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' . TODAY'S TTTTTTTtTTTttTtt THE WEATHER " - . Showers probably to-night and Fri- day. . , NEWS TODAY tmj k. a. a. . mm rwi son 4 VOL. I. NO. 17. STAGE IS SET FOR GREATEST INDUSTRIAL STRUGGLE IN AMERICA'S HISTORY G O V ERNMENT TAKING STEPS TO SEE THAT COAL PRODUCTION IS CONTINUED WILL USE TROOPS IF NECESSARY. ' (By United Press) INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 30 The stage was set today for what may prove the most far reaching industHal battle , in 'America's history. The curtain win rise miumgnt Tomorrow. At that time orders calling three hun zdred fifty thousand bituminous coal miners to strike will become ' effective. il u I nm Ur lai it v JCyfv 151 RIM, . - v;' ." r - ' ' v , i . ULTIMATUM IS ISSUED TO WILSON y The preliminaries were finished to day. All hope that the strike order might be recalled by last minute ac tion faded today as the Union chiefs departed for their homes after draft ing the reply to President Wilson's appeal. They returned to their lo cal posts to direct their forces. v"Y;eir verdict., , Government Is Prepared. (By United Press.) WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 The in itiative in saving the country from the Industrial, Commercial and Econom ic crisis expected to follow the threat ened coal mine strike today passed from the miners to the operators and tne government. Anextraordinary session of the cab inetinet met today to complete plans for government action in connection with the strike. Meeting with the cabinet were fuel director Garfield and railroad director Hines. Federal troops will be used to pro tect miners ignoring the strike order, it has been decided central states coal operators are expected to call con ference in Chicago or Cleveland to make final plans for meeting the strike. Director Hines of the railroads, to day issued orders which, in ell'eet, give the railroads administration con trol over all soft coal now in trans it. Mr. Hines at the same time, made public a priority list which will determine the order in which railroads and home industries will be given available coal. The list is similar to the prefcrentia allotments in ef fect during the war. ' . Following the cabinet meeting, at torney General Palmer in a statement said that President Wilson will be asked to issue an order cancelling re strictions on the price of fuel. This action will establish a maximum price. The fuel administrator will be em powered to take action if necessary to protect consumers both as to price and distribution. (By United Press.) Colorado Mobilize Guard. DENVER, Colorado, Oct. 30 The National Guard, on orders from gov ernor Shoup, mobilized today for du ty during the coal strike. The troops number about one thousand. They will be used to protect miners contin uing at work. Armed Force In Arkansas. O MEMPHIS, Oct. 30 Armed force v ill be used to prevent mine strike in Arkansas, Governor Brough of Ar kansas declared in a speech here to day "Armed force must be used U . necessary to bring about peace be tween capital and labor," Governor Brough said. "There must be no coal trike in Arkansas." r" i ! i i ' r1" i MINERS MAKE ANSWER TO ; . PRESIDENT'S STATEMcNT V-"1(By United tress) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 30 The vtext of the Miners' ' answer to President . Wilsort's recent statement was issued here after an all day con ference' yesterday. The statement follows: " "The conference of United Mine Workers, composed of members of the International executive board, the 3cale committee of the- central competitive-' district, and the district pres idents, United Mine Woirkers of Am erica,' gave most jro.found considera tion to the statement of the president of the United States, which appeared in the public press recently, relative to the impending strike of bituminous miners set for Nqvember 1. No com-. munication was received by the inter national officers of, the United Mine Workers of America from either the "president or any representative of the federal government. "A canvass of the "entire situation shows that a strike of bituminous minors cannot be avoided, A regularly constituted convention of representa tives of United Mine Workers held at Cleveland, O., on September 25, order ed a strike of bituminous mine work ers to become effective November 1 in the event a wage scale was not ne gotiated before that time. The high est authority of the organization has acted in this manner, and no repre sentatives of the organization have authority td etauch action aside. The., facts are that the same supreme au thority which ordered the pending strike is the same as that which ap proved the contract which has now expired. "The responsibility for the strike rests with the coal operators. They have refused to negotiate a wage .agreement, -notwithstanding the fact the mine workers' representatives have urged and beseeched them to do so. J. he tunuamental causes wmcti prompted the mine workers to take this drastic action are deep-seated. 