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

Mr. F. J. Ryan, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 244, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the formation and disbursement of a public school employees' pension fund in cities having a population exceeding one hundred thousand inhabitants,' approved May 15, 1903, in force July 1, 1903,” to be amended to read as follows:

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

Mr. Scanlan introduced a bill, House Bill No. 245, a bill for "An Act in relation to the nomination by political parties of candidates for public offices."

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

Mr. Scanlan introduced a bill, House Bill No. 246, a bill for "An Act to amend sections forty-two (42) and fifty-six (56) of an Act entitled, 'An Act concerning local improvements, approved June 14, 1897, in force July 1, 1897, as amended by subsequent Acts."

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

Mr. Schuberth, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 247, a bill for "An Act for an emergency appropriation to meet a deficit in the appropriation for the office expenses of the State Factory Inspector."

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

Mr. Schuberth, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 248, a bill for “An Act for an appropriation for the relief of the family of William Voris, deceased."

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

Mr. Tice introduced a bill, House Bill No. 249, a bill for “An Act entitled, “An Act to amend section 32 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.'

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

Mr. Turner introduced a bill, House Bill No. 250, 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, as amended by subsequent Acts, by adding a new section to be known as section fifty-seven-a (57a) of division one (1) thereof."

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

Mr. Turner introduced a bill, House Bill No. 251, a bill for "An Act to amend section 1 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to divorce,' approved March 10, 1874, in force July 1, 1874."

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

Mr. Tuttle introduced a bill, House Bill No. 252, a bill for "An Act to amend section twenty-nine (29) of 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 section twenty-nine (29) thereof."

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

Mr. G. H. Wilson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 253, a bill for “An Act to prevent any person committing felonous homicide to profit by his crime, or to take or acquire from the person so killed any property or estate upon his death, and to regulate the descent or devolution of the estate of such decedent.”

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

Mr. G. H. Wilson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 254, a bill for "An Act to amend section 2 of an Act entitled, “An Act to enable associations of persons to become a body corporate, to raise funds to be loaned only among the members of such associations, in force July 1, 1879."

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

Mr. G. H. Wilson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 255, a bill for "An Act to provide for the creation by popular vote of anti-saloon residence districts within which the sale of intoxicating liquor and the licensing of such sale shall be prohibited, and for the abolition by like means of such districts so created."

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

Mr. Lynch, from the Committee on Enrolled and Engrossed Bills, reported that a House bill of the following title had been correctly engrossed and returned herewith:

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 of the State, exclusive of Cook County."

The foregoing bill was placed in the order of House bills on third reading

The House proceeding upon the order of House bills on third reading,

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 of holding the same in the several counties of the State, exclusive of Cook County,

Having been engrossed and all amendments adopted thereto having been printed, was taken up and read at large a third time,

And the question being, "Shall this bill pass ?” it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 120; nays, 0.

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs.
Atwood
De Young
Igoe
Pierson

Smith
Benson
Donahue

Jackson

Prendergast Sonnemann
Bentley
Dudgeon
Kane
Provine

Stanfield
Bippus
Elliott
Kasserman Purdunn

Stewart
Boyd
Ellis
Lantz

Quisenberry Strubinger
Boyer
Fahy
Leech

Rentchler Taylor
Brewer
Festerling
LePage

Rethmeier Thomason
Brinkman
Flagg

Lipshulch Richardson Thon
Brown, W. M. Frankhauser Lyle

Rinehart

Tice
Browne, L. O'N. Gardner

Lynch
Roderick

Tompkins
Bruce
Gorman
Lyon
Roe, A.

Turnbaugh
Burns
Graham, T. E. Madsen

Rostenkowski Turner
Burres
Graham, W. J. Mason

Rothschild Vickers
Butler
Green, c.
Maucker

Rowe, W. Walsh
Buxton

Green, E. W. McCabe : Ryan, Frank Weber
Campbell
Gregory
McGloon

Ryan, J. W. West
Conlon
Griffin
Meents
Santry

Wilson, G. H.
Cooper
Hamlin
Merritt
Scanlan

Wilson, H.
Curran, T. Harvey

Moore
Scholes

Wilson, R. E.
Dahlberg
Helwig
Mulcahy

Schuberth Wood
Dalton
Hennebry
O'Connell Seif

Young
Davis
Hoffman

O'Rourke Shephard Mr. Speaker
Desmond
Holaday
Pace
Shurtleff

Yeas-120. Devereux Hubbard Perkins Smejkal

Nays-0. Devine

Huston This bill, expressing an emergency in the body of the Act, rendering it necessary that it shall take effect immediately upon its passage and approval, and having received the votes of two-thirds of the members elected, was declared passed.

Ordered that the title be as aforesaid, and that the Clerk inform the Senate thereof, and ask their concurrence therein.

