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For the purpose of holding one or more farmers' institute meetings in each of the 102 counties of the State, the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) each per

annum

7,650.00

per annum

And the said farmers' institute meetings shall be held at such times and at such places in each county as may be agreed upon by the county farmers' institute officers and the directors of the congressional district.

The board of commissioners of State contracts shall provide all needful books, papers, stationery and printing on requisition by the secretary of the Illinois Farmers' Institute.

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SECTION 2. If the officers of a county farmers' institute fail to arrange for and hold farmers' institute meetings as provided for in this Act, the board of directors of the Illinois Farmers' Institute, through its officers and assistants, may plan, promote, furnish instructors for, and hold such meetings in said county as in the judgment of the board of directors may be beneficial to the agricultural interest of said county; the expense of said meetings shall be paid out of any funds available for that purpose.

SECTION 3. On the order of the president of a county farmers' institute, approved by the director of the congressional district, the secretary of the Illinois Farmers' Institute shall draw his warrant on the treasurer of the Illinois Farmers' Institute for the said seventy-five dollars ($75.00) and deliver it to the treasurer of the county farmers' institute; Provided, That the officers of said county farmers' institute shall, when issuing said order, file with the secretary of the Illinois Farmers' Institute a sworn statement which shall show that said county institutes have held one or more duly advertised public sessions annually in accordance with such rules as are prescribed by the board of directors of the Illinois Farmers' Institute: Provided, further, that if the necessary expenses of a county farmers' institute shall not equal the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) as shown by receipted vouchers submitted with the aforesaid sworn statement, the said warrant shall be drawn only for the sum expended, and final report made to the Governor as provided by law.

SECTION 4. No officer or officers of the county farmers' institute shall be entitled as such officer or officers, to receive any money compensation for any service rendered the same.

SECTION 5. In accordance with the provisions of section 4 of an Act entitled, “An Act creating the Illinois Farmers' Institute," approved July 1, 1895, and subsequent amendments thereto, the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and instructed to draw his warrant on the State Treasurer for the sums herein specified, in favor of the treasurer of the Illinois Farmers' Institute, and deliver the same to him upon requisition for same, signed by the president and the secretary of said Illinois Farmers' Institute, and the State Treasurer shall pay the same out of any money in the State Treasury appropriated for the purposes of said Act as amended.

Passed the House, as amended, June 10, 1915.

B. H. MCCANN, Clerk of the House. The foregoing message was taken up for consideration,

And the question being, "Shall the Senate concur with the House of Representatives in the adoption of the amendments?" it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 37; nays, 0.

The following voted in the affirmative: Messrs.

Campbell

Canaday

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A message from the House by Mr. Vogel, Assistant Clerk:

Mr. President-I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed a bill of the following title, in the passage of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the Senate, to wit:

HOUSE BILL No. 979.

A bill for "An Act making an appropriation for the payment of the expense, costs and charges for destruction of property, burying, disinfecting premises, disinfectants, certain claims for animals slaughtered, for the rendition of services and labor and assistant veterinarian's services paid out and provided on account of the slaughter of live stock to suppress the footand-mouth disease."

Passed the House June 14, 1915, by a two-thirds vote.

B. H. MCCANN, Clerk of the House. A message from the House by Mr. Vogel, Assistant Clerk: Mr. President-I am directed to inform the Senate that the House of Representatives has passed bills of the following titles, in the passage of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the Senate, to wit:

HOUSE BILL No. 554.

A bill for "An Act making an appropriation of the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) for the payment of damages for injuries suffered by and as compensation for injury to Theresa Guppy and providing for the payment of said amount out of the State treasury.

HOUSE BILL No. 398.

A bill for "An Act making an appropriation for the relief of Nathan E. Gray."

HOUSE BILL No. 116.

A bill for "An Act for an appropriation for the relief of Henry Henke."

HOUSE BILL No. 359.

A bill for "An Act making an appropriation of the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) for the payment of damages for injuries suffered by and as compensation for injury to Lewis E. Taylor, and providing for the payment of said amount out of the State treasury."

Passed the House June 14, 1915.

B. H. MCCANN, Clerk of the House. House Bill No. 116, a bill for "An Act for an appropriation for the relief of Henry Henke,"

Was taken up and read at large a first time, ordered printed, and by direction of President of Senate was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

House Bill No. 359, a bill for "An Act making an appropriation of the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) for the payment of damages for injuries suffered by and as compensation for injury to Lewis. E. Taylor, and providing for the payment of said amount out of the State treasury,"

Was taken up and read at large a first time, ordered printed, and by direction of President of the Senate was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

House Bill No. 398, a bill for "An Act making an appropriation for the relief of Nathan E. Gray,"

Was taken up and read at large a first time, ordered printed, and by direction of the President of the Senate was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

House Bill No. 554, a bill for "An Act making an appropriation of the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) 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,"

Was taken up and read at large a first time, ordered printed, and by direction of the President of the Senate was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

House Bill No. 979, a bill for "An Act making an appropriation for the payment of the expense, costs and charges for destruction of property, burying, disinfecting premises, disinfectants, certain claims for animals slaughtered, for the rendition of services and labor and assistant veterinarians services paid out and provided on account of the slaughter of live stock to suppress the foot and mouth disease,"

Was taken up and read at large a first time, ordered printed, and by direction of the President of the Senate was referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

A message from the House by Mr. Vogel, Assistant Clerk:

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

SENATE BILL No. 247.

A bill for "An Act to revise the law in relation to State contracts."

Together with the following amendments (which amendments have been printed by the House), in the adoption of which I am instructed to ask the concurrence of the Senate, to wit:

AMENDMENT No. 1.

