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cents ($3,611.10) to the widow of Alonzo K. Vickers, deceased, late Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois,"

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

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. 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,"

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. 340, as printed in the House, section 1, lines 2 and 3, by striking out the words and figures "fifteen thousand (15,000)” and inserting in lieu thereof the words and figures "twenty thousand (20,000)."

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. 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,"

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. 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,"

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. 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,"

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. 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,"

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.

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

Senate Bill No. 14, a bill for "An Act for a deficiency in office and other expenses of the Industrial Board for the period beginning January 1, and ending June 30, 1915,"

Having been printed, was taken up, read at large a first time and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Senate Bill No. 80, a bill for "An Act to amend section ten (10) of an Act entitled, 'An Act to regulate the civil service of the State of Illinois,' approved May 11, 1905, in force July 1, 1905; as amended by Act approved June 10, 1911, in force July 1, 1911,"

Having been printed, was taken up, read at large a first time and referred to the Committee on Civil Service.

At the hour of 5:50 o'clock p. m., Mr. Thomas Curran moved that the House do now adjourn.

The motion prevailed,
And the House stood adjourned.

TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1915, 10:00 O'CLOCK A. M.

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

The Journal of yesterday was being read, when, on motion of Mr. Atwood, 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. Scholes, from the Committee on Elections, to which was referred House Bill No. 137, being a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State,' approved June 19, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, as amended by all subsequent Acts, by amending section three (3) of article III 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.

The Speaker, from the Committee on Rules, laid before the House the following report, with the recommendation that it be adopted :

Amend last paragraph in rule 14 by striking out in the third line the words "with a duplicate thereof."

The Committee on Rules further recommends that Senate Joint Resolution No. 3 be made a special order on Wednesday, March 31, at 11:00 o'clock' a. m.

The report of the committee was adopted and it was so ordered.

Mr. Merritt asked and obtained unanimous consent to be recorded as voting "Aye” on the roll on the passage of House Bill No. 415 on Thursday, March 25, 1915.

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. 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."

HOUSE BILL No. 40. A bill for "An Act to amend sections twenty-six (26) and thirty-seven (37) of and to add a section numbered forty-four-a (44a) to an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the construction, reparation and protection of drains, ditches, and levees across the lands of others for agricultural, sanitary and

mining purposes, and to provide for the organization of drainage districts,' approved and in force May 29, 1879; as amended by an Act approved June 30, 1885, in force July 1, 1885; as amended by an Act approved June 4, 1889, in force July 1, 1889; as amended by an Act approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895; as amended by an Act' approved May 10, 1901, in force July 1, 1901; as amended by an Act approved May 14, 1903, in force July 1, 1903; as amended by an Act approved and in force May 20, 1907; as amended by an Act approved and in force May 29, 1909; as amended by an Act approved and in force June 27, 1913.”

HOUSE BILL NO. 45.

A bill for "An Act giving to the board of education of any school district having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants, and existing by virtue of any special charter and governed by any or all such special charters, 'the power to borrow money for certain purposes, and issue negotiable coupon bonds therefor, and providing that the proposition or question to borrow money and issue such bonds shall be submitted to the voters of such school district.”

HOUSE BILL No. 152. 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.”

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."

HOUSE BILL No. 215.

A bill for “An Act to prescribe the conditions and restrictions under which public vaults, crypts or mausoleums for the interment of human bodies may be constructed, and fixing penalties for failure to comply therewith."

HOUSE BILL No. 240. 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.”

The foregoing House bills numbered 17, 40, 45, 152, 209, 215, and 240 were placed in the order of House bills on third reading.

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

HOUSE BILL No. 72.

A bill for "An Act to amend an Act to regulate the assignment of notes secured by chattel mortgage and to regulate the sale of property under the power of sale contained in chattel mortgages, approved June 21, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, by amending section 2 of said Act,” which section as amended, shall read as follows:

HOUSE BILL No. 328. A bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act concerning fees and salaries, and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto,' approved March 29, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, which title was amended as recited herein by an Act approved March 28, 1874, by adding thereto a new section to be known as section 1842."

HOUSE BILL No. 199.

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, as amended by an Act approved June 8, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, by repealing section ninety-seven (97) thereof, and substituting another section for said section ninety-seven (97), and to further amend said Act by adding thereto one additional section to be known as section 97a.”

HOUSE BILL No. 71.

A bill for "An Act to amend section 1 of 'An Act in regard to attachments in courts of record,' approved December 23, A. D. 1871, 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 72, 328, 199, and 71 were ordered to a first reading.

Mr. Holaday, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred House Bill No. 73, being a bill for “An Act to amend ‘An Act in regard to garnishment, approved March 9, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, by adding thereto one additional section to be known as section Ya, which said additional section shall read as follows,"

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. Dudgeon, from the Committee on Agriculture, to which was referred House Bill No. 150, being a bill for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to fences,' approved March 21, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended by subsequent Acts, by amending sections 2, 5, 7, and 11, respectively, 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.

The House proceeding upon the order of introduction of bills, the roll was called for that purpose, whereupon,

Mr. DeYoung introduced a bill, House Bill No. 537, a bill for "An Act to provide for the election of supervisors in the county of Cook, and to fix their term of office."

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

Mr. De Young introduced a bill, House Bill No. 538, a bill for An Act to amend section of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for and regulate the administration of trusts by trust companies, approved June 15, 1887, and in force July 1, 1887, as amended.”

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

Mr. DeYoung introduced a bill, House Bill No. 539, a bill for “An Act to amend section 6 of the Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the organization, management and regulation of surety companies,' approved and in force April 17, 1899.”

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