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face tha threat of a strike rmthtr thM
yield on the question of arbitration.
- Tha suggestion hat bMn mad thai I
The President might en ouUld tha lm
mediate controversy and propose to tha
railroad something In the way of com
pensation by lightening throufh Uglily
tlon come of the burdens now renting
upon them. It In pointed out, however,
that tha President In without authority
to five aaauranres to this end.
Another phase of the railroad sltua
tlon, apart from the threatened strike,
but related to It, wa disclosed to-day at
the honrlnf bfore the Interstate Com
mere Commission on the proposed ln
creates In tran'tcontlnental rales. While
the managorit wero In session In one part
of the hotel the protistants agnlnst tha
hither rales were formulating their ob
jections In another 'part.
Many of the representative of the
hipping Interests, chamber of com
merce and other associations on the Pa
clflo coast were as little satisfied with
the President's plan for the tettlement
of tha strike contioverey ns the railway
managers. They said the eight hour day
would mean another Increase In freight
rates and the shipper would eventually
fay for tha Increase.
Boada to Ask Time.
When the President present! hie plan
to' the railway executives they will un
doubtedly ask for time to consider It be
fore making a reply. A week or ten days
may elapse before their answer Is given.
If they docldn to yield to tho President,
It I expected that they will place upon
him the entire responsibility for tha plan
and the consequences resulting from It.
' Tha President's scheme for bringing
bout a settlement provides that .the
railroads shall grant an eight hour day
with pro rata pay for overtime and that
the collateral questions Involved In the
controversy, such a time and one-half
for overtime and the counter demands of
tha railroads, shall ba made tha subject
of Investigation of a commission to be
created with the approval of Congress,
this commission to consist of three mem
bers, one appointed by the railroads, ono
by tho employcee and one by the Presl
dant This scheme of settlement, tha rail
road managers assert, amounts to oth
fng mora than giving the employees whst
they aaked for and creating a. commis
sion to study the effects. The managers
ahow a disposition to stand their ground.
If, at all, upon the principle of arbitra
tion, making that tha chief Issue.
When Mr. Wilson sees the rallroirt
presidents the commlttea of managers
will not be present. It wa decided late
to-night tha President should lay hi
plan fully before tha presidents of the
roads alone, and word to that effect was
aent to tho hotel whera the managers
and their chiefs were In session.
Before proposing his plan. It was
learned to-night, Mr. Wilson had sought
vainly for two days to hava both aides
Mcept soma form of arbitration.
' Mea Meet President.
The conference between the President
fcnd the general committee of employees
lasted about an hour. After tha mem
bers of the committee had assembled In
tha Kast Itoom they were Introduced to
ttro President by (larretson, their spokes
man. In his talk the President explained his
feeling thst a strike must bs avoided at
any cost because of the disastrous effect
on the country. He then said that after
reviewing the situation thoroughly with
tha email committees representing the
employers and the employees he had
drawn up a plan which he thought was
fair to both sides and which he hoped
would be accepted tv brth.
Tha President declared he believed In
tha principle of the eight hour day and
that iu thought the greater patt of the
people of tha United S.ates MS a simi
Regarding tha collateral latuta the
President admitted that ha was at a
loss to say how they should be settled.
If the question of overtime and other
problems were left to him, he said, ha
would have to ask for a commission to
help h'm decide what would be fair.
He sdded that In his belief there were
enough honest men In the United States
to decide these questions fairly to both
Ides, and that they would do so If
When the men left they were Invited
to shako hands with the President When
about half of them hid done so W. H.
Carter, head of the englnemcn, noticed
Mr. Wilson wincing occasionally as a
husky employee gripped his hand tightly.
"Just touch the President's hand,
BMn," Mr. Carter said. "He Is unac
customed to your kind of grips."
William Jennings Urynn. It developed
to-day, hns sou-thi imMicoefiilly to set
tie the strike by the application of his
temporary truce pesre plin. having tele
graphed pleas to heads of the various
brotherhoods ond the President aeklng
that It be put Into effect. It would pro
vide for n truce of one year, during
which time the contentious of both Hides
to the conlroveisy should bo Investi
gated thoroughly by a commission i."d a
settlement attempted on Use findings of
RAILROAD HEADS LEAVE.
Faarteea Esecotlvea Depart ta
Confer With tha President.
Indicating that the problem of the
railroad strike had passed out of the
hands of the conference commit.? of
railroad managers, executives represent
Ins; fourteen roads started for Washing
ton In a special twin from the Penn
sylvania Station at 4 o'clock yesterday
It has been contended by railroad
managements that compliance with the
demands of the four brotherhoods would
add 1100.000.000 a year to the railroad
pay rolls of the country. This was
computed on the basis of the original
demand of an eight hour day and time
and a half for overtime. It Is estimated
now that even the concession of an
eight hour day with overtime at the
same hourly pay would coat at least
$10,800,000. Tha managers were re
luctant to pledge thla sum away, hence
tha call for the railroad heads.
