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NEW BMTAIM HEM AIM News of the World 3y Associated Press Average Daily Circulation Week Ending A Ail March 2UtUtCtl ESTABLISHED 1870 NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, WEDNESDAY APRIL 4, 1923. -SIXTEEN PAGES. PRICE THREE CENTS UNOFFICIAL REPORT FREES GEN'L CONTRACTOR BENT FROM BLAME IN HARTFOR Conn. Firm Named One Defendant in Action Demanding $51,510,000 Coroner's Inquest Con tinues, With Architects and Engineers Being Called as Witnesses (S P-5, U. HllllC OS, LU. lUVU monsr 25 Cornorations isefcS DEMOCRATS TO 8ELEC115I; td 38 Individuals Sued NOMINEES FOR COUNCll I Marth" Alr- Dying Victim However, Makes Statement That He Saw Crack in WH Just - Before Fatal Collapse. . Hartford, April 4. In an unofficial report, the R. O. Bent Co., general contractors for 'he Fuller Brush Co. tower, the all of which Saturday noon proved fatal to ten men, has been freed from any blame for the collapse by Greenwood and Noerr, con sulting engineer! of this city, who In vestigated the accident for the Bent CO.-. . ' : The engineers' report. It was said, did not include any finding as to who ' is to blame for the collapse. It mere ly Shows that the Bent Co. built the tower according to specifications fur nished them by the architects. , The Greenwood and Noerr report was ver bal only. ...... Inquest Continues, i . Benedict E. Lyons, attorney for the . Bent Co., declared today that repre sentatives of the Bent Co. and Green wood and Noerr expect to be called before the Inquest being conducted by Coroner J. Gilbert Calhoun and state's attorney, Hugh M. Alcorn. . . This Inquest resumed at 10:39 to day Is still being kept strictly private. It was known, however, that Edward. J. Vaughn, ' civil engineer- connected with the Arm of Buck and Sheldon, architects who designed the Fuller tower was called as a witness at this morning's session. - i Saw Crack in Wall. " An ante-mortem statement of John H. Miller, unexpectedly produced at the coroner's Inquest, disclosed that a' large crack in tha west wall of the tower was discovered by Miller Caucuses in Five Wards Toi. . night City Convention Tomorrow Night V r.v, sr n - Ward caucuses in the first five vot lng districts will be held by the demo cratio party to nominate condldates for aldermen in the first, third and fifth wards, and two candidates for councllmen in each of the first five wards. Chairman John J. Klnlry of the town committee has made announce ment of the following voting places: First and second wards, 6 Main street: third and fourth wards, Bronson hotel, Main street; fifth ward, Skritul sky's hall, Broad street. Dunn and Mnerz Nominated A meeting of the town committee will be held to receive the ward tickets and to ratify the action taken by the sixth ward primary last night. The sixth ward nominees, James J. Dunn and John Maers. Councilman Dunn Is rounding out his first term In the council and has a very good reputation for attendance fcoth at council meetings and committee ses sions. Mr. Maerx is a member of the civil service commission and has never before sought an elective office The vote at the sixth ward primary was a rather heavy one. It showed 198 ballots for Dunn, 194 for Maerz, and 51 for former Councilman T. Prank McCormick. William F. Egan of Washington street will be a candidate for nomina tion for councilman in the fifth ward at tonight's caucus. Mr. Egan is one of the younger representatives of fifth ward , democracy and is reported to have a strong following In that dis trict. He contributed towards the en tertainments of the last mayoralty campaigns, his services at the mono logue t being In demand at the rallies of the Hardware City democratic club. He Is an active member of the Y. M. T. A. & B. soctcty. At the city convention tomorrow hlngton, April 4. Alleging con to destroy his business, James tin of the Martin Aeroplane Long Island filed suit under ton act here today to recover I, 00 from the Manufacturers association, Inc., 25 other cor porations and 88 Individuals. Asks Triple Damages The plaintiff declares his business had been damaged to the extent of 117,000,000 and under the Clayton law he claimed triple damage plus an at torney's fee of 1610,000. He charged that the defendants corporations and individuals had con spired to monopolize the aircraft trade and told the court that, whereas he had worked as a contemporary of the Wright brothers and Glenn H. Curtlss and had invented Indispensable parts of the present day airplanes none of the defendants had Invented any air ship or airship device. Even Threatened His Life In furtherance of the alleged con spiracy he charged the defendants had slandered him, burned his planes, lied about his accomplish ments, . destroyed government reports commending bis devices and even made plans against his life. The