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4 O'CLOCK P. M.

The Senate resumed business,
Hon. Lyman B. Ray, President of the Senate, presiding.

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

Resolved, That a committee of three Senators be appointed by the President of the Senate to inform the House that the Senate is now dulv organized, and ready to proceed to business.

Under the foregoing resolution, the President of the Senate appointed the following committee: Senators MacMillan, Chapman, O'Conor.

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

Re: olced, That the President of the Senate appoint a committee of three Senators to wait upon the Gove or and inform him that the Senate of the State of Illinois is now duly organized and ready to receive any communication he may desire to make.

Under the foregoing resolution, the President of the Senate appointed the following committee: Senators Fuller, Kerrick, Brink.

Under a resolution adopted this day, the President of the Senate announced the appointment of the following janitors:

Janitor of the Republican Cloak Room-Archie Ward.
Janitor of the Democratic Cloak Room-Thomas T. Brown.

Under a resolution adopted this day, the President of the Senate announced the appointment of the following pages: Ralph Herron, Roy Moyers, Howard Lloyd, Alex. Broady, George Webber, P. Howard, Willie Buckley, Roy Ayar, Arthur Becker, G. Mooney.

Under a resolution adopted this day, the President of the Senate made the following appointments:

President's Private Secretary-George W. Huston.
Janitor of the President's Room-Abner Naylor.

At 4:10 o'clock, on motion of Mr. Ferguson, the Senate adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.

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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1891–10 O'CLOCK A. M.

euate met, pursuant to adjournment, on. Lyman B. Ray, President of the Senate, presiding. rayer by the chaplain. eading of the journal of yesterday was dispensed with on tion of Mr. Humphrey, and ordered to stand approved. Ir. Thomas offered the following resolution, which was read

information: Resolved. That there shall be added to the standing committees provided by the rules to be adopted a special committee to be designated the orld's Columbian Exposition Committee, consisting of fifteen members, which shall be referred all bills and resolutions pertaining to the orld's Columbian Exposition. The question being, "Shall the foregoing resolution be dopted it was decided in the affirinative.

A MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.

A message from the House by its Clerk, W. H. Hinrichsen:
Mr. President: I am instructed to inform the Senate that the House
f Representatives is fully organized with the following list of officers,

-wit:
Speaker-Hon. Clayton E. Crafts, of Cook county.
Clerk-Wm. H. Hinrichsen, of Adams county.
First Assistant Clerk-W. A. Compton, of McDonough countr.
Second Assistant Clerk-W. B. Morris, Jr., of Pope county.
Third Assistant Clerk-E. P. Kimball, of Macoupin county.
Doorkeeper-Edgar S. Browne, of La Salle county.
First Assistant Doorkeeper-B. W. Rives.
Second Assistant Doorkeeper-James Coleman.

Third Assistant Doorkeeper-John Cockrell.
Postmaster-Mrs. M. O'Conner.
Assistant Postmaster- Miss Emma T. Hoehn.

Respectfully submitted,

W. H. HINRICHSEN, Clerk. Mr. President: I am instructed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed the following:

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein, That the two houses shall meet in joint session in the hall of the House of Representatives, on Thursday. the 8th day of January, A. 1). 1891, at the hour of 2 o'clock P. M., for the purpose of canvassing the returns of the election for State officers held on the 4th day of November, A. D. 1890, as required by the constitution of this State.

W. II. HINRICHSEN, Clerk.

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Jr. Bacon offered the following joint resolution: Resolrud by the Senate, the House of Representatires concurring therein. That when the two Houses of this General Assembly shall adjourn on Thursday, the sth day of January, 1891, they shall stand adjourned until Tuesday, the 13th day of January, 1891, at 10 o'clock A. M.

And the question being, "Shall the foregoing resolution be adopted?" and the yeas and nays being demanded, it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 27; nays, 23.

The following voted in the affirmative, Messrs.:

Anderson,
Bacon,
Bass.
Bassett,
Berry
Bagirdus,

Chapman,
Crawfo:d,

Charles H..
Crawford, Wil-

liam F.,
Evans,

Ferguson,
Fuller,
Hagl.,
Hamer,
Humphrey,
Hunt,

Kerrick,
Knopf,
Lehman,
Mae Millan,
Mathews,
Secrest,

Shects,
Sheridan,
Thomas,
Wile,
Zearing,

Yeas-27.

The following voted in the negative, Messrs. :
Allen.
Farmer,
Mahoney,
O'Malley,

Thiele,
Arnold,
Higbee,
Manecke,
Ronvill,

Wells,
Brink,
Karraker,
Newell,
Rickert,

Wright,
Caldwell,
Leeper,
Noonan.
Spibert,

Nays-23.
Campbell.
McDonald,
O'Conor,

Shunway, Ordered that the Secretary inform the House thereof, and ask their concurrence therein.

