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Chief inspectors of grain.

ing receipts issued or canceled that may be necessary to enable hîm to keep a full and correct record of all receipts issued and canceled and of grain received and delivered.

Sec. 16a. Chief inspector.—It shall be the duty of the governor to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, a suitable person, who shall not be a member of any board of trade and who shall not be interested, directly or indirectly, in any warehouse in this state, a chief inspector of grain, who shall hold his office for the term of two years, unless sooner removed as hereinafter provided for, in every city or county in which is located a warehouse of Class A or B; Provided, That no such grain inspector for cities or counties in which are located warehouses of Class B shall be appointed except upon the application and petition of two or more warehousemen of Class B doing business in such city or county, and when there shall be a legally organized board of trade in such cities or counties, such application and petition shall be officially endorsed by such board of trade before such application and petition shall be granted.

II. His duties.—It shall be the duty of such chief inspector of grain to have a general supervision of the inspection of grain as required by this act or laws of this state, under the advice and immediate direction of the board of transportation.

III. Assistant inspectors.—The said chief inspector shall be authorized to nominate to the said board of transportation such suitable persons, in sufficient number, as may be deemed qualified for assistant inspectors, who shall not be members of

Duties of chief inspector.

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or's oath and

any board of trade, nor interested in any ware-
house, and also such other employes as may be
necessary to properly conduct the business of his
office, and the said board of transportation is
authorized to make such appointments.
IV. Chief

Chief inspector's oath and bond.The Chief Inspectchief inspector shall, upon entering the duties of bond. his office, be required to take an oath as in cases of other officers, and he shall execute a bond to the people of the state of Nebraska in the penal sum of fifty thousand ($50,000) dollars when appointed for any city in which is located a warehouse of Class A, and ten thousand ($10,000) when appointed for any other city or county, with sureties to be approved by the board of transportation, with a condition therein that he will faithfully and strictly discharge the duties of his said office of inspector according to law and the rules and regulations prescribing his duties, and that he will pay all damages to any person or persons who


be injured by his neglect, refusal, or failure to comply with law and the rules and regulations aforesaid. V. Assistant inspector's oath and bond.And Assistant

inspector's each assistant inspector shall take a like oath, execute a bond in the penal sum of five thousand ($5,000) dollars with like conditions, and to be approved in like manner as is provided in case of the chief inspector, which said several bonds shall be filed in the office of said board of transportation, and suit may be brought upon said bond or bonds in any court having jurisdiction thereof, in the county where the plaintiff or defendant resides, for the use of the person or persons injured.

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Rules for
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VI. Rules for inspection charges.—The chief inspector of grain and all assistant inspectors of grain, and other employes in connection therewith, shall be governed in their respective duties by such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by said board of transportation, and the said board of transportation shall have full power to make all rules and regulations for the inspection of grain, and shall also have power to fix the rate of charges for the inspection of grain and the manner in which the same shall be collected, which charges shall be collected, which charges shall be regulated in such a manner as will in the judgment of the said board of transportation produce sufficient revenue to meet the necessary expenses of the service of inspection and no more.

VII. Pay of inspector and assistants.-It shall aud assistants. be the duty of the said board of transportation to

fix the amount of compensation to be paid to the chief inspector, assistant inspectors, and all other persons employed in the inspection service, and prescribe the time and manner of their payment.

VIII. Appointment of registrar and assistants. -The said board of transportation are hereby authorized to appoint a suitable person as warehouse registrar, and such assistants as may be deemed necessary to perform the duties imposed upon such registrar by the provisions of this act.

IX. General supervision, pay, etc.—The said Livon.compensa- board of transportation shall have and exercise a

general supervision and control of such appointments, shall prescribe their respective duties, shall fix the amount of their compensation and the time and manner of its payment,

Compensation of inspectors

Warehouse registrar and Assistants.

Same, appointments, duties,

X. Removal from office.Upon the complaint Removal from in writing of any person to the said board of transportation, supported by reasonable and satisfactory proof, that any person appointed or employed under the provisions of this section has violated any of the rules prescribed for his government, has been guilty of an improper act, or has been found insufficient or incompetent for the duties of his position, such person shall be immediately removed from his office or employment by the same authority that appointed him, and his place shall be filled, if necessary, by a new appointment, or, in case it shall be deemed necessary to reduce the number of persons so appointed or employed, their term of service shall cease under the orders of the same authority by which they were appointed or employed.

XI. Expenses, how paid.-All necessary ex- Expenses of penses incident to the inspection of grain and to the service. office of registrar economically administered, including the rent of suitable offices, shall be deemed expenses of the inspection service, and shall be included in the estimate of expenses of such inspection service, and shall be paid from the funds collected for the same.

Sec. 17a. Rates of storage.—Every warehouse - Rates of man of public warehouses of Class A shall be required, during the first week in January of each year, to publish in one or more of the newspapers daily, if there be such published in the city in which warehouse is situated, a table or schedule of rates for the storage of grain in his warehouse during the ensuing year, which shall not be increased, except as hereinafter provided, during the year,



Weighing grain,

Loss by fire and boating.

and such published rates, or any published reduction of them, shall apply to all grain received into such warehouse from any person or source, and no discrimination shall be made, directly or indirectly, for or against any charges made by such warehouseman for the storage of grain. The maximum charge for storage and handling of grain, including the cost of receiving and delivering, shall be for the first ten days or part thereof.

SEC. 18a. Weighing. — All grain shall be weighed on receipt and delivery from the public warehouse of Classes A and B, and annually on the date prescribed by the board of transportation all grain in bulk stored in said public warehouses shall be weighed according to its kind and grade and reported to the registrar.

Sec. 19a. Loss by fireHeating-Order of delivery-Grain out of condition.No public warehouseman shall be held responsible for any loss or damage to property by fire while in his custody, provided reasonable care and vigilance be exercised to protect and preserve the same, nor shall he be held liable for damage to grain by heating if it can be shown that he has exercised proper care in handling and storing the same, and that such heating or damage was the result of causes beyond his control, and in order that no injustice may result to the holder of grain in any public warehouse of Classes A and B it shall be deemed the duty of such warehouseman to dispose of, by delivery or shipping in the ordinary and legal manner of so delivering, that grain of any particular grade which was first received by them or which has been the longest time in store in his warehouse, and unless

Order of delivery.

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