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Nateaa Straw, N«w Yarit mr ahant an* phllanthrra»t< h *» *" .">■ Milan n ha lha «rat mayar a» Jam aalam. DEMANDS NOT GIVEN WILSON REJECT. HIGH RAISE AND OFFER* 4-CENT INCREASE ADMINISTRATION PROMISES TO HELP IR H. C. L. IS NOT CUT DOWN. Wsstsrn Union Nows Sorvlco. Washington, Aug. 20.—The railroad sliopnien'M unlou officials are In con ference on Presldeut Wllaon’a reply to their demand for wage Increases. The question now Is whether the shopmen will reject the decision of the Presi dent limiting Increases to nhout 4 cents an hour, persist In their demands for wages of 85 und 90 cents nn hour and strike to force concessions. Washington.—Postponement of the settlement of wage demands until nor mal economic conditions are restored was announced today by President Wilson as the policy which the admin istration will pursue In dealing with such questions, particularly those af fecting railroad workers. The President announced also that It was neither wise nor feasible at this time, when the most Important ques tion before the country la a return to u normal price level, to attempt to In crease freight rates to provide fuuda for higher wages. “We ought to postpone questions of this sort until we have the opportun ity for certain calculation ns to the re lation between wages and the cost of living." the President declared In a statement to the public explaining hia decisions as to wages. “It Is the duty of every dtlsen to Insist upon a truce In such contests until Intelligent settle ments can lie made, and made by peace und effective common counsel. I ap peal to my fellow citizens of every em ployment to co-operate In insisting up on and maintaining such a truce.” Mr. Wilson’s statement was issued In connection with the decision of him self and Director General Hines on de mands by railroad shopmen for a 25 per rent advance In wages, but the general policy pronounced covers also the wage demands of other hundreds of thousands of railroad workers, which are pending before the director gen eral nr nliout to tie presented. It Is to be expected that other unions trying to obtain more pay will be asked, as the shopmen, to play their part with other cltlsens In reducing the cost of living by foregoing n temporary advantage which would add to transportation costs. The decision of the President and the director general was announced to a committee of 100, representing the shopmen. In reply to their demands for a 25 per cent Increase, the shop men were asked to accept an adjust ment of their pay to the basis of teu horns' pay for eight hours' work, which they contend was given other employes and denied them when the Adamson law became effective. This means an advance of the basic pay from 08 cents to 72 cents nn hour, whereas an Increase of 17 cents to Bft cents an hour was demanded. Under the new scale of wages, ma chinists, tool makers, latllcrmakers, riv eters, hlockstnitlm, sheet metal work ers und electricians, nil of whom now receive 08 cents an hour, will receive 72 cents. llel(M>r* will receive 40 cents mi hour Instead of the present wage of 45 cents. Make Charges Against Advoeate. Washington.—Charge* that Secre tary linker, MnJ. lien. Enoch H. Crowder, Judge advocate general, ami Col. John 11. Wlgmore “established a propaganda bureau to discredit critics of the existing military Justice system and to defenil the system" were made before a Senate Military Subcommit tee by Samuel T. Ansell, formerly act ing Judge advocate general. Facial Employ** May Oat ftalaa. Washington.—Wage Increases for postal employ** totaling $40,000,000 were agreed upon by the House post office committee over the protest of the Post office Department. A bill was ordered reported out by the committee providing a flat Increase of $l5O a year In the pay of nil employes with the limitation that fourth-class (Mist master* shall not receive more than SI,OOO and third-class more than *2,000 ns a total annual salary. All Increases are retroactive to July 1. HINES WARNS RAIL STRIKERS JAIL AND FINK FOR ANY WHO HOLD UF U. $. MAIL EERVICE. MUST RESUME DUTIES NOTICK KKRVKD ON CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA AND NKVAOA BY OIRKCTOR GENERAL. WMl*rn N«w«pip«r Union N’rw* Service. Washington, Aug. 29.