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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. 931, for “An Act making an appropriation for the payment of the officers and members of the next General Assembly and for the salaries of certain oficers and employees of the State Government,

Reported the same back with amendments thereto, and recommended that the amendments be adopted, and that the bill, as amended, do pass, and that it be ordered to a second reading.

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a second reading, and to be printed with the amendments.

Mr. Denvir called up for consideration the following resolution offered by him June 14, 1915:

SENATE RESOLUTION No. 63.

WHEREAS, It is greatly to be deplored that a strike of the employees of the elevated and surface railway lines of the city of Chicago was inaugurated Sunday evening, June 13th, and has already resulted in great hardship and suffering to the general public and tremendous losses to the business interests of the city; and

WHEREAS, Both parties to the controversy insist that they have exhausted every effort possible to adjust their differences by arbitration; and

WHEREAS, Pending an investigation of the situation to determine what efforts have been made by both parties to the controversy to reach a settlement of their differences by arbitration, the responsibility for the present deplorable conditions cannot be fixed and assigned; and

WHEREAS, Pending the result of such an investigation both the general public and the vast business interests of the City of Chicago which are in no wise responsible for the questions in dispute are entitled to prompt and adequate relief; and

WHEREAS, A continuance of the strike will beyond doubt result in un told hardships to the workers and their families; and

WHEREAS, The interests of the operating companies, the employees and the public demand that the transportation service of the city be immediately restored and continued without interruption; and

WHEREAS, Pursuant to an Act to provide for the regulation of public utilities, approved June 30, 1913, in force January 1, 1914, there was created a State Public Utilities Commission, which commission was given general supervision of all public utilities; the right to inquire into the management of the business thereof and keep itself informed as to the manner and method in which the business is conducted and the manner in which the plant, equipment and other property owned, controlled and operated by it was managed, conducted and operated not only with respect to the adequacy, security and accommodation afforded by its service, but with respect to the compliance with the provisions of the Act and with law; and

WHEREAS, Under the terms defined in the said “Utilities Act," the transporttion of persons included in service in connection with the carriage and delivery of persons transported and all facilities used or necessary to be used in connection with the safety, comfort and convenience of the persons transported; and

WHEREAS, Under the terms of said Act the term "service" includes not only the use or accommodation afforded to patrons, but also the product or commodity furnished by any public utility and the plant, appliance, property and facilities in the performance of any service and to the use and accommodation of the public; and

WHEREAS, It is provided in said Act whenever said commission, either upon its own motion or upon complaint, shall find that any street railroad company does not run a sufficient number of trains or cars, or possess or operate suficient power to accommodate the traffic transported by or offered for transportation to it and does not run its trains or cars with sufficient frequency, having regard for safety, the commission shall have power to make any order that may be reasonably necessary to accommodate and transport the traffic offered to it for transportation, and

WHEREAS, The said commision is empowered to make inquiry into any matter that may endanger the safety, health or property of any person and may hold investigations, inquiries and hearings concerning any matters in connection with any public utility, and that complaint may be made by any person or body politic, setting forth any Act or thing done or omitted to be done in violation or claimed to be in violation of any of the provisions of said Act, and that said commission is further authorized without any limit or restriction of its power summarily of its own motion, to conduct any investigation or inquiries in such manner and by such means as it may deem proper, and to take such action as it may deem necesasry in connection therewith, specifically in respect to the "service” which term is used in its broadest and most inclusive sense and includes the use and accommodation afforded to patrons by any public utility; and

WHEREAS, Said commission is authorized to conduct hearings and take testimony relative to any pending resolution with respect to any person, corporation or matter within its jurisdiction if requested to do so by either branch of the General Assembly or by a standing committee of either branch thereof and report its conclusions to the General Assembly, and that the said commission shall at such times as the Governor shall direct examine any particular subject connected with the condition and management of public utilities and report to him in writing its opinion thereon with the reasons therefor; therefore,

Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, That the Public Utilities Commission be and they are hereby directed under and by virtue of the powers vested in them pursuant to the Act providing for the regulation of public utilities to proceed forth with to inquire into each and every of the conditions pending in the City of Chicago, caused by the strike in the street and elevated railroad lines in the said city and to make any and all orders that may be necessary in the premises within their jurisdiction to cause an adjustment of the conditions pending and to obtain as expeditiously as possible a resumption of the traffic in the said City of Chicago not only for the benefit of the employees and employers, but in the interests of the safety, comfort and accommodation of the public.

