an invasion of the laws of the State of Wyoming, and a breach of the provisions of this chapter on the part of the creditor or resident in Wyoming causing the same to be done.

SEC. 2519. Any person, firm, company or corporation, or business institution guilty of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable to the party so injured for the amount of the debt sold, assigned, transferred, garnished, or sued upon, with all costs and expenses, and a reasonable attorney's fee to be recorered in any court of competent jurisdiction in this State, and shall further be liable by prosecution to punishment by a fine not exceeding the sum of one hundred dollars and costs of prosecution.

TITLE 17.Contracts for labor-Alien labor.

Terms limited. SECTION 2520. No contract made for labor or services with any

alien or foreigner previous to the time that such alien or foreigner may come into the State shall be enforced within this State for any

period after six months from the date of such contract. Recovery by SEC. 2521. Any alien or foreigner who shall hereafter perform allen.

labor or services for any person or persons, company or corporation within this State, shall be entitled to recover from such person or persons, company or corporation, a reasonable compensation for such labor or services, notwithstanding such person or persons, company or corporation may have paid any other party or parties for the same; and in actions for the price of such labor or services, no defense shall be admitted to the effect that the defendant or defendants had contracted with other parties who had, or pretended to have, power or authority to hire out the labor or services of such party or parties, or to receive the pay or price for such labor or services.

TITLE 17.—Contracts of employees waiving right to damages.

Contracts SECTION 2522. It shall be unlawful for any person, company or waiving right corporation to require of its servants or employees, as a condito damages.

tion of their employment or otherwise, any contract or agreement whereby such person, company or corporation shall be released or discharged from liability or responsibility on account of personal injuries received by such servants or employees while in service of such person, company or corporation, by reason of the negligence of such person, company or corporation, or the agents or employees thereof, and such contracts shall be absolutely null and void.

TITLE 17.-Protection of employees as candidates for political


Discharging SECTION 2523. Any company, corporation or individual, who employees for shall discharge or cause to leave his or her or their employ, tempocandidacy.

rarily or permanently, any person or persons because they have been nominated as a candidate for any position of honor, trust or emolument, to be voted for at any election held in pursuance of the laws of this State; or any person, or agent or officer of any company or corporation who shall cause or attempt to cause any person or persons nominated as candidates at any election, to withdraw or refrain from accepting such nomination by threatening loss of employment, business or patronage, if they accept such candidacy, or shall make it a condition of employment, business or patronage that such candidacy shall not be accepted, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars.

TITLE 17.-Trade-marks of trade unions, cte.

Adoption of SECTION 2526. Any person, association or union may adopt a trade-mark. label, trade-mark, stamp or form of advertisement not previously

owned or adopted by any other person, association or union, and may file the same for record in the office of the secretary of state, by leaving two copies, counterparts or facsimiles thereof, with said secretary; and shall file therewith a certificate specifying the name or names of the person, association or union so filing such label, trade-mark, stamp, or form of advertisement, his or its residence, location or place of business, the class of merchandise and the particular description of goods comprised in such class to which it has been or is intended to be appropriated, and the length of time, if any, during which it has been in use. Such certificates shall be accompanied by a written declaration, verified under oath by the person or some officer of the association or union by whom it is filed, to the effect that the party so filing such label, trademark, stamp or form of advertisement, has a right to the use of the same, and that no other person, firm, association, union or corporation has the right to such use, either in the identical form or in any such near resemblance thereto as may be calculated to deceive and that the facsimiles, copies or counterparts filed therewith are true and correct. There shall be paid for such filing the fee of five dollars. Said secretary shall deliver to such person, association or union so filing the same, a duly attested certificate Certificate. of the record of the same, for which he shall receive the fee of five dollars. Such certificate of record shall, in all suits and prosecutions under this chapter, be sufficient proof of the adoption of such label, stamp, trade-mark or form of advertisement. No label, trade-mark, stamp or form of advertisement shall be recorded that would reasonably be mistaken for a label, trade-mark, stamp or form of advertisement already on record.

