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A (fl PRICE TWO CENTS VOL LIX-NO. 357 POPULATION 29,919 NORWICH, CONN., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1917 16 PAGES 128 COLUMNS Buy a Liberty Bond and Back Up the Bo ont, Who Are Fighting for Your Honor, Your Home and Your Country FRESH GAINS FOR Cabled Paragrapf Condensed Telegrams Cable facilities to Portugal are re stricted. General Probe Brazil in State of War With Germany Italian Cabinet Has Resigned. Home, Oct. 26. The resignation of the cabinet was announced today by Premier NoaelU. Into Goal Prices Buckwheat has jumped from $1.75 a hundred pounds to $2. In German mines there are 37,563 women working and 43,095 boys. iNTENTE AT YPRES French ' Deputies Vote New Loan. Paris, Oct. 26. The bill providing for a new government loan was passed unanimously today by the chamber of deputies without a dissenting vote. VOTED BY CHAMBER OF DEPU TIES YESTERDAY MAY FOLLOW LONG LIST OF COMPLAINTS The Norwegian steamer Leander was sunk by a German submarine. . ' r Made in Another Swift and Friday MJSTRO-GERMAN ARMIES PRESSING ITALIANS Ttalians on the Northern Wing Have Been Forced to Give They Are Back Across the Isonzo North and South of ' Tolimo, Where the Battle is Being Fought on Italian Ter- ritory The German Retreat Along the Northern Rus sian Front Still Continues Entrance of Brazil Into the War Makes Germany's Eighteenth Enemy. Fresh gains of terrain by the British and French forces on the Tpres sector. by the French north of the Aisne riv er .and by the combined German and Austro-Hungarlan armies in the Aus tro-Itallan theatre ere recorded in the last official communications from London, Paris and Berlin. . The new gains of the British and French in Flanders were obtained in another swift and decisive offensive, launched in tie early hours of the morning, over the front between the southern edge of the Houtholst Wood and the region of Gheluvslt Bad weather and soggy ground hampered the operations to some extent and all the objectives set out for could not toe taken. A majority of them, however, rested in tie hands of the allies at the end of the" day's fighting, ancl a con siderable number of prisoners and suns also were captured. More than $00 prisoners fell into the hands of Field Marshal Halg's men. With the Important railway June tion fo Laon their objective, the French troops are continuing their press forward against the forces of the German crown prince north of the Aisne river. In another attack on the right, the village of Filain has been captured, a footing has been gained cn the plateau north of Eine de Chevregny and the enemy I'as been forced to -ive ground north of La Chapelle Saint Berthe. These suc cesses, while not as great in Import ance as those of previous days on the center and west flank of the attacking line, serve materially to bring the right wing into alignment wirh. the remainder of the front arid place the entire line In a better position for an nother smash northward toward Laon, That the attack may not be neces aryt however, is forecast by the mili tary experts of the Berlin Tageblatt. Who, wiUl-i belittling the chances of 1 RUSSIAN ARRESTED FOR BLACKMAIL AT WATERBURY. hreatened Waterbury Restarateur That He Would Charge Him With Causing Death of a Former Employe. Waterbury, Ccnn., Oct. 26. Julius Vasilofsky, 28, a ussian and an em- rloye of the Waterbury Manufacturing ompany and formerly of the Win chester Repeating Arms company of New Haven, was arrested here tonight, charged with blackmail. His arrest was the sequel of an attempt to de stroy the restaurant of John Ragu lenko of 479 'North Main street by hanging a bomb In the window. Ragu lerko told the police that Vasilofsky had tried to blackmail him several times by stating that unless he was given $200 he would accuse the res taurant keeper of causing the death of a former employe who died in St. Mary's hospital here two months ago of alcoholism. PLANKED WHALE STEAK TASTES LIKE YOUNG PIG It is Beinq Served by the Leading Ho tels in New York. New York, Oct. 26. Planked whale etetk was served in one of the lead ing hotels of this city today. It was Baid to resemble young pig in taste and many of the hotel guest3 who ate it said it was palatable. Several hundred pounds of the whale meat were bought for today's menu after the chef had experimented with a small quantity and declared that it was possible to prepare the meat in a way that would please the American palate. PHI BETA KAFPA SOCIETY ELECTION AT YALE. A. T. Bunyan of Colchester One of 17 Men Chosen. New Haven. Conn., Oct. 26. Among the 17 Tale seniors whose election to the Phi Beta Kappa society was