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. ii""' " -y" '"i"" - '"- - 111 "" ""' ii'i.ni" 'ij"ii" I 1 1 1 i . TTTTTT' r: ' VOL LIXw NO. 322 POPULATION 29,919 . . NORV tiH, CONI ,c Paper, The Bulletin's Circulation in Norwich is Double Thap An9 Its Total Circulation is the Largest in Connecticut in Proportion x to the City's Population. J .1 : : : ; ' ITALIANS ON CREST SAN GABRIELLE OF It Commands the Plain of Gorizia to the South and the Frigido Valley to the East RESULT OF THREE WEEKS OF BITTER FIGHTING Capture is Considered the Greatest Feat of the Italans Thus Far in the War Except Along die Casemates Plateau on the Aisne Front There Has Been No Marked Activity on the Other Fronts Premier Kerensky Has Begun to Re construct the Russian Government, Some of His Former Ministers Having Opposed the Taking of -Drastic Meas ures Against General Korniloff and His Aides. The ill eet of Monte San Gabrielle, commanding tbe plain of Gorizia to the south and southeast and the Fri- rido valley to the east has been cap tured by the Italians after three weeks of the most bitter fighting:, the Italian embassy at Washington ai Bounces. This news of the victory, probably the greatest feat of the Italian arms thus far In the war, precedes me lat est official report from Rome. Fri day's statement from the Italian war office says that on Thursday the fight ing on the entire Austro-Italian front was impeded by heavy rain. The Italian effort to capture San Gabrielle began after taking of Monte Banto directly north, by General Ca dorna'a troops on August 26. Several times the Italians had reached the summit of the great mountain .so im portant to their further progress east of Gorizia as well as on the Caxso, only to be beaten back again. On the slopes of the rugged rock in the past few weeks has occurred some of the heaviest and most sanguinary fighting tf the war, with the Italians hurling themselves forward in desperate at tacks and the Austrians holding to the crest as desperately. San Gabrielle's top was occupied by the Italians, the embassy reports, after the fortified hill or saddle of Dol and the Gargaro basin, the main bulk of San Gabriels, had been taken. The Austria ns, however, still cling to some positions on the mountain. In the forest of Tarnovo, east of Monte an Gabriele. the Italians captured posi tions from the Austrians, after suffer ing heavy losses. Cabled Parage French Minister Requests Explanation, Stockholm, Thursday. Sept. 13. De- layed.) The French minister to Sweden called today at tbe foreign of fice to request an explanation' of the cable despatches sent by the German minister to Argentina through the Swedish . legation. Prominent Britisher Coming to U M London, Sept. 14. It is announced that the next prominent Britisher to pay a visit to the United States will be the Tit. Hon. Sir George Houstoun Reid, former high commissioner for Australia and now member of parlia- ment ' for St. George's, Hanover Square. TO CHECK EXPORT . OF COAL TO CANADA Large Amounts Have Been . Passing Through Great Lakes Ports. Washington, Sept. 14. Continued export of coal to Canada in large amounts through great lakes ports at the expense or the northwestern states will be checked immediately by the fuel administration. Dr. H. A. Garfield, the fuel admin Istrator, today requested the exports administrative board to -permit no more coal to be shipped from the country, except under license restric tions and asked that no licenses be granted unless they are approved byj tuv iuci uuiiiiiii.iii tbijtiii. ium Here tofore, along with other American products, has gone to Canada under blanket licenses issued by collectors 01 customs. "The fuel administration . saM TV Garfield tonight, "does not intend to cut off Canadian exports, but with this supervision It will be . able to equalize the distribution of coal and see that the northwest and Canada both get their fair shares Complaints coming to Dr. Garfield that much of the coal going to the lanes was not reaching the north v. . i .i, , I western states prompted an investiera marked activity on .the other fighting "on which revealed that a great part fronts, ra ii wan reavuin uanaaa. w nue A German attack aeainst French do- -" uwu p'"K a reserve- store sitions on the . Casemates Plateau, - "ual- tnreateneq Paris reports, was repulsed with W1"! a, shortage this winter, which, it heavy losses. Berlin says German ls declared, may force industries to troops penetrated to the second French flose own", Thf lakes J1?11 be Pen una mi nflitori bovaia raiiitM TVi to tramc only a few weeks longer and British artillery fire in Flanders, Ber- ""jess a" ample supply is provided by line reports, has increased to drumfire. I .!PS.' the northwest will