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STATEMENT OF THE MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE. The managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 2958) to amend an act entitled “An act providing for publicity of contributions made for the purpose of influencing elections at which Representatives in Congress are elected” submit the following written statement in explanation of the action agreed upon and recommended in the accompanying conference report:

The first two lines of H. R. 2958 as it passed the House reads: That sections five and six of an act entitled “An act providing for publicity of contributions made," etc.

Senate amendment No. 1 strikes out “and" after the word “five" and Senate amendment No. 2 inserts “and eight” after the word “six," in the language above quoted. These amendments are made necessary by reason of the fact that the bill as it passed the House only amended sections 5 and 6 of the publicity act while Senate amendment No. 4 amends section 8 of said act also. These two amendments make the first two lines of the bill read:

That sections five, six and eight of an act entitled “An act providing for publicity of contributions made," etc.

The House recedes from its disagreement to Senate amendments Nos. 1 and 2 and agrees to the same.

Senate amendment No. 3 strikes out "third" in line 5 page 2 of the bill and inserts “sixth”, the effect of this amendment being to require committees operating in two or more States to file a supplemental statement of receipts and disbursements every sixth day after the first preelection statement instead of every third day, as provided in the bill as it passed the House. The House recedes from its disagreement to Senate amendment No. 3 and agrees to the same.

Senate amendment No. 4 amends section 8 of the publicity act. Section 8 of existing law provides that certain persons, not candidates, may incur "all personal expenses for his traveling and for purposes incidental to traveling, for stationery and postage, and for telegraph and telephone service without being subject to the provisions of this act.'

Senate amendment No. 4 is really a substitute for the present section 8 of the law. It inserts

necessary" before the words personal expenses.” and omits the phrase "and for purposes incidental to traveling” after the words "expenses for his traveling."

The House recedes from its disagreement to Senate amendment No. 4 and agrees to same.

Senate amendments Nos. 5 and 6 constitute a new section to the publicity act, to be known as section 8 of said act.

These amendments require publicity of campaign contributions and expenditures by all candidates for nomination and election to the oflices of Representative and Senator in the Congress of the United States, before and after nomination and election, and applies to nominations at primary elections or nominating conventions,

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and to indorsements or nominations or elections at general or special elections and to elections by legislatures,

The conferees agreed upon many minor amendments to Senate amendment No. 5, including the merging of the substance of Senate amendment No. 6'into said amendment No. 5.

The conferees also agreed upon an amendment to Senate amendment No. 5 exempting certain necessary personal expenses from the provisions of the new section to said act, including charges or fees imposed upon candidates by the law, expenses of travel and subsistence, stationery and postage, writing or printing and distributing letters, circulars and posters, and for telegraph and telephone service.

As agreed upon and recommended by the conferees the Senate amendment No. 5 is in form a substitute for the original Senate amendment. It proposes a new section, to be known as section 8 (Senate amendment No. 5) of the publicity act, which will read as follows:

Sec. 8. The word "candidate” as used in this section shall include all persons whose names are presented for nomination for Representative or Senator in the Congress of the United States at any primary election or nominating convention, or for indorsement or election at any general or special election held in connection with the nomination or election of a person to fill such office, whether or not such persons are actually nominated, indorsed, or elected.

Every person who shall be a candidate for nomination at any primary election or nominating convention, or for election at any general or special election, as Representative in the Congress of the United States, shall, not less than ten nor more than fifteen days before the day for holding such primary election or nominating convention, and not less than ten nor more than fifteen days before the day of the general or special election at which candidates for Representative are to be elected, file with the Clerk of the House of Representatives at Washington, District of Columbia, a full, correct, and itemized statement of all moneys and things of value received by him or by anyone for him with his knowledge and consent, from any source, in aii or support of his candidacy, together with the names of all those who have furnished the same in whole or in part; and such statement shall contain a true and itemized account of all moneys and things of value given, contributed, expended, used, or promized by such candidate, or by his agent, representative, or other person for and in his behalt with his knowledge and consent, together with the names of all those to whom any and all such gifts, contributions, payments, or promises were made for the purpose of procuring his nomination or election.

