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MONDAY, 4UGUST 11. L916.
? * ?
yx ?%."--*-? rtayW tn S-evr Tork Mlj*. ??***?*?rV*
(J>r^ LLi> I Jer**** Clly and Hob-tkBiu
President Intervenes to Avert Strike
Win Z'ota Lipa and
Swcrp on Bothmer's
Letchitsky's Troops Also
\dvance West of
H, Cabt* tr Tr? M
Lo- 18*?Af every point
? in Galicia the
. ed throuph the
rian defences to-day
nrd Lemberp.
The day'a nphtinp won for tho
a'ly the whole of
-ee hundred square
Stripa and the
?era, n*m?t of the territcry
?-<* upperSerethrunf,
...rt of the Zlota Lipa line,
?r front as far an
Bnd a ten-mile advance
vorna.on the lower By?
jY.i: - are all of the high
nce. The advance of
->?? in the Sereth rr
i cut at any moment
7 drnopol-Krar-ne-Lemberg Rail?
road. The \nctor.rs west of the Stripa
bo the Russians yes
? Bothmer wa? com
? ? ia of the pen
- and the menace of
t?bring the troor
?ataDOflt on the rear of thr
ina, who are swiftly retreat
d to Potutory.
? tion Periloua.
-.-rer Zlota Lipfl
' | fflfli Rnth
,. itiamea, bat even
. | .'sians down
rht fl?Bk BB4J r?Bi bflfflffl
- ?- of th*- Ru**-ian l'nrs
?. ? .. Bf tha DniflBtflr
Variampol brinf
- ? milflfl ol
? , B. ? ntflwB** tfl T>em
bfl-rfl believe thal
11 fa!! to the Rusr-iai,-*
tanialan did. w ftn
IB hands, the I
ta raada ur.tenable for
. thcra wil! be no
? t Russian'* ad
? Lemberg.
?iBBtriani W oakened in South.
BdTBBCfl ni *he Rus
- . rolling
I foothU!* of
llowljf oper.mg np
tc the RflBflians.
? -.an a thousand
pwtl flriflflitf la being ex
essed in n\ liUry eirclaa here ns to
it< of von Bothmer* army. There
.- the Anatrian e m
? | lincB made COl
B Bwlft retreat from
* i hether he antiei
cniazing power and speed
BdTBBCfl has f-hown in
h riuestion. Critics
| coniplet.
appare-.t that the double af
BDi north and
BothlBflf but one line
that along the railroad
and Brzezany to
?oad has but a single
ftp retirernent than the
roa -ft i.maa
?. i ? t .i before it
?.on of the Koropiec
whieh the Rbb
bflflfl overrut.nmg in the
? ?
Lemberg light Bfl-flflClflfll
Official Communications
on Fast Front Fighting
Pfltl ..;. 13.?To-night's
?. W tan stripa,
continu n>
? impol.
. v.r
lO thfl left '. ank
ritXB Solo'vina, dur
? r.. of our ln
captured twelve of
:?and men and seven
r*.chine guns -ind one trench gun.
Ko??lan* (nntinue Advanre.
li rnrhe-r f'r.'enir-nf nad:
\ . ., Ihe j
- which appeared ov***
???a of N.jvij araa att*.ck*-o: l.y our j
?"litor Suff (aptain hruten avnii
?flBflflr* Oeatlaata t*
l entrc of Cralcr Now 1.200
! rr-t Peep.
RfltBfl, A-itr U Tha u?"* ObflfltTfl
torv reports t"-** thfl flflatrw flf tha
crater ef Mflflnt Ftna. now 1.8* fflfli
Aeeg, la in full eruption. Lbta ia flow
inc to the southwest.
Lake Toxaway, Near North Car?
olina Resort, Nearly Draincd.
Ashvi'.le, N. ("., Aup 18, The great
dam at Lake Toxaway, weakened by
recent flood*, broke this evening, send
ing a wall of water down the valley
?oward Western South Carolina. Nn
dead had been reported late to-night.