Those who started are: A. K. Smith,
president of tha New York Central;
Frank Trumbull, chairman of the Chesa.
peak a and Ohio ; Benjamin V. Hush, re
oetver of tha Missouri Pacific. ; Hale
Holden, president of the Chicago, Hur
llngton and Qulncy; W. W. Atterhury,
vice-president of the Pennsylvania; W.
J. Harahan. president of the Seaboard
Air Line; W. H. Truesdale, president of
tha Delaware, Lackawanna and West
ern; L. F. Loree, presidents tha Dela
ware and Hudson; E. J. Ptkrson. vice
president of the New York, Mew Haven
and Hartford ; deorge W. Stevens, presi
dent of the Chesapeake and Ohio; R. H.
Lovett, chairman of the Union Pacific;
Julius Kruttschnltt, chairman of the
Southern Pacific; P. D. Underwood,
president of the Krle, and Daniel 'l.
lard, president of the II. and O.
13,000 MINERS ON STRIKE.
Mora to Force BOO Into Union In
HflAUOKIN. Pa... Xttm It ,...
tl.000 members of the United Mine
Workers, engaged principally at col
llerles operated by the Hurquehanna
.-oai company ana tne pmindelphla and
Raadlna Host and Irnn rmnnMU i..
tween here and Mount furm.l
strike to-day to compel all employees to
become members of tha union.
It s estimated thai at least 100 miners
ara pot affiliated with tha organization.
A aub-coinmlttaa at each of the affected
oviiieries win try to inauce all unorgan
Ixed men to Join ths union by nasi Sat
Kalsar Visits Colaajne Cathedral.
UK (by wireless in Ravvlllst me
1?. "On returning from his recent trip
M tne western trout Umnirnr William
Stepped at rnloi.e. II vl.llud Hie
CARMEN AMD SHONTS
AGAIN IN DEADLOCK
Union Leaders Say Railroad
Directors Must Yield To
day on Discharged Men.
WILL APPEAL TO MAYOR
Company Denies Thai Letting
Men Ont Breaks Promises
Made in Agreement,
When the union carmen, headed by
William n. Kltsgerald, called on Frank
Hedjcy, general manager of the New
York Railways Company, yesterday
morning to demand tha rslnstatamant of
fourteen carmen who had bean dis
charged aftir tha strike, they got a
shock. They were (old by Mr. Hadley
that he had no authority to treat with
them on that question because the men
had been ordered discharged by Presi
dent Hhonts and the board of directors.
The' argument between Plttgerald and
his associates on ona side and Mr. Had
ley, aided by James L. Quackenbush, at
torney for tha company, on tha other re
volved around two clauses In. tha agree
ment that settle) the strike last weak.
Tha union men held to tha clause
which specified that all tha men should
be taken back to work "without preju
dice." Tha company's officials called at
tention to tha clause by which tha man
agreed not to Interfere with the manage
ment In the exercise of duties necessary
With both sides deadlocked on that
question Mr. Quackenbush announced
tnat the company was ready to arbitrate
every point of dlsputs between the com
pany und the men. He said that tha
company was ready to leave to a board
if arbitration the question as to
whether or not the discharge of the
fourteen men, convicted In tho Magls
fates' courts, was arbitrable under the
terms of the agreement
13ut ritxgerald said he was willing
to submit everything else to arbitration
except that point, holding that the word
ing of the agreement was specific.
Wants Qn'lck Answer.
In view of Mr, Hedley's statement
that he simply was acting as a soldier,
obeying orders and carrying out the In
struction of the board of directors,
Mr. Fltsgerald requested that a meeting
of the board be held to-day and give an
answer on the request for the return of
'he discharged men.
He said emphatically and clearly that
It no favorable answer was received by
noon to-day the union would Iminedi
otely call upon Mayor Mltrhel und
Chairman Straus of the Public Service
Commission, who had underwritten the
strike settlement agreement, and ask
their good offices In getting the company
to keep Its promise.
"We have mapped out our plan of
campaign," said Fltsgerald last n'ght.
"We know Just exactly what we shall do.
It Is now plainly up to the company to
keep to their promise. The men In the
union have empowered us to take certain
acilon In the event that the company
doe not fulfill Its promises. That Is all
1 can say now."
"We are living up to the letter and
the spirit of the agreement," snltl Mr.
Quackenbush. "We are ready to go
lurtnen We are ready to submit every
point Of dispute to a board of aibltra
tlon. All the board of directors has In
sisted upon doing Is to dismiss men con
victed In a court. Th it coursu Is neces
oary for the efficiency of the service.
We have airangud to have u meeting of
tne board or directors at 11 o clock to
morrow (Frlda) I morning to take up the
request of the men."
Subvray Men Mert.
A meeting of the subway and elevated
employees was held In the Lyceum lost
night. More than S.UOO men attended,
but In the (perches made by Pltworabl
and his amoctHtca llttlu reference wns
made to Intcrhorough conditions.
