age to both employer and em
ployed guarding as they do
"against that dead level of wages
regardless of the ambition, re
sourcefulness and efficiency of the
The committee said that it re
alised that the twelve hour work
day was firmly entrenched and
that any sudden or arbitrary
chance would revolve a revolution
of mill operation.
On motion of Chairman Gary
of the board, the report was ap
proved. Gary said that the com
mittee's recommendations would
be carried out as soon as possible.
There were only 35 actual
stockholders at the meeting the
proxy committee of the present
management voting 60 per cent
of the outstanding stock.
Stockholder Cabot who forced
investigation, criticized the com
mittee for making a report and
not introducing resolutions to
Fish explained he thought
quicker action would be got by
putting the entire matter up to
the officers but Cabot introduced
a resolution authorizing a com
mittee to arrange for the installa
tion of the eight hour day. A
discussion that followed was end
ed by Cabot withdrawing the res
olution, on the understanding the
officers will put a new system in
to effect as soon as possible.
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Doc Brom Says:
If I should ever have a bee,
I would not let is.roam,.
TJnless he had the courtesy
v To leave Jus stinger horned
I NEW AGREEMENT TO GO
Indianapolis, Ind., April 15.
By a majority estimated at 4 to
1 the bituminous coal miners
have ratified the compromise by
the committee of operators and
union men in Cleveland three
weeks ago. , The final vote will
not be known until tomorrow,
but returns received indicate the
men were almost unanimous for
resumption of work under the
It is declared, by officials of the
United Mine Workers that non
union men as well as members of
the organization will, benefit by
the new contract.
Under'the new agreement there
will be an increase of $16,250,000
yearly in'the payroll of the bitum
inous operators. The daily aver
age wage for 575,000 miners will
be from $2.50 to $2.85.
Horace Are you interested in
books, Miss Sweet?
Miss Sweet Yes ; one especial-'
ly, father's checkbook.
Long .beards work an injustice
oh barbers and necktie makers.
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