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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 29, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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will be introduced as amendments to
bill which has passed house, increas
ing interstate commerce commission
from seven to nine members.
Big Biz is preparing for a railroad
strike. Private detective age&cies
are importing strikebreakers for use
against the railroad unions. Chief of
Police C. C. Healey issued an order
that no policemen would be allowed
off on furloughs after Sept 1, and
business began Ntightening as stocks
fell in expectation of the trouble.
Wm. Southerland, sup't of the
Mooney & Boland agency, admitted
today that he has brought a number
of strikebreakers into the city"'for
use in the mploy of the railroads.
These, are well-seasoned veterans of
strike-slugging matches. The SoulaJ
agency is also importing men.
Healey's order to hold all police in
the city after Sept. 1 was rumored
as the first effort the .police depart
ment has made to aid the railroads.
The excuse given was that they
would be used for election duty.
Stock exchange sales showed
Sears-Roebuck, mail order stock had
dropped 3 points over night. A rail
road strike would put a stop to theiF
business. Stockyard stocks ,were
also bumped. Swift & Co. shares
Washington, Aug. 29. Military
operation of the railroads of the
U. S., with the present train crews
operating the trains under military
draft, is the definite prospect bef6re
the country.
If the strike, set for Monday by
the railroad brotherhoods, takes
place, that is the; course Pres. Wil
son has in mind.
, o o
London. Rumanian troops at
tacked on the whole. Teutonic front
and obtained successes.
London. 80,000 Rumanian troops
already are moving toward Transyl
vanian frontier for invasion of Hun
gary. Advance guards of Rumanian
force have crossed Hungarian boun
dary in swift advance on two Tran
sylvanian cities of Hermannstadt
and Kronstadt.
Rumanian troop movement is go
ing forward like clockwork. King
Ferdinand's armies, almost com
pletely mobilized and awaiting the
word of war, are prepared to strike
quickly on whatever front Rumanian
general staff determines to start its
major campaign.
Germans acted with equal swift
ness in meeting the new enemy.-Teu-tons
closed Swiss frontier less than
hour after Italy declared war on
Germany. German general staff
knew this preceded declaration f -om-Rumania
and it is believed began
shifting troops eastward to reinforce
Austrians several hours before news
of Rumanian declaration of war was
generally known.
The Hague. Field Marshal Von
Mackensen, who led successful Aus-tro-German
campaign through Ser
bia a, year ago, will be in, command
of German-Bulgarian armies oper
ating againet Rumania.
Rome Evacuation of Montenegro
andAlbania by Austrians will be the
first result of Rumania's entrance
into war, -Italian critics assert. ,
Berlin. Great battle may occur
along the Rumanian frontier with
in a,few hours.
Paris. French made considerable
progress in violent attacks on Ver
dun front last night.
London. Wireless dispatch' from
Rome said German and Turkish of
ficers in Bulgarian capital have been
London. Germany preparing for
Greece's entry into war, said Copen
hagen dispatch. Number of Greeks
already have left Germany.

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