All day yesterday, however. Intcrhor
ough employees were voting for dele
iate to present their grievances to the
company. It was ex.ilalned by the com-1
pony that about l'l.iiOO employees were
eligible to vote, and up to f o'clock fully
7,000 men had cost ballots. The union
officials said that their men would have
nothing whatcer to do with the ballot
At the meeting In the Lyceum Flts
gerald reviewed the difficulties with Hie
officials of the New York Hallways Com
pany, utner epeeches were made by
man who said that unless Mavor Mltehel
and Public Service Commissioner Straus
made eome move toward conciliation
there would be another btrlke on the
green car lines within a few days.
It la believed that the union loaders
are gradually spreading their organlia
Ion to every transit lino In the city and
that they are preparing, In the even: of
a deadlock cn the green car lines, to call
anotner strike ana extend It to the ele
vated and subwe.y lines In .Manhattan
and to all the lines In llrooklyn.
sucn waa mo tuut on last nluht after
tho meeting of the union men and the
.New iork Hallways officials In tbe
morning. As the hour for the meeting,
it ocioca, approacneq anotner possl
blllty of trouble nmieared because Fits.
gerald, Hush Frnyne, oruanlrer of the
American Federation of Ilor, and
Louis Frldlger, attorney for the union,
set out, In accordance with Instructions
from the union, to attend it In company
with President William Conway of tha
local and other members of the carmen's
I.ete Unlos) Men Stay.
There wan somo objection on the part
of Mr. Hedley to the outsiders, but
Prealdent Conway Insisted that Flts
gerald, Frldlger and Frayne should be
admitted. Mr. Hedley gave In. The re
porter had asked admission to the con
ference and President Conway also had
requested their presence, but Mr. Hedley
denied that request, agreeing to make
puhlla a stenographic report of the con
versation. Within the room the union men found
Mnnars. Hedley, Quackenbush und Kce-
gan, Mr. Hedley s asilstant. Mr. Hcdb-y
began by Inviting the labor men to take
their coats off and "have a little blilit
waist party" with him. He then ex
plained that the company had not In
ttntlonally overlooked nny part of the
agreement. Fltagerald then said:
'The first thing we wish to talk about
la the violation on tho company 'h pari In
refuting to allow men who turtlclnuted
In the trouble to be returned to their
I or mar positions."
"The whole matter nas gone over In
detail with Mr. Bhonts and tho board."
suld Mr. Hedley, "and my Instructions
were that any man thut had been nd.
Judged guilty by the court of violation of
ins law ami sentenced i was nut to take
osca in ir.o employ oi tne company
Mr. Quackenbush than snoke ud to ih.
effect that at tha oonfeienoe with Mayor
Mltchel and Chairman Btraus the ques
tion of taking back men who had been
adjudged guilty of crime whs dlscuased
and those men had expressed the view
that those things should not ba made
th subject of a apeclfio clause In the
agreement, but that a general clause
should he Inserted which would ttva the
company dlrtctlun and contra) af tha
men In matters relating to efficiency. '
"If there Is any lack of agreenunt
bout what tha compact really means," ,
said Mr. Quackenbush, "we are perfectly
willing, of course, to hava It go back
to a conference with tha Mayor and
"There Isn't anything but what Is clear
to us," explained Fitzgerald.
Hedley's Hands Tied.
Mr. Hedley explained he wns simply
acting under Instructions from tha board
of directors, and hs coutd do nothing.
Tnen Mr. Frldlger and Mr. Quackenbush
entered Into a discussion regarding the
Interpretation of the phrase "without
prejudice," and the clause regarding
"I understand," said Mr. Quackenbush,
"that every man was to be put bark In
hit place without prejudice, because of
his having left the service, and that the
only exceptions would be thct relating
to tha maintenance of the efficiency of
the sen Ice, and that tha men would not
be discharged because of any action
tnken prior to the settlement, but, If
men had actually, violated the law of
the State, had been adjudged In n court
of the Ktnte, guilty of a violation of the
law, then that was a matter or subject
Impairing the efficiency of the service
which came fairly within the construc
tion of tha clause which provides that
matters relating to the efficiency should
r,ot be arbitrated; and tha Mayor pointed
out that -dispute might arUe whether
such a matter related to efficiency and
I said that I waa aulte willing to put In
a clause to arbitrate whether It was or j
"What I want to know." said Fit,
gerald getting down to the point. "Is
whether Mr. Hedley has the authority
to adjust with us or who had the au
thority, whether It Is tha board of di
rectors or tha president"
"It lies with the president end the
board of directors." said Mr. Hedley.
Mast Meet To-day.
'Then," said Fltsgerald. "It Is not a
question of fourteen men being dis
charged. It la a question of many more
things than thla, tha whole agreement.
So to be clear, Mr. Hedley, I ask you t
srrange for a meeting of the board of
directors with us to-morrow. If ws can
not get It at that time we will proceed
to tha Mayor and tha chairman of the
Publlo Service Commission. I do not
wish to hava misunderstanding regard
ing the period of time In which we have
requested thts meeting to take place."
