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Charles Townsend, having received the highest number of votes for said office of Secretary of State of the State of Ohio, was declared by the President of the Senate duly elected to that office for the constitutional term of two years, commencing on the second Monday of January, A.D. 1881

The canvass having been completed, the President of the Senate declared the joint convention adjourned sine die.

The Senators and officers of the Senate then returned to the Senate Chamber. On motion of Mr. Richards, the Senate adjourned. Attest:

J. C. DONALDSON, Clerk.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1881–10 O'CLOCK A. M. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. A. C. Hiret. The Journal was read and approved. Bills were read the second time, and referred as follows: S. B. No. 244: To amend section 2293 of the Revised Statutes. To committee on Municipal Corporations.

S. B. No. 245: To amend sections 5163, 5165, 5166, 7269, and 7275 of the Revised Statutes.

To committee on Judiciary.
The following bill was introduced and read the first time:

S. B. No. 248—Mr. Sinks: To amend section 710 of the Revised Statutes.

The President of the Senate appointed the following named persons pages : Walter B. Norris vice Cbas. T. Smith, deceased, and Andrew Dren. ner vice Herman Evans, who is hereby removed for cause.

Mr Wilkins, of Tuscarawas, offered the following joint resolution :

S. J. R No. 52: Be it reso'ved by the General Assembly or the State of Ohio (three fifths of all the members elected to each House concurring therein), That propositions to amend the Constitution of the State of Onio be submitted to the electors of the State on the second Tuesday of October, A. D. 1881, as follows, to-wit: That section 2 of article 2, section 1 of article 3, be so amended as to read as follows:

Article II. Sec. 2. Senators and Representatives shall be elected biennially by the electors in the respective counties or districts on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November; their terms of office shall commence on tho first day of January next thereafter, and continue two years.

Article III. Sec. 1. The executive department shall consist of a Governor, Lieu. tenant Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, and AttorneyGeneral, wbo shall be chosen by the electors of the State, at the place of

voting for members of the General Assembly, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday.of November.

Form of Ballot. At said election, the voters in favor of the adoption of the amendment to section 2, article 2, shall have placed upon their ballots the words, “Amendment to section 2, article 2, of Constitution-Yes ;” and those who do not favor the adoption of said amendment, shall have printed upon their ballots the words, “ Amendment to section 2, article 2, of Constitution-No;" and those who la vor the adoption of section 1, article 3, shall bave placed upon their ballots the words, “Amendment to section 1, article 3, of Conítitution-Yee;" and those who do not favor the adoption of said amendment, shall have have placed upon their ballots the words, “ Amendment to section 1, arti 14 3, of Constitution-No."

On motion of Mr. Wilkins of Tuscarawas, said resolution was referred to the committee on Judiciary, and ordered printed

Mr. Kirby of Hamilton asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Eggleston.

On motion of Mr. Beer, the Senate took a recess.

THREE O'CLOCK P. M.

The following bills were read the second time, and referred as follows:

S. B. No. 246: To regulate the sale of lands upon execution, and for the payment in such cases of the contingent right of dower.

To committee on Judiciary.

S. B. No. 247: To amend section 1 of an act entitled "an act to au. thorize the county commissioners of Cuyahoga county to build a monumont or memorial tablet commemorative of the deceased soldiers and sailors of said county, and to purchase a site therefor.

To committee on Military Affairs.
Mr. Fleischmann, on leave, introduced the following bill:

S. B. No. 249: To amend section 3868 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio,
in relation to the powers of certain corporations.
Mr. Moore, on leave, introduced the following bill:
S. B. No. 250: To amend section 6289 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

MBESAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Mr. President:

The following bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives and read the first time:

H. B. No. 506—Mr. Marsh: To authorize certain municipal corporations to construct macbine shops, and to issue bonds therefor.

