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Repealing clause.

SEC. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved February 23d, A.D. 1883.

CHAPTER XCII.

AN ACT to dedicate to the use of the Mount Zion Baptist Church

(Colored) lot uumber 6 in block 179 in the city of Lincoln.

Dedication.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Nebraska:

SECTION 1. That lot number six in block one hundred and seventy-nine in the city of Lincoln in this State is hereby dedicated to the use of the “Mount Zion Baptist Church” (Colored), of the city of Lincoln. Provided, however, that said church shall within one year from the passage of this act use and occupy such lot for church purposes; And provided further, That if at any time such church shall abandon the use of said lot for the period of one year the title to said lot shall revert to this State and be disposed of in the manner provided by law for the sale and disposition of other lots in the city of Lincoln belonging to the State.

SEC. 2. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.

Approved February 24th, A.D. 1883.

Repealing clause,

CHAPTER XCIII.

AN ACT to re-appropriate the sum of five hundred dollars to assist

in the completion of the National Lincoln Monument at or near Springfield, Illinois.

Whereas, By an act of the legislature of the State of Nebraska, entitled “An act making an appropriation

Preamble.

to aid in the construction of the National Lincoln Monument, at or near Springfield, in the State of Illinois," approved February 15th, 1869, the sum of five hundred dollars was appropriated for that purpose, and

Whereas, Said appropriation for some reason was never drawn against, but was allowed to be covered back into the treasury, and

Whereas, Said National Lincoln Monument is still incomplete, and the necessity for such appropriation is as great now as at any other time, therefore,

ated.

draw warrant.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Nebraska :

SECTION 1. That there is hereby appropriated out $500 appropriof any funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated the sum of five hundred dollars, to aid in the completion of the National Lincoln Monument, at or near Springfield, in the State of Illinois.

Sec. 2. The auditor of the State is hereby directed Auditor shall and required to draw his warrant on the treasury for the said sum of five hundred dollars, payable to the governor, and to be by him paid over to the treasurer or other proper officer of the National Lincoln Monument Association.

SEC. 3. Whereas, an emergency exists, therefore to take effeet be it enacted that this act shall take effect and be in. force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved February 23d, A.D. 1883.

CHAPTER XCIV.

AN ACT to authorize the state treasurer to transfer forty-five

'thousand dollars from the state sinking fund to the state general fund.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Nebraska:

To transfer

SECTION 1. That the state treasurer be and he is finom, sinking hereby authorized to transfer from the state sinking

fund to the state general fund the sum of forty-five thousand dollars, for the purpose of paying the officers, members, and employees of the 18th session of the Legislature of the State of Nebraska.

SEC. 2. That whereas, an emergency exists, this act sball take effect and be in force from after its passage.

Approved February 24th, A.D. 1883.

dc take efteet

CHAPTER XCV.

AN ACT to aid and encourage the “Nebraska State Historical

Society."

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Nebraska:

Officers

SECTION 1. That the “Nebraska State Historical Society," an organization now in existence—Robt. W. Furnas, president; James M. Woolworth and Elmer S. Dundy, vice presidents; Samuel Aughey, secretary, and W. W. Wilson, treasurer, their associates and successors—be, and the same is hereby recognized as a state institution.

SEC. 2. That it shall be the duty of the president and secretary of said institution to make annually reports to the

Annual re ports.

governor, as required by other state institutions. Said report to embrace the transactions and expenditures of the organization, together with all historical addresses, which have been or may hereafter be read before the society or furnished it as historical matter, a data of the state or adjacent western regions of country.

SEC. 3. That said reports, addresses, and papers shall be Reports pubpublished at the expense of the state, and distributed as pense of state. other similar official reports, a reasonable number, to be decided by the state and society, to be furnished said society for its use and distribution.

SEC. 4. That there be and is hereby appropriated annu- $500 approprially the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) for the use and benefit of said “Nebraska State Historical Society,” to be used under the direction of its officers exclusively in defraying expenses, collecting and preserving historical matter, data, relics, for the benefit of the state.

Approved February 27th, A.D. 1883.

ated.

CHAPTER XCVI.

AN ACT to provide for the taking down and removal of the material

entering into the construction of the old capitol building, and to provide for the erection of the main building of the new capitol of the state of Nebraska, and to levy a tax of one-half of one mill on the dollar, and appropriate the moneys arising from said levy to pay for said new capitol building.

WHEREAS, The old capitol building of the state of Preamble. Nebraska occupies the site designated by the legislature of the state for the main building of the new capitol, and it is necessary to remove the same before entering upon the construction of the main building of the new capitol ; and

WHEREAS, The east and west wings of the new capi. tol building are now completed, and it is desired that the main building of the new capitol should be erected, therefore

To advertise for bids for re

capitol build. ing.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Nebraska :

Section 1. The board of public lands and buildings

are hereby authorized and required within ten days moval of old from the passage of this act, and the approval of this

act by the governor, to advertise in three newspapers of the largest circulation in the state of Nebraska, one in Lincoln, one in Omaha, and one in Hastings, Nebraska, for not less than 60 days, for bids on the taking down of the old capitol building and the removal of the material out of which the same is composed from the capitol grounds, and the sale of said material; which said advertisement shall require the person or persons bidding thereon, to take down and remove the old capitol building and the material composing the same from the capitol grounds without injury or damage to the east and west wings of the new capitol, within sixty days from the date of the contract for the taking down and removal of the same.

Séc. 2. It shall be the duty of the board of public Accept best lands and buildings to accept the best bid for the tak

ing down and removal of the old capital building, in accordance with section one of this act, and to require the person or persons whose bid or bids are accepted for said removal, to give bond to the state of Nebraska in the sum of fifteen thousand dollars for the faithful performance of said contract and to pay all damages or injury one to the east wing or the west wing of the new capitol building.

SEC. 3. That it shall be the duty of the board of Advertise for bublic lands and buildings, within ten days of the takspecifications. ing effect of this act, to advertise in three newspapers

bid.

Bidder to give bond.

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