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. VOL. LIX. NO. 348 POPULATION 29,919 NORWICH, CONN., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1917 12 PAGES 84 COLUMNS PRICE TWO CENTS
Buy a Liberty Bond and Back Up the Boys at the: Front, Who Are Fighting for Your Honor, Your Home and Your Country I II I 1 II II .I, Win - ! Mill I I I HI I. .1 .1. II I I 1 11 1 1 II I RUSSIANS STIFFEN ' THEIR RESISTANCE i v f . - .. . . -To the German Forces Which Now Possess the Greater Portion of the GERMAN WARSHIPS UNABLE TO GIVE GREAT AID The Russian Have Sunk Two German Torpedo Boats and Damaged Two Others Russian Warships are Reserved to Close Pathway Through the Gulf of Finland Up to Petrograd -The Troops ing' to Their Trenches in Flanders Little Activity upkeep Reported From Other itf&rentty three' has been no cessa tJon in the hurried program of the Germans to Seize In Its entirety the Russian Island of Oesel at the head of thn finlf of Finland. But although f their troops have now taken . the greater portion of the island, the adi they had expected from their fleet in ftuttlne down Russian opposition in djacent waters is meeting with con- pwarahips. The Russians are disinclined to rthrow their naval vessels into a gen eral engagement with the invaders. fearing that the superiority of the fGermans would result in losses to them rwhlch would leave . open the pathway through the Gulf of Finland up to pPetrograd. But in a small battle with torpedo craft and possibly light cruis ers the Russians have sunk two Ger man torpedo boats and damaged two others in Soela sound to the north of Oesel Island, while the Russians them selves lost a torpedo boat destroyer. The Germans, who were accomoanied Kby a battleship, put to sea after the engagement. The German land Torces now are driving hard against the Svorb penin sula, on the southwestern portion or fthe island of Oesel, with the object of capturing the batteries at SereL which dominate the eastern entrance to the Gulf of Riga. According to the Ber lin war office, the Russians in this re Kion are- Isolated, but are desoeratehr trresteting. Berlin reports also that UAbro Island, off the southern coast of pOesel, and Runo Island, in the middle of the Gulf of Riga, have been occu pied by Teutonic troops. It is assert ed that 2.4O0 prisoners, 30 guns, 21 machine guns and several airplanes were captured by the Germans in Oesel. EASTERN STATES FACE A SUGAR SHORTAGE Hpeople Appealed To to C- Down Con sumption of Candy. "Washington, Oct. 16. The eastern States face a sugar shortage, with no prosnect cf relief before late in No vember, when the new Hawaiian and "western bet crops arrive. In a state ment ton:srt fflrppsstiTis th RlinrfapA. the fed administration again appeal ed to the American people to cut down Itheir cons'imntion of candy and sweet udrinks and at the same time gave warnine that retailers already have received their stocks at prices recently ktgreed upon and the public shftuld pay jio more during the temporary scareitv in t!?e east than it has been paying durin? the past 30 days. The shortage is du the adminis tration says, to the failufe of the pub lic outside of a few loyal homes to reduce consumption, and the unusual exports to France in order that the French people may have their meager ration of one pound of sugar per per eon per month. MILITANTS A "LITTLE BAND OF WILFUL WOMEN" White House Pickets so Classed Mrs. Swinburne Hale. by St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 16. 'Mrs. Swin burne Hale (Beatrice Forbes Robert son) of New York, spoke in; behalf of woman suffrage at the City club here today. She said that if the world is to be made safe for democracy, Amer ica could not coisistently deny the ballot to women. . Mrs. Hale referred to the suffragists who are picketing the White House as a little band of wilful women" . who should not be considered as repre sentatives of the suffrage organiza tion. I -Mrs. Ha 'Forbes Eo!;: - niece of Sir Johnston on, the English actor. 