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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XLVI NO. 57.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 19, 1916 TWELVE PAGES.
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WESTERN END OF
Republican Nominee for Presi
dency Delivers Three Tell
ing Addresses in San
TALKS TO THE WOMEN
Asserts He Is for Suffrage and
Favors an Amendment to
MEETS PARTY LEADERS
San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 18.
Charles E. Hughes reached his
farthest west here today. Before
three audiences in this city he spoke
of dominant Americanism, prepared
ness, and his belief in the need for a
Mr. Hughes reached San Francisco
at 1 o'clock, went to his hotel
through crowds which applauded
him along the way, held a reception
shortly afterward, and made the first
of his addressed before the Union
League club at 3 o'clock. He hurried
back to the hotel and then addressed
a meeting of women voters. Tonight
he addressed a mass meeting in the
civic auditorium, presided over by
William H. Crocker, republican na
tional committeeman from California.
Meets Party Leaders.
Between addresses Mr. Hughes
conferred with republican and pro
gressive leaders, in the interest of
The nominee confined his sug
gestions to a plea for co-operation
among republicans and progressives.
In so doing, Mr. Hughes said that
he did not propose to interfere in the
state's local affairs, but that he
wanted all elements of both these
parties to work together in the in
terest of the national ticket.
Among the leaders who conferred
with the nominee today were Chester
H. Kowell of the republican national
campaign committee, who joined the
Hughes party yesterday on its way
from Portland to this city, Francis
V. Kcesling, chairman of the repub
lican state central committee, and
W. H. Crocker, national committee
man. Messrs. Keesling and Crocker met
the Hughes train today before it
reached San Francisco, and conferred
with the nominee en route.
On Protective Tariff.
In his address before the Union
League - tlub, -Mr. Hughes - spoW
chiefly of the protective tariff, re
iterating his contentions that it was
necessary, for upbuilding American
industries and that its enactment and
enforcement should be entrusted to
the republican party.
In addressing the women voters,
Mr. Hughes repeated his conviction
that the suffrage issue should speed
ily be decided and the vote granted
to women throughout the country by
amendment to the federal constitu
tion. He reiterated his reasons for
wishing this done, assailed the admin
istration for waste and extravagance,
and declared that under proper lead
ership it would be possible for
America to achieve all its'ideals.
"There is not one of our ideals that
is incapable of achievement," Mr.
Hughes said. "We can have content
ment, we can have peace, we can
jiave security, provided we have an
unswerving loyalty to the flag, an in
telligent co-operation, and those wise
policies which will foster our indus
tries anil protect our enterprises, and
provided further that while we cor.
rect abuses we make sure to open the
avenues for honorable American
achievements throughout the world.
"The republican party, reunited and
xecomecratcd in tins campaign, stands
for those ideals and the method of
their attainment, and as a great lib
eral party is coming back to its own."
Mr. Hughes appeared much rested
by his long run of nearly 800 miles
from Portland, Ore. He spoke briefly
several ' times en route, but not
enough to tire his throat. Traffic
policemen left their stations to push
back the crowd on sidewalks around
the Palace hotel, whither Mr.
Hughes was taken from the ferry
For Nebraska Shower.
11 a nj'.
Comparative Local Acord.
1016. 1816. 1914. 1913.
Highest yesterday... 9ft t8 9fi 97
LuwfKl yuMardny.... 77 60 78 74
Man temperature. .. BO 64 87 66
I'milj'IMtUm 00 .17 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation departure!
from i In normal:
Norma! temperature 74
ttici'tts for the day S
Total excess since March 1.. 246
Normal precipitation 11 Inch
Dtficlency for the day 11 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1....11.32 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 9.08 Inches
K ccm Ut cor. period. 1915 99 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1914. 4.92 Inches
Kvporte Vrntn fftatlotu it 7 p. m,
fitatlci. an Slates Temp. High- Raln-
of Weatuer. i p. ra. est, tail.
Oheynne. clear 78
Davenport, part cloudy. 90
Denver, part cloud?.... 78
Da Moines, clear 90
Dodge City, part cloudy 88
Under, clear.,, 7
North Platte, pu cloudy 86
Omaha, elear 88
Pueblo, olear 90
Kapld Clt). clear 9U
fsM Lak Clt, iliir... 84
Baata re, cleat 73
UherldaB. part rtoady.. 8
atom City, clear . 86 82
Valentin, cloudy....... 89 88
T Indicates trace of Dree tut tat ion.
