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Soft Coal Diggers of Nation Are Formulating Final Word m Threatened Strike Situtation i LXXXVIII—NO. 254 18 PAGES Da Vu^ATmfpLt OFFLCE RE AT A HA S RRIB^K iass HARRISBURG. PA. WEDNESDAY EV ENING, OCTOBER 29, 1919. sI TWO £ CENTS ES HOME EDITION STRIKE ORDER STANDS, MINERS DEFY TO Officials A nnounce After Conference They Have No Idea of Modifying Call For Walkout PRESIDENTS PRONOUNCEMENT WITHOUT SINGLE DEFENDER Bii Associated Press. Indianapolis, Oc. 29.—The strike order of the United Mine Workers, effective Friday midnight, stands. After two hours' discussion the conference here to-day of officials of the big union it was announced had no idea of modifying the call for a cessa tion of work. . President Wilson's pronouncement on the threatened indus trial war had no defender in the conference, it was stated. The condemnation of the proposed walkout by President Wilson and his suggestion that a tribunal be ap pointed to find a basis of settlement of the disagreement between work ers and employers with coal pro duction continuing meanwhile, held no charms for the union leaders. Predict Reply to Wilson Just prior to the conference, au thoritative forecasts of the action to-day are almost totally lacking. There is a well-defined impression, however, that a reply to President Wilson would be outlined, at least, if not fully drafted and adopted by the conference as a whole. Finul Word With but 60 hours left before the time for stoppage of production of the nation's fuel supply, the meeting is the most weighty one which has yet been held in connection with the. miners' demands for a six-hour day, a live-day week and 60 per cent, increase in wages. Out of it will come the final word of the miners on the situation. Representatives of coal miners in all parts of the country were here to-day, for while it originally was planned to hold only a meeting of the executive board of the organ ization at this time, in view of the demand of President Wilson last Sat urday that the strike order be re scinded, Acting President John L. Lewis broadened the scope of the conference. As a consequence 25 district presidents of the mine workers, the full scale committee composed of 32 members, and the board of executives comprising a representative from each of the 29 districts, are in attendance. All of those present/it was stated, will have a vote. Realize Seriousness The delegates entered the confer ence this morning with a full realiza tion of the seriousness of their un dertaking On every hand they have been met with expressions of the grave consequences attaching to the [Continued on Page I.] Puts in Claim For 14 Acres of Ground Now Part of Hog Island Claims of Frank M. Zeller, of Philadelphia, to ownership of about fourteen acres of what is now the Hog Island shipyard along the Dela ware, were heard by the State Hoard of Property to-day at the Depart ment of Internal Affairs and the members decided to visit the yard on November 11 to see for them selves the situation. The claim em braces land upon which shipways are in operation. It is the largest proposition of the kind to come be fore the Board in years, involving a large sum of money. The claim arises out of what was called New Providence Island, which is now a part of the tract known as Hog Island and has been in litiga tion for months. Some time ago Wil liam I. Schaffer, the Attorney Gen eral, who was counsel for the Amer ican International Shipbuilding Corporation, tiled objections to Kel ler's claim for a patent and Deputy Attorney General Emerson Collins sat in his place on the Board. The other members are Secretary of in ternal Affairs Woodward and Secre tary of the Commonwealth Woods. Counsel for the shipbuilding con cern claimed New Providence islund never really was an islund, but was the result of dredging operations and attacked the procedure of the claim, counsel for Zellers meeting this by saying that the islund con sisted of fourteen acres in 1909 when he filed, his claim and gave the name. It was asserted he did not press his claim until 1917. Zellers said he had watched the island grow front 1904. His counsel claimed that in course of time the islands were join ed and a natural channel obliterated. Congressman G. W. Edmonds, of Philadelphia, appeared as director of a railroad which was interested in availability of the island for ter minals. THE WEATHER. HnrrlsburK unci Vicinity! Gener ally cloudy to-night anil Thurs ilny, probably rain Thursday, Not much cbanKr In tempera ture. loweat to-night about 43 ' degrees. Unstcrn Pennsylvania! Cloudy to nlaht. Thurxdny unsettled nlth probably rain. .