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tions or at a station where there are no facilities for sidetracking such train, in either of which events the conductor, engineer, fire man, or brakeman, or all of them, may be permitted to proceed with such train to the first station where such facilities can be had, but no further : Provided, however, That in case said fourtee] hours shall expire when a train is within twenty miles of a terminal toward which it is going, or within twenty miles of its destination, the aforementioned employees operating such train may be permitted to proceed to such terminal or destination, but in such ca se shall not be required or permitted to do any switching or other work which would in any manner retard them in speedily reaching such terminal or destination: Provided further, That this act shall not apply in case of casualty upon such railroad, directly affecting such employee, nor shall it apply to sleeping car

companies. Eight hours Sec. 2. It shall hereafter be unlawful for any corporation or

receiver operating any line of railroad in whole or in part in this State, or any officer, agent, or representative of such corporatio? or receiver to require or knowingly permit any conductor, engineer, fireman, brakeman, train dispatcher or telegraph operator, who has been on duty for fourteen consecutive hours and who has gone off duty, to again go on duty or perform any work for such corporation or receiver until he has had at least eight hours

off duty. Violations. Sec. 3. Any corporation or receiver operating a line of railroad

in whole or in part within this State, who shall violate any of the provisions of this act shall be liable to the State of Texas in a penalty of not less than two hundred dollars por more than one thousand dollars for each offense, and such penalties shall be recovered and suit therefor shall be brought in the name of the State of Texas in any court having jurisdiction of the anjount in Travis County, Texas, or in any county into or through which said railroad may pass. Such suit or suits may be brought either by the attorney-general or under his direction or by the county attorney or district attorney of any county or judicial district into or through which said railroad may pass, and such attorney bringing any action under this act shall be entitled to i compensation of one-third of the total amount of penalties

recovered. Acts of off- SEC. 4. Any officer, agent or representative of any corporation

or receiver operating any line of railroad in whole or in part within this State, who shall violate any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon convietion therefor shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars, nor more than five hundred dollars for each offense, or by confinement in the county jail for not less than ten nor more than sixty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, and such person so offending may be prosecuted under this section, either in the county where such person may be at the time of the commission of the offense, or in any county where such employee has been permitted or required to work in violation of this act.

CHAPTER 67.--Blacklisting. SECTION 1. Either or any of the following acts shall constitute 1:"idden.

a discrimination against persons seeking employment:

(1) Where any corporation or receiver of same, doing business in this State, or any agent or officer of any such corporation or receiver, shall blacklist, prevent, or attempt to prevent, by word, writing, sign(,) list or other means, directly or indirectly, any discharged empolyee, or any employee who may have voluntarily left said corporation's service, from obtaining employment with any other person, company or corporation, except by truthfully stating in writing on request of such former employee, the reason why such employee was discharged, or his relationship to such company ceased.

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(2) Where any corporation or receirer of same, doing business in this State, or any officer or agent of such corporation or receiver, shall by any means, directly or indirectly communicate to any other person or corporation any information in regard to a person who may seek employment of such person or corporation, and fails to give such person, in regard to whom the communication may be made, within ten days after demand therefor, a complete copy of such communication, if in writing, and a true statement of such communication if by sign, or other means, and the names and addresses of all persons or corporations to whom sa id communications shall have been made.

(3) Where any corporation or receiver of same, doing business fa this State, or any agent or employee of such corporation or receiver, shall have discharged an employee, and such discharged employee demands a statement in writing, of the cause of his discharge, and such corporation, receiver, agent or employee thereof fails to furnish a true statement of same to such employee within ter days after such demand: Provided, That such demand by the en ployee for said statement shall be made in writing.

(4) Where any corporation or receirer of same, doing business in this State, or any agent or officer of same, shall have received any request, notice or communication, either in writing or by sign, word, list or otherwise, from any person, company or corporation, prerenting or attempting or calculated to prevent the employment of a person seeking employment, and shall fail to furnish to such person seeking employment within ten days after a demand in writing therefor, a true statement of such request, notice or communication, and if in writing, a copy of same, and if a sign, the interpretation thereof, and the names and addresses of the person, company or corporation furnishing the same.

(5) Where any corporation or receiver of same, doing business in this State, or any officer or agent of such corporation or receiver discharging such employee shall have failed to give a discharged employee a true statement of the causes of his discharge within ten days after a demand in writing therefor, and shall thereafter furnish any other person or corporation any statement or communication in regard to such discharge, unless at the re quest of such discharged employee.

(6) Where any corporation or receiver of sa me, doing business in this State, or any officer or agent of such corporation or receiver shall discriminate against any person seeking employment on account of his having participated in a strike against another corporation.

