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The Bulletin's Circulation in hofwich is Double That of Any Other Paper, And Its Total Circulation is the Largest in Connecticut in Proportion to the , City's Population.
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f" VOL LUC NO. 324 POPlJIJmOr'
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j Expresses Regret Over the Telegrams Sent to Berlin
by the German Minister to Argentina
Cabled Paragraphs
Fire in Putiloff Works.
Rome. Sept. 17. (British Admiral
ty per Wireless Press vit London.)
A Fetrograd despatch to the Message
ro says that a great fire has broken
out In the military factories at the
.futnofz works. The damage amounts
to several million rubles..
Kerensky Telegraphs Baltic Fleet
Petrograd, Sept. 17. Premier Ke
rensky has sent a telegram to the
Baltic fleet imperatively demanding'
the cessation of acts of violence and
ail excesses committed under the pre
text of safeguarding- the revolution.
In reality, he says, the men by their
actions are disorganizing the navy by
reducing its (fighting capacity. The
premier condemns the guilty parties
scathingly and adds that he awaits
news or tne complete re-establish
ment or order.
: Argentine Jla. Refused to Accept .the Verbal Assurances ofTo Restrain Them From Picketing
' ,
. a Vlliucrvjcticuu y ui utc vreiuiou iwogu vua.c uui Danbury, Conn, Sept. 17 A tern
Await -the. Arrival of a Formal Note From Berlin Before I officers and of tntTifat Mak
."-' - I ers and Hat Finishers Association of
fc'Wcfitional Steps No Spectacular Operation on a Large dgfT
Locale is Reported in the Official Communications From plan following a Strike in them. 8The
r shops are conducted by the United
r-w -t- . -.1 I Estates iat company and are the fae-
i t-HiPreni"l Jmiaig. - Mtories of the J. H. Lee Hat com nan v
tne ii. jacJacnian Wat corcnanv and
the John W. Green and Sons, Incor-
transmming the messages. iporatea. ine injunction cites Mar-
Nn jrnpr tabular nnratiinn cm n larc-nltln Lawlor, national secretary-treas-
sdale is reported in the official com-1 urfF ot the. batters' union, and Cor-
I1U11U9 X" . JUI
JJEJxjwessloSMSrtegret over the tele
strrams sent try Count Von Luxburg,
the German, minister to Argentine, to
JSerlin through the Swedish minister
sX Bnmos Aires, Slave been made to
both Sweden and Argentina fly the
I German government,
i The under-secretary of the Berlin
i foreign -office has Informed the Ar
' gentlne minister to iBerlin that Ger
f many regrets the actions of Count
Von Luxburg and disapproves entirely
of the expressions used by him In. the
Ltelegrams made public recently by the
f state department at Washington.
JBerlin asks for a safe conduct for
-Count Von Luxburg in order that toe
I may return to Berlin .and explain per
'sonaJJy. : Argentine, Jt is announced by Its
foreign minister, declines to accept the
r verbal assurances of an under-secre-ftsa-y
of the German foreign office and
5 a waits the arrival of a formal note
fram Berlin before taking additional
I To Sweden Germany baa sent a
'-Trot, unofficial reports say, regret
vting highly the disagreeable issues
s-alsed by the Ifixbwg telegrams and
Xhanking the Swedish government for
munications from belligerent capitals.
ue, Jeremiah Scully,
rt I Hugh C Hal'boy and John O'Hara. lo
of Gorizia, the Italians have repulsed caI officers, and the members of local
successfully four determined attacks unJna'
made by the Austro-'Hungarians. In Tne restraining order was signed by
repelHng the enemy attacks. General Ja .Howard j. -Curtis, of the su
Oadorna's men captured 73 prisoners. I'e"ior court, and alleges that the of
Increased artUIery activity is reported fiee named and members of the
from the Carnia sector of the Austpo- u 111011 have congregated near the fac
Italian front, which lies northwest of torles and induced workers therein to
the Isonzo fighting zone. , suit labor and have otherwise pre-
Field Marshal Haigs campaign of vented the factories from producing
attrition during the breathing spells n auuiuun to xne injunction
between major operations continues. lne complaining company claims dam
In raids at three points between Arras of 5,000.
and St. Quentin the British entered Dato or hearing on the injunction
the German trenches, inflicted casual- I najs not Deen set.
ttna ind dAatrnvMl miih rmrfr pi. I This turn of the hatters' strike fol
placements and ammunition dumps. a. conference held in New Haven
The artillery arm Is active all along several weeks ago when manufacturers
the western front and In Flanders, m several shops decided to resume
Berlin reports, the drumfire has In- worlt on the open shop plan after
creased to one of violent Intensity. I tneir plants had been closed seven-
French positions In the forest of j teen weeks.
