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MINERS Issues which may not bo confined to tho mlno workers. Issuance or. a1 Joint statement by these American Federation of f Labor olflduls and heads of tho railroad brotherhoods and other railroad crafts urging contlnuaqco of Government control of tho rail- roads for two years, and declaring that every possible legal power would bo used to. defeat tho anti-stri- ke provision of the Cummins bill as well 'as Its rate return pro- visions. Receipt by the Department of Labor of official, information that tho strlko had been called off la three counties In Kentucky, Insu- ring a fuel supply of 70,000 tons of coal a week from these fields. Execution of fuel shipment by the Railroad Administration for redistribution on the new priority \list. Manx Conference! Are Held. Conferences after conference on the many phases of the strike was held in Washington y. Attorney-Gener- al Palmer was the centre of most of Ihem. He was at tho White House, conferred with Director-Gener- al of Railroads HtneB, with Fuel Adminis- trator Garfield, with Secretary of La- bor Wilson, who even up to tho last hour ht was using every effort to avert the. strlko and bring negotia- tions, and with representatives of all tho railroad employees, and then with President Gompers and other officers of the American Federation of Labor. Attorney-Genor- al Palmer after NUlls scries of conferences and after consid- ering' and discussing with labor lead- ers their protest against tho Injunc- tion stated that It would be enforced. It can be enforced, he saldT by the court or on the application of tho Gov- ernment. His only official reports from Judge Ames, he eald, were to the effect that a, restraining order had been Issued and that It restrained the officers of the United Mlno Workers from doing aijy act or thing toward carrying on the strike. Tho message added that hearing had been set for November 8. Doesn't Affect Strike Order. 'The restraining order which\ la tem- porary.\ the Attorney-Gener- said. Vdoes not affect the strike order. That had already Tjeen issued and the court action does not affect It. The order does restrain the officials named from doing anything In furtherance of the strike order. They cannot direct the movements of locals In putting the strike Into effect. It takes away the direction of the strike from aboye and leaves the men to choose whether they will work or not. 'Whether or not the restraining order will affect the distribution of strike benefits Is a matter that Is up to the courts. Action In case of violation of tho court order depends on the violation, and I do not caro to forecast.\ . Tho Government's order restoring maximum prices on bituminous coal was signed by the President y to- gether with an executive order restoring all of the powers of tho Fuel Admin- istration that may be needed. The or- der said that further measures would bo taken. Theaa further measures re- - T!ttdf to institution of coal priorities. I An order restoring the priorities In f- - ' feet during the war was reinstated by fJhvCarncId later In the day. The pri ority list was put Into effect without change. .It provided consequently for war Industries, but Dr. Garfield ex- plained that this made no difference, as the supply would not go down as far as these industries were on the list. Unrfleld'a Priority Mat. The order follows: 1 Railroads. 2 Army and navy and other depart- ments of the Federal Government. 3 State and county departments'and Institutions. I 4 Public limitles. f Retail dealers. 6 Manufacturing plants of War In- dustries Board preference. list. 7 Manufacturing establishments not en War Industries Board preference list. I Jobbers. 3 Lake. 10 Tidewater. While the list does not Include con- sumers, they are cared for through pub- lic utilities that furnish light, heat and fuel to apartments and through, the dealers. The list is different from that sent out by the Railroad Administration yesterday, and was corrected Dr. Garfield made it plain that the sup- ply was not expected to go very far be- yond the retail dealers. Distributing agents of the Railroad Administration are taking and routing all shipments. Full needs of establish- ments willbo met In the order they are listed. For Instance, the railroads will get nil they need and a reserve supply before the army and navy and Govern- ment, and so on down the line. This means the inevitable closing of Indus- trial plants If the strike lasts for any length of tlmo and is at' all successful. Plana to Enforce nnllnira. Ample provision has been made for the strict enforcement of the maxi- mum price and distribution orders. Any person or organization charged more for coal than provided In the order merely needs to complain to the local District Attorney or the Department of Justice and immediate Investigation and action will be brought under the Lever act, w.hleh provides heavy penalties. JThe original Fuel Administration order was revived because the Govern- ment did not wish to risk the delay that would result In Its revocation and the preparation of a new order. The existing Fuel Administration or- ganization In the Department of the In- terior and the Railroad Administration agencies will be used exclusively for the present. If It becomes necessary they will be enlarged. No call will be Issued at present for the service of State Federal fuel administrators, as this Is not believed necessary. Dr. Garfield started for bis home to- night, but will return Tuesday, lie does not expect to stay here on the Job con- tinually unless the situation becomes more acute than Is anticipated. Prealdent Wilson's Orders. The orders Issued y are as fol- lows: Whereas, the United States Fuel Administrator, acting under the au- thority of an Executive order. Issued by roe dated the 2ld of August. 