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JOUKNAL OF THE HOUSE.
Wednesday, January 8, 1879—\c 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:
Mr.'Neal, of Coles county, nominated Flavel K. Granger, of Mclenry county, for temporary Speaker.
Mr. 0. 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 ote:
Granger, 82 votes.
Those voting for Mr. Granger are:
[essrs. Abraham, Allen of Warren, Allen of Whiteside, Blsbee, Black, Brigbam, Buck Byers, Carter of Adams, Carter of Johnson, Churchill, Clark, Cockle, Collins, Core, Crosthwalt, Davis, Dewey, Dysart, Ehrhardt, Ewlng, Gray, Gregg, Gross, Hamiltoo. Hara, Holden. Hopkins, Ingham, Jackson, James, Jennings, JohnBon, Jones of Wash isttim, Keniston, Kouka, Latimer, Layman, Lovell, Lyon, Marston, Mason. Mathews, McFle. McKinlay, Meier, Miles, Mellbeck, Mitchell, Mock, Morrison, Neal. Neff, Nichols, Otnatt, Pearson, Banner, Scott, Scroggs, Secrest, Shaw, Sherman, Slmonson, Spencer, StfTBis. Struckman, Taylor of Cook, Taylor of Winnebago, Thomas, Thompson of Ok*. Tice, Tyler. Veile, Warren, Wheeler, Wilson, Wightman, Wright of Boone, Wgkt of DuPage-81.
Those voting for Mr. McKinlay are:
1~?ri.Barry. Bolt, Bower, Bridges, Brumback, Butterworth.Chase, Cremer, Day, Durfee, ffi'fl. English, Picklin, Fosbonder. Graham, Granger, Green, Hall of Tazewell, Hall of Matin. Halllday. Hammond, Herrington. Hincklev, Hinds, Jones of Christian, Lewis, *Bride, McCreery, Mileham, Murry, O'Malley, Orendorff, Pleasants, Powell, Price, Prakett. Pnjvart. Reabuni, Reavill, Robinson of Jackson, Roblson of Fulton. Rogers, lUaer, Bran. Samuel, Scarlett. Seiter. Sexton, Sloan. Smith, Snigg, Snyder. Thomason, IrecT. Trammell, Trusdell, Vasey, Wall, Walsh, Weber, Wentworth, Zimmerman, Zisk-«. •
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:
B*twd, Messrs. Neff, Ewing and McKinlay be appointed a committee to wait upon the spsier pro (rmjx>re elect, and conduct him to the chair.
.Mr. Mitchell, of McLean, offered the following resolution:
. That the following named persons be appointed the officers of this house during tfes temporary organization:
Ctert James E. Jewitt.
: clerk C. D. Steele.
: clerk Wm. Murray.
Thomas L. Joy, of White county.
Pus assistant doorkeeper J. H Chesney.
•**">4 assistant doorkeeper E. Fisher, of Carroll.
Thirl MMaut doorkeeper J R Means.
Mai carrier Manuel DeFrates.
Ami 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: Baocral, That the foUowing persons be temporary officers of this house:
*>r«lah Crowley Clerk.
John B. Shannon.. First assistant clerk.
holes Messenger Second assistant clerk.
*n- T. Pace Third assistant clerk.
<y W. Aulbert Doorkeeper.
aanhaii A. Stevens First assistant doorkeeper,
JF. HH1 Second assistant doorkeeper.
nwant Dwyer Third assistant doorkeeper.
hrs B. M. Springer Postmaster.
"A. Tinney Assistant postmaster.
