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TUESDAY, February 22, 1881–10 O'CLOCK A.M.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Rev. Frank Gunsaulus.
The Journal was read and approved.

S. B. No. 345: To amend section 4672 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio-was read the second time and referred to the committee on Roads and Highways.

Mr. Van Cleaf submitted the following report:

The committee on Revision bas examined, and found correctly engrossed, S. B. No. 296, re-engrossed H. B. No. 566, and re-engrossed H. B. No. 556.

A. R. VAN CLEAF,
E. N. HARTSHORN,
F. M. MARRIOTT.

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. 104—Mr. Greene: Relative to the binding of the Code. Attest :

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk. Mr. Saltzgaber moved to amend said resolution as follows: After the word “the,” in line 1, add the words "enrolled copy of the." Which was agreed to.

The question then being on the adoption of said resolution, the yeas and nays were ordered, taken, and resulted-yeas 27, nays none, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Atkinson, Beebe, Beer, Carlisle, Creamer, Eggleston, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Jackson, Kirby of Hamilton, Kirby of Wyandot, Marriott, Moore, Mounts, O'Hagan, Parker. Perkins, Pollard, Pond, Prin. gle, Richards, Saltzgaber, Sinks, Tyler, Van Cleaf, and Wilkins of Fulton—27.

So the Senate concurred in the adoption of said resolution.

H. B. No. 566: For the better improvement of the public highways in counties having a population in 1870 of forty thousand six hundred and nine-was read the third time.

The question being “Sball the bill pass ?” the yeas and nays were ordered, taken, and resulted-yeas 22, nays 2, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Atkinson, Beebe, Beer, Carlisle, Creamer, Eggleston, Entrekin, Hartshorn, Jackson, Kirby of Hamilton, Kirby of Wyandot, Moore, Mounts, O'Hagan, Parker, Perkins, Pollard, Pond, Pringle, Richards, Tyler, and Wilkins of Fulton–22.

Those who voted in the negative were-
Messrs. Hitchcock and Van Cleaf-2.
So the bill passed. The title was agreed to.

H. B. No. 556: To amend section 3481 of the Revised Statutes—was read the third time.

The question being “Shall the bill pass ?” the yeas and nays were ordered, taken, and resulted-yeas 20, navs 3, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were-
Messrs. Atkinson, Beebe, Beer, Carlisle, Eggleston, Hartshorn, Horr,
Jackson, Kirby of Hamilton, Kirby of Wyandot, Moore, Mounts, Par-
ker, Perkins, Pond, Richards, Sinks, Tyler, Van Cleaf, and Wilkins of
Fulton--20.

Those who voted in the negative were
Messrs. Creamer, Entrekin, and Pringle-3.
So the bill passed. The title was agreed to.
The following bill was introduced and read the first time :

S. B. No. 348-Mr. Eggleston : To authorize railroad companies to construct, acquire, maintain, and operate telegraph lines for commercial purposes. Mr. Saltzgaber submitted the following report:

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred S. B. No. 326: To amend sections 4, 4106, 4107, and 4108 o the Revised Statutes of Ohio having had the same under consideration, report it back, with following amendment, and recommend its passage when so amended:

Strike out of lines 16 and 17, section 1, the words “neither of whom shall be the officer taking the acknowledgment.”

G. M. SALTZGABER, F. J. PRINGLE,
TEOMAS J. CARRAN,

D. A. HOLLINGSWORTH, R. G. RICHARDS.
Said amendment was agreed to.
Said bill was engrossed at the Clerk's desk and read the third time.

The question then being “Shall the bill pass ? " the yeas and nays were ordered, taken, and resulted-yeas 26, nays none, as foılows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Atkinson, Beebe, Beer, Carlisle, Creamer, Eggleston, Entrekin, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Jackson, Kirby of Hamilton, Kirby of Wyandot, Moore, Mounts, O'Hagan, Parker, Pollard, Pond, Pringle, Richards, Saltzgaber, Sinks, Tyler, Van Cleaf, and Wilkins of Fulton— : 26

So the bill passed The title was agreed to
Mr. Hartshorn submitted the following report:

The committee on Schools and School Lands, to whoin was referred S. B. No. 342: To amend section 3908 of the Revised Statutes of Ohiohaving had the the same under consideration, report it back, and recommend its passage.

E N. HARTSHORN, Thos. M. BEER,

A. R. VAN CLEAF, H. E. O'HAGAN. Said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time to. morrow. Mr. Hitchcock submitted the following report:

The committee on Agriculture, to whom was referred H. B. No. 733 : To distribute the surplus dog tax in Paulding county-having had the same under consideration, report it back, with following amendment, without recommendation :

Strike out, after “ the second may,” in line 2, to and including “act,"

in line 3, and insert “hereafter come into the treasury, not in all to exceed one thousand dollars.”

P. HITCHCOCK, B. W. CARLISLE,
R. G. RICHARDS,

M. H. KIRBY.
J. K. POLLARD,

Said amendment was agreed to.

Said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time tomorrow. Mr. Carlisle submitted the following report:

The committee on Agriculture, to whom was referred 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-having had the same under consideration, report it back, without recommendation.

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Mr. Moore moved to refer said bill to a select committee of three.
Which was agreed to.

