ready- have partially conquered the
Doesn't Entail Catastrophe.
PBTROGRAD, October 25. via London,
October 26.?'The loss of Constanza,
Rumania's r*~ fo'f seaport on the
Black sea, acc< to semi-official
comment among s of the general
staff, "puts in a serious
position. but it i be supposed
It will entail any rophe."
Col. Shumsky, mi? critic of the
Bourse Gazette, says t^e success of
the Teutonic allies lacks the Importance
which it appears to have, and
means only that Rumania has fallen
back on a new defensive line from
Tchernavoda to the Black sea, slightly
northward of the railroad, and protected
on the Danube by the strong
bridge fortification. The assault of the
invaders along the Constanza-Medjidie
line is likened to the Belgian operations,
in the number of men crowded
on the short front. Col. Shumsky estimates
that there is one division on
every three miles of the thirty-mile
stretch?a strength said to be seldom
exceeded on any front.
Meanwhile the Austro-German campaign
against Rumania continues to
be accomplished by the delivery of a
series of blows against the extreme
left flank of the soutnwesiern nussian
front. From Dornawatra to the
Rumanian frontier the Austro-Germans
are attempting to pierce the Russian
line in order to isolate Rumania
and prevent the further passage of
Russian troops to the assistance of
Rumania. The Russians, it is said
here, have been able to check the offensive
at all points on this sector.
WASHINGTON BIDS LOWEST
ON EQUIPMENT BUILDING
Contract for Proposed Stmctare for
<Tse of Post Office Pf^Mirtur^
Soon to Be Awarded.
Bids for the erection and equipment
of & modern equipment shop building
fdr the United States Post Office Department
were closed yesterday, it was
announced at the department, with
building and ten for its subsequent
equipment. It was further announced
that the awards probably would be
Firms from Washington, Baltimore,
Philadelphia, New York and Toledo
competed in the bidding. Washington
firms bid the lowest on both propositions,
the Davis Construction Company
proposing to do the building work for
$120,936 and W. G. Cornell the equipment
work for $47,849.
Other Washington firms competing In
the bidding were the National Fireproofing
Company, Mitchell A. Weller
Company, Hammett Flreprooflng Company,
Edgar H. Mosher, P. F. Gormley
Company, W. H. McCray, Biggs Heating
Company, Standard Engineer Company,
Isadore Freund and John H. Nolan
The shop is to be built on land recently
bought by the government at
nth and W streets northeast. It is to
be used as an equipment shop for the
manufacture and repair of mail bags,
mail bag and letter box locks and
keys, canceling machines, etc. The j
specifications call for a two-story-andbasement
building of reinforced concrete,
540 feet long and sixty feet wide,
having approximately two acres of floor
space. The foundation will provide for
the addition of two more stories as required.
The building must be ready for i
occupancy June 25, 1917.
BY ACT OF MEXICANS
(Continued from Flrot Page.)
Francisco Villa continues, although the
general engagement is being delayed
by Gen. Trevino until all of his troops
have been placed in strategic positions
In western Chihuahua.
The excitement caused by the approach
of the Villa forces has been
quieted, and the concentration of 8,000
Voops here has restored the feeling of
security among the Inhabitants.
EL PASO. Tex., October 26.?Francisco
Villa and his command is moving
westward along the Mexico Northwestern
railroad, reports obtained by government
agents here from refugees arriving
from Chihuahua City state. The
reason given for this movement away
from Chihuahua City by the refugees
is to equip the men who have been impressed
in Villa's command with the
rifles and ammunition said to have been
captured from Gen. Carlos Ozuna's column
A train has arrived in Juarez from
Chihuahua City filled with Mexican
peons, who reported all quiet at the
time they left yesterday morning.
MEXICO CITY, October 26?The war
office announces that government
troops have been dispatched from three
points to reinforce the garrison at Santa
Isabel, and to surround the Vill sta
force which is attacking it. Santa
Isabel is an advanced outpost, and the
garrison there has been attacked by a
superior force of Villa's men, but is
holding its own pending the arrival of
r el nf orcemen ts.
CHECK FORCED INTERVENTION.
Guards Placed at Both Sides of
River at Eagle Pass, Mex.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 26.?
