''My father was a most enthusiastic man,'' said Dr. George Baer, the collector's son. ''Art was really in the air in my house from my earliest memories, with visits of people who came to the house to talk about art.'' One hundred drawings, a major part of the collection, went on display recently at the National ...
J.P. Morgan pressed George Baer to agree to arbitration ofthe strike. October 13. Roosevelt discussed with General John M. Schofield having he U.S. Army seize the coal mines and operate them until such time as the owners agreed to arbitration. October 14. J.P. Morgan met with Roosevelt regarding arbitration. October 16.
Hanna worked with banker J. P. Morgan to persuade coal railroad presidents of "the dangers that would accrue from the election of Mr. Bryan to the Presidency."11 George Baer, president of a coal railroad, claimed that both McKinley and Hanna had warned him that the coal strike could seriously hurt their party at the polls.
Speaking for the Reading Railroad, one of the largest employers of miners, George Baer said, “These men [miners] don't suffer. Why, hell, half of them don't even speak English.” The strike soon had local impact. It certainly provided grist for the mill of that indefatigable Sumneytown diarist, Daniel Royer.