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Municipal Court by orders signed by them and spread upon the records of said court. The salaries of deputy clerks shall be fixed, from time to time, by orders signed by a majority of the judges of the Municipal Court and spread upon the records of the court and shall be payable out of the city treasury in monthly installments, provided, however, the salary of the chief deputy clerk shall not exceed six thousand dollars ($6,000.00) per annum and that the salaries of no more than fifteen additional deputy clerks other than those who may be employed as shorthand reporters shall exceed two thousand two hundred dollars ($2,200.00) per annum. Such number of deputy clerks so appointed as the judges may deem necessary shall be competent shorthand reporters, capable of correctly taking down stenographically and transcribing proceedings of court, and shall perform such duties with respect to attending upon and taking down stenographic report of the proceedings of said court as may be required by the judges and for making and furnishing transcripts of their stenographic report aforesaid deputy clerks shall be allowed to make such reasonable charge, not exceeding fifteen cents per hundred words, to the parties to whom such transcripts are furnished, as may be determined by the judges, and the judges may allow said deputy clerks to retain, as additional compensation for their services, such proportion as the judges may deem reasonable of the charges so collected, the balance of such charges to be accounted for by such deputy clerk in the same manner as costs collected by them. Such deputy clerks shall take the same oath or affirmation required of the clerk of the municipal court and shall give bond to be approved by the chief justice of said court, conditioned as near as may be, like the bond required of the clerk. Any deputy clerk shall be subject to removal at any time by an order signed by a majority of the judges of the Municipal Court, and spread upon the records of said court. Any deputy clerk may likewise be removed by the clerk, provided however, that any deputy clerk so removed may be restored to his position as such deputy clerk by an order signed by a majority of the judges of the Municipal Court and spread upon the records of the court. The number of deputy clerks may be reduced at any time by an order signed by a majority of the judges of said Municipal Court and spread upon the records of said court.

17. That said bailiff shall appoint such number of deputies as be determined, from time to time, by a majority of the judges of the Municipal Court by orders signed by them and spread upon the records of said court. The salaries of deputy bailiffs shall be fixed, from time to time, by orders signed by a majority of the judges of the Municipal Court and spread upon the records of the court, and shall be payable out of the city treasury in monthly installments, provided, however, that the salary of the chief deputy bailiff shall not exceed six thousand dollars ($6,000.00) per annum and that the salary of the assistant chief deputy bailiff shall not exceed four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) per annum, and that salaries of no more than eleven additional deputy bailiffs shall exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) per annum, and that the salary of no other deputy bailiff shall exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) per annum. Such deputy bailiffs

shall take the same oath or affirmation required of the bailiff of said Municipal Court and shall give bond to be approved by the chief justice of said court, conditioned, as near as may be, like the bond required of the bailiff. The bailiff and deputy bailiffs of the Municipal Court shall be ex-officio police officers of the city of Chicago. Any deputy bailiff shall be subject to removal at any time by an order signed by a majority of the judges of the Municipal Court and spread upon the records of said court. Any deputy bailiff may likewise be removed by the bailiff, provided however, that any deputy bailiff so removed may be restored to his position by an order signed by a majority of the judges of said Municipal Court and spread upon the records of said court. The number of deputy bailiffs may be reduced at any time by an order signed by a majority of the judges of said Municipal Court, and spread upon the records of said court. Every police officer of the city of Chicago shall be ex-officio a deputy bailiff of the Municipal Court and shall perform, from time to time, such duties in respect to cases within the jurisdiction of said court as may be required of him by court or any judge thereof. The bailiff may appoint a special deputy to serve any summons issued out of the Municipal Court, by indorsement thereon substantially as follows: "I here appoint my special deputy to

serve the within writ," which shall be dated and signed by the bailiff. Such special deputy shall make return of the time and manner of service of such writ, under his oath and for making a false return shall be guilty of perjury and be punished accordingly. APPROVED May 31, 1923.

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(HOUSE BILL No. 332. APPROVED JUNE 27, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 2 of "An Act in relation to a Municipal Court in the city of Chicago," approved May 18, 1905, as amended. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. Section 2 of "An Act in relation to a Municipal Court in the city of Chicago," approved May 18, 1905, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

§ 2. That said Municipal Court shall have jurisdiction in the following cases:

First-Cases to be designated and hereinafter referred to as cases of the first class, which shall include (a) all actions on contracts, express or implied, when the amount claimed by the plaintiff, exclusive of costs exceeds one thousand dollars ($1,000); (b) all actions for the recovery of personal property and all proceedings for the trial of the right of property when the value of the property sought to be recovered or the right to which is disputed, as claimed by the plaintiff, exceeds one thousand dollars ($1,000); and (c) all actions for the re

covery of damages for the conversion of personal property, and actions for the recovery of damages for injuries to personal property, when the amount of damages sought to be recovered as claimed by the plaintiff, exclusive of costs, exceeds one thousand dollars ($1,000).

Second-Cases to be designated and hereinafter referred to as cases of the second class, which shall include all suits of every kind. and nature, whether civil or criminal, or whether at law or in equity, which may be transferred to it, by a change of venue or otherwise, by the Circuit Court of Cook County, or the Criminal Court of Cook County, for trial and disposition.

