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where such contestant is successful. Attorney fees not to exceed five hun. dred dollars may be allowed to any sitting member against whom a contest has been filed and in which a recount of the ballots is made, and not to exceed two hundred and fifty dollars where the contest is dismissed without a recount of the ballots, whether such dismissal is on the motion of the contestant, contestee, or of the House, or of the Elections Committee, or any subcommittee of the same. No expenses as such shall be allowed to any attorney in any case for either contestant or contestee, but expenses may be allowed in his behalf as hereinafter stated. No expenses shall be allowed to any successful contestant, or to a contestee who is a sitting member of the House, except the account therefor shall be itemized in detail, and shall be verified. A successful contestant, or a contestee who is a sitting member of the House, may pay the actual railroad fare and hotel bills of bis attorney, and include the amount in such account. Where any neces sary expenses of a successful contestant, or of a contestee who is a sitting member of the House, may have been incurred but not paid they may be included in the amount to be allowed, but in such event the account therefor shall be itemized in detail by the party to whom it is due, ani shall be verified by him. No attorney fee or expenses whatever shall be paid to or on behalf of any contestee who is not a sitting member of the House.

Mr. Turner offered the following resolution which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Rules:

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 41.

WHEREAS, It has become a matter of common report on the floor of the House of Representatives that several of the members of said House have subscribed to pre-election pledges and promises for and in consideration of support promised and given by certain leagues and organizations for the nomination and election of such members; and,

WHEREAS, Such pledges and promises are in direct contravention to the oath of office subscribed to, and taken by members of this General Assembly, which reads as follows:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and will faithfully discharge the duties of Senator (or Representative) according to the best of my ability; and that I have not knowingly or intentionally paid or contributed anything, or made any promise, in the nature of a bribe, to directly or indirectly influence any vote at the election at which I was chosen to fill said office and have not accepted, nor will I accept, or receive, directly or indirectly, any money or other valuable thing, from any corporation, company or person for any vote or influence I may give or withhold on any bill, resolution or appropriation or for any other official act”; therefore, be it

Resolved, That a committee of three (3) Representatives be appointed by the Speaker to investigate and report back to this House, in how far such reports are founded on fact, and recommend such action as in its judgment may seem proper to such committee.

For the purpose of making such investigation and report such committee shall have the power to administer oaths, take evidence, subpæna witnesses and compel them to testify, compel the production of books, papers and documents, and to do any and all other lawful acts to carry out the provisions of this resolution; and, be it further

Resolved, That this committee 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 committee 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 committee.

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

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 42.

WHEREAS, The Hon. Thomas H. Riley departed this life on November 6, 1913, at his home in Joliet, Will County, Illinois; and,

WHEREAS, The said Thomas H. Riley was a member of this House during the Thirty-fifth, Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth sessions of the General Assembly; and,

WHEREAS, The deceased was one of the most diligent and painstaking of the public servants of Illinois during his official career, and by his great diligence and research gained a national reputation as an authority upon drainage matters, having visited all the important waterways in Europe and having served with great distinction on the Waterways Commission of this State; and,

WHEREAS, It is fitting that such valuable public service as was rendered by the said Thomas H. Riley be publicly recognized and appreciated; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the Forty-ninth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, That a record be made of the appreciation due the valuable services of the said Thomas H. Riley and the approval of his public and private life for the emulation of his fellow country be it further

Resolved, That this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House and that a suitably engrossed copy thereof be forwarded by the Clerk to the family of the deceased; and as a further mark of respect to his memory, that the House do now adjourn.

The resolution was unanimously adopted by a rising vote, and, in accordance therewith, at the hour of 12:15 o'clock p. m., the House stood adjourned.

en; and

FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1915, 10:00 O'CLOCK A. M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment,
The Speaker in the chair.
Prayer by the Rev. H. V. Davis.

The Journal of yesterday was being read, when, on motion of Mr. Igoe, the further reading of the same was dispensed with, and it was ordered to stand approved.

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

Mr. Bippus introduced a bill, House Bill No. 124, a bill for “An Act entitled, 'An Act to regulate the conduct of collection agencies, bureaus, or collection officers, and to provide a penalty for the violation of the provision hereof.'”

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

Mr. Brewer introduced a bill, House Bill No. 125, a bill for “An Act in relation to procuring of a site and for the erecting of an Armory Building for the use of the Illinois National Guard and making an appropriation therefor and for the purchase of site and construction of Armory Building at Sterling, Illinois,"

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

Mr. Burns introduced à bill, House Bill No. 126, a bill for “An Act to amend section 3 of an Act entitled, 'An Act entitled an Act in regard to street railroads and to repeal certain Acts herein referred to, approved and in force March 7, 1899."

