General News Notes of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-26


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY CHICAGO, 111., August 25. General forecast: Illinois, Wjsonsin, Minnesota and North Dakota Fair tonight and Tuesday; not much clutnge in temperature. Missouri Somewhat unsettled in northwest; fair in east ajul south portions tonight and iTijesday; not much change in temperature. General forecast The indications are for mostly fair weather with little change in temperature in this forecast district, during the next thirty six hours. WASHINGTON. B. C, August IT.. Shopmen in the employ of railroads under federal control have been awarded ten hours pay for eight hours work. The award of Director General Walker D. Ilines was announced this atternoon by President Wilson when he received representatives of the committee of 100. together with members of the railway administration at the White House. The award in effect amounts to an increase of about four .cents an hour and i retroactive to May 1. The increase asked by the shopmen averaged between thirteen and fourteen cents an hour. WASHINGTON, D. 0., August 2.1. Return of ti,r00 selective service men with the forces in Siberia will be completed before winter, Representative Osborne of California was told today by Secretary Baker. About 3,000 volunteer replacements already have gone forward, Mr. Baker said, l,.r00 more are ready to go and enlistments available for this service average about fifty a day. The question of a complete withdrawal from Siberia was not taken up witli Mr. Baker, Congressman Osborne said. PARIS, France, August 25. The American peace delegation is displeased witli the tendency to make the supreme council an international foreign office. It is also annoyed by the failure of the powers interested in the Hungarian indemnities to take more direct action to require Roumunia to live up to the armistice. It has been made clear that the American delegates are not willing to sit much long-ee on controversies in which the United States has little direct interest. WASHINGTON, D. C, August 25. While Germany lias been vanquished for the present, "nothing but force is likely to restrain her from seeking world domination at the earliest opportunity," is the opinion of the senate judiciary subcommittee appointed to report on the validity of the proposed treaty by which the United States would go to the aid of France in the event of attack on her by Germany. NEW YORK, N. Y., August 25. The influenza epidemic will return in October, as soon as people begin to live indoors again, Dr. Royal S. Copeland, head of the New York health department, predicted today. He said the death toll would be serious, but not so bad as last year. ROME, Italy, August 25. After loud underground rumblings, Mount Vesuvius began erupting yesterday, two streams of lava flowing toward the valley. So far the eruption has not been so heavy as to threaten the villages at the base of the mountain. RIO DE JANEIRO, August 25. This city is beset with myriads of locusts which have migrated here in such large numbers that parts of the city are actually clouded by them. Reports from other parts of Brazil state that farming and garden districts are being damaged and trains are moving with great difficulty. LONDON, England, August 25. Vladivostok is surrounded by insurgents and the town is filled with refugees, according to bolshevik wireless received here. It states that a Japanese squadron has arrived at Vladivostok. WASHINGTON, D. C, August 25. The railroad administration today signed a contract with the Pullman Company for an annual reiflal of 11,700,-000.

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