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POPULATION 29,919 NORWICH, CONN., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1917 TEN PAGES 70 COLS. PRICE TWO CENTS The Bulletin's Circulation in Norwich is Double That of Any Other Paper, And Its Total' Circulation" is the Largest in Connecticut in Proportion to the City's Population. HARTFORD ARREST Mrs. Annie R. Hale of New Whitehead of Hartford RIOTOUS SCENES AT MEETING IN SOCIALIST HALL Police Action Was Taken After Mrs. Hale Had Criticized the President and the War When the Speaker Was - Excited Rush by the Audience for he Platform, Chairs Being Overturned in the Dash Toward the Speaker Po lice and Federal Agents' at Once Cleared the Hall. Hartford, Conn- Sept. 16. Riotous scenes marked a meeting: at Socialist Hall here today of the Hartford branch of the People's Council of America for rDemocracy and Peace, culminating in - the arrest of the speaker, Mrs. Annie It Hale of New York, the chairman Alfred E. Whitehead, of this city, anfl ." th abrupt , ending: of the meeting by the police. o serious irouDie oc ' eurred but at one time when the au- i thorities stepped in L clash seemed imminent. Police action was taken , after Mrs. Hale had criticized the . resident and the war. condemned ' conscription and declared that the ; United States had no right to go . abroad to fight Germany because of a, belief that "fifty years hence," Ger , -, mny might make war on this coun ,' try- A Scene of Confusion. Long; before Chairman Whitehead - opened the meeting- the hall was crowded, many apparently being: drawn to it by the agitation of, the past week seeking to forbid it. Fre quent cheers and some hisses greejjsa the speaker during the part of her speech that she was permitted to de liver. When she was ordered to stop, there was an excited rush by the au--. dience for the platform, chairs being " overturned and benches thrust aside in the dash toward the' speaker, while cheering, yelling and hissing added to " the direction. One man advanced ' down the hall shaking his fist at the j speaker, declaring that she had m '. suited the president. For a few mo ments the situation looked serious but ' the police and federal agents working , together kept the . situation well in ' hand and at once cleared the hall. Held in $500 Bonds Each. ' As soon as this was done, Mrs. Hale and Whitehead, who had been arrested, were taken to police head ., quarters, where they were charged . with breach of the peace and held . for a hearing in $500 bonds each.- As : they left the hall more cheers and ' hisses greeted them, and a large crowd followed them to the police station, but there was no disturbance and the demonstration apparently ended. Police action was taken after conference between federal agents and local officers at the meeting. Later it was said, that the matter had been turned over to the city authorities and it was not expected that a federal charge would be made. Right to "Admonish" the President. The meeting -had been announced as in commemoration of the 130th anni versary of the drawing up of the con stitution of the United States. . In the course of her address Mrs. Hale said, she felt she had a right to "ad monish" the president out of the Scriptures, because she had worked for his election. Now she did not know whether to apologize for having done so or to be proud of him. One of the best things he had ever said, in her opinion, was his remark about being "too proud to fight." She said she clamed her constitutional right to ' criticize the president and that be- cause she was his persoaal friend she could say what she pleased. She criticized the president for "turning away from the peace vote of the reich 6tag," which she said represented the German people, adding that had this government received this vote as it should, the world would now be very near peace. The president, she said, had not answered any peace proposals until one -had been made by "the great est . of all spiritual autocrats in Christendom the pope." War Stupid and Sinful. "War," she declared, "is vborn of cowardice and . based on craven imag inings. An individual is made 1o kill another individual with whom he has no quarrel in a conflict brought about by the trader behind the lines. It is stupid and shameful and it is time for the world to make common cause to end this travesty. It is about time Mr fhe people to tell their rulers to stand side and that they themselves will mate tne world sale xor democracy