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of his time to the duties of his office. It shall be the duty of each inspector to examine the coal mines within his district as often as possible, which shall not be less than once in three inonths, and report the number of times he has visited each mine in a year, and see that all the provisions of this act are observed and strictly carried out.

SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of each inspector to make records of all examinations of mines within his district, showing the condition in which he finds them, especially in reference to ventilation and drainage, the number of mines in his district, the number of persons employed in each mine, the extent to which the laws are obeyed, the progress made in the improvements sought to be secured, the number of accidents and deaths resulting from injuries received in and about the mines, with cause of such accident or death; said reports to be made quarterly.

Sec. 5. The district court within the proper county, or judge thereof, in vacation or recess, upon a petition signed by not less than fifteen (15) reputable citizens who shall be miners, owners or lessees of mines, and with the affidavit of one or more of said petitioners attached setting forth that the State inspector of coal mines for that district neglects his duty or is incompetent, or that he is guilty of malfeasance in office, shall issue a citation in the name of the State to the said inspector to appear upon a day, to be therein fixed and stated, before said court, which notice shall be served at least fifteen (15) days before the time fixed to appear, at which time the court, or judge thereof in vacation or recess, shall proceed to inquire into and investigate the allegations of the petitioners; and if the court find that said inspector is neglectful of his duties or is incompetent to perform the duties of his office, or if he is guilty of malfeasance therein, the court or judge shall certify the same to the governor, who shall thereupon declare the office of said inspector vacant and proceed to supply said vacancy by appointment. And all vacancies in said office shall be filled by appointment by the governor. The cost of said investigation shall, if the charges are sustained, be taxed against the said inspector, but if the charges be not sustained, they shall be taxed against the county in which the investigation is instituted.

Sec. 6. The owner of every coal mine, whether shaft, slope or driit, shall provide and maintain for every such mine, an amount of ventilation of not less than 150 cubic feet, per minute, per person, employed in such mine, which shall be circulated and distributed throughout the mine in such a manner as to dilute, render harmless, and expel the poisonous and noxious gases from each and every working place in the mine and no working place shall be driven more than fifty feet in advance of a break through or air way.

Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of each State inspector of coal mines on each visit to any mines within his district, to make out a written or partly written and partly printed report of the condition in which he finds such mines, and post the same in the office at the mine; also on the dump of such mine, the said report shall give the date of visit, the number of visits during the year, the total number of mines in the State, the number of feet of air in circulation at the face of each and every entry, and such other information as he shall deem necessary, and the report shall remain posted in the office and also on the dump of such mine for one year and said report may be examined by any miner or person employed in and about such mine.

SEC. 8. On or before the 30th day of October in each year the owner, operator or superintendent of any mine or coalery shall send to the State inspector of coal mines for the district in which said mine is situated, a correct report, specifying with respect to the year ending the 30th day of September, the name of the owner, operator and officers of the mine, and the quantity of coal mined, and the number of men employed. The report shall be in such form and give such information as may be from time to time required and prescribed by the inspector; blank forms for such report shall be furnished by the State.

Sec. 9. The State coal mine inspectors shall have authority to appoint a clerk, who shall be a qualified elector of the State, and who shall receive a salary of ($600) six hundred dollars per annum, who shall be required to constantly be in attendance during regular office hours in the office of the State coal mine inspectors in the capitol building at Cheyenne. It shall be the duty of said chief clerk to keep the records of said office and to perform such clerical work as may from time to time be required of him by the said inspectors.

Sec. 10. Wherever in the statutes or laws of Wyoming, not specifically referred to in this act, any duty or obligation is imposed upon the State inspector of coal mines, said duty shall become and is hereby made a part of the duties of the inspectors of coal mines provided for in this act; and the inspectors appointed under the provisions of this act shall have the same jurisdiction, power and authority to act in the premises, and to enforce the laws of this State within the bounds of their respective districts as the State inspector of coal mines has heretofore possessed throughout the State.

Sec. 11. Chapter 8, title 3, division I of the Revised Statutes of Wyoming for the year 1899 is hereby repealed. Approved February 17th, 1903.

CHAPTER 31.- Exemption of uuges from execution. Section 1. The judge may order any property of the judgment debtor, or money due him, not exempt by law, in the hands of either himself or other person or of a corporation to be applied toward the satisfaction of a judgment; but one-half of the earnings of the judgment debtor for his personal services, rendered at any time within sixty days next preceding the levy of execution or levy of attachment, and due and owing at the time of such levy of execution or attachment are exempt when it appears by the debtor's affidavit, or otherwise, that such earnings are necessary for the use of his family residing in this state, supported wholly or in part by his labors.

