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voters shall decide so at a special election held for this purpose.
§ 17. The town council shall have power to appoint a Appointment of town attorney, auditor, treasurer, one or more street commissioners, collector and such other officers as they may deem expedient, and to require them to give such bonds and security as may be deemed necessary to insure the faithful performance of their respective duties, before entering upon the discharge of the same. Either of the duly elected and qualified constables of the Highland district shall be authorized to act as town constable.
§ 18. The town council shall have power to make regu- Health. lations to secure the general health of the inhabitants of the town, to declare what shall be considered a nuisance, and to prevent, or, if at the next election a majority of the voters approve such decision, remove the same.
§ 19. To open, abolish, alter, widen, extend, establish, improve and keep in repair roads, streets, alleys and public grounds in said town, and one mile beyond; and erect, maintain and keep in repair bridges, drains and sewers. For this purpose they shall have power to require every male inhabitant of said town, over the age of twenty-one years to labor on said streets, roads or alleys, etc., two days in each year ; and every person failing or refusing to perform such road labor shall forfeit and pay one dollar per day for each day so neglected and refused.
$ 20. The inhabitants of said town shall be exempt from Road labor. the performance of road labor and the payment of road tax levied by authority of the county court, and the entire jurisdiction and control of the roads, highways and bridges in said town shall be held and exercised by the president and trustees as aforesaid.
§ 21. To erect needful buildings for the use of the town, Police buildings. and to improve and protect public property.
$ 22. To license, tax and regulate auctioneers, dram- Licenses. shops, wine, beer and alehouses, and peddlers.
§ 23. Persons selling spirituous, vinuos liquors, or any Liquor traffic. composition thereof, or spirits, wines, cider, beer or ale within the corporate limits of said town, in quantities less than one gallon, without a proper license, shall be fined ten dollars for each offense, as now provided in the statutes of this State ; and the same may be collected, on complaint, before any justice of the peace in the town of Highland; and penalties and fines collected before any justice of the peace in Highland, under this section, shall be paid into the treasury of said town; and the court first taking jurisdiction of such offense in this section prescribed, shall retain jurisdiction of the same and the same shall be a bar to any proceedings afterwards commenced in any other court. § 24. The town council shall have power to suppress
Disorderly gaming houses, bawdy houses, and other disorderly houses ;
Pees of officers.
to license, tax and regulate theatrical and other exhibitions or shows, and to provide for the trial and punishment of persons who may be engaged in assaults and batteries and affrays within the corporate limits of said town.
§ 25. To fix the fees and compensation of town officers, and others, for services rendered under the provisions of this act.
$ 26. To prevent the incumbering of the streets, alleys and public grounds of said town; to protect shade trees; to compel persons to fasten horses, mules and other animals attached to vehicles, while standing upon any street, alley, or uninclosed lot in said town.
§ 27. To prevent the running at large of dogs, and to provide for the destruction of the same when at large, contrary to the provisions of any ordinance in such cases made. $ 28. To provide for the punishment of persons
who may at any time disturb the peace of the inhabitants of said town or the deliberations or proceedings of any public meeting of said inhabitants, or the board of trustees when in
§ 29. To regulate the police of the town; to impose fines, penalties and forfeitures for the breach of any ordinance, and to provide for the recovery and appropriations of such fines and forfeitures, and the enforcement of such
penalties: Provided, that in all cases the right of trial by jury shall be allowed to any person or persons charged with a breach of any of the provisions of this act or any
ordinance made in pursuance thereof: And further, provided, that no such fine shall exceed the sum of twenty dollars for each offense.
$ 30. The town council shall have power to make and enforce all ordinances which may be necessary and proper for carrying into effect all the powers specified in this act, or as the good of the inhabitants of said town may require, so that such ordinances are not repugnant to nor inconsistent with the constitution of the United States or of this State.
$ 31. The style of ordinance of the town shall be : Be it ordained by the President and Council of the town of Highland ;" and all ordinances shall, within one month after they were passed, be published and made known by four written or printed advertisements, put up at four public places within the limits of the town, or in some newspaper printed in said town or in said county; and the certificate of the publishers of such newspaper, or of the clerk of the town, under the seal of the corporation, shall be prima facie evidence of such ordinance and of its publication; and no ordinance shall take effect until published as aforesaid.
§ 32. All ordinances may be proved by the seal of the corporation, and when published and printed in book or
Style of rances.
pamphlet form, and purporting to be printed or published by authority of the town of Highland, the same shall be received as evidence in all courts of law or equity, and in all places without further proof.
