THfl BAIL? FREF PRESS DAILY FREE PRESS Established Weekly 1877 ..Press Publishing Co. . JOHN T. GALBRAITH Editor and Manager " Telephone - - "218 TERMS ' 16 cents a WMk. .-A4T«t*lslnjc bills due weekly. •'-Jot wort Btncuy cam..' : ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION $7.80. 1 at ths postofflce at Carbon- ola, as second class matter. .«4MBoci In the Free. Press Bnildlnf, vrflr««t Main 'Street Feb. 7,.. 1920. H1TIMATUM IS i SENT WHINES Workers' Brotherhood Offi- c»r« Demand Directors Take ; . :r •• Action. SEVEN WK TO JCT LABOR IN FIGHT FOR LAWMAKERS Farmers Back of v Move Started . by American-Federation of Labor. PUN .POLITICAL ACTION jPtah to" Strike Is Mid* Clear If De!•• mands Are 'Net Met, but Appeal te President Wilson Would ; . ,„ "Precede Walkout. ; '-, ..Detroit, Mich., Feb. 7.— Formal Insistence that favorable action be taken, .uft»Jiij l w.ase t , increase demands. of the maintenance of ' way employees and. railway shop laborers was decided, upon by grand officers of the work- -ers' brotherhood In conference here. ..•The) union officers adopted n resolution Instructing their committee in .Washington' to inform Director General Hines that seven days -will be al- ^,-lojv.ed for action on their demands. Plan Appeal to Wilson. Adaption of. the resolution followed —receipt of n telegram from Vice Pres- ^ident 3. D. JIalloy, acting for the ' brotherhood in Washington, stating -_that the conference, with Mr. Hines •-gave little promise of favorable action. While officers of the brotherhood made it plain that failure of tha AVashington negotiations would mean «n immediate order for cessation of Tvork of 300.000 members, it was intl- •mated an appeal might be taken to president jJVilson ns a last- resort. The conference here expected Vice •President Malloy to make a personal • report Tw(thTh*< the next few days on the meeting with the director general. May Issue Statement. Washington, Feb. 7. — The secretive- ••aess of railroad administration offl- •clals and leaders of the • employees' -unions in conference here on the employees"" wage demands was expected ro give way to a public 'announcement of the outcome of the negotiations. The sessions have been held behind •closed doors and very little has come iOnt as to the progress of the parley. Indications were that final propositions would be laid before the conference today and both .sides were optimistic over the prospects for a settlement Prior to the joint conference both the' /administration and employees' representatives, met separately to out- .Jln'e their definite proposals. STOCKS HAVE \WILD CLOSE .Mew York Market. Has Most Exciting Day in Months — RaNy Near End. \ . New. Xorte, Feb. 7. — The stock marSet: had one of the wildest closing hours in months, with n big rally after heavy early declines on Friday. ' T?he casing of call money from 17 to JtO per cent caused .advances of $2 to ••$12 after declines as high as §15 .'•earlier in the daj\ "In some instances '-losses were fully recovered. United ; Slates Steel common rebounded above' Vpar after selling at 97%. Rallies of §2 .to ,?12 followed in Hie -last hour whtn call money eased to 10 -ri>er cent. In a few noteworthy in- -*tanqes losses-were canceled. Tlie closing was heavy with estimated sales of -"1.400,000 shares. The foreign exchange market was -again unsettled. Demand sterling was typical of the general exchange market, advancing in the early trading to f8*!9, then dropping back '4% points, . and then recovering to $3.35. In the ; late trading it again fell, with demand ^sterling quoted af 3.20% at the close. MANILA HAS $1,000,000 FIRE Blaze, Destroys Haif of Buildings .of Philippine Carnival and Exhibits .'•'....'• They Contained. . •" v\ — >• 5vMa~nila, P. .!•, Feb. 7.—Damage to . •theramount of\?l,000,000 was;caused -ifeeb'e frhem lire\ destroyed .half the Jmlldlngs of the Philippine carpival ..