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36709, 36816.
Period that this system wiD probably continue,

36856.
Qualification of charter-master, type of man, &o.,
36671, 36674, 36766, 36906.
Unsuitability for appointment as working-olaao
inspectors, 36762, 36768, 36771.
Size of collieries in relation to, 36906.
Timber, purchase by, vaiying custom as to, 36715.
Unskilled men, employment of, 36822.

Choelcwoiciiors :

Danger underground, warning of, question whether

given by, 20192.
Extent to which employed, 32496, 36739.
Inspection of mines on behalf of men by, views as to
whether desirable, 19903, 20040, 20198, 21032,
21424, 31032, 31213, 31397, 31666, 31677,
32036. 32497, 33747, 35755, 36978.
Prevention of, instances of, 32014, 32036, 32159,
32313.
Qualifications: former regulation as to employment

of men in sasae mine, 20111.
Shelters, erection for, 20187.

Choshire and Lancashiro : Witnesses giving evidence for—
Mr. Twist, Mr. Waring and Mr. Watson. {For separate
indices to their evidence, see Index II,)

Cigarottos, prohibition, 37032, 37061.

divoland Minors' and Qaarrymon's Association, Witnesses
representing— Mr. Braithwaite and Mr. Toyn, {For
separate indices to their evidence, see Index II,)

Clydach ValO» accident in, 28429, 28583, 28801.

Coal-Cutting Machinory :

Accidents, number of, in relation to, 23502, 24964,

24967, 24982, 25248, 33975.
Danger from sparks, 24964, 26153, 26245. 32274.
Dust, amount produced bv, 23507, 24965, 32252.
Extent to which used, 23300, 24970, 24977, 25267,

32246.
Increased use of advocated, 25139, 25253.
Method of use, 24977, 24980, 26272.
Noise of, danger arising from, 21965, 24976, 26148,

32107.
Out-put, effect- on, 26254.



Coal-Ctttting Madiinory - ^^/;

Shot-firing where co^^'Oi

32267, 32280.
Stopping machine periodically for examination of

roof advocated, 24965, 26141, 25150, 25249,

26253, 25272.
Timbering system m relation to, 23299, 23306, 23313,

32108.

C^al Minos Rogulalion Act 1S87, provisicnB of : F- N
Accidents, prevention of, and investigation of, 26816,

28622, 31605, 31513, 31522, 33162, 33202, 35873.
Bills for amendment of, oee ^e BiUs, Parliamentaiy.
Danger, withdrawal of men in event of, 32380, 36464.
Discipline and punishments, 20734, 32378, 32701,

36479, 36683.
Engine-men and engine-winders, 25831, 27713 {par 4),

27752, 27784.
Hours of work, 26143 {par. 2), 26144.
Indian Mines Act, embodiment of certain regalationB

from, in English Act advocated, 33572.
Inspection of mines :

By Home Office inspector, 21369, 24269, 24272,

24411, 24458, 30697.
By men, 19621 {par, 2), 32385.
By mines officials, 25377 {pars 4, 5).
Knowledge of by men and boys, importance of, 27191
{par, 6), 27247, 27260, 27549, 34631, 3480C.
Copies should be supplied to mean, whether
applied for or not, 2M57.
{See also tiOe Schools.)
Managers, regulations as to, 22333, 33853.
Meals, interval for, for boys, 33027.
Officials, strengthening of powers under advocated,

27511 {par. 6).
Shatts or outlets, 24991.
Sinking abaita, 20176.

Unskilled workmen, employment of, 20889, COSOO,
30941.
{See also tiUe Gener^ Rules.
Coal Minos Rogulation BUI, see title Bills.
Coognant explosion, 30921, 30923, 30941.

Colliery Officials' Association, members holding manager's
certifica4« of competency, 27480.

Commissions and Commitloos :

Of 1886 (Royal Commission), Report of, aa to a
Permanent Investigating Department, 19749.

Of 1901 (Select Committee), Evidence and Report as
to Engine-winders, 21106, 26167, 26206, 26312,
28157, 28164, 28239, 28393.

