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other labor craft, for the good of the
labor caiwo and to provont defeat of
' organized labor In tho coal mlhoii. will
lK willing to nso all of tho powers of
porsuaulon wjith tho mlno labor officials
tqward sottlemcnt. At tho samo Umo
it Is hoped toy tho samo reasons to
mm nuno lauor icauers in a mora re
ceptlvo mood. They could compro
mlse by bowing gracefully to the
power of Government and thus avoid
any chnncb of defeat of the strlko
Strike Ftinil la Tied Up.
Official Washington Is still without
any comprehensive analytical report as
tothe full extent of tho strike either
In tho effect upon coal production or
mo numDer ot men who havo left the
mines. Detailed reports that will give
a .complete .survey of tho entire sltua
Hon by experienced men were being re
colwd to-night by the Ilallroad Admin
titration. They will be coordinated for
consideration of the Cabinet meetlnir to.
morrow. In the meantime they will not
oo maae public. Whether or not they
are to bo given to the newspapers will
be determined at the meeting.
The Imposing of silence and Inaction
upon the leaders In IndlanaDolls. accord
lng to reports to the Department of Jus
tice, Is a heavy factor In the situation.
Protests already are being received by
the department against the tying up of
strike benefits. The huge war chest of
uiej miners, said to contain approxi
mately $11,000,000, was In custody of
UnUrnatlotml officers. Under th r.
straining order issued by Judge Ander
son tho funds cannot be used or dis
tributed in any way in connection with
thai strike, and the strikers are denrlvrd
of these benefits and store credit at the
Reports from all of the coal fields In
dicate that private stores as well as
company stores have withdrawn credit
uom men who are on strike.
'This situation, taken with tlm tat.
tnent by tho Locomotive Engineers, one
of the most powerful brotherhoods or
ganization, lends itself, officials believe,
to an opportunity for conciliation and
settlement of the strike.
Conference on Conclllatl Jn.
Itiigh I Kerwln, head of the division
ef conciliation of the Department of
Labor, and three of his assistants, held
v lengthy conference with Secretary of
Labor Wilson this afternopn. So far
as could be learned, nothing definite was
determined upon at this meeting In con
nection with the coal strike.
Announcement was made at the White
House that tho President's offer to np
polnt a tribunal fo take up the merits of
the controversy and to obtain full Justice
for the workers If the strike Is called off
is still open.
The call for the assembling In Wash
ington of a new Industrial conference to
tike up a constructive DroKramme for
the settlement of tho Industrial situation
In the country wfll be Issued to-morrow
follqwlng the Cabinet meeting. Names
of the new conferees, unanimously agreed
upon by the Cabinet, will be presented
to the President probably by Secretary
The Cabinet will give consideration
to, a definite programme to be recom
mended and submitted for consideration,
and) this will be made a part of the call.
The, programme Is 'designed to keep the
conference from becoming sidetracked
anfl stnlledi on an Individual issue. If
will make no provision for settlement or
arbitration of the coal strike, the steel
etrlke or a"ny existing labor conflict. It
wlll.provlde 1f possible a basis of settle
ment for future industrial difficulties.
Action with respect to the coal strike
will be taken entirely apart from action
on ithe general conference. As was '
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THE SUN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1919.
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue requires that a now
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OF TROOPS IN STATE
Miners? Official Challenges
Sincerity of Governor of
MOVE FOR MARTIAL LAW
Executive, However, Denies
Any Such Intention in Reply
to Kccnoy Lottct.
stated In Tub Bun. the new conference
will not havo In its membership any o!
those who participated In tho orlglna
Attorney-General Palmer gave now as
suranco to-day tnat tne uovemmem
was not seeklnir to In any way Jeop&r
dlze any lust complaint tho miners may
have against wages or working condi
tions. He made public a telegram from
ono of the Ohio locals and his reply. The
miners' telegram read:
We, the members of Local Union
3768, United Mine Workers of Amer
ica, feel Justified In resenting your
action taken against us in our Just
demand for a living wage and that
we nre solidly behind our interna
tional officials In their action taken.
Attorney-Oeneral Palmer's reply read :
Your telegram to the President pro
testing against the action of the Gov
ernment on the ground that it is
taken against your Just demands for
living wage Is based on a misconcep
tion of the facts. The Government
has not taken sides either tor or
against the mine owners or the mine
workers or their demands In thrfwage
controversy. The law provides that
no two persons prior to the procla
mation of peace shall agree or ar
range with each other to restrict the
output or supply of coal. The Gov
ernment Is insisting that this law
should be obeyed by both the mine
owners and the mine workers. The
wage controversy can be settled with
out concert of action to stop the out
put of tho minei and tho Govern
ment stands ready now, as Jt. has
steadjly in tho past, to do everything
In Its rower to facilitate an inquiry
for men ,
the like of
cannot get in
in the -world
Sold by us
$6$ to 95 -
Into the merits of the controversy,
but In the meantime the lnm mnr ho
enforced and combinations to stop
production cannot be tolerated.
