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CITY OF LONDON
German Official Report - An--nounces
British Capital in Raid
GOOD EFFECTS ARE EN
Fleet Makes Another Raid on
British Coast and One Pene
trates Far Inland.
KINE PERSONS INJURED
Berlin, Aug. 25, via London The
city and southwestern district of Lon
don were bombarded Thursday night
by German airships an official state'
mnt says. Batteries at Harwich and
Folkestone also were attacked, says
the statement, which adds that every
where very good effects were ob
The statement rands:
"Thursday night several naval di
rigibles attack the southern portion
of the English east coast, abundantly
bombarding the city and southwest
ern district ol London; batteries at
the naval vantage points of Harwich
and Folkestone and numerous vessels
at the wharf at Dover. Everywhere
very good effects were observed.
"AIL the airships, both going and
returning, were heavily but unsuccess
fully shelled by, numerous guarding
forces. During their attack they were
fired on by anti-aircraft batteries. All
London, Aug. 25. Eight, person
were killed and thirty injured in the
Zeppelin raid last night, it was an
nounced today. One hundred bombs
were dropped. One Zeppelin reached
the outskirts of London.
London, Aug. 25. Details of the
raid by hostile airships which crossed
the east and southeast coasts of Eng
land between midnight and 3 o'clock
this Morning, as disclosed by the
statement of the war office, show that
nine persons are reported to have
been injured, some, mortally. Other
damage effected by the raiders is de
clared to have been slight. , The an
nouncement says: '
' "Hostile airships raided the east
and southeast coasts of England last
night at intervals between midnight
and 3 o'clock this morning. One air
ship made its way westward, well in
land. ;The remainder of the fleet car
ried out short inroads over the coast.
Several fcombs. . are-, feported- to have
been directed at. ships at sea. ... lot
damage effected by the raid was
slight."-;;-r - -- t
A Central News dispatch says there
was great excitement in a town on
the Thames estuaty at 1 o'clock this
morning .when flews was received of
the approach of a Zeppelin. . Mist ob
scured the raider, but it could be
heard approaching from the coast.
After hovering over the town for
some time it passed toward the west.
Shortly afterwards a series of vio
lent explosions, followed by cannon
ading, shook buildings and lighted the
sky. The people thronged the streets,
calmly watching the . operations,
which lasted half an hour.
This disnatch indicates that Zep
pelins which visited England last
night may have appeared in the vicin
ity of London, which is on the
Thames, sixty miles from its mouth.
The course of the airship referred to
was in the direction of London.
Lincoln Man Treasurer
Of Phi Lambada Epsilor,
Peoria, 111., Aug. 25. Please . for
higher standards of scholarships were
made in addresses at the closing ses
sion of the annual conclave of the Phi
Lambda Epsilon fraternity here las-,
Joplin, Mo., was selected as the
1917 convention city, and the follow
ing officers were, e'ected:
Grand president, E. A. Bcagravea, AU
.Tacobs, Peoria, III.; grand treasurer. Max
Miller, Lincoln, Neb.
For Nebraska Fair; warmer.
Tempmtim In Ontht YettenUy.
8 a. m 70
a. m 72
10 a. m 75
11 a. m 79
12 m 81
1 p. m 82
5 p. m SI
6 p. m 82
7 p. m 78
8 p. m 77
Comparatlv Loeal Record.
. 1016. 191 B. 1814. 1813.
Highest yesterday.., 84 ( 76 77 86
Lowest yeatarday.... 64 64' 61 68
Mean temperature... 78 84 88 82
Precipitation T .01 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
N'unnal temperature.... 74
faixcees for the day 6
Total exceM alnce March 1 .....284
Normal precipitation 0.18 Inch
Deficiency for the day 0.12 Inch
Total rainfall nine March 1. . .11.36 inchei
Deficiency since March 1 8.91 Inches
Excess fro cor, period, 1915.... 0.60 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1914 S.60 Inches
Reports Prom Stations at 7 P. M.