1917, ' appointing the said Fuel Adminis- trator, and of subsequent executive orders, and In furtherance of the purpose of said orders and of the act of Congress therein referred to and approved August 10, 1917, did on January 31, 1919, and on February 10, 1919, execute and Issue orders suspending until further order by the President certain rules,, regulations, orders and proclamations theretofore promulgated relating to the fixing of prices, the production, sale, shipment, distribution, apportionment, storage Mid use of coal, and whereas it Is accessary to restore and maintain tmlns fti wv oeataza of Mdkj roles, THROUGHOUT COUNTRY OBEY THE regulations, orders and proclama- tions: Now, therefore, I, Wopdrow Wil- son, President of the United States of America, acting under authority of the aforesaid act of Congress, ap- proved August 10, 1917, do hereby revoke and annul said orders of Jan- uary 31, 1919, and February 20, 1919, to the extent necessary to restore all of Bald rules, regulations, orders and proclamations therein suspended concerning: (A) Fixing 'prices of bituminous and lignite coal at the mines; (B) Fixing or regulating commis- sions of persons and agencies per- forming the functions bf middlemen dealing In bituminous and lignite coal: (C) Fixing or regulating gross margins or prices of wholesale and retail dealers In bituminous nnd lig- nite coal; and do hereby restore all of said rules, regulations and procla- mations to the extont herein pro- vided to full force and effect, as If they had not been suspended. Inasmuch as It Is contemplated that It may be necessary from time to tlmo to revoke othor portions of said orders of January 31, 1919, and February 20, 1919, and to restore to full force and effect rules, regulations, orders and proclamations, of portions thereby rcgulattnthe production, Bale, ship- ment, distribution, apportionment, storage or use of bituminous and lig- nite coal, the Fuel Administrator shall, as occasion arises, restore, change or make such rules or regu- lations relating to the production, sale, shipment, distribution, appor- tionment, storage or use of bitumi- nous and lignite coal as In his Judg- ment may bo necessary. Woodrow Wilson. Tuts White House, Oct 30, 1919. The maximum prices restored are ap- proximately those prevailing during the summer and until recent rises owing to the threatened strike. There Is no mate- rial reduction from the present prices officials of the Geological Survey said. The object of tho order was to prevent profiteering or Increases. By States the prices are for run of mine, prepared sizes and slack or screen- ings, and vary according to the mine. They are the rarae as those In effect January 31, 1918. Prices of Coal Set. The lowest and highest prices by States were announced as follows Alabama, J2.15 to 14.3: Colorado, 31.60 to $4.60. Illinois, S2.0S (lowest). Kentucky. S2.30 to 51.50. Ohio, 12.65 to $3.63. Pennsylvania. $3.25 to $3.65. Tennessee, $2.75 to $4.50. West Virginia, $2.45 to $3. Virginia, $2.10 to $3.90. In explanation of the order restoring coal priorities Dr. Garfield Issued this statement: Our first duty was to protect tho public. It would have required too much tlmo to set up tho old machin- ery of the Fuel Administration, so the Department of Justice will have charge of seeing that the maximum price list Is observed, and the Rail- road Administration, with Its staff already In the field, will direct tho distribution. Any person who Is charged moro than . the legal price for coal can obtain redress by applying to the United States District Attorney In his district. If tho crisis is prolonged It might become necessary to call on the pro- ducing district representatives of the Fuel Administration. .galnBt such a contingency I have telegraphed theso twenty-seve- n representatives to hold themselves In readiness to render any assistance necessary to the District Attorneys and the Railroad Admin- istration. It Is not expected that the State fuel administrators will bo called upon at present. Gompers to See Palmer To-da- y, Representatives of the brotherhoods and other railroad employees and of tho Federation of Labor asked the Attorney-Gener- al for conferences early Each delegation was told It would be received at any time. President Gom- pers and his associates, finding the brotherhood men nt the Attorney-General- 's office, postponed their conference until afternoon. Tho brotherhood conference was at- tended by Warren S. Stone, president of the