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ALL THE NEWS FROM
NEAR AND FAR
VOL XI
CHICAGO POLICE ROUND UP RADICALS
BELIEF IS EXPRESSED THAT A
WHOLESALE PLOT WORKED OUT
BY REDS HAS BEEN UNEARTHED
Arrests 'Made In Chicago
of Men Thought To Be
Responsible for the
Wrecks On the Mich
igan Central Railroad
ARREST RADICALS
i gAl cago, Aug. 31. —(By tile Associat
flifertesH. I —Aroused by the disclosure
of plots to wreck trains
ms/ tile arrest of three men in coll
ection with alleged plans to dynamite
the Western Express on the New
York Central lines, the police today
prepared a round-up of radicals.
Reports that raids in radical centers
throughout the country were planned
was denied by the detective bureau of
the department of justice here. De
tectives denied that they had linked
the plot to wreck the Western Ex
press with the wrecking of the Michi
gan Central Express near Gary, Ind.,
on which four men were charged with
murder as a result of the killing of the
engineer and firemen.
The police suspect that a quantity of
dynamite has been obtained by plot
ters and they are hunting for that.
Railroad detectives who represented
themselves as strikers said by the
police to have obtained the first in
formation concerning the alleged
dynamite plots.
The men now held hero said to be
involved in the dynamite plots hatched
against the Western Express are C. A.
Lagham, J. J. Boyle, and Frank
Inman. They live in Chicago and de
clared by th e police to be not only
striking shopmen but communists as
well. Tli e Plan to dynamite the ex
press train was declared by investi
gators to have been set for today after
it had been postponed' from Tuesday.
JAPAN WRESTLING WITH
THE HIGH COST OF LIVING
Tokio, Aug. 31. —In the solution of
the deadlocked financial policy of the
old ministry the “Oriental Economist
finds the only raison d’etre of the
Kato cabinet. Whatever the ostensi
ble profession, it was on its deadlock
financial policy that the Takahashi
ministry was shipwrecked, Bays that
•paper. In order to avoid treading in
the same footsteps, the new ministry
ought to make it its first duty to effect
financial improvement.
The aim could be attained only by
its faithful persuance of a strictly
negative financial policy, the pinnacle
of which lies in the depreciation of
Commodity price. The question is,
in the journal’s estimation, how to
lower the abnormal level of price.
After referring to the unfavorable ef
fect of the prevailing anomalous
price on the general state industry,
the monthly suggests cessation of
loan flotation, drastic military re
forms and the removal of the ban on
the gold export, aq the most effective
means of attaining the object in view.
These are policies, however, that
require every resolution and courage
for execution, thinks the journal, “be-
I cause with such a personage as Baron
ato who seems to have never had
i opportunity of studying finance
l economy, as the head, the new
I istry is unlikely to succeed where
A predecessor has failed.”
HUGE BUILDING PROGRAM
Miami, Fla., Aug. 31.—Orders for
plans for BO new residences to cost
a quarter of a million dollars for the
Coral Gables sub-division near this
city hav e been placed with H. George
Fink, local architect by George E.
Merrick, owner of the sub-division,
who has just returned from Chicago
where he completed the financing of
the project.
The new residences will average
somewhat less in cost than the 58
other dwellings which have been com
pleted or are now under construction
in Coral Gables. Ground will be
broken Tuesday for th e erection of a
golf club building to cost 135,000.
More than $1,500,000 has been ex
denped on the development.
INDICTED HERRIN MINER
Marion, 111., Aug. 31.—(8y the As
sociated Press.) —Otis Clark, union
miner, the first man indicted by the
special grand jury Investigating the
Herrin massacre in which 22 persons
were killed, surrendered at noon to
day. He is charged with murder of C.
K. McDowell, superintendent of the
Lester strip mine where the massacre
occurred.
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WILL VETO BONUS
Washington, Aug. 31.—The Treas
ury Department apparently is confi
dent that President Harding will veto
the house bill it it passes as it now
- stands. Officials Indicated the presi
, dent has not changed from his, an
nounced Intention to disapprove any
bonus legislation which does not car
' ry with it means of raising the rev
enue needed and the proposed meas
, ttre, treasury attaches say, does not
: meet that requirement.
