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one and one half per cent commission on the excess only shall be allowed : Provided, that in all cases where the execution shall be settled by the parties, replevied, stopped by injunction or paid, or where the property levied upon shall not be actually sold, the sheriff shall be allowed his fee for levying and mileage, together with half the conmission on all money collected by him which he would be entitled to if the same was made by sale or execution; execept the necessary expenses for keeping personal property, to be ascertained and allowed by the court of which the same shall be issued. In all criminal cases where the defendant shall be acquitted or otherwise legally discharged, without payment of costs, the sheriff shall be paid such fees from the county treasury: Provided, that no such fees shall be paid to the sheriff from the county treasury when the fees collected by him during such year shall equal the compensation or salary allowed him by the county board: And, provided, further, that no more of such fees shall in any case he paid from the county treasury than shall be sufficient, with the fees collected, to make the salary or compensation of said sheriff.

In all cases where any of the sheriffs of this State shall be required by law to execute any sentence or punishment other than imprisonment, for which no fee is allowed by this Act, it shall be the duty of the county board of the proper county to allow a reasonable compensation for the same, to be paid out of the county treasury, not exceeding one hundred dollars. It shall be the duty of each sherist entitled to mileage under this Act, to endorse on each writ, summons, subpoena or other process that he may execute the distance he may travel to execute the same, ascertaining the distance and the charge properly allowable therefor, in conformity with the foregoing regulations.

The sheriff in counties of the first and second class shall in all cases be entitled to demand the payment of all fees for service in advance so far as the same can be ascertained. Provided if service shall not be made such fees and mileage so advanced shall be returned to the party advancing same on demand.

APPROVED June 28, 1919.

TOWNSHIP OFFICERS.

§ 1. Amends sections 36 and 39. Act § 39. Salaries of supervisof 1872. Ors.

§ 36. Fees of township offi- § 2. Repeals section 130, Act of 1874. Cers.

(SENATE BILL No. 246. APPRoved JUNE 24, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend sections 30 and 39 of an Act entitled, “An Act concerning fees and salaries and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto,” approved March 29, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended, and to repeal section 130 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to township organization,” approved and in force March 4, 1874, as amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Sections 36 and 39 of an Act entitled, “An Act concerning fees and salaries and to classify the several counties of this State with reference thereto,” approved March 29, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended, are amended to read as follows: § 36. Supervisors and assistant supervisors when attending the sessions of the county board of supervisors or engaged in the regular committee work of such board, shall receive such compensation and mileage as is prescribed in section 39 of this Act. Supervisors when attending to town business outside their towns shall receive three dollars ($3.00) per day and when attending to town business within their towns shall receive two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per day. Supervisors when attending to their duties as overseers of the poor in counties where the system of town support of paupers prevails shall receive three dollars ($3.00) per day for business transacted outside their towns and two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per day for business transacted within their towns. Supervisors when attending to their duties as overseers of the poor in counties where the county system of support of paupers prevails shall receive three dollars ($3.00) per day for business transacted outside their towns, and two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per day for business transacted within their towns, payable out of the county treasury. Overseers of the poor in towns of four thousand (4,000) inhabitants or over, when appointed by the county board of supervisors shall receive such compensation as may be provided by the county board of supervisors in accordance with the provisions of section 18 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to paupers,” approved March 23, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended. - Town clerks shall receive for their services three dollars per day when attending to town business out of town, and two and a half dollars per day for town business in town: Provided, that town clerks shall receive fees and not a per diem for the following services: For serving notices of election upon town officers, as required by law, twenty-five cents each. For filing any paper required by law to be filed in his office, ten cents each. For posting up notices, required by law, twenty-five cents each. For recording any order or instrument of writing authorized by law, eight cents for each one hundred words. For copying any record in his office, and certifying to same, eight cents for every one hundred words, to be paid by the person applying for the same. For copying by-laws for posting or publication, eight cents, for each one hundred words, to be paid by the town. The town assessor shall receive for his services as assessor such sum and amount as may be provided for by the board of town auditors: Provided, that in towns of fifty thousand inhabitants and upwards, in counties of the third class, the assessor shall receive five dollars per day. The pound master shall be allowed the following fees for his services, to-wit:

For taking into the pound and discharging therefrom horses, asses, mules and meat cattle, ten cents each; sheep or lambs, three cents each; and swine, large or small, five cents each. He may also be allowed to receive his reasonable charges for the keeping of such animals. The amount which he shall charge' therefor may be regulated by the town meeting. The officers composing the board of appointment, in case of vacancy, when they shall meet for that purpose, and the officers composing the board of town auditors, shall each be entitled to one dollar and fifty cents a day for their services. No justice of the peace or town officer shall be entitled to any fee or compensation from any individual elected or appointed to a town office, for administering to him the oath of office. Each town or district collector shall be allowed a commission of two per cent on all moneys collected by him, to be paid out of the respective funds collected: Provided, that in any case where the compensation so allowed shall be insufficient the town or county board may allow an additional compensation or per diem in lieu of other or greater commissions, in which case said additional compensation shall be paid out of the town or county treasury, as the case may require: And, provided, further, that all excess of commissions and fees over fifteen hundred dollars in counties of the first and second class and over three thousand dollars in counties of the third class shall be paid into the town or district treasury. § 39. Supervisors and assistant supervisors when attending the sessions of the county board of supervisors or engaged in the regular committee work of such board shall receive for their services the sum of five dollars ($5.00) per day and five cents per mile for each mile necessarily traveled in going to or from the county seat or place of committee meeting, payable out of the county treasury. Supervisors and assistant supervisors shall receive, directly or indirectly, no other allowance or emolument. § 2. Section 130 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to township organization,” approved and in force March 4, 1874, as amended, is repealed. APPROVED June 24, 1919.

