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$ 9. Where such violation is alleged to have been committed upon that portion of a stream or water course which may be the dividing line between two counties, then the complaint may be made to any justice of the peace of either of such counties.

§ 10. If the justice before whom such complaint shall be made shall be satisfied that there is reasonable cause to justify the making of such complaint, he shall issue his warrant, directed to the sheriff or constable of such county, commanding him forth with to arrest and bring before him, or in his absence, before some other justice of the peace within such county, the person or persons alleged to have been guilty of violating any of the sections of this act.

$ 11. Whenever any person or persons shall be brought before any justice of the peace, in the manner provided in this act, it shall be the duty of such justice to hear and determine the complaint. The person or persons so charged may demand a jury at any time before the commencement of the trial, and the case shall be tried as cases before justices in civil cases, and judgment shall be for conviction or acquittal of the defendant or defendants in the case. In case a jury is called, the form of the verdict shall be, if for conviction: "We, the jury, find the defendant guilty, and assess the fine at ... dollars," and if for acquittal: “We, the jury, find the defendant not guilty.” The justice shall pronounce judgment in accordance with the verdict.

§ 12. Whenever any judgment of conviction shall be rendered against any defendant or defendants, as above provided, execution shall issue forthwith on such judgment, and the sheriff or constable to whom the same shall be directed shall pay one-half of all penalties collected on such execution in payment of such judgment to the person or persons who shall have made the complaint, and the remaining one-half to the superintendent of schools of the county wherein such trial shall be had.

$ 13. Whenever any execution, issued as above provided, shall be returned "no property found," the justice issuing the same, or in case of his death or absence, any other justice having possession of the docket in which such judgment was entered, shall issue his warrant to the sheriff or any constable of such county, commanding him to take and deliver the defendant or defendants in the execution to the jailor of said county, who shall receive such defendant or defendants into his custody and commit him to the county jail of such county, or workhouse of such county whenever one exists, for a period of not less than ten nor more than sixty days, as the justice shall decide and direct in his warrant, but such defendant or defendants so arrested or committed shall be discharged at any time on payment of such fine and costs.

$ 14. Any defendant or defendants against whom such judgment of conviction shall be rendered, and, in case of acquittal, the party making the complaint, or any person who will give the necessary bond, shall have the right of appeal, on the same terms as in civil cases before justices, but no proceedings herein provided for shall be stayed until such appeal shall be fully perfected.

$ 15. It shall be the duty of all sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and constables of this State to look after the violations of any of the sections of this act; to make complaints where such violations come to their knowledge; and they shall have power to arrest any person or persons they may find in the act of violating any of the provisions of this act without a warrant, and keep him or them in custody until complaint can be made against him or them, as hereinbefore provided.

§ 16. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act are hereby repealed; but such repeal shall not disturb the status of the present Board of Fish Commissioners.

APPROVED May 31, 1887.

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GAME-PROTECTION OF.

§ 1. Prohibits the taking or killing for two § 2. Penalties for violation of this act.

years, of prairie chicken, partridge, § 3. Dealing in and shipping game.
pheasant or quail; quail shooting
permitted in November and Decem-

§ 4. Prosecutions under this act.
ber of each year.

An Act entitled "An act for the protection of wild game." SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons, for the period of two years from and after the passage of this act, to hunt, pursue, kill, trap, net, destroy or attempt to kill, trap, net, ensnare or otherwise destroy any prairie hen or chicken, ruffled grouse (commonly called partridge), pheasant or quail: Provided, it shall not be unlawful to shoot quail between the first day of November and the thirty-first day of December of

each year.

§ 2. And every person so offending shall, for each and every offense, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be fined in the sum of not less than twenty or more than forty dollars and costs of suit, and shall stand committed in the county jail until such fine and costs are paid: Provided, such imprisonment shall not exceed twenty days.

§ 3. No person or persons shall sell, or expose for sale, or have in his or their possession for the purpose of selling, or exposing for sale, any of the wild fowls or birds mentioned in section 1 of this act; and any persons so offending shall, on conviction, be fined and dealt with as specified in section two of this act: Provided, that inhabitants of villages and cities may receive and ship game from other States, and expose and sell the same on the markets in said villages and cities between the first of October and the first of February of the following year.

§ 4. All prosecutions under the provisions of this act shall be brought by any person in the name of the people of the State of Illinois, against any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this act, before any justice of the peace of the county in

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which such violation is alleged to have taken place, or before any court of competent jurisdiction; and it is hereby made the duty of State's attorneys to see that the provisions of this act are enforced in their respective counties, and they shall prosecute all offenders on receiving information of the violations of any of the provisions of this act; and it is made the duty of sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, constables and police officers to inform against and prosecute all persons who there is probable cause to believe are guilty of violating any of the provisions of this act. Seventy-five percent. of the amount recovered in any penal action under the provisions of this act, shall go to the school treasurer of the township in which this act shall have been violated, to be added to the school fund of such township, and twenty-five per cent. of the fine to the informer.

