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716 STATE INSPECTOR OF MASONRY, PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND works.

of Masonry, Public Buildings and Works be and is hereby created, who shall be appointed by the Governor and who shall hold his office for the term of four (4) years or until his successor shall be selected and qualified and who shall be paid an annual salary of two thousand dollars ($2,000), one-twelfth thereof to be paid at the end of each and every month, together with his actual and necessary traveling expenses while in the performance of his duties under this Act: Provided, however, that such expenses shall not exceed the sum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) per annum, such expenses to be paid monthly, at the end of each month on itemized accounts signed and sworn to by the Inspector of Masonry, Public Buildings and Works and filed with the Auditor of Public Accounts.

§ 2. It shall be the duty of said Inspector of Masonry, Public Buildings and Works to carefully examine and inspect the material and workmanship of all buildings and other structures and additions thereto that may be constructed by contract or otherwise for the State of Illinois, out of brick or stone or substitutes therefor and to see that all such buildings and other structures are constructed in accordance with the contract, plans and specifications therefor, and all such buildings, structures or additions thereto shall be constructed under the supervision of the State Inspector of Masonry, Public Buildings and Works, and the work, workmanship and material thereof shall be subject to his approval.

§ 3. The State Inspector of Masonry, Public Buildings and Works is hereby authorized and it is made his duty to inspect all plans and specifications for public buildings and structures and additions thereto that are to be constructed by contract or otherwise for the State of Illinois prior to the time such plans and specifications are adopted and shall aid the committee, board or person having such matters in charge in preparing such plans and specifications as is intended and desired and he shall have full and final superintendence on all buildings, structures or additions thereto that may be constructed by contract or otherwise for the State of Illinois, according to the terms of the contract.

§ 4. The State Inspector of Masonry, Public Buildings and Works shall, with the consent of the Governor, when the work in his department requires it, appoint such assistants as he may need, not exceeding two, who shall have the same qualifications as is provided for in this Act for the State Inspector of Masonry, Public Buildings and Works, and who shall, during their period of service, receive an annual salary of eighteen hundred dollars ($1,800) per year, payable in equal monthly installments, and also their actual and necessary traveling expense while in the performance of their duties under this Act, such expenses to be paid on itemized accounts, signed and sworn to by such assistants and approved by the State Inspector of Masonry, Public Buildings and Works: Provided, however, that the State Inspector of Masonry, Public Buildings and Works may discontinue the service of any such assistants at any time his service is no longer needed. Such assistants, when so appointed, shall assist the State Inspector of Masonry, Public Buildings and Works in the performance of his duty under the direction of said officer.

STATE MILITARY AND NAVAL CODE—STATE LANDS. 717

§ 5. No person shall be appointed to the office of State Inspector of Masonry, Public Buildings and Works, or an assistant thereof, except a skilled mechanic who has had at least ten years’ practical experience next prior to his appointment in brick and masonry work and the substitutes therefor.

APPROVED June 28th, 1915.

STATE MILITARY AND NAVAL CODE.

STATE MILITIA—LAND FORCES.

§ 1. Amends section 1, Article II, Act of 1909. § 1. (Article II) As amended, provides for three additional batteries of field at tillery.

(House Bill No. 939. Approved JUNE 25, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to establish a military and naval code for the State of Illinois, and to repeal all Acts in conflict herewith,” approved June 10, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, by amending section one (1) of Article II thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act to establish a military and naval code for the State of Illinois, and to repeal all Acts in conflict herewith,” approved June 10, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, be and the same is hereby amended by amending section one (1) of Article II thereof so that the said section when amended shall read as follows: § 1. (Article II.) The land forces of the organized militia shall be designated as the Illinois National Guard, hereinafter termed the National Guard, and shall consist, in time of peace, of not more than one major general and three brigadier generals of the line, twenty-four battalions of infantry, one company of engineers, one regiment of cavalry, six batteries of field artillery, one company of signal corps, one field hospital, the necessary line staff officers and non-commissioned officers and supply departments, as specified in Article IV hereof, and the officers of the retired list. APPROVED June 25th, 1915.

