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'VOL LIX. NO. 326 POPULATION 29,919 NORWICH, CONN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER ,21, 4917 TEN PAGES 70 COLS. PRICE TWO CENTS Mfmib ' i ia1 m I i l XV mm -ii e- . ; ,v , 1 : ' : : : - : : : : : The Bulletin's Circulation in Norwich is Double That of rAny Other Paper, And Its TofcHCircjulation f ' ' ' ' 1 S" 1 ; " is the Largest in Connecticut in Proportion to the City's Population. j. . i ' SUCCESSFUL MADE BY Along a Front of Eight Miles Between the Ypres-Com- ; ines and Ypres - CAPTURED MORE THAN British Guns Had Knocked Troops Advanced: I hey : in Places for a Mile or More The Advance is Regarded ' - - - - w-. . . , . .1 as Une or tne most Kemarkabie Achievements in Kecent Months The Russians . ' i r, ance to me oermans on patch Says China is .Willing to Send 300,000 Troops to France. Another concentrated effort by Field Marshal Sir Douglas HaigT, the British commandter-ln -chief, to break down the German defences east of Ypres is under way. A British drive along a front of eight miles .between the Vprea-Com bines and the Tpres-Staden railways was started at (lawn Thurs day morning. At. nightfall the 'Brit ish commander reported the occupa tion of important positions, the cap ture of more than two thousand pris oners and the Infliction of heavy cas ualties on the Germans. Heavy artillery -preparation Dor days had been going on and extensive raids in anticipation of a tremendous infantry assault, and when the -Brit ish left the trenches they wre pre- " ceded by row upon row of barrage flreJ strong infantry attack of the Ger- I larly in view of the government's ipow rotilnir (ntA th HAma a oWmana tr hA t I pr to nreveiit lmnortation bv refusing reaching into the Germa lines to greater depth than t on any previous occasion. Concrete redoubts, hundreds of machine guns, barbed wire entan glements and marshy ground faced the British in their storming opera tions; but the heavy - guns had cut down many of the barriers and the British . went forward steadily, gairF Ing all he objectives laid down in the plan of operations for the first day and penetrating the German-Iinee In places for a mile or mre. "-'""' - The official report" from Field Mar shal Halg characterizes the result cf the day's - tiattle as a great success and the Associated Press Staff corres pondent at the front declares ' that the British maintain the positions to which thfey have advanced "they will have accomplished one of the . most remarkable and most important achievements In recent months." Strong German forces had been as sembled for the purpose of - holdinpr back the British troops In this most Important sector, as the tremendous bombardment - which had been going cn dally, serveral times reaching 'drumfire intensity, presaged a deter mined effort to break throughand the German resistance at; many points 1 . 1 : CONFEREES SLOW ON THE WAR TAX BILL House Members Demand Increase War Profits Taxes. ' Washington, Sept. 20. Unexpected demands of house members for a sub stantial increase in war profits taxes so complicated the contest over the war tax bill late today that final en actment of the measure early next week . confidently expected by senate and house conferees, apparently was doubtful. Coincident with the adjournment of the conferees, a meeting of the house ways and means committee which drew the original bill, was called for tomor row to discuss the situation and some western and southern members of the committee announced that they would demand an increaf? in the senate ex cess war profits figures from $1,060, 000,000 to $1,500,000,000. It was explained that the ways and means committee- would try to induce the conferees to accept the larger fig ure, but should this fail high tax ad vocates declared they would carry the contest to the floor of the house. . . In the conference today definition of capital, cn which there is a wide dif ference of opinion between the two houses, was one of the big stumbling blocks and the basis for figuring values of patents, copyrights, trademarks, good will arvi other intangible assets also caused much discussion. , Besides the differences on the ex cess profits section, proposed advertis ing and automobile taxes and second class mail rates were under consider ation. ' . CANADIANS STRIKE AGAINST CONSCRIPTION Trades and Labor Congress Considers Resolutions Along That Line. ' Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 