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TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION.

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TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION-(ART. XI.)

$ 1. Amend section 2, article 11, act of 1874-Supervisors to receive and pay out all money, except,

etc.- To make statement.-Duty of town clerk. In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT to amend section two of article (11) eleven, of an act entitled

“An act to revise the law in relation to township organization,approved March 4th, 1874.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section (2) two, of article (11) eleven of an act entitled "An act to revise the law in relation to townsbip organization," approved March 4, 1874, be amended to read as follows:

ARTICLE ELEVEN (11). "§ 2. The supervisor of each town shall receive and pay out all moneys raised therein for defraying town charges, except those raised for the support of bighways and bridges, and he shall, on or before the Tuesday next preceding the annual town meeting, prepare and file with the towu clerk a full statement of the fivancial affairs of the town, showing, first, the balance (if any) received by him from his predecessor in office, or from any other source; second, the amount of tax levied the preceding year for the payment of town indebtedness and charges; third, the amount collected and paid over to him as supervisor; fourth, the amount paid out by him, and on what account, including any amount paid out on towu indebtedness, specifying the nature and amount of such indebtedness, and the amount paid thereon, how much on principal, and how much on interest account; fifth, the amount and kind of all outstanding indebtedness due and unpaid, and the amount and kind of indebtedness not yet due, and when the same will mature. It shall be the duty of the town clerk to record the same in the record book of the towll as soon as filed, and post up a copy of the same at the place of holding the annual town meeting, two days before the meeting is held ; and he shall also read aloud such statement to the electors at such meeting. Any supervisor or town clerk who shall willfully neglect to comply with the provisions of this section shall forfeit and pay to the town the sum of not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars, to be sned for and recovered by said town in its corporate name, and appropriated to repairs of highways and bridges therein.

APPROVED March 29, 1875.

COMMISSIONERS OF HIGHWAYS.

§ 1. Election of commissioners.

1 $ 4. Emergency. $ 2. Legalizing acts heretofore done.

In force April 15, 1875. § 3. Compensation of treasurer. AN ACT to provide for the election of commissioners of highways in coun

ties under township organization, and to legalize the election and official acts of such as were elected in the year 1874 and 1875, and to fix the compensation of the treasurer of such commissioners.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That in counties under township organ112

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ization there shall be elected in each town, at the annual town meeting each year, one commissioner of highways, who shall hold his office three years, and until his successor is elected and qualified.

§ 2. In all cases where, during the year A. D. 1874 or 1875, commissioners of highways were elected and have qualified and entered, or may hereafter quality and enter, upon the discharge of their official duties, such election and official acts shall be considered as lawful and be of full legal force and effect.

§ 3. The treasurer of the board of highway commissioners sball receive for his services as such treasurer two per cent. on all moneys he may receive and pay out, except such moneys as he may pay over to his successor in office.

§ 4. Whereas, no law is now in force providing for the election of commissioners of highways, therefore an emergency exists, and this law sball be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED April 15, 1875.

UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES, ETC.

TRUSTEES.

$ 1. Non-residents eligible to the office of trustee. In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT to enable non-residents of this State to hold the office of trustee in

colleges, universities and other institutions of learning not under the control of officers of this State.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly That, in all colleges, universities and other institutions of learning in the state of Illinois, not placed under the control of the officers of this state, whether organized under any general or special law, non-residents of this state shall be eligible to the office of trustee : Provided, that in no case shall more than one-third of the members of the board of trustees of any such institution of learn. ing be non-residents of this state.

APPROVED April 2, 1875.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

SPRINGFIELI), ILLINOIS, April 28, 1875. I, GEORGE H. HARLOW, Secretary of State of the State of Illinois, do hereby certify that the fore going printed laws are true and perfect copies of the enrol ed laws passed by the Twenty-ninth General Assembly of the State of Illinois, now on file in this office, with the exception of the words printed in brackets, thus ( ).

GEO. H. HARLOW, (SEAL.)

