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VOL. 51 NO. 249
Former President May Be
Called By Government To
Tell of Conference With
. Lewis Cass Xedyard Re
, gardmg B. & M.v peel:
Charles SJ Mellen, Appear
ing For Prosecution, Con
tinues His Story of How
, the New Haven Maie New
England Ildrcopoly. -
- New 'York. Oct. 21.:-CtoniU5el for the
defense nnoanced today .that they
would call ; former President Taft as
fiction -with a confer
ence -between'- Mr. Taft aihd Lewis Cass
dyaxd,. in regard to the taking over
of Boston & Maine stock, byihe New
Haven-, ' . ? ' ' t
R, - L. Baits, attorney for the gov-
ernmentj said that the government
-would "if possible" avoid ailing, the
former President. '-.. " :
Having laid the foundiaJScm in the
two 'hours h ltM'on the -witness Blind
yesterday, ; for -his story of - the . New
Haven oomWnalian, Chaites - S. Mellen
today conoaned with a. .deaenpti-on pf
such consolidation movements as took
place 'from 1833 to 1S37 when ne -was
vice-president of the load.
Mr.. Mellen .-was ' :&rat questioned
about the through freight lines en
join freight soliciting organizations
maintained by theJJew England road
eome of Trhicli ha described yesterV
, day. Some.of theas. meofloned to
'him by attorney Swackssr. id did not
reca.lL : " ' c : ' - ; i 7 " ' ' ' ' V
Taking- up the steamship lines, Mr.
M ell en described. th Merchants &
Miners line a "veiy imporUat This
J ran from Boston axA Providehoe to
1 BaJtimorb Newport ' iSfews. Norfolk
and Savjrna3x. 1 '.,.-. .
- The . -witness :1 the, sketched - tbo
character of inaaxxifaotnTed , prod-acts
shipped from- .New i-England cities,
from Boston these products went over
the Boston & Maine, Fitchurg. Bos
ton & Albany,' New Tork and New
England, and the Metropolitan, Prpvi
i ami1 Merchants. . & -OMinerst
Steams-hip ISrues, ' Then he .named:
. the various trurfk lines with which ,
these lines "Connected for Trelgai Traf-'
iic a tho west... . - : " ' T- - : ,
The trafHo, outlets of other New
Englawd cities he similarly explained.,
revealing as yesterday m . Intimate
JtnowWs ot the railroad traffic sit
uation of.-New. England that seemed
us fresh ia. his roeoMiy as if ur
ier of a century had- not elapsed since
th'e events he wa describing.
" Mr: Swacker, of counsel for the
government, asked thj-witness about
his early connection with the New
York & New England as general man
ager. ' .: ;-. ." i ' V .- i '.-. ".'-
-"What were the condition as re
gards competition between tho New
York & New England and the New
Haven V he asked. "The worst I
ever knew Just cut-throat work on
both aides.' waj Tile reply.
Mr.'Bweicker wanted to know if Mr.
Clark, then president of, the New Ha
ven and named as- a co-conspirator in
the case, had had a conversation with
the witness -about the competition.
Mr, Mellen said at that time the
New Haven had announced the reduc
tion ia the running time- of three pas-
senrer trains from-Boston- to New
York and that he went to Clark and
protested that this reduction was. un
fair to the New York & Now England.
vi persuaded ' him not to ; make a
change in these trains," the vitness
aid. . . '-
"What did you do to persuade him V
I told him all the things that; were
likely to happen." , .' - '
"What were those things?" -"Well,
I had in my pocket a cepy of
ffn advertisement which I said I was
going to put in: the papers that after
noon announcing; that we would run
. a trairt to Allyn's point to connect by
boat to New York and that the fare
between Boston ' and -New Tork would
-be '$1.. Clark said, 'Is that Honest In
jun? and I said, "It is.
Two months after this, " Mellen said-,
he became second i vice-president in
charge of traffie.of the New, Haven, -"Who
employ &d you? ,
"Charles Clark.' -.,.;
"What duties were "assigned yem?" i
'To lookv after the traffic,"' replied
. the witness curtly. 1 ; -
"Did he say' why ha employed you?"
'He said I made too much of a nui
sance of myself on the New jEnsrland."
