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s LONDON. Oet. -1 (by Associated Press). The coal strike situation took an unexpected grave turn today when railway men and transport workers announced they would strike in sympathy with the coal miners un less negotiations between the govern ment and the miners is reopened this week. They issued a virtual ultima tum to the government that ail would quit work Sunday at midnight unless the strike is settled or negotiations begun by Saturday. • VICTORIA. Oct L’l t by Associated Press). Premier Oliver declared to day that in view of the result of the plebiscite yesterday, when, prohibition was voted down by a large majority, I legislation for the repeal of existing acts, to provide government control and sale of liquors, will lie framed. The premier believes a liberal policy will lie adopted, hut no return to sa loons. Returns from the prohibition plebis cite indicate a majority of at least 15.000 in favor of government control and sale of liquors. Moderaitonists claim they will defeat the prohibition ists by more than 30.000 when com plete returns have been received. INTERNATIONAL FORUM , FAVORED BY JOHNSON NEW YORK. Oct. 21 (by Associated j Press). Senator Johnson sent a state ment to national headquarters today | in which he declared he would be “delighted to see the establishment j of an international forum where there j would be a full discussion in open ses-. sion of international problems which! might form public opinion and tend to prevent war.” UNEARTH EVIDENCE OF BUILDING TRUST Xi'lW YORK, Oct. 21 (by Associate:! Press). Agents of the attorney gen eral's office today raided the office j of John T Hettriek. attorney for aj group of master plumbers, and seized documents which will be taken before L\he joint legislative committee inves tigating an alleged building material trust. LOS ANCiKLKS, Oct. 31 (by Associ ated I’ress). One girl is known to be liead and several others believed to have been lulled in a fire which wrecked a live story building last night in the wholesale district. Fifty hysterical girls and women were hud dled on the roof virtually surrounded by smoke and flames and were car ried to safety by firemen and volun teers. A number of firemen were in jured. The damage is estimated at $300,000. TAFT SAYS HARDING’S OPPOSITION TO LEAGUE LIES IN ARTICLE 19 BLOOM I XU TON, Tnd.. Oct, 21 (by Associated Press). Kx-President Talt in his address here last night de dared alleged expressions that Sena tor Harding had scrapped the league and repudiated it were grossly unfair. He said the nominee's opposition lies to a rt iele ten. PARIS. Oet. 2t (by Associated Press).—Russia his issued an ultima tum to Armenia demanding permis sion of tile immediate transport ot Rolsheviki troops through Armenia to effect a junction with the Turkish Nationalists. The permission has been refused and it is believed will result in serious lighting. TEXAS GROCERS ARE indicted by jurors HOUSTON, Tex.. Oct. 21 (by Asso ciated Press V Fourteen wholesale grocers were indicted here today by the federal grand jury on charges of profiteering in sugar. K F(1 IN A. Oct. 21 (by Associated Pressi. -Fire yesterday at Wadena, Saskatchewan, destroyed 12 stores end caused damage of $300.00(1. The origin of the blaze is Unknown. Stef Canita Wave Scale Ji MEW YORK. Oct. 21 (by Asso ciated Press.) Airmen of the army and navy including many who won fame by their exploits during the war will gather here on the night of November 11 to celebrate the sec ond anniversary of the signing of the armistice. The committee in charge has made reservations for 3.100 diners who will be arranged according to squadrons, flying fields and other units to which they be longed. Military rank will be forgotten at the dinner, according to announce meat by the committee. Generals will be mere pilots, exchanging stories of war experiences with air men who served with lower rank. Arrangements for the reunion are in charge of a committee of which Laurence LaTourette llriggs, founder and first president of the American Flying club, is chairman. Other members are James B. Taylor, Jr., and Albert G. Read of the navy; Eddie Richenbacker, Ellio Springs, Charles J. Biddle, Charles Hanson Towne, Harold E. Hartney and Cole J. Younger of the army. REPUDIATES SIGNED | CONFESSION THAT HE MURDERED HIS WIFE CHICAGO. Oct. Ill (by Associated j Press i. Carl Wanderer, testifying ill i his own trial on the charge of murder ing his wife and a ragged vagabond in a mimic holdup, repudiated his | signed statement of confession and declared himself innocent. He said he had been beaten and mauled in liis cell until he coni seed. I _ ! MlXKOI,A. X. Y.. Oct. 21 <bv Asso I cialed Press).