Apremont have been attacked by the I ...,." r :
Germans who succeeded In entering a "MOVIES" FOR, AMERICAN
lew elements rrtpm wnicn. However. I cm nime iu psiukp
they were quickly thrown but by the
aeienaers. ISeventv.Avo Ainmit.rlnir.k m u:
DM any Amendments Increasing Sum
Proposed Wer Approved; :
f VTashlngtonV Eept. 17. The bouse
today ailed to reach a final vote on
ne seven billion aouar urgent aenci-
ency bill, consideration of sections pro
rviding additional funds lor the war
department, consuming virtually the
'entire day. Many amendments In
'-creasing the sums proposed In the
'original bill were approved.
i The secretary of war was authorized
to incur obligations ajrtrrejnumir 1100
'000,000 for ordmoce-and ordnance sup-
plles in addition to appropriations
made or pending, but the proposed
S3.000.000 for an ordnance proving
jpround at Kent Island, Uhesapeake
&3ay, was eliminated from the bill.
; Increases in ' the measure -agreed to
Include ordnance stores and supplies
ffror.i 70,000,000 to 73,520.000; emaU
arms target practice from $2,000,000 to
ttl3.000.000 and . automatic ' machine
trifles from J 120,277,0000 to S2O.277,(r00
fwlth an increase in an additional au
thorization for such rifles from $50,
00,OCO to S118,020v000.
An appropriation of J87S,xl3,000 for
nountain, field and siege camion was
increased to $695,100,000 and that for
ammunition for such cannon was rais
ed from $700,000,000 to $777,182,750.
Appropriations of $lt,'7'5O,OO0 for
fcrmored motor cars, with authority to
contract for $54P0y00O more, and of
$700,000 for submarine mines also were
to Be' Sent There.
New York, Sept. 17. Seventv-five
CIVIL RIGHTS BILL I cmematograpn macnines to supply
- I "movies" for United States aolrttain in
Calls for Legislation to protect Their Tce re rDOw in tbateowtrj.oc
5MI' 'Md WopW "WW TI ' accorain8T to an an-
v M i .iuin,vuiviii. luouc uric luziisijt, uy me
Washington, Sept. 17. Legislation to National War Work Council of the
ptotect the civil and property rights I " "a-n. Association,
nf niHira in ofrM D -, I which Major General Pershinar hnx
the duration of the war in behalf of f wthorlsed to take over the enterprise.
men who are serving their country I "'-luu"IS lne eaucauonai as wen as
on the flrine- line, mav be Dlaced un- I nuns.
on' the administration's programme
for this session of congress as a nec
essary element of the raising of a
citizen army.
Among association workers' who
have Just sailed to be with the Amer
ican expeditionary forces are: . G. L
Meylan. M. D.. Dhvsinal
The "soldiers and sailors civil rfarhts V1.nm?la university, and James A.
bill" to carry out this purpose already J"fn"i, ot Lawrence, Kas., inventor
hflo hun InhnAuul 1. , , I "I me
... " .ufc.wuMw& xu uvuasa,
hacing been framed in the office of
game of basketball
The remainins nnr-onnnoi r v.i
omce or i r ... 1.1ns 1.11.
Judge Advocate-general Crowder. 5? p incjuaesi R. c. lalcdner.
Secretary Baker, it was learned today, I anyer, 1. H. ; R G. Iort, Keene. N.
has under consideration recommenda- ir: Charles W. Koy, (Boston; D. R.
Knn i j I AlagTUder. Camhrida-B Man . r zn
ministration influence be brought to I 1Iukf,n-, Barnsta!ble. Mass.; A. T.
bear to obtain early enactment of the I ,orreIk Skowhegan, Me.: G. L. Per-
measure. ruaurH, uonn.; n a. Rugg,
It is proposed that creditors' suits EFooittine, Mass.; H. J. Starr, New
against officers or men mav be held I vonn-' i-aibot, Pittsfield
up and judgment by default denied.
the framers of the hill recns-ntglnsr I
that a man m the army or navy would I MEANS' CONNECTION WITH
Exposed by Papers Found in
Apartment In New York.
Was Filed In .the Supreme Court at
Boston Yesterday.
Boston, Sept. 17 A petition. or . the
appointment of a receiver rorthesii'
preme colony. United Order of Pil
grim leathers, a fratsrnal insurance
organization, was filed in the supreme
court today by Attcmey-generai Hen
IT C. AttwiH on behalf of Frank: H.
Hardison, state's insurance commla-
The petition alleged that a state
ment of condition filed by the society
bj of July 31 last showed unpaid death
claims amounting to $254,633. with
balance on hand of only $6,019 with
(v-hlch to meet them. The court also
eras asked to restrain the company,
crganized in this state In 1879, from
conducting further business.
Two Out of Three of Their Candidates
Elected-to School Board.
