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Residence, ]^lace of, 27100.
Working miners holding a certificate, appoint-
ment as additional assistant inspectors,
views as to wheUier desirable, 19621 (par.
1), 19630, 19639, 19643, 19659, 19663,
19814, 19863, 19995, 20204, 20216a (par.
2), 20241, 20248, 20253, 20476, 20502,
20591, 20636, 20788, 20799, 20986, 20999,
21025, 21161, 21192, 21197, 21210, 21218,
21232, 21325, 21371, 21617, 21628, 21928,
22061, 22073, 22087, 22090, 22097, 22170,
22278, 23256, 23419, 23435, 23465, 23543,
26832, 29666, 29672, 29984, 29987, 30003,
30008, 30149, 30151, 30162, 30292, 30311,
30413 (par, 1), 30417, 30419, 30429, 30574,
30668. 30676, 30688, 30817, 30827, 30897,
31169, 31213, 31385, 31393, 31629, 31636,
31643, 31654, 31666, 31839, 31924, 32003,
32357, 32360, 32476, 32649, 32983, 33299,
33453, 33459, 33468, 33471, 33500, 33507,
33510, 34072, 34207, 34354, 34362, 35073,
35079, 35274, 35297, 35300, 35382, 35387,
35396, 35492, 35601, 35509, 35608, 35630,
35706, 35813, 36064, 36067, 36216, 36376,
36381, 36443, 36521, 36590, 36594, 36748,
36807, 36921, 36925. 37188, 37190, 37264.
Bill promoted by Miners' Fedieration, 21031,

21042, 21157.
Number advocated, see sub-heading Number.
Owners' interests, protection of, in this event,

21025, 21044, 30003, 30014.
Salaries, see sub-heading Salaries.
Authority, see sub-heading Duties and Authority.
CSuef inspectors, appointment of, views as to, 30415,
30418,33464.
Deputy chief inspectors, appointment advocated,
33465 33475.
Clerical work, 32456, 32464, 33455, 33676, 33946,

35700.
Complaints as to incompetence or neglect on part of
inspectors. Board of Enquiry advocated to deal
with, 32372, 32690.



IntpMtors off Mints (HMiie Ofllce Iniptctort )—con<.

Complaints made to inspectors by workmen, 21215,.
21378, 23534, 23741, 25230, 29958, 30214, 30821,
33010.
Dangerous practices, withdrawal of men in event of,.

suggestions as to, 20206, 32379, 32701, 32704.
Deputy inspectors, qualifications of and work to be

done by, 33636.
Districts, size of, and desirability of reduction in size,
views as to, 19631, 19642, 19987, 20216a
(par. 2), 20244, 20898, 21322, 21760, 21928»
22271, 23261, 23683, 26733, 27098, 29669,
29983, 30146, 30415^ 30808, 31076, 31373,.
31383, 31541, 31547, 31579, 31591, 32347,
32350, 32354, 32369, 32451, 32465, 32969,
32977, 32981, 33091, 33306, 33308, 33445,
33460, 33898, 33946, 34088, 34865, 35491,
35494, 35698, 36520, 37256.
Diagram illustrating absence of proportion in size
of districts and number of inspectors, 33445.
Duties and authority of, 20206, 23784, 23792, 23866,
23882, 23964, 23970, 23975, 24038, 24042, 24049,
24224, 24411, 24458, 32379, 32701, 32704, 33812,
33889, 33896.
ironstone Mines, see that title.
Number of inspections and number desirable,
19849, 20091, 20216a (par, 1), 20220, 20464,
20471, 20478, 20499, 20646, 20657, 20782,
20907, 20979, 21013, 21192, 21200, 21388,
21397, 21404, 21727, 21745, 22074, 22943,
22949, 22986, 22995, 23022, 23251, 23353,
23359, 26658 (par, 13), 26732, 26741, 26801,
29662, 29677, 30813, 30893, 31377, 31840,
32347, 32351, 32352. 32457. 32962. 33494,
33796, 34066, 35300, 35307, 35375, 35495,
35632, 35704, 36211, 36221, 36591, 36646,
36691, 36694, 36719, 36918, 37185, 37261,
37277.
Bill proposing increased inspection, 21397.
Cases proving necessity for increased inspection,.

