I hereby certify that (he or she can or can not) read at sight and write legibly simple sentences in the English language, that said child bas appeared before me and been personally examined by me; that all certificates and papers required by law have, in due form, been presented to, and approved by, me and the same have been placed on file.

(In case the child is attending school insert here the following:)

I further certify that (he or she) is regularly attending the (name of school).

This certificate shall continue in force only so long as the regular attendance of said child at said school is certified weekly by a teacher thereof.

This certificate belongs to (name of child) and is to be surrendered to the superintendent of schools whenever (he or she) leaves the service of the person, firm or corporation holding the same as employer.

(Signature and official title of person

authorized to approve and sign.)


This certifies that (name of child) is registered in and regularly attends the

evening school. This also certifies that according to the records of my school and in my belief (name of child) was born at (name of city or town) on the - day of 1- and is now old.

(Name of parent or guardian)

(Signature of teacher)

(Signature of principal) Duplicate copies of such certificates shall be retained in all ca ses by the person or officer issuing the same and kept on file by the superintendent of schools or school district directors of the

county in which the same are issued. Hours of la- Sec. 10. No person under the age of sixteen years shall be embor.

ployed or suffered or permitted to work in any theater, concert hall, or place of amusement, or in any mercantile institution, store, office, hotel, laundry, manufacturing establishment, packing house, bowling alley, passenger or freight elevator, factory, workshop, beet field, or as a messenger or driver therefor, more than forty-eight hours in any one week, nor more than eight hours

in any one day, nor before the hour of six o'clock in the morning, Night work. nor after the hour of eight o'clock in the evening. Every em

ployer shall post in a conspicuous place in every room where such children are employed a printed notice stating the hours required of them each day of the week, the hours of commencing and stopping work, and the hours when the time or times allowed for dinner or for other meals begin and end. The printed form of

such notice shall be furnished by the State commissioner of labor. Violations. SEC. 11. Whoever employs a child under sixteen years of age and

whoever, having under his control a child under such age, permits such child to be employed in violation of section one (1), two (2), ten (10) or twelve (12) of this act shall for each offense be fined not more than fifty dollars ($50.00); and whoever continues to employ any child in violation of either of said sections of this act, after being notified by a truant officer, or a deputy commissioner of labor, or a member of the State board of inspection, shall for every day thereafter that such employment continues be fined not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than twenty dollars ($20.00). The failure of an employer of child labor to produce, upon the request of a person authorized to demand the same, any employment certificate or list required by this act, shall be prima facie evidence of the illegal employment of any child whose employment certificate is not produced or whose name is not listed. Any corporation or employer retaining employment certificates in violation of section 2 of this act shall be fined ten dollars ($10.00). Every person authorized or required to sign any certificate or statemeut prescribed by sections four (4) or five (5) of this act, or who knowingly certifies or makes oath to any material false statement therein or who violates either of said sections, shall be fined not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00). Every person, firm or corporation, agent or manager, superintendent or foreman of any person, firm or corporation who shall refuse admittance to any officer or person authorized to visit or inspect any premises or place of business under the provisions of this act and to produce all certificates and lists he may have, when demanded, after such person shall have announced his name and the office he holds and the purpose of his visit, or shall otherwise obstruct such officers in the performance of their duties as prescribed by this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding fifty dollars ($50.00), or be imprisoned not to exceed thirty days. The presence of a child under sixteen years of age, apparently at work, in any of the places of business enumerated in section one (1) of this act shall be prima facie evidence of his employment therein. It shall be the duty of the deputy commis- Enforcement. sioner of labor and the several truant officers to enforce the provisions of this act and every county attorney, when informed by any officer or person authorized to inspect places where child labor is employed, that any of the provisions of this act have been violated, shall file or cause to be filed information against the person or persons guilty of such offense and cause the arrest and prosecution of the same: Provided, That nothing in this act shall prevent any other person from causing the enforcement of the provisions of this act. Truant officers shall visit the places of business enumerated in section one (1) of this act to ascertain whether any children are employed therein contrary to the provisions of this act, and they shall report any cases of such illegal employment to the commissioner of labor and to the county attorney.

