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Oyer 1,000 Strikers at Mass
Meeting in Turner Hall and 350
Are Said to Have Joined Union
Department at Russell & Erwln's Af
fected by Walkout Compromise
Said to Be in Minds of Machine
Company Officials All Quiet In
Other Plants Today. J
Today was the quietest since the be
ginning of the strike; there being but
one more walkout recorded and this
was of a minor nature. Factory of
Icials report that a number of the
strikers are returning to work, par
ticularly at the New Britain Machine
' company, the Corbin Annex and the
Union Works.
The strike at the Corbin Screw Cor
poration where a number of the em
ployees walked out Saturday increas
. ing the force out to over 1,200 was
further augmented today when a num
, ber of those who remained in Satur
day did not report for work. It was
estimated this morning that but 200
were at their machines, and at 1
o'clock the , crowd seemed to have
been depleted much more, -it being
conservatively estimated that about
f one-half of this number had not re
turned. Grinders Refuse To Start.
! i The polishers and grinders who
were granted the old scale of wages
Saturday by the screw corporation
officials and who were supposed to
start work' this morning, assembled at
.the gate shortly before 7 o'clock, and
held a, preliminary conference and at
Its .conclusion most of them departed-while
others went into the shop,
only to come out' again. Later the
officials admitted ' that the 'men had
not started work.
V'V'- Are Not Hiring Help.
"While a reporter was standing at
the gate this morning a man talked
with one of. the officials and asked for
a job. He was. informed that the
company was not putting any men to
work at present.
Many Afraid To Work.
Many tales are being heard in the
vicinity of the , factory by workmen
, who walk as far as the gate, gaze
longingly at the shop and then slowly
walk away. Some of these men when
Interviewed state that they are willing
to work, but fear of others prevents
Mother Leads Boy To Shop.
Shortly before 7 o'clock this morn
ing a woman and a small boy were
noticed approaching the screw shop
gate and the woman turned the boy
over to policemen with the order .that
he be taken- Into . the factory and
placed at work.
Knock But Do Not Enter.
A number of male and female em
ployes of one of the affected depart
ments arrived at the factory with
bundles under their arms which ap
peared to be their working apparel,
and as-they were about to enter the
doors, they were approached by a
young man who hurriedly spoke a few
words to them in a foreign accent.
The crowd then turned and marched
out, with a look of satisfaction on
their faces.
i ; Mass Meeting Held. -
f What is estimated to be the largest
labor mass meeting ever held in this
city took place at old ' Turner hall
this morning at 10 o'clock when the
strikers at the Corbin Screw corpora
tion assembled to form tentative plans
for a union among their ranks. Long
before the meeting was called to or
der by President M. T. Kerwin of the
C. Li... TJ., the. hall was taxed to its ca
pacity, and it was estimated that over
1.000 were in attendance. President
Kerwin talked to the men and women
for a considerable length of time and
, urged them to remain away from the
factories and preserve good order.
He assured them that nothing was to
, be gained by congregating about the
iihop gates or creating any trouble. He
next introduced State Organizer Lar
kin of the Machinists' union, who gave
lin enthusiastic talk on the benefits to
be derived by organization. His re
marks were received with vociferous
"Sol." Sontheimer, second vice
president of the Connecticut Federa
tion of Labor, was the next speaker.
His remarks were along the same line
us the previous speakers. He said the
workmen of this city had the golden
opportunity of thilr lives if they would
unite In the International Machinists'
Asociation of America.
. ;v Speakers in Italian, Polish and Ar
menian also addressed the meeting.
At the close of the speechmaking
Is estimated that over 350 men signed
the role in the Machinists' union.
A press committee was appointed
and -also a: committee from each
aepartment'to meet the company's of
Sciala if arbitration plans are devised
Tor settling the strike.
The Corbin Screw Corporation em-
, ployes plan to hold another . meeting
(Continued on Eleventh Page.)
Gov Spry of Utah Notifies State De
partment That Sentence of Court
Will Be Carried Out
Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 27.
Joseph Hillstorm will be put to death
by shooting Oct 1, in accordance with
the sentence of the court, Governor
William Spry today notified the state
department at Washington.
