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REPORTS OF CASES
DETERMINED IN THE
WITH A DIRECTORY OF THE JUDICIARY DEPARTMENT OF
OF THIS VOLUME.
Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1903
BY CALLAGHAN & COMPANY.
Rec. Aug 12, 1903,
Stereotyped and Printed
by the Chicago Legal News Company.
DIRECTORY OF THE JUDICIARY DEPART
MENT OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
CORRECTED TO JUNE 16, 1903.
The judiciary department of the State of Illinois is composed of (1) the Supreme Court; (2) the Appellate Courts; (8) Circuit Courts; (4) Courts of Cook County; (5) City Courts; (6) County and Probate Courts.
(1) THE SUPREME COURT.
The Supreme Court consists of seven justices, elected for a term of nine years, one from each of the seven districts into which the State is divided.
Formerly the State was divided into three grand divisions, Southern, Central and Northern, in which the terms were held, with one clerk for each of the three grand divisions elected for a term of six years, the court sitting at Mt. Vernon, Springfield and Ottawa.
In 1897 these divisions were consolidated into one comprising the entire State, and provision made that all terms of the court be held in the city of Springfield, on the first Tuesday in October, December, February, April and June of each year.
ISAAC N. PHILLIPS.
First District-CARROLL C. BOGGS..
Fairfield. Second District_JAMES B. RICKS.
.Taylorville. Third District-JACOB W. WILKIN..
Danville. Fourth District-GUY C. SCOTT..
Aledo. Fifth District-John P. HAND.
.Cambridge. Sixth District-JAMES H. CARTWRIGHT..
Oregon. Seventh District-BENJAMIN D. MAGÍRUDER... .Chicago. The Chief Justice is chosen by the court, annually, at the June term. The rule of the court is to select as successor to the presiding justice the justice next in order of seniority who has not served as Chief Justice within six years last past. Mr. Justice Hand is the present Chief Justice,
CHRISTOPHER MAMER, 158 Throop St., Chicago.
RALPH H. WILKIN, Robinson.
(2) APPELLATE COURTS.
These Courts are held by Judges of the Circuit Courts assigned by the Supreme Court for a term of three years. One Clerk is elected in each district
FIRST DISTRICT, Composed of the county of Cook. Court sits at Chicago on the first Tuesdays of March and October, CLERK-Alfred R. Porter, Ashland Block, Chicago. FARLIN Q. BALL, Presiding Justice, Ashland Block, Chicago. FRANCIS ADAMS, Justice, Ashland Block, Chicago. THOMAS G. WINDES, Justice, Ashland Block, Chicago.
BRANCH APPELLATE COURT.*
HENRY V. FREEMAN, Justice, Ashland Block, Chicago.
Composed of the Northern Grand Division of the Supreme Court,
except Cook county. Court sits at Ottawa, La Salle county, on the first Tuesdays in April
DORRANCE DIBELL, Justice, Joliet.
Composed of the Central Grand Division of the Supreme Court. Court sits at Springfield, Sangamon county, on the third Tuesdays
in May and November.
GEORGE W. BROWN, Justice, Wheaton.
LESLIE D. PUTERBAUGH, Justice, Peoria. * This court is a branch of the Appellate Court of the first district, and is held by three judges of the Circuit Court, designated and assigned by the Supreme Court under the provisions of the act of the General Assembly, approved June 2, 1837. Hurd's Statute, 1897, 503, Laws of 1897, 185.
Composed of the Southern Grand Division of the Supreme Court. Court sits at Mount Vernon, Jefferson county, on the fourth Tues
days in February and August.
JAMES A. CREIGHTON, Justice, Springfield.
(3) CIRCUIT COURTS.
Exclusive of Cook county, the State of Illinois is divided into Seventeen Judicial Circuits, as follows: *
First Circuit.—The counties of Alexander, Pulaski, Massac, Pope, Johnson, Union, Jackson, Williamson and Saline.
WARREN W. DUNCAN, Marion.
JACOB R. CREIGHTON, Fairfield.
CHARLES T. MOORE, Nashville. Fourth Circuit.—The counties of Clinton, Marion, Clay, Fayette, Effingham, Jasper, Montgomery, Shelby and Christian.
SAMUEL L. DWIGHT, Centralia. Fifth Circuit.—The counties of Vermilion, Edgar, Clark, Cumber. land and Coles.
MORTON W. THOMPSON, Danville. Sixth Circuit.—The counties of Champaign, Douglas, Moultrie, Macon, DeWitt and Piatt.
* Laws 1897, 188.