Mr. Swacker then tookup with the
witness tlje - New Haven's .acquisition
rf- the Housatonic, which was one of
th New York and New England con-
Ticcuons wi:n iNew lore, 'mere was
a freight connection by car floats from
Wilson Point, Conn. , ,
After the Housatonic as. secured,
"the New- Haven," said 'Mr. Mellen,
"showed a disinclination to come for
ward with its proportional share of
the deficit." 1 . .. -
Whether the New Haven 'then caus
ed the foreclosure, of tha terminal
pompan-y'a property,., th witness said
ho was not sure.Q'." j ''r- -."
It was possible,' he thought, that tne
New Haven purchased outright the
New England's interest - In the com
paay before the foreclosure or that
it swas a Joint foreclosure. At any
rate;- the New Haven got the property
, in the foreclosure sale. . .
"Do you know, whether J. P. Mor
gan participated in the . negotiations
for -the acquisition' of th Housa
tenie V
"Only in - the most general way,"
eaid the witness. . . '
Returning to the subject of h's en
trance into the New Haven, Mr. Mel
len testified that Clark asked him to
institute a suit against the New Eng
land and that he did it through Bos
ton brokers. . The suit, - the-government
all e (red.- was intended to embar
rass tlel New; England.
with m n
San Antonio Teac., Oct. 21.--Three
United States v soldiers were killed and
six others wounded in an engagement
with" Mexican bandits near OJo Pe
JLgxta about J o'clock this morning.
The, troops guarding the place, which
is near - Mission, Texas and about 60
miles north of Brownsville, was at
tacked by a large fcand. "
JPetails of the fight 'are lacking, but
in a preliminary report from Captain
Frank K. McCoy, j-eceived at South
ern Department Headquarters at 3:45
o'clock this morning, the information
was given that five dead Mexicans bad
been found in the dark after the t atr
tacking party had been driven off. '" -
The killed . and . wounded were all
Go Intq Winter Quarters
" in Thi City,' JVovembep 1,
; - , .r . Plans Show.
The Barhxan & Bailey circus will go.
into winter quarters in this city Nov.
2, .. closing its ; last' performance at
Riclrmond,'' Ta., Nov. 1, after a good
season's business despite ' adverse
weather conditions. The - bfg how
has .traveled through the., East, gone
aa far west as the' Rocky Mountains
and after a trip through the -South
and East, south of Pittsburgh, again
retui na to rest and rejuvenate Its' be
spattered wagons, " cars and other
equipment. : - ' .
. ,;Tn-ring its. absencoon ,to,ur expert
tent makers have been working' stead
ily ,-npon new, tents, wnilo a. corps of
cleaners have thoroughly whitewashed
and painted ihe quarters. " All winter,
stalls, cages and other apparatus are
in rst- class condition. . , :
. The performers and others -whose
services are not required in storing
the giant show, away win be released
a-t HJihrnond, Va.. seeking their homes
in all sections of the TJnited , States
T!dTJr2pe,J.Tho raJtroadl,, lijrrrp from.
Richmond ia about 385 .mils -and to
wvoid tho river croesingf at ifew York
i Ib Kpected tho five; sections will be
rented via the 'Ponghkeeosie Bridge
ronte and Danonry, arrlvtug In this
dtylate oh the. night of Nov. 2. - ,v
Captain E. S. Hall' of 11th
Company, C. A. CH Makes
High Score.
(Special to The Farmer) -Jacksonville.
Fla., Oct. 21 -The
Connecticut National . 'Guard Pis'tol
team won fourth place in the ' na
tional rifle and pistol tournament
which is being held here during, this
month. The Connecticut pistol team
beat the United States Cavalry pistol
team, considered the best , pistol shots
n the TJnited" States army. The 2nd
Conn. Infantry team came in 26th
in the lists of regimental teams at
the shoot.- '..,"' . . .
Cap t. E lias S. Hall of the 11th Co.,
Connecticut Coast Artillery Corps' is
the only Bridgeport man at the fchoot.
He made a fine record in the : Wim
bledon cup match winning part v of
the money prize, y -In the match against
the Marino Corps, Capt.: Hall -made a
fine start getting 92 at 600 yards but a
3 1-2 to 4 r-2 point.wind at, the 1,400
yard range got him only 74 with fe to
tal of 1.6 6 points for his trial in this
match. Capt. Hall is using the Union
Metallic Cartridge - Co.- ammunition
and finds it very satisfactory,
V The Coast Artillery corps team' is
encamped about 12 miles, south of the
city' and the camp and range are one
great mass of fine white .sand. The
sand gets into the food and clothing
of the contestants, and also the guns.
