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MEDIATION BOARD MEETS WITH
R. R. WORKERS TODAY
New York, Aug. 10. Representa
tives of the four brotherhoods of
railway employes were to meet to
day with members-' of the ' United
States board of mediation and concil
iation to present their reasons for
demanding an eight-hour basic day
and time and one-half for overtime
for all freight train employes.
The federal board heard the nine
teen railroad managers who com
prise the national conference com
mittee of the railroads yesterday.
Following the conference today,
the' mediators planned to draft an
agreement which will be submitted
to both sides. If the proposed terms
of settlement are rejected, additional
meetings with representatives of
both sides will be held.
There will be no joint meeting of
mediators and representatives of
both the employers and the employes
until some tentative mediation agree
ment has been approved by both
Presidents of the four brother
hoods of railway employes who met
with the federal mediators today are
A. B. Garretson of the conductors'
union; W. S. Stone, representing the
engineers; W. O. Lee of the train
men's union and W. S. Carter, head
of the firemen's union.
The federal mediators met first
with representatives of the employ
ers for a brief session Today and then
with the brotherhood leaders. Judge
Chamberlain said the board expected
to hold another meeting with the
railway managers this afternoon,
after which they would confer with
the representatives of the employes
again. All meetings were executive
and no statement was made at their
New York. Paris models of dress
skirts touch the ground.
Washington. Congress will ad
1ourn not later than Sept. 1,
ITALIAN TROOPS " CAPTURE
AUSTRIAN AVIATION -HOLD 6
MILES EAST OF GORITZ
Rome. Austrian aviation station
of Aisovizza, six miles east of Goritz,
has been captured by Italian troops,
who are continuing pursuit of Aus
trian force that retreated from Go
ritz. Great street demonstration oc
curred in Rome last night when the
capture of Goritz was announced.
Public accepts the capture of Go
ritz as only beginning of a great
move southward, which they believe
will culminate in taking of Trieste.
It is believed here that the whole
Austrian Isonzo front from Tolmino
south eventually will be broken.
Prisoners numbering 21,750 have
been taken on Goritz front.
Dispatch from Amsterdam assert
ed Germany again is uneasy over
Balkan situation, thoiigh satisfied
Roumania will take no immediate
action. Chief concern in Berlin is
that allies will begin great offensive
from Salonika while Russians are
closing in upon Lemberg and Italians
driving southward toward Trieste.
Paris. Despite fog and rain,
French troops made further progress
in allies' Somme offensive, advancing
in region 'of Hem woods, taking 100
prisoners and six machine guns.
South of Somme German reconnojs
sance was dispersed.
London. Further progress re
ported northwest of Pozieres, where
Australians yesterday penetrated
German trenches 200 yards on 600
Petrogra'd. Right wing of Gen.
Letchitsky's army has reached Mon-asterzyska-Nisniof
railway, 12 miles
northeast of Stanislau and mouth of
the Zleta Lipa river.
Petrograd. Railway station of
Chryplin, only three miles east of
Stanislau has been captured by ad
vancing Russian army.
Berlin. Repulse of both British
and French attacks on the Somme