Warning messages are believed to have
prevented loss of life.
The lake, an artificial body of water
covering 550 acres and having an
average depth of thirty feet, wa* nl
n>o.-t drained. The dam, an eighth of
a mile long and f.fty feet hij-h, wa?
riestroyed. The town of Lake Toxaway
-u'ffrcd minor dama;-c.
Launch Attacks in Albania
to Test Strength
of Foe.
r Cable t* ihi -*
London, Aug. 13.?Fresh lndicatiors
that the long awaited Balkan ofTflBfllTe
of tha Allies is about to begin co*
the news to-day from Vienna that the
Italians also have started active opera
there. No mention i? made of
thlfl in the official statements from any
Al'ied soiirr-e, but the Vienna com
ll ?avs that there wa.- "flhil
Ing a'ong the lower VfljmflBi ln A1-;
?s here attached tha
-prflBtflBl importance to thlfl news. Th?
?.. nr V'.os*. emptie? into the Adr
i | >.'. BBith al Valfltua, whfln I i
Italians had an army o* around 100,000
'- Bt Iflflt fl4BflfltBBt8 l*hil
course. the extreme left, ofc thr *
line acro?b Mortheni Cr^r.-r -,nd Sonth
*m Albania.
%11 previou.- ac-ivity alonf tr
I -<? b<*en at the eastern end. B?8
.,. where anoffleial *"?*t
? Allied foret
gain?*d importanl poflitions near L*r.e
l'oiran. The important ffld in to-day'
ncwi | th< aztflnsion of activity all
a!'>ng the line.
While thara ia nothing to indicate that
a (*' nrra' offensive has heen bflgun,
-.-.rent that the entirfl Allied forre
iB fhe Balkan? ii feeling out thl ?
emy'* po-ition:-.
operations io far reported arr limilar
. raids which Wflffl made by the
Bril h along the line in France, toi'md
how greatly the enemy has bee:.
ened by the withdrawal of mm to other
? ?? '
An ofticial Bulgarian statement from
regarding the fighting in the
reighborhood of Doiran *>ays that all
attacks by the Allies were t
terms the fghting "mock <?.
meatfl," following the lead of E
which reported ".-ham" I'ghting. The
itfltctnent followB!
"After a dav-long bombar-ft'
oar ,,,. oath and aouthwi
Doiran Lak.- on August 10 the enemy,
the protection of a Bimilar bom
attacked our position*. on
tho morning of the 11th. Our aiti.leiy
dispersed the attacking par
ing considerahle loai by a curtain fire.
nur fUM then dirccted
enemy artillery, whieh
II i a'elock in the Bftornoon the en
thfl bombardmei I
there *".a- no infantry attack. Al
? - waxa pure mock eni
An eiicri.N detachrm-ift Bttemptl
r? a"hcight northwe-'
laire of PahOTO, but wa.- repuise.l b] a
counter attack. The enemy BOffcrflfl
African's Advances Rescnted by
Kintf of Carpathians.
|,; m l'.ouia, a i.a r. e African.
UBfld to l'4' flrith Bofltflch'l animal .-how
on I'oney Ir-land and for the la-' * *
ye*-*** has been ballyhoo at vanoua re?
porta there, lounged into Luna l'ark
Uflt nighl to rer.ew acquaintanc-e* with
?.('.? bflfl
AJ] ? ? rd gla.l tO
i hi bflar
known a- k i.t: oi t:.<- i arpal
lauj'htby ltu-'-ia- ,.nd lerc-i.t
lv i-ohl ifl Frnnflfl to Bostorkft. Hei
didn't know BaBB Houla, the hallyhoo. I
!lr. Philip I. Kaah, the l.una l'ark]
an( -ays that Bam Boula'* right'
?rill be of no u?e to him again.
Many Would-be Middies Fail.
v. .!-? ' ?-'? '???'? " t of 1 (0 ap
? ?
iv) Depaj -
nour.re.i to dav Tha
nf fa'lure-. ls attnbuted to luok of time
for preparation. The new fourth cla*
at tht academy will namber about o-X
Auburn ConvictsHelp
Woman's Fight for
Condemr.ed Man.