Htatlon and State Temp. High- Rain
of Woather, 7 p. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, pL cloudy... 70 76 .01
Davenport, clear 78 82 .00
Denver, tloudy 88 78 .00
Dec Moines, pt. cloudy. 78 . 88 .00
Doda-e City, pt. cloudy 88 . fft .00
Lander, cloudy .,88 76 .00
ffe.lt Lake, clear....... 16 88 .00
North Platte, cloudy.. 66 82 .02
Omaha, rain 71 84 T
Pueblo, pt cloudy 74 . SI T
Puoblo, pt. cloudy Tt IS T
Rapid City, pL cloudy. 66 - 76 .90
Hunt Pe, cloudy 68 70 .04
Sheridan, pt. cloudy... 76 78 .00
8lux' City, cloudy..... 74 78 T
Valentine, cloudy.,..,. 68 86 T
"T' indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH, Meteroloa-Ist.
ILLINOIS MARE IS
May Harriman Upsets Dope
and Out-Trots Favorites in
WOUNDS MAKE FRIENDS OF FORMER ENEMIES In the foreground of this scene, which (how wounded German,'
and British on their stretchers awaiting shipment to a base hospital, the "Tommies" and soldiers of the kaiser are frater
nizing like old friends. The grim hatred of war is forgotten under the sympathy of a fellow sufferer.
PACING CLASSIC FOS TODAY
By RUSSELL PHELPS. "
Scrambling the content, of the
bucket and throwing the hooks into
the favorite, Mia. Denver, in a man
ner to make the old wise owls wince,
May Harriman, a dutiful and beautiful
daughter of Bob Harriman,' trotted
away with the feature race on Fri
day's card at the Great Western cir
cuit program at the Speedway and
annexed the big end of the coin in
the South Omaha Horse and Mule
company purse of $1,000.
May Harriman won in straight
heats, all of which were marked by
close and spirited finishes.
The Illinois marc was somewhat
of a dark horse before the race, as
compared with the Miss Denver and
Red Rice talk that filled the air, al
though there were a few turfmen a
select few who should be in a posi
tion to eat porterhouse for an indef
inite period, who got wind of the
trotters' superfine condition and
Bunched at Getaway.
The field was Great Western cir
cuit class to the core, a fact that be
came apparent when the five leaders
in the debut heat took the twice-
around massed together, as if in a
In the first heat an Oklahoma stal
lion, Gramahe Belline, displayed a
flash of real, classv form when his
pilot, John McQuaig, by skillful jock
eying, got him out of the trailer divi
sion ana dove unaer me wire nam uii
fav Harriman's heels.
The favorite, Miss Denver, failed to
muster better than a third, witn tne
second choice of the field, Porto
Rico's sonr-registering a safe fourth.
The winning mare's time for the
mile was 2:16j4.
Red Rico Speeds Up.
The dope-spilling May Harriman
scored well in the second heat and
was soon leading the rest of them
again; Red Rico, however, loomed up
as dangerous company and the Illi
nois mare was forced to travel the
mile a half second faster in order
to lead the speedy profession past
the judge's stand.
Graham Belline, winner of second
place in the initial heat, obviously
was a flash in the pan,' for he got
tost in the shuffle and trotted home
way in the rear of the others. Miss
Denver placed third in the heat.
The final heat proved the most ex
citing brush of the day s card,
. "Last Heat Fsstest - .. :
Bunched at the send-off, the four
fastest speed merchants -shotout and
clashed, in a spirited ngni tor me
leadership at the first turn. Even
after the first' lap any one of the four
had a good chance to win, but it was
May Harriman's day, and when the
final tilt began Jo take form at the
lower turn the springer of surprises
obtained the edge and leaped under
the wire a victor. The last heat, nego
tiated in 2:15, was the tastest ot the
race and brought the turf fans out
of their seats.
The performers in the 3-year-old
trot, Byrne-Hammer purse of $500,
made names for themselves as speedy
colts, the ruling favorite, Don de
Looez. a half-brother of Louise de
Lopez, who won honors at the Oma
ha Driving club's meeting earlier in
the week, and both out of the cele
brated Kinnev de Lopez, romped
home with the bacon in straight
heats. The young gelding was clev
erly piloted home eacn time oy tne
California reinsman, Fred Ward, the
first two heats in 2:19)4 and the last
Battle for Second Place.
-An Archdale colt, Maharba, and a
spirited little filly, Lady South, by
General Watts, staged a stiff battle
for Second honors, the former breez-
(Continired On Par. ElflTfn, Col lima Ons.)
Demos Plan to '
Late Next Week
Washington, Aug. 25. Administra
tion leaders in congress were today
planning adjournment next Friday or
Saturday. Senator Simmons, chair
man of the finance committee, said he
believed it could be done, unless un
foreseen developments arose.