SEC. 2527. The secretary of state is authorized to make rules Rules. and regulations, and prescribe forms for the filing of labels, trademarks and forms of advertisement under the provisions of this chapter. Sec. 2528. The owner of any such label, trade-mark, stamp or


counterfeiting, form of advertisement recorded as provided in section two thou- etc. sand five hundred and twenty-six may proceed, by suit, to enjoin the manufacture, use or sale of any such counterfeits or imitations, and all courts having jurisdiction thereof shall grant injunctions to restrain such manufacture, use or sale, and shall award the complainant in such suit such damages resulting from such wrongful manufacture, use or sale as may by said court be deemed just and reasonable, and shall require the defendant to pay to such person, association or union the profits derived from such wrongful manufacture, use or sale; and such court may also order that all such counterfeits or imitations in the possession or under the control of any defendant in such case, delivered to an officer of the court, or to the complainant, to be destroyed. In all cases where such association or union is not incorporated, suits under this chapter may be commenced and prosecuted by an officer of such association or union, on behalf of and for the use of such association or union, and every member of such association or union shall be liable for costs in any such proceedings.

SEC. 2529. Every person who, without authority from the owner Counterfeitof the label, trade-mark, stamp or form of advertisement recorded ing, etc. as aforesaid, shall make or use any counterfeit or imitation of such label, trade-mark, stamp or form of advertisement, knowing the same to be counterfeit or imitation, and every person who, without authority from such owner, shall affix, impress or use such label, trade-mark, stamp or form of advertisement upon any goods shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by both.

SEC. 25:30). Every person who shall sell goods upon which such Using label, trade-mark, stamp or form of advertisement recorded as afore. terfeit. said, or any counterfeits or imitations thereof, shall be unlawfully impressed, affixed or used, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, unless such person shall show that at the time such goods came into his possession



he did not know that the impression, affixing or use of such label, trade-mark, stamp or form of advertisement was unlawful.

SEC. 2531. In any suit or prosecution under the provisions of this chapter the defendant may show that he or it was the owner of such label, trade-mark or form of advertisement, prior to its being filed under the provisions of this chapter, and that it has been filed wrongfully or without right by some person, association or union.

TITLE 18.—Mine regulations.


SECTION 2562. The owner, operator or superintendent of every coal mine shall make, or cause to be made, an accurate map or plan of such coal mine, on a scale not exceeding two hundred feet to the inch; which map or plan shall exhibit all the openings or excavations, the shafts, tunnels, slopes, planes, gangways, entries, cross headings, rooms, etc., and shall show the direction of the air currents therein, and shall accurately delineate the boundary line between said mine and adjoining mines, and show its relation and proximity thereto. The said map or plan, or a true copy thereof, shall be kept at such mine by the said owner, operator or superintendent, for the use of the State inspector of coal mines, and for the inspection of any miner working in said mine, whenever said miner shall have cause to fear that the place where he is working is becoming dangerous by reason of its proximity to other workings, which may be supposed to contain water or dangerous gases. The said owner, operator or superintendent shall as often as once in every six months, accurately place or cause to be placed on a map or plan of said coal mine, a plan of the excavations made of all the working places or other parts of such coal mine during the preceding six months, and whenever the workings or excavations of said coal mine, or any part of the same have been driven to within ten feet of the boundary line, or when said coal mine, or any part of the same is abandoned, the owner, operator or superintendent thereof shall furnish the State inspector of coal mines, within three months thereafter, the proximity to the boundary line as aforesaid, or after the abandonment of the said mine, or any part of the same, with a correct copy on tracing muslin or blueprint of the map or plan of said mine, which shall accurately show all excavations and workings of such mines to date, exhibiting clearly the part or parts abandoned, and the part or parts in proximity to the boundary line aforesaid. The several coal maps or plans of mines in the State which are furnished to the State inspector of coal mines, as last aforesaid, shall be the property of the State, and shall remain in the care of the said State inspector of coal mines, to be transferred by him to bis successor in office, and in no case shall any copy of the same be made without the consent of the owner, operator or his agent. If the said State inspector of coal mines shall find or have good reason to believe that any map or plan of any coal mine made or furnished in pursuance of the provisions of this chapter, is materially inaccurate or imperfect, he is hereby authorized to cause a correct plan or map of said coal mine to be made at the expense of the owner or operator thereof, the cost of which shall be recoverable from the said owner or operator, in the name of the State, as other debts are recoverable by law: Provided, however, That if the map or plan which is claimed to be inaccurate shall prove to have been correct, then the inspector shall be held liable for the expenses incurred in making such test

