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company to construct their said railroads across or upon such other railroads, common road, highway, stream of water or water course, but said company shall restore the same in such sufficient manner as to not materially impair the usefulness of such crossed or intersected other railroad, common road, highway, water course or stream of water.
§ 9. Said company are hereby authorized and etnpew- May unit? with ered to unite and, in connection, operate their railroad and otherroadsbranch r.ailroad with any other railroad now constructed or which may hereafter be constructed within this state or the states of Iowa and Wisconisn, terminating on either of the lines between those states and this state, upon such terms as may be mutually agreed upon between the companies whose railroads shall so unite or connect; and for that purpose full power is hereby given the company by this act created to make, execute and deliver to such contracts with such other companies as will secure the objects contemplated in and by this section.
§ 10. Said company are hereby authorized and em- May borrow powered to borrow money, not exceeding the sum of two TM0°nndesy' '"JJI million dollars, at a rate of interest not exceeding ten per mo[ts^ pr0" centum per annum, payable annually or semi annually, and per y'8 °" for such length of time, not exceeding twenty years, as shall be determined by the board of directors of said company, and therefor may make, execute and deliver the bonds of said company, either with or without interest warrants or coupons annexed, and with or without a provision therein that the same may be at par converted into the stock of said company, at the option of the holder or holders, in case such option shall be signified, in writing, to the company at its principal office in this state, at least three years before the maturity of such bonds; and to secure the payment of the principal sum and the interest in said bonds specified, said company are hereby authorized and empowered to mortgage its franchises, lines of railroad, in divisions or the whole length thereof, the net income thereof or therefrom, and all and singular the other property and rights and interests to and in property of the said company; and the substance and form of such bonds and mortgage or mortgages shall be determined by the board of directors of said company, and shall be contained in a resolution spread in fall upon the records of said company and adopted, and as adopted by said board. Said bonds may be sold under the direction of said board of directors, within or without this state, at such rates or prices as will, in the opinion of said board of directors, best advance the interest of said company in the consummation of the objects contemplated by this act. The sale of said bonds, or any of them, at a rate less than the par value thereof, is hereby declared legal, and by means of such discount sale none of the said bonds Bhall be in any way impaired or invalidated, but the whole
of eaid bonds shall be as legal, valid and binding upon said company as though the same had been sold at par value, compensation- § 11. Whenever the lauds of any femme covert, person ceruiTMadcaMS under age, non compos mentis or out of this state shall be or isndstaken taken by said company for or in the construction of the railroad or branch railroad by this act authorized to be constructed, said company shall pay the amount that shall be awarded as compensation to any such owner or owners of such last aforesaid lands, respectively, whenever the same shall be lawfully demanded of said compaiiy, together with interest thereon at the rate of six per centum per annum, recovered from the date of such award. Such compensation shall be estimated, assessed and awarded in the manEer now in such cases provided by law. Quorum. § 12. Four directors of said company shall be a quorum
'for the transaction of or the doing any business or act; and the determination or act of the majority of those present, when not less than a quorum, shall be as legal, valid and binding upon said company as though such act or determination were the unanimous act or determination of the whole seven directors constituting the board of directors of said company.
Work to be com- § 13. The construction of the railroad authorized to be fiveyeirsl^to! constructed by this act shall be commenced within five years, and the same railroad 8hall be finished within ten years from the taking effect hereof, public act. § 14. This act is hereby declared a public act, and the same shall be favorably construed in all the courts of this state; and all the provisions of the act to which this is an amendment, which conflict with the provisions of this act, shall be and the same are hereby repealed. Approved June 13, 1867.
Department Of State, Springfield, Illinois,
I, Sharon Tyndale, secretary of state of the state of Illinois, do hereby certify that the foregoing printed laws are true and perfect copies of the enrolled laws on,file in this office, with the exception of the words printed in brackets thus, [ ].
In testimony whereof I hereunto set may hand, the day and year aforesaid.
Secretary of State.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAWS,
PASSED AT SECOND SPECIAL SESSION, CONVENED JUNE 14, 1867.
AN ACT making appropriations for the general and contingent expenses in force Jane of the second special session of the General Assembly. 28. 1867.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Pay of officers following appropriations be and the same are hereby made o7geTMera!b»" to the members, officers and employees of the general »<nWy. assembly of the state of Illinois, at the third session thereof, convened by the proclamation of the governor of said state:
To the speakers of the senate and house of representa- speaker, tiyes, each, the sum of three dollars per day for each day of this session.
To each member of the senate and house of representa- Members, fives the sum of two dollars per day for each day of this session, commencing June 14, 1867, and extending to and including the day on which this general assembly shall adjourn sine die.
To each member of the senate and house of representa- Mileage, fives, including the speakers of both houses, ten cents per mile for each necessary mile's travel in going to and returning from the seat of government.