Airs. Humiston Says Ef?
fort Was Made to
Shoot Her.
.__? _ Bt__r CWTMfM hat tt __? -M__M
Auburn. N. Y.. Aug 13. ..vdcnee
thnt Ciarence O'Connell, th* Auburn
i' nv <-t whe Brat directed deflniU to
-. toward Irving King, Br:
f rant prdl'-r. as thr murder -
t'hnrlr* F. Phelpi and hia honsekeeper,
Margaret Wooleott, in West Shalb| la ?
jrear, was h'.ni'solf Back ing an alibi ,it
rhe time of the T'he'.p.s murder, was oh
tained to-day from compan.ons ond ac
quair- I (onnell.
Mrs. Graei Humiston, the New York
lawjrer, who for nearly three months
haa been making a stubborn fight ro
? .- lifi of Charlea F. st-eiow, con
vic'e.l nf the crrtne, visited Auburn
? to-day and took the affidnvits af
several prisoners. On leaving th*
prison Mrs. Hum..??-?" said that all the
evidence 5hc had obtained eonfirmed
her belief even more firmly in the ab
?ru-h of the confession made D?
King, who deelared to her and others
tha* he ar.d O'Connell. ar.d r.ot Stielow,
shot Phelps and his housekeeper to
death to get their monej.
Mrs. Hamiston refused to t*ll her
? ? ition when she left Sing Sing
earlv jresterday morning.
>n the course of mt
tigationa in this case," flhfl said,
?1 itu pretty mr. ! came very near
being shot. So f rlon't wanl newa of
I) ? r Bl to prre*de me."
Remsrks Made by O'Connell.
. . - . .r-i. r.f iigniflea.n1 remarki
rr,ade bv O'Connell whilfl Btlelew'a flghl
-ig on. I* was wl 1
c " on ing '?
ai . inpposing Stielow
rked to one oi 1 tt
I nnet'* now re
tieloa ira
?ne and knew nothin.
abou' ?
lt ;._.- learned only to-dav what ex
ne.'x takm to prevent
rhieh ? ivored ef "grtlling"
getting ?ry from King. Tak
i-ii on another charge and placed in th*
intjr jail, Kmg called
Mr- him and said ho fell
he oaghl te sav that he and O'Connell
killed | . ? hii hooaekeeper, and
..hat - : nothing te do with i?.
Mi- Humiston quickly summoned
Surrogati Larkin to repreaent her and
rjaeationing. The extraer
dinar. I i teel te aar>
.:...hlc penaitv for the
ion of mnrder il apparent from
..-otd of thfl confession. which
was ? in part to-night.
Keali-ed the Re-ult.
"Do ?. ou know ? ha: U.U ??nl
you an ? night mean ?" tha
rogatfl aaked.
. ajlyi "i don'1 know
whether it might mean the electric
or ?. Iif? 'entence."
"Knowing that i*. night me?n thc
?? chair or a lifi i - for
vou, arill you still make tl
? og itfl continued.
'? . , h rf, "I have got
to a fltagfl ui-.ni I don't care"
Larkin eontinned preasing the pris-'
oner on thi |.Would you ju.-t
?atcment if you
knew il meant tha eleetric ch_ir?" he
oaghl ro."
.Mi . HamistOt* and others who have
? low1 beha
- i apparently relactant
John S. Kniekerboeka
.ttorney of Orleani Coanty,
,|. the proBeention ef K ng.
KnickcriioiMi has raid that he takes
toeh in King'u confession. The
threat was made to-night by friends of
Stielow that if there is not a prompt
disposition te gel King's story mto
n iflcntor will be asked
. ground that Kniikerbocker is
itfl King bi
ng already
, other men, Sti. lon and
Green, ol th? Idei I eal
Asked to Kepeat ll.