Democratic senate leaders an
nounced their intention to pass the
general deficiency bill when it comes
from the house next Tuesday, then
pass the revenue bill and adjourn.
"I believe efforts will be made to
bring up the immigration bill and the
corrupt practices bill, said senator
Simmons, "but I think congress will
adjourn nevertheless as toon as it is
discovered that both those measures
will provoke prolonged debate.
Republican and democratic leaders
called absentees to have a quorum in
the house Tuesday to dispose of the
Archbishop J. L Spalding
Meets Death at Peoria
Peoria, III., Aug. 25. Archbishop
John Lancaster Spalding, -who has
been in failing health for the last
two weeks as 'ie resultof a heat at
tack, died here today.
Archibishop Spalding died at, his
residence here. The end was not
unexpected. Members of the family
were at his bedside.v The archbishop
was 76 years old. fhysicians in at
tendance said the recent heat wave
left the prelate in such a weakened
condition that his decline was rapid.
Soft Drink King Named
To Run for Atlanta Mayor
Atlanta. Ga.. Aug. 25. Asa G.
Chandler, millionaire soft drink manu
facturer, was nominated for mayor of
Atlanta in the democratic primary to
day. The nomination is equivalent to
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i Employes Not So Optimistic
About Eight-Hour Day
Agreement and Are;
Standing Pat '
I UNION MEN SEE WILSON
i . . - v
: Brotherhood Heads Refute to
Make Statement After Con
ference at Whit House.
MAGNATES ALSO SILENT
GERMAN AND BRITISH WOUNDED
PAPER RECORD OF
Wilson Says Such Programs
and Statutes Meaningless
PARTY REACHES CHEYENNE
Laramie, Wyo., Aug. 25. Paper
firograms and statutes are meaning
ess without efficiency, declared
Charles E. Hughes in a ten-minute
talk in the city park following his
arrival here earfy today. He reiter
ated his declaration for a protective
tariff, enforcement of civil service
and a businesslike administration of
"We should have but one ideal in
making appointments," the republican
nominee for the presidency declared,
"that ideal should be efficiency. Pa
per programs and statutes amount to
nothing unless we have efficiency.
Efficiency that's the watchword of
the twentieth century."
Mr. Hughes reviewed what he
termed "a fine record of republican
achievement" in the enactment of la
"I am for that and more," he said.
''We ought to have an. adequate
compensation in order . that all who
work may be assured proper protec
tion and adequate compensation in
case of accident." :' ,
Mr. Hughes left' . for ..Cheyenne
shortly after noon.
Judge and Mrs. Hughes held an in
formal reception at the park, where
they met a committee of women who
had been voters since the territory
of Wyoming became a state in 1890
Party Reaches Cheyenne.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 25. Charles
E. Hughes reached Cheyenne, Wyo.,
an hour late today from Salt Lake
The nominee stopped at Laramie
enroute and made a brief address.
At the station here Mr. Hughes
was met by a cowboy escort and two
brass bands. The nominee and his
wife headed an automobile parade
through the streets.
British, and French
London, Aug. 25. The premiers of
Great Britain and France, the finance
ministers of the two nations and rep
resentatives of .their financial and
kindred interests, met at Calais yes
terday and reached an agreement on
important financial matters, including
payments abroad and the mainte
nance of exchange between the two
countries, it was officially announced
today. - ( .
"A conference was held at Calais,"
the statement says, "between the
French and British governments. A
complete agreement was reached on
all subjects with which the conference
"The French government was rep
resented by M. Briand, president of
the council oft -ministers; M. Kibot,
minister of finance, accompanied by
M. Pallain, governor of the Bank of
France, and M. Marjorie and O. Hom
berg. (Octave Homberg was a mem
ber of the Anglo-French financial
commission in the United States in
"The British government was rep
resented by Premier Asquith, Regi
nald McKenna, chancellor or the ex
chequer; Edwin Samuel Montague,
minister of munitions, and Thomas
McKinnon Wood, financial secretary
of the treasury; the chief justice, the
governor of the Bank of England and
Sir Maurice Hankey." '
Demos Drop Stamp
Tax on Insurance
Washington. Aug. 25. Democrats
of the senate finance committee tor
day, yielding to protests from all parts
of the country, struck out of the
emergency revenue bill the prqposed
stamp tax on insurance policies which
proposed a tax of 'A cent on each $1
of premium on all policies, including
life insurance. i y
Man Kills Himself
rhirstrA Ami. f Wmv T TTi.