\ot much cluinitr In temperature. Modrrute north east nlndn, Rlvrri The lower portion of the main river will rise slightly thiH afternoon and to-night and remain nearly atntlonary Thuradayt the upper portion will probably remain xtatlon nry. All tributaries will fall slowly or remain atntlonary to il Ia h t and probably Thurxilny except the lower portion of the TVeat branch xvlilch will rise slightly to-night. \ iinnc of about 4.2 fret la Indicated for Hnrrlsburg Tburadny morning. HARRISBURG 9SMHSS. TELEGRAPH Tough on Ex-Kaiser By Associated Press Doom. Holland. Oct. 5 5 There is a superstitution at Doom, which, because of Incomplete records is somewhat difficult to bear out that the house at Doom recently pur chased by the former kaiser, is un lucky for its male occupants. It is said that the house lias generally oeen occupied by widows, the men having died after a few years' oc cupancy. The Baroness Van Heem stra, who sold the house to the kaiser, was a widow. GRAVE DANGERS TO BE FACED BY LABOR LEADERS American Federation and the Brotherhoods Will Attend Meeting at Washington TO FORMULATE ACTION Is Called to Promote Rights, Interests and Freedom of Wage Earners By Associated Press Washington, Oct. 29.—Chiefs of the -National and International Unions af filiated with the American Federation of Labor were called to-day to meet here December 13, to formulate such action as may be essential to safe guard and promote the rights, inter ests and freedom of the wage earn ers." The call, issued by the Federation's execuive council and the heads of the four railroad brotherhoods declared labor was confronted with "grave dangers affecting the very foundation of its structure," and that it was im perative that the responsible repre sentatives of the workers agree upon "fundamental principles" which will maintain the "rights of free men." Tnkrs up Anti-Strike Lawn No specific topics for discussion were outlined, but it is known that pend ing anti-strike legislation will be one of the principal subjects. Other mat ters expected to be taken up include collective bargaining, and the right of organized labor to choose its own spokesmen as it sees fit, subjects which finally resulted* in the dissolu tion of the National Industrial Con ference called by President Wilson. Tile t all The text of the call follows: "Nearly a month before the decla ration of war by the United States Government, the executives of the National and International Unions met in conference in Washington and then and there declared labor's attl [Continued on Page I.] Rationing of Sugar to Candy Manufacturers Is Suggested to Board By Associated Press Washington. Oct. 29.—Rationing of sugar to manufacturers of candy soft drinks and the like soon is to be suggested by the Sugar Kqualization Board, a House war investigation committee was told to-day by Her bert Hoover, former Federal food administrator. This step by the board. Hoover said, resulted from the fact that "raw sugar has risen beyond the point where it can be bought advan tageously for the housewife." BAY RUM IS DENIED OLD TOPERS AT DRUGSTORES Hair lonic Also Designed For External Rather Than Inter nal Lubrication, Retailers Decide Demands for bayrum are increas ing. Likewise druggists are having more calls for hair tonic and the turnover of flavoring extracts is in creasing. City druggists are unan imous in this assertion. With the way of the drinker espe cially rocky since July 1, the afore mentioned article and others of high alcohol characteristic, have been de manded in increasing quantities. So great has become the demand END OF BATTLE ON AMENDMENTS BELIEVED NEAR Senate Leaders Hope For Vote of Last of Group Late To day or Tomorrow DISCUSSING LABOR PACT Debate Centers on Provision For an International Organization By Associated Press Washington, Oct. 29. The Moses amendment to the Peace Treaty, last of those proposed by the Foreign Relations Com mittee, was rejected to-day by the Senate. I,ike the Johnson amendment defeated last Mon day. it dealt with voting power in the League of Nations. Washington. Oct. 2 9.