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Wilson’s Reply to The:?
Contentions Has
No Effect
Washington Confident
Great Strike Will
Be Averted
(Staff ('<*» rrtpun irnt United Prett )
WASHINGTON. Aug 21 - Big
railroad men of th* west hurrying
Into Washington today with the
•Ingle demand of arbitration'' on
their lip*, found F’resident Wilson's
answer awaiting them It la that
acreptanre of the right hour day
now and appointment of a rommis
alon tolnveetlgate all the arbltra
slon to investigate all the arbltra
ened railway strike. la the surest
mean* toward bringing about a per
manent, workable arbitration for
the future
Arrival of the western railroad
president.* and receipt of hundreds
of telegrams from commercial and
Industrial concern* all over the
country were the feature* of th**
first day of the second week of the
president's Intervention between
the warring railroads and railroad
brotherhood* The president* came
at President Wilson's Invitation and
the telegram* In part at least at
the invitation of the rallroadn
Railroad executive here made no
aecret of the fact that they were tin
ing up all possible business support
for their arbitration contention
The president made his answer
known In reply to one of these tele
grama—that from George Pope,
president of the National Aaaocla
tlon of Managers Pope declared 3,-
700 manufacturing organizations em
ploying 3.000.000 persons are utterly
dependent on uninterrupted railroad
service He urged the president to
prevent the threatened stoppage of
railroad service and at the same
time to maintain the principle of
Existing means have failed, the
president replied, and declared he Is
moving to strengthen the principle
of arbitration to that such a situa
tion can not arise again Regard
Ing the eight-hour day he said In
bis telegram to Pope, “the whole
economic movement of the time"
seems to point to It.
The opinion in Washington today
Is that demand* on the president by
the railroad heads for arbitration of
the eight-hour day question, there
fore, will not move him.
The railroad presidents already
here have shown little indication of
conceding this point, and the new
arrivals are even more vigorous In
their assertion that the concession
will not be made The conflict
would seem !o be irreconcilable, but
the feeling In Washington 1* unmis
fakable that In some manner the
itrtke will be avoided
The representatives r»f the broth
erhoods now consider themselves
more or le«s on the sidelines ft
has become a struggle between
President Wilson and the railroads,
for the time being they say. and
trsitlmsA *ii Pace Tfsl
Do the Voters Want Hughes
And War With Mexico ,
Or Wilson and Peace?
WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 21.
It 1* evident Candidate Hughes con
siders Mexico the «MkMl spot In
the Wilson defense for he has de
voted more words to It than to any
other subject since he opened his
A Meilran crisis fared President
Wilson the day he was Inaugurat
ed. Crisis has followed crisis and
each one has called for a decision
by the president. Involving the qiiea
tlon of peace or war.
The president has had to make
these decisions without regard to
their popularity or unpopularity He
has had to consider their effect on
the relations between this nation
and foreign nations, especially those
of Bouth and Central America He
has had to consider the future as
well as the present welfare of his
people, and last, but not least, the
tights of Mexico
I am betraying no confidence
when I say President Wilson's de
termination to keep this nation out
of war. at any price short of abso
lute sacrifice of national honor, has
\v , V \
Speakers At N. Y. Con
vention Score Mod
ern Thought
Cardinal Farley and
Others Deplore Sa
lacious Sheets
NEW YORK. Aug 21 —Bitter de
nunciatlon of directors of American
universities and colleges who “per
mit an alien radicalism to contam
inate at the fount the youth of our
country.'' was contained in the re
port of the national committee ->n
public morals made here today by
Fid ward Feeney, of Brooklyn, to the
fifteenth annual convention of the
Ameriian Federation of ( athollo so
cle! lea
Insist that the minds of your
sons be not debased,” said F'eenoy
‘ Steer clear of he school that tol
erates within Its precincts the
Pagan id**a of the materialistic con
repiion of history, either through
addled brained professors or the so
cialist ir chapter It is up to you to
demand that Marxism. Immorality
or disloyalty to the religion of your
fathers, or to your country, shall not
be tolerated In any form."
The Catholic theater ns a mean*
of solving the problem of regulation
of motion picture and photoplays
was proposed in the report The
seriousness of the divorce evil was
emphasized and states that permit
of easy divorce were scored
Anthony Comstock, late president
of the Society for the Suppression
of Vice, »■», lauded ns “a brave and
unselfish fight* r against Impurity"
In the report.