Coal Supplies, Royal Commission on, difficulty experi
enced in finding records and getting information,
33483.

Eight Hours Committee, statistics as to emj^oyment,
of unskilled men, 20886.

Electricity Rules, Committee on, 31904.

Steam Engines (Person in Charge) Bill, Ccmmittce on
Report of, against Bill proposed by National Federa-
tion, 26829.

Safety lamps, standard advocated by Royal Com-
mission, 20078.

Componsation for Accidents, 24985.

Contractors :

Decline of this system, 33371, 33413.
Description of the system, 23721, 23730.
Special Rules for guidance of, 33366.
Unskilled men, employment by, 23716, 31330.
Wages of contracting coal-getters, 24119.
{See also tiOe Charter-Mastero.)

Conveyors, method of working. 25284.

Cornish Minos, baths and facilities for diying clothes,
provision, 23750.

Cornish Minors, employment in Scotland, 21640, 23756.

Cofonors' In^uosts, see title A^ocidenU, sub-heading In-
vestigation.

Courrioros Mino: Timbering system ; adoption of similar
system in England advocated, 30319, 30330.

Cn m h or l a nd : Witness givii^ evidence for— Mi, Sharp.
{for separate index to his evidence, see Index IL)

Ciimborland Enginomon's Friontfy and Proloctivo Associa-
tion, rule as to training of enginemen, 25962.

Cwm Qoffy Colliory, defective ventilation in, 31081, 31084.



Power to inspectors to apply for an
injunction in event of, suggestion as to, 32701, 32704.



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D«putitt, see title Inspection of MineB by Mines Officials.

IHrfeyshire : Witnesses giving evidence for— Mr. M&rriot,
Mr. Rowartb and Mr. Sewell {For separate indices to
iheir evidence, see Index II.)

Ptrkyshirf and Nottinfhamsbirt EagHMmta'i and Fire-
«M't Uniam mambdrahip, 28119, 28125.

Darkyshira Minara' Astoeiatian, object of, number of
members, and rules, 23778.

Datanalan, su titU Shot-fixing, sub-heading Detonators.

Dirt, filling; waste with, advocated, and prohibition of
bringing to surface unnecessarily* 20216a {par, 17)>



Dbcharga af Man :

Justifiable reasons for, no provision as to in Coal
Mines Regulation Act, 24591.

Power to officials to discharge man wilfully miscon-
ducting him«>elf advocated, 27627.



Bo3P« loitering about mine at commencement of shift,

26377 {par. 9), 26615, 25682.
Character of mines as to» 21132, 21297, 21596, 21709,

22050, 22154, 23283, 23286, 23710, 25724 {pars, 1

and 2), 26817, 31969, 33765, 34240, 35050, 36475.
Complaints of miners as to strictness, 21604, 21986.
Instruction and encoaragement of men and boys in,

25377 {pars. 8 and 9), 26514, 26712, 25724 {par, 2).
{See also sub-heading Trade Unions.)
OffioialB, powers and ohaiaoter and dnties of, in

relation to, 20771 {par. 4), 27611 (por. 6), 27560,

27627, 30413 ipar, 4), 30437, 33558, 36470.
Punishment by fines or prosecution, see titles Fines and

Prosecution.
Trade Unions, attitude of> towards, 21603, 21702, 21900,

22126, 22249, 22922, 23294, 23347, 23584, 23711,

23733, 23735, 31974.

DitpHlM between sections of men and employers, action of
Trade Union secretaiy in event of, 21691.

Dnrham : Witnesses representing— Mr. Charlton, Mr.
Qark and Mr. Johnson. {For separate indices to their
evidence, see Index II,)

Onrliani Dapytiat' Mntiial Aid Anaaiatian :

Number of members, 24396.

Secession from Miners' Association, 24505.

Witness representing, 24607.