Middletown, Conn, Sept. 17. Two
but of three candidates for the school
board here who had the backlnsr-of the
romen won out today and the thhl
Iras defeated by seven votes. The
luccessf ul candidates were Dr. James
A. Lawton, Alva H. Kelsey and Ir. A.
I. Campbell. One of those defeated
Iras Joha L. Fisk, who had been s
inember 'of the board for 25 years,
Che women claimed that when he was
navor be had opposed an aporoDria
Son for social service n the schools,
fhe other defeated candidate was
nobert W. Rice. .
Yote of Grain, Commission Merchants
at 'Minneapolis.
Minneapolis. -.Sept. 17. Grain com -nission
merchants at' the Mian ea polls
ih amber of commerce, have Voted to
educe the rate for handling wheat
Irom two cents to 1 1-2 cents a -bushel,
t was .announced today. The rate
recently 'was Increased from one-jcent
to two cents and Julius Barnes, -?res-Bent
of tho food sudmimstration-8Tln'
korporafion. sked that the old rate
le placed in effect. At committee Willi
have no opportunity" to make his de
fense In person or to arransre for its
proper hearing through counsel.
ir sucn a judgment rested against
a man at the time of his enlistment
the bill would Drevenr ' its mvutinn I
through the sale of his property dur- I Jvew York, Sept. 17. Papers and
mg His absence. It would set aside I memoranda round In the apartment
statutes or limitation mo that AaTrt I nere or iraston is. Means Indicata that
owed to a soldier might not. be out- lne had business dealings with Cap
lawed in his absence: It would nre- I tain Franz Von Papen. recalled Ger-
vent the eviction of his family while man naval attache, "which were not
he was away if thev failed to pay the favorable to the allies,' according to
dent; it would protect his equity 'in a statement made tonight by Assost-
any real- estate or other purchase con- an District Attorney Dooling. These
tract In which he might have be en papers weer found during the district
engaged In at the time he went into attorney's invcaLiBt.t;un of Means' af-
the army; it would protect him 'airs in connection with an inquiry in-
against the ordinary 'results of de- to the mysterious death at Concord. N.
faulted payments on.' business mort- C, of. Mrs. Maude King, the wealthy
gages,- and keep "him from being sold widow for whom he acted as business
ootr It would Insure anv rlrtita h agent. '
might have to public lands although f Names mentioned In the memoran
hia service at the front had TimmntDit I da. accordin? to Mr. Dnniino- iniiij.
him from completing the legal ac- those of several United Senators and
quiBiuon or tne nrooertv. I representatives. There also waa fnimA
Another element of protection the I Information concerning the output of
wouia.accora to tne nghting man manuractunng plants in various parts
would be as to his life insurance of the country some of which were
which conld not lapse through fail- manufacturing munitions for the TJnit-
ure to makiany payment. His prop- ed States and the entente allies.
erty also would be protected from sale ' ' 1
tor taxes. AUTO MARKERS AND ,
EXCLUDING LEON SAMSON Pleaded Not Guilty of Charge of At-
After He Had Addred a Meeting. tempting to Monopolize Trade.
Where Emma Goldman Presided. New Tork, Sept. 17. Seventeen ln-
vr -rr , " dividual defendants named in the
New Tork, Sept. 17. Columbia unl- Sherman law indictment returned last
VerSlty Was Well Within ttn rllrHta mnnlh H.r Vi fofloriil tryr,A 4,.r
when it excluded as a student there 1 charging the individuals and corpora
Leon 6am son, after he had addressed I tlons included in the membership of
n, w-? uLLLa, uomsian was 1 tne xsationai Association or Automo-
tne chief speaker, according , to a de-I bile Accessory Jobbers with, restraint
cislon today In the state supreme I of trade, attempting to monopolize.
7 uioiroa xor an in-1 price-nxing ana oiaeKiisung, appear-
junction souerht bv Sameum. rpotroin. I a,i tnAv hnfnr. Ti,oa n ; t
mg tne, college authorities from pre- I Sheppard in the United States disrtlct
ii. mwraoance. I court and through their counsel en-
Zi Jr . ""ea tne inevitable close I tered tentative pleas of not guilty,
contact that - would place Samson with With the consent of special govern
lmpresslonable young men of his own ment prosecutor Henry A. Guiler. the
tf .77 's'ht thus be, inoculated by I defendants, were given until October
LIl Lite -UOUOn OT n A nin nv. tvlin rt am a tolr. onv a, .1
wo,u1d constitute a menace to the I they may consider necessary to their
university. . defense. Until then the dBfennantn
unMF.nr. were released on bail of $5,000 each.
NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS The corporate-defendants, who numi
PROTEST EXTRA TAXATION Jj." tJt! fr pleadins
Fihai PiniKu. -f-l . ...