corporations named include the Burgess Co. of Mass., Sturtevant Air plane Co. r-f Massachusetts; J. C. White and Co. Connecticut; The aeronautical chamber of congress or ganized at Washington. Curtlss Air plane and Motor Co. of New York. Dayton Airplane Co. Fisher Body Corp. Detroit. WILL GET BACK $216,000 Jackson Barnett, World's Richest In dian, Will Have Govt. Refund or Income Taxes Paid. , few minnta' heffirft the fatal crash Which 1 nteht pa.ndlrinfen fnr fh hnnrrf nt A cost ten lives.. I Ucation will be seleoted. It Is expect- Mlller. who died yesterday artsr-; ed that Patrick V. King and William I noon at St. Francis' hospital, made ' this statement to a representative of the II. G. Bent company while In a ' dying condition at the hospital. He said . the crack, which was almost larg enough to be called & hole, was under the. large window, which Would make It approximately on a level with the bases of the supports of the water tank which plunged through -four floors, tearing down two sides of the tower. Lvidence ouaraeu. jrtlier and Son: Miller's statement was closely guarded, but It became, evident to ward the close of the afternoon that t an important revelation had been made. State's Attorney Alcorn and Coroner Calhoun maintained their silence, but were unable to conceal the nature of the development.- It is believed that Miller, alarmed by his discovery, had hurried down stairs to summon James F. Bent, vice president of the contracting com pany, and that both were making their way to the point where the crack was seen, when the tower col lapsed, burying both of them and eight others in the mass of iron and steel. J. Long wlll.be named to succeed themselves;' Attorney Henrjr P, Jtoche would acoept a renomlnatioh it would be accorded him without debate. Mr. Roche told a "Herald" representative today that he had definitely decided not to accept a renomlnation. PRIEST BEING RETURNED Missing Catholic Clergyman From . Virdm, IU., Is Reported on His Way Pack Home. New York, April 4 (By Associated Press). A telegram from Buffalo, signed "J. I. Perrlne," was received today at Knights of Columbus head quarters here dating that Rev. J. A. Vranlak of Virden, III., reported kid napped in Venice, III., on March 6, had been "captured from his ab ductors" and was being returned to his home. The telegram which gave Perrlne's address owy as "the square," was PER COINCIDENCE 100 Miles Apart. Victim of Shooting At Same Hour, One In Yonkers, Other In Troy. . Troy, N. Y., April 4. Father and son, separated by more than 100 miles were victims of pistol attacks at the same hour last night. In Yonkers, Daniel Healy was seri ously wounded when a man "shot up" his drug store. Mrs. Mary Mullan was killed and George Walsh wound ed In the same attack. While walking along a Troy street with a boy companion Walter Heaiy 14 year old son of the Yonkers man was struck In the hip by a bullet. Andrew Abbott, New York Central railroad detective is held on a charge: of first degree assault In connection with the shooting. The boy Is expect ed to recover. Muskogee, Okla., April 4. Jackson Barnett, the world's 'richest Indian, will recover $216,000 paid In Income taxes frdmUlT to 1920 under the ruling handed down by the solicitor general of the internal revenue de partment that Indian oil royalties are non taxable, his counsel said today. Six other Indians will recelv . re turns of from" to $120,000. COMMUNITY DRIVE HUSTLERS GET $1 6,772 Day's Report Is $7,860 Pledged and 286 New Subscribers s Team number 1 2, Captain Fred Housman, won first prize for having the highest amount of money pledges at the third luncheon of the workers In the United Community corporation drive at noon today. Team number 10, Logan Page, captain, won first prize for having the highest number of new subscribers. The day's total was f 7,860 pledged, and 232 new sub scribers, making a whole total of $16, 772.40 and 280 new subscribers. The reports were as follows: 276.00 538.50 WEST MAIN STREET BLOCK SOLD TODAY FOR $80,000 McC'abes Dispose of Property at 'os. 70 to 78 to New Britain . Lumber Co. The property at 70-78 West Main street, known as the McEnroe block, was sold today by Helen Kelly Mc Cabe to the New Britain Lumber Co. through the Watson & Jones agency. The property Includes three stores on the ground floor and flats above. . It Is said that the selling price' was about $80,000. It Is reported that Mr. and Mrs. McCabe paid (60,000 when they bought it about a year and a half ago. . The new owners intend to make al terations and Improvements In the building. CARNARVON IS SINKING DESTROYER IN CRASH Fox of V. S. Navy and British Cruiser Both Badly Damaged in Collision at Bosporus Entrance, London, April 4. The American destroyer Fox collided with the British light cruiser Ceres at the en trance to the Bosporus yesterday, ao cording