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Generally fair to-da- y and not much change in temperature. IT SHINES FOR ALL Higheit temperature yeiterday, 77; lowest, 67. Detailed weather, mall and marine reports on page 7. VOL. LXXXIII. NO. 352. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1916. Copyrtpaf, 1918, fcy fhe Sun I'rtnttng and Publiihtng Allocation. ONE CENT .terser In Greater 1H and New Nenark. Yerk, TWO Elsewhere t'KNTS. ALLIES CAPTURE 3 MILE FRONT ON THE SOME Hnlliant Combined Attack Makes Great Gains on Tli ree Sudors. TOWN OF C031BLES IS NOW THREATENED Infantry in Bayonet Charge I'p Hill Gets Hundreds of Prisoners. DASH FORWARD UNDER THE ARTILLERY FIRE French Also Win Big Vic- tory South of Belloy-cn-Santerr- e. Pains, Aug. 16. French nnd British troops In a. combined forward move- ment took Herman trenches totalling three miles In length and In one place a third of u mllo in depth on the Sommc front In impetuous hajonrt charges the allied infantry captured hundreds of German pris- oners. The gains made by the Allies In this fighting arc the most Important made on the French front In weeks. They practically assure the occupation of Maurepas, where the French already have a foothold; seriously threulen the town of t'ombles and put the French nearer the village or Uerny, to the south. offensive was marked by the not Intense Hinting that has been re- ported recently. The artillery preparat- ion was- tremendous In force, whole lines nf guns, not batteries alone, being concentrated upon the trenches to be taken. Bayonet, Bomb, niHe, Both British and French had to make tMr Hdvance uphill, but the Infantry sliack was brilliantly and rapidly con- ducted, nnd almost befijre the Germans In tin- - trenches had got the dirt from hell explosions out of their eyes and knew the artillery had stopped the In- fantry was among them with bayonet and bomb and rltle fire, while the French artillery, sweeping the ground a little further behind the trenches, shut ott nil aid. The French made the greater gains In the combined assault. North of Maurepas, the outskirts of which they they t)on Herman trenches on con almost exactly a At some points this trench line reached as far as the load from Maurepas north lu llullle- - mont. This advance Is a distinct gain for the Allies, as It brings them within striking jdlttancc of Combles. llrllllant Trench Attack. fouth of Maurepas the attack was made entirely by the Frcnc'n. Thcro tlu aim was to occupy all the German posi- tions between the former French flout tnd the road from Maurepas south to fiery. It succeeded completely, cleaning out the Germans all along1 a front ot a mile and u quarter and u third of a mllo bad;. Tli French assault was a lightning-HV- e dash, and took the Germans that a great many prisoners were taken. The number of these cannot even estimated as yet. The gains put the British and French little loss than two miles from Combles. lhe lallroad town and the Junction of l.e roads toward which he.ve been drhimr for some time. It Is uphlil ground to the town there inore desecrate fighting, but salno make the taking of Combles only a question of time. The two gains on either side of Maure-t- 9 nuk; it piactlcally certain that thJ Hermans In that will forced eltlier to withdraw und yield It to th I'rcn. h or surrounded In tli\ town. The French their way to tin fuburln of Maurepas a few days aio, n Victory In the Sooth. Wluls theso Important gains were beltitr made to north of tho Somino lilvir ,iu equally valiant dash by French tnfa t y after two days artllleiy tire ealned ,( particularly powerful German lent! labyrinth In a region where ac- tion ,ii Inlheito been slower. Hot 'a of almost fie s' it iern end of tho Homme front, Trench crossed the road running f Veimandovlllers to I'etonne and took i nches three-quarter- s of a mile long j ere they captured sixty prison-- n a sjstetn of tteliclus that the despatches report us \powerfully tan. red \ T advance was In the direction Hen, Kouliivvest I'eronne, ft mght there was more artillery 'i\e n about Verdun, with violent liri I'littits at Thlaumont. Fleury, ui ii ml flhapltie. was no ac- ton i .un here on tho front. G I : ItMANS HOLD LINE. \\'(.lino drill. h In Homme Attack, I'riini Teuton Side. fv tiik Scimmk Khont, via Berlin and f;' Aug. 1. Half a million Brit-'- a I no. been engiik'ed ill tho effort to ''. the lines on the Sonims ' ,M Ufteii, as In the fighting between and llcbuterne, the Brlllsn ' 'Mi meieii tin. Germans six to one. They ,,L. to u depth ' r\'' I tlx miles over a front about Kb' but have nowhere been j bleak- - through. At pr em ,, the lighting by the Brit-'- ii ii iirrled on from their l'oslres jJilein, where their drum fire la unceas-i-'- e day or night, ijeimau olllcers win \f In the Champagne offensive said Continued on TMr4 ftf. HIGH GERMAN OFFICIAL SEES NO HOPE OF AN \We May Not Dictate the Terms,\ He Says, \but No One Shall Dictate Them to Us A Sheer Impossibility to Beat Us.