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face tha threat of a strike rmthtr thM yield on the question of arbitration. - Tha suggestion hat bMn mad thai The President might en ouUld tha lm mediate controversy and propose to tha railroad something In the way of com- pensation by lightening throufh Uglily-tlo- n come of the burdens now renting upon them. It In pointed out, however, that tha President In without authority to five aaauranres to this end. Another phase of the railroad sltua-tlo- n, apart from the threatened strike, but related to It, wa disclosed y at the honrlnf bfore the Interstate Com-mer- e Commission on the proposed ln creates In tran'tcontlnental rales. While the managorit wero In session In one part of the hotel the protistants agnlnst tha hither rales were formulating their ob- jections In another 'part. Many of the representative of the hipping Interests, chamber of com- merce and other associations on the Pa-clf- coast were as little satisfied with the President's plan for the tettlement of tha strike contioverey ns the railway managers. They said the eight hour day would mean another Increase In freight rates and the shipper would eventually fay for tha Increase. Boada to Ask Time. When the President present! hie plan to' the railway executives they will un- doubtedly ask for time to consider It be- fore making a reply. A week or ten days may elapse before their answer Is given. If they docldn to yield to tho President, It I expected that they will place upon him the entire responsibility for tha plan and the consequences resulting from It. ' Tha President's scheme for bringing bout a settlement provides that .the railroads shall grant an eight hour day with pro rata pay for overtime and that the collateral questions Involved In the controversy, such a time and one-ha- lf for overtime and the counter demands of tha railroads, shall ba made tha subject of Investigation of a commission to be created with the approval of Congress, this commission to consist of three mem- bers, one appointed by the railroads, ono by tho employcee and one by the Presl-da- nt This scheme of settlement, tha rail- road managers assert, amounts to oth-fn- g mora than giving the employees whst they aaked for and creating a. commis- sion to study the effects. The managers ahow a disposition to stand their ground. If, at all, upon the principle of arbitra- tion, making that tha chief Issue. When Mr. Wilson sees the rallroirt presidents the commlttea of managers will not be present. It wa decided late tha President should lay hi plan fully before tha presidents of the roads alone, and word to that effect was aent to tho hotel whera the managers and their chiefs were In session. Before proposing his plan. It was learned Mr. Wilson had sought vainly for two days to hava both aides Mcept soma form of arbitration. ' Mea Meet President. The conference between the President fcnd the general committee of employees lasted about an hour. After tha mem- bers of the committee had assembled In tha Kast Itoom they were Introduced to ttro President by (larretson, their spokes- man. In his talk the President explained his feeling thst a strike must bs avoided at any cost because of the disastrous effect on the country. He then said that after reviewing the situation thoroughly with tha email committees representing the employers and the employees he had drawn up a plan which he thought was fair to both sides and which he hoped would be accepted tv brth. Tha President declared he believed In tha principle of the eight hour day and that iu thought the greater patt of the people of tha United S.ates MS a simi- lar view. Regarding tha collateral latuta the President admitted that ha was at a loss to say how they should be settled. If the question of overtime and other problems were left to him, he said, ha would have to ask for a commission to help h'm decide what would be fair. He sdded that In his belief there were enough honest men In the United States to decide these questions fairly to both Ides, and that they would do so If called upon. When the men left they were Invited to shako hands with the President When about half of them hid done so W. H. Carter, head of the englnemcn, noticed Mr. Wilson wincing occasionally as a husky employee gripped his hand tightly. \Just touch the President's hand, BMn,\ Mr. Carter said. \He Is unac- customed to your kind of grips.\ William Jennings Urynn. It developed hns sou-th- i imMicoefiilly to set-ti- e the strike by the application of his temporary truce pesre plin. having pleas to heads of the various brotherhoods ond the President aeklng that It be put Into effect. It would pro- vide for n truce of one year, during which time the contentious of both Hides to the conlroveisy should bo Investi- gated thoroughly by a commission i.