Darham EnfiMman^t AnaaiatiaA:

Membership, regulatioaa as to, 25819 {par. 3).
Number of members, 25992, 26100.
Qualification, training and examination of enginemea,
regulations as to, 25819 {par. 3), 25835, 25836,
26847, 26944, 25950, 25956, 25963, 25989,
26993, 26003, 26011, 26024, 26039, 26100,
and Appendix I., page 475.
Instance of engineer not holding this certificate,

25989.
Number trained, 25837.
Witness representing, 26820.

Dwf :

Coal-cutting machinery, dust produced by, 23507,

24966, 32252.
Explosions, inflammability of dost» &c., 26352 {par. 2),

32277.
Health of men, effect of on, 33059.
Prevention and removal of, 19621 {par. 10), 19745,
20072, 25539, 36140.
Increased attention to advocated, 35672.
William Pit, dust in, 36136.

Eastwaad Calliariaa, accident due to absence of partition
between engines, 28203.

Elba Explatian :

Coroner's inquest, 19787.

Prosecution of manager, failure of, 31140, 31162.

Elaatrfc €aal-aHttii« Maaliinary, see titk. Coalcutting
Machinery.

Qaatric Ra-figlitinc Apparatus for safety lamps, 30638,
30641.

Etodriaal SifnaNinc advocated, 31343.

Elaatriaily Riilas, introduction of, 31904, 36946, 36956.

Emplayan' Liability Act, responsibility of managers under.



Engina Houtas ar Engina Raams :

Admission to, of unauthorised persons, prohibition,

28136. 28138.
Communication between banksman and engine-house,

28409, 28774, 28787.
Explosives, storage in, objections to, 27786 and note.
In^ess and egress, two ways of, advocated, accident

due to lack of such provision, 28426, 28582, 28746,

28800 u^

Presence of two Tmen during binding, views as to

whether desirable, 20969, 22145, 22150, 22236,

28153, 28353.
Sanitaxy condition of, defects in, and suggestions for

improvement, 27794, 28139, 28200, 28740, 28791.
Two or more ^ogines in one room, objections to, and
accidents resultmg from, 27713 {par. 2), 27751,
27754, 28030, 283«6, 28371.
Partition advocated, 28202.

EngiM Planai :

Dimensions, increase advocated, 31249, 31343.
Maa-h(^es, increased number of, advocated, 31249,

31569.
Men and boys travelling on, objections to, 30413

(par. 8), 30459, 30496, 30614, 30784, 30799.
Signalling, improved methods advocated, 31343.
{See also tUU Haulage Accidents and Haulage Roads.)

Enginaars and Enginaman (athar than Winding Engina-



Engagamant af Man, regulations as to, 31329.



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Certificate for advocated, 28599.
Hours of work, 28458, 28461, 28681, 28728.
Responsibility for machinery, 28063.
fipeoial Rules as to. 25831, 28663.
Training of engine-winders by, view's as to whether

possible, 28065.
Working alone when mine is otherwise empty, danger

of, 25819 {par. 7), 25880.
Boy should accompany engineer or engineman on

such occasion.?, 25886a, 25980, 26060.

En gi na m an (Winding Enganaaian) :

Absence from engine-room, 28139, 28185, 28206,

28360.
Aot of Parliament: Coal Mines Regulation Act,
General Rules as to engine- winding, 27713 {par, 4),
28167, 28178. 28185, 28360, 28394^ 28435, 28451,
28641,28771.
Age limit, 26119, 28435, 28451.

Appointment of, 28521, 28616, 28641, 28663, 28659.
28662, 28716, 28727.
Dispute between manager and Trade Union as
to, 28499, 28505, 28537, 28619.
Accidents resulting, questions as to, 28537,
28626.
Apprentices, set svh'hemUng Training.
Certificates of competency, views as to whether
desiraIHe, 20216a {par. 15, 20374, 20880,
21107, 21150, 2128^ 21292, 21295, 21341,
21481, 21572, 22144, 25005, 25819 {par. 1),
25827, 25837, 25840, 25843, 26849, 26928,
25935, 26956, 25989, 26104, 26167, 26206,
26245, 26268, 26307, 26310, 26313, 26326,
26330, 26336, 27713 {po^. \\ 27723, 27739,
27784, 27811, 27931, 28018, 28033, 28073,
28086, 28157, 28229, 28293, 28715, 30691,
30696, 31478, 31746, 31762, 34852, 35857.
Bill suggesting certificate. 21484, 25827, 26840,
25935, 26938, 27713 (jwr. 1), 27832, 27884,
^' -^ 27974, 28124, 28160, 28391, 35920.

