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WINERS AND OPERATORS ARE
DELAYED IN NEGOTIATIONS
Peoria, III., April 17. Negotiations
between Illinois miners and operators
are being delayed because rival oper
ators' associations are trying to force
higher rates upon their competitors,
according to a statement nfade today
by Duncan McDonald, secretary
treasurer of the Illinois Miners' or
ganization. The joint scale committee is upon
the fourth week of its negotiations,
but an agreement is nowhere in sight.
The associations are the Illinois
Coal Operators' Association; the
Fifth and Ninth District Operators'
Association and the Central Illinois
W. L. Schmick, t president of the
Illinois Coal Operators' Association,
the most powerful body, refused to
speak for any association other than
his own, but said the charge of the
miners was unfounded. The oper
ators are a unit, he declared.
Mr. Schmick is president also of
the joint scale committee, but refused
to be quoted on matters connected
with the negotiations.
BITS OF NEWS
Federal Court holds Oak Park may
sue "h" road. Company may ask in
junction. Offices American Express Co., 4110
S. Halsted St., raided by safebowers.
Watchman tied. Woman appeared.
Attorney August F. W. Siebel
claims wife is under hypnotic spell.
Accuses Loranzo D. EJliott as wife's
300,000 trees planted here today.
Ousted school trustees have start
ed new suit. Claim mayor forced their
President McCormick threatens to
veto all county bills until his friend,
County Architect Richard E.
Schmidt, gets his.
Barbara Seldens, alleged keeper of
2159 Archer av fined $25. Sewn in
mates assessed $5 each.
ADVENTURES OF MR. MOUSE
(KNOCKING- flT )
IN DARKEST IOWA
Some of the ladies in our town are
wearing a new fangled skirt called
the hobble. This is something new.
Warren (Iowa) Beacon. -
High linen collars with the flare at
the sides are noted on many of the
new sunny-day frocks.