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First to Lmtt?the Truth: News ? Editorials Advertisements
Partly cloudy and cooler to-day and to?
morrow; fresh west ?ind?
lull Report <>n P?a;c :<>
[Copyright, 101?,
New York Tribun? Ine.l
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i In Greater New Vork and
TWO CENTS j within rnmmutinc <li?tnnr*
1 MM F r ' B.VTI
y Iwwhrrl
Co^l Miners Strike Against the United States;
__ Injunction Fails to Halt Walk-out; Nation Ready
"Gun Play' in
Liquor Raids
Here Barred
Revenue Officers Using
Pistols Except in Self
Defense Will Be Dis
charged, Says Mager
?75 Per Cent of
Saloons Closed
But Thirsty Can Get Beer
and Even Whisky if
They Know the Waiter
H .was announced yesterday at the
Custom House, headquarters ?t war?
time prohibition enforcement, that
hereafter any interna] reverme agent :
who displays a pisto! while making ?
raid, except in self-defense, would be ?
discharged. The announcement was'
made hj I!. \V. Mager, chief of all the
? c uni revenue agents m the United
Stales, who came hero ;o relieve Col.
D. 1.. Porter, supervising agent in the
New York division, who had been -re?
cree.? to Washington.
Mr. Mager said he expected to re?
main ?u el ivrge of the New York di?
vision uni:', next Tuesday. He sa.id
thai so far as he knew,\Colone] Porter
'?ouul return to New N*ork then. lio
denied positively that Colonel Porter
liad been removed from Jyew York be?
tau c of the spectacular raids that Lad
been made o> >;\w York ..saloons with j
Blue Kidge n.-?unfein moonshine raid j
Mag?r -a,d. '??- .'.'<. wr. mal. he ;
?'a making a 'personal Investigation
???' i ' ;. raid that had been made in
he New Yorkr di"ision m which it was" I
? ? ' .? 'arms had ticen ;'s
nlayed bj t.'v men o? his d?partirent. ?
In each i' ='ance that he had inv> --.i
gated, Mi Magi ' said, he found i'?at
i,;; nen id been justified in disr .
rtg th< ? weapons. He also mad? a
dear ' I his n would be o?hci. y
back?-' up ?n th< rformance of t!
75 Per ( ? \re Closed
?eventy-tive r cent of the 5,598
saloons in gn itr New York have
closed their doors, according to m. .
pn rt - made ! o M i d agi r y< sterda.]
He refei i ed to tin tioi of 800
Hi ooklyn salounkei pei - w ?iu ? ed
al a meet ?ng to c!i e up and s'ay
closed until wartime prohibition on j
a cohol is removed, and also to 250
Bronx saloonkei pei - who dci ded to j
eiosp uj ? !? ' iloonki pers are i
osing one by one, In aid. The '-.'.">
per cent w h ? n re keep ng open, Mr.
Mage i said, w ere fo r I '? ?? n ost part
:onduct ng ? pi : mati trade in one
half of 1 pei c-i nt I.r and thi i ? of
food. He . xpn ;sed the belii :' hat :
t hen ven ? irpi =.ingU fi w \ iolators ,
i Nev York
"We are look ng for bootleg places,"!
Mr. Mager aid, "We shall keep look
ng for them, loo We i ealize ; ha t I he :
; i\ en u< agi i me ca n't ? ? foi ce this
! iiv I ' will take i-1;';! c sentiment to
rio it Po] ee Comm i ioner En i ight i
is cooperating with us, and has placed
'. : . . en at oui ; sposal, We are \ ery '
appreciative, fi i they are valuable
"Thus far there have been about
' h irt\ raids ? ': New York. Including
? ? nesses, n bout fo rt y pi rsons ha ve
hi en a rrested There are evera] im
portant points that I ??? ant the ' n ted
States ?ttoriii y to clear up for us j
>n t he one t ion of v hat con ti tutes ?
? violai this law."
Customer Ma> Be Guilty
M ge r nd cati il that , I in
a violation might extei ropne
tor !" barti ider to customei
i once rning the in bei n n j
\e\\ v ork to ei i i said
"There an about tei or; of
ficera and abou dc| in re. ;
*i 'icse men are making prtcl ieall\ all J
the arrests, and in every rnid J believe !
one of the ten su perv orj off c<
has been pre ? ? Karl of t he Hi ?'?
