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m ;r"v r. - VOL. LIX. NO. 360 POPULATION 29,919 NORWICH, CONN., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1917 12 PAGES 84 COLUMNS PRICE TWO CENTS TEUTONS COM! DRIVE OF ITALIANS But They Are Being Impeded by the Flooded Condition of the Tagliamento River UDINE HAS BEEN CAPTURED BY THE INVADERS ;They Are Pressing the Italians Front and Invading Italian Territory From the North Through Passes in the' Carnic Alps Italian Cavalry is Fighting Rear Guard Actions to Cover Retreat of Troops to Positions Chosen for Forces Have Made Another Advance in the Ypres Sector Artillery Battles Are Reported on the Other Fronts. The drive of the Germans and Aus tro-'Hungarian armies begun a week aero against the eastern and northeast fern fronts of the Austro-Italian thea tre continues unabated, but with the Italian cavalry fighting: rear guard ac tions to cover the retreat or the Ital lans to positions chosen for a stand and the Teutonic- allies also being im jxrded toy the flooded condition of the Tasllsmento river. Udine, former headquarters of the Italian army in eastern Venetia, has keen . captured by the invaders, who also axe pressing the Italians westward from the Isonzo front and invading Italian territory from the north Chraugh passes in the Carnic. Alps. The invasion of the province of ,-Venetia from the east, with Udine the apex of the drive, already is about JO miles, but as yet no definite informa tion is at hand from which It is pos sible to judge the extent of the ad vance of the Teutons in the other dis tricts. If the movement from the north keeps pace 'with that from the north ast and the east, however, the predic iament of General Cadorna's forces jBecessarily will be a serious one, and it is not yet beyond the realms of pos sibility that unless the eastern armies are able to make a stand on the plains of Friuli, a further considerable num ber of the Italians will be captured. -.. Nothing has been vouchsafed in Slither the Italian, German or Austrian Official communications to indicate what the situation is in the Trentino ector, which lies to the w4 srr.S northwest of the present zone of ac tivity, but it is not improbable that if. unofficial advices have stated, the nstro-Swies frontier has been closed, Reinforcements, both from Germany GERMAN DAIDER SEEADLER WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE It Had Destroyed 25 Steamers and Sailing Vessels on Cruise. A Pacific Port, Oct." 30. Count Von Luckner, commander of the German raider Seeadler, told Fiji Island news paper correspondents when he was raptured near the Fijis' recently, that the raider was destroyed by fire 2. 000 miles from land, ' according to of ficers of a vessel which arrived here yesterday with details if the count's capture. Previous reports were that the vessel was wrecked on an island. The count also asserted, according to the steamer's officers, that the Seead ler destroyed twenty-five steamers and sailing vessels on its cruise. Five of the captured craft, all sailing vessels, were sunk in the Pacific, he said. All the crews were sent ashore. A favorites plan of his, he was re ported to have said, was to send out a wireless message asking for the time. Some one would oblige him and after ward the ship supplying the time was t'aced and sunk. LANDSLIDE ON DERBY WATER BURY TROLLEY LINE Half Way Between Beacon Falls and Waterbury Traffic Delayed. Beacon Falls, Conn.. Oct. 30. Traffic was delayed for over two hours tonight on the Derby-Waterhury trolley line at Dead Man's curve, half way between Beacon Falls and Waterbury, by a landslide. The slide occurred as a result of the rain storm, several tons of rock, trees, boulders and gravel hav ing slid down and blocked the single track trolley line. N'o one was in jured. The officers of the company were telephoned to and a gang of men were soon on hand from Naugatuck end Waterbury and they succeeded af ter a little over two hours' hard work lii clearing the track. The cars going In both directions were stopped while the track was being cleared. EAST WOODSTOCK MAN SHOT WHILE HUNTING, Andrew Hamilton Neely Mistaken for Moose in Woods of New Brunswick Fredericton, X. B., Oct. 30. Andrew Hamilton Neely of East Woodstock, Conn., died at a hospital today as tje result of 'a hunting accident. Neely, with his brother-in-law, Norman Sharps, was hunting yesterday whjfc, Recording to the county authorities, f-harpe mistook Neely for a moose and shot him. NOT TO USE GERMAN EMBASSY BUILDINGS They Will Be Returned