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An Act to take territory from the Kickapoo Union School District as or-

ganized under an Act entitled, "An Act to establish and form the

Kickapoo Union School District," approved March 31, 1869, in force

April 1, 1869, by reducing the corporate limits of said district by amend-

ing section one of said Act

An Act to amend section 45 of an Act entitled, 'An Act to establish

and maintain a system of free schools," approved and in force June

12, 1909

An Act to amend an Act entitled, "An Act to establish and maintain a

system of free schools." approved and in force June 12, 1909, by

adding thereto two sections to be known respectively as sections 156a

and 156b

An Act to provide for the contribution from public moneys to the public

school teachers' pension and retirement fund in cities having a popula-

tion exceeding 100,000 inhabitants

An Act to amend an Act entitled, "An Act to establish a system of free

schools," approved and in force June 12, 1909, by adding thereto four-

teen sections to be known as sections 127a, 127b, 127c, 127d, 127e, 127f,

127g, 127h, 1271, 127j, 127k, 1271, 127m, and 127n..

An Act to amend section 121 of "An Act to establish and maintain a

system of free schools," approved June 12. 1909

An Act to amend section 12 of an Act entitled, "An Act to establish and

create at the University of Illinois, a bureau to be known as the

State Geological Survey, defining its duties and providing for the prep-

aration and publication of its reports and maps to illustrate the

natural resources of the State, and making appropriation therefor,"

approved May 12, 1905, in force July 1, 1905

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AN ACT to amend sections 20 and 21 of an Act entitled, "An Act in regard to the administration of estates," approved April 1, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended, and to add to said Act two new sections, one to be known as section twenty A (204) and the other as section seventy-eight.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections 20 and 21 of an Act entitled, "An Act in regard to the administration of estates," approved April 1, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended, be amended, and that two new sections, to be known as section twenty A (20A) and the other as section seventy-eight, said section seventy-eight being in lieu of section 78 thereof and heretofore repealed, so that said sections 20 and 21 as now amended and sections 20A and 78 as added shall read as follows: § 20. Before letters of administration shall hereafter be issued, the person applying for the same, or some other credible person, shall make and file an affidavit with the proper clerk, setting forth as near as may be, the date of death of the deceased, or facts and circumstances raising the legal presumption of such death intestate, the probable amount or value of the personal estate, and the names of the heirs and widow, or surviving husband, if known.

§ 20A. When letters are sought on the presumption of death, the court shall set the application for hearing and the clerk shall cause to be published, in a newspaper as defined by law, for at least four successive weeks, a notice of such application and of the time and place of the hearing thereof. The first publication of such notice shall be at least thirty

days prior to the date fixed for the hearing and a copy of the notice shall, within ten days after the first publication of the same, be mailed by the clerk, addressed to the person by the application or affidavit. At the hearing, the allegations shall be established by competent proof, and any person interested or any person in possession or control of the property sought to be administered, or any part thereof, may appear and resist the application.

§ 21. The form of letters of administration hereafter to be issued in this State shall, as near as may be, be as follows, to-wit:

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The People of the State of Illinois, to all to whom these presents shall

come

GREETING.

Know ye, that whereas, A B, of the county of and State of Illinois, died intestate, as it is said (or "as it is presumed," when the letters are issued upon the presumption), on or about the ...day of.... A. D. 19..., having at the time of his decease, personal property in this State which may be lost, destroyed or diminished in value, if speedy care be not taken of the same; to the end, therefore, that said property may be collected and preserved for those who shall appear to have a legal right or interest therein, we do hereby appoint C D, of the county of and State of Illinois, administrator of all and singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of the said A B at the time of his decease, with full power and authority to secure and collect the said property and debts. wheresoever the same may be found in this State, and in general, to do and perform all other acts which now are or hereafter may be required of him by law.

Witness: E F, clerk of the county court in and for the said county of... and the seal of said court, this...

A. D. 19.. ..

day of

(L. S.) E F, Clerk. And in all cases where letters of administration with the will annexed. letters of administration, de bonis non, or letters of administration to any public administrator are issued, the same shall be in conformity with the foregoing form, as nearly as may be, taking care to make the necessary variations, additions or omissions to suit each particular case.

§ 78. The costs, expenses, award and just claims against the estate. of a person presumed in law to be dead shall be adjusted, allowed and paid in due course as in other estates, but before distribution to heirs of such person, under the presumption of death and intestacy, each distributee, or some one for and on behalf of such distributee, shall enter into bond payable to the People of the State of Illinois, in a penalty double the value of the distributive share of such distributee, with security thereon to the acceptance and approval of the court, conditioned to refund and pay, on demand, to such presumed decedent, if alive.

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