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And the amendment was adopted.

There being no further amendments, the foregoing amendments numbered 1 and 2 were ordered printed,

And the question then being, "Shall the bill, as amended, be engrossed for a third reading ?” it was decided in the affirmative.

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,"

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time,

Whereupon, the Committee on Appropriations offered the following amendment and moved its adoption:

AMENDMENT No. 1.

Amend House Bill No. 247 as printed in the House, by striking out all of section 1, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

“SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the following sums be and are hereby appropriated for the purpose of meeting a deficit in the office and other expenses of the State Factory Inspector ending June 30, 1915: Illinois State Reformatory at Pontiac, for printing...

$553 00 Editor at $1,800.00 per annum for March, April, May and June, 1915 500 00 Miscellaneous office expenses at $200.00 per month for March, April, May and June, 1915

800 00 Moving office of Chief Inspector, necessary alterations and repairs.. 500 00

Total ..

$2,453 00 And the amendment was adopted.

There being no further amendments, the foregoing amendment was ordered printed,

And the question then being, “Shall the bill, as amended, be engrossed for a third reading ?” it was decided in the affirmative.

House Bill No. 148, a bill for “An Act concerning larceny and embezzlement of funds and property,"

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time.

And the question being, "Shall the bill be engrossed for a third. reading ?” it was decided in the affirmative.

House Bill No. 415, a bill for “An Act to provide for the payment of 50 per cent of losses sustained on account of the slaughter of live stock to suppress the foot and mouth disease, and to make an appropriation therefor,"

Having been printed, was taken up and read at large a second time,

Whereupon, Mr. Smejkal offered the following amendments, and moved their adoption:

AMENDMENT No. 1.

Amend House Bill No. 415 as printed in House on line 45, page 6, section 1, by striking out the words and figures "$1,199.00" and inserting in lieu thereof the following “$1,108.50;" also amend by striking out the following figures on line 61 “$75,574.83” and insert in lieu thereof the following "$75,484.33."

And the amendment was adopted.

AMENDMENT NO. 2. Amend House Bill No. 415, page 9, as printed in House, on line 7 by striking out the words and figures “$1,300.00" and insert in lieu thereof the

following “$650.00;” also amend by striking out the following words and figures on line 36, page 10, “$60,024.32” and insert in lieu thereof the following "$59,374.32."

And the amendment was adopted.

AMENDMENT No. 3.

Amend House Bill No. 415 as printed in House by striking out in section 1, on lines 2 and 3, the following words and figures, "$976,303.98" and insert the following "$975,563.48.”

And the amendment was adopted.

AMENDMENT NO. 4.

Amend House Bill No. 415 as printed in House, section 1, page 35, under heading Woodford County, after the word valuation on line 2, by striking out the following words and figures "$976,303.98" and insert in lieu thereof the following "$975,563.48.”

And the amendment was adopted.
Mr. Ellis offered the following amendment, and moved its adoption:

AMENDMENT No. 5. Amend House Bill No. 415 as printed in House on line 23, page 16, by striking out the figures “$2,794.53,” and inserting in lieu thereof “$2,814.67."

Mr. Smejkal moved to lay the amendment on the table,

And the question being on the motion to table, it was decided in the affirmative, and Amendment No. 5, was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Lee O'Neil Browne moved that House Bill No. 415 retain its place on the calendar in the order of second reading.

Mr. Kessinger moved to lay that motion on the table,

And the question being on the motion to table, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 60; nays, 44,

And the motion to table prevailed.

There being no further amendments, the foregoing amendments numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4, were ordered printed,

And the question being, "Shall the bill, as amended, be engrossed for a third reading ?” it was decided in the affirmative.

The House proceeding upon the order of resolutions, Mr. Turnbaugh offered the following resolution, and asked and obtained unanimous consent for its immediate consideration:

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 60. Resolved, That Michael Sullivan, and Isabel Schwarz, be, and are hereby elected as First and Second Assistant Enrolling and Engrossing Clerks, respectively.

Pending discussion, Mr. Perkins offered the following as a substitute, and moved its adoption:

WHEREAS, W. S. Smith was formerly employed by the House of Representatives as First Assistant Engrossing Clerk and has during the period of such employment paid strict attention to his duties and given general satisfaction; therefore, be it

Resolved, that the said W. S. Smith, and Oliver Harrison, be, and are hereby employed as First and Second Assistant Engrossing Clerks of the Forty-ninth General Assembly.

Mr. Foster moved to lay the substitute on the table,

And the question being on the motion to table, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 95; nays, 3,

And the substitute, offered by Mr. Perkins, was ordered to lie on the table.

Thereupon, Mr. Moore offered the following as a substitute, and moved its adoption:

WHEREAS, James Kinney was formerly employed by the House of Representatives as First Assistant Engrossing Clerk and has during the period of such employment paid strict attention to his duties and given general satisfaction; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the said James Kinney's name be, and is hereby inserted in said resolution as First Assistant Engrossing Clerk of the Forty-ninth General Assembly.

