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Jones, of Washington county, from the committee to wait hief Justice Craig, made the following report, which was received. adopted:

he Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives:

e, the committee appointed by you to wait upon Chief Justice g, would report that we have conferred with him, and that he has ified his willingness to appear at your pleasure and administer the

SAMUEL W. JONES, Chairman.

r. Mason offered the following resolution, which was adopted: olved, That a committee of three be appointed to wait upon the Chief Justice and m him that the members of this House are now ready to receive the administration eir oath of office.

he Speaker pro tem. appointed as said committee: Mason, Scott Sexton.

[r. Mitchell moved a call of the House.

greed to.

call of the House being ordered, the following members respondto the call:

ssrs. Abraham, Allen of Warren, Allen of Whiteside, Barry, Bolt, Bowen, Bower, BisBlack, Bridges, Brigham, Brumback, Buck, Burt, Butterworth, Byers, Carter of AdCarter of Johnson, Churchill, Chase, Clark, Cockle, Collins, Core, Creamer, ker, Crosthwait, Davis, Day, Dewey, Durfee, Dysart, Ehrhardt, Elliott, English, EwFicklin, Fosbender, Foy, Frew, Graham, Granger, Gray, Green, Gregg, Gross, of Tazewell, Hall of Gallatin, Halliday, Hamilton, Hammond, Harts, Herrington, kley, Hinds, Hopkins, Ingham, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones of Christian, s of Washington, Keniston, Kouka, Latimer, Layman, Lewis, Lovell, Lyon, MarsMason, Mathews, McBride, McCreery, McFie, McKinlay, Meier, Miles, Mileham, beck, Mitchel, Mock, Morrison, Moss, Murray, Neal, Neff, Nichols, O'Malley, OrenOtman, Pearson, Peters, Pleasants, Powell, Pratt, Price, Prickett, Provart, RanReaburn, Reavill, Robinson of Jackson, Robison of Fulton, Rogers, Richey, RySamuel, Savage, Scarlett, Scott, Scroggs, Secrest, Seiter, Sexton, Shaw, Sherman, nson, Sloan, Smith, Snigg, Snyder, Spencer, Stevens, Struckman, Taylor of Cook, or of Winnebago, Thomas, Thomason, Thompson of Cook, Thomson of Will, Tracy, Trammell, Trusdell, Tyler, Vasey, Veile, Wall, Walsh, Warren, Weber, tworth, Wheeler, Wilson, Wightman, Wright of Boone, Wright of Dupage, Zimman, Zink-151.

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udge C. J. Craig administered the oath of office to the members

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n motion of Mr. Robison, of Fulton, a recess of five minutes was en to enable the members to subscribe to the oaths of office.

Ir. Sherman offered the following resolution, which was adopted: solved, That the House now proceed to the permanent organization by the election of ker and other officers as provided by law. That nominations be made for each office, the vote be taken viva voce, upon a call of the roll.

Ir. Mathews, of Pike county, placed in nomination the name of William A. James, of Lake county, for Speaker.

r. Shaw, of Carroll, seconded the nomination.

r. Ficklin, of Coles county, nominated Hon. James Herrington, of e county.

r. Smith, of Kendall county, nominated Hon. Calvin H. Frew, of a county.

There being no other nominations, a roll call was ordered.
Those voting for Mr. James are:

Messrs. Abraham, Allen of Warren, Allen of Whiteside, Bowen, Bisbee, Black, Briztam, Buck, Burt, Byers, Carter of Adams, Carter of Johnson, Churchill, Clark, Cocke Collins, Core, Crooker, Crosthwait, Davis, Dewey, Dysart, Ehrhardt, Ewing, Granger, Gray, Gregg, Gross, Hamilton, Harts, Herrington, Hopkins, Ingham, Jackson, Jegs, Johnson, Jones, of Washington, Keniston, Kouka, Latimer, Layman, Lovell, Le Marston, Mason, Mathews, McFie, Miles, Meilbeck, Mitchell, Mock, Morrison, Na Neff, Nichols, Otman, Pearson, Ranney, Scott, Scroggs, Secrest, Shaw, Sherman, 5-n, Spencer, Stevens, Struckman, Taylor of Cook, Taylor of Winnebago, Thomas, Tompson of Cook, Tice, Tyler, Veile, Warren, Wheeler, Wilson, Wightman, Wright of Boone, Wright of DuPage-81.

