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BRIDGEPORT, CONN.,SATURDAY,OCTOBER 23, 1915 VOL. 51 NO. 251 PRICE TWO CENTS r 0 Here to Win Says Walker to Democrats Enthusiastic Meeting of Can ; didates and Party "Work- . ers Brings Predictions of - Democratic Success At Polls. No Dearth of Issues Upon Which to Base Successful Campaign Declares Head of the Democratic Ticket. VI am in this campaign to win -and believe I am going to' win along with the rest of the Democratic nominees." With, these, words Alderman Daniel K. Walker, Democratic, nominee for mayor, brought continued cheers from an enthusiastic meeting of the candi- ' ;'- dates and party .workers in Hibernian Hall last night. Alderman Walker's ' confidence in the success of the ticket was shared by the other' candidates who. were heard in brief but interest ing speeches. - ' . - The administration of Mayor Clif ford B," Wilson was warmly flayed by several of the speakers, as was the . record .of Henry Lee, who now seeks' the mayoralty ,on the Citizens' League "ticket. v : - ' '. ' , "Thera are Issues and . plenty of them on which we can push this cam paign to a. successful outcome," ; was ' the burden of many of speeches by candidates. "Both Wilson . and Lee are open to attack , on their' public records. . A careful, industrious cam paign, continued up to electioavday will spell Democratic victory." There were about ,180 Democrats ,at the meeting. These included 'the ' candidates, executive board and 1 the deputy: registrars, along with scores who hadaccepted Chairman Hugh J. Laverys general invitation to join. in. the deliberation. '-r ' It was the sentiment of the candi dates that a' series of district rallies should be held next week, , starting Monday. These tire to be -continued .until the eve of- election and all can. didates will be heard at thesa gather- definite plans,' with" ?he eats and meeting', places, for., these rallies will be completed at a meeting tomorrow of the executive committee.- The ex ecutive . committee has bee appointed a rally 5 committee; and .will meet in Chairman Lavery's office-in the New-r field building at o'clock tomorrow afternoon. - ' ! ,'; -' "' ... v ; .Continued on Page S.) OliLY QUARTER OF JO-BE-MADES 'HAVE -TAKE11 THE OATH Twelve Hundred Have Not , Yet' Applied'fpr Electors -Ideas' than 400 of the more than 1,0 who. will be made voters had appeared before -the selectmen up' to noon to day. ,The-' first voter to be made was LAfivette Evans, an employe of; the city surveyor's office, ..living in Beech- mont avenue, ine reiecunen wci? u session today from o'clock" this - morning until 5 o'clock this afternoon. There are only two women on, the lists of those to be" made voters this 'year. They are Mary B. Warner and Mary Whiting, both living' at 81 Broad street. - Neither had applied to be made 1 yoters vtsp to- noon today, but half a dozen women vasiteo tne- omcei of the registrars of. voters in the Ma sonic Temple under the impression that, they might be made voters. They had Hied io applications, therefore trie selectmen could not administer the electors oath. s , Women are entitled : to- vote , for members of the board of education. The selectmen will be in session again on -Monday during the same hours and in the same place. No new names - will be -added to the lists after- Mon day. - Those who. are not already vot ers, and who are entitled to be made must present themselves before Ave o'clock Monday afternoon. ' The selectmen will not be in session "after & o'clock Monday nor Tuesday t aM baa been -reported. There will be no evening sessions .of. the selectmen this year. ; - :" ' ' ' Undertaker Says , ; Bridgeport Cops : V Are "Fresh Guys' Because James J. Brennan, an un Aertaker at 174 Meadow --reet, -New Haven, forgot to light Tils automobila tail Rght shortly after sundown last evening, he was called "a fresh guy - and told c that "he ; ought . to be pinched. This happened when he met Policeman Patrick Lynch doing ' traffic duty at Main and Him streets Brennan retaliated . -with the result that he was arrested. . i In the city court this morning Bren nan Informed Judge Frank L- Wilder ' that the Bridgeport police- are "about the' freshest