an nounced today is Charles P. Taft, 2d, of New Haven, son of former Presi dent William H. Taft. Other Connec ticut boys to be honored with mem bership in the high stand fraternity are A. T. Bunyan of Colchester, P. S. Don ohian of Hartford, J. W. Roraback of Torrington and .David Waskowitz of New Britain. OBITUARY. Judge Philip T. Van Zile. Detroit, Mich, Oct. 26. Circuit Judge Fhilip T. Van Zile of Detroit died at his home here today. He was born in Pennsylvania, in 1844. In 1878 Judge Van Zile was appointed United States district attorney for Utah and wls prominent in the prosecution of Mor mon cases. Woman Killed by Train at Meriden. Meriden, Conn, Oct. 26. Mrs. John XV. Thompson, about 60 years old, was Instantly killed when struck by the . 2.1 southbound train this afternoon :t an open stretch of track about a Iquarter of a mile north of the railroad station. She is survived by her hus ftn? and two children. Decisive Offensive Early Morning of the 25-Mile Isonzo Front Ground at Several Places- the ultimate success of the French op erations, asserts ttiat it is not outside German rules of warfare voluntarily to abandon territory not essential to Germany's great tactical plan, in order that losses may be reduced. The Aus tro-Oerman armies on the Isonzo front are fast developing their offensive against General Cadorna's forces. Al ready the Italians on the northern wing of the 25 mile frint have been forced to give ground and at several places are back across the Isonzo north and south of Tolmino, where the battle is waging on Italian territory. To the south the. situation of the Italians admittedly is precarious. Even the Italian war office announces that the evacuation of the Baiiigizza -Heil-igengeist plateau is near a retirement which will render null in n great measure the brilliant advance of the Italians in the summer campaign. The combined German and Austro Hungarian forces up to the present are declared by the Berlin war office to have captured in excess of 30,000 pris oners and more than SOO guns, and it is stated that these figures hourly are being augmented. - The German retreat a!ongthe north ern Russian front still continues. Rus sians endeavoring to take up the pur suit have reached the Riga-Orel rail way, but nave not come ' within sight of the enemy. On the Esthonfan coast the Germans have again endeavored to mfCse a, landing on the. Weirder peniAjia to reinforce- the troops- sue- cessfully put ashore there last week. The Russians, however, drove them oft. Germanrs eightenth enemy has en tered the field against her. By a virtually unanimous vote, the Brazil ian congress has passed a resolution declaring that a state of war exists between Germany and Brazil. The president of the republic has sanction ed the proclamation of a state of war. BRITISH STEAMER HAD BATTLE WITH FLAMES Fire in Forehold Shortly After Leav - inq Gibraltar. An Atlantic Port, Oct. 26. A con stant battle with flames throughout the voyage across the Atlantic was reported by officers of a British steam er which arrived here today from a Mediterranean pet. Shortly after leaving Gibraltar fire was discovered in the forehold, where a large con signment of Turkish tobacco was stored. The compartment was flooded and the steamer made for the nearest port, but she had settled by the head so deeply that her progress was slow. On reaching port a stop of three days was made while she was pumped out and the cargo overhauled. Two days after she had put- to sea, fire broke out again in the same compartment and was kept under control with diffi culty during the rest of the voyage. It was said that the greatest caution would he necessary in discharging the cargo here on account of the highly inflammable nature of certain por tions of it. Forty-six members of the crew of tne American tank steamer Petrolite, sunk by a submarine last June, were passengers on the ship. AUSTRIAN SOCIALISTS ARE NOW IN SESSION. They Debar Members of the Party from Entering the Government. Copenhagen, Oct. 26. The conven tion of Austrian socialists now in ses sion has adopted a resolution providing mm. uiiuer no circumstances shall members of m the party enter the gov ernment. Another resolution demands that Austria be converted into a fed erated state of free and independent nationalities, each regulating Its own affairs, agreements on matters of com mon interest to be reached through a federal council. GERMANY THE OWNER OF A LIBERTY BOND. Money Due Berlin Government Invest, ed by Philadelphia Attorney. Philadelphia, Oct. 26. The Imperial German government is the owner of a Liberty bond. A local attorney has been handling funds of German es tates in and about