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Parker, Perkins, Pollard, Pond, Richards, Sinks, Sullivan, Tyler, and Wilkins of Fulton-21.

So the resolution was adopted. Mr. Perkins asked and obtained indefinite leave of absence for Mr. Beebe.

Mr. Entrekin, under suspension of the rules, introduced the following bills, which was read the first time :

S. B. No. 338: To authorize the commlssioners of Ross county to settle certain claims therein named.

S. B. No. 339: To amend section 8401 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio. Mr. Entrekin offered the following joint resolution, which was referred to the committee on Public Printing :

S. J. R. No. 70: Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the Supervisor of Public Printing be and he is hereby instructed to cause the Report of the Adjutant General to be printed at once, so as to allow the same to be submitted to members prior to acting on the general appropriation bill at the present session.

On motion of Mr. Hollingsworth, the Senate proceeded to take up the special order for 31 o'clock.

S. R. No. 88: Requesting members of the Senate who signed the protest presented by Mr. Van Cleaf to furnish evidence of the truth of the allegations made therein.

Mr, Hollingsworth moved to amend S. R. No. 88, by striking out all after the word "resolved,” and inserting in lieu thereof a preamble, and also additional matter, so as to make said resolution read as follows:

WHEREAS, The right to protest against any aet or resolution, as guaranteed by section 10, article 2, of the Constitution of Ohio, does not in. clude any right to wantonly defame or libel the officers of the State or the United States, or to vilify the private character of honorable citizens of either; and,

WHEREAS, A number of Senators, in entering a protest against the adoption of S. J. R. No. 67, bave exceeded their constitutional right to protest, as thus guaranteed, by inserting in said protest an unfounded accusation against the title of President R. B. Hayes, to the effect that he was never legally elected President of the United States, but was illegally seated in the Presidential chair, as the result of a supposed wrong and collossal fraud, which they characterize in said protest as a foul stain on the American Republic; and,

WHEREA 8, The Senate and House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States, aided in their deliberations by a duly constituted Electoral Commission, partly composed of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, after carefully canvassing the votes of the several Electoral Colleges, as cast for President of the United States in 1876, duly declared that said R. B. Hayes had been elected to said office; and,

WHEREAS, In pursuance of said declaration, said R. B. Hayes was regularly inaugurated President of the United States, and has ever since continued to hold said office, with the full acquiescence of both Houses of Congress and of the people of the United States; therefore,

Resolved, That we denounce said accusation, as thus embodied in said protest, and entered upon the Journal of the Senate, as an abuse of the constitutional right of protest, and as a libel upon the present legally elected Chief Magistrate of the Nation; and, WHEREAS, Certain grave and scandalous charges are also embodied in

said protest affecting the character and integrity of an honored citizen of Ohio, to wit, Stanley Matthews, whose nomination to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is now pending, for confirmation, before the Senate of the United States; and,

WHEREAS, Said charges, if proved true, prove him to be unfit to occupy said high office, or to be recommended thereto by this Senate; and,

WHEREAS, It is unreasonable to suppose that honorable Senators would make such serious charges against a citizen without having in their possession abundant evidence of the truth thereof; therefore,

Resolved, That the signers of said protest be and they are hereby requested to furnish forthwith to the Judiciary Committee, in writing, for consideration under S. R. No. 87, any and all evidence which they may have to sustain the truth of their ch urges as thus embodied in said protest.

Mr. Hollingsworth moved that the resolution and pending amendment be laid upon the table and ordered printed.

