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the states invited to participate in this investigation shall appoint a commission for that purpose, and provided further

that all disbursements sha!! be under the control, and subject to the approval of the governor.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted April 29, 1908.

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[Senate Joint Resolution No. 87.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Relating to adjournment.

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

That when the senate and house of representatives adjourn on May Ist, 1908, it be to meet May 9th, 1908, at 10 o'clock a. m.; and that the 77th general assembly second regular session, adjourn sine die on May gth, 1908, at 4 o'clock p. m.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted April 30, 1908.

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[Senate Joint Resolution No. 72.]

Authorizing the state printer to print 3,000 copies of the report of the inspector

of the Ohio Co-operative Topographic Survey.

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

That the state printer is hereby authorized and directed to print, as soon as practicable, three thousand copies of the report of the inspector of the Ohio co-operative topographic survey, comprising that information hitherto gathered by the survey and not published in map form, and covering the work of the survey from its inception to January 1, 1908, and that such copies be bound in English buckram, in accordance with the recommendation of the state supervisor of public printing.

That when said report is printed and bound, as aforesaid, the following disposition and distribution shall be made thereof: To each member of the seventy-seventh general assembly, five (5) copies; to the state library, for exchange, one hundred (100) copies; to the governor or his representative on said survey, one hundred (100) copies; and the remaining copies shall be deposited with the secretary of state for future distribution; pro

vided, however, that not more than fifteen hundred (1500) copies, including the copies to be distributed as aforesaid, shall be distributed within the first year after the publication thereof.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate, Adopted May 9, 1908.

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[Senate Joint Resolution No. 76.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Providing compensation for surviving members of citizen soldiers known as

“Squirrel Hunters” during the civil war.

WHEREAS, On September 2, 1862, a call for men was issued by Governor Tod, in defence of Ohio homes and property from an attack by an invading army; and,

WHEREAS, Many citizens responded thereto, thus performing service of value to the state; and,

WHEREAS, On March 4, 1863, the general assembly of the state of Ohio adopted the following resolution, to-wit:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Ohio: That the governor be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to appropriate out of his contingent fund a sufficient sum to pay for printing and lithographing discharges for the patriotic men of the state, who responded to the call of the governor and went to our southern border to repel the invaders, and who will be known in history as the ‘Squirrel Hunters.'

In obedience thereto the governor issued his certificate as follows:

"I do most cheerfully herewith enclose a certificate of your service. But for the gallant services of yourself and the other members of the corps of patriotic ‘Squirrel Hunters,' rendered in September last, Ohio, our dear state, would have been invaded by a band of pirates determined to overthrow the best government on earth, our wives and children would have been violated and murdered, and our homes plundered and sacked. Your children, and your children's children will be proud to know that you were one of this glorious band. Preserve the certificate of service and discharge herewith enclosed to you as evidence of this gallantry. The rebellion is not yet crushed out, and therefore the discharge may not be final. Keep the old gun then in order. See that the powder horn and bullet pouch are supplied, and caution your patriotic mothers or wives to be at all times prepared to furnish you a few days cooked rations so that if your services are called for (which may God in His infinite goodness forbid) you may again prove yourselves “Minute Men” and again protect our loved homes.

Invoking God's choicest blessings upon yourself and all who are

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AND WHEREAS, No financial recompense has ever been allotted to these men, known as “Citizen Soldiers"; and,

WHEREAS, In their declining years many of the persons who thus responded to the call of the governor are unable to actively engage in the pursuits of life, while some are in want; therefore,

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

That an amount equal to one month's pay of militia at the time of their service, being the sum of $13, be set apart and apportioned to each surviving member who responded to this call and whose names are so recorded in the files of the adjutant general's office of the state; and,

Be it further resolved, That the identity of such surviving persons shall be established, either by the captain of their companies, if living, and if not, then by any two surviving members of their companies, or by the sworn statements of any two reputable citizens of the community in which they now live; which statements shall be sworn to by each person making application under this resolution, as well as by the witnesses thereto; and,

Be it further resolved, That application blanks, carrying out the provisions of this resolution shall be provided by the commissioner of soldiers' claims of Ohio. Upon the presentation of such certificates, duly witnessed and sworn to, the auditor of state shall draw his warrant upon the treasurer of state in favor of such payment for said sum of $13, to be paid from an appropriation provided for such purpose.

The provisions of this resolution shall not apply to any regiment or organization which may later have been mustered in to the service of the United States and received compensation for such services rendered.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted May 9, 1908.

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[Senate Joint Resolution No. 90.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Relative to the enrollment of Senate Bill No. 610 in typewritten form.

