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TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1915, 10:00 O'CLOCK A. M.

The House met pusuant to adjounment,
The Speaker in the chair.
Prayer by the Rev. E. S. Combs.
The Journal of yesterday was read and approved.

The House proceeding upon the order of petitions, the Speaker presented a petition from the Central Howard Association of Chicago, relating to House Bill No. 68,

Which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Judiciary.

The Speaker presented a petition from the Chicago Association of Commerce, relating to proposed improvements of the waterways of the State of Illinois,

Which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Waterways.

The House proceeding upon the order of reports of standing committees, Mr. Smejkal, from the Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred

HOUSE BILL No. 1. A bill for “An Act making an appropriation for the payment of one-half of the loss occasioned by the siaughter, under the direction of the State and Federal authorities, of cattle, sheep, swine, and other animals, and for the necessary expense incurred in disposing of the slaughtered animals and the disinfecting of the infected premises for the purpose of controlling and eradicating the hoof and mouth disease."

HOUSE BILL No. 2. A bill for "An Act appropriating one million, nine hundred thousand dollars ($1,900,000.00) for the payment of claims arising from losses sustained on account of the slaughter of animals and the destruction of, or damage to other property by authority of the Government of the United States and of the State of Illinois, for the purpose of eradicating, controlling or preventing the spread of the hoof and mouth disease.”

HOUSE BILL No. 3. A bill for “An Act to provide for the payment of losses sustained by owners of animals and other property on account of the slaughter of animals and the destruction or damaging of other property for the purpose of eradicating or controlling, or preventing the spread of the hoof and mouth disease.”

HOUSE BILL No. 98. A bill for “An Act making appropriations for the payment of claims for animals and property destroyed in connection with efforts to stamp out and prevent the spread of the contagious disease among animals known as foot and mouth disease, and for the payment of expenses incident to and connected therewith, and to provide a fund for the use of the State Board of Live Stock Commissioners for the suppression and prevention of the spread of contagious diseases among domestic animals in the future.”

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

The report of the committee was concurred in, and House bills numbered 1, 2, 3, and 98, were ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Smejkal, from the Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred Senate Bill No. 1, being a bill for "An Act making an appropriation for the payment of claims arising from loss on account of the slaughter of animals having the foot and mouth disease."

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do

not pass.

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

Mr. Lynch, from the Committee on Engrossed and Enrolled Bills, reported that House bills of the following titles have been correctly engrossed and returned herewith:

HOUSE BILL No. 106.

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.”

HOUSE BILL No. 102. An Act to provide for the deficiency in office and other expenses of the Industrial Board for the period beginning January 1, and ending June 30, 1915.

HOUSE BILL No. 79.

An Act making an appropriation to meet the deficiencies in the appropriation 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, etc.

HOUSE BILL No. 176.

An Act to provide for an increase in the number of judges of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

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

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

SENATE BILL No. 3.

A bill for “An Act to provide for the incidental expenses of the Fortyninth General Assembly for the State of Illinois.”

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

Mr. Holaday, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred House Bill No. 152, being a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to the adoption of children,' approved February 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874,"

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. Holaday, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred House Bill No. 122, being a bill for "An Act to amend section 47 of division 1 of 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 all subsequent Acts amendatory thereof,"

Reported the same back with a substitute therefor, being House Bill No. 424, a bill for “An Act to amend division 1 of 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 all subsequent Acts amendatory thereof, by adding a new section to be numbered section 47a, further defining the infamous crime against nature with man or beast,"

And recommended that the original bill, House Bill No. 122, do lie on the table, and that the substitute do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the original bill, House Bill No. 122, was ordered to lie on the table and the substitute, House Bill No. 424, was 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. Campbell introduced a bill, House Bill No. 425, a bill for “An Act to provide for the making of a record of the burial places for soldiers and sailors."