Further resolved, That the contending parties to the conditions existing be and they are hereby requested to render to the Public Utilities Commission every facility toward an adjustment of their differences and difficulties and that each side may yield forthwith toward making at least temporary concessions pending an adjustment of their difficulties so as to afford comfort and convenience in the form of transportation to the millions of people who are daily transported by the local transportation companies in the City of Chicago.

Further resolved, That the Governor is respectfully requested to direct the said commission to examine the subject connected with the condition and management and the difficulties pending in the City of Chicago respecting the railroad strike and that the said commission shall make a report to the Governor in writing with its opinion as to the reason for the pending difficulties and that the commission shall furthermore report with due expedition to the Senate of the State of Illinois.

The question then being, "Shall the resolution be adopted ?" and the yeas and nays being called, it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 31; nays, 12.

The following voted in the affirmative: Messrs.
Abt
Carroll
Denvir
Keller

Shaw
Andrus
Cleary
Haase
Manny

Smith
Bailey
Cliffe

Harris
Meeker

Sullivan
Barr
Coleman

Herlihy
McNay

Tossey
Boehm
Compton
Hughes
Olson

Womack
Campbell
Dailey

Jewell
Piercy

Woodard
Canaday

Yeas-31.

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On motion of Mr. Jewell, Senate Bill No. 32, for “An Act to revise the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence, approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, by adding a new section thereto to be known as section 411a,"

Having been engrossed, and printed as engrossed, was taken up and read at large a third time,

And the question being, “Shall this bill pass ?" it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 34; nays, 3.

The following voted in the affirmative: Messrs.

Abt
Andrus
Austin
Bailey
Baldwin
Bardill
Barr

Boehm
Cleary
Cliffe
Curtis
Dailey
Denvir
Ettelson

Franklin
Gorman
Haase
Harding
Harris
Herlihy
Hull

Hurley
Jewell
Keller
Landee
McNay
Olson
Pervier

Piercy
Shaw
Swanson
Tossey
Womack
Woodard

Yeas-34.

Carroll

Smith

Nays—3.

The following voted in the negative: Messrs. Canaday

Ordered that the title be as aforesaid, and that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof and ask their concurrence in the passage of the bil].

On motion of Mr. Latham, Senate Bill No. 98, a bill for “An Act to amend '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, by adding a section to be known as section 58a,"

Having been engrossed, and printed as engrossed, was taken up and read at large a third time,

And the question being, "Shall this bill pass ?” it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 36; nays, 0.

The following voted in the affirmative: Messrs.

Abt
Andrus
Austin
Bardill
Barr
Boehm
Broderick
Campbell

Canaday
Carroll
Cleary
Cliffe
Coleman
Dailey
Denvir
Ettelson

Franklin
Hamilton
Harding
Harris
Herlihy
Hull
Jewell

Keller
Landee
Latham
Manny
Meeker
McNay
Pervier

Roos
Shaw
Smith
Swanson
Womack
Woodard

Yeas_36.
Nays—0.

Ordered that the title be as aforesaid, and that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof and ask their concurrence in the passage of the bil].

On motion of Mr. Manny, Senate Bill No. 250, for "An Act to create

a department of education and to define its organization, powers and duties, and to repeal certain Acts herein named,"

Having been engrossed, and printed as engrossed, was taken up and read at large a third time,

And the question being, “Shall this bill pass ?" it was decided in the negative by the following vote: Yeas, 17; nays, 3. Answering present but not voting, 6.