engineers; I.. K. Sheppard of the conductors; B. M. Jewell, head of the railway department of the A. F. of L. ; J. J. Forrester of the railway clerks; L. J. Ross of the railway telegraphers; L. J. McNamara of the firemen ; F. Hewitt of tile A. F. of L. Journal, and Charles J. MacGowan. After the conference Attorney-Gefier- Palmer said that the brotherhood men had tentered their good offices for a peaceful and orderly adjustment of the altuatlon. They asked If there was any- thing that could be dona by organised labor to bring about an adjustment. The Attorney-Gener- told them that th'e pinch was the strike, and that the mlno workers' leaders had said that they would negotiate, but were powerless to arbitrate or call off the strike. He re- viewed the willingness of the President to appoint a commission to fix adjustment of every difference or grievance, or to bring settlement In any other acceptable way, and recited the efforts made by Secretary Wilson. Palmer Makes Ilxplnnntlon. Mr. Palmer assured tho labor men that tho Government's action was In no way directed nt the merits of the strike, but was merely an attempt to protect the whole people, to prevent an Illegal action to the prejudice of the public. Ha concluded that nothing could be done to alter the Government action except a calling off of the strike. Tho brother hood men promised to take the slfua- - tion under advisement and to determine what do. member (.aid tl,,ro as (was apparently nothing they could do. President Gompers. Woll and' Secretary Morrison of the American Federation of In a later conference with the Attorney-Gener- al urgeM their view's on the Injunction and entered vigorous prole.l. Tim Attorney- - aenerai explained to them the necessity of the action and drew the line of dif ferentiation. He said the present In- stance was far removed government by Injunction, against which labor has inveighed for many years. \I all my power and have always by Injunc- tion, as ls well he said, \when this what It has always meant,\- the use the power of by employers to force their to submission through an ex parte hearing. Not for Iloneflt df \This Is not an employers' Injunction. It ls not for the benefit of employers. Its only purpose ls to save people from the disastrous effect of a violation of law. \This Is a strong Government arid It must protect Itself In Its own courts from paralysis. Crippling the would bring paralysis. strike can go oil direc- tion. It the injunction Is obeyed this strike cannot go on, and .the court must be obeyed. \This case stands out by Itself. The facts are without precedent. has never been a simitar The people will support the for their own protection. I see no reason wfcy tho use of any other than that of the courts to meet the situation will bo Plnn to tlxtend Lever Act. Extension tho Lever act was In the following communi- cation sent to Speaker GUIett (Mass.) by the Attorney-Gener- al : Mu dear Mr. Speaker Existing conditions In the country very plain- -' ly require an extension beyond the war period of the food and fuel act, approved August 19. 1(17, I enclose a draft of an amend- ment to section 24 of Uia act, which will keep It In force six months after tho exltslng state of war between the United States and Germany shall have terminated. May I ask you kindly to refer the communication to the proper committee of the House of Representatives for prompt consid- eration? I shall of course hold Tnr- -. self in readiness to appear before the committee at any time tho purpose the amendment, If the committee should desire to hear me. Amendment Section 24 That the provisions of this act shall cease to .be In effect six months after the ex- - , Istlng state of war between the United States and Germany shall llave terminated, and tho fact nnd date of such termination shall be and proclaimed by the President; but the termination of this act shall not affect any act done or any right or obligation accruing or accrued, or any suit or proceeding had or commenced In any civil case before the said termination pursuant to this act ; but all rights and lia- bilities under this act arising, before tho termination shall continue and may bo enforced In the same manner as If tho' act had not terminated any offence committed, and all penalities, forfeitures or liabilities Incurred prior to such termination may be prose- cuted or punished In the same man- ner and with the same effect as If this act had not been terminated. REAL STRIKE TO BE MONDAY Leaders Assert Production Will Be Paralyzed. v Chicago, Oct. 31. Bituminous coal fields of the nation are In the grip of a strike which leaders of the union-mine- rs asserted' already has seen more than 394,000 of their members out. Thou- sands more of the miners whoso whole number Is roughly placed at 00,000 would be out they said. Tho men already on strike, the lead- ers reported, were those who had left the mines taking their tools with them. Reports from tlie coal fields were Incomplete and even the union leaders agreed they would await to- morrow before being able definitely to know the number of men who had obeyed tho strlko call. But In almost every Instance the