Tbe- contestants arie. obliged to watch
the-weapons carefully to guard against
The team had a-very slow . and tedi
ous trip down, getting into Jackson
ville and Washington, D. C, an hour
and a half behind schedule time; ar-
riviner . t i Tacksnfl"VTll 9. 1 d . Yi rtnra
late The men shoot from 160 to 200
rounds per dayX The firing begins at
7 a; m. and is continued until 5 o'clock
in the afternoon. Everyone gets to
(bed between 8 and 9 o'clock at night.
The Connecticut team will start on
the return trip.early next week.
': " t... . '' - - - - - - ,
New York, Oct. 21. Bethlehem Steel
made ' the new, high price of &50, an
overnight' gain of 21 points, on sales of
499 shares at the opening -.today of the
stock exchange,
Before the end of the first 20 min
utes Bethlehem- Steel . had gone . to
599.7-8. ' '
' A year ago when the stock exchange
was closed, because of war, it was offi
cially quoted at between 25 and 39.
members of Troop G, 3rd cavalry, and
Company D signal corps. The dead
are: . - '
Sergeant Shafer, Troop G, 3rd cav
alry, and first class .Privates Joyce
and McConnell, Company J, signal
corps. , .
The list o wounded includes Pri
vates Bowner, Behr, Laoglanda and
Kuble, Troop G, 3rd cavalry, and First
Class Sergeant Smith ; and Corporal
CanshaH, Company I, signal corps.
,Captain McCoy arrived with reliev
ing troops and the bandits fell back in
the brush between OJo Ie Agus and
the Rio Grande. Additional troops
were 'rushed to the scene from nearby
gorder patrol stations and - search
made for the bandits. .- -
Will Ignore TJltimatum That
They Must Return to J obs
By October 25. K
,- At a mass meeting of the employes
of the Max Ams Machine Co. last
night in the Machinists' club, the. men
voted nnanimously not to return to
work until the demands they -have
made cur the, company are granted.
The officials ! of the company have
issued a notice that all the men who
do : not return to work" by Oct. 2 5 ''will
no longer by considered. This ' was
discussed at c the meeting last night
and-afterward a vote was taken. None
of the men.' It. was announced, will
return to work. "
The number of those who struck
was 135. Of these, eight returned to
their Jobs," without getting the con
cessions asked. ? The strikers want in
creased wages. ..
! The plants of, the . American Chain
Co., and the Harris Engineering Co.
are still being picketed by the machin
ists. , -According to George J". . Bo wen;
business, agent of the International
Association of .Machinists, the picket-
ha&im-ygxy effective afthe. -eftaia
as the company is ' trying to. get 20
men to fill the. places of the ' strikers
and has not -yet -procured them. -
The Harris Engineering Co. b-asr a
smallforce at work according to Mr.
Bowen and because the - plant is a
small one. the factory is running fair
ly well. It ia still being picketed how
ng picketed
ever. ' . - ,r. " .
Lavery Calls - Meeting of
Candidates and Others in
Hibernian Hall.
- Plans .for an- active campaign In
behalf of the Democratic candidates
In -the coming municipal election will
be formulated Friday evening when
the nominees will meet with the exe
cutive 'board and the deputy regis
tarars. . --''.
The meeting has been called by
Town Chairman Hugh J. Lavery for 8
o'clock In . Hibernian ' . hall,; in the
Franklin building. In addition to the
candidates and party workers, other
Democrats interested -in the sucess of
the ticket are invited to take part in
be discussion of plans for the cam
paign. -' i
- While the program for the cam
paign is as yet indefinite. Chairman
J-iavery said today there will be rallies
inu the several districts.- Daniel E.
r'Walker candidate for mayor, has an-
nouncea tnat -ne win rase tne stump
and with the other candidates will be
heard at the district rallies. ,
It is probable that one or two gen
eral rallies , will . be , held in - larger
(halls in. the central-part of the city,
Lwhen all of the candidates will speak.
Chairman Lavery today was opti
mistic over the prospects of Demo
cratic success. He beieves that the
cairipafgn will be mapped out Friday
evening will bear fruit inthe election
day results.
