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EW?'BR:TAIN' 8, 1915.
V, STREMLAU TALKS ON 8-HOUR DAY ; .- . "Rapidly Nearing Goal States C. F. L. President-Legislation Review I ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' New Haven, Sept. 8. "We are to day nearer the goal of the ambition of the trade union movement for a shorter work-day," said Julius Strem lau, president of the Connecticut Fed ; eration of Labor, in his annual ad dress to the delegates today, shortly after the second day's session opened. "At least we can see that there is (a dawning of the eight hour day for employes in industries" he added amid enthusiasm., J President Stremlau's. Report. : President Stremlau spoke in part as . follows; , ' To the officers and delegates of the Thirtieth Annual Convention of the Connectictu Federation of Labor: Fellow Trade Unionists: - It is with pleasure that I submit y . to the Thirtieth Annual Convention a f brief report as President of the Con I snecticut State Branch of the A. F. of L. - We are again assembled for tho purpose of discussing and perfecting f plans for our future. Bach year brings for the trade union . movement new tests and new problems and the ' year just closed has not been without its hardship and its disappointments 'and yet not discouraging, for the past year with its severe trials has passed and we have not lost in strength, in fluence: or organization, in fact, the past year has been one of most grat ifying, progress and steady growth for the trade union movement in Con necticut and the Federation has shared in the progress. While we have not secured quite as many lo cals in, affiliation as we did last year or. as we had hoped for, nevertheless Y a. .steady, gam has been maae ana tne J . Federation is today larger and 'of I .' greater influence than ever before. 3r t : a j x. j a j .. n j. ... ac is oi tne greatest importance mat you, the delegates to this 1915 con vention came to its session fully aware of the great responsibility, and duty .which rests upon, you, that you came ready , to consider and decide all mat ters purely an wholly from the Standpoint of . human welfare. Let . all things ba done in' the spirit that will make this gathering one that will inspire new courage and love for hu manity and prepare for . still more glorious success for the trade union movement. , , --In. dealing .with this phase of our work' I ; shall not attempt to discuss in , detail , our action , in the General Assembly. I . purpose . to .direct your attention only to such issue, as are most urgent and fundamental. , From -the beginning of the session of the General Assembly we realized that our fight would., be an up-hill one. - Our first disappointment was the make-up of the committees. We had hoped that the committee on la bor, would - be selected of men that . were interested in the bills that come : before, that committee, or ,at least, of men, coming from industrial cen ters that would be sufficiently in touch with laboring ' interests to impartially judge the merits of the bills intro duced in behalf of labor. The com mittee, with the exception of Hon: Martin Gorman of Danbury, was . made up of men coming from districts wher there was little or no chance for them to understand the labor problem. : ; Tothis committee the majority of . tine measures that we were interested in were referred so. The hearing on I a number of bills that had been in- troduced, dealing with the , shorter , ', work day that is so much desired, j?was well attended. Our case was K well presented by many members of 'organized labor especially the Textile Organization showed up well and put up a convincing plea for the shorter work -day, as wen as tne ladies of the Connecticut Woman's Suffrage As sociation and Professor Willard C. Fisher, but all in vain, as the commits tee reported every bill dealing with . the .reduction of hours unfavorably. The Polishers' and Buffers' Bill. ' The' Polishers' and Buffers' Bill, ft which is most desirable, as it would prohibit the" employment of women and minors at this most unhealthy oc cupation, was also .presented in a most able manner by members of organized labor, by Professor Willard C. Fisher, Attorney Thomas Spellacy, Vice-President John J. Flynn of Cincinnati, all producing statistics showing it, to be 7 a most dangerous occupation for wo man, but this was also reported un favorably as were many other de sirable bills rejected by this commit : teo. . ,'.'...... , :- The Judiciary Committee had re f erred to it, many bills that were of great importance, but like the Labor Committee, appeared to think that the condition of the working class was a bed of roses. The plea of our mem bers was in vain on such bills as The. Trades Dispute Act amending Section 1296, The Advertising for La bor 'During Labor Troubles; The Hiring of Armed Guards; The Repeal . m 11. TD i m mi ti i i . , OI tiie jrciauiiai, liti; au3 riumuerg Iv Bill; The Old Age Pension Bill; The Establishing of a State Printery; The f ; One Day's Rest in Seven. All the J jfbove and several others were report - . CU ,UUitVlu.wiJf CllXU. UU 1JCCU WdO given to . our arguments in favor of those desirable acts, but when the merchants and their attorney ap peared, asking that the wage exemp tion be reduced from $25.00 to $15.00 !