? ollectors of ii ?? mal revenue in this I
?''?;? ?sion ha - en requested ! rom ,
Washington to I irn over to this work I
J*ll the men available. Tins will 1" I
elude many who have been encaged it: I
ia.\ work. The department of justice
men and other government employees
arc to work with us. Their el ief wi rk
will be to gather information almut
violations. The experienced statt' of
revenue agents will make practically
all * ee arrests."
Bo< r could be bought without much i
difficulty in many of those satoong j
which remained open yesterday, ff fh?,l
bartender wn usl ? I about i ..? a |
friendly fashion he mighl volunt ? r toe
information that Hi? beer had been
diluted until it was of legal weakness.
!f the customer appeared doubtful the
bartender, in tit least one caf?, would
offer to let them do their own dilut ng
There v ere no taker -.
Some Hard Stuff To Be Had
Whisky and other hard liquor were
Available in certain back rooms As
a rule the waiters in such places car?
ried flat botties in the : coat pockets
and poured the customer's drink In
ease of surprise these purveyors were
prepared to destroy the evidence by
dropping it on the floor.
Two hundred saloonkeepers in the
2d Ward of Queens, which includes a
part of Middle Village, Cilendalo, Ever?
green and Ridgewood, closed their
places at midnight.
,Beforc the war in Hoboken there
were 332 saloons Then the army fixed
a dry sone, and all but (07 saloons were
clocpr) Early yesterday it was (trape
vlned from bar to bar that the revenue
agents were on 'hen way to Hoboken.
At 8 o'clock in the morning th re were
('??tinned on page < ig ' i
Grand Jurors
Ask Swann to
I Sign Waiver
District Attorney Says
He Won't Act on Own
immunity Except in
Regular Jury Session
Justice Weeks
Holds Conference
Report Says W. R. Hearst
Is To Be Witness in
I.R.T. Conspiracy Probe
The extraordinary grand Jury,
which has appealed both to Justice
Weeks and Governor Smith to oust
District Attorney Swann from direc?
tion of its inquiry into Mayor Hy
lan's Interborough strike conspiracy
charges, asked the District Attorney to
appear before '. yesterday.
Mr. Swann complied and went to the
grand jury room, where the jurors
were sitting informally as individuals
before going into regular session.
There, it was said, the District Attor?
ney was asked if he would be willing
to sign a waiver of immunity if asked
to appear as a witness in the investi?
"??'. r. Swann is said to have replied
'? that he would not answer this question
' unless it were asked formally by the
grand jury in regular session. Where
upon the grand jury, which, through
Raymond F. Almirall. its foreman, told
Governor Smith that unless special
legal counsel outside Mr. Swann's of?
fice were assigned it a crime complete?
ly overshadowing Mayor Hylan's Inter
borough conspiracy allegations might
"escape detection," promptly convened
in its ollicial capacity.
Grand Jury Room Secret
Mr. Swann was in the room when
th" jury began functioning as an of?
ficial body. Whether the juy then
formally renewed its immunity waiver
inqu ry is a grand jury secret.
Sh irtly after this the jurors, headed
by Mr. Almirall, went down to the first
floor of the courts building. The jurors
filed into the Criminal Trial Term of
'Supreme Court, while Mr. Almirall
we'nt into conference with Justice
. Weeks, who presides over the jury,
in the latter's chamber. A few min?
utes later Mr. Swann and Alfred J. Tal
ley, his chief assistant, joined them.
At - o'clock Justice Weeks sent out
word suggesting that the jurors take
A score, of reporters, court attache?
and attendants were in the court room
just before ft p. m., when the jurors
returned, and Justice Weeks went on
the bench. He looked at the crowd
and said:
"The grand jury has requested cer?
tain information from the court in re?
gard to the conduct of its business,
and this is a private session of the
grand jury. AH those other than grand
jurors, their stenographer, the District
Attorney and his staff will leave the
Swann Starts Objection
The newspaper men and regular
court attach?s started for the doors.
District Attorney Swann interposed:
"J believe, your honor, that the grand
jury had tiled into open court"
"Mr. District Attorney, I have stated
the purpose of this meeting," Justice
Weeks interrupted.
