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BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ON

HOUSE BILLS 47, 145, 440, 10699, 12316, 12478, AND 12615.
PROPOSING TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR WHICH
CATTLE AND OTHER ANIMALS MAY BE CON-
FINED DURING SHIPMENT FROM

ONE STATE TO ANOTHER.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1906.

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PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF THE TWENTY-EIGHT HOUR LAW

RELATING TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF CATTLE.

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Tuesday, January 23, 1906. The committee was called to order at 10.30 o'clock a. m. by the chairman (Hon. W. P. Hepburn) for the consideration of the bills (H. R. 47, H. R. 145, and H. R. 440) proposing to extend the time for which cattle and other animals may be confined during shipment from one State to another.

Present: The chairman, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Wanger, Mr. Mann, Mr. Lovering, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Burke, Mr. Esch, Mr. Cushman, Mr. Townsend, Mr. Gaines, of West Virginia; Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Davey, Mr. Adamson, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Richardson, of Alabama, and Mr. Bartlett.

Mr. DAVEY. I move to reconsider the motion by which to-day was set apart for an executive session on the rate bill.

The CHAIRMAN. Without objection, gentlemen, that order will be vacated, and we will now take up the various propositions that involve the extension of the time for which animals in transit may be continuously confined upon trains of cars.

Mr. MANN. The first bill to be considered is the first bill in the books which the members of the committee have.

The CHAIRMAN. There are gentlemen here who are the proponents of this bill, or of some measure of the kind, and there are also gentlemen here representing the Humane Society, who desire to be heard in opposition to these bills. We have an hour and twenty minutes' time available. Is there objection to dividing that time between these two interests?

Mr. Mann. I have no objection to dividing the time between the interests, but I think it will probably be necessary to have more time granted to both parties.

The CHAIRMAN. We will proceed to hear those who are in favor of this legislation, then.

Mr. RODENBERG. If it is agreeable to the committee, those who are in favor of this bill would like to have the committee, hear a statement from Judge Cowan.

The CHAIRMAN. We shall be glad to hear Judge Cowan. We would like to furnish you with abundant time, but our time is short, and we will ask you to condense your matter as much as possible.

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