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[House Joint Resolution No. 102.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Requesting the Hon. Myron T. Herrick to address the general assembly on the

subject, “The Guaranty .of Bank Depositors.”

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

That the Hon. Myron T. Herrick be requested to address the general assembly at 10:00 o'clock in the forenoon of March 12th, 1908, on the subject “The Guaranty of Bank Depositors;" and

Resolved, That for that occasion the provisions of House Joint Resolution No. 87 be in force.

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

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted April 8, 1908.

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[House Joint Resolution No. 108.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Authorizing the adjutant general to loan battle flags to the executive committee

of the 42nd national encampment Grand Army of the Republic, at Toledo, O.

WHEREAS, The 42nd national encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic is to be held in the city of Toledo, Ohio, in the months of August and September, 1908; therefore,

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

That the adjutant general of the state is hereby instructed and authorized to loan to the executive committee of said encampment, for the above named occasion, such number of battle flags now on exhibition in the relic room of the capitol building at Columbus, as may in his judgment be in such condition as to safely permit of their being handled and transported, and to accord to said executive committee such other assistance and privileges as shall not materially conflict with the preservation of the public property of the state; provided further, that said property shall be taken and returned without expense to the state of Ohio, which expense shall include the employment of a person (to be selected by the adjutant general of the state) who shall accompany said flags and have charge of the same. And provided further, that none of said flags shall on such occasion be unfurled or taken out of the nettings in which they are now preserved.

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

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted April 8, 1908.

[House Joint Resolution No. 109.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Assenting to the purpose of an act of congress for increased appropriations for

agricultural experiment stations, and providing for the control and expenditure of such appropriations.

WHEREAS, The congress of the United States of America has passed an act, approved March sixteenth, nineteen hundred and six, to provide for an increased annual appropriation for the agricultural experiment stations established under the provisions of an act of congress, approved March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven; therefore, Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

That assent is hereby given to the purposes of said act of congress, approved March sixteenth, nineteen hundred and six, and that the moneys thereby appropriated to the state of Ohio be expended and controlled by the board of control of the Ohio agricultural experiment station, in conformity with the regulations prescribed by said act of congress.

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

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted April 8, 1908.

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[House Joint Resolution No. 115.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Relative to an investigation of the Ohio penitentiary.

WHEREAS, The joint committee of the seventy-seventh general assembly of Ohio, appointed under Senate Joint Resolution No. 62 to investigate newspaper charges against the Ohio penitentiary finds that its powers are limited to the examination of such charges, and that it lacks the power to make that full and complete investigation of penitentiary management that is necessary to suggest proper remedial legislation.

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

That said joint committee as heretofore appointed, be and is hereby authorized and directed to make an investigation of the Ohio penitentiary in all its departments, and to give consideration to the general subject of penitentiary management, discipline and convict employment; to procure or send for all reports, recommendations, or other papers relating to said subjects; to send for or to subpoena any or all persons having information in regard to any of said subjects and in its discretion to afford a full opportunity to any and all persons interested in the said subjects, to appear and be heard before it; and,

Be it further resolved, That said committee be and is hereby authorized to sit at such times and places as it deems proper, to employ such counsel, stenographers, and to incur such expenses as it may deem necessary for the purpose of making a thorough and complete investigation, and for suggesting remedial legislation relating to prison management, discipline, convict employment and the substitution for the present contract labor system, the public use labor system, or penitentiary form system; and,

Be it further resolved. That said committee be directed to complete its hearing and investigation on or before July 1st, 1908, and to file a report of its findings, recommendations and suggested remedial legislation with the governor of Ohio, on or before August 1st, 1908, and that said report be published, and a copy of the same be furnished to each member of the seventy-eighth general assembly.

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

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senale. Adopted April 8, 1908.

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[House Joint Resolution No. 116.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Relative to printing 300 copies of report of select committee appointed under

House Joint Resolution No. 79.

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

That' three hundred copies of the report of the select committee appointed under House Joint Resolution No. 79 be printed for the use of the general assembly.

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

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted April 9, 1908.

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[House Joint Resolution No. 118.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Relative to admission to the hall of the house on the occasion of the address

by Hon. J. B. Foraker.

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. J. B. Foraker, April 22nd, 1908, be observed :

First-Admissior. upon the floor of the house shall be only in accordance with the house rule for regular sessions, except that heads and chief clerks of state departments shall be admitted.

Second-Admission to the galleries shall be by card only, the numiber 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 shall be given to the president of the senate for the use of the members of the senate 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 Senale. Adopted April 21, 1908.

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[Senate Joint Resolution No. 86.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Inviting Senator Joseph B. Foraker to address the general assembly.

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

That Senator Joseph B. Foraker is hereby invited to address the 77th general assembly on Wednesday, April 22nd, 1908, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon in the hall of the house of representatives on the proposed primary election law as embodied in House Bill No. 720.

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

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted April 21, 1908.

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[Senate Joint Resolution No. 89.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Inviting Senator Foraker to address the general assembly.

WHEREAS, By S. T. R. No. 86, Senator Joseph B. Foraker was invited to address the general assembly on Wednesday, April 22, on proposed primary election legislation; and on communicating with him it has been learned that it will be inconvenient for him to accept such invitation on the 22nd, but that he probably could visit the general assembly on April 23rd; therefore,

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

That Senator Foraker is hereby cordially invited to address the general assembly on Thursday, April 23rd, 1908, at 10 o'clock a. m., in the hall of the house of representatives on such subject as he may desire.

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

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate. Adopted April 21, 1908.

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[House Joint Resolution No. 86.]

JOINT RESOLUTION

Providing for a commission to recommend measures to prevent the pollution of

the Ohio river, and requesting the legislatures of the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky to co-operate by appointing similar commissions.

WHEREAS, The Ohio river is known to be polluted by the sewage and other deleterious waste matters from municipalities in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky; and

WHEREAS, Many communities in each of said states depend, and must necessarily continue to depend, upon the Ohio river as their only source of public water supply; and

WHEREAS, The pollution of said river has already reached the point where the health of the inhabitants of Ohio river cities and towns is seriously jeopardized thereby; and

WHEREAS, Such pollution must inevitably increase unless proper measures to prevent it are promptly taken; and

WHEREAS, The protection of the Ohio river against dangerous contamination is possible only by the joint action of the legislatures of the several states affected thereby; therefore

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

That the governor of the state of Ohio appoint a commission of three persons, who shall serve without compensation, but whose actual and necessary expenses shall be paid, said commission to investigate the condition of the Ohio river, as regards its pollution, and report to the governor with recommendations for such legislative action as they may deem wise and necessary.

That the governor of the state of Ohio request the governors of the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky to appoint a similar commission for their respective states to confer and act with the Ohio commission, and with one another, to the end that a plan may be recommended whereby the several states interested may jointly protect the Ohio river against sewage and other pollution.

Provided that no expense shall be incurred unless one or more of

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