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watch of New York's test re
porters and dropped beyond the
''ken of man. Whether he is on
i his way to his-"widow" and fath
erless" children at. Potsdam, N.
Y., or is off to assume another
tiame is not known.
MINERS AND OPERATORS
Indianapolis, Ind.,. Jan. 26.
The prospect of a break between
he operators and the miners was
foreshadowed today by strong
'opposition on the part of the em
ployers to the demands of the
' United Mine Workers for shorter
hours and higher wages in the
Counter demands were present
,ed by the operators, including a
ten per cent reduction in wages,
the abolition pf the system of
paying for the mining of coal be
fore it is screened and the limita
tion of the check off, by which the
- union dues ate collected by the
operator out of the mine workers'
wages. The dues are then turned
over to the union officials.
Operators said the demands of
the miners for a seven-hour work
day and approximate general in
crease of 20 per cent in wages
were exorbitant. Consequently,
the joint interstate wage confer-
ence, composed of representatives
of the two principals, made little
The attitude of the operators
caused considerable talk regard
ing a suspension of work by the
miners when the present con
tracts expire Match 31, and many
of the union leaders assert that
the operators "desire a suspension.
They say that employers by
holding up the prospect of a per
iod of inactivity in the coal fields,
can persuade the public to buy,
heavily now. In case a suspen
sion comes, the miners' say, the
operators can sell what coal they
have on hand at higher prices.
The general sentiment, how
ever, was that arbitration and
conciliation should be exhausted
before there was serious consider
ation of an open breach.
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GABY DESLYS MARRIES
New York, Jan. 26. Gaby
Deslys has married for love, and
Broadway is silent with arnaze
ment. Early this morning, the follow
ing cablegram was received by
friends of the French actress and
former favorite of ex-King Man
oel of Portugal:
"Was married to Harry this
morning. Am very happy.
There can only be one Harry
Harry Pilcer, former member
of the Winter Garden company
Jiere, and athletic dancer and
vaudevillian of note.
As one of the friends of Ga
brielle of the Lillies said today:
"Who can comment on the
ways of fair women? There are
eight wonders of the world. The
other seven, and the marriage of
Gabv herself was 'not at home'
to interviewers at London today.
Her financial manager, Marmelli,
denied that she was married.