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flammable or that may create a spark, whether the same shall be we or dry, shall be used for tamping. (j) When a squib is used to fire a shot it shall be unlawful to shorten or oil the match of the squib or to ignite it except at the end. (k) Before firing a shot, the person firing the same shall see that all persons are out of danger from the probable effects of such shot, and shall take measures to prevent any one approaching by shouting “fire" before lighting the same. (1) Not more than one shot shall be lighted at the same time in any working place unless the firing is done by electricity or by fuses of such length that the interval between the explosions of any two shots shall be not less than one minute, and in no case shall any shot or shots be fired or lighted which are termed depending or depender shots, until after the expiration of ten minutes from the successful firing of the relieving shot or shots. When successive shots are to be fired in any working place in which the roof is broken or faulty, the smoke shal be allowed to clear away and the roof examined and made secure between shots. (m) No person shall return to a missed shot, if lighted with a squib, until five (5) minutes have elapsed from the time of lighting the same, or, if lighted with fuse, until the following day; and no person shall return to a missed shot when the firing is done by electricity unles the wires are disconnected from the battery. (n) No missed shot shall be withdrawn excepting by the use of coppertipped or wooden tools. (o) Where shot sirers are employed and fuse is used to fire shots, the length of the fuse shall be not less than three and one-half (3%) feet outside the powder. $ 20. (a) It shall be the duty of the mine manager: 1. To visit each working place in the mine at least once in two weeks. 2. To provide a suitable checking system whereby the entrance into and departure from the mine of each employee shall be indicated. 3. To have the underground working of the mine examined by a certificated mine examiner within eight hours preceding every day upon which the mine is to be operated. Such a mine examiner shall make the examination as provided in this Act, and he shall enter his report thereof with indelible pencil or ink in a well bound or properly protected loose leaf book provided for that purpose, before the men are permitted to enter the mine in the morning. This book shall be kept in some convenient place on top, but not in the engine room, for the informaation of the inspector and other persons interested therein. 4. To examine the mine examiner's report in the morning, and if the working places are reported dangerous, he shall withhold the entrance checks of men working in such places until he has taken every proper precaution to advise such men of the danger and instructed them not to work in such places until the reported danger has been removed, except for the purpose of removing same.

5. When there is to be a night shift mining coal, the mine manager shall require the places in which such night shift are expected to work to be examined for gas, or falls or dangerous roof, by the person in charge of such night shift or some competent person duly authorized by him before the men enter such places for work. The night shift may go into the mine while the night examiner is in the mine, excepting in mines where marsh gas has been detected in dangerous quantities, provided they do not go into the working places until the required examination is made. Certificated mine examiners shall not be required for the examination preceding the night shift, excepting in mines where marsh gas is detected in dangerous quantities. The night examiner, or examiners, shall make a record of their examination in a special book kept for that purpose, which shall be kept in some convenient place on top when not in use by the examiner. 6. He shall provide a sufficient number of props, caps and timbers, when demanded, delivered on the miners’ cars at the usual place, in suitable lengths and dimensions for the securing of the roof by the miners. 7. He shall see that the cross-cuts are made at proper distances apart, and that the necessary doors, curtains, and batteroes [batteries] are provided to secure the men in the mine the volume of air required by this Act, or by the written demands of the mine inspector; also, that all stoppings along air-ways are properly and promptly built. 8. He shall keep careful watch over all ventilating apparatus, and the air currents in the mine, and in case of accident to fan or machinery by which the air currents are stopped or materially obstructed, he shall at once order the withdrawal of the men from the mine and o their return until the required ventilation has been re-estabished. * 9. He shall measure the air current or cause the same to be measured at least once each week at the inlet and outlet, also at the last open cross-cut in each division or split, and shall keep a record of such measurements for the information of the mine inspector. 10. He or his assistants shall, at least once a week, examine the escapement shaft and the roadways leading thereto and all other openings for the safe exit of men to the surface; and shall make a record of any obstructions or other unsafe conditions existing therein, and cause the same to be promptly removed. 11. He shall examine or designate a competent person to examine the hoisting ropes, cages and safety catches every morning, and shall require the ropes to be tested by hoisting the cages before the men are lowered. 12. He must see that the top man and bottom man are on duty and that sufficient lights are maintained at the top and bottom landings when the miners are being hoisted and lowered. 13. The mine manager or his assistant shall be at his post at the mine when the men are lowered into the mine in the morning for Work, and shall remain at night until all the men employed during the day shall have been hoisted out.

