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Safety catch.

Safety-gate and brake.

Safety holes.

so that conversation may be held between persons at the bottom and top of the shaft; there shall also be provided an approved safety catch, and a sufficient cover overhead, on all carriages used for lowering and hoisting persons, and no cage having an unstable or self-dumping platform shall be used for the carriage of men or materials unless the same is provided with some convenient device by which said platform can be securely locked, and in the top of every shaft an approved safety-gate, and an adequate brake shall be attached to every drum or machine used for lowering or raising persons in all shafts or slopes; and there shall also be provided in every shaít a traveling or passage way from one side of a shaft bottom to the other, so that persons working therein may not have to pass under descending cages; and all slopes or engine planes, used as traveling ways by persons in any mine, shall be made of sufficient width to permit persons to pass moving cars with safety; but if found impracticable to make any slope or engine plane of sufficient width, then safety holes of ample dimensions, and not more than sixty feet apart, shall be made on one side of said slope or engine plane. Such safety holes shall always be kept free from obstructions, and the roof and sides shall be made secure. The boilers used for generating steam, and the buildings containing the boilers shall not be nearer than sixty feet to any shaft or slope, or to any building or inflammable structure connected with or surrounding said shaft or slope; but this section shall not apply to any shaft or slope until the work of development and shipment of coal has commenced.

Sec. 301. All safety lamps used for examining coal mines or which are used in any coal mine, shall be the property of the owner of the mine, and shall be under the charge of the agent thereof, and in all mines, whether they generate fire-damp or not, the doors used in assisting or directing ventilation of the mine, shall be so hung or adjusted that they will shut of their own accord and cannot stand open; and all main doors, shall have an attendant, whose constant duty shall be to open them for transportation and travel, and prevent them from standing open longer than is necessary for persons or cars to pass through; and places for shelter shall be provided at such doorways to protect the attendants from being injured by the cars, or otherwise, while attending to their duties; and the mining boss shall keep a careful watch over the ventilating apparatus and the air-way, and he shall measure the ventilation at least once a week, at the inlet and outlet, and also at or near the face of all the entries, and the measurements of air so made shall be noted on blanks, furnished by the chief inspector; and on the first day of each month the mining boss of each mine shall sign one of such blanks, properly filled with the said actual measurements, and forward the same to the chief inspector, and any mining boss making false returns of such air measurements shall be deemed

Safety lamps.

Doors used for ventilation.

Ventilation measured each week.

how reported.

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When any

accident
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guilty of an cffense against this section. Every person hay- Accidents, mg charge of any mine, wherever loss of iife occurs by accident, connected with the working of such mine, or by explosion, shall give notice thereof forthwith, by mail or otherwise, to the inspector of mines, and to the coroner of the county in which such mine is situated, and the coroner shall hold an inquest upon the body of the person or persons whose death has been caused, and inquire carefully into the cause thereof, and shall return a copy of the findings and all the testimony to the chief inspector. The owner, agent, or manager of evury mine shall, within twenty-four hours next after any accident, or explosion, whereby loss of life or personal injury may have been occasioned, send notice Notice of acin writing to the chief inspector, and shall specify in such to specify. notice the character and cause of the accident, and the name or names of the persons killed and injured, with the extent and nature of the injuries sustained. personal injury, of which notice is required to be sent under this section, results in the death of the person injured, notice in writing shall be sent to the chief inspector within twenty-four hours after such death comes to the knowledge of the owner, agent or manager; and when loss of life occurs in

any mine by explosion or accident, the owner, agent Explosion or or manager of such mine, shall notify the chief inspector, or the district inspector forth with, of the fact and it shall be the death. duty of the chief inspector to go himself, or require one of the district inspectors to go at once to the mine in which said death occurred, and inquire into the cause of the same, and to make a written report, fully setting forth the condition of the part of the mine where such death occurred, and the cause which led to the same; which report shall be filed Report, filing by the chief inspector in his office as a matter of record and for future reference.

For any injury to persons or property, occasioned by any violation of this act, or any willful failure to comply with its provisions by any owner, agent or manager of any mine, a right of action shall accrue to the party injured, for any direct damage he may have sustained thereby; and, in Damages. any case of loss of life, by reason of such willful neglect or failure, aforesaid, a right of action shall accrue to the widow and lineal heirs of the person whose life shall be lost, for like recovery of damages for the injury they shall have sustained.

The owner, agent or manager of any mine shall give notice to the chief inspector of mines in any or all of the following cases:

Where any change occurs in the name of any mine, or in the name of any owner, agent, or manager, of any mine, or in the officers of any incorporated company which owns or operates a mine.

Where any working is commenced for the purpose of opening a new shaft, slope or mine to which this act applies.

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3. Where any mine is abandoned, or the working thereof discontinued.

4. Where the working of any mine is recommenced after any abandonment or discontinuance for a period exceeding three months.

5. Where the pillars of a mine are about to be removed or robbed.

6. Where a squeeze or crush, or any other cause or change may seem to affect the safety of persons employed in any mine, or where fire occurs, or a dangerous body of gas is found in any mine.

