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employed therein introduced on behalf of the committee, bills of the following titles:

Mr. Harris, from the Committee on Labor, Mines and Mining, introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 478, for "An Act to amend section 1, section 2, section 4 and section 6 of an Act to provide for the safety of persons employed in and about coal mines, and to provide for the examination of persons seeking employment therein in order that only competent persons may be employed as miners, and to create a board of examiners for this purpose and to provide a penalty for the violation of the same, and to repeal an Act entitled, 'An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the safety of persons employed in and about coal mines and to provide for the examination of persons seeking employment as coal miners, and providing penalties for the violation of the same,' approved June 1, 1908, in force July 1, 1908,' approved June 5, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

On motion of Mr. Harris, was ordered to a second reading without reference.

Mr. Harris introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 479, for "An Act to amend sections 5, 6, 7, and 8 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to establish and maintain in the coal fields of Illinois, mine fire fighting and rescue stations,' approved March 4, 1910, and in force July 1, 1910, title as amended by Act approved June 5, 1911, in force July 1, 1911; amended by Act approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

On motion of Mr. Harris, was ordered to a second reading without reference.

Mr. Harris introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 480, for "An Act to amend sections 2 and 6 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to require fire fighting equipment and other means for the prevention and controlling of fires and the prevention of loss of lives from fires in coal mines, approved and in force March 8, 1910; as amended by Act approved and in force June 7, 1911; as amended by Act approved June 26, 1913, in force July 1, 1913,"

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

On motion of Mr. Harris, was ordered to a second reading without reference.

Mr. Harris introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 481, for “An Act making an appropriation for the relief of the suffering and destitute miners at Royalton, Illinois, and the families and dependents of miners who lost their lives in the mine disaster at Royalton, Ill.,

Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

On motion of Mr. Harris, was ordered to a second reading without reference.

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Mr. Harris introduced a bill, Senate Bill No. 482, for "An Act to amend sections 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 15, 21, and 25 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to revise the laws in relation to coal mines and subjects relating thereto, and providing for the health and safety of persons employed therein,' approved June 6, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, approved June 26, 1913, in force July 1, 1913,"

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Which was read by title, ordered printed, and,

On motion of Mr. Harris, was ordered to a second reading without reference.

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Mr. Harris, from the Committee on Labor, Mines and Mining, to whom was referred a bill, House Bill No. 314, for “An Act to provide for the incorporation of co-operative associations for pecuniary profit, 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. Swanson, from the Committee on Waterways, to whom was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 87, for "An Act to provide for the construction of a deep waterway or canal to be known as the Illinois Waterway, from the water power plant of the Sanitary District of Chicago, at or near Lockport, in Will County, Illinois, to a point in the Illinois River at or near Utica, in LaSalle County, Illinois, to provide for the issuance of bonds to pay for said deep waterway to provide for the development and utilization of the water power that may be generated from the water flowing through said waterway, and to create a commission to be known as the Illinois Waterway Commission to carry out the provisions of this Act,"

Reported the same back with a substitute therefor, with the recommendation that the original bill be laid on the table, and that the substitute do pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and, on motion of Mr. Swanson, the original bill was ordered to lie on the table, and the substitute, being Senate Bill No. 483, a bill for "An Act to provide for the construction of a deep waterway or canal to be known as the Illinois Waterway, from the water power plant of the Sanitary District of Chicago, at or near Lockport, in Will County, Illinois, to a point in the Illinois River at or near Utica, in LaSalle County, Illinois, to provide for the issuance of bonds to pay for said deep waterway, to provide for the development and utilization of the water power that may be generated from the water flowing through said waterway, and to create a commission to be known as the Illinois Waterway Commission, to carry out the provisions of this Act,"

Was, under the rules, read at large a first time, ordered to a second reading, and to be printed.

