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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY WASHINGTON. 1. .. December 7. Little change in the industrial situation throughout the country is indicated by the weekly report of the department of labor. Of the twenty strikes and seventy-four controversies now before the department for .settlement, s"ven new cases devcliqicrt, compared; with eight anil seven cases for the two previous weeks. LONDON. England. December 7. The text of a local prohibition bill applying to England and Wales was made public yesterday. The measure-will be introduced in the house as a private bill., whose author states lie has the backing of a small coterie of members. CHICAGO. III.. December 7.- The drastic order that would have forced the complete paralysis of all non-essential Industries, by tomorrow was lifted yesterday, pending a definite interpretation of the mandate by Fuel Administrator Garfield. .SPRINGFIELD. III.. December 7. Frank Far-rlngton, president of the United Mine Workers of Illinois, was arrested at hi" home here last night by United States Marshal Vincent Y. Dallinau on a warrant cliarging contempt of court.