, The Banner's staff correspondent at Eagle
Pass says that unusual precautions
are being taken on both sides of the
..... ww Vi c >cni Any incursion
from the American side to force intervention.
On the American side guards
at the two bridges have been doubled,
and it is rumored that cannon have
been mounted near Eagle Pass to command
The Mexican authorities, according to
Mexican sources, have been apprised of
a plan on the part of the legalistas, directed
from Eagle Pass, to send a band
Into Mexico to blow up bridges, destroy
railroads and harass the de facto government
as much as possible.
VILLA FORCES DEMAND
U. S. TROOPS WITHDRAW
COLUMBUS. N. M.. October 26.?Villa
forces operating near Namiqufqua, only
twenty-five miles south of the American
expedition's southern outpost,
have demanded the shortening of the
American troop line and gradual evacuation
of Mexican territory by the
United States Army, Americans coming
to the border from Mexico report.
COWBOYS TO ESCORT COLONEL.
Will Accompany Him From Hotel to
Chicago Stockyard District.
CHICAGO. October 26.?A squadron of
cowboy cavalry recruited frora the
stock yards will escort Col. Theodore
Roosevelt from his hotei to the pavilion
In the stock yards district,
where he wlir deliver an address to
nignt. The pavilion has been arranged
to seat 16,000 persons.
Plans were made for giving Mr,
Roosevelt a warm welcome upon his
arrival here at 2 o'clock this afternoon
from the west. He will address a
mass meeting of women at 4.
CLINTON, Iowa. 'lotober 26.?Col.
Theodore Roosevelt speaking from th?
rear platform of his train here today
complimented Iowa as & state of "intense
Americanism" where men and
women "are willing to encounter risks
and make an effort for their convictions."
"I don't want a fight," he continued,
"I will do everything possible to keef
, oat of a fight, but I don't believe in
i hitting softly. When you've got to hH
I a ass^tnock him oat.*
Discredits Suicide Theory Advanced
by Some Residents
NO ONE IS SUSPECTED YET
Special Dispatch to The Star.
FORESTVILLE, Md., October 26.?
That Frank Poschl, who disappeared
from his home here August 24 and
part of whose charred bones were
found in the woods on the farm of Dr.
W. W. Stewart, not far from where
Poschl resided, was murdered was the
theory advanced this morning by Sheriff
R. J. Gates.
"I feel perfectly satisfied that he was
murdered," said the sheriff to a Star
reporter this morning. "It may be some
little time before the mystery is
solved, but I think something will happen
that will bare the crime."
Sheriff Gates, discussing the disappearance
of some of the larger bones
of the legs, said he doubted if the Are
left flesh enough on the bones to attract
buzzards. He further doubted if
burned flesh would prove attractive to
the scavengers of the woods. If dogs
had dragged the bones from place
where the body was incinerated, he
said, they probably were not dragged
any great distance and certainly ought
to be found in the nearby woods.
Discounts Suicide Theory.
The sheriff discounts the suicide
theory. He suggested that some residents
of this section are anxious to
have the tragedy given such an aspect
in order that the serious crime of murder
and fire to hide the crime should
not be recorded against their part of
the county. It Is the intention of the
sheriff to visit here tomorrow morning
and resume the investigation. He admitted
today that he had no direct information
upon which to base the murder
theory, but said he felt confident
that such information would be forthcoming.
Following the funeral yesterday, at
the Catholic Church, members of the
families of the two sisters and brothers-in-law
of the dead man returned
to their respective homes, the Sommers
to their home near the scene of
j the tragedy, where Poschl resided.
] and the Glbbes to Centerville.
I Residents of this section who are
not relatives of the dead man have
strong opinions regarding the manner
in which Poschl was killed. Poschl
had no enemies, it is stated, and the
I finger of suspicion has not pointed
i tAwoH anv nartlctilar individual bv
I those who' hold to the theory that
murder was committed.
i No Search for Missing: Bones.
