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TO OBEY U. S. EDICT Miners Declare 14 Per Cent ? Raise Not Enougii, and Will Fight It Out. f-ontinued from First Page.) ?ot attempt to force the miners to re turn to their work, but will offer ' protection to those miners who tli ?Ire to accept the Go?. ? rnment'a cIj : claion of a fair increase and eetne ?loan to the production of the c??I ? to bally needed by the nat.on and 'he wo-ld. The wa-;e scale onmrntttfea will *-?et tomorrow to take formal action on the proposition made by Dr. Oar field. There la but slight h??pe that it will be accepted. There waa every in ?licatton h?>re today that the negotla , lions would be broken off despite the ? statement of Thomas T. Brewater,. ? haii-ma? of the operators" committee, I that "tha operator? are ready to negotiate' a new wage scale agree? ment, despite Dr. OarAHd'a statement that th? Government will not permit an advance ts the pri*?e of coal." Many of the operators declare thai 'hey rnjist reject the propoalti??n of Dr. Garfield. or be forced to close drawn their mines. Othera feel thst they can atand the lncreaae. with hopes of increaaing the price of coal when the I.ever law bromee Ineffect ive ?a-lth the ti??c la ration of peace. Dr. Ga-fleld state! .irxciflcall"* to ?he conference last nirht that his proposal for a 14. per cent Increase was In no manner an ultimatum, but was merely a statement of the Gov I ernment'? decision aa to what the , fair basia of sett'<-*v?ent vould be. In ?the face of thi? statement. It appears ? that the Cabinet has decided to r?*st j It? battle very largely with publrt opinion. **Jlaer?? Will MM ?leturn. "The miners will not return to work on a 14 per cent basis," said 1'iwarl SteTvai t. president of the 1 Indiana dl?tr ct council of the I'nited | Mire VT? k re' union. "This ? opca;:l n, if carr?ed out. rwill b enk. '-tl! co?*-ipl?tely ruin manv mine ops at rs who are too old t' ?tart anew," ?aid P. H. Panna, of the Indiana Operators' Assoc ation. Many mines will have to cloae doivn." Little attention will be given in today's conference, it was Indicated, to Garfl?'ld'a proposal for an advisory commission of miner? and operatore headed by Secretary Lane to make a continuous study of wage and work ng condition??, profits of operators ?nd coal proiuctlun. Mine's and operator? wIM not die.? :usa this. It wa* ?aid. until progress is made with the wage question. ?, Tbe operators, it was learned, hope t?> collect figures on profit? In 1011?. showing they are losing money. They plan to present the?e to Gartleld with the hope of persuading hi ? to con sent to an increase ?n selling prie??. WOMEN TO FIGHT H. C. OF L DENVKR. Col.. Nov. 27?Honorable patches will b? fashionable here until the high cost of clothes drops. Women club members today s.'gned a pledge ! to stop buying clothe? until prices ! irop. New I. the time te ?ave. Reinvest .??er Liberty Bat? Inter-rat la *tV. S. S. The Gift of the Groom almost universally a piece of jew elry, should be something of taste, charm and va'ue. We have jewels which meet all these requirements and we give exceptional values. In spect our stock before making a selection. BURNSTINE'S 361 Pennsylvania Ave. Diamond Experts Established 53 Ycert. Dam or?is and Preciou* Ston-es P?xl?-sed. (ARFIEID TELLS WHY 14 PER CENT RAISE FOR MINERS IS FAIR Fuel Admin-tr-tor Harry A. 'Gar field announced .the terms of settle ment of the coal strike, which the government will sanction. In the fol lowing s atement made last night to ?he joint subscale comnvttee of the coa' operators and miners: On the 24th Iret. I announced that the public must not be a.'ked to pay more than i'. Is now paying for coal, unless it is neces-ary to do so in order to provide reason able wage? to the mine workers nnd a reasonabl?? profit to the operators. Careful investigation forces me to the roncaH?ilon tha*. In accordance with this and the other prlpclp'es set forth on the 24th inai., the punllc ouirht not to be required to nay anv increase in co'l price? at thi?? time. The prie???, fived by t'.e Govern ment on c>al erere emlesila??4 to Increase production for war pur poses. Coal was haste and the In crease in production was Impera tive. The operators are now in receipt of margins which were necessary to effect that Increase of production, but which are larger than are required under present conditions. It was esti mated that the production needed for lOH-. was ?OO.noo.fKM) ton?. The estimate for 1919 is .'OO ODO.OOO tons. Applying; the principles set forth In paragraph I of the ntatement of November 2t. w hen the average Increases in wag?