Feeney declared the persistent re
ports that the Catholics are trying
to gain control of the government
was the most ridiculous of rumors.
"It may seem strange that In our
country In this enlightened day
there can still he found men ready
*0 awallow the lie that ‘half a hun
dred It all * tin on the hanks of Tiber’
are plotting to steal away the liber
ties of the American people," he
In rloalng. Feeney appealed for a
greater Catholic unity and aaked
for more help In the work of sin
(('•■tinned on Pace Ten)
as inr.Ai. si mmf.r dhixk
lloreforit'a Arid Phosphate
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highly lieneflrln! and vitalising to the
health l*uy s bottle Adv
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Printing—the plain neat bltul—(hat
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been the keystone of the arch of hia
Mexican policy
It Is charged In the Republican
platform, and the charge is being
repeated In every speech by Hughes,
that Wilson has neither kept us
from war with Mexico nor saved
our national honor; that as the di
rect result of the vacillating Wil
son policy, conditions In Mexico are
worse today than when he took of
fice; that hundreds of Americans
have been killed and millions of
American property destroyed In
Mexico In defiance of our right
Unfortunately, both the Republic
an platform and the Republican can
didate limit themselves to s hitler
and sweeping criticism of ihe Wil
son Mexican policy, without sug
gestlng what should have been done
or promising whal will be done If
they get control of the government
Hughes has expressed a high re
gard for the late Huerta but has not
said that had he been president he
would have recognlxed him as pres
ident of Mexico.
Considering the well known pub
|Ositlsa»4 ea Page F»ar)
f -g- >AVttß><gV>,
Progressives and Standpatters
Suspend Feud During
LOS ANGELES. Cal, Aug 21.
Charles Evans Hughes was In Los
Angeles today and Progressive and
standpat Republicans declared a
truce In the political feud between
the factions during the candidate's
Mr Hughes expressed himself as
very well pleased with his recep
tlon at all points In the transconti
nental trip
Asquith Declares Germany’s
Terms Are Im
LONDON Aug 21- Germany has
shown no disposition toward peace,
except on terms dishonorable and
humiliating to aomc of ike Allies.
ITemler Asquith informed the house
of commons this afternoon.
The prime minister's stateemnt
was made in answer to assertions
by Under Secretary Zimmerman of
the German foreign office, who told
a Flunganan newspaper recently
that It was England that w-as block
ing peace.
Zimmerman's statement that Eng
land prevented her Allies from
showing a disposition toward peace
Is untrue, Asquith said. He re
minded the German foreign office
official that Germany has never sub
mltted official terms of peace
First Ra<*—s9*o, 2-year-old maid
en* 6 furlong* Haselnut, 113. F.x
horter tlmpi. 112; Butterscotch, 113,
t Hutu*. 112. Monotony. 112. Duchesa
of I.Uwsll. inn, Otsego, 112, Hturdee,
(06, Graphic, H>9; S*>l Mints. 112 Dy
son. 109. Dore. 109. Also eligible
Minnie Mehrene, 1011. Bittersweet, 105
Lord Fltzherbert. 112. Barone*.* 109.
Mella. 109, Henry flhurk, lon
Second Rare Moo, 3-year-olds and
up. claiming, mile Roy. 10*. xGala
way, 102. Fanella. 9*. Fleuron 11. 105;
Avolante. 99, xFalr Orient. 94, Spadix
99; Zudnra, 102. xCupld's Dart, 10ft.
Hoo* Hon. 107
Third Flare I*oo, 3-year-olds and
up claiming. 7 furlong* Good Shot.
10*. Mcßride 9*. Mausolus. 111. Re
nos Degree. M, Smithfleld. 10*.
xElerto, 9«. nkemua. lit
Fourth Race Allies' selling handi
cap, 1900, 3-year-olds and up. I'kth
mile* Father Riley. 107; Pell Roy,
102. Fountain Fay, jOS, Little String.
102. Aldebnran, in*. Hone. 97, Tokay.
Fifth Race I*oo, 3-year-old* and
up selling, * furlong* Par* and
Stars, 116, xPhrlatophln*. 104 ftolnla,
•9. Sand* of I'leanure, 10*. Droll, 109
Did Bob 99. Dignity. 107. xWanda
ritter, 10ft. Stout Hmrt. 112. Itlo Pr.v
*<**. 9D, tlm Wakely, 107.
