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THE PARMER: NOVEMBER 1, 1913
REDDING '-' ' (Special to The Tiir-!.) " Redding, Oct. 31. John H. Hoh nan. Republican candidate for rep resentative. Is plainly not a repre sentative eitiien as regards a willing ness to Give practical eupport to the war measures which have bpn the subjects of appeal to the public. Were all Reddini? people of his disposition the glorious record made by this town e to Liberty Loans, Red uross, 1. na. O. A., Thrift Stamps and other patri otic movements would be non-existent, because as far as can be learned not one ofiese objects has been, aided by tkj smallest contribution from Mr. Hohman despite urgent per eonal eollcitatlon on the part of can vassers. If any of these causes have toeen helped by him the help was ex tended by stealth and indirection. His failure to contribute Is not attrib uted to pro-German sympathies or to scruples which influence the "con scientious objector," as Mr. Hohman has said or done nothing to indicate either of these propensities. He is an Industrious carpenter in good circum stances and while thriftily inclined has not been regarded as penurious. So that stlnginofis does not afford an explanation arty more than the other possible reasons which have been considered and dUsmissed as not ap plicable to the case. To a George town canvasser who laid siege to him for more than an hour a few days ago in behalf of the last Liberty loan his refusal to subscribe was accompanied toy no explanation beyond the state ment that he didn't care to. He was firm about it, Wut not at all excited and the canvasser finally gave up the Job, thoroughly mystified as well as annoyed. Had the Republican caucus Talized Mr. Hohman's apparent lack of patriotism It is unlikely that his name would have found a place on the ticket. Contrary to expectation the ad1 journed town meeting Saturday after noon did not engage in any discussion (regarding the merits of the single icontract system of pioviding for high way repairs as compared with other imethods. It seemed to toe taken for granted that the former system, in operation far the past three years, ' ,would be continued. Tha estimates icontained in the report of the finance committee made n a total budget of j$2,000 of which $7,500 was allotted for iroad repairs,' An attempt to reJuee the appioprlation to $7. COO met with :f allure. Under the expiring contract :the price paid for road upkeep was $5,000 yearly, and the larger sum made available on Saturday was determined ilby the increase in labor costs. First Selectman Sanford expressed to the meeting his opinion that while the 'contract system had tM brought any thing like perfection he considered it the best practicable plan in sight. He said that while there had been many well-founded complaints of "defective conditions these had always received prompt attention from Contractor Banks when reported to him. If the work was the second time- slighted, as isometimes happened, the fault was apparently with the workhjg crews.. ;The meetins then passed a resolu tion fcy which there was appointed a road committee of six consisting of ithe selectmen and. Michael Connery, IT. SanfonS 0orn and F. A. Judd, Tills committee Is empowered to en ter into a threc-vear contract for road maintenance and also charged with the supervision of the work. In the former road committee the selectmen were not included. The terms of the new contract will provide that gravel be used on hills as far as practicable. Appropriations were voted in accord ance with the finance committee's es timates. After the American Surety Co. had, in 1915, paid the town $2,375 to make gtod the Bho-rtage of 'Henry Iuncan as tax collector it "placed an attachment on Duncan's real estate in a suit to recover.. The case was assigned for trial la the Superior court at Can bury on Tuesday last, but went over. In (May, 1915, following 'disclosure of the shortage Duncan was committed to the State hospital at Middletown as an insane person, and Michael ' Connery was appointed his conserva tor. The conservatorship still holds although Duncan received his liberty after a few months' stay in the hos pital. While he was there he made an asignment in bankruptcy for the benefit of his creditors other than the surety company, one of the principal of these creditors being Attorney Tammany of Norwalk. An effort to establish the validity of the assign ment on the ground that Duncan made it in a lucid interval failed in the courts, thereby giving precedence to the surety company's claim. In defending the pendiing suit Attorney Tammany makes the claim that the surety company insuied only against losses resulting front defalcation and not from those