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MOB STORMS JAIL;
5 OR MORE DEAD
Xffrro Accused ot Attacking
Woman Shot But Not
HACK MOT THREATENED
Bands Konrfi Streets of "Win
. 8ton-Snlem, S. C, and
Winston-Salmi. N. C. Nov. 17. The
ileatii toll in a Hot her to-night, which
followed efforts of . mob to storm the
rltr Jail and lynch a negro prisoner,, had
it.ched five at midnight A girl spec
tator, a city fireman anil three negroes.
The police believe that a detailed search
to-morrow will show that at least seven
arsons and maybe more were killed.
Upward of a score of persons are be
jiend to have been Injured, Ave or six
nrlously. They are mostly white per
ss an Include two members of the
Home Guard, which, was called out when
the mob made its second visit to the jail
after shooting a negro and accidentally
wounding a white, prisoner In the after
noon. The known dead are Mrs. Itachel
Levi, a young woman bystander, who
wu shot through the lungs, and Itobert
Toung, a fireman, who also was shot
The mob first formed this afternoon
about 3 ;10 o'clock and stormed the (all
li. an effort to lynch a negro accused oTj
jtiooting J. E. Childress and Sheriff
Flynn and attacking Mrs. Childress last
right. Three shots were fired and the
negro was seriously wounded, while a
white prisoner named Tragic was hlt'In
the arm by a stray bullet.
After some difficulty the police suc
ceeded 1n clearing the crowd, out of the
building and then the Mayor called out
the Home Guards. Quiet reigned for a
time, but later the report went around
tht the negro shot was not the man
that had been sought. By nightfall the
mob had reformed and started marching
to the jail, which was surrounded by
Hardware stores were broken Into
nd revolvers, shotguns and other weap
ons and ammunition taken. As the mob
marched It Increased in site and when
in objectives wer reached It numbered
feveral thousand. The Mayor sought
o address the crowd, but could not be
heard. In the meantime fire companies
arrived and when the mob broke for the
Jail the firemen turned water on them.
Firing Immediately followed and
Toung was shot dead. A bullet hit
Mrs. Levi, who was watching near by.
The Home Guards answered the volley,
but the mob quickly overpowered them
and went Into the Jail. Two members
of the guard were badly hurt by being
thrown bodily down a stairway which
they were guarding.
Apparently the mob did not find the
regro It sought, for no more bt the pris
oners were fired upon. After an hour
more the mob left the Jail 'and
ttarted marching through the business
section of the town. Gradually-It broke
into groups and for a time It was feared
that there would be a race riot.
HAVANA HARBOR STRIKE ENDS.
Doable Time Awarded Men for
Havana, Nov. 17. The strike of the
onfederated harbor unions, which has
'led up shipping in Havana harbor for
the last fifteen days, and which led to
the recent general strike, has been set
led and the men wilt return to work
The strikers' demands for a Saturday
'alf holiday was settled by compromise
tv making the 20 per cent, advance
Kranted for day work apply only to 11
a M., after which hour men remaining
at work will receive double pay. The
t'.tM hour day In force before the strike
tegan is continued.
TOGRO BAND PARADES LONDON.
tmerlrnn Soldiers Derensde Ktniv'a
Pnlacp With Jail Music.
Lonww, Nov. IS (delayed). Ameri
can soldiers stationed here or visiting
he city on leave of absence paraded
'Ms afternoon behind a, typical Negro
Midler jazz band of forty pieces. The
nirade halted In front of Buckingham
1'alaco. where It disbanded.
The band then, proceeded to the
rarade grounds, where It cave a con
'trt lasting an hour. Thousands of per
ons listened to the music. To-night the
band played for a.dance under British
SUNDAY ENDS CAMPAIGN..