(7) Where any corporation or receiver of sa me doing business in this state, or any officer or agent of such corporation or receiver, sball give any information or communication in regard to a person seeking employment having participated in any strike, unless such person seeking employment violated the law during bis participation in said strike or in connection therewith, and rnless such information is given in compliance with subdivision 1 of section 1 of this act.

SEC. 2. Any and all discriminations against persons seeking Discriminaemployment as herein defined, are hereby prohibited and are declared to be illegal.

SEC. 3. Every foreign corporation violating any of the pro- Foreign risions of this act is hereby denied the right, and is prohibited porations. from doing any business within this State, and it shall be the duty of the attorney-general to enforce this provision by injunction or other proceeding in the district court of Travis County in the name of the State of Texas. Sec. 4. Each and every person, company or corporation, who

Violations. shall in any manner violate any of the provisions of this act shall for each and every offense committed forfeit and pay the sum of one thousand ($1,000) dollars, which may be recovered in the name of the State of Texas, in any county where the offense was committed, or where the offender resides, or in Travis County, and it shall be the duty of the attorney-general or the district or

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county attorney under the direction of the attorney-general to prosecute for the recovery of the same, and the fees of the prosecuting attorney for representing the State in proceedings under this act shall be over and above the fees allowed him under the

general fee bill. Jail sentence. Sec. 5. In addition to the penalties and forfeiture herein pro

vided for, every person violating any of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one

month nor more than one year. Evidence. Sec. 6. In prosecution for the violation of any of the prorisions

of this act, evidence that any person has acted as the agent of a corporation in the transaction of its business in this State shall be received as prima facie proof that his act in the name, behalf or interest of the corporation of which he was acting as the agent,

was the act of the corporation. Enforcement. Sec. 7. Upon the application of the attorney-general or of any

district or county attorney made to any justice of the peace in this State, and stating that he has reason to believe that a witness, who is to be found in the county of which such justice of the peace is an officer, knows of a violation of any of the provisions of this act, it shall be the duty of the justice of the peace to whom such application is made, to have summoned and to have examined such witness in relation to violations of any of the provisions of this act, said witness to be summoned as provided for in criminal cases. The said witness shall be duly sworn, and the justice of the peace shall cause the statements of the witness to be reduced to writing and signed and sworn to before him, and such sworn statement shall be delivered to the attorney-general, district or county attorney upon whose application the witness was sunmoned. Should the witness summoned as aforesaid fail to appear or to make statements of the facts within his knowledge under oath, or to sign the same after it has been reduced to writing, he shall be guilty of contempt of court and may be fined not excerding one hundred dollars, and may be attached and imprisoned in the county jail until he shall make a full statement of all the facts within his knowledge with reference to the matter inquired about. Any person so summoned and examined shall not be liable to prosecution for any violation of the provisions of this

act about which he may testify fully and without reserve. Statement not Sec. 8. Said written cause of discharge, if true, when so made ground of ac- by such agent, company or corporation, shall never be used as the

cause for an action for libel, either civil or criminal, against the
agent, company or corporation so furnishing same.
CHAPTER 122.-Hours of labor of telegraph operators, etc., on rail-

roads. Limit of eight SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation or hours.

association operating a railroad within this State to permit any telegraph or telephone operator who spaces trains by the use of the telegraph or telephone under what is known and termed “block system" defined as follows: Reporting trains to another office or offices, or to a train dispatcher operating one or more trains under signals, and telegraph or telephone levermen who manipulate interlocking machines in railroad yards or on main tracks out on the lines connecting side tracks or switches, or train dispatchers in its service whose duties substantially, as hereinbefore set forth, pertain to the movement of cars, engines or trains on its railroad by the use of the telegraph or telephone in dispatching or reporting trains or receiving or transmitting train orders as interpreted in this section, to be on duty for more than eight hours in any twenty-four consecutive hours: Provided, That the provisions of this act shall not apply to railroad, telegraph or telephone operators at stations where the services of only one operator is needed.

SEC. 2. Any person, corporation or association that shall vio- Violations. late section 1 of this act shall pay a fine of one hundred dollars for each violation of this act. Sec. 3. It shall be unlawful for any railroad, telegraph or tele- Working over

time. phone operator to work more than eight hours in twenty-four consecutive hours at such occupation, and any such operator violating this section shall pay a fine in any sum not less than twenty-fire dollars nor more than one hundred dollars : Provided, That in case of an emergency any operator may remain on duty for an additional two hours.

CHAPTER 138.-Employment of women and minors in saloons.

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SECTION 19. Every retail liquor dealer or malt liquor dealer, Employment

who shall have in his employ about his place of busi- of minors ; ness, any minor

shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction therefor shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars nor more than two hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not longer than sixty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

SEC. 25. No retail liquor dealer or retail malt dealer shall of females. employ or suffer to be employed, any female as a servant, bartender or waitress, other than a member of his own family, in his place of business,

and any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than twelve months or by a fine of not exceeding five hundred dollars, or both such fine and imprisonment.