. | il] be .?...'. d '.i bi ?
nardei co '? - "' when tha
ct Attorney appear? befora Jaa*
.1 Rodenbeck in Koche__er Au?
gust 23 to show cause why a new trial
should not be franted Stielow. If the
doe. not call King. Mr. White, at
of record for Stielow, will see
at Kii _r"l itory !? heard bv the court.
Only two thingi can operatfl te pre
? triil in th? opinii
those ?'' >: ""'u " '
tion o K ' -' .(,r "
nuccei '? .. I air of the
? the sUtementfl which
have been made b) King el his more
only OB thc day of *he
crlmfl bat pnor thereto.
Helief in Confession.
Although the cr.minal records of the
state furniah ton InaUneea paral el to
the act-, of Kmg, who voluntarily
., the double munler
.. .. r
Kinjr Mr" Humiston anu I'avtd A.
Wbite. Stielow. attnrney. left Auburn
to night for Aibion, where. King i? in ;
In Response to State
Leaders Governor
Consents to Run.
Seabury A?o\ ement Brand
ed as Pro-Wilson Cam?
paign Dodge.
GOTflrnor Whitman nr.d 'he reft ??'
the Republican eandid
? ? ?
Uaitfli on rhe Republi?
can tieket) have bci n in ? iti d bj
ProfraaaiT? leadi
ier thi Profl*rflflaive primariea in .Sep?
Governor Whitman has accepted the
invitatior. on behalf of him:-elf and his
Baaeciate . aad in an intanriew at the
Hotfll .-ft Kepis -fflfltarday declared
that he felt certain that he and his
fel ow Republicans would Bflflil* win
out in the Profresaive prinuuriflfl over
fudge Seabury and other Demo<ra'-.
and Tammany BMfl who ar.- goirij- to
try to rapture the Bull Ifoflflfl nomina
tioni with the aid of a few di-gruntled
The Progressives who have aske.l
Governor Whitman and others on the
Republican *tate tieket to enter their
primaries are real leaders, and men
known in and representa'iv* of their
communities. Some are county chair
men, others members of the ProfTfl -
?l?*fl aatfltfl CflflBBBtttflfl, and nearly all of
them were drlegates to the I'rot-re
. National Convention Bt Cl
\\ hv They Want H hitman.
In their invitation, which foft
-orm of * lettflT 'o GflTflrnoi Whitman,
?he-e men threw Jfl-dgfl Bflflhfliry *r"1
the discard ?nd deelared t'1
Whitman * record s* Governor entitled
-,, the retea of bII Progre?*ive?.
ln doing this, thev eharactepied the
Bainhridgfl < fllby and hii eoi
leatrue . erc trying to pnl throagh a*
a p>-o Wilaon tiehel
"i appreciaU the eompliment r
tended tfl 81] Ifllf Bl '< to thfl other mem
her* of the itBte adminiatTBtioB bv
this reque^t," *-a'd (iovernor Whitman
yesterdRv, "more parl irularlv m ?> iew
o' the fart thal a local branch or the
Progref'ive organization m one of the
boroughs of the City of N'ew Vork *p
pears to have framed a Bl ?' * ekfll
'or the cor.r-.dera'ion of theii PlWgTflfl
I ve friends in the apparen' hopr of
helping Mr. Wilflflfl and hit Dci
"(t is ^ig-nificart and BBfl I gl
ing tha' Progres-r. fll represent mg, ns
the*e gentlemen do, tiie leadcrship of
their party throughout the whole Itatfl
feel tnat our pre-ent Republican ad
miniatrBl ion - tha i kind
tration and juitifiei th.- indoraflflBent
which the] now give."