Sixth Pare s*oo, I-year old* and
UP. selling Mile Nathan R. 104 St
('haricot, 111, Mia* Water* in*..law.
hone. 107. Waterproof, 10*;' First De
free. 107; Bala**, 10*. Penrock. 111.
olant. 107. Booker Rill. 107, First
Star. 104. Scornll. 10«; W W Clark.
10ft Also eligible Jluda'a Brother.
10ft; Hedge Rose. 101. Stir T’p. 117.
Mtlton Camp hell. 10*; Monocacy. 115.
Hastens. 110 New Haven 111.
Seventh Race- I*oo, 3-vear-olds
and up. selling, mile and 70 vards
«'ader*a, 107, Casaha. 101; xArlsto
• rat, 113 Ftepton. 103; Puss Around.
103, Booker Rill, 102; aJack Reeve*.
•4. Wodan, 1 Oft; xßatwa. M; xCol.
Marchmont, 10J. tßen Quince, 101.
xFlve-pnunda apprentice allowance
Will Wilson Ignore Lack
Os Legal Right and Seize
Roads If Strike Comes ?
If goverment operation of r; llroads
results from the pending strike of
400,000 railway mt>n, It will come In
spite of the fact there Is no existing
legal means by which It can be
brought about.
It may c.mic just as government
operation came in England, over
night, at the outbreak of the Euro
pean war.
It may come Just as the abolition
of slavery came without any legal
Will Woodrow Wilson do with the
railroad strike what Theodore Roose
velt was prepared to do with the
great coal strike’
On the answer to this—and some
other contingencies rests the ques
lion of whether government opera
tion of railroads may become an ac
complished fact.
Without any legal sanction. Rnose
veil was pre]>ared to Intervene in
the great anthracite coal strike and
operate the mines under a receiver
ship, using the regular army as the
When Roosevelt called George F'
Baer and John Mitchell and their as
goclatea, representing the mine oper
ators and mine worked. Into confer
ence Oct. 3, 11102. the coal strike had
paralyzed Industry, caused closing
of schools and public huildings and
threatened death and destruction
“I disclaim any right or duty to
Intervene in this way upon legal
grounds," said Roosevelt.
"But the terrible nature of the
catastrophe Impending over a large
portion of our |>eople in the shape
of a winter fuel famine impels me
to use whatever Influence I person
ally can bring to end the situation *
President Wilson called the two
parties to the railroad trouble Into
conference, when the ordinary chan
ncls of mediation failed.
The question Is: Will Wilson go
to the length that Roosevelt was
prepared to go In 1 <»O2 ? '
The question Is: Will Wilson then
he ready to go to the length that
Roosevelt was prepared to go’
That the railroads could he oper
ated by the government and the de
mands of the men met with ease Is
Indicated by the conclusions of a
man who has made a more exhaus
tlve study of the problem thsn any
body else In the country
In his volume on "Government
Ownership of Railways." published
1n 1910. Anthony Van Wagenen, au
thority on government ownership,
shows what the government could
“The rallwav* of the country,“ he
says, "could by a little expense arid
effort he largely Increased' in their
“Their capacity cotild he nearly
doubled by slight additions and svs
tematlc operation as one system
"By eliminating all dividends and
paying a reasonable Interest on the
purchase price, f 500,000.000 could be
devoted a year to Improvement* ”
The largest figure ever placed on
the possible cost of granting the
men’s demands by the roads them
■elves Is $100,000,000 a year If Van
Wagenen’a figure* are even approx
imately correct, this Is only one-fifth
MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1916.
of the amount that could be saved
yearly by government operation.
Should congress remain In sea
sion. and the crises become acute,
the president could no doubt
obtain the passage of a Joint resolu
tion authorising him temporarily to
take over the operation of the
roads, to Insure transporation of the
mall, movement of United States
troops, and supplies, and for the
general welfare.
The “general welfare” clause of
the constitution Is brosd enought to
stand much stretching if the admin
istration Is disposed to stretch It.