Sec. 12. It is hereby made the duty of the governor, immediately Board of inupon the passage of this act, to appoint five persons, two, at least, spectors. of whom shall be women who shall constitute the board of inspectors and who shall serve without compensation. The term for which such inspectors shall serve is hereby made one, two, three, four and five years, respectively. The appointment shall designate the term for which each inspector is appointed. The governor shall, each year, appoint one person to serve for a period of five years and shall also fill any vacancy on the board. The chairman shall be the executive head of the board and shall reside in the county employing the largest number of children under the age of sixteen years. Any member of the board of inspectors shall have power to demand the examination, by some regularly licensed physician, to be selected by the board, of any child under sixteen years of age who may seem physically unable to perform the labor at which such child may be employed, and no child under sixteen shall be employed who can not obtain a certificate of fitness from such physician.

SEC. 13. No child under the age of sixteen years shall be em- Dangerous, ployed in any work which by reason of the nature of the work, or etc., employ

ments. place of performance, is dangerous to life or limb or in which its health may be injured or its morals may be depraved. Any parent, guardian, or other person, who, having under his control any child, causes or permits said child to work or be employed in violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not more than fifty dollars ($50.00), or be imprisoned not exceeding ten days.

CHAPTER 90.-RailroadsInspection of equipment. SECTION 2.


(i) The said [State railway] commission shall have power, to Powers of examine into and inspect, from time to time, the condition of each

commission, railway, or common carrier, its equipment, and the manner of its conduct and management with regard to the public safety and con

venience in the State; and if any part thereof is found in an unsafe and dangerous condition said commission shall immediately notify the railway company or common carrier whose duty it is to put the same in repair, which shall be done by it within a reasonable time after receiving such notice, and if any railway company or conimon carrier subject to the provisions of this act, fails to perform this duty, said commission may enjoin and prevent it from running trains over the same while in such unsafe and dangerous condition.

CHAPTER 112.-Rates of wages on public roads. Current rates SECTION 2. * *

When necessary in his judgment, such offito be paid. cer [in charge of road work] may, upon one days notice, written or

verbal, communicated in person or by telephone, call out any ablebodied man under fifty years of age, or any team or teams owned by any person in the district, to perform such work upon any road, bridge or culvert in his district as he may direct not exceeding two days at any one time. Going wages to be paid for such men and

teams for the time actually worked. Maximum Sec. 3. *

* Such highways (used for rural free delivery rates.

mail routes) shall be kept properly drained and dragged and free from all obstructions, including snow drifts, so as to be at all times in good condition for ordinary travel, and he [the officer in charge of road work) shall pay for the shoveling out of snow drifts not to exceed 20 cents per hour for one man, and not to exceed 40 cents per hour for a man with team and scraper.

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CHAPTER 154.–Age of employment of night telegraph operators,

etc., on railroads.

To be twenty- SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any common carrier within one y ea r s of this State to put in charge of any telegraph office or signal tower, age.

between the hours of seven o'clock in the evening and seven o'clock in the morning, any telegraph operator or towerman whose duty it shall be to assist in the movement of trains, unless such telegraph operator or towerman shall have reached the age of at least twenty one years :

Provided, This act shall not apply when such common carrier is engaged in relieving its tracks of a train wreck, an act of God,

or some public calamity. Violation, Sec. 2. Any common carrier within this State who shall violate

the provisions of section one of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction by any court of competent jurisdiction, shall be fined in any sum of not less than five nor more than fifty dollars for every night any such minor person is so employed in charge of every such railway station or tower.

CHAPTER 171.-Bribery, etc., of employees.

Offering SECTION 1. Whoever gives, offers or promises to an agent, embribes.

ployee or servant, any gift or gratuity whatever, without the knowledge and consent of the principal, employer or master of such agent, employee or servant, with intent to influence his action

in relation to his principal's, employer's or master's business; or an receiving agent, employee or servant who without the knowledge and consent bribes.

of his principal, employer or master, requests or accepts a gift or gratuity or a promise to make a gift or to do an act beneficial to himself, under an agreement or with an understanding that he shall act in any particular manner to his principal's, employer's or master's business; or an agent employee or servant, who, being authorized to procure materials, supplies or other articles either by purchase or contract for his principal, employer or master, or to employ service or labor for his principal, employer or master, receives directly or indirectly, for himself or for another a commission, discount or bonus from the person who makes such sale or contract, or furnishes such materials, supplies or other articles, or from a person who renders such service or labor; and any person who gives or offers such an agent, employee or servant such commission, discount or bonus shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, or by such fine and by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year.



Mine regulations.

