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News of the World By Associated Tress Average Daily Circulation For Wet'k Ending i o OO A March 20th. 10)0o4 jnn ESTABLISHED 1S70 IN' CHAPMAN CASE Private Detectives Are Scorning Conn, and Mass. Cities j lor Some ; JUDGE GROEHL ISSUES ; APPEAL THROUGH PRESS! New Britain Voting Woman Said to Have Important Information ml loiig Island Young Man Is Said to rtavp Volunteered Testimony ! That He Siw Skelly's SlHjor and j I he Man Was Not Condemned j llandlt. J (OliAU NOBIS WRIT MAY 111' MM GH I BY GROEHL o . w York. -March 16 lP An old common law writ known I ;.s "coram nobis" may be in voked in an attempt to eavo lb raid Chapman from hanging n Connecticut next April 6 for 'lie murder of a policeman, Frederick Gi'oehl, Chapman's counsel, said today. The law, Mr. Groehl said, Is somewhat similar to the pro cedure used for seeking a re trial, but has the added advan late from a legal standpoint o.' b-'-ing a means of staying xoe.ulio:. It will be. invoked to jrfvrt ibo condemned man's at torneys a chance to file a mo tion for a new trial on the grounds that they have new i". idtnre. A writ of habeas corpus may also be, brought, in the United ijiates courts, Mr. Groolil added, Hit such a petition must come culu r liefore a federal judge in New York, or one In Connecti cut. Meanwhile, investigators who !riv.; been searching Lynn, .Mass., and Hartford and New - Ilritiiin, Conn., for witnesses who lire expected to reveal new i videiica in Chapman's favor hiu" failed to report to the. condemned man's counsel. New York, March 20 P Sev en,! mystery witnesses, including u woman, wee- sought today by at'or u for Herald Chapman, in last eil'orls to save the robber ::oi,i hanging at W'-'her-Ji. id. Conn., .April i; fur t. murder of a New Britain policema n. Hotetthrs .iill.il In Private ib-tee, i -s today were canning ciiK'S in Connection!, and .Ma-Kacii'.is.-' is for some of tile wit-jict-wn. whit' Fred-rick .1. Orochl. ehiif counsel for the rutin w, un pen id t..i tiie press to li.:lf local others. At a council which lasted un'il midnight hapican's attorney, in cluding Frederick Gro.-hl. decided t-"- make another effort to sace their client. Ihrough a writ of habeas corpus. Win tin r this v ill be sought In the circuit court here or district court in Hartford will be decided at another conference. The testimony expected from tho New lOnglnnd witnesses was not. rc vtaled, but the lawyers said that it v,;.-; important and concerned with a p. "I.tii 'ly new phase of the case. Was Not Chapman A yeung man living on Long l.-iand, whose identity was not dis- 'Continued on Page fls) SENT TO PRISON AND EARNS FORTUNE THERE Winconsin Man Studies Engineering, Makes Valuable Invention Milwaukee. Wis., Ma. -eh 26 fPi years ago Walter McDaniols en tered the state penitentiary at Wau pon as a convicted gunman, a dur ing, desperate youth who believed .'e never had had a chance in life. "n May 2S, McDaniels is lo be i' e ased from prison by executive c u-r. a qualified electrical engin- ar.d inventor of electric devices ' 'm il he holds valuable patents. Hack of the penitentiary walla ! m.ie' mr.n cri,., , . i I ..... ,...- .... ., . ,.1. ,iu,.; nira II in. o loii 1,, .tn if... .. !o:- then, to go back to the world. Melijni-ls planned a new life, even taough the court had ordered him C'ir.iiti''d 2"v years. His edi.-'-a'ieii had been lieglect- :. so M Daniels, through a univer sity v; Wisconsin extension course, tj'd; up siinpie arithmetic. He had la puy :or tiie course and that meant L' had to work overtime in prison. Finishing arithmetic he took up a v.. bra. and ..lee1 ileal engineering i...i''ieii.a'ics. Then followed count- s ill e.eiiiral engineering studies. In e;,minatioris he made high t- a b-s. l.:ia r Mcpaniels began v..rk on an electric sign and flash-, v.1. a device in which electric cur-j tents arc open" J and closed to il-1 1'iiiiiniite outline figures on sign j lo.irds. This was patented and now! 1." 