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3 bells to hoist slow, men on cage.
3 slow bells to hoist very slow.
2-1 bells 1st station.
2-2 bells 2nd station.
2-3 bells 3d station.
2-4 bells 4th station.
3-1 bells 5th station.
3-2 bells 6th station.
3-3 bells 7th station.
4-1 bells Sth station.
4-2 bells 9th station.
4-3 bells 10th station.
4-4 bells 11th station.
5-1 bells 12th station.
5-2 bells 13th station.
5-3 bells 14th station.
5-4 bells 15th station.
5–5 bells 16th station.
6-1 bells 17th station.
6--2 bells 18th station,
5 bells for blasting.
6 bells, turn on or off steam to pump.
7 bells, accident in shaft; wait for orders.
8 bells, turn on or off air.

Engineer's signal that he is ready to hoist, is to raise the bucket

or cage, two feet and lower it again. Rules.

SEC. 2. For the purpose of enforcing and properly understanding the above code of signals, the following rules are hereby established:

Rule 1. In giving signals, make strokes on bell at regular intervals. The bar (-) must take the same time as for one (1) stroke of the bell, and no more.

Rule 2. No person must get off or on the bucket or cage while the same is in motion. When men are to be hoisted or lowered give signal for men. Men must then get on the bucket or cage, then give the signal to hoist or lower. Bell cord must be in reach of man on the bucket or cage at stations.

Rule 3. After signal “ Ready to shoot in shaft," engineer must give signal when he is read [ready] to hoist. Miners must then give the signal "men to be hoisted," and then “spit fuse," get into the bucket, and give signal to hoist.

Rule 4. All timbers, tools, etc., " longer than the depth of the bucket," to be hoisted or lowered, must be securely lashed at the upper end to the cable.

Rule 5. The foreman will see that one printed sheet of these signals and rules for each level and one for the engine room are attached to a board not less than twelve (12) inches wide by thirty-six (36) inches long, and securely fasten board up where signals can be easily read at the places above stated.

Rule 6. The above signals and rules must be obeyed. Any violation will be suficient grounds for discharging the party or parties so doing. No person, company, corporation, or individuals, operating any mine within the Territory of Arizona, shall be responsible for accidents that may happen to men disobeying the above rules and signals. Said notice and rules shall be signed by the person or superintendent having charge of the mine, who shall

designate the name of the corporation or the owner of the mine. Liability for SEC. 3. Any person or company failing to carry out any of the negligence.

provisions of this act shall be responsible for all damages arising to or incurred by any person working in said mine during the time of such failure.

CHAPTER 79.-Excmption of wages from erecution.

What earn- SECTION 20. One-half the earnings of the defendant for his perings exempt. sonal services rendered at any time within thirty days next pre

ceding the levy of the execution or attachment shall be exempt when it appears by the affidavit of such defendant, or otherwise, that such earnings are necessary for the use of his family, resid. ing in this Territory, supported in whole or in part by his labor.

ARKANSAS.

CONSTITUTIOX.

ARTICLE 19.-line regulations, etc. SECTION 18. The general assembly by suitable enactments shall Laws to be require such appliances and means to be provided and used as passed. may be necessary to secure as far as possible the lives, health and safety of persons employed in mining and of persons traveling upon railroads and by other public conveyances, and shall provide for enforcing such enactments by adequate pains and penalties.

DIGEST OF 1904.

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Wages preferred-In administration. SECTION 110 (as amended by act No. 438, Acts of 1907). All Order of pay.

of de demands against the estate of any deceased person shall be divided mands. into the following classes:

First. Funeral expenses.

Second. Expenses of the last sickness, wages of servants and demands for medicines and medical attendance during the last illness.

Wages preferred-In insolvency of corporations. SECTION 949. No preferences shall be allowed among the cred- Preferences itors of insolvent corporations, except for the wages and salaries of laborers and employees.

Sec. 950. Any creditor or stockholder of any insolvent corpora Wages to be tion may institute proceedings in the chancery court for the wind- paid ürst. ing up of the affairs of such corporations, and upon such application the court shall take charge of all the assets of such corporation and distribute them equally among the creditors after paying the wages and salaries due laborers and employees.

Negligence of employecs on steamboats.

SECTION 1786. If the captain or any other person having the Negligence charge of any steamboat used for the conveyance of passengers, causing death or if the engineer or the person having charge of the boiler of such boat, or any other apparatus for the generation of steam, shall, from ignorance or gross negligence, or for the purpose of excelling any other boat in speed, create or allow to be created such an undue quantity of steam as to burst or break the boiler or other apparatus in which it shall be generated, or any apparatus or machinery connected therewith, by which bursting or breaking any human being shall be killed, every such captain, engineer or other person shall be deemed guilty of manslaughter.