The .'ij,'*"*"*'* r,f 'he invitation are:
Horace S. Wilkinson. delesrate-at-larpe
to the Pt*OB*rflasiva National Conven?
tion and member oi the
State I'logie.-^ve Committee from
Onoiidaga County;
Virgi! K. Kellogg, alternate-at
largi- to the I'rogre; sive National
Convention an.l mflaaher of the
Progressi.e State Commt'ee from
Jefferson ('ounty:
William II. Hotchki-ft chairman
of the Progre- tfl Commit?
tee in the 1912 campaign;
Walter A. John.-on, present Pror-re
?'*-? Btatfl i I airman;
y.me ? ? tatt, State Com-; ??
man. of ChaBtauqBB, and. Deputj
Trea-surer under .-*'.a!e Treaaurer Call;
j?. (. Dunlop, County Chairman of
Rocklar.l County, aml one of the
PrOB*rea*ivefl elected to thi A -embly.
in 1913;
W. J. J. Kuniu ? -'ale ( nmnnttee
mgn from Kr.e Couity;
W. W. Babcock. State Committee- |
man from Steuben;
Hugh Abbott. State Committeeman
from St. Lawrence;
Frank L Kll-on. Itfltfl Com?
mitteeman from Monroe;
.!e-*-e Fuller. jl I ' omnnUee
,nan from R
Georfe Repp rfer, l ommtt
teeman froaa Que.-t. :
t oi.liiii.r.l on |.a*e I BBflflflBfl :
Wilson Asks Labor Heads
and Managers to Meet Him
President Wileon tent thc follmrinq xwiUf ftootordau hu hit
oomntaty), Jn.t'pk p. Tumultu, to KUahm Iaa, chairman of tht
t'ovfcrcvcf Canuosittao of KaUroad Mamagaro, and Auttia B.
Garretson, Warren S. StonO, W. S. Carter and H'. G. LoO, chief*
cf the brotherhoodA of conductor*, enginr.ero, fretven and train?
men, renpectiiely:
"I have learned with surprise and with keen dis
appointment that an agreement concerning' the
settlement of the matters in controversy between the
railroads and their employes has proved impossihlc.
A general strike on the railroads would at any time
have a most farreaching and injurious effect upon
thc country. At this time the effect might be dis
'I feel <hat I have thc rijj.t therefore to
request, and I do hereby request as the head of thc
government, that before any tinal decision is arrived
at I niav have a personal conference with you hcre.
I shall hold myself ready to meei you al any time you
may be able to reach Washington.
"Sincerely yours,
Paralysis Cases Decline;
Doctors Carry New Serum
Blood Will Form Part of Field Physicians' Equipment?
Twenty-two Die and 141 More Patients Found
in City in Day.
A mirkcii .rrrease in the infantile .
paralj'ti* epidemic BM shown yester?
day in the reports of the Department
of Health. T?enty-si_ fewer new ca.sen
were reported than on Saturday, and
?twenty fewer deaths. Ihe new eases
numbered 141 and ihe deaths 22.
Qnanfit'f-r of th* immune blood
lemaa from which such good results
have been obtained iti Ihe treatment
of infantile paralysis will hereefter
| form par* of the equ'pm?nt of field
-rans and diagnosticians who
... paetfld cases of the plagu*
! In every ????*? where thfl preliminarv
diagnoeil is con*"rmed and presence
ei p;<r;r'; <?!- eatabliahed the patient:
arill recen* an injeetion of the ternm
r.r-tnrr. heing removed to 3 hospital or
be'or,. j, f(iiarBn'.ne la ? stabhshed.
TH,. aetion has beer tak*n by the
tleal'h Department. because of the fact
thnt th* l.est. results of the serum (
have been obtained tn cases where the
disease was In tho premonitory stage
that is, leforc active paralysi* ha* ;
, set in and when the symptoms mainly i
compriafl high fever and restlessr.es...
ln most ef the cases of this type
; treated in tre Willard Parker Hospital
. by Dr. Abraharn Zingher and his a>
-lstants the patient has failed to de- j
-elop paralysis or has only developed
it in a light form. The field physieian.
' have also be*n inst.ructed to keep clo.e
watcn upon o-.her children Ifl a family,
Bl * has been strieken. and to (
nafl rhe serum on them at the tirst ap- '
Two Boats Become Stranded in
Little Hell Oate.