•exposition: and the island exhibits they Contained. ^Ma'ny of. the.jexhlbits were ; :illiieplaceai>ie and\ the loss is "serious. . Campaign Is Opened to Put 200 Farmer* and Working. Men in Congress to Replace Lawyers and Representatives of Corporations. ' Washington, Feb. 7.—Organized 'labor l^ogan here to lay definite plans for aggressive' political action in'the coming campaign. OH i^tie hand the executive council of the 'American Federation of Labor" with heads of its various departments is meeting to map out a fight to be. waged ln-^v?ry congressional district in the Interest of candidates' who will support legislative measures' advocated' by workers for their benefit nnd oppose autilabor, legislation and to tight sitting .members who have not been friendly to labor's cause. ' . . Leaders of the railroad .brotherhoods and farmers' organizations also are planning to launch their political battle jn the v -interest of choosing "a congress which will acl: fair "toward government ownership ol utilities, par-~ ticularly the nationalization of railroads as proposed by the Plumb plan league, and which will co-operate with workers and producers in forcing down the cost of living and drive profiteers out of American life. x , ' / Labor Organ Backs Plan. t Labor, the • organ of the raihroud workers and agriculturists interested in this movement; will be allied -with the American Federation of Labor in the flght, and will launch the move- taent officially in aa editorial which will say: "There are nearly 90,000,000 wage earners and farmers in the United* States. Tet they have'not more than n score ^ of representatives in both branches in congress. "In a real democracy the workers and the farmers would' control the government. "The workers and fanners 'should have 350 men in congress if they had their share. "The lawyers alone have 2GO jnem- bers. The bankers have many times their quota, as have the packers and the food gamblers. The st§el trust, the sugar trust, the' lumber trust, the mine owners are more than adequately represented. "It is those who produce the wealth that enable the lawyers, the bankers, the trust-barons, and the mine operators to go to congress who are inadequately represented. "There should be at least 2(W workers and^farmers in the United States congress. "The worker and fanner can only x protect -themselves by political action by sending their own representatives to congress, pledged to their interest'!. "The place to strike is in the primaries. Labor and the fanners have the votes. They need only to mobilize these votes for results." Plumb Plan is Goal. The-Amevican Foderation of Labor political conference also Is interested in the general legislative problems affecting labor and a strong effort is afoot to swing Its influence to the Plumh plan league" and the nationalization issue.. Eventually there will be brought up the growing interest in formation of a third political party, but A. F. of L. leaders insist that this subject hag not yet been considered. FREDERICK MAC N AMUSE U TONIGHT "A TEMPERAMENTAL WIFE" no A sad sweet story pi a maid who would wed a man who would gaze on feminine charm but her own. She sallies lorth into the wide world in pursuit of him, finds him, captures him..arid then- r Oh.then! she:begins to find out .things about men, the wretches land her own man. in particular A peppy play about wives and stenogs —aud husbands. Also OUTING CHESTER 6:3Q arid 8:15 '20.and 3O Frederick MacMonnles, noted'sculp-; tor, who Is to make the huge statue of stone, nearly as large as the'Stattie of Liberty, to be known' as "America's Gift to Prance." It will be erected at Meaux, on the Marne, to commemorate the victorious stand of Joffre's armies against the German thrust toward Paris In 1914. It will cost about J250,- 000 and the/money is to be raised by popular subscription, throughout" the United States. FIGHTS FOR THRONE Nicholas Planning,,s to* ; Regain Kingdom' of Montenegro/ WFIBENZA starts with a Cold Kill tha Cold:*At the «n..za tak* ;lr»t remedy for 20 yearr tablet -form—safe,- sure, no, breaks up a cold in 24 •relieves grip in.3 days. y' back "if it faill^ : The uina -box has ' 2. Red B with.;.Mr. H-11'i . picture. . '. ^ \ , Slf,-mt STEAL BONDS WORTH $90,000 Second Robbery in. Two Days Occurs in Heart of New York's Finan- ! cial District. . New York, Feb, 7.