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tion of fertility, and what rotations and treatments will be most effective in increasing and retaining the productive capacity of Illinois lands; and that, to carry out the provisions of this section, there be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) annually for the years 1907 and 1908: Provided, that the work outlined in this section shall be carried out on lines to be agreed upon by the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and an advisory Committee of five, to be appointed by the Illinois Farmers' Institute.

§ 5. That it shall be the duty of the Agricultural Experiment Station to discover and demonstrate the best methods of orchard treatment in the fruit sections of the State, the culture of small fruits and vegetables, and the most effective remedies for insect and fungous enemies to fruits and vegetables; and that, to carry out the provisions of this section there be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) annually for the years 1907 and 1908: Provided, that the work undertaken and outlined in this section shall be carried out on lines to be agreed upon by the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and an advisory committee of five, to be appointed by the Illinois State Horticultural Society.

§ 6. That it shall be the duty of the Agricultural Experiment Station to investigate the dairy conditions of the State ; to discover and demonstrate improved methods of producing and marketing wholesale milk and other dairy products, and to promote the dairy interests of the State by such field assistance in the dairy sections upon farms and in the creameries and factories as shall tend to better methods and more uniform products; and that to carry out the provisions of this section, there be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) annually for the years 1907 and 1908: Provided, that the work undertaken and outlined in this section shall be carried out on lines to be agreed upon by the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and an advisory committee of five to be appointed by the Illinois State Dairymen's Association.

§ 612. That it shall be the duty of the Agricultural Experiment Station to discover and demonstrate the best methods of producing plants, cut flowers and vegetables under glass, and the most effective remedies for disease and insect enemies of the same, to investigate and demonstrate the best varieties and methods of producing ornamental trees, shrubs and plants suitable for public and private grounds in the various soils and climatic conditions of the State, and to disseminate information concerning the same; and that to carry out the provisions of this section, there be and hereby is, appropriated the sum of seven thousand and five hundred dollars ($7,500) annually for the years 1907 and 1908: Provided, that the work undertaken and outlined in this section shall be carried out in [on] lines to be agreed upon by the directors of the Agricultural Experiment Station and an advisory committee of five to be appointed by the Illinois State Florists' Association.

§ 7. That the committees representing the several associations herein named shall meet at such times and places as may be designated teachers of such experience and skill as shall make such instruction effective. That to carry out the provisions of this section there be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) annually for the years 1907 and 1908: Provided, that the disposition of the funds from time to time to carry out the intent of this Act shall be along lines agreed upon by the dean of the College of Agriculture and an advisory committee consisting of the presidents of the following State agricultural organizations, to-wit: The Illinois Farmers' Institute, the Illinois Live Stock Breeders' Association, the Illinois State Florists' Association, the Illinois State Horticultural Society, the Illinois Corn Growers' Association and the Illinois Dairymen's Association.

§ 2. That it shall be the duty of the Agricultural Experiment Station to conduct investigations calculated to develop the beef, pork, mutton, wool and horse producing interests of the State, and especially to devise and conduct feeding experiments intended to determine the most successful combination of stock foods, particularly in Illinois grains and forage crops, and to discover the most economical and successful methods of maintaining animals and fitting them for the market; to investigate live stock conditions, both at home and abroad, in so far as they affect market values, and to publish the results of such experiments and investigations. That to carry out the provisions of this section there be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of twentyfive thousand dollars ($25,000.00) annually for the years 1907 and 1908: Provided, that the work undertaken and outlined in this section shall be carried out on lines to be agreed upon by the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and an advisory committee of five, to be appointed by the Illinois Live Stock Breeders' Association.

§ 3. That it shall be the duty of the Agricultural Experiment Station to conduct experiments in the several sections of the State, in order to discover the best methods of producing corn, wheat, oats and clover on the different soils and under the various climatic conditions of the State, and for the purpose of improving the varieties grown for special purposes; and that, to carry out the provisions of this section, there be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) annually for the years 1907 and 1908: Provided, that the work outlined in this section shall be carried out on lines to be agreed upon by the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and an advisory committee of five, to be appointed as follows: Two by the Illinois Corn Growers' Association, two by the Illinois Seed Corn Breeders' Association and one by the Illinois Grain Dealers' Association.

$ 4. That it shall be the duty of the Agricultural Experiment Station to make chemical and physical examination of the various soils of the State, in order to identify the several types and determine their character ; to make and publish an accurate survey with colored maps, in order to establish the location, extent and boundaries of each: to ascertain by direct experiment in laboratory and field what crops and treatment are best suited to each; whether the present methods are tending to best results and whether to the preservation or reduc

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tion of fertility, and what rotations and treatments will be most effective in increasing and retaining the productive capacity of Illinois lands; and that, to carry out the provisions of this section, there be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) annually for the years 1907 and 1908: Provided, that the work outlined in this section shall be carried out on lines to be agreed upon by the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and an advisory Committee of five, to be appointed by the Illinois Farmers' Institute.

§ 5. That it shall be the duty of the Agricultural Experiment Station to discover and demonstrate the best methods of orchard treatment in the fruit sections of the State, the culture of small fruits and vegetables, and the most effective remedies for insect and fungous enemies to fruits and vegetables; and that, to carry out the provisions of this section there be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) annually for the years 1907 and 1908: Provided, that the work undertaken and outlined in this section shall be carried out on lines to be agreed upon by the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and an advisory committee of five, to be appointed by the Illinois State Horticultural Society.

