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Dealers Hesitate, How-'i-
ever, Fearing Reverse
Higher Up.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 13. Judge
Walter Eyans, In federal district p A ,
court today,- in effect for the sec-f "That thepublishers iv6ry where
ond time, held war time prohibition ue urged to materially increase ad
Bnconstltutional, sustained an at- .prtislnr and - mthserintion - rates
tack upon . the constitutionality of ;
ithe Volstead enforcement act anaj8ile of their issues. v ,
granted' an injunction restraining) That no newspaper enter into
Elwood Hamilton, collector of in- yearly contract for advertising
ternal revenue for Kentucky, and, at a fixed rate, but mak? rates ad-
District Attorney W. V. Gregory i
from Interfering with the sale by I
two Louisville distillers of their
"floor stoek" of tax-paid whisky.
Hate Million Gallons. ..
The war prohibiiioh and prohibi
tion enforcement acts were attack-
ed again in Judge Evans' court here
today the second day of arguments
In a suit to test their constitution
ality. Tbe suit was brought bf W.
Marshall Bullitt. Louisville, on be
half of the Wright & Taylor, and
the Brown-Formao distilling com
panies of this city, and seeks to
, prevent government . interference
wl:h sale of nearly a million gal-
Ions of tax-paid whisky owned by
t the companies. '.. ' .:
,r Dealerj Jleased.
, Providence, iL T., Nov. 13. Rhode
Island liquor dealers were Jubilant
'. today- over tbe preliminary injunc
. tion issued' by United States Dis-
trlct Judge Brown forbidding gov-
ent officers from enforcing the I
'. provisions of the war time prohi-i
. bit'on act affecting the sale W
er.. . t:T;i;-, xx.m j
i They are, however, undecided as
i to when they can place 4 per cent
I beer on draught A warningls
' sued by, Internal Revenue Collec-
tor George F. O'Shaunessy has been
' taken to mean (that saloonkeepers
, who take' advantage of the 'court's
. action and sell stranger beverage
t than one-half of one per cent will
, become i liable to prosecution later
should an upper court reverse
dge Brown's decision-. J '
Lift Chlcaro Lid Soon! .
Chicago. 111., Nov.. 13. Saloon
keepers and wholesale liquor deal
ers expressed hope tcflay that the
war time prohibition would soon
be lifted in Chicago.
. Presentation of evidence and
oral arguments in the injunction
suit brought by Chicago and Peo
ria liquor dealers to test the con
stitutionality of the war time pro
hibition law was concluded yester
day and today the case was closed
by the filing of briefs by both Sides.
. Decision Saturday.
Federal Judges Carpenter . and
FlttHenry have taken the cases
under advisement and . announce
they will render a decision Satur
day. If their ruling follows the de
cision of Judges in Rhode Island
and. Kentucky yesterday, an in-
nction will be issued restraining
the government officials from en
forcing the war-time prohibition
measure in the Chicago and Peo
ria districts. -,,'..,.... V
Attorney Levy Mayer, who rep
resented the liquor interests,' in
these cases, expressed the view
that if the decision is favorable to
the wets there will bis no appeal
from the court ruling which will
delay the lifting of the ban.
' State Law No Bar.
''Attorney Levy Mayer said today
that the Illinois search and seizure
law will not prevent a resumption
of business by liquor dealers if' the
court holds the wa-time prohibi
tion law unconstitutional.
r In the briefs filed by counsel for
the Chicago and Peoria liquor in
terests, it is set forth that more
than 1 ,000,000,000 worth, of prop
erty is involved in the suits and
that 70,000,000 gallons of whisky on
which taxes have been paid is at
present stored) in the bonded ware
houses of .the country.
Paris, Wednesday, Nov. II. (By
The Associated Press.) Alarmist
reports of high tension and possi
ble rupture of diplomatic relations
between ' , Belgium . and -Holland,
which have been current recently,
at Brussels and in -diplomatic and
peace circles' have, their source in
the interior politics of Belgium, ac
cording to a member of the Belgian
peace delegation in Paris. - . .
: "The situation is neither more
trained nor better than it has been
since the opening of negotiations
dealing with the Scheldt and Lim
bourg . questions," he delegate
added. , j
Berlin, Sat. 13. Field Marshal
von Htndenburc. arrived in tha cap
ital and was- received with military
honors, ' -
Newspapers Urged to Cut on .
