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The board of commissioners of State contracts shall provide all needful books, papers, stationery and printing on requisition by the Secretary of the Illinois farmers’ institute.

§ 2. If the officers of a county farmers’ institute fail to arrange for and hold farmers institute meetings as provided for in this Act, the board of directors of the Illinois farmers' institute, through its officers and assistants, may plan, promote, furnish instructors for, and hold such meetings in said county as in the judgment of the board of directors may be beneficial to the agricultural interest of said county; the expense of said meetings shall be paid out of any funds available for that purpose.

§ 3. On the order of the president of a county farmers’ institute, approved by the director of the congressional district, the secretary of the Illinois farmers’ institute shall draw his warrant on the treasurer of the Illinois farmers’ institute for the said seventy-five dollars ($75.00) and deliver it to the treasurer of the county farmers’ institute: Provided, that the officers of said county farmers’ institute shall, when issuing said order, file with the secretary of the Illinois farmers’ institute a sworn statement which shall show that the said county institutes have held one or more duly advertised public sessions annually in accordance with such rules as are prescribed by the board of directors of the Illinois farmers’ institute: Provided, further, that if the necessary expenses of a county farmers’ institute shall not equal the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) as shown by receipted vouchers submitted with the aforesaid sworn statement, the said warrant shall be drawn only for the sum expended, and final report made to the Governor as provided by law.

§ 4. No officer or officers of a county farmers’ institute shall be entitled as such officer or officers, to receive any moneyed compensation for any service rendered the same.

§ 5. In accordance with the provisions of section 4 of an Act entitled, “An Act creating the Illinois farmers’ institute,” approved July 1, 1895, and subsequent amendments thereto, the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and instructed to draw his warrant on the State Treasurer for the sums herein specified, in favor of the treasurer of the Illinois farmers’ institute, and deliver the same to him upon requisition for same, signed by the president and the secretary of said Illinois farmers’ institute, and the State Treasurer shall pay the same out of any money in the State treasury appropriated for the purposes of said Act as amended.

APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

AGRICULTURE–STATE BOARDS.

§ 1. Appropriates $110,400 to the boards, societies (D). Illinois State Poultry Association, and associations named as follows: $2,000.

(A). State Board of Agriculture, $88,400. (E). Illinois Live Stock Breeders’ Asso-
ciation, $3,000.
(B). Illinois Bee Keepers' Association,
$2,000. (F). Illinois State Academy of Science—
vetoed.

(C). Illinois Dairymen's Association,
$5,000. (G). Illinois State Horticultural Society,
$10,000.

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§ 2. How drawn. (House Bill. No. 935. Approved JUNE 29, 1915.)

AN ACT making an appropriation in aid of the State Board of Agriculture, the State Bee-Keepers' Association, the Illinois Dairymen's Association, the Illinois State Poultry Association, the Illinois Live Stock Breeders' Association, the Illinois State Academy of Science, and the Illinois State Horticultural Society. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the following named sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary respectively for the purposes hereinafter named, be and are hereby appropriated to the boards, societies and associations following, to-wit: (A) To the State Board of Agriculture the sum of one hundred fifty-three thousand, one hundred and fifty dollars ($153,150.00) *|$88,400.00] for the two years beginning July 1, 1915, and ending June 30, 1917, to be used as follows:

Per annum. Total. *For salary of Secretary of said board [$500 per annum vetoed] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,000.00 $ 8,000.00 For salary of chief clerk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,000.00 4,000.00 For salary of receiving clerk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,200.00 2,400.00 For salary of stenographer . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 1,200.00 2,400.00 For salary of statistical clerk. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,200.00 2,400.00 For salary of filing clerk... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000.00 2,000.00 For salary of janitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600.00 1,200.00 For custodian at State fair grounds. . . . . . . 1,000.00 2,000.00 For watchman, at $2.00 per diem. . . . . . . . . 730.00 1,460.00 For watchman, at $2.25 per diem . . . . . . . . . 820.00 1,640.00 For plumber and electrician, at $2.50 per diem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 750.00 1,500.00 For 2 teamsters, at $2.00 each per diem. .. 1,200.00 2,400.00 For 6 laborers, at $1.75 each per diem. . . . . 3,150.00 6,300.00 For carpenter, at $3.20 per diem. . . . . . . . . . 960.00 1,920.00 For postage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280.00 560.00 For stationery and printing—ordinary. . . . . - 855.00 1,710.00 For printing—crop statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000.00 2,000.00 *For coal, coke and wood [vetoed] . . . . . . . . . 155.00 310.00 *For forage [vetoedl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 720.00 1,440.00 For lumber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,840.00 3,680.00 For hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 990.00 1,980.00 For paints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,680.00 7,360.00

