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master sergeant, one stable sergeant, six sergeants, twelve corporals, four artificers, two trumpeters, two cooks, and one hundred four (104) privates as a minimum.

§ 15. A band shall consist of one chief musician, two principal musicians, one drum major, four sergeants, eight corporals, two cooks, and from twelve to twenty-four privates.

16. A company of engineers shall consist of one captain, three first lieutenants, one first sergeant, one quartermaster sergeant, four sergeants, six corporals, two cooks, two musicians, twenty-one privates, first class, and twenty-one privates, second class, as a minimum.

§ 17. A signal corps shall consist of one captain, three first lieutenants, five sergeants, first class, five sergeants, ten corporals, two cooks, eighteen privates, first class, and eighteen privates, second class, as a minimum.

§ 18. The medical department shall consist of one surgeon general, with rank of colonel, as prescribed in section 2, article 1; for the division and each brigade of the Illinois National Guard, one assistant surgeon general, with the rank of lieutenant colonel, who shall be designated chief surgeon of the division and brigade to which he is assigned; for each regiment of the Illinois National Guard, one surgeon, with rank of major; for each regiment and battalion of artillery of the Illinois National Guard, one assistant surgeon with the rank of captain; for each regiment of infantry and cavalry and battalion of artillery, two assistant surgeons, with rank of first lieutenants; for each regiment of infantry and cavalry, one acting assistant surgeon, with rank of first lieutenant as dental surgeon; as secretary to the surgeon general, one assistant surgeon with the rank of first lieutenant, to keep the records of the department and act in the capacity of adjutant thereof; for the naval force a surgeon with the rank of lieutenant commander; two past assistant surgeons with the relative rank of lieutenant; four assistant surgeons with the relative rank of lieutenant junior grade; and a hospital corps, consisting of one hospital steward, assigned to the office of the surgeon general; one hospital steward to each brigade headquarters; one hospital steward for each regiment of infantry, cavalry and battalion of artillery, and one acting hospital steward for each battalion of infantry, squadron of cavalry and battery; and for the naval reserve one pharmacist to be a warrant officer, and such number of apothecaries (not exceeding four) as the commanding officer of the naval reserve may direct, and hospital corps privates in the ratio of two for each company of infantry, troop of cavalry, battery of artillery, signal corps and engineer company, and for the naval reserve such number of hospital attendants or laymen as the commanding officer may direct, upon the approval of the surgeon general.

§ 19. The Naval Reserve shall consist of one captain; one commander, who shall be executive officer; one lieutenant commander, who shall be navigating officer; one lieutenant, who shall be ordnance officer; one lieutenant, who shall be equipment officer; a staff consisting of one lieutenant commander, who shall be chief engineer; one lieutenant commander, who shall be paymaster; one lieutenant, who shall be past assistant paymaster; one lieutenant, junior grade, who shall be an assistant paymaster; one lieutenant, who shall be chaplain ; one lieutenant, junior grade, who shall be signal officer; one lieutenant, junior grade, who shall be secretary; two ensigns, who shall be aides de camp; one band and ten divisions, two of which shall be (steam) engineer divisions. There shall also be allowed on the staff of the Naval Reserve such number of warrant officers, not exceeding eight, and petty officers as the commander-in-chief may from time to time direct.

§ 20. The commander-in-chief may, at his discreiton, to promote the efficiency of the service, subdivide the ten divisions into battalions of five divisions each (one of which shall be an engineer division). When battalions are organized, each battalion shall be commanded by a commander and to each battalion there shall be allowed the following additional commissioned officers: One lieutenant commander who shall be chief executive officer of the battalion; one lieutenant who shall be the navigating and ordnance officer of the battalion; one signal officer with the rank of ensign, There shall be allowed to each battalion staff such number of petty officers as the commander-inchief shall from time to time order and direct.