Size and Advance" All Rates
New York, Now. 13. The con
vention of tbe American Newspa
per Publishers' association; called
lo consider the news print paper
shortage, yesterday adopted unan
imously the report -of the resSlu
tlons committee, -which says:
"Paper manufacturers say there
is a world-wide shortage." At pres
ent newspapers are using about 10
per cent more paper than is being
produced, creating an Annual short
age of 200.000 tons. , Your:commrt
teewtherefore recommends': r ?
"That the regulations of the war
Industries board for the .conserva
tion of newsprint be strictly ad
hered to, and that the full text of
til these regulations be sent to all
the, daily and Sunday newspapers
rf fit 'TTnlt4 StatAa'' whAthl ni
nt th( , mmfcr of the A. N.
a'na at the, same tine limit; the'
justable monthly or Quarterly.
That the A. N. P. A. send out
a standard form of adjustable con
tracts for advertising.'
Synthetic Whisky Salesman
Jells How People Fett For It
Chicago, IlL, Nov." 13-Four. men,
one of them, a gfaduaj chemist,
today were under arrest to connec
tion with what the police said; was
a schenie that had resulted in the
sale of more than 1100,000 worth
of chemically compounded grain
alcohol, coloring matter and water,
called "whisky," -to- Chicago caba
ret and saloon owners since the
prohibition - law- became effective.
Tbe Irresi followed a raldton the
St., iwrence Baountctiirnig coni
nanvr makers Oi hair .tonics and
natent medicinesv organised, polios
said, last spring by Reuben Bot-
Three Days' Session of World War
lrrans finds Wltn D'OUet
' - Commander. .- , .
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 13.
With the election of permanent of
ficers the - first annual convention
of the American Legion came to a
close ( last night, concluding a
three days' 1 session. Franklin
D'Olier of Philadelphia was elected
first national commander with a
salary of $6,000 per year. , The con
vention recommended that congress
consider further bonuses for. ser
vice men. t' '
..:.-. Meet Next FaU. , - ,
Cleveland was chosen , as ' the
next annual meeting place and the
date of convening made Sept. 27,
1920. Indianapolis won out for per
manent national headquarters.
The convention discussed broad
variety) of subjects at- the , closing
session., tt-aeciaea to escnew poli
tics as an organization. '. '
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 13.- One
member from each state delegation
remained here today as delegates
on the national executive commit
tee after the close of the onvention
last night . , -
London, Jiov 13. Lieutenant' R.
M. Douglas of the Australian Fly
ing corps, and . Lieutenant J. S.
Ross, his "navigator, who started
from Hounslow today for a flight
to Australia were killed 'shortly
after they .began their ' Journey.
Their airplane crashed near.SuhU
ton, in Surrey.
Lieutenants Douglas and Robs
were entrants in - the . reliability
flight from England to .Australia
for the ' Australian' government's
prize of 350,000. The conditions
of ithe (light art that the distance
of 11,6000 miles must be covered
within thirty days. -
New York, Nov. 13. Unprecedent
ed prosperity is indicated In statis
tics from the. collector -of the port
of New York.-which show an in
crease in luxury Imports of 125 psr
cent over a year ago. Duties on 27
articles on . the luxury list rang
ing from tova to ostrich feathers
totalled $57,684,446, for the three
months ending Sept. 30 . ,
"That .the paper committee
strongly discourage -the hoarding
of print paper. t j:
"We reoommeni , the president
appoint a committee) on conciliation
to adjust differences between pub
lishers in comnetitire territories;
that each member of this commits
tee be given allotment over certain
territory .and be authorized to apr
point-sub-committees to deal with
conditions in cities or competitive
territories within that area.
"It -is further recomnlended tkat
this committee keep the print pa
ner committee of the A. N. P, A.
informed as to' its problems- and
accomplishments; that the entire
membershin of the A. N. P. A. co
operate with this committee to the
end that It may resultin the great
est benefit to all most vitally con
cerned." - " - Sv "
A committee of the publishers
conferred with a 'committee of the
American Pulp and Paper Manu
facturers' association, which- be
gan a four-day convention. R. &
Kellogg: secretary 1 of the news
print service bureau1, told the con-
vent ion that' the mills were unable
to increase production, as they
were running at 100 pec cent ca
pacity. . ; ,
kin, chemist, graduate, he said, of,
Columbia university : ana member j
of a prominent New. York' family
Harry.. Connors, alleged "sales
man," said-that.' operating under
the raise of amanufaeturer. Bot-
Lkin obtained ail the grain alcohol
he desired ' without attracting sus
picion, ': ; , "! v -V "V '-- -
"You. should have' seen them at
all' the swell, cafes and gardens."
