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indirectly receive any gratuity or reward, other than as herein provided for, or on account of any license under this chapter, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding one year, and not less than thirty days, or by a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, and not less than one hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

8 2083. “Vessel” includes steamships. The word “vessel”, as used in this chapter, shall include vessels propelled by steam.

§ 2084. Fees to be paid to Seamen's Fund and Retreat; suits to recover authorized.—The president of the trustees of the Seamen's Fund and Retreat in the city of New York shall demand and be entitled to receive, and in case of neglect or refusal to pay, shall, in th name of the people of the state of New York, sue for and recover the following sums from either the owner or owners, or from the master, or from both the owner or owners and master, of every vessel from a foreign port; for the master, one dollar and fifty cents; for each mate, sailor, or mariner, one dollar. Second, from the master of each coasting vessel, from each person on board composing the crew of such vessel, twenty-five cents; but no coasting vessel from the state of New Jersey, Connecticut, or Rhode Island shall pay for more than one voyage in each month, computing from the first voyage in each year. And the said president may sue for the penalties imposed by law on masters of coasting vessels for non-payment of hospital money.

Promoting the Safety of Railway Employes by Compelling the Equipment of Freight Cars with Air Brakes and Automatic Couplers.

LAWS OF 1893, CHAP. 543. An Act to promote the safety of railway employes by compelling the

equipment of freight cars with continuous power or air brakes, and locomotives with driving-wheel brakes.

Section 1. Equipment of engines.--That from and after the first day of January, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, it shall be uulawful for any railroad company to use within the state on its line or lines any locomotive engine not equipped with a power driving-wheel brake and appliances for operating the train brake system.

§ 2. Coal jimmies.—That on and after the first day of January, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, the use of cars known and designated as "coal jimmies” in any form shall be unlawful within the state, except upon any railroad whose main line is ess than fifteen miles in length and who average grade exceeds two hundred feet to the mile, under a penalty of one hundred dollars for each offense, said penalty to be recovered in an action to be brought by the attorney-general in the name of the people and in the judicial district where the principal office of the company within the state is located. This section shall not be construed to authorize the interchange of such “coal jimmies” with, and the use thereof upon, railroads of more than fifteen miles in length or whose average grade is less

than two hundred feet to the mile. (As amended by L. 1896, ch. 486, and L. 1900, ch549.]

$ 3. Trains equipped with air brakes.—That on and after the first day of January, nineteen hundred and one, it shall be unlawful for any railroad or other company to haul or permit to be hauled or used on its line or lines within this state any freight train that has not a sufficient number of cars in it so equipped with continuous power or air brakes that the engineer on the locomotive drawing such train can control its speed without requiring brakemen to use the common hand brake for that purpose. [A8 amended by L, 1900, ch. 549.]

$ 4. Statement of number of cars to be filed.—That within sixty days from the passage of this act every railroad or other company operating a line of railroad within the state shall file with the board of railroad commissioners at its office in Albany a verified statement of the total number of freight cars owned or operated by it, the number of such cars equipped with such continuous power or air brakes and the number unequipped, and shall thereafter annually and in the month of January, for the ensuing ten years, file with said board a verified report of the number of cars so equipped in each year and the number of cars, if any, remaining unequipped.

$ 5. Penalty.—That on and after January first, nineteen hundred and one any railroad or other company hauling or permitting to be hauled on its line or lines any freight train in violation of any of the provisions of this act shall be liable to a penalty of one hundred dollars for each and every violation, to be recovered in any action to be brought by the attorney-general in the name of the people and in the judicial district wherein the principal office of the company within the state is located, and it shall be the duty of the board of railroad commissioners of the state to notify the attorney-general of all such violations coming to its notice. [A8 amended by L. 1900, ch, 549.]

§ 6. Extension of time for compliance with act.--That the board of railroad commissioners may, from time to time, after full hearing given and for good cause shown, extend the time within which any company shall comply with the requirements of this act, not exceeding, however, four years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and ninetyeight. [As amended by L. 1900, ch. 549.]

LAWS OF 1893, CHAP. 544. An Act to promote the safety of railway employes by compelling the

equipment of freight cars with automatic couplers. Section 1. Equipment of new freight cars.—That from and after the passage of this act, every new freight car which is to be used in this state shall be equipped with couplers of the master car builders' type, which can be coupled automatically by impact, and which may, except in cases of accident, be uncoupled without the necessity of a person going between the cars.

§ 2. Equipment of old cars.—That from and after the passage of this act, in addition to such new freight cars, there shall be equipped each year

with such couplers, by every company operating a line or lines of railroad within the state, at least twenty per centum of all freight cars owned or operated by such companies, and used within the state, which are not now so equipped, except certain cars known and designated as “coal jimmies," and that on and after the first day of January, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, the use of said “coal jimmies” in any form shall be unlawful, within the state, except upon any railroad whose main line is less than fifteen miles in length and whose average grade exceeds two hundred feet to the mile, under penalty of one hundred dollars for each offense, said penalty to be recovered in an action to be brought by the attorney-general in the name of the people, and in the judicial district where the principal office of the company within the state is located. This section shall not be construed to authorize the interchange of such “coal jimmies” with, and the use thereof upon, railroads of more than fifteen miles in length or whose average grade is less than two hundred feet to the mile. [A8 amended by L. 1896, ch. 485.)