CHAPTER 141.-Examination, etc., of barbers.

SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to follow the Certificates occupation of barber in this State unless he shall first have ob- required. tained a certificate of registration as provided for in this act: Provided, however, That nothing contained in this act shall apply to or affect any person who is now actually engaged in such occupation, except as hereinafter provided.

SEC. 2. A board of examiners to consist of three persons is Board of exhereby created to carry out and enforce the provisions of this aminers. act. Said board shall be appointed by the governor and shall consist of practical barbers who have been for at least five years prior to their appointment engaged in the occupation of barber in this State. Each member of said board shall serve a term of two years and until his successor is appointed and qualified, and shall take the oath provided for public officers. Vacancies shall be filled by the governor for the unexpired portion of this term.

SEC. 3. Said board shall elect a president, secretary and treas. Organization. urer, shall have a common seal and shall have the power to admin. ister oaths. The office of secretary and treasurer may be filled by the same person, in the discretion of the board of examiners. The secretary and treasurer shall each give a bond with two or more good and sufficient sureties, payable to and to be approved by the secretary of State in the sum of one thousand ($1,000) dollars, conditions [conditioned] that they will each of them faithfully perform the duties of their respective offices.

SEC. 4. Each member of said board shall receive a compensa. .compensation of three ($3) dollars per day and actual expenses for actual tion. service, and three (3) cents per mile for each mile actually traveled in attending the meetings of the board, which compensation shall be paid out of any moneys in the hands of the treasurer of said board: Provided, That said compensation and mileage shall in no event be paid out of the State treasury. Said board shall present annually to the governor, in the month of

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July, a detailed statement of the receipts and disbursements of

the board during the preceding year. Examinations. Sec. 5. Said examining board shall hold practical examinations

at least four times each year, said examinations to be held in cities in different parts of the State, distributed as erenly as

possible, for the convenience of applicants, and such other exInspection. aminations at such times and places as the examining board may

from time to time determine. Whenever complaint is made to the board of examiners or to the State health officer that any barber shop within this state is kept in an unsanitary condition, er that a contagious disease has been imparted to any customer of such shop, a member of the board of examiners shall visit and inspect such shop, and if he finds such shop to be in an unsanitary condition, or finds that a contagious disease has been imparted to a customer of such shop, he shall proceed as provider

in section 12 of this act. Practicing Sec. 6. Every person now engaged as a barber in this state, barbers. shall within ninety (90) days after the approval of this act, file

with the secretary of the board of examiners an affida vit setting forth his name, residence and length of time during which, and the place in which he has practiced such occupation, and shall pay to the treasurer of said board two ($2) dollars, and a certificate of registration entitling him to practice said occupation in this State shall be issued to him subject to the provisions of

this act. Applications. SEC. 7. Any person not engaged as barber at the time of the

passage of this act desiring to obtain a certificate of registration under this act shall make application to the board of examiners, therefor, pay to the treasurer of sa id board an examination fee of two ($2) dollars, presenting himself at the next regular meeting of the board for the examination of applicants, and if he shows that he has studied the trade for two years as an apprentice under one or more practicing barbers, or practiced the trade for at least two years in this state or some other State in the United States, and he is possessed of the requisite skill in such trade to properly perform all the duties thereof, including his ability in preparation of the tools, shaving, hair cutting and all the duties and services incident thereto, and of sufficient knowledge concerning the common diseases of the face and skin to avoid the aggravation and spreading thereof in the practice of said trade, his name shall be entered by the board on the register hereafter provided for and a certificate of registration shall be issued to him authorizing him to practice said trade in this State subject

to the provisions of this act. Apprentices. SEC. 8. Nothing in this act shall prohibit any person from

serving as a barber apprentice under a barber authorized to practice his trade under this act: Provided, That any person desiring to so work as an apprentice, must apply to said board to have his name entered in a register kept by the board for such purpose, giving the date of his apprenticeship, and after serving two (2) years in the trade, he will then be eligible to become a registered barber, by complying with the provisions of section 7 of this act: Provided, That nothing in this act shall apply to the students of the State university or other schools of the State who are or may be making their way through school by serving as barber, or those serving as barber in any of the eleemosynary institutions of the State; nor shall the provisions of this section apply to per

sons serving as barber in towns of 1000 inhabitants or less. Card.

Sec. 9. Said examining board shall furnish to each person to whom a certificate of registration is issued, a card or insignia bear. ing the seal of the board and the signature of its president and secretary, certifying that the holder thereof is entitled to practice the occupation of barber in this State, and it shall be the duty of the holder of such card or insignia to post the same in a conspicuous place in front of his working chair where it may readily be seen by all persons whom he may serve.

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