Conors said"wheu the proprietors
passed' the .word around jfe were
going to deliver , barreLv Limou
sines and automobiles, would'" be
lined tip in Iront of the place like
the opening night of the opera."
Lenders Say They Propose to Drive
ihe Twe Old Parties Oat :
rr.: ofr Existence. v:-
Chicago, HI., Nov. 13. Deter
mined to make its 'Strength' felt In
national' politics, the -ear-old La
bor party .will nominate at a con-,
vention Nov. 22, . a candidate for
president to run in the coming
election.' .' -'-V-1
' That intention, with the further
statement that war would be wag
ed on the Democratic and Repub
lican parties, in the order'' named,
with the idea of rendering them
impotent, -was announced last
night by John Fitzpatrick, .presi
dent of the Chicago Federation of
Labor. - . ,
The Democratic party will be at
tacked first, Fitzpatrick said, be
cause "Wilson's party had by its
anarchistic attitude toward union
labor and the working classes,"
forced .compilation of a "working
man's slate." . - .
Expects 2,000 Delegates.
Under the call issued yesterday,
2,000 delegates are expected to at
tend the convention, Fitzpatrick
iadded. They will be representa
tives of the non-partisan league.
farmers' organizations, granger mm
cieties ana state ana local unions.
Fitzpatrick is chairman, of. the
national committee - directing the
two months old strike of steel mill
employes. -.
Chicago,' 1112 Nov. . 13. The three
indictments against Jean Crones,
former chef at the University blub,
accused of having poisoned . soup
served at a banquet tendered Arch
Bishop Mundelein in 1916, have
been striken from court records,
it became known today. The state
reserved the right to reopen the
case should. Crones be captured.
He has been missing hlnce .Feb. 1,
1916. , -
v Paris, -Nov. 4. The ' increasing
number t- 6t . marriages between
French girls and Chinese laborers
in France baa resulted in the min
ister of .the . interior ' warning
French women that most' of the
coolies already have wives
China. " where, nnon artival
their husbands,1 they would be re
garded merely as secondary wives
Cummins Rules Effort of
Democrats td Be Out ; .
o'f.Orderl V
. Washington, Nov. 1'. An attempt
by" Democratic senators to . invoke
the cloture rule sq as to limit de
bate on the foreign relations com
mute reservations to the" peace
treaty failed toay in the senate.
. By a" vote Jl 44 to 36 with all of
the Republicans present and Sena
tors Reed, Missouri, and , Shields.
Tennessee; -Democrats, voting in
the affirmative, the senate adopted
a motion by Senator Lodge to table
an- appeal from a ruling that- the
Democratic move was out of order.
v Baled Ont by Cuunlns.
- After a long discussidn as to ths
probable effect of the cloture. Sena-
; tor Cummins, the president pro
i fem, ruled the petition out of order.
I Senator Hitchcock immediately an-
pealed from the decision and Sena-
tor Lodge moved th lay the appeal
on the table.
The Democratic petition for .clo
ture had been held out of order by
the chair because it sought to Nf11
debate only on the reservations "arid
not on the whole treaty. It was for
this reason. Senator Lodge - said,
that- the Republicans, opposed the
mow. .. . .
' ' WSJ Try ipJn. ,
Senator McCumber of North Da
kota, prominent amoqg the "mild
reservatlonlsta" on the Republican
side, announced that in a very
short time a cloture- role cnvertngi
the entire , treaty would be pre-J
sentea. . , - .
The senate voted down, 68 to 4,
the proposal by 1 Senator Walsh.