A telegram of the Swedish minister
to the United States, W. A. F. Eken
gren, addressed to the state depart
ment and forwarded to Governor
Spry, suggested that delay might be
advisable because of protests receiv
ed by the minister that Hillstrom had
not had a fair trial. The telegram
sent By Governor Spry after a meet
ing of the board of pardons set forth
that no new situation obtained and
asserted that the trial of Hillstrom
had been fair and that every oppor
tunity, was extended him to prove his
Hillstrom was convicted of killing
J. C. Morrison, a grocer, and his 18
year old son.
To Conler With Western Bankers
Regarding Proposed Credit Loan
War Shares Soar to New
Heights in Uprush of
New York, Sept. 27. War shares
and the stocks of other companies
participating in contracts with the
allies soared to new heights in to
day's uprush of prices. The move
ment was the broadest of any wit
nessed since the war began and car
ried the general list with It. Latest
developments in the western theater
of the war constituted one of the
strong factors of the rise.
Baldwin Locomotive was the most
prominent feature, advancing in the
first hour to 106 1-2, a gain of eleven
points over Saturday and a new rec
ord. The demand for this stock was
attended by rumors, that the com
pany is to be absorbed by one of the
larger industrial oorporations whose
war contracts have tested its capacity
beyond limit. t
rf "Other specialties making high rec
ords included Crucible Steel, up 7 1-4
to 103; ; Republic Iron and Steel, 5 3-8
to 52 3-8; General Motors, 10 1-4 to
355, and Lackawanna, one to 80.
Distillers Securities and United
States Industrial Alcohol, whose prod
ucts are said to enter largely into the
manufacture of explosives, also rose
appreciably, with minor advances In
former speculative favorites.
United States Steel, whose foreign
business is said to show an enormous
increase by reason of the European
conflict, rose 1 1-8 to 79 1-2, its high
est price since 1912.
Railroads gave promise at the out-.
set of assuming a place of importance,
but failed to keep pace with the de
mand for industrials and equipments,
although showing a strong undertone.
Trading in the first hour reached
the total of 450,000 shares, the largest
volume of business recorded since tho
reopening of the exchange last De
cember and seldom, if ever,' exceeded
in recent years.
J. Smith Haines Makes Escape After
Killing Spouse Tragedy Out
r "come of Argument.
Trumbull, Sept. 27.--J. Smith -Haines,
wealthy Trumbull farmer, to
day shot and killed his wife at their
home here with a shotgun. He then
made his escape- The ' shooting is
said to have been the outcome of an,
argument over the question of hiring
a team to take ' Mrs. Haines to court
to testify against her husband . who
was charged with having beaten her
last Thursday.
The two were alone in' the house.
Th ree of their four children were
away at school and the other, Jason,
sixteen years old, had just left home
to go to school in Bridgeport.
As nearly as can be learned Haines
and his wife had a quarrel over se
curing a team to take her to court.
Haines declared, it is said, that if she
went to testify against him she would
have to walk.
When she went to the telephone to
call up a neighbor and arrange about
a team, Haines is said to have fired
at her with a double barreled shotgun,
striking her on the arm. She then
turned to run from the house, but, it
is believed faced about as she reached
the back door, for Haines discharged
the other barrel at her and the charge
struck her in the heart, killing her
Dallas, Tex., Sept. 27. Charles E.
Schaff, president of the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas Railway system,
was appointed receiver for the Mis
souri, Kansas and Texas Railway of
Texas by Judge Meek, in district court
here this afternoon. The receivership
suit , was filed by attorneys on behalf
of D. B. Hussey, who styles himself a
general creditor of the company, act
ing for himself and others.
Virtual Agreement Reached With
Financiers of Eastern Section of
Country Credit Will bo Approxi
mately $500,000,000.
New York, Sept. 27. Having reach
ed a virtual agreement with bankers
of the eastern section of the country
over the details of the proposed half
billion dollar credit loan to be estab
lished here to Great Britain and
France, members of the Anglo-French
financial commission, accompanied by
a member of the firm of J. P. Morgan
Rnd Company, arranged to take the
2:40 train this afternoon for Chicago.
