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MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Mr. President:

The House of Representatives nas adopted the following joint resolu-, tion, in which the concurrence of the Senate is requested :

H. J. R. No. 78—Mr. Sawyer: Relative to investigating certain charges relative to the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home at Xenia. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk. Referred to committee on Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home.

H. B. No. 146: To amend section 5176 of the Revised Statutes of Ohiowas read the third time.

The question being “Shall the bill pass ?” the yeas and nays were ordered, taken, and resulted-yeas 24, nays none, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative wereMessrs. Beebe, Carlisle, Cline, Eggleston, Entrekin, Fleischmann, Harper, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Jackson, Keliy, Kirby of Hamilton, Kirby of Wyandot, Marriott, Moore, O'Hagan, Pollard, Pond, Richards, Sinks, Van Cleaf, Wilkins of Fulton, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas—24.

So the bill passed. The title was agreed to.

H. B. No. 215: To amend section 6845 of the Revised Statutes of Ohiowas read the third time.

The question being “Shall the bill pass ?” the yeas and nays were ordered, taken, and resulted-yeas 19, nays 7, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Beebe, Cline, Eggleston, Harper, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Jackson, Kelly, Kirby of Hamilton, Mariott, Moore, Perkins, Pollard, Pond, Richards, Sinks, Wilkins of Fulton, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas -19.

Those who voted in the negative wereMessrs. Carran, Creamer, Entrekin, Fleischman, Kirby of Wyandot, O'Hagan, and Van Cleaf—7. So the bill passed. The title was agreed to.

H. B. No. 548: Making appropriations to meet deficiencies in the appropriations for the Legislature and Decennial Board of Equalization for the year ending February 15, 1881-was read the third time.

The question being “Shall the bill pass ?” the yeas and nays were ordered, taken, and resulted-yeas 25, nays none, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Beebe. Carran, Cline, Creamer, Eggleston, Entrekin, Fleischmann, Harper, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Kelly, Kirby of Hamilton, Kirby of Wyandot, Marriott, Moore, O'Hagan, Parker, Perkins, Pollard, Pond, Richards, Van Cleaf, Wilkins of Fulton, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas-25.

So the bill passed. The title was agreed to.

H. B. No. 546: To provide for deficiencies in the State common school fund, by anticipation of payment thereof by drafts on county treasurerswas read the third time.

The question being “Shall the bill pass ? " the yeas and nays were ordered taken, and resulted, yeas 24, nays none, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative wereMessrs. Beebe, Carran, Cline, Creamer, Eggleston, Entrekin, Fleischmann, Harper, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Kelly, Kirby of Hamilton,

Kirby of Wyandot, Marriott, Moore, O'Hagan, Parker, Perkins, Pollard,
Pond, Tyler, Van Cleaf, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas-24.

So the bill passed. The title was agreed to.
Bills were introduced and read the first time as follows:

S. B. No 274–Mr. Fleischmann: To amend sections 5443, 6602, 6606, 6607 and 6612 of the Revised Statutes.

S. B. No. 275—Mr. Van Cleaf: To amend section 66 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

S. B. No. 276-Mr. Wilkins of Tuscarawas : To amend section 3283 of the Revised Stat'ites of Ohio. Mr. Pond submitted the following report:

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred S. B. No. 256: . To amend section 1254 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio-having had the same under consideration, report it back, with following amendments, . and recommend its passage, when so amended:

Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: That section 1255 and 1256 be so amended as to read as follows:

1255. The clerks of the several common pleas, district and superior courts shall make an alphabetical index of the names of all plaintiffs and defendants to pending suits and living judgments, showing thereon in separate columns the names, court, and number of the suit or execu. tion, and where there is more than one suit or judgment for or against the same party, it shall be sufficient to index the name but once, and make entries opposite thereto of the court and number of the suit or execution,

1256. The index required by the preceding section shall be made up within six months from the passage of this act, and thereafter all new suits shall be so indexed at the time of filing the petition, and all judgments at the time of the rendition, revival, or the filing of a transcript thereof.

Sec. 2. That this act take effect and be in force from and after pas. sage, and that said original sections 1254, 1255 and 1256 be repealed.

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Said amendments were agreed to.

Said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time to-morrow. Mr. Pond submitted the following report:

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred S. B. No. 263: To amend section 14 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio-having had the same under consideration, report it back, and recommend its passage.

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Said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time to-morrow. Mr. Beebe submitted the following report:

The committee on Finance, to whom was referred S. B. No. 267: To authorize the township trustees of Steubenville township, Jefferson

county, to transfer certain funds therein named-having had the same under consideration, report it back, and recommend its passage.

D. D. BEEBE,

Thos. M. BEER, B. EGGLESTON,

B. WILKINS,

P. HITCHCOCK, C. S. PARKER. Said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time tomorrow. Mr. Hartshorn submitted the following report:

The committee on Schools and School Lands, to whom was referred S. J. R. No. 58: Relative to binding the Report of the Commissioner of Common Schools in muslin-having had the same under consideration, report it back, and recommend its adoption.