survey, and the same shall be paid by the said inspector. Escape shafts.

SEC. 2563. It shall not be lawful for the owner, operator, contractor, lessee or agent of any coal mine, or for any firm, company, corporation or association, their clerks, servants, agents or employees to employ any person at work within any coal mine, or permit any person to be in any coal mine for the purpose of working therein, unless such mine is in communication with at least two openings, if the mine be worked by shaft or slope, which two

shafts or slopes shall be separated by natural strata at all points by a distance of not less than fifty feet, except in drift mines heretofore opened, where the mine inspector shall deem it impracticable: Provided, however, An aggregate number not exceeding Proviso. twenty persons may be employed in the mine at any one time until the second opening shall be reached and made available, which said second opening the said inspector of coal mines shall cause to be made without unnecessary delay, and in case of furnace ventilation being used before the second opening is reached, the furnace shall not be placed within forty feet of the foot of the shaft, slope.or drift, and shall be well secured from danger from fire by brick or stone walls of sufficient thickness.

SEC. 2564. When a second opening or outlet is made which does Same subject. not exceed seventy-five feet in vertical depth, from the surface to the seam or strata of coal that is being mined, it shall be set apart exclusively for the purpose of ingress and egress to or from the mine, by any person or persons employed therein, and it shall always be kept clear of any obstruction, and if the opening is a shaft it shall be fitted with safe and convenient stairs not less than two feet wide, and not to exceed an angle of sixty degrees descent, and landings of not less than eighteen inches wide and four feet long, at easy and convenient distances; and all water coming from the surface, or out of the strata in the shaft, shall so be conducted as to be prevented from falling down the shaft on the stairs, or on persons ascending or descending the stairway of the shaft. If the second opening is a slope for a traveling way and has a greater angle of descent than twenty-five degrees, it shall be provided with suitable stairs not less than two feet wide, but when the seam or stratum of coal at main outlet or escapement shaft in connection with any mine exceeds seventy-five feet in vertical depth from the surface, the miners or other employees in the mine shall be lowered into or raised from said mine by machinery; and when the employees are lowered into or raised from said mine at the main outlet, the escapement shall be fitted with safe and available machinery, or safe and convenient stairs, by which persons employed in the mines may readily escape in case of accident. The hoisting machinery and stairs used for lowering or raising the employees into or out of the mines shall be kept in a safe condition and inspected once each twenty-four hours by a competent person employed in whole or in part for that purpose, and such machinery and the methods of its inspection shall be approved by the State inspector of coal mines.

SEC. 2565. The owner or agent of any coal mine, whether shaft, Ventilation. slope or drift, shall provide and maintain for every such mine, ample means of ventilation, affording not less than one hundred cubic feet of pure air per minute for each and every person employed in said mine, and as much more as the circumstances may require, which shall be circulated around the main headings and across headings and working places, to an extent that will dilute, carry off and render harmless the noxious or dangerous gases generated therein, and all mines generating fire damp shall be kept free of standing gas in the worked out or abandoned parts of the same, and the entrance thereto shall be properly closed, and cautionary notice shall be posted to warn persons of danger, and every working place and all other places where gas is known or supposed to exist, shall be carefully examined by the fire boss, within two hours immediately before each shift, with a safety lamp, and in making said examination it shall be the duty of the fire boss, at each examination, to leave at the face of every place examined, evidence of his presence; and it shall not be lawful for any miner to enter any mine or part of a mine generating fire damp until it has been examined by the fire boss aforesaid, and by him reported to be safe.

