(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Laws of the State of Illinois"

mm ■ ',M: 








$^'(^"'aMjr 



SK.;-^<^; ?€ 



r ■ a* 



m <m. 



^m^m 


3 


4^^--s-^^ 


-^- .,^l^[l 



Digitized by tine Internet Arciiive 

in 2011 witii funding from 

CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Researcii Libraries in Illinois 



http://www.archive.org/details/lawsofstateofil189798illi 






COLLECTION 

i>o Not Take From This Room 



»% 10 '61 



it,*' 



,!*■ 



LAWS 



m X rri 



H 



H 



ENACTED BV THE 



FORTIETH GENERAL ASSEMBLY 



EXTEA SESSION 

Begun and held at the Capitoh in the Cltij of Sp)-itujjield, on flic '}!/' 

day of December, A. D. 1897, and adjourned sinedle 

on the 24th day of February, A. D. 1808. 



Printed hii Authority of the General Assembly 
of. the State of Illinois. 



SPRINGFIELD, ILL.: 
Phillips Bros., State Printers. 

1898. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



APPORTIONMENT: 

A bill for an act to amend sections 1 and 2 of an act entitled "An act to apportion 
the State of Illinois into Senatorial Districts and to repeal certain acts therein 
named," approved June 15, 1893, in force July 1, 1893 3 

APPROPRIATIONS: 

A bill for an act making an appropriation to the Attorney General to defray the ex- 
penses of the inheritance tax cases now pending in the Supreme Court of the 
United States 6 

An act making appropriations for the payment of the employes of the Special Ses- 
sion of the Fortieth General Assembly 7 

An act making an appropriation for the payment of the members and officers of the 
Special Session of the Fortieth General Assembly 7 

An act making an additional appropriation for the payment of the employes of the 
Special Session of the Fortieth General Assembly 8 

An act appropriating money for extra printing and binding for the iiscal year ending 
June 30, A. D. 1898, and for committee expenses for the Extra Session of the For- 
tieth (ireneral Assembly 8 

An act to provide for the incidental expenses of the Special Session of the Fortieth 
General Assembly of the State of Illinois, and for the care and custody of the State 
House and "Grounds incurred or to be incurred and now unprovided for 9 

An act making an additional appropriation for the ordinary expenses of the Soldiers' 
and Sailors' Home » 9 

ELECTIONS: 

An act to amend section 3 of an act entitled "An act to nrovide for the printing and . 
distribution of ballots at the piiblic expense and for the nomination of candidates 
for political office, to regulate the manner of holding elections and to enforce the 
secrecy of the ballot," approved June 22, 1891, in force July 1, 1891 10 

An act providing for primary elections of delegates to nominating conventions of 
political parties or organizations, and to promote the purity thereof by regulating 
the condiict thereof, and to support the privileges of free suffrage thereat by pro- 
hibiting certain acts and practices in relation thereto, and providing for the pun- 
ishment th ereof 11 

REVENUE: 

An act for the assessment of property and providing the means thetefor and to Repeal 
a certain act therein named 31 

SCHOOLS: 

An act to amend an act entitled "An act to establish and maintain a system of free 
schools," approved and in force May 21, 1889 54 

JOINT RESOLUTIONS: 

Adjournments 56 

Concerning Battleship Maine 56 

(Concerning Hospital for Insane, Bartonville 57 

Disfranchisement of Voters in Southern States.; ....:■; 57 

Endorsing Charles Page Bryan 58 

Hawaiian Islands 58 

Law Students 58 

Levees in Mississippi Valley 59 

Lincoln Monument in Washington 59 

National Military Park 60 

Postal Savings Banks 60 

Corn Exhibitions 6a 



APPORTIONMENT. 



SENATORIAL DISTRICTS. 

'' 1. Aiueuds section 1 of Act of 1893 by re- \ .'i. 2. Amends section 2 of said act by detin- 
arranging' districts. j ing "ward" and "street" as used in 

j ' this act. 

An Act to amend sections one {1) and two (2) of an act entitled 
"An act to apportion tJie State of Illinois into Senatorial districts 
(jnd to repeal certain acts tlierein. na.tlfied,'''' approved Jane 15, 1893, 
in force July 1, 1893. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the St cde of Illinois, 
represented in the Oeneral Assembly, That sections one (1) and 
two (2) of an act entitled "An act to apportion the State of Illinois 
into Senatorial districts, and to rejjeal certain acts therein named," 
approved Jnne 15, 1893, and in force July 1, 1898, be amended to read 
as follows: 

Section 1. That the State of Illinois be, and it is hereby, divided 
into Senatorial districts as provided in the constitution of the State 
of Illinois, each of which districts shall be entitled to one senator and 
three representatives as follows, to-wit: 

First — The First, Second and Fifth wards in the city of Chicago, 
in the county of Cook, shall constitute the First District. 

Second — The Tenth ward and that part of the Twelfth ward lying 
west of the center line of Robey street in the city of Chicago, in the 
countj^ of Cook, shall constitute the Second District. 

Third — The Thirty-tirst, Thirty-third and the Thirty-fourth wards 
in the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook, shall constitute the 
Third District. 

Fourth — The Twenty-eighth and the Twenty-ninth wards and that 
part of the Sixth ward lying west of the southfork of the south branch 
of the Chicago river in the city of Chicago, and the town of Cicero, 
all in the county of Cook, shall constitute the Fourth District. 

Fifth — The Thirtieth and Thirty-second wards in the city of Chi- 
cago, in the county of Cook, shall constitute the Fifth District. 

Sixth — The Fifteenth. Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh wards in 
the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook, shall constitute the Sixth 
District. 

Seventh — The towns of Thornton, Bloom, Rich, Bremen, Orland. 
Lemont, Palos, Worth, Lyons, Proviso, Leyden, Elk Grove, Schaum 



APPCRTIONMENT. 



burg. Hanover. Barrington. Palatine, Wheeling. Northtield, New 
Trier and Riverside, and those parts of the towns of Calumet, Nor- 
wood Park, Maine, Niles and Evanston lying outside of the city of 
Chicago, all in the county of Cook, shall constitute the Seventh Dis- 
trict. 

Eighth — The counties of Lake, McHenr}- and Boone shall consti- 
tute the Eighth District. 

Ninth — The Third and Fourth wards and that part of the Sixth 
ward lying east of the south fork of the south branch of the Chicago 
river in the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook, shall constitute 
the Ninth District. 

Tenth — The counties of Winnebago and Ogle shall constitute the 
Tenth District. 

Eleventh — The Thirteenth and Fourteenth wards in the city of 
Chicago, in the county of Cook, shall constitute the Eleventh Dis- 
trict. 

Twelfth — The counties of Stephenson, JoDaviess and Carroll shall 
constitute the Twelfth District. 

Thirteenth — The Seventh and Eighth wards in the city of Chicago. 
in the county of Cook, shall constitute the Thirteenth District. 

Fourteenth — The county of Kane shall constitute the Fourteenth 
District. 

Fifteenth — The Ninth ward and that part of the Eleventh ward 
lying south of the center line of Lake street, and west of the center 
lines of Sheldon street and Loomis street, and that part of the Twelfth 
ward lying east of the center line of Robey street in the city of Chi- 
cago, in the county of Cook, shall constitute the Fifteenth District. 

Sixteenth — The counties of Kankakee and Iroquois shall consti- 
tute the Sixteenth District. 

Seventeenth — The sixteenth and Seventeenth wards and that part 
of the Eleventh ward lying north of the center line of Lake street in 
the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook, shall constitute the Sev- 
enteenth District. 

Eighteenth — The counties of Ford, Livingston and Woodford shall 
constitute the Eighteenth District. 

Nineteenth — The Eighteenth and Nineteenth wards and that part 
of the Eleventh ward lying south of the center line of Lake street 
and east of the center line of Sheldon street and Loomis street in the 
city of Chicago, in the county of Cook, shall constitute the Nine- 
teenth District. 

Twentieth — The counties of Knox. jNLirshall. Putnam and Stark 
shall constitute the Twentieth District. 

Twenty-first — The Twenty-first, Twenty-second and Twenty-fifth 
wards in the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook, shall constitute 
the Twentv-first District. 



APPORTIONMENT. 



Twenty-second — The counties of McLean and Tazewell shall con- 
stitute the Twenty-second District. 

Twenty-third^The Twentieth, Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth 
wards in the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook, shall constitute 
the Twenty-third District. 

Twenty-fourth — The county of Peoria shall constitute the Twenty- 
fourth District. 

Twenty-fifth— The counties of Will and DuPage shall constitute 
the Twenty-fifth District. 

Twenty-sixth — The counties of McDonough, Warren and Fulton 
shall constitute the Twenty-sixth District. 

Twenty-seventh — The county of LaSalle shall constitute the Twen- 
ty-seventh District. 

Twenty-eighth — The counties of Hancock. Henderson and Mercer 
shall constitute the Twenty-eighth District. 

Twenty -ninth — The counties of DeKalb, Kendall and Grundy shall 
constitute the Twenty-ninth District. 

Thirtieth — The counties of Champaign, Piatt and Moultrie shall 
constitute the Thirtieth District. 

Thirtj^-first — The counties of Bureau, Whiteside and Lee shall 
constitute the Thirty-first District. 

Thirty-second — The counties of Mason, Menard, Cass, Brown and 
Schuyler shall constitute the Thirty-second District. 

Thirty-third — The counties of Rock Island and Henry shall con- 
stitute the Thirty-third District. 

Thirty-fourth — The counties of Morgan, Scott and Pike shall con- 
stitute the Thirty-fourth District. 

Thirty-fifth — The counties of Vermilion and Edgar shall constitute 
the Thirty-fifth District. 

Thirty-sixth — The counties of Green. Macoupin. Jersej^ and Cal- 
houn shall constitute the Thirtj'-sixth District. 

Thirty-seventli — The county of Adams shall constitute the Thirty- 
seventh District. 

Thirty-eighth — The counties of Madison and Bond shall constitute 
the Thirt3^-eighth District. 

Thirty-ninth — The county of Sangamon shall constitute the Thirty- 
ninth District. 

Fortieth — The counties of Douglas, Coles and Clark shall constitute 
the Fortieth District. 

Forty-first — The counties of Macon, DeWitt and Logan shall con- 
stitute the Forty-first District. 

Forty-second — The counties of Fayette, Effingham, Clinton and 
Marion shall constitute the Forty-second District. 



APl'KOPRIATIONS. 



Forty-third— The counties of .Christian, Montgomery and Shelby 
shall constitute the Forty-third District. 

F'orty-fourth — The counties of Clay, Wayne, Edwards. Wabash 
and Lawrence shall constitute the Forty-fourth District. 

Forty-fiftlf— The counties of Jasper, Crawford. Cumberland and 
Richland shall constitute the Forty-fifth District. 

Forty-sixth — The counties of Jefferson, Hamilton and White shall 
constitute the Forty-sixth District. 

Forty-seventh — The counties of Washington, Perry. Franklin and 
Williamson shall constitute the Forty-seventh District. 

Forty-eighth — The counties of Monroe, Kandolph and Jackson 
shall constitute the Forty-eighth District. 

b'orty-ninth -The county of St. Clair shall constitute the Forty- 
ninth District. 

Fiftieth-;-The counties of Union, Alexander. Pulaski and Massac 
shall constitute the Fiftieth District. 

Fifty-first — The counties of Johnson, Pope, Harflin. Gallatin and 
Saline shall constitute the Fifty-first District. 

§ 1^. Wherever the word ''ward" or ''wards," "street"' or "streets'" 
in tlie city of Chicago are used in this act they shall be construed as 
meaning the ward or wards or street or streets as existing in said city 
of Chicago on the first day of December, A. D. LS97. 

ArPRovED -lanuaryll, LSUH. 



APPROPRIATIONS. 

ATTOKNEY GENERAL. 

i 1. Appropriates $7,000. 1 § 2. How drawn. 

An Act )H(tk(ng an appropridfioii to the Attoriwij (irciioril to defray 
flic e.rpense^t of defending the inheritance tax cases now pending 
ill the Sii in-enie Court of the United States. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 
represented in tlie Oetierat Assembly, That there is hereby appro- 
priated to the Attorney Greneral the sum of seven tliousand dol- 
lars (17,000). or so much thereof as may be necessary, to hire additional 
attorneys to assist in the inheritance tax cases now pending in the 
Supreme Court of the United States, payable on bills of the attor- 
neys employed to assist and certified to by the Attorney (leneral. 

§ "2. The x4.uditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrants on the State Treasurer for the money hereinbefore 
appropriated, on the presentation of bills certified to by the Attor- 
ney (reneral. 

Approved February lio, 1898. 



APPROPRIATIONS. 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY, EMPLOYES. 

i! 1. Appropriates !ri7,000 to pay the employes §2. Emergency, 
of this Special Session of the For- 
tieth General Assembly. How drawn. 

An Act makiiuj appropriaiion» for the payment of the employes 
of the Special Session of the Fortieth General Assembly. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People <f the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assembly, That there be and is hereby 
appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000), or so much 
thereof as may be necessary, to pay the employes of the Special 
Session of the Fortieth General Assembly, at the rate of compensa- 
tion allowed by law or fixed by resolution of either house. Said 
employes to be paid upon rolls certified to by the presiding officers 
of the respective houses, or as otherwise provided by law. 

§ 2. Whereas, The above appropriation is necessary for the trans- 
action of the business of the State, therefore an emergency exists, 
and this act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved December 23, lcS97. 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY, MEMBERS AND OFFICERS. 

§ 1. Appropriates $35,000 to pay the mem- : I 2. Emergency, 
bers and officers of this Special Ses- 
sion of the Fortieth General As- 
sembly. 

An Act making an appropriation for the payment of the members 
and officers of the Special Session of the Fortieth Goieral As- 
sembly. 

Section 1, Be it enacted l)y the Peoj^le of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the Genercd Assembly, That there be and hereby is 
appropriated thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000), or so much as 
may be necessar3^ to pay the members and officers of this Special 
Session of the Fortieth General Assembly at the salaries now fixed 
by law, or by resolution of either house. 

§ 2. Whereas, The above appropriation is necessary for the transac- 
tion of the business of the State, therefore an emergency exists, and 
this act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved December 23, 1897. 



APPROPRIATIONS. 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY, EMPLOYES. 

''f. 1. Appropriates S15.000 to pay the em- i 11. Eiuergrency . 

ployes of the Special Session of the ! 

Fortieth General Assembly— How | 

drawn. i 

An Act mah'mg an addiiioncd appropriation for the payment of 
the employes of fitc Special Session of the Fortieth Oeneral As- 
sembly. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of ttie State of Illinois, 
represenied in tlie Genercd Assembly, That there be and is hereby 
appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), or so 
much as may be necessary, to pay the employes of the Special Ses- 
sion of the Fortieth Cleneral Assembly, at the rate of compensation 
allowed by law or fixed by resolution of either house. Said employes 
to be paid upon rolls certified to by the presiding officers of the re- 
spective houses or as otherwise provided by law. 

§ 2. Whereas, The above appropriation is necessary for the 
transaction of the business of the State, therefore an emergency 
exists, and this act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved Januarv 13. 1898. 



general assembly, extra printing, etc. 

I 1. Appropriates $4,000 for public printing ^ 2. Appropriates $4, 000 for committee ex- 
and binding' for fiscal year A. D. 1898. penses. 

An Act appropi-iatin<j money for extra printing and binding for 
ttiefisccU year ending June 30, A. D. 1S9S, and for committee ex- 
penses for tlie Extra Session of the Fortieth Genercd, Assembly. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by tJie People of the State of Illinois, 
i-epresented in tlie Genercd Assembly, That there be and is hereby 
appropriated in addition to sums heretofore appropriated for the fis- 
cal year A. D. 1898, for public printing, the sum of $2,000.00, and for 
public binding the sum of 82.000.00, the appropriation of said money 
being necessary on account of the extra printing and binding occa- 
sioned by the Extra Session of the Fortieth Cleneral Assembly. Said 
sums to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of State as 
provided by law. 

§ 2. That there is hereby appropriated to pay the expenses of 
committees for the Extra Session of the Fortieth Gfeneral Assembly, 
the sum of four thousand dollars, or as much thereof as may be nec- 
essary, to be paid out upon certified bills made by such committees. 

Approved February 25, 189S. 



APPROPRIATIONS. 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY, INCIDENTAL EXPESES, 



',. 1. Appropi-iates $3,500 for the incidental i § 2. How drawn, 
expenses of this Special Session of .; „ t^ 
the Fortieth General Assembly and ■ ' ' 
to the Secretary of State for the dis- 
charge of his duties 

An Act io provide for the incidental expenses of the Special Ses- 
sion of the Foiiieth General. Assembly of the State of Illinois, 
and for the care and custody of the State House and Orounds. in- 
curred or to he incurred and now unprovided for. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the' People of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the General Assemhly . That the sum of three thous- 
and five hundred dollars ($8,500), or so much thereof as ma}^ be re- 
-quired. is -hereby appropriated to pay the incidental expenses of the 
Special Session of the Fortieth General Assembly, or either branch 
thereof, or b_v the Secretary of State in the discharge of the duties 
imposed on him by law or by the direction of the General Assembly 
or either branch thereof. All expenditures to be certified to by the 
Secretary of State and approved by the Governor. 

5; 2. The Auditor of Pul)lic Accounts is hereby authorized and 
directed to draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer for the sum 
herein specified, upon presentation of the proper vouchers, and the 
State Treasurer shall pa}^ the same out of any funds in the State 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

§ 3. Whereas, The appropriation above recited is necessary for 
the expenses incurred for the transaction of the business of the 
State and the General Assembly, therefore an emergency exists, and 
this act shall take effect from and after its passage . 

Approved December 23, 1897. 



SOLDIERS and SAILORS HOME. 



1. Additional appropriation of .$60,000 for I 2. How drawn, 
the ordinary expenses of the Soldiers' 
and Sailors' Home. 



3. Emers^ency. 



An Act mcddng an additional appvopriation for the ordinary ex- 
penses of the Soldiers^ and Sailors' Home. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 
represented in the Genercd Assembly, That there be and is hereby 
appropriated, in addition to the sums heretofore appropriated by an 
act approved June 10th, 1897, for the purpose of defraying the ordi- 
nary expenses of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home for the fiscal year 
beginning July 1st, 1897, the sum of thirty thousand (30,000) dol- 
lars; and for the fiscal year beginning July 1st, 1898, the sum of 
thirty thousand (80,000) dollars, payable quarterly in advance. 



