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mediately preceding such election, he shall state where, and in what house he has resided for the last thirty days.
No further evidence of the right to vote shall be required in any case, at any municipal or other election.
§ 23. The persons entitled to vote at any election held under this act, shall not be arrested on civil process within said city upon the day on which şaid election is held, and all persons illegally voting at any election under this act shall be punishable according to the laws of this State,
POWERS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS. § 1. Every person chosen or appointed to an executive, Official oaths. judicial, or administrative office under this act, shall before he enters on the duties of his office, take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed in the constitution of this State, and file the same, duly certified by the officer before whom it was taken, with the city clerk.
§ 2. The mayor shall preside over the meetings of the Duties of the common council and take care that the laws of the State and mayor. the ordinances of the city, are duly enforced, respected and observed, and that all other executive officers of the city discharge their respective duties. He shall from time to time give the common council such information, and recommend such measures, as he may deem advantageous to the city. He shall have a salary of thirty-five hundred dollars per annum in full compensation of all official services devolved upon him by this or any subsequent act. He shall be a member ex officio of the board of police and of the board of public works, and shall be clothed with all the power and authority and be subject to all the general duties and responsibilities of a commissioner of each of said boards: Provided, however, that he shall not act as a commissioner of the board of public works in making any special assessment for any public work or improvement, nor shall he be required to give a bond to the city as a member of either of said boards. The mayor shall likewise have power, es officio, to administer any oath authorized to be taken by the laws of this State.
§ 3. Every act, ordinance or resolution, passed by the Appror common council, before it shall take effect and within five din days after its passage, shall be presented, duly certified by the city clerk, to the mayor for his approbation. If he av prove, he shall sign it, it not he shall return it with his ob tions in writing to the city clerk, and the clerk shall sy said objections to the common council at their next meeting, who shall enter said objections upon th and proceed to reconsider the matter, and if
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reconsideration, two-thirds of all the members elected shall agree to pass the same, it shall take effect as an act or law of the corporation. If the mayor shall not return any act, ordinance or resolution so presented to him, within five days,
it shall take effect in the same manner as if he had signed it. Mayor, pro tem. S 4. In case of a vacancy in the office of mayor, or of his
being unable to perform the duties of his office, by reason of absence or sickness, the common council shall appoint by ballot one of their number to preside over their meetings, whose official designation shall be acting mayor. And the alderman so appointed shall be vested with all the powers and perform all the duties of mayor until the mayor shall resume his office, or the vacancy be filled by a new election.
§ 5. The members of the common council shall be fire wardens and conservators of the peace, and shall be exemp
ted from jury duty during their term of office. City clerk'sduties § 6. The clerk shall keep the corporate seal, and make
a record of the proceedings of the common council, at whose meetings it shall be his duty to attend; and copies of all papers duly filed in his office, and transcripts from the records of the proceedings of the common council certified by him under the corporate seal, shall be evidence in all courts, in like manner as if the originals were produced. He shall also have power to administer any oath authorized to be taken by the laws of this State.
§ 7. The counsel to the corporation shall be the chief counsel.
officer of the law department of the city. He shall, with the assistance of the city attorney, and subject to the directions of the comptroller, conduct all the law business of the corporation and of the departments thereof, and all other law business in which the city shall be interested, when so ordered by the corporation. Said officers shall hold their office in such place as the city may provide, and, when required, shall furnish written opinions upon subjects submitted to them by the mayor or common council or any other department of the municipal government. The city attorney shall keep a docket of all the cases to which the city may be a party in any court of record, in which shall be briefly entered all steps taken in each cause, and which shall at all times be open to the inspection of the mayor, comptroller or any committee of the common council. It shall also be the duty of said officers to draft all ordinances, bonds, contracts, leases, conveyances, and such other instruments of writing as may be required by the business of the city; to examine and inspect tax and assessment rolls, and all proceedings in reference to the levying and collection of taxes and assessments; and to perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the charter and ordinances of the
city. Assessors' duties. $ 8. The board of assessors shall perform all the duties
in relation to the assessing of property, for the purpose of
levying the taxes imposed by the common council. In the performance of their duties they shall have the same powers as are or may be given by law to county or town assessors, and be subject to the same liabilities.
$ 9. It shall be the duty of the harbor master to enforce Harbor master. all ordinances, and provisions of this act, in relation to the harbor.
