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Hicks

Pace

Thon
Tice

Weber
West

Watson

Those voting in the affirmative are: Messrs.
Atwood
Donahue

Hennebry O'Rourke Scholes
Basel
Donlan

Schuberth
Benson
Drake
Hilton
Perkins

Seif
Bentley
Dudgeon
Hoffman
Pierson

Shephard
Bippus
Epstein
Holaday
Placek

Shurtleff
Boyd
Fahy
Hruby

Prendergast Smejkal
Boyer
Felts
Huston
Provine

Smith
Brewer
Festerling
Igoe
Purdunn

Sonnemann
Brinkman
Fieldstack
Jackson

Quisenberry Stanfield
Brown, W. M. Flagg

Kessinger Ray

Stewart Browne, L. O'N. Foster

Leech

Rentchler
Burns
Frankhauser LePage

Rethmeier
Burres
Garesche

Lipshulch Richardson Tompkins
Butler
Gorman
Lynch
Rinehart

Trandel
Buxton
Graham, T. E. Lyon

Roderick

Turnbaugh
Campbell
Graham, W. J. McCabe

Roe, A.

Vickers Conlon

Green, E. W. McCormick Rostenkowski Vursell Curren, c. Gregory

Meents

Rothschild Walsh Curran, T. Griffin

Merritt

Rowe, W.
Dahlberg
Groves
Mitchell

Ryan, Frank
Dalton
Hamlin
Moore

Ryan, J. W. Wilson, G. H.
Davis
Harvey
Morrasy
Santry

Wood
Desmond
Helwig
Mulcahy
Scanlan

Young
Devereux

Yeas-116.
Those voting in the negative are: Messrs.
Ellis
Lantz
McGloon

Taylor
Hubbard
Lyle
Morris

Thomason Williamson
Kane
Madsen
Strubinger Tuttle

Mr. Speaker Kasserman Mason

Nays-17. And House Resolution No. 52 was adopted.

The House proceeding upon the order of reports of standing committees, Mr. Smejkal, from the Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 3, being a bill for “An Act to provide for the incidental expenses of the Forty-ninth General Assembly of the State of Illinois,"

Reported the same back with amendments thereto, with the recommendation that the amendments be adopted and that the bill, as amended, do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in and the bill ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Smejkal, from the Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred House Bill No. 79, being a bill for “An Act making an appropriation to meet the deficiency in the appropriations to the Insurance Superintendent, for expenses in the prosecution of violations of the insurance laws; for all examinations and investigations such amount for expenses incurred and services of assistants employed, as shall be collected from the companies or associations examined; for additional office help; for printing reports of examinations; and for office expenses."

Reported the same back with amendments thereto, with the recommendation that the amendments be adopted and that the bill, as amended,

do pass.

The report of the Committee was concurred in and the bill ordered to a first reading.

Mr. Smejkal asked and obtained unanimous consent to have House Bill No. 154 re-referred from the Committee on Appropriations to the Committee on Roads and Bridges, and it was so ordered.

Mr. G. H. Wilson, from the Committee on Temperance, to which was referred House Bill No. 222, being a bill for “An Act to define ‘prohibition territory, and to provide for the more effective suppression of the traffic in intoxicating liquors within such territory,"

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in and the bill ordered to a first reading.

Mr. Pierson, from the Committee on Education, to which was referred House Bill No. 4, being 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,"

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in and the bill ordered to a first reading.

Mr. Pierson, from the Committee on Education, to which was referred House Bill No. 45, being a bill for "An Act giving to the board of education of any school district having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants, and existing by virtue of any special charter and governed by any or all such special charters, or general or special school laws of this State, the power to borrow money for certain purposes and issue negotiable coupon bonds therefor, and providing that the proposition or question to borrow money and issue such bonds shall be submitted to the voters of such school district,"

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

The report of the Committee was concurred in and the bill ordered to a first reading.

Mr. Morrasy, from the Committee on Farm Drainage, to which was referred House Bill No. 40, being a bill for "An Act to amend sections twenty-six (26) and thirty-seven (37) of, and to add a section numbered forty-four a (44a) to an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the construction, reparation and protection of drains, ditches and levees 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 an Act approved June 30, 1885, in force July 1, 1885; as amended by an Act approved June 4, 1889, in force July 1, 1889; as amended by an Act approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895; as amended by an Act approved May 10, 1901, in force July 1, 1901, as amended by an Act approved May 14, 1903, in force July 1, 1903; as amended by an Act approved and in force May 20, 1907; as amended by an Act approved and in force May 29, 1909 ; as amended by an Act approved and in force June 27, 1913,"

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass.

The report of the Committee was concurred in and the bill ordered to a first 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. 10.

