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    Former Service Men Completely Wreck Halls and Plants of L W. W. in Cities of Western States
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LXXXVIII— NO. 267 18 PAGES Dal^au X er ep t *hlVo offlc. re ft HaSur^ 1 "' HARRISBURG, PA. WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 12, 1919. fr£ARm B sBUKG E,!l Bi two e ce£ts es HOME EDITION
Former Service Men, Un
armed, Capture Radicals
in Face of Storm of
By Associated Press.
Centralia, Wash., Nov. 12.—Nineteen alleged Industrial i
\\ orkcrs of the World are in jail here to-day. The men were j
rounded up yesterday and last night, after the firing on the Ar
mistice Day parade, which resulted in the death of four members
of the American Legion and the lynching of an I. W. W. member.
There was no disorder here this morning.
Later the National Guardsmen went on patrol duty in many
parts of the city. At 8.30 they were posted on the main streets
and were guarding all the roads leading into Centralia.
The reason for the attack, which came as the head of the |
parade swung past 1. W. W. headquarters to-day, had not been |
developed fully, but Herman Allen, an attorney and member of
the committee of former service men and others co-operating
with the authorities in the investigation, said evidence had been
obtained that it was premeditated.
Citizens to-day planned to drive all radicals from Centralia,
where they have been increasing for some time. Centralia was
headquarters for Lewis county Industrial Workers operating i
from here into the logging camps and other industrial pursuits
of this section. American Legion members expressed determina- i
tion that everv I. W. W. must leave the city.
Plans Premeditated 1
One of the twenty men arrested
in the search for the I. W. W. fol
lowing the attack was said to have
confessed plans were made months
ago to "get" Warren Grimm and
Arthur McElfresh, two of those
killed, and William Schales and
Captain David Livingston. The four
had been active in suppressing rad
ical activities in this community.
Hifle Fire Sweeps Ranks
Without warning bursts of rifle
fire swept the ranks of marching
overseas veterans as they paraded
past I. W. W. headquarters. From
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Fifty-Three Taken in
Raid on "Council" When
Legion Is Denounced
Portland. Ore., Nov. 12—Federal of
ficials to-day began an investigation
of the antecedents and activities of
52 men taken into .custody by the po
lice in a raid on headquarters of the
"Council of Workmen. Soldiers and
bailors," last night. Reports that
speakers at a meeting of the Council
had denounced the American Legion
and had charged members of the or
ganization with responsibility for the
riots at Centralia., Wash., yesterday
in which four men were killed, caused
Mayor George Baker, to order the
As soon as reports of the Centralia
tiouble reached here Chief of Police
Jennings summoned all available pa
trolmen to headquarters to he held in
reserve. Agents of the police sent
I i the meeting of the council reported
the speehes were of an incendiary
character and the raid followed, all
those taken into custody being charg
ed with vagrancy
One of the prisoners. Joseph Laun
dy. is a candidate for the presidency
of the Central Labor Council. Two
other prisoners also have been prom
inent in radical agitation here.
Inflamed Former Service
Men Wreck Hall and
Publishing Plant of Reds
Oakland, Cal„ Nov. 12.—A crowd of
citizens entered the headquarters of
the communist labor party in Loring
Hall early to-day and wrecked the
interior of the place. Large quanti
ties of radical literature, red flags
end furniture were burned in the
streets by the mob.
The mob was said to have consisted
of 400 former service men and mem
bers of the American Legion.
The officers of the "World," a So
cialist organ situated in the building
also were wrecked.
The communist labor party is said
to be a new radical organization I
here. The wrecking of the commit-'
tee's headquarters was carried out in
methodical fashion and with such
swiftness that by the time the police
arrived the crowd had dispersed.
By Associated Press.
Youngstown, 0., Nov. 12. Six
more alleged anarchists, one a
woman, were taken into custody here
to-day by Federal agents. Three are
Russians, two are Croatians, and the
woman la a Rumanian.. Forty-one
alleged radicals have been arrested
during the campaign here and only
three have been released.
llcrrlshurg and vicinity: l.| B ht
ruin thin afternoon. Cloudy and
slightly cooler to-night with
lowest temperature about 48
degrees. Thursday fair and
Kastern Pennsylvaniat Cloudy and
soinewlint colder to-night.
Thursday fair, colder, tic tie
to modrratr south to west
w hinds.
Itlveri The Susijueliannu river and
all its tributaries Will rise
slightly or remain nearly sta
tionary. A stage of about ■%.-
fret Is Indicated for Harris
burg Thursday morning.
