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Legislative power is vested in a general assem- | tenant-governor succeeds to the office to the close bly, consisting of a senate and house of repre of the term. sentatives, both elected by the people. The state | Secretary of State-The secretary of state is is divided into fifty-one senatorial districts, each charged with the safekeeping of the original laws of which elects a senator and three representa and resolutions of the general assembly; with all tives. The general assembly makes laws and ap books, bills and documents deposited with him by propriates money for the government of the state, either house, and with all bonds, records and paelects United States senators to represent the pers filed in his office. He keeps a record of the
official acts of the governor, furnishes certified copies of the same to the assembly on request and certified copies of any of the records of his office on the payment of the statutory fees. He countersigns and affixes the seal of the state to all proclamations and commissions issued by the governor; issues licenses for incorporations and certificates of organization to cities and villages and incorporated towns. He has charge of most of the buildings and grounds belonging to the state in Springfield, furnishes supplies for the general assembly and supervises the printing and distribution of all the public documents of the state. He calls the house of representatives to order at the beginning of each general assembly and presides over the same until the election of a speaker. He is the keeper of the great seal of the state and is the custodian and sealer of weights and measures.
Auditor-The auditor is required to keep all the 26TH
accounts of the state; to audit the accounts of all DES
officers or other persons authcrized to receive
moneys from the state treasury; to personally sign state and in general stands in the same relation all warrants drawn on the treasury; to institute to the state as congress does to all the states as suits wherein the state is a plaintiff, and to make a whole. The powers and duties of the chief a biennial report of the business of his office to the executive officers are as follows:
governor. With the governor and treasurer he Governor-The governor is vested with the chief determines the state tax rate. He exercises a executive power of the state. He is the com general supervision over state banks, building, mander in chief of the military and local forces loan and homestead associations. and may call out the militia to maintain the State Treasurer-The state treasurer is custodian peace. He is required to inform the general as. of the revenues and public moneys of the state. sembly, by message, of the condition of affairs He must make monthly settlements with the auditof the state and to recommend needed legislation. or and a biennial report to the governor. He may, by proclamation, call a special session Superintendent of Public Instruction-The superof the assembly or adjourn it in case of disagree. intendent exercises a general supervision over all ment between the two houses. He has the power the public schools of the state. He is the general to appoint certain officers and during a recess of and legal adviser of the county superintendents the senate may fill vacancies or remove certain and must report biennially to the governor the officers and may call special elections to fill va general condition of all the schools of the state, cancies in certain offices. He may make requisi the amount raised by taxation for school purposes tions upon the governors of other states for the and the manner of its expenditure and the general return of fugitives from justice or offer rewards condition of all the school funds. He may grant for the arrest of offenders against the laws of the state certificates to teachers or cause them to be state. He exercises a general supervision over the withheld and must visit charitable institutions penitentiaries and may grant reprieves, commuta which are educational in character. tions and pardons and may restore the rights of Attorney-General-It is the duty of the attorneycitizenship to ex-convicts. He may approve acts general to represent the state in the Supreme of the legislature and exercise the veto power. court in all cases in which the state is interested;
Lieutenant-Governor-This officer is ex-officio to act as counsel for all state officials; to be the president of the senate and has the power to cast legal adviser of the governor and other state of the deciding vote in case of a tie. In case of the ficers in matters relating to their official duties, death, conviction on impeachment, failure to quali and, on request, to furnish them, as well as either fy, resignation, absence from the state or other branch of the general assembly, with written disability on the part of the governor, the lieu. I opinions upon constitutional or legal questions.
ILLINOIS SENATORIAL DISTRICTS.
Established May 10, 1901. Dist.
| Dist. 1. First and 2d wards, Chicago.
12th street, and the town of Riverside, Cook 2. That part of the 11th ward north of 16th county.
street; that part of the 12th ward north of 16th 20. Kankakee, Grundy and Iroquois counties. street and east of California avenue, and the 21. Fourteenth ward; that part of the 17th ward 20th ward, Chicago.
south of Augusta street, Holt Street, Cornell 3. Third ward; that part of the 4th ward east of street, Milwaukee avenue and Green street; that
Halsted street; that part of the 5th ward bound part of the 35th ward south of Chicago avenue, ed by Union avenue, 35th street, Parnell avenue Park avenue and Lake street, Chicago. and 33d street; that part of the 6th ward north 22. Vermilion and Edgar counties. of 43d street, Chicago:
23. Fifteenth ward; that part of the 16th ward 4. Twenty-ninth and 30th wards and that part of bounded by North avenue, Robey street, Divi
the 31st ward north of 57th place and east of sion street and Ashland avenue; that part of the the Rock Island right of way, Chicago,
35th ward north of Chicago avenue, Park ave5. Sixth ward, except that part north of 43d nue and Lake street, Chicago, and that part of
street, and the 7th ward, except that part south the town of Cicero north of 12th street, in Cook of 63d street and east of Cottage Grove avenue, county. Chicago.