The question being on the adoption of the substitute, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 6; nays, 95,

And the substitute offered by Mr. Moore was ordered to lie on the table.

The question recurring on the adoption of House Resolution No. 60, a division of the House was had, resulting as follows: Yeas, 107; nays, 1,

And the resolution was adopted.

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

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 60. WHEREAS, Major John C. Buckner, a member of the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth General Assemblies from the Fifth Senatorial District, departed this life at his home in Chicago, Illinois, on the 19th day of December, A. D. 1913; and,

WHEREAS, Major Buckner was a distinguished citizen of this State, holding at various times positions of trust and honor, having been Major of the Illinois National Guard and for fifteen years prior to his death Deputy Internal Revenue Collector; therefore, be it

Resolved, That in the death of Major Buckner the State of Illinois has lost a man who was thoroughly representative of his race and one whose every act and vote as a member of the House was in the interest of and for the good of all the people; his district a faithful and conscientious representative and his family and friends one to whom they could always turn for comfort and advice; and, be it further

Resolved, That this preamble and resolution be spread upon the Journal, that a suitably engrossed copy thereof be forwarded by the Clerk to the family of the deceased, and as further mark of respect to his memory that the House do now take a recess until 2:30 o'clock p. m.

The resolution was unanimously adopted by a rising vote, and in accordance therewith at the hour of 12:15 o'clock p. m., the House took a recess until 2:30 p. m.

2:30 O'CLOCK P. M. The hour of 2:30 o'clock p. m. having arrived, the House resumed its session.

The Speaker in the chair.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Perkins offered the following resolution, which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Public Utilities and Transportation:

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 62. WHEREAS, The members of the Forty-ninth General Assembly are called upon daily by members of various organizations, who request that the rail

road passenger rates in the State of Illinois be increased by law, from two (2) cents to two and one-half (242) cents per mile; and,

WHEREAS, No change should be made in existing passenger rates except such change is based upon absolutely the best information obtainable on the subject and the absolute need of the transportation companies of Illinois; now therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, That the State Public Utilities Commission be, and it is hereby requested to furnish to this body all documents, papers, and information of all kinds in its possession, which in the opinion of the said State Public Utilities Commission may have a bearing on the subject of passenger rates in Illinois, and the said commission is further directed to furnish its written opinion concerning the necessity of the increase in passenger rates demanded for and by the railroads of this State.

By unanimous consent, the attention of the House was called to the absence of Messrs. W. J. Graham, McCabe, McCormick, and Kane, on account of sickness.

The House proceeding upon the order of consideration of measures in the Committee of the Whole House.

The Speaker called Mr. Weber to the chair, and thereupon at the hour of 2:35 o'clock p. m., the House went into Committee of the Whole House.

At the hour of 4:25 o'clock the House resumed its session.
The Speaker in the chair.

Mr. Weber, from the Committee of the Whole House, formed for the purpose of considering House Joint Resolution No. 4, reported progress.

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

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 63.

WHEREAS, The Hon. John S. Clark of Cook County, Illinois, member of the Forty-third General Assembly of the State of Illinois, has departed this life; and,

WHEREAS, The said John S. Clark served with honor to himself and was a man who sacrificed much of his time and ability in serving the people of Illinois, a man whose record as a member of the General Assembly of his State was of such character as to stamp him as being a man of integrity and honesty whose conduct as a member has earned for him the respect of every member thereof, and every person of his acmuaintance: therefore, be it

Resolved, That in the death of the Honorable John S. Clark the State of Illinois has lost one who as a member of this House was honest and patriotic and the people of his district an able and energetic representative, his family a kind and loving father and the community in which he resided a distinguished and honorable citizen; and, be it further

Resolved. That this preamble and resolution be spread upon the Journal, and that a suitably engrossed copy thereof be forwarded by the Clerk to each child of the deceased, 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 4:30 o'clock p. m., the House stood adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 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. Mulcahy, the further reading of the same was dispensed with, and it was ordered to stand approved.

The House proceeding upon the order of reports of standing committees,

Mr. Holaday, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred House Bill No. 131, being a bill for “An Act to prohibit acts tending to incite ill-feeling or prejudice or to ridicule or disparage others on account of race,

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. Holaday, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred House Bill No. 263, being a bill for “An Act concerning the lien of mortgages and trust deeds in the nature of mortgages,"

Reported the same back with a substitute therefor, being House Bill No. 471, 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 adding an additional section thereto to be known as section 1112,"

And recommended that the original bill, House Bill No. 263, 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. 263, was ordered to lie on the table and the substitute, House Bill No. 471, was read at large a first time, ordered printed and to a second reading.

Mr. Dudgeon, from the Committee on Agriculture, to which was referred House Bill No. 17, being a bill for “An Act to enable county board of supervisors in counties under township organization and county commissioners in counties not under township organization to appropriate county funds for use for county poultry exhibitions by societies organized for that purpose,”

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. Smejkal, from the Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred House Bill No. 209, being a bill for "An Act for an appropria

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