20. Delegates here at the Dominion Trades and La bor congress had before them for con sideration yest,erday resolutions to the effect that a strike, should be called throughout Canada if the government attempts to enforce the conscription law without fist establishing effective conscrlV-ion of the wealth of the coun try. The debate on the subject indi cateJ that most of the delegates were in favor of the resolutions, which were to coma up for a vote later. V'LD ENGINE CRASHED INTO PASSENGER TRAIN rir men and Two Negro Passengers Killed Near Neon, Ky. Xm. Ky.. Sept. 20. John Allphin, f. reman and two negro . passengers were- injured when a freight locomo tive . running wild. early tonight, e -nshed into a Louisville and Nashville passenger train about a mil west of here. The locomotive Is thought to have been set in motion by a negro who at the time 'the engine was first see nto be in motion, was observed rjunning away. Efforts to catch the negro failed. mm BRITISH Staden Railways TWO THOUSAND MEN Down the Barriers Before the fenetrated the German Lanes v- Are Offering Determined Resist- ..i n . i x-v- ine ruga rronc reion IDis was of the fiercest ' nature. The wea ther Is reported favorable for the con tinuation of the battle and as the visibility is improving aviators are taking a prominent part In observa tion, air fighting and attacks "upon the enemy infantry and batteries.. On the Trench ront no important fighting is reported except a German attack southeast of Cerny which was k -c u 11 j vny, tov- trm mi fi,mnini.,,. ki, kv without success, according to the Ber- lin war office The Russians are determinedlv re- sistine the attacks of the Teutonic allies on the Riga front. After a mans in the region east of Lemberr I Lett troops organized a darintr coun- I ter-attack, which, with the energetic I co-ODeration of the artillerv. drne-n 1 the enemy back with heavy losses. In I tne Ocna region, on the Rumanian I front, the Germans by a counter-at-I tack. forced the Rumanian troona to I abandon positions they had previous- or, its equivalent, but this is not re ly taken 'from the Teutons. In the garded as final until the decision is Caucasus region battles between, the unanimous. The objections of about Russians and,- Kurds -continue in a 10 -per ceftt-Dtthe men to the , low freezine- temnerature with the-' snow"! four"' feet' deep in places. - I Baron Rhondda, the- British food controller, has made' announcement that he intends to inaugurate a new food economy campaign, owing to a shortage in the world's supply of ,ce- I reais, meats ana rats. Karon lihondda I c.eciarea tnat ir voluntary measures , 1 1 i . . i j i 1 1 . i imicu lie wuiira nave no lompuncnon I in putting the nation on compulsory rations." , I .Peking despatches say that the Chi nese government is willing to send three hundred thousand troops to I France, if the entente powers approve. I A Tokio despatch says that Janan I htnSI?rdie-0n.thl3 Proe?ltion and . there are indications that Japan will, not oppose such action. CENTRAL SPAN OF QUEBEC BRIDGE BOLTED INTO PLACE It is the Largest Cantilever Bridge in I the World. Quebec, Sept. 20. The central span ! of the Quebec cantilever bridrre was successfully bolted into place this af ternoon at 3.28 o'clock, linkine- to gether the arms of the largest bridg-e of its kind in the world. The hoist ing operation began last Monday morning ana tne span, which weighs 5,000 tons, was lifted by hydraulic jacKs a distance or 150 feet from pon. toons on the St. Lawrence river. - It will be some months yet before trains can 'De run over the structure. as there is much detail vnrir tn I carried out. The running time be-Lrs by tneir Austro-Hungarian cap- tween Halifax and Winnipeg will then tc'rs have been.brousht to Rome, ac- be reduced half a day. One detail Is cording- to despatches received here the .painting of the bridge which, it today bv.a prominent Italian lawyer, is estimated, will take three years and eent home by the Austrians among a will cost $35,000. number of incapacitated prisoners. " This man reported that' captives were am n.ifwii i r systematic?! llB) tortured -in the prison AN OAKVILLE WOMAN or.mps. in many cases being used rs ASSAULTED BY A NEGRO tare'ets fo1" revolver practice cr delib- , erately . poisoned. A Hungarian lieu Brute Fled When a -Grocery Clerk tenant named Farks, who is said to Rang Doorbell. Oakville, Conn., Sept. 20. The ring ing