Mr. Fuller, on behalf of the committee to wait upon the Governor, made the following report: To th: President of the Senate:

Your committee appointed by authority of a resolution of the Senate, to wait upon his Excellency, the Governor, and inform him that the Senate was duly organized and ready to receive any communication he might desire to make, respectfully report, that they have performed that duty, and that the Governor will communicate to the Senate, by message, at eleven o'clock 1. M. to-day. Respectfully submitted,

CHARLES E. FULLER,
F. E. W. BRINK,
T. C. KERRICK,

Committee.

Mr. MacMillan, on behalf of the committee to wait upon the House, made report that that duty had been attended to.

On motion of Mr. Fuller, the joint resolution received this day from the House concerning the canvass of the State vote of November 4, 1890, was then taken up for consideration and adopted, to-wit:

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein, That the two Houses shall meet in joint session in the hall of the House of Representatives on Thursday, the 8th day of January, A. D. 1891, at the hour of two o'clock P. M., for the purpose of canvassing the returns of the election for State officers held on the 4th day of November, A. D., 1890, as required by the constitution of this State.

Ordered that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives of their concurrence therein.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. Secrest introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 1, for "An act to provide for the incidental expenses of the 37th General Assembly of the State of Illinois, and for the care and custody of the State House and grounds, incurred or to be incurred, and now unprovided for."

On motion of Mr. Secrest, the bill was read at large a first time, and,

On motion of Mr. Secrest, was ordered to a second reading and to be printed.

Mr. Secrest introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 2, for "An act to provide for the necessary expenses of the State government, incurred or to be incurred, for the public printing, and now unprovided for, until the first day of July, A. D. 1891."

On motion of Mr. Secrest, the bill was read at large a first time, and,

On motion of Mr. Secrest, was ordered to a second reading and to be printed.

Mr. Shumway introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 3, for "An act to provide for the printing and distribution of ballots at public expense, and for the nomination of candidates for public offices, and to enforce the secrecy of the ballot."

On motion of Mr. Shumway, the bill was read at large a first time, and,

On motion of Mr. Shumway, the bill was referred to the Committee on Elections, when formed.

Mr. Shumway introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 4, for an act entitled “An act to create a board of commissioners for the purpose of securing for use in the common schools of the State of Illinois, of a uniform series of text books, defining the duties of certain officers therein named with reference thereto, making appropriations therefor, defining certain felonies and misdemeanors, providing penalties for the violation of the provisions of said act, repealing all laws in conflict therewith, and declaring an emergency

On motion of Mr. Shumway, the bill was read at large a first time, and,

On inotion of Mr. Shumway, the bill was referred to the Committee on Education and Educational Institutions, when formed.

Mr. Thomas introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 5, a bill for "An act to amend chapter thirty-two (32) of the revised statutes of the State of Illinois relating to corporations."

On motion of Mr. Thomas, the bill was read at large a first time, and,

On motion of Mr. Thomas, the bill was referred to the Committee on Corporations, when formed.

Mr. Thomas introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 6, for “An act to provide for the incorporation, management and regulation of Pawners' Societies, and limiting the rate of compensation to be paid for advances, storage and insurance on pawns and pledges in certain cases.

On motion of Mr. Thomas, the bill was read at large a first time, and,

On motion of Mr. Thomas, the bill was referred to the Committee on Judiciary, when formed.

Mr. Fuller introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 7, for "An act to extend the jurisdiction of County Courts."

On motion of Mr. Fuller, the bill was read at large a first time, and,

On motion of Mr. Fuller, the bill was referred to the Committee on Judiciary, when formed.

Mr. Fuller introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 8, for "An act in relation to cemeteries."

On motion of Mr. Fuller, the bill was read at large a first time, and,

On motion of Mr. Fuller, the bill was referred to the Committee on Judiciary, when formed.

Mr. Hamer introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 9, for "An act to protect trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies.”

On motion of Mr. Hamer, the bill was read at large a first time, and,

On motion of Mr. Hamer, the bill was referred to Judiciary Committee, when formed.

Mr. Hamer introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 10, for "An act to amend section 1 of an act entitled 'An act to restrict the powers of counties, cities, towns and villages in licensing dram shops, to provide for granting a license to retail malt liquors separately, and for punishing persons holding such separate license for unlawful sale and gifts,' approved June 15, 1883, in force July 1, 1883.”

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