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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 24, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3',
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"MOTHER" JONES CALLS FOR
HAPPY HOMES IN AMERICA
There will be no strike in the soft
coal fields if the present demand for
soft coal keeps up, Mother Jones told
a Day Book reporter Sunday. She
says operators are expected to give in
to the demands of the unions this
spring. "Mother" left Chicago Sun
day for Indianapolis, where last week
she brought the two warring factions
of United Mine Workers of America
"The outlook is not so promising
in anthracite fields," she says. "Oper
ators are not expected to give in to
demands of miners. Strike is likely.
"Thousands of tons of coal have
been stored away by railroads. Some
industries have contracted for de
livery for months in advance, fearing
an industrial struggle."
Mother Jones is hopeful in general.
She sees better wages and better
working conditions for American
workingman. She thinks the "little
revolt" in Youngstown taught money
kings a lesson. She expects more
voluntary increases like 10 per cent
raise in steel industry.
Mother Jones laughed at the Euro
pean peace emissaries. "The absurd
philosophy of it," she said. "Think
of going to Europe to stop the war,
while back here our 'kings' are yell
ing for preparedness. That bunch of
welfare workers should have stopped
in Boston and called on the society
there is an effort to stop child- labor.
They would have done more good and
spent less money.
"As for preparedness, why the ar
ticles being printed by some of the
papers are infamous. Did Lincoln
shout preparedness? Let this coun
try prepare happy homes before they
talk of defending them.
"The industrial relations commis
sion is the best thing Wilson ever
started and I think he knew just what
was going to happen when he created
it. Frank P. Walsh, Basil Manly and
George West are the real authors of
the report which has- shocked the
AIR ATTACK ON KENT HINTS
NEW ATTACK ON LONDON
London, Jan. 24. Renewal of Ger
man aerial attacks on London prob
ably by squadrons of German Fok
kers, "Uhlans of the air," was pre
dicted by London press today in com
menting on raids on Kent coast yes
terday, in which 1 person was killed
and 6 injured.
Aeronautic experts declared that
aeroplane attacks probably would
supplant Zeppelin visits until weather
is more favorable for voyages by sky
dreadnoughts. They called upon the
government to make better prepara
tions to defend London against giant
Fokker battle planes and assailed the
censor for forbidding publication of
exact localities attacked yesterday,
declaring that both raids were wit
nessed by "large numbers of people"
and that German aviators certainly
Jkrtew exactly where they were.
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville, L.
1. German naval aeroplanes bom
barded station at Dover, England,
barracks and docks early Sunday.
Salonika, Jan. 24. Squadron of 45
French aeroplanes bombarded Aus-tro-Bulgarian
headquarters at Mon
aster Sunday morning inflicting
Berlin, via Wireless to Sayville, L.
I., Jan. 24. Bombs thrown by French
aviators in raid on Metz, capital of
Lorraine, fell on bishop's residence.
Two civilians killed and eight were
RESIDENTS ON ILL. RIVER BANK
SEEK HIGHER GROUND
Peoria, III., Jan. 24. Hundreds fled
to higher ground before breaking
levees along Illinois river today.
Scores rescued in boats.
Sam Rudowski, 13, 3317 W. 12th,
hit by auto driven by Nick Navigato,
1019 S. Halsted. Collarbone broken.