Secretary of State.

JOINT RESOLUTIONS.

ADJOURNMENT.

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That when the two houses of this General Assembly shall adjourn, on Thursday, April 15th, they shall respectively stand adjourned sine die.

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That this General Assembly adjourn sine die at 11:30 o'clock, of this 15th day of April, A. D. 1875.

AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the attorney-general be and is hereby instructed to proceed at once to secure and enforce, by law or otherwise, the rights of the state to the lands, buildings and other property of the “ Irvington Agricultural College," and that he be required to report his proceedings at the first meeting of the Thirtieth General Assembly.

CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS AND NORMAL SCHOOLS.

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the superintendents of the asylums for the insane, blind, deaf mutes and feeble minded, and the principals of normal schools and other public charitable institutions of this state, be and they are hereby required to report immediately, under oath, to this General Assembly, in detail:

1st. The number of inmates of their respective institutions.

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2d. The number and name of persons in their respective institutions paid for by themselves or by any other person for them, and the amount received from each.

3d. A detailed statement of amount received for labor of inmates and from the sale of articles manufactured by inmates of respective institutions.

4th. The number of officers and employees in any manner connected with such institution, and the salaries received respectively by each.

Resolved further, that a copy of these resolutions be at once furnished to the superintendent and principals of the institutions aforesaid.

ELECTION RETURNS.

Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring herein, That the two houses meet in joint session in the Hall of Representatives, on Monday, 11th inst., at 11 o'clock A. M., for the purpose of canvassing the returns of the election for superintendent of public instruction and treasurer of state in obedience to article five (5), section four (4), of the constitution.

FEEBLE-MINDED CHILDREN.

WHEREAS, the governor has in his message recommended the permanent establishment and location of an institution for the education of feeble-minded children ; and, whereas, several places for the location of such an institution have been named in bills introduced in this House; be it therefore

Resolved by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of Representatives concurring herein, That a committee of five be appointed, consisting of two senators to be named by the president of the Senate, and three members of the House, to be named by the speaker of the said · House, to visit the residences of Ex-Governor John Wood, at Quincy,

Illinois, and of Harvey B. Durfee, at Decatur, Illinois, to ascertain whether said residences are proper sites and buildings for said institution, and the price at which each of the same can be obtained by this state, and to report the result of such inquiry to the General Assembly, with convenient speed: Provided, that the committee, before examining any locality, shall visit the institution now in operation to ascertain the needs of such institution, before visiting Quincy.

HEATING.

Resolved by the House, the Senate concurring herein, That a committee of two on the part of the House, and one on the Senate, be appointed to contract with some competent person to take charge of the heating apparatus of both houses.

HENNEPIN CANAL.

WHEREAS a bill is now pending in Congress, providing for constructing a canal from the Illinois river, near Hennepin, to the Mississippi, at or above Rock Island, therefore,

Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring, That our senators in Congress be and are hereby instructed, and our representatives requested to vote for and use their influence to procure the passage of said bill, known as the Hennepin Canal Bill.

Resolved, That the governor is hereby requested to telegraph the same to Hon. John B. Hawley, representative in Congress from the sixth district of this state.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER.

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, the Senate concurring herein, That our senators be instructed and our representatives in Congress be requested to solicit an appropriation from the government of the United States for surveying the Mississippi river, from the Gulf of Mexico to Cairo in the State of Illinois, for the purpose of ascertaiving whether said river can be made navigable for the largest class of sea-going vessels.

WHEREAS a bill has passed the House of Representatives in the Congress of the United States for removing the obstructions at the mouth of the Mississippi ; therefore,

Resolved by the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House concurring herein, That the opening of the mouth of the Mississippi to the free and unobstructed commerce of the world is an object of great national concern, and that our senators in Congress are hereby instructed to support this bill or some other which shall speedily and effectually accomplish the work.

Resolved, That the governor is hereby requested to telegraph the above preamble and resolution to our senators in Congress.

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