- much .more attention, was paid to, the arguments put up by the members of the different chambers of commerce in favor of the factorizing of wages. "Many members of organized labor op posed this reduction but the commit tee, reported ..favorably - and it passed and has become a law, , .. To the Judiciary Committee was also referred the report of the special commission on consolidation. This commission was appointed by the gov ernor to consider the advisability of consolidating the various state boards and commissions and was composed of the following nine members: William H. Carmalt, New Haven, doctor; Howell Cheney, Manchester, manufacturer; Ernest P. Chesbro, Willimantic, real estate dealer; George E. Hill, Bridgeport, lawyer; Lewis Sperry, South Windsor, lawyer; James E. Wheeler, New Haven, lawyer; Lu cius E. Whiton, New London, manu facturer; Dudley L. Vail, Winsted,' manufacturer; Edward K. Root, Hart ford, doctor. - , This commission held a number of hearings on, the consolidation of the Factory Inspector and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, at which hearings our members apeared and argued against the consolidation but the commission and the governor were determined that labor should be defeated and sent a report to the General Assembly recommending the consolidation, which report was referred to the Ju diciary. The committee then held a hearing on a bill which had been in troduced to . establish a state depart ment of labor. , Again . our members fought against , it but the Judiciary Committee reported fayprably and the bill passed, bringing under one head the departments which labor was in strumental after years of struggle, in making of value to the state and Its people. Watch Commissioner. A commissioner has been appointed, (not a labor man, in this department of labor) but a lawyer. We will watch with interest what effect this change will have. That important legislation, the compensation law, was also before the Judiciary Committee. There had been introduced many bills amending the law, some going so far as trying, to repeal it while others would have greatly reduced the value of it. The bill that the Federation had intro duced was fair, and would have made the present law more beneficial to those that are unfortunately injured in the industries of our state. The hearing before the committee on the bills concerning the amending of the compensation law were memorable ones; the firstone was held at such a short notice that our members pro tested and another hearing was grant ed. , .This was,, to my mind, the best hearing ever held in the General As sembly. , Our members filled the big Representative Hall and a large num ber spoke. Every one put up some splendid arguments in favor of our bill. We , had the able assistance of Professor Willard C. Fisher, of Mid dletown, and the Hon. C- J. Danaher, of MeTiden. The Judiciary Commit tee reported a bill favorably amend ing the compensation law, but not to the extent that the working people of Connecticut are entitled to. - Changes In Compensation Law. The following are the most import ant changes in the- law: The medical and surgical treatment is extended to as long as the .injury requires it. Un der, the old law these benefits : were only for thirty days. The waiting period, before compensation begins, has been reduced from two weeks to ten days. Partial incapacity section has been amended so that in no case compensation shall ; be less than five dollars per week. These are sev eral other minor changes, but only of a clarifying nature. . The act also leaves it optional for the employer of less than five employees to come under the act. ;. The abolishing of the contract sys tem in the penal institutions was an other bill that received a crushing1 blow at the hands of the legislature. We had hoped that our efforts by the educational campaign which we car ried on in different parts of the state showing the unfairness of the present system would receive proper consid eration and that we would be able to rid this state of that damnable con tract system, where the unfortunate men, women and children are slaving for some private contractor. , The hearing on the bill which Rep resentative Martin Gorman had intro duced for the Federation was held before the Jointj Committee on State Prison and the labor committee and was largely attended by labor men from .all parts of the state. Facts and figures were produced showing the injustice of the present system by such able men as Mr. Collis P. Lovely of Boston, General Vice-Presi-detn of the Boot and Shoe Workers' International Union; Mr. John I. Man ning of New, York, Vice-President of the International Garment