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Spo. 3. It shall be the duty of each county or district society to publish'amual.y a list of the awards, and an abstract of the treasurer's account, in a newspaper of the district ; and to make a report of their priceedings during the year, and a synopsis of the awards for improve ments in agriculture, and household manufactures, together with an abstract of the several de scriptions of those improvements, and also make a report of the condition of agriculture in theit coanty or district, which reports shall be made out in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture, and shall be forwarded to the State Board at their an pual meding in December, in ea sh year; and no subsequent payment shall be made from the county treasurer, unless a certificate is presented to the auditor from the president of the State Board, showing that such reports have been duly made.

SEO. 4 enumerates the Incorporators.

SEO 5. It shall be the duty of said Board, or any ten of them, to meet in the city of Colante bus, on the first Wednesday of April, after the passage of this act, and to organize by appoint hog a president, secretary and treasurer, and such other officers as they may deem necessary also determining by lot the time that each member shall serve, so that the term of service of me-half of the members shall expire annually, on the day of the annual meeting in December; end the president shall have power to call meetings of the Board whenever he may deem it es pedient.

Seo. 6. There shall be held in the city of Columbus, on the first Wednesday after the first Monday in December, an annual meeting of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture, together with the president of each County Agricultural Society, or other delegates therefrom, duly authorized who shall, for the time being, be ex officio members of the State Board of Agriculture, for the purpose of deliberation and consultation as to the wants, prospects and condition of the agrt cultural interest throughout the State ; and at such annual meeting, the several reports from the county societies shall be delivered to the president of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture ; and the said president and delegates shall, at this meeting, elect suitable persons to fill all Vacancies in the Ohio State Board of Agriculture.

Seo. 7. And it shall be the duty of said Board to make an annual report to the General As sembly of the State, embracing the proceedings of the Board for the past year, and an abstract of the proceedings of the several agricultural societies, as well as a general view of the condi tjon of agriculture throughout the State, accompanied by such recommendations as they may deem interesting and useful.

Sto. 8. That the act to authorize and encourage the establishment of agrioultural societies In this state, and for other purposes therein set forth, passed March twelfth, one thousand eighi hundred and thirty pine, be and the same is hereby repeale i ; provided the acts done, obligations incurred, and rights acquired under the provisions thereof, shall remain in no wise altered er affected by this act.

AN ACT To amend an act entitled “ An act for the encouragement of Agriculture,” passed February 27,

1846. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the “Ohio Stato Board of Agriculture” shall consist of ten members, five of whom shall constitute a quorum

SEO. 2. That Allen Trimble, M. L. Sullivant, Samuel Medary, Darius Lapham, A. A Strickle, Arthur Watts, M. B. Bateham, John Codding, Jared P. Kirtland and I, Moore, be COD tinued members of the Board, the term of service and the mode of appointing their successors to pemain unaltered by this act.

SEC. 3. That the sum of two hundred dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated from che treasury for the use of the Board ; and an account of the expenditures of the Board shall be included in the annual report of the Board to the General Assembly.

Sko. 4. So much of the law to which this is an amendment, as conflicts with the provisions of this act, is hereby repealed.

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AN ACT To create a Permanent Agricultural Fund for the State of Ohio. Section 1, Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That there shall be created, from the several sources hereinafter mentioned, a fund which shall be known as the " State Agricultural Fund.”

Sko. 2. That the minimum amount au horized to be charged by county auditots for permits nder the law passed February eighth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, entitled "an act to regulate public shows,” shall be and is hereby increased to twenty dollars, and that onebelf the revenue in each and every county, derived from such source, be set apart to the “ Stata Agricultural Fund,” to be paid over by the county treasurer to the Treasurer of State, at their settlements with the Auditor of State, as other moneys collected for that purpose now are ; and Shat the other half remain, as now provided by law, for the use and benefit of the common school fand.

Seo 3. That whenever any real or personal property shall escheat to the State, under the sighth and ninth sections of an act entitled "an act regulating descents and the distribution of personal estates," passed February twelty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, and all such as bave heretofore so escheated under the provisions of said law, and which have been taken possession of under the low entitled "an act concerning escheated lands,” passed February twenty five, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, shall be taken possession af in the name of the State, by the county auditor of the county in which such property may be found, and by bim sold at publie auction, at the county seat of such county, to the highest bidder, after having given thirty days notice of such intended sale, in some newspaper printed within the county.

Seo. 4. The court of common pleas shall, on the application of the county auditor, appoint aree disinterested freeholders of the county to appraise sueh real property, who shall be gov @ned by the same rules as appraisers in sheriff's or administrator's sales ; and the auditor shall soll sucb property at not less than two-thirds its appraised value, and may, at his discretion mell the same for cash, or one-third cash, and the balance in equal annual payments ; the defista med paymenie 10 be amply secured ; and, upon the payment of the whole amount of consider ation money, and execute a deed to the purchaser, in the name and on behalf of the State of Ohio.