10 ELECTIONS. 



§ 2. The money herein appropriated shall be due and payable to 
the trvistees of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home only on the terms 
and in the manner provided in the 19th section of an act entitled 
"An act to regulate the State charitable institutions and the State 
Reform School, and to improve their organization and increase their 
efficiency," approved April 15th, 1875. 

§ 3. Whereas, An emergency exists, therefore this act shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the 
Governor. 

Approved January 7, 1898. 



ELECTIONS. 



NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES. 
§ 1. Section 3, Act of 1891, amended. ' § 4. Emergency. 

? 3. Nominations. Names of candidates } 
not permited on ballot.s at public | 
expense, unless nominated by a con- i 
vention of delegates elected for that 
purpose. I 

An Act to iimeiid section 3 of an act entitled "An act to provide for 
tJie pr'irding ami distribidion of ballots at puhlic expense and for 
tlie nomincdion of candidcdes for public offices, to regidcde tlie 
manner of liolding elections and. to enforce the secrecy of tlie bal- 
lot,'''' approved June 22, 1891, in force July 1, 1891. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by ttie People of tlie State of Illinois, 
repn'esented in tlie General Assembly, That section 3 of an act en- 
titled "An act to i^rovide for the printing and distribution of ballots 
at the public expense and for the nomination of candidates for po- 
litical office, to regulate the manner of holding elections, and to 
enforce the secrecy of the ballot."' approved June 22, 1891, in force 
July 1, 1891, be amended so as to read as follows: 

§ 3. Any convention of delegates and any caucus or meeting of 
qualified voters as hereinafter defined, and individual voters to the 
number and in the manner hereinafter specified, may nominate can- 
didates for political office, whose names shall be placed upon the 
ballots to be furnished as hereinafter provided: Provided, that in 
any county, city, village or incorporated town, respectively, in which 
an act entitled, "An act providing for primary elections of delegates 
to nominating conventions of political parties or organizations, and 
to promote the purity thereof by regulating the conduct thereof, and 
to support the privileges of free suffrage thereat by prohibiting certain 
acts and practices in relation thereto, and providing for the punishment 



ELECTIONS. 



11 



thereof."' shall be in force: no candidate nominated by any conven- 
tion of any political party or organization of any such county, city, 
village or incorporated town or any part thereof, or for the Congress 
of the United States, shall have his name printed on any official 
ballot printed and distributed at the public expense in such county, 
city, village or incorporated town, or any part thereof, unless such 
candidate shall be nominated by a convention composed of delegates 
elected for that purpose at the primary election of such political 
party last preceding the holding of such convention, according to 
the act entitled, "An act providing for primarv elections of delegates 
to nominating conventions of political parties or organizations and 
to promote the purity thereof by regulating the conduct thereof, and 
to support the privileges of free suffrage thereat by prohibiting 
certain acts and practices in relation thereto, and providing for the 
punishment thereof.'" 

§ 4. Whereas, An emergency exists, therefore this act shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Approved Februarv 10, 1898. 



PRIMARY ELECTIONS. 



\ L All Pi'iniary Elfctions shall be held 
under this Act in all counties, cities, 
villages and incorporated towns to 
which this Act applies — Defines 
"State Convention," "County Con- 
vention," "City Convention," "Town 
Convention," "Ward Convention 
and District Convention." 

? 2. Parties entitled to hold Elections under 
this Act— When elections may be held 
— Two parties not to hold primaries 
on same day. 

I 3. What shall constitute a Primary Elec- 
tion District— Not to contain more 
than t,000 voters— Who shall be 
Judges and Clerks— Pay of Judges 
and Clerks— Location of polling 
places. 

5 4. Duty of Central Committee oi- Manag- 
ing Committee as to Judges and 
Clerks— Judges and Clerks must re 
side within Primary Election District 
where they act. 

I 5. Party must file call for Election with 
Board of Election Commissioners, 
and with County Clerk — Call to be 
filed 15 days before Election— What 
the call must set forth. 

I (J. Call to be .signed by Chairman and Sec- 
retai-y of Central Committee— The 
use of party names restricted. , 



'i 7. Election Commissioners or County 
Clerk must give 10 days notice — What 
notices shall contain— How published 
—Effect of error in call or failure to 
IDublish- Courts shall take judicial 
notice. 

l 8. All election laws of State in force in 
each primary election district— Who 
shall bear expense— Claims, how aud- 
ited — Polling places to be provided 
and furnished— Ballot boxes and 
other supplies— Supplies and returns 
shall be accounted foi — How polls are 
to be opened and closed. 

\ 9. Judges and Clerks shall be notified and 
sworn— Penalty for neglect or failure 
to serve as Judge or Clerk— Vacan- 
cies, how filled— May not be removed 
within 5 days of election— Shall be in- 
structed by Commissioners or County 
Clerk by means of printed pamphlet 
—.Judges and Clerks officers of 
County Court — Liable for contempt- 
Penalty. 

§ 10. Judges and Clerks allowed S5.00 per 
day. 

§ 11. Qualifications of voter. 

\ 12. Who are eligible as delegates to con- 
ventions—Only one alternate allowed 
for each delegate— How vacancies 
may be filled. 



12 



PEIMARY ELECTIONS. 



',. Xi. Votmg shall be by ballot— Form of bal- i 
lot prescribed— Ballots marked "de- 
fective" or "objected to." 

! 

'^ 14. Time (if opening and closjng polls— [ 
Judges and Clerks not to absent j 
themselves— Places of absent Judges ; 
and Clerks, how filled— Certain pen- 
alties prescribed. 

J 1.5. Ballot box to be kept in view— Penalty. 

?:i6, Duty of Clerks— Form of Poll Book. 

i: 17. Judges shall receive, initial, number : 
and deposit ballot— Challengers shall ' 
assign reason— Oath— AlB davits to be 
noted in poll books by clerks, pre- 
served and returned— Blank affidavits 
shall be furnished— Oaths to be ad- , 
ministered by Election Judges only. ; 

; IS. Challengers; number and privileges, i 

; 19. Policemen admitted to polling places, j 

- 20. Judges may administer oaths, keep 
the peace and caiise arrests— Officers ; 
may make arrests on command of 
Judges the same as on warrants. 

» 21. Canvassing the votes— Duties of 
Judges and Clerks in separating and 
counting ballots and announcing re- 
sult. 

? 22. No adjournment or postponement al- 
lowed imtil canvass is completed— 
Challengers may remain till canvass 
is completed— Form of statement to 
be made- Shall be signed by Judges 
and Clerks— To whom returned. 

2c!. Judges shall issue certificates- Cast 
lots in case of tie. 

?l|24. Sundry acts declared felonies- Pen- 
alties. 

? 25. ' Sundry acts of Judges and Clerks de- 
clared felonies— Penalties. 

5 26. Other acts of Judges declared misde- 
meanors—Penalties. 

5 27. Other acts of Judges and Clerks de- 
clared felonies— Penalties. 

212S. Other acts of Judges, Clerks and of 
other persons declared felonies— Pen- 
alties. 

'- 29. Other acts of Judges, Clerks and other 
election officers declared felonies— 
' Penalties. 

i 30. The same. 

4 31. Sundry acts of persons, not election 
officers, declared felonies— Penalties. 



I 32. Certain things declared perjury— Pen- 
alty. 

I 33. Subornation of perjury— Penalty. 

'',. 34. Other acts declared felonies— Penalty. 

'i 35. Persons having been convicted of 
bribery, etc., shall not vote or offer to 
vote— Penalty. 

? 36. Disobeying command of Judge a mis- 
demeanor-Penalty. 

8 37. Other acts declared misdemeanors 
—Penalty. 

'i 38. The same. 

\ 39. Certain acts declared felonies— Pen- 
alty. 

I 40. Certain acts of Judges and Clerks de- 
clared misdemeanors. 

I 41. Other acts of Judges and Clerks de- 
clared misdemeanors. 

l 42. Spirituous liquors in polling places 
prohibited. 

I 43. Voting by unqualified person a felony 
—Penalty. 

§ 44. Waiting in line of voters; when a mis- 
demeanor—Penalty . 

\ 45. Certain acts of Judges declared fel- 
onies—Penalty. 

\ 46. 'Certain acts of Delegates and Alter- 
nates declared felonies— Penalty. 

l 47. Judges or Clerks neglecting or refus- 
ing to canvass votes and make re- 
turns guilty of felony— Penalty. 

l 48. Acts by persons not Judges declared 
misdemeanors— Penalty for misde- 
meanors not provided for elsewhere 
in tliis act. 

I 49. The word "Householder" defined. 

? 50. County Clerks and Election Commis- 
sioners—Duties in prosecutions and 
contests. 

§51. Irregularities concerning mode of call, 
etc.. no defense for violation of act- 
Sufficiency of indictment— Judicial 
notice of this act. 

'i 52. Repeal of Act of 1S89. 

''(. 53. How county, city, village or incorpo- 
rated town may bring itself under 
this act— Petition— Notice— Election 
—Ballot— In counties of 125,000 or more 
act is in effect without submission to 
vote. 

\ 54. Emergency. 



ELECTIONS. 1):! 



An Act providing for primary elections of delegates to nominating 
conventions of polit'ical parties or organized ions, and to promote 
ttie purity tliereofhji regulating tlie conduct tJiereof. and to sup- 
port the prioileges of free suffrage tliereat hy prohibiting certain 
acts and practices in relation thereto, and providing for the pun- 
ishment thereof. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy the People of the State of Illinois, 
)-epresented. in tlie General Assembly . That in every count}-, city, 
village, or incorporated town, respectively, in this State to which 
this act shall apply as hereinafter xorovided. the primary elections 
for delegates to constitute the various conventions of the different 
political parties or organizations of such county, city, village, or in- 
corporated town, or any part thereof, held for the nomination of 
candidates for public office in this State and any part thereof, and 
for the Congress of the U)\ited States, whose names are to be printed 
on the official election ballots printed and distributed at public ex- 
pense in such county, city, village, or incorporated town or any part 
thereof, shall hereafter be held under and pursuant to this act. A 
convention to nominate candidates for public office to be voted for 
by the electors of the entire State shall be known as a "'State con- 
vention;'" a convention to nominate candidates for public office to lie 
voted for by the electors of an entire county shall be known as a 
"county convention;" a convention to nominate candidates for public 
office to be voted for by the electors of an entire city, village or in- 
corporated town shall be known as a ''city convention;'" a convention 
to nominate candidates for public office to be voted for l)y the 
electors of an entire township shall be known as a •'town convention;" 
a convention to nominate candidates for pul)lic office to be voted for 
by the electors of an entire ward shall be known as a "ward con- 
vention;" all other nominating conventions in this State shall be 
known as "district conventions."' 

§ 2. Any political party or organization which at the last pre- 
ceding general election in this State polled at least ten (10) per 
cent, of the entire votes cast in such county, city, village or in- 
corporated town shall l^e entitled under this act to hold one pri- 
mary election on any day between November and April next fol- 
lowing and preceding any regular spring electio'n. and another 
primary election on any clay between April and November next 
following and preceding any regular November election. Certifi- 
cates of nomination and nomination laapers for the nomination of 
candidates for office to be within the time and in accordance with 
the provisions of section 7 of an act entitled "'An act to provide for 
the printing and distribution of ballots at public expense, and for 
the nomination of candidates for public office, to regulate the man- 
ner of holding elections and to enfore the secrecy of the ballot," 
approved June 22, 1891. and in force July 1, 1891. Within the time 
limited as aforesaid such political party or organization, through its 
central committee or managing committee, may determine the day 
for holding such primary election. But no two political parties shall 



14 ELECTIONS. 



hold their primary elections on the same day, and the first political 
party applying, as hereinafter set forth, shall have the preference in 
the choice of days as aforesaid. 

§ )J. For the purpose of primary elections, under this act, not 
less than two and not more than six contiguous regular election pre- 
cincts of the same ward or other political division in as compact a 
form as practicable shall he joined so as to form one priaiary election 
district, but in such manner that each j)rimary election district shall 
include at least three regular election judges and two regular election 
clerks, residing within such primary district and belonging to the 
' party establishing such primary district. In no event shall any 
primary district contain more than 1,000 voters, to be ascertained by 
the party vote of the party holding said primary election, cast at the 
last preceding general election: the term general election as used in 
this act shall apply to any election held for the choice of a national, 
state, judicial, district or county office, whether for the full term or 
for the filling of a vacancy. 

Provided. That where a regular election precinct consists of 
and is coextensive with a congressional township, then said con-, 
gressional township shall constitute one primary election district 
within the meaning of this act: And provided, furtJwr, That 
in such case, and in any case where there exists no board of 
election commissioners, and where the judges and clerks of 
election are appointed and chosen by a board of supervisors or 
board of county commissioners, then the judges and clerks who 
are to serve as judges and clerks of any primary election shall 
be members of the political party holding such primary election; 
and if there are no judges and clerks of election in and for such con- 
gressional township who belong. to or are members of the political 
party seeking to hold a primary election under the provision and 
within the meaning of this act, then the county central, or govern- 
ing committee, of such political party shall have and is hereby 
granted the power and right to name, appoint, notifj^, direct and 
qualify such members of its own party as are otherwise eligible 
under the provisions of this act to serve as judges and clerks of such or 
any primary election held under and within the meaning of this act. 
And in such event, the compensation per diem of such judges and 
clerks shall be the same as that of judges and clerks serving at any 
regular election, notwithstanding the provision for compensation 
found in section 10 of this act. 

In each such primary election district there shall be a primary poll- 
ing place, which shall be as near the center of population of such dis- 
trict as is practicable, and sucIj. primary polling place shall be in the 
most public, orderly and convenient part of such primary district, 
and no building shall be designated or used as such polling place in 
which spiritous or intoxicating liquor is sold, or which is within 100 
feet of any place where such liquor is sold, and any person who 
knowingly designates for such polling place a building where such 
liquor is sold shall, on conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of a 
misdemeanor under this act, and shall be punished accordingly. 



ELECTIONS. - 15 



The central committee or managing committee of any political party 
ororganization entitled to hold such primary elections under this 
act shall establish such primary election districts and such polling- 
places according to this act. In default of such central committee 
or managing committee designating such primary election districts 
and polling places, the same shall be done by the member or mem- 
bers of the board of election commissioners representing said party, 
or if no such board exists in the county, then by the judge of the 
county court. 

§ 4. For each primary election district such political party or 
organization, by its central committee or managing committee, shall 
designate from' the list of duly appointed and regular election judges 
and clerks three judges and two clerks, who are members of such 
party, to serve respectively as judges and clerks at such primary 
election: Provided, That such political party or organization shall 
always have the right to designate for such primary elections only 
such of the regularly listed judges and clerks as were originally 
recommended and named or endorsed for appointment as regular 
election judges and clerks by such political party or organization as 
aforesaid ; and in case there are not in office a sufficient number 
of listed regular judges and clerks so originally recommended and 
named or endorsed by such political party or organization to equip 
all primary polling places of such party, then such political party 
or organization may in due time, through its central committee or 
governing committee, select and name to the board or officer by the 
general election law authorized to appoint judges and "clerks a suffi- 
cient number of persons for appointment to serve as primary judges 
and clerks, who are qualified to serve as judges and clerks at a 
regular election, to equip all the p/rimary polling places of such' 
party. Such judges and clerks must reside within such primary 
election district for which they are appointed, but no two clerks, and 
except where only two regular election precincts form a primary 
election district, no two judges, shall serve at the same primary 
election who reside in the same regular election precinct. 

§ 5. No political party or organization shall be entitled under 
this act to hold a primary election unless at least fifteen (15) days 
before such primary election day such political part}^ or organization 
shall file with the Board of Election Commissioners within whose 
jurisdiction they are and in such portions of the county as lie beyond 
the jurisdiction of the said Board of Election Commissioners, also 
with the county clerk, and with the county clerk where there is no 
Board of Election Commissioners, a call or application in writing, 
which shall set forth : 

First — The name of such political party and the address of the 
headquarters of the central committee or managing committee of 
such political party. 

Second — The day on which such primary election is to be held. 



16 ELECTIONS. 



Third — The name, place and time of every convention for the 
nomination of candidates for the public office for which such pri- 
mary election is called. 

Fourth — The description of each of the various primary election 
districts, together with the names of three persons for judges of elec- 
tion and two persons for clerks of election for each such primary dis- 
trict, also the designation of a polling j)lace fqr each such primary 
district. 

Fifth — The number of delegates from each such primary district 
to each convention: Provided, That the number of delegates from 
each of the different primary districts be proportioned equally to the 
number of voters of such political party in each district as shown by 
the last preceding presidential election returns: And provided, That 
each primary election district shall be allowed to be represented by at 
least one delegate to each convention in which such i^rimary district 
is entitled to be represented. 

Sixth — The name of some newspaper recommended for the pub- 
lication of the notice of such primary election as hereinafter pro- 
vided. 

§ 6. Such call or application shall be signed by the chairman 
and attested by the secretary of the central comn ittee or managing- 
committee of such political party or organization, verified by oath 
that the facts therein stated are true, and that they are respectively 
the chairman and secretary of such committee. No persons and no 
political party or organization shall use the name of another political 
party or organization or any designation so similar to that of 
another political party or organization as to deceive voters. Upon 
the filing of such call or application according to the provisions of 
this act, any political party or organization which at the last pre- 
ceding general election in this State polled at least ten (10) per 
cent, of the entire vote cast in the whole county, city, village or in- 
corporated town represented by such political party or organization 
shall be allowed to hold a primary election under this act. 

§ 7. At least ten (10) days before the primary election day desig- 
nated as aforesaid by such political party it shall be the duty of the 
board of election commissioners, or the county clerk, or both, as the 
case may be, upon the application of any political party entitled thereto 
as aforesaid through its central committee or managing committee 
as aforesaid, to give notice of such primary election. Such notice 
shall contain the name of the political party or organization for which 
such primary election is to be held, the address of the headquarters 
of the central committee or managing committee of such party, the 
name, place and time of each convention according to the call afore- 
said to be held by such party for the nomination of candidates for 
public office; the date upon which such primary election is to be 
held, the description of each of the various primary election districts, 
the location of the polling jjlace for each such district, the names of 
the three judges and the two clerks appointed to serve at each pri- 
mary election district, the number of delegates to be eleci ed from each 



ELECTIONS. 17 



primary district to each convention. Such notice shall be published 
in some news£)ai3er of general circulation recommended by the ex- 
ecutive committee of the jDolitical party or organization for which 
such primary election is to be held. But no failure or error in such 
publication or in the application aforesaid shall invalidate any pri- 
mary election actually held, and any primary election held pursuant 
to any notice substantially like the above notice shall be deemed to 
be held under this act, and all justices of the j^eace and all judges of 
courts of record in the territory for which such primary election is 
called shall take judicial notice of the holding of such primary elec- 
tion under this act. 