London, Oct 21 The arrival at The
Hague of Dr. C. T. Dumba, lately re
called asAustrian ambassador to the
United States, is reported in a de
spatch from the correspondent there
of Renter's Telegram Co. '
Dr. Dumba intimated he might
make a statement tomorrow. , .
"BrewvHl. Tex., Oct. 21. John L.
Casper, of Kansas City, alleged head
of the Moonshine 'conspiracy, who
pleaded guilty in . the United States
district court here yesterday, was sen
tenced today to nine years and three
days in the Leavenworth penitentiary
and ordered to pay a .fine W $33,000.
The six others, .who .adm: V"d their
guilt received sentences varjvg from
six months in- Jail to two years in the
Mast Crashes to Tracks with
Human Burden As Train
Elm Street Resident Has
Fractured Leg As Result
of Experience.
A falling telegraph pole above De
von station on the New Haven road
today caused ' the ' stopping of the
Bankers Express and severe injury to
Charles Kuhn, aged 23, a resident of
87 Elm street, Bridgeport. Kuhn, who
suffered a compound fractur 's.t his
left leg above the ankle, is in Bridge
port hospital, having beep picked up
by the express train and brought to
this city. v"-
He was at work on a high cross arm
of a pole belonging - to the - Western
Union Telegraph Co., nearly 30 feet
above the ground when the pole, said
to . be rotted at the bottom, suddenly
gave "way ' and Kuhn was precipitated
across the tracks with the heavy mast
Just as the fast Boston and New York
express hove' in . sight. The train was
quickly flagged and the obstruction
removed. '
Kuhn suffered great agony on the
train, .the bone having been projected
through the fleshy covering of his ,leg.
He had to wait in the local railroad
station nearly 45 minutes because the
emergency ambulance had been sent
upon a transfer call in place of the
horse-drawn ( vehicle. - Criticism of
spectators carried to the emergency
hospital was met ' with statements by
the physicians in attendance to the
effect that emergency physicians have
repeatedly protested against the use
of the motor ambulance for hospital
transfer eases by private physicians,
but that they are stall authorized by
Sperin tend ent of. Charities , Spencer R.
Gordon. Both the driver and the am
bulance physician, J. H. Beaudry, dis
claim any responsibility for today's
delay. . - m
Scene is Bower of Beauty As
i Popular Couple Are
United. ;
A wedding which while quiet -and
simple, was of unusual beauty, was
solemnized at ..4:30 this afterno6n
when Miss Emma Florence Lake be
came . the bride of Mr. Russell Bryan
Porter at the home of the bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lake of
354 West avenue. Mr. Porter is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Porter
of 145 Poplar ""street. Rev. John' K:
Sadtler, rector of Christ Episcopal
church performed' the ceremony,
which was witnessed by about 40
relatives and intimate friends of the
young couple. Miss Esther Louise
Roberts was maid of honor and Clar
ence P. Beers was groomsman.
The ceremony was - performed be
neath an arch, of autumn leaves,
which had been formed across the
large windows of the library in the
Lake home. Palms, ferns and huge
yellow chrysanthemums were used in
decorating the room and the color
scheme of yellow was carried out. in
the decoration of the other rooms.
' . The" three piece string orchestra
which was situated at the head of the
staircase on the second floor, furnish-'
ed a program of nuptial music in
which were ' included the usual wed
ding marches.-
The bride entered the library on the
arm of her father who - gave her in
marriage. Her- gown was of ivory
Batin sublime veiled ' with tulle, and
had a bodice of Duchess lace also
veiled with the tulle. - The train ' of
satin was arranged in a. cascade ef
fect and caught below the' shoulders
with pearl ornaments. Her tulle veil
was arranged abeot the head in fan
shaped effect and eaught with orange
blossoms. With this she carried a
bouquet of white orchids with a
shower of lilies of the valley.
Miss Roberts wore a Watteau gown
of yellow'tharmouse veiled with gold
silk net, Panniers of yellow brocad
ed satin with figures in pink complet
ed the- costume. She earried a crook
of yellow, from whieh Ward roses
fell in shower effect. ,
A buffet luncheon was served follow
ing the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Por
ter will leave this evening on -a wed
ding trip, the destination of which
they have told no one. They plan to
be away about four weeks a the end
of which time Jhey will take up their
residence in New York. ' Thd Jride
will travel in a costume - uf African
brown, fashioned with a Chin Chin
collar, lined witn coral. Har hat is
a brown velvet turban trimmed' with
cstrich tips. .
