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under the provisions of section 11, article 16 of the State Military and Naval Code, Hurd's Revised Statutes, 1913, chapter 129, paragraph 154, page 2364. This section provides that “In every case where an officer or enlisted man of the National Guard or Naval Reserve shall be injured, wounded or killed while performing his duty as an officer or enlisted man in pursuance of orders from the Commander-in-Chief, said officer or enlisted man, or his heirs or dependents shall have a claim against the State for financial help or assistance, and the State Court of Claims shall act on, and adjust the same as the merits of each case may demand.

"Pending action of the Court of Claims, the Commander-in-Chief is authorized to relieve emergency needs upon recommendation of a board of three officers, one of whom shall be officer of the medical department.”

I feel it my duty to call your attention to this section of the Military and Naval Code to show that Louis B. Anderson, instead of applying directly to the General Assembly for relief, could have submitted a claim to the Court of Claims and had an award made.

In my opinion, this bill is in proper form.
House Bill No. 493 is herewith returned.

Very respectfully,
(Signed) P. J. LUCEY, Attorney Generil.

STATE OF ILLINOIS,
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

SPRINGFIELD, June 29, 1915. To the Honorable, the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of Illinois :

I return herewith, House Bill No. 951, “An Act making appropriations for the Illinois State Penitentiary, the Southern Illinois Penitentiary and the Illinois State Reformatory,” and veto and withhold my approval from the following items and amounts therein contained:

In section 1, paragraph (A), item: “Fuel, $33,800.00 per annum,” I approve this item in the sum of $25,000.00 per annum, and veto and withhold my approval of all of the sum in said item in excess of said sum of $25,000.00 per annum.

In section 1, paragraph (A), item: "Equipment, $75,000.00," I approve this item in the sum of $60,000.00 and veto and withhold my approval of all of the sum in said item in excess of said sum of $60,000.00.

In section 1, paragraph (A), item: “Material, $29,000.00 per annum,” I approve in the sum of $20,000.00 per annum and veto and withhold my approval of all of the sum in said item in excess of said sum of $20,000.00 per annum.

In section 1, paragraph (C), I veto the item, "For gymnasium, $25,000.00."

In section 1, paragraph (B), item: “For tobacco, $3,053.88 per annum," I approve in the sum of $1,000.00 per annum and veto and withhold my approval of all of the sum in said item in excess of said sum of $1,000.00 per annum.

Respectfully submitted,

E. F. DUNNE, Governor.

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

SPRINGFIELD, June 28, 1915. To the Honorable, the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of Illinois :

I hereby veto and return without my approval House Bill No. 199, for the following reasons:

This bill purports to repeal section 97 of the Criminal Code intending thereby to repeal section 97 of division 1 of the Criminal Code.

The present section 97, division 1 of the Criminal Code, makes the obtaining of credit by misrepresentations in writing whereby a person is defrauded, a misdemeanor.

The substituted section contained in House Bill No. 199 makes the offense a misdemeanor whether a person is defrauded thereby or not.

The proposed section contained in this bill also makes it a criminal offense for any person knowing that a false statement has been made whether

tus false statement be in writing or otherwise, guilty of a misdemeanor it he procures upon the faith thereof for himself or other person in whom he in interested any substantial benefit whether in so doing he perpetrates a fraud or not.

In my judgment, the present law relating to the obtaining of money or credit under false pretenses is adequate for all purposes.

Respectfully submitted,

E. F. DUNNE, Governor.

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

SPRINGFIELD, June 28, 1915. To the Honorable, the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of Illinois :

I hereby veto and return herewith House Bill No. 26, which provides for the payment of $1,200 to Incorporated Soil and Crop Improvement Associations in each of the 102 counties of the State involving eventually an expendi. ture of $122,400 per annum.

In view of the large increase the appropriations made by the Forty. ninth General Assembly, and the enormous amounts which have been recently paid from the public treasury by reason of the foot and mouth disease and other appropriations, I feel constrained to veto this bill.