bunch of coppers he had ever met. He then told the court that he had . invited arrest and that he - had d,rr'en Policeman Lynch' to headquarters in his machine. , Judge Wilder told the Elm City un dertaker that he had been very con siderate and for that reason he would be lenient. He then placed a One of t and cowta on Brennan, - which the latter paid, uttering, many .uncompl! mn3tary remarks concerning the local police department. ADAMS EXPRESS DRIVER IS HELIf FOR BIG THEFTS Allege James Hale Stole $4,- 000 Worth of Goods From ' Company Depot. POLICE INVESTIGATE MANY. OTHER LOSSES Think Valuable Goods Have Been Hidden With Inten tion of Sellin ..James A;. Hale a driver Jn, the em ploy of the Adams Express? Co room- ing.at the Royal hotel. Was arraigned before Judge Wilder in the city court today, charged with vthe theft, of ex press shipments to the value of $4,000 from the railroad 'station platform. Hale is a typical .Texas ranger, hail ing from f the section' known as the "Panhandle.' He has scars of bullet wounds in his back. When arraigned in the cify court todajshe wore the ranger's regalia, with leggings, a ban-' danna handkerchief and khaki cloth ing. He resembles ' Charles Davis Conn,- the bank burglar from .Hot Springs," Ark.. apprehended here a. few months ago. . 1 (Hale has been in the employ' of the Adams Express Co. as a driver for the last three months. Goods to the value of more . than $5,000, which were officially checked as having left the depot for local shipment, have failed to reach ' their destination. Detectives had been unable to disover the man ner in vwhich the i articles had' been stolen. " "; Shortly af tenl' 11 o'clock - yesterday morning Policemen, John , Dempsey and Robert Hoffman detected., two longshoremen, rolling two new automo bile . tires down 'union Square. The policemen asked the longshoremen where the- had obtained the ires and they ' were informed . that an express driver had paid, them 25 cents, to- do the Job.' They were brought to police headquarters, '.J..- v . t : The. longshoremen pointed out :Hale as the driver m'entioned by them. . He was taken to. police headquarters and after a severe cross examination la the office pf Capt. George Arnold he confessed to; the many "thefts. He said lie used to bade his wagon to tie. rear piatrorm and loaa iz wit n packages, undetected. vHe ha .already planned to ship them all to Ne York city where he could dispose of them readr- ily. , ' In a search of Hale s sleeping apart ments at the Royal hotel, stolen i ar ticles to the value of more than $4,000 Were located. Among them was a fsuitcase, the , property of one' C. J. Pic.kney. -; When .Hale ' was searched at. police headquarters, he had on . his person a letter of . recommendation for Pickpey, to be used in searching for employment. " 1 It recommended: Pick ney as a first, class mechanic and ah honest ' workman. " It is believed that Hale planned to use, the recommenda tion to procure employing after leav ing, tms city- ' - . It is the belief' of the local .police authorities that many other valuable express goods have been hidden away by . Hale and for the 'purpose' of mak ing a further investigation a continuance.- until October 27 was .granted at the. request of the detective bureau. BROTHERS SHOT BY HOSPITAL GUARDS FOUND HOT GUILTY Attendants Warned to Se- lect Suspects More Dis . ' s , ;crimihatelyf " Guards at St. ; Vincent's hospital were warned, to use more judgment when endeavoring to apprehend sus pected prowlers and. chicken thieves, ay Judge Wilder this morning in -city court, jfhen they appeared in con nection with the cases of Maxwell J. Klrause and Albert Krause of Chestnut Hill road, 'arrested Monday. . The Krause brothers we're return ing td their home in a buggy on that night, wlien ' they noticed '. what : ap peared to be a f ree-f br-all -fight in progress at the rear of the hospital. They drew up their horse; to see the excitement when suddenly-they were attacked by four hospital guards. Albert Krause then whipped up his horse and attempted to .escape - what they feared was an assault on the part of a crowd xt toughs. A volley of 'buckshot followed them and part ht the shot entered the forehead of Al bert. He stopped the horse : and was played under arrest, after re ceiving treatment at the institution. Attorney Hugh J.