Mr. Hedley said that practically even
member of the board was out of town,
but ha would try to get In telephone
communication with the men and urge
them to meet. The meeting then ended,
Mr. Quackenbush got In touch with the
directors by long distance telephone and
later announced that the meeting would
ba held this morning.
Tli" discussion yesterday had to do
only with the charge of a flagrant viola
tlo of the agreement. In the mean
time I'resldent Hhonts had been In re
ceipt of n letter from President Con
way of the union, containing twenty
six demands for higher wages and bet
ter working conditions for the men on
the green car lines. He sent a letter
to President Conway, Informing him
that Mr. Hedley had been authorised
to meet the union committee on Satur
day morning at 11 o'clock.
Slaher Auks Delay.
Similar demands also had been served
on the Third avenue. Vice-President
Maher wrote a letter yesterday asking
an adjournment until next Wednesday
of a conference on the demands. His
request was granted.
GIRLS ARE BEATEN
BY UNION PICKETS
Dressmaker's Employers For
cibly Prevented From En
lerinjr Madison A v. Shop.
Several girls w-er beaten nnd more
than hslf the employees of the dress
maklng ettabllshmer.t of Wolf A Shul
hof. 105 Madison avenue, were fur'lhly
prevented from going to work yesterday
when it strike was culled because .1eei'
Wolf refused to compel them to Join the
Waist and Dressmakers I'nlon.
Pickets leathern! In front of the build
ing, blocking the doorway. Illustrating
the rough method" employed by the
pickets, vewrnl of the Rlrls exhibited
badly bruised arms and ihnulders. As
'a result of this Intimidation less than
half the forv reached the workrooms,
When the cmMoycei were riueitlnncil
'by a Sun reporter they all said they did
not care to Join the union, but wore per
fectly satisfied with the conditions under
which they worked. They confirmed the
statement made by Wolf that he did not
discriminate ngalnst' union labor ami
cave his employee nil the benefits en
Joyed by unl hi shops
The strike was called, the employees
'd. nt the tntlgatlon of tho union.
There weie only seven union members In
the establishment. So far as could be
ascertained yesterday neither the union
nor any of the girls had submitted nny
list ni grievances.
Mr. Wolf Issued a statement through
his attorney, W. Ilertram Samuels, of
II') Hrosdwiiy, In which he sild:
I am willing to recognise the union
when 51 per rent, of my employees are
members of the union. At the present
time they hao no grievances nnd tell
me they do not wish to Join any union.
I tnalie no discrimination agalnut union
labor, but I refuse to comptil any of my
eni:ce:t to Join a union If It Is against
Althoush Mr. Wolf refused In make
any complaint, it was learned that
through his counsel he Intended making
a formal demand for better pollco pro-
lection. Hamuels said that with adequate
police protection all tne girls would
work nnd the action of the union would
have no effect.
BRITISH DENY TRADE SPYING.
Mall Censorship Not Meant to
Seise Commerce, Kiiitiassy Maya.
Washington, Aug. 17. Tho British
Kmbaasy made public to-night a state
ment designed to show that the super
vision of malls wns in no sense, used to
benefit Hrltlsh trade or apy out evrrets
of competitors. The statement says:
"A auaplclon appears to have been
aroused In the I'nlted Htatr that the
Hrltlsh I'cneorshlp of ma IN la being nnd
as a meanw of rapturing American trade
and American markets by utilizing the
trade secrets of neutral nrms and that
such Information Is being communicated
by officials of his Majeeity'a Government
to private persons In the United King
dom with this object.
"Any such use of the censorship Is
directly contrary to the policy of his
Majesty's Government and contrary to
their orders. Ills Majesty's Government
will be glad to receive at any time vl
duuee thut such an offence has actually
GREEK ATTACHE ARRESTED.
Italians gelse OMolat Papers and
Athens Ordrrs Inqalry.
Lonpon, Aug. 17. An Athens despatch
to the Kxrhunge Telegraph Company
says that an attache of the Greek Lega
tion In Uerlln waa arrested by Italians
while on his way to Berlin and illplo
math.' papers In his possession were con
fiscated. The Greek Minister at Rome, the dea.
natch says, has been Instructed to Uka
up ma matter with the Italian Government.
It is the same
al t over tho world
IN SIX ASSAULTS
Continued from Ftnt Page.
war, dwells upon the Improved prospects
of the Allies, nnd contends that although
the Herman spirit In unbrotten the legend
of German invincibility has been dissi
"Still, we are far from the end," he
writes. "The Herman armies hold on to
their old extended fronts and do not
hesitate to waste life without counting
It. and still maintain their establish
ments at their full etrerwth.
3,000.000 More Germans.
"The Hermans are not noticeably
short of men, nor are they likely to be
during the real of the year. The class
of 191" lias not been extensively drawn
upon for drafts, and the Kilt class stands
behind. Ttn-re arc nleo recovered
wounded In large numbers, and the Her
mans' many prisoners and vnst numbers
of the populations of the conquered areas
have been forced to work, to liberate the
Germans who are fit to, fight.
"With thesn resources It Is unsafe to
count upon less than 2,000,000 men still
available for drafts, and each yvar the
new clar called to the colons odds 40t.
ooo cr ROO.ono recruits, Our lliimlan
nnd Italian allli have wiped up the floor
with the Austrian armies, but the Ger
mans still stand behind them. We must
enttrtaln no Illusions that breaking down
the German power will not bo still a
long, costly and difficult affair."
HALT MOVE ON TRIESTE.
Violent KlKhtln .t for Peaks
Still Held Ity Anstrlnn.
Home, Aug, 17 Tho Itnllnn advance
upon Trieste has halted. The Important
peaks, Monte Ban Danlele, Monte San
Oabrlele and Monte Ban XIarco, to the
north and east of Gorltz are still rftld
by the Austrlans. and the Italian line on
the lsonzo from Gorlts to Tolmlno,
must be straightened out before the ad
vance can continue.
The next violent f.ghtlrg Is expected
to be In attacks upon these strongly for
tlf'.id mountain peaks. The Italiuna are
confident they will full within a few
days. Then the advance to Trieste will
On the western part of the Carso
Vtutcau the Itnllnt.s are fighting fiercely
to silence or capture the heavy Austrian
gunn which oppose the march to Trieste.
Tile emplacements fer these b'g gun are
of e teel and concrete, each gun emplace
mei.t a fort in Itself,
In taking one of thess positions by
storm on Monday the Itnl.ans offered to
let one of the Austrian gun crews sur
render The Autttl-ini- flourished a
mandolin In derision, to signify the
fpltlict they ofien apply to the Italians,
"Just mandolin players."
The Italian Infantry detachment
limited and bayoneted the whole gun
BRITAIN TO LIMIT
EXPORTS TO SWEDEN
Guarantor Against Iteship
ment Demanded To
IiNfio.v, Aug. 17. A proclamation is
about to be Issued prohibiting the ex
portation to Pwedn of nil commodities
except on presentation to the customs
officials of a lliredlsh trade commission
It is explained that tho Swedish wur
trade law of 1910 makes It illegal for a
Swedish Importer to furnish nn exporter
In the United Kingdom-with Informa
tion us to the disposal of goods. The
exporter therefore Is often ubllged to
admit he H unable to furnish evidence
that he has taken reasonable precau
tions to luure that the goods exported
by him have In fact reached the dratl
nation specified when the goods were
shipped, nnd through no fault f bis
own, but owing to the operations of the
Swedish law he becomes exposed to
Not to Br Iterxiiorted.
It has become necessary, therefore, to
rnnko nil ovports to Swtden. with u few
minor exieptlons, dependent upon the
production of n guarantco signed by the
Importer nnd sanctioned and registered
by the proper department of the Swed
ish Ooirwncnt to the effert that both
the goods and their products will not bo
At the Foreign omen It Is hoped that
the new me.iMlici with tegird to trade
with Sweden may paw tho way to the
strengthening of the blockade.
The piesent trade agieemen between
tho two nations nppllei stilrtly to ex
ports from the I'nlted Klnsdom, and
Sweden has declined positively to make
any iigncmentH with regatd to InijHirts
from other nations. Imports from other
nations Into Sweden, however, must still
puss through the block'ido, ami In the
event Hint Sweden Is not willing to
grant additional guarantees, It Is said
at the Fouign Office that further meas
ures nuy be ncresfniy.
The Foreign Office officials Mltnltted
there was some Justification In tlm view
taken by the llngltsh press that tha new
measure was to some extent retaliatory,
but stated that It was more correct to
dercrlb,- It as legalising ths position of
As foodstuffs, metals and other raw
matt rials lire excluded from the Hat
covered by the guarantees. It Is esti
mated that only fnm 21 to 25 per cent,
of the total exports from Kngland to
Hwedan are affected by tha new measures.
FOR LILLE EXODUS
German Officer Says English
Artillery Caused, Removal
of tho Civilians.
BgftMM (by wireless to Say villa), Aug.
17. A German officer who until recently
was an aide-de-camp In tha Lille dis
trict of northern France has given the
Overseas News Agency service an ac
count of his experiences during the "re
moval of tha civilian population from
Lille," which action has been criticised
by the press In hostile countries.
"The main reason for sending a part
of the clvtllan population from Lille,"
tlm officer says, "was that the town was
being furiously shelled by the Hrltlsh,
who do not show the regard for French
cities that the French artillerymen do,
their reckless destruction of French
houses and monuments being resented by
the French civilians In Lille.
"In addition there had been much dif
ficulty In the distribution of food In the
congested districts of the city. There
fore civilians from the densely populated
worklngmen's quarters wero sent away.
My no means all civilians were sent ;
only those from tha quarters mentioned.
