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of the remainder of township twenty (20) north, of range two (2) west,

2. This act shall be in effect from and after its passage. APPROVED February 21, 1863.

21, 1863.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to establish Pittsfield School In force February District, in the county of Pike; to provide for building a School House therein; to levy and collect a special tax; to issue bonds and borrow money," approved February 18th, 1861.


SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the school Ereeting school directors of said school district be and are hereby empowered, when in their discretion they may find it expedient or necessary, to erect one or more school houses, in addition to that named in the original bill, to which this is an amendment, to purchase and hold real estate therefor, and to provide means for the education of children therein, in the same manner as authorized to do by the former law, in the buildings therein named, and for such time in each year as they may direct; and may raise funds for the purpose aforesaid, by taxation, to a like amount and in the same manner as provided in section 3 of the original act, as to said district.

§ 2. That said directors may use and exercise their own Length of school discretion, as to the period for which and the time when terms. schools shall be kept in the several school houses, now built or hereafter to be built in said district, and may make all rules and regulations for the government of said schools and the control of teachers and pupils, as are not inconsistent with the existing school laws of the State of Illinois.

of directors.

§ 3. That said school directors, in the event of any re- Filling vacancies signation of a director, or death or absence of one or more of said directors, for such time as seriously to interfere with the business of said school district, may call an election to fill the place of such director or directors, who may have resigned, died or remained absent as aforesaid; and said directors remaining in office may call said election, upon ten days' notice, to be held at some central and convenient place in said district; and said election shall be held and conducted as provided by the law to which this is an amendment. § 4. That all school funds, when collected for said dis- Collecting school trict, shall, by each and every collector thereof, or other person receiving the same, be paid to the treasurer of said school district; and all money from the sale of bonds, shall be paid over to the treasurer of said district.



5. That said directors may, in their discretion, enlarge Enlargement of said school district, and annex thereto any contiguous territory, upon the petition, in writing, of the owner or owners

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Tax to purchase apparatus, ete.

To borrow money

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of the land prayed to be annexed thereto; and all the provisions of laws, as to the original district, shall apply to each enlargement of said district.

6. That said school district now is and shall be hereafter entitled to draw from the school funds, to be distributed to each of the townships out of which said Pittsfield school district is, or may be formed, a distributive share of the State funds, for school purposes, according to the same rule of distribution now existing or hereafter to be provided by State laws as to other school districts.

§ 7. That said directors are empowered to raise, by taxation, funds, to furnish school houses, to provide apparatus, maps and charts, for philosophical and educational purposes, and to buy a library for said district, and to make all rules necessary, as to the same; and they may accept and hold all gifts, for like purposes, as aforesaid.

88. That the directors, aforesaid, shall have power and are hereby authorized, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the original act and of this amended act, in order to build said school house or houses, to borrow money, on the credit of said district, as now existing or hereafter to be enlarged, as provided in this act, not exceeding the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, at a rate of interest not exceeding ten per centum per annum, payable annually, and may, therefor, execute bonds, with coupons, in such sums as the directors may decide, not less than one hundred dollars each; which bonds shall be redeemable within twenty years, and shall not be sold for less than the sum expressed in said bonds, each and every of them.

89. That a treasurer of said school district shall be appointed by a vote of said board of directors, who shall, annually, appoint said treasurer, after the election of each board of directors; and the term of office of said treasurer shall continue until his successor is elected and qualified. Said Treasurer's bond. treasurer shall, after each appointment, execute a bond, with two or more freeholders as securities, to be approved by said directors, and their approval entered on their records; which bond shall be payable for the use of said district; and the conditions thereof shall be such as said directors may prescribe, not inconsistent with this law.

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§ 10. It shall be the duty of said treasurer to receive and pay all money of said district on the order of said directors, and to make a statement from books and accounts to be kept by him, whenever by said directors requested; and he shall be liable to all the penalties now imposed by law on township treasurers.

11. So much of all laws heretofore passed, as to said school district, as are inconsistent or repugnant herewith, or in conflict with these amendments, be and the same are hereby repealed. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 21, 1863.

AN ACT to incorporate the Northwestern Chinese Sugar Manufacturing Inforce February


12, 1863.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That D. W. Corporators. Hirech, A. H. Lazare, Henry Sullivan, John Wood and J. H. Magehan, and their associates, successors and assigns, be and they are hereby created, a body politic and corporate, under the name and style of the "Northwestern Chinese Sugar Manufacturing Company," and under and by that name they and their associates and successors shall have succession, contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, in all the courts and places, as natural persons. They shall have power to organize such company, by the appointment of a president and such other officers and servants as they may deem necessary, at such time and place as they may designate, by notice previously given by them; and when thus organized, they and their successors may have a common seal and alter the same at pleasure, and shall have power to make such by-laws, rules and regulations as they may deem necessary from time to time for the government, management and prosecution of the business of said company, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State and of the United States, or employ as many agents as they may require and define the powers and prescribe the duties of such agents.