\d a settlement attempted on Use findings of tha commissioners. RAILROAD HEADS LEAVE. Faarteea Esecotlvea Depart ta Confer With tha President. Indicating that the problem of the railroad strike had passed out of the hands of the conference commit.? of railroad managers, executives represent-Ins- ; fourteen roads started for Washing- ton In a special twin from the Penn- sylvania Station at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. It has been contended by railroad managements that compliance with the demands of the four brotherhoods would add 1100.000.000 a year to the railroad pay rolls of the country. This was computed on the basis of the original demand of an eight hour day and time and a half for overtime. It Is estimated now that even the concession of an eight hour day with overtime at the same hourly pay would coat at least $10,800,000. Tha managers were re- luctant to pledge thla sum away, hence tha call for the railroad heads. Those who started are: A. K. Smith, president of tha New York Central; Frank Trumbull, chairman of the Chesa. peak a and Ohio ; Benjamin V. Hush, of tha Missouri Pacific. ; Hale Holden, president of the Chicago, Hur-llngt- and Qulncy; W. W. Atterhury, of the Pennsylvania; W. J. Harahan. president of the Seaboard Air Line; W. H. Truesdale, president of tha Delaware, Lackawanna and West- ern; L. F. Loree, presidents tha Dela- ware and Hudson; E. J. Ptkrson. of the New York, Mew Haven and Hartford ; deorge W. Stevens, presi- dent of the Chesapeake and Ohio; R. H. Lovett, chairman of the Union Pacific; Julius Kruttschnltt, chairman of the Southern Pacific; P. D. Underwood, president of the Krle, and Daniel 'l. lard, president of the II. and O. 13,000 MINERS ON STRIKE. Mora to Force BOO Into Union In Ihanaakln District. HflAUOKIN. Pa... Xttm It ,... tl.000 members of the United Mine Workers, engaged principally at operated by the Hurquehanna company ana tne pmindelphla and Raadlna Host and Irnn rmnnMU i.. tween here and Mount furm.l strike y to compel all employees to become members of tha union. It s estimated thai at least 100 miners ara pot affiliated with tha organization. A at each of the affected oviiieries win try to inauce all unorgan Ixed men to Join ths union by nasi Sat urday. Kalsar Visits Colaajne Cathedral. UK (by wireless in Ravvlllst me 1?. \On returning from his recent trip M tne western trout Umnirnr William Stepped at rnloi.e. II vl.llud Hie aaueurai ur, CARMEN AMD SHONTS AGAIN IN DEADLOCK Union Leaders Say Railroad Directors Must Yield To- day on Discharged Men. WILL APPEAL TO MAYOR Company Denies Thai Letting Men Ont Breaks Promises Made in Agreement, When the union carmen, headed by William n. Kltsgerald, called on Frank Hedjcy, general manager of the New York Railways Company, yesterday morning to demand tha rslnstatamant of fourteen carmen who had bean dis- charged aftir tha strike, they got a shock. They were (old by Mr. Hadley that he had no authority to treat with them on that question because the men had been ordered discharged by Presi- dent Hhonts and the board of directors. The' argument between Plttgerald and his associates on ona side and Mr. Had-le- y, aided by James L. Quackenbush, at- torney for tha company, on tha other re- volved around two clauses In. tha agree- ment that settle) the strike last weak. Tha union men held to tha clause which specified that all tha men should be taken back to work \without preju- dice.\ Tha company's officials called at- tention to tha clause by which tha man agreed not to Interfere with the manage- ment In the exercise of duties necessary for efficiency. With both sides deadlocked on that question Mr. Quackenbush announced tnat the company was ready to arbitrate every point of dlsputs between the com- pany und the men. He said that tha company was ready to leave to a board if arbitration the question as to whether or not the discharge of the fourteen men, convicted In tho Magls-fate- s' courts, was arbitrable under the terms of the agreement 13ut ritxgerald said he was willing to submit everything else to arbitration except that point, holding that the word- ing of the agreement was specific. Wants Qn'lck Answer. In view of Mr, Hedley's statement that he simply was acting as a soldier, obeying orders and carrying out the In- struction of the board of directors, Mr. Fltsgerald requested that a meeting of the board be held y and give an answer on the request for the return of 'he discharged men. He said emphatically and clearly that It no favorable answer was received by noon y the union would Iminedi-otel- y call upon Mayor Mltrhel und Chairman Straus of the Public Service Commission, who had underwritten the strike settlement agreement, and ask their good offices In getting the company to keep Its promise. \We have mapped out our plan of campaign,\ said Fltsgerald last n'ght. \We know Just exactly what we shall do. It Is now plainly up to the company to keep to their promise. The men In the union have empowered us to take certain acilon In the event that the company doe not fulfill Its promises. That Is all 1 can say now.