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Decision. SEC. 4710. After a matter has been fully heard, the board, by a

majority of its members, shall within ten days render a decision thereon in writing, signed by a majority of the members of the board, stating such details as will clearly show the nature of the decision and the points disposed of by said board. One copy of the decision shall be filed by the board in the office of the town clerk in the town where the controversy arose, and one copy shall be given to each of the parties to the controversy.

Sec. 4711. Whenever a strike or lockout shall occur, or is seriously threatened and it shall come to the knowledge of the board, it shall proceed, as soon as practicable, to the locality of such strike or lockout, put itself in communication with the parties to the controversy, and endeavor by mediation to effect a settlement of such strike or lockout; and may inquire into the causes of the controversy, and may

subpoena witnesses and send for persons and papers. Reports. Sec. 4712. Said board shall, on or before the first of December in

each year, make a report to the governor, and shall include therein such statements, facts, and explanations as will disclose the actual working of the board, and such suggestions as to legislation as may seem to it conducive to harmony in the relations between employers and employed.

SEC. 4713. The term employer shall include a firm, company, and corporation.

CHAPTER 292.- Inspection of steam boilers.. Inspector. SECTION 4890. The governor shall appoint, in each congressional dis

trict, a suitable person to inspect steam boilers used for manufacturing, heating, and mechanical purposes, who shall hold office for three years. Said inspector shall, as often as once in each year, carefully inspect every such boiler in his district, and, if he finds such boiler to be in good order, and free from weakness and material defects, he

shall give a certificate of inspection to the person using the same; but Inspection by any company incorporated by any State of the United States, for the company's spectors.

purpose of making inspection of steam boilers, and that maintains a corps of steam boiler inspectors, and has complied with the insurance laws of this State, may issue certificates of inspection in lieu of those issued by the inspectors appointed by the governor: Provided, A policy of insurance is issued covering loss or damage to person or property arising from the explosion of the boiler or boilers so inspected; and the boilers on which such certificates have been issued shall be exempt

from inspection by the steam boiler inspectors of the State. Notice of de

SEC. 4891. If said inspector finds any boiler out of order, materially fects.

weak, or defective, he shall advise its owner, lessee, or user as to its necessary repairs, and if such repairs are not made, he may call in the inspector from an adjoining district, and if they agree that such boiler is not in proper condition, they shall give written notice to its owner, lessee, or user not to use it until such repairs are made as said inspectors shall specify, or if they are of the opinion that it is utterly worthless, or that its use will endanger the public safety, they sball forbid its use.

Sec. 4892. The provisions of sections 4890 and 4891 shall not apply apply, when.

to any city or town having a system of boiler inspection, unless

accepted and adopted by it. Violation. SEC. 4894. Every person who shall neglect or refuse to have any

steam boiler used by him inspected, or shall suffer it to carry a greater pressure of steam than is allowed by the certificate of the inspector, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars.

Sec. 4895. Every person who shall use any steam boiler after its use is forbidden by the inspectors shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

SEC. 4896. Every inspector who shall willfully and knowingly falsely certify to the condition of any boiler inspected by him, or who shall issue a certificate without having made a careful inspection, as provided in section 4890, shall be fined not more than five hundred dol

lars, or imprisoned not more than six months, or both. Exemptions.

SEC. 48997. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the boilers of locomotive engines or to boilers used exclusively for heating private residences.

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SEC. 4898. Whenever in the opinion of the inspectors any person Intemperance, operating a steam boiler, subject by law to their inspection, shall, by etc., of operators. reason of intemperate habits or for any other cause, be incompetent to safely operate such boiler, said inspector shall order the discharge of Discharge such person, and serve written notice to that effect upon his employer.

quired. If at the expiration of thirty days from the serving of such notice such employer shall have failed to comply with the requirements thereof, Penalty. he shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars.

CHAPTER 293.— Trade-marks of trade unions. SECTION 4907. Whenever any person, association, or union of working- Counterfeiting, men has adopted for his or its protection any label, trade-mark, or etc., unlawful. form of advertisement, announcing that goods to which such label, trade-mark or form of advertisement shall be attached were manufactured by such person or by a member or members of such association or union, it shall be unlawful for any person or corporation to counterfeit or imitate such label, trade-mark, or form of advertiseinent. Every person violating any provision of this section shall be fined not less than one hundred nor more than two hundred dollars,

Penalty. or imprisoned not less than three months nor more than one year, or both.

SEC. 4908. Every person who shall use any counterfeit or imitation, use of counterof any label, trade-mark, or form of advertisement of any such person, union, or association, knowing the same to be a counterfeit or an imitation, shall be fined not less than one hundred nor more than two hundred dollars, or imprisoned not less than three months nor more than one year, or both.

SEC. 4909. Every such person, association, or union that has adopted, Label may be or shall adopt a label, trade-mark, or form of advertisement as aforesaid, may file the same for record in the office of the secretary of state by leaving two copies, counterparts, or facsimiles thereof, with the secretary of state. Said secretary shall deliver to such person, association, or union so filing the same a duly attested certificate of the record of the same. Such certificate of record shall in all suits and prosecutions under sections 4907, 4908, 4910, 4911, and 4912 be sufficient proof of the adoption of such label, trade-mark, or form of advertisement, and of the right of said person, association, or union to adopt the same. No label shall be recorded that would probably be mistaken for a label already of record.