Lakeland Evening Telegram
MEMBER OF
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BRITAIN SCRAPS BATTLESHIPS
London, Aug. 31.—(8y the As
sociated Press.) —In accordance
with the Washington agreement,
the British admiralty today or
dered six large capital ships
scrapped. They are the battle
cruisers Lion and Princess Royal
and the Orion, Mon
arch, Conqueror and Erin, alt
among the 'most famous war
ships in the British navy.
GREEK ARMIES
IN ASIA MINOR
ARE RETREATING
Fears Are Entertained That the
Success of the Turks Will Re
sult In Massacres
Smyrna, Atlg. 31.—The Greek ar
mies in Asia Minor are moving back
under the force of Turkish national
ists on a wide front. It was under
stood this morning they were at
tempting local attacks by using rein
forcements along the battle line.
These drives were soon to be followed
by a counter offensive on the part of
the Greeks, advices from the front
reported. Civilian Greeks and Arme
nians in the district invaded by tlie
Turkish nationalists are following the
Greek army, fearing a massacre. It
is reported that Christian refugees
caught on the way have been slain by
the Turks.
Fighting Was Heavy
Constantinople, Aug. 31.—(8y the
Associated Press)—The first two com
muniques issued by the Turks on the
battle around Afiun Karahlssar indi
cate that the fighting wus extremely
heavy. Tlie Turks do not give the
number of killed or injured, but say
they • have captured considerable
booty.
The Kemalists, according to these
statements, were forced to break
through a triple defense system of
barbed wire entanglements in storm
ing the Greek positions.
Gen. Tricoupis. Greek commander,
effected the evacuation of the city in
a successful manner.,
The Turkish cavalry pursued the
Greeks in the direction of ißanaz to
the southwest, but the retreat was
finally brought to a standstill by
counter attacks.
INCOME TAX IN
PHILIPPINES A
LARGE AMOUNT
Manila, P. 1., Aug. *3l,—By the As
sociated Press) —The net total of tax
able income in the Philippine Islands
during the year 1920, according to data
obtained from the internal revenue
bureau was $90,000,000, yielding to
the government a tax of approxi
mately $2,766,000. Of this total the
aggregate individual incomes amount
ed to $52,696,00 while corporations
and partnerships returned $37,356,000.
According to the data there were
5.439 individuals and 1,963 corpora
tions and partnerships with taxable
incomes. Eleven concerns reported
a net income each of more than $500,-
000; thirteen from $260,000 to $500,-
000; one hundred and three from $50.-
000 to "$500,000 and 1,836 from $5,000
to $50,000.
Seven individuals had a net Income
of from $175,000 to $450,000; 105 from
$50,000 to $175,000; 217 from $25,000
to $50,000 and 2,387 from $5,000 to
$25,000. The Income tax rate in the
Philippines is three per cent.
TWO RAILWAY MEN KILLED
' Valdosta, Ga„ Aug. 31.—Charles
Cline, flagman, and Luke Dunn, en
gineer, of the Southern Railway, were
killed here today when their automo
bile was struck by a Georgia and
Florida freight train. The men had
just gotten off their train and were
on the way home In their car when
the train backed Into the machine.
AMEND COAL BILL
Washington, Aug. 31.—The House
today struck out of the administration
coal distribution bill the provision un
der whtcji the President would have
authority to again put the act Into
effect in any future emergency.
MORE SURVIVORS ITATA
Santiago, Chile, Aug. 31.—Advices
from Valparaiso state that the Chilean
steamship America has picked up ten
more survivors of the Itata which
sank Monday off Coqulmbo. This
brings the total of known, saved to
31, The Itata carried 322.
Summary of The
Strike Situation
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Chicago, Aug. 31.—The passing of the Chicago and Alton railroad
into receivers' hands, disclosures of new plots to wreck trains and re
ports of attempts to derail trains and blow up shop property were high
lights today in the nation’s railroad strike.
Firebrands played an important part in the developments yester
day, but reports that men arrested in connection with the wrecking ol
a Michigan Central train had repudiated their confessions as a first
step in their defense also were heard. Police disclosed a plot to wreck
the Western Express of the New York Central lines, however.
An explosion on the main line of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chi
cago and St. Louis railroad at Arlington Heights, a suburb of Cincin
nati, derailed the tender of a work train. A passenger train had passed
a few minutes before the explosion.
An attempt was made tp blow up the commissary of the Illinois
Central rai|road at Paducah, Ky. The explosion blew a hole in the
ground nearby.
A fast train on the Chicago and Alton ran into a switch near
Covel, 111., yesterday. Investigators said the switch showed evidence
of tampering.