-s since 1913 for the various classe? of nv'ne work er? are deducted from the lncreas?? In Um cost of living ?Ince tjiat time, we arrive at the amount of additional increase in wages Justi fiable at the present time. I'rge? It Per lent lncreaae. I have taken th?. figures of the Rureau of Labor Statistics for both cost of living and for the weighted average of wage In creases. According to these fig ures the cost of 1:.Ing has risen 79 8 per cent since 191.?, and the amount necessary to bring the average wages of mine workers up to thi? point at the present ti ne is 14 per cent. Readjustments heretofore made since 1913 were such as to give certain classes of mine workers an average Increase m excess of the Increase In the cost of living, nnd certain other? an average In- ? crease helo?? the increase in the cost of living. This form of ad justment was made in order to establish or preserve certain rela tive bates In the mining indus try. I do not think this condition, however, ought to result in giving to mine workers, as a whole, and, in consequence, imposing upon the public, a total average in crease in excegg of the total aver age increase ?n the cost of living, because, if this course be adopted, the result would be that the total increased burden placed upon the mining: industry will be far In excess of the increase in the cost of living. If this principle were applied in industries generally, it is obvious that the resulting cost would be passed along to the gen eral public, and the increased wages would increase in a rapid spiral, taking as a minimum the percentage of Increase in the cost of living. In the long; run this would add many new and serious burdens to the cost of living: of the ?entire public, and would fall more injuriously upon the work ing classes than up any others. ????re-assent Pri?e < onfi-l. It seems to me that the reason able way to ?leal with this situa tion l*> to give to the industry as a whole an average increase com mensurale with the Increase in the cost of living and then let that iiniotint of increa.-e he appor tioned in accordance with the wag?? bases that are acceptable to the employers and the employes, ?"ontrol of price? by the Govern ment will be maintained for the present. The present negotiation stands by itself, but it Is far from dispos ing of the fundamental con troversy between operators and mine workers. That controversy is bound to be a continuing one a? matters now stand. It involves living conditions and conditions in the mines, as well aa wages and profits, and the general rela tion between operators and mine workers. Therefore, to aid in ap plying the principles wnich have governo! us and which should govern in reaching conclusions in the future, it Is urged that a per manent consultative body with purely advisory powers, be set up. consisting of the Secretary of the Interior a.? chairman and of an equal number of representatives of the operators and of the mine workers, chosen in such mannr a?t they may each determine from time to time. Advexrafes (?si Reparta. In order that the data neces sary for the consideration of this consultative body may at all times be available. It is urged that the Congress mr.ke provision for col lecting definite and trustworthy information concerning the coal and coke industry and for the tabulation of the same in quar terly reports showing: 1?Production, distribution, stor age, and stocks of coal and coke. 2?The cost of production and distribution and of maintaining suitable stocks, and any other data concerning the industry deemed necessary. 3?The cost of living in the several coal fields. 