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Special Rules— conf.

Electricity Rules, introduction of, 31904, 36946,

36956.
Engineers, 26831. 28663.
Engineman, winding. Special Rules as to, 25831,

25911, 25966, 25995.
Factory Act, appb'cation of similar procedure to in-
troduction of Special Rules, vie^i's as to, 33692,
33693, 33966.
Foreign languages, translation into, posting up, and

circulation of, 21129, 22863. 22871, 22889, 22897.
Inspection of mines by mines officials. Special Rules

as to, 26377 {pars. 4 and 6), 33622.
Introduction of, general suggestions as to, 19929,
206.56, 27191 {par. 6), 27241, 31904, 36621.
{See also syh-headings Advertisement ; Arbitration ;
Board for ; Factory Act ; Discussion, Objections,
and Su^estion).
Ironstone Mines, see that title.

Number of rules to be observed by st^allmen, under-
ground workmen and boys, 37066.
Ol^rvanoe of Special Rules, and knowledge and
comprehension of rules by men, 20054, 20059,
21469, 23592, 23643, 25377 {par. 7). 25608,
27247, 27511 {par. 5), 30413 {par. 6), 30883,
32886, 35587.
Breach of rules, information as to, punishment
of, 20619, 20627, 20669. 21987, 37032, 37043,
37051.
Objections, right of men to raise, before rules are
established, 21479, 21667, 21831, 22014, 30898,
31866.
Instances of ignoring of objections and sug-
gestions of men, 32613, 32601, 32805, 32843,
32859.
Veto, views as to, 20665, 20570, 20712, 23663,

30447, 30726.
{See also sub-heading Advertisement).
Suggestion of rules, views of witnesses as to :

By miners, 19948, 19950, 20721, 21570, 30140,

32866, 33962, 34097, 35444.
By owners, 26490, 26495, 26499, 30138, 30198,

32812, 32861, 33703, 33961, 33964, 36661.
By » Secretary of State, 19621 {par. 7), 19700,
19931, 23653, 30134, 32866.
Timbering, see that title.
Uniform application, rules for, 36946.

Spontaneous Combustion :

Fife district, 23336, 23473 :

Rescue apparatus, provision of. in relation to,
23478.
Small coal throwing into waste, danger increased by,

36366.
{See also title Ventilation, sub -heading Blackdamp
and Gob Fires.)

Spracsinf, regulations as to, 27078, 27156, 34600.

Staffordshire Mines :

Accidents in, Htatisiics as to, 36661, 36720, 36784.
Size of district and of mining population, 33266.

Proportion of lads becoming miners, 33260.
Size of mines, and average number of men employed
in a mine, 33284.

Staffordshire, South : Witness giving evidence for — ^Mr.
ManselL {For separate index to his evidence, see Index
//.)

Stallmen :

Definition, 24320.

Number of, 24100, 24167, 24320.

Qualifications, 37116, 37129:

Unskilled men, employment of, accidents caused
by, 33049, 33433.
Size of stall (number of men working), 241 59|'^

24168, 24318.
Timbering, undertaken by, 24160, 24164, 24170,
24323, 24330, 33049, 33433.

Stirlincshire : Witness giving evidence for— Mr. Webb.
{For separate index to Ms evidence, see Index II.)

SurveyorSi see title Plans.

Telephonic Communication, suggestions as to, 31863, 36208.

Temperature of Mines, 22621, 33119, 36875.

Thickness of Seams, 36686, 36728, 36789, 36811, 36897.

Timhering :

Accidents from falls of roof and sides, see title Accidents,
sub-heading Falls of Roof and Sides.



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Timberinf— conl.