—The end of the Senate battle over the 4li amend ments written into the Peace Treaty by the Foreign Relations Commit tee seemed in sight to-da.v, the lead ers hoping that a vote on the last of the group could be taken to-day or to-morrow. The amendment was presented by Senator Moses, Repub lican, New Hampshire, and would exclude all the British dominions from voting in any League of Na tions controversy to which one of them was a party. A subject not touched by the com mittee was injected into the tight to-day by Senator Gore, Democrat, Oklahoma, who presented an amendment to Article 21 proposing that under the League no nation would go to war "until an advisory vote of the people shall have been taken as an additional conditions af ter arbitration had failed." Centers About laihoi- The debate centered during much of the session around the Treaty's provision for an international labor organization. Efforts to alter it are to be made by several senators. Senator LuFollette, Republican, Wisconsin, assailed the labor pro vision as undemocratic and perilous to American labor interests. In stead of giving labor "a new charter of rights," as President Wilson had contended, he said "it would per petuate the wrong and injustice in the present relation existing between labor and capital." Samuel Gompers and other Amer ican delegates had protested against many provisions at Paris, he said, but had been "beaten on every im portant point." In preparation for a vote on the Moses amendment the Senate voted down 31 to 4 9 a substitute proposed by Senator Shields. Democrat, Ten nessee, under which the British dominions would vote collectively and have one vote in the League. GUARD UNITS FOR OLD LOCATIONS WILL BE POLICY Commanders of New Guard Keystone State Have Get- Together Session General officers and colonels of the new Pennsylvania National Guard who met at the Capitol to-day with Ad jutant General Frank D. Beary and Major General W. G. Price, Jr., com manding the proposed military arm of the State, to-day expressed the general desire that communities which had units for the new guard and that all men who had served in the war, either in this country or overseas, and in the Pennsylvania Reserve Militia should file their applications for commissions. The general sentiment was that as many men of military experience as possible be embraced in the new guard. General C. T. Cresswell, commanding the Reserve Militia, and his adjutant, Major James Starr, met with the con ference by invitation. Generals Price and Beary outlined their arrangements with the War Department for the or ganization of a tactical division and I lie three brigadier generals, E. C. Shan non, Richard Coulter and George C. Richards presented their views. Few Are Absent All of the new colonels except Wil liams. Brookfield. "<Mnney and Mehard were | esent as were a number of men of lesser rank. The morning session was devoted to outlining the new divi sion and the afternoon to equipment, location, field and staff personnel. Ap pointments and, locations will not be [Continued on Page 4.] for the goods and so large have been the quantities in which flavoring ex tracts have been bought, that drug gists are suspicious. They are unit ing to make the way of the drinker even more rugged. No longer will they sell the goods when there is doubt in their minds, that it will be put to its proper use. Hair tonics and bayrum are in tended for external and not internal lubrication, one druggist is quoted as saying. ®K stoc-3nfcpcndent. UNCOVER PLOT TO SPREAD BOMB TERROR IN U.S. Radicals Planned Another Sc ries of Explosions Over Country Next Sprint* SIX ARE UNDER ARREST Woman Is Caught in Toils Which Net Explosives, Pis tols and Red Literature* J Hj/ Associated Press Cleveland, Oct. 29. Discovery of a radical plot to spread terror throughout the nation by another series of bomb explosions next spring was announced by the police here to-day following the arrest last night of five men and one woman, sus pected of having planned the de struction of the central police sta tion. Believing they are members of an anarchistic circle that has been working in more than 100 cities, the police questioned the group all night in an effort to learn details of their plans or the extent of their organization. One of the men is believed by the police to have been active in bomb ing Mayor Davis' home, June 2, last. Country-Wide l'lot With the prisoners the police cap tured a large quantity of high ex plosives, one complete bomb, several incomplete bombs, a number of au tomatic pistols and a supply of am munition, and much anarchistic lit erature. The police declared the bombs were similar to those used in the bombing of Mayor Davis' home. They believe the arrests will lead to ap prehension in other cities in con nection with the country-wide bomb outrages which occurred last May and June. Those held by police are Theodore Lerowar and Stev Matejka and his wife, Helen, charged with having ex plosives in their possession ; Geohge 'feeder, charged with being a suspicious person and three men whose names the police are withholding, two