$ 33. The president shall preside at all meetings of the President's ducouncil, when present, and in case of his absence at any meeting, the council shall appoint one of their number chairman, to preside at that meeting. The president, or any two members of the council, may call special meetings of the same.
The president shall be active and vigilant in enforcing the laws and ordinances for the government of the town. He shall inspect the conduct of all subordinate officers, and cause negligence and willful violation of duty to be punished. He shall have power and authority to call on all male inhabitants of said town, over the age of eighteen years, to aid in enforcing the law and ordinances, and in case of a riot, to call out the militia to aid in suppressing the same, or in carrying into effect any law or ordinance; and any and every person who shall fail to refuse to obey such call shall forfeit and pay into the treasury of said town the sum of ten dollars.
§ 35. The president, or any member of the council shall have access to the books and papers of any subordinate town officers, that refer to their respective town offices.
§ 36. The president and the members of the town council shall not be entitled to any compensation for their labors as such.
$ 37. The town constable, appointed under the provis. Duties of town ions of this act, shall have power and authority to execute constable. all processes issued for the breach of any ordinance of said town, and for that purpose his power and authority shall extend over the county of Madison, and shall have the same power, authority and jurisdiction within the limits of said town as other constables under the law of this state, and shall give bond and qualify as the said board by ordinance shall prescribe.
§ 38. If at any time hereatier two-thirds of the qualified voters of the town of Highland decide by public election, to be held for that purpose, that this town be disincorporated, such may be done according to the general laws of this State.
APPROVED Feb. 14, 1863.
AN ACT to amend the charter of the town of Paris.
In force February
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the town council of the town of Paris shall have power to grant
license for the sale of ardent spirits in less quantities than one gallon, and to license, govern or suppress billard tables or bowling saloons, and to tax, regulate and control the same, within the corporate limits of said town.
§ 2. That no moneys shall be appropriated or taxes levied and collected by the town council, for any other than municipal purposes.
$ 3.* This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 20, 1863.
In force April
AN ACT vacating a part of Hayward's division of the town of Pana.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That blocks one, two, thirteen and fourteen, in John S. Hayward's division of the town of Pana, and the streets and alleys adjoining thereto, be and the same is hereby vacated.
APPROVED February 20, 1863.
In force February AN ACT to vacate the town plat of the town of Prairieville, in Hancock 20, 1863.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the town plat of the town of Prairieville, situated upon section ten, (10,) in township four (4) north, range eight (8) west, in Hancock county, Illinois, be and the same is hereby vacated.
§ 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage:
APPROVED Feb. 20, 1863.
In force February AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to incorporate the town of St. 20, 1863.
Charles," approved February 12th, 1863.
Sale of liquor.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in General Assembly, That in addition to the powers conferred upon the president and trustees of the town of St. Charles, by the above entitled act, they shall have the power to license, tax and regulate the selling
and traffic in spirituous, vinous, mixed and malt liquors, under such restrictions and upon such terms as may be prescribed by ordinance.
§ 2. That so much of the above act as may conflict with the provisions of this act be and the same is hereby repealed.
This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 20, 1863.
AN ACT supplementary to an act entitled “An act to provide for leasing In force February
the land granted as a common to the inhabitants of the town of Prairie du 16, 1868. Rocher, in Randolph county, or so much of said land as it shall be to the interest of the inhabitants of said town to lease for school purposes," approved February 8, 1851.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the president and trustees of the commons of Prairie du Rocher shall have power, and are hereby authorized to appropriate a portion of the proceeds arising from the leasing of said commons to the purposes of religion and for the support and advancement thereof: Provider, that no appropriations shall be made under this section unless the same shall have been asked for and desired by a majority of the voters of the said town of Prairie du Rocher, by a petition or petitions, presented to the said president and trustees, indicating the religious purposes to which the same shall be applied, and the amount thereof thus to be applied.
§ 2.' This act shall in force from and after its passage. APPROVED February 16, 1863.
AN ACT to amend “ An act to incorporate the town of Moline," approved In force February
February 14, 1855, and an amendment to said act, approved February 18, 20, 1863. 1857.
of sue of bonds.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the town of Moline, in Rock Island county, by the president and trustees, Borrowing and their successors in office, be and they are hereby author- men og bond ized and empowered to borrow money or loan its credit, on the faith and pledge of said town, in such sums and at such rate of interest, not exceeding ten per cent. per annum, as may be deemed for the benefit of said town: Provided, no amount of money shall be borrowed or credit of the town used beyond what is now allowed by law, without first submit