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and nil Bulgarian counter attacks were
Both llrlllsh nnd French troops cut
the railroad south of Seros. The French
statement ssys "a French squadron" nc
complldiod this, whllo the llrltlKh Mate
ment from London says "on the railway
aoulh of Seres our patrol came In con
tact with hostile forces."
By cutting the railroad first north,
then south of .Seres, the Allies have
completely Isolated the town from rail
communication with Dcmlr-Jllssar and
Drama, the other towns held by the In
vaders. Apparently the road that runs
parallel In the railroad, but hcyond It,
tia not been cut. Once It I' cut the
Seres Harrison's only line of retreat will,
be up the vulleyH of two small rlvons that i
run down from the Bulgarian border to
Lake Tahlnos, passing through Here.
To-day'a British statement announces
that British guns have shelled the Bcres
V railroad station, a short distance from
the town Hsctf, and the villages of
Hlrlatos and Barakll-Juma, near Seres.
This Is evidently In preparation for the
main attack on Seres.
A flermnn statement received here and
alio a late Bulgarian statement say all I
efforts of the Herbs, French and Russians
to penetrate the strongly fortified Bui-gar-German
trenches protesting Monastlr
have been vain.
Lambros Cabinet Would Enter
War on Terms Former
Premier Proposed.
Athens. Katurday, Oct. H, via Lon
don, Monday. The Cabinet of ttyyrldon
Lambros has olllclally renewed to the
Kntente Powers the proposals for
Greece's entry Into the war on the side
of the Allies which were made by the
Cabinet of M. Kalogeropoulos on Sep
Umber IS.
Xing Constantino signed to-day a
decree postponing for one month the
meeting of the Oreek Chamber of Depu
ties, which, according to the Constitu
tion, was due to convene to-day.
At a banquet last night at tfalonlrn,
given by the Committee of National De
fence In honor of the members) of the
provisional Government, M. Venlzelos
made a striking speech, says Ileuter's
"The Oreek people," said M, Venl
islos, "have been led to the brink of a
precipice by a conscienceless monarchy,
which made common cause with the
politicians of our decadent epoch. King ,
Constantlne believes himself klnc by j
the grace of Ood. This conception Is
diametrically opposed to the mind of the I
nation, which admits of n regime of
royalty, but desires that royalty shall
fee democratic.
"Our people regard the King as tho
flrst servant of the State. They at
tribute to the King not the right to Im
post his personal will, but the duty to I
guard without respite the sovereignty of
th people In order to prevent them suf
fering from prejudice. Our Constitution
haves no doubt regarding this unques
tionable sovereignty of the people. From
tht moment the Constitution was vio
lated in circumstances so critical It be
came necessary that we should convoke
after the wor a national assembly with
the object of drawing up a new and In
vulnerable rampart acnlnet future viola
tions on the part of the monarchical
"To-day we have accomplished our
purpose of organizing ourselves mili
tarily to expel our heredltnry enemy
from our territory and to fulfil our duty
as an ally toward a friendly people
whose heroism and ardent love for the
fatherland and Indomitable perseverance
have won the admiration of the whole
Inquiry Into Ainrrlenn Concession
by Chlnn lias Been Dentin.
ToKlo. Japan, Oct. 13. Admission
was made at the Foreign Ottlce to.d.iy
that the Japanese Government had In
stituted an Inquiry into the granting by
the Chinese Government of a concession
for the reconstruction of part of the
Grand Canal in Shantung province to
the Siems.Carey Company of Kt. Haul,
Japanese oMlclals declared that no
protests had yet been lodged by Japan
with the Chinese Government against,
the American railroad project, but It
was added that the future action of the
Government could not bo discussed. 1
Japanese newspapers assert that j
Kainsr'tC JJSmWa 'con-'
tract with the Ht. Paul concern for the
building of a railroad in China, alleging
that such action would be a violation
of previous agreements with these
American Aviator Take Part In
French Hald on Oberndorf.