26732, 26734, 26736, 26799.
Managerial responsibfiity, possible effect of
increased inspection on, 20478, 21013, 21393,
26658 (par, 13), 26805, 31622, 31846. 33489,^
33942. 35704.
Number of inspectors and assistant inspectors, and
number desirable. 19621 (par. 1), 19629, 19635,
19639, 19642, 19882, 19986, 20089. 20216a,
(par, 2), 20223, 20234, 20243, 20248, 20253,
20771 (par, 1), 20779, 20783, 20786, 20897,
20900, 20922, 20999, 21160. 21321, 21326,
21592, 21629, 21757, 22061, 22073, 22087,
22167, 22270, 22428, 22949, 22985, 23249,
23255, 23261, 23264, 23356, 23464, 23543,
23676, 23691, 23684, 23740, 26658, (par. 13),
26734, 26740, 26832, 29661, 29669, 29980,
30008, 30143, 30413 (par, 1), 30414, 30425,
30807, 31165, 31213, 31373, 31380, 31411,
31535, 31585, 31591, 31600, 31997. 32003,
32347, 32349, 32359, 32452, 32467, 32473,
32476. 32969, 33298, 33306, 33312, 33323,
33445, 33468, 33949, 34064, 35300, 35373,
35381, 35491, 35686, 36216, 36578, 36584,
36918, 37185.
BUI promoted by Miners^ Federation, number
suggested in, 20784, 20902, 20977. 30144,
31535, 31539, 31585, 31600.
Diagram illustrating discrepancies in numbers

appointed to different districts, 33445.
Power of Secretary of State to appoint additional
inspectors, 30697.
Object of this inspection, 20462, 20493, 20591, 21725,

33629.
One man should examine one pit, 22160.
Oviners and workmen, attitude of inspectors towards,

29960.
Qualifications of inspectors, desirability of certificate
of competency, &c., 19860, 21381, 21590,
22170, 22273, 23419, 23424, 23435. 32129,
32309, 32332, 32337, 32365, 32369, 32650,
32657, 33300, 33500. 33519. 33629, 33635,
33645, 33655, 33668, 33784, 33810, 33915,
34365, 34519, 36522.
Board of Ezam^nen, suggestions as to, 32332,
32345, 32369, 32650, 32666, 32,676, 32651,
32666, 32671.
Re-examination periodically, suggestions as to,
32365, 32684
(See also sub-heading Assistant Inspectors; Working

Miners, Appointment of.)
Quarries, inspection in Wales, 27102.



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inipMtori of Mints (Nome' Office Intptctort)— conf.

Reports, 20054, 32464, 32466, 334&4.

Residence, place of, time spent in traveUing, &c.,
21619, 21023, 23689, 31644, 32001, 32463, 33006,
33900, 35689, 36061, 36122, 37255, 37259.

Responsibility, eartent desirable, and liability to
prosecution, views as to, 31612.

Retiring aUowance, 32368, 32686.

Safety Lamps, powers as to introduction of, see title
Safety Lamps, stib-heading Inspectors.

Salaries of, and suggestions as to salaries of additional
assistant inspectors, if appointed, 20241, 20788,
29672, 30423, 31390, 32362, 33473. 33476, 33673,
34073, 36073, 36386, 36508.

Shale Mines, 22843.

Surprise visits, desirability of, 20103, 20661, 20796,
22947, 23264, 30891, 31841, 31861, 31939, 33317,
33324, 34062.

System of inspection, 20664, 20668.

Telephonic communication, suggestion as to, 33901.

Value of this inspection, 31839.

Welsh language, knowledge of. desirable for inspectcrs

in South Wales, 26668 {par 13), 26732, 26875,

27008, 27064, 27103, 36067.

