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general assembly at its present session, or if the general assembly shall have adjourned, then to the governor to be by him transmitted to the general assembly at the next session thereof, of its proceedings with full transcript of the testimony taken by it, together with its findings in writing with such recommendations for further legislation and amendment to existing legislation as the disclosures of said committee may warrant; and that the expense incurred by the committee shall be paid upon proper vouchers signed by the chairman of said committee.

JOSEPH D. CHAMBERLAIN, Speaker pro tem. of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted February 14, 1908.

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[Senate Joint Resolution No. 63.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Providing for the appointment of a joint committee to consider reports from

the codifying commission.

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

That a joint committee consisting of three members on the part of the senate and three members on the part of the house, be appointed by the president of the senate and the speaker of the house, respectively, to which shall be referred all reports and bills presented by the state codifying commission.

JOSEPH D. CHAMBERLAIN, Speaker pro tem. of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted February 14, 1908.

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[Senate Joint Resolution No. 64.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Relating to printing additional copies of Senate Bill 419.

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

That five hundred additional copies of Senate Bill 419 be printed for the use of members and committees.

TOSEPH D. CHAMBERLAIN, Speaker pro tem. of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted February 14, 1908,

[House Joint Resolution No. 87.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Relative to admission on floor of house upon the occasion of the address of

Hon. W. J. Bryan.

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

That the following rules for admission to the hall of house of representatives on the occasion of the address of Hon. W. J. Bryan, Feb. 18, 1908, be observed :

Firs.. Admission upon the floor of the house shall be only in accordance with the house rule for regular sessions, except that heads and chief clerk of state departments shall be admitted.

Second Admission to the galleries shall be by card only, the number of cards issued shall equal the number of seats and no more. Onequarter of the cards for gallery seats of each of the three galleries shail be given to the president of the senate for the use of the members of the senaie and three-quarters shall be given to the speaker of the house for the use of the members of the house.

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

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate, Adopted February 13, 1908.

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[House Joint Resolution No. 88.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Relative to adjournment.

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

That when the senate and house of representatives adjourn on February 7th, 1908, it be to the regular time of convening on February 12th, 1908.

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

JAMES M. WilliAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted February 13, 1908.

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[House Joint Resolution No. 94.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Requesting our senators and representatives in congress to support the bill of

Hon. B. G. Dawes, relative to pensions.

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

That we respectfully ask our senators and representatives in the congress of the United States to enact the bill now before congress, introduced by Hon. B. G. Dawes of Ohio, known as the Volunteer Retired List, which gives the same pay as that given to the retired officers of the regular army, deducting therefrom any pension they may now receive, but in no case to exceed that of a captain of cavalry.

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

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted February 17, 1908.

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[Senate Joint Resolution No. 62.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Providing for the appointment of a committee to investigate certain charges

reflecting upon the management of the Ohio penitentiary.

WHEREAS, Charges have been made in certain newspapers reflecting upon the management of the Ohio penitentiary, which if true seem to demand on the part of the general assembly remedial legislation; therefore,

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

That a committee of three on the part of the senate, to be named by the president of the senate, and three on the part of the house, to be named by the speaker of the house, with power and authority to investigate such charges; and be it further

Resolved, That said committee shall have power and authority to compel the attendance of witnesses, to examine persons, records and papers. They may, if found necessary, employ counsel and a stenographer and shall make a written report of its findings to the general assembly by March 25, 1908, together with any recommendations for legislation in connection therewith, as they may deem wise.

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

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted February 24, 1908.

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[House Joint Resolution No. 85.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Relative to complying with the request of the governor of Maryland to return

flag captured by the 123rd Ohio from the 1st Maryland battery.

WHEREAS, A request has been made by the governor of Maryland to the governor of Ohio for the return of the flag captured by the i23rd Ohio from the ist Maryland battery, at Hatcher's Run, April 2, 1865; and,

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WHEREAS, The survivors of the 123rd Ohio are in favor of the return of this flag to the state of Maryland, as requested; therefore, Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

That the governor of Ohio is hereby authorized and empowered to withdraw from the relic room of the capitol building and deliver to the governor of Maryland, the flag of the ist Maryland battery, as requested.

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

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted February 28, 1908.

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[House Joint Resolution No. 97.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Relative to the battle of Lake Erie.

WHEREAS, The Battle of Lake Erie, near Put-in-Bay Island on September roth, 1813, was one of the memorable conflicts in the history of our nation, and the victory there won by the naval forces under Commolore Oliver Hazard Perry has ever since been a pride and inspiration to the American people; and

WHEREAS, The citizens of Put-in-Bay Island have taken the necessary steps to fittingly observe the one hundredth anniversary of the battle of Lake Erie by a suitable exposition and naval display during the year 1913; therefore,

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

That we deem it appropriate to observe the centennial anniversary of the battle of Lake Erie in the manner proposed by the citizens of Putin-Bay Island, and we heartily endorse the proposed centennial celebration of said battle to be held at Put-in-Bay and the waters surrounding the island in the year 1913.

The governor is hereby authorized to appoint five commissioners, whose duty it shall be to co-operate with the citizens of Put-in-Bay in preparing and carrying out plans and intention for said proposed centennial celebration. Said commission shall serve without pay or compensation of any kind, nor shall the state of Ohio be obligated to pay any expenses by them incurred. The commission shall make a report from time to time to the governor of its proceedings.

Resoli'ed, That the national and state governments and the American people at large be cordially inviied to participate and take part in said centennial celebration of the battle of Lake Erie.

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

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate, Adopted February 28, 1908.

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[Senate Joint Resolution No. 57.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Asking Congress to provide for a national bureau of health.

WHEREAS, The health of the nation is of paramount importance, and “Our national health is physically our greatest national asset” (President Roosevelt), and

WHEREAS, In the growth of nations it inevitably happens that the people are massed in large centers, thereby, if uncontrolled, creating unsanitary conditions destructive of life and health, and

WHEREAS, Such conditions can be removed and prevented only by the intelligent care and oversight of public health officials endowed with broad powers and necessary means for action, and

WHEREAS, In the prevention of disease by the enforcement of health measures by local officials in both urban and rural districts adequate results can be obtained only when such measures are soundly based upon well substantiated facts and observations in relation to sanitation and hygiene, and

WHEREAS, The United States government, in ways impossible for the state and municipality, may gather information and conduct research work to determine the causes of disease and the best measures for their prevention, and by co-operation wiih state and local authorities may promote the health of all the people, and

WHEREAS, The president, in his Provincetown speech, expressed the hope “That there will be legislation increasing the power of the national government to deal with certain matters concerning the health of our people everywhere"; therefore Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

That the congress of the United States be, and it is hereby memorialized and urged to create and establish a national bureau of health, and endow it with power and funds commensurate with the highly important duties with which it will necessarily be entrusted ; and

Be it further resolved, That the senators and members of the house of representatives from Ohio, in the congress of the United States, be, and they are hereby requested to urge congress to adopt such legislation as may be necessary to secure the establishment of said proposed bureau of health.

Resolved. That the secretary of the state of Ohio, transmit immediately upon the passage of this resolution, a copy thereof to the senate, and the house of representatives of the United States, and to each of the representatives of Ohio therein.

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

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted March 5, 1908.

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