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THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1915, 10:00 O'CLOCK A. M.
The House met pursuant to adjournment,
The Speaker in the chair.
Prayer by the Rev. E. S. Combs.

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

The House proceeding upon the order of petitions, Mr. Desmond presented a petition from school teachers of East St. Louis relating to the Illinois State Teachers' Pension and Retirement Fund Bill, which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Education.

The Speaker laid before the House a report of the trustees of the Lincoln Homstead, which was ordered placed on file.

Mr. Boyer, from the Committee on Contingent Expenses, reported the following groupings and assignments of the standing committees of the House:

COMMITTEE GROUPINGS AND ROOMS. Group_1, Room 1, East Wing, Third Floor-Judiciary, Judicial Depariment and Practice.

Group 2, Room 4, East Wing, Third Floor-Efficiency and Economy, Public Utilities and Transportation.

Group 3, Room 10, East Wing, Fourth Floor-Elections, Roads and Bridges.

Group 4, Room 13, South Wing, Third Floor-Appropriations.

Group 5, Room 14, East Wing, Fourth Floor-Enrolled and Engrossed Bills.

Group 6, Room 19, South Wing, Fourth Floor—Contingent Expenses, Liberal Committee, To Visit Charitable Institutions, To Visit Educational Institutions, To Visit Penal Institutions.

Group 7, Room 20, South Wing, Fourth Floor-Banks, Banking and Building and Loan Associations, Waterways.

Group 8, Room 21, South Wing, Fourth Floor-Insurance, Municipalities. Group 9, Room 22, South Wing, Fourth Floor-Agriculture, Education.

Group 10, Room 23, South Wing, Fourth Floor-Civil Service, Fish and Game.

Group 11, Room 24, South Wing, Fourth Floor-Congressional Apportionment, Industrial Affairs, Judicial Apportionment, License and Miscellany, Senatorial Apportionment.

Group 12, Room 25, South Wing, Fourth Floor-Farm Drainage, Military Affairs, Temperance.

Group 13, Room 26, South Wing, Fourth Floor-Charities and Corrections, Revenue.

Group 14, Speaker's Room, South Wing, Third Floor-Rules.

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

Mr. Basel introduced a bill, House Bill No. 213, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act for the registering of the electors and to prevent fraudulent voting,' approved and in force February 15, 1865, and all amendments thereto by adding four new sections to said Act to be known as sections 143a, 143b, 143c and 143d.”

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

Mr. Burns introduced a bill, House Bill No. 214, a bill for “An Act to amend section 1 of Article VII of an Act entitled, 'An Act regulating the holding of the 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 an Act approved June 18, 1891, in force July i, 1891; as amended by an Act approved April 24, 1899, in force July 1, 1899; as amended by an Act approved June 17, 1895, in •force July 1, 1895; as amended by an Act approved June 9, 1897, in force July 1, 1897; as amended by an Act approved May 11, 1901, in force July 1, 1901; as amended by an Act approved May 25, 1907, in force July 1, 1907; as amended by an Act approved June 10, 1909, in force July 1, 1909."

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

Mr. Burres introduced a bill, House Bill No. 215, a bill for "An Act to prescribe the conditions and restrictions under which public vaults, crypts, or mausoleums for the interment of human bodies may be constructed and fixing penalty for failure to comply therewith.”

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

Mr. Dalton introduced a bill, House Bill No. 216, a bill for “An Act incorporating the national foundation, a cooperative association organized without capital stock, for charitable and reformatory purposes, applying to the protection and care of the aged and infirm; under the patronage and control of this State.”

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

Mr. DeYoung, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 217, a bill for “An Act to regulate the civil service in counties of 150,000 or more inhabitants.”

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

Mr. Donahue introduced a bill, House Bill No. 218, a bill for “An Act to provide for the licensing of auctioneers and regulating the calling, business and vocation of an auctioneer, and to insure the better qualifications of persons following such vocation in the State of Illinois."

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

Mr. Drake introduced a bill, House Bill No. 219, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide high school privileges for graduates of the eighth grade,' approved June 26, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, by amending section one thereof."

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

Mr. Elliott introduced a bill, House Bill No. 220, a bill for “An Act creating a commission to procure a site and erect an armory for the use of the Illinois National Guard at Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois, and making an appropriation therefor."

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

Mr. Ellis introduced a bill, House Bill No. 221, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act in regard to limitations,' approved April 4, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended by subsequent Acts, by amending section eleven thereof, and by adding two (2) new sections thereto to be known as sections 11a and 11b, respectively.”

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

Mr. Ellis introduced a bill, House Bill No. 222, a bill for “An Act to define 'prohibition territory, and to provide for the more effective suppression of the traffic in intoxicating liquor within such territory.”

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

Mr. Gorman introduced a bill, House Bill No. 223, a bill for “An Act in relation to public employment by municipalities.”

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

Mr. Gorman introduced a bill, House Bill No. 224, a bill for “An Act in relation to public employment.”

