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thelf WEATHER FORECAST: Partly Cloudy; Cooler Tonight (Full Report on Page Two.) an Ctme HOME EDITION IV NUMBER 9059. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 20, 1916. PRICE ONE CENT. i GERMAN GUNS SMASH THREE BRITISH TANKS Berlin Reports Destruction of Armored Autos in Utest Drive. RUSS ATTACKS BREAK DOWN Serbian Offensive in Macedonia Halted Fight Continues in Transylvania. BERLIN (via wireless to Say ville), Oct. 20. The largest part of the trenches captured by the British west of the road from Eaucourt l'Abbayc to Le Barque Wednesday was recaptured by the Germans yesterday, it was officially announced today. "During the last great attack, it is only now reported, the British used some of their much-heralded armored automobiles," added tlv. official statement. "Three of the so-called tanks are lying before our lines, destroyed by our artillery, fire. "There was a mutual artillery duel on both sides of the Somme during the rainy weather yesterday. The advances of English detach ments north of Cotircelette and each of Le Sars failed." RUSS 'ATTACKS BREAK DOWN. "On the front of Prince Leopold of Bavaria several Russian counter-attacks befpre the 'positions -we gained north of Svlnlavka. on the Htochod. broke down with heavy losses. South west of Hvlstelulkl, on the west bank of the. Naryuvka, German battalions stormed an Important Russian height, taking- the position with Its adjoining lines and repulsing counter-attacks. The enemy left 14 officers, 2,050 men, and eleven machine guns In our hands. "On Archduke Carl's front, the ene my waH thrown from the summit of ML Rusulul. On the Transylvanlan frontier ridges fighting progresses. Activity on the Dobrudja front Is be coming livelier. "Tho Serbian attack In the Mace donian bend, after temporary suc cesses, has been halted. North of Nldze Planlna and southwest of Dol ran lake partial enemy attacks failed." SERBS PRESS CLOSER TO BASE AT MONASTIR Gain Two Miles Despite Stubborn Resistance. LONDON. Oct. 20.-In the face of stubborn Bulgarian resistance, Serbian troops have pushed two miles north ward In their advanco on the Bulgarian base at Monastir, occupying the vil lage of Velcaelo, It was officially an nounced today. The Forty-fourth and Twenty-eighth Bulgarian Regments, the official Serb Ian statement declares, have been de feated and four machine guns, three field guns, and eighty prisoners taken. The Serbian claims of further suc cesses were flatly contradicted by the German war office this afternoon. The Berlin official statement admitted that the Serbs had made some gains, but declared the new Serbian offensive In the bend of the River Cerna has been checked. Because of the Serbian offensive and the tense situation at Athens, the Balkans held the center of tho war stage today. Fragmentary messages from the Greek capital Indicated that the situation was again more critical, despite severe military measures re ported yesterday. ' On the western front heavy rains con tinued to lmpedo operations throughout yesterday and last night. Tho Germans reported the rccapturo of trenches north of the Sommo from the British, but otherwise French. British, and Ger man war offices agreed there were no developments of Importance. Artillery Active on Whole Somme Front PARIS, Oct. 20. Artillery was most active on the Somme front last night, particularly In tho region of Sallly and Belloy, but there were no Infantry at tacks. It was officially nnnounced today. In, Lorrolno a German surprise party was checker near Besanges. Elsewhero there wore no developments. LONDON, Oct. 20. The Germans heavily bombarded Stuff und Schwaben redoubts north of Thlepval last night, General Halg reported this afternoon. British troop carried out two small raids on enemy trenches hoar Loos. $1,100 RECEIVED FOR CONSCIENCE FUND A contribution of 1,100 to Uncle Sam's conscience fund was announced this mornlnir at the office of the Sec retary of the Treasury. The "gift" to ihn Tr.a.nrv this time came from Brooklyn. N.' Y but cannot be traced nearer than that. Tho shipment con sisted of one 31.000 and one 1100 bill. The accompanying note stated that the sender thought he had taken this sum of money unlawfully, but that he had not Intended to do so, and was making restitution. Ri)m am 2..sot Tlty , wvw kjwch, uy As Lost' by Owners Return Trip of the Deutschland Reported Indefinitely Postponed. AMSTERDAM, Oct. 20. The Ocean Company, owner