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Plaines rivernelow Joliet: arseilles damoment will
engaged in erecting a dam at the head of the tion and protection of the rights of the private inIllinois river and the immediate mouth of the Des terests concerned. Plaines river, opposite Dresden Heights, some | "If such action is not taken and the legislative twelve miles below Joliet. The fall from the head measures enacted at your present session in relaof Lake Joliet to the Marseilles dam is about tion to waterways do not go into effect until July twenty-six feet and the proposed development will 1 next, in what position will the waterway interutilize fourteen to sixteen feet only until the river ests of the state be found when in November folbed is radically improved. It will further compli lowing the proposed constitutional amendment is cate and add materially to the cost of a deep wa submitted to the people? If, instead of the assurterway. It is presumed that the structure was not ance that the total water-power development will located farther down the stream, in view of the become public property, it appears that at the outestablished character of the Illinois river as a set a very large fraction thereof has been allowed navigable stream and the contention that the Des to pass into private hands, and if it further apPlaines river is not navigable.
pears that the right of the state to its recovery "The dam at Marseilles was built under authority can be determined only after protracted litigation of an act of the general assembly, approved March which, if unsuccessful, would subject the state to 9, 1867, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Mar- the necessity of enormous expenditure in acquiring seilles Land and Water-Power company, and all by condemnation proceedings the property in which public rights have been guarded in the following private rights had been permitted to vest, it is not proviso of section 4: “This act shall not be so held difficult to foresee what would become of the proor construed as to prevent the state from taking posal for the issuance of $20,000,000 in bonds which possession of said dam or removing it at any time has been suggested by your honorable body for for improving said Illinois river for purposes of submission to the voters. navigation and without any compensation therefor "I therefore strongly urge that such measures as in case of its removal, but said company shall be may be deemed by your honorable body proper and paid a reasonable compensation therefor in case competent to meet the present emergency in relasaid dam is so constructed that it can be used in tion to the waterway interests of the state may be improving said river, and when so taken said com passed as emergency legislation." pany shall cease to have any right or authority to
MESSAGE OF NOV. 26. construct any other dam or dams.' "The owners of the Marseilles dam claim an
Nov. 26 Gov. Deneen addressed another message
to the general assembly in which he called attenavailable head of sixteen feet; this, together with
tion to the opinion of the attorney-general to the the twenty-six feet between Lake Joliet and Mar.
effect that the Economy Light and Power company seilles, which will be virtually confiscated by the
had acquired a valid twenty-year leasehold in the proposed dam at the head of the Illinois, covers
bed of the Des Plaines river and that the ques. an aggregate fall of forty-two feet or some 49
tion of the navigability of that stream was one of per cent of the total fall between the sanitary district power station and Utica and some 60 per cent
fact which could not be affected by statutory enact
ment. The governor cited history and legal precof that between the head of Lake Joliet and Utica. So large a deduction from the total available
edents to the contrary and urged the legislature
to pass laws declaring or recognizing the navigapower would render abortive the proposed financial
bility of streams so as to settle the policy of the scheme of the state. It is important to know
state in reference to the question. whether private rights can vest against the long
In response to the message the senate passed the determined public policy which the state and the
house (Allen) bill declaring the Des Plaines and United States are now ready to consummate.
Illinois rivers navigable streams. "Such being the situation it has come to my knowledge that dam construction work is being
DEEP-WATERWAYS CONVENTION. pushed at Dresden Heights, and I am furthermore Nearly 3.000 delegates representing thirty-two credibly informed that the contractors engaged in states held a deep-waterways convention Oct. 4 and this work have agreed to complete it before the 5, 1907, in Memphis, Tenn. Many governors, sen1st of July, 1908. The significance of this action is ators and congressmen were present and took part plain and the consummation of this manifest at in the proceedings. The convention was addressed tempt to secure vested rights inimical to the pub Oct. 4 by President Roosevelt, who spoke strongly lic interests and fatal to the success of the consti in favor of improving the waterways of the coun: tutional amendment programme of the general as try. Resolutions were passed demanding a foursembly in reference to waterway and water-power teen foot waterway from Chicago to the gulf as a development should be prevented. This can only public necessity, calling upon congress for promp be done effectually through the passage of emer action and indorsing the proposition to expend $50. gency legislation which will enable the state now 000,000 for improving the rivers and harbors of the to assert and determine its right in the premises. country. The contract plan for constructing the This is necessary not only for the protection of the canal was favored. The next convention is to be rights of the public but also for the proper defini- | held in Chicago in 1908.