Very well," said Mr. Swann.
The courtroom was cleared, Alfred J.
Talley, Alexander I. Korke, Robert M.
Johnstone and William ('. Petty, assist?
ants to Mr, Swann, remaining with
their chief.
After a secret session which lasted
until 4:30 o'clock the grand jury, which
through its foreman had told Governor
Smith that Mr. Swann had "seriously
impeded" its examination of tho city
editor of ''The New York American,"
Victor J. Watson, and Mayor Dylan,
both summoned in connection with
the transit inquiry, adjourned until day
after to-morrow.
Justice Weeks, District Attorney
Swat n and Mr. Almirall all declined
to discuss the proceedings.
It was rumored that the jury was
considering calling William Randolph
Hearst as a witness.
A presentment on the traction situ?
ation has been expected from the
grand jury. It was reported yesterday
that tiie jury had decided to hold off
this communication, which was rumored
to be an arraignment of several prom
inent New Yorkers, because of the
fear that if filed before election it
[might be construed as done for politi
jcal effect.
Laundry Strikers Win
In Fourth of Shops
Un?on (;et8 Closed Shop and 35
t*er Cent Increase
for 7,000
j More thfcn 25 per cent of the striking !
i hand laun^y worker.s went back to
? work yester4av> having won their de- ;
mends, according to an announcement
J made last night by Vernon B. Smith,
-president ot the strike committee of
j the several New York locals of the
I International I-aundrv Workers' Union,
It was also announced that one inde-!
pendent steam laundry has acceded to
the union demands. , \
As a result of the settlement abejut I
-.000 workers have returned to work.
It is expected that the rest of the hand I
laundry owners will soon reach agree?
ments with the union leaders.
Under the new terms, the workers
Win have union recognition, closed
shops and wage increases averaging!
abovt 35 p(,r ,.(.?(, There has been an |
Increase in prices as a result of the
?trike. f.
"Choose Ye This Day Whom Yr Shall Serve''
(Copyright. I'm:., New \ \>r?< Tribune Inc.)
j5 Longshore
j Locals Vote
To End Strike
,To Return to Work To-day;
Insurgent F a o t i o n Is
Willing to Go Bark for
85 C e 111 ? an IT o u r
, Striking longshoremen of five locals
usually employed in the t'helsea dis
j trict, including I.oca! 791, the "key"
; organisation of the international body,
\ voted unanimously yesterday to re
! turn to work a1 ~ o'clock this morn
i ing.
A committee that conferred with
\ the shipping interests reported the
' shipowners would grant no further in?
creases, hence advised the men to re
' turn to work until December I, when
the National Adjustment. Commission
] would reopen their case.
The return of the Chelsea dockers
j was taken by marine men to indicate
a collapse of the walk-out which has
tied up shipping since October S. The
end of the. entire trouble is expected
I by Monciay.
The insurgent faction, at a meeting
! with the Conciliation Commission
1 headed by the Mayor, at City Hall last
' night, proposed that if the shipowners
would agree to give the strikers 85
I cents an hour and $1.25 fo- overtime,
1 beginning December 1, the men would
go back to work at once. When Mayor
? Dylan conveyed this offer over the
, 'plione to Frederick Toppin, vice-presi?
dent of the. International Mercantile
Marine, Mr. Toppin replied he didn't
j have the authority to accept any offer.
The Mayor then advised the men that
as he was unable to do anything with
the shipping people they should re?
turn to work until December 1. When
I told that strikebreakers were getting
from 8"> cents to $1 an hour and $2 for
overtime he said he would investigate
the report.
Richard J. Butler, leader of the in?
surgents, was arrested yesterda^ on a
charge of disorderly conduct when lie
? got into an argument with a detective
j in a saloon at Thirteenth Avenue and
Twenty-fourth Street. He was paroled
; by Magistrate .McQuade for a rehearing
| on November 6.
Mayor Dylan had informed Butler's
| men that further parleys were useless,
i as the shipowners and the United
i States Shipping Board were determined
to employ such men as they could get,
union or non-union.
The taking of a strike vote by 5.000
freight handlers of Local ti7t> was de?
ferred yesterday. T. V. O'Conner,
! president of the International Long
1 shoremen's Association, announced
that about 9,000 men were back at
work on the waterfront, and that the
situation in the harbor was vastly im?