'CITY CONVENTIONS HELD IN BRIDGEPORT. ' Democratic Platform Calls for Munici pal Ownership of Trolley Lines. Bridgeport, Conn.. Oct. 16. Republi cans and democrats tonight at city . conventions named full city tickets for the election on Nav. 6. The republi cans renominated the entire republi 1 can ticket headed by Mayor Clifford B. Wilson. The democrats nominated William T. Kirk over George E. Crawford for mayor on the first ballot, the vote being S8 to 22. The demo cratic platform declares for municipal ownership of the trolley lines in order to defeat a continuance of the six cent far. HARD COAL OPERATORS PLEDGE THEIR SUPPORT To the Government in Solving the Coa! Problsm. Washington. Oct. 16. Anthracite coal operators, representing most of the country's hard coal output, at a conference with he fuel administration today, pledged full support to the gov ernment in solving the coal problem. They agreed to name a representative t oact r.a an assistant to the adminis tration and a committee to represent the industry in all government del- Island of Oesel of the Entente Allies Are Still Fronts. The troops of the entente allies arw still keeping to their trenches in Flanders, probably awaiting a better ment of soil conditions, which the re cent rains and flooded .streams ren dered almost impracticable for attacks. Probably, however. Field Marshal Haig and the French commander on his left have not yet sufficiently pounded the German lines with their big guns to warrant the turning loose of the in fantry for other gains. Day and night the British and French guns are showering the German positions with the usual . mass of steel wHich is thrown upon them prior to an attack, while the Germans at various points, especially in the important salient of the Ypres-Staaen railway, are reply inr vigorously. ' To .the south along the Aisne front the Germans, following a lively bom bardment, have again attacked the French and succeeded in penetrating their entrenchments. As has been customary, however, the French im mediately counter-attacked and re gained the lost ground. Little fighting of great intensity, ex cept by the artillery wings of the op Dosing forces, is taking place in any of the war theatres, but there is every indication that shortly along the Isonzo front in - the Austro-Itallan zone an other big battle will begin. From the head of the Adriatic northward to the Eainaizza - plateau- intense araMW? duels are in progress along the front lines and against tire Austrian lines of communication In the rear. Consider able activity is in progress along the Carso front. Aerial raids in force have been re sumed by British naval aviators on German positions in Belgium. The iBruges docks and several alr- irnmen Vi a vc hppn fiiiccefisfiillTr nrm- I barded. STATE CONVENTION OF KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Nehemiah Candee of South Norwalk Elected Grand Chancellor. New Haven, Conn., Oct. 16. It was announced tonight that the $2,340 needed to equip a motor ambulance for service in France had all been pledged at the state convention of the Knights c Pythias here. The fund was started last night and was quickly completed today. The convention was adjourned after the election of the following officers: Grand chancellor, Nehemiah Candee, South Norwalk; grand vice chancellor, Maniius H. .Norton, New Britain; grand prelate, James Kelley, Jr., Win sted; grand keeper of records, George E. Wright, Hartford; grand master of exchequer, William N. Potter, Willi mantic; grand master at arms, Eman uel Cave, Bridgeport; grand inner guard, Frederick C. Margraff, Water bury; grand outer guard, William Cowlishaw, New Britain; grand trus tee, John F. Osborn, Ansonia (for three years); supreme representative, Charles A. Gates, Willimantic: alter nate, Past Grand Chancellor Deming, Sevmour. QUESTION OF SUPPLIES FOR SWITZERLAND Being Discussed by the . War Board and the Swiss Minister. Washington, Oct. 16. Negotiations between the war trade board and Hans Sulzer, the SwiS3 minister, have reach ed the stage where propositions made by the United States government re garding the question of supplies for Switzerland have bel-n forwarded by Minister Sulzer to his government for its consideration. It has not been disclosed what con ditions are attached to the nronositinn nor what supplies it is contemplated to send. Mr. 