CJonferenoe illustrating, 26875, 27008, 27018, 27021.

Separate inspector for North Wales advocated,

27103.

Working miners, appointment of, as assistant inspec-
tors, see stib'heading Assistant Inspectors.

Imistone Mims :

Accidents :

Coroners' inquests, eee that svb-heading.

Fillers, smaU number of accidents to, 29011,

29476.
Inspection after, 29506, 29607, 29651.
Number of, 28877, 28900, 28946, 29357.
. Pillars, taking out, danger of accidents from^

* 29226, 29367, 29468.

Definition of " Creep," 29477.
Shot-firing, 28985, 29189.
{JSee also sub-heading Timbering.)
Blasting, see svb-heading Shot-firing.
Chargemen, duties and qualifications of, 29011,

29161, 29326, 29461, 29522, 29533, 29574.
Cleveland Miners* and Quarrymen's Association,

membership, 29055.
Coal mines and ironstone mines, difi'erence in conditions
in, 28913, 28984, 29493, 29534.
Experience in coal mines, extent to which valuable
in ironstone mines, 29208.
Coroners* inquests :

Accident in mine when assistant-deputy had been
left in charge, inquest after, 28927, 28932, 29132.
Reports on inspection of mines by men, use of,
at, 29277.
Depth of ironstone mines, 29227.
Deputies :

Adequate inspection, impossibility of, owing to
present size of districts, 29644, 29652, 29562,
29668, 29597, 29614.
Appointment of:

Efficiency or otherwise of men at present
appointed as deputies or assistant-
deputies, comments on, 28868, 28924,
28942, 28992, 29013, 29018, 29021,

29023, 29031, 29109, 29121, 29285,
29364, 29417, 29644, 29550, 29561,
29671.

Number of incompetent deputies, 29125.

Number of mines in which incompetent
deputies are appointed, 29014.
I Specific instances of mines in which

incompetent men are appointed, ques-
tions as to, 29048, 29151.

Unskilled men sent as assistant-s in

timbering, 28902, 29021, 29023, 29035,

29064, 29066, 29091, 29294, 29305,

29309, 29354, 29427, 29435, 29553.

Examination for, advocat^Ml, 28861, 29022,

29024, 29030, 29111, 29117, 29137,
29281, 29295, 29378, 29417, 29542,
29563.

Qualifications of candidates, 29214,
29219, 29385, 29542.
Method of appointment, 2901 7, 291 19.
Charge of mine as long as men remain in it,
appointment of competent deputy only
for, advocated, 28923, 28927, 29291,
^ 29299, 29440.

Accident when inexperienced man was left
in charge. 28926, 28927, 29132, 29442.



Ironttont Mints— c<m^.
Deputies — cont.

Duties of d^Pllties, 29428, 29432, 29470,

29532, 29533.
(See also sub-heading Timbering.)
Number of deputies, 29124, 29616.
Responsibility of, 28867, 29221, 29645.
System of inspection, 29597, 29599.
Timberi%, see thai sub-heading.
Two skilled men working together, 29571.
Drilling machines:
Kinds used, 29336.

Persons in charge of, 28950, 29316, 29616, 29674.
Dust, no difficulty from, in Cleveland mines, 29201.
Eston, "Greenhorns" employed at, 28892.
Fillers:

Accidents to, small number of, 29011, 29476.
Qualifications of, employment of unskilled men,
&c., 28965, 29004, 29460, 29470, 29476, 29486,
29515, 29526.
Work done by, 29483.
General Rules :

Timbering, General Rule 21 as to, 29067.
Unskilled men working alone. General Rule 39
as to, 28997, 29488, 29515, 29526.
Health of men in ironstone workings, 29192, 29198.
Inspection of mines by men :

Accidents, ii\^pection after, 29651.