Untouched at the End of the War. Washington. Oct. 30. It was offi cially stated today that the government has no intention of seizing the old German embassy buildings for the use of the enemy property custodian or for any other purpose. They, will be re turned to Germany untouched at the end of the war. Basic Price for Sugar in New York. New York, Oct. 30. Basic price for sugar delivered in New York city was , fixed at 6.90, duty paid, for "96 centri- fvgal," by tho international sugar (committee in conference here tonight. . The committee has under consideration fixing of prices for other refining 1 points. Westward From the Isonzo a Stand Field Marshal Haig's and Austria, are being hurried up "for an offensive of great magnitude in tnis region. The driving back of the Ital ians southward in this, region might seriously affect the plans of the en tente allies to send relief to General Cadoma if the route chosen for this purpose were across the Franco-Italian border and eastward by rail. In the retreat of the .Italians the British artillery units -which early is the spring were sent to the Isonzo front to aid the Italians in their drive toward Triest saved all their guns, but the men suffered severely from cold, the inclement weather and lack of food. Field Marshal Haig again has sent forward his forces in the Ypres sec tion on what apparently were intended as light-straightening operations, and again has been successful in gaining the greater portion of his objective. The attacks were delivered over small fronts in the region of Passchendaele and Poelcapelle, -where spurs of ridges and other points of vantage were taken. The Canadians, with their usual brilliancy of attack, early in the of fensive gained their objectives, in cluding Crest farm, .400 yards from the heart of Basschendaele. Some of them even penetrated into the town itself and also were close to the vil lage of Goeberg to the north. . . The German official communication admits that Passchendaele was cap tured, but asserts -that la-the Ctt- dians were driven out. .On the other battle -fronts, except for spirited artillery fighting in the Aisne and Meusc sectors of France, the operations have been of a minor char acter. GERMANY HAS LOST 6,000,000 MEN DURING THE WAR According to a Declaration Made in the Reichstag. Washington, Oct. 30. Germany lost six million men in the three years of v.-ar, according to a declaration made in the reichstag by the independent socialist Ledebour. A report of his speech reaching Washington rthrough Switzerland states that, contemplating the pros pects of a fourth winter campaign, the socialist leader said: . "You have not evidently, gentlemen, an exact conception of what war means. We have had 1,500,000 dead, three or four million wounded, of whom 500,000 ore crippled for life, and two riillion absolutely invalided. That make i altogether six million men lost durinc; three years." . , It it stated that official information confirmatory of these figures has been in possession of American officials for some time. BRITISH CHANCELLOR MOVES VOTE OF CREDIT In the House of Commons for 400,000, 000 Pounds Sterling.. London, Oct. 30. Andrew Bonar Law. chancellor of the exchequer, in moving a vote of credit in the house of commons today for 400 000,000, said this amount would supply the necessary funds up to the first week in January next. "From the beginning of the financial year to September 29," he said, "the daily average expenditure had been 6,648.000, an increase of 1,237,000 over the budget estimate. The in crease was made up under the fol lowing heads: army and navy 590. 000; miscellaneous services 306.-000; advances to the allies and dominions 341,000. The credit today brings the total loans for teh year to $1,900,000,000 and the total since the beginning of the war to 5.69Z,000',000. ACTIVITIES OF FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS IN CAMPS Scope Outlined in Announcement Made by Secretary Baker. Washington, Oct. 30. Secretary Ba ker today announced a policy to govern activities of fraternal organizations in army training camps. Camp commanders will fee directed to permit the construction of buildings within the camp sites by any fraternal organization, individually or group of organizations acting together; facili ties of the camp for social and fellow ship meetings will be extended, and accredited representatives from the various societies will be authorized to visit the camps and arrange for enter tainments for the men at the buildings thus erected or in nearby communities. GALE