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REVIEW OF EVIDENCE, TOPICAL DIGEST OF EVIDENCE,
AND TESTIMONY SO FAR AS TAKEN

MAY 1, 1900.

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MEMBERS OF THE INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION.

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

Mr. ANDREW L. HARRIS.

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(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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UNITED STATES INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION,

Washington, D. C., May 14, 1900. SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith, on behalf of the Industrial Commission, a preliminary report to Congress on the subject of Transportation, prepared in conformity with an act of Congress of June 18, 1898.

The Commission is not prepared at present to make recommendations to Congress or to the State legislatures, but contemplates the making of such recommendations hereafter. Respectfully,

JAMES H. KYLE,

Chairman. The SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

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