RAILROAD STRIKES PREVENTED BY MEDIATION.
In the spring of 1907 various classes of employes Ten hours to constitute a day's work, provided on the railroads of the United States threatened to the distance of 100 miles is covered. Additional strike for higher wages and shorter hours. President work to be paid as overtime pro rata. “Pusher" Roosevelt intervened by sending Charles P. Neill, and construction train service to be paid for on a commissioner of labor, and Martin A. Knapp, basis_10 per cent higher than at present. chairman of the interstate-commerce commission, to In England a similar situation developed during Chicago, to bring about an agreement between the the summer and fall and but for the successful railroad managers and the train-service employes. intervention of David Lloyd-George, president of This they succeeded in doing and the agreement the board of trade, a strike involving 600,000 railwas made April 4. The terms arranged were as way employes would have resulted. Through his follows: Passenger conductors to be raised $10 niediation at the proper moment the railroad manper month: baggagemen. $7.50 per month and agers and the representatives of the railway embra kemen and flagmen, $6.50 per month; freight | ploves' union were brought together and their dif. conductors and brakemen, increase of 10 per cent. ferences arranged by arbitration,
"CLOSED" HOURS ON BRIDGES OF CHICAGO.
Following are the hours when the bridges of Chi- | north branch from Kinzie to Halsted street, and cago are closed to river traffic: Bridges on the I on the south branch from 12th street to Halsted main river, on the south branch as far south as street, 6 to 7 a. m, and 5:30 to 6:30 p. m.; all 12th street, and on the north branch to Kinzie | other bridges from 6 to 7 a. m, and 6 to 7 p. m. street, 6:30 to 8:30 a. m, and 5 to 7 p. m.; on the
MUNICIPAL COURT OF CHICAGO.
Municipal Court Building—148 Michigan avenue. Chief Justice-Harry Olson.
ceedings for the arrest, examination and commitChief Clerk-Homer K. Galpin.
ment of persons charged with criminal offenses Chief Bailiff-Thomas M. Hunter.
and proceedings pertaining to search warrants. Judges-Terms expire in 1912: Harry Olson, chief justice: Freeman K. Blake, William W. Maxwell,
COSTS IN CIVIL CASES. Judson F. Going. William M. Gemmill, William 1. In cases of the first class the plaintiff shall N. Cottrell, Edwin K. Walker, Edward A. Dick pay $8 to the clerk when suit is begun and $6 er. Isadore H. Himes, Arnold Heap. Terms ex
more if he asks for a jury trial. pire in 1910: John W. Houston, John H. Hume, 2. In cases of the second class the plaintiff at John R. Newcomer, McKenzie Cleland, John C.
the time of the bringing of the transcript of the Scovel, Stephen A. Foster, Frank Crowe, Mancha
record to the Municipal court shall pay $1 and $6 Bruggemeyer, Michael F. Griffin. Terms expire
more if he files a demand for a jury. in 1908: Henry C. Beitler, Frank P. Sadler, Max
3. In cases of the first class the defendant at Eberhart, Frederick L. Fake, Jr.. Adelor J. Petit,
the time of the filing of his appearance shall pay Charles N. Goodnow, Oscar M. Torrison, Hosea to the clerk $5 and if he asks for a jury $6 addiW. Wells, Thomas B. Lantry.
tional. Salaries-Chief justice, $7,500 a year; associate 4. In any case of the fourth class the plaintiff
justices, $6,000; clerk, $5.000; chief deputy clerk, at the time of beginning suit shall pay to the $2,500; other clerks, $1,800; bailiff, $5,000; chief
clerk of the court $2 when the amount claimed deputy bailiff. $2,500; other bailitis, $1,500.
does not exceed $200; $5 if the amount exceeds Civil Courts-First district, 148 Michigan avenue; $500 and does not exceed $1,000, and $2 in a case second district, 8855 and 8857 Exchange avenue, of forcible entry and detainer. If a jury is asked South Chicago.