'Sulzer bas been in consultation with tho trade board almost daily and It is understood has been able to fer nish the statistics the board asked re garding 'Swiss exports and imports, production and consumption. STRIKING PUPILS STONE SCHOOL BUILDING. Police Reserves Call Out to Quell Riot in New York. New York, Oct. 16. One thousand striking pupils of public school No. 171, on the upper East Side of the city, who told the police they were striking against the so-calTed Gary system of school admlnistriASbn, stoned the institution today until it was necessary to call out the police, re serves to quell the riot. Fourteen ar rests were made. TO PERMIT EXPORTATION OF CORN TO MEXICO. Negotiations to Be Taken Up for a Million Bushels. Mexico City, Oct. 16. Secretary of State Lansing at Washington has no tified the committee on foodstuffs of the national chamber of commerce that the United States will permit the exportation of a. million bushels of corn to Mexico and that negotiations to this end should be taken up with Herbert C. Hoover, thei American food administratac Cabled Paragraphs Germany to Expand War Zones. London, Oct. 16. According' to news from Berlin in an undated despatch received by the admiralty by the Wireless Press, Germany im expected shortly to declare the coasts of tike United States. Canada and Cuba war ones. GOVERNOR ISSUES LIBERTY LOAN PROCLAMATION Urges Every Man and Woman In the State to Subscribe. Hartford. Conn.. Oct. . 16. fftolleat co-operation by all the people of Con necticut In an effort to make the seo oad liberty loan a complete success Is urged by Governor Marcus BL Hoi comb In a proclamation Issued today. in consequence or .rresident Wilson namlngrs naming: of Wednesday, Oo toDer js, as j-iioerty uay. The procla mauon: , State of Connecticut. By His Excellency, . Marcus h. x-iolcomb. Governor. A Proclamation: wnereas tne president has pro claimed Wednesday, October 24th, as Liberty Loan Day and has made the afternoon a legal holiday for all fed eral employes whose service can be spared to enable them to participate in maKing the day a success: I, therefore, urge the fullest co-op eration by all our people, and suggest tnat so zar as is practicable, the aft ernoon of that day be devoted to a united effort to make the second lib erty loan a complete success. Every one in the state, man and woman, should welcome and embrace this op portunity to subscribe to this loan, thereby demonstrating their loyalty to their country and their interest In our soldiers who are fighting our battles. Our state" has evr responded to any demands made upon it to support our country, and will adequately respond to the present call. This is an op portunity for every person to do his bit. Let us not rely upon the large subscriptions of a few but let every one subscribe for some part of the loan, thereby Identifying themselves with this twentieth century war for the liberty of the peoples of the world Given under my hand and the seal of the state at the capitol, in Hart ford, this sixteenth day of October, In the year of our Lord, one thousand. nine hundred and seventeen, ' ' and of the independence of the United States, the one hundred and forty- secona. MARCUS H. HOLCOMB, Governor, By Hi" Excellency's command: FREDERICK L. PERRY, Secretary. LIBERTY BOND SALES NOW EXCEED $1,000,000,000 Encouraging Reports Wired From All .,,, .ParU,of-tfae Country.--:- Washington, Oct. 16. With Tour- teen working days gone and only ten more to come. Liberty bond sales were neneved by treasury officials tonight ia nave just toucnea tne 71,000,000,000 mark, a result which has le them to wonder if the $5,000,000,000 hoped for could be attained in the final days of the campaign. Committees In almost everv nart nf me country still wire encouragingly "ai mev can maKe tneir maximum to tais, says a treasury department tatement. "Possibly they can, but uner mey are concealing their actnni sales which is not believed to be the case or mere must be; a most unex pected spurt In the offlnsr. Certainly there is little shout fho saies tnus rar to warrant great con fidence that the $5,000,000,000 mark will be reached. Official figures, rem-esentine- not HQ 1 sales, reported tonight to the trpssnrv department as of the clbse of business yi-sieraay, place tne total of Jn28,230 -850 or little more than half the si - 000,000,000 believed to have been sub scribed. These figures do not include the result of the two-day canvass made by 60,000 workers in the Min neapolis district, and place the amounts in other districts far below the sums reported unofficially. The ol.iis roiiow: Boston $68,300,000: New Tort an7 07,000; Philadelnhia J19 44,1 nn. Cleveland $2,090,000: Richmond $24,- oa,ouu; Auanta. s .405.70O: fhicas-r. 56,145,000; St. Louis S4.3al.804l- sas City $2,025,000; Dallas $4,550,300; San Francisco $31,554,950: Minneanolia no report. MORE LIBERTY BONDS TO BE TAKEN BY 8TATE Treasurer Chamberlain Will Invest $750,000 in Second Loan. Hartford, Conn., Oct. 16. State Treasurer Frederick S. Chamberlain will purchase for the state liberty bonds to the