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vspv "" '""ifsswyMSW w "TPf ""wr"" j- "W""n" 'wi,vfTPpwrtT twwtttftit UttUtt ll.CO PER YEAR MT. VERNON, OHIO, TUESDAY, AUGKJST 22, 1916 No. 67 ESTABLISHED 1836 "rJlV$Wi"' ft M W I FORWARD IN IE it President Wilson Aooin Ikes Known His Labor Leaders Mark Time Railroad Heads Holding Conferences Washington, Aug. 21. President Wilson's week of conferences with ranking officials of the railroads and leaders of their employes threatening a nation-wide strike aro believed by all parties to the controversy to havo brought the situation to a point where decisive developments may he expect ed within a few days. While the negotiations took no ac tual forward step, the president re plied Indirectly to contentions of the road officials that the principle of arbitration would bo endangered by his plan for putting the eight hour ha ate day into effect whllo a commission Investigates Its practicability and passes upon other points at issuo. In a telegram mado public at tho Whlto House the president declared lie held, firmly to arbitration as a principle, and that his plan strengthened rather thau weakened it He also said that some means must be found to provent the existing situation from ever arising again. The road officials, who foavo tenta tively refused to nccept Mr. Wilson's proposal continued conferences among themselves. Tho labor leaders, who al ready hae approved tho proposal, marked time awaiting definite decis ion from tho employers. The president's telegram defending bis plan was in reply In an appeal from George Pope, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, urging that tho principle of arbitration be preserved in the strike negotiations. President's Telegram. Tho president replied: "Allow me to scknowledge receipt of your telegram ef Aug. IS and to say In reply that I hold to the principle of -arbitration with as clear a conviction and as firm a purpose as any, but that unfortu nately there is no means now in ex istence by which arbitration can be secured. Existing means have been tried and havo failed. The situation must never bo allowed to rise again, trot it has arisen. Some means must CATHOLICS OPEN ANNUAL MEETING Dignitaries From This and For eign Countries Present, Now York, Aug. 20. Three princes nf thn rtnmnn Cntlinlle church, tho Da- pal delegate to tho United States, the papal nuncio to Brazil, scores of Wshops and other dignitaries, sev eral hundred priests and thousands of laymen participated here in tho cele bration of a solemn pontifical high mas at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Tho occasion was tho formal opening of tho fifteenth annual convention of the Amorican Federation of Cathollo So cieties and the sixty-first annual con vention of tho National Fodoration of German Catholics. Seldom in tho history of the church has thore been so notaWo a gathering of ecclesiastics outside of Home. It was estimated that moro thau S.000 persons crowded Into tho cathedral, while twice as many moro congre gated outsldo to view tho procession which preceded tho mass. Amci lean and papal flags wero hung abovo tho cathedral entranco with great streamers of yellow and whlto tho papal colors, suspended from each arch inside. High abovo nil the deco ration hung the red hat of the late Car dinal McCloskoy, suspended from tho arched celling over tho chancel. Ttiit -J-fttoaJaffiTi.iaJ, !!i S TEP AIL CASE be found to prevent Its recurrence, out no means can be found" off-hand or in n hurry or In se'acon to meet the pres ent national emergency. What I am proposing does not weakon or dis credit the principles of arbitration. It strengthens It, rather.'' It proposes t'nrtt nothing bo conceded except the eight hour day, to which the eco nomic movement of the times scdms to point, and the immediate creation of an agency for de'tui mining all the arbitrable elements In this case Jn the light, not of predictions.