's wording upon two oiler do- ! .e. s 'ot ne in kni ting hosiery. l -i;nicls and a companion in ! l""'i held up a Milwaukee nu'oon i wuh li'. w;i guns, ceitlng Four j hours later the ni'n were arres'ti j nd next day they went to prison. ( Stray Cat. Sparrow. Electric Wires, and Business Suspends &1a r'Ver' Ma""" this morning for ,ho .J,,,,, I , o the activate. 0r KuU Hiver'B 1U mills. au lta stor(l(I fMt0i and business places. The Tom cat had had no breakfast and when it ,w R ftn fat llpiln.ow on a transformer it made a flying leap for tho bird. In o doing the cat caused a ),,. circuit in the huge tronsformor, suspending electric service In the entire city for nearly half an hour. Service was back to nor mal after repairmen had mudo food the damage. The cat will recover. BOY BURGLAR ATTACKS COP WHEN DISCOVERED Skierkowski's Scalp Cut With Jimmy in Main Street Store Despite a clout on the head from a jimmy which momentarily dazed him, Patrolman Peter Skierkowski captured two youthful robbers last night at 10 'clock, when they were alleged to have been in the act of rifling the money drawer at Oecu pin & Johnson's paint store at 4ti Main street. Florian Laskoski, aged SKIEHKOW'SKI 17, of 435 North Burrltt street, was bound over to the superior court this morning in police court by Judge Henjamin W. Ailing, under bond of $1.0"'.! on a charge of rob bery. I.askos;ki's alleged 15 yea' old accomplice, will also appear to an swer charges of rohhery tomorrow morning. Oflici r Skbrkowski was trying doors on Main str.'.-t Ls! night when he found that the rear door of the paint store was open. Lx- (Contlnued on Page .) It t ! PATROLMAN STANDS RIGID IN TRACKS AS TRAIN" RUNS HIM DOWN n. c. Hicks, colored, ' of MAINE'S OLDEST WOMAN Hartford, Ground Under IS 105 YEARS OLD TODAY Heavy Freight Near ' i..i:., choih.n miun oiauu.1. i Standing directly in the path of a south bound freight train about 2:30 o'clock this morning, liarkivdale I,'. I Hicks, colored, of 32 Denton street, ' Hartford, was struck and immedi l ab ly killed near the Berlin station. I While no official statement of sui , cide has been forthcoming from the authorities, they admit that the i possibility Is a great one. Appcard to lie Daced i Hicks, according to information secured today, was a real estate operator. At the Berlin station It was said that he arrived In that town on an early passenger train from Hartford. He appeared to be in a dazrd condition and seemed to have little idea of where he was. Noticing this, men at the station asked him where he was going. He . plied that he was bound for New York and. in answer to their iiues- lion as to way he had leit th train .it llfrlin be salit That be must linve f. - ilten nstefn and became confused. He was directed to the waitin room across the tracks and no fur- ther thought was given him unin M ra l-lfc. a uou, ,e- aoer tretgnt tra n. souilinounu. maue nn or ne- , tvveen 9n and 100 cars, ground into j the station amid a squealing of the emergency bralow. Stands llclween Hails The engineer said that the train had struck the man as he stood in the middle of the tracks a short distance north of the depot. Accord ing to the engineer Hicks had ma le no attempt to ,-et out of the path of the approaching Irain. lb' stood between th" rails, looking apparent ly to one sid '. It was impossible lo bring 'he train to a s'op before striking him. Assistant Medical r.vimiin r Mat thew H. Grisnold of !! riln viewed the bolv and gave pr mission for Its removal to the umb i takinir nr. lors of P. O. Port' r Son.