ber, 76 years old, formerly a wealthy
real estate operator, snot ana Killed
himself in St. Luke's hospital today.
eral years. He lefta fortune esti
mated at $6,00U,00Q. 1
Mecca Grand Sherif Proclaims
Holy War Against Young Turks
London, Aug. 25. The Grand Sher
if of Mecca, chief magistrate of the
Holy City, who announced his inde
pendence of Ottoman rule in June
and, supported by Arab tribes, cap
tured the Turkish garrisons of Mecca
and several other cities, has pro
claimed a definite rupture between
Orthodox Mohammedans and those
represented by the committee of union
and progress, which is now in power
in Turkey. In his proclamation, as
forwarded from Cairo from Reuter's
correspondent, the grand sherif de
nounces Enver Pasha, Talaat Bey and
Djemal Pasha, young Turk leaders,
staunch supporters of Germany and
among the most powerful figures in
Turkey. Djemal Pasha is commander
of the Turkish forces in Syria and is
reported to have adopted severe meas
ures to crush the revolution.
The proclamation of the grand
sherif addressed to "all our Moslem
"We were one with the government
until the unionists appeared. Since
then ruin has overtaken the state,
which now has been drawn into this
fatal war. We bore with the unionists
notwithstanding their departure from
the precepts of religion until it became
apparent that Enver Pasha, Djemal
Pasha and Talaat Bey absolutely ruled
Turkey, doing whatever they pleased.
On one day they hanged twenty-one
of the most honorable and enlightened
Moslems, while children, old men and
delicate women were bereaved of their
natural protectors and subjected to
foul usage, even torture. What
stronger proof of their faithlessness
is needed than the bombardment of
holy places, such as Abraham's tomb
and the killing of persons praying
within a mosque?
"God has opened the way to inde
pendence and freedom for us. Our in
depence' is complete and absolute.
Our aim is preservation of Islam."
YODHG BRIDE FOUND;
Mrs. H. P. Ahrold Mysteriously
Disappears, But la Looated
With Husband's Brother.
FORGED NOTE TO HUSBAND
The story of the disappearance of
his 20-year-old bride in a most mys
terious manner, was recited to police
officers by H. P. Ahrold, an employe
of the Omaha Electrical works, living
at Twenty-fourth street and Landon
Ahrold reported Thursday night
that his wife had been missing from
home for over twenty-four hours
and that he feared she had been kid
naped, or in some other manner
come to harm. Shortly after noon
Friday, however, he informed the po
lice he had located his wife in Des
Moines arid that his information was
that she was with his brother.
Beyond the news, though, that his
wife was in Des Moines, Ahrold could
learn nothing and her reasons for
leaving home so unceremoniously re
main s puzzle, y .
Ahrold and his wife have been in
Omaha but three weeks, he says, and
are not rery well acquainted. He
vouchsafed, however, that one ac
quaintance of his wife was a . Des
Moines woman against whom he had
Receives Forged Note.
Mrs. Ahrold left some time Wednes
day afternoon and did not return
that evening. Thursday noon Ahrold
received a note, signed with his wife's
name, but in a handwriting he de
clares' was quite foreign-ro hers. The
note said she would return soon and
advised him not to worry. He also
said several letters . in his mail had
been opened and marked "opened by
mistake," with the same handwriting
with which the note to him was writ'
Upon investigation, Ahrold says the
note was given to a messenger boy,
who delivered it to him, by one of
three men who dispatched the mes
senger . on ,his errand from . a down
town street corner.
Eeing Pushed Back
To Own Frontier
London, Aug. 25f Successes
Against the Bulgarians all along the
line of the Serbian front in Mace
donia arc reported in the Serbian of
ficial statement of August 22. The
statement declares the Bulgarian cen
ter was yielding to the Serbian pres
sure and that the positions previously
designated for Serbian occupation
were-being seized and held by Serbian
troops. The statement says:
"On the right wing there has been
an artillery duel.
"Our offensive is developing in the
center and the Bulgarians are being
flushed bark gradually toward the
rontier. W captured 208 men of
the Third Bulgarian division.
"All the enemy's counter attacks in
the vicinity of the frontier and on the
left wing were repulsed.
"The positions chosen by our head
quarters are being occupied and
RUSS ADVANCE ON
Pejrograd Announces General
'. Movement Along- Entire
' ' Front in Armenia.,
TURKS EVACUATE BITLIS
Petrograd, Aug. 25. (By Wireless
to London.) It is announced that the
Russians have resumed their advance
along the entire Asiatic front.