—Here is warn ing Issued by Director General Hiues to rail strikers when he told them to go buck to work or he'd fill their places: Any one who Interferes with or lin l>edes the possession, use, o|>eration or control of any railroad property, or railroad under federal control, com mits an offense against the United States, punlshuble by fine and Impris onment, and will be arrested and pros ecuted. Any one who obstructs or uttacks persons assisting or endeavoring to as sist In the iMtssesslon, use, o(>eratlou or control of any railroad under fed eral control, will lie guilty of the of fense described und will Im> dealt with accordingly. Any one who obstructs or retards the passage of the mall or any vehicle or person carrying the same likewise com mit* an offense ugulnat the United States, punishable by fine and Impris onment, und will be urrested und pros ecuted. Washington.—Director flencrnl Hines haa aerved notice on “public officers, railroad officers and employ** mid cit izens generally in California, Arizona and Xevudn" that the railroad admin istration would undertake to restore full railroad service In those states und that all striking employ** who do not return to work will find their places filled." This nctlon, coining after the an nouncement hy the four brotherhood chiefs that the brotherhoods would assist the Ilallroad Administration In operating the Hue* If the Illegal strike was not terminated. Is the roost drastic ever taken liy the gov ernment In a labor controversy. At the Railroad Administration Di rector General Hines luude public the following: “To public officers, railroad offi cers and employes, atnl citizens gen erally In California, Arizona and Nevada: “A strike Is In progress on the part of the train und englnemen and yard men on the steam railroad* being op erated by the United State* govern ments In parts of California, Arizona and Nevada. This strike began at I*is Angeles purely as a sympathetic strike on nccount of a controversy be tween the Pacific Electric Railway Company and certain employ*a of that rompuny. "The proj»erty of that company Is not In the |M>ssesalon or control of the United States government. The strike of the employ*s of the steam railroad* was entered upon without any griev ance being presented or alleged. The strike was and Is u violation of the agreement* between the striking em ploy** and the steam rail muds upon which they worked, and also of the national agreement between the United States Railroad Administration and the chief executives of the organiza tions to which the strikers belong, such national agreement providing for the adjustment of all causes of com plaints In an orderly manner without suspension of work. American Airmen Join Poles. Paris.—The first unit of the Ameri can volunteer aviator* for the Polish army expects to leave soon to meet (lie German pilots flying from the Bol shevik army against the Poles. Major Fauntleroy announces the name of the squad n»i us the Kosciusko escadrlllc, ufter the Polish general who fought under Washington In the entire revo lutionary campaign. Dump 12,000 Gallon* Boor. Chicago.—Four hundred barrels, 12,- (N)0 gallons of 2.7 ft per cent beer, man ufactured by the Mclilltz Brewing Com pany of Milwaukee, before war-time prohibition, were dumped Into tlie gut l tors of a North Side street by Otto It. Kuerst, United States revenue Inspec tor, to cnublc the company to recover *2,400 in luxe* previously paid Report Mexican Bandit Dead. Mexico City.—The death of Sllverlo Soto, a bandit leader who has been operating for some time In the state of Sinaloa, Is reported In ii communi cation tit the War Department hy Lieut. Antonio Palazuelos, a federal army officer In that state. “Bootleg? Detective Shot. Denver. —Detective George Klein, lieud of the police “bootleg squad," was shot uud fatally wounded a* he was stepping from hi* automobile :it his home ut 1538 Newton street, at 1 o'clock 111 the morning. Three shots were fired hy nn unknown assailant, who innile Ids escape before assistance to the wounded officer arrived. One shot entered the left nlde of the ahdo men and the other two lodged In l»e --tcot Ivc Klein's leg*. imm HMAiiP. CHESTER A. BRAMAH Chester A. Bremen of Now York, |>ne of the late Augustus D. Juillard’s former partners, who la one of those named executors and trustees of the mllHono of dollars loft by Mr. Julllard f.o promote music in any way hla trus tees act fit. STRIKE IS PROBABLE ACTION GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE NOT MADE PUBLIC. JEWELL’S CIRCULAR DIRECTB MEN TO STOP TRANSPORTA TION IN UNITED STATES. Washington, Aug. 27. —If the railway shopmen decide to defy President Wil son, their InHtructlons nre already com plete, being set forth in a circular of Instructions from 11. M. Jewell of the American Federation of latbor. “If It comes to a strike," he writea, “we