Police precautions at Algiers, a suburb of New Orleans, in effect,
amounted to martial law in efforts to check disorders which author
ities characterized as virtual anarchy. Police reported almost con
stant firing in railroad districts and between 35 and 40 assaults since
the shopmen’s strike began. One man was killed by a negro cook
who was being beaten.
State troops on strike duty at Salisbury and Spencer, N. C., were
ordered back to their homo stations, authorities feeling assured that
danger of further disorders in the shops of the Southern Railway had"
passed.
Four men, two of whom were said to be deputy U. S. marshals,
were attacked and beaten at Sedalia, Mo.
Guards on the Northern Pacific at Missoula, Mont., were reinforced
by a squad of deputy United States marshals following an attack on
a bunkhouse where 25 workmen were asleep. A volley of shots was
fired into the bunkhouse but none of the sleeping men were injured.
An attempt to blow up the tracks of the Chicago and Alton and
a bridge on the same road, near Alton, 111., was discovered when cans
of gasoline were found by trackmen.
FUCKER OF LAMP LIGHTS IN HOMES
OF MINERS MARKED END OF IDLENESS
Pittsburgh, Aug. 31.—(8y the Asso
ciated Pr&Ss.)— Lamp lights Bickered
early today in the homes of thousands
of miners in western Pennsylvania as
they joyously started to the mines to
work for the first time in six months.
They grouped about the mine mouths
and all expressed joy over the settle
ment of their strike which was made
complete yesterday when tlie lone re
maining producer, the Pittsburgh Coal
Company, had accepted tlie Cleveland
agreement.
Before dawn broke over the mining
villages hundreds of mine laborers
were entering the pits to make way
for the remainder of the 45,000
who are now assured employment.
The mines were being cleaned out to
day. Many of thes,e will he hoisting
coal next Monday, miners believe
union leaders today were hustling to
the mines to unionize the unorganized
men.
Operators were already demanding
of railroad* their supply of cars to in
sure prompt movement of ooal. The
Pennsylvania railroad promised ade
quate service but other carriers were
uncertain as to their ability to meet
the needs. Striking shopmen ex
pressed the belief that the demand
for cars could not be met.
SEIZE BOOZE VESSELS
New York, Aug. 31.—The British
three-masted Bchooner Gamma, with
two hundred thousand dollars’ worth
of Scotch whiskey aboard, and the
excursion steamer Smithfield, which
it is alleged has been carrying a
floating bar, were seized by customs
and prohibition authorities this morn
ing.
The schooner was captured off Mon
tauk Point and the Smithfield was
taken over after she had discharged
her passengers at the Battery early
today.
JOHNSON IS NOMINATED
San Francisci.i Aug. 31. —Hiram
Johnson today was assured of the Re
publican nomination for the' United
States senate by a margin of 65,000
votes. On the face of latest
the vote stood; Johnson, 273,762; C
C. Moore, 208,098.
Friend W Richardson, state treas
urer, had a lead of 14,738 ever Gover
nor Wm. D. Stephens for the Repub
lican gubernatorial nomination. The
vote was: Richard, 241,962; Stephens,
227.224.
Thomas L. Woolwine, prosecuting
attorney, of Los Angeles county, was
leading his opponent, Mattlson B.
Jones, of Glendale, by more than 20,-
000 for the Democratic nomination for
governor. Members of congress seek
ing re-election were all safely nomi
nated.
ACCEPT BELGIAN COMPROMISE
Paris, Aug. 31. (By the Associated
Press.) —The Allied preparations com
mission has decided to accept the Bel
gian compromise on the German mors
torltyn proposition as a solution of the
present crisis. A formal vote will be
taken before night.
LAKELAND, FLORIDA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31. 1922
DENY CHARGES
OF MEMBERSHIP
IN TWO BODIES
Chicago, Aug. 31.—Emphatic denial
of charges that he is serving not only
as a member of the United States La
bor Board but also as president of
the striking shoperafts organization
was made today by A. O. Wharton,
one of three labor members of the
board. Mr. Wharton made the report
when informed of a dispatch saying
the charges would he contained in an
article in the September 2 issue of a
New York magazine, quoting another
member of the federal arbitration
body as saying “the shopmen’s strike
was engineered from inside the labor
board.”
Mr. Wharton was president of the
railway employes’ department of the
American Federation of Labor from
1912 to 1920, when he was appointed
to the labor board. He said he was
re-elected president at the union’s
convention last April but that his re
election was merely a formal tribute
to past activities.
