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REBELS UNDER VILLA TAKE SAN PEDRO U. S. Warships Which May Open Tire on Mexican Coast Cities MCflJTER & CO. MEMBERS NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE Represented by E- W. UDHf. New Britain Nat Bank TtUe, T9L lit STANLEY RULE & LEVEL CO. NEW BRITAIN TRUST CO. UNION MANUFACTURING CO. STANLEY WORKS Heavy Toll is Reported in Six Day Engagement. NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1914. v Juarez, Mex., Ajpril 15. The defeat bi the combined federal forces by the rebels at San Pedro de los Colonias, State 'of Coahuila, with federal losses estimated at 2,800 killed and wounded and 700 prisoners and a rebel loss re ported at 650 killed and woundted was, it is pointed out here, the culmination of the battle of Torreon, which began frn March 21. v When General Velasco, the federal general in chief, evacuated Torreon April 2, his army was practically in tact and the retreat enabled him to join- the reinforcements which had failed to reach him at Torreon, and to . that extent the evacuation was a successful maneuver. In any event Velasco after his re ' treat was much stronger and more dangerous than before, for at San Pedro he had with him the columns of Generals De Moure, Argumendo, Catnpa, Mariano, Ruiz, Hidalgo, and Maas, a total of twelve or fourteen thousand troops. Six Day Engagement, ".-"while 'desultory : fighting began al . most as soon as the federals left Tor reon, Villa gives the duration of the battle proper six days, culminating with the flight of the federals last -Monday. General Villa in his official report his chief, ended with the remark: "My only regret is that 500 of my troops were wounded in today's (Monday) assault. I hope that the great sacrifice of human blood will be for the welfare of our country." The success of General Villa and his men in driving back the forces which had re-enforced the retreating Torreon garrison under command of the federal General Velasco was re garded here as the final struggle for the complete possession of Torreon and the hewing of a way through the canon country toward the capital qf the nation. Madero Houses Burned. Chihuahua, Mex., April 15. A brief supplementary report of the bat tle of San Pedro received by General Carranza last night from General Villa says that all houses belonging to the Madero family in San Pedro were burned by the federals. The rebels are reported to have captured railroad trains, eleven cannon, a thou sand rifles and considerable ammuni tion. - V Carranza Preparing Report. General Carranza having received a full report of press dispatches bear ing on the Tampico incident, was pre paring one, but it avoided direct ref erence to the complication and left inquirers to draw what inferences . they might from a declaration that the revolution must continue to the end. '"' f.V.SIREEIER HEADS I "VETS" MECTICU (Continued From First Page.) France and foremost families in England. vi Here Several Years. , New Britain has been Mr. Streeter's home town for the past eight years and he has built up quite a success ful piano business, being, regarded as one of the best piano tuners in this section of the country. He is a Mason, belonging to a Masonic lodge in Kalamazoo, and also belongs to several other fraternal organizations, among which is New Britain council, O. U. A. : M. He is now serving his second term as commander of Stan ley Post. HUERTA MUST SALUTE STARS AND STRIPES Continued from First Page.) Ii.st night, was received at the navy department today: "No new devel opment at Tampico. Constitutional ists have retired, from the vicinity Business resumed and refugees re turned. Mexican gunboats Progreso and Zarsagoza have left Tampico" -VST. JOSEPH'S CONFTRJIATTON. I The adult confirmation class of St. Joseph's church will meet at 7:30 o'clock this evening in the parish hall. As there is to be but one more meeting before the conferring of the sacrament, a full attendance is re quested. A class of thirty members will be confirmed by Bishop J. J. Ni lan at 3:30 P. M., Sunday, April 26. TOO tiATK FOR CLASSIFICATION". WANTED At once, carriage painter, steady work and good pay. Frank Richardson's Carriage Shop, 510 Shuttle Meadow avenue. 4-15-d2x TO RENT-. Four room tenement, all modern improvements at 275 South Main r street.,' Inquire , 281 South Main street. V 4-15-6d v.' !,. y- ' Hv . 