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his office entitled to be recorded, record the same at length in the order of time of its reception, in well-bound books to be provided for that purpose. REGISTRAR OF TITLES.
Courthouse, 1st floor, south end.
Registrar-Abel Davis, R.
Examiners-Charles G. Little, Charles T. Farson. Advisory Examiners-Francis B. Peabody and John S. Miller.
Duties-The Torrens system of conveying property, which went into effect May 1, 1897, and which is intended to simplify the transfer of titles, requires the recorder to act as registrar. He is empowered to employ two or more competent attorneys to act as legal advisers and as examiners.
545 courthouse. Commissioners-Charles T. Mason, R., chairman; Chris R. Hafner, R.; Charles Gastfield, D., secretary.
Duties The commissioners examine applicants for positions in the county service. Before an examination is held fourteen days' notice is given by advertisement. The rules are practically the same as those governing other bodies of the kind. JURY COMMISSION. 824 courthouse.
Commissioners-James J. McLane, president; William A. Amberg, secretary; John J. Holland. Clerk-Roswell H. Mason.
Duties-The commissioners are required to prepare a list of electors qualified to act as jurors, to select names from such list and place them in a jury box and a grand jury box, and to draw therefrom the number of jurors needed at each term of court.
BOARD OF ASSESSORS.
Courthouse, 3d floor, north end. Members of the Board-Oscar Hebel, R.; William H. Weber, R., secretary; Walter E. Schmidt, R.; A. W. Miller, R., and Adam Wolf, R. Chief Clerk-William Kingsley.
Duties-Fix the amount of assessment on all real and personal property according to the rate required by law.
County Surveyor-H. L. Emerson, R.
Duties-The surveyor is required to make all official surveys in the county. (Paid in fees.) COUNTY ARCHITECT.
Dexter building, 84 Adams street. County Architect-Harris W. Huehl, R. Duties-The county architect makes designs for new buildings, alterations in old ones, etc., as required by the county board. (Paid in fees.) SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. 546 courthouse.
Superintendent-A. F. Nightingale, R. Duties-He is required to visit each school in his district at least once a year, to see that the teachers are qualified for the performance of their duties and to do all in his power to increase the efficiency and elevate the standards of the schools.
COUNTY PHYSICIAN. Office in detention hospital. County Physician-Dr. H., I. Davis. Duties-The county physician resides at the detention hospital and gives medical attention to the patients in that institution. He also has a general oversight of the sanitary conditions in the county jail and gives medical and surgical attention to the prisoners confined there. COUNTY AGENT'S OFFICE.
168 South Clinton street.
County Agent-John W. Belmont, R. Assistant Agent-Victor Young. Duties-The county agent grants relief to persons who are actually in want, provided they have been residents of Cook county six months. He investigates applications for transportation and for admission to the county institutions. CORONER'S OFFICE.
Coroner-Peter M. Hoffman, R.
Chief Physician-Dr. Warren H. Hunter.
Physicians-Dr. Otto H. Lewke, Dr. H. G. W.
Chief Clerk-G. A. Webster.
Duties-The coroner is required to take charge of
Courthouse, 4th floor, center.
Duties-The sheriff serves and returns all writs, warrants, processes, orders and decrees legally directed to him. He is the conservator of peace in his county and may arrest offenders on view. He is the keeper of the jail and has the custody of prisoners. It is also his duty to attend the courts of record of the county and obey their orders.
STATE'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. Criminal court building, 2d floor. State's Attorney-John J. Healy, R. Assistants-W. A. Rittenhouse, Charles F. McKinley, Ferdinand L. Barnett, Leon Zolokoff, James T. Barbour, George H. Gunther, Robert E. Turney, D. M. Brothers, Ed S. Day, William H. Fish, James P. Harrold, Ed M. Hogan, Robert H. McCormick, John E. Northup, Clifford G. Roe, D. J. Short, Roger Sherman, E. H. Taylor, George Underwood, Hobart P. Young, Oscar D. Olson, W. H. Cornwell, George M. Popham, John Fleming, Charles D. Barrett. Duties-The state's attorney begins and prosecutes all actions, civil and criminal, in any court of record in the county, in which the people of the state or county may be interested, prosecutes forfeited bonds and actions for the recovery of debts due the state or county and acts as adviser to county officers.
COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.
County Attorney-Harry A. Lewis.