On the other hand, there are those
who cling to the suicide theory, and
i point to the statements the farra|
worker is said to have made of his
unpardonable sinning, and suggestion
that no death would be too severe
punishment for him. Many persons
have visited the place where the bones
were found, but, it is stated, there
has been no systematic search of the
woods for missing parts of Poschl's
No importance is attached to the finding
of the metal ends of two 12-gauge
shells at the place where the fire.came
J near destroying all evidences 01 ideritlj
flcation of the few bones that were left
to make certain that the body of a hu;
man being had been burned. Dr. fltew1
art. owner of the property, recalls gun;
ning trips to that part or his woodland
j and says many used shells undoubtedly
t were discarded in all parts of it.
i Persons who advanced the suicide
theory admitted they were at a loss to
' understand how Poschl was able to
stand the pain he necessarily would
i have suffered had he started the fire
and thrown himself into it. f
"While I believe he committed sul;
cide." said one of his neighbors, "I also
: believe he was disabled in some man:
ner before he put himself in a position
i to be cremated. My first thought was
. that he had cut his throat with his
knife and that the loss of blood weak|
ened him to such an extent that when
j he reached the fire he could not drag
i himself from it.
1 "But the knife was closed when it
1 was found. The question in my mind
! is whether he would have closed the
! knife after using it. That would hardly
seem possible unless he used it on
his wrist or some part of his body
other than his throat.
"After all," he concluded, "the affair
; Is a mysterious one that I hope will be
' more definitely solved."
; Discovery of Shells Not Significant.
I Persons who are clinging to the murI
der theory are making all kind, ol
; suggestions as to how and when
i Poschl met his death. It is pointed oul
j that very careful preparations were
j made in the woods to prevent the fire
| from spreading and doing damage, ancj
t it is doubted by some of the victim*!
: friends if he would have taken suet
careful precautions in event of con|
I "If he knew he was going to die,'
| said one of the Interested ones, "II
| does not seem likely that he would gc
I to so much trouble, but would be mor<
I inclined to finish the Job in the short'
est possible time, and, on the othei
j hand, a slayer trying to hide the crim?
would not want the fire to spread anc
I attract attention. In such an event a
! person leaving the scene might attract
| attention and be suspected of murder.'
Dr. Stewart, who is satisfied that
Poschl committed suicide, says h?
thinks it the most natural thing thai
Poschl should arrange the fire so at
to prevent it from spreading to th?
"Poschl was very fond of our family.'
he said, "and I'm satisfied he woulc
i have done nothing that he thoughi
! would harm us or our property."
I BRITISH MINE SWEEPER
TORPEDOED AND SUNK
: LONDON, October 26, 4:54 p.m Th<
British mine-*weeping vessel Genlsti
' ha* been torpedoed and sunk, according
to an announcement given out bj
| the British admiralty. All the offlceri
and seventy-three members of th<
' mine-sweeper's crew were lost. Th?
survivors numbered twelve.
To Select Cadet Staff Offlceri.
I Oral examinations to fill staff posiII
tions in the high school cadet regi
ment are to be hehl early next week
Officer* who are to be chosen are th<
following:: Two lieutenant colonels
one brigade adjutant, one brigade quar^
termaster, two regimental adjutant!
and two regimental quartermasters, al
. with rank of captain; six battalioc
t commanders with rank of major, sia
i battalion adjutants with rank of Arm
. lieutenant, and six battalion quarter*
masters with rank of second lieutenant.
Mr. McAdoo Stamping Tenneuee.
MEMPHIS. Tenn., October 3*.?Wt!
11am O. McAdoo, Secretary of the Treaa
ury. delivered an addreao here lae
night In the Interact of Pr eel dent Wll>
eon. He left today tor Chattanooga
i where he will apeak tonight. The Sec
: rotary also aooepted an invitation ti
epeak ^ Knoxvltte tomorrow,
MILK MAY GO UP
Demands of Producers Liable
to Force Dealers to
FARMERS ARE DETERMINED
The announcement that George M.
Oyster, Jr., is willing to pay 24 cents
a gallon for milk to the produoers,
followed today by a similar announce*
ment by H. L*. Black of H. L. Black
& Son, has set the milk consumdrs of
Washington to figuring as to whether
this means an increase in the price of
milk to the ultimate consumer should
all the dealers follow suit.
In making his announcement yesterday
that he was willing to pay 24 cents
fnr milk ut> to the proper standard.
Mr. Oyster pointed out that he was
already paying 24 cents for milk. This
fact indicated there had been no surrender
on the part of this dealer to
the demands of the Milk Producers'
Association. It was said.