Paris, Oct. 15. French aeroplanes
cooperated yesterday In the fighting
oouth of tho Illver fiomme. .Sergeant
Lufbery of New Haven, Conn., a mem
ber of tho Franco.Amerlcan flying
corps, shot down his fifth German ad
versary during the raid made hy
French aeroplanes last Thursday on
the Mauser works at Oberndorf. Tho
official statement says:
Despite clouds 300 yards from the
ground and a continuous barrage fire
between 200 and 300 yards, our aero
planes cooperated most efficaciously
yesterday In the fighting south of
tho Homme. They Hurpassed ull that
could be expected of them. Ono ma
chine returned hit by more than 200
bullets. North of the Homme two
pilots flying very low peppered the
enemy In his trenches at short range.
Henry" Wrlimimi I'raes III Com-
patriot to Stand Together.
Mine. Gadskl and Otto Oorltx sang
and Henry Welstnann spoke last night
to a gathering of 8,000 to 10,000 In the
Thirteenth Regiment Armory, Brooklyn,
to celebrate German Day, the anni
versary of the landing of the Pennsyl
vania German settlers 223 years ago.
The celebration was under the auspices
of the German-American Alliance,
Mr, Welsmann spoke of tlie part the
eltliens of German decent li: o played
In tho building of the nation, nnd in
preserving It through tho civil war, and
said now they are denounced by men In
high position. Ho urged all German
Americans to stand closer together than
ever before.
neferm I. ensue Ask Wilson to
Shorr Iteroril of Commission.
Richard II. Dana, president, and
Georgo T. Keyes, secretary, have ad
'dressed a letter to President Wilson on I
behslf of the National Civil Service He-
form Lrngue ai-klng that the records of
the Civil Sen Ice Commission bo thrown
pen to Inspection of thn league's repre
sentatives. Charges have been made that Demo
cratic members nf Congics have Influ
enced kpiKilntincnts (,f ihlnl Und fourth
class postmasters and the league wishes
to Investigate, pledging Itself to make I
pupiic trio facts whether the charges are
sustained or disproved. It Is set forth
also In the letter that Urn records always
have been open to the public except foi
short period in lSit.
Hritish and French Make Gnins
in Fierce Hand to Hand
1,430 PRlSOXEItS
fltMl. Hilirr'u Tl'OOlH Drive Oor
"a, s nlmls "!lu ULl
innns From Two Linos of
London-, Oct. 15. Allied victories both
north nnd south of tho Homme, which
nre announced by tho British and French
War Offices to-night, are admitted by
Berlin. North of Thlepval the British
took from the (Jtrmana more of the valu
able high ground there, and the French,
south of the river, held their gains near
Abtalncourt against repeated Herman
counter attacks.
i In the operations of both British and
French last night and to-day the official
reports say that l,4Tit Germans were
I made prisoners. The French took 1,100
j In the Abtalncourt lights, which are de
scribed as "most violent. .Ml tne state
ments mention hand to hand fighting and
emphasise Its stubborn character. The
British statement describing tho success
ful operations north of Thlepval follows:
Further reports show that the en
terprises undertaken yesterday In the
neighborhood of Stuff redoubt were
highly. successful. North of Stuff re
doubt two lines of enemy communica
tion trenches were cleared for a dis
tance of nearly 200 yards. One officer
and 100 men of other ranks were
liken prisoners In the course of this
operation, which was carried out by a
single company.
British Line Advanced.
At the Schwaben redoubt our gain
was greater and our line was ad
vanced well to the north and west of
the redoubt. Heavy losses were In
dicted on the enemy.
The statement mentions more British
raids at various points norlh of the
Homme front. The night statement say's:
As a result of a successful local
operation this morning our line wns
advanced slightly northeast of Queude
court. .
The enemy nrtlllry haa ben active
between I.es Iloeufs and Courcelette
nnd ulso In the neighborhood of the
Schwnben redoubt and In tho Ancre
Valley. The enemy exploded n mine
early this morning north of Neuvo
Chapelle. No damage wus done.
Forty-seven additional prisoners. In
cluding two officers, were taken In tho
last twenty-four hours.
To-day's French statement says
Last evening south of the Soitunn
the enemy attempted several counter
attacks against the positions which we
had taken possession of In the course
of tho day. The fire, of our artillery
dispersed some before they could
reach our line. All tho others were
broken up by our Infantry, which has
maintained and consolidated all our
The Berlin Iteport.