Government must have a re-birth." Said-Kaiser Feared Attack. Referring to Germany, she said that "the kaiser was frightened of being attacked when he went into Belgiuro, but that does not Justify this country in going over to fight Germany be cause of a belief that fifty years hence Germany may make war on this country." Germany, she asserted, is not trv ing to Germanize the world, and said that although Germany had France absolutely beaten in 1870 yet that country has continued to live its life and prosper. At this point the police took a hand. Earlier there had been a conference oetween them and the federal agents, but it was explained later that at that im it was decided "for the sake of ?vdence" to permit the speaker to o't'nue for a while longer. An of 3c:al stenographer took the speech for :h authorities. Outburst from the Audience. The order to stop the meeting was he sifcna! for the outburst from the dience, which surged toward the Zatform wtiile Chairman Whitehead l -ily endeavored to make himself f rd above the tumult, urging every ne to keep calm and cool. The of .cers thrust themselves into the Jam .nd while one or two took positions sside the speaker and chairman, the POLICE PACIFISTS York and Mrs. Alfred E. Held in $500 Bonds Each and Condemned Conscription- Ordered to Stop There Was an others plunged into the work of clear ing the hall, which they accomplished in short order. Two soldiers and a couple of United States sailors were in the hall but took no part in the disturbance. At police headquarters it is under stood Mrs. Hale was subjected tor close questioning. Carried a Huge Red Flag. Before the meeting William E. O'Brien, a member of -the Hartford branch, carried a, huge red flag into the hall which he placed on the wall beside the American flag already in place. It was allowed to remain and still draped its folds over the wall after the doors had been closed. Professor Henry W. L. Dana of Columbia- University was to have spoken at the meeting also. When the meeting was announced a week ago the city authorities and trovernor Holcomb were asked to rre vent it. xne governor is said to have expressed the opinion that no meet ing, should be held if it gave occasion ior criticism or tne government or president, but said he would leave the matter with the city authorities. Act ing .Mayor Walter B. Schutz did not issue an order forbidding the gather ing but made it known that any action or speech- derogatory to the govern ment would cause it to be stotvoed. Chairman Whitehead announced last night that nothing of that character was contemplated. Bail Furnished. Late tonight bail for Wr. White head was furnished hiv Abraham Ber man and for Mrs. Hale by Maurice Tucker. Neither would make a state ment after their release rom the lock up. SUBPOENA SERVED ON GASTON MEANS To Appear at Coroner's Rehearing on Death of Mrs. Maude A. King. Concorn, N. C, Sept. 16. Subpoenas have been served on Gaston Means and a number of others, summoning them to appear "September 24th. as witnesses m the coroners rehearing in connec tion with the mysterious death near nere on August 29 of Mrs. Maude A. King. Among those, subpoenaed are Mrs. Mazie C. Melvin, sister of the dead woman, and all the members of th automobile party with Mrs. King on the evening she was fatally shot, com posed besides Gaston Means, of W. S. Bingham, now at Richfield, N. C: Afton Means, brother of the former manager of Mrs. King's affairs, and Ernest Eury. the neirro ch Charles S. Dry, a farmer livinfc near the scene of the killing, and his wife, also have been summoned. NEW WAGE SCHEDULES FOR NAVY YARDS AND ARSENALS To Become Effective as Soon as New Payrolls Can bs Prepared. Washington. Sent. 16. TlnmnWinr. of new wage schedules for nil yards and arsenals was announced to day by the special Joint war-navy-labor committee. The revision, which becomes effective as soon as new pay rolls can be prepared, is said to make an average increase in ma-rim,, rates of nearly ten per cent much greater advances in the scale for the lowest grades of skilled la bor. . The committee examined local nfei and was guided to a great extent by the aim to make the rates as nearly uniform In all sections of the coun try as circumstances would allow. GERMAN SOCIETIES TO AID LIBERTY LOAN Affiliate Themselves With the Foreign Language Association. New Tork. Sent. 16. Twnw-w German, one; Austrian and one Turk ish societies affiliated themselves -nrih the Foreign Language Organization, of the Liberty