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(Full Report on Pago Two'.)
. NUMBER 9088.
WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 18, 1916.
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IW GET INTO FIGHT
iWrttary Grew, of Amerioan
' Embassy, to Have Interview
' , With Chancellor Monday.
QETS COPY OF ORDER ISSUED
tafluiry Declared Informal and
, Berlin Press 'Awaits Out
come With Confidence.
MERLIN. Nov. 15. Secretory to the
AJMrican Gmbuty Grew has requested
a interview with the Imperial chan
cellor In response to Instructions from
Washington for information as to
.transportation of 'Belgian workers to
flhnnany.- The Interview probably will
bo arranged for Monday.
; Grew, already has discussed Informally
with the foreign office the transfer of
the Belgians, and has been given a copy
C the odera as originally Issued, Urow
M personally following all of the details
of these. measures.
'The Berlin press took notice today
that Draw's efforts wero entirely In
formal, pointing out that the united
States Is simply desirous of obtaining
in racts in me matter.' Newspapers
state the outcome of the secretary's In
terview, with the chancellor is awaited
REPRISALS URGED FOR
EXILING OF BELGIANS
lagland Indignant Over Alleged
"Enslavement" of Men of Nation.
LONDON, rfov. 18,-England today Is
Making soma means of reprisal against
Oarmany for "enslavement" of Belgium's-
. Not stooe" the execution of Miss Edith
Cavell haa there been such a wave of
putar Indignation as that which Is
sweeping the country over fresh details
of the Teutonlo plan of giving employ
ment to the Belgian civil population by
deporting1 them to Germany.
.ft is realised that with the United
States rests the only hope of Interces
sion to prevent a clean sweep from the
desolated nation of all Its manhood.
Stories of fathers and sons parted
forcibly from their, wives and mothers
and other loved 'ones by' German sol
disry have served to fan Indignation to
a fever heat. '
300,000 BJen Affetced.
Three hundred thousand malo Bel
gians, ..above the age of seventeen, are
affected by the "employment" orders
from Berlin. So far at least 43,000 of
these have been transported from their
homes to Germany, that they may be
gtven employment, according to the Ger
The transfers are taking place at the
rate of SLOW a day. Information today,
reoelved ' via Holland, asserts pleas
avail nothing and that In several In
stances, where those pleas were more
than usually forcible, German command
ers ruthlessly enforced their orders and
In addition Imposed further tax burdens
as an example to those who opposed the
The town of Tournal, It was declar
ed, had been fined 200,000 marks
($50,000) for "arrogance without
precedent" In thus opposing the em
Copies of the notice to the Belgians
requiring their assembly at certain
concentration points for this weed
lag out of 'able-bodied workmen have
bfean recoved in Holland.
They vary In different localities. All,
however, promise steady employment
at .good wages and permission to send
money from Germany to members of
their, families In Belgium. Some
Sromtse employment shall not bo un
Although no alternative Is specified
in those ofAclal notices, Information
received in Holland Is that German
officers have backed up these notices
with verbal threats if the conditions
are-not accepted able bodied Belgians
can expect Imprisonment.
The mobilisation for this deporta
tion 1s proceeding with true German
thoroughness. .Men forced to respond
to the assembly calls are examined
carefully. Only the able-bodied are
requisitioned and exception la grant
ed to priests and certain town of
ficials.' The conference now In progress In
Paris between representatives of all
the allies Is looked to by the publlo
to formulate some action regarding
the Belgian situation. Word received
from Farls today said the conference
had already taken formal cognisance
of the matter and was debating ;t pro
gram, of economic and military re
taliation. DEUTSCHLAND HELD
IN PORT FOR PROBE
Only Slightly Damaged, But Must
JfETW LONDON, Conn., Nov. 18,
The German super submarine
Doutschland, In spite of Its collision
with the tug T. A, Scott, Jr., could
again attempt her voyage back to
Germany at once.
She waa only slightly damaged, and,
if repairs are made, it wilt not he
necessary to take her into drydock.
When she' will prepare to leave Is
something that will not be discussed
by' Captain. Koenlg nor members of
his craw.'. It will not be for several
days, for the Deutschland must re
main In port until United States
authorities have completed an In
vestigation Into the accident which
resulted in the loss of the convoy and
five of her orew at the start of tho
homeward trip yesterday.
Taking of testimony may consume
several days and the decision may be
reserved a day or so longer.
CapL Frederick Hlnach, the only
. man .aboard the tug, who was rescued,
r will testify today. He la agent of the
North German Lloyd Steamship Com
It is helleved here that the accident
will be attributed to bad judgment
by Cant. John Gurney In steaming
ahead of the Deutschland instead of
remaining at her aide.
MRS. WILL IRWIN,
Formerly Miss Ines Ilaynea Qllmore.
ABLE TO RUN NATION
Mrs. Will Irwin Lauds Efficiency
of Those Left Behind to
NEW YORK, Nov. 18. "If all
the men were to be killed off,"
said Mrs. Will Irwin, formerly Ines
Haynes Qllmore, on her return from
battle fronts of Europe, "one gets the
Impression In England that the women
would be perfectly competent to-carry
on tho work of tho nation alone." '
A taxl-plrate at Verdun, making a
fortune out of war correspondents, was
a thorn in the flesh to Mrs. Will Irwin,
until she found out that the pirate waa
a woman, ony of the army of women
working In Franco.
Pretty and Plucky Pirate.
"That girl had a head as hard As
noils," she laughed, "but she waa so
pretty and plucky we couldn't be as
angry as we had been Vhen we
thought It was a man floeclng us. She
has organized a livery trust which
controls all the business of tho war
"Tho most Impressive thing In France
Is tho way tho affairs of the nation
are being carried on by the nation's.
mourners. At our hotel not a dny
passed that some one did not hear ot
a husband or brother lost at the front,
but wo never failed to get smiling, per
fect service that was a constant mar
vel. We were ashamed to cry ourselves,
because they were bearing their sorrow
English Hide Sorrow.
"In England they are even more In
clined tb hide their sorrow. One gets
a pretty little letter from a friend, who
Is coming up from tho country to spend
a few days In town, a,nd It will be so
pleasant to see her old friends again,
she writes. There Is no hint In the let
ter that she has lost every ono of her
six brothers in tho Dardanelles."
There Is one great difference between
tho women of England and those cf
France, according to Mrs. Irwin that is
a difference in efficiency In running
"In England one gets the Impression
that If all tho men were to be killed off,
the women would be perfectly compe
tent to carry on the nation alono," she
HUGHES GAINS 74
IN FRISCO COUNTY
Complete Tally Not Expected Be
fore Next Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18.-Charlea
E. Hughes' not gain was recorded at 71
today when tho election commissioners
of San Francisco county completed their
official canvass or all but forty-nine pre
cincts In this county.
It is expected that the official count
here will be finished Monday, but that
It will lie Tuosday or Wednesday bo
fore the registrar has completed his
tally sheets. A similar delay Is ex
pected In Los Angeles county.
When Secretary ot State Jordan will
conclude his tally Is uncertain, but It
probably will be In about ten days.
Ban Francisco,' Los' Angeles', and
Alameda, are tho only counties which
havn not finished their 'official can-
Ivass. Last United Press tabulations In
dicated a minimum plurality tor wnaon
or 3,750 in the State.
Contracts for eight destroyers, au
thorised by the last naval appropriation
bill were awarded today to the Kail
River Shipbuilding Corporation of
Qutncy, Mass., and six to the Union
Iron Worlts Company, Ban Francisco.
The Fall River contract Is for 11,100,000
for each destroyer. While the first four
of the Union Iron Works will cost 11,190,
000 and the last two 11,186,000 each.
This completes contracts for eighteen
of the twenty authorised, but It Is
undecided whether tho other two shall
he bu,llt by contract or a navy yard.
Allied Warships Hunt
For German Submarine
NORFOLK Va Nov. 18. Allied war
ships are hunting the ocean for A Ger
man submarine reported by several
ships as being from 160 to 250 miles
east of the Delaware capos. All pass
ing ships are spoken by the war craft
for information, and ono reported that
the submarlno had circled about her for
FINDS BRITISH WOMEN
Georgetown Plays North Caro
lina A. and M. Eleven 3t Hill
YALE TACKLES PRINCETON
Biggest Event on Western
King Football reigns today on many
a gnldlron, as the waning days of
autumn are upon us.
The Tale Bulldog tackles tho
scratching Princeton Tiger, Harvard
battles the victorious Brunonlana,
who have yet to lose a game. Penn-
hsylvanla is at Ann Arbor for the
Quakers' annua,! contest with tho fe
rocious .Wolverine, peeved at their
defeat by Cornell n week ago.
Over at the Hilltop, Georgetown's
triumphant gridiron machine faces
North Carolina A. and M. In what Is
considered the biggest home game for
the Blue and Gray. Georgetown' an
gered at losing Its opening tuaslo to
the Middles, will today seek to outdo
the Sailors by bettering their CO-to-O
score against the aggies from Ra
leigh. N. C.
Out at Broottland. Catholic Univer
sity plays the' strong Muhlenborg
eleven, and the Red and Black has
many Injured stars on the side lines.
However, Coaoh Nellsen Is hopeful
that his second-string men will de
velop under the pounding they will
receive and force tho visitors from
Pennsylvania to show more thsn they
nuu uiua r o win me victory.
BULLDOG AND TIGER
Yale and Princeton Play Forty
First Annual Game.
By H. C. HAMILTON.
NHW YORK,. Nov. 18. Tho Yale-null-dog
stands a fine chance of losing an ear
this afternoon at Princeton; also, the
Princeton Tiger Is stfll wondering what
kind of a guard he is going to use to
keep the Bulldog from matching the
Harvard knot in his tall with one of
the New Haven brand.
It All depends upon the chewing or
tall-knotting abilities of the football
teams which represent Vale and Prince
ton. The game today will be the forty-first
meeting between the two rivals. Of
tho two-score contests which havo been
woven into history the New Haven con
tingent has won Its full share, and has
lapped over n bit. The Tiger has had
some mighty hard luck or poor football
Dope Favors Princeton.
Strictly from a dope standpoint Prince
ton Is favored to win. The Tigers are
better conditioned, have had tho easier
schedule, and havo. the best team since'
the days when Sam White used to pick
up footballs and humiliate Yolo and
Harvard with a single sprint over the
challc lines. ....
But It Is Impossible to convince a
Princeton student that a jinx makes an
annual trip Just to be present at the
battle between Harvard nnd Princeton,
and they believe nothing but super
natural luck will stop a Yale victory. A
rrnwd'uDwards of 40.000 la exnected In
Palmer stadium. Weather conditions
Yalo's Backfield Good.
Yale has a backfield which sticks
out all over the place when compared
with Princeton's. No men like Le
Gore grace the Orange and Black
training table. Neither are there any
nimrterbacka with the ability of:
Smith at Old Nassau. The forwards
(Continued on J'age Fourteen.'
UTILITIES BOARD IS
Three Ask to Be Present At Future
Conceding the right of the commis
sion to fix a fair valuation of the
properties of the street railway com
panies before ordering universal trans
fers, Edward S. Brashears, Charles B.
Campboll, and William F. Hummer,
through Attorney E. Hilton Jackson,
today filed with the Publlo Utilities
Commission a petition asking lhat
they be advised of any hearing oi the
subject In order that they may pre'
sent "such considerations as In their
judgment may aid the commission in
reaching a conclusion alike just to the
public and the common carriers In
volved." The petitioners say they are of the
opinion that universal free transfers
may be ordered without violating any
rights tho companies have acquired
by virtue of their charters. They are
Informed, they say, that the net earn,
ings of the companies, as shown by
records filed with the commission are
such as to Justify the commission In
adopting such an order..
A public heading will be held by the
commission on the transfer question
following the hearings on the valua
tions of the properties of the street
Says He Killed Woman
In Spat Over Kitten
WILKESBAnRE, Pa., Nov. 18. John
Btauch, who pleaded guilty to the mur
der of Mrs. Susan Petram and left it
to the three Judges of tho county to
decide his fato, testified that a three
days' "spree" and a quarrel over a kit
ten led to tho mm dor.
'The court Is taking testimony to es
tablish the degree or guilt.
Utilities Board Moves to CoWeot
Penalty for Refusal tb Issue
$200 EACH FOR 100 DAYS
Capital Traotion Company Ab
solved From Liability for
Change in Fares.
Suit against the Washington and Old
Dominion Railway Company to compel
the payment In fines of 120,000, In ad
dition to tho cost of the suit, 'for alleged
change In schedule and rates without
authority of the Public Utilities Com
mission, was filed by the commission
In the District Supreme Court today
through Conrad H. Syme, general coun
The refusal of the Washington and
Old Dominion Railway Company to Is
sue transfers from the south end ot
the Aqueduct bridge, to the lines of the
Capital Traction Company, and to ac
cept transfers from Thirty-sixth and M
streets to the south end of' the bridge
Is the basis of the suit.
