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    NEWS SECTION
f ACM I TO
'he Omaha Daily Bee
THE WEATHER
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0MAftA, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 21, 1916 TWELVE PAGES.
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GEUUII SUBSEA
SOS TWO SHIPS
QF BRITISH IIAVY
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Rtmlani Occupy Hungarian
Ihlghli Three Miles Prom Border
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ttn fa fMf tyhUtiA. w ft
MfWf Mf frf ),, f rtrfrrktcrie'f-'
(, fMWH trhferl ftrftl
fi Mihf. There- -,.
de-fl trm ffoops drove back the trie my
W fa heitjht west of Jahlonitza and
Vofflfik, and occupied the heights.
(Mr fh Rialy Cheremosh fiver, in the
ffgiort of Dolgopol, ouf detachments
(usbed bark the enemy, thus making
alight dvnce in the direction of
frereskttf. In the direction of Klrli-
b, ftf the north, the enemy
oT,l,, ws"DMWKnwzi iei
. L, J" ef'(f4 ht officr,
W'Affff M fof , , mened attacks on the heights.
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BULLETIN,
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mtltelfM ftmtrali1 nn'"'
tt-tjy (ImI OiaiM MbaMiMM Mnk
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ta krtlMk m fMt sn4 etrntged
aawtntr wmU tlWMf M)4 btitltsbip,
buuItim,
I ondon. Aug l - f' tlfilUh
lifM it. the N'itilnhm and
t-tlmftaili. wtrt tnnk hlnt'ly In ttir
Kmfh Se by ftrmN mtfi.
whil th tnvll r starching (or
the German hif h ttat Heti, arninlliis
la aa official anitmncrnitnl issued by
the admiralty thmtly lielor midnight.
0 Orman iMbmarme w detryed
by Iht Rtitith, while another wat
rammH anil MMhly aink, affording
la the aJmitalty tairmtnl, which lol
Irwa: 'Reports from our lookout squad
mo and other unite showed that
there was cons'drraM activity on the
part of the enemy m lit North Sea on
the nineteenth.
out. htrl learnwic from their scouts
thai the British forces were in con
siderable strength, the enemy avoided
an engagement and returned to port,"
Taria, Aug. Jf) Bulgarian troops
are advancing toward the Creek sea
port of Kerala, it was announced to
day. They have eeiied two Greek
forts. At several point along the
front new engagements have been
fought.
Violent fighting continued last
night on the Verdun front, where the
tierman made a determined effort to
rapture the village of Fleury from
th French. Th war office an
nounced today that the Germans were
repulsed wi'h severe losses.
What Germs ny Bays.
Berlin, Aug. The official state
enent issued lodav reads:
"Front of Field Marshal von Hind
enburg: On the Bcresina, northeast
of DjcUatitschi, Russian attempts to
cross the river were frustrated. On
both side of Rudk Cxerawiscie, on
the Stokhod fighting with enemy
trono which pushed forward to the
western bank still proceeding. In
eaccetaful counter attack in this re
gion we captured si officer, 367 men
ad si machine gun.
"Fast of Kiwi in wc ejected the
Russian from several advanced
trenches.
"Western front: North of the Sem
itic the fighting gradually decreased
m intensity. Near Ovillcr hand-to-
hnd tiling continued until eve
nming Northwest of Poneres and
cms Ixitb side of Fourcaux wood,
isnlatrd British attack were re
pulsed. Us Twelve Divisions.
"lafoemaiion is now at hand that
t Watt eight Brilith and four French
ttvtewnt (about AM.fX) men) took
lsrt in Friday' attack.
"On the right hank of the Meuse
the etientr vestrrdav evening repeated
kit attacks m the Thiaumont-rleurv
mine aid agam penetrated the vil-
Ute of f Irurv Flaawhere he was re
pulsed Northwest of Thiaumont
wio4 and us ( hapilrr wood the en
eny toad untucceMful attacks with
mm grenades
'llrith pain,U were repulsed near
Mnatflwa and nortnwest of Lievm,
r Lemtry we tooh some pri-
wiert
"Rtltita front Bikinis, south of
I'resM lake. a4 Ban tea have been
i.
-(neik of Oilrmi lake the Ser
e lr drvmm has been thrown
Um ttw 4tinalnig heights of
iNaafuwtt )er and Metric Tcpesii
(Rtwiee arraeks were repulsed.
Re puss th Bulgar.
Lii. AsT i" Th British
l'np m b 5anniki front have ad-
Mt4 shew ksM aihit have repulsed
tvMus eMr iiackt, according
- a olriee seaiemeni. The staie
w tart.
