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I I WW PRICE TWO CENTS VOL. LIX-NO. -358 POPULATION 29,919 NORWICH, CONN., MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1917 8 PAGES 64 COLUMNS The Bulletin's Circulation in Norwich is Double That of Any Other Paper, And Its Total Circulation is the Largest , in Connecticut m Proportion -to the City's Population. J ))Ij)Hill.ll I) IMI j. 1 1 ;' I , ,.jnwtni , i jmi-j.il ii 11 m i j I- i u J i II " I I I .1 1 I, - 1 ''MaM'M'M'wJ -. f , -. ,v". . TfKV flHfotr 100,000 ITALIANS TAKEN PRISONERS Austro-Germans Have Shaken the Entire Italian Line From the Julian Alps to the Adriatic Sea MORE THAN 700 GUNS Italians Lose Cjvildale, But They Destroyed All Their Depots and Stores and the Town Was on Fire When the Austro- Germans Entered It Rome Claims That the Italians Are Retreating to Prepared Positions, on the Plains A Special Meeting of the French Cabinet Has Been Held to Decide Upon the Question of Allied Cooperation on the Italian Front The British Have Bettered Their Position Along the Ypres-Roulers fie Austro -German armies under -the command of Emperor Charles, who .has as his chief assistant the brilll :ant Field Marshal Von Mackensen, are shaking the entire Italian line from the Julian Alps region to the Adrtatio Sea. Having pressed back the Italians at several points upon Italian sol, the combined enemy forces nave now pushed forward on the Italian left wing and captured Cividale, northeast of -Udine, and are nearing the plains beyond. In addition the Austrian town of Qorizia, a point of great strategic value on the Isonzo river, has been retaken from the Italians. According to the latest -Berlin offi cial communication 100,000 Italians have been made prisoner and more than 700 guns have fallen into Austro-G-er man hands. The second and third Italian armies are declared to be In retreat. Some admits the falling back of the second army, asserting that cowardice similar to that shown by the Russians in Galicia. was exhibited In the face of the foe, the Italians sur rendering or retreating without giv ing battle, permitting the breaking of the left wing and thereby offering- easy access to the town of Cividale. Prior to falling back, however, the Italians destroyed all their depots and stores and Cividale was on tire when the Au'stro-Germans entered It. Posslbjy the Italians in this region, who are declared by Rome to be re treating to prepared positions on the plains, will turn about and meet the enemy in open country fighting. If they do not and the enemy is able to keep tip westward the fast pace that has been maintained binco the com mencement of the operation, the great er part of the Italian forces along the northeastern line witl be threatened with capture. The situation la so grave FELL OR THREW H ERSET-F IN FRONT OF TRAIN. Crtelle Doescher Probably Hurt at Stamford. Fatally Stamford, Conn, Oct. 28. Estelle Doescher, 27 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Doescher of iTonkens, was probably fatally hurt at the local railroad station today. She had been taken from the private sana torium of Dr. Frank H. Barnes here for an automobile ride and at the sta tion re 11 or threw herself in front of a moving train. One hand was cut off find ahe was otherwise hurt. She had tieen under treatment for a nervous trouble for seven weeks, according to tr. Barnes. She was . taken to the htamford hospital, where her recovery Is said to be doubtful. Her parents and ler sister who were with her at the fme of the accident refused to discuss Jr.e case. APPEAL FOR RELIEF OF ARMENIANS AND SYRIANS President Wilson Addresses Statement to American People. Washington, Oct. 28. President Wil son tonight appealed to. the American people again to contribute to the re lief of stricken Armenian and Syrian peoples. The situation among more than 1,000,000 destitute survivors of Turkish atrocities, he said, is "so dis tressing as to make a special appeal to the sympathies or all." ,TO SAFEGUARD HEALTH OF SOLDIERS AND SAILORS Action Taken by the Board of Health of Newport. 't Newport, R. I, Oct. 28. The hoard of health of this city has invited the federal public health service to detail a medical officer as sanitary adviser to the board for the duration of the War. The board also has asked the co-operation of the state board of health in its efforts to do everything possible to safeguard the health of oldiers and sailors quartered here. ARMED GUARDS INCREASED . AT ALL STOCKYARDS Grain Elevators and Warehouses. In Greater "New York. New York, Oct. 28. Food Adminis trator Williams announced tonight that. In compliance with instructions from Herbert C. Hoover, the number of hrmed guards had been increased in all stockyards, grain elevators and food warehouses in Greater New York. The precaution was taken because of re ports which have reached Mr. Hoover that alien enemies are plotting the tiestrthSion of food supplies. Man Drowned Off Branford. Bradford, Conn, Oct. 29. Stephen Sabo was