L. A. WEIiSHr Meteorologist.
Manchester Guardian Tells
Cabinet Its Drastic Action
Has Alienated Sympathy.
FACTOR NEEDED NOW
London, Aug. 18. Various influ
ences, particularly England's policy
toward Ireland, are arousing specula
tion and resentment in the United
States, says the Manchester Guard
ian in a long editorial today. These
facts cannot be ignored, it asserts, for
the active co-operation of the United
States will be necessary if a last
ing peace is to be brought about by
a league of the "liberal pacific powers
of the world."
The Guardian suggests the British
orders in council, the censorship, the
blacklist and interference with neutral
mails have tended in some degree to
alienate American sympathy from
Great Britain and its allies, and con
tinues: "But these matters are compara
tively unimportant in days such as
these and if there were nothing else
to be considered, we would be justi
fied in concluding that there was no
reason to anticipate any sericus
change in Anglo-American relations."
Economic Conference False Move.
Referring to American expressions
of opinion in regard to the resolu
tions to American expressions of
opinion in regard to the resolutions
adopted at the economic conference
of the entente allies at Paris, at
which consideration was given to
various proposals, especially regard
ing tariff changes, whi;h provoked
wide comment i:i America, the Guard
ian say j, "There is no doubt that the
speculation here implied is injuriously
affecting the allied cause in America
and the circumstances should not be
overlooked in our calculations for the
future. But above all other influ
ences working against us in America
is the memory of the Irish revolt."
When the cabinet resisted the first
impulse toward clemency, the Guar
dian continues, it forgot the immense
and troublesome fact of Irish-America,
and for that lapse of statesman
ship there would seem to be no hope
of a speedy remedy. It adds:
Neutrality of U. S. Great Asset.
"The reign of Sir John Maxwell at
Dublin has made an end, perhaps for
years to come, of all hope of reconcil
ing that large element in the United
States, which, until with the home rule
act, we began to redeem the past in
Ireland, had been by tradition and
practice irreconcilable. One of our
greatest assets when war broke out
was the cordial neutrality of the
American people, made possible by
the restraint and somewhat reluctant
sympathy of American Irish. That
we sacrificed, and the toss is likely
to color the politics and behavior of
th4Jnrtfetf aWtbw4rd as until the
end of the war, or until such time as
a complete change can be brought
about in our Irish policy.
"We cannot ignore this fact, much
as we may regret it, for the active co
operation of the United States is an
essential condition to any such league
of the liberal pacific powers of the
world as alone can give us an assur
ance of stable peace."
Old Nebraska City
Day at Home Town
Nebraska City, Neb., Aug. 18 Spe
cial Telegram.) About three hundred
former residents of this city now re
siding in Omaha, bringing with
them Green's hand arrived here to
day to attend the Home Coming fes
tivities. The party was under the direction
of Robert C. Druesdow and Fred
Carey, who have been working on
this trip for more than a month.
The delegation was met at the
train with automobiles furnished by
the Business Mens' association and
taken for a sight-seeing trip over the
residence districts of the city. Dur
ing the afternoon the visitors were
entertained at the chautauqua grounds.
At the conclusion of the address
of the day by Judge Sutton of Omaha,
republican candidate for governor,
and informal reception was held at
the park in which home-comers took
part. Several of the visitors address
ed the large audience, among them
being Frank T Ransom of Omaha
and Jospeh Blum of Des Moines.
All home-comers appeared to have
had a most enjoyable time visiting
among old friends and renewing old
acquaintances. Many of the .visitors
remained in the city over night where
entertainment was furnished them by
the Business Mens' association. Miss
Adelaide Kalkman of St. Louis, a
singer of note and a former resident
of this city, sang several solos.
Portugal Will Soon
Actively Enter War
On Side of Entente
Lisbon, Aug. 18. (Via Paris.)
Major Norton Mattos, the Portugese
minister of war, announced today that
Portugal soon will participate m the
war, fighting on the side of the en
The Portugese congress voted td
join the entente allies in the war in
November, 1914. A Portugese naval
commander seized thirty-six German
and Austrian vessels in the Tagus
river in February, 1916, and the fol
lowing March Germany declared war
on Portugal because of this action.
The fortugese troops were called to
the colors on March 16.
