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A new plan has been proposed by Senator Miles. Poindextor for the development of Alaska coal resources under government auspices. He introduced a bill by which all the machinery used in the construction of the Panama canal is to be transported to Alaska and the government to go into the coal-mining business. Half of the coal lands are to be left for leasing to private individuals under specified regulations. The bill also provides for government construction, ownership, and operation of railways and steamships, the location of depots on the Pacific coast for the sale of coal at coat to consumers, prohibits child labor, provides for an eight-hour day, a minimum wage, and insurance.

The Paint Creek Collieries Company, operating nine mines on Paint creek, West Virginia, has signed the agreement of the United Mine Workers of America. A strike is still in force on Cabin creek, which adjoins. By this action, for the first time since the strike occurred in the West Virginia coal fields over sixteen months ago, the coal operators extend formal recognition to the United Mine Workers of America.

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"LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE."
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