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

By unanimous consent, the Speaker took from his table House Bill No. 303 and House Bill No. 304, and referred them to the Committee on Banks, Banking and Building and Loan Associations.

Mr. Epstein offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption:

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 55.

WHEREAS, The Hon. Emanuel Abrahams, who served as an able and faithful Representative in the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth General Assemblies, died in Chicago, on Tuesday, July 1, 1913; and,

WHEREAS, The deceased throughout his entire life has been an honest and upright citizen, and, an efficient and faithful public servant, having served his city as alderman, and was fatally stricken in the City Hall in the city of Chicago, on Tuesday, July 1, 1913, while performing his duties as a public servant; and,

WHEREAS, In his death the State has lost an honest and honored public servant, his country and city, a good citizen, and the people a faithful friend; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, of the Forty-ninth General Assembly, That we tender our sympathy to the bereaved widow, and family, that this preamble and resolution be entered upon the Journal; that a suitable engrossed copy thereof be forwarded by the Clerk to the widow and family,' 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 1:10 o'clock p. m., the House stood adjourned.

THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1915, 10:00 O'CLOCK A. M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment,
The Speaker in the chair.
Prayer by the Rev. E. S. Coombs.

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

By unanimous consent the Speaker took from his table House Bill No. 356, and referred it to the Committee on Judiciary.

The House proceeding upon the order of reports of standing committees, Mr. Scholes, from the Committee on Elections, to which was referred the following resolution, to wit:

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, where such contestant is successful. Attorney fees not to exceed five hundred 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 sub-committee 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 his attorney, and include the amount in such account. Where any necessary 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, and 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.

Reported the same back with the recommendation that it be adopted.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the resolution was adopted.

Mr. Smejkal, from the Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred House Bill No. 265, being a bill for “An Act to reappropriate for the use of the Illinois State Horticultural Society, the sum of fivethousand dollars, already appropriated by the Forty-eighth General Assembly,"

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. Provine, from the Committee on Judicial Department and Practice, to which was referred House Bill No. 41, being 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, and in force July 1, 1907."

Reported the same back with the recommendation that it do not pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in and the bill ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Tice, from the Committee on Roads and Bridges, to which was referred House Bill No. 147, being a bill for “An Act to amend section 75 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges,' »

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. Tice, from the Committee on Roads and Bridges, to which was referred House Bill No. 240, being 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,"

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. Fahy, from the Committee on Revenue, to which was referred House Bill No. 106, being 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,"

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. G. H. Wilson, from the Committee on Temperance, reported the following committee bill, House Bill No. 363, being a bill for “An Act to provide for the creation of anti-saloon territory by popular vote of an entire county within which territory 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,"

And recommended that it do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in and the bill read at large a first time, ordered printed and to a second reading.

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. 364, a bill for "An

Act to regulate and supervise the business of banking by individuals, partnerships, or unincorporated persons.”

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

Mr. Brewer introduced a bill, House Bill No. 365, a bill for "An Act making a reappropriation of an unexpended part of an appropriation made by the Forty-eighth General Assembly, for the erection of a monument on the battlefield of Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia.”

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

Mr. Brewer introduced a bill, House Bill No. 366, a bill for "An Act to enable counties to establish and maintain libraries."

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. 367, 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 3, 8, 15b, 32, 42, 50, 68, 69 and 74, and by adding two new sections to be known as section 107a and section 157a, and by repealing section 30.

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

Mr. Donahue, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 368, a bill for “An Act making appropriations for the Illinois State Normal University."

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

Mr. Felts introduced a bill, House Bill No. 369, a bill for "An Act to protect the owner of any licensed stallion or jack kept for public service, and to subject the mare or jennet or progeny of such animal, or both, to a lien for the service fee of such stallion or jack.”

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

Mr. Felts introduced a bill, House Bill No. 370, a bill for “An Act to regulate the public service of stallions and jacks in Illinois.”

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

Mr. Fieldstack introduced a bill, House Bill No. 371, a bill for “An Act to provide power and appropriate one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), for each of the members-elect of the Forty-ninth General Assembly to cover the expenses of a secretary for each of said members."

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

Mr. Flagg introduced a bill, House Bill No. 372, a bill for "An Act to amend sections four (4) and five (5) of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the election and appointment of officers and employees of the General Assembly of the State, and fix their compensation and to repeal certain Acts therein named,' approved and in force May 25, 1911.

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

Mr. Fahy introduced a bill, House Bill No. 373, a bill for "An Act to provide for the teaching of local geography in the public schools.”

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

Mr. Gregory introduced a bill, House Bill No. 374, a bill for “An Act making an appropriation to pay for certain services rendered by W. P. McGuire.”

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

Mr. Groves introduced a bill, House Bill No. 375, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the holding of primary elections by political parties,' approved March 9, 1910, in force July 1, 1910, by amending section one (1) thereof."

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

Mr. Holaday introduced a bill, House Bill No. 376, a bill for “An Act to legalize certain elections held since July 1, 1911, under and by virtue of ‘An Act to authorize the organization of high school districts, approved June 5, 1911, and in force July 1, 1911, and all proceedings taken in pursuance thereof, and to abate certain pending suits."

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

Mr. Holaday introduced a bill, House Bill No. 377, a bill for “An Act to amend section 270 of an Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' approved and in force June 12, 1909."

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

Mr. Hruby introduced a bill, House Bill No. 378, a bill for “An Act to suppress pickpockets and to provide for a penalty for a violation thereof."

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

Mr. Igoe introduced a bill, House Bill No. 379, a bill for “An Act permitting the bringing of an action at law for injury or wrongful death occurring outside of the State of Illinois, within the State of Illinois.”

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

Mr. Lyle introduced a bill, House Bill No. 380, a bill for “An Act regarding places used for purposes of lewdness, assignation, or prostitution, to declare the same to be public nuisances and to provide for the more effectual suppression thereof."

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

Mr. Lyle introduced a bill, House Bill No. 381, 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, 1974, by adding thereto additional sections to be known as sections 57a-1 and 57a-2."

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

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