of her doorbell by a sreery clerk frightened off a negro who had attack ed Mrs. Wilfred Duval at her home here this afternoon. Airs. Duval had -gone into the cellar with one of her children when the man grabbed her ana araggea ner upstairs, when the ring came. The negro ran and to night a posse is scouring this local ity searching for him. The assailant had choked the woman badly before he ran. Mrs. Duvah says she scratoh--ed the man's face and that she can identify him. MOB TRIED TO LYNCH NEGRO AT RALEIGH, N. C. Fifteen Shots Were Fired, But No One .Was Injured. Raleigh, N. C, Sept 21. A mob of several hundred men attacked the jail here early today in an attempt to lynch a negro named Neville, ac cused of attacking the wife of a street car conductor, but before an entrance waV effected. Governor Bickett and Adjutant General Toung arrived. While the governor addressed a portion of the mob, a masked leader was urging the greater portion to batter down the jail doors. Fifteen shots were tired be- ifore the state omciaJs arrived., bu apparently no one was injured. .finally upon assurances of the gov ernor that he would order a special term of court to try Neville, the mob dispersed. " Bridgeport Man Accidentally Killed in Franc. Washington, Sept. 20. The war de partment has received notice of the death in France of Private Raymond W. Harris, who was accidentally kill ed September , 13, .1917. His father, Walter Harris, lives at 691 Brook Bireet, Bridgeport, Conn. Cabled Paragraphs Killed by German Torpedo TAnfm - Rnf 9A SKw A Etnt I Press). Harry Shinn, of Philadelphia; an American citizen, was biown to pieces when a torpedo fired by a Ger- I man . submarine hit a British ship. I Two British subjects were killed at I the same time. - SUGAR TO BE ABOUT s EIGHT CENTS A POUND Agreement Reaohed Between Produc- ' : era and Food Administration. . Washington, Sept. 20. Beet sugar producers In conference with the food administration today reached a unani mous agreement under which the sta ble retail price -of sugar will be about eight-cents a pound. . They will sell to wholesalers at - eastern refining points at 7 1-4 cents a pound, cane basis, arid the retail price it was stat ed, would normally be not more than 3-4 cent higher. At the same time the food adminis tration announced that an internation al committee of five had been named I to arrange for the purchase and distri I bution of the -vast quantities of sugar tS ey an This committee, acting through 'the food administration under authority of I President Wilson s proclamation plac- rVen wmcoTtroi I portion or tne worm s sugar output. George M. Rolph, head of the food administration's sugar division; ' Karl D. Babst, president of the American Sugar Refining Company, and William A. Jamison of Arbuckle Brothers, are members of the committee. The allied nations are represented by Sir. Joseph White-Todd, and James V. Drake, se nior, British sugar men. Details of the sugar- distributing plan will be worked out by a food ad ministration . committee consisting of H. A. Douglass, Detroit; E. C. Howe, Denver; W. H. Hannam, San Francis co; S. H. Love, Salt Lake City; W. S. Petriken, Denver; S. W. Slnsheimer, Huntington .Beach, Calif., and W. P. Turner, Detroit. Inclusion of the big Cuban cane sug I af producing1 interests in the allied dis tributing scheme will be discussed I with the food administration tomor I?w the Cuba." minister Dr. Manuel I De Cespedes, and two Cuban sugar e". Jose Mdguel Terafa and Jose IniacIo Lezama. Cubans partlclpa- tion In the Plar u expected, particu er to prevent importation ry rerusmg "censes to producers not agreeing to tne unfrorm price. American cane suear representatives, it if believed, will take action similar to mat or tne- oeei sugar men wimin a week. " Most cane producers, al- ready have agreed to a 7 1-4 cent price, price were comnosed. at a. final -con ferenee today. The new sugar nrlce win become ef fective in the west October 1 when the 1917 crop reaches the refineries, and in the east about two weeks later. The present price of beet sugar to whole- salern Is about 8.4 cents a pound. iMrPMniADV -DMDMC Bin INCENDIARY BURNS BIG STORE OF TOMATOES $150-000 Worth Destroyed by Fire at p- jnf; r D.uhn..u ' " wn to packing company of" the Atlantic Cartnintr company at Rehobouth. Del., owned" bv Governor Townsend and Ed mund Mitchell, - of Wilmington, was burned today with most of the sea son's pack and much raw