General News Notes Of The Day, Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-18


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY CHICAGO 111 July 17 Weather forecast Illi ¬ nois Missouri Wisconsin Iowa and Kansas fair and warmer tonight and Friday General forecast the great area of low pressure now over the Northwest will move Eastward preceded by high temperature and followed by thunder showers and much cooler weather as far East as Northwestern Minnesota and central South Dakota by Friday night nightCHICAGO CHICAGO 111 July 17 All building operations in the Chicago district will be suspended and 100 000 men will be thrown out of work unless building trades unions now on strike order their members back to work by 8 oclock tomorrow morning An ultimatum containing that threat was adopted today by the executive committee of the Building Con ¬ struction Employers association representing twen ¬ tyfour organizations of contracors It will be sent at once to representatives of the carpenters the architectural iron workers the lathers and the bridge and structural iron workers unions All of these unions have ordered strikes in violation the contractors say of agreements which still have many months to run runWASHINGTON WASHINGTON D C July 17 Urging con ¬ gressional investigation of the coal situation gov ¬ ernment officials and coal operators told the house rules committee today that a fuel shortage was im ¬ pending Coal men fear the situation may get away from them and that prices may rise 5 or 6 a ton declared C E Leslier of the geological survey Anthracite production since January 1 was 10600000 tons less than last year and bituminous 74700000 tons Mr Lesher said due to lack of demand demandBERLIN BERLIN Germany July 17 A report was cur ¬ rent in financial circles today that American fi ¬ nanciers propose the reorganization of the Hamburg American and North German Lloyd Steamship Lines and that the vessels will fly the United States flag when again put into commission The idea is favored by the German stockholders The gov ¬ ernment has announced its intention of reimburse ing ship owners for their losses during the war Negotiations are now proceeding in Berlin The ship owners are demanding from four to six times the prewar value of their vessels WASHINGTON D C July 17 Immediate or ¬ ganization of the national guard in the states and territorial possessions of the United States in ac ¬ cord with plans approved by the war department was looked for today by army officials here The guard is to be formed on a basis of sixteen divisions with a maximum expansion to about 440000 men but federal funds available will permit of only 100000 men for the present presentWASHINGTON WASHINGTON D C July 17 Cotton exports for June totalled 031985 running bales and for the eleven months ending June 30 5076834 It was announced at the Bureau of the Census de ¬ partment of commerce today These figures com ¬ pare with 263302 running bales for June 1918 and 425247 for the eleven months ending June 30 1918 1918WASHINGTON WASHINGTON D C July 17 Undersecretary Polk of the state department announced today that he would leave tomorrow for New York where he will confer with Secretary Lansing before sailing for Paris to take Mr Lansings place as head of the American peace delegation Mr Lansing is expected to arrive in New York Saturday v vWASHINGTON WASHINGTON D C July 17 Ariiended to pro ¬ vide 14000000 instead Of 6000000 for the re ¬ habilitation of wounded soldiers sailors and ma ¬ rines the sundry civil appropriation bill which was vetoed by the President was passed today by the house and sent to the senate senateLONDON LONDON England July 17 The German govern ¬ ment is believed to be trying to establish trade re ¬ lations with soviet Russia and a German mission has visited Russia or is about to do so Cecil B Harmsworth undersecretary of state for foreign affairs told the house pf commons today todayNEW NEW YORK N Y July 17 John D Rockefel ¬ ler has presented a hospital to the city of New York to be placed on Warwick farm formerly a city home for inebriates but which now that the country has gone dry is to be turned into a home for drug addicts addictsBOSTON BOSTON Mass July 17 Car service on the street subway and elevated lines here and in twelve adjacent cities and towns was tied up today by a strike of 8000 union employes of the Boston elevated railway system systemBERLIN BERLIN Germany July 17 United Press Creation of a small army of technical and business experts is being planned in Germany today as part of an energetic drive to restore her business rela ¬ tions in foreign lands landsLONDON LONDON England July 17 The British admir ality has placed contracts for salvage of the Ger ¬ man warships sunk by their crews in Scapa Flow it was learned today It was said satisfactory results are expected expectedHAVRE HAVRE France July 17 The American troops which participated in the victory celebration at Paris embarked yesterday for London They will take part in the peace celebration in London LondonOKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA CITY Okla July 17 Three per ¬ sons were dead today and six injured in the wreck late yesterday of an automobile and an iuterurban WASHINGTON D C July 17 President Wil ¬ son today sent to the senate the name of Otto A Labwhlt to be collector of customs at Milwaukee WIs

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