to advices received from Con- stantlnople today by Lloyds. Both vessels, the report said were addressed by John B. Kennedy, editor iradty damaged. The strong current of Columbia, a magazine, published by the Knighta of Columbus. . Mr. Kennedy expressed belief; that the telegram was not a hoax. of SUICIDE PACT ; i uurer, -i, v., ..mrrica man ana single Girl Both Sfioot Themselves Today J Both Are Dying. ' Dover, N. J., April 4. Charles Mid daugh, a married man, and Miss Elis abeth Hoffman, shot themselves In a . bulctde pact today. Both are believed Middaugh, In a hospital told the police the shooting took place In his auiomoDiie arrer ne ana auss uoa 1 man returned from a drive. The girl, he said, first shot herself. ' When she dropped the weapon, he elzed It and fired a bullet into his ; 3b est, then staggered to a neighbor's house and collapsed. He said they had decided. to die together.. was held responsible for the accident. The British admiralty this after. noon confirmed Lloyds' advices that the Fox and the Ceres had been In collision but said It understood that the damage to the Ceres was com paratively slight and that no lives were lost. REPUDIATES THE KLAX. East 81 Louis, April 4. Ralph Cook, the onlyone of the three al leged : Ku Klux Klan candidates for jity . commisslonershlp in yesterday's municipal election who was success hit, today repudiated the klan. , Boy, 18, and Girl, 17, Have Parents' Consent to Marry Hector Dery, aged 18, and Miss Hermlna Papesh, aged 17, were grant ed a' marriage license this morning at the office of City Clerk A. L. Thomp son, after the parents of the contract ing parties gave their consent and signed the marriage license applica tion. The couple will be married to morrow morning at 8 o'clock at St. Peter's church on Franklin Square. Rev, Charles Coppens, pastor, will perform the ceremony. Virtually All Hope for Recovery Famous Explorer Is Given Up by Attending Physicians. Cairo, Egyp, April 4. The Earl of Carnarvon's doctors virtually aban doned hope of his recovery last night and the family gathered around the bedside anticipating the worst but the patient rallied, never losing consclons ness. Today his temperature was 101' and he was maintaining the slight Im provement noted last evening. He was still very weak but less distressed than he had been. Iord Carnarvon's physicians regard the fight for life which the discoverer of Tutenkhamun's tomb is making as most remarkable. Everything, they say, depends upon his ability to main tain his strength for the next day or two. Million New Shares of Stock Are Authorized Boston, April 4. The director of the United Shoe Machinery Corp., Tot ed today to Increase the capital stock by Issuance of one million additional shares of common stock of the par value of 125, making the total capi talization 175,000.000. The new stock Is to be distributed pro rata to pres ent holders of common stock. BRYANT RE-APPOINTED Hartford, April 4. Oovernor Tern- pleton announced this morning that he had re-appolnted Thomas W. Bry ant, of Torrington,' as trustee of the Norwich State hospital for a term of six years beginning July 1. LAND INDICTED ON SECOND DEGREE MURDER FOR CROMWELL SLAYINGS Middletown, Conn., April 4. The Attorney Inglls had asked for a first Middlesex county grand Jury this aft- degree Indictment, ernoon returned an Indictment of sec-1 The jury. then retired to consider end degree murder against Julius evidence against Joseph Sjogren, who Land, negro, who shot and killed two Is charged with murder In killing his men at Cromwell, recently. Blate's I brother about 10 years ago. . 1. Max Coe IS $565.00 2. Fred Housmann . , . . 982.00 8. Frank Woods 2 436.00 4. George Christ 33 298.65 5. D. L. . Bartlett ..... 43 507.00 6. Harry Traver 4 266.50, 7. Sam'l R. McCutcheon 73.60 8. Carl Neumann 325.60 9. George Bean 3 217.00 10. Logan Page 59 . 311.00 11. F, W. Macomber ,,, 12. Maurice Johnson.... 4 14. Fred Rackllffe ..... 9 16. Dr. Fred Lee 16. John C. Loomls .... 214.00 17. James O'Brien ' 10 115.00 18. Frank Shield 190.00 19. P. J. Smith 20. C. W. Wilson 7 496.00 21. Dr. Gertrude Kinsella 5 600.00 22. Mrs. H. C. Warner. . 23 131.00 23. Mrs. Catherine Wllbor Smith 1 351.50 24. Mrs. B. Bassette .... 14 9tz.sa Total today 232 87860 Total yesterday 5 $8912 Total to date 2B6 $16,772. The workers today were guests of Daly council, Knights of coiumous. A plea for more of me om-iasn- ioned home training of boys anu girls, and for closer co-operation and less Interference on tne pari oi Catholic and Protestants with one another's religion and a frank state-' ment that It is a wrong thing to take away from a person the religion m which he or she was baptized, no matter', what that religion may be, was made by Rev. J. Leo Sullivan Father Sullivan, besides being chap- lalt of Daly council, is a trustee of the United Community corporation l.r..Sat of t.