material. The loss is estimated at brtween $150,- 000 and $200,000. As two former un successful attempts were made within the last three weeks to burn the p'ace the lire is believed to be the work of an incendiary. The company was packing scuo material, part of which was to be taken by the government for the army. INHUMAN TREATMENT OF ITALIAN PRISONERS Systematically Tortured by Thoir Austro-Hungarian Captors. Washington. SeDt. 20. Stories nf inhuman treatment of Italian prison- Kclic ICU 111 DUl.ll ailUI.IUC3, IIKJW IS 111 Italian hands. MRS. KING INTENDED TO REMARRY FIRST HUSBAND Information to Tha. Effect in Hands of District Attorney. New -Tork, Sept.. '20. Information indicating that Mrs. Maude A. King, widow of James C. King, millionaire lumber man. intended this fall to re marry her first husband. Edward - B. Hull, has come Into possession of As sistant District Attorney Dbolhiir, who is gathering evidence here to aid the authorities of Cabarros Countv, North Carolina. In determining whether Mrs. King was a victom cf foul plav when s-he was killed by a pistol at Concord on August 29, PAROLED FROM SAN QUENTIN PENITENTIARY Two Former Officials of the Western Fuel Company. San Francisco, Sept. 20. James B. Smith and Frederick G. Mills, former yice president and superintendent, re spectively,, of tfie Western Fuel Com-, pany, who are serving sentences of eighteen months each in San Quen tln penitentiary - for conspiracy to de fraud the -government, have been pa roled, it was learned from Washing ton today. 27 of Bridgeport's Quota Failed to Ap pear. Bridgeport. Conn.,' Sept. 20 Twenty- seven drafted men. failed to appear for entrainment today. Included in this number are two men who are - in St. "Vincent's hospital as the result of in juries sustained in an automobile ac cident. Several of the - cases have been accounted fof but the' great ma jority are still, being- investigated by the. police and federal authorities. U8 Labor Troubles in West SPECIAL COMMISSION APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT ro LEARN THE TRUTH Secretary WUson, Who Heads the Comiffission, is to Represent Presi dent Wilson Personally To Leave Washington Soon. - Washington, Sept. 20. Labor trou bles on the Pacific coast and in the western mountain states will be in vestigated by a special commission, headed by Secretary Wilson, ap pointed today by ' President Wilson to represent him personally. The commission will leetve soon and prooaoly win spend several weeks in the west conferring with labor lead ers, employers, I. W. W. agents, state governors and others who can shed light on past disagreements, or ex ert influence for future industrial harmony. The president in his - an nouncement said he is anxious to learn the truth of charges of injus tice made by employers and labor men against each' other, and to work out some fair basis for avoiding the interference of labor disputes' with industry during the war. The present strikes in the Pacific coast shipbuilding plants, which the federal shipping- board is trying to settle to avoid further delay in its shipbuilding programme are only one prfese of the situation to be Investi gated. It is understood special at tention will be given to charges of American Federation of Labor offi cials that employers In Arizona have encouraged and even financed I. W. W. activities for the sake of discred iting the labor movement among min ers and other employes. Recent de portations of workers also will be the subject ,of injury. - Interests Equally Represented. Labor and employers' interests are equally represented on the president's commission. Colonel Spangler and Mr. Reed- are business men and Mr. Walker and Mr. Marsh are presidents, respectively, of the Illinois and Washington labor fed erations. t Mr. Frankfurter is a special assistant ' of Secretary Baker and haa acted confidentially in a number of labor situations involving the war de partmenft. it is expected the com mission will begin its investigation in about a week. . creation of ithe - commission- was urged upon the president, long before the shipyard strikes on the Pacific coast started. Shipping txferd of ficials hope to be able to compose these strikes within the next week. Chairman Hurley today conferred with the general manager of a Seat tle shipbuilding company whose granting ofunion wage demands has been a strong influence in promoting strikes for similar wages in other yards. After other