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the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2500.00); for the relief of Vivian Kelley the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00); for the relief of Joseph Herrick the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00); for the relief of Ida Ackerman the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00); for the relief of Isabelle Bennett the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00); for the relief of Ethel Steele seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00); for the relief of Nettie Steele the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00); for the relief of George Hanson, a minor, the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00); all of whom were injured by the collapse of a defective bridge owned and possessed by the State of Illinois, over the Illinois and Michigan canal at Utica, Illinois and because of the carelessness of the agents and servants of the State of Illinois.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts of the State of Illinois is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer of the State of Illinois for the said amounts so appropriated for each of said persons, respectively, as set forth and described in section one (1) of this Act, in favor, in each case, of the particular person, and for the said particular specified amount, so named, specified and set forth in said section [one] (1) of this Act save only and except, in case of a minor, then and in such case, and in every such case, if there be more than one, the warrant shall be made payable to the legal guardian of such person; and all of said amounts to be payable out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the State Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to pay such warrants, and each and every of same, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 14th, 1915.

RELIEF-AWARDS BY COURT OF CLAIMS.

1. Appropriates $30,670.07 to persons named. § 2. How drawn.

(HOUSE BILL No. 536. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1915.) An Act entitled, An Act making an appropriation for the payment of the amounts awarded by the court of claims to certain persons and companies named therein.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That there be and is hereby appropriated the sum of thirty thousand six hundred seventy and 7-100 dollars ($30,670.07) to pay awards made by the court of claims during the sessions of 1913 and 1914 to the following named persons and companies :

To Chicago & Alton Railroad Co., on account of demurrage charges on coal consigned to the Illinois State penitentiary at Joliet, three hundred fifty-seven ($357.00) dollars.

To Leroy D. Kellogg, on account of inheritance tax collected erroneously and paid into the State treasury, six hundred forty-five and 17-100 ($645.17) dollars.

To Firemen's Insurance Company of Newark, New Jersey, on account of taxes erroneously paid into the State treasury, one thousand four hundred eighty-four and 68-100 ($1,484.68) dollars.

To Frank 0. Johnson, for damages to house and lot by blasting in the quarry at the Illinois State penitentiary at Joliet, seven hundred fifty and 00-100 ($750.00) dollars.

To Peyton-Palmer Co., on account of refund of license fee paid to sell stock food, one hundred seventy-five and 00-100 ($175.00) dollars.

To E. H. Titus, Wilson H. Tucker and Samuel Ordway, executors of the last will and testament of Edward T. Hatch, deceased, on account of inheritance tax collected erroneously and paid into the State treasury, one hundred twenty-seven and 54-100 ($127.54) dollars.

To A. G. Campbell, for loss of horse hired to the Illinois National Guard, sixty and 00-100 ($60.00) dollars.

To E. A. Pynchon, for loss of surveying instruments while in the employ of the State, one hundred twenty-nine and 50-100 ($129.50) dollars.

To Arthur E. Folger, on account of injuries received while in the service as a member of the Illinois Naval Reserve, seven hundred and 00-100 ($700.00) dollars.

To Albert L. Lincoln, as executor of the last will and testament of Mary Lewis Williams, deceased, on account of inheritance tax collected erroneously and paid into the State treasury, two hundred twentyeight and 04-100 ($228.04) dollars.

To Francis J. McNally, for damages to house and lot by blasting in the quarry at the Illinois State Penitentiary at Joliet, eight hundred and 00-100 ($800.00) dollars.

To Emma Bartholomae, on account of inheritance tax collected erroneously and paid into the State treasury, five thousand four hundred fourteen and 07-100 ($5,414.07) dollars.

To Childers and Lillienstein, on account of contract price for horse sold to the State for use at the Soldiers' Orphans' Home at Normal, Illinois, one hundred ninety-two and 50-100 ($192.50) dollars.

To Barrow, Wade, Guthrie & Co., on account of bill for services in auditing the books in the office of the Insurance Superintendent, three thousand two hundred ninety-three and 89-100 ($3,293.89) dollars.

