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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 25, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 10

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There will be no strike in the soft
coal fields ifi 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 t6 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
revolf'in Yotfngstown 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
the report which lias shocked the
United States." "Mother" highly
praised Walsh.
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Berlin, via Amsterdam, Jan. 25.
Supposedly secret diplomatic codes
of U. S. gov't are known to prac
tically every belligerent in Europe, it
was learned today. Col. N. M. Hous.e,
who is 'conferring with American am
bassadors in Europe as confidential
agent of President Wilson, will have
this fact impressed upon him- before
he returns to Washington. Through
him state department will be asked
to change its cipher.
It is nowJmpossible for any diplo
matic agent of the United States in
Europe to cable a message to Wash
ington with the certainty that it will
be transmitted without its contents
being known in Europe.
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American born, but a British. sub
ject, he has just been raised to the
house of lords. He was born In Mil
waukee in 1853.
George West are the real authors of

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