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and fifty-three dollars and twenty-nine cents, and the Treasurer shall pay the same out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

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AN ACT to authorize the payment of damages on account of the death of Harry Davy, and to make an appropriation therefor.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the payment of damages resulting from the death of Harry Davy, a guard at the Joliet penitentiary, killed while in the performance of his duty, in the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2500) to his widow, May Davy, is hereby authorized.

§ 2. The said May Davy, widow of the said Harry Davy, shall execute a release in such form as shall be required by the Attorney General, releasing the State from all claim or liability on account of the death of said Harry Davy, and file the same with the Auditor of Public Accounts.

3. For the purpose of paying the claim as herein authorized, the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2500) is hereby appropriated.

4. Upon presentation to the Auditor of Public Accounts of a release as provided herein, said Auditor of Public Accounts shall issue his warrant upon the State Treasurer in the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500), payable to May Davy, the widow of Harry Davy, deceased, and the State Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to pay the same out of any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

RELIEF-ROSCOE L. DRENNAN.

§ 2. How drawn.

1. Appropriates $4.000.00.

(SENATE BILL NO. 529. APPROVED JUNE 23, 1919.)

AN ACT for the relief of Roscoe L. Drennan, and making an appropriation therefor.

WHEREAS: Roscoe L. Drennan, a bona fide enlisted man in the Illinois National Guard acting under competent orders of the commander-in-chief, attended a camp of instruction in 1912; and

WHEREAS: He contracted infantile paralysis while at said camp of instruction; and

WHEREAS: The medical board found that he had contracted said disease while on duty at said camp of instruction; and

WHEREAS: Said disease has deprived said Drennan of the use

of his legs, thus rendering him practically helpless; and

WHEREAS: Application to the Court of Claims cannot now made because of the fact that more than two years have elapsed si said Drennan became afflicted with said disease; now, therefore

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illine represented in the General Assembly: The sum of four thousand d lars ($4,000) is hereby appropriated for the relief of said Roscoe Drennan.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized a directed to draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer in favor said Roscoe L. Drennan for the sum herein appropriated.

APPROVED June 23, 1919.

RELIEF-EAST ST. LOUIS RIOT.

§ 1. Appropriates $27,550.00.

(HOUSE BILL NO. 380.

§ 2. How drawn. FILED JULY 11, 1919.)

AN ACT making an appropriation to reimburse and pay to certain pe sons, firms and corporations the sums of money paid out and a vanced by them to defray the expenses of gathering evidence an defraying the expenses of prosecuting persons who committed crime on July 2, 1917, in St. Clair County, Illinois.

WHEREAS, On July 2, 1917, a race riot occurred between men bers of the white race and members of the colored race in East Si Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois, in which many scores of people los their lives and many scores of buildings were burned by incendiar fires; and,

WHEREAS, It became important that those committed crimes in connection with said East St. Louis riot should be prosecuted and punished under the criminal laws of the State for the purpose o bringing about a reign of law and order in St. Clair County and act as a deterrent to others; and,

WHEREAS, The county officials of St. Clair County and the city officials of East St. Louis were not equipped to handle the vast amount of work necessary to be done to bring about successful prosecutions of those who committed crimes in connection with said riot; and,

WHEREAS, Said riot having taken place subsequent to the adjournment of the Fiftieth General Assembly and there having been no appropriation made to the department of the Attorney General of Illinois to handle this extra expense; and,

WHEREAS, Divers persons, firms and corporations subscribed and paid $27,550 toward the expense of gathering evidence and the general expenses incurred in the prosecution of crimes committed on July 2, 1917, in the said East St. Louis riot; and,

WHEREAS, The said persons, firms and corporations should be reimbursed and paid the several sums of money which each of them contributed to the purposes aforesaid; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That there is hereby appropriated to the several persons, firms and corporations hereinafter

Luned, the sum of $27,550 or so much thereof as may be necessary to imburse and pay to them the money advanced by each of them toward e payment of the expenses of collecting evidence and the expenses of e prosecution of crimes committed July 2, 1917, in St. Clair County, incis, in connection with the East St. Louis riot. There is hereby tropriated to each of the persons, firms and corporations hereinafter ined the several sums set opposite the names of each of them, which amounts represent the amount contributed by each of said per$28, firms and corporation for the purposes aforesaid:

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§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized a directed to draw his warrants and the State Treasurer is hereby rected to pay said warrants in favor of the several said persons, fir and corporations above named for the several amounts set oppos each of said names.

FILED July 11, 1919.

The Governor having failed to return this bill to the General Assembly duri its session, and having failed to file it in my office. with his objections, within t days after the adjournment of the General Assembly, it has thereby become a la Witness my hand this 11th day of July, A. D. 1919. LOUIS L. EMMERSON, Secretary of State.

RELIEF FRED D. NELLIS COAL COMPANY.
§ 2. How drawn.

$ 1. Appropriates $10,500.00.

(HOUSE BILL No. 685. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to make an appropriation for the Fred D. Nellis Co Company.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinoi represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of ten thousan five hundred dollars ($10,500.00), or so much thereof as may b necessary, is hereby appropriated to pay and reimburse the Fred I Nellis Coal Company for work and labor performed and to reimburs it for the performance of a contract for certain work on the Ohi Levee at Cairo, Illinois, under contract with the Rivers and Lake Commission of the State of Illinois authorized by law.

Upon the presentation of a proper voucher approved b the Governor, the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant on the State Treasurer for the paymen of such sum as the Governor shall certify to be due, to reimburse and compensate the said Fred D. Nellis Coal Company on account of said contract, and the State Treasurer shall pay the same out of any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

§ 1. Appropriates $4,000.00 Gillett.

RELIEF-FRED H. GILLETT AND THOMAS J. SHERIDAN.
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§ 3. Appropriates $2,000.00 Thomas J. Sheridan.

§ 2. How drawn.

SENATE BILL NO. 117.

$ 4. How drawn. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT for the relief of Fred H. Gillett and Thomas J. Sheridan, and making appropriations therefor.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: The sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) is hereby appropriated for the relief of Fred H. Gillet,

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 aid Fred H. Gillet for the sum herein appropriated.

§3. The sum of $2,000.00 is hereby appropriated for the relief of Thomas J. Sheridan who was seriously injured while engaged in the performance of his duties as a guard at the Illinois State Penitentiary at Joliet.

$4. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer in favor of Thomas J. Sheridan for the sum herein appropriated.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

RELIEF HOWARD C. LOUTHAN.

1. Appropriates $1,488.70 to Howard C. Louthan.

(HOUSE BILL NO. 320. APPROVED JUNE 28. 1919.)

AN ACT entitled, "An Act to make an appropriation to refund Howard C. Louthan, money which he was compelled through an error to pay to the State of Illinois as inheritance tax in the estate of Lucinda B. Pike, deceased."

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of one thousand, four hundred and eighty-eight and 70/100 ($1,488.70) dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated out of money in the treasury in the State of Illinois for the purpose of paying and refunding to Howard C. Louthan, executor in the Estate of Lucinda B. Pike, deceased, the amount which he was compelled to pay to the State of Illinois, through an erroneous and excessive inheritance tax appraisement made in said estate, said tax being held erroneous on an appeal from the appraisement to the County Court of Cook County, Illinois, and the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby directed to draw his warrant in behalf of said Howard C. Louthan, executor, for the said sum of one thousand, four hundred and eighty-eight and 70/100 ($1,488.70) dollars, the same to be paid out of any funds in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

RELIEF FREDERICK W. MATTHIESEN.

1. Appropriates $25,252.39.

§ 2. How drawn.

(HOUSE BILL No. 600. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT making an appropriation 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 paid in the estate of the said Frederick W. Matthiesen, deceased, through error.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: The sum of twenty-five thousand

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