By unanimous consent, the attention of the House was called to the absence of Messrs. Epstein, Thompson and Watson, on account of sickness.

The Speaker, from the Committee on Rules, laid before the House the following resolution:

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 47.

WHEREAS, It is necessary that every Representative shall be conversant with the business transacted by this House each day, in order that he may act understandingly on all matters; therefore, be it

Resolved, that the Clerk of the House shall prepare each day an exact transcript of the House Journal and furnish the same to the State printing contractor, who shall be ordered at once by the State Printer Expert to print 500 copies thereof, and deliver them, under the provisions of the State printing contract, to the State binding contractor in time for him to bind and deliver the same to the Clerk of the House by 9:00 o'clock a. m. of the following day, so that a copy may be placed on the desk of each Representative at that time. After the daily Journal shall have been corrected or approved by the House, the State Printer Expert shall order the contractor to print 300 copies of the Journals as approved, and deliver the same to the Clerk of the House. The form of the printed Journals to be furnished to the House shall be precisely the same as the form published in accordance with the law relating to State contracts;

Resolved, That with the House Journals herein provided there shall be printed such stenographic reports of debates and other proceedings as may be ordered by this House.

And the question being, “Shall the resolution be adopted?” it was decided in the affirmative.

The Speaker, from the Committee on Rules, laid before the House the following resolution :

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 48.

Resolved, That W. L. Corris be employed at the rate of twenty dollars ($20.00) per diem to prepare a stenographic report of all proceedings and debates of the House of Representatives of the Forty-ninth General Assembly and of the Committee of the Whole House and for that purpose and for said sum he shall have at least two expert stenographers and two typewriters and as many more as at any time may be necessary in attendance on the House of Representatives of the Forty-ninth General Assembly or of the Committee of the Whole House when in session;

Resolved, That the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00) shall be paid to W. L. Corris for the stenographic report of the House of Representatives of the Forty-ninth General Assembly up to and including March 6.

Pending consideration Mr. Rothschild moved that the resolution be divided and that the vote be first taken on that portion subsequent to March 6 and thereafter on the portion prior to that date,

And on that motion, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 34; nays, 70.

And the motion was lost.

The question recurring on the adoption of House Resolution No. 48, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 140; nays, 1.

And the resolution was adopted.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Smejkal introduced a bill, House Bill No. 256, a bill for "An Act making an appropriation to meet a deficiency in appropriations for the office of Secretary of State and to provide the necessary funds to carry on the business of the State until the first of July, 1915."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Scanlon introduced a bill, House Bill No. 257, a bill for “An Act to amend section 17 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to diminish the number of the judicial divisions of the Supreme Court, to change the time and place of holding said court, and to regulate the practice in said court,' approved April 2, 1897, in force July 1, 1897, and as subsequently amended.”

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lipshulch introduced a bill, House Bill No. 258, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'Corporations,' approved April 18, 1872, and in force July 1, 1872 by adding two (2) sections thereto.”

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

Mr. Rinehart offered the following resolution, which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee of the Whole House:

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 7.

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, of the State of Illinois, the Senate concurring herein, That the following amendment to section 2, of Article XV, of the Constitution be proposed and be submitted to a vote of the electors at the regular election to be held on Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1916:

SEC. 2. Amendments to this Constitution may be proposed in either House of the General Assembly, and if the same shall be voted for by two

thirds of all the members elected to each of the two Houses, such proposed amendments, together with the yeas and nays of each House thereon, shall be entered in full on their respective Journals; and said amendments shall be submitted to the electors of this State for adoption or rejection, at the next election of members of the General Assembly, in such manner as may be prescribed by law. The proposed amendments shall be published in full at least three months preceding the election, and if a majority of the electors voting at said election shall vote for the proposed amendments, they shall become part of this Constitution. The General Assembly shall have power at any session thereof, to propose as many amendments to this constitution as shall seem proper and necessary, and may propose the same or similar amendments at any or as many succeeding regular sessions as shall seem expedient.

Mr. W. M. Brown offered the following resolution, which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Elections:

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 8. Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, the Senate concurring herein, That an amendment to section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of Illinois be, and the same is hereby proposed, as follows:

Resolved, That section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of Illinois be amended so as to read:

"SECTION 1. Every person having resided in this State one year, in the county 90 days and in the election district 30 days next preceding any election therein, who was an elector in this State on the first day of April, in the year of our Lord 1848, or obtained a certificate of naturalization before any court of record in this State prior to the first day of January in the year of our Lord 1870, or who shall be a citizen of the United States above the age of 21 years, shall be entitled to vote at such election.”

By unanimous consent the Speaker took from his table House Bill No. 195 and referred it to the Committee on Judiciary.

At the hour of 12:30 o'clock p. m. Mr. Shurtleff moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion prevailed,
And the House stood adjourned.

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