The President pro tem. appointed Messrs. Moore, Carlisle, and Beer said committee.

Mr. Hitchcock submitted the following report: .

The committee on Agriculture, to whom was referred 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—having had the same under consideration, report it back, with following amendments, and recommend its passage when so amended:

In section 1, line 5, after “highways," insert "or tax paid therefor."
Also in line 7, after “employed," insert “or tax used.”

In section 2, after “trees,” in line 3, insert “determining their size and . quality.”

P. HITCHCOCK, J. K. POLLARD,
B. W. CARLISLE, R. G. RICHARDS.
M. H. KIRBY,

Said amendments were agreed to.

Said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time tomorrow.

ME:SAGE 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. 788—Mr. Chapman: To amend sections 6961 and 6965 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

H. B. No. 789—Mr. Snyder: To amend section 296 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

H. B. No. 790—Mr. Decker: To amend section 7036 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

H. B. No. 791—Mr. Leggett: To provide for the heating and ventilation of the State House.

H. B. No. 792—Mr. Ferguson : To authorize the commissioners of Clermont county, Ohio, to construct certain turnpike roads.

H. B. No. 793—Mr. Hays: To amend section 4367 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

H. B. No. 794—Mr. Smith: Supplementary to the act of the General Assembly entitled "an act to authorize the commissioners of Noble county to construct certain free turnpike roads," passed April 15, 1880.

H. B. No. 795––Mr. Allen : Supplementary to amend section 903 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

H. B. No. 796—Mr. Scott of Jefferson : To section 1015 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

H. B. No. 797—Mr. Smith: To amend section 2948 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

H. B. No. 798—Mr. Voight: To authorize the county commissioners of Hamilton county to repair certain roads.

H. B. No. 799—Mr. Sullivan : To amend section 3256 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

H. B. No. 800_Mr. Cole: To amend section 4 of an act entitled “an act for the control and maintenance of public libraries in certain cities," passed May 15, 1879. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Mr. President:

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

H. B. No. 726—Mr. Cole: To authorize the commissioners of Scioto county to levy a tax for the purpose of constructing certain free turnpikes in said county.

H. B. No. 748—Mr. Dempcy: To provide for county solicitors in counties containing cities of the second grade, class first, being supplementary to chapter 10, title 8, part 1, of the Revised Statutes of Ohio, and to amend sections 845 and 2862 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

H. B. No. 787–Mr. Walker: To enable certain counties to issue bonds for the repair of turnpikes, bridges, and culverts.

H. B. No. 767—Mr. Steward : To authorize the board of education of the village district of the incorporated village of Woodsfield, Monroe county, to refund its present indebtedness for school-house purposes.

H. B. No. 694—Mr. Greene: To authorize the council of the city of Xenia to sell the city hospital property in said city.

H. B. No. 379–Mr. Wheeler: To repeal an act entitled “an act to divide the township of Findlay, Hancock county, Ohio, into two election precincts," passed March 29, 1875. (O. L., vol. 72, page 259.)

H. B. No. 665—Mr. Hill of Hamilton (by request) : To amend section 3240 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

H. B. No. 692—Mr. Ebright: To amend section 2434 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk. Said bills were read the first time.

Mr. Wilkins of Fulton submitted the following report:

The select committee of one, to whom was referred H. B. No. 700: To authorize the re-recording of the original petition, plat and articles of incorporation of the village of Columbus Grove, Putnam county and for other purposes-having had the same under consideration, report it back, and recommend its passage.

J. A. WILKINS.

Said bill was ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time to morrow.

Mr. Carlisle presented the remonstrance of W. A. Dinsmore, M. E. Cooley, and numerous other citizens of Coolville, Athens county, remonstrating against any law being passed increasing the levy for school purposes in said village.

Which was referred to the committee on Schools and School Lands. On motion of Mr. Hitchcock, the Senate took a recess.

THREE O'CLOCK P. M.

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

S. B. No. 350: To provide for the relief of sureties in certain cases, to be known as section 5847a of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

Mr. Moore, on leave, submitted the following report:

The select committee of three, to whom was referred S. B. No. 332 : To authorize the commissioners of Darke county, Ohio, to transfer funds from tax on dogs to Darke County Agricultural Society-having had the same under consideration, report it back, and recommend its passage.

GEO. W. MOORE,
THOF. M. BEER,
B. W. CARLISLE.

Said bill was ordered to be engrossed, and read the third time to-morrow.

Mr. Saltzgaber moved that the Senate adjourn.

On which motion the yeas and nays were demanded, taken, and resulted-yeas 10, nays 16, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative wereMessrs. Atkinson, Beebe, Carlisle, Eggleston, Moore, O'Hagan, Parker, Saltzgaber, Tyler, and Van Cleaf-10.

Thoe who voted in the negative were

Messrs. Beer, Carran, Creamer, Entrekin, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Kirby of Hamilton, Kirby of Wyandot, Mounts, Perkins, Pollard, Pond, Pringle, Richards, and Sinks-16.

So the motion was disagreed to.
Mr. Horr moved to take from the table S. R. No. 72.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Horr offered the following substitute for said resolution :

THAT, WHEREAS, The great State of Ohio is a constituent part of a great country that had an institution in its midst that allowed one portion of its people to subsist upon the unpaid toil of another portion ; and,

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