RvanRplUt Will Go South Prom
Plosion and Then to Frnncr.
t'r.oviDr.NCE. rt. I., Nov. 17. Billy Suit
m ended an eight weeks campaign
r to.nKht. He will speak to-morrow
i" the men In the Charlestown Navy
Yard. Boston. -A week from to-day lie
' begin a revival In Kort Worth, Tex.,
-nd after that will hold one In Itlch-i-oid,
Va Tlie evangelist will then go
The final day's collections, which, ac
'ordlng to announcement made early In
:h campaign here, ire all 'that the
"aneollst receives, amounted ,to 110,-
MAN IS INTERNED
Banning Had Revoked His
Pimat-nn, Nov. 17, Charles F. Ban
hlnr mppoted American cltlien. wealthy
clubman and alleged airman agent, was
Ker, to-day ta Fo.-t Oglethorpo, Georgia,
or Internment. He was arrested on an
order from President Wilson by United
State Marshal Herrlngton while he
HS consulting with hi .ttAraftv nhntit
Sis defence of the charge 'of violating
"v rpionage act for which he was ar
wted six weeks ago.
federal officers maintain that Ban
n'ng. though naturalized, revoked his
Amerlran citizenship when he returned
w Werlln to live In 1903. Time was
jiven to him to arrange his 'personal af
"irs when apprehended this time, but
"e was placed on the first train for the
internment prison. Banning 'Is accused
having successfully dodged his taxes
ln Allegheny county on several occa
'ion and was first brought to the at
tention of Federal officers by his alleged
Mo-fJerman utterances In the Duquesne
no other clubs' of which he was a
lumber. It Is said he VIII be deported
lr peace has been arranged with
"rmany and his large holdings, both
"Jl estate arid stock, will be seized and
A Mitchell Palmer, cftstodlan
"alien property In the United States.
Banning Is repute'd'to be,!several times
millionaire, who' expected to return to
trtnany to live after the war. and for
' reason, it Is sa(d. Tic desired Ger-
to win, and so expressed himself
" various times itv the presence of feN
. tlub members.
TE DEUM OF VICTORY
SUNG IN WASHINGTON
President, Cabinet and Judge
Join in Service.-
Washington, Nov. 17. President wll
son. lce-Iresldent Marshall, members
or the Cabinet and Supreme Court, other
Government officials and the Ambassa
dors and Mlnlate.-s of the silled nations
attended a special victory and thantu-
ivlng service this evening at the Uethte
nm Chapel of the Episcopal Cathedral.
.T.ne"'rv,c was conducted by the
night Ilev. Alfred Hardjng, D. D.. L. I
D Bishop of Washington, and distin
guished clergymen present Included the
li ght nev. Daniel . Tuttle, presiding
Bishop of the American Church, and Ihb
night Kev. Frank du Moulin, BJshop Co
adjutor of Ohio.
8oon after the President and Mrs.
Wilson entered the chapel the chanting
or the processional hymn reached the
congregation from a distant part of the
building, nil present joining In the words
as the procession of clergy and choir
boys, headed by a boy bearing a cross
and another hniHina. i,.. . .
. ..V.U,,,B hiui v wii jtuoi icaii
Hag. entered the chapel.
ine ery Rev. a. C. F. Bratenahl.
a. D.. read the lesson. Dr. William
U Devrles sang ten special prayers, the
congregation making the responses.
The special prayers were offered for
those In civil authority, for victory, for
deliverance, for peace, for the nations,
for the Church, for those who gave their
lives In the war, for the peace makers,
for the work of reconstruction and
restoration, and for brotherhood and
The President entered fervently Into
the solemn spirit of the service nnd
during the prayers and hymns his voice
was distinctly audible to those about
him. He seemed more deeply affected
during the recital of the prayer In be
half of those, who made the supreme
sacrifice than at .any time during the
AIM OF CONFERENCE
Plans to Ho Discussed at Important-
Gathering in Co
lumbus This Month.
Coi.cmbcs. Ohio, Nov. 17. Establish
ment of an International league for pro
hibition and the development of foreign
mission activities are two purposes
which leaders expect to heroine realities
as a result of the worldwide prohibition
conference to bj held here November
19 to 22. Tho conference will open
Tuesday night with a meeting of the
Anti-Saloon League, with Fillmore Con
dit of Newark presiding. Prominent
national speakers are expected to ad
dress sessions of the conference.