Loan committee of tv end federal reserve district at a meet ing here today. The committee will conduct a campaign for the sale of liberty bonds in the district which in cludes all of New Tork state and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. OBITUARY. William F. Stone. Baltimore. Md.. Sent 16 OTcu.. F. Stone, for seventeen years collec tor of the port of Baltimore and ser-geant-at-arms of the last thiwa publican national conventions, died here today following a surgical opera tion. Mr. Stone was a native of Marv. land and in his sixty-second year. At republican conventions Mr. Stone made a record for efficiency. He had been re-elected for a fourth term an unusual honor. Soon after he left public offlc no made a connection with the Western National bank and at the time of his death was a vice president of that in stitution. Mr. Stone was well known to all the national leaders of the ro pulican party and was a close friend of many of them. " 1 cabiedParagraphs Central Powers' Reply Com Rome, Saturday, Sept. 15. T! ply of the central powers to the proposal of Pope Benedict is exp within five or six days, accordin; information obtained today at the Vat ican. . ' Unknown in Berlin, of Course. London, - Sept. 16. A semi-official Berlin message received at Amster dam says a despatch to neuter's Lim ited, reads: "An alleged report by th German minister to Mexico concern mg the Swedish charge d'- affaires published by the American state de partment, is unknown in Berlin offl cial quarters. TO CO-ORDINATE THE ACTIVITIES OF RAILROADS A Committee Has Been Formed by Committee Has Been Formed the Railroad War Board. New Tork, Sept. 16. Announcement was made today by the railroad wa board that a committee had been formed to co-ordinate the activities of the railroads, the war department, the shipping board, the- food administra tion and the war commissions of Great Britain and of other foreign governments that come to the United States to purchase supplies for the allies. The purpose of the new com mittee is to prevent congestion o traffic at American seaports and to minimize the danger of export traffic oeing plied upon seaport lines. The committee will be known as the co-ordinating committee on exporta tion. Itiwill embrace a representative of each of the organizations named above. Charles M. Shaeffer, chairman of the commission on' car service, has Deen mane cnairman of the co-ordi nating committee,, the other members of which, thus far chosen, are E. Lev el, chairman of the traffic executive board of the allied governments: J. G Rogers, general agent of the Ameri can Railway Association military headquarters: R. B. Stevens, commis sioner, or D. L. Ewing, director of traffic, united States shipping board Colonel Chauncey B. Baker, embark ation section. United States army; C. ts. euxton, united states food ad ministration, and D. W; Cooke, Red Cross war board. It is probable that representatives of the American naw and the British admiralty also will become members of the committee STATEMENT BY FOREIGN MINISTER OF ARGENTINA Says Expulsion of Count Luxburg Has Not Closed the Incident. Buenos Aires. Sept. 16. Foreien Minister Pueyrredon informed the As sociated Pressoday that he is satis fied that the expulsion of Count Lux burg, the German minister to Argen tina, has not closed the incident growing out of the telegrams the min ister sent to Berlin through the Swed ish legation here. The minister said he would not grant the request of the senate to explain the situation at se cret session tomorrow, as the Kovrn ment thinks it would be imprudent to discuss tne -matter as it now stands. The minister explained also that he discussed the recent German negotia lions . at a supposedly secret session of the senate and that Count Luxburg cauiea nis remarks to Berlin a few days later. Minister Pueyrredon declared that the Argentine government intends to act energetically, but not preciDtatelv. upholding the honor of the republic and to ciose tne present incident favorshlv The Argentine government has sent cablegrams to Dr. Luis B. Molina, the minister at uerun. concerning the ne gotiations but no official response has yet been received. The foreign min ister believes the delay is due to dif ficulties of transmission. Argentine nas receivett no request from Ger many for a safe conduct for Count TRIAL OF GENERAL SOUKHOMLINOFF DELAYED Soldiers Broke Windows Because Trial Was Being Prolonged. Petrograd, Sept. .16. The trial of General Soukhomlinoff, the