Lord Reading, chairman of the
commission, heads the party, which
expects to remain in Chicago several
days, returning the latter part of this
Assures Final . Adoption. .
According to one prominent banker
identified with the negotiations adop
tion of the tentative program by the
bankers of thef-.west and middle west
assures its flnalVdbpbn tin itV pre
sent form. Withfyall; parties acquiesc
ing ratification of the agreement will
be ; sought from the British and
French governments. Meantime, vir
tually all the bankers of the country
would be asked to .participate in float
ing the loan, a syndicate of prominent
financiers conducting In their behalf
the negotiations with the commission.
The present tentative agreement,
it was said, is to be placed. before the
western bankers whom the commis
sion expects to ' meet ' in Chicago and
the bankers will be , asked for their
Will Send Bankers.
St. Paul, St. Louis, possibly Denver,
and other western and middle western
cities, it is expected, will send their
bankers to Chicago to confer with the
In its present shape, the plan for
the loan contemplates a credit of ap
proximately $600,000,000 to be grant
ed on " Joint ' Anglo-French five per
cent, government notes which will be
convertible, upon maturity and the
holders' option into similar bonds run
ning fifteen or twenty years and bear
ing four and one-half per cent, inter
est. The five year "notes will be sold
under par, so that the investor will
realize approximately five and' one
half per cent, on, its investment
15,000 to Quit Work Because Employ
ers Refuse to Grant Higher Wage
Schedule and Better Conditions.
Chicago, Sept. 27. A strike of 15,
000 garment workers was set for to
day as a result of the refusal of the
employers to grant a higher wage
scale and improved working condi
tions. Union leaders say the strike
will completely tie up the clothing
manufacturing industry in Chicago.
The first, effect of the threatened
strike of garment workers came today
when 300 employes of a tailoring firm
in South Franklin street -.id not go to
Union officials declared the men
had been locked out and assorted that
in addition 150 employes in a west
side clothing factory had been laid off
Saturday night.
Ambassador Penfield Told
Wishes of U. S. Will Be
Complied With.
Chicago Bankers Prepare.
Chicago, Sept. 27. Chicago bankers
were making preparations today to
receive members of the Anglo-French
commission who are to arrive tomor
iow to discuss with western bankers
the credit to ' be established in the
United States for stabelizing foreign
exchange. The Chicago Bar Associa
tion also planned to be hosts to the
Baron Reading, Lord Chief Justice of
England, and his associates during
their visit here.
Called to Colors As Result of Mobili
zation Decree--Abundance of Equip
ment and Munitions For Men.
Paris, Sept. 27, 9:30 a. m. Mobili
sation of twenty classes of Greek
troops will call to the colors four
hundred thousand men. This is the
official figure given by the Greek war
ministry yesterday, as quoted by the
Athens correspondent of the Havas
News Agency. The j war ministry
stated that there is an abundance of
equipment and munitions for "these
The correspondent adds" that it is
unknown whether King Constantino
will take active command of his for
ces. If he does not do so, his broth
er, Prince Nicholas, will be placed
in command.
Washington. Sept- 27 Austria has
informally notified Ambassador Pen
field that it will recall Dr. Dumba,
the Austrian ambassador to ths
United States as requested by Presi
dent Wilson.
This information was given to Am
bassador Penfield when he formally
advised Austrian officials, on instruc
tion from Washington that tho
United States sought the "recall" of
Dr. Dumba and would not be satis
fled with his departure on leave of
absence. .
Mr. Penfield was assured that the
wishes of the United States would be
complied with, and that a formal note
on the subject would be handed to
him soon. Until the formal expres
sion is in the hands of state depart
ment officials they cannot act upon
the ambassador's request for safo
conduct. Dr. Dumba had engaged
passage on the steamship Rotterdam,
to sail September 29, but it is not
known whether arrangements can -be
made in time for him to leave on that
date- ;
Officials here refused to comment
on the situation, making it clear that
such information as they had receiv
ed was of an informal nature, given
in conversation, and that the decision
of . Austria, .as expressed in a note
would be awaited-
Lenox, . Mass., Sept. 27. At the
Austrian embassy here today it was
stated that The Associated Press de
rpatch was tlfe first information re
reived regarding the action of the
Austrian government.