"It was specifically understood.” he
said, “that I was not lo serve as head
of the organization and that I was not
to do anything that conflicts with
my duties as a member of the labor
board.
"Bert M. Jewell, known as head of
the shopmen’s organization, was
elected vice-president at the conven
tion,’’ Mr. Wharton said, adding: "But
it was also understood that Mr. Jew
ell was to be president and therefore
F. J. McGrath was elected as a sec
ond vice-president.
“As soon as I was formally notified
of my election I wrote a letter to Mr.
Jewell in which I refused to serve,
but thanking the union for its vote of
confidence. This is a matter of rec
ord. ’’.
It also Is charged, according to the
report, that- Albert Phillips, another
labor member of the board, is a mem
ber of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen and Euginemen. Mr. Phillips
Is at present in California. Mr. Whar
ton said he knew nothing of the cir
cumstances under which Phillips took
office. Section 306 of the transporta
tion act under which the labor board
was organized provides that no mem
ber shull be actively Identified with
any labor organization or railroad
enterprises; that he shall have no
pecuniary interest In any carrier en
terprise, but added that he shall not
be required to relinquish honorary
membership on or his rights in any
insurance or pension or other benefit
fund maintained by any organization
of employes or subordinate officials,
or by a carrier.
HINTON GETB PLANE
Washington, Aug. 31.—The navy de
partment today ordered release of a
surplus seaplane |to Walter Hinton,
now at Pensacola, for the resumption
of his flight to Brazil.! Lieut. Hinton
will receive the plane immediately.
SOME HOPE THAT
MINERS ARE YET
ALIVEJN SHAFT
Fire In the Argonaut
Mine Has Been Extin
guished But the Work
of Rescue Is Still Very
Slow
Jackson, Cal., Aug. 31.—Firo in the
shaft of the Argonaut gold mine in the
lowest reach of which 47 miners have
been imprisoned snee Sunday, is out.
hut that fact brought no nearer hope
for realizing their aims.
Tlie fire in the shaft may break out
again at any time and it was said that
live days must elapse before entrance
to the mine may lie gained through
tlie shaft.
Rescue teams battled heroically to
day to open up three routes to the
pitch black, smoke choked under
ground mine drifts to the sunlight and
open air where tortured lungs might
drink deep of fresh breezes.
Passages were being cut through
from file Kennedy, an adjoining mine
while another was through the Argo
naut itself.
A second rescue squad on a level
3,000 feet below tlie group that has
worked since Monday, burrowing from
the 3,900 foot level of the Kennedy
mine toward tlie Argonaut, 4,600 level
today had made perceptible progress.
It would be a long siege through 500
to 600 feet of loose dirt before a 149
foot wall of solid slate rock is reached.
Three hundred feet above them toil
tlie half naked ..workers who have
drilled in brief shifts since Monday to
cut through more than 700 feet of
loose dirt and timbers and thirty feet
of hard rock. They struck a cave-in
last night slowing their progress.
They estimated there were between
90 and 100 feet more of rock and dirt
to he cleared.
Hope that tlie miners still are alive
was firmly held by the consulting ex
perts.
FINAL VOTE ON
BONUS LIKELY
BEFORE NIGHT
Washington. Aug. 31.—A final vote
on the soldiers' bonus bill before ad
journment of the senate today ap-j
peared to he reasonably certain. All i
pending amendments had been dis-j
posed off and general debate begun
before the recess last night.
As fur as is known only three or
four senators were to deliver pre
pared addresses, but there was likeli
hood of another general discussion
such as has featured each of the sev
en days the bill lias been under con
sideration. Passage of the measure
was a foregone conclusion, but wheth
er it would reach the statute books
was conceded by friends and foes
alike to be another questton. They
held that this would probably depend
upon President Harding since it was
regarded as very doubtful that there
could lye obtained in the senate the
necessary two-thirds to pass the bill
over an executive veto.
It will be some time, however, be
fore the bill reaches the White House.
After the senate vote it will be sent
back to the house, which is expected
to order it to conference for adjust
ment of the differences between the
two houses.
After the conferences complete
their work the next action will be by
the senate and house on the confer
ence report. With that complete the
bill will be ready for the president.
ANOTHER BRIDGE DYNAMITED
....Wilmington, Del., Aug. 31. —The
Pennsylvania railroad bridge at Four
teenth street here was damaged by an
explosion, probably dynamite, early
this morning.
VESSEL LOST DECK LOAD
Pensacola, Fla., Aug. 31i—The
steamer City of Baltimore of this port
which left here July 29 for San Juan.
P. R„ with a cargo of lumber, Is
proceeding to Charleston, S. C., minus
her deck load and partly water logged
as a result of an encounter with a
storm on the Atlantic, according to
-'lie advices received here by F. F.
’Bingham, owner of the vessel.
A radio message to Mr. Bingham
from the steamship Peltore told of
the plight of the schooner. The
schooner was 400 miles east-south
east of Charleston at 3:15 p. m. Tues
day.
Expecting to meet their future hus
bands and be married at once, 150
Greek “picture" brides arrived at
New York last week. They said con
ditions at home were sci bad they
were glad to come to the U. S. and
risk marrying virtual strangers.
THE WORLD’S NEWS AT YUUR
DOOR
WOMEN IN EGYPT
HAVE FIGHT TO
GET FRANCHISE
Cairo, Egypt. Aug. 31.—The mem-1
bers of the first Egyptian parliament,!
under tlie new constitution, are to be j
elected in October, and already uoliti
cal interest, not to say excitement,'
is running high.
All men over 25 years of age are 1
entitled to vote. Women, neverthe- j
less, are in no sense idle. They are I
making a good fight for the franchise, I
even though tlie odds are greatly!
against them, for Egyptian men look I
upon their womenkiml as possessions i
rather than co-workers in life.
The president of “The Mothers of
the Future of Egypt" is Madame |
Aneeseh Hamlin el Kasheedy. Speak-1
ing on tlie emancipation of her sex;
recently she said: "The women of
Egypt should he allowed to vote be-1
cause they are fit for it. We shall j
soon win our light because the Koran
and the world are on our side. The!
Koran says: ‘Tlie women ought to be-j
have towards their husbands in like j
manner as their husbands should be-j
have towards them, according to what!
is just.'
“It is absurd to allow a citizen to j
exercise the franchise merely because j
he is of the male sex, while highly
educated Egyptian women, from]
Princesses downwards, are to have no;
say in legislation on questions tliatj
affect them equally with the rest of]
the population. The civilized nations
already have adopted the principle of 1
woman suffrage. Egypt cannot afford
to drag behind and stilt maintain her
prestige in the eyes of those nations."
Tlie men, at the present time, are
inclined to dismiss the aspirations of;
the women with the generality that
j tlie average woman in Egypt today j
does not possess the qualifications i
necessary to intelligent voting.
Political parties which have been i
dormant during tlie Britisli occupa- j
tion are awakening, and with them is;
coming the revival of old animosities, j
The followers of Zughloul Pasha, the |
deported Nationalist leader, are par
ticularly hitler against the present
government.
The city vote will count large in i
the coming contest. To the poor
peasants, or fellaheen, the new par
liament means little or nothing. To
them all rulers and officials are pesls ;
to be endured as well as may be j
They are ignorant, and are interested ]
in nothing outside of their villages l
Hence they offer opportunities to un-1
scrupulous politicians. "To educate I
the people to some idea of their po- 1
iitical responsibility," says a local j
daily, "is absolutely necessary if the!
future political power is not to find 1
its way to tlie bands of men whose I
only interest is personal gain."
LONDON SHOWS FAITH
IN POLISH MSIDUSTRY j
Warsaw, Aug. 31.—Lodz, the textile]
center of Eastern Europe, has owed ;
English exporters 2.000,000 pounds for j
raw materials since before tlie war. !
A committee from Lodz recently went j
to London to find a method of pay-!
ment. It was finally agreed that the!
Lodz debtors are to liquidate in 20 in
stallments. one every six months, but
if conditions improve, the installments
may be sent forward at shorter inter
val?.
Tlie relations between Lodz and j
English dealers in textiles always!
have been close. Lodz bought its j
cotton and other rough materials in !
London. War and the German occti- j
pat ion, followed by German requisi-1
tious ‘ and the failure to receive]
monies due from Russian customers,
prevented the Lodz spinners from
meeting their English obligations.
Asa further evidence of British
faitli in Polish industry, the London
b ankers agreed to help the Lodz in
terests collect from Germany for ma
te! ials requisitioned during tho war,
and also to extend to them new
credits.