$6 additional must be paid. Criminal Courts-First district: Branches 1 and 2,
5. In any case of the fourth class the defendant criminal court building; Harrison street branches
at the time of his appearance shall pay to the 1 and 2, Harrison and LaSalle streets; Desplaines
clerk $2 if the amount claimed by the plaintiff street branches 1 and 2, 19 and 21 Desplaines exceeds $200 and the further sum of $6 if he (the street; Maxwell street branches 1 and 2, Max | defendant) asks for a jury. well and Morgan streets; Hyde Park branch,
6. The costs to be paid for the services of the 5223 Lake avenue: 35th street branch, 838-848 35th
bailiffs, sheriffs and coroners shall be $1.75 for street: West Chicago avenue branch, 235 West
each person upon whom service is made and in Chicago avenue; East Chicago avenue branch,
cases where any levy is to be made $1.75 addi242 East Chicago avenue; Sheffield avenue branch, tional: other costs shall be the same as in the 687 Sheffield a venue: Wentworth avenue branch, Circuit court. 6347 Wentworth avenue; Logan square branch, 7. In any case of the fourth class the party de2175 Milwaukee avenue. Second district: 8855 livering to the bailiff any paper to be served shall 8857 Exchange avenue, South Chicago.
pay him $1 for each defendant named upon whom JURISDICTION. .
service is to be made, and in cases of writs of
attachment, replevin or execution the further sum 1. All actions on contracts when the amount
of $1 when any levy is made, and shall also pay claimed by the plaintiff exceeds $1,000; all actions
for the actual expense of seizing and caring for for the recovery of personal property the value of
property. which exceeds $1.000; all actions for the recovery
8. In any case the party securing any certified of damages for the conversion of personal prop
copy of the record shall pay to the clerk the same erty when the amount sought to be recovered ex
fees as are paid to the clerk of the Circuit court ceeds $1,000.
for similar services. 2. All cases which may be transferred to it by 9. In any case of the fourth class the bailiff, the Circuit and Superior courts of Cook county. as commissions on moneys realized by execution,
3. All criminal cases in which the punishment shall collect from the defendant in the execution is by fine or imprisonment otherwise than in the 5 per cent upon the money realized if it does not penitentiary and all criminal cases which may be
exceed $100, but if it exceeds $100 the amount shall prosecuted otherwise than by indictment by a
be 5 per cent on the first $100 and 3 per cent upon grand jury.
the excess over $100. 4. All civil actions, quasi-criminal actions ex
10. All other costs not specified shall be the cepted, for the recovery of money only, where the
same as in the Circuit court. amount does not exceed $1,000; all actions for the
COSTS IN CRIMINAL CASES. recovery of personal property the value of which does not exceed $1.000; all actions of forcible de.
Costs in criminal and quasi-criminal cases and tainer and all actions and proceedings of which
proceedings in the Municipal court instituted in justices of the peace were formerly given jurisdic
the name of the people or of any state or county tion where the amount sought to be recovered does
officers shall be: not exceed $1,000.
1. Clerk's fees for all services rendered by him, $6.
2. Bailiff's fees the same as those which may 5. Quasi-criminal actions.
now or hereafter be fixed by law for the sheriff 6. Proceedings for the prevention of crime; pro- | in counties of the third class for similar services.
ense of ade anche furt, Writs of
hers 8, 82,
THE CHICAGO ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.
In Lincoln park, opposite Center street.
H. Blatchford. Charles Dickinson, Thomas C. President --Dr. Thomas C. Chamberlin.
Chamberlin (ex officio) and Sanford T. Simmons Secretary--Charles H. Blatchford.
(ex officio). Curator-Frank C. Baker. Trustees-Joseph R. Putnam, Charles F. Gunther, The museum is open from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. on
Ira J. Geer, Louis E. Laflin, Charles S. Raddin, weekdays and from 1 to 5 p. m. on Sundays. Henry J. Furber, Jr., Charles A. Heath, Charles | There is no charge for admission.
