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JOINT RESOLUTIONS.

ADJOURNMENT JANUARY 10 TO JANUARY 15.

(Senate Jolot Resolution No. 1.) Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That when the two houses adjourn on Thursday, January 10, 1907, they stand adjourned until Tuesday, January 15, 1907, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

Adopted by the Senate January 10, 1907.
Concurred in by the House January 10, 1907.

ADJOURNMENT- JANUARY 24 TO JANUARY 29.

(House Joint Resolution No. 6.) Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That when the two houses adjourn Thursday, January 24, 1907, they stand adjourned until Tuesday, January 29, 1907, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

Adopted by the House January 24, 1907.
Concurred in by the Senate January 24, 1907.

ADJOURNMENT JANUARY 31 TO FEBRUARY 5.

(House Joint Resolution No. 10.) Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That when the two houses adjourn on Thursday, January 31, they stand adjourned until Tuesday, February 5, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

Adopted by the House January 31, 1907.
Concurred in by the Senate January 31, 1907.

ADJOURNMENT-FEBBUARY 21 To FEBRUARY 26.

(House Joint Resolution No. 15.) Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That when the two houses adjourn on Thursday, February 21, 1907, they stand adjourned until Tuesday, February 26, 1907, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

Adopted by the House February 21, 1907.
Concurred in by the Senate February 21, 1907.

ADJOURNMENT—MARCH 28 TO APRIL 3.

(House Joint Resolution No. 25.) WHEREAS, The township election in counties under township organization in this State and the election of officers in the city of Chicago and other cities will be held on Tuesday, the second day of April, therefore,

Be it resolved, By the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, the Senate concurring therein, That when the House and Senate adjourn on Thursday, the 28th day of March, they shall stand adjourned until 10:00 o'clock a. m., Wednesday, April 3.

Adopted by the House March 28, 1907.
Concurred in by the Senate March 28, 1907.

ADJOURNMENT-APRIL 12 TO APRIL 17.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 14.) Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That when the two houses adjourn on Friday, April 12, 1907, they stand adjourned until Wednesday, April 17, 1907.

Adopted by the Senate April 11, 1907.
Concurred in by the House, April 11, 1907.

ADJOURNMENT-MAY 11 TO MAY 15.

(House Joint Resolution No. 31.) WHEREAS, The General Assembly of the State of Illinois is now ready to adjourn, having transacted such business as in its judgment requires its attention at this time; and,

WHEREAS, Upon Friday, May 10, the Governor of the State of Illinois did transmit to the General Assembly a message calling the attention of the General Assembly upon that date to the need of legislation concerning a plan of deep water way; and,

WHEREAS, The General Assembly is desirous of considering said message; be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein, That the General Assembly shall adjourn at the conclusion of its session on Saturday, May 11, until Wednesday, May 15, at the hour of 12:00 o'clock noon, at which time it shall reconvene for the purpose of considering the message of the Governor of the State of Illinois with reference to a plan of deep water way, and that when the General Assembly reconvenes on Wednesday, at the House of Representatives, at 12:00 o'clock noon, that the only business to be transacted by said General Assembly or considered at that time, shall be with reference to said plan of deep water way.

Be it further Resolved, That when said General Assembly shall adjourn upon said Saturday, May 11, all bills and resolutions upon the calendar in both houses or in all committees, not finally disposed of, shall lie upon the table under a special rule of both houses of the General Assembly hereby adopted.

Adopted by the House May 11, 1907.
Concurred in by the Senate May 11, 1907.

ADJOURNMENT—MAY 16 TO OCTOBER 8.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 21.) WHEREAS, On Friday, May 10th, the Governor of the State of Illinois transmitted to the General Assembly a message calling the attention of the General Assembly to the need of legislation concerning deep waterways; and,

WHEREAS, On that date the General Assembly at that time was about ready to adjourn sine die; and,

WHEREAS, For the purpose of considering the subject matter of the Governor's message the General Assembly took a recess until Wednesday, May 15th, for the purpose, if possible, of reconciling the conflicting interests in relation to said deep waterway, between the parties at that time most directly interested; and,

WHEREAS, During said recess there have been various meetings of the committees of the House and Senate both several and joint, for the purpose, it possible, of agreeing upon a measure satisfactory to all interests, that the same might be passed at this time; and,

WHEREAS, The parties directly in interest have failed to agree, upon any legislation satisfactory to the General Assembly at this time; and,

WHEREAS, At a joint meeting of the two houses, on Wednesday, May 15th, it was apparent that the subject matter of the Governor's message was of general interest to the entire State of Illinois, and that some legislation should be enacted in the very near future; and,

WHEREAS, The members of the General Assembly are desirous of fully investigating said subject, and believing that the same can not be so investigated at this time, so as to justify intelligent action upon the part of the General Assembly, and that in order to protect all of the interests of the State of Illinois, it is deemed wise that the General Assembly take a recess for the purpose of considering the subject matter of the Governor's message, and all bills in relation thereto; and,

WHEREAS, The parties directly interested, and who had failed to agree upon the proper legislation at this time, announced that such recess would be acceptable to them, and in the interests of careful and proper legisiation; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That in order to carefully consider the subject matter of the Governor's message in relation to deep waterways, and for the purpose of carefully investigating and examining said subject, to the end that the interests of the State of Illinois may be properly protected by such legislation; be it further

Resolved, that when the General Assembly shall conclude its session on Thursday, May 16, 1907, it shall take a recess until Tuesday, October the Sth, 1907, when it shall again reconvene for the purpose of considering the subject matter herein above stated.

Adopted by the Senate May 16, 1907.
Concurred in by the House May 16, 1907.

BLUE BOOK.

(House Joint Resolution No. 21.) Be it Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, of the Forty-fifth General Assembly, the Senate concurring therein, That the Secretary of State is hereby directed to prepare for distribution a "Blue Book" for this year and biennially hereafter. And be it further

Resolved, That the Appropriation Committees of both House and Senate are hereby requested to appropriate three thousand dollars for the expense of compiling, publishing and distributing the same.

Adopted by the House March 21, 1907.
Concurred in by the Senate March 26, 1907.

BRIDGE ACROSS HAMBURG BAY IN CALHOUN COUNTY.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 3.) Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That the consent of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois be and the same is hereby given to the county commissioners of Calhoun county et al to construct an iron and wooden bridge across Hamburg bay at a point called the Narrows, on the northeast quarter of section thirty-two, township No. 8, north of range No. three and west of the fourth principal meridian, county of Calhoun and State of Illinois. Said bridge when constructed to be a wagon and foot bridge to be used for the general convenience of the public, subject to such regulations as may be approved by the War Department of the United States.

Adopted by the Senate January 16, 1907.
Concurred in by the House January 23, 1907.

CANVASS OF ELECTION RETURNS.

(House Joint Resolution No. 1.) Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring nerein, That the two houses meet in joint session in the hall of the House of Representatives on Thursday, the 10th day of January, A. D. 1907, at the hour of eleven o'clock a. m., for the purpose of canvassing the returns of the election for State officers held on the 6th day of November, A. D. 1906, as required by the constitution of this State.

Adopted by the House January 9, 1907.
Concurred in by the Senate January 10, 1907.

CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY.

(House Joint Resolution No. 29.) WHEREAS, The Illinois Northern Hospital for the Insane has no direct connection with any railroad, thereby causing unnecessarily great expense in handling freight,

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the board of trustees of the said Illinois Northern Hospital for the Insane be and hereby is authorized and empowered to enter into a contract with the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company to construct and operate a switch track into and upon the grounds of the said Illinois Northern Hospital for the Insane.

Adopted by the House May 10, 1907.
Concurred in by the Senate May 11, 1907.

DEATH OF DANIEL BUETTNER.

(House Joint Resolution No. 3.) WHEREAS, It has pleased Almighty God in His infinite wisdom to remove from our midst, our colleague and friend, the Honorable Daniel Buettner, of Chicago, Illinois, who was an honored member of the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth General Assembly, and,

WHEREAS, By his integrity, his genial disposition and his consistent application to his duties as a member of this body as well as by his upright and honorable conduct as a man and a citizen, he has endeared himself to all, therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein, That we hereby express our most profound sorrow at the untimely end of our friend and brother, and that we hereby extend to the bereaved wife and family our heart-felt sympathy in the loss of a kind and loving husband and father, and be it further

Resolved, That as a further mark of our esteem for the deceased and our sympathy for the bereaved family, a joint committee of the House and Senate be appointed, consisting of nine members, six from the House and three from the Senate, to make all necessary arrangements in regard to the funeral, and the said committee is hereby authorized to draw on the contingent expense fund for any necessary expense incurred in relation thereto, and be it further

Resolved, That the members of the House and Senate be hereby invited to attend the funeral services in a body, and be it further

Resolved, That said committee be and it is hereby authorized to arrange for suitable memorial services to be held in the hall of the House of Representatives and that, as a further mark of respect, that when the General Assembly adjourns today it stand adjourned until Tuesday, January twentysecond, nineteen hundred and seven, at 10:00 o'clock a. m.

The Speaker has appointed on the part of the House, as members of said joint committee, Messrs. Sollitt, Schumacher, Kowalski, Brady, Pattison and McNally.

The President of the Senate appointed as the committee on the part of the Senate provided for in the foregoing resolution, Senators Ettelson, McShane and Rainey.

Adopted by the House January 17, 1907.
Concurred in by the Senate January 17, 1907.

DEEP WATER WAY – JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 20.) Be it Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That the Governor's message of May 10, 1907, on the subject of “Deep Water Way" be and the same is hereby referred to a joint committee consisting of the Committee on Sanitary District Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Drainage and Water Ways in the House. Said committee to report to the General Assembly on Wednesday, May 15, 1907, together with its recommendations.

Said committee to meet at such time and place as the chairman of said committees may designate.

Be it further Resolved, That for the purpose of affording the members of this General Assembly access to maps and charts and participation in the deliberations concerning the proposed legislation concerning the deep water way project, in conformity with the Governor's message of May 10, 1907, all members of this General Assembly are hereby invited to be present at the meetings of said joint committee.

Adopted by the Senate May 11, 1907.
Concurred in by the House May 11, 1907.

ELECTION OF UNITED STATES SENATOR.

(House Joint Resolution No. 2.) Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That on Tuesday, the 22nd day of January, 1907, at 11:00 o'clock a. m., each house shall, by itself, and in the manner prescribed by sections 14 and 15 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, name a person for Senator in the Congress of the United States from the State of Illinois, for a term of six years, from the 4th day of March, A. D. 1907. And on Wednesday, the 23rd day of January, 1907, at 12:00 meridian, the members of the two houses shall convene in joint assembly in the hall of the House of Representatives, and in the manner prescribed by law declare the person who has received a majority of the votes of each house, if any person has received such majority, duly elected Senator to represent the State of Illinois in the Congress of the

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