3?The selling prices and profits obtained by the operators, mid dlemen and retail dealers. d?Export requirements and the G\?. H. A. GARFIELD, ?V*? Fuel Administrator, who has fixed 14 per cent as the maximum increase at this time for the coal miners and who is pre pared to enforce the Gov ernment's decision. conditions limiting them. The settlement of the present controversy on the wage and price basis above indicated must be considered in the light of the pro posal to set up this permanent, consultative body. While It ? ill not have powers of decision, it will hardly seem possible to a reasonable man that in the light of its conclusions demands for exorbitant profits or unreason able, wages' can be successfully maintained, or that conditions unfavorable to the American standard of living will be toler ated. McADOO SAYS COAL MEN ARE OBSCURING ISSUE NEW VOF.K, Nov. 27.?Bituminous coal operators were accused of ob scuring the issue by William <*.. Mc Adoo, former Secretary of the Treas ury, in a formal answer yesterday to their telegrams criticising his earlier statement that they made "shocking and Indefensible profits in 1?U7." "The statement in your telegrams," said his reply, "that the average mar gin per ton of all coal mined in 1918 was 46 cents has no bearing upon this issue. These averages are ire quently used ns convenient smoke screens to obscur.? Ci.? ^?<*?." "Whatever the m-r.?-: per toi was.'' Mr McAdoo added, "if it re sulted in excessive profl.s on the capi tal employed. 4hen clearly the public should not be made to pay higher prices for coal, and the mine owner? should absorb the wage increase to the men. The income tax return* speak for themselves ?Vou state that the bituminou? coal operators will ^welcome the publica tion of just as full current tpx re turn.? for the bituminous coal indus try as are published for any other In dustry. The publication of return? for any other industry has nothing \o do m Uli Xfcls case. Wage larrea??. jDMlSed. "I am convinced that the increased wages proposed by Secretary Wilson for the mine workers are Just and reas? nable. ? "I ignore the offensive tone of your telegram because neitner personali ties nor questioning of motive should be permitted to obscure the issue. I am not surprised, m? r?over. that you think it bad taste for me as a private citizen to express my opinion upon an Important question concerning the general public., but even a private citizen has as much right as mine owner.? to express his opinione in free America. I shall never hesitate so long as I have a voice, to raise it in behalf of the public whenever 1 think it proper to do so.'' MINERS' "PROTECTION'; SOUGHT BY CHURCHES KKW YORK. Nov. 27?Protection for the coal miners against "exploit* Ar???eptic. prophylactac. deodorizrag. fragrant and r_rt-??ng. An ideal face, akin, baby aad dilating powder. It ?oathea and cools tbe akin, over come* be*ry pe?as? ai??, i? coeve?? i??t atad e>?_?a?I aad take? tbe place ?of other? perfume? for tbe ?km. aa_j_l after bettiimp with Cm??? Soap. A few graana dinged on tbe akin and banda impart? to tbe pereon a del icate, iedrridoal and dieti_tjt-e fra grance. ???ring tbe at?? sweet and 5?a? 2Se, Orni??4 ?? erne SOc. Talc*-? 2t*? Said tnroughotrt the wo-kl. For ?ample mech free addre? : "Cui??? L__ enteriee. D.-4. ISF, iti Id?-. Mem." lutxerm So?- emeeee ???(?? a???. ?inn" by the op-ritor? vu asked to day in a report of the Fed. ral Coun cil of the Churche? of Osa**?*"*, in Amer lea af'?r a review of the coal ?trk? situation. The report addressed tc the Federal iloveriinient by the Rev Wnrth M Tippe?, executive secretar}, said. In part If the c.overnment Is to a??ume re?pon?lbllity for curtailing the use of economic power In which, thu? far labor unions have had the protection of la??, It i? under Just as compelling an obligation to provide for Its wage earning constituency and to protect -? ars **? su. ?. a ?iiuatio?* as ani : her ? ? I la* V r.?r. un?*j?ie?:iona'I) Lave s r?'al gr va'ice. ?na ? ?m ?>,",.. ?er? -... ? .-r,???. io ?*. ?\ ? th? ? ri-manda ef ? -?? ihrouih * ?tr ke Jf the ?trike cannot 1.? i?|,~r-?t?*<i ?.?, ?u^ tn# ?ir. igt1 or il,??? ?I. .... . 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