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moneys which shall come to their hands by virtue of their office, except such as may be subject to distribution. The rate of interest shall not be less than six per cent., nor more than ten per cent. per annum, payable half-yearly in advance; the rate of interest to be determined by a majority of the township trustees, at any regular or special meeting of their board. No loans shall be made for less than six months, or more than five years. For all sums not exceeding one hundred dollars, loaned for not more than one year, two
responsible securities shall be given; for all sums over one hundred dollars, and for all loans for more than one year, security shall be given by mortgage on real estate, unincumbered, in value double the amount loaned, with a condition, that in case additional security shall, at any time, be required, the same shall be given to the satisfaction of the board of trustees for the time being : Provided, that nothing herein shall prevent the loaning of township funds to boards of school directors, taking bonds therefor, as provided in section fortyseven of the act: And, provided, further, that all loans of school money, made by township treasurers and school officers, during the past two years, in accordance with the instructions of the state superintendent are hereby declared lawful, as if made under the provisions of this section, as amended.
§ 23. Section sixty-three (63) of the act is hereby amended by the addition thereto of the following, viz: The township treasurer shall also, on the first Mondays of April and October, of every year, make a full settlement with the respective boards of directors in his township, and shall deliver to the clerk of each of said boards, on demand, a statement, or exhibit, showing the exact condition of the account of each district, and the amount of funds of every description in his hands to the credit of and belonging to each district respectively, and subject to the order of the directors thereof.
$ 24. Section sixty-six (66) of the act is hereby amended so as to read as follows, viz: All bonds, notes, mortgages, moneys and effects, which have heretofore accrued or may hereafter accrue from the sale of the sixteenth section or of the common school lands of any township or county, or from the sale of any real estate or other property taken on any judgment, or for any debt due to the principal of any township or county fund; and all other funds of every description, which have been or may hereafter be carried to and made part of the principal of any township or county fund, by any law which has heretofore been, is now or may hereafter be enacted, are hereby declared to be and shall forever constitute the principal of the township or county fund, respectively, and no part thereof shall ever be distributed or ex
pended for any purpose whatever, but shall be loaned out, Interest distrib- and held to use, rent or profit, as provided by law. But
the interest, rents, issues and profits arising and accruing
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from the principal of said township or county fund shall be distributed, in the manner and at the times as provided in this act and the act of which this is amendatory; nor shall any part of such interest, rents, issues and profits, be carried to the principal of the respective funds.
§ 25. Section sixty-seven (67) of the act is hereby Funds: how paid amended so as to read as follows, viz: School funds collected from special taxes, levied by orders of school directors, or from the sale of property belonging to any district, shall be paid out on the order of the proper board of directors; and all other moneys and school funds, liable to distribution, paid into the township treasury, or coming into the hands of the township treasurer, shall, after said funds have been apportioned by the township trustees, as required in section thirtyfour of the act of which this act is amendatory, be paid out only on the order of the proper board of directors, signed by the president and clerk of said board, or by a majority thereof. For all payments made receipts shall be taken and filed. In all such orders shall be stated the purpose for which, or on what account drawn. Said orders may be in the following form, viz: The treasurer of township No.
in county, will Form of order. or bearer, dollars and cents, (on his contract for repairing school house, or whatever the purpose may be.) By order of the board of directors of district No. in said townsbip.
A B, President. CD, Clerk.
Which order, together with the receipt of the person to whom paid, shall be filed in the office of the township treasurer.
§ 26. Şection seventy-one (71) of the act is hereby Collectors' fee. amended so as to read as follows, viz: Collectors of the two mill tax, authorized under section sixty-eight (68) of the act of which this act is amendatory, shall be entitled to only two per cent. on the amount collected by them. County Fee for sales. superintendents shall be allowed to retain, out of the township funds of the township for which the services may be rendered, three per cent. upon the amount of sales of school lands, and upon the real estate taken for debt, for their services in making such sales, including such other services, connected therewith, as are required by the provisions of this act and the act of which this act is amendatory; and Fee for distributwo per cent. they may retain upon the amount of all sums distributed, paid or loaned out by them for the support of schools. And for their services as county superintendents Fee for service. of schools, including the duties enjoined by the sixth section of this act, they shall be entitled to receive three dollars per day for any nnmber of days not exceeding two hundred in any one year; which account shall be certified and sworn to by the county superintendent, and shall be paid, semiannually, from the county treasury. County courts and
Fee of treasurer.
boards of supervisors are also authorized to make additional appropriations to county superintendents for their services, if deemed proper, and also for the maintenance and encouragement of county teachers' institutes, for the improvement and benefit of the teachers of common schools in their respective counties.