On which motion the yeas and nays were demanded, taken, and resulted-yeas 17, nays I, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were-

Messrs. Carran, Creamer, Eggleston, Entrekin, Fleischmann, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Hollingsworth, Kirby of Hamilton, Mounts, Perkins, Pollard, Pond, Richards, Sinks, and Strong--17. Mr. Kirby of Wyandot voted in the negative. The President announced no quorum voting. Mr. Hollingsworth demanded a call of the Senate. A call was had, and the following Senators answered to their names: Messrs. Atkinson, Carran, Creamer, Eggleston, Entrekin, Fleischmann, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Hollingsworth, Jackson, Kirby of Hamilton, Kirby of Wyandot, Marriott, Moore, Mounts, Parker, Perkins, Pollard, Pond, Richards, Sinks, Strong, Sullivan, Tyler, Van Cleaf, Wilkins of Fulton, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas—28.

Mr. Hollingsworth moved that all further proceedings under the call be dispensed with.

On which motion the yeas and nays were demanded, taken, and resulted-yeas 17, nays 11, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs Carran, Creamer, Eggleston, Entrekin, Fleischmann, Harts. horn, Hitchcock, Horr, Hollingsworth, Kirby of Hamilton, Mounts, Per. kins, Pollard, Pond, Richards, Sinks, and Strong-17.

Those who voted in the negative wereMessrs. Atkinson, Jackson, Kirby of Wyandot, Marriott, Moore, Parker, Sullivan, Tyler, Van Cleaf, Wilkins of Fulton, and Wilkins of Tus. carawas-11. So the motion was agreed to.

The question recurring on the motion to lay said resolution upon the table, the yeas and nays were ordered, taken, and resulted-yeas 17, nays none, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative wereMessrs. Carran, Creamer, Eggleston, Eptrekin, Fleischmann, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Hollingsworth, Kirby of Hamilton, Mounts, Perkins, Pollard, Pond, Richards, Sinks, and Strong—17.

The President again announced no quorum voting.

The yeas and nays were again ordered, taken, and resulted-yeas 16, nays 2, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were-
Messrs. Carran, Creamer, Eggleston, Entrekin, Hartshorn, Hitchcock,
Horr, Hollingsworth, Kirby of Hamilton, Mounts, Perkins, Póllard, Pond,
Richards, Sinks, and Strong-16.

Those who voted in the negative were-
Messrs. Kirby of Wyandot, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas—2.

Those present and not voting were Messrs. Atkinson, Jackson, Marriott, Moore, Parker, Saltzgaber, Sullivan, Tyler, Van Cleaf, and Wilkins of Fulton.

So the motion was agreed to.
Mr. Eggleston moved that the Senate adjourn.

On which motion the yeas and nays were demanded, taken, and resulted-yeas 16, nays 8, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative wereMessrs. Carran, Creamer, Eggleston, Entrekin, Fleischman, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Hollingsworth, Kirby of Hamilton, Mounts, Perkins, Pollard, Pond, Richards, and Strong-16.

Those who voted in the negative wereMessrs. Kirby of Wyandot, Marriott, Moore, Parker, Sinks, Tyler, Wilkins of Fulton, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas-8. So the Senate adjourned. Attest:

J. C. DONALDSON, Clerk.

FRIDAY, February 18, 1881–10 O'CLOCK A.M. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment, Prayer by Rev. J. F. Hamilton. The Journal was read and approved.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Mr. President :

The House of Representatives has passed the following bill, in which the concurrence of the Senate is requested:

H. B. No. 697-Mr. Crites : To amend section 1706 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk. Said bill was read the first time.

MESSAGE FROM "HE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Mr. President :

The Speaker of the House of Representatives has, in the presence of the House, signed the following bills and joint resolutions :

H. B. No. 590: For the relief of David Cline, treasurer of Clay township, Knox county.

H. B. No. 620: To authorize the transfer of any funds, not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, that may remain in the treasury of the county of Williams arising from tax on dogs.