APPROVED June 9, 1887.

GUARDIANS AND WARDS.

INVESTMENT OF MONEY.

§ 1. Amends section 22, act 1872, by providing how wards' money shall be invested. An Act to amend section twenty-two (22) of an act entitled "An act

in regard to guardians and wards,approved April 10, 1872. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly; That section' twenty-two (22) of an act entitled “An act in regard to guardians and wards," approved April 10, 1872, be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows, to-wit:

“Section 22. It shall be the duty of the guardian to put and keep his ward's money at interest upon security to be approved by the court, or by investing on approval of the court the same in United States bonds, or in the bonds of any county or city which are not issued in aid of railroads, and where the laws do not permit said counties or cities to become indebted in excess of five per cent. of the assessed valuation of property for taxation therein, and where the total indebtedness of such county or city does not exceed five per cent. of the assessed valuation of property for taxation at the time of such investment. Personal security may be taken for loans not exceeding one hundred dollars. Loans upon real estate shall be secured by first mortgage thereon and not to exceed onehalf the value thereof. No mortgage loan shall be made for a longer time than three years nor beyond the minority of the ward: Provided, the same may be extended from year to year without the approval of the court. The guardian shall be chargeable with interest upon any money which he shall wrongfully or negligently allow to remain in his hands uninvested after same might have been invested,” APPROVED June 8, 1887.

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INSOLVENT DEBTORS-INTOXICATING LIQUORS.

INSOLVENT DEBTORS.

IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT.

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1. Amends section 34 by providing that no person shall be imprisoned for a longer period

than six months. An Act to amend section thirty-four of an act entitled "An act con

cerning insolvent debtors," approved April 10, 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 thirty-four of an act entitled "An act concerning insolvent debtors," approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“Section 34. In any case where the defendant arrested upon final process shall not be entitled to relief under the provisions of this act, if the plaintiff will advance the jail fees and board in manner hereinbefore provided, the defendant may be imprisoned at $1.50 per day, until the judgment shall be satisfied, and the officer making the arrest shall endorse the execution ‘satisfied in full by imprisonment': Provided, that no person heretofore or hereafter imprisoned under the provisions of this act, shall be imprisoned for a longer period than six months from the date of arrest; and all persons imprisoned under the provisions of this act for the period of six months or more at the time this act takes effect, shall thereupon be immediately discharged: Provided, however, that no person shall be released from imprisonment under this act who neglects or refuses to schedule in manner and form as provided by this act.”

APPROVED June 14, 1887.

INTOXICATING LIQUORS.

SALE OF.

§ 1. Prohibits the sale of intoxicating § 3. Fines and imprisonments; how enliquors outside of cities, towns and

forced. villages in less quantities than 5 gal

§ 4. Evidence required to convict under lons.

this act. § 2. Shift or device prohibited.

§ 5. This act shall not be construed so as to

conflict with the dram-shop act. An Act to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors outside the incorpo

rated limits of cities, towns ana villages. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That whoever shall, outside of

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the incorporated limits of any city, town or village, by himself or another, either as principal, clerk or servant, directly or indirectly sell, barter or exchange, or in any manner dispose of, for money or any thing of value, any intoxicating liquors of any kind in any less quantity than five gallons, and in the original package as put up by the manufacturer, shall, for each offense, be fined not less than fifty nor more than one hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not less than thirty nor more than ninety days, or both, in the discretion of the court.

§ 2. Any shift or device to evade the provisions of this act shall be held to be an unlawful selling.

§ 3. Any fine or imprisonment mentioned in this act may be enforced by indictment or information in any court of record having criminal jurisdiction, or the fine above may be sued for and recovered before any justice of the peace of the proper county in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, and in case of conviction the offender shall stand committed to the county jail until the costs and judgment are fully paid, or until discharged by order of the court before which the conviction was obtained.

§ 4. In all prosecutions under this act, by indictment or otherwise, it shall not be necessary to state the kind of liquor sold or to describe the place where sold, except as herein required, nor to show the knowledge of the principal to convict for the acts of an agent or servant, nor to state the name of the person to whom liquor is sold, and in all cases the persons to whom liquors shall be sold in violation of this act shall be competent witnesses.

$ 5. Nothing contained herein shall be construed so as to prevent county boards from granting license to keep dram shops as is now provided by law, and all persons keeping dram shops so licensed shall be exempt from the provisions of this act.

APPROVED May 4, 1897.

INSURANCE, FIRE.

COUNTY COMPANIES.

§ 1. Amends sec. 3, act of 1877, by fixing number of directors and regulating the election.

Amends sec. 8 by changing terms and amount of policy. Amends sec. 11 by fixing

the amount of loss to be adjusted by President and Secretary at $200. An Act to amend sections three (3), eight (8) and eleven (11) of an act

entitled An act to organize and regulate County Fire Insurance Companies," approved June 2, 1877, in force July 1, 1877.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections three (3), eight

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