of them are said to ,be terrorists, internationally known radical followers. Four raids were made by police last night on information gathered by of ficers who have been working on the case two months. A tip from Chicago that central police station here was to be blown up soon hastened the raids, which had been planned for a few weeks hence. GERMANS TO BALiK Berlin, Tuesday, Oct. 28. The Deutsche Algemeine Zeltung says semi officially that the reply of the German government to the note from the Su preme Council at Paris, demanding the surrender of German ships sold to Hol land during the war, probably will be 111 the negative. The note will declare that the go\ernment is unable to en dorse the legal arguments of the En tente that the sale of these ships, which are now in German waters, was invalid. WAGE DECISION TO BE ANNOUNCED BY HINES SOON Details of Recommendations hv Board Discussed at Meeting With Committee I'.y Associated Press Washington, Oct. 29. Director General Mines has not reached a decision on the wage demand of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Details of the recommendations made by the Board of Railway Wages were discussed to-day by of ficials of the railroad administration with President Lee and the union's strike committee to develop how the recommendations would work in practical application. Mr. Hines hopes to make an award in the case In the near future. Mr. Hines will act on the demand independently of President Wilson, but the President's general policy laid down at the time the. shopmen were denied a genferal increase, but given an adjustment of inequalities compared with other union mem bers, will govern his decision. Mr. Lee and his committee con ferred yesterday, but said there was nothing to be made public concern ing their discussion. Asked if a re fusal of a wage increase meant a strike, Mr. Lee pointed out that the union had expressed a willingness to let the government show what could be done to reduce prices as a means of relieving the economic pressure on the men. lie added that he saw very little relief as yet from that source. As to a strike, he said what ever action was taken would be in harmony with the other three brotherhoods after consultation with them. The most important question pre sented by the union's -jrmands is that of time and a half for overtime, which has been sought for several years as a "punitive measure" to curtail the long hours of work. If granted it would be the most im portant-victory gained by railroad employes since the eight-hour law became effective. <JO\ KRN'OR WARNS MINKKN Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 29.—-Mem bers of district, No. 10, United Mine Workers of America, to-day received formal notification from Governor Hart thnt the State of 'Washington would not tolerate any attempt to "freeze the government into submission" tp de mands being made by the organized miners, under threat to strike Novem ber 1. The Governor declared he would not argue how the state can protect itself and Its citizens. Approach of New Memorial Bridge This is how the western approach of the new Soldiers' and Sailors' Me morial Bridge in State street, %'ill look when it is completed. The diaw ing was made by Arnold W. Brunner. DAUPHIN GRADE CROSSING WILL BE ELIMINATED No Objection to Building Sub way Under Railroads Filed Before Public Service N'o objections to the building of the subway at the lower end of Dauphin were put before the Public Service Com mission to-day at thr hearing conducted before Chairman W. D. B. Ainey. The subway was proposed by the State Highway Department to eliminate a dangerous grade crossing in the road linking Harrisburg with • the William Penn highway and the Susquehanna Trail. Engineers representing the State Highway Department, the Pennsylvania Hallroad and the Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company were In at tendance at the conference. It was said that the project will cost about jiIOO.UOO. The subway will be 28 feet wide and the cost will be apportioned between the two railways, the State Highway Department, the county, the borough of Dauphin and Middle Paxton township. Because of the absence of protest against the plans as drawn bv the State, the Public Service Commission's decision is regarded as being assured of favoring the proposal. If the appor tionment of costs is made next iiontn it is said probably a contract for the work may be let before the year is out. HOME FROM ITALY, TELLS HOW WAR UPSET COUNTRY Advises Visitors to Remain Away For Several Years Because of Confusion "Don't go buck to Italy for several