attributable to the for mer collector's insanity. Therefore, it is maintained, the company is not en titled to judgment for the full amount . of the shortage. No sum is named as ' being chargeable to insane acts and how a court or Jury can reach correct conclusions is difficult of comprehen sion. However, any deduction based on the insanity claim would divert just so much of the assets Dor division ' among the general creditors. Because such deductions might possibly be col- lected from the total already paid the town :by the surety company Attorney jTaytor, the company's counsel, invited I the town to put in an appearance at the trial. The town, believing its in : tere.sts to be in no particular danger, ! declined. The Duncan real estate in ! volved in the suit is valued at about '$2,509 and upon it there is a $700 mort ! gage and tax Hens for about $250. s Following the adjournment of Sat ; urday's town meeting but before the : dispersal of the gathering First Se I lectman Sanford introduced1 to the as ! semblage Charles D. Lockwood, one i of the town's attorneys in the tax suits and Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor. Mr. Lockwood proceeded to make a brief political address based on Pres:"i?nt Wilson's ' appeal for the election of a Demo cratic Congress In order that the Ad ministration might have a safe margin of sympathetic eupport in its prosecu tion of the war. The speech was forcible and incisive and caused some i, of the Republican auditors to squirm although they could not deny the per tinence and force of the speaker's facts and logic. " i Formal notice has been given of an appeal to the Supreme Court of the j Peok and Luttgen tax suits against t. the town In which Judge Kellogg re cently gave a decision adverse to the plaintiffs. The latter are now taking . i the cases to the court of last resort J and probably a year will elapse be- foS-e the litigation reaches a final con. , ' elusion. t" Mrs. Rodney Wilcox Jones, daugh ' ter of B. A. Plnkney of Georgetown, died in New York last Sunday, her is survived by her husband and! three children. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the home in New Ro chelle and the body was brought to Redding the next day and interred in Umpawaug cemetery. For the big drive which opens (Nov. 11 in behalf df the Red! Cross, Knights of Columbus, T. M. C. A, Jewish Welfare and other War relief objects the committee at Hartford has again split up Redding instead of leaving it a unit. Georgetown nd West Red ,ding are set off to anbury and the Center and Ridge to Fairfield in ac cordance with existing iRedi Cross af filiations. Chairman McCollam is try ing to have the arrangement changed. Transfer was made last week toy Catherine Drier of her ;real estate in Georgetown to Granville Whlttlesy of Danbury. The infant non of Bert Reilly died last Friday and was .buried on Sun day in the Ridge cemetery. Rev. Mr. Woolworth conducted the funeral ser vices. S. C. Shaw is at his summer home on the Ridge, having nearly recovered from his recent operation for appendicitis. The new road committee will meet next Monday to draw uip a contract ani arrange to ajdvertiue for bids. N. Y. Live Stock Market Beeves Fair to choice steers sold at $12.50 $17.85 per 100 lbs; bulls, $8 9; cows, $4 $10; dressed beef, 15 1-2 S 28c for common to prime na tive sides. Calves 'Common to prime veala sold at $13 $20 per 1000 lbs; a few head, $20.25 $20.50; Gulls, $10 $12; fed calves, $8.50 $10; grassers, $7 $8; yearlings, $6 $7; .city dressed veals, 18 29c; country dressed, 16 2Sc. Sheep Common to prime sheep (ewes), $6.50 $11 per 100 lbs; culls, $5 $6; common to prime lambs, $14 $17; culls, $10 $13. Dressed mut ton, 12 18c lb; dressed lambs, 20 S 26c. Hogs Heavy to medium hog3, $17.50 $17.75 per 100 lbs; roughs, $15.2J. Country dressed hogs, 29 28o per lb; roasting pigs, 33 35c. N. Y. Wholesale Prices Bufttr Creamery, higher than as tras, lb, 58 1-2 59c; extras, 58c dairy, tubs, finest, 67 57 l-2c; good to prime, 5S 56c. Eggs Fresh gathered, extras, per doz, 60 61c; extra firsts, 57 59c Fruits Apples, Mcintosh, bbl, $6 S? $9; Alexander, bbl, $4 $6 Jonathan, bbl, $5 $8; Snow, bbl, $1 $6; Hol land Pippin, bbl, $4 $5; Fall Pippin, bbl, $4 $5; York Imperial, bbl, $4 J5.E0; Gravenstein, bbl, $4 $6; King, bbl, $4 $5.50; Hubbardson, bbl, $3.50 6 $5; Baldwin, bbl, $4 $5.50; Ben Davis, bbl, $3.50 $4.25; Greening, bbl, $2.50 $6.50. Pears, per bbl, Bewrre Bosc, $8 $13; Beurre Clair gesui, $6 & $9; Beurre d'AnJou, bbl, ?fl $8; Sheldon, $5 $10; Webster, $6.50; Lawrence, $4 $6 ROLL OF HONOR SENT FROM THE IGHTiNG FRONT Washington, Oct. 81 Casualty ists furnished by the Commanding General of the American army and made public tpday contain 