suffer. It The political situation in Russia still , " "muwuw io iransporc enougn In beclouded somewhat. The revolt nr I " . nyntciua over- General Korniloff apparently has fail ed dismally but- the former command er-in-chief of the Russian armies has not yet surrendered to the provisional government. General KrymofT com mander of the Korniloff forces Bent taxed by the movement of- war sup pnes as tney are now. In other parts of the ' countrv. the situation, while not so serious as in the northwest, is - giving Dr. Garfield concern. New England states which against Petrograd, committed Suicide S.1 al supply from the West by shooting when informed by Premier I "y water transporta- Kerensky of the probable fate that F'on Iiom ampton ttoaas nave ruft awaited him - I tnus far recelved as much coal as x,- i"w , -k, I usual at this time of the year. ' Seiz- construct the government, some of his ure of coastwise shipping by the -gov. former ministers apparently opposing ernePt h,as made more difficult the the taking of drastic measures against wi"Jj"e u'es states. General Korniloff and his. aides. armiesahParis.hfflat NETHERLANDS MINISTER v HAS BEEN RECALLED. Chevalier Van Rappard Has Here Four Years. Been Washington, Sept. 14. The Nether lands minister to the United States, Chevalier W. L. F. C. Van Rappard, pas bee recalled by his government, fcnd today he called upon Secretary Lansing to announce the fact and to sk if -Mr. van Royen, Who has been aamed to succeed mm, will be ac teptable to the United States. Chevalier Van Rappard. who has been minister here for four years, will be transferred to a European post, possibly to a diplomatic position in his Ei country. He said the matter of transferral had been first broached February, but no decision wits reached until recently. The new-Bain ister, Mr. Van Royen. was formerly secretary of legation here and has had much experience in diplomacy. He Biarried Miss Winthrop of Boston. Chevalier Van Rappard said the failure of his endeavors to obtain Release of foodstuffs for shipment to Mouandejhad nothing whatever to do with his recall, and that his successor, who will not arrive here for a month r two. would take up the negotiations with the aid of the Dutch mission now in this country. FEDERAL AGENTS N G. B. MEANS' APARTMENTS, Tney The coal situation in th . TTnitd States may force a curtailment of ex ports to other countries besides Can ada. At present the government is considering seriously cutting off ' coal that is going to German-owned pub lic utility concerns in South America, which ,the state . department suspects DISPOSED OF WORTHLESS CANCELLED RAILROAD BONDS. Confession of a Former Police Magis trate of Eastwood, N. Y. Chicago. Sept 14. Bugene Tu Flan hi Ban. formerly a police magistrate in Eastwood, N. Y. confessed today to having disposed of more than $100,000 In worthless cancelled railroad bonds in Chicago, according to a statenaScJ bv Assistant State's Attorney Dwight ilcKay. Flanniean s confession fol. lowed the arrest of Tho4ras Tyble, a real estate dealer, and J. C. Nelson and Mrs. S. F. Ward, all of whom are said to have operated with flannlgan. Tyble asserted while in custody that he had been made the victim of worth lees bonds, having purchased some from Flannigan. He declared he acted m good faith. Peter Johnson, who ls Mid to have worked with Falnnigan, was arrested yesterday. BAR SILVER PASSES THE DOLLAR MARK. War CorxJKFons Force Price at New York to $1,005 an Ounce. New Tork, sept. 14. Bar silver, which, due to war conditions, has been lor several months rapidly advancing tn price, today sold at over zi an ounce. It was quoted at $1,005, which ls J. 7-8 Cents over yesterday price. The metal sold a( 47 3-4 cents an vjnc9 ia juvmDer ox 1314. xne &a vance ls due largely to heavy with drawals of gold from circulation to tneet the situation which the war has developed. Production has not been Increased and the supply from- some sources has been curtailed. WATERBURY DEMOCRATS NOMINATE CITY TICKET Mayor Martin Scully Won Hi Third Nomination. Waterbury. Cona, Sept. 14. Mayor Start In Scully tonight won his third nomination as the head of the demo cratic city ticket, getting the delegates from all five wards. The rival candi date for the nomination. State Sena tor John Hurley of the sixteenth- dis trict, aectred 1,400 votes to 2,109 for tayor Scully. The count in the fifth ward win be protested by the Hurley taction. . Found a Complete Telephone I of furnishing much of the monev that Listening Device. I Is being spent for propaganda on the ivortn ana ooutn American continents. New Tork. Sent. 14. Asrents of the I If shipments to these concerns arc department of justice took possession stopped, it is declared the South late today of the apartment of Gaston I American governments will be forced B. Means, companion of Mrs. Maude A. I to take over the utilities, which would King when she met her death at Con- I Put an end in large measure to the cord, N. C. Secrecy was maintained expenditure or their profits for propa as to the reason for federal interven- I Sanaa, tion in the case - and as to the nature of additional papers which were ..