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Seo. 3. It shall be the duty of each county or district society to publish annually 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 proceedings during the year, and a syropsis of the awards for improvements 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 their county 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 annual meeting in December, in each year; and no subsequent payment shall be made from the county treasurer unlessi certificate is presented to the auditor from the president of the State Board, showing thats en reports have been duly made.

Seo. 4. That Michael L. Sullivant and Samuel Medary, of Franklin county ; Allen Trimble, of Highland ; Samuel Spangler and John Chaney, of Fairfield ; Darius Lapham, of Hamilton ; John B. Baylees, of Jefferson ; O reenbury Keen, of Portage; Simon Perkins, of Summit ; John I. Vanmeter, of Pike ; Arthur Watts and Felix Rennick, of Ross; Elias Florence and William Gill, of Pickaway ; Jared P. Kirtland, of Cuyaboga ; D. Gregory, of Delaware ; John McElder. ry, of muscarawas ; Isaac Moor, of Lake; J. Fuller, of Erie ; George W. Gibbons, of Musking. um ; ratio Gillett, of Lawrence ; Anson Howard, of Champaign ; John Eccles, of Hancock; Ziba Lin iley, Jr., of Athens ; Henry O. Brish, of Seneca ; Samuel Myers, of Crawford; David Stevens, of Richland ; John Martin, of Columbiana ; Gilman C. Mudgett, of Paulding ; L. C. Goble, of Putnam ; Isaac Neiswanger, of Belmont; Aaron Johnson, of Perry ; William McFad. den, of Harrison ; Frederick Bonner, of Greene ; Jacob T. Pugsley, of Fayette; John W. Cor. den, of Trumbull; Billius Kirtland, of Mahoning ; Richard Warner, of Medina ; Jobn M. Millikin and Absalom Dunn, of Butler; John Johnson, of Miami; Jesse Wilson, of Shelby ; Abraham Studdebaker, of Darke ; Joseph Burns, of Coshocton; James L. Reynolds, of Stark; Newton Larsh, of Preble ; A. E. Strickle, of Clinton ; Benjamin Ruggles, of Henry; — Portzman, of Montgomery ; William R. Putnam, Jr., of Washington ; James Loudon, of Brown; Dowty Utter, of Clermont; and Beatty McFarland, of Jefferson county, be and they are hereby created a body corporate, with perpetual succession, in the manner hereafter described, under the name and style of the “Ohio State Board of Agriculture."

Seo. 5. It shall be the duty of said Board, or any ten of them, to meet in the city of Columnbus, on the first Wednesday of April, after the passage of this act, and to organize by appointing 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 onehalf of the members shall expire annually, on the day of the annual meeting in December ; and the president shall have power to call meetings of the Board whenever he may deem it expedient.

Seo. 6. There shall be held in the city of Columbns, on the first Wednesday after the first Monday in December, an annual meeting of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture, together vith 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 agricultural interest throughout the Stato ; and at such annual meeting, the several reports from the county societies shall be delivered to the president of the Obio State Board of Agriculture ; and the said president and delegates shall, at this meeting, elect suitable persons to fill sll vacancies in the Ohio State Board of Agriculture.

Sko. 7. And it shall be the duty of said Board to make an annual report to the General Assembly 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 condition of agriculture throughout the State, accompanied by such recommendations as they may deem interesting and useful.

Seo. 8. That the act to authorize and encourage the establishment of agricultural societies in this State, and for other purposes therein set forth, passed March twelfth, one thonsand eight

hundred and thirty-nine, be and the same is hereby repealed ; provided the acts done, obligations incurred, and rights acquired under the provisions thereof, shall remain in no wise altered or affected by this act.

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

1846. SEOTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the “Ohio State 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. E. Strickle, Arthur Watts, M. B. Bateham, John Codding, Jared P. Kirtland, and I. Moore, be continued members of the Board, the term of service and the mode of appointing their successors to remain unaltered by this act...

SEO. 3. That the sum of two hundred dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated from the 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.

Seo. 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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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.”

Sec. 2. That the minimum amount authorized to be charged by county auditors for permits, under 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 one-half the revenue in each and every county, derived from such source, be set apart to the “State 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 that the other half remain, as now provided by law, for the use and benefit of the common school fund.