Hiring, armed guards. SECTION 1966. Any person, officer, company, association or organ- Bringin: ization who shall knowingly bring or cause to be brought or aid force Intö

State. in bringing into this State any armed or unarmed police or detectire force or other armed or unarmed body of men for the suppression or pretended suppression of any domestic violence, riot or disturbance except called upon by the lawful authority of this

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Liability. State

*, shall be liable in a civil action to any person or their legal representatives for any injury, for any and all damages to such person or to the property of any such individual through the action of or as the result of the coming or bringing into the State of such individuals or body of men or of any of them, whether acting together or separately, in carrying out, or attempting to carry out, the purpose or purposes for which they came or were brought into the State.

Sunday labor Labor forbid- SECTION 2030. Every person who shall, on the Sabbath or Sunden.

day, be found laboring, or shall compel his apprentice or servant to labor or to perform other services than customary household duties, of daily necessity, comfort or charity, on conviction thereof,

shall be fined one dollar for each separate offense. Separate of Sec. 2031. Every apprentice or servant compelled to labor on fenses.

Sunday shall be deemed a separate offense of the master. Exceptions. SEC. 2032. The provisions of this act shall not apply to steam

boats and other vessels navigating the waters of the State, nor to such manufacturing establishments as require to be kept in

continual operation. Observance of SEC. 2033. No person who from religious belief keeps any other other day.

day than the first day of the week as the Sabbath shall be required to observe the first day of the week, usually called the Christian

Sabbath, and shall not be liable to the penalties enacted against Provisos.

Sabbath breaking: Provided, No store or saloon shall be kept open or business carried on there on the Christian Sabbath: And provided further, No person so observing any other day shall disturb any religious congregation by his avocations or employments.

Keeping open a barber shop on Sunday without performing any labor therein is not a violation of this law. 45 Ark. 347.

The prohibition of the operation of railroad trains on Sunday is within the province of the legislature. 107 S. W. 393.

Protection of employees as roters.

Coercion, SECTION 2823.

No person shall coerce, intimidate or etc., by

em- unduly influence any elector to vote for or against the nominee of ployers.

any political party, or for or against any particular question or candidate, by any threat

of discharge from employPenalty. ment,

* Any violation of this section shall be deemed a felony, and, on conviction, shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not less than one year nor more than three years.

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Garnishment of wages of railroad employees. Judgment to SECTION 3695. Hereafter no garnishment shall be issued by any be recovered before issue of court in any cause where the sum demanded is two hundred doiwrit.

lars or less and where the property sought to be reached is wages due to a defendant by any railroad corporation, until after judg. ment shall have been recovered by plaintiff against defendant in

the action, Company SEC. 3696. No railroad corporation shall be required to make need

answer to, por shall any default or other liability attach because swer, when.

of its failure to so answer any interrogatories propounded to it, in any action against any person to whom it may be indebted on account of wages due for personal services, where a writ of garnishment was issued in advance of the recovery by plaintiff of a personal judgment against the defendant in any action for two hundred dollars or less, and any judgment rendered against any railroad corporation for its said failure or refusal to make answer to any garnishment so issued before the recovery of final judgment in the action between the plaintiff and defendant in the cases mentioned in section 3695 shall be void, and any officer entering such a judgment or who may execute or attempt to execute the same shall be taken and considered a trespasser.

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Eremption of wages from garnishment, etc. SECTION 3905. The time wages of all laborers and mechanies, not Wages exceeding their wages for sixty days, shall hereafter be exempt sixty days ex

empt. from seizure by garnishment, or other legal process: Provided,

Proviso. The defendant in any case shall file with the court from which such process shall issue a sworn statement that said sixty days' wages, claimed to be exempt, is less than the amount exempt to bim under the constitution of the State, and that he does not own sufficient other personal property, which, together with the said sixty days' wages would exceed in amount the limits of said constitutional exemption.

This section is constitutional. It does not apply to nonresidents. 52 Ark. 91.

Wages preferred-In receiverships. SECTION 4057. As soon as the receiver shall have taken the prop- Wages to be erty into his custody, he shall proceed under the direction of the paid first. court, or of the judge, in vacation, to convert the same into money, and upon final hearing the court, after deducting the cost and paying all public taxes, shall order the proceeds to be distributed among the creditors in the order and with the preferences following:

First-The salaries of employees earned within three months, and all laborers' wages shall be paid first.

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CHAPTER 101.Employment of laborContracts, etc. SECTION 5020. Contracts made with laborers or employers be- Contracts yond the limits of this State for labor or services to be performed made outside

of State. in this State shall be as binding as if entered into within the State. SEC. 5021. Contracts for services or labor for a longer period

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be in writing, than one year shall not entitle the parties to the benefits of this when. act, unless in writing signed by the parties, witnessed by two disinterested witnesses, or acknowledged before an officer authorized by law to take acknowledgments.