Amend Senate Bill No. 247, in House, as follows: In line 4, section 32, after the words "Attorney General." insert the words "including the opinions of the Attorney General, 'which may be printed annually."

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AMENDMENT No. 2.

Amend Senate Bill No. 247, in House, as follows: In line 13, of section 34, of the printed bill, after the word "report," insert the words "and opinions," and strike out in said line 13 the word "exclusive"; also in line 14 of said section 34, strike out the words "of opinions," and substitute in said line 14 for the figures "3,000" the figures "5,000."

AMENDMENT No. 3.

Amend Senate Bill No. 247, in House, as follows: Strike out all of section 68 of the printed bill.

AMENDMENT No. 4.

Amend Senate Bill No. 247 in House by striking out the number "69" appearing in the first line of section 69 of the printed bill and inserting in lieu thereof the number "68."

Amend section 70 by striking out the number "70" appearing in the first line thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the number “69.”

Amend section 71 by striking out the number "71" appearing in the first line thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the number "70."

AMENDMENT No. 5.

Amend Senate Bill 247, in House, in section 28 by striking out all of said' section after the word "printing" appearing in line 7 and inserting in lieu thereof the following: Daily Calendar, Journals and other similar

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printing for which manuscript or copy is delivered to the Superintendent of Printing by the respective clerical officers shall be printed at such time as will permit their delivery by nine o'clock of the morning, except Sunday, next succeeding the day on which the order for such printing is delivered. Any petition or petitions, bill or bills, resolution or resolutions, joint resolutions, memorials and similar printing for which manuscript or copy is delivered to the Superintendent of Printing by the respective clerical officers shall be printed at any reasonable time required by the respective clerical officers, and the Superintendent of Printing shall issue such orders to the contractor as will insure delivery of same to the respective clerical officers at the time required.

Passed the House, as amended, June 14, 1915.
B. H. MCCANN, Clerk of the House.
The foregoing message was taken up for consideration.

The question being, "Shall the Senate concur with the House of Representatives in the adoption of the amendment ?" and the yeas and nays being called, it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 40; nays, 0.

The following voted in the affirmative: Messrs.

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On motion of Mr. Curtis, House Bill No. 730, a bill for "An Act for an emergency appropriation to meet a deficiency in the office expenses of the Clerk of the Supreme Court,"

Was taken up and read at large a second time,

And the question being, "Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading?" it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Compton, Senate Bill No. 17, 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,"

Was stricken from the calendar and ordered to lie on the table. On motion of Mr. Curtis, Senate Bill No. 238, a bill for "An Act for an emergency appropriation to meet a deficiency in the office expenses of the Clerk of the Supreme Court,"

Was stricken from the calendar and ordered to lie on the table.

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On motion of Mr. Dailey, Senate Bill No. 123, a bill for "An Act to amend section 1 of an Act entitled, 'An Act providing for the regulation of the embalming and disposal of dead bodies for a system of examination, registration and licensing of embalmers, and imposing penalties for the violation of any of its provisions,' approved May 13, 1905, in force July 1, 1905,"

Was stricken from the calendar and ordered to lie on the table. On motion of Mr. Pervier, Senate Bill No. 451, a bill for "An Act providing for the ouster of drainage district from the territory included within the boundaries of other districts subsequently organized and providing for the payment of debts and the disposition of property and work of the old district,"

Was stricken from the calendar and ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Curtis called up the following Conference Committee report:

We, the undersigned Committee of Conference, appointed to consider the differences between the two Houses, in relation to the Senate amendments to House Bill No. 935, a bill for an Act making an appropriation in aid of the State Board of Agriculture, the State Bee-Keepers' Association, the Illinois Rairymen's Association, the Illinois State Poultry Association, the Illinois Live Stock Breeders' Association, the Illinois State Academy of Science, and the Illinois State Horticultural Society, beg leave to report that we recommend the following as the action to be taken by the Senate and the House of Representatives respectively:

We recommend that the House concur with the Senate in amendments Nos. 1, 12, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

We recommend that the Senate recede from amendments Nos. 7, 8 and 9. All of which is respectfully submitted. EDWARD C. CURTIS N. ELMO FRANKLIN SAM W. LATHAM PETER E. COLEMAN PATRICK J. SULLIVAN

Committee on Behalf of
the Senate.

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The question being, "Shall the report of the Conference Committee be adopted?" and the yeas and nays being called, it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 36; nays, 0.

The following voted in the affirmative: Messrs.

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Glackin

EDWARD J. SMEJKAL
ISRAEL DUDGEON
CHAS. A. PURDUNN
EDW. L. MERRITT
JAMES M. PACE

Committee on Behalf of
the House.

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Mr. Curtis, from the Committee on Appropriations, to whom was referred a bill, House Bill No. 653, for “An Act in relation to procuring of site and erection of armory building for the use of the Illinois National Guard and Illinois Naval Reserve and making appropriation therefor,"

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass and that it be ordered to a second reading.

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Curtis, from the Committee on Appropriations, to whom was referred a bill, House Bill No. 824, for “An Act making an appropriation for the building and maintaining of State aid roads in the several counties of the State,"

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass and that it be ordered to a second reading.

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Curtis, from the Committee on Appropriations, to whom was referred a bill, House Bill No. 973, for "An Act making an appropriation of the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to pay interest upon bonds issued for the construction of the Illinois Waterway,"

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass and that it be ordered to a second reading.

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Curtis, from the Committee on Appropriations, to whom was referred a bill, House Bill No. 963, for "An Act making appropriations for the University of Illinois,"

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass and that it be ordered to a second reading.

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