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panied by a bond in the sum of five hundred dollars, running to the State, executed by two or more freeholders, approved and accepted by the clerk of the district court of the county or counties of their residence, conditioned for the payment of all costs and expenses arising from the investigation of the charges, setting forth that the inspector of mines neglects his duties or is incompetent, or is guilty of malfeasance in office, it shall be the duty of the judge of the district court of the county, to issue a citation in the name of the State to the said inspector, to appear at not less than five days' notice, on a day fixed, before said court, and the court shall then proceed to inquire into and investigate the allegations of the petitioners; such action shall be prosecuted by the county attorney.

SEC. 13. If the court finds that the said mine inspector is neglectful of his duties or incompetent to perform the duties of his office, or that he is guilty of malfeasance in office, the court shall certify the same to the governor, who shall declare the office of said mine inspector vacant, and proceed in compliance with the provisions of this act to supply the vacancy; and the costs of such investigation shall, if the charges are sustained, be imposed upon the State coal mine inspector. Approved March 7, 1907.

CHAPTER 134.- Mine regulationsWash rooms for miners. SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the owner, operator or superintendent of any coal mine in the State of Montana, to provide a suitable building, not an engine or boiler house, which shall not be over eight hundred feet from and convenient to the principal entrance of such mine, for the use of the persons employed therein for the purpose of washing themselves and changing their clothes when entering the mine and returning therefrom. The said building shall be maintained in good order, be properly lighted and heated and supplied with pure cold and warm water, and be provided with facilities for persons to wash, and a suitable locker for each person to be used by him as a repository for his clothes. If any owner or operator of a coal mine shall fail to construct and maintain a washhouse as herein provided, he shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars per day for each day of such violation. If any person shall maliciously injure or destroy, or cause to be injured or destroyed, the said building or any part thereof, or any of the appliances or fittings used for supplying light, heat or water therein, or doing any act tending to the injury or destruction thereof, he shall be deemed guilty of an offense against this act, and shall be subject to a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars or imprisonment of not less than five days nor more than sixty days, or both such fine and imprisonment.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in full force from and after six calendar months next following its passage and approval. Approved March 7, 1907.

CHAPTER 144.—Extortion-Refusal to pay wages due employees. SECTION 1. Chapter VI, of Title XIII, of the Penal Code of the State of Montana, relating to extortion, is hereby amended by adding thereto, a section to be designated as section 924, and which is as follows:

Section 924. Every person, company or corporation indebted to another person for labor, or any agent of any person, copartnership, or corporation so indebted, who shall, with intent to secure from such other person a discount upon the payment of such indebtedness, willfully refuse to pay the same, or falsely deny the same, or the amount or validity thereof, or that the same is due, is guilty of a misdemeanor: Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall prohibit any employer from fixing regular pay days for the payment of wages or salary earned in the calendar month immediately preceding such pay days, except in cases where the employee is discharged.

Approved March 7, 1907.

NEW MEXICO.

ACTS OF 1907.

CHAPTER 37.— Earnings of married women.

SECTION 12. The earnings of the wife are not liable for the debts of the husband. Approved March 18, 1907.

CHAPTER 44.Payment of wages in scrip. SECTION 1. The provisions of section 2355 of the Compiled Laws of 1897 [prohibiting mine operators and merchants from paying wages in scrip) shall not apply in any instance where the issuance of script (scrip], check, draft, or order, is upon the voluntary request or at the instance of the party to whom issued, but only in cases where the employer seeks to compel, coerce, or influence the employee against his will to accept the same. Approved March 18, 1907.

CHAPTER 96.-Employers to furnish names of taxable employees. SECTION 1. Any person, firm or corporation, having in his, theirs (their), or its, employ any male person or persons required by law, to pay a poll tax, or to do public road work, shåll on demand of the clerk of the school board of any school district, wherein such employees may reside and are required by law to pay a poll tax, furnish to him a list of the names of all employees residing in such school district, liable by law to pay a poll tax; and on the demand of the road overseer of any precinct, shall likewise furnish to him a list of all employees residing in such precinct who are required by law to work on the public roads therein; and if the clerk of any school district or road overseer, shall find on such list so furnished to him as by this act provided, the name or names of any person or persons who have not paid his poll tax or work on the public roads or paid a road tax in lieu of such work as required by law, such clerk and road overseer respectively shall give to such employer the names of all employees found by him on the list furnished as herein provided, together with the statement of the amount of poll tax or road tax, as the case may be, each employee is due and owing and thereupon, every such employer shall pay to such clerk or road overseer as the case may be, the amount due and payable from each employee, taking from the officer collecting the said poll tax or road tax, a separate receipt for the tax of each employee so paid, which receipts shall be and become a complete and counter claim and set off to the amount of their full face value in discharge of any obligation or any manner of indebtedness existing at the time, or which may at any time thereafter exist and be owing to any such employee by the employer paying the same.