The German stntement says:
Violent artillery battles on both
sides of the Homme, which extended
over the Ancre toward the north, at
tained their greatest violence between
Courcelotte and Itancourt and ulso on
the Barleux-Ablalncourt front.
lingllsh attacks north of Thlepval
led to hand to hand lighting In our
lines. At one point the enemy obtained
,a Arm foothold. Klsewhere he was re
pulsed with heavy losses. In the re
gion of Les Uceufs the enemy was re
pulsed. The French attacked between Bar
leux nnd Abtalncourt. They obtained
a foothold In the village and sugar
factory of Genermont. At the other
places they were repulsed. The south
ern portion of Ablalncourt Is in our
R to He Food of Huda-
pest People, Correspon
dent Writes.
fptchl Cnlilt Tlftpotrh In Tns Sew
London, Oct. 13. Austria-Hungary's
I food problem seems unsolvable, says the
correspondent of thn .1onilii; Post nt
Budapest under date of October 8. In
Austria and In Hungary winter Is
, dreaded, for It Is believed It will bring
, famine.
"Budapest Is like a besieged town."
he writes. "Soon we Miall have to fol
low the example of the Parisians in
1870 nnd eat rats and mice. Taking
alt things Into account. Including the
fact that the soldiers are receiving half
rations and winter will Inevitably bring
a famine such as no Imagination can
picture. It is Impossible not to forecast
an early end of the war.
"Winter Is the most dreaded word In
this part of the world to-d'iy, especially
as there Is no fuel and no ihopo of Im
provement In this respect. Tho railways
arc so overburdened with military trans
port that they cannot possibly spare fuel
for civilians. In a month's time cdld
weather will set In.
"Conditions in Austria are said to he
worse. The people are not only without
I vegetables, but without bread for weeks
at a time. The working clas.es, espe-
ciaiiy in iiuneinin, are aangerous to a
state of exasperation."
W. (i. Itrlttsnn, ns-llnarhnll Pitcher.
Objected to Daughter' Choice.
Canton, Ohio, Oct. 15. After courte
ously greeting Victor Hqderlck, 19 years
old, suitor for his daughter's hand, lu
his home W. ('!. Brlttson, fir mf.y a
well known baseball pitcher, shot ' the
youth and then committed suicide here
Brlttson objected to the youth's at
tention to his daughter, but had i-ccrn-Ingly
submitted to the decision of his
wife and the girl that Hoderlck be al
lowed to call.
New Jersey Central. Reading and Baltimore & Ohio Railroads
Tills KXCUHHION ALI.OWR about nine hears In Washington or eleven hours
In Baltimore, Washington was never more Interesting,
Leave W. Jld Ht., 1 1:1,0 I',
n,VJ7,!lt1,.ieHl?r,,r Bb' Vld 5lV4.?i1J.w,y VixL Trniloli UorMsodt bt.. 249, 37
WO, 1440 li'wsy, New York; 4 a 24 Court St., Brooklyn.
Capture German Trenches in
the Korytniza Region, 40
Miles From Objective.
Rcrlin Reports "Increased Ac
tivity" of the Musco
vite Troops.
London, Oct. 18. The Russlnn drive
on Kovel has been renewepwlth success.
In tho region of Korytnlis. forty miles
south of Kovel. the nusslans have can- J
lured German trenches and held them
against counter attacks.
In this region, where the rtusslarj line
Juts out south of Kovel, tho Immediate
objective Is Vlodlmlr.Volynskl, some
twenty-five miles northwest of Koryt
niza. For weeks the fighting about
Korytnlsu has been n despcrato struggle
between advancing waves of Russians
and aermaiu strongly Intrenched.
To-day's German statement says that
the fighting "west of Lutsk." which is
the Kovel region, continues with In
creased vigor, but says Russian nttacka
south of Katurie were repulsed. This
Is the same region where the Russians
say their attacks pierced German
trenches. The Germans also say there
wax "Increased activity" on parts of the
front southeast of Lemberg.
