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said secretary, and shall procure his certificate that the same are true copies of the public laws as enrolled. 8statotolurai.h § 2- Be H further enacted, That it shall be, and isherecopie8. by made the duty of the secretary of state to furnish, on demand, to the said Callaghan and Cutler, copies of all the session laws of each session of the general assembly, duly certified to be correct, for which services he shall be paid by the said Callaghan and Cutler a reasonable compensation.

Pdinoae.faoie eTi" § 3. Be it further enacted, That all public laws published by the said Callaghan and Cutler, in pursuance of thie act, shall be and the same are hereby declared to bepnma facie evidence of the existence of such laws, in and before all courts of law and equity in this state.

§ 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 25, 1867.

In force Feb' AN ACT in relation to publishing the public laws of the state of Illinois. 25, 1867.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That all the ^teto^ertify PuDUC laws of the state of Illinois, to be published hereafter, shall be duly certified to by the secretary of state as correct copies of said laws as enrolled in the office of said secretary of state, which certificate shall be published with the same, and without such certificate no publication shall be received as evidence of the existence of such laws in any court of law or equity in this state.

§ 2. All acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

§ 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 25, 1867.

PUBLIC DEBT.

ANT ACT providing for a reduction in the rate of state taxation for pay- In force March ment of interest accruing on the public debt. 7>1867

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That it shall Auditor'5 dut> be the duty of the auditor of public accounts, annually, to compute and estimate a rate of taxation sufficient to provide for and pay the accruing interest on the public debt of this state; and whenever such rate, so computed and estimated, shall fall below the rate now required by law, such rate, so computed, shall be taken as the rate of taxation for that year; and the auditor shall certify the same to the several county clerks, and the said clerks shall extend such rate of taxation, so certified, in lieu of the rate now provided by law.

§ 2. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Apfboved March 6, 1867.

PRINTING AND BINDING.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to reduce the several acts in in force March relation to printing and binding, into one act, and to amend the same." 7, 1867.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That section Provision one (1) of the act entitled "An act to reduce the several straok out" acts in relation to printing and binding, into one act, and to amend the same," approved February 16, 1865, be, and the same is hereby amended, so as to strike out the following proviso, viz: ''Provided, that no contract for printing or binding shall be let to any person not a resident of this state, nor to any person who is not doing business as a printer or binder, as the case may be, in this state."

§ 2. That section two of the aforesaid act be, and the Any printer, same is hereby amended, so that instead of reading "to contract with some responsible printer or printers," it shall read "to contract with some responsible bidder or bidders."

Bidder § 3. That section seventeen (17) of the aforesaid act be,

and the same is hereby amended, so that instead of reading "to contract with some responsible book binder or binders, who reside in and carry on the business of book binding in the state," to read "to contract with some responsible bidder or bidders."

§ 4. All acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

§ 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 7, 1867.

RAILWAYS.

In force March ^ concernlng branch railways in this state.

5, 1867.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That whenMay select ex- ever the lines of any railroads in this state shall cross or inperts' tersect, it shall be the duty of the companies or persons controlling or managing such railroads to make just and equitable contracts for the interchange of business and for the accommodation of such business as it may be desirable to transact over all or a portion of each of said intersecting lines, to both lines; and in case the officers of said companies can not agree as to the manner and terms upon which such joint business shall be interchanged, the said companies shall each choose an impartial person, familiar with the management of railroads, and the two thus chosen shall select a third person to act with them; and the award of the persons thus selected, or a majority of them, as to the terms, and manner for transacting' said joint business, shall be conclusive and binding upon both parties. In case either of said roads shall refuse to select such referee, then the county court may select such referee, upon application of either party.

§ 2. This act shall be deemed and taken to be a public act, and shall be in force from and after its passage. Approved March 5,1867.

REDEMPTION OP LANDS.

AN ACT in relation to the redemption of certain lands bid off for and sold In force March to the state, under an execution in its favor, against Abram Highlands 6>1867and others.

Whereas, on the 30th day of May, 1863, Thomas A. Preamble Marshall, as grantee of Abram Highland, redeemed the west half of the south-east quarter of section number twenty-three (23), in township number twelve (12) north, of range number nine (9) east of third principal meridian, by paying to Isaiah H. Johnson, then acting as deputy sheriff of Coles county, the sum of five hundred and seventy-seven dollars and seventy-one cents, being the amount for which said tract of land had been sold, with interest at the rate of ten per cent. from the day of the sale, which was within twelve months previous, taking his certificate of redemption therefor, which he caused to be recorded in the proper office; and, whereas, the said Isaiah H. Johnson, deputy sheriff, as aforesaid, did, on the same day, send that sum of money to the state treasurer at Springfield by the hands of Jacob J. Brown, who was robbed of the same somewhere on the road between Coles county and Springfield; therefore,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the May redeem, said Abram Highland, or his grantees, shall be entitled to redeem any of the lands sold under the said execution, which have not been heretofore redeemed or sold by the state, by paying into the state treasury, at any time within one year from the passage of this act, the amount for which such lands, or any tract of them sold, with interest at six per cent. per annum, from the time of the sale to the time of redemption.

§ 2. This act shall be a public act and be in force from and after its passage. Approved March 6, 1867.

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REPORTERS—OFFICIAL.

In force March AN ACT for the appointment of official reporters, and for the preservation t 6,1867. 0f evi,lence in certain cases, in Cook county.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the P-epo?t6rsphi0 .iu<%es 0* superior court of Chicago, the circuit court of Cook county, the recorder,s court of the city of Chicago, and the county court of Cook county, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized to appoint three phonographic reporters, to be styled "official reporters of the courts of Chicago," who shall be skilled in the practice of their art, and shall hold their position until removed, as hereinafter mentioned: Provided, however, that a majority of the said judges shall have power to remove any or either of said official reporters on account of misbehavior or negligence in the discharge of his or their said duties, the order for the same to be entered upon the recor/1 of either of said courts; and any vacancy caused by such removal, and by death, resignation or otherwise, to fill by appointment, as in the first instance.

cirii actions. § 2. In any civil action in the circuit court of Cook county, or the superior court of Chicago, whenever either party to said action, or their counsel or attorney, shall desire a short hand report of the evidence or any proceedings therein, if the presiding judge shall deem the case a fit one to be reported, said judge shall direct and it shall be the duty of said official reporters to cause full phonographic notes of the same to be taken, and the same, if desired by either or both of said parties, to said cause, to be forthwith fairly transcribed. The charges for the taking of said phonographic notes and for the transcription thereof, when made, shall be estimated and certified by the said presiding judge; and, when so certified, shall be forthwith paid, under the order of the court, by the party on whose behalf the same was ordered; and the amount so paid shall be allowed and taxed as costs in said cause: Provided, however, that the said transcription, when paid for, shall be filed in said court among the papers in said cause, subject to be used by the respective parties, as the court shall direct. And provided, moreover, that upon a failure to pay said charges, under such order of court, the party or parties so failing may be proceeded against by attachment, as in other cases, for noncompliance with the orders of the court.

criminal. § 3. Whenever, in any criminal case in either of said

courts in this act mentioned, the presiding judge, on behalf of the accused, and the prosecuting attorney, on behalf of

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