' " 1 -"""U" xne r-os- rixrR OR ST. PAUL
tal Service. I
; volks ZErrwiG interned
New Tork. Sent 17 Tha-f A I
Newspaper Publishers Associatlnn. i Because of Certain Editorials Which
composed of major and minor dailv I Aooeared irtXis Publication.
newspevpers, the membership embrac- I , .
ms- .papers puoasned In all sections of J Port Snelling, Minn., Sept. 17. Or-
uie ojuouy, tnrougn its postal com-Jders were received today from Wash
Five Japanese
Statesmen Coming;
Japanese People Attach the Greatest
Interest and Significance to the
Forthcoming Visit of Their Repre
sentatives to the United States.
Toklo. Tuesday. Ausrust 21 Amonr
Japanese people the greatest interest
and the greatest significance is at
tached to the forthcoming, visit to the
United States of a delegation of five
members of the house of representa
tives, xne primary object of the mis
sion was set forth in an interview with
the Associated Press correspondent by
Tokichi Maeao, the chairman, as that
of conveying to the American people
the sincere expression of the friend
snip and good will held by the people
of Japan.
The parliamentary delearates nlan
to sail for the United States late in
September and after spending ten
days on the Pacific slope will visit the
citiegof Denver, Chicago. Washington.
New York, Philadelphia and Boston.
About two months will be snent in
the United States. It is the first visit
to America of an official delegation
from the Japanese house of representatives.
Mr. Masao, who was educated at
Yale University and who for a number
of years was senior legal advisor to
the toiamese government, is one of the
most prominent members of the Jap
anese uiet.
Representatives of Japanese People.
"I think it should be understood
cieariy tnat we are going to your
country," ne said. as the direct rep
resentatives or the Japanese people,
wnom we nave been chosen to repre
sent in our Diet. Viscount Ishii went
to America as the representative of
tne state Dut we speak for the people.
-japan ana tne united States are
new allied in flghtinjr for a common
cause and it is an ideal moment for us
to go to the United States and talk
over the questions which mutually in
terest us. It is our dream that this
temporary alliance between the two
countries will last much longer than
the present war.
To Study Economic Conditions.
We desire to study your economic
conditions, visit, cities and factories.
We want to know the causes of your
prosperity, jnrat we win spend ten
days on the Pacific coast with - the
special pur ppe-f-stud ylri g tho qss-
tion . of Japanese labor. I - have the
feeling that some Japanese in the
United States lack an understanding as
to how better B in and assimilate
with the American life.
Mr. Masao was asked whether the
people of Japan expected the United
States to recognize the special inter
est of Japan in China. He replied that
he did not believe that issue to be in
volved, at least at the present time.
Other Members of Mission.
Other members of the mission are
Kotaro Mochizuki. who was a bar
rister at law at London for some years
and who is now editor of the Liberal
news agency and the Financial and
Economic Monthly 'He has written
hooks on the United States.
Toshio Shlmada is a lawyer and
university lecturer. He has written
several books on government and econ
iutsujlro Uehara, a graduate of the
Seattle High School and the Wash
ington State University, is an author
ity on politics and international law
and is a professor at the Melji Uni
vorsity at Toklo. The fifth member of
the commission is Dr. Masatsugu
Yamane, who is president of the Japan
Medical school ana has held many
positions or importance in government
medical work. For a time he was ad-
isor to the governmen-general of
Strikes Holding Up
Ship! Construction
Strikes Are On at Seattle, Portland,
Los Angeles, San Francisco and
Other Places and Are Holding Up 12
Per Cent, of Ship Building.
To Duke of Oporto to be Arranged to
Take Place in London.
Rome, Sept. 17. Mrs: Philip Van
Valkenburg of New York was inform
ed by the American embassy today
that her proposed marriage to ' the
Duke of Oporto .brother of the late
King Carlos of Portugal, preferably
should be arranged to take place in
London. .
While Mrs. Van Valkenburg has a
divorce certificate issued by a Connec
ticut court, it is believed that the best
solution of her difficulty would be
found in a non-Catholic country.
The objections of the American em
bassy to. performing a civil marriage
between the parties, both of ' whom
have called on Ambassador Page, are
that the embassy has no evidence re
garding the previous marital stage of
either party.
' Washington, Sept. 17. Strikes in
Pacific coast shipyards holding gov
ernment contracts have assumed such
serious- proportions that Chairman
Hurley, of the federal shipping board,
announced late today that he was con
sidering going to San Francisco late
this .week in an attempt to settle the
StriKM at Seattle,. ' Portland, Los
Angeles, . San ' Francisco and oth jrr
places on the Pacific coast now- are
holding- up about 12 per cent of the
government ships under construction
The shipping board hopes to settle all
on a basis to be determined lor
Seattle yards within a few days.