Philadelphia, and In settling one account recently he had a balance of $60 which belonged to the imperial government. Yesterday he applied $50 of that amount to a Lib erty bond to help the United States to win the war. GERMAN PROPAGANDISTS TO SPEND $1,000,000 For Newspaper Advertising in Case Second Liberty Loan Fails. . Chicago, Oct. 26. John Barrett, director-general of the Pan-American union, said today that German propa gandists already had arranged to spend $1,000,000 for newspaper publici ty in the eight neutral countries of Latin-America on Oct. 28 in event that the second Liberty loan fails. NEW ENGLAND IS ASSURED OF COAL SUPPLY Five New England Governors Washington to Urge Hasta. In Washington. Oct. 26. Five Kew England governors who called at the fuel administration today to insist that their states get more coal and a steadier supply, were ossured that the government already was taking the steps necessary to meet their needs. The governors wanted to know is they could assure the people of New England that they could have coal be fore the winter cold sets in. Fuel Administrator . Garfield told them they could, but said if it became necessary to- economize New England of course would be expected to Join the remoinder of the country in conserving the supply. Besidea the plans to expedite the loading of ships at Hampton Roads by bunkering transient vessels in mid stream, the fuel administration is considering taking ships out of the Great Lakes before the close of navi gation, cutting them in half if neces sary to get through the Welland Ca nal and using them in the coastwise trade. The shipping board, which ha"s taken over control of all American chartered ships over 2,500 tons, indi cated today it was ready to co-operate with the administration along this line if necessary. Coal also will be expedited by rail as much as possible and orders were issued today by J. J. Storrow, New England fuel administrator, to carry the arrangement for sending at inter vals special through train loads of coal to New England points. CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR TROOPS IN FRANCE Must Be So Packed as to Facilitate 'Inspection. Washington, Oct. 26. The war de partment made public today rules gov erning the handling by mail and ex press of Christmas presents for mem bers of the American expeditionary forces in. France. A general officer of the army will be stationed at Hoboken, N. J as forwarding agent and will pass judgment and arrange for the delivery of the packages in co-operation with the postmaster and express company officials in New York city. The rules provide . that all parcel post packages must be under seven pounds and be inclosed in wooden boxes; that express packages, also boxed, do not exceed twenty pounds ir. weight and that the covering of such boxes be fitted to facilitate inspection. FoS products must he in cans or glass jars. Mail and express packages should be addressed as now prescribed by postal regulations. ana plainly marked "Christmas box." They should be sent to "Pier One, Hoboken. N. J." Every package before shipment will be searched for explosives or other dangerous matter. The regulations re quire that the contents of each box be clearly stated on the outside. The war department order provides that shipment of Christmas boxes may begin at once, but that none will be forwarded which reach Hoboken after midnight Dec. 4 The name and ad dress of the sender must be stated on the outside of each box. REICHSTAG UNANIMOUS TO DEPOSE MICHAELIS Notwithstanding Rebuff Administered ,by the Kaiser. Copenhagen, Oct. 26. The leaders of the majorities parties in the reichstag are continuing their deliberations, ac cording to Berlin advices, and are re asserting unanimity of belief that Chancellor Michaelis must go, but are feeling decidedly helpless in the face of the rebuffs administered by Em peror William to representations in re gard to action on various proposals. One of these suggestions was that the president of the reichstag be re quested to convoke the ways and means committee for parliamentary consideration of the political situation. It is doubtful, however, in view of the disinclination of at least two of the majority parties to infringe in any way upon the prerogative of the crown in appointing ministers, whether any de cisive action is to be expected, either from the conference or the committee, if it were summoned. SHOT WHILE SITTING IN MOTOR BUS AT DANBURY John Carara, Charles Separo's Assail ant, Held for Attempted Murder. Danbury, Conn., Oct. 26. While sit ting in u motor bus which -he drives, unanes oeparo, zs years old, was shot in the face by John Carara, to night