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mile necessarily traveled in going to the peniteniary from the place of conviction for the first convict so conveyed, fifteen cents per mile for the second convict so conveyed; ten cents per mile for each of the residue.$ For conveying to reformatory:

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25,000

For conveying offenders to the Illinois State Reformatory at Pontiac, and to and from the reformatory in cases of new trials, or when used as witnesses in cases, such payments in each case to be ascertained and paid in the same manner above required for the conveying of prisoners to the penitentiary... .$ 25,000 For conveying delinquent boys to the St. Charles School for Boys: For conveying delinquent boys to the St. Charles School for Boys and to and from the St. Charles School for Boys in cases of new trials or when used as witnesses in cases, such payments in each case to be ascertained and paid in the same manner above required for the conveying of prisoners to the penitentiary.. $ For conveying female offenders to the State Training School for Girls: For conveying female offenders to the State Training School for Girls and to and from the State Training School for Girls in cases of new trials or when used as witnesses in cases, such payments in each case to be ascertained and paid in the same manner above required for the conveying of prisoners to the penitentiary. . . . . For transfer of insane criminals:

For the payment of expenses of the transfer of any insane. person or persons to the Illinois Asylum for Insane Criminals, either from any of the other State institutions or upon the order or mittimus of any of the several State courts

25,000

12,000

.$ 2,000

§ 9. No disbursements from appropriations herein made shall be made for rental of office or other space, buildings or land, except in pursuance of a written lease entered into by the Department of Public Works and Buildings and the owner or authorized agent of the property. Such lease shall in no event extend beyond June 30, 1925, except that the lease may contain a renewal clause subject to acceptance by the State after that date. A copy of such lease or leases shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State within thirty days after

execution.

§10. Amounts paid from appropriations herein made for personal service of any officer or employe of the State, either temporary or regular, shall be considered as full payment for all services rendered between the dates specified in the payroll or other voucher and no additional sum shall be paid to such officer or employe from any lump sum appropriations, appropriation for extra help or other purpose or any accumulated balances in specific appropriations, which payments would constitute in fact an additional payment for work already performed and for which remuneration had already been made.

§ 11. Payments for personal service except for positions specified in all appropriation Acts shall be made in conformity with schedules and amendments thereto submitted by the respective officers and approved by the Department of Finance before becoming effective. Such schedules and amendments thereto may set up groups of employment showing the approximate number to be employed, with fixed or minimum and maximum salary rates.

§ 12. When an appropriation is made for personal service for specific positions at a fixed rate or at a rate not to exceed a certain amount the incumbents of such positions at the time the appropriation law goes into effect, shall be paid at such rate in full and a smaller rate may be paid to persons entering upon the duties of such positions after such appropriation law goes into effect.

§ 13. Whenever any appropriation for contingencies is herein made, no contract shall be entered into or obligation incurred for the expenditure of such appropriation until after the purpose and amount of such expenditure have been approved in writing by the Governor. § 14. The appropriations herein made shall be subject to all the provisions, conditions and limitations of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, as amended.

APPROVED May 17, 1923.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND BUILDINGS-ILLINOIS
WATERWAY.

§ 1. Re-appropriates $19,000,000.

§ 2. Subject to State Finance Act.

(HOUSE BILL No. 219. APPROVED MAY 3. 1923.)

AN ACT making a re-appropriation for the construction of "The Illinois Waterway" and its appurtenances.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: There is hereby re-appropriated to the Department of Public Works and Buildings, payable from the Waterway Fund, the following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary for expenditures in connection with "The Illinois Waterway" and its appurtenances, as follows:

for

For the construction of "The Illinois Waterway" and its appurtenances, Whether by contract or by the direct employment of services, labor, materials and equipment and for the payment property taken or damaged in the construction, operation or maintenance of "The Illinois Waterway" and its appurtenances; the repair, replacement or reconstruction of public bridges along the line of "The Illinois Waterway"; altering, rebuilding or reconstructing existing drainage or sewer systems which will be destroyed or materially interferred with in the construction of "The Illinois Waterway" and its appurtenances in accordance with the provisions of "An Act in relation to the construction, operation and maintenance of a deep waterway from the water power plant of the Sanitary District of Chicago at or near Lockport to a point. in the Illinois River at or near Utica, and for the development and utilization of the water power thereof," approved June 17, 1919. $19,000,000.00.

§ 2. The appropriation herein made is subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, as amended.

APPROVED May 3, 1923.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND BUILDINGS-LEVEE AT BEARDSTOWN.

$ 3. How drawn.

§ 1.

Appropriates $350,000.

§ 2. How expended.

(HOUSE BILL No. 299. FILED JULY 7. 1923.)

AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Public Works and Buildings, for the purposes of protecting the city of Beardstown, Illinois, from the flood waters of the Illinois River by widening, raising, strengthening, improving, repairing, building and constructing levees in or around the city of Beardstown, Illinois.

WHEREAS, The city of Beardstown, Illinois, is a city incorporated under the laws of Illinois and is sitauted on the Illinois River about eighty (80) miles from the point of confluence of the said Illinois River with the Mississippi River and until the conditions hereinafter mentioned existed, was a desirable and suitable residence and business city, and

WHEREAS, The said city has a population of approximately eight thousand (8,000) inhabitants and covers an area of approximately one and one-half miles square; that its citizens have built churches and other public buildings, including school buildings suitable to accommodate its present school population of approximately nineteen hundred (1900) children of school age, and

WHEREAS, The said city is inhabited in a greater part by citizens who are dependent upon their daily labor for their means of support and a predominating majority of the citizens have acquired homes and have made said city their permanent residence, and

WHEREAS, The said city is located upon an elevated flat having an area of approximately two square miles, having the Illinois River on its northerly side and being entirely surrounded by low lands and marshes; the said city being located on lands having an elevation from four hundred thirty-nine (439) to four hundred sixty (460) feet Memphis datum; the low water stage of the Illinois River being four hundred twenty-seven and twenty-five hundredths (427.25) feet Memphis datum, and

WHEREAS, The said city is located on route 31 of the State-wide hard road system of the State of Illinois, and is the point where said route 31 crosses the Illinois River over a wagon bridge constructed, maintained and operated by the said city of Beardstown, and

WHEREAS, In the year 1889, there was passed by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, an Act under which was created the Sanitary District of Chicago, which Act permitted and required the flowage of water from Lake Michigan into the Illinois River of approximately ten thousand (10,000) cubic feet per second, and

WHEREAS, By Acts passed from time to time by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, the said State has encouraged the reclamation of swamp and overflow lands by constructing levees, drainage systems and pumping plants, and

WHEREAS, In pursuance to said Acts the Sanitary District of Chicago has actually constructed a channel from Lake Michigan to the Illinois River and for several years last part is turning a flowage of water of approximately ten thousand (10,000) cubic feet per second from Lake Michigan into the Illinois River and sixty-nine (69) drainage and levee districts have been constructed along either side of the Illinois River reclaiming approximately three hundred twenty-four thousand (324,000) acres of the overflowed lands of said valley, and

WHEREAS, In the construction of the said channel by the said Sanitary District of Chicago and the organization of drainage districts for the reclamation of the overflowed lands in the Illinois River valley, the flood waters have been increased in volume and the flowage thereof has been seriously obstructed so that the said river, in flood times, obtains a flood stage much higher than it obtained previous to the construction of the works herein above mentioned, and

WHEREAS, In the spring of 1922 owing to the improved drainage, additional flowage of water from Lake Michigan into the Illinois River and the construction of levees along either side of the Illinois River, the flood water obtained a flood stage of twenty-five and one tenth (25.1) feet of four hundred fifty-two and two tenths (452.2) feet Memphis datum, inundating and overflowing eigthy-five (85) per cent of the area within the corporate limits of the city of Beardstown, causing damage to the extent of approximately one million dollars ($1,000,000.00), driving the families from their homes and endangering the life and health of its citizens, rendering travel upon the highways, including the said State highway, impossible, and

WHEREAS, The flood waters rose to such an elevation that the municipal wagon bridge spanning the Illinois River at the said city of Beardstown, Illinois, was in danger of destruction from the floods and rendered it necessary that the said wagon bridge be raised, repaired and rebuilt, which will necessitate an expenditure by the said city of approximately one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00), and

WHEREAS, Investigation as to the quantity of water discharged down the Illinois valley and the rainfall of the water shed draining into the Illinois River valley above Beardstown shows that the rainfall and the flowage was not as great in volume over the same period of time as during previous flood stages of the river before the conditions herein above set out were created, and that the unprecedented flood stage was caused by the agencies constructed and encouraged under the laws of the state of Illinois, and

WHEREAS, The citizens of the city of Beardstown have been advis ed by competent and reliable hydraulic engineers and by the Department of Waterways of the State of Illinois that there will be a frequent recurrence of floods along the Illinois River valley which will equal the flood stage obtained by the river in 1922 and that floods may be ex

pected which will greatly exceed the flood stage obtained in 1922; that said citizens have been advised and warned by said hydraulic engineers and said Department of Waterways that floods may reasonably be expected which will exceed said flood stage thirty (30) per cent, which floods will cause a complete overflow of all land within said city and destroy conservatively fifty (50) per cent of the property within said city and render the same uninhabitable, and

WHEREAS, The facts above recited make it imperatively necessary that some system of levees be constructed in order to protect the said city from overflows; that the citizens have caused surveys to be made and investigations to be made by competent hydraulic engineers and they are advised that it will require the expenditure of at least three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000.00) to construct the works necessary to protect said city; that when the said works are constructed it will necessitate the readjustment of the sewer systems of said city and the rearrangement thereof, and

WHEREAS, The said city will have exceeded its taxing and bonding powers under the Constitution of the State to secure the necessary funds with which to repair the said wagon bridge and relocate the said sewer system, and consequently be unable to raise money by taxation, issuance of bonds or otherwise with which to do the necessary work of repairing and constructing the levees necessary to protect the said city, and

WHEREAS, The said city during the flood of 1922 was in such financial distress on account of said flood that the citizenship of the State of Illinois in voluntary contributions contributed approximately sixty-four thousand dollars ($64,000.00) for the aid and relief of said citizens, and

WHEREAS, There is no suitable town site near the present location of said city that can be acquired as a refuge, and

WHEREAS, The State of Illinois will be placed to a heavy expense during recurrent floods in order to save the lives and property of its citizens, and

WHEREAS, The State of Illinois, through the General Assembly has, in the past, given relief to the citizens of the State when threatened with like calamities;

THEREFORE, For the purpose of aiding the said city of Beardstown situated in the State of Illinois by so strengthening, raising, building and constructing levees to secure protection from overflow and thereby prevent the destruction of property and the endangering the lives of the citizens and the incurring of expense by the State of Illinois in the future to save the said city from destruction by floods and the consequent destruction of its citizens and loss of life and property, therefore

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. That there is hereby appropriated to the Department of Public Works and Buildings the sum of three hundred fifty thousand dollars ($350,000.00) or so much thereof as may be necessary to

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