$tw .'Britain f Sooflt cotlti chairman of the Boy Scout court of -honor and a director of the Boys' club. ' He is keenly In terpsted In boys' work and . has i store of knowledge of what local or ganizations are doing for boys. "Is it a fitting thing that the Knights of Columbus should be our hosts today?" he said. "The Knights of Columbus wrote a pago Into the history of America during the late war that will last as long as the United States will last." He spoke of the high type of men who are at the head of the Boy Scouts, Boys' club, etc., and said: "The jewels of New Britain are not all found In Porter & Dyson's jew elry Store; the wealth of the city Is not found In Its banks and factories. It Is in Its youth, those who will take our places 25 or 30 years from now. "America is not as fortunate today as it was 25 or 30 years ago. Then we had the old-fashioned families from which you end I sprung, those families that were tho training schools of tho nation. There Is noth ing to take their places. The school Is limited. The church does her best. But the doctor cannot save the life of the patient If the patient does not take the medicine. We are do ing what we can, people In tho Catholic churches are even willing to be taxed twlco to give their children the best education and' Christian training they can. "Home Is the foundation of the training of the child. Whatever Ideals wa may have we can trace back to our old-fashioned fathers and mothers. The home today is not the home it was years ago. The people are too busy making money or in so ciety. The home training has col lapsed. "We hear about worthless sons of millionaires. Who is to blame? Not the son. His downfall can be traced to his home training. FOSTER'S FATE IS Judge Instructs Panel on What Constitutes Actual Guilt GIVES 6,000 WORD CHARGE Accused Guilty Only If Re Actually Took Part in Definite Plan to Teach Overthrow of Government No Crime to Belong to Socialist. St. Joseph, Mich, April 4. (By As soclated Press). William Z. Foster of Chicago Is guilty of violation of Michigan's law against criminal syn dicalism, Judge Charles White In structed the Jury today, If: 1 The communist party of Amer ica at the time he attended Its con ventlon last August In lonely dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan was a society formed to advocate and teach criminal syndicalism and If 2 Foster assembled with the con- J "' Ltmm - :- HOUSEPASSES MEASURE TO MAKE IT A GAINST THE LA W TO CHANGE PUBLIC CLOCKS DEBATE IN SENATE ON FUND FOR DORMITORY Senator Bakewell Cham jpions Erection of Home for Normalites WILLIAM Z. FOSTER. (Sptclol to Th Hrl1. Hartford, April 4. Senator Charles Bakewell, speaking on the floor of the senate this morning against Senate Biii.rno. tss wnicn provides for an expenditure of $40,000 for a State Normal school in Bridgeport, said that the present existing needs for state Normal schools are a dormitory in Ne wBrltatn and another In Dan- bury. Senator Challenger debated for a time relative to the merits of a state Normal school In Bridgeport Senator McGrath of Waterbury of' fered opposition to the dormitory question saying that young girls should not be put In dormitories. He said that many parents of normal ites in Waterbury had come to him protesting against having their daugh ters remain in New Britain over night. Senator Bakewell said that there were some 150 girls in New Britain who have been forced to get rooms wherever they could and he defended the dormitory idea In general. The committee on education sub mitted a report for the rejection of thenormal school In Bridgeport and their report was accepted and the bill was rejected. The $550,000 appropriation, for a dormitory at New Britain has not yet been reported out of committee but Senator Bakewell'a arguments on the floor of the senate seem to augur well for a favorable report. The hearing on the claims of John McGulre of New Britain for $40,000 dwamages against the state Is sched uled to come up before the claims committee tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. ventlon delegation voluntarily or . In me woras ot me court "wun con scious design and purpose to further and promote the " teaching and ad vocacy by the communist party . of the doctrines- of criminal syndical ism ," y ' .- - -: , .'.-.;-;. Only Two Question. It. Ms not disputed) the-court said, (Continued on Third Page) COMPENSATION CASES TO BE FREE FROM POLITICS Hereafter Each Case Will Come Up In Its Turn, Without , Preferences. Washington, April 4. Director Hines of the veterans' bureau ap proved new rules of procedure in handling compensation cases designed to prevent political or other pressure from influencing unduly compensation awards to former soldiers. Thlrty-flve hundred cases now pend ing before the bureau's board of re view have been reclassified Into throe groups and claims in each of these groups will he given serial numbers and handled in order, making It im possible for any veteran to be. shoved aside through pressure. Tho groups were designated, A those desiring emergency relief; B routine cases, where no emergency exists and C cases requiring only supplementary action, beciUise the veterans In the view of the board have been adequately provided for. Emergency cases will be given pref APPEAL IS SETTLED Thomas W. O'Connor Rewhes Agree . rocnt With Defesjdant 'Rignjti4naj Commission on Sale of Pen Factory. The appeal of Thomas W. O'Con nor from the Judgment of the city court awarding him a Ave per cent commission on the sale of the old Munroe-Eastwood pen factory to the Lubricating Oils Co. was settled today by Mr. O'Connor and the defendants. Mrs. I. Halperln for the estate of I. Halperln, Sam Kennedy and John Ganearz, the last named residing in Poland. The appeal was to be heard today In the court of common pleas at Hartford. ' Anti-Daylight Saving Bill Provides $100 Fine Measure Goes to Senate at Once Proposed Statute So Inclu sive That It Would Be Malicious Offense to Turn Ahead Wrist Watches. , MEDICAL MEN MEET Local Physicians to Represent Connty Society at Convention gan Admitted to Membership, -Dr. Plana- Dr. George Flanagan of New Brit ain was elected a member of the Hartford County Medical association at Its 131st annual meeting in Hart ford yesterday. Dr. George H. Bod ley whs chosen a delegate to the state convention and Dr. Clifton M. Cooley was elected a delegate to the county convention of New , Haven county. The application of Dr. Mary G. Mouradtan of New Britain was not acted upon yesterday. New England Championship For Typing Won by N. B. H. S. Girls Hartford, April 4. The bouse to day passed the antk-dayllght saving bill which would impose a fine of $100 for malicious showing of any but standard tlmn in nnhiiA ti.. bill was bitterly fought by Minority Leader Fenton who declared that it would cause , endless confusion throughout the state. House Leader Buckley moved that under suspension of the rules the bill be sent to the senate. Although Alfred C. Baldwin, clerk of bills had expressed the opinion that the bill was not constitutional, house Leader Buckley declared that it was," and after heated debate it was car ried by a large majority. . Hits Wrist Watches Too The bill would forbid the display of any but standard time on streets . and In stores, and is considered to include even wrist watches. It pro vides for a fine of $100 or Imprison ment of ten days for malicious viola tions. . . Schools Included The bill as amended would include'.. schools in the list of public d laces " where daylight saving, time was for- . tldden. .When the bill came up Rea- resentatlve Bell of Salisbury declared " there had been a disposition In cities and towns to nullify the act of H21 on standard time. He said the oues- tlonnalres by chambers of commerce - were misleading the people on the i question. He asserted the l2l amendment had no penalty and the mayors of Hartford, even had been openly oetylng the law and e-noourag- inc me oeeme or tne oanitai cttv to. dfyL -thejresikt MM ad teeth in tt,Mr; Bell said? Mr. Bell offered an amendment which extended the pro visions to schools. Asks. It Be Tabled' "'.'.:v " Minority Leader Kenton .said the . matter was so Important to the state and especially the industrial centers it should be tabled. House Leader Buckley opposed the motion and said that If the bill were ' passed it would become a law before ' April 2$ the day daylight saving goes into effect. .' , , Mr. Kenton's motion was lost. Pears Great Confusion . Mr. Fenton said he did not oppose the billbecause he sat on the demo cratic side of the house but because he believed, this particular bill would cause endless confusion in tho state. He declared he was even in favor of standard time, but not of this bill. Mr. Wall of Torrington asked if the . amendment penalized a child with 10 diivi In lull if the rhlM want tn irhnftl on daylight saving time. Mr. Averill of .Branford told why the clause amending the original bill was put in. A question by Mr. Fenton as to why courts were not Included led to some discussion, members of the ju diciary committee contending .. that courts open and close at the conven ience of attorneys and that the courts : determine themselves their hours of session. Mr. Schals of Hartford, spoke against the bill and called it foolish and vicious. in New Britain it the home has Misses Spencer, Keller and lien In its standard, the Boy Scouts . Strunz Bring Home Cup, fallen In its standard, the Boy and the Boys' club are helping to lift (Continued on Thirteenth Page) Boys Release Brakes and Auto Crashes Into House Frank Monktewlcs reported to the police this morning that he