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two hundred and fifty-two dollars and thirty-nine cents is appropriated to F. W. Matthiesen, Jr., and Adele M. Blow, executors of the last will and testament of Frederick W. Matthiesen, deceased, to reimburse said executors for inheritance taxes in said estate, amounting to said sum of twenty-five thousand two hundred and fifty-two dollars and thirty-nine cents, which said executors were compelled to pay the State of Illinois through erroneous and excessive tax assessment made in said estate.

$ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby directed to draw his warrant on the State Treasurer in favor of F. W. Matthiesen, Jr., and Adele M. Blow, executors for the last will and testament of Frederick W. Matthiesen, deceased, for the said sum of twenty-five thousand two hundred and fifty-two dollars and thirty-nine cents.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

RELIEF-FREDA REIDEL.

(HOUSE BILL No. 387.

§ 1. Appropriates $5.000.00.

$ 2. How drawn.

APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.) An Act making an appropriation for the payment of damages for

the death of Freda Reidel. WHEREAS: Freda Reidel, on or about the 6th day of July, A. D. 1916, was drowned in the swimming pool of the Starved Rock State Park, near Utica, in La Salle County, Illinois; and,

WHEREAS: The Starved Rock State Park is a State preserve and contains among other things a large swimming or bathing pool, operated by the State for hire through a concessioner, who was at all times subject to the orders, restrictions and management of the Illinois Park Commission which at that time was the governing body of said park, for the amusement and recreation of the patrons of said park; and,

WHEREAS: The said Freda Reidel, on the day aforesaid, in company with four other persons went to said Starved Rock State Park for amusement and recreation and while there paid the customary and usual fee for the privilege of bathing or swimming in said bathing or swimming pool and entered said bathing or swimming pool for said purpose; and,

WIIEREAS: The bottom of said swimming pool is an inclined plane, the depth of the water gradually increasing from one side there of to the other side from one to eight feet, a rope being stretched across said bathing or swimming pool where the water became about three and one-half feet deep as a line of demarcation between the shallow and the deeper water; and,

WHEREAS: A small raft was in said bathing or swimming pool for the amusement of the bathers; and,

WHEREAS: The said Freda Reidel, while on the raft in said bathing or swimming pool, was seized by a band of ruffians and was pushed therefrom into deep water, the said Freda Reidel being unable to swim, whereby the said Freda Reidel was drowned; and,

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WHEREAS: The State of Illinois failed to keep and maintain proner police protection for the maintenance of order and decorum at said point of danger; and,

WHEREAS: The said Freda Reidel was unmarried; was of the age *1 years and left surviving her, her mother, three sisters, Grace, aged 20, Elsie, aged 13, Marie, aged 11; and her brothers, Joe, married, and William, aged 16, all of whom, except Joe, live at home with their mother as her heirs at law and next of kin; and,

WHEREAS: At the time of her death, the said Freda Reidel was, and for a long time prior thereto had been, engaged as an employee at the Clock Works at Peru, Illinois, receiving wages of sixty dollars per month, which she gave to her mother; and,

WHEREAS: Ralph E. Green is the duly appointed and acting administrator of the estate of said Freda Reidel, deceased; now, 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 to Ralph E. Green, administrator of the estate of Freda Peidel, deceased, the sum of five thousand dollars as damages for the death of the said Freda Reidel.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer of the State of Illinois, pavable to Ralph E. Green, administrator of the estate of Freda Reidel, deceased, for the sum herein appropriated and the treasurer shall pay the same out of any money in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

RELIEF-MRS. PAULINE SMITH. į 1. Appropriates $1,588.80.

$ 2. How drawn. (HOUSE BILL No. 661. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.) Jx Act making an appropriation for the relief of Mrs. Pauline Smith.

WHEREAS: Mrs. Pauline Smith, on May 28, 1918, while employed as a laundress at the Chicago State Hospital, an Illinois State charitable institution, located at Dunning, Illinois, suffered the loss of her entire right arm when the mangle at which she was working was started by a patient of the institution at a time when Mrs. Smith had the housing Imoved and was fixing the apron of the machine; and

WHEREAS: “At the time of the accident the mangle was properly equipped with safety appliances; and

WHEREAS: Mrs. Smith, at the time of the accident, was exercising due care for her own safety and in no manner contributed to the cause of the accident; and

WHEREAS: Mrs. Smith is the mother of five children who are entirely dependent upon her earnings for their support; and

WHEREAS: Mrs. Smith's ability to earn a living for herself and her children is, as a result of the accident, seriously impaired; and

WHEREAS: Both the Industrial Commission and the Court Claims have held that the case presented does not come within the pi visions of the Workmen's Compensation Act; and

WHEREAS: If the case did come within the provisions of that A Mrs. Smith would be entitled to receive, as compensation for her i juries, the sum one thousand five hundred and eighty-eight dollars ai eighty cents ($1588.80), now, therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinoi represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of one thousai five hundred and eighty-eight dollars and eighty cents ($1588.80) appropriated for the relief of Mrs. Pauline Smith.

S 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is authorized and directe to draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer in favor of Mrs. Pauli Smith for the sum hereby appropriated, and the State Treasurer authorized and directed to pay the same out of any funds in the Stat treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

RELIEF-JOSEPH E. THOMPSON.

§ 1. Appropriates $1,763.25.

