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thereof be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00)nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or confined in the county jail not exceeding one year, or both.

FILED May 27, 1907.
This bill having remained with the Governor ten days, Sundays excepted, the General
Assembly being in session, it has thereby become a law.
Witness my hand this 27th day of May A. D. 1907.

JAMES A. ROSE,
Secretary of State.

BOUNTY FOR KILLING CROWS.

$.1. Amount of bounty.

$ 3. Payment of bounty. $ 2. Proof of killing-certificate.

(HOUSE BILL No. 115. FILED JUNE 5, 1907.) An Act to provide for the payment of bounties for killing crows.

SECTION I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That every person who shall kill any crow or take any eggs from the nest of any crow, in any county not under township organization, or in counties under township organization, in any township, village or city in the State of Illinois, shall be entitled to receive a bounty of 10 cents for each crow killed and 5 cents for each egg taken, to be allowed and paid in the manner hereinafter provided

§ 2. Every person applying for such bounty shall take such crow, or the heads of such crows, or eggs, in lots of not less than ten, to the county clerk in counties not under township organization, or in counties under township organization, to the clerk of the township, village or city within which such crows shall have been killed or eggs taken, and make proof of the killing of said crows or the taking of said eggs to said clerk, by the affidavit of the person killing or taking the same, under oath or affirmation administered by said clerk and signed by the affiant, and stating in said affidavit that said crows were killed or eggs taken within the limits of the county, in counties not under township organization, or in counties under township organization, within the limits of the township, village or city in which said bounty is applied for. Whereupon the said clerk, if satisfied of the correctness of such claim, shall issue a certificate to the person claiming such bounty, stating the amount of bounty to which such applicant is entitled, and deliver the same to said applicant, and said clerk shall destroy the heads of such crows or the eggs so delivered.

$ 3. Such certificate may be presented by the claimants or their agent to the county clerk of the county in which such crows were killed or eggs taken, who shall thereupon draw a warrant for the amount of the said bounty on the treasurer of said county, and said treasurer shall, upon presentation of said warrant, pay the same from the general or contingent fund of said county.

FILED June 5, 1907.
This bill having remained with the Governor ten days, Sundays excepted, the General
Assembly being in session, it has thereby become a law.
Witness my hand this 5th day of June A. D. 1907.

JAMES A. ROSE,
Secretary of State.

BOUNTY FOR KILLING GROUND HOGS. 1. Amount of bounty.

§ 3. Payment of bounty. $ 2. Proof of killing-certificate.

(HOUSE BILL No. 784. APPROVED JUNE 4, 1907.) An Act to provide for the payment of bounties for killing ground hogs.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That every person who shall kill any ground hog in any county in the State of Illinois shall be entitled to receive a bounty of twenty-five cents for each ground hog killed, to be allowed and paid in the manner hereinafter provided.

$ 2. Every person applying for such bounty shall take such ground hog or the head or scalp of such ground hogs in lots of not less than four to the county clerk in counties not under township organization. or in counties under township organization to the township clerk of the township within which such ground hogs shall have been killed and make proof of the killing of said ground hogs to said clerk by the affidavit of the person killing the same under oath or affirmation administered by said clerk and signed by the affiant and stating in said affidavit that said ground hogs were killed within the limits of the county in counties not under township organization or in counties under township organization within the limits of the township in which said bounty is applied for. Whereupon the said clerk if satisfied of the correctness of such claim shall issue a certificate to the person claiming, such bounty, stating the amount of bounty to which such applicant is entitled, and deliver the same to said applicant, and said clerk shall destroy the heads or scalp of such ground hogs.

8 3. Such certificate may be presented by the claimant or their agent to the county clerk of the county in which such ground hogs were killed, who shall thereupon draw a warrant for the amount of said bounty on the treasurer of said county and said treasurer shall upon presentation of said warrant pay the same from the general or contingent fund of said county.

APPROVED June 4, 1907.

FUR-BEARING ANIMALS. f 1. When unlawful to kill or trap. 1 & 2. Penalty.

(HOUSE Bill No. 459. APPROVED JUNE 4, 1907.) An Act to regulate and fix the time of killing fur-bearing animals.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly: That it shall be unlawful to trap or kill for profit or gain any fur-bearing animal from the first of May to the first of November of each and every year.

§ 2. Any person who shall violate the provision of this Act shall be subject to prosecution before any court of competent jurisdiction upon complaint, information or indictment, and shall upon conviction be fined for each offense not less than three dollars ($3.00) and not more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each and every offense.

APPROVED June 4, 1907.

APPROPRIATIONS.

AGRICULTURE-COUNTY FAIRS AND SOCIETIES.
$1. Amends section seven, act of 1883. $ 2. How drawn.
§ 7. Appropriations paid to State

Board-county fairs and
societies to receive 40 per
cent of annual premiums
paid-apprrpriates $60,-
000 per onun.

(SENATE BILL No. 365. APPROVED APRIL 26, 1907.) An Act to amend section seven of an Act entitled An Act to revise the

law in relation to the department of agriculture, agricultural societies and agricultural fairs, and to provide for reports of the same," approved June 23, 1883, in force July 1, 1883, and making an appropriation therefor.

SECTION I. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section seven of an Act entitled "An Act to revise the law in relation to the department of agriculture, agricultural societies and agricultural fairs and to provide for reports of the same," approved June 23, 1883, and in force July 1, 1883, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

$. 7. Whatever money shall be appropriated to the department of agriculture shall be paid to the State Board of Agriculture and may be expended by them as in the opinion of said board will best advance the interests of agriculture, horticulture, manufactures and domestic arts in this State.