It Is planned to establish offices of
the Anti-Saloon League, or kindred or
ganizations, ln London. Paris, Mel
bourne, Buenos Ayrex, Singapore, Pekln
and other important centres of the
world. A branch office is ln operation
Formation of a worldwide league for
prohibition Is planned, lenders stated to
day, so that the Anti-Saloori League of
America and prohibition organizations
of other countries will be constituents,
the constituent members to supervise
local affairs and as members of tho In
ternational body to cooperate to bring
about worldwide prohtbltotn.
Twenty delegates arc expAMed from
Canada, six from Mexico and several
from the British Isles and other coun
tries. ITALY DECORATES 14
U. S. RED CROSS MEN
Several New Yorkers Among
By the .Utociatid frej.
IIomk, Wednesday, Nov. 13. Decora
tions have ' been conferred on fourteen
officers of the American ned Cross by
the Italian Government, as follows :
Commander of the Crown of Italy
L!eut.-Col. Ilobert P. Perkins and Lleut.
Col. Grayson M. P. Murphy.
Officers of the Crown of Italy Majors
Carl Taylor. James H. Byrne. Chester
Aldrlch, B. C Prentice. Joieph Shelllngs
and Samuel Fuller, New York ; Major
Guy Lowell, Boston.
Knight of the Crown of Italy Lieut
Col. Ernest P. Blcknell, Washington ;
Majors Edward Hunt. William It. Here
ford and Juliun Both, New York ; Major
Edward Bartlett, Poughkeepsle.
PEKIN SCRAPS GERMAN ARCH.
Von Kettrler Monument. Forced on
China. Is Belntr nemoved.
s By the Auociated Pre mi.
Tekin, Nov. 16. The Von Ketteler
monument, erected under compulsion
of the German Government, Is being
removed. The monument cost approxi
The Von Ketteler monument consists
of a great marble arch spanning I lata
men street, one .of the chief thorough
fares In the Tartar, or inner, city.
Baron von Ketteler, German Minister,
in whose memory It was erected, was
killed while trying to mediate with 'the
Chinese before the Boxer outbreak In
BULGARS HITREAT GREEKS.
Ex-PrUonrrs. I.ooklnn Like Skele
tons. Are Starving; nnd Dylntr.
Halonica, Nov. 17. The repatriation
of Greeks deported to Eastern Macedonia
tiy the Bulgarlaus Iiib begun. In con
formity wl'th the tc-ms of tho armistice.
Most of the Greeks have been left by
the Bulgarian authorities several kilo
meters from the Greek frontier without
provisions or sufficient clothing, so that
between ten and Pfteen deaths are re
ported dally among them from starva
tion and cold. The repatriated Greeks
look like skeletons dressed In rags.
CANDY CHIEF NEED ,
OF MEN IN FRANCE
Christmas Packages Should
' Contain Cake Also.
" Special Cool Detvatch to Thk Six.
Copvriaht, Mil: alt rlahu rttertjd,
Paris, Nov. 17. The Ideal Christmas
package for. the American soldier
abroad, judged from opinions expressed
by the soldiers thomsolves. will begin
and end with candy, preferably choco
late coated caramels or home nvado
products, such as fudge' or butter
scotch. The taste of the Americans a;so runs
to cake, the sweeter the better. The
preference seems to be for fruit cake or
equivalent hard,, sweet cookie Next
coins photographs of members of the
family and then, If there Is any space
left In the bo. It might well be filled
with thread anil brown buttons, safety
pins and such things, for the American
Is a great needle worker trurse days.
naxor. blades; are much desired, and
while cigarettes are always popular, the
soldier feels that "his needs In that dl
rectlon may be left to agencies already
supplying that necessity.
SUFFS START FIGHT
TO GAIN A SENATOR
Believe They Are Short Only
Ono Vote of Carrying tho
CAMPAIGN OF BACKFIRE
New Hampshire First -Battle
Ground Interesting Sit
uation in Louisiana.
g infill DetpalcS to Tas Sc..