drowned here today when the boat in which he was fishing cap sized a abort way from shore. Louis Bebock, a companion, was saved by men who rowed out from the shore. frbo'm body was recovered. - ..j. FELL INTO THEIR HANDS Railway. that a special meeting of the French cabinet has been held for the purpose of deciding upon the Question of allied co-ooeraticA on the Italian front. The fl(thting on the western front in Flanders has died down to some ex tent, except for artillery duels, The British, however, have bettered their positions along the ypres-ltouiers ran way in small attacks, wnno rne tiei glans and French have oa tared several important salients In the region of Dtxmude. Along the Aisne front the French are violently bombarding . the German positions and it is probable that soon again tney will deliver an other of their sharp and decisive strokes toward laon, their objective in the recent fighting'. An attack by the Germans near the Froidmont farm was repulsed. In the Gulf of Riga and in the region of the head of the Gulf of Finland the Germans for several days have re mained quiescent, making no endeav or to land further forced on the main land, wher they met with repulse twice last week. No large Infantry actions ' have taken place along the .Russian front. On the contrary there has been a return to the fraternizing between therRnsalans-ni Germans which was 'noticeable some' lime ago on various sectors. Near nioukst and in the region of Krevo such efforts have been noticed. In the former sec tors scores of Russians who had gone out to meet the enemy on a footing of friendship were dispersed by the fire of the Russian artillery. British airmen daily are flying over points behind the line in Belgium held by the Germans and dropping bombs upon military positions and airdromes Hflway Junctions have been bombed effectively and explosives have been loosened several times on the Sparap pelhoek and Engel airdromes. SOME OF SUNDAY'S AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS. Gov. John G. Townsend of Delaware Injured, Mrs. Townsend Killed. Wilmington, Del., Oct. 28. Gov. John G. Townsend, Jr., was injured and Mrs. Townsend is dead as the re sult of an automobile accident late last night. While returning o their home at Selbyville from Newark, where the governor was the speaker at the cor nerstone laying of a new dormitory for tne woman s college, tney encountered a storm and suddenly a team loomed up ohead of them. The governor threw en tne brakes or his motor car and it skidded, turning ovet -twice. The gov. ernor was thrown clear and not badly nurr His wife was pinned under the ear and died a few minutes after he had freed her. Boy Killed at Ansonia. Aneonia, Conn, Oct. 28. Michael Clifford 7 years old, died today from injuries lie sustained when he darted into an automobile driven by Samuel Dworken of this place. Th epolice say that the boy was "stealing a. ride" on a trolley in Bridge street and when ordered off ran into the motor car. His kull was fractured. Dworkin was not held, although it is alleged, that his car was proceeding on the wrong side of the ..street. Coroner Mix has ordered an investigation tomorrow. Man Hit In Bridgeport. - Bridgeport, Conn, Oct. 28. Herman Streicher, aged 66, of this city, was struck by an automobile at the corner of Main and Elm streets this afternoon and so badly hurt that hospital physi cians hold out little hope of his re covery. Streicher was crossing the street when an automobile driven by Mrs. Mary Papalis of this city swerved sharply and knocked him to the side walk against a fire hydrant, crushiifg him in a frightful manner, and the force of the blow breaking the hydrant. A HOT DISCUSSION ENDED IN STABBING Vincenzo Ferrico Held at Waterbury for Assault With Intent to KiU. Waterbury, Conn., Oct 28. Vincen zo Ferrico, 33, a factory operative, se riously stabbed John Jennard twice below the heart with a knife in a Brooklyn stone yard tonight after they had had a hot discussion. Ferrico ran to his home half a mile off and when the house was surrounded took refuge on the roof. After a patrol man had fired' one shot Ferrico gave himself up. Ho was locked up, charg ed with assault with intent to kill. Jennard received medical attendance at ms Home. Tne wounds are seri ous. - Prince Christian Dead. London, Oct. 28. Prince Christian of Scaleswig-Holstein died at his Lon don residence this evening after a long illness. Prince Christian was born in IS 31 and was married In 186 to Princess Helena, third daughter of Queen Vic- tro-ia . - Cabled Paragraphs Brands U. S. Naval Program a Bluff Amsterdam. Oct. 2-8. A despatch re ceived hero from Vienna says that Dr. Dumba, former Austro-Hungarlan am bassador to the United States, in I speech in the relchsrat asserted that the giant naval program of tne unit ed States was mostly bluff. GOVERNMENT DISBURSED $1,000,000,000 DURING OCTOBER An Average Expenditure of Approxi mately $42,600,000 Daily, Washington, Oct. '28. Government expenditures