This section shall apply to proceedings in judgment and to proceedings in all courts in this State. Approved February 18th, 1903.

CHAPTER 35.- Vine regulations— Inspector of metalliferous mines. SECTION 1. The State geologist shall act ex officio as inspector of mines until otherwise provided by law, and under this act shall have power to make such examination and inquiry as is deemned necessary to ascertain whether the provisions of this act are complied with; to examine into, and make inquiry into the condition of any mine, mill or part thereof, and all matters or things connected with or relating to the safety of the persons employed in or about the same; to examine into and make inquiry respecting the condition of the machinery or mechanical device, and if deemed necessary, have same tested; to appear at all coroner's inquest(s) held respecting accidents, and if necessary, call, examine and cross-examine witnesses; to exercise such other powers as are necessary for carrying this act into effect.

Sec. 2. Every owner, agent, manager or lessee of any metalliferous mine or metallurgical plant in this State shall admit the inspector on the exhibition of his badge or certificate of appointment, for the purpose of making examination and inspection provided for in this act, whenever the mine is in active operation and render any necessary assistance for such inspection. But said inspection shall not necessarily obstruct the working of said mine or plant. The refusal of the owner, agent, manager or lessee to admit the inspector to such mine or plant to lawfully inspect the same, shall, upon conviction, be deemed a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300) or be imprisoned not less than one (1) nor more than three (3) months.

SEC: 3. The inspector shall exercise a sound discretion in the enforcement of this act and if he shall find any matter, thing or practice in or connected with any metalliferous mine or metallurgical plant to be dangerous or defective so as to, in his opinion, threaten or tend to the bodily injury of any person, the inspector shall give notice in writing thereof to the owner, agent, manager or lessee of such mine or plant, stating in such notice the particulars in which he considers such mine, plant or part thereof, or practice to be dangerous or defective; and he shall order the same to be remedied, a copy of said order shall be filed and become a part of the records of the inspector of mines, and said owner, agent, manager or lessee shall, upon compliance of (with) said order immediately noting the inspector of mines in writing. Upon the refusal or failure of said owner, agent, manager or lessee to report within a reasonable length of time, said owner, agent, manager or lessee shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300) for each and every such refusal or failure.

Sec. 4. Any owner, lessee, manager, superintendent or foreman in charge of any metalliferous mine who shall willfully misrepresent or withhold facts or information from the inspector regarding the mine, such as length of time timbers have been in place, or making 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 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

"etallurgical 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 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 mines 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 or mill and employing five or more men, shall report the same to 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, inill men, teamsters, etc. The necessary blanks to carry out the provisions of this section shall be furnished upon application by the inspector of mines.

& c. 7. There is hereby established the following code of signals 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:

SIGNALS. 1 bell-Hoist. (See Rule 2.) 1 bell-Stop if in motion. 2 bells-Lower. (See Rule 2.) 3 bells-Men on, run slow. (See Rule 2.) 7 bells- Accident. Hoist or lower by verbal orders only. 3-2-1 bells-Ready to shoot. (See Rule 3.)

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 GOVERXING 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.

Sec. 8. No person addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors or under eighteen years of age shall be employed as hoisting engineer.

Sec. 9. Strangers or visitors shall not be allowed underground in any mine unless accompanied by some owner, official, or employee deputized to accompany same.

Sec. 10. Nothing in this act shall apply to coal mines.
Approved February 18th, 1903.

CHAPTER 64.Payment of wages ---Semimonthly pay day. SECTION 1. All wages or compensation of coal miners and laborers, now employed, or who may hereafter be employed, in or about any coal mine in the State, shall be due and payable semimonthly, and such payment shall be made in lawful money of the United States, or by a good and valid check or draft, payable on presentation thereof, in lawful money of the l'nited States, and not otherwise; that is to say, all such money earned prior to the first day of any month, shall be due and payable on or before the fifteenth day of such month, and any such money earned prior to the sixteenth day of any month shall be due and payable on or before the last day of such month. Any person, company or corporation operating coal mines within this State who fails to comply with the provisions of this section, shall be fined in the sum of not less than twenty-five dollars, nor more than one hundred dollars for each and every offense.

Approved February 20th, 1903.