Workers; Dr. E. Stagg Whitin of Columbia Uni versity, New York; Professor Willard C. Fisher of Middletown, all members of the National Committee on Prisons and ' Prison Labor; Hon. Herbert Knox Smith of Hartford; Hon. George A. Romans of Danbury. All the speakers have made a study of the prison system all over this coun try but their pleading fell upon deaf ears as did the remarks of the labor men who spoke for the abolishing of the contract system. The action of the Committee on Labor on this bill is one not to be forgotten. Out of courtesjr to the only true labor man cn the committee the allowed Brother Gorman to make a favorable report on the bill but when it came up for vote in the house some of the mem bers did everything possible to de feat it. In speaking to many of the representatives about the injustice of the present way of dealing with the inmates in the institutions, they ad mitted that our stand in trying to bring about a change was right but that they were not qualified to advo cate the change in this session. I have tried to tell you the fate only of the most important measures that were urged and, advocated by the wage earners of this state and you will notice that the legislature closed its session with little consideration for the health and lives of the. men, women and children who are engaged in the industries, and who are the state's best assets, to make their burdens lighter and their lives hap pier. But let us not lose courage. ' It our work and our duty to continue the advocating for better laws to pro tect and improve the condition of mankind. Our best efforts should be that such are nominated and elected as will give Jabor's interests, fair con sideration' in this good old common wealth of Connecticut. Union Label. At each of our conventions it is our duty to again pledge ourselves to go back to our locality determined to carry on an effective campaign for the union label. Every effort should be made to bring forcible attention of all members that the strongest weapon for organization is the pur chasing of union label products and patronizing the places that display union store or shop cards or buttons It is our duty to see that only union labor is employed. ' OTnizatibn. This part of . our work is, Indeed, of the greatest importance, especially at this time. It is more and more recognized that organization is neces saiy for the protection and uplifting of the working class. Only through organization can we hope to have a voice in determining wages and con ditions under which we work. Or ganization gives the right of choice, choice or freedom. The organizer of the Connecticut Federation of Labor has been doing splendid work jointly with the other organizations that are at the present 'time in our state. Their accomplishments are. commend able. I should recommend that the executive council should continue the organizer in the field until the indus trial conditions in this state through organization are so improved that the toilers will receive fair wages and reasonable working hours. Eight Hour Work Day. We are today nearer the goal of the ambition of the trade union move ment for a shorter work day, the agitation for the eight hour day that hvis been carried on for many years. At last we can see that there is a dawning of the eight hour day for the employes in industries. The' United States Commission on Indus trial Relations, under the fearless leadership of the patriotic chairman, Frank P. Walsh, in making its report says in brief the following: The physical well-being, mental develop ment and recreation needs of every class of population demand that under normal circumstances the working day should not exceed, eight hours. This coming from such a commission that has impartially in vestigated the conditions in a large number of industries should be con vincing to all that the eight hour day is imperative. Affiliation- Dues. At the close of the last convention our executive council decided that they would visit each one In his lo cality, the organizations that were not affiliated with the federation, with the hopes of bringing about the nffiliation of all organizations with the federation. We were not as suc cessful as we had hoped for. We have gained about 2,000, new members tho past yce.r. The reason that was given to your officers for not affilia ting was .that the organizations could not- afford to. pay the per . capita. Quite a number of the locals charge their mei: bers s little in dues, and having other trade affiliations to pay, too, that they feel that they could not shoulder anjr more per capita and to increase their dues would be hard, especially these trades that were af fected by the . depression in business during the psst year, many of their members having only worked a few hours a week. . After carefully looking- into the matter , of getting greater affiliation ir.to tht federation, I would -recommend that this convention take into consideration the advisability of re ducing the per capita dues