years, at least, if you want to be well fed and comfortable," said Charles Martin, proprietor of the Martin House at 43,1 Market street, in reply to questions which other lo eul Italians have asked him. Mr. Martin has just come back after a four months' tlip on which lie was accompanied by his wife and Peter Baptist!. "I enjoyed the trip to my home in Dacca, where my sister lives," said Mr. Martin this morning, "but I didn't enjtfy the food, or the trans portation or the general feeiing of unrest, which seems to pervade the .place. The only thing at present that appeals about Italy is the. won derful wine, which is just as good in my country as it ever was. Peo ple who are bemoaning prohibition now could do no better than take a little Hier to Italy if they want to stock up." MARRIED LIFE BROUGHT HIM LITTLE BUT TEARS Cried More in Two Years of Wedded Life Than He Did in Half Century of Bachelorhood ' "I s'hed more tears in the last two years, since 1 was married, than I did the rest of my] life," John S. Stiheruck, Middletown, told Presi dent Judge George Kunkel to-day during the hearing of his applica tion for a divorce front Mary Stine ruck. on the grounds of cruel antl barbarous treatment. Mr. Stlneruck, who is a middle aged man, was married January 4, 1917, according to the libel which was tiled, and he said he had to leave his wife in July, this year, because of the way she treated him. He said that her tlltreatmcnt began six months aftjer they were married und continued until he left. At the time of the separation Mr. Stlneruck said he was almost a nervous wreck, and has not completely recovered yet frtfm the manner in which his wife beut and slapped him. Judge Kunkel told his attorney that it appeared to be a ense of in compatibility and not cruel treat ment and that When a man of his i one of the engineers and planners en. I gaged by the State to aid in complet ing- arrangements for Capitol Park I extension improvements. Next Tuos l day voters of the city will ballot for I the transfer of SBOO,OOO toward the !"GET OUT VOTE" ! IS SLOGAN FOR FALL CAMPAIGN Republican Majority All Mat ter of Arousing Voters to Its Importance DEMOCRATS ARE GLUM Up in Air Over Failure of the; Bosscsto Conic to Sup port of Party Republicans .of Harrisburg and Dauphin cowaty have but one | thought in mind this week and that is: "Got out the vote next Tuesday." It is generally conceded, even by Democrats, that the whole Jtepuli lican ticket will be elected. In the quietest campaign in years the only question now is how big the Republican majority will be. "That is the only cloud in the sky," said a Republican leader to day. 'We must not sit down and fold our hands simply because the opposition is putting up no tight. Many an election has been lost by (he lethargy of the voters —over- eonttdence in the result—and while there is no danger of the election being actually lost to the Repub licans this time, there is the danger that over-confidence will keep too many voters at home. We ought to roll up a majority this year that will leave no doubt in Democratic m'nds what we mean to do next year. Get out the vote: that is the slogan we all must adopt." Two Big Rallies Acting on this suggestion, the Tenth ward Republicans will hold [Continued oil Page 1.1 Says Roof: Beer. Cider Come Under the Ban i New York. Oct. 20. Pointing out that the, law describes as intoxicat ing any beverage containing as much as one-half of one per cent, of alcohol by a volume, Hugh P. Fox. secretary of the Brewers' Association, in a statcinit, declared that a large number of root beers and other recognised "soft drinks" contain or will develop more than this amount, unless harmful pre servatives are used. He says that exemption of home drinks In the bill was made to keep the farmer from "arising 'n wrath If Ms hard cider or home-made wine should be interfered with." JACKSON RESIGNS Frank O. Jackson, patrolman, this afternoon tendered his resignation to Mayor Daniel L. Kiester. Jackson had IICCII charged with approaching white women. > | age married a woman of her age I there should be no complaint because I each one had lixed habits by that time. About twenty divorce hearings I were held during the morning by Judge Kunkel and Judge V. Henry, the latter presiding in court room No. 2. Furman M. Todd, in ■ suing for a separation decree, told , Judge Henry, his wife left him be i cause she wanted to live in Phlladel s phia while he preferred to live In Harrisburg. Christian Ober, who said lie was 55 years old, testified that from the I time of his marringe severui years I ago, Mrs. Barbara Ober, his wife, did