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be sent a copy of said report to every newspaper in this State and a copy to each member of the general assembly, a copy to each of the several State and county officers, a copy to each labor organization in the State and a copy to any citizen who may apply for the same either in person or by mail, and he may also send a copy to such officers of other States and Territories and to such corporations or individuals in other States and Territories as may apply for the same or as he may think proper. He shall also make a full report to the governor as other State officers are required to do, embodying therein such recommendation as he may deem calculated to promote the efficiency of his department.

ACTS OF 1901.

CHAPTER 2.-Wages preferred-In insolvency of corporations.

Wage claims SECTION 87. In case of the insolvency of any corporation the laare a first llen. borers and workmen and all persons doing labor or service of

whatever character in the regular employment of such corporation, shall have a first and prior lien upon the assets thereof for the amount of wages due to them respectively for all labor, work, and services done, performed or rendered within two months next preceding the date when proceedings in insolvency shall be actually instituted and begun against such insolvent corporation, which lien shall be prior to all other liens that can or may be acquired upon or against such assets.

CHAPTER 9,-Peddlers' license-Mechanics exempt.

Makers of SECTION 54.

This section shall not apply to those who goods, etc. sell or offer for sale,

articles of their own individual manufacture, except drugs, medicines and nostrums.

CHAPTER 89.—Protection of employees as voters.

Discharging SECTION 53. Any person who shall discharge from employment, employee for vote.

any qualified voter of this State because of the vote such voter may or may not have cast in any election, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

CHAPTER 586.-Antitrust law-Labor organizations erempt.

Organizations SECTION 9.
this chapter shall not be

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aborers er- derstood or construed to prevent the organization of laborers for empt.

the purpose of maintaining any standard of wages.
CHAPTER 743.-Protection of employees on street railways-Closed

platforms.

Provisos.

Platforms to SECTION 1. All city and street passenger railway companies be inclosed, are hereby required to use vestibule fronts, of frontage not less when.

than four feet, on all passenger cars run, manipulated or transported by them on their lines during the latter half of the month of November and during the months of December, January, February and March of each year: Provided, That said companies shall not be required to close the sides of said vestibules : And provided further, That said companies may use cars without vestibule fronts in cases of temporary emergency in suitable weather, not to exceed four days in any one month within the period herein prescribed for use of vestibule fronts. Any city and street railway company refusing or failing to comply with the requirements of this section shall be subject to a fine of not less than ten dollars or more than one hundred dollars for each day. The North Carolina corporation commission is hereby authorized to make exemptions from the provisions of this section in such cases as in their judgment the enforcement of this section is unnecessary.

ACTS OF 1903.

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CHAPTER 247.--Emigrant agents. SECTION 26. Taxes in this schedule (Schedule B] shall be im- Tas required ; posed as license tax for the privilege of carrying on the business or doing the act named,

The license issued under this schedule shall be for twelve months, and shall expire on the thirtyfirst day of May of each year. Sec. 74. On every emigrant agent or person engaged in procuring

Of emigrant

agents. laborers for employment out of this State, an annual license tax of one hundred dollars for the State and one hundred dollars for the county for each county in which such agent or person does business, the same to be collected by the sheriff. Anyone engaging in this business without first paying said tax shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not less than two hundred dollars or imprisoned, in the discretion of the court.

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CHAPTER 473.-Employment of children-Age limitHours of

labor. SECTION 1. No child under twelve years of age shall be employed Age limit. or work in any factory or manufacturing establishment within this State: Provided, This act shall not apply to oyster canning and packing manufactories in this State, where said canning and packing manufactories pay for opening or shucking oysters by the gallon or bushel.

SEC. 2. Not exceeding sixty-six hours shall constitute a week's work in all factories and manufacturing establishments of this bor. State, and no person under 18 years of age shall be required to work in such factories or establishments a longer period than sixty-six hours in one week : Provided, That this section shall not apply to engineers, firemen, machinists, superintendents, overseers, section and yard hands, office men, watchmen or repairers of breakdowns.

Sec. 3. All parents, or persons standing in relation of parent, Statement of upon hiring their children to any factory or manufacturing estab- age. lishment, shall furnish such establishment a written statement of the age of such child or children being so hired, and any such parent, or person standing in the relation of parent to such child or children, who shall in such written statement misstate the age of such child or children being so employed, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished at the discretion of the court. Any mill owner, superintendent or other person acting in behalf of a factory or manufacturing establishment who shall knowingly or willfully violate the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished at the discretion of the court.