to . the' federation from, six cents per member for the quarter to three cents a mem ber quarterly. I believe that I such reduction would bring into the fed eration most all the organizations that are entitled to be admitted, and there by making our federation of greater influence in this state. I, believe with the increased number of organiza tions that we have gained the last two years, it is safe to try it this year, as .there is no session of the general assembly and the organiza tions that are going to ojin the federation will ..bring up our funds to the normal amount. I am satisfied that with the reduction of the per capita and the agitation for a larger and better federation, with the as sistance of the international unions that are urging their locals to join their respective state federations, we will, build up a state organization that in the future -we can ; point to with pride-and? say to the next legis lature that we represent the entire labor forces of the state. I should recommend that each delegate here pledge himself to go from this con vention feeling that it is his duty to encourage the locals in his locality to affiliate with the Connecticut State Branch of the A. F. of L. Conviction of Lavvson, Let us not forget the injustice of the courts, not only in this state where the homes of our brothers are being taken away from them, but let us also give a thought to the convic tion of John R. Lawson in Colorado. In closing, let me say that each of us here today has voluntarily ac cepted a responsibility that carries with it the safeguarding of the hopes, ambitions and social and economic well being of those who have the honor to represent. Let us not shirk this responsibility. Each is entitled to and will be accorded the right to battle for what he considers the right thing to do, but we should be willing to cheerfully surrender to the will of the majority. To be engaged in the uplift movement, the struggle for better and more humane and just working and living conditions for the tolling masses, is a work worthy of the best efforts man possesses. I sin cerely hope that your wisdom and good judgment may find a reasonable and satlRf&ctory way by which the many important matters that will come before this convention, may be solved. Finally, I wish to thank each and every one for their co-operation and assistance that was bo willingly given to me. I can repeat what I said last year that my relations with my col leagues of the executive council have continued to be all that could be de sired. They Lave again given to the work '.their best individual and United efforts and each is entitled to a full share of the credit for the work that has teen accomplished. I again want to thank the officers for their co-operation their able as sistance that was freely given, which I shall hold in grateful remembrance. My hope and aim is to serve our cause to the fullest limit of whatever strength and ability I may possess and thereby, in a measure, Justify the respect, confidence and co-operation of my fellow workers. Respectfully and fraternally sub mitted, JULIUS C. STREMLAU, President. Cunningham's Report. The report of .R. P. Cunningham of Danbury, the secretary-treasurer, showed that during the year 15 new locals and one central body had af filiated, making the total affiiiiations 123 locals, and a membership Qf 12, 256, an increase of over 2,000 mem bers for the year. Labor Conditions Improved. Organizer Ira Ornburn made his report which, was under consideration at the noon recess. He said that la bor conditions from a union stand point has greatly improved in .the state. He cited Bridgeport where he said the city which had been a ten hour day and non-union city is now practically an eight hour day cty with three-fifths of the workers unionized. Child Labor: A. McAndrews representing the to bacco workers' union . spoke of con ditions in the south, claiming that child labor is much used there, and conditions exist which do not and could not exist in factories employ ing union labor. S. Lear spoke for the union-made carpenter tools trade, in behalf of the union label. Personal The family of Commissioner John E. Downes has returned home from Woodmont, where they spent the sum mer. Miss Annie McAloon of Lynn, Mass., is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. El len McAloon of Union street. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. ? Levett and their daughter, Lucille, of Brooklyn, N. Y., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Kelly of Black Rock avenue. Mrs. Charles Evarts and daughter, Miss Christie Evarts, of Somerville, Mass., are the guests of Mrs. W. H. Roden and Mrs. C. E. Jones of 562 Stanley street. William . H.. ( Bishop has returned from a vacation at Nantucket, Mass. Miss Margaret Luddy left last eve ning for Terryville where she has ac cepted a position as commercial teacher in the Terryville High school. Mrs. James McCarthv and two sons, James and George, of 74 Sey mour street have returned from their vacation at the shore. The Misses Lucille and Bessie Marth of Seymour street have re turned from their vacation. The Women's society of the Swed ish Baptist church will hold their regular meeting tomorrow afternoon at the" home of Mrs. Emma Bruvewig of 540 Church street. The meeting will open at 1:30 o'clock. William J. Sparmer of Stanley street arrived home last evening from San Francisco, Cal., where he at tended the national convention of the Foresters of America. Martin E. Higgins left today for Noristown, Penh., in the interest of the ' Russell- & Erwin Manufacturing company. ' . Miss Dorothy C. i Brown left for New York today on a short trip. Mrs. E. H. Hinkley and children, who have been visiting at the home of C. E. Hart on Curtiss street, re turned home to Poughkeepsie, N. Y., this afternoon. I Mrs. M. Forbes and family of East street have returned from Myrtle, Beach, Milford, where they have been staying for the past three months. Fred Hadden of East street has re turned from Waterbury where he spent the holiday as the guest of friends. Albert Carlberg has left this city to enter a school of manual training in Boston, Mass. Harry Ericson left today to re sume his studies at Upsula oollege, Kenilworth, N. J. During the winter he will have charge of the Swedish Lutheran church in Washington De pot, Conn. Miss Leghorn of Stanley street has returned from a visit in Providence, R. I. TO HOLD RECEPTION. Swedish Lutherans to Say Farewell to Paul II. Andreen. The Luther league of the Swedish Lutheran church will tender a recep tion to Paul H. Andreen tomorrow evening. A program has been pre pared and refreshments will be served. Mr. Andreen v has been in charge of the local congregation dur ing Rev. S. G. Ohman's obsence and his many friends will take thls op portunity to show their appreciation of his work and bid him farewell Mr. Andreen leaves next week for Block Island, 111., where he will enter the Theological Seminary of Augus tant college to prepare for the ministry. BRITISH BITTER AT ETON'S HEAD MASTER Dr. Lyttleton's Pro-German Expres sions Bring Severe Denuna ela tion Upon Him. (Correspondence of the associated Press.) London, Aug. 26 Dr. Lyttleton, the head master of Eton, who had the press buzzing about is ears last winter for saying in the pulpit that it was the duty of British Christians to for give the Germans, is again in trouble because of his sentiments. This time, Dr. Lyttleton has aroused the British patriots by finding an excuse for the German foreign policy. "Germany," he Bald, at a public gathering, "has for the past fifty years been hemmed in and that by methods that might be none too creditable to other nations." He also held Britain's "national covetousness" and "discord'' to be in part responsible for the outbreak of the present conflict. The Post is among the papers bit terly attacking the head of Eton. In answer to his charges it' cites the role taken by Prussia in the partition of Poland, Germany's eeizure of Schles-wig-Holsteln from Denmark and Alsace-Lorraine from lTance and on the other hand the cession of Heligo land by England to Germany and the occupation of German Africa by Brit ish consent, to. say nothing of Ger many's Pacific . islands, section of China and preponderant interest in Turkey. Germany's Baltic frontage is said to refute the charge of being hemmed in. - "In Dr. Lyttleton's view we are a nation of Phariseea' whose greed brings war about," comments the Posa, "while we publicly thank God that we are not as these Germans. The Germans are bad, he says, but the English are also bad. Only Dr. Lyttleton remains pure in a sordid world." SKILLED WORKMEN NEGLECT BODIES Highest Type o! Labor Open to Disease Under Best Conditions . Rochester, N. Y-, Sept. 8. Startling figures as to the prevalence of illness among skilled workmen, even under the most favorable working condi tions, were set forth in an address by Dr. Eugene Lyman Fisk, Director of Hygiene of Life Extension Institution before the American Public Health association here today. To ascertain the condition of individual worners and measure how far they fell below their attainable condition of bodily ef ficiency and well-being, the Institute conducted an examination of 1,000 foremen and skilled. workmen in the automobile industry. rMotwitnstancnng tnat tnese men were working under the most favor able conditions as to environment, compensation and emergency medical aid, forty-two per ent of them showed signs of premature aging evidenced by arterial changes varying from slight fibrosis to advanced arter ic-schlerosis. More than thiry-nine per cent showed evidence of kidney disorder; sixty-eight per cent showed some form of mouth infection; four teen per cent showed marked over weight and. over-nourishment; 51 per cent, showed serious errors in diet; while 45- per cent showed other errors in personal hygiene. 