Child Labor Bill Passed by
the House Without Debate
Washington, Aug. 18. The child
labor bill was finally passed without
debate or record vote today in the
house. Senate amendments were ac
cepted without change. It now goes
to the president. -
GULF COAST AND
WIRES M DOWN
Wind Reaches Velocity of Sev
enty Miles Per F 'De
stroying P-' 0
v.iRS ARE HIT
Military-Camp in Brownsville
Wrecked and Soldiers Are
Forced to Flee.
NO FATALITIES REPORTED
Dallas, Tex., Aug. 18. Telegraph
companies at 7 o'clock tonight re
ported that all wires to Corpus
Christi and Brownsville had failed at
6 o'clock owinp to the gulf coast
storm. Chances of picking up wires
during the night, they said were re
mote. Corpus Christi, Tex., Aug. 18.
The local weather bureau says the
center of the West Indian storm
probably will strike here about mid
The office issued warnings, prepar
ing residents for the crest of the
storm at midnight tonight, saying that
at twelve-mile wind could be ex
pected. At 4 o'clock this afternoon the wind
had reached a velocity of seventy
miles an hour and was carrying every
thing movable before it. A heavy sea
was running in Corpus Christi bay.
In the north beach portion of the city,
scores of summer cottages were de
molished. Strikes Military Camp.
San Antonio, Tex., Aug. 18. A ter
rific and destructive wind, according
to this report has wrought havoc in
Brownsville, and in the military camp.
Those troops which took refuge in
the court house were the Illinois,
Iowa and Virginia regiments. They
took two days' rations. All wires to
Brownsville are down and communi
cation except over the army wireless
United States soldiers and National
Guardsmen stationed at Fort Brown
have been driven from their quarters
and have taken refuge in the city hall
and other public buildings at Browns
ville, on account of the gulf coast
storm which is striding that section
tonight, according to meager reports
received over the army wireless at
Fort Sam Houston from Fort Brown.
El Paso Camp Flooded.
El Paso, Tex., Aug. 18. 6ne'soI
dier was killed and thousands of
other encampted in and near El
Paso suffered great discomfort as a
result of heavy rains which fell
throughout the night. A hot sun
toHay began to dry the camps. During
the all-night storm Private Charles
Johnston, headquarters company,
Seventh United States infantry of
Chouteau, Mont., was killed in his
tent at Fort Bliss by lightning. Other
soldiers nearby were stunned. Water
ran through the camps of the Massa
chusetts, Pennsylvania, South Caro
lina and Michigan National Guard
camps, practically inundating some
tents and ran three feet deep in
some of the company streets of the
Thirty-first Michigan infantry.
Galveston, Tex., Aug. 18. Indica
tions today were that the trop
ical disturbance which came into the
Gulf of Mexico through the Yuca
tan channel Wednesday night would
go inland near the mouth of the Rio
Grande or on the lower Texas coast.
The 7 o'clock reports from the gulf
coast weather bureau stations showed
Brownsville with the lowest barome
ter on the coast, 29.70 with the wind
blowing twenty miles an hour from
Brownsville, Tex., Aug. 18. Should
the tropical hurricane strike the Tex
as coast near the mouth of the Rio
Grande there would be no danger to
the military forces encamped in this
vicinity, it was pointed out by the lo
cal weather bureau today. Soldiers'
camps are well inland. The lower
Texas coast is protected by a natural
breakwater in the form of Padre and
Summer residents on Padre Island
beach opposite Point Isabel, twenty
two miles northeast of here, were re
moved to the mainland today by a
crew of the United States coast guard
station at Brazos island, on receipt of
news of the tropical storm approach
ing the gulf from the West Indies.
All fishing vessels also were drawn
into Isabel harbor. Barometers here
registered 29.50 at 10 a. m.,a fall
of ten points since 7 a. m., and was
Heavy Tractor Runs Over
Boy's Head; Will Recover
Mason City, 111., Aug. 18. Ray
mond Lager was only bruised when
a heavy gasoline tractor road grader
weighing several tons passed over his
head and shoulders. The lad's es
cape was due to the fact that his
head rested in soft sand.
THE RDS81ANH, TEMPORARILY krld up
111 their Gallclaa drive by hnyj counter
attaclu, have aiala begun to move for
ward. Fetrograd today aanouneee that
the Teutonic armlee have failed to throw
back General Urumlluff'. armlee and that
the Kuiflani ara aval advaaclcf.
THE FRENCH LAST NIGHT ru timed their
offensive la the Vartlaa ration and, ac
cording to Farta dlHpatehee, lucceeded In
driving the German from a part of the
village of Flearr.