-,.,, A Troop Train Was Fired Upon NEAR - MINGO. JUNCTION LAST NIGHT OHIO, 43 Lives Lost With S. S. Minnehaha 4 SOLDIERS WOUNDED The Wounded Men Remained on the Train, Which is Proceeding to Pitta burgh Identity of Troops Withheld. Steubenville. Ohio. Sent. 17. A troon train was nrd upon tonight near Min go Junction, Ohio, according to re ports received here. Four soldiers are said to have been wounded, one se riously. The wounded men remained on the train which is proceeding - to Pittsburgh. information as to the identity of the troops or the destination of the train was withheld by railroad officials be cause of miiltary regulations. it was said that the train was -fired upon, while moving at a "rapid rate through Mingo Junction, but that no stop was made until his citv was reached, the wounded men being cared for by the detachment of medical troops aboard. The information that BIG ATLANTIC TRANSPORT LINER WAS TORPEDOED 110 OF CREW SAVED Condensed Telegrams The removal "of the Belgian civilian population continues. The war department wants 600 chap lains for, the national army going to France. - . . The Minnehaha' Was Returning to New York After Having' Delivered a Large , Cargo of Munitions in England. New Tork, Sept. 14. Confirmation of the destruction by a German sub marine of the big Atlantic transport liner Minnehaha, with, loss of life, was received by the line late today from its offices in England. The cable mes sage said that 43 members of the crew perished and 110 were saved. -Chief Officer Albany, O. A. Mills, purser. Dr. jr. J. . Barrett, surgeon three officersand three engineers were among those who lost their lives Captain Frank Claret, the Minnehaha's commander,, and First Officer Fierce were saved. The cable message did not disclose the date or circumstances of the sink ing. 'Unofficial reports of her loss, which became known Wednesday, said seized. The secret service agents announced. however, that they had found a com- M IN ISTER DECLINED TO COMMENT plete telephone listening device and a I On Disclosure of Swedish Legation in revolver with a supply of cartridges. Ttiese articles were taken to the fed eral building. It was intimated that the documents found had been care fully hidden in the apartment. One unofficial explanation offered for the Mexico. Edgartown. Mass.. Sent. 14. W A v !Ekengren. the Swedish minister tn the united States, declined to comment appearance of . govermem ageSs to the case was the fact that the ramifi cations of the mystery have extended into several states. Another figure who reappeared to- using the Swedish legation in Mexico as well as that in Argentina for the transmission or inlormation to- Berlin. Folke Cronholm, mentioned by the !te department," he said, "was dis- i, -rTt AfTZr, iSfo,- i EtSrfh - mIssed from the service some time ago nnarrrnent tn th criminal " . "l"o lu aiexico . r ------ UVH I an1 TXTSrvo hannana -rs A n-A building at the request of one of Mr. r IC?' ?L?"'V"a So.nn'. .M.n. ti "'yra 6ttuuus rattier tnan ours VTLh ZCZ,"Z atwashington." ' Earlier -in the da Mf. Swann an-L,.1 Ane, e nounced that facts in his possession gj"'v Secretary lJnW C tenieH to sVwvnr o mntiro. fnr I I6suf! . ssecretary lanelng, he in the case of Mrs. King and pTepara- Tnfid-"1 t0 Washln' uonj lor a crime. I .rnC. - ,. , -What we know Justifies us in pre-I "C" .Tr. f"v" Noth CaroUna," Mr. Swann said. '"We SeedlS. SlrmYsSfon ZnfJZ n M iwxH.TO nrn.t,v.n -r I Tieea- IMS permission came and two r ni;. rr,jr(: zza r wees 1 Jlned m7 family here. expect to stay until the first of Octo a crime was made here and several facts which we have discovered, taken togeTuoer. indicate a motive.' This announcement was made after ber. This is the first vacation I have had m which I have dropped abso- th nrlirinal of th , I TOni iy an oueiness or me legation , t", -c-," lfj " C.t "Z I -Heretofore I have had some of the , Tii .,' " business sent me by mail so I could delivered to Mr. Swann by Carl It attend to it personally, but this year t nave ier matters entirely in the Schurz. Gaston Means claims to have i Iv-iS I found thin will amoriB- Mr, TCir, haJPds ? ?aroP Akerhielm, the Possessions' eleve Tvears after her mMov ot the leatlt"- I am out of possessions eleven years ar;er her t h niniretiier -nHth affair. husband's death. Until