and is now in the Danbury hos pital In a serious condition. The shooting, the police say. is the out growth of some trouble Separao had some time ago with a brother of Cara ra. The assailant approached the motor bus, standing In front of the White Street railroad station, with a shotgun concealed under his coat and getting close to Separo, fired at almost pointblank range, the shot tearing the wounded man's face horribly. Carara ran but was captured soon after and is held on a charge of attempted murder. He conducts a grocery and fruit store here. BASEBALL PLAYERS AS HAND GRENADE THROWERS Are Expected to Make Excellent Stu dents at Camp Devens. Boston, Oct. 26. Baseball players among the men of the national army at Camp Devens are expected to make excellent students for Lieutenant Thierry Mallet, a hand grenade ex pert, who arrived here today with other French army officers on their way to Ayer. Lieutenant Mallet will instruct in hand grenade throwing, and on methods of protection from these missiles. The other officers are Lieutenant J. Drieu, of the corps of engineers who will give instruction in ail forms of communication between the front and the rear, and Lieutenant J. Perigord, an automatic rifle and machine gun instructor. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Prompt Prosecution is to Follow Any Conviction Maximum . Penalty is $5,000 Fine and Two Year onment ' Impria- Washington, Oct. 26. A general in vestigation into the retail and whole sale prices of coal throughout the country appeared to toe in prospect tonight. In a minor way, investigation of prices which .consumers assert that they have been compelled to pay al- An Indispensable Daily Service It makes little difference what the object is, whether it is the raising of a five billion dollar loan or the disposal of merchandise, there is a value in publicity which cannot be overlooked. In other words those who fail to take into consideration the assistance which is at their command through advertising are not likely to make much headway on the road to success. . . Advertising fills in that long gap between the buyer and the seller. It reaches forth into the outlying districts, it goes into the homes, it comes under the eye of the reader and it appeals particularly to those who are looking for this thing, that thing or the other in the long list of daily wants. Advertising makes business because it creates inter est, encourages inspection and hastens sales. The greater the number of reople that can be informed of ad vantageous opportunities to get what they need and get it right the quicker the stock of goods is going to be moved. That is the service which The Bulletin furnishes every day and it is a service which no merchant can afford to be without. During the past week tV following matter has appeared in The Bulletin: Bulletin Saturday, at Monday, Tuesday, , Thursday, .Friday, Totals . 569 ready ha3 been started by the depart ment of justice in various sections of the east and middle west, both as to anthracite and bituminous coal. To Summon Witnesses. Instructions have been sent to Unit ed States attorneys conducting these local investigations to summon wit nesses, determine the truth of charges and, where justified, to bring prompt ly proceedings under the criminal law against those believed to be guilty. The result of the inquiries has not been reported as yet to the depart ment. Complaints About Profits. These instructions were based up on complaints received by the depart ment to the effect that the margin of profit, allowed dealers by the govern ment had been exceeded. Measured by the . great volume of complaints which have been received by the fuel administration, the instances under investigation by the department of justice are comparatively inconse quential. Hundreds of letters and tel eerams . from every section of the country, it is understood, have been sent to the fuel administration. Disposition of these complaints is one of the subjects which is now pressing the fuel administration, it is understood, and action concerning them probably will be taken within a few days. Indications are that the bulk of the complaints, upon which criminal proceedings might be brought if the truth of tne cnarges can De established will be turned over to the department oi justice, as the pro secuting arm of the government, with the suggestion that violators of the law be prosecuted, promptly. Heavy penalties are provided for violation of the law, under which the president fixed the price to be charged for coal and the margins allowed job bers and dealers. How the Law Reads. "Whoever," reads the law. "shall with knowledge that the prices