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TIIIHTY-SIXTH VKAU. Vol.. CX X X XIII. No. 3S. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 19147 1hI1jt ljr Carrier or Mall, Month, Single Ciil-, tie. OF GREAT 6 t HI W German Ambassador Appeals for Neutrality by England PROMPT TO A 1 0 FLEET IS MOBILIZED MID READY TO SWEEP KAISER'S SHIPS FROM SEAS SHOULD PARL1FJLS0 DECIDE VIOLATION OF BELGIUM MAY DETERMINE POLICIES TO BE PURSUED BY UNITED KINGDOM opposition, warmly Hiiltttil tho gov rmiK'nt uihI rehired, amid cheers, t' llu- pledge of support received from III" 111 itlMh dominion. Wild cheering from nil purl h of the bouse greeted John E. ltedmond, the nitionalist leader, when he assured I the government thut every soldier in jli eland might he withdrawn tumor row and the coast of Ireland would ! defended against invasion ly her 'aimed MiitiH, the Catholic of tin- south and the Protestants of '.'Istcr. Socialist OpKisi(ioll. Janus Hunisay Macdonald, social ist and lahor member, declared he wim ,111.1 persuaded that Great llrltaln wan J in danger nor her honor Involved. He iwas convinced, she should have re mained neutral. The house adjourned until 7 o'clock for a consultation between the leud ets of all the partleM. ' Dealing with the question of t Ileal ; llrlialit'M obligations, Sir Edward said: I "I'P to yesterday we had given no 'promise of more than diplomatic sup ! pot t. I was asked at the time of the lAlgoclras crisis if we would Hive arm I I'll support und I mii t1 1 eould prom jle nothing to tiny forelKn power un ilcss it receive, the whole-hearted sup i port of public opinion, j Favorable to I "i n nee. ' "I nave no promine but 1 told both j French ambassadors last night lhat if we was forced on France, public opln- Ion in thu British IhIch Would rally to ! France." This part of the speech was received COVER MEN IIS BANKS AG A INS I POSSIBL E PANIC Millions of Emergency Cur rency Sent Through Express Companies to Every Sec tion of United States, RESERVE SYSTEM TO BE LAUNCHED AT ONCE Mail Service With European Counties Not to Be Seri ously Interfered With Dur ing Progress of War, low. Thl was announced by Post master Gcneiul lluiioson tonight alter u conference Willi Sevlctury McAdoo and Secretary l'.run. i "It 1 the Intention oT the depurt ; incut, ' Mr. Finioson said, 'to so re strict Ole service that money cannot i he transferred to Europe tot spc. u la -I live purposes." Mr. 1IUI lei..,, n ild that the mall scr ;ice between the Tinted State and ; European point w ould nut he serious- i ly Interrupted hy the war. j Mr lliii kKon also announced that ! i Egypt had requested that in. further j money order he Issued to her in count ; and Instructed postmaster to decllnnj 'to receive parcels pot put kages for' mailing to France or Germany tiutiii j further advised. Thl followed oi fi- iciak notice from Fiance and Goimanvj 'that panels pout service had I eel!' suspended. I The house today promptly passed jthe bill suggested by the president i waiving restriction on American reg-j Istry lor Unclgn-built ships to nssiMj i trans-Atlantic commerce. It will he ncte, on by the senate tomorrow. The senate voted to authori.e the sccie tary of the navy to establish naval , line tn curry freight, mall and pas- ! sengcri to Europe and South America, j President Wilson it pica led to the people of the country through I lie I Washington correspondent not to be-i come alarmed over development In Europe a thl country wa well pie-; pared to withstand any financial ens PLANS COMPLETE FOR PROTECTION OE AMERICANS Congress Votes $250,000 As Initial Expense of Cat ing for United States Citizens Stranded in Em ope, I Rnlinf firnws That Iln Hostile Move Mav Rp Mnrifl bv Kinn 1 with loud cheering MJ 'I'"" foreign Hecretary stated that George Provided Teutonic Power Agrees Not to Send th, nritin ti-et hU.i been mobilised a . . iand the mohiliization of tin- llrltlHli Wnrshin1? tn Harass flnnst flitmc Anrnii r.nannph Soma - army wa takin place, but that no " . letiKaKemenlH had yet been made nL':tL'emi.nlu hinl vt-t heel, lliaoe IIV ist Member of Commons Strongly Against Proposed Dec-;"' i.nti.sh Kovernment to wna an J J -1 1 I cviioil It. in nltTMiirl lie ,-rintinlled' "The French fleet I in the Mediter ranean and the northern conut of for Such Action; Emperor William Is Most Anxious to