want to iiiuke the tie-up complete and keep It in thut condition until we get the pro|>er recognition from thane who can give It to us. Our success depends entirely upon how we can stop the transportation service of this country. It Is to be regretted that It la neces sary to make such plans, but every honorable means have been exhausted In our effort to bring about a settle ment without resorting to drastic measures." What action the government may lie expected to take In the event of a vote hy the shopmen to strike for an Immediate Increase In wages, which President Wilson has aald would have a disastrous effect on efforts to bring down prices, has not been disclosed, If, Indeed, It has been considered. Indicative of the determination of Director General Hines and the rail road administration to deal fairly with all classes of employ*», the di rector general Instructed the board on railway wages to consider promptly any demand* that might he made and to report recommendations for correcting any Inequalities found to exist, though general advances for any class will not lie made until it has been proved that the present level of prices Is perma nent. In that case, both the President and Mr. Illuea liuve given assurances thut railroad workers would receive early readjustment of their wages. The taking of a strike vote ordinar ily requires about three weeks. In the preseut iustuuce, however, it Is be* ileved the vote may be completed ear lier, us instructions were given hy the international officers to the uu|on* to summon meetings If necessary and to telegraph the result of the balloting. Asking “very serious consideration" of the question, the committee told the anions that any additional general In crease In the wages of railroad mb plfty**, virtually all of the whom have made or will make demauds for more money, would Include the shopmen and they were told not to forget that n strike now meant that the shopmen were striking alone to force an In crease for the entire 2,000,000 railroad employ**. Appeal Treaty to People. Washington.—The contest In the Senate over the peace treaty mid the league of natlona has reached such u stage that both sides have decided to appeal their case to the country. Presi dent WilNon, as announced at the White House, will liegin his country wide stumping tour for the unquiillflcd ratification of the treaty. At the same time the President starts half a dozen senators will also take the stump to urge not merely the adoption of reser vations, but the flut rejection of the entire treaty. Asks War Measure Continue. Washington.—To prevent mi Influx of uliens Into the United States after |M»ace Is declared. President Wilson In a message to Congress asked that the poss|»ort law In effect during the war he continued for one year after the proclamation of peace. Carnegie Estate $30,000,000. New York.—Having given away more than $850,000,000 during his life time, Andrew Carnegie died leaving a fortune of between $25,000,000 and *30,000,000, according to his will. The will dispose* of SOOO,OOO to public and chnrltahle Institutions, and leaves an iiunltle* of approximately $300,000 to friends und relatives. Including $lO,- INN) each to former President Taft and Premier Lloyd George of England and $5,000 each to Mrs. Theodore Roose velt and Mrs. Thomas J. Preston PRICES SHOW SOME DECLINE ATTORNEY GENERAL PALMER THINK* MARKET* *HOW DECREASE. LIVESTOCK TAKES DROP MEAT (HOW* MOST GENERAL RE DUCTION IN CHICAGO, AC CORDING TO REPORT. \V#RiPrn Neripappr Union N*wi Krvlc*. Washington, Aug. 28.—Price* are beginning to turn downward In vari ous purls of the country, hut the slump has not yet gathered momen tum sufficient to affect purchases for immediate use, according to reports to the Department of Justice. Attorney General Palmer, asked how soon results could he expected from the campaign to reduce the <-o*t of living; said all the government wanted was n fulr chance to show what could be done to take the arti ficial Inflation out of the market. He said officials were* well pleased with j the success so far attnined and that cumulative results were expected when Congress enacts amendments to I the food control law hy which erlm j imi I (tenuities can he Imposed on prof- J Iteers and hoarders. Chicago.