\ Jsedof Cablt DltpaieS to Tni Svn. London, Auk. 1. The. Hern corre- spondent ot tho london Daily New ascribes to the aamo \eminent neutral\ whom he quoted jesterday the narration of a conversation lie had with a promi- nent official of tho Uerman Foreign Of- fice. The neutral aaked how the official class, those behind the scenes, regarded the situation. Tho official replied care- fully : \The situation la not brilliant, but certainly not bad. We, cannot be beaten, and the chances are still fa- vorable. We obvloualy have had some disillusionment. We thought we could crush Huropc In three months, and we ciimc ery near doing \There have been miscalculation! diplomatic miscalculations. There have been military errors alo. but the situ- ation y s not unsatisfactory. It Is n xheer tihvslcnl Impossibility to brat us. Mind you, I do not say we are going to LARGER SUBMARINE BOATS ARE COMING New German Commerce Car-rie- rs Make Trial Trips One Met in Midoeean. Two new German merchant sub- marines, of slie even larger than the Deutschland and Bremen, will leave Ger- many soon for this country with cargoes. This report comes here from London, quoting a Central News Agency despatch from The Hague. The same despatch says the new merchant submarines have made trial trips off Helgoland, the Ger- man naval base. (.'apt. Olsen of the Norwegian steam- ship Alf, which arrived at Norfolk yes- terday, oays he saw a submarine In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on August 5. Capt. Olsen, who made a report to the hydrographlc office at Norfolk, said passed the undersea boat In the lnne from .Norfolk to the mouth ot 11 of Kfiil-Us- h Cirnnnel. The Deutschland left the Virginia Capes from Norfolk on the night August -. but hardly could have the position Capt. Olsen reports by August 5. A despatch from Berlin to the I nlted Prera yesterday said the Deutschland had not been heard from since she cleared the Virginia Capes fourtesn days ago. However. It took her sixteen daya to cross the Atlantic when she came here and her return trip probably would take longer, It was said, as allied crullers knew she was on her way back and wculd look out for her. There Is still no word the Bremen, which Is many days overdue. NEW U BOAT WAR URGED llrlrhetnsr Conservative Leader Would ItlaL War With I'. B. Special Vallt Ottpateh to Tils Sc. Beu.s, Aus. 15. Herr von Heyde-bran- d. Conservative leader In the Ger- man Helehstag, In n speech at Frank- - ii,.,hu .twit,., .tmnffK for a resuniD- - troversy on the subject Herr von iiey- - .lehmnd said the whole matter de I nded upon whether Germany was will- ing to accept war with the United Mates. He argued that all of 's enemies are held together ngnlnst I er by England and that the only means f ending the war was by starving England. This, he declared, could be done easily and quickly by a ruthless submarine -- ,mpalgn against vessels of all It Is understood here mat me uonn-tlve- s are convinced they could starve the Allies out and end the war In this way before the United Htatea could In- terfere. If victorious Germany could disregard the United States. Other despatches emphasise the In- creased popular agitation for a ruth- less campaign by submarines and Zep. pllns against Ungland. Following the publication of the White Book in the lliiiilong case many newspapers are ad- vocating such a campaign. SERVANT WILLS TO EMPLOYER. Leave. Ir. Haruch 10,000, Her Sarins In : Ycara of errlee. When the will of Lina Matherny, a servant In the household of Dr. Emanuel Baruch of 57 East Seventy-sevent- h street, was tiled yesterday It was found she left the savlnia of thirty years to her employer. Miss Matherny put aside 10,000 In the years spent In Dr. Dariieh's service. An odd memorandum attached to tne will attracted attention In the Burro-gate- 's Court. Miss Matherny requested the authorities to prevent any one from breaking the will. As tho Instrument wns drawn up In legal form there Is little likelihood that a fight could be waged successfully against the will. GERMAN FOOD FRAUD EXPOSED, Wn. Piurr Bureau Finds Uflrlala nnd Hallroad 3Ivn Involved. TilR llAUL-n- , via London, Aug, 16. The new German War Usury Bureau has Justified Its exjstence by uncovering widely ramltied food fraude, according to reports received here. The frauds are said to Involve a half dozen leaders nnd 100 accomplices, who smuggled hun- dreds of tons of whest,.rye nnd bar- ley flour from the Province of West Piussla to Berlin, where It was sold at ,. ,,rnil! of 300 per cent. The Hour was concealed Gov- ernment stock takers by shipping It on night traliw as potatoes or ma- chinery. Among tho men Involved were Government oIIIcIuIm and blatlon masters. SAVED BY DAUGHTER, DIES. Father Succumbs on Beach- - After Ileitis Hauled from Water. i.,i, Homers. 4H. 148 East Fifty .treet. was pelxed with cramps last evening while bathing with his four ..Mi.iren at South Beach. He was .lruutrfl (lilt O f the surf by his thirteen year-ol- d uaugnier Agnes, wun mo mu of stronger hands. virnt bM was applied on the beach, but beforo Dr. Folks arrived with an- - ambulance from ma awaun iimmw Hospital SOfBtri died. now hold, and the British worked of ,ne unrcstrlctcd submarine These troops took an entire , reBardle the United States. line of a front of spenklng of the present hot mile. o be they nnd will be vlllago be v.'lll be won the nu of There tinman ii kilned ground of miles, no of wlnnln-- r It. he of reached of kinds. had had from of of of of EARLY PEACE dictate peace In Paris, or even going to dictate peace at all, but I do aay no one shall dictate pence to us.