Mr. Porter presented his bride with
a platinum crescent brooch of pearls
and diamonds. His gift to his best
man was a stickpin of jade set with a
diamond. Miss Roberts received a iili
gree bar: pin set with p saris and
sapphires from the bride.
The bride attended the local High
school, and . later continued her studv
of music under prominent teachers of
that art. . Mr. Porter was a member
of the class of lail of B. IT. S. Later
he pursued his study of journalism
at the Columbia University. He is
well known in local newspaper circles,
having been city editor of the Sunday
Post and in the same position with
the Bridgeport Telegram.; He is now
assistant dramatic editor 'f the Aw
York Worlds His first metropolitan
experience was with the New York
Press. .
Lawyers Predict Trial Will
Run Three Weeks It
Involved Litigation of Bella
more Co. is Speedily
, Tried Out Here.
The usual delays and technicalities
which are supposed to block the prog
ress of the law will not be allowed 'by
Judge William S. Case, who' is presid
ing over the present term of the civil
superior courts When the complicated
suit Nf George C. Miller of this city
against the Bellamore Armored Car &
Equipment Co. was started Tuesday,
Judge Case aslked the lawyers how.
long-it would take. ,
"About two . or three weeks, v Your
Honor;" replied one of the lawyers.
"Not in this court, gentlemen," de
clared Judge Case.
He made the lawyers elminate- all
unnecesary delays and the' result was
that the evidence was finished in two
days and arguments heard this morn
ing. The court reserved decision.
He next, considered the suit of Harry
D, Miller against J. L. Orton and oth
ers of this city, an action which also
resulted from . the troubles of the
Bridgeport Vehicle Co. Miller, who
was formerly president of the Vehicle
Co., seeks to foreclose the property on
Fairfield avenue. He claims to hold a
note for $4,800 on which $800 has . been
paid. ' ' s "' s
E. A. Godfrey of the Blue Ribtoon.
Auto & Carriage oC, which at . present
occupies the property, -festifie that
Miller agreed to transfer the note but
Miller denJeTa'this. The court reserved
De VerH. Warner 's Daugh-
aamw uu AUb lu
ods m Practical Manner.
The ' mysterious nurse at the Emer
gency hospital, It became known to
day, is Mrs. John W. Field, oft Brook
lawn place, daughter of DeVer H.
Warner, and wife of John. W. .Field,
former, star Yale halfback. ... .
For several - days- a. young- woman
has been- receiving -Instruction at -the
hospital, in first aid treatment. She
has been an enthusiastic student.' Her
presence became more or less of ' a
mystery. ' - ..-,
It was learned today that Mr. and
Mrs. Field plan a trip to the Maine
woods, where emergencies often arise,
when a physician is ' not' available.
Mrs. Field will act as physician on the
trip. ,-- '
At the annual meeting of the county
home board, held yesterday In Norv
walk. County Commissioner John Bro
phy of Ridgefield, was elected .presi
dent and Commissioner Henry- Craw
ford of -Greenwich, secretary. . Secre
tary Kellogg, ' Miss Walters and Dr.
Pons, all members of the state board
of charities, were present as also were
the board of visitors of this county.
Mrs. M. H. Ford of this city is a. mem
ber of the latter boaru.
TrTe figures submitted by the board
of visitors show that in spite of the
great increase. In populatlon( In rthls
eity and throughout the county, the
number of-'children committed to the
county hom has not greatly increas
ed. In 1914 there were S i commit
ted and in the present year 111.
- Ir 1914 the number of children
placed with persons not relatives was
55 and those sent to relatives num
bered 2 8. In the present year 80 have
been placed with oureriders. and 40 with
relatives. The number returned to
the home In 1914 was 33 and this year
It was 4, These resjults indicate that
the children have, been getting Into
rood home's and the report was very
favorably received. .
Paris, Oct. 21 The Athens corres
pondent of the Havas Agency sends
the following despatch under date of
"A great battle is going on in the
heights of VI assort a and Kotchana.
The Bulgarian object seems to be to
march on Monestir so as to cut com
munications with Salonikl. - In the
NegotVn region two Bulgarian attacks
have been repulsed.
"The newspapers state that after
the occupation of Istip and Kotchana
by the Bulgarians, the Serbians fell
-back on Uskup, The population of
Uskup has left. Communications be
tween Nish and Uskup are cut.
"The ministers of the quadruple
entente have left Nish for Krajevo.
The Bulgarian army is advancing rap
idly on Kumanovo and Uskup, ac
cording to information from a Bul
garian source."
A seat on the New York Stock Ex
change was sold for $72,000, an in
crease of $2,000 over the last previous
lialyl 11 id mm
Report Shows Increase in
Inmates Not Great Consid
ering Population Increase
" v ' j ,
New Haven, Oct. 21 With Henry
M., Beardsley, former mayor of Kan
sas City, who was elected moderator
yesterday ,in ' the chair, the National
Council of Congregational Churches
resumed its labors here today. The
number of delegates had been greatly
increased by the overnight arrival o$J
many rrom distant points.
. Rev. C. F. Carter, of Hartford,
chairman of the executive committee
offered a number of recommendations
for the--government and maintenance
of the council, j There were a number
of other reports received from vari
ous church committees.
John H. Perry, of Connecticut, re
ported proposed, amendments to by
laws, one pertaining ito deputizing of
alternates to th council being length
ily debated because of differing opin
ion over phraseology, and being
adopted after acceptance of clarifying
amendments. "
The following committees "were
elected: Executive committee for
four years, Herbert J. Brown, Port
land, Me.; O. J. Hill, Kansas City,
Mo. and D. M. Perry, Detroit; com
mission on missions for four years,
Arthur L. . Shipman, Connecticut;
Burton Payne ' Gray, Massachusetts:
David P. Jones, Minnesota; President
H.v C. King, - Oberlin College. , Ohio;
Roger Levitt, Iowa; Albert Parker
Fitch, Massachusetts, and Rev. Lewis
T. Reid, New York; for two years to
fill vacancies, H. W. Darling, Kansas;
Rev. Archibald Haddon, Michigan, and
Frank Kimball, Illinois. On the
same boad from societies. ReV. E.
M.! ' Noyes, . . Massachusetts, from the
American . Hoard, Dyer B. Hoirrfes,
New York, fromthe Board on Minis
terial Relief,, Miss Sarah Louise Day,
Massachusetts from the Woman'.s Re
lief Mission Board. '
- The Women's Home Missionary
Federation opened its annual meeting
this morning.
Former Police Commissioner
Baldwin Tells How Cracks
men Operate Here. v
'. That burglars who have a- practice
of robbing untenanted homes In ' a
series of visits, are prevalent in
Bridgeport, Is the belief of former Po
lice Commissioner George M. Baldwin.
' According to Mr. Baldwin, the plan
carried out at his home in the several
burglaries there, was to get most of
the valuable property by repeated
Mr. Baldwin asserted today that the
time his house was burglarized two
years ago, Mrs. Baldwin had entered
the house at the same time a -.burglar
was there and after she left the burg
lar madeftis getaway.
According to the former police of
ficial, Mrs. Baldwin returned to the
house and discovered that a drawer
was open. However, as her husband's
valuable Masonic charm was in the
drawer she thought nothing was amiss.
She left for an hour or so, and when
she returned the charm was gone,
with other valuable articles.
It is the belief of Mr. Baldwin that
thp "thieves watch the columns of tho
newspapers in the summer and au
tumn, to learn what families are leav
ing home for vacations.' In this man
ner they discover what houses are the
safest to rob.
In each of, the burglaries at the
Baldwin house, evidence was found
that, the depredators Intended to re
turn for another load.
In the New Haven police court yes
terday, Harr ,Hoad, alias J-iorry
Hoadley. alias Harold Roeney, who is
accused of the most recent Baldwin
burglary, was arraigned and his case
was continued until Saturday under
bonds ot $2,000.
Hoad or Roohey, as he is known
most frequently, is said to be wanted
in Ansonia and Naugatuck on sus
picion of having been concerned in
breaks in those cities.
According to the reports to the su
perintendent of fish and game at
Hartford,' 27 deer have been killed - in
Fairfield county since the new deer law
went into effect, August 1, 1915. An
effort is being made to ascertain
whether or not all deer that have been
killed have been reported. A'penalty
of $100 is stipulated for those who fail
to report.