-. La very, counsel for the Krause brothers, was ready to present five witnesses to prove an alibi for his- clients- but this was un necessary as the reputation-' of both Albert and"; Maxwell Krause stood them in good sfead, and Judge Frank L. Wilder ordered a nolle entered in their case. It is probable that the incident may result in a civil suit. CITIZENS' LEAGUE PLANS . . MEETING OF, RATIFICATION. Henry, Lee. . candidate for mayor, and other nominees on the Citizens' league :tieket,s -wiil be speakers at a ratification meetin'g in Warner Hall at 8 o'clock Monday evening. Pre ceding the meeting there will be . a street parade. . The Wheeler & Wil son band will play and ladies" will be welcome at the meeting. . THE .WEATHER Fair - Uynight. with ... heavy frost; Sunday fair and slightly warmer; I moderate northwest to north wind. WARRENITE LOSES W COMPETITIVE BIDDING; STATl SAVES FQRtP State Highway 'Commission er Bennett's Policy, Re jected By Wilson Admin istration Keeps $12,572 in Treasury. One Small Job Run By State '" Shows Great Saving on Figures Proposed by War ren Bros. Co. Even Under f Spur of Competition. CSpecial to The Farmer) ' " ' Hartford, Oct. 23. The1 State. High way department, has . awarded con tracts for 2O.S00 yards of bituminous, concrete favemeni m North HavenJ There were six biddders, one for War renite, xme" for Amiesite; and four for Topeka specifications . . ' ' The contract is " awarded the Union Paving 'company, which bid 74 cents for a two inch Jbiluminous concrete top, and partly to the ane, company, which bid 70 cents' f r a two inch. top. Warren Bros., who asked $lil4 for a two inch" top, were high bidders. A The cost of building the road, under the lowbid, is $23,000. The high'bid was $35,572. '- I " "The difference between the low and the high' bid is $1 2,572..; -'; , Competition in bituminous concrete pavement has saved more, than $12,- 000, Or 5Q per cent. of the cost, on one small job.. This means'1 that, similar competition in Bridgeport would have saved about $100,00 on the streets, which were , paved with Warrenite, without competition. THREETHOUSAfiD BOSTON FREIGHT HflflDLERS QUIT Boston, Oct, 23 "-Freight handlers of the New York, New Haven & Hart ford and th& -Boston & Albany rail roads joined jthe Boston & Maine rail road employes- ih a strike here- tor day for "an increase in wages and pay for holidays. Union leaders elaimed that. 3,000. men employed by the three roads were out. The New Haven and the Boston & Albany forces went out at noon after Mayor Curley had made an unsuccess ful effort to. bring about an agree ment at a conference of the represen tatives from both, sides. The Boston & Maine declined to take part-in the conferenc on the ground that it could not submit to the. methods adopted by tha men. - The company also claimed that it had 250 new. men at work and that it expected, to have its freight terminals! in normal working condi tion by next .week. . ' . GEN. CARRANZA ACKfl U. S. GREETINGS Washington, Oct. 23 -General Car ranza through his representative here, Elizao Arrendondo, addressed a note to the United States '"and the other American republicswhich have recog nized his , government, expressing his appreciation of their action -In an nouncing that diplomatic representa tives soon wuld be accredited to the Various -countries. General Carranza stated it was the purpose ,ofs his gov ernment to establish -cordial relations with all countries. - f State department officials today ad mitted hearing a rumor from Juarez, attributed tcf Villa Officials," that Felix Diaz , and 4,000 Zapata troops i were menacing Mexico City. It was said at the department that no such num ber' of Zapata' trps had ever been reported before . as in the field and it was' not credited. . . ' "Hello Red" Starts . - Lunch Room Fight i Because Joe Ochs of 22 Brothwell street greeted jDavid" Murphy of 153 Golden Hill street with the salutation of "Hello Red" on entering the Shef field Lunch room on Fairfield avenue last evening a fight ensued. The arrival of the police-terminated