Officials of the board conferred to
day with representatives of 'Seattle
yards and union leaders regarding an
agreement under which workers would
be given higher pay with the govern
ment paying a proportion of the inv
crease. Working out of details now
awaits the arrival here probably Wed.
nesday of officials of a Seattle yard
which already has granted the highest
wage scale demanded by the workers
and who will explain the operation of
the system. .
Condensed Telegrams
Chicago is facing a coal famine. .
Six hundred members of the First
Cavalry left Brooklyn for Spartan
burg, S. C.
The old Martin Van Buren farm,
near Kinderhook, N. Y., was sold to
Dr. B. H. Birney.
' i
The Fore' River Shipbuilding Corp.
launched a steamship by number - in
stead of by name.
Secretary Lansing's sisters arrived at
Bordeaux with a party of American
Red Cross workers.
The 69th Regiment of New York is
still taking recruits. It needs 300 Irish
men to fill its ranks.
The Canadian casualty list contains
the names of five Americans killed,
seven wounded and three missing.
Heavy rans in some sections of
Raleigh, N. C, caused damage to
crops amounting to thousands of dol
lars. '
British Columbia's shipbuilding pro
gram provides for the construction of
50 vessels with a total tonnage of 117,-
000. - -
To Prepare Men for the Position of
Ensigns in the Navy.,
New Haven, Conn., Sept. 17.. Yale
will Inaugurate a course in naval
training for its students beginning
with the opening of the college year
i:exs month, it was announced today
after a meeting of the university cor
poration. The course will prepare
Yale men for tire position of ensigns
In the United States navy and will
parallel the course in artillery train
ing started last spring to train stu
dents for commissions in the artillery
branch of the United States army ser.
The students will be allowed to take
a three-year course to fit themselves
for either army, or navy commissions,
tne .rorsierv course having been - cut
down' one year by the addition of ex
tra work. Credit for this training will
be allowed as part of the regular uni
versity work.
It was also announced today that
the - French government had sent to
Yale a battery of four 75 millimetre
guns with ' all accessories for use in
the training at Yale, and that the
United States war department was to
furnish other artillery equipment as
Yale professors who have taken spe
cial work to fit them to teach artillery
and naval subjects will assist United
States army and navy officers in the
German Residents Have Been - Con
spiring Against Costa Rica.
San Jos. Costa Rica. Sent. 17. DiD-
lomatic relations between Costa Rica
and Germany are considered severed as
the result of steps taken by the gov
ernment today. General Tinoco, the
president, discovered that German res
dients here had joined with some of
followers of Former President Gonza
lez in conspiring against the govern
ment. Three ' of the most prominent
Germans here, Kumpel,' Altschul and
Orlich, have been arrested. All Ger
mans residing in Costa Rican ports
have been ordered Interned. President
Tinoco has called congress in special
session and will lay the matter before
General Tinoco, president of Costa
Rica, assumed that office In January,
1917, when the Gonzalez government
was overthrown. Gonzalez appealed
to the United States to intervene, but
the American government took no ac
tion. In an election held In April
General Tinoco was chosen president.
The American government, however.
has refused to recognize the Tinoco
There have been reports several
times since last April that Germans in
Costa Rioa and Former President Gon
zalez were implicated in a plot to de
pose Tinoco. Late In April it was re
ported that Costa Rica would declare
war on Germany provided the United
States recognized the Tinoco government.
- Custom officials boarded a Spanish
vessej at Gulf port and seized $40,
000 in gold hidden in a salt pork bar
Gave His Views at Golden Jubilee Celebration of Scot
tish Rite Masons
He Does Not Want Any Entangling Alliance With European
Nations At the War Council Table He Would Say to
the Germanic People: "Have What Government You
Please, But Let Us Know That It is Yours" Would
' f Have Great Britain Understand That While We Are Al
. lied With That Country in This War, That When It is
Over the United States Would Return to Its Isolation.
Count A. Wrangel. the Swedish Min
Ister at London, left for the Conti
nent on a few weeks' leave of ab
. .A state, of alarm is over Bath, Me,
owing to three families declaring they
saw-ah airplane flying around the iron
Under the new Mexican constitution
foreign priests in Mexico must either
change thir profession or leave the
The bride of a "Bethlehem mill work
er danced with 250 nen who were at
the wedding. The celebration lasted
2 7hours.
An important Council of State was
held in Berlin. All secretaries of
state and leading military authorities
were present.
Administration officials and Entente
diplomats refuse to become interested
in the reply to the Pope's peace note
rrom Germany.
Dr. Alex Nordwall, a- special Swed
ish envoy to the United States, said
Sweden must have 12,000,000 bushels of
grain or starve.
A million copies of Elihu Root'
speech at Chicago on "America's part
in the war" will be distributed through
out the country.
Warden Thomas Mott Osborne, of
the naval prison at Portsmouth, N. H
is teaching his prisoners to knit for
troops in France.
Since the transfer of the ex-Czar.