of one billion dollars Is the record which the month of Octo ber has established at the treasury department. The total, which includes loans to the allies, may exceed even this huge sum, possibly by 1100,000,000. Thus far It stands at 1 988,842,8-87, with yesterday's spending not mama ed. For the twenty-three working days thus far eeunted. It shows ave rage expenditures of approximately 84-0,600,000 .daily, or almost 830,000 a minutes day and night, Expenditures for last Friday, the latest reoord pub- lished, ware 188,873,048, but this was an unusual day, though not a roe ord. A two billion dollop month officials assert, is not far off. It may be reached with the retirement of short time treasury certifloateata be met out ef liberty pond receipts py mid winter. Expenditures for the fiscal year thus rar nave reaoned tne total of $3,448, 659,764, ef whleh tl.TfO.TOO.OOfl Is rep resented by leans to the allies, These loans and the interest upon them are to be repaid to the. government by the borrowers and, therefore, do not represent aetuai expense to tne- Amev lean people. October's volume of funds paid out la made up M follows: for the army and navy, the shipping, the aircraft preoption peara, tne reed adminis tration, the nmlntananee ef deraestie governmental machinery and all etfte Federal government activities, 3a,, 899,900, Interest en short time eertifieates of indebtedness endi interest enthe publlo. debt 18,488,788, For maintenance of the Panama Ca nal l,fi3,059, Tor redemption of eertifloates of in debtedness issued in antlelBatien ef Liberty bond reeeipta of the seeennV issue, Iis3,ti34,afl?, For bonds, interest) bearing notes and certificates retired, $200, For the redemption of ane year treasury notes, $5,057,000, For the retirement of national bank and federal reserve bank notes 81,872, B65, For loans to the allies 8444,800,000. Total $988,948,987, During the corresponding period of last year, before America's entry into the war, the total was $81,036,866, The total expenditures of tfle current flsoal year to date 83,448,8SS.784. compared witn 3si,23g,3i3 aunng tne same, per iod last year, ...4 ... . a Because of the" larie Ysaue of "short time certificates of- Indebtedness this month, the government's reoeipts have been greater than its expenditures and total $1,0(50,064,807, This Is almost twenty times the amount, $5-4,651,90. received during the corresponding per- iod last year. A SWEEPING TRANSFER OF MEN AT CAMP D EVENS To Be Made Before the End ef the Present Week. Ayer. Mass., Oct. 28. Six thousand men of New England's national army division will be wearing new insignia before the end of the present "week, according to a reorganization plan an nounced at Camp Devens today. A sKeepmg transfer of the men In the cantonment will bring about the change. ilany men of the Infantry are to chrlige their blue hat cords for the red of the artillery; and men of the artillery are to be shifted to don tho blue of the infantry or the insignia of. the signal corps. The transfers are the result of tabu lations of the physical qualifications, mental capacities and general individ ual fitness i" the men for different branches of the service, gauged by ob servation of their . officers during the first weeks of their training. Their mechanical ability also plays an im portant part in their selection fpr the transfer to other units. The shifting of the men. while it will disorganize the strictly community makeup "of the regiments and bat talions, will go far towards imnrovinsr the efficiency of the entire division if the expectations of army authorities are realized. The first actual battle formation manoeuvres will take place this week wnen on im vb," so named in honor of the division s number in the army, men of the 302nd Infantry will shir- mish over shell craters and shell holes, through barbed wire entanglements. and tnen into bayonet hand-to-hand fighting-with sapling dummies, all of their own making. The men of Major Barlow's battalion of that regiment have themselves con structed the fighting area on the 65 foot ,hill opposite the cantonment's athletic bowl, according to the latest plans of actual battlefields in Europe. HEAD OF PEOPLE'S CHURCH SEIZED AT NEWP6RT, KY. Shoved Into an Auto, Handcuffed and Driven Away. Cincinnati, O., Oct. 28. Herbert S. Bigelow, head of the People's Church and prominent as a member and lead er of the People's Council, whose pacifist utterances broug?it about the raiding by lederal authorities re cently, was seized tonight in front of the Odd Fellows' hall in Newport, Ky., across the river from here, shoved in to a waiting automobile, handcuffed and driven quickly away. Bigelow was to adJress a meeting Of socialists today. Ase he stepped from his . automobile in front of the hall, four men rushed up, inquired as to his name, and before hia friends could interfere, was being speeded away. At a late hour tonight Bigelow could not be located. He was spirit ed away so -quickly that it was im possible to