General News Notes of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-05


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i GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY CHICAGO, 111., November 4. Weather forecast: Illinois Generally fair toni-ht and Wednesday; somewhat colder tonight in extreme west and south portions; rising temperature Wednesday afternoon in north and west portions. Missouri Fair tonight and probably Wednesday; colder in southeast portion tonight; rising temperature Wednesday. General forecast: No additional precipitation of consequence is anticipated in the north central states, but it is possible that the weather may remain cloudy and not clear in most of the area. The temperature will rise tonight in the plains states and on Wednesday in the sections east across the Mississippi Valley and the western lake region. NEW YORK, N. Y., November 4. Electors in five states went to the polls today to ballot for governors, while election of lesser officials and decisions on constitutional questions faced the voters of several other states. Governors are being elected in Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi and New Jersey. The elections in Ohio are being watched with interest by "wet" and "dry" advocates, as there, for the first time in any state, a popular vote is being taken on the eighteenth amendment to the constitution. This is being accomplished by a referendum on the legislatures action in ratifying the amendment. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., November 4. Breaking his silence here for the first time since he was served with the restraining order from the court of Federal Judge Anderson last Friday, John L. Lewis, acting president of the United Mine Workers of America, gave out the following brief statement in regard to government efforts to end the strike of approximately 425,000 soft coal miners: "The machinery of the joint system of bargaining in the mining industry is intact. It would be a simple matter for the government and the coal operators again to set it in motion to negotiate a wage agreement." WASHINGTON, D. C. November 4. Developments today were looked forward to here as likely to afford an index to the duration of the coal strike. A spirit of hopefulness that the end of the strike was near was prevalent. Government officials were of the opinion that the broad powers of the federal court injunction in shutting off the strike funds would force the miners to return to Avork and bring the stjjktp jdJflse. Labor leaders themselves were said to hold the view that the miners could not hold out long for lack of subsistence caused by the operation of the injunction. PITTSBURGH, Pa., November 4. The first United States troops to come into Pennsylvania for duty during the coal strike were encamped today at Brownsville, on the edge of the great nonunion field southeast of Pittsburgh. The 140 men in the force were in command of Col. E. D. Evans and came from Fort Niagara, N. Y. Nonunion mines in the Brownsville territory yesterday established a record production. The situation in the organized districts of Pennsylvania today showed no change. LONDON, England, November 4. The advancing bolshevik army southwest of Petrograd has captured Gntchlna and Lugn and the position of Gen. Yudenitchs wldte army has become precarious, according to advices from Helsingfors today. One unconfirmed report said that Gen. Yudenitchs army was nearly surrounded. A news agency correspondent at the Finnish capital reported that Gen. Yudenitchs forces were retreating, falling back to a line nine miles west of the position held Thursday. WASHINGTON, D. C, November 4. A special committee Of three members to be appointed by the President to deal with the soft coal strike in an attempt to arbitrate and settle the same is provided for in a joint resolution introduced in the Senate this afternoon by Senator Kenyoh, Republican, of Iowa. At Senator Kenyons request the resolution-was referred to the Senate committee on education and labor, of which he is chairman. CHICAGO, 111., November 4. J. H. Christy, deputy internal revenue collector, working out of the office of Julius F. Smietanka. in charge of the Chicago district, was suspended today on orders from Col. L. G. Nutt, revenue agent, investigating the reported sale of 00,000 worth of liquor taken from the Sibley warehouse at Clark street and the river, and the alleged passing, of 8,000 to police and other officials as bribe money. NEW YORK, N. Y., November 4. Foisting of prohibition on the United States, was a blunder charged with danger and loaded with disastrous probabilities, declared Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, in discussing last night its probable relation to unrest among work-ingmen in some parts of the country. WASHINGTON, D. C, November 4. Efforts to reach a basis for possible settlement of the strike of bituminous coal miners were made today at a conference here between Federal Fuel Administrator Garfield and J. D. A. Morrow, president of the National Coal Association, an organization of the leading coal operators of the country. TOKYO, Japan, October 27 Delayed. Japan has not yet ratified the treaty of Versailles. The emperors ratification of the treaty yvas postponed after newspapers had announced it as an accomplished fact. Promulgation of the treaty is expected following the meeting of the cabinet council next week. WASHINGTON, D. C, November 4. No new proposal for the settlement of the Fiunie question has readied the American government either from France or Great Britain, it was said today at the state department. Further than this statement, officials would not discuss the question. PARIS, France, November 4. The coal shortage, which already lias held the attention of the French public, has become more critical within the last few days ou account of .the snow and intense cold. The newspapers insist that measures be taken without delay to meet the crisis. WASHINGTON, D. C. November 4. An international convention limiting hours of work in industry to forty-eight hours a week in all countries ratifying the agreement by July 1, 1921, was proposed to the international labor conference today by the organizing committee. BOSTON, Mass., November 4. Adrift in their dories eighty miles from shore, three fishermen were compelled to row thirty hours before they set foot ou solid soil at Nantucket. The schooner to which they belonged had not arrived when they readied shore. NEW YORK, N. Y., November 4. The end of the national coal strike in four weeks was seen here today by James Lord, president of the miners department of the American Federation of Labor, after u conference with Samuel Gompers. NEW YORK, N..Y., November 4. Health author-ties are Insisting that "rat guards" be placed on all ships cables. Plague-bearing rats leave ships from Mediterranean ports when the guards, bits of tin, are not on the cables. FARGO, N. D., November 4. Low temperatures prevailed today, following two days of snowfall over virtually all of North Dakota. BOSTON, Mass., November 4. Mrs. Dora Mintz, 29,. slept tweuty-four days after uu attack of iu-flueuzu.

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