24. Champaign, Piatt and Moultrie counties. 6. Twenty-fourth ward; that part of the 25th 25. Twenty-Seventh and 28th wards, Chicago. ward north of Devon avenue; that part of the 26. McLean and Ford counties. 23d ward west of Halsted street, and the 26th 27. Sixteenth ward, except that part bounded by ward, Chicago; also that part of the town of North avenue, Robey street, Division street and Evanston outside Chicago and those parts of the Ashland avenue; that part of the 17th ward towns of New Trier and Niles within the city bounded by Ashland avenue, Augusta street, of Evanston, Cook county.
Holt street, Cornell Street, Milwaukee avenue, 7. Towns of Thornton, Bloom, Rich, Bremen, Or Green Street, Kinzie street, river and Division land, Lemont, Palos, Worth, Lyons, Stickney, street; 18th ward, Chicago. Proviso, Leyden, Elk Grove, Schaumberg, Han | 28. Logan, DeWitt and Macon counties. over, Barrington, Palatine. Wheeling, Northfield; 29. Twenty-first ward, except that part north of that part of Niles outside the city of Chicago Goethe, State and Schiller streets; 22d ward, exand outside the city of Evanston; that part of cept that part west of Halsted street, and. exNew Trier outside the city of Evanston, and cept that part north and west of Sedgwick, those parts of the towns of Norwood Park and Sigel, Cleveland, Clybourn, Larrabee and DiviMaine outside of Chicago, all in Cook county.
sion, Chicago. 8. Liike, Henry and Boone counties.
30. Tazewell. Mason, Menard, Cass, Brown and 9. That part of the 4th ward west of Halsted Schuyler counties.
street; the 5th ward, except that part bounded 31. That part of the 21st ward north of Goethe, by Union avenue, 35th Street, Parnell avenue State and Schiller streets; that part of the 22d and 331 street; that part of the 12th ward south ward west of Halsted street and that part of and east of 16th street, California avenue, the the 22d ward east of Halsted street and north C., B. & Q. right of way, Clifton Park avenue, of Division, Larrabee, Clybourn, Cleveland and 24th street, Central Park avenue, to the Illi Sigel; that part of the 23d ward' east of Halsted nois and Michigan canal.
street, and that part of the 25th ward south of 10. Ogle and Winnebago counties.
Devon avenue, Chicago. 11. Thirty-first ward, except that part north of 32. McDonough, Hancock ard Warren counties. 57th place and east of the Rock Island right of 33. Rock Island, Mercer and Henderson counties. way, and the 32d ward, Chicago.
34. Douglas, Coles and Clark counties. 12. Stephenson, Jo Daviess and Carroll counties. 35. Whiteside, Lee and DeKalb counties. 13. That part of the 7th ward south of 63d street 36. Scott, Calhoun, Pike and Adams counties. and east of Cottage Grove avenue; the Sth and 37. Henry, Bureau and Stark counties, 331 wards, Chicago, and that part of the town 38. Greene, Montgomery Jersey and Macoupin of Caiumet outside of the city of Chicago.
counties. 14. Kane and Kendall counties.
39. La Salle county. 15. Ninth ward, except that part north and west 40. Christian, Shelby, Fayette and Cumberland
of 14th Street, Johnson street and Maxwell counties. street; 10th ward, except that part north and 41. DuPage and will counties. west of 16th street, Throop street, 14th street | 42. Clinton. Marion, Clay and Effingham counties. and Morgan Street, and that part of the 11th 43. Knox and Fulton counties. ward south of 16th street, Chicago.
44. Washington, Randolph, Perry, Monroe and 16. Marshall, Putnam, Livingston and Woodford Jackson counties. counties.
45. Morgan and Sangamon counties. 17. That part of the 9th ward north and west of 46. Jefferson, Wayne, Richland and Jasper coun
14th street, Johnson street and Maxwell street; ties. that part of the tenth ward north and west of 47. Madison and Bond counties. 16th street, Throop street, 14th and Morgan 48. Hardin, Gallatin. White, Edwards, Wabash, streets, and the 19th ward, Chicago.
Lawrence and Crawford countios. 18. Peoria county.
49. St. Clair county. 19. That part of the 12th ward north and west of 50. Franklin, Williamson, Union, Alexander and
California avenue, C., B. & Q. right of way and Pulaski counties.