Act of Parliament and General Rules, 19707, 19841,
20060, 21086. 22620, 24918, 24928, 26377 (par. 1),
25388, 30066, 32420.
Bill proposed by Miners* Federation, suggestion as to

timbering, 21086.
Chartermaster, system in relation to, 36662, 30715.
Chocking, systematic, suggestion as to, 29737.
Coal-cutting machinery, use of, in relation to, 23299,

23306, 23313, 26160, 32108.
Cogs, use of, suggestion as to, 31247.
Compulsory timbering, suggestion as to, 26206, 29737.
Consultation between managers and workmen advo-
cated, 19704, 19708.
Coi^tracts :

For packing roof down, not including timbering,

30407.
Reforms suggested, 23773.
Contractors, system of, 23989, 33413.
{See also avb-neading Chartermasters.)
Diagram i showing good and bad systems, exhibition of,

for instruction of men, advocated, 26880.
Difficulty with Home Office Inspector ae to, 36968,

36978, 37106.
Distances, 20060, 23783, 23792, 23882, 24007,
24049, 26024, 25178, 25198, 29737, 30342,
30405, 30616, 30968, 32420^ 33044, 34416,
34905, 34909, 35180, 35192, 35278, 35312,
35332, 36973.
Consultation with inspector as to, advocated,

23792, 23795.
Consultation with workmen as to, before decision
by manager, suggestion as to, 34510,
36279, 35312, 35332.
Arbitration in event of disagreement, 36322,

36333.
Responsibility in event of accident, 36326.
{See also svb'heading Systematic Timbering.)
Duplicate timbering as at Courrieres, su^estion as to,

30319, 30330, 30332, 30344, 30366, 30374, 30378.
Examiner, duties of, in relation to, 26644. '
Kxtent to which practised and extent desirable,
24117. 30341, 30461, 32059, 33848, 33973, 34192,
34499, 36686. 36732, 37212.
{See also sub-heading Systematic Timbering.
Inspection in relation to, 20397, j241 13, 32421, 33768,
33781, 36746, 36643.
Testing efficiency of long-standing timbering,
27364.
Ironstone Mines, see that title.

Lids, suggestions as to, 26392, 26883, 27126, 29745,
29943, 30064, 30319, 30331, 30345, 30361a, 30374,
30388.
Manager, responsibility of, views as to, 24113, 24115,

26361, 36325.
Night work, timbering done by shifters under certain

circumstances, 24496.

Person setting and person supervising, and views as

to whether appointment of special men is

desirable. 20136, 20396. 20771 {par. 6), 20849,

20856, 20941, 21068, 21073, 21246, 21260,

21501. 21647. 21662, 21665, 21834. 21839,

21996, 22127, 22218. 22252. 22373, 22636,

22604, 23297, 23309, 23323, 23467, 23608,

23644, 23761, 24114, 24160, 24164, 24170,

24323, 24326, 24330, 24489, 24633, 24694,

24822, 24918, 24946. 26119, 26123, 26196,

26221, 26377 {par. 2), 26547, 26724 {par. 3),

26741, 25772, 26880, 27203, 27263, 27270,

27299, 27309, 27383, 27489, 29962, 30066,

30081, 30100, 30349, 30407, 30477, 30610,

30960, 32058, 32065, 32108, 32192, 32414,

32421, 32530, 32817, 33049, 33433, 33759,

33781, 33982, 34266. 34268, 36258, 35260,

36617, 36699, 36720, 36849, 36008, 36076,

36079, 36646, 36684, 36729, 36968, 37116,

37129, 37303. 37365.

Advanced timber, setting, 36968.

Greater discretion to man himself as to setting

timber, views as to whether desirable,

30413 {par. 7), 30463. 30481, 30486, 30613,

30521, 30640, 30834, 34102, 34197, 34427,

34484, 34893, 34937, 36126, 36172, 35233,

36266, 36262, 36326, 36368, 36446, 37311,

37330.

Knocking out of timber by deputy if set by

miner without permission, possibility of,

30863, 34900, 34912, 35361.

Wages question in relation to, see svb -heading

Wages.

Ripping in relation to, 30400.



Timberinf— con^.