Four ex-service men have been
shot to death by concealed ene
mies in Centralia. The murderers
represent a certain class of vipers
who aim to destroy our own in
stitutions and overthrow govern
ment. Those of us who were in
the service must accept the chal
lenge ar?d ORGANIZE against
them. We may be needed. We
canriot afford to be caught nap
Twenty-five per cent, of the
service men* of Harrisburg are
already enrolled ii\ Post 27. This
is not an advertisement. It is an
earnest plea for an organization
of 100 % Americans against
minus zero % foreigners who will
i not respect the nation for which
we fought.
Chairman*, Post 27
Chairman Membership Com
Characterizes Shooting
as Attempt at Revolt
in House Debate
By Associated Press.
AA nslilngton. Nov. 12—The shooting
| of four ex-service men in an armis
| tice day parade in .Centralia, Wash
ington, was described in the House
, to-day by Representative Johnson,
I Republican. Michigan, chairman of
the Immigration Committee as an "at
tempt at revolution with bullets and
rifles which the country has long
Mr. Johnson sent a tolegram to
Mayor Rogers, of Centralia, saying
the country "must be purged of se
ditionists and revolutionists to the
last one, and if this means war, the
quicker it was declared the better."
"We, of the Pacific Northwest have
long seen it coming," he said. "We
have been patient, have avoided blood
shed under every provocation, only to
see these young men murdered. Their
death will arouse the loyal people of
the United States as nothing else has
"History will record these heroes
as among the first to fall in an at
tempt at armed revolution against the
United States and for which every
man who has been preaching syndi
calism, communism and class hatred
is responsible."
Stock Market Prices
Break With Crash
By Associated Press•
New York, Nov. 12.—Prices in the
stock market broke with a crash at
1.30 o'clock to-day. No group in
the list wus spared. General Motors
fell below 300 and Crucible Steel
dropped to 212'/4.
Brokers reported it was almost
impossible to borrow money* at any
price and as a result stocks were
thrown overboard and for whatever
they would bring. Rails held up
fairly well hut they lial not shared
in the rapid advance of industrials
during the year.
By Associated Press
Berne, Tuesday, Now 11. Gen
eral Sato, Japanese military attache
here, denies the report printed in
Swiss newspapers that Japan is en
listing Swiss officers und subofflcers
for the Japunese army. General
Sato says the Japanese army is
amply provided with officers. ' He
declares the report is due to i
swindlers in Germuny offering to en- I
roll In the Japunese army, demand
ing a sum of money as deposit. ]
| U. S. Agents Restrained From
Enforcing Prohibition and
Dealers Resume Sales
Decree Will Be Entered To
| morrow; Court Believes Act
Is Unconstitutional
Providence. R. 1., Nov. 12.
Judge Arthur L. Brown in the Fed
eral district court to-day issued a
temporary injunction against Harvey
A. Baker, United States Attorney
and George F. Shaunessey, collector
of internal revenue, restraining them
from enforcing the provisions of the
wartime prohibition act. The in
junction was issued upon the petition
of the Narragansett Brewing Com
The sale of four jx-r cent, beer
was immediately resumed by Provi
dence liquor dealers.
The court in handing down its de
cision said:
"In view of the probability that
the act in question will ultimately
be held unconstitutional and of the
irreparable damage that would result
from its immediate enforcement, and
as, in view of the evidence afforded
Iby the Presidential proclamations
| and other circumstances, its imme
diate enforcement is not imperative,
I am convinced that the plaintiffs
right to a preliminary injunction is
The decree will be entered to
morrow when it will become effec
; Federal Machinery
| Being Tuned Up For
j Prohibition Enforcement
Washington, Nov. 12.—John N.
| Kramer, an attorney of Mansfield,
Ohio, hits been appointed federal
prohibition commissioner in direct
charge of the enforcement of war
. time und constitutional prohibition.
The commissioner will work under
; the bureau of internal revenue, and
will have charge of the field force
1 which will be used in enforcing
, both the temporary and constitu
tion dry lows.
Daniel C. Roper, commissioner
!of internal revenue, to-day made
j public plans for enforcement of
prohibition. Mr. Kramer will have
as aids' an executive field force of
i nine supervising federal prohibition
' agents and a prohibition director in
I.each state. The supervising federal
J agents will have jurisdiction over
| nine territorial units into which
j the country has been divided,
i Under the direction of the super
: vising agents will be a mobile force
of federal agents which will be sent
! from one point to another as con.
i ditions warrant.