For roofing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,460.00 2,920.00

Per annum. Total. For electrical material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 585.00 $ 1,170.00 For tinwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600.00 1,200.00 For tanbark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160.00 320.00 For brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450.00 900.00 For utensils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330.00 660.00 For plants . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 160.00 320.00. For cement and gravel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135.00 270.00 For express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215.00 430.00 For telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150.00 300.00 *For traveling expenses of members of board [$1,000 per annum vetoed]... . . . . . . . . . . 3,000.00 6,000.00 *For cattle barns [vetoed J. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000.00 For construction of fire escapes to exposition building and other improvements in said building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,500.00 *For construction of a sanitary kitchen and toilets for Boys' State Fair school [vetoed] . . . . . . . . . 5,000.00 *For construction of permanent and sanitary eating houses [vetoed]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - 10,000.00 For construction of children's nursery and Playground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000.00 For construction of sewer—pro rata of board . . . . . . . . . 2,500.00 *For reconstructing seating capacity of coliseum Ivetoed] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000.00 For premiums at State Fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000.00 10,000.00 *For constructing free grand-stand [vetoed] . . . . . . . . . 20,000.00 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [$88,400.00) $153,150.00

(B) To the Illinois State Bee Keepers' Association, the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) for the two years beginning July 1,

1915, and ending June 30, 1917, to be used as follows:

Per annum.
Printing report, notices and other bee liter-
ature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $550.00
Shorthand reporter and compiling reports. . 200.00
Postage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.00
Expense of meetings of Illinois Bee-Keepers’
Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200.00
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... $1,000.00

Total. $1,100.00 400.00 100.00

400.00

$2,000.00

(C) To the Illinois Dairymen's Association, the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) for the two years beginning July 1, 1915, and

ending June 30, 1917, to be used as follows:

Per annum.
Printing and distributing annual report. ... $850.00
Stenographic work, reporting annual conven-
tion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95.00
Stationery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00

Postage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.00

Total. $1,700.00

190.00 50.00 100.00 Per annum. Total.

Salary of secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300.00 $ 600.00 Expenses of directors attending annual

meeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130.00 260.00

Expense on account of annual convention... 450.00 900.00

Expense on account of one-day conventions. 600.00 1,200.00

Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500.00 $5,000.00

(D) To the Illinois State Poultry Association, the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) for the two years beginning July 1, 1915, and ending June 30, 1917, to be used as follows:

Per annum. Total.

For expense of judging and lectures........ $400.00 $800.00 Printing catalogue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.00 200.00 Postage and express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.00 200.00 Directors’ expense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.00 200.00 Salary of Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300.00 600.00 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000.00 $2,000.00

(E) To the Illinois Live Stock Breaders' Association, the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) for the two years beginning July 1, 1915, and ending June 30, 1917, to be used as follows:

Per annum. Total. For stenographic work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00 $200.00 For stenographic report of meeting. . . . . . . . 75.00 150.00 Postage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300.00 600.00 Stationery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.00 100.00 Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200.00 400.00 For expense of out of town speakers. . . . . * - - 125.00. 250.00 For cost of putting on live-stock judging contests, feed, and expense of caretakers. . 400.00 800.00 For prizes offered in judging contests...... 250.00 500.00 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500.00 $3,000.00

F) *To the Illinois State Academy of Science, the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) for the two years beginning July 1, 1915, and ending June 30, 1917, to be used as follows:

Per annum. Total.

*Printing [vetoed] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750.00 $1,500.00 *Postage [vetoed] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300.00 600.00 *Traveling expenses of speakers [vetoed | . . . 200.00 400.00 *Clerical help [vetoed] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600.00 1,200.00 *Contingent fund [vetoed) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150.00 300.00 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,000.00 $4,000.00

(G) To the Illinois State Horticultural Society, the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) for the two years beginning July 1, 1915, and ending June 30, 1917, to be used as follows: - Per annum. Total. Printing volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500.00 $3,000.00 Salary of Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400.00 800.00

Per annum. Total. Postage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $350.00 $ 700.00 Office rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225.00 450.00 Stenographic work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225.00 450.00 District societies’ expense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450.00 900.00 Experiment Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600.00 1,200.00 Expense, State Society meeting. . . . . . . . . . . . 600.00 1,200.00 Expense of Executive Board committees and delegates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650.00 1,300.00

Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,000.00 $10,000.00

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer for the moneys herein appropriated in favor of the board, society or association hereinbefore mentioned, upon proper voucher presented to him, signed by the President of such board, society or association, and attested by the Secretary of the same and approved by the Governor.