In the Carpathians the recapture of
the summit of Smotrcc. which the Rus
sians took September 21, Is announced
by Berlin. The Russian statement re
ports that attacks In the Carpathians
were repulsed. It says:
In the evening of October 15 after
n bombardment of our positions In the
region of Hkorobov the enemy launched
an attack on our first line trenches,
but was repulsed with great lossos us
the result of our counter nttack.
In the region north of Korytniza
our gallant detachments, as the result
of a stubborn battle, crimen enemy
trenches nnd captured two mnchlne
guns and a number of prisoners.
Several fierce consecutive counter at
tucks were made with the bayonet, but
these all were repelled, with heavy
loi-ses to the enemy.
To-day's Austrian statement says:
In Volhynla there has again been
an Increase In Russian nctlvlty. Tho
sectors on the llrody front were all
day under heavy Russian artillery
fire. At some points the Infantry
ruhed from their trenches, but were
nowhere able to reach our Intrench
Itcpulse Austrian Attack and
Capture Mountain Battery
in IN'tiini Assault.
ItOMK. Oct. 1.1. The weight of the
Italian attacks was traniferred to-day
from the Car'o to the Trentlno front. '
where the Austrlans were forced to give
way, the War Ottlce announces, The
Italians made prugress toward Monte
Unite and In the Cosmaenon sector took
an Austrian mountain battery of four
guns nnd much ammunition. No activ
ity l reported on tlie Corso In the otll
clal stntement, which follows:
nn the slopes of Mount Pnsublo
further enemy attacks were driven off
by our troops, ho In turn, ns the re
sult of a vigorous counter nttack were
able again to progress toward Mount
Holte. In the rnsinagnon area a
whole enemy battery, composed of
four mountain guns, ns well as a large ,
quantity of ammunition, fell Into our I
In the Polna Valley enemy forces
surprised one of our adduced posts
west of Too, but as soon as reenforce
ments arrived the enemy was com
pletely drlen out.
On the rest of the front there were
only artillery actions. Our batteries
bombarded billets nt Predurio, In the
Avlslo Valley. The enemy fired a few
shells Into Gnritx.
Health Board Offlrlnl Look for
Blir Inrreaar.
Although hostilities between the
fanner and the milkman were declared
off on Hnturday and the Dairymen's
League officials gave orders starting the
flow of withheld milk to this city, yes
terday morning's supply was only dfiifc
per cent, of normal. The receipts were
Just 14 per cent, better than on Satur
day, Lucius P. Brown, director of foods
and drugs of the Hoard of Health, said
lie believes there will be a big Increase
to-day. It. D. Cooper of Little Falls,
N. V., chairman of the executive com
mittee of the milk, said he hasn't any
doubt that milk will come In In good
quantities. He expects that fairly nor
mal conditions will bo reestablished by
Tuesday or Wednesday.
i ne Itural .Vrio Vorfcer, owned and
managed by John .1. Dillon, Commis
sioner of Foods nnd Markets, says In Its
current Issue;
"Let us remember, however, that this
Is only the beginning of a great right
all along the line. We have tacked a
few more cents to the 35 cent dollar.
Now we must ilvet them securely nnd
go out for more which belongs to us,
.Many a battle has been lost because
after the first successful skirmish the
army hmke ranks nnd scattered. Then
came the organised enemy nnd broke
through before the rnnks could reform.
We must have nothing of that sort now.
Keep up the organization and fight on."
Chairman Cooper declared the league
now will round out Its campaign by or
ganizing leaguo branches In nil dairy
farming districts.
Jacob H. Itrllt'sent fmm Poughkeepsle
last night a letter to Mr Cooper, chair,
nun of directors of the Dairymen's
League, asking that no action be taken
on his resignation until he places before
league members n full report of his
action In trvlng to end the strike.
M.i Liberty Hu. 13:01 roldnlsht Saturday night. Tickets
Boston Man Says 80,000 Brit
ish Soldiers Were Horribly
Mistreated Until Recently.
Sptcial Cabli Dtipatch lo Tns Sex.
London, Oct. 15. One day the world
will be flooded with dramatic, horrible
nnd romantic narratives of the III treat
ment of British prisoners In Germany In
the enrly days of tho war, says D.