CHAPTER 516.Licensing of employees on oyster boats. SECTION 6. It shall be unlawful for any person to catch oysters Oystermen to from the public grounds of the State without first obtaining a be licensed. license so to do, and no person shall be licensed for this purpose who is not a bona fide resident of this State and who has not continuously resided therein for two years next preceding the date of his application for license, and it shall be unlawful for any person, licensed under the provisions of this act to employ as agent, or assistant any person not so licensed, or to act as the agent or assistant of any person unlicensed.

NORTH DAKOTA.

CONSTITUTION. ARTICLE 1.-Interfering with employment. SECTION 23. Every citizen of this State shall be free to obtain Employment employment wherever possible, and any person, corporation or

to be free.

agent thereof, maliciously interfering or hindering in any way, any citizen from obtaining or enjoying employment already obtained, from any other corporation or person, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

ARTICLE 3.—Commissioner of agriculture and labor. Commissioner SECTION 82. There shall be chosen by the qualified electors of to be elected. the State at the times and places of choosing members of the leg. islative assembly,

one commissioner of agriculture and labor, who shall have attained the age of twenty-five years, shall be a citizen of the United States, and shall have the qualifications of State electors. They shall severally hold their offices at the seat of government, for the term of two years and until their successors are elected and duly qualified,

ARTICLE 17.-Employment of children. Age limit. SECTION 209. The labor of children under twelve years of age

shall be prohibited in mines, factories and workshops in this State.

ARTICLE 17.-Blacklisting.

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Blacklisting SECTION 212. The exchange of “black lists" between corporaprohibited. tions shall be prohibited.

REVISED CODES OF 1899.

POLITICAL CODE,

CHAPTER 2.Public printing to be done within the State.

Printing to be SECTION 50. All printing shall be done by established printing done within houses in this State, State.

CHAPTER 3.-Commissioner of agriculture and labor.

Duty of com- SECTION 123. It shall be the duty of the commissioner of agrimissioner.

culture and labor to collect, systematize and present in biennial reports to the legislative assembly statistical details relating to all labor departments in the State, such as hours and wages of labor, the estimated number of persons employed by the several industries within the State, the operation of labor-saving machinery and its relation to hand labor, a description of the different kinds of labor organizations in existence in this State, and what they have accomplished in favor of the class for which they were organized. Such statistics may be classified as the commissioner of agricul

ture and labor deems best. Duty of off- SEC. 124. It shall be the duty of all State, county, township and cials.

municipal officers to furnish upon the written request of the commissioner of agriculture all the information in their power necessary to assist in carrying out the objects of this article. For the purpose of obtaining statistics relating to manufactures and mining the commissioner of agriculture shall procure in a manner

that may seem best to him, the names and addresses of all the Owners of manufacturers and mine owners and operators in the State, and factories, etc. shall transmit by mail to each owner, operator or manager of each

shop, mill, manufacturing establishment or mine, not later than the first day of July of each year, suitably prepared blanks, embodying inquiries into the subjects upon which the commissioner is required or authorized to prepare statistics, which blanks shall be filled out complete and returned to the commissioner not later than the first day of August following. The information so obtained shall be preserved, systematized and tabulated by the commissioner, but no information concerning the business or affairs of any individual, firm, company or corporation shall be divulged or in any manner made public by the commissioner or any one in

the employ of his office, and any violation of this provision shall subject the party violating to a fine of not more than five hundred Penalty. dollars or to imprisonment of not more than one year, or both such fine and imprisonment. The refusal or neglect of any such owner, operator or manager of any shop, mill, manufacturing establishment or mine to supply the information asked by the commissioner within the time designated shall be construed as a violation of the following section and shall subject the party so offending to the penalties therein prescribed : Provided, That no prosecution shall be begun against such persons for such neglect or refusal until at least twenty days after a second notice and blank shall have been mailed them by the commissioner.

SEC. 125. Any person who willfully impedes or obstructs the Obstructing commissioner in the full and free performance of his duties shall commissioner. be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punishable by a fine of not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars, or by imprisonment of not less than seven nor more than thirty days in the county jail, or by both. The refusal or neglect of any person for himself or for any person, firm, company or corporation of which he may be a member, or agent, to furnish the information or statistical statement required to be furnished to assessors, shall be construed to be a violation of the provisions of this section, and it is hereby made the duty of the county auditor to report such violation with the names and post-office address and place of residence of the violator as furnished him by the assessor to the State's attorney for the county in which such violations occurred, and the State's attorney shall forthwith proceed to enforce the penalty provided in this section against such persons; and he is hereby authorized to subpæna the assessor and such other witnesses as may be necessary, and to introduce the assessor's returns in evidence.