miners' spokesmen asserted that the tieups of the mines would bo virtually complete, although unions will a sufficient number of men In the mines to man the pumps and keep the property In shape for re- sumption of work when the strike shall be ended. Reports to the union leaders indicated that the bulk of the miners la the great producing regions of Pennsyl-vanl- a. West Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Colorado, Kansas, Mon- tana and Wyoming nad left mines at the close the day shift to remain on strike. But with tho strike officially starting at midnight, being virtually a holiday In coal mining and Sunday also a day of It was generally conceded that not before Mon- day would thn actual effect the strike be known definitely. By that time union leaders will have nearly complete icports from locals a'nd the coal oper- ators will know to what extent they will be able to operate If they should decide to attempt actual mining work. The following table by of men who left the mines y and to obey the strike call Is based on re- ports. In most Instances estimated, re- ceived by union leaders throughout country : Arkansas 4.000 Colorado 6.0H Illinois I iOfiOl) Indiana S5.000 Iowa .' 14,000 Kansas 12.0on Kentucky 10,000 Mary una ' . . . 1,00 Michigan .00 .Mississippi 1,000 Montana i M00 New Mexico 4.000 North Dafiota I.00O Ohio 40.000 Oklahoma ,000 1'ennsylvanla - 100,000 Tennessee 2.000 Texas !.'00 Utah , 1.000 Washington i M00 ist Vlrginlu 10.000 yomlng 8.000 While no rcporta were available from Alabama, Texas and Virginia union leaders mid there were numbers of men on Btrike and thousands would be out to- morrow In the .Southern fields What reports would show, thn union chiefs said, they were unable' predict, except that the strike would be of so vast an extent as to paralyze production of bituminous coal. NO COAL FAMINE IF MEN ARE PROTECTED they could ter. similar letters were Bent to eacn Later In the evening Mr. Stone, after member of the Cabinet, to each Senator conference with American Federation of and each of the House of Rep-Lab- officials, the brotherhoods resentatlvcs. The letter reads: would do nothing at this time, there \T1 ,act that ls no Present nt Labor from' oppose with opposed government known,\ means of injunction employees Umiiloyera. the of rail- roads this \No without consequently There proceeding. Government power necessary.\ of recommended to explain of TEST ON the leave the of of States tho to Letter to Wilson Tells of Sup- ply Plan. There will be no shortage of bitumi- nous coal If those miners who elect to remain at work are given ample protec- tion, the directors of the Wholesale Coal Trade Association of New York told President Wilson yesterday In a let- -. Renerni wionage ut coal and mat rr tne '\ w\ 1 uro 1 A\ \i. tect on, hy, 11,8 Government they will work' ,cads \3 to '\ke the following statement ami recommendation: rflr,Uh prop,?r pollie trocp sufficient a num. ber of miners who will be willing to continue at work to insure, with present stocks, an adequate supply to meet the emergency created by the strike. \Second Fixing a maximum price will curtail the operators' ability to meet the abnormal production costs caused by the strike and will discourage the opera- tors in their efforts to produce coal, \Third The law of supply and de- mand will take care of distribution bet- ter than any theoretical programme. \Wo are not now confronted with a war time condition but ode In which the demand for coal ls normal, and will con- tinue so If the public Is assured of pro- tection to mlneis to enable thein to pro- duce, and by Govern- ment departments in the matter of dis- tribution. \Fourth The putting into effect of priority lists will result In unnecessarily overstocking certain consumers and al- lowing others to go without. \Fifth If there are attempts at profl-toerln- g the machinery provided under the recent umenrtments to the Lever law may be used to prevent the same. \Wo recommend that the miners be given protection so that they may work In safety and that the consumers of coal be allowed to procure the same through tho usual normal channels without In- terference from Government depart- ments or the Railroad Administration.\ rTHE SUN, SATURDAY, POINDEXTER FLAYS GOMPERS AS I.W.I. Says A. F. of L. Head Advo- cates. Principles of Bolshe- vists nnd Anarchists? COMPARED WITIfTROTZKY Perils, of Union Labor Autoc- racy Pointed in Grent Mine Strike. Special Dctpatci to Tbb Sux. Iawbi.l, Mass., Oct. 31. Charging Samuel Gompers, president of the Amer- ican Federation of Labor, with having gone to tho fullest extent of radicalism and declaring that the principles which Gompers champions are those advocated by syndicalists, Bolshevists, 1. W. W. and anarchists. Senator Miles Polndex-te- r (Wash.) announced candidate for tho Presidency of the United States electrified 1,000 or more citizens of this city ht when he addressed a Re- publican rally in Odd Fellows Hall. Senator Polndexter declared that labor was ruled by nn autocracy, a govern- ment within a government, more tyranni- cal by far than any other In the world's history. He charged that the Boston policemen's