today it was believed the will was In a safe deposit vault In Chicago. Schurz was a third party to a contract under which Means was to receive $50,000 from Mrs. King it enons to nave ine will probated were successful. MISS FLANAGAN HAS RETURNED TO HARTFORD. One of the Suffragists Jailed for Picketing White House. Hartford. Conn.. Sent 14 M1k Catherine Flanagan of this citv. one of the suffragists Jailed In Washington . , , y , n Jne last tor ffoimr nieket dt tf official voting list, the signatures of MAY BLOCK VOTE ON LICENSE IN MERIDEN Liquor Dealers Claim the Petition Filed is Illegal. Meriden, Conn., Sept 14. The Mer- iden Liquor Dealers' association of this city are contemplating registering objection to a vote on license in the biennial town election. It alleges that the petition filed by the no-license ad vocates on August 51 is illegal. Failure to secure the street addresses of te titioners in conformity with the last non-residents and the appearance of names incorrectly spelled are some of the objections which it is alleged make the petition illegal. tor doing picket duty at the White TTiHI.A .3 u , . u t j, ci.uiii7u Luua.y unoramayea oy her 24 days of confinement and" her uiet of bread and water. She nn ehe still believes In the picket pro gram ana necause tne UonnefftiMTt Woman Suffrage society does nnt oho I OPPOSITION WILL SUPPORT locaT'body? reSiSa " seoretary 010 THE HUNGARIAN PREMlll In All Policies Necessary for the Con- SWEDISH GOVERNMENT "r"' I tinuance of the war. TO REFORM CONDITIONS Tendon, Stept. 14.-Count Tisza has tr-: nn- r i mrarmea trie jiuiiiumn noise tnt n the Foreign Office Decision After I th. onnoaitinn would iirt tw Series of Conferences. I Wekerle in all policies necessary for Itha fOTtiniTSlTi of thA WOT ava . OUKHUOlin, mursaay. Kent 13 Th a 1 f'onrrol TslAwa Knmsitch frnm A-m-A swedlsn government has decided to I dam today. The bringing about of aw steps to rerorm conditions in fhelnesne. he trusted, would be nrrvmntol foreign office. This follows a. nerlna I bv nil means In the eovern-mAnt'o of cabinet meetings, conferences of of- I power, but he considered it served no nclais with the king and concversa- I useful purpose to assert this again and tions with Tra Nelson Morris. the lapain. That was a si en of weakness. American minister, and the entente I he added, while .the central powers in ministers. 'fact were In a position to win throus-h. What Everyone Should Know -Convinced of the far reaching effect , of the daily newspaper and understanding what a thorough and satisfactory means it furnishes for reaching the people, an advertising manager for an automobile concern spent $o0,000 in one day in setting forth the ruerits of his product. He is a strong advocate, of newspaper advertising and concern ing that, advertisement he said: "I'm a firm believer in the -dailies, and I'll stake my reputation on that ad making good. I believe we've supplicated every reader that can be reached through all other medi ums andadded 5,0O0,O06 more to them. No single medium could pos sibly reach more than 2,000,000 , and I know of no other class of 'pub lication that, for the same expenditure, could reach half of the 10, 000,000 we've reached with this ad." . This advertising manager had learned the lesson that many have not and that is that It" ls the paper which has the circulation which is most valuable to the advertiser. That is the service which The Bul letin renders and those who have anything to sell would do well, to re member it. ' The summary of the reading matter in The Bulletin the past week follows: ' ; Bulletin Satgrcfay, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Telegraph Local General "Total Sept. 8. . 140 -174 1293 ' 1607 Sept, 10. , 184 191 .235 " 610 Sept. 11... 132 136 171 439 Sept. 12'.. 144 ' 150 170 464 Sept. 13. . 162 127 210 499 Sept. 14. . 157 -126 227 , 510 ..... 919 904 2306 4129 L - According to a Berlin report, German aviators never Intentionally attacked allied hospitals. The Jersey troops named to go to Ann is ton are delayed owing to the lack of Pullman cars. BRITISH SUCCESS AGAINST U-BOATS Descriptions Eight Encounters in Which Eight Ger . man Submarines Were Sunk The value of" exports in the seven months ended July have reached a to tal of l,007,O65.19O. The war department announced that the national guard units wiU be divided at little as possible. The German Hildesheim 2eitung de clares President Wilson as the "most honest of all enemies." Former Gov. James F. Fielder of Jersey City was named as New Jersey, state food administrator. . The 12th infantry regiments of fed eralized New York-troops will leave their armory for camp today.' A large German airplane was "direct ly hit" in a raid over