—Bonds valued at SDO.OOO were stolen from the office of .}ames U. Deerjng, it was announced in Wall street! The outside door of tire safe was opened by using the combination and the inside door was forced -open.' This'is the second robbery in two days in the heart of the financial .district. DENIKINE'S GARRISON TAKEN Large Part of Odessa Force Captured —Remainder of Troops Have Beefu Disarmed. London, Feb. 7.—A large parj; of the garrison of Odessa belonging to Gen-, eral Denikine's army lias been captured, according to -advices from that city transmitted by the Central News correspondent in Paris. Tin; remainder of these troops have been disarmed in Roumanian territory, it is n tided. King Hopei the Italian Troop* Will Be "Favorable"—Two. Arrested as Fiume Plotters. Paris, Feb. T.—King Nicholas, who has remained at the head of the royal Montenegrin government in spite of the fact that he was ousted by the na-_ tional assembly of that country, is un- j derstood to be In Albania preparing for a coup.which may restore him to his country and throne. The" former king lias not been able, to reconcile himself to the absorption of Montenegro by the new Jugp : Siav kingdom and reports from Scutari say the Albanian .Montenegrins are symr pathetic to his cause. Albanian territory is now occupied by Italian troops who are said to be favorably disposed toward King Nicholas through the fact that he is father of Queen Helena. Bari, Italy, Feb. • 7.—M aval Lieutenant Augustp Tesi and Giovanni 'Trenten, a naval engineer, have been arrested at BrindisI tof having tried to induce the commander of an Italian submarine to take his craft to Fiume. They are also accused of having captured and taken to Flume the steamer Tnranta, .which was carrying about 2',000,000 lire In gold destined for Italian troops in Albania. A pretty twenty-year-old girl also was arrested and is believed to have^been their accomplice. , . . WAGES UP A HALF SINCE 1913 Six-Year Boost 55 Per Cent; 17 per Cent Last Year, U. S. Fig- '• ures Show. , Washington, Feb. 7.—Union' wage, scales in the general trades in 1919 averaged 17 per cent higher than In 1918 and 55 per cent higher than in 1913, according to a summary issued by the bureau of labor statistics. The regular, hours of labor a week In 1919 were-5 per cent less than, in 1918. The figures include the bakery, building, stone, metal, mill woodwork and printing, trades, and also chauffeurs and teamsters, freight handlers, laundry, workers, theatrical hands and waiters. •, ONTARIO CITY IS CRIPPLED PLANNING DRIVE ON INDIA Russian Bolshevik! Are Recruiting Natives and War Prisoners in Turkestan,, is; Report. Washington, F.eb. 7.^The Russian bolsheviki .are .-recruiting natives- and war prisoners.into, hew units'ih Turke, stnh, according to• information received here by the state department; arid are establishing military bases there as a '•preliminary, .it is. said^to a; campaign ".'• "'•'•• '•' •' '•••'•' ! ' Hamilton Receives a Serious Setback as Result of the Exchange- \ Situation. - Hamilton. Ont., 1 Feb. 7.—Hamilton; as n manufacturing city dependent on the" Unital States for immense qnan-. titles of raw material, is receiving a serious^lilow as --a result of the exchange situation. 'The Hamilton Bridge wot'ks may lie compelled to close down, W. B. Champ','managing director, said. Tlie plant is handling many large contracts flgurcfd on a low rate of "exchange. CANADA THEATERS ARE HiT Soaring Exchange Rates Force Houses to Cancel Attractions From the United States. • -.;,,.- ; ' Toronto, Feb.' 7.—Because of' the soaring exchange, rates local theaters are fnped.with -the necessity of cancel- 1 ing their.contracts .for.attractions from ,the. tlnited;'States,.