of the German com merce submarines, consider the sub marine Bremen lost, according to ad vices from Uremen. Thoro Is much grief among families 'of members of the crewj most of whom lived In Bremen. The Deutsch tar.d's return trip to the United States has been Indefinitely postopened, these advtcea stated. AT CLOSE OF TOUR Candidate oh Way to New York Tired, But Full of Opti mism. UTICA, N. Y., Oct. 20. Very tired, but entirely confident. Republican Nominee Hughes Is enroute to New York today fo- five days' rest before starting on the home stretch In his campaigning. The former Justice slept late and frankly was glad that ho was to have a few days' rest. Hughes will arrive In New York' at 2 o'clock this afternoon. He plans to go to the Alitor Hotel at once and will prob ably remain overnight conferring with Chairman Wlllcox as to the progress of the campaign. On Saturday he will go to Montclatr, is. j., to rest until weanesaay. as ten tatlvely arranged, his program contem plates a serins of speeches In New York Htale, beginning In Brooklyn on Wednes day night. From New York State he will swing westward Into Ohio and In diana again. Hughes Is determined to save his thunder fronwnow on and will make only "big" speeches. His wind-up cam paign tour will consist of mass-meetings in large cities. So far as possible, attempt will be made by his managers to avoid the wear and tear of back platform ad dtesssc In small cities, it nan been this demand upon his endurance during trips slnc6 August 0 that has worn the gov ernor down. . Wheat Passes $1.70 Makes New Record Corn Also Makes Big Jump in Chi cago Pit, December Advanc ing Three Points. CHICAGO, Oct. 20 Wheat crossed tho $1.70 mark today for the first time this year, opening up ?. at I1.C9. December wheat went to $1.71!. an hour later. May wheat opened up H, at Jl.Wi. went to Jl.T0i. Corn also made a big Jump, December advancing three points. Thinks Live Wire Is "Firefly" ; Dead Colonel in Greek Army Electro cuted in Long Island Accident. ' NEW YORK, Oct. 20. "It's late for fireflies," said Col. John Frengougls, of the Royal Greek army, as he cm- 'crged from the home of a friend at Roseban, Slaten Island, In the early morning darkness today. And, putlng out his foot, he touched the flicker of light before htm on the ground.. The flicker came from tho tip of on electric wire broken by tho storm. Seventeen hundred volts shot through the man, killing him Instant ly. The colonel was In America on a special mission for King Constantlnc. ROOSEVELT PLANS , TO ANSWER BAKER Will Have "Spicy Comment" to Make at Albuquerque, N. M. AMRILLO, Tex.. Oct. 20 ( Aboard Roosevelt train). Colonel Roosevelt ex pects to havo a few words to say to Secretary Baker next Monday at Al buquerque apropos the War Secretary's comparison of the Carranzn, revolution ' with the American revolution. Roose velt received n telegraphed copy of the Baker speech today and ho Immediately decided to include some "spicy comment on It' 'In his New Mexico address Mon day. He had previously planned to dis cuss only the Mexican situation In both his Phoenix and Albuquerque speeches. The colonel spent all of today working on these two talks and on his addresses at Denver and Chicago, which arc the next objectives In his campaign for Hughes. At Denver he plans to discuss social Injustice and at Chicago he will take, up In detail the economic Issues which he believes are now Important and especially those which he believes will appear after the war and "should have Republican doctors to fix them up." New York's Daily Milk Bill Is (Boosted $24,000 NEW YORK, Or:. .20. Now York paid 124,000 more for Its milk today than it paid yesterday. That's the amount tacked on to the city's dally milk bill by the Bordtn Company to make up tho Increase they were compelled to pay the striking dairy farmers. HUGHES CONFIDENT HUGH THE WEST LI 11 IS THREATENED Capital Faces Famine in Dairy Product Bad Shortage Al ready. PRODUCERS DEMAND MORE Declare They May Even Get Out of Business Entirely Unless Increase Comes. With farmers threatening to call a milk strike, or to give up produc ing milk altogether, unless they get better prices, Washington today is facing a milk famine, according to prominent producers and dairymen. Already there is a serious short age and dealers arc scouring the surrounding country and in many cases offering a premium in an ef fort to get sufficient milk for their trade. One big distributer told a Times reported