Cost of, defrayed by Miners* Association, 29238,

29271.
Encouragement by Miners' Association, 29272.
Extent to which practised in ironstone mines,

28945, 29238, 29590, 29656.
Frequency with which made, 29267.
Qualifications of men for making inspection,

29239, 29274, 29628, 29639.
Reports, attitude of owners and managers as to,
&c., 29244, 29264, 29269, 29277, 29279, 29346.
29499, 29691, 29649.
Value of this inspection, 29244, 29343, 29498,
29626, 29649.
Inspection of mines by mines officials, 29308, 29428,
29532.
Before men begin work, 29567.
{See also sub -heading Deputies.)
Inspectors, Home Office :

Accidents, inspection after, 29605, 29607.
Adequate inspection impossible with present size
of districts and number of inspectors, 28968,
29256, 29259, 29340, 29418, 29511.
Cost of inspection, in event of appointment of

additional inspectors, 29261.
Notification to, of anything wrong in mine,

29610.
Number of inspections advocated yearlv, 29169,

29260, 29356, 29688.
Number of inspectors and number required,

28975, 29256.
Qualifications desirable for chief inspectors, 29184.
Surprise visits, 29606.
System of inspection, 29418.
Time occupied in making an inspection, 29268.
Working miners, appointment of, as additional
inspectors, advocated, 28970, 29171, 29234.
29246, 29340, 29425, 29602, 29589, 29619.
Manager's certificate of competency might

be held by, 29234.
Number required, 28975, 29266.
Salaiy, amount of, views as to, 28974.
Manager*s certificate of competency, miners holding,

29234.
Method of working ironstone mines, 28941, 28988,

29223, 29226, 29615, 29633, 29579.
Miners' nvstagmus, no difficulty experienced with,

29200.
Number of ironstone mines, and number of men
employed in Cleveland district, 29060, 29250, 29264.
Overman :

Absence of, deputy responsible in event of, 28867.
Back overman, duties and qualifications of, 28869,

28872, 29440.
Duties of, 29440.
Shot-firing in ironstone mines :
Accidents, 28985, 29189.
Amount of powder used, 28948, 28986.
Chargeman, duties and qualifications of, 28961,
29325, 29461, 29522, 29533, 29674.
Efficiency, comments on, 28959.
Drilling machines, 28950, 29316, 29336, 29616.
Examination of place after shots are put in, 29610.
Extent of, 28948.



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liMttont Mines— con/.
Shot-fii-ing— con/.

Health of men, effect oi shot-firing on, 29192.
Method of, 29190, 29522.

Persons firing shots, 28950, 29316, 29330, 29574,
29586.
Special Rules, ironstone mines :

Deputies, Special Rules as to, 28861, 28927,

28936, 28940, 29440.
Drilling machines, Rule 65 as to, 28950, 29325,

29339.
Timbering, Special Rules as to, 28867, 29068.
Exemption of Cleveland mines from rules as
to distances. 29361. 29392, 29411, 29446,
29455.
Stanghow :

Adequate inspection by deputy, impossible, owing
to size of district and appointment of unskilled
assistants, 29543, 29558, 29598, 29614.
Timbering in ironstone mines :

Accidents from falls of roof and sides, 28866,
28899, 28941, 28943, 29060, 29367, 29396,
29415, 29447, 29564.
Nature of tops and backs in relation to,

29216, 29312, 29368.
Working places, accidents most frequent in,
29081.
Deputies, duties of, in relation to, 28866, 28871,
28916, 29071, 29472, 29612.
Qualifications required for setting timber,

28914, 29303, 29312.
Time spent in timbering, 29432.
Training of man for setting timber, 28906,

29304, 29313.
Two skilled workers should go together;
practice of sending one skilled and one
unskilled man in certain mines, 28902,
29021, 29023, 29035, 29054, 29066, 29091,
29294. 29305, 29309, 29354, 29427, 29435,
29553.
Efficiency with which roads are timbered, 29082,

29373.
Examination of working places, 29071, 29075.
General and Special Rules as to, 28867, 29068:
Adequacy of, if carried out, 29075.
Exemption of Cleveland mines from Special
Rules as to distances, 29361, 29392, 29411,
29446, 29455.
Responsibility, excessive, 29546.
Slipping lypes, 29451.
Solid work not requiring timbering, 29450.
System of. 29079, 29229, 29366, 29397.

