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OF THE

INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION

10?

ON

LABOR LEGISLATION,

INCLUDING RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO GENERAL LEGISLATION,
AND DIGESTS OF THE LAWS OF THE STATES AND TERRI-
TORIES RELATING TO LABOR GENERALLY, TO

CONVICT LABOR, AND TO MINE LABOR.

VOLUME V
OF THE COMMISSION'S REPORTS.

WASHINGTON:

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1900.

MEMBERS OF THE INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION.

Senator JAMES H. KYLE, Chairman. Senator BOIES PENROSE.

Mr. ANDREW L. HARRIS. Senator STEPHEN R. MALLORY.

Mr. ELLISON A. SMYTH. Senator John W. DANIEL.

Mr. John M. FARQUHAR. Representative John J. GARDNER. Mr. EUGENE D. CONGER. Representative WILLIAM LORIMER. Mr. THOMAS W. PHILLIPS. Representative L. F. LIVINGSTON.

Mr. CHARLES J. HARRIS. Representative John C. BELL.

Mr. M. D. RATCHFORD. Representative THEOBALD OTJEN.

Mr. John L. KENNEDY.
Mr. LEE MANTLE.

Mr. ALBERT CLARKE.
WILLIAM E. SACKETT, Secretary.

(Extract from act of Congress of June 18, 1898, defining the duties of the Industrial Commission and

showing the scope of its inquiries.] SEC. 2. That it shall be the duty of this commission to investigate questions pertaining to immigration, to labor, to agriculture, to manufacturing, and to business, and to report to Congress and to suggest such legislation as it may deem best upon these subjects.

SEC. 3. That it shall furnish such information and suggest such laws as may be made a basis for uniform legislation by the various States of the Union, in order to harmonize conflicting interests and to be equitable to the laborer, the employer, the producer, and the consumer.

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OFFICES OF UNITED STATES INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION,

Washington, D. C., May 25, 1900.
DEAR SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith the Report of the
Industrial Commission on Labor Legislation, prepared in conformity
with an act of Congress of June 18, 1898.
Respectfully,

JAMES H. KYLE,

Chairman. To the SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

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