Zeebrugge. ac- coraing to tne hiritlsh admiralty. Portugal Was declared in a atata nf or siege, according to a telegram at Madrid, due to the general strike. The allied military conference . which was to have been held in Paris this month w,as postponed until October. Viscount Reading. Lord Chief Justice of England, and Secretary McAdoo were -in conference for half an hour. Twenty-four alleged I. W. W. mem bers arrived at Douglas, Ariz., on their way from Columbus, N. M., to Bisbee. The department of agriculture an nounced that the government will not take food supplies held by housewives. More than twice the amount of de stroyers in the United States navy are being" built in - the United States ship yards. " Pour hundred million Red Cross Christmas seals will be made this year to be sold throughuot the United States. COVERS WHOLE GROUND OF ANTI-U BOAT WAR An Auxiliary Cruiser, a Seaplane, Two Armed Merchantmen and a British Submarine Figured in the Engagements-- V Detailed Descriptions of the Eight Battles Are Given, With Convincing Evidence That the Submarines Were Destroyed One Tried to Escape After She Had Given the Surrender Sigmal. t Burglars blew the safe in the post-. office at Avon, near Rochester, N. Y., and escaped with $500. in cash and stamps. The United States employment office at Buffalo issued a call for 2,000 work ers to save the peach crop of western New York. ... Frank van Tassel, a Branch eountv. Mich., farmer, who . shot and V killed Sheriff Ralston, was killed by a posse of farmers. England, France and Italv will train American aviators, due to the tempo rary lack of machines and facilities in this country. . four soldiers were shot was a?iven rail road detectives here by officers in charge of the train. Seven shots were fired according to advices here. Railroad detectives and city police were rushed to the scene of the re ported attack, but were unable to learn anything as to the identity or where about of the persons who fired the' shots. A colony of several hundred foreign ers, the majority of them steel work ers, resides 'near the place where the attack . is said to have occurred. the Minnehaha was sunk a week ago today, .a short distance off the coast of Ireland. She was strnck. it " was fsaid. near the engine room on the starboard side, the explosion killing a numoer or the crew outright. Others were reported to have been drowned in getting away in boats. The Min nehaha was returning to this port after having delivered a huge cargo of munitions in England. KORNILOFF SYMPATHIZERS PLACED UNDER ARREST Staff Headquarters is Besieged by Re bel General. Petrograd, Friday, Sept. 14. (Noon) Mohilev, the staff headquarters, has been -declared by General Korniloff in a state of siege, according to informa tion received here. Orsha Junction, a point eighty miles to the northward, has been occupied by government trops and all officers and soldiers ar riving there bound for the north are being arrested. A request by Korniloff to send pro visions to Mohilev has been refused and an effort by Korniloff to commu nicate by telephone with Moscow has been frustrated. One of Korniloff's staff officers arrested at Orsha said Korniloff daily was expecting the ar rival of General Alexieff for a confer ence. Pskoff is . in the hands of govern ment troops. Reports received from Moscow and Odessa says that many Korniloff sym pathizers had been arrested, includ ing officers of the army and the fleet. Quantities of proclamations relating to the uprising have been seized and destroyed. A 'despatch from Minsk says that forty officers on their way to the front nave been arrested and orders from Korniloff found on them. NO FOUL PLAY IN DEATH OF MRS. DUNNING Investigation of Police Cleared Away All Suspicion. Fall River, Mass., Sept; 14. An In vestigation by the police into the sud den death of Mrs. Dunning, widow of Robert Dunning) an artist. ' cleared away all suspicion of four play- Med ical Examiner Thomas F. Gunning said late today. The investigation was be gun after Jessie Malcolm, a maid em ployed hy Dr. Leroy C. Hill, Mrs. Dunning:s sister, reported that she had been awakened by the strong odor of gas and had found Dr. Hill uncon scious in a gas-filled room adjoining her office, while Mrs. Dunning lay dead upstairs. , Dr. Hill had tried to light a gas heater in her own room. Something went wrong with the heater and the physician was overcome. The gas. however, did not penetrate to Mrs. Dunming's room.. Her death was due to natural causes the medical examiner said, t Exports of American tin plate in the ! fiscal year totaled 621,44,330 pounds, 1 STEEL ROLLERS EAFifNG ABOUT $10,000 A YEAR. Several Workingmen in Youngstown Paid at Rata of S800 a Month. Youngstown, O., Sept. 