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to House Bill No. 975, a bill for an Act to provide for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the State Government until the expiration of the fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next regular session of the General Assembly, 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, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 27, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 68, 69, 70, 79, 80, 81, 82 and 83.

We recommend that the Senate recede from Amendments Nos. 21, 23, 24, 28, 30, 31, 32, 37, 39, 40, 64, 65, 66, 67, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 and 78.

Amend Amendment No. 29 by striking out all of lines 3, 4 and 5, and insert in lieu thereof the following:

For the expenses of the commission appointed under provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 40 of the Forty-ninth General Assembly, the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000.00).

Amend Amendment No. 13, line 3, by striking out the figures "$50,000" and inserting in lieu thereof the figures "$40,000”.

Amend printed bill, paragraph sixty-four, line 2, by striking out the words and figures "for salary of superintendent, $1,000 per annum" and insert in lieu thereof "For the superintendency of the Starved Rock Park and general supervision of new construction July, 1913, to July, 1915, $2,000.00".

Line 4, by striking out the figures $7,500" and insert in lieu thereof "$9,000.”

Line 7, by striking out the figures "$1,500” and insert in lieu thereof "$2,500.”

Line 8, by striking out “$700" and insert in lieu thereof “$750".

Amend printed bill, paragraph ninety-four, by inserting aiter line 19 the following:

To William J. Cleary and Company, Chicago, reporters, for services rendered and expenses incurred in reporting election contest of William Ostrom v. Henry M. Ashton, et al., Third Senatorial District, House of Rep. resentatives, Forty-eighth General Assembly, the sum of $237.75.

Amend printed bill by adding to section 1, paragraph ninety-nine as follows:

NINETY-NINE. To the Board of Examiners for Horseshoers, for salary of secretary, 104 days at $3.50 per diem, $364 per annum; to members of board for attending examinations, 40 days each at $3.50 per diem, the sum of $700 per annum; traveling expense and hotel bills, $1,100 per annum; postage and express, $450 per annum; stationery, $200 per annum; contingent fund, $186 per annum.

An nd printed bill, paragraph thirty-two, line 5, by striking out the figures "$1,000' and insert in lieu thereof “$1,200."

Line 5, after the word "annum" where it occurs the second time, by inserting the following: "For salary of clerk from December 7, 1914, to July 1, 1915, at the rate of $150 per month, the sum of $1,050.00".

Line 7, by striking out the figures, "$300," and insert in lieu thereof "$600".

Amend printed bill, paragraph ninety-two, line 3, by striking out the word "three' and inserting in lieu thereof the word "four"; also insert after the word "laboratory” and before the word “assistant” in line 3, the following words, “or engineering."

Line 4, by striking out the figures “$3,000" and insert in lieu thereof the figures, “$3,500.”

Line 4, by striking out the figures “$1,200” and insert in lieu thereof "$700”.

Line 13, by striking out all in line after the word "sets" and striking out all of line 14, and insert in lieu thereof the following: For the necessary expenses in establishing a sewage experiment station, the sum of $5,000.

Amend printed bill, paragraph forty-eight, line 3, by striking out the figures “$1,000” and insert in lieu thereof the figures “$700.”

Line 6, by adding after the words "per annum" the following, "For repairs the sum of $300 per annum.”

Amend printed bill, paragraph twenty-nine, lines 1 and 2, by striking out the words and figures, “stenographer at $1,200 per annum," and substitute in lieu thereof the following: "for assistant secretary, $1,500 per annum.”

Lines 5 and 6, by striking out the words and figures, "for ice water, $50 per annum."

Line 13, by striking out the words and figures, "for contingency fund, $575 per annum" and substitute in lieu thereof the following: "for contingency fund, $360 per annum."

Amend printed bill, paragraph ninety-four, by inserting after line 73 the following:

To Smejkal, Klenha & Ring, Chicago, Illinois, refund on account of corporation fees erroneously paid into State treasury by Secretary of State about August 24, 1911, in the matter of the incorporation of the Jinger Julep Company, final papers of incorporation not issued, the sum of $95.00.