- f Textof Bill: AppendixIII., page 486,€lau8e9.

- Committee, Select, of House of Commons, decision

as to, 21105.

Emergencies, provision for access to mine in

event of, 21577, 25929, 27749, 27882, 27974,

27980, 27989, 28246. 28296, 28298, 28303,

28724.

Limitation of number of enginemen is not

aimed at, 27915.
Responsibility of manager, question as to, in

event of, 28656.
Service certificate, 28087.
{Set also ^ub-heading Training.)
Competency of engine-winders, views as to, 20375,
20877, 21107, 21292, 21481, 21572, 22144, 25988,
26312, 26314, 26325, 27713 {par. 1), 27735,
27737, 27820, 27926, 31479, 35855, 35923.
Number of men who could pass Transvaal
examination, question as to, 2^814.
Death, illness or accident to, while at work, 20879,
22339, 26131, 26153, 28116, 28351.
Comparison of health of ^igine-winders with
health of ordinary colliers, 28149.



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EnciMRieii (Wliiilinc Enclmimii)— con/.

Durham Enginemen's Association, regulations as to
qualification and training of engine-winders,
26819 {par. 3), 25835. 25836, 25847, 25944,
25950, 25957, 25963, 25989, 25993, 26024,
26039 26100.
Method of training described, 26003, 26011.
Text of rules, 25948, and Appendix I., pa<je 476.
Duties of, 20882, 20965, 21101, 21102, 25911. 27713
{par. 4), 27783, 28136, 28185, 28206, 28211, 28216,
28270, 28360, 35860.
Hours of work, and suggestions as to reduction,
20875, 20961, 25819 {par. 6), 25873, 25908.
25977. 26045, 26048, 26143 {par. 2, H, aeq.),
26170. 26178. 26253, 26278, 26293, 26321,
26328, 26333, 26347, 27713 {pars. 1 and 3),
27730, 27759, 27770, 27779, 27785. 27897,
27943, 28013, 28126, 28129, 28328, 28342,
28458, 28461, 28466, 28470, 28480, 28486,
28683, 28729, 28749, 28781, 28823.
Accidents caused by long hours, 26144, 26147,
26152, 27713 {pars. 1 and 3), 27759, 27770,
28145. 28150, 28170, 28487.
Agreement as to, when engines wind 300 tons

daily, 28478, 28689.
Alternation of 14-hour8 and 10-hours' shifts,

arrangement as to, 28130.
Continuous 24 hours periodically, systems en-
tailing :
Lancashire mines, 26147, 26151, 26161.

26170, 26180, 26280.
Scotch mines, 27713 (par. 3), 27730, 27733.
End of shift, work most important and exacting,
26152, 26171, 26191, 26262. 27713 {par. 3),
28129. 28222, 28318.
Meals, time allowed for, 26282, 34798, 34824.
Night duty, 26185, 27887, 28076.
Proportion of mines working 12-hours, lO-hours,

and 14-hours' shifts, 26348.
Relief man failing to appear, engine- winder con-
tinues work , 25918.
Strike as to, threatened in 1899, 26170, 26283.
Wood, Sir Lindsay, speech on, 25819 {par. 6),
25872, 25971.
Importance of engine- winders, extent of responsibility,
&c., 26130, 26315, 27901. 27936. 27945. 28063,
28330, 28346, 28734.
Increased strain under modem conditions, 20872,

26270.
Prosecution in event of mistakes, 28648.
Medical examination, periodical, views as to whether

desirable, 25004, 25156, 28114.
New South Wales, see thai title.
Number of, 25916, 26209, 26212, 26229, 26250.