Pre-i-"- ",';nn:;!;:Bu 'U 1.' ActivelV "houl'l come down and battle tiKainxt J llh.no il. f..isnli.uu eiaist ue could not laration of Bellligcrency, Asserting No Cause Exists Now cm: uii ihum: 'i:itTirnvii:s I.IKI'J.Y IN M.W DIII.KWS New Orlenrm, Auk, 3 Hanker of the New urleim t'learliiK House imso clatlon today considered Issuance of a ( IcaniiK house certificate and meet amiin tomorrow when it Is ex pected a decision will be made. Hank er of the unsoclatioii today invoked all order providing for sivty days' no tice of withdrawal ,,r savings nccouiit Officer of the lotion exchuiiKe mi id an iiKi ei liient has been reached between the Liverpool, New York Hnd New til leans exchange to open uliniil-taneouiily. H ( I Mi POSITION OK COl'NTKY IS IMI'HOVI II vent Third Member of Entente From Entering Into Struggle and Ambassador at London Issues Concil iatory Statement. Summary of War Situation as Gathered From Censorized Reports Announcement of the definite policy of the l'.ritisli cal inet. which it was expected the prime minister would- make in the parliament today, was postiwiied. John Hums, president of the local government board, resigned tonight from the cabinet, owing to a disagreement fiver the war policy of the l'.ritisli government and a late report said that Viscount Morley, lord president of the council, was considering his resignation. .Sir Kduard Grey, in the commons, reviewed the situa tion and although he used qualifying phrases, hPs words were taken generally to mean that Great Britain is committed to war. The German ambassador at Paris was ordered by the emperor to demand his passjiorts, which lines tip France with Russia, Servia and Montenegro against Germany and Austria-Hungary. The mobilization of most of the countries of Kurope has been virtually completed. Holland has been invaded at I.iniburg by German troops, according to reMirt, and the Dutch people are said to le flooding the country to prevent t he passage of soldiers. Germany has issued a white look justifying her action with respect to Russia, and at the same time German diplo mats at London are using their utmost efforts to win Great Britain to a position of neutrality. Few reports of actual military movements are being received owing to the censorship, those stand aside. To Irots:'t I'Yrncli Coast. "We felt stroiiKly that France wn entitled to know at once whether In the event of on attack on her unpro tected coat she could rely on our 'support. "1 gave the information to the ! French ambassador last niKht that if ,the German fleet Koch into the Fnvcl'sh 'channel or Into the North sea to St itack French shipping on the French coast, the Uritish fleet will give all the protection in its power. "That answer is subject to (he ap proval of parliament. It is not a dec laration of war." Sir I jhvaril Gives Hint. i Sir Kdwnrd (irey dispelled the shad uiws of doubt which flickered over the triple entente In the mliuls of many liberal by exposing some milestones In the history of the reproachment, reveallnir it as essentially a national one with F'ranre, without definite ob 1 ligation. i Finally, on the one tremendously vital question a question upon the answer of which the llrilish empire and the whole world are hanging whether tho government considers that Germany's policy compels Great lirltain to wane war, the foreign sec retary left an impression of doubt. That doubt may reflect the mind of a cabinet not wholly unanimous, and the intnrnretatlon drawn by many U that Sir Kdwnrd Grey's sueech to millions. Germany was a nint tnat it sue win keep her soldiers off lielglan soH and her battleships away from tho coast of France, that will be the price of Great Britain's armed neutrality. lroiiijHe to I'roUrt Coast. The promise to France to protect the French Coast with the Hritlsh fleet, Sir Kdwurd Grey said, was bt-KUn and the bureau of cnKt'uvliiK : i -o.Hisa jou.hal .r.c.i .., ,, Washington. Auif. 2. More than a billion dollars in currency is In l. add. ed to the clrrulatiiiK medium in the jl'nited States by the action of Con nies iciiay, to meei ine siluation re stilting from the Kurop.au crisis. This new money, hacked by tho prime assets of the bank", may be is sued under a modification of tiie bank law, passed In both house and senate, then compromised in i euferciice and ailliroveil bv Mw nd.t.fr.lslr'z.tiii.i