' ta Vruma front our cavalry
M us twarn wnb the enemy m the
i 'ilea-Barak It Beat area on Sunday
I nr aerni bombardeil Jrnikoi,
(. am and Cognei with (mail toe-
liA f Win frtfrt), on teareh'
I'fW, n4 (itit) ppriH
"It) ffttt AHft-ntin f Krtf!irfiei" (Ifl
IflMMrr, ftlff mile Iftrtfl fh W-
lies wer repulsed and we occu
pied the height.
"Cucan 'remt: In the direction
6f tJlahekf fighting continues.
"West of Lake Noiykgel our de
Itchfflent drov the enemy out of
th mountain pas near the village
of kadvykh. Southwest of Urmi
lake fighting continue in the region
of tlepnu."
FUDSTON FAVORS
WITHDRAWAL OF
MEN III MEXICO
Recommendation; from General
on Border to' Washington
Say This Action, Ap
pears Desirable.
orriciALs of same view
The Weather
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BIDS FOR BIG SHIPS
ARE T0BE INVITED
Btilldsr to B Ktqneitd to
labmlt Their fiftirts on
Oonitraction.
BATTLI CRUiaEEl NEXT
Washington, Aug, 20-Next Tues
day I'retldenl WlVson will sign the
nvl pproprillon bill carrying th
largest building program ever pro
Jrcted for th country. On th fol
lowing day bids for th four battle
ships, th scout cruiser, submarine,
destroyer and all other craft author
ised, except the four battle cruisers
and th ammunition ship, will be re
quested from private bidders, to be
opened October 18. Inquiries as to
the type of ship each builder desires
to ihii on were tent out today.
It now i expected that the battle
cruiser plan will be ready for ad
vertisement By uctober I. The en
tire 1VI7 program probably will be
under contract before July 1 next, and
only the shortage of skilled labor will
delay construction, a the structural
steel companies already have given
assurances that prompt deliveries of
materials can be made.
Daniel to Equip Yard.
Th bill authorizes Secretary Dan
iels to equip several additional navy
yards for government construction,
$0,000,000 having been appropriated
for that purpose. No decision as to
which yard shall be equipped first
will be reached until the oilers of pri
vate builder have been received and
atudied. Congress has designated,
however, the yarda at which capital
construction may be undertaken,
Puget tound, Norfolk and Philadel
phia being among those selected for
that purpose.
The present attitude of the depart
ment is that because of the ahartage
of skilled labor, the quickest results
can be obtained through giving pri
vate plants as much of the new work
as they will take. It is also pointed
out that the government shipping bill
authorizes construction of commer
cial ships in navy yards, and this may
prove to be a factor in distributing the
huge amount of new construction con
templated in the navy and shipping
bills.
Police FMJail
In Saturday's Work
The day ending at 7 o'clock Sunday
morning police headquarters showed
15S arrests, not including automobil-
ists who are allowed to report on their
honor. . hrom early indications the
Sunday clean-up will bring in as many
more at least. 1 he jail would be un
able to contain the whole crowd if
many did not have friends to furnish
bail.
The capacity of the city jail is about
1W it the inmates are packed in care
fully. If the women prisoners are
transferred to the matron's room this
number can be exceeded somewhat.
The bulk of the Saturday catch in
cluded eight keepers of disorderly
houses and eighty-seven inmates.
Included in the Sunday list were
eight Mexicans held for investigation
in connection with a murder of a Mex
ican laborer Sunday morning.
Battleships Start Out to
Play in the Big War Game
Newport, R. I., Aug. 19. Fifteen
battleships of the Atlantic fleet and a
number of destroyers, submarines and
other nval units, commanded by Ad
miral Henry L. Mayo, sailed tonight
to lake their position a the attacking
force in the big war game which be
gins next Tuesday.