Democrat, Montana, to 'amplify, the
reservation - tearticle X of - -the
League of Nations covenant, so
that other nations Would be un
der no obligations to aid the Unit
ed States in preserving its terri
torial integrity.,. 1 . v
Chiiago, III., f5ov. 13. Jack "Den
isonhead of this, internal revenue
department's narcotic squad nar
rowly escaped death today in a re
volver, battle with a dozen residents
of -Chicago's Chinatown. . . ,
He arrested m Chinaman who was
-charged . with bringing a quantity
of opium from -Kansas City. The
prisoner asVed to. be permitted to
visit a house in the vicinity . and
when the federal agent and his as
sistants reached the" building- they
were greeted with' a fusillade of
bullets. Throwing, the Chinaman
in front of him as a shield Denison
entered the I building and searched
the premises, but no opium was
found. Seven Chinamen were ar
rested. ,- -' r
New York, Nov. 13. Funeral
services for 111 American soldiers,
who gave their lives on) the. battle
fields of Northern Russia, were held
today on the Long pier at Hoboken.
where the Jjodies, were' landed by
the transport paragah. -'
The services, held with full mili
tary honors, were attended by ren
resentativea of tfflcial , Washing
ton, many foreign governments and
the- states from which the soldiers
entered the service. . .
Scarcely a tisiber on the- pier
was visible under the decorations
of lags and crepe, while over the
shore entrance hung a great re
verse red, white and blue stream r
bordered with deep bands ot black.
The war department announced
that bodies not claimed by relatives
would be buried either in Cypress
Hills cemetery; Brooklyn, or some
national cemetery to be selected
later.- ,
Grand Rapids. Mich." Nov. 13.
The National Orange will form no
alliance, with organized labor, in
the opinion ot National Master
Oliver Wilson, and it his prediction
is fulllled, the Grange.' in conven
tion here, will vote to decline an
invitation extended by Samuel
Gompers, for such a anion. , -
Similar opinion was expressed by
8 J. Lowell, membe of- the ex
ecutive comm'Uee,' from Fredonia,
N. Y. t ,
- The Grange began its second day
of activities with the hearing of
reports of state 'organizations and
t other routlna xoatterK -
Coal Controversy Enters
'Technical Stage, Un
v derstood By Few.
(Special to The Argus.) "
Washington, D. C, Nov. I?..
Chances for a settlement of -the is
sues; between coal operators and
miners once- and for all are excel
lent Government officials are mora
than, hopeful they are optimistic.'!
now tnat tne controversy over the
injunction proceedings is at an end,
the government feels free to turn
its whole attention to the merits , of
the grievances and claims of each
side. The general public unfortu
nately may lose Interest simply be
cause .the strike has been called off
bat the tasks of mediation here are
only beginning now. v: ,
Yet the meeting on Friday in it
self establishes a big precedent
which goes to the heart of the dim-'
eulties between miners and opera
tors. Heretofore the mine owners
in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and west
ern Pennsylvania or what is
known in coal parlance as "the
central competitive field," have ne
gotiated a separate agreement with
their employers and all the other
coal miners In other states have
been required, to accept the settle-lers
ment in the'-central competitive
field as a basis for adjustment in
their own districts.' -. - -
Owners Object. -
This has resulted in all sorts Of
iniquities and while the miners in
the central .district were ready and
villin tftat &I1 a imIh shnnlfl
be settled at a haUonal couvenUon '
at which air operators and miners ,
were represented, the owners in
the aforesaid central district' feel
that such aa arrangement might be
disadvantageous to them. Their j
argument was that because of in
ferior coal in the central district,
bringing a lower market price, they
might be discriminated against by
high wages if the whole question
were handled in a sinde convene t
tioni -,y. 'f;..j- f-,-: "-;--.
Bit the department of labor Has
asked Tall parties to- come here,'
And while" the secretary of labor
unquestionably will make an- effort
to get the. operators of the central
district to. abandon their old policy
of negotiating a separate agree
ment in that district as a basis for
other districts, no time will he lost
by the conciliators of the depart
ment ot labor in sticking on that
point Rather win they urge then
the making of separate agreements
concurrently. But even this will be
a great step, forward for all the
losses in time will be eliminated
which heretofore have caused so
much discontent when the minert.
say in Kentucky or even eastern
Pennsvlvania. i were . com Del led ' to
wait the outcome bi negotiations in
tne central compeuive neio swiure,
they cbuld enter into agreements n
their own districts. -i,
y Want Early Agreement
-ft so happens that because' ot the
strike of last week the operators in
outlying districts never get an op-
portunity to present any .demands
to their men because, of the failure
of the principals in 'the- central
competitive field to reach an agree
ment - So instead ot entering into
a process that might mean the ne
gotiation oft one agreement in one
(Continued on Page Fourteen.)