Headquarters of the supervising
| federal agent, although not definite
: ly decided upon, probably will be
I located as follows: Albany, N. Y.:
| New York City: Richmond, Va.;
| Philadelphia: Atlanta; Chicago:
! Omaha: Little Rock and San Fran
-1 cisco. The departments or units over
} which their jurisdiction will extend
i are to be known as the Northeast
j em. New York, Eastern, Southern,
i Gulf, Central Northwestern, South
; western and Pacific.
Pennsylvania in Eastern
| The states included in the North
j eastern. New York and Eastern de
; partment follow:
j Northeastern—Maine, New Hamp
j shire, Vermont, Massachusetts and
| New York State, excepting Greater
I New York City and Long Tsland.
i New York —Greater New York
J City and Long Island, Connecticut
' and Rhode Island.
Eastern—New Jersey, Fennsylva-
I nia, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware and
i the District of Columbia.
Paris, Nov. 12.—An election riot,
i with revolutionary features, occur
j red to-day in the small industrial
| town of Dortan, Department of Ain,
j where extremists are numerous. The
Republican candidates were received
I with shouts of "Long live Lenine
and the revolution!" "Long live the
Roches:" "Down with the army and
the Bourgeosie!" The Republicans
! were threatened with death and be-
I sieged in the town hall by the tur-
I bulent elements. Red flags were
j carried and the revolution was ac
i claimed by the besiegers.
Improvement Work For 1920 Gone Oyer by Highway Com
missioner Lynch and City Engineer
Commissioner W. H. Lynch, su
| perintendent of the Highway De-
I partment, and City Kngineer M. B.
; t'owden conferred to-day on exten
j sive street and sewer improvement
! work to be completed late this year
i and during 1920.
[ Mr. Lynch is planning to resur-
Iface North Front street, from Cal
der to Kelker streets, and has u
large force of men at work now re-
I surfacing North Second street, from
j Reily to Maclay, doing the work in
I sections. In case the State does not
; direct the city to widen North Third
; street, from Walnut to North, and
Walnut, Fourth to Third, Mr. Lynch
! said he will probably ask council to
, transfer the appropriation for this
work, so that be can use the money
. to pay for the resurfacing expense.
To Widen Streets
j If this is done Mr. Lynch will
, include in his 1 920 budget f22,500
i for widening Third street, and }7,000
17-Year-Old Mother Acquitted After Deliberation of
One Hour and Fifteen Minutes Sheriff
Ordered to Give Girl Her Freedom
Within an hour and fifteen minutes after the jurors had left
the courtroom to-day they had agreed upon a verdict in the case
against Mrs. Cathleen Stewart, the child-mother charged with
murder, and immediately after court convened this afternoon
they returned a verdict of acquittal.
She was discharged from custody at once, and with her hus
band stepped outside the railing to the relatives and friends who
were waiting for them. Many of them had remained in the court
room from the time the jury retired at noon.
Clings to Her Aunt
The girl kissed some of her relatives and then clung to her
aunt, Mrs. May A. Smith, with whom she has lived since she was
two years old. A minute later she left the courtroom with her
husband on one side and her uncle on the other. They went to
the county jail to get some of her clothing and then took her to
the Smith home at 1222 North Front street.
The jury came into court at 2.03
o'clock and the defendant was
brought in a minute later. Deputy
Prothonotary Henry F. Holler di
rected her and the juryment to stand,
and then inquired if they had agreed
upon a verdict. Upon receiving the
reply that they had, he inquired
what the verdict was. The foreman,
W. E. Scott, 519 Muench street, re
plied in a low tone, "Not guilty,"
and was scarcely heard outside the
Discharge*! at Once
Mr. Holler handed the verdict to
Judge Kunkel, who read it and re
turned it. The deputy prothonotary
recorded it in the quarter sessions
docket, then directed the jury to
rise again and read the verdict. As
he pronounced the word "not guilty,"
Mrs. Smith, Cathleen's aunt, leaned
forward and sobbed quietly. There
was a slight murmur in the crowded
courtroom, then W. Justin Carter,
counsel for the girl, asked to have
her discharged from custody.
The District Attorney announced
that no further charge was to be
Pennsylvania Publishers Dei
clare Increased Subscription
Rates Are Necessary
Increase in price from two to three
cents for daily newspapers was
strongly advocated at the closing con
ference of editors and publishers held
yesterday in the Penn-Harris. The
serious crisis in the paper situation
is the reason attributed for the de
mand for higher rates. The publish
ers, members of the Associated Dailies
of Pennsylvania, had spent the day in
discussing the situation, which has
forced many papers out of existence.