Waskistjton, Nov. 17. Firm In the
conviction that Senator-elect rollock
(H. C.) will support the woman suffrage
constitutional amendment both with
vhlce and vote, the leaders of the votes
for women movement see now only one
.conversion necessary In the Senate to
accomplish the adoption of the Susan
B. Anthony amendment. With this end
In view they have begun backfire cam
paigns In the home States of anti
suffrage Senators, particularly where
Legislatures will soon meet, hoping to
force the one necessary gain, 'if they
do not succeed In getting the amend
ment through the present Congress It
would have to be passed again In the
In New Hampshire In particular a
bitter fight has been stsrted. The Na
tional American Woman Suffrage As
sociation and the National Woman's
part' are conducting earnest campaigns
In that State hoping to force Instruc
tions for both Senators Keyes and
Moses. It U. however, only on Mr.
Moses that pressure can apply In the
present Congress for unless stopped by
the proposed Democratic contest Moses
will be seated In a few days. Mr. Moses
so far has not committed himself on
suffrage. He Is suspected of being op
posed by reason of his personal affilia
tions In national politics and In the
recent campaign he was opposed by the
suffragists who favored tho election. of
Jamison, Democrat, and worked for
The newly elected Republican suc
cessor to Senator Wllfley (Mo.), Mr.
Spencer, will support suffrage, but this
does not represent a gain. There were,
however, thirty-four Senators who ap
posed the Anthony amendment on the
last vote In the Senate and in every
State where a Legislature meots the
fjme process will be adopted as In New
An Interesting situation Is presented
In Louisiana. Senator-elect Gay Is al
leged to be a suffrage supporter, but at
the recent election Louisiana voted
"no" on suffrage by the astounding ma
jority of 11.000 after .a strenuous cam
paign by both suffrage organizations.
He may take the mandate of his State
as his guide In the Senate, and it is
this which renders the sttuatloti adverse
to "the cause" and has precipitated the
nationwide effort to force action In the
Senate this winter.
It Is apparent that the new Senate
will have a suffrage group large enough
to Jam the amendment through In quick
time, but the suffrage leaders greatly
fear a falling off of the suffrage senti
ment of the House.
CAMP MEADE MEN
PREPARE TO LEAVE
Major'' Gen. Carter
Camp, Meade, Maryland. Nov. 17. A
big victory celebration was held this
afternoon In the auditorium of the
Y. M. C. A. Bishop W. F. .McDowell
of the Methodist Kplfcopal Church,
Washington, delivered the principal ad
dress. Major-Gen. Carter, commander
of the Lafayette Division, which was
emilpped and ready for service overseas
when the armistice wns signed, niade
an address to the troops. He said that
he did not know whether or not he
would have the privilege of speaking to
them publicly again, and that If not In
wanted to extend to all his best wishes
for success and happiness wherever they
might go after leaving the army
The General aid he rejoiced with
them ln the success of the American
arms nnd at the same time he regretted
that he was not able to lead such a
brave and gallant body of men into bat
tle. He warned them to lead clean lives
and to bo always prepared as they were
at this emergency for any service they
might be called upon to perform for
All the sien at this cantonment are
jubilant over the prospects of being re
stored to-civil life before Christmas.
Extraord 5 nary Val imes
will be offered, beginning to-day, in
Womeo9 Fi me Tan 1 ored S mi its
(.plain and (ur-triniimed)', at the abnormally
low prices of
$38.00, $48.00" & $58.00
in the Ready-to-wear Suit Department, on
'the Third Floor.
Women's Marvex Q loves
Mew's & Women's "Hosiery
x on the First Floor.
34Uf xnd 35th BUsttA Sfem flnrfc
THE SUN, MONDAY,
NEW YORK TO FIGHT
DIVERSION OF TRADE
Government Order Makes Phil
adelphia Port for Coastwiso
and Gulf Sailings.
SEVERE BLOW TO CITY
W. B. Willcox Gives Figures to
ShoNv Congestion Here
Can Bo Remedied.