today that he paid as high as 40 cents a gallon for milk last week. COULDN'T GET MILK. "And even at that we couldn't got the milk wo needed," ho stated. "It Just doesn't seem to be on the market and the farmers don't seem to care whether they produce milk or not.'" In the past, It Is said, dealers have been able to get sufficient milk from New York, Pennsylvania, and other sources In times of shortage. In the Washington .market, to iuuilr tJte'rJ trade, 'but this year, because of a gen eral shortage, no milk Is procurable from these sources. That the farmers supplying the Wash ing n market arc growing anxious over t uatlou developed at a meeting of t in tccutlvc committee of the Mary Ian nd Virginia Milk Producers' Asso elatl yestcrduy. Men representing the porducers of each of tho ten Maryland and Virginia counties shipping milk to Washington reported the sentiment among farmers In their respective communities. They agreed that tho situation Is serious. With the prlco of mill feed and other supplies necessary to the production of milk Increasing each week, the farmers are In a position whero they must get more for their milk or go out of busi ness. It was declared. Producers Lose. Several large producers said that for the last six months they have been producing milk at a serious loss. One shipper from Montgomery coun ty, who owns sixty cows, U said to have advertised the entire lot for sale. This same feeling Is said to exist among most of tho farmers In that locality. "Every Indication points to n further shortage In the milk supply," said ono of the city's leading dairymen today. "As the winter months approach and puiturage grows scarce, necessitating (Continued on Fifth Page.) Cold Wave Is Due To Arrive Tonight Decided Tumble in Temperature Expected by Weather Bureau. Traveling In the wake of the Gulf storm which has Just passed oyer Washington, a cold wave is sweeping northward, and Is due to arrive bene to night, according to the Washington Weather Bureau. Temperatures are ex pected to tako a decided tumble, and In dications uro that when the full force JncrMtWe ft5i WTIUS the season. Unusually low tempera - turcs prevail throughout the Gulf States today, It U stated, -while snow Is falling In the upper Mississippi Valley and the Missouri Valley. , The storm Is centeted today over Chicago and Is accompanied by cold weatner wiucn exiuuun m ir """" th Mlaalnxhinl vnllev y as lexas, wnero ! iriillnir fiout tt'fre rt'OOrted last night High winds uro reported In the unio valley and low temperatures for the tivnnvii 4.u B.. w t.v.... ...... --- - Tlicii, Is no danker of the storm douhllrff Its. tracks and nwoeplng back on Washington, nccqrdlng to wore' - IT. i Frankllnlleld. It is moving 'i a "nrthe.xnti'rly direction and will pass off through Canada. It Is ballot r). Washington will feel the full vfu-cta of the. cold wave to morrow, It Is stated, when the weath er la expected to be fair and snappy. U. S. TOPROBE MILK CONSPIRACY CHARGES Justice Department to Investigate Burke's Accusations. Investigation of charges by Congress- I man Burke of Pennsylvania that the Northern Ohio Dairymen's Organization Is In a price boosting conspiracy, will bo undertaken by tho Justice Depart ment, it was learned toduy. If tho organization proves to be a combination of farmers formed to pro tect their own Interests, It was stated on good authority, however, that the department will be unable to prosecute even if It obtains evidence of a com bination to raise prices, for farmers, as well as labor union men, are exempt under theClayton anti-trust act. MU STOKE INWAHINGTN Vanderlip Urges Railroad Preparedness; Sees Menace In Attacks on Companies Striking Points in Speech By New York Bank Head "We need a moral prepar edness which will uphold the things that are right." "There has not been a new stock issue for new railroad work this year. Your busi ness is without the confi dence of investors. That is a pretty sad outlook for the biggest single business of America." "We have heard some thing recently to the effect that men cannot be subject ed to involuntary servitude. And you can't subject a free dollar to involuntary servi tude." "The United States is suf fering from hardening of the arteries. We have put on our railroads such re strictions that they have not the resiliency to meet the de mands on them." "The politician who will sell his executive judgment for votes that is the mean est sort of selfishness." From today's speech