Respectfully submitted,

E. F. DUNNE, Governor.

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

SPRINGFIELD, June 28, 1915. To the Honorable, the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of Illinois :

I hereby veto and return herewith House Bill No. 953, purporting to be an Act to amend sections 2 and 3 of an Act entitled, “An Act to correct certain abuses and prevent unjust discriminations by life insurance companies doing business in this State, between insurants of the same class and equal expectation of life, in the rates, amount of payment of premiums, in the return of premiums, dividends, rebates or other benefits," approved June 19, 1891, in force July 1, 1891, for the following reasons:

This bill seeks to amend two sections of an existing law which pro hibits any life insurance companies or associations, its agents or agent, from making unjust discrimination, and which fixes a penalty for violation of such law upon both the insurance companies and its agents violating the law of not less than $500 nor. more than $1,000.

If Bill No. 953 became a law it would reduce the penalty from $500 to $1,000 to $100. It would moreover relieve all insurance companies now liable under the present law from all penalty unless it could be proved that the violations provided for in the existing law were committed with the knowledge and approval of the general officers of the companies.

It would further weaken the present law by limiting all prosecutions to such as might be brought by the State's attorney, while the present law permits a private citizen to act as informer and gives such informer one-half of the penalties recovered.

This bill would emasculate and weaken the existing law on the statute book.

Respectfully submitted,

E. F. DUNNE, Governor.

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

SPRINGFIELD, June 29, 1915. To the Honorable, the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of Illinois :

I return herewith, House Bill No. 885, “An Act to provide for the payment of fifty per cent of the expense, costs and charges for burying, disinfecting premises, disinfectants, serum, certain claims for animals slaughtered, and assistant veterinarians' services, paid out and provided on account of the slaughter of live stock to suppress the foot and mouth disease, and to make

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an appropriation therefor,” and veto and withhold my approval from the following item and amount therein contained:

In section 1, item: "To Great Western Serum Company, Chicago, Ills., $9,788.66." I veto this item on advice of the State Veterinarian, Dr. O. E. Dyson, a copy of whose letter is attached hereto and made a part hereof.

Respectfully submitted,

E. F. DUNNE, Governor.

June 28, 1915. Hon. Edward F. Dunne, Governor, State of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois.

DEAR SIR: I have examined House Bill No. 885 and the various items contained therein, all of which I consider valid claims against the State with the exception of the item covering the payment of $9,788.66 to the Great Western Serum Company for the alleged destruction of serum by State and Federal authorities.

In this connection I beg to advise that a portion of the serum in question was held by the Federal authorities pending a test to determine whether or not the serum so held was infected with the contagion of foot and mouth disease. During the interim, however, owing to bacterial contamination during its preparation and the lack of proper cold storage facilities, the serum so held underwent a putrefactive decomposition and became worthless. The remainder of the item under the caption of serum destroyed covered an estimate of the amount of serum in the blood of hogs slaughtered on account of being affected with or known to have been exposed to the contagion of foot and mouth disease. Full payment, amounting to $5,573.22 representing 50 per cent of the value of the hogs so slaughtered, was made under the provisions of House Bill No. 415.

The Federal authorities refuse to recognize the validity of the claim made by the Great Western Serum Company for losses sustained, the payment of which would establish a precedent for the filing of innumerable claims of a similar natúre, which in the aggregate would amount to thousands upon thousands of dollars.

Very truly yours,
0. E. Dyson, State Veterinarian.

STATE OF ILLINOIS,
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

SPRINGFIELD, June 29, 1915. To the Honorable, the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of Illinois :

I return herewith, House Bill No. 980, "An Act making an appropriation for the payment to the owners of live stock for fifty per cent (50%) of the loss or damage suffered by the slaughter of animals belonging to said owner, also for the payment of such other claims by the State equal to the amount paid by the United States Government, to suppress the foot and mouth disease, and making an appropriation therefor."