Amend printed bill, paragraph forty-nine, beginning at the end of line 3, by striking out the words “for” and “pur-", all of line 4 and line 5 to and including the word "annum" and insert in. lieu thereof "for purchase of books and manuscripts, for care, maintenance, repair of books and supplies, $5,000 per annum."

Amend printed bill, paragraph ninety-four, after line 14, by inserting the following:

To F. E. J. Lloyd, Chicago, Illinois, for expenses, election contest, Third Senatorial District, Forty-eighth General Assembly, House of Representatives, the sum of three hundred fifty dollars ($350.00).

Amend printed bill, paragraph ninety-four, after line 33, by inserting the following:

To William Ostrom, for expenses and attorney's fees in re contest entitled William Ostrom v. Henry M. Ashton et al, Third Senatorial District, House of Representatives, Forty-eighth General Assembly, the sum of eight hundred fifty dollars ($850.00).

Amend printed bill, paragraph ninety-four, after line 26, by inserting the following:

To Daniel D. Donahue, for expenses and services rendered for the Elec: tions Committee and Michael Hennebry in the contest of Boardman v. Hennebry, Forty-first Senatorial District, House of Representatives, Forty-eighth General Assembly, the sum of three hundred thirty-three and 67-100 dollars ($333.67).

Line 4, by striking out the figures “$2,000" where they first appear and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$2,200."

Amend printed bill, paragraph seven, line 82, by striking out the words and figures, "for decorating office, $2,000", and insert in lieu thereof the following: "For painting and decorating House of Representatives, Senate Chamber and offices of the Secretary of State, $12,000;

Line 70, by inserting after the syllable "num" at the beginning of the line, the following: for improvement of lavatories and closets in Senate and House, $10,000.

Amend printed bill by adding to section 1, paragraph one hundred, as follows:

ONE HUNDRED. To the Board of Censors of Motion Picture Films, as provided for under the provisions of “An Act providing a board to censor motion picture films and prescribe the duties and powers of the same,' in force July 1, 1915, the following sums: for traveling expenses of censors, $900 per annum; for chief clerk, $1,800 per annum; for two operators, $1,200 each per annum, $2,400 per annum; for one operator, $1,000 per annum; for two clerks, $1,000 each per annum, $2,000 per annum; for one clerk, $900 per annum; for two clerks, $1,000 each per annum, $2,000 per annum; for one clerk, $900 per annum; for two special agents, $1,200 each per annum, $2,400 per annum; for special agents' traveling expenses, $1,800 per annum; for extra help and contingency, $1,000 per annum; for postage, telegraph and express, $500 per annum; for rent, Chicago office, $1,200 per annum; for reports, stationery and printing, $400 per annum; for furniture, 3 projecting machines and accessories, 3 booths and 3 screens, $2,350.

Amend printed bill, paragraph ninety-four, after line 45, by inserting the following:

To William E. Anderson for expenses and attorneys' fees in election contest of William E. Anderson v. Charles E. Graves, et al., Sixth Senatorial District, House of Representatives, Forty-eighth General Assembly, the sum of eight hundred fifty dollars ($850).

Amend printed bill, by adding to section 1, paragraph one hundred one, as follows:

ONE HUNDRED ONE. To the Commissioners of the Southern Illinois Penitentiary for contingent fund, the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.)

Amend printed bill, by adding to section 1, paragraph one hundred two, as follows:

ONE HUNDRED TWO. For the necessary expenses of the commission appointed under provisions of House Joint Resolution No. 23 of the Fortyeighth General Assembly, in the preparation and filing of final report of the commission with the Forty-ninth General Assembly, the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000).

Amend printed bill, paragraph forty-five, line 31, by striking out the figures “$12,000,” and insert in lieu thereof the figures: “$25,000.”