Every person who shall be a candidate for nomination at any primary election or nominating convention, or for indorsement at any general or special election, or election by the legislature of any State, as Senator in the Congress of the United States, shall, not less than ten nor more than fifteen days before the day for holding such primary election or nominating convention, and not less than ten nor more than fifteen days before the day of the general'or special election at which he is seeking indorsement, and not less than five nor more than ten days before the day upon which the first vote is to be taken in the two houses of the legislature before which he is a candidate for election as Senator, file with the Secretary of the Senate at Washington, District of Columbia, a full, correct, and itemized statement of all moneys and things of value received by him or by anyone for him with his knowledge and consent, inim any source, in aid or support of his candidacy, together with the names of all three who have furnished the same in whole or in part; and such statement shall contain a true and itemized account of all moneys and things of value given, contributed, expended, used, or promised by such candidate, or by his agent, representative of other person for and in his behalf with his knowledge and consent, together with the names of all those to whom any and all such gifts, contributions, payments, or promises were made for the purpose of procuring his nomination or election.

Every such candidate for nomination at any primary election or nominating movention, or for indorsement or election at any general or special election, or for election by the legislature of any State, shall, within fifteen days after such primary election or nominating convention, and within thirty days after any such general or special election, and within thirty days after the day upon which the legislature with the Secretary of the Senate, as the case may be, a full, correct, and itemized statement of all moneys and things of value received by him or by anyone for him with his knowledge and consent, from any source, in aid or support of his candidacy, together with the names of all those who have furnished the same in whole or in part; and such statement shall contain a true and itemized account of all moneys and things of value given, contributed, expended, used, or promised by such candidate, or by his agent, representative, or other person for and in his behalf with his knowledge and consent, up to, on, and after the day of such primary election, nominating convention, general or special election, or election by the legislature, together with the names of all those to whom any and all such giits, contributions, payments, or promises were made for the purpose of procuring his nomination, indorsement, or election.

Every such candidate shall include therein a statement of every promise or pledge made by him, or by anyone for him, with his knowledge and consent or to whom he has given authority to make any such promise or pledge, before the completion of any such primary election or nominating convention or general or special election or election by the legislature, relative to the appointment or recommendation for appointment of any person to any position of trust, honor, or profit, either in the county, State, or Nation, or in any political subdivision thereof, or in any private or corporate employment, for the purpose of procuring the support of such person or of any person in his candidacy, and if any such promise or pledge shall have been made, the name or names, the address or addresses, and the occupation or occupations of the person or persons to whom such promise or pledge shall have been made, shall be stated, together with a description of the position relating to which such promise or pledge has been made. In the event that no such promise or pledge has been made by such candidate, that fact shall be distinctly stated.

No candidate for Representative in Congress or for Senator of the United States shall promise any office or position to any person, or to use his influence or to give his support to any person for any office or position for the purpose of procuring the support of such person, or of any person, in his candidacy; nor shall any candidate for Senator of the United States give, contribute, expend, use, or promise any money or thing of value to assist in procuring the nomination or election of any particular candidate for the legislature of the State in which he resides, but such candidate may, within the limitations and restrictions and subject to the requirements of this act, contribute to political committees having charge of the disbursement of campaign funds.

No candidate for Representative in Congress or for Senator of the United States shall give, contribute, expend, use, or promise, or cause to be given, contributed, expended, used, or promised, in procuring his nomination and election any sum, in the aggregate, in excess of the amount which he may lawfully give, contribute, expend, or promise under the laws of the State in which he resides: Provided, That no candidate for Representative in Congress shall give, contribute, expend, use, or promise any sum, in the aggregate, exceeding five thousand dollars in any campaign for his nomination and election; and no candidate for Senator of the United States shall give, contribute, expend, use, or promise any sum, in the aggregate, exceeding ten thousand dollars in any campaign for his nomination and election: Provided further, That money expended by any such candidate to meet and discharge any assessment, fee, or charge made or levied upon candidates by the laws of the State in which he resides, or for his necessary personal expenses, incurred for hiinself alone, for travel and subsistence, stationers and postage, writing or printing (other than in newspapers) and distributing letters, circulars, and posters and for telegraph and telephone service, shall not be regarded as an expenditure within the meaning of this section, and shall not be considered any part of the sum herein fixed as the limit of expense and need not be shown in the statements herein required to be filed.

