General News Notes of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-14


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY CHICAGO. 111.. November 13. Weather ; forecast: Illinois, Missouri and Kansas Fair tonight and Friday; rising temperature. Wisconsin Fair tonight and Friday, followed by urisdttled in north portion; rising temperature. General forecast: The indications are now for more settled conditions and that changes will not be as rapid as during the past two weeks. No precipitation of consequence is at present indicated for any portion of the middle western area. Tlie temperature will rise generally in tliis forecast district during the next twenty-four to thirty-six hours except that it will become colder again Friday in the Red River of the North valley and adjoining sections. CHICAGO, 111., November 13. Alarming news from Illinois mining districts that radicals among the, striking filters had induced hoisting engineer, pumpmen, firemen and mule feeders to abandon their work was received by Chicago operators today as the most menacing development of tlie coal strike. Despite the fact" that the reports said that office workers and officials in many places replaced .the deserting workmen at tlie pumpa and engines, the fear was expressed that mines in what are known as "wet" districts could not be saved from being flooded. The office forces would not be adequate rto handle the large shafts, it was said, and there was also the possibility .that the .radicals ... would prevent them from intervening. If the mines were flooded it would mean they would be crippled for a long period, operators asserted. CENTRALIA, Wash., November 13. Crimihal informations against ;twenty-six alleged members of the Industrial Workers of the World have been prepared for filing with the county clerk at Chehalis, comity seat of Lewis County, today by county attorney Herman Allen. All information, it was understood, would allege either participation in or criminal knowledge of the killing here last Tuesday of four members of the American Legion during an armistice day parade. LINCOLN, Neb., November 13. County attorneys in Nebraska are requested by Governor McKelvie in circular letters to be mailed to them today to cause the arrest of members of the I. W. W., who, he said, were scattered throughout tlie construction camps and among industrial workers of the state, "for the specific purpose of carrying on propaganda of I. W. AV.ism, which is revolutionary industrial unionism and embraces forceful opposition to the law." SPRINGFIELD, 111., November 13. Officials of the Springfield subdistrict. United Mine Workers of America, today declared "the -mine workers will stand pat for a living wage, six-hour day and five-day week. A telegram in protest against a newspaper story suggesting that Illinois miners were disposed to go back to work was signed by Freeman Thompson, president, and John Watt, secretary-treasurer, of the Springfield subdistrict. LONDON, England November 13. Crowds, of medical students, bearing banners with the: inscription: "We want beer and stout," organized a demonstration against a prohibition campaign meeting in tlie heart of London this afternoon. The crowds were so dense in the Strand that traffic was held up for some time. CHICAGO, 111., November 13. Firing through the closed shutters of a house at 2125 Wentworth j avenue, five Chinese, alleged drug merchants, today held revenue officers and police at bay for several hours. They finally were arrested and held at the South Clark street station pending government investigation. PARIS, France, November 13. The peace conference lias received, information from Sofia that the Bulgarian government has decided to sign the peace treaty as presented to its delegation. The Bulgarian, premier, M. Stambulisky, who left Sophia for Pnris yesterday, is expected to sign tlie treaty tomorrow. LONDON, England, November 13. Lieut. R. M. Douglas of the Australian flying corps, and Lieut. J. S. L. Ross, his navigator, who started from Hounstow today for a flight to Australia, were killed shortly after they began their journey..- Their airplane crashed near Subiton, in Surrey. WASHINGTON, D. C, November 13. The conference between railroad brotherhood chiefs and director general of railroads Hines over the employes demands for increased wages and revised working conditions went into its third day without an agreement in sight. BARCELONA, Spain, November 13. Delegates of the employers and workmen last night signed the definite agreement calling off the lockout which had paralyzed industry, here" for a week. Work generally .will be resumed today. j WASHINGTON, D. C, November 13. Activities of radicals threaten serious trouble in the bituminous coal fields of West Virginia, according to reports received today by the department of justice.

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