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In force April AN ACT to amend an act for the assessment of property, approved Feb8, 1869.

ruary 12, 1853,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section Commission twelve (12) of said act be and the same is hereby so amendmerchants nenot ed as not to require commission merchants, in listing their of non-residents own property for taxation, to list property consigned to

them for sale, by parties residing in other states, unless said commission merchants are owners or part owners of the property consigned.

§ 2. This act shall be deemed a public act, and shall take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED April 8, 1869.

AUDITOR.

In force March AN ACT to authorize the auditor of public accounts to assign a certain 31, 1869.

certificate of purchase therein named,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Nlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the auditor of public accounts of the state of Illinois be and is hereby authorized and required to assign to William Clayton a certain certificate of purchase, for tifty acres of land, off of the south end of the east half of the south-east quarter of section eleven (11), in township nine (9) north, of range two (2) west of the fourth (4) principal meridian, in Warren county, state of Illinois, (not including four (1) acres reserved by William Johnson, in his sale to said Clayton), bearing date 29th day of June, 1868, issued to 0. H. Minor, for the use of the people of the state of Illinois, by W. L. Cuthbert, sheriff of said Warren county; which said land was sold, as the property of said William Clayton, under and by virtue of an execution issued out of the supreme court of the state of Illinois, for the second (2d) grand division, on a judgment obtained in said court on the 25th day of January, 1860, against Amon S. Gilbert, William Clayton and others, and in favor of the people of the state of Úlinois.

§ 2. That this act be in force froin and after its passage. APPROVED March 31, 1869.

BAGGAGE.

Bold.

AN ACT authorizing the sale of unclaimed baggage and other property. In force April

16, 1869. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That whenever personal baggage, sample packages, bundles and lug. Baggage to be gage, transported by any railroad company, doing business as common carriers, to any points in this state, shall remain at the place to which the same is or shall be directed, or any lost or stray baggage shall remain unclaimed, by the owner or consignee, for the space of three months, the same shall thereafter be subject to reasonable charges for keeping and storing the same; and it, after the expiration of six months from the time said personal baggage, sample packages, bundle, luggage, lost or stray baggage shall be received at the place to which the same shall be or shall have been transported, said reasonable charges shall not be paid, and the owner or person to whom the same shall be directed, can not, upon diligent inquiry, be found, or being found and notified of the arrival of such property,' shall neglect to receive the same, and pay such reasonable charges thereon, then, if there be no warehouse at the point to which such property sball have been directed which will receive the same and pay such reasonable charges thereon, it shall he lawful for 'stich railroad company to sell such property at public auction, after giving ten days' notice of the time and place of said salo, by posting notices thereof in tive public places in the county where such sale shall be made, and out of the proceeds of such sale to pay the legal charges on said property, and to pay the overplus, if any, to the owner or consignee of said property, on demand: Provided, that nothing in this act shall prevent the owner or consignee of any such property from recovering of any such corporation or common carrier, the whole of any such property in cases where the same shall be lost or destroyed by the carelessness or negligence of such corporation or common carrier.

$ 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to all steam- Steamboat boats and transportation companies, who act as common companies incarriers in this state.

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

APPROVED April 16, 1869.

CANAL.

In force Feb. 25, AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act for canal and river improve

ments,” approved February 28, 1867.

1869.

limited.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Commissioners number of commissioners mentioned and provided for in reduced to three the first section of the act to which this act is an amend

ment, shall be and the same is hereby reduced to three commissioners, and their term of service is hereby reduced

and limited to two years. Appropriation § 2. And be it further enacted, That the appropriation

made and provided for in said act shall be and the same is hereby limited to the sum of four hundred thousand dollars; and no further or greater sum shall be used or expended, or contracted or agreed to be used or expended, under the provisions of said act, by said commissioners or by any of

them. Construction $ 3. The commissioners to be appointed under the proof lock and dam

visions of this act, and the act to which this act is an amendment, shall be strictly confined and restricted to the surveys contemplated in said act, and to the construction of one lock and one dam in the Illinois river, as mentioned in and contemplated in and by section ten of said act, and to dredging out the mouth of said canal at La Salle, between