\ The \neutral who was In Ilerlln In July, said that while confidence In the Kalaer remains absolutely unabated and amounts almost to a cult, on the other hand the unpopularity of the Crown Prince has lately reached remarkable proportions. The working classes par- ticularly are bitter against lilm, and firmly Believe tho failure to take Ver- dun was due to his blunders. They blame hla egotism for the unavailing sac- rifice, of more than 200,000 Herman sol dier. Amor these same working clAsses the desire for' peace fs' Widespread, but there li no Indication of any revolutionary tendency which might compel the govern ing classes to make peace. The com- mercial and professional classes share these peace sentiments. Allied threats of an economic war are described as n bluff. GERMANY VIOLATING HER U BOAT PLEDGE Secretary Lansing Says Amer- ican Was on Ship Torpedoed Without Warning. Washington. Aug. Id. German sub- marines operating against merchant ships In one Instance have violated the pledge which the German Government made to the United States with regard to submarine warfare. I.an-(Ieg- counterfeiters, swooped down on a to-d- that Americans were store a tenement iZl Past Ninth one the ships tor-- 1 street, recently warning. What gathered In n action If any birth, of whom J.,. ..t Uei?i !.\.'\- -. . . .... , , . , ..w I\-- .\ till till HW. .'V V I I. i - ..I .......v.- .. i. .1. (l.M MWI- I- MM, 1,1 I'll ,111 me U .,ln torpedoed by Getman submarines. Amer Icon Consuls have been instructed to cable details and particular effort has been made to ascertain whether Oer . many was really living up to the prom- ise not to torpedo passenger ships with- out warning. The reports coming to the State De- partment 'seem to Indicate that Germany la not particularly solicitous about ad- - ner,nr to lhe ,,romlre made to President WIIon T4 Merchantmen sank In Jnlr. BgRMN (via London), Aug. 18. An official statement Issued here to-d- says that July seventy-fou- r merchant- men belonging to the Entente Allies were sunk by German and Austrian sub- marines and mines. The ships had a total tonnage 101,000 tons. FRIENDLY TO S. Bavarians Approve I'lan to Avoid Isaac on ftnhmarlne War, Paris, Aug. 1. A to the Havas Agency from Geneva says: \Heports received here from Bavaria Indicate that there has been strong ap- proval of the recent action of the For- eign Affairs Committee of the Imperial Bundesrath In approving the Chancel- lor's action lr avoiding a submarine Issue with the United States. \The meetings the Foreign Affairs Committee were presided over by Count von Ilartllng, president of the Bavarian Council, whose olllclal organ, the Prr-tiler- .Vonveles dc .Munich, says sub- marine warfare Is not Justified when It places Important political considerations In Jeopardy. \The action of the Bundesrath's com- mittee was a defeat for Admiral von Tlrpltz and his partisans upholding sub- - marine warfare.\ SING SING CONVICT ESCAPES. GraboTfSfl, Life Term Man, Gone Hiding; Inside, Says Osborne. OssiNINO, N. Y.. Aug. 16. Another life term convict escaped from Sing Hlng He Is Frank Orabowsal. 28, who was employed as a janitor anu porter In the print shop. Warden Osborne, however. Is the belief the man Is a In- side the walls waiting for a chance to get away, and so did not order the whlstte blown as Is customary. Grabowsal said he was III this morn- ing nnd went to the hospital. Later he reappeared. At the noon roll call he was there, but was' missed after the C o'clock call. Ho curie here on December' IS, 1014, and served nearly two years of tho twenty now allotted for life sentences. N. Y. FLIER KILLS 5 IN MOTOR. Central's UOth Century Plouarhs Into Automobile on Track. El.TRU, Ohio, Aug. 16. The New York Central Twentieth Century Limited crasher) Into an automobile at Chestnut street crossing, in tne down- town section, killing four women and a man. The dead are Mrs. C. II. Buttenbender, 65; Mrs. F. F.mmert, ; Mrs. J, C, Conaway, Mrs. J. K. Weiss, 50 ; Capt; H. Buttenbender, is. According to witnesses the crossing gates were not down, and rrelght car standing on sidings obscured the view so that Capt. Buttenbender, who vvna driv- ing, did not see the train approach. The auto was struck squarely lu the side and tossed Into a tangled mass. CORPORAL SLAIN; GIRL SHOT. Holdlrr, Hepolsed by Keslrnn Miss, Kills Man Who Interferes. Brownsville, Tax., Aug. 16. corporal James Clement, Company C Heeond Vir- ginia Regiment, waa shot and Instantly killed and Sophia Valdex, u Mexican girl, was probably fatally wounded by another corporal, who gnvr-hi- s name ns Dumrhes. Dumches eluded a poasa and escaped, hut later nt the county Jail and surrendered, Clement, who was 28 years old and married, came from Warren-tow- Va. The girl had repulsed Dumchen's ad- vances, and when, threatened with vio- lence, it Is said, called for Am Corporal Clement appearel to aid the girl, It Is charged Dumches shot her twice and. turned hie weapon on Cleiwnt; killing htm Instantly with two bullets tot breast. - ( 1 f 1 I ; RAIDS NIP GIGANTIC COUNTERFEIT PLOT New Heady to Flood Country With $1,000,-\\ODOJ- n Spurious Bills. ' ETCHED PLATES SEIZED Photo Engraving mid Print- ing Plant Set Up in Frame Cottage in Grant' City. William J. Flynn. chief of the United Mates Secret Service, leading several his agents, climbed to the garret of a neat frame cottage at Washington and Hallroad avenues. Grant City, Hlchmond Borough, at 9 o'clock yesterday morning. He found llthogr.it-i!iln- presses, chem- icals, a photo engraving plant and