conferences with Seattle builders and labor represen tatives tomorrow, Mr. Hurley expects to reach some basis for settling strikes in Seattle, Portland and other places. Reports from San Francisco today indicated that progress was being made toward settling the strike there. WARRANTS SWORN OUT FOR. PHILADELPHIA POLITICIANS They Are Charged With Conspiracy in Killing of Policeman. Philadelphia, Sept. 20. Warrants charging conspiracy in connection with the killing yesterday of a police man and the assault of two other mn by alleged Jersey City "gunmen" in the republican factional contest in the fifth ward were sworn out tonight for Mayor Thomas B. Smith, Police Lieu tenant David Bennett and Isaac Deut sch, candidate for select council and opponent of James A. Carey for the leadership of the ward. The warrants which were sworn out by Isadora Stern, a member of the state legisla ture, were riot served, but by agree ment of counsel the three men are to appear before Judge Brown in the municipal court tomorrow. In his affidavit Mr. Sterii charged Mayor Smith, Lieutenant Bennett and Deutsch with "unlawfully and mali ciously combinging to procure through themselves and others, officers and employes of the city, to take an active part in political management and Jjo- utical campaigns ana ' use their of fice to influence political movements and political action of othar officers and employes and to Interfere with the conduct of an election to be held at said city of Philadelphia on Sep tember 19, 1917, and- the .preparation therefor, and in pursuance and exe cution of said conspiracy to - commit assault and battery, aggravated as sault and battery and murder, which said conspiracy was performed and executed within the said city f Phil adelphia and elsewhere, within two years past, contrary to the farm of the act of assembly in such case made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania." RAILROAD MEN TO SUBMIT WAGE SCALE Employes of New Haven and Boston &. Maine Roads. . Boston, Sept. 20. The newly form ed joint council of office clerks, freight house clerks and freight handlers em ployed by the New York. New Ha ven and Hartford railroad and the Boston and Maine railroads voted to night to submit a new wage schedule to the two roads and to "stand . as a unit" in an effort to enforce its ac ceptance. The schedule calls for an eight hour day. . AMERICAN REGIMENT. OF ENGINEERS AT THE FRONT It is Handling Supplies of Ammuni tion for French Units. American Training Camp in Franec. Sept. 20 By the Associated Press -An American regiment of engineers has taken over an Important line of French strategic railways. While they have not yet been under shellflre the Germans- have attempted to bomb the trains. The regiment is entirely under the- French and is handling supplies of ammunition for French units. Hatred of Germans Intense in Poland STARVATION AND RIOTING IN WARSAW AND OTHER SECTIONS APPEAL TO RED CROSS Women Attack the German Soldiers in. the Streets Many Gendarmes Have Disappeared at Night Ger many Fears Trouble. Washington, Sept. 30. Starvation and rioting in Warsaw and other sec tions of Poland occupied by the Ger mans have' so increased that Ger many has authorized relief workers to seek funds wherever they may be found. The Red Cross headquarters at Geneva and agents of the Rocke feller fund have been called upon for neip. Hatred of the Germans is said to be so intense, that women attack German soldiers in the streets and gendarmes have been forbidden to patrol the country as many of them have dis appeared at night. Considerate treat ment given rlotera makes it evident, according to the despatch, that the Germans are apprehensive of disturb ances. GUARDS AT GRAVE OF MRS. ROBERT W. BINGHAM Mystery Surrounds Action Was, For merly Mrs. Henry M. Flagler. Wilmington, N. C. Sept. 20. Guards were placed tonight over the nlot In Oakdale cemetery where Mrs. Robert worth Bingham Is buried, but mem hers of the family declined to sav whether this action had any relation to - reports .that the body was to be exhumed for examination. Dr. Charles X. rcesbit. city health officer, also re fused to say - whether he had Issued a permit for .the exhuming of the ccay. Mrs. Bingham, who was a member or the Kenan family here, inherited from her first husband, Henry M. Flagler, one of the organizers of the cjianaara oil company, a fortune estf mated at $70,000,000. She was maeried io juage omgnanvm .November 191fi and died July 27 at Louisville, Ky. MARRIED IN NOVEMBER, 1916; DIED THE FOLLOWING JULY Mrs. Bingham Left 95,000,000 to Her , , Second . Husband. New York. Sept. 20.