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

Mr. Ellis, by request, introduced a bill, House Bill No. 540, a bill for "An Act to amend sections 4 and 9 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to the sentence and commitment of persons convicted of crime, and providing for a system of parole, and to provide compensation for the officers of said system of parole, approved April 21, 1899, in force July 1, 1899; as amended by an Act approved May 10, 1901, in force July 1, 1901; as amended by an Act approved June 5, 1911, in force July 1, 1911."

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

Mr. Gorman introduced a bill, House Bill No. 541, a bill for “An Act to provide for a deficiency in the office of the Chief Inspector of Private Employment Agencies for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1915."

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

Mr. T. E. Graham introduced a bill, House Bill No. 542, a bill for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to recorders,' approved March 9, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as subsequently amended by amending section thirteen (13) thereof."

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

Mr. W. J. Graham introduced a bill, House Bill No. 543, a bill for “An Act to make uniform the law of acknowledgments to deeds or other instruments taken outside the United States."

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

Mr. W. J. Graham introduced a bill, House Bill No. 544, a bill for “An Act to make uniform the law of partnership.”

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. 545, a bill for “An Act to amend section 3 of an Act entitled, 'An Act relating to fire-escapes in hotels, inns and public lodging houses, and providing that such buildings shall be equipped with appliances for the safety of guests in case of fire and providing penalties for the violation of the provisions thereof, and repealing all Acts and parts of Acts in conflict therewith,' approved June 26, 1913, in force July 1, 1913."

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

Mr. Leech introduced a bill, House Bill No. 546, a bill for “An Act to regulate cold storage articles of food and to promote uniformity between the states in reference thereto."

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

Mr. Merritt introduced a bill, House Bill No. 547, a bill for “An Act to amend section 2 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to mortgages of real and personal property,' approved March 26, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended by an Act approved May 13, 1905, in force July 1, 1905."

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

Mr. Morrasy introduced a bill, House Bill No. 548, a bill for “An Act providing for the forfeiture of franchises of drainage districts for non-user."

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

Mr. Morrasy introduced a bill, House Bill No. 549, a bill for "An Act to add a new section to be known as section 80 of 'An Act to provide for drainage for agricultural and sanitary purposes and to repeal certain Acts therein named,' approved June 27, 1885, in force July 1, 1885; as amended by an Act approved June 3, 1889, in force June 11, 1891; as amended by an Act approved June 21, 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 11, 1901, in force July 1, 1901; as amended by an Act approved May 18, 1905, in force July 1, 1905; as amended by an Act approved and in force February 27, 1907."

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

Mr. Morrasy introduced a bill, House Bill No. 550, a bill for “An Act to add a new section to be known as section 79 of 'An Act to provide for drainage for agricultural and sanitary purposes and to repeal certain Acts therein named,' approved June 27, 1885, in force July 1, 1885; as amended by an Act approved June 3, 1889, in force June 11, 1891; as amended by an Act approved June 21, 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 11, 1901, in force July 1, 1901; as amended by an Act approved May 18, 1905, in force July 1, 1905; as amended by an Act approved and in force February 27, 1907."

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

Mr. Pace, by request, introduced bill, House Bill No. 551, a bill for “An Act to amend section 5 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' approved and in force June 12, 1909."

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

Mr. Pierson introduced a bill, House Bill No. 552, a bill for “An Act relating to the extortion or attempted extortion of money or property for the purpose of avoiding, settling or terminating disputes or controversies between associations or classes of workmen or workwomen and employers or property owners."

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

Mr. Quisenberry introduced a bill, House Bill No. 553, a bill for “An Act entitled, “An Act empowering commissioners of highways in counties under township organization, and commissioners of highways of road districts in counties not under township organization to authorize and permit the construction of pole lines and conduits for the transmission of electric energy for lighting and power purposes, along, upon and across the public highways and public and private roads, and legalizing such permission where heretofore given."

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

Mr. Scholes introduced a bill, House Bill No. 554, a bill for “An Act making an appropriation of the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the payment of damages for injuries suffered by and as compensation for injury to Thresa Guppy and providing for the payment of said amount out of the State treasury.”

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

Mr. Vickers introduced a bill, House Bill No. 555, a bill for “An Act to amend 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, by amending section four (4) thereof."

