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requisition of the board of trustees of the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Blind, signed by the president and attested by the secretary of the board, with the seal of the institution : Provided, that the moneys herein appropriated shall be paid directly out of the state treasury to the parties to whom the same may become due and pay. able.

APPROVED April 9, 1874.

CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION.

1. For use of State Board of Manager

6 2. Auditor to draw warrant.

In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT to appropriate money to defray the expenses of the State Board of

Managers to represent Illinois in the Centennial Exposition, at Philadelphia, in 1876, and facilitate a proper representation of the industries of this state in said Exposition.

WHEREAS, in accordance with a joint resolution of the 28th general assembly, a state board of managers, to represent the interests of Illinois in the Centennial Exposition, at Philadelphia, in 1876, have been appointed; and whereas, it is necessary to a proper discharge of their duties, that the state should provide the necessary funds to defray the expenses thereof; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General ssembly, That the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to the use of the state board of managers, appointed to represent Illinois in the international exbibition, to be held in Philadelphia, in 1876, under the auspices of the United States Centennial Commis. sion.

§ 2. The auditor is hereby directed to draw his warrant upon the treasurer, upon vouchers approved by the governor, for the expenses incurred by said state board of managers, and certified by the president and secretary of said board: Provided, that the members of said board of managers shall receive no compensation for their services.

APPROVED April 8, 1875.

DAM AND LOCK.

§ 1. Net earnings appropriated.

| $ 3. Commissioners to make uniform rates of § 2. Commissioners to pay into state treasury ; !

toll, when lock and dam is completed. Auditor to draw warrant.

In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT to make further appropriations for the completion of the Cop

peras Creek Dam and Lock on the Illinois river.

WHEREAS, the legislature of this state, by an act approved April 15, 1873, authorized the construction of a lock and dam on the Illinois river at Copperas Creek, in the county of Fulton, and for that purpose appropriated the net revenue of the Illinois and Michigan canal and the lock at Henry, in the county of Marshall, until after the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of this legislature; and, whereas, the completion of said lock and dam will finish and complete one hundred miles of river navigation, and will greatly add to the revenue of said Illinois and Michigan canal; and, whereas, the appropriations made are not sufficient to complete said lock and dam; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That there be and is hereby appropriated the net earnings of the Illinois and Michigan canal, and the lock and dam at Henry, on the Illinois river, during and until after the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next regular session of the general assembly; and also the unexpended balance of the Illinois river improvement fund that may be in the treasury after the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the present general assembly, or so much thereof as may be necessary to complete the lock and dam at Copperas Creek on the Illinois river, during the year A. D. 1875, to be paid out and expended in the manner provided by the act of A. D. 1873.

§ 2. The canal commissioners are hereby directed to pay into the state treasury the net earnings of the Illinois and Michigan canal, and the lock on the Illinois river at Henry, which fund shall be kept and denominated the “Illinois river improvement fund," and no warrant shall be drawn by the auditor upon the treasurer for any portion of the said sum hereby appropriated for said improvement except upon vouchers and estimates made for work actually done, certified to by the engineer superintending said improvement, and attested by at least two of said commissioners, and approved by the governor.

§ 3. Said canal commissioners, as soon as said lock and dam is completed, shall make such uniform rates of toll as they may believe will best serve the public interest, and collect the same in the same manner as they superintend and collect toll from the lock at Henry on the Illi. nois river.

APPROVED April 8, 1875.

DEAF AND DUMB.

$1. For ordinary expenses, $75,000; for repairs, 1

etc., $2,000.

§ 2. Auditor to draw warrant.

In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT for the support of the Illinois Institution for the Education of

the Deaf and Dumb. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That for the purpose of defraying the ordinary expenses of the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars per annum, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of the state treasury, payable quarterly, in advance, from the first day of July, 1875, until the expiration of the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next general assembly; and that there be and are hereby appropriated the

furiher sums of one thousand five hundred dollars per annum, for repairs and improvements, and five hundred dollars per annum, for the pupils' library, from the first day of July, 1875, till the expiration of the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next regular session of the general assembly : Provided, that after payment for one quarter has been made, no warrant shall be issued in favor of said iustitution until satisfactory vouchers shall have been filed with the auditor of public accounts by the principal of said institution, approved by the directors and by the governor, showing in detail the amount and pature of each and every expenditure made out of the preceding quarterly installment of said appropriation, verified by the affidavit of the principal.

§ 2. The auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized and required to draw his warrant on the treasurer for the said sums, upon orders of the board of directors of the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, signed by the president and attested by the secretary of said board, with the seal of the institution.

APPROVED April 8, 1875.

$ 1. For completing school building, $16,750; for

heating lighting, etc., $11,000.

§ 2. Auditor to draw warrant.

In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT for the completion of the school building of the I llinois Institu

tion for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, and for heating, lighting and repairs.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly. That for the purpose of completing the school building of the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, the sum of sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, and all unexpended balances in the hands of the treasurer on the first day of July, 1875, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of the treasury, payable to the person or persons to whom the same is due. And that there be and is hereby appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars for heating and lighting said building, and one thousand dollars for furnishing the same; and for the rebuilding of the rear wall of the main building of said institution, the further sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) is appropriated.

