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WILSON READY TO
MAKE APPEAL TO
COE-3 CVSR HEADS OF MANAGERS
AND COMMITTEES IN DE-
TERMINED EFFORTS TO
PRESIDENTS OF ROADS
CALLED TO CONFERENCE
Chief Executive Will Appeal Finall)
to Powers Which Control Railways
if Presidents of Lines Sustain
Their Managers in Refusing
Washington^ Aug. 19. President
Wilson- laid his plan tor averting th
threatened railway strike before th$
employes' committee of 640, and hav
ing found the managers' committee
adamant to his proposal that they ac
cept the eight hour day, he appealeo
to the railroad presidents and asked
them to come to the White House foi
There is every indication that if th
railroad presidents sustain their man
agers, President Wilson will appeal fi
nally to the financial powers which
control the roads, for it is his pur
pose to deal with the ultimate author
ity before he gives up his efforts.
Employes Expected to Accept
The President's plan, whjch ivs ex
pected to be toi imHy gc^pt^
An eight-hour uay
i Regular pay at the eight-hour day
rate for over tirne^
To refer ajl. other collateral iP*"6!
to a small commission to be, created
by Congress on which the employes,
the railroads, and the public would
Presidents Back Up Managers.
The conference between the rail
road presidents and the managers'
committee developed further indica
tions that the managers were to be
backed up by their chiefs in the atti
tude they had adopted -toward the
"We have gone over the situation
thoroughly," said one of the presidents
as he left the conference, "and we
agree thoroughly in every particular
with what the committee has done."
To See Presidents Alone.
When Mr. Wijson sees the railroad
presidents, the committee of man
agers who have been conferring with
him all this week will not be present.
It was decided that the President
should lay his plan fully before the
executives of the roads alone, and
word to that effect was sent to the
hotel where the managers and their
chiefs were in session.
Before proposing his plan, it was
learned Mr*Wilson had sought vainly
for two days to have both sides ac
cept some form of arbitiation. He de
cided finally that this was absolutely
Impossible and then determined on the
proposal laid before the employes.
BRYAN TRIES TO SETTLE
STRIKE BY PEACE PLAN
Telegraphs Pleas to Rail Heads Ask
ing For Truce of One Year
Washington, Aug. 19 William
Jennings Bryan, it developed Friday,
has sought unsuccessfully to settle the
threatened railroad strike by the ap
plication of his temporary truce peace
plan, having telegraphed pleas to
heads of the various brotherhoods and
the President asking that it be put
into effect. It would provide for a
truce'of one year, during which time
the contentions of both sides to the
controversy should be investigated
thoroughly by a commission and a set
tlement attempted on the findings.
BRITISH VESSEL TORPEDOED
Sole Survivor of Steamer Whitgift Was
Japanese, Is Report.
London, Aug. 19. "The British
steamer Whitgift, previously reported
missing, now is understood to have
been torpedoed and sunk April 2(,
says Lloyds. "The sole survivor was
a Japanese." The Whitgift sailed
from Almeria. Spain, April 12, for
the Tyne and was last reported as
leaving Gibraltar April 13.
AEROPLANE RAID ON VENICE
Austrian War Office Reports Slight
Damage and No Casualties.
Rome (via London), Aug. 19.An-
other Austrian air raid on Venice is
reported in the official statement is
sued by the war office Only slight
damage was done and there were no
Bleachers Fall Score Hurt.
Warren, Ohio, Aug. 18A score of
persons were slightly injured when a
section of the temporary bleachers at
the Trumbull county fair grounds col
lapsed while a big crowd was watch
ing a boxing match. Six women were
among those hurt. Two persons are
reported missing. A thousand people
occupying the bleacher seats were
tossed into a heap amid the tangle of
broken timbers and the crowd of 25,-
000 which was attending the county
fair as panic-stricken when the crash
came. Police prevented a stampede.
DEUTSCHLAND SEEN, REPORT
LARGE SUBMARINE SIGHTED OFF
GRAND BANKS BY LINER.
Submerges as |teamer ^Approaches,
According to ?Jf| f6\SC by
Membfs of Crew.
Boston, Au. 15.The sighting of a
large submarine, believed to tie the
German merchantman Deutschland,
off the Grand Banks was reported by
members of the crew of the Warren
liner Sachem, in from La Pallice,
France and Liverpool. The submer
sible was traveling in a northeasterly
direction at moderate speed.
