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LIST OF MAT TER.
Officers of the Illinois State Agricultural Society for 1861 to 1864, inclusive.
1862, 1863, 1864 and 1865. Reports of Committees at the Fairs of 1861, 1863 and 1864. Statements of Exhibitors in relation to Field Crops, Orchards, Sugars and
Sirups. Reports of Committee on Farms, Orchards, Nurseries and Draining. Report of the Executive Committee on the field trial of Harvesting Implements
and Machinery, at Dixon, in 1862. Report of the Awarding Committee on the field trial of Plows and other Imple
ments of Culture, at Decatur, in 1863.
On Cultivation of Field Crops and Preparation of Soils ; by Prof. J. B. TURNER.
J. H. Suita, Esq.
therefrom; by Dr. E. F. NEWBERRY.
On the Agricultural College ; by RICHARD EDWARDS, L, L. D., President Nor
mal University. On Some of the Chemical Changes which take place in the Germination,
Growth and Decay of Plants; by Prof. J. A. Sewall, of the Normal University. On Bread-making ; by Mrs. John R. Woods. Miscellaneous Papers,
Familiar Letters on Geology; by Prof. A. H. WORTHEN, Ill. State Geologist. On Our Natural Resources; by Prof. C. D. Wilber, Sec'y Ill. State Nat. Hist.
Society. On The Culture and Management of Tobacco; by L. J. BRADFORD, Esq., Presi
dent Ky. State Agricultural Society. On Hemp Culture; by L. J. BraDFORD, Esq., President Ky. State Agricultural
On Orcharding, with Statement; by Lucius Francis, Esq. Selected Papers, Essays, Reports, Lists of Fruits, Useful and Ornamental Trees
and Shrubs, recommended by the State Horticultural Society, from the
Proceedings of 1861, '2 and '3. Transactions of the State Horticultural Society, entire, for 1864. AppendixDiscourse on the Oceanic Avalanche and its Counter Currents, read before the
Ill. Nat. Hist. Soc'y, June 24, 1862, by Prof. J. B. TURNER. Proceedings of Conventions in regard to Agricultural College and Industrial
University. Report of Committee appointed by Farmers' Convention at Decatur, in 1864.
ILLINOIS STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.
OFFICERS FOR 1861-'64.
1st A. J. MATTSON,
2d R. H. HOLDER,
3d R. H. WHITING,
4th J. W. SINGLETON,
5th A. B MCCONNELL,
6th Wy. KILE,
7th W. S. WAIT,
8ch H. S. OZBURN
.... Galena. ..........Freeport. Prophetstown. Bloomington. Galesburg.
BOARD OF COUNSELLORS.
....Berlin. ..Decatur. ... Salem.
.JOHN W. BUNN.
* Soon after his election, Mr. Denio removed to California, and Charles H. ROSENSTIEL, Esq., of Freeport, Stephenson county, was invited, by resolution of the Board, to act as the Vice President for the 1st district. Mr. R. accepted the position, and discharged its duties during the remainder of the term.
ILLINOIS STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY,
Revised and Adopted September 12th, 1860, by Delegates from the County Agri
cultural Societies in this State.
The name of this Society shall be “The ILLINOIS STATE AGRICULTURAL Society."
Its objects shall be the promotion of Agriculture, Horticulture, Manufactures, Mechanic and Household Arts.
Section 1. The Society shall consist of such citizens of the State as shall pay to its Treasurer one dollar annually, also of honorary and corresponding members. The Presidents of County Agricultural Societies in this State, or delegates from each, shall, ex-officio, be members of this Society.
Sec. 2. The officers of the Society shall consist of a President, one Vice President-for and to reside in each congressional district-a Recording Secretary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, and an Executive Committee—to consist of a President, Vice Presidents and one Ex-President, whose term of office last expired-of whom a majority shall constitute a quorum.
Seo. 3. The Recording Secretary shall keep the records of the Society. The Corresponding Secretary shall carry on the correspondence with other Societies and with individuals in the furtherance of the objects of the Society.
SEC. 4. The Treasurer shall kcep the funds of the Society, and disburse them on the written order of the President or the Executive Committee, countersigned by the Recording. Secretary. He shall make a report of receipts and expenditures at the biennial meeting.
