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Third-Expenses attending the last illness, not including physician's bill, and demands due common laborers or household servants of deceased for labor.

Fourth-Debts due to the common school or township funds.
Fifth-The physician's bill in the last illness of the deceased.

Sixth-Where the decedent has received money in trust for any purpose, his executor or administrator shall pay out of his estate the amount thus received, and not accounted for.

Seventh-All other debts and demands, of whatever kind, without regard to quality or dignity, which shall be exhibited to the court within one year from the granting of letters as aforesaid, and all demands not exhibited within one year, as aforesaid, shall be forever barred, unless the creditors shall find other estate of the deceased, not inventoried or accounted for by the executor or administrator, in which case their claims shall be paid pro rata out of such subsequently discovered estate, saving, however, to infants, persons of unsound mind, persons without the United States in the employment of the United States, or of this State, the term of one year after their respective disabilities are removed, to exhibit their claims.

XII.

An Act to Amend Section 1 of an Act in Regard to Attachments in Courts of Record, approved December 23, 1871.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, that Section 1 of "An Act in Regard to Attachments in Courts of Record," approved December 23, 1871, be, and the same is amended to read as follows:

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, that in any court of record having competent jurisdiction, a creditor may have an attachment against the property of his debtor, or that of any one or more of several debtors, when the indebtedness exeeeds $20, in any one of the following cases:

First-When the debtor is not a resident of this State.

Second-When the debtor conceals himself or stands in defiance of an officer, so that process cannot be served upon him.

Third-Where the debtor has departed from this State with the intention of having his effects removed from this State.

Fourth-Where the debtor is about to depart from this State with the intention of having his effects removed from this State.

Fifth-Where the debtor is about to remove his property from this State to the injury of such creditor.

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Sixth-Where the debtor has, within two years preceding the filing of the affidavit required, fraudulently conveyed or assigned his effects, or a part thereof, so as to binder or delay his creditors.

Seventh-Where the debtor has, within two years prior to the filing of such affidavit, fraudulently concealed or disposed of his property so as to hinder or delay his creditors.

Eighth-Where the debtor is about fraudulently to conceal, assign or otherwise dispose of his property or effects, so as to hinder or delay his creditors.

Ninth-Where the debt sued for was fraudulently contracted on the part of the debtor; provided, the statements of the debtor, his agent or attorney, which constitute a fraud, shall have been reduced to writing, and his signature attached thereto, by himself, agent or attorney.

An attachment may be sued out under clause 9 of this Act, either before or after the maturity of the debt, so fraudulently contracted on the part of the debtor.

XIII.

Proposed Amendment to Illinois Constitution, Article 10, Section 7, viz:

"The General Assembly may provide for the consolidation of city and county functions within the present or future limits of the city of Chicago, also for the extension of the limits of said city so as to include all the county of Cook; but no Act for either of such purposes shall take effect until submitted to the vote of the electors of said county, and ratified by a majority of the legal voters of said city voting thereon and also by a like majority of the legal voters of that portion of said county lying outside of the limits of said.city.

“The General Assembly may provide for subordinate local selfgovernment by districts within the present or future limits of said city; also for a graduated rate of taxation for city purposes in any territory over which the limits of said city may hereafter be extended, so as to exempt such territory from taxation for schools, fire protection, street cleaning, parks, sewers or police, and that such exemption from taxation may cease at any time by a majority vote of the legal voters of such territory voting thereon.

"Upon the adoption of any Act for consolidatin of city and county functions in the limits of said city, all the provisions of this constitution relating to Cook county shall be deemed to apply to said City of Chi

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cago; and township organizations shall cease to exist within such city limits. If, by the adoption of such Act, there shall be any territory of said county of Cook remaining outside of said city limits the General Assembly shall provide for the establishment of courts and county government in such territory, as in case of new counties, but not more than two counties shall be formed from such territory."

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NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS LAW.

NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS LAW.

An earnest attempt is being made throughout the country to establish uniform laws on the subject of Negotiable Instru. ments.

Through the co-operation of the American Bar Association and many of the state associations and the various commercial organizations, a statute looking to this end has been enacted in many of the states and is under consideration in most of the others. In view of the great importance of the subject and at the request of the Committee on Law Reform, the proposed statute is herewith printed for the information of the Bar and for consideration by them. A General Act, relating to negotiable instruments (being an Act to establish a law uniform with the laws of other States

on that Subject).
TITLE 1.-NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS IN GENERAL,

ARTICLE I.

Form and Interpretation. SECTION 1. Be it enacted, etc., an instrument to be negotiable must conform to the following requirements:

1. It must be in writing and signed by the maker or drawer. 2. Must contain an unconditional promise or order to pay a sum

certain in money. 3. Must be payable on demand or at a fixed or determinable

future time. 4. Must be payable to the order of a specified person or to

bearer; and 5. Where the instrument is addressed to the drawee, he must

be named or otherwise indicated therein with reasonable certainty.

NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS LAW.

SEC. 2. The sum payable is a sum certain within the meaning of this Act, although it is to be paid:

1. With interest; or
2. By stated installments; or
3. By stated installments, with a provision that upon default in

payment of any installment, the whole shall become due; or 4. With exchange, whether at a fixed rate or at the current

rate; or 5. With costs of collection or an attorney's fee, in case payment

shall not be made at maturity. SEC. 3. An unqualified order or promise to pay is unconditional within the meaning of this Act, though coupled with:

1. An indication of a particular fund out of which reimburse

ment is to be made, or a particular account to be debited

with the amount; or 2. A statement of the transaction which gives rise to the instru

ment. But an order or promise to pay out of a particular fund is not

unconditional SEC. 4. An instrument is payable at a determinable future time, within the meaning of this Act, which is expressed to be payable:

1. At a fixed period after date or sight; or
2. On or before a fixed or determinable future time specified

therein; or
3. On or at a fixed period after the occurrence of a specified

event which is certain to happen, though the time of hap

pening be uncertain. An instrument payable upon a contingency is not negotiable, and

the happening of the event does not cure the defect. SEC. 5. An instrument which contains an order or promise to do any act in addition to the payment of money is not negotiable. But the negotiable character of an instrument otherwise negotiable is not affected by a provision which:

1. Authorizes the sale of collateral securities in case the in

strument be not paid at maturity; or 2. Authorizes a confession of judgment if the instrument be

not paid at maturity; or 3. Waives the benefit of any law intended for the advantage

or protection of obligator; or 4. Gives the holder an election to require something to be done

in lieu of payment of money. But nothing in this section shall validate any provision or stipu

lation otherwise illegal.

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