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

Mr. Burns introduced a bill, House Bill No. 127, a bill for "An Act to amend 'An Act concerning corporations with banking powers,' approved June 16, 1887, and submitted to the vote of the people at November election, 1888, and adopted."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Banks, Banking and Building and Loan Associations, when appointed.

Mr. Foster introduced a bill, House Bill No. 128, a bill for “AD Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act for the conservation of game, wild fowl, birds and fish, in the State of Illinois, for the appointment of a commission and staff for the enforcement thereof, and to repeal certain Acts relating thereto,' approved June 23, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, by adding a new section thereto to be known as section twentyfive a (25a).”

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

Mr. Foster introduced a bill, House Bill No. 129, 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 Circuit 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, and all subsequent Acts amendatory thereto by amending section nine (9) thereof; said section being also known as paragraph 78h; chapter 37 of Hurd's Statute of 1913."

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

Mr. Foster introduced a bill, House Bill No. 130, 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 22, 1891, in force July 1, 1891, by amending section twenty-five (25) thereof."

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

Mr. Jackson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 131, a bill for “An Act to prohibit acts tending to incite ill-feeling or prejudice, or to ridicule or disparage others on account of race.”

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

Mr. Jackson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 132, a bill for “An Act for an appropriation to the Illinois Commission for the observance of the half-century anniversary of negro freedom.”

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

Mr. Lantz introduced a bill, House Bill No. 133, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to the suppression and prevention of the spread of contagious and infectious diseases amongst domestic animals,' approved June 13, 1909, in force July 1, 1909.”

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

Mr. LePage introduced a bill, House Bill No. 134, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' approved and in force June 12, 1909; as amended by subsequent Acts, by amending section twenty-two (22) thereof."

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

Mr. Lyle introduced a bill, House Bill No. 135, a bill for “An Act to prevent fraudulent advertising."

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

Mr. Lyle introduced a bill, House Bill No. 136, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence,' approved March 17, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, with all amendments thereto, by amending section 42h thereof."

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

Mr. Lynch introduced a bill, House Bill No. 137, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act regulating the holding of elections, and declaring the results thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State,' approved June 19, 1885, in force July 1, 1885; as amended by all subsequent Acts, by amending section three (3) of article III thereof."

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

Mr. Lyon introduced å bill, House Bill No. 138, a bill for “An Act to prohibit the manufacture, sale, keeping for sale, or giving away of cigarettes, cigarette papers, or wrappers, or other substitutes therefor, and providing a penalty for the violation thereof."

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

Mr. Lyon introduced a bill, House Bill No. 139, a bill for “An Act making an appropriation for the relief of Kathryn Culver, assignee of the Culver Construction Company."

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

Mr. McCormick introduced a bill, House Bill No. 140, a bill for “An Act to regulate the civil service in counties of 150,000 or more inhabitants, and in such counties as adopted this Act by referendum vote."

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

Mr. McCormick introduced a bill, House Bill No. 141, a bill for "An Act to regulate the civil service of sanitary districts by amending 'An Act to create sanitary districts and to remove obstructions in the Des Plaines and Illinois Rivers,' approved May 29, 1889, in force July 1, 1889, and all Acts amendatory thereof, by amending section 4 and by adding thereto thirty-five new sections to be known as section 4a, section 4b, section 4c, section 4d, section 4e, section 4f, section 4g, section 4h, section 4i, section 4j, section 4k, section 41, section 4m, section 4n, section 40, section 4p, section 4q, section 4r, section 4s, section 4t, section 4u, section 4v, section 4w, section 4x, section 4y, section 4z, section 4aa, section 4bb, section 4cc, section 4dd, section 4ee, section 4ff, section 4gg, section 4hh and section 4ii.”

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

Mr. McCormick introduced a bill, House Bill No. 142, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act in relation to a municipal court in the city of Chicago,' approved May 18, 1905, and all Acts amendatory thereto, amending sections 15, 17 and 18, and adding three new sections to be known respectively as sections 14a, 14b and 14c, to secure for said municipal court the benefit of the provisions of law regulating the civil service of the city of Chicago.”

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

Mr. Merritt introduced a bill, House Bill No. 143, a bill for "An Act prohibiting the leasing or using of any space or portion of places of public accommodation, or public resort, for the purpose of accepting,

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