SECTION 2. That said original sections 2900, 292, 294, 296, 297, 298, 299, 301, and sections 295, 2950 and 2950 be and the same are hereby repealed.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate.
Passed April 14, 1908.
Approved April 15, 1908.

ANDREW L. HARRIS,

Governor. 69G.

[House Bill No. 877.]

AN ACT

or

To amend section 1 of an act entitled, “An act to prevent any

person from unlawfully using or wearing the badge of the
Grand Army of the Republic, Union Veterans' Union,
Sons of Veterans, Union Veterans' Legion, Women's
Relief Corps

any ladies' circle of the Grand Army of the Republic, or military order of the Loyal Legion of the state of Ohio," passed March 10, 1892, so as to extend its provisions to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, or any order, society, or organization of ten years' standing in this state.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section I of an act entitled, “An act to prevent any person from unlawfully using or wearing the badge of the Grand Army of the Republic, Union Veterans' Union, Sons of Veterans, Union Veterans' Legion. Women's Relief Corps, or any ladies' circle of the Grand Army of the Republic, or Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the state of Ohio," passed March 10, 1892, be amended se as to read as follows:

Sec 1. Any person who shall willfully wear the badge or button of the Grand Army of the Republic, Union Vet erans' Union, Sons of Veterans, Union Veterans' Legion

Military Order of the Loyal Legion, Women's Relief Corps, any ladies' circle of the Grand Army of the

Wearing badge of secret orders.

or

Republic, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America, any labor organization, or any order, society or organization of ten years' standing, in the Organization

of ten years' state of Ohio, or shall use or wear the same to obtain aid or standing. assistance thereby within this state, unless he shall be entitled to use or wear the same under the rules and regulations of the Grand Army of the Republic, Union Veterans' Union, Sons of Veterans, Union Veterans' Legion or Military Order of the Loyal Legion, Sons of the American Revolution, Women's Relief Corps, and ladies' circle of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America, any labor organization, or any order, society or organization of ten years' standing in the state of Ohio, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in

any

Penalty. sum not exceeding twenty dollars, or imprisoned for a term not exceeding thirty days, or both at the discretion of the court. And this act shall be applicable to any known or organized secret society or order.

SECTION 2. That said original section I of the above entitled act be and the same is hereby repealed.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate.
Passed April 14, 1908.
Approved April 15, 1908.

ANDREW L. HARRIS,

Governor. 70G.

[House Bill No. 936.]

AN ACT

To amend sections 7676a and 7076c of the Revised Statutes

relating to the defrauding of hotels and eating houses so as to extend the provisions thereof to private rooms and paywards of hospitals and sanitariums and the posting of certain sections therein.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That sections 7076a and 7076c of the Revised Statutes in relation to the defrauding of inn-keepers be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 7076a. Any person who shall obtain food, lodging Defrauding or other accommodation at any hotel, inn, boarding or eating- hotels or hoshouse, private room in or pay-ward of any hospital or sanitarium with intent to defraud the owner or keeper thereof, shall be fined not exceeding two hundred dollars, or impris- Penalty. oned in the county jail or city work-house not exceeding three months, or both.

Duties of

Sec. 7076c. It shall be the duty of the proprietor of proprietors as to notices. every hotel, inn, boarding house, hospital or sanitarium with

in this state to keep a copy of sections 7076a and 7076b printed in distinct type posted conspicuously in the office, the ladies' parlor or sitting-room, washroom and in five jother conspicuous places in said inn or in not less than ten conspicuous places in all in said inn, hospital or sanitarium.

SECTION 2. That said sections 7076a and 7076c of the Revised Statutes be and the same are hereby repealed.

FREEMAN T. EAGLESON, Speaker of the House of Representatives,

JAMES M. WILLIAMS,

President of the Senate.
Passed April 14, 1908.
Approved April 15, 1908.

ANDREW L. HARRIS,

Governor. 71G.

[House Bill No. 933.]

AN ACT

To amend section 4029-2 of the Revised Statutes, relating to

the compensation of the clerk of the board of county school examiners.

County examiners, compensation.

Clerk of board, compensation.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 4029-2 of the Revised Statutes be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 4029-2. The compensation of county examiners shall be the same as that fixed in section 4075 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio for the examination of teachers, and the compensation of the clerk of said board of county examiners shall be the same as that fixed in section 4070 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio for the examination of teachers; and each member of the said board of examiners, together with the clerk of said board, shall be allowed the minimum fee provided for holding examinations for teachers as remuneration for his services incident to the county Boxwell commencement, and such compensation and the necessary expenses incident to the examination and county commencement shall be paid out of the county treasury as provided in said section 4075 and 4070; no extra compensation shall be allowed to county examiners for holding the county commencement. The expenses incident to the township commencement shall be paid by the township board of education from the contingent fund of the township district, and when the pupils of special districts take part in such commencements the boards of education of such districts shall pay, from their contingent funds, to the township board of education

Boxwell commencement.

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