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said term.' And all writs, subponas, notices, publications, processes, continuances and appeals, in civil cases, or proceedings made, taken, had or issued, in or from and returnable or with reference to said court, shall refer and be returnable only to the terms of said court specified in this section, respectively. And all proceedings in civil cases or business in said court shall be taken up and proceeded with only at the said terms specified in this section. If the judge shall, ten days before the commencement of such term, file with the county clerk of said county an order directing the summoning of a grand jury to such term, then the said county clerk shall immediately issue a venire to the sheriff of said county, to summon a grand jury to such term; and the sheriff shall proceed to summon such grand jury, and criminal causes shall stand for trial at such term, as now provided by law; and said judge shall direct the circuit

clerk to make up a criminal docket for said term. Criminal cases. $ 3. The said terms of said court, held in the county of

Adams, commencing in December, February, May and September, shall be exclusively held for and devoted to the trial and disposal of business of criminal nature. And all writs, subpanas, processes, recognizances, or appeals, in or relating to criminal cases or business which may have been heretofore issued or taken or returnable to any term of said court, heretofore established by law, shall refer and be returnable to the term of said court to be held on the fourth Monday in February, A. D. 1867; and all indictments, appeals or proceedings in criminal cases, now pending in or returnable to said court, shall be taken up and proceeded with at said last mentioned term. And all writs, recognizances, subpænas, prosecutions, proceedings or continuances, in criminal cases, hereafter instituted in, issued out of, or returnable to said court, shall be deemed returnable to and be proceeded with only at the respective terms mentioned in this section. And all appeals in criminal cases, hereafter taken to said court from police magistrates or justices of the peace, shall be deemed to be taken and returnable to and shall be taken up and disposed of only at the respective terms specified in this section. And no civil cases or business, except naturalization of foreigners and such other civil business as is or may be required to be entered on the People's Docket, shall be taken up or disposed of at any term of said court specified in this section.

§ 4. The grand and petit jurors heretofore selected or summoned to serve at any term of said court heretofore established in said county of Adams, shall be summoned and shall appear and serve at the term of said court, to be held on the third Monday in February, A. D. 1867; and, hereafter, no grand jurors shall be selected or summoned to appear or serve at the terms of said court, to be held

of returneeded witAnd all policemen and

Foreigners.

Jurors.

criminal cases

in said county of Adams, beginning in March, June and October, as hereinbefore required.

§ 5. No suit at law or in chancery or any other civil Docket fee. proceeding in said circuit, wberein the aid of the court may be sought, shall be entered upon the docket of said court by the clerk thereof, until the party desiring the same to be docketed shall first pay to the said clerk a docket fee of one dollar, which may be taxed in the line of costs against the unsuccessful party, and collected as other costs; and it shall be the duty of said clerk receiving any such docket fees to keep an account of the amount so received, and pay the same over to the judge of said court on the first day of each of the said terms held for the transaction of civil business; but no cause shall pay more than one docket fee, unless the same shall have been once disposed of in the regular course of business.

$ 6. In addition to the costs now allowed by law in Docket fees in criminal cases, there shall be taxed against the unsuccessful party a docket fee of one dollar in each cause or proceeding in said county of Adams, that may hereafter be placed upon the docket of said court, at any term thereof, held for the disposition of criminal matters, which docket fee shall be paid out of the county treasury by the said county of Adams; and it shall be the duty of the clerk of said court at the end of each term to make out and certify to the board of supervisors of said county the number of criminal causes or proceedings docketed at such terms; and the said board of supervisors, on being informed of the number of such causes or proceedings, shall allow the said docket fees, and order the amount thereof to be paid to the judge of said court; and in all cases when judgment is rendered against the defendant the said docket fee shall be collected as other costs, and, when collected, paid over by the person collecting the same to the treasurer of said county of Adams.

§ 7. All laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith, are Law repealed. hereby repealed.

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

APPROVED February 5, 1867.

AN ACT to change the times of holding courts in the seventeenth judicial In force Janua

circuit, and to attach certain counties thereto, and to fix the times for ry 29, 1867. holding courts therein, and for other purposes.

Counties attached to 17th

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the counties tatarth counties of Ford and Champaign be attached to and form judicial circuit a part of the seventeenth judicial circuit of this state; and

that the times of holding courts in said seventeenth judicial Terms changed circuit shall be as follows: In the county of Fayette, on Fayette. the first Tuesday in February, and the first Tuesday in June, Piatt. and the third Tuesday in October; in the county of Piatt,

on the third Tuesday in February, and first Tuesday in Macon.

September; in the county of Macon, on the fourth Monday

in February, on the third Monday in June, and the first Shelby. Monday in November; in the county of Shelby, on the Champaign. third Tuesday in March, and the third Tuesday in Septem

ber; in the county of Champaign, on the second Tuesday

in April, on the fourth Tuesday in July, and on the fourth Ford. Tuesday in November; in the county of Ford, on the first

Tuesdays in May and October; in the county of Moultrie, Grand jury. on the first Tuesdays thereafter.