Sec. 5. The Executive Committee shall take charge of and distribute and preserve all seeds, plants, books, models, &c., which may be transmitted to the Society, and shall have charge of all communications designed or calculated for publication, and so far as they may deem expedient, shall collect, arrange and publish the same in such manner and form as they shall deem best calculated to promote the objects of this Society. They may also establish such by-laws, rules and regulations as they may deem necessary for the government of the Society, provided the same do not conflict with this Constitution.
Sec 6. There shall be a biennial meeting of delegates, to be appointed by the County Agricultural Societies of this State; each county Society having a legal organization, and bolding annual Fairs to be entitled to three delegates, and no
Said delegates shall meet upon the Fair Grounds of the Society, and at 6 o'clock, P. M. of the third day of the Fair, proceed, under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Executive Committee, to elect the officers of this Society, who, when so elected, shall enter upon the duties of their respective offices on the second Monday of January following their election. Said election shall be by ballot, unless two-thirds of the number of delegates present shall otherwise elect,
Seo. 7. This Society shall hold an annual Fair at such time and place as shall be designated by the Executive Committee.
Sec. 8. This Constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of the delegates present attending any biennial meeting.
A GENERAL ACT FOR THE INCORPORATION OF COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That an Agricultural Society may be formed in any county of the State, by the voluntary association of any number of legal voters of the same-not less than twenty-who may meet and organize for that purpose, under a constitution and by-laws of their own construction, which they may alter and amend at pleasure ; the use and benefit of the same to be alike free to every citizen of the county who is disposed to associate with them under the constitution and by-laws so provided, and in accordance with this act, upon such terms as may be provided.
SEC. 2. Each county Society thus organized may thereupon be constituted a a body corporate and politic, under an appropriate name; which name, together with that of the President, Secretary and Treasurer, shall be recorded on the books of the county clerk of the county wherein said Society is located; whereupon said Society shall be deemed legally constituted, and under this name shall be capable of contracting ard being contracted with, suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, in all courts of law and equity in this State ; and in said county shall have power to sue for and collect all gratuitous subscriptions which are or may be made to such Society; and may have a common seal, which they may change at pleasure; and may, in their corporate name, acquire, by purchase or otherwise, and hold real estate, for the use and to promote the objects of the Society, not exceeding in quantity, at any time, five hundred
Sec. 3. Any person who shall, without the permission of the officers of the corporation, enter within any inclosure which may be used by such corporation for an Agricultural or Mechanical Fair, and any person guilty of disorderly conduct, or such as may interrupt or be prejudicial to the interests of said Fair, show or exhibition, whether inside the inclosure for the same, or at any distance within two hundred yards of such inclosure, shall be liable to immediate arrest, and to the payment of five dollars to the association, to be recoverable at suit of said corporation, in action for debt, before any justice of the peace or other court in this State.
Sec. 4. The provisions of the third section of this act are hereby made applicable and legally available to all Agricultural Societies within the State, whether incorporated or unincorporated, and which desire to take the benefit of the same. Sec. 5. This act to be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED February 8, 1857.
AN ACT TO PREVENT THE SALE OF SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS AND OTHER ARTICLES OF
TRAFFIC AT OR NEAR AGRICULTURAL FAIR GROUNDS.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That no person shall keep any shop, booth, tent, wagon or other carriage, vessel or boat, for the sale of spirituous or other liquors, or any provisions, or any article of traffic whatever, or sell, or expose to sale, give, barter, or otherwise dispose of, in or near any such shop, booth, tent, wagon or other carriage, vessel or boat, or in any other way or place, any spirituous or other liquors, or any provisions, or any article of traffic whatever, at or within the distance of two miles from the place where any Agricultural, Horticultural or Mechanical Society, or people are collected, holding any Agricultural, Horticultural or Mechanical fair or public exhibition; nor shall any person, within the distance aforesaid, exhibit any shows or plays, unless the same shall have been duly authorized by the proper authority, previous to the commencement of such exhibition ; nor shall any person, within the distance aforesaid, promote, aid or be engaged in any racing of animals, or in any gaming of any description; nor shall any person obstruct the free passage of any highway or traveled road with