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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 23, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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London, Nov. 23. Bucharest has
not spoken since Sunday concerning
German claims of entire success of
Teuton enveloping movement in
Wallachia. This silence created un
easiness as to what had become of
Rumanian army, which German
statement have asserted is penned up
south of the Danube.
Paris. Lieut Guynemer brought
down his 22d German aeroplane in
aerial battle.
London. Successful air raid
against German hydroplanes and
naval forces at Zeebrugee is an
nounced. Nayal aeroplanes dropped
bombs over aeroplane sheds at Bel
gian port now held by Germans, and
also on German destroyers anchored
alongside the Mole. Destroyer was
hit and sheds damaged by bombs..
Berlin, via Sayville Wireless. 200
railroad cars were among booty cap
tured by Austro-German troops at
Cariov.a, Rumania. Russian patrols
advancing south of Smorgen after a
strong preparatory fire were re
pulsed. o o
Atlantic City, N. J., Nov. 23. The
Mexican-American border question
being worked out by the joint com-
' mission of the two countries here to
day resolved itself into a- question of
reason and pride American reason
and Mexican pride. Each side is ad
hering stubbornly to its guns, But
neither feels the situation is hope
less. "Willingness of the United States to
withdraw its troops as soon as the
proper safeguards for the future
safety of the border have been made
has resulted in centering alT discus
sion for the present on the form the
border patrol shall take. An agree
1 ment has been reached up to certain
point Mexican members of the com
mission want a mutual agreement,
whereby troops of tfee Mexican gov-,
eminent may pursue bandits back
into the United States if any cross
into Mexico from this side, just as
they will agree to all the pursuit of
Mexican marauders across the line
and into Mexico by United States
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Washington, Nov. 23. An increase
of the nation's transportation facili
ties would help shatter the high cost
of living, A. P. Thom, counsel for the
railroads, told the Newlands congres
sional railroad investigating commit
tee today..
Thom argued that' the railroads
now are under a burden which pre
vents successful marketing of their
securities and a consequent lack of
"There has been less than 1,000
miles of new railroad constructed in
the United States during the .past
year," he said. "This is less than any
year since 1848 except the period of
the civil war, and yet the, cost of liv
ing is dally advancing owing to a
shortage of supplies. This might be
remedied by securing access to new
areas of production. Railroad fa
cilities must grow if the commerce
of the country is to grow, and all men
of affairs recognize that this requires
constant influx of new money."
Railroad regulation, he heldj "is
the result of a spirit of anger that
grew out of real or fancied abuses in
the past." Thom contended that the
time has come "for the proper ele
ment of helpfulness to be introduced
into the system."
Railroad regulation is a permanent
part of the American government, he
said, and the railroads realize that
their first duty is to the public.
Adequacy of faculties rather than
cost is a primary public considera
tion, he declared, pointing to the
readiness of shippers last summer to
pay "almost anything" to mar
ket their goods when a railroad strike

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