Dr. Dumba refusesd absolutely to
make any statement regarding his de
parture. He received the representa
tive cordially and expressed regret at
his inabilitiy to discuss the subject,
but said he felt he had made too
many statements already and that
henceforth he would have nothing to
say to anybody concerning anything
relative to the affairs, either of him
self or of the Austrian government.
Returning ' From Fire on McClmtock
Road Mud Guard Crushed in.
In maneuvering the big automobile
city service truck to get it in the
proper position in the Commercial
street station at 1 o'clock this after
noon Captain Barnes accidentally
drove the forward trucks of the car
into the front wall, splintering the
panel and crumpling up the left front
mudguard as well as denting the light.
The damage is minor and will soon be
The lire was at the Cook house on
McClintot-k road. The alarm was
sounded at 12:13 from box 46. The
origin of the fire is not known, but
when the department arrived a bed
was on fire. The damage will be
about $50.
To Resume Negotiations on Submarine
Question With Bernstorff.
Washington, Sept. 27. Acting
Secretary Polk has advised Count
Von Bernstorff, the German ambassa
dor, that whenever he is ready to re
sume negotiations on the submarine
question he can take them up with
state department officials here, or
Secretary Lansing will meet him in
New York or elsewhere.
Secretary Lansing, on a brief vaca
tion, has been holding himself in
readiness to meet the German am
bassador whenever the latter received
work from the Berlin foreign office
concerning the evidence in the Arabic
case. Officials presume that inasmuch
as Count Von Bernstorff has not asked
for an interview, he has not yet been
definitely advised from Berlin.
Waterbury, Sept. 27. The strikers
at the plant of the Waterbury Parrel
Foundry and Machine company went
back to work this morning, having
voted to do so Saturday night. Most
of the strikers at the Manville Ma
chine company's shop and the Blake
& Johnson company are still out, al
though a number of the men returned
tc their benches In these shops today.
Genoa, Sept- 26. via Paris, Sept. 27.
3:55 a. m.' The Spanish packet Luis
Vives, whose port of registry is Val-enzia-
has been seized by the police,
who discovered aboard her 1 00.000
lire ($20,000) in gold which it Is
charged, was destined for Germany.
Capt. Llorca was arrested.
Washington, Sept. 27. The text of
the Becond Austrian note, protesting
against war exports had not arrived
tt. day at the state department, and
Acting Secretary Polk said he had no
official information that such a note
was coming. Portions of the note
'Lave been published in despatches
from Vienna.
Hartford and vicinity: Fnlr
tomscm., front in exposed
places. TuesdAy fair, con
tinued cool.
Thousands ol Battle-Scarred Vet
erans ol Civil War Present
Thirty Thousand Warriors Expected
to March in Parade Wednesday
Along Pennsylvania Avenue Capi
tal in Gala Attire. 1
Washington, Sept. 27. The forty
ninth annual reunion of the Grand
Army of the Republic began here to
day with thousands of battle-scorred
veterans of the Civil war participating.
The celebration which will continue
for a week, will be featured by a pro
ce&sion of the survivors of the con
quering army from the capitol to the
White House in commemoration of
the grand review which marked the
clcse of the Civil war.
Thirty thousand veterans are ex
pected to participate in the review.
President Wilson will review the pro
cession from a grandstand in front of
the White House, where President
Johnson stood in 1865 to review the
conquering army of the north.
Capital in Gala Attire.
The capital is in gala attire. All
public buildings, including the White
House and the capitol and business
houses along Pennsylvania avenue are
draped in the national colors. Commander-in-Chief
Palmer was among
today's arrivals.
The day's ceremonies began with
the formal opening by Commander
Palmer of Camp Emery, official head
quarters of the reunion, established
In the old census building, near the
capitol and the welcoming by the
commander and his staff of Lieuten
ant General Nelson A. Miles, retired,
who is to be grand marshal of the
parade next Wednesday. This was
the only formal ceremony held, the
day being devoted largely to the in
formal reception of incoming delega
tions. Patriotic Concert by Band.
The program for the afternoon
called for a patriotic concert by the
United States Marine band at the
Pension building, which is to be used
as a branch headquarters.