I approve in the sum of $100,000 the item of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) therein contained and veto and withhold my approval of all of the sum in said item in excess of said $100,000.

I am advised by the State Veterinarian, Dr. o. E. Dyson, that in his judgment $100,000 will be a sufficient amount to defray the expenses of any costs arising under the provisions of this Act.

Respectfully submitted,

E. F. DUNNE, Governor.

STATE OF ILLINOIS, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.

SPRINGFIELD, June 29, 1915. To the Honorable, the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of Illinois :

I return herewith House Bill No. 836, “An Act making an appropriation for the building and maintaining of State aid roads in the several counties of the State."

I disapprove and veto in this bill, the item of two hundred and fifty -88 H

thousand dollars ($250,000.00) appropriated for the year beginning July 1, 1915, and ending June 30, 1916.

I disapprove and veto in this bill, the item of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00) appropriated for the year beginning July 1, 1916, and ending June 30, 1917.

I veto the above items because I am informed by the State Auditor that there is in the neighborhood of $600,000.00 now in the State treasury appropriated by the Forty-eighth General Assembly for State Aid Roads for the year ending June 30, 1915, unexpended, which said sum has been reappropri. ated by the Forty-ninth General Assembly for the same purpose.

Respectfully submitted,

E. F. DUNNE, Governor. The Speaker announced the appointment of the following members on the part of the House, as provided for by House and Senate Joint Resolutions, as follows:

Committee to codify the building laws of the State, under Senate Joint Resolution No. 29, Messrs. Pierson, Brinkman, and Purdunn.

Centennial Committee to arrange for celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Admission of Illinois as a State, under Senate Joint Resolution No. 33, Messrs. Tice, Boyer, Butler, Burns, and Huston.

Foot and Mouth Epidemic Investigation Committee, under Senate Joint Resolution No. 35, Messrs. Dudgeon, Kessinger, Lynch, Morrasy, and Arthur Roe.

Eficiency and Economy Committee, under Senate Joint Resolution No. 40, Messrs. Smejkal, Devine, and Quisenberry.

Committee on Investigation of Charities, under House Joint Resolution No. 21, Messrs. Thomas Curran, Burres, Rethmeier, Fahy, and Shephard.

Member of Building Committee, in accordance with House Bill No. 912, Mr. Lyon.

Committee on Utilities, under House Resolution No. 100, Messrs. McCormick, Shurtleff, DeYoung, Roderick, Gorman, Hilton, and Dalton.

At the hour of 12:55 o'clock p. m., Mr. Smejkal moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion prevailed,

And in accordance with Senate Joint Resolution No. 41, the House stood adjourned sine die.

The committee heretofore appointed by resolution to approve the Journal, hereby certifies that they have examined the record of the proceedings of the House of June 30, 1915, and find the same to be correct.

[Signed] C. A. YOUNG,

CHAS. CURREN,
ROBERT SCHOLES,
THOMAS P. DEVEREUX,
Edw. L. MERRITT,
HUBERT KILENS.
PETER F. SMITH,

Committee. Approved :

B. H. McCANN, Clerk of the House.

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ERRATA.

Page 480, after line thirteen, should be inserted the following: "House Bill No. 457, a bill for an Act to amend Article IV of an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges,' approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913,

“Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time.

“Pending discussion, further consideration of House Bill No. 457 was postponed."

House Bill No. 972, page 895, line forty-five, “The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed, and to a second reading without reference,” should read, “The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed, and by unanimous consent, read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading without reference.”

House Bill No. 973, page 896, line five, “The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed, and to a second reading without reference," should read, “The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed, and by unanimous consent, read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading without reference."

House Bill No. 994, page 1139, line two, "The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed, and to a second reading without reference,” should read, “The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed, and, by unanimous consent, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading, without reference."

Page 848, line three, “Senate Bill No. 313," should read, "Senate Bill No. 317."

Page 1184, line six, “Senate Bill No. 233," should read, "Senate Bill No. 223."

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