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CONGRESS MAY FORCE RAIL
FACTIONS TO ARBITRATE
Washington, Aug. 18. Talk of
compulsory arbitration as last means
of heading off a railroad strike was
heard in congress today. In event
the president fails to bring about a
settlement, some senators adminis
tration men included believe con
gress should enact at once a compul
sory arbitration measure that could
be made effective before the brother
hoods had time to strike.
President Wilson was asked today
by heads of railway brotherhoods to
modify the proposal he submitted to
640 members of general committee
as a basis for settlement of dispute
with railroads. '
During the day the president pre
pared a statement for the people of
the country outlining in detail' the
course he has pursued in attempting
to bring about a settlement of the
RAILWAY TROUBLE COMES TO A
HEAD OFFICIALS OBDURATE
Washington, Aug. 18. The rail
way wage conflict, with the threat of
a general strike hanging oyer all pro
ceedings, appeared likely to come to
a head before today ended.
The railway presidents came in a
more or less hostile mood. Their in
clination, frankly expressed by some
of them, was to support the position
of their managers who have declined
to accede to the president's proposal
that concession of the eight-hour
day (at present ten-hour pay) be
made the basis for settlement, other
Issues then to be investigated and
settled by a special commission.
TRAINMEN ENCOURAGE WILSON
"Yours for an eight-haur day and
time and a half for overtime."
Thousands of telegrams worded
like the above will probably be pour
ing into Washington addressed tq
President Wilson before the day is
A Chicago trainmen of the Penn
sylvania's Fort Wayne route sent the
first of the telegrams and his fellow
trainmen took it up.
An effort will be made to have ev
ery one of the 400,000 trainmen in
America send the telegram to the
GERMAN COUNTER - ATTACKS
CHECK TO BRITISH DRIVE
Berlin, British troops pressed
back German first line southwest of
Hartlnjuich yestelday, but were re
pulsed in attacks north of Pozieres.
Petrograd. Threatening early in
vasion of Hungary, Russians have
pressed forward in Jablonitza pass
and are approaching summits of the
mountains. In Koromezo.
Berlin. Austrians continue to ad
vance in Southwest Bukowina.
Turkish troops have been rushed
Into Galicia to reinforce Austro-Ger-man
Paris. By powerful attack on the
northeast front of Verdun last night
the French completely recaptured
village of Fleury.
U-BOAT DUE IN BREMEN
New York, Aug. 18. German sub
marine Deutschland is due In Bre
men today if it makes return trip in
same time it took to come from there
A Boston liner reports sighting
the Deutschland in mid-ocean last
Saturday, only half way across the
Three new case of infantile paral
Alexander Home, 38I( federal pris
oner, escaped from custody by jump
ing from AuroraiElgin train, en
route to Chicago.
A. Donocnza, 10718 Torrence av.;
Jaa. Santry, 615 Avenue ft, and Ci
Deslon, 10708 Hoxie av., hurt when
auto fell over embankment at 119th.
..met Healey played host to 200
fcrs n Illinois Police ass'n at
Hotel La Salle last night ,