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Partly cloudy Wednesday and
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temperature. Moderate .. earn
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VOL. XXII NO. 287.
m - IHJDUOO 10 AJBJflnri
Belgium's Gratitude for United
States Aid During Great War
Is Expressed in Both House
and Senate. . .
Interest in Situation Has Shift
ed to Indianapolis Where
Heads of Miners Meet in Con
ference TodayLewis Declines
To Comment. , -
Washington, Oct. 28. How to deal
with the soft coal strike in event of
the miners ignoring: President Wil
son's command to stay on the Job,
and walk out Friday night, was defi
nitely agreed on today at a two-hour
meeting of the cabinet.
The plan was not disclosed, but it
was known the cabinet, stood, as one
man for protection of the rights of
the public, which' would suffer with
the closing of the mines.
Belief grew here that the miners'
wecutlve board meeting at Indianapo
lis tomorrow will at least postpone the
strike, and hope is expressed in some
quarters that the strike will be called
off by the man who called it.
Announcement that John I Lewis,
?resldent of the United Mine Workers
America :. had summoned members
ft the full scale committee to meet
the international executive board - at
'.dianapolis tomorrow was accepted
w an indication that President Wilson's
command to the miners' organization
not to plunge the country into indus
trial chaos might be heeded.
In full belief that offieers of the in
ternational body who Ordered the
strike have power to stop it, govern
ment officials awaited tho next step
hich must come from the miners.
Confidential reports from the central
coal field territory indicated, it was
wid, not all the mining army of more
han half a million men would quit
work. -
Meanwhile the railroad administra
tinn continued its efforts to expedite
movement of coal from the mines by
rderlng all coal not unloaded by own
rs within twenty-four hours to be
umped on the ground so as to release
irs for their immediate return to the
elds. The office of director general
lines denied orders had been Issued
or confiscation of coal for operation
! trains.
Springfield, 111.. Oct. 28. Interest In
e strike shifted today to Indlanapo-
U with the departure from Spring"-
eld this morning- of John L. Lewis,
a ting president of the United Mine
Workers of America, who will confer
omorrow at the Indiana capital with
members of the miners' international
executive board on final strike plans.
Mr. Lewis declined to comment on
h possible outcome of the conference
of the mine union leaders who con
stitute the responsible leaders of the
ir.ir.e -workers' organization. He was
foment to say the strike order re
frained in effect and would be opera
te at midnight Friday, unless re
scinded in the meantime. . " " ' .
ni!ca?o. Oct. 28. Following a stale-'"r-t
today by I E. Titus, member of
sioel workers council here, that the
'! Ftrikpra Inart lost and the men
r"r coing back to work. John Fltz-"rU-k.
chairman of the national com-
directing the strike declared
I; e strike is won, no matter what the
- come may be." He added that the
ser.t struggle was only laying out
' croundwork for future battles. The
foment by Titus was made to Col.
commanding the federal troops
, --us laid the blame on the army.
f-'shurgh. Oct. 28. The nation
'riKe committee today went over
4rS uation in a session behind closed
irsn' Mch lasted several hours. Xo
-."r'?f rnent was made to indicate
th" commIttee thought of the
f" The steel companies again de
k 'y Were doin better than last
'the States Steel Corporation
3os Iuer ending September ?0,
at:;.0na '"crease of more than five
Wtfr Ur8 over th previous
; r' fording to today's leport.
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Over Hundred Cases V? to , " Be
Heard Before Adjustment
Commission Strike Situation
Remains Unchanged. . , .
Kew Orleans. Oct. 28'. While "the
longshoremen's ' strike situation ; re
mained unchanged -today and the
chances of the workers - submitting
their demands to the national adjust
ment commission, appeared very
doubtful, representativesfrom the var
ious interests in the other gulf ports
were arriving In considerable numbers
and indications were that the confer
ence would continue for several days.
It was stated there were more than
a hundred cases scheduled for adjust
ment . The commission is headed by
Commissioner Bruiere.
