All license fees shall be paid, prior to the execution and delivery of the license, to the treasurer of the school district within the city, for which the license was issued, to be used exclusively for the support of the common schools therein.

SEC. 1512. Any person violating any provisions of this act, or of Penalty. any lawful ordinances, or rules and regulations, authorized by this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined not exceeding $50 nor less than $5 for each and every violation thereof; and if such persons hold a plumber's license he shall forfeit the same and it shall be void, and he shall not be entitled to another plumber's license for the space of one year after such forfeiture is declared against him by the board.

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CHAPTER 16.—Safety appliances on railroads. SECTION 1794. * It shall be unlawful for any corporation, Cars without company or person operating any line of railroad in this State, a utomatic any car manufacturer or transportation company using or leasing couplers not to

be put in use; cars to put in use in this State any car or cars that are not equipped with safety or automatic couplers or drawbars such as shall not necessitate the going between the ends of such cars to couple or uncouple them. SEC. 1795. *

It shall be unlawful for any corporation, Nor retained company or persons operating a railroad, or any transportation in use. company using or leasing cars of any description, and used in the commerce of the country or in the construction of railroads, to have upon any railroad in Nebraska, for use in the transportation of freight or passengers, any car that is not equipped with such safety automatic couplers as provided for in said section 1 [1794).

SEC. 1796. It shall be unlawful for any corporation, company or Power brakes. person operating any line of railroad in this State, to use any locomotive engine upon any railroad or in any railroad yard in this State,

that is not equipped with a proper and eflicient power brake, commonly called a drive brake."

SEC. 1797. It shall be unlawful for any corporation, company or Equipment reperson, operating a line of railroad in this state, to run any train quired. of cars

that shall not have in that train a sufficient number of cars with some kind of efficient automatic or power brakes, so that the engineer upon the locomotive can control the train without requiring brakemen to go between the ends or on top of the cars to use, as now, the common hand brakes.

Sec. 1798. Every railroad corporation, company or person oper. Reports. ating a railroad in this State, and every person, corporation or company using or leasing cars in the transportation business, or in building railroads, shall, and are by this act required to include in their annual report to the State railroad commissioners the number of locomotive engines and cars used in this State, and what number is equipped with automatic power brakes and what number of cars equipped with automatic safety couplers and the kind of brakes and couplers used and the number of each kind when more than one kind is used.

Sec. 1799. Any corporation, company or person operating a rail- Penalty. road in this State, and using a locomotive engine, or running a train of cars, or using any freight, or way, car contrary to the provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be subject to a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) or not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), for each and every offense for the benefit of the school fund : Provided, That penalties and liabilities on this section shall not apply to companies in receiving and hauling cars delivered for transportation by railroads other than those of this State which are engaged in interstate traffic. And any railroad employee who may be injured by the engine or train or cars contrary to the provisions of this law shall not be considered as waiving his rights to recover damages by continuing in the employ of such corporation, company or person running such engine, or train of cars contrary to this law.

CHAPTER 16.-Intorication of railroad employecs.


Intoxication SECTION 1811. If any person shall, while in charge of a locomoof engineers, tive engine running upon the railroad of any such corporation, or

while acting as the conductor of a car or train of cars on any such railroad, be intoxicated, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, ånd upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not less than six months nor more than one year, and be imprisoned until the fine is paid.

CHAPTER 16.-Incorporation of the Knights of Labor.

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Lodges Incor- SECTION 1892. All organizations known as subordinate lodges of porated. the Kuights of Labor,

which have been or may hereafter be regularly chartered by the respective grand lodges or bodies of the several orders or organizations in the State of Nebraska,

are hereby incorporated, and shall be hereafter entitled to all the privileges and rights incident to bodies corporate, so long as they retain their respective organiza

tions and charters aforesaid. Designation SEC. 1893. All subordinate lodges of * * * Knights of Labor, of lodges.

shall be known by the name and title designated in their several respective charters, as issued by the said grand lodges, department, or organization, by which name they shall be capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, in the several courts of this State, the same as natural persons, and shall have power to hold and convey real estate and personal property, and do any and all things usually done by corporations.


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CHAPTER 21.-Right of action for injuries causing death.

Action for in- SECTION 2503. Whenever the death of a person shall be caused juries survives, by the wrongful act, neglect, or default, and the act, neglect, or when.

default is such as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages, in respect thereof, then, and in every such case, the person who, or company or corporation which would have been liable if death had not ensued, shall be liable to an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured, and although the death shall have been caused under such circumstances as amount in law to

felony. Who may sue. SEC. 2504. Every such action shall be brought by and in the

names of the personal representatives of such deceased person, and the amount recovered in every such action shall be for the exclusive benefit of the widow and next of kin of such deceased person, and shall be distributed to such widow and next of kin in the

proportion provided by law in relation to the distribution of perDamages. sonal property left by persons dying intestate; and in every such

action the jury may give such damages as they shall deem a fair and just compensation with reference to the pecuniary injuries, resulting from such death, to the wife and next of kin of such de

ceased person, not exceeding the sum of five thousand dollars: Limitation. Provided, That every such action shall be commenced within two

years after the death of such person,

CHAPTER 30.-F'ire escapes on factories, etc.