14. He shall give special attention to and instructions concerning the proper storage and handling of explosives in the mines. 15. He shall see that all dusty haulage roads are regularly and thoroughly sprayed, sprinkled or cleaned at regular intervals when the health and safety of the men in the mines demand. (b) The mine manager shall have power: 1. To instruct employees as to their respective duties and to require of all employees obedience to the provisions of the mining law. 2. To prescribe special rules concerning the proper storage and handling of explosives in the mine and concerning the time and manner of placing and discharging the blasting shots, and it shall be unlawful for any miner to fire shots except according to such rules. 3. In mines in which the works are so extensive that all the duties devolving upon the mine manager cannot be discharged by one man, competent persons may be designated and appointed as assistants to the mine manager, who shall exercise his functions under the mine managers’ instructions. § 21. (a) A certificated mine examiner shall be required at all coal mines. There shall be one or more additional certificated mine examiners whenever required in writing by State mine inspectors when the conditions are such as to make the employment of such additional mine examiners necessary. (b) It shall be the duty of the mine examiner: 1. To examine the underground workings of the mine within eight hours preceding the time the day shift goes on duty, every day upon which the mine is to be operated, excepting that when in the judgment of the State Mine Inspector expressed in writing to the coal operator, a mine generates explosive gas in dangerous quantities, a State mine inspector shall require the mine to be examined for gas in such manner and at such shorter intervals than eight hours before the time the day shift goes on duty every day upon which the mine is to be operated, as may be necessary to insure the safety of the men working in such mine. In all mines where closed electric lamps are used exclusively, said mines shall be examined within four hours preceding the time the day shift goes on duty. 2. When in the performance of his duties, to carry with him a safety lamp in proper order and condition and a rod or bar for sounding the roof. 3. To see that the air current is traveling in its proper course and in proper quantity; and to measure with an enemometer the amount of air passing in the last cross-cut or break-through of each pair of entries, or in the last room of each division in long-wall mines, and at all other points where he may deem it necessary; and to note the result of such measurements in the mine examiner's books kept for that purpose. 4. To inspect all places where men are required in the performance of their duties to pass or to work, and to observe whether there are any recent falls or dangerous roof or accumulations of gas or dangerous conditions in rooms or roadways; and to examine especially all roadways leading to escapement shafts or other openings for the

safe exit of men to the surface, the edges and accessible parts of recent falls and old gobs and air-courses. 5. As evidence of his examination of said rooms and roadways, to inscribe in some suitable place on the walls of each, not on the face of the coal, with chalk, the month and the day of the month of his visit. 6. When working places are discovered in which there are recent falls or dangerous rook [roof] or dangerous conditions, to place a conspicuous mark or sign thereat as notice to all men to keep out; and . in case of accumulation of gas, to place at least two conspicuous obstructions across the roadway not less than twenty feet apart, one of which shall be outside the last open cross-cut. 7. Upon completing his examination, to make a daily record of the same in a book kept for that purpose, for the information of the company, the inspector and all other persons interested; and this record shall be made each morning before the miners are permitted to enter the mine. 8. To take into his possession the entrance checks of all men whose working places have been shown by his examination and record to be dangerous, and to give such entrance checks to the mine manager before the men are permitted to enter the mine in the morning. § 27. (a) The operator of every coal mine where miners are paid by the weight of their output, shall provide at such mine suitable and accurate scales for the weighing of such coal, and a correct record shall be kept of all coal so weighed and said record shall be open at all reasonable hours to the inspection of miners and others interested in the product of said mine. The operator shall provide at such mine not less than one thousand ( 1.000) rounds of Unitor | United States standard weights. (b) The person authorized to weigh the coal and keep the record as aforesaid shall be a citizen of the United States, and shall, before entering upon his duties, make and subscribe to an oath before some person duly authorized to administer oaths, that he will accurately weigh and carefully keep a true record of all coal weighed, and such affidavit shall be kept conspicuously posted at the place of weighing. (c) The miners at work in any coal mine may employ a check weighman at their option and at their own expense, whose duty it shall be to balance the scales and see that the coal is properly weighed, and that a correct account of the same is kept, and for this purpose he shall have access at all times to the beam box of said scales, and be afforded every facility for verifying the weights while the weighing is being done. The check weighman so employed by the miners shall be a citizen of the United States, and, before entering upon his duties, shall make and subscribe to an oath before some person duly authorized to administer oaths, that he will faithfully discharge his duties as check weighman, and such oath shall be kept conspicuously posted at the place of weighing. APPRoved June 28, 1910.

MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS.

IN MEMORY OF SOLDIERS AND SAILORS.

§ 1. Proposition to be submitted upon § 5. County to appropriate money to petition — may levy additional cover defleiency in cost of nontax — memorial to be under tenance.

supervision of county board. § 6. To be deemed county property and § 2. County may contribute — subject exempt from taxation. to certain conditions. § 7. Repeal.

§ 3. County may enter into lease.

$ 4. Space may be set aside for use without charge.

(SENATE BILL No. 315. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1919.)

AN ACT to authorize counties to erect or assist in the erection of monuments or memorial buildings in honor of their soldiers and sailors. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That upon the petition of two hundred, or more, legal voters of a county being filed with the county clerk thirty days prior to any county election, praying that the proposition of erecting or completing a monument or memorial building in honor of its soldiers and sailors at the county seat be submitted to a vote of the people of such county, such proposition shall be submitted to a vote of the people at the next ensuing county election. Such proposition shall be clearly indicated upon the ballot, and two spaces left upon the margin, one for votes favoring the proposition, to be indicated by the word “Yes,” and one for votes opposing the proposition. to be indicated by the word “No,” as in the form herein given.

Proposition for the erection of a monument | Yes X or memorial building in honor of the –—

soldiers and sailors of the county. | No

The elector shall designate his vote by a cross mark thus, (X), and no ballot which has not a cross opposite the word “yes” or “no” shall be counted either for or against the proposition.

If a majority of all the votes cast at such election are in favor thereof, it shall be the duty of the board of supervisors or board of county commissioners, as the case may be, of such county, within one year after such election, to appropriate sufficient funds to erect a suitable monument or a suitable memorial building, and purchase a site therefor, if necessary, at the county seat, in honor of its soldiers and sailors. If the revenues of the county under the general tax levy shall be insufficient to provide for the erection of such building and the purchase of a site therefor, if necessary, the board of supervisors or board of county commissioners, as the case may be, may also at the same election submit to the voters the proposition of levying an additional tax and issuing bonds therefor in the manner provided by sections 27 and 28 of an Act entitled. “An Act to revise the law in relation to counties,” approved and in force March 31, 1874, as amended.

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