Chapter 70.- Mine regulations— Explosives. 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 shifts' 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.

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.

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 employees under his management or direction.

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.

Approved February 21st, 1903.

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No. 1. Private and public debt in the United States, by George K. Holmes.

Employer and employee under the common law, by V. H. Olmsted and

S. 1). Fessenden.
No. 2. The poor colonies of Holland, by J. Howard Gore, Ph. D.

The industrial revolution in Japan, by William Eleroy Curtis.
Notes concerning the money of the U.S. and other countries, by W.C. Hunt.

The wealth and receipts and expenses of the l'. S., by W. M. Stewart.
No. 3. Industrial communities: Coal Mining Co. of Anzin, by W. F. Willoughby.
No. 4. Industrial communities: Coal Mining Co. of Blanzy, by W. F. Willoughby.

The sweating system, by llenry White. No. 5. Convict labor.

Industrial communities: Krupp Iron and Steel Works, by W. F. Willoughby. No. 6. Industrial communities: Familistère Society of Guise, by W.F. Willoughby.

Cooperative distribution, by Edward W. Bemis, Ph. D.
No. 7. Industrial communities: Various communities, by W. F. Willoughby.

Rates of wages paid under public and private contract, by Ethelbert Stewart. No. 8. Conciliation and arbitration in the boot and shoe industry, by T. A. Carroll.

Railway relief departments, by Emory R. Johnson, Ph. D. No. 9. The padrone system and padrone banks, by John Koren.

The Dutch Society for General Welfare, by J. lioward Gore, Ph. D. No. 10. Condition of the Negro in various cities.

Building and loan associations. No. 11. Workers at gainful occupations at censuses of 1870, 1880, and 1890, by W.C.

Hunt.

Public baths in Europe, by Edward Mussey Hartwell, Ph. D., M. D. No. 12. The inspection of factories and workshops in the C. S., by W. F. Willoughby.

Mutual rights and duties of parents and children, guardianship, etc., under

the law, by F. J. Stimison.

The municipal or cooperative restaurant of Grenoble, France, by C. O. Ward. No. 13. The anthracite mine laborers, by G. 0. Virtue, Ph. D. No. 14. The Negroes of Farinville, Va.: A social study, by W. E. B. Du Bois, Ph. D.

Incomes, wages, and rents in Montreal, by Herbert Brown Ames, B. A. No. 15. Boarding homes and clubs for working women, by Mary S. Fergusson.

The trade-union label, by John Graham Brooks, No. 16. Alaskan gold fields and opportunities for capital and labor, by S. C. Dunham. No. 17. Brotherhood relief and insurance of railway employees, by E. R. Johnson,

Ph. ).

The nations of Antwerp, by J. Howard Gore, Ph. D. No. 18. Wages in the United States and Europe, 1870 to 1898. No. 19. Alaskan gold fields and opportunities for capital and labor, by S. C. Dunham.

Mutual relief and benefit associations in the printing traile, by W. S. Waudby. No. 20. Condition of railway labor in Europe, by Walter E. Weyl, Ph. D. No. 21. Pawnbroking in Europe and the United States, by W. R. Patterson, Ph. D. No. 22. Benefit features of American tra le unions, by Edward W'. Bemis, Ph. D.

The Negro in the black belt: Some social sketches, by W. E. B. Du Bois, Ph. D.

Wages in Lyon, France, 1870 to 1896. No. 23. Attitude of women's clubs, etc., toward social economics, by Ellen M. Hen

rotin.

The production of paper and pulp in the l'. S. from January 1 to June 30, 1898. No. 24. Statistics of cities. No. 25. Foreign labor laws: Great Britain and France, by W. F. Willoughby. No. 26. Protection of workmen in their employment, by Stephen D. Fessenden.

Foreign labor laws: Belgium and Switzerland, hy W. F. Willoughby. No. 27. Wholesale prices: 1890 to 1899, by Roland P. Falkner, Ph. D.

Foreign labor lawe: Germany, by W. F. Willoughby: No. 28. Voluntary conciliation and arbitration in Great Britain, by J. B. McPherson.

System of adjusting wages, etc., in certain rolling mills, by J. H. Nutt.

Foreign labor laws: Austria, by W. F. Willoughby.
No. 29. Trusts and industrial combinations, by J. W. Jenks, Ph. D.

The Yukon and Nome gold regions, by S. C. Dunham).
Labor Day, by Miss M. C. de Graffenried.

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