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Injunction Stands Until the
Strike Order Withdrawn.
Washington, Nov. 7.-Eleventh
hour efforts by Samuel Gompers to
settle the coal strike were met to
night by emphatic declarations from
the government that injunction pro
ceedings would be dismissed the in
stant the strike order was withdrawn
-and not before.
This final decision was given to Mr.
Gompers, heading a delegation of
high labor officials, at the close of the
third conference of the day with At
torney-General Palmer and after Mr.
Gompers had talked over the tele
phone with John L. Lewis, acting
head of the United Mine Workers of
America, at Indianapolis.
The aged president of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, fighting
hard to have the government drop its
injunction suit set for a hearing to
morrow, plainly showed that he was
under a severe strain as he left the
department of Justice, flatly and
bluntly refusing on his way out to
-say one word about the trio of con
ferences or hope of ending the strike
of more than 400,000 miners before
the United States could press its suit
against officers of the miners 'organi
Palmer Wont Talk.
Attorney-General Palmer, to
whom Mr. Gompers referred all re
quests for information refused to see
"Mr. Palmer wishes me to say that
le will have no statement tonight
other than he made as he left the
cabinet meeting," his secretary an
There were only eighteen words
in the statement Mr. Palmer dictated
to newspaper men as he left the
White House after the cabinet meet
ing and earlier brief conference with
'"The injunction proceedings
against the coal miners' leaders will
be dismissed the instant the strike or
der is called," the attorney-general
said, and his utterance stood tonight
as the final word from the govern
ment on the eve of what may prove
the beginnig tomorrow of the great
est labor union litigation in the his
tory of the country.
Through the day, although it was
on the lip of all official Washington
that the government and the miners
were considering new plans for
ending the struggle without further
resort to law, the feeling grew that
hearing on the restraining order, set
for tomorrow morning in the federal
court before Judge Anderson at In
dianapolis, would be postponed with
out prejudice to either side."
The department of justice will not
ask for a postponement, but whether
it might oppose the request if miners
asked for more time, not an unusual
proceeding, officials declined to say.
"The only thing that can stop the
proceeding started by the United
States is for the miners to call off the
strike," the attorney-general reiter
ated, time and again.
Gimpers Wants Peace.
The persistency with which Mr.
Gompers presented plea after plea to
the attorney-general indicated his
earnest desire to bring peace to the
coal fields before the battle is waged
more heatedly in the federal courts.
Accompanied by Matthew Woll, vice
president and Frank Morrison ,sec
etary of the American Federation of
Labor, Mr. Gompers saw Mr. Palmer
before the latter went to the White
House for a word with the president
and to outline the strike situation to
The second meeting took place im
mediately after cabinet session an
journed. It lasted an hour, and when
the labor leaders departed they were
far more cheerful than they seemed
tonight. Mr. Gompers told the attor
ney-general they would return later,
and Mr. Palmer intimated that Mr.
Gompers would talk meanwhile with
Somebody asked Mr. Gompers as
he was eitering the elevator af-.er
he had talked with Lewis. lie wheeled
about and snapped out that he would
not say anything at all about any of
the conferences of the coal strike.
Various theories were advanced as
to the apparent difference in the at
titude of the labor leaders after the
second and third conferences. Return
ing to his office tonight Mr. Gompers
remained there several hours and
was in communication with labor of
ficials here and elsewhere.
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Prominent Citizens Form
About 30 prominent citizens met
in Columbia yesterday and formed
the South Carolina Advancement as
sociation which, according to its con
stitution, proposes to work for the
economic, industrial, social and mor
al progress of the state^
Those present came to Columbia
at the call of a committee of 12,
which had canvassed the situation,
and thought the tin*e ripe for the
conference. In addition to those who
attended the meeting, a number sent
letters expressing interest, and re
gret that they were unable to be here
While a permanent organization
was effected, the work of course, can
not begin until the foundation is laid.
The executive committee gathered
after the meeting to formulate some
plans ,and the necessary preliminary
part will be pushed to completion.
Josiah Morse, professor of philoso
phy, University of South Carolina,
explained the general idc.i of the ad
vancement association and told brief
ly some of the reasons for its crea
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made a short speech, expressed his
hearty approval of the idea, and
pledged his support to the movement.
C. W. Coker of Hartsville was
elected president of the new associa
tion. Other officers named were: Jo
siah Morse, Columbia, vice president;
Frank E. Broyles, Columbia, secre
tary; Joseph Norwood, Columbia,
treasurer; G. Croft Williams, Colum
bia; M. 0. Dantzler, Orangeburg; J.
M. Johnson, Marion; Thomas Waring
Charleston and L. D. Jennings, Sum
ter, member of the executive com
Mr. Dantzler, rising to ask that
someone else be placed on the com
mittee in his stead, took occasion to
denounce the "shimmy." The house,
however, did not listen to Mr. Dantz
ler's resignation, and elected him to
a place on the committee. The nomi
nating committee consisted of Rob
ert Lide, Orangeburg, chairman; G.
Croft Williams, Joseph Norwood, de
Rev. Q. T. Porcher and Henry
Mr. Coker called on Bright Will
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of Sumter and W. W. Ball of Colum
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heard, including Robert Lide of j
Orangeburg; W. L. Daniel of Saluda; ,
B. M. Spratt of Chester; J. L. Mims 1
of Edgefield; W. S. Currell, president <
of the University of South Carolina;'!
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