Shale Mines, see that title.
Sleepers, use of, 29948.
Special Rules : "

Accidents, number of, not apparently reduced by,

21283.
Amendment of, views as to whether desirable,
and M to working of rules, 19841, 19843, 23781,
23800, 31442, 31723, 31884, 31891, 32065,
32068, 32206, 36017.
Discussion with men, practice in this respect
and views as to whether desirable, 20065,
21280. 21921, 23688, 32066, 32071, 32209,
36332. 36017, 36636.
Distances, consultation of men as to, 34610,

36^9, 36312, 36332.
Lancashire, discussion before introduction in,
30366.
Gibbing of corks. Special Rule as to, 23734.
Introduction of, msthod of, 31908. 31913.
Letter from Secretaxy of State, 31917.
Observance and enforcement of, 211^, 22619,
23643, 31442, 31723, 31891, 32419, 32876,
36638.
Person setting, and person responsible for, &c.,
rules as to, 21992, 24926, 24931, 32202, 32420,
35286, 35330.
Supply of timber, Rules as to, and as to withdrawal
of man if place is dangerous and supply of timber
is insufficient, 22620, 24926, 24928, 24933,
30067, 32618, 32887, 36014, 36017, 36198,
37364, 37378.
Wages not increased in proportion to increased

work demanded by Special Rules, 32206.
Withdrawal of timber, rules as to, 24018,
32860.
Sprags :

Old props, sprags made out of, 27166.
Regulations as to spragging, 34600.
Supply of, by owners, suggestion as to, 27078.
Steel bars, suggestions as to, 25029, 26286.
Supply of timber :

Adequacy of, views on this point. 26377 {par. 1),
26392, 29948, 30064. 32068, 32640, 32818,
35286, 37129, 37280.
Additional supply sent in before inspector's

visit. 31852, 31939, S2171, 33204, 33406.
Withdrawal of men if supply is inadequate,
20059, 22619, 32618, 32844, 37280,
37380.
Length of timber supplied, 22611.
Lids and caps, 26392. 26883, 27126, 29745, 29943,
30064, 30068. 30319, 30331, 30345, 30351a,
30374, 30388, 30390.
Point to which timber should be brought, and
method of bringing timber iato mine,21086,
26732, 26736, 27155, 29743, 32887, 36014,
36198.
Height of roads in relation to, 30074.
Responsibility for, 24530, 24533, 30266, 37364,

37378.
Withdrawal of men if supply is defective, 20069,
22619, 32618, 32844, 37280, 37380.
Systematic timbering, views as to whether desirable,
. 19621 {par. 8), 20140. 20771 {par. 6), 20849,
23297, 23781, 23882, 24063, 30405. 30411,
30413 {par. 7), 30461, 30621, 30847, 32528,
33847, 33972, 34099, 34264, 34321, 34413,
34467, 34497, 34724, 34892, 35098, 36142,
35147, 35180, 35192, 35262, 35277, 36312,
35356, 36460, 36968, 37106, 37111, 37211,
37309, 37363.
Definition of systematic timbering, 37309.
Systems of timbering, 24678. 26029, 26286, 26377
{par. 1), 26724 {par. 3), 25740, 27072, 27104,
27160, 27167, 35446, 35599, 36719, 36724,
36849.
Duplicate timbering as at Courrieres, suggestion
as to, 30319, 30330, 30332, 30344, 30366,
30374, 30378.
" Tipping " system, eflfect of on efficiencnr of timber-
ing, 26702, 26756, 26788, 26794, 26979.
Wages question in relation to timbering. 20137, 21845,
21996, 22129, 22135, 22221, 22225, 22264, 22637,
22640, 22644, 23470, 23609, 23644, 23713, 23761,
23776, 27496, 30093, 32065, 32070, 32074, 32623,
32844, 34103, 34192, 34327, 34432, 34893, 34938,
36128, 35139, 35174, 35238, 35254, 36741, 36743,
37311, 37313, 37320, 37330, 37367, 37381.
With(kawal of men if place is insufficiently timbered,
20069, 22619, 32618, 32844, 37280, 37380.