WHEREAS, A number of the great nations of the world are now engaged in armed conflict unparalleled in history, and which has become and is, the calamity of the ages; and,

WHEREAS, It is both wise and just that the United States of America should be and remain not only wholly neutral, but also wholly fair and impartial as between these nations in conflict, to the end that we may remain at peace with the world; and,

WHEREAS, In the interests of the world's humanity it is well that the United States of America do everything possible, consistent with our own honor and safety, to bring about a restoration of peace between those now engaged in a war deciminating the human race, devastating the world's industries and threatening the peace and welfare of our own people; be it therefore

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That we hereby commend the President of the United States and those of his advisors, and the members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, in so far as they have adopted a policy of strict neutrality in this crisis, and further that we commend the action of the President of the United States because of his offer of the good offices of the government, at any time when the same may become acceptable, in an attempt to bring about a restoration of peace among the nations now at war; and, be it further

Resolved, That we urge the President and the members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, to remain steadfast in a policy of strict neutrality and impartiality as between those in armed conflict, and that they do whatever seems possible to do, consistent with our own honor and safety, in behalf of the preservation of peace at home and the restoration of peace abroad; be it further

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be, and he is hereby instructed to transmit copies of this resolution to the President of the United States and to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, from the State of Illinois. Adopted March 11, 1915.

A. E. EDEN, Secretary of the Senate. The foregoing Senate Joint Resolution No. 10, was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Judiciary.

By unanimous consent, the Speaker laid before the House the reports of the following circuit judges, pursuant to the provisions of section 31, article 6 of the Constitution of this State, as follows, which were ordered placed on file:

Harry Higbee, of the Eighth Judicial Circuit.
T. M. Harris, of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.
Arthur H. Frost, of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit.

By unanimous consent the Speaker laid before the House a report of the trustees of Fort Massac park which was ordered placed on file.

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

Mr. Boyd introduced a bill, House Bill No. 318, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act for the assessment of property, and providing the means therefor, and to repeal a certain Act therein named,' approved February 25, 1898, in force July 1, 1898, as amended by subsequent Acts amending sections 9, 10, 12, 14, 52 and 53 respectively thereof."

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

Mr. Boyd introduced a bill, House Bill No. 319, a bill for "An Act to amend 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 subsequent Acts by amending section one forty-four (144) thereof."

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

Mr. Boyer introduced a bill, House Bill No. 320, a bill for “An Act to provide for the setting apart, formation and disbursement of a police pension fund in cities having a population exceeding two hundred thousand inhabitants."

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

Mr. W. M. Brown introduced a bill, House Bill No. 321, a bill for "An Act to prohibit the sale of intoxicating liquor within five miles of the boundary line or lines of land owned or used by the United States Government for the purpose or purposes of any Ünited States Naval Training Station."

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

Mr. Lee O'Neil Browne, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 322, a bill for "An Act to provide for the licensing of steam and operating stationary engineers.

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

Mr. Burns introduced a bill, House Bill No. 323, 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. Buxton introduced a bill, House Bill No. 324, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to counties,' approved and in force March 31, 1874, as amended by subsequent Acts by amending sections forty-nine (49) and fifty (50) thereof."

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

Mr. Buxton introduced a bill, House Bill No. 325, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to township organization,' approved and in force March 4, 1874, as amended by subsequent Acts by amending section one (1) of article XV thereof."

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

Mr. Cooper introduced a bill, House Bill No. 326, 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 several counties in the Judicial Circuit of the State of Illinois exclusive of Cook County,'

approved May 24, 1879, in force July 1, 1879 approved June 11, 1897, in force July 1, 1897, and Acts amendatory thereof by amending section three (3) thereof, and to repeal an Act entitled, 'An Act to establish terms of Circuit Court for Jefferson County,' approved June 9, 1909, in force July 1, 1909."

The bill was taken up, read by title, ordered printed,

Whereupon, by unanimous consent, on motion of Mr. Cooper, House Bill No. 326, was read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading, without reference.

Mr. Dalton introduced a bill, House Bill No. 327, a bill for “An Act creating a commision to procure a site and erect an armory for the use of the Illinois National Guard at Elgin, Kane 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. 328, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act concerning fees and salaries and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto,' approved March 29, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, which title was amended as recited herein by an Act approved March 28, 1874, by adding thereto a new section to be known as section 1842."

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. 329, 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.”

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

Mr. Flagg introduced a bill, House Bill No. 330, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the licensing of and against the evils arising from the sale of intoxicating liquors,' approved March 30, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended by subsequent amendatory acts by adding three (3) new sections thereto to be known as section 612a, section 612b and section 612c.”

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

Mr. Foster introduced a bill, House Bill No. 331, a bill for “An Act to provide a method of voting at any general or primary election for Presidential, Congressional, State, district, county, town, city, village or judicial officers by electors absent or anticipating being absent on the day of such election from the county in which they are electors.”

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

Mr. Frankhauser introduced a bill, House Bill No. 332, a bill for “An Act in relation to the distribution of samples or specimens of poisonous substances, drugs or medicines, and sales thereof."

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

Mr. Gorman introduced a bill, House Bill No. 333, a bill for “An Act to prevent the sweeping of railroad cars and taking or removing therefrom any grain or flax seed contained therein."

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