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lurgical plant to be dangerous or defective so as to, in his opinion,
False reprein charge of any metalliferous mine who shall willfully misrepre- sentations. sent or withhold facts or information from the inspector regarding the mine, such as length of time timbers have been in place, or making (make) any misrepresentation tending to show safety when the reverse is true, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof in any court of competent jurisdiction, shall be fined in any sum not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300) for each offense.
Sec. 5. Any owner, agent, manager or lessee having charge or Accidents. operating any metalliferous mine or metallurgical plant, whenever loss of life or accident serious enough in character to cause the injured party to stop work for thirty consecutive days and being under the care of a physician and connected with the workings of such mine or metallurgical plant, shall occur, shall give notice immediately and report all the facts thereof to the inspector of mines. The refusal or failure of the said owner, agent, manager or lessee to so report within reasonable time shall be deemed a misdemeanor and [he] shall upon conviction be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars and not more than three hundred dollars, or be imprisoned for not less than one and not more than three months. The inspector of nines upon receipt of notice of accident shall investigate and ascertain the cause and make or cause to be made a report, which shall be filed in his office for future reference. SEC. 6. Any person or persons operating any metalliferous mine
Reports or or mill and employing five or more men, shall report the same to operators. the inspector of mines and state when work is commenced and when stopped, and mines working continuously shall report on or before December 1, of each year together with the names of the owners and managers or lessee in charge of said work, together with the post-office address, the name of the claim or claims to be operated, the name of the county and mining district, together with the number of men employed, directly or indirectly, the same being classified into miners, trammers, timbermen or assorters, mill men, teamsters, etc. The necessary blanks to carry out the provisions of this section shall be furnished upon application by the inspector of mines. SEC. 7. There is hereby established the following code of sig.
Code of sig. nals for use in the metalliferous mines of this State, which shall be securely posted in a clear and legible form in the engine room, at the collar of the shaft and at each level or station :
1 bell-Hoist. (See Rule 2.)
Engineer signal-Engineer shall after signal 3–2-1, raise the bucket or cage two feet and lower again, and shall remain at his post until final signal is given and command executed.
RULES GOVERNING SIGNALS.
Rule 1. In giving ordinary signals make strokes on bell at regular intervals. In signals similar to “ Ready to shoot” 3-2-1 bells each bar (-) must take the same time as one stroke of the bell.
Rule 2. When men are to be hoisted or lowered, give the signal for Men on, run slow," (3 bells). Men must then get on bucket or cage, then give signal to hoist or lower. (1 or 2 bells.)
Rule 3. After signal Ready to shoot” (3-2-1 bells) engineer must reply as above. Miners must then give signal “ Men on” (3 bells) then spit fuse, get on bucket or cage and give signal to hoist.
Rule 4. All timbers, tools, etc., longer than the depth of bucket or placed within a cage, must be securely lashed before being hoisted or lowered.
Rule 5. Signals to meet local demands and not in conflict with above may be added by individual operators but same must be posted in clear and legible form in connection with above code.
The inspector of mines shall have power to enforce the adoption of this code of signals in all metalliferous mines using hoisting machinery, and all persons giving or causing to be given false signals or riding upon any cage, skip or bucket upon signals that designate to the engineer that no employees are aboard, shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor under this act. Hoisting en- SEC. 8. No person addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors or gineer.
under eighteen years of age shall be employed as hoisting en
SEC. 9. Strangers or visitors shall not be allowed underground in any mine unless accompanied by some owner, official, or em
ployee deputized to accompany same. Coal mines SEC. 10. Nothing in this act shall apply to coal mines. exempt.
('HAPTER 70.--Mine regulations-Erplosires.
Magazine. SECTION 2. Explosives must be stored in a magazine provided
for that purpose alone; said magazine to be placed far enough from the open cutting or working shaft, tunnel or incline to insure the same remaining intact, in the event, the entire stock of explosives in said magazine be exploded; all explosives in excess of the amount required for a shift's work [shall] be kept in said magazine; no powder or other explosive (shall] be stored in underground workings where men are employed; each mine shall provide and employ a suitable device for thawing or warming powder and keep the same in condition for use; oils or other combustible substances shall not be kept or stored in the same
magazine with explosives. Oils.