Among the other resolutions adopted
were those opposing the foreign lang
uage press, and commending the Gov
ernor and Legislature tor s repeal of
the statutes requiring the advertising
of sheriffs' sales in German newspa
pers: denouncing unbusinesslike and
unfair methods in the sale of news
papers by false pretenses and at sub
scription prices lower than the cost
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Perseverance Lodge of
Masons Celebrates Its
140 th Successful Year
Perseverance Lodge, No. 21, Free
and Accepted Masons, celebrated its
one hundred and fcrtieth anniversary
last evening with anniversary exer
cises and a banquet in the Masonic
Temple. The address of welcome was
delivered by Past Master Warwick
M. Ogelsby. After enjoying a turkey
dinner, more than 500 members and
guests listened to addresses by Past
Master Thomas McConnell, Jr., Wash
ington Lodge, No. 59, whose subject
was "The Square"; H. M. J. Klein, of
Zederetha Lodge, No. 451, whose sub
ject was "Loyalty"; and Levin Irving
Handy, Past Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Delaware, spoke on
"The Spirit of Masonry."
for Walnut street, the amounts
which had been set aside this year.
Mr. Cowden will begin at once
with his engineering force the prep
aration of a topographical map of
the Fourteenth ward, which, When
it is approved by council, will be
the official map of this district. The
new lines of North Sixth, North
Third, North Second, Green and
other streets as approved by the
City Planning Commission will be
included, Mr. Cowden said. After
the plana are completed residents
of the district will be given an op
portunity to hold hearings to dis
cuss them, and the Planning Com
mission and c ty coucll will confer
on the street lines which are estab
In nddition to the street paving
nnd sewer extension work has been
discussed by Mr. Lynch and Mr.
Cowden. a plan is being considered
for paving Market street, from
Twenty-first street to the eastern
city limits.
brought and the court then ordered
the girl to be released. Her at
torneys nodded to her and she stood
up, apparently overcome by the ac
quittal. With her husband's arm
about her she walked out to her aunt
and mother, then left the courtroom
and the courthouse with a number
of friends following her.
Throughout the morning session
of court the child-wife and mother
listened to the plea of her attorney,
W. Justin Carter, to the argument
of District Attorney Michael E.
Stroup, and to th% solemn charge of
President George Kunkel.
Quieted by Husband
Three or four times she wept, but
her husband spoke a few words to
her each time, and she recovered
her composure. When the District
Attorney depicted the probable
scene in the middle room at the
girl's home in Capital street, she
broke down again and wept con
Relatives seated just back of her
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Former Service Men Stirred
by News of I. W. W. Fire
on Armistice Parade
i The murder of four members of
j the American Legion who were pa
rading at Centralia in an Armistice
j Day celebration yesterday has
i aroused local members of the Le
gion. Ex-seivice men from Posts
27 and 279 are greatly stirred up
about the affair and are awaitirrg
eagerly further news that may come.
Post 27 probably will hold a meet
ing the latter part of the week, when
Ma\ T. Milnor, delegate to the na
; tional convention at Minneapolis,
will report on the action of the con
vention. At that time, it is said,
plans will be made for guards, which
may be called at any time in the
preservation of law and order and
the extermination of I. W. W.'s and
Riga Freed From
Menace of Attack by
Lettish Offensive
By Associated Press.
Dorpat, Livonia, Nov. 12. Let
tish troops in the region near Riga
attacked the Germano-Russian
forces of Colonel Bermondt yester
day and pushed them back several
miles along the entire line, the Let
tish conferees at the Baltic States
conference here were advised to
The attack resulted in Riga being
entirely freed from menace by
Colonel Bermondt's forces.
The Letts, it is added, captured a
battery of heavy guns and numer
ous machine guns.
Senator Martin Dies
After Long Illness
By Associated Press
Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 12.—'
Senator Thomas S. Martin, the Dem
ocratic leader in the Senate, died
here to-day after an illness of sev
eral months. He was 72 years old.
Philadelphia, Nov. 12. The Oil
lander and Sons glass works at Ta
eony, a suburb of Philadelphia, wus
partly destroyed by fire to-day. Six i
firemen were injured by a falling j
wall. The loss is estimated at $4OO - 1
000. . ' j
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 12. Steve I
Marks, one-legged gypsy, is under
arrest in connection with the dis
appearance from Philadelphia last
March of Rosle Mitchell. 12 jear.s
old, and Sonia Evans, 14 years old.