of any such commodity have been fixed as herein provided, ask. demand or re ceive a higher price, or whoever shall, with knowledge that the regulations have been prescribed as herein pro vlded, violate or refuse to conform to any of the same, shall upon convic tion, be punished by fine of not more than $5,000, or by Imprisonment for not more than two years, or both. "(Each independent transaction shall constitute a separate offence. Coupled with the complaints charg ing that higher prices than those au thorized have been demanded and ' ob tained are numerous protests froxn persons and firms alleging that they have been unable to buy coal at any price. With these, it is thought, the government has little power to deal, except in cases where the coal opera tors themselves refused to sell coal which had not been contracted for previously. - Most of the latter complaints, it is understood, come from purchasers for household consumption who have been hard hit by the scarcity of coal in various localities. There is no disposition on the part of the government, it was said au thoritatively tonight, to accept the charges as true without the fullest Investigation. The belief prevails that coal dealers by the thousands have carried out and are carrying out the government's policv to the letter. Vio lators of the law, if any, it is thought, are the small minority, who have been tempted to. take advantage of local conditions and of the general scar city of fuel in certain sections.. VOTE WAS 149 TO 1 Decision of Deputies Was Received With General Acclamation Presi dent Braz Has Sanptioned the Proe ' lamation. Rio Rio Janeiro, Oct. 26. The chamber of deputies today by an al most unanimous vote declared that a state of war existed between Germany and Brazil. The vote was 149 to 1. The tribunes of the chamber were filled to capacity. After a debate on the opportuneness of proclaiming Telegraph Local General Total Oct. 20.. 72 165 1145 1382 Oct. 22.. 130 118 184 432 Oct. 23.. 83 '145 174 402 Oct. 24.. 102" -120 165 .387 Oct. .25 . . 78 . 152 ;. . 176 406 Oct:6.. 104 136 155 395 836 1999 3404 martial law, the president of the dip lomatic commission spoke in favor of a law worded as follows: "A state of war between Brazil and Germany is hereby acknowledged and proclaimed. The president of the re public Is authorized to adopt the measures enunciated in his message of the 25th of October and to take all steps tending to ensure national de fence and public security." The virtually unanimous vote of the deputies was received with general ac clamation. The senate unanimously approved the proclamation of a state of war with Germany. . President Braz has sanctioned the proclamation of a state of war with Germany. NEW ENGLAND SPURTS IN LIBERTY BOND SALES. Banks Throughout the District Are Asked to Keep Open Until Midnight. Boston, Oct. 26. Indications that to day would be a banner one for Liberty loan subscriptions in the New England district and that the official, report to morrow would show a big spurt toward the maximum quota of $'500,000,000 were seen in a partial report of the campaign committee issued tonight, listing nearly 16,000,000 subscriptions In this city alone. Figures given out at the close of the morning tabulation had shown a total of $337,069,000. The campaign committee announced tonight that ail large banks, trust companies and savings banks through out the district had been asked to keep open until midnight tomorrow to re ceive subscriptions and that most of them would do so. Included in the day's official report of the total sub scriptions in New England cities were the following: Connecticut: Hartford, $17,661,000; Meriden, $594,000; New Britain, $2,1T5, 000; New Haven, $9,921;000; New Lon don. $1,261,000; Norwich, $1,255,000; Waterbury, $5,070,000. MYSTERIOUS FIRE DESTROYED LAUNDRY Of a Sanatorium Just Outside Limits of Stamford. City Stamford, Conn., Oct.. 26. A mys terious fire destroyed the laundry con nected with the sanatorium of Dr. Amos J. Givens. just outside the city limits, tonight, doing damage esti mated at '$25,000. The fire was first seen about 8 o'clock, a time when the building was not occupied. The flames soon spread to all parts of the laun dry and the city fire department went to the aid of the private force of the sanatorium. None of the patients at tre sanatorium was moved, as the dor mitory building is far from the laun dry. The rapid spread of. the names puzzles the authorities. Insurance was cardled on the building and machin ery. Scholarships Announced at Yale. New Haven. Conn. Oct. 26. Among the scholarships announced -at Yale today is one to Theodore Lee Safford. of Lakevllle, who Is