"These civilians were not forced to
leave, but were notified by proclama'
Hons of free labor awaiting them. The
proclamations stated the wages that
would be paid and gave the assurance
that food would be provided. Members
of families wero In no cases separated.
All departed on military wagons for
their destinations where they were al
lotted to communities after an agree
ment had been reached between the mili
tary commanders and tho French
"In everj town and village the mayors
were either those Frenchmen who were
found In service upon the arrival of the
Germans or, If theso had left, the
mayors wero other Fienchmen.
"The Journeying civilians were fed by
a Bpnnlah-Amerlcan committee and
eventually by the military authorities.
They found lodgings prepared for them
upon their arrival. They are doing
agricultural work together with French
furmers and German soldiers.
"Nobody has complained regardng the
work or of Insufficient food, but on all
sides It Is ngreed that the open air lire
has had the host of effect upon tho fac
tory hands coming from the crowded
city where they were without sufficient
sunlight or air. I personally have
travelled In the district and knew of
only one case of a complaint, this being
by n worklngmun who wished to return
to the city because he could cam higher
wages In the factory there."
BRITAIN NOT SPECULATING.
Aarrlraltnral Mlnlatrr Exonerates
.Nation for High Wheat Price.
London. Aug, 17. In reference to the
recent discussion of th high price of
wheat, which has bee.i attributed In
some nuarters to specula'lnn here end
In Chlnigo. Sir Charles Orlutd, Parlia
mentary ruder Secretary to me iiosrn
of Agriculture, advances the opinion
"peculation In this country has had no
great Influence. The subject Is being
Investigated by the Government.
Sir Charles In reply to a question In
'The Hoard has no reason to think
that stocks of whbnt landed or on pas
sage are being unduly held off the mar
ket or that the present price or wneai
In any material degree Is attributable
to speculation In this country. The sub
lect of the present and prospctlve sup-
plies of wheat Is receiving close atten
U BOAT WARFARE ON
AGAIN, SAY FRENCH
Xpw Cnmpnien Follows Feb
ruary Note to U. S. Al
lies to Retaliate.
Paris, Aug. 17. Germany's ruhmarlne
.varfarc ngnlnt merchant ships It again
In full swing, according to the naval ex
pert of the 7ip'.
The Temps declares that this new sub
marine campaign follows the Herman
rote to the I'nlted States of lVbruary
10. In which It was said- "Merchant
hlps canylng guns cannot be consld
ered ns peaceful ship."
Accoidtng to the Temps, the Hermans
are now acting under this notice. It
h.ijs that thiee days ago the Italian ship
Plata repulsed with gunfire attacks of
an enemy submarine.
The article concludes with an em
phatic declaration that a similar course
will be followed by other commanders
of allied merchant ships, undismayed by
"the muider of Capt. l'ljatt."
Say Whltglft Was Snak.
Lonpon. Aug 17. "The Hrltlsh
steamer Whltglft, previously reported
tnlsalng, 1.1 now- understood to have been
torpedoed nnd sunk April !," says
Lloyd's. "Tho i-olc survivor was a Japa
nese," 'I he Whltglft sailed from Almerla,
Spain, April 12 for the Tyne, and was
last reported as leaving Cilbraltar April
13. She was a vesel of 4,397 tons, and
was owned 111 lAjndoii.
Will He Heiumeil To-day on El.
change of Commodities.
Ilcnt.lN (by wireless to Sayvllle), rtUg.
17. The Herman nnd Swiss Uovtrn
ments will resume negotiations to-morrow
In regard to tho exchange of com
modities, the conferences ut Paris hav
In June fiermany demanded that the
Swiss Huveriiiiitnt permit the exporta
tion of cotton and foodstuffs collected
by Herman agent, slating that If the
deumnds wero not complied with Hcr
many would prohibit exportation of coal.
Iron and other materials essential for
Swiss Industries. Tho Kutente Allies ob.
Jci ted to the exportation of certain sup
jiIIch to Herinany and the SwKs authori
ties sent representatives to Paris In an
effort to compose the difference.
CHAMPION SCULLER KILLED.
l.lrut. fllnlgaalla of Italian Army
Falls on Cor so Plateau.
I.ONDON, Aug. 17. Lieut. Giuseppe
Slulgnglln of Como, Italy, Ii.ih been killed
in the lighting on tha Carso Plateau,
saya a Central News despatch from
I.li-ut, Rlnlgnglla won ths Diamond
Sculls at Henley In 1914.
GERMAN IRON OUTPUT LARGE.
Iluraanla Contracts for 35,000 to
HO, (IOO Tons of Halls,
n:ni.iN (by wireless to Sayvllle), Aug,
17, The Herman Iron production, ac
cording In the Overens News Agency,
was l,l34,noil tons during July, lis
ngalnst 1,047,000 tons last year and 1,
6(11,000 In 11)14.