former war minister, for treason was interrupted today by the breaking of windows in the courtroom, followed by the ap pearance of delegations from three companies of a regimens which was waiting outside. The delegation de clared that the Soukhomlinoff case was tne. simplest or issjf-s and that it was plain the court was deliberately pro longing the trial. It demanded that the defendants (who include Souk homlinoff's wife) should be handed over to the regiment which would set- tie tne case forthwith. The demand was refused, whereupon the delegates demanded that the defendants be placed on a strict prison regime and aepnvea or ai comiorts. The court decided to transfer Souk homlinoff from the hotel where he has been confined to the Fortress of St. feter and St. Paul. PRESIDENT WILSON HAS RETURNED TO WASHINGTON He and Mrs. Wilson Were Given Hearty Greeting. Washington, Sept. 16. President Wilson returned to Washineton frnm New York by train tonight, ending tie longesr stay away iron nis desk since last fall when Germany was ohserviner her submarine pledges. He and Mrs. Wilson were given a hearty greeting . ' . . o ... u,,, OI.CLL1U11. mere had been no announcement concerning the president's movements since yesterday and in view of uncon firmed reports of submarines off the coast the possibility that he might re turn on the yacht Mayflower was dis cussed by the public here with no lit tle apprehension. It was even su,r gested that a wireless message from a spy telling or the president's cruise on the Mayflower might have reached a U-boat in the Atlantic and brought here in to the coast in search of big ger game than merchant ships. SWITCHMEN AT KANSAS CITY RETURN TO WORK With Thsy 8truek in Sympathy Freight Handlers. Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 16. Switch men of three railroads here who struck yesterday in connection with the strike of local freight handlers and checkers, late tonight returned to work following conferences with John Ban non of St. Louis, vice president of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. It was announce there would be no general strike of switchmen in con nection wtyh the freight workers strike. Switchmen of sixteen railroads here have been unofficially invited to participate in the walkout. 24JIflilDrike at IfSorrTancisco Today MEMBERS OF SAN FRANCISCO TRADES COUNCIL - FOR A WAGE INCREASE Men Are Employed Mainly on Gov . ernment Shipbuilding Unable to Ar rive at a Satisfactory Settlement of the Issue. San Francisco, Calif., Sept. 16. Twenty-four thousand members of the San Francisco Iron Trades Council, employed mainly on government ship building contracts, it was announced tonight, will strike tomorrow for an increase in wages. The strike call re sulted from the failure of a series of conferences today between the lead ers of the workmen and the representa tives or the employers to arrive at a satisfactory, settlement of the issue. A final attempt to prevent the strike was made at a meeting proposed by ?rf, ,-Aklrln' epresentln8: tlWs federal shipping board. Mr. Ackerson suggested that a set tlement might . be arranged through conferences with government officials conducting similar negotiations with the Seattle shipbuilding strike and that the strike' be postponed pending the outcome of these conferences. . Postponement Impossible. R. W. Burton, president of the iron trades council, said a postponement of the ordered walkout was lrnpossi ble Announced plans for the strike call upon all men ,t oreport for work as usual and at nine o'clock to walk out if no agreement nas oeen reacnea. otttn siaes saia tonignt tne promulgation or a new agreement was impossible be fore that time. The working agreement of unions affiliated with the Iron Trades Council expired last night. The men demand a minimum, i-age of $S a day, an ad vance or nrty per cent. JAPANESE MISSION AT NEWPORT SUNDAY Did Homage at the Grave of Commo dore Matthew Galbraith Perry. Newport, R. I., Sept., Sept. 16. The Japanese mission 10 me unura owirai0f state have been entrusted to M, came nere toaay to ao nomage at tne grave or commodore juattnew al- craith Perry, who opened the door of the island empire to the influences of western civilization sixty years ago. ine mission, neaueu i, v -v inuuiii J.S1U1, entercu I rits lciuclci y uinjugu a. lane of apprentice seamen and naval reserves at ' present arms, while a band from the training station play ed the Japanese national hymn. A great crowd of sailors, soldiers