STATE LANDS.

CONVEYANCE TO CITY OF CHICAGO FOR BATHING BEACH.

Preamble. § 1. Conveys, land described to city of Chicago - for bathing beach, park and recreation purposes

(SENATE Bill No. 326. Approv ED JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to grant and convey to the city of Chicago certain lands for bathing beach, park, and recreation purposes. WHEREAs, by a certain decree entered in the superior court of Cook county, Illinois, April 5, 1915, the title to a certain tract of land in the city of Chicago, county of Cook and State of Illinois, known and described as follows, to-wit: commencing at a point fifty feet north of a point on the southern boundary line of the northwest fractional quarter (nw frl. 4) of section twelve (12) township thirty-eight (38) north, range fourteen (14) east of the third (3rd) principal meridian, seven hundred sixty-four and thirty-seven hundredths (764.37) feet east of the southwest corner of the northwest fractional quarter (nw frl. 4) of said section twelve (12) running thence north, parallel with the western boundary line of said northwest fractional quarter (nw frl. 4) to the shores of Lake Michigan; thence in a southeasterly direction along the shores of Lake Michigan to the easterly line of the east pier running north and south into the waters of Lake Michigan; thence in a southerly direction along the said easterly line of said pier to a point fifty feet north of a point in the line of said southern boundary line of said northwest fractional quarter (nw 4) extended, and thence west along said southern boundary line three hundred and thirty hundredths (300.30) feet to the place of beginning, was adjudged and decreed to be in the State of Illinois, and WHEREAs, the title to said tract of land was by said decree vested, confirmed and established in the State of Illinois, and WHEREAs, the said tract of land borders on Lake Michigan, is wholly within the city of Chicago and is useful, desirable and advantageous for bathing beach, park and other recreation purposes and contains to-wit about 2.797 acres, therefore: SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the said land or lands located in the city of Chicago, county of Cook and State of Illinois, described as follows, to-wit: commencing at a point fifty feet north of a point on the southern boundary line of the northwest fractional quarter (nw frl. 4) of section twelve (12) township thirty-eight (38) north, range fourteen (14) east of the third (3rd) principal meridian, seven hundred sixty-four and thirty-seven hundredths (764.37) feet east of the southwest corner of the northwest fractional quarter (nw frl. 14) of said section twelve (12) running thence north, parallel with the western boundary line of said northwest fractional quarter (nw frl. 14) to the shores of Lake Michigan; thence in a southeasterly direction along the shores of Lake Michigan to the easterly line of the east pier running north and south into the waters of Lake Michigan; thence in a southerly direction along said easterly line of said pier to a point fifty feet north of a point in the line of said southern boundary line of said northwest fractional quarter (nw frl. 4) extended, and thence west along said southern boundary line three hundred and thirty hundredths (300.30) feet to the place of beginning, together with all piers extending therefrom or connected therewith, be and the same are

hereby granted and conveyed to the city of Chicago for bathing beach,

park, and recreation purposes. APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

SECOND REGIMENT ARMORY, CHICAGO-RATIFICATION OF SALE. Preamble. § 2. Title to be conveyed upon payment of sum - specified. § 1. Ratifies sale of buildings, and land described.

(House Bill No. 211. APP Row ED JUNE 28, 1915.)

