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SOUTHERN PENITENTIARY. 8 1. Appropriates as follows: $28,300.44 for work shops, reservoir, foundation south cell
AN ACT making um uppropriation for the erection of certain buildings
at the Southern Illinois Penitentiary. SECTION 1. De it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Issembly : That the sum of twenty-eight thollsand three hundred dollars and iorty-four cents ($28,300.44), or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same is, hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended by the commissioners of the Southern Illinois Penitentiary, as follows:
For the erection of a work shop, $12,976.75.
Said commissioners shall contract only such portions of said work as cannot be done by convict labor.
§ 2. Said commissioners are hereby authorized to draw the money, necessary for either of said buildings, upon presenting to the State Auditor a requisition approved by the Governor; and the Auditor is hereby authorized and instructed to draw his warrant on the Treasurer for such amount, upon the presentation of such requisition. After having drawn such sum, said commissioners shall only have authority to draw the money necessary for one building at a time, and then only on presenting to the Auditor a requisition as above required, with an abstract of all expenditures under the appropriation last drawn, approved by the Governor and accompanied with the vouchers for the same.
§ 3. Said commissioners shall make full report to the Auditor of all receipts and expenditures made by them as now required by law.
APPROVED June 27, 1885.
§ 1. Appropriates as follows:
$250 for wringer. $ 2. $160 000 for ordinary expenses.
$75 for mangle. $600 for iron planer.
$1,300 for rotary oven. $150 for boiler.
$1,000 for furniture. $600 for steam drill.
$ 3. How drawn. $600 for washing machine.
S 4. Statement of account. An Act making appropriation to meet the ordinary expenses of the
Southern Illinois Penitentiary and for the purchuse of machinery
and furniture. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the following sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same are, hereby appropriated out of any money in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the following purposes:
§ 2. For the purpose of meeting the ordinary expenses of said penitentiary for the two years ending June 30, 1887, the sum of one hundred. and sixty thousand dollars ($160,000).
For one iron planer, six hundred dollars ($600).
§ 3. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and required to draw his warrant on the State Treasurer for the money herein appropriated, payable to the onler of the commissioners of said penitentiary, iu sums not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), at any one time, on receiving the certiticate of said board of commissioners, approved by the Governor, that such money is necessary for the purposes of this act
§ 4. After said board of commissioners shall have drawn any of the money hereby appropriated, they shall not draw, or receive any more thereof, so long as there shall remain in their hands an amount, unexpended, exceeding the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000), and after having drawn any sum, they shail file proper vouchers, accompanied by an abstract of the same, properly certified by said commissioners, and approved by the Governor, showing in what manner the sum previously drawn has been expended.
APPROVED June 29, 1885.
REFORM SCHOOL. § 1. Appropriates as follows:
$4,000 for repairs to workshop. $50,000 per annum for ordinary expen
$850 for new carburetter and fan. ses.
$1,000 for grading.
$2,100 for new single beds.
room and chapel. An Act making appropriations for the State Reform School. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the following amounts be, and are hereby, appropriated to the Illinois State Reform School at Pontiac:
For ordinary expenses, the sum of fifty thousand dollars per annum, payable quarterly in advance, from July 1, 1885, until the expiration of the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next General Assembly.
For repairs and improvements, one thousand dollars per annum.
For the erection, completion and furnishing of a new kitchen, bakery, dining room and chapel, fifty-five thousand dollars.
For repairs to workshop, four thousand dollars.
For three hundred and fifty single beds, two thousand one hundred dollars.
§ 2. The moneys herein appropriated shall be due and payable to the trustees, or their order, only on the terms and in the manner now provided by law.
APPROVED June 27, 1885.
THOMAS A. RAGSDALE.
01. Appropriates $9, 903 and interest to pay claim.of Thomas A. Ragsdale, An Act making an appropriation for the relief of Thomas A. Ragsdale.
WHEREAS, there is justly due the said Thomas A. Ragsdale, from the State of Illinois, the sum of eight thousand nine hundred and three dollars, with interest thereon at the rate of six per centum per annum from the tenth day of March, A. D. 1859, on a contract entered into between the said Thomas A Ragsdale and the board of trustees of the Hospital for the Insane at Jacksonville, Illinois, in the month of July, A. D. 1857, as shown by the report of John M. VanOsdel, architect of said board of trustees, made to them on the tenth day of March, A. D. 1859; therefore,
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of eight thousand nine hundred and three dollars ($5,903) and interest thereon from the tenth day of March, A. D. 1859, at the rate of six (6) per centum per annum, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of paying the said Thomas A. Ragsdale the amount due him as aforesaid.
