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SECRETARY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA.
To His Excellency, Edwin S. Stuart, Governor of the Common
Sir: In compliance with the requirements of the Constitution, I have the honor to submit herewith, for transmission to the General Assembly, the thirty-fifth annual report of the Bureau of Industrial Statistics, the same being Part III of the reports of this Department.
I am, very respectfully
LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.
Harrisburg, Pa., August 15, 1908.
Hon. Henry Houck, Secretary of Internal Affairs:
Sir: In compliance with the duties of my office, I transmit herewith the thirty-fifth annual report of the Bureau of Industrial Statistics of your Department.
This report for the year ending January 1, 1908, contains the usual interesting data and statistics pertaining to iron, steel, tin plate, coal, coke, etc.-industries which have made our State incomparably great-but many other interests have been so carefully considered that their presentment merits attention. I have also ventured to depart from usual custom with a view of extending the scope of the Bureau, and have presented some new features of information and usefulness, which I hope will be approved by you.
I wish to call especial attention to the suggested reforms and improvements demanded by present-day conditions and bespeak your influence and aid to promptly secure them for the benefit of the citizenship needing them.
Very respectfully yours,
JOHN L. ROCKEY,
Chief of Bureau.