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couple of hayseed vcops like these
is going the limit. Why, ori'the
level, I had to show them the way
down here. If you'd been alone
I'd have admitted all but not be
fore those boobs."
Freedman came by his" nick
name years ago when he spent
most of his time among burglars
in the coffee houses along Sec-i
ond avenue, where cheescake was
his favorite food.
BOTH SIDES ANXIOUS TO
Philadelphia, April 11. From
the pacifying conduct of both an
thracite miners and operators to
day in the joint conference, indi
cations were that every effort
would be made to settle the differ
ences between the two sides with
out resorting to a commission
similar,to that of 1902.
The proposition to have the
strike commission handle 'the
matter was presented by the oper
ators yesterday, but the miners
are strenuously opposed to it. A
' break in the ranks of the opera
tors appearsjmminent also. All
of them are not in accord with
the demands of President Baer.
President White, of the United
Mine Workers, declared the sub-1
committee could handle the nego
tiations with greater facility than
the striek commission. He said
the commission would have to
take a mass of evidence, and its
deliberations would lengthen the
suspension of work.
Recognition of the union was
insisted, on "by White. He de
manded the collection of unioii
dues by the company from the
men's pay, alleging this was ne
cessary to the life of the union.
Thees two points are the rock on
which employer and employe are
split. It is the general opinion
that the operators would concede
a ten per cent raise, and that the
miners would agree to take it, but
recognition of the union would
be a bitter pill for the operators
Over all the deliberations of
the operators is the shadow of
Presidenf Baer. Many fear he
will use his influence to force the
employers to withdraw from the
negotiations, thus precipitating a
Reports from over'the country
to the conference are that "the
miners are backing their repre
sentatives in demanding recogni
tion, higher wages, a full weigh
ing'system. and an. "eight-hour
Knew the symptpms.
Singleton I am feeling miser
able, doctor. I can't get my mind
on my business, my appetite is
gone and I can't sleep. What
would you advise me to do?
Dr. Wise Marry the girl.
Five dollars, please.
How She Had Learned It.
After a lesson on digestion the
teacher, anxious to know just
how far her instruction had
reached, questioned the class.
The first answer was not very
encouraging, as the little girl
called upon said:
"Digestion begins in the mouth "
and ends in the big and little tes?