The Turks have, evacuated Bitlis.
The new offensive movement of the
Russians in southern Turkish Arme
nia is being developed energetically.
The war office report today says:
"Our offensive west of Lake Van
is continuing. In the direction of Mo
sul we are pursuing the remnant of
the dispersed Turkish divisions."
Teutons Defeated at Kovel.
Austro-German forces before Kov
el, in Volhynia, attempted to take the
offensive yesterday, but the war of
fice reports were repulsed. The
"In the region of the village of
Sabilki, north of the Lida-Molodech-no
railway line, the Germans on
Wednesday evening let lose a cloud
of poisonous gas.
. "At midnight Thursday in the re
gion south of Tsirin (northwest of
Baranovichi) the enemy, after a fierce
artillery bombardment, launched an
attack on our trenches. It was stopped
by our advanced posts.
"In the direction of Kovel in the re
gion of the village of Velick the ene
my made attempts to resime the of
fensive, but was repulsed."
People of Danish
West Indies Urge
Government to Act
St. Thomas, D. W. T.,- Aug. 24.
(Delayed.) In resolutions adopted
today the local legislature urged
upon the Danish government the ex
pediting of the negotiations for the
sale of the Danish West Indies to the
United States. The transfer, of the
islands to . the .United States as
speedily as possible to the end the
uncertainty of the present situation
is "earnestly requested" of. the moth
er country, v'fhe resolutions follow:
"As constantly recurring sale ne
gotiations paralyze all enterprises in
St. Thomas and great depression
wit); a public deficit and private mis
ery has already been caused by the
war and by disappointment from the
Panama canal, the mother country is
earnestly requested to hasten the
present negotiations and implored
not to reject the sale unless the en
tire nation demands it and be willing
to take the consequences afterward.''
The resolutions which were adopt
ed were cabled to the finance minis
ter of Denmark at Copenhagen.
Cotton Rises Two
Dollars Per Bale
New York, Aug. 25. On the most
active and excited trading since the
European war broke out, the cotton
market today recorded an. advance
of approximately $2 per bale. Appre
hensions of a depreciated crop ap
peared to increase because of the
drouth in the southwest.
TAKEN BY BRITONS
Officer of Baltio Says Subsea
Was Caught in Steel Net
Near Dover Aug:. 2.
TWO OF ITS MEN KILLED
New York, Aug. 25. The New
York City News association quotes
"an officer of the British merchant
marine," who arrived here today
aboard the White Star steamship Bal
tic, as authority for the statement
that the 'German submarine Bremen
had been captured by the British and
thirty-three of its crew of thirty-five
made prisoners. ; '(- "' ; '
The Bremen, according to the ac
count, was captured in the Straits of
Dover in a steel net August 2. Two
members of its crewJost their lives.
The Bremen, it was said, while en
meshed in the net was sighted by a
British patrol boat, its stern under
water and its bow high above the
surface. After endeavoring for a time
to extricate the wreck the patrol boat
steanied away for Dover with its pris
oners, ,ij-V-'fc:"irj ,:iy
Deutschland Takes Cargo.
Berlin,, Aug. 25. (By Wireless 'to,
Sayville.): Preparations tot -another
voyage of the submarine Deutschland
to the United States are well under
way. Freight is being received for
this trip. The amount of cargo now
ready is larger than had been ex
pected, the Overseas News agency
says. All the members of the crew
have expressed readiness to sign for
the next voyage.
House Passes Army
Bill as Revised by
The Upper House
Washington, Aug. 25. The army
appropriation bill, vetoed by Presi
dent Wilson because of provisions in
its revision of the articles of war, was
accepted by the house today with a
revision approved by the War depart
ment, and now goes again to the pres
ident for signature. Chairman Hay of
the -military committee, author of the
provision which drew the veto, made
Executives of Grand
Army Arrive to
Kansas City, Aug. 25. Chief execu
tive officers of the Grand Army of the
Republic arrived in Kansas City to
day, preparatory to opening the na
tional headquarters tomorrow for the
annual encampment of the veterans'
organization. Elias R. Monfort, commander-in-chief,
and John M. Adams,
adjutant general, both of Cincinnati,
were among those reaching here to
day. Members of the local commis
sions say the reunion will be attended
by about 50,000 persons.