TUB GERMANS have made their expected
counter move In the Maurepae eector on
the Bom me front, but that all faUed linger
the French fire, according to the I'arla
FOi ONE MONTH THEY WILL BE REAL "JACKIES." (Civilian "rookie." standing on
one of the big guns aboard the Maine). For one month, more than 2,000 young civilians
will lead the life of real United State tailors aboard battleships. Nine hundred young men,
many of them still in college, are tailing on the Maine, New Jersey and Kentucky from New
York, on the firtt practice cruise for civilian naval rookies.
ROOKIES .ABOARD THE U.S.S.1AIj
Grrn. .run scttrc.
Evangelist Declares Subject of
Wet or Dry State Not
URGES ALL TO VOTE RIGHT
"Billy" Sunday addressed an au
dience of men that nearly filled the
Auditorium last evening, deliver
ing his sermon on "booze," full of
hot shots st the saloon.
He is in fine trim and, in spite
of the hot weather, was full of his
famous "pep." "Ma" Sunday was
with him. The meeting began at
7 o'clock to enable the evangelist
to catch a 9 o'clock train for the
He spoke for over an hour, and
then rushed out into an automobile
and a few minutes later was en
route for Chicago with his family.
(From a Stall Correipondent)
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 18. In his
characteristic way "Billy" Sunday
spoke to an audience of about 2,000
voters, which nearly filled the Lin
coln city auditorium, at noon today.
He was introduced by Mayor Bryan
and spoke for an hour or more, leav
ing on the 1:30 train for Omaha.
Away from a church, and speaking
on a subject which gave him a
greater chance to use his wonderful
vocabulary, Mr. Sunday showed a
flow of language which indicated that
as an anti-saloon speaker he is in a
class by himself.
He said that he asked no quarter
and gave none when fighting the
saloon, that whisky was all right in
its place, but its place was in hell
and not in a man's stomach.
This question of making Nebraska
a dry state is not a political issue,
according to Mr. Sunday, but one in
which every man should vote right,
irrespective of his political views.
"I am going to live long enough to
preach the funeral sermon of the
booze makers," shouted the speaker,
"and you newspaper fellows down
there be sure and get that down."
Mr. Sunday informed the crowd
that the booze interests had voted
$150,000 to put "Bill" Sunday out of
business, but he defied the whole
He closed his speech by jumping
on top of his desk, grabbing an
American flag and holding it in front
of five boys that he had called to
the platform, and declared that he
proposed to stand between the raw
material which the saloon had to have,
and stand up for the flag of his
Closing his speech with a short
prayer, Sunday jumped down from
the stand and giving the' five news
boys $1, told them to divide it.
Washingon, Aug. 18. Possibility
that the seizure at Hongkong of
Aqierican goods on the British steam
er Kafuc, from New York to Manila,
following a similar seizure of goods
on the steamer Chinese Prince and
two Spanish vessels, may foreshadow
a general interference with American
trade with the Philippines, led the
State department today to send for
full details from the American consul
at Hongkong with the view of mak
ing a strong protest.
The goods on the Kafue were con
fiscated by British authorities on the
supposition that they were consigned
to German firms in the Philippines.
W. J. Calhoun Recovering
From Paralytic Stroke
Chicago, Aug. 18,-William J. Cal
houn, former minister to China, who
suffered a stroke of paralysis, has
progressed so far toward recovery
that physicians decided today that he
shortly could be removed to his home.
ARMY BILL VETOED
Executive Takes Exception
Exemption of Retired Offi
cers from Discipline.
SECTION WILL BE DROPPED
Washington, Aug. 18. President
Wilson today vetoed the army appro
priation bill because of exemptions
from discipline for retired officers
forced into it by house conferees, led
by Representative Hay, over the op
position of the War department, A
new bill will be necessary and may
delay adjournment of congress.
Representative Hay said he would
reintroduce the bill in the house im
mediately with the feature to which
the president objected eliminated.
: Situation is Complicated,'...';
Mr. Hay followed his announcement
by reintroducing the bill minus not
only the section to which the presi
dent objected, but with the whole re
vision of the articles of war elimi
nated. This threatened to compli
cate the situation.
There is a broad intimation that
the revision which proposed to re
move retired officers from the juris
diction of court-martials was in the
interest of a certain retired officer,
who was waiting for i time when he
would be immune from discipline to
make a public attack on the army.