§ 2. How drawn. . (HOUSE BILL NO. 388. FILED JULY 11, 1919.) An Act making an appropriation to Joseph E. Thompson to compensat

him for damages sustained by reason of a quarantine of LaSall County, Illinois, in the suppression of the foot and mouth disease

WHEREAS: In September, A. D. 1915, Joseph E. Thompson, re siding on a farm owned by him near Earlville in the county of LaSalle and State of Illinois, purchased in the state of Wyoming six hundrei eighteen head of sheep and lambs and placed said sheep and lambs ir railroad cars for transportation to Earlville, in the county of La Salle and State of Illinois; and,

WHEREAS: While said sheep and lambs were in transit from Wvoming and before their arrival at Earlville, Illinois, on account of the alleged prevalence of the foot and mouth disease at a point in said La Salle County, about twenty miles distant from the farm of the said Joseph E. Thompson, the whole of said LaSalle County was placed in quarantine against the entry of live stock therein by the State Board of Live Stock Commissioners; and,

WHEREAS: The said sheep and lambs were purchased from off the ranges of the west and would not eat hay, any kind of grain, or other prepared foods until educated to do so by necessity but thrived upon weeds, coarse grass, and other vegetation and said sheep and lambs were purchased to cat the roughage during the fall and before its destruction in the winter season on the farm of the said Joseph E. Thompson; and,

WHEREAS: On account of said quarantine the said Joseph E. Thompson was prohibited from uploading said sheep and lambs at Earlville or at any other point in La Salle County, but was compelled to send said sheep and lambs to Somonauk, in DeKalb County, Illinois, where said sheep and lambs were unloaded; and,

WHEREAS: The only place the said Joseph E. Thompson could find to care for said sheep and lambs in DeKalb County was at the fair grounds at Sandwich, a distance of about three miles from Somonauk, which said fair grounds contained an acreage of about forty acres but without grass, weeds or roughage available for said sheep and lamps;

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WHEREAS: The quarantine against the entry into La Salle County of live stock was not raised by the State Board of Live Stock Commissioners until on or about the 27th day of October, A. D. 1915, several weeks after said sheep and lambs had been taken to the fair grounds at Sandwich ; and,

WHEREAS: By reason of the fact that said sheep and lambs so confined to the fair grounds, às aforesaid, without roughage such as they were accustomed to and such as they would have received on the farm of the said Joseph E. Thompson, were un-dermined in health and did not gain flesh, some of them dying by reason thereof; and,

WHEREAS: When said quarantine was raised the roughage on the farm of the said Joseph E. Thompson had become withered and frozen and was rendered in large part unfit for the sheep and lambs purchased as aforesaid, and the said Joseph E. Thompson was compelled to dispose of said sheep at a great loss; and,

WHEREAS: The said Joseph E. Thompson has paid the sum of one hundred fifty four dollars for the care of said sheep and lambs at the fair grounds in Sandwich; and,

WHEREAS: By reason aforesaid, the said Joseph E. Thompson has incurred damages in the sum of seventeen hundred sixty-three and twenty-five one hundredths dollars which the State of Illinois ought justly and equitably to pay; now, therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of seventeen hundred sixty-three and twenty-five one hundredth dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to Joseph E. Thompson to compensate him for damages sustained on account of the quarantine against bringing stock into La Salle County.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is directed to draw his wartant in favor of the said Joseph E. Thompson for the sum herein appropriated and the State Treasurer shall pay the same out of any money in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

FILED July 11, 1919.

The Governor having failed to return this bill to the General Assembly during its session, and having failed to file it in my office. with his objections, within ten days after the adjournment of the General Assembly, it has thereby become a law. Witness my hand this 11th day of July, A. D. 1919.

LOUIS L. EMMERSON, Secretary of State,

RELIEF-FAMILY OF JAMES KENT VENNER.

§ 1. Appropriates $3,500.

2. How drawn. (SENATE BILL No. 70. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.) Av Act for the relief of the family of James Kent Venner, deceaser

and making an appropriation therefor. WHEREAS:

James Kent Venner, an employee of the Illinois an Michigan Canal Commissioners at Channahon, Will County, Illinoi while engaged in the duties of his employment on May 13, 1916, wa crushed under the timbers of a falling derrick and suffered injurie which resulted in his death, said accident being the result of the unsaf condition of the derrick about which he was working in the performanc of his usual duties as an employee of the State of Illinois in and abou the Illinois and Michigan Canal banks; and

WHEREAS: On the 22nd day of January, 1917, Robert J. Burk an arbitrator of the Industrial Board of the State of Illinois, havin; heard the facts in the application for an adjustment claim filed b Florence Venner, widow of the said James Kent Venner, and having made careful inquiry and investigation found that the said James Ken Venner was working under the provisions of the Workmen's Compensa iion Act and that the injuries which caused his death arose out of and in the course of his said employment; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly: The sum of three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500) is appropriated for the relief of the family of James Kent Venner, deceased.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is directed to draw his warrant on the State Treasurer in favor of the personal representative of the estate of James Kent Venner, deceased, for the sum of three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500) to be paid out of any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

RELIEF-CHARLES WALTERS.

8 1. Appropriates $1,000.00.

$ 2. How drawn. (HOUSE BILL No. 181. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.) An Act for the relief of Charles Wallers, and making an appropriation

therefor. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: The sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) is hereby appropriated for the relief of Charles Walters, who was seriously injured while engaged in the performance of his duties as a guard at the Illinois State Penitentiary at Joliet.

$ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer in favor of said Charles Walters for the sum herein appropriated.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

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