The ..-foot motorboat Montana,
owned by R. t- Anbon. of the Lone
Star Boat Club, 15.'*d Stceet and Har?
lem River, went on the roeks last
| in try.ng to pass through Lit
:'.-? Hcl! tiate. between Ward's and
Randall's isiamis. A few minutes later
the < assie, a 27-foot motorboat belong?
ing to John McLaughlin, of 177 11 ?_.
land Street, Greenpoint, which was
following tha Montana, .tranded a
*hort distance from her.
Police launch No. 1 and the House
of Refuge launch Betsy went to (
the reseue. The Cassie son began
te p?"nd to plecen t?n the rocks, and '
nr passengers and crew were removed
{?ra their launch
Montari- flc.ated at high t.ide,
? gers hnd be.-n talten
?he p<JT*_e boat.
For Experts?and Others
The very appearance of Garet Garrett's new financial
pages in Ihr Tribune invites your eye. I here is none of
the drearv expanae of figure* usually so forbidding in
news about money matters.
Turn now to Pages 9 and 10 and see how eaay it is
to find what you want and how astonishing it is to dia
cover that Kinance. after all. is not a mystery to be com*
prehended only by the inner rircle, Garet Garrett
makes it as intelligible and interesting to the private m
vestors as he does to the expert traders.
A "Ihe (Tribune Jk
^fir ? to last the I ruth J^H
flLfltaL idltorials?Adtertisements. .e*m\\\\\\\\\\mm
.eeOaaaaeoaeJaaa. uem**i u-? *"<i" a-*-"-'"* **? ?? ?-'-^*t^?'*
pearance of preliminary symptoms of
the plague.
Serum l'se_ ? ith Success.
By employirg the serum in thi* man
ner the Board cf Health physieian*
who are battlirg to prevent the spread
of the disease believe they will ebtnin
the greatest benefits from it- It con?
tinues to be used with success, how?
ever, upon cases of the frankly para
lyzed type, although in theM it has
only resuMed in ?? leaaening ef ,v,r
paralysis and ai improvement of Ufl
gen*?-al eondit'on r>r the patic-'.
Many children who would ofherwise
h_ve b**n hopelessly crippled hav*
been spared th;s fat* by the u*e of the
serum and ??.ill have only a compara
tively slight paralytic condition when
they are discharged from the hoflfl
I'r. Haven Emerson, City Realtl
Commiasioner, aaid reeterdejr he con
sidered plague condition. favorable, in
view of ?he fact that thfl day'? r*portr
showed the lowes. number of new cases
since July '.'. and dea'hs since JT
Fewer ? ases in BrookUn.
Rrooklyn had fewer new cases tnan
on any day tincfl Inly 4. Mnnhattan
maintained its high average, and The
Bronx shuwed - ilighl gain ip tsttW
1,1 flfflll Bfl ifl dea-h-. I'r K.tt'er
son al.-o annoaaced jreaterdny tl
had held a cenf.renefl arith 'neal'h ofti
cers af mriona eitiea ,r ihe state. and
hnd Bxpreeaed tha arilllngneaa ef thi
Hcaltfa Departmer" 'o ISSt* .-hargr e
cases sent here from other eitiflB. Ile
emphasized, however, that 'he New
Vork health anthoritifll muat have the
comple'e history of tha enaa and must
(miiinueil on pa?e .. rolumn 4
Son Called to Maine Home of
Atfed Republican Leader.
;Bt T?_T_ph ?? T.-.? Trr.....r .
Portland, Me.. Aug. I.i. - Ex-Sei
Eugene Hale, who, on his retirement.
from Cengieei i:i ll'll. had served
longer than ar.y other member then
in either house, is neur n
home in Ellsworth. Hi. non, i.'olonel
? - Hale. has been hastilv
moned to the bedside from his home
in this city.
Senator Hale, who is in his eightieth
year, was for many years chairman of
the N'aval Affairs Committee of the
Senate, and eBfl of the leaders on the
Republican <ide of that body. His
s*rvice m Congreai bl - ' Hfl
offered the
? i. ? t and
\?v. by
- r oint
tnents. Hii grt Bteel flrork
was in eom i huilding up
ef the n.v navy.
