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MEMORIAL TO CONGRESS-VETERANS OF SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR.

(House Joint Resolution No. 27.)

WHEREAS, April 26, 1923, is the quarter centennial anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish-American War; and

WHEREAS, There was legislation introduced in the United States Senate and House of Representatives at the last session thereof which would place disabled veterans of the Spanish-American War on the same basis as disabled veterans of the World War; and

WHEREAS, Fairness and justice demands that the relief which the Government administers to its heroes should lie upon all alike, and no one class should be singled out for individual treatment; and

WHEREAS, The placing of the disabled Spanish-American War Veterans on the same basis as World-War Veterans would eliminate the necessity and expense of operating the Pension Bureau and would concentrate the work in the Veteran Bureau thus resulting in increased efficiency and economy; now therefore be it

Resolved, by the House of Representatives of the Fifty-third General Assembly, the Senate concurring herein, That the members of the Congress of the United States from the State of Illinois be and they hereby are memorialized and urgently requested to take such action as will bring about the purposes expressed in this preamble and resolution and embodied in H. R. 13298 and S. R. 4142 of the last Congress; and be it further

Resolved, That upon the passage of this resolution, certified copies thereof be forthwith forwarded by the Secretary of State of Illinois to the members from Illinois of both branches of the Congress of the United States.

Adopted by the House, April 5, 1923.
Concurred in by the Senate, April 11, 1923.

MEMORIAL TO CYRIL GEORGE HOPKINS.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 23.)

WHEREAS, Cyril George Hopkins was an especially able, active and influential public servant who, through his researches as a scientist, his skill as an organizer, and his power and efficiency as a teacher, has made a contribution of immeasurable benefit to the agriculture of the State and the country; and

WHEREAS, In his work as an agronomist, in the establishment and management of a soil survey of the State, and in the construction, promulgation and effective advocacy of a system of permanent soil fertility, he has done a service of imperishable value to agriculture everywhere; and

WHEREAS, In his character and whole career he has set in the youth of the State an inspiring example of unselfish fidelity to duty and devotion to the public welfare, ended only by the loss of his life in the service of an ally of America in time of war; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois is hereby most respectfully urged to cause the Main Agricultural Building of the University of Illinois to be named "Hopkins Memorial Hall", and that copies of this preamble and resolution be sent to the President of the University of Illinois, the Dean of the Department of Agriculture of the University of Illinois, and the members of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

Adopted by the Senate, May 2, 1923.

Concurred in by the House of Representatives, May 3, 1923.

MOTHERS' DAY.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 12.)

WHEREAS, The service rendered to the United States by our American homes is the supreme source of our country's strength and inspiration; and, WHEREAS, We honor ourselves, our homes, State and nation when we do anything to give emphasis to the home as the fountainhead of the State; and, WHEREAS, The American mother has done, and is doing, so much for the home, the moral and industrial uplift and religion, hence so much for good government, patriotism, humanity and religion; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That the Governor of this State is hereby authorized and requested to issue annually a proclamation calling upon our State officials to display the United States flag on all State and school buildings, and the people of the State to display the flag at their homes, lodges, churches, places of business and other suitable places on the SECOND SUNDAY IN MAY, KNOWN AS MOTHER'S DAY, as a public expression of love and reverence for the homes of our State, especially for their mothers and other patriotic women therein, and that the Governor urge the celebration of Mother's Day in said proclamation in such a way as will deepen home ties and inspire better homes and closer union between the commonwealth, its homes and their sons and daughters.

Adopted by the Senate, March 7, 1923.

Concurred in by House of Representatives, March 28, 1923.

STATUE OF GENERAL JOHN A. LOGAN.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 8.)

WHEREAS, An equestrian statue of General John A. Logan now located in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, having been erected at such point by the State of Illinois; and

WHEREAS, Said location is such that the same is seen by a very great number of citizens of Chicago and by the visitors to said city; and

WHEREAS, Said statue is now located upon a high mound entirely suitable to the character of the statue and the whole setting is suitable, dignified and impressive; and

WHEREAS, The said present location, foundation and elevation of the said statue meets with the approval of the beloved widow, Mary Logan, and the family of General Logan; and

WHEREAS, It is reported that there is a plan upon foot to change the location of the said statue and to lower it, thereby decreasing its beauty and impressiveness, which plan is against the protest of Mrs. General Logan, who desires that no change be made in the statue or its setting; therefore, be it

Resolved, by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, That out of reverence for the memory of General John A. Logan through appreciation for the great services he rendered to this State and Nation, and out of love and respect which this General Assembly holds for his widow, Mary Logan, and because we believe a change in the location or the setting of said monument would tend to deprive many persons from the opportunity of seeing said monument and receiving from it the inspiration of patriotism and love of country which it inspires, we do hereby protest against any change in location or setting of said monument, and against the lowering of the mound or pedestal upon which it now rests, and that the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives be instructed to send copies of this resolution to Mrs. John A. Logan and to authorities having charge and control of the said monument and its location.

Adopted by the Senate, February 14, 1923.

Concurred in by the House of Representatives, March 15, 1923.

WAGE CONTROVERSIES.

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 27.)

WHEREAS, The present condition of industry and especially transportation is partially the result of the present controversy between railway managements and their employees, and

WHEREAS, The welfare of the citizens of the State and Nation is involved, and

WHEREAS, The President of the United States by recent utterances wherein he mentions the suffering that has been brought to his attention, a coal shortage in some places, which not only affects all citizens, but industry in general, has given it as his opinion that a continuance of the present controversy will have a greater demoralizing effect if settlements are not soon made on the balance of the railroads of the country in the very near future, therefore be it

Resolved, by the State Senate of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring therein, That in the interests of American industry and shipping, and in the interests of all of the people of this great nation, that we not only urge, but in the name of the people of the State of Illinois, request that both parties to the present controversy, the managements and their employees meet immediately and set in operation machinery that will bring about an early adjustment of the questions in dispute, and we further request that this meeting between employees and management be entered into in a spirit of cooperation and compromise for the best interests of all of the people of our State and Nation, and, be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be immediately forwarded to the management of the various railroads of Illinois, and to the representatives of the Federated Shop Crafts of each road affected.

Adopted by the Senate, June 12th, 1923.

Concurred in by the House of Representatives, June 15th, 1923.

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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

I, Louis L. Emmerson, Secretary of State of the State of Illinois, do hereby certify that the foregoing Acts and Joint Resolutions of the Fifty-third General Assembly of the State of Illinois, passed and adopted at the regular biennial session thereof, are true and correct copies of the original Acts and Joint Resolutions now on file in the office of the Secretary of State, save and except such words, letters and figures as are printed in brackets, thus: [ ].

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereto set my hand and affix the Great Seal of the State of Illinois, at the city of Springfield, this 11th day of July, A. D. 1923.

LOUIS L. EMMERSON.
Secretary of State.

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AGENCY AND LOAN CORPORATIONS-certain acts validated.
organization

AGRICULTURAL ADVISORS-appropriation, biennium

AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE-apples, sale in closed packages.

cooperative marketing associations

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experimental station in Northern Illinois

inspection and standardization of farm products

wild plants, conservation

ALIENIST-appropriation, salary

ALLEN, E. J.-appropriation, furnishing meals.

ALTON STATE HOSPITAL-appropriation, biennium

ADMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION-submission to voters.

AMERICAN LANGUAGE-official language of State......
AMERICAN LEGION-indigent war veterans, relief.

ANIMAL INDUSTRY, DIVISION OF-appropriation, biennium.

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AMERICAN EAGLE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY-appropriation, refund.

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APPELLATE COURTS-first district, appropriation, blennium.

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