strlko was but an Incident in a revolutionary movement. He charged that the principles championed by Gompers In the pollco strike If ac- cepted at once would put 'the seat ot the government In so far ns the pro- tection of property and life and the preservation of order Is concerned, in the union hall Instead of at the Capitol of the State. \But a step from there to control ot everything and complete Bolshevism he averred. Senator Polndexter further asserted that Innumerable Instances of Govern- mental aid and sympathy for revolution ists nnd Anarchists have given tremend ous encourngement to lawlessness; de- clared that, the tyranny of walking delegates of unions has coerced labor to quit when It really wanted to work, and he averred that action should be taken at onco by thn' Government that would forever establish beyond all ques- tion of doubt that any man who desires to work may do- - so. llrffea Individual Liberty. Ho went further a bit, and declared that the entire power of the State and Federal Governments should be used to guarantee liberty to every laboring man In tho land, In that no man should bo forced to join a union If he does not choose to do so, nor bo prevented from jojning if he so sees fit. the Senator made clear, as he did all his declarations of the evening, that he Is not opposed to organised labor. \I believe In it,\ he declared. And then came the height p'f tho applause that greeted him. \But he declared, nnd there was ab- solute silence In the hall, ''when It comes to u question of the people of the United States and our Institutions, our Government, being controlled or dictated to and our laws being made by any ono ipecll clsa, I am utterly opposed to It, and that Is just what the principles as preached by Samuel Compears and the leaders of organized labor would do.\ (amiirrs Likened to Trotsky, The continued cheering had barely died when the Senator declared that \the objects of Gompers and Leulno and Trotiky are the same, except that they differ somewhat In the manner In which they, should obtain them. If the leaders of organized labor have the right to use brickbats on the men they are pursuing somebody else has the right to use brick- bats on them. \The great mass 1)f American labor Is sensible and patriotic. A species of government within government, the tyranny of radical walking delegates in the labor organizations, has coerced and Intimidated many laborers to quit work when they really wanted to work. \The suffering lhat will be caused by the miners' strike will fall not upon the rich, who have prepared themselves against Its consequences, but upon the millions of the poor. This and other strikes which :re plunging the nation into Industrial chaos are not really con- troversies about wages and hours of.Ia-b- qr but are fomented by anarchist agi- tators as a part of the programme to 'abolish the wage system',, and to estab- lish the 'dictatorship of trie proletariat.' \It ls the duty of the Government under these circumstances to enforce the'' law. If an alien who has come to our shores and who seeks to subvert our Government Is not satisfied with this country to which ho has come with- out Invitation the Government should, without hesitation, deport him back to the country from which he came. Those who nre advising laboring men to re- sist the authority and law ot the United States should be arrested under the statutes enacted for such purposes.\ COLORADO TO SEIZE COAL. Governor Will DUtrlbute Supplies Equitably. QsNver. Oct, 31, All coal in Colorado that is not seized by the Federal Gov- ernment will be commandeered by the State and distributed equitably, It was announced by Gov. O. H,\r)houp The action of the United Mine Work- ers In exempting twenty-eig- ht mines in Colorado from the strlko order will re- sult In the production of 15,384 tons, daily, it was estimated. This ls 30 per cent, of the normal output. Tjje mines exennuea employ f.uuu miners. Tney have a union contract that has not ex- pired, Tho twenty mines of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company and twelve of the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company will be closed. N. II. Weltsel of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company said that the mines would be closed and no effort would be made to operate them until troops gtve adequate protection. This strike started this afternoon when a large number of miners left work taking their tools with them. On their wai- - out they stopped at the com- pany offices and collected thti.r time slips. NoutlMi eat Men Ordered Out. Muskoqee, Okla., Oct. 31. Ordera wero telegraphed from head- quarters of District No. 31, United Mine Workers of America here, calling upon all miners In Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas to obey tli strike call at mid- night. r Gordon &BilwortiV Real OrangeMabmaiaden NOVEMBER 1, 1919. 