1 or two years their wages have re mained stationary. They appealed one yar ago to the federal fuel ad m.nistrator, Dr. Garfield, and from him to the president of the United MUZZLE THE DOGS. Many Cases of Rabies Prevented in the State Now. A great many cases of rabies have been reported during the past month ; m! the disease seems to be spreading c much that Dr. A. L. Sliealy, vet ciinarian, state college of agricul ture, wishes to impress upon the peo ple of the state the necessity of tak ing means to stop this trouble. Eng land has been free from rabies since 1903, due entirely to the fact that strict laws were made and enforced compelling the muzzling of dogs. This shows that rabies can be con trolled if properly dealt with. To f ,-ee the state of this disease it is nec essary to muzzle all dogs, young and old, large and small, pets and out casts. OCALA STOCK YARD OPENS. OCALA, Oct. 30 With the opening here yesterday of the Ocala stock yards on the outskirts of the city, another big step forward in the live stock industry of Marion county, and of the state, was made. The yards have been es( fblished by Z. C. Cham bliss Company, of Ocala, for the pur pose of" providing a market for the hogs of this section of the state. Pur chases will be made of hogs in any number, the idea being to provide a market for the farmer who has only a few hogs, and is unable to ship in carlots to the packing houses. PALATKA, FLORIDA, States, rfor an increase in wages sufficient to meet the increase in the cost of the necessaries of life. Their appeal was rejected and their request refused. Notwithstanding this they continued mining coal 'until now their contract expires, when they are deter mined that their grievances must be adjusted in a reasonably satisfactory manner. - . "The courts have held that the workmen have a right to strike and may quit work either singly or collec tively .for the purpose of redressing grievances and righting wrongs. The constitution and guarantees of this fiee government give men the right to work or quit work individually or collectively, v ' "Are But Exercising Right." "The ltjine workers therefore are but exercising the right guaranteed by the constitution and which canntfc be taken away by the representatives if government when they quit work or when they refuse to work until their grievances are adjusted. The mine workers' representatives are ready, willing and anxious to meet the coal operators for the purpose of negotiating an agreement ind bring ing about a settlement of the present unhappy situation. They will hes pond at any time? to call for such a meeting and will honestly endeavor to work out a wage agreement Upon a fair and equitable basis, which agree riient .alojie..wiiLput th mines in op eration and guarantee the nation an adequate supply of coal. We assert that the mine workers have no other purpose in view other than to se cure a working wage agreement. Ail of their demands are incorporated in the wage proposals sumitted to the coal operators, and each and all are subject to negotiation. "Conscious of the grave responsi bility resting upon the representa tives of the coal miners we have no other alternative than to carry out the instructions of the United Mine Workers convention. The issue has been made, and if it must be settled upon the field of industrial battle, the responsibility rests fairly and square iy upon the coal barons alone." STRIKE IN KEY WEST. Sends Couches to Miami With Their Dirty Linen. KEY WEST, Oct. 30 "Biled sirts" would be rare in Key West these days, except for close proximity to the Mag ic City, where the greater part of this c:ty'i laundry work is row being done, on account of labor trouble in ho local steam laundries. The Columbia Steam Lanxlry, the principal plant in this citv, is closed down indefinitely, though not perma nently, because, the management states, it is impossible to operate pro fitably and meet the demands of the striking employes. The hotels, the ships at this port, and the (.tuple in general are very much annoyed and greatly inconve nienced by the conditions as they ex ist, and lepeated and urgent requests ,iave been made