731 names divided as follows: Killed in action, 38; died of -wounds, 16: died of accident and other causes, 3; died of disease, 37;. wounded severely, 121; wounded (degree undetermined) 457; died from airplane accident, 1 missing in action, 25; wounded slightly, 30; prisoners, 3. Private William H. May, of 249 Coleman street, is reported as slight ly wounded in today's casualty list. Connecticut list comprises twelve names in today's list, divided as fol lows: Killed In Action. Charles E. Marshall. Greenwich. Wounded Severely. Daniel T. Holbrook, Ansonia. Wounded (Degree Undetermined.) Lyles Atkinson, Fair Haven. Francis L. Foley, Hartford. Joseph H. Brown, Killingly. Jontph Wojciechowski, Terryville. Edward J. Howard, Waterbury. Edward Jouden, Greenwich, William H. Snyder, Torrington. Wounded Slightly. Charles Horowitz, New Haven. Stephen Kosilko, New Britain. William H. May, 249 Coleman street, Bridgeport. STATE ''AND LEGISLATION NATIONAL IELATED-W. CLOSELY T. HINCKS Democratic Candidate For Senator From 21st District is Progressive of Active Type For Woman Suffrage and Prohibition His Interesting Career As Lawyer and Business Man. Washington, Oct. 25 Casualty lists furnished by the Commanding Gen eral of the American army and made public today contain 513 names di vided as follows: K!ted in action, 21; died of wounds, 11; died of accident and other causes, 3; died of disease, 6; wounded severely, 96; wounded (degree undetermined), 188; wound ed slightly, 169; missing in action, 13; prisoners, 4; died of aeroplane acci dent, 2. Six Connecticut names are listed in casualty list today as follows: Wounded (Degree Undetermined) Leroy E. Grant, Naugatuck. Oyvln Blnnlx Lange, Now Canaan. Slightly Wounded Arthur Beauleau, Putnam. August Jackouski, Mystic. Charles Meyer, Taftville. William Walsh, New London. Washington, Oct. 26 Casualty lists furnished by the Commanding Gen era! of the American Army and made public today contain 214 names divid ed as follows: Killed in action, 5; died of disease, 12; wounded severely, 31; wounded, degree undetermined. 130; missing in action, 6; died of ac Kieffer, i cldent and other causes, 8; wounded $2,508 $4.50. Quinces, bbl, $2.50 $S; bushel bsk, $1 $2.50, Grapes, case, $1 $1.50; Niagara, $3 $4. Hay and Straw Hay, timothy. No. J, large bales, ton, $38; No. 3 to No, 2, $28 $S7; shipping, $25 $28; fancy, light clover, mixed, $34 $37; No, 1 clover, mixed, $28 & $33. Straw, No. 1 rvo. $21. Potatoes. Maine. 100 lbs.' $2.37 $2.63; Long Island, 100 lbs, $2.50 $3.03. Poultry, Dressed Turkeys, spring, selected, 40 43c; poor to fair, 20 30c. Chickens, 10 to 17 lbs to dozen, lb, 45c: 18 to 24 lbs. 45c; 25 to 30 lbs, 38 42c; 31 tb 36 lbs, S5c; 37 to 42 lbs, 3oc; 40 to 47 lbs, 86c; 48 lbs and over, 87c. Fowls-, 0 lw and over to dozen, 35 l-2c; 48 to 56 lbs, 35c; 43 to 47 lbs, 34 l-2c: 36 to 42 lbs. S3 l-2c: 30 to 35 lbs, 32c; under 30 lbs, 31c. Spring ducklings, lb, 40c. Squabs, prime, white, to 10 lbs and over to dozen, per dozen, $3.50 $S.25- dark, per dozen, $2 $3; culls, per dozen, $i $1.50. Oulneas, spring, per pair, 90o $1.50; old. per pair, 60 75c. Poultry, Live Chickens, 28c; fowls, 28 31c. Turkeys, 32 33c. Ducks, 25c. Geese, 24 250 Guineas, per pair, 75c. Live pigeons, per pair, 35 40c. Vegetables Beans, wax or green, basket. 10c $1. Beets, 100 bunches, $1.50 $2.50; basket, 60 75c; bbl, $1.50 $2,500. Carrots, 100 bunches, $1 $2; basket, SO 90c; bbl, $1.50 $2. Cucumbers, basket, $1 $2.25; slightly, 27. Connecticut has three names tn the casualty lists today. ' Severely Wounded. William E. Corey, Norwich. SlUthtly Wounded. Nells P. W. Nielsen, Hartford. Wounded (Degree Undetermined). Vincenzo Gioia, Stratford. The following Marine Corps casual ties are reported by the commanding general of the American Expedition ary Forces for today: Killed in ac tion, 1; died of wounds received in ac tion, 5; died of disease, 17; wounded severely, 2; missing in action, 15 total, 41. tbl, $2 $4.60. Cucumber pickles. email, basket, $2 $3. Cabbages, per ton, $15 $20; per 100, $3 $4.50; red, bbl, $1.25 $2. Cauliflowers, bbl, $2 $4.50. Celery, bunch, 15 60c; rough, case, $2 $3.50. Horseradish, 100 lbs, $6 $7. Lima beans, potato, basket, $1 $2: flat, basket, 60c $1. Onions, Connecticut, 100 lb bag, $1.50 $1.75. Pumpkins, bbl, $1 $l.".0O. Radishes. 100 bunches, $1.50 S2. Rhubarb, 100 bunches, $2 $3. Squa.'.i, Hubbard, bbl. $1 $1.60; marrow, bbl, 75c $1.25. Turnips, Rutabaga, bbl, .$1.25 $2; white, bbl, .