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of any mine in this State shall have the privilege, if they desire of Check weigb- employing at their own expense a check weighman, who shall have
like equal rights, powers and privileges in the weighing of coal as the regular weighman, and be subject to the same oath and penalties as the regular weighman. Said oath or affirmation shall be kept conspicuously posted in the weigh office, and any weigher of coal or person so employed, who shall knowingly violate any of the provisions of this article, or any owner, operator or agent of any coal mine in this State who shall forbid or hinder miners einploying or using a check weighman as herein provided, or who shall prevent or willfully obstruct any such check weighman in the discharge of his duty, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less
than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars for Penalty for each offense, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of interference.
not less than thirty days nor more than ninety days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, proceedings to be instituted in any court having competent jurisdiction. Whenever the inspector of mines, or deputy inspector of mines shall be satisfied that the provisions of this section have been willfully violated, it shall be his duty to forthwith inform the prosecuting attorney of any such violation, together with all the facts within his knowledge and the prosecuting attorney shall thereupon investigate the charges so preferred, and if he be satisfied that the provisions of this section have been violated, it shall be his duty to prosecute the person or persons
guilty thereof. False scales. SEC. 2. Any person or persons having or using any scale or
scales for the purpose of weighing the output of coal at mines, so arranged or constructed that fraudulent weighing may be done thereby, or who shall knowingly resort to or employ any means whatsoever, by reason of which such coal is not correctly weighed and reported in accordance with the provisions of this article, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction, for each such offense, be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed sixty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, proceedings to be instituted in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Payment of wages.
Wages to be
SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, company, paid in money.
corporation or trust, or the business manager or agent of any such person, firm, company, corporation or trust, to sell, give, deliver or in any way, directly or indirectly, to any person employed by him, or it in payment of wages due or to become due, any script [scrip), token, check, draft, order, credit, or any book of account or other evidence of indebtedness payable to bearer or his assignees, except as hereinafter provided, but such wages shall be paid only in lawful money of the United States, or by check or draft drawn upon some bank in which such person, firm, company, corporation or trust, or the agent or business manager of such person, firm, company, corporation or trust, has money upon deposit to cash the same, and no assignment of any wages due, or to become due to any employee, shall be made to any person, firm, company, corporation or trust, or the business manager or agent of any such person, firm, company, corporation or trust, or to any one interested, directly or indirectly in any firm, company, corporation or trust, em
ploying said laborer. And any contract to the contrary shall Proviso. be void: Provided, however, This shall not prevent ranchmen,
farmers, lumber camps, or mining camps from supplying their employees or paying said employees in other than cash or check where there is no bank or other store than that owned by said employers at which said employees may purchase supplies, or cash their bankable checks received for their labor.
SEC. 2. Every person, company, corporation or trust, or agent or business manager of such person, firm, company corporation or trust, who violates any of the provisions of this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine of not less than one hundred ($100) dollars, or more than five hundred ($500) dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail of not less than one month, or more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
ACTS OF 1903.
CHAPTER 44.—Hours of labor on public roads.
For the purpose of carrying the pro- Eight hours a visions of this section into effect the road supervisors of the day's work. various counties are made the agents of the county treasurers to collect said road tax in cash, in lieu of one day's work of eight hours, in all cases where said tax is not worked out by labor on the roads as in this act provided.
CHAPTER 53.—Hours of labor of hoisting engineers at mines.
SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, com- Eight hours a pany or corporation, to operate or handle, or to induce, persuade day's work. or prevail upon any person or persons to operate or handle for more than eight hours in twenty-four hours of each day, any hoisting engine at or in any mine.
This act shall apply only to such plants as are in continuous Application of operation or are operated sixteen or more hours in twenty-four law. hours of each day, or at or in any mine where said hoisting engine develops fifteen or more horsepower, or at or in any mine wherein there are fifteen or more men employed underground in twentyfour hours of each day: Provided however, That the provisions of this act shall not apply to any person or persons operating any hoisting engine more than eight hours in each twenty-four hours for the purpose of relieving another employee in case of sickness or other unforeseen cause or causes.
SEC. 2. Any person or persons, company or corporation, who Violation. shall violate any of the provisions of this act, shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than ten ($10) dollars, nor more than one hundred ($100) dollars; and each and every day that such person or persons, company or corporation may continue to violate any of the provisions of this act, shall be considered a separate and distinct offense and shall be punishable as such.