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Withdrawal of timber, 23801, 23809, 23813, 24008,
24101, 24326, 24330, 24416, 24466, 24472,
24486, 24636, 24641, 24663, 24666, 24669,
24664, 24633, 24669, 24668, 24682, 24694,
24760, 24824, 24832, 26361, 26398, 26403,
32066, 32860, 33760.
Number of accidents from, 24760, 24832.

Timsbury Explosion, Coroner's inquest. Trade Union repre-
sented by counsel at, 32638.

TiriMiitwys Oollltry, Pontypool, accident caused by
defective winding rope, 34716, 34789, 34806, 34817,
34819.

Trains of Mon (underground trains) :
Accidents to, 30967, 30972, 30981.
Compulsion as to use of not practised, 30973.
Gradients, 30969.
Precautions taken, 30971.

Trams, see Wcigons.

Transvaal :

Commission on Safety Catches, report of, on accidents

caused by overwinding, 28236.
Engine- winders' certificates of competency, 26608,
27713 (par. 1), 27720, 27804, 28026, 28112.
Examination, outline of, 27724.

Travtlling Ways, see title Haulage Accidents and Haulage
Roads, sub-heading Prevention.

Tredogar, accident in engine-house, 28428, 28690, 28696.

Trimsavara, accident caused by defective coupling of
wagons, 31238.

Trolley- man, calling deputy away from other work to
remove obstructions, &c., 24438, 24466, 24627, 24717.

Truck Aetf provisions of, in relation to firing, 19S20, 20693,
29963, 34989, 34996, 26002, 36637, 36483, 36488.

Unior*Manafor :

Appointment by manager having control of several

mines, objections to, 33669.
Certificates, examination for :
Character of, 32886.
Local examinations advocated, 32446.
Marks for practical knowledge, 36064, 36094,
i 36186.

Qualifications of candidate— definition of "practi-
cal experience," 32129, 33669, 36069.
Viva-voce examinations, 32449.
Duties of, effect on, of decline of contractor system,

33371, 33413.
Status of, 24434, 24439.

Undorground Oommunlcations, rule as to in Indian I^Iines
Act, 33674.

Underground Trains, see title Trains.

United Engine-Keepers Mutual Protection Association,
Scotland, see title Enginemen (Winding), euh-heading
United Engine-Keepei-s, &c.

Unskilled Men, employment of, 20167, 20216a (par. 19),

20396, 20886, 20894, 21114, 21268, 26117, 26780,

27191 (par. 2), 27230, 30306, 30940, 31323, 32667,

32789, 33433, 34601, 34922, 36338, 36884, 36821,

37131.
Accidents in relation to, 26780, 30941, 31040, 31323,

31327» 33049, 33051, 33224, 33396, 36339, 36344,

36828, 36866.
Act of Parliament: Coal Mines Regulation Act,

General Rules, 20889, 20893, 24946, 26299, 26301,

26306.
Age limit after which man should not be allowed to

begin work in mines, 33227, 33439
Attitude of men as to employment of, 27464, 27627.
Bill proposed by Miners' Federation, clause as to* in,

21170.
Boys, employment of, see Boys.
Census placed before Eight Hours' Committee, 20886.
Certificate of competency as a preventive, views as to,

27307, 27444, 27449, 27611 (par. 4), 27626, 27686,

27606.
Charter-master system in relation to, 36822.
Classes from which drawn, 36831.
Competency of miners, views as to, 27612, 27707.
Contractors, employment by, 23716.



unskilled Men— con/.

Drawers or loaders, ^ployment of unskilled men as,
by ooUiers, 332^9, 33396.
Consent of manager necessary, 33242.
Friendly society Bta'tistics, as to,'3305l.
Ironstone Mines, see that title.
Leasing of mine by owner, probable introduction of

unskilled labour in event of, 36866.
Number of unskilled men that may work under one

skilled man, 20893, 24966, 26300.
Sbale Mines, 22849.