Soon after the submarine was sight
ed the steamer was turned toward
her, the Sachem's officers believing at
first she was a dismasted vessel. A
few minutes later the submarine sub
merged and was not seen again.
Pursued by U-Boats.
The quartermaster said that on her
second day out from France the
Sachem was pursued for eight hours
by two submarines, believed to be
German. The Sachem, making 14
knots an hour, succeeded in keeping
out of danger.
The pursuit was ended, according
to the quartermaster, when British
patrol boats appeared and fired sev
eral shots at the submarines, with
what result it is not known.
POLICY IN PHILIPPINES
Hughes Declares America Cannot Af
ford to Lose Sight of National
OUTDOOR ARMY BAKERY AT NOGALES
In this outdoor bakery of the United States army at Nogales 5,000
loaves of bread are baked dally for the troops stationed at that place.
U-BOATS SINK 74 ALLIED
MERCHANTMEN IN MONTH
Berlin, Aug. 18. An official
statement issued nere, says that
during July, 74 merchantmen be
longing to the Allies were sunk by
German and Austrian submarines
and mines. The ships had a total
tonnage of 108,000 tons.
Portland, Ore., Aug. 18. Charles
E. Hughes, before a large audience in
the ice rink here, assailed the Demo
cratic party for its policy toward the
"We can not afford in this country
to lose sight of national obligations,"
Mr. Hughes said. "Our friends on the
other Bide were almost ready to say
that we should abandon the Philip
pines. That was a matter of national
honor. We assumed obligations there,
which we are bound to discharge.
"It is not much a matter f self-in
terest. But when this nation uir
dertakes before the world a responsi
bility, it must dischatie it.
"And we ought not to consider the
suggestion of scuttling out of the
Philippines to leave them in the pre
dicament which you know perfectly
well without my describing it.
HUGHES TALKS OF TARIFF
Nominee Makes Four Addressee to
Crowds in Oregsn.
Medford. Ore., Aug. 18.Charles E.
Hughes, southbound on his 85-hour
ride from Portland to Sac Francisco,
talked of the tariff and the national
honor to crowds which assembled at
stations along the way. From the rear
platform of his car the nominee made
four addresses at Riddle, Roseburg,
Grant's Pass and here. In each he
also summarized his stand on prepar
edness, protection of American rights
and industrial co-operation.
Ship Building May Suffer.
Washington, Aug. 17.With an un
precedented building program facing
them, navy officers are concerned'over
the shortage of trained mechanics
available for carrying out such of the
new work as may be sent to govern
ment yards. Ship building trades have
been unable to supply enough men
for construction in progress and offi
cials believe there will be considerable
delay both in public and private yards
due to this condition. The keels of
the battleship."! California and Tennes
see still are to be laid.
THE TOMAHAWK, WHITE EARTH, MINN.
GERrVIANSTO DEFEND TRIESTE
RUSH TROOPS TO OPPOSE ITAL-
IANS IN AUSTRIA.
Latin Advance Guard Reported Only
Thirteen Miles From the
Teuton Naval Base.
London, Aug. 17.Germany is rush
ing troops to Trieste to defend the
Austrian city against the Italians, ac
cording to a dispatch received here
The message states that Germany is
taking over the defenses of the Aus
trian naval base, from which the Ital
ian vanguard was last reported Qflly
18 milp *nd ia vrnd***^^^
mm *?^3 "^-o troops
specially Qf^Z^u LOT that purpose
Slavs Resume Activity.
Russian troops, after a long period
of inactivity in toe Carpathians, are
moving aggressively against the Teu
tonic forces there.
Russian captures of prisoners from
June 4 when General Brussiloff inaug
urated his offensive to Aug. 21, are
officially reported by Petrograd to
have totaled more than 358,000 men.
GIVES AMERICA SECOND
LARGEST NAVY IN WORLD
House Accepts Building Program Au
thorizing Construction of 157 War
Vessels in Three Years.
Washington, Aug. 17.Congress has
virtually completed the national de
fense program by finally approving the
great increases in naval construction
and personnel written into the naval
bill and urgently supported by the ad
The House accepted the building
program to which its conferees on the
measure had refused to agree, by a
vote of 283 to 51 with seven of the
members present not voting. The per
sonnel increases, on which there also
was a aisagreement in conference,
were approved without a record vote.