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

Mr. Helwig introduced a bill, House Bill No. 225, a bill for “An Act to amend section 2 of an Act entitled, 'An Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes,' approved May 9, 1901, in force July 1, 1901; as amended by an Act approved March 29, 1905, in force July 1, 1905; as amended by an Act approved June 14, 1909, in force July 1, 1909; as amended by an Act approved May 20, 1913, in force July 1, 1913.”

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

Mr. Holaday introduced a bill, House Bill No. 226, a bill for "An Act governing the construction, alteration, repair and inspection of all plumbing and drainage in the State of Illinois, and providing for the appointment and duties of inspectors."

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

Mr. Holaday introduced a bill, House Bill No. 227, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the licensing of plumbers, and to supervise and inspect plumbing,' approved June 10, 1897, in force July 1, 1897, by amending sections one (1) and six (6) thereof."

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

Mr. Hruby introduced a bill, House Bill No. 228, a bill for “An Act to amend sections 9, 10, 11 and 12 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to establish the Illinois State Reformatory, and making an appropriation therefor,' approved June 18, 1891, in force July 1, 1891, and to add two new sections thereto, to be known as sections 14a and 14b."

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

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Mr. Igoe introduced a bill, House Bill No. 229, a bill for “An Act in relation to the files, records and record entries of courts of record.”

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

Mr. Igoe introduced a bill, House Bill No. 230, a bill for “An Act to revise the law in relation to the Supreme Court and Appellate Court.”

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

Mr. Igoe introduced a bill, House Bill No. 231, a bill for “An Act to provide for the setting apart, formation, administration and disbursement of a park police pension fund.”

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

Mr. Kane introduced a bill, House Bill No. 232, a bill for "An Act to amend sections 12 and 13 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the creation by popular vote of anti-saloon territory within which the sale of intoxicating liquor and the licensing of such sale shall. be prohibited, and for the abolition by like means of territory so created,' approved May 16, 1907, in force July 1, 1907."

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

Mr. Kane introduced a bill, House Bill No. 233, a bill for "An 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 amending sections twenty-nine (29) and thirty-one (31) thereof."

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

Mr. Kessinger introduced a bill, House Bill No. 234, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act for the assessment of property, and providing the means thereof, and to repeal a certain Act therein named,' approved February 25, 1898, in force July 1, 1898, by amending section nine (9) thereof and by adding four new sections, to be known as sections 9a, 9b, 9c and 9d thereto."

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

Mr. LePage introduced a bill, House Bill No. 235, a bill for “An Act making an appropriation of the sum of three thousand, six hundred and eleven dollars and ten cents ($3,611.10) to the widow of Alonzo K. Vickers, deceased, late Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois.”

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

Mr. Madsen introduced a bill, House Bill No. 236, a bill for "An Act prohibiting employers from inducing persons to enter into contracts of employment, by false representations, false advertisement or false pretenses, or without disclosing the existence of strikes, lockouts or labor troubles, and fixing criminal penalties and civil liabilities for the violation thereof.”

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

Mr. Mason introduced a bill, House Bill No. 237, a bill for "An Act relating to private detectives.”

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

Mr. McGloon introduced a bill, House Bill No. 238, a bill for “An Act to promote the safety of travelers and employees on railroads operating within the State of Illinois by providing the minimum number of men to be employed in the business of operating switch engines, engaged in the business of switching cars, regulating their qualifications and providing a penalty for the violation of any of the provisions of this Act, and providing for the enforcement thereof."

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

Mr. McGloon introduced a bill, House Bill No. 239, a bill for “An Act regulating the number of freight cars to be hauled in any one train over or upon the tracks of any railroad in the State of Illinois, and pro• viding penalty for violation of same.”

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

Mr. Pace introduced a bill, House Bill No. 240, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges,' approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, by amending sections 108, 115 and 122 thereof."

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

Mr. Perkins introduced a bill, House Bill No. 241, a bill for “An Act making an appropriation to Alice A. Ingham, executrix of the estate of George K. Ingham, of De Witt County, Illinois, to reimburse her for a sum of money paid in error through the County Treasurer of DeWitt County, to the State Treasurer of Illinois."

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

Mr. Pierson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 242, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to the committment and detention of lunatics, and to provide for the appointment and removal of conservators and to repeal certain Acts therein named, approved June 21, 1893, in force July 1, 1893."

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

Mr. Rinehart introduced a bill, House Bill No. 243, a bill for “An Act to amend section 5 of 'An Act concerning circuit courts, and to fix the time for holding the same in the several counties in the judicial circuits in the State of Illinois, exclusive of the county of Cook,' approved May 24, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, as amended by an Act of the General Assembly approved June 26, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, and as amended by an Act of the General Assembly, approved June 21, 1895, and in force July 1, 1895, and as amended by an Act of the General Assembly approved June 11, 1897, and in force July 1, 1897, and as amended by an Act of the General Assembly, approved April 7, 1905, and in force July 1, 1905, and as amended by an Act of the General Assembly, approved June 10, 1909, in force July 1, 1909.”

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