The Director of Public Safety in Ho
boken, following the example of the
; Mayor of Jersey City, refused to per
| mit a number of workers to u<> to
work, saying they were strikebreakers
from Manhattan.
Strike Puts Partit Rican
Troops on Rice Ration
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Oct. 31. -
Because of the continuance of the
dock strike at N'cvv York and the con?
sequent failure of food supplies to
reach Porto Rico, Governor Yager
has sent this message to Washing?
"The stock of provision? in Porto
Rico, especially flour, rice and pota?
toes, has greatly diminshed. Unless
vessels arrive immediately with pro?
visions very serious conditions will
arise. Soldiers of the Porto Rico
regiment have been reduced to a rice
ration, If the strike corn ?nues a
transport with provisions, especially
rice, flour and potatoes, should be
sent to Porto Rico. The price of
flour has nearly doubled in the last
few days.''
The Department of Justice has re?
quested the public to report instances
of profiteering.
Sausage Workers"
Strike Shuts Shop
Bolshevistic' ' Demands
Would Raise Drivers to
$245 a If eek\ 9Tis Said
Bolshevism has invaded the ranks
' of bologna artisans and lias inspired
them to aim a blow at the foundation
of the sausage industry, Adolph G?bel,
provision merchant, announced yester?
day. Mr. G?bel's plant in Brooklyn
closed its doors yesterday when 500
employees went on strike. The strikers
are composed of those who prepare the
pelts in which bolognas make thc-ir ap?
pearance in the world and those who
fill the skins after they have been pre?
The men demand the closed shop.
Rather than give in Mr. G?bel closed
his shop himself.
Officials of the company said they
were willing to grant any reasonable
demand" to the strikers. But these,
they charge, insist they won't return
to work until the driver? of the com
; pany and the outside salesmen
organize. The drivers and outside sales?
men, officials say, don't war:' to or?
ganize. So the plant has been shut
dow n.
In a lengthy statement, Mr. G?bel
charged that the defection of the
bologna ?raftsmen was the first step
in a plot to taki' over the plant and
run it for the benefit of the workers.
"Preposterous as it may seem," he
said, "the present strike in my plant,
if I yielded to its demands, would
mean that my drivers would receive up
to $245.50 a week. To their credit, they
fully realize the folly of these demands
and are opposed to them.
"Other details of the strike are just
as impossible of consideration and I
have determined, therefore, in the in?
terest of sound citizenship to close my
plant until such time as its operations
are no longer dictated by Bolshevist
Warned Berlin
To Beware U. S.,
Savs Hoi I weg
Prolest Against < nileresti?
mating America if She
Entered the War Iui?I?mI
ifter Hindenburg's Pira
BERLIN, (Jet. Ill (By The Associated
Press) Von Bethmann-IIollweg, Her?
man Chancellor during the greater
part, of the war, spent nearly two
hours in the witness chair to-day be?
fore the National Assembly sub-com?
mittee which is investigating what had
been the possibilities for bringing
about, peace during the war.
The former Chancellor said ho
sharply condemned the submarine war?
fare, but admitted the influence of Ad?
miral von Tirpitz, General Luder.dorff
and Field Marshal von Iiindenburg was
so strong that the German people were
absolutely convinced of its justifica?
tion and followed their generals
His voice almost broke with emotion
as he related his responsibility to the
people,at, home and the soldiers in the
trenches. When he tried to oppose
the submarine war, he said, General
Ludendorff telegraphed the Foreign
Ornee after an inspection of the West
front and von Hindenburg wired that
Germany would lose the campaign and
that she must have the submarine
Confident of Handling United States
?t was considered finally, according
t.. the former Chancellor, that eve/i
America, should she enter the war,
could he handled, and the army au?
thorities threw down the gauntlet to
political figures who opposed the sub?
marine campaign.
Warnings not to underestimate
America, which the former Chancellor
said he issued, failed of their put
pose bi cause, he declared. intense
hatred of America ruled solidly in all
political circles owing to the delivery
of ammunition to the Entente by the
United States.