Duties-The county attorney is the legal adviser
John F. Devine, R. Duties-The public administrator is appointed by the governor to administer the estates of deceased persons who have no relatives or creditors within the state.
COURTS IN COOK COUNTY.
FIRST DISTRICT APPELLATE COURT.
Ashland block, 7th floor.
Main Court Judges-Francis Adams, D.; Jesse Holdom, R.; Edward O. Brown, D.
Branch Court Judges-Frederick A. Smith,
Jurisdiction-The Appellate court has jurisdiction of all matters of appeal or writs of error from the Superior, Circuit and County courts, and from city courts, except in criminal cases and those affecting a franchise or freehold or the validity of a statute. Decisions in cases involving less than $1,000 are final.
Terms of Court-First Tuesdays in March and October of each year.
Courthouse, 8th floor.
Judges-Theodore Brentano, R., term expires 1909; Arthur H. Chetlain, R., 1910; Henry V. Freeman, R., 1910; Marcus Kavanagh, R., 1910; Axel Chytraus, R., 1910; Jesse Holdom, R., 1910; W. M. McEwen, R., 1911; Farlin Q. Ball, R., 1911; Albert C. Barnes, R., 1910; George A. Dupuy, R., 1910; Ben M. Smith, R., 1911.
Clerk-Charles W. Vail, R.; Courthouse, 4th floor, south end.
Jurisdiction-The Superior court has concurrent jurisdiction with the Circuit court in all cases of law and equity and in appeals from inferior courts.
Terms of Court-Begin on the first Monday of every month.
Courthouse, 7th floor.
(Terms of judges all expire in June, 1909.) Judges-George A. Carpenter, R.; Thomas G. Windes, D.; Merritt W. Pinckney, R.; R. S. Tuthill, R.; Frank Baker, D.; Francis Adams, D.; Richard W. Clifford, D.; John Gibbons, R.; C. M. Walker, D.; Lockwood Honore, D.; Julian W. Mack, D.; E. O. Brown, D.; George Kersten, D. Frederick A. Smith, R.
Clerk-Joseph E. Bidwill, Jr.; chief deputy, Charles H. Bradley, R.; fourth floor, north end. Jurisdiction-Same as that of the Superior court. Terms of Court-Begin on the third Monday of every month.
Judge-Lewis Rinaker, R.. term expires in December, 1910.
Clerk-Joseph F. Haas, R.; 600 courthouse. Jurisdiction-The County court has concurrent jurisdiction with the Circuit courts in all cases of appeal from justices of the peace and police magistrates and in all common-law matters where the value of property does not exceed $1,000; concurrent jurisdiction with courts of record in condemnation and special assessment proceedings; exclusive jurisdiction in voluntary assignments, release of insolvent debtors, trials of the right of property, commitment of insane and the support of paupers by their relatives; objections to the sale of real estate for nonpayment of general or special taxes are heard in the County court and all inheritance taxes are levied and collected under its direction; the official bonds of most county and township officers and the yearly reports of clerks, justices of the peace and state's attorneys and other officers of fees collected are subject to the approval of that court; the County court in Cook county has entire management and control of all elections in Chi
Public Administrator-John F. Devine, R. Public Guardian-Mary M. Bartelme. Jurisdiction-The Probate court has original jurisdiction in all matters of probate, the settlement of estates of deceased persons, the appointment of guardians and conservators and settlement of their accounts, and in all matters relating to ap prentices, and in cases of sales of real estate of deceased persons for the payment of debts. Terms of Court-Begin on the first Monday of ev ery month. JUVENILE COURT.
202 Ewing street. Judge-Richard S. Tuthill. Jurisdiction-The Juvenile court hears and disposes of cases brought before it under the act to regu late the treatment and control of dependent, neglected and delinquent children.
UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT.
Federal building, 6th floor. Judges-Peter S. Grosscup, Francis E. Baker, William H. Seaman, Christian C. Kohlsaat. Clerk-Henry S. Stoddard.
Salaries of judges, $7,000 each per year; of clerk, $3,000.
Jurisdiction-The United States Circuit courts have jurisdiction of suits of a civil nature at common law or in equity where the matter in dispute exceeds in value $2,500, where an alien is a party to litigation or the suit is between a citizen of the state where the suit is brought and a citizen of another state; of suits where the United States or officers thereof are plaintiffs, and of cases involving patent, copyright, national banking and bankruptcy laws, etc.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT.
