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For the following positions at not to exceed the annual rates herein specified:

1 Superintendent of library division

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1 Superintendent of general library division ...

1 Reference librarian 1 Cataloger

1 Assistant cataloger

2 Assistant catalogers @ $1,320.

$3,600 per annum

2,400 per annum

1,980 per annum

1,680 per annum

1,500 per annum

2,640 per annum

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§2. Amounts paid from appropriations made in section 1 hereof to any officer or employe of the State, either temporary or regular, for personal services 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 appropriation, appropriations for extra help or other purposes 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.

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

500 per annum

500 per annum

7,500

4,500

29,500

8,000

a smaller rate may be paid to persons entering upon the duties of such positions after such appropriation law goes into effect.

§3. No disbursement from appropriations made in section 1 hereof shall be made for rental of office or other space, buildings or land, except in pursuance of a written lease entered into by the Secretary of State 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 Secretary of 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.

§ 4. This appropriation is subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, as amended. APPROVED May 22, 1923.

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AN ACT making an appropriation to the Secretary of State for alterations and additions to the State Capitol power plant.

WHEREAS, It shall be necessary to make alterations and additions to the State Capitol power plant in order to supply heat, light and power to the centennial building now approaching completion, and

WHEREAS, These alterations and additions cannot be completed before the weather becomes cold unless they are started immediately, now therefore

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: There is appropriated to the Secretary of State the sum of $110,000 for such alterations to and additional equipment for the State Capitol power plant as is necessary to furnish heat, light and power for the centennial building.

§ 2. This appropriation is subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, as amended. § 3. Because of an emergency, this Act shall take effect upon passage.

APPROVED May 3, 1923.

SENATE ELECTION COMMITTEE EXPENSES.

§ 1. Appropriates $7,700.

(SENATE BILL No. 554.

§ 2. How drawn. APPROVED JUNE 25, 1923.)

AN ACT making an appropriation to pay the Senate Elections Committee expenses of the 53rd General Assembly.

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

SECTION 1. The sum of $7,700.00 or so much thereof as is necessary is hereby appropriated to pay the expenses of the Senate Elections Committee of the Fifty-third General Assembly and said sum

so appropriated shall be used for the following purposes and payable to the persons herein designated:

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§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer for the sums specified in section one (1) of this Act, upon the presentation of proper vouchers, and the State Treasurer shall pay the same out of any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated. APPROVED June 25, 1923.

SERVICE RECOGNITION BOARD-EMERGENCY.

1. Appropriates $69.000 salaries and

expenses.

Emergency.

§ 3. Subject to State Finance Act. § 4.

2. Appropriates $5,000 for printing.

(HOUSE BILL No. 634. APPROVED MAY 31, 1923.)

AN ACT making an additional appropriation for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the service recognition board.

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

SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated to the service recognition board the sum of sixty-nine thousand dollars ($69,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, this sum to be apportioned as follows:

For salaries and wages:

3 clerks at $200.00 per month.....
Additional clerks at from $100.00 to $175.00 per

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.$ 1,200.00

30,300.00

. $31,500.00 7,000.00 5,000.00

500.00

For printing, lithographing, selling, transporting

bonds, and incidental expenses connected therewith...... 25,000.00

§ 2. There is hereby appropriated to the Department of Public Works and Buildings for the Division of Printing the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000), for printing, binding, printing paper, cover paper and other paper and stationery supplies to be allotted and furnished to the service recognition board.

§ 3. This appropriation is subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, as amended.

§ 4. In view of the desire of the State of Illinois to pay the compensation to its soldiers and sailors as provided by law at the earliest possible time and in view of the enormous detail work involved in making these payments the appropriation made by the Fifty-second General Assembly for the purpose herein stated has proved to be inadequate to provide for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the service recognition board and this additional appropriation is necessary to provide for these expenses. Therefore an emergency exists and this Act shall take effect upon its passage.

APPROVED May 31, 1923.

SERVICE RECOGNITION BOARD-SOLDIERS' COMPENSATION.
§ 2. Subject to State Finance Act.
APPROVED MAY 24, 1923.)

§ 1. Appropriates $55,000,000.

(HOUSE BILL No. 565.

AN ACT making an appropriation for the purpose of making the payments provided for in "An Act to provide payment of compensation to certain persons who served with the military or naval forces of the United States in the recent war with Germany," approved May 3, 1921.

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

SECTION 1. There is appropriated to the service recognition board from the soldiers' compensation fund the sum of fifty-five million dollars ($55,000,000) for the purpose of making the payments provided for in "An Act to provide payment of compensation to certain persons who served with the military or naval forces of the United States in the recent war with Germany," approved May 3, 1921.

§ 2. This appropriation is subject to "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, as amended.

APPROVED May 24, 1923.

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AN ACT to create the Spanish-American War memorial commission, to define its duties and to make an appropriation therefor.

WHEREAS, The State of Illinois was the first State in the Union to tender the services of his troops to the President of the United States in the Spanish-American War; and

WHEREAS, Pursuant to the acceptance by the Federal government of this tender, seven regiments of infantry and one regiment of cavalry were mobilized and ready for immediate service at Springfield, noon, Wednesday, April 27, the day after the final declaration of war with Spain; and

WHEREAS, In addition to the above eight regiments the State of Illinois offered and furnished one battery of artillery; and on the second call for troops by the President the Eighth Regiment of Infantry, Colored, and the Ninth Provisional Regiment of Infantry, organized by Colonel James R. Campbell, was accepted for service and placed under the direction of the Secretary of War; and in addition to these organized units large numbers of men from Illinois enlisted voluntarily in the military and naval service for the SpanishAmerican War; and

WHEREAS, The Spanish-American War was the first occasion subsequent to 1848 that the United States government had measured swords with a foreign power; and

WHEREAS, The objects sought to be attained by the exertion of the military power of this government in the War with Spain was the liberation of the oppressed peoples of Cuba; and incident thereto the liberation of the people of the Islands of the Philippines was effected and assistance was rendered in the suppression of the Boxer Rebellion in China, at the close of which this government returned to China its portion of the indemnity, amounting to thirteen millions of dollars, to be used as a fund to enable Chinese young men and women to obtain education in American schools, thereby establishing on the part of this government for the first time in its international relations the principle of international humanitarianism, and giving to the nation a commanding position of leadership among the nations of the world; and

WHEREAS, The Spanish-American War resulted in cementing the hearts and minds of the people of these United States from the North and the South in a common bond, laying the foundation thereby for the future unity and strength of the United States in its national puposes; and

WHEREAS, This year of 1923 is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the declaration of war with Spain and the immediate incidents resultant therefrom, and a revival of the memory of which will be conducive to better standards of citizenship and a larger appreciation of the purposes and destiny of our common country; now therefore

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