\ \We are living up to the letter and the spirit of the agreement,\ snltl Mr. Quackenbush. \We are ready to go lurtnen We are ready to submit every point Of dispute to a board of aibltra-tlo- n. All the board of directors has In- sisted upon doing Is to dismiss men con- victed In a court. Th it coursu Is neces-oar- y for the efficiency of the service. We have airangud to have u meeting of tne board or directors at 11 o clock to morrow (Frlda) I morning to take up the request of the men.\ Subvray Men Mert. A meeting of the subway and elevated employees was held In the Lyceum lost night. More than S.UOO men attended, but In the (perches made by Pltworabl and his amoctHtca llttlu reference wns made to Intcrhorough conditions. All day yesterday, however. Intcrhor ough employees were voting for dele iate to present their grievances to the company. It was ex.ilalned by the com-- 1 pony that about l'l.iiOO employees were eligible to vote, and up to f o'clock fully 7,000 men had cost ballots. The union officials said that their men would have nothing whatcer to do with the ballot ing. At the meeting In the Lyceum Flts- gerald reviewed the difficulties with Hie officials of the New York Hallways Com pany, utner epeeches were made by man who said that unless Mavor Mltehel and Public Service Commissioner Straus made eome move toward conciliation there would be another btrlke on the green car lines within a few days. It la believed that the union loaders are gradually spreading their organlia-Io- n to every transit lino In the city and that they are preparing, In the even: of a deadlock cn the green car lines, to call anotner strike ana extend It to the and subwe.y lines In .Manhattan and to all the lines In llrooklyn. sucn waa mo tuut on last nluht after tho meeting of the union men and the .New iork Hallways officials In tbe morning. As the hour for the meeting, it ocioca, approacneq anotner possl-blllt- y of trouble nmieared because Fits. gerald, Hush Frnyne, oruanlrer of the American Federation of Ilor, and Louis Frldlger, attorney for the union, set out, In accordance with Instructions from the union, to attend it In company with President William Conway of tha local and other members of the carmen's committee. I.ete Unlos) Men Stay. There wan somo objection on the part of Mr. Hedley to the outsiders, but Prealdent Conway Insisted that Flts- gerald, Frldlger and Frayne should be admitted. Mr. Hedley gave In. The re- porter had asked admission to the con- ference and President Conway also had requested their presence, but Mr. Hedley denied that request, agreeing to make puhlla a stenographic report of the con- versation. Within the room the union men found Mnnars. Hedley, Quackenbush und Kce- - gan, Mr. Hedley s asilstant. Mr. Hcdb-- began by Inviting the labor men to take their coats off and \have a little blilit waist party\ with him. He then ex plained that the company had not In ttntlonally overlooked nny part of the agreement. Fltagerald then said: 'The first thing we wish to talk about la the violation on tho company 'h pari In refuting to allow men who turtlclnuted In the trouble to be returned to their I or mar positions.\ \The whole matter nas gone over In detail with Mr. Bhonts and tho board.\ suld Mr. Hedley, \and my Instructions were that any man thut had been nd. Judged guilty by the court of violation of ins law ami sentenced i was nut to take osca in ir.o employ oi tne company Mr. Quackenbush than snoke ud to ih. effect that at tha oonfeienoe with Mayor Mltchel and Chairman Btraus the ques- tion of taking back men who had been adjudged guilty of crime whs dlscuased and those men had expressed the view that those things should not ba made th subject of a apeclfio clause In the agreement, but that a general clause should he Inserted which would ttva the company dlrtctlun and contra) af tha men In matters relating to efficiency. ' \If there Is any lack of agreenunt bout what tha compact really means,\ , said Mr. Quackenbush, \we are perfectly willing, of course, to hava It go back to a conference with tha Mayor and Chairman Btraus.\ \There Isn't anything but what Is clear to us,\ explained Fitzgerald. Hedley's Hands Tied. Mr. Hedley explained he wns simply acting under Instructions from tha board of directors, and hs coutd do nothing. Tnen Mr. Frldlger and Mr. Quackenbush entered Into a discussion regarding the Interpretation of the phrase \without prejudice,\ and the clause regarding efficiency. \I understand,\ said Mr. Quackenbush, \that every man was to be put bark In hit place without prejudice, because of his having left the service, and that the only exceptions would be thct relating to tha maintenance of the efficiency of the sen Ice, and that tha men would not be discharged because of any action tnken prior to the settlement, but, If men had actually, violated the law of the State, had been adjudged In n court of the Ktnte, guilty of a violation of the law, then that was a matter or subject Impairing the efficiency of the service which came fairly within the construc- tion of tha clause which provides that matters relating to the efficiency should r,ot be arbitrated; and tha Mayor pointed out that dispute might arUe whether such a matter related to efficiency and I said that I waa aulte willing to put In a clause to arbitrate whether It was or j not. \What I want to know.