amount of $750,000. Mr. Chamberlain said today that the state held a little over $1,500,000 of the previous issue of the bonds and that he would exchange these for four per cent, bonds. The state will thus own government bonds to the amount of over $2,250,000. Under the law passed at the recent sessions of the general assembly the state treasurer has power to invest money In bonds of municipalities and United States bonds and apply the In terest to the building up of the state sinking fund to take, care of state bonds on their maturity. FURTHER LOANS TO .THE ALLIED NATIONS Brings Total Credits of the United States Up to $2,711,400,000. Washington, Oct. 16. oans of $50, 000,000 to Russia, $25,000,000 to Great Britain, $20,000,000 to France and $3, 000,000 to Belgium made today, brought the total credits of the United States to allied nations up to $2,711 -400,000. OBITUARY. Linus Birdsey. Meriden, Conn., Oct. 16. Linus Birdsey, at one time a prominent dem ocratic politician, died here this even ing at the age of over 92 years. Up to his 80th year, when he lost the use of his lower limbs through paralysis, he had never missed a Sunday in at tending service and Sabbath school at the First Baptist church. He served terms as sheriff and postmaster and in his younger days was quite active in business cfrclos here. Wesley M. Owen. Bloomington, HI., Oct. 16. Wesley M. Owen, aged 48, who was an 'as sociate Justice in the Panama Canal zone during the second administration of President Roosevelt died suddenly, at hia home brrs."rtanv . World of Trade After the War PICTURED TO SOUTHERN COM MERCIAL CONGRESS BY SECRETARY REDFIELD Saya ' Germany Is No Longer the World's Source of Potash, Dyestuffs, Optical Glass or Chemical Porcelain. New York. Oct. 16. What a differ ent world of trade this will be after the war was pictured to the Southern Commercial Congress here tonight by Secretary Redfleld. In an address tell' ing of the cutting of the threads of Germany's foreign commerce by her own act. and of the awakening of America and her allies to the danger of having their Industries dependent upon foreign and possibly upon un friendly sources of supply. ,. Will be a Strans World. "When peace shall come . and her merchants take up the task of restor ing Germany's ruined commerce they will find that It Is a strange world which they seek to re-enter," said the secretary. "There will be difficulties in the path of future peaceful pene tration of which they seem not to dream. Commercial frightfulness, like its military namesake, will have pass ed away. Tt will hardly be said again to any secretary of commerce of the .United States that the Germanvdyestuff verein will not 'permit' the establishment of an American dyestuff Industry. The monopolies on which German foreign commerce in large part seemed to rest secure have passed away. Our friends beyond the sea and we ourselves have learned the danger of having our in dustries wholly dependent on foreign sources of supply which may become unfriendly. A German Delusion. 'Tt is pitiful to read ' extracts from the German press which seem to show that they expect to take up the task of building their commerce - from where they laid it down. They reckon the world's demand for potash as a purely German asset. It was so but it is so no longer. They were the world's source for dyestuffs. That op portunity has gone. It was they to whom the world looked . for optical glass. We do not look there now. They were the source of supply of chemical porcelain. We make it to day as well as they.' I need not tell you of the commer cial value of what we call 'good will Dusiness as a going concern. xne great markets of the world have been and are to be found among the nations who have parted company with Ger many in the present struggle. Her past msrkets have been found among them. The peoples of those lands are not likely by one common impulse to turn quickly to Germany for a re newal of the commercial intercourse which was broken by her act. Will See Things Differently. "It must be renewed under circum stances of peculiar hardship. As it will be a strange world upon which the German merchant will look out when war will close, so let me add, it will be in a large measure a strange world upon which the American mer- j chant will look out at the seme time. When embargoes are over and trading with the enemy acts shall have ceased to trouble? we also shall see things differently. The novelty on our part will not arise