The missing girls were located in
Council Bluffs, with Marks.
Hamilton, 0.. Nov. 12. Eighty
students of the Junior High School
to-day were expelled for celebrating
the armistice anniversary Tuesday
instead of being In school. The stu
dents were told not to return until
brought bAck by their parents.
Peyton Baltimore, 6u4 Primrose
street, was trentcd at the Harris
burg Hospital yesterday with a lac
erated scalp. He had been struck
by an automobile while playing in
the streets.
| Public Service Commission
Acts to Permit Wiping
Out of Deficit
Figures Furnished by Corpo
ration Leaves No Mar
gin For Profit
An increase of ten per cent, in the
steam heat rates of the Harrisburg
Light and Power Company was ap
proved to-day by the Public Service
The Commission in giving its ap
proval to the new rate takes cog
nizance of a deficit incurred by the
company in furnishing steam at the
old rate. The company declared be
fore the commission that the deficit
last year was $26,983. The new rate
is estimated to increase the revenue
] about $26,000 just about wiping out
last year's deficit.
Tile ltuling
| The Commission's order follows:
"On August 12, 1919, the Commis
sion, by order in C. 2298, maintained
the rates which were then under
investigation. In its order dismissing
that complaint, it prescribed that it
was without prejudice to the right of
complainants to renew same on or
after May 31, 1920, and therein re
spondent was directed to file from
time to time supplemental state
ments evidencing its receipts and
expenses under these sustained rates
! down to May 31, 1920.
I "The respondent by this applica
| tion alleges and by evidence pre
sented has shown that under its ac
tual experience the cost of producing
steam is approximately ten cents per
thousand pounds of condensation
over that which was anticipated by
it and covered by the approved tar
iff schedule referred to.
"X'o protest has been filed against
the ten cent increase now prayed for.
The evidence sfuvvvsßhat respondent's
operating expenses for the year be
ginning June 1, 1918, and ending May
31, 1919, were $186,529. The gross
revenues for the same period were
$159,546, leaving a deficit of $26,983.
"The ten cent increase asked for
will produce about $25,000 or $26,-
000 more revenue, an amount which
will approximately cover the deficit
"In the circumstances the applica
tion should be allowed, but upon the
same terms as our former order
which granted leave to complainants
to file a further complaint if they
jso desire on or after May 31. 1920,
upon which the Commission will give
I further consideration to the matter."
| Victim of Exploding
Ammonia Tank Unable
to Talk or Use Eyes
Unable to talk and with his eyes
blindfolded as the result of ammonia
burns. Truman Strohm, 131 East
Main street, Palmyra, is in the Har
risburg Hospital in a serious con
dition. n
An exploding ammonia tank at
the plant of the Hershey Chocolate
i Company, scattered the liquid over
Strohm while he was at work. He
was given first aid treatment at the
plant and hurried to the local insti
tution. He was employed as an en
gine oiler.
The liquid was scattered oyer his
eyes, face and some entered his
mouth. His throat has been badly
burned and he is unable to talk at
this time. His eyes have been burned,
but Jt is believed that his sight will
be saved.
Move Launched to
Limit Treaty Debate
Under Cloture Rule
fill Associated Press
Washington, Xov. 12. —A move
ment to limit Senate debate on the
Peace Treaty by invoking the clo
ture rule was inaugurated to-day by
Democratic leaders. A petition for
cloture, requiring but sixteen signa
tures for submission, was circulated
by the Administration leaders and
soon had more than double the nec
essary number.
Some Republican leaders said they
would support the Democratic clo
ture proposal, which had been cir
culated after consultation between
lenders of both parties.
Four Women Charged
With Being Scolds
Sarah Flnfrock, charged with be
ing a common scold, was on trial
this morning in Courtroom No. 2,
before Judge S. J. M. McCarrell. The
jury may return a verdict late this
afternoon. In the case against Mrs.
Catherine McLaughlin, held on the
same charge, the jury returned a
verdict of guilty. Two other women
are to be tried at this session of
court for being common scolds.