Say Report of Punishment for
ln>ultinj* Ofticer Is Kalse.
Iha Tho "Va -? -ci.e
/.f,tu' i- fi eaa I rench
sources, wiuch appeared in July, that
Major Dntton. an American, was f.ned
in Brussels for insulting a (ierman
officer. The "Zeitung" says that there
is no such American in Belgmm.
'>n July 16 it was said at the London
____? cf rh* Amerrcnn ?'ommi*sion for
thc Relief <>f Belginm that Major _toh
? ? . - ? _'
.ad frightfll *d a GflrRieB offlCCr'l
Accrrdirg te h press diapetch, Major
Dtitton -.va. |h.e_ 501 mar.- for "dia
reapectful conduct" toe-ard the officer.
After All Mediators' Efforts Fail.
Railway Factions Accede to
Wilson's Request.
President Expected to Announce the iMails
Must Be Delivered No Matter
What the Cost.
President Wilson will make the tinal effort to-day to prevenf
a nation-wide railway strike.
The Federal mediators have thrown up their hands in de
, -pair. Representatives of the four great brotherhoods of 400,
000 trainmen employed on evetry railroad throughout the country
refused flatly yesterday to arbitrate anything. Whereupon the
mediators asked both sides to the controversy to meet the Presi
denl in Washington and the invitation WM accepted. A rielega
tion of tho employes, tho conference committee of railroad man*
agr-rs and the mediators went to the eapital last night.
The leriousneM of the crisis that the whole country faces
became more apparent than ever. It showed itself plainly in the
worried faces of the mediators when their final pleas to the rail?
road men met grim, firm determination. It could be read be?
tween the lines of the statement that told of their failure.
Manager*** Look for a Strike.
It was evident in the whispered opinions of railroad man
agers, v.ho frankly expect a strike. Most of all it spoke out
clearly in the words of Austin B. Garretson, president of the
Brotherhood of Railway Conductors, spokesmen for the unions:
"Unless the President of the United States is able to find a
jroad uut," said the Middle-Western labor chief, who has taken a
commanding position among the union leaders, "this means iustj
what you said?strike."
The situation that President Wilson faces is this:
The four brotherhoods of engineers, firemen. conductors an<i
i trainmen are determined not to arbitrate even their own de*
mands for an eight-hour day and time and a half pay for over.
time, supposing that the railroads would consent to waive ??'?r
tain counter-proposals.
Arbitration Insisted Ipon.
The railroad managers are equally insistent that the whole
controversy, demands of the men and counter-proposals of thu
roads, shall be submitted to arbitration or they will let thr strike
Hartigan Urges That Sur
vey of Supply Sources
Be Made.
Should a railroad strike shur off New
Vork's outside food .'upply, tha city
would be without meat in eight daya,
according to statistics in the hands ot '
the American Meat Packers' A.soeia- ]
The city's store of vegetables and
penshable fruits would be exhausted
mueh soor.er. Without the nightly
milk trains thfl -.-uation would become
\ letter recommending that aetion
ba taken to prepare for any tie-up of
i the traffic in foodstuffs such as would
; be entailed in a great railroad strike
I has been sent to Acting Mayor Frank
! L. Dowling by Joseph J. Hartigan,
1 Commissioner of Weight- and Meas
ires, and seeretary of the Mayor's
committee ort food supply.
\ \*w York depeMfl virtually en?
tirely '.r. food luppliea shipped fron
Mr. Hartigan tOgft tfl
\ ia r ha- e a aur/ey
made ol' ef food lupplj
that eould b. itilized in enae ef .?
ad itrikfl. The investigation also
would inHude the gathering of facta
relative to the amount of foodstuffs
.11 storage in or near New York.