Thomas Curtln of Boston to-day, con
tinuing his articles on wartime Germany
In the Times.
Mr. Curtln, who claims to be the only
unofficial neutral who has any largo
amount of direct knowledge uf Ger
many's treatment of these prisoners,
says his Investigations were facilitated
by the German policy of showing their
hatred of their Knglleh captives
"Possibly 30,000 British prisoners nre
scattered In COO camps," he writes. "In
man armv .. ,.' not ..... . ,, ,,,..(
guards for so irnny establishments. The
prisoners are constantly being moved
about and convoyed ostentatiously In
tallroad stallonst where until recently
they were allowed to be spat upon by
the public, and given coffee Into which
the public was allowed to spit. These
nte but a few of the slights heaped
upon them. Much of It Is unprintable."
Mr. Curtln says lie has learned that
since tho fiomme offensive began there
has been a marked Improvement In the
treatment of British prisoners every
where In Germany. This Is because tho
captures of Germans make possible re
prisals on a largo scale. Moreover, he
says, much good work hns been done by
tho staff of Ambassador Gerard, many
of whom work as sedulously In behalf
of the British as If they were Americans.
Defeat at Tepnacan Too Much
for Gen. Hobles's Soldiers,
Who Desert the Cause.
LARino, Tex., Oct. IS. Ten thousand
Carrania troops, defeated at Tepuacan
October 6. Joined the Felix Dlai move-
ment according to information reach- .
ing ine noruer to-uay. it is said tnat a
column of 5.00A troops under Gen. Jose
Ilobles, sent against the revolutionists,
declared themselves with their leader
for Dlai, while another column of equal
strength commanded by Oen. Cesarlo
Caitro likewise deserted.
Oen. Castro, who Is Governor of the
State of Puebl.i. Is said to hae escaped
In nn automobile with his general staff,
remaining loyal to Carranrn.
A report from the Lacuna district of I
Coahulla, near Torreon, states that Her.
Lorenzo Avalos, a former Villa com
nunder, has met and defeated h com-
mund of Villa bandits at TellUm and
I Its Techas. In the Lagunn district, kill-
ing Morenclo Caxranxa and wounding
his brother, Porflrlo Carrania, both
bandit chiefs.
Another Oovernment success on tho
border of Coahulla which resulted In the
Villa commander. Col. Ortega, being cap
tured and shot was reported from Tor
reon. Elections for Senator nnd Deputies
were held In various parts of Mexico to
day. The Mexican Congress Is scheduled
to meet at Quereturo on November 20.
Will Govern Not by Decree bat by
Letter of I.aiT.
Mkxico Citt, Oct. 15. Felix M. Pala-
Vnclnl. former Mei'relnri. nf PttlilM In.
structlon. who Is iinilerion,l m h the
manager of n.-n. Carrania's campaign
for the Presidency. In a speech outlined
the probable course of the new consti
tution. Senor Palavaclnl said the con
stitution of 1 S3" was Inadequate and that
neither Juarez nor Diaz had been able
to govern under the constitution, because
It was Inadequate In providing for con
tingencies. Carranza, according to the speaker, de
sired to govern not hy decree hut accord
ing to statute of law, The new const!
tutlnn, he said, would provide for thee
contingencies and make government bv
statute possible. States which had net
been Kelf.supportlng, It was Indl nted
by Senor Palavaclnl, would be returned
to the status of territories, und n su
preme court bench of fifteen members
would be appointed, nnd not dieted,
subject to recall, as at present.
The speaker Indicated that Carranza
was desirous of governing according to
the letter of the law, hut that he deemed
It impossinie to so govern If the law
compelled him to go to Congress for!
action every time a new emergency
nroe. ,
IL Altmatt $c C0.
An Imteirestflinig GoflflecUoini
Modern CHn5iniese PorceHaSos
just brought in from the Orient,
is now displayed on the
Fourth Floor.
It embraces a large ramnmiiiber off beauttiffiul
examples off Chtnesc ceranrdc art, produced
in ffarraille vert, sang de fooeuf, blue and
black hawthorn decoration, cloissonne
and jade. Many off these pieces nuay
suitably be converted into lamps or
adapted to other practical uses, while all
are highly decorative.