from- separation but the reverse. we have gained and are gaining a better understanding of the world we live in. Scales of provin cialism have fallen from our eyes. Things Cannot Be as They Were. "When our sons have fought, and died together with those of Great Britain. France, Italy. Russia and our other honored friends, things cannot be as they were before that happened. Each knows the other better than he did. Old lines of separation have gone. Our vision is enlarged. Applied to "commerce, this means that we un derstand other peoples and their needs better and know better what we may c(p to supply them. Our men with vision are reaching out into all the lands. We are in the family whether we will or no, and in mv earnest be lief, we shall draw richly from the family intercourse. If we were those who look upon the peaceful contests of commerce as economic war, we should hardiy feel we could speak with freedom in this presence of the coming days when normal commercial intercourse throughout the world shall replace present restricted conditions, for we recognize as a matter of course, as an opportunity and a duty they are not slow to see and upon which they ightly act. that the nations associated with us in this war are preparing for their proper share of the world's bus iness when the war shall close. "Believing as we do, however, that commerce Is not war but mutual in tercourse to mutual gain. we look without fear and with strong approval upon every effort of our friends to renew commercial and industrial ac tivities in the happier days that are coming." JAPANESE PARLIAMENTARY PARTY IN WASHINGTON To Make a Study of United States Congress Methods. Washington. Oct. 16. The Japanese parliamentary party of five delegates from the Japanese aiet. neaea oy Dr. T. Masao. arrived in Washington to day to make a special study of United States congress metnoas ana aiso to ascertain the state of public feeling in America concerning questions In which Japan is deeply interested. President Wilson win receive tne mission ' tomorrow and they win call on. Secretary Lansing. Another special mission, represent ing the Imperial Japanese railways, which has come to study American transportation ad Industrial conditions, will arrive in New York Oct. 21. Secretary Redneld or tne department of commerce is arranging for the en tertainment or tne , railway mission which will be received formally by the state department. " Mexican Bandits Driven Off. Mission. Tex., Oct. 16. Five Mexi can bandits cany mis morning at tacked the Mexican village -of Gran geno, six" miles southeast of Mission. Armed citizens drove them' away. Congressmen to Visit War Fronts TEN MEMBERS GOING IN AN UN- . . OFFICIAL CAPACITY OTHERS ARE TO FOLLOW Will Visit England, Belgium, France, Italy and Switzerland Carry Letters of Introduction to Gen. Pershing. Washington, Oct. 16. Ten members of congress, traveling in an unofficial capacity, but carrying special pass ports arranged for by the state depart ment, are on the way to Europe to visit the war fronts and fraternize with the parliamentary representatives of the allies. In the party are Repre sentatives Dale, Vermont; ay lor and Timberlake, Colorado; Hicks, New York; Johnson, Dill and Miller of Washington; Goodwin, Arkansas; Stephens, Nebraska, and Parker, New Jersey; former Representative Stout of 'Montana and Ross L. Hammond, a Fremont, Neb., editor, s,nd others. Arranged Trip Informally. The visit is a development of the recent cabled and personal invitations o frepresentative members of the British and French parliaments for closer affiliation of the parliamentary bodies of the allied governments through personal conferences at the British, French and Italian capitals. President Wilson did not favor con gress officially accepting the invita tion at this time and neither house took action, but the ten members ar ranged their trip informally. Other representatives are expected to follow soon. "While this Is not an official com mission," Representative Dale wrote his constituents in explanation of the trip, "it is certified by the secretary of war and the speaker of the house as on that goes in the interest of our country and the relations between its government and the governments of the allied nations. Have Letters of Introduction. Members of the party are armed with letters of introduction to Ambassador Sharp at Paris, to General Pershing and to others. They will visit Eng land, Belgium, France, Italy and Switzerland, and hope