not seem to be happy, and fl ' nally left him. Hater she came with | a sister for some of her furniture • j which he permitted her to take, and i afterward asked him to sign a rc ' I lease so that she coul I sell a prop ■ I erty. Ho has not heurd from her ■ I since, he sattl, and was not sued by i her for maintenance. ; payment of the new bridge, instead of being used for the construction of a ! bridge at Walnut street. The draw • ing also gives an Idea of the setting I of the proposed soldiers' memorial to l>e erected at the eastern approach. CITY LOANS ARE ! SUPPORTED BY COMMERCE BODY Businessmen Recognize Need of Sewers, Paving and Bathing Beach The unqualified support of the Har l-isburg Chamber of Commerce has been given to the loans which will he voted upon at the general election next Tuesday, and the members have been urged by the officials of the or ganization to support the bond issues [Continued on I'agc 10.] |4 29 MEN ENTOMBED IN BURNING MINE 1 § jA AMSTERDAM, OHIO. TWENTY-NINE MEN J x ARE ENTOMBED IN MINE NO. 2 OF THE 4 T 4 YOUGHIOGHENY AND OHIO COAL COMPANY i I J AND A FIRE IS RAGING. IT WAS CAUSED BY J 4* E LHCTE tC FAN CATCHING FIRE IN AN EN- * X i ELY ABOUT NOON. NO EXPLOSION OCCURRED \ IT AND ALL EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE TO RES- * ■ X-CUE THE IMPRISONED MEN. !t * IT CANADA TO HOLD HE$ SUGAR J !$* ,i ■ 1 : • c * | ft the United State:; were canceled to-day by the Canadian < Iff* Trade Commission and no more licenses for such expor- IT ' |4 tations will be issued. < t MORE MEN ARE RETURNING TO WORK i | Canton. Rtports from the steel plants crippled by X the s'rike are that more men went to work this morning T in answer to appeals by the ppeJrators to return under X •v'.t-ct.cr, I -tut.-, count- a.V ' • I : <94 . I J GERMAN FOUND GUILTY OF BLOWING BRIDGE " * Frederickton. .Werner Horn was found guilty to-day *| 4 on the charge that lie dynamited the Canadian end of the . t International Bridge at St. Croix, N. 8.. on February 2, . ** 1915. The jury was out .only 13 minutes. Horn, who ft conducted his own defense, said he was a German office •* - and was acting under orders of the German government t in war time. * € * CAPITAL AND LABOR TO BE REPRESENTED t it ft Washington. Representatives of labor and capital in £ H t „ the United States will participate unofficially in the In tern.??!*n.A. Labor Conic ••nice; which ber-.n its .e.'-.ions } T * here to-day, and Secretary Wilson, of the Labor-Depart- j Tj mcnt who called the conference to order win be named president. !*•* I t % MARRIAGE LICENSES John ltrnvn niul Annie Wil l Buhoutf JoNcph McK. sfll)'ardi * KI-JMT, AV. V h and Kvn E. rMPman, Harrlwburic; Arthur C. Wright* T Jr., IlitrrUhurff, anil Ylrftle Ai. i InKMt, lloekervlllrt Ednard D. \V>IMM* and Cntliurlnr I. Nehmim. John C. <*ould, Strclton, and to C L Annn C. llofTiiitin, l.ykena. A <f w < ( '• i < SALOONS CLOSED TIGHT, WITH 2.75 BEER OUTLAWED Some Hotel Owners to Retain Licenses Anticipatory to Wilson's "Wet Spell" BARTENDERS' HOLIDAYS Doors Locked in Many In stances For All Time; Breweries Stop Harrisburg closed its saloons to day, locked the doors and put the keys away until such time as Presi dent Wilson lifts the wartime pro hibition ban as he threatened to do yesterday when the Peace Treaty is approved by the Senate. Some hotelmen let their bartenders take vacations and announced that they will take out a November liquor license in anticipation of the "wet spell" that is to come if the Treaty is approved before January 16, \frhen the constitutional "dry" amendment becomes operative. No effort to evade the law will be made by saloonmen or brewers, men who have been in the wholesale and retail business emphasized to day. It was said possible tnat one or more of the four local breweries might put a beverage containing less than one-half of one per cent, on Ihe market. The managers of each plant emphasized the point that their plants will not be operated without the law. Several of the hotelmen have put in a stock of the "near beers" al though they may not under the act even he termed "beer" no matter what their alcoholic content. In the main, however, the hotels closed their bars, many of them for good, us some of the larger hostelries huve no more liquor on hand to dispose of in case Wilson makes good his threat. These hotelmen say it would not pay them to lay in a stock of liquors for a possible few weeks' snle. RULER TO WED Luxemburg, Tuesday, Oct. 28. Grand Duchess Charlotte, of Luxem burg and Prince Felix, of Bourbon- Parma will be married here on Novem ber 6 by Bishop Micotra, papal nuncio.