3WH Annu, Sfew ork
Lieut. Carey of Destroyer Ben
1 ham Describes Sinking of
the Stcphano.
Says Torpedoes Were Fsed on
Both the Liner and
BAt.TiMonK, Oct. IK. Lieut. Wllllnm
C. Carey, one of the ofllcers of the t'nlted j
Ptnts torpedo boat destroyer Ilenham, . .. , ..i.
which witnessed tho sinking of the H.e.'.Teall HcrbeUe, lTPIlP.ll fitor,
phano and tho BlommersdIJk and rescued
the crew of the latter, has written to his
father hero an occount of the U-boat's
After describing the destroyer's arrival
at the scene and the removal of tho
BlommersdIJk's crew to the destroyer,
Lieut. Carey continues:
"About 200 yards away we could sec
the submarine. In a few minutes she
came alongslda the steamer, placed a
bomb aboard and then drew away to
watch tho result. But when It went off
It did little damage.
"The U-53 then came near us nnd
asked .us to please get further away, as
she wa going to blow the steamer up.
This we did, keeping on the side away
from the submarine. In a few .minutes
she fired a torpedo, opening n great gap
In the shin's side and then gradually the
I BlommersdIJk began to nil ny tne stern.
most strolght Into the air. nnd still her
forward lights were burning wmcn mys
tified me. and then one wild plunge nnd
she was no more. We quickly passed
near the spot and put a buoy over It to
mark her. grave."
"In the distance we could see a liner
mwl this thi Kubm.irlne saw too, for she
Immediately shaped her course toward ,
Immediately shaped her course toward .
the oncoming ship. Wo followed along I
In ire wake ot tne u-uj to wmciiun n
her work. She sent a signal to tho ship
passenger In boats Immediately.
,ne did this the Halch took all her pi
aboard nnd then drew away.
IMepnanoj teuing ner m pm ciy
'Huddenlv the submarine nut nil lights
out and disappeared, and wc went ohe.nl
nt :.1 knots and npproached near the ,
ephnno. but suddenly, directly nr.e.id.
the submarine turned on her lights and i
wc Just missed ramming her by n few
"The submarine then went alongside .
the hlp anil took about) an hour taking,
what the (iermans warned, while we.
' nnlv a few yards nwny, watched her,
ie ih.n .ireu- nwnv .1 cnunle of hundred
'yards and began firing her guns at tho
ship. Kound nfter round she fired. We
ceflnted twenty-seven i-hots, but they did
mi nmierl.il .liitiiim- nlber than opening
up n few holes. Ac. and gave us some
beautiful fireworks to,gaze at.
"Finally she seemed rather ashamed
of her poor work, for she uppro.tched
to about 100 yards and let go a torpedo,
which went off with a tremendous crash,
and it seemed to break the ship com
pletely In two, for sb caved In nt mid
ships and sank rapidly.
"There being nothing ele doing, w
waved good-by to the submarine and
shaped our course for Newport with our
rescue crew, thlity-elght men In all."
rtrsndeU Hrelr.'ted Head nf Bniton
.ton Association.
Boston. Oct IS resolution aiivo-
eating the establishment of a
perm.itH nt
American Jewish congre at Wa-hlng
!"n nn' demanding that Jewish right
,ish rights
be guaranteed in the p'ace parliament
at the cloe of !he Kuropenn war was
adopted at to-day's session of the an
nual convention of the I'oalelzlon Asn.
eiatlon of America.
The Central Committee reported that
the sum nf !3.",nnn had been rontrlbut'd
for Jewlh war sufferers since the last
convention, and $22,000 ridded to the
Zionist Fund,
Justice Mills D. Brandels of the
t'nlted States Supreme Court was re
elected president of the Zlon Associa
tion of Greater Boston ot a meeting at
which 10.000 was subscribed to the
fund for the relief of Jews In Palestine
and the maintenance of Jewish Institu
tions In that country.
Woman Farmer Ha First Tohncco.
HorKlNsvu.t.K. Ky., Oct., 15. Mrs.
Lucas, a woman farmer of northnett
i nristian, is trie nrst u aeuver a loin
of 1916 tobacco to this market. Sho
brought In about 1,500 pounds of her
'crop a day or two ago.