The officer s whose name was men
tioned in connection with the report
while in service was active in legis
lative affairs, was very close to con
gressmen framing army bills and un
til his retirement was reckoned with
as a power in legislation affecting
Years' Fight with Hsy.
The president's veto of the bill is
one of the developments of years of
cdhtest between the army and Chair
man Hay. The downfall of the con
tinental army scheme and substitu
tion of the National Guard reorgani
zation against the recommendation
of the army- officers is attributed to
him. . Only the force of President
Wilson's interference put the regular
army increase in the new reorgani
zation bill through the house in the
face of Hay's opposition. Recently
President Wilson appointed Hay to a
judgeship on the court of claims and
he now is serving his last term in
The War department contends that
many features of the army bill were
written into it in the conference and
never were debated in house or sen
ate. Long Contest Probable.
Representative Hay . announced
that he would seek to repass the bill
in the house under a special rule
The articles of war will not be per
mitted to get through in this bill
again, he declared after, a conference
with several members of the military
The danger of complication and
de,!y lies in the fact that Chairman
Chamberlain of the senate military
committee said that if the house
passed the bill without revision of
the articles of war the senate proba
bly would reinsert them as they
were passed ' by the senate.
In Port at Bremen
Geneva, Aug. 18. (Via Paris.) A
private telegram, received today in
Berjin, via Nucue Richtcr Zeitung,
says ' that the German submarine
Dcutschlartd arrived safely yesterday
at Bremen from the United States.
Newport News, Va., Aug. 18. The
captain of a Norwegian steamer which
arrived in Hampton Roads for bunker
coal stated today; he passed, the
Deutschland August 10, then eight
days out of the Virginia Capes. The
Deutschland was under full sail. The
captain said he took it for a sailing
ship in distress. He received a reply
which said it was the Deutschland.
The Deutschland . had collapsible
masts fore and aft when it lay at its
wharf in Baltimore.
RUSS ADVANCE IN
Anstro-Oerman Attempt to
Beat Back Drive in Qalicia
failure, Says Petrograd.
TEUTON LOSSES HEAVY
Petrograd, Am, 18. (Via London.)
The Austro-Germat. effort to throw
back the Russians in Galicia has re
sulted in great losses and met with
no success, the war office announced
today. The Russians have pressed
forward in several sectors.
The announcement says:
"On the front from the Zlota Lipa
west to Podhaytse, the enemy re
sumed the offensive with considerable
forces, without success. The enemy
sustained great losses.
"On the River Bystritza-Bolotvina,
we occupied Lysiets (seven1 miles
soutnwest ot stanisiiu; on the west
ern bank of the river. In the direc
tion of Ardzeluz, our troops occupied
a series ot heights.
"In the region of Korosmezo (Car.
pathians) our troops, continuing their
advance, approached the summits of
the mountain in the vicinity of Koros
"On the Caucasian front, the Turk
ish offensive in the region west of
Lake Van was repulsed easily by our
troops. In Persia, in the region of
Kala Pasova, encounters took place
wnii consmeraD:e lurKish lorces.
From Their Train
Et Paso, Tex., Aug 18. Sixty revo
lutionists held up a passenger train
on the Mexican National Railwav on
Tuesdav near Acrnae C'kinm
ango, taking prisoner the twenty-five
carranza Boiaiers comprising the es
cort, according to passengers aboard
the trajn, which arrived here today.
Two baggagemen also were taken cap-
ivp. niir Til. rma,nrtr a. ........
. I..IJBIII..I u. wis (.lew
and the passengers were unmolested,
The revolutionists, who surrounded
the train at a email ttatinn .tnM ...
sengers, they said, that they belonged
iu a recently organized revolutionary
group calling themselves "legalistas."
On their hatt thov tunc riM.nn. .1
J L' "W.fc IllfUWU, 111 me
red, white and green of Mexico, with
'"J, woru icgansta stamped on them
The rantnr nf tti rr.in ...n. .
fected dtlietlv anrl nnirlrlv tl
1 . jnaotti-
gers said, no- shots being fired. After
uiire 01 me passengers nacl Deen ex
amined, the revolutionists started to
ward the hills with their captives, the
Military authorities in Juarez said
they received no report of the affair.
(ienpral Cvahril avir- ...... ..
general of the Carranza forces, who
rc.jruea 10 jjarez today trom a trip
alonir the Vfeyirn nnrl Tn.l.,a..
lines to Madera, Chihuahua, reported
uic conuuion 01 tne Mexican troops
in that section excellent. He added
that the "nnlv rlmirl , .1... .............
of American troops on Mexican soil."