$1 $2. To matoes,, crate, 60c $1.50; green, crate, 50 75c. Corporal Bart Sanford Wounded by Flying Shrapnel Redding, Oct. 31 Corporal Bart Sanford, othejmse known as Jona than Sanford, Jr., is in a base hos pital at Reading, Eng., suffering three wounds received on the western battle front. Flying projectiles pen etrated his right hand, left leg an.i right side. One shell fragment was removed from his side following an operation at the hospital. He is the first Redding boy now serving in France to be reported as a casu alty. News of his injuries were received by his father, Town Clerk Sanfora, in a letter from the young soldier, written at the hospital on October 7. Corporal Sanford tells his parents not to worry as he is getting along nicely and expects to rejoin his com pany in a comparatively short time. He was one of the first to enlist from Redding, Joining the colors shortly after the declaration of war Washington, Oct. 29 Casualty lists furnished by the commanding general . of the American army and made public today contain 560 names, divied as follows: Killed in action, 54; died of wounds, 43; died from accident and other causes, 6; died from airplane accident,'- 4; died of disease, 92; wounded severely, 99; wounded (degree undetermined), 145; wounded slightly, 40; missing in ac tion, 65; prisoners, 2. Lieutenant James Agnew of 276 Bank street, Bridgeport, is among those reported as wounded severely in thee aSTialty lists today. Connecticut names included in list above are: Killed in Action. Orajio Alasce, Manchester. Died of Disease. Charles L. Cotter, New Britain. Eromah Pera, New Britain. Wounded Severely. Clarence T. Murdock, Hartford, James Agnew, 276 Bank street, Bridgeport. Wounded (Degree Undetermined) . Jacob Ariewitz, Tantic. Robert E. Overton, Waterbury. Missing in Action. Dominick Magaldi, Waterbury. - Washington, Oct. 30 Casualty lists furnished by the Commanding Gen eral of the American Army and made public today contain 423 names divid ed as follows: Killed in action, 7; died of wounds, 17; died of accident and other causes, 8; died of disease, 34; wounded severely, 57;" wounded (degree undetermined), 141; wounded slightly, 142; missing in action, 17. Three Connecticut names appear in casualty list today as follows: Wounded (Degree Undetermined). Walter L. Lamoureaux, Waterbury. Wounded Slightly. Albert Porat, Bristol. Warren R. Thompson, Broadbrook. Marine Corps casualties reported by the Commanding General of the American Expeditionary Forces con tain 69 names, divided as follows Killed in action, 2; died of wounds received in action, 1; died of disease. 41; wounded in action (severely), 3 wounded, degree undetermined, 1; missing in action, 19; prisoners, 2. OCT. 30 HEAT RECORD 72 DEG. New York. Oct. 31. New York had the hottest October 30 on record yes terday, when the temperature at noon rose to 72 degrees and the psreentage of humidity was 76. On October 30, 1912, the temperature was 71 degrees at 8 o'clock in the afternoon, this be Ing the previous high record The highest temperature now on record for the whole month occurred on Oct. 1, 1881. whn the mercury rose to 88 degrees. Yesterday's heat svertops Tuesday's by 3 degrees, but 'ooler weather is promised by the Weather Bureau, with rain either this demiee following an operation. Shelafternoon or tonight. Thursday, Oct. 31 "No candidate for office in these days should ask for elec tion just because he is a goodj fellow," declares William T. Hincks, candidate of the. Dem ocrats for Senator, in the 21st district. "He should have some definite constructive pro gram to offer to the voters." Mr. Hincks made this statement to a Times-reporter, who ask ed him for an interview, and continued: "I. should like to have some hand in the shaping of legislation after the war. I heard Dr. John R. Mott, the head of the United War Work Cam paign, say that the next ten years were going to be the most interesting and vital years in the world's history; and certainly it is true that they will be filled with the greatest problems of readjustment and reconstruction the world has ever seen. Just how important a part state legislation will form in this situation I do not know, but there is a necessary relation be tween state and national legislation so that the one goes hand in hand with the other, and the man who takes part in state legislation and who does his part zealously and unselfish ly will be contributing his portion to ward the solution of the great world's problems. A Selling Proposition I believe a candidate for office in order to make a successful appeal to the public must have some very defi nite and fixed principles or qualifica tions on which to base his claim for election. We cannot go on in these days handing out to the voters the same old stuff that our fathers and grandfathers did. Not only must a candidate reflect the conditions and ideas and beliefs of the times, but he must be a leader In creating and modifying those ideas