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FACING STRIKE 5,000 Miners Out at Springtisld Presages Trouble. ASK ONE-FIFTH WAGE BOOST Solution Proposed Is to Load Increase on Consumers—Farrington Doubts His Power to Control Men—lndian apolis Conference Agrees on Pro posals CHICAGO, ILL. Wholesale sus pension of work in Illinois coal mines, the most serious of which is a strike of 5,000 miners in the Springfield dis trict, will be the first problem the Il linois coal administrator to be ap pointed by Harry A. Garfield will have to attack. A state-wide strike is threatened by the miners unless an increase of 20 per cent in wages is granted imme diately. Their demand was presented to the operators at a meeting in In dianapolis last Thursday, which was postponed at the request of National Coal Administrator Garfield until he could select his state lieutenants. Pass It On to Consumers, Urged, The coal mine operators of Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio have already agreed to grant the increase asked by the mine workers, provided Mr. Garfield allows the increase to be passed on to coal consumers by rais ing the mine mouth price schedule which President Wilson established. The alternative faced by coal users, therefore, is that the wage increase will be granted ,and an increase of about one-fifth in coal prices will go into effect immediately; or the in crease will be denied, and a strike of miners threatening the coal supply will result. Farrington Doubts Power Over Men. At the wage conference in Indian apolis last Thursday, which was post poned at Mr. Garfield’s request, Frank Farrington, president of the Illinois mine workers, made a speech in which he declared that he would do everything in his power to hold the miners of Illinois in hand, and pr* vent them taking any action which would handicap the country in the war, but expressed grave doubts of his ability to do so. Both Sides Agree to The§e Proposals. The Indianapolis conference, which was attended by operators and.min;, workers’ representatives from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and western Pennsyl vania, agreed on these proposals: That a substantial increase to com pensate the increased cost of living be demanded by the miners, amount ing to 20 per cent of the present cost of coal mining. That the operators refer the request to the coal administration, expressing willingness to grant it provided mine mouth prices are increased propor tionately. If the wage increase were added to the president’s prices it would in crease coal about 50 cents a ton. SWEDEN TAKES ALARM AT ATTITUDE OF U. S. Government Holds Council to Dis cuss U-boat Plot Exposure. STOCKHOLM The Swedish government has begun an investiga tion of Secretary Lansing’s exposure of the unneutral use of the Swedish legation in Buenos Aires by Count Luxburg, the German minister to Ar gentina. A big sensation was caused here by the news, and it is generally conceded that it will have a far-reaching effect on the general elections now in prog ress. Dr. Branting, socialist leader and a member of the coalition cabinet, •writing in the Social Demokraten, says the charges against the Swedish minister in Buenos Aires are of “ex treme gravity,” and asks if there was any collusion in Stockholm. The conservative newspaper Dag blad calls attention to the fact that the cipher, in which the messages were evidently sent from Buenos Aires must have been in possession of the American state department. BRYAN HUGS SPRING-RICE Embrace as They Meet in Corridors of State Department. WASHINGTON, D. C.—The British ambassador, Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, and former Secretary Bryan bumped into each other in the corridors of the etate department offices. The two men threr- their arms about each other in a hearty embrace. Passers by declared somebody exclaimed “Hello there, old boy,” and then the two men engaged in an animated conversation. Mr. Bryan was calling on Secreta ries Lansing, Baker and Daniels and later lunched with Secretary Lane. EDWARD PAYSON RIPLEY. Railroad Head Wants Chinese Labor For U. S. Photo by American Press Association. Mr. Ripley has caused some little stir in labor circles by his statement that from 200,000 to 300,000 Chinese coolies should be admitted to the Uni ted States to solve the labor shortage problem. He admitted, however, there was little chance of this being done. PLAN COMPLETE FOR OUSTING THOMPSON Gouncll of Defense Prepared to Give Evidence to Juries. • CHICAGO, ILL. Federal and state grand juries, now in session, are to be asked for indictments of Mayor William Hale Thompson. If indictments are returned, con viction is to be sought in courts, and then his removal from office as the chief