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REPORTS OF CASES

DETERMINED IN THE

APPELLATE COURTS

OF ILLINOIS

WITH A DIRECTORY OF THE JUDICIARY OF THE STATE
CORRECTED TO MARCH 1, 1917, AND ABSTRACTS OF
CASES AS DESIGNATED BY THE COURTS
UNDER ACT APPROVED JUNE 27, 1913,

IN EFFECT JULY 1, 1913.

VOL. CCIII

A. D. 1917.

LAST FILING DATE OF REPORTED CASES:
FIRST DISTRICT, FEBRUARY 9, 1917.
SECOND DISTRICT, NOVEMBER 9, 1916.
FOURTH DISTRICT, JANUARY 8, 1917.

EDITED BY

THE PUBLISHERS' EDITORIAL STAFF

CHICAGO
CALLAGHAN & COMPANY

Copyright, 1917 BY CALLAGHAN & COMPANY

DEC 19 1917

DIRECTORY OF THE JUDICIARY DEPARTMENT

OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.

CORRECTED TO MARCH 1, 1917.

The judiciary department of the State of Illinois is composed of (1) the Supreme Court; (2) Appellate Courts; (3) Circuit Courts; (4) Courts of Cook County; (5) City Courts; (6) Municipal Court of Chicago; (7) 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 Mount 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.

BEPORTER.

SAMUEL P, IRWIN..

. Bloomington.

JUSTICES.
First District-WARREN W. DUNCAN...,

Marion.
Second District-WILLIAM M. FARMER.

.Vandalia.
Third District-FRANK K. Dunn..

Charleston.
Fourth District-GEORGE A. COOKE..

Aledo.
Fifth District-CHARLES C. CRAIG.

..Galesburg.
Sixth District-JAMES H. CARTWRIGHT.

Oregon.
Seventh District-ORRIN N. CARTER...

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 Carter is the present Chief Justice.

CLERK.
CHARLES W. VAIL, Chicago.

LIBRARIAN.
RALPH H. WILKIN, Springfield.

(2) APPELLATE COURTS. These Courts are held by the Judges of the Circuit Courts as. signed by the Supreme Court for a term of three years. One clerk is elected in each district.

REPORTERS. Reported by the publishers' editorial staff.

FIRST DISTRICT. Composed of the county of Cook. Court sits at Chicago on the first Tuesdays of March and October. CLERK—James S. McInerney, Michigan Blvd. Bldg., Chicago. JESSE HOLDOM, Presiding Justice, Michigan Blvd. Bldg., Chicago. WM. H. McSURELY, Justice, Michigan Blvd. Bldg., Chicago. WILLIAM E, DEVER, Justice, Michigan Blvd. Bldg., Chicago.

FIRST BRANCH* ALBERT C. BARNES, Presiding Justice, Michigan Blvd. Bldg., Chicago. DAVID F. MATCHETT, Justice, Michigan Blvd. Bldg., Chicago. CHARLES A. McDONALD, Justice, Michigan Blvd. Bldg., Chicago.

SECOND BRANCH** CLARENCE N. GOODWIN, Presiding Justice, Michigan Blvd. Bldg., Chi

cago. JOHN M. O'CONNOR, Justice, Michigan Blvd. Bldg., Chicago. THOMAS TAYLOR, Justice, Michigan Blvd. Bldg., Chicago.

SECOND DISTRICT.
Composed of the counties of Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Du.

Page, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Kane,
Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, La Salle, Lee, Livingston, Mar.
shall, McHenry, Mercer, Ogle, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island,
Stark, Stephenson, Warren, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago and

Woodford.
Court sits at Ottawa, La Salle county, on the first Tuesdays in

April and October.
CLERK—Christopher C. Duffy, Ottawa.

JOHN M. NIEHAUS, Presiding Justice, Peoria.
DUANE J. CARNES, Justice, Sycamore.
DORRANCE DIBELL, Justice, Joliet.

THIRD DISTRICT.
Composed of the counties of Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Cham.

paign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas,
Edgar, Ford, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Logan, Macon,
Macoupin, Mason, McDonough, McLean, Menard, Montgomery,
Morgan, · Moultrie, Piatt, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott,

Shelby, Tazewell and Vermilion.
Court sits at Springfield, Sangamon county, on the first Tuesdays

in April and October.
CLERK-George L. Tipton, Springfield.

GEORGE W. THOMPSON, Presiding Justice, Galesburg.
EMERY C. GRAVES, Justice, Geneseo.
EDGAR ELDREDGE, Justice. Ottawa.

• This court is a branch of the Appellate Court of the first district, and ig 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, 1897. Hurd's Statutes, 1897, 508, Laws of 1897, 185, J. & A.

2981.
** Established under act of June 6, 1911, J. & A. 1 2989.

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