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STATE GOVERNMENT. 171

The Governor appoints nine members of the Board, five of whom
shall be women, three for 2 years, three for 4 years, and three for 6
years, and as these terms expire successors are appointed for six years.
(Ch. 843,1914.)

The Board shall always be non-partisan and non-sectarian and the
number of women directors thereon shall never be less than five.

The above Board is charged with the duty of securing a site in the
country and proceeding with the erection thereon of such buildings as
may be necessary, which are to be built under the plan. known as the
Cottage System, and are for the reception and care of white females
under the age of twenty-one years, who shall have been committed to it
by any judge or Justice of the Peace of the State. The Commission
is authorized to hold such females under such commitments until they
shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years, but no girl shall be com-
mitted to this institution because she has no home, or because of poverty.

STATE INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT COMMISSION.
Equitable Building, Baltimore.

Name. Term Expires. Postoffice.
Commission:

Charles D. Wagaman, Chairman. .1918. .............. ..Hagerstown
Fames Higgins. ................ 1916...................Baltimore
Robert E. Lee. ............... ..1920. ................ ..Baltimore

Governor appoints three, not more than two of whom shall be of the
same political faith, one for 6 years, one for 4 years, and one for 2 years,
and as these terms expire the successor is appointed for 6 years. The
Governor designates the Chairman. (Ch. 800, 1914.)

The State Industrial Accident Commission is charged with the duty
of administering the Workmen's Compensation Law. The law provides,
first, for the payment of compensation to employees injured in certain
extra-hazardous employments, and to their dependents in case of death;
second, for all employers in such occupations shall secure the payment
of such compensation by insuring their liability in a stock company, or
the State Accident Fund, or by proving to the satisfaction of the Com-
mission their financial ability to pay the compensation direct.

The business of the Commission is to administer to the Workmen's
Compensation Act and involves determining what occupations are in-
cluded, receiving reports of accidents, receiving, investigating and ad-
judicating claims arising under the Act. Hearings are held in contested
cases. In addition to these duties, the Commission administers to the
State Accident Fund, which is operated by the Act, us one of the methods
by which employers must insure.

STATE EDUCATIONAL SURVEY COMMISSION.

Name. Postoffice.
' Commission:

B. Howell Griswold............................... Baltimore City
Dr. J. McPherson Scott....................... Washington County
Albert W. Sisk.................................. Caroline County

 

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