A division shall consist of one lieutenant; one lieutenant, junior grade; two ensigns; one boatswain's mate, first class; one gunner's mate, first class; one quartermaster, first class; one master-atarms, second class; one boatswain's mate, second class; one gunner's mate, second class; one quartermaster, second class; one yeoman, second class; one gunner's mate, third class; one quartermaster, third class; two musicians; one coxswain for every twenty seamen; and thirty seamen as a minimum and eighty seamen as a maximum. * $ 22. A (steam) engineer division shall consist of one lieutenant, who shall be past assistant engineer; one lieutenant, junior grade, who shall be past assistant engineer; two ensigns who shall be assistant engineer; and not to exceed four chief machinist's mates; six machinist's mates, first class; two electricians, first class; eight machinist's mates, second class; two electricians, second class; one yeoman, second class; two musicians; four oilers, third class; eight water tenders; eight firemen, first class; twenty-four firemen, second class; and twenty-four coal-passers.

$23. The band of the Naval Reserve shall consist of one chief musician; one drum major; two principal musicians; four musicians, first class; eight musicians, second class; and twenty-four seamen musicians.

8 24. The chief engineer, signal officer, secretary, and aides de camp, shall not be considered to be “staff” officers, but shall be line officers, and as such entitled to assume command.

§ 25. Whenever the Naval Reserve, or any part thereof, shall be in the field or afloat upon actual service, the senior officer present shall command same, and whenever operating or acting in conjunction with the land forces of the militia of the State, the senior officer present,

according to relative rank of either force, shall command the whole, unless otherwise specially ordered or directed by the commander-inchief, or other competent military or naval authority. But no officer of the staff shall be entitled by virtue of his rank to assume command when officers of the line are present and capable of assuming command, unless expressly authorized so to do by law, or by the terms of his commission, where an officer of similar rank and position in the United States navy service would not be entitled to assume command, unless by express directions of the commander-in-chief or other competent authority.

§ 26. The naval forces shall not be considered as attached to any division or brigade of the land forces of the State, but shall be under the direct command of the commander-in-chief. The commander-inchief may, however, attach the naval forces temporarily for military purposes, in case of actual service, to any division or brigade of the State troops, should he deem proper so to do, and to place it under the command of the commanding officer thereof. Nothing in this Act contained shall be construed as exempting the naval forces from being called into the service of the State, or of the United States, in case of war, rebellion, riot or insurrection, or to aid in the enforcement of the laws of the State, or of the United States, in the same manner as provided by law for the land forces of the State troops. When called into the service of the State, or of the United States, for any purpose, they shall be liable to perform such duties as may be required of them, either on shore or afloat.

§ 27. The captain commanding the Naval Reserve, the executive, navigating, ordnance and equipment officers, shall be elected by the division officers and when confirmed by the commander-in-chief, those above the rank of lieutenant shall hold their office for five years, those officers of the rank of lieutenant shall hold their office for three years. The ordnance and equipment officers in the order named shall be senior to all others of the same rank.

Division officers shall be elected by the members of their divisions and when confirmed by the commander-in-chief shall hold office three years.

§ 28 All persons elected or appointed to any commissioned office below the rank of lieutenant commander, with the exception of the past assistant paymaster and the chaplain shall before any commission be issued to them, be required to pass a satisfactory examination as to their fitness and capacity for such office. But no person reelected or re-appointed to any such office shall be required to pass such examination upon such re-election or re-appointment.

§ 29. The commander-in-chief shall have power to establish by rule and regulation the character of examinations required of persons recommended for appointment or election to office in the Naval Reserve, and to appoint examining boards, for the purpose of holding and conducting such examinations. Such boards may be general for the purpose of examining all persons elected or recommended for appointment to any grade or office, or may be special for the examination of particular persons as the commander-in-chief may direct; such boards may be composed in whole or in part of officers of the United

• States navy service. It shall be the duty of the adjutant general to

notify all persons elected or recommended for appointment to any commissioned office and subject to examination, to appear before the proper examining board for examination at such time as the commander-in-chief may direct. No person who may be elected or recommended for appointment to any office, and who shall fail to pass the required examination, or whose election or appointment shall be disapproved by the commander-in-chief, shall be eligible for election or appointment to such office for at least one year thereafter.