$ 27. Section seventy-two (72) of the act is hereby amended so as to read as follows, viz: Township treasurers shall be allowed to retain two per cent. upon all sums paid out or loaned by them, including moneys raised by virtue of any district tax. County treasurers shall not be entitled to any commissions upon school taxes collected and paid over to them by county or township collectors, any law of this state to the contrary notwithstanding. Boards of township trustees shall, and it is hereby made their duty to make a reasonable allowance, annually, to said treasurers, for their services performed as clerks of said boards, to be paid out of the township funds. County superintendents, Trustees of schools, school directors, and all other school officers shall be exempted from working on the roads, and military duty.
$ 28. The last sixteen lines of section eighty-two (82) of the act, commencing with the words, “and all other fines, etc., are hereby amended so as to read as follows, viz: And all other fines, penalties and forfeitures imposed or incurred in any of the courts of record, or before any of the justices of the peace of this state, except fines, forfeitures and penalties incurred or imposed in incorporated towns or cities, for the violation of the by-laws or ordinances thereof, shall, when collected, be paid to the school superintendent of the county wherein such fines, forfeitures and penalties have been imposed or incurred, who shall give his receipt therefor; and the same shall be distributed by said superintendent, annually, in the same manner as the common school funds of the state are distributed; and it shall be the duty of the state's attorneys of the several judicial circuits to enforce the collection of all fines, forfeitures and penalties imposed or incurred in the courts of record in their several circuits, and to pay the same over to the school superintendents of the counties wherein the same have been imposed or incurred, retaining therefrom the fees and commissions allowed them by law; and it shall be the duty of the said justices of the peace to enforce the collection of all fines imposed by them, by any lawful means; and, when collected, the same shall be paid, by the officer charged with the collection thereof, to the school superintendent of the county in which the same
was imposed. Clerks of said courts of record, and justices Fines to be re- of the peace, shall report, under oath, to the school super
intendent of their respective counties, by the first of March, annually, the amount of such fines, penalties and forfeitures imposed or incurred in their respective courts, and the amount of such fines, forfeitures and penalties collected by
them, giving each item separately, and the officer charged with the collection thereof; and said clerks and justices of the peace, for a failure to make such report, shall be liable to
, a fine of twenty-five dollars for each offence, to be recovered in a civil action at the suit of the school superintendent of the proper county. For a failure to pay any such fines, forfeitures, or penalties, on demand, to the person who is by law authorized to receive the same, the officer having collected the same, or having the same in his possession, shall for. feit and pay double the amount of such fine, penalty or Failure to forfeiture as aforesaid, to be recovered before any court having jurisdiction thereof, in a qui tam action, one-half to be paid to the informer and one-half to the school fund of the proper county.
§ 29. All acts and parts of acts coming in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 16, 1865.
AN ACT to repeal so much of the school law as exempts school officers from In force Feb. 16,
serving on juries in courts of record.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That so much of section seventy-two of an act entitled "An act to establish Acts repealed. and maintain a system of free schools," approved February 16, 1857, as exempts school officers from serving on juries in courts of record, in this state, is hereby repealed.
§ 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. APPROVED February 16, 1865.
AN ACT to amend the school law.
In force Feb. 16,
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section ten, (10,) of the act entitled "An act to establish and Salary, of state maintain a system of free schools," approved February 22, 1861, be and the same is hereby amended, so as to read as follows, viz: Section 10. And the said state superintendent shall receive, annually, the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars, to be paid quarterly, as a salary for the services required under the provisions of this act or any other law that
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may be passed, and also for all necessary contingent expenses, for books, postage and stationery, pertaining to his office; to be audited and paid by the state as the salaries and contingent expenses of other officers are paid.
§ 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 16, 1865.
In force Feb. 16, AN ACT to punish persons for bringing diseased sheep into the state, and
for suffering diseased sheep to run at large.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That any person or persons who shall, hereafter, knowingly and willfully bring or cause to be brought into this state, any sheep infected with contagious disease, or who shall, knowingly
and willfully, suffer or permit sheep infected with contagious Indictment and disease to run at large, shall be liable to indictment, and,
upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.
§ 2. If any person shall suffer to run at large, or keep in any place where other creatures can have access to, and become infected, any sheep that is known to the owner, or person having the care and possession, to be affected with any contagious disease, shall be liable to pay all damage that may result from such running at large of such diseased sheep, to be recovered before any justice of the peace of the proper county, if the damage claimed does not exceed one hundred dollars; and in the circuit court of the proper county, if the damage claimed exceed one hundred dollars.
§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
APPROVED February 16, 1865.
In force Feb. 16,
AN ACT to authorize the governor to appoint military state agents.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of
Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Governor to ap- governor of this state, by and with the advice and consent
of the senate, be and is hereby authorized to appoint any number of agents, not exceeding six, who shall be the military agents of the state of Illinois ; and they shall be stationed at such places, within the rebellious states or else