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Mr. Scanlan offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 25. Resolved, That the following persons be, and they are hereby elected to the positions designated, as officers of the House:

Second Assistant Clerk-Lewis Vogel.
Doorkeeper-Harrison T. Ireland.
First Assistant Doorkeeper-Frank Leonard.
Second Assistant Doorkeeper—Lucas West.
Postmaster-Mrs. Henrietta Vest.
Assistant Postmistress-Miss Mollie McCabe.
Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk-Charles W. Baldwin.
Mr. Butler moved to lay the foregoing resolution on the table,

And the question being on the motion to table, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 40; nays, 58,

And the motion to table was lost.

Mr. Moore moved to amend the resolution by substituting the name of James Kinney for that of Charles W. Baldwin.

Mr. Scanlan moved to lay the amendment on the table,

And the question being on the motion to table, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 93; nays, 7,

And the amendment offered by Mr. Moore was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Butler moved to amend the resolution by substituting the name of Ward G. Murray for that of Lewis Vogel.

Mr. Scanlan moved to lay the amendment on the table,

And the question being on the motion to table, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 60; nays, 9,

And the amendment offered by Mr. Butler was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. O'Rourke moved to amend the resolution by reversing the order of names for Postmistress and Assistant Postmistress.

Mr. Lyon moved to lay the amendment on the table,

And the question being on the motion to table, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 78; nays, 58,

And the amendment offered by Mr. O'Rourke was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Watson moved to amend the resolution by substituting the name of Mr. William L. Grubb for that of Mr. Lewis Vogel.

Mr. Scanlan moved to lay the amendment on the table.

The motion prevailed, and the amendment offered by Mr. Watson was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Igoe moved to amend the resolution by adding the name of Mr. John P. Maloney as Third Assistant Doorkeeper.

Mr. Jackson moved to lay the amendment on the table,

And the question being on the motion to table, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 67; nays, 50,

And the amendment offered by Mr. Igoe was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Butler moved to amend the resolution so as to provide for the election of each candidate separately.

Mr. Scanlan moved to lay the amendment on the table,

And the question being on the motion to table, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 82; nays, 12,

And the amendment offered by Mr. Butler was ordered to lie on the table.

Pending further consideration, Mr. Scanlan moved the previous question on the resolution,

And the question being, “Shall the main question be now put?” it was decided in the affirmative.

The question then being on the adoption of the resolution, a call of the roll was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 113; nays, 22.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs.
Atwood
De Young
Harvey
Meents

Shurtleff
Barker
Donlan
Helwig
Moore

Sonnemann
Benson
Drake
Hennebry Morrasy

Stanfield
Bentley
Dudgeon
Hilton
Mulcahy

Stewart
Bippus
Elliott
Hoffman

O'Connell Strubinger
Boyd
Ellis
Holaday
Pace

Taylor
Boyer
Fahy
Hubbard
Perkins

Thon
Brinkman
Farrell
Huston
Pierson

Tice
Brown, W. M. Festerling

Jackson

Rentchler Tompkins Browne, L. O'N. Fieldstack

Jacobson

Rethmeier Turnbaugh
Burres
Flagg

Kasserman Richardson Tuttle
Butler
Foster
Kessinger Rinehart

Vickers
Buxton
Frankhauser Lantz

Roderick

Vursell
Campbell
Franz
Leech

Rostenkowski Walsh
Conlon
Gardner
LePage

Rothschild Watson
Curren, c. Garesche

Lyle

Rowe, W. Weber
Curran, T. Gorman

Lynch
Ryan, F. J.

West
Dahlberg
Graham, W. J.
Lyon

Ryan, J. W. Williamson
Dalton
Green, E. W. Madsen

Santry

Wilson, G. H.
Davis
Gregory
Mason
Scanlan

Wilson, H.
Desmond
Griffin
McCabe
Scholes

Wilson, R. E.
Devereux
Groves
McCormick Shephard

Young
Devine
Hamlin
McGloon

Total-113.
Those voting in the negative are: Messrs.
Basel
Hruby
Morris

Quisenberry Seif
Bruce
Igoe

Placek
Ray

Thomason
Cooper
Kane

Prendergast Ryan, Frank Thompson
Felts
Maucker

Purdunn
Schuberth

Trandel
Graham, T. E. Merritt

Total-22. And the resolution was adopted.

Mr. Scanlan moved to reconsider the vote by which House Resolution No. 25 was adopted.

Mr. Butler moved to lay that motion on the table,

And the question being on the motion to table, it was decided in the affirmative.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Hilton offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 26. Resolved, That the Speaker of the House be authorized to draw orders on the Secretary of State for such printing, stationary, office furniture, and other supplies as may be necessary, for the transaction of the business of his office.

And the resolution was unanimously adopted.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Flagg offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 27. Resolved, That the Clerk of the House provide a sufficient number of the latest editions of the revised statutes of the State of Illinois for the use of the members of the House, the Speaker's room, the Clerk's office, and the various committee groups.

And the resolution was unanimously adopted.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Brinkman offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 28. Resolved, That the Secretary of State be, and is hereby authorized and required, to furnish to the Clerk of the House, upon his written order, all such printed matter, stationary, books, postage stamps, office furniture, and other supplies as may be necessary for the transaction of the business of his office.

And the resolution was unanimously adopted.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Thomas Curran offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 29.