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:
.Xfs-re.Barrv. Bolt, Bower, Bridges, Brumback, Butterworth, Chase, Cremer, Day, Durfee, "rtiartt, Elliott, English, Ficklin, Fosbender, Foy, Frew, Graham, Green, Hall of J"**1* Hall of Gallatin, Halliday, Hammond, Herrington. Hinckley, Hinds, Jones of "fsSaii, Lewis, McBride. McCreery, McKinlay, Meier, Mileham, Mellbeck, Murray, "halley, Orendorff, Peters, Pleasants, Powell, Pratt, Price. Prickett, Provart. Reaburn, ""Jill. Robinson of Jackson, Kobison of Fulton. Rogers, Richey, Ryan. Samuel, Setter. Sexton, Sloan. Smith. Snigg, Snyder. Thomason, Thomson of Will, jj*T. Trammell, Trusdell, Vasey, Wall, Walsh, Weber, Wentworth, Zimmerman,
Those voting in the negative are:
Messrs Abraham, Allen of Warren, Allen of Whiteside, Bowen, Bisbee, Black, Brigham, ■g, Burt, Byers, Carter of Adams, Carter of Johnson, Churchill, Clark, Cockle,
*>"», l.'nre, Crooker. Crosthwait, Davis, Dewey, Dysart, Ewing, Granger, Gray, Gregg, :?9 Hamilton. Harts, Holden. Hopkins, Ingham, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Jones "'shlngton, Keniston, Kouka, Latimer, Layman, Lovell, Lyon, Marston, Mason, "*l*»s, McFic, Mile. Mitchell, Mock, Morrison, Moss, Neal, Neff, Nichols, Otman
Pearson, Ranney, Savage. Scott, Scroggs, Secrest, Shaw, Sherman. Slmonson, Spencer, Stevens, Struckman, Taylor of Cook, Taylor of Winnebago, Thomas, Thompson of Cook, Tice, Tyler, Velle, Warren, Wheeler, Wilson, Wlghtman, 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 Cusbing' s Manual of Parliamentary Practice, be and the same are hereby adopted for ihe 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 tern, 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
Resolved, That the 8peaker ■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 tern, 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., adjourned till 2 p. m., to-morrow.
Thursday, January 9, 18?9—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 tern 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
Bfebee. Lewis H
Bart. Charles S..■■■
Brtetjam. Bobeii M
Byer». William M
Black. Henry ... ■••
Bnimback. Thomas B
Brrages. Francis M
Boh, Francis M
Clark, Davi.l W., Jr.
Collins. Lnrin C, Jr
Cronker. Luolen B
Chase. Horace K
Core, James ■_
Croethwait. William Y....
Carter, Joseph N
Carter. James H
Clurcl id. Charles..
Dysart. Alexander P
Durfee. Bradford K
Day, William A
Dewey. John 8..
Bwing. Henry A
Bngu>h. John N
Frew, Calvin H
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
Herrington. J ames
Harts. David H
Han, William K
Hau. Samuel C
Holden, John G
Hinckley. T Duane... . ..
Hummond. John E W
Halliday, Thomas W
Ingham. Geo. K ■
James, William A
Jones, John B
Jones, Samuel W
Jackson, James 8
Johnsoi', Jesse B
lennlngs, Thomas C
LoTeU. Edward C
Latimer. Joseph F
Lewis, Henry M
Lyon, Charles M
Uyman. Charles H
Hurray. James E
McHenry Livingst' nt. Sangamon ...
Vermilion. .. Washington ..
Robinson Thoni is T
Rogers. Thomas P
Ryan, .lames L
'Keavcll. Andrew J ...
Smith. Uonzo B
Scott, AlHcrt G
Blmonson. James W..
Snlgg, John C
Snyder, John F
Savage, John W
Samuel. Absalom M..
Spencer. Henry H....
Taylor. Horace W
Tlee, I'ni nk N
Trusdell, Bernard H..
Thomson, Wm. P
Tyler, John H
Thomason. Arnold. ..
Trammell. Wesley ..
Walsh, Thomas J
Weber, Bernhart I Cook
Wright, Omar H Boone
Wright, James O I IiuPage
|Wlghtman. George F | Marshal
Carroll . ...
Champaign .. Shelby
Sangamon.... Williamson ..
Wheeler, Jacob. Wall, Hampton W.. Warren, George E.
Zink. George L