Dewnstate Illinois Against It, bnt
. Betarns ai gprfugfteld Are
' Ket Complete. : -
:;v.vv 1
SnrinKfleld. 111.. Nov. 13. Incom-
Trfete official returns in the office of
the secretarv' of . 'state show tha,1"8 to abide by the decision of
defeat ot the initiative and referen
dum, the 'gateway, and public own
ership propositions " in downstate
districts of Illinois. Returns naive
hot been received from Cook, Hen
ry, Kankakee, sangamon ana Win
nebago counties. , - ; ,
, The official returns from the 97
counties show the vote on the in
itiative and referendum to be:
Yes, 92.722; no. 12L286." Major
ity against, 28,364. '
Gateway Yes, 83,038: no, 119,
015. Majority, against, 35,917. '
'Public ownership -Yes, 93,091
no, 115,032. Majority against, 22,-
941.1' - .- . ; .-.y.
Heat fat Soon. ,
The official returns-from missing
downstate counties are expected
today or Fsiday. When all figures
are compiled the state canvaflaing
board will meet to canvass the re
turns. ... ,;, -.,.,
. St Louis, Mo, Nov. 13. Plans
to make prohibition worldVwide
were considered today by the ex
ecutive committee of the national
Women's- Christian Temperance
anion, -which -opens its convention
her Saturday.
Only . Miners in Smaller
fields Are Disposed to
Return to Work. .
Springfield, 111.. , Nov. -13. Offi
cials of the Springfield sub-district,
United Mine Workers of America,
todaV in a telegram to a Chicago
newspaper, . declared' , "the mine
workers will stand pat for a living
Wage, six hour-day and five-d.iy
week,"- and expressed the opinion
that Federal Judge Anderson, who
ocdered the strike called off,
"should be immediately deported
to Germany and be presented with
the dethroned kaiser's, crown."
The telegram, which was a pro
test against a newspaper story sug
gesting that Illinois miners were
disposed to go back to work in re
sponse to the direction of official,
was signed by Freeman Thompson,
president, and John Watt, secretary-treasurer
. of the Springfield
sub-district, a stronghold of the in
surgent element. -
Springfield, 111., Nov.- IS. Head-
finflrror nf tha flllnnla min a wnrlr.
pr0fessed today to be without
information of the reported deser
tion oi engineers, pumpmen, muie
tenders and other union men , at
coal mines In Benton and Duquoin.
. In the absence of officials, at
taches of the office expressed the
opinion that such action .would be
a violation of the letter and spirit
of the strike order of Nov. I, latei
rescinded at the behest. of the fed
eral court in Indiananolls. which
nfrnvirinfl thai Annnth nnion man 1
be left in the mines to protect com
pany property.
No one in the offices would com
ment on the probable violation of
the strike injunction. " ' .
., From operators it was learned
that the' men charged with the care
of the mines at-Duquoin had left
their posts following a mass meet
ing at which international miners'
officials were denounced and res
olutions : passed asserting f he de
termination of the miners to con
tinue the strike. - 1 r - :
The operators further announced
the spread of the Duquoin infection
today to two mines at Benton. ,
. After Mass Meettnav v
Dnnnotn. Ill . Nov IS romnlv-
ing with an order issued by local
union miners, following a mass
meeting, here late yesterday, all
hoisting engineers, firemen, pump
men.' mule feeders and other union
men who have been permitted to
keep the mines at Duquoin in the
12th district In working order, left
their posts last night
' The1 mine "superintendents, man
agers, top foremen, assistant bosses
and" office clerks were Immediately
called upon to flit the places ot the
men who had quit ' '
'.May Violate Injunction.
Whether this is a violation ot
the injunction granted the govern
ment by Federal Judge Anderson
at Indianapolis, was not genetlly
known among either operators or
miners, owing to the fact that the
call was made at a mass meeting
and not directly by officials ot Du
quoin miners. - . -
Del? the. Court "
The men attending the mass meet
ing which was held last Monday
afternoon, adopted resolutions
stating that "We, .the members of
all local unions in Duquoin and vi
cinity, declare 'that the ' injunction
issued by Judge Anderson to be un
fair and one-sided, that it is plain
ly proven by his actions that he
knew one week ahead as to what
he was going t9 do.
"Therefore, be it resolved,' that
we, the miners of Duquoin and vi
cinity, are good law, abiding citi
zens' and willing almost to do
anything for our government that
is fair, but we are not willing to
abide by the decision of Judge An-
derson. ' ,
"And be it resolved that we. the
(miners ot Duquoin and vicinity re-
Judge Anderson, and that every
member of our union stay at home
on and after Tuesday, . Nov. 11
1919, until we have an agreement
to work en. " 1
meeiing. , .