Iron baulks between last pair of timbers not
desirable, 29398.
Systematic timbering unnecessary in Cleveland
mines, 29364, 29397, 29413, 29453.
Unskilled men, employment of, 28892, 28897, 29460,
29470, 29475, 29515, 29526.

(See alao sub-heading Timbering— Deputies,
duties of.)
Ventilation :

Accidents from, rarity of; adequacy of ventila-
tion, Ac, 28947, 28988, 29197.
Deputies, duties and qualifications of, in relation
to, 28861, 28875.
Water in ironstone mines, 29202.

Lampty see Safety Lamps.

Lanarkthira : Witnesses giving evidence as to — ^Mr.
Gilmour and Mr. Kelly. {For separate indices to their
evidence, see Index IL



Special Rules:
Airways, travelling periodically, 31447.
Boilers, exammation after cleaning, 28561.
Haulage : Trailers or devils, 20336.
Ventilation, 25260.

Uncathirt and Oheshira : Witnesses giving evidence for—
Mr. Twist, Mr. Waring and Mr. Watson. (For separate
indices to their evidence, see Index II,)

Lancathira, Ohethire and North Walts Engintmen't and
Boilarmen't Federation :

Number of members, 26143 {par, 1), 26277.

Leasing of Mines and Plant, owner reserving a royalty by
way of rent, 36866.

Leetttm on Minini; 26821, 26824, 26840, 26958.

Leicestersliife : Witness giving evidence for— -Mr. Lovett.
{Fcr ff far ate index to his evidence, see Index II,)



Llanhilletby use of return airways as travelling ways^
34117, 34335, 34435.

Llwynypia, shaft accident at, 28836.

Lotliian, West : Witness giving evidence as to— Mr. J. Wilson.
{For separate index to his evidence, su Index II.)

MaeLaren Explosion :

Inspection by men after, under Rule 38, 34655.
Inspector's warning disregarded, 33908, 34574, 34618.
Investigation :

Coroner's inquest, extent of inquiry at, and

desirability of second inquiry under

Section 45, 19802, 19805, 34151, 34553»

34585, 34593, 34613, 34660.

Adequacy of, as regards investigation and

verdict, views as to, 34585, 34613, 34621.
Letter from Home Office in reply to demand

for second inquiry, 34618, 34681.
Publicity would be given by second inquiry,
34666, 34668, 34681.
Report by Mr. Martin and others to Home
Office, 34615, 34617, 34618, 34661, 34668»
34672.
{See also sub-heading Ventilation.)
Prosecution not enterea upon after, 33911, 34592^

34618, 34628, 34664.
Ventilation :

Condition shortly before explosion, 27049, 33907,

34576, 34661, 34679.
Conflicting opinions of experts on this point
and as to withdrawal of men, 34595, 34613,
34616, 34623, 34661, 34665, 34924, 34926.
Discovery of gas during inspection after explosion^
34557, 34618, 34635.
Report of, to men, but not to inspector,.
34645, 34657.
Fan, 34582, 34682.

Managers :

Act of Parliament relating to, incorporation in, of
certain rules in Indian Mines Act advocated, 33572»
Ambulance certificates for, advocated, 35946.
Appointment and dismissal of, 22368, 30248, 32877^

33579.
Certificate of competency :
Advantages of, 31832.
Adequacy of system, 23118, 23214, 23615, 35484^

36653.
Board of Examination, suggestions as to, 26658
{par, 11), 26863, 27001, 33615, 33619, 33621,
33863, 33880, 35951, 37170.
Cancellation or suspension of certificate, 19789,

20214, 31136, 31152.
Colliery Officials* Association :

Attitude of, as regards men training for

examination, 27904.
Members holding certificates, 37480.
Conditions of, qualifications required in candi-
dates, &c., 19869, 20001, 20044, 22094,
23221, 23449, 32129.
Medical examination of candidates not
required, 26598.
Fiery mines, knowledge of, 32552, 33115.
Introduction of, service certificates given to men,

28088.
Ironstone mines, 29234.

Local knowledge, importance of, and suggestions

as to local exaininations, 26865, 26871, 26992,

27025, 32446, 32449, 33107, 33112, 33626,

33866, 36106.