82. The said company shall have the right of acquiring, Purchase of real holding and transferring property, real and personal, of any and every description, by the methods and ways usual with individuals, and of erecting, at such places in this State as they may desire, such buildings, manufacturing establishments, machine shops, mills, and such other structures as may be necessary for carrying on the manufacture of sugar and molasses in this State, and shall have the right to acquire and hold such lands as may be necessary for growing Chinese sugar cane, sorghum, beet root, and all other products of the soil not forbidden by law, that they may desire to grow for the purpose of carrying on the business of the company.

§3. The capital stock of said company may be fixed Capital stock. and altered by said company, but shall not exceed five hundred thousand dollars. The said capital stock may be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, and sold and transferred as may be provided in the by-laws; and the holders of each share of one hundred dollars, shall have the right to cast one vote at all elections held by the company for the election of the president and other officers, or the transacting of any business connected with the interest of the company. Certificates of stock shall be issued to the holders thereof, whenever the same shall be paid for, and shall be considered and passed as real estate, and shall be

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transferable in the books of the company, in such manner as shall be prescribed by the by-laws; but no stock shall be transferred by any person until all the debts and demands of the company against such persons shall first have been paid and discharged, and for all such debts and demands the company shall have and hold a lien on the stock of each person until the same are fully paid.

4. It shall be lawful for the president and managers of said company, at any time they may desire, to borrow or obtain on loan, such sums of money, and on such terms, as they may deem expedient, and to issue the bonds of the company for the same, not however, to exceed in the whole twenty-five thousand dollars at any one time.

85. Said company shall have a central office in the city of Cairo, and may establish branches and manufactories at such other places as may be necessary.

§ 6. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall take effect from and after its passage, and shall be in force and effect hereafter for the space and term of fifty years. APPROVED February 12, 1863.

AN ACT to repeal the Rosemond stock law.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That an act entitled "An act to prevent cattle, horses and all other animals from running at large in the township named in this act," approved February 16, 1857, be and the same is hereby repealed.

§ 2. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED January 31, 1863.

In force February AN ACT authorizing Danville township, in Vermilion county, Illinois, to 12, 1863.

issue bonds.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That, for the Building bridge purpose of building a bridge across the Big Vermilion river, of in the west part of section eight, township nineteen north, range eleven west, in Vermilion county, Danville township,

and issue


in said county, is hereby authorized to issue bonds, for a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, in sums not less than five hundred dollars, payable in one and two years, with interest at a rate not to exceed ten per cent. per an


$ 2. Said bonds shall be executed in the name of said township, signed by the supervisors and countersigned by the clerk of said township, under their private seals, and shall be binding on said township.


§ 3. The clerk of said township shall keep a record of Town elerk's rethe bonds issued, the numbers, to whom payable, for what amount, when payable, for what rate of interest, and when paid. And on the payment of each bond, the same shall be destroyed, by burning, in the presence of said supervisor

and town clerk.

§ 4. Said bonds shall not be issued until said township shall have levied a tax on the taxable property of said township for two years, sufficient to meet the maturing bonds for each year.

APPROVED February 12, 1863.

AN ACT to amend the charter of the town of Hennepin, published on pages In force February

131--135, of Laws of 1852.

14, 1868.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Licenses for sale proviso in section 22, of the act referred to in the title to of liquors. this act, be and the same is hereby repealed; and hereafter it shall and may be lawful for the board of trustees of the town of Hennepin to grant licenses for the retail of spirituous liquors within such corporation; which licenses shall not be for a longer period than one year from the date of the same respectively; but no such license shall be granted, except on payment to the town treasurer of some sum, to be fixed by said board, not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, which, in all cases, shall be reserved as a fund for improving the streets and sidewalks in said town, or for building a market house, as said board shall, from time to time, direct.


§ 2. Said board may, by ordinance, regulate the traffic Regulation in spirituous liquors within said town; and every license traffic in liquors issued, as aforesaid, shall be subject to all rules and regulations made or to be made by said board, and shall be revocable by said board, for any non-compliance with or violation of such rules or regulations; and any penalty or penalties, which may be incurred under any such ordinance or ordinances, shall be collectable, by suit, in the corporate

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