the fight and both participants were arrested. In city court this morning thev were each . fined $6. Both are- employes of the . Adams Express Co. as drivers. . W. A. TOMUXSON IS SUED FOB BACK RENT. William A. Tomlinson, prominent in this city-as Ta; vocalist,-has -been sued for $150 by L.' M. Sagal, doing busi ness under the -name of the New. England Advertising ; Co. Tomlinson formerly had a studio in the Sagal building in Fairfield avenue and it is claimed that he owes Sagal $120 for rent. Deputy Sheriff Delia has at tached goods belonging to Tomlinson in the possession of Mr. - and Mrs. Harry P. Krentzman of this city. The suit is returnable to the common pleas court. November 1. IOWLEDGES WILSON'S BROKEN PLEDGE AND HIS FLIMSY APOLOGY I believe that all work, except such as is extremely urgent, should be advertised for, as required by ordinance, and awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, and that the waiver' of the mayor should -not be requested, except in great emergencies. Mayor Wilson in his inaugural message, Dec. 4,. 1912. The mayor then jnaany ' times gave his waiver, to do away with competition in bituminous con crete pavement. Warrenite is patented article. It would do no., good to have bids for 'it." Myor Wilson, excusing -bis violation of pledge. ALLEGED THIEF'S MOTHER HELD FOR HIGH COURT TRIAL Judge Wilder Finds Proba ble Cause in Case of Mrs. Elizabeth Hoad. . Judge Frank L.. Wilder in city court today found probable cause in the case of Mrs. Elizabeth Hoad, alias Rooney, of 356 Congress street, arraigned on the charge of having received - stolen goods, the property of former Police Commissioner G. M. Baldwin and oth ers, from her son Harold, and she was bound over to "the superior court. Bonds were fixed at $800. ( . When arraigned, before Judge Wild er, Mrs. Hoad said that the goods had been shipped to her hous about a wek ago and that she did not Jf now what was in the boxes. She also said that she had Tiot - seen her n for more than three weeks and that she "expected to-demand to learn what was the-contents. of the packages and the manner in which they had been ob tained.'. ' .:' ;: . ":,-'' ". In, searching the Hoad nome yester day afternoon Detective Peter Hall found a blue silk . gowi the property of Mrs. Baldwinhanging in a clothes closet. .This, fact, in the opinion of .the court, proved conclusively that the who is 'alleged : to have robbed -, the probable cause was found in the case of, Mrs. Hoad.. Mrs. Baldwin appeared and identi fied several of the stolen articles that were" found in the Hoad home. Mrs. J. - F, "Andrews of Naugatuck also aP- j-peared and identified $100 worth of dress goods. - rr. HC H. Gordon of Na.ugatuck identified a suit of clothes and a gold dentaj society button stolen from his home in Naugatuck. .- .- In the city court of New Haven yes terday morning a nolje was entered in the case of Hoad, apprehended -as a suspicious character in the Elm City early this week, -and he : was then turned over to the authorities of An sonia. After this charge Is disposed of he will be returned to tjiis , city, where he- will - be' arraiemed on the charge of . burglarizing ;ythe home of George M- Baldwin on? 0olden Hill street. ' : ' . " - '.-; , i; . ; - : f . ".- , Ansonia. Oct. 23 .--Harold Roonev4 who is allftred to haver burglarized the home of William H. JoV, in this city pome time between Sunday; night and "Tuesday morning, was -arraigned in the city court this morninr and bound over to the next term of the P'VPer ior court. New Haven, for trial. Bonds in . the : msc. . wre fixed at $3,00 by Judge P. I Munger which, the ac cused . was unable to furnish and he was later taken, to v the New Haven Jail. - .;- ' ' FIRST SUIT FOR DIVORCE UNDER INSANITY LAW Abbotts, Who Failed in Leg islature, Tries Through r County Court. The first action to be filed vn this county under the new statute which permits a divorce from a person in curably insane, is the suit brought 'by Joseph J. Abbotts of this city against Hepzibah Abbotts of this yjity. -This action has just been filed in, the civil superior- court. Abbotts claims his wife has been incurably, insane since September 5, 1909 and is now in an