Marks in examination, 33872.

Metalliferous mines, absence of any certificate

for, 23221, 26631.
New South Wales, see that tide.
New Zealand, separate examination for, question

as to, 26627.
Notice should be given some time previously to

examination, 26713.

Number of men holding certificates, 22616,

23422, 23440, 24710, 24820, 27482, 27906,

35276, 35388, 35630, 35706, 35816, 36393,

37267.

Annual number of certificates granted, 19874

Second-class certificates, see title Under-manageiii,

sub-heading Certificates.
Shale mines, 22849.

Uniformity of standard advocated, varying
standard under present system, 26658 {par, 11),
26865, 26997, 27024^ 33107, 33111, 33624,
33866, 33868, 33879, 35948, 36054, 36100,
36104, 37172, 37174.



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Competenoy of managers, 23115, 23214, 23238, 23344,

36669, 36678, 36753.
Disoipliae, importayaoe of managers in relation to,

33558, 33798.
Duties of, 30232 :

Exoessive, alleged, 33570.
Number of pits under control of one manager,
see sub -heading Number.
Inspection of mines by men, attitude as to, see title
Inspection of Mines by Men, sub-heading Ownei's
and Manners, in relation to.
Number of pits under control of one manager, 20010,
29727, 29934, 30220, 30234, 33569, 33572, 33753,
33852, 36669, 36678.
Powers of, 33570, 33889.

Punishment for neglect of proper precautions and
for carelessness :
Fining, views as to, 20736, 21897, 30879, 32895,

35008, 36556, 37094.
Prosecution, 21896, 30878, 32174, 33818, 33889,
33903, 35650, 36554.
Failure of, instonces of, 31130, 31140.
Number of prosecutions, 21896.
Besponsibility and status of managers, and authority
of inspectors in relation to, &<>., 21013, 241 13, 241 15,
24433, 24439, 25361, 31604, 31876, 33817, 33889,
33902, 35325.
Qualifications, 22173, 23091, 23119, 32877, 33616,

33618, 33914, 34519.
Salaries, 21969.

Welsh language, knowledge of, desirable for managers
of Welsh mines, 27027.

Manboltt, see tide Haulage Accidents and Haulage
Boads, sub'heciding Prevention of Accidents — Man-
holes, provision.

MMll-tiiiiM, regulations as to, 26282, 33025, 34798, 34824,
34832.

i ltii ca l ExamiMtion before employment, 25781.

Mftallitaroilt MhMt, baths and clean and dry clothing,



facilities for, 22315, 24140.

IMhotf of Working in various collieries, 24775, 25263,
25646, 25662, 27106, 27161, 27493, 29925, 30395, 35792,
36084, 37140.

MiiMrt' Fftforatioii off Groat Britain, BiU proposed by, see

tide BiUs.
Minors' Fodoration Lodgo : Lectures to miners, 26658

(par. 4).

Minort' Nystagmus, use of safety lamps in relation to,
20418, 20451.

Hinistor of Minos, appointment of, suggestions as to,
20185, 33477, 33585, 33669, 33671.

Monmoiitfisliiro Oounty Oouncil Toelinioal Olassos, instruct
tion to miners, 35029.

MomnotttHsiiifo and Forost of Doan, SHCial Rulos, 25377
{pars. 4 and 5), 25485, 25501, 28663.

Momnoutlisliiro and Soutli Walos: Witnesses giving
evidence as to, see title South Wales and Monmouthshire.