40,000 IILI QUIT IN OHIO, SAYS LEADER John Moore, Stnto President, Declares Injunction Will lio Ignored. MANY MEN DROP TOOLS Statement That, Foreigners Dominate Fields Denied hy Unionists. Columbus, Ohio, Oct 31. Approxi- mately 40,000 soft coal miners In Jhlo will go out on strike despite many rumors to the contrary and de- spite the Injunction issued against the strlko at Indianapolis y by Federal Judge Anderson, according to John loore, president of the United Mine Workers ot Ohio. President Moore said he had received a telegram from John U Lewis, acting president of the United Mine Workers of America, saying tho strike order Issued October 15 would become effective at midnight Ho declared that State officials of the union had no power to call \off a strike called 'by the na- tional headquarters and that in view of President Lewis's telegram tho scheduled strike would go into effect as originally planned. One of the features of tho day's de- velopments was the quitting of work by many minors In tho dustern Ohio coal fields. Reports from Wheeling, W. Va,, stated that at Bellalre, Ohio, more than BOO miners quit work ths morning, nearly eighteen hours in advance of the strike time, and that 100 or moro had left tho mines In tho vicinity of St. Clalrsvllle Ohio. Reports were received from other points Indicating similar ac- tion. \ State union headquarters announced that It had received no Information of tho walkouts to-d- at Bellalre and St. Clalrsvllle. President Moore and other officials of tho Ohio miners declared that as tho Ohio fields wera 100 per cent, organized the miners' strlko would stop absolutely the production of coal In Ohio. They Indicated that the strike would be the most elgantlc contest between capital and labor ever staged In Ohio, and that they Intended to fight for their rights upon the principles laid down by the national organization. K The union leaders declared that re- ports that Ohio miners were SO per cent, foreigners wero untrue. They said that under the laws of their organization every member must be a naturalized American citizen or must have applied for citizenship. This order, they de- clared, has been rigidly obeyed In all partsof the Ohio coal fields except In JeffersOn afM Belmont counties. In these counties, the said, a big majority of. the miners have applied for their first citizenship papers. \Instead of 80 per cent foreigners, Ohio miners are moro than SO per cent, naturalized Americans,\ said one of the officials. UTAH MINERS QUIT; ORDER CALLED FAKE National Leaders Say They t Did Not Send Telegram. Saw Lake City, Oct. 31. Although tho strike of bituminous coal miners in Utah was \called off\ y by John M. McLennan, Utah State representa- tive of the United vMlne Workers of America, on receipt of a message from John L. Lewis, acting president of tho federation, advices reaching here to- night were to tho effect that miners in Carhon county, where most of Utah's coal Is mined, were quitting work when the shift changes occurred. Approxi- mately 4,600 miners In this State would have quit work if the cancellation order had not been received, McLennan said. The text of Mr. l,ewls'a message fol- lows : You aro hereby instructed by tho International executive boaid to withhold strike call so far as It af- fects coal mines In the State of Utah. Please act on receipt of this mes- sage. Indianapolis, Oct , 31. It was learned here late y that the execu- tive board of the United Mine Workers of America while In session yesterday heard reports that messages purporting 10 come from John L. Lewis, acting president of the miners, and calling oft tho strike, had been received in union Circles In Colbrado and Utnh. It was iearned that no such messages had been sent, and their source was declared to be a mystery to union officials. The Utah situation differs from that ot any other State eo far as union af- fairs are concerned. Organization work lh Incomplete there, und John M. who is In charge, of the Stale, mi p ASTI DIOUS-ncs- s waits on familiarity A f ter wearing ROLLINS ' clothes you can't help being particular! Jindurina wtar. tvprrb fit, untqut illes at a prta uithtnvourmtaiu. 1296BwayctTWir-fourl- h Sport Lovers ..Read .Vrio l'orfc's Qreat Alornlna Newspaper For Best Sporting News in every branch of Sport ORDER TO STRIKE has been acting under blanket orders which empower him to use his discre- tion In conducting union business. Mr. McClollan was not named In the re- straining order Issued to-d- against union officials. . ALABAMA MINERS WILL QUIT IN BODY Kennamer, State President, Says Writ Is Too Late. Special Dttpatch to Tna Son. Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 31. Alabama soft coal miners, with few exceptions, will not respond to tho whistles for work morning, the strlko starting at midnight being genorally followed. J. Ri Kennamer, president of the Alabama district of the United Mine Workers of America, announced during the day that the Injunctions obtained In Indianapolis came too late; that the stage had been set for tho strike and that there was not sufficient time .to recall the strike order. Kennamer received a telegram from John L Lewis, acting president of the United Mine Workers, reading as fol- lows: Our position remains unchanged,., Strike order Issued October 15 be- comes effective at midnight ht in all of Its provisions. We enter this great Industrial contest serene in the knowledge