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One million British coal miners continued on strike last week. To the Lord Bishops of Birmingham, Derby, Southwell, Litchfield, St. Albans and Winchester this state of affairs seemed intolerable. They resolved to intervene for a settlement in the name of Christianity.

President Herbert Smith of the Miners' Federation accepted their invitation to confer. The owners' representatives were separately conferred with. Soon Mr. Smith declared himself happily in agreement with a proposal drafted by the Bishops. The owners' representatives were silent.

The Bishops' keynote was that the Government should subsidize the coal industry for...

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