Mr. Black's announcement today
came in the shape of a letter which he
sent to the producers with whom he
deal a It follows:
"Realising the milk situation of our section
is tending to approach a stage which
; would result In loss to the producer, loss
to the distributer and distress to the many
I consumers, we feel the need of exerting
our best efforts to make the conditions
agreeable to all concerned. We are aware
of the fact that when, grass is not plentiful,
during the season from October 1 to
May 1, the producer is put to an additional
expense for feed and help, and we
believe that 24 cents per gallon is a reai
sonable price for milk which comes up to
the high standard now required, and we
are willing to pay that price during that
season, and we will also pay such other
price during the grass season as may be
satisfactory to our producers."
May Increase to Consumer.
Mr. Black, when questioned as to the
matter of increasing the price of milk
to the consumer, admitted that an ln'
crease might have to be made in order
1 to give a fair return to the dealers for
the milk sold here.
It was learned today that still other
dealers are contemplating an announce|
ment that they will meet the consumers'
demand for an increase to 24 cents for
milk during seven months of the year,
j On the other hand, some dealers today
; insisted that they did not expect to
I meet these demands, though a compromise
might be effected. One large
j dealer said that he did not expect to
. meet the full demand for 24 cents, and
that he did not expect to raise the price
1 of milk to home consumer in any event,
I althouhg he might raise the price to
| wholesale customers.
Statement of Producers.
The. executive committee of the Maryland-Virginia
Milk Producers' Association
this afternoon Issued this statej
I "We are now in receipt of assurances
from dealers who control the very great
preponderance of the milk distribution
in Washington that they will pay the
24-cent winter price. The fight is won.
"In this connection. It may be said
that Washington Is the one large city
1 in which settlement of this difficulty i
> has been reached without a bad situa- ?
> tion developing. There has been no I
strike and no milk famine here. The
dealers have been extremely fair and
i considerate, on their side; our assodal
tlon of producers has been determined
i that a strike must be avoided at all
"Some of the dealers who were curt:
ous to be assured whether the farmers
t really would strike If a strike were ort
dered Investigated among their own
? producers. These have been the earliest
i to yield and grant our price. They
discovered, what this executive com'
mittee has known for some time, that
I if a strike were ordered it would be the I
t most complete tie-up of milk that has;
been produced in any city thus far. Ourj
MANY POUNDS OF P
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5WLY ELECTED CAP!
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TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT?LOUIS PREN1
CENTRAL) DOUGLAS H. MOORE,
KINLKY; SAMUEL COTTRELL, CE
JULIAN E. RAYMOND. CENTRAL
BUSINESS, AND EDWARD LEAS1
CENTRAL ARE AT JACKS ONVIL1
organization was ready for arty eventuality,
and that is one reason why it
has won this light without discommoding
the public or injuring the dealers."
Views of a Consumer.
A consumer of milk in the District,
who has given the milk question considerable
study, today addressed a letter
to The Star In which he said:
"I challenge the milk producers to
prove that the cost of producing milk
has gone up in any proportion to the
bugaboo of meal, labor and feed generally.
True, bran has gone up, but
not as they tell it. Wheat has not gone
up over 75 per cent, but they claim
bran has gone up from $16 a ton to $45.
Cornmeal, the principal meal used, has
not gone up but very little,, if any,
during the past three years. Ninety per
VCIU Ul U1C lUUUCf IB III Bi IA6C * ""
silo, which is all groWn on Virginia
and Maryland farms, where our supply
comes from. Certain sections of
the country where they grow very little
of their fodder is more affected,
but the Virginia and Maryland man
hears that and he takes it into his
head that it's an opportunity to boost
the price of milk.
"I was told by a friend, whose^ father
Is in the milk business, ^ihat thousands
of gallons of milk are spilled into the
sewer here in Washington each summer.
I had it confirmed the other day
by one of the most reputable business
men in this city, who was largely interested
in a milk company at one
time. The excuse is that the dealer
here has to contract with the producer
to take all his milk, and that the supply
in the winter is under the requirement,
and in the summer in excess
of it. If this is general, the public
is entitled to know the facts."