TAMPA SHOPS OPEN
Tampa, Aug. 31. —The shops of the
Sealioard Air Line, closed here since
the strike, opened this morning with
sixty men reporting for work, railroad
officials said.
COLLISION IN HUDSON TUBE
Jersey City, Aug. 31.—Twenty per
sons were reported injured this morn
ing in a rear-end collision between
two Hudson tube trains.
C. A. TUTEWEILER VERY ILL
Jacksonville, Aug. 31.—Charles A.
Tutewiler, owner and manager of the
Tutewiler Press, one of the largest
commercial printing concerns in the
city, and widely known throughout
Floridu because of his work in con
j nection with Klwanis Clubs, is crit
lically ill at his home here and phy
sicians declare his death Is only a
matter of hours. Mr. Tutewiler, a
native of Indiana, was widely knowu
in that state as an advertising man
before coming to Florida, and during
bis first few years us a resident of
Jacksonville he served as advertising
manager for the Florida Metropolis.
He has been in 111 health for more
than a year.
THE WEATHER
\ Fair in north, showers in South
Florida tonight or Friday.
DATE SOUTHERN
OPENING FIXED
FOURTH OCTOBER
President Alderman Has
Returned From Chica
go Where Furniture
and Equipment To the
Amount of $50,000
Was Purchased
That Southern College will be ready
for the formal opening ceremonies on
Wednesday, October 4, is now as
sured atjd all plans are working out
toward a memorable program for that
occasion. Among the principal speak
ers will be Bishop W. N. Ainsworth
of Macon, Georgia, presiding bishop of
(this district, who will deliver the in
augural address. Other features will
Ihe announced from time to time as
the date of the formal opening ap
i proaches.
| The president of Southern, Dr. R. H.
I Alderman, has just returned from a
i business trip to Chicago where he
purchased much of the furniture and
j general equipment for the college
buildings. Furnishings for the dor
! mitories, the school rooms, the dining
room and I lie kitchen were secured
[dnd some of the material is already
;on the way. a definite promise hav
ing been made by the manufacturers
to make sure the lust carload leaves
j Chicago not later than September 23.
a rail delivery in eight days being
guaranteed.
Some Idea of the magnitude of
; Southern College can he obtained
; when it is stated that in this initial
(equipment there is involved an ex
penditure of approximately $50,000.
VIENNA UNEASY
OVER UPRISING
i IN BERGENLAND
Vienna, Aug. 31. (By the Associ
ated Press) Reports of Hungarian
concentration of troops on the Bava
rian boundary are unconfirmed.
The Bavarian newspaper A Nap ex
plains that these gatherings are due
■to uprisings that have already oc
curred in Bergenland, but this is the
first intimation of such disorders to
j reach here.
j it is reported that Hungarian bands
lare re-forming across the line, pre
, paring to take advantage of whatever
j situation may develop to occupy the
territory lost to Hungary when al
lotted to Austria under the peace set-
I tlement. .
j Travelers from the south report
iJugo-Slav troop movements on the
j Austrian frontier have continued.
| The British gunboat Blowworm has
arrived here unexpectedly carrying
| the only armed force to the city.
While the city is outwardly calm, the
| high tension is evidenced in many
ways.
HOPE TO REACH
SETTLEMENT OF
MINE TROUBLE
Philadelphia, Aug. 31.—Settlement
(of the anthracite suspension within
twenty-four hours was predicted to
day by men in close touch by both
sides. Operators were in a secret
conference at the Ritz Carlton hotel
early today, it was asserted, while
across the street at the Bellevue
Stratford John L. I.ewis, president of
the United Mine Workers and other
union leaders were gathered.
The hard coal mines have been idle
five months.
Those thoroughly familiar with the
situation said the joint conferences
broke off abruptly early last week
over the deadlock on the arbitration
problem, might be resumed today to
consider the promised peace plan sug
gested by Senators Pepper ami Reed
of Pennsylvania, at the long confer
ence in Washington Tuesday.
GOVERNMENT COAL BILL IS
UP FOR DECISION TODAY
Washington, Aug. 31. —The House
was expected to reach a vote today on
the administration coal bill which
stood unchanged despite efforts to
put through various amendments.
Every change proposed had been
either thrown out on a point of or
der or decisively defeated yesterday
chairman Winslow of the interstate
commerce committee, who was in
charge of the measure, predicted it
would go through as framed.
A vote on the bill yesterday was
prevented by an unexpected flood of
debate later in the day.
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