-. Now Dri'ain, v.ti. re It Is being pr par-d (Continued on Page 16) NEW BRITAIN, T. A. B. HOME WILL BE READY IN FALL $180,000 Structure on Main St. to Be Started at Once CONTRACT IS AWARDED Hares Construction Co. Will rtulld Clubhouse T'hnined ny Architect Mi Kay Will Afford City It Lars rt Aiidltorliun. Work will be started at once on the erection of a f ISO, Him fraternul building for the Y. M. T. A. k. B. .society at 5,1!l Main street, to be ready for occupancy about October 1. This decision was reached last I night at a meeting of tho building i committee and is the culmination of four years work by a committee np i pointed in ID 1 2 by James1 J. P.ntler, !at that time president of the organi sation. i William If. McKay, architect, pre pared the building plan selected by the organization in competition In which drawings were offered by five architects. The Hayes Construction Co. of this ciiy will erect the build ing, that company's bid having been tiie lowest nf many offered, and is prepared to 1m pin operations at once, William J. Kerin is chairman of the committee and William Ti. Jioyle is secretary, both are former presi dents of tiie "Talis." George F. Kane Is at present at the head of the society, serving his second term as I president. Other members of the building conuni'tee are: William A, Forsyth, sr., William F. Forsyth, jr., John T Fairan. James J. Ttegnnn. ;.iosepn .vt. jiaiioran, ramcK v. King, Michael ,1. v-nn-y. James J. ! Martin, Charles ! Hums, John n'Rrlen. sr., liennis J. Donahue. James Crowe, James .T. Welch, Wil- Ham J. Parley. William J. Sullivan and Thomas Grace. A ill Sell Present Home Tin committee was authorized sev- oral months ago to proceed with tiie work. Although contracts have been signed with the architect and t lie Haves Construction 1 o. tne present cluh house at Lafayette ned Reaver streets has not been disposed of, and at a summons meeting of the society one week from Sunday authorization for Us sale will be sought. That meeting will also consider a proposal for a rf) per cent increase in society (dues. The committee's plan will be j formally reported to the society at a meeting Sunday. I An interesting feature of the new fraternal building is the fact thatcreated him out of tho lust of the pre may ror convenience call the It will afford the largest auditorium ; earth. The author then proceeds to devil, and extending all the way up and hall in the city of New Fritaln. j relate figuratively his opinion as lotto the infinite apex, railed God." Since the razing of Hanna's armory ' on Las'. Main street, several years' ' aco the "Talis" and other organiz- ations have had difficulty in find ing suitable auditoriums and halls in which to hold the larger of their social functions; and construction of the new hall is expected to fill the long felt want. Three Stories Illgli bbTb" Kf KforT ." wm first floor while the upner stories vill lie given over entirely to :lub- (Continued on Page S3) "' j Impaired Dnt Her j Her Health Is Interest In Current Lvciils Is still Keen Portland. Me., March 26 (Pi Maine's ohbsi woman is u.i years today. She is Mrs. Julia Maria Nor lon Deland of this ciiy. "Aunt Jule" as sh" is known to her frii nds, is m impaired health, but. in r interest in current events remains keen and her conversation bright. She was born when Portland was little more than a village ind just i .after the state of .Maine had divorc- id itself from Massachusetts. She recalls clearly the events of the pas', and retneinlH rs well the time site sang at the Boston jubilee celebra tion in 1M19. Mrs. Deland Is a republican In politics and an ardent supporter of President. Coolidge. Ibr views on gen' ral questions include a, belief that woman's place js in the home. She conies of a family distinguished tor longevity. Former Mayor Thomas N. Hart of Boston, who recently ob !...,. I. i.i-l.,,. ' ' oim' lllu" " l,ltis is one of her relatives. ("havlcs Parker. Prominent Tnsilra Aan. I)JS ToHaV ! ' . v Hartford. March Cfi (f Charles F.dwurd Parker. New Kngland mon- cger of the Insurance Company of North America, the Philadelphia l'dre and Marin" Insurance company : t lie Alliance Insurance company, the National Security Fire Insurance and line InUeiunity Insurance company) :of North American died at tne Hotel Heubl. il, this morning. He was 1 year:; old. PAY 1 IMS ON DOLLAR Bridgeport. Conn., March 2ti iP Th.