MISS ADDIE FULLER DEAD;
A TEACHER FOR 49 YEARS
Miss Addle Fuller, for forty-nine
years a teacher in the public schools
of Washington, died at her residence,
1321 Rhode Island avenue nofthwest,
last night, from a complication of diseases.
She was seventy years old.
Funeral arrangements have not been
Miss Fuller was appointed a teacher
in a school on Vermont avenue between
L* and M streets northwest, in
1867. She had been continuously in
service at the Franklin and Thompson
schools from 1870 until June 30, last,
when she asked leave of absence because
of ill health.
Ulso Vnllai. naa Knrti frt St?plr nnun.
ty. 111., July 25, 1840, and came here
with her parents in 1865. Her father
obtained an appointment in the office
of the disbursing clerk of the Department
of Agriculture, and later was
disbursing clerk for thirty years. He
died in 1902. Miss Fuller Is survived
only by two brothers, Frank Fuller of
this city and H. C. Fuller of Illinois.
Intercollegiate Debates Planned.
Election of officers and the discussion
of plans for Intercollegiate debates
were the features of the meeting last
night of the Senior Debating Society of
Georgetown University Law School,
composed of third-year men and postgraduates.
Forty new members were
enrolled. About 100 \fere present The
following officers were elected: William
D. French, president; George Helford,
secretary; H. B. Garvey. treasurer;
Richard Gotthoid, sergeant-at-arms.
The vote for vice president which resulted
in a tie between J. P. Kelly and
William White, will be voted on again
'APER COLLECTED B1
.. ... .. . . 1
AINS OF HIGH SCHCX
*ISS, WESTERN; ELBERT L RICHARDS
BUSINESS. AND E. K. ELLIS, McKIN
iNTRALt D. W. MARSHALL, McKINLEY;
. BOTTOM ROW?JAMES C. WILKES.
CRE, WESTERN. CAPT. J. O. BYLER i
L.E. FLA, WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL RII
PROSPERITY TO END j
Republican Candidate Tells
Hartford Audience Tariff
Laws Will Be Inadequate.
GREETS YALE STUDENTS
Bj the Associated Press.
tt a T>TT?AT>n rrtnn Ortnber 26.?
Charles E. Hughes today went Into
what he termed "the home stretch of
the campaign* with the opening speech
here today of his last trip before election
day. He left New York this morning
for New England. The nominee,
in a theater, spoke before an audience
composed partly of workers in munition
"This is no time for complacency,"
"This is no time for political talk
about prosperity. It is a time for
thought. When the men now in the
trenches of Europe are withdrawn to
follow the pursuits of peace, the abnormal
stimulus of the war will be
withdrawn, and the men in this country
now engaged in satisfying the demands
of Europe at war will no longer have
that demand to satisfy.
"It is a new Europe we will have to
meet, a disciplined, organized Europe,
and we should meet it with a new
United States. And you can no more
run this country in the coming years
on the tariff principle of our opponents
than you can fly to the moon."
Mr. Hughes alluded also to the Adamson
Deprecates Class Antagonism.
"I deprecate every effort to arouse
class antagonism in this country," he
said. "There is no hope for an America
embittered by class antagonism.
You can engulf us in the most serious
social disturbances that way. It takes
no wit to develop a feeling of bitterness.
It only requires thoughtless
thought and the application of force
j Instead of following the rule of reason."
The nominee declared that co-operation
also was necessary between capital
and labor for industrial stability.
IiUCfC ai c lie; mica ?-?* I ^ I > in niucri- 1
can life," he said in asserting that the
time had passed when men could" build
little citadels along the highways of
Mr. Hughes spoke also for the main!
tenance of American rights.
"It is said that a vote for me is a
vote for war," he said, "It is said that
' the alternative of the administration's
1 policy is war. A vote for me is a . ote
>for maintaining our lasting peace and
security by our self-respect and the
I confidence and friendship of all na;
Greeted by Yale Students.
I En route to Hartford Mr. Hughes was
greeted by station crowds at New Haven
Y PUPILS OF HENRY
3L CADET COMPANIE
?A- :i . sHI
^lHim ' ' -. 4^^ I
ON, CENTRAL | RAYMOND THOMAS,
LEY. CENTER?F. BLANKER, M?HOWARD
CIS SELL, CENTRAL, AND
BUSINESS i MILTON E. HARTLEY,
kND CAPT. WALTER R. STOKES OF
and Merlden. Several hundred Yale students
cheered him at New Haven. Their
spokesman told him that classroom duties
had prevented others from being: present.