Mr. Swanson, from the Committee on Waterways, to whom was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 427, for "An Act in relation to The Sanitary District of Chicago to provide for the extension, widening and deepening of the main channel of said sanitary district for such purposes, granting to the said The Sanitary District of Chicago certain rights in lands held by the Canal Commissioners, and authorizing the removal of Dam No. 1 and Lock No. 5 in the city of Joliet, Will County, Illinois, and to construct dams, water wheels and other works necessary to develop and render available the power arising from the water passing through said extension of said main channel,"

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

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a first reading, and was immediately taken up and read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

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Mr. Swanson, from the Committee on Waterways, to whom was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 451, for "An Act providing for the ouster of drainage districts from the territory included within the boundaries of other districts subsequently organized and provided for the payment of debts and the disposition of property and work of the old district,"

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

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a first reading, and was immediately taken up and read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Swanson, from the Committee on Waterways, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 88, for "An Act making an appropriation for the purpose of providing for the construction of a deep waterway or canal, running from the water power plant of the Sanitary District of Chicago at or near Lockport, Will County, Illinois, to a point in the Illinois River at or near Utica, LaSalle County, Illinois, and for the development of the water power which may be generated from the water flowing through said waterway, the erection of a power plant and the payment of salaries and administration expenses of a commission created to have charge of the construction of said waterway, in accordance with an Act of this General Assembly for that purpose,"

Reported the same back with amendments, with the recommendation that the bill do pass, and that it be referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill, and amendments, were so referred.

Mr. Swanson, from the Committee on Waterways, to whom was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 392, for "An Act to amend sections 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 29, 42, 43, 52, 57, 58, 60, 61, 73, and 74, and to add four new sections to be known as sections 27, 79, 80, 81 and 82, and to repeal section 15b 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,"

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

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a first reading, and was immediately taken up and read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Swanson, from the Committee on Waterways, to whom was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 397, for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, '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 subsequently amended by amending section fifty-four (54) thereof,"

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

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a first reading, and was immediately taken up and read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Barr, from the Committee on Judiciary and Judicial Practice, to whom was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 210, for "An Act to amend an Act entitled, 'An Act in regard to attachments in courts of record,' approved December 23, 1871, in force July 1, 1872; as subsequently amended by amending sections one (1) and four (4) thereof,” Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do pass and that it be ordered to a first reading.

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a first reading, and was immediately taken up and read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Barr, from the Committee on Judiciary and Judicial Practice, to whom was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 212, for “An Act entitled, 'An Act to cure defective titles to real estate,'

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

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a first reading, and was immediately taken up and read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Landee, from the Committee on Education, to which was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 304, 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 section 127 thereof,"

Reported the same back with the recommendation that the bill do not pass.

The report of the committee was concurred in, and the bill on motion of Mr. Landee, was ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Landee, from the Committee on Education, to whom was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 337, 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, by adding thereto a new section to be designated as section 121a,"

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

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a first reading, and was immediately taken up and read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Landee, from the Committee on Education, to whom was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 346, for "An Act to amend sections 3, 4 and 7 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to authorize the organization of high school districts,' approved June 5, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, and to add a new section thereto to be numbered section 8,"

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

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a first reading, and was immediately taken up and read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Landee, from the Committee on Education, to whom was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 431, for "An Act to amend section 6 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to provide for the certification of teachers,' approved June 28, 1913, in force July 1, 1914,"

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

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a first reading, and was immediately taken up and read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Curtis, from the Committee on Appropriations, to whom was referred a bill, Senate Bill No. 385, for "An Act making an appropriation to reimburse owners for claims arising on account of the quarantine of animals because of the foot and mouth epidemic,"

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

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a first reading, and was immediately taken up and read at large a first time, and ordered to a second reading.

Mr. Curtis, from the Committee on Appropriations, to whom was referred a bill, House Bill No. 536, for "An Act entitled, ‘An Act making an appropriation for the payment of the amounts awarded by the Court of Claims to certain persons and companies named therein,' 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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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. 586, for "An Act making an appropriation to meet a deficiency in the appropriation for the ordinary expenses of the Southern Illinois Penitentiary for the two years ending July 1, 1915, declaring an emergency,"

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. 633, for "An Act to provide for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Illinois National Guard and Illinois Naval Reserve,"

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, Senate Bill No. 420, for "An Act to provide for the return of a flag of the Eighteenth Confederate Regiment of Tennessee, and appropriating two hundred (200) dollars to defray the expense thereof,"

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 first reading.

Under the rules, the bill was ordered to a first reading, and was immediately taken up and read at large a first time, ordered to a second reading, and to be printed with the amendments.

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