all the other (essentials of a complete plant fpr maklrr; counterfeit money. The swarthy man, Antonio Monte-fort- l, expert engraer and etcher, who was at work, was arrested, along with I. ulgl Barracato, who was proudly sur- veying a big prei that had been moved recently Into the ground floor. Thus a plot to flood the country with II. 000.000 In counterfeit II. II, and 110 hills was uncovered Just, before the leaders were ready to print and aend them out to middlemen. Tho scheme wan the biggest and most elaborate that has been unearthed In many years, nnd the arrests were made and the para- phernalia seized beforo one bill had been printed. Another Raid lu Manhattan. Within a few minutes after Chief Flynn entered the houe Capt. John Henry, who lias chapje of the New York Secret Service men. and under ttie chiefs direction has been i!in,ln.ln,. .1,. S?..f?'rf!. , f counterfeiting by Chief i. iiii, Wn 1. I IN TM.ft ntv.... .. wrie v i'ur or vioiatlnr the tntern.i r.v.m.. laws, m the basemen. f ih. i. ... Fast eared Ninth . \m\' i, i... ,,.u\d T j\'A ;.k.;i . ,.7? \ by means of alcohol cnemicaw, the mixtures llng put In uumes wun counterfeit labels. Capt. Flynn was much pleased with the outcome tno raids, for he had nipped a soheme that had been worked out with the utmost detail. According to the evidence obtained the plan of the big enterprise was to make enough plates so that 11.000,000 the nous could printed within a ahort time. The next step contemplated. Flynn waa Informed, was to destroy ths entire counterfeiting equipment and dispose of the bills at the rate of 35 cents on the dollar, realising about $250,000. linn Obtained In March. The plan was under development for more than a year and sever.il men had been devoting their time exclusively to mat worn. i;ianorate as waa the en- - Secretary sing said on In at board of passengers Manhattan pedoed without Capt. Henry alx this Government will take1 of Italian four 2 during of U. despatch of prison of that stowaway had J. 60 5i C. appeared Corporal nsslstancr In York Band of big, $5 and of of be who were of Bor-den- 's different It company .. .0361 0121 07H that j .\'\ '. \ . TAl1\\ nothing wen none \o perhaps notning 01 the believes, however. such a plan has much In It to graving and printing scheme, project the economic consumer the counterfeit bills silver naturally would conserve her milk Indian live dollar bills and lng the of highest Buffalo ien dollar more In- genious. it said, to All. arranged for practical M, ,,,,i, ..... h. ,. of their supply by a group of twenty middlemen, them at 45 cents on the dollar 'o the men . who would actually them to One Freight company period i. \r'' pas, n I help work problems th.it now There a flaw the I front ,Iturb the drlbuter. one. namely, that two ,n H tfctllt UUfr Juan of the oveiheard dls-- 1 n,atll, president of the National n phase of It night wves League. Wlllet Vary cafe. March. Alien town, past master of the New Chief Flynn gut word the plot and state Grange, said that during 1913 t. Henry began a most skilful and trlbuters New paid producers ingenious system of shadowing which tl ey were first the store Fast Ninth street and then tho frame house Grant City. The purchases of least different ' eorls chemicals used photo engrav - lng. the process and the making nf the finest Inks, were care - fully noted. The moving of n big Pnl- - versal hand from a store Man- hattan to Grant City followed. Nearly Heady for Work, Flynn called this city trained agents from Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburg and Scranton. With seven men, Including Agent Frank Burke, Flynn went Grant City early They waited until Mnntefortl. the ablest man th: group, had entered the cottage Hall- road Then they made a quick descent. showed that the garret had been divided Into four parts. was n room, another was a drying room, another a room making the copper plates, All the neces- sary tools vers on hand, the outfit hav- ing cost at 12.000. least fifty negatives of United States bills, ranging from tl 110, were found. Home had been transferred a gelatine plate, then to a wax plate, and from that wax plate copper plates were made for printing the notes. Montefortl found busy with etching tools working on the figure 5 the copper plate. Paper Heady for Printing. The had purchased vnrl ous grades of the finest onion skin paper. Their scheme. It Is said, was print the front the back part thn bill different sheets anil then paste two parts together niter having scat- - tered silk threads between The raid Fast Ninth street pro- - duced surprises for the secret service men. as the presence of n plant for the making of liquors the synthetic proc- ess waa known to them before they entered. the Manhattan rendezvous the se- cret service men arrested Halvato're Glodano Antonio Glodano, brothers; Antonio Matrangn and Antonio Barra- cato, u brother of tho Barracato Grant City. They were held connection with the charge. Two other men arrested, Giovanni Glenchl and Leo Bsttaglla, were arrested a charge of violating the Internal revenue laws. ARMS MEN VOTE TO STRIKE. at Plant Demand Klgbt Hour Day. Nkw Havrn, Conn.. Aug. 16. Machin- ists emploved the Winchester Hepeat-In- g Arms Company here voted strike noon unless the company agrees to grant eight hour day and other concessions. Is expected that If the machinists walk out members