Sec. 126. He shall have power to send for persons, books and Powers. papers whenever in his opinion it is necessary, and he may examine witnesses under oath, being hereby authorized to administer the same in the performance of his duty, and the testimony so taken must be filed and preserved in his office. SEC. 127. He shall look after and devise means to advance the

Promoting immigration interests of the State, and to encourage and promote

immigration. the permanent settlement and improvement of all sections of the State. He shall have charge of the preparation in manuscript, the publication and distribution by mail and, otherwise of any and all documents and articles of reading matter designed to convey correct and full information on all matters pertaining to the growth and development of the agricultural, manufacturing, commercial and mining interests of the State. He shall attend to all correspondence relating to immigration and shall do all in his power by letter, by the use of published printed matter and through personal effort to secure the most liberal and extensive advertisement of the resources and opportunities of the State. It shall be his aim to induce the investment of capital in agriculture, in mining and in different industrial and mercantile pursuits, and to facilitate the coming to the State of persons and families seeking permanent location for new homes. He shall procure the most favorable rates of fare obtainable from railroads and other transportation companies for persons coming to the State, and where such persons have formed a colony or party of considerable number, he shall be required to visit them, if necessary, and do all in his power to direct and assist them in making the necessary arrangements for transportation and in reaching the State.

SEC. 129. The coinmissioner of agriculture and labor shall be Statistics. the State statistician. It shall be his duty to obtain from assessors and other officers of the organized counties of the State, and to collate and prepare in tabulated form for reference, statistics showing the assessed valuation of all real and personal property, the acreage and yield of all kinds of grain and tame grasses; the number of horses, cattle, sheep and other live stock and other in

formation pertaining to and showing the condition of the growth,

development and resources of the State by counties. Coal mining. SEC. 130. The commissioner shall report to the legislative assem

bly the number of coal mines being operated within the State, the number of tons of coal being mined annually, the number of per

sons employed in coal mining, the wages paid coal miners and Reports may the cost per ton to mine coal at the different mines. The commisbe given to sioner is hereby authorized to give out to the press of this or other press.

States at any time such parts of any reports in course of preparation as may be sufficiently concluded to admit of publication, or such information regarding the statistics of the State as may in his judgment be of interest or value to the people, the design being to furnish to the people through the press as fresh information regarding the State and its industries and condition as possible without awaiting the official publication through biennial or other

reports. Salary.

SEC. 131. The commissioner of agriculture and labor shall receive an annual salary of two thousand dollars.

CHAPTER 9.-Employment of children.

Age limit. SECTION 762. No child between eight and fourteen years of age

shall be employed in any mine, factory or workshop or mercantile establishment, or, except by his parents or guardian, in any other

manner, during the hours when the public schools in the city, vilSchool at- lage or district are in session, unless the person employing him tendance.

shall first procure a certificate from the superintendent of schools of the city or village, if one is employed, otherwise from the clerk of the school board or board of education, stating that such child has attended school for the period of twelve weeks during the year, as required by law, or has been excused from attendance as provided in section 759; and it shall be the duty of such superintendent or clerk to furnish such certificate upon application of the parent, guardian or other persons having control of such child, entitled to

the same. Penalty. SEC. 763. Each owner, superintendent or overseer of any mine,

factory, workshop or mercantile establishment, and any other person who shall employ any child between eight and fourteen years of age contrary to the provisions of this article, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined for each offense in a sum not less than twenty nor more than fifty dollars and costs. Each person authorized to sign a certificate as prescribed in the preceding section, who certifies to any materially false statement therein, shall be fined not less than twenty nor more than fifty dollars and costs.

CHAPTER 11.-Coal used in public buildings to be mined within

the State.

Use of native SECTION 1030. The various State institutions, county buildings coal.

and public schools of this State shall use for fuel native or lignite coal, and it shall be unlawful for any officer to purchase for use in such institutions, county buildings and public schools any coal other than that taken from the mines within the boundaries of this State. This section shall not be construed, however, as prohibiting the use of wood at such institutions, county buildings and public schools, when the cost thereof does not exceed that of native coal.

CHAPTER 17.-Employment of intemperate drivers on public

conveyances.

Intemper ate Section 1157. No person owning or having the direction or condrivers not to trol of any coach or other vehicle running or traveling upon any be employed.

road in this State for the conveyance of passengers, shall employ or continue in his employment any person to drive such coach or other vehicle who is addicted to drunkenness or to the excessive

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