CHAPTER 80.-Employment of labor–Fraudulent representations,
SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, society, Deception. company, association, corporation, or organization of any kind, doing business in this State, to induce, influence, persuade or engage workmen to change from one place to another in this State, through or by means of deception, misrepresentation and false advertising concerning the kind or character of the work, or the sanitary or other conditions of employment, or as to the existence of a strike or other trouble pending between the employer and the employees, at the time of, or immediately prior to such engagement. Failure to state in any advertisement, proposal or contract Notice of for the employment of workmen that there is a strike, lockout, or strikes. other labor trouble at the place of the proposed employment, when in fact such strike, lockout or other trouble then actually exists at such place, shall be deemed a false advertisement and misrepresentation for the purpose of this act.
Sec. 2. Every person, company, corporation, society, association, Violation. or organization of any kind, doing business in this State, violating any of the provisions of this act, is punishable by a fine of not
less than one hundred ($100) dollars, not (nor) more than two
thousand ($2,000) dollars. Recovery of Sec. 3. Any workman of this State, or any workman of any damages.
State, who has been, or shall be, influenced, induced or persuaded to engage with any person mentioned in section 1 of this act, through or by ineans of any of the things probibited by this act, shall have a right of action for recovery of all damages that he has sustained in consequence of the deception, misrepresentation and false advertising used to induce him to change his place of employment, against any person, corporation, company, or association, directly or indirectly procuring such change, and in addition thereto, he shall recover reasonable attorney's fees to be fixed by the court and taxed as costs in any judgment recovered.
CHAPTER 82.--Mine regulations. Stoping lim- SECTION 1. It is unlawful for any corporation or person operat
ing any mine in this State worked through a vertical or incline shaft, to stope within a less distance than twenty-five (25) feet of the said shaft, when other work is being carried on below said
stoping. Speed of cage. SEC. 2. It is unlawful for any person or corporation operating
any mine in this State worked through a vertical or incline shaft, where a cage or other device is used for the purpose of hoisting or lowering men to run such cage when men are upon the same at a
greater rate of speed than eight hundred (800) feet per minute. Location of SEC. 3. It is unlawful for any person, company or corporation, shops, etc.
to erect or maintain any building, or inclosure used for a blacksmith shop or drying room within a distance of fifty (50) feet of the mouth of any tunnel or shaft, unless the same shall be fire
proof in its construction. Penalty. SEC. 4. The penalty for violating the provisions of any of the
preceding sections is the same as provided in section 705 of the Proviso. Penal Code: Provided, That when it shall appear that any engi
neer has violated the express order of his employer in running his engine at a greater speed than 800 feet per minute the engineer alone shall be subject to prosecution, and to the fine imposed by the provisions of this act.
CHAPTER 83.–Liability of employers for injuries to employees. Llability of SECTION 1. Every railway corporation including electric railway railroad com- corporations, doing business in this State shall be liable for all panies.
damages sustained by an employee thereof, within this State, without contributing negligence on his part, when such damage is caused by the negligence of any train dispatcher, telegraph operator, superintendent, master mechanic, yard master, conductor, engineer, motorman, or of any other employee who has superin
tendence of any stationary or hand signal. Employees in Sec. 2. That every company, corporation, or individual operatmines, smelt- ing any mine, smelter or mill for the refining of ores shall be ers, etc.
liable for all damages sustained by an employee thereof within this State, without contributing negligence on his part, when such damage is caused by the negligence of any superintendent, fore
man, shift boss, hoisting or other engineer, or crane men. Prior con SEC. 3. No contract of insurance, relief, benefit, or indemnity in tracts no de- case of injury or death, nor any other contract entered into either fense.
before or after the injury, between the person injured and any of the employers named in this act shall constitute any bar or defense to any cause of action brought under the provisions of this act.
Coercion for bidden.
CHAPTER 102.-Coercion of employees in choice of boarding houses.
SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm company or corporation now operating, or who shall hereafter operate a boarding house in connection with their general business, either directly or through others, to compel an employee to board in such boarding house against his will.
SEC. 2. Any person, firm, company or corporation violating any Penalty. of the provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars.
CHAPTER 114.—Hours of labor, etc., on irrigation works. SECTION 13.
In all contracts let under this act, eight Eight hours a hours shall constitute a day's work, and no Mongolian shall be day's labor. employed thereon.
COMPILED STATUTES OF 1881–TENTH EDITION, 1901.
CHAPTER 6.-Wages preferred—In assignments. SECTION 585. Nothing in this act [regulating assignments] con- Wage claims tained shall be construed so as to prevent any debtors from paying to have prioror securing to be paid any debt not exceeding the sum of one hun- ity. dred dollars, for clerks' or servants' wages, or from paying or securing any debt which shall [have] been created within nine months prior to the date of such payment, or securing or to effect any mortgage or security made in good faith to secure any debt or liability created simultaneously with such mortgage or security, provided any such mortgage shall be filed for record in the proper office within thirty days from its date.
CHAPTER 120.-Rates of wages of employees on public works.