Amend printed bill, by adding to section 1, paragraph one hundred three, as follows:

ONE HUNDRED THREE. To the State Board of Optometry, as provided for by an Act entitled, 'An Act to regulate the practice of optometry in the State of Illinois and fixing penalties for the violation thereof," in force July 1, 1915, the following sums: for five members, $7 per diem (50 days each year), $350 per annum for each member, $1,750 per annum; for salary of secretary, $1,500 per annum; for traveling expenses of members of board, $1,000 per annum; for postage, express, telephone, furniture and express, $500 per annum; for contingent fund, $500 per annum.

Amend printed bill, by striking out all of paragraph eighty, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

EIGHTY. To the Superintendent of Printing: For salary of three proofreaders, $1,200 each per annum, $3,600 per annum; for three copyholders, $900 each per annum, $2,700 per annum; for proofreader 18 months at $100 per month, $1,800; for copyholder 18 months at $75 per month, $1,350; for stenographer, $1,200 per annum; for messenger and janitor, $960 per annum; for extra help in office of Superintendent of Printing, including bill proofreaders during session of Legislature, $4 per day, $3,000 per annum; for assistant Superintendent of Printing at $1,800 per annum; for postage, stationery and supplies, $500 per annum; for filing cases, $450; for electric fixtures, carpet, painting and repairing, $250; for telephone, telegraph and express, $300 per annum; for traveling expenses, $600 per annum; for premium on surety bonds for 1915, $160; for 1916, $50; for contingent fund, $150 per annum.

Amend printed bill, by adding to section 1, paragraph one hundred four, as follows:

ONE HUNDRED FOUR. To the Board of Education of the City of Chicago to cover the excess cost for educating the deaf, dumb and blind as provided for by An Act entitled, 'An Act to enable school directors and boards of education to establish and maintain classes and schools for deaf and dumb and blind, and providing for the payment from the State treasury of the excess cost of maintaining and operating such classes and schools over the cost of maintaining and operating elementary schools for Normal children,” approved June 2, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, the following sums: For the education of deaf children, $38,500 per annum; for education of blind children, $12,000 per annum.

Amend printed bill, by adding to section 1, paragraph one hundred five, as follows:

ONE HUNDRED FIVE. For the expenses of the commission appointed under provisions of Senate Joint Resolution No. 35, the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Amend printed bill, by adding to section 1, paragraph one hundred six, as follows:

ONE HUNDRED SIX. For the expenses of the commission appointed under the provisions of House Resolution No. 100, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000).

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Amend printed bill, paragraph ninety-four after line 50, by adding the following:

To Charles E. Woodard, Ottawa, for legal services rendered and expenses incurred, Joint Election Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives, Forty-ninth General Assembly, the sum of $2,000.

Amend printed bill, paragraph forty-two, by striking out all in line 2 after the word "sums," and all of lines 3 to 19 inclusive, and substitute in lieu thereof the following:

For 2 clerks, $1,000 each per annum, $2,000 per annum; for 1 clerk, $720 per annum; for 2 stenographers, $900 each per annum, $1,800 per annum; for 2 janitors, $600 each per annum, $1,200 per annum; for postage, for 1915, $500; for 1916, $250; for ice, water, towels and janitor supplies, $200 per annum; for typewriter supplies, $25 per annum; for furniture, for 1915, $250; for 1916, $150; for gas and electric light, $200 per annum; for telephone and telegraph, $750 per annum; for rent, central and branch offices, $8,000 per annum; for advertising, $800 per annum; for repairs, $300 per annum; for contingent fund, $2,000 per annum.

Amend printed bill, paragraph sixty-six, after line 40, by inserting the following:

To the Board of Administration: For department deportation, for investigator, $1,200 per annum; for traveling expenses of investigator, $500 per annum; for expenses of deporting patients to places of legal residence, $2,000 per annum.

Amend printed bill, paragraph ten, by inserting after the semi-colon following the word "contract," in line 5, the following: “the unexpended balances of any appropriations heretofore made by the Forty-ninth General Assembly to the Board of Commissioners of State Contracts."