Seo. 3. That whenever any real or personal property shall escheat to the State, under the eighth and ninth sections of an act entitled “an act regulating descents and the distribution of personal estates," passed February twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, and all such as have heretofore so escheated under the provisions of said law, and which bave been taken possession of under the law ertitled "an act concerning escheated lands," passed February twenty-five, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, shall be taken possession of in the name of the State, by the county auditor of the county in which such property may be found, and by him sold at public 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 plens shall, on the application of the county auditor, appoint three disinterested freeholders of the county to appraise such real property, who shall be governed by the same rules as appraisers in sheriff's or administrator's sales ; and the auditor shall sell such property at not less than two-thirds its appraised value, and may, at his discretion, sell the same for cash, or one-third cash, and the balance in equal annual payments ; the deferred payments to be amply secured ; and, upon the payment of the whole amount of consideration money, shall execute a deed to the purchaser, in the name and on behalf of the State of Ohio.

Sto. 5. All moneys arieing 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 benefit of the “ State Agricultural Fund.”

Sec. 6. The fund hereby created shall be at the disposal of the Suate 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 reclamation.

(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 )

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

AN ACT

Further to amend an act entitled “An act for the encouragement of Agriculture," passed Feb

ruary 27, 1857. Section. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the Ohio State Board of Agricultnre shall have power to audit and pay the ordinary expenses of the Board, in. cluding the necessary personal expenses of members in their hands, or that may arise under the provisions of the "act to create a permanent agricultural fund in the State of Ohio, and for other purposes," passed February 8, 1847 ; and it shall be the duty of the Board, in their annual report, to state the names of the persons to whom any payment in

this act, and the amount paid to each.

Seo. 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage.
Passed February 18, 1848.

AN ACT

To protect agricultural fairs and fair grounds. Section 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 suit. 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.

Sec. 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 pence, and forth with bring such person or persons before the competent authority, and enforce all the laws for the preservation of good order.

Sro. 3. No person sball be allowed to keep any shop, booth, tent, wagon, or other carriage, vessel or boat, or any stund or table for the sale of any spirituous or other liquors, or sell or ex. poge 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 fairs are held.

SEO. 4. That any person or persons who shall be guilty of a 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 novice, 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 por more than fifty 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 such booth, tent or wagon, or other carriage, stand, vessel or boat, selling spirituous 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 aceusation, 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 ruch offen der 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.

Sro. 6. That in the execution of the venditioni exponas, the said constable, at least ten days before the sale, shall 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 demand the same for ten days after such sale, the same shall become forfeited to the said agricultural society, and if the property so seized shall be found insufficient to satisfy said venditioni exponas and costs of execution, said justice of the peace shall, at any time thereafter, on request of the treasurer of said society, issue a fiere facias to collect the balance thereof.

Passed April 11, 1856.

AN ACT

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 county or district society to publish annually a list of awards, and an abstract of the treasurer's account in a newspaper of the district; and to make a report of their proceedings during the year, and a fynopsis 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 accordance 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 Pres.
ident 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.
Seo. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Passed February 20, 1861.

AN ACT

To protect agricultural faire. 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 shall 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 held therein, unless such person shall first have obtained the written permission of the Board of such agricultural society to make such exhibition.

Seo. 2. That if any person shall violate the provisions of this act, he shall, on convietion thereof, be fined in any sum not less than one nor more than one hundred dollars ; and all moneys derived from the violation of this act shall be appropriated to the support of common schools.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Passed April 6, 1861.

AN ACT
To provide for the creation and regulation of township agricultural societies.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That when any oum.
ber of natural persons of any township in the State of Ohio shall form an association for the
promotion of agriculture in such 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 game in the recorder's office of the proper county, such society shall be
deemed a body corporate, with succession, and with power to sue and be sued, plead and be im.
pleaded, defend and be defended, contract and be contracted with ; to make and use a common
seal, and the same to alter at pleasure ; and shall have power to purchase and hold, in fee
simple, or to rent or lease such real estate as may be required as a site for holding fairs, not ex.
ceeding twenty acres, and to establish all necessary rules and regulations for the management of
such fairs, and the legitimate business of the society.

Seo. 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. Section 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 exbibiter or exhibiters of any show allowed to be exbibited by said act, to obtain

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