and conditions. A man ought not to be elected to of fice today Just because he is a good fellow and hasn't any enemies. He ought not to be elected because he is content to follow, where others lead. A campaign is a selling proposition pure and simple. A candidate must have something posiUve and definite to sell to the voters or else he ought not to get their vote. For Woman Suffrage "I had- hoped that the federal amendment for woman's suffrage would be adopted at Washington and would come before our state legisla tures this winter. I still have hopes that it may, although at the last count the necessary two-thirds majority to pass it was not to be had in the United States Senate. The Prohibition Amendment "I am, however, a strong and open advocate of the proposed amendment to the United States Constitution pro viding for national prohibition. This has already been ratified by the leg lslatures of many States, and will come before our legislature this win ter. I believe the adoption of this amendment will do more good for the world at large and will be of greater benefit to one's time and gen eration than anything that would or dinarily fall to one's lot to do. have made my advocacy of govern mental prohibition the foundation stone of my candidacy. "A large manufacturer In Bridge port told me that he was about to build a factory in a state which had adopted prohibition a year before. He had a survey of labor conditions made and found that (he efficiency of labor had improved 15 per cent during the year that prohibition had been adopted. I have never been a total abstinence man myself, but when I think of the wickedness and suffer ing that is caused by liquor, I feel that it would be a verey small sacri fice for any of us to give up his own benefits that would be produced if personal tastes for the incalculable rum were forever thrown into the dis card. "I can claim no special qualifica tions for the senatorship. I have spent a good deal of my life, especi ally of recent years, in the public service, and I have always been in terested in governmental matters. I was educated as a lawyer and prac ticed for thirteen years, the last five years being spent as general counsel for the Connecticut Railway & Light ing Co. I have been in the banking business for a dozen years or more, and am a member of the barrd of di rectors of quite a number of corpora tions and institutions. Student of Taxation "I am a good deal interested in the. legislation of local and state tax ation. I have studied and written more or less on these fo5ects, and last year I was appointed by Gover nor Holcomb as a state delegate to the National State Taxation confer ence at Atlanta. I am a member of the National Tax Association. As president of the Connectic.ut Associa tion of Securties Dealers I have been quite active in securing the passage of laws by our Connecticut legislature which have served to modernize to a certain extent the taxation of securi ties. This association presented to the legislature a measure, which was ul timately passed, making the bonds of our Connecticut cities and towns ex empt in the hands of Connecticut holders, and this has resulted in Bridgeport, as well as other cities, procuring a higher price for its bonds than they otherwise would have brought. "I do not believe that anyone ought to make a strenuous political cam paign in these times of war. I shall content myself with a very moderate effort." Heads War Work Mr. Hincks is a member of an old Bridgeport family and has been idert tified with the progress of the city since boyhood. He is a member of the Fairfield county bar, formerly practicing attorney and general coun sel for some of the big concerns ST the city. For a number of years has been a member of the firm of Hincks Bros., dealers in bonds and fi nancial agents. He has been active In politics at various times, was a former chairman of the Democratic Town committee, and has taken a keen interest in all of the matters which affect the welfare of the city During the last year Mr. Hincks has been active in war work and has spent a great deal of his time in aid of the War Savings campaign, and especially in promoting the sale of thrift stamps. As a consequence of his work, aided by many others, the sale of stamps in Bridgeport has been larger than in any city of Connecticut, and the per capita sale has been larg er than in any city of its size in the country, and larger than nearly all other cities of the United States. Re cently Mr. Hincks was selected as chairman of the War Work commit tee, which Is to have charge of the big drive to raise' the sum of $400,000 in Bridgeport for the seven organiza tions doing war work with our sol diers abroad. MAKE APPEAL FOR