William B. Willcox. chairman of the
New York and New Jersey Port and
Harbor Development Commission, said
yesterday that he had been informed of
a ruling by the United States Govern
ment which will make Philadelphia In
stead of New York the port of sailing
for steamships plying to Southern ports
and the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Willcox
was told that the reason for this ruling,
which, at one blow would destroy the
commercial supremacy that New York
has maintained for generations. Is that
representatives of local steamship lines
complained' to the Government about ex
cessive congestion In the railroad yards
and tesmihlp piers at this port.
The chairman of the joint board ap
pointed by the Governors of New Tork
and New Jersey to work out a perma
nent plan of port development" protested
strenuously against this ruling, and his
protest was based mainly on the fact
that congestion does not exist. Mr.
Willcox agrees with Murray Hulbert,
Commissioner .of Docks, that a sensible
and economic employment of the yard
and wharfage facilities now existing
would correct any and all of the evils
and abuses complained of by the steam
ship interests, and he urges the Federal
Government to go slow In a matter that
would Injure, New ork more, probably,
than any action taken In yers. He joins
with Commissioner Hulbert In an urgent
appeal that action be taken at once to
reform pier conditions In this port.
Itellef for Congestion Near,
"There is ail exaggerated conception
of the 'congestion' existing here," said
Chairman Willcox yesterday. "This Is
proved by the figures compiled by the
engineer of the New York and New Jer
sey Port and Harbor Development Com
Figures covering the operations of
four of the trunk lines coming to the
New Jersey shore, opposite Manhattan,
since the beginning of 1914 show that
these roads are now receiving fewer
loaded cars than In the slack year of
1914. and 20 -per cent, fewer than In
the heavy year of 191! this In the face
of a war traffic never before equalled.
As to steamship accommodations,
while Mr. Willcox docs not wish to dis
courage In any nay the building of ad
ditional piers, which the growth of the
metropolis will undoubtedly continually
require, he calls attention to the fact
that the conditions of the past year,
when so many of the facilities
had been pressed Into the war
service, are not a true criterion :
that In addition to the probable turning
back of these facilities to normal uses
In the near future, three mammoth piers
under construction In South Brooklyn
will soon be available, and that there la
ample opportunity for more efficient use
of existing facilities.
Tiecords of cars received at the yards
of the four railroads considered are
available up to the end of October of this
year. Because traffic movements for
November and December ar generally
below the average, these months have
been excluded from the records for the
previous years, which are shown In th
Can Arrltlns Kast IViiiikI at l.wr City
Terminal, for the rlrt Ten Month,
of Year. 1BI4-1S1S. Inrlntlre.
i Year. P.R.R C. of N.J. D L. W
isn (.n Bi.sm i:.ij
m.m r.t,:i im.ii;
HIT I4T.7M Jen.TU 53S.04!
I9ii JTOJ4 :, :::,o
Year. W K TMul monthly,
1111 1S.114 I.lll.tiS 1U.2U
11S !Ml 1.1M.SI1 !W.fM
11 lT0.eS l.TM.K 1M.HT!
in: m.4T mk."J ti.::s
ims .. . . i4i.s:9 i.on.;& ioi.h;
Tills table tliows that the Lackawanna
handled more cars this year than In the
corresponding months of 1914. 1015 or
1917. but considerably leu than In lfllfi
that the West Shore Is below any of the
j.reUous marks except that of the slack
yea-. 1914. and that the other two roads
are far below any of the previous rec
ords. Apparently these two roads could
have handled 200.000 more cars In the
ten months Just past
A fairer comparison, Mr Willcox
points out. Is obtained if some of the
other months nre excluded. Last wlnte-,
NOVEMBER 18, .1918.
duo to unprecedented weather rondl.
tlons and other demoralizing Influences,
iiiuvcrneniB ni 1110 port or iew York
to a very- low figure, which roduced
1917 and 191S Intnls unmatihnl IK-
V ttierA llllkl llAn a uill.n n n
I state, and as May, June, July nnd
August this venf were) the month nf
the heaviest trsrnn mnvmnt, i,ai
usually have been In previous years.