14. Several rollers in steel mills here are earning as much as $800 a month or at a rate of approximately $10,000 a year as a result of increases granted in a recent agreement with Amalgamated associa tion workers, according to managers of the plants. Heaters, roughers and other skilled workers are able to make $12 to $1'5 daily. The new wage scale is based on the selling price of steel. This has almost doubled the wages given for some classes of work, manufacturers' say. LOSSES OF NORWAY'S . COMMERCIAL. FLEET Mora Than One-Third Has Been De stroyed by Germany. Philadelphia. Sept. 14. More than one-third of Norway's commercial fleet has been destroyed by Germany and present prospects Indicate that if the present situation continues long the remainder will be sent to the bottom. according to Dr. Pridtjof Nelsqn of tEe Norwegian mission now in this coun try.' He was one of the principal speakers at tonight's seseWon of the national conference on the world's supply being held here under tfie au spices of the American Academy of lolitical ana Social Science. OBITUARY. "! '- Rev. David W. Hearn. Newton. Mass- Sept. 14. Rev. David W. Hearn, president of St. Francis Xavier college. New York, from 1900 to 1907, died here today alter a years illness He was born In Boston, studied at Boston college and late rwas its vice president. He was vice president of St. Francis Xavier college two years before being named president. . Waiter F. Medding. Maiden, Mass., Sept. 14. Walter T. Medding. for 37 years paymaster at the local plant of the Boston Rubber Shoe company, died at his home early todav. In 1915 Mr. Medding was grand commander of the KassaclKT setts and Rhode Island grand com mandery. Knights Templar, and held membership in a number of fraternal orders. He was 04 years old. Sam Cates, a. negro, charged with having annoyed a white girl in Ens- land, Ark., was taken from a sheriff and shot to death. ; The average freight rate per ton per mile received by the railways of the United States in 1916 was 7.16' mills, the lowest on record. President Wilson is expected- to an nounce the appointment of the collector of the port of New 1 oik, to succeed Dudley Field Malone. Secretary Lansing received the spe cial Guatemalan mission which is Washington to discuss growing out of the war. in questions Negotiations to provide a credit of $75,000,000 for imperial government purchases of meats, bacons, etc., in Canada are now in progress. , Spanish naval officers,' under the new agreement between England, France and Germany, will control the hospital ships at Toulon, France. Bruce Smith,' a Chicago banker, was named as manager or the central di vision of the Red Cross in place of A. H. Sprague, Jr., who resigned to enter the army. Lieut. Walter Hoehndorf was acci dentally killed on the western front, He was Germany's best aviator, after Boelke and Immelmann, both of whom were killed. ; At a meeting of the "four lodges of machinists at .Bridgeport last evening, a committee was instructed, upon vote, to meet Monday night to set a date for the general strike. - " . After cutting all the- wire leading from Sullivan. M. So .roues souxneast of St. Louis,' four auto ;bandits locked up the town marshal while they robbed the bank and postofnee,. The Austro-Hungarian. war offiee announced that the Italian losses on the Isonzo battle front in-, the latest battle totaled 230,000 xvn, Including 20,000 prisoners captured. Root Heada Nat. Security League. New York, Sept. 14. Elihu Root has accepted the honorary presidency of the National . Security League, suc cedinsr the late Joseph; H. Choate, it was announced here tonight. British corporations which have loaned $110,000,000 on southern cotton and farmlands ars asking for payment. which may embarrass farmers uHie they can transfer their loans. An invitation to congress to send a delegation to visit - England and toe British fighting forces on the front was received by Vice President Mar shall from Lord Chancellor Finlay and J. W. Lowther, speaker of the house of commons. I - PATRIOTIC RALLY BY NAT. SECURITY LEAGUE. Elihu Root and ; Samuel Gompers Among the Speakers. Chicago, Sept. 14. Treason to America in the war was defined by Elihu Root and labor was pledged by Samuel Gompers to figTit until world terrorism had been overthrown at a patriotic rally held here tonight by the National Security league for" the announced purpose , of vindicating Chicago of alleged intimations of un "The men wno are epeaKlng and writing and printing arguments against the war and against every thing that is being done to carry on the war are rendering more effective service to Germany than they ever could render in the field with arms In their hands,"- declared the former sec- i