.Nicholas Romanoff, to Tobolsk, his
brother, .the Grand Duke Michael.! is
showing signs or insanity.
Dartmouth College will not have
half the enrollment of students as last
year. To date only 850 have enrolled
against 1,500 normal attendance.
A large cruiser launched at 'Oantzig
was named the Count von Spee. after
the German admiral. The ship was
christened by the widow of the admiral.
Guns and clubs were used freely in
a not in wnich members of the 15th
New York Infantry (negro regiment)
and Newark -policemen were the prin
The newspaper Independence Helve-
tique published in Geneva, Switzer
land, was suspended for two months
for attacks on the Allies and President
Private James Jarden ,16 years old
of Machine Gun Company, Provisional
Battalion, 16th United States Infantry,
was killed at Camp Syracuse during a
game or cards.
Six auto bandits drove into Climax,
12 miles south of Battle Creek, Mich
held up the villagers and blew open
the safe at the State Bank and got
away with $7,000.
Two of the northwestern flour mills
in Minneapolis were shut down. The
largest of the "Washburn-Crosby mills
was running at half capacity owing to
the light receipts of wheat.
mittsje. Of Which Don C. Seitz in dhiir.) ins-ton for the transfer of Frit Anv.
man, strongly protested again today Imeier. editor of the St. Paul Dally
against either punitive taxatio nnf thalVAlka Zei-tuner. to ffint JUcPharann no
newspaper publishing business or "the for internment during;" the war. Berg-
nrincrDle advocated h-v nnm A nf -4hA J tnolr wo a flrMrfA''tuuiMUA.Af :mm4.I.
beet with iMr. Dai uest-ln .Ohtessraito use of the costal mtvIm 4a. iiitnr49i -n-KiVi o DrworMi iw kt.
tlscsths imatter f Uanorrow. a.. sjjanent of ,-"-y"- . . . -aication. , -.-
Mrs. Pihlip Van Valkenburg was di
vorced from her first husband, Lee
Agnew, of Chicago,, in 1906, In New
York. The same year she married
William Hays Chapman, then 76 years
old. Mr. Chapman died the following
year, leaving an estate of $200,000 to
his widow, who was then less than 31
years old. In 1909 Mrs. Chapman be
came the wife of Philip Van Valken
burg, son of a New York banker. She
obtained a divorce from him in Put
nam, Conn., in February. 1914, on the
ground of desertion. Since then she
has spent most of her time abroad.
Lfrged on Citizens by the New Eng-
' land Coal Committee.
Boston, Sept. 17. An appeal to ev
ery citizen to practice the closest econ
omy in the use of coal the coming
winter as a patriotic duty was issued
today by the committee on domestic
fuel economy of the New England coal
committee. Pointing out that the coal
situation In this region is "critical"
because of limited transportation fa
cilities due to the war, the appeal asks
an householders: "not to use coal for
heating before November 1, or after
-May X. unless the house temperature
Vs. below 60 degrees: ' to burn wood
wherever possible, or to use small oil
heaters where necessary to keep cer
tain parts of the house at a special
temperature; . and to be economical
with gas and electricity." .
Sixteen of the 21 Charges Were Cov
ered in Testimony Yesterday.
Austin, Texas, Sept. 17. Sixteen of
the twenty-one charges brought
against him before the senate higli
court of impeachment were covered
Jamea TR Frriiiarin TC. lZl a German, of Washington, is in custoi,
New York police are searching for
the captain of a ship which arrived in
port a few days ago. He is charged
with looting everything on the ship
that could be carried away.
United States warships and. some of
the fastest destroyers In the United
States navy are patrolling the At
lantic coast in pursuit of enemy sub
marines reported in travel lanes.
Mexican Independence day was eel
ebrated in northern Mexico without
any disturbances for the first time in
history. No Mexican flags were dis
played at Laredo, Tex., on Mexican In
dependence day. ,
Charged with posing as a secret ser
vice operative and with trying to ob
tain information about the location of
troops near Syracuse, Max L. Goldreau
stand in his own defence,
His counsel. W. A. Hangar, took up
the charges in order until he came
to the eleventh article, which alleges
that the chief executive's failure to
tell where he received 1156,500 in cur
rency loans this year, constitutes, offi
cial misconduct. That was passed
over for the time being.
Most of the testimony was a repeti
tion ot that given by the governor be
fore a house investigation committee
last March and before the taousa com
mittee of the whole in August.
New England People to be Asked to
Refrain From Its Use. .
Boston. Sept. 17. All New England
people will be asked to refrain from
eating white bread on Wednesdays
and Thursdays during the -period of
the war as the result of a resolution
adopted today at a meeting here of
food administrators of the New Eng
land states. The plan. Is' in line with
the appeal recently sent to house
wives, hotels, cafes and clirbs in this
state by Henry K. Endicott, Massa
chusetts -food administrator.
on an open charge.