§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer for said amount, in favor of, and payable to the order of the said Thomas A. Ragsdale.
This bill having remained with the Governor ten days after the adjournment of the General Assembly, and he having failed to approve it, or file it with his objections in my office before the expiration of said ten days, it has thereby become a law. Witness my hand this 7th day of July, A. D. 188).
HENRY D. DEMENT,
Secretary of State
WILLIAM J. RALPH.
Appropriates $1,500 for damages for
$ 2. How drawn. personal injuries. An Act making an appropriation for the relief of William J. Ralih,
who was disabled in the service of the State, by being knocked down by a horse, and then run over by the wheel of u cannon,
belonging to the Stute of Illinois. WHEREAS, the said William J. Ralph, a member of Battery B, of the Illinois National Guard, while on duty at a parade of the Second Brigade of the Illinois National Guard, held under the orders of Shielby M. Cullom, commander-in-chief of the Illinois National Guard, at Bloomington, Illinois, on or about the 7th day of September, 1881, duriny a sham battle, was knocked down by a horse, ridden by an officer, and without any negligence of his own, and by the breaking of the trail spike of the gun the persons in charge of the gun were unable to control its movements, and in consequence the gun ran over the said Ralph, breaking some of his ribs, and otherwise severely bruising and permanently injuring him; the said Ralph being then on duty under orders of his superior officers; therefore,
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) be appropriated out of the treasury, out of any funds not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of compensating the said William J. Ralph, in full, for all damages that may have accrued to him, by reason of the injuries aforesaid, received while in the service of the State, as aforesaid.
$ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer for the sum nerein specified, and the State Treasurer shall pay the same out of any funds in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
APPROVED June 29, 1885.
SHAWNEETOWN. $ 1. Appropriates $26,075.07 for completing $ 2. How drawn.
levees. An Act making am appropriation to reimburse o aid the city of
Shuoneeton in completing its lerecs. WHEREAS, by the act of 1861, to incorporate the city of Shawneetown, the taxes to inure from the property therein to the State for a period of twenty years, were appropriated to aid in the construction of levees around said city; and,
WHEREAS, said city, relying upon the good faith of the State in this behalf, concluded contracts for building such levees, and in consequence thereof incurred a large bonded indebtedness and imposed burdensome taxation on the property owners therein ; and,
WHEREAS, the aid guaranteed, as aforesaid, was withheld by the State in the year 1871, and subsequent years, and the city thereby deprived of the means relied on for the completion of the levees, and by reason thereof the work was left in an unfinished condition, and was greatly damaged by the floods of 1875 and subsequent years; and,
WHEREAS, the said aid so withheld by the State as aforesaid, amounts to the sum of twenty-six thousand seventy-five and 7-100 dollars ($ 26,078.07), as found and determined by llouise committee of the 33d General Assembly; and,
WHEREAS, the indebtedness of said city, incurred as aforesaid, exceeds the constitutional limitation, and it will require fifty-tive thousand dollars ($55,000) to fully complete the levees, after existing contracts are carried out; therefore,
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General assembly: That the said sum of twenty-six thousand and seventy-five dollars and seven cents ($26,075.07) be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to aid in comp eting the levees around the city of Shawneetown, so as to fully protect said city from inundation.
$ 2. The appropriation hereby made shall be used exc'usively in completing said levees, and the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer for the aforesaid sum of twenty-six thousand and seventy-five and 7-100 doliars ($26,075.07), payable to the treasurer of the city of Shawneetown, at such time and in such sum or sums as the city council of said city may designate.
APPROVED June 27, 1885.
RICHARD A. SNOW. 8 1. Appropriates $110 for taxes illegally collected by the State. An Act to propriute one hundrell and forty dollars to Richard A.
Snow for tuxes illegally puiil the State. WHEREAS, one Richard A. Snow, an o'd citizen of Shelby county, Illinois, has been paying tax on the west half of the south west quarter (3) of section eleven (li), town (9) vine north of range two (2) east of third (3d) P. M. ever since the year 185ti, under the belief that it had been bought from the General Government by one John C. Barnes in the year 1852, and sold to the said Snow, when, in fact, the records show at the United States Land Office at Washington, District of Columbia, that said land had not been so d; but through a clerical error, the State Auditor has certified said tract of land to the county clerk of Shelby county as being taxable when it was not; and
WHEREAS, in the month of April, 1881, the Secretary of the Interior ordered the United States Land Commissioner at Washington, District of Columbia, to advertise said land together with other lands for sale and sell them to the highest bidder for cash; and,