Amend printed bill, paragraph ten, line 1, by striking out the words “Board of Commissioners of State Contracts," and insert in lieu thereof the following: "Superintendent of Printing." Also in lines 5 and 6, by striking out the words and figures, "for postage, $200 per annum; and for salary of secretary, $300 per annum.'

Amend printed bill, by inserting after the semi-colon the word "employees,” in line 7, section 2 of said bill, the following:

All moneys herein appropriated for purchases of printing paper, or other paper, and envelopes, printing, lithographing, engraving, stationery and typewriter supplies, shall be expended only upon the order of the Superintendent of Printing and approved by the Governor, and warrants therefor shall be drawn upon the State Treasurer only upon itemized bills certified to by said Superintendent of Printing and approved by the Governor.

Amend printed bill, paragraph eighty-nine, line 4, by inserting after the · word "resolution," the following figures: "33."

Amend printed bill, paragraph seven, line 25, by striking out the words and figures, "for automobile clerk, $2,100 per annum," and insert in lieu thereof the words and figures: "for automobile clerk, $2,400 per annum."

Amend printed bill, paragraph nine, line 1, by striking out the words “Board of Commissioners of State Contracts," and insert in lieu thereof the following: “Superintendent of Printing.”

All of which is respectfully submitted and which report has been printed: EDWARD C. CURTIS,

EDWARD J. SMEJKAL, W. DUFF PIERCY,

ISRAEL DUDGEON, E. J. HUGHES,

JAMES T. HARVEY, ADAM C. CLIFFE,

Thos. N. GORMAN,
R. J. BARR,

M. L. IGOE,
Committee on behalf of the

Committee on behalf of the
Senate.

House. The question being, “Shall the foregoing report be adopted ?" and the yeas and nays being called, it was decided in the affirmative by the following vote: Yeas, 28; nays, 2.

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By unanimous consent, Mr. Hughes offered the following resolution, and, on his motion, the rules were suspended and it was taken up for consideration, and, on his motion, was adopted :

SENATE RESOLUTION No. 72.

WHEREAS, The business of the Senate has been greatly facilitated by the assistance rendered in the Legislative Bureau through the preparation of the Budget, the publication of the Legislative Digest, the furnishing of requested information and the assistance in the formal preparation of bills and resolutions, therefore

Be it resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, That we express our appreciation for the satisfactory work of the Legislative Reference Bureau and extend the thanks of the Senate to the Secretary, Mr. Finley F. Bell, the Counsel, Hon. Niels Juul and Joseph J. Thompson and the entire force of the Bureau for the assistance rendered and the uniform courtesy practiced therein.

Mr. Barr made the following report:

We, the undersigned Committee of Conference, appointed to consider the differences between the two Houses with relation to the Senate amendments to House Bill 994, being a bill for “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, and as amended,” to amend and revise section 3 of said Act, 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 Senate recede from amendments Nos. 1, 2 and 3.

All of which is respectfully submitted and which report has been printed: R. J. BARR,

JAMES E. DAVIS, E. J. HUGHES,

E. D. SHURTLEFF, PAUL W. ABT,

· THOS. A. BOYER, EDWARD C. CURTIS,

T. N. GORMAN, Committee on behalf of the Senate. L. O. BROWN,

Committee on behalf of the House, I dissent from the recommendation of the majority of the Senate Committee.

W. DUFF PIERCY. The question being, “Shall the foregoing report be adopted ?" and the yeas and nays being called, it was decided in the negative by the following vote: Yeas, 13; nays, 14. The following voted in the affirmative: Messrs. Broderick

Coleman
Harris

Manny
Baldwin
Carroll

Curtis
Hughes

Sullivan
Cliffe
Gorman

Yeas-13.
The following voted in the negative: Messrs.
Boehm
Herlihy

Keller
Pervier

Womack
Campbell
Hull

McNay
Piercy

Woodard
Cleary
Jewell

Olson
Tossey

Nays—14. By unanimous consent, Mr. Barr offered the following resolution, and, on his motion, the rules were suspended and it was taken up for immediate consideration, and, on his motion, was adopted :

Abt

Barr

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