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

Mr. Weber introduced a bill, House Bill No. 556, a bill for "An Act to establish a system of vocational education in the State of Illinois and to provide for the maintenance thereof."

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

Mr. De Young introduced a bill, House Bill No. 557, a bill for “An Act to make uniform the law relating to the sale of goods."

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

Mr. Brinkman introduced a bill, House Bill No. 558, a bill for “An Act making an appropriation to compensate Charles Alling, formerly attorney for the Illinois State Board of Health, for the loss of his right eye."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Holaday, from the Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred House Bill No. 166, being a bill for “An Act amending 'An Act enabling trustees, boards of education, and other corporate authorities of universities, colleges, township high schools, and all other educational institutions established and supported by this State or by a township, to exercise the right of eminent domain,' approved May 24, 1907, in force July 1, 1907, by extending the right of eminent domain to Board of School Inspectors, Boards of Directors and Boards of Education, and existing under and by virtue of any special school charter heretofore granted by this State,"

Reported the same back with a substitute therefor, being House Bill No. 559, a bill for "An Act giving to the Trustees of Schools, Board of School Inspectors, Board of Education or other corporate authority managing and controlling the public schools of any school district existing by virtue of any special charter and governed by any or all such special charters or special or general school laws of this State, and having a population of fewer than 500,000 inhabitants, the power to acquire property, and to have the compensation to be paid therefor determined by the exercise of the right of eminent domain,"

And recommended that the original bill, House Bill No. 166, 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. 166, was ordered to lie on the table and the substitute, House Bill No. 559, was read at large a first time, ordered printed and to a second reading.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Donahue introduced a bill, House Bill No. 560, a bill for “An Act to provide for the payment of bounties for killing of English Sparrows."

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Donahue introduced a bill, House Bill No. 561, a bill for “An Act to amend section 5 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' approved and in force June 12, 1909.”

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Dudgeon, from the Committee on Agriculture, to which was referred House Bill No. 313, being a bill for an Act entitled, “An Act to amend section 8 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to the suppression and prevention of the spread of contagious and infectious diseases among domestic animals, approved June 14, 1909, in force July 1, 1909,"

Reported the same back with a substitute therefor, being House Bill No. 562, a bill for an Act entitled, “An Act to amend section eight (8) of an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the law in relation to the suppression and prevention of the spread of contagious and infectious diseases among domestic animals,' approved June 14, 1909, in force July 1, 1909,"

And recommended that the original bill, House Bill No. 313, 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. 313, was ordered to lie on the table and the substitute, House Bill No. 562, was read at large a first time, ordered printed and to a second reading.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Paddock, Journal and Executive Secretary:

Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has adopted the following preamble and joint resolution, in the adoption of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the House of Representatives, to wit:

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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 7. WHEREAS, The attention of the people of the State of Illinois has been directed to the dismissal from service of a number of aged and infirm Federal employees who have faithfully served the government for many years; and,

WHEREAS, The salaries paid these employees have been inadequate to permit them to live in a manner befitting citizens of these United States, educate their families and lay aside sufficient to keep them in their old age; and,

WHEREAS, The government has made no provision for the maintenance of its employees when retired from service because of old age or infirmity; and,

WHEREAS, Said employees must of necessity become a burden upon the public; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That Congress pass a total disability and old age pension law to provide for the retirement and maintenance of government employees; and, be it further

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the President of the United States, and also to each of the members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Adopted March 24, 1915.

A. E. EDEN, Secretary of the Senate. The foregoing Senate Joint Resolution No. 7 was referred, under the rules, to the Committee on Judiciary.

A message from the Senate by Mr. Paddock, Journal and Executive Secretary:

Mr. Speaker-I am directed to inform the House of Representatives that the Senate has concurred with the House in the passage of a bill of the following title:

HOUSE BILL No. 106.

A bill for “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." Passed by the Senate, March 30, 1915, by a two-thirds vote.

A. E. EDEN, Secretary of the Senate. By unanimous consent, the attention of the House was called to the absence of Messrs. Barker, J. W. Ryan, and Stewart, who were absent on account of sickness.

The House proceeding upon the order of House bills on second reading, House Bill No. 362, a bill for “An Act to provide for the creation by popular vote of anti-saloon residence district within which the sale of intoxicating liquor and the licensing of such sale shall be prohibited and for the abolition by like means of such district so created,"

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 affirmativè.

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,”

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. 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,"

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.

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