H. B. No. 507—Mr. Snyder: To amend section 6819 of the Revised Statutes.

H. B. No. 508—Mr. Snyder: To punish the unlawful or criminal use or assault with vitriol or other injarious substances.

H. B. No. 509—Mr. Ray: Supplementary to an act entitled "an act to amepd sections 2205, 2206, 2207, 2228 and 2231 of the Revised Statutes," passed March 3, 1880. (770 O. L., p. 36.)

H. B. No. 510—Mc. Scott of Jeff-rson: Empowering justices of peace to collect fees on collections made with due process of law.

H. B. NO 511-Mr. Siwyer: To authorize the commissioners of Au. glaize county to cause certain judicial records to be transcribzd, and to declare the eff-ct and authority to be given to certain transcripts of deeds from the counties heretofore made.

H. B. No. 512-Mr. Walker: To repeal an act to amend sections 6, 12 and 14 of an act entitled an art supplementary to the act entitled "an act relating to juries," passed April 26, 1873, and to amend certain other acts therein pamed.

H. B. No. 513–Mr. Letcher: To amend section 4061 of the Revised Statutes.

H. B No. 5!4–Mr. Scott of Jefferson: Regulating membership of boards if special school districts, when subdivided.

H. B. No. 515- Mr. Scott of Jefferson : Authorizing the commissioner3 of Jefferson county to assist in the construction of a contract thereia named.

H. B. No. 516—Mr. Bishop: To amend section 1448 of the Revised Statutes.

H. B. No. 517—Mr. Kirchner: Amendatory of and supplementary to title 12 of the Revised Statutes.

H. B. No. 518—Mr. Dial: To regulate the construction, enlargement, changes in and conduct the management of water works in certain cities, and to authorize the issue of bonds in connection therewith.

HB. No. 519-Mr. Wileon: To authorize the trusters of Poland township, Mahoning county, to purchase grounds for a cemetery.

H. B. No. 520-Mr. Hill of Hamilton: To prescribe an additional sum to complete and further improve fair grounds for the use of the county agricultural association.

H. B No. 521-Mr. Dial : To amend sections 3915, 3916, 3917, 3918, 3920, 3939, 3961, 3967, 3980, 3981, 3987, 3989, 4007, 4014, 4018, 4019, 4032, 4034 and 4053 of the Revised Statutes.

H. B. No 522— Mr. Brown of Butler: Authorizing cities of the second class, with a certain population, to build and dispose of railroad shops by the issuing of bonds us provided.

H B. No. 523—Mr. Kuons: To enable the treasurer of Knox county to refund certain taxes.

H B. No. 524—Mr. Koons: To repeal an act entitled “an act to author. ize the trustees of the several townships of Koox county to levy a tax to improve the public roads."

H. B No. 525-Mr. Pugsley: To amend section 1267 of the Revised Statutes.

H. B. No. 526–Mr. Groschner: To authorize the board of education of Napoleon, Henry county, to issue bonds for the redemption of other bonds.

H. B. No. 527—Mr. Licey: To amend section 4202 of the Revised Statutes.

H. B. No. 528—Mr Sharp: To prevent the irregular practice of medi. cine and surgery within the state.

H B. No. 529–Mr. Covert: To amend sections 654 and 648 of the Revised Statutes.

H. B. No. 530-Mr. Voight: To amend section 2803 of the Rovised Statutes.

H. B. No. 531—Mr. Groom: To amend section 5241 of the Revised Statutes.

H. B. No. 532--Mr. Groom: To amend an act entitled "an act to amend section 4239 of the Revised Statutes."

H. B. No. 533-Mr. Chapman: To amend an act entitled “an act to amend section 2926 of the Revised Statutes," passed April 17, 1880.

H. B. No 534– Mr. Chapman: To amend section 5880 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio, relating to liens upon water craft.

H. B No. 535–Mr. Hill of Hamilton : To amend section 1531 of the Revised Statutes. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk. Mr. Parker moved to take from the table H. B. No. 148: To repeal an act entitled “an act to consolidate the territory comprising the township of New London, Huron county, Obio, into a special school district," passed and took effect March 31, 1879, and to reinstate under the general school laws of Ohio, and all the territory of said special school district designated in said act as New London township school district.