for relief. In response to these appeals, Sec retary Charles W. Chase, of the cham ber of commerce, arranged for a con ference of the laundry operators and employes Saturday afternoon. The employers are willing to negotiate, but the representatives of the employ es stated that they had rather confer v;ith the mediators and employers at the headquarters of the laundry work ers' union. A meeting' will be ar ranged according to their wishes, it is understood, and it is hoped that in some way or under some conditions the situation may be relieved. mm THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1919. EARMAN USES NO FRILL! E TALK RIGHT OUT AND MIXES POLITICS, (JUT MAKES INTER ESlNG: STORY OF FLORIDA DELEGATION'S . VISIT TO y WASHINGTON ,:. . , In yesterday's, issue of the Palm Beach Post,' President Joe Earman of the State. Board of Health, who is al so President of the Post Publishing Company; wrote his impressions of the recent hearing in Washington be fore Surgeon General Blue in protest oyer the: location of a proposed lep rosarium in the State. Mr. Earman wrote the report in a personal .'.vein, injecting his own views and Opinions, but it was to the point, if not altogther, logical. After naming ,the personnel of the confer ence he gave, the details of the con ference,;, in, part, as follows: '"Honl' T.4 R.' Hodges, former Shell Fish Commissioner of Florida came very near SPILLING THE BEANS. He exhibited anger and the fact was THEN brought out that his brother, W. R. Hodges,, fish and oyster dealer at Cedar Key, and ONE OTHER in dividual, owned ,' TWO-THIRDS of Cedar Kcv.,' His talk also develoned that has financially jnter.este4 jn Cedar Key and that he had recently built a home there, which he stated would not be of value if the lepro sarium were established on the three keys. "He also stated that these keys were,, within three miles of Cedar Key, and from his persona1 know ledge, notwithstanding the Govern ment topographical survey, that at low tide the depth of water between Cedar Key and these three keys or small islands would not exceed five feet, and the average man could wade ashore. "He further stated that he was born and raised at Cedar Key and knew more about the waters in that section than any other living man. He referred to Doctor J. W. Turner, United States Public Health Quar antine Officer at Cedar Key, and who is at this time State Senator in the Florida Senate from Levy county, as a liar of colossal magnitude. "This charge was resented by Surgeon-General Blue, also by others in the conference. Dr. Turner was fif teen hundred miles away and had no opportunity to resent or defend him self. "Further than this Senator Tram mell and Representative Frank Clark told Mr. Hodges in a private conver sation preceding the conference to keep his temper sweet, which he did not do. "Several members of the Florida delegation, including myself, were favorable to excluding him from fur ther participation in this confer ence. "As information for the Surgeon General there 'AIN'T' going to be any blood SPILT. Hon. J. Azakiah Williams, Shea Fish Commissioner of Florida, READ his speech. Azakiah is SMART all right, but no one wants to hear a prepared speech read. ALL PREACHERS WILL PLEASE TAKE A TIP. I saw that Surgeon General Blue had his thoughts FAR OFF while Azakiah was reading, and therefore suggested that he read the last p.'ge, which was HIS PERORATION, and file his speech with the Surgeon-General, who would PROBABLY read it at his leisure. "Senators Fletcher and Trammell endorsed the, protest of their delega tion and departed for the Senate, which convened at twelve o'clock "Congressman Frank CIirk re mained at this conference while in (Continued on page 6.) REPORTING LEPER CONFERENC RESCUERS FIGHT TO SAVE MINERS BURNING IN NINETEEN MEN IMPRISONED NEAR AMSTERDAM, OHIO, WITH SMALL CHANCE OF BE ING RESCUED EXPLOSION IS FEARED. (By United Press.) AMSTERDAM, Ohio., Oct 30. Hope of rescuing 19 miners impris oned in the burning mine were prac tically abandoned at noon when a cave in occurred at the spot where the men are believed be. (By United Press) AMSTERDAM, Ohio. Oct. 30 Hundreds of miners and mine rescue experts were fighting against time here early today in efforts to rescue nineteen men imprisoned in a burn ing mine near here. Mine experts discovered that a huge pocket of gas had formed in the mine near the borning shaft. If fire reaches this pocket an explosion will follow. Tast reports indicated the rescuers were about fifty feet from the imprisoned men. ! , "... , ; , ' ' , ' . ELLA WHEELER WILCOX DEAD. (By United