880. 5. All moneys arising from sales under this act, shall be paid over by the county audi. tor to the treasurer of the county, to be by him accounted for and paid into the State treasury at his annual settlement with the Auditor of State, as other moneys collected for State purposes for the use and venefit of the “ State Agricultural Fund."

Spo. 6. The fund hereby created shall be at the disposal of the State Board of Agriculture, for the improvement of the agricultural interests of the State, in such manner as they may deem most conducive to that object, until otherwise“provided for by legislative enactment; and shall at all times be held subject, upon such property being reclaimed by any heir, to the payment to the purchaser of the State, of the original purchase money and legal interest, to the time of such kolamation.

(Sections seven to ten inclusive relate to the use of escheated lands in the city of Cincinnati, for the benefit of the “house of correction," established there.)

Sko. 11. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.
Passed February 8, 1847.

AN AOT

To protect agricultural fairs and fair grounds. BEOTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That it shall be law. ful for any justice of the peace, on the application of any of the officers of any State, county, township, or any independent agricultural societies, or industrial associations, to appoint a suis able number of special constables, to assist in keeping the peace during the time when such society shall be holding their annual fairs, and make an entry in his docket of the number and names of all such he shall appoint.

Sko. 2. All such constables so appointed shall have all the power of constables to suppress riots, disturbances and breaches of the peace; they may, upon view, arrest any person or persons who may be guilty of violating any of the laws of the State, may pursue and arrest any person fleeing from justice in any part of the State ; to apprehend any and all persons in the act of committing any offense against the laws thereof, and may, upon reasonable information, supported by affidavit, procure process for the arrest of any person or persons who may be charged with a breach of the peace, and forth with bring such person or persons before the come petent authority, and enforce all the laws for the preservation of good order

Sec 3. No person shall be allowed to keep any shop, booth, tent, wngon, or other carriage, vessel or boat, or any stand or table for the sale of any spirituous or other liquors, or sell or ex. pose to sale, give, barter or otherwise dispose of, in or near such shop, booth, tent, wagon, or other carriage, vessel, boat, stand or table, or in any other way or place, any spirituous or other liquors, at or within the distance of two miles from the place where any such agricultural faire are held.

Sko. 4. That any person or persons who shall be guilty of & breach of this act, and shall be notified by any one of the officers authorized to make an arrest or seizure, or by any other person, that he, she or they are violating the law; and if, after such notice, such person shall continue in such violation, he, she or they shall forfeit and pay for such offense, a fine of not less than five nor more than fitty dollars, to be paid over to the treasury of such agricultural society where the offense was committed ; and any judge of the court, sheriff, coroner, justice of the peace of the proper county, or any constable of the proper township, or the constables specially appointed, shall, upon view or information, without warrant, apprehend any person so offending, and seize sueh booth, tent or wagon, or other carriage, stand, vessel or boat, selling spirituons or other liquors, and convey the same to a place of safe keeping, and take the person so offending before some officer having competent jurisdiction, together with an inventory of the things so seized, and the officer before whom such alleged offender shall be brought, shall proceed forth. with to inquire into the truth of the accusation, and if true, shall enforce the penalties of this act.

Seo. 5. If the accused shall fail to pay such fines as shall be assessed, together with all of the costs of proceedings, including the necessary expenses of such seizure, the said officer before whom such offender was tried, shall forth with issue a venditioni exponas, commanding any constable of the township in which such inquiry shall be held, to make the fine and costs, necessary expenses, and costs of execution, by sale of so much of the property as shall be necessary therefor, and make return thereof within ten days thereafter.

Sec. 6. That in the execution of the venditioni exponas, the said constable, at least ten days before the sale, sball advertise the property to be sold at two of the most public places of the township, where the same is to be sold, at one of which places, to be designated in the notice, between the hours of ten o'clock A. M. and four o'clock P. M., said sale shall be held ; said constable first selling or offering for sale the articles which the offender brought on to the ground for traffic, and the overplus of the property so seized as aforesaid, after the satisfaction of said venditioni exponas, shall be delivered to the defendant, on demand ; but if he shall fail to de. mand the same for ten days after such sale, the same shall become forfeited to the said agricul. tural society, and if the property so seized shall be found insufficient to satisfy said venditioni exponas and costs of exeoution, said justice of the peace shall, at any time thereafter, on request of the treasurer of said society, issue a fieri facias to collect the balance thereof.

Passed April 11, 1856.