- creditors committee appointed to s (;:. up On: affairs of Janus H. Havens, broker, missing from this city for several a ,irs and under a ebnrv2 of etnln izb mi r.l. Minnuio-f d day that four cents on 'he dollar ''"Id ''e ,, . , ,.r, ,itors. Th claims Hit .1 against Havens total 1 6,nen. CONNECTICUT, FRIDAY, No Conflict Between Evolution And Religion, Assertion Of Clergyman Rev. Vernon L. Phillips of Kensington Says Man Is Created in Image of Cod's Spirit. That the scientific theory of evo lution may be true and yet not con flict with the lliblical stulemeut that "God created man In His own im age," was Intimated by ltev. Vernon I.. Phillips or tho Kensington Con gregatlonal church, at the closing service of the Y. M. C. A. Bible class last evening. l was "Ladles' Night" and marked the close of the fifth year's season of tills class. The meeting wau in charge of Frank U. Hau, presldelt. B. F. Armstrong, led the singing. Music was furnished by the Y. M. C. A. boys' orcln stra. Mr. Phillips, who taught the Y. M. C. A. class in public speaking this season, spoke on "What is God l.lkeV" He said God had a body, but this body is a spiritual and not a ma terial or physical body. "Tho uni verse is the body of God and God is the spiiit." la. declared. Referring to the opening state ment, to the took of Geneses he quoted, "In tho beginning God creat ed the heavens and the earth." lie explained that God is suffi- eiently in control of all the laws of the universe to work His will in the. universe and in human nature. "There are many laws in nature yet undiscovered by man, some of which man never will discover," lie saiu. "God is interpreted to the world in tne experience of man. We see God j in the events of the world. We s. o God often alter events have happen- . e.l." Je cited as an illustration of i t ho theory that man is gradually j discovering new laws of nature, that i a een'urv ago nothing was known 1 of radio. "If V" expect to know what Cod i is Hk". you can only know by the. j revelation that comes in your own I life," he continued. "The statement ' m-au-u man in mis own linage does no! mean that Hie image was physical I'he Image nf God is not ! physical it is spiritual. "Man is a free agent, possessing . the powers of self determining action Ills nature is such that he is able to distinguish between right and wrong. Thus we say he has a moral j consciousness. The physical origin ! of man may not be definitely known. The book of Genesis stages that God UiGLEY DISAPPOIJVTS NOON RALLY AUDIENCE ' ' FaiIs t Appear as Sched - uled at "Rule Shop" Gates Today A fair-sized crowd awaited the scheduled appearance of George A. Quigley for a noonday rally at the .Stanley P.ule & Level factory gates j today, but waited in vain, as the . candidate for tho republican mayor- j alty nomination had cancelled the engagement on account of weather , conditions. An audience of about 40 men huddled in doorways or under the : shelter of a "bridge" uniting two sections of Hie plant. j Well headquarters released a i Iruckload of mail yesterday, the en- ' velopes containing literature being j ; sent to republican voters in fur- ; itherance Of Gardner Weld's candi- J j daey for the republican nomination. ! ; Quigley headquarters will be the , '.scene ot a rally Saturday night at i which lantern slides of one-story 1 schoolhouses will be shown. Quig- ; i ley Is advocating one-story school- j houses and his lantern slides will ' j show what has been done elsewlnre 1 with this type of building. Other : issues ot the campaign win also ne discussed by the mayoralty aspirant and others. Lunch will be provid 1 i e . and the meeting is one to which the general public is invited. A well attended women's rally, whist, and bridge party was held last niaht In democratic headquar ters and Mayor A. M. Paonesia spoke briefly. There was no men tion of opposing candidates and po refutation of campaign statements uttered by the republican entrants ill the mayor's lalk. He discussed city government and told of some of the improvements brought about during the democratic administra tion. Candidate Quigley will speak at I ' Pa"' Monday noon and at th Stanle Works Wednesday noon. A gathering of about 5 women n publicans will hear short cam- paign talks and enjoy an entertain- 1 ment tonight ut Weld headquarters. The nitting will be open to nil women interested m gaining infor- 1 mntion concerning the campaign movements. Reports of work being done by the worn, n who arc hand ling fta'ures of the Weld campaign will be presented. 