and civilians bared their heads in silence as Viscount Ishii stepped forth and placed on the tomb of the commo- rlnrf a. larere wreath made nn in the tui""1 . oM.pa.ij, -" unco ouu i e Biiuiuiao. Retiring a tew paces tne ViSCOUnt i ji a ji i i . - ai . uuweu jM-uiuunui.y uciuie mw iuiiiu atria rcsumeu iijs fjieitje 111 i boiiii-cii - lie ioi nicu uy uiner meuiucrB um mission and naval officers. One by one each member of the mission step- ped forward, silently and bowed lowltMn,h,n th nonnnA Hav nut aVmrtiv , - t, A , , 1 uciuic mc sKivc. .o vjjc imi arter 11 a. m. The wake of the torpedo paid his tribute. Bishop James Delw- ahsc-rvcA Tvo- lnnVnnti nnrl nn )m. Wolf Perry, of the Episcopal diocese or nnoae isiana, oixerea a Drier, pray- i the steamer was ordered by the cap er. Then the entire assembly stood I tain. The torpedo when about 100 at attention wnne tne Dana once more played the Japanese national anthem and the 6tar tepangiea Banner. The ceremony was simple and im-1 pressive. rne oniy aoaress was oy Bishop erry. it was given wnen tne mission had filed by the spot where the commodore Iie3 buried. ARGENTINA SHUTS OFF GERMAN WIRELESS MESSAGES Has Withwrawn Permission 'Granted to a German Wireless Company. Buenos Aires, Sept. 16. The gov ernment has withdrawn permission granted to a German wireless company to attempt to receive wireless mes sages from the German station at Na tion. TTio GArman wIreieRn mtrtrlm con-1 sieHntr lnre-elv nf -mesaa coo. -frnm th semi-official Overseas News Agency, which was sent to this country through the Sayville station before the entrance of the United States into the war, is distributed from Nauen. It I has been reported on several occa-1 sions since the United States and Ger- I mflnv js-irerfi i-Ala.tinTin that Infnrma. I tion was being- sent to Germany by I wireless from South America. STABBING AT FAMILY , PARTY IN MERIDEN One of the Worst Cases Ever Brought to the Attention of the police. Meriden, Conn., Sept. 16. One of the worst cases of a victim of stab bing ever brought into the local po lice station occupied the attention of police and hospital at 2 o'clock this morning. George Papallo, the victim. was stabbed with a dangerous weapon in the ' scalp, his left ear was pierced. the back of hi3 neck, his breast and back were all badly cut. He suffered terribly from loss of blood but late today the attending physician said he believed the man would recover. Joseph Charo, Tony Montolona of this city and JJotninicK rxAgostino of New York city were all arrested on the charge of assault with intent to kill Papallo. The fight occurred at a family party at midnight aSturday. PRESIDENT'S DECISION ON SHIPPING THIS WEEK Whether Navy Department or Ship ping Board Shall Operate Mer chant Ships. Washington, Sept. 16. President Wilson will dcide, probably this week. whether the navy department or the shipping board shall operate merchant ships built or commandeered by - the board and used in carrying supplies to American troops in France. The navy department desires to operate and man the vessels, but members ' of the shipping board are just as firm in their I stand that both should be left to the I board. . -. - ; Russia Has Been Made a Republic PROCLAMATION ISSUED BY PRO- I VISIONAL GOVERNMENT V DATED SEPTEMBER 14TH Proclamation Declares That General Korniloff's Rebellion, Which Has Been Quelled, Threatened the of the Fatherland. Fate Petrograd, Saturday, Sept. 15. Rus sia has been proclaimed a republic. The provisional government tonight issued the proclamation, dated Sept. 14. The Proclamation. The proclamation follows: "General KornilofFs rebellion has been quelled. But great is the con fusion caused thereby and again great is the danger threatening the fate of the fatherland, and its freedom. "Holding it necessary to put an end to the external indeflnittness of the state's organization, remembering the unanimous and rapturous approval of the republic idea expressed at the Moscow conference, the provisional government declares that the const! tutional organization according to which the Russian state is ruled is republic organization ad it hereby pro claims the Russian republic. "(Signen "Minister and president, Kerensky "Minister of Justice, Yaroudni." The title "Minister and President" affixed to Premier Kerenskv's sisma I ture to the proclamation probably- re fers to his position as president of the ministry, rather than of- the republic. OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION BY RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT Affairs of State Entrusted to Five Members of the Cabinet. Petrograd, Sept. 16. - The provi sional government announced today that all the affairs of state had be.r entrusted to five members of the cab inet. The following official commu nication was issued: "Pending the definite constitution of a cabinet and in view of the present I .Ttriinrr1in!irv rlrcnmtanrp a ll o ffnir i Kerensky. premier: M. Terestchenko, minister of foreign affairs; General Verkhovsky, minister of war; Admiral Verdervski, minister of marine, and M rNnkitin. minister of nnsta and tele i rrfarhia ' DEFECTI VE MECHANISM OF A GERMAN TORPEDO Prevented Disaster to a Large Amer ican Steamship. An & Montis Tnr Sorvt 1 Th rttt I r i pedo discharged by an invisible sub I marine Is said to have prevented dis I - larru linerlran seamai1n I ' i which arrived here today from a Brit i port. Ac rnrrlfns- tn nnntral or th nn hundred passengers on board the liner, a submarine attack was made on the I . " . J mediately sharp change in course of i yards away from the steamer', sudden I jy leaped from the water and, on re turnine to the water, headed Jn a new direction which carried it naat the nr ty,- vcssnl hv hrentv varrt No submarine was sighted, but the liner flred one shot from a stern gun at an object which might have been a .periscope. There were no indica tions that this shot was effective and the liner Increased her speed and hur ried away, FOUR MEN SHOT AS ' THEY 8AT AT CAMPFIRE Result of Feud Between Farmers and Fox Hunters in. West Virginia. Fairmont, W. Va., Sept. 16. As result of a feud said to have existed tor some time between farmers and fox hunters in the Vicinity of RiV- esviiie and iiowesville near here, iiar- vey Hayhurst and Albert Thord are dead and Charles Musgrove and James Hayhurst are suffering from gunshot wounds. As the four men were seated around a rox nunters campnre eariy today they were flred upon from close range. -inree Drotners, . J onn, iwiiuam ana Charles Keyser, prominent farmers of Lowesville, were arrested late today and charged with the shooting. It is said that crops on the farm of the Keyser brothers were burned recently and the authorities believe that the shooting was an act of retaliation, BELGIANS LIVING ON HALF RATIONS Those Forced to Work in Mines and Factories For the Germans.' An Atlantic Port, Sept. 16. The food situation is becoming so . desperate that Belgians forced to work in mines and factories for the Germans are liv ing on less than half rations, accord ing to reports brought here today by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Norton of Chi cago, who arrived on an American steamship. Mr. and Mrs. Norton for the past three years have been engaged in re lief work among Belgian refugees in France and also among Belgian sol diers and their families. J. H. Hale Rallying. Hartford. Conn.. Sept. 16. J. H. Hale, member of the public utilities commission, who has been ill at his home in Glastonbury for several weeks tonight is rallying from a sinking spell that came earlier in the day. He is now in a critical condition but hope of his recovery has not been aban doned. ... Three Berlin Newspapers Suspended. Copenhagen, . Sept. 16. Publication of three Berlin newspapers, the Tages Zeitung. Boersen Zeitung and Frei- sinnige . Zeitung, has been stopped by the military censor. Condensed Telegrams sThe August cotton consumption was 591 351 bales. One Liberty bond was sold on the New York Stock Exchange at par. The War and Navy Departments will ask Congress for $283,000,000 more for artillery. The new French Cabinet has a new ministry, called the Minister of Mis sions Abroad. A daughter was born at Kiel to Prince Adalbert, the German Emper or's third sqn. The War Department expects large deliveries of new Liberty motors for airplanes this winter. -' The bank of Elmore, Okla., was robbed by six masked bandits for the sixth time in six years. Bread is going to be cheaper. This is official; although the size 'of the loaf was not determined. The reserve officers who are ending their training at Cambridge held their last sham battle at Waverly. A dispatch from London says the the American steamer Wilmore was sunk by a German submarine. The Federal Food Commission hand ed over 80,000 barrels of flour intend ed for Norway to New York bakers, Two Americans, an aviator of the Lafayette Escadrille, and an ambu lance driver, were killed in France, Strikers who were exempt