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The valuations annexed are merely approximate, no regular appraisal of the property having been made since 1871. , The Commissioners did not think it expedient, on account of the time required, to have a new appraisal made, nor did they deem it necessary to do so in order to answer the requirements of the resolution.

The present value of the property enumerated in the foregoing schedule is probably much greater than the amounts given above, especially the lots at Bridgeport, in the city of Chicago.

The right of way for the Illinois and Michigan Canal, embracing what is known as the "ninety-foot strip,” and the lands owned at Henry and Copperas Creek, and used in connection with the locks and dams at those places, we have not included in the above schedule of canal lands.

There are also several lots and tracts of land which, in the opinion of the Commissioners, belong to the property, and which were mentioned in the report of D. C. Jenne, who was appointed

by the Board to investigate the title to canal lands, (a copy of his report may be found in the appendix to the Canal Commissioners' report for the year ending Nov. 30, 1878,) but as they are in the adverse possession of other parties, and the title to them has not been as yet judicially determined, they are not included in the foregoing list.

The most important of these are located in the city of Chicago:

The strip of land in fractional section 15, known as the "Lake Front;" and

The margins along the main, north and south branches of the Chicago river, in section 9, original town of Chicago, commonly known as “wharfage lots,” and which were marked on the original plat as “being left for the public use along the river,” but are now occupied by private persons engaged in a variety of different pursuits.

The Board employed attorneys to investigate the title to the first named tract, but as the Legislature of 1879 passed an act expressly prohibiting the Commissioners from using any of the funds belonging to the Illinois and Michigan Canal for the payment of any attorney or attorneys, in any suit to recover possession of said property, no further steps have been taken in this direction.

The interest of the canal in these properties can only be determined after a tedious and expensive litigation.

In addition to the foregoing there are a few lots and tracts of land situated in the counties of Will and LaSalle, the title to which is still in dispute, but they are of no considerable value. All of which is respectfully submitted.

J. 0. GLOVER,
B. F. Shaw,
MARTIN KINGMAN,

Canal Commissioners.
Whereupon, the consideration of Senate Bill No. 4, which had
been heretofore read a second time, was resumed; when,
Mr. Duffy offered the following amendment:

Amend by striking out, in section 1, lines 6 and 7, "to the Illinois and Mississippi river," and inserting "through the Illinois river to the Mississippi.”

And the amendment was lost.
Mr. Martin of White offered the following amendment:

Amend the bill by striking out all after the word "appurtenances,” in the third line, all of the fourth line, and so much of the word "purposes” ending in the 5th line.

And the amendment was lost.
Mr. Buck offered the following amendment:

Amend section one, line 17, after the word “determine:" "Provided, that in case the United States fail to comply with the stipulations set forth in this act, in the time and manner specified, the said property, right, title and franchises so ceded to the United States shall revert back to the State of Illinois, with all the trusts and equities in the said canal, the same as though this cession had never been made.”

And the amendment was lost.

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· Mr. Crandall offered the following amendment:

Amend section one by striking out all after the word “enlarged," in line eleven, to the word “for,” in line twelve, and inserting the words, “at least two hundred feet in width, and contain at least seven feet of uniform depth of water, together with such locks and dams as may be necessary; it shall connect the Chicago river with the Illinois river, and be forever maintained as a national waterway.??

And the amendment was lost. Mr. Kelly offered the following amendment: . Amend section one by inserting in the 13th line the words, "free from all tolls, charges or taxes forever.”

And the amendment was lost.
Mr. Carr offered the following amendment:

Amend by striking out all after the words “United States,” in line six of section 3, and inserting the following: "against the act ceding the Illinois and Michigan canal to the United States; one of which propositions may be cancelled by the voters at the polls by either pen or pencil lines drawn across the same. The returns of the whole vote cast at said election, and of the votes for the adoption or rejection of this act, shall be made and canvassed by the same officers, and in the manner as are the returns of the votes for Senators and Representatives of the State of Illinois ; and if it shall appear that a majority of the votes polled at such election are for the act ceding the Illinois and Michigan canal to the United States, the Governor shall make proclamation thereof, and this act shall take effect from and after the date of such proclamation ; otherwise this act shall be null and void ;" when,

Mr. McAdams offered the following substitute for Mr. Carr's amendment:

Amend section three by striking out all between the words “United States,” in line 6, and the word “the,” after the word “act,” in the 8th line, and inserting in place thereof the words, "against the act ceding the Illinois and Michigan canal to the United States."