Rear Admiraljames M. Helm, com
manding the reserve fleet, has been
assigned to defend the coast against
the imaginary attack. Civilians who
enlisted for the navalt raining cruise
art on board the ship of hia fleet,
which stilt remained in harbor tonight
Youth Struck by Auto
May Be Fatally Hurt
Aug. 20. Soecial
i. Eugraa, the li-year-old
s. was struck by an
corner of Sixth and
J m Court streets here thia evening and
i Z "."''.."I.';! i a1"", fatally miored. Th
0 m mh car sm Being driven ay Miss rranees
s ta Walker, and persons who saw the ac-
lm II in i etdenr, say she was going at least
, wit, mt tut j twenty-five miles an hour when she
wrack the laK The boy was rushed
f & k,vi hospital for treatment
Raw York Children Out of
City Advised ta Stay Away
N'ew Torlt, Aug. 10 The health
department today iasueot a warning
m parent who art out o the city
with Bieir children, advismn them
w nmuii away a long as possible.
f!it hXai oi new caw of infantile
;arlyu in f,reater New Vork for
" T, "HIT 'M'I, "'"'It dy waa Hi,
.', w , fiHinpwe.r with 1,151 for the previous
wane die numiier drathwu
,U, sa aompared with) M) last week.
AFTERMATH OF THE
STORM ALONG GULF
Bnildjnff Wrecked and Prop
erty Destroyed, But No Loss
of Life Is Reported.
EAI58 ARE TORRENTIAL
Seems Little Doubt That the
Action Will Boon Be
Arranged.
MEXICANS ARE JUBILANT
t a a
1st
it rt MdY
m :.... Beatrice, Neb.,
J. J I?? 2 Telegram. -Ege
J j! I ' '"!..!. automobile at the
Laredo, Tex., Aug. 19. Consider
able property damage and great in
convenience to troop in the various
national guardsmen camps In the La
redo district resulted from a tropical
storm which raged here from 6 o'clock
last night until 4 o'clock this morn
ing. For several hours Laredo was
completely cut off from wire com
munication with the outside world.
Practically every tent of the 9,000
soldiers here was blown down, and
the men were exposed to torrential
rains for hours.
In Laredo the principal damage
wa confined to blowing down poles,
trees, fences, and the destruction of
small buildings. The maximum
velocity of the wind was sixty miles
an hour. The storm abated as sud
denly as it struck this district.
Corpus Chritti Shaken Up.
Corpus Christi, Tex., Aug. 19. The
Beach hotel, on the north beach sec
tion of the city, is probably the worst
damaged building here. Part of the
roof was blown away and the founda
tions shaken. All guests were re
moved before the storm reached its
height. Roofs have been torn off
many buildings in the business dis
trict. High seas running yesterday
and last night came up in the streets,
but drained today.
A number of persons caught out
in the bay here, as well as other sec
tions, were reported drowned, but no
bodies have been recovered, and nq.
waci esiimaie-uun.-c-tnuow-
Railroad-Buildings Wrecked.
Houston. Tex.. Auir. 19. The first
word to reach Houston out of Kings
ville, near the storm center, was a
dispatch today from Hinton, the near
est telegraph station. This dispatch
says that the Casa Ricardo hotel at
Kingsville was badly damaged, many
windows being broken, and many
small buildings blown down. The
passenger station, the Gulf Coast
Line's roundhouse and machine shops
were unroofed. The car sheds were
demolished and the general offices of
the line at Kingsville severely dam
aged. Officials of the Gulf Coast Line re
port that nearly every telegraph pole
between Hinton and San Benito has
been blown down.
Patriotic Scenes
As Saengerfest Ends
Grand Island, Neb., Aug. 20. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The thirteenth Saen
gerfest, of the Nebraska Sacngerbund,
closed here today with a fine picnic
and a business meeting of the dele
gates, two from each of the societies
represented.
At the latter the financial and busi
ness affairs of the Bund were reviewed.
There was no election of officers
and there will be none until the place
tor tne next test is fixed, this not hav
ing as yet been done. Columbus, how
ever, is favored considerably as the
next meeting place.
J he closing concert last night was
again a most successful one, its ter
mination being quite thrilling. The
last song ot tne unijcci male choruses
was a march to the patriotic air of
"The National Emblem." As its
echoes died away the audience was
asked to join the 200 trained voices in
singing. The orchestra struck up "My
v-ouniry, i is oi nee. as they sang
suoaeniy, irom twenty aitterent parts
of the balcony, streamers of the na
tional colors were thrown into the
audience below.
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Washington, Aug, 20. A recom
mendation from' General Funston
that the Aemrican troops be with
drawn from Mexico waa contained in
a recent report on the military titr
ation made at the request of the War
department, and designed for use of
the joint commission which will dis
cuss border problems. State depart
ment official do not attempt to dis
guise their regret over premature
publication of General Funston't con
clusions, but they indicated today
that it would not cause any alteration
in plant.
Official realized today, it is under
stood, the pressing matter for discus
sion by the commission from Mex
ico viewpoint will be the question
of withdrawal of General Pershing's
expeditionary force.