Those voting for Mr. Herrington are:

Messrs Barry, Bolt, Bower, Bridges, Brumback, Butterworth, Chase, Cremer, Day, The English, Ficklin, Fosbender, Graham, Green, Hall of Tazewell, Hall of Gallatin, Hsday, Hammond, Hinckley, Hinds, James, Jones of Christian, Lewis, McBride, McCreery, McKinlay, Mileham, Murray, O'Malley, Orendorff, Pleasants, Powell, Price, Prickett, Part, Reaburn, Reavill, Robinson of Jackson, Robison of Fulton, Rogers, Ryan, Scarlett, Seiter, Sexton, Sloan, Snigg, Snyder, Tracy, Trammell, Trusdell, Vasey, Wad Walsh, Weber, Wentworth, Zimmerman, Zink-59.

Those voting for Mr. Frew are:

Mrs Elliott, Foy, Moss, Peters, Pratt, Richey, Savage, Smith, Thomson, of Will-9. Not voting-Mr. Frew and Mr. Holden.

Absent-Mr. Holden.

Mr. Thompson, of Cook, offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Pod, That the Speaker pro tem. appoint a committee of three members to wait upon the Speaker elect and conduct him to the Chuir.

The Speaker pro tem. appointed Messrs. Thompson of Cook, Herrington of Kane, and Layman of Jackson.

The Speaker elect, the Hon. William A. James, of Lake, was conducted to the Chair and delivered the following address:

Gentlemen of the House of Representatives:

In assuming the duties assigned me by your favor, I do so with no other desire than to the best of my ability to discharge them with due regard to the rights of members, in cordance with the constitution, in a manner which may in some degree magnify the greatness and glory of our State, by encouraging the development of her resources, and adding to the happiness and prosperity of our people. In the furtherance of these objects, far as we may do within the limited sphere of the powers with which we are vested, I know I shall have your hearty support and co-operation. I am aware that I am unal to the discharge of the duties of the position in any way commensurate with the ny and importance attached to it, without your co-operation and support. With these remarks, gentlemen, trusting that you will generously pardon any errors I may coment in the performance of the duties assigned me, I again return you my thanks. The election of permanent officers of the House was proceeded with, and

Mr. Ranney placed Mr. W. B. Taylor, of Marshall, in nomination for clerk.

Mr. Wentworth nominated Mr. Jerry Crowley, of Cook.
Mr. Frew nominated Mr. Thomas Calfer, of Livingston.

The roll call was ordered.

Those voting for W. B. Taylor are:

Mears. Abraham, Allen of Warren, Allen of Whiteside, Bowen, Bisbee, Black, BrigBock, Burt. Byers, Carter of Adams, Carter of Johnson, Churchill, Clark, Cockle, Las, Core. Crooker, Crosthwait, Davis, Dewey, Dysart, Ewing, Granger, Gray, Gregg, Hamilton, Harts, Hopkins, Ingham, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones of WashKeniston, Kouka, Latimer, Layman, Lovell, Lyon, Marston, Mason, Mathews, Fe. Miles, Mitchell, Mock, Morrison, Neal, Neff, Nichols, Otman, Pearson, Ranney, *tt. Scroggs, Secrest, Shaw, Sherman, Simonson, Spencer, Stevens, Struckman, Taylor Cook Taylor of Winnebago, Thomas, Thompson of Cook, Tice, Tyler, Veile, Warren, Theeler, Wilson, Wightman, Wright of Boone, Wright of DuPage, Mr. Speaker-78. Those voting for Mr. Jerry Crowley are:

Messrs. Barry, Bolt, Bower, Bridges, Brumback, Butterworth, Chase, Cremer, Day, Durfee, English, Ficklin, Fosbender, Graham, Green, Hall of Tazewell, Hall of Gallatin, Haiday, Hammond, Herrington, Hinckley, Hinds, Jones of Christian, Lewis, McBride, Creery, McKinlay, Meier, Mileham, Meilbeck, Murray, O'Malley, Orendorff, Pleasants,

Powell, Price, Prickett, Provart, Reaburn, Reavill, Robinson of Jackson, Robison of Fulton, Rogers, Ryan, Samuel, Scarlett, Seiter, Sexton, Sloan, Snigg, Snyder, Thomason, Tracey, Trammell, Trusdell, Vasey, Wall, Walsh, Weber, Wentworth, Zimmerman, Zink62.