ascertain whether he was under formal arrest, or was the vic tim of a kidnapping plot. - Federal authorities declined to comment. Lo cal police profess they know nothing concerning the affair. Socialist leaders r.ppealed to Newport, Covington and Cincinnati police to assist in locating their leader. Bigelow has been prominent in Ohio politics for several years and in 1912 was president of the Ohio constitu tional convention. , Three Massachusetts firms were awarded contracts for 150,000- pairs of shoes forthe navy. Total Sales of Bonds Unknown AMOUNT IS STILL A MATTER. OF SPECULATION FINAL REPORTS DELAYED It It Believed Trjat Sale Will Ap proximate $5,000,000,000 Exact Fig urea Will Net be Known for Several Day. Washington, Oat, 28, The total amount subsarlbed to the second Lib erty loan, the treasury department an nounced tonight, is still "a matter of speculation," (Several days probably Will elapse before th full . extent of the nation's subscriptions is ascer tained. The department was without figures tonight showing any change in the es timated totals, other than in the New York; district. New York's maximum of $1,600,000,000, reported last night to have been exceeded, it was said to night, might be increased by later re turns to as much as $1,750,000,000, Pre vious estimates had piaced the total as approximately $1,650,000 000 or $100,600,000 less than tonight's esti mate. Bank 'Officials Resting. Reserve bank officials and local com mittees, working until after midnight Jast night all over the country, rested teday. It was virtually the first breathing ppell they had taken elnae the campaign began,' . Few districts even riiorted to the treasury and the assum f ion was that they WQuld take their time in transinitting the finals. They have till next "yiursday to make me eampiete report. "Returns r-eeeived re the treasury teday gave little tndieatlen en to the final result, the aepartmant announc ed tenlght, ''On the face ef returns it eannot be said whether the sale ex-. eeeded $5,000,000,406, ftoqvifUien Is general, however, th It. Bropal1'-.1 ap proximated the maximum total. Hanks of eeurse, have made no efforts to tab. ulate all their returns and may not da so until the final day for reporting, November 1. Obviously, great chang es may be made in the total between now and Thursday. , -Every District Beyond Minimum "It seems certain that everv district has gene well past its minimum ' and that several will exceed their maxi mum nulfioiemly to carry the weaker districts to the nigh mirk in the gen eral total. vorkx. Chicago, riiM I iHBra were showing eSpac.'allyT Wow nTa"riHBrro stroner in the late returns," How far New York will go over Its maximum is a matter of conjecture. Some think that the excess may reach $250,000,000. Chicago distriet chairmen have be gun to feel that their total may reach the maximum ef $700,000,000, Every message today from Chieago showed new increases. "Heads of othee districts rose infre. tiuently trom their avalanche of re turns long enough to ask that final judgment not be passed upon them for a few flu y a until all tales have been thoroughly canvassed. Chicago and Kansas City. The Clilcnieo and Kansas City dis tricts sent the nearest f.ipjete to- i i . uus yot icceiveo. " 'Every state In our district has exceeded its minimum allotme-nt,' the Minneapolis district reported. 'Many townships have sold bonds to every family. Large manufacturing estab lishments have sold bends to everv employe. Some of the former most rabid German aympatlyxers, including ministers, were now staunch support ers of the government and for the last week have been Baollciting sales.' Final Reports Delayed. "At last reports virtually every" part of the San Francisco district had pass ed its minimum and many had gone beyond their -maximum. Messages from the Dallas, Atlanta, St. Louis and Richmond districts toll of great dis plays of enthusiasm on the last day of the sale, hut added that many reports on final totals were badly delayed. "Indians have subscribed S.66.760, according to the latest reports by Cato Sells, commissioner of Indian affairs. "Figures now in show that the army has subscribed something' over $82, 000,000. About $50,000,000 has been al loted thy soldiers, to the federal bank at Xv ew York. General Pershing ca bled that $5,784,600 has been subscrib ed by the American expeditionary fore es in France." PRESIDENT WILSON IS GATHERING TESTIMONY From Prominent Americans Recently Returned From Europe. Washington, Oct. 28. From a num ber of prominent Americans recently returned from European war fronts President Wilson is gathering first hand testimony concerning conditions there and among civilian populations of America's allies. Men who have jnade observations within the last few weeks across the water have been wel come visitors to the White House, where they have been plied with ques tions by the president. So far the answers almost universal ly have been that the great mass of civilians of Franche, England, Russia, Italy