§ 2. No grand jury shall be summoned for the June

term of court in Fayette county, unless ordered by the Writs, etc. judge; which may be done in term time or vacation.

§ 3. All recognizances, writs and process which have been, or may be issued, and made returnable to the terms of court in the several counties in this act mentioned, as heretofure required to be holden, shall be deemed and

taken to be returnable to the terms of court in said counNotices. ties, as required to be holden under and by virtue of this

act. And all notices, by publication or otherwise, which may have been given, with reference to the terms of court

in said counties, as heretofore required to be holden, shall, Proceedings. by force of this statute, refer to the terms of said court

required to be holden by this act. And all proceedings pending in any of said courts in said circuit shall be taken

up and disposed of according to law, as if no alterations had Secretary of been made in the times of holding courts in said counties.

§ 4. The secretary of state shall, immediately after the passage of this act, transmit to the clerks of the circuit court in said circuit certified copies of this act.

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

APPROVED January 29, 1867.

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state.

in force Feb. 21, AN ACT to change the times of holding courts in the eighteenth judicial 1867.

circuit, and to provide for an additional term of the circuit court in the county of Sangamon.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That hereTerms changed after, the circuit courts in the several counties composing

said 'circuit shall be held at the usual places of holding

courts in said counties, to commence at the times following, Montgomery to-wit: In the county of Montgomery, on the first Mon

days of March and September, in each year; in the county

of Macoupin, on the fourth Monday of March, the third Macoupin. Monday of September, and first Monday of Deceruber, in each year; in the county of Christian, on the third Monday Christian. after the fourth Monday of March, and on the second Mon- Sangamon. day after the third Monday of September, in each year; in the county of Sangamon, on the second Mondays after the Mondays on which court commences in the county of Christian, and on the first Mondays of February and August, in each year.

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That all writs, subpoenas, Writs, etc. recognizances and other process, which have been, or may hereafter be issued, returnable to the terms of the circuit court in the said counties, as heretofore required to be holden, shall be deemed and taken to be returnable to the terms of the circuit court in said counties, as herein required to be holden. And all notices which may have been given, by publication or otherwise, with reference to the terms of the circuit court in the said counties, as heretofore required to be holden, shall, by force of this act, refer to the terms of the circuit court in the said counties, as required to be held under this act. And all proceedings in the circuit courts of the said counties shall be taken up and proceeded with as if no alteration had been made in the time of holding said courts.

§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and sometary of after its passage; and the secretary of state shall immediately send a certified copy of this act to the respective clerks of the circuit courts of the counties of Macoupin, Montgomery and Christian.

APPROVED February 21, 1867.

state.

1867.

AN ACT to define the nineteenth judicial circuit, and fix the times of In force May 31,

holding courts therein. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the Terms changed counties of Alexander, Pulaski, Massac and Pope shall constitute and compose the nineteenth judicial district of this state; and circuit courts shall be held therein, as follows: in the county of Alexander, on the first Mondays of January, April, July and October; in the county of Pope, on the first Mondays of May and November; in the county of Massac, on the third Mondays of May and November; in the county of Pulaski, on the second Mondays following.

§ 2. All summonses, subpænas, writs, notices, declara- Writs, etc. tions in ejectment, bonds, recognizances, venires and process of every kind or description whatsoever, made and served for, or returnable to the terms of court in said counties, as now fixed by law, shall be sufficient for the terms in

the several courts respectively occurring next thereafter, and by virtue of the passage of this act, and be treated with like force and effect as if the same had been issued, given or made returnable to the several terms as herein provided

for.

§ 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the thirty-first day of May, A. D., 1867.

APPROVED February 25, 1867.

In force Feb. 23 AN ACT to fix the times of holding circuit courts in the county of Living1867.

ston, in the twentieth judicial circuit.

Writs.

SECTION 1. . Be it enacted by the People of the State of

Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That hereTerms changed after, the time for holding the circuit courts in and for

the county of Livingston, in the twentieth judicial circuit, shall be as follows, to-wit: On the first Tuesday in January, the first Tuesday in May, and the first Tuesday in October, of each year.

§ 2. All writs, subpænas, recognizance and other piocess which may have been, or may be issued to the terms of the circuit court in said county, as beretofore required to be holden, shall be taken and deemed to be returnable to said terms of circuit court, in said county, as herein required to be holden, which shall occur next after the terms of said court which would have been held had not this act been passed. And all notices which may have been given, either by publication or otherwise, with reference to the terms as heretofore required to be holden, shall, by force of this act, refer to the terms of court required to be held under this act in said county. And all proceedings pending in said court shall be taken up and proceeded with as if no change had been made in the times of holding said

courts. Grand jury.

$ 3. No grand jury shall be summoned for any term of said court, except the January term of said court: Provided, That the judge of said court shall have power to call a special grand jury at any other term of said court, when,

in his judgment, it may be necessary so to do. Conflicting acts § 4. All acts and parts of acts conflicting with the prorepealed.

visions of this act are hereby repealed.

§ 5. This act to be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED Feb. 23, 1867.

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