8 nr r 4r " ' ' s - -r '3 ' jl M fSL &rt ' ' ' 1H' ; 71J5 r W Wl pij ifc Jill Nrrgi.i. a-HARBOR FRONT AT VERA CRUZ. g-OS.S.POLRHtN -noTWES,. Vera Cruz, April 15. General Gus tavo Maas, the federal commander at Vera Cruz, states that the Mexican government had ordered General Morelos Zaragoza not to accede to Rear Admiral Mayo's demand that the American flag should te saluted within twenty-four hours. The de mand was the result of the arrest of a detachment from the Dolphin at Tampicol General Maas and the Mex ican government considered that such a step would be highly derogatory to national dignity and . was . also un called for, as absolutely no insult, had been offered to the American flag. It is understood that if the salute is not made Rear Admiral Mayo will be allowed to enforce his demand eith er on one of the federal gunboats, wh&h are now covered by the guns of the Dolphin, Des Moines and the Chester, or in his discretion he may order these craft to shell the federal barracks at Tampico. The situation here is grave and it is possible that a bombardment of Tampico by our warships will be followed by an at' tack on Vera Cruz by the American fleet. COPPER PRODUCERS -ilONOR BROOKER Ansonia Man Tendered an Impressive Banquet at Sherry's Bronze Statue Presented to . Him. New York, April 15.' A large and impressive banquet was given at Sherry's last night by the Copper Producers of America, in honor of Hon. Charles F. Brooker, president of the Ansonia Brass company. It was in celebration of the completion of Mr. Brooker' s fiftieth year in the copper trade. There were about one hundred and fifty gentlemen in at tendance, including many representa tive citizens of New York. Cable messages were received from all of the important copper men of Europe, and speeches were made by John B. Ryan, president of the Amalgamated Copper company, who presided; Mr. Brooker, the guest of honor; Colonel R. ar. Thompson W. A. Ryan, former United States sen ator; Colonel Livermore of the Cal umet and Hecla company; Howard Elliott, chairman of the board of directors of the New York, New Ha ven and Hartford railroad company; C. C. Coffin, president of the General- Electri company and Melville E. Stone. A beautiful bronze statute symbol izing "Courage," was presented to Mr. Brooker. Deaths and Funerals. I VINCENT ASTOR ILL AT FIANCEE'S HOME I Miss Katliryn Stanton. The funeral of Miss kathryn Stan tn, who died in New York Monday, wtU be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from the home of her parents j at 137 Farmington avenue. Services will be held at 9:30 o'clock from St. Mary's church. Interment will be in old Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Marie Lwger. Funeral services for Mrs. Marie L.uger were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. M. W. Gaudian officiating. Interment was in Fairview cemetery. PRESENT HOME PREFERRED. HELD FOR PERJURY. John Ii. Somers of Bridgeport Placed Under $1,000 Bail For Trial. New Haven, April 15. John J.-. Somers, a business man of Bridge port, was presented before Judge Cui tis in the superior court today on a bench warrant charged in two counts with subordination of perjury grow ing out of statements made in th'i j automobile accident in which he held charged with manslaughter. By advice of his attorney, ,Mi. Klein, Somers pleaded not guilty and was held in $1,000 for trial. Bonds were provided by George W. "Warner of Bridgeport. Yesterday a demurrer to the issuing of the warrant wa.'i overruled. , Union League of New Haven "Votes Not to Sell Cliapcl Street Property. New Haven, Conn., April 15. Af ter all, the members of the Union league thought that a comfortable home on a main street with windows which gave a view of people passing to and fro was much more preferable to a new home on a 'side street, and the vote taken last night to sell the property which adjoins the Hyperion theater in Chapel street, to buy or lease new quarters in College street, was a contrary one. A firm of merchants in Hartford had made an offer for the clubhouse which with an adjacent apartment house would, have been turned , into a department store- The Union league may remodel its clubhouse although the matter rests with a committee. The contention is still strong that the property is growing too valuable for a clubhouse. Young Financier . Suffering From Acute Congestion of the Right Liung. Condition Favorable. New York, April 15. Vincent Astor had a restful night and was much improved this morning, according to