metal trades, at plant will alio strike, invoivineT iv,eve MILK PROFITS ONLY 2.6 HILLS ON QUART Borden Company Gives Fig- ures to Hcfutc Story Big Surplus. NEW IS SUGGESTED Several Different Hates h Year Save Situation, Company Asserts. If. N. Hallock, of Condensed Milk Company, made public yesterday afternoon figures show- - thnl ,h nront \ his company on all the grades of milk milk pioducta. excepting certified milk, which distributed during the fiscal year ended 30 was 1.0026 per quart. The costs the for the en- tire year, as worked out Its ex- pert accountants with a quart as the unit, were as follows : per quart (what farmer got) K.rlBry roit to city 001! Cost of delivery, overhead chargei, &c o:o: Total cnt Selling price rroflt, quart oo: Mr. Hallock says the company ,lon ill.trlbutes at a loss from September un- - ill February, while from February un-t- oenmie ruts come oui suggestion. He that the for year. The of floating prices, notes was Tho leaders, Is had Satisfactory a underwriting! ,,., ,h.f to peddle out th.', 1 to out con- - was not In smooth aIld scheme-exc- ept t0 Mr, conspirator, House-cussin- g one In an H. of Water-Italia- n That was In York of he In Tork by led to In to In at fifty of In eleetrotyilng In all press In was to St. Cincinnati, Washington. Philadelphia, to yesterday. In In avenue, Investigation Ono photographing for least At to to being was on 15 conspirators tn and of on the lu by not At and In nil lu counterfeit-la- g on Machinists Winchester at to an It of, all or- ganisations tha PLAN Would and June to by Cost to per win were til June It makes all Its profits for the :'ear. He has suggested a plan whereby different rates be charged for milk dur- ing three periods of the year, which he relieves would prove satisfactory to the producer and to the consumer. Kvens t'p In n Year. He realizes, SHys Mr. Hallock, that It ir.lght take some time for the housewife to get accustomed to the change, but In the end he feels she would not mind It. as the average price for the year would not be any greater than the flat inte she Is now paying all the year around whether milk Is plentiful or trarce. He has been talking up with C'strlbuters. and producers his Idea of a commend It for rer'.oy? conldrtlon on the part of the milk distributers, pro- ducers and the consuming public. Thus during the months of the great- est supply of milk Mr. Hallock would pay producers a certain price, the small- est of the year, and would charge the consumers si correspondingly reduced price. This would come at a time In the spring\ and summer when milk Is looked upon as one of the healthiest of diets, and the reduced price, he believes, would have a tendency to Increase con- sumption and thus use up In a great part at least of what Is then a milk surplus. At those seasons when milk become! scarcer he would pay n higher rate to the producer and exact a higher price from the\ consumer. During the period of the greatest scarcity in the winter time he would have the highest brlce \ ' ,, ,V,, \SCI . . f le farmer, and In the end \l'u'lif two cents a quart, later three cents a quart and still later three and one-ha- lf cents a quart for their product. it was said at the District Attorney's office yesterday that Mr. Swsnn Is still getting together data concerning the milk situation. I'ntll he completes his Investigation he will not be able to de- - clde just what plan of action he will taae. It Is believed that things are ahaplng up for an announcement by retail milk dealers In the near future of the Increase in the price of milk of one cent a quart. Most of the distributers. Including the Sheffield Farms and the Borden people, recently Increased the price of cream one cent a one-ha- lf pint. WOULD SELL SKIM MILK. Unlnmen a. It la aa Nutritions as Ntralcht Goods STnAcrsn. N. Y.. Aug. 16,-- The of ths farmer dniryman through a plan for milk bottling by which pen-pi- e can buy rklm as well as whole milk Is foreseen by Albert L. Brockway. chairman of the special committee of the Onondaga Dairying Association. He wants the Wicks Investigating commit- tee to adopt his plan. Mr. Brockway Is one nf the leading central New York dairymen. The idea of selling skim milk for household use Is a new one among dairymen, but Mr. Brockway contends that it Is Just as nutritious as that con taining muter fat \People who think that milk fh,t I shows cream Is the only nutritious kind are mistaken, lie says. \The butter fat test Is not the most important test of food value. Skim milk has nearly all the protein of the whole milk, nnd Is. for all practical purposes, as valuable a food.