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BRANDEIS TO HEAD MEXICAN!
Washington, Aug. 9. Pres. Wil
son has selected Associate Justice
Louis D. Brandeis to head the Amer
ican commission which will confer
with that appointed by Gen. Carran
za to settle Mexican border ques
tions, it was authoritatively stated
today. Sec'y of Interior Lane has been
asked to serve also and has accepted.
The name of the third man awaits
acceptance of the president's request
to have him serve.
RAIL BROTHERHOODS REFUSE
TO ARBITRATE DEMANDS
New York, Aug. 9. Representa
tives of 400,000 trainmen employed
on 225 railroads of the United States
will not arbitrate demands for an
eight-hour day and other conces
sions. Armed with power to call a strike
tying up 250,000 miles of railways of
the country, the union heads will dis
cuss the questions involved with rail
way officials, but will not consent to
calling an intermediary.
This was the notice served upon
railway mangers today by A. B. Gar
rettson, head of the conductors'
brotherhood. It brought the situa
tion between the employers and em
ployes to a deadlock within an hour
after the first of their scheduled con
ferences was called.
Elisha Lee, spokesman for th6 rail
way managers, insisted the railroads
. would demand arbitration.
The railroads proposed mediation.
Members of the federal mediation
and conciliation board are now here,
but the brotherhood heads declare
they have no desire to see them.
With the deadlocking of the con
ference, a recess was called. Rail
way managers immediately went in
search of the government men, in
the hope that mediation might even
yet be possible.
.That this seems an improbable end
of the controversy was evident when
the heads of the brotherhoods went
into executive session. The stand of
the employer will be considered in
this session, and definite plans for
carrying on a strike will be taken up.
ZEPPELINS RAID THE COAST OF
ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND
London. Zeppelins raided the east
coast of England early today and an
other Zeppelin raided southeast
Scotland. Three women and one
child killed. 14 injured.'
The Hague. 200 German soldiers
were killed or injured in recent allied
air raid on Metz, capital of Lorraine.
Station and barracks seriously dam
aged. Paris. German troops again re
captured Thiaumont work northeast
of Verdun, in heavy fighting last
night. French repulsed all other at
tacks on Verdun front and made fur
ther progress in village of Fleury.
North of the Somme Germans con
stantly counter-attacked throughout
nigh against new French positions,
finally gaining a foothold in single
trench from which they were partly
ejected. Battle continuing.
London. Mighty triple offensive,
with several million men and thou
sands of guns engaged, is slowly
squeezing in armies of Central Em
pires on every front.
Fighting stubbornly and in many
instances with rare bravery Austro
German Turkish forces are giving
ground in every theater of war save
Paris. flying in darkness at rate
of nearly mile a minute, French air
squadron crossed Vosges mountains
and black forest of Germany and
Petrograd. Galician town of Ty
anienipa, seven miles east of city of
Stanislau, captured by Russian
troops. Russians took 7,400 prison
ers, including 3,800 Germans.
Omaha, Neb. Former U. S. Sen
ator John M. Thurston, dead.