announcement made at the country home of his fiancee, Miss Helen Dins more Huntington. Physicians were in conference during the morning, and it was said a formal statement might be issued later. Vincent Astor became suddenly ill Monday at the Hopeland House, Staatsburg, N. Y., the home of his fiancee. Miss Helen Dinsmore Hunt ington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Huntington. Mr. Astor's illness was diagnosed as acute congestion of the right lung, resulting from a severe cold which he contracted last week aboard his yacht, the Noma, on a trip to Bris tol, R. I., to inspect a yacht being built there as a possible defender of the America's cup. HAYES RELEASED. JAIL AND REFORMATORY. CHARGED WITH MURDER. Domenico Pergolesi Will Be Held For Death of Charles Gueri. 1 Hartford, April 15. Prosecuting Attorney Sidney E. Clarke of the po lice court said today that a charge of murder will be made against Domenico Pergolesi because of the death in St. Francis hospital of Charles Gueri, from knife wounds al leged to have been made by Pergoleri Saturday night. Pergolesi is under ar rest and has been held pending the result of Gueri's wounds. v Mrs. Gueri is also in bad shape from a cutting alleged to have been done by Pergolesi. New Haven Prisoners Sentenced By Judge Curtis For Forgery and Theft. New Haven, April 15. Frederick H. Weidlog of Shelton was given a year in jail today, for passing bad checks.. In the same court, Jydge Curtis sent Terrance Young, a young bright looking chauffeur, to Cheshire reformatory for stealing a pocketbooit in which there was money and a dia mond ring, from Mrs. Ellen Green who employed him. The pocketbook was left in the car. He took the money and says he burned the pock etbook and did not know it contained the ring. Coroner Makepeace Holds Michael Leary Responsible For Child's Death. WaterburS", Conti., April 15. Deputy Coroner Walter D. Makeipeace today ordered the release from., cus tody of Motorman William J. Hayes who was breaking in a new motor man, Michael Leary, on the East Main street car which yesterday struck and killed Gertrude Carrington, six. The deputy coroner ordered that Leary, who was operating the car at the time of the accident, be detained in custody for the present. The in vestigation is not 5ret completedi COUPLE MARRIED TWICE. RECEIVERS FHiE REPORT. $11,206 on Hand In Windsor Locks Savings Bank According to Statement. ; Hartford, April 15. The receivers of the Windsor Locks Savings bank, j Fred P. Holt and Norris S- Lippitt, j have filed their semi-annual report in the superior court. It shows $11,206 on hand. Dividends paid to depositors during the six months ag gregated $165. Total disbursements for the period, including settlement of a suit for $1,595 totalled $1,999. There was re ceived October 1, 1913, about $6,000. I Priest and Minister Perform Wedding Ceremonies in Hartford. Hartford, Conn., April 15. In order to satisfy religious scruples of both parties Laura Dixon and Raymond Hvland of East Hartford, took the unusual course of having their mar rlage knot tied by two clergymen of differing faiths in as many wedding ceremonies. It is the first case of the kind recalled here in late years. The groom is a Catholic and the bride a Protestant. The clergymen were the Rev. Dennis P. Hurley of St. Mary's and the Rev. Dr. M. P. Snyder, Con gregationalist,. East Hartford. Father Hurley will make return to the town clerk. STIELMAN COMMITS SUICIDE. Bristol, Conn., April 15. Enos Stielman, aged twenty-eight, de spondent because of lack of employ ment, killed himself this afternoon by taking poison. He was a core maker at Sessions foundry. Besides his widow he leaves his parents, and brother and sisters who reside here. H. O. P. for Spring 1914 STYLES. The best that European and Amer ican ingenuity, effort and money can produce. FABRICS. The best that European and Amer ican mills produce. Many of our patterns are exclusive. WORKMANSHIP. As always, we guarantee perfect tailoring and have had many new touches of refinement added to the finish. LINES. Fit means with us that the lines are so scientifically graded that the silhouette is emphasized. VALUES. We give you better quality for the money than elsewhere. We don't claim to be cheap. We are not! We are less expensive. FACILITIES. We have the facilities to do big business, and we expect to do it. STOCK. Customers know that desirable merchandise can always be obtained from us. FINANCIAL NEWS (5 411 iiuMaiJAin. crim HARTFORD. Suits for fitout Women n Specialty. City Items Eagles' carnival, April 11 to 20. advt. E. O. Kilbourne has sold land on Cottage place to Paul Lawless. Spring Wall Papers. A. P. Marsh, 38 Main street. advt. Elijah Rogers has transferred land and buildings on East street to Wil iam E. Harper. Miss Essie Pickup of this city, has returned from a week's visit in Swampscott, Mass. New Britain nest, Order of Owls, will hold their regular meeting to morrow evening at 8 o'clock in G. A. R. hall. A arge attendance is re quested. The annual report of Dr. George T. Crowley, inspector of milk, food and meat, will be presented to the common council tonight. Eagles' carnival, April 11 to 20.- advt. RECESSIONS LIMITED TO SMALL FRACTIONS Westinghouse 2 Ex-dividend IV per cent. HENRY SIMMONS SUCCUMBS. Veteran of Civil War Was Prominent Member of G. A. R. Hartford, April 15. Henry E. Sim mons, veteran of the Civil war and member of Robert O. Tyler post, G. A. R., of wliich he was long adjutant, died at the Hartford hospital today in his eighty-first year. Mr. Simmons was a native of Woonsocket, R. I., and served from Sept.' 17, 1862 to July 13, 1863, in the Eleventh Rhode Island Volunteers. Afterwards he was in charge of Freedman's Schools on Arlington Heights, Virginia, remaining until 1866. For twenty-four years he was in the service of the American Tract society. He had lived in Hartford eight years. In 1912 he was an aide on the staff of the commander-in-chief of the national G. A. R., and was prominent in the state G. A. R. department. CASE IN SUPREME COURT. Bridgeport, Conn., April 15. The case of the state of Connecticut ex rel James McDermott vs. J ohn W. Wilkinson, et al., selectman of Orange, a contest involving the right of James McDermott, an ex-fire en gineer in Orange to be reinstated in office from which he was discharged by the selectmen, was argued before the supreme court today. BUTT MEMORIAL DEDICATED. Augusta, Ga., April 15. Simple but impressive exercises attended the dedication here today of the Butt memorial bridge, erected as a tribute to the memory of the late Archibald Willingham Butt, aide to former Presidents Taft and Roosevelt, who perished in the Titanic disaster on April 14, 1912. . PAINTER TAKES POISON. Bridgeport, Conn., April 15 George P. Lynch, aged 63, a painter and decorator, drank poison at his homo here late yesterday, and then went to another room and bade his wife and sen good bye, dying in a few minutes. Ill health and business worry are given as the cause. WIGIITMAN RESIGNS. Hartford, . April 15. Clifford S. Wightman of Stafford Springs has re signed his position as assistant clerk in the state treasurer's office. He has held the place since 1907. A salary of $1,600 is attached. Disturbed Conditions in Mexico AIM Market Trade. Will Street, 10:45 a. m. The bears attempted at the opening of the stock market today to bring about a re sumption of yesterday's decline. Stocks were supplied freely,' and first prices as a rule were lower. With a few exceptions, however, recessions were limited to small fractions. The market soon hardened. Canadian Pac ific rose a point. Disturbed condi tions in Mexico were reflected In weakness of stocks of corporations with interests there. Mexican Petrol eum lost two points and Smelting one. Close The market closed steady. Speculative interest converged on the city bond sale, and little influence was exerted by a drive against Lehigh Valley, which lost 1 5-8. The following quotations are fur nished by G. Edward Graff, stock broker. National Bank building. N. Gilftllan, local manager: F. Alaska ..... A C Oil Am Can . . . Am Can pfd. American Ice Amal Copper Am Car & F Am Loco Co . . . Am Smelt & R Am T & T... com Co High 25K 41 284 89 28 73 49 32 66 120 Anaconda 34 Atch T & S Fe. Bait & O Beth Steel Brook Rap Tran. Can Pac Cen Leather Chino Copper ... . 96 U . 88 . 39 . 91 .200 35 . 40 U Ohio 52 Ches & Chi Mil & St P.. Chi R I & P Chi R I & P pfd Colo F & I Den R G ....... . Del & H C Co Distillers Sec- Erie Erld 1st pfd. Great North Interborough 984 3 5y3 . 29 . 12 .150 . 16 . 28 . 44 pfd. .122 turn, j. ' Interborough pfd.. 60 Kan So 24 Lehigh Val 144 Louis & Nash .... 135 M K & T ....... 15 Missouri Pac .... 24 Nat Lead 46 N Y C & H ..... . 89 N Y N H & H . .-. 67 N Y O & W 26 Nevada Con ..... 15 North Pac 110 Norf & W 103 Pacific Mail 23 Penn R R 110 People's Gas 121 Ry Spgs 26 Reading 164 Repub Steel 22 Repub Steel pfd .. 