that our cause Is Just and ls In conformity with our rights guaranteed by the constitution and laws ot the United States. It was explained that the telegram was filed In indianapalls before the In- junction had been served on Lewis. Mines, bridges, tipples, buildings of all kinds and the houBes of mine work- ers aro being guarded throughout the district, and protection ls to be thrown around all men who wnnt to work but are a llttlo apprehensive. Gov. KUby has nasured operators there will be ample troops to protect property nnd life if need, and word has been received that the Government will send troops If the situation cannot bo handled by State militia. Sheriff Hartzfleld of Birmingham to- day sworo in more than 200 deputies, while 300 guards have been employed by the operators. Some of the larger mines of this district will not mako an effort to produce coal but wait until Monday. SECRETARY WILSON HEADS LABOR PARLEY First Struggle Monday Over Straight 8 Hour Day. Washington, Oct. 31. Completing Its permanent organization with the election of Secretary of Labor Wilson of the United States as president, the Interna- tional Labor Conferenco y pro- ceeded to the formulation of m. definite programme of work with the appointment of a commission to act as u \steering committee.\ Although the eclnference adjourned until Monday, the commission 'will devote Itself In the meantime to mapping out the future method of work and to the choosing of the various com- mittees to which the fivo Items of the agenda will be referred for study and' repqrt. At a short meeting y after the conference session Arthur Fontaine ot France, chairman of the organizing committee, was elected presiding otficer of the commission and a preliminary dis- cussion was had on Its work. When the conference reconvenes Mon- day a fight Is expected over the relativo advantages ot a straight eight hour day as compared with a forty-eig- hour week. The latter was recommended by the organizing committee as a result of Its analysis of expressions of opinion from nli the Governments represented In tho conference. Nominations of the three groups for wero confirmed as fol- lows: George N. Barnes of Ungland, for the Government delegates; Jule earlier of Belgium, employers, and Leon Jou-hau- x of France, labor. H. B. Butler of England was chosen permanent secretary-genera- l. GOMPERS DETECTS EYIL OF INJUNCTION Conltivued from First rage. of vast magnitude. Tho Government now proposes to lntcrvcno because of a possible coal shortage. Apparently the Government is not concerned with the manipulation by tho mine owners which has made for present .coal shortage and unduo unemployment of tho miners for thapast eleven months. \Instead of dealing with those respon- sible for this grave menace to ths pub- lic wclfaro, it now proposes to punish thoso who by forco of circumstances have .been the victims ot tho coal barons' exploitations. The miners nre now told tho war Is not over and that ail war legislation Is still In force, and If re- ports received hero are correct the Gov- ernment Intends to apply existing war measures, not against tho owners of the oal mines, but against the coal miners. \The Government hao taken steps to enforco war measures by an injunction and It has restrained tho officials of the United Mlno Workers from counselling, aiding or In any way assisting the mem- bers of this organization for relief against trrlevous conditions of life and employment. \It is almost Inconceivable that a Government which Is proud bf Its par- ticipation in a geat war to liberate sup- pressed peoplea should now undertake to suppress the legitimate alms; hopes and aspirations of a group ot Its qwn people. It Is still more strange that a nation which may Justly bo proud of lta Abra- ham Lincoln should now reverse the application of the great truth he enun- ciated when he said that as between capltaPand labor, labor should receive first and foremost consideration. The Injunction against the United Mine Workers bodes; for III. An In- junction of this nature will not prevent the strike, it will not fill tho empty stomachs of thn miners It may restrain sane leadership, but will give added strenifth to unwlso counsel and Increase bitterness nnd friction. \This Injunction can only result In creating new and more disturbing Issues which may not bo confined solely to the miners. Theso views wero presented to Attorney-Gener- al Palmer in a confer- ence this afternoon bating nearly two hours by President Gompers, Secretary Morrison and Woll of tho American Federation of Labor.\ FOOD SUPPLIES IN PORTO RICO SCANT N. Y. Dock Strike Hits Island- ers; Governor Appeals. San Juan, Oct. 31. Because of the continuance of the dock strike at New York and the consequent failure of food supplies to reach orto Rico, Gov. Yager has sent the following message to Wash- ington: \Tho stock of provisions In Porto nico, especially flour, rice and potatoes, has greatly diminished. Unless vessels ar-rl- Immediately with provisions very serious conditions will arise. The sol- diers of the Porto ItlcO regiment have been reduced to a rice ration, It the strlko continues a transport with pro- visions, especially rice, flour and po- tatoes, should be sent to Porto Rico. The price of flour has nearly doubled In the last few days.