-or forecasts, but of established and ascertained facts. This Is the firat stage of the di rect road to tho discovery of the bpst permanent basis for arbitration when oliier means than thopu now available lire supplied." There were no outward develop ments pending arrival of the addi tional railroad executives to whom the president sent invitations. Ropresen tatlvps of both sides nio prepared to remain here until the final word is spoken and n strike Is declared or averted. It Is thought probable that' there would be no further general White. House conferences until Tuesday. Al though the railroad executives con tinue to maintain thoir position In op position to the president's plan and in favor of arbitration, admilstrntlon of ficials express hope that ultimately they would decde to negotiate on the basis proposed by Mr. Wilson. It was understood that a counter proposal was under consideration by the mllroad executives, but that It r.iad not yet reached a definite stage It was said to Include arbitration of at least some of the points at Issue, with tho granting of others. In tho mean time telegrams urging the president to Insist on arbitration arrived in large numbers at the White House. Five Killed In Powder Plant Montreal, Aug. 21. Five men were killed, six probably fatally Injured and eight others sorlously hurt in a fire In the Aetna Chemical Company's pow der factory at Drummondvlllo, Quebec. Chardon, O., Aug. 21. Mrs. Leola Robblns of Cleveland, was killed by a Cleveland and Kastern lntorurban car, which hit tho automobile in which she was riding at Babcocks Crossing, six miles from here. F. M. Bobbins, her husband, who was driving wasp se verely injured. E Portland, Ore, Aug. 21. The three Northwestern state, Oregon, Wash ington and Idaho will havo 60,000,000 bushels of wheat to movo to the At lantic seaboard within the next six months and practically no cars aro In Bight In which to movo it, according to a survey completed by local railroad men. The railroads will bo called on to provldo about 38,500 cars, the aver age caapcity of a car being 1,300 bushels. ...... ii.au. aStfe, Jtitirt. v,- AiWJ Stand KILLED IN AUTO CRASH NO'CARS TO w WHEAT SEA WASP r, x vw jr f i 9- i pBmssmmmsBsmBmymm rrf "" yTWFmKIBmWKMm SOME OF GREAT BRITAIN'S NEW "SUBMARINE "CHJ?SEKS Here are some of the fast "subma rine chasers," part of an order of 40, built in South Boston for use in guard ing the coasts of Great Britain. Six of them have been shipped from Bos ton. All are named after various fish of the sea. They are 100 horsepower gasoline launches, of uniform design, FIVE NEGROES TAKEN FLORIDA JAIL AND Gainesville, Fla., Aug. 21. Two wo men and three men, all negroes, were taken from the Jail at Newberry and hanged by a mob. Another negro was tliot and killed by deputy sheriffs neai Jonesvllle, Fia. All of the victims came to their deaths as the result nf the killug of Constable S. G. Wynne Naco, Ariz., Aug 21. Over 100 shots were exchanged across tho In ternational line and nbotit a mile west of here between patrols belonging to the colored militia troops from the District of Columbia and a tyarty on the Mexican side. The militia say thar halted some Mexicans who at SPEAKEASIES St. Clnlrsvlllo, Aug 21 The state liquor license commission's raids on Belmont county speakeasies resulted in $32,000 being assessed in flues In Mayor Davles' court here. Of this the county received tlfU?D0 in caBb. L'.'Jt ..Mr.T. Y WITH MEXICANS ON BORDER AD COUNTY WILL CHASE THE GERMAN SUBMARINES 40 feet long and capable of making 25 knots. The contracts were award ed last spring and It is said they cost $4,000 each. The boats are very heav ily constructed forward, evidently with the Idea 6f mounting a small gun, probably thr.ee-lnch calibre, In the the bow. They have long trunk and the shooting of Dr. L. G. Harris by Boihey Long, a negro. Tho lynched negroes were accused of aiding Long to escape. Dispatches from Newberry said that the mob which lynched tho negroes was composed of about 200 men, and that it worked quietly and rapidly. tempted to cross the lino, and in an swer to the challenge tho Mexicans fired. In the fuslllado that followed the only casualty was the wounding of one of the Mexicans who had tried to cross. He is now a prisoner in the camp of colored troops. Peace Pamphlets Seized. London, Aug 21. Tho premises of Bll Berlin Socialist clubs were raided by tho police according to an Ex change Telegraph company dispatch from noiipvn Vany persons wero ar rested the adies stato, and it is re ported that larre quantities or peace manifestos and uamphleta were seized Skull Fractured: Dies. Columbu -. 21. Sovernl hours after he had twin Injured, John Glass, 2S, died at a ho'-'iltal from a fractured skull. He sti'ck his head out of a street car window and another car struck It. x&Mki.. FROM HANGED ? cabins and have accommodations for two or three men. They are of V bot tom type, and the motors are equip ped with special carbureting device, by means of which either gasoline or heavier oils may be used. The steer ing gear Is like that of an automobile. TOLE DAD SHAPE Toieao, Aug. 21. The city failed to meet its semi-monthly service depart ment pay roll of $50,000. The 1,200 employes were told they could not get their money before Tuesday. The city is in financial straits and accountants are checking up to ascertain just what would bo done. MINERS ON A STRIKE Coshocton, O., Aug. 21. The entire force of the Warwick mine, Coshoc ton county's largest coal mine, is striking in an effort to force opera tors to come to an agreement on pay for the removal of unavoidable draw slate. About 120 men aro out. Toledo. O., Aug. 21. Tho body of Daniel II. Murphy, 81, was taken from a cistern at his home. He had taken poison and slashed his throat, close to tho Jugular vein. Murphy had been 111 slnco ho was prostrated by the heat recently. DO N BOOT FOUND IN CISTERN QONGRESS WILL SOON ADJOURN Few important Bills Remain For Passage, LEADERS TO HURRY THINGS Senate Believes the Revenue Measure, Designed to Raise $250,000,000 An nually. Can Be Disposed of In Four or Five Diys Minor Measures WIK Be Overlooked In the Final Drive for Adjournment. Washington, Aug. 21. Adjourn ment of Congress now waits only on the passage of the emergency revenue bill, Tepassage of the army appropria tion bill with amendments to meet President Wilson's veto, completion of the general deficiency appropriation measure and final action on a few con ference reports, including tho govern ment shipping bill. Senate leaders who havo grown optimistic over the rapid progress of legislation within the last few das, said they would bo ready to adjourn next Saturday If the house could be prevailed upon to accept the amended revenue bill without a light. This does not seem likely, however, and because of some discussion that may arise over general deficiency ap propriations Congress probably will not be ready for the adjournment gavel benore Sept. 1 or 2. Fears of Indefinite delay resulting from President Wilson's veto of tho army appropriation bill because of Its exemption from the military code of retired officers and men have almost entirely disappeared. The house will repass the bill under special rule with the articles of war which caused Rep resentative Hays' objectionable amend ment, eliminated. It will be rushed to the senate, where the plan Is to re insert the articles of wa nlnut. the Hay amendment Unless nrcsent plans' miscarry, the bill will then go to con ference and Reprosctatlve Hay, his Wends declare, will then surrender. There Is a possibility, however, that the articles of war will be thrown out in the senate on a. point of order that they are not germane to an appropria tlon bill. Discuss Revenue Bill Today. Today the senate began discussion of the revenue bill, designed to raise $250,000,000 annually through income, inheritance, munitions, liquor, corpo ration stock and miscellaneous taxes. Senator Simmons, chairman of the finance committee, opened debate on the measure and he has been assured by Republican leaders who propose to make the bill the target for vigorous political assault that they can flnls..i their attack In four or five days at the most Some time, however, will be taken by Democratic senators who op pose certain features of the bill. The recommendation for a bond Is sue of $130,000,000 to meet expenses of the Mexican emergency, house lead ers say, will be accepted, having orig inally been suggested by the ways and means committee. Republican and Democratic leaders alike assert that odds and ends of legislation still pending will be entire ly overlooked In the final drive for ad Journmcnt and that nothing can pre vent congress getting away after the revenue and general deflciecy bills aie passed. They declaro such things as corrupt practces legislation, woman suffrage and tho treaty for the pur chase of the Danish West Indies did not have the ghost of a chance for consideration unless unexpected de velopmment should prolong the ses sion. LIVE STOCK AND GRAIN EAST BUFFALO, AUK. ill Cuttle Shipping steer. J 5010 6: butcher steers. $769; heifers, $C8 50; cows, J47 76; bulls, J5&7 25; fresh cow and sprin&ers, J55IC11B: calves. 4 BO013. Hogs Heavy and mixed. JI1CM1 10; Yorkers, $10 25011 10; plp. tio 2R; roughs, J9 4009 0; etac. 7Q. Sheep and Lambs Yearling, 15 BOO 60; wethers, S08 25; ewes, $407 7B; mixed sheep, J7 7508; lambs, $7011 25. CHICAGO, Aug. 21 Cattle Native beef steers, $76111 10; cowa and heifer!". $4f9 SB; stockera and feeders, $5i7 90; cnlvey, $9 25012 70. Hogs I.lsht, $10 30010 90; mixed, J 95 010 90; heavy, J9 75010 S5' roughs, 9 75 9 95; pigs, JS 1009 75 Sheep and I-iir.hs Natives 6 5007 80; western, 6 7.W8; lambs, 7 25011. CLEVELAND, Aui; 21 Cattle Choke fat steers, $8 20"! 75; butcher sterrp, ?7 5008 'JB helferp, $0 5n 7 50, bull? f5g-S cows, $S 50015 25; choice cal cs, J12 5001? Hosts Yorkers heavies and mediums $11; piss, J"1 "5 rouplis, $9 40; sipp $8 25, Sheep and Tambs -Choice ewes, 6 50 7; lambs, 7 W10 60 PITTSBURGH, Ann 21. Cattle Choice fat steers, $8 2509 10; butcher stccis $6 BOffiS G5, heifers. JO 50 7 25, cows. J5 5006 50; bulls, $6 71T 7 50; top cahes, 513. Kogs Heavlep, J10 8510 90; Yorkers, $10 95011; pies, 9 SO01O 25. A LOSS i: SUED, British Have Two Light Cruis ers Destroyed German High Sea Fleet Again' Gives Battle. ARE VICTIMS OF SUBMARINES Berlin Also Clalmo to Havo Sunk British Destroyer and Damaged -Battleship, But This is Denied by London Paris Reports Tell of Fierce Counter Attacks By Germans at Verdun. London. Aug. 21. The German high: teas fleet has again arvcarcd- in tho North Sea and in a c'ash hetween Ger man submarines and British scout ships two British light cruisers have been sent to the bottom. Tho war of fice reports that one of tho subma rines was destroyed and that another was rammed and possibly sunk. This Is tho first appearance in the North Sea of strong German naval forces since the batMe off Jutland on May 31. The two Britioh vessels lost were the Nottingham, 5,400 tons, and the Falmouth, 5.230 tons The crews of both the ships were saved, with the exception of 39 men. The Gcrmans also claim to have sunk a British de ctroyer, and damaged a battleship, but this Is denied by London. Accord ing to the British admiralty, the Ger man fleet avoided an engagement with: the main British forces and returned to port when Its soouts reported the approach of strong British squadrons Fighting at Verdun. On the western front the French? continue to press forward In tha neighborhood of Guillemont and Paris reports the capture of a strongly forti fied wood between that town and Maurepas. In the Verdun sector lh Germans are fiercely counter attack ing In an effort to regain Fleury, the loss of which they concede. The British report the repulse of German, counter attacks and the capture of a. portion of trenches north of Bazentln-Le-Petit. In the east the Russians are appar ently centering their efforts on their new drive toward Kovel. Berlin ad mits that General Brusslloffs troops have crossed the Stokhod at -one point and Petrograd says that the Russians have pushed beyond the river and cap tured a series of heights on the road to Kovel. Fierce fiqhtlng continues on the crest of the Carpathians, where thp Russians are battling within sight or the Hungarian plains. No Indication has been given, "now ever of the strength of the force en gaged in this region and It la uncer tain as yet whether General Brussllofff Is making a serious effort to lnvadcc Hungary. The offensive on the Salonlkl front Is developing and tho fighting Isj' jrrowing In intensity on the 150-mlIfc battle line from Lake Pres-ba to Lake4 Doiran. Both sides claim minor suc cesses but apparently no action of. first Importance lias occurred. An In teresting feature of this front Is the advance of Bulgarian detachments to ward the Greek seaport of Kavalu This port Is well to the east of the al lied front and the purpose of tho Bul garian move is not made clear In tho dispatches Run Down By a Truck. Akron, O.. Aug. 21. William Smith,. 52, an employe of a paving construc tion company at Springfield Lake, was; almost instantly killed when he wnsr run down at the lake by one of the company trucks. !0AP JOKE IS FATAL Columbus, Aug. 21. Because James Ashfoot, li2, negro, who camo here throe weeks ago from Smith Placet, Ala., put soap into something to cat. a negro, wliose naiuo is unknownr wounded Ashfoot In the right shoulder and hack with a shotgun. Tho load pierced Aslifoot's Ioung and ho wilt, die. surgeons say.