nd other allies want no cessa tion of the war until. Germany's men ace is removed. Peace agitation, food riots -and other seeming indications of 'dissatisfaction, reported occasionally by cable from allied countries, said to be caused by only small portions of the peoples, rep.tesent the spirit of the nations no more than cases of draft resistance represent America's ideas. BRIDGEPORT WOMAN SUICIDES IN MAINE. Th Body of Mrs. Mabel Orters Found in Lake 8ebasticook. Newport, Me., Oct. 28. The body of Mrs. Mabel Orters of Bridgeport, Conn., who has been missing since Oct. 12, was found In Sebasticook lake las night. In a pocket was a note indicating that she contemplated sui cide because of grief over the death of her husband. Mrs. Orters was 45 years of age. She had been visiting friends in Bangor just before her dis appearance. Ithaca, N. Y is to devote its energy to raising hogs. part of German Plan for Invasion of Brazil REVEALED IN TRANSLATION OF LUX BURG DESPATCHES A SENSATION CREATED Newspaper of Rio Janeiro Demand Publication of th Dep itches, Whioh Have Been Sant to Washington for Translation.- Buenos Aires, Oot 28. A sensation has been occasioned here by the pub lication of despatches from Rio Janei ro assert ire that the Brazilian foreign minister has made it known that translation of despatches sent . by Count Luxxbifc-g, through the medium of the Swedish legation, while the eeunt was German minister to Ar gentina, has revealed a project for a German invasion -of Southern Brazil." Government Criticized. The newspapers hero demand that the government publish the Luxburg despatches or else authorize their pub lication by a foreign government, (The despatches were sent to Washington for translation and the "foreign gov ernment" referred to evidently is the Untted tflue. The Argentinian gov ernment is being criticized for its si lence. It was reported unofficially last Feb ruary that bapds of armed Germans, presumut ly tailors interned In 'Argen tina, had crossed the Brazilian border, Carreira de Freitas, a Brazilian ex deputy, at that time denounced oper ations carried on in southern Brazil, where there is a large German ele ment," In connection with the Hamburg eolonipatfon. company. It wan report ed that this company purposed to col onise a section of southern Brazil, ad mitting only Germans, In April It was reported that Germans In south era Brazil ware cenoentratlng and that a German insurrection was being planned. PRAYER. FOR SUCCESS - OF NATION'S ARMS Were Said In Churches and Homes Throughout U. 8. Yesterday. Washington, Oct, 28,- In churches and homes throughout the country to day Americans, led by their president, bowed n solemn prayer for success Pf their nation's arms. It wan the pj'f aV';f f yrJay.6!!J2-!!!tgn?ted b?- PffmTrWJawon- r since the uoiBd Biaiei entered tne war. On. warships and at "'aval shore sta tions the day was also observed with memorial services for the 28 sailors lost 'in. - the linking of the American transport Antilles, At Central Presbyterian church here the president and Mrs. Wilson heard the Jlov. Jr, James II. Taylor utter tlila supplication: "Remembering always the teachings of Christ; we must believe that our oauso at this time is Just. we prav, thecrfnre, O Ood, that the liberty and democracy with which our nation is bieceed shall be shared with peoples lens fortunate, even at the cost of the blood of our sons. May. the time come speedily when nations, great and small, powerful or weak, may he free to work out their ideals without threats or menace. May we be part or Tny agency. Thy agency on earth to bring these blessings to the world." GEN! BIDDLE APPOINTED AS8ISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF Post Has Been Vacant 8!nce Gen. Bliss Was Made Chief of Staff. Washington, Oct. 28 Secretary Baker tonight announced the apnoint ment of Major General John H. Biddle, as assistant chief of staff, a post va cant since General Bliss succeeded Malor General Scott as chief of staff. General Fiddle has a reputation for executive ability. As n. colonel he or ganized and commanded an . engineer regiment which was among the first trpops sent abroad in tire war. secretary isaRer made it plain re cently that he did not regard the se lection of an assistant chief of ' staff as a preliminary to the naminer of a new chief of staff to succeed General Blirs t hen the latter reaches , retire ment sec December 31. . Mr. Baker taid that the matter, of naming a new chief of staff was not now under consideration and that when it did become necessary, every efort will be made- to select the men best fitted for the post, regardless of any question or precedent. TWO GUNNER'S MATES LOST BY CAPSIZING OF BARGE They Were Attached to Deep Sea Div ing Force of the Navy. An Atlantic Port, Oct. 28 Two war rant officers attached to a deep sea diving force of the United States navy lost their lives by the capsizing of a barge in a storm early yesterday. Thev were Rudolph Zugehor, son of