- The four army planes with pilots and observers which com pleted the round trip to Nome here | y< sterday. left today for Washington, | where they will be given an official reception at Boiling field. (' iptaiu Street declared the trip was in ly a success and he will reeoiu lie ml that air lines lo Alaska lie es ; la 'dished in the near future over the ■ route covered in the flight. He said as surance had been given him that the j (’a Indian government would co oper late in the establishment of the air i service in every way possible. .Vine plane: and a photographic I plane accompanies the Nome flyers to ! Washington as an escort, and sledge ; dogs from thi' far northwest were 1 taken along as mascots. The* flyers will file complete reports of the result of their trip shortly. PLOT TO RESTORE FORMER KING HAS BEEN DISCOVERED WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (by Asso ciated Press).- The Greek legation charges that a plot to undermine the authority of Premier Venizelos and restore former King Constantine to the throne of Greece has been discov ered. The plot is said to have orig inated in foreign countries. NEW YORK. Oct. 21 (by Associated Press). Approximately half a million Italians will emigrate to the United States during the next three years, according to Baron Romato Avczzani, Italian ambassador to America. The ambassador said many were.also go ing to South America, where they are being offered special inducements. MACSWINEY FED MEAT JUICE DURiNG DELIRIUM LONDON, Oct. 21 (by Associated Press). It was admitted by the Irish I) termination League that Lord Mayor MacSwiney of Cork was fed meat juice during his delirium today. This is the seventieth day of his hun ger strike. -•-. BIG SUM VOTED TO AID FORMER SOLDIERS — CHICAGO. Oct, 21 (by Associated Press).—It was announced today that the Methodist Episcopal church has votod $2,500,000 to aid former soldiers to resume educational work inter rupted by the war. ROCHESTER, V., Oct. L'l (by As snc i Ted Press- Senator Harding I making his first speech in New York ■ again challenged the Democrats tc show where he had changed his stand on the League of Nations since ac , cepting the nomination. He reiter . ated his opposition to the covenant j as it stands. BOWS ON GOLD IS DISCUSSED WASHINGTON. Oct. 21 (by Asso ciated Press i. The McFadden bill, proposing a tax on gold used in indus tries, was attacked and defended be fore the American Hankers’ Associa tion convention today. A special committee on the bill made its report, opposing the bill as tut attack on the basic element of the gold standard, while Representative McFadden defended the measure, de claring that addition of new gold to the tuition's reserve would assist do nation and stimulate a healthy return to normal conditions. He asserted that the average cost of raw materials used in other industries had increased 112 per cent during the war. while users in the gold industries continued to obtain raw material at pre-war pries s lixctl by the government. He denied that the bill was aimed as a blow at the gold standard. LETTER CARRIER BURNS POLITICAL MATTER AS IT MADE PACK TOO HEAVY ( HH'AGO. Oct. 21 (by Associated Press).—George Klatt, a mail carrier, was arrested today charged with burn ing political matter sent through the mails because "it made his pack too heavy." He said other carriers tohl him they burned political advertising matter. BODIES- OF" OREGON"" SOLDIERS REACH HOME PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 21 (by Asso ciated Press).—The bodies of Privates John Laakko of Astoria, Sidney Per mit of Marshfield, Ore.. \V. Matthews of Pellingham. Wash.. II. A. Houston of Prinovillo, Ore.. William P. Morin of Tigard. Ore., and Theodore K. Law ton of Portland, all members of the Twentieth engineers, have arrived here from French cemeteries. SETTLEMENT OF COAL STRIKE IS IN SIGHT MEXICO CITY, Oct. 21 (by Associ ated Press).