RUSSIANS SICK IN HUN PRISON GAMP Copenhagen, Oct. 31. The Copen hagen office of the Moscow prisoners' war relief committee asks The Asso ciated Press to convey to America an appeal in behalf of the more than two million Russian prisoners in Germany and Austria who appear to have been generally forgotten. At least 200,000 of the prisoners are ill and death an nouncements reach the Copenhagen committee daily literally in bundles.. The funds of the Copenhagen com mittee are nearing exhaustion and the committee cannot send more Jhan 20,000 parcels' of food monthly. The committee -declares that unless funds are received even this trifling relief must end. MARRIED. LUDLOW k- BAZLET In Danbury, ' Oct. 23, Clarence Ludlow and Mrs. Dorothy Bazley. MERRIFIELD FLINT In New York, Oct. 23, Frederick M. Merri field of Rowayton and Miss Mary B. Flint of Detroit. LITTLE PIERCE! In Springdale, Oct. 23, Gordon H. Little and Miss Caroline Pierce. JOHNSON-PALMER At Riverside, Oct. 17, Anna A. Palmer to Charles L. Johnson of Darien. CASE-DAVIS In Danbury, Oct. 17, Harold T. Case and Miss Julia A. Davis. RUXDLE-BROWN In Greenwich, ' Oct. 16, Samuel H. Rundle, of Dan bury, and Miss Gladys A. Brown, of Washington, D. C. MEN WORE MASKS ESCAPED DISEASE London, Wednesday, Oct. SO. A transport carrying 6,000 American sol diers has arrived at a British port. During the- trip there were only 60 cases of influenza Te'ported. One death was caused b ythe disease. The success achieved in combatting the malady was due, in the., opinion of physicians, to the fact that every man wore a cloth mask during the vtyage. PRODUCTION MUST NOT BE LESSENED Washington, Oct. 31. An appeal to munition workers not to slow up in their work as a result of peace talk, was issued today by Major General Williams, chief of ordnance. "We of the ordnance department have nothing to do with peace talk,' he said. "For us theer is no peace; ouir bus iness, our awful responsibility is war. If you and others should plan what you will do when peace comes, no welcome peace ever will come. EMPRESS INSISTS KAISER ABDICATE Paris Oct. 81 The German Em press is very ill and weak. It is said she is haunted by the memory of the Russian revolution and insists upon the addication of the Emperor. FOR CAMP LEE. Divided Counsels of the Bolsheviki Petersburg, Va., Oct 31 Massa chusetts will furnish the next incre ment of drafted men for Camp Lee. Thirteen thousand men from that state will entrain for the camp in the five day period beginning November 11, officers here were notified today. The Massachusetts troops will be the first contingent of any size to be sent to this cantonment from states other than Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Moscow, July 20 (By Associated Press Courier to Stockholm) Bol shevik leaders are divided as to the best means of perpetuating soviet Russia. One faction wants a real army to fight Germany and believes actual war with Germany will be necessary. Another faction, yhich includes those who lean toward the social revolutionists, would wage guerilla warfare against Germany and attack Germans wherever and whenever possible. The third and predominant group urges the preser vation of the Brest peace and clings to the hope that social revolution Germany and all the rest of the world will be brought about by constant agitation. Such a revolution in Ger many, in the opinion of this group will mean the restoration to Russia of all its territory and the permanency of the soviet government. Many foreign observers believe th flower of the Russian army and th, best of the old officers, fell in the firs three years of the war. Other ob servers are confident the officers and men of the disbanded army consti tute a mass out of which a smaller army will some day be created to overthrow German oppression. EMPEROR NOT OPPOSED WILL HOLD POLISH DISTRICTS Paris, Oct. 31 General Skoropad ski, the Ukrainian Hetman, according to a Zurich despatch to the Journal des Debats, has sent three Ukrainian divisions to the Polish frontier to oc cupy the districts of Cholm and Pod lachia. They were given to the Ukraine to the prejudice of Poland by the Brest-Litovsk treaty. The German authorities in the Ukraine, it is added, support General Skoropadski. Numerous German sol diers have Joined the Ukrainian divi sions sent to the Polish frontier. Copenhagen, Oct. 31. Request was made by the Socialist members of the the tower house of the German Keicn- stag on Tuesday that the ministry ob tain the emperor s consent to a cnange in the article of the constitution which gives him the right to make war and -Deace. One Of the secretaries an nounced in the House on Wednesday that he had been authorized to de clare the emperor is no