Isabel Gomez, a Mexican, Frank
Polwoda, a Russian, and John Lasky,
a Pole, were- arrested in Waterbury,
charged with evading the draft. All
are held without bail for action by
the federal authorities.
A party of Canadian offieers of
American nationality called' at the
American field headquarters on their
way to a city in the interior of France,
where they will train a number of
Plattsburg graduates and other officers
of training schools. .
Samuel Gompers president of the A.
F. of L.. cabled to Premier Kerensky
a resolution, adopted by, the Minneap
olis conference of the American Alli
ance of Labor and Democracy, pledg
ing the support of the American work
ing class to Russia.
New York. Sept. 17. Vice President
Marshall, speaking here tonight at a
golden jubilee celebration of Scottish
Rite Masons, urged a deeper sense of
American obligation in the war. In the
belief that' the United States could
never become involved in European
politics, he said, the question of dual
citizenship was not raised untjl the
war in spite of the great tide of immi
gration. .
"No one ever doubted the loyalty to
the flag of these people, whether for
eign-born or the sons of foreign-born,'
said the vice president. "Our isola
tion made it immaterial to ua wheth
er there was any difference between
loyalty and patriotism, and we did
not face the question until it became
of moment.
"The years drew us closer and clos
er to Europe in the ties of commerce
and in the friendly relations of travel
More and more we became a part of
the world; and suddenly a mad
monarch, drunk with military power
and crazed with the Idea that he was
divinely ordained to rule the world,
plunged Europe Into a war eo awful
that all wars which had preceded it
paled into insignificance. .
"Still we stood by our ancient ideas
of isolation, but In two years and a
half we discovered that there was a
vast difference between loyalty and pa
troitism. The hearts of men flamed
up very largely in response to the
blood that flowed in their veins. Pa
triotism showed itself as dependent,
not upon place of residence nor polit
ical ideas, but rather upon haredity.
"Patience at .last was exhausted and
there was nothing for a' self-respecting
people to "do, if their republic was to
be true to Its traditions, save to en
gage in the war on the side of dem
I do not care to engage In any hair
splitting, although there seems to be
much discussion as to whether this
war Is being waged 'to make the world
safe for democracy,' to, 'to make
democracy saws for the world. Of
course it was meant by the president.
when he snoke of making the world
safe for democracy' of making it safe
for real democracy.
"We all know that liberty is not 11
cense nor democratic demagogy. We democracy.' '
all know that the world cannot be
made safe for murder and arson and
pilage and anarchy and everything for i
which the syndicate list and the I. W. j
W.'s may stand and wa also know I
that such things as these cannot be '
made safe for the world. Democracy ,
means the rule of the people under '
whatever form of government they ',
may choose to express it but when once
the rule of the people has been ex- j
pressed, through their chosen repre- j
sentatives then, and particularly In j
the Virtu. i f wor hnumvAi miiiih onv rt
us may think that certain of the poll- f
cles are mistakes policies, free speech, j
free press and liberty of conscience do !
not Justify criticism, for criticism, i
however unintentionally. Invariably )
gives aid and comfort to the ene
my. ."Conscription as a. principle may be;
a subject of debate, but not now. This1
democracy safe for the world." Of
pose of this war, and discussion of it
ought to be held in abeyance. This
government by its thosen representa- ;
tives has declared this war. If there J
be any who think it is not justified, J
let them not be of aid and comfort to 1
the. enemy by voicing their senti- '
"I want this war to end. but not to (
end until the people in every land shall ;
possess the right to make peace and
declare war either directly or through
their chosen representatives. I want
blood, and birth in social standing, and
educational qualifications and religious j
trend all to be forgotten in this new
parliament of new men, this federation 1
of the world. , 1
"I do not wahf""entangllhg alliance -j
with European nations. It is not nec- i
essary to have them. When we sit at
the council table of the world I trust
we may do so as the representative
of a newer and better isolation an
isolation of spirit, free to sav to the
Germanic people: 'Have what govern
ment you please, but let us know that
it is yours;' free to say to the oldest
of constitutional governments, the
fight with you as our ally in the cause
British empire: We have made this
of democracy, but we are not willing to
change our system. The Windsor tie
does not harmonize with the cut of our
Argentina to Insist Upon an Explana
tion From Germany.
Buenos .Aires. Argentina. Sept. 17.
The report from Berlin that Dr. Luis
B. Molina, the Argentine minister to
Germany, had explained to the Ger
man government that the handing, of
passports by Argentina to count von
Luxburg, the German minister, was
a personal matter and did not signify
a rupture of relations, was classed as
of doubtful accuracy . by Foreign Min
ister Pueyrredon today. It was true
that a rupture had not been created
bv handing- Count Von Luxburg his
passports, the foreign minister stated,
but Dr. Molina s instructions did not
provide for any explanation of the
situation to Germany.