Sec. 3. Oils and other inflammable materials shall be stored or kept in a building erected for that purpose, and at a safe distance from the main buildings, and at a safe distance from the powder magazine, and their removal from said building for use shall be in such quantities as are necessary to meet the requirements of a
day, only. Tamping bar. Sec. 4. No person shall, whether working for himself or in the
employ of any person, company or corporation, while loading or charging a hole with nitroglycerine, powder or other explosive, use or employ any steel or iron tamping bar; nor shall any mine manager, superintendent, foreman or shift boss, or other person having the management or direction of mine labor, allow or permit the use of such steel, iron or other metal tamping bar by em
ployees under his management or direction. Supply stores. Sec. 5. The inspector of mines shall have authority to regulate
and limit the amount of nitro powder stored or kept in general supply stores in mining camps or mining towns where there is no municipal law governing same; he shall have authority to enforce the provisions of this act and to prosecute any violation thereof as hereinafter provided.
SEC. 6. Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this act shall be liable to a fine of not less than ten dollars or not more than one hundred dollars for each violation.
TITLE 2.-Goods of domestic manufacture to be preferred for use
of Houses of Congress.
SECTION 69. The secretary of the Senate and the clerk of the American House of Representatives shall, in disbursing the public moneys en preference. for the use of the two Houses, respectively, purchase only articles the growth and manufacture of the United States, provided the articles required can be procured of such growth and manufacture upon as good terms as to quality and price as are demanded for like articles of foreign growth and manufacture.
SECTION 1. There shall be at the seat of government a Depart- Department ment of Labor, the general design and duties of which shall be to established. acquire and diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with labor, in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word, and especially upon its relation to capital, the hours of labor, the earnings of laboring men and women, and the means of promoting their material, social, intellectual, and moral prosperity.
SEC. 2. The Department of Labor shall be under the charge of a Commissioner. Commissioner of Labor, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; he shall hold his office for four years, unless sooner removed,
Sec. 7. The Commissioner of Labor, in accordance with the gen- Duties. eral design and duties referred to in section 1 of this act, is specially charged to ascertain, at as early a date as possible, and whenever industrial changes shall make it essential, the cost of producing articles at the time dutiable in the United States, in leading countries where such articles are produced, by fully specified units of production, and under a classification showing the different elements of cost, or approximate cost, of such articles of production, including the wages paid in such industries per day, week, month, or year, or by the piece; and hours employed per day; and the profits of the manufacturers and producers of such articles; and the comparative cost of living, and the kind of living. * what articles are controlled by trusts, or other combinations of capital, business operations, or labor and what effect said trusts, or other combinations of capital, business operations, or labor have on production and prices. He shall also establish a system of reports by which, at intervals of not less than two years, he can report the general condition, so far as production is concerned, of the leading industries of the country. The Commissioner of Labor is also specially charged to investigate the causes of, and facts relating to, all controversies and disputes between employers and employees as they may occur, and which may tend to interfere with the welfare of the people of the different States, and report thereon to Congress. The Commissioner of Labor shall also obtain such information upon the various subjects committed to him as he may deem desirable from different foreign nations, and what, if any, convict made goods are imported into this country, and if so from whence.
SEC. 8. The Commissioner of Labor shall annually make a report in writing to the President and Congress, of the information collected and collated by him, and containing such recommendations as he may deem calculated to promote the efficiency of the Department. He is also authorized to make special reports on particular subjects whenever required to do so by the President or either House of Congress, or when he shall think the subject in his charge requires it.
TITLE 15.-Leaves of absence for employees of navy-yards, etc.
(Page 1063 Act of Februory 1, 1901.) Fifteen days SECTION 1. Each and every employee of the navy-yards, gun leave allowed. factories, naval stations, and arsenals of the United States Gor
ernment is hereby granted fifteen working days' leave of absence each year without forfeiture of pay during such leave: Provided, That it shall be lawful to allow pro rata leave only to those serving twelve consecutive months or more: And provided further, That in all cases the heads of divisions shall have discretion as to the time when the leave can best be allowed without detriment to the service, and that absence on account of sickness shall be deducted from the leave hereby granted.
TITLE 18.--Seamen-Duties of consular officers.
