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In a final effort to preventa strike, 1
Sec'y of Labor Wm. B. Wilson held
conferences here with Samuel Gom
pers, pres. of the American Federa
tion of Labor, yesterday. Neither
would talk after the meeting. Labor
men said Wilson merely talked on
the rail strike as an incidental topic.
GERMANS AND BRITISH IN A
London. Repulse of several small
German coutner-attacks against the
British positions east of Pozieres an
nounced. Germans suffered severe losses,
British retaining newly-won ground.
Elsewhere on Somme front there
was no change in the situation last
night. German artillery bombarded
the allied line from the Ancre to the
Petrograd. In face of most stub
born enemy resistance, Russians
continued advance on Lemberg and
captured strongly fortified Austrian
positions south of Brody.
Along the river Koupee, energetic
enemy attacks were repulsed with
severe losses. In southeast where
Austrian have been reinforced, Rus
sian cavalry detachments were again
forced to retire.
Berlin. By successful counter
attack German troops have recop
tured portions of trench near Poz
eres which was temporarily lost to
New York. Liner d'ltalia docked
afte rbeing chased by three German
submarines; three American aboard.
Thought to have sunk one subsea
boat with defense guns.
London. Crest ot important ridge
west of Martinpuich is now firmly in
British hands. Entrenched on newly-won
heights, immediate objective
of British offensive, city of Bapaume,
is now less than 7 miles away.
Village of Gpurcelette, where Ger
mans erected strong defensive
works, completely levelled by ter
rific fire of British.
On eastern, front Austro-Germans
under supreme command of Field
Marshall Von Hindenburg are at
tempting to resume initiative from
Volkynio to Bukowina. Despite
heavy Austrian counter attacks,
Slavs have made another successful
drive against enemy's front south of
Brody, where they captured six vil
lages. In Carpathian fighting, where
Austrians have been reinforced, Rus
sian hne has been under attack since
Turkish force routed by British
east of Suez canal has been driven
back distance of 18 miles. Fleeing
Turks have now been entirely clean
ed from Antia-Ummisha basin.
Paris. French fire checked two
violent German attacks on northeast
front of Verdun last night Germans
were repulsed on sectors of Thiau
mont, Vaux and Chapitre before they
were able to debouch from their positions.
NEW YORK CARS RUNNING ON ,
COMPROMISE AGREEMENT t
New York, Aug. 7. Belief among
city officials, street car heads and r
labor officials that 'the street car
strike would be ended today entered j
a certainty late this forenoon. ,
Police officials were so confident ,
the agreement reached between
union leaders and Pres. Shonts of -the
"Green car" system would be rat- j
ified that policemen were told they ,
could expect to resume interrupted t
vacations beginning tomorrow. The j
police camp at Ft. Wadsworth will
resumed Monday, Commissioner an-
This forenoon only 655 out of the
normal 2,404 cars on all systems of 4
the city were operating.
Right of the me nto unionize, but j
not formal recognition of the Amal- ,
gamated Ass'n of Street and Electric
Railway Employes is understood to
be the chief point agreed upon.
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Mt. Clemens, Mich. Jos. Nalas- j
kowski, Chicago, dead. Auto acci-ia.