Salary of judges, $6,000 a year; of clerk, $3,000. Jurisdiction-United States District courts have jurisdiction of crimes and offenses cognizable under the authority of the United States where the punishment is not capital; of suits relating to debts by or to the United States; of admiralty and maritime cases, and of suits arising under the postal laws, etc.
MASTERS IN CHANCERY. Circuit Court-William F. Cooper, M. H. Guerin, Edward B. Esher, Albert W. Brickwood, Granville W. Browning, Stillman S. Davieson, Roswell B. Mason, M. J. Moran, John E. Owens, George Mills Rogers, Thomas Taylor, Jr., Horatio L. Wait, Sigmund Zeisler. Public guardian, Mary M. Bartelme.
Superior Court-Hiram Barber, George F. Barrett, John F. Holland, Wirt E. Humphrey, John E. Hunt, Joseph Weissenbach, Charles B. Abbey, Lewis Rinaker, George T. Kelly, David F. Matchett, James V. O'Donnell, Frank P. Schmitt, Alex. F. Stevenson.
United States Circuit Court-Henry W. Bishop. Hervey W. Booth, James S. Hopkins, Elijah B. Sherman.
SALARIES OF COOK COUNTY OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYES (1907).
Monthly except where otherwise specified.
President, per year..... .$7.000.00 14 commissioners, each....
Chief tax extension
County clerk, per year...$3,000.00
Superintendent, per year.$3,240.00
5 physicians, each..
2 clerks, each..
2 clerks, each...
17 clerks, each..
2 clerks, each.
110.00 Supt. of nurses..
6 head nurses. each.
200.00 3 draftsmen, each...
190 attendants and nurses.
each, $30 to....
Other employes, such as cooks, bakers, laundrymen,
etc., get from $20 to $75 each. Internes are not paid, but get their board, lodging and laundry service free.
11 deputies, each..
48 jail guards, each.
Clerks and visitors $3 per day.
3 clerks, each.
7 clerks, each..
3 stenographers, each...
2 commissioners, each.. $166.66
2 clerks, each...
5 clerks, each.
Domestics, each, $18 to..
State's atty., per year..$9,600.00
13 clerks, each..
4 assistants, each...
2 assistants, each.
Cooks get from $35 to $80 each;
and laundresses. $40, and messengers, $45 to $50.
COUNTY COURT. 150.00 Clerk County court..
200.00 5 clerks, each...
150.00 2 stenographers, each...
Assistant to judge.
BOARD OF REVIEW.
2 clerks, each..
3 members, ea., per year.$7,000.00
2 clerks, each.
County atty., per year...$4,200.00
2 minute clerks, each.....
3 commissioners, ea., yr.$2,500.00
Treasurer, per year.. .$4.000.00
Deputy chief clerk.
Assistant chief clerk..
4 clerks, each....
6 record writers, each.. 166.66 5 clerks, each.
8 minute clerks, each.
Supt. map clerks.
SUP'T OF SCHOOLS.
208.33 County superintendent...
3 record writers, each..
3 clerks, each.
Board of Assessors-Third floor, north end.
County Commissioners-Room 531.
Committee Clerk-Room 527.
County Treasurer-First and second floors, north end.
County Clerk-Second floor, south end.
County Court-Room 603.
County Court Clerk-Room 600.
County Comptroller-Room 511.
County Attorney-Room 507.
County Superintendent of Schools-Room 546.
Civil-Service Commissioners-Room 545.
Circuit Court Clerk-Fourth floor, north end.
President County Board-Room 523.
Probate Court Clerk-Sixth floor.
Superior Court Clerk-Fourth floor, south end.
CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING.
Criminal Court Clerk-First floor.
Criminal Courts-Third, fourth and fifth floors. Sheriff (Bailiffs) in Charge of Criminal Court-First floor.
Grand Jury Assembly Room-Second floor.
LOCATION OF COUNTY BUILDINGS. Courthouse-Clark street, between Washington and Randolph; south side.
County Jail-Dearborn avenue and Illinois street; north side.
Criminal Court building-Michigan street and Dearborn avenue; north side.
Children's Hospital-Wood street, near Polk; west side.
County Hospital-Harrison and Honore streets; west side.
County Morgue-Wood and Polk streets; west side. Detention Hospital-Wood and Polk-sts.; west side. County Agent-168 South Clinton street; west side. County Insane Asylum, Poorhouse, Etc.-At Dunning; west side; reached by Milwaukee avenue cars and the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railway. Juvenile Court-202 Ewing street; west side.