Monmontiisiiiro and Sontii Walos Ooillory Examinors*
Association :

Nature of this Association, 25379.
Witness representing, 25377.

national Fodoration of Enginomon's Protsctivo Association :

Ck>nf erence :

President's speech on selection of persons for

training as enginemen, 26010.
Responsibility of enginemen for mistakes made
by apprentices, statement as to, 26040.
Number of members, and number of engine-winders,

26143 {par. 1), 26324.
Witness representing, 26143 {par. 1).

Mationai Fodoration of Enginomon's and Boilormon's
Auoeiationt of Groat BriUin :

Appeal for legislation approved by: Appendic II.,

page 476.
Witnesses representing, 25821, 26143.

Nationalisation of Minos, suggestion as to, 36354, 36506.

Now SoHtii Walos :

Area of mines, 26442, 26556.

Baths and other facilities for washing at pit-head,
impossible owing to shortage of water, 26035.



Now South Walos— cofi^'

Goal Mines Act, Pl'ovisions as to engine-winders^

26585, 26592, 26594, 26600.
Ck>al production of the Commonwealth practically
confined to, 26531.
Development of coal production, 26623.
Depth of Mines, 26445.
Engine-winders :

Certificate of competency required fw, objections
to, 26585, 26592, 26600.
Metalliferous mines, engine-drivers' require-
ments, difference in, 26605.
Transvaal, practice as to, 26608.
Medical examination, periodical, views as to»
26594.
Fines:

Objection'^ to fining, 26579.
Oflfences punished by, 26576, 26578.
Haulage accidents, prevention of, 26419, 26492.
Kembla explosion :

Cause of, uncertainty as to, 26451.
Course traversed by, and point of arrest — damp
or watered zone apparently traversed*
26352 {par. 2), 26397, 26438, 26446, 26458»
26566.
Naturally or artificially damp zone, question
as to, 26447, 26462.
Dust analysis, 26352 {par. 2), 26413.
Electric coal-cutters, use of, question as to, 26454.
Inspection and report by Witness after explosion,
26417.
Manager's certificate of competency, examination for :
Ambulance examination, 26517.
Board of examination, 26524.
Efficient managers who could not have passed

this examination, question as to, 26601.
Electricity, examination in, 26522.
Machinery, knowledge of, inclusion in, 26522»



Number of examinations and places at which

held, 26525.
Number of men gaming certificates more than

equal to demand, 26624.
Oral examination, practical knowledge of mining

required in, 26521.
Qualifications required of candidates, 26373,26378.
Experience in British or foreign mines, accept-
ance of, question as to, 26369, 26508.
Evidence of such experience, regulations

as to, 26375, 26380, 26509, 26612.
Other States of Commonwealth, ex-
perience in, not alwa3rs accepted,
26378, 26385.
Exclusion of candidates from other places

not practised, 26533.
Mining engineer, apprenticeship to, as alterna-
tive to equivalent period of employment
in mine, 26499, 26619.
Surveying, experience in, as equivalent for
experience in mines, question as to, 26500.
Technical coUege and classes, certificates
from, not accepted as equivalent to
experience in a mine, 26505.
Recognition, mutual, of English certificates, and
New South Wales certificates, suggestions
as to, 26352 {par. 1), 26358, 26389, 26584.
Character of examinations, 26359, 26366,
26393.
( Correspondence with English Govemmeot
as to, in 1903, 26352 {par. 1), 26365.
Notification of any cancellation of certificates

advocated, 26542.
Other States of Commonwealth not inchidsd

in this suggestion, 26393, 26628.
Present position as to, 26370, 26376, 26622.
Registration of certificates, 26536.
Method of working mines, 26444.
Mines Inspection Act of 1901, application to metal-
liferous mines, 26588.
Engine-winders, qualifications under, 26605.
Output in coal mines :

Largest output in New South Wales, question as

to, 26554.
Metropolitan Coal Company, Ltd., 26552.



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