Virtually all other labor organiza
tions of dock workers at ports along
thj gulf coast have demanded increase
in wages and having failed to come to
an understanding with their employers
have agTeed to permit the adjustment
commission to decide on the merits of
their cases. At New Orleans, howev
er, the longshoremen have steadfast
ly refused to submit their demands to
the commission or return to work un
der any other consideration than that
their wage demands be met.
Steamship interests and internation
al officers of the Longshoremen's as
sociation now in New Orleans were
hopeful today, however, that with . the
commission sitting here the longshore
men would allow their claims to take
the same course as those of dock
workers of the rest of the gulf ports.
The principal concern over the strike
here nowjs that there are large quan
tities of sugar in port now which can
not be handled because of the refus
al of the men to handle iL -
Presidential Proclamation Im
diately After Senate Ratifies
German Peace Treaty Will
Annul Measure.
Washington, Oct. 28. King Albert
of the -Belgians paid homage in ; the
House of Representatives today to the
American army wnich he described as
"the decisive factor in determining the
victory." In an address to the senate
a. few minutes earlier he had" asserted
that' "nothing could better character
ize the reign of 'universal. democracy,"
than- the friendship between his coun
try and ' the United States. ' f t
The addresses, of his majesty, today
were the longest and most important
he has made in America.'- They were
intended as- messages j to the entire
nation and his sincerety in - express
ing thanks of Belgium to Americans
for the aid' was plainly, evident, -- j
"I salute,", he said to the Senate,
"noti only the eminent men who re
ceived me . here during the day, but I
salute the memory of your great pre
decessors who, during 130 years have
sat in this place and given to the
whole world the example of the high
est civic virtues. 'This welcome of
the Senate 1 seals that' reception so
warm and so spontaneous, I have re
ceived everywhere during my journey
across this magnificent country. I am
deeply moved by the expressions of
sympathy that the name of Belgium
evokes from this ' noble - American
- "Nothing could better characterize
the reign of universal democracy than
that friendship which unites the great
republic with its one hundred and
ten million citizens and the realm ' of
which I am the constitutional head,
with its seven and a half million In
habitants. If there Is no equality of
power between them there is. equal
ity In the love of , liberty ana in as
piration towards social progress.
(Continued on Page TwoJ
Members - of Official Family
Stand As One Man on Propo
sition for Protection of Rights
of Public ' ' :
Washington, Oct. 28. With ...today's
action of the Senate in overriding the
President's veto of the prohibition en
forcement bill the department of jus
tice is ready to deal with any offen
ders against the drastic provision of
the new act, which fixes one half of
one per cent as legal limit of alco
holic content. : ,
The President's announcement that
as soon as the German peace treaty is
ratified he will lift the war time pro
hibition ban drew from . prohibition
forces the statement that they will not
attempt to block the treaty simply to
keep the ban on liquor.
Washington. Oct. 28. War-time
prohibition will be brought to an end
by presidential proclamation imme
diately after the Senate ratifies the
German peace treaty, it was said to
day at the White House.
Officials explained that the war
time - act- provided-' that it should . be
annulled by the president when peace
had been declared and when the army
and navy had been demobilized. Con
gress was informed yesterday by the
President in his message vetoing- the
prohibition enforcement bill that, de
mobilization- of the . army and navy
had been completed. . .
The White House .announcement
clears up any doubt as to whether
the -war would be ended legally, with
the 'ratification of the German treaty.
Some officials had expressed the opin
ion that the war emergency would not
pass - until the treaty with Austria
had been acted upon by the Senate.
' When the bill was received from the
House, " Senator Sterling,, Republican,
of South Dakota, who had charge of
the measure when it passed the Sen
ate asked unanimous consent for its
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Billy Dansey, of Pittsburgh, fe
( Believed to Have Been Kid-
' napped at Hammonton, N. J.,
' On October 8.
Bring Lost Baby to Journal Of
fice and $1,000 Will Be Paid
When He Is Positively Identi-
, fied. 1
Where is Billy Dansey?
Have YOU seen him? Have you
heard of anyone who has seen him?
Tou can win 81,000 reward by find
ing Billy Dansey and bringing him to
The Journal office. ' .
If you can't BRING him, tell the edi
tor how this paper tan get possession
of him. You'll get the reward if we
restore him to his mother.