Press.) SHORTBEACH,, Conn. Oct. 30 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, the au- thor-poet, died today at her home here. She has been ill several weeks, following a nervous break down suffered in England. RED CROSS SEAL SEVENTEEN. Insignia On Stamps Was Originated Seventeen Yeyrs Ago This Month. It will be of great interest to the readers and Floridians generally to know, that the double barred Red Ooss is seventeen years old this month. In October, 1S02, the Inter national Anti-Tuberculosis Associa tion, then meeting in Berlin, adopted the cross as the emblem of the world wide fight against tuberculosis. It was proposed by Dr. G. Sersiron, of Paris. It is a combination of the C-'.eek tie Lun'aine and the cross oL me Greek Latnolic church. Botn cresses are symbolic of charity and ,.v-ip to humanity. Their combined features were selected and adopted as the symbol of the hope of civilization, .'our years later, in lDUti, the double barred Red Cross was carried into this country It was in lLHKi, the National Tuberculosis Association was formed, and for the three inter vening years the cross has been car ried over the United States by the National Tuberculosis Association and its affiliated bodies, which n6w num ber one thousand The work of these organizations is financed chiefly by the Red Cross Christmas Seal sale. STRIKE AT MERRILL STEVENS. JACKSONVILLE, Oct. 30 The question, shal an operating engineer of an electrical worker man the lone electrical crane in the big ship-build-ii:g yards of the Merrill-Stevens Com pany, South Jacksonville? is the bone of contention that has resulted in the laying off of 1,500 men, and the stoppage of a weekly payroll of $50,000. In a word, 1,500 working men in this city, and South Jackson ville are idle, and have been since Friday night when the engineers struck simply because of a dispute in the ranks of two locals employed at these giant yards, over the position of a single man. PRICE FIVE CENTS. GERMANY TO GUARANTEE TO KEEP TREATY SUPREME COUNCIL ALSO DE- CIDES THAT SHE MUST PAY FOR INTERNED VESSELS SUNK IN SCAPA-FLOW PROCTOCOL WILL BE ATTACHED TO TREA TY. (By United Press.) PARIS, Oct. 30 The Supremo Council decided today to force Ger many to sign a protocol guaranteeing she will carry out the terms of the armistice. This will be attached to the original treaty. The Council al so asked the inter-allied naval ex perts to prepare a plan by which Germany shall reimburse the allies for sinking the interned German fleet at Scapflow. PLACE SOON BE READY jv..,sJ.-a.::':'.'"- .;.w;ff".--.to:'.vr COMMITTEE HAVING ' SITE CLEANED UP FOR VISITORS Water and Shade Already Adequate Cutting of Weeds Begins Monday Palatka's free automobile camp will be ready for all visitors next week, according to Chairman Walter Tilghman, o" the committee from the Business Mens' Association having :he preparation of the site in carge. The camp is located in Mulholland park in one of the most beautiful sections, has running water and plen ty of shade. It has been pronounced by those who have seen it, as an ideal spot. The committee plans to have large canvas signs made to stretch across Lemon street advising automobile tourists that there is a free camp site with all conveniences here, and di recting them how to get to it. Signs will also be placed on the Hastings road. it has been noticeable in the last few days that a large number of cars c: r;i Liie north are coming into Pal itha by way of Green Cove Springs. nii" of these, would no doubt, like T' s-'!o:: over in Palatka for the night. What this would mean is obvous. They would go around the town and iiv certain to be impressed. With the State soon to be crowded to overflowing, so far housing condi tions are concerned, auto camp sites will be much in demand, and the cit ies that provide them will reap the rewards. . MIAMI ELECTS DEMOCRATS Eighty-Nine Women Voted In the Mu nicipal Election. MIAMI, Oct. 30. (Special) The entire Democratic ticket was elected at the regular municipal election here tr.-day, the following officials boing chosen: mayor, William P. Smith; mu nicipal judge, T. E. Price; city clerk, W. B. Moore; members city council, H. B. Chase and R. W. McLendon for four years and E. L. Brady, J. F. Chaille and B. R. Hunter for two years; chief of police, R. M. Dillon and city tax assessor, C. K. Cring. By a vote of 229 to 126 the voters ratified the franchise granted to the Miami Beach Electric Company to use the city streets in operating. Electric cars between Miami and Miami Beach Of the 429 votes cast uuring the day eighty-nine were cast uy women.