Those voting for Mr. Thonias Calfer are:

Messrs. Elliott, Foy, Frew, Moss, Peters, Pratt, Richey, Savage, Smith, Thomson of Will-10.

Not voting-Messrs. Ehrhardt and Holden.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Paddock, Secretary.

MR. SPEAKER: I am directed to inform the House of Representatives, that the Senate has met and organized by the election of the following officers, to-wit :

John M. Hamilton-President pro tem.

James H. Paddock-Secretary.

George Terwilliger-First Assistant Secretary.
Roswell W. Gates-Second Assistant Secretary.

J. L. Wheat-Sergeant at Arms.

Thomas Penniwell-First Assistant Sergeant at Arms.

A. A. Benjamin-Second Assistant Sergeant at Arms.

Charles H. Greenleaf-Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk.

Frank E. Stevens-First Assistant Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk. W. H. Brown-Second Assistant Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk. Kate C. Hayes-Post Master.

Lizzie M. Harris-Assistant Post Master.

William Sullivan-Policeman.

William Irwin

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And is now ready for the transaction of business.

Mr. Jones, of Washington, nominated Mr. T. J. Verner, of Washington, for First Assistant Clerk of the House.

Mr. Wentworth nominated Mr. J. R. Shannon, of Randolph.
Mr. Frew nominated Mr. D. M. Haight, of Kendall.

Those voting for Mr. Verner are:

Messrs. Abraham, Allen of Warren, Allen of Whiteside, Bowen, Bisbee, Black, Brigham, Buck, Burt, Byers, Carter of Adams, Carter of Johnson, Churchill, Clark, Cockle, Collins, Core, Crooker, Crosthwait, Davis, Dewey, Dysart, Ewing, Granger, Gray, Gregg, Gross, Hamilton, Hammond, Harts, Hopkins, Ingham, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones of Washington, Keniston, Kouka, Latimer, Layman, Lovell, Lyon, Marston, Mason, Mathews, McFie, Miles, Meilbeck, Mitchell, Mock, Morrison, Neal, Neff, Nichols, Otman, Pearson, Ranney, Scott, Scroggs, Secrest, Shaw, Sherman, Simonson, Spencer, Stevens, Struckman, Taylor of Cook, Taylor of Winnebago, Thomas, Thompson of Cook, Tice, Tyler, Veile, Warren, Wheeler, Wilson, Wightman, Wright of Boone, Wright of Du Page, Mr. Speaker-80.

Those voting for Mr. J. R. Shannon are:

Messrs. Barry, Bolt, Bower, Bridges, Brumback, Butterworth, Chase, Cremer, Day, Dur fee, English, Ficklin, Fosbender, Graham, Green, Hall of Tazewell, Hall of Gallatin, Halli day, Herrington, Hinckley, Hinds, Jones of Christian, Lewis, McBride, McCreery, McKinlay, Mileham, Murray, O'Malley, Orendorff, Pleasants, Powell, Price, Prickett, Provart, Reaburn Reavill, Robinson of Jackson, Robison of Fulton, Rogers, Ryan, Samuel, Scarlett, Seiter, Sexton, Sloan, Snigg, Snyder. Thomason, Tracy, Trammell, Trusdell, Vasey, Wall, Walsh, Weber, Wentworth, Zimmerman, Zink-59.

Those voting for Mr. D. M. Haight are:

Messrs. Elliott, Foy, Frew, Moss, Peters, Pratt, Richey, Savage, Smith, Thomson of Will-10.

Not voting-Ehrhardt, Holden and Meier.

For Second Assistant Clerk of the House, Mr. Thompson, of Cook, nominated Mr. W. B. Hawkins, of Kane.

Mr. Wentworth nominated Mr. Moses Messenger, of Marshall.
Mr. Frew nominated Mr. A. H. Moss, of Jefferson.

Mr. Granger offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Resolved, That the following named persons be elected to the respective offices named.
Willis B. Hawkins, of Kane, Second Assistant Clerk.

