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

Mr. Smejkal introduced a bill, House Bill No. 106, a bill for "An Act to amend section 13, of an Act entitled, 'An Act for the assessment of property, and for the levy and collection of taxes,' approved March 30, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended by an Act in force July 1, 1905."

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

Mr. Taylor introduced a bill, House Bill No. 107, a bill for “An Act to amend section 114 of an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' approved and in force June 12, 1909, and as subsequently amended."

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

Mr. Taylor introduced a bill, House Bill No. 108, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act in relation to the fencing and operating of railroads, approved March 31, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, by amending section 21 thereof."

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

Mr. Taylor introduced a bill, House Bill No. 109, a bill for “An Act to amend section 2 of an Act entitled, 'An Act providing that operators of mines shall furnish shot firers in mines, where shooting and blasting is done,' approved May 18, 1905, in force July 1, 1905, as amended by an Act approved May 20, 1907, in force July 1, 1907, and as amended by an Act approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913."

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

Mr. Thompson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 110, a bill for An Act to regulate the width of sleighs.”

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

Mr. Thon introduced a bill, House Bill No. 111, a bill for “An Act regulating lobbying; requiring the registration of legislative counsel and agents and regulating their activity and prohibiting improper and corrupt lobbying."

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

Mr. Trandel introduced a bill, House Bill No. 112, a bill for "An Act to restrict the issuance of licenses in the State of Illinois to legally qualified and constituted citizens of the United States of America."

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

Mr. Turner introduced a bill, House Bill No. 113, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the printing and distribution of ballots at public expense, and for the nomination of candidates for public offices, to regulate the manner of holding elections, and to enforce the secrecy of the ballot,' approved June 23, 1891, in force July 1, 1891, by adding one new section thereto."

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

Mr. Walsh introduced a bill, House Bill No. 114, a bill for “An Act requiring street railway companies and elevated railway companies to provide their motor cars with devices or mechanical means to clean sleet, rain and snow from motormen's windows."

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

Mr. Weber introduced a bill, House Bill No. 115, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act in relation to practice and procedure in courts of record,' approved June 3, 1907, in force July 1, 1907, by amending section 120 thereof."

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

Mr. Weber introduced a bill, House Bill No. 116, a bill for “An Act for an appropriation for the relief of Henry Henke.”

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

Mr. Williamson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 117, a bill for "An Act for an appropriation for the relief of Roscoe L. Drennan."

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

Mr. R. E. Wilson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 118, a bill for “An Act to revise the law creating a fireman's pension fund, in cities, villages and incorporated towns, whose population exceeds five thousand (5,000) inhabitants."

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

Mr. Young introduced a bill, House Bill No. 119, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the formation and disbursement of a pension fund in cities, villages and incorporated towns, having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants for municipal employees appointed to their positions under and by virtue of an Act entitled, 'An Act to regulate the civil service of cities, approved and in force March 20, 1895, and for those who were appointed prior to the passage of said Act, and who are now in the service of said city, village or town,' approved May 31, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, by amending sections 6, 7, 8 and 9 thereof, and to further amend said Act by adding thereto one additional section to be known as section 91/2."

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

Mr. Young introduced a bill, House Bill No. 120, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, by adding a new section to division XIV thereof."

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

Mr. Meents introduced a bill, House Bill No. 121, a bill for “An Act to amend section A1 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to divorce,' approved March 10, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, added by amendment by Act approved May 13, 1905, in force July 1, 1905."

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

Mr. G. H. Wilson, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 122, a bill for “An Act to amend section 47 of division I of an Act entitled. ‘An Act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended by all subsequent Acts amendatory thereof."

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

Mr. Holaday introduced a bill, House Bill No. 123, a bill for “An Act to authorize cities and villages having a population of less than 100,000 to levy a tax for the purpose of collecting and disposing of garbage.”

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

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Shurtleff, House Bill No. 42, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to amend an Act concerning circuit courts and to fix the time for holding the same in the several counties in the judicial circuits of the State of Illinois, exclusive of the county of Cook,' approved May 24, 1879, in force July 1, 1879; approved June 11, 1897, in force July 1, 1897; as amended by an Act entitled, 'An Act to amend section seven (7) of chapter thirtyseven (37) of an Act fixing the terms of holding court in the several judicial circuits of the State of Illinois, exclusive of Cook County,' approved June 11, 1897, and in force July 1, 1897; approved May 11, 1903, in force July 1, 1903, by amending section seven (7) thereof,"

Was recalled from the Committee of the Whole House, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Eden, Secretary:

Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has adopted the following preamble and joint resolution, in the adoption of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives, to wit:

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 6. WHEREAS, The people of Italy are in great trouble because of the disastrous earthquake which has ravaged their country, causing great loss of life and property; and,

WHEREAS, The people of Italy who escaped with their lives are threatened with starvation and floods, and fire and disease, in addition to their sorrow and bereavement; and,

WHEREAS, the people of the United States of America recognize in each and every suffering being, a brother, and our institutions commit our people and our State to the broadest principles of humanity; and,

WHEREAS, Our country is deeply indebted to its dicoverer, Christopher Columbus, one of Italy's sons; and also to the sturdy character of the men and women who have left Italy to become worthy and loyal citizens of our Republic; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring, That we appeal to the people of the State of Illinois to give of their bounty for the relief of the sufferings of the people in Italy; and, be it further

Resolved, That the Governor appoint a committee of three citizens to receive and transmit to the sufferers in the stricken district all moneys collected for that purpose by them; and, be it further

Resolved. That an engrossed copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the Italian Government by the Secretary of State. Adopted by the Senate, March 2, 1915.