The committee requested answers
from Dr. von Bethmann-Holweg, who
was Chancellor when the war began
and held office until July 14, 1917, to
the following three questions,:
"First Why did Hie ('(Mitral Powers
make their peace offer on December 12,
1916, when action by President Wilson
for peace had been suggested by Ger?
many and a certain prospect of such
action was held out, at tue iatest, for
the end of December'.'
Conditions of Peace
"Second Why were concrete peace
conditions not communicated to Presi?
dent Wilson ?
"Third Why, instead of pursuing
the idea of action tou'ird peace by
President Wilson, did Germany assent
to ruthless submarine warfare if she
knew it would lead to war with the
United States ?"
Dr. von Bethmann-IIollweg acknowl?
edged that the facts e tablished in the
course of the proceedings were correct
Continued on page aeren
Gompers and
Stone Side
With Lewis
Federation and Railway
Unions'' Heads Deeline
to Help Avert Tie-Up ;
Critieize Court Order
New Disturbances
By Labor Predicted
War Priority Rules on
Coal Shipments Are Re?
vived by Government
New York Tribune
Washington ll-irm-i
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. Organized
labor of the United States virtually
i decided to-night not to use its good
offices to avert the bituminous coa!
strike set for midnight, or to induce
the striking miners to submit their
diff.'ronces with the operators to ?urbi
? 'ration through a Presidential com?
This became apparent after confer?
ences nt the Department of Justice to?
day between Attorney General A.
I Mitchell Palmer and Warren S. Stone,
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
engineers, and other leaders of the
railroad employees und between Mr.
Palmer and Samuel Gompers and othei
officials of. the American Federation
. of Labor.
Late to-day Mr. Stone and his col
?leagues and Mr. Gompers and othe:
officials of the federation who saw Mr
Palmer talked over the situation fo
two hours, discussing the Attorney
General's suggestion that these labo
leaders might be able to clarify th'
I issue by advising the miners to cal' o?
J the strike.
Criticizes Injunction
Alter the conference Mr. Gomper
issued a statement in which he showe
clearly the federation's sympathy fo
| the miners, made ijo reference to cali
I ing oil* the strike and predicted that th
: injunction granted to-day bv a Federa
court in 'ndianapolis against the lead
ers of the mine workers "can only re
suit in creating new and more disturb
ing issues, which may not be confine'
solely to the miners."
Mr. Stone refused to say whether h>
and his colleagues indorsed the Gom
pers statement, but when asked if h
had tried or would try to get th'
miners to arbitrate and call off thi
st rike, he said :
"1 do not believe we will."
Although the details of the confer
ence between the labor leaders were no
disclosed, it vas believed to-night tha
i or the present there is no grea
clanger o) a general strike, or of om
involving the brotherhoods. How fa
this feeling may change, if the strike be
comes a bitter warfare and the govern
tuent is forced to use drastic means ti
protect itself and the people of tin
country, no official here would predict
Precaution Decided Upon
The failure of the most importan
branches of organized labor, however
to try to stop the strike left offkia
Washington convinced that about all !
\ can now hope for is to take every pos
1 sible precautionary measure to pro
? tect the nation from profiteering, dis
! tribute available coal and see that al
miners who want to work are protectei
in so doing.
The other principal developments to
! day were :
Director General Hines of the rail?
road administration issued an order
to his regional directors providing
for the distribution of bituminous
com? to the railroads and other indu?
tries in detailed order of precedence.
President V\ il: on issued an execu
i tive order reestablishing price fixing
; and control regulations governing
, bituminous coal.
Fuel Administrator Harry A. Gar
field signed an order reviving the dis
I tribution ami diversion orders under
1 which the old list of priorities goes
; back into effect immediately. He in
; timated anthracite coal would be in
eluded if anj attempt at profiteering
were observed.
The House by a heavy vote adopted
the Senate resolution pledging sup
; port to the Administration in the ef
I forts to meet "the present industrial
? emergency."
.Injunction Is Criticized
The conferences at the Departmei:
of Justice between the railroad brotl
erhood officials and Mr. Palmer, an
between those of the American Federt
. tion and the same officials, continue
most of the afternoon. There was n
disposition on the part of any of tii
labor leaders to tii reaten the Attorne
General with a strike by the brothei
hoods or by the organizations men
hers of the Federation, but labor plair
ly stated its views of the seriousnes
of the crisis, and there was some tall
at least on the part of the brothei
hood chiefs, about the possibility c
their not being able to hold their me
if the strike goe.? into effect arid th
government resorts to drastic measure
to break it.