The following voted in the affirmative: Messrs.

Austin
Boehm
Coleman
Cornwell

Denvir
Ettelson
Haase
Hughes

Hull
Jewell
Landee

Manny
Meeker
McNay

Shaw
Swanson
Womack

Yeas—-17.

Abt

Cliffe

Compton

Andrus

Franklin

Total-6.

The following voted in the negative: Messrs.

Nays—3.
Answering present but not voting: Messrs.
Barr

Canaday

Dailey Bailey

Mr. Barr, from the Committee on Judiciary and Judicial Practice, to whom was referred a bill, House Bill No. 386, for “An Act to amend section 1 of 'An Act to provide for and fix the compensation of the members of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois,' approved December 6, 1907, in force July 1, 1908, as said section 1 was amended by Act approved and in force February 8, 1909, and to add a section known as 1a,”

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. Barr, from the Committee on Judiciary and Judicial Practice, to whom was referred a bill, House Bill No. 529, 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 30, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, with Acts amendatory thereof,"

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. Barr, from the Committee on Judiciary and Judicial Practice, to whom was referred a bill, House Bill No. 530, 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,"

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. Landee, from the Committee on Education, to whom was referred a bill, House Bill No. 827, for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, An Act to enable school directors and boards of education to establish and maintain classes and schools for delinquent children committed by courts of competent jurisdiction and providing for the payment from the State treasury of the excess cost of maintaining and operating the said classes and schools over the cost of maitnaining and operating elementary schools for Normal children, approved June 2, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, by amending section one (1) thereof,"

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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. Cliffe, from the Committee on Roads, Highways and Bridges, to whom was referred a bill, House Bill No. 887, for "An Act to amend section 61, sub-division 3 of article 6 of the law in relation to roads and bridges, as approved June 27, 1913,"

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.

On motion of Mr. Bailey, Senate Bill No. 405, for “An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to establish and maintain a system of free schools,' approved and in force June 12, 1909, as amended by subsequent Acts, by amending sections thirty-four (34), thirty-five (35), thirty-eight (38), seventy-eight (78), eighty (80), eighty-two (82), one hundred twelve (112), and two hundred sixteen (216) thereof,"

Having been engrossed, and printed as engrossed, was taken up and read at large a third time,

And the question being, "Shall this bill pass ?" it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 39; nays, 0.

The following voted in the affirmative: Messrs.

Abt
Andrus
Austin
Bailey
Baldwin
Bardill
Barr
Boehm
Broderick

Campbell
Canaday
Cleary
Cliffe
Coleman
Compton
Cornwell
Curtis

Dailey
Denvir
Ettelson
Franklin
Gorman
Haase
Hamilton
Harding

Harris
Herlihy
Hughes
Hull
Hurley
Landee
McNay
Pervier

Piercy
Roos
Shaw
Swanson
Tossey
Womack

Yeas-39.
Nays-0.

Ordered that the title be as aforesaid, and that the Secretary inform the House of Representatives thereof and ask their concurrence in the passage of the bill.

On motion of Mr. Barr, Senate Bill No. 554, a bill for "An Act amending section 1 of 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, title as amended by Act approved March 28, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, and Acts amendatory thereto,"

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

And the question being, "Shall the bill be engrossed and printed for a third reading ?” it was decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. Bardill, Senate Bill No. 299, for "An Act to permit any insurance corporation, company, association or other organization authorized to do an insurance business in this State to deposit securities with the Insurance Superintendent of the State of Illinois, to substitute other securities therefor, and to authorize the Insurance Superintendent of the State of Illinois to certify to such deposits,"

Having been engrossed, and printed as engrossed, was taken up and read at large a third time,

And the question being, “Shall this bill pass ?” it was decided iņ the affirmative by the following vote; Yeas, 37; nays, 0,

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