§ 8. All the laws of this State respecting the general elections in 
this State, now or hereafter in force in any election precinct or dis- 
trict in such county, city, village or incorporated town, except as the 
same are modified by the provisions of this act. and so far as the 
same are applicable to the primary elections provided for in this act, 
are hereby declared to l)e in force in each primary election district 
resi^ecting the primary elections provided for in tins act. The ex- 
pense of conducting such primary elections in such county, city, 
village or incorporated town shall be paid by such county, city, vil- 
lage or incorporated town, respectively, to which this act shall apply, 
as hereinafter provided, including the salaries of judges and clerks, 
the cost of ballot boxes, registry books, poll books, return sheets, 
stationery, supplies, polling places and such other expen.-es. except 
the printing of ballots, as are necessary and incidental to carrying 
out the provisions of this act. The board of election commissioners, 
where such board has jurisdiction, otherwise the clerk of the count}^. 
shall audit all the claims of such judges and clerks of such primary 
election, and such board or such clerk, as the case may be, shall 
audit all other claims incidental to expenditures allowed by this act, 
and all expenses incurred by such board, or by any other officer 
authorized by this act to provide for such primary election, shall be 
paid as aforesaid upon the warrant of such board of election com- 
missioners, or of such officer. 

Polling places in the respective primary election districts shall be 
appointed, provided, established, furnished, warmed, lighted, main- 
tained, conducted and supervised; 

And all necessary ballot boxes, registry books, return sheets, blanks, 
poll books, stationery and supplies shall be provided, furnished, de- 
livered and used: 

And notice of such primary election shall be given, posted and 
published; 

And all judges and clerks shall be paid, appointed upon the recom- 
mendation of the central committee or managing committee, as afore- 
said, qualified, notified, directed, instructed, sworn, and vacancies in 
their number supplied; 

And such primary elections in each election district shall be con- 
ducted, supervised, regulated and controlled; 

—2 



18 ELECTIONS. 



And after being used at any primary election, all registry books, 
poll books, ballots, statements, returns, ballot boxes, ballot box keys 
and other election paraphernalia shall be preserved, kept, stored, ac- 
counted for and returned; 

And the polling places and the polls of such general primary elec- 
tion shall be opened and closed respectively in the same manner and 
by the same persons or officers or boards of judges and clerks, as 
are provided by the law in force in anj- election precinct or district in 
such county, city, village or incorporated town, respecting the gen- 
eral elections, except as such general election laws are modified by 
this act, and except as to the time of aiopointing the respective poll- 
ing places in the various election precincts or districts, which time 
shall be at least ten (10) days before each such primary election da3\ 

Provided, That in cities, villages and incorporated towns where 
there is a lioard of election commissioners all expense incurred by 
said board of election commissioners shall be paid by such city. 
Such expenses are to be audited by the county judge and shall be 
paid by the city treasurer upon the warrant of such county judge 
out of any money in the city treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
It shall be the daty of the governing authority of such city to make 
provision for the prompt jjayment of such expenses. At all jjrimary 
elections for city officers, though other than city officers may be 
nominated at the same time, and at all primary elections in a part 
of such city, such city shall pay such judges and clerks for their 
services under this act. At all general county and State primary 
elections, though other than State and county officers are to be 
nominated, and at all primary elections v,diere other than judicial 
officers are to be nominated, such county shall pay such judges and 
clerk? for their services under this act. Said board of election com- 
missioners shall audit all the claims of judges and clerks and shall 
draw a warrant t^ierefor upon such cit}^ or county treasury, as the 
case may be. 

'§9. The judges and clerks appointed for such primary election, 
according to this act, shall, by the same election officers or boards 
authorized by such general election law to appoint such judges and 
clerks, be directed and notified to ajjpear within a certain time before 
such officers or boards for the purpose of being sworn, instructed 
and directed for service at the primary election next ensuing, and it 
shall be the duty of such judges and clerks, unless excused by such 
officers or boards, by reason of ill health or other legal and sufficient 
cause, to serve as judges and clerks respectively at their respective 
polling places at the primary election for which they are designated 
or appointed according to this act; and willful neglect and failure so 
to serve shall be a misdemeanor under this act. The judges and clerks 
to fill vacancies as aforesaid, provided in this section, shall be ap- 
pointed for such primary elections at least ten ( 10) days prior to 
such primary election day. Judges and clerks shall not be removed 
from office within five (5 ) days of such primary election, except for 
flagrant misbehavior, incapacity or dishonesty; and the reasons 
therefor shall be preserved of record. It shall be the duty of the 



ELECTIONS. 19 



board of election commissioners, or the county clerk, or both, as the 
case may be, ten (10) clays before any such primary election, to 
notify the judges and clerks to attend at their respective polling 
places at such primary election, and to instruct them as to their 
duties by means of a printed pamphlet issued at the expense of such 
county, city, village or incorporated town. In cities, villages and in- 
corporated towns in any county to which this act shall apply that 
have adopted or may hereafter adopt the act regulating the holding 
of elections and declaring the results thereof in cities, villages and 
incorporated towns in this State, in force July 1, 1885, the judges 
and clerks acting at any primary election under this act shall be 
officers of the county court and shall be liable for contempt for any 
misbehavior in the same manner and with the like consequences and 
punishment as are provided for in the act last aforesaid respecting 
general elections. 

§ 10. The judges and clerks of such primar}' election shall be 
allowed the sum of five dollars ($5.00) each per day for their services 
in attending such primary election. 

§ 11. Every legal voter entitled to vote at the last preceding gen- 
eral election, whose name is on the general registry book of any 
election precinct within the jDrimary district in which he offers "to 
vote, and who, at the time he offers such vote, is a resident of the 
primary district in which he offers to vote, shall be entitled to vote 
at such primary election, provided he is a member of the political 
party or organization holding such primary election, and provided 
he has not voted at the primary election of any other political 
party or organization within one year last preceding. Otherwise, 
no person shall vote or be qualified to vote, and the vote of no person 
at such primary election shall be received or counted by any of said 
judges. In any prosecution for the violation of the jsrovisions of 
this act, wherein the fact as to the political party or organization to 
which the defendant belongs is material, such membership may be 
proved by evidence of general reputation in the neighborhood where 
said defendant resided at the time of committing the alleged offense. 

§ 12. None but legally qualified voters residing in the primary 
district to be represented shall be eligible as delegates to any con- 
vention of such part3^ Judges and clerks acting as such at any 
primary election shall be ineligible as delegates to any such conven- 
tion. Not more than one person shall be elected as an alternate 
delegate for each delegate to any such convention, and no person 
shall act as a delegate to any such convention except wdien elected a 
delegate or an alternate delegate according to this act: Provided, 
That if no delegate or alternate from a given district appears at such 
■convention, the vacancy may be filled by the delegate or delegates 
present from that ward or township. 

§ 13. At such primary election the manner of voting shall be by 
ballot. The ballots shall be of uniform size, and shall be not less 
than eight (8) inches in length and four (4) inches in width. The 
Lallots shall be printed or written, or partly j)rinted or partly written, 
upon plain white paper. The name of each delegate and alternate 



20 ELECTIONS. 



delegate for whom the voter intends to vote shall appear on the same 
ballot on the same side thereof in plain letters, together with the 
name of the convention or such conventions to which such delegates 
are to be elected. Immediately preceding the list of delegates to 
any convention may appear the name of the candidate for whom 
such delegates are expected to vote in such convention. Unless 
ballots substantially comply with this act in size and color the same 
shall be void for all purposes, and shall not be received or deposited 
or counted by any judge at any such primary election; and all bal- 
lots not in accordance with the provisions of this act, but which by any 
mistake may have been deposited in the ballot box, shall be void and 
shall be marked "defective" on the back thereof, but no ballot shall 
be defective because the voter depositing the same has named upon 
it a less number of delegates than such voter was entitled to vote for. 
If the voter marks more names than there are delegates to be elected 
to a certain convention, or if for any reason it is impossible for the 
judges to determine the voter's choice, such ballot shall not be 
counted. Ballots not counted shall be marked "defective"' on the 
back thereof, and ballots to which objection has been made by either 
of the judges or challengers shall be marked "objected to" on the 
back thereof, and a memorandvim, signed by the judges, stating how 
it was counted shall be written upon the back of each ballot so 
marked, and all ballots marked defective or objected to shall be en- 
closed in an envelope seciirely sealed and so marked and endorsed as 
to clearly indicate its contents. 

§ 1-i. The polls of such j)rimary election shall be opened at one 
o'clock in the afternoon, aj^id continue open until seven o'clock in 
tlie afternoon of the same day, at which time the i3olls shall be 
closed, and if any judge or clerk shall be behindtime for fifteen (15) 
minutes after the time for opening such polls he shall be guilty of 
a misdemeanor under this act and punished accordingly. No judge 
or clerk shall absent himself to exceed five minutes at any time 
until the ballots are all cast and counted and returns made; and 
when absent for any cause during such time said judge or clerk shall 
authorize some one of the same political party with himself to act 
for him until his return. If any judge or clerk shall not be present 
after the expiration of fifteen (L5) minutes from the time to open the 
polls, the judge or judges present shall fill the place of such ab- 
sent judge or clerk, and one of the judges shall administer to such 
substitute the oath as required of the judges or clerks when originally 
appointed, and blank forms shall be provided for such lourpose, 
which oath shall be preserved and returned, and such appointee shall 
be subject to the same punishment and penalties as any other judge 
or clerk. Whenever such regular judge or clerk shall be present 
such substitute shall cease to act. If all judges or clerks fail to ap- 
pear at the proper time at the polling place, then bystanding votere 
of such election district to the number of five or more of , the same 
political i^arty affiliations as such absent judges or clerks may elect 
judges or clerks of the same political joarty affiliation as the absent 
judges or clerks to fill such vacancies. Such judges and clerks 



ELECTIONS. ' 21 



elected as last aforesaid shall have full power to conduct such pri- 
marj^ election in accordance with this act. Any judge or clerk who 
shall wilfully absent himself from the polls on such primary election 
day, without good cause, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor under 
this act; and if any judge or clerk shall wilfullj'- detain any registry 
book or poll book, or other election paraphernalia, and not cause it 
to be produced at the polling place at the opening of the polls, or 
for fifteen minutes thereafter, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, 
and on conviction shall be imprisoned not less than three months 
nor more than one year in the countj^ jail, or be fined not less than 
one hundred (100) dollars nor more than one thousand (1,000) dol- 
lars, in the discretion of the court. 

§ 15. Before voting begins the ballot box shall be empty; and it 
shall be opened and shown to those present to be empty; and it shall 
not be removed from the public view from the time wdien it is shown 
to be empty until after the close of the polls. It shall be locked and 
the key delivered to one of the judges, and it shall not be again 
opened until the close of the polls. The juclges of election shall each 
be held guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be 
fined one thousand (1,000) dollars each, if such ballot box shall not 
be kept constantly in public view during the progress of the election, 
unless it shall be shown by an}' judge that he protested against any 
obstruction of the view of the ballot box and was overruled by the 
majority of the judges. 

§ 16. Each of the clerks of election, in the poll books kept b}^ him, 
shall enter in the proper column the name of each person whose vote 
is duly received for deposit in the ballot box; and in the column un- 
der the heading "Number" he shall note the succesive number of 
each successive voter; and in the column headed "Residence" he 
shall note the residence of each such voter. For such primary elec- 
tion special poll books shall be provided by the same persons, officers 
■or boards, respectively, who by the regular election law in force in any 
precinct in such county, cit}^, village or incorporated town are charged 
to provide poll books for use at regular elections. Each page of such 
:special book shall be substantially in the following form : 



REPUBLICAN 



POLL BOOK 



Of a primary election held in the primary 

district of the ward, of the city of 

town of , county of , on the 

day of A. D. 18.... 

This is to certify that the within list is a co.^rect list of Republican 

voters at a primary election held on the day of , 

A. D., 18 . . . . , in the primary district of 

ward, in the city of , town of , county 

of ., and State of Illiiiois. 



22 ELECTIONS. 



And that on said primary election day, , 18 .... , 

the undersigned judges and clerks served, and are entitled to pay 
therefor. 



- Judges of Election. 

Dated ,18 

- Clerks of Election. 



Xo. of Votes. Name of Voters. 



Eesidence. 



1 


i 


2. .. . . . 


I I 


3 




4 




5 




6 






1 



Such poll books shall otherwise be of the form, and shall contain 
the same certifications, as nearl}^ as may be, as tlie poll books used in 
the regular elections, and such poll books shall be signed and attested 
in the same manner as poll books for the purpose of regular elec- 
tions. 

§ 17. One of the judges of such election shall receive the ballot 
from the voter and shall' announce the residence and name of such 
voter in a loud voice ; such ballot shall be folded by the voter in such 
manner that the contents thereof can not be seen without unfolding 
such ballot. If the judges of election, after consulting the registry 
books, are satisfied that the person offering to vote is a legal voter, 
whose name is registered on the regular election registry books, and 
a member of the political party holding such primary election, and if 
no challenge is interposed, the judge receiving such ballot shall again 
announce to the clerks of election the residence and name of the per- 
son offering such ballot, and upon ascertaining the proper successive 
number for each such ballot, such judge shall mark, with pencil or 
ink, the initials of .his own name, the proper number on the back of 
such ballot, as it is folded, and thereupon such judge, after holding 
up and showing the ballot to be so marked, shall immediately, in the 
presence of the voter offering such ballot, and keeping the same in 
the plain view of the judges and clerks of election and of such voters 
and challengers as may be present, deposit into the slot of the ballot 
box the ballot thus received and marked, and no other: and thereupon 
the clerks of election shall enter upon the poll books in the proper 
column tlie name and proper successive number of such voter and his 
resid-ence. The judges and clerks, and each of them, shall see to it 
that each ballot is endorsed as aforesaid, and that the number en- 



ELECTIONS. 23 



dorsecl on the back of each ballot deposited in the ballot box corres- 
ponds with the proxDer number of the. voter on the poll book. If 
such ]person so registered shall be challenged as disqualified, the per- 
son challenging shall assign his reason therefor, and thereupon one 
of said judges shall administer to the xoerson offering to vote an oath 
to answer all questions truthfully; and if he shall take such oath he 
shall then be questioned by said judge or judges touching such cause 
of challenge, and touching anj^ other cause of disqualification; and 
he may also be questioned bv the jjerson challenging him in regard 
to his qualifications and identity: but if a majority of the judges are 
of the o]3inioii that he is the person so registered and a voter qualified 
to vote at such party i^rimary election, his vote shall then be received 
and deposited. But if .the vote of a person apparently registered be 
rejected by such judges, such person vaQ.y afterwards produce and de- 
liver an affidavit to such judges, subscribed and sworn to by him be- 
fore one of said judges, in which it shall be stated how long he has 
resided in any precinct within such primary district and in the county 
and State; that he is a male citizen of the United States, and is a 
member of the j)olitieal party holding such election and is a duly 
qualified voter at such primary election in such district, and that he 
is the identical person so registered. But the affidavit aforesaid shall 
be supported by an affidavit by at least two registered voters who are 
householders residing in such primary district, stating their own resi- 
dence and that they know such person to be a member of the politi- 
cal party holding such primary election and that such person does 
reside at the place mentioned, and has resided in such primary dis- 
trict and in such election precinct, county and State for the length of 
time as stated by such person, which affidavit shall also be subscribed 
and sworn to as the affidavit last aforesaid; whereupon the vote of 
such person shall be received and entered as other votes. But the 
clerks having charge of such poll books shall state in their respective 
poll books the facts in such case, and the affidavits so delivered to 
said judges shall be preserved and returned to the officers entitled to 
receive them Blank affidavits of the character aforesaid shall be 
sent out to judges of all the districts, and the judges of election shall 
furnish the same on demand and administer the oath without criti- 
cism. Such oaths, if administered by any other officer than a judge 
of election, shall not be received. 

§ 18. The judges of election shall permit each different ticket of 
delegates to be represented by a challenger, chosen by the majority 
of those named for delegates on any particular ticket. Said chal- 
lengers shall be protected in the discharge of their duty by the judges 
of election and the police. Said challengers shall Ije permitted to 
remain within the polling place in such a position as will enable 
them to see each persou as he offers his vote; and said challengers 
may remain within the polling place throughout the canvass of the 
vote and until the returns are signed. 

i; 19. The judges of election shall admit one or more policemen 
to be present in said polling place at the time of such canvass. None 
but the officers of such primary election, challengers and peace officers 
shall occupy such polling place except for the x^urpose of voting. 



24 ELECTIONS. 



§ 20, The judges of election shall have the power to administer 
and certify oaths required during the progress of any primary elec- 
tion held under this act, and they shall have authority to keep the 
peace, and to cause any person to be arrested for any breach of the 
peace, or for any^breach of election laws, or any interference with the 
progress of such election or of the canvass of the ballots, and it shall 
be the 'duty of all officers of the law present to obey the orders of such 
judges of election, and an officer making an arrest by the order of 
judges for any violation of the provisions of this act shall be pro- 
tected in making such arrest the same as if a warrant had been issued 
to him to make such arrest. 