\ said Fit, gerald getting down to the point. \Is whether Mr. Hedley has the authority to adjust with us or who had the au- thority, whether It Is tha board of di- rectors or tha president\ \It lies with the president end the board of directors.\ said Mr. Hedley. Mast Meet To-da- y. 'Then,\ said Fltsgerald. \It Is not a question of fourteen men being dis- charged. It la a question of many more things than thla, tha whole agreement. So to be clear, Mr. Hedley, I ask you t srrange for a meeting of the board of directors with us If ws can- not get It at that time we will proceed to tha Mayor and tha chairman of the Publlo Service Commission. I do not wish to hava misunderstanding regard- ing the period of time In which we have requested thts meeting to take place.\ Mr. Hedley said that practically even member of the board was out of town, but ha would try to get In telephone communication with the men and urge them to meet. The meeting then ended, Mr. Quackenbush got In touch with the directors by long distance telephone and later announced that the meeting would ba held this morning. Tli\ discussion yesterday had to do only with the charge of a flagrant viola-tl- o of the agreement. In the mean- time I'resldent Hhonts had been In re- ceipt of n letter from President Con- way of the union, containing twenty-si- x demands for higher wages and bet- ter working conditions for the men on the green car lines. He sent a letter to President Conway, Informing him that Mr. Hedley had been authorised to meet the union committee on Satur- day morning at 11 o'clock. Slaher Auks Delay. Similar demands also had been served on the Third avenue. Maher wrote a letter yesterday asking an adjournment until next Wednesday of a conference on the demands. His request was granted. GIRLS ARE BEATEN BY UNION PICKETS Dressmaker's Employers For- cibly Prevented From En-lerin- jr Madison A v. Shop. Several girls beaten nnd more than hslf the employees of the dress-makln- g ettabllshmer.t of Wolf A Shul-ho- f. 105 Madison avenue, were fur'lhly prevented from going to work yesterday when it strike was culled because .1eei' Wolf refused to compel them to Join the Waist and Dressmakers I'nlon. Pickets leathern! In front of the build- ing, blocking the doorway. Illustrating the rough method\ employed by the pickets, vewrnl of the Rlrls exhibited badly bruised arms and ihnulders. As 'a result of this Intimidation less than half the forv reached the workrooms, When the cmMoycei were riueitlnncil 'by a Sun reporter they all said they did not care to Join the union, but wore per- fectly satisfied with the conditions under which they worked. They confirmed the statement made by Wolf that he did not discriminate ngalnst' union labor ami cave his employee nil the benefits by unl hi shops The strike was called, the employees 'd. nt the tntlgatlon of tho union. There weie only seven union members In the establishment. So far as could be ascertained yesterday neither the union nor any of the girls had submitted nny list ni grievances. Mr. Wolf Issued a statement through his attorney, W. Ilertram Samuels, of II') Hrosdwiiy, In which he sild: I am willing to recognise the union when 51 per rent, of my employees are members of the union. At the present time they hao no grievances nnd tell me they do not wish to Join any union. I tnalie no discrimination agalnut union labor, but I refuse to comptil any of my eni:ce:t to Join a union If It Is against thel- - wl.'hss.\ Althoush Mr. Wolf refused In make any complaint, it was learned that through his counsel he Intended making a formal demand for better pollco pro- - lection. Hamuels said that with adequate police protection all tne girls would work nnd the action of the union would have no effect. BRITISH DENY TRADE SPYING. Mall Censorship Not Meant to Seise Commerce, Kiiitiassy Maya. Washington, Aug. 17. Tho British Kmbaasy made public a state- ment designed to show that the super- vision of malls wns in no sense, used to benefit Hrltlsh trade or apy out evrrets of competitors. The statement says: \A auaplclon appears to have been aroused In the I'nlted Htatr that the Hrltlsh I'cneorshlp of ma IN la being nnd as a meanw of rapturing American trade and American markets by utilizing the trade secrets of neutral nrms and that such Information Is being communicated by officials of his Majeeity'a Government to private persons In the United King- dom with this object. \Any such use of the censorship Is directly contrary to the policy of his Majesty's Government and contrary to their orders. Ills Majesty's Government will be glad to receive at any time thut such an offence has actually occurred.