Sec. 4910. Every such person, association, or union adopting a label, Enjoining trade-mark, or form of advertisement, as aforesaid, may enjoin the counterfeits, etc. manufacture, use, display, or sale of any counterfeit or imitation thereof; and all courts having jurisdiction thereof shall grant injunctions to restrain such manufacture, use, display, or sale, and shall award the complainant in such suit, such damages, resulting from such wrongful manufacture, use, display, or sale, as may by said court be deemed just and reasonable, and shall require the defendants to pay to such person, association, or union the profits derived from such wrongful manufacture, use, display, or sale; and such court shall also order that all such counterfeits or imitations in the possession or under the control of any defendant in such case be delivered to an officer of the court or to the complainant to be destroyed.

Sec. 4911. Every person who shall use or display the genuine label, Unauthorized trade-mark, or form of advertisement of any such person, association, use of label. or union, in any manner not authorized by such person, union, or association, knowing that such use or display is not so authorized, shall be fined not less than one hundred nor more than two hundred dollare, or imprisoned not less than three months nor more than one year, or both. In all cases where such association or union is not incorporated, suits under sections 4907, 4908, 4910, 4912, and this section may be commenced and prosecuted by any officer or member of such association or union, in behalf of and for the use of such association or union.

SEC. 4912. Every person who shall in any way use the name or seal of any such person, association or union, or officer thereof, in and about the sale of goods or otherwise, not being authorized to so use the



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same, and knowing that such use is unauthorized, shall be fined not less than one hundred nor more than two hundred dollars, orimprisoned not less than three months nor more than one year, or both.

ACTS OF 1903.

CHAPTER 33.- Free public employment offices. Branch offices. SECTION 1. The commissioner of the bureau of labor statistics may

establish and conduct branch public employment bureaus under the direction and control of the five established bureaus. Such branches may be established and conducted in any city within the State and shall be managed by the nearest bureau: Provided, That in no case shall such a branch be established unless it can be conducted by the bureau taking charge thereof upon the appropriation made for such bureau.

CHAPTER 95.- Exemption of wages, etc., from execution. Twenty-five SECTION 1. So much of any debt which has accrued by reason of the dollars exempt. personal services of the defendant as shall not exceed twenty-five dol

Îars, including wages due for the personal services of any minor child, shall be exempted and not liable to be taken by foreign attachment or execution; but there shall be no exemption of any debt accrued by reason of the personal services of the defendant against a claim for the defendant's personal board. All benefits allowed by any association of persons in this State towards the support of any of its members incapacitated by sickness or infirmity from attending to his usual business shall also be exempted and not liable to be taken by foreign attachment or execution; and all moneys due the debtor from any insurance company upon policies issued by insurance upon property, either real or personal, which is exempt from attachment and execution, shall in like manner be exempted to the same extent as the property so insured.

CHAPTER 97.— Inspector of factories, etc. Inspector. SECTION 1. The governor shall, with the consent of the senate, on or

before the fifteenth day of May, A. D. 1903, and before the first day of May quadrennially thereafter, appoint a factory inspector, who shall hold office for four years and until his successor is appointed and qualified. The governor may remove the inspector for cause. Said factory inspector shall receive an annual salary of twenty-five hundred

dollars and necessary expenses. Elevators, etc., Sec. 2. The inspector shall examine all elevators, whether in factoto be inspected.' ries, mercantile establishments, storehouses, workhouses, dwellings, or

other buildings, and may order hoistways, hatch ways, elevator wells, and well holes to be protected by trapdoors, self-closing hatches, safety catches, or other safeguards as will insure the safety of all persons therein. Due diligence shall be used to keep such trapdoors closed at all times, except when in actual use by an occupant of the building having the use and control of the same. All elevator cabs or cars, whether used for freight or passengers, shall be provided with some suitable mechanical device, if considered necessary by said inspector, whereby the cab or car will be securely held in the event of accident to the shipper rope or hoisting machinery, or from any similar cause, and said mechanical device shall at all times be kept in

good working order. Deputies. Sec. 3. The inspector may from time to time appoint deputies to

assist him in the performance of his duties. Such deputies shall have the same power and authority as the inspector, subject to his approval. Each of said deputies shall receive a compensation of five dollars per day for actual services, and his necessary expenses incident to the performance of the duties of his office. The total amount expended under this section shall not exceed in any one year seven thousand dollars, which shall be paid upon proper vouchers by the deputies, signed by the inspector.


CHAPTER 130.- Eramination and licensing of barbers. Section 1. The board of examiners appointed under section 4671 of Rules, etc. the general statutes shall have the power to adopt such rules and regulations as they may deem necessary to procure the proper sterilizing of tools and implements used by barbers in the practice of their occupation in this State, and for any other purpose that they may deem necessary to improve the sanitary condition of barber shops and their surroundings. Said rules shall be submitted to the State board of health and, upon being approved by said board, shall be in full force and effect. “A printed copy of every such rule shall be mailed to every licensed barber in this State.

