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RELIEF-COURT OF CLAIMS.

1. Appropriates $202,983.33-Desig- § 2. How drawn. nates claimants.

(HOUSE BILL No. 825. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1923.)

AN ACT to make appropriations for certain claims against the State of Illinois, in conformity with recommendations and awards made by the Court of Claims, to certain persons, firms, corporations and copartnerships named therein.

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

SECTION 1. That there be and is hereby appropriated the sum of two hundred and two thousand nine hundred and eighty-three and thirty-three one hundredths dollars, to pay claims, in conformity with awards and recommendations made by the Court of Claims to the following named persons, firms, corporations and co-partnerships, and in the amounts as indicated, following:

Frank Fitzsimmons, doing business under the name and
style of Fitzsimmons Construction Company, on ac-
count of damages and claims arising out of certain
repairs to the Capitol building, and the contract there-
for, dated November 29, 1915, authorized by Act of
the 49th General Assembly, (Laws, 1915, p. 35)....
William Plackett, compensation on account of personal
injuries received March 20, 1919, by accident arising
out of and in the course of his employment as janitor
at the Illinois State Normal University, Normal, Illi-
nois, when he fell through a skylight, which he was
washing..

Interstate Iron and Steel Company, refund of a portion.
of its corporation franchise tax for the taxable year,
commencing July 1, 1920..
J. Will Hunsaker, compensation on account of personal
injuries received December 29, 1920, by accident arising
out of and in the course of his employment as a mill-
wright under the Department of Public Works and
Buildings, while engaged in assisting to install a lime-
stone crusher at the Southern Illinois Penitentiary at
Menard ..

Monroe Binder Board Company, refund of corporation
franchise tax for the taxable year, commencing July 1,
1921 ...

Western Electric Company, Inc., damages on account of refusal of supervising architect to accept seven cedar poles, shipped to Menard, Illinois, pursuant to order of the supervising architect, No. C-676, requisition No. 65, dated February 10, 1921....

First Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago, trustee of the estate of George L. Carman, deceased, refund under section 25 of the inheritance tax law, of inheritance

$8,998.49

3,001.00

99.05

2,000.00

167.08

170.57

taxes assessed and paid in the estate of George L. Carman, deceased

.....

Interest, 3% per annum, from Aug. 8, 1914..

$54.10
14.43

Public Service Company of Northern Illinois, for water
furnished Illinois State Reformatory, Pontiac, Octo-
ber, 1920 ...

Central Trust Company of Illinois, executor of the will
of George H. Clarke, deceased, refund under section
25 of the inheritance tax law, of inheritance taxes as-
sessed and paid in the estate of George H. Clarke, de-
ceased ...
. $5,228.24
Interest, 3% per annum, from July 20, 1920.. 462.26

James C. Davis, director general of railroads and agent
of the United States under the transportation Act of
1920, for the account of the Chicago, Peoria and St.
Louis Railroad Company, freight charges for trans-
portation of coal during March and April, 1918, over
the Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railroad, to the Illi-
nois School for the Deaf, at Jacksonville, Illinois...
Esther Friedlander, Minnie Wolff and Allan G. Fried-
lander, executors of the will of Gustav Friedlander, for
the use of Ether Friedlander, refund under section 25
of the inheritance tax law, of inheritance taxes as-
sessed and paid in the estate of Gustav Fried-
lander
....$1,107.73

Interest, 3% per annum, from June 12, 1917. 199.87

Logan Baker, compensation for injuries sustained De-
cember 7, 1920, by accident arising out of and in the
course of his employment as an inspector in the Di-
vision of Fish and Game...

Matilda Moor, compensation for injuries received in
September, 1919, by accident arising out of and in the
course of her employment as a domestic at the Illi-
nois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.....
Eben P. Clapp, refund of inheritance taxes erroneously
paid in the estate of Mary N. Clapp, deceased...
Eben P. Clapp, as guardian of Matthew N. Clapp, refund
of inheritance taxes erroneously paid in the estate of
Mary N. Clapp, deceased ....
Swift and Company, merchandise sold and delivered to
the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Quincy, Illi-
nois, from September 29, 1920, to December 7, 1920...
American Eagle Fire Insurance Company, refund of in-
surance privilege tax paid to the Department of Trade
and Commerce, May 18, 1921, for the taxable year end-
in June 30, 1922.

68.53

941.59

5,690.50

288.65

1,307.60

300.00

200.00

1,988.13

3,976.30

607.75

2,125.16

Minnie B. Moore, refund under section 25 of the inheritance tax law of a portion of the inheritance taxes assessed and paid in the estate of David B. Googins, deceased ...

$569.98

Interest, 3% per annum, from Dec. 10, 1919 60.85

John Ohmsgerds, compensation for injuries to his feet,
received September 4, 1921, at the Illinois State Peni-
tentiary, Joliet, when being a guard at said institution,
he was attacked by convicts and jumped from one of
the galleys to the ground floor, three floors below, to
escape
Merchants' Loan and Trust Company, as administrator

of the estate of Lilly Billow, deceased, refund of in-
heritance taxes erroneously paid in the estate of Lilly
Billow, deceased .....
Sophie Jones, on account of the brutal murder of her
husband, June 15, 1922, an officer at the Illinois State
Reformatory, by an inmate of the reformatory..
Legal guardian of Joseph Martin Jones, minor child of
said John S. Jones, on account of the murder of said
John S. Jones, as above stated in the preceding para-
graph

Northern Trust Company, trustee under the will of Ed-
ward W. McCready, deceased, and Caroline P. Mc-
Cready, refund under section 25 of the inheritance tax
law, of a portion of the inheritance tax assessed and
paid in the estate of Edward W. McCready, upon cer-
tain contingent or defeasible interests created by his
will ....
$3,230.33

Interest, 3% per annum from March 12, 1920 320.07

Merchants Loan and Trust Company, trustee under the will of Frederick Whitney Newhall, deceased, refund under section 25 of the inheritance tax law, of a portion of the inheritance tax assessed and paid in the estate of Frederick Whitney Newhall, deceased.... $179.46 Interest, 3% per annum, from Oct. 16, 1916 36.13

Louis J. Bader and Charles F. Loesch, trustees under
the will of John Bader, deceased, refund under section
25 of the inheritance tax law, of inheritance taxes as-
sessed and paid in the estate of John Bader, de-
ceased
$413.68
Interest, 3% per annum, from June 19, 1914.. 112.03

...