-Mrs. Flagler arm . noDori worm isingnam, former ly judge and once mayor of Louisville, Ky., were married in New York Nov ember 15, 1916r at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pembroke. Jones, the cere mony being performed by the Rev. Dr. George Morgan Ward, pastor of the Poinciana chapel, Palm Beach. Fla. - Although it had been renortert )mt sir. and Mrs. Bingham would reside rn New York, they decided to make their home in the south. When Mrs. Bingham died, after an illness of two weeks, the cause of death was given ap "acute heart disturbance." Although In her will Mrs. Bins-ham left the bulk of her great fortune to her niece; Mrs. Lewis, including the late Mr. Flegler's interests in the Florida - East Coast Railway and the Flagler chain of hotels in Florida and !n Peninsular and Oriental Stenmah'n and Standard Oil stocks., a codicil gave to Mr. .Bingham $5,000,000. WHEAT IS BEING FED TO LIVESTOCK IN OKLAHOMA Farmers Are Peeved at Price Fixed by Food Commission. Oklahoma City. Okla.. Sent. 50 Wheat is beine- fed to hosrs and nthoi- livestock a3 a substitute for corn in many counties of northeastern Okla homa, and pending governmental ac tion, very little additional wheat will be marketed from these counties at the price fixed by the food adminis tration, accordinsr to a statement to night by the state board of agricul ture. The action of the farmers is due to a number of causes, chief of which is tne scarcity of corn for feeding pur poses, coupled with the fact that the rarmer reels the goivernment has placed arbitrary prices on his pro duct at a time when the law of supply and demand is in his favor, without at the same time fixing the prices of other articles for his consumption, the statement says. , MINNEAPOLIS FLOUR MILLS ARE RUSHED Largest Output For, Weeks While Re ceipts of. Wheat Gained ' 815.000 Bushels Over Amount Ground. Washington, Sept. 20. Food admin istration officials today, pointed to the report or! last week's activities of the Minneapolis flour mills in connection with reports that some of the mills there w,er forced to close for lack of wheat. The report said: The Minneapolis mills last week pro duced 367.000 barrels of flour. This was the largest week's ' output for many weeks in excess of the produc tion for the corresponding week of 1916. The wheat used totalling 1,652, 000 bushels, while the wheat receipts for the week amounted to 2,467,000 bushels. This 'week's receipts so far have been heavy -and there is no indi cation that this r condition will change.", HAROLD WILLIS A PRISONER IN GERMANY Boston Man of French Flying Service Captured Not Killed. , New 'York, Sept. 20. A special ca ble to the Herald from Paris, says the receipt, of a military card from Har old Willis, the American aviator who was reported on September 3 as kill ed In action, confirmed earlier reports that he had been taken prisoner. . The card, received by his chum, Walter Lovell, says that Willis lariaed behind the German lines after a flight on Auprust 18. .- Willis, whose home is In Boston, was stationed in he Ver don sector and was engaged In- the heavy fighting- there - about a month ago. 1 Condensed Telegrams Puerto Rico's quota for the national army will be 12,581, instead of 7,000, as had been announced. Boston has begun her two weeks of wheatless days 'suggested by the Food Administration. American exports to Germany have dropped from $1,053,821 in July, 1916, to zero in July, 1917. Or. Soltez, an Austrian scientific ex plorer was murdered In the Dutch ter ritory of New Guinea. The machinery at the Trenton East ern Steel "Co. plant was damaged by fire to the extent of $126,000. Large quantites of old steel ri were bought by Japanese brokers Seattle and shipped to Japan. - New York New Orleans Limited No. 88 was derailed at Brewton, Ala., and two passengers were hurt. Mud in Flanders section held two Tommies" for 80 hours. They had to be drawn out by a team of .mules. Pleading to a charge of ' chicken stealing, Joe Sylvester of Philadelphia, was sentenced to one year in jail. New York city's share of the direct state tax of $12,800,000 will be approx imately 66 per cent, or about $8,500, 000. Public Service Commissioner Henry Hodge, now. a major on the staff of General Pershing, arrived