\ Were the sale of skim milk for house- hold use permitted by the State Mr Brockway believes the farmer would be assured of greater Income from his dairy. The commutes of the dairy association of which Mr. Brockway Is chairman will go to Albany when the Wicks commit- tee meets there and present Its case, At the recent session of the Wicks be form of ordinance fall. He criti cises present of the State law which reads \milk from which any part of the cream hag removed\ Is declared adulterated. Wlt-k- s n Boston, Boston', Aug. 16, Senator Wicks of York arrived morning, and for more than two hours was session with John Orcott, secretary of thn Boston of Commerce commit- tee in charge of the recent Investigation and of production, trans- portation, Inspection distribution oi milk aa creeav Its New Kngland, Jstm. 5 HOUR DA Y AND NO EXTRA OVERTIME PAY IS WILSON PLAN TO AVERT A STRIKE President To-da- y Will Ask Managers to Abandon Arbitration Demand Will Appoint Commission to Investi- gate' Wage Economy. WASHINGTON, Aug. 16. After three days labor in a vain effort to bring about an amicable agreement betwee.t the railroad managers and the employees, President Wilson, ac- cording to indications to-nig- is prepared to lay down a basis for settlement and to use his influence to enforce its acceptance by the contending parties in the con- troversy. On the main point at issue, the eight hour day, there has been no yielding on either side. Employees and the man- agers are at opposite poles on this question, as they were when the struggling battle lines were drawn. Strike Hinges on New Proposal. Conf ron toil by this situation tho I'resltletit apparently tin tleclilwl to tnkt- - tho case Into his own InwiW. It U exported that lie will submit to both sides n definite Identical proposl Upon the nrrei.tnnee rejection of this plan will lccml whpthor or not a strike 1 to he citllPd anil tho tninsisirttitloii lines ot the entire country imnilyztMl. The plan which the President Is pre- pared to submit calls for: Acceptance by tho railroad managers of the eight hour day. Abandonment by the employees of their demands for time and one-ha- lf for overtime, nnd the acceptance of pro rata for overtime. Abandonment by the railroad man- agers of their contention that tho en- tire controversy be submitted to arbi- tration either by the Board of Media- tion or a board uppolnted by the Presl-den- t. Appointment of a commission to In- vestigate operation of the eight hour day, to determine Its cost to the railroads, and to muse recommenda- tions concerning the collateral proh. lems Involved and tho payment of time and one-ha- lt for overtime. May Force Peace. That this method of solving the prob- lem will prove successful Is not alto- gether a foregone conclusion. It is as- sumed the Iresldent. by the exertion of tho tremendous Influence of his office, will maae it serve tho purpose, and thati wunin a rew days at the imme- diate crisis will have passed and the con- tinued operation of railroads been assured. Assuming that this will lie the out- come confe'rence between the President and the son delegates of the rallroud emploveea who arrived In Washington there Is a thinly dlsgused ulr of satisfaction among those who led the fight for the eight hour day. Although the beads of the brotherhoods and their associates who rmve been con- ducting the negotiations In the capital were without authority to accept finally the proposition, there Is little doubt that It will find favor with the employees. The eight hour day s the main point at issue. The nllter ,1 nr nA r nnrderf u. ni.nr.ii n.i. The outlook from the point of view of the managers Is far less encouraging. Tnere is even a possibility they may re- - Ject the proposition, despite Its origin at the White House, nnd general Hs. sumption that the President Is making his efforts to avert the catastrophe of a strike as the representative of the coun- try and the neutrals, slm will be af- fected by It most disastrously. Managers atlil Hold (Int. The managers have not abandoned their contention that Kie eight hour day will prove economically disastrous to the railroads and th-- t Justice demands the controversy be settled by arbitration. Vrnm ,he lntier itolnt of view, thev as the demand the give a employees elKht by plan method farreachlng hold than represented by Mr. Wilson, Sl\\t the broiiieriioon leaders Once accepted, even In principle, been It is expect It It was be abandoned l.otlate Issues the controversy be made the It the guaranteed found be too With It beyond all doubt, for the , 't It has tieen the ntsviry ot an wage an - Justment\ they say, that has never been the part of trie men, hut the granting of one demand merely paves the for another constantly Increasing By giving the emp'oyees the elgm hour das- - now In the manner proposed means, according to the railroad managers, i abandonment of th principle of nrbltra-- 1 tlon nnd the a new era of ' difficulties wage disputes. Nevertheless It Is expected the man- agers reluctantly will yield their point, but the seme time placn the repons. blllty for the consequences upon President s snoumers. Tnere was evi- dence that had changed their pos!-tlo- n or they were prepar ing a counter for to the President. Manna-er- a Mis Wilson. being continuously In session al!j day the managers called at White ' ttnt frtnml the l'les ileilt Out. They left a statement or tneir views ue- - signed to tlw Impracticability the eight hour day, dlfllcultles In th- - of It Into and tre- - mendous cost it involves. no proposal was made lu their communication. to a late hour to- night no to It was forthcoming from White House. Is understood to be the view of the President that granting the tight hour day will be lo some experl- - hour day and the dlfllcWtlea suggested by the man- agers ran be overcome. Obviously the same notion of does prevail at the While House In the conference room of managers, the latter holding that s step once taken cannot be retraced without a on all the railroads, Itepresentatlves of the brotherhoods scouted the notion a strike after having assarted openly When the White House conferences