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BEFORE THE

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1070
U.S. Congress, House,
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND

FOREIGN COMMERCE

OF THE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ON

GRAIN INSPECTION AND

GRADING BILLS

MAY 20, 1910

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JAMES R. MANN, ILLINOIS, Chairman.
IRVING P. WANGER, PA.

WILLIAM H. STAFFORD, Wis.
FREDERICK C. STEVENS, MINN.

WILLIAM M. CALDER, N. Y.
JOHN J. ESCH, Wis.

CHARLES G. WASHBURN, Mass.
CHARLES E. TOWNSEND, MICH.

WILLIAM C. ADAMSON, GA.
JAMES KENNEDY, OHIO.

WILLIAM RICHARDSON, ALA.
JOSEPH R. KNOWLAND, CAL.

CHARLES L. BARTLETT, GA.
WILLIAM P. HUBBARD, W. VA.

GORDON RUSSELL, TEX.
JAMES M. MILLER, KANS.

THETUS W. SIMS, TENN.
ANDREW J. PETERS, MASS.

WASHINGTON

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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INSPECTION AND GRADING OF GRAIN, ETC.

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND

FOREIGN COMMERCE,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Washington, D. C., Friday, May 20, 1910. The committee met this day at 10.30 o'clock a. m., Hon. Irving P. Wanger in the chair; later Hon. James R. Mann, chairman, presiding.

Mr. WANGER. The special matter this morning is a hearing on the bill (H. R. 12432) introduced by Mr. Gronna to provide for the inspection and grading of grain entering into interstate commerce, and to secure uniformity in standards and classification of grain, and for other purposes, and the bill (H. R. 16897), introduced by Mr. Pearre, to provide for fixing a uniform standard of classification and grading of wheat, flax, corn, oats, barley, rye, and other grains, and for other purposes. Who appear in behalf of these bills?

Vr. BARTLETT. Are those all the bills pending on the subject of grain inspection?

Mr. STEVENS. I think they are the same as the old bills.

Mr. ADAMSON. Mr. Gronna and others were heard at great length on these bills at the last session of Congress, were they not?

Mr. STEVENS. Yes.

Mr. JACKSON. Mr. Chairman, you are asking who appear for the bill. I know of no one for the bill, but the Baltimore Chamber of Commerce is represented here in opposition to the bill.

Mr. King. The Philadelphia Commercial Exchange is represented here in opposition also. We have prepared briefs, which we intend to leave with you, and I think that is all we care to say in reference to it.

Mr. Jackson. Baltimore has never had an opportunity to be heard, on account of its close proximity to Washington. Witnesses from other places who wanted to hurry away have been heard, but they always have given Baltimore representatives the tail end of the hearing, and therefore they have never had a good chance.

Mr. ADAMSON. I am in sympathy with you if you are against this. Mr. WANGER. Suppose you proceed, gentlemen.

STATEMENT OF JOHN B. DAISH, ESQ., OF WASHINGTON, D. C.,

COUNSEL FOR THE BALTIMORE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

Mr. Daish. Mr. Chairman and gentlemen, I appear as counsel for the Baltimore Chamber of Commerce, and what I shall say will be very brief, because a legal argument is better read than stated, because it is easier to understand and one can see the citations in reading.

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