SECTION 277 (as amended by chapter 98, Acts of 1905). 1. It shall Safety cages be unlawful for any person or persons, company or companies, corporation or corporations, after the first day of July, A. D. nineteen hundred and five, to sink or work through any vertical shaft, at a greater depth than three hundred and fifty feet, unless the said shaft shall be provided with an iron-bonneted sa fety cage, to be used in the lowering and hoisting of the employees of such person or persons, company or companies, corporation or corporations. The safety apparatus shall be securely fastened to the cage and shall be of sufficient strength to hold the cage loaded at any depth to which the shaft may be sunk. In any shaft less than three hundred and fifty feet deep where no safety cage is used and where crosshead or crossheads are used, platforms for employees, to ride upon in lowering and hoisting said employees shall be placed above said crosshead or crossheads; the provisions of this act requiring the placing of said platforms on said crosshead or crossheads not later than the first day of July, A. D, nineteen hundred and five.

2. Any person or persons, company or companies, corporation Violation. or corporations or the managing agent of any person or persons, company or companies, corporation or corporations, violating the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in the sum of five hundred dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail for the term of six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment,

Intoxication of railroad employees. SECTION 1022. If any person, while in charge of a locomotive Intoxication engine running upon any railroad for such company, or while act of engineers, ing as a conductor of a car, or train of cars, on any such railroad,

etc. be intoxicated, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months.

Liability of employers for poll tas of employees.




Any person or persons, company or Employers to corporation, doing business within this State, and having by pay poll tax of direct contract, or indirectly through other contractors, in their employees. employ one or more persons liable to and owing a poll tax in this State, shall be liable for any and all poll taxes that may be due from such employees, and may deduct the amount from any sums Deduction due, or that afterwards may become due to such employees, from wages. whether such wages are payable directly to such employees or to other persons who furnish such employees under contract to such person or persons, company or corporation;


Intelligence officesLicense fee.

License fee SECTION 1187. The sheriff in the several counties of this State required.

shall be ex officio collector of licenses, as provided in this act. There shall be levied and collected the following licenses :

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Fourth.-For each keeper of an intelligence office, fifteen ($15) dollars per quarter year.


Union labels to be used on public printing.

Public print

SECTION 1515. On and after the passage of this act the State ing to hear printer shall cause to be affixed to all public printing the union union label.

label recognized by the organization known as the International Typographical Union.

Exemption of wages from execution, etc.

Earnings for SECTION 3340. The judge or referee may order any property of calendar month the judgment debtor not exempt from execution, in the hands of exempt, when. such debtor or any other person, or due to the judgment debtor,

to be applied towards the satisfaction of the judgment, except that the earnings of the debtor not exceeding fifty dollars for his personal services for the calendar month during, or immediately preceding, that in which process has been issued shall not be so applied when it shall be made to satisfactorily appear by the affidavit of the debtor, or otherwise, that such earnings are nec

essary for the use of a family supported wholly or partly by his Proviso. labor: Provided, That when it shall satisfactorily appear by affi

davit, or otherwise, that the judgment debtor, or his assignee, has received payment, or payments, on account of such personal earnings during such calendar month then only the difference between the amount of such payment, or payments, and fifty dollars shall be exempt from execution.

Wages preferred-In assignments, administration, etc.

Wage3 to be

SECTION 3902. In all assignments of property, whether real or paid first in assignments.

personal, which shall hereafter be made by any person or chartered company or corporation, or by any person or persons, owning or leasing real or personal property, to trustees or assignees on ac. count of inability at the time of the assignment to pay his, her, or their debts, the wages of the miners, mechanics, salesmen, servants, clerks, or laborers, employed by such person or persons, or chartered company or corporation, shall be held and deemed peferred claims, and paid by such trustees or assignees, before any other creditor or creditors of the assignor: Provided, That the claims of each miner, mechanic, salesman, servant, clerk, or laborer thus preferred, shall not exceed in value two hundred dollars of gold coin of the United States, and the services shall have been rendered or labor performed within ninety days next pre

ceding said assignment. Order of pay- SEC, 3903. In all cases of the death of any employer or employment of demands in ad

ers, the wages of each miner, mechanic, salesman, servant, clerk, ministration. and laborer, for services rendered, or labor performed, within

ninety days next preceding the death of the employer shall rank after the funeral expenses of the deceased, the charges and expenses of administering upon the estate, and the allowance to the widow and infant children, and be paid pro rata before all other claims against the estate of the deceased person or persons: Provided, This act shall in no way affect the homestead or other property exempted by law from forced sale, or any mortgage or lien lawfully obtained on the property of the deceased person before his or her death.

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