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OPERATORS DENY REJECTION OF THE MINERS
DEMANDS TRY TO INFLUENCE PUBLIC
Pottsville, Pa., Feb. 4. Anthracite the difference and profits of the coal
coal operators authorize denial of trust.
statement that they met in New York
yesterday and rejected miners' de
mands. " - -
Meeting was held to frame state
ment of explanation which appeared
as an advertisement throughout east
A tremendous publicity campaign
to gather public confidence on their
side, long before negotiations start,
has been launched in New York.
"Dope" is daily being handed out to
news syndicates andlpapers through-
side of the controversy.
The same advertisements, which
appeared in the papers today, are ap
pearing all overithe country.
The coal dealers tell how they
come so near breaking even in their
business that "it is a matter of indif
ference whether or not these mines
are operated." It states that the de
mand for a 20 per cent increase in
wages alone will cost coal users an
nually $23,000,000 and that the price
will go up 60 cents a ton.
Forgetting their overcapitalized
plants and their big dividends for the
moment, the coal trust passes the
buck to the housewives and home
owners of the country. They say if
the consumer is willing to pay the
increase a disastrous industrial war
will be averted.
One peculiarly significant para
graph is in the story sent out from
New York by the International News
It is: "As steam coal is sold at less
than the actual cost of production
the entire burden of the increase will
fall upon the householders."
It means the railroads, who were
separated from their coal lands by
the TJ. S. supreme court, have con
tracted for coal at less than it can be
mined, thereby making the home
owner and small consumer make up
GERMAN BOMBARDMENT HEAVY
OFFENSIVE NOT BEGUN
Paris. Heavy artillery fighting,
particularly in Alsace, reported, but
no indication that great German
offensive forecast by military critics
has actually begun.
London. 21 Zeppelins and 8 other
German dirigibles have been destroy
ed since beginning of war. Reported
disaster to one of the German sky
dreadnoughts in the North sea after
the Monday night raid on England is
accepted as true.
London. Captain of the British
steamer Commodore, submarined in
Mediterranean Wednesday, reported
to admiralty that submarine carried
no colors when she approached.
London. 2 German regiments, first
to appear on Greek border, have ar
rived north of Lake Doiran in region
formerly occupied by British.
Vienna. Austrian aeroplane raids
on Albanian ports of Durrazo and Va
lona greatest aerial activity of Aus
trian air squadron since beginning of
FENDERLESS AUTO TRUCK RUNS
DOWN AGED MAN
A fenderless auto truck maimed
another aged person yesterday. The
car is owned by Morris & Co.
Dwyer Jewett, 66, 2674 Warren av.,
attempted to cross Madison st. at
S. Campbell av., when a heavy fen
derless auto truck swerved down on
The aged man tried to jump from
the path of the big machine, but was r
struck and rolled along the street ,
The police were told that the acci
dent was unavoidable and the driver,
Charles Haneley, 6108 Carpenter st,
was not held.
Jewett suffered severe injuries to
his head and back. He may live.