§ 10. It shall be the duty of the fish inspector to inspect Fish inspector s all pickled or salted fresh-water fish sold or received for sale, or on consignment, in the city of Chicago. Any person or persons bringing or causing to be brought to the city of Chicago, for the purpose of sale, any fresh-water fish, shall have the same duly inspected by the said inspector before such fish shall be sold or in any way disposed of; and it shall be the duty of every person having such fish in his possession, for the purpose of selling or of dealing in the same, and of every consignee having fish on consignment, before the said fish shall be sold or in anywise disposed of, to give notice to the inspector, and have such fish duly inspected and branded; and for this purpose, such person shall arrange the packages in a convenient manner, and have them in some suitable place. It shall be the duty of the inspector, on due application of any person or persons having such fish in possession, to repair to the place of deposit of such fish, if the same shall be within the limits of the city of Chicago, and inspect the same with as little delay as possible. The said inspector shall procure sealed weights, and carefully weigh all fish offered for inspection ; Weighing of fish. and to entitle said inspector to grant a certificate of due inspection, or to brand the packages as duly inspected, he shall first find that the contents and weights of the several packages are as follows, viz: Each barrel shall contain 200 Ibs; each half barrel shall contain 100 lbs; each quarter barrel shall contain 50 lbs; and each eighth barrel shall contain 25 lbs. Such inspector shall, also, on branding any Branding. packages of fish, plainly and distinctly mark on the head of each package, in some indelible manner, the kind, quantity and quality of fish contained in each package, respectively, together with his name and the year and month in which the same shall have been inspected. The inspector shall be entitled to the following fees for the performance of his Inspector's fees duties, viz: For unheading, heading, weighing, re-packing, brining, and inspecting and branding each barrel, 20 cents; each half barrel, 10 cents; each quarter barrel, 5 cents ; each extra hoop, 5 cents; each extra head, 20 cents. The inspector shall not put his brand upon any package of fish, as duly inspected, unless the same be well hooped and headed, and in all respects sufficient to retain brine, and also be in good shipping condition. He shall keep a record of the number of packages and sizes, and of the kinds and qualities of fish, and for whom inspected, each year; and
Annual report. shall make a report of the same to the common council, on
the first day of January in each year. He shall keep an office at a convenient place, on or near the Chicago river, which shall be kept open during business hours, and in which the inspector shall at all times have some person, during his absence, to receive orders. No person holding the office of fish inspector for said city of Chicago, nor shall his employees or assistants, or either of them, buy or sell, or deal in, or in anywise be interested, in any fish sold or received for sale in the city of Chicago. He shall, before entering on the discharge of the duties of his said office, give bond, with two good and sufficient sureties, in the penal sum of five thousand dollars, and running to the people of the State of Illinois, and conditioned that he will well and faithfully perform the duties of said office and satisfy all
damages that may legally be demanded of him by virtue of Penalty for ofti- the provisions hereof. Any fish inspector violating, refusing
or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this section, so far as they are made incumbent upon him, shall, for every offense, be liable to a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars; which said fine may be collected in the name and for the use of the city of Chi
cago; and shall also be subject to immediate removal from Assistant inspec- office. Said inspector shall have the right to appoint and
remove at pleasure, one or more assistants, who shall have the same right to brand all packages inspected by either of them in the name of the said inspector; but each assistant shall have some distinctive mark, with which he shall designate each package inspected by himself, so as to indicate by by whom the inspection was actually made; and the said inspector shall have the right to take bond, with sufficient penalty and security, running to himself, from each of the assistants appointed by himself, and of the same tenor, as the bond herein required to be executed by said inspector; and the said inspector shall be liable for the acts of his said aşsistants, and may sue on the bonds of any of them, to
recover any damages that he may have suffered, by reason Collection of fees, of their misfeasance or malfeasance. The said inspector
shall have the right to sue, in any court having jurisdiction of the action, for his fees for services performed, either by
himself or his assistants by virtue hereof. Constable'sbonds § 11. Every person appointed or elected to the office of
constable, shall, before he enters upon the duties of his office, with two or more sureties to be approved by the common council, execute in presence of the clerk of the city, an instrument in writing by which such constable and securities, shall jointly and severally agree to pay to each and every person who may be entitled thereto, all such sums of money as the said constable may be liable to pay by reason or on account of any summons, execution, distress warrant, or other process which shall be delivered to him for collec
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tion. The clerk shall certify the approval of the common council on such instrument and file the same; and a copy certified by the clerk, under the corporate seal, shall be presumptive evidence, in all courts, of the execution thereof by such constable and his sureties; and all actions thereon shall be prosecuted within two years after the expiration of the year for which the constable named therein shall have been appointed or elected, and may be brought in the name of the person or persons entitled to the money collected by virtue of such instruments. No constable appointed or elected under this act, shall have power to serve any civil process out of the city limits, except in cases of persons fleeing therefrom, and to commit on execution, where the defendant shall have been arrested within the city.
§ 12. The city physician shall attend and administer to City physician. all sick persons confined in any police station-house, bridewell, work-house, house of refuge or other city prison, and shall attend to such other duties as may be prescribed by the board of health or common council.
§ 13. The cornmon council shall have power, from time Miscellaneous to time, to require further and other duties of all officers du whose duties are herein prescribed, and prescribe the powers and duties of all officers appointed or elected to any office under this act, whose duties are not herein specifically mentioned, and fix their compensation. They may also require bonds to be given to the city of Chicago by all officers, for the faithful performance of their duties.
§ 14. The comptroller, treasurer, collector, and school Bond of compagent, shall severally, before they enter on the duties of ers. their respective offices, execute a bond to the city of Chicago, in such sum, and with such sureties, as the common council shall approve; conditioned that they shall faithfully execute the duties of their offices, and account for and pay over all moneys and other property received by them; which bonds, with the approval of the common council, certified thereon by the clerk, shall be filed with the clerk.
§ 15. The common council, at their annual meeting on City printing. the first Monday in May, in each year, or within not to exceed thirty days thereafter, shall designate one public newspaper printed in said city, in which shall be published all ordinances, and other proceedings and matters required in any case by this act, or by the by-laws and ordinances of the common council, to be published in the corporation newspaper. And if the proprietors of the newspaper so designated, shall at any time during the year suspend the publication thereof, or decline longer to publish said proceedings, another newspaper shall be designated in its stead. The common council may also, in its discretion, provide for the publication of said ordinances and other proceedings, or such portion of the same as it may think proper, in some newspaper printed in the German language.
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