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United States for the term aforesaid. And if no person has received such majority, then proceed as prescribed in said law in joint assembly to choose a person for the purpose aroresaid.

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

ELECTION OF UNITED STATES SENATORS BY DIRECT VOTE OF THE PEOPLE.

(House Joint Resolution No. 12.) Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, the Senate concurring therein, That application is hereby made to the Congress under the provisions of article 5 of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, making the Senators of the United States elective in the several states by direct vote of the people; and,

Resolved, further, That the Secretary of State is hereby directed to transmit copies of this application to the Senate and House of Representatives of the Congress, and copies to the members of the said Senate and House of Representatives from this State; also to transmit copies hereof to the presiding officers of each of the legislatures now in session in the several states, requesting their coöperation.

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

ELGIN AND BELVIDERE ELECTRIC COMPANY.

(House Joint Resolution No. 5a.) Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein, That authority is hereby granted to the trustees of the Illinois Northern Hospital for the Insane to permit the Elgin and Belvidere Electric Company to erect a line of poles and string wires thereon for the transmission of electricity upon and over the grounds of the hospital, upon such terms and under such instructions as said trustees may impose.

Adopted by the House January 29, 1907.
Concurred in by the Senate April 4, 1907.

ELGIN, CITY OF-PERMISSION TO CONSTRUCT OUTLET SEWERS.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 7.) WHEREAS, The city of Elgin, a municipal corporation organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Illinois, is about to lay and construct its system of storm and sanitary sewers in that part of its terri. tory lying west of Fox river immediately north of and adjoining the land of the State of Illinois, comprising the Northern Hospital for the Insane, at Elgin; and,

WHEREAS, The land hereinafter mentioned and belonging to said State is within the corporate limits of said city; and,

WHEREAS, It will be of great benefit to said lands and said hospital to have the adjacent territory properly sewered and put in a good sanitary condition; and,

WHEREAS, It is necessary on account of the topography of the land to pass over a portion of the land so owned by said State; therefore be it

Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That permission and authority is hereby granted to the said city of Elgin to lay, construct and maintain at least one and onehalf feet underground sewer outlets of cement-concrete construction for said systems of sanitary and storm water sewers over the said land of the State along a straight line commencing at a point opposite the center line of Hendee street in said city, and running thence southeasterly through a point in the northwesterly bank of Fox river, which is about 338.7 feet southwesterly from the westerly end of the abutment under the track of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company, and thence continuing to the southeasterly line of said State land. The construction shall be of such firmness and strength as to sustain the soil above it, and shall be of no greater width than ten feet between the outside border lines thereof, and shall be along said straight line hereinabove fixed and described. It shall have proper and necessary manholes to enable the same to be kept in a good workable condition at all times, and said city shall at all times maintain the same in good repair and condition.

Adopted by the Senate March 6, 1907.
Concurred in by the House March 7, 1907.

EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREX.

(House Joint Resolution No. 27.) Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That we ask the Congress of the United States to provide that the proposed report on the employment of women and children be placed under the direction of the Bureau of Labor in the Department of Commerce and Labor, to the end that a scientific investigation may be made into the economic and social results of such employment; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of State to the President of the United States, to the Governors of each of the states and territories, to the president and speaker and chief clerks of both houses of Congress, to each of the chief clerks of the legislature of each of the states and territories, and to the chief statistician of the Bureau of Labor and Commerce.

Adopted by the House May 9, 1907.
Concurred in by the Senate May 9, 1907.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY-NEW FURNITURE FOR SENATE AND HOUSE.

(House Joint Resolution No. 11.) WHEREAS, The desks and chairs of the members of the Senate and House of the General Assembly have been in use for the past thirty-one years, many of them are much defaced and in bad order, all are poorly planned and illy suited to their purposes. The desks are so constructed that they are easily opened by sneak thieves and the contents abstracted and the chairs are especially uncomfortable; and,

WHEREAS, Intelligent legislation requires frequent reference to the Revised Statutes, session laws and official State reports; and,

WHEREAS, The members of the General Assembly ought to be provided by the State with chairs which are reasonably comfortable and with desks of sufficient capacity in which can be safely kept under lock and key the statutes, session laws, official reports of the State, and all necessary stationery, writing materials, postage, etc. Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the Forty-fifth General Assembly of the state of Illinois, the Senate concurring herein, That a commission of five persons to consist of the Secretary of State, the Superintendent of the Capitol building, two members of the House, to be appointed by the Speaker, and one member of the Senate, to be appointed by the President of the Senate.