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Fire escapes SECTION 3168a.

All buildings in this State, which are required, four or more stories in height, excepting such as are used for priwhere.

vate residences exclusively, but including fats and apartment buildings, shall be provided with one or more metallic ladder or stair fire escapes attached to the outer walls thereof, and provideil with platforms of such size and dimensions, and such proximity to one or more windows of each story above the first, as to render access to such ladder or stairs from each such story easy and safe, and shall also be provided with one or more automatic metallic fire

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escapes, or other proper device, to be attached to the inside of said buildings so as to afford an effective means of escape to all occupants who, for any reason, are unable to use said ladders or stairs; the number, material, location, and construction of such escapes to be subject to the approval of the commissioner of labor or his deputy: Provided, however, That all buildings, more than two stories in Proviso as to height, used for manufacturing purposes,

shall have at factories, etc. least one such fire escape for every fifty persons, and one such automatic metallic escape for every twenty-five persons, for which working,

accommodations are provided above the second stories of said buildings; * *

Sec. 31685. All buildings of the number of stories and used for New buildthe purposes set forth in section 4 of this act [sec. 3168a] which ings. shall be hereafter erected in this State shall, upon or before their completion, each be provided with fire escapes of the kind and number and in the manner set forth in this act.

Sec. 3168c. It shall be the duty of said commissioner of labor or Enforcement. his deputy to serve a written notice in behalf of the people of the State of Nebraska, upon the owner or owners, trustees, or lessees, their agents or the occupant of any building within this State, not provided with fire escapes in accordance with the provisions of this act, commanding such owner, trustee, lessee or occupant, or either of them, to place or cause to be placed upon such building such fire escape or escapes as is provided for in section four (4) of this act (sec. 3168a] within thirty (30) days after the service of such notice. And the grand juries of the several counties of this State may also, during any term visit or hear testimony relating to any building or buildings within their respective counties, for the purpose of ascertaining whether it or they are provided with fire escapes in accordance with the requirements of this act, and submit the result of their inquiry, together with any recommendations they may desire to make, to the district court, and said court may thereupon, if it find from the report of said grand jury that said building or buildings is or are not provided with a fire escape or escapes, in accordance with this act, cause the sheriff to serve a notice or notices upon the owner, trustee, lessee, or occupant of such building or buildings.

Sec. 3168d. Any such owner or owners, trustee, lessee or occu- Penalty. pant or either of them, or their agents, so served with notice as aforesaid, who shall not, within sixty (60) days after the service of such notice upon him or them, place or cause to be placed such fire escape or escapes upon such building as required by this act and the terms of such notice, shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five or more than two hundred dollars, and to a further fine of fifty dollars for each additional week of neglect to comply with such notice.

SEC, 3168e. The erection and construction of any and all fire es- Commissioner capes provided for in this act shall be under the direct supervision of labor to suand control of said commissioner of labor or his deputy, and it pervise. shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm or corporation to erect or construct any fire escape or escapes, except in accordance with a written permit first had and obtained and signed by said commissioner of labor or his deputy, which permit shall prescribe the number, location, material, kind and manner of construction of such fire escape.

SEC. 3168f. Any person or persons, firm or corporation, who shall Application be required to place one or more fire escapes upon any building or for permit. buildings, under the provisions of this act, shall file in the office of said commissioner of labor or his deputy a written application for a permit to erect or construct such fire escape or escapes, which application shall briefly describe the character of such building or buildings, the height and number of stories thereof, the number of fire escapes proposed to be placed thereon, the purposes for which such building or buildings is or are used, and the greatest number of people who use or occupy or are employed in such building or buildings above the second stories thereof at any one time,

CHAPTER 39b. Bureau of labor census and industrial statistics.



SECTION 3310. There is hereby created a bureau of labor census ated.

and industrial statistics, with headquarters in the capitol building, for which stationery, postage, expressage, printing, and facilities for transacting business shall be furnished the same as for

other executive departments. Commissioner. SEC. 3311. The governor of this State is hereby made commis

sioner of said bureau. Deputy com- Sec. 3312. Said commissioner shall have the power to appoint a missioner. deputy at a salary of fifteen hundred dollars per annum, who,

when acting for or instead of said commissioner, shall have and may exercise equal power and authority subject to the approval of

the commissioner. Duties.

