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TESTIMONY TAKEN SINCE MAY 1, 1900, REVIEW AND TOPICAL
RAILWAY LEGISLATION AND TAXATION.
OF THE COMMISSION'S REPORTS.
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
MEMBERS OF THE INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION.
Mr. ALBERT CLARKE, Chairman.
Senator BоIES PENROSE.
Mr. ANDREW L. HARRIS.
E. DANA DURAND, 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.
To the Fifty-seventh Congress:
I have the honor to transmit herewith on behalf of the Industrial Commission a report on the subject of Transportation prepared in pursuance of the act of Congress approved June 18, 1898.
This is the second report of the Commission on this subject, the first constituting Volume IV of the Commission's reports. The present volume includes testimony taken since May 1, 1900, together with a review and digest thereof, and special reports on railway legislation and on the taxation of transportation corporations.
The conclusions and recommendations of the Commission on this subject will be submitted in its Final Report.