Lists of sea- SECTION 1708. Every consular officer shall keep a detailed list men.
of all seamen and mariners shipped and discharged by him, specifying their names and the names of the vessels on which they are shipped and from which they are discharged, and the payments, if any, made on account of each so discharged; also of the number of the vessels arrived and departed, the amounts of their registered tonnage, and the number of their seamen and mariners, and of those who are protected, and whether citizens of the United States or not, and as nearly as possible the nature and value of their cargoes, and where produced, and shall make returns of the same, with their accounts and other returns, to the Secretary of
the Treasury. Fees not to
SEC. 1719. No consular officer, nor any person under any conbe taken from discharged sea- sular officer shall make any charge or receive, directly or indi
rectly, any compensation, by way of commission or otherwise, for receiving or disbursing the wages or extra wages to which any seaman or mariner is entitled who is discharged in any foreign country, or for any money advanced to any such seaman or mariner who seeks relief from any consulate or commercial agency; nor shall any consular officer, or any person under any consular officer, be interested, directly or indirectly, in any profit derived from clothing, boarding, or otherwise supplying or sending home any such seaman or mariner. Such prohibition as to profit, however, shall not be construed to relieve or prevent any such officer who is the owner of or otherwise interested in any vessel of the United States, from transporting in such vessel any such seaman or mariner, or from receiving or being interested in such reasonable allowance as may be made for such transportation by law.
TITLE 19.-Holidays for per diem employees.
(Page 1216. Resolution of January 6, 1885.) Holidays al- SECTION 1. The employees of the Navy-Yard, Government Printlowed
with ing Office, Bureau of Printing and Engraving, and all other per рау. .
diem employees of the Government on duty at Washington, or elsewhere in the United States, shall be allowed the following holidays, to wit: The first day of January, the twenty-second day of February, the fourth day of July, the twenty-fifth day of December, and such days as may be designated by the President
as days for national thanksgiving, and shall receive the same pay as on other days.
(Page 1217. Resolution of February 23, 1887.) SECTION 1. All per diem employees of the Government, on duty Decoration at Washington or elsewhere in the United States, shall be allowed Day. the day of each year, which is celebrated as Memorial ” or
Decoration Day” and the Fourth of July of each year, as holiday, and shall receive the same pay as on other days.
TITLE 21.-Furniture of domestic manufacture to be preferred for
use in President's house. SECTION 1829. All furniture purchased for the use of the Presi
domestic goods. dent's house shall be, as far as practicable, of domestic manufacture.
TITLE 24.—Peonage abolished, etc.
SECTION 1990. The holding of any person to service or labor Peonage prounder the system known as peonage is abolished and forever pro
hibited. hibited in the Territory of New Mexico, or in any other Territory or State of the United States; and all acts, laws, resolutions, orders, regulations, or usages of the Territory of New Mexico, or of any other Territory or State, which have heretofore established, maintained, or enforced, or by virtue of which any attempt shall hereafter be made to establish, maintain, or enforce, directly or indirectly, the voluntary or involuntary service or labor of any persons as peons, in liquidation of any debt or obligation, or otherwise, are declared null and void.
TITLE 29.—The cooly trade prohibited.
SECTION 2158. No citizen of the United States, or foreigner com- Engaging in ing into or residing within the same, shall, for himself or for any
trade. other person, either as master, factor, owner, or otherwise, build, equip, load, or otherwise prepare, any vessel, registered, enrolled, or licensed, in the United States, for the purpose of procuring from any port or place the subjects of China, Japan, or of any other oriental country, known as coolies," to be transported to any foreign port, or place, to be disposed of, or sold, or transferred, for any time, as servants or apprentices, or to be held to service or labor.
SEC. 2161. Every citizen of the United States who, contrary to Penalty. the provisions of section 2158, takes on board of any vessel, or receives or transports any such subjects as are described in that section, for the purpose of disposing of them in any way as therein prohibited, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars and be imprisoned not exceeding one year.
(Page 1285. Act of March 3, 1875.) SECTION 2. If any citizen of the United States, or other person Involuntary amenable to the laws of the United States, shall take, or cause
of Chinese, etc. to be taken or transported, to or from the United States any subject of China, Japan, or any oriental country, without their free and voluntary consent, for the purpose of holding them to a term of service, such citizen or other person shall be liable to be indicted therefor, and, on conviction of such offense, shall be puntshed by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars and be imprisoned not exceeding one year; and all contracts and agreements for a term of service of such persons in the United States, whether made in advance or in pursuance of such illegal importation, and whether such importation shall have been in American or other vessels, are hereby declared void.
SEC. 4. If any person shall knowingly and willfully contract, or Contracting attempt to contract, in advance or in pursuance of such illegal for labor. importation, to supply to another the labor of cooly or other per