given the Income for the $5,000 James J. Hogan fund awanded . annually to ' a sophomore. Alton Rufus Hyatt ,a senior, of Meri den, divides the Lispenard Stewart Witherbee scholarship . ,the income of $10,000. with John Scudder Boyd, of Washington, Indiana. Bach of these . awards are- conditioned upon high standing, strong character and marked I Liberty Loan subscriptions in Porto Rico reached the million dollar mark. General Villa is reported to menacing Parral with a force of 000 men. Telegraphers of the Wabash rail- roa were granted a 10 per cent, wage increase. . The Boston &. Maine railroad strike was declared oft through an agreement to' arbitrate. Sir . William James Herschel, dis coverer of the finger print system, is dead at London. Roland S. Morris, the new American ambassador to Japan in succession te George Gurthrie, arrived in Tokio. Orders for 638 boilers for the 150 torpedo boat 'destroyers? recently or dered were placed by -the government. Treasury officials announced that up to the present time Greece has not ap plied to the United States for a loan. President Wilson will name a com mission to plan the greater utilization of rivers to relieve railroad congestion. Directors of the Diamond Match Co. declared the regular quarterly divi dend of 2 per cent., payable December 15. Thirty thousand employes of the Chicago Stock yard3 will demand in creased pay, and extra pay for over time. William B. Plunkett. prominent manufacturer-of Adams, Mass., and friend of President McKinley, died suddenly- Girl telephone operators of San Francisco, Oakland, Fresno and San ta Rosa are being organized Into labor unions. - A plan for banishment for the czar from the Russian country 'is under consideration by the preliminary par liament. The second edition of the Harvard Lampoon was suppressed because it contained a slur on King Edward of England. Union switchmen all over the coun ts j ic uisc-usBjng a proposal for a general strike If they do not receive more pay. ' Tie' -t?,ew YK P"vlyani rail- iuaii win De aonnaoned. The lines ex tend from Canisteo, N. Y.to Slhlngel house, Pa, - , The. Liberty loan subscriptions nw io.iMi at Litchfield. The maximum allotment set for the district was. zuuu. rorty inq Sing inmates appeared before .the state board of parole, which convened at the prison and- were or- aerea released. An immediate lifting of the wheat embargo exportations from TTruguay vjm sirungiy advocated in the Cham ber of Deputies. The National City Bank of New iorK city nas made the greatest pur cnase orbonds for any bank. It has lanen sa, uuu.ouo. i Twenty-seven Germans in Hutchin son county, South Dakota, were found buhl.v on cnarges or attempting to ob struct the draft law. The Boy Scouts' Liberty loan cam paign closed at Waterbury last night with a total of $273,250, of which $31, 800 was subscribed yesterday. Sufficient cars to move the entire crop of the cane sugar belt and enough in the Northwest to handle the potato crop were properly stationed. The Austrian Lower house passed the third reading of the provisional budget for four months. Authority to raise a loan of $2,250,000 was voted. The French steamer La Touraine which arrived at an Atlantic port had Sn board many. French and British soldiers and ambulance men and nurs es. Four leaders were arrested in a fed eral raid on offices of Metal UTino Workers in Butte. The men were. cnargea with interfering with the pro duction of copper. Drafted negroes will go to Camp Upton in a unit- of themselves. It is expocted that about 1,528 men will be in the unit. The men will go to camp on M uesaay, October 30. The Swiss Federal council decided to issue 2.000,000 ten centime pieces and 3,000.000 five-centime pieces In bronze, as a temporary relief for the shortage of nickel and copper. The Netherlands qovernment sub mitted the Second Chamber a bill In creasing the naval credits for 1917 from 5,700.000. florins to 6,700.000 for the extension of the air service. Food Administrator Hoover an nounced that the campaign for en rollment for food conservation would be postponed until October 2S so as not to conflict with the Liberty Loan week The maximum allotment of $6,3-50,-000 for the Liberty loan in Waterbury was passed last night when the sub scription total was announced as $6, 300.000. A total of $8,000,000 is ex pected by tonight. Special regulations will go Into effact November 1 to prevent the ex cessive commissions to brokers, com mission merchants and auctioneers of food. They will he operated under the federal licensing system by the food administration. Congressman Nelsen's Son Registers. Madison, Wis., Oct. 26. Byron Nel son, son of Congressman Nelson, vol