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COUNTY COURTS.

LAW TERMS.

§ 1. Amend section 37, 39, 92, act of 1874. In force July 1, 1875. AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to extend the jurisdiction of

county courts, and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named," approved March 26, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That sections 37, 39 and 92 of said act be amended so as to read as follows:

$ 37. Fulton in October.
$ 39. Greene in December and June.
$ 92. Schuyler in February.
APPROVED Mareh 25, 1875.

$1. Amend section 38, act of 1874. In force July 1, 1875. AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to extend the jurisdiction of

county courts, and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section (38) thirty-eight of an act entitled “An act to extend the jurisdiction of county courts, and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named," be and the same is hereby so amended as to read as follows:

"g 38. Gallatin in January, March and September." APPROVED April 15, 1875.

§ 1. Amend section 63, act of 1874.

1$ 2. Emergency. In force March 27, 1875. AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to extend the jurisdiction of

county courts and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named," approved March 26, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section sixty-three (63) of “An act to extend the jurisdiction of county courts and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named,” be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

"S 63. McDonough, in June and December."

§ 2. In consequence of the inconvenience to the inhabitants of said county, and the parties litigant in said court, in having the September term of said county court, as heretofore fixed by law, commencing only two weeks before the September term of the circuit court in said county, an emergency and necessity exists for this act to take effect and be in force before the first day of July next, therefore this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED March 27, 1875.

$ 1. Amend sections 70, 86, 109, act of 1874. In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT to amend sections seventy (70), eighty-six (86), and one hundred

and nine (109) of an act entitled "An act to extend the jurisdiction of county courts, and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named," approved March 26, 1874.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repre. sented in the General Assembly, That section seventy (70), eighty-six (86) and one hundred and nine (109) of an act entitled "An act to extend the jurisdiction of county courts, and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time of holding the same, and to appeal an act therein named," approved March 26, 1874, be amended so as to read as follows:

"$ 70. Marshall, in January."
68 86. Putnam, in October."
"$ 109. Woodford, in August."
APPROVED April 13, 1875.

$ 1. Amend section 74, act of 1874. In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT to amend section seventy four of an act entitled "An act to exe

tend the jurisdiction of county courts, and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix a time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named,approved March 26, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section seventy-four of an act enti. tled “An act to extend the jurisdiction of county courts, and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named," approved March 26, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, be and the same is amended so as to read as follows, to-wit:

"874. Mercer, in January and July." APPROVED March 25, 1875.

§ 1. Amend section 83, act of 1874. In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT to amend section 83 of an act entitled "An act to extend the jurisdiction of county courts, and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named," approved March 26, 1874.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repre. sented in the General Assembly, That section 83 of “An act to extend the jurisdiction of county courts, and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named," approved March 26, 1874, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: 68 83. Pike, in January and August." APPROVED March 29, 1875.

§ 1. Amend section 91, act of 1874. In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT to amend section ninety-one of an act entitled "An act to extend

the jurisdiction of county courts, and provide to for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named," approved March 26, 1874, in force July 1, 1874.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repre. sented in the General Assembly, That section ninety-one of an act entitled “An act to extend the jurisdiction of county courts, and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named," approved March 26, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, be amended so as to read as follows, to-wit:

“The law terms of the county court of Saline county shall commence on the second Mondays in the months of February and August.”

APPROVED March 29, 1875.

§ 1. Amend section 913, act of 1874. In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT to amend section ninety one and one-half (911), of an act entitled

An act to extend the jurisdiction of county courts, and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named," approved March 26, 1874.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repre. sented in the General Assembly, That section ninety-one and one-half (913), of an act entitled "An act to extend the jurisdiction of county courts, and to provide for the practice thereof, to fix the time for holding the same, and to repeal an act therein named,” approved March 26, 1874, be amended so as to read as follows: “ Sangamon in April, July and December." APPROVED April 6, 1875.

COURTS OF RECORD.

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PRACTICE IN COURTS OF RECORD. § 1. Amend section 25, act of 1872--Continuance or amendment. In force July 1, 1875. AN ACT to amend section twenty-five of an act entitled "An act in regard

to practice in courts of record,approved February 22, 1872. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section twenty-five of the above entitled act be amended so as to read as follows, to-wit:

6. No amendment shall be cause for continuance unless the party affected thereby, or his agent or attorney, shall make affidavit that in consequence thereof he is unprepared to proceed to or with the trial of the cause at that term, stating in such affidavit what particular fact or facts the party expects to prove by such evidence, and that he verily believes that if the cause is continued he will be able to procure the same by the next term of the court: Provided, that if the court is satisfied that such evidence would not be material on the trial of the cause, or if the other party will admit the affidavit in evidence, subject to the effect given to affidavits for a continuance in this chapter, the cause shall not be continued.”

APPROVED April 15, 1875.

COURT-SUPERIOR.

SUPERIOR COURT OF COOK COUNTY.

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§ 1. Additional judges.

§ 2. Election-when to be held.

In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT providing for an increase in the number of judges of the Superior

Court of Cook county. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That for every fifty thousand inhabitants over and above a population of four hundred thousand in the county of Cook, there shall be added one judge to the superior court of Cook county, until said court shall be composed of nine judges.

§ 2. It shall be the duty of the governor of this state, whenever he ascertains from the census of this state, or of the United States, that the county of Cook is entitled to one or more additional judges, as pro. vided in section twenty-three, article VI, of the constitution of this state, to issue a writ for the election of one judge for every fifty thousand inhabitants above a population of four hundred thousand in said county; and such election shall take place on Tuesday next after the first Monday of November, A. D. 1875, unless the said writ of election is issued after that date, in which event the governor shall designate the day when such election shall be held.

APPROVED April 15, 1875.

CRIMINAL CODE.

CHANGE OF VENUE.

§ 1. Amend division 7, act of 1874, by adding section 124. In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT to amend division seven (7) of the act entitled "An act to revise

the law in relation to criminal jurisprudence," approved March 27, 1874.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, Tbat division seven (7) of said act be amended, by inserting in said division, after section . 12, an additional section, to be numbered section 121, as follows, to-wit:

"§ 121. Any person arrested on any criminal charge, and taken before any justice of the peace for examination, may, previous to the commencement of any such examination, make oath that it is his belief that said justice is so prejudiced against him that he cannot have a fair and impartial investigation before said justice, whereupon it shall be the duty of the justice immediately to transmit all the papers connected with or belonging to such examination to the nearest justice of the peace in the same county, who is not of kin to the defendant, sick, absent from town, or interested in the event of the investigation, as counsel or otherwise, who shall proceed as if the suit had been instituted before bim: Provided, that the officer having the defendant in charge shall hold him in his custody until the complaint shall be heard and disposed of by the justice to whom the papers shall be sent as aforesaid : And, provided, further, that distance, as contemplated in this section, shall mean to be by the nearest traveled route."

APPROVED April 2, 1875.

DOWER.

ASSIGNMENT OF AND HOMESTEAD.

§ 1. Amend section 44, act of 1874, entitled Dower. In force July 1, 1875.

AN ACT to amend section forty-four (44) of an act entitled "An act to

revise the law in relation to dower," approved March 4, 1874. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section forty-four (44) of an act entitled "An act to revise the law in relation to dower," approved March 4, 1874, be amended to read as follows:

"§ 44. Whenever application is made to a county court for leave to sell real estate of a deceased person for the payment of debts, or for the sale of real estate of any ward, as authorized by law, and it appears that there is a dower and homestead, or either, interest in the land sought to be sold, such court may in the same proceeding, on the peti

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