E. N. HARTSHORN, A. R. VAN CLEAF,
L. HARPER,

H. E. O'Hagan.

WM. C. CLINE, The question being on the adoption of said resolution, the yeas and nays were ordered, taken, and resulted-yeas 26, nays none, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative wereMessrs. Beebe, Carlisle, Carran, Cline, Creamer. Eggleston, Fleischmann, Harper, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Jackson, Kelly, Kirby of Hamilton, Kirby of Wyandot, Marriott, Moore, O'Hagan, Parker, Perkins, Pond, Richards, Sinks, Tyler, Van Cleaf, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas—26.

So the resolution was adopted.
Mr. Strong submitted the following report:

The committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred S. B. No. 247: To amend section 1 of an act entitled “an act to authorize the county commissioners of Cuyahoga county to build a monument or memorial tablet commemorative of the deceased soldiers and sailors of said county, and to purchase a site therefor-having had the same under consideration, report it back, and recommend its passage.

L. M. STRONG, JOEN A. WILKINS,
F. B. POND,

John C. ENTREKIN.

H. B. PERKINS, Said bill was ordered to be engrossed and read the third time tomorrow.

Mr. Horr submitted the following report:

The committee on Federal Relations, to whom was referred H. J. R. No. 67: Relative to appointing a joint committee to confer with the Governor-having had the same under consideration, report it back, with following amendments, and recommend its adoption :

Strike out, from the word “house,” in line 2, to the words "his Excellency,” in line 4, and insert in place thereof the following, viz. : “and three on the part of the Senate, to be appointed to confer with.”

R. A. HORR,

M. H. KIRBY, JOHN C. ENTREKIN, B. EGGLESTON.

LINDSEY KELLY, Said amendments were agreed to.

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The question being on the adoption of said resolution, the yeas and nays were ordered, taken, and resulted-yeas 20, nays 3, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were-
Messrs. Beebe, Beer, Carran, Cline, Creamer, Eggleston, Entrekin,
Hartshorn, Horr, Kirby of Wyandot, Marriott, Moore, O'Hagan, Perkins,
Pollard, Pond, Richards, Sinks, Tyler, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas—20.

Those who voted in the negative were-
Messrs. Harper, Parker, and Van Cleaf-3.
So the resolution was adopted.

Mr. Hartshorn offered the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted :

S. R. No. 81: Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with Senator D. A. Hollingsworth and wife, in the death of their beloved little boy (which occurred early this morning), and that we extend unto them our kindest regards and sympathy in this their great bereavement; that the Clerk be directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Senator.

Mr. O'Hagan offered the following resolution, which was adopted :

S. R. No. 82: Resolved. That Senate Rule No. 73 be suspended, and that the use of the Senate Chamber be tendered the Hon. John Sherman, United States Senator-elect, for a reception to members of the General Assembly, this Wednesday evening.

On motion of Mr. Harper, the Senate took a recess until ten minutes before 12 o'clock.

ELEVEN O'CLOCK AND FIFTY MINUTES A.M.

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. 400—Mr. Walker: To amend section 7240 of the Revised Statutes. Attest:

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

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Mr. President :

The Speaker of the House of Representatives has, in the presence of the House, signed the following bill:

S. B. No. 194: To amend section 4202 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk. The President of the Senate, in the presence of the Senate, signed said bill.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Mr. President :

The House of Representatives is now ready to meet the Senate in joint convention pursuant to the provisions of H. J. R. No. 66 : Relative to the election of a United States Senator. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk.

The President of the Senate announced that the time had arrived for the Senate to meet the House of Representatives in joint convention, pursuant to H. J. R. No. 66, for the purpose of electing a Senator to represent the State of Ohio in the Congress of the United States, for the term of six years, beginning on the 4th day of March, A.D. 1881.

The officers and members of the Senate then proceeded to the Hall of the House of Representatives.

The House being in session, and the members of the Senate being seated in said Hall, the roll of the Senate was called by the Clerk of the Senate, and 28 Senators answered to their names.

The roll of the House of Representatives was called by the Clerk of the House, and 105 members answered to their names.

So much of the Journal of the Senate of yesterday as records the action of the Senate, in pursuance of said H. J. R. No. 66, was then read by the Clerk of the Senate.

So much of the Journal of the House of Representatives of yesterday as records the action of the House, in pursuance of said resolution, was then read by the Clerk of the House.

It appearing from the recorded action of the Senate and House of Rep. resentatives- majority of all the members of each House being present and voting thereon-that John Sherman had received a majority of all the votes cast in each House, he was declared, by the President of the Senate, elected to the office of Senator in the Congress of the United States, for the constitutional term of six years, beginning on the 4th day of March, A.D. 1881.

The President of the Senate thereupon declared the joint convention dissolved.

The officers and members of the Senate then returned to the Senate Chamber.

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

THREE O'CLOCK P.M.

Mr. Pollard submitted the following report :

The joint committee on Enrollment have examined, and found correctly enrolled, the following bill :

H. B. No. 569: To authorize the county commissioners of Henry county, Ohio, to issue bonds to complete and furnish the court house, jail, and sheriff's residence.

GEO. W. MORE, C. R. HARMON.
J. K. POLLARD,

W. T. WALLACE,
H. R. SMITH,

J. L. CORYELL,
JOHN F. LOCKE, JNO. HARDY.

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