Both the brotherhood chiefs an
those from the federation criticize
the use of the injunction in the miner
ensp, but Mr. Paiiner made it clea
that he regards it as an exceptions
ease and entirely different from on
in which an employer of labor use
this process of the courts to prever
a strike.
In the railroad brotherhood confpi
ence besides Mr. Stone and the Attoi
ney General were L. E, Shepperd, r
the conductors; Bert M. Jewell, of th
shopmen; J. J. Forrester, of the rai
road clerks; L. J. Ross, of the ra'lwa
telegraphers, and T. J. McMamara, c
the firemen. With Mr. Gompers wer
Continued on page three
Baker Transfers
Troops to Meet
Strike Emergency
General Bullard Sent to
Governors Island to
Take Full ('Iwrge of
tlie Eastern District
New York Tri?un*
XVanhii>o1on Burea :
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3] W li ?
movements of troops are now
way for the purpose of concentration
in the coal area. Can ??- in the Eastern
and Central departments of the arm ?
are particuiarly affected by order1 sei t
from Washington directing t le mi
ment of many units from po:::*?; where
they are not needed to strategic mobil
ization points near the mines.
Secretary Baker declined to-day to
say how many troops had been moved
closer to the territorv of the bitu
minous miners. He withheld the actual
strength of tiie troops ava
strike duty.
Lieutenant General Robert T. P ? '
larri, the new command! r of ti e !'
partment of the East, was dispatch? I
to Governor's Island yesterday
Secretary of War to direct tl
ment of troop-- that may be ?
service in the Pennsylvania and Mai
land coal fields. General Bullard was
given full authority by the War Do
part to respond to any calls fro
state officials.
Major General Leonard Wood
mander m' th? Central Department
likewise has been given wide o - "?
tionary powers by the U ar Depart
to act in any emergency tl at ma> ai ??<
"There have beet, some i ove ni i
of troop- to the Centra: Department
and to the Eastern Department." Sei ?
tary ?taker admitted. "Some additional
men have been sent to Camp Grunt, at
Rockford, and other camps in General
Wood's territory, and I understand
? ome men have been garrisoned ??'
('amps Upton and Meade, and p
I Camp Dix, in the Eastern Department.
, The War Department will not ai n
; the number of troops at any camp not
i give details of any movements of
? forces."
HUNTINGTON, W. Va.. Oct 31
Four hundred soldiers arrived here
: from Camp Taylor, Ky., a" 6 p
; strike duty in the West Virginia coal
i tields. The men were not permitted to
leave the cars, and it was -..id their
disposition would not be knowi
; (tie remainder of the battalion, now o i
the way, was here.
A second troop train and a Bupply
: train arrived here a' 7:23 o'clock.
Major Charles L. Coulter, intelligence
officer, said the troops would remain
in Huntington pending further orders
from General Wood. The men, ;t was
! stated, would remain in the cars until
such orders had been received.
Later it was officially nnnounced
Colonel W. II. Harrell, command:ng
the battalion, would proceed at i nee
to Charleston, where headquarters
would be established. He was to be
accompanied by the machine gun com?
pany, while one company of infantr>
was to be sent to Beckley, and another
to Clothier. Beclfley is an iihportan
mining center in the mountains
Raleigh County. Clothier . Boone
County, on ? ua! River.
DENVER. Oct. 31. Three companies
of state troops, mobilized,- at Goldei
to-night, were ordered to proceed im
mediately to the coal tields at Freder
ick, Co.. They are to entrain at
11 o'clock. Troops mobilized at Trin
dad will proceed to the BOUthera coal
tields to-morrow, it was announced at
the Capitol.
KNOXVILLE, Oct. 31. Major Gen?
eral E. M. Lewis, it was announced
here to-night, has ordered three i
panies of Federal troops to Kno\<
to be ready to enter the coal fields
East Tennessee or Eastern Kentucky
in event trouble arises follow :r.,
strike of miners. The men are to be
sent from Camp Cordon.
SPRINGFIELD. tier .;? !..
soft coal miners, who went on strike
late to-day, were encouraged ii . r
culars prepare! to-night by Frank Far
rington, district miners' president, to
pay no attention to threats that In
would be used.