to be back in Washington in time for the opening of congress in December. GOULD RELINQUISHES CONTROL OF D. & R. G. The Miawa1! TTpttfTL rscteos- Now-in Control. Denver, Col., Oct. 16. The Missouri Pacific faction, so-called, replaced the Gould interests as the controlling power of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway company at the annual meet ing of stockholders of the road today, when only three directors of fae Gould wing were given places, while four new Missouri Pacific faction di rectors were chosen. Besides the three Gould directors, four others were re elected. The Gould representatives now on the board are Arthur Coppell, Edward T. Jeffery and George 4. Gould. The new "Missouri Pacific" directors are Harry ' Bronney. E.. L. Brown (presi dent of the Rio Grande), J. Horace Harding and John W. Flatten, who heads the stockholders' protective com mittee. The other directors re-elected were B. F. Bush, president of the Missouri Pacific, George Haven. FInley Shepard and R. T. Williams. The directors are to meet . in New York Nov. 1, when Mr. Brown. . it is expected, will be elected to the presidency for the regu lar term. STRIKE OF COAL MINERS HAS BEEN AVERTED In Mines Operated by Southwestern Interstate Operators' Association. Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 16. The strike of coal miners called for Friday morning in all mines operated by the Southwestern Interstate Operators' association in Missouri, Kansas, Okla homa and Arkansas was called off early tonight, according to Alexander Howat, president of District 14 of the United Mine Workers of America. The operators came here at the in stance of Administrator Garfield to plan effective team work between the coal industry and the government. It was brought out that the mines have produced 8,000,000 tons more of anthracite than had been mined at the same time last year. All of the op erators declared the most difficult problem is that of distrTBution. but they promised to coroperate with the government and the railroads in the program to furnish every consumer coal actually needed at government prices. THEFT OF METAL FROM A UNITED STATES VESSEL. Four Men on Trial at Bostor $2,500 Bail Each. -Held in Boston, Oct. 16. The theft of metal valued at more than $5,000 from a United States steamship here was re vealed for the first time today with the arraignment of three men before United States Commissioner Hayes on charges ' of larceny. The prisoners. John Quirk, Roy L. Betts and James J. Dalton of East 'Boston, and- Nicholas Powers, a junk dealer, who ws charged with receiving stolen goods, pleaded not guilty and were held in $2,'5O0 ball each for hearing later. The government alleged that the men took 4,000 pounds of brass, cop per and iron while employed by con tractors on the steamship in Septem ber. A GERMAN ARRESTED FOR FALSELY REGISTERING With the United States Shipping Com missioner as an American Citizen. New Orleans. Oct. 16. Harry H. Clifford, who admits he is a native of Dantzic, Germany, - was arrested here today by department of justice agents on a charge of falsely registering with the United States shipping commissioner- as an American citizen. The agents said they were investigating Clifford's suspected activities in fliis country. The prisoner told "the au thorities that he was a member of the crew of the German cruiser Gneisenau, sunk in December, 1915, in the battle I Condensed Telegrams Marshal J off re inspected the Ameri can troops in France. - Mexico is expected to raise the em bargo on coal shortly. Fifty women began training in Brook lyn to replace men as subway guards. American Smeltinq & Refining Co reduced the price of lead from 8 to 7 cents a pound. Delivery of the second issue of Lib erty bonds to purchasers who have paid in full was begun. The navy department simians sta tlon and aviation school at Cape May, J. J., was formally opened. An order said to total $7,000,000 was received by the central Leather Co, rrom the Russian government. The sixth annual convention of the International Association of Dairy and .Mint inspectors opened in Washing ton. . Nine emergency courses in war re lief work will be offered during the present college year by Wellesley col lege. American Ambassador Paae to Lon don, who has been suffering from an attack or ptomaine poisoning, has re covered. Hundreds of young men are still wanted for the Second Naval Reserve district, with headquarters at New- PUI L, XV. X. Dr. Henry von