Ask View of Funston.
In order to furnish the American
commissioners with full information,
General Funston was , asked to ex
press his views on the military
aspects of the expedition. There is
everv indication that the commission
ers, and later the administration, were
expected to abide by the recom
mendations of the chief military ad
viser on border matters.
Publication of the fact that Gen
eral Funston believes it wise to with
draw the troops may hamper the
American commissioners, some om
cials think, in obtaining whatever
guarantees they may ask of the Mex
ican government as to security of the
border from bandit raids. It is be
lieved the administration is fully pre
pared to arrange for the recall of
(jeneral v ersmng s torces, since both
State and War department officials
are understood to share the views ex
pressed in General Funston't report.
Look for Withdrawal,
There can be little doubt, it "is now
said, that the withdrawal will be
promptly agreed to when the com
mission meets, the conferees -tien
turning thoir attention, to. .the- draft
ing ot a protocol to cover tuture
border operations, investigation of
the causes of bandit raids, and such
other matters as they may wish to
take up.
EI Paso, Tex., Aug. 20. Mex
ican reports in luarez today indi
cated that no steps have been taken
by General Pershing's expedition
looking toward a general withdrawal
trom Mexico. 1 he American expedi
tion lies stretched out in a compact
line from Columbus, N. M., to El
Valle, Chihuahua, a distance of about
200 miles, the field headquarters being
maintained at Colonia Dublan, 120
miles south of Columbus.
Reports that General Funston had
recommended the withdrawal were
received with the greatest enthusiasm
in Juarez. General Gabriel Gavira,
inspector-general of the Carranza
armies, and General Francisco Gon
zales, commandant, said that the re
ports, if true, will tend to eliminate
the greatest cloud upon the Mexican
horizon.
Three Killed at
The Old Settlers1
Reunion in Missouri
Springfield, Mo., Aug. 19. Three
men are dead and eight injured, three
seriously it is believed, as a result of
a series of fights which marked the
recent Old Settlers reunion at Rocky
Comfort in McDonald county. Be
lated news of the tragedies was
brought here tonight by William L.
Crow, a local editor. The dead are:
I.BVVIR I.ARR1MORE, 16 years old,
Rocky Comrort.
THOMAS VANSLACK, It run old,
Koi-Ky comrort.
J. L. WEST. 24 von old. Stark CI Or.
Larrimore. Crow related, was slain
in a brawl by Vanslack, who killed
himself with a shotgun, following
Larrimore's death. West's throat was
cut in a fight with an unidentified
man.
The fighting continued two days,
and was said to have been started
in too liberal libations of "moon
shine.
U. S. S. KENTUCKY, outward bound under Brooklyn bridge,
with "rookies" on its decks. During the practice cruise,
which will last (or one month, the civilian sailors will 'be
taught all the drills that are a part of the life of the regular
enlisted sailor. t
Bees Headed for Bee Office Stop
at Hatch Store and Are Caught
Chria Hall of Fire-engine company
No. 3, it an apiarist, yes an apiarist
or if yon tike in plain United States
a beekeeper, one who keeps bees.
Yesterday evening he did a good
dayj' work just before he started
his night' work at the station.
A swarm of beet, Poland China
bees, or maybe it was Black Min
orca, or on second thought seeing
that they didn't ating the spectators
better call them Shorthorn bees
settled1 under the awning of the Belle
Hatch millinery shop near Nine
teenth on Farnam, about 5 o'clock.
They were headed for The Be office.
The passersby gave the stora a
wide1 berth until Art All told Chris
Hall about it. Chris got a box
labeled Daisy Fly Killer, took the
oxygen helmet from the fire house
and a pair of cotton flannel gloves
ana went
if that is
called it "hivinff" them.
He got upon the box and brushed
away until he was all. covered with
Bees and the queen was in the box.
men tie set the box on the side
wain ana lei some more crawl in
He had to go to work just before
six, but he had them in the box by
that time.
Down at the station his admiring
comrades listened to a lecture on
Beekeeping. "No, you needirt be
afraid of them if you don't perspire.
They won't sting you unless there
is moisture on your hands. Yes,
i ve nanaiea tnem Before. I got
hive of them two years ago and
inside of a month they swarmed, and
I got the new swarm. This will
make three hives that pay me a nice
little piece of money out in my yard
at jjii norm i nirty-sixlr) avenue.
Thev are worth about H a
up to catch the bees, j That's pretty good pay for a iulf
wnm jvu can . tnris I nour ot work.
