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PUBLIC LAWS OF ILLINOIS.

ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES.

§ 1. Amend section 109, act approved April 1, 1872, in force July 1st, 1872. Sale-time of_Notico.

Penalty-Terms-Returns-Confirmation. AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act in regard to the Administration

of Estates," approved April 1, 1872, in force July 1, 1872. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section (109) one hundred and nine of an act entitled “An act in regard to the administration of estates," be and is hereby amended so as to read as follows, to-wit:

"$ 109. No lands or tenements shall be sold by virtue of any such order of the county court, unless such sale is at public vendue, and between the hours of ten o'clock in the forenoon and five o'clock of the afternoon of the same day, nor unless the time, place and terms of holding such sale were previously published for the space of four weeks, by putting up notices thereof in at least four of the most public places in the county where such real estate shall be sold, and also by causing a similar notice thereof to be published four successive weeks prior to the sale, in some newspaper published in such county; or if there be no such newspaper, then in such other newspaper in this state as the court shall direct; nor unless such real estate shall be described with common certainty in such notices. And if any executor or administrator, so ordered to make sale of any real estate, shall sell the same contrary to the provisions of this act, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of five hundred dol. lars, to be recovered by an action of debt, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, for the use of any person interested, who may prosecute for the same: Provided, that no such offense shall affect the validity of such sale: And, provided, further, that such executor or administrator may sell the same on a credit of not less than six, nor more than twelve months, by taking notes, with good personal security and a mortgage, or sale mortgage, on the premises sold, to secure the payment of the purchase money. It shall be the duty of the executor or administrator making such sale, on or before the first day of the next term of the court thereafter, to file in the office of the clerk of said court a complete report of said sale, giving a description of the premises sold, to whom, where, and upon what terms sold, and a general statement of the manner in which the terms of the decree were executed. Any person interested in the premises sold, and any creditor of the estate, may file exceptions to such report, and upon the hearing thereof the court may approve such report and confirm the sale, or disapprove the same and order the premises to be re-sold.”

APPROVED April 7, 1875.

AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE.

8 1. Amend sections 1, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, act approved | Amend Sec. 10. Effect of change, etc., on proMarch 27, 1874; in force July 1, 1874.

perty. Amend Sec. 1. State board of agriculture.

1 1 " 11. Power to gives notes and morto " 6. Powers of state, county and dis

gages. trict boards.

" " 13. Appropriations-how expended " " 8. Organization of county and dis

and divided. trict boards-annual reports In force July 1, 1875. premiums.

AN ACT to amend sections 1, 6, 8, 10, 11 and 13 of an act entitled "An act

to revise the law in relation to the Department of Agriculture, County Agricultural Boards and Agricultural Fairs," approved March 27, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That sections one (1), six (6), eight 18), ten (10), eleven (11) and thirteen (13) of an act entitled “An act to revise the law in relation to the department of agriculture, county agri. cultural boards and agricultural fairs," approved March 27, 1874, and in force July 1, 1874, be amended so as to read as follows:

"§ 1. The department of agriculture for the promotion of agriculture and horticulture, mauufactures and the domestic arts, shall be continued and shall be managed by a board to be styled The State Board of Agriculture,' to cousist of a president and one vice-president from each congressional district in this state, and of the last ex-president of the state board of agriculture; said president and vice-president to be elected on the fair grounds on the first Wednesday of the aunual state fair in 1876, and every two years thereafter on Wednesday of the week of the state fair, by delegates or alternates, chosen by the several county, union or district agricultural boards, in counties where such boards exist, and by the board of supervisors, or the county board as the case may be, in counties where no agricultural board exists. Each county to be entitled to three delegates and no more : Provided, that whenever an agricultural board is hereinafter organized in pursuance of law and the by-laws of the state board of agriculture, then the delegates or alternates from such county shall thereafter be chosen by such agricultural board as is recognized by the state board of agriculture. The members of the state board of agriculture shall enter upon the duties of their office on the second Tuesday of January succeeding their election, and shall hold their office for two years and until their successors are elected and enter upon their duties.”

- § 6. The State Board of Agriculture, in that name, and the several county, union and district agricultural boards organized as herein provided, in their respective names, may contract and be contracted with, may purchase, hold or sell property, and may sue aud be sued in all courts or places; but this state shall never be liable for any debt or contract of any of said boards."

"§ 8. The said board shall provide for the organization of county, union or district agricultural boards, which may be incorporated pursu. ant to the law for the formation of corporations and associations. Each county, union or district board shall be styled the ............ county, union or district agricultural board, and shall make annual reports of its proceedings to the state board, on or before the 15th day of November, and shall pay as premiums at its annual fairs not less than three hundred dollars ($300) before being entitled to the benefits accruing under section 13 of this act."

"§ 10. When any agricultural society or corporation has changed or shall change its name or organization so as to become a county, union or district agricultural board, as authorized by law, the property, both real and personal, of the society or corporation making such change, sball be held, used, sold and conveyed by the new name so adopted, for the like uses and purposes and for the benefit of the original owners or members thereof, and to the same extent as it might have been by the original name if no such change had been made. This section shall also apply to the property of consolidating societies or corporations.”