Sec. 2. Any employer who shall refuse to furnish the lists of employees or pay the poll or road tax as provided in the preceding section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof before any justice of the peace having jurisdiction shall be punished by fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00), and the costs of the prosecution, which fines when collected shall be turned into the school fund of the school district the clerk of which made the demand for the lists and payment of poll tax in poll tax cases, and into the road fund of the proper precinct where the demand for the lists and payment on road tax is made by the road overseer and refused by the defendant being prosecuted under the provision of this act.

Approved March 21, 1907.

CUMULATIVE INDEX OF LABOR LAWS AND DECISIONS RELATING

THERETO.

[This index includes all labor laws enacted since January 1, 1904, and published in successive issues of the Bulletin, beginning with Bulletin No. 57, the issue of March, 1905. Laws enacted previously appear in the Tenth Special Report of the Commissioner of Labor. The decisions indexed under the various headings relate to the laws on the same subjects without regard to their date of enactment and are indicated by the letter “D” in parenthesis following the name of the State.]

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Ohio....

57

68

Accident insurance. (See Insur

Bribery, etc., of employees—Con. ance, accident.)

Virginia...

70

781, 782 Accidents in factories:

Washington.

67

912 New Jersey.

58
1015 Wisconsin...

67 914, 915 New York.

69

461

Bribery of representatives of labor
Pennsylvania.

65

359 organizations: Accidents in mines:

New York,

57

718 59

379 Bureau of labor: Accidents on railroads:

California.

62

328 Massachusetts.

70
771

560

712 Minnesota.

Iowa....
63
581

1168

235 Montana.

72
647 New Jersey.

58 1018, 1019 Ohio..

70
779
Virginia..

70

781 South Carolina. 360 United States.

719 Vermont.

71

397 Bureau of mines: Advances made employers.

West Virginia.

67 912, 913 (See Employers' advances.)

Cause of discharge. (See DisAlien contract labor:

charge, statement of cause of.) United States..

71 397-399 Child labor, national committee United States (D)

68 183-185 on, incorporation of: Antitrust act:

Únited States..

71 399, 400 United States (D).

70 710, 711

Children and women, employment Arbitration of labor disputes:

of, general provisions: Maryland..

57
707, 708
Louisiana

70

764 Massachusetts. 57 708-710 Missouri (D)..

186, 187 Assignment of claims to avoid ex

Children and women, employment emption laws. (See Exemption

of, in barrooms: of wages, assignments to avoid.)

Arizona

72

638 Assignment of wages:

New Hampshire.

63

589 Connecticut

62
331 Vermont.

60

715 Illinois..

61

1075 Children and women, employment Iowa...

68

236 of, in mines: Louisiana

70
763
Illinois.

61

1077 Maryland.. 70 767, 768 Indiana

63

576 161

1087 Massachusetts.

Missouri.

61
1170
769, 770
New York.

69

468 Minnesota.

63

584 Children and women, employment New York.

57

712 of, investigation of: Vermont

71
396
United States.

71

397 Wisconsin.

67

915 Children and women, hours of laBakeries, hours of labor of em

bor of: ployees in. (See Hours of la

Louisiana

70

764 bor.)

Massachusetts.

57

711 Bakeries, inspection of. (See InNew York.

69 469, 470 spection, etc.)

Children, earnings of. (See EarnBarbers, examination, etc., of.

ings of minors.) (See Examination, etc.)

Children, employment of, age limit Blacklisting:

for: Arkansas.

65
351

(62

200

California... Colorado 62 330,331

172 641, 642 Minnesota (D).

70
709, 710
California (D).