* -
(ierman Babies' Aid Plan Looked
Like Larceny. Baker Thought.
i urlos Van Bergh. of "507 West 113th
.-treet, who described himself aa a re?
tired physieian, was locked up in Third
Branch Detective Bureau last night
i because of hia "submarine campaign
! to aupply milk to babies of the Central
Power-." Oscar Kullman, a baker, of
12*71 Third Avenue, who gave Van
Bergh a check for $100 on August 7
after leeing a cani deaeribing the pur
tnsed tha ..r ??*?.
I rgfl - grand larceny.
Although Kullman said thar r.
inquired at the German Consulate and
..ther places w'thout getting any trar*
of the "submarine campaign,' Van
Bergh repre_.en.-_ it aa lcgi_l__a_a_
The President, it may he stated au
thoritativoly, ifl prepared to take
tXtrfli-le-fflJ BtetBI t<> avert what he n-.
f*ard<= a** an impendinir na-icril ca*
lamity. A rpportT for Th" TribanflJ
was lnfoi-med that Pre-id--r,t Wilaoa
would tell both sides, ju*t, as Pre.ft
dent Cleveland did in 1894, t.ha' K it
took '?very >oldit*r in fhe roun'r 1
all thr pold in the Trea.-u>*> I <i
i r" -tal I'ard t'rum NtW Vork fo ^nri
Krancisco that pofltflj Cflkfd \*.ouhl ba
.l.-.;\en-<l. The Pre.ftde.vt rflfll i
that B tie-up of the country'?? t
portotion facilities woald he not f
a national oalami'v, hut a D>t*tM*ta*i|
May Man I rain* ?? ith Troop*.
The brotherhood flhiflfa anticipated]
?hat thfl President wouM mipress upo**,
them an.l tne railroads the?e vital flfai
feet* that their dead'.ock *"ore*hado *?*?
A Bfll aftoii ot' passenger, mail, nulk
an.l l'reigiit train*-; fuod Bhflrtflfljfl
ing tne [50, I i I I i
KflXiflflfl hoi'ier; indu-tria'. par*. i
throughout the country. The ? e i e
? P'-flfliflBBfll will threaten tf?
inan enough train- with troop. ?-?
transport ihe mail-*, milk an.l f^ol
BBB-Bliflfl' that rLrt-a*- of BlliltflJ the*
place* ot" men who quit wi'.l be 1Bfl>i
Ar.,1 Mr ('arret*on'? answer to thfl
la-t - .pno ?;? .???, atam this:
"That's an nile sound."
Kxperience.l railroad men, how* rr,
- j*ti '-rda> **t
' a'. 'h*
a<l ouii v
Mflslflflj) *
tiar. vn iu|| .
ter* that threate rflflflfl * itfl
the.r movement wculd i/ive tne I
dfr:t a lever upon which to work. A1J
any rate* h'aders of both side* mad*
n ?ecret of the fact that they **?
pected that F'rr-.-ident Wilson woul<t
i??umf the stand of a man whoia hacflj
is to the wall and act accordingly.
Tumulty Sent Here.
Pre. . ? Bfltfld '?*-' *?
brflflJi waa laanaiBflBt and h
I Se.retary Tun.ui-.y to ??
York with a personal appeal to bothi
Hide.s to meet him at the White Housaj
before ft. occurred. Two day? ago S-*.
had telegraphed to the medtator* afl
"Thank you for jfour not* on 'bB
situation. Keep ma inforaed of thu
-it ation and tell the rontendtn-f,
partie- that I di-i*m -t a r'gnt to h*a?
both *ides before there i* a tinal break *
Before Judge William I. ( hambera,
ti'* fhre? mi'd'afo*-*, <*.iu'.i f**t
wnr'i '.. W*uhin(tfli ?-??-!?-. * r
BflOfl that the deadlu, , , | i
? ? <!ea>. .?*?*. '"*re ffltilfl -1* P ?
,',..,. ..... Bg .... ,.n?,? ,-ven b*f<*"-* ?(
represenutive* realized that i* wa- afl
bflnd, -upp!em*.nted bi* utegraph'c ap*4
peal by the T-jmnlty m???a***. Mr. ""fl*
mult-r taikad vith tha PraiicUBl arna\

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