Conditions in the Coal Mines of Colorado; In the Matter of the Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Mines and Mining, House of Representatives, Sixty-Third Congress, Second Session, Pursuant to House Resolution 387,

Conditions in the Coal Mines of Colorado; In the Matter of the Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Mines and Mining, House of Representatives, Sixty-Third Congress, Second Session, Pursuant to House Resolution 387,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...to any individual company, but I took occasion to investigate it, and I found that in the three or four weeks that had elapsed we had discharged two men; one of them for violating, in a very serious Way, some of the rules of the camp established for the men's safety, and the other one for viciously, as they term it at the mines, beating up a mule. I state that, thinking it may save some cross-examination on that question. But What seems to us to be a conclusive response to the charge of lack of law enforcement, and as demonstrative of the insincerity of the parties making the charge, is the fact that no rosecutions have been instituted and no com laints made against t e companies, or their ofiicers, agents, or emp oyees, charged with the violation of any of these statutes. The statutes imposed severe penalties for the violation thereof. If these peo 1e are affected b the noncompliance with the statutes, why don't they avail themse ves of the remedies held out by the law, instead of involving the community in warfare? True, the may respond to this, in keeping with their usual malodorous wai s, that they can not hope for any relief from the courts. They have only assailed the integrity of the courts in two counties, Las Animas and Huerfano. The coal companies are doing business in seven or eight counties in the State; and certainly it can not be claimed that all the officers and the courts of all these counties are corrupt. Nor has it been charged that the Federal court is corrupt or partial. Why, then, don't they seek relief in one of those courts having jurisdiction of the subject matter? Their acquiescence demonstrates that the conditions were satisfactory until the hour arrived for the execution of the plans they have been...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677843X
  • 9781236778437