Third-Cases to be designated and hereinafter referred to as cases of the third class, which shall include all criminal cases in which the punishment is by fine or imprisonment otherwise than in the penitentiary, and all other criminal cases which the laws in force from time to time may permit to be prosecuted otherwise than on indictment by a grand jury.

Fourth-Cases to be designated and hereinafter referred to as cases of the fourth class, which shall include (a) all civil actions, quasi criminal actions excepted, for the recovery of money only when the amount claimed by the plaintiff, exclusive of costs, does not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), the amount in any action on a bond to be determined by the amount actually sought to be recovered and not by the penalty of the bond; (b) all actions for the recovery of personal property when the value of the property sought to be recovered does not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000); (c) all proceedings for the trial of the right of property of which the value, as claimed by the plaintiff, does not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000); (d) all actions of forcible detainer, and (e) all actions and proceedings of which justices of the peace are now given jurisdiction by law and which are not otherwise provided for in this Act in which class of actions and proceedings the Municipal Court shall have jurisdiction where the amount sought to be recovered does not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). In any action of the fourth class for the recovery of money only, judgment may be rendered for over one thousand dollars ($1,000), where the excess over one thousand dollars ($1,000) shall consist of interest or damages or costs accrued after the commencement of such action.

Fifth-Cases to be designated and hereinafter referred to as cases of the fifth class, which shall include all quasi criminal actions, excepting bastardy cases.

Sixth-Cases to be designated and hereinafter referred to as cases of the sixth class, which shall include (a) all proceedings for the prevention of the commission of crimes; (b) all proceedings for the arrest, examination, commitment and bail of persons charged with criminal offnses; (c) all proceedings pertaining to searches and seizures of personal property by means of search warrants, and (d) all bastardy cases.

APPROVED June 27, 1923.

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AN ACT to provide for the appointment of referees by Probate Courts in counties of the third class and by County Courts in counties of the third class when acting in matters of the administration of estates of decedents, minors and incompetent persons, and defining the power and duties and compensation of said referees.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. That the Probate Court in counties of the third class and the County Court in counties of the third class when acting in matters of the administration of estates of decedents, minors and incompetent persons, may, after due notice to all parties in interest, in any cause or proceeding pending before it, unless a party to such proceeding shall, prior to such appointment, and in writing, object thereto, appoint a referee or referees (who shall be a duly licensed attorney at law of this State and not counsel for or next of kin to any party interested in said cause or proceedings nor otherwise interested. therein) who shall have authority to take testimony in such cause or proceedings and report the same in writing, together with his conclusions of law and fact to the court, and the court shall have power to render and enter a proper judgment order or decree upon such report; provided either party may except to such report and have his exception heard and determined by the court. The court may, if necessary, hear further evidence or refer the cause or proceedings back to the referee with instructions

§ 2. Witnesses may be required to attend and testify before such referee in the same manner as is or may be provided by law in cases before masters in chancery; and such referee shall have power to administer oaths to witnesses.

§ 3. Upon final hearing of the cause or proceedings, the court shall enter its judgment, order or decree, according to the right of the matter and tax as costs against the unsuccessful party (or against the respective parties to said proceedings, by such apportionment as may be equitable and just) such fees and allowances for the services and expenses, including stenographer's charges, of such referee, as shall, in the judgment of the court, be reasonable and proper. Such compensation shall be the same as is fixed by law for like services by masters in chancery so far as they can be applied in substance to this form of proceedings.

§ 4. All testimony taken before such referee together with all exhibits and papers introduced in evidence, and the report of the referee, shall be included in and form part of the record of the cause and proceeding.

§ 5. The court may make such orders, rules and directions, with reference to the taking of testimony, the attendance of witnesses before such referee and the report of such referee as shall in the judgment of the court be just and proper.

§ 6. In all cases where the right to trial by jury is given by the laws of this State, no reference to a referee shall be made without the written consent of the parties to such reference, filed in court. APPROVED June 26, 1923.

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AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, "An Act to revise the law in relation to the Supreme Court," approved March 23, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as amended by subsequent Acts, by amending section 18 thereof."

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

That section 18 of an Act entitled, "An Act to revise the law in relation to the Supreme Court," approved March 23, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, and Acts amendatory thereof, be amended so as to read as follows:

§ 18. Each of the judges of the Supreme Court may appoint a private secretary, who shall be a licensed attorney of the State of Illinois. Such appointment shall be in writing and shall be filed in the office of the Auditor of Public Accounts, and continue in force until revoked by the judge. Each private secretary so appointed shall receive a salary of five thousand ($5,000) dollars per annum, payable monthly, on the warrant of the Auditor of Public Accounts, out of any money in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 26, 1923.

§ 1.

TERMS OF CIRCUIT COURT.

$ 2. Emergency.

Amends section 13, Act of 1915.
§ 13.
Terms of court for Will,
Kankakee and Iroquois
Counties.

(HOUSE BILL No. 168. APPROVED MAY 3, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 13 of "An Act to revise the law concerning the time of holding the terms of Circuit Court and of the calling of juries in the several judicial circuits, exclusive of Cook County," approved June 23, 1915, as amended.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 13 of "An Act to revise the law concerning the time of holding the terms of Circuit Court and of calling of juries in the several judicial circuits, exclusive of

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