To the secretar}7 and assistant secretaries of the senate, Secretaries ana and to the clerk and assistant clerks of the house of repre- cle'k8sentatives, each, the sum of eight dollars per day for each * day of this session.
To the enrolling and engrossing clerks and assistant en- ^nr°r"snsfngand rolling and engrossing clerks of the senate and house of clerks, representatives, each, the sum of eight dollars per day.
To the sergeant-at-arms and assistant sergeant-at-arms of Se^arr^00T the senate, and door-keeper and assistant door-keepers of keeper, the house of representatives, each," the sum of eight dollars per day.
To the post-masters and assistant post-masters of the Postmasters, senate and house of representatives, each, the sum of eight dollars per day.
clergymen. To the clergymen of the city of Springfield who have officiated as chaplains at this special session, each day they shall have respectively officiated, the sum of two dollars.
Pages. To the pages of the senate and house of representatives,
each, the sum of two dollars per day.
Police and por- To the police officers and porters appointed by the
tera" speaker of either house, the sum of six dollars per day,
John Jackson, To John Jackson, for presiding over the subterranean ciosets°ieaning regions, and for attendance and cleaning of closets, the sum
of four dollars per day, to be certified by the secretary of
state journal To the publishers of the Illinois State Journal and Illi
gTslef""6 Re" nois State Register, for publishing the proceedings of this general assembly, each, the sum of five dollars per column of solid nonpareil type—the standard of measure to be the columns published in said Journal; to be certified by the secretary of state and auditor of public accounts.
j. H. Jones, ex- To J. H. Jones, extra official reporter, for reporting in tra reporter. foe house of representatives for two days of this session, the sum of thirty dollars.
official report- Tq Ely, Burnham and Bartlett, official reporters of the uary° commit general assembly, the sum of one hundred and forty-five tee- dollars and fifty cents, being for reporting the evidence
taken by' the special joint committee on penitentiary in their investigation at Joliet, and for writing out said evidence from their short-hand notes, according to their contract with said special joint committee, amounting to three days' reporting, at ten dollars per day, and copying four hundred and sixty-two pages of legal cap, at twenty five cents per page.
Official report- To Ely, Burnham and Bartlett, the official reporters of andhouse.nate tms general assembly, the sum of fifteen dollars per day for each of four reporters, (being two in each house)—the number of days of actual service to be certified by the speakers of each house, special commit- To each member of the special joint committee on pernio11 Peniten-tentiary, for expenses incurred by them in visiting Joliet and procuring testimony in regard to the penitentiary, each, the sum of fifty dollars, except to the chairman of said special committee, who shall receive the sum of one hundred dollars.
S. G. Paddock, To S. G. Paddock, clerk of the house of representatives, e :pensea, etc. for expenses incurred in attending special joint committee at Joliet, and procuring witnesses, the sum of fifty dollars.
Assistant post- To the assistant post-master of the senate, eight dollars senate. *° * * per day for three days' extra services.
Compensation— § 2. The time for which compensation is hereby allowed to eaeh member, officer and employee of this third session of the twenty-fifth general assembly shall be certified by the speakers of the respective houses, unless where other
wise provided, and except the time of the speakers of the respective houses, the senate and house of representatives, whicu shall be certified by the secretary of the eenate and the clerk of the house of representatives—all of which shall be entered upon the journals, and published as a part thereof; and upon the presentation of said certificates to the auditor, he shall draw his warrant upon the revenue fund for the amounts to which each member and officer and employee, afore aid, shall be entitled, to be paid by the state treasurer out ot said revenue fund in the treasury.
§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved June 28, 1867.
AN ACT to provide for the management of the Illinois State Penitentiary jn force June
at Joliet. 28, 1867.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Rlinois, represented in the General Assembly, That there shall Governor to «pbe appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and ^1"erg01"1"16" consent of the senate, three penitentiary commissioners, who shall hold their office until the first Monday in January, A. D. 1869. At the next regular election of representatives in the general assembly there shall be elected by the qualified voters of the state, three penitentiary commissioners, who shall succeed the commissioners appointed by the governor as aforesaid, and who shall enter upon the duties of their office on the first Monday in January, A. D. 1869. Said Term of office, commissioners, so elected, as aforesaid, shall hold their office, one for the term of two years, one for the term of four years, and one for the term of six years, to be determined between them by lot, before entering upon the duties of their office; and biennially thereafter there shall be elected, at the regular election of representatives in the general assembly, by the qualified voters of the state, one penitentiary commissioner, who shall hold his office for the term of six years.
§ 2. Each of said commissioners shall take and sub- simii take oath, scribe an oath or affirmation to support the constitution of the United States and of this state, and to diligently and faithfully discharge the duties of penitentiary commissioner; and also the oath or affirmation prescribed by section twentysix, article thirteen of the constitution, of this state; and each of the said commissioners shall enter into a bond to the people of the state of Illinois in the penal sum of fifty thousand dollars, with good and sufficient surteies, to be approved by the governor and auditor of public accounts,