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county where such new trial is to be had, and of such sheriff to take and re-convey such person to the jail of his county, and for such services the sheriff shall be allowed and paid like fees as in the case of commitments to the penitentiary.

§ 2. In case of the affirmance of any judgment upon Time of servico. which a prisoner has been committed to the penitentiary, and upon which a supersedeas has been granted, which has not had the effect to release such prisoner from confinement in the penitentiary, the time of service under snch judgment shall commence to run from the time of the commitment.

$ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED March 31, 1869.

AN ACT supplementary to an act entitled “Ad act for the government and In force April

discipline of the Illinois penitentiary," and amendments thereto, passed 19, 1809. at the present general assembly.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ninois, represented in the General Assembly, That whea the governor shall pardon any convict, he may, in his dis- Pardoned con

vict may be a cretion, issue a certificate restoring him or her to the right witness. to give testimony, as a witness, in all cases in any court in this state; which certificate shall be taken as evidence of the fact in all courts and elsewhere.

$ 2. This act shall take effect from and after its pas. sage.

APPROVED April 19, 1869.

AN ACT to provide for the employment of county convicts. In forco Aprli

19, 1869. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Mlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That, hereafter, any prisoner convicted in the circuit conrt of any Court county in this state, or in any city court having criminal vicus to labor. jurisdiction, of any crime or misdemeanor, the punishment of which is imprisonment in the county jail, such prisoner or convict may be sentenced, by the court in which such conviction is bad, to labor for the benefit of the county

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during the term of such imprisonment, in the county or other work-house provided for that purpose by the county authorities.

$ 2. The county courts, or the board of supervisors in counties adopting township organization, may erect or cause to be erected a work-house in their respective counties, or they may direct that work-house owned or constructed by any city shall be used in place or in lieu of any county work-house; and whea they shall so order or direct, then such convict shall be sentenced to such city workhouse.

$ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED April 19, 1869,


In force March

80, 1869.

AN ACT to further define the duties of coroners.


SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That every coroner shall, at the expense of the county, be supplied with proper record books, wherein he shall enter the name, if known, of each and every person upon whose body an inquest shall be held, together with the names of the jarors comprising the jury, the names, residence and occupations of the witnesses who are sworn and examined, and the verdict of the jury, which they may render; and in case the name of the person deceased is not known, it shall be the duty of the coroner to make out a description of said person, and enter the same upon the record book to be so kept by him, together with all such facts and circumstances attending the death which inay be known, and which may lead to the identification of the person; and shall carefully take an inventory of said person's personal effects and property of every kind and nature whatever, and state on his records what has been done with the same, and if any of the said personal property be money, where the same is deposited.

§ 2. It shall further be the daty of the coroner to cause the testimony of each and every witness, who may be sworn and examined at any inquest, to be written out and signed by said witness, together with his occupation and place of

Written testimony.

residence, which testimony shall be filed with said coroner, in his said office, and carefully preserved.

$ 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED March 30, 1869.


AN ACT to authorize the formation of corporations to provide the mem- In force March

bers thereof with homesteads, or lots of land suitable for homesteads. 26, 1869.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That any number of persons, not less than three, may associate and Number may form themselves into an incorporated company for the pur

incorporate. pose of accumulating a fund for the purchase of real estate in large tracts, paying of incumbrances thereon, the improvement thereof, and the subdivision thereof into lots and parcels suitable for homesteads, and the distribution of such lots or parcels among the shareholders, or to aid its shareholders in acquiring real estate, making improvements thereon and removing incumbrances therefrom.

$ 2. Such persons shall severally subscribe articles of Articles of asassociation, in which shall be set forth the name and objects sociation. of the association or corporation, the time, not to exceed ten years, for which the same is limited to exist, the amount of capital stock, and the number of shares into which it is proposed to be divided, the number of directors and other officers, their terms of office and duties, and such other regulations as may be necessary to enable the corporation to carry on its business and accomplish its objects, and how amendments thereto may be made.