And the substitute was lost.
And the question then recurring on Mr. Carr's amendment,

And the yeas and nays being demanded, resulted as follows: Yeas, 51; nays, 61.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Andrews, Blackaby, Buck, Buckingham, Carr, Chandler, Clark, Cook J. R., Cook 0. S., Coultas, Crandall, Cronkrite, Crook, Durfee, Duffy, English, Erwin, Gallup, Gorman, Green, Harris of Cook, Harris of Fayette, Herrington, Hill, Keen of Wayne, Kelly, Linegar, Little, Lucas, Martin of Woodford, Martin of White, McAdams, McDonald. McKinley, McLeod, Morgan, Niehaus, Olwin, Paisley, Perrin, Pierson of Greene, Richardson of Cumberland, Richardson of Adams, Smith, Spann, Sullivan, Thompson, Wilbanks, Winter, Yancey-Yeas, 50.

Those voting in the negative are : Messrs. Allen, Ames, Bailey, Baldwin, Bayne, Becker, Bitner, Brown, Bundy, Butterfield, Chafee, Chatfield, Chisholm, Collier, Collins of Will, Cowan, Cox, Crews, Diggins, Dysart, Garland, Goodspeed, Heryer, Holden, Keen of Wabash, Loucks, McWilliams, Mitchell, Okeson, Otman, Parry, Peters, Peterson, Petrie, Plotke, Pollock, Postel, Parish, Robinson, Rogers, Rumley, Shumway, Simmons, Simonson, Stover, Stowell, Strattan of Jefferson, Stratton of Will, Struckman, Sumner, Tice, Thornton, Tontz, Vaughey, Veile, Welsh, Whiteman, Wood of Knox, Wood of DeKalb, Wright of Boone, Mr. Speaker -Nays, 61.

And the amendment was lost.

And Senate Bill No. 4 was ordered to a third reading; whereupon,

Mr. Smith moved that the rules be suspended, for the purpose of taking up and concurring with the Senate in the adoption of Senate preamble and joint resolutions No. 3, reported to the House yesterday afternoon, in relation to the arrest and imprisonment of American citizens by the British Government in Ireland, known as "suspects."

And the yeas and nays being demanded, resulted as follows: Yeas, 97 ; nays, 10.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Allen, Ames, Andrews, Bailey, Bayne, Becker, Bitner, Blackaby. Brown, Buck, Buckingham, Bundy, Butterfield, Carr, Chandler, Chisholm, Clark, Collier, Collins of Will, Cook J. R., Cook 0. S., Coultas, Cowan, Crandall, Crews, Cronkrite, Durfee, Duffy, Dysart, English, Gallup, Garland, Goodspeed, Gorham, Green, Harris of Cook, Harris of Fayette, Herrington, Hill, Keen of Wabash, Keen of Wayne, Linegar, Little, Loucks, Lucas, Martin of Woodford, Martin of White, McAdams, McDonald, McKone, McLeod, McWilliams, Mitchell, Mock, Morgan, Niehaus, Olwin, O'Mara, Otman, Paisley, Parry, Peters, Pearson of Cook, Perrin, Peterson, Petrie, Pierson of Greene, Plotke, Pollock, Postel, Richardson of Cumberland, Richardson of Adams, Robinson, Rumley, Sexton, Shumway, Simonson, Smith, Spann, Stover, Stowell, Strattan of Jefferson, Stratton of Will, Struckman, Sullivan, Sumner, Tice, Thompson, Thornton, Vaughey, Veile, Whiteman, Wilbanks, Winter, Wood of Knox, Wright of Boone, Yancey-Yeas, 97.

Those voting in the negative are : Wood of DeKalb-Nays, 10. Messrs. Chafee. Chatfield, Diggins, Erwin, Kelly, Okeson, Parish, Simmons, Tontz, And the motion prevailed; thereupon,

Mr. Smith called up said preamble and joint resolutions, and moved to concur with the Senate in their adoption; and the same being read, when,

Mr. Chafee moved the point of order, that said resolutions were not germane to the Governor's proclamation; when,

The Speaker decided the point of order well taken.
Thereupon, Mr. Smith appealed from the decision of the Chair.

And the question now being, “Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the decision of the House ?”.

And the yeas and nays being demanded, resulted as follows: Yeas, 41; nays, 63.

Those voting in the affirmative are : Messrs. Allen, Bailey, Baldwin, Bayne, Becker, Bundy, Chafee, Chandler, Chatfield, Chisholm, Collier, Collins of Cook, Cowan, Cox, Orews, Diggins, Dysart. Erwin, Heryer, Holden, Keen of Wabash, Little, Mitchell, Mock, Okeson, Olwin, Otman, Peterson, Pollock, Postel, Parish, Simmons, Simonson, Stover, Strattan of Jefferson, Stratton of Will, Tice, Thornton, Tontz, Veile, Wood of DeKalb-Yeas, 41.