retary of state amid cheers. - London, Sept. 14. Stories of some recent successes of the British navv against German submarines were given to-the public tonis-ht in a spriea hrlof descriptions of eight encounters in which eight, and possibly nine, U-boats were accounted for. These eight sea battle pictures were selected so as to cover virtually the whole ground of anti-submarine activities. In one case there was a battle be tween an auxiliary cruiser and a sub marine, in another an engagement be tween a seaplane and a submarine, then a battle between two submarines in which the British submarine cap tain proved himself the better man, and finally two tales fit successes of armed merchantmen against the enemy. First Shot Hit Two Periscopes. First: "From one of our auxiliary mival forces a torpedo was seen ap proaching on the starboard beam. It jumped out of the water when a hun dred yards off and struck the engine room nooaing several compartments. "Soon after a periscope was observed just before the port beam. It turned towards the ship but quickly disap peared. Again it appeared and was followed this time by the conning tower. Fire waa opened find the first shot hit the base of the conning tower and removed - the two periscopes. Many other hits were obtained and the submarine quickly assumed a list to port and several men came out of the hatch. Jtea Two Survivors Pickod Up. The U-boat wallowed along for a space with the stern almost submerged and oil squirting from its side and the Srew came on deck and waved their hands. At this sign of surrender 'Cease firing' was ordered, whereupon the enemy -started to make off at a fair speed, hoping to disappear in the midst. Fire again was opened, a loud explosion took place forward and ia falling over on - hCs side, the enemy sank, the last thing seen being his sharp bow, end up. . Two , survivors were picked up. Dropped Explosive. Second: "One of our small craft sighted .an enemy . submarine at a dis tance of 10,000 yards. She maintained her course and five minutes later the enemy stopped and ben proceeded towards her.' Suddenly he submerged and. shortly aftes, a periscope appear ed close on the starboard bow for a few seconds and then disappeared. The helm was ported and when over the place where the periscope was seen an explosive charged was dropped. "The ship circled and dropped an other charge. The explosion of this charge was followed after two or three seconds by another much more violent explosion. The water became black over a large area and a considerable quantity of thick oil and flotsam came to the surface." Encounter Between Submarines. Third: "One of our submarines starboard bow and dived, but after see. ing him through a periscope for a few minutes lost sight o him. Our boat came to the surface again and later saw the enemy on the- starboard beam two or three miles away. "Our boat dived to attack, but the enemy altered his course and agaiil wan lost to view. Our course was al tered in the hope of cutting him oft ' and, eventually, he again was detected Win the port bow. Our course was again altered and whe na favorable position was obtained a torpedo was fired. A few seconds later the enemy was seen with his stern out of water, smdke hanging around it and the conning tower half submerged. -A min ute or two later he disappeared." Seaplane Attacked U-Boat. Fourth: "A seaplane proceeded ta attack a nenemy submarine which ah observed manouvering into position to fire a torpedo at a passing merchanl ship. Before the seaplane arrived ovur the submarine the latter nub. merged, but three bombs were dropped on the position where he diippeared, Five minutes later a large upheaval was notieed where the bomb waa dropped. "This could be best compared to, a hugre bubble rising some distance above the level of the sea andrdietinetly vis ible for a minute or more. There was no further sign of the submarine." Oil and Bubbles Came to Surface. FiftU: "A patrol noticed a waka with a considerable amount of foam traveling parallel with her course a short distance away. She crossed the wake and dropped an explosive charge over it. Almost immediately a second charge was dropped and after it had exjploded another explosion took place. Oil and bubbles came to the surface . and on this spot a further c-harge was exploded. "Two more patrol craft arrived on the scene and discharged charges. Oil was still rising after an interval of twelve hours." Sighted Enemy Submarine. Sixth: "One of our naval forces, hearing gunfire, steered for the po sition 'and soon sighted an enemy submarine on her bow. Fire was open ed and a hit was obtained. A. large explosion resulted but its effects quickly disappeared, to reveal no sign of the enemy." Seventh: "Two submarines attacked a defensively armed merchant vessel. The first submarine fired a torpedo at close range, which missed, and the ship sank her by gunfire. The second submarine then attacked the ship by gunfire, but was damaged and driven off." Eighth: "A defensively .armed mer chant vessel encountered a submarine which endeavored to attack at close range. The ship opened fire, hittinf the submarine twice and causing it to disappear vertically. The sea appear ed to boil for a considerable time af- sighted an enemy submarine on the ter.' PREMIER KERENSKY IN A DIFFICULT POSITION Situation Complicated by Attitude of Petrograd Deputies. Petrograd. Sept. 14. 