(Signed) "COMMITTEE."
While union leaders admit that
the mass meeting was held and theat 2:30 o'clock this afternoon was
resolution adopted, none- would as
sume responsibility for the resolu
tion today., -
t -At Work In Small Fields.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 13. Bitumin
ous coal miners today were expect
ed to return to work hi increasing
numbers in many of the country's
lesser, fields but what they -would
do in the great Pennsylvania and
Illinois areas, and the Indiana and
Kansas mines remained uncertain.
The workers generally t. hp wed a dis
position to await format ratifica
tion by their immediate union offi
cers of the strike recall message
sent out by John L. Lewis, acting
president of the United Mine Work
ers of America, in responses to a
federal court order.
- Leaders Predict Ko Break. '
-. While the recall order had been
received m Illinois, Frank Farring-
Messages From Abroad
Received By Amer
ican Council.
St Louis, Mo., Nov. 13. A
warning against bolshevism was
sounded in a cablegram from the
national Council of Women of Fin
land, read at today's session of the
national Council of Women of the
United States, in convention here.
A message from a similar wom
en's organization in Great Britain
and Ireland, urged immediate rati
fication of the League of Nations
covenant "to assure worlds peace."
ton, district president, said he did
not believe the men would return :
to work. Alexander Howatt, presi
dent of the Kansas .miners, number
in aDnroximatelv 10.000. also was
aiioted as Ravine he looked for nn
eener&l resnmntinn of nrnductionia
m that field for the present In
Indiana it was indicated mining on
an extensive scale could not be re
sumed before next week at the
least ' -J v '
In the two Pennsylvania districts
opposite outlooks prevailed. In
aiBirici w. i,, rresraeui juuu tiro-
nh .m ,o. . . . i
rtHhI . .. rk.
work by the miners as soon as the ,
local union officials could explain
the situation.
In district No. 5 it was said the
president, remained at Indianapolis
and had sent no order to his sub-
wiu uwi bcui uu uiuer ui Ilia nuu-.
ordinates to return to work and it J
. i H.i i j .
be done. -
- Ftom West Virginia, Arkansas,
Missouri, -Oklahoma, Colorado, New
Mexico and Utah came optimistic
reports. In the majority of mines
in these states it was believed nor
mal production would be reached j Workers o( America, who will par
by Monday. . . ticiDate in" the confernce in Wash-
In district No. 21, Arkansas, Mis-1 mgton tomorrow with the opera
souri and Oklahoma, it was said torg and Secretary ot Labor Wil
that while the men probably would !Mni today are on their way to the
return to work today, a new wage 'capital m an optimistic frame of
scaie i- jsi oe nxeu opiore me men .
Would be entirely satisfied,
Go to Work In Dakota.
Bismarck, N. D., Nov. 13. Cov
ernor Frazler of North Dakota, an-1
nounced this morning that he bad
received assurance from union min
ers throughout North Dakota, that
they would return to work today
after being on strike since last Sat
urday: v ' : : '
They will retain, said Governor
Frazler, at the same wage scale
that has' been in effect. since last
January.' -.j. .1 .it
r The proposed increase ot 60 per
cent,' rejected by the operators,
brought about the strike order.
VAsks Federal Aid. -
Governor Frazler also telegraph
ed Attorney General Palmer of the
United tSates, reciting action taken
by him in taking over the mines,
and asking the attorney general's
State control of the lignite prop
erties will not effect the operation
of the plants, it was announced to
day - by, Adjutant General Angus
Frasier, who was placed in charge
of the situation by the governor.
New York, Nov. 13. Stocks were
buoyant in, the last hour on the ex
change today, recovering a considerable-
part ,df their recent losses
when call money dropped to 12 and
then to 6 per cent the latter being
the normal amount Sales were in
excess ot 2,000,000 shares.
New York, Nov. 13. Stocks were
strong at the opening of today's
session, indicating that liquidation
had Tpn its ' course for a time at
least. It was recognized however,
that the market's future was wholly
dependent upon money rates.
General Motors, the central feat
ure of the recent depression, made
an Initial gain of 15 points and
Texas Company and Mexican Pe
troleum, other conspicuous features
of the recent decline, rose 6 and 9
points respectively.