wise opposed the change. FUEL SITUATION IS MUCH RELIEVED Improvement in the coal situation as regard the bituminous supply is noted by T. J. Pardy, head of the local fuel commission, who says, there is now a fair supply for the factories of the city. He also expects improve ment in the anthracite supply which has not been quite up to expectations. release of barge carrying soft coal al lowing them to be turned over to the carrying of the domestic supply. He expects there will be coal enough to prevent suffering, but urges the ut most economy in its use. He also GET ANDRASSY NOTE. Washington, Oct. 31 Minister Ekengren, of Sweden delivered to Secretary Lansing today the note of Count Andrassy, new Austro-Hungar-ian foreign minister, asking the Secre tary to intervene with President Wil son for favorable action on the Aus trian request for American and Al lied armistice terms. The note was in Swedish text. A translation shows no 'material differ ence from the version already pub lished in press despatches. GARFIELD'S SON DECORATED. Washington, Oct. 31 Lieut. Stan ton Garfield of the French Field Ar tillery, youngest son of Fuel Adminis trator Garfield, has been decorated with the Croix de Guerre for valor at the front in France, Dr. Garfield was notified yesterday. ROAD FROM OSTEN D TO ZEEBRUGGE FORTRESS LINED WITH MANY GUNS Belgian Army Headquarters in Flanders, Sunday, Oct. 27 (By the Associated Press) The road from Ostend to Zeebrugge, . which the Ger mans recently held is one continuous fortress with many guns silhoutted against the. sky. The number of guns increases as the fortified line nears Zebrugge . The Germans evidently meant that this line should be a permanent one. One concrete block remains unfinished and there are other evidences that the Germans started work on new forti fications as late as one month ago. The town of Blankenbergh, between Zeebrugge and Ostend, is virtually undamaged, but deserted. All the Bible to conserve the coal supply. It I buildings have been stripped of cop- ;.s expected that prices for wood will I per and Iron. soon be fixed by the state fuel com- 1 Ostend,from a distance, looks ex- i . . , . actly as iexe aa.y i" ume or peace. mission. Flags are hanging from every window and ihe city is decorated gaily. Signs of ruin and damage, however, be come apparent as soon as tne city is entered. Ostend has suffered much The casino is desolate and empty and the walls have been riddled with shell fire. The maritime station a comolete wreck. Many houses have crumbled to the ground and most of the bridges in the town have been destroyed. The fact that not all the bridgss were blown up by the Germans i commented upon by military visitors to Ostend. An alderman of the city explained that the German general staff had given orders to destroy all the bridges. However, the German non-commissioned officers detailed for the work of destruction, fell easy vic tims to a persuasive 100 or 200 marke bills;' ' ' NOW IT IS OUR TURN (Written by George Ade for the Na tional Security League.) A German, In a back room some where, drew up a program of the war as it was to be. France was to be sent sprawling with one blow of the fat fist. Then clumsy Russia was to' be sub dued. After that, l.aughty England, and then, bumptious America. A German picked out the pretext for the war. A German whispered to Austria the words which made conflict inevitable A German ordered the invasion of Belgium. A German sighted the torpedo at the -Lusitania. The Germans claimed all of - the early privileges in the present contro frsy. Now we (that is, the Allies) in all humbleness, calling attention to the fact that we were somewhat ignored at the beginning of the performance, claim Just one right, or privilege, or inning, or whatever you choose to call it. To even accounts and balance the books, the Allies should be permitted to name the date on which war is to end. Bf fair, Germany, and grant us this one small favor; you, who have rev eled in the initiative. And for goodness sake, don't hurry us! Don't be offering suggestions as to peace terms. Can't you see that we are busy? With our hands on our hearts, we assure you tnat, in due time ana proper season, the last shot will be fired and the long peace will be inaugurated. SEC. DANIELS DEDICATES HUT Portsmouth, N. H., Oct. 31. Sec retary of the Navy Daniels came to this city today to inspect the navy yard and take part in the dedication of a Y. M. C. A. hut. From here he will go by automobile to Manchester, making a brief stop at Durham, where he plans to address the military and. naval units at New Hampshire college. After a political speech in Manchester, at o'clock he will return for another Democratic rally here In the evening and later he may sneak at Dover. Only a few minor details remain tc be completed in the $8,000,000,000 war revenue bill. DIED. BRUNO At Noroton Heights, Oct. 20, Benjamin Bruno, aged 22 years. BROWN In Norwalk, Oct. 20, Harry W. Brown, aged 37 years. Ml'RHAY In this city, Oct. 24, 1.918, George Murray. OON.