untarily returning from Canada to day, registered under the draft law at ence and then, appearing In the fed eral court, entered a plea of not guilty for alleged violation of that law. He asked for an early trial and gave bonds for his appearance in court. Sales Are Now Nearing Campaign $450,000,000 WAS TOTAL OF SALES YESTERDA Except for Dallas and San Francisco All the Districts Have Passed Their Minimum Allotments Secretary McAdoc Urges Every Agency Throughout the Country to Re double Their Efforts on the Last Day to Bring the Total Up to $5,000,000,000. Washington, Oct. 20. The Liberty loan was gathering momentum to night in its race to the finish. Four hundred and thirty-five million dollars measured the day's advance and with the total nearing $4,00!,000,000, it look ed as if the tremendous driving lovr-r of two. mHlion fieJrl workers might carry it across the $5,000,000,000 lino. "One more day remains," Secretary McAdoo announced tonight. "Let ev ery patriot of America who has nct subscribed place his name today upon the roll of honor of the nation as a subscriber tc tho second Liberty loan. The man who is able to subscribe anil doesn't, will or oughi to be a conscience-stricken citizen on tiunday morning." Every available dollar is needed, officials asserted, to liring the total up to $5,000,000,000. Every agency throughout the country Is working with redoubled ener-y for the last bil lion on the last day. Reports from every section are roll ing up tremendous totals at the treas ury. At 9 o'clock tonight the esti mated subscriptions of the nation stood at $3,635,000,000. admittedly a conservative figure, with indications that the $4,000,000,000 mark mieht be recorded by tomorrow morning's to tals. Except for Dallas and San Franc? s co. all districts had passed their min imum allotments and It sesmed cer tain, the treasury department an nounced, that several districts ' woulr go well beyand-theli-maxfcn$m.'! "New Yprk Js almost, .certain ta. do so, Tlie announcement -said, "Hoston Cleveland and Philadelphia probably Will, and there is 'hope for several nh frs. Some of them must. If the $5. 030,000,000 mark.mark is to he attain ed for a few districts, including Dal las, Atlanta and Kansas City prob ably cannot reaoh their high quotas, though they are working relentlessly." New York. Philadelphia. Riston and Cleveland districts, bv touching their maximum iuotas, would add $615.-! 000,000 to the total as it stands tonisrht. bringing the grand total .up to. $4.2a0, 000,000. The official figures reprpsentine: subscriptions officially .reported to the federal reserve banks and the esti mated subscriptions . follow: District. Official. Ftimatert. Boston $290,700,000 $375.nO'i 000 New York . 992,7n0,0fl0 Philadelphia 89,SS0,000 Cleveland.. 234,1 70. OCfl Hichmond .. 101,324,000 1.275.000.000 ?2S,000.000 3. 000,000 160,000,000 HOW GERMANS CONSOLE THEMSELVES FOR DEFEAT. Every TimeThey Are Forced Back is a Victorious Retreat. Copenhagen. Oct. 26. The possibility of a further German retreat on the Aisne front is mentioned by Lieutenant General Von Ardenne, military expert of the Tageblatt of Berlin, in discuss ing the French victory here. He says the attack of the French undoubtedly will be repeated, and that although their chances ot ultimate success are slight, it is well to remember that the German plan of defense does net for bid voluntary abandonment under proper circumstances of territory es sential, to the tactical plan, so that losses may be reduced. "Even the loss of Laon although this is in no wise impending will not ater the strategic situation of the Germans." he writes. He draws atten tion to the fact that Laon is :till twelve kilometer;: from the battle front and is protected by new field fortifica tions which the French will find it difficult to overcome. INSTANTLY KILLED BY A TROLLEY WORK CAR Elizabeth Randos, 14, of Seymour Failed to See Car Coming. Seymour, Conn., Oct. 26. Elizabeth Randos, 14 years old, was instantly killed by a trolley work car here to night at Elford Switch. The girl was walkin;f the track toward Seymour and the car was bound to Ansonia. It is thought that she got oft a passen ger trolley and failed to see the work car coming. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Randos, of 209 Prospect street, Ansonia. An investigation will be held tomorrow. BRITISH AVIATORS DROPPED SIX TONS OF BOMBS On the Burbach Works West of Saar brucken. London, Oct. 26. Six tons of bombs were dropped by British aviators on the Burbach Works west of Saor brucken. Rhenish Prussia. Wednesdav night, says a British official aviation communication Issued tonight. The communication adds that four hostile aerodromes also were attacked; 45 heavy bombs having" been dronned. and that direct hits were obtained on a group of hangars. Great Work of Boy Scouts. New York, Oct. 26. With reports received from only one-tenth of the Quarter million Boy Scouts of America who are conducting a house-to-house loan, the headquarters of the organi zation announced here tonight total sales of $35,991,150. $4,000,000,000, and the Closes Tonight Atlanta ... Chicago ... St. Louis . . City Dallas San Francisco 22,437,000 230,416,000 77,633,000 92,850,000 41,320,000 30.410.00U 83,120,000 80,000,000 450,000,000 150,000,000 110.000,000 120. 000. 000 fi5.000,000 200,000,000 Totals . .$2,286,533,000 $3,635,000,000 The official figures in tho forogoingr, an advance of aimoj-t .325,O00,00O over the previous day, represent totals at the close cf business last night, -.-ith (lie exception of the figures for Chi sago, Cleveland and Han Francisco, vhich failed to report. SUBSCRIPTIONS POURED ' IN AT NEW YORK. A Gain Made of Nearly $2Q0,000,C00 Since Thursday. New York, Oct. 26. Total eubscrlp tiohs to the eecond Liberty loan in the New York federal reserve district at the close of business today was of ficially estimated at $1,275,000,000. a gain of $200,000,000 since yesterday. The golden flood of subscriptions Poured into the federal reserve bank in a strea mall day long and the steadily mounting total roused the army of weary campaign workers to a high pitch of enthusiasm as night approached. They believed it presages victory in their determined "drive" to rell $1,500,000,000 in bonds before the campaign closes tomorrow night. Some of the more optimistic predicted a,n oversubscription of even this tremen dous sum. ' An army of bond salesmen will pork from daylight until dark tomor row to dispose of the remaining $225, 000,000 which must be sold to reach the maximum quota. They Rre en couraged by the fact that the daily totals have been mounting steadily hisher. Wednesday they were $120, OOt.000; Thursday, $140,000,000, and today, $200 000,000. Figuring the sales on the "oasis of a 10-hour day. it was pointed out that tney amounted to approximately $20. C00 000 an hour, $333,333 a minute and $5,555 a second. New London asses Minimum Allot ment. New London, Conn., Oct. 26. This city's Liberty loan committee an pounced tonight that the minimum ap portionment of $1,500,000 had been oversubscribed, but no official figures cf the total hart been made up. SUGAR REFINERIES ARE TO RESUME BUSI.NESS Short Rations Should be Endured Un til November 15. New York, Oct. 26. Sugar refineries In the United States which were forc ed to shut down through a shortage of raw materials will be enabled to re sume business on a reduced basis by the terms of an agreement reached at a conference of the American Refiners Company here today. This will he made possible, it was announced by an equitable apportionment among the refineries of the country of all raw sugar in stock or offered in the mar ket. The agreement involves 100,000 tons bought from the Tjoulsiana plant ers last Wednesday, half of which will be distributed at north Atlantic porta. The agreement of the refiners, it was announced tonight, needs only the approval of the international commit tee, headed by George M. Rolph. chief of the sugar division of the federal fiod administration. That, the plan will be approved is not doubted, it was said. POSITION OF RUSSIAN FORCES IS IMPROVING They Have Secured the Safety of All Entrances to Petrograd. Petrograd, Thursday, Oct. '5. In connection with the official reports that the Germans arc. withdrawing seme twenty vorsts to new lines on the Riga front, a general has report ed to the government that the position of the Russian forces ii improving. He said thev had managed to pre vent a further advance and had se cured the safety of nil ways of en trance to Petrograd. The armies ap parently had "awakened to conscious ness," he added. Ah a resint of the German with drawal apparently for the purpose of ptraightenin the line for winter per manency, it is understood the provis ional government has changed its view that the capital should be removed to Moscow immediately and that It will now proceed very sliowly with the removal programme. SIX ESCAPEO GERMAN INTERNS RECAPTURED Five at Surrency, Ga and One Atlanta, Ga. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 2G. Six of the ten German prlwMiein who escaped from the alien enohiy deuntion camp tit Fort McPherson Tuesday night, were captured today by agents of the department of Justice. Five were taken at Surrency, Georgia, and the sixth, Johana Adelhardt. a non-cam-missioned o nicer, was arrested liere.