Georgia Captain is
Killed by Woman
Macon, Ga., Aug. 25. Captain E. J.
Spratling, Company F, Fifth infantry,
National. Guard of Georgia, was shot
and killed today in front of his tent
at the state mobilization camp ntr
here. Mrs. H. C. Adams of Atlanta
was arrested on the statement of sev
eral officers and men that she shot the
militia officer. She declined to make
Britons Put Embargo
' On American Glassware
Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 25. Glass
manufacturers in the Pittsburgh dis
trict were notified today by their Lon
don agents that an order in council
has, been issued placing an embargo
upon American table glassware. Pitts
burgh lias Vways sole! considerable
quantities of tableware in England
and exports have been considerably
increased since the war began.
German Sugar Crop
Eight Million Tons
Berlin, Aug. 25. (By Wireless to
Sayville.) Germany's sugar produc
tion this year will exceed that of 1915,
according 'to statistics now available,
by about 300,000 tons. The yield in
dicated between 7,600,000 and. 8,800,
Washington, Aug. 25. Late this
afternoon Presidents Lovett, Holden
and Willard of the Union Pacific,
Burlington and Baltimore tt Ohio re
spectively, went to the White House.
It was understood they would out
line to President Wilson the con
clusion of the select committee of
executives so far. . ' ' ' '
After the conference Mr. Holden, as
spokesman, said President Wilson had
summoned ihcm to the White House
to inform them "of a development
which might have an important bear--ing
on the situation."
Mr. Holden added he knew of no
new proposition from the brqtherh.od
and that the new proposition had
nothing to do with legislation. He re
fused to indicate whether the 'new de
velopments made the situation more
or less hopeful. '
It was. said the presidents were
standing more closely together for
arbitration than at any time since they .
had assembled here and that some of
these who at first were for accepting
President Wilson's plan had been
brought over to a majority, which was
described as standing "backs to the
wall!" ' . "' " ' " '
It was indicated tnat the communi
cation being prepared for President
Wilson would contain a further insist
ence on arbitration, i .?
Washington, Aug. 25. The railway
strike negotiations resolved them
selves today, outwardly at least, into
a more or less confused state.
Expressions of optimism from both
sides were not so free as they were
yesterday and the feeling, heretofore
general among the managers, that a
plan to include the eight-hour dy
would be found, was not so evident.
Some of the railway executives re
verted to their, prediction that It
never would be conceded;., .', .-.
'". President Wllspri VeptJiU cabinet
waiting as .hour,', while He -conferred
with the four brotherhood heads. - -
All parties to the conference stead
fastly refused to say what was talked
about.." ".T ,.".;. ; ; .. ,-u-
Statement for Executives f
The railroad executives conferred
among themselves during the day and
it was thought possible they might
later go to the White House. , For
the executives this statement was issued:-
' , : ; i
"The executives ate understood to
be studying the form of a communi
cation to the president." .
Some of the more optimistic, still
had hopes of a final decision being
reached before tomorrow night.- The
opinion that the eight-hour basic day
will not be conceded; apparently was
growing asNthe conference continued.
The executives and managers de
voted practically no time today to
consideration of freight rate increases
or settlement of future strikes, - but
centered on the length of the working
day and pay; ' ' -
The brotherhood heads declared
they were standing on President Wil
son's plan and had not changed their
attitude a particle. , ,. , ., .
Union Heads at Whit Home, .
President Wilson summoned repre
sentatives of the employers and em
ployes involved in the threatened rail,
road strike to the White House today
to discuss proposals which have devel
oped out of his original plan of settle
The representatives of employes
were o see the president at 10:30
o'clock and the representatives of the
employers later. --....-.,. i
Commissioner Chambers of the fed
eral mediation board held a confer-,
ence with President Wilson early thia
morning. Afterward he would make,
no comment on his visit. .,
The four brotherhood heads said, on
entering the White House, that' they
did not know why they had been
called. It was understood the presi
dent wanted their views on legislation
under consideration to prevent such at
controversy in the future.
The brotherhood heads remained an
hour and a half, but would make no
statement on leaving.. The president
kept the cabinet waiting for an hour
to continue his conference .with tbo
"The situation Insofar as we are con-v
cerned," A, B. Garretson, spokesman
(Contlntml on 1'aae Two, Colama Om.)
It's the fellow who is rac
ing; ahead of time that
finds the good thing.
Time in its ceaseless flight
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