-VX In Waterbury, Oct. 24, 1918, Mary Madigan, wife of the late Thomas Noonan. McEI.ANEY In this city. Oct. 25. 191S, Thomas F., beloved husband of Anna Baker McElaney. PRENDERGAST In this city, Wed- . nesday. Oct. 23, 191S, Alice, daugh ter of John and Teresa Ryan Pren dergast, aged 16 years.. LITTI.EFIEI.D In this city. Oct. 23.. 1918, James Charles Littlefleld, aged 3! years. PAPALIA In this city, Oct. h, 1918 Mury McNarmara, wife of Antonio Papalia, aged 30 years. HART In this city, Oct. 24. 1918. Ethelbert Hart, aged 28 years, 1 month, 1 day. STREMPEL In this city, Oct, 24, 1918, Augusta Carolina Maria, wife of. Bruno Strempel, aged 47 years. GUERNSEY In this city, Oct. 25. 1918, Johanna, beloved wife of Em ory Guernsey, aged 45 years. PITZ In this city. Oct. 25. 1918. Augusta, beloved wife of Gustavo Pitz, aged 57 years. KELLEY In thisitv. Friday. Oct. 25, 1918, Thomas Kelley, aged 47 years. BISHOP In this city, Friday, Oct. 25, 1918, Jennie Mary, beloved wife of Wm. James Bishop, aged 2 8 years, ' 7 months, 23 days. DAMTOFT In Clayton, Ga., Oct. 25, 1918, Keen Lillian Martin, wife of Walter J. Damtoft. EVANS At Calgary. Alberta, Canada. ; Oct. 23, 1918, William H. Evans, in his 70th year. ap McGARKY In Fairfield. Oct. 25. 1918, Patrick J. McGarry aged 70 years 7 months, 10 days. FEE In this city, Oct. 25. 1918. Sarah, widow of Patrick Fee. STRICKFUS In this city. Oct 25. 1918, Christina F. Poland, wife of Joseph Strickfus, SAMPSON In this city, Oct. 24, 1918 Howard E. Sampson, 35 Bishop ave nue, aged 30 years, 16 days. HALL In Norwalk, Oct. 26, Miss, Rebecca J. Hall, aged 21 years. MORTON In Norwalk, Oct. 25. Mary, widow of Alexander Morton, . n.e-eri 74 vpnra WILDMAN In Danbury. Oct. 26. Anna Mav WilrimHTl. ao-erl 54 veam, BROWN LEE At the Danbury hos pital, Oct. .25, Myrtle Loomis Brownlee, aged 22 years. SUTTON In Danbury, Oct. 25, Mrs. : Nellie Sutton, aged 51 years. BRENNAN In Danbury, Oct. 25, Patrick Brennan, aged 62 ysBis. LYNCH In Danbury, Oct. 25, Mary A., wife of Josps P. Lynch. LEE In Danbury, Oct. 25,. Charles W. Lee, aged 79 years. WIEDL In Danbury, Oct. 23, Han- ' sine D. Wiedl. SEYMOUR In Danbury, Oct. 23, i Charles H. Seymour, aged 72. KANE In Danbury. Oct. 23, Daniel J. Kane, aged 47 years. GORMAN In Danburv, Oct. 22, Nora O'Brien, wife of Daniel A. Gorman, aged 43 years. HOWELL In Danbury, Oct. 24, ; Edward David Howell, aged 70. ; MOORE In Bethel, Oct. 22, Rev. ; Samuel B. Moore, aged 72. GALLAGHER In Danbury, Oct. 24, , Francis J. Gallagher, aged 23 years, : JAMES In Danbury, Oct. 24, Mrs. Catherine James, aged 42 years. THOMES In Rowayton, Oct, 27. ; Kate, widow of Ephriam Thomas. ! ENRIGHT In Glenbrook, Oct. 27, Jacob J. Enright. ; EBERHARD At Stamford hospital, ) Oct. 27, Ethel, wife of Howard Eberhard. ! MENZEL In Stamford hospital, ' Oct. 28, Jessie Marshall, wife of! Emil T. Menzel. . BANTA At Glenbrook, Oct. 27, Cornelia, widow of Thedre Melvin Banta. NTXON At Noroton, Oct. 23, Wil liam A. Nixon, aged 45 years. HITCHCOCK At Greenwich hos pital, Oct. 23, Beatrice B., wife of. Arthur M. Hitchcock of East Port; Chester. SCOTT In Stamford, Oct. 23, Wal ter L. Scott, aed 29 years. SCOFIELD In Stamford, Oct. 23. : Elizabeth R., widow of Merritt R. Scofield, in her eightieth year. JOSIE In Stamford, Oct. 23, Mary E. Josie. RUDOLPH In Stamford, Oct. 25, George A. Rudolph, aged 27 years. WYNN In Stamford, Oct. 25, Philip Wynn, aged 70 years. GRAY In Stamford, Oct. 25, Anxtl D. Gray, aged 31 years. HYNAN In Stamford, May C. Bren nan, wife of Joseph F. Hynan. LYNCH In Stamford, Oct. 25, Ed ward T. Lynch, aged 30 years. SWANSTROM In Stamford, Ocfl 22, Carl Swanstrom, aged 34 years. DAHLGREN In Stamford, Oct, 23,; iViary Lanwngiii, wite ui xinuuib Dahlgren. JOHNSON In Stamford, Oct. 24, Os car M. Johnson. SCOTT In Stamford, Oct. 23, Walter L. Scott, aged 29 years. DEVITT At the Sta&mford hospital,' Oct. 24, James F. Devitt HERBERT At Stamford, Oct. 24,. Helen, wife of James Herbert. REED In Norwalk, Oct. 24 Fannie Annabelle, wife of William G. Reed,' aged 23. COLLINS In Norwalk, Oct. 23, Edith M., wife of Ralph W. Collins, aged 29. ; MYERS In Norwalk, Oct. 24, Rebec-; ca, wife of Simon Myers, aged 58.: HITCHCOCK In Greenwich, Oct. 25,.' Beatrice B., wife of Arthur Hitch-' cock. . HYATT In Norwalk, Oct. 24, Jose-1 phine, widow of Edward Hyatt,! aged 68. ; M'STIN In Norwalk, Oct 26, Eliza-' beth, wife of Burton Austin, aged, 30.