the lower lock and the river. Engineer's es- $ 4. Said commissioners are hereby strictly forbidden

to commence the construction of said lock and dam, or im. provement of said Illinois river, as provided for in said section ten of said act, unless they shall first ascertain, from the estimates of at least two competent engineers, separately made, that the same can be completed for a less sum of money than is appropriated by the said act-to-wit: four hundred thousand dollars—including all incidental ex

penses. Not to inter- $ 5. Said commissioners shall not, under any circumand Michigan stances or under any claim of right, under any law, take or

attempt to take possession of, or in any manner interfere with the Illinois and Michigan Canal, or the tolls or reve. nue thereof.

$ 6. This shall be deemed a public act, and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 25, 1869.

timates.

Canal.

AN ACT granting certain privileges to parties resident along the line of the In force March Illinois and Michigan Canal.

27, 1869.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Minois, represented in the General Assembly, That all parties resident upon the line of the Illinois and Michigan Canal shall be allowed to cut and remove ice from the said canal, its feeders, side-cuts and basins, free of charge and expense.

§ 2. This act shall take effect froin and after its passage.

APPROVED March 27, 1869.

AN ACT in reference to the improvement of the navigable condition of so In force June

much of the Ilinois and Michigan Canal as extends from lock fifteen (15), 19, 1860. aod known as the steamboat channel, to its intersection with the Illinois river.

WHEREAS, that portion of the Illinois and Michigan Canal extending from lock fifteen (15), on said canal, to its intersection with the Illinois river, and known as the "steamboat channel," has become eo obstructed through the accumulation of deposits of foreign substances therein, and from other causes, as to seriously obstruct navigation through tbe same, and in consequence of which the revenues arising from said canal bave been materially diminished:

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Ilinois, represented in the General Assembly, That it is hereby made the duty of the trustees of the Illinois and Vichigan Canal, and they are hereby authorized, without any unnecessary delay, to have such obstructions and deposits removed, so that the bottom of said steamboat channel shall be on a level with the mitre-sill of said lock fifteen (15), and to hereafter keep the said channel free from such obstructions.

APPROVED March 30, 1869.

In force March AN ACT providing the manner of redemption and sale of certain forfeited

canal lands and town lote, and also authorizing and requiring the state trustee of the Illinois and Michigan Caral to settle his accounts with the state.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all lands Manner of and town lots heretofore sold by the state trustee, and now redemption.

forfeited or may become forfeited by reason of the nonpayment of any installment or interest due, shall be redeemed only by the payment of all moneys remaining unpaid, due, or to become due on any such tract of land or

town lot sought to be redeemed. Sale by trustee. $ 2. All canal lands hereafter sold by the state trustee

shall be sold for cash. Lot number two (2), in block number fifty (50), in Lockport, Will county, and lot number eleven (11), in block number fifty-nine (59), state's addition to Ottawa, LaSalle county, may be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, notwithstanding such bids may be less than the appraised value of said lots: Provided, that said first described lot shall not be sold for less than one hundred and seventy five dollars, and the other for not less

than seventy-five dollars. Trustee's report § 3. It shall be the duty of the state trustee hereafter,

annually, on the thirtieth day of November, and those persons heretofore acting as such, on or before the first day of July next, to report to the auditor all moneys or scrip re. ceived and disbursed by him from the proceeds of any canal lands and lots, heretofore and hereafter sold, and under his control, and to pay over to the state treasurer all such moneys or scrip then remaining in his hands; and said auditor shall have authority and is hereby required to examine all books, accounts and vouchers in verification of the correctness of such reports, and shall certify to the treasurer the amount to be so paid : Provided, that the present trustee shall immediately report and pay as aforesaid, and those persons heretofore acting as such shall have until the first of November next to pay all moneys or scrip

found due. Auditor's duty. 84. And the auditor is hereby authorized, and it is

made his dnty to require the reports aforesaid to be made at the time before provided, and to take all necessary steps to enforce such reports and payments.

$ 5. This act shall be a public act, and be in force from its passage.

APPROVED March 31, 1869.

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