parked his automobile on North street near Sexton street. He said that some boys released the brakes on the car and it started down North street crashing Into a building at the Intersection of Sexton street The right front fender and running board were smashed. Banner and Medals From Boston Contest. RETIRED ADMIRAL DIES. Philadelphia, April 4. Bear Ad miral Charles B. Moore, retired, died In the naval hospital at the Phila delphia navy yard today. He was 6$ years old and was a member of the naval academy class of 1873. He was made a rear admiral in 1111 and re tired from the service in 1916. THE WEATHER Hartford, April 4. Forecast for New Britain and vicinity! Rain, colder tonight. Thursday rain or snow and colder) strong shifting winds. Writing "piscatorial perambula Hons," at the rate of 67 words a min ute at the Boston business show yes terday afternoon successfully brought the New Kngland High school type writing championship to New Britain. The championship was one by Misses Viola Spencer, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Leon Spencer of Plsinville: Miss Olive Keller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William, Keller of 177 Glen street and Miss Clara Strunz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Struns of Plalnvllle. The young women and their teach er, Miss Ellen C. Talcott, were taken to Boston as guests of the 1'nderwood Typewriter Co., where they were booked to compete In the New Eng land High school typewriter contest at the annual Boston business exposition. The words "piscatorial perambula tions," were given as a test for 15 mtnute steady writing. The number of words written per mtnute Is taken as a record, deductions being made for errors. Judgment made on the net average of correct words per minute. Miss Spencer captured the gold medal which was the first prize, with a re cord of 67 plus was followed closely by Miss Keller who won second prize of a silver medal with a flat record of 67. Miss Clara Strunz took third prize, a bronze medal, with a record of 61. A large blue banner containing the words, "New England High School Typewriter Champions," was present ed to the trio. Miss Strunz Wins Cup A silver loving cup was won by Miss Strunz in a minute contest for speed and accuracy in wide open con test for the New Eng and champion ship later, when she wrote 87 words a minute without error. In addition each of the young wom en captured the Underwood trophies. The t'nderwood Typewriter company had offered silver medals to each con testant who wrote correctly faster than 60 words a minute. Each young woman was awarded one of these medals. A similar medal was awarded Miss Talcott, their Instructress. in a minute contest, won by Miss Strunz, the contest was open to all students of New England, whether High school or business college. There were between 60 and 70 contestants and more than 1,000 spectators. Coming home last evening the young women were so proud of their medals that they hung them on the window curtain in the train for all the world to see. Today the medals and cup are on display st the Senior High school and many congratulations are being received by the winners. IX THE SENATE. The senate received a favorable re port on a bill which calls for appro priation of $644,500 for work at the Norwich State hospital. Of this amount $425,000 Is for the erection of two ward buildings for the ac commodation of 12 patients each, $145,000 for a nurses' home and vari ous smaller sums for minor altera tions. Senator Rogers declared that $160,000 had been cut from the orig inal appropriation asked. The bill which gives deputy com missioners of domestic animals police power was taken from the table today and amended so as to be to inopera tive in towns where there are con- : stables. The bill would give deputy commissioners authority to make ar rests for violation of laws relating to dogs and domestlo animals. The amendment was lost when It wss de clared that It would destroy the full force of the bill. A motion to table the original bill was then lost. Sena tor Atchtson asked for a roll call but the motion was lost. Senator Brooks at this point de clared that giving police power to . various state departments was open ing Up a serious question. He said local matters should not be Inter fered with. The bill wss passed by a rising vote. Reject Waterbury Bill. Two bills introduced by Senator McGrath concerning a referendum on a bond issue for Waterbury and con cerning the division of money derived from the sale of municipal bonds were rejected on unfavorable reports. Senator McGrath defended the bills, declaring that conditions in Water bury demanded the legislation. Sena-' tor Trumbull, however, declared that the bills were not wise. - Another bill Introduced by Sena tor McGrath concerning the taxation (Continued on Thirteenth Page).