\ GREEK ATTACHE ARRESTED. Italians gelse OMolat Papers and Athens Ordrrs Inqalry. Lonpon, Aug. 17. An Athens despatch to the Kxrhunge Telegraph Company says that an attache of the Greek Lega- tion In Uerlln waa arrested by Italians while on his way to Berlin and illplo-math- .' papers In his possession were con- fiscated. The Greek Minister at Rome, the dea. natch says, has been Instructed to Uka up ma matter with the Italian T 1 travelers should k careful of the water they drink. Ask for r wator It is thesame alt over tho world GERMANS BEATEN IN SIX ASSAULTS Continued from Ftnt Page. war, dwells upon the Improved prospects of the Allies, nnd contends that although the Herman spirit In unbrotten the legend of German invincibility has been dissi- pated forever. \Still we are far from the end,\ he writes. \The Herman armies hold on to their old extended fronts and do not hesitate to waste life without counting It. and still maintain their establish- ments at their full etrerwth. 3,000.000 More Germans. \The Hermans are not noticeably short of men, nor are they likely to be during the real of the year. The class of 191\ lias not been extensively drawn upon for drafts, and the Kilt class stands behind. Ttn-r- arc nleo recovered wounded In large numbers, and the Her- mans' many prisoners and vnst numbers of the populations of the conquered areas have been forced to work, to liberate the Germans who are fit to, fight. \With thesn resources It Is unsafe to count upon less than 2,000,000 men still available for drafts, and each yvar the new clar called to the colons odds 40t.-oo- o cr ROO.ono recruits, Our lliimlan nnd Italian allli have wiped up the floor with the Austrian armies, but the Ger- mans still stand behind them. We must enttrtaln no Illusions that breaking down the German power will not bo still a long, costly and difficult affair.\ HALT MOVE ON TRIESTE. Violent KlKhtln .t for Peaks Still Held Ity Anstrlnn. Home, Aug, 17 Tho Itnllnn advance upon Trieste has halted. The Important peaks, Monte Ban Danlele, Monte San Oabrlele and Monte Ban XIarco, to the north and east of Gorltz are still rftld by the Austrlans. and the Italian line on the lsonzo from Gorlts to Tolmlno, must be straightened out before the ad- vance can continue. The next violent f.ghtlrg Is expected to be In attacks upon these strongly for-tlf'.- mountain peaks. The Italiuna are confident they will full within a few days. Then the advance to Trieste will continue. On the western part of the Carso Vtutcau the Itnllnt.s are fighting fiercely to silence or capture the heavy Austrian gunn which oppose the march to Trieste. Tile emplacements fer these b'g gun are of e teel and concrete, each gun emplace-mei- .t a fort in Itself, In taking one of thess positions by storm on Monday the Itnl.ans offered to let one of the Austrian gun crews sur- render The Autttl-ini- flourished a mandolin In derision, to signify the fpltlict they ofien apply to the Italians, \Just mandolin players.\ The Italian Infantry detachment limited and bayoneted the whole gun crew. BRITAIN TO LIMIT EXPORTS TO SWEDEN Guarantor Against Iteship-men- t Demanded To Tighten Blockade. IiNfio.v, Aug. 17. A proclamation is about to be Issued prohibiting the ex- portation to Pwedn of nil commodities except on presentation to the customs officials of a lliredlsh trade commission guarantee. It is explained that tho Swedish wur trade law of 1910 makes It illegal for a Swedish Importer to furnish nn exporter In the United Kingdom-wit- Informa- tion us to the disposal of goods. The exporter therefore Is often ubllged to admit he H unable to furnish evidence that he has taken reasonable precau- tions to luure that the goods exported by him have In fact reached the dratl-natio- n specified when the goods were shipped, nnd through no fault f bis own, but owing to the operations of the Swedish law he becomes exposed to heavy penalties. Not to Br Iterxiiorted. It has become necessary, therefore, to rnnko nil ovports to Swtden. with u few minor exieptlons, dependent upon the production of n guarantco signed by the Importer nnd sanctioned and registered by the proper department of the Swed- ish Ooirwncnt to the effert that both the goods and their products will not bo reexported. At the Foreign omen It Is hoped that the new me.iMlici with tegird to trade with Sweden may paw tho way to the strengthening of the blockade. The piesent trade agieemen between tho two nations nppllei stilrtly to ex- ports from the I'nlted Klnsdom, and Sweden has declined positively to make any iigncmentH with regatd to InijHirts from other nations. Imports from other nations Into Sweden, however, must still puss through the block'ido, ami In the event Hint Sweden Is not willing to grant additional guarantees, It Is said at the Fouign Office that further meas- ures nuy be ncresfniy. \Ilctnllatory Mrasnrr.\ The Foreign Office officials Mltnltted there was some Justification In tlm view taken by the llngltsh press that tha new measure was to some extent retaliatory, but stated that It was more correct to dercrlb,- - It as legalising ths position of both nations. As foodstuffs, metals and other raw matt rials lire excluded from the Hat covered by the guarantees. It Is esti- mated that only fnm 21 to 25 per cent, of the total exports from Kngland to Hwedan are affected by tha new 'BLAMES BRITISH FOR LILLE EXODUS German Officer Says English Artillery Caused, Removal of tho Civilians. BgftMM (by wireless to Sayvilla), Aug. 17. A German officer who until recently was an In tha Lille dis- trict of northern France has given the Overseas News Agency service an ac- count of his experiences during the \re- moval of tha civilian population from Lille,\ which action has been criticised by the press In hostile countries. \The main reason for sending a part of the clvtllan population from Lille,\ tlm officer says, \was that the town was being furiously shelled by the Hrltlsh, who do not show the regard for French cities that the French artillerymen do, their reckless destruction of French houses and monuments being resented by the French civilians In Lille. \In addition there had been much dif- ficulty In the distribution of food In the congested districts of the city. There- fore civilians from the densely populated worklngmen's quarters wero sent away. My no means all civilians were sent ; only those from tha quarters mentioned. \These civilians were not forced to leave, but were notified by proclama' Hons of free labor awaiting them. The proclamations stated the wages that would be paid and gave the assurance that food would be provided. Members of families wero In no cases separated. All departed on military wagons for their destinations where they were al- lotted to communities after an agree- ment had been reached between the mili- tary commanders and tho French mayors. \In everj town and village the mayors were either those Frenchmen who were found In service upon the arrival of the Germans or, If theso had left, the mayors wero other Fienchmen. \The Journeying civilians were fed by a Bpnnlah-Amerlca- n committee and eventually by the military authorities. They found lodgings prepared for them upon their arrival. They are doing agricultural work together with French furmers and German soldiers. \Nobody has complained regardng the work or of Insufficient food, but on all sides It Is ngreed that the open air lire has had the host of effect upon tho fac- tory hands coming from the crowded city where they were without sufficient sunlight or air. I personally have travelled In the district and knew of only one case of a complaint, this being by n worklngmun who wished to return to the city because he could cam higher wages In the factory there.\ BRITAIN NOT SPECULATING. Aarrlraltnral Mlnlatrr Exonerates .Nation for High Wheat Price. London. Aug, 17. In reference to the recent discussion of th high price of wheat, which has bee.i attributed In some nuarters to specula'lnn here end In Chlnigo. Sir Charles Orlutd, Parlia mentary ruder Secretary to me iiosrn of Agriculture, advances the opinion \peculation In this country has had no great Influence. The subject Is being Investigated by the Government. Sir Charles In reply to a question In Parliament said: 'The Hoard has no reason to think that stocks of whbnt landed or on pas- sage are being unduly held off the mar ket or that the present price or wneai In any material degree Is attributable to speculation In this country. The sub-le- ct of the present and prospctlve sup- - plies of wheat Is receiving close atten tion.\ U BOAT WARFARE ON AGAIN, SAY FRENCH Xpw Cnmpnien Follows Feb- ruary Note to U. S. Al- lies to Retaliate. Paris, Aug. 17. Germany's ruhmarlne .varfarc ngnlnt merchant ships It again In full swing, according to the naval ex pert of the 7ip'. The Temps declares that this new sub marine campaign follows the Herman rote to the I'nlted States of lVbruary 10. In which It was said- \Merchant hlps canylng guns cannot be consld ered ns peaceful ship.\ Accoidtng to the Temps, the Hermans are now acting under this notice. It h.ijs that thiee days ago the Italian ship Plata repulsed with gunfire attacks of an enemy submarine. The article concludes with an em- phatic declaration that a similar course will be followed by other commanders of allied merchant ships, undismayed by \the muider of Capt. l'ljatt.\ Say Whltglft Was Snak. Lonpon. Aug 17. \The Hrltlsh steamer Whltglft, previously reported tnlsalng, 1.1 now- understood to have been torpedoed nnd sunk April !,\ says Lloyd's. \Tho survivor was a Japa- nese,\ 'I he Whltglft sailed from Almerla, Spain, April 12 for the Tyne, and was last reported as leaving Cilbraltar April 13. She was a vesel of 4,397 tons, and was owned 111 lAjndoii. OERMAN-SWIS- S NEGOTIATIONS. Will He Heiumeil To-da- y on El. change of Commodities. Ilcnt.lN (by wireless to Sayvllle), rtUg. 17. The Herman nnd Swiss Uovtrn-men- ts will resume negotiations In regard to tho exchange of com- modities, the conferences ut Paris hav- ing fulled. In June fiermany demanded that the Swiss Huveriiiiitnt permit the exporta tion of cotton