65 1-2 Per Cent in Need. Although 65 1-2 per cent, were found in need of some form of medi cal treatment or guidance, or this number only 5 1-2 per cent, were aware of that fact. "Like other classes in the popula tion," said Dr. Fisk, "practically all industrial workers are dally injured, their working capacity reduced, their lives shortened and their capacity for enjoyment limited by faulty personal hygiene or bodily neglect due to ig norance of bodily condition. The prevention of industrial acci dents and of occupational poisoning, the proper sanitation of factories and workshops and the protection of work ers against communicable diseases is a splendid and important work al ready highly organized and producing tremendous results, but the protec aion of the workers against highly or ganized and producing tremendous re sults, but the protection of the work er from self-injury by faulty living habits and from the gradual impair ment of the machinery of his body through neglect is a work that tran scends in Importance that of indus trial hygiene. Such work is just be ginning to be carried on in a thorough-going and systematic way." PRESIDENT CONFERS WITH SEC. 0 (Continued from First Page.) a breach of diplomatic propriety. There has been no suggestion that any American law has been violated. Dr. Dumba, It is asserted, had received instructions to make known a new decree of the dual empire declaring its nationals amenable to martial law for helping in the manufacture of munitions for an enemy. There was no denial, however, that Austria-Hungary's representative would not hesi tate to handicap their enemies' ef forts to get munitions, although they had no desire to injure American interests. BIG TENNIS HATCH AS SEEN BY PORTER New Britain Boy Writes oi John ston's Wonderful Victory (By Max S. Porter.) William M. Johnston, the twenty year old Californian, is now the Na tional lawn tennis champion. He at tained this title by brilliantly defeat ing Maurice E. McLoughlln, at For est Hills, L. I., yesterday, by a score of 1-6, 6-0, 7-5, 10-8. McLoughlln, the "Comet," has for the past few year ben practically un beatable. True, he lost his national title to R. Norris Williams last year, but many tennis followers thought that his strenuous Davis cup cam paign had left him stale, and expect ed him to "come back" this year. Al though "Mac" has been playing a fine game this season he seems to lack his old time pace, with which he defeated the famous Australian pair, Brookes and Wilding, and has gone down to defeat before Williams and Karl Behr. McLoughlln Confident. Both players stepped onto the court at exactly 3 o'clock and play began almost immediately. McLoughlln won the toss and' elected to serve. At the very outlet it was evident that he was going to foresake the back court game, which has proved a cost ly experiment for him this season. "Mac" had all the confidence in the. world and hip first two cannon ball serves shot over the net for aces in a style peculiar to the "Comet." Both players were playing almost perfect tennis but McLoughlln seemed to be having no difficulty and soon led by four games. Johnston, however, won the next game on "Mac's" service, but the "Comet" took the next two, and won the set, -1. Just how remark able the tennis was, is shown by the fact that during the entire set only seventeen errors were made. Then came . the greatest upheavals ever known in the history of a na tional match. ' Johnston took the in itiative at the opening of the second set and ran througn game after game literallv sweeping his famous oppon ent off his feet. Only two games went to deuce, and before the crowd real ized it, the boy had won a love set. The third set was productive of even better and faster tennis than the first two. Each player won his own service up to 2 all, and then John ston with a remarkable burst of cpeed and accuracy won the next three games and led, 5-3. "Mac's fighting blood was now aroused and he fought in his old manner, bringing the set to deuce, but the strain was too great for him and he dropped the next two games and the set went to Johnston at 7-5. The fourth set, which proved to be the last was far from championship tennis. Both players made almost inexcusable errors and seemed to be laboring under great excitement, which exhausted them more than their own physical efforts. The set had but few spectacular plays and I New York last Saturday f finally went to Johnston at 10-8. I normal growth from which1 The crowd was non-plussed. Here was a mere boy who had beaten the great McLoughlln of international fame and although the stands greeted the new champion with wonderful en thusiasm there seemed to be a note of sympathy for the auburn haired idol who has shown such strength of prised to learn of the operR character in victory and defeat as to make him probably the most popular playqrr that ever held a national title. Although McLoughlln did not play the same kind of tennis that, he did in the Davis cup match last year, there is no doubt that the better player won, and Johnston now has a bright future "before him. Johnston