The foreign minister reiterated to
day that there will be a rupture of
relations with Germany if the latter's
explanation of the Luxburg incident ii
not absolutely satisfactory. He re
quested the senate to. abandon the
proposed secret session set for today
to consider the matter, as he prefers
to make all explanations at a public
session later in the week.
No. request for a safe conduct has
been received from Count Von Lux-
bure. He has notified the foreign of
fice,, however, that he plans to leave
Argentina by a Dutch steamer sail
ing on September zs or on a opamsn
vessel on Oct. 2.
Since being handed his passnorts
Count Von Luxburg, it was stated.
had been circulating tne uitemenn
that the Idea of sinking Argentine
ships "without leaving a trace was
suggested to him by the foreign min
ister of Argentina as a means of pre
venting -complications. This state
ment was characterized by Foreign
Minister Pueyrredon as the "greatest.
most shameful, barefaced lie", in his
official experience.
Three Men Were Seriously Injured at
Hartford, Conn., ' Sept. 17. Three
men, Joseph J. Missett, of Plainville,
James Kennedy, of this city, and Har
old Hyde, of East 'Hartford, were seri
ously hurt this evening when the au
tomobile in which they were riditig
collided with a trolley car at Hilllard
vifle. They are now in St. Francis
hospital here and their recovery is i
doubtful. Missett and Kennedy have
fractured skulls and Hyde bodily in
juries. The first named is proprietor
of the Plainville House and Kennedy
Is a bookmaker.
The car was driven by John Byrnes 1
of this city and the party was on Its :
way to RockvIUe, where the fair racs '
begin tomorrow. The. . glare of the
trolley lights blinded Byrnes, he says. ,
and he drove the machine into the j
trolley. He escaped unhurt and MI- 1
chael Novello, of Hartford, the fifth '
passenger, also was injured.
Immediately after the accident tht ,
injured trio was brought to Hartford
and taken to St. Francis hospital. The ;
scene of the crash is about three miles
from Hartford.
Was Lifted 28 Feet Yesterlay Moving
Without a Hitch.
n Chicago rnat or an bxpensiveiy
Dressed Woman About 26 Years Old -
' The presentation of evidence in the
trial at St. Albans. Vt.. of Robert
Warm, the Burlington cavalryman
charged with the murder of Jennie
Hemmlngway, his youthful sweetheart,
was completed yesterday and the clos
ing arguments were begun. It is ex
pected that the Jurywlll get the case
Chicago, Sept. 17. In the bathroom
of an unfurnished flat, in one of the
better residence sections, the police
today found the body of a woman
about 26 years old, expensively dress
ed. A tube led from her mouth to
the gas fixture above, but the gas was
not turned on. One of the woman's
wrists had been almost severed with a
razor whicli was found on a window
sill in the parlor. A complete trous
seau, white satin gown, slippers ana
expensive underwear, were found in a
trunk within the flat.
The only identification possible was
postcard postmarked Decatur, Ills.,
and addressed to Miss Josephine Par-
er. It was signed Clara and said
'Do not worry, your furniture is on
the way."
Mrs. Lars Anderson said the woman
leased the flat a month ago but had
robufTed attempts of neighbors to be
friendly and had been so eccentric,
the neighbors had called her the
"German spy."
VShe was up aud down !' da- p
all night watching the mail box," said
Mrs. Anderson, "but no one ever sa.v
any mail in the box."
Quebec, Que.; . Sept. 17. With one
hundred and twenty-two feet yet to
be negotiated before it is bolted into
place above the St. Lawrence river,
the huge central span' of the Queboo
cantUever bridge tonight is suspended
like a great pendulum twenty-eight
feet above the point from which it was
started upward today. An official .
statement said that so far the tre
mendous engineering feat had gone on
without a hitch.
The span is being elevated two feet
at a time, in contrast to the three-foot
lifts which marked the first attempt
to raise a span into place in 1916, when
fourteen lives weiv lost as u broke
irom its moorings in mid-air and
plunged into the river.
Profiting by the disaster of last
year, the -engineers have introduced ail
possible precautions against a recur
rence and as evidence of the care with
which calculations have been made, it
was stated that the 5,000 ton mass of
metal varied only five-eights of an
inch from the computations as to how
far it would bring down the cantilev
ers after the scows had floated from
beneath it.
- Thousands of people lined the river
banks whoa the span was moved on
scows from Sillery Cove to the bridge
site, and a great cheer went up when
the hoistinjr chains were fastened in 1
place and the scows slipped from be- 1
neath. The span swayed a few minutes, i
lurching downward as the cantilivers ,
bent under the tremendous weight, but
soon became still.. All ay long ,
rhnnps wntrhpd the onerationa.
The engineers estimate that- the 75
foot mark will be reached tomorrow if
the same ideal weather conditions prevail.

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