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And whereas, If the facts and figures set forth in the foregoing statement are true and correct, it would, in a great degree, do away with the probability of a strike in the anthracite coal field of this Commmonwealth; create a better understading between the operators and the miners; bring about better feelings between man and man; give to the public at larger a better idea of the situation between employers and employes; and, as well, furnish the necessary information in demand to the public cry for a reduction in the rate of mileage.

And whereas. It is the duty of all mankind to work for the abolition of strikes and their entailed consequences, if such abolition can be secured without infringing upon the rights of those concerned;

And Whereas, George F. Baer, President as aforesaid, in the foregoing statement sent out by him has invited the Legislature, or any committee thereof, to examine into the books of his corporation and into the facts and figures therein stated;

Now, therefore, be it resolved (if the Senate concur), That the invitation of George F. Baer, President as aforesaid, to examine into the books of his allied companies, and into the facts as set forth in the statement, be accepted; that the Speaker of this House of Representatives appoint a committee of three members of this House, only two of whom shall be of the same political party; that the Senate appoint a similar committee, of three members of the Senate; that these two committeees, together with John Fahy, District President of District Mine U. M. W. of A., of Pennsylvania. Israel Pardee, of Hazleton, Pa., and Joseph Swayne, President of Swarthmore College, be named as a committee of the Legislature of Pennsylvania to examine into the books and records of said companies of which said George F. Baer, Esq., is President, and to so further examine into the affairs of said company or companies as shall establish the truth or falsity of the statements set forth by said George F. Baer, President as aforesaid;

Resolved, That the committee be also given the power to take similar action as regards any other operator or coal company extend ing to it a similar invitation;

Resolved, That the said committee will meet as soon after the adjourment of this Legislature as it is convenient, and that the facts as obtained in such investigation be given to the newspapers of this Commonwealth, if possible, before the first day of April, A. D. 1906, so as to avoid a possible strike. And that the said committee make their report to the Legislature of 1907, together with such recommendation for new legislation as in their judgment they shall so advise;

Resolved, That the absolutely necessary expenses of said committee be recommended to the Legislature of 1907 for payment.

Resolved, That this committee shall have the right to administer caths and affirmations, and any false swearing shall be considered as perjury, and punishable as such.

THOMAS H. GARVIN,

Chief Clerk House of Representatives. The foregoing resolution was concurred in February 14, 1906.

FRANK A. JUDD, Chief Clerk of the Senate.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

Executive Department,

Harrisburg, March 5, 1906. I file herewith, in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, with my objections thereto, the resolution of the House of Representatives passed February 12, 1906, and concurred in by the Senate, February 14, 1906, which resolution appointed a committee therein designated to examine into the books and records of certain companies, and make report to the Legislature of 1907 with recommendations. The subject matter of this resolution is not germane to any of the subjects designated in the proclamation of the Governor calling the extraordinary session, and is, therefore, prohibited by Article III, Section 25, of the Constitution.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

ACT OF ASSEMBLY REPEALED.

Page.

Philadelphia county-"An act to repeal an act, entitled 'An act to amend

"An act, entitled 'An act to provide for the better government of cities of the first class in this Commonwealth,' approved the first day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eightyfive, by amending section one of article three of said act, by vesting in the Director of the Department of Public Safety certain powers, therein given to the mayor; and amending section one of article twelve of said act by providing for the election of the Director of the Department of Public Safety and the Director of the Department of Public Works by the members of the select and common councils of cities of the first class, and providing for their removal," approved the fifth day of May, one thousand nine hundred and five,

94-97

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INDEX TO LAWS.

A.

Page.
78-83

121

56

ACCOUNTS of election expenses, filing of, and auditing of....
ACT OF ASSEMBLY repealed,
AFFIDAVIT, CHALLENGE, personal registration of electors in cities

of the first and second classes, form of,
personal registration of electors in cities of the third class,

form of,
ALLEGHENY, annexation by contiguous city,
ANNEXATION of cities, contiguous or in proximity,
APPENDIX, containing bill and resolutions vetoed,
APPORTIONMENT of the State into Representative Districts,

of the State into Senatorial Districts,
APPROPRIATIONS, act to provide for the expenses of the extra-

ordinary session of the Legislature, nineteen hundred and six,
ASSESSMENTS OR CONTRIBUTIONS, for political purposes, prohibit-

ing the solicitation, collection or receipt of, by or from officers

or employes of cities of the first class.
AUDITOR GENERAL, act regulating the deposit of State funds,..

69
7-14

7-14
109-120

21-29
31-35

15-18

29
45-48

36-44
45-48

75,76

30,31

30,31

B.
BALLOT, PRIMARY, official form of, and printing and distribution of,
BANKING DEPARTMENT, act regulating the deposit of State funds,
BIDS, or proposals, building of county bridges, penalty for combining

on conspiring to stifle competition in,
repair or rebuilding of county bridges, punishment for making

or obtaining collusive,
BOARD of Commissioners of Public Grounds and Buildings, amount to

be annually expended in the rebuilding of county bridges by,..
Registration Commissioners, in cities of the first and second

classes, appointment by the Governor of, and powers and

duties of, ....

Revenue Commissioners, act regulating the deposit of State funds,
BONDS, COUNTY, to provide funds for building county bridges,
BRIDGES, COUNTY, amount to be annually expended by Board of

Commissioners of Public Grounds and Buildings in the rebuild-

ing of,
building of, where cost will exceed $250.00,
collusive bidding, etc., for the construction, repair or rebuilding of,
prevention of fair competition in submission of bids for build-

ing of,
repair, building or rebuilding of, where cost will exceed $250,....

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49-63
45-48

76

30,31
75,76
30,31

75,76
74,75

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