is a player of no little ability, as was clearly demonstrated yesterday. He came East in 1913, when but 17 years old, with a fine Pacific coast record, and after play ing brilliant tennis at Longwood and Newport, received an official ranking of No. 4. Last year he disappointed his admirers and dropped to sixth place on the ranking list, but this year the new champion has shown constant improvement, and in the championship tournament he has de feated in succession Harold H. Hackett, C. C. Pell, D. S. Walters, Karl H. Behr, Clarence J. Griffin, R. Norris Williams and McLoughlln Johnston's form has often been de scribed as the best in America, and his forehand drives are hard hit and puzzling, ofttimes Just nicking the corners of the court. BUILDING BEING RUSHED. Addition to Plant of Union Mfg. Co. Assuming Shape. Construction work on the new ad dition to the plant of the Union Manufacturing company on Church street is being pushed along rapidly. he building, which replaces the original frame structure of the old factory, torn down last year, will be 160 feet long, 50 feet wide and five stories high. The frame is of heavy steel construction and is beinjr as sembled as rapidly as the material ar- he had been assured by the J rives from Pennsylvania. department of labor that al Heavy lathes and drill presses will rassments to Chinese student be installed in the addition and this will follow at once upon the com pletion of the structure. The com pany at present is very active and is reported to have large orders booked, which will keep it busy for a lengthy period. Engine company No. 1 was called out at 12:19 o'clock today to the home of E. M. Wightman at 28 Rus sell street. Some meat burning in the gas stove oven caused the occu pants of the house to think there was fix. ' OYERiiL : IN JIM Normal Stfcol Op;. theYeutf j( A sultry morning ;t dents in the classes t f mal school,' who met A first session of the ttr, Besides being one of tk. terlng classes it was aim, prettiest, many of the j being of the vivacious ty. Principal White said t mated that the entire en will aggregate over 150, twenty-eight are member dergarten ' department. ' been no changes in the t Up to press time this i following list of names ing class had been tabuL Harriet Ailing, East Br Barber, East Windsor; D Bristol; Frances Bertu Lottie Berman, Water! Blake, Thomaaton; ..He! Killingly; Marion Brown Anna Collins, East Ilan Collins, Waterbury; Ki Naugatuck; Lena Crosscut Regina Clark, New Britai Chernalk, New Britain; 3 tier. South Manchester; Waterbury; Elvina D'Agf den; Elizabeth Dalton, B Delaney, South Manchef Dewey, East Oranby; Ircr Middletown; Madeline Dnr dletown; Gertrude Dpran, Geraldlne Dowd, Tli Anna Duffy, Naugatuck; Dunn, Naugatuck; Nellie L ington; Elizabeth Elston, t Mildred Fagan, Merlden, Ferry, Hartford; Henriet New Britain; Marguerite 1 field; Alice Furnivall, Jlr ther Freedman, NaujraU; Gagan, Waterbury; Flor Middletown; Mary N. Gl Manchester; Florence G side; Berenice Gorman, Marguerite Gorman, Wate? othy Greene, South Mancb Griffin, East Granby; E loran, Unionville; Mildi Waterbury; Jesrie. Hat, River; Cecilia llickey, N Teresa Hickey, Burnside; Jacob!, Maddletown; Edit: Portland; Lauretta Johh ford; Louisa Kaiser, Chest Kent, Hartford; Daisy j New Britain; Gertrude Gr sted. LOCAL PHYSICIAT IS OPERAT Dr. George II. Bodies', W Health Commission, tW Knle in New York Sani Dr. George H. Bodley, sor Harry I. Bodley of St. Ma copal church, underwent operation in Dr. Gantt's sar A Mere Boy Did It. J tor na suffered for severe Reports received from ma.ua ueuBiue are or a ravd ture, and his speedy recoW ticipated. A number of tn the physician have known time that he was not feell best of health and were Bodley is of a retiring dlspo L - - S - M ... . . , . iiw suiiereu siienuy not con troubles to many. He is one of the city's lis physicians, and is well tho -r ... . .e is a mem Der of . the i health, and in this capacit proved to be a conscienti painstaking official. U. S. SHOULD JOIN HANDS WITH ( Chinewe Commissioner Iter Advertising American In That Country. Washington, Sept 8.D1 Pratt, chief of the bureau t and domestic commerce, a! today the receipt of a lett' David Z. T. Yui, Becretar Chinese Commercial Comn. who recently toured Amerj resting that the United St China should "Join hands to ; best use of present opportur; increasing trade. Mr. Yul h. of the lecture department o tlonal committee of the You, Christian Association of CI offered to make use of . as', material from American if turers In lecturers on comn; industry in which he said thouMandsl of Chinese otfflt business men. Considerable material in of motion iilms, charts, maps tures from several merle;' already Is in use. Mr. ,xui act ing San Francisco would be 7 ZEPS. KILL TEK East Coast of England Objrx oerman Air Raid Wounded In Addition To London, Sept. 8, 3 p. m. ' sons were killed and forty b! wounded In the German air a 1 a cr4 t TP n a Jt ..." til east vv v. -riuftia,:iu ittr )