?AMP SHERMAN. ? hillicothe, O tio,
Oct. 31. Military officials at < amp
Sherman said to-day they were pre?
pared to hold troops ready to entrain
for coal strike regions Thej declared
a battalion of 5'JO men drilled in ????.-; ?
and riot work could be entra ned
an hour after receipt of order
Of>erators Indorse
U. S. Strike Inquiry
Heady to Submit issues
to Tribunal Appoint?
ed by the President
CLEVELAND. Oct. 31. The first
step toward a possible arbitration of
differences between soft coal operators
and approximately 600,000 minei in
the threatened coal strike, scheduled
for midnight, was taken here to-day
at a conference of the executive com?
mittee of the central compel tive coal
field by the adoption, unanimously, ol
a resolution welcoming an investiga
tion of the strike by a tribunal wl ich
President Wilson may appoint. Fol?
lowing this action the conference ad?
In the resolution 'he operators r??
affirme?! acceptance of Preside..? Wil?
son's proposal of October 24 and wel?
comed an investigation by a tribunal
appointed bv him with a view to an
early settlement of the question at
Possibility of the mines being
worked seems remote, according to
some of the operators, who said some
states require an examination of ail
mine workers and there might not be
enough men to pass this examination.
At the sama time, however, they
declare they will keep the mines open
and do all in their power to continue
them in operation, if tha government
so order*?
Federal Writ
Is Defied as
n ion
Operators Watch Battlojj
From Side Lines ?yf
Government Prepar I
to Keep Mine-. Runni*
Garfield is Given
Full Power to \c,
Welfare of Public Alad
Main Issue as 100,000
WOrker? De-crt Shaft?
Bj I heodore M Kna]
aga ? ? ?
dn ?.:?!?
K11 o r ' . ? ?
B. A e r s o n, i ? ? . , ? ?
trict Co
govern ment
' ' ' ' V\ ? \
attacker ii
t r i k e t h e i
mines virtu
principals in the trial i
?.?? e that su its t?
to ai
bor, but ..?
bor, rei>r< ia
< all Vnswered bj 100
Lai >t reports ? i
? ?
( oloi .
-ter and C'hri^tia
ai d in a numbei
v ere ?emptod u
I ? was cp i ned
except ? men we; 4
der ?f
tions" ii ' ? ? ? - il? ? 1 '
cernei 01 . -
?igned agreement ' j
not dei --
?he P ,
? -
Interest Involved
? ? ?
order | ?
,,: tin I
ting ??
? : M .
carrying 01 any 01 t . !
'.ai : ly suppose d to '?? essent
PUCCI ' .' ' v
legal repre ?? I
? ffi ? aga;i ? '
??el fare
peopl ? ? ? ?
Li .
e L e v e 1
1 :. . road admin ?* ral
court acted !
...?- fl
"?'? >
B Aim -, A , ?
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? - 1 ai
;..? ? . .
again ?: ?
pn ? ?
? Cl
1 0
ceed '?? ho . ?
strain tig order I -
tive ores- :at m
? ?? 1
? ?
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? ?if.
si 1 nlun 1 < .-.der-. ? ?ted
? ? 9
- rail g ?
. :? ?
and distrii of the I
Mine Workers of An ? '
* cia! ; apa I I
- ? ? bei>??-.'
? ?
biding, ci
and all othe pers *
ever "a re . leii
mi a ge a t i ! 1
and n ne rkers
? ?
.1 id de fendant?
take effect at n ;
' ?: ?. - o be ?
. need or ot I erw 4 ..
and refrain from don - ? .-, i irt ..-r
m'* what so? ver to c ? ?Wt.
: he above d< scribed it *
tion from ? ork 1. pari -.e
m iners and n ine worki
mino - ? - ??- , from
.' r.e ??!'.!? '?
me ?? rs of lo< al I
union -, for the puri
strike :n effect, or for the
supporting such strikr by bi
about or maintaining anj other Btrikes;
from issuing any ins ictiol 1 ??
or oral, covering or arranging f ?? ? la
details of enforcing ch sti
dered to begin at n ht on >>??.,',
SI, 1919; from issuing any tnostgj? ^J

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