Trading was on a moderate scale
with signs of substantial support,
especially in the high grade shares.
Washington, Nov. 13. The prince
of Wales, as one of th4 last acts of
official visit in Washington, will
see . President Wilson late today.
He expects to cell. at the White
house for an informal visit with the
president and Mrs. Wilson at. 5:30
o'clock.- During his visit at the
White house he will take tea with
Mrs. Wilson.
A trip to Mount Vernon by motor
event on the day's pro-
The Weather
Generally fair tonight .and Fri
day. Rising temperature, with low
est tonight between 15 and. 20 de
grees. .,-
Highest yesterday,; 25; .lowest
last night, 14. -
Wind velocity, five milea per
hour. '
. Precipitation, none.
i 12 n. 7 p. m. 7 a. m.
yester. yester. todav
Dry bulb temp. ..22 21 it
Wet bulb temp. ..18 , 18 13
Relative humid., ..48 55 ' 90
River stage, 7.7, with a rise of Jt
in last 24 hours.-
J.M. SHER1KR. Meteorologist,
Question 6i Prices Con-,
sidered Also by Mine
Men Tomorrow.
Washington, Nov. 13. Fuel Ad.
mlnistrator Garfield today accept-
ed an invitation of Secretary - ot
Labor Wilson to attend the confer
ence here tomorrow between coal
miners and operator!
o negotiate
was under
new wage scale. It
stood that the principal reason for
invitine Dr. Garfield was to obtain
advice as to how much if any wage
; increase granted should be passed
on to the consumer.
Scope Broader.
The scope of the coining confer-.
. . K ,j.-
ence, officials said, will be broader
than the negotiations ot a new
.- fh ina-o, nf th
public in the future prices of coal
will be taken into consideration.
More than two hundred opera
tors and about one hundred miners'
.. A
representatives arc -expected to ar-
rive ujuikul ttnu uiuiwiu.
lng for the conference, which will
be called at 11 o'clock at the enter
or department
Miners Optimistic. ' ..
Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 13 Rep
resentatives ot the United Mine
The one nossible obstruction to
aneedv agreement is the question
ot when a new wage agreement
-will become effective. The mln-
era Will insist that this be made at- ,
fective at once. . . .. .( -. .,
:- Hold lp AppeaL .
Pending developments at thaV
Washington conference, attorneya , '
for the miners announced here last
night, the "appeal from the ruling : ..-
ot the federal court in the injunc
tion proceedings instituted by the
government, will be held up.
In the Indiana coal fields' the- . '
miners apparently wera .awaiting s.
the results of the Washington con- ''
ference before deciding to return
to the mines.
f London,' Wednesday, Nov. 12.
our cabinet members, Austin
Chamberlain, Sir Eric Geddes, Sir
Auckland Geddes and Walter Hume
Long, in the lord chief Justice's
court today, publicly denied state
ments printed by the Daily News
with reference to , their holding
shares in various public companies
in consequence of which - they
brought libel suits against the
newspaper. , . ,
After their testimony the .an
nouncement was made that "the
suite had been settled on terms ar
ranged outside the court The pro
prietors of the Daily News agreed
to pay to each of the plaintiffs 250 -guineas
and also the costs.
Washington, Nov. 13. Piloted by
Lieutenant Commander Read, the
naval seaplane' N. C.-4, which made
the first trans-Atlantic flight, re
cently established a new non-stop
record for that type of craft when,
carrying 12 passengers, 'it flew
from Pensacola, Fla., to Memphis,
Tenn., a distance of 635 nautical
miles, the secretary ot the navy an
nounced today. The total flying
time was 9 hours and 33 minutes.; "
Barcelona, Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Delegates . of ' the employers and
workmen tonight signed the agree
ment calling off the lockout 'vhich
had paralyzed Industry hr-s for a
week. Work will be resumed to
morrow. " . . . -
... a
Hamilton, Ohio, Nov. 13. Eighty
students of the Junior high school
yesterday were expelled for cele
brating the armistice anniversary
Tuesday Instead of being in school.
The students were- told not to re
turn until brought back by their i
parents. . . j
Waco, Texas, - Nov. IS. Three
hundred Waco high school studenta,-..
boys and girls, were suspended In
definitely for quitting school yea- -tertiay
and staying out all day ha
cause they were not allowed am -
"armistice day" holiday. '

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