executive of Chicago. That is the plan of the subcommit tee of the executive committee of the Chicago division of the National Se curity league, H. H. Merrick of the league, declared. “The plan has been worked out,” Mr. Merrick declared. “And the evi dence will be placed before the state and federal grand juries.” Sanction of the main body of the National Security league has been given to the Chicago division on any effort it might make in Mayor Thomp son’s case. S. Stanwood Menker, chair man of the executive committee of the national organization, brought that message to a meeting held at the Union League club, which was attend ed by the executive and general com mittees of the local division. LICENSE ELEVATORS; FLOUR TO DROP SOON Storage of Wheat and Bye Reg ulated as War Measure. WASHINGTON, D. C.—The food ad ministration has hit its stride. Predic tions were made, as the licensing of grain elevators became necessary, that flour prices soon would tumble. Beginning Monday, all elevators can operate only under a license issued by the food administration. The terms of these licenses are: Such forms of reports as the food administrator may require. That trade practices be fair and reasonable. That facilities for storage be not granted to others than the food administration dr its agents for a period of longer than thirty days, in respect to wheat and rye. By virtue of these regulations it was predicted at the offices of the food administration that the price of floor would drop $3 a barrel by Oc tober 1. WARNS AGAINST FANCY SEED Farmers Told to Beware of High Priced Grain for Planting. WASHINGTON A warning to American farmers to beware of ab normally high-priced seed wheat was issued by the department of agricul ture. “Various persons,” said the depart ment statement, “are offering varie ties of seed which they describe as far superior to the kinds now being grown. They usually are given catchy names and extravagant claims are made for them.” Woman Held in Race Riot. BELLEVILLE, ILL. The first woman to be arrested in connection with the recent race riots in East St Louis has been taken into custody. She is Mrs. Alice Taylor, eighteen years old, who was locked up on an indictment charging conspiracy and rioting. Legislative Bodies. Any legislative body may be called a congress or parliament, but different countries have different names and some of distinctive meaning. France has a national assembly with two houses called senate and chamber of deputies; Germany bas an upper aud lower house, bundesratb and reichstag; Belgium lias a senate and chamber of representatives; Spain has a cortes and two houses, senate and congress; Den mark, two houses, senate and congress; Italy has a parliament with senate aud camera di deputati, or chamber of dep uties; Prussia, a landtag composed of two chambers called tbe berreuhaus, or house of lords, and the abgeordneten haus, or chamber of deputies: Sweden, a diet, with a first chamber and second chamber. All the South American re publics, being fashioned on the govern ment of the United States, have a con gress composed of two bodies, senate and chamber of deputies. The Wireless Wave. In articles on wireless telegraphy such expressions as 200 meter wave lengths, GOO meter wave lengths, 15,000 meter wave lengths, are constantly used. In reply to a correspondent who asks how the length of the waves is measured the Scientific American gives the following simple explanation: “The length of an electric wave is determined by a wave meter. The natural wave length of an aerial is four times its linear length, just as the wave length of a note of a closed or gan pipe is four times the length of the pipe, and the wave length of the note of a tuning fork is four times the length of the box which is resonant with tbe note. However, other consid erations make it difficult to measure the wave length by a rule. ai*l the wave meter gives a more correct result than can be found by measuring the length of the wire.” Indian Rock. Indian rock, in Fairmount park, Phil adelphia, the landmark along the Wis sahickon. is so called because of the figure of Teddyuscung upon it. Ted dyuscung was king of the Delawares and a powerful chief in the Six Na tions. The rock on which this statue stands was long known as the Council rock, and there the last council of the Lenape tribe was held in 1703, before their departure for the Wyoming reser vation. According to the legend, Ted dyuscung took his last look over the Wissahickon ravine from this rock. A wooden figure of an Indian was placed on the rock in 1856. This remained until replaced in 1903 by the present figure, the gift of Charles F. Henry of Chestnut Hill.