asylum. He does not give the name of the institution. . Under the old law insanity was not regarded as ai sufficient ground for divorce. At the last session, of the general assembly, however, a new law was passed making, insanity a ground for a decree but stipulating that the person who secured, the divorce must provide, an adequate bond for the care of the mentally unbalanced- defendant. Abbotts asks the superior court to grand him the custody of five minor children. The suit is returnable to the November term. Abbotts at the last session of the assembly out in a special bill asking that b . allowed a divorce but it was rejected y the Judiciary com yv, -t , ' COOL HEADS IN THEATRE PANIC AVERTTRAGEDY Cry of Fire in New Fire proof Structure Stampedes Audience. THREE WOMEN ARE OVERCOME IN RUSH Smoke From Bonfire Nearby Stirs Patron to Give Cry of Warning. The" cry of "Fire!" in the 'West End theatre, . a new and fireproof structure at 1241 State street, last night, precipitated a panic which re suled in the fainting of three women. One was so seriously overcome from the crushing of a large part of the 1,300 men, women and children pres ent at the time that she had to be re moved to her home in an automobile by Manager Nelspn C. Lund. That a loss pf life did not.jresult from the panic is today ascribed ! to the efficient management and the vo cal powers of Henry J. Waters, deputy city auditor, residing at 1166 Fairfield avenue, who was attending the mov ing picture performance with his wife. Mr. Waters, occupying, a seat in the front row of the gallery, seeing the danger below' and about him, vocifer ously appealed to the panic stricken audience, "Sit Down! There is no Danger!" he yelled. TUesa and like quieting admonitions finally had effect. After the' three-women who had fainted -had been revived in the open air, many patrons returned and 'the performance was renewed. .- It was shortly after 9 o'clock last night when the smell of smoke enter ed the theatre through, one of the exits well forward in the theatre. The smoke had issued from a pile of rub bish collected by the nigh" wind that was blowing through a narrow pas sageway -adjoining- the theatre into Which it is belived 'a cigarette may have been carelessly thrown. " Those-in the front row of seats be came uneasy as the volume of smoke Increased and Mr. Lund had sent an usher to ascertain the cause of the smoke, though he felt no uneasiness at the . incident. Suddenly in the darkness that pervaded-the auditorium the. cry v of "Firel".rang from.the throat of some :boy. . . , .,.. ., -. -. It was like an electric sjpt-rk to the powder - train. In , an instant similar cries were being shouted throughout ' the house arid the spec tators were ori their feet.1 '-' The orchestra of. 12, pieces began in strident tones, the playing of "Tip perary" while women shrieked ,and children cried. , For a moment it Was a stampede in the dark, when , with rare presence of mind a theatre at tache turned a switch which . flashed a blaze of light throughout tlje house. , The picture that presented, itself to Mr. Water-was astounding. .Where all had been peapeful a minute be fore there was-' chaos. Boy's were climbing over vacated seats, while in the aisles there was a mad, pushing of women and '- children.- , In this libelee many men displayed a 'coward ice that caused hisses and cries , of .warning from other more cool-headed individuals who tried' to stay the stampeded crowd. . Warning his wife that the building was entirely fireproof,. ; Mr. Waters usea his voice to good advantage, being plainly heard by others -above the din below. It was mot until one woman had fainted in a downstairs aisle and was dragged froni beneath the feet of the people in the aisle, and two had tfeen overcome by the crush for the main doorway, that a semblance of order was restored. Mr. Lund Immediately mounted the stage and assured all that " the fire outside had been extinguished. The majority of the audience returned to their , seats, hearily ashamed of their previous conduct- The performance was continued. ,s So weak was one of the- women who had succumbed that she had to be conveyed to her ' home in an au tomobile provided by the