J. S. Lovellette, on account of the death of his wife, who as a housemother at the St. Charles School for Boys was murdered by one Franklin Gossett, an inmate thereof, on February 11, 1921...

630.83

1,500.00

3,159.94

5,000.00

2,500.00

3,550.40

215.59

525.71

1,500.00

John D. Smiddy, compensation for personal injuries re-
ceived April 9, 1918, when as a guard at the Illinois
State Reformatory, at Pontiac, he was assaulted by an
inmate, and also compensation for injuries received No-
vember 25, 1918, when he was brutally assaulted by a
member of a squad of prisoners in his charge from the
Illinois State Penitentiary, at Joliet, who were digging
a sewer ditch at the State School and Colony, at Dixon,
Illinois ...
Albert Williamson, compensation for personal injuries
sustained February 28, 1921, while in the employ of the
State at the Watertown State Hospital, when a block of
ice which he was helping to unload fell against his leg,
breaking it, leaving permanent injuries...
Margaret Pearson, administratrix of the estate of Mau-
ritz Lindstrom, deceased, compensation on account of
the death of said decedent, when certain scaffolding
erected in the course of the construction of the new
penitentiary, at Joliet, fell, on December 1, 1921, killing
four men, including said decedent, then on the scaffold-
ing, as carpenters employed by the State....
Margaret Pearson, administratrix of the estate of Eric
Lindstrom, deceased, compensation on account of the
death of said decedent when certain scaffolding erected
in the course of the construction of the new peniten-
tiary at Joliet, fell on December 1, 1921, killing four
men, including said decedent, then on the scaffolding
as carpenters employed by the State...
Minnie D. Johnson, compensation for the death of her
husband, Nels Johnson, when certain scaffolding which
had been erected in the course of the construction of
the new penitentiary at Joliet, and upon which said
Nels Johnson was working as a carpenter employed by
the State, fell, on December 1, 1921, killing four men,
including the said Nels Johnson....
Gust Carlson, administrator of the estate of Charles
Nelson, deceased, compensation for the death of the
said Charles Nelson, when certain scaffolding erected
in the course of the construction of the new peniten-
tiary at Joliet, fell, on December 1, 1921, killing four
men, including said Charles Nelson, then on the scaf-
folding as carpenters employed by the State......
Joseph H. Hartley, compensation for personal injuries
received June 10, 1921, when struck by lightning while
in the employ of the State directing and overseeing
the operation of a large ditching machine, within a
short distance and in the course of the construction of
the new penitentiary, at Joliet.....
Dr. J. Whitfield Smith, compensation for medical services
performed by claimant at the Illinois Soldiers' Or-

4,000.00

1,500.00

1,875.00

1,875.00

3,750.00

3.750.00

1,500.00

phans' Home, at Normal, Illinois, at the request of its managing officer, during the period commencing March 22, 1919, and ending June 24, 1921... Samuel B. McDaniels, compensation for personal injuries sustained March 13, 1922, while employed as a guard at the Illinois State Penitentiary, at Joliet, when he was attacked by one of the prisoners and hit upon the right hand by a rock thrown by said prisoner, breaking one of the bones of the third finger and also one of the bones of the little finger, leaving permanent injury.... Frank L. Kness, compensation for injuries received by claimant in the line of his duties as a guard at the Illinois State Penitentiary, at Joliet, when, on July 4, 1921, he was attacked by a prisoner with a butcher knife and severely cut about the face, leaving unsightly

scars ..

Raymond M. Kettering, administrator of the estate of
Maud Helen Kettering, deceased, compensation on ac-
count of injuries sustained by said Maud Helen Ketter-
ing, November 15, 1921, and January 30, 1922, while
employed as a housemaid at the Woman's Dormitory
of the Illinois State Normal University, at Normal, Illi-
nois
Edith Shotwell, compensation, to which her husband,

Louis F. Shotwell, now deceased, was entitled, on ac-
count of personal injuries sustained September 10,
1917, and September 21, 1920, in the course of his
employment as a guard at the Illinois State Peniten-
tiary, at Joliet, when attacked by convicts.
Edward J. Birk, Frank J. Birk, Amelia Birk, executors
of the will of Jacob Birk, deceased, refund of a por-
tion of the inheritance tax erroneously paid in the
estate of Jacob Birk, deceased.

A. L. Deaton, compensation for personal injuries sustained November 18, 1921, while employed as engineer in the office of the Secretary of State, when, in attempting to put certain dressing or grease on the steel cables from which hang the elevator in the south wing of the Capitol Building, his hand became caught between the drum and the steel cable over and around it, throwing him violently over the said drum, tearing off his entire left hand except the thumb, and causing numerous other injuries ...

Western Electric Company, for electric motor starter panels sold and delivered to the Department of Public Works and Buildings, pursuant to its order dated June 4, 1920 ....

Anna Peters, executrix of the will of Fred Peters, deceased, refund under section 25 of the inheritance tax law, of inheritance taxes assessed and paid in the estate

1,065.00

500.00

1,000.00

1,170.13

1,250.00

282.49

4,000.00

570.96

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