B. C. Zugehor of Webster, N. T., and Charles Henry Bllnn of Minneapolis. Both were gunner's mates, second class. - , With a companion, Gunner's Mate Michaels, they went on a deep sea div ing barge In tow of a warship when a heavy sea raised by a sudden squall overturned the barge. The warship lowered toats m tne. miast or tne tem pest and succeeded in rescuing Mi chaels but the other men were drown ed. Zugehor was 28 years of age. Bllnn was 24. The barge was saved. MUST ANSWER INDICTMENT CHARGING CONSPIRACY Francia Miller. I. W. W'Who Arrested at Providence. Was Providence, R. I., Oct. 2S. Francis Miller, arrested here In the recent roundup of members of the Industrial Workers of the World, yesterday agreed to jreturn next; . Tuesday to Chicago, to answer a federal indict ment charging conspiracy against the United States. Counsel for Miller, who had opposed an order of removal, stated that the prisoner was unable to furnish $20,900 bail demanded by Federal Commissioner Ilealy. Condensed Telegrams The United States Emergency Fleet Corporation is being reorganized. J. F. Child of Honolulu was appoint ed Food Administrator for Hawaii. An Italian steamar arrived at an At lantic port with 4.000- tons of Spanish onions. Express companies will aid Commis sioner Hoover by expediting food ship ments. T.he Erie, Oswego, Seneca and Ca yuga canals will be closed at midnight on November 15. President Wilson will go to Prince ton to vote in the New Jersey state legislative elections. The Anaconda Copper Co., has se cured the Orphan Boy mine, and will soon sink a shaft there. Seventy-two locomotive were turn ed out last week by the Baldwin Loco motive Works, a new record. Th limited woman's . suffrage law was held unconstitutional in Indiana by the Indiana Supreme Court. All railroads were asked to move re- frlgerator cars .northwest immediately to move perishable foodstuffs. Anthracite operators named A. S. Learoyd. of New York as their repre sentative in the -Fuel Administration. When th Kaiser left Constantinople on his last visit he invited the Sultan of Turkey to visit Berlin in November. The 8tate Arsenal In New York city Is to be .abandoned, the property sold and a new arsenal erected in Albany. Secretary Tumulty reiterated that President Wilson would take no part in the municipal elections in New York. Two of Germany'a latest guns were captured by the French In their cap ture of Gobinaux. The guns were un charged. Th plant of th Canadian Explosives Co,' near Montreal was blown up. It is not known yet if there were any casualties. Through tralna will be run Nov. 25 on the New Haven and Pennsylvania Railroads from Boston to St. Louis by the Hell Gate bridge. - President Wilson'- daughter. Miss Margaret Wilson, sang at Windsor Hall, Montreal in aid of the Red Cross Society of Canada. The American Girls' Aid hae ship ped . since its organisation - 9,460 cases of clothing and other relief supplies to the war sufferers in France. A snow fall ef fifteen inches reported in Bliss, Wyoming Co.. New York. Bean and ' potato crops are though to have been destroyed. . Montelalrv N. J, Boy Soouta appear ed in New York with a home-made tank mounted op an automobile. The boys were selling Liberty Bonds, The German Government has sanc tioned visits of the Y. M. C. A. secre taries to camps where Americans may be in terned during the period of the war, . ' Mexico la sending a commission to Washington to try to arrange a steady supply of corn and American gold, for Mexico in return for silver conces sions. Perry C. Hays, of Mendon, Ohio., one of the Consular Service men of the United States, declared that the Chil ean army is pro-German and the navy pro-Ally. The exooutive oouncil of the Ameri can Federation of Labor has decided to participate in an international con ference of workmen and Socialists of all countries. When William J. Bryan was re fused permission to speak at Camp Sheridan on woman suffrage, he spoke on patriotism to western Penn sylvania troops. , Two Mount Holvoke . College airl have completed a month's service as apprentice drivers on a mllw wagon at South Hadley, Mass, They nave prov ed very efficient. According to evidence -gathered at Vancouver army camp, mules nave been stabbed and bread was found poisoned. German Spies are thought to be at work again. Abe L. Cugorman, "Mlnesota secre tary of the Socialist party,, was sen tenced to three years in the Fort Leavenworth penitentiary for influenc ing men to evade the ajraft law. The French Cabinet was upheld by a small vote. On Oct. 31 Premier Painleve's Ministry obtained 846 fav orable votes and on Oct. 25 obtained only 288, little more than one-half. Col. Dan T. Moore, of the 810th Field Artillery Regiment at' Camp Meade, Maryland, is the man who struck the blow that resulted in the blinding of one eye Of Theodore Roose velt. The seventeen Mexicans, who were ordered deported -from Mexico ana re ported as having Deen ' unable to enter the United States, were able to enter this cuntry after a few nurs or ror- mallties. Stamford police are searching for clues that will lead to the identity of a driver of an automobile that ran down and seriously hurt Mrs. Henry Wittenbrock yesterday and then drove away without offering assistance. Recruiting officers for Paderawski's Polish army received applications for enlistment In the army from thirty young Poles of Waterbury at he con clusion of a mass meeting there yesterday afternoon. . NEW YORK OVERSUBSCRIBES ' MAMUM ALLOTMENT Final Return in From Only Small Part of th District. New York. Oct. 28. Indications that the $1,600,000,000 maximum Liberty loan allotment of the New York fed eral reserve district has been heavily over-subscribed, grew today when it was found that up" to early evening $1,335,705,850 had been actually re ceived at the federal reserve bank with final returns in from only a small part of the district. ASKS CO-OPERATION IN CONSERVING FOOD President Wilson Calls Upon Every Home and Eating Place to Pledge Its Support INAUGURATES THE FAMILY ENROLLMENT WEEK Everybody in the Country Will be Asked to Become a Mem ber of the Food Administration People Requested to Economize in the Use of Food, so as to Insure an Ade ' .. quate Supply Both for Our Own Soldiers and for the Civil Population-and the Armies of the Allies By so Doing May Obtain and Establish Reasonable Prices at Home. Washington, Oct. 28. President Wilson in a statement today urged every home and public eating place in the United States to pledge Us sup port to the -food administration and to comply with its requests. His -appeal marked the inauguration of family enrollment week, during which every body in the country will be" asked ta become a member of the food admin istration in order to assure nation wide co-operation in food conserva tion. The president said that in no other way than through this co-operation of the peodle can the r.atlon accomplish its object in the. war. The statement follows: ' "The chi6f part of the burden of finding food supplies for the peoples associated with us in war falls for the . present) upon American people and the drain upon supplies on such a scale necessarily affects the prices of our necessarie- of Hfe. uur country, however, is blessed with an abundance oi toodstuffs and if our people will economize in their use of food, providently confining themselves to the quantities required for the maintenance . of health and strength; If they will eliminate waste; and if they will make use of those commodities of which we have a -surplus and thus -free for export a larger proportion of those required by the SECRETARY M'ADOO STRONG FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE. Assarts His Belief That Women Are Qualified for th Ballot. - Washington, Oct. 28. Secretary Mc A'i.o tonight issued a statement as sei ting his bel:ei that women are qua-lined for the ballot and expressing the hope that they would get it in New Xork. Mr. McAooo said: "The time has come when suffrage should be given to the women of America. It should be given promptly; it should be given ungrudgingly; it should be given gladly. The women of the United States have In every way, especially since this war has broken out, shown themselves qualified for the right of suffrage "When America emerges from Ois war, as she will, with enhanced pres tige and responsibilities to the whole wcrld, women and men alike must, upon a perfect equality, so far as their civil status is concerned, work out the momentous problems of the future as equal partners. "It is my earnest hope that the great state of New York will take the lead among the states of the east in doing justice to lti women. The constitu tional amendment to be voted upon Nov. - 6 should be adopted. Ii New York -sets such an example to the country of Just and progressive ac tion, it will not be long before women realize the benefits of full citizenship in every state of - the. union." AMERICAN TROOPS HAVE FIRED THEIR FIRST SHOT Allies Look for a Great Display When They "Go Over th Top." London, Oct. 28. News that the American troops have flred their first shot of the war on the western front took the place of honor Jn the Sunday papers with the first American- offi cial statement from Paris. The an nouncement was received with great enthusiasm bv the American congress, men who are,here. They said it would carry profound satisfaction to the people of America. Telling of' the event, the correspondent of the Week ly Despatch says: "The allies are extremely . fortunate In having American troops take a place in the line at - a comparatively quiet time of the year. During the winter they will have ample opportu nity of mastering the intricacies of trench warfare which never can be taught satisfactorily behind the lines. Within four or five months they should become seasoned troops and the allies confidently look to a' great display when they 'go over the top." " PARI8 ELATED OVER ENTRY 'OF U. 8. TROOPS TO TRENCHES Faot Wa Featured in All th Morn ' ing Newspaper. Paris, Oct. 28. The first Amerk-an communication announcing the pres ence of American troops in the trench es on the battle front, to which For eign Minister Barthou made reference Thursday night. Is printed prominent ly in all the morning newspapers to day. The newspapers in editorial ar ticles express Joy over the announce ment. . Director of Mint Baker Injured. Washington, Oct. 28. Raymond T. Baker, director of the mint, is suffer ing from painful injuries received last night when his automobile skidded and struck a lamp post. Severe bruises about the cheat and head probably will keep him away from his office for sev eral week. Mr. Baker was on his way to call at Secretary Tumulty's home when the accident happened and ne wa carried there for first aid treatment. , world now dependent upon us, we shall not only be able to accomplish our obligations to them, but we shall obtain and establish reasonable prices at home. To provide an adequate supply of food, both for our own sol diers on the other side of the seas and for the civil populations and the armies of the .allies is one of our first and foremost obligations; for if we are to maintain . their constancy in this struggle for the independence of all nations we must first maintain their health and ' strength. The so lution of our food problems, therefore, is dependent upon the individual ser vice of every man, woman and .child in the United States. The great vol untary effort In this direction which has been initiated and organized by the food administration under my di rection offers an opportunity of ser vice in the war which is open to ev ery Individual and by which every in dividual may serve both his own peo ple and the peoples of the world. "We cannot accomplish our ob jects in this great war without sac rifice and devotion and in no direc tion can that sacrifice and devotion be shown more than by each home and public1 eating place sln the country pledging its support to the food ad ministration and complying with its requests. . "WOODROW WILSON." OPTIONS TAKEN ON 8UGAR BY FOOD ADMINISTRATOR. Held in This Country Awaiting Ship ment to Neutral Countries. Washington, Oct. 28. Options have been taken by the food administration upon all the sugar belonging to neu tral countries held in this country awaiting export. This was disclosed tonight In a statement by the admin istration denying published report that it was tr; ing to force the neu trals, unable to get export licenses, to sell their sugar as a loss. The op tions are at the prices paid by fhe neutrals. No figures were given, but the administration said that with tariff duty added the average price would be 50 Cents a hundred higher than the price it has undertaken to maintain for the benefit of the Amer ican consuming public. There is no indication of an intention to permit the cost to the public to be increased, so probably few of the options will be exercised for domestic uses. The administration emphatically de-r-ied that it ha3 placed any restriction upon the sale of sugar by neutrals to American manufacturers. The only purpose in limiting such sale to man ufacturers, the statement said, was to avoid disturbing the general market and thus eliminate the necessity of consumers paying more than the basis fixed by the government. RUSSIAN SOLDIERS FIRED ON BY RU8SIAN ARTILLERY For Fraternizing With Germans Of ficial Announcement Made. Petrograd. Oct. 28. (British Admi ralty Per Wireless Press). Russian soldiers who fraternized with Ger mans were fired on by Russian artil lery yesterday, snys today's official communication. The announcement follows: "On all fronts there were fusllladc-s and reconnojterlng operations. In the region of Illiukst several scores of our men, fraternized with the Germans. The troops so engaged were dispersed by our artillery fire. The Germans also attempted to fra ternize in the repion of Krevo and near the village of Larovo. southeast of Baranovichi. "In the Baltic-Sea. In the resrion of the- Gulf of Finland, there were no operations. On the Riga coast the situation is unchanged." OBSERVANCE OF FOUNDERS' DAY AT WH EATON COLLEGE A New Chapel, Like' Old Meeting House, Was Dedicated. Norton, Mass., Oct." 28. The dedi cation of a new chapel, built along the lines of the traditional New Eng land meetinghouse, marked the ob servance of Founders' Day at Whea ton College yesterday. Governor Mc Call. Ralph Adams Cram cf Boston, architect of the chapel, and President Samuel Valentine Cole of the colleg delivered addresses. PREMIER KERENSKY HAS GONE TO THE FRONT. War Minister Begins Reorganization of th Russian Army. Petrograd, Oct. 28. Premier Keren sky has gone to the front. The news papers today publish a note to the I effect that the war minister has begun ine eiRDorauon oi a scneme ror me reorganization of part of the army on the basis of separate nationalities. As the result of the continuance of disorders, martial law has been pro mhUmed In many citia and towns. i, m ..:'' ofcl.M siai -1. .