§ 30. All petty officers of divisions, on recommendation of the commanding officer of their divisions, shall be appointed by warrant by the commanding officer of the Naval Reserve, provided they shall have passed an examination prescribed by the officer issuing the warrant.

The commanding officer of the naval reserve is empowered to detail an officer or officers to conduct such examinations.

$ 31. The commander-in-chief shall have power to assign any officer, warrant or petty officer, or seaman of the United States navy detailed for or assigned to duty with the naval brigade, as instructor or otherwise, to such duties as he may deem proper and suitable, and shall have power to confer upon any such officer, warrant or petty officer, or seaman, such rank in the naval service of the State, during such detail or assignment as he may deem best

Amend section 1, article IV, to read as follows: § 1. The assistant surgeons general shall be assigned to the staffs of the division and brigade commanders, and shall be appointed and commissioned by the commander-in-chief upon the recommendation of the respective division and brigade commanders concurred in by the surgeon general; surgeons with the rank of major, or relative rank of lieutenant commander in the naval reserve, shall be assigned to regiments of infantry and cavalry and the Naval Reserve, respectively, and shall be appointed and commissioned by the commanderin-chief upon the recommendation of the several regimental commanders, and the commander of the Naval Reserve, respectively, concurred in by the surgeon general, and after having passed such examination as the surgeon general may prescribe, assistant surgeons with the rank of captain and past assistant surgeons with the rank of lieutenant in the naval reserve, shall be assigned to regiments of infantry, cavalry and battalions of artillery and the Naval Reserve, respectively, and shall be appointed and commissioned by the commander-in-chief upon the recommendation of the respective regimental commanders, the artillery battalion commander and the commander of the naval reserve, respectively, concurred in by the surgeon general, and after having passed such examination as the surgeon general shall prescribe; the assistant surgeon, with the rank of first lieu-. tenant, as secretary to the surgeon general, shall be appointed and commissioned upon the recommendation of that officer; other assistant surgeons, with the rank of first lieutenant, shall be assigned in the proportion of two to each regiment of infantry, cavalry and battalion of artillery and assistant surgeons with the rank of lieutenant, junior

grade, in the naval reserve, to the naval reserve, in such manner as to subserve the best interests of that service, and shall be appointed and commissioned by the commander-in-chief upon the recommendation of the several regimental commanders, artillery battalion commander and the commander of the Naval Reserve, respectively, concurred in by the surgeon general, and after having passed such an examination as the surgeon general may prescribe; the acting assistant surgeons as dental surgeons, with the rank of first lieutenant, shall be assigned to the regiments of infantry and cavalry, and shall be appointed and commissioned by the commander-in-chief, upon the recommendation of the respective regimental commanders, concurred in by the surgeon general, and after having passed such examination as the surgeon general may prescribe.

Amend section 2, article IV, to read as follows:

§ 2. Assistant surgeon of the original grade of first lieutenant (in the National Guard) or lieutenant, junior grade (in the Naval Reserve), provided for in the preceding section, shall after five years of service be entitled to the rank of captain or lieutenant respectively.

Amend article XII by adding thereto a new section, to be numbered and known as section II:

A person, who either by himself or with another, wilfully deprives a member of the National Guard or Naval Reserve of his employment, or prevents his being employed by himself or another, or obstructs or annoys said member of said National Guard or Naval Reserve or his employer in respect of his trade, business or employment, because said member of said National Guard or Naval Reserve is such member, or dissuades any person from enlistment in the said National Guard or Naval Reserve by threat of injury to him in case he shall so enlist, in respect of his employment, trade or business, shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500). And it shall be the duty of the State's Attorney of the county wherein said information is made or offense committed, to prosecute said action in the name of the People of the State of Illinois.

APPROVED May 28, 1907.

PAY OF OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN. $1. Amends section 2, article XI, Act of

§ 2. As amended allows officers 1903.

full pay during encamp

ment. (SENATE BILL No. 384. APPROVED MAY 17, 1907.) An Act to amend section 2, article XI, of 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 May 14, 1903; in force July 1, 1903.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 2 article XI, of an Act entitled, "An Act to establish a military and naval code for the

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