E. T. Whitcomb, of Champaign, Third Assistant Clerk.
Mr. Mock nominated for Postmaster, Miss Lillie Ray.
Mr. Wentworth nominated Mrs. R. M. Springer.
Mr. Frew seconded the nomination of Mrs. Springer.
Those voting for Miss Lillie Ray are,

Messrs. Abraham, Allen of Warren, Allen of Whiteside, Bowen, Bisbee, Black, Brigham, Buck, Burt, Byers, Carter of Adams, Carter of Johnson, Churchill, Clark, Cockle, Collins, Core, Crooker, Crosthwait, Davis, Dewey, Dysart, Ewing, Granger, Gray, Gregg, Gross, Hamilton, Harts, Hopkins, Ingham, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones of Washington, Keniston, Kouka, Latimer, Layman, Lovell, Lyon, Marston, Mason, Mathews, McFie, Miles, Mitchell, Mock, Morrison, Neal, Neff, Nichols, Otman, Pearson, Ranney, Rogers, Scott, Scroggs, Secrest, Shaw, Sherman, Simonson, Spencer, Stevens, Struckman, Taylor of Cook, Taylor of Winnebago, Thomas, Thompson of Cook, Tice, Tyler, Veile, Warren, Wheeler, Wilson, Wightman, Wright of Boone, Wright of Du Page, Mr. Speaker-79.

Those voting for Mrs. R. M. Springer are:

Messrs. Barry, Bolt, Bower, Bridges, Brumback, Butterworth, Chase, Cremer, Day, Durfee, Ehrhardt, Elliott, English, Ficklin, Fosbender, Foy, Frew, Graham, Green, Hall of Tazewell, Hall of Gallatin, Halliday, Hammond, Herrington, Hinckley, Hinds, Jones of Christian, Lewis, McBride, McCreery, McKinlay, Meier, Mileham, Meilbeck, Moss, Murray, O'Malley, Orendorff, Peters, Pleasants, Powell, Pratt, Price, Prickett, Provart, Reaburn, Reavill, Robinson of Jackson, Robison of Fulton, Richey, Ryan, Samuel, Savage, Scarlett, Seiter, Sexton, Sloan, Smith, Snigg, Snyder, Thomason, Thomson of Will, Tracy, Trammell, Trusdell, Vasey, Wall, Walsh, Wentworth, Zimmerman, Zink-71.

Not voting-Holden and Weber.

Mr. Nichols nominated for Assistant Post Master, W. F. Wilton, of Clinton.

Mr. Wentworth nominated for Assistant Post Master, Mrs. R. M. Springer.

Those voting for Mr. W. F. Wilton are:

Messrs. Abraham, Allen of Warren, Allen of Whiteside, Bowen, Bisbee, Black, Brigham, Buck, Burt, Byers, Carter of Adams, Carter of Johnson, Churchill, Clark, Cockle, Collins, Core, Crooker, Crosthwait, Davis, Dewey, Dysart, Ewing, Granger, Gray, Gregg, Gross, Hamilton, Harts, Hopkins, Ingham, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones of Washington, Keniston, Kouka, Latimer. Layman, Lovell, Lyon, Marston, Mason, Mathews, McFie, Miles, Mitchell, Mock, Morrison, Neal, Neff, Nichols, Otman, Pearson, Ranney, Scott, Scroggs, Secrest, Shaw, Sherman, Simonson, Spencer, Stevens, Struckman, Taylor of Cook. Taylor of Winnebago, Thomas, Thompson of Cook, Tice, Tyler, Warren, Wheeler, Wilson, Wightman, Wright of Boone, Wright of DuPage, Mr. Speaker-77.

Those voting for Mrs. R. M. Springer are:

Messrs. Barry, Bolt, Bower, Bridges, Brumback, Butterworth, Chase, Cremer, Day, Durfee, Ehrhardt, Elliott, English, Ficklin, Fosbender, Foy, Frew, Graham, Green, Hall of Tazewell, Hall of Gallatin, Halliday, Hammond, Herrington, Hinckley, Hinds, Jones of Christian, Lewis, McBride, McCreery, McKinlay, Meier, Mileham, Meilbeck, Moss, Murray, O'Malley, Orendorff, Peters, Pleasants, Powell, Pratt, Price, Prickett, Provart, Reaburn, Reavill, Robinson of Jackson, Robison of Fulton, Rogers, Richey, Ryan, Samuel, Savage, Scarlett, Seiter, Sexton, Sloan, Smith, Snigg, Snyder, Thomason, Thomson of Will, Tracy, Trammell, Trusdell, Vasey, Veile, Wall, Walsh, Wentworth, Zimmerman, Zink-73.

Not voting-Holden and Weber.

Mr. Churchill nominated for doorkeeper, Nathan Crews, of Wayne. Mr. Wall nominated for doorkeeper, Mr. G. W. Olbert.