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U-S.S.JCEKTUCiY MASSING UNDER. BROOKIW BRIDGE,
CREDIT HEN ARRIVE
FOR CONVENTION
First Session of National Re
tail Organisation Will Be
--".. Held Toda..,--.
WIVES WITH
DELEGATES
s
SHERMAN KEEPS DP
.FIGHT ON GOMPERS
Reed to Support of , Labor
Leader, Asserting He Is a
' ' Conservative Man. -
WILSON INSISTS : "
PLANSAVES RIGHT:
OP ARBITRATION
President Declares that
Strengthens Rather Than.'
Weakens Basio Principle - $
of Settlemnt.
TELEGRAM SENT TO
COMMIT NO UNLAWFUL ACT
The St. Louis delegation of credit
men arrived over the Burlington at
11 o'clock Sunday morning for the
fourth annual convention of the Na
tional Retail Credit Men's association,
which will open this morning at the
Hotel Fontenclle.
The Minneapolis delegation is to
arrive on the Northwestern this morn
ing. It is expected that several hun
dred will attend the three days' con
vention. Many of the wives of the
delegates will make the trip here with
their husbands. kntertainment is
provided for the women as well' as
for the men.
Monday evening after the first day'
session the delegates will be enter
tained at the Ak-Sar-Ben Den.
Dinner at Field Club.
On Tuesday evening they are to be
entertained at a dinner at the Field
club. The Omaha credit men are to
be the hosts. A. W. lefferis will be
toastmaster. R. L, Metcalfe is to
speak on Omaha and Nebraska.
Wednesday evening, which will
mark the close of the last day of the
convention, the delegates' and their
wives will visit Carter lake for an eve
ning of boating, and a plunge in the
lake, are on the program.
The convention will be called to
order this morning at 10 o'clock by
President Woodlock of St. Louis.
Single Taxers Meet
At Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Aug. 20. A
complete reorganization .he single
tax movement, national -..J erna
tional, will be carried out Uy the
single taxers at the sixth annual con
ference under the auspices of the
Joseph Fels Fund commission, which
opened yesterday.
The plan as suggested by Mrs.
Joseph Fels of Philadelphia, is to or
ganize a national single tax associa
tion which will raise and spend its
own funds rather than be supported
by the Fels fund. This association
will have headquarters in New York.
Texas Bank Short v
And Doors Close
Longview. Tex., Aug. 20. The
People's State bank closed its doors
yesterday by order of the state bank
examiner, because of an alleged
shortage of $120,000 in the funds.
Mayor G. A. Bodenheim, Longview, a
large depositor in the bank, and G.
N. Campbell, the bank's cashier, have
disappeared. Warrants charging them
with embezzlement were issued to
day.
New Clerks Appointed
In Omaha Postoffice
I From Stuff Correipondtnt.)
Washington, August 20. (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. Atlce R. Jones has
been appointed postmaster at Rolf,
Cherry County, Nebraska, vice Mrs.
H. S. Newlin, resigned.
P. H. McClury and H. Barr, have
been appointed clerks in the Omaha
postoffice.
Washington, Aug. 20. Senator
Sherman's recent attack upon Samuel
Gompers, president of the American
Federation of Labor, ' wa answered
yesterday by Senator Reed of Mis
souri, who declared it unfortunate
that any senators should have reflec
ted upon Mr. Gompers who wa
"never known to commit an unlawful
act and is recognized sa the most
conservative leader of labor."
Referring to the mention of the Mc-
Namara dynamiters by Senator Sher
man, Mr, Reed asserted, they did not
represent organized labor and that no
"decent man in thia country would
make such a charge." Only the most
narrow and most prejudiced mind
wouia aunoutc wc maiviauai acis oi
the McNamarao as an act of an or
ganized body of men," Senator Reed
said.
Replying to Senator Reed Senator
Sherman referred to Gomper's offer
to meet him in public debate and said
that if the labor leader could be elect
ed to the senate from any state in the
Union he would debate with him.
"If the laws of dueling are (till In
force,", laid Senator Sherman, "I
would aay to Mr. Gompers that I do
not fight with anybody except tome
one of my own- class."
The Illinois senator further scored
Mr. Gompers for alleged political ac
tivity, insisting he was a "parasite
upon the body of . labor, a creeping
poison ivy on the whole structure of
industry.
Senator Lodge Is '
Campaigning for
Hughes and Ticket
Nantasket, Mass., Aug. 20. Sena
tor Henry Cabot Lodge, making hit
opening speech of the presidential
campaign at an outing of the republi
can club of Dorchester yesterday,
said in part: '
"Behind a ,great barrier of words
the president has sheltered himself,
surrounded by ac loud of phrase; big
wods with no meaning.