- as'. | the American producers object ,to!]accepting Canadian money at a liea.vy discount.i.One theater is considering;,thei.ensagement. of. n stock '--'"'-- ' : - ' : --"-'''-' -•••••••-•'- GERMANS ATTACK FRENCH Crowd Hurli Stones anil Stick* at'Offi- cers In Gliewitz, Siletia—One \ Is Injured. Berlin, Feb. 7.—Disturbances followed the arrival of-'Vrench .troops at Gleiwitz, Silesia,' twenty-four _miles northeast of Ratibor. An excited "crowd attacked several French officers with sticks and stones and some of the .officers were injured.. Gen. Grucier was struck in. the face with a bottle and slightly hurt. Earlier in the day nn anti-French demonstration took place in the streets of Gleiwitz and a crowd attacked a deputation of Poles await-' ing the arrival of French troops, at ,the railway station. The Poles were badly beaten, their (lags were destroyed and flowers which they intended to give the French troops were torn to pieces by the mob. «, ^ '• ' Better to have Insurance and not need it, than to need it and not have it. THE CARBONDALE INSURANCE A6IENCY, PHONE 303; LINER WEATHERS BIG GALE Steamer Princess Anns Rapdrted Resting Easily on Sand Bar Off Rockaway Point. New Yctrk. Vo\i. 7.— After, being r.nttereil for more than twelve hours by mountainous waves'., f In- steamship Princess Aniifi of tln> Old Dominion 'inc. with 3i -naxspMSorK nui! a rix>w /if 72' on ho.ird. was reported rostlns -iisily iin im -even Icwl.- Jiut iiiv'li nut .'if waver on a Mini Hnr <>a' I.'o:''.-.'n>-;iv "oint.' Tlwso; mi- liiwinl- arc in i:;r :::«. ;, / FRENCH GOVERNMENT UPHELD Confidence in the Administration Is voted by Deputies' Chamber, 513 to 68. Feb. 7. — Confidence in the government was voted by tne cnamoer o£ deputies. The vote was 513 to 68. MISREPRESENTED .RACE. The Filipino people are n much misrepresented race. Tlie frequent .publication of niijt.ures of seini-n.iked Mindanao Moms. and Igorotes has caused n great many Americans, lo believe they_are typical of the inhabitants of the Philippines. Such is far from the case, however. Of 11,000.000.. inhab-, Itants of the islands,', 10,500,000 are iT Christian; "civilixed people with a culture and refinement 'thet will compare very favorably .with that of other nations. The Filipino women are exceptionally modest. A street flirtation 1 In [ Manila, 'so far as a Filipino woman 1* concerned, is something that Is almost unknown, as any American that hag i visited Manila will testify. ^- MEN LIKE THESE WOULD RULE YOU DeepSea Peril «,*, ^ mimmm — _ -Vrt-— - ^ By VICTOR ROUSSEAU A story thait grips the .imagination and holds the reader spellbound with awe_ over the possibility that the silent and mysterious 'depths hold just such a horde of strange creatures as the author has conceived, that might some day rise from the _coral caverns of the ocean floor and overrun' the earth. A r e m a r k a b 1 y thrilling tale that vies with the imaginary fiction of Jules Verne, . Rudyard Kipling and H. G. Wells. Don't fail to read, it! . , ;' Our Coming Serial! '^"-1 yYou'U find the first installment in an early issue of this paper. Quantity of Arms,' Ammunition and Explosives Is Sej'ied in Londonderry. Londonderry, Feb. 7.-Police and .raihtary raideft.the houses of several Smn Feiners and arrested three of them, A quantity of arms, ammunition and explosives vfns found by. the rei'l- TYPES OF COMMUNIST AGITATORS D'EPORTED MENt OF JUSTICE. . BY '0. DEPART. ADOLPH SCHNABEL, Leader of Union of (Russian Worker*, • powerful, anarchittic organization' . . A- -In America. • • ALEXANDER SCHATZ, of Communlct group In this ' '' ' ' ' '' '' 'Country. . "; ' JOHN' DUBOFF, Actlv* orflewiMr ef Communlirt group . In h j;. NICHOLOS MICHAfUbV, Vtolcnt agitator anwng anarclilata to THE CHEERFUL" CHERUB 111 be. «. rxrp ployed OA by lire;. TKe cjood'fc.r\d e'c.cK yei.r brirv^'s Worvt rest witK rv\t •cvt Ul— rr\yjob is jwst toj-vcvve. rvo brokerv strings.
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