SECRETARY TAFT'S TRIP AROUND THE WORLD.
William H. Taft, secretary of war, left Seattle Sept. 12, 1907, and made a trip around the world by way of Japan, China, the Philippines, Russia and Germany. His particular mission was to assist at the opening ceremonies of the Philippine
assembly at Manila Oct. 16. Among the places he stopped at, where he was the recipient of much attention, were Tokyo, Shanghai, Hongkong. Manila, Vladivostok, Irkutsk and Moscow.
NEW CHICAGO TELEPHONE ORDINANCE AND RATES.
Durchase with any otate agreemeans. The period o? pries or Jan. Plant of thcompany.® of division of
Passed by city council Nov. 6, 1907. The Chicago Telephone company is authorized to
RESIDENCE TELEPHONES. operate its telephone wires in the city until Jan. For a single-party line, including all outgoing 2. 1929. Its books and records are to be open for messages, $18 per quarter. examination by the city comptroller and its ac
For a two-party line, $14 per quarter. counts may be audited for the purpose of verify
NICKEL PREPAID SERVICE. ing the statement of gross receipts, of which 3
Nickel prepayment service with outgoing mes. per cent is to be paid into the city treasury as
| sages at 5 cents each, as follows:
One-party line, at a guaranty of 20 cents a day, compensation for the franchise. The city is to
I including four messages. have free telephone service. The city reserves to Two-party line. at a guaranty of 1242 cents a itself the right to change the rates or tolls from
day, including two and a half messages time to time and to modify the rules and regula
Two-party line, for residences only, at a guartions. It is provided, however, that such changes
anty of 10 cents a day, including two messages. shall not be made to continue for a period o!
Four-party line, for residences only, at a guarmore than or of less than five years. The company
anty of 5 cents per day, including one message. shall not make any rate agreements or division of
: PUBLIC TELEPHONE SERVICE. territory with any other company. The right to purchase the plant of the company on Jan. 1,
The charge for a single conversation or message 1919, or Jan. 1, 1924, is reserved to the city, the
from any telephone in Chicago to any other tele. price to be fixed by appraisers. The maximum
phone in the city shall not exceed 5 cents. rates fixed by the ordinance are as follows:
NEIGHBORHOOD EXCHANGE SERVICE. BUSINESS TELEPHONES.
The company may maintain local or neighborhood
exchanges and shall establish them wherever the FLAT RATE .
city council may direct. Any subscriber in any For a single-party line with the right to the such exchange may communicate with any teleunlimited use of the same, $125 a year.
phone within the city limits outside the neigh
borhood district, for which a charge of 5 cents MEASURED RATE.
may be made for each period of 5 minutes or For a single-party line, including 1,200 outgoing fraction thereof. The rates per month for loca! conversations or messages, $60 a year.
exchange service, including all outgoing messages For the next 2,400 outgoing messages, or any under yearly contracts, shall not exceed the folpart thereof, during the year, 3 cents each.
lowing: For all outgoing messages in excess of 3,600 Line.
Business. Residence. during the year, 2 cents each.
$3.00 Every subscriber who will contract to pay for Two-party ...............
2.00 7,200 outgoing messages a year at the above rates Four-party ........................... 2.00
1.50 shall be furnished with a second single-party line
TOLL SERVICE. without extra charge, and every subscriber shall be furnished with an additional single-party line
The company shall not charge more than 10 cents without extra charge for each 6,000 outgoing mes
for each conversation or message up to three minsages he will contract to pay for, in addition to
utes (and not more than 5 cents for each addithe 7,200 during the year at the rate of 2 cents
tional minute), transmitted from any telephone in
Chicago to any other telephone outside the city each. A single-party line or lines, including the right
but within fifteen miles of the present city hall, to transmit outgoing messages without limit and
or within one mile of the city limits and within without any charge per message, shall be furnished
the state of Illinois. at $1 per day each. Subscribers to single-party
METERS. lines at this rate shall be deemed subscribers to The company shall install in connection with measured service. Every subscriber to measured each measured service line of its subscribers a survice shall also be furnished with as many sin meter" which shall prove effective in actual use for gle-party lines as he may demand at the rate of accurately recording the number of outgoing mes$6 per quarter for each line.
sages over the line.
