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

SECTION 1. There is created the Spanish-American War memorial commission to consist of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois as chairman, and four other citizens of the State of Illinois to be appointed by the Governor. This commission shall have charge of the arrangements for a proper observance throughout the State of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the War with Spain and shall provide à plan or plans for suitable exercises to be held throughout the State on April 26, the date of the declaration of war, and such other commemorative dates as it may recommend to be observed specially. It shall also disseminate through the press and by printed matter the history of the Spanish-American War and the incidents leading to the delcaration of war and such other information as is deemed by it to be of a public, patriotic nature in connection therewith. The commission shall hold its meetings in the city of Springfield at such time or times as may be necessary to successfully inaugurate and carry out these duties.

§ 2. No member of the Spanish-American War memorial commission shall receive any compensation but all members shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary traveling and other expenses.

§ 3. The sum of $10,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary is appropriated to defray the expenses of the commission and to carry out the provisions of this Act. The Auditor of Public Accounts. shall draw warrants upon this appropriation upon the presentation of itemized vouchers certified to as correct by the chairman of the commission and approved by the Department of Finance.

§ 4. Because of an emergency, this Act shall take effect upon its passage.

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AN ACT making an appropriation for buildings and equipment at the Southern Illinois State Normal University and at the Illinois State Normal University.

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

SECTION 1. There is appropriated to the Department of Registration and Education the sum of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) for the purposes as hereinafter set out:

For a gymnasium building and equipment at the Southern Illinois State Normal University at Carbondale, Illinois the sum of......

$150,000.00

For a gymnasium building and equipment at the Illinois State Normal University at the town of Normal, Illinois, the sum of......

....$150,000.00

§ 2. Before any contracts are entered into for the expenditure of any part of the funds hereby appropriated, the Director of the Department of Registration and Education and the Director of the Department of Public Works and Buildings shall formulate a comprehensive program to complete, equip and furinsh the buildings ready for occupancy, together with all heating, lighting and other service connections, which shall not exceed the sums herein appropriated.

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

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AN ACT making an appropriation to pay the State's portion of assessments for local improvements upon certain streets in the city of Springfield.

WHEREAS, Proceedings have been instituted by the city of Springfield to levy special assessment to pay the cost of paving certain streets in the city of Springfield upon which property of the State abuts; and WHEREAS, The city engineer of the city of Springfield has submitted detailed estimates of the State's proportionate share of the cost of these improvements; and

WHEREAS, It is proper that the State should pay its proportionate share of this cost, but not exceeding the benefit to be derived from these improvements by the property of the State; 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 Department of Public Works and Buildings, the sum of $56,260.00, or so much thereof as shall be necessary, to pay the State's proportionate share of special assessments for local improvements (but not exceeding the benefit to be derived by the property of the State) to be made by the city of Springfield upon the following streets: For paving Adams Street from First Street to Seventh Street

.$ 5,150.00

For paving Monroe Street from Spring Street to Tenth
Street

13,500.00

For paving Second Street from Capitol Avenue to South
Grand Avenue

15,000.00

For paving Capitol Avenue from Second Street to Tenth
Street

5,500.00

For paving Second Street from Capitol Avenue to Madison
Street

13,410.00

For paving Fifth Street from Capitol Avenue to Edwards

Street

Total

3,700.00 56,260.00

§ 2. This appropriation is subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to State finance," approved June 10, 1919, in force July 1,

1919.

§ 3. Because of an emergency this bill shall take effect upon its passage and approval.

APPROVED April 27, 1923.

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AN ACT to provide for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the State government until the expiration of the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next regular session of the General Assembly:

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

SECTION 1. That the following named sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, respectively, for the purposes hereinafter named, be, and are hereby appropriated to meet the ordinary and contingent expenses of the State government until the expiration of the first

fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next regular session of the General Assembly:

(1) To the Governor:

RESERVE.

For expenses necessary for and incidental to duties imposed
upon the National Guard and Naval Reserve Militia
when called by the Commander-in-Chief into active duty
in emergencies

For emergency repairs and replacement of State-owned
buildings, machinery and equipment..
For emergency expenses necessary for and incidental to
the prevention and suppression of epidemic diseases by
the Department of Public Health..

$100,000.00

180,000.00

50,000.00

For emergency expenses necessary for and incidental to the duties imposed upon the Mine Rescue Division of the Department of Mines and Minerals in mine disasters 25,000.00 For emergency expenses necessary for and incidental to the prevention and eradication of epidemic diseases. among live stock and of plant pests and diseases, by the Department of Agriculture..

(Total for Reserve, $380,000).

SUPREME COURT.

(2) To the Supreme Court:

For salaries and wages..

25,000.00

..$ 48,400.00

For the following positions at not to exceed the annual

rates herein specified:

1 Custodian

1 Head janitor

4 Janitors at $1,200.

1 Messenger

$ 1,000 per annum

1,500 per annum

4,800 per annum

1,200 per annum

2 Elevator conductors at $1,200.. 2,400 per annum

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For repairs, maintenance, and office expenses.

20.000.00

For remodeling basement, steel shelves, and filing cases..

20,000.00

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For the following positions at not to exceed the annual rates

herein specified:

1 Chief clerk

.$4,200 per annum

$ 30,500.00

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