Those voting for Mr. Nathan Crews are:

Messrs. Abraham, Allen of Warren, Allen of Whiteside, Bowen, Bisbee, Black, Brigham, Buck, Burt, Byers. Carter of Adams, Carter of Johnson, Churchill, Clark, Cockle, Collins, Core, Crooker, Crosthwait, Davis, Dewey, Dysart, Ewing, Granger, Gray, Gregg, Gross, Hamilton, Harts, Hopkins, Ingham, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones of Washington, Keniston, Kouka, Latimer, Layman, Lovell, Lyon, Marston, Mason, Mathews, 'MeFie, Miles, Mitchell, Mock, Morrison, Moss, Neal, Neff, Nichols, Otman, Pearson, Ranney, Scott, Scroggs, Secrest, Shaw, Sherman, Simonson, Spencer, Stevens, Struckman, Taylor of Cook, Taylor of Winnebago, Thomas, Thompson of Cook, Tice, Tyler, Veile, Warren, Wheeler, Wilson, Wightman, Wright of Boone, Wright of DuPage, Mr. Speaker-79.

Those voting for Mr. G. W. Olbert are:

Messrs. Barry, Bolt, Bower, Bridges, Brumback, Butterworth, Chase, Cremer, Day. Durfee, Ehrhardt, Elliott, English, Ficklin, Fosbender, Foy, Frew. Graham, Green, Hall of Tazewell, Hall of Gallatin, Halliday, Hammond, Herrington, Hinckley, Hinds, Jones of Christian, Lewis, McBride, McCreery, McKinlay, Meier, Mileham, Meilbeck, Murray, O'Malley, Orendorff, Peters, Pleasants, Powell, Pratt, Price, Prickett, Provart, Reaburn, Reavill, Robinson of Jackson, Robison of Fulton, Rogers, Richey, Ryan, Samuel, Savage, Scarlett, Seiter, Sexton, Sloan, Smith, Snigg, Snyder, Thomason, Thompson of Will, Tracy, Trammell, Trusdell, Vasey, Wall, Walsh, Wentworth, Zimmerman, Zink-71.

Not voting-Messrs. Holden and Weber.

Mr. Granger offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the following persons be elected to the respective offices here named:

Isaac H. Kelly-First Assistant Doorkeeper.

M. Cunningham-Second Assistant Doorkeeper.

Benjamin Longnecker-Third Assistant Doorkeeper.

Mr. Wentworth offered the following substitute for Mr. Granger's resolution :

Resolved, That the following persons be the officers of this House for the positions placed opposite their names:

First Assistant Doorkeeper-Marshall A. Stevens, of Sangamon.
Second Assistant Doorkeeper-O. P. Hill, of Union.

Third Assistant Doorkeeper-Thomas Dwyer, of Cook.

Mr. Wentworth's substitute was lost.

The following communication was received from the Secretary of State:

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Hon. Wm. A. James, Speaker of the House of Representatives, 31st General Assembly: SIR: Pursuant to the provisions of section 4, article 5. of the constitution, I have the honor to transmit herewith the sealed returns received by me from the several County Clerks of the election held in the several counties of the State, on the 5th day of November, 1878, for State Treasurer and State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Very respectfully,

GEO. H. HARLOW,
Secretary of State.

Mr. Otman offered the following resolution, which was adopted:

Resolved, By the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, that the two houses meet in the hall of Representatives, in joint session, for the purpose of canvassing the returns of the election for State Treasurer and Superintendent of Public Instruction, on Friday, the tenth instant, at eleven o'clock A. M.

Mr. Gross offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Speaker is hereby authorized to appoint four policemen and ten pages to serve in this House, and one person to act during the session of this General Assembly, as the private secretary of the Speaker.

Mr. Herrington moved to refer the resolution offered by Mr. Gross to the committee on contingent expenses, when appointed."

The motion was lost.

Message from the Senate, by Mr. Paddock, Secretary.

[NOTE.-The message referred to does not appear in the original Journal.]

Mr. Fosbender offered the following amendment to the resolution offered by Mr. Gross:

Amend by inserting "two" instead of "four"' policemen.

The amendment was lost.

Mr. Wall offered the following amendment to the resolution offered by Mr. Gross:

Amend by inserting "six" instead of "ten" pages.

Which was adopted.

Mr. Sherman moved the previous question.
Agreed to.

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