Two hundred other leading news
papers throughout, the nation are ofr
fering the same reward. In every
state the search has been taken up for
the kidnapped child.
There is a possibility that Billy is
In or near Pensacola.
He was last seen. It is reported, In
Newark, O., on October 15. That's
14 days ago.
, Since then the- person or persons
who 'has him -could have fled to any
fleet:; tony coraer,-Cf. ,lhe"."country.: ;
. Pensacola police have been asked to
aid the search.
But The , Journal wishes to ' enlist
the entire population in running down
the kidnapers.
To win this reward you must
BRING THE CHILD to The Journal'
office. Or; failing that, you must give
information TO THE EDITOR that
will enable him to get possession of
the child. '
Your confidence will be respected,
if you so desire.
Four states were combed in the first
week's search for Billy.
He disappeared at Hammonton, N.
J., on October 8.
First thoughts were that the boy,
was lost. ,
Then swamps were eeached on the
theory that he may have wandered off
and been drowned.
All clues falling, the kidnaping the
ory was adopted.
As Billy's parents are not rich, the
motive could not have been holding
him for ransom. :-
But he's a prize baby his. picture
was printed in the October. Ladies'
Home Journal and it was hinted
some childless woman may have stolen
him to bring him up as her own.
The first definite clue came when
Mrs. Mary Fuller, of Newark, U., re
ported She had seen a woman at the
Newark station with a child answer
ing Billy's description on October 15.
This boy was crying. He said his
name was "Billy Pittsburg."
That's Billy Dansey's version of his
name, iie was ooni in rmsuuig.
He'll be three years old at Christ
mas, DUt, ne J.OOK3 - Older.
He has light hair and large hazel
eyes. - -' w .--.-
There's a brown mole on his right
breast. .
He's sturdy and. very bright.
Fourteen Are Known to Have
Been Killed When Vessel Was
Crushed on Piers.
Muskegon, Mich, Oct. 28. With
fourteen known, dead and six or . more
missing only time can bring accurate
account of the full toll of great seas
which this morning lifted the Crosby,
passenger steamer at Muskegon, and
smashed her , to pieces on tne piers
at the entrance of Muskegon harbor.
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Wholesale Grocers Adduce New
Evidence in Quiz.
"'.Chicago, Oct. 28. Letters Indicating
that the big packer (had invested
huge sums in large hotel companies,
especially in New York, apparently for
the purpose of selling them provi?-"
were introduced today at the ir ,
commerce commission's h.e- jf
National Wholesale C
tfrr o"r--nt that
' . -.-1 fet-i- 'e from? '
Gathering in Washington Will
Mark Action of First of Inter
national Boards Created at
Foundation of a World-Wide
Movement For Improvement
and Standardization of Work
ers Expected to Be Laid.
Washington, Oct. 28. First of the
International bodies created by the
treaty of Versailles is to meet in
America, when the International La
bor Conference convenes here tomor
row. The sessions are expected to
continue practically a month and lay
the foundation of a world-wide move
ment for Improvement and standard
ization of workers.
In the opening , of the conference
Secretary - of Labor Wilson will 4l .de.
scribe " the assembly :':the . confer
ence" In"" process of " being" organized,"
it was said. ,
. Through this interpretation, it was
pointed out the provision of the
treaty calling for opening such a con
ference October 20 will be fulfilled
and advantage will be taken of the
power of the United States as organ
izer of the conference to admit na
tions " which have not yet ratified
the treaty.
Washington, Oot. 28. The question
of the admission of German and 'Aus
trian delegates with full powers to the
International Labor Conference which
opens here tomorrow was before the
organizing committee of the confer
ence today. Members of the commit
tee, reflecting the views of the rep
resentatives from seven powers rep
resented, were given credentials.
Pnvowiiv Vom -vt-ir o,. 8 t-'tt-
sign Lambert Hewitt arrived in a fly- John's delegation favored Jackson
ing boat today from Cape May. com- ville. If the celebration goes to one
pleting a recruiting trip from Pensa-J city all present, except the Pensacola
cola. After a week's overhauling he J people favored Jacksonville,
will return in company with Lieut. : The Commission went into private
Webster Wright, who recently com-'session shortly after 4 o'clock. At
pleted the first half of the journey.