MAYORS OF LARGE CITIES.
Albany, N. Y.-Charles H. Gaus, Rep.
Milwaukee, Wis.-S. M. Becker, Rep. Allegheny, Pa.-James G. Wyman, Cit.
Minneapolis, Minn.-David P. Jones, Rep. Baltimore, Md.-Barry Mahool, Dem.
Nashville, Tenn.--T. 0. Morris, Dem. Boston, Mass.-George A. Hibbard, Rep.
Newark, N. J.-H. M. Doremus, Rep. Buffalo, N. Y.-J. N. Adams, Dem.
New Haven, Conn.-John P. Studley, Rep. Camden, N. J.-Charles H. Ellis, Rep.
New Orleans, La.-Martin Behrman, Dem. · Charleston, S. C.-R. G. Rhett, Dem.
New York, N. Y.-G. B. McClellan. Dem. Chicago, Ill.-Fred A. Busse, Rep.
Omaha, Neb.-James C. Dahlman, Dem. Cincinnati, 0.-Leopold Markbreit, Rep.
Paterson, N. J.-J. McBride, Dem. Cleveland, 0.-Tom L. Johnson, Dem.
Peoria, Ill.-A. B. Tolson, Dem. Columbus, 0.-Charles A. Bond, Rep.
Philadelphia, Pa.-John E. Reyburn, Rep. Dayton, 0.-Edward Burkhardt, Dem.
Pittsburg, Pa.-George W. Guthrie, Cit. Denver, Col.- Robert W. Speer, Dem.
Portland, Ore.-Harry Lane, Dem. Des Moines, Iowa-George W. Mattern, Rep.
Providence, R. 1.-Elisha Dyer, Rep. Detroit, Mich.-George P. Codd, Rep.
Reading, Pa.-Edwin R. Gerber, Dem. Duluth, Minn.-Marcus B. Cullum, Dem.
Richmond, Va.-C. McCarthy, Dem. Fall River, Mass.-J. T. Coughlin, Dem.
Rochester, N. Y.-H. H. Edgerton, Rep. Fort Wayne, Ind.-H. C. Berghoff, Dem.
St. Louis, Mo.-Rolla Wells, Dem. Galveston, Tex.-H. A. Landis, * Dem.
St. Paul, Minn.--Robert A. Smith, Dem. Grand Rapids, Mich.-George E. Ellis, Rep.
Salt Lake City, Utah-J. S. Bransford, Am. Hartford, Conn.-William F. Henney, Rep.
San Antonio, Tex.-Bryan Callaghan, Dem. Indianapolis, Ind.-C. A. Bookwalter. Rep.
San Francisco, Cal.-Edw. R. Taylor, Dem. Jersey City, N. J.-H. 0. Wittpen, Dem.
Seattle, Wash.-William Hickman, Dem. Kansas City, Mo.-H. M. Beardsley, Rep.
Springfield, Ill.---Roy R. Reece. Rep. Lincoln, Neb.-F. W. Brown, Dem.
Springfield, Mass.-F. W. Dickinson, Rep. Los Angeles, Cal.-Owen McAleer, Rep.
Toledo, 0.-Brand Whitlock. Ind. Louisville. Ky.-J. F. Grinstead, Rep.
Trenton, N. J.-Dr. Waller Madden. Dem. Lowell, Mass.-James B. Casey, Dem.
Troy, N. Y.-Elias P. Mann, Rep. Memphis, Tenn.-James H. Malone, Dem.
Wilmington, Del.-Horace Wilson, Rep, *President board of commissioners,
ILLINOIS LEGISLATION IN 1907.