were begun that they, were In a position tie ,up the traffio of tha entire country. There were' other- - tatlettlOM alto thsy ra cnmmlttee In this city Mr. Brockway mental, Ills for settlement Is said outlined hla for selling bottled milk j to have been formulated with the Idea nnd declared It disposed mint the commission will ascer-th- e poor In New York city and else-- 1 tulit whether It will cost the railroads where. Ills be placed before $iou,000,000, as contend, or 120,-th- e Common Council of In the , 000,000, as the employees assert, to the looseness been New hero this In Chamber analysis tlve and the most the the curd the burden of settlement having been shifted to the managers, who are on the defensive. There was a lull In the conferences The President gave his en- tire time other matters and to re- ceiving visitors. The railroad man-are- were In continuous session behind locked doors at hotel from 9 o'clock In morning until 6 In the evening and ugaln dinner. The tmtiloveeM Mtierit the tt:iv nf letbitre The 600 delegate.-- i arrived from New York on special trains during eve- - nlng. They will meet before f.olng to the White House at 3 o'clock. ! where will be received In the East Boom. It Is possible the address the President make to them will be made public. No appointment had been made for railway managers to see the Presl-- , dent As matters now it is expected that thev will be trainmen. That they will yield at once Is doubt ill. It Is that they will ask for time to con-iid- what might ,be regarded us an ultimatum and they will communi- cate with the presidents of the roads before announcing their fib I decision. ' Sera The rre!.'r,l completed Ms iUn dur- ing a conference to-d- with .ludse William Chambers of the Federal Board Mediation nnd Conciliation. who took to the White House , of a basic eight hour day. immediately j While the adoption of the afterward Judge Chambers talked looked ominous union men alieadv ly with the committee. He i had bN practically assured bv Piesl-dl- d not confer with the employees' rep-- , ,, ;, dcnt T1\0re Shouts reentatlves. nf the rail- - The President Is depending largely j ways the re by the upon public opinion to force a settle- - corporation of any employ es' I'nnimlttca ment. tfhould the present method that the union might wish to send to him sert, the granting of of 'managers would not decision on for an hour day the, the President's until they proposed Is of more a meeting following their is the nce with pending controversy. who they I'nve confenlng with the President, cou'end, futile to that ever declared, would willing to ll be or that any conces- - all to ex-sl- will by employees If e'Pt eight hour day. Is to nn economic burden ! assured them great railroads to bear. was said, they would be Inclined to there any recession nn way In the beginning of nnd at the no they that proposal submission After the llniiu. show nf the way putting effect the Apparently alternative I'p reply the It the of extent maintain un eight whether finality not aa the upheaval of to thtt plan plan could of to proposed plan la to they this city an this C. of as to their the after the they will the stand called In after the prob- able, that Mediator Wilson. L. of statistics! brief-- 1 the managers' company of of after procedure seem aoouc io inn ii m bought probable y he would take the public Into his confidence. Discussion of the creation nf a Fed- eral commission to Investigate the rail- road situation centred largely nro'li.d the contention of railroad officials that Mich a comtr.lsilon would hi able to net at all the facts and be able to prevent a recurrence of the present crlsle. Th.i President has tnken up with both sides suggestions as to the best way to make I up a conmlsslon which vvould be satis- factory. The principal rennn advanced by 'the managers In insisting on urbltiatlon ! w\ 'e'r belief tlut the whole prln - clPle. of \'hitratlott Is at stake ami '.',.,\ v\\r':' \ ,l,el' recent pc'ltlons for a ., per cent, , Increase In freight rate.. The Interstate 1 \mmerce Commission intimated nt that llllir 111.1 wui-i- i I ninuiiii miii-mi;- KUVi- - vv.ige Increases of their own acton! nnd without arbitration they must bear the consequences. Will Accept I'm Ilata Pay. During the day the managers' com- mittee had experts at work compiling '\\\ \ \ \\, eight hour day. These data they planned !?j:r?ln,t.,.., U1 !.,.r?Uir.'f,!,\rh.0i'1l turn ,.,., ,U. ,i 111.\ \'\ ' i,\\i.i\ii i\i iuiun collateral issues, iiio proposal ot pro rata piy for overtime, which would mean an Increase of from ! to :.1 per cent, to employees working extra hours, was said to appeal to them. COO OFF TO SEE WILSON, General Chairmen nf Local Brotherhoods (in to Washington. Six hundred general of the locals of the railroad brotherhoods de- parted for Washington yesterday In obedience to President Wilson's request for a conference with the whole body of employees' representatives. Beforo they left they vero Instructed In part at a meeting held In Webster Hall, 'whero they were addressed by W. S.I i Carter, one of the brotherhood chief! 11,. did not attempt to dictate their khiin.. li ..nnllnnil l.ln.uAle ttlln. 