from the aran on industrial grounds in the Se attle shipyards will now be drafted. Francis Ouimet, holder of many golf titles ana one or tne nest players in the country, was certified for the draft army. Thirty men from the Columbus, N. M camp of men deported from Bisbee Ariz., last July, were arrested in Douglas. The Canadian casualty list con tained the names of two Americans killed in action, one missing, and one wounded. Uruguayan marines boarded all the German ships in the Montevideo har bor to prevent the crews from sink ing them. Contracts for six new gun plants within two weeks will be announced as placed by the ordnance department or the army. Joe Walsey, a cowboy, is reported to have discovered, in an out-of-the-way spot near Phoenix, Ariz., S40O,000 in Spanish coin. Secretary MAdoo of the Treasury announced that as little as possible advertising for the next Liberty bonds will be made. With the exception of skilled me chanics the navy will need no more recruits for a'bout three months. Re cruits total 200,000. Because one of his employes makes excellent macaroni, a Wllkes-Barre baker asked that the man be exempted rrom military service. General increases in pay, to be ef rective Oct. 1 in all navy yards, will be announced today. Assistant Sec retary Roosevelt said. This is what the 'Japanese call the "golden age of Japan." when many companies and Individuals and Japan herself are getting rich. The lifeboats which held the crews of the schooner Jane Williams, sunk by a German submarine, were at tacked by shell fire also. General Pershing announces that the American troops will use the French guns because they are a bet ter make than the American. Many lives were lost and heavy damage done to buildings, including the American Consulate when a ty phoon swept over Amoy, China. John Orotolo, a barber of Fort Lee, N. J., was killed when both bar rels of a, shotgun went' off. Orotolo was a political power among the Ital ians. Members of the congregations of va rious churches in St. Paul were in vited by their ministers to bring their knitting to church and work for the Red Ccoss. Mrs. Mildred McLean Dewey, wi dow of Admiral Dewey, accepted an invitation to serve as honorary chair man of the comforts committee of the Navy League. George Grafiades, a Greek steamship agent, and Michael Spanokos, were arraigned in Philadelphia in connec tion with a reported attempt to bribe draft official. A training school for captains and officers of merchant ships, including a captured German submarine and a special rigged . steamer, was establish ed at a British port. The first Ne wYork man to die in the Yaphank training camp was Harry E. Flynn. He was a member of Truck No. 7 In the New York Fire Depart ment before being drafted. The Emergency Fleet Corporation let contracts for 50 standardized steel merchant ships. The ships will be built at Hog Island, Pa., at a Govern ment ownel ship yard. Shore leave, which Americans below the rank of warrant officers, as well as British sailors, were deprived of. for three days, was recommended by per mission of the naval authorities. Federal Judge Hand in New York. upheld Postmaster General Burleson in barring the Setember issue of The Masses from the mails He dismissed an injunction suit brought by the pub lication. The Swedish steamer Carlsolm. which arrived at an Atlantic port re cent! yto load cargo for Sweden and was prevented by the embargo, sail ed for another American port to take coal for Chili. England's "Summer Time" Ended. London, Sept. 16. England's "sum ier time" ended officially at 3 o'clock this morning, when all clocks were set back one hour and the country re turned to the observance of normal Greenwich! time. - Russians Jlepsl German Attacks ON RIGA-BSOKOFF ROAD, 30 MILES NORTH EAST OF RIGA ITALIANS MAKE GAINS In Champagne and. in the Verdun Re gion, in France, the German Crown Prince Has Made Ineffectual ' At tacks Against the French Lines. Increased activity is noticeable on the various fighting fronts, especially 1-iiga and on the Isonzo. A stubborn battle is in progress near the Zege vold farm, on the Riga-Pskoff roid thirty, miles' northeast of Riga. Wheth er the action is a German attempt in force or only a feint is uncertain. Petrograd, however, reports that the Russians are valiantly repelling at tacks. It was in this region that the Russians on Thursday made a con siderable advance only to be driven back again Friday to their former po sition. Italians Advance Lines. , On the