Summary of important laws passed by the 45th general'assembly at its regular biennial session. ACCUMULATION OF TRUSTS.
onment for twenty to fifty days. In all proseNo person or persons shall by any deed, will or
cutions under the act it shall not be necessary otherwise dispose of any real or personal property
to state the kind of liquor sold, nor to describe in such manner that the rent, issues, profits or
the place where sold, nor to show the knowledge produce thereof shall be wholly or partially accu
of the principal, to convict for the acts of an
agent, but it shall be sufficient to state in that remulated for any longer term than the life or lives of the grantor or grantors, or for any longer than
gard that the act complained of took place in the the term of twenty-one years from the death of
antisaloon district. Druggists may be granted any such grantor, devisor or testator, or for any
licenses to sell liquor for medicinal, mechanical,
sacramental and chemical purposes only, providing longer than during the minority or minorities of
they keep books showing the name of purchaser any person or persons who shall be living at the time of the death of such grantor, or for any
and other details of each sale. (Approved May longer than during the minority only of any per
TWO-CENT-FARE LAW. son who, under the uses or trusts of the deed or will, would, for the time being, if of full age,
... It shall hereafter be unlawful for any corporabe entitled to the rents, issues and profits or the
tion or company engaged in the carriage of pasinterest, dividends or annual produce so directed
sengers upon any railroad between points in this to be accumulated. (Approved May 24, 1907.)
state to charge in excess of 2 cents per mile for EDUCATIONAL COMMISSION.
the carriage of adult passengers, where a passen
ger has purchased a ticket entitling him to carThe governor shall nominate and appoint six
riage, or in excess of 1 cent per mile for the carpersons representing the various phases of edu
riage of a passenger under 12 years of age, where cational work in the state, who, together with the
such passenger has purchased a ticket entitling superintendent of public instruction, shall con
him to carriage; provided that the charge in no stitute a commission to be known as the educational
case shall be less than 5 cents, and in determin. commission. It shall be the duty of its members
ing the charge fractions of less than one-half mile to make a thorough investigation of the common
shall be disregarded and all other fractions countschool system of Illinois and of such other school
ed as a mile. If any passenger shall have failed systems as may be deemed advisable and submit
to purchase a ticket entitling him to carriage, a to the 46th general assembly a report, including
rate of 3 cents a mile may be charged. For any such suggestions, recommendations, revisions, ad
violation of this act such corporation or company ditions, corrections and amendments as they may
shall pay a penalty of not less than $25 nor more deem necessary. (Approved May 25, 1907.)
than $100. (Approved May 27, 1907.) STATE BANK LAW.
TEACHERS' PENSION FUND. Sections 4, 5, 10 and 11 are amended substantially as follows: Each director shall take an There shall be created in cities having a popu. oath of fealty to the bank with which he is con lation exceeding 100,000 a public school teachers' nected that he will diligently perform his duties pension and retirement fund to be managed by a as director; that he will not violate nor knowingly board of nine trustees, two of whom shall be permit any violation of the state banking law, members of the board of education and seven of and that he is the bona fide owner of ten shares whom shall be elected by the teachers. The genof the capital stock of the bank. This oath shall eral provisions of the act are similar to others be filed in the office of the state auditor. The establishing pension funds for city employes. (Apauditor may refuse to allow a new bank to begin proved May 24, 1907.) business when he is not satisfied with the personal character of the officers and directors.
: PENITENTIARY COMMISSION. The total liabilities to any bank of any person,
The governor shall appoint a commission of corporation or firm for money borrowed shall at
three, to be known as the penitentiary commisno time exceed 30 per cent of the capital actually
sion, whose duty it shall be to select and obtain paid in. Every loan made in violation of this
for the state a suitable site for the relocation of provision shall be due and payable according to
the Illinois state penitentiary and the Illinois its terms, but every director who permits or as
asylum for insane criminals at or near the city of sents to such violation shall be held liable in his
Joliet. The site must contain not less than 2,000 personal capacity for all damages resulting to the
acres in one body. After it has been acquired the bank in consequence.
commission shall have charge of the preparation It shall not be lawful for any bank to loan to its
of the plans for the necessary new buildings and president or other officers or employes or to cor
their erection, the total cost of which, together porations or firms controlled by them until an ap
with the cost of the site and of a system of sewplication for such loan shall have been first ap
erage and water supply, shall not exceed in the proved by the board of directors. The state audi
aggregate $2,000,000. In the construction of the tor is given the power of summary suspension of
buildings convict labor may be employed as far as a bank under suspicion.
practicable. (Approved June 5, 1907.) LOCAL-OPTION LAW.