The follnwlnf- tnM tii,irnra i
Piled tn rflfflnara ar.li .e IV,. fnn. n .
roads this year In a sustained effo-t of
"ys or Dest weather conditions
With their ha ,.Anl, tn hA
SDondlnsr rtaftnrf In v, eA..
years. The Pennsylvania's best roeo.-d
"is in ivio j inose or tne others In 1SI6,
The figures are loaded cars, received at
Hie terminal yards.
ronr Months Iterord of This Year Com
pared with Ilett TreTlou Tour
SI. OSS (1.191
r. of N, J.
Total ..... m.m 149.1 w
n t. a w
Month. 1914. ' Mm'.
May. .. . s.ffl
.June tin; w
Juir :(.:m :i.s3t
Total Ssr(T M,tM 71, j s;,S
This table shows that only the Lack
awanna Is up to the record set In previ
ous ears. And none of the 'four-month
periods of previous years Include the
best single month records of any of the
roads. The Pennsylvania handled 57,725
loaded cars In August, 1916: the Central
of New Jersey, 42.78B In October. 1915:
jhe Delaware. Lackawanna and West
ern, ZS.63S In June, 1916, and tho West
Shore. 22.568 ln October, 191S.
i:llniliinfe Ifnnl Ji Nrvr.Vurk.
The two roads apparently furthest be
low capacity, as far as this easthound
New York business Is concerned the
Pennsylvania and the Central of New-
Jersey are the two that touch Philadel
phia. ,A reason given for making Phil
adelphia the sailing port for Southern
coastwise shipping is to t-llmlnate haul
from Philadelphia to New York of goods
for Southern points originating In tho
Philadelphia district t
The main line of the Pennsylvania
passes through that district, and by he
new ruling Mr. Willcox points out that
doubtless a large amount of freight for
the Houth will stop coming to New York,
reducing still more the Pennsylvania
traffic, which Is already 120,000 cars be-
low rapacity. The Central of New Jer
sey, operating under a close traffic
ngreemont with the Philadelphia and
Heading Hallway, covers the territory
north and northwest of Philadelphia and
reaches -'hlladelphla with a shorter
mileage than to New York. Much of Its
freight for tho South would nlso, there
fore, go direct to Philadelphia and re
duce the New York movement, which Is
80.000 cars below capacity. The Lark
aw anna and West Shore, however, have
no other tide wnter terminal, ami it I'
likely that most of their traffic would
still come to New York nnd thence to
If relief from congestion Is needed,
nnd the figures do not uphold this con
tention, then the relief should come to
the railroads w;hose business Is equal to
or greater than Its business In previous
years, rather than by further diverting
business from the railroads whose busi
ness has materially decreased.
These figures have been assembled In
conection with a study being made by
the engineering department of the com
mission covering not only the traffic
movements of all of the railroads en
tering tho port of New Y'ork, but also
the costs of operation of each of the
Trnde lliintm Hstnhllshcd llrrr.
In ronnerllon with the figures Mr.
Willcox notes that much of the freight
which passes through New York Is due
not' to selfish desires on New York's
part, but because the trade routes have
been established through New York. For
the year ended June 30, 1917, the New
York district's share of the total foreign
commerce of the United States, accord
ing to tho 1917-18 report of the New
York Chamber of Commerce, was 44GS
The corresponding proportion liv 1916
wasr 52.76 per cent, and the 1917 per
centage was lower than "In any year
since 1911 inclusive This suggests di
version from the port of traffic that has
hitherto come to It 'and for which ac
commodations have been provided.
The war necessitated the taking ove'
by the Government of many of rhe piers
at the port. With' the restoration of
peac:e, however, these piers will be
gradually turned back to their owners
and will leave the port better supplied
with such facilities than ever hefo-e.
Mr. Willcox states that it is the aim of
the commission to encourage and not
discourage the building of new facllltlc",
and calls attention to the three large
piers the Government Is building In
South Brooklyn, eacli Iin0 feet loni? and
150 feet wide, with 4,000,000 siuaro feet
of storage behind them lie feels, how
ever, that better use can be made of ex
isting facilities which would eliminate
tho piling up of freight at certain piers
and the great delay to trucks through
Inability to deliver or collect freight
I.nrnrat MnnnfartnrlnK Centre.