management of the theater. TITANIC SURVIVOR WANTS TO BECOME. CITIZEITOPI. S. After surviving the Titanic disaster Osoar Palmquist of this city deter mined to stay on this side pf the At lantic and became an American citizen so he appeared before Naturalization, Clerk M. J. Flanagan this morning and took out his first citizenship papers. Palmquist said he was in the water six hours before he was rescued and taken aboard the: Carpathian' In Sweden, his native country, he was a 'champion swimmer and his, skill enabled him to keep afloat until help arrived. Palmquist is 30 years old and by trade is a machinist. He lives at 3 8 Poplar street. He testified that he was born in Smaland, Sweden. He first landed in .this country April 18 1912, the date on which the Carpathia reached New York with the Titanic survifors. " Continue Case of . George L. Moshier The case of George L. Moshier, 24 0 Fairfield avenue, held under bonds of $5,000 for trial in. the city court on a charge of manslaughter, was con tinued today for another ,week. -An accident to the car driven by -Moshier caused the death of William Costello, 260 Davenport street, on Ox Hill two mm FLEETS Sm BG3 ATTAGZ Italian, Squadron Joins Bombarding Important City German "JToops Cross Drina River and Bulgarians Troops Capture Two Large Serbian Towns Ber- lin to Take Up Problem of Conserving Food; Paris, Oct. 23 An official communication was given out by; the French ministry this, afternoon, announcing- that the war ships of the entente allies bombarded on Thursday the Bul garian port of Dedeaghatch in the Aegeaii Sea.. The statement said: - . - . "The allies' squadron bombarded the warehouses and wharves at Dedeaghatch on the not fire upon the residential quarters of the city. Besides this the fleet destroyed a number of military posts along the. Bul garian coast." - . Brindisi, Italy, Oct. 23 The Italian squadron is taking part in the blockade and bombardment by the entente allied war ships of the Bulgarian coast in the Aegean Sea, according to a! wireless message received here today. ' Bulgars Capture Serb Towns ' -Berlin, Oct. 23 German troops have crossed the I )riri,t river in northwestern Serbia near Visegrad, driving southward'1 the Sej-liians on the heights according to the official 'statement; issued by German headqifarters. It was' also announced tliati Bulgarian troops have captured the Serbian towns of Negotin and Roglyevo. - '" . ! ;'"'', ' , GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO TAKE CONTROL OF , FOOD SUPPLY JND PRICES THROUGHOUT COUNTRY CITl20SSr'BAHNER FLAPS J5AILY THEM FLOPS DEJECTEDLY Breaks From Mooripgs, Ties Up Traffic and Sets Fire a V To Hotel. -. " Irridiscent in its delicate shadings of red, yellow and blue, the- political banner of the Citizens league flapped gaily in, the.autuinn breezes above Main street, near Wall, this! noon. At flapping-," it proved to be one of -the neatest flappers -that ever graced the main stem, anad drew favorable com ment from paSsersby.' , Then while the admiring crowds were speculating-: as to whether it would ever get in the flapping cham pionship, something happened. A gust of wind started at Seaside park., It was,' no ordinary gust; it was one' of the ' fanciest gusts that ever step ped off the Sounds ' It i gathered speed as it shot" up Main street. At Railroad avenue, it was smashing the speed laws; at 13tate street, it was a vest-pocket cyclone. When it hit the flapping-banner bing! One long," writhing flap, and the banner was .torn from itsvmoor lngs. Within 2 seconds, these "things had happened: ' ' - A shirt-circuited wire had set fire to tho roof of the Arcade hotel. One ' trolley feed wire was torn down, tying up traffic and sending' out a few fancy Vbits of pyrotechnics as it hit contact points. , ! . Two hundred ' political . vt heeases about, the downfall . of . the Citizeiis' Ticket were manufactured and passed around. ' Someone called the fire depart ment, and someone else called the emergency repair department of the Connecticut company. . While the firemen smothered the incipient blaze on the hotel roof, the repair crew made short work of the banner which was draped most, ungracefully over the trolley feed wires.. Last seen,, the banner was being carted away in the Connecticut oompany's team, while hurried calls were being sent out for a special meeting of the Citizens' League banner raising- committee. . RUSSIANS"' TO LAND ' TROOPS I IV BULGARIA London, Oct. 23.