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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,"

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. 47, being a bill for an Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to marriages,' approved February 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, and all Acts amendatory thereto by adding thereto one new section to be known as section 6a,"

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 bills of the following titles, to wit:

HOUSE BILL NO. 67.

A bill for an Act to amend section 142 of division 1, and to repeal sections 1, 2, 4, and 5, of division XIV of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence," approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.

HOUSE BILL No. 68. A bill for an Act to amend section 142 of division 1, and to repeal sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of division XIV of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence," approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bills be re-referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

The report of the Committee was concurred in, and it was so ordered.

Mr. Holaday, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred House Bill No. 58, being 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, 1874, by amending sections 142 and 264 of division 1 of said Act, and by repealing sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of division XIV of said Act,"

Reported the same back with amendments thereto with the recommendation that the amendments be adopted, and that the bill, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee of the Whole House.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and it was so ordered.

By unanimous consent, Mr. W. J. Graham introduced a bill, House Bill No. 529, a bill for “An Act to amend section one hundred and eighty-two of an Act entitled, 'An Act for the assessment of property and for the levy and collection of taxes,' approved March 20, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, with Acts amendatory thereof."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. W. J. Graham introduced a bill, House Bill No. 530, a bill for “An Act to amend section twenty-nine 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, and in force July 1, 1898, with Acts amendatory thereof."

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. 531, a bill for “An Act to secure a uniform system of text-books in all the public schools of the State of Illinois, except in cities having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants, creating a commission therefor, defining its duties and powers, and prescribing penalties for the violation thereof."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. W. M. Brown introduced a bill, House Bill No. 532, a bill for “An Act making appropriation for the Illinois State Academy of Science."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Vickers introduced a bill, House Bill No. 533, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to protect cemeteries and to provide for their regulation and management, approved June 29, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, and subsequent Acts amendatory thereof, by adding three new sections thereto to be known as sections 7a, yb, and 7c.”

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Pace, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 534, a bill for “An Act to amend section 420 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to enable cities, towns, villages, organized under any general or special law to levy and collect a tax or license fee from foreign insurance companies for the benefit of organized fire departments, which Act became a law May 31, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, and is amended by an Act approved June 19, 1909, in force July 1, 1909."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lipshulch, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 535, a bill for “An Act to amend an Act to revise the law in relation to costs,' approved February 11, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.”

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Smejkal, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 536, a bill for "An Act entitled, 'An Act making an appropriation for the payment of the amounts awarded by the Court of Claims to certain persons and companies named therein."

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

The House proceeding upon the order of House bills on first reading,

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 United States Naval Training Station,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

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,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading

House Bill No. 292, 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 70,000 or more,' approved June 16, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, as amended by subsequent Acts amendatory thereof, by amending section 1 thereof,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading

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,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

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 De Witt 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,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading

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,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading

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,

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

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,”

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Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading

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,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

House Bill No. 417, a bill for “An Act authorizing townships to acquire and maintain lands for park purposes,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

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,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

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."

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

House Bill No. 8, a bill for "An Act authorizing townships to issue bonds for park purposes, and providing for the payment thereof,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

House Bill No. 29, a bill for “An Act to amend section 5 of article 11 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,' approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

The House proceeding upon the order of House bills on second reading, House Bill No. 17, a bill for “An Act to enable county boards 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,

» 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. 209, a bill for “An Act for an appropriation to meet a deficit in the appropriation for incidental expenses of the office of Auditor of Public Accounts,"

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

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

At the hour of 10:40 o'clock a. m., Mr. Shurtleff moved that the House do now adjourn until Monday, March 29, 1915, at 5:30 o'clock

p. m.

The motion prevailed,
And the House stood adjourned.

MONDAY, MARCH 29, 1915, 5:30 O'CLOCK P. M.

The House met pursuant to adjournment,
The Speaker in the chair.
Prayer by the Rev. J. M. Stevenson.

The Journal of Friday, March 26, was being read, when, on motion of Mr. Richardson, the further reading of the same was dispensed with, and it was ordered to stand approved.

The House proceeding upon the order of House bills on first reading,

House Bill No. 165, a bill for "An Act to make an appropriation for the benefit, aid and maintenance of the Illinois Firemen's Association,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

House Bill No. 322, a bill for “An Act to provide for the licensing of steam and operating stationary engineers,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

House Bill No. 225, 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,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

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,"

Was taken up, read at large a first time and ordered to a second reading.

The House proceeding upon the order of House bills on second reading, House Bill No. 256, a bill for “An Act making an appropriation to meet a deficiency in appropriations for the office of Secretary of State, and to provide the necessary funds to carry on the business of the State until the 1st of July, 1915,"

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. 235, a bill for "An Act making an appropriation of the sum of three thousand, six hundred and eleven dollars and ten

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