Working alone, prohibition, 24946, 26299, 26306,
27134, 27627.

Ventilation :

Act of Parliament regulating : Coal Mines Regulation
Act, General Rule 1 as to ventilation, views as to
and as to whether clearer definition of adequate
ventilation is possible or desirable, 22304, 24876,
26030, 26094, 26187, 25223, 26243, 26427, 26467,
26637, 26811, 26890, 27191 (par. 5), 27240, 27401,
27511 (par. 7), 27556, 27678, 33389, 33992, 34096,
34924, 35016.
Adequacy of ventilation, condition of mines as to,
21660, 21967, 22942, 22955, 23132, 23146, 23236,
25189, 25226, 25244, 31021, 31072, 31081, 31084,
31196, 32947, 33117, 36880, 36888, 36982, 36991,
36998, 37020, 37026.
Black damp and gob fires, 21652, 21864, 21945, 21954,
21960, 22298, 23136, 32948, 36880, 36882,
36884, 36887, 36895, 36897, 36998, 37020.
Health of miners, edect of black damp on, 21948,
23138.
Complaints as to, 25230, 5:5294.
Dilution of gas if found in small quantities, 26460,

25605.
Examination, measurement, record, &c., 19621 (par.
13), 22295, 22298, 25030, 25075, 25611, 26668
(par.S), 26685, 26810, 26826, 26860, 26888, 26933,
31090.
(See, also sub-heading Safety Lamps.)
Fan system, 25229, 28729.
Inspection of mines by men in relation to, 21228,

25237.
Ironstone mines, see that title.
Method of working mines in relation to, 37142.
Plan or diagram of, exhibition at surface advocated,

30413 (par. 12), 30471.
Responsibility for, and duties of officials in relation
to, &c., 24876, 26030, 26061, 26243, 25266, 26260,
26644, 26812, 27385, 31090.
Safety lamps, indications of gas furnished by, 26099,
26185, 25222, 25230, 26434, 26478, 26637,
26826, 26935, 27402, 31021, 34923.
Definition of a cpp, 27415.

Oil used and type of lamp, effect of, 24888, 24893,

24914, 26091, 26362 (par. 2), 26426, 26431,

26467, 26478, 26649, 27411, 27414, 34923,

36016.

Ordinary workmen ehould not be allowed to test

for gafl, 19761.
Uncertainty as to point at which cap of gas

becomes dangerous, 34924, 35016.
Withdrawal of men, signal for, 26549, 26687,
27043, 27407, 27655, 27679, 33117, 33998,
34050, 34924, 35016.
Shale Mines, see thai title.

Stopping oft practice as to in Black Country, 36889.
Sudden accumulation of gas, 25640
Westphalian Mines, standard in, 34006
White damp (carbon monoxide), 22305.
Withdrawal of men, if ventilation is defective, 26649,
26687,27043, 27407, 27556, 27679, 33117, 33998,
34060, 34924, 36016.

Wages:

Accidents, number of, in relation to : effect of piece-
work or day- wage systems, Ac., 20137, 20863,
21844, 22136, 22225, 22254, 22260, 22264, 22279,
22282, 22286, 23714, 27491, 27496. 36741, 36366,
36410, 36741, 36797. (See also tiUe Timbering,
avb-heading Wages).

Firemen or deputies*, 20049, 20825, 20927, 21665,
21816, 21864, 21868, 21870, 21967, 22242, 22353.
22365, 22960, 23275, 23280. 23,458, 23,460, 23509,
23518, 23702, 24119, 24671, 24673, 24676, 24712,
24748. 24754, 25572, 25631, 30314, 33362, 35895,
37373.

Method of payment, Lanarkshire, 21337. ^

Minimum wages, 36407.

Safety-lamp mines, wages in, 19831, 21177, 21189,
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Timbering, wages question in relation to, eet title

Timbering, anb-heading Wages.
Under officials, wages of, 35895.

Wagons :

Balance wheel, 29793, 29888.

Couples and shackles, 31226, 31238, 31298, 35289.

