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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1879-12 o'clock M.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, the members of the House of Representatives in the 31st General Assembly convened in regular session in the Capitol, in the City of Springfield, this 8th day of January, A. D. 1879, at 12 o'clock noon, and the following proceedings were had:
The House was called to order by the Hon. George H. Harlow, Secretary of the State of Illinois, as provided by the Constitution. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Nourse.
The roll of members as officially prepared by the Secretary of State, from the returns in his office, was called, when the following were found present and answered to their names:
Snyder, John F.
Savage, John W
Stevens, Norman E
Samuel, Absalom M.
files, Rufus W..
McCreery, William T
Iitchell, Thomas F.
Ioss, John R..
'eters, Matthew H
'rovart, Phillip C. C.
teaburn, John J
Robison, Charles F.
Thompson, William H.
Taylor, John B.
Thomas, Horace H.
Trusdell, Bernard H.
Wilson, Benjamin M.
Walsh, Thomas J..
Wright, Omar H.
Wright, James G..
Wightman, George F.
Villiam C. Hall..
Henry H. Spencer..
Mr. Neal, of Coles county, nominated Flavel K. Granger, of McHenry county, for temporary Speaker.
Mr. O. B. Ficklin, of Coles county, nominated Robert L. McKinlay,
f Edgar county, for temporary Speaker.
On the call of the roll Mr. Granger was elected by the following
Granger, 82 votes.
McKinlay, 63 votes.
Those voting for Mr. Granger are:
Messrs. Abraham, Allen of Warren, Allen of Whiteside, Bisbee, Black, Brigham, Buck ro Byers, Carter of Adams, Carter of Johnson, Churchill, Clark, Cockle, Collins, Core, sthwait, Davis, Dewey, Dysart, Ehrhardt, Ewing, Gray, Gregg, Gross, Hamil
ton. Harts, Holden, Hopkins, Ingham, Jackson, James, Jennings, Johnson, Jones of Wash ington. Keniston, Kouka, Latimer, Layman, Lovell, Lyon, Marston, Mason, Mathews, MF, McKinlay, Meier, Miles, Meilbeck, Mitchell, Mock, Morrison, Neal, Neff, Nichols, Orman, 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-81.
Those voting for Mr. McKinlay are:
Meers Barry, Bolt, Bower, Bridges, Brumback, Butterworth, Chase, Cremer, Day, Durfee, Et English, Ficklin, Fosbender, Graham, Granger, Green, Hall of Tazewell, Hall of Garin, Halliday, Hammond, Herrington, Hinckley, Hinds, Jones of Christian, Lewis, M.Bnde, McCreery, Mileham, Murry, O'Malley, Orendorff, Pleasants, Powell, Price, Prett, Provart, Reaburn, Reavill, Robinson of Jackson, Robison of Fulton, Rogers, Reby, Ryan, Samuel, Scarlett, Seiter, Sexton, Sloan, Smith, Snigg, Snyder, Thomason, Trac. Trammell, Trusdell, Vasey, Wall, Walsh, Weber, Wentworth, Zimmerman,
Present and not voting:
Messrs. Bowen, Foy, Frew, Moss, Peters, Pratt, Savage, and Thomson of Will.
Mr. Wheeler, of Mason, offered the following resolution, which was adopted:
Braved, Messrs. Neff, Ewing and McKinlay be appointed a committee to wait upon the spraker pro tempore elect, and conduct him to the chair.
Mr. Mitchell, of McLean, offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the following named persons be appointed the officers of this house durng the temporary organization:
Send assistant clerk
nd assistant doorkeeper
Tad assistant doorkeeper..
James E. Jewitt.
Thomas L. Joy, of White county.
.J. H Chesney.
E. Fisher, of Carroll.
J. R. Means.
Manuel De Frates.
And that the temporary speaker be authorized to appoint six pages, to serve during the temporary organization.
Mr. Wentworth offered the following resolution as a substitute for Mr. Mitchell's resolution:
Bored, That the following persons be temporary officers of this house:
The roll being called upon the adoption of the substitute, it was decided in the negative.
Ayes 71. Noes 81.
Those voting in the affirmative are:
Messrs. Barry, Bolt, Bower, Bridges, Brumback, Butterworth, Chase, Cremer, Day, Durfee, Barberdt, Elliott, English, Ficklin, Fosbender, Foy, Frew, Graham, Green, Hall of Tuewell Hall of Gallatin, Halliday, Hammond, Herrington. Hinckley, Hinds, Jones of Yan, Lewis, McBride, McCreery, McKinlay, Meier, Mileham, Meilbeck, Murray, Maley, Orendorff, Peters, Pleasants, Powell, Pratt, Price, Prickett, Provart, Reaburn, Baral, Robinson of Jackson, Robison of Fulton, Rogers, Richey, Ryan, Samuel, Yarlett, Seiter, Sexton, Sloan, Smith, Snigg, Snyder, Thomason, Thomson of Will, Tracy. Trammell, Trusdell, Vasey, Wall, Walsh, Weber, Wentworth, Zimmerman, Lak-11.
