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sponding with the number on the license, and the calendar year for which it is issued. Every owner or keeper of a dog shall keep a substantial collar around the dog's neck and shall keep the metallic tag firmly attached thereto. It shall be the duty of the county clerk of each county to provide the license forms and the metallic tag herein. mentioned and to keep a record of the license forms and metallic tags delivered to each assessor, and the number thereof returned at the time of returning the list by such assessor. Any person becoming the owner of a dog after the assessment has been returned by the assessor, and any owner of a dog for which for any reason the assessor has failed to collect a license fee, may at any time, apply to the county clerk and, upon payment of the required fee, procure a license and a metallic tag.
All license fees collected in accordance with the provisions of this Act shall be turned into the county treasury, and shall be kept in a separate fund to be known as the county dog license fund.
§ 2b. If any person shall discover any dog or dogs in the act of pursuing, worrying, wounding or killing sheep, or shall discover any dog or dogs under circumstances that satisfactorily show that the dog or dogs have been recently engaged in killing sheep, or pursuing, worrying, or wounding sheep for the purpose of killing them, such person is authorized immediately to pursue and kill such dog or dogs. Any dog or dogs trespassing on the premises where sheep are kept and not accompanied by their owner or keeper may be killed while so trespassing, and it shall be lawful for any person to kill all unlicensed dogs and all dogs without the metallic tags required by the provisions of this Act.
§ 3. No person having sheep killed shall be entitled to receive any portion of the county dog license fund unless he shall appear before the supervisor of the town in which he resides, in counties under township organization, or before a justice of the peace of the county in which he resides, in counties not under township organization, within not less than ten nor more than forty days after the sheep are killed or injured, and make affidavit stating the number of sheep killed or injured, the amount of damages and the owner or owners of the dog or dogs, if known. The damages shall be proven by not less than two witnesses who shall be free holders of the county. Supervisors and magistrates are hereby authorized to administer oaths in such cases. They shall keep a record in each case of the names of the owners of the sheep and amount of the damage proven and the number of sheep killed or injured. The damages allowed in no event shall exceed fifteen dollars per head for sheep killed or injured, and in case the owner of the dog or dogs is solvent, the owner of the sheep shall not be entitled to be paid such damages out of the county dog license fund.
Upon a written report being filed with the county treasurer by the supervisor or magistrate as to the right of any owner of sheep to be paid damages out of the county dog license fund, and as to the amount thereof the county treasurer shall, on the first Monday of March in each year, pay to the owner of the sheep the amount of damages to which he is entitled. If there is not sufficient money in the fund to pay
all claims for damages in full, then the county treasurer shall pay to each owner of sheep his pro rata share of the money available.
$4. The payment to any owner of sheep of money out of the county dog license fund for damages resulting from loss or injury to his or her sheep, shall not be a bar to an action by such owner against the owner or keeper of the dog or dogs committing such injury or causing such loss for the recovery of damages therefor. The court or jury before whom such action is tried shall ascertain from evidence what portion, if any, of the damages sought to be recovered in such action has been paid to the plaintiff in such action by the county treasurer; and in case the plaintiff in such action recovers damages, the court shall enter judgment against the defendant, in the name of the plaintiff, for the use of the county, for the amount which the plaintiff has received on account of such damages from the county treasurer, if such recovery shall equal or exceed the amount so received by such plaintiff from the county treasurer; and the residue of such recovery, if any there be, shall be entered in the name of the plaintiff in such action to his own use; if the amount of the recovery in such action shall not equal the amount previously paid the plaintiff on account of such damages by the county treasurer, then the judgment shall be entered as aforesaid, for the use of the county, for the full amount of such recovery. Writs of execution issued upon such judgment shall show on their face what portion of the judgment is to be paid to the county, and what portion. is to be paid to the plaintiff in such action, and the judgment when collected shall be paid over to the parties entitled thereto in their proper proportions.
§ 5. The county treasurer shall allow not to exceed fifty cents to each witness, which shall be paid out of the fund created by this Act, prier to its disposition by the third section of this Act.
AN ACT to amend section 2 of an Act entitled: "An Act to protect the owner of any licensed stallion or jack kept for public service and to subject the mare or jennet or progeny of such animal, or both, to a lien for the service fee of such stallion or jack," approved June 21, 1917, in force July 1, 1917.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 2 of an Act entitled: "An Act to protect the owner of any licensed stallion or jack kept for public service and to subject the mare or jennet or progeny of such animal, or both, to a lien for the service fee of such stallion or jack," approved June 21, 1917, in force July 1, 1917, is amended to read as follows:
§ 2. Any owner of a licensed stallion or jack desiring to secure the benefits of this Act, shall, within twelve (12) months after any mare or jennet has been served by his stallion or jack, file with the recorder of deeds in the county in which such mare or jennet is, a claim for lien in writing and under oath, setting forth therein his intention to claim a lien upon such mare or jennet or progeny thereof, or both, for the service fee of his stallion or jack.