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More than
Asserts American Tradition
Is Violated by Visit.
lnts. Oct. 13. Tho German sub
tnnrlno l!-33 "mtde :i bretch In the
Monroe Doctrine" by sinking vessels off
the New llngland coast and It remains
to bo M-en whether the Flitted States
will "sustain tho celebrated American
tradition or let It be cast aside," accord
ing to Jem llerbctte. mllltnry strategist
and writer of International affairs.
"France Is only a disinterested specta.
tor In the debate." says SI. Hernctte,
"beoaiie It makes little dlffeiencc to her i
whether the Germans oprate on one side
nf thp Atlantic- or the other, but It will
produce a great change In the political
Itvlf. and when President Monroe In
formulating his doctrine prohibited
Kuropcan Powers from controlling tho
destiny of the American people he
opposed naval as well ns military con
trol. One cannot be tolerated without
opening tho door to the other."
M, lterbette recalls the case or rrencn
wn,p9 n 1370 cruising off New York
, wntcn for German vessels. The
French ships violated no laws, he says,
J(1, lner acton resulted In the American
Srcjetary of Hlate sending n warning
note to France. The principle tnen inia
o h(1H n(1, h(CM forKOttetl, he adds.
"President Wilson." sas M. Ilerbette
i wim-lnston. "was no less categorical
wheti, during the present war. he upheld
the same rulf with regard to Kngland In
the case of the steamship Vlneland."
(,'oieriilnent Contemplate vr
llnals for Itallvrar Par-
The t'nlted States Government on
November 1 will begin a series of tests
to determine a fair basis of payment to
the railroads for carrying the malls.
The Post Olllce Department will place
practically all railroads on a space basis
for determining compensation Instead of
tho present weight basis. The new
method of shipment will cover about 90
per ceut. of the postal service.
The Interstate Commerce Commission
will watch the experiment and will con
sider Its results In recommending to
Congress the enactment of legislation
providing for a permanent basis of pay
ment. The Post Ottlce Department Is
strongly In favor of the space basis.
Itnaslnna Take Turkish Transport.
I'KTnnuRAK. Oct. 15. The Kusslan
submarine Tulen after nil engagement
near the Bosporus on October 12 cap
tured tin- Turkish fi.OOfl ton armed w.ir
transpoit liodltsto, kis to-day's Itus
Klan ollleJul Hatcment. The innsport.
which was commanded by German olli
errs, was taken to Sebai-tnpoi,
. i .w.diTri.ein.. nf thn ivnt'ii ir nil nnpirinp
i ran waters as wen ns in wic nmiiii'-m
Great Sale of
Linen Towels
Continues to October 31st
' HpHIS sale offers very attractive values in
1150 doz.
2270 doz.
3060 doz.
2928 doz.
1020 doz.
These are plain
White Hemstitched
Huckaback Tow els
without borders in
substantial medium
and tine qualities the
sort of Towels one
cannot be without.
The prices are much below present-day values.
The mounds of Towels are daily disappearing. We
suggest, therefore, that you order at once while a wide
choice is still available.
James McCutcheon & Company
"The Greatest Treasure House of Linens in America"
Fifth Avenue, 34th & 33d Streets
necessity for vour continuing to
Women and Men Smash Car
Windows nt Astor Tlacc
and Lafayette Street.
Women as well as men piled out of a
seven passenger touring car at Astor
place and Lafayette street late yester
dty afternoon nm' in a moment were
engaced In h free for all fight with tho
motormnn and conductor of a north
mound Heoond avenue trolley car be
caurc, so tho automobile party Insisted
later, tho motormnn of the trolley car
had smashed a mudguard of tho automo-
WlndoA' class in the surfaco car was
broken during the melee, the motorman
and conductor were so badly hurt they
had to be taken lo St. Vincent's Hos
Jltal to bo patched up nnd the crowd
which gathered to see the fracas grew to
proportions that necessitated the calling
out of reserves from the Mercer street
police station before tho battleground
could bo cleared.