All appropriations which shall be made for the benefit of county fairs or other agricultural societies shall be divided between such county fairs or agricultural societies as shall have given satisfactory evidence to said State board of having held an annual fair and made their annual report on or before the fifteenth day of November of each year to the State Board of Agriculture.

Said appropriations shall be divided between such county fairs or agricultural societies which shall have complied with the conditions herein prescribed, as follows: To each of said county fairs or agricultural societies forty per cent of the total amount of premiums paid at its annual fair for the current year for exhibits of horticulture, agriculture. poultry, live stock, and domestic and mechanical arts. On or before the fifteenth of November of each year the president and secretary of each county fair or agricultural society claiming the benefit of any such appropriation shall file with the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture a sworn statement of the actual amount of cash premiums and purses paid at the fair of the current season, which must correspond with the published offer of premiums and purses and a further sworn statement that at such fair all gambling and gambling devices of whatsoever kind, and the sale of intoxicating liquors have been prohibited and excluded from grounds of such county fair or agricultural society and all adjacent grounds under their authority of control. Such statement shall be accompanied by an itemized list of all premiums and

purses paid upon such forty per cent payment as claimed and a copy of the published premium list and speed list of such fair and a full statement of receipts and expenditures for the current year duly verified by the secretary of such fair or agricultural society. Such money shall be paid to the treasurer of the county fair or agricultural society upon his receipt countersigned by the secretary: Provided, that the amounts to be paid to any such county fair or agricultural society during any one year shall not exceed the sum of seventeen hundred dollars ($1,700.00) each. The sum of sixty thousand dollars per annum or so much thereof as may be annually necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act in accordance with the terms thereof.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer for the moneys herein above appropriated in favor of the several county fairs or agricultural societies of this State who shall have complied with the provisions of this Act, and the certificate of the State Board of Agriculture signed by its president and attested by its secretary shall be required by the Auditor of Public Accounts as proof of such compliance.

APPROVED April 26, 1907.

AGRICULTURE-EXPERIMENT STATION. § 1. Appropriates $50,000 per annum. $ 6. Apprcpriates $15,000 per annum.

Appropriates $25,000 per annum, $ 62. Appr priates $7,500 per annum. $ 3. Appropriates $15,000 per annum.

7. Committees- meetings — reports. Appropriates $25,000 per annum. $ 8. How diawn. & 5. Appropriates $15,000 per annum.

(SENATE Bill No. 214. APPROVED JUNE 4, 1907.) An Act to extend the equipment and increase the instruction in the

College of Agriculture of the University of Illinois and to provide for the extension of the Agricultural Experiment Station, and to make appropriations therefor.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That it shall be the duty of the College of Agriculture to give thorough and reliable instruction in the economic production of crops; the treatment of the different soils of the State in such manner as to secure the largest returns from each and without impairing its fertility; the principles of breeding and management of live stock, including animal diseases and a thorough knowledge of the various breeds and market classes; the economic and sanitary production of dairy goods, and the best methods of meeting existing market demands and of extending and developing trade in the agricultural productions of the State. That it shall be the further duty of said college to provide and maintain such live stock specimens, laboratories, apparatus and other material equipment, together with

teachers of such experience and skill as shall make such instruction effective. That to carry out the provisions of this section there be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) annually for the years 1907 and 1908: Provided, that the disposition of the funds from time to time to carry out the intent of this Act shall be along lines agreed upon by the dean of the College of Agriculture and an advisory committee consisting of the presidents of the following State agricultural organizations, to-wit: The Illinois Farmers' Institute, the Illinois Live Stock Breeders' Association, the Illinois State Florists' Association, the Illinois State Horticultural Society, the Illinois Corn Growers' Association and the Illinois Dairymen's Association.

§ 2. That it shall be the duty of the Agricultural Experiment Station to conduct investigations calculated to develop the beef, pork, mutton, wool and horse producing interests of the State, and especially to devise and conduct feeding experiments intended to determine the most successful combination of stock foods, particularly in Illinois grains and forage crops, and to discover the most economical and successful methods of maintaining animals and fitting them for the market; to investigate live stock conditions, both at home and abroad, in so far as they affect market values, and to publish the results of such experiments and investigations. That to carry out the provisions of this section there be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of twentyfive thousand dollars ($25,000.00) annually for the years 1907 and 1908: Provided, that the work undertaken and outlined in this section shall be carried out on lines to be agreed upon by the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and an advisory Committee of five, to be appointed by the Illinois Live Stock. Breeders' Association.

$ 3. That it shall be the duty of the Agricultural Experiment Station to conduct experiments in the several sections of the State, in order to discover the best methods of producing corn, wheat, oats and clover on the different soils and under the various climatic conditions of the State, and for the purpose of improving the varieties grown for special purposes; and that, to carry out the provisions of this section, there be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) annually for the years 1907 and 1908: Provided, that the work outlined in this section shall be carried out on lines to be agreed upon by the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and an advisory committee of five, to be appointed as follows: Two by the Illinois Corn Growers' Association, two by the Illinois Seed Corn Breeders' Association and one by the Illinois Grain Dealers' Association.

$ 4. That it shall be the duty of the Agricultural Experiment Station to make chemical and physical examination of the various soils of the State, in order to identify the several types and determine their character; to make and publish an accurate survey with colored maps, in order to establish the location, extent and boundaries of each ; to ascertain by direct experiment in laboratory and field what crops and treatment are best suited to each; whether the present methods are tending to best results and whether to the preservation or reduc

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