Hearings Before the Committee on Mines and Mining ...

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Page 6 - That it shall be the province and duty of said bureau and its director, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, to make diligent investigation of the methods of mining, especially in relation to the safety of miners, and the appliances best adapted to prevent accidents, the possible improvement of conditions under which mining operations are carried on, the treatment of ores and other mineral substances, the use of explosives and electricity, the prevention of accidents, and other inquiries...
Page 51 - I appreciate having your attention for this time, gentlemen, and if there is any question that you would like to ask, I would be glad to try- to answer it.
Page 6 - March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled "An Act to provide for the adjustment and payment of claims arising from Indian depredations," shall have been ascertained and duly certified by the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of the Treasury, which certification shall be made as soon as practicable after the passage of this Act, and such deductions shall be made according to the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, having due regard to the educational and other necessary...
Page 24 - Total 636 152 24 It is therefore recommended that effort be made to obtain restoration of this $32,069. (Thereupon, at 12 o'clock m.. the subcommittee took a recess until •2 o'clock pm) AFTERNOON SESSION The subcommittee met, pursuant to the taking of recess, at 2 o'clock pm, Senator Frederick Hale presiding. STATEMENT OF REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD H.
Page 15 - ... of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in West Virginia, filed its petition in mandamus in the United States Circuit Court for the District of Opinion of the Court. 215 US Maryland. The defendants were the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, the Fairmont Coal Company, the Clarksburg Fuel Company, the Pittsburg and Fairmont Fuel Company and the Southern Coal and Transportation Company, these four coal companies operating coal mines located in West Virginia on the Monongah Division of the Baltimore...
Page 18 - Is it not a fact that the accumulations of gas in the old workings are more or less affected by the rise and fall of the...
Page 34 - It is not a question of the law, but it is a question of avoiding indemnity in an accident suit.
Page 7 - I have given in my former letter, I would have said so, but as there was none, it would be useless to describe the details suggested by Mr. Ashby ; for his information, however, as well as for the readers of the SANITARY RECORD generally, I may say in addition to what I have already stated, that the hamlet referred to is situated on a steep declivity, that the chief sewer and outlet have a very good fall in the opposite direction to the well, that there are no cesspits or cesspools in it, that all...
Page 29 - I believe that if that was done, it would eliminate practically all the danger that arises through that source, and I believe that is the only way it can be done.
Page 30 - I am not sufficiently acquainted with the different propositions in oil to be able to give you an intelligent answer to that question.

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