To Beatrice Alice Poole Souberbielle and Adrien Souberbielle, administratrix and administrator, respectively, with the will annexed of the estate of Mariano Edouard Souberbielle, deceased, on account of inheritance tax collected erroneously and paid into the State treasury, one thousand thirty-six and 48-100 ($1,036.48) dollars.

To Charles H. Taylor, for damages to house and lot by blasting in the quarry at the Illinois State Penitentiary at Joliet, five hundred and 00-100 ($500.00) dollars.

To Anna Magan, on account of inheritance tax collected erroneously and paid into the State treasury, seven hundred seventy-six and 99-100 ($776.99) dollars.

To William H. Pattison and Lucien E. Harding, executors of the last will and testament of Samuel S. Frowe, deceased, on account of inheritance tax collected erroneously and paid into the State treasury, one hundred ninety and 00-100 ($190.00) dollars.

To Celinda McCullough, administratrix, and John McCullough, administrator of the estate of Jas. S. McCullough, deceased, on account of costs advanced by James S. McCullough, former State

Auditor, during his life time in suit vs. James S. McCullough and others, nine hundred thirty-six and 60-100 ($936.60) dollars. To Mary Badgley Wells, on account of inheritance tax collected erroneously and paid into the State treasury, forty-six and 70-100 ($46.70) dollars. To Bradford Wells, on account of inheritance tax collected erroneously and paid into the State treasury, eight hundred eighty-six and 09-100 ($886.09) dollars. To Mildred Wells Carton, on account of inheritance tax collected erroneously and paid into the State treasury, twenty-three and 35-100 ($23.35) dollars. To Mary Jane Hess, on account of inheritance tax collected erroneously and paid into the State treasury, eight hundred seven and 60-100 ($807.60) dollars. To Elizabeth Ullman, on account of inheritance tax collected erroneously and paid into the State treasury, nine hundred seventeen and 08-100 ($917.08) dollars. To Cordova L. Peniston, executor of the last will and testament of May Buckingham, deceased, on account of inheritance tax collected erroneously and paid into the State treasury, four thousand two hundred sixteen and 98-100 ($4,216.98) dollars. To S. L. James, on account of inheritance tax moneys paid into the State treasury by him as county treasurer by mistake, fourteen and 40-100 ($14.40) dollars. To Ella L. Bernard, on account of money invested in purchase of o for a quilt at Elgin State Hospital, ten and 41-100 ($10.41) ollars. To W. M. Allen Son & Co., on account of refund of moneys deposited with Board of Administration on building contract for buildings at Chicago State Hospital, five thousand nine hundred fifty and 00-100 ($5,950.00) dollars. § 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant on the State treasury in favor of said persons and companies, respectively, for the amounts herein appropriated, upon a proper certification by the Court of Claims and approval of the Governor, payable out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

RELIEF—VAN ROY BARNES, INJURIES. Preamble. § 2. How drawn. § 1. Appropriates $1,500.

(House BILL No. 14. Approved JUNE 28, 1915.)

AN ACT making an appropriation for the relief of Van Roy Barnes,

WHEREAs, Van Roy Barnes, while on duty as a carpenter and repair man in the steam department of the University of Illinois changing locks on certain University of Illinois buildings and employed by the State of Illinois, received severe personal injuries as a result of the dangerous and unsafe condition of a certain cellar stairway in said University building and under the control of the University of Illinois, on the 21st day of July, A. D. 1914; the injuries so received being permanent and received while in the line of duty as employe of the State, therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That there be and there hereby is appropriated the sum of fifteen hundred ($1,500) dollars for the relief of Van Roy Barnes, who received severe personal injuries as a result of the dangerous and unsafe condition of a certain cellar stairway in a building of the University of Illinois on the 21st day of July, A. D. 1914. The injuries so received being permanent and received while in the line of duty as employe of the said State.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts of the State of Illinois is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer of the State of Illinois for the said sum of fifteen hundred ($1,500) dollars in favor of the said Van Roy Barnes, and the State Treasurer shall pay the same out of funds in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