' Campaigns in Maine
(from a Stafr Corrapantlnt.)
Washington, Aug. 18. (Special
Telegram.) Representative. Sloat
having things pretty fairly in shape
so far as legislation is concerned (nr
the Fourth' district,- and hiving
Eaugni up wun nis correspondence
and no serious matters of moment
pressing in the house, will leave to
morrow for a few days campaigning
in Maine, under the auspices of both
the national and congresional com
mittees of the republican party.
Mr. Sloan will make his first speech
in the Maine campaign at Brunsmith,
on Monday, next
In connection with the Maine cam
paign which, is going to be pushed
to the limit by the republicans, ex
Congressman W. E. Andrews, of
Hastings, will have week or more
in the old commonwealth.' his first
speaking engagement in the 1916
campaign, being st Dover- August 28.
WILSON MAY ASK
If Necessary to Prevent Strike
on Railroad, President An
nounces Will Make
Another Move. .
MEETS PRESIDENTS AGAIN
Vote of Brotherhood Taken.
and Result Told to Chief
FIGURES NOT GIVEN OUT
Washington, Aug. 18. President
Wilson is determined, it was said au
thoritatively late today, to bring the
board of directors of the leading rail
roads to Washington, if necessary, to
prevent a nation-wide railroad strike.
He will endeavor, it was said, to se
cure an agreement by negotiating with
representatives of the employes, the
railroad managers and presidents, but
if the riearilnrb rnntinnea. the hoards
will be summoned. ,f
The vote of the employes on Presi
dent Wilson's plan was delivered to
him personally by the chiefs of the
four brotherhoods. A. B. Garretson,'
their spokesman, said it would be'
given out by the president, and added;
that although the employes had re
ceived no invitations to return to the'
White House they would "tarry" here
to await a possible summons. '
The four brotherhood leaders were
in conference with the president thirty
minutes and said no modification o(
as a result of President Wilson's con
ference with the railroad presidents.
President Back Tomorrow.
The railroad presidents agreed to
return to the White House tomorrow
to further discuss the situation.
It was made clear to President Wil
son that the railroads were not dis
posed to yield the eight-hour day and
that they insisted on arbitration. The
attitude of the railroad presidents
seemed to indicate little chance of the
plan proposed by the president being
accepted. Several declared the prin
ciple of arbitration in industrial dis
putes was st stake and must be main
tained even at the cost of strike.
President Wilson pointed out the dis
aster whicowould attend a strike, but
the officials only answered that they
were willing to arbitrate the questions'
at issue. During the conference with
President Wilson details were not
faben im. ' ' '
' Statement By Hsls Holden."
President Holden of the Burlington,
ss spokesman, pointed out that only
the committee of managers was au
thorized to reach a definite decision,
as it represented all the roads. ; a
The railroad presidents were with
President Wilson less than an hour.
As 1'iK left the White House Mr.
Holden said he would have no state
ment to make for the present.
Whether President Wilson wll
continue to insist on his plan or sug
gest another to both sides was not
made clear. Administration officials
insist he will continue negotiations
until some settlement is reached. Men
.Inclu aFfilittterf with the railroad
officials said that the managers were
willing to accept any kind of arbitra
tion, butthat there was no chance for
an eight-hour day without investiga
tion. The railroad executives told the,
president that ss before increasing
freight rates they were forced to sub
mit to an inquiry before granting an
increase in pay they should have a
Stand By Managers. .
Thirty-one railroad presidents to
day told President Wilson . they
stood by the decision of their mana
gers' committee that an eight-hour
day was impracticable. '
President Wilson refused, to take
"no" for an answer to his proposal
that they accept the eight-hour day,
and asked them to return to the
White House tomorrow with their
managers for another conference.
Just after the railroad presidents
left the White House, it became
known unofficially that the employes,
had voted to accept President Wil
son's proposition and that some of
the leaders had gone to the White
House to tell him so.
Meet In Blue Room. -
While the railroad employes' com
mittee of 640 was thi- afternoon cast
ing secret ballots on President Wil
son's plan to avert : the threatened
strike, the committee of railroad
presidents was in . conference with
President Wilson in the Blue Room
at the White House. ' ; v
' To the presidents, Mr.' Wilson ap
pealed to reverse the stand of the
managers' committee and accept the
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