The statements herein required to be made and filed before the general election, or the election by the legislature at which such candidate seeks election, need not contain items of which publicity is given in a previous statement, but the statement required to be made and filed after said general election or election by the legislature shall, in addition to an itemized statement of all expenses not theretofore given publicity, contain a summary of all preceding statements.

Any person, not then a candidate for Senator of the United States, who shall have given, contributed, expended, used, or promised any money or thing of value to aid or assist in the nomination or election of any particular member of the legislature of the State in which he resides shall, if he thereafter becomes a candidate for such office, or if he shall thereafter be elected to such office without becoming a candidate therefor, comply with all of the provisions of this section relating to candidates for such office, so far as the same may be applicable; and the statement herein required to be made, verified, and filed after such election shall contain a full, true, and itemized account of each and every gift, contribution, expenditure, and promise, whenever made, in anywise relating to the nomination or election of members of the legis lature of said State, or in anywise connected with or pertaining to his nomination and election of which publicity is not given in a previous statement.

Every statement herein required shall be ve ified by the oath or affir.nation of the candidate, taken before an officer authorized to administer oaths under the laws of the State in which he is a candidate, and shall be sworn to or affirmed by the candidate in the district in which he is a candidate for Representative, or the State in which he is a candidate for Senator in the Congress of the United States: Provided, That if at the time of such primary election, nominating convention, general or special electi in, or election by the State legislature said candidate shall be in attendance upon eithHouse of Congress as a Member thereof he may at his election verify such eiatements before any officer authorized to administer oaths in the District of Columbia: Proridad further, That the depositing of any such statement in a regular post office, directed to the ('lerk of the House of Representatives or to the Secretary of the Senate, as the case may be, duly stamped and registered within the time required herein, shall be deemed a sufficient filing of any such statement under any of the provisions of this act.

This act shall not be construed to annul or vitiate the laws of any State, not directly in conflict herewith, relating to the nomination or election of candidates for the offices herein named, or to exempt any such candidate from complying with such State laas.

The title is amended so as to read: An act to amend an act entitled "An act providing for publicity of contributions made for the purpose of influencing elections at which Representatives in Congress are elected” and extending the same to candidates for nomination and election to the offices of Representative and Senator in the Congress of the United States and limiting the amount of campaign expenses.

The Senate recedes from its amendment No. 6, the same as agreed upon having been embodied in amendment No. 5.

It is recommended that the amendment of the Senate changing the title of the act as amended in conference be agreed to.

W. W. RUCKER,
M. F. CONRY.

M. E. OLMSTED,
Managers on the part of the House.

, J HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

COMPENSATION TO CERTAIN EMPLOYEES OF THE UNITED STATES

FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED IN COURSE OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT.

August 17, 1911.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Foster of Illinois, from the Committee on Mines and Mining,

submitted the following

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The Committee on Mines and Mining, having had under consideration House bill No. 13570, and having considered the same, recommends that said bill do pass.

The purpose of this legislation is to extend the provisions of the act approved slay 30, 1908, referred to in the bill, to employees under the Bureau of Mines, said bureau having been established since the passage of said act. The committee believes that this legislation is in pursuance of a sound and just policy on the part of the Government toward such of its employees as are engaged in hazardous enterprises.

The act of May 30, 1908, is given in full.

(Public-No. 176.)

(H. R. 21844.) AN ACT Granting to certain employees of the United States the right to receive from it compensa

tion for injuries sustained in the course of their employment. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That when, on or after August first, nineteen hundred and eight, any person employed by the United States as an artisan or laborer in any of its inanufacturing establishments, arsenals, or navy yards, or in the construction of river and harbor or fortification work or in hazardous employment on construction work in the reclamation of arid lands or the management and control of the same, or in hazardous employment under the Isthmian Canal Commission, is injured in the course of such employment, such employee shall be entitled to receive for one year thereafter, unless euch employee, in the opinion of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, be sooner able to resume work, the same pay as if he continued to be employed, such payment to be made under such regulations as the Secretary of Commerce and Labor may prescribe: Provided, That no compensation shall be paid under this act where the injury is due to the negligence or misconduct of the employee injured, nor unless suid injury shall continue for more than fifteen days. All questions of negligence or misconduct shall be determined by the Secretary of Commerce and Labor.

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