Those voting in the negative are : Messrs. Ames, Andrews, Bitner, Blackaby, Buck, Buckingham, Carr, Clark, Collins of Will, Cook J. R., Cook 0. S., Coultas, Crandall, Cronkrite, Durfee, Duffy, Gallup, Gar: land, Goodspeed, Green, Harris of Cook, Harris of Fayette, Herrington, Hill, Keen of Wayne, Kelly, Linegar Lucas, Martin of Woodford, Martin of White, McAdams, McDonald, McLeod, McWilliams, Morgan, Niehaus, Paisley, Parry, Pearson of Cook, Perrin, Petrie, Pierson of Greene, Plotke, Richardson of Cumberland, Richardson of Adams, Robinson, Rumley, Shumway, Smith, Spann, Struckman, Sullivan, Sumner, Thompson, Vaughey, Welsh, Whiteman, Wilbanks, Winter, Wood of Knox, Wright of Boone, Yancey-Nays, 62.

And the House refused to sustain the decision of the Chair.

And the question now recurring upon the motion of Mr. Smith, to concur with the Senate in the adoption of said preamble and joint resolutions,

And the motion prevailed, and the said resolutions were adopted.

At 12:55 o'clock P. M., Mr. Wright of Boone moved that the House adjourn until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning.

And the motion prevailed.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1882—10 O'CLOCK A. M.

The House met, pursuant to adjournment.
The Speaker in the chair.
Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Hale.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

SPECIAL ORDER. The hour of 10 o'clock A. M. having arrived, the time set for the consideration of House Bills numbered 11 and 12, in the order of second reading, having been made a special order at this hour, when House Bill No. 11, being a bill for "An act to apportion the State into twenty Congressional districts, and establish the same, and to provide for the election of Representatives therein,” was taken up and read at large a second time, when

Mr. Murphy moved that House Bills 11 and 12 be recommitted, together with Senatorial apportionment bills, to their respective committees on congressional and senatorial apportionment.

And the yeas and nays 'being demanded, resulted as follows: Yeas, 64; nays, 78.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs. Andrews, Becker, Billings, Bitner, Blackaby, Boyd, Bryan, Buck, Buckingham, Clark, Cloonan, CookJ.R, Coultas, Cronkrite, Crook, Durfee, Duffy, English, Gallup, Gorman, Green, Gregg, Harris of Fayette. Herrington, Hill, James, Keen of Wayne, Linegar, Lucas, Mann, Martin of Woodford, Martin of White, McAdams, MoDonald, McKinley, McKone, McLeod, McMahon, Mieroslawski, Mieure, Morgan, Mortland, Murphy, Niehaus, O'Mara, Paisley, Perrin, Reno, Richardson of Cumberland, Richardson of Adams, Sexton, Sharp, Shumway, Smith, Spann, Sullivan, Tenney, Thompson, Vaughey, Weber, Welsh, Wilbanks, Winter, Yancey-Yeas, 64.

By consent of the House, Mr. Harvey was excused from voting.

Those voting in the negative are: Messrs. Allen, Ames, Bailey, Baldwin, Bayne, Brown, Bundy, Butterfield, Chafee, Chandler, Chatfield, Chisholm, Collier, Collins of Cook, Collins of Will, Cook 0. S., Cowan, Cox, Crews, Davis, Diggins, Dysart, Erwin, Garland, Goodspeed, Harris of Cook, Heryer, Holden, Keen of Wabash, Kelly, Little, Loucks, Ludington, McCune, McWilliams, Mitchell, Mock, Morris, Nichols, Okeson, Olwin, Otman, Parry, Peters, Pearson of Madison, Pearson of Cook, Peterson, Petrie, Phelps, Pierson of Greene, Plotke, Pollock, Postel, Parish, Robinson, Rogers, Rumley, Simmons, Simonson, Stover, Stowell, Strattan of Jefferson, Stratton of Will, Struckman, Sumner, Tice, Thornton, Tontz, Underwood, Veile, White of Cook, Whiteman, Wood of Knox, Wood of DeKalb, Wright of DuPage, Wright of Boone, Young, Mr. Speaker-Nays, 78.

And the motion was lost.

Thereupon, Mr. Durfee moved that House Bill No. 12 be substituted for House Bill No. 11; when

House Bill No. 12, being a bill for “An act to apportion the State of Illinois into twenty Congressional districts and establish the same, and provide for the election of Representatives therein,” was read for the information of the House.

And the question still being on the motion of Mr. Durfee,

Pending the discussion thereof by Mr. Murphy, whose time having expired,

Mr. Collins of Cook moved that Mr. Murphy's time be extended 15 minutes longer.

And the motion prevailed.

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