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VOL LIX-NO. 357
NORWICH, CONN., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1917
16 PAGES 128 COLUMNS
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FRESH GAINS FOR
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
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
MAY FOLLOW LONG LIST OF
The Norwegian steamer Leander
was sunk by a German submarine. .
Made in Another Swift and
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
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
PHI BETA KAFPA SOCIETY
ELECTION AT YALE.
A. T. Bunyan of Colchester One of 17
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
New England Governors
Washington to Urge Hasta.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Prompt Prosecution is to Follow Any
Conviction Maximum . Penalty is
$5,000 Fine and Two Year
Washington, Oct. 26. A general in
vestigation into the retail and whole
sale prices of coal throughout the
country appeared to toe in prospect
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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;
Sanatorium Just Outside
Limits of Stamford.
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
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
Telegraphers of the Wabash rail-
roa were granted a 10 per cent, wage
The Boston &. Maine railroad strike
was declared oft through an agreement
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
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
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
Union switchmen all over the coun
ts j ic uisc-usBjng a proposal for a
general strike If they do not receive
' 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
rorty inq Sing inmates appeared
before .the state board of parole, which
convened at the prison and- were or-
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
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
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
Sales Are Now Nearing
$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
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
Cleveland.. 234,1 70. OCfl
Hichmond .. 101,324,000
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
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
St. Louis . .
120. 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.
' IN AT NEW YORK.
A Gain Made of Nearly $2Q0,000,C00
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.
asses Minimum Allot
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
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.
Surrency, Ga and One
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.
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