The. personnel and construction sec
tions, which already have the approval
of the Senate, authorize an increase
in enlisted men to 74,700, and the
building of 157 war vessels within the
next three years, with four battle
cruisers and four battleships included
among the ships for 1917.
"U-BOAT WAR IN FULL SWING"
New Campaign Follows German Note
of February, Expert Says.
Paris, Aug. 18. Germany's sub
marine warfare against merchant
ships is again in full swing, accord
ing to the naval expert of the Temps.
The Temps declares that this new sub
marine campaign follows the German
note to the United States of February,
in which it was said:
"Merchant ships carrying guns can
not be considered as peaceful ships."
DEATH RATE IN CAMP IS LOW
Eight Out of 140,000 Troops at Border
Die in One Week.
Washington, Aug. 18.Eight deaths
from sickness among the regular and
national guard troops on the border
during the week ending August 12 are
disclosed in statistics made public at
the War department. Medical officers
regard the death rate as exception
ally low since it covers a total force
of approximately 140,000 in field
camps. To Prohibit Exportation to Sweden.
London, Aug. 18.A proclamation is
about to be issued prohibiting the ex
portation to Seweden of all commodi
ties except on presentation to the
customs officials of a Swedish trade
Negotiate For Second British Loan.
New York, Aug. 17.Negotiations to
establish the second great British
credit in this country were conclud
ed at a conference of bankers in the
office of J. P. Morgan & Co., and the
official announcement merely awaits
arrangement of details. The agree
ment provides for the purchase by a
banking syndicate of $250,000,000 two
year 5 per cent British notes, to be a
direct obligation of the British gov
ernment. The exchequer will deposit
securities with the syndicate managers
.to an amount of 1300.000.000.
GERMANS FAIL IN
SIX ASSAULTS ON
TEUTONS MAKE DESPERATE EF-
FORTS TO BEND BACK THE
ALLIES' LINES NORTHEAST
SUFFER HEAVY LOSSES
AS MASS ATTACKS FAIL
Mystery Veils Situation on East Front
Vienna Reports Repulse of Rus
sian Attacks on Teutonic Forces
Retiring From Tanopol Front
Lull in Trieste Region.
London, Aug. 19. For the first
time in weeks no change of impor
tance has been reported in any the
ater of the war.
The most violent fighting took place
on the Western end of the British sal
ient in the Somme. Six times tho
Germans advanced in force in a des
perate effort to bend back the British
lines northeast of Pozieres. London
reports that all of these assaults were
repulsed with heavy losses and that
the British in turn captured about 100
yards of trenches northwest of Bazen
No Counter-Attacks Made.
An interesting feature of the situa
tion on the Western front is that the
Germans, .contrary to their usual prac
tice, have so far made no attempt to
deliver a counter attack in the region
where the French and British claim
to have captured nearly* three miles
of tranches on Wednesday.
nieir gains and report no action ot
importance on any section of their
front including the Verdun region.
Little News From East.
Some mystery exists as to the sit
uation on the Eastern Tron$. For two
consecutive days the Russians have
confined themselves to statement that
nothing of importance had occurred.
The Austrian and German war office
have been almost equally uncommuni
The only fighting mentioned by
Vienna was the repulse of Russian at
tacks on the lines of General von
Boehm-Brmolli, who is in command of
the Teutonic forces retiring from the
Tanopol front. Berlin reports the re
pulse of Russian attacks south of
Italians Straighten Lines.
The lull in. the Italian operations
against Trieste is unofficially explain
ed from Rome as due to General Cad
orna's desire to straighten his lines
before proceeding with a general of
fensive against the great Austrian sea
port. Austrian aeroplanes have again
raided Venice, but Rome says they
crfused only slight damage.
SLAV FLANKING MOVEMENT
ENDANGERS GERMAN FORCE
Russians Are Gradually Enveloping
Kovel and Lemberg as Austrians
With the Russian Armies in the
Central Russian Front (via Petrograd,
to London), Aug. 18.The continued
success of General Brusslloff's two
powerful movements which gradually
are enveloping Kovel and Lemberg,
have begun to have a marked effect
on the situation in the central portion
of the front.
The Austrian line now has receded
so far before tho repeated thrusts of
the southwestern Russian forces In
southern Poland and Galicia that the
Germans are in danger of flanking
movements from the south.