SEC. 2. The members of the examining board shall have full power Inspection of to enter in business hours and inspect all barber shops in the State

shops. regarding their sanitary and cleanly condition. If said examining board shall find a shop that is unsanitary, they shall report the name of the proprietor and the street and number of the place of business to the town, city, or borough health officer of the place in which it is located, who shall at once order the shop put in a sanitary condition or closed. Sec. 3. All licenses to barbers that have been issued by the board Licenses,

nual. of examiners in this State shall expire on the first day of October, 1903, and each year thereafter. No person shall carry on the occupation of a barber in this State after October 1, 1903, until he shall have made application to the board of examiners for the renewal of the license which he holds. Said application for the renewal of a barber's license shall be in writing, addressed to the board of examiners, and signed by the party applying for such renewal. The board of examiners shall not renew any barber's license unless the application for renewal be received by said board within thirty days after the expiration of such license.

Sec. 4. Said board of examiners, shall, on the first day of October, Renewal. 1903, and annually thereafter, issue to every licensed barber in this

( State, presenting an application for renewal of his license bearing the date of his insignia card and accompanied by a renewal fee of one dollar, a receipt stating the fact of such payment, which receipt shall be a license to follow said occupation for one year from the date of its issue. SEC. 5. Any licensed barber who shall practice the occupation of a


without renewal. barber in this State after the expiration of his license, without renewing the same, or who shall fail to comply with an order, regulation, or rule that may be adopted by the board of examiners and approved by the State board of health, shall forfeit his right to a license and be compelled to pay a fine of not more than fifty dollars for said violation.

CHAPTER 193.— Right of action for injuries causing death. SECTION 1. No cause or right of action shall be lost or destroyed by Survival. the death of any person, but shall survive in favor of or against the executor or administrator of such deceased person.

SEC. 4. In all actions surviving to or brought by an executor or Damages. administrator for injuries resulting in death, whether instantaneous or otherwise, such executor or administrator may recover from the party legally in fault for such injuries just damages not exceeding five thousand dollars: Prorided, That no action shall be brought upon this statute but within one year from the neglect complained of.

The following annotations, though relating to section 1091, General Statutes of 1902, repealed by the above act, are regarded as applicable to the present statute:

The ground of damages is not the loss to the relatives, but the personal injury to the deceased. 34 Conn. 56.

A default by a railroad company admits conclusively the plaintiff's right to at least the minimum damages. 33 Conn. 252.




CHAPTER 16.-Protection of employees as voters.

(Page 148.) Coercion, etc., SECTION 1. If any person or corporation existing or doing business in by employers. this State, shall hinder, control, coerce or intimidate, or shall attempt

to hinder, control, or coerce, or intimidate, any qualified elector of this State from or in the exercise of his right to vote at any general, special or municipal election held under the laws of this state, by means of bribery, or by threats of depriving such elector of employment or occupation, absolutely or cotingently [contingently], directly or indirectly; every such person or corporation so offending shall (be) guilty of a

misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall forfeit and pay to the Penalty. State of Delaware a fine of not less than five hundred nor more than

two thousand dollars or be imprisoned (if a natural person) not more than one year or both in the discretion of the court. And every elector so aggrieved may also, in an action of debt brought for that purpose, sue for and recover from the person or corporation so offending

as aforesaid, the sum of five hundred dollars. Corporation li SEC. 2. In all trials under the provisions of the foregoing section, able for acts of the act or acts of any officer of a corporation so far as they affect or

concern any employee or servant of such corporation, shall be taken and held to be the act or acts of the corporation, whether general or special authority as to such act or acts from the corporation, to such officer be shown or not. But nothing herein contained shall be construed to relieve any officer of a corporation from individual liability under the provisions of this act.



CHAPTER 70.— Wages preferred-In insolvency.

(Page 581.) Wages to SECTION 38. In case of the insolvency of any corporation, the paid first.

laborers in the employ thereof shall have a lien upon the assets thereof
for the amount of the wages due to them, not exceeding one month's
wages respectively, which shall be paid prior to any other debt or
debts of said company; and the word “laborers” shall be construed
to include all persons doing labor or service of whatever character
for, or as workmen or employees in the regular employ of such cor-
CHAPTER 76.— Earnings of married women.

(Page 600.) Earnings sepa- Section 3. Any married woman may receive the wages of her perrate property. sonal labor not performed for family, maintain an action therefor in

her own name, and hold them in her own right against her husband
or any other person;
CHAPTER 89.— Wages preferred— In administration.

(Page 676.) Order of pay

SECTION 25. Executors and administrators shall pay demands against ment of de- the deceased in the following order: mands.

First: Funeral expenses;

Second: [The reasonable bills for medicine and medical attendance during the last sickness, and for) nursing and necessaries for the last sickness of the deceased;

Third: Wages of servants and laborers employed in household affairs, or in the cultivation of a farm—but no servant, or laborer to be allowed this preference for more than one year's wages;


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