The ''interstate commerce" clause Is
also very broad
Highland Park Patrolmen Fig
ure In Triple Ceremony
In Buffalo
Cupid Is prolonging his stay at
the Highland Park police headquar
ters after capturing Patrolman Carl
FTvnn. who last week married Miss
Hilda Stephenson, who nursed him
through a long Illness In Harper
lieut. F'red Filmore. Traffic Ofll
cer Walter Drurnro and Patrol Driv
er James Flrnshaw, also were vic
tims of Cupid's darts and left for
Buffalo. Sunday evening, to marry
the Misses Anna Hogel, FYeda Dob
bertien and Bush, respec
tively. Miss Bush, formerly of De
troit, made the trip from Seattle,
Wash., for the nuptials. The other
two live In Highland Park.
Lieut. Fillmore has been five and
a half years on the force, and Is 39
years of age. Traffic Officer knimm
has been a member of the force for
three years, and is 2ft years old, and
Patrol Driver 'Emshsw has been
with the Highland Park police for
three years and 26 years old.
There are hut 10 unmarried men
now on the force.
Detroit end rlelaltri Vfoadar night
■ nd Tnesdar, nnaettlegf poselktv
■ hnrrrrsi cooler raeadan moderate
•oafberly winds.
Lower Mlrhlgeni Peealhlr ahowera
tonight nod Tuesday! cooler Taeaday.
• peer Liken Moderate to fresh
■oatheaat to aoatti winds end shower*
Mon its r night and Taeaday.
Lower Lakeai Moderate southwest
tn south winds and generall* fair
weather Monday night and Taeaday,
etreyt probably showers nad (hander
storms Taesdae.
•(•■best Irniyrratare tbls date In
pest 4.3 years. 1)0 In 1*73 and HMMt t
lowest. 441 In 1*417.
One tone ago todayi Highest tem
perature, a*t lowest, 4*i mean. *fli
rloadw weather with .112 Ineh of rain.
The ann seta Monday at 7>34 p m
and rises Tuesday at R>47 a. m.
The mean rises at tl>3l p. nt.
Charles E Hughes, Republican
nominee for president. Is scheduled
to spegk this afternoon at flan Diego
and tonight at lx>* Angeles
Showers and Cooler
Weather Promised
For Tuesday
Maximum of 96 Was
Two Degrees Below
Season’s Record
Sunday 4 a. ns 7*
* p m so B a. m 79
9 p. m HT 4 g. ra 7
10 p. m MA 7 a. us *1
11 p. m *4 Ha. ta M3
12 midnight . . N2 » n, in *«
Monday 10 a. a 90
1 a. m H 2 10 a. m (X)
2 a. as *1 11 a. as 90
3 a. iu 79 12 n»«n 92
Up to noon, Monday, three deaths
due to the intense heat of Sunday
and today were officially reported.
Two prostrations were also report
ed, and two near-drowningH at Belle
Isle, Sunday.
After scorching humanity all day
Sunday at a temperature that
ranged from 90* to 96. the weather
man got back on the Job again, Mon
day morning, and by noon had
forced the mercury up to 92 de
Weather Forecaster Conger of
fered some hope of relief In his pre
dictions for the day, however. He
declared that there would probably
be showers during the day and a
subsequent drop In the temperature.
Joseph Wexberg of No. 19 Bushey
st , died of heart failure when he
placed a cake of Ice against his
heart and chest after suffering all
day. Wexherg walked a block down
Mlchlgan-ave. with the ice in his
arms Arriving at his home, he col
lapsed and never recovered Wex
herg was 60 years old. married, and
a salesman for the H. Kramer Fur
niture Cos.
Max Belkackl, 34. of No 962 Rus
sell-st.. died In ihe receiving hos
pital. Sunday.
Andrew Marenik, 39. married, of
No. 286 Carapbell-ave., while sitting
in a second story window of his
home, lost his balance and fell to
his death. Sunday.
Charles Crellln, reporter on The
Times, was overcome by the heat
in a drug store nr Bagley and Grand
Rlver-aves, Monday forenoon, and
taken to the receiving hospital.
James Walker, No. 573 Brush st.,
was taken to the hospital Sunday
from a street car on which he col
lapsed. Hia chances of recovery
are said to he good
Reaching 90 degrrs above at noon.
Sunday, the mercury rose with
leaps and by 3 o’clock had gone to
96. The thermometer remained
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From left to right—Judge Albert R. Nortoni of St. Louis, J. H. H. Hopkins, of New Jersey, Henry M. Wallace,
of Detroit; Preeident Wlleon, Balnbrldge Colby of New Jereey, and Matthew Hale of Maeeachueette.