SEC. 3313. The duties of said commissioner shall be to collect, collate, and publish statistics and facts relative to manufacturers, industrial classes, and material resources of the State, and especially to examine into the relations between labor and capital, the means of escape from fire and protection of life and health in factories and workshops, mines and other places of industries, the employment of illegal child labor, the exaction of unlawful hours of labor from any employee, the educational, sanitary, moral, and financial condition of laborers and artisans, the cost of food, fuel, clothing, and building material, the causes of strikes and lockouts, as well as kindred subjects and matters pertaining

to the welfare of industrial interests and classes. Powers. Sec. 3314. The commissioner or his deputy shall have power to

enter any factory or workshop in which labor is employed, for the purpose of gathering facts and statistics, or of examining the means for escape from fire, and the provisions for the health and safety of operatives in such factory or workshop. He may also post in such factory or workshop the laws now, or hereafter to be, made in respect to child labor, fire escapes, hours of labor, or others pertaining to the health or safety of employees; and if the owner, manager or agent shall remove or destroy the same he shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not to exceed fifty dollars for each offense. And in case the officer of the bureau shall discover any violation of, or negleet to comply with, said laws, he shall notify the owner or occupant of said workshop or factory in writing of the offense or neglect, and if such offense or neglect is not corrected within thirty days after the service of notice aforesaid, he shall lodge formal complaint with the attorney of the county in which the offense is committed or the neglect occurs, whereupon said officer shall proceed against the offender

according to law. Statistics Sec. 3316. At the time of the assessment of property for tax

ation for county and State purposes, it shall be the duty of the township and precinct assessors to enroll the names of all persons over 21 years of age in their respective townships or precincts, together with their several occupations; if farmers or manufacturers, the products of their several farms or factories during the past year, and if wage workers, the time they have been employed during the past year and the wages they have received for the same. It shall be the duty of the county clerks on or before the first day of July in each year, to forward a summary of such reports of their respective counties to the State bureau of labor. The deputy commissioner of labor shall compile said reports and

shall embody them in his biennial report to the governor. Reports from SEC. 3317. The said commissioner shall have power to prescribe employers.

blank forms and transmit them to employers, which shall be filled out clearly and completely under oath, by the person or persons to whom they are sent, with the facts, statistics, and statements

asked for, and returned to him within such reasonable time as he Penalty for may fix. In case any owner or occupant, or his agent, shall refuse refusing access. to admit any officer of the said bureau to his workshop or factory,

when open or in operation, he shall forfeit the sum of ten dollars for each and every offense, and if he shall, through his agent or otherwise, neglect, fail, or refuse to fill out the said blank forms, and verify and return them as required, he shall forfeit the sum of ten dollars for each and every day said blanks may be so delayed beyond the time fixed by the commissioners for their return. The forfeits named and provided in this act shall be sued for in the name of the State by the county attorney of the respective county where such offense is committed, upon the complaint of any officer of said bureau, or any citizen, and shall be paid into the school fund.

SEC. 3318a. The commissioner of labor is hereby authorized Free public and directed, within thirty days after the passage of this amend employment ment, to establish and maintain in the office of the bureau of

office. labor and industrial statistics and in connection therewith, a free public employment office. The deputy commissioner shall receive all applications for help made to him by any person, company or firm, and all applications made to him for employment by any person or persons and record their names in a book kept for that purpose, designating the kind and character of help wanted or the kind and character of employment desired, and the post-office address of the applicant. It shall be the duty of said deputy to send by mail to all applicants for help, the name and post-office address of such applications for employment as in his judgment will meet their respective requirements and such other information as he may possess that will bring to their notice the names and post-office addresses of such unemployed laborers, mechanics, artisans or teachers as they may require. No compensation or fee whatsoever shall directly or indirectly be charged or received from any person or persons applying for help, or any person or persons applying for employment through the bureau of labor. Said deputy or any clerk connected with the bureau, who shall accept any compensation or fee from any applicant for help or any applicant for employment, for services as provided in this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each offense, or imprisoned not to exceed thirty days. Any applicaton for help or any application for employment made to said office shall be null and void after thirty days from its receipt by said deputy, unless renewed by the applicant. Every applicant for help shall notify said deputy commissioner by mail immediately after the desired help designated in his or her application has been secured, and every applicant for employment shall notify said deputy immediately after securing the same. Such notice shall contain the name and last preceding post-office address of each employer or employee secured through such employment office, and any failure or refusal to thus notify said deputy commissioner shall bar such applicant from all future rights and privileges of said employment office at the discretion of said deputy. Applicants for help shall be construed to mean employers wanting employees, and applicants for employment shall be construed to mean persons wanting work to do.

Sec. 3319. The commissioner shall report biennially to the gov- Reports. ernor, accompanying his report with such Muggestions and recommendations as may be deemed wise and proper. The said report shall be printed and distributed according to the provisions of the law governing the printing of other State reports.

SEC. 3320. The commissioner shall be allowed a sum not to ex- Support ot ceed five hundred dollars per annuin for traveling and contingent expenses, and a further sum of one hundred dollars per annum for the purchase of books and periodicals on labor and industrial matters for the bureau library. There is hereby appropriated annually, out of any moneys in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, a sum sufficient to carry out the provisions of this act.


CHAPTER 47a.Trade-marks of trade unions, etc.
SECTION 3549. It shall be lawful for associations, and unions of Labels

may workingmen to adopt for their protection, labels, trade-marks, and be adopted.

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