—A drop of $1 a hundred (HMinds on the average for hogs, with lower prices for beef rattle Ht the stockyards was ascribed to several reasons gnd partly to the general pro test against the high cost of living. Murket men said the tendency was for still lower hog priees, particularly nfter the fall nmrkeflng, and they pro fessed to see a break lit high living costs. The public lias curtailed Its buying of pork and beef recently, while live stock receipts are large. The eastern market failed to act as an emergency outlet, und the packers virtually with drew their buyers from the pens, leav ing thousands of hogs und cattle with out buyers, ami speculators were hurd hit. With lower retail prices on meats expected to result In a day or two from the lower livestock prices, other foodstuffs, Including fruits and vege tables, declined. In the commission house district apples slumped 2ft cents a bushel, oranges ftO cents a box, sweet potatoes 2ft cents a bushel, peaches, 2ft ceuts; bananas, 2ft centa a bunch and cantaloupes, 2ft centa a crate; tomatoes, green corn and water melons also sold lower. 5,000 FIGHTING FIRES FLAMES DESTROY TIMBER IN MONTANA AND IDAHO. Missoula, Mont. —Five thousand men, composing the fire fighting forces of the federal forest service, uro-waging a battle against hundred* of forest fires sweeping over Montana and northern Idaho, with no, prospect of controlling the flame* further than to save whatever town* may be in their path until rain Intervenes. Thin esti mate of the situation was made at for est service headquarter* here, where It wa* said that despite the refusal of federal troops to aid lu the fight against the flames, no shortage of men Is feared, civilian recruits filling dally vacancies In the ranks of the fighters. Boise, Idaho. —Three men are lost In • forest fire raging near Burgdorf, north of lakeport. They were part of a crew of 200 which turned out to nave Burgdorf. Heavy wind* swept the flame through the forest and cut them off from the crew. Mob Rushes Government Store. Dallas, Texns. —A crowd of 2,000 persons. Including hundreds of women, "rushed” the city's first store sale of anuy foodstuffs and carried away con siderable quantities of food without paying for it. Police squads were un able to handle the throng that gath ered at the opening of the store In a fire station. .Shortly after the doors opened, the crowd surged forward, overpowering guards and snles(»eople. Dozens of (tersons. Including women, were Injured by (adlce clubs. The store was filially closed after officer* had driven hack the crowds. U. S. China Minister Resigns. Washington.—Dr. Paul lleinscli, American minister to Chinn, has re signed. Ills resignation Is now In the hands of President Wilson, but It was denied that he had presented It “sud denly,"* as reported In Japanese dis patches to Honolulu. Court Upholde Seizure. Columbus, Ohio. —The Ohio Supreme Court here has upheld the recent seiz ure of seventy-five tons of pork by the comity prosecutor at Columbus In the fight ngalnst the high cost of living. This decision permits the sale of the meat to the public at cost. Prosecutors In other parts of Ohio were waiting for a favorable decision to take similar ac tion ngalnst meats stored In violation of the state cold storage act. More than 100,000 (tounri* of nient was or dered seized In Cleveland. Rich Manchurian Coal Mines. The coal mines opened last year at Hollkangiznu, Manchuria. In which 1,000 men nre employed, are producing a good quality of coal. The length of these i»ed* Is said to lie about aixty-< seven inlle*. It la proponed to build a light railway from the mines to the Sungari river, a distance of about forty-seven miles. Weight for weight, a manlls rope Is Just ulKiut as strong ns a steel one. What Is Castorla y'-YASTORIA b * Ink* anbetltate far Carter 00, Faretorie, C - Drop, aad Scotela* Byrapa. It b (taHtet it eootafaa aaMbar Oteun, Morphina nor otbar Narcotic lte a«c b Ha *uar aataa For more thee tWrty j«an It kaa bam ia oonatant bm tarn tea relief of Conatlpatioo, Flatulency, Wind Colb and Diarrfaaa; allaying Fareriab mm arialng thanfroaa. and by regulating tha Steaach and Bomb, aida tea .retaliation of Food; (Mag bonltfay aad natural abap. Tha CbOdren’a Paaacaa Tha Motear'a Friend. Tha Kind You Ha*o Ahraya B«u*ht, and which haa bean la are freer.r lOTaara. haa boma tea denature of Chaa.H. rbtchar,andhaaliannida»jdar hia national auparebioo ainsa Ite infancy. Allow no coats deeeiToyoalathia. All Counterfeits, Imitations aad '•Juat.ao-Good” are bat Experiments teat - trifle with and ondangsr tea barite ad Infante and Panama Canal Traffic. According to the re|»ort of the gov ernor of the canal zone for a recent month.