"8 11. It shall be lawful for the directors of any county, union or district agricultural board, in order to pay or secure to be paid the indebtedness of such board or of its predecessor, an agricultural society, or for the purpose of purchasing real estate for the use of such board, or to procure means to be expended in the improvement of its fair grounds, to make and to execute notes or other legal contracts binding such board, and to secure such notes or contracts by mortgage or deed of trust on the real estate now or hereafter owned by said board, such mortgage or deed of trust to be executed under the seal of the county, union or district agricultural board making the same, and signed by the president and secretary thereof."

66 § 13. Whatever money shall be appropriated to the department of agriculture shall be paid to said state board of agriculture, and may be expended by them as in the opinion of said board will best advance the interest of agriculture and horticulture, manufactures and domestic arts in this state: Provided, when any appropriation is made for the benefit of county, union or district agricultural boards, the same shall be divi. ded equally between such county, union and district agricultural boards as shall be entitled to representation in said agricultural board, and shall have given satisfactory evidence to said state board of having held an annual fair, and made their annual report to said state board of agriculture."

APPROVED April 9, 1875.

APPROPRIATIONS.

AGRICULTURAL BOARDS.

§ 1. For payment of premiums, $3,000 per annum. § 2. Warrant of Auditor.

3. Treasurer of board to report to Governor.

In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT making an appropriation for the State Board of Agriculture, and

the County and other subordinate Boards of Agriculture. 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

to the State Board [of] Agriculture the sums following, to-wit: For the payment of premiums at the annual state fair, the sum of three thousand dollars per annum for the years 1875 and 1876, and for the use of county or other subordinate agricultural boards, the sum of one hundred dollars per annum, each, for the years 1875 and 1876.

§ 2. That on the order of the president, countersigned by the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, and approved by the governor, the state auditor sball draw his warrant upon the treasurer, in favor of the treasurer of the State Board of Agriculture, for the sums herein appropriated : Provided, that each warrant shall show the agricultural board for whose benefit the same is drawn, and that no warrant shall be drawn in favor of any agricultural board unless the order aforesaid be accompanied by a certificate of the State Board of Agriculture, showing that such subordinate or county agricultural board have held an agricultural fair during the preceding year, in compliance with the rules and regulations, as provided for by law: Provided, further, that no part of the moneys herein provided for shall be drawn from the public treasury prior to the first day of July, A. D. 1875.

§ 3. It shail be the duty of the treasurer of the State Board of Agriculture to pay over to the proper officer of the subordinate or county agricultural board the sum received for its use and benefit, as aforesaid, and to make a biennial report to the governor of all such appropriations received and disbursed by him.

APPROVED April 15, 1875.

BLIND.

$1. Fer increased ordinary expences $5,000.

1 § 2. Auditor to draw warrants.

Emergency, in force April 8, 1875.

AN ACT making appropriations for the increased ordinary expenses of the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Blind, for the year A. D. 1875.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) is hereby appropriated, payable out of the state treasury, on the first day of April, in the year A. D. 1875, to defray the increased ordinary expenses of the Illinois Institution for the education of the Blind.

§ 2. Inasmuch as the expenses of said institution for the year 1874 were twenty-two thousand, two hundred and eighty-four ($22,284) dollars, and as the number of pupils has increased from seventy-two (72), the number in attendance during the past year, to one hundred and eleven (111) the number now in attendance, and as the appropriation of seventeen thousand and five hundred ($17,000) dollars made for the year A. D. 1875, is inadequate to meet the increased expenses of said institution ; therefore an emergency exists requiring that this act shall go into effect immediately, and this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage ; and the auditor of public accoun's is hereby authorized and required to draw his warrant on the treasurer for said sums, upon the orders of the board of trustees, signed by the president and attested by the secretary of the board of trustees, with the seal of the institution.

APPROVED April 8, 1875.

§ 1. For ordinary expensos. $5,000; for improve

ments, $1,000.

$ . Auditor to draw warrant.

In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT making appropriations for the ordinary expenses of the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Blind, for the years 1875 and 1876.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repre. sented in the General Assembly, That there be and are hereby appropriated to the Institution for the education of the Blind, for ordinary expenses, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars per annum, and for repairs and improvements the sum of one thousand dollars per annum; both the foregoing amounts to be payable quarterly, in advance, from the first of July, 1875, to the expiration of the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next general assembly; and for the purchase of books, maps and other appliances, to be gratuitously distributed to such pupils leaving the institution as caunot afford to pay for the same, the sum of five hundred dollars per annum.

§ 2. The auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized and required to draw bis warrant on the treasury for said sums upon orders of the board of trustees of said institution, signed by the president and attested by the secretary of said board of trustees, 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, approved by the governor, shall have been filed with the auditor for all expenditures of the preceding quarter. · APPROVED April 8, 1875.

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AN ACT making appropriations for the Illinois Institution for the educa

- tion of the Blind.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repre. sented in the General Assembly, That the sum of five thousand ($5,000) dollars be and is hereby appropriated, payable out of the state treasury, to the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Blind. For the erection of an engine and boiler house and its connection with the center building, and extension of steam heating to the wing of said building, the sum of five thousand ($5,000-) dollars

§ 2. The auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized and required to draw his warrant upon the treasurer for said sums, upon

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