To these Mr. Hughes sent the following
telegram: "Extend to the men of Yale
my best wishes and appreciation of what
they are doing in the campaign. The
campaign concerns the efforts of young
men, and there is little hope for the
young men of America unless we have a
sound basis for enterprise and American
rights are properly safeguarded. I am
glad to hear of the organization of the
Hughes Club at Yale. I could talk an
hour on the subject of college men in
their relations to politics today."
Mrs. Hughes left the party at Hartford
for Wellesley to spend the afternoon with
her daughter. Miss Catherine, who is a
freshman at Wellesley College.
Mr. Hughes left Hartford at 1 cfclock
WAB AFFECTS OLD GLOBY.
Costs More to Buy American Flag
Bow Than Formerly.
It costs more to be patriotic by buying
an American flag now than It did
box ore tne war Degan in Europe, according:
to statements made by Has
dealers in Washington today.
The scarcity of wool and dyes, as well
as their increased cost, added to recent
Increases in the price of labor at cotton
mills, has caused a jump in the
prices of "Old Glory." Wool bunting
was formerly the principal material of
which "The Stars and Stripes" were
manufactured, but it has fallen into
disuse because of the increased cost of
wool. Cotton has supplanted wool
bunting to considerable extent for
this purpose, and cotton is jumping
higher in price every day.
Laborers and skilled operatives at
cotton and woolen mills have found
higher wages at munition plants, and
the mills have recently increased wages
twice, once by a raise of 10 per cent
and again by a raise of 20 per cent.
TMTR-S EMILY N. MARBLE DIES.
Widow of Former Commiuioner of
Patents Once lived Here.
Mrs. Emily N. Marble, widow of
Edgar M. Marble, for many years
United States commissioner of patents,
died at her home in Canton, Pa., yesterday,
according to advices received
here. She was seventy-five years old.
Funeral services are to be held at Arlington
cemetery at 11 o'clock tomorrow
Up to a year ago Mrs. Marble made
her home in Washington, but removed
from the city to live with her son,
Louis M. Marble, at Canton, Pa. She
leaves two sons, Louis and Harry Marble;
a sister. Miss Ellen N. Mills of
Washington, and a brother, Samuel
Mills, also of this city.
To Aid Porto Rican. Coffee Producers
The Department of Commerce's aid
was promised today to Porto Hican
coffee producers in finding a market
in the United States. Their output
formerly went to Europe, where the
war has disrupted the market. It never
has been sold in the United States,
though it is the only American-grown
coffee. Elias Wolff, president of the
insular chamber of commerce of Porto
Rico, has been assured by Secretary
Redfield that the department
would help the growers.
D. COOKE -SCHOOL.
?? i ^ Wmiaf
FQTARonrw to AnnprQC
REPUBLICAN RALLY HERE
Meeting in Convention Hall Monday
Night Will Be Under Auspices
of Hughes Clutii
The republican rally which is to be
held in Convention Hall Monday night
under the auspices of the Hughes Club
of Washington will be one of the biggest
political meetings ever held in the j
District, In the opinion of the officers j
of the club. Secretary Eynon of the '
Hughes dub said today the fact that j
Henry D? Estabrook of New York, who
was one of the candidates for the republican
nomination for President last
spring, and who is known as an orator of
great ability, is to be the principal
speaker at the meeting, has added to the
interest among republicans here.
Admission will be by ticket, and the 1
tickets can be obtained by application to
the Hughes Club headquarters, at 15th j
and P streets northwest. The hall seats i
about 3.000 persons, and all seats will j
be reserved. There is no charge for admission.
Special arrangements are being made
to seat delegations from the republican
clubs of the various colleges and universities,
and there will be a special
labor section also. From Maryland
will come delegations from many republican
clubs, including the Hughes
Club of Chevy Chase.
A band will furnish music for the
The Hughes Republican Club of
Georgetown University Law School,
headed by John M. Dervln. president of
the olub. will march to the hall in a
body from the law school.