—Philadelphia Press. Nature’s Only Timepiece. There is no need for clocks on the Aegean sea any day when the sun is shining. There nature has arranged her only timepiece, one that does not vary though the centuries pass. This natural time marker is the largest sun dial in the world. Projecting into tjies blue waters of the sea is a large prom-' ontory, which lifts its head 3,000 feet above tbe waves. As the sun swings round the pointed shadow of the moun tain just touches, one after the other, a number of small islands, which are at exact distances apart and act as hour marks on the great dial.—New York Tribune. A Lost Fortune. The first girl baby born in Denver was the daughter of a settler named Harvey, and she was born in ISGO or thereabout In recognition of her terprise in being born in the camp pub lic spirited citizens presented her with all the land in sight of her father’s cabin. Unfortunately the taxes were never paid, and the land, now worth many millions, fell into other hands.-- Exchange. Ancient Glass. Fragments of wine vases as old as the Exodus have been discovered in Egypt. The art of glassmaking was probably known to the ancient As syrians. In the New Testament glass is alluded to as an emblem of bright ness (Revelation iv, G; xv, 2; xxi, 18* Training For Milkman's Job. “■What does your son expect to be?’' “From the hours he keeps I should say he is naturally cut out for a milk man.”—Puppet. PRACTICAL HEALTH HINT. Rice Diet For Skin Diseases. Eczema and psoriasis have been cured by an exclusive diet of rice, bread, butter and water three times daily and nothing else. J. Duncan Buckley in the Medical Record said that this diet should be carried out with exactness in all its details in or der to obtain results. The nature and severity of the cases must be taken into consideration in determining the length of time tbe diet must be continued. Cer tain cases recover in a specified time, and others require a much longer time. The rice must be well boiled in water, not soggy, and must be eaten hot with a fork, not a spoon, to secure the action of the saliva during thorough mastica tion. Water should be taken free ly, but not when food is in tbe mouth, and a pint of hot water should be taken before tbe morn ing and evening meals. In acute eczema a marked improvement is noted within five days, while psoriasis requires long periods. Milk must not be taken with the rice, nor must the patient take coffee or chocolate. Come to the Big Store New Fall and Winter Merchandise ♦ \ We are splendidly ready for the early buyer. Each section of this store is feat uring the readiness of its extensive assortment of New Fall Merchandise. There has been many a change made in the new styles for Fall, and we ask you to come to The Big Store to v view the advance showing. Tshe BIG STORE’S Apparel Section For weeks past new things have been coming in daily* Our initial autumn dis play of the New Styles in Suits, Coats, Furs and Dresses is now ready. The Big Store can answer the question ‘‘What’s News” You will be delighted with its magnitude and the splendid gathering of new apparel. We have been diligently watching and studying every move of Dame Fashion and feel that a more carefully selected collection of practical modes, at once charming and exclusive and of a character that will appeal to American women of good taste, was never before presented to the women of Southern Wisconsin or Northern Illinois. You are cordially invited to inspect the advance styles. They will give you a foretaste of what will be worn during the days when the leaves take on their golden hue. “We Keep the Quality Up.” Walworth County GREATEST COUNTY FAIR IN THE WORLD Elkhorn, Wis., 1000 Head of Exhibition Stock 31 Exhibition Buildings Best Half Mile Track in the Northwest 10 High Glass Vaudeville Acts Special Trains 50 Acres of • Exhibits L. A. KIMBALL, PRESIDENT Lake Geneva, Wis. .IM.BKH iHERKiSWE 2 "'^- janesvillew Is. WE KEEP THE QUALITY UP^ FAIR The Great Speed Event of Wisconsin Fairs Four Days Racing, Commencing on Tuesday Sept. 18, with 2:30 Trot and 2:30 Pace. On Wednesday, Sept. 19 The Two-Eighteen Trot —Stake —with 20 Entries. Purse $ 1000 Two-Thirteen Pace SSOO Two-Twenty Pace SSOO On Thursday, Sept. 20th EVERYBODYS’ DAY Two-Twenty-Five Pace SSOO Two-Thirteen-Trot SSOO Two-Twenty-Five Trot v . 5500 On Friday, Sept. 21st THE GRAND FINAL The Last But Not the Least. A Great Compination of Speed Events Two-Sixteen Pace— Stake —with Twenty- Three Entries SIOOO Two-O-Eight Pace SSOO Two-Twenty Trot SSOO Come to the Big Store Largest Amphitheatre In the Word on Half Mile Track Garnival of Up- To-Date Shows $15,000 in Premiums, Purses and Special Attractions S6IOO in Racing Program $75,000 Invested in Grounds and Equipment Yearly Attendance 80,000 Samuel Mitchell, SECRETARY Elkhorn, Wis.