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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1907.
REBUKE FOR HODON DOUBLE DEAL CHARGED FRANCO-AMERICANS Norwalk Ministers After Chairman of Excise r Committee. State Society Meets in Bridgeport and Elects Officers. Bridgeport, Sept. 3. With upward of 250 delegates present the Franco American society held :'ts fifteenth an nual convention in this city to-day at Warner hall. After mass at the French Catholic church the conven tion was called to order in the hall, reports presented and approved and officers elected. The officers whose names follow were installed at the ident, Hemisdas Dion, Willimantic; second vice president, Dr. George A. Comeau, Norwich; secretary, Dr. J. A. Glrouard, Willimantic; treasurer, Alexander Commette, Bridgeport; as sistant treasurer, J. A. Bienvenue, Waterbury; marshal, George Lacroix, Baltic. The convention will conclude to morrow afternoon with a banquet. GIRI, A VANDAL Rnntv. Norwalk. Sent. 3. Serious charges are brought against Senator afternoon session: Samuel Hodgkinson, chairman of the Chaplain, Rev. Father Dessauliners, excise committee at the recent session Bridgeport; president, Napoleon P. nf th treneral assembly, by the Min- I Blssonette, Bridgeport; first vice pres- lsters' association of Norwalk. The statement Is signed by Rev. Charles S. Macfarland, Rev. George D. Eg bert, Rev. F. D. Torrey, Rev. George T. Freeman and Rev. H. B. Carpen ter. ' It tells of the bill presented by the association to do away with side rooms and booths In saloons, a bill which, the ministers say, was Indors ed by the police and court officials of all the Important cities and by many citizens. Nevertheless, it was report ed unfavorably by Senator Hodgkin eon's committee. Notwithstanding the unfavorable report, both branches of the assembly passed the bill, Gover nor Woodruff signed It and it is now a law. "Senator Hodgkinson voted In the committee," asserted the ministers, to continue the side room and all its evils. Appealed to by. members of our( association he promised them the bill would pass, and assured them their anxiety was unwarranted. , He then used every means In his power delib erately to defeat , the bill. His first method was repeated1 postponment. "On July 3, having promised to hi-ine the bill up, he caused postpon ment, ostensibly that Senator Hurley might prepare an amendment. Then be pledged hlmsefl to our association to call the bill up on July 9. On that date he left the senate chamber just before the bill was to be called, thus causing another postponment. "He absented himself on July 10, 11 and 12, although the bill had been made the order of the day for the 12th on the strength of assurance to the senate leader that Senator Hodgkin son would be in his seat on that day. Finally, on July 16, when the bill was brought before the senate Senator Hodgkinson, despite-his assurance to our association that the bill would pass, moved the acceptance of the majority report, which course meant the death of the bill. "Even the -senate leader was op posed to him, and when it became ap parent that the motion would be de feated he accepted an amendment of fered by Senator Hurley, a saloon keeper from Waterbury-an amend ment which cut the bill badly and left the side room a further menace to the welfare of the state. Then, when this 'amendment was defeated, Senator Hodgkinson prepared another that weakened the bill vitally. It was de feated and the bill finally was passed. "Now it Is Interesting to note that the files of the Senate Journal show no record of such behavior on the part of Spnator Hodgkinson. He engineered n.tnmmunt after postponement, ae YWth Scissors She Destroys Ingres' Masterpiece. Paris, Sept. , 3. Another valuable picture in the galleries of the Louvre was partly destroyed to-day. This is the third time within two months that paintings in the galleries have been wantonly damaged. The culprit this afternoon, who with a pair of scissors, cut the canvas oflngres' masterpiece, "The Sistine Chapel." She explained that she had damaged the painting from, a desire to be arrested. M. Bu Jardin Beaumetz, under' secretary of state for flna arts, to-day summoned the custodian of the Louvre galleries ana several high police officials to meet him in order to decide on gome means to put an end to these deplor able acts of vandalism, EOT m FOR $10 DIAMOND BUT NOW IS ARRESTED Weinrib Had First Laugh but Chapnick May Laugh Last. One Lewis Weinrib, It appeareth, Succeeded, on the twenty-third day of August last, In passing off on a man named A. D. Chapnick, of 256 Cedar street, a diamond ring which he rep resented as having a value of $125, according to Chapnick, and which he modestly claims to have estimated at the time at $65 in return for the con siderations of a fine gold watch and chain of Chapnick's, which were actu ally worth $65, and $20 more ln-real cash. had an actual value of about $10, and Chapnick found that the clever dia mond disposer had done him to the amount of about $75. He then pro ceeded tq the office of the city detec tive department with a description of his friend and the tale of his woes, and tliat office set out to apprehend the man. This was done yesterday, when Weinrib was brought into cus tody oh the charge of theft. - Detective Dennehy, after watching for the man for some days, learned that he was about yesterday, and sta tioned himself at the corner of Cedar street and Washington avenue wait ing for the quarry. He came with a group of friends and the detective pulled him out and escorted him to the station, where he was locked up under bonds of $300. Weinrib is twenty-six years old. He had $205 on him. FIVE - KILLED IN WRECK Engine on Special Canadian Pacific Passenger Train Leaves Track. Orangevllle, Ont., Sept. 3. Five passengers of a special Canadian Pa cific passenger train from llarkdale to Toronto are in the ditch near caic d on as a result of the engine leaving the track. Six persons are dean j-'nq a large number of others ly Injured. The dead: Norman Tucker, Fisher town; John Thurston, Walter Falls; James Banks, Perm; James Buller, Priceville; W. A. Armstrong, Mark dale; Robert Carr, Shelbourne. CIEPINNO EXONERATED Shoemaker Who Killed Member of Black Hand Society Released. Blairsville, Pa., Sept. 3. Frank Cieplnno, a shoemaker, who last Sat urday night shot and killed one of the It later appeared that the ring Han(J gociety) mtere& and demanded money, was exonerat ed by a coroner's jury to-day on the grounds' of self-defense. Cieplnno, who was stabbed by the assailants, one of whom was captured, will recover. ITALIAN GRABBED , BILLS ONLY GOT ONE-HALF rented and proposed amendments that uld injure vuo uu uu .!".. tUT BO tO VOie limi nu no.c ui ,ov nun be found on the Journal. We are prepared to furnished affidavits as to the statements herein contained, and we believe it to be our duty in the. interest of good citizenship to publisn the same." ' TIE UP MAY RESULT Sympathy With Bench and Mill Hands Causes Refusal to Use Non-union Material. ,fy "'' .--- 1 ' Because they wouldn't use the trim mlnss ma,da by non-union bench and mill hands and because no other trim mings could be procured 100 journey men carpenters employed by David H. Clark, James E. Todd and Charles W. Murdock went on strike yesterday morning and their action will be fol lowed by other carpenters throughout the city as rapidly aa the union made material 1b used up. The carpenters have no grievance against their employers on account of hours or wages and the strike is one in Bympathy with the bench and mill hands who struck early in June for an eight hour day. The carpenters have been giving the inside men fi nancial assistance right along and at ft meeting of the district ceuncil held recently tt was voted that the men strike when any nonunion material made Its appearance.- The contractors have been able to procure the trimmings they needed up to a few days ago, but the supply Is now exhausