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SIXTEENTH YEAR. NO. 26 1.
Wody of Casement Is Denied to Kin NVILSON TACKLES STRIKE CRISIS [THREATENED STRIKE OF 400,000 RAILWAY MEN BIGGEST PROBLEM YET FACED BY PRESIDENT WILSON Matter Now Directly Before Him For Action ASKS CONFERENCE WITH CHAMBERS Situation Loaded With Political Dyna mite By ROBERT J BE X HER \Btaff Corrcspundei.i L'mled Press.) WASHINGTON, Auk. 3. Presi dent Wilson today requt sted a con ference with Commissioner Cham bers, of the United State* board of mediation and conciliation, presum ably to discuss the threatened t-trlke of the Big Four brotherhoods of railway men. which would cause a nationwide tie-up of transportation. A problem "tremendously danger ous in both Its economic and politi cal aspects'’ faces Pn Id* nt Wilson In the threatened -trike of 40O,i>VU railway trainmen, according to ad ministration officials today. The matter is now directly l ofr.re the president In th* form of a let ter from Chairman Harry er, of the railway commit t nlt - ed States Chamber of Commerce The latter urges an "inquiry on be half of the administration to In vestigate tin- impending crisis. Scores of Informal requt ts for ae tlon also have been received. However, until the trainmen's Strike vote in counted exported Aug 7 —the president probably will decide no course of action Front an economic standpoint, the Honllntirtl on I'ngr Ught) First British Wounded 'At **♦ **h fIK IviiormoUi* rrowtlH followed the first ambulance loaded with wound ed soldiers from »h«* great British drive In FYancr. An these ambu lances left Charing Cross station women followed and throw bouquets Into them, covering thn wounded EXPLAINS BAO'PHONE SERVICE Uan’t Keep lip With Growth of C ity, Says Ollicial HELP PROBLEM ALSO A FACTOR Months of Training Re quired to Make Op erators Efficient While officials of the Michigan State Telephone Cos. acknowledge that the service in Detroit is not as efficient as it snouid be, they prtv i aent reasons for conditions which j tin*) believe ought to satisfy the most exacting subscriber. 'The marvelous growth of Detroit j caught us In the game state of un i preparedness ns was the case with ! other public utilities," said J. \V. j Bradshaw, traffic superintendent. ) "The city has grown so rapidly, and j the number of persons using tele phones increased so enormously, that It has been difficult for us to keep pace with necessary new* equip ment. "As you will observe, when I take you around the building. «> are con stantly nddlng to our plant. "Then the help problem also Is an Important factor. New operators (lontlnHol on I’rnr Klgk|) RESTRICTION OF ISLAND TRAFFIC ISJ’OSTPONEI) Restriction of aut< mobile traffi*? on Belle Isle will lx- deferred tinti 1 next year because the present out ing season has but three weeks more to run and the city adminis tration do«»«i no* feel warranted in adopting hasty regulations for to short a time. The postponem n nt will afford op portunity for careful study of the ' automobile problem it. the park, and i before it Is reopened for the 1917 season, adequate limitations will be worked out. A series of public hear ings probably will he held during the wlnler to get the sentiment of tho public on what regulations should be put In force. This course was recommended, Thursday, by William T Dust, com- 1 inlsslouer of paika and boulevards, and Mayor Marx in the de lay. Mayor Marx expects to have def inite traffic rules for the temporary Belle Isle bridge ready within two days The bridge L practically ready within two days. Tin* bridge is practically ready to he opened to the public and may be put in use by Monday. City Engineer Hebert H. McCor mick, Thursday, disputed reports circulated that the temtnnm spnn Is unsafe, and declared it afar more sturdy structure than the old bridge destroyed by fire. He nuid state ments that the bridge railings are fragile are Inaccurate, as they are constructed by heavy timber? with heavy wire netting strung between the framework. The draw will be operated by hand for several weeks, ss it has been found Impossible to oldnln currnei f or the eioctr.lc apparatus by the time the bridge Is ready for tise rUylhiK ■ tk> plala a.at kla4-that to rilkt—Tksti Jab D«rt.—Mala DETROIT TIMES SLEUTHS THERE WITH BOTH FEET Detectives Make Good Showing In Pedal Clinic CHIROPODISTS GIVE ADVICE Foot Needs Plenty of Air and Sunshine, Says Expert if Detective? William Black, George Smith and Fred Fromms think wiih their feet, they are pretty good sleuths, according to the diagnou*of foot doctors in the clinics of the National Association of Chiropodists, held in the ball room of the Hotel Slatler, Thursday morning •Skilled chiropodists like Dr. Kmst (Continued on I'nxr l.lglitl WOMEN HAVE ROWJVER BAG Cabaret Singer Is Arrested After Altercation In Hotel Lobby A silver mesh hag claimed by two women resulted in a heated alterca tion between Mtss Helen Smltt and Miss Ann McCarty, the latter a cab aret singer, in the foyer of the Ho tel Cadillac, Saturday night, und had its clltnax in the arrest of Miss Mc- Carty, Thursday morning, on a charge of larceny Miss Smltt lost the purse, Satur day night, .it Westwood lun. she saw a bag hanging trom Miss McCarty's arm that l;*>tied like the missing article, and following the singer from the Cadillac to a atreet ear. snatched the bag from her. Th-n she followed her in her auto mobile and. obtaining her address, made complaint in Justice Inlaw’s court. Miss McCarty pleaded not guilty and examination was set for Aug. 5. Bond of ffiOO was required. Miss Met arty slnga In the Hotel Cadillac. THE WEATHER. Pol roll und vlrlnltn Thar.riav nlshi ...... i• i. .I. probably tkandrr aiurmo and moderate aoatbvreatorly Mlaila. iowrr Michigan i Probably (ban der ■ lortim Iliarado> night and Fri da y. I>prr l.obeai Moderate and rnr- Inhle «lnd« and oeenaianal thunder • boner* Tburadn, night and Friday. Lower l.nbeai Moderate aenthweat and weal nlniUi fair nmtber Tbara day nlghti Friday thunder abewera. TOnAPI TFMI’KH %TI'RK4 0 a. m sn to a. m Nl 7 a. nt . 0H || a . at MS * •- *** IS noon . as TT I p. at HI lllabeel temperature tbla date In tbe pa*t 4| tenet. IM In Itneit, lit In WOT. One Vt-ar am todayi llliliett tem pera to re. 77 1 law eat. d«i mean. 71 1 el it n.l) neither with l.ttl larbea of rain | henty thunder tlnrm. rtae ana ael a Tburaday nt 7i4n p. m. nnd rl.ea nt RiSM u. mi. Friday. The niibn aeta nt Tt.M p. m Three thousand afreet cleaners, re pair men, garbage collectors and other laborers employed by the city of Cleveland have had their pay in creased 60 cents s <Uiy. THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1916. Casement Dies By the Noose Roger Casement, former knight, who was hanged Thursday morning, following conviction on the charge of treason. REMAINING MOOSE ARE BAOL_YSPt.IT Have No Program of Action As Confer ence Opens MAJORITY NOT FOR WILSON INDIANAPOUB, Ind , Aug. 3 The three-way spilt that divides the remaining Progressive party leaders was emphasised today with the ar rival of representative Bull Moose (Contlnaed on Fife Kl*hn SPREAD OF CAR STRIKECERTAIN NEW YORK, Aug 3 —Tie-up of the 1,291 cars that operate on the 460 miles of surface tracks on the New York city railways within 12 hours, seemed certain shortly be fore noon today when the confer ence, called by Mayor Mltchel, be twen union and company represon tatlves. failed to reach an agree ment. Eight thousand men are nf fccted. Such an addition to the lines on which strikes already have been de dared would bring the total mileage directly affected up to 1,010, the number of cars up 2,148, and the number of men to 16,800. Recognition of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway employes was the point on which the conference struck a snag. Union leaders insisted upon such recognlllon. President Theodore 1’ Shonts, of the New York city rail ways. refused to admit' even that the men are dissatisfied. rrlntla* —(be |>la!a aeat 111 a 4—thsf •s right—TSiaa Jafc Dapt_Mata 4SSA. WILL OPEN NEW BEACH ON MDAY Accommodations For 100,000 Provided At Head of Belle Isle OLD SHELTER IS UTILIZED A temporary bo thing lieach that will accommodate 100,000 persons will be thrown open, Sunday, at the head of lielle Isle to relieve conges tion at the main oath house and provide lor many who have been forced to forego water sport. Commissioner Duet, of the depart ment of parks ,u>d boulevards, an nounced, Thuroday, that the horse shelter at the head of the inland has been converted into dressing room quarters, but that taithers rauat fur nish tbelr own .swimming suits and towels for the present. Shallows extend <>,009 feet Into the river at the ttmpornry beach nnd the park commissioner pro* notinccd it ideal ior bathing, except for boulders which would have to be removed were the city to decide <*n :« permanent l>each at that point Tram-j/ortation to the temporary beach In afford <*d by the water works park and Connors Creek-ave, ferry boats, and Commissioner Du*t announced the inland busses also <-an reai h the head of the island Special policemen will b« detailed for duty at the new bath house. The department of pnrkn ha* en deavored to purchase enough addi tional bathing suits to &nr.omr>odH'e crowds nt the tip of the park, hut Dust raid It was found impossible to obtain a supply. Detroit Dank Clearings, Detroit bank clearings for Thurs day were $9,141.403 60. Total clear ings for 1916 to date were $1,195,- 900,276.59, as against $795,605,297.03 for the corresponding period In 1916. U. S. SENATORS CONDEMN HANGING OF CASEMENT; REBEL DIES BRAVELY AS CROWDS MINGLEGROANS AND CHEERS SUBMARINE ELUDES FOE WARSHIPS Deutschland Safely At Sea, Reports Tug Timmins IS SUBMERGED AT THE CAPES Nearest Pursuer Was Then Five Miles Distant By CARL n. GROAT (Staff t orrespondmt United Press.) NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 3. —Some- where in the direction of Germany, safely past the Allied warship pa trol, the submarine merchantman Deutschland is boring her way through the Atlantic toward her home port or Bremen. up ports coming from Hampton Itoads indicate the pioneer stibma* ri"'- blockade runner liar not poked her pe-lacope aoove the water since she submerged near th<* capes last night. At that time the nearest British wnrshly was five mile* dis tant, .according to the tug Thomas P. Timmins, which accompanied the Deutschland aw far ns the capes. Expectation of a thrilling chase and perhaps some sort of a fight In connection with the Deutschland's departure was disappointed. Folks on shore saw nothing and sightseers who filled big and little harbor craft saw little more. In the dark of the night the Deutschland slipped out to the boundary ed r‘ of the United 11 on (I nurd on I’ncr Flghn BANKER SLAIN IN BENTON HARBOR ____ Two Men Sought by Authori ties For Death of I’ontorao BENTON HAKBOR. MU h . Vug 3.—Tilt men were sought by the authorities hero today In an effort to throw light on the killing hero Tuesday of Ilrnrv Pontrrno, former Chicago banker. Pontorno was found shot to death on a lonely I country road near here It Is be Ueved the murder may have been committed by so.no enraged depos itor of Pontorno’s prl.aio bank, v.hlrh failed In (’itlrogn last vear. MERCURY JUMPS TO 91, THURSDAY Torrid weather visited Detroit again, Thursday, before the city scarcely had time to recover front the fl.* heat w«ve. when the m r cury reached DU degree. Starting at f.N at 6 a. m., the offirlal ther mometer, at 1 p. m. ( registered 91 degrees, and another hot spell I seemed Imminent. * If signs do not fall, the second h< u* wave will be short lived, how ever, for shortly after the noon hour. I the* skies were blnckenlng and the official weather prediction was a thunder storm for this evening I’rtnllnv —*plntn n-«l kind—that Is ilffet—l'imr* J«»b -Male 443 M. FRENCH WIN IN BATTLE AT VERDUN Fortress Once More Is Chief Battle Center BRITAIN ONCE MORE RAIDED Little Damage Done By Teuton Bombs, Is Statement PARIS, Aug. 3<—ln air re connaissance on the Somme front, Sergt. Chainet, of the French flying squad, yesterday bagged two German aeroplanes, making a total of eight so far brought down by him. His ex ploit was announced in an offi cial statement today. Another German aeroplane, It was stated, was defeated in an air combat near Chauny. By ED. L. KEEX. (StafJ Correspondent united Press.) LONDON, Aug. 3. Fighting around Verdun today again took the renter of Interest In the daily war reports. Frank admission was made in the Berlin official statement that French attacks at three points against tbe encircling German lines around the fortress city had been successful. From the Berlin and Paris war of fice reports it appeared that the French activity In this sector al most partook of a general offensive movement against the German army of the crown prince. Berlin admit ted French troops yesterday gained (Continued on I’ngc (eight) WOMAN OF 75 AND DAUGHTER HELD AS SHOPLIFTERS Mrs. Frances Jenczkrwlzez, ngrti . 73, of No. 114 RP. Joseph.gt., was nr ' rested with her daughter. An'.a, 35 years old. Wednesday afternoon. In Crowley, Milner & Co.’s department store hy Detective McKenzie, Roche nnd Hurczyk, charewd with stealing goods from the counters. When the officers searched her home they found goods valued nt scoo.$ c OO. The aged woman has been arre»ted be fore on the .-;a?ne tharro. The late Poller Justice Gainey once rrdered i her committed to the county house ' nt Elolse after listening to a pitiful j tnl*■ from her about having no home. I’rlnfliiK —the plntn neat kind—thnt ’ I* rfaht-—Tlntc, Job Pep!.— Main 47.20. Railroads Placed Beyond Power of States By Hughes’ Decisions; They Like Him —DECLARES BASIL MANLY BY BABIL M. MANLY. Noted Economic and Political Ex port, for The Times <Th(s Is tha Inst In Vfsnly’s series of artlclsf. breaking the silence of Htlent Hughs* In these articles Manly, by quoting verbatim fr rn IMSCBM in't supreme renrt dsctsl ri* of Hughs*. lava o*r* tbs actuating principle* hy which ths mind of Charles E Hughes operates.— Editor) Charles K. Hughes’ decisions as supreme court Justice and acts as New York governor entitle him to the railroads' support for president. As governor he vetoed the two cent fare and full-crew bills. ONE CENT. “I Died for My Coun try,” Are Last Words of Chief WOMEN RIOTERS ARE DISPERSED Irish Kneel In Prayer As Bell Tolls For Leader ~ WASHINGTON, Aug. 3.—”Wa expeot barbarism from barbarU ana,” declared Senator Martina today, excoriating Great Britain for its execution of Roge Casa ment. Senator Phelan, of California, declared Casement had dona nothing to condemn him In the eyes of the world, and that the refusal of the crown to reprieve him had been a serious blunder. ny U\ITED PRFSS. LONDON, Aug. 8. —Roger Casn> ment paid penalty for treason to* day with his life. He was hanged at Pentonvllle prison at 8:07 a. m. today. Ten minutes later his hody waa cut down, life being pronounced extinct. The Irish leader’s last spoken while he waited fearless for the drop to be sprung, were: "I die for my country," The Rochdale barber, Ellh, tha , prison's regular executioner, sprang the drop after he had adjusted Uu hempen noose—not the “rilken cord” which the for- ter knight had hoped up to a few weeks ago would be granted an his Instrument of death, in accordance with the an cient privilege granted men of liU title. The hanging was witnessed only by officials of the prison A largo crowd waited outside the grim gaol and when the bell announced the law’s satisfaction there were a few cheers. Intermixed with groan*. Several Irish women standing at the rear oi tnc Pentonville lull at tempted a demonstration, led by an Irish member of parliament, but were quickly hustled off the scene by guards It wa« said that Casement went calmly to htu death, b*d by a Catho lic priest who ministered to him when he retlrej last night for tin* la*t tiiue, nt 10:30. and when he arose early today. The Irish leader (Conltnurit on rn*«- Eight.) Oils Cut Further. LIMA. 0., Aug. 3.—A1l eastern oils up and down the Ohio valley declined 10 cents per barrel today with Pennsylvania and Southeast ern Ohio at 1:1.40. Kentucky olla declined 10 cents for Somerset and five cents for Ragland. Printing—lke plain seat kind—lint I* right—Time* Job Hrat.— Main lAX*. As Justice he has concurred In de cisions that: (1) —State and nation can exercise no control over railroads except In the narrow field of tr 'portatlon. (2) —Private shippers cannot re cover damages when their busi nesses sre ruined by illegal rebates. (3) Congress and the federal courts can wipe out stats railway laws and commissions tbst compel rate reductions, (4) Railroads in determining “reasonable ragns” ran include la (OMltaaM ea rag* Twei