A. E. EDEN, Secretary of the Senate.

Mr. Burns moved that the House concur with the Senate in the adoption of the foregoing Senate Joint Resolution No. 6,

And the motion prevailed.
Ordered that the Clerk inform the Senate thereof.
The House proceeding upon the order of resolutions,

Mr. Pace offered the following resolution which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Contingent Expenses, when appointed :

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 36. WHEREAS, William Haynes and William Kipling have been performing the duties of Assistant Doorkeepers of the House since the beginning of the session; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the said William Haynes and William Kipling each be paid and allowed the usual per diem for Assistant Doorkeeper covering the period of time from the beginning of the session down to and including March 3, 1915.

Mr. ORourke offered the following resolution which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Appropriations, when appointed:

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 5.

WHEREAS, The State of Illinois is at present transacting its official business in seventeen offices, scattered in all parts of down town Chicago; and,

WHEREAS, The State is now expending annually in the city of Chicago for rents and telephone hire the sum of $60,000.00; and,

WHEREAS, It would not alone be economical from a financial point of view but also save the citizens having business to transact with the State from loss of time and annoyance if the State possessed one building in the city of Chicago where all its Chicago departments might be housed; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That for the purposes of investigating the feasibility of securing a proper site for a State building in, at or near down town Chicago and for the erection of a building thereon adequate for the State's purposes there is hereby created a commission to be composed as follows: The Governor of Illinois, to be es officio member and chairman of said commission; The Mayor of Chicago; the State Architect; two Senators, to be appointed by the President of the Senate; two Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House;

Resolved, further, That this commission be and is hereby authorized and empowered to employ such assistance as it may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this resolution and such assistance and other expenses including traveling expenses of the members of this commission shall be paid out of the funds for committee expenses or out of an appropriation made therefor upon proper vouchers certified by the chairman of said commission; and, be it further

Resolved, That it shall be the duty of said commission to endeavor to make a report of its findings in connection herewith at as early a date as possible, but in any event, before the final adjournment of the Forty-ninth General Assembly.

Mr. Jackson offered the following resolution which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Elections, when appointed :

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 37. WHEREAS, It appears that a contest is pending in the House of Representatives, entitled, William Ostrom v. Francis H. Clark, et al., in the Third Senatorial District; and,

WHEREAS, It is advisable and necessary, in order that the rights of all parties involved in the contest may be preserved, that the Board of Election

Commissioners of the city of Chicago be notified of the pendency of said contest; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, That the Board of Election Conimissioners be, and they are hereby notified of the pendency of said contest, and they are furthermore instructed and directed to preserve all ballots, tally sheets and returns used in the Third Senatorial District until said contest has been disposed of by the House of Representatives; and, be it further

Resolved, That the Clerk of the House be, and he is hereby instructed and directed to send a copy of this notice to the Board of Election Commissioners of the city of Chicago.

Mr. Butler offered the following resolution which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Waterways, when appointed:

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 6.

WHEREAS, The frequent floods of the Mississippi River, caused by waters from 31 states, embracing more than 41 per cent of the total area of the United States, result in great loss of hunian lives in portions of the states of Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana, and large money losses, not only in such afflicted territory but in other portions of the nation; and,

WHEREAS, All political parties have declared in their campaign platforms that flood control of the Mississippi River is a national duty; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, the Senate concurring, That the Congress of the United States be and is hereby requested to fulfill this national duty at its next session and to enact such legislation as shall provide a separate and comprehensive plan for the prevention of such floods without delay; and, be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the President of the Senate of the Congress of the United States.

Mr. Scanlan offered the following resolution which was referred, under the rules, to the Committe on Contingent Expenses, when appointed :

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 38. Resolved, that the Speaker of the House be, and he is hereby empowered and directed to at once appoint:

Jesse Hawkins, as assistant messenger, at a salary of $4.00 per day, said appointment and salary attached thereto to date back to February 17, 1915.

Mr. Holaday offered the following resolution which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Contingent Expenses, when appointed :

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 39. Resolved, That the Speaker of the House be, and he is hereby empowered and directed to appoint Will H. McConnell as press messenger, whose duties shall be to look after the press gallery and the accommodation of the press at a compensation of $5.00 per day.

Mr. Kasserman offered the following resolution which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Elections, when appointed :

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 40.

Resolved, That in any election contest now pending or hereafter filed against a sitting member of this House no attorney fee or expenses whatever shall be paid to or on behalf of the contestant unless he shall be successful in such contest, and not to exceed five hundred dollars for attorney fees

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