Bainsizza plateau northeast of Gorizia and in the region of Monte San Gabrieie, the Italians. on Satur day advanced their lines on the southeastern edge. In the operation General Cadorna's men captured more than 400 prisoners and some machine guns. . In Champagne and in the Verdun region the German crown prince has made ineffectual attacks against the French lines. Northwest of Rheims the French repulsed a strong German attack in the region of Loivre. North east of Verdun, on the right bank of the Meuse, the Fr.ench fire drove back the Germans who essayed an attack ,ncrth of the Caurieres Wood. British Raid German Lines. British troops In a successful raid Into the German lines near Cherisy, southeast of Arras, wrecked dugouts and defenses. Berlin officially- sees this effort as an attack in force and announces its repulse with heavy losses. In Flanders, Berlin admits the success of a local British attack on the Ypres-Menin road. A German attack against Inverness Copse in the same region was repelled by the Brit ish, who also checked an attempt to advance north of Langemarck. $46,600,000 IN CONTRACTS . FOR BRIDGEPORT SHOPS From the United States Government Great Era of Prosperity. Bridgeport, Conn., Sept. 16. Con tracts totalling J46,6O0,000 have re cently been received from the United States government by the factories of this " city making war materials, and 1 Insure an even greater era of pros- : perity for this city than ever before. The Lake Torpedo Company has re- ' ceived a contract aggregating S16.- 000,000 for the construction of twenty submarines to be finished in two and half years. The Bullard Machine company's contract just signed totals $7,500,000. Of this $3,500,000- is for the construction of a factory in Fair field for the making of war materials which Is being built In conjunction with the government, and an order for $5,000,000 artillery and parts. The Locomobile company has received an : order for 1,700 automobile trucks to be completed by June 1, . 1918, totall ing $7,000,000. To the Union Metallio Cartridge company the government , has awarded an additional contract for 100,000.000 Springfield cartridtres .30 worth $5,00,000. The Bridgeport Projectile company has a contract for $4,600,000 'for three-inch shells and five-inch guns; the Housatonic Ship Building company a contract for ten ; wooden ships of 8,000 tons each, to- ; tailing $3,100,000. The Bridgeport 'Brass company has a contract for $500,000 in parts of guns with other 1 similar contracts to follow. Other ! shops- of this city have sub-contracts for war work estimated at $3,000,000. I ARGENTINE NOTE TO GERMAN FOREIGN OFFICE Announcing That Count Luxburg Has Ceased to be Persona Grata. London, Sept. 16. The Argentine minister handed a note to the Ger man foreign office yesterday in the name of his government announcing that Count Luxburg had ceased to be - persona grata as the German minister at Buenos Aires and consequently had been handed his passports, ac cording to a Reuter despatdh from Amsterdam quoting a Berlin tele gram. The minister made it plain. however, that this measure -was .di rected exclusively against Count Lux burg personally. LETTERS PATENT DECREEING A NEW POLISH STATE By the Imperial German andAustro- Hungarian Governments. Berlin, Sept. 16, via London. The imperial German and AUstro-Hunga- rian letters patent decreeing a new Polish state were communicated to the people of Poland by Governor-General Von Beseler in an audience at the royal palace at noon yesterday. The form of government cantemplated for the new state is a constitutional mon archy based on uhiversal direct suf frage. CANADIAN FLIGHT CADET KILLED SATURDAY When His Airplane Took a Nose Diva From a-JHeight of 150 Feet. Camp Borden, Ont., Sept. 16. Flight Cadet Whetrick, royal flying corps, of Buffalo, N. Y. was killed yesterday, it was announced today when his air plane took a nose dive from a height 150 feet. Whetrick had descended from a greater height to hear instruc tions that were being shouted to him by another aviator. lie shut off his engine and could not start it again when he attempted to ascend. Interned German Sailors Escaped Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 16. Three interned German sailors escaped from the Fort Oglethorpe prison camp last night during a violent hail storm. They are Gustav Hartwig who escaped sev eral weeks ago and was captured at Trenton. Ga.; Paul Nieman and Carl Hentchell. 5?.r .-. -ia" iiiivn. fail.fn'iU'-tWIW-'ill, St .