COAL: Fireproof Fuel

The muckraking campaign being waged against the anthracite coal operators by the Hearst Press is every day becoming more bitter. Photographs, affidavits from miners and dealers and special reports by staff correspondents are being used as propaganda artillery in every edition of the New York American and the papers using its syndicate service.

The percentage of impurities in virtually all new mined coal going to market, charges the American, runs from 25 to 40%. The normal rate of impurities allowed by decent trade custom and considered unavoidable when coal is honestly prepared...

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