HOMES FOR CHILDREN. Upon the filing of a petition signed by not less than one-fourth of the legal voters in any polit The board of county commissioners or board of ical subdivision or district to submit to the voters supervisors in any county shall have the power the proposition, “Shall this [district] become anti to establish a detention home for the temporary saloon territory?" the proposition shall be so sub care of dependent, delinquent or truant children mitted, and if approved by a majority of those and to levy a tax for its establishment and mainvoting thereon the district shall become anti tenance; provided, this act is adopted by a masaloon territory on the thirtieth day after the elec jority of legal voters of the county in which it is tion. It shall not be lawful to sell liquor or to proposed to establish such a home. (Approved May grant any license for selling liquor in such ter 13, 1907.) ritory. Fines of from $20 to $200 and imprisonment of from ten to ninety days are provided for
CARE AND CURE OF THE INSANE. violators of the law. The giving away or deliv The state commissioners of public charities are ery of any intoxicating liquor, or the taking of required to divide the state into districts for the orders at or within antisaloon territory, or other purpose of regulating the admission of patients device to evade any provision of the act shall be into state hospitals for the insane. Provision is held to be unlawful selling. All places where made for transfers from one district to another, intoxicating liquor is sold in violation of this act for the erection of additional buildings where shall be held to be common nuisances and may be more room is needed and for the proper clothing abated as such. Any person keeping such place is and care of patients under all circumstances. (Apsubject to fines of from $50 to $100 and to impris. I proved June 4, 1907.)
tution four yearlier factory,
THE FLAG AND ADVERTISING.
of factory inspection." The governor shall 'appoint The desecration, mutilation or the improper use
a chief state factory inspector, whose duty it shall of the United States flag or any state flag of Illinois
be to secure the enforcement of all laws relating by placing upon it any advertising or using it in
to the inspection of factories, mills, mercantile connection with advertising of any kind is pro
establishments, workshops and commercial instihibited under penalty of a fine of from $10 to $100
tutions. His salary shall be $3,000 a year and his and costs or imprisonment for thirty days or less,
term four years. The governor shall also appoint or both. (Approved May 25, 1907.)
an assistant chief factory inspector at a salary of
$1,500 a year and twenty-five deputy factory inREGISTRATION OF NURSES.
spectors at $1,200 each per year, and an attorney The governor shall appoint a board of five grad for the department at a salary of $1,500 per year. uate nurses to be known as the state board of
The state shall be divided into inspection districts examiners of registered nurses, whose duty it shall
and a deputy inspector shall be assigned to eacli be to establish a uniform and reasonable standard
by the chief inspector. (Approved June 3, 1907.) of instruction in training schools for nurses, de
ACCIDENT REPORTS. termine the reputability of such schools, hold examinations for the registration of nurses and issue It shall be the duty of a person or firm employing certificates to each duly qualified applicant. Every laborers, artisans, mechanics, miners, clerks or applicant for registration shall be at least 23 years other employes to make report to the state bureau old and of good moral character. The fee for act of labor statistics of every serious injury entailing ing on an application is $10. Prior to July 1, 1910, a loss of thirty or more days' time, injury or nurses who are otherwise qualified and have grad death of every employe caused by accident while lated from reputable training schools shall be en in the performance of his duty within thirty days titled to registration without examination. (An- after such accident. (Approved May 24, 1907.) proved May 2, 1907.)
PROTECTION OF STRUCTURAL WORKERS. FEES OF STATE'S ATTORNEYS.
This act makes elaborate provisions for the safe. Each state's attorney in counties of the third | ty of persons engaged in the construction of buildclass (Cook county), hereafter to be elected, at ings, bridges and viaducts by requiring proper scafthe end of each quarter of the year after enter folding, ladders, floors, placards and other devices. ing upon the duties of his office and within ten (Approved June 3, 1907.) days after the expiration of his term of office shall pay all fees collected into the county treas
SAFETY OF COAL MINERS. ury. (Approyed May 17, 1907.)