One oilier point believed to be an ar
gument ngalnst further diversion of traf
fic from'Now York is that New Tork Is
by fnr the largest manufacturing centre
In the I'tilted States. According to the
1917-18 report of. the New Tork Cham
ber of Commerce, New York city, with
.lightly less than S per cenL of tho total
population of the United States, contains
more thnn 10 per cent of the number of
manufacturing establishments, and the
products of these establishments em
brace 9.46 per cent, of the value of ail
manufacturing establishments In the
country. The total number of establish
ments In 1915 exceeded the combined
number In Chicago. Philadelphia, Bt.
Louis and Cleveland, and nearly equalled
them tn value of products, the values be
ing 12.292.532,000 for New Tork and 12,
9SO,S96,O0n for the other four cities.
Mr Willcox Insists that there Is little
basis for the charge that because of oon--Cation
traffic must be turned to other
ports, on the contrary, he holds that
the Indications am rather that neither
the railroad facilities nor the berthing
accommodations of the port will be util
ized to full capacity In the future unless
this unwarranted fear of congestion Is
dispelled. Aside from the loss to New
York, which the business Interests of
New York and the su.Toundlng cities
should 'strive to prevent, tho whole coun
try, he thinks, will suffer If New York's
facilities ate not utilized to full capacity.
It is probable "that all Interests con
cerned In preseyvlng for New Yok the
benefits of direct trade with south At
lantic, Caribbean and Gulf ports will get
together this week to protest to the Fed
eral Government against diverting a
vast traffic from this port to Philadel
phia. Immediate action Is Imperative.
BRITISH SHIPS FOR FRANCE.
ton, OHO Tnna of w'Vltll to Or
Turned Oler In Two Yean,
Paris. Nov 17. Tho British War
Cabinet hns sanctioned an agreement
turning ovtr tp France new vessels ag
gregating 400,000 tons. These vessels
will bn bullt'ln Great Britain.
. One-third of the ships will be turned
ovor at the close of hostilities, one-third
In a year and tho remainder during the
course of tho succeeding year.
CUTS COAL OUTPUT
Situation, However, Is Belter
Than Last Winter.
Special Ditpatch to Tns Si v '
Washinotok, Nov. 17. Olcbrntlon
by the miners In tho coal fields of the
signing of the armistice with Germany,
which continued in some Kections for
almost a week, resulted In n decrease in
the output of bituminous coal to the
lowest point of the year. Tho produc
tion for the week was 10.409,000 tons.
Tho record production In one week this
year was In the seven days ending Sep
tember 28, when 13,000,000 ton weie
The output of the anthracite flnlds
daring the week, howeve.-, showed nn in
crease of 87,000 tons over the previous
The saving foaturc of the nation's
coal situation, as compared with last
winter, Is that virtually all con'iimerrf
at a long distance m coal mines aru
well supplied nnd that tho problem now
Is to provide for the needs of revdrnt
and Industries near the produeln field.
With the Durden of mllltarj traffic
decreasing on the railroads the move
ment of coal during the next few- weeks
will be materially simplified and the
Fuel Administration hops to rare for
the remaining requirements as ir.pMly
as the output of the mines will perm t.
BARNES TO STAY IN CABINET.
DrKUh T.nlicirltra Give Vote of
Confidence In Government,
Lo.n-don-, Nov. 16. At ii niee.tlns of
Iaborltcs to-day George N. Ilarnes,
member of the War Cabinet, annnun ed
that he could serve lnbor best by lemnln
Ing with the coalition. The nation, Mr
Barnes said, must have the highest
standard of life and the highest stardaid
of production. Happily, he added, the
energies of the men no longer would be,
employed In creating engines of de
struction. The meeting adopted a resolution of
confidence in the Government
Col, Ilonsevelt Impro, Inc.
A bulletin Issued yesterday .it the
Roosevelt Hospital said that Col Theo
dore Mooseelt continued to show Improvement.