Beginning tonight and continuing
throughout the week the forts around
"Washington will be illuminated by
Veterans' Signal Corps association.
War Vessels at Anchor.
Twelve war vessels of the United
States navy lay at anchor in the Po
tomac river here today for the in
spection of the veterans. Naval offi
cers will give daily demonstrations for
the instruction of visitors.
It was a clear, crisp day for the
veterans, thousands of whom gather
ed at headquarters for the dedica
tion of the Camp Emery building.
Addresses were made by Theodore W.
Noyes, president of the Washington
Oldest Inhabitants association, and
others. Most of the day was given
over to registration of the veterans.
On the streets were seen many former
Confederate army officers especially
invited to attend the reunion. Presl
dnt Wilson issued an executive order
for a holiday in all government de
partments Wednesday, when he will
review the procession.
Natal Transport Shelled By German
Submarine South of Crete.
Marseilles. France, Sept. 27, 4 a. rri-
The British steamer Natal Trans
port was shelled and sunk by a Ger
man submarine Sept. 17, south of
Crete. Its crew of thirty-four was
picked up and landed at , Pieraeus,
Greece. The sailors were taken from
there to Malta by the Messagerles
Maritlmes Liner Mephis, which ar
rived here yesterday.
The Natal Transport was a steamer
of 2,665 tons net. She was last re
ported to have arrived at Port Said
on July 15.
Asheville, N. C, Sept- 27. Ed Wil
liams, noted outlaw was captured last
night near Robbinsville, Graham coun
ty, by Sheriff Ammons, according to
advices received here today. Wil
liams was officially declared an out
law by Judge Ferguson recently,
charged with the murder of his wife,
brother-in-law and mother-in-law
some time ago, and also is charged
with complicity in the murder of his
father-in-law, Philip Phillips, at Rob
binsville, for which Hardy Wiggins
and Merrltt Miller are under sentence
to die. Williams is reported to have
confessed to the murder of Phillips
and to have exonerated Miller and
Springfield, Mhjsh., Sept. 2 7. Seven
hundred of the twelve hundred men
employed in the Hill Shops of the
Hendee Motorcycle company went out
on strike at 10 o'clock this morning
and an effort is being made to call
out the four hundred men employed
in the East Springfield shops. Daniel
R. Donovan, chairman of the labor
forward movement is in charge. The
men are on an eight hour day by the
week schedule but want the time
divided differently.
ATT mn rr 1 trn -
British Warship Sunk and Two
aged in Attack Upon . Teutc
teries Along Belgian C
Germans Dazed and Unable
to Resist Onslaught of
Paris, Sept. 7, 11 a. m. Reports
from the front say that only twenty
minutes was required for th French
infantry to complete the victory pre
pared for by rlxty-hours of violent
shelling and overrun the first line of
the German trenches north of
Perthes, in Champagne. While await
ing the moment for the attack the
French soldier rested behind their
lines, Joking and putting their arms
in perfect order.
The bright glow from the slow
burning illuminating rockets and the
glare of exploding projectiles lighted
up the entire zone of action during
two nights.
"After a few hours of intense fire
our hopes that our batteries were
dominating the situation were trans
formed to certain conviction," nail
a wounded officer who took part in
the . battle. "The moment . for the
attack was set for dawn, when the
charge was sounded. Whole battal
ions, reinforced by reserves, bounded
forward. The rush was so Impetuous
that the Qermans still alive and un
wounded In the battered works seem
ed dazed and unable to resist- They
were disarmed and pushed, back . or
our reserves to pick up, while thj
attacking line went on-
"There was little or no musketry.
The bayonet did most of the work
The proportion of dead to wounded
and prisoners was large- What Mas
left of entire companies threw up
their hands at the sight of the deadly
execution by the Zouaves."
The general impression of wound
ed men brought from the field is that
the affair of Perthes is only a begin
ning of the French effort.
Parisians received the news of the
victory soberly. The newspapers Is
sued unusually large editions, and
official bulletins were read from the
stages of the theaters last' night, the
orchestras playing the "Marsodllal
se." There were no other public dem
onstrations. A report was spread that many
trains carrying wounded soldiers were
arriving outside Paris, but later it
was learned that these trains were
filled with German prisoners-
Wireless From Vienna Tells Of Ac
tion at Gorlza Which Is Contrary
To I n terna tiona 1 Law.