RELIEF—HANNAH BRUCE, MEDICAL EXPENSES. § 1. Appropriates $2,600.00. § 2. How drawn. (SENATE BILL No. 425. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1915.) AN ACT making an appropriation for the relief of Hannah A. Bruce, mother of Ethel Bruce.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of two thousand six hundred dollars ($2,600.00) be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the benefit of Hannah A. Bruce, mother of Ethel Bruce, to repay said Hannah A. Bruce for the medical, surgical and other expenses occasioned to Ethel Bruce, of the city of Chicago, county of Cook, who is suffering from permanent injuries received which are practically incurable and which injuries were received by her in the D. R. Cameron school, city of Chicago, by having her spine broken while attending said school as a pupil and which school is under jurisdiction of the board of education of Chicago.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer for the amount set forth in section 1 hereof, in favor of said Hannah A. Bruce, the mother of Ethel Bruce, payable out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the State Treasurer is hereby authorized to pay the same.

APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

RELIEF—KATHRYN CULVER, ASSIGNEE CULVER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. Preamble. § 2. How drawn.

§ 1. Appropriates $725.68. (SENATE Bill No. 45. Approved JUNE 14, 1915.) AN ACT making an appropriation for the relief of Kathryn Culver, assignee of the Culver Construction Company. WHEREAs, in October and November 1904, the Culver Construction company of Springfield, Illinois, made certain repairs to the National

Lincoln Monument at Springfield at the cost to said company of seven hundred twenty-five and 68-100 dollars, for which a bill was promptly rendered to the Lincoln Monument Commission, but for which no compensation has been made; and WHEREAs, on the 4th day of August 1907 the said Lincoln Monument Commission, by proper action shown upon its records, decided to advise the said Culver Construction Company to prepare a bill covering the amount and submit the same to the Legislature, and further that the trustees of said commission would aid in securing its passage, but no such bill for appropriation was prepared or submitted; and WHEREAs, claim for said amount was filed in the Court of Claims of the State of Illinois on the 10th day of February 1912, and upon hearing, the court, on the 19th day of November 1914, disallowed the said claim on the sole ground that more than two years elapsed between the making of said repairs and filing claim therefor in the Court of Claims, and in its opinion the said Court of Claims did find and declare that the said Culver Construction Company had rendered valuable services to the State for which it should be compensated to the extent of said claim, and that the refusal of said court to make an award should not preclude the company from seeking recovery from the Legislature; and WHEREAs, Kathryn Culver, widow of the late General James S. Culver, has succeeded to all rights of the Culver Construction Company to said claim, therefore: SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That there be and hereby is appropriated for the relief of said Kathryn Culver, the sum of seven hundred twenty-five and 68-100 dollars. § 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant on the State Treasurer of the State of Illinois, in favor of said Kathryn Culver for said sum to be paid out of any money in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated. APPROVED June 14th, 1915.

RELIEF—ROSE H. FARMER, VERNE KELLEY AND INEZ GOODWIN–DEATHS. Preamble. § 2. How drawn. i 1. Appropriates $9500 to persons named. (House BILL No. 393. Approved JUNE 14, 1915.)

AN ACT for an appropriation for the payment of damages for the deaths, respectively, of Rose H. Farmer, Verne Kelley and Inez Goodwin. WHEREAs, Rose H. Farmer, Werne Kelley and Inez Goodwin, while passing over and upon, and being upon a certain public bridge, in a public street, in the village of Utica, in the county of LaSalle, and State of Illinois, on the fourth day of July A. D. 1910, were and each of them was injured and killed, because of and by reason of the collapse of said bridge, and, WHEREAs, said bridge was the property of the State of Illinois, and spanned the Illinois and Michigan Canal at said village of Utica, and was thrown open to and used by the general public, at the express invitation

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