68 199-202 Nevada.

63 588, 589
Delaware.

62 207, 208 Boycotting:

Georgia.

234 Colorado

62 330,331
Idaho.

72 643, 614 (See also Interference with

Illinois (D)

59 335-337 employment.)

Iowa...

68

235, 236 Bribery, etc., of employees:

Kansas.

217, 218 Connecticut 332 Kentucky

70

760 Massachusetts. 710 Louisiana

70

764 Michigan.

62
581
Maine.

72

644,645 New York. 64 905, 906 Maryland..

70 765-767 Rhode Island.. 64 908, 909

226

Massachusetts.
South Carolina.

65
360

170

772 16251-08- -17

655

1093

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200 641, 642

207 643 216 235

760 225, 226

241 244

259 203, 204 266, 267

Children, employment of, age limit
for-Concluded.
Michigan..

231

164 Michigan (D).

881,882 172

607 Missouri.

237 Montana.

649, 650 New Jersey

243

(67 North Carolina (D).

863, 864

171 373-376 Oregon....

258-260

263, Pennsylvania.

266-268 Rhode Island.

269-271 Vermont.

395 Washington (D).

1054, 1055 West Virginia...

280 Children, employment of, general provisions: Arizona..

638, 639

62 200-202 California..

72 641, 642 Connecticut.

206 Delaware

207, 208 District of Columbia.

230, 231 Georgia.

234, 235 Idaho.

613, 614 Iowa.

235, 236 Kentucky

760, 761 Maine.

614, 615 Maryland..

765-767

162 224-226 Massachusetts

170 768,772,773 Missouri..

236, 237 Montana.

647 New Jersey

243, 244 New York,

1 215-218

250, 251 Ohio...

255,

257,258 Oregon.

258-260 Pennsylvania.

62 266-268 Rhode Island.

269-271 Vermont.

162 276, 277 71

395 Washington..

279 West Virginia.

280 Wisconsin.

284 Children, employment of, in barrooms: Connecticut.

62

205 Georgia..

62

209 Hawaii.

62

210 Idaho.

613,614 Maryland..

62

223 New Hampshire..

62

211 South Dakota..

62

271 Vermont.

62

276 Children, employment of, in certain occupations, forbidden: California.

62 193, 200 California (D)

68 202, 203 Idaho.

72 613, 614 Iowa.

68

235 Maine.

62

222 Children, employment of, in mines: Illinois.

62

211 Indiana

62

216 Missouri

62

236 Montana..

62 237-239 Oregon.

62

258 Pennsylvania.

62 263-266 Pennsylvania (D)..

61 887-889 West Virginia...

62

250 Children, employment of, in street trades: Massachusetts.

70 768, 771 New York.

62

251

200 641, 642

234 643 235 760 226 231 905 469 259 267

269 276, 277

395

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Children, hiring out, to support parents in idleness:

Georgia...
Louisiana.
Mississippi.

North Carolina.
Children, hours of labor of:

California.
Delaware.
Idaho.
Indiana.
Iowa.
Kentucky.
Massachusetts
New Hampshire.
New Jersey.
Oregon.
Oregon (D)

Pennsylvania.
Children, night work by:

California..
Georgia.
Idaho.
Iowa.
Kentucky.
Massachusetts.
Michigan.
New Jersey
New York,
Oregon..
Pennsylvania.
Rhode Island.

Vermont...
Children. (See also Children and

women.) Chinese, exclusion, etc., of:

United States, Citizens preferred for employment on public works:

Massachusetts.

New Mexico. Civil service:

Pennsylvania..

Wisconsin. Coal, weighing. (See Weighing

coal.) Combinations to fix wages:

Louisiana. Commissioner of Labor. (See Bu

reau of Labor.) Company stores:

New York.
Conspiracy, labor agreements not:

California (D).
(See also Interference; Intimi-

dation.) Contract labor, alien.

(See Alien contract labor.) Contractors' bonds. (See Protec

tion of wages.) Contracts of employment, regulation, etc., of:

Louisiana (D).. Contracts of employment with intent to defraud:

South Carolina. Death. (See Injuries causing.) Discharge, statement of cause of:

Missouri. Divorce, etc., statistics of, to be procured:

California.
Earnings of married women:

New Mexico...

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