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syays.. Evidently the railroads
figured that anything was good
enough for a lot qf miners." ,
idag Elliott then qalled the
railroad officials to him-and or
dered -them to get their cars in
sanitary condition and their right
of ways cleaned up. Whereupon
life railroads did a little-gasping-
pf their-own. Also a little cleaning-
The mine owners appealed to
Gov. "Glasscock to call Kiner El
liott offhand make Paint Creek
part of the U. S. again, but Glass
cock couldn't see it, and is more
State of War than take any away
You can see why the mine own
ers object to martial Jaw, and why
tljc;; miners are so tickled to have
-Meantime, a commission apt
pointed by Gov. Glasscock is in
vestlgating to. find, out what
shpijld come after the State of
Xjs.r. This commission is going
tp investigate the ljving condi
tions among" the miners as well, as
the stories of the mine owners.
-The strike now depends on
Avho can last longest And if Gov.
Glasscock, and King Elliott keep
right.on the way they're doing it
will be the rnincrs.
The great mines are all idle.
The miners are receiving benefits
from .miners all oyer the United
States. TJiey can hold out for
years. The mine owriers are tpo
greedy tp be separated from their
profits all that time.
WILLGUARDS COME BACK?
Charleston, W. Va Sept. 6,
3n Jhousand miners .poured into -
this city today frqm Kanawaha
county in a demonstration
against the rule of th'e mine
This evening, they will parade
to the capitol grounds and ask
Gov. Glasscock if the mine guards
are, to be allowed to come back
when martial law is over.
"Let the soldiers stay for all
time rather than let the guards
come back," they will tell the g6v
ernor "Military government maybe
despotic, but we are enjoying
more freedom in the mines now
than ever before. The soldiers
have restored law and order. Life
f is safe.
"If the state is able to do that,
why cannot the state take over
the mines altogether, since the
mine owners, by abuse of their re
sponsibilities, have lost right to
"The present system is degrad
ing manhood and, womanhood
Business men of Charleston are
joining, with the miners in their
fight against the guard system.
They will hold a meeting of pro
WAS AN EXPERT
A nice present for his son's
birthday was the customer's
quest as he stepped into a book
store. "What sort of book would you.
like?'' asked the obliging assist
ant. "Er something which would
be useful and instructive," said
the customer, forgetting that he
himself, had always hated such'