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THE LAW

RELATING TO

COLLIERIES AND COLLIERS.

LONDON: PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO., NEW-STREET SQUARI

AND PARLIAMENT STREET

A HANDBOOK OF

THE LAW AND LEADING CASES

RELATING THERETO.

BY

JOHN COKE FOWLER, ESQ.

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE GLAMORGANSHIRE SESSIONS, AND

STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE OF SWANSEA.

THIRD EDITION,

WITH THE COAL MINES REGULATION ACT OF 1872,

AND A NEW PREFACE.

· LONDON:

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
LONDOX: PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO., NEW-STREET SQUARA

AND PARLIAMENT STREET

PREFACE

TO

THE THIRD EDITION.

It has been thought desirable to publish a new edition of this work, in order to enable purchasers to possess the new Code of Collieries. The alterations made in the law relating to that kind of property by the Act, 35 & 36 Victoria, chapter 76, are so numerous and important, that a work on collieries which does not include the new statute would henceforth be of little service. The whole of the former Act, 23 & 24 Victoria, chapter 151, which was inserted in the two former editions, has been repealed so far as it relates to collieries. The present Act contains new regulations relating to the employment of women, young persons, and children ; prohibits the payment of wages in public-houses ; enacts regulations for weighing the coal gotten ; prohibits single shafts, with certain exceptions; and regulates the division of

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