AND RAIN AT CAMP DEVENiS Forced a Suspension of All Outdoor Work Yesterday. Ayer, Mass., Oct. 30. A gale that swept a heavy rain before it raged here today and forced a suspension of all out of doors work, at Camp Devens. A 70-foot fira observation tower op posite the base hospital was blown over by the gale and the crash alarm ed patients in the hospital. Windows in many barracks were blown in. Cabled Paragraphs Orlando to Form Italian Cabinet. Rome, Oct. SO. King Victor Em manuel today received Professor "Vit torio Orlando, minister of the inter ior, in the Boselll government, who agreed to undertake the formation of a cabinet and took tha oath as pre mier. FIRE RAGING ON BIG PIERS AT BALTIMORE Where Are Stored Vast Quantities of Supplies for Forces In France. Baltimore, Oct. 30. One of the largest fires in Baltimore since the great conflagration in February, 19(M. trat destroyed the business section of the city, is raging at midnight on the t ig piers of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad at - its extensive terminal at Locust Point, on the south side of the harbor. Piers 8 and 9 are stored wifh vast quantities of munitions and sup plies for the American forces in France and their allies. Within ten minutes after the flames were discovered the entire structure was ablaze. Fifteen of the crew of a British steamer lying at the pier leaped overboard and it is feared some of them were drowned. A dozen or more men employed on the pier are missing. On one of the piers were cases of shells which exploded at intervals, leading to rumors that the fire department was using dynamite to check the spread of the fire. It is reported that the fire was of incen diary origin. The Baltimore and Ohio grain ele vators are but a short distance from the burned piers, which are the main terminal in this country of the Fur-ness-Withy English line of steamers. The firemen have so far succeeded in preventing the flames from spread ing to the elevators. - Shortly after midnight pier 10, the former immigration pier of the German Steamship company, was burning, but at that time the firemen believed they could confine the flames to the three piers. Baltimore and Ohio railroad offi cials could not give any estimate of the loss, but ti will reach several mil lions. FIRST ALLEGED DESERTER FROM CAMP DEVENS. Country-Wide Search Being Made for Private Joseph Deltore. z Ayer, Mass., Oct. 30. The fiiret al leged deserter from the ranks of the New England division of the national army. Private Joseph Deltore, of Headquarters company of the 301st in fantry regiment, was being sought to night in a country-wide search by fed eral and secret servire authorities. Deltore, who was selected for service by a Boston exemption board, has been missing since Oct. 13. Today Captain Neale W. Richmond, hig commander, received . parcel post package in which were all the articles cf the missing man's uniform. The package was postmarked 'Brockton." Nc message of explanation accompa nied the bundle. Several . etoraw ot immboriintto were made against Deltore TSjr'h'Is com manding officers, one of them alleging an assault upon a sergeant. Aftor. pointing out to the man the penalties provided for such actions. Colonel Tompkins, regimental commander. agreed to hold up the charges against h.m - on his promise to reform. T-.-? only punishment ordered was thrive week ends without leave and a pro vision that he do kitchen work during those fatigue Cxxty periods. SWITCHMEN DEMAND A 50 PER CENT. WAGE INCREASE Referendum Vote on a Nation-Wide Campaign Strike is to be Taken. Chicago, Oct. 30. Demands for a fifty per cent, wage increase will be submitted to the. raflroads of the United States "by th members of the Switchmen's Union $f North Ameri ca as a result of aur.ion taken by a special committee t a two day's meeting which ent" 1 here todaiy. The Adamson law enacted in 1916 to avert a threatened stxfke reduced the daily hours of labor of the switch men from ten to eight hut did not increase, their wages. The demand for a wage increase will be followed by a referendum vote on a nation-wide strike of switchmen it' it is not granted in thirty days, it was announced by S. E. Heberling of Buffalo, president of the union. The thirty days' notice which the con tracts of the union with the rail roads require must be given before any change in wage questions can be taken up was served on the railroads at once. OBITUARY. "Private" John Allen. Jackson, Miss., Oct. 30. -"Private, John Allen, member of congress from Mississippi for sixteen years, until his retirement in 1901, and one of the picturesque figures of that body .in those days, died at his home in Tupe lo, Miss., today. He had been ill about two weeks. James Mehr. Greenwich, Conn., Oct. 30,-James Mehr, 79 years old, counsel for the People's Light, Gas and Coke company of Chicago, died here today at his summer home at Belle Haven. Mr. Mehr was formerly president of the company. He had been here all sum mer and had been ill most of the time. The body will be taken to Chicago for burial. General C. H. Grosvenor. Athens, O., Oct. 30. General Charles II. Grosvenor, former representative from the Eleventh Ohio district, died at his home here early today, aged 84. General Grosvenor, for many years a notable figure in republican politics in Ohio and for twenty years a mem ber of congress, had been failing in health for many years. His congres sional career ended in 1906, with his defeat by Albert Douglas. General Grosvenor was a native of Connecticut, born at Pomfret, Sept 23, 1833, of Revolutionary stock, and came to Ohio in 1838, with his par ents. He was admitted to the bar in 1857. Bridge Rendered Unsafe by Rain. Oakville, Conn., Oct. 30. The New Haven railroad bridge over the reser voir of the Oakville company was ren dered unsafe by the heavy rain of to night, and the 6.22 train for Water bury was unable to make its run. Re pair gangs were sent at once to stay the bridge up and it was promised to be in condition for use tomorrow. Football Injuries Proved Fatal. Trinidad, Colo., Oct 30. Elvin An derson, member of the sophomore class of the Trinidad High School, who sus tained an injury to his spine in a foot ball game with the Lamar Hierh School at Lamar last Saturday, died at a nospitai toaay. , - More Notorious Luxburg Codes MADE PUBLIC BY SECRETARY LANSING LAST NIGHT TEXT OF TELEGRAMS Reveal That Luxburg Appealed Vainly for a Squadron of Submarines With Which to Awe Some Latin-Ameri- can a and to Flatter Others With Salutes. Washington, Oct. 80. Two more of the notorious Count Von Luxburg's messages to the German foreign ofce from Buenos Aires were made public tonight by Secretary Lansing. They provide official confirmation of Ger man's plan to control southern Brazil, shedding light upon Teutonic intrigue in South America generally, and re veal that Luxburg appealed vainly for a squadron of submarines with which to awe some La tin-Americans and to flatter others with sahites. The despatches, like others that have gone before, were given out by Sec retary - Lansing without discussion f their contents. The only comment was in' this statement attached to the copies: "In view of the fact that the sub stance of certain telegrams addressed by Count Luxburg to the German for eign office has been published, the sec retary of state makes public the actual text of the telegrams." The Messages. The messages follow: "No. 63. July 7, 1917. Our attitude towards Brazil has created the impres sion here that our easy-going, good na ture can be counted on. This is dan gerous in South America, where the people under thin venire are Indian. A submarine squadron with full pow ers to me mignt probably still save the situation. I request instructions as to whether after a rupture- of relations legation is to start for home or to re move to Paraguay or possibly Chile. The naval attache will doubtless go to Santiago de Chile. "LUXBURG." ".No. 89. Aug. 4, 1917. I am con vinced that we shall be able to carry through our principal political acts in South America, the maintenance of open market in Argentine and the re organization of South Brazil equally well whether with or against Argen tina. Please cultivate friendship with Chile. The announcement of a visit of a submarine squadron to calute the president would even now exercise de cisive influence on the situation in South America. Prospect excellent for wheat -harvest in December. Jr.. a-- LjJ0Bt-JitG:"" After the state deportment made public the "sink without a trace" mes sages, which caused Argentina to hand "Von Luxburg his passports, the Ar gentine government sent to Washing ten a number of the former German ministers' despatchtes for decoding. Whether the two now published were among them, or were obtained by the United States at the same time it came into possession , of other tele grams forwarded to Berlin through the Swedish legation at Buenos Aires, & not disclosed. Argentina Demanded Publication. Several days ago press reports from Buenos Aires said a sensation had been created there by the publication of a despatch from Rio Janeiro saying the Brazilian foreign minister had made known that translations of the Lux burg messages revealed a German plot to invade southern Brazil. The Ar gentine newspapers demanded then that their government either publish the despatches or "authorize their pub lication by a foreign government." The "reorganisation" of south Brazil referred to by Von Luxburg is as sumed here to refer to the activities of the Hamburg colonization company in connection with the large German element already located in that sec tion. Several months before this des patch was written there were reports of plans for a German insurrection. The break between Argentine and Germany, which Von Luxburg appar ently was expecting in July, has not yet come, and latest advices from Bue nos' Aires do nort indicate any inten tion on the part of the Argentine gov ernment to join Brazil and other South American nations on the side of the allies. Von Luxburg, who was expect ed to sail for home Nov. 1, the allies having agreed to grant- him safe con duct for the voyage. A SEVERE ELECTRICAL STORM IN WORCESTER Caused the Death of an Unknown Girl, Aged 18. Worcester, Mass., Oct. 30. A severe electrical stord in Worcester today caused the death of an unknown girl, aged 16, wrecked the hode of C. J. Eckere, blew out the big show win dews of the American Supply company store on Front street and caused a lot of damage by blowing over trees. The girl killed by the automobile was carrying an umbrella and, in trying to protect herself from the driving rain, she walked off the sidewalk into the path of the machine, which she did not see. The lightning ripped the roof off the Eckers house and tore the plaster off all the ceilings but did not injure anybody. A STANDARD LOAF OF WHEATLESS BREAD Is to be Adopted by the Hotels of ) Massachusetts. Boston, Oct. 30. A standard loaf of wheatless bread will be adopted by hotels throughout the state, it was announced at the conclusion of a con ference 'between leading hotel pro prietors and Henry B. Endicott. state food administrator, today. A com mittee was appointed to compile re cipes from which the best will be se lected and submitted to every hotel chef in the state. . Those attending tht conference said the recipe agreed on probably would be given also to the public for home use. Kaiser to Announce Definite Policy. Washington, Oct. 30. Berlin des patches received here by way of Switzerland say that Emperor Wil liam through the head of the civil cab inet, has informed the majority party leaders in the reichstag that he will make a definite decision during the coming week on the subject of tnegov crnment's policy. A Great Chance for U. S. Chemists ENEMY-OWNED PATENTS OPEN ED TO THEM SOME 2,000 ARTICLES Salvarsan, Used in Virulent Blood Dim eases, and Non-Toxio Substitutes for Local Anaesthetics are Among the Drugs Which will ba Manufactured in America. ' Washington, Oct. 80. The latest store of German scientific information in this country was opened today to American manufacturers in regulations issued by the federal trade commis sion under which enemy-owned pat ents and copyrights will be licensed for manufacture by citizens .of the United States. When the regulations had been made public, the commission met a group of medical men to consider licensing the manufacture of certain drugs princi pally Salvarsan used in virulent blood diseases and non-toxic substitututes for local anaesthetics, of which the supply in this Country has run dang erously low since the war interrupted commerce. 200,000 Articles Affected. Approximately 20 000 patented and copyrighted articles are said to be af fected by the commission's order, These include dyestuff formulas of vital importance to American indus tries and mechanical, devices of wide use, though thed humanitarian effect of the order, attracts the wides atten tion. German though for many years has been in the forefront of medical research, evolving remedies for disease and for alleviation of pain, all of which patented in the United States will now become available" to end suf fering in this country. Public Interests to be Safeguarded. Whether prices for drugs manufac tured under license will be determined by the commission was not announc ed, but it was intimated that the com mission would safeguard the public against exploitation. The trading- with-the-enemy act, by authority of which the patents and copyrights will be aken over, confers on the president, who has delegated the trade commis sion to carry out the law, power to fix conditions of licensing, which might be countersigned as authorizing ' limita tions of prices if the public welfare de manded it. Prices of drugs have un dergone tremendous increases since 1914 many remedies having increased as much as 1.000 per cent imt fr. Issue pf Ljcens.es..it . The regWationsr issued "today fol low the law closely in safeguarding the interests of patent owners who must be reimbursed for the use of their inventions, and provides that licenses will be issued only yirhere the interest of the public demands it, to supply a demand not now being met. The li cense must give evidence of abilitay to manufacture the article. When the commission will issue the first licenses for manufacture of arti cles patented by alien enemies or their allies probably will depend on the time required for American producers to meet the license requirements. REFERENDUM VOTE OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE Favors Government Fixing Prices of Materials for War and Public Wei; fare. Washington, Oct. 30. The declara tion of the recent war convention of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States at Atlantic City that it is necessary that the -government fix prices on all materials needed for the conduct of the war and affecting the public welfare has been endorsed by a great majority - of its members throughout the country.' The preliminary count of the result of the referendum on this subject, sent out before the Atlantic City meeting, shows it was announced today, that the members favor extending the au thority to control prices to raw ma terials and finished products and to prices the public pays as well to those paid by the government. The recommendation of the cham ber that price control be placed in the hands of a small board to be named by the president and that an agency to work in harmony with this board distribute available supplies to those purchasers whose needs are most directly related to the public welfare also is endorsed. Approval, too, is given the propos al to have each leading industry and trade appoint a committee to confer with the agencies that control prices and distribution. HARMiFUL RESULTS OF THOUGHTLESS COMPLAINTS Explained to Every Man in the Ser vice at , Camp Devens. Ayer, Mass., Oct. 30. Major General Harry F. Hodges, in command at Camp Devens, was directed today by the war department to take such steps as he deemed proper to explain to every man in the service the harmful results of making thoughtless and un just complaints in letters to relatives and others. General Hodges said the department was anxious to point out that the letters written by soldiers to home folk often were misinterpreted and created considerable trouble. It was stated that while no serious com plaints had been made against condi tions at the camp, thia inference was drawn from some letters which were not intended to convey that impres sion. LICENSE FOR A CONCERT WITHHELD IN PROVIDENCE Until Frieda Hempel Promises to Sing The Star Spangled Banner. Providence, K. I, Oct. 30. The po lice commission today withheld the granting of a license for a concert here Sunday by Frieda. Hempel pend ing a, promise by the grand opera singer that sh.e will sing The Star Spangled Banner. While in this city last spring Mme. Hempel refused to include the national anthem in her program, claiming that she did not know it. "If she does not know it she must learn it by Sunday if she hopes to appear then," the chairman of the -com mission stated when application was made for a license. Condensed Telegrams Births in Germany hava decreased ed 700,000 in a year. Anaconda mines hava produced 200, 000,000 pounds of copper in October. National bank circulation in the week ended Oct. Z6 decreased $61,495. Under the protection of the British navy, 13,000,000 men have crossed the seas. There are now approximately 12.000 men at work in the Butte mining district-Frosts have destroyed nearly all of the corn crop on the central plateau of Mexico. The Portuguese Government is in quiring for 80,000 tons of wheat for early delivery. Two mess halls at Camp Bowiss, near Fort Worth, Texas, were burned at a loss of 6,000. Drastic measures will be adopted by the Government to keep alien enemies irom aestneted territory. The United States Armv Field Ar tillery camp at Pine Plains, N. Y., will De aoaaonea lor the winter. Former Governor James E. Ferguson of Texas announced that he would edit a weekly Journal at Temple, Texas. Jesus Martinez, Mexican vice-conau in New York was indicted, charged witn railing to report for the draft law, The barge Aloha foundered in Lake Ontario nine miles off Kingston. Eighteen persons are reported drown- ea. Detective Joe Ivins shot and killed J. W. Flanagan, a member of Com pany C, Eleventh Infantry of Chatta nooga. Preliminarv mttarv.h nf nnm ti,i,0 houses has failed thus far to disclose looa hoarding to any appreciable ex tent. Seventy-three of the 110 persons ar raigned before Magistrate House in A-ovv xuin. lur speeaing paid nnes to tailing 2,500. If a settlement is not reached be tween the Rrnnklvn halrpr ntHVrt-. on A the employers. New York may be in a Townsend Martin and Chas. B. Hall were awarded the French War Cross for bravery for removing wounded men unaer neavy lire. The urgent need for shipbuilders is so great that the United States may nave to conscript men to work In the shipbuilding yards. Subscriptions ito the second Lib erty loan in the New York federal re serve district have reached .an. official LvLct iui x,ao,ooo,suu. . The British Purchasing Corporation is reported to have let contracts for z.ooo.ooo six-inch shells, to cost ap proximately Dl,VV,U)U. Field Marshal Haig commander of tne jsntisn armies in France congrat ulated the Canadians and highly prais- eu mem tor tneir good work. rrance's third war loan will be 10,000 000,000 francs. The bonds Will bear 4 per cent., are redeemable in i4d, and are free from taxes. Announcement wni m& v,.. .i. y lll7 r uuu Auiriinisira.tion mat iuo.000 tons of sugar has been turned over to the American tougar Refining Co. more pay on the New York and Man hattan ferries between Williamsburg i no in i . .. . " oju oireei ana xtooseveit street Seven German r!.nt. xrAr YorK are serving terms on Ellis Is land tor not oDeying the warning to Keep tneir moutns shut about the war. Dr. von Seidler. the Austrian nremmr ueciarea tnat "tne central Powers will keep up the war if the enemy persist and that they will show the power and torce or peace. Caun vnn lu.ki.pn tk. man diplomat at Argentina, will be Kiveii nine passage Dy tne trench and DHL sn -EovprnmMiTS ha rcfii .oil rrom New York. Tha 1 1 1 i nn i pAfid Am!m!,4..i.. ed the retail price of eggs from two to nve cBins lower, xne prices of imi tation butter were set for 30 cents and no cents a pound. The Knights of Columbus are es tablishing and maintaining war recre ation centers at home and overseas, through a $3 000,000 fund of which $1,000,000 is subscribed. - The Eastern Steel company declar ed an extra dividend of 5 per cent, on the common stock, together with the usual quarterly disbursements on corn con and preferred stock. Responsibility for the strike at the South Boston plant of the Western Electric company was placed upon the company by the Massachusetts board of conciliation and arbitration. The New York State Industrial Commission has adopted new smoking regulations. They prohibit smoking where there is inflammable goods. Where smoking is licensed signs must be posted. The trial of CaDt. Howard Sullivan of Batterv T. 105th Field artillery. New York National guard, division, chare-ed with ordering the whipping of Private Otto Gotteachalk of his command was concluded at Spartan-ti.-rg. S. C. before a military court martial. The finding of the court win be sent to the war department for ap proval. NEW ENGLAND COAST SWEPT BY 84-MILE GALE. Many 'Small Vessels Were Driven Ashore Frame Building Razed. Boston, Oct. 30. A southwesterly gale which reached a maximum ve locity of 84 milen swept along the New England coast today held shipping in port and did considerable damage. Many small vessels were driven ashore and fishing and pleasure boats in the harbor here broke away from their an chorage and were rounded up wdffa difficulty. The blow did not exceed 45 miles in Eoston, the wer.ther bureau stated, al though reports from many shore afift interior points indicated that frame buildings were razed and trees uprooted. Decrease in U.S. Steel Earnings FOR THE QUARTER ENDING SEP. TEMBER FIRST MORE THAN $20,000,000 But the Corporation Has Again De clared an Extra Dividend of S Per Cent, on Common Stock Reduotlon of Earnings Due to Lower Prices iPaid by the Government. New York, Oot. 30. Notwithstand ing a decrease of more than, $20,000,000 in the total earnings of the United States Steel Corporation for the quar ter ending on September 80, the cor poration today again declared an ex tra three per cent, dividend on the common stock, together with the regular- quarterly disbursements of 1 1-4 per cent, on the common and 1 3-4 per cent, on the preferred issues. These earnings totalled $68,2-43,784, as compared with $90,479,204 in the pre vious quarter. Net Income $55,246,377. Net income of $55,245,377 represents a decrease of slightly more than $19, 000,000 and the surplus of $21,824,554 is less by almost half that shown three months ago, namely $40,965,761. The falling off in business is attrib uted largely to the lower prices paid by the government for its supplies. As a matter of fact the earnings for the third quarter compare favorably with those of the three months Imme diately preceding which constituted a record. The sum of $68,243,784 was arrived at after appropriating $63,733, 013, or almost half of gross returns, for war income and excess profits in addition to expenses incident to oper ations and interest on subsidiary bonds. This item is larger by almost $10, 000,000 than the appropriation set aside in Jhe previous quarter and makes a total of $151,516,885. To this should be added as additional allowances for the first half of 1917 the sum of $12, 716,724, also for war Incomes and ex cess profits, pursuant to the revenue bill as finally adopted, making total appropriations of ,$164,a33,609. FIRST ACTUAL CASH FROM SECOND LIBERTY BOND SALES Treasury Department Has Received $124,590,753 From Reserve Banks. Washington, Oct. 30. The treasury department today received the first actual cash from the sale of the sec ond issue of Liberty bonds. Federal reserve banks --turned in - $124,690,754, representing part of the two per cent, paid by subscribers with their appli cations and a small part of the fund received for the smaller bonda bought for cash. No further reports as to total sales came from the reserve banks today and none are expected until Thursday, when member banks and other sales agencies must deposit with the reserve banks the "first payments and returns from cash sales. Complete figures for subscriptions by the navy were in hand tonight, showing that tho enlisted personnel and civilian employes in the navy de partment bought $10,202,1-50 worth of bonds. The battleship Texas led all warships with a total of $107,350, more than $100 to each member of the crew. STEEL PLANTS TO HAVE - AMPLE SUPPLY OF COAL Fuel Administration is to Modify th Priority Shipment Order. Washington, Oct. 30. Steel plants working on. war orders, were prom ised an ample supply of coal at a con ference of representatives of the steel industry today with fuel administra tion officials. Some concerns, it was declared, are about to close down be cause of a lack of the kind of coal they need. To meet the situation the fuel ad ministration will modify the priority order under which large (quantities of coal are moving to the northwest and divert to steel plants by-product coal necessary for the production ow coke. The by-product coal is the only kind the steel mills can use for making coke, while other kind of coal will do as well for the northwest. MEATLESS DAY OBSERVED IN A HOLIDAY SPIRIT Regarded as a Novelty in a Majority of Homes in Chicago. Chicago, Oct. 30. Meatless day In Chicago was observed In holiday spir it in this city. It was a novelty In the majority of homes only in the sense that it was by government or der, for soaring prices long since had made meatless days in the majority of homes an economic necessity. There were few who had not had individual experience of meatless menus even among the wealthy who led the vol untary movement to reduce the con sumption of meat. FURTHER DVANCE IN THE PRICE OF COTTON Caused by Increased Demand by Do mestic and Foreign Interests. New York, Oct. 30. Reports of In creased demand by domestic and for eign trade interests, combined with unfavorable weather in the south, caused fccntton to advance here today. January contracts rising more than a cent a pooinl above yesterday's low level. Fear of cold weather In the eastern sections of the cotton belt caused a further scaling down of crop estimates. The market closed firm at a net advance OL' 70 to 95 points. VACCINE FOUND TO CONTAIN TETANUS VACCINE Manufacturers Call for Its Return From St. Paul Minn. St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 30. Health of ficers were asked today by manufact urers of vaccine sent here for use in vaccinating against smallpox to re turn it, as in certain instances it had been found to contain tetanus germs. The vaccine was accordingly shpiped to Washington, where it will be an alyzed. How the supposed tetanus germs got in the vaccine is unexplained, though It was s-URgested that enemies of "o-intry might be responsible. , - .. rflr- c