Such claim for lien shall state the name and residence of the person claiming a lien, the name of the owner or reputed owner of the mare or jennet or progeny thereof, or both, sought to be charged with the lien, and a description of such animal or animals sufficient for identification upon which the lien is claimed, and the amount due the claimant for the service fee of his stallion or jack.
The claim for lien filed with the recorder of deeds shall expire and become void and of no effect if suit is not brought to foreclose the same within twenty-four months after the date of such service by such stallion or jack.
AN ACT entitled, "An Act for an appropriation to meet expenses in the office of the Auditor of Public Accounts to be incurred subsequent to March 1, 1919, and prior to July 1, 1919, and by declaring an emergency.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the following sums be and the same are hereby appropriated to the Auditor of Public Accounts: Two bank examiners for four months at $250.00 per month. $ 2,000.00 Two assistant bank examiners for four months at $200.00
per month ...
One building and loan examiner for four months at $200.00
§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is authorized to draw warrants upon proper vouchers for the amounts above appropriated, or so much thereof as may be necessary, and the Treasurer is authorized and directed to pay the same out any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.
§3. Whereas, the sums hereby appropriated are immediately required, therefore an emergency exists and this Act shall take effect from and after its passage and approval.
AN ACT making additional appropriations to the Attorney General. WHEREAS, On July 2, 1917, a race riot occurred in East St. Louis in St. Clair County causing great loss of human life and great destruction of property, and that the Attorney General was required to make large expenditures of money in assisting the local authorities to prosecute participants in said riot for commissions of crime and that there are other prosecutions connected with said race riot still pending in the courts, and that the expenditures so made from the appropriation made by the Fiftieth General Assembly did not contemplate these expenses prosecutions in St. Clair County, and
WHEREAS, The appropriation made by the Fiftieth General Assembly for traveling expenses of the assistants and other persons employed in the Department of the Attorney General has been exhausted, and
WHEREAS, There are numerous cases now pending in the courts which require prompt prosecution or defense and urgent necessity for the investigation and commencement of additional cases and prosecutions arising out of the administration of said departments, commissions, boards, and other State agencies, and no funds available for the said named purposes.
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 purpose hereinafter named, be, and the same are hereby appropriated to the Attorney General, additional to the appropriation heretofore made to the Attorney General.
For the employment and payment of special assistants, special
§2. Upon presentation to the Auditor of Public Accounts of proper vouchers certified by the Attorney General, said Auditor is authorized and directed to draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer in amounts not exceeding in the aggregate the sums herein appropriated.
and the State Treasurer is authorized and directed to pay the san out of any funds in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated. Whereas, an emergency exists, therefore this Act shall ta effect and be in full force from and after its passage.
AN ACT to provide for the expense of paper, printing, postage, cost publication notices, dockets and salary of employees of the State Illinois, working under the direction of the Attorney General in carr ing out the provisions of an Act to amend an Act entitled, "An A requiring corporations to make annual report to the Secretary of Stat and providing for the cancellation of the articles of incorporation fo failure to do so, and to repeal a certain Act therein named,” approve May 10, 1901, in force July 1, 1901, and amendments thereto in for July 1, 1903, and July 1, 1917, by amending section 7 thereof an adding thereto sections 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 79, 7h and 7i.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinoi represented in the General Assembly: That there be, and is hereby ap propriated the sum of seventy thousand dollars, or so much thereof a may be necessary to pay the expenses of paper, printing, postage, cost o publication notices, dockets and salary of employees of the State of Illi nois, working under the direction of the Attorney General in carrying out the provisions of an Act to amend an Act entitled, "An Act requir ing corporations to make annual report to the Secretary of State, and providing for the cancellation of the articles of incorporation for failur to do so, and to repeal a certain Act therein named," approved May 10 1901, in force July 1, 1901, and amendments thereto in force July 1 1903, and July 1, 1917, by amending section 7 thereof and adding thereto sections 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h and 7i.
2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer for the sum herein specified, upon presentation of proper vouchers certified by the Attorney General of the State of Illinois.
3. The appropriation above recited is necessary for the payment of the expenses of dissolving corporations which have failed to make reports as provided by statute, and it is deemed necessary that said proceedings be instituted without delay. Therefore, an emergency exists. and this Act shall take effect from and after its passage.
APPROVED May 15, 1919.