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VOL LIX. NO. 359 POPULATION 29,919 NORWICH, CONN., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1917 TEN PAGES 76 COLUMNS PRICE TWO CENTS ITALIANS FORCED BACK German and Austro-Hungarian Troops Are Operating Fast in Endeavor to Crush ITALIAN LEADER REPORTS TEUTONS CHECKED Cadorna Says That All Movements Ordered by the General Staff Are Being Carried the Italians Are Checking Plain Great Britain and Aid the Italians The Teutonic Allied Offensive is Said to Have Unified Parties , Withdraw From the Russian Front. From the head of the Gulf of Triest northward along the Isonzo front to beyond Tolmino and thence westward through the Carole Alps region to the Ploecken Pass, farming the eastern . and northeastern boundaries of the ' Austro-Italian war front, the Germans and Austro-Huwgarian troops are op? - era ting fast and strongly against the ; Italians in an endeavor to crush the forces of General Cadorna. Already the enemy, according: to the German official communication, is standing before the town of Udine, the former grand headquarters of the Italian army, having driven on past Cividale. In the press westward from Gorizia he has captured the town of Cormons, ten miles southeast of TTdine aad the entire Italian line southward to the head of the Adriatic Is reported to be in retreat. In addition to the wedges driven In to the Italian front on the east and northeast, the Teutonic allies . have started a third wedge In the north through the Ploecken pass, their hope evidently being to -cut off the retreat of the greater portion of General Ca dorna'a armies moving west and southwest. The Italian commander " in-chief, however, reports that his men are checking the advance in this region. Evidently the weakness among the Italians has been entirely overcome, as Cadorna says that all movements ordered by the general tit aft now are being carried out in reg ular order and thathe Italians . are fulfilling their duty '"by ' keeping "Tri ' check the enemy's advance Into the plains." Meantime in order to aid the Ital SOUTHERN PINE LUMBER FOR SHIP TIMBERS To Be Furnished as Fast as Needed by Producers. "Washington, Oct. 29. Southern pine lumber producers at a conference here today with shipping board officials gave assurance that they will furnish ebip timbers for the wooden ship building programme as fast as needed by building concerns. The shipping .board had threatened to take over and operate lumber mills unless timber was forthcoming In more liberal quan tlties. Delays In delivery of timber, it is declared, have seriously hampered wooden shipbuilding operations along she Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Ship ping board officials blame the build' ftrs, however, as well as the timber producers. Inexperienced construe tors, in many instances, it is declared. have laid down keels for too many Ships instead of proceeding with the construction of a few at a time. This Is said to have made it hard for the lumber men to meet their require ments. On the other hand, the lumber pro ducers, it is claimed, have shipped ma terial to fill private eontacts ahead of government orders because of high er prices paid. FIRST GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR TAKEN BY AMERICANS Died in an American Field Hospital- Shot in No Man's Land. With the American Army in France, Oct. 29 (By Tho Associated Press). The first German prisoner of war taken by the American expeditionary forces died today in an American field hospital, having been shot when he encountered an American patrol in No Man's Land in front of the American trenches. He. with another German, was dis covered Saturday night by the patrol and was called upon to halt. The Germans ran, the patrol fired and one of the enemy was hit. The prisoner was treated at a dressing station and removed to a field hospital, where the combined efforts of several surgeons failed to save his life. The prisoner was a mail carrier and letters of some value were found on him. He explained his presence near the American trenches, saying he had lost his way in the darJt. He declared that the German soldiers did not know that Americans were on the front in tS-ance. The officers tell them noth ing. - UNLOADING FACILITIES AT FRENCH PORTS IMPROVED. Will Greatly Aid the Transport of Sup. plies to American Troops. Washington, Oct. 29. The statement tof Captain Andre Tardieu, head of the special French high commission, that the unloading facilities of French pdrts have been so improved as to enable discharge of the cargo of a 5,000-ton hip in eight days is regarded as of tremendous importance to the Ameri can army transport of supplies to the troops at the front and to the- Red Cross and other agencies sending vast quantities of material to the civil pop ulation. General Gonzales Has Not Rebelled. Mexico City, Oct. 29. Gen. Porfirlo Gonzales, who recently was reported to hRve rebelled against the government at Aldamaai near - the Tamaullpas !Neuvo Leon boundary, arrived here today. He denied that he had been in frrma against the government. TO UDINE Forces of Gen. Cadorna Out in Regular Order and That Enemy's Advance Into the France are Sending Troops to in Italy Germans Continue to ians in their hour of trouble. Great Britain and 'France are preparing to lend immediate aid and the possibility is that already troops are being hast ened across the western Italian fron tier and by way of Turin and (Milan to the battle front in the east. As a result of the Teutonic allied offensive internal conditions in Italy are declared to have been unified, the preponderating idea of the entire pop ulation now being to abolish party lines in order to meet the situation in the best interests of the country. Even the cabinet crisis is expected to be solved with comparatively few changes in portfolios. On the western front in France and Belgium little fighting has taken place except in the nature of bombardments, although on the "Verdun front the Ger mans in an attack near Chaume wood captured a portion of a French trench. Later, however, they were driven .out from the most of it. - ' On that portion of the line held by the Americans the first German pris oner taken has died of wounds sus tained in No Man s Land when he failed to obey a command to halt. The Americans daily are shelling the Ger mans,, with the Germans answering their are. Snow has fallen in the region where the Americans are en trenched. On the Russian front the Germans in their continued evacuation have withdrawn from the entire Werder peninsula, projecting into Moon Sound ' In the Gulf of Riga.v The possibility is mat meir ill-success in landing fur- iner lorces last week caused the de cision to withdraw troops. LIBERTY LOAN WELL BEYOND FIVE BILLION Thursday is the Last Day on Which to Make Returns. - Washington, Oct. 29. Liberty loan tabulations were at a standstill at the treasury tonight, awaiting further re ports from the federal reserve banks. On the basis of estimates already in hand officials are confident that the flood of subscriptions during the clos ing hours of the campaign Saturday carried the loan well beyond the 000. 000.000 mark, but virtually no fig ures were received today on which to base an accurate estimate of the grand total. The treasury has decided to make no. further announcements until Nov. 1, Thursday, by which time the re serve banks are expected to have their reports somewhere near final shape. After a day of rest yesterday, the banks' officers and employes devoted themselves to tabulating results today and most of them did not even com municate with Washington. Thursday is the last day on which subscription agencies, Including 26, 000 banks, can make their returns to the federal reserve banks. TC SUPERVISE ALL FLOUR MILLING BUSINESS And All Handlers Doing a Business of Over $100,000 a Year. New York, Oct. 29. Supervision over Jobbing departments of flour mills and other wheat -flour jobbers, whole salers, retailers, brokers, agents, blend ers ana recondltioners, where such businesses are operated as an auxiliary t a flour milling business, or as part of such a business, is to be exercised by the milling, division of the federal iooa administration, it was announced xiere reaay. -me action is taken undo: me preeiaent's food proclamation of Oct. 8 and applies to handlers of flour ojiu mm yroaucis aoinsr a business in excess oi tuu,uuo a year, who are In structed to make, immediate applica tion for licenses. They will receive irom tne milling division a form of ijurauunaire repuiring a detailed de scription of their relations with the flour mills with which dated. Thereafter, thev will be make monthly reports to the milling division .setting forth the volume of uueuness none ana profits earned. COSTELLO PLEADED GUILTY TO INSUBORDINATION Courtmartialed For Assaulting Cor poral Krog at Camp Devens. Ayer, Mass., Oct. 29. At th trial hr courtmartial here today of Frank .eenan and .Nicholas Cosrfpllr. nf onageport members of tVi unity, T fantry for assault on Cornoral TCrne- two weeks ago Costello pleaded guilty to insubordination and assault but said he was not guilty of assault with in tent t murder. Keenan will be tried next week. WEDDING. Ryan Cuyler. Charlottesville, Va., Oct. 29. Thom as F. Ryan. New York financier ni Mrs. Cornelius C. Cuyler of New York were married here todav in the winter chapel of the Holy Comforter Catholic church, the pastor, the Rev. Thomas A. Rankin, officiating. Der. E. Alder man, president of the University ' of Virginia, and Mrs. Alderman, were the only witnesses. cabiedParappaphs nerican Sail' nry.jghie,, ft M d in in American London, Oct. sailing ship !F; gross, has been a "keel' Dvisub marine. She was taken- in tow by the submarine after being abandoned by the crew. NATIONAL ARMY 1EN . EAGER TO GO TO FRANCE When Given Choice a Majority Select Combatant Branches. . Washington, Oct. 29. Most Of the young men called for service- in the national army want to go to France as lighting men and they want to get tnere quickly. Reports from five or six of the big training camps, Secretary Baker an nounced tonight, show that when ask ed what they want to do the great majority of the select men say they aon t care wnat tneir jod is to be Just so tney get ta France among the first. and then when given a choice between the combatant and non-combatant branches most of them elect to be fughters. "The boys at the front and getting reaay to go there are all right," Is the verdict of the secretary, who re cently visited several training camps in the east and south. "Our nation need have nothing but mounting pride at the spectacle they present." "In these camps," said Mr. Baker's statement, "each man is asked "What do you want to do?" I have had reports from five or six of the largest camps ana tney show that the majority an swered in effect: T don't care what I do Just so I get to France among the first,' The next question asked them is "What branch of the service do you prefer?" Now, one who didn't know America would - expect vthem to say, wen, i nave Deen working in a store. I have been a hand on a farm;' 1 have been a mechanic;' 1 have been a clerk;' 'I don t kjjow much about guns and cannon, perhaps some one of the non-combatant places is the place where I can render the best service. But what is the fact? More than one third have asked to go into the infan try service. The next choice is the light artillery; the next is the heavy artillery service; the next is the avi ation service. ':So that what they asked for In a tremendously predominating majority of instances is, not the non-combatant service for which their Drevious ex perience might well qualify them, but tne lighting branch, so that they can take the risk of fighting for their country with the real weapons of war." one day's examinaation at Camn Upton, New York, for preference as to branch service, showed, infantry 722; cavalry six, field and heavy artillery 427; coast artillery 52: engineers 183: signal .corps and aviation 123; medical corps 53; quartermaster corps 561; ordnance 17; machine guns 7: trains 4; veterinary service 1. NEW REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT IN MEXICO Reports That Diaz Seeks to Overthrow " Carranza Party. Bl Paso. Texas. Oct. 29. Ranorta that have been reaching: the bordpr for more than a month of a new revo lutionary movement in Mexico head ed by General Felix Diaz were fol lowed by the receipt here of what purported to be a copy of a manifesto issued by General Diaz calling for the support of all' who are in sympathy with a new movement. The purpose is said to. be the overthrow of the so called "Carrancista party" and the restoration of the constitution of 1857. The manifesto is dated Camp Buena Vista, state of Vera Cruz, September 3, .1917. It calls especially for the support of members of the old federal army which, it says, has not been dis solved, but was dispersed because of special circumstances. According to reports received here, the newest activities of Diaz and his supporters have been confined to the south of Mexico, or Cientieflco" ele ment and the old clerical party lead ers. Rumors of German influence be hind this movement have not been confirmed. RECRUITS FLOCKING TO FIRST CONN. INFANTRY Following Announcement That Ameri can Troops Are in Trenches. New Haven, Conn., Oct. 29. The news that American troops have open ed fire on the Germans has stimulated enlistments here, is the opinion lit? major w. a. mercer, in charge of the local United States recruiting station. Today 3-8 men were accepted for the army and sent to army reservation camps. Recruits are also now flock ing to, join the First Connecticut in fantry, encamped near the Tale bowl. says . Captain James A. Ramsay, in ctarge or the recruiting here. Thds state now has furnished 760 more than its quota for the regular army and there is still a call for. hundreds of artisans. ALL PACKING PLANTS UNDER FEDERAL CONTROL. After Nov.-1st They Will Be Operated Under License. Chicago, Oct. 29. Official announce- I ment Was made today that every pack- .pimii. in me country is under full control by the government and that after the first of November the control will be absolute, operation of the plants then beinp under license. The announcement was coincident with the grand jury drive against high priced milk and was made by Joseph P. Cotton, chief of the meat division of the food administration, and Prof. Charles McCarthy of the University of Wisconsin, personal representative of Food Administrator Hoover, after weeks of the investigation of the Chi cago packing plants. Within a short time meat price bul letins will appear with the food admin istration's bulletins. BETTING FAVORS HYLAND IN NEW YORK ELECTION Tammany Man is I to 2 Favorite; Was 2 to 5 Mitchel is 2 to 1. New Tork, Oct. 29. Betting odds on Judge John F. Hylan's chances for election in the mayoralty campaign lengthened slightly today, when a curb broker announced the placing of $15, 000 of Tammany money at odds of 1 to 2 on their candidate against Mayor Mitchel. Odds on Hylan have been 2 to 6. The Mitchel odds remained at 2 to 1 against the mayor. Morris Hillquith, the socialist can didate, was quoted at 6 to 1 against, and the odds against ex-Senator Will iam M. Bennett were 8 to 1. There was little betting on either Hlllquit or Bennett. steamer Bearing L mum JSolons Attacked BY A U-BOAT OFF THE OF WALES COAST FORCED TP SUBMERGE Gunners of the Steamer Opened Fire Immediately Dinner for Senators and Representatives at Athenian Club. London, Oct. 29. The steamer on which were United States Senators John D. Kendrick of Wyoming, and William S. Kenyon of Iowa, and Rep resentatives John J. Rogers of Massa chusetts and James S. Parker, of New zone, was attacked by a German sub marine off the coast of Wales Satur day. The gunners on the steamer opened fire Immediately and the sub marine submerged before having time to launch a torpedo. At a dinner given at the Athenaeum euro tonight by - the lord high chan cellor, Sir R. B. Finlay, In honor of the American senators and representa tives, the chancellor confirmed the re port of the attack on the liner.. FRENCH PRESS REGRETS ACTION AGAINST DAUDET Government is Accused of Attempting to Sidetrack Inquiry Into German Intrigue. Paris, Oct. 29. The police search for evidence concerning a supposed Royal ist plot was continued today. Leon Dau-let, editor of the Royalist organ, L Action Francaise, whose offices were searched yesterday, was not permitted to leave his house' this morning, and a policeman was posted at the door to see that he did not receipe reporters, a host of whom were there. In the resi dences of M. Daudet and . Charles Maurras, co-director of --the newspa per, further documents and miscella neous weapons were found. M. Daudet rediculed the whole affair, saying all he could do was to thank the government for giving his news paper and himself such a splendid free advertisement. Public opinion, as voic ed in the press, deprecates tho govern ment's action, regarding it as ill-ad vised, inasmuch as it lends exagger ated importance to the Royalist agi tation. Gustave Herve, in La Vic toire, says: "It is at a moment when r.very one is astomslied that the traitors ana agents of Germany have not yet been judged and shot that the government attacks one of. those who denounced them. It attacks him,, not "for the pre cise and real offence -of spreading alarmist reports concerning M. Mal- vy (former minister of the interior, who was charged by M. Daudet with pro-German activities), but 'or I do not know what ridiculous plot against the state." Former Premier Clemenceau says in his newspaper, L'Homme nnchaine. that he thoroughly agrees with the prosecution of slanderers, but con demns what he calls "manoeuvres to divert or delay operations, whether le gal- or political, whose inspiration it is not difficult to discover." EMPEROR CHARLES HAS - CONGRATULATED KAISER On the Capture of the Italian Town of Cividale. Amsterdam, Oct. 29.--A despatch re ceived here from Vienna says Emperor Charles of Austria-Hungary has con gratulated Emperor William on the capture of the Italian town of Civi dale by the German troops and has thanked the emperor for placing at his disposal " a number of your splendid divisions." "The attacking energy of your troops," said the message of the Aus trian monarch, "proved, as ever, to be unconquerable." Emperor William in reply sent the following telegram to Emperor Charles: "The operations so successfully be gun under your command against the Italian army give promise of progress. I rejoice that beside your v. well-tried leonzo fighters the German troops in comradeship of arms have beaten our disloyal former ally. Congratulations on the capture of Gorizia and the Carso plateau. Forward with God." MEANS CHARGED WITH MURDER OF MRS. KING Has Been in Jail at Concord, N. C, Since Sept. 21. Concord. N. C, Oct. 29. The grand Jury today presented a bill of indict ment charging Gaston D. Means with the murder of Mrs. Maud A. King of New York and Chicago who, was shot near nere August. 29. means wno was Mrs. King's .business agent has been in Jaii here since September 21, when he was bound over to he grand jury. Means and Mrs. King were said to have been preparing shortly before her death to file a second will of her hus band, the late J. A. King of Chicago, which would give her son $2,000,000 at present held In trust. BILL POSTING CASE HEARD BY JUDGE THOMAS. All the Arguments Made and oision is Reserved. De- New Haven, Conn., Oct. 29. The In Junction brought against Chief of State Police iigan by the Hartford Posting Advertising company to prevent en forcement of the license law on bill posting companies was beard by Judge Edwin S. Thomas In the United States district court here today. All the ar guments were made and Judge Thomas reserved "decision. The posting com pany, through Its counsel, argued that the license law passed by the last leg islature is unconstitutional. DECREASE IN DIVIDENDS OF BOSTON ELEVATED ROAD This Year 3 1-2 Per Cent Previous to ' 1916, 6 Fer Cent. Was Paid. Boston. Oct. 29. Directors of the Soeton Elevated Railway company, wblch operates the elevated, subway and moat of jthe surface car system in Boston, today passed the regular quarterly dividend. (Stockholders this year have received- 3 1-2 per cent, in dividends. Previous to 1916, 6 per cent, bad been EgjA&rjtpanjryeftQL To Take Custody of Enemy Property UNDER PROVISIONS OF TRADING- WITH-THE-ENEMY LAW ARRANGEMENTS MADE First Receipt Was a Draft for $103,000, Which Was Invested in Liberty Bonde Ultimate Disposition Rests With Congress. - Washington, 0L 29. Arrangements were made today at a conference be tween President Wilson and A. Mit chell Palmer, custodian of enemy property to put into complete opera tion the provisions of the trading -with the enemy law for custody of prop erty -in this country, of citizens of Germany and of countries allied with Germany. Receipt of enemy property already has begun, the first receipts being a draft for 1 100,000 voluntarily tendered the custodian, who promptly invested in Liberty bonds. Preparing to Enforce the Law. Mr. Palmer said after the confer ence with the president that he was preparing to enforce the law as it stands for taking over property of Citizens of nations allied with Ger many as well as that of Germans. He Suspend the law's operations as to property of Turkish. Bulgarian, Aus trian and other allied citizens whose nations are not at war with the Unit ed States, although that question has not been discussed. Ultimate disposition of property taken over by his office. Air. Palmer explained, rests with congress, which must decide whether it shall be con fiscated or merely held in trust during the war by the custodian as a trus tee. COMMANDER LUCKNER OF SEEADLER CACTURED Off the Fiji Islands by Figian Constab ulary, September 1.' A Pacific Port. Oct. 29. Count Von Luckner, commander ot the German raider Seeadler, was captured Septem ber 21 off the Fiji Islands by Fijian constabulary, according v.o wrd brought b ya steamer arriving today from a trans-Pacific port. Five German members of the Secad ler"s crew were taken with their com mander, officers of the arriving ves sel said. . The Germans were in an armed-launch and were pursued by the constabulary, who were aboard the steamer Amra. This report -of the capture of the Germans confirms a message to this effect received some time ago from Australia. Just what became or others of the Seeadlers crew is not known. One report was that they were at sea in a commandeered vessel. The Seeadler. wrecked on the Mohe- pa Islands in the South Pacific some months ago, sank three American ves sels during her cruise In the Pacific. Previously, in the Atlantic, she put an end to sixteen vessels of various types. News of the destruction of the Stead ier was announced in Washington Oct. 4. GRADE CROSSING ACCIDENT AT WINDSOR LOCKS Bliss A. Price of Dorchester Killed When Auto Was Struck; Windsor Locks, Conn., Oct. 29. Bliss A. Price of Dorchester, 'Mass., was killed here tonight when a train hit an automobile he was driving across an unprotected railroad cross ing. He was on his way to Boston from Bridgeport, where he had just bought the car- he was in. His wife was driving behind him in another motor car in which the two had made the trip to Bridgeport earlier in the day. Mrs. Price was so overcome that she insisted on proceeding home, and her car was taken In charge by a passing autoist who volunteered to drive to Dorchester. From license cards found on his body it would appear that Mr. Price was an automobile dealer and lived at 477 Columbia avenue, Dorchester. His skull was crushed and death was instant. BISHOP BREWSTER'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY OBSERVED With Special Services at Trinity Epis copal Church, New Haven. New Haven, Conn, Oct. 29. The twentieth anniversary of the conse cration of Rt. Rev. Chauncey B. Brew ster, bishop of the (Episcopal diocese of Connecticut, was observed today with special services at Trinity epis copal church here. Bishop Brewster preached the sermon at the services which began the observance, dwelling on the work of the clergy which he said was one of self-sacrifice. Exercises were held during the af ternoon at the parish house and to night the Church Club of Connecticut will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bishop Brewster's coming to Connec ticut, with a banquet. About fifty, clergymen of the dio cese were present, including Suffragan Bishop E. C. Acheson of Mlddletown, Rev. Henry S. Harte, archdeacon of Hartford, Rev. Charles A. Marks of Wilton, Rev. Samuel R. Colladay of Hartford and Rev. Stephen F. Sher man, Jr., of Bridgeport. FIRST DAY'8 CAMPAIGN FOR FOOD 'PLEDGE CARDS Indicates a Huge Enrollment of Amer ican Families. Washington, Oct 29. Scattering re turns on the first day's campaign for food pledge cards Indicate that the hope of the food administration for a huge enrollment of the American fam ilies in a food conservation army will be realized. Iowa officially reported 72)0 00 pledge cards signed during the day with many sections still to be heard from. Indiana, the only other state to make an official announcement, reported over 67,000 signatures. The total number of .signed pledges now stands at 2,155,704, Including cards In the possession of the food administration as a result of the in formal campaign carried on early in the summer by women's organizations, schools ao4 other agencies. Condensed Telegrams President Wilson issued an appeal to the people to contribute to the Syr ian relief fundi Germans set on fire and destroyed the German gunboat Eber at the Port of Bahia, Brazil. Navy department officials announced a plan to double the size of the Wash ington Navy Yard. The "awkward squad" Is now a reg ular part of the activities of Mouki Holyoke college girls. Philadelphia was struck with two severe thunder storms. Lights were out for many hours. ' Bituminous coal will be raised 45 cents a ton more owing to the In crease in wages of miners. Cornell University's Liberty Lean subscriputions were $370,000. The professors alone pledged $234,650. Reports from 133 storage warehouses to Federal officials show 61,834,763 lgs. of frozen and cured fish on Oct. 15. Pen, Paint and Pretzels, the Tufts college dramatic society, is planning to furnish entertainment to men in army service. Two members, of a 'Boston draft ex emption board have donated their sal aries to the relief fund of Company B of the 301st infantry. Tom Longboat, twice reported killed In France, has written a letter to his former Marathon manager stating, he was much alive. Food Controller Hana of Canada an nounced that the sugar shortage was real and unless the situation improves drastic steps will be taken. .On board a British steamer arriving at an Atlantic port were a scorx of American ambulance drivers to eniiBt in other branches -of the service. Official notice of the death of An drew Courtney Campbell a young Chi cagoan in the French flying corps was received by his parents in Chicago. Englewood, N. J, raised $2,092,250 for the second Liberty Loan. The over-subscripion was more than 100 per cent. There were 2,759 subscrib ers. Johrt R. Oldfield, 59, manager of the Lawrence, Mass., opera house, and long identified w.ith theatrical interests in New England, died suddenly of heart disease. If arrangements under way are com pleted the Army and Navy football elevens will .play at the Polo Grounds in the last week of November for the Red Cross. Mrs. Henry Wittenbrock, who was struck by an automobile driven by some unknown person, died of her in juries . in the Stamford hospital late yesterday. Several persons were killed in a rear-end collision between a Missouri, Kansas and Texas passenger train and a freight train, five miles south of Austin, Tex. Miss Estelle Bescher, 27. of Yonk ers, N. Y., died at the Stamford hos pital . of injuries suffered when she threw herself in front of an electric locomotive. William H. Dinsen, American league umpire, is confined to his bed at Syra cuse, from a painful wound caused by the accidental discharging of his gun while hunting. The Liberty loan committee of the Philadelphia reserve district an nounced yesterday that the subscrip tions in the district would amount to at least $380,000,000. Tarry town has a suffrage war. The antis strung a banner across Broadway with the words 'Vote no" and in the night it disappeared. The antis offer a rewaijd of $100. The fight at Chicago between pro ducers and distributors of milk on one side and consumers on the other, on the . matter of pricos, continues with slight gains for the consumers. Michael J. O'Dennell and Harry Mauer enlisted men on the transport Antilles which was sunk by a U-boat, are in a Red Cross hospital In France. Both men lived in Richmond Hill. In a collision' with the running gear of an ascending aeroplane Private Jo seph Hayes, 25 years old of the New York Thh-d Aero Squadron, was in stantly killed v at Camp Donephan, Okla. Gen. Alexis- Brusiloff, former com mander-in-chief of the Russian armies and General Nicholas Rusky, member of the Supreme Mlilitary Council condemned the anarchy in the Russian armies. The Red Cross committee announc ed that Louis J. Horowitz, president of the Thompson-Starrett company of New York, has been appointed direct' or -of the foreign relief of the Amer ican Red Cross. Official tabulation of the New York federal reserve district's eubscriptions to the second Liberty loan yesterday brought the figures close to the maxi mum of $1,500,000,000, a total of $1, 410,152,500 having been reached. Holland will suffer intensely this winter, owing to the coal famine. Ger many is Holland's only supplier. For every 20 tons of coal taken from Ger many Holland has to send a man to the Teuton mines to work, owing to shortage of labor. William Jennings Bryan in a speech at Camp. Wadsworth to the soldiers, told them to always keep in mind the Christian ideal when they go over to fight and never let their sense of hu manity to be obscured by their de termination to win the battle. GERMAN AND HINDU PLOTTERS SENTENCED. Jaeobsen, Wehde and Boehm to Pay 110,000 Each and to Serve Two Years. Chicago. Oct. 29. Judge Landls In the United States district court today imposed prison sentences and fines on the four men recently convicted of conspiring to foment rebellion In India. Guetav H. Jaeobsen. leader of the con spiracy; Albert Wehde and George Paul 'Boehm were sentenced to two years imprisonment and lined $UB,00u each. They are Germans. Heramba Lai Gupta, a Hindu, was sentenced to IS months in prison and fined $200. The sentences were pronounced, after motions for a, new trial had been denied.- TAFTGI IN "SAVE FOOD" D Opened Conservation Campaign in Bridgeport With . Speech That Will be Part of National Propaganda WE MUST REDUCE CONSUMPTION, AVOID WASTE Impresses Upon His Hearers That Our Soldiers Abroad Must Have the Food That Will Bear Transportation and Con tains the Most Nourishment, Such as Wheat, Beef and Mutton, Sugar and the Fats of Pork, Butter and Dairy Products Corn, Potatoes, Vegetables, Fruits, Fish and Eggs Are Recommended for Home Consumption. Bridgeport, Conn.,' Oct. 29. Former President William II. Tfift soun3ed the keynote of the food conservation cam paign in this state here tonight in an address that later will be utilized as part of the 11 -ional propaganda in "Save Food" drives elsewhere. In pounding homo his argument to save waste and for economy in the use of meat, wheat and fats, he said: "This conservation of food by a re duction in its consumption and avoid ance of waste, congress haa not yet made compulsory in the individual. Congress has not entrusted nny offi cial of the government to limit what RETAIL PROFITEERING TO BE MADE IMPOSSIBLE. To Cut Off Supplies to Those Not Sat isfied With Reasonable Profit. Washington, Oct. 29. Profiteering by retail dealers in foodstuffs will be made impossible after Nov. 1. the food administration announced today, un der a plart to cut off supplies to thoVe not satisfied with reasonable margins. Manufacturers, wholesalers and other handlers of foods, whose businesses will go under license, will not be per mitted to sell to distributors who seefc unrlue profits. This plan, food ndmlnlstratlon offi cials believe, will (five tho government entire control of retail prices. Whole salers and others who oontlntic'To" sell to retailers after they are forbidden to do so by the fcod administration will he denied the right to sell goods under license. Authority for extending control to the retailer is cltod In the announce ment as follows: The urn il! rntallem of fcod, of whom there are several hun dred thousand in the country, while exempt from the licensing provisions, are nevertheless subject to other pro viHions of the food control net. TCvery retailer, as well as every other handler cf food, is forbidden under the law to make fny vinreasonable charKP, to hoard, tt monopolize, waste or destroy food, or to conspire with anyone to restrict the production, distribution or supply, or exact excessive prices on any necessities. There are no penal ties provided, but the food adminis tration hopes that the arrangement of restricting supplies to violators of the law will be of some effect, for the re tailer will find himself unable to buy poods from any wholesaler or manu facturer. Federal food administrators In fil the states wiil be directed to send $r the food administration the names of retailers asking excessive profits. NORWAY'S CLAIM IS BEING CONSIDERED That Treaty Forbids Seizure of Ships Under Construction Here. , Washington, Oct. 29. Consideration is being given by the state department to Norway's claim that ships under construction In this country for Nor wegians are exempted from seizure by the t'niled States government by the terms of. the c'.cl treaty between the United Slates and the dual monarchy of Norway and Sweden signed In 1827. Some official!! think, however, that the contention fslls flat because the pro visions of the treaty cited ipply to vessels of Norwegian reglfer, whereas a ship building on the stocks is not un der any flag.or subject to treaty stipu lations regarding shipping. "Vessels building in American yards for Nor wegians already have been command eered along with all others under con struction, whether for Americans or for- citizens of any other country. STRIKE OF UNION PRESS FEEDERS IN NEW YORK. Employers Are to Appeal to State Supreme Court for an Injunction. New York, Oct. 29. Employers whose printing establishments were thrown out of operation by a strike of union press feeders today will appeal to a state supreme court Justice in an effort to enjoin the strikers, it was an nounced tonight after a meeting of the association of employing printers. Whatever legal proceedings they may institute will be based, it was said, on the contention that members of the union have signed a contract which is effective until Oct. 1, 1919. The press feeders' walkout automat ically threw out of work pressmen in virtually every establishment in the city, according to union leaders. GERMAN AIR RAID OF ENGLAND FRUSTRATED. None of the Airplanes Were Able to Pass the Outer Defenses. London, Oct. 29. Hostile airplanes endeavored to carry out a raid tonight on the southeast counties of England, but none of the mwas able to pass the outer defenses, according to an official communication issued late tonight by B'ield Marshal Viscount French, com mander in chief of the home forces. The statement of Viscount French fol lows: 'THostile airplanes attempted to raid the southeast counties tonight. Our airplanes went up and the guns and lights wer ein action. No hostile air planes succeeded in passing the outer defenses." VES KEYN RM you and I eat, but in the exigency ot war, this may become necessary. It has become necessary In Germany, in France and in England and In other countries. Other govfi-nment trusts to the patriotic, voluntary action of the people in securing the necessary econ omy in the consumiitlon of food. May she not do this. That'H the question. If we renpond then no such compul sory measures need be adopted." Plea For Conservation. After dealing with the Immensity of (Continued on Psge Two, 5th. Col.) BERLIN'S REPORT OF INVASION OF ITALY Asserts That the Entire Italian Isonzo Front Has Collapsed, Berlin, Oct. 29, via London. The AiiBtro-German troops invading north ern Italy are standing before Udine, where, the Italian headquarters have been located, according to today's army headquarters announcement. The third Italian army made a brief resistance to the advancing Teutonic forces from Wippach to the Adriatic. This army is now in retreat along the Adriatic const. (ormons has been captured and the Austro-Oerman troops are approaching the frontier of the Italian codjtt re gion. The number of prisoners Is increas ing. The Italian front is yielding nnrth of the broad sector which was pierced lr. the Teutonic attack, the weakening extending as far as J'lockon Pane. The entire Italian Isonzo front has collapsed, the statement adds. The second Italian army is retreating to vnrdn the Tagliamento. All the r'Uds f.rp covered with columns in disorderly retreat, the crowds comprising both soMlerg and civil population. The Austro-Oermsn forces on the Isonzo front are commanded by P,cn cral Otto Von Beulow, it Is announced. 1 MAURICE P. BRADFORD PLEADED NOT GUILTY. Charged With Murder of Miss Alice B. Richards at Laconia, N. H. Lnconla, X. H., Oct. 29. Maurice P. Bradford pleaded not guilty on the ground of insanity when he was ur raigned in the superior court here to day, charged with the murder of Miss Alice B. Richards, a teacher in the echoo! for feeble minded, on June 28. The court ordered him sent to the state hospital at Concord for observa tion. Hradford, a physical director at the Fchool, Jnvited Miss Richards and two other teachers to his cottage on the school grounds. At the cottage 'Bradford, on tho pre tfnse of showing his guests a trick, bound them with ropes and then beat them with a club. Mis Richards died later as a result of her injuries. DARKENING OF BROADWAY'S FAMED ELECTRIC SIGNS, Is Being Discussed, for the Purpose of Saving Coal. Washington, Oct. 29. Darkening of Broadway's far-famed electric signs, to save coal for war purposes, was dis- ' cussed at a hearing given representa tives of the Broadway association of New York today by the fuel adminis tration. The conference was the first oi a series that will be. held here to take up measures designed to prevent waste of the country's fuel supply. A compromise proposal, it wae eald tonight, probably will be made ef fective, under which lights on New York's great thoroughfare will not be turned on until 8 o'clock p. m. this winter, instead of at 4.30 o'clock or 5 o'clock, as formerly. HERBERT S. BIGELOW SUFFERS NERVOUS SHOCK Following Horsewhipping Ffoceivod Near Florence, Ky. Cincinnati, O., Oct. 29. Herbert S. Biselow, pacifist, socialist, head of !he People's Church of Cincinnati and a member of the People's Council, who was horsewhipped near Florence, Ky.. last night by a band of men robed In Ku Klux fashion "in the name of the women and children of Belgium," as one of the leaders termed it, was to night suifering severely from nervous shock as well as from the bruises and lacerations Inflicted. BRITISH PARLIAMENT THANKS NAVY AN"b ARMY Adopted Resolution Presented by Prnmier Lloyd Georne. LonJon, Oct. 29. Parliament today adopted a resolution presented by Premier Lloyd George, expressing the thanks of trie parliament to the navy and tbe army, including the overseas troops or.d the mercantile marine, for their services in the war and to the women in the medical and other aux iliary Bervices and further expressing tympathy to the relatives and friends of those "vsho have given their lives for 1 their country.