1111. w i:1111n Hartfonl. .Mar. ill I on a-t i't Nib- Britain and weiniti: Haiti this afternoon and ttt niglil; SaiitnlsT fair and I'tdth-r MARCH , 102G. -TIIIRTY-SIX PAGES. UKW VKIINON PHILLIPS just how God created man. If be had been content to statu slmnlv that God created man .we shnnM have be n saved from much contro versy. The essentia! message of Genesis is that somewhere In the progressive realization of ids ideal for the universe, God creat.-d man in His own image', tints giving men ja nature or spirit, not a body, akin j'o the imag,- of God. The spirit and not Hi,, mat. rial body is the ' churact' rist .c part of man. ' "The body n.ay well !. t!ie result I of the progressive evolution of the ' forces of nature, hut the spirit Is. 'according to this view, the object of j'he special creative province of Gnl. -The only image that God possesses is that of n image of Hin create man it "Science a spirit, and the only self h, wide), fie could the image i f :i snirit. firms that the phyH- cal body of man Is tho result of the laws of evolution, by which man has attained unto his present phvstral state through th1 action of kaown physical laws. Religion affirms that the spirit man is the special object of God's creation, that fre God stepped in. somewhere in tiie pro cess of evolution and man became a 'living soul, created in Hie iniigo of ,God. possessing powers similar to 'hose possessed by God llims f, ami being free to determine his own des tiny. "God created man for 'e'lowship. God needs man as a. channel through, w hich he can work ids pl ies for the universe. The spirit of the universe is one continuous line, ii- Inning at the lowest form, which REPORT OVER $47,00 ! IN COMMUNITY DRIVE i ; .Only $19,000 More Needed by Monday to Attain Goal Set Teams Pledges S1. H. Raymond, L., F & C fit: (b org: I). Ilawling.H, Stanley Works . 611 F. G. Hausman, P. F. Corbin ... 24a (J. T. Bean, Corbin Cabinet Lock .. If.S Larl Kisselhrack, Corbin Screw . . 2 2 llussell Gold. Uns Amount ! 0 4 . eed ,t Frwin . . . Waiter L. Bell, North & Judd . A. W. liitt r. Stan ley P.ule ,st Level Htanh y Hart. II. ,t C, H. ,v H C. I". Stanley, Faf- nir N. C. Avery, Xi vv Britain Machine Stanley .Hunt, small factories W. W. T. Squire . Anna. Mawe .1. M. Ward H. C. Billings Mrs. J. C. Loomis . Mrs. K. Smith . . . (: hi.!. 2ns 78 i ";.i r 32 41. a 52 Pdi.e 241 2 2 :.'" Ic" '.'Si'. 7 42 122. " 12 I.Ve 2". -Pol. 7 Hi -tuie'e 'A MM.-., a a .I2.M 2 S 47S '" 11 .,1".". 1 : IMc'lt lv -Ctc t".2.1' I u P.. W. Pullen . J. W. Marsland . . Mrs. Mary Owsiak William Gry.sbovvski Steve Charaniut . I 'r. B. L. Protass . Kaiph L. Gould . . ' 'liaries Bradb y . . 4." Today's total 3. "2i $i :?.12 Tofal to date . , With one more .12.74H $ 17. "'10. lb', lay in w Ineii 10 re port, (next Monday t week-end in which to nd ViC,l til" .onelli.le the dri vr the I nited Ounniumiv eam- paiga. for IMS has alm.ist r-aeh.-i the $:,0,iiimi mark, and has but Jl:. ""'.' to go to reach the 1-. . 1 1 1 i 1 . d onoia by noon Monday. The t,,ia! anionir re.nrted to date is slinhllv ov.r $17. nno. 1 ne workers todav w.-r.. Hi, glle of the Knights, of Colm the I.urrilt hotel. Grand Knight Walter Ki tiney presided. Solos w. re sung by Francis Kgan and .lames Sullivan 1 Director L. W. Young aniioenc.-d ' that the quota for tin factory t- ams , to date was $11.7"" and they bad raised $1f-,,l5(, having gon. ov,r 'Inir quota. Team 12, small factor-' b-s. was given special mention. The I'afnir Hearing Co. f. am was n port - ' .-d as being ovir its .iiot.i vith 11 total of 1U per cent and still go ing. The s.-coiid best t-aii) is th.v of the Hart ,V Hutchison and Hart Cool, y team with n 'otal of :'::v per cent of its quota, bnab r' t. am ; l as rain d s! per ci nt of its quota. 