The Humanlan State Railroads have
contracted with the Herman Steel Works
Union for from 25,000 to 30,000 tons cf
rails, says the same agency,
CZAR IN DEADLOCK
Russians, in Fierce- 12 Hour
Attacks, Fail to Fierce
GERMAN GUNS GIVE AID
Fctrograd Adds 7,506 Prison
ers to Total in Car
London, Aug. 17. Itusslnns and Teu
tons ara deadlocked In Gallcla and In
the Carpathians. Stubborn fighting la
reported In tha latter region, but without
The taklnc of many more Austrian
prisoners, with much booty, Is announced
by ths Ituaslan War Offlco to-day. These
new raptures are to be added to the
figures announced yesterday, which In
cluded S5S.000 prisoners. Gen. Sakha
roff In his most recent operations In the
Carpathians took 191 officers, 7.30S men,
29 Iteht field pieces, 17 heavy guns, 70
machine guns, 25 bomb throwers and
mors than 14,000 sheila.
The Austrian official statement, tele
graphed here from Vienna, aays that the
Austrlans withstood Russian attacks of
the greatest vigor In massed forma
tion sgalnst the lines of Gen. von
Hoehm-Ermolll between l'erapllnska and
I'lnlskl. The attacks United for twelve
hours, but tha Ituenlans could not pone
trate the Austrian entanglements ex
cept at Manapoa, whero they got Into
the first trenches, but were thrown out
by the reserves. German artillery took
part In the battle.
Aastrlans to Draw Back.
A despatch from a correspondent with
the Husslan armies on the central front
predicts a retirement of the Austrian
In ths centre of tha long line from Vllna
to I'lnsk because of Ituaslan successes In
Gallcla. The despatch follows:
"The continued success of Gen. Rrusl
loffs two powerful movements, which
gradually are enveloping Kovel and Lent
berg, have begun to have a marked effect
on the situation In the central portion of
the front which, except for small Hus
slan gains In the lake region south of
Iivlnsk, has remained viitually unal
tered since the Ilusslnn fell back last
autumn to the line from Dvinsk to the
"The Austrian line now has receded so
far before the repeated thrusts of the
Southwestern Husslan forces In south
ern Poland and Gallcla that the Ger
mans are In danger of a flanking moe
ment from the south an 1 the automatic
retirement of the forces opposed to the
"Despite the desultory bursts of ac
tivity at various points Husslan officers
ay there are mmy Indications that the
Germans are prepared to abandon their
present line on this part of the front
at any moment.
Kager for Poland Action.
"Tie correspondent made a week's
tour along the front comaianded by Gen
Alexel Evert from Lnke Naiocx to the
region of Ilaranovlchl and found the
Husslan poldlers most anxious for nn op
portunlty to advance as soon a the com
mand Is given. The armies commanded
by General Kvert are the same which
crippled by a shortage of ammunition
and aupplles, were foiccd to surrender
a large part of Poland n year ago.
"Commanders who brought back only
broken remnanta of their divisions to the
present portions now are In chnrge of
splendidly equipped units. Tho men
share with their officers the determina
tion to recapture the ground lost In Po
land. "A corps commander who showed to
the correspondent a huge supply of am
munition and material ut the disposal of
ore part of the force encaged m this
section of the front raid. "We have
enough ammunition stored away ta take
us to Berlin.'
"The soldiers seem to ba plentifully
supplied with wholesome food and are
living under the best sanitary conditions.
They arc surrounded by comforts and
conveniences comparable to those at a
model American summer camp. The
spirit and fighting strength of the Hus
slan noldlers appear to be very high
and the troops confidently expiict to oc
cupy their original Quarters In western
"Compared with conditions prevailing
a year ago the percentage of disease on
this section of the front Is declared to
be appreciably lower. Not only has uni
versal vaccination and personal cleanli
ness, which aro now Ins'sted upon, re
moved the danger of epidemics, but In
dividual cases of a disease of any sort
aro said to be rare."
LONDON SUITS HALT FOR UNITY.
Will I'anse Tilt War Ends Mrs.
Pankhnrst Assails Asqnlth.
Lonpon, Aug. 17. Tho Natlonnt Union
of Women's Suffrage Societies, of which
Mrs. Kawcett Is president, has resolved
to refrain from pressing the nmenilmcnt
to the registration bill because of tho
national need for unity during the war,
The union affirms, however, that thla de
cision In nowise effects Its determination
to obtain full rights of cltltrnshlp for
womon, which It declares will be more
than ever necessary In the reconstruc
tion that will follow the war,
Mrs. Pankhnrst fulmlnntcs against
Premier Asqulth In the Kuffrngrtte, the
party newspaper, and accuses him of
using the women's cause to dish the
soldiers and sailors out of their votes.
"We Indignantly resent the Premier's at
tempt to exploit for his own Political
purposes the women's cause, of which he
has been nnd Htlll Is the determined
oncmy," she writes.
TEN JAPS KILLED IN CLASH.
Chltirsr flfflolnls Illume Nipponese
I'rdli'rs for llueoauter,
Pukin, Aug. 17. Chinese officials ns
sert the clnsh on August 13 nt Cheng
Chlatun between Japanese and Chinese
soldiers was caused by the resistance of
Japanese armed pcdlers w horn the Chinese
endeavored to expel fiom Mongolia to
prevent them from selling weapons to
Mongolian outlaws. Tho right of Japa
nese troops to enter Mongolia Is denied
by the officials.
The casualties In the encounter
totalled fifty among the Chinese and fif
teen nmntig the Jnp.inese, ten of the
Japamse having been killed.
H0LLWEO TO FEED EMPIRE.
llunilesrn t li KmpiinrM t'huncrllor 1
to Distribute Meut.
Itr.RMN, via London, Aug. 17. It Is
officially announced that n chang; which
has been vnteil by the Hundcsrath In tho ,
proclamation of March 27 concerning
the dltrrbu?lin of meat empowers the
Irrpi-rlal Chancellor himself to under
take the distribution, which hitherto hus
bien lell to communities.
Tho regulation forms the bnals of
measures for the distribution and con
sumption of meut fur ths whole empire.
GERMANS CLOSE CHILE MINES.
Properties Produce Per Cent, of
Sulphate of MitKiirsln.
Hastiaoo, Chile. Aug. 17. Gcrmm
producers In t'hlle of sulphate, of mag
nesia will close their works nt the end
of the present month.
The mines to bo shut down yield
about IS Ver cent, of the total Chilean
export of this product.
Iliiltrnu to llrsiitnt- Ocrmi Trips.
The sightseeing yri- lit lla'ycon, which
. tempo,ir,!y had ill. out lined her short
ocean trips, will resumo the service front
the Hnttcry to-day at 1 so P. M. Kol
lowing the Hlack Tom explosion In Jer
sey City tho trips wero abandoned for
Ho nib llxpliMlc III Seattle.
Fevttik Aug 17. T mbers In Pier
P wete blown down and an mljicent
I shack was destroyed to-day xWieri a
bomb placed near tho Mreet end of the
p'or epto,li'd Tbe pli r Is owned by
the l'.irltic foast Steamship Company
The verdict about a cigarette is best decided
by the remembrance of smoking it.
You have nothing but pleasant recollections
after smoking a Natural made by Schinasi
Simply because Schinasi Brothers know Turk
ish tobacco better than anyone else and put only
what they know to be the best grade of Turkish
tobacco into Naturals.
That was the way they started Naturals in
America a quarter-century ago.
And that is the way they still keep Naturals on
the top rung of popularity.
For a Quarter of a Century,
Made in the Schinasi Way
the Quality Way.
n ..MN' 9
We keep 'em chasing
Another revision o
prices has just added to the
quantity of suits which are
now extra-attractive at $20
Incidentally, many are
weights you can wear well
Rogers peet company
at 13th St.
at 34th St.
at 41st St.
From Migraine or
Dr.J. J.Caldwell taystbat thla cured.
Ingly distressing disease dots not abort
en life, hut does not appear to be cura
ble. Sufferers from this affliction art
condemned to undergo the periodical
attacks every fewweeka until they nre
forty years of age, after which the sttscti
aro less frequent, and Anally illsarpeir
entirely. Palliative meatures during tli
attack are all that It Is possible to iui.
geat, whllocare In tha diet la the btn
preventive measure. An attack nm
often be prevented by taking too arm.
knranla tablets when tne nrt symptomi
appear, and one anll-ksinnla tablet
every two hours during the attack hor.
ena It. eases the pa.n and brings ret and
quiet. Antl-kamnta tablets tuarheoh.
talned at all drugtl'ts. Atk tor A-K
Tablets. Ttiey quickly ulleve ell I'sin,
WOMAN MOTORIST KILLS BOY.
I.rnplna From Truck, Jumps
In Front of llrr Car.
"Jimmy Connors, 10. of 10 I'ortr
third street. Corona, Queens. Mole a r.dt
xcstcrdoy on a brewery truck driven bj
John Hlmbcrand of !t0 Third axenut,
The truck was on Astoria road, rear
Junction avenue. Corona, when the
driver looked around und the lojr
Jumped off. He leaped into the path (f
an automobile onr.ed li .Max Ib-iida of
SS St.ito Mrvet, l-'iuelmig, which wan U.
n; dr.veti by h. wife. Ilrfure Mr.
Itendix could top or turn ! le the .ir
struck the lad and ran over him A
j fractured skull c.ued his death an Ivur
later In tho Musiiltu Hospital,
llnrxnrd Itril Cross t'nlt !iills.
The I-npliind of the White Star I.'ra
xeMcrday carried nway for I.e.n 1
tho third llarvurd Ited Cross u-"
which will takt; thu place of the '
nrevlim.. lllillH. whrm l.lm. nf n. v v
1 hnvi" oxplrcd Tho contingent. In 'tuut
j of I)r llanlel KNke Jones, Included tea
' surgeons nnd twelve nurses,