* the number of ocean-going commercial vessels passing through the Piinainu ennui for the month w*aa 101. exclusive of eight United State* government ships on which on tolls were levied, other niivul ships und launches. Net tonnage of the HU com mercial ships aggregated 480,807, Pa nama canal measurement. KIDNEYS .WEAKENING? BETTER LOOK OUT! r Kidney and bladder troubles don't disappear of themselves. They grow «poi yon, slowly but steadily, under aitii«H your health with deadly cer tainty, until yea fan a victim to In cnrable disease. 0 Stop your troubles while there, is time. Don't wait until little peine be come Uf aches. Don’t trifle with dis ease. To avoid future suffering begin treatment with QOLD MEDAL Haar lem Oil Capeules now. Tako throe or four every day until yon fool that you nre entirely free from pain. This well-known preparation haa boon one of the national remedies of Hol land for centuries. In 1090 the govern GOOD BROTHER WAS PEEVED Vobably Parson Would Have Don* Better to Let Peppery Old Gentle man Finish Nap. “And, fuddermo', hruddern and ala lahs,” solemnly said good old Parson Bogs ter In the midst of a recent ser mon, “lemine beseech yo*—Hof Wake up dur, Brudder Sizzle!” “Who—me7” a trifle Indignantly re turned the member addressed, starting from hia nap. “Dat's a purt* howdy do; howlin' at a pusson dut-uh-way and ’sturhln* his medications. I wasn't asleep, sail!” “Den sail If yo’ wasn't asleep yo’ knows what I’s been uh-aayln'T" “Cou'se, I does; Yo' said, *Ho! Wuke up dar, Brudder Sizzle!’” “Yassah! But what did I say befo’ dat? Yo’ doesn't know, sah!” “Uh-well, us to dat, yo’ doesn't know yo'se'f, half de time wliut yo’ nre sayln*. And, leastwuys, 'twouldn't ’mount to much, nohow. If yo’ was to know It. Dein’s muh sedlinunts, sah— bawlin' me out uleb-nti-wuy befo’ de whole dog-gtwn coug’egatlon.—Kansas City Star. Home people can even see the silver lining to a cloud of adversity—lf It la hovering over. Many a young man looks upon a dol lar saved as a good time lo*t. 25 Cents Will buy a Big Package of Postum Cereal weighing over a pound, net. What are you paying for coffee? Good Newt for Father. "My dear," said the banker to hi* only daughter, “I have noticed a young man In the drawing-room two or three evening* each week of late. What 1* ’his occupation?" "He I* at present unemployed, fa ther," replied the fair girl, a dreamy, far-away look in her big blue eyes: “but he Is thinking seriously of accept ing a position of life companion to a young lady of means." —American Boy. Crumb of Comfort. Miss Hympleson—Ob, dear! I found another wrinkle today and I’m afraid I'm growing old. And Ido so dread It. Professor llarlnut —Don’t worry, nils*. Beauty Is only skin deep. It's the mind that counts, and your niind Is still that of a child of ten. When the world begins to appluud a man for Ids actions his head gets too lurge for Ids hut. meat of the Netherlands granted • spe cial charter authorising Its sale. The good housewife of Holland would almost aa soon bo without food as with out her “Real Dutch Drops,” as ahn quaintly calls GOLD MEDAL Haarlem OH Capsule*. Their use restore* strength and ia responsible in a great measure for the sturdy* reheat health of the Hollanders. Do not delay. Go to year fruatot and insist on his aupplyukyou «uo n box of GOLD MEDJIL Haarlem Oil Capeules. Take them as directed, and if you are not satisfied with results your druggist will gladly refund your money. Lookfor the name GOLD MEDAL am the box .and accept an ether. Xa sealed boxe* three sise» Peer Time to “Butt in." The pale gentleman In the frock coat bore down on the red-faced, rumply-hnlred fellow lying across » seat on the “down" platform. “My friend,” remonstrated the pale gentleman, “did you ever reckon Ul* that If you had placed the price of one drink out at compound Interest at the time of the lieglnnlng of the Christian era you would have $15,4004184?'’ The red-faced, rumidy-halred man raised himself on oue elbow. “No,” he replied. “I haven’t figured It out. But I'm something of a calcu lator, all tlie same, and If you don't go away alxmt 137 yards In nine and a half seconds I'll hit you 17 times and make you see 42.190 sturs. I've just had four teeth pulled out and you'd better go uwny before the arithmetic class gets over the ropes and calls time.” Files Anglo-American Flag. Many people In Manchester, Eng land, were puzzled recently by a flag seen flying over the College of Tech nology In that city. The flag combined the British red ensign with the Ameri can Htars and Stripes In exactly equal proportion*. It was the view of the designer that the new flag might rep resent the English-speaking world. Remember, girls, that It 1* easier to elope than It 1* to get back home again.