When the fight had subsided some
what the owner aud driver of the auto
mobile, Solomon Bernstein, who said lie
was a merchant living nt "5 Fast 170th
street and In business at 525 Broome
street, was lodged In the Mercer street
station house charged with felonious as
sault. Louis Bernstein of 1331 Clinton
avenue, The Bronx, also one of the au
tomobile party, was charged with simple
assault nnd disorderly conduct, nnd
eighteen-year-old Fannie Bernstein of
i the same Bronx address, who was ac
cused of Jumping from the nutomonue
and brenklng windows lu the trolley car
while the men belabored each other, was
arrested on a charge of disorderly con
duct. The motorman of the trolley car, Blch
nrd Ulshoff of 301 Kast Seventy-eighth
street, and the conductor, Joseph Jacob
wltz of 345 Itnst Eighty-third street,
made the complaints upon which the
members of the motor party were held
nfter the motorman and conductor had
had their bodily bruises attended to at
tho hospital and their trousers and other
outer garments or what was left of
their uniforms pinned together In front
of the crowd by blushing policemen.
The complainants say that Bernstein
had stopped his mnchlne In the middle
of the tracks and that the trolley car
had been brought to a stop before the
automobile nnct enr collided. The bend
ing nf the mudguard hail happened, the
street railway people say later when
automobile nnd car werj Jammed to-
i Kcther during tho free for all fight.
icHh!" hail been one of the gentlest
yells illrei-ted toward the carmen, they
said, by the motor party before real
ructions started.
Bernstein wnnted to lodge a counter
charge of "attempted murder" against
Motorman Blschoff. and Mrs. Bernstein,
who with her small child and an older
woman companion and David Saretsky
of 1078 Forest nvenue. The Bronx, com
pleted the motor party, pleaded with Po.
lice Lieutenant Qulnri that such a charge
also be made against the motorman.
leiuls Bernstein and Miss Fannie
Bernstein were balled out In the station
Towels. Of this lot wc have still on hand
10,428 Dozens
Size 15
at $4.00
Size 18
at $3.90
Size 20
at $5.00
7.75 8.50
Size 22
at $5.75
8.25 8.50
Size 24
at $6
Inside an hour on the
very eve of an evening
wedding we've supplied a
busy bridegroom with his
entire trousseau.
That's our idea of ser
vice. Wide variety sizes for
everyone always.
What you want when
you want it.
Evening dress clothes,
ready to wear to-night.
Every essential elegance
dress overcoats, silk
hats, canes, shirts, shoes,
Have you seen our "bride-and-groom"
trunk? A place
for everything and never a
chance for His shoes to go
quarrelling with Her hats.
Our artist evidently forgot tht old
stunt of blackening the groom's soles whui
the ceremony requires icnetllnz.
Rogers Peet company
at 13th St.
ot Warren
ot 34th St.
Fi.rth Ave.
at 41st St.
house by their fellow motorist, S.iretf'
The heavier ball ilnn.inded In the
of Solomon Bernstein w.is not forth
Ing until he had been arratrrgiil la'ir
III tho night court. After hearing t.r
various recitals In the case Police Lie.
tenant Qulnu i Tm-imI to entertain r
charges of "attempted murder" ne.i
the motorman which Sohmioi H.m-t' i
Insisted upon making.
Morris Messerlno, Is years !!. i
Greek, who recently came here, Mifferet
u fractured skull and severe Inreintioi .
of tlie scalp yesterday when a hrl k .i
thrown from n tenement roof I n 1 4 a
Second Axeliuo ctrxnted car In h
Messerlno was riding In the 100th Hreet
neighborhood. lie was taken to Itel e
vue Hospltll.
The polite nf tl Kast Fifty. rtrt
street station began an Investigation Uf
night nf n complaint which had com'
to them that a shot had been tired a
passing elevated train of tho Third .ie
nue line between Forty-ninth and Fif
tieth streets yesterday.
James Hynes, 33 years old, n labnre
living nt 32; Kast Klghty-flfth tre
was arrested Inst night on n charge 0'
smashing with hl list n window In
surface car at. lH'.th street and illshth
avenue. The broken glass caused cut
nnd lacerations on the prisoner's wrist
Urq. Traic Mar
Pure Linen

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