H. J. R. No. 83: Relative to omitting certain reports from the executive documents.

H. J. R. No. 97: Authorizing the printing of additional copies of the lists of members and officers of the present General Assembly. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk. The President pro tem. of the Senate, in the presence of the Senate, signed said bills and joint resolutions.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Mr. President:

The House of Representatives has adopted the following joint resolution, in which the concurrence of the Senate is requested :

H. J. R. No. 82—Mr. Scott of Warren': Relative to the assignment of classes of pupils from the Deaf and Dumb Institution to learn the trade of book-binding at the State Bindery. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk. Said resolution was referred to the committee on Printing.

Mr. Harper presented the petition of citizens of Mt. Vernon, Knox county, asking for the passage of the bill known as the “Stubbs Sunday bill."

Which was referred to the committee on Judiciary.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Mr. President :

The House of Representatives has refused to concur in the passage of

Sub. for S. B. No. 131: To amend section 3239 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk.

Mr. Van Cleaf presented the petition of Thomas Chenoweth, and 133 other citizens of Franklin county, in favor of bill authorizing building of bridge across Big Darby Creek, near Chenoweth's mill, in Franklin county.

Which was referred to the committee on Roads and Highways. Mr. Van Cleaf presented the remonstrance of Walker Bros., and 200 other citizene of Franklin county, against the passage of any measure which will tend to increase taxation in said county. Which was referred to the committee on Roads and Hignways. Bills were read the second time, and referred as follows:

S. B. No. 328: To authorize the council of the city of Steubenville to issue bonds to complete the twenty.incb water main and connections in said city.

To committee on Municipal Corporations.

S. B. No. 329: To authorize the commissioners of Fayette county, Ohio, to construct a turnpike and vacate a certain portion of the Deer Creek turnpike.

To select committee of one-Mr. Creamer.

S. B. No. 330: To authorize the city council of the city of Lancaster to issue bonds for the purpose of improving and extending the water works of said city. .

To committee on Judiciary:

S. B. No. 331: To authorize the supervisors of the several road districts in this State to plant fruit or shade trees along the public highways, and to commute labor for that purpose, and requiring certain reports.

To committee on Agriculture.

S. B. No. 332: To authorize the commissioners of Darke county, Ohio, to transfer funds from tax on dogs to the Darke county agricultural society.

To committee on Agriculture. S. B. No. 333: To authorize the appointment of an assistant by the Inspector of Mines.

To committee on Mines and Mining.

H. B. No. 617 : Supplemental to an act entitled "An act to amend an act entitled an act to amend the act entitled an act to create and establish a common school fund in part of the county of Warren, composed of the Virginia Military District,” passed February 20, 1834, passed April 30, 1868. (O. L., vol. 65, p. 259.)

To committee on Common Schools.

H. B. No. 653: Supplementary to an act entitled “an act to authorize certain municipal corporations to construct machine shops and issue bonds therefor," passed April 13, 1880 (Ohio Laws, volume 77, page 193.)

To committee on Judiciary.

H. B. No. 704: Supplementary to the act entitled “an act to authorize the Register of Virginia Military School Lands at Mansfield to to close the business of his office," passed June 10, 1879.

To committee on Finance.
Mr. Van Cleaf submitted the following report :

The committee on Revision has examined, and found correctly engrossed, S. B. Nos. 305 and 292.

A. R. VAN CLEAF,
F. M. MARRIOTT,

John C. ENTREKIN. H. B. No. 752: To authorize the commissioners of Muskinguṁ county to borrow money and complete a county infirmary—was read the third time.

The question being “Shall the bill pass ?" the yeas and nays were or· dered taken, and resulted-yeas 29, nays none, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative wereMessrs. Atkinson, Carlisle, Carran, Creamer, Eggleston, Entrekin, Fleischmann, Harper, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Hollingsworth, Jackson, Kirby of Wyandot, Moore, Mounts, Perkins, Pollard, Pond, Pringle, Richards, Saltzgaber, Sinks, Strong, Sullivan, Tyler, Van Cleaf, Wilkins of Fulton, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas—29.

So the bill passed. The title was agreed to

S. B. No. 292: To amend section 1435 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio-was read the third time.

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