1 (Continued on Tage Tliir'y.fhr' el PERU, CHILE AGREE ON U. S. MEDIATION Accept Good Offices of America in Tacna-Arica Dispute DETAILS NOT GIYEN OUT Secretary Kellogg Simply Announces Facli Nation Is Willing To Abide lly V. S. Deel-lon And I'rix't'duiv Is ltelng M.'iiH'd Out Now. Washington. March JiJ i.Pi Secre tary Kellogg announced today that the governments' of Peru and Chilu had accepted the good offices of the United States for the settlement of tllo Tacna-Arica controversy. Arrangements for the procedure Ot mediation, the secretary said, are flow going forward in correspou icnee between Washington. Santiago Id Lima. Detail-. Not Known The secretary would make no fur ther explanation of the latest turn in tho, long controversy and state de partment officials professed not to know whether the resort to diplo matic setth iu. nt foreshadowed abandonment of the plesbiscite pro ceedings now In progrss under an arbitral award by President Cool idge. j I'ta-'SLiinalily tiie question, among others, is involved in the corn s 1 pondence between tin- three govern 1 iinnis as lo methods of procedure I under the mediation plan. The Usual Method The normal m. t.hod In diplomatic medial ion would be for each of the .disputant gov. runn nts lo name either Its diplomatic representative in Washington or some other person to meet with Secretary Kellogg for a round table discussion of all as ' peels of the dispute. It would then be the task of the secretary to offer such assistance as he would toward an agreement be- C.veen Hie two countries regarding ; the sovereignty of' the two provinces. ; When an agreement had been readied it would be subject to for mal ratification at Lima and Santi ago. j It. would be natural for the medi ation negotiations to proceed In Washington rather than somewhere in Soul h America. No Definite Information There is nothing definite to Indi cate whether Washington put for- ward In offering Its good offices, a formula for sei t lenient of the. dis pute. Recent conferences between Secretary Kellogg, former Secretary ' H light s, and Gem ral Pershing, how- . ever, would Indicate that some scln ie to definitely end the long quarrel was under consideration. General Pershing served for sev eral months in South America as head of the plebiscite commission, and Is understood to have returned to the United States In grave doubt ; whether a fair plebiscite could be held. His successor at Arica, Major General Lassiter, declared only yes terday that although preparations for the obetlon were proceeding, the prerequisites for a satisfactory de- : eision at. the polls had not been fill- tilled. Immorality At Kennebec Jail Is Told Today At ! 1 CUPID STANDS PAT DESPITE i PROTEST OF GIRL'S MOTHER I Woman Thought Daughter Had lttm Away But Police I.o ate Mcr At Irii mi's House. I'oniieaiiiin,; -!,,; h r daughter. .lane. is. was genu to run away and get married. Mrs Anna Milkai- ' .is, 221 C'nir.'li niee', early this morning asked t'f. ic. r Kumm to !a ip li. f. officer Kaairn v.n; to the home of Jan.- Star!;. 21. Clark stfec'. where !e found .lane. P'.ie .said Ivr mother oi.ji o's io h. r going vviili Frank 1 ,h',.a, of ll.'i l-'.u iiung'on aveaue, Jane iiae-d tiiat s! e l:.el cone to Wal'.ing '."id win, ,la,:a, as he,- inotli. r inti-. maid, but said that she and lier : fiend ha. l gone to a picture show, returning to up- Stark home u' ' 1": 1 a o'clock. Jane sail tie- whole troai,;.;. j, Mia', ie r moth, r oh'-vis i., Jaza. bu: s!ie insists that she was going lo eeiitinue going with iuni Sm ,, . dare 1 that le-r mother d.s no: want her to enjoy hers. !; and 'ha' -he tak'-s ail tin nonay a way troni ,;-! which sh.. makes w.rlving. Fined and Jailed for His Insults to Women New Haven. Mat. li 2'" (A A line j of $2101 and costs with ici days In ; ,-.iil was imposed l.y Ju ice l ariey in city court today on a 10.111 who was charged witii indecently accosting) vvoiin n on tho street. I.- has a family of three childr. 11. The man. John Poll, erino, could offer no ex- ' euse for his actions. si I'l ll-tTM l Mtl Lou Ion, March 2'! IP' Ireland. 1 'anions bre.