Barton Stewart, pleading guilty to
a serious charge, was released on
probation: Benjamin F. Smith, was
ucquitted of a charge of assault and
battery and Warren Gladden was
convicted of aggravated assault and
New York. Nov. 12. Dr. Leopold
Cordova, former consul here for Hon
duras, was shot and killed and his
wife dangerously wounded late last
night by a bandit. Both were left for
dead in a ditch on the outskirts of
the city. Dr. Cordova and his wife
were natives of Honduras. He was
crnsul here for about five years, re
tiring last month, when administra
tion changes in Honduras resulted In
the sending of another representa
tive here.
Invitation to Join Miners'
Delegates to Negotiate
New Wage Pact Is
Taken Up
By Associated Press.
Washington, Nov. 12.
Thomas T. Brewster, chairman of
the coal operators' scale committee,
announced to-day that the mine
owners had accepted Secretary Wil
son's invitation to meet representa
tives of the miners here Friday to
negotiate a new wuge agreement.
John L. Lewis, acting president of
the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica, already had notified Secretary
Wilson of his acceptance, meanwhile
declining an offer from Brewster to
meet the latter's committee here
Monday to negotiate "a contract to
be in force upon the termination of
the contract now in effect."
Spokesmen of the miners said to
day this proposition cotild not be
considered for a moment and that
the only way to bring peace to the
coal fields was through adoption of
a pay scale to take effect imme
Mr. Lewis' telegram accepting Sec
retary Wilson's invitation wus made
public to-day by the Secretary. It
"Your telegram even date inviting
scale committee central competitive
field and representatives of all bitu
minous districts involved in strike,
to meet with you next Monday, at
Washington, is received. Your mes
sage was submitted to our confer
ence now in session in Indianapolis,
and I am authorized to say repre
sentatives of mine workers will be
present on that date."
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4 * Portland, Ore. Immediate proceedings toward dc- •
* r all aliens among the men arrested last night
f 111 ' the police at I. W* W. headquarters he; *
* * will be taken, according to announcement made to-day 1
y Barr.ctr Goldstein, acting United States attorney.
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Charleston, W. Va. Careful examination of the an
„ „ unition seized with nine military rifles at Dawes, W *
; J Va., by deputy sheriffs to-day, disclosed the presence of <
me 300 soft nosed "dumdum".bullets among the regi *
. - Jar cartridges, it was announced at Governor Cornwall's !|
< office this afternoon. *
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4 Allrnton. Representative in the Pettnsylvani m
4 _ . A. Krause of Quakertown, Buck *
* * county, died this morning aged 64.
4 *
_ *
e * le Ky.— Federal Judge Walter Evans, in ope
t i ourt, declared here to-day that he is "firmly of th< *
pinicn," wartime prohibition is unconstitutional an I *
*f ii sition to enjoin Elwood Hamilton, coi t
, t ector of internal revenue for Kentucky from interferin *
* * with the salt of about 1,000,000 gallons of tax paid whis-
ky, known as "floor stock." .
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* Spokane, Wash. Industrial Workers of the World
* •
are preparing to launch from their hadquarters here a
* propaganda campaign throughout the Northwest and ■
* perhaps through the entire West* in the near future, '* *
according to officials of the Department of Justice. So '
* far they said no orders to proceed against them have ,"
* been received. V
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4 I lurry I). Wllhrlra. Harrlnl>ur K , uud Roan M. Wolf. I.rhnnon,*
f llumi, N. .MiittrMon and l.aurctta H. Thorax*, Harrt.hurftl Thomu*
It. Nhnry and Kathrrlur H. Aldinarr. llarrlabur*) Arthur P. Kama*
k and Ummn K. Jonra, Harrlnbura.
Ilarry N. Taylor, president of the
National Coal Association, also ac
cepted Secretary Wilson's invitation
to-day, and will meet here Friday
with other representatives of the
operators and the officials of the
miners' union.
Releasing Coal
Release of coal to meet emergency
needs was begun to-day by the Rail
road Administration's central com
mittee as a result of the agreement
of the miners and operators to meet
Secretary Wilson for a conference
on their difference. Director General
Hines has instructed regional coal
committees to increase the quantity
released as rapidly as production ia
correspondingly restored.
There is some shortage of coal in
the southwest, Mr. Hines said, but
with coal now moving in that di
rection the emergency will soon be
Orders also have gone out from
the administrator to all federal
managers which will turn the thou
sands of empty coal cars again to
ward the mines so that there will
be ample cars on hand when the
miners return to work.
"The need for coal by consumers
other than the railroads began to
be felt on November 6, although be
fore that time some coal had been
released on a showing that it was
needed," said Mr. Hines. "In the
period from November 6 to Novem
ber 9, a total of 2,655,000 tons of
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