Those voting in the negative are:
Messrs Abraham, Allen of Warren, Allen of Whiteside, Bowen, Bisbee, Black, Brigham, Bark Burt, Byers, Carter of Adams, Carter of Johnson, Churchill, Clark, Cockle, na Core, Crooker, Crosthwait, Davis, Dewey, Dysart, Ewing, Granger, Gray, Gregg, Hamilton. Harts, Holden. Hopkins, Ingham, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones Washington, Keniston, Kouka, Latimer, Layman, Lovell, Lyon, Marston, Mason, Mathews, McFie, Miles, Mitchell, Mock, Morrison, Moss, Neal, Neff, Nichols, Otman
Pearson, Ranney, Savage, 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-81.
Mr. Frew offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the rules of the House of Representatives and the joint-rules of the Senate and the House of Representatives, adopted by the thirtieth General Assembly, be adopted by this House of Representatives as the rules governing the same, until otherwise provided.
Mr. Tice offered the following, as a substitute for the above resolution:
Resolved, That the rules and principles of parliamentary law, as laid down in Cushing's Manual of Parliamentary Practice, be and the same are hereby adopted for the the government of this House, during the temporary organization and until the House adopt rules for its government.
The substitute was adopted.
Mr. Wall offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Speaker pro tem. appoint a committee of seven on credentials; that the clerk be instructed to call the representative districts, in numerical order, and that the members elect, as their respective districts are called, present to the committee their certificates of election; and that said committee examine the same, and report the names of the members elect to this house.
Mr. Latimer offered the following, as a substitute for the above resolution :
Resolved, That the Speaker pro tempore appoint a committee of five on credentials; that the Clerk be directed to call the representative districts, in numerical order, and the members elect, as their names are called, send to the clerk's desk their certificates of election for examination, and report by said committee.
The substitute was adopted.
Mr. Jones, of Washington, offered the following resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the speaker pro tem. appoint a committee of three members, to wait upon the chief justice of the supreme court, and invite him to be present, to administer the oath of office to the members, at his convenience.
The Speaker pro tempore announced as pages, for the temporary organization, Charles Wilson, Ed. Stadden, Charles Boone, R. Elkins, Sam'l Hiller, Richard Paran,
The Speaker pro tempore announced as Committee on Credentials the following gentlemen :
Messrs. Latimer, Tice, Nichols, Herrington and Wall.
The Speaker pro tempore announced the following gentlemen as committee to wait upon the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and invite him to be present and administer the oath of office to members: Messrs. Jones of Washington, Crooker and Trusdell.
On motion of Mr. Latimer, the House, at 1:30 o'clock p. m., ad. journed till 2 p. m., to-morrow.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1879-2 o'clock P. M.
The House met pursuant to adjournment, pro tempore Speaker Granger in the chair.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Phillips.
Journal of yesterday read and approved.
The following report by the Committee on Credentials was received. and adopted:
To the Speaker pro tem of the House of Representatives:
We report the following named gentlemen as having the proper
certificates, and entitled to seats in the House of Representatives of the 31st General Assembly.
Allen, W. H.
Allen. Edwin W.
Abraham, William A.. Barry, Patrick T..
Bisbee, Lewis H.
Burt, Charles S...
Crosthwait, William Y. Carter, Joseph N.. Carter, James H. Chure, Charles.. Dysart. Alexander P. Davis, Hosen Durfee, Bradford K. Day, William A..... Dewey, John S. Ehrhardt, Charles. Elliot, Simon. Ewing. Henry A.. English, John N. Frew, Calvin H Fosbender, Charles. For, John W Ficklin. Orlando B.. Granger, Flavel K Gray, George B. Gross, Wm. L. Graham, James W. Green, Alfred M. Gregg, John M. Hopkins, Solomon P. Hinds, Andrew... Herrington, James. Hamilton, Brooks R. Harts, David H..
Hall, William R
Hall, Samuel C
Jones, Samuel W
Miles, Rufus W.
Peters, Matthew H Powell, Starkey R. Pleasants. James H. Prickett, Wm. R Pearson, John M Provart, Phillip C. C Richey, David
Ranney, Joel A Reaburn, John J Robison, Charles F Robinson Thomas T Rogers, Thomas P. Ryan, James L Reavell, Andrew J Shermon, Elijah B Sexton, Austin O Struckman, Geo. G
Taylor, John B.