What Declaration Say.
The declaration sets forth that not
withstanding the willingness of the
Capital Traction Company to give and
accept transfers "the defendant has
continuously refused on each and, every
day from August 9, 1316. to the date
of the filing of this suit to comply with
Its ustabllShed schedule and rate of
Tho proceedings are entered under
paragraph Mot the publlo utilities act,
which provides that no chance shall be
made In any schedule. Including sched
ule of Joint rates, except on ten days'
notice to the commission.
Directing attention to paragraph S5.
which provides a penalty of CD0 a day
for rofusal to obey "any lawful re
quirement or order made by the com
mission." it is alleged that the number
of violations tt the date of the filing
ot the suit is 100.
Action Follows Hearing.
TimIav'm nrtlnn follows heArlnir bv
the commission to, .give the Washington
and Old Dominion Railway Company
and the Capital Traction -Company' op
portunity to show cause why the trans
fer arranxoment permitting a continu
ous ride to nnd "from the south end of
tho Aqueduct bridge on payment of a
atnglo are should not be conntlnued,
and why tho. companies should not be
held liable to fines provided by the pub
lic utilities act for "canceling their Joint
rates filed with the Public Utllltes Com
mission without authority of the com
mission." Capital Company Absolved.
The Capital Traction Company ex
pressed a willingness to continue the
transfer arrangement, but said, that
such arrangements could not be en
tered Into without the consent of the
Wsshlngton and Old Dominion Hall
way. Osders absolving the Capital Trac
tion Company from responsibility
and directing the general counsel to
begin proceedings against the Wash
ington and Old Dominion railway
later were Issued. The Washing
ton and Old Dominion railway
declined to participate in the hear
ing further than to present through
Its general counsel, Wilton J. Lam
bert, n statement excepting to the
Jurisdiction of the commission.
DEMOCRATS GAIN ONE
MEMBER IN HOUSE
Respublicans Now Have 216 As
Democrats have added one member
of the House to their list In North
Carolina. Latest news from the count
In Congressman Brltt's district is to
the effect the Democrats have been
able to count a majority against-him.
On this basis, the House stands 216
Republicans to 313 Democrats wlh
The extreme closeness of the situa
tion makeB It Impossible to UU until
counts In all close districts are set
tled which sldo will organize the
At present, the small group of mem
bers not ofathe Republican or Demo
cratic party Is moro In tin lime
light than ever because It holds the
balance of powor as tho figures stand
Announces the Date for
Navy Yard wage Hearing
The Navy" Department today set
December 7 as' the 'date for hearing
tho wago claim of mechanics and lab
orers at tho Washington Navy Yard.
Representatives of trades at the
yard will be given a hearing on the
recommendations of the Wage poard
for the scale of pay during the next
calendar year. Tho Wage Board will
submit its report to the Navy Depart
ment In the Interval between now and
December 7. '
All navy yards and 'shore stations
will be given hearings by Assistant
Secretary of the Navy Itoosevelt be
tween December 5 and December 10.
The dates set for the hearing are as
follows: Boston navy yard, Decem
ber 0; Washington Navy Yard, Decem
ber 7: New York navy yard, Decomber
12; Philadelphia navy yard, December
13; Norfolk navy yard, December 14:
Charleston, Key west, Pensaoola, and
New Orleans, December IB; Naval
Academy, Indian Head, and Pacific
Coast stations, December 10.
Ruth Law Again Postpones
Chicago-New YorK night
CHICAGO. Nov. M.-Ruth Law. avia
trlx, again postpone her flight to New
York today, and announced she 'would
leave Grant Purk at 4 a, m. Sunday.
Reports of bad weather In the Rast
caused her delay, Miss Law expects to
cut Carlstrom'n recent record In the
Chicago-New York flight
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s& isMnii mm
Deaf and Blind Marvel Who Brands
NEW LINEo TAKEN IN
Serbians Capture Half Mile of
Trenches From Defenders of
BERLIN (via Sayvllle wire
less), Nov. 18. Sanguinary re
pulse of Serbian and French at
tacks on the plains of Monastir
and re-capture of a mountain
summit previously, wrested from
the Germans by the Serbians
'were reported in today's war
PAM8, Nov. IB. The allied advance
toward Monastir continues. The
French 'official atatement today cred
ited the Serbian troops in this theater
of the war with capturing half a mile
ot trenches east of Cerna from the
Teuton defenders, and the taking of
Height 1,212, northwest of Iven, with
bloody losses to the Bulgarians and
The advance about Monastir Is be
ing made despite heavy floods. It was
The atatement also detailed an easy
repulse by hand grenades of a strong
enemy detachment which attempted
to reach French trenches at Blaches.
Six German aeroplanes were brought
down In air flights.
Russians Continue To
' Press Mackensen Back
PETROGUAD, Nov. lfe. Consistent
progress southward In Dobrudja Is
being maintained by the Russian
rorces against v leiu maranai von
MacRensen, according to1 the war of-
Persistent enemy attacks continue!
in the valleys or tbe Alt and Jiul, in
British Defeat .Fprce
of Indian Tribesmen
LONDON, Nov. 18. Defeat of a
large force of 'Mohamads on the In
dian border by British troops was an
nounced by the India omce today.
The statement saia a large numoer,
estimated at 0,000, had collected on
the border onDOslte Sht-Id-Kadr on
Tuesday. On Thursdayllrlttsh troops
attacuea mem, inniciing losses or urn
killed and many severely wounded.
The Mohamads have apparently with'
WILSON TO RECEIVE
LAD UK UCLCUA 1 CO
A. F. of L. Meri Pay Thdir Post
Organised labor will pay Its post
election respects to President Wilson at
6 o'clock this afternoon, ;hen the Presi
dent will 'receive In the East Room sev
eral hundred delegates to the American
Federation of Labor convention In Bal
timore, Samuel Gompers, president of (he
Federation, Is expected to mako an Ad
dress congratulating the President on
his re-election, and reminding him of
the great Interest which 'organised labor
felt In his cauao because ot tho Ad
ministration's support of the railroad
eight-hour hill and other labor meas
ures. The, President, It Is understood,
may reply briefly.
as False Report She Would
HELEN KELLER CALLS
Joins With Her Secretary in
Denying Report of Their Ap
WRKNTIIAM. Mass.. Nov. IS.-Mlss
Helen Keller, ono of tho world's most
famous women, who It was reported
was -soon to marry her secretary, Potcr
Faean. today officially denied the re
port, through her companion, Mrs. An
nie S. Macy.
Mr. Keller, mother of the blind
woman; Mrs. Macy, her constant com
panion since childhood, and Fagan him
self, united In denying the report.
In a statement today Mrs. Macy, who
taught Miss Keller to speak said:
"The story that my pupil of twenty
seven years Is to marry her secretary
or anyono else Is an abominable fabric.
Story of Marriage Untrue.
VI have been with Miss Keller almost
continuously ever Hlnce I tlrst saw her
In her home. In Luscumbta. Ala., twenty-seven
years ago, and during her re
cent Illness and mine, she has scercely
been out of my sight.
'Besides this, her mother has been
with1 Mls Keller ever since last June.
If she hsd any affection deeper than
friendship for her secretary or anyone
else, we would havo known of It.
"Tho story that she Intends to marrv
In a Nervous Breakdown.
Miss Keller and Mrs. Fagan both deny
tho story In every, particular and Mrs.
Keller and I know no foundatlop for It."
Fagan said that despite the statement
of the registrar of Boston that ho had
made application' for a marriage license
to wed Miss Keller, ten days ago, he
had never considered such a thing.
Miss Keller Has been suffering from a
nervous breakdown, and hod planned to
leave today on the Havannah Line
steamship City of Augusta, for the
South. Fagan end Miss Keller's mother
were to accompany her.
As a result of tho publicity given her
reported engagement to .her Secretary.
Mlsss Keller will not sail this nftcrnoon.
nmieau. wun ner moiner ana Mrs.
Macy. she will go to tho Adlrondacks
Monday. Fagan will sail this afternoon.
HUGHES PLANS REST
OF SEVERAL WEEKS
His Congratulations Await Result
of California Counf. .
NHW YORK. Nov. ls.-Charles K.
Hughes will leave New York today for
Lakewood, N. J where ho plans to
spend several weeks resting at Laurel-In-tho-Plnes.
. He will be accompanied
by Mrs, Hughes.
They will bo Joined later by National
Chairman" Wilcox and Mrs. Wlllcox.
Hughe and Wlllcox still arc nwaltlng
the nnulrcsdlt of the official count Ir.
California before sending congratula
tions to President Wilson.
Thinks Mails Wilj Be
Barred to Liquor Ads
Information which leads them to
think tht after March 4, Congress
wllr prohibit the use of the United
States mails for liquor advertising, Is
In the hands of the board of temper
ance, prohibition and publlo morals,
according to Clarence True Wilson,
general secretary ot that organiza
tion. This Information, It was stated,
would he made public at a mass meet
Irg, hold .under tho auspices of the
organization Sunday, November S6, nt
The muss meeting will be held In
WEDDING STORY FAKE
Wilson Planning to Take Per
sonal Part inThree'CornW
SEE ADAMS0N MONDAY
Author of Eight-Hour Act Says
Rest of Program Is to Is
President Wilson today Is prcparinjr to
enter personally the great thre-cor-'
nered fight between labor, the railroads.
,and the Government on proposals for
the prevention of strikes In this coun
try. Monday he will confer with Judge.
Adamson, chairman of tho House Com
mlttec'on Interstate Commerce, as to
the completion of the program he ad-,
vanced at the last session of Congress.
Adamson says this program will ha
pushed through as soon as Congress' re
convenes in December, and that It ma'y
be found Inadvisable even to await tho
report ot the Joint Congressional com
mittee authorized to make a searching,
inquiry Into the entire railroad problem..
With the .railroads a unit combating
the constitutionality of the eight-hour
law, with labor ready to fight proposals
for settlement of industrial disputes by
legislation, and with members of Con-
I Kress widely divided on these questions
me railroad prooiem threatens to em
barrass seriously the smooth operation'
of legislative machinery at this session.
There are as yst four proposals in the,
President's program of strike settlement
and prevention to be acted upon if he
holds to his original program. Them
, Four Proposals. j
First Proylsjon for enlargement'
nnd reorganization of the Interstate
Second Approval by Congress 6f
consideration by the Interstate Com
merce Commission of Increases, when
justified, In freight rates to meet such
additional expenditures rendered
necessary by udoptlon of the eight
Third An amendment of the exist
ing Federal statute which provides
for mediation, conciliation, and arbi
tration of industrial controversies,
by adding a provision that In caao
present .agencies should fall, a full
public Investigation of the merits of
every dispute shall be Instituted and
completed before a strike or lockout
may lawfully be attempted..
Fourth Glvinc the President pow
er. In case of military necessity, 40
take control of such rolling- stock of.
tho railroads as mav be required for
military use, and granting him au-
inuruy 10 aratt mio military service
sucn train crews and admlnlstratlva
officials aa circumstances require. '
On all of these proslons, which
were embodied In his 'last message to
Congress, but which ailed of conoid-,
eratlon at that time1, the President
will meet with vigorous opposition,
either from within Conttres or from
While official Washington does no!
anticipate a railroad strike growing
out of tho present situation. Congress-.
man Adamson declared today Con
gress will act adequately In the rail-:
road situation If It comes to a strike,
The whole trouble." he said, "ft
that the railroads want an Increase
of rates and haven't got It. They
were willing to give an elght-houii
(lay If they got such an increase and
how they're going to fight, because
they dldn'f. get It.
FIND NEW ANGLES IN '
R. R. LABOR PROBLEM
Chamber of Commerce o'f U. S.
Members for Anti-strike Law.
With new angles of the railroad cspli
tal nnd labor controversy thrusting
themselvc, forward dally, the National
Council ot tllo Chamber of Commerce
of the United States still Is wrestling
with the question today.
An .executive session of the council
was lield at the Wlllard this morning,
and there was Informal discussion of
the different remedies proposed In the
series of addresses before tho council
It Is the. 'feeling of leading members
of the Chamber that tho meeting hers
will havo a good effect in stirring pub
llo sentiment to the idea that the time
haa come. If America Is to bo a real
foctor In world affairs, and If the se- .
curlty of tho people Is to he assured.
When the groat body of tho public will
have to be protected by adequate legis
lation from the effects of the clashes of
railroad capital and labor,
Public, Interest Paramount.
Declaration by President Van Hlse, of
Madison University, that "the public in
terest Is paramount" Is heartily Inr
dorstd by many' members of thi''
Meantime, the assurances from
Judge. Adamson and statements of
others In Congress that It will a.ct
on tho railroad situation are In som
The results ot the forthcoming con
ference between the President and
the heads of the brotherhoods are
awaited with Interest and anxiety. ,
It Is hoped that the brotherhood
heads will take tho view after seeing
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