Resident Wilson entertained at luncheon ia the White House flee of the seren progress I rea of national fame,
who hare been named on a campaign committee to aid the Democrats In the national election. Thle photograph
of the party wae taken outalde the W'hlte House.
A. Foucault Charged
With Killing Two
Crime Was Committed
In Toronto Two
Years Ago
After working in Detroit for a
year as a teamster, Alphonals
Foucault. 42 years old. alias Allw*rt
White, was arrested, Monday, by De
tectives Ellonsteln. Kunath and
Creedon as the alleged rlayer of
two policemen In Toronto, March
10. 1914.
Foucault admit*, according to the
police, that he and his brother and
two other m»n slew the Canadian
officers after the vobbery of a butch
er shop. The thieves were sur
rounded and the officer* were killed
in a vevolver tight, which was fol
lowed by a second, in which other
officers were wounded. The brother
was captured, but the others es
caped. Foucault. aKCording to hit
story to the police, worked a« a
woodsman in the far north and fol
lowed a nunVber of other occupa
tions before hi* arterl
Foucault, who’Nra* considered a
bad man and was known to have
threatened to kill any officers who
attempted his arrest, was discover
ed by a description from the Cana
dian authorities. He has Leen liv
ing at No. 112 Howard-st.
American troops will not be with
drawn frcm Mevict) until the Joint
Mexico-American commission ha*,
met arid such action has been rec
ommeuded by the American mem
bers. a high official said today.
The stateroom was made as an
answer to a question regarding the
action to be tak »n by Gen. Funaton'a
report that the troops might now
be withdrawn without endangering
the safety of the border. At the
same time the belief was expressed
that the militia >n the border would
be returned to their respective
states not long after the troops are
withdrawn from Mexico and the
border patrol duty left entirely to
the regular army.
Fine record as assistant prosecutor.
i *
FARRELL for County Clerk.
A4l I
Serbians Battling Fer
dinand's Men In
Heavy Infantry Fire
Mows Down Ranks
of Stormers
covering patrol* withdrew befor*
•trong enemy force# northeast
of Foureaux wood in last night's
fighting, but the German* wer*
unabl* to follow up the advane*
because of British artillery fire,
Gen. Haig reported this after
The Germans three times at
tacked British positions at
Foureaux wood, after heavy
bombardment, but wars eaoh
time repulsed.
BALONIKA, Aug. 21.—Bulgar
ian forces are advancing south
of tho Greek town of Fiorina,
despite stubborn Serbian resist
ance. Stubborn fighting con
tinued all day Saturday, naar
Banltza, 31 miles northwest of
PARIS, Aug. 21.—Tha Gen.
mans made a second desperate
attempt to capture the " m rQT *f
Fleury, throe and one-half miles
northwest of Verdun last night,
attacking In force after spray.
Ing the French positions with
liquid fire. Tha wan office an
nounced today that Franch bar
rage Infantry firs stopped the
attack short. Inflicting sorioua
losses on tho enemy.
PBTROQRAD, Aug Ur-The Ru*-
slant further advance* their Hang
In severe fighting along the StochOd
northeast of Kovel yesterday, it was
officially announced today, making
progress near Toboly and In the re
gion of Kudka Cberwiache.
In Friday nnd Saturday’* fighting
on this front 1.3C6 prisoner*, one
cannon, 18 machine guns and other
material were captured.
ATHENS. Aug, 21— Bulgarian
troops are reported within 10 miles
of the Oreek port of Kavalo in
their advance to attack the Allies’
right wing.
The Greek cabinet has been calls*
into special session because, of the
Bulgarian advance into Oreek terri
tory, Gens Moachopoulos, Sottllls
and Ghenadls attending the confer
(Staff Corrapondent United Prett.)
PETROORAD, Aug 21.—8 y sud
denly shifting his attack to the
Stochod river from the northeast of
Kovel. Gen. Brueiloff ha* caught the
Germans off their gv.ard and la driv
ing westward for ftubstaoll&l gains.
Realizing that Gen. Bothmer's
army had been crushed, the Ger
mans began stripping their northern
front of every available man and
sending them southward to defend
Lemberg It was while this troop
movement wm under way that
Brusiloff struck furthn* with
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