§ 2. The auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized and required to draw his warrant on the treasurer for the said sums, upon the order of the board of directors of the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb, signed by the president and attested by the secretary of said board, with the seal of the institution ; but no warrant shall issue unless the orders of said board of directors shall be accompanied with satisfactory vouchers approved by the governor.

APPROVED April 9, 1875.

EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY.

§ 1. For ordinary expenses, $5,000; also, $10,500

per annum. § 2. For peeded repairs and improvements, etc.,

$7,800. § 3. Trustees authorized to use unexpended bal

ances.

$ 4. Conditions upon which patients are admit

ted free.
§ 5. Auditor to draw warrant.

In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT making appropriations for the Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear

Infirmary, at Chicago. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That in addition to the unexpended balance of appropriations for ordinary expenses, there be and hereby is appropriated to the Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, at Chicago, for the year commencing July 1, A. D. 1875, the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000), and the sum of ten thousand five hundred dollars ($10,500) per annum thereafter, until the expiration of the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next regular session of the general assembly, payable quarterly in advance: Provided, that no second or subsequent warrant shall be drawn until satisfactory vouchers, in detail, approved by the governor, have been filed with the auditor for the expenditures of the last preceding quarter.

§ 2. That for the purpose of making needed repairs and improvements, the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) per annum is hereby appropriated : for furniture, three thousand dollars ($3,000) payable out of the levy of 1874, and one thousand dollars ($1,000) out of the levy of 1875; for surgical apparatus, the sum of three hundred dollars ($300); for a barn, to be erected on the grounds of said infirmary, twenty-five hundred dollars ($2,500).

§ 3 Authority is hereby given to the trustees of said infirmary to use the unexpended balances of former appropriations, in such manner as may in their judgment best promote the interests of the institution and its beneficiaries.

§ 4. Patients from the state of Illinois who present to the superintendent of the infirmary a written certificate, signed by the supervisor of the town, or by the county judge of the county in which they reside, of their absolute inability to pay charges for board or treatment, shall be admitted and treated free of charge.

§ 5. The auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized and re. quired to draw his warrant on the treasurer for the moneys herein appropriated, on the order of the board of trustees, signed by the president and attested by the secretary, with the corporate seal of the insti. tution attached: Provided, that satisfactory vouchers, in detail, approved by the governor, shall be filed quarterly with the auditor, for the expenditure of all moneys heretofore or now appropriated.

APPROVED April 10, 1875.

FEEBLE-MINDED CHILDREN.

§ 1. For ordinary expenses and insurance, $24,500.

§ 2. Auditor to draw warrants.

In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT making appropriations for the support of the Illinois Institution

for the Education of Feeble Minded Children. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the sum of twenty-four thousand and five hundred dollars ($24,500) per annum is hereby appropriated, from the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-five (1875), until the expiration of the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next general assembly, for the support, including insurance, of the Illinois Institution for the Education of Feeble-minded Children; and said sum shall be paid in quarterly installments, in advance, from the state treasury.

§ 2. The auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized and required to draw his warrants on the treasurer of state for the said sums, upon orders of the board of trustees of the Illinois Institution for the Education of Feeble-minded Children, signed by the president and attested by the secretary of said board, with the seal of the institution : Provided, that no part of the moneys herein appropriated shall be due and payable to the said institution until satisfactory vouchers, in detail, ap. proved by the governor, shall have been filed with the auditor for all previous expenditures on account of appropriations herein or heretofore made.

APPROVED April 8, 1875.

$1. For erection of building, eto., $185,000. IS 7. Contract to be entered on minutes; how ex§ 2. Governor to appoint commissioners to select

ecuted. site for building.

§ 8. All bids to be estimated; cost in detail. $ 3. Commissioners required to have plans and S 9. Cost of location not to exceed $10,000. specifications prepared.

§ 10. Auditor to draw warrant. $ 4. Trustees to advertise for bids to construct | 8 11. No trustee or officer to be interested in any building.

contract ; penalty. 85. Time for opening bids and letting contract.

In force July 1, 1875. $6. Contractors to file bond; who to superintend. I

AN ACT making appropriations for land and for the construction of build

ings for the Illinois Institution for the Education of Feeble minded

Children. WHEREAS, the Institution for the Education of Feeble-minded Childreu occupies at present leased premises ; and whereas, the buildings in use by the said institution are unsuited to the purpose, being too small, inconveniently arranged, out of repair, and insecure against fire, thus exposing the lives of the inmates to constant peril; and whereas, of nearly three thousand idiots in the state of Illinois, the state has made provision for the care of only eighty, although a large proportion are of an age to be benefited by special care and training; and whereas, there are now on file in the office of the said institution six hundred and eighty. one applicants for admission, of which six hundred and twenty-one are from the state of Illinois; therefore,

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