§ 21. Immediately upon the closing of the polls the judges and 
clerks shall x^roceed to canvass the votes polled. If two or more 
ballots are found folded together and within each other so as to ap- 
pear to have been cast by the same person as one ballot, and the 
inner ballot or ballots are without the proper successive number and 
initial mark as provided in this act, then all such ballots so folded 
together, including the outer one, whether such outer one is properly 
marked on the back thereof as provided in this act or not, shall as 
nearly as may be in tlie same condition as found, be marked "stuffed,'" 
and such ballots shallbe void and shall not be counted, and the same 
shall be placed in an envelope marked "stuffed ballots," which en- 
velope shall be sealed and preserved, together with the other ballots. 
If the ballots remaining shall be found to exceed the number of 
names entered on the poll lists such judges and clerks shall reject the 
ballots, if any be found upon which the proper number and initial 
marks do not appear. If the number of ballots still exceeds the 
number of names entered on such poll list, the ballots remaining 
shall be replaced in the ballot box and the box closed and well shaken, 
and again oxDened and one of the judges shall publicly draw out and 
destroy so many ballots unopened as shall be equal to such excess. 
Such judges and clerks shall then proceed to count, declare and 
record the votes in the following manner: The judges shall open all 
the ballots and place in separate piles those which contain the same 
names throughout. Each of the judges shall examine such separate 
piles and exclude from such piles any ballots which do not contain 
all the same names for all the same conventions. One of said judges 
shall then take one pile of the kind of ballots which contain the 
same names and count them carefully, examining each name ancj 
convention on each of such ballots. Such judge shall then pass the 
ballots aforesaid to the judge sitting next to him, who shall count 
them in the same manner, and he shall then pass them to the 
third judge, who shall also count them in the same manner. The 
third judge shall then call the names of the persons named in such 
ballots and the conventions for which they are designated, and the 
poll clerks shall note the number of votes for each of such persons 
on any memorandum paper. When such judges have counted through 
such first pile of ballots containing the same names, and when the 
poll clerks shall have noted the votes for each of the delegates named 
in such ballots, they shall then take up the next pile of ballots con- 
taining the same names and shall count them in the same manner as 



ELECTIONS. 25 



last aforesaid. When the counting of each pile of ballots which con- 
tain the same names shall be completed the poll clerks shall compare 
their tallies, together and ascertain the total number of ballots of that 
kind so canvassed; and when they agree upon the number one of 
them shall announce it in a loud voice to the judges. The judges 
shall then canvass the other kind of ballots which, in names or con- 
ventions, do not correspond with one another. They shall be can- 
vassed separately by one of the judges sitting between two other 
judges, which one judge shall read to the clerks from each such 
ballot each name and the convention for which such name is desig- 
nated, and the other judges looking at the ballot at the same time, 
and the poll clerks making note of the same. When all these ballots 
have been canvassed in this manner the clerks shall compare their 
notes together and ascertain the total number of votes received by 
each person, and when they agree upon the number one of them 
shall announce in a loud voice to the judges the number of votes re- 
ceived by each person. 

^ 22. Such canvass shall not be adjourned or postponed until the 
several statements hereinafter required to be made by the judges and 
clerks have been made and signed by them. The challengers shall 
be permitted to remain so near that they can see the judges and 
clerks are faithfully performing their duties. Upon the completion 
of such canvass the judges of election shall declare the result thereof , 
and such declaration shall be prima facie evidence of the result. The 
judges of election shall make three statements of all the votes cast 
at such primary election. Such statement shall be substantially in 
the following form: 



REPUBLICAN. 

Statement of Votes. 



STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) ^^ 
County of \ ^' 

At a primary election held on the day of A. D. 18 . , 

between the hours of one o'clock P. M. and 7 o'clock P. M. at 

in the Primary District of the ward, 

of the town of of the city of county 

and State of Illinois, the following named per- 
sons received the number of votes annexed to their respective names 
for the following described conventions, to-wit: 



.received votes for city convention. 

, received votes for city convention. 

.received votes for city convention. 



26 ELECTIONS. 



received votes for town convention. 

, received votes for town convention. 

, received votes for town convention. 



, received votes for ward convention. 

, received votes for ward convention. 

.received votes forward convention. 



This is to certify that tiie forep;oing statement, showing the total 
number of votes for each of the above mentioned persons for the con- 
ventions annexed to their respective names, is correct in every respect. 

Given under our hands this dav of 

A. D. ly 



■ Judges of Election. 

\ 

(Witnessed by) 



'- Clerks of Election. 



Such statements shall show the whole number of votes given for 
each person, and the convention for which he is designated, and such 
judges shall certify that such statements are correct in every respect, 
and the clerks of election shall witness the same. Each such state- 
ment and each sheet of paper forming a part of such statement shall 
be subscril)ed by the judges and election clerks. If any judge or 
clerk shall decline to sign such statements, he shall state his reasons 
therefor in writing, and a copy thereof, signed by himself, shall be 
enclosed with each statement. One statement as aforesaid of the 
votes cast shall, after being made out as aforesaid, be attached to the 
poll book, another statement as last aforesaid shall l)e enclosed in an 
envelope, properly endorsed and marked by such, judges, and the 
same shall, b}^ one of such judges, be addressed and carried to the 
office of the chairman of the central committee or managing com- 
mitte of such political party, and the receipt of such chairman shall 
be taken therefor. Another statement shall be enclosed in an 
envelope, which shall then be securely sealed, and each of the judges 
shall write his name across every fold at which the enveloi^e, if un- 
fastened, could be opened. On the outside of such envelope shall 
appear substantially the following words: "Statement of all Repub- 
lican votes cast at the Primary District of the 

ward of the town of county 

of on the day of . IS .... " 

The envelope last aforesaid shall be addressed to the board of elec- 
tion commissioners, or if there be no such board in the county, or 
jurisdiction, then to the county clerk of the countj'. and one of the 
judges shall carry the same to such board of election commissioners, 
or to such county clerk, as the case may be, and take a receipt for 
the same. 



ELECTIONS. 27 



§ 23. The judges of election of each primary district shall issue 
a certificate of election to each person who has received a plurality 
of all the votes cast for delegates or alternate delegates to any par- 
ticular convention, from such jjrimary district, and they shall deliver 
the same to the persons entitled thereto. In case two or more persons 
each receive the same and the highest number of votes cast for dele- 
gates or alternate delegates to the convention,, then a particular 
judge of election shall then and there decide by lot which person or 
persons shall be entitled to such certificates, and they shall issue to 
each such person so chosen such certificate, and make a note of such 
fact upon the statements provided for in this act. 

§ 24. If, at any such election, any person shall falsel}^ personate 
any elector legally qualified to vote at such primary election, and 
vote or attempt or otter to vote in or upon the name of such elector 
or other person, living or dead; 

Or shall knowingly, wilfully or fraudulently vote more than once 
for any candidate: 

Or vote more than once, or vote in more than one election precinct 
or district; 

Or having once voted, shall vote or attempt or oft'er to vote again; 

Or shall by force, threat, menace, intimidation, bribery or reward 
or oft'er or promise thereof, or otherwise unlawfully, either directly 
or indirectly, influence or attempt to influence any elector in giving 
his vote; 

Or unlawfully prevent or hinder, or unlawfully attempt to prevent 
or hinder, any qualified voter from freely exercising the right of 
sutt'rage : 

Or shall, by any such unlawful means compel or induce, or attempt 
to compel or induce, any judge of election or other officer to receive 
the vote of any ]3erson not legally qualified or entitled to vote at the 
said election ; 

Or shall knowingly, wilfully or fraudulently interfere with, delay 
or hinder, in any manner, any judge of election, clerk or other officer 
of election, in the discharge of his duties; 

Or by any such means, or other unlawful means, wilf ull}', knowingly 
or fraudulently counsel, advise, induce or attempi to induce, any 
judge of election, clerk, or other officer of election whose duty it is to 
ascertain, x>roclaim, announce or declare the result of any such elec- 
tion, or give or make any false certificate, document, report, return, 
or other false evidence in relation thereto, or to refuse to comply 
with his duty, as specifically provided for in this act, or to refuse to 
receive the vote of any person entitled to vote therein; 

Or shall aid. counsel, advise, procure or assist any legally qualified 
voter, person or judge of election, or other officer of election, to do 
any act by law forbidden or in this act constituted an oft'ense; 

Every such person shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged 
guilty of a felony, and shall be punished for each and every such 
offense by imprisonment in the penitentiary for not less than one 
nor more than five years. 



28 ELECTIONS. 



§ 25. If any election clerk, or any judge of election performing 
the duties of clerk, or other person performing such duties, shall 
wilfully keep a false poll list; 

Or shall knowingly insert in his list any false statement, or any 
name or statement, or any check, alternation [alteration] or mark, 
except as in this act provided, he shall, upon conviction thereof, be 
adjudged guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imx^risonment 
in the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than five years. 

§ 26. Any judge of election who shall wilfully exclude any vote 
duly tendered, knowing that the person offering the same is lawfully 
entitled to vote at such election, or shall wilfully receive a vote from 
any person who has been duly challenged in relation to his right to 
vote at such election without exacting from such person such oath or 
other proof of qualifications as may be required by law, he shall, upon 
conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall 
be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one 
nor more than two years. 

§ 27. Every judge of election, clerk or other officer authorized to 
take part in or perform any duty in relbtion to any canvass or 
official statement of the votes cast at such election in any district 
who shall wilfully make any false canvass of such votes, or shall make, 
sign, publish or deliver any false return of such election or an}^ false 
certificates or statement of the result of such election, knowing the 
same to be false, or who shall wilfully deface, destroy or conceal any 
statement, tally or certificate entrusted to his care or custody, shall, 
on conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and shall be 
punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary for not less than one 
nor more than five years. 

§ 28. If any person, other than a judge of election, shall at any 
such election knowingly and wilfully put, or cause to be put, any 
ballot or ballots, or other paper having the semblance thereof, into 
any box used at such election for the reception of votes; 

Or if any judge of election shall knowingly and wilfully cause or 
permit any ballot or ballots to be in said box at the opening of the 
polls and before the voting shall have commenced, or shall knowingly, 
wilfully or fraudulently put any ballot, or other paper having the 
semblance thereof, into any such box at any such election, unless the 
same shall be offered by an elector whose name shall have been found 
upon the registry, or who shall be entitled to vote under this act, or 
knowingly put or permit to be put into the ballot box any ballot ex- 
cept the single ballot of each qualified voter; 

Or if any such judge of election or other officer or person shall 
fraudulently, during the canvass of ballots, in any manner change, 
substitute or altej any ballot taken from the ballot box then being 
canvassed, or from any ballot box which has not been canvassed; 

Or shall remove any ballot or semblance thereof from, or add any 
ballot or semblance thereof to the ballots taken from, the ballot box 
then being canvassed, or from any ballot box which has not been 
canvassed;. 



ELECTIONS. 2^ 



Every such person shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged 
guilty of felony, and shall be punished b}' imprisonment in the pen- 
itentiary for not less than one nor more than live years. 

§ 29. If any judge of election, clerk or other officer of election 
of whom any duty is required in this act or by the general election 
laws of this State, so far as the same are consistent with the pro- 
visions of this act, shall be guilty of any willful neglect of such 
duty, or of any corrupt or fraudulent conduct or practice in th& 
execution of the same, he shall, upon conviction thereof, be ad- 
judged guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imj)risonment in 
the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than five years. 

§ 80. Every judge of election, clerk or other officer or person 
having the custody of any record, registry of voters, or copy thereof, 
oath, return or statement of votes, certificate, poll list or of any 
paper, document or vote of any description in this act directed to be 
made, filed or preserved, who is guilty of stealing, wilfully destroy- 
ing, mutilating, defacing, falsifying or fraudulently removing or 
secreting the whole or any part thereof: 

Or who shall fraudulently make any entry, erasure or alteration 
therein, except as allowed and directed by the provisions of this act, 
or who permits any other person so to do. shall, upon conviction 
thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and shall be punished for 
each and every such offense b}' imprisonment in the penitentiary for 
not less than one nor more than five years. 

§ 31. Every person not an officer, such as is mentioned in the 
last preceding section, who is guilty of any of the acts specified in 
said last section, or who advises, procures or abets the commission of 
the same or any of them, shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged 
guilty of a felony, and for each and every offense shall be punished 
by imprisonment in the penitentiary for not less than one nor more 
than five years. 

§ 32. Any person who shall be convicted of wilfully and corruptly 
swearing or affirming in taking any oath or affirmation jjrescribed 
by, or upon any examination provided for, in this act, shall be ad- 
judged guilty of a willful and corrupt perjury, and shall be punished 
according to the laws of the State. 

§ 33. Every person who shall wilfully and corruptl}- instigate, 
advise, induce or procure any person to swear or affirm falsely, as 
aforesaid, or attempt, or offer so to do, shall be adjudged as guilty of 
subornation of perjary, and shall, upon conviction thereof, suffer 
the punishment directed by law in cases of willful and corrupt 
perjury. 

§ 34. If any person shall fraudulently change or alter the ballot 
of any elector or substitute one ballot for another; 

Or fraudulenth" furnish any elector with a ballot containing more 
than the proper number of names; 



30 ELECTIONS. 



Or shall intentionally practice any fraud upon any elector to in- 
duce him to deposit a ballot as his vote and to have the same thrown 
out and not counted, or to have the same counted for a person or 
candidate other than the person or candidate for whom such elector 
intended to vote; 

Or otherwise defraud him of his vote, every such person shall, 
upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and shall, if 
a judge of election, clerk or other officer of election, be punished 
with imprisonment in the penitentiary for not less than one nor 
more than five years. And if not such judge, clerk or other officer 
of election, shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary 
for not less than one nor more than five years. 

§ 35. If an}^ person who shall have been convicted of bribery, 
felony or other infamous crime under the laws of any state, and who 
iias never received a pardon for such offense from the officer or board 
entitled to grant such pardon, shall thereafter vote, or off'er to vote, 
at any primary election in such city, village or incorporated town, 
he shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony and, 
for each and every such offense shall be punished by imprisonment 
in the penitentiary for not less than one nor more than five years. 

§ 36. If any person shall wilfully disobey any lawful command 
of any judge of election, given in the execution of his or their duty 
as such, at any such .primary election, he shall, upon conviction, 
thereof, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor under this act. 

§ 37. If, on any day of primar}' election, or during the canvass of 
the votes cast thereat, any person shall cause any breach of the 
peace, or be guilty of any disorderly violence, or threats of violence, 
whereby any such election or canvass shall be impeded or hindered; 

Or wdiereby the lawful proceedings of anj^ j^^dge of election or 
clerk, or other officer of such election, or challenger or person desig- 
nated to be present at the canvass of any ballots as hereinbefore 
provided, are interfered with, every such person shall, upon convic- 
tion thereof, be guilty of a misdemeanor under this act. 

§ 38. If any person kno>yingly or wilfully shall obstruct, hinder 
or assault, or by briber}^ solicitation or otherwise, interfere with any 
judge of election, clerk, challenger or person designated, as provided 
in this act to be present at the canvass of any ballots, in the per- 
formance of any duty required of him, or wdiich he may be by law 
authorized or permitted to jperform; 

Or if any person, by any of the means before mentioned or other- 
wise unlawfully shall, on the day of election, hinder or prevent any 
judge of primary election, clerk, challenger, or person designated, as 
j>rovided in this act to be present at the canvass of ballots, in his 
free attendance and presence at the place of election in the primary 
election district, in and for which he is appointed or designated to 
serve ; 

Or in his full and free access and egress to and from any such 
place of election; 



ELECTIONS. 31 



Or to and from any room where such primarj^ election, or canvass 
of votes, or making of anj' returns or certificates thereof, may be 
liad; 

Or shall molest, interfere with, remove or eject from any such 
place of election, or of canvassing ballots cast thereat, or of making 
returns or certificates thereof, any such judge of election, clerk, 
challenger, or person permitted by this act to be present at any poll- 
ing place, except as otherwise provided in this act, or shall unlaw- 
fully threaten or attempt to offer so to do; 

Every such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor under this act. 

§ 39. If any person shall conceal or wilfully break or destroy any 
ballot box, used or intended to be used, at such election; 

Or shall wilfully or fraudulently conceal, secrete or remove any 
such box or poll list used at such election; 

Or any report, return, certificate or other evidence in this act re- 
quired, he shall, on conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a 
felony, and shall, for each and every such offense, be punished by 
imprisonment in a State penitentiar}' for not less than one nor more 
than five years. 

§ 40. If at any election any judge of election or clerk shall, 
knowingly or wilfully, receive any vote or proceed with the canvass 
of l)allots, or shall consent thereto, unless a majority of all the judges 
of election are present and concur: 

He shall be guilty of a misdemeanor under this act. 

§ 41. If any judge of primary election shall, without urgent ne- 
cessity, absent himself from the place of the polls in said primary 
district upon any day of election, whereby less than a majority of 
all the judges in such election district shall be present during such 
hours of election or canvass of ballots: 

He shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a misde- 
meanor under this act. 

?j 42. Whoever, during the hours of election or during the hours 
of the canvass of votes, or of making return thereof, shall bring 
take, order or send into, or shall attempt to bring, take, or send into, 
any place of election any distilled or spirituous liquors whatever; or 
shall, at any such time and place, drink or partake of such liquor, 
shall be deemed and held to be guilty of a misdemeanor under this 
act. 

§ 43. Any person who votes with a certain party at such primary 
election when he knows he is not qualified so to vote under the pro- 
visions of this act shall, on conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of 
a felony and be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary for 
not less than two nor more than five years. 

§ 44. If any person, knowing that he is not qualified to vote at 
such primary election, takes a place in any line of voters waiting to 
vote at such election, or, after having voted at such election, or after 
having voted at such election, takes a place in such waiting line, he 



32 ELECTIONS. 



shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor 
under this act, and shall be punished as provided for misdemeanors 
under this act. 

§ 45. If any judge shall wilfully, and without lawful excuse, re- 
fuse to make out, sign and deliver to the person entitled thereto any 
certificate of election as delegate or alternate delegate provided for 
in this act, or shall knowingly make out, sign and issue such certifi- 
cate of election to any person not entitled thereto, or shall issue 
such certificate of election to any person at any time in advance of 
the official count of the votes at such polling place, or shall sub- 
scribe to any false statement or writing required under the provis- 
ions of this act, or which is incidental and material to any such 
provisions, he shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty of 
a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary 
for not less than one nor more than five years. 

§ 46. Any person who shall seek and obtain for himself or an- 
other such false certificate of election as delegate or alternate delegate 
to any convention, knowing that he or such other person is not en- 
titled thereto, and any jDerson who shall use or attempt to use such 
certificate of election, knowing the same to be false or fraudulent, 
or to have been issued for another person; and any person who shall 
knowingly and without right act as a delegate or alternate delegate 
to any such convention, shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged 
guilt}^ of a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in the 
penitentiary for not less than one nor more than five years. 

§ 47. If any judge or clerk shall neglect or refuse to canvass the 
votes at the time and manner provided in this act, and to report and 
make the returns required in this act, he shall, upon conviction 
thereof, be adjudged guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by 
imprisonment in the penitentiar}^ for not less than one nor more 
than five years. 

§ 48. If any person other than a judge (see § 2S, 29), shall com- 
mit any act prohibited herein, or refrain from doing any act required 
to be done Jierein. or if any person shall in any iijanner be guilty of 
any violation of this act for which no punishment is herein espe- 
cially provided, he shall, upon conviction thereof, be adjudged guilty 
of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined not less than fifty (50) nor 
more than five hundred dollars ($500), or imprisoned in the county 
jail not less than one month nor more than one year, or he may be 
punished by both such fine and imprisonment. Any oflPense in this 
act designated a misdemeanor, and for which no penalty is specific- 
ally provided, shall be punished as provided in this section. 