-ding ground of hale and j h'-arfy old men. has produced a sup. r-ceot. n.itien. - Is William Smith of I'rotnara. coun'y Down,, and has e-b br.-r. d his 12.Mli birth-! day. 11,: was nihi'lK'-ac d nccord ing lo ordinary standards, win n be w ut off 10 ticlit in the Crimean war. -liis mni' strenuous ereise nowa days is walking a mile each Friday 1 '0 ncclve his pension. I BRAVE NURSE OF FIVE PATIENTS DURING PARK CITY HOSPITAL FIRE OR. WILSON AGAIN CALLEDJALSIFIER Judge Ritchie Calls Him "A Re tailer in Falsehoods" EDGE WANTS REFERENDUM eiv .lersey Senator Prepares Uoo- billon Which Would Give IMiMIe Kiglit To Yoke Sentiment On The Prohibition Question. Washington, March TS '.Tl Dr. Clarence True Wilson, of the Meth odist Episcopal board of morals, who j was called a liar In the house Wed- . nesday, was Invited to change his ! middle name today by Federal Judge Klmer K. Kltchie, of Alaska, testi fying before a senate sub-committee. He added that while he would not characterize Dr. Wlson as a falsifier, he considered he was a retailer of falsehoods. The question arose over prohibl- 1 tion enforcement conditions In Judge Ritchie's district, and (he judge, ' whose nomination Is being consder ' cd, was testifying in his own defense, i He referred to statements he said Dr. Wilson had made about Alaskan ' enforcement and defended the ad ministration of justice In the terri i tory as being effective. Proposes Referendum I While the committee was listening to Judge Kitchle, Senator Kdge, re publican, New Jersey prepared a resolution under which a national j referendum on modification of the prohibition act would be held. I "If, as the drys claim." he said, ! "they have no fear that, public opin I ion has reversed itelf, then it. would j seem they should unhesitatingly en ' dorse this plan for a legal national showdown. I "The purpose of this resolution is to provide a method for securing a national referendum on modification Of Ihn Vrcl.a,l n.,ui I ... ...v. a.y l .illlllll iruilfHUtl- tional limits. The overwhelming ver- diet for modification as presented by newspaper polls has been frequently challenged by spokesmen for the. drys "While I disagree with their con- tenfion, sttll it ha, appeared to mo that an opportunity for a legal refer- end,,,,, vote should be provided." . SC ALDS PIJOVB FATAL rorrmgton, Conn.. March 26 Wi Scalds received by Frank. 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Komo - sienski, when he fell Into a basin of hot water Wednesday afternoon re - suited in his death last evening. Governor s Probe Former Prisoner Testifies Convicted Man Had Girl in His Cell Also Relates Stories of Brutal Beat ings Given Inmates. Augusta, Me., March 26 Wl Bru- fal treatment of prisoners at the Kennebec county jail was charged by witnesses today at impeachment proceedings against Sheriff Henry F. Cuniniings before Governor Kaiph O. Brewster and his council, in progress here. Previous testi mony had related to alleged drunk enness, gambling and vice at the .'.ail. lb-erg,' A. Tracy, 0' Home, sen tenced in January, Ui23. testified taat he had seen three deputy nher iffs in flic presence of Sheriff Cuni 1. lings hold a prisoner on the floor o: the "dog house." a eel! for soli tary rontincim nt. while another pris .mr s-ruck him three times in the Immorality Is 1 hargcil. Drunkenness occurred almost every day and once 1; prisoners got drunk a' tiie same time, the wit ness said. He aKo t, -stilled that he had se.-n an inmate whom he had hi ltev, J to bo unmarried take a girl into a cell with eios. d tdmt'ers. while another prisoner and the hit ter's wife stood guard outside. PrtsniiiT Beat Deputy. Be'ore 'lie council recessed, eight witnesses had testified, five being former inmates of the jail. One of them. Lewis Toulouse of Watervllle. '".stilled that he had twice engaged in rough and tumble tights with IVp uty Sheriff Willis Pinkham. while Plnkham was intoxicated. He decker,-. 