§ 3. A certificate, in writing, duly signed and acknow- Certificate. ledged by three or more of the persons proposing to form such corporation, before some officer competent to take acknowledgment of deeds--in which shall be set forth the corporate name of the association, its objects, the amount of the capital stock and of the fand to be raised, the number of shares, the time of its existence, not to exceed ten years, the number of trustees or directors who shall manage the concerns of the association for the first year of its existence, and their names and the name of the city, town or county in which the office or principal place of business

is to be located—shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the office or principal place of business is intended to be located, and a copy thereof, duly certified under the hand and seal of such county clerk, in the office of the secretary of state of the state of Illinois ; and thereupon the persons who have subscribed the said certificate, and such other persons as shall become members of such association, and their successors, shall be a body corporate by the name specified in said certificate, and shall possess the powers and privileges, and be subject to the provisions of an act concerning corporations, passed February tenth, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, and the various acts amendatory of and supplemental thereto, so far as the provisions therein contained are consistent with this act and no further; and they shall, by their corporate name, be capable, in law, of purchasing, holding and conveying any personal property or estate whatever, which may be necessary to enable said associates to carry on the

operations pamed in said certificate. Subscription $ 4. It shall be lawful for the trustees to call in and deand payments.

mand from the shareholders, respectively, all such sums of money by them subscribed, at such times and in such pay. ments or installments as the articles of association shall prescribe, under the penalty of forfeiture of the shares of stock subscribed for, and all deposits, assessments and previous payınents made thereon towards the principal funds of the association, and the property acquired there with and owned by the association, if payment shall not be made by the stockholders within ten days after a personal demand and notice requiring such payment shall have been published, at least thirty days, in a newspaper of general circulation in the city, town or county where the office or principal place of business of such corporation is located, or in the newspaper published nearest to the place where the business of the company shall be carried on as aforesaid ; but articles of incorporation may prescribe other penalties than such forfeiture upon such failure to meet the payments of such deposits, assessments and installments; in which case, such provisions shall govern and may be legally enforced. No holder of shares sball claim to be legally exempt from making monthly or other payments provided for in the articles of association, or installments upon said shares, upon the ground that amounts have been paid by said shareholder as fines for the non-payment of dues, or other violation of the articles of association, or of any premium for loans to members, or advance price of property bid by

such member. Borrow and § 5. All corporations formed under this act shall have lend money.

power to borrow money for temporary purposes, not inconsistent with the objects of their organization, and to loan

married women.

to their own members or other persons any moneys belonging to such corporation, and not needed for immediate use; but no loan for such purposes shall have a longer duration than two years, nor shall such indebtedness exceed, at any one time, one-fourth of the aggregate amount of the shares and parts of shares and the income thereof actually paid in and received. Such corporation, however, for the purpose of completing the purchase of land to be subdivided and distributed among the shareholders, may borrow, upon the security of their shares or the land so purchased, or the land owned or held by them at the time of making such loan or loans, any sum or sums of money, which, together with the interest to become due thereon, shall not exceed ninety per cent. of the amount subscribed by the shareholders and still remaining to be paid upon the shares ; but no loan shall be taken for a longer period than the tiine limited in the articles of association for the existence of the corporation, nor shall the interest to be paid upon soch loans ever be compounded, or exceed, in the aggregate, ten per cent. per annum.

$ 6. Parents may take and hold shares in such associa- min relation to tions in behalf and for the use of minor children: Provi- and ded, the cost of such shares and the amount of deposits and assessments thereon to be paid from the personal earnings of such minor children, or the earnings or money of such parent for this purpose voluntarily bestowed. Married women may take and hold shares in such associations : Provided, the cost of such shares and the amount of deposits and assessments shall be paid from their personal earnings, the personal earnings or money of their children voluntarily bestowed for this purpose, or from property bequeathed or given to them, or given to them by persons other than their husbands.

$ 7. Every such corporation shall terminate, except for Termination. the purpose of settling its affairs, at the expiration of the time stated in the articles of association for its existence, or whenever it is dissolved in the manner provided in the articles of association; but no dividend of the funds belonging to the corporation, or the proceeds of property owned by the corporation, shall be paid to the shareholders upon such dissolution until all the debts of the association shall have been paid or otherwise sufficiently provided for. $ 8. No officer, trustee, attorney, agent or servant of Restriction ap

on any association incorporated under the provisions of this act sball use or dispose of any part of the funds of said association, or assign, transfer, cancel or deliver up, or acknowledge satisfaction of any bond, mortgage or other written instrument belonging to such association, unless duly authorized, or be guilty of any fraud in the performance of his duties, and every person guilty of a violation of this

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