safely in France. Striking employes of the Jones. & Loughlin Steel Co., of Pittsburgh, vot ed to. call out the workmen in all de partments. Shipping at New Orleans was vir tually tied up when 2.100 longshore men struck after they were refused a wage Increase. ' Former United States Senator Root will act as chairman of the anti-suffrage meeting to be held at TJtica, N. Y., next Monday. John D. Shoop, general superintend ent of Chicago school, recommended that the teaching of the German lang uage be dropped. The American schooner Aparatel, bound for Hillsborough, N. B., from Lubec. Me., was wrecked off Grind stone Island, N. B. i Mayor Thompson of Chicago issued a belated proclamation calling on the people of Chicago to honor the men of the selective draft, Army men are awaiting with keen est interest an announcement from Secretary Baker, naming a successor to Major-Generai Scott. A class of 84 policemen were grad uated from the training school at the New York police headquarters after a three months course. All of the 10,000,000 registered un der the selective draft will be examin ed at once, so they may learn the order of their liability for service. Corporation counsels from elti throughout New York State will meet at Syracuse to plan for the fight against six-cent trolley fares. The expulsion of Robert M. La Fol lette from, the United States Senate was demanded by the Association of Commerce of Green Bay, Wis. More than 200 employes of the New York Stock Exchange gave a dinner in honor of the 35 members who will be called to the front shortly. Abraham Newman, of Brooklyn, was sentenced to serve five months, in jail for serving drink to men in the United States military service. William Taqan, 12 years old, rode more than two miles on a Dicycie to a physician after being shot and wounded at Cold spring jv. x. State Senator Elmer Warner of Weatherly. Pa., offered $1,000 to the first man In the vPennsylvania draft army who captures the first German, Federal authorities at Syrcacuse, N, Y.. are investigating those responsi ble for an anti-war pamphlet, attri buted to Erwln St. John Tucker, of Chicago. Food Administrator Hoover an nounced that 40,000 traveling sales men are to be enlisted in spreading food conservation measures throughout the country. Carl S. Luecke was denied ex emption from the national army by the St. Louis district draft board. He cliamed that he was liable to serve in the German army. The Department of Health report, issued in Mexico City, states hat more than 50 per cent of the typhus plague has been wiped out and smallpox is being diminished also; Admiral Charles F. Stokes, U. 8. N, retired, is so ill at his home at Briar cliffe Manor, N. Y.. that on operation he is to undergo must be delayed until his condition improves. No more will the sophomores be per mitted to bind freshmen to tomb stones in Syracuse, N. Y:, cemeteries. Hazing was banned by Chancellor Day of the Syracuse University. The Hartford county grand jury was called in yesterday to hear - charges against three men charged with mur der and returned true bills in each case. ' An. American liner arriving at an American port reported an unsuccess ful -U-boat attack during the voyage. It was stated that a torpedo speeding straight at the ship was deflected. Many clubs have responded to the appeal of Charles H. Stout, secretary of the New York County Chapter of the American Red Cross, for playing cards to be included in the comfort kits. r A crowd of soldiers wrecked the headquarters of the Industrial Workers of the World at Los Angeles. Type writers and furniture were broken. windows smashed and movables de molished.- There were no casualties . Short Session of Senate. Washington, Sept. 20. To give many committees an opportunity to conclude work on important bills, the senate, after a day's recess remained In session but one hour today and ad journed again until Saturday. President Vested With Censorship IN THE TRADING WITH THE EN EMY BILL CONFEREES DECIDE Measure Designates Mail, Cable, Radio or Other Communications Between the' United States and Foreign Countries. "Washington, Sept. 20. A provision for censorship, under regulations oi the president, of mail, cable, radio or other communication between the United States and foreign countries, was written Into the administration trading with the enemy bill late to day by the senate and house confer ees afr a special meeting. It is des ignated to prevent