The total number of deer killed, ac
cording to the reports, is 311, divided
as follows: Sixtv-nine, Hartford
county; 75, Litohfie'd; 27, Fairfield; 45.
New- Haven; 16, Tolland; 20, Middle
sex; and 29, Windham counties.
Official Statement, Issued at
Nish, Says Army is Men--;
aced Fiercely By Invad-j
ing Troops of Bulgaria andi
Teuton Powers.
Near Rheims and Violent ;
Artillery Duels Are Begun
Allies Watching AttU
tude of Greece.
Paris, Oct. 21 An official
statement issued, yesterday al -Nish,
as forwarded by Havasi
News Ag-ency, says that the!
berhian army is now menaced
fiercely. " The Serbian war of
fice and the railroad line to Sa-I
loniki has been' cut in two
places. -
Germans Renew Attacks
Paris, Oct. JH Following their fu-i '
tile bombardment last evening to tho I
east ofj Rheims, the Germans renew-
ed their attacks In this region, ac-i
cording to an announcement madetj
afternoon by the French war office.,!
In spite of a very violent preparatory!
artillery fire they again were check-v
ed. and cut down by the fire of the1
French artillery and machine guns.?
'Thr-- did not succeed in winning a, I
single position in the French -first)
line trenches.
London, Oct 21 The entente pow-i
ers are bringing all possible, pressure
.to bear on Greece In order to elicit'
an unequivocal definition of her poli
cy towerdhe other Balkan states and
the EuropesiJ, belligerei t- Tmy havo N
intimated 'clearly that on account of
the geographical position of Greece
and her treaty : obligations to Serbia
her announced policy of neutrality
will be difficult, if not impossible, to
maintain. )
. It has become a question, in the
opinion of the allied diplomats, of noti
permitting Greece to continue what
id considered an ambiguous policy un
til their opponents in the war are!
able to utilize the neutral position o
Greece to her own advantage.
The Greek goverdnment is now)
considering the British offer of the;
island of Cyprus, which, according to
an Athens message, Britain will cede. A
immediately on condition that Greece
joins tho allies.' The Russian foreign'
minister, M. Sazonoff, has issued a'
statement to tho effect that he con-
eiders the allies justified in adopting'
any measures to prevent their ene- j. ,
mies from taking advantage of thex
neutral position ot a third power. j
The fleets of the allies already have.
established a close blockade of then
Aegean coast of Bulgaria. .. ',
It has not been established whetherf
the Bulgarians have occupied VranyaJ
on the Nlsh-Salonikl railroad, con-i
cernlng which there are conflicting
reports. It is a fact, nevertheless, that
railroad communication between Nish. ,j
and Uskup has been interrupted andi
if the Bulgarians have not actually!
crossed the" line they have at leapt,
advanced far enough to interrupt taf-,
fic, which accomplishes the same pur
pose. .
The principal pressure on Serbia Is
now coming from the Bulgarian side.j
Recent despatches reveal no furthers
advances of Importance by Field'
Marshal Von Mackensen's German and
Austrian forces.
The two outstanding features on the,'
Russian front are the continued of-,-'
fensive of the Russians south of Pri-
pet and the new German offensivoj
south of Riga. In the latter districts-,
the Germans are making a strong
effort to force the Dvina river, in aj
country prsenting many difficulties toj
th Invader. !
In the southern area Russian suc-j
cesses have modified the situation ra-j
dically, and the Austro-German , line
from Finsk to Lemberg is no longe
held securely, ;
Except for further details of, the nn-J
successful German attack on British j
positions near Hulluch and on the,
French front In the vicinity of Rheims.
.there is no news of importance from
the western front.
Says England Offered
Greece Isle of Cyprus,
London, Oct. 21 The Daily Chron
icle says it understands that Great
Britain has communicated to her allies
her offer of the island of Cyprus to
Greece and that the offer is now un
der consideration by the Greek gov-,
ernment. The paper, in an editorial,
"The masses of the Greek nation is
not behind M. Zaimis, (the Greek
premier) but behind M. Venizelos (the
former premier) and in order that its
will may prevail over German influ
ence in high offices.
"The offer is a notable one, not only
because of Its magnitude but because
we are offering something already in
our hands to give and if the Greeks
allow the Zaimis government to reject
the world will have to revise its views
of the seriousness of Hellenic aspira
tions." , . ...
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