5.50 p. m. The cabinet crisis continued all day. The evening newspapers assert that Premier -Kerensky is in a? very difficult nosition and that his resignation is not excluded from the possibility. The situation is complicated by the attitude of the Petrograd council of deputies in which, at last night's meet ing, the Bolshevikis for the first time gained as overwhelming majority of 279 against 150 in favor of the extreme radical position, which declares that not only the social democrats but all the renresentatives of property owned classes must be excluded from power. This troerramme also demanded an Immediate declaration of a democratic republic, the abolition of private prop erty, working class control over pro duction, confiscation of war profits, th '-merciless taxation of capital, an. immediate invitation to the warring states tp conclue peace," etc. FIVE TAGEBLATT OFFICERS UNDER $10,000 BAIL EACH To Await Action of the Grand Jury on Espionage Charge. c!tadelplla, Sept. 14. Five of the aix officers of the Philadelphia Tage- blat . arrested in a government raiu ,, Monday on the newspaper plant. held under $10,000 bail each by a Unitet' States commissioner today to await fhe action of the graafl Jury on charger' of violating the espionage act. Wal(?ettar .Alfredo of the editorial staff was d nv',nsj'?e1, -ii witnesses have been orrl'"1" to a-PPear before the grand larV- Tne evidence Drougnt out todav aW?11 other charges, tended to iw' that! the paper misquoted and Vifews for the alleged purpose of favoring German cause. GENERAL V KORNILOFF HH8 NOT SURRENDERED Some of tha rstriKing Dattanons re Still Firrtn" wlour twot,. c-Pt -14, 3 p. m."1 The Associated Pres-5 '9f"a"y,, '"ftorm: ed that Oweral J1 Hi surrendered. fiti V-ljf"! u- .u-t-.-vkbur battalions an" , rv.i number of detach- ments of Tekke rtCurTOmana.. . DENIAL BY GERMAN MINISTER TO MEXICO That He Ever Recommended Anyone for a Decoration. Mexico City, Sept. 14. From state ments made this evening by men In high official circles, made after tlyy read the statement by Secertary of State Lansing of relations between Henrich con Bckhardt, the German minister to Mexico, and Folke Cron holm, former Swedish charge d'affaires at fife Mexico capital, the conclusion seemed to have been reached that it was not the Mexican government s business to take action in the matter. Thin viw was voiced bv Luis Ca brera, former minister of finance and a leader in congress, wno wra no um not think it was necessary for Mexlro to take official cognizance of the mat ter by action or declaration. Senor Cabrera said he tnougnt it improbable that any action or an nouncement from the foreign office or the executive would be forthcoming. Herr von Eckhardt today denied himself to all visitors. He has made . no statement beyond his declaration vt last night that the matter did not in terest him and that he had never rec- . ommended anyone for a decoration. M. Cronholm is in hiding, but it believed to be in the city. STATE CONVENTION YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHRISTIAN UNION Opened at Danbury Tendered a Ban quet by Local Union. Danbury, Conn.. Sept. 14. The twen tieth annual state convention of the Young People's Christian Union of the ' Universaiist church opened heife to day. The delegates were welcomed in an address by Miss Bessi Pierce, president of fciip local union. Responsa was made by Frank W. Rogers of New Haven, the state president. The afternoon session consisted of devo tional services led by Joseph S. G. Bol ton of New Haven and the reading of a paper on "Disinterested Service," by the Rev. T. H. Saunders of Meri den. Tonight the delegates were tend ered a banquet by the local union. President Frank W. Rogers was toast master and the chief speaker was Miss Catherine Yerrington. of Arlington, Ma:., a member of the national board. Business sessions will be held tomor row. - Since the breaking off of diplomatio relations with Germany only 100 ' Americans are left in that country. Berlin holds half ibis total. - V. -. i " - -, . -', - v v ' v a 1 iwil.