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

Mr. Donlan introduced a bill, House Bill No. 426, a bill for “An Act to amend sections 1, 3, and 4, of an Act to provide for the formation and disbursement of a pension fund in cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants for municipal employees appointed to their positions under and by virtue of an Act entitled, 'An Act to regulate the civil service of cities,' approved and in force March 20, 1895, and for those who were appointed prior to the passage of said Act and who are now in the service of such city, village or town. (Approved May 31, 1911, in force July 1, 1911. L. 1911, p. 158.)”

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

Mr. Ellis introduced a bill, House Bill No. 427, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,' approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, and all Acts amendatory thereto, by amending sections nine (9), twelve (12), fourteen (14), sixteen (16), eighteen (18), nineteen (19), twentytwo (22), twenty-three (23), twenty-four (24), thirty-two (32) and fifty-one (51) of article thirteen (XIII), thereof."

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

Mr. Ellis introduced a bill, House Bill No. 428, a bill for "An Act

to amend an Act entitled, “An Act requiring compensation for causing death by wrongful act, neglect and default,' approved February 12, 1858, in force February 12, 1858, as amended by all subsequent Acts by amending section 2 thereof."

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. 429, 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 all subsequent Acts by amending section 14 thereof."

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

Mr. Fahy introduced a bill, House Bill No. 430, a bill for “An Act making an appropriation for a survey of certain State lands belonging or appertaining to the Illinois and Michigan Canal.”

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

Mr. Garesche introduced a bill, House Bill No. 431, a bill for "An Act to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a system of vocational education in the State of Illinois.".

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

Mr. Groves introduced a bill, House Bill No. 432, a bill for "An Act to amend section 146 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to justices of the peace and constables,' approved June 26, 1895, in force July 1, 1895."

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

Mr. Hamlin, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 433, a bill for “An Act to revise the law in relation to paupers,' approved March 23, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, and amendments thereto."

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

Mr. Hamlin, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 434, a bill for “An Act to revise the law in relation to register births of children.”

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

Mr. Hoffman introduced a bill, House Bill No. 435, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the election of boards of education in certain districts,' approved May 15, 1903, in force July 1, 1903, as amended by an Act approved and in force March 29, 1911, by amending section one (1) thereof."

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

Mr. Hubbard introduced a bill, House Bill No. 436, a bill for “An Act to regulate the shipment, transportation and delivery of intoxicating liquor."

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

Mr. Igoe introduced a bill, House Bill No. 437, a bill for "An Act to amend section 31 of an Act entitled, 'An Act concerning fees and

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salaries, and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto,' approved March 29, 1872, and Acts amendatory thereto; title as amended by an Act approved March 28, 1874, in force July 1, 1874; as amended by an Act approved May 11, 1907, in force July 1, 1907; as amended by an Act approved June 14, 1909, in force July 1, 1909."

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. 438, a bill for "An Act concerning county treasurers, in counties containing more than 150,000 inhabitants, and concerning public funds within their custody and control and the interest thereon, and to repeal all Acts or parts of Acts in conflict therewith.”

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

Mr. Kasserman introduced a bill, House Bill No. 439, a bill for An Act to amend sections twenty-two (22) and thirty-five (35) 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.”

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. 440, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act relating to private employment agencies and to repeal parts of a certain Act relating thereto, approved June 15, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, as subsequently amended by amending section seven (7) thereof."

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

Mr. Lynch introduced a bill, House Bill No. 441, a bill for "An Act entitled, 'An Act creating a commissioner to have charge of constructing and erecting a building upon the Exposition Grounds of the National Implement & Vehicle Show at Peoria, Illinois, to be used as a demonstration station and appropriating money to pay the cost and expense thereof.'

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. 442, a bill for “An Act to provide for old age pensions.”

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

Mr. Mason introduced a bill, House Bill No. 443, a bill for “An Act to limit inheritance by an Act to amend section 1 and section 2 of an Act in regard to the descent of property, approved April 9, 1872, in force July 1, 1872."

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

Mr. Mitchell introduced a bill, House Bill No. 444, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to county treasurers,' approved February 25, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, by adding thereto four (4) sections to be known as sections 4a, 4b, 4c, and 4d.”

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