Sec. 5022. Such officer shall state in his certificate that he read Acknowledg. the contract aloud in the presence and hearing of the laborers. ment. For taking such acknowledgment and making such certificate, he shall be entitled to twenty-five cents: Provided, Not more than three laborers sign one contract; if more than that number, then he shall receive ten cents for each additional laborer who shall sign and acknowledge the same, and five cents per circular mile for traveling to and from the place of acknowledgment. Con- Contracts of tracts of married women, executed as above and approved by their married

men ; husbands, shall be binding.

Sec. 5023. The contract of a minor, when approved by the parent of minors. having control of such minor, or, in case there be no parent, when approved by his guardian, or the contract of any minor over fifteen years of age having neither parent or guardian shall be binding: Provided, A contract with such minor shall not be for a longer period than one year. SEC. 5027. If any employer shall, without good cause, dismiss a Discharge

without cause. laborer prior to the expiration of his contract, unless by agreement, he shall be liable to such laborer for the full amount that would have been due him at the expiration thereof,

Sec. 5028. If any laborer shall, without good cause, abandon his A bandon employer before the expiration of his contract, he shall be liablement of con.

tract. to such employer for the full amount of any account he may owe him, and shall forfeit to his employer all wages or share of crop due bim, or which might become due him from his employer.

SEC. 5030 (as amended by act No. 298, Acts of 1905). If any Interfering person shall interfere with, entice away, knowingly employ, or in- with or entieduce a laborer or renter who has contracted with another person

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for a specified time to leave his employer or the leased premises, before the expiration of his contract without the consent of the employer or landlord, he shall, upon conviction before any justice of the peace or circuit court, be fined not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars, and in addition shall be liable to such employer or landlord for all advances made by him to said renter or laborer by virtue of his contract, whether verbal or written, with said renter or laborer, and for all damages which he may have sustained by reason thereof.

Mine regulations.

Map to be SECTION 5337 (as amended by act No. 225, Acts of 1905). The provided.

owner, agent, or operator of each and every coal mine in this State, employing ten or more men to be worked underground, shall make or cause to be made, at the discretion of the inspector of mines hereinafter provided for, an accurate map or plan of the workings of such mine, and every vein or deposit thereof, showing the general inclination of the strata, together with any material deflections in said workings, and the boundary lines of said mines, and deposit a true copy of said map or plan with the clerk of the county court of each county wherein may be located sa id mine, and during the month of January of each and every year after this act shall have taken effect, the said owner, agent or operator, shall furnish the inspector and clerk of the county court aforesaid with a sworn statement, and a further map or plan of the progress of the workings of such mine, continued from last report to the end of the month of December next preceding, and the inspector shall correct his map or plan of said workings in accordance with the statement and map or plan thus furnished, and when any mine is worked out or abandoned, that fact shall be reported to the inspector, and the map or plan of such mine in the office of the clerk

of the county court shall be carefully corrected and verified. Inspector Sec. 5338. Whenever the owner, agent or operator of any mine may procure.

shall néglect, fail or refuse to furnish said inspector and clerk as aforesa id with a statement, map or plan or additions thereto, as provided in section 5337, at the time and in the manner therein provided, the said inspector is authorized to cause an accurate map or plan of the workings of such mine to be made at the expense of said owner, agent or operator, and the cost thereof may be recovered by the inspector from such owner, agent or

operator. Escape shaft. Sec. 5339. In all mines that are or have been in operation prior

to the first day of January, 1893, and which are worked by or through a shaft, slope or drift, if there is not already an escapement shaft to each and every such mine, or communications between each and every mine and some other contiguous mine, then there shall be an escapement shaft or other communications such as shall be approved by the mine inspector, making at least two distinct means of ingress and egress, for all persons employed or permitted to work in such mines. Such escapement shaft or other communication with a contiguous mine aforesaid shall be constructed in connection with every vein or stratum of coal in such mine, and the time to be allowed for each construction shall not exceed ninety days from the time this act takes effect, and such escapement shaft or other communication with contiguous mines aforesaid shall be constructed in a shorter time than ninety days, if within the discretion of the inspector it becomes necessary, and in all cases where the working force of one mine has been driven up to or into the workings of another mine, the respective owners of such mines while operating the same shall keep open a roadway not less than six feet wide nor less than three feet high, thereby forming a communication as contemplated by this act, and for the failure to do so shall be subject to the penalty provided for in section 5348, for each and every day such roadway is unnecessarily closed; each and every such escape

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