- Rumanian' news papers, as. quoted in a despatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Zurich, say that the Russian General Visnoliko asserted: N - . . "In a fortnight at the latest Russian troops will 'land on the Bulgarian coast." - General Visnoliko, who is Emperor Nicholas' adjutant, is now on his way to Serbian headquarters. - ALLIES REPULSE DRIVE " BY BIG TURKISH FORCE Faris, Oct. 23.- The troops of the entente allies on Wednesday repulsed strong Turkish attacks in the Suvla and Kritchia regions on the Gallic poli peninsula, according to a de-r spatch from Mytilene. The Turks are said to have lost heavily. An ar tillery action continues. Two destroy ers entered the straits and bombard- - -onjithK.. - . ' Entente Naval Powers in afternoon of the 21st and did Berlin,, Oct. .23, The, Gcrrnnji federal government, today -decided to assume control of the price and supply of vic tuals throughout Germany., Up to the present .time the state provincial au thorities liad been considered compe tent to handle the food situation .' The German government now con sides it necessary, the Overseas Xews' Agency sab's, to equalize the position of the various' seetionsof the empire as to the distribution and the price of victuals, which are abundant but uni der different conditions in the variouai states and provinces of Germany, .Xew regulations will be made in or der to' avoid differences and to dis tribute food in an equal , manner throughout Germany, thereby assur ing for the poming. months full sup plies at reasonable prices in all dis tricts. ' Conferences are being held by tb government authorities and it is b lieved the conditions of the measuA will be announced in the near future. London, Oct: 23. The Amsterdam correspondent of Reuter's Telegram company says that, acoording to ad ivces from Berlin, the Federal Council ! has forbidden he sale on two days of' each week of supplies consisting of"' meat, ' t ' ' . RUSSIANS CHECK DRIVE OF GERMANS FOR RIGA J London,' Oct. 23. The latest offi cial news from Petrograd gives soma indicatibn that Field Marshal Von Hindenburg's drive toward the Baltio port' of Riga has agam been checked, and that, nearer the center of the . German line, German counter-attacks : have been repulsed. . Fighting on ihe , left bank of the Styr continues, and the' , Russians ' assert that they have ; made further captures of large num- " bers of men. ,In the Caucasus lively ! actions, in which cavalry is taking, an : important part, are recorded. Vienna acknowledges Austrian troops' have retired in Galicia under, the pressure of superior Russian. . forces;. ' , The status of political affairs in tho ; Balkans is. almost equal in interest to ; the military situation. The belief is i growing here that neither Greece nor ; Rumania is likely to enter the war, at least unless the. entente, allies gain ' some decisive state. Greece apparent- ' ly regards this as more Important than the offer of the island of Cyprus, and it is feared in Athens that the allied troops have come too late into the Balkan field. , t Bombardment of the Bulgaria coast by an allied fleet raises hopes in Eng land that the entente powers will not be content with landing troops in Sa loniki but may cause enough of a di version elsewhere to engage a consid erable body of Bulgarian .troops. It is believed here that the 'arrival at the Dardanelles of General Sir Charles Monroe, the new commander of the expeditionary force will be ac companied with renewed military ac tivity on the Gallipoli peninsula. G-oes to Jail For ; ( Stealing Bicycla A sentence of 10' days in ,1ail -w as given Harry Shapiro of New York, ar raigned before Judge Wilder this morning irt .city Court charged with the theft of a bicycle, valued at $10, from John T. Moriarity of 593 Ells worth street, a foreman at the fac tory of the American Graphophone Co. The wheel was stolen from the yard of the factory on Howard ave nu. . -.'-..-. .