Guards or handles on, 27092, 27136.

Loading, 19621 (par. 10), 19741, 20069, 20604, 35110,

35157.
Painting with luminous paint, suggestion as to, 36037.
Position of driver or haulier, 20151, 35593.
Repair of, 35111.

Riding on, 27668, 30916, 30966, 31311, 31347, 36588.
Runaways, prevention, 19732, 20146, 20216a (para. 12
and 13), 20334, 20337, 20341, 20768, 20768,
20771 (par. 7), 20886, 20870, 21256, 21267,
21687, 22490, 22494, 22577, 22968, 22971,
23830, 23840, 23928, 23935, 24068, 25016,
25346, 25361, 29787, 30125, 30264, 30913,
31231, 31241, 31300.
Clips, illustrations of, 23830, 23836, 23932.
Jigs and lockers, 30170.
Scotches, 29787, 29889, 30169.
Trailer and devil, 30123, 30912.
Size of wagons, 29802.
T^pe of wagons, 19621 (par. 10), 19741, 20070, 20216a

(par. 18), 20392.
(See alao titte Haulage.)

Waiss:

North Wales : Witnesses giving evidence as to —
Mr. Hughes, Mr. Thomas and Mr. Watson. (For
aeparate indices to their evidence, see Index II).

Soutib Wales : Witnesses giving evidence as to — see
titles South Wales and MonmoutJishire.

Wallingford Colliary, Midlothian, engine-winders' dispute,
employment of unskilled men during, 27713 (par. 1),
27742, 27873, 27912.

Wator for drinking purposes, 22502, 22852, 22857, 22982,
23104, 23123, 23127.

Wattr Supply in relation to provision of baths, 35905.

Wattriitg in Minos :

Compulsory, views as to, 26352 (par. 2).

Extent to which dust can be cleared away hf, 26352

(par. 2).
Haulage roads, watering, views as to, 33064.
New South Wales, see that title.
Zones watered, 26362 (par. 2)



Wost Lothian Goal Minors'

senting — ^Mr. J. Wilson.
evidence, see Index II.)



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Wostorn Valley Colliory,

sides, 34900, 34912.



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Westphallan Mines, standard of ventilation in, 34006.

Whrtohaven Collieries :

Haulage accident at, 36026.

Inspection of mines by men, report as to gas, alleged

not to have been sent to inspector, 36117.
Station beyond which men must not pass until

examination has been made, breach of rules as to

36129.

Wigan Coal and Iron Company's Works, Training of
engine-winders at, 26953, 26006, 26218.



Withdrawal off

In event of suspected danger, suggestion as to powers

to inspector, 32379, 32701.
Timbering, insufficient, withdrawal in event of, 20059,

22619, 32618. 32844, 37280, 37380.
(See also title Ventilation, sub-heading Withdrawal.)

William Pit :

Dust in, 36136.
Explosion in, 36144.
Shot-firing, question as to, 36141.

Windinc Cnginemen, see title Enginemen (Winding
Enginemen).

WIngate Colliery Explosion, rescue work at, 36486.

Women :

Employment of, 22660, 22656, 34827.

Hours of work, 34828.
Sanitary conveniences, 22664.



Worcestershire,

Mr. Mansell.
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East : Witness giving evi'lenoe for—
(For separate index to his evidence, see



Yorkshire : Witnesses giving evidence as to— Mr, Guest,
Mr. Pickering and jftr. Smith. (For separou indices
to their evidence, see Index II.)

Yorkshire Miners' Association :

Number of members, 31993.

Witnesses giving evidence for, 31366, 31991.



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ADAM80N, Mr. Wi LLi AM, Assistant Secretary. Fife
and Kinross Miners' Association. {See questions
23227—23518,)

Aceldentt :

Goal -cutting machinery, number of accidents

probably increased by, 23502.
Haulage accidents, prevention, compulsion as

to advocated, 23332.
Investigation under Fatal Accidents Enquiry
(Scotland) Act :
Adequacy of, views as to, 23339, 23416.
Second enquiry, right of demanding, 23341,
23415.

