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VOL. - LIX. NO. 323
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.
Mrs. Annie R. Hale of New
Whitehead of Hartford
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
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
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
At police headquarters it is under
stood Mrs. Hale was subjected tor close
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 Declares That General
Korniloff's Rebellion, Which Has
Been Quelled, Threatened the
of the Fatherland.
Petrograd, Saturday, Sept. 15. Rus
sia has been proclaimed a republic.
The provisional government tonight
issued the proclamation, dated Sept.
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.
"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.
Affairs of State Entrusted to
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 '
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,
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
-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,
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
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
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
Thirty men from the Columbus, N. M
camp of men deported from Bisbee
Ariz., last July, were arrested in
The Canadian casualty list con
tained the names of two Americans
killed in action, one missing, and one
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
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
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 .
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
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.
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
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
5?.r .-. -ia" iiiivn.
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