Dyke, former minis ter to the Netherlands, addressed the Princeton students on Christianity and world peace. The Meriden High school has raised the sum of $6a0 wit hwhich to pur. chase a Red Cross ambulance for ser vice in France. At a meeting in Moscow the Ortho dox council prohibited the clergy from participating in the provisional Rus slan government. Alfred Halymar of New York was drowned when an American steamer was sunk by a submarine. He was a member of the crew. y Mayor Curley of Boston, will present to the city council an ordinance for bidding the employment of girls un der 21 as bootblacks. Twenty Villa followers were hanged to telegraph poles near Torreon. They attacked a military train, mistaking it for a passenger train. Mediators of the department of la bor settled the strike of railway clerks and station agents on the Northern Pacific railway. '-The Memphis Merchants' ' Exchange adopted rules forbidding speculation in cottonseed meal, but permitting hedege selling for protection. German trade union leaders visited German headquarters in the field to protest against the military suppres sion 01 trade unionist activities. Cooperating with the Serbian gov. eminent, the American Red Cross ship ped 5,000 bags' of flour to Serbians held prisoners by the Austrians. Students of Phillips Exeter academy, Exeter, N. H., pledged themselves to refrain from many luxuries to raise 4,000 toward Y; M. C. A. war work. Another American cardinal will be chosen at a consistory expected to be held late in November. Archbishop Ireland is mentioned for the honor. One hundred and fifty young men between the ages of 16 and 19 will be accepted by the Marine Corps as ap prentices to be trained as bandsmen. Dr. Alexander Hamilton Rice,, the explorer, was commissioned senior lieutenant in the Naval Reserve, and assigned to the naval school at New port. A committee of four was appointed by the Council of National Defense to make an immediate investigation of the housing situation at munition plants. ' Roman S. Malinowski, said to be a former officer in the German army, wa3 arrested at Ansonia, on the charge of violating alien enemy re strictions. Naval recruits laid the foundation for a building to serve as winter quar ters at the Wakefield, Mass., rifle range. The sailors will do all the con struction work. Automobile accidents in Massachu chusetts have decreased 14 per cent so far this year, although the number of cars registered is 32 per cent, more than last year. Dr. Harry A. Garfield, fuel adminis trator, ordered the shipment of coal to Michigan to tide over consumers In that state until shipments to the north west are going steadily. The French government authorized subscriptions to the American Libetry loan by American soldiers in France. There is a law in France against sub scriptions to foreign loans. . Shots were exchanged at a station on the Southern railway in Argentina between marine and strikers who tried to detain a supply train. One man was killed and eight wounded. 0 Controlling interest In the Argentine Navigation Co.. with $10,000,000 cap ital and more than 300 vessels, was ac quired by the Lamport 9 Holt Line, and the Royal Mall Steam Uacket Co. Officials of state organizations of the United Mien Workers of America vot ed to call a strike affecting all mines in Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas beginning Friday morn ing. Seattle, Wash., Is being terrorized by the presence of a "woman-slugger." Six attacks on women were reported within 36 hours and women are afraid to venture on the streets after dark unescorted. Leo S. Rogers was appointed speoial assistant attorney general with head quarters in Boston to aid In the prose cution of the government's anti-trust suit against the United States Shoe Machinery Co. Lieut. John Frost, U. S. R and Lieut. McLaughlin of an artillery fegi ment fell 100 feet in an airplane near San Antonio, Tex. McLaughlin is not expected to recover, while Frost was Government Expenditures SINCE JULY 1 ARE NEARING THE $3,000,000,000 MARK $1,571,200,000 TO ALLIES Receipts and Expenditures Are About Ten Times Greater Than They Were for Corresponding Period Last Year. Washington. Oct. 16. Government expenditures since the beginning of the fiscal year July 1 are nearing the ' $3,000,000,000 mark. The total, re ported on the daily treasury statement of yestreday, was $2,291,075,341. This is nearly $800,000,000 more than re ceipts during this period, including the portion of the first Liberty loan paid ' since the fiscal year began. $1,571,200,000 Advanced to Allies. The greatest sincle item of. expend!