LABOR: Humble John

Over the U. S. last week hung the prospect of industrial war on a frightful scale. In a ballroom on the 19th floor of Manhattan's Biltmore Hotel, a onetime college professor in Alabama addressed the only men in the U. S. who could avert this calamity:

"You must not, you cannot break up this conference and go home to start a civil war. ... I have insisted, I now do insist, that you bring this matter to a civilized conclusion, that you furnish . . . coal to America, somehow, soon. I ask, I...

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