and foodstuffs collected by Herman agent, slating that If the deumnds wero not complied with Hcr-man- y would prohibit exportation of coal. Iron and other materials essential for Swiss Industries. Tho Kutente Allies ob. Jci ted to the exportation of certain sup-jiIIc- h to Herinany and the SwKs authori- ties sent representatives to Paris In an effort to compose the difference. CHAMPION SCULLER KILLED. l.lrut. fllnlgaalla of Italian Army Falls on Cor so Plateau. I.ONDON, Aug. 17. Lieut. Giuseppe Slulgnglln of Como, Italy, Ii.ih been killed in the lighting on tha Carso Plateau, saya a Central News despatch from Milan. I.li-ut- , Rlnlgnglla won ths Diamond Sculls at Henley In 1914. GERMAN IRON OUTPUT LARGE. Iluraanla Contracts for 35,000 to HO, (IOO Tons of Halls, n:ni.iN (by wireless to Sayvllle), Aug, 17, The Herman Iron production, ac- cording In the Overens News Agency, was l,l34,noil tons during July, lis ngalnst 1,047,000 tons last year and In 11)14. The Humanlan State Railroads have contracted with the Herman Steel Works Union for from 25,000 to 30,000 tons cf rails, says the same agency, CZAR IN DEADLOCK WITH AUSTRIANS Russians, in Fierce- - 12 Hour Attacks, Fail to Fierce Foe's Line. GERMAN GUNS GIVE AID Fctrograd Adds 7,506 Prison- ers to Total in Car- pathian Drive. London, Aug. 17. Itusslnns and Teu tons ara deadlocked In Gallcla and In the Carpathians. Stubborn fighting la reported In tha latter region, but without decision. The taklnc of many more Austrian prisoners, with much booty, Is announced by ths Ituaslan War Offlco These new raptures are to be added to the figures announced yesterday, which In- cluded S5S.000 prisoners. Gen. Sakha-ro- ff In his most recent operations In the Carpathians took 191 officers, 7.30S men, 29 Iteht field pieces, 17 heavy guns, 70 machine guns, 25 bomb throwers and mors than 14,000 sheila. The Austrian official statement, tele- graphed here from Vienna, aays that the Austrlans withstood Russian attacks of the greatest vigor In massed forma- tion sgalnst the lines of Gen. von Hoehm-Ermol- ll between l'erapllnska and I'lnlskl. The attacks United for twelve hours, but tha Ituenlans could not pone-trat- e the Austrian entanglements ex- cept at Manapoa, whero they got Into the first trenches, but were thrown out by the reserves. German artillery took part In the battle. Aastrlans to Draw Back. A despatch from a correspondent with the Husslan armies on the central front predicts a retirement of the Austrian In ths centre of tha long line from Vllna to I'lnsk because of Ituaslan successes In Gallcla. The despatch follows: \The continued success of Gen. Rrusl-loff- s two powerful movements, which gradually are enveloping Kovel and Lent-ber- have begun to have a marked effect on the situation In the central portion of the front which, except for small Hus slan gains In the lake region south of Iivlnsk, has remained viitually unal- tered since the Ilusslnn fell back last autumn to the line from Dvinsk to the Plnk marshes. \The Austrian line now has receded so far before the repeated thrusts of the Southwestern Husslan forces In south- ern Poland and Gallcla that the Ger- mans are In danger of a flanking moe-me- from the south an 1 the automatic retirement of the forces opposed to the Husslan centre. \Despite the desultory bursts of ac- tivity at various points Husslan officers ay there are mmy Indications that the Germans are prepared to abandon their present line on this part of the front at any moment. Kager for Poland Action. \Tie correspondent made a week's tour along the front comaianded by Gen Alexel Evert from Lnke Naiocx to the region of Ilaranovlchl and found the Husslan poldlers most anxious for nn to advance as soon a the com- mand Is given. The armies commanded by General Kvert are the same which crippled by a shortage of ammunition and aupplles, were foiccd to surrender a large part of Poland n year ago. \Commanders who brought back only broken remnanta of their divisions to the present portions now are In chnrge of splendidly equipped units. Tho men share with their officers the determina- tion to recapture the ground lost In Po- land. \A corps commander who showed to the correspondent a huge supply of am- munition and material ut the disposal of ore part of the force encaged m this section of the front raid. \We have enough ammunition stored away ta take us to Berlin.' \The soldiers seem to ba plentifully supplied with wholesome food and are living under the best sanitary conditions. They arc surrounded by comforts and conveniences comparable to those at a model American summer camp. The spirit and fighting strength of the Hus- slan noldlers appear to be very high and the troops confidently expiict to oc- cupy their original Quarters In western l'oland. \Compared with conditions prevailing a year ago the percentage of disease on this section of the front Is declared to be appreciably lower. Not only has uni versal vaccination and personal cleanli- ness, which aro now Ins'sted upon, re- moved the danger of epidemics, but In dividual cases of a disease of any sort aro said to be rare.