Many Lartre Fields Closed.
While reports from all sources re
ceived In Washington Indicate a rather
large production of coal from non-union
mines they also show that many of the
fields of heaviest normal production en
tirely closed down. The Pocahontas
fields are operating In full, as are other
districts In West Virginia and Pennsyl
vania. Kentucky will have a produc
tion nearly 90 pet cent, of normal, but
In the central region and the big; fields
of the West llttlo coal was mined to-day.
Conservation measures already have
been started by the Railroad Adminis
tration In curtailment of some passenger
At the WashlnRton headquarters of
the Central Competitive Field Operators
telegrams of varying degrees of encour
agement were received to-night.
SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED;
Parts of West and South Af-
fected by Strike.
Chicago. Nov. 3. With annrorl.
mately 425,000 soft coal miners Idle.
acordlng to union leaders, assertions
conceded by most of the operators, con
sumers were beginning to-day to feel tho
effects of the strike. Thousands of cars
of coal were being confiscated hv tho
Federal Railroad Administration, f-
schools were closed In remote places
and In some communities water' and
electric companies were affected.
While operators irenerallv
In no attempts to mine coal, rennrta
from twenty-eight States said h
efforts to open mines to-day wero
mostly futile. v
Operators of the O Gara mine In Ull-
Men's Shops 2 to 8 West 38th Street Street Level
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476 FIFTH AV J OOR, Vtf th st.
whose appeal is to readers
Veto York't Great Uornlng Nitcipaper
nols which furnishes coal to Camp Grant
cantonment, were unable to resume work
,hor,der that Government con-
a-tiba uo allied.
Billings, Mon.. schools will not onen
-m.rw' More MOO pupils nd
SS?. t0WnS als0 face th0 ln of
In Chatt&noom. riAnia. - a
tWJ the W domTs.
o r i"?usmaI ""Vera wero
hand there " " """" Uay ?
.J? .Tl. ?.rewstf' chaWn of the
nnnnnn;;,. . i J? S.10 c0nlttce, an
wr.7,77 . "ie mine owners
S " "J1""' Propo-
to work" "'sseraua returned
n3" l!aVe 1prP9d hat all differ
ences, he said, "be settled by an Im,
pectlal arbitration board and that the
men return to the mines pending the
boards award. That 1 final until fur-
ourrani,eudement9 Wrr"nt t0 ChanS
"However, we do not believe these de
velopments will appear, as our proposi
tion coincides with the one made by
1'iesldent Wilson, the one the coal min
ora refused to consider."
TROOPS CONTROL IN WYOMING.
Cavalry sad Infantry Also. Sent
SurRiDAN, Wyo.. Nov. 3. At the dl.
roctton of Brlg.-Gen. D. A. Poore. com
mandant at Fort D. A. Russell, procla
niatlons were posted to-day in air-northern
Wyoming coal catnps establishing
"military control" throughout Wyoming
Tho proclamation stated that the Vari
ous Instrumentalities of civil law and
authority will continue In in.ti
bo far as they may bo able to exercise
Chktennd, Nov. 3. Representatives
of Wyoming coal operators and miners
met here to-day in an effort to end the
in tvyoming. The meeting was
arranged by Gov. Carey, who said he
was "very hopeful" that the strike would
be settled by to-morrow night or Wednes
day morning at the latest."
Ku Paso, Tex.. Nov. 3. Orders were
issued from military headquarters of the
Kl Paso military district at noon to
day for one squadron of the Twelfth Cav
alry, less one troop, andtwo coinpanls
of tho Twenty-fourth Infantry to pro
coed at once to Colfax, N. 11., for strike
By a Staff Correwontent of TnB Ctw.
Charleston, W. Va., Nov. 3. The
bringing of United States troops into
Weat Virginia to protect the coal mines
and miners was challenged to-day by
the United Mine Workers of America
through Frank Kconey, president of Dis
trict No. 17.
In a letter sent to Gov. John J. Corn-
well, Keency accused the Governor with
having the soldiers sent here sh a nre-
limlnary to a proclamation of martial
law and "In order to relieve the civil
authorities of a responsibility they can
but will not cope with." Kceney said the
troops would not bo needed unless the
coal operators or troops themselves took
the Initiative In creating trouble.
Gov. Cornwell, replying to Keency, ac
cepted the challenge and assumed sole
responsibility for tho presence of the
troops. He added:
"I cannot In this Instance permit my
friendship for or sympathy with the min
ers to enter Into my dealings with this
situation, for the reason that the United
States Government, through the execu
tive department, the President of tho
United States and Attorney-General, has
declared It to bo an unlawful strike and
a conspiracy against tho Government
and the people, and Congress has ap
proved that declaration by appropriate
resolution, As the chief executive of
this Stats It is my sworn duty to sup
port the Federal Government That I
have undertaken to do and shall con
tinue in every lawful way desplto any
threats of unpleasant consequences.