§ 3. Equipment of all cars after January 1, 1898.—That on and after the first day of January, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, it shall be unlawful for any railroad or other company to haul, or permit to be hauled or used, on its line or lines within this state, any freight car not equipped with couplers of the master car builders' type, and coupling automatically by impact, and which can be uncoupled except in cases of accident without the necessity of men going between the ends of the cars.

§ 4. Statement of number of cars to be filed.—That within sixty days from the passage of this act every railroad or other company operating a line of railroad within the state shall file with the board of railroad commissioners at its office in Albany a verified statement of the total number of freight cars owned or operated by it, the number of such cars equipped with the automatic couplers, and the number unequipped; and shall thereafter annually, and in the month of January, for the ensuing five years, file with said board a verified report of the number of cars so equipped in each year and the number of cars, if any, remaining unequipped.

§ 5. Penalty.--That on and after January first, eig teen hundred and ninety-eight, any railroad or other company using, or permitting to be used, on its line or lines, any freight car not equipped with couplers as provided for in this act, shall be liable to a penalty of one hundred dollars for each and every violation, to be recovered in an action to be brought by the attorney-general, in the name of the people, and in the judicial district wherein the principal office of the company within the state is located; and it shall be the duty of the board of railroad commissioners of the state to notify the attorney-general of all such violations coming to its notice.

§ 6. Extension of time for compliance with act.—That the board of railroad commissioners may, from time to time, after full hearing given and for good cause shown, exempt any company from the provisions of this act, as to the equipment of twenty per centum of its cars in any particular year or years, and may extend the time within which any company shall comply with the requirements of this act, not exceeding, however, five years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and minety-eight.

INDEX TO THE LABOR LAWS.

PAGE

49

Accidents in factories to be reported.

20
mines

28
Air brakes to be used on freight cars.

118
Air space in factory workroom prescribed.

20
Alien labor law..

6
Apprentices, duties of factory inspector relative to.

15-16
law relative to.....

85-89
Arbitration, State board of.

2, 29
Arbitrators, local

30
Assignment of future wages. .

6
Assignments, wages to be preferred under all.
Attachment for debt, exemption of tools from.

47
of wages from....

48
Badges, for factory inspectors.

15
Bakeries, inspectors of...

14
regulations concerning

25-26
Barbering on Sunday regulated...

45
Basements, employment of women and children in store.

34
Belt shifters ..

18
Boilers in factories, inspection of.

21
in mines, inspection of..

27-28
in New York city, inspection of...

99-102
Brickyards, workmen in, not to be required by corporations to work
more than ten hours a day.....

5, 39
Buffing, employment of women and minors at, unlawful.

21
Buildings, inspection of factory.....

20
protection of persons employed on.

8-9
Bureau of factory inspection...

1
of labor statistics. ....

1
of mediation and arbitration..

1-2
Bureaus, free public employment...

11-12
Butcher shops to be closed on Sunday...

45
Canals, contractors for, to give securities for payment of laborers. 79
Car drivers, motormen, etc., qualifications of, for employment... 103
Ceilings in factory workrooms to be clean.

19-20
Certificates of employment of children in factories.

16-17, 42
in stores

32
Children (see also “ Minors ").
as apprentices

85-89

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16

Children (see also “Minors ")—Continued:
employment of, prohibited-

under age of 16 years in occupations injurious to life, limb,
health or morals.....

41
under age of 16 years in operation of dangerous machinery... 19
under age of 15 years in operation of elevators.

18
under age of 14 years in factories.....
under age of 12 years in stores in towns of 3,000.

32
under age of 12 (but over 8) years during school term.

42
employment of, regulated-
aged 12 to 14 years..

42
aged 12 to 16 years, may work in stores in vacation.

32
aged 14 to 16 years, may work in factories in vacation.... 17
aged 14 to 16 years, certificates required....

16, 32
under age of 16 years, in basements of stores.

34
maximum hours of labor of, in factories.

17-18
in stores

31
school attendance required of.

42-43
Cities (see also New York city).
buildings, protection of persons working on.

9, 38
horseshoers, examination and licensing of.

34, 40
plumbers, examination and licensing of.

94-98
of the first class (New York, Buffalo)-
free public employment bureaus.

11-12
Civil service-
The labor class in municipal. ...

77
Preferences allowed veterans.

77
Coercion of employees in elections.

47
respecting membership in labor unions.

108
in case of strikes......

109
Collin, Prof., opinion of, concerning the mode of incorporating a labor
organization

... 105-107
Combinations, when illegal..

109
Commissioner of labor....

1
Commissioner of labor statistics.

10–11
office abolished ...

1
to enforce law for branding of convict-made goods.

13
Compulsory education law...

42
Conductors as policemen.

111
legal qualifications for...

103
Confectionery establishments, law regulating.

25-26, 39
Conspiracies ...

109
Contractors for public work, names of, to be filed.
Contracts for public work-
subletting prohibited

78
to contain provisions concerning-employment of citizens.

6
stone dressed within the State...

7
wages and hours of work......

4
Convict-made goods (see also “ Prisons ").

12-14, 37
Couplers, automatic, to be used on freight cars.

119

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