Various acts providing for the health and safety
of persons employed in the coal mines of the state COOK COUNTY SALARIES.
are amended in the direction of further precauThe clerks of all courts of record, the treasurer, tions against accidents. The limit of recovery for sheriff, coroner and recorder of deeds of Cook death in mine accidents is raised from $5,000 to county shall receive the following salaries, to be $10,000. paid out of the fees of their respective offices ac
COOK COUNTY ACCOUNTS. tually collected: Clerks of Circuit, Superior, Criminal and Probate courts, $5,000 each per year; coun
In Cook county there is created the office of audity clerk. $2.000 per year; county treasurer, $4,000;
tor, who shall be appointed by the president of the sheriff$6,000; coroner, $5,000; recorder of deeds,
county board, and there shall be installed by the $9.000. Books showing fees of each office are to be county board a uniform system of books of account, kept and all balances paid into the county treas
forms, reports and records to be used by every of
ficer in Cook county. The auditor shall audit from ury. (Approved May 17, 1907.)
day to day the receipts, reports and business transSALARY OF STATE'S ATTORNEY.
actions of the various offices and make monthly The state's attorney of Cook county shall be and semiannual reports to the county board. (Appaid by the county, in addition to the salary which proved May 24, 1907.) may be paid him by the state, such compensation
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES. as will make his salary $10.000 a year, which shall be in full payment for all services rendered hy The twelve judges of the Superior court of Cook him. (Approved May 17, 1907.)
county shall be elected as follows: Six on Tuesday
next after the first Monday in November, 1910, and SALARIES OF STATE OFFICERS.
every six years thereafter; four in November, 1911. There shall be allowed and paid an annual salary, and every six years thereafter; one on the first in lieu of all fees and other forms of compensa Tuesday in April, 1907, and every six years theretion, to each of the officers named, as follows: To after, and one on the first Monday in June, 1909, the governor, together with the use of the execu and every six years thereafter. (Approved Feb. tive mansion, $12,000; to the lieutenant-governor, | 16, 1907.) $2,500; to the secretary of state, $7,500; to the audi.
CIGARETTES. tor of public accounts, $7,500; to the treasurer, $10,000; to the superintendent of public instruction,
Every person who shall manufacture, sell or give $7,500; 'to the attorney-general, $10,000. (Approved
away any cigarette containing any substance dele. June 4, 1907.)
terious to health, including tobacco, shall be fined
not more than $100 or imprisoned not to exceed MINORS IN DANCE HALLS.
thirty days. Every person under the age of 18 It shall be unlawful for any owner, agent or
years who shall smoke cigarettes in any public lessee of any public dance hall where intoxicating
place shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be fined beverages are sold or given away to permit any
not to exceed $10 for each offense. Every person minor unaccompanied by his or her parents to en
furnishing cigarettes to any person under 18 years ter and remain in such hall. Any person violating
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be fined not this law is subject to a fine of from $25 to $200 for
exceeding $50 for the first offense and not exceeding each offense. (Approved May 17, 1907.)
$100 for the second and every additional offense or
imprisonment not to exceed thirty days for each SALOONS NEAR MILITARY POSTS.
offense. (Approved June 3, 1907.) On and after Jan. 1, 1908, it shall be unlawful to sell or give away any intoxicating liquors with
ILLINOIS CENTRAL SUITS. in one and one-eighth miles of the land used by
The sum of $50.000 is appropriated to the attor. the United States for a naval training school or
ney-general to be used in the employment of spe. military post in this state. Any person violating
cial counsel and assistance in the case of the state this act is subject to a fine of from $25 to $200 and
of Illinois against the Illinois Central Railroad imprisonment for not less than ten days for a
company pending in the Supreme Court of Illinois. second or subsequent offense. (Approved May 17,
(Approved March 19, 1907.) 1907.) FACTORY INSPECTION.
The sum of $100,000 is appropriated to the gov.
ernor to be used by him in the investigation and There is created a department of the state gov. examination of the accounts of the Illinois Central ernment to be known as the "Illinois department | Railroad company and for the purpose of ascertain
risonment'econd andstvoffense aand be fined cars