t.. fl. nal aciion In both houses tomorrow. ) NVw York, Aug. a. The financial All national banks and all slate position of this country to all uppear- hanks and trust companies, members of the new federal reserve system, and those which have agreed to .loin, may Issua note i,nder the Aldrlch-Vree-land section of the banking law, up to 125 per cent of their combined cupitul and surplus. Vast Sum .Available. There is approximately $1,760,000, 000 such capital and surplus, upon which issue of note may be based, of that, about $S00, 000.000 invested in government bunds, not available. Approximately HO0,0O0,000, plus 2'i per cent Is therefore ready as the bnsi of issih'. Inasmuch u bankers point ed out to administration leaders, is sue of clearing house certificates in this country never have exceeded K00, ooii, 000 In time of most dire dis tress, the Issue available should more than care for any situation. The fenate imposed further condi tion that the banks shall deposit with the government against the new Issue a gold reserve of not less than f. per cent, and that the new notes shall h apportioned geographically. Hunks In the New York district, for instance, may Isaue only a sum proportionate to 125 per cent of their capital and surplu. In that way the new circula tion is expected to be distributed througnotit the country, caring for lo cal hanking needs and Industrie. Koinovcs KcstJictlon. As originally proposed by the sen ate, the bunks might have Issued up to the former limit of five hundred Tho house toduy removed all restrictions as to amount. The scii- ute, thinking a limitation wise, amend, ed the proposal to limit the issue to combined capital and surplus and the extra 25 per cent was udded in con ference as a compromise. Hundreds of millions of new notes are ready for the cull of the banks; shipments to financial center have units was appreciably better tonight than was the case twenty-four hours ago. Prompt relief meusuie composed n situation which for a time threatened to become ominous. While it is yet too early to measure the full eftect upon domestic affair of the Kuro pean upheaval and its attendant em barrassments, hunker who last night admitted the outlook was troubled, expressed confidence tonight that the energetic steps taken would meet till needs, The same opinion was expressed by John Skelton Williams, comptroller of the currency, who spent the duy at the Muh-treasnry unit kept a close I watch over each development. At the j close of the day Mr. Williams said all was serene. I "The finances of the country," he j added, "are In excellent shape and there is absolutely no need for any one !to worry. We have the situation well in hand. There are no financial squall In sight. All the currency that i necessary at this time is In circulation." There probably never was another day in the history of the country on which such a variety of comprehen sive measures were, put into force. Hunks of this and other large cities throughout the country decided to Is sue clearing house certificates, to furnish an additional medium of cir culation In settlement of transactions among banks. Many millions of dol lars of emergency currency, provided for by the Ahlrloh-Vreclnnd law, were shipped to New York and other finan cial centers. Havings banks and private banking institutions In New York slate put in- 1 .isiiiugion, Aug. .i - i'i.iiim were practically completed tonmhi for the jc.ue ,.f Americans In war-torn F.u- i' j Congress, lit the reipiest of I'lesl idcnt WIIhoii, appropriated I : Sii.iniii as i hi Initial si, p and will grant mote 'Hunts II ib sued The appropriation will be used In caring lor the linine idl.ite needs of Americans, especially those without moans of obtaining any j f anus. Americans who have biters or credit and traveler' dusk or other form of money credit w ill be agisted I by American c-'hnsnicH In having them cashed. Insiriict'oiiH were Issued to Aincik.an diplomatic olticera to I 'sue "ambassadors' orders" Ml ex change for letter of credit, bank checks or money unlet. Aiiibassa idors Page In London, and Merrick, lin France, were usk. d to use their In Itlueiice with the Hritlsh and French I gov eminent to obtain gold to cash these eiiiba.isy checks If necessary. I' I lends and relatives of Americans abroad can deposit with the stale de partment here any sum tiny (house land an embassy check lor an equiva lent amount will be Issued in Kurope. For the financial iiccoinmodal Ions of American clllzcux In Kurope, Sec- iretaries Hi. van and .McAiloo have ar ranged with New York banking houses ito co-operate with American em bassies abroad. Detail of the plan have not been perficled but were dis cussed at conferences tonight between Secret. uv Hryan, Secretary McAdoo and representatives of New Turk banking houses. A yet no definite arrangement have been made about ship. Army MANIFESTO IS ISSUED BY CZAR ' STRUNG CAUSE OP HOSTILITIES Emperor Nicholas Places Blame on Germany and Ap peals to Russian People lo Defend Honor of Coimtiy, CONDEMNS ATTACK ON SERVIA BY AUSTRIA Doclaics Demands of Dual Monaiehy on Slavic King dom Such as No Independ ent State Could Grant, ! MURNIN4 JOUHNtl. MC1 I (Oil) IO) St. Petersburg, Aug. 3. Fmpcmr Nicholas today lsue, H tlianiiesto. In which his majesty outlines tho events leading up to the declaration or war by Germany and then say that "ltus mIiiii will rise like one man and will repulse the insolei,i attack of the enemy." The text follows: "Hy the Mnco of God, we, Nicholas II, emperor and autocrat of all the Russians, King of Poland and Grand I Hike of Finland, etc., to all our faith ful subjects make known that Ku.ssla, related by faith and blond to the Slav people and faithful to her historical traditions, has never regarded their .rates wllh Indifference, "Hut the fraternal sentiments of the jltussian people for the Slavs have been iiiwakened with perfect unanimity anil extraordinary fore,. In these last few days when Austrin-1 1 ungary knowing- and n.ivy otticeis say tneir transport ly addressed to Servia claim Inaccep are ln.ideiuulc and many ure iiot;,.., f,. .. , ,,, available. It Is most likely that If an, ships are chartered they will be thoso of neutral counltles, Mich us Norway, Sweden, Spain, Portugul or Holland. As il Secretary Hryan believes there i. re enough American and other neutral ships in service to lake, away thousands who desire to leave. 'I'lc department mudu tin an limine emeu' : "The secretary of statu lias received it telegram from the American ambas sador at Paris, in which he slates that he thinks there Is no cause lor alarm on the part of those who remain tn that city for the present and that he believes Atnet leans Will be able to leave at some later dale if any desire to do so." Will ASK WAItsMIP TO CAItllV GOl.I) TO .1 IIOPK New York. Aug. 3 Fse of a United States warship to cany to Kurope $3. 500,000 In gold lor the relief of stranded American tourists was pro posed by New Vork bankers today. Henjamln Strong. Jr., president of the Hunkurs' Trust company, departed for Washington to make the suggestion to President Wilson. The gold ready. It was withdrawn from the sub-treasury today and is packed in to effect thu clause which permits j kegs In the vaults of tho trust com (By Morning Journal Special leased Wire.) LONDON, Aug. 3. Great Britain has mobilized her forces and awaits events. Today she is not a belligerent power, nor is she a neutral one. The government has given France assurance that the British fleet Avill not permit the German fleet to attack the French coast. It has not yet pledged itself to contribute an army to the con 'tinental war. The British government regards with the deepest distrust Germany's violation of Belgium's neutrality, but makes no declara tion as to whether it considers that measure .provocation for war. This pronouncement of government policy the result of two daws' almost continuous delhVrations wns made to the house of commons this afternoon by Sir Edward Grey, secretary of state for foreign, affairs. Therefore the trying hour of suspense for the British people is prolonged indefinitely, I'rcssiire for Neutrality. Meanwhile! the German embassy in I considerine the enormous number" London is exerting every effort of engaged could hardly alter the diplomacy to induce Great Hrltain to lance of power." lat hold aloof from the conflict and to bring public opinion to Germany's side. The counsellor of the German embassy Issued a strong appeal for the neutrality of Great ISritaln, as serting that Germany would agree to keep her fleet from attacking the northern and western coasts of France if Knglund would pledge neutrality and argued that Knglanj would gain more In the end by standing outside the European war and using her In fluence as mediator when the moment was right. Plea by Ambnssntlor, It said in part: "The maintenance of British neu trality would In no way Injure France. n the contrary it might be argued that by remaining neutral. Great Brit ain would give France exactly as much strategic assistance and a good tieali n.ore effective diplomatic hc'P, as uccording to all reliable in formation llore is no intention of "ending British troop to the conti-l nont una us a few Jiritish divisions I Statement by Grey. Sir' Kdward Grey, British foreign secretary, stated in the house of com mons today that the house was free to decide what the llrilish attitude In the present European conflict should be. Sir Kdwnrd ndded that Great Brit ain had not commltte! herself to anything- but diplomatic support. Sir Wdwnrd told the house that he had "given France assurance that If the German flet came Into the F.ngUsh channel through the North sea to un dertake hostile operations against the French coast or shipping the British fleet would give all the protection in its power." Towards the close of his speech Sir Edward said: Iroiarel for llmergeiicy. "We must be prepared and we are prepare to face the consequence of using all strength at any moment, we know not how soon, in order to do fend ourselves." Andrew lion.ir Law, leader of the ject to the approval of parliament. 1 Heyond that tribunal It apparently l was Intended to be subject to ratifi cation by the court of last resort the I people of the United Kingdom and I tbe empire. i Sir Edward recalled that he told France at the time of the Algeclras man crisis that Greut Britain "would prom- port ise nothing to nny foreign power un less it received the whole hearted sup port of public opinion." The solemnity nnd dignity of the house of commons when it met this afternoon was worthy of the occasion which was one of great moment In the history of the empire. The hall was crowded with members of the cham ber. Peers and bishops who filled the galleries were grave and silent. Cnlti'd Front Apparent. The "united front," of the nation, to which the leaders pledged their parties when the house last met, found expression in two or three incidents this afternoon. Winston Spencer Churchill, first lord of the admiralty. has bitter enemies on the conserva tive side of the house, but when he entered the hall he was received with a roar of cheers from his opponents, paying tribute to him as the head of the navy. It had been expected that the prime minister would be the spokesmun of the government, but Sir Edward Grey was chosen for the task because of his more intimute acquaintance with Great Britain's connection with the triple entente. Opposition Support Assured. Sir Edward Grey's strongest pass ages commanded more cheering from the opposition than from his on slt'c of the house. When he related that the German foreign minister hud declined to state his intentions toward Belgium, there was an angry outburst with cries of "trickery." Patriotic feeling reached the climax when John Redmond., the nationalist lender, rose to pledge the loyally of Ireland and to say the present calam ity might have one happy result. Mr. making more night and day. Further relief for tha situation was expected by the organization of the federal reserve board. Paul M, War burg's deluyed confirmation was ad vanced by his examination in the banking committee today and Chuir- Owen predicted a fuvorable re and not more than three votes against him In the senate. President Wilson selected Vi is 'loml nee for the place of Thomas 1), Joics, but will not disci i ise! his Identity until the man accepts. McAiloo Is Confident. Secretary McAdoo returned late to day from his Suniliiv night conference with New York bankers, took up the til read of financial developments and announced thai he hud the utmost confidence In the ability of the gov ernment and the banks to take tare of uny situation which may arise. It wa pointed oul that the outflow of American gold to Europe has slopped (Continued oa I'nga Two.) WKATHElt FOKECAST. Washington. Aug. S New Mex ico: Local thunder showers Tues and Wednesday. anj that there can be little doubt that looo.om) American trade with Europe would feel a normal and reassuring rea;:ti n within a short time. It seemed to lie the opinion hero that the next few days will show which of the nations now at war will control the seas and thut with that question settled there is no reason to fear that the American export trade will no be resumed to a large extent. Conditions Are llo,M'ftil. Mr. McAdoo had a talk lute today with FesttiB J. Wade, president of the St. I.uls Clearing bouse association. Mr. Wade Is understood to have given assurances thut conditions in St. Louis and contiguous territory were good. Treasury officials are making every preparation to launch the federal re serve banking system a soon as the senate confirmed two members of the reserve board. The stage hug been set where about the only move neces sary before formal opening of the re serve banks In twelve cities Is the naming of three directors for each bank by tho reserve buard, the renting of proper quarters and employment of the necessary clerical force. The currency to be used In the new system has not been actually printed. but the designs have been submitted and are ready for approval and th actual work of getting out the bills will require but a comparatively short time. Orders restricting the amount of money or.br Issued to European j points will be issued probably touior- them to stop payment of funds to de positurs for sixty days and thirty days, respectively, after applications for withdrawals are made. Tho recent enormous outflow of gold lo Europe, one of the chief causes of the unset tled situation here, was believed to have been stopped effectuully. While plans for these various steps were urrangod yesterduy, it took sev eral hours of rapid work this morn ing to put them in'o operation. L'ntll Unit had been accomplished the finan cial district was under something of a strain but us the hours passed with out serious difficulties, the tension re laxed until ut the close of the day Wall street was abnormally dull. Two small private banks were closed, but there were no other occurrences of this nature, and withdrawals from banks, while heuvler than usual, were not large enough lo signify widespread public uneasiness, As a result of today's action, there is now In circulation more currency than at any previous llino In the his tory of the country. Clearing house certificates to the value of about SL'0,- were issued, and It was ex pected that further largo amounts would be demanded by the banks shortly. During the 1!)07 panic the maximum amount of certificates Is sued was $103,000,000. At that time, also, Ihe amount of bank notes out stan llng was somewhat larger than inow, but the present total or currency exceeds all other periods. 1 luring the time the clearing house certificates are in circulation, the us ual weekly detailed bnnk statement will not be issued. This course was pursued In 1907 when only a bare summary of the weekly bank opera tions was published. Stock exchange brokers settled down for u long period of Inactivity, for 11 was the general opinion that the mar- ket would not lie re-opened for sev- u-ral weeks. Commission houses re ceived Inquiries which showed there was a considerable demand for stocks from investors. In most cases, it wus said, offers were made ranging from one to tnree points nigner man ine quotations prevailing when trading was suspended Thursday night. Efforts were made to stop transac tions In storks by Irresponsible pri vate concerns, some of which, taking advantage of the suspension of the ex change, endeavored to set themselves up In business. A committee of stock exchange brokers was appointed to appeal to newspaper publishers to reject objectionable advertisements from such persons. puny. All that Is needed is oie sanc tion of the president. The sponsors of the plan admitted that it wus an unpt'ee, dented one, but suld the situation required heroiic measures. To ship the gold on a liner would be impracticable at HiIh time. No insurance company could lie found to write a policy on such a shipment, which will be liable tn seizure by Eu ropean warships. Should the proposal meet with ob jection, Mr. SI long. It was understood, will suggest to the president that tho gold be placed on an American steam ship and that a warship be sent wllh It to Insure its safe passage. GREAT STRIKE ON RAILROADS HOT TO OCCUR! Why Mobllialloti Occurred. "llavl! paid n(. nltcnitlon lo Mm pacific and conciliatory reply of tho Servian government and having re Jected the benevolent Intervention of Hiissiu, Austria-Hungary made husto to proceed to an armed attack and be gan to bombard ISclgrade, an open place. "Forced by (he situation thus fro nted to take necessary measures of precaution, we ordered the army and navy put on a war footing, ut the sjiiiiu time using every endeavor to obtain a peaceful solution. Pourparler were begun amid friendly relations Willi Germany and her ally, Austria, for the blood uml properly of our nuli Jects were dear lo us. Illaiuc on Germany, "Contrary to our hopes In our good neighborly relations of long date, and disregarding our assurances that thu mobilization measures taken were In pursuance of no object hostile to her, Germany demanded their immediate, cessation. Being rebuffed In this de mand Germany suddenly declared war on liussia, "Today it Is not only the protection of a country related to us and unjustly attacked that must be accorded, but we must safeguard the honor, the dig nity and the Integrity of ItusHla und her position among the irnuit Powers. Fallli In ItiiHslim tausc. "We believe tinshiikubly that all our faithful subjects will rise with unani mity and devotion lor the defense of Husslan soil, lhat Internal discord will be forgotten In this threatening hour; that the unity of the emperor with bis people will become still more liosn and that Kussia, rising tike one man, will repulse the insolent attack of the enemy. "With a profound faith in the Jus tice of our work and with a humble "hop,. In omnipotent providence In prayer we cull God's blessing on holy Jftissiu and 1 1 i- valiant troops. (Signed) "NICHOLAS." GEIOI . GO Kit WM NT PltlMsMS ITS Oi l I si: Managers Appeals Yield to Earnest by President Wil son to Avert National Cal amity; To Arbitrate Dispute, lV MORNINO JOURNAL IPICIAL I ,D 1111 Washington, Aug. 3. Managers of ninety-eight western railroads, urged by the president to place patriotism above property interest, consented to day to arbitrate their dll'f 'i ences Willi Ra. IKI0 englnemen and liicnien nun prevented what threate I to be one of the most extensive transportation strikes the country has seen. The railroad men consented to pre-1 llerlln, Aug. 3. The German gov ernment has Issued a while book re counting the events leading up to (lie war and giving the lexis of t tic notes exchanged between the German em peror and the ItiiHsInn emperor. The government insists tli.il It winked shoulder lo shoulder with Ureal Itiilain in mediatory action and supported every proposal in Vi enna from which It thought u peace lui solution could be hoped. oil July 30, the German govern ment forwarded to Vienna Hie Brit ish proposal which, as a basis, laid down that Austria ought, after the Invasion of Servia Which had then taken place, to dictate her conditions there, Germany assumed that lius sia would accept this basis, but While negotiations were proceeding news came of Itusslan moblli.tii ion mea sures and the assembly of Kussian troops on the Prussian frontier and left doubt that Husslan mobill.atloii against Germany was in full prog, res. While nil such measures were be ing denied to f!ie German represen tative at St. Petersburg and even be fore the Austrian answer to the last British-! Icniian mediation proposal could reach Merlin, Hiissiu ordered a I general mobilixalion. lite Herman emperor, in u icie- sent the case for settlement in a waVlgrain, called attention to the ineii ic- ulreaiiy approved by the employes and the federal board of mediation, o avert what the president character ized as n "national disaster," although they realized und President Wilson pointed out that all the merits of their side could not be taken into consider ation. Chairman Chambers of the board of mediation, at once began prepara tions for bringing the dispute to ar bitration nnd the railroad managers and the labor leaders kit tho city. Ing character of the Kussian mobi lization und the continuance of his own activity In the direction of me diation. on July 31, the Itusslan emperor sent the following telegram to tho German emperor: "1 thank thee from my heart for thy mediation, which leaves a gleam of hope that ever, now may "end peacefully. It Is technically Impossl ide to discontinue our military oper ation, which have been rendered lie-