Spkingfikld, Juno 13.- The eenato passed the following bilis: To license and tax department store3 (Salomon's); provlding for the safety of coal minere; appropriation tor Chester penitenttary; givJDg each suprema court justice a stenographer;appropriatlons for Pontiao reformatory and Joliet penitentiary; authorizing all drainage districts to issue bonds; forbidding oeineteries nearer than thretv quartera of a mile from any town; to p;iy 6 per cent. interest on municipal warrants The house arbitration bill was amemled and postponeil öalomou's bill to classify goods in department stores was passed. Tho house passed the bill to submit liquor licenses to vote in cities. villages and towns of less than 15,000 inhabitants, and a nnmber of others of less importanen The Salomón departmenc store bill wnsordered to second reading. The committee on convict labor rcported in favor of the abolition in prisons of nl! competitive labor; that inörm convicta be sent to Chester to raake articles needed in state institution, and able-bodied ones be utilized in constructing publlo works.