Which was agreed to.
Mr. O'Hagan moved that the bill be indefinitely postponed.

On which motion the yeas and nays were demanded, taken, and resulted-yeas 26, nay: 4, as follows:

Tbose who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Atkinson, Beebe, Carlisle, Cline, Creamer, Entrekin, Fleischmann, Harper, Harteborn, Jackson, Kelly, Kirby of Wyandot, Marriott, Moore, O'Hagan, Parker, Pollard, Pringle, Richards, Saltzgaber, Sinks, Sullivan, Tyler, Van Cleaf, Wilkins of Fulton, and Wilkins of Tus. carawas—26.

Messrs. Beer, Hitchcock, Horr, and Strong voted in the negative.
So the motion was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Kirby of Hamilton, the Senate adjourned.
Attest:

J. C. DONALDSON, Clerk.

FRIDAY, January 7, 1881–10 O'CLOCK A.M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prsyer by Rev. A. C. Hirst.
The Journal was riad and approved.
The following bill was introduced and read the first time:

S. B. No. 251–Mr. Horr: To authorize the commissioners of Lorain county to complete the court-house in said county

Mr Horr moved that the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three different days be dispensed with, that said bill No. 251 may be read the second time by its title.

On which motion the yeas and nays were taken and resulted-yeas 27, nays none, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative wereMefers. Atkinson, Beebe, Carlisle, Cline, Creamer, Hartsborn, Hitchcock, Horr, Hollingsworth, Jackson, Kelly, Kirby of Hamilton, Kirby of Wyandot, Moore, Mounts, O'Hagan, Parker, Perkins, Pollard, Richards,

Saltzgaber, Sinks, Sullivan, Tyler, Van Cleaf, Wilkins of Fulton and Wilkins of Tuscarawas—27.

So the motion was agreed to, and the constitutional rule was dispensed with.

Said bill was read the second time by its title. Mr. Horr moved tbat the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three diff-rent days be dispensed with, that said bill No. 251 may be read the third time.

On which motion the yeas and nays were taken and resulted-yeas 28, pays pone, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative wereMessrs. Atkinson, Beebe, Carlisle, Cline, Creamer, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Hollingsworth, Jackson, Kelly, Kirby of Hamilton, Kirby of Wyandot, Marriott, Moore, Mounts, O'Hagan, Parker, Perkins, Pullard, Richards, Saltzgaber, Sinks, Sullivan, Tyler, Van Cleaf, Wilkins of Ful? ton, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas—28.

So the constitutional rule was dispensed with, and the bill was read the third time.

The question then being “Shall the bill p388 ?” the yeas and were ordered, taken, and resulted-yeas 29, nays none, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were-
Messrs. Atkinson, Beebe, Carlisle, Cline, Creamer, Harper, Hartshorn,
Hitchcock, Horr, Hollingsworth, Jackson, Kelly, Kirby of Hamilton,
Kirby of Wyandot, Marriott, Moore, Mounts, O'Hagan, Parker, Perkins,
Pollard, Ricbards, Saltzgaber, Sinks, Sullivan, Tyler, Van Cleaf, Wilkins
of Fulton, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas—29.

Sa the bill passed. The title was agreed to.
Mr. Kelly introduced the following bill:

S. B. No. 252: To authorize the commissioners of Lawrence county to levy an additional tax for road purposes.

Mr. Jackson introduced the following bill:

S. B. No. 253: To amend sections 1599 and 1605 of the Rovised Statutes.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Mr. President:

The House of Representatives has refused to concur in the passage of the following bill: S. B. No. 104: To amend section 6710 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk.

MEESAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Mr. President :

The House of Representatives has concurred in the passage of the following bill :

S. B. No. 99: To prohibit the selling of pools upon the result of any trial or contest of skill, speed, or power of endurance of man or beastwith the following amendments, in which the concurrence of the Senate is requested:

After the word “that," in line 1, insert the following: “the following section be enacted as supplementary to section 693) of the Revised Statutes, with sectional numbering as follows: 6939a."

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