1.. n general way the situation as he left lt on Tuesday night, y,,,, aectlon of the men went over on ,he am, 0i. , 0H.r OM ,, .ylvanla. Carter did not , with ti.em. ils deferred his departure until last night. It was- regarded as significant that another of thn mediators, G. W, W. Hanger, started for Washington nn the Congressional Limited at 3.3il. The only meaiator now in town is Martin A. Knapp, the chairman of the board. Ho would not tell why Hanger had been summoned, nor would he define the sit- uation as ho understood It through his communications with his colleague, W. L. Chambers, who went to the White House with the first delegation from the roads and the brotherhoods. Rattlesnake Kills Taxidermist. Pittsscro, Aug. 16. Bitten on the hand when showing a deu of rattle- snakes to a class of students from the University of Pittsburg yesterday, ous-ta- v Link, for nineteen years taxidermist at Carnegie Institute here, died In a ho, pltal here SBBAT BBAB BFBING WATBB.' Me. tbe esse t aU glass staapereA keltlia, aaV. SHONTS MUST SATISFY UNION OR FACE STRIKE Agrees to Meet Orttiiizcd Carmen To-da- y for First Time. (ignition LEADEKS GET POWEK TO CAhli WALKOUT Employees nt Exciting Meeting Insist Dcinniiils JJo Oranlcd. COMPANY DENIES IT MOKE PKOMISKS Explains Discharged Men Kept Fares or Otherwise Broke Laws. More than 2,000 carmen eiuplo,.e( by tho New Yoilc HiiIIw.ivm Cuiiii.anv V01etJ unanimously with u nur nnd a wiivIiik of liats In the Lyceum, at '\\'J trect and Tlilnl iiveiiur, Ilist night to call a .suspension nf work ,, , 11,0 Brcon Cir \'\. l\ 1 tho union committed did not receive satlf- - factory treatment nt n conference with Oncrul Manager Frank Hiilloy at U o'clock tlil morning. Thn men voted tn hark up the mm-niltte- o In making demands for iccognl-tlo- n of tho union on the green car lines, for tho reinstatement of urg.in-lialk'- ti men who \.vers discharged hy the company and for tho right to havo access to the officials of tin company to make, requests for or to Mr Medley. That was ,i victory for the men, he. cause the union leaders had b'en for five davs to get i commuter of vv'i.ik-me- n Into eltlif r I'tisldeut Shout' m Mr, Hedley's olllce, and, falling to get any reply had depatrhed no ultimatum on Tuesday to President Shonls demanding an Immediate reply. Agree to Meet I'nliin Men. Though the rnllwiy otllclaN had pre-- I vlously announced they would not iceog-- j nine the union and would tieat only with tnetr employees, while not denying them the right to organize, it was not until . , hat I'ielilent Shouts, both verbally nn d by letter, announced h- - would treat with lomnuttees of union men. In a letter to Mayor Mltchel and Chairman Straus of the Public Service Commission, Mr. Shouts denied fli.71 Ills company had violated any pan of thn agreement by which the strike was settled last w.lt. He said that the com- pany had adhered liuth to tlx- - letter and the spirit of the agreement, Imt had ills- - ciiargect men convicted or crimes or found guilty of other off.Mici-- against the discipline maintained by lh.; coin- - IUI1V President Shonls i,l-- o made It clear ,. P..,l.. ,,, ,..,.!.. committees sent by tho employee\ whether union or non-unio- In leg.ird to the protest made by the union mu that the company In arranging fai for Hie einplojees to nlcct grievance committees was actually Interfering with the organisation of tho union Prel-den- t Shouts said that the romp. my, m supervising this secret balloting, was merely taking precaution\ to Insure thn n men the tight and prtvilrrc in any complaints to the company He said, however, that he was ready to receive a grievance committee from the union as well. In other words, the company Is now nady to tieat with any committee of employees that represents a substantial part of the curium. To Discos Grievances. 1'nder thesn circumstances ,t Is i pected that Mr. lledle.i, who was designated yesterday by President Shonts to receive the union men,\ will discuss carefully and fully the grievances presented by the union men of courso the present situation and threat- ened rupture i rally precedes, the points of dispute that vvcro to be settled be. I ween the company and the men by their committees or by arbitration, The company says It has not violated ,?\' l,art,of Br''7l , The union '\\ llieil mm violation of the roiupnny promise that every man should be re. employed without prejudice. While leaders havo received power to call a strike f no satisfactory iisree. merit Is reached at the conference to. day It Is the plan of the union '.rader ' before calling a strike to return to tlm Mayor nnd to Chairman .Straus, laving all the facts before them, Such a step, If the situation becomes that critical, would requ're the return of Mayor Mltchel from hi\ vacation l camp at Plutlsliurg and Chairman Straus from Maine, Major Mltrhrl, when seen jrsterd.iy nt ramp, said lm was ready to return to the city at anj time If circumstances required He said, however, that lm was being advised na to any rhan'e in the solu- tion by his secretary, Theodore Hons-sea- Mr. Itoutseau said lust night that he had talked over the long distance tel- ephone with the Major. No neasnn to llrlnrn. 'The Mayor told me,\ said Mr nou. seau, \that he saw- no reason why he should tetiirn nt this time when Hi agreement b which the strike was set. tied provides means for eettllng all ques- tions In confer?nce between the work- men and the clllclals ot the compandor by arbitration.\ f That alio M the view ot the Publla

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