WHEREAS, Necessity has arisen for the prompt enrollment of Senate Bill No. 610 by Mr. Rose, entitled, "An act to amend sections 3691-25, 3691-27 and 3692 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio, and to provide for the reorganization of the Ohio state board of agriculture," therefore Be it resolved, That said bill be enrolled in typewritten form.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted May 9, 1908.

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[House Joint Resolution No. 96.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Relative to election of United States senators by popular vote.

WHEREAS, a large number of the state legislatures have, at various times adopted memorials and resolutions in favor of the election of United States senators by direct vote of the people of the respective states; and

WHEREAS, the national house of representatives has, on several different occasions in recent years, adopted resolutions in favor of the proposed change in the method of electing United States senators which were not adopted by the senate; therefore,

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That tl:e legislature of the state of Ohio in accordance with the provisions of article 5 of the constitution of the United States, desires to join with the other states of the Union to respectfully request that a convention of the several states be called for the purpose of proposing amendments to the constitution of the United States and hereby apply to and request the congress of the United States to call such convention and to provide for submitting to the several states the amendments so proposed for ratification by the legislatures thereof, or by conventions therein, as one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by congress.

SECTION 2. That at said convention the state of Ohio will propose, among other amendments, that section 3, of article i of the constitution of the United States should be amended to read as follows:

“The senate of the United States shall be composed of two senators from each state, chosen by the electors thereof, as the governor is chosen, for six years; and each senator shall have one vote. They shall be divided as equally as may be into three classes, so that one-third may be chosen every year; and if vacancies happen by resignation or otherwise the governor may make temporary appointments until the next regular election in such state. No person shall be a senator who shall not have attained the age of thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of the United States, and who shall, not, when elected, be an elector of the state for which he shall be chosen. The vice-president of the United States shall be president of the senate, but shall have no vote unless they be equally divided. The senate shall choose their own officers, and a president pro tempore, in the absence of the vice-president or when he shall exercise the office of the president of the United States."

SECTION 3. A legislative commission is hereby created to be composed of the governor, and eight members, to be appointed by him, not more than four of whom shall belong to the same political party, to be known as the senatorial direct election commission of the state of Ohio. It shall be the duty of said leigslative commission to urge action by the legislatures of the several states and by the congress of the United States to the end that a convention may be called as provided in section one hereof. The members of said commission shall receive no compensation.

SECTION 4. That the governor of the state of Ohio is hereby directed forthwith to transmit certified copies of this joint resolution and application to

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To the governor of each state in the Union, and
To each of our representatives and senators in congress.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WilliAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted May 9, 1908.

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[House Joint Resolution No. 119.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Relative to investigating Cleveland and Cuyahoga county.

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WHEREAS, The charges oi misgovernment and political domination in the city of Cleveland, and the county of Cuyahoga, which have been current throughout the state for several years and repeated frequently upon the floor of both houses of the general assembly, have culminated within the last ten days in a disgraceful exposure of the conduct of the president of the board of public service of that city who is reported in the newspapers to have taken ten thousand dollars in rency from the bank of which the mayor of said city is president, and wagered it in a wrestling match, which was not only unlawful in itself but was corruptly fixed and designed to defraud and cheat those induced to wager thereon by methods common to similar bunco games; and

WHEREAS, It is charged that the said president of the board of public service, in attempting to conceal his identity and avoid arrest, registered under an assumed name in the city of Cleveland; and,

WIIEREAS, These charges have been notorious in said city for ten days and no action has been taken by the mayor thereof to remove the president of the board of public service or to bring him to answer the charges made in the newspapers of such city, but, on the contrary, he is reported to have publicly defended him in his scandalous conduct; and

WHEREAS, It is charged that one M. F. Bramley, a contractor in the city of Cleveland, who is under inditement in the city of Columbus in connection with paving contracts in said city of Columbus, has become the bondsman of the said president of the board of public service, and, while it is unknown what consideration exists for such service, still the fact remains that the said Bramley is, and for several years has been, a contractor for the public work for the city of Cleveland, and it has been charged that he has 11sed inferior materials in the construction of streets and other public work to the great loss of the citizens of Cleveland; and

WHEREAS, The foregoing charges constitute but one instance in a long category of charges and reports of the misconduct of public officials and the arbitrary and unlawful management of affairs in said city and county, among which charges are the following:

First, That the laws with respect to gambling and the liquor traffic have been notoriously violated and the violators have been protected by the police department or prosecuted as would best serve the political ends of the mayor of said city.

Second, That gross favoritism has been shown in the granting of

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