AnkylMtomiatis :

Conditions in Fifeshire favourable to propagation

of, question as to, 23489.
Sanitary condition of mines, 23491.
Sanitary conveniences, question as to, 23496.

Bill promoted by Miners' Federation, clause as to
investigation of accidents, second enquiry, 23341.

Brown, Mr., or Mr. Wilson, evidence of, reference to,
23384.

Coal-ciittinc MachliMry:

Accidents, number of, probably increased by

use of, 23502.
Increased use of, in Fife, 23300.
Timbering system in relation to, 23299, 23306,

23313.

Dtep Minos, coal supplies of the future in Fife will
probably be drawn from, 23234.

Diiclpllno : \

Character of Fife miners as to, 23283, 23286.
Trade Union officials, encouragement by, 23294,
23347.

Dust in mines, increase of, by use of coal-cutting
machinery, 23507.

Finos:

Agreement between men and officials as to,

23498.
Dismissal as alternative, 23499.
Objections to, and suggestions as to abolition of,

23295, 23499.

Firomon, see title Inspection of Mines by Mines
Officials.

Foroignors :

Discipline, 23286.

English language, knowledge of, 23286.

Number employed in Fife, 23284.

Haulaco Aocidonts, prevention, compulsion as to
advocated, 23332.

Inspoction of Minos by Mon :

Object of this inspection, 23383.
Owners and managers:

Attitude of, possible effect on man making
adverse report, 23271, 23389.

Interests of, protection of, views as to.



Qualifications of men making inspection :

Disputes between owners and men : Inspec-
tion by agent of Miners* Union in event
of, 23393.
Extension to include men who have been
practical working miners, advocated,
23267. 23382, 23454.

Inspootion of Minos by Minos OMoials :

Dismissal of fireman by manager, objeotionB to,
and suggestion as to GoYeimnent control.



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Inspootion of Minos by Minos Offloials— cotU.

Dismissal of fireman by manager — covU,

Report, adverse, might possibly lead to

dismissal, 23512.
Besponaibility of manager in this event,
views as to, 23372.
Districts, size- of, decrease advocated, 23323,

23331, 23468.
Duties other than inspection performed by
firemen, and views as to limitation,
23321, 23324, 23326, 23515, 23518.
Timbering, supervision by, advocated, 23323.
Importance of firemen, 23282, 23367.
Qualifications of firemen, class of men appointed,
desirability of certificate, &c., 23241, 23273,
23278, 23361, 23458, 23515.
Wages of firemen as compared with colliers,
23275, 23280, 23458, 23460, 23509, 23518.

inspsetors, Homo Offico :

Adequacy of inspection by, views on this point,
and as to what constitutes adeK^uato
inspection, 23245, 23248, 23354.
Number of times that Witness has seen
inspectors inspecting, 23246.
Assistant surveyor, assistant manager or chief
engineer, appointment as Government in-
spectors undesirable, 23424.
Districts, size of, and suggestion as to decrease,

23261.
Number of inspections desirable, 23251, 23353,

23359.
Number of inspectors, increase advocated, 23249,
23255, 23261, 23464.
Number proposed, 23264, 23356.
Surprise visits, 23254.

Working miners, men who have had experience
as, appointments as additional inspectors
advocated, 23256, 23419, 23424, 23465.

Manag ors :

Efficiency, increased, demanded by recent mining
developments in Fife, 23238, 23344.

Managors' Gortiflcato of Gompotonoy :

Number of practical miners holding, 23422,

23440.
Qualifications of candidates, 23449.

Prosocutions :

Advantages of, 23291, 23295.
Expenses of defence only paid by Union when
man is supposed to be wrongly charged, 23292.
Number of, 23289.

Qnalilloations of Witness, 23227, 23243, 23343.

Roscuo Apparatus, importance of provision of in
mines subject to spontaneous fires, 23478.



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