26301, 26324, 27914.
Qualifications most desirable, 21108.
Relations with owners and managers generally good,

26274.
Report book system, objection to ; dismissal of men
making adverse reports, &c.. 27993, 27997, 28007,
28039.
St. Helen's Association of Colliery Enginemen, rule
as to training engine-winders, 26952, 26042,



Signal from banksman to engine-house during night

shift, provision advocated, 28267.
Signal bells, number of, 27950.
Size of engine in relation to strain uxK)n engine-winder,

27901.
Special Rules as to, 26831. 25911, 26966, 26996.
Strike as to appointment of men, 26272, 26274.
Substitutes in case of illness, 25875.
Trainmg, 25835, 26001, 26033, 26106, 26115, 26212,
26215, 26218, 26226, 26232, 26250, 26272,
26346, 27861, 27866. 27879, 27919, 27986,
28010, 28015, 28066, 28076, 28241, 28373,
28377. 28383, 28390, 28490, 28495, 28490,
28606, 28705.
Durham Engineers* Association, see that svb-head-

%ng.
Strike in 1889 as to teaching men, 26272.
Trade Unions, rules as to, 21351, 26962, 26042,

32908.
{See also stib-headings Durham Enginemen's
Association and United Engine-keepers'
Mutual Protection Association of Scotland.
Wigan Coal and Iron Company, 26006.
{See also sub-heading Certificates.)
Tramp winders, 21292, 21481, 21572, 27928.
Transvaal, qualification of engine-winders in, see title
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Enginemen (Winding Bnf^J^^fn^ny-^nt.

Two men, presence oi* in engine-room during winding,
views as to whether desirable, 20969, 22146, 2216G,
22235, 28153, 28353.
United Engine-keepers' Mutual Protection Associa-
tion, Scotland :
Action of, in case of man dismissed for reporting

defective machinery, 28040.
Classes of employment included in, 27716.
Health certificates. 28057.
Number of members. 27713 {par. 1). 27716, 27717.

28084.
Training of engine- winders, niles as to and
system of, 27836, 27840, 28061.
Exclusion of non -members, 27837, 27840,

27864, 27872, 28018.
Method of teaching, 27869.
Object of, 27915. 27920.
Payment for training, 27841.
Selection or rejection of men for training,

27836, 27841, 27924. 27984.
Use of engines for training men, probable
attitude of Association as to, 27919.
Witness representing. 27713 {par. 1), 27786.
Wages, 27938, 27943, 28093.

Wallingford Collieiy, Midlothian, employment of
unsldlled men during engine-winders' dispute^
27713 {par. 1), 27742, 27873, 27912.
Working at the face, 27907, 27941.

Engines tnd Boilers :

Cleaning, more frequent, advocated, 28560, 28566.
Examination and inspection, 28411, 28416, 28557,

28,661, 28663, 28669.
Explosions :

Board of Trade inquiry after, 28674.
Number of, question as to, 28568.
List of engines other than winding engines in use in

coUieries, 28601.
Packing, defective supply of, 27995, 28006.
Protectors, provision advocated, 28421, 28680.

Injury to man caused by absence of protector,
28426.
Separators, provision advocated, 28760.

Escape Sliaft :

Knowledge of by men, importance of, 24736, 24741,

35774.
Number of day-holes and drifts, 24736.

Experiments :

Dust, suggestion as to, 19621 {par. 10).
Rescue work and appliances, suggestion as to, 19776,
19778.

Expleelens:

Altofts Coflieiy, 32278, 36876.

Annbank ColUery, 22959.

Camerton. 32638.

Coegnant, 30921, 30923. 30941.

Danger of, as compared with other accidents, 31019.

Discipline, defective, as a cause of, 19969.

Elba explosion, 19787, 31140, 31162.

