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HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 65.

WHEREAS, As a result of the rigid enforcement, of the laws against opium and other drugs of that nature many persons in the habit of using such drugs are in a state of extreme suffering; and,

WHEREAS, Our humanity is stirred by suffering from whatever cause; and,

WHEREAS, The city of Chicago and other such centers where the drug victims may be found in large numbers are not prepared for such an unusual situation; therefore, be it

Resolved, that the State Board of Health and State Board of Pharmacy be requested to furnish this House at the earliest possible time all such information as may be in their possession touching the use of such drugs; and, be it

Further resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the Speaker of the House, to report to this House the condition as they may seem to such committee to exist with a view to at once afford such relief as is within the power of the State to afford to the aforementioned sufferers, and that the report and recommendations of said committee be laid before this House for further action as soon as possible.

Mr. Harry Wilson offered the following resolution, which was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Judiciary:

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 66.

Resolved, That from such appropriations for railroad fares or for clerk hire as may be made to the members of the House of the Forty-ninth General Assembly the sum of five dollars ($5.00) per day shall be deducted from each member's portion for every day he may be absent from the time of the passing of this resolution to sine die adjournment: Provided, That his sickness or sickness in his immediate family shall be the only valid reason for the non-application of the above mentioned deduction upon any absent member of the House of the Forty-ninth General Assembly.

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

HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 67. WHEREAS, The late John Downs who was a member of the House of Representatives of Illinois in the Thirty-fourth General Assembly departed this life on the evening of March 1, 1915; and,

WHEREAS, The said John Downs in his private life was a fond husband and father, and in public life unique in the services he rendered for county, city and State. Besides his services in the Legislature, he performed public duties as assistant county clerk, was employed in the service of the city by appointment of Mayor Bryan and served in the United States Revenue service for seven years;

WHEREAS, The record of a blameless life is the best example that may be held up to posterity; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives of the Forty-ninth General Assembly give expression to its appreciation of the exemplary life of John Downs and of the appreciation of his valuable public services; and, be it

Further resolved, That this preamble and resolution be spread upon the Journal; that a suitably engrossed copy thereof signed by the Speaker and attested by the Clerk be forwarded to the 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 1:50 o'clock p. m., the House stood adjourned.

THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 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. McGloon, 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. G. H. Wilson, from the Committee on Temperance, to which was referred bills of the following titles, to wit:

HOUSE BLLL 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 United States Naval Training Station.

HOUSE BILL No. 232. A bill for "An Act to amend sections 12 and 13 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the creation by popular vote of anti-saloon territory within which 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,' approved May 16, 1907, in force July 1, 1907.”

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

The report of the committee was concurred in, and House bills numbered 321 and 232 were ordered to a first reading.

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

HOUSE BILL No. 415. 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.

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

Mr. Provine, from the Committee on Judicial Department and Practice, to which was referred House Bill No. 292, being a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for fees of clerks of probate courts in counties of the second class having a population of seventy thousand or more,' approved June 16, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, as amended by subsequent Acts amendatory thereof, by amending section 1 thereof,"

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 bills of the following titles, to wit:

HOUSE BILL No. 235.

A bill for “An Act making an appropriation of the sum of three thousand, six hundred and eleven dollars and ten cents, ($3,611.10) to the widow of Alonzo K. Vickers, deceased, late Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois."

HOUSE BILL No. 241.

A bill for "An Act making an appropriation to Alice A. Ingham, executrix of the estate of George K. Ingham, of DeWitt County, Illinois, to reimburse her for a sum of money paid in error through the county treasurer of DeWitt County to the State Treasurer of Illinois."

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

The report of the committee was concurred in, and House bills numbered 235 and 241 were ordered to a first reading.

Mr. Smejkal, from the Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred bills of the following titles, to wit:

HOUSE BILL No. 480. A bill for “An Act making an appropriation to meet a deficiency in appropriations for the Illinois State Public Utilities Commission and to provide the necessary funds to carry on the business of said commission, including the amount necessary to carry on the business of the State Grain Inspection Department, until the first day of July, 1915, and declaring an emergency.”

HOUSE BILL No. 340. A bill for “An Act making an appropriation to meet the deficiency in the appropriation for the payment of expenses for the apprehension and delivery of fugitives from justice."

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

The report of the committee was concurred in, and House bills numbered 480 and 340 were ordered to a first reading.

Mr. Pierson, from the Committee on Education, to which was referred bills of the following titles, to wit:

HOUSE BILL No. 204.

A bill for "An Act to amend section 189 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' approved and in force June 12, 1909, as thereafter amended."

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 schoo! districts,' approved June 5, 1911, and in force July 1, 1911, and all proceedings taken in pursuance thereof, and to abate certain pending suits."

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."

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

The report of the committee was concurred in, and House bills numbered 204, 376, and 377 were ordered to a first reading.

Mr. Gorman, from the Committee on Municipalities, to which was referred bills of the following titles, to wit:

HOUSE BILL No. 417. A bill for "An Act authorizing townships to acquire and maintain lands for park purposes."

HOUSE BILL No. 284. A bill for “An Act to legalize and validate the annexation of tracts of land to cities, villages and incorporated towns in certain cases."

HOUSE BILL No. 175.

A bill for "An Act to amend sections 1 and 5 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to authorize cities, incorporated towns and townships to establish and maintain free public libraries and reading rooms,' approved and in force March 7, 1872, as amended by subsequent acts."

HOUSE BILL No. 8.

A bill for “An Act authorizing townships to issue bonds for park purposes, and providing for the payment thereof.

HOUSE BILL No. 29.

A bill for “An Act to amend section 5 of Article II of an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,' approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872."

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

The report of the committee was concurred in, and House bills numbered 417, 284, 175, 8, and 29, were ordered to a first reading.

By unanimous consent, the Speaker re-referred House Bill No. 150, from the Committee on Roads and Bridges to the Committee on Agriculture.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Thon introduced a bill, House Bill No. 500, a bill for “An Act to amend sections 40, 42 and 48 of an Act entitled, 'An Act in relation to Municipal Court in the city of Chicago, approved May 18, 1905, and in force July 1, 1905, as subsequently amended.”

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Devine introduced a bill, House Bill No. 501, a bill for “An Act concerning proof of handwriting and to permit proof of handwriting to be made by comparison."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. F. J. Ryan, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 502, a bill for "An Act to amend section 35 of 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 an Act approved May 18, 1905, in force July 1, 1905, by adding a proviso at the end of the second sub-section of said section 35."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. F. J. Ryan, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 503, a bill for “An Act to amend section 24 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 approved May 1, 1879, in force July 1, 1879, and to repeal a certain Act therein named."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Hubbard introduced a bill, House Bill No. 504, 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 section one hundred fifty-three (153) thereof."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Santry introduced a bill, House Bill No. 505, a bill for “An Act to establish and maintain a home for disabled and dependent members of the Illinois National Guard and Illinois Naval Reserve, who have been honorably discharged."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. T. E. Graham introduced a bill, House Bill No. 506, a bill for “An Act to legalize the organization of sanitary districts."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. T. E. Graham introduced a bill, House Bill No. 507, a bill for “An Act to amend section 9 of ‘An Act to create sanitary districts and to provide for sewage disposal,' approved June 5, 1911.”

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Desmond introduced a bill, House Bill No. 508, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act in relation to courts of record in cities, approved May 10, 1901, as now in force."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Groves introduced a bill, House Bill No. 509, a bill for "An Act for an appropriation for the erection of a monument to the memory of Abraham Lincoln at Petersburg, Illinois."

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

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