"After the awful disaster, of the
Lusitania, the president used the
memorable phrase, 'too proud to
fight.' The country- responded the
next morning. It was not a friendly
response.
"So he changed and we had a great
note on 'strict accountability,' and it
remains a phrase. - - There never has
been a reparation or even an apology
for the Americans drowned, or killed
on the Lusitania. ' ' -
"Tie same phrase was posted on
the consulate of Mexico not long ago
that if any injury came to Ameri
cans, Mexico would be held strictly
accountaDie. Americans have been
killed and every outrage ' committed,
and 'strictly accountable', still remain
the false and empty phrase.
"Another cry, 'Kept us out of wr.'
It is-not easy to get into war when
nobody wants to go to war with you."
Senator Lodge predicted that Mas
sachusetts 'would give Hughaa a
larger plurality than the plurality of
the combined Taft and Roosevelt vote
in wit. 1 ;
P0?J6
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Exeontive Replies to Message
Sent Him by Head of,,,;
Manufacturers. ail
RAIL HEADS CONFERRING'
Washington, Aug. 20. President
Wilson' week of conference with
ranking officials of the railroad tnd
leaders of their employes threaten
ing t nation-wide strike, are believed
by all partiet to the controversy to
have brpught the situation to a point
where decisive developments may be
expected within a few days. ; ;
While the negotiations took . no
actual forward step, today the pres
ident replied indirectly to contentions
of the road officials that the princi
ple . of arbitration would be endan
gered by his plan for putting the
eight-hour basic day into effect while
a commission investigate its prac
ticability and passes upon . other
point at issue. In a telegram made
public at the White House the pres
ident declared he held firmly to arbi
tration as a principle and that his
plan strengthened, rather than weak
ened It. He also said that soma
means must be found to prevent the
existing situation from ever arising
again.' ;. i' j
Conferences Continue.
Meantime the road officials, who
have tentatively refitted to accept Mr.
Wilson' proposal, continued confer
ences among themselves. The labor
leaden, who already have approved
the proposal, marked time, awaiting
definite decision from the employers.
The president's telegram defending
hit plan wasNn reply to an appeal
from George Pope, president of the
National Associaton of Manufactur
ers, urging that the principle of arbi
tration be preserved in the strike
negotiatona. . Mr. Pope' telegram
follows: . c
"Hartford, Conn.,. Aug. 18, 1916.
The President: -The White House
On behalf of 3,100 manufacturing or
ganizations employing 3,000,000 per
son, and utterly dependent upon un
interrupted railroad service for their
continued operation, I beg to at once
express our deep appreciation of your
efforts to prevent the threatened des
tructive stoppage of national railroad
service and to respectfully urge that
you will with all the power of your
great office and personally assert and
maintain the principle of arbitration
for industrial dispute atiecting na
tional intercourse. No just demand
can fear such a test: no fair demand
can or should survive it. I sincerely
believe no man in our history ha
possessed such an opportunity to
fortify hi essential principle of public
security against future attack by em
ployer of employe. -
''GEORGE POPE, President, '
"National Association of Manufac
turers." , i
President's Reply
The president replied: "Allow m
to acknowledge the receipt of your
telegram of August 18, and to say in
reply that J hold to the principle of
arbitration with a clear a conviction
and as firm a purpose at anyone, but
that, unfortunately, there it no meant
now in existence by which arbitration
can be securer). The existing mean
have been tried and have tailed. IMS
tituation must never be allowed to
rise again, but it hat arisen. Some
means must be found to prevent its
recurrence, but no means can be
found offhand, or in a hurry, or in
season, to meet the present national
emergency.
''What I am proposing doe not
weaken or discredit the principle 'of
arbitration. It strengthens it, rather.
It proposes that nothing be conceded
except the eight-hour day, to which
the whole economic movement of the
time seems to point, and the imme
diate creation of an agency for de
termining all the arbitratable elements
in this case in the light, not of pre
dictions or forecasts, but of estab
lished and ascertained facts. This ii
the first stage of the direct road to
the discovery of the best permanent
basis for arbitration when other
means than those now available are"
supplied." '
No Outward Develooments.
There were no outward develop
ments today pending arrival ot tne
additional railroad executive to
whom the president sent invitations
yesterday.. Louis W. Hill, president
of the Great Northern and several
other western railroad president will
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