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thereon, in place of another, a name not found on the regular ballot having such heading, such name shall be regarded by the judges as having been placed therein for the purpose of fraud, and the ballot shall not be

counted for the name so found. Penalty for SEC. 2. That any person causing ballots to be printed distributing or causing to be with a designated heading containing a name or names

not found on the regular ballot having such heading, or any person knowingly peddling or distributing any such ballot with intent to have such ballot voted at any such general or special election, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, on conviction thereof, for each offense be fined in any sum not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars, and be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding sixty days.

SEC. 3. . All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

Approved February 27th, A.D. 1883.

CHAPTER XLIV.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to prescribe the fees of

certain officers," being section 24 of chapter 28 of the Compiled Statutes.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Nebraska:

SECTION 1. That section 4 of an act entitled "An act to prescribe the fees of certain officers,” being section 24 of chapter 28 of the Compiled Statutes, be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 24. The judges and clerks of election, also the board of canvassers for the county, at all general elections, shall receive the following pay: For each day's

Officers and clerks of election.

service each person shall receive two dollars. The person making the return of the election to the county clerk shall receive the additional sum of five cents for each mile necessarily traveled. Provided, That in cities of the first class judges. and clerks of election shall each receive the sum of six dollars for each election held in said city.

Sec. 2. Section 4 of said act, as now existing, is Act repealed, hereby repealed.

Stat., 279

1867, 89. Approved February 28th, A.D. 1883.

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CHAPTER XLV.

AN ACT to protect the health of female employees.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Nebraska:

SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of every agent, pro- Duty of em

ployers. prietor, superintendent, or employer of female help in stores, offices, or schools within the state of Nebraska, to provide a chair, stool or seat, for each and every such employe, upon which these female workers shall be allowed to rest when their duties will permit, or when said position does not interfere with the faithful discharge of their incumbent duties.

SEC. 2. Any neglect or refusal to provide a chair, stool, Penalty for not or'seat for every female worker in the employ of any agent, chair, stool, er proprietor, superintendent, or employer in the state of Nebraska, shall be deemed a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not less than ten dollars, nor more than two hundred dollars, and stand committed until such fine be paid and shall likewise be liable to an action for damages to the said female worker, whose hcalth

seat.

To take effect.

has been injured by this neglect of her employer to provide said chair, stool, or seat, as required by section 1 of this act.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force thirty days from and after its passage.

Approved February 27th, A.D. 1883.

CHAPTER XLVI.

AN ACT to prohibit the fraudulent transfer of property and to de

clare the same a crime, and to prescribe the punishment thereof.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Nebraska :

Fraudulent transfer of property.

Section 1. If any person or persons in this state, with intent to cheat or defraud his creditors or any of them, or with a fraudulent intent to hinder or delay his creditors or any of them, in the collection of his or their demands, shall sell, transfer, secrete, encumber, or in any way fraudulently dispose of any of or all of his goods, wares, merchandise, chattels, bills receivable, choses in action, or property of any kind, or who, upon any sale of any goods, wares, merchandise or property of any kind, with a fraudulent intent to hinder or delay or to cheat or defraud his creditors or any of them, shall secrete, assign, transfer, conceal, or in any way fraudulently dispose of all or any part of the proceeds of any such sale of any property, he or they shall be deemed guilty of a fraudulent transfer of property, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished in the same manner and to the same extent as if he had been convicted of the larceny of the same property.

Approved February 21st, A.D. 1883.

Penalty.

CHAPTER XLVII.

AN ACT for the security of guests and lodgers in hotels against

injury from fires.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Nebraska :

escapes.

SEC. 1 It is hereby made the duty of every keeper Duty of inn. or owner of every hotel or lodging house in this state, nish fire of over two stories in height, to provide and securely fasten in every lodging room above the second story, which has an outside window and is used for the accommodation of guests or employees, a rope or rope ladder for the escape of the lodgers therein, in case of fire, of at least one inch in diameter, which shall be securely fastened within such room, as near a window as practicable, and of sufficient length to reach therefrom to the ground on the outside of such hotel or lodging house, and made of strong material and as secure against becoming inflamed as practicable. Such

rope or rope ladder shall be kept in good repair and condition. In lieu of a rope or rope ladder there may be substituted any other appliance that may be deemed of equal or greater utility by the fire department, or such other authority as may have the control of fire regulations in the city or town where such hotel or lodging house is located; but such appliance shall, in all cases, be so constructed as to be under the control and management of any lodger in such room.

SEC. 2. The owner or owners of every hotel or lodg- Iron balconies ing house in this state, over three stories in height, structed! shall provide without delay such hotel or lodging house with permanent iron balconies, with iron stairs leading from one balcony to the other, to be placed at the end

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of each hall above the third story, in case such hotel is over one hundred feet in length, and in other cases such number as may be directed by the fire department, or such other authority as may have the control of fire regulations in any city or town where such hotel or lodging house is located. Such balconies and iron stairs shall be constructed at the expense of the

owner of such hotel or lodging house. Duty to post

SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of every such proprietor or keeper of any hotel or lodging house to post notices in every such room of such hotel or lodging house, calling attention to the fact that this act has been complied with, and the part of such room where such coil of rope

or rope ladder is fastened. Penalty. Sec. 4. Any violation of any of the provisions of

this act herein before contained shall be deemed a misdemeanor and indictable as such; and any person convicted thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars and costs of prosecution, and imprisoned until such fine and costs are paid.

Sec. 5. In hotels or lodging houses containing more employ watch,

than fifty rooms, and being four or more stories high, the proprietor or lessee of each hotel or lodging house shall employ and keep at least one competent watchman, whose duty it shall be to keep watch and guard in such hotel or lodging house against fire, and to give warning in case a fire should break out. Such watchman shall be on duty between the hours of nine o'clock P.M. and six o'clock a.m., and in case of fire he shall

instantly awaken each guest and all other persons guests.

therein and inform them of such fire. A large alarm bell or gong shall be placed on each floor or story, to be used to alarm the inmates of such hotel or lodging house in case of fire therein. It shall be the duty of

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