Not to PrJclalm Martial Lnrr.
The Governor said Informally: "I
ha-d no intention of proclaiming martial
law, but the military authorities will
take control If the situation warrants
it. I will back tho authorities of the
Federal Government to the limit. Anv
mlno that Is operating or that wants
to operate will get protection."
Keeney, In sending his letter to the
Govcrnorr-broke several iIsvr nf uli.,
In the course of which he. was advised
by tho miner's counsel nn in nhn. ,
might aay or not say without violating
the Federal injunction. There is no
doubt that the letter Is Important nn
dicing the resentment of all the union
leaders against the sending of troops,
which they say has tied their hands
in respect to orderly proselyting of non
union workers. Ther fa nn r.K. .i...
before the Federal Injunction was Issued
and before the troops came the union
leaders were looking to. this strike to
break the back of resistance to union
Ism in the. State where that resistance
is strongest. West Vlrclnla.
The situation has l.v,jn.. '....i.
necessitates our meeting frankly some
momentous questions which vitally af.
nf;hl Z,.7CUar Hlwl Ie-P the lives
of the citizens of th srm.
'For some tlmn nsit ,
District 17, have-conflded to me their be
liefs and suspicions that you were not
dealing openly and abovo board with
p1?ce'shoau.dhdeear.ePre8n,atlVe f ,he
Union' Welfare at Stake.
'For myself. Mr.
In your honestv ,n, ' t,..?"
should like to continue to believe. I usd
r ,'l.1Ue?Ce wl,h my "'"nbers to
secure faith from them In your state
ments and acts. Yet. durinir th.
few days a number of .
currcd which vitally affect the welfare
of the members of District 17 which I
cannot find compatible with your fre
quently expressed statements, both to me
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frankly of them, and I trust that I shall
be answered with aa much frankness.
"Privately and publicly, on- numer
ous occasions, I stated to you that I
would do my utmost to preserve law
and order In those sections of my Juris
diction which are affected by the coal
strike. Yet the Governor of West Vir
ginia participate In secret meetings,
tho attendants of which are especially
warned against allowing the slightest
intimation of these secret meetings to
escape to the public for fear It may
reach the ears of the United Mine Work
ers officials. What am I to believe
when the secret meetings are called t
decide -the policy and course of action
whichthe officials of the State and
city Te to follow?
"Mr. Governor, I wish to say to' you
plainly and with tho utmost candor that
despite Gen. Wood's telegram to you,
advising you to order all the troops you
need, those troops will not be needed
unless the coal operators or these very
troops take the Initiative In creating
trouble. I am perfectly a want that Im
mediately after the secret session held in
your private office the apparent cause of
jour proclamation was but a prepara
tory step to the coming of tho tronns
and the awaiting of a chance to declaro
martial law, thus relieving the civil au
thorities of a responsibility they can but
will not cope with.
"I wish lo reiterate, sir, that tho
minors of this district will obey and up
hold the laws of the State, county and
city, even though the State will not up
hold these samo laws In Logan and
Hancock counties ; that wo shall Continue
ourselves peaceably and In accordance
with the laws, and If there is any unfor
tunate occurrences It will be the result
of overt acts committed by other tltaq
the miners of this district.
Snn Ileplj- la I.Ike a Threat.
, In his reply the Oovamor said that
Kecney's letter "savors" much of a
threat ahd a good deal more of an
alibi. For several weeks, ho said, ho
had been advised that members of tho
miners' union wero buylnar ammunition,
pistols and guns, of meetings held and
of plans laid for another armed march
t6, Logan county, the first one having
be'en topped by the Governor and
Keeney early In September.
The attempt to Invade Logan county,
the Governor continued, took place when
tnero was no strike and the men wero
L&upposed to be at peace with their em-
pioyers. "It was natural, therefore, that
I should be apprehensive of-' what might
cccur when a general strike was on and
the nen were Idle," he said.
Tho Governor eald ho had received
further definite Information of the Inten
tion of certain radical persons to arm
and meet Friday evening so as to take
up the march to Logan county. "This
led me to conclude, about noon on Thurs
day," he said, "to bring Federal) troops
Into the S,tate to preserve law and order
nnd to furnish protection If necessary to
men who want to work whether they
are union or non-union miners.
In his letter the Governor says the
operators came to his otilco on Thursday
afternoon and he did not Invite them;
that he felt no more need to call Keeney
than he had to Invite operators to meet
Keeney, and that ho felt it would be best
(o take steps to prevent trouble rather
than to wait and trr to stop It after It
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