§ 49. The word •'householder" as used in this act shall mean the 
chief or head of a family, who resides with a family as a family, and 
who supports and provides for such family as an independent family. 

§ 50. In all prosecutions and in all contests under this act it 
shall be the lawful duty of the clerk of the county, or of the board 
of election commissioners or other officers having the custody 
thereof, to produce, open, exhibit and offer in evidence any notice. 



ELECTIONS. 3B 



ballot book, registry book, bundle of ballots, returns statements or 
other documents or papers relating to the particular prosecution or 
contest for the purpose of enabling a full investigation. 

§ 51. Irregularities or defects in the mode of calling, noticing, 
convening, holding or conducting any primary election authorized by 
law shall constitute no defense to a prosecution for a violation of this 
act. When an offense shall be committed in regulation [relation] to 
any primary election, an indictment for such offense shall be suffi- 
cient if it allege that such election was authorized by law. without 
stating the call or notice of election aforesaid, the names of the 
judges or clerks holding such election, or the names of the iDersons 
voted for at such election. Judicial notice shall be taken of this act 
in any county, city, village or incorporated town to which this act 
shall apj)ly, and of the holding of any election thereunder on any 
primary election day. 

§ 52. In counties, cities, villages or incorporated towns to which 
this act shall apply as hereinafter provided, the act entitled "An act 
to regulate primary elections of voluntary political associations, and 
to punish frauds therein," approved June 6, 1889, and in force July 
I, 1889, is hereby declared to be, and the -same is and shall be, inop- 
erative and of no force and eft'ect. 

§ 53. The electors of any county, city, village or incorporated 
town now existing or hereafter existing in this State may adopt and 
become entitled to the benefit of this act in the following manner: 

Whenever one thousand of the legal voters of such county, citj', 
village or incorporated town voting at the last preceding election 
shall petition the judge of the county court of such county to sub- 
mit to a vote of the electors of said county, city, village or incorpo- 
rated town, respectively, the proposition as to whether such countj^ 
city, village or incorporated town, respectively, and the electors 
thereof shall adopt and become entitled to the benefits of this act, 
it shall be the duty of such county court and the judge thereof to 
submit such proposition accordingly at the next succeeding general 
State or county election, and if such proposition is not adopted at 
such election the same shall, in like manner, be submitted to a vote 
of the electors of such county, city, village or incorporated town by 
such county court and the judge thereof, upon like application, at 
any general, State or county election thereafter, and an order shall 
be entered of record in said county court submitting the proposition 
as aforesaid. If one thousand shall exceed one-eighth of the legal 
voters of such county, city, village or incorporated towns, respectively, 
voting at the last preceding election, then such petition or applica- 
tion need not be signed or made by more than one-eighth of the 
legal voters of such county, citj'. village or incorporated town voting 
at the last X3i'eceding election. 

The judge of said county court shall give at least ten days' notice 
of election at which such proposition is to be submitted by publish- 
ing such notice in one or more newspapers published in the county 



'64: REVENUE. 



for at least live times, the first publication to be at least ten days 
before the day of the election, and if no newspaper is published in 
said count}^, then by posting at least twenty-five copies of such notice 
in twenty-five of the most prominent places in such count3^ city, 
village or incorporated town, respectively, at least ten days before 
such election. Such election shall be held under the election law in 
force in such county, except as herein otherwise provided. The 
proposition so to be voted for shall be on a separate ballot, in plain 
prominent type, and shall be prepared and i^rovided for that purpose 
in the same manner as other ballots, and shall be substantially in the 
following form: 



If a majority of the votes cast upon such proposition shall be 
voted for such proposition, this act shall thereby be adopted by such 
county, city, village or incorporated town, respectively, and the judge 
of the county court of the county shall thereupon enter of record 
an order declaring this act in force in such county, city, village or 
incorporated town, respectively. 

Provided, That in counties of 125,000 inhabitants or more this act 
shall be in full force and effect without submitting the question of 
its adoption to a vote of the people. 

§ 5f. Whereas, An emergency exists, therefore this act shall take 
efFect from and after its passage. 

xIpproved February 10, 1898. 



REVENUE. 



ASSESSMENTS. ' 

Couuties not under Township Or- \ ? 3. Board of Assessors created in Coun- 
ganization— County Treasurer shall i ties of 125,000 or more— Election of 
he ex-officio Assessor— Dividing | —Term of office— Shall hold no 
Counties into Districts— Deputy ] other lucrative ol¥ice— Oath— Chair- 
Assessors. ! man— Compensation— Vacancy, how 



Couuties iinder Township Organiza- 
tion with less than 125,000— County j 
Treasurer shall be ex-officio Super- ' 
\'>-isor of Assessments— Oflice, how | , 
provided and fiii-nished — Office I ' 
hours— Deputies and Clerks— Du- 
ties, Neglect, Penalties— Town As- 
sessor may appoint Deputies— | ^ 5. Refiisal or neglect of Assessor to per 
Compensation. i form duty— Penalty. 



tilled— Clerical help— Chief Clerk, 
how appointed. Duties, Oath, Com- 
pensation—Townships not lying 
wholly within limits of one city. 
Bonds of Assessor and Supervisor- 
Amount of— Condition of —Approval 
of— Piled where— Form of oath. 



REVENUE. 



35 



i 6. Deputy Assessors— Number, term of 
office, duties, compensation— Maps 
and plats to be kept in office. 

i. 7. What property shall be listed. 

? 8. All property to be listed April 1st— 
Purchaser on April 1st to be owner 
on that day. 

i. 9. Assessment for 1809— Quadrennial pe- 
riod. 

I 10. County Clerks, duties before April 1st, 
1899— Other duties. 

i 11. Assessors to receive books from 
County Clerks. 

-< 12. Assessor or Deputy shall view each 
tract, listed— Improved tracts and 
unimproved tracts listed in sepa- 
rate columns — Improvements or 
damages since last assessment- 
Duty of Supervisor in case of neg- 
lect—Of Assessor. 

■>. Vi. All lists made in Duplicate — Altera- 
tions of descriptions — Distribu- 
tion of assessments where sub- 
divided. 

; U. Assessors" duties in years other than 
year of General Assessment. 

'i 15. Personal Property, how valued— When 
listed. 

I 16. When and how Assessor shall list 
personal property— Statement shall 
be made, signed and sworn to. 

? 17. Form of schedule. 

^ 18. Real and Personal Property, "full 
value" and "assessed value"— State 
Board of Equalization— One-fifth 
of "full value" shall be "assessed 
value" for all piirposes of taxation, 
limitation, etc. 

\ 19. Schedule to be signed and sworn to — 
False schedule constitutes perjury. 

; 20. Assessment schedule of corporations 
— Who shall sign and swear to — 
Failure of Assessor to do his duty 
—Penalty. 

i 21. Return of Books by Township Asses- 
sor — Form of affidavit. 

i 22. Authority of Supervisor as to changes 
or alterations. 

'-. 28. Board of Assessors— Shall meet when 
—Revision of assessment to be 
finished by July 1st— Affidavits — 
No alterations to be made after 
signing of affidavits. 



? 24. Township Assessor holds office till 
January 1 after election of his suc- 
cessor. 

§ 25. Office of Board of Assessors, etc., shall 
be open all the year — Information 
to be furnished to Board of Review. 

\ 26. Supervisor of Assessments shall note 
changes in a separate column— No 
changes to be made in original 
figures. 

? 27. Copies of schedule, return, etc., to be 
furnished to party interested in 
assessment. 

? 28. Board of Review, receiving and re- 
turning schedules. 

I 29. Publication of List of Assessment for 
1899— Compensation for publishing 
—Publication after 1899 every year 
for personal property — For real es- 
tate every 4 years— Pamphlets in 
counties of 125. OCO or more— Failitre 
to publish does not invalidate tax 
sale. 

BOAKD OF REVIEW. 

§ 30. Board of Review in Counties under ' 
Township Organization of less than 
125,000— How constittited- Vacan- 
cies— Compensation. 

\ 31. Board of Review in Counties not ttu- 
der Township Organizatif)n— How 
constituted— Compensation. 

? 32. Board of Review in Counties uf 125- 
000 or more— How elected and when 
—Term — Qualification, oath, com- 
pensation, vacancy, 

§ 33. Form of oath. 

§ 34. Meeting of Board — Revision of As- 
sessment — Notification to taxpayer 
or his agent. 

I 35. Duties of Board— 1st. assess all 
property omitted and correct errors 
—2d, shall receive complaints made 
before August 1st — may, of its own 
motion, increase or reduce assess- 
ments of individual— 3d, may in- 
crease or decrease entire assess- 
ment of real or personal property 
or any class thereof— property 
owners to be notified— 4th, duties 
concerning property claimed to be 
exempt — Approval of Auditor re- 
quired—Auditor's .statement to be 
filed in Supreme Court. 

§ 36. All notices to be written or printed— 
Service, how made. 



36 



REVENUE. 



i 37. Board of Review may reverse act of 
Supervisor or Board of Assessors. 

?, 38. Board shall complete work before Sep- 
tember 7th — Affidavit. 

§ 39. Shall publish reasonable and proper 
rules. 

'i 40. Failure to complete assessment in 
time does not vitiate assessment. 

'i 41. Former Boai'ds of Review— Powers 
annulled— New Boards to meet not 
later than 2d Monday in July. 

i 42. May summon Assessor or Deputy- 
Powers of Examination. 

I 43. Delivery of Books to County Clerk 
and County Assessor. 

I 44. Refusal or neglect of duty by any 
officer of assesment— Penalty. 

'i 45. Fraudulent list or schedule — Penalty. 

? 46. State's Attorney shall prosecute vio- 
j lators— Fees— ISalary of Assesor, 

etc.— How paid. 

'i 47. County Clerk's report to Auditor of 
abstract of assessment. 

l 48. Delinquent tax list in duplicate— To 
be filed with County Clerk and City 
Comptroller. 

'i 49. County Clerk shall certify to County 
Board the rate per cent of taxation 
—Limitation of indebtedness in cer- 
tain cases 21-2 per cent of assessed 
valine— Tax levy shall not exceed 5 
per cent — How rate exceeding 5 per 
cent shall be reduced. 



i 50. State Board of Equalization shall meet 
annually on the 1st Tuesday after 
the 10th day of September. 

2 51. Board of Equalization may raise or 
lower total assessed value for any 
county. 

§ 52. County Clerk shall deliver books on 
10th day of January- 

i 53. Assessments must be made between 
1st day of April and 1st day of June 
—Property removed may be assess- 
ed in either district— Certain dates 
changed- Taxes on real property a 
prior lien— Abstracts to be obtained 
by Auditor, when. 

? 54. Duties and powers of Boards of As- 
sessors—Liabilities and penalties. 

§ 55. Provisions of General Revenue Law 
still in force except as otherwise 
provided in this act. 

g 56. Majority of Board may do any act re- 
' quired of Board. 

§ 57. Township Assessors in counties of 
125,000 or more— Powers and duties 
abridged. 

§ 58. How act shall apply to counties here- 
after attaining a population of 125,- 
000. 

§ 59. Act of 1893 repealed. 



An Act for the assessment of property and providimj Itie means 
therefor, and to repeal a certain act tliereia named. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of tlie State of Illinois, 
represented in tlie General Assembly, That in counties'not under 
township organization the count_y treasurer shall bo ex-otficio counts- 
assessor. 

The county assessor in counties not -under township organization 
may, with the advice and consent of the county board, divide his 
county into convenient assessment districts and appoint a deputy 
assessor for each district. 

§ 2 In counties under township organization of less than 
125.000 inhabitants the county treasurer shall be ex-oificio super- 
visor of assessments in his count3^'^(^He shall have a suitable 
office, to be provided and furnished by me county board, in which 
he shall keep, subject to the inspection of all persons wjio shall 
desire to consult the same, the assessment books returned to him as 
directed by law. He shall keep his office open for busineis from 



S<^/o /? //' 




REVENUE. 



o'clock a. m. to 5 o'clock p. m. of every clay except Sundays ajid 
^^egal holidays. He may, by and with the advice and consent of the 
ounty board, appoint necessary deputies and clerks, their compen- 
ation to be fixed by the county board and paid by the county. The 
upervisor of assessments shall, on or l)efore the first daj- , of April 
in each year, assemble all assessors and their deputies for consulta- 
tion, and shall give such instructions to them as shall tend to a uni- 
jformity in the action of the assessors and deputy assessors in his 
county. Any assessor or deputy assessor who shall wilfully refuse 
pr neglect to observe or follow the directions of the supervisor of 
assessments which shall be in accordance with law shall, upon con- 
viction thereof in any court of competent jurisdiction, for each 
tfense be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hun- 
dred dollars, or be confined in the county jail not exceeding six 
months, in the discretion of the court. - 

>^^ In counties under township organization where a town assessor 

4 :^hall be unable alone to perform all the duties of his office, he may, 
"^ by and with the advice and consent of the town board of auditors 
^s^^Jrst obtained, appoint one or more suitable persons to act as depu- 
--Avties to assist him in making the assessment. 

I V The compensation of the township assessors shall be as follows: 
I ^In townships containing not less than five thousand (5,000) inhabi- 
•" stants they shall receive not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more 
^^than ten dollars ($10.00) per day: Provided, That in townships 
^containing more than fifteen thousand (15,000) inhabitants addi- 
r' tional compensation may be allowed, making their entire comjpensation 
\*^for making the assessment a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 
i-jj^ ($1,000) . In townships containing less than five thousand (5,000) 
u Unhabitants they shall receive not less than two and one half dollars 
st^c' ($2.50) nor more than five dollars ($5.00) per day. Necessary deputy 
\ assessors shall receive not exceeding five dollars ($5.00) per day. The 
5|\ compensation as herein provided shall be fixed by the board of town 
pV^auditors, and shall be based upon the time actually employed in the 
» ^.making of such assessment, and such assessors and deputies shall 
5^ make affidavit of the time so employed. Population as herein used 
5^ shall be deemed to be the population of such townships as ascertained 
'^^-...bv the last preceding federal or school census. 

^ ^ 3. In all counties of this State containing one hundred and 
,>J. twenty-five thousand or more inhabitants there is hereby created and 

5 i established a board of assessors, consisting of five persons, not more 
' ^than four of whom shall be residents of any one city, to be known as 

the board of assessors of said county. At the regular county elec- 
tion to be held in such county in the year 1898 for the election of 
county officers there shall be elected by the legal voters of said 
county five assessors, w^iose terms of office shall commence on the 
first day of January next ensuing, who shall hold their office, two for 
two years, two for four years, and one for six years, respectively, and 
until their successors are elected and qualified. And every two years 
ther-eafter, at the regular county election in said count}' for the elec- 
tion of coiintv officers, there shall be elected an assessor, or two as- 



38 REVENUE. 



sessors, as the case ma}^ be, to succeed the assessor or assessors whose 
term of office shall expire that year, whose term of office shall com- 
mence on the first day of January next following, and shall be six 
years in duration, and until his or their successors shall be elected 
and qualified. The assessors so elected shall qualifiy within ten days 
after the canvass of the vote is completed. Such assessors shall hold 
no other lucrative public ofiice or public employment. Each of said 
assessors, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and 
subscribe the oath provided for in this act. At the first meeting of 
the board of assessors they shall determine by lot which of them shall 
hold office for the respective terms. The chairman of the board shall 
be the person having the shortest term to serve. In the years when 
two persons shall be serving the shortest term, it shall be determined 
by lot which of such two persons shall be chairman. Each assessor 
shall receive a salary of thirty-six hundred dollars per annum, to be 
paid monthly out of the county treasury. 

In case of any vacancy in said board, or the failure of any person 
elected to that office to qualify, the board of review provided for in 
such counties may appoint a person to fill such vacancy until his 
successor shall be elected and shall qualify, and an assessor to fill 
such vacancy shall be elected at the next regular county election. 

Said board of assessors shall have power to employ a chief clerk, 
who shall have charge of the office of such board, and such other 
clerical help as may be necessary, subject to the approval of the 
board of review as to the number thereof, who shall hold office during 
the pleasure of the board, and who shall be present and in attendance 
at all proper business hours. Such chief clerk shall take and sub- 
scribe an oath of office that he will honestly and faithfully perform 
all duties of such office under the direction of said board, and he shall 
have power to administer all oaths authorized by law to be adminis- 
tered by assessors, and the comjjensation of such clerk shall be fixed 
by such board subject to the approval of the board of review, not to 
exceed ten dollars per day for each working day. 

In all townships in such counties not lying wholly within the 
limits of one city the township assessor shall be ex-officio the deputy 
assessor to make the assessments in the township wherein he is 
elected: Provided, That if, in any such township, said township as- 
sessor shall not be able, by himself alone, within the time allowed by 
law to make the assessment of said township, then any additional 
deputy assessor, or deputy assessors, required to make such assess- 
ment shall be residents and legal voters of such township, and shall 
be nominated by the board of auditors of such township, and ap- 
pointed by the board of assessors only upon such nomination, and 
deputy assessors so appointed shall act under the supervision of the 
ex-officio deputy town assessors. 

§ 4. Every assessor and supervisor of assessments shall, before he 
enters upon the duties of his office, enter into a bond, payable to the 
people of the State of Illinois, in the sum of two thousand dollars or 
such larger sum as the countv l)oard shall determine, with two or 



REVENUE. ^.9 



more sufficient sureties, to be approved by the jpresident or chairmau 
of the county board, except in the case of the supervisor of assess- 
ments, whose bond shall be approved by the county board: Provided, 
That township assessors in counties having less than one hundred and 
twenty-five thousand inhabitants shall be required to give bond only 
in the sum of five hundred dollars each, with sureties as above pro- 
vided: said bond be approved by the supervisor of their respec- 
tive towns. The condition of the bond shall be that such assessor 
or supervisor of assessments, as the case may be, will diligently, faith- 
fully and impartially iDerform each and singular the duties enjoined 
upon him by law. Snch bond shall be filed in the office of the county 
clerk and recorded at large in a book to be provided for such bonds. 
The State, county, town or any municipality, corporation or person 
sufl:ering any loss or damage b)^ reason of any failure to keep and 
perform any of the conditions of the bond to the best of his ability 
may recover thereon for their or his use by suit in the name of the 
people of the State of Illinois. And every assessor, dejjuty assessor 
or supervisor of assessments shall, also, before entering upon the 
duties of his office, take and subscribe to an oath, which oath shall 
also be filed in the office of the county clerk: Provided. That the 
oath of township assessors and their deputies shall be filed with their 
resiDective town clerks. Said oath to be as follows: 

I do solemidy swear (or affirm) that I will support the constitution 
of the United States and the constitution of the State of Illinois, and 
that I will faithful!}' discharge all the duties of the office of assessor, 
deputy assessor or supervisor of assessments (as the case may be), to 
the best of my ability; that I will, without fear or favor, appraise all 
the property in said county at its fair cash value, said value to be as- 
certained at what the property would bring at a voluntary sale in the 
due course of business and trade: and that I will assess said property 
when so appraised at one-fifth of its said cash value: that I will cause 
every person, company or corporation assessed to sign his, her or its 
assessment schedule, and I will administer to each and every person 
so signing said assessment schedule the oath thereon, and return said 
schedule so signed and file the same with the county clerk. 

§ 5. Any assessor or deputy assessor or supervisor of assessments 
or other persons whose duty it is to assess property for taxation or 
equalize any such assessment who shall refuse or knowingly neglect 
to perform any duty required of him by law, or who shall consent to 
or connive at any evasion of the provisions of this act whereby any 
property required to be assessed shall be unlawfully exempted in 
whole or in part or the valuation thereof entered or set down at more 
or less than is required by law, shall, upon conviction, be fined for 
each offense not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five 
thousand dollars and imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one 
year, and shall also be liable upon his bond to the party injured for 
all damages sustained by such party, as above provided. 

§ 6. The board of assessors shall have power to appoint as many 
suitable persons as in their judgment are necessary to act as deputies, 
subject to the approval of the board of review as to the number and 



■40 EEYENUE. 



time of service of such deputies, to assist them in making the assess- 
ment, who shall perform such duties as may be assigned to them by 
the board of assessors. The}^ shall hold their office during the will 
of the board of assessors, and shall receive such compensation as 
shall be determined by the board, not exceeding five dollars ($5.00) 
per day. Such deputy assessors shall, before entering upon their 
duties, take and subscribe tl?t. oath or affirmation prescribed for the 
assessors. 

The board of assessors shall have power and authorit}' to make 
and purchase such maps and plats as will facilitate the business of 
their office, which maps and ijlats shall always be and remain in 
their office, and shall be open and accessible to the public. 

^ 7. All property in this State shall be subject to assessment 
and taxation as provided by the general laws for the assessment 
of property and for the levy and collection of taxes except such 
property as may be exempt therefrom by such general laws. Such 
property shall be listed and valued in the manner and by the persons 
heretofore provided by law except as herein otherwise expressly 
provided. 

§ 8. All property subject to taxation shall be listed by the per- 
son at the place and in the manner required by law, and assessed 
at the place and in the manner required by law with reference to 
the ownership, amount, kind and value on the first day of April in 
the year for ^vliich the property is required to be listed, including all 
property purchased on that day. The owner of property on the first 
day of AiDril in any year shall he liable for the taxes of that year. 

The purchaser of property on the first day of April shall be con- 
sidered as the owner on that day. 

§ 9. All real property' subject to taxation under the general 
revenue laws of the State, including real estate becoming taxable for 
t lie first time, shall be listed in the name of the owner thereof by 
such ownei's, or persons required by law, or tlreir agents, or the 
officers provided by law, and assessed for the year one thousand 
eight hundred and ninety-nine (1899), and every fourth j^_ear there- 
after, with reference to the amount owned on the first day of April 
in the year in whi6h the same is assessed, including ail property 
purchased on that day, which assessment shall be known as the 
general assessment, and as modified or equalized or changed as 
provided by law, shall be the assessment upon which taxes shall be 
levied and extended during the quadrennial period for which the 
same is made: Provided. That no assessment of real property shall 
be considered as illegal by reason of the same not being listed or 
assessed in the name of the owner or owners thereof. 

§ 10. The county clerk shall, l)efore the first day of April in the 
year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine (1899). and every fourth year 
thereafter, makeup in duplicate in books to be provided for that 
purpose, the list of lands or lots to be assessed for taxes in the 
manner provided in the general revenue law. He shall also annually, 
before the first day of Apri', make up lists of lands and lots which 



REVENUE. 41 



are taxable, or which shall become taxable for the first time and 
which are not already listed, and lists of lands and lots which have 
been subdivided and not listed by the proper description. Such 
lists shall be made up in duplicate and in the manner in which the 
county clerk is required by the general revenue law to make such 
lists. 

§ 11. It shall be the dut}' of the county assessor, the board of 
assessors, or the supervisor of assessments, as the case may be, to call 
upon the count)' clerk on or before -the first day of April in each 
year and receive the assessment books and blanks as prepared by said 
count}^ clerk for the assessment of property' for that year. 

§ 12. The assessor shall, before the first day of June in the year 
ls99, and every fourth year thereafter, in person or by his deputy, 
actually view and determine as near as practicable the value of each 
tract or lot of land listed for taxation as of the first day of April of 
each year, and assess the same at the value required by law, setting 
down the sum in proper columns prepared therefor in dup)licate 
books furnished him. In making such assessments he shall set 
down his valuation of improved tracts and lots in one column, and 
his value of unimproved tracts and lots in another column. He 
shall, also, between the first day of April and the first da}' of June 
in each intervening year list and assess in like manner all real 
property which shall become taxable and which is not upon the gen- 
eral assessment, and also make and return a list of all new or added 
buildings, structures or other improvements of any kind, the value 
of which shall not have been previously added to or included in the 
valuation of the tract or lot on which such improvements have been 
erected or placed, specifying the tract or lot on which each of said 
improvements has been erected or placed, the kind of improvement 
and the value which, in his opinion, has been added to such tract 
or lot by the erection thereof: and in case of the destruction or 
injury b}' fire, flood, cyclone, storm or otherwise, or removal of any 
structures of any kind, or of the destruction of or any injury to 
orchard, timber, ornamental trees or groves, the value of which shall 
have been included in any former valuation of the tract or lot on 
which the same stood, the assessor shall determine -as near as prac- 
ticable how much the value of such tract or lot has been diminished 
in consequence of such destruction or injury, and make return 
thereof. And in case any assessor shall fail or neglect so to do, 
then the supervisor of assessments shall, in the case of such new or 
added improvements, assess the same according to the assessment of 
the same property in the general assessment, and in the case of such 
destruction shall abate from the assessment of the tracts or lots so 
damaged or lessened the proper proportion thereof, estimated ac- 
cording to the same principles; in counties containing one hundred 
and twenty-five thousand or more inhabitants such books shall be 
made up by townships. 

§ 13. All such lists, valuations and entries shall be made in 
duplicate assessment books. The assessor shall, also, from time to 
time, make such alterations in the description of real property as 



42 REVENUE. 



he may tind necessary, and when real property has been subdivided 
since the making of the general assessment, shall from time to time 
correct the descriptions so that they shall correspond to the subdi- 
visions, and distribute the assessment in proper proportions among 
the lots or parcels into which the land shall have been subdivided; 
and in case of a vacation of a subdivision readjust the descriptions 
of the assessment accordingly. 

§ 14. On or before tlie first day of June in each year, other than 
the year of the general assessment, the assessor shall determine the 
amount, in his opinion, of any change in the value of any tracts or 
lots or lands, if any such change has taken place and is not already 
entered in the assessment books, determining such change in value 
as of the first day of April of that year, and add to or deduct from 
the assessment accordingly, setting down the amount of such change 
in a proper column in the assessment books. 

§ 15. Personal property shall be valued as and in the manner 
required by law, and shall be listed between the first day of April 
and the first day of June of each year, when required by the assessor, 
with reference to the quantity held or owned on the first day of 
April in the j-ear for which the property is required to be listed. 
Personal property purchased or acquired on the first day of April 
shall be listed by or for the person purchasing or acquiring it. 

§ 16. The assessor or his deputy shall annually, between the first 
day of April and of June, list the taxable personal property in his 
county, town or district, and assess the value thereof as of the first 
day of April, in the raanner following, to-wit: He shall call at the 
office, place of doing business or residence of each person required 
by this act to list jjroperty and list his name, and shall require 
such person to make a correct statement of the taxable property in 
accordance with the provisions of this act, and the person listing the 
property shall enter a true and correct statement of such property 
owned b}^ him on the first day of April of that year in the form pre- 
scribed by law„ which shall be signed and sworn to to the extent re- 
quired by this act by the person listing the property, who shall 
deliver such statement to the assessor; and the assessor shall there- 
upon assess the value of such property, and enter the valuation in 
his books: Provided, If any property is listed or assessed on or after 
the first day of June, the same shall be as legal and binding as if 
listed and assessed before that time. 

§ 17. The assessor shall furnish to each person required to list 
personal property a printed blank schedule, forms to be furnished by 
the Auditor of Public Accounts, upon which shall be printed a no- 
tice substantially as follows: 

"This schedule must be filled out, sw^orn to and returned to me in 

person or by mail at ( address) on or before 

You are to give a full, fair cash value of the articles mentioned as 
well as the amount of money required to be returned. Only one- 
fifth of the several amounts will be taken and assessed for the pur- 
pose of taxation. 

(Signature) 

Assessor." 



REVENUE. 43 



There shall also be printed upon such blank the schedule now re- 
quired by law, and the following, which is a part of this section: 

And every person required to list personal property or money 
shall fill out, subscribe and swear to, and return to the assessor, in 
person or by mail, at the time required, such schedule in accordance 
with law, giving the numbers, amounts, quantity and quality of all 
the articles enumerated in said schedule by him possessed, or under 
his control, required to be listed by him for taxation. The assessor 
shall determine and fix the fair cash value of all items of personal 
property, including all grain on hand on the first day of April, and 
set down the same, as well as the amounts of notes, accounts, bonds 
and moneys, in a column headed "full value,"' and ascertain and 
assess the same at one-fifth part thereof, and set down said one- 
fifth part thereof in a column headed '■'assessed value," which last 
amount shall be the assessed value thereof for all purposes of taxa- 
tion. The assessor, or some person authorized by law to administer 
an oath, shall administer the oath required in this section. 

§ IH. Personal property shall be valued at its fair cash value less 
such deductions as may be allowed by law to be made from credits, 
which value shall be set down in one column, to be headed ''full 
value,'" and one-fifth part thereof shall be ascertained and set down 
in another column, which shall be headed "assessed value."' 

Real property shall be valued at its fair cash value, estimated at 
the price it would bring at a fair voluntary sale in the due course of 
trade, which shall be set down in one column, to be headed "full 
value", and one-fifth part thereof shall be set down in another 
column, which shall be headed "assessed value." 

The State Board of Equalization, in valuing property assessed by 
them, shall ascertain and determine respectively the fair cash value 
of such property, which fair cash value shall be set down in one 
column, to be headed "full value," and one-fifth part thereof shall be 
ascertained and set down in another column, which shall be headed 
"assessed value.'' 

The one-fifth value of all property so ascertained and set down 
shall be the assessed value for all purposes of taxation, limitation of 
taxation and limitation of indebtedness prescribed" in the constitu- 
tion or any statute. 

§ 19. The assessor shall require every person to make, sign, and 
swear to the schedule provided for by this act. If any person shall 
refuse to make the schedule herein required, or to subscribe and 
swear to the same, the assessor shall list the property of such person 
according to his best knowledge, information and judgment, at its 
fair cash value, and shall add to the valuation of such list an amount 
equal to fifty per cent, of such valuation. 

Whoever in making such schedule shall wilfully swear falsely in 
any material matter, shall be guilty of perjury and punished accord- 
ingly. 



44 REVENUE. 



§ 20. The assessor, deputy assessor, or some other person duly 
authorized by law to administer oaths, shall administer the oath or 
affirmation attached to the assessment schedule as provided by law 
to each person or proper officer of corporation so assessed, and such 
person or officer of such corporation shall be required to sign said 
assessment schedule and swear to the same, and in case any one re- 
fuses so to do, the assessor shall note the fact in the column of re- 
marks opposite such person's name; and any assessor failing to have 
said assessment schedule so signed by the person assessed and an 
oath administered as required by law, or failing to make such note 
that the person or proper officer of the corporation refuses so to do. 
shall for each offense be fined not less than one hundred dollars 
(SlOO) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000). 

§ 21. The township assessor shall, on or before the first day of 
June for the year for which the assessment is made, return the as- 
sessment books to the county supervisor of assessments. Each of 
said books shall be verified by affidavit of the assessor substantially 
as follows: 

STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) 
County of \' ^ ' 

I do solemnly swear that the book or books in number, as 

the case may be, to Mdiich this affidavit is attached, contains a full 
and complete list of all of the real and personal property in the 
township or assessment district herein described subject to taxation 

for the year so far as I have been able to ascertain the same. 

and that the assessed value set down in the proper column opposite 
the several kinds and descriptions of property is a just and equal 
assessment of such property according to law." 

§ 22. The supervisor of assessments of the county shall have the 
same, authority as the township assessor to assess, make changes or 
alterations in the assessment of property. 

§ 23. In counties having a board of assessors such board shall 
meet on the first Monday of June in each year for the purpose of 
revising the assessment of real property, and on the third Monday 
of June of each year for the XDurpose of revising the assessment of 
personal propert5^ At such meeting the board of assessors, upon 
application of any taxpayer, or upon their own motion, shall revise 
the assessment and correct the same as shall appear to them to be 
just. Such meeting may be adjourned from day to day, as may be 
necessary, and the board shall finish such revision upon or before 
the first day of July. When such revision is completed and the 
change and revisions entered in the assessment books, an affidavit 
shall be appended to each of such assessment books in the form re- 
quired by law. signed by at least two of such assessors. Upon the 
signing of such affidavits the board of assessors shall have no further 
power to change the assessment or alter the assessment books so as 
to change or afPect the taxes of that year. 

§ 24. The township assessor elected and qualified at the town- 
ship election last preceding the date on which this act shall take 



REVENUE. ' 45 



effect, or in case of any vacancies in such offices, the persons ap- 
pointed to fill such vacancies, shall hold their offices and perform all 
the duties thereof until January 1 next following the date of the 
election of their successors, and thereafter their successors shall enter 
upon their duties on the first day of January next following their 
election, and perform the duties of said office for one year or until 
their successors are elected and qualified. 

§ 25. The office of the board of assessors, the county supervisor 
of assessments and the county assessor shall be open all the year 
during business hours to he,ar or receive complaints or suggestions 
that real property has not been assessed at proper valuation. The 
supervisor of assessments, county assessor, or board of assessors, as 
the case may be, shall furnish to the board of review all books, 
papers and information in his or their office that said board may call 
for to assist them in the projjer discharge of their duties. 

§ 26. The supervisor of assessments shall assess, make such 
changes or alterations in the assessment of property as though origin- 
ally made, and in making such changes in valuation as returned by 
the township assessor such changes shall be noted in a column pro- 
vided therefor, and no change shall be made in the original figures. 

All changes and alterations in the assessment of real property shall 
be subject to revision by the board of review in the same manner 
that original assessments are reviewed. i 

ij 27. The supervisor of assessments, or in counties having a 
board of assessors the chief clerk, when requested, shall deliver to 
any person a copy of the description, schedule, return, or statement 
of property assessed in his name or in which he is interested, and 
the valuation placed tliereon by the assessor or the board of review.' 

§ 28. The board of assessors and the supervisor of assessments 
shall deliver all schedules and statements of personal property which 
have been received or made up by him or them to the board of re- 
view when required by them in the iDerformance of their duties.. 
Such schedules, after the assessment is fullj^ completed, shall be re- 
turned to the supervisor of assessments or board of assessors and 
shall be preserved for at least two years. *' 

§ 29. As soon as the county assessor or supervisor of assessments 
shall have completed the assessment in the year A. D. 1S99 he shall 
cause to l)e published a full and complete list of such assessment by 
township or assessment districts, wdiich publication shall be made on 
or before July 10 of each year in some public newspaper or news- 
papers published in said county: Provided, That in every township 
or assessment district in which there is published one or more news- 
papers of general circulation the list of such township or assessment 
district shall be published in one of said newspapers so published in 
said township or assessment district: And, 'provided, That said news- 
paper shall not receive for the publishing of said assessment list to 
exceed three (3) cents per name for each person or corporation so 
assessed; and if impossible to secure publication at that price, that 
the iDublication be let to the lowest bidder at a price not exceeding 



46 REVENUE. 



five cents per tract, and shall furnish to the county assessor, the 
county supervisor of assessments and the board of review as many 
copies of said paper containing the assessment list as they may re- 
quire, said papers so furnished not to cost to exceed five (5) cents 
per copy: Provided, fmiJier, That nltev the year 1899 the publica- 
tion shall only be of the assessment of personal property and the 
changes made, if any, in real estate, but the real estate assessment 
shall be published in full every four (4) years, beginning with the 
year 1899: Provided, farther, That in counties of 125,000 inhabi- 
tants or over the board of assessors shall publish the assessment list 
in pamphlet form by election iDrecincts. in lieu of publication in the 
newspaper: Proy/(/e'/, That they shall deliver or mail to each tax- 
payer in said election precincts a copy of same: Provided, further, 
That in case said assessment is not published in conformity with law 
and was not mailed in accordance with the provisions of this act. 
the failure to so publish the same or mail the same shall not be con- 
sidered as a valid objection to a judgment for tax sale in the county 
court. The expense of such printing and publication shall be paid 
out of the county treasury. 

BOAED OF REVIEW. 

§ 80. In counties under township organization of less than 125,- 
000 inhabitants the clerk of the county court, the chairman of the 
count}' board, and some citizen resident of the county to be ap- 
pointed by the county judge on or before June 1st of each year, 
shall constitute a board of review to review the assessments made by 
the county supervisors of assessments. In case of a vacancy on such 
board, then the county judge may appoint a citizen of such county 
to fill such vacancy until such time as said office can be filled by the 
officer herein named. The chairman of the county board shall be 
the chairman of the board of review. The members of the board of. 
review shall receiA^e as compensation the sum per day for each day 
of services as shall be fixed by the county board: their time of ser- 
vice to be made out in due form, with day and date, and sworn to by 
the members thereof. 

§ 31. In counties not under township organization the board of 
county commissioners shall constitute the board of review. All 
powers and duties conferred or required by this act which apply to 
boards of review in counties under township organization of less 
than 125.000 inhabitants shall apply to boards of review of counties 
not under township organization. They shall receive the same com- 
pensation as now allowed them by law as county commissioners. 
Tlie county assessor of such counties shall have the same powers 
and duties, so far as the same are applicable, as are conferred by this 
act upon county sujaervisors of assessments in counties under town- 
ship organization. 

§ 32. In counties containing 125,000 or more inhabitants there 
shall be elected at the regular county election in the year 1898 a 
board of review consisting of three x^ersons. whose term of office 



REVENUE. 47 



shall commence on the first day of January next following and shall 
be two, four and six years, respectively, and until their successors 
shall be elected and shall qualify. At every regular county election 
occurring thereafter there shall be elected a member of the board of 
review to succeed the one whose term shall expire that year, and 
whose term of office shall be six years and until his successor shall 
be elected and shall qualify. The persons so elected shall qualify 
within ten da3^s after the canvass of the vote shall be completed. 
They shall hold no other lucrative public office or public employ- 
ment. Each member before entering upon the duties of his office 
shall take and subscribe the oath provided for by law. At the first 
meeting of the board of review they shall determine by lot which of 
the members thereof shall hold office for the respective terms. Each 
member shall receive as compensation such sum as may be fixed b}^ 
the count}^ board, to be paid out of the county treasury. In case of 
any vacanc}' in said board or the failure of any person elected to 
that office to qualify, the judge of the county court shall appoint a 
person to fill such vacancy until his successor shall be elected and 
shall qualify, the member having the shortest term to serve shall be 
the chairman of such board. 

§ 33. Each member of the board of review created by this act 
shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and sub- 
scribe to the following oath: 

I do most solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will, as a member of 
the board of review of assessments, faithfully perform all the duties 
of said office as required by law: that I will fairly and impartially 
review the assessment of all property as made; that I will correct any 
and all assessments which should be corrected: that I will raise said 
assessment or lower the same as justice may require; that I will do 
and perform all acts necessary to procure a full, fair and impartial 
assessment of all j)roperty qf every kind, nature and description. 

§ 34. The board of review shall meet on or before the second 
Mond-ay in July in each year for the purpose of revising the assess- 
ment of property. At such meeting the board of review, upon appli- 
cation of any taxpayer or upon their own motion, may revise the 
entire assessment or an)^ part thereof of anj^ taxpayer, and correct 
the same as shall appear to them to be just, but in none of the cases 
provided for in this act shall the assessment of the property of any 
person be increased unless such person or his agent, if either be 
resident or has a jDlace of business in the county, shall first have been 
notified in writing and been given an opportunity to be heard. Such 
meeting may be adjourned from day to day as may be necessary. 

§ 35. The board o: review shall: 

First — Assess all property subject to assessment which shall not 
have been assessed by the assessors. The Ijoard of review may make 
such alterations in the description of real or personal property as it 
shall deem necessary. 

Second — On complaint in writing of any person or corporation 
that his or its property has been assessed too high, they shall review 



48 ' - REVENUE. 



the assessment and correct the same, as shall appear to be just: 
Provided, Such complaint shall have been made on or before the 
first Monday of August. The board also, upon its own motion, may 
increase, reduce or otherwise adjust the assessment of any individual 
or corporation, and shall have full power over the assessment of an}^ 
individual or corporation, and shall have full power over the assessment 
and may do anything in regard thereto that the assessors might and 
could originally have done, but no assessment shall be increased 
until the person or corporation to be affected shall have been notified 
and given an opportunity to be heard except as hereinafter provided. 

Third — Increase or reduce the entire assessment of either real or 
personal property, or both, or of any class included therein, if in 
their opinion the assessment has not been made upon the proper 
basis, or equalize the assessment of real or personal property by in- 
creasing or reducing the amount thereof in any township, or any 
portion of the county, as may, in their opinion, be just, but the as- 
sessment of any class of property or any portion of the county shall 
not be increased until the board shall have notified not less than ten 
of the owners of property in such portion of the county of such 
proi^osed increase and given them, or any one representing them, or 
other citizens of said territory, an opportunity to be heard. The 
board shall hear any person in opxoosition to a proposed reduction in 
the assessment of any person, corporation or territory. 

Fourth — Hear and determine the application of anj^ person who is 
assessed on property claimed to be exempt from taxation. If the 
board shall determine that any such propert)^ is not liable to taxa- 
tion, and the question as to the liability of such property to taxation 
has not been previously determined as hereinafter provided, the de- 
cision of said board shall not be final unless approved by the Auditor 
of Public Accounts: and it shall be the duty of the clerk of the board, 
in all such cases, under the direction of the board, to make out and 
forward to the Auditor a full and complete statement of all the facts 
in the case. If the Auditor is satisfied that such property is not 
legally liable to taxation, he shall notify the board of review of his 
approval of its decision, and the board shall correct the assessment 
accordingly. But if the Auditor is satisfied that such property is 
liable to taxation, he shall advise the board of his objection to its 
decision and give notice to said board that he will apply to the 
supreme court, specifying to what term thereof, for an order to set 
aside and remove the decision of the board of review. Upon receipt 
of such notice the clerk shall notify the person making the applica- 
tion aforesaid. It shall be the duty of the Auditor to then file in the 
supreme court a certified statement of the facts certified by the clerk 
as aforesaid, together with his objections thereto, and the court shall 
hear and determine the matter as the right of the case may be. If 
the board of review shall decide that property so claimed to be ex- 
empt is liable to be taxed, and the party aggrieved at the time shall 
pray an appeal, a brief statement in the case shall be made by the 
clerk, under the direction of the board and transmitted to the Audi- 
tor, who shall present the case to the supreme court in like manner 



REVENUE. 49 



as hereinbefore provided. In either case the collection of the tax 
shall not be delayed thereby, -but in case the property is decided to 
be exempt the tax shall be abated and refunded. 

§ 36. All notices in this act required to be given shall be written 
or printed notices and shall be served personally upon the persons 
entitled to notice, or their agents, or by sending such notice by mail 
to the person so entitled to notice, or to his agent, if the residence or 
business address of such person is known, or by reasonable effort can 
be ascertained. If the address of such person can not be ascertained, 
then the notice shall be sent to the address of the person who last 
paid the taxes upon the property in question. A failure to give any 
notice required by this act shall not impair or affect the validity of 
any assessment as finally made. 

§ 37. Whenever the board of review shall decide to reverse or 
modify the action of the supervisor of assessments or board of as- 
sessors, or county assessor, or the assessment in any case, or to change 
the list as completed, or the assessment or description of any prop- 
erty in any manner, they shall cause the changes to be made at once 
and entered upon the assessment books. 

§ 38. The board of review shall, on or before the 7th day of Sep- 
tember annually, complete its work and make or cause to be made the 
entries in the assessment books required to make the assessment con- 
form to the changes made therein by the board of review, and shall 
attach to each of said books an affidavit signed by at least two mem- 
bers of such board, which affidavit shall be substantially in the fol- 
lowing form: 

STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) 

,-ss. 
County of ) 

We, and each of us, as a member of the board of review of the as- 
sessment of the county of , in the State of Illinois, 

solemnly swear that the books in number 

to which this affidavit is attached, contain a full and complete list of 
all the real and personal property in said county subject to taxation 

for the year so far as we have been able to ascertain the 

same, and that the assessed value set down in the proper column op- 
posite the several kinds and descriptions of property is, in our opinion, 
a just and equal assessment of such property for purposes of taxa- 
tion according to law, and that the footings of the several columns in 
said book are correct, as we verily believe. 

Dated 

Provided, That, in counties containing one hundred and twenty-five 
thousand or more inhabitants the board of review shall also meet 
from time to time and whenever necessary to consider and act upon 
complaints and to further revise the assessment of real property as 
may be just and necessary. ' 



50 REVENUE. 



§ :i9. The board of assessors arul tlx' l)oar(ls of review shall make 
and publish reasonable and proper rules for the guidance of persons 
doing business with such board and for the orderly dispatch of lousi- 
ness. 

§ 40. A failure to complete an assessment in the time required by 
law shall not vitiate such assessment, but the same shall l)e as legal 
and valid as if completed in the time required by law. 

§ 41. The township supervisors, -townshii^ assessors and township 
clerks who have heretofore acted as the town boards of review in 
their respective townships and the county boards shall not hereafter 
have the power as such board of review to assess, equalize, review or 
revise the; assessment of property. The boards of review herein pro- 
vided f(;r shall meet as soon after the takiiig effect of this act as shall 
be practicable, not later than the second Monday of July, and shall 
thereupon at once enter upon the discharge of their duties. 

§ 42. It shall be lawful for the board of review to summon any 
assessor or any deputy or othe.r pernon to appear before them respect- 
ively to be in(|uire(l of under oath with respect to the method Vjy 
which h(} or tlu^y has or have ascertained and fixed any valuation or 
valuations returned by him or them, and as to the correctness of any 
such valuation or valuations, and to administer and examine under 
oath the assessor or other person so summoned before them, and any 
assessor or person so summon.ed who shall fail, without good cause, 
to appear, or appearing shall refuse to submit to such inquiry or 
answer such questions as may be propounded to him by said board, 
or any member thereof, or any attorney representing them, shall be 
guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thc^reof shall be fined in 
any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

§ 4.'}. When the books are so completed the board of review shall 
deliver one set of the dux^licate books containing the assessment of 
real propc^rty and the set of books containing the assessment of 
personal property to the county clerk, who shall file the same in his 
office; and return the other set of duplicate books containing the as- 
sessment of real i^roperty to the county assessor, supervisor of 
assc^ssments, or board of assessors, as the case may be, and the books 
returned to the county assessor, or supervisor of assessments, or 
5oard of assessors, shall remain in his or their office and be open to 
the inspection of all persons. The assessment so completed by the 
board of review, and as equalized by the State Board of Equaliza- 
tion, as providc^l by law, shall be the assessment upon which the 
taxes for that year shall be ext(Mided by the co\inty clerk. 

§ 44. Any assessor, or deputy assessor, or member of the board of 
review of assessments, or Board of Equalization, or other jjerson 
whose duty it is to assess property for taxation or equalize any such 
ass(^ssment, who shall refuse or wilfully neglect any duty required of 
him Ijy law, or who shall consent to or connive at any evasion of the 
provisions of this act wht^reby any property required to be assessed 
shall be unlawfully exempt in whole or in joart, or the valuation 
thereof be s(4 down at more or less than is recpiired by law, shall. 



REVENUE. 51 



upon conviction, be fined for each offense not less than one hundred 
dollars ($100) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or im- 
prisoned in the county jail not exceeding one year, or both impris- 
oned and fined at the discretion of the court; he shall also be liable 
upon his bond to the iDarty injured for all damage sustained by such 
party as above provided, and shall also be removed from office by 
the judge of the court before whom he is tried and convicted. 

§ 45. Whoever, with intent to defeat or evade the law in relation 
to the assessment of property delivers or discloses to any assessor or 
deputy assessor a false or fraudulent list, return or schedule of his 
property not exempted by law from taxation, shall be punished by 
fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000) or imprisonment in 
the county jail not exceeding one year, or both in the discretion of 
the court. 

§ 16. It is hereby made the duty of the State's Attorney of each 
county to prosecute all violators of this act. and they shall receive as 
fees the sum of twenty dollars ($20) for each conviction, to be taxed 
as costs, and ten per cent, of all fines collected. The residue of all 
fines collected under this act shall be paid into the county treasury 
for the use of the county. The salary of the county assessor, super- 
visor of assessments and members of the board of assessors and 
board of review shall all be paid out of the county treasury on bills 
duly certified and approved by the county board. 

§ 47. The county clerk shall annually, on or before the tenth day 
of Septeml>er. make out and transmit to the Auditor the abstract of 
the assessment of j)roperty required of the county clerk in section 
ninety-eight (98) of the act entitled, '*An act for the assessment of 
property and for the levy and collection of taxes." approved March 
So, 1872, as amended. 

§ 48. The county collector shall annually make out in duplicate 
the statement required by law, setting forth in detail the names of 
persons charged with personal property tax which is uncollected, and 
the reasons preventing such collection; and shall, also, at the same 
time,- make out in duplicate a statement setting forth in detail the 
amount of taxes on real property which is uncollected, the names of 
the persons in whose name such property was listed, and the reasons 
preventing the collection of such taxes. He shall, also, at the same 
time, make out in duplicate a statement of all taxes collected during 
the year which had been returned as delinquent in any previous year, 
together with a description of the property upon which such taxes 
were levied. Heshallfileoneof each of such duplicate statements with 
the county clerk, and in counties of this State containing 125,000 or 
more inha-bitants such collector shall file one of each of such dupli- 
cate statements with the county clerk and the other with the city 
comptroller if there shall be any such officer in any of the cities 
within such counties. 

§ 49. The count}^ clerk shall estimate and determine the rate per 
cent, upon the proper valuation of the property in the respective 
towns, townships, districts and incorporated cities, towns and villages 



52 REVENUE. 



in their counties that will produce, within the proper divisions of 
such counties, not less than the net amount of the several sums that 
shall be required by the county board or certified to them according 
to law. 

In counties containina; one hundred and twenty-five thousand (125,- 
000) or more inhabitants the amount to which any county, city, township, 
school district or other municipal corporation shall be allowed to be- 
come indebted in any manner, or for any purpose, shall not hereafter 
exceed two and one-half per cent, on the assessed value of the taxable 
property therein, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State 
and county taxes previous to the incurring of such indebtedness. 
In any municipality or taxing district iu any county or counties con- 
taining a population of 125,000 or more inhabitants in which the ag- 
gregate of the levies or taxes certified to the county clerk exceeds five 
per cent, a reduction shall be made by the county clerk in the taxes 
so certified so as to reduce the aggregate of such taxes to five per 
cent, in the manner following, viz. : 

The rate of county taxes throughout the county shall be fixed by 
reducing the aggregate rate of taxation in the municipality or taxing 
district within the county in, which such aggregate rate is the highest 
to five per cent, by a pro rata reduction of all the levies certified therein, 
exclusive of the State taxes. The rate of each of the other kinds of 
tax levies shall be fixed in the same manner, taking the highest rate 
of taxation in any part of the municipality or other taxing district, 
or part thereof, as the basis of ascertaining the rate of taxation to be 
levied by such municipality or taxing district, and making the rate 
of taxation within the limits thereof uniform, and reducing the ag- 
gregate rate of taxation in each district in which it exceeds five per 
cent, to five per cent. 

In ascertaining the aggregate rate of taxation, and reducing the 
same under the foregoing provision, taxes certified or levied for school 
building purposes shall not be included or taken into account in any 
manner, or for any purpose. The limitations herein contained shall 
apply only to assessments of property made under the provisions of 
this act. 

§ 50. The State Board of Equalization shall hereafter assemble 
annually on the first Tuesday after the tenth daj^ of September. 

§ 51. The State Board of Equalization may so lower or raise the 
total assessed value of property in any county as returned by the 
county clerk as shall make the property in such county bear a just 
relation to the assessed value of property in other counties of the 
State- Provided, That the total amount of such decrease or increase 
shall not exceed ten (10) per cent, of the total assessed value of all 
property in the State as returned for purposes of taxation. 

§ 52. The county clerk shall hereafter deliver to the town, district 
or county collectors the books for the collection of taxes on the tenth 
day of January following the year on which such taxes are levied, in- 
stead of the twentieth day of December of such year, as heretofore 
provided by law. 



EEVENUE. 53 



§ 58. All lists, schedules, returns and statements heretofore re- 
quired by law to be made between the first day of May and the first 
day of July by the assessors, or by the owner of property, or person 
required to list the same, shall hereafter be made between the first 
day of April and the first day of June of each year. 

The owner of personal property removing from one county, town, 
city, village or district to another between the first day of April and 
the first day of June shall be assessed in either in which he is first 
called upon by the assessor. The owner of personal property moving 
into this State from another state between the first day of April and 
the first day of June shall list the property owned by him on the first 
day of April in such year in the county, town, city, village or district 
in which he resides: Provided, If such person has been and can 
make it appear to the assessor that he is held for tax of the current 
year on the property in another state, county, town, city, village or 
district shall not be again assessed for said year. 

All dates and times for the doing or performing of any act or thing 
which prior to the taking effect of this act were fixed by law with 
reference to the assessment of taxes between the first day of May and 
the first day of July, or the State Board of Equalization meeting, on 
the second Tuesday of August, or the collector's warrants being re- 
turned to the collectors on the 20th day of December, are respectively 
changed so that such acts or things shall be done or performed in the 
manner required by law with reference to the respective dates fixed 
by this act for the assessment of taxes, meeting of the State Board 
of Equalization, or the delivery of the collector's warrants to the col- 
lector. 

Taxes upon real property, with penalties, interest and costs that 
shall accrue thereon, shall be a prior and first lien on such real prop- 
erty from and including the first day of April in the year in which 
the taxes are levied instead of the first day of May as heretofore, with 
all the rights and incidents relating to such lien which now are or 
hereafter may be provided bylaw: Provided, Nothing in this section 
contained shall change or afPect any rights or liabilities under any 
contract entered into before the taking effect of this act. 

The abstracts which the Auditor prior to the taking effect of this 
act was required by law to obtain on the first day of May from the 
United States land office in this State of lands entered and located, 
and from the Illinois Central railroad and canal offices of lands sold, 
shall hereafter be obtained by him on the first day of April in each 
year, or as soon thereafter as practicable, and the annual reports 
heretofore required by law to be made by the county clerk to the 
auditor of swamp and overflowed lands sold for the year ending on 
the first day of May shall hereafter be made for the year ending on 
the first day of April. 

§ 54. The board of assessors shall perform the duties and have 
the powers in relation to the assessment of property imposed upon 
or possessed by county or township assessors by law, and where the 
term assessor is used in this act it shall apply to such board of 



54 ' SCHOOLS. 



assessors and the members thereof, except in so far and in such 
cases as it is inconsistent with special provisions of tliis act in re- 
gard to the board of assessors and the members thereof, and the 
members of such board of assessors shall be subject to all the 
liabilities and jpenalties imposed upon assessors by this act. 

§ 55. All the provisions of the general revenue law in force prior 
to the taking effect of this act shall remain in force and be appli- 
cable to the assessment of propertj^ and collection of taxes except in 
so far as b}^ this act is otherwise expressly provided. 

§ 56. Wherever, in this act, the board of assessors or the board 
of review is authorized to act, such action may be taken by a ma- 
jority of said respective boards. 

§ 57. In counties of one hundred and twenty-tive thousand in- 
habitants or over the township assessors shall not have the power or 
duty of assessing property, except as otherwise provided in this act, 
but shall perform all other duties imx30sed upon them by law. 

§ 58. In case any county not now coming under the provisions 
of this act shall hereafter contain within its limits one hundred and 
twenty-five thousand or more inhabitants, as determined by the last 
school or federal census, such county shall at once come under the 
provisions of this act relating to counties of such population, and at 
the regular county election ensuing next after such contingency 
occurs, a board of five assessors and a board of review shall be 
elected, and all the provisions of this act shall then immediately 
appl}^ to such county. 