by Frank A. Vanderlip to rail road vxen. Five Taken on Rockefeller Es- tate . and One Leader Is Shot. Nearby. ALL SIX ESCAPED fflO WOMEN CLAIM CONVICTS CAPTURED VOTE IN BALTIMORE OSSININO. N. Y., Oct. So. All of the I UALTIMORC. Md.. Oct. 10. A sec six convicts who escaped from Sing Sing ' ond woman voter from the West, llv nrlunn vonterdnv on a motor truck ute ' inc now In Ualtlmore. has nppllcd back behind the bars today. Alfred Ktelnauer, sentenced to twenty years for robbery, was the lait of .he prisoners to be captured. Ho was sur rounded by guards near the I'c.'Riitlco Hills estate of John D. Rockefeller shortly before noon today and surren dered. Thomas Hyland, a lifer; William Tam many, serving flf teen years for robbery : Frank Lutz. murderer, serving a life term; William Anson, and Maurice Cur tis are the other men who have been captured. Curtis was the first to be taken. He was shot In the abdomen and seriously wounded when he attempted to draw n gun. The next four men were located near tho spot where Curtis was first found. Ono was captured at midnight and tho three others early this morning. , One of tho men captured was found to have (18 on his person Where ho got the money Is a mystery. Preparations had been mnde for a battle with the convicts If necessary. Automobiles carrying guards and guns were hurried from the prison during the night, and guards wero atatlonal all about tho Pocantlco Hills estato of nockefcller. The convicts taken after Curtis was shot were captured without any serious resistance, however, according to re ports from the guards. They showed - "- t. ,""" . guards cloned In on them, but when It came' to a Bhowdown they surrendered, None ot tho mcn capturcd last was nrmP(, armea. 7irj.- ? flimr1 in 4 T fc(..lSf flb A-JM-vn "'-' Be Kept on Border War Department Announces No More Withdrawals Are in . Contemplation. All District National Guard troops now on tho border are duo for a pro longed stay, according to an announce ment made at the War Department to day. It was announced that no more orders recalling troops from tho border ore In contemplation. Such orders probably will be withheld until tho mediation commissioners at Atlantic City reach an agreoment regarding troop with drawals. Tho District National Guard Signal Corps, which wos one of the first Dis trict unlU sent to the border, will be heU on patrol duty until a central nolfcy for the return of the mllltla la decided upon. It Is the present Intention to return the national guard as u whole when the War Department reaches a policy. It was Indicated today the recall of tho guard will be delayed until General Pcrslilng's division Is withdrawn from Mexico, when the work of border patrol will be left entirely to tin regular army. ""fa ."" bbbbK " ' ' sH bbbbbbt - - bbbb hv h- ' .. m HQP -B i bbbbbwIbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbI IbbbbbbbbbH I FRANK A. VANDERLIP, Voters From West Take Res dence and Seek to Qualify for Ballot. for residence preparatory to claiming the right to vote on constitutional grounds next fall, when her year of ntftrnl rntlilMii. luta r.illprt nr.illllfl. ...-.. .,., ..,.,. .. . - . uaiq, -tour uusinrss ii wunoui wie This voter Is Dr. Mildred V est Lor-, confidence of Investors. That Is a pret Ing, a young. Berliner research fel- ty sad outloek for the biggest single low. who Is both student and lee- lurnr at Jdlirm llonldns University. Formerly she lived in Seattle. Wash., where sho was a registered voter. Mm. I.. Oscar Moon, of llolnnd Park, made similar appearance at the Tnwmtn ..mil haimn nnd took out Clt- , Izenshlp panels. Mrs. Moon before I her marriage was a registered voter ! hi Colorado, in.vn ih.iIa formnl ilomaiids In various cities of Massachusetts whero they are now resident that they be regis tered as legal voters. Tho claim Is advanced that having rniuiiii,i ! n li-irnl voter ln one State a woman who moves to another State Iiiib the right to voio in me pinto ui lf tiau1 rAat'lAnfA. lir tlpu rfiatdnnro. The International Woman's Suffrage Association points to sections of tho Federal Constitution which aro al leged to cover the situation. 'Full faith and crodlt shall be giv en In each State to the public acts, recoids, and judicial proceedings of every other State" (Article IV. Section 1) and "the citizens of each State Bhall bo entitled to nil the privileges and Immunities of citizens In the sev eral KtatcH" (Article IV, Section 2) are the passagos quoted. MEN WANTED FOR ARMY AEROPLANES Recruiting Campaign to Be Started in a Few Days. Uncle Sam wants some high fliers. In a few days ho will start a ie crultlng campaign to get aviators where with to man a sizeable Increase In tho nlr service. Already 200 machines have been order ed for use at tho Han Diego army train ing school und tho Mlneolo, U I and Chlcngo mitlonnl guard training sta tions, and another 100 will bo ordered soon. Tho new craft, deslgnea to strengtuen nn nilmllteillv small nnu unaeveiopca branch of the army, will be ot from CA tn OrV lmtanriiMUAi SO to 300 horsepower. ONLY TWO LOST AS ALAUNIA WAS SUNK All Passengers Saved, Says Mes sage to Cunard Line. NEW YORK, Oct. 20. All members of the crew of tho Cunard liner Alaunlo, whloh sank yosterday In the Kngllsh channel after striking a mine, were saved with the exception of two, the New York Cunard office announc ed today. A message was received declaring that all passengera had been landed at Falmouth. The message follows: "All passengers saved. As far as can traco all crew safe except two." ..,.,. nri n.iv MiiPiflent but wlien came ,0 Kenr- money ror BOSTON. Oct OA nw xpciirent k ,h dm t t Tod aimed at obtaining the right of uf. n , ' of the wo,.,j nre ln f'.'Kcu.f0.r w,ime.2j.H whn fmVi? x-oted I" msrket for cspltal at higher rates this State. .Women who hae xotcd . . . . d . ., . in iT.'iiirnriiin. uoioraao. anu uku i INVESTORS' FAITH II LIS SHAKEN, HE ASSERTS "Hardening of Arteries" Has Seized Transportation Sys tem, Banker Declares. REFERS TO ADAMS0N LAW Fails to Discuss Eight-Hour Act in Detail, But Hits at Some Legislation. Setting forth In strong terms the serious condition of the railroads of this country through Investors' lack or commence, Frank A. vanderlip, president of the National City Bank of New York, urged the need of rail road preparedness before the Society of Hallway Financial Officers today. He declared the country needed pre paredness physical. Industrial, rail road, and military. "Above all," he said, "we need a moral preparedness which will up hold the things that are right." "Hardening of Arteries." "Hardening of the arteries," accord ing to Mr. Vanderlip. has attacked the railroads of this country. He said It was a dangerous disease and that the roads would not stand the strain of the demands which would be made In a crisis. Here and thre. In the course of his remarks, Mr. Vanderlip referred cas ually to the new, raiiroaa wage leg islation or Congress, but he did not discuss It In detail. . ., lie emphasized the gravity of the nroblems faclnc the roads In the mes- 1 ent situation, where Investors will not put their money Into the roads ror now construction, and he told the society that the railroad men must develop statesmen among themselves who would think out the remedies needed. He warned them that such things as national Incorporation, getting away from State control, and the like would not meet the need. Nor would public ownership, which, he said, would be a "public tragedy." Warmly Applauded. Introduced by President McICnlght of the society, Mr. Vanderlip was warmly applauded. He went Into railroad finances at once. "There has not been a new stock Issue for new railroad work this year." he said. "Your business Is without the business of America, we heard some I th'ng the other day that men cannot be ' subjected to involuntary servitude. ' "And you can't subject a free dollar I to Involuntary servitude." Tie nolnted nut that 1400.000.000 had , gone Into Industrials In this country In a ycnr onj nothing into roads for new . construction. tre (ad the roads could get loans. Some of Their Troubles. Legislative advances In wages. Gov ernment restrictions, demands of the public for lower and lower rates, these things were among tho troubles be setting tho roads, 42.0C0 miles of which are In hands of receivers, he said. He alluded to a letter from Thornton, tho Kncllsh railway expert, saying the Germans failed to get to Paris because (Continued on Page Fourteen.) Burglars Ransack Berwyn Postoffice Money and Stamps Were at Home of Postmistress Loot Is Few Cents. The postoffice at Berwyn, Md., wus entered by burglars last night. The robbers, however, found only a few cents lh change. Miss Nelllo Smith, postmistress, tal.cs nil money and stamps home each night, nd there was little In the cash drawer. Miss Smith discovered that Uie post office had been ransacked when she opened for business this morning. Robbers also entered the store of