Sec. 2566. It shall be unlawful for any miner, fire boss, Brushing fire employee in any mine, or other person, to brush fire damp from damp. any place in a coal mine by means of a coat, sack, sail cloth, or any like article or material; and any person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be

imprisoned for a term not exceeding six months, and fined in any sum not to exceed one hundred dollars. And any owner or superintendent, mine boss or fire boss, who shall knowingly permit the same to be done, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, subject

to the same penalties as hereinbefore prescribed. Mining boss. SEC. 2567. In order to better secure the proper ventilation of

every coal mine, and promote the health and safety of the persons employed therein, the owner or agent shall employ a competent and practical inside overseer, to be called mining boss, who shall be an experienced coal miner, and shall have taken and passed the examination before, and received a certificate of competency from the examining board hereinafter provided for, and who shall keep a careful watch over the ventilating apparatus and the air ways, traveling ways, pumps and drainage, and shall see that as the miners advance their excavations, all loose coal, slate and rock overhead are carefully secured against falling on the traveling ways, and that sufficient props, caps and timbers are furnished upon order of the miner, of suitable size and cut square at both ends, and as near as practicable to a proper length for the places where they are to be used, and such props, caps or timber and the necessary rails and ties shall be delivered at the mouth of the rooms. He shall see that all water be drained or hauled out of all working places before the miner enters, and as far as practicable, kept dry while the miner is at work; and it shall be the further duty of the mining boss to see that the proper cut throughs are made in the room pillars of the miners' places at intervals of not more than sixteen yards for the purpose of ventilation, and in all hauling roads, holes for shelter shall be made every thirty yards, and be kept whitewashed, when a space two feet and six inches between the wagon and rih shall be deemed sufficient for shelter; and the mining boss shall measure the air current at least once a week at the inlet and outlet and at or near the face

of the headings. Records. Sec. 2568. He shall keep a record of such measurements, which

shall be placed by him in a book kept for that purpose; said book to be open for the examination of the said State inspector. He shall also, on or about the fifteenth day of each month, mail to the State inspector of coal mines, a true copy of the air measurements given, stating also the number of persons employed in or about said mine, the number of mules and horses used, and the number of days worked in each month, for which purpose blanks shall be furnished by the said inspector. It shall be the further duty of the

boss to immediately notify the owner or agent of the mine of his inability to comply with the provisions of this chapter. It shall then become the duty of the said superintendent, operator, owner or agent, at once to attend to the matter complained of by the mining boss, and to comply with the provisions

hereof. Safety lamps.

SEC. 2569. The safety lamps used for examining mines, or which may be used in working therein, shall be furnished by and be the property of the owner of said mine, and shall be in charge of the

agent of such mine, and in all mines the doors used in assisting Doors, or directing the ventilation of the mine shall be so hung and

adjusted that they will close themselves, or be supplied with

springs or pulleys so that they can not be left standing open, and Bore holes. bore holes shall be kept not less than twelve feet in advance of

the face of every working place, and when necessary, on the sides of the same when they are being driven towards and in dangerous proximity to an abandoned mine or part of a mine, suspected

of containing inflammable gases, or which is inundated with water. Inspections. SEC. 2570. The mining boss, or his assistant, shall visit and

examine every working place in the mine at least once every alternate day, while the miners of such place, are or should be at work, and shall direct that each and every working place is properly secured by props or timber, and that safety in all respects is assured, and that no person shall be permitted to work in an unsafe place, unless it be for the purpose of making it safe.

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