The said board of public works sin Current rates cities of the metropolitan class] shall regulate and fix the com- to be pald. pensation of all inspectors and wages of employees that are under the supervision of the said board, which wages shall not be less nor more than current wages for that class of daily labor.
CHAPTER 14a.-Eramination and licensing of plumbers.
SECTION 1501 (as amended by chapter 24, Acts of 1903). In all Board of excities in the State of Nebraska, having a population of more than aminers. forty thousand (40,000) inhabitants there shall be a board for the examination of plumbers, of four (4) members, consisting of one member to be known as the chief health officer of the city, and one member to be known as the plumbing inspector of the city, one journeyman plumber, and one master plumber, all of whom shall be appointed by the mayor of said city, by and with the consent of the city council, the health officer and plumbing inspector to hold their office during the term of office of the mayor, and all of whom shall be residents of the city, and the inspector, journayman (journeyman), and master plumber, shall be licensed plumbers. All vacancies in said board may be filled by the mayor and council as above. The chief health officer and plumbing inspector, if such office exist in such cities, shall serve without additional compensation; and any of said board may be removed from office for cause, by the district court of the county in which such city is situated, and each of the board shall giye bond in the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000), conditioned according to law. The term of office of the journeyman and master plumber shall be for one (1) and two (2) years respectively, to be determined by the mayor at the time of appointing them.
SEC. 1502. The persons who compose the first plumbing board Organization. under this act, shall, within the (ten) (10) days after their appointments, meet in their respective city building or place designated by
the city council, and organize by the selection of one of their number as chairman, and the plumbing inspector shall be the secretary of said board. It shall be the duty of the secretary to keep full, true and correct minutes and records of all licenses issued by it, together with their kinds and dates, and the names of the persons to whom issued, in books to be provided by such city, for that purpose, which books and records shall be, in all business hours, open
for free inspection by all persons. Board to SEC. 1503. The said board shall have power, and it shall be its adopt rules.
duty, to adopt rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the laws of the State or the ordinances of the city, for the sanitary construction, alteration and inspection of plumbing and sewage connections and drains placed in, or in connection with, any and every building in such city, in which it will prescribe the kind and size of materials to be used in such plumbing, and the manner in which such work shall be done, which rules and regulations, except such as are adopted for its own convenience only, shall be approved by ordinance by the mayor and council of such city, and the said board shall have the power to amend or repeal its said rules and regulations, subject, except such as relate to its own convenience only, to the approval of the mayor and council of such city. The said board shall have power to compel the owner or contractor to first submit the plans and specifications for plumbing that is to be placed in any building or adjoining premises to be first submitted to and approved by said board before they shall be installed in
such building or premises. Regular meet
Sec. 1504. The board shall fix stated times and places of meetIngs.
ing, which times shall not be less than once in every two weeks, and may be held oftener upon written call of the chairman of the board, and the board shall adopt rules for the examination, at such times and places, of all persons who desire a license to work at
the construction or repairing of plumbing, within the said city. Applicants. SEC. 1505. Any person, not already licensed as herein provided,
desiring to do any plumbing, or to work at the business of plumbing, in any such city, sball make written application to the said board for examination for a license, which examination shall be made at the next meeting of the board, or at an adjourned meeting, and said board shall examine said applicant as to his practical knowledge of plumbing, house drainage, ventilation, and sanitation, which examination shall be practical as well as theoretical, and if the applicant has shown himself competent, the plumbing board shall cause its chairman and secretary to execute and deliver to the applicant a license authorizing him to do plumbing, in such
city. Licenses may SEC. 1506. All iginal licenses may be renewed, and all renewal be renewed.
licenses may be renewed, by the board, at the dates of their expiration. Such renewal licenses shall be granted, without a reexamination, upon the written application of the licensee filed with the board and showing that his purposes and condition remain unchanged, unless it is made to appear by affidavit before the board that the applicant is no longer competent, or entitled to such renewal license, in which event the renewal license shall not be granted until the applicant has undergone the examination
hereinbefore required. Term of li. Sec. 1507. All original and renewal licenses shall be good for one
year from their dates, provided that any license may be revoked Revocation.
by the board at any time upon a hearing upon sufficient written, sworn charges filed with the board showing the holder of the license to be then incompetent or guilty of a willful breach of the rules, regulations, or requirements of the board, or of the laws or ordinances relating thereto, or of other causes sufficient for the revoking of his license, of which charges and hearing the holder
of such license shall have written notice. License re- SEC. 1508. It shall be unlawful for any person to do any plumbquired. ing in any such city of this State, unless he holds a proper license. Fees.
SEC. 1508a. The fee for the original license of a journeyman plumber, the fee shall be $1. All renewal fees shall be fifty cents.