§ 59. An act entitled "An act to provide for the election of 
assessors in townships containing not less than forty thousand 
inhabitants in counties under township organization and fixing the 
compensation of such assessors," approved June 19, 1893, and in 
force July 1, 1893, and as amended, be, and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Approved Februarv 25, 1898. 



SCHOOLS. 



REVENUE AND TAXATION. 

? 1. Section 202, Act 188!i aiueuded. I i 202. Tax rate for orclinjirs' and buildina: 

pui'poses: limitation. 

An Act to (imeml an act entitled ''An act to e.^tabJisJi and maintain 
a system of free scJiools,'' approved and. in force Majj 21, 1889. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by tlie People of the State of Illinois, 
represented in tJie General Assembly, That section 202 of an act 
entitled "An act to establish and maintain a system of free public 



SCHOOLS. OO 



schools, approved and in force May 21, 1889," be amended to read as 
follows: 

§ 202. For the purpose of establishing and supporting free 
schools for not less than five nor more than nine months in each 
year, and defraying all the expenses of the same of every descrip- 
tion; for the purpose of repairing and improving school houses, of 
procuring furniture, fuel, libraries and apparatus, and for all other 
necessary incidental expenses in each district, village or city, any- 
thing in any special charter to the contrary notwithstanding, the 
directors of such district and the authorities of such village or city 
shall be authorized to levy a tax annually upon all the taxable prop- 
erty of the district, village or city not to exceed two per cent, for 
educational and three per cent, for building purposes, except to pay 
indebtedness contracted previous to the passage of this act, the valua- 
tion to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county 
taxes: Provided, That the proper authorities in cities of over one 
hundred thousand inhabitants shall be authorized to levy a tax an- 
nually upon all taxable property of such city of not to exceed two 
and one-half per cent, for educational and two and one-half per cent, 
for building purposes, the valuation to be ascertained as hereinl)efore 
provided. 

Approved February 24, 1898. 



56 JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 



JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 



Adjournment from December 24, 1897, to January 4, 1898. 

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein: That 
when the two Houses adjourn on Friday, December 24, 1897, that they stand 
adjourned until Tuesday, January 4, 1898, at 10 o'clock a. m. 

Adopted by the Senate December 23, 1897. 

Concurred in by the House of Representatives December 23, 1897. 



Adjournment sine die. 

Resolced by the House of Re}y>-esentatives, the Senate concurring therein: That 
when the House and Senate adjourn on Thursday, February 24, 1898, they 
stand adjourned without date. 

Adopted by the House of Representatives February 24, 1898. 

Concurred in by the Senate February 24, 1898. 



Concerning Battleship Maine. 

Whereas, The Governor has sent to the Senate a message relating t© the 
calamity which has overtaken the United States battleship Maine and the 
crew thereon; therefore, be it 

Resolned by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring tJierein: That, 
we, the Representatives of the People of the State of Illinois, do hereby 
express our sincere appreciation of the services of the gallant dead of our 
navy, and extend to the wounded and all persons affected by this sad affair 
our most sincere and profound sympathy. Be it further 

Resolved, That we hereby commend the Governor of this commonwealth 
for his timely and patriotic message, and he is hereby authorized to tender to 
the President of the United States all moral and material support that may 
be necessary in this emergency to maintain the proper dignity of our republic 
and the honor of the American flag. 

Adopted bv the Senate February 17, 1898. 

Concurred in by the House February 17, 1898. , 



JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 



Concerning Hospital for Insane, Bartonville. 

Whereas, The Fortieth Greneral Assembly in regular session made an ap- 
propriation of $247,750 for the construction, completion and maintenance of a 
hospital for the insane at Bartonville, Peoria county, Illinois; and 

Whereas, It has been ascertained that said building was being constructed 
upon an insufiieient foundation and that it would be detrimental to the inter- 
ests of the State to complete said building upon the site where it is now lo- 
cated; and 

Whereas, The appi-opriation bj' the said Geneaial Assembly provides for 
the completion of said building upon its present site; and 

Whereas, It is necessary for the comfort and care of a large number of 
insane persons now in the several almshouses of Illinois that said building be 
completed at the earliest possible moment for the relief of such persons: and 

Whereas, The Governor of Illinois has made a careful examination of said 
structure and all the facts and circumstances surrounding the same, and did, 
on the 4th day of January, 1898, send a special message to the General As- 
sembly calling attention to the condition of said institution and the need of 
its immediate completion, and making a request in reference to the appro- 
priation aforesaid; therefore, be it 

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Bepresentatices concurring : That it is 
the sense of the General Assembly that said institution should at once be com- 
pleted, and that said appropriation as made should be used for that purpose 
on such a site as maj^ be selected by the board of trustees of such institution 
upon the land at Bartonville now owned by the State of Illinois; be it further 

Resolved, That we concur in the recommendations of the Governor in said 
special message and accede to his request thei'ein; be it further 

Resolved, That the Governor is hereby authorized and requested to imme- 
diately proceed to the reconstruction of said building and its completion at 
the earliest possible moment, and that he use the appropriation made by this 
General Assembly, at its regular session, for said purpose. 

Adopted by the Senate January 5, 1898. 

Concurred in by the House February 2, 1898. 



Disfranchisement op Voters in Southern States. 

Whereas, A systematic effort has been and is being made in various south- 
ern states to disfran«hise thousands of colored voters, and to deprive them of 
those sacred rights and privileges which were and are pledged to them by the 
thirteenth (13) and fourteenth (14) amendments of the constitution of the 
United States; therefore, be it 

Resolved, by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein: That 
our United States Senators in Congress be, and they are hereby, requested to 
do all in their power to secure such national legislation as may be necessary 
to insure to the colored voters of said southern states all those rights and privi- 
leges guaranteed by the United States constitution; and we urge upon our 
Eepresentatives the great impoi'tance of maintaining inviolate all those rights 
conferred upon citizens of the United States, irrespective of race, color or 
previous condition; and we plead for equal justice to all citizens of this nation 
in the administration of the law the fair, free and full exercise of the right to 
vote at any and all local, state and national elections, and the entire enjoyments 
without let or hindrance, of life and liberty. 

Adopted bv the House of Representatives February 24, 1898. 

Concurred in by the Senate February 24, 1898. 



58 JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 



Endorsing Charles Page Bryan. 

Whereas, The President having appointed Charles Page Bryan as Minis- 
ter to China, 

Besolvedby the Senate, the Hoiise of Be^resentatives concurring therein: That, 
recognizing his high character, steiiing integrity and special fitness for diplo- 
matic service, we do hereby heartily endoi'se his selection. 

Adopted by the Senate December 21, 1897. 

Concurred in by the House of Representatives December 21, 1897. 



Hawaiian Islands. 

Whereas, On June 15, 1897, the President of the United States caused an 
annexation treaty to be negotiated with the Republic of Hawaii, which was, 
on the 16th day of June, 1897, transmitted to the Senate of the United States 
for confirmation; and 

Whereas, There are material advantages incidental to the possession 
and control of the Hawaiian Islands because of the recognized strategic value 
of their geographical position, and their commercial impoi-tance; and 

Whereas, Hawaiian civilization, commerce, education, material and social 
development are the direct result of American effort, making annexation de- 
sired on the part of both the peoples of the United States and the Hawaiian 
Republic; therefore be it 

JResolved, By the House of Bepresentatives of the Fortieth General Assembly, 
the Senate concurring therein: That we heartily commend the position taken by 
the Senators from this State in favor of annexation, and request their con- 
tinued exertion in this direction; and, should tlie matter be presented to Con- 
gress in the form of legislation, we i-equest the cooperation of the members 
from this State in the lower House of Congress; and 

Besolved, That this preamble and resolution be printed, and that the Clerk 
of the House directed to forward copies to the Senators and Representatives 
in Congress from this State. 

Adopted by the House of Representatives February 3, 1898. 

Concurred in by the Senate February 9, 1898. 



Law Students. 



Whereas, By a recent ruling of the Supreme Court of this State, law' 
students attending law colleges of the State, or otherwise studying law, have 
been deprived of the privilege of applying for a license to practice law unless 
they have read laAv for a period of three years; and 

Whereas, At the time of the matriculation of the aforesaid students in the 
aforesaid law colleges they were studying law under the then existing rule 
of the Supreme Court, and had made preparations, some of them at a great 
expense to them-elves and families, to graduate at the expiration of a two- 
years' course; and 

Whereas, The entering of the present rule works in the nature of an ex 
post facto or retroactive law ; and 

Whereas, The rule now existing is deemed an excellent one, and well cal- 
culated to promote the science and the study of the law, nevertheless works 
as to the students studying before the entering of the present rule a great 
hardship; be it therefore 

Besolved by the House of Bepresentatives of the Fortieth General Assembly, 
the Senate concurring therein: That it is the sense of this Assembly that the 
Supreme Court should so modify Rule 39 that said rule should not apply to 



JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 



any student who entered upon his studies in a law office or matriculated in a 
duly organized class in a law school in conformity to then existing laws and 
rules prior to the promulgation of said rule. 

Adopted by the House January 25, 1898. 

Concurred in by the Senate February 1, 1898. 



Levees in Mississippi Valley. 

Whereas, The unprecedented and long continued season of high water 
which has recently prevailed in the Mississippi river has caused the overflow 
of vast areas of country in the Mississippi valley, producing much suffering 
and loss of property, especially among the poorer classes of people; and 

Whereas, We recognize that the levees have been the only protection in 
the past, and are necessary for the protection of life and property in the 
Mississippi valley in the future; and 

Whereas, It is necessary that the present levees be heightened and be 
made Avider to give them sufficient strength to prevent breakage in extreme 
high floods; be it 

Hesolred Inj the Senate of the State of Illinois, the House of JRej^resentatives 
concurring therein: That our Senators and Eepresentativesin Congress be re- 
quested to use their efforts and influence to secure favorable action in Con- 
gress providing for the construction and improvement of the levee system to 
the Mississipi^i valley. 

Adopted by the Senate May 26, 1897. 

Concurred in by the House of Eepresentatives June 4, 1897. 

[Note— The foregoing resolution, passed at the regular session of the 40th General 
Assembly, was not filed with the Secretary of State in time to be printed with the Session 
Laws passed at the said regular session.] 



Lincoln Monumext in Washington. 

Whereas, The Hon. William Lorimer has introduced a bill in Congress 
appropriating $500,000 for the purpose of erecting a monument in Washington 
City to the memory of one who was once an honored citizen of our State, who 
was not only great in peace but great in war, who led this nation through 
four years of strife, who struck the shackles from four million enslaved human 
beings, who gave his life that "a nation of the people, by the people and for 
the people might not perish from the earth," the martyred President, 
Abraham Lincoln; and 

Whereas, It is meet and proper that such a monument should be erected 
at the capital of our country that the world may see and know that we love, 
honor and revere his memory, because he first loved and honored this nation; 
and 

Whereas, Illinois should be the first State to express approval of said bill; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved by tJte Senate, the Hottsc concurring therein: That we extend to the 
Hon. William Lorimer our sincere thanks for his patriotic action in intro- 
ducing said bill; and we respectfully request and urge our Senators and Eep- 
resentatis'esin Congress to work and vote to secure the early passage of said 
bill. 

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate is hereby instructed to send a 
certified copy of these resolutions to each of the Senators and members of 
Congress from this State. 

Adopted by the Senate February 10, 1898. 

Conctirred in by the House February 24, 1898. 



■60 JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 



National Military Park. 

Whereas, Fifty-four regiments of Illinois infantry, eleven regiments of Illi- 
nois cavalry and thirteen batteries of Illinois artillery participated in the cam- 
paign and siege of Vicksburg; and 

Whereas, No other operation of the war of the rebellion assembled under 
one command so great a number of Illinois soldiers; and 

Whereas, Illinois was preeminent in the campaign and siege of Vicksburg, 
in that she furnished the commander of the Union forces there engaged, many 
gallant and distinguished subordinate commanders and a greater number of 
troops than any other state; and 

Whereas, The establishment of a National Military Park at Vicksburg will 
be an enduring memorial to the patriotism and valor of Illinois soldiers and 
an appropriate monument to the great Illinois commander whose genius 
planned the A^icksburg campaign and brilliantly carried it to a successful issue; 
therefore 

Resolved, by the Hoiise of Bepresentatives, the Senate concurring therein: That 
the General Assembly of the State of Illinois again endorses the bill to estab- 
lish a National Military Park to eommemorate the campaign, siege and defense 
of Vicksburg, respectfully petitions that it be passed during the present ses- 
sion of Congress, and requests the Senators and members of the House of 
Representatives in Congress from Illinois to labor earnestly to secure its 
passage. 

Hesolvecl, That the Secretary of State be and is hereby instructed to send a 
copy of this resolution to the Senators and members of the House of Repre- 
sentatives in Congress from Illinois; to William McKinley, President of the 
United States; to Thomas B. Reed, speaker of the House of Representatives; 
to Joseph R. Hawley, chairman of the Senate committee on military affairs, 
and to John A. T. Hull, chairman of the House committee on military aflPairs. 

Adopted by the House of Representatives February 16, 1898. 

Concurred in by the Senate February 23, 1898. 



Postal Savings Banks. 

Eesoloed bij the House of Representatives of the State of Illinois, the Senate 
concurring therein : That our Senators and Representatives in the Congress of 
the United States be and they are hereby requested and urged to use every 
effort for the enactment into law of the postal savings bank bill, recom- 
mended by Pi'esident McKinley and endorsed by the people throughout the 
country, now pending before Congress. 

Adopted by the House of Representatives February 2, 1898. 

Concurred in by the Senate February 10, 1898. 



Urging Appropriation for Corn Exhibitions. 

Whereas, There are great accumulations of corn in the granai'ies of this 
country, with correspondingly low prices; any increase of the market for this 
product of the farm would tend toward better prices, and would directly 
benefit the farmers of the great corn growing states, of which Illinois is one; 
and 

Whereas, Success in almost all lines of business is largely dependent upon 
a prosperous agriculture; and 

Whereas, It is proposed that corn expositions shall be held in some of the 
principal cities of this and foreign countries, where all the products of corn 
shall be exhibited, and where free schools will be held for the instruction in 



JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 61 



the domestic use of corn as food, and efforts made whereby the market for 
corn and its products shall be extended in this and foreig'n countries; there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved bi/ the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring therein: 
That we coi'dially favor and endorse the movement for such corn expositions, 
and join in the request to Congress to take favorable action upon this im- 
portant subject, either by direct appropriation, or by setting aside for this 
purpose the sum of $100,000 now annually expended in seed distribution. 

Adopted by the Senate December 138, 1897. 

Concurred in by the House January 4, 1898. 



62 



CERTIFICATE. 



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, i ., 
State of Illinois, i'*^"' 

Office of the Secretary of State. 

I, James A. Rose, Secretary of State of the State of Illinois, do hereby cer- 
tify that the foregoing: Acts aad Joint Resolutions of the Foi'tieth G-eneral 
Assembly of the State of Illinois, passed and adopted at the Extra Session 
thereof, are true and correct copies of the original acts and joint resoluious, 
now on file in the office of the Secretary of State, save and except such words, 
letters and figures as are printed in brackets, thus: [ ]. 

In Witness Whereof-, I hereunto set my hand and affix tlie 
[seal] Great Seal of State. Done at the Capitol, in the city of 

Springfield, this 9th day of March, A. D. 1898. 





'€^-^LJU^ 



Secretary of State. 



INDEX. 



63 



INDEX TO LAWS. 



Page 

ABSTRACTS: 

To be obtained by Auditor by April 
1st 5; 

APPORTIONMENT: 

Senatorial I 



APPROPRIATIONS : 

Attorney General 6 

Charitable Institutions— 

Soldiers' and Sailors' Home 9 i 

General Assembly— 

Employes 7,8 

Extra printing- and binding 8 

Incidental expenses 9 

Members and officers 7 



ASSESSMENT: 

Act for, of property. 



34 



ASSESSORS: 

Act of 1898, relating to. repealed 54 

Board of. created , 37 

County treasurers to be ej\ officio 36 

ATTORNEY GENERAL: 

Appropriation tJ 

AUDITOR: 

To obtain abstracts by April 1st 53 

BOARD OF REVIEW: 

Created 

Duties 



46 

BOARDS, STATE: 

Et(ualization, date of annual meeting 52 

CANDIDATES, NOMINATION OF: 

Amends section 3, Act 1891 10 



CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS: 
Appropriation— 
Soldiers' and Sailors' Home 

COUNTY TREASURER: 

-£'.'• officio assessor 

-Ex officio supervisor of assessments. 



ELECTIONS: 

Nomination of candidates. Act 1891 
amended 10 



Page. 
ELECTIONS-C'oHc?(((?(;(?. 

Primary— 

Regulating 11 

EXPENSES, INCIDENTAL: 

Appropriation 9 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 
Appropriations— 

Employes 7,8 

Extra printing and binding 8 

Incidental expenses 9 

Members and officers 7 

INHERITANCE TAX CASES: 

Appropriation 6 

PRIMARY ELECTIONS: 

Regulating u 

PRINTING: 

Appropriation for extra ^i 

REVENUE: 

Act for asses.smeut of property 34 

Anntial tax levy for school purposes. 54 

SCHOOLS: 

Act 1889. relating to annual tax levy. 

amended 54 

Taxes levied for school buildings 52 

SENATORIAL: 

, Districts.^ 3 

SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' HOME:' 
Appropriation 9 

STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION: 
Date of annual meeting 52 

STATE'S ATTORNEYS: 

To punish violators of "Assessment 
Act 51 

SUPERVISOR OF ASSESSMENTS: 

County treasurer shall be e.r officio ... 36 

TREASURER, COUNTY. 

Ex officio assessor 36 

JiJx officio supervisor of assessments. 36 



INDEX TO JOINT EESOLUTIONS. 



Page. 

Adjournment from December 24 to Janu- 
ary 4, 1898 56 

Adjournment sine die 56 

Battleship Maine 56 

Bryan, Charles Page 58 

Corn exhibitions 60 

Disfranchisement of voters 57 



Page . 

Hawaiian Islands 58 

Hospital for Insane. B^-.rtonville 57 

Law students 58 

Levees in Mississippi V^ alley 59 

Lincoln monument in Washington 59 

NatiouHl Military Park CO 

Postal savings banks 60 















ft3sa;j?s 



V>r..^1v^ 7 3 



3g>-'«::i]^ 






»iu}^*r^ 



^«^v