83 South Pac 92 Scuth Rail com .. 24 South Rail pfd ... 80 Sugar Ref Co ....100 Tenn Copper ..... 33 Third Ave 42 Union Pac 156 U. S. Rubber 57 U S Steel com .. 58 Utah Copper .... 54 V C 28 Wabash pfd ....... 4 Western Union ... 62 April Low 24 41 27 89 28 73 49 31 66 119 33 95 88 38 91 199 34 39 51 97 3 5 28 12 150 16 27 44 121 14 60 24 141 134 15 23 46 88 66 26 15 109 103 22 109 121 26 163 83 91 24 79 99 33 42 164 57 57 54 28 4 61 15. Close 25 41 27 89 28 73 49 31 66 120 33 95 88 38 91 199 34 40 51 97 3 5 29 12 150 16 28 44 121 14 60 24 142 135 15 24 46 88 67 26 15 109 103 22 110 121 26 163 22 83 91 24 79 100 33 42 155 67 B8 54 28 4 62 HARTFORD STOCK EXCHANGE REPORT The following quotations are fur nished by Parkinson & Burr, mem berg of Boston and New York Stock Exchanges, 73 Pearl street, Hertford: Manufacturing Companies. Bid. Aked. Adams Express Co . . . . 93 105 Aetna Nut Co -7 Am Brass Co ......... 142 Am Hosiery Co 206 Am Hardware Co ..... 125 Am Thread Co pfd ... 4 5 Billings & Spencer Co. 49 Bristol Brass Co ...... 29 40 Broad Brook Co ...... 15 18 C, L & B Co 150 Collins Co .210 Colts Arms Co 197 Eagle Lock Co ....... 49 Farm'ton Riv Pow Co 52 Hfd Carpet Co pfd .... Hfd Carpet Co com... Hfd Elec Light Co.... Hfd City Gas Lt Co pfd. Hfd City Gas Lt Co com Holyoke Wat Pow Co.. International Silver pfd. International Silver com Johns-Pratt Co ...... L, F & C J R Montgomery Co . . N B Machine Co ! New Departure pfd.... New Departure com... N E Cotton Yarn pfd . . N E Cotton Yarn com. National Machine Co . . Peck, Stow & Wilcox... 117 113 275 48 65 415 110 315 54 80 59 105 123 26 Plimpton Mfg Co 115 Pope Mfg Co pfd ..... Pope Mfg Co com .... Pratt & Whitney pfd.. Smyth Mfg Co Standard Screw Co pfd. Standard Screw Co com Stanley Rule & Level Co Stanley Works Swift & Co Taylor & .Fenn Co Torrington o Torrington Co Traut & Hine Union Mfg Co U S Envelope Co pfd.. U S Envelope Co com. L .... a pfd, com .... 10 2 225 130 58 410 62 106 165 28 29 102 135 19 56 115 50 68 120 100 56 62 106, 124 70 25 15 27 15 4 230 181 90 6S 430 53 107 30 52 60 104 140 Fire Insurance Companies. Aetna Fire 348 346 Conn ire 350 Hartford Fire 720 735 400 368 382 74 Hfd Steam Boiler National Fire Phoenix Fire Standard Fire Life and Indemnity Insurance Companies. Aetna Life 512 Aetna Accident and Lia bility "... Conn General Lif e . . . . 520 Travelers 666 375 385 76 520 366 572 POLICE SHAKE-UP. We Offer: 10 Am. Hdw. Corp. 15 New Britain Men. Co. 15 Union Mfg. Co. 10 Landers, Frary & Clark. Orders ou the Boston and Net York Stock ExchsngM Executed. PARKINSON and BURR Members BOSTQV ND Stock cttn NEW YOItKB,cb'ntH Represented by E. 8. BALLARD. TS Pear! Street. Tel. Charter 693. HARTFORD. New Haven Department Has Tlirc New Captains on Duty. f New Haven, Conn., April 15. This was moving day for captains and er-, geants in the police department. At. Howard avenue station, newly ap-, pointed Captain Fred Hunt took a. glimpse of the . Interior of his office , sniffed a .few times and "remarked: "This Is like a conservatory." The , officers of the station and friends had , lavishly adorned the place with; flowers. Captain James P. Brewer, who ha4, been forty-seven years on the force, and has retired, was presented with a diamond pin. The gift has such a sparkle and the stone Is so generoun in size that the veteran will have to watch out when in a crowd lest llffht finger man "lift" it when he Is not looking. Three new captains went on duty In place of veterans, and nine sergeants were shifted. . . . ' . SUMMER COTTAGES BURNED. Shelton, Conn., April 16. Wood fires at Reeky Rest above here last night destroyed a cottage of Mr. Grot er, and damaged another belonging to Mrs Walters. A pavilion was part ly burned. Other cottages in the summer colony were In danger for a time but women and boys of the neighborhood saved them. YALE MEN FRIGHTENED. New Haven, April 15. The hearts of Yale men here fluttered today when they heard the Are department called to the Graduates club. For tunately the fire was a trivial one I the kitchen. Me niters cf the Kcw York Consolidaled . Stock Exchange G. EDW. GRAFF Win. E. Silnsore Special. No. 1 Wall St., New York. Members of ths Cbicago icard of Trade The only Stock Brokerage house In New Britain with ticker service and direct telegraphic connection with New York and Chicago F. II. GILFILLAII, LOCAL I.UIIAGER. TELEPHONE 1006, 4th Floor, National Bank Building. New Britain, Conn.