Resolved, That the papers now or hereafter on the Speaker's table, relating to contested seats in this House, presented by the Secretary of State, and all matters concerning said contests be, and the same are, hereby referred to a committee to be known as the Committee on Elections, said committee to be appointed by the Speaker of the House, and to have power, when appointed, to send for persons and papers, to take testimony, to employ clerks, if found necessary, and to report to this House at any time.

And the resolution was unanimously adopted.

By unanimously consent, Mr. McCormick offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 30.

Resolved, That the Clerk of the House be authorized to provide two copies of Cushing's Manual, for the use of members of the House.

And the resolution was unanimously adopted.

The House proceeding upon the order of introduction of bills, the roll was called for that purpose, whereupon,

Mr. Atwood introduced a bill, House Bill No. 4, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the appointment of school directors, and members of the Board of Education in certain cases,' approved May 29, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by subsequent Acts, by adding two (2) new sections to be known as sections five (5) and six (6), empowering school directors and boards of education in certain school districts to draw and issue warrants in anticipation of taxes levied by the proper authorities for school purposes and validating warrants theretofore issued by said school directors or boards of education, in certain cases."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Education, when appointed.

Mr. Atwood introduced a bill, House Bill No. 5, a bill for “An Act to enable all legally qualified voters absent from their precincts or voting districts on the day of any general State election, to cast their votes at other polling places, within the State.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Elections, when appointed.

Mr. Boyer introduced a bill, House Bill No. 6, a bill for "An Act to amend sections eleven (11) and twelve (12) of an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the construction, reparation, and protection of drains, ditches and levies across the lands of others, for agricultural, sanitary

and mining purposes, and to provide for the organization of drainage districts,' approved and in force May 29, 1879, as amended by Act approved June 30, 1885, in force July 1, 1885."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Farm Drainage, when appointed.

Mr. Boyer introduced a bill, House Bill No. 7, a bill for “An Act to amend section 11 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to maintain and improve county ditches heretofore constructed to drain certain swamps and overflowed lands,' approved June 23, 1883, in force July 1, 1883."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Farm Drainage, when appointed.

Mr. W. M. Brown introduced a bill, House Bill No. 8, a bill for “An Act authorizing townships to issue bonds for park purposes, and providing for the payment thereof."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Municipalities, when appointed.

Mr. W. M. Brown introduced a bill, House Bill No. 9, bill for “An Act to regulate the practice of optometry in the State of Illinois, and fixing penalties for the violation thereof."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary, when appointed.

Mr. Bruce introduced a bill, House Bill No. 10, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the partial support of mothers, whose husbands are dead, or have become permanently incapacitated for work by reason of physical or mental infirmity, when such mothers have children under 14 years of age, and are citizens of the United States of America, and residents of the county, in which application for relief is made, and, also, to provide for the probitionary visitation, care and supervision of the family for whose benefit such support is provided,' approved June 30, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, by amending sections two (2), ten (10) and eleven (11) thereof, and by also amending the title thereof."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Charities and Corrections, when appointed.

Mr. Burns introduced a bill, House Bill No. 11, a bill for “An Act to amend section 1 of Article V of ‘An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,' approved April 10, 1872, and in force July 1, 1872, as amended by an Act approved June 5, 1911, and in force July 1, 1911."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Municipalities, when appointed.

Mr. Burns introduced a bill, House Bill No. 12, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the holding of primary elections by political parties,' approved March 9, 1910, in force July 1, 1910, by amending section 6 thereof."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

Mr. Burns introduced a bill, House Bill No. 13, a bill for An Act to amend section sixty-three (63) of an Act entitled, “An Act in regard to elections, and to provide for filling vacancies in election selective] officers," approved April 3, 1872, in force July 1, 1872.

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Elections, when appointed.

Mr. Burres introduced a bill, House Bill No. 14, a bill for “An Act for an appropriation for the relief of Van Roy Barnes.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Appropriations, when appointed.

Mr. Butler introduced a bill, House Bill No. 15, a bill for “An Act for the regulation of the business of horse shoeing.

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Industrial Affairs, when appointed.

Mr. Buxton introduced a bill, House Bill No. 16, a bill for “An Act to prevent gambling."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary, when appointed.

Mr. Buxton introduced a bill, House Bill No. 17, a bill for "An Act to enable county boards of supervisors in counties under township organization and county commissioners in counties not under township organization to appropriate county funds for use for county poultry exhibitions by societies organized for that purpose.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, when appointed.

Mr. Campbell introduced a bill, House Bill No. 18, a bill for “An Act regarding the return by the State of Illinois of a silk banner presented to General Andrew Jackson by the ladies of New Orleans on December 30, 1814.

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Military Affairs, when appointed.

Mr. Charles Curren introduced a bill, House Bill No. 19, a bill for "An Act to authorize cities having a population of less than 50,000 to renew, repair and maintain sewers, ditches, drains, dykes, levees, pumping works and machinery by general taxation.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Municipalities, when appointed.

Mr. Dalton introduced a bill, House Bill No. 20, a bill for “An Act incorporating the national foundation, a co-operative association, organized without capital stock, for old age protection, with interests represented by old age income bonds, the subscribers for such bonds to compose its membership, and declaring an emergency.”

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary, when appointed.

Mr. Desmond introduced a bill, House Bill No. 21, a bill for "An Act to amend sections 8 and 9 of chapter 95 of the Revised Statutes of Illinois of 1913."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Judiciary, when appointed.

Mr. Donahue introduced a bill, House Bill No. 22, a bill for "An Act to amend section ten (10) of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the regulation of public utilities," approved June 30, 1913, in force January 1, 1914.

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Public Utilities and Transportation, when appointed.

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