AN AOT To amend section three and section six of an act for the encouragement of agriculture, passed

February 28, 1846.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That section three of . the above recited act be amended so as to read as follows ; It shall be the duty of each couaty or district society to publish annually a list of awards, and an abstract of the treasurer's account in a newsparer of the district; and to make a report of their proceedings during the year, and a synopsis of the awards for improvements in agriculture and household manufactures, together with an abstract of the several descriptions of these improvements, and also make a report of the condition of agriculture in their county or district; which reports shall be made out in ao cordance with the rules and regulations of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture, and shall be forwarded to the State Board at their annual meeting in January in each year; and no subsequent payment shall be made from the county treasury unless a certificate be presented to the auditor, from the president of the State Board, showing that such reports have been made.

Seo. 2. That section six be amended so as to read as follows: There shall be held in the city of Columbus on the first Wednesday after the first Monday in January, an annual meeting of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture, together with the President of each County Agricultural Society, or their delegate therefrom duly authorized, who shall for the time being be ex officio members of the State Board of Agriculture, for the purpose of deliberation and consultation, as to the wants, prospects, and condition of the agricultural interests throughout the State ; and at such annual meeting the several reports from the county societies shall be delivered to the President of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture, and the said president and delegates shall at this meeting, elect suitable persons to fill all vacancies in the Ohio State Board of Agriculture.

Sko. 3. That sections three and six be and the same are hereby repealed.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Passed February 20, 1861.

AN AOT

To protect agricultural fairs. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That it shall be unlawful for any person to exhibit or show any natural or artificial curiosity for any price or gain, or sball set up to let or use for profit any swing, revolving swing, flying horses, or whirligigs, within one-fourth of a mile of the fair ground of any agricultural society in this State, while the fair of such society is being Eeld therein, unless such person shall first have obtained the written permission of the Board of such agricultural suciety to make such exhibition.

SEO. 2. That if any person shali violate the provisions of this act, he shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in any sum pot less than one por more than one hundred dollars; and all moneys derived from the violation of this act shall be appropriated to the support of common mohools.

Sro, 3, This act shall take eff.ct trom and after its passage.
Passed April 6, 1861.

AN AOT

To provide for the creation and regulation of township agrioultural societies, SXOTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That when any pumber of natural persons of any township in the State of Ohio shall form an association for the

promotion of agriculture in gach township, and shall, under their hands and seals, make a cer tificate, and acknowledge the same before a justice of the peace, in which shall be specified the name of the society, the objects of its formation, and the township in which it shall be located, and shall record the some in the recorder's office of the proper courty, such soeiety shall be deemed a body corporate, with succession, and with power to sue and be sued, plead and be Dripleaded, defend and be defended, contract and be contracted with ; to make and use a common meal, and the same to alter at pleasure ; and shall have power to purchase and hold, in fee simples or to rent or lease such real estate as may be required as a site for holding fairs, not exceeding twenty acres, and to establish all necessary rules and regulations for the management of such fairs, and the legitimate business of the society.

Sro. 2. This act shall take effect on and after its passage
Passed May 1, 1861.

LAW RELATING TO PUBLIC SHOWS.

AN ACT To amend an act entitled "An act to regulate Public Shows,” passed February 28, 1831, PROTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That so much of the first section of the act to which this is an amendment, as provides that it shall not be necessary for any exhibiter or exhibiters of any show allowed to be exhibited by said act, to obtain sa permit from the county auditor, to show or exhibit in any incorporated town or city, where by the laws or ordinance of such town or city, such exhibiter or exbibiters may be required to ob tain a permit or license from the municipal anthority of said town or city, be and the same is hereby repealed.

850. 2. Before any person or persons shall be permitted to exhibit ang public show; in any Bicor porated town or city in this state, he or they shall first be required to obtain a permit from the auditor of the county in which such town or city may be located, according to the provissions of the act to which this is an amendment, and the act to create a permanent agricoltura) fund, passed February 6, 1847, and all moneys paid into the treasuries of the several counties under the provisions of this act, shall be paid over and disposed of according to the provisions of the act above named.

Sec. 3. Nothing in this act shall be construed to interfere with the right or power of any incorporated town or city of this Site, to impose a license upon all shows exhibited in suche town or city in addition to that imposed by this acte

Passed March 21, 1849.

AN ACT In relation to statistics of agricultural and mineral products. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That it shall be the duty of the several township asbussors in all the counties in the state, at the time of making the annual assessment of personal property for taxation, to collect the following items of statistics in addition to those already authorized by law, viz. :

First-The number of acres grown in clover, the number of tons of bay made from it, the number of bushels of seed obtained, and the number of acres of clover plowed under for manure

Second-The number of acres planted in tobacco, and the number of pounds obtained.
Third—The number of (old and young) dogs, both male and female.
Fourth-The number of tons of pig-iron manufactured, and the bushels of stone-coal dag.

Fifth—The number of acres sown in lax, number of pounds of fibre gathered, and the number of bushels of seed obtained.

Sixth-The number of acres planted in sorgo, the number of gallons of syrup manufactured, and the number of pounds of sugar obtained.

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