DANISH UPPER HOUSE IN
FAVOR OF SELLING ISLES
Considers Treaty Providing for Sale
to United StatesVote
Is 47 to 4.
Copenhagen, via London, Aug. 18.
The Landsthing, the upper house of
the Danish parliament, met as a com
mittee of the whole to consider the
treaty providing for the sale of the
Banish West Indies to the United
States and 47 of the 61 members pres
ent placed themselves in favor of the
order of the day stating that the sale
can not be settled before elections for
both houses of parliament have been
held. Five members of the Landsthing
were absent from the meeting.
Bear in Park Injures Tvw Men.
Cody, Wyo., Aug. 17.Ned Frost, a
guide, and Ed Jones, a cook, were
brought here suffering from serious in
juries received In a battle with a large
female grizzly bear Bear the Lake ho
tel in Yellowstone National park.
Charged With Enticing Babies.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, Aug. 18.
Gathering her seven small children
around her, Mrs. Evelyn Clark escaped
from a home for dependents, and fleM
to the Iowa bluffs along the Missis
sippi river. Police and sheriff's posse
scoured the hills in the search of her
for hours, and finally found her with
ber baby in her arms, where she had
fainted after a long climb. The other
youngsters were huddled around her.
She now is charged with "enticing,
taking away and decoying" the chil-'
dren from the custody of the county,
Herbert Quick, for several years edi
tor of Farm and Fireside and a mem
ber of the national farm loan board,
was reared on a farm, became a
teacher and then a lawyer. He was
later general manager of a telephone
company in Iowa and mayor of Sioux
City for one term. He is known
chiefly as a writer on farm topics and
politics. He is a Democrat.
CHAIRMAN OF N. P. ROAD OIES
W. P. CLOUGH, ASSOCIATED FOR
YEARS WITH J. J. HILL.
Elected First Vice President of Great
Northern Railway When Organ-
ized in 1890.
New *f*jrk, Aug. JjksColonel Wil-
ljanrP. Clough* chairman of the board
oj, &rectt>r of the Northern Pacific
"Railroad, company, died at the Pres
byterian hospital in this city, follow
ing a short illness. Mr. Clough was
a director of several other railroad
companies and was vice president of
the Northern Express company.
William Pitt Clough was born in the
village of Freetown, Cortland county,
New York, March 20, 1845.
Goes to St. Paul.
In the summer of 1872 Mr. Clough
went to St. Paul and for several years
was associated with the veteran coun-
sel," the late John H. Gilman. He be
came prominent in his profession, and
in the fall of 1880 he was appointed
Western counsel of the Northern Paci
fic Railroad company.
May 31, 1887, he resigned his posi
tion with the Northern Pacific railway
company and the next day entered
the service of the St. Paul, Minneap
olis & Manitoba railroad, where he
first was associated with the late
James Jerome Hill. A few months
later he became second vice presi
dent. Upon the organization of the
Great Northern Railway company,
February 1, 1890, Mr. Clough was
elected its first vice president.
PLANS TO PUNISH ENGLAND
Germany Orders Zeppelins to Make
Berlin (via wireless to Sayville),
Aug. 16.German Zeppelins will pun
ish England for its failure to punish
the crew of the Bto^sh steamer Bara
long, who killed members of a Ger
man submarine crew after they had
been made prisoners, it was official
ly announced here.
In the future Zeppelins raiding Eng
lish towns will have no consideration
for the lives of civilians other than
that demanded by international law.
RUSSIANS TAKE JABL0NITZA
Capture Gateway From Galicia to the
London, Aug. 17. The Russians
have captured Jablonitza, one of the
principal gateways from Galicia to the
Hungarian plains, and Petrograd re
ports that their offensive in this di
rection is continuing. This is the first
news of an advance by the Russian
Southern army since the conquest of
the Austrian crownland of Bukowina
ITALIAN SHIP SINKS 300 DIE
Leonardo da Vinci Was Constructed in
1913 and Carried Thirteen 12-Inch
Guns and Crew of 1,000 Men.
Paris, Aug. 16.The Italian battle
ship Leonardo da Vinci caught fire and
after several explosions turned over
and sank In the harbor of Taranto, ac
cording to a Turin dispatch to the Petit
Journal. About 300 of the crew were
Queen Is Mexican Road Owner.