Fernie explosion, Canada, 26362 {par. 2), 26449,

26468.
Genwen, 19787, 20097.
Kembla explosion, see title New South Wales, svb-

heading Kembla.
MacLaren explosion, see that title.
Naked lights, occurrence when used, 31006.
Number of, 20600, 20602, 32643.
Ventilation in relation to :

Gas in waste, 30996, 31023, 31025.
Occurrence when gas has not been seen, 31008.
Safety of men in event of, means taken to secure,

19974, 24735, 24741, 25774.
Timsbury, 32638.
William Pit, 36144,

Explosives :

Amount of charge. 34163. 34297, 35671.
Consultation of men before introduction of new

explosives, 22977, 23077, 23169, 23182.
Detonator and explosive, person having charge of :

supply of detonators to men, &c.. 20216a {par. 14),

20366, 20682, 22441, 22548, 22662, 22664, 22688,

22656, 22669, 22661, 30777, 31816, 32264, 34168.

34300, 34317, 34742.
Naked light mines, use of explosives in, 23169, 23182,

37049.
Purchase of explosives from owners, views as to,

20584, 26724 {par. 5), 26768, 26801, 27611 {par. 2),

30413 {par. 10), 34168, 34310, 34742.



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Explotivtt— <!oii<.

Pemkittod explosives, use of» 22595, 32261,
Danger d permitted exploBivee, 35937.
Safety lamp mines, use of explosives in, 22545, 22547,

27541.
Storage of, 25811, 27786 and note.
{See also UUe Shot-firing.)

ExplMives la CmI Mines Order :

Detonators, provisions as to, 22562, 22659, 22661,

34166. 34746.
Exemptions, modifying of provisions as to, suggestion

as to, 36981.
Introduction of new explosives, 23079.

Amendment advocated, 22977, 23077. 23169,
23182.

Factery Act :

Boilers, examination, regulations as to, 28416.
Special Rules, introduction of, application of procedure
under Factory Act to, 33592, 33693, 33965.

Tails aff Raaff and Mes, see tiUe Accidents, sub-Treading
Falls of Roof and Sides.

Fatal Accidents Enqairy (Scetland) Acts, investigation
under. 21586, 23339, 23415, 27755, 27959.

Feraie Ejqple s ie a , Canada, watered zone, apparently tra-
veUed by, 26352 (par. 2), 26449, 26458.

▼ife and Kinress Miners' Asseeiation : Witnesses repre-
senting—Mr. Adamson and Mr. Weir. {For separate
indices to their evidence^ see Index II.)
iFinas:

Advantages of prosecution and fining compared,
desirabilitv of abolition of fines. &c.. 19621 {par. 5),
19693, 19817, 19924, 20021, 20026, 20305, 20611.
20742, 20771 {par. 4), 21498, 21608. 21714, 22250,
23180, 23291, 23295, 23499, 27667, 29731, 29825,
29956, 30177, 30181, 30413 {par. 5), 30439, 30442,
30704, 30720, 30863, 31430, 31436, 31559, 31701,
31957, 32409, 32508. 32563, 32784, 32892, 32901,
33022, 33253, 33761, 33769, 34092, 34238, 34409,
34884, 34935, 34987, 35095, 35272. 35291, 35419,
35551, 35636, 35738, 35829, 36350, 36394,
36436, 36479, 36535. 36570, 36927, 37088,
37192, 37296.
Agreement between men and officials necessary, and
consent of man himself, 19919, 20438, 20553, 20664,
21219, 23498, 31704.
Amount of, 20611, 20676. 20693, 20696:

Agreement between employers and men as to,

20438. 20553, 20664.
Fixing by manager, 20676, 20696, 21878, 29957,
37042.
Attitude of men and of Trade Unions as to, 20216a
{par. 9), 20438, 20553, 20664, 20726, 21893,
23177. 31706, 31960, 32506, 32893, 33249,
35293, 35420, 35424, 35523. 35546, 35549,
35737, 35826, 36353. 36934, 37025, 37048,
37061, 37194, 37296.
Protection of men by Trade Union, extent

possible, 22246. 31960, 32506. 35549, 37061.
Refusal to submit to fining, instances of, 35523.
"Coal Mines Regulation Act, no provision as to fining

in, 20733.
Date from which fining has been practised, 29952.
Decision as to whether punishment shall be by fining
or prosecution, 21495, 29957, 34884, 34934, 34995,
35055, 35587, 36395.
Dismissal as an alternative punishment, 21885, 23499,

32563. 32892, 33250, 37060.
Disposal of. method of, 19825.