\ U. S. MAPS INDIANA MINES. vJ Blueprints! of I.lndnn District DlK-Ktn- Am Ordered, LiNnoN, Ind., Oct 31. Blueprints of each mine in the Lindon district have been ordered by Government authorities It w-- le.irne 1 here Tho prints aro to be placed on file in tho Federal Building at Tcrro Haute, Ind. Surveyors wero working on the plans It was said. When the fish ordered for $45,000 dinner in honor Louis XIV, failed to arriy Vatel, the chef, killed himse No such tragediesat CHILE for the fish never fails to J rive 570,000 pounds a ye? fresh from Neptune's larde! Cooked to bring out the 7\ quant sea'tang and served u way that would have pleasi the pampered palate ot Ki Louis, himself. Spatial en Fridart CH1LDS famous els dwwdtr and fishes MURPHY SEES QUICK END OF COAL STRIK Injunction Ties Up Minci Cash Sinews of War. Sptclal DeipatcA to Tns Scf, Chicago, Oct. 31, Andrew T. Murpf publisher of tho II lack Diamond and f thirty-flv- o years an authority on the ecl mine situation In tho middle West, pn uicied that the soft coal miner strlko would be of short duration: 'The injunction dlrectod ngilnst tl United Mlno Workers officials at India apolls will bring, the Btrlko'to a hei very soon. In my opinion,\ he said, \j I understand It tho Injunction ties the funds of the union, and they cann carry on the fight long without money.' Mr. Murphy said he believed tho min' organization committee would rescln-th- strike order within the next two o. three days, crdcr tho men back to work and then open negotiations with thd Government and mine owners. \I don't think thero will bo much dim culty In reaching nn agreement aften the demands of tbe miners are actually) talcen up for discussion,\ he said. \I seems, so far as I have been able trj learn, that the wholo contention up ti! this tlmo has been on tho strike order, They never got down to discussing the actual rtemanls of tho miners.\ j4s3sHsHHssflHHiflK A.OO 1 w Round Trip Including yinr tax Washington OR Baltimore Sunday, November 2 and December 7 MT.CI AT, TKA1 LEAVF.S Pennsylvania Station - 13.10 AM returning leaves VVflshlnitton - - I'JJ Ilaltlniore . - SAO I'M Tickets nn sale lepinnlng I'rlday preceding eicurslon. The rinht U reserved to limit tho ule nf tickets to the capacity of equipment available. Pennsylvania Et. R. Facts in 'Longshore Strike Many conflicting statements have been made regarding the cause and con\ tinuance of the present Strike of 'Longshoremen in the Port of New York. These Are the Real Facts It has been the practice for a number of years past for the Steamship Lines and the International 'Longshoremen's Association, to conclude a contract ef- fective October 1st of each year, fixing wages and working conditions for the fol- lowing twelve months. In 1918 the International 'Longshoremen's Association and tho Employers, including the U. S. Shipping Board, the Steamship Lines and the Employing Stevedores, agreed to submit the demands of the Union to the National Adjustment Commission for decision, both sides binding them- selves to abide by tho Commission's Award. The 191B Award materially increased the wages to be paid the men, hut all the Employers accepted it without question. In 1919 the demands of the men were by mutual agreement again submitted to the National Adjustment Commission, which Commission functions under the authority of the U. S. Government and whose Chairman is a Government Representative. At the time of the presentation of thoir case, the representa- tives of the men reaffirmed the Agreement nnd severally bound themselves to abide by the Award when rendered without reservation. Upon the announcement of the Award, in spite of their positive agreement to abide by it, and in direct opposition to tho instructions and advice of their leaders, a large number of the 'longshoremen stopped work. No Strike has been colled by the International 'Longshoremen's Association and a large proportion of tho men are ready and willing to roturn to work at the wages fixed. Theso men aro prevented from doing o by organized terrorism and intimidation by.n radical and unscrupulous element. The award of the National Adjustment Commission has been approved by the Secretary of War, the U. S. Shipping Board and tho Railroad Administration and it must and will be strictly adhered to by all tho Steamship Lines, tho U. S. Shipping Board and the Employing Stevedores. If tho 'longshoremen refuse to abide by an Award of the National Adjustment Commission, arrived at in ac- cordance with a definite and authorized agreement on their part, the future of the Maritime Trade of this and other Ports will be disastrous. The Employers are informed that some of the men are being encouraged to remain out by promises to secure a reconsideration of their demands at this time. It is obvious that any sucli promises are absolutely without foundation. This statement is authorized by the Steamship Lines of t,he Port of New York and approved by the U. S. Shipping Board. r

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