1 Pinkbani had been intoxicat ed w hile on du'y, had called him ob scene nani-s and abused him until he went to Sheriff Cunimings and threatened fo kill pink ham If the abuse continue 1. Mrs. Marie Geroux. a Frcnch Canadi.in unabie to speak Knglish, t'S'ilbd through an interpreter, that Joseph Latulippe, an inmate of the 'ail. rame to her house while Intox icated and annexed her until nhe (Con'inued on Tare Thirty. thrt) PRICE THREE CENTS SAVES LIVES One Woman, 45 Years of Age, Later Dies From Exposure Iso lation Institution Had 21 Tuberculosis In mates. One Fireman, Overcome by Smoke, Carried From Burning Structure Financial Loss Is Fifteen Thousand Dollars. Undgeport, March 2 ( Fire early today destroyed the old isola tion hospital, just west of Hillside nome, wnere 21 patinnts were con fined, most of thera suffering with tuberculosis. Mrs. Annie Holmes, iS, one of the women patients removnd rmr,, the burning building, died later in Hillside home from the exposure and chock. Tales of Heroism Through the heroism of Miss Nora Flaheven, night nurse on duty In the hospital; Walter McNalty, an orderly, and others who were eum moned to the scene, every one in the burning building was carried out. Captain Sidney L. Bray ot Engine company number 1, overcome by smoke, was curried out of the burn ing structure. Mrs. Holmes, whn wn ill, was helpless In bed when the fire, oroKe out. Miss Flaheven, the night nurse, the only nurse on duly at the time, was taking the temperatures of the patients when McNally, the orderly, came rushing Into the ward, crying out that the building was on lire. Miss Flaheven telephoned to fire headquarters and then turned her attention to the patients. Carries Out Patients She got Mrs. Holmes into a wheel chair as clouds of smoke burst Into I,, , . ' " ra "niJ P,lslld her out on to i Porcn- Sh then rushed bad. I , ,?, b,llMinr ,0 car'y t font j1'"'1 Patients, I V,rs' Holmes cried: "Oh. dna'i ' L!f " V''9 . d ,n "rr ' 3,,. vn'i t. 7 ;"n',wfrd ' Pvls. who cam, iru"n'n P to 'he burning bulldin, and assisted by other men carried the wheel chair in which Mrs. ! Holmes was reclining out on to tie I lawn. The patients were taken eltl,. !cr to Hillside home or tp the Bridge, port Fnglewood hospital, The property loss Is estimated at '$15,000. Nil CUTS DIVIDEND, CONSERVES RESOURCES j ! Reduction to Quarterly of 1 1-2 Per Cent Thought Advisable by Directors At the quarterly meeting of the illreofora nf Vrti-tl, J.V- l,,.t XI- ( .. v. -,ut,,, ... w UUU -1L. W, 1 held yesterday afternoon a dividend jot 1 'j per cent was declared payable I March SI to stockholders of record March 25. I Following is copy ot a statement I prepared by the board of directors 1 to be mailed to each stockholder: j "Because of the heavy losses and i expenses caused by the recent disas ter, which totally destroyed one of our foundry buildings, coupled with jthe use of $:(00. 000 from our cash , resources in tho purchase of the jTraut ,fc Hun? Mfg. Co., the board of I directors at a meeting held March 25. 1926. deemed it wise to conserve :the eash of the company bv tho declaration of a dividend of per cent. Instead o' the usual 3 per cent. "North & Judd M'g. Co., "L. M. WIGHTMAN. Scc'y." SERIOUSLY INJURED Hartford Man Yictlin In Auto Cra-b I Near Willimantle Broken l'cnci- ! Hall Hit.- Him In stomach. I Willimantic. Conn., March 21 tPh I Manuel Hodiquez. 2a. of 2.03 Broad street. Hartford, was tak- n to M. j Joseph's hospital in a serious con dition with a fractured right arm and internal injuries, received In nn 'automobile accident here today. ! The injured man was riding with ! Samuel F. Canuck 0 of the same ad dress, who .as driving. Beaching a sharp turn near the bridge over the Willimantic river on the Colum bia highway, the oar went on the so-' dirt at the side of the read, skidded and crashed Into the fence, the end of the rail striking Hodiquei in lie abdomen and pinning him dew. Canacko was uninjured. Linwo. Scovill. who lives m ar by. helped free Kodiquez. I4KM1S III.AD V Mill .' Hartford, March 26 .Limes 1 l.oemis was elect, d jut sbb id of t Connecticut Mutual Life Insuta' Co. today to succeed the late H. P. Bebinson. Mr. Lonils has I.-xire-presldent of the eoinpan aii! 1111.