Extent to which inflicted. 20019. 20700. 20713. 21299,

21608, 21877. 21892, 22245, 23175, 23708, 29833.

30861, 33247, 35420, 35431, 35522, 35683, 35818,

37296.

Home Office, attitude'of as to maintenance of discipline,

35545.
Knowledge of men that fine has been inflicted, method

of securing. 20674. 34093.
■Managers or owners, infliction of fines on. views as to,

20736, 21897. 30879, 32895, 35008, 36556, 37094.
Offences for which fining or prosecution respectively
would be suitable, 20025, 20728. 20742, 21300,
29951, 30179, 30183. 32507, 34409, 34884, 35012.
35062, 35555, 36928, 37030, 37032, 37043. 37051.
37056, 37069.
Payment, method of, 20687, 21882, 22248.
Procedure in fining men, 37043.
Report of offences, 20669.
Return of fines to men, 37196.

Truck Act in relation to fining, 19920, 20693, 29953,
34989, 34996, 35002, 35637, 36483, 36488.



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Firenien» see title Inspection of Mines by Mines Officiala.

Fogg's Colliery : Accidents at, 29855, 29892, 30108i

Foreigners, Employment of :*

Accidents, number of in relation to, increased risk of
accidents, &c., 21274, 214l^9» 22863i^, 22871.
22876.
Ankylostomiasis, pos^ble introduction of, 20771 {par.

11), 21137, 21537.
America and Canada, foreigners passing on to from

Scotland, 22927.
Compensation, payment to, 22927.
. Conbractors, employment by, 21335.

Efficiency and discipline, 21449, 21683, 21854, 21970,
22863a, 22322, 22865, 22873, 22906, 23286,
25701.
Source from which most efficient men axe drawn,
22342.
English language, knowledge of, 20163, 21125, 21676,
21850, 22328, 22886, 22899, 22927, 23286, 25698,
35885.
Germany, Polish miners g(»ng to, 22916, 22920.
Isolation, extent to which practised, 22904.
Liking for the country, 22923.
Manner of introduction, 21^69, 21329, 21332, 22321,

22863a, 22868.
Names assumed, 21262.
Nationalities, 21671.

Number of, 21268, 21273, 21460, 21671, 22318,
22348 23284.
Bothweli Park'ColUery, 21273, 22863a, 22887.
Unskilled workmen, foreigners among, 20885,
21114, 21124.
Offences with which charged bafore Sheriff, 22347.
Period of work in Scottish mines, 22882, 22911,

22927.
Previous experience, 22912, 22922.
Races represented, 22863a, 22890.
Reading and writing their own language, 22872,

22898.
Snecial Rules, translation, posting up and circulation

of, 21129, 22863, 22871. 22889, 22897.
Trade Unions, membership of, 21454.
Wages. 21337, 21456, 22863a, 22864, 22924, 22927.
Welsh mines, 20163, 25694.
Wives and families, 22927.

Witnesses giving evidence, especially as to employ-
to ment of foreigners in Scotland, 22863a, 22911

Forest off Dean Miners, objection to eight hours* limit*
36503.

France :

Fines, system of, 19826.
Inspectors :

Appointment, method of, 20787.

Engineers, appointment as. objections to after

Courrieres disaster. 21010.
Nnniber of, in proportion to number employed,
20786.
Inspection of mines by men. cost of, manner in which

defrayed. 19892. 21541.
Timbering, method of, 25029, 25286,

One, see title Ventilation*

Qeneral Rules and suggestions as to amendments ;
Brakes, Rub 30 as to, 28176.
Detaching hooks and speed of winding. Rule 26 as to,

28171.
Engine-winderR, rules as to, 27713 {par, 4), 28167,

28178, 28185. 28360, 28394, 28435, 28451, 28641,

28771.
Haulage, rules as to, 19725, 19737, 28167, 28171,

28176, 28185, 28360, 28435, 28451, 28641, 28771,



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