Berlin, Sept. 27, via wireless to
Tuckerton, N. J. The official state
ment issued yesterday at Vienna con
tains the following: "The activity of
the Italians yesterday was confined to
heavy shelling of the Red 'Cross Hos
pital at Gorlza, which is marked con
spicuously by the Red Cross flag.
Italian shells struck the hospital five
times. One shell exploded in the
operating room. Fifty-three other
shells fell in the immediate neigh
borhood of the hospital.
"This action was contrary to In
ternational law. It served no mili
tary purpose, as there were no troops
in that immediate yicinity."
Greece Rcqu:
Vessels for '
of Whom 4
to Colors 1 ,
for Explanat!
at Ion Turks
The tremendoi;
battle front in th.
Saturday with t
movement by t'
resulted in furi
Paris report
German position
in the Champa r
their initial.,-'
trated the (it
of fifteen mi:
in places as mi.
All the gains n
section, where Sou
and other advancer
maintained, the 1 .
On the eastern tr
seem to be holding t
point and doing evr
sectors. ' Their re
Dvinsk apparently
while they are dcq
with the Germans i
Smorgon. Petrograf!
cesses east of Novr
the north of Pinsk,
several hundred j
machine guns.
Turks Annou
Little activity of
Is reported from th
Turks, announce 'lb r
counter mining pern
tinuation of artillery
' Shell fire from-a
rine sank the British
Transport, of ''2.6t5' to
Crete in the Mediterran
wag landed.
. Greece RequlaUo
Twenty merchant v ;
requisitioned by the
ment for the transport
of whom 400,000 are
nounced to have been
Rumania, In a note
friendly terms, has VsK
government for an explar
garla's military preparai.
ing to information reac
British Warship
The sinking of one Br
and the damaging of t
the British attack on 1
coast In connection with
lied offensive it claimed
man official report, as
wireless today from Ber
Yesterday's version, c
London, contained no m
naval incident, nor of tl
more than 5,000 French
by the Germans In the 1
reported by wireless toes
cor evidently having eliri
parts of the statement
these happenings'.
Allied airmen have
Bruges, Belgium,' apparrf
the city's gas works out
si on. '
The Austrian official statement of
yesterday as reported by way of Lon
don did not contain the foregoing,
which apparently was stricken out by
the British censor.
hi:i:h from wATisit l'Arcirr.
Meriden, Sept. 27. When Chief of
Palice Bowen turned on a faucet In
the kitchen of Hotel Sterling yester
day a stream of beer came from It
when he had expected city water. In
consequence of the flow 1. J. Glea
son, the hotfl proprietor wa fined
$100 and costs In the city court today.
Chief Bowen and l-tertlve Burke
were the witnesses, and they also maid
that a medicine client was stored with
Allies Continue Su
Paris, Sept. 27, 2:15 p.
fensive movement is cont
the entire front in Chant
war office announced tort
ther German positions ha
pled. The announcement'
that all gains in the Art'!
northwestern France, hav
tained- '
There is intense cann
tween the Mcuse and Mi
Lorraine, on the part of
lies and the Germans.
Home, Sept. 26, via Paris, 8ipt. 27,
5:45 a. m. The Turin correspondent
of the Idea Nazionale says he has !
neen iniormen me itumanian govern
ment has sent to Sofia a note couched
in friendly language, asking an ex
planation of Bulgaria's military prep
20,000 German C
London, Sept. 27, 1:2
two days the French and
gained greater results I
preceding twelve months
since the uBttle of the JV
upwards of 20,000 (leni.
In their hunds and ui
thirty kuiim, without cuun
guns and with a fotml.
In the German line the
ently have their Iongxs
give movement well utidt
advance has been genera
feet Is emphanlzfd by t
on the eastern front a
Kuln for' the Kiugxlans 1,
Pctrograd states, that i
Gen. Ivanoff has won a
tory over the Germans as
In the southeastern ther
1,000 prisoners-are said t
The Belgian bIfo are
prominent part In the n
(Continued ca Eleven!

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