COAL: The Pinchot Effort

On the evening of Aug. 31 anthracite mining adjourned sine die. The adjournment was complete. About 155,000 miners left the mines—not technically "striking," but " suspending operations "because a new wage contract had not been executed. In the hurried days immediately before, the function of peacemaker between miners and operators—given up as hopeless by the Coal Commision—descended upon Governor Pinchot of Pennsylvania. He had desired it so. But he did not succeed in preventing the strike.

Pinchot's Proposal. After calling the miners and operators to Harrisburg,...

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