\ LONDON SUITS HALT FOR UNITY. Will I'anse Tilt War Ends Mrs. Pankhnrst Assails Asqnlth. Lonpon, Aug. 17. Tho Natlonnt Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, of which Mrs. Kawcett Is president, has resolved to refrain from pressing the nmenilmcnt to the registration bill because of tho national need for unity during the war, The union affirms, however, that thla de- cision In nowise effects Its determination to obtain full rights of cltltrnshlp for womon, which It declares will be more than ever necessary In the reconstruc- tion that will follow the war, Mrs. Pankhnrst fulmlnntcs against Premier Asqulth In the Kuffrngrtte, the party newspaper, and accuses him of using the women's cause to dish the soldiers and sailors out of their votes. \We Indignantly resent the Premier's at- tempt to exploit for his own Political purposes the women's cause, of which he has been nnd Htlll Is the determined oncmy,\ she writes. TEN JAPS KILLED IN CLASH. Chltirsr flfflolnls Illume Nipponese I'rdli'rs for llueoauter, Pukin, Aug. 17. Chinese officials rt the clnsh on August 13 nt Cheng-Chlatu- n between Japanese and Chinese soldiers was caused by the resistance of Japanese armed pcdlers w horn the Chinese endeavored to expel fiom Mongolia to prevent them from selling weapons to Mongolian outlaws. Tho right of Japa- nese troops to enter Mongolia Is denied by the officials. The casualties In the encounter totalled fifty among the Chinese and fif- teen nmntig the Jnp.inese, ten of the Japamse having been killed. H0LLWEO TO FEED EMPIRE. llunilesrn t li KmpiinrM t'huncrllor to Distribute Meut. Itr.RMN, via London, Aug. 17. It Is officially announced that n chang; which has been vnteil by the Hundcsrath In tho proclamation of March 27 concerning the dltrrbu?lin of meat empowers the Irrpi-rla- l Chancellor himself to under- take the distribution, which hitherto hus bien lell to communities. Tho regulation forms the bnals of measures for the distribution and con- sumption of meut fur ths whole empire. GERMANS CLOSE CHILE MINES. Properties Produce Per Cent, of Sulphate of MitKiirsln. Hastiaoo, Chile. Aug. 17. Gcrmm producers In t'hlle of sulphate, of mag- nesia will close their works nt the end of the present month. The mines to bo shut down yield about IS Ver cent, of the total Chilean export of this product. Iliiltrnu to llrsiitnt- - Ocrmi Trips. The sightseeing yri- lit lla'ycon, which . tempo,ir,!y had ill. out lined her short ocean trips, will resumo the service front j the Hnttcry y at 1 so P. M. the Hlack Tom explosion In Jer- sey City tho trips wero abandoned for two wcehs. Ho nib llxpliMlc III Seattle. Fevttik Aug 17. T mbers In Pier P wete blown down and an mljicent I shack was destroyed y xWieri a bomb placed near tho Mreet end of the p'or epto,li'd Tbe pli r Is owned by j the l'.irltic foast Steamship Company ' A n ..MN' 9 mm We keep 'em chasing along! Another revision o prices has just added to the quantity of suits which are now extra-attracti- ve at $20 and $25. Incidentally, many are weights you can wear well into Fall. Rogers peet company Broadway Broadway at 13th St. \The at 34th St. Four Broadway Corners\ Fifth Ave. at Warren at 41st St. Why Suffer From Migraine or Sick Headache? Dr.J. J.Caldwell taystbat thla cured. Ingly distressing disease dots not abort-e- n life, hut does not appear to be cura- ble. Sufferers from this affliction art condemned to undergo the periodical attacks every fewweeka until they nre forty years of age, after which the sttscti aro less frequent, and Anally illsarpeir entirely. Palliative meatures during tli attack are all that It Is possible to iui. geat, whllocare In tha diet la the btn preventive measure. An attack nm often be prevented by taking too arm. knranla tablets when tne nrt symptomi appear, and one anll-ksinn- tablet every two hours during the attack hor. ena It. eases the pa.n and brings ret and quiet. a tablets tuarheoh. talned at all drugtl'ts. Atk tor Tablets. Ttiey quickly ulleve ell I'sin, t .ri- WOMAN MOTORIST KILLS BOY. Hoy. I.rnplna From Truck, Jumps In Front of llrr Car. \Jimmy Connors, 10. of 10 I'ortr-thir- d street. Corona, Queens. Mole a r.dt xcstcrdoy on a brewery truck driven bj John Hlmbcrand of !t0 Third axenut, Manhattan. The truck was on Astoria road, rear Junction avenue. Corona, when the driver looked around und the lojr Jumped off. He leaped into the path (f an automobile onr.ed li .Max of SS St.ito Mrvet, which wan U. n; dr.veti by h. wife. Ilrfure Mr. Itendix could top or turn ! le the .ir struck the lad and ran over him A fractured skull c.ued his death an Ivur later In tho Musiiltu Hospital, llnrxnrd Itril Cross t'nlt !iills. The of the White Star I.'ra xeMcrday carried nway for I.e.n tho third llarvurd Ited Cross \ which will takt; thu place of the ' nrevlim.. lllillH. whrm l.lm. nf n. v v hnvi\ oxplrcd Tho contingent. 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