Be, and is hereby created, and is hereby given full power and authority to purchase or cause to be constructed the number of desks and chairs required for the use of the members of the House and Senate, together with suitable chairs for the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate, of reasonable cost, in style harmonizing with the finish and furniture of the hall of the House and Senate chamber and of modern construction suited to the needs of the members, ready for use at as early a date as practicable, such furniture to be constructed in some State institution if found practicable and within the law; and be it further

Resolved, That the necessary funds for the purpose above specified be ascertained and appropriated in the usual manner, and that the commission report its acts in the premises to this or the next General Assembly and file therewith vouchers for all disbursements, all services to be rendered by such commission to be without compensation.

Adopted by the House February 20, 1907.
Concurred in by the Senate March 7, 1907.

HISTORICAL LIBRARY-LOAN OF ARTICLES.

(House Joint Resolution No. 23.) WHEREAS, The Illinois State Commission to the Ter-Centennial Exposition at Jamestown, Virginia, to be held in the vicinity of Jamestown, Virginia, during the present year, has requested the board of trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library to loan certain articles, pictures, relics, and documments now in the possession of said board of trustees; and,

WHEREAS, It seems desirable that the request be granted; and therefore,

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein, That the board of trustees of the Illinois State Historical Library, be and are hereby authorized to loan to the Illinois State Commission to the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition for the Illinois State exhibit at said exposition, such historical relics, documents, pictures, and other articles, etc., under its control, as said commission may deem necessary for said Illinois State exhibit: Provided, that said commission shall return at the conclusion of said exposition, to the custody of the Illinois State Historical Library Board all such relics, documents, pictures, and other articles, etc., in as good condition as when taken away, and without expense to said library board.

Resolved, That such additional historical matter collected by the Illinois Commission for making said exhibit, shall at the close of the exposition be the property of the State of Illinois, and shall be placed in the Illinois State Historical Library at Springfield, Illinois.

Adopted by the House March 27, 1907.
Concurred in by the Senate March 27, 1907.

IMPROVEMENT OF STREETS ADJOINING WEST PARK SYSTEM, CHICAGO.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 2.) WHEREAS, By virtue of a decision of the Supreme Court of Illinois, in the case of West Park Commissioners vs. The City of Chicago, 152 Ill., 392, it has practically been decided that park boards bave not the power to pay, out of park funds, for the pavement and other improvements of streets surrounding or abutting upon park property, and,

WHEREAS, The said decision has been reinforced in an opinion of Hon. W. H. Stead, Attorney General of Illinois, to Governor Charles S. Deneen, under date of January 18, 1906, in which he says in conclusion: “In my opinion said West Park Commissioners have no lawful authority to pay any part of the costs of such improvements (meaning street improvements)," and,

WHEREAS, By virtue of said decision a deplorable condition has arisen, practically making street improvements of any kind and nature impossible, where such streets are surrounding or abutting on the West Park system, the park commissioners being prevented from voting park funds for such improvements, and,

WHEREAS, The burden of paying for street improvements for the entire width of street, as above situated, would be greater than the property located one one side of street, could support; and,

WHEREAS, If improvements are to be delayed until paid for out of any general fund not now in existence, the streets will meanwhile become impassable.

Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives con. curring herein, That a committee of five Senators and five Representatives be appointed by the presiding officers of their respective houses to arrange for a.conference with a like committee of five from the members of each of the West Park, South Park and Lincoln Park boards, and likewise a committee of five from the city council of the city of Chicago; said committee to evolve a plan of assessment equitable alike to the park systems, the city of Chicago and the abutting property owners;

And be it further Resolved, That the secretary of the Senate and the clerk of the House forward to the mayor of the city of Chicago, and to the presi. dents of the South, West and Lincoln park systems, a copy of these resolutions, requesting the appointment of the said committees in conformity herewith.

Adopted by the Senate January 23, 1907.
Concurred in by the House January 29, 1907.

JACKSONVILLE WATERWORKS COMPANY-EASEMENT.

(House Joint Resolution No. 4.) WHEREAS, The Jacksonville Water Works Company, a corporation duly organized under the laws of the State of Illinois, is building and constructing a pipe line to force and convey water from the sand beds adjacent to the Illinois river into the city of Jacksonville, for the purpose of supplying the said city of Jacksonville and the consumers and inhabitants therein with water; and,

WHEREAS, Said pipe line, as surveyed and located, passes through a portion of what is known as the farm or lands of the Illinois School for the Deaf, located at Jacksonville, Illinois; and,

WHEREAS, The trustees of said Illinois School for the Deaf have no power to sell or convey said lands; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That permission and authority are hereby granted to the Jacksonville Water Works Company, for the uses and purposes of said water works company, for Itself, its successors and assigns, to enter upon, construct, maintain and operate it, along, upon and across that part of the northwest quarter of section nineteen (19), in township fifteen (15) north, range ten (10) west of the third principal meridian, and that part of the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section twenty-four (24), in township fifteen (15) north, range eleven (11) west of the third principal meridian, and also a part of lot five (5) in James Dunlap's west addition to Jacksonville, formerly known as the Morgan County Fair Grounds, and now belonging to the Illinois School for the Deaf, a twenty (20) inch forcing main to be used for the purpose of supplying water to the city of Jacksonville and the consumers and inhabitants therein, and to intermediate points along said main and for no other purpose whatever.

This permission and authority to be construed only as an easement to the said Jacksonville Water Works Company to enter upon the lands aforesaid for the purpose of laying, maintaining, repairing and inspecting the said pipe line aforesaid and shall not extend more than twenty (20) feet on each side of the center line of said pipe line; it being expressly understood that the title to the real estate shall remain in the Illinois School for the Deaf. Said forcing main shall extend through and across said described premises, in accordance with the regulations and shall be constructed under the supervision of the trustees of the said Illinois School for the Deaf. Said Jacksonville Water Works Company shall pay to the said trustees of the Illinois School for the Deaf all damages which may be done to said real estate and crops growing thereon or any other damage which said Illinois School for the Deaf may suffer on account of the laying, maintaining, repairing, or inspecting said pipe line, now or at any other time hereafter.

The trustees for the said Illinois School for the Deaf, or their agents, shall have the full right to cross over the said pipe line and to farm or use for the purposes of said Illinois School for the Deaf, the lands on said right of way, the same as they had previous to the construction of the same, subject, however, to the right of the Jacksonville Water Works Company to enter upon said land to inspect or make repairs to said pipe line or its appurtenances.

The said Jacksonville Water Works Company, their successors or assigns, in consideration of the permission and easement above granted to it, hereby covenants and agrees that it will at the time of the construction, or any time thereafter, put a tap or taps, a connection or connections in its said water main at such point or points upon the said lands of the Illinois School for the Deaf as the trustees thereof may designate, and will through such tap or taps, such connection or connections, supply and furnish to the Illinois School for the Deaf, or any other State institution located at the city of Jacksonville, Illinois, when requested such water as the said Illinois School for the Deaf or any other State institution located at the city of Jacksonville may require for the use of the said Illinois School for the Deaf or any other said institution located in the city of Jacksonville, Illinois, at a rate to be agreed upon by the trustees of the said Illinois School for the Deaf, or the trustees of any other said institution located at Jacksonville, Ill., and the said Jacksonville Water Works Company, said rate agreed upon shall not exceed in any case the rate for which water is furnished to the most favored consumer or consumers in the said city of Jacksonville, provided that the trustees of the Illinois School for the Deaf, or the trustees of any other said institution located at Jacksonville, Ill., shall lay all necessary pipes to the pipe line aforesaid, and the Jacksonville Water Works Company shall then tap the water line or pipe and make the necessary connection or connections.

Adopted by the House, January 31, 1907.
Concurred in by the Senate, March 19, 1907.

LOGAN WAR TROPHIES, SOUVENIRS AND MEMENTOES.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 9.) WHEREAS, Mrs. John A. Logan, widow of the late General John A. Logan, has tendered to the State of Illinois the war trophies, souvenirs and mementoes collected and owned by her late husband, General John A. Logan, in his life time upon the conditions that the State shall set apart a memorial room adjoining Memorial hall in the Capitol building in Springfield, or the State arsenal, and undertake to properly care for and maintain such trophies, souvenirs, mementoes, etc., as an exhibit for the use of the public in a memorial room in the State Capitol; and,

WHEREAS, These trophies, souvenirs and mementoes are composed of a large number of articles, a list of which is attached to this resolution and are memorials of the late war together with the home and life of General John A. Logan, one of Illinois' most illustrious generals and the great volunteer general of the civil war, and also one of the great statesmen of Illinois and America, which trophies are of great value at present and will continue to grow more and more valuable as time rolls on; and,

WHEREAS, We believe it to be of importance that the State of Illinois should accept these trophies and should place them in a memorial room in the Capitol building for the use and benefit of the present and future generations, and to become a part of the history of our great State; and,

WHEREAS, It is the desire of the people of the State of Illinois to do everything possible to perpetuate the memory of General John A. Logan, therefore,

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