AN ACT ratifying and confirming the sale and conveyance of all the right, title and interest of the State of Illinois in and to the buildings and land belonging to the State of Illinois and used as an armory by the Second Regiment, Illinois National Guard. WHEREAs, by virtue of an Act entitled, “An Act providing for the sale and conveyance of all the right, title and interests of the State of Illinois in and to the building and lands now owned by the State of Illinois and used for an armory by the Second Regiment, Illinois National Guard,” approved June 9, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, and by virtue of amendatory Act entitled, “An Act making appropriation of the proceeds of the sale of the building and lands now owned by the State of Illinois and used for an armory by the Second Regiment, Illinois National Guard,” approved June 21, 1913, effective July 1, 1913; WHEREAs, the commission created by said Act acting under the powers conferred by said Acts and pursuant to, and for the purposes in said Act set forth, did cause public advertisement for the purposes of said. Act as follows, to-wit: By causing to be published in the several daily papers in the city of Chicago and in real estate papers having general circulation, for a period of time longer than three weeks, advertisement of sale containing description of said property and full and complete information in relation thereto, including statement that sealed proposals for purchase of same would be received by the legally constituted commission at the office of the Governor at the hour of 10:00 A. M., Monday, August 24, 1914, at which time all submitted proposals would be publicly opened by said commission; and WHEREAs, pursuant to said advertisement, four proposals of purchase were received by said commission, the highest of which was fortyfive thousand, one hundred twenty-five dollars ($45,125.00), less commission; and WHEREAs, the said commission, after due consideration of the proposals so submitted, concluded that none of the said proposals represented the value of the property to be sold; acting under the authority conferred by the said Act above referred to, did reject each and all of the several proposals of purchase; and WHEREAs, a re-advertisement of said property of the State of Illinois was had by causing to be published in the several daily papers in the city of Chicago and in real estate papers having general circulafion, under which second advertisement bids were to be received and opened at 4:00 P.M., October 1, 1914, in the office of the Governor; and WHEREAs, no bids were received at said time and place; and WHEREAs, for the third time advertisement was again had in the several daily papers in the city of Chicago and in real estate papers having general circulation, said bids to be opened at 10:00 A. M., Wednesday, January 27, in the office of the Governor; and, WHEREAs, the day and hour having arrived, the legally constituted commission being present in the office of the Governor, for the purpose of opening bids as per advertisement, found three bids in pursuance thereof; and WHEREAs, the said three bids were publicly opened by said legally constituted commission in the presence of the one bidder who was present and after due inquiry had been made throughout the offices of the Governor as to whether there were any other bids or bidders and, WHEREAs, the said legally constituted commission having considered the bids as submitted, concluded that having advertised said property for sale three times and the highest bid yet received being before them, did conclude to accept the said highest bid and acting under the authority conferred by the said Act above mentioned, did then and there sell to the highest bidder, Cremin & O'Connor, the said advertised property of the State of Illinois, in accord with the terms of their bid, to-wit, $47,000.00, less the sum of 21% per cent thereof, commission, making the total net sale in the sum of $45,825.00s;] therefore, SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the sale of the buildings and land owned by the State of Illinois and used for an armory by the Second Regiment, Illinois National Guard, situated in the city of Chicago, county of Cook and State of Illinois and more particularly described as follows: Lots ten (10), thirteen (13), fourteen (14), fifteen (15) and the west half of lot sixteen (16) in block forty-two (42) in Carpenter's addition, in the west half of the southeast quarter of section eight (8), township thirty-nine (39) north, range fourteen (14), east of the third principal meridian, for the sum of forty-five thousand, eight hundred twenty-five ($45,825.00) dollars heretofore made by the Governor and the Adjutant General, pursuant to the authority contained in an Act entitled, “An Act providing for the sale and conveyance of all the right, title and interest of the State of Illinois in and to the buildings and land now owned by the State of Illinois and used for an armory by the Second Regiment, Illinois National Guard,” approved June 9th, 1911, and in force July 1st, 1911, be and the same is ratified, approved and confirmed. § 2. Upon the payment of said sum and the execution, by the commissioners provided for in this Act approved June 9, 1911, and in force July 1st, 1911, mentioned in section 1 hereof, of the deed of conveyance in said Act directed to be executed, all the right, title and interest of the State of Illinois shall be and the same is granted, quitclaimed and conveyed to and vested in such purchaser. APPROVED June 28th, 1015.

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