RISE IN PRICE OF BREAD
LIKELY IN NEXT FEW DAYS
Bakers May Demand More Because
of the Recent Increased
Cost of Floor.
CHICAGO, October IS. ? Increased
prices for bread within the next few
days were predicted again by members
of the Master Bakers' Association today,
following increases in the cost of
flour yesterday. It was said that there
were few bakers In the city with more
than a week's supply of flour on hand.
Flour ywsterday was quoted to Chicago I
housewives at til a barrel. Investigation
Into the cause of rising food prices
is to be started by the committee on
health of the city council.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., October 26.?
Flour was quoted here today at tlO to
310.60 a barrel wholesale for choice and
fancy patents. Spring patents were
held at 39.26 to 39.76. The price of all;
grades was advanced on the local market
yesterday from 26 to 60 cents a >
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., October 26.?
The price of second clears, a low grade
of flour, advanced 50 cents a barrel
here tod*y. Millers quoted this grade
at $5.50. The price of fancy patents,
and first clears remained unchanged. i
BRITISH ON THE SOMME
UNDER ARTILLERY FIRE
LONDON, October 2?, 12:12 p.m.?
"During the night," says today's Brit- '
Ish official statement, "the enemy i
shelled heavily our front between Eaucourt
L'Abbaye and Lesboeufs. and In
the neighborhood of the Stuff and Sollern
redoubts Cnorth of the River Somme.
In France >.
"We successfully raided enemy
trenches near Monchy, and also
northeast of Arras, Considerable damage
was done and prisoners were
Ujrvnl Airmen Haiii Rniluratr
LONDON, October 26, 12:42 p.m.?Attacks
on the Oonstantinople-Salonikl
railroad by British naval aeroplanes
have inflicted considerable damage,
the admiralty announced today.
THE president of the Americ
of Federal Farm Loan boi
"They will constitute the
that we have ever had in the
for loss are absolutely nil. 1
they will be issued will make
of any saver."
Full information for inves
Land Bank bonds will be furni
Evening Star. This informatioi
lications of the Farm Loan Boa
tor return postage.
THE EVENING STAR IX
FREDERIC J. HA
Please find Inclosed a two-ce
please send me* entirely free, the <
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rwo ARE EXONERATED OF
Orand Jury Also Ignores Accusations
Against Three Other Persons.
The grand jury today exonerated Arthur
C. Smith and Julius Lazerow of
charges of manslaughter. Mr. Smith
was held by the coroner's jury as responsible
for the death of William
Shaffer on Bladensburg road, October 4.
Mr. Sjnith was driving a car which collided
with a trolley pole In the middle
of the road. Mr. Lazerow was operating
an automobile, August 29, on. North
Carolina avenue between 1st and 2d
streets southeast when he collided
with David Miller and caused his
The grand jurors also ignored a
charge of perjury against Margaret R.
Bowie, nineteen years old, who secured
a marriage license, giving the
age of her prospective husbaind as
twenty-two. It was claimed the boy -J
was only nineteen years old, but he had
told the girl he was twenty-two, the
evidence showed, and he is rather tailTwo
other cases were ignored by the
grand jury. One was a charge of
housebreaking against Harrison Corbin.
*hnd the other an allegation of carnal
knowledge against Lacey Graves.
The grand jury reported the following
indictments: Fannie Miller, Willie
Hawkins, William Graham. Isaiah
Branhan, Edward Adgley, housebreaking
and larceny; Harry Channell and
Albert McNeal, housebreaking: Benjamin
Contee, Carrie West and Frederick i
Charries, assault with dangerous weapon;
George W. Brown and Ernest
Brown, non-support; James Hanley,
Randall Haislip, Aubrey Bush. Raymond
Johnson and Gussie Harris, joyriding.
and Hyland Warfleld, larceny
Philippine Congress at Work.
MANILA. October !?.?The Philippines
congress is studying bills which
have been proposed for the creation
of six executive cabinet positions as ,
a substitute for the present form of
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Our Own Shop
urge our pa??
trons to place j
their orders for per- j
Greeting Cards at the
earliest possible moment,
and for these
orders we shall render
no bills until January
F and 11th
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an Bankers' Association said
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United States. The chances
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