FENCES. DESTROYED–H EPAIR. § 1. Amends sections 12 and 13, Act § 13. Refusing to make or of 1874. repair.

§ 12. Making and repairing
fences destroyed.

(House BILL No. 438. APPRoved JUNE 23, 1919.) AN ACT to amend sections 12 and 13 of an Act entitled: “An Act to revise the law in relation to fences,” approved March 21, 1874, in force July 1, 187%, as amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections 12 and 13 of an Act entitled: “An Act to revise the law in relation to fences,” approved March 21, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended, are amended to read as follows:

§ 12. Whenever a division fence shall be injured or destroyed by fire, floods, or other casualty, the person bound to make and repair such fence, or any part thereof, shall make or repair the same, or his just proportion thereof, within ten days after he shall be thereto required by any person interested therein—such requisition to be in writing, and signed by the party making the same: Provided, that when a flood gate or that portion of a division fence which crosses a stream or natural water course is destroyed by flood, the person bound to make or repair the same shall make or repair the same or his just proportion thereof within two days after he shall be thereto required by any interested person.

§ 13. If any such person shall neglect or refuse to make or repair his proportion of such fence or flood gate within the periods specified in section 12 of this Act, the party injured may make or repair the same at the expense of the party so refusing or neglecting, to be recovered with costs of suit.

APPROVED June 23, 1919.

FIRE ESCAPES.

FOR BUILDINGS.

§ 1. Fire escapes to be put on cer- § 5. Disposition of fines. tain build in g s within six months—kind and number of. § 6. Duty of authorities to inspect buildings. § 2. On certain buildings hereafter erected. § 7. Department of Trade and Commerce shall have power to en§ 3. To place on buildings thirty days force Act—exceptions. after notice. $ 8. Repeal.

§ 4. Penalty for failure to place.
(SENATE BILL No. 415. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT relating to fire escapes.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That within six (6) months after the passage of this Act, all buildings in this State which are four or more stories in height, excepting such as are used for private residences exclusively, but including flats and apartment buildings, shall be provided with one or more metallic ladder or stair or other approved fire escapes attached to the outer walls thereof and extending from, or suitably near the ground, to the uppermost story thereof, and provided with platforms of such forms and dimensions, and in such proximity to one or more hinged windows or doors of each story above the first, as to render access to such ladder or stairs from each such story easy and safe: Provided, however, that all buildings more than two stories in height, used for manufacturing purposes or for hotels, dormitories, schools, seminaries, hospitals or asylums, shall have at least one such fire escape for every fifty (50) persons for which working, sleeping or living ac

commodations are provided above the second stories of said buildings; and that all public halls, which provide seating room above the first or ground story, shall be provided with such numbers of said ladder or stair or other approved fire escapes as the officers herein named may direct. § 2. All buildings of the number of stories and used for the purposes set forth in section one (1) of this Act, which shall be hereafter erected within this State, shall upon or before their completion each be provided with fire escapes of the kind and number, and in the manner set forth in said section one (1) of this Act. § 3. The notice to provide fire escapes shall be in writing and shall be served on the owner, trustees, lessee or occupant of any building not provided with fire escapes in accordance with the provisions of this Act, commanding such owner or owners, trustees, lessee or occupant, or either of them, to place or cause to be placed upon such building or buildings, such fire escape or escapes, within thirty (30) days after the Service of such notice. § 4. Any such owner or owners, trustees, lessee or occupant, or either of them, so served with notice as aforesaid, who shall not within thirty (30) days after the service of such notice, upon him or them, place or cause to be placed such fire escape or escapes upon such buildings as required by this Act and the terms of such notice, shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200), and to a further fine of fifty dollars ($50) for each additional week of neglect to comply with such notice. § 5. All the money or moneys collected as fines under and by virtue of this Act, shall be paid into or placed to the credit of the common school fund of the counties in which they are collected. § 6. Any person may at any time make complaint in writing to the authorities whose duty it is hereunder to enforce this law, that such escape or escapes are needed or are unsafe or insufficient, and it shall be the duty of such authorities to inspect such building or buildings, and escape or escapes, and cause notice to be served on the owner or owners, trustees, lessee or occupant, as provided in section three (3) of this Act, and such owner or owners, trustees, lessee or occupant shall immediately take steps to overcome the cause of complaint. § 7. The Department of Trade and Commerce shall have power to enforce the provisions of this Act and to require by written notice, either upon complaint by any person or without complaint, any owner or owners, trustees, lessees or occupant of buildings to place fire escapes upon same within thirty (30) days, in accordance with this Act. Protided, however, the provisions of this Act shall not apply to cities, villages and towns within the State of Illinois that have passed and adopted or may by their proper legislative authority pass or adopt Ordinances, by-laws or resolutions governing the kind, number, location, material and construction of fire escapes to be required on buildings within the corporate limits of such cities, villages and towns.

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