§ 6. That it shall be the duty of the Agricultural Experiment Station to investigate the dairy conditions of the State ; to discover and demonstrate improved methods of producing and marketing wholesale milk and other dairy products, and to promote the dairy interests of the State by such field assistance in the dairy sections upon farms and in the creameries and factories as shall tend to better methods and more uniform products; and that to carry out the provisions of this section, there be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) annually for the years 1907 and 1908: Provided, that the work undertaken and outlined in this section shall be carried out on lines to be agreed upon by the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and an advisory committee of five to be appointed by the Illinois State Dairymen's Association.

§ 612. That it shall be the duty of the Agricultural Experiment Station to discover and demonstrate the best methods of producing plants, cut flowers and vegetables under glass, and the most effective remedies for disease and insect enemies of the same, to investigate and demonstrate the best varieties and methods of producing ornamental trees, shrubs and plants suitable for public and private grounds in the various soils and climatic conditions of the State, and to disseminate information concerning the same; and that to carry out the provisions of this section, there be and hereby is, appropriated the sum of seven thousand and five hundred dollars ($7,500) annually for the years 1907 and 1908: Provided, that the work undertaken and outlined in this section shall be carried out in [on] lines to be agreed upon by the directors of the Agricultural Experiment Station and an advisory committee of five to be appointed by the Illinois State Florists' Association.

8 7. That the committees representing the several associations herein named shall meet at such times and places as may be designated by the dean of said college or the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, or upon the request of a majority of the committee; that they shall serve without compensation except for expenses, to be paid out of the respective funds, and that said committee shall make to their respective associations at their annual meetings, full reports of the work in progress under the provisions of this act.

§ 8. That the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant on the State Treasurer for the sums herein appropriated, upon the order of the chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Illinois, countersigned by its secretary, and with the corporate seal of said university, and no installment subsequent to the first shall be paid by the Treasurer, nor warrant drawn therefor, until detailed accounts, showing expenditures of the preceding installment have been filed with the Auditor of Public Accounts: Provided, that no part of the funds herein appropriated, except in section 1, shall be used for salaries of teachers: And, provided, further, that any revenue arising from the operations of the several sections of this act shall revert to the respective funds from which obtained for further extension of the work outlined. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to take away from the board of trustees of the University of Illinois the usual authority conferred by law over the expenditure of moneys appropriated to said university. The recommendations of the committee herein provided for shall be advisory, but the use of the moneys herein appropriated shall rest in the discretion of said board for the purpose herein set forth, and said board shall account therefor.

APPROVED June 4, 1907.

AGRICULTURE-FARMERS' INSTITUTES.

$ 1. Appropriates $3,500 per annum for f 5. Officers of county institutes to serve salaries and expenses.

without pay. $ 2. For expenses of directors, meetings, | $ 6. How drawn. etc., $5,000 per annum.

$ 7. Annual report to Governor. $ 3. For county farmers' institutes $75 each per annum.

$ 8. How drawn. 4. Reappropriates $852.46 for books.

(HOUSE BILL No. 859. APPROVED JUNE 4, 1907.) An Act making an appropriation for the Illinois Farmers' Institute and

County Farmers' Institute.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That there be, and is hereby appropriated to the Illinois Farmers' Institute the following sums, to-wit: For clerk hire, expressage, postage, office expenses, furniture, etc., the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) per annum; for typewriter and stenographer one thousand dollars ($1,000) per annum, for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1907 and 1908. The Secretary of State shall provide all needful books, papers, stationery and printing required, on requisition by the Secretary of the Illinois Farmers' Institute. § 2. For the actual expenses of the members of the board of directors and officers of the Illinois Farmers' Institute in the performance of their duties as said members and officers, for the expenses of the State Institute meeting and for the incidental expenses in promoting the development of the farmers' institute work throughout the State, the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) per annum for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1907 and 1908.

$ 3. For the use of each county farmers' institute for the purpose of holding one or more county farmers' institute meetings in each county in the State, the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75) per annum for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1907 and 1908, said sum to be paid to the treasurer of each county farmers' institute, when such institute shall file with the secretary of the Illinois Farmers’ Institute a sworn statement which shall show that said county farmers' institute has held one or more duly advertised public sessions annually, in accordance with such rules as may be prescribed by the board of directors of the Illinois Farmers' Institute, at some easily accessible location, which shall include an itemized statement of the expense of said meeting, with receipted vouchers therefor, a copy of its printed program and a report of the proceedings showing the title and author of the papers read and by whom discussed, place or places of meeting with average daily attendance, and such other information as may be called for by the Illinois Farmers' Institute and necessary to successfully assist this work.

§ 4. For the purchase of books for, and the maintenance and management of the Illinois Farmer's Institute Circulating Libraries, the unexpended balance of the former appropriation, eight hundred fifty-two dollars and forty-six cents ($852.46) is hereby reappropriated for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1907 and 1908.

§ 5. No officer nor officers of any county farmers' institute shall be entitled to receive any moneyed compensation whatever for any service rendered the same.

$ 6. That on the order of the President, approved by the director of the congressional district, the secretary of the State Farmers Institute shall draw his warrant on the treasurer of the State Farmers' Institute in favor of the treasurer of the county farmers' institute for the sum herein appropriated : Provided, that each warrant on account of a county farmers' institute shall show the county institute for whose benefit the same is drawn: Provided, further, that the program and reports of proceedings of the county farmers' institute, for which warrant is drawn, shall show that some of the following topics have been presented and discussed, viz: Grain farming, stock feeding and breeding, dairy husbandry, orchard and small fruit culture, farmers' garden, domestic science and any subjects pertaining to farm life: Provided, further, that if the necessary expenses of a county farmers' institute shall not equal the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75) as aforesaid, then said warrant shall only be drawn for the sum expended.

$ 7. It shall be the duty of the treasurer of the Illinois Farmers' Institute to pay over to the treasurer of each county farmers' institute the

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