O. P. Blckford, but obtained no booty. Constable Alfred Lewis observed a strange mun loitering In front ot tho store of Fred Feefauver last night. An attempt was made to enter tne ; Baltimore and Ohio railroad stalon at ' . n ll. m-nttsvllle last nleht Several houses In this neighborhood have been ransacked during the past week, and town and county offlceru arfl investigating. STEAMER IS TOWING ARRAPAHOE TO PORT Passengers Remain Aboard Crip pled Clyde Liner. NORFOLK, Oct. ,20.' The steamer Coa molH today took the rudderless Clyde liner Arrapahoo, New York bound, In tow, with tho coast guard cutter Semi nole acting as a , rudder. Passengers remained aboard the ship, which waa crippled yesterday off Cape Lookout. The weather Is still thick and seas high. MUH BAG IIS 10 JUMP ON WILSON CAR Police Say Satchel of Pitts burgher Contained Knife and Chisels. DID NOT LIKE POLICIES President Rid'ng in Automobile Through City When Accident Occurs. PITTSBURGH; Pa., Oct. 20. During the President's ride about Pittsburgh today a man carrying a black satchel made determined efforts to jump on the running board of the President's car. He was finally overpowered and hustled off to a station house by policemen. At the station house the man gave the name of Richard Cullen. He is a Pittsburgher, twenty-two years old. When questioned he said that he was dissatisfied with the President's handling of Euro pean affairs, but did not admit that he intended to attack tho President. In the satchel, the police say, was found a long-bladed knife and several chisels. The clasp of the satchel was unfastened. WILSON MEETS BRYAN Wilson received a great reception from the residents of the Smoky City on n!s arrival here. He was met at the trnln by a tremendous crowd, and his roulu uptown was marked by continuous dem onstiatlons. William J. Bryan met the President at the train and shook htnds with him for the first time In months. Bryan rode with the President In his automo bile trip through the parks. The meet ing of the President and his former Sec retary of Stuto was an unexpected onp. Bryan, en route to Johnstown, reached here from the West forty minutes late and missed his train for Johnstown. M. P. Hailed Before LondonPof ice Judge Joseph King Charged With Violat ing Defense of Realm Act by Letter to U. S. IX)NDON. Oct. :o.-Joseph King, member of the British Parliament, to day appeared In Bow street police court, charged with violating the de fense of the realm act, in unlawfully transmitting Information. King, the crown charged, sent to the United States n report that German aeroplanes had ilestioyed a hu ;o quan tity of ammunl'lon belonging to the al lies, valued at 1.000,000. This Informa tion, was alleged to have been con tained In ,a letter tho Parliament mem ber wrote to George Italfalowlch, of E3 West Thirty-ninth street, New York, and which subsequently wuh published In tho New York Times on September 2. BAYONNE OILSTRIKE CALLED OFF TODAY Workmen Return to Plant on Prom ise of Conciliators. BAYONNK. N. J., Oct. 20. The oil workers' strike that resulted In the kill ing of tlireo persons, the wounding of thirty, and spread a reign of terror throughout Bayonne, ended today. Tho majority of the men went back to work under promise of John Moffltt nnd John A. Smyth. Investigators for tho Dcpaitment of Labor, to remain hero and continue efforts m obtain nn in- creuso In puy. Those who did not re turn today are expected to appear at the plants tomorrow or Monday. 3,241 TREES PLANTED ON DISTRICT STREETS Superintendent Lanham .Reports on Operations of His Bureau. A totul of 3,241 young trees were planted In the streets of the District during the fiscal year ended June 30, according to the annual report of True man Lanham, superintendent of treei and parkings, submitted to tho Com missioners today. Two thousand nnd ninety-six troes were removed for various reasons. Nine hundred and four weie dead, de cayed and dangerous, while 402 were of Inferior and condemned verities. One hundred and fifty-two wero destroyed by accidents and storms, and the re mainder were removed to make way for Improvements of various kinds. Tho District nurseries, the' report states, arc well stocked with treca ot all varieties considered best for street planting. License Chills Love. BOSTON, Oct. 20. As a surprise to his prospective bride, "Dr. Raymond Bonelll took out a marriage license be fore he popped tho question. The lady heard about It and now refuses to marry him.