Mexico City, Aug. 18.Queen Mary
of England will benefit by the return
of the Mexican railway between here
and Vera Cruz, which has been in the
control of the constitutionalist au
thorities for more than a year, to
the shareholders. Large stock hold
ings in the English company which
built and owns the railroad are cred
ited to the queen's account, although
the fact Is said not to have any bear
ing on the decision of the Carranza
government to allow the company to
re-enter into possession of the road.
ASKS FOR $130,000,000 TO DE-
FRAY EXPENDITUR ES DUE
O MEXICAN SITUATION.
AMOUNT WOULD LAST ONLY
UNTIL END OF THIS YEAR
Statement From Treasury Department
Estimates Disbursements for Fiscal
Year 1917 at $1,125,243,000 and Re-
ceipts at $762,000,000Huge
Sums for Army and Navy.
Washington, Aug. 19.A bond issua
of $130,000,000 to meet extraordinary
government expenditures due to the*
Mexican situation was unexpectedly
recommended to Congress by a ma*
jority of the Senate finance commit"
tee with the concurrence of the Treas
The bond issue is urged in the re
port of the finance committee Demo
crats filed in the Senate on the $205,-
000,000 revenue bill. In addition to
the proposed issue and the revenue
bill the finance committee asserts
that a further appropriation of $86,-
000,000 will be necessary to defray the
expenses of operations in the Mexi
can emergency if conditions on the
border continue as they now are after
December 31, 1916.
Billion Needed in 1917.
The $130,000,000 to be provided by
the proposed bond issue, the report
says, will meet Mexican expenditures
offiry until "the end of this calendar
Accompanying the finance com
mittee's majority report submitted by
Senator Simmons was a general state
ment from the Treasury department
estimating disbursements for the fis
cal year 1917 at $1,126,243,000 and re
ceipts at 1762,000,000.
"The total appropriations for the.
fiscal year 1917, exclusive ot those
carried in the so-called shipping bill,
which is to be defrayed by the issu
ance of Panama bonds, will exceed
the appropriations for the fiscal year
1916 by about $469,000,000," says thft
For Greater Army and Navy.
"This increase is represented prin
cipally by $167,000,000 additional
amount appropriated for the navy
$166,000,000 additional amount appro
priated for the army $20,000,000 ad
ditional amount appropriated for for
tification $41,000,000 for deficiency ap
propriations, about $35,000,000 of
which is due to the Mexican situation
and increased reauirements of the
army and navy, and $20,000,000 for a
nitrate plant, which is a preparedness
appropriation. The increase in the ap
propriations for the fiscal year, other
than for these extraordinary purposes,
is not beyond the normal increase."
MEXICAN GIRL IS SHOT
Virginia Trooper Instantly Killed By
Brownsville, Texas, Aug. 18.Cor*
poral James Clement, Company,
Second Virginia regiment, was shot
and instantly killed, and Sofia Valdez,
a Mexican girl, was probably fatally
wounded by another corporal assigned
to the quartermaster's corps of the
A corporal who gave his name aa
Dunches later was chased by a posse
two miles and his trail lost. Later he
appeared at the county jail and sur
The Valdez girl had repulsed Dun
ches' advances, according to members
of her family, and when threatened
with violence, it is stated, called for
assistance. Just as Corporal Clement
appeared to aid the girl, it is charged,
Dunches shot the Mexican girl twice
and turned his weapon on Clement,
killing him instantly with two bulleta,
in the breast.
Plan War on Infant Disease.
Washington, Aug. 18.Plans for a
more vigorous campaign to prevent
the spread of infantile paralysis were
made here at a conference of health
authorities of most of the states with
officials of the federal public health,
Admission was made by many ex
perts that the cause of the plague is
unknown and the means of its trans
mission not determined. Physicians
who have been fighting it in New
York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and
Connecticut gaVe the latest scientific
Try to Avert Coal Strike.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 18.After a
meeting lasting three hours the gen
eral conference of coal operators and
miners' representatives considering
the threatened strike in the south
western fields, agreed to submit its
differences to a subcommittee of four
in a final effort to reach a decision.
The subcommittee will be made up of
William Diamond of Indianapolis,
Ind., and Alexander Howatt of Pitts
burgh. Kan., representing the miners
and Ira Fleming and D. J. Jordan ot
Kansas City, for the operators.
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTER