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HERALD BEST OF AL LOCAL NEWSPAPERS BET i PRICE THREE CENTS. new Britain, Connecticut; Tuesday, September, h, iqis-twelve pages. ESTAL 1 i i if I GALLIPOLI GUNS SILENCED BY ALLIES Turkish Battery Fired Upon Situation in Balkans AIR RAID ON ENGLAND Changes in Russian Cabinet Under Discussion Germany Wants Right of Way Through Rumania Which Prepare' for Attack. Landing: of additional largre bodies of British and French troops on the Gallipoli Peninsula are reported from Mytilene- Paris hears that the allied fleet has silenced Turkish batteries on tha Asiatic coast in the Dardanelles which were about to reach camps of the expeditionary force with their fire, and that steady progress is being made ; against tho Turks on the pen insula. The current statement from Con stantinople on the Dardanelles oper ations mentions only artillery firing through which the Turks claim, to have driven off hostile warships and to have broken up infantry forma tions near Anaf arta and Seddul Bahr. Teutonic demands that supplies for the Turks be allowed to pass through Rumania and various moves made supposedly in connection with these demands attract attention to the Balkan situation. A partial mobilization of Rumanian troops has been ordered to meet the concentration of Austrian forces in Transylvania, according to reports from Athens. It is understood in Sofia that Germany has demanded permission for the passage of Austro-German troops through Ruman ian territory and the delivery by Ru 'mania of various supplies engaged amounting to $40,000,000. The tenseness of the Bttfkan situa tion is reported in Athens to be bring ing Greece; Rumania and Serbia to consider joint action in case of an Austro-German attack on Rumania Bulgaria is. said not to be included in the negotiatior-s, in view of the Turco-Bulgarian agreement. . Discussion of changes in the Rus sian cabinet has been revived with the ; return of; Premier- Goremyk'n fromj the headquarters of ,. .Emperor Nicholas. The broad program of The new" liberal majority in the Duma for reform s legislation is considered un timely by the government, Petrograd advices state. Airship Raid. "London, Sept. 14, 5:08 p. m. An other German air raid was made over the east coast of England last night, but as far as appears there were no casualties ' and no damage done. , A. single Zeppelin was the raiding aircraft according to the official an nouncement which read: "A Zeppelin visited the east coast last night. Bombs -were dropped. Anti-craft guns, fixed and mobile, were in ac tion. . "So far as can be ascertained there were no casualties and no damage was done." : Menaces Railroad. London, Sept. 14, 12:07 p. m. Field Marshal Von Hindenburg's of fensive near Dvinsk where the rail road leading from Vilna to Petrograd has been reached, again menaces the railway connections with the Russian capital. The comparative success in other sectors which the Russians have gained in the last fortnight however, caused the capital to regard the latest threat against it with no great alarm- British opinion is that the Cour 4 land campaign of the Germans not , north, the Russians are withdrawing rr supplies but is likely to fail unless the Russian offensive on the other extreme of tho long front can be stopped soon. t. By their latest attack in eastern Galicia the Russians are reported to have -penetrated Austro-German trenches in the face of an exception ally heavy artillery fire. To the orth, the Rusians are withdrawing steadily from the dangerous Niemen salient, opposing the German advance merely by stubborn rear guard ac tions. ,; The , tremendous duel of big guns still marks operations along the Fran co-Belgian and Italian' front. Except for occasional attempts to rush ad vanced trenches there is little infan try activity on either side. From the near east come reports that the Turks are firing villages on the Asiatic shore of tht Dardanelles and it is suggested that they are pre paring to abandon the straits. It is also reported that the Turkish shore batteries on the Asiatic side of tht straits have been almost reduced to silence. Artillery Active. Paris, Sept.. 14, 2:37 p. m. The ac tivity of artillery along the front in France continues, and at some places with great violence, according to the announcement made this afternoon by the French war7 office. Furthermore) French aviators have thrown down bombs on"; a railroad in possession of the " Germans, as well as on certain German barracks. t $ i . Turks Report. Constantinople, Sept. 13, via-Amsterdam and London, Sept 14, 10:10 Continued on Eleventh Page.) LONDON PAPER SUPPORTS WILSON Sketch Appeals to Readers to 'Stop Jeering at V. S." President Must Consider Whole People. London, Sept. 14, 4:59 a. m. The Daily Sketch, a picture paper with an enormous circulation, under the cap tion: "Don't Blame the President," prints an editorial protest against at tacks upon the United States. The Sketch says: "It is time we stopped jeering at America. It is poor policy, bad pa triotism and the taste is at least questionable." Reminding its readers that the population of the United States in cludes millions of Germans, the paper says: "Whatever his own private sym pathies it is the business of the Presi dent to consider the interests and sympathies of the whole people. .... It is an impertinence for persons outside the United States tj express an opinion as to whether the honor of America is inextricably in volved. The most we can say is that if President Wilson can maintain peace with honor it is his bounded duty to do so. Let us mind our own business and leave the President to mind his." WATCH ON BODER GROWING MORE STRICT Two Troops of Cavalry Sent to Fort Mcintosh Inspect All Mexicans. Brownsville, Tex., Sept. 14. News of the despatch of two troops of cav alry to Fort Mcintosh, near Laredo, was received here today and gave still further ground for the belief that the American army authorities will find it expedient soon to establish still more strict regulations governing passage between Mexico and this country along the lower part of the Rio Grande. Women and children are allowed, in most cases, unquestioned freedom in. crossing the river, but males old enough to bear arms are allowed to pass only after rigid examination as to their object. It is now believed that women and . children will be placed under the ban. It is probable," too, that the impor tation into Texas from Mexico of cat tle, horses and other commodities, suspected of having been stolen or "confiscate," will likewise be barred. Boats, already under the ban, will be still more thoroughly searched for and either held by the authorities or destroyed. All persons, both military and civil, have beeny forbidden to show them selves along the American side of the Rio Grande, soldiers being excepted when duty compels breaking the rule. Similar orders have been issue! by Carranza General Nafarrette to his men. FIGHTING AT RIGA City in Good Position for Defense Has Been Stripped of Everything Useful. London, Sept. 14, 4 a. m. After a three days visit to Riga the Times correspondent has reached the con clusion that the city is in an excellent position for defence. The works in its neighborhood are strong and well prepared to resist attack while the river is broad and flooded by recent rains. The correspondent believes the Germans more likely to seek posses sion of the town by an enveloping movement than by a frontal attack. The Russians have stripped the city bare of everything that might be use ful to the Germans if its evacuation becomes necessary. From half to two-thirds of the population left some time ago. SUBMARINE STOPS VESSEB. Norwegian Ship Boarded and British Subject Captured Norway Protests. Christiania, Sept. 14, via London, 12:08 p. m. The latest exploit of a German submarine is the halting of a Norwegian vessel and the seizure by a boarding party of a British sub ject, who was carried off a prisoner- This incident is reported by the captain of the steamer Bessheim, from whose ship the Englishman was taken. The Norwegian legation at Berlin has been instructed to lodge a protest- SUBMARINE SUNK. Paris, Sept. 14, 4:55 a. m. A Ger man submarine has been torpedoed and sunk by a French torpedo boat patrol between Mytilene and Tenedos, says an Athens despatch to the Jour nal. ; SIMON RELEASED. Washington, Sept. 14. John Simon, traveling representative of Rice and Hutchins, Boston manufacturers, de tained by Russian military authori ties at Moscow, has been released, but state 1 department advices today say Keen, his associate, has been detained for further investigation. SESSIONS PLANT CLOSES INDEFINITELY Rolling Mill ol Bristol Brass Co. Also Shut Dp STRIKE AT NEW DEPARTURE Men Refuse to Accept Proposition of Bristol Concern Quiet in New Ha ven Torrinston Strikers Still Out Clerks Given Fifty Hour Week. Bristol, Sept. 14 The Sessions Foundry, at. which a -strike has been in force since last week was closed today shortly aftei men who had not joined the strike had taken up their usual tasks. Notices were posted yes terday that the company would try to adjust the grievances of the j men or so who left tneir work last week after making a demand for shorter hours- During the night th notice was removed and another was put up today closing the foundry un til further notice. This makes idle about '400 men including the strikers who were bench moulders, and men in the assorting and assembling rooms. The Bristol Brass company's roll ing mill is closed by the strike of laborers of whom there are 150 of various nationaJities- The skilled men in this plant require laborers and as the differences with the latter cannot be adjusted on the present de mands all are out. . New Departure Proposition. The New Departure Mfg- Co., put this proposition up to their men; rA. fifty hour week to be made up o five days of nine hours each, and Saturday half holiday with 50 1-2 hours pay; a ten per cent, increase in wages, time and a quarter for over time over fifty hours, 12 hours a night for five nights a week to con stitute the night schedule with over time for all over 50 hours, all piece work to be paid for at increases pro rated with the day workers- In effect this gives a 50 hour week with half pay for the Saturday half holidays and a 15 per cent, increase in wages. The committee of employes which had a conference with the company's officers was not agreed upon accept ance, but a majority did, and the others asked for time until 4 p. m., ir order to consult with men in the departments in which they work. It is thought the offer will be accepted. When the conference committee polled the men by departments at noon it was found that the offer of the company had been rejected in every department. The committee then went into executive session and asked for a conference with the offi cials. Some 600 men, about half the force, would not return to work. At 2:30 this afternoon all depart ments save the grinders, automatics and assemblers had walked out, making about 1,100 on strike. One of the officials said that the factory might be closed until an agreement is reached. The three departments which did not strike are the ones which went out. on a previous occa sion. Thomas Costello of the workmen's committee, addressed the strikers and urged them to disperse quietly and go home. A mass meeting will oe held on the Bristol ball grounds to morrow. Some of the strikers say they will demand a fifty hour week and sixty hours pay, a ten per cent, increase in wages and time and a half for overtime. Nothing New in New Haven. New Haven, Sept- 14. There, was little change today in the strike of 150 girls at the plant of the National Folding Box & Paper Co-, and of ashmen at the Cedar Hill freight yard engine house of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad. The girls have been organized into a union by Mrs. Mary Scully of the American Federation of Labor, and as a body have put into form a de mand for the eight hour day. G. W. Mabee, general manager of thejlant has replied that while he was Tilling to give nine hours, no further con cession will be made and the entire place will remain closed indefinitely as orders are not pressing. The strikers claim that their wages are only $6 for sixty hours work. About 300 girls and 150 men additionally are forced into idlene ss by the strike. At the freight yards the night gang Of 35 joined the 40 strikers of yes terday but the company is working men from other parts of the service These ashmen work 12 hours a day and receive $1-65. They asked for $2 and a ten hour day. The com pany says the train service is not in terrupted. Waterbury, Sept. 14. Twenty more machinists, making about 190 whn are out, struck at the factory of the Waterbury Farrel Foundry and Ma chine company this morning. This plant, and the plant of the E. J. Manville Machine company, are still open. There ore 188 men out at the Manville factory. Most of the strik ers at the Benedict and Burnham Branch of the American Brass com pany, who were out for several days, returned to work this morning. Proposition Turned Down. Torrington, Sept. 14. The proposi tion of the Torrington company to give to the employes of the Excelsior Needle company the Standard com- (Continued on Eleventh Page.) BRITISH CASUALTY LIST IS GROWING Announcement Made That Total List to August 21 Was 381,983 Killed, Wounded or Missing. London, Sept. 14, 3:00 p. m. Official announcement was made to day in the house of commons that the total of British war casualties up to August 21 was 381,983 officers and men killed, wounded or missing. Losses of the British army during the summer were somewhat smaller than in April and May. This is probably accounted for by the com parative inaction along the Franco Belgian front. It may he assumed that the heaviest proportion of losses was at the Dardanelles. The last previous statement of the total of British casualties was made by Premier Asquith on June 9. It gave a total of 258,069 up to May 31. The losses from that time up to August 21, are therefore shown to have been 123,914, a daily average of about 1,500. In the two months before the end of May, the period covered in the preceding announcement the losses averaged roughly about 2,000 a day. DUMBA WILL TALK THROUGH VIENNA PRESS Ambassador Peevish at Amer ican Papers To Sail September 22, Lenox, Mass., Sept. 14. The Aus-tro-Hungarian ambassador, Dr. Con stantin T. Dumba, today announced that he had requested his foreign of fice to recall him on leave of absence in order that he might make a per sonal report on the situation in the United States which resulted in a re quest by the United States government for his recall. In authorizing the Associated Press to make the above announcement, Dr. Dumba expressed indignation that the text of his message to the Austro Hungarian minister of foreign af fairs, Baron Von Burian, already had become public without his consent or knowledge. In view of "the situation," he said he probably would not make public the statement of his position which he had in mind to give to the Ameri can press. He would, however, have something to say through the foreign press wnen he reached Vienna. He had, he said, communicated with his government in the only way open to him and was much embarrassed be cause his message was known in this country before it reached the only person for whom it was intended. Dr. Dumba said that he could not tell exactly when he would leave this country, but preparations for steam ship accommodations were now be ing made through New York agents. Lenox, Mass. Sept- 14 Mrs. Dumba. will leave Lenox tomorrow for Wash ington where she plans to stay about a week. Then she will rejoin the am bassador at New York and they will sail as soon as possible. Passage will be obtained on a Dutch or Norwegian steamer- "I may say," said Dr. Dumba, "that I have sent this message to our min ister for foreign affairs:" 'I beg your excellency to recall me on leave of absence for personal report.' "This was a purely official message and now for the first time I authorize its publication " Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 14, j via London, 3:10 p. m. According to the Potitiken, Dr. Dumba, the Aus-tro-Hungarian ambasador to the United States, will sail on the steamer Frederick VIII from New York on September 22 for Copenhagen. FLEES FROM SHERIFF Charles Hammer, a Shoemaker, Is Sued For $750 By His Friends and Flits to Parts Unknown. Deputy Sheriff M. D. Stockwell made a visit to the boarding place of Charles Hammer, a South Main street shoe dealer, this morning to attach him for $750. But Hammer saw the sheriff first and although his recent ly vacated bed was still warm, he had flitted to parts unknown. 1 Sheriff Stockwell served the papers according to law, however, and Ham mer will be expected to appear before the court of common pleas on the first Tuesday in October. Carl and .Anton Binder loaned Hammer $750 to start in business and he has neglected to pay it back. W. F. Mangan is counsel for the plaintiff GETS STRIKE BREAKERS Alexander T. Bonefant, foreman at the local freight depot who has been working in Waterbury during the strike there, took a large party of lo cal men to the Brass City on the 8:10 o'clock train this morning to work as strike breakers. WEATHER. Hartford, September. 14. For Hartford and vicinity: Cloudy tonight and Wednes day. Continued warm. 10,000 AT OPENING DAY OF BERLIN FAIR All Roads Lead to the Trotting Enclosure in Suburb MIDWAY THE BIGGEST EVER All Attractions of a High Class Char acter Horse Racing Attracts Sporting Fraternity -r- Children's Day Today. Mid the stacato reports of gasoline engines, quacking of ducks, hissing of geese and a thousand other noises appropriate to the occasion, the great Connecticut state fair at Berlin made its thirty-second annual ap pearance today and the thousands who came to look and marvel declar ed it was good. Some, and they were not a few, even declared that it sur passed last year's mammoth produc tion and that was supposed to have established the high water mark for all time- But it is difficult to pre dict the future nowadays with any degree of accuracy and when the people who run Berlin's big fair make up their minds to do things all records are liable to snap. That everything would be ready and in apple pie order at the open ing hour, 9 o'clock this morning, men, and women in all departments toiled until late last night and were up and at it . again this morning long before the average person had thought of calling it morning- But they had the satisfaction of seeing their work 'com pleted and when the advance guard of the arriving multitudes poured through the big gateway at the north end of the grounds it was to view a flag flying and tented city whose in habitants were prepared to greet them with the real hospitality of & New England welcome and say "Glad to see you, come in we've got only our best to show you and we've right proud to do the honors." While overcast skies made the morning attendance somewhat light, it was apparent by noon that more than a normal opening day crowd was on hand. The grounds were hard and firm and lb was a pleasure to get round, vastly different from years when rain turned the Midway Into a slough and made traveling miser able for everyone. Horse Racing. Entries for the racing events filled better than was originally expected Superintendent Green arranged a fine program of events and secured the best horses. At the Fair the fas test horses in New England will be seen in the 2:12 class for the $500 purse. This class was arranged by special effort and lovers of good korse racing shculd not fail to see them start. The State fair has always been the scene of thrilling races and the ex cellent condition of the half mile oval presents a. fine opportunity for seeing the best parts of racing. All the classes have filled nicely. The managemsnt has added a spe cial class for Meriden horses only and it will bring out the strong rival ry among the Silver City horsemen The full entry is as follows: WEDNESDAY. 2:21 Trot or Pace, Purse $300-00. Friday, b. g., J. Swain, Meriden. McNeil, ro., A. Dinerman, New Haven. Bingo, b. g,, I. R. Blumenthal, Hartford . ' Don McKinley, b. g., J. Jarvis, Franklin, Mass. Norman Dine S., blk. m., F. 3". Smith, Plainville. Brownell II, blk. s., F. H. Slaton, Barre, Vt. Hestar King, br. s., F. H. Slaton, Barre, Vt. Major Dean, blk. g., F. H. Slaton, Barre, Vt. Billy Landers, blk. g., D. Higgins, Meriden . Blue Braden, b. m., S. Swain, Meriden . R. C. L., ch. g., N. Brazel, Hart ford. 2:28 Trot, Purse $300. Peggy Wilkes, br. m., Dr. Olivette, Plattsburg, N. Y. I. R. B., br. s., I. R. Blumenthal, Hartford. King Moser, br. s., R. W. Rosen mere, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. General Cord, br. s., W. T. Crozier, Hartford. Ned Sterling, br. g., F. W. Gris wold, Hartford. Henry W., br. g., R. Williams, Hartford . Fred L., br. g., D. Higgins, Mer iden . Catharaugaus, br. g., F. W. Gris wold Hartford. 2:18 Trot, Purse $r00. M. I. Bobbins, b. g., J. W. Page, Providence, R. I. .Josephine Watts, ch. m.. Clay Cot ton Stables. New Haven. Evan Williams, b. g., W. E. Bart lett, Millbury, Mass. Riley Grenan, ro. m., W. T. Cro zier, Hartford. Princess, Nelda, ro. m., J. Jarvis, Franklin, Mass. Ned Sterling, b. g-, F. W. Gris wold, Hartford . Bettina, b. m., D. H. Young, Hol yoke, Mass. Jay Boriel, br. s., F. W. Griswold. Hartford . (Continued on Tenth Page.) PARLIAMENT OPENS; LARGE ATTENDANCE Unusual Interest Shown In Session Interesting Sessions Tomorrow Discuss Air Raid. London, Sept. 14, 3:33 p. m. The unusual interest in the reopening of parliament was shown by the large attendance today, but the more im portant matters which are absorbing public attention were postponed until tomorrow. Premier Asquith will then move a new vote of credit and will utilize the occasion to give the country a general review of the mili tary and financial situation. An attempt wag made today to draw out the premier on the subject of conscription, but he said he was not prepared to make any statement regarding the national service. As to the purpose of a deputation to call on him to take up this matter, Mr. As quith said: "I don't think this is a matter which can be dealt with con viently by way of . deputation." The question of defense against air ship raids was brought up in the house of commons today, an attempt being made to interrogate Thomas J. McNamara, financial secretary of the admiralty. McNamara evaded discus sion of this point by saying it would be improper to give any information in regard to what was being done. DARDANELLES FALL FORETOLD BY REPORTS Conditions Rapidly Approach Crisis Turks Destroy Town Allies Landing London, Sept. 14, 6:55 a. m. The town of Phocaea, Asia Minor, twenty five miles northwest of Smyrna, is re ported to be in flames, according to a Reuter despatch from Athens, which says it is inferred that the Turks are destroying coast towns and retiring into the interior in expectation of the fall of the Dardanelles. - Fleet Locates Batteries. Paris, Sept. 14, 4:55 a. m. The al lied fleet has succeeded In locating Turkish batteries along the Asiatic shore of the Dardanelles, according to a Journal despatch from . Athens. Observers in a captive balloon spied out the Ottoman artillery which was silenced by shells from British and French guns with the result that the camps of the allied troops now are more tenable. Advices from Mytilene received at Athens are to the effect that large bodies of Franco-British troops are disembarking on the Gallipoli Penin sula. Steady progress by the allies is reported to be causing consternation in Constantinople. BIG WAR ORDER? P. & F- Corbin Division Said to Have Received Largest That Has Come to This City Since War Broke Out. Whether the P. & F. Corbin divi sion of the American Hardware cor poration has received a large war or der or expects to receive one in the future is a' matter which is keeping well .informed New Britain men guessing- The Herald was informed todav that the division had received a l&rge war order, iarger than any other that has come to New Britain since the European conflict broke out- It was said also that the division was increasing its supply of electric power and would be rushed to . capacity to fill the order, which is said to be of steel automobile parts. President H. C. M. Thomson of the American Hardware corporation stated this afternoon that the divi sion had received no war order yet He did not say whether he expects a big war order for the division. 166 KILLED sLondon Paper Gives That Number As Total Loss of Life in Airship Raids During Week. London, Sept. 14, 5:37 p. m. The Star says that the total casualties from airship raids during the last seven days amount to 16 6. "During this period there has been no fewer than fife air raids on Eng land," the Star says- "The first raid of the series took place on Tuesday night, resulting in 56 casualties. TJi second, in the eastern counties, oc curred on the following night, when there were 10(5 victims- The third and fourth were both futile. Yesterday's attack (with four victims) brings up the total for the five raids to 16(1." CARRANZA FIGHTS BANDITS. Disperses Three Bands in Three Days Hold Isthmian Railroad. Washington, Sept. 14. Carranza forces heve defeated banditig in three battles in the last- three days be tween Orizaba and Vera Crua. The Isthmian railroad at Orizaba, state department reports say is being guarded by 5,000 troops. ARBI1MT i Germany Must L BERNSTORFF WRI Views of President V in Ambassador's O Officials Hope That Disavow Act. Washington, Sept. 1 lean government ls.no? to discuss with Germas of arbitration in conne sinking of the .Arabic, today by a -high, gov that "The Question of not in issue." , " It was explained that what the Americ first wants is a disav tack on the Arabic. A indicated, the Americ may be willing to art; tion of Indemnity. Communicates V Count Von Bernstor . ambassador, has comr view of the American j Berlin, and it Is expect receive a reply within or ten days. The Unite posed to give him full ; impress on the Berlin v views of President Wilf to him yesterday 1 by. t' ing. Situation Cm While officials reali uation is grave, they a e when Berlin learns of possession of tho etate C act will be disavowed, ment has given Count V full opportunity to eomn his government, and Se ing has promised him to facility for representing can . view. It was said today that dor and the secretary y cussed " entirely the quest avowal. NEW INSURRH Movement Breaks Out i Portugal Martial Lavs to Suppress Monarch! Paris, Sept. 14, 5 a. m surrectlonary movement out not only In Lisbon but cipal provincial cities o says a despatch to the J Madrid. Despatches from the frontier on September 2 insurrectionary movemer and Caxias. Martial . law was prj northern Portugal on A suppress a monarch!! n, NO LIVES LO: Everyone Aboard Sane' Fire May Have Been S New York, Sept. 14. N lost and no one was inj the fire on the steamer bound from New York ports with more than 1 reservists, according to message received by the agents her today. Tl added that the Sant' Ann by the Ancona of the. s proceeding to Fayal, Az Some of the officials of inclined to believe that 1 caused by a fire bomb t plode when the vessel w mid-ocean. BELGIUM PROT1 Germans Are Transport! Poland Based on Hague Havre, France, Sept. 14 The Belgian governmei tested to neutral states action of the German ad In tearing up and transpoj land the tracks of the J' roads , The protest is bn article of the fourth Ha; tion which stipulates tht patidn of invaded terrltorj ftitute only an occupatk Removal of the railroad contends, will make muci ficult the transaction of It I ir I ft r- (IUIIIIII Ml 1ITT Belgium. SUPPORTS MAY iihtee Considering ides to Bark p His a meeline last ever! At committee appointed to r vetoes submitted by Msym' the last council meeting, j Hded to uphold the mayo regard to the appointmen visory commission to th ' public works and .water l The veto committer con derman Anderson ' and Conlon and Telch. Anden son was elected chairman, will ! be presented to the ) morrow evening, upholding for his stand. This oourj elded on after a study c of the council and . of pa practice.