military informa tion fpom reaching Germany by re lay countries. The paovision was inserted at th request of federal denartmnt link ing knowledge that many message Have reached Germany, by steami and otherwise. It was made a pari of the conferees' report concluded yes terday and will be presented to tha senate Saturday. Censorship 8ection. The section reads: "Whenever dur ing the present war the president shall deem that the public safety demands, he may cause to be censored undei such rules and regulations as he may from time to. time establish, commu nications by mail, cable, radio or oth er means of transmission passing be tween the United States and any such foreign country as he may speci fy, or which may be carried by any vessels or other means of transporta tion touching at any port or place oi territory and bound to or from any such foreign territory." Another clause provides heavy pen alties against "any person who wil fully evades or attempts to evade the submission of any such communica tion to such censorship or who wilful ly uses or attempts to use any code or other device for the purpose of con cealing from such censorship the in tended meaning of such communica tion.! A .general mails provision Is now in operation, under a provision of the es pionage act, but the new provision is regarded as greatly extending gov ernment censorship authority. The conferees were advised that many messages which have been in tercepted are in the government's pos session' in addition to those recently made yublic by the state department in connection with transmission of information through official Swedish channels. Since the attack on Gen eral Pershing's (expeditions due to ad vance information, the government is said to have been extremely active in waylaying treasonable messages. NEW HAVEN RAILROAD OFFICIALS NOT DISCOURAGED Having Trouble to Secure Enough Men to Operate Trains. a New London. Conn.. Sept. 20. As surances that the New Haven railroad was not discouraged or pessimistic about the future, but would keep on trying to give New England the kind of railroad service the territory needs mosts were given by C. L. Bardo, as sistant to the president, who ad dressed a meeting of the Rotary club tonijrht. Mr. Bardo sketched the tre mendous difficulties against which the road was struggling particularly in securing a sufficient number of men to operate its trains jhrough the with drawal of 400 employes to form rail road regiments for France and now ' further through the operation of th selective draft law, but said they had hopes that this situation could be met. G. W. Wildin of New Haven, the re cently appointed general manager oi the road also spoke, but briefly. KING ALEXANDER TO SELECT HIS OWN BRIDE His Choyce is a Young Greek Womar of High Character. Athens, Sunday. Sent. 16. fDMay- ed.) The prospects of a matrimoni al alliance for King Alexander an being widelv discussed and have be come an affair of state. Since he ascended the throne and Greece .-ir.fned the entente the view has been held that the marriage of the young king with a princess of one oi the entente countries wou'd J)e more in the Interests of Greece than a pri vate alliance. King Alexander ha& known, however, that he did not an. prove this view, hi desire being te marry a young- Greek woman of high chnracter, the daughter of a court of ficial. ' The Issue thus remains open. TOBACCO A PART OF SOLDIERS' RATIONS Advocated by Reoresentatlve Bark- i ley of Kentucky. Washington. Sen. 20. The war de partment today Informed Representa tive Barklev of Kentucky. who I seeking to have tobacco made a part of even' soldier's rations, that 88 per cent, of the regulars are tobacco users. A canvass of nat'onal guards, men and drafted men Is to be made te determin'5 how many of them use to bacco. STEEL SHARES SHOW MARKED BUOYANCY Anttcioated Prise-Fixinq Announce' ment ' and Reduced U-Boat Activi ties Bullish Factors. New York. Sept. 20. Anticipation oi . earlv price-fixing as regards Iron pro ducts, steel and copper, caused buoy ancv In the stock market today, es pecially in Bethlehem Steel and Unit ed States Steel and Copper stocks. United States Steel Common, " which sold around J04 earlier In the week, crossed 111 today. There were some spotty and irregular features. De creased . activities of German subma rines was a bullish factor. TheBritish casualties for week ended September.-18 total 4,890 men and officers. v.,, - iiie-rfaaWta