Roberts Meets Factions in Street
Car Tie-Up Today Non Un
ion Men Operate Lines With
Little Disorder.
Knoxville, Oct. 28. Federal troops
are not interested in the merits of this
strike and are not here to take the
part of either side, but are here to
preserve order and put down disorder
and protect the lives and property of
the citizens of the United States, was
the announcement of Major General
Lewis when he arrived here today
from Camp Gordon with six hundred
troops at the request of Governor Rob
erts as a result of the street car
strike. He said he was well pleased
to find conditions so quiet.
Whether Knoxville will have a gen
eral strike in sympathy with the
striking street car men will be known
Friday night at which time all local
unions are ordered to complete their
vote. The resolution calling for
the vote on the sympathetc strike de
clares it shall remain effective until
the troops are withdrawn. Governor
Roberts will make an effort tomorrow
to arbitrate . the differences. Non-
r- ran the cars today with
AH V' regulars went into
. 821 North D Jawn. There
PHONE 20&ed state
"'" 'n the
Pensacola Delegation Put Up De-1
termined Fight to Have City
Definitely Designated for the
Celebratidn. -
Telegram Sent from Pensacola
Likened Commission and Cen
tennial to Story Solomon and
His Wisdom. - .
Chairman Centennial Commis
sion, W. C. Broreln, Jackson
ville, Fla.
Understand there is some
propaganda for splitting Cen-.
tennial. Pensacola is reminded
of King Solomon and the child
claimed by two women. We
would rather renounce our
claim than see our child dls-
membered. Pensacola wants a
Centennial, not a sectional fair.
"And Solomon gave the child to
its rightful mother."
a i a 1 1 a
Jacksonville, Oct. 28. Following a
six hour executive session, Chairman
Broreln .of the, Sate Centennial Com-... '
mission"7 announced -tonight that the
Commission had been unable-to reach ::
an agreement and that a meeting
would bo held in this city November
5 to make a final decision.
The meeting was held in the Sem
inole Hotel where Jacksonville's
claims were presented at a lunchean,
attended ' by more than 200 men.
Delegations were present from Pen
sacola. Tampa, St. Augustine, , Fort
Myers and Acadia.
John S. Beard and R. Pope Reese
presented Pensacola's claims and put
up a determined fight to have their
city named as the Centennial site,
claiming it "by every right of jus
tice." Mayor D. B. McKay, of Tampa,
speaking for the Board of Trade of
that city advocated a four-cornered
plan with Pensacola. Jacksonville,
Miami and Tampa participating, the
celebration to be held In connection
with the annual fairs of those cities.
All delegations were allowed to
nresent their preference, with St. Au-
i sfusUne Heading me usi. i. ne oi,
;o 'clock Chairman urorein announces
; that prospects of reaching a decision
iwere poor and at 10 o'clock the me'it
I ing was adjourned without an agree
iment having been reached.
A telegram from Chairman Ben. S.
J Hancock, likening the Centennial to
J the child in King Solomon's court.
was received late this evening. '
Farmers Congress Pledges Sup
port to Government.
Hagerstorn, Md., ' Oct. .28. Activi
ties of political agitators and labor
leaders of the "unscrupulous" sort
were denounced as a menace to the
political and economic security of the
nation by speakers , at tho opening
session here today of the thirty-ninth
annual meeting of the Farmer -Na
tional Congress. . By a unanimous
resolution the congress pledged its
steadfast support to the government
in the strict enforcement of Taw and
order in combatting "certain radical
elements which would vitiate the
fundamental principles of our govern
ment and tear down its institutions."
Action is Wholly-Unauthorized
and Without Sanction of. the
Brotherhood. v
Washington. Oct. 28. A strike of
trainmen in the Chicago switching:
district is called by the local union
leaders for Thursday unless cehtain
wage demands are granted In full. -
They would be wholly unauthorized
and without sanction ot the Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen. President
Lee of the Brotherhood said tonight;
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