- Progress toward the settlement of the strike of 30.000 min ers in the Coahuila district is reported today. The strike threatens to throw more than 100,000 men out of employ ment. WANT AND HUNG VRE RAMPANT IN PETR0GRAD LONDON, Oct. 21 (by Associated Press).—H. G. Wells, a novelist, who has just returned from Russia, says want and hunger are the order in Petrograd. He declared reports of up risings were absurd. I _ ! MOSCOW, Oct. 21 (by Associated j Press).- An agreement has been j reached by the Soviet and British gov ernments (hat all British nationals, including those in prison, will be repatriated beginning October 20, and that those remaining must sign a statement that they do so of their own volition. There are now five Americans in j prison in Russia and more than 3,000 | Americans in the country, including : the families of Russians who have i been naturalized and want repatria II ion. UNITED LUTHERANS OPPOSE MODIFIC ATION VERSAILLES TREATY WASHINGTON, pel. 21 I by Asso ciated Press i. The United Lutheran i church of America in convention to I day refused to sanction the declara J lion last night of Rev. E. F, Bachman i that the treaty of Versailles should be modified. AUSTIN. Tex.. Oct. 21 (by Associ ated Press).--Governor W. P. Hobby of Texas, in a telegram today to Pres ident Wilson, declares there is no longer any reason for withholding j recognition of the new Mexican gov ernment. The governor declared that recognition would “mean much to the | United States as well as to Mexico, and will mean more now than if post poned until a later date.” BAIL IS GRANTED TO SYLVANIA PANKHURST LONDON, Oct. 21 (by Associated Press). Sylvania Pankhurst. arrested here on a charge of attempting to j cause sedition in the navy, was grant ed bail today. ADMIRAL EVANS LEFT FOR CORDOVA TODAY SKATTLK. Oct. 21 (by Associated Press).- The steamer Admiral Kvans | sail for Alaska at Id o’clock this morning with 4(5 passengers. L. 0. : Hinckle was the only passenger fori Cordova. TACOMA, Oct. 21 (by Associated Press). The News-Tribune this morning announced that Bobby Stagg, the baby kidnapped from its mother on September 14. was returned safely yesterday. Two reporters assisted in the recovery of the child. No details were given out. BRAINERD CASE CONTINUED NKW YORK. Oct. 21 (by Associated Press). The hearing in the case of Betty Brainerd. the Seattle society girl accused of kidnapping in the Stagg case, has been continued until Monday to allow Governor Smith to review the application for extradition to Tacoma. Governor Smith will probably announce his decision tomor row. MEN 1.0 PARK, Cal.. On. 21 <li> Associated I’n 1. Franc- - Doe, the Chinese girl aviatrix. was killed, and her pilot, John Courtney, fatally in jured. when they jumped from a fall ing plane today. IS STILL MISSING YANl’Ol'VER. Oct 21 (by Associ ated Press). No trace has yet been found of .Mayor (1. R. Cervical, who has been missing since last Sunday. Five hundred people are now engaged in the search. COX IS WHISTLING ~ TO KEEP UP COURAGE NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (liv Associated Press). Governor Cox today tele graphed Democratic national head quarters: "We have the enemy on the run and it now looks like a sweep ing victory." EARTHQUAKE FELT BUT WITH NO DAMAGE TOULOUSE. France, Oct. 21 (by Associated Press). Earthquake shocks were felt yesterday in the Pyrenne department.' but no damage has been reported. Airmen Will Celebrate Signing of Armistice PITTSBURG, Oct. 21 (by Asso ciated Press.)—The average daily wage of every person employed in Allegheny county, one of the coun try's greatest industrial centers, in creased 70.2 per eent in three years, according to James P. Woodward, state secretary of internal affairs. The per capita daily wage for 1919 for $5.08, while that of 1916 was $2.85, Mr. Woodward said. He used the latter year for comparison be cause he said it was "fairly normal,” whereas 1917 and 1918 were ab normal, qwing to the war. Although production valuation dur ing tho war years was greater than in *1919. Mr. Woodward's figures showed wages had Increased stead ily front 1916 to $3.53 daily in 1917, and $4.71 in IMIS to $5.08 in 1919. Production value in 1919 amount ed to $1,900,226,400 as compared with $1,619,322,200 in 1916, an increase of 17.3 per cent. In 1917 and 1918 pro duction value reached well over tho $2,000,000,000 mark. The per capita wealth of the county was $2,580, or twelve times the average per capita wealth of the United States.