APPROVED (except as to items and amounts vetoed in my veto message of this date) June 29th, 1915.

. I hereby certify that the foregoing Act, as printed above, except the words and figures in brackets, is a correct copy of House Bill No. 935, as enrolled and submitted to the Governor for his approval. The items marked with a star, (*) to wit: (State Board of Agriculture) “For salary of Secre of said board, $4,000.00 per annum;” *For coal, coke and wood, $155.00 per annum;” “For forage, $720.00 per annum;’

“For traveling expenses of members of board, $3,000.00 per annum;” “For cattle barns, $20,000.00;” “For construction of a sanitary kitchen and toilets for Boys' state Fair School, $5,000.00; “For construction of permanent and sanitary eating houses, $10,000.00;”, “For reconstructing seating capacity of coliseum, $5,000.00;” “For constructing free grand stand, $20,000.00;” (Illinois State Ao of Science): “To the Illinois State Academy of Science, the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) for the two years beginning July 1, 1915, and ending June 30, 1917, to be used as follows: Printing,

$750.00 per annum; postage, $300.00 per annum; traveling expenses of speakers, $200.00 per annum; clerical help, $600.00 per annum; contingent fund, $150.00 per annum; total, $2,000.00 per annum;” were vetoed of vetoed in § by the Governor as indicated above after each item, by which action the total o priation for all of the boards, societies and associations named and for the purposes stated in this Act is reduced from $179,150.00 to $110,400.00.

LEwis G. Steve Nson, Secretary of State.

GOVERNOR'S VETO MESSAGE.

STATE or Illinois,
Ex ECUTive DEPARTMENT,
SPRINGFIELD, June 29, 1915.

To the Honorable, the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of Illinois: I return here with House Bill No. 935, “An Act making an appropriation in aid of the State Board of Agriculture, the State Bee-Keepers' Association, the Illinois Dairymen's Association, the Illinois State Poultry A-sociation, the Illinois Live Stock Breeders’ Association, the Illinois State Academy of Science and the Illinois State Horticultural Society,” and veto and withhold my approval from the following items and amounts therein contained: In section 1, paragraph (a) To the State Board of Agriculture, the item: “For salary of Secretary of said board $4,000.00 per annum,” I approve in the sum of $3,500.00 per annum and veto and withhold my approval of all of the sum in said item in excess of said sum of $3,500.00 per annum. In section 1, paragraph (a), I veto the item: “For coal, coke and wood, $155.00 per annum. -> In section 1, paragraph (A), I veto the item: “For forage, $720.00 per annum.” In section 1, paragraph (a), the item: “For traveling expenses of members of board, $3,000.00 ło, annum,” I approve in the sum of $2,000.00 per annum and veto and withhold my approval of aii of the sum in said o in excess of said sum of $2,000.00 per annum. r In section 1, paragraph (a), I veto the item: “For cattle barns, $20,000.00.’ In section 1, paragraph (a), I veto the item: “For construction of a sanitary kitchen and toilets for Boy’s state Fair school, $5,000.00.” h In section oastaph (a), I veto the item: “For construction of permanent and sanitary eating Ouses, $10,000.00.” $5 o section 1, paragraph (a), I veto the item: “For reconstructing seating capacity of coliseum, ,000.00.” In section 1, paragraph (a), I veto the item: ... For constructing free grand stand, $20,000.00.” In section 1, paragraph (I), I veto the item: “To the Illinois State Academy of Science, the sum of four thousand J.; §§§ for the two years beginning July 1, 1915, and ending June 30, 1917, to be used as follows: Printing, $750.00 per annum; postage, $300.00 per annum; traveling expenses of speakers, $200.00 per annum; clerical help, $600.00 per annum; contingent fund $150.00 per annum; total, p?

$2,000.00 per annum. Kosubmitted, E. F. DUNNE, Governor,

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