- ; tlire Was 41,571 200 Ofln aAranA . allies. Ordinary disbursements in- eluding military and naval expendl- '. tures and the cost thus far of the shipbuilding and aircraft production total nf S9SR-711 799 ho J kaan in the retireme'nt of short time cer tificates of indebtedness. Receipts From Ordinary 8oureee Receipts from ordinary sources, In cluding the income tax (paid for the ' most part Just before the end of the 1 fiscal year) customs receipts and taxes , on liquors, bejBr, tobacco and other dl- ! rect taxes, totalled $269,642,595. A to tal of $512,674,906 on the first Liberty !' loan was paid in this fiscal year, while $1,350,000,000 was realized through the issuance of short time certificates of indebtedness which will have to be retired out of second Liberty bond re ceipts. ' Receipts and expenditures for the corresponding period last year were ! $220,529,360 and $302,502,285, respect- : ively, or about one-tenth of this year's figures. FIRE IN STOCKYARDS AT KANSAS CITY 1 About 11,000 Head of Cattle and 3,300 ! Hogs Were Destroyed. Kansas City, Oct. 16. Reports that the fire which today destroyed a large 1 portion of the Kansas City stockyards and resulted In the death of approxl- ! mately 11,000 cattle and 3,800 hogs ! was of loeendlaraK. otnslnr --persist though discredited by officials of the ' corporation owning the yards. While no definite estimates have been made, insurance adjusters and officials of the stock yards corporation place the loss at approximately $750, 000. Lieutenant F. J. Bishoff of the first fire company to arrive at the yards after the alarm had been received, said that three fires were burning fully 2,000 yards apart, in different portions of the yards. George E. Collett. general manager of the stock yards, declared he be lieved the Are resulted from natural causes and the wind had blown sparks from the first fire, starting the other two blazes. Private detectives, how ever were said to be Investigating the incendiary rumors. ANOTHER JEWELRY ROBBERY AT GREENWICH. Several Thousand Dollars' Worth Taken from Home of T. L. Pomeroy. Greenwich. Conn., Oct. 16. Jewelry- to the amount of several thousands of dollars was taken by burglars from the' home of Theodore L. Pomeroy some time last night or early today. according to a statement made by the police here. The family was out of town when tho burglary took place. and are still away, so that the exaot value of the property cannot be ascer tained as yet. Entry to the house, which is In Maple avenue, was gained through a second story window, and the loot was taken from family bed rooms. There is no clue to the thieves. Two weeks ago the home of Theodore Pomeroy, a nephew of the man robbed ast night, was looted In the same manner and a quantity of silverware taken. FOREIGN LANGUAGE PAPERS MUST FILE TRANSLATIONS Of AH Artloles Referring to the Gov ernment of Natlone at War. Washington. Oct. 18. Foreign lan guage newspapers. Issued after mid night tonight and not licensed by the postofflce department under the trad ing with the enemy act must file with their local postmasters English trans lations of all articles referring to the government of any nation at way. Otherwise the publications may not be mailed or distributed in any other way under heavy penalty. Postmaster Burleson announced to night that more than a thousand pa pers had been licensed. SUIT OF INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY. Reargument Postponed Until After the Steel Suit Has Been Argued. Washington, Oct. 16. Rreargument of the government's dissolution suit against the International Harvester company was today temporarily post poned when the case was called In the supreme court, under an agreement 1 between the department of Justice and J attorneys for the company the case ! will not be held until after the steel i suit has been argude, which is expect ed to be some time in January, FIREMAN ON . DESTROYER COMMENDED FOR GALLANTRY Harold H. Duke Rescued a Shipmate From Drowning. Washington. Oct. 16. Harold H. Duke, a fireman aboard a United . States destroyer, has been commended ; by Secretary Daniels for gallantry, in Jumping overboard from his vessel on ' the night of September 14 and res- ; oulng a shipmate from drowning. An other destroyer was moored alongside ' and Duke Jumped in between the two j ships despite the danger of being ( "1 1'