COAL: Peace

Comparatively little notice was attracted by a conference of soft coal miners and operators at Jacksonville. There might have been a major strike if there had been a disagreement. Instead a contract was signed extending the present wage scale and all other conditions for three years from the expiration of the present contract on April 1. The miners wished a four-year extension, but the operators insisted on a three-year term in order that the next agreement might not be made in a Presidential year when all politicians are looking for the miner...

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