ILLINOIS PROPERTY VALUATION AND TAX RATE
Equalized Tax rate on
Equalized Tax rate on assessment. $100 valuat'n. Year. assessment. $100 valuat'n. | Year. assessmzed Tax
assessment. $100 valuat'n. 1873..... $1,355,401,317 36 cents | 1900... $809,733.405 50 cents 1904..... $1,082,744,083 55 cents 1880..... 786,616,394 36 cents 1.901.... 999.231,829 50 cents 1905. 1,095,681,557 50 cents 1890..... 808,892,782 36 cents 1902..... 1.030.292,435 40 cents | 1906..... 1,126,663,157 50 cents 1895..... 833,188,467 52 cents | 1903..... 1,083.050,979 52 cents
POSTOFFICES IN ILLINOIS. On Jan. 1, 1907. there were 2,009 postoffices in third and 1,650 of the fourth. There were 1,511 Illinois, of which 379 were presidential offices, 20 money-order offices and 425 money-order stations. o the first class, 83 of the second, 276 of the
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Smith.. Dem. B.: 15.130%
POPULAR VOTE OF ILLINOIS SINCE 1880. Year. Office.
Rep. Dem. Pro. Peo. Soc. Total. 1880-President
318,037 277,321 440 26,338
622,306 1882–Treasurer ..
250,722 244,585 11,130 15,511
337,469 312,351 12,074 10,776
276,680 240,664 19,766 34,821
370,475 348, 371 21,703 7,134
321,991 331,929 22,236
399,288 426,281 25,871 22, 207
455,788 321,551 19,460 60,067
607,130 464,523 9,796 1,090 1,147 1,090,766 1898-Treasurer.
448,940 405,490 11,753 7,886 4,517 878,577 1900-President
597,985 503,061 17,626 1,141 11,060 1,131,897 1902-Treasurer
450, 695 360,925 18.434 1,521 28,399 859,975 1904-President
632,645 327,606 34,770 6,725 73,923 1,076,499 1906- Treasurer ........................................
417,544 271,984 89,293 ...... 45,862 824,583 NOTE-In the above table the total vote includes | 1888 for the labor party. The socialist vote as the scattering vote for minor party candidates. I given includes that of the social labor and social The vote in, the people's party column prior to l democrat parties. 1890 is that cast for the greenback party and in VOTE FOR ILLINOIS GOV. John Collins, Soc..........., 59,062 | Henry L. Hertz, Rep......396,318 ERNORS SINCE 1880.
Robert H. Patton, Pro..... 35, 440 Thos. S. Marshall, Pro..... 26,426 1880. Philip Veal, Soc. Lab......
John W. McElroy, Peo..... 21,579 Shelby M. Cullom, Rep....314,565 James Hogan, Peo......... 4.364
780 Lyman Trumbull, Dem.....277.532 A. G. Specht, Continental.
Henry Wulff, Rep..........455,886 A. J. Streeter, Greenback.. 28,899 VOTE FOR STATE TREASUR
B. J. Claggett, Demi.....322,459 1884.
John Randolph, Peo......... 59,793
ERS SINCE 1880. Richard J. Oglesby, Rep...334,234
H. J. Puterbaugh, Pro..... 19,487 Carter H. Harrison, Sr., D.319.635 (Minor candidates omitted.)
1896. Jesse Harper, Peo.......... 8,605
Henry L. Hertz, Rep......589,816 James B. Hobbs, Pro....... 10,905
Edward Rutz, Rep.........317,872 Edw. c. Pace, Dem.-Peo..473,043 1888.
Thos. Butterworth, Dem..276,670 E. K. Hayes, Pro......... 11,849 Joseph W. Fifer, Rep......367,860 J. W. Evans, Greenback.. 26,658 Edward Ridgeley, Gold. D. 8,411 John M. Palmer, Dem.....355,313
1882. David H. Harts, Pro....... 18,874 John C. Smith, Rep.......250,722 Floyd K. Whittemore, Rep.448,940 Willis W. Jones, U. L..... 6,394
Alfred Orendorff. Dem..... 244,585 | Millard F. Dunlap. Dem... 405.490 1892.
Daniel McLaughlin, Gbk.. 15,511 John W. Hess, Pop......... 7.893 John P. Altgeld, Dem......425,558 John G. Irwin, Pro......... 11, 130 Wm. H. Boies, Pro......... 11,792 Joseph W. Fifer, Rep......402,686
1900. Robert R. Link, Pro........ 24, 308
Jacob Gross, Rep.. ........338,171 Nathan Barnet, Peo........ 20,108
| Moses O. Williamson, Rep.582,002 Alfred Orendorff, Dem.....313,400
Millard F. Dunlap. Dem..508.720 1896.
B. W. Goodhue. Peo........ 10.451 Henry C. Tunison, Pro..... 16,619 John R. Tanner, Rep.......587,637 Uriah Copp, Pro............ 11,119 | Jacob Winnen, Soc. Dem.. 8,881 John P. Altgeld, Dem.....474,256
1886. George W. Gere, Pro...... 14,559
1902. John R. Tanner, Rep......276,680 Wm."s. Forman, Gold D.. 8,102
Fred A. Busse, Rep.......450,685 Henry F. J. Ricker, Dem..240.864
985 C. A. Baustin, Soc. Lab...
George Duddleston, Dem..360,925 J. W. Higgs, Nat.......... H. W. Austin, Pro........ 19,766
Chas. H. Tuesburg. Pro.... 18,434 1900. John Budlong, Un. Lab.... 34,701
A. W. Nelson, Soc.....
.... 20,167 Richard Yates, Rep........580,199
Gottlieb Renner, Soc. Lab. 8,235 Samuel Alschuler, Dem....518.966 Charles Becker, Rep.... ..369,891
1904. V. V. Barnes, Pro.......... 15,643 Francis A. Hoffman, Jr., D.348.834
Len Small, Rep............610,300 Herman C. Perry, Soc. D.. 8,611 John W. Hart. Pro......... 21.174
Chas. B. Thomas, Dem.....353, 232 Nathan Barnett, Un. Lab.. 7,491 L. P. Hoffman, Soc. Lab... 1,319
J. Ross Hanna, Pro........ 35.664 A. C. Van Tine, Peo...... 1,106
E. S. Tebbetts, Soc......... 62,848 L. G. Spencer, U. R....... 650 | Edwin S. Wilson, Dem.....331,837 650
1906. John Cordingly, U. C... 334 Franz Amberg. Rep.........321,990
John F. Smulski, Rep.....417,544 1904.
R. R. Link, Pro............. 22,306 I Nicholas L. Piotrowski, D.271,984 Charles S. Deneen, Rep...634.029
William P. Allin, Pro...... 89,293 Lawrence B. Stringer, D..334,880 | Rufus N. Ramsay, Dem....425.855 / Wilson E. McDermut, Soc. 42.005
UNITED STATES SENATORS FROM ILLINOIS.
Logar Jesse B. Thomas, Dem...1823-1829 Stephen A. Douglas, Dem. 1853-1859 Chas. B. Farwell, Rep...1887-1891 John McLean, Dem.......1824-1825 Lyman Trumbull, † Dem.. 1855-1861 Shelby M. Cullom, Rep...1889-1995 Elias K. Kane, Dem.....1825-1831 Stephen A. Douglas, Dem.1859-1861 John M. Palmer, Dem.... 1891-1897 John McLean, Dem....... 1829-1830 Lyman Trumbuli, Rep.... 1861-1867 | Shelby M. Cullom, Rep..1895-1901 David J. Baker, Dem....1830-1830 O. H. Browning. Rep.....1861-1863 William E. Mason, Rep..1897-1903 John M. Robinson, Dem..1830-1835 | Wm. A. Richardson, Dem. 1863-1865 Shelby M. Cullom, Rep...1901 1907 Elias K. Kane, Dem......1831-1835 Richard Yates, Rep.......1865-1871 Albert J. Hopkins, Rep..1903-.... John M. Robinson, Dem..1835-1841 Lyman Trumbull, Rep.... 1867-1873 Shelby M. Cullom, Rep...1907-.... Wm. L. D. Ewing, Dem..1835-1837 John A. Logan, Rep.......1871-1877 *Appointed to serve unexpired Richard M. Young. Dem.. 1837-1843 | R. J. Oglesby. Rep.......1873-1879 | term of McLean-one month. Samuel McRoberts, Dem..1841-1843 David Davis, Ind. Dem. .1877-1833 | * Anti-Nebraska democrat. Sidney Breese, Dem.......1843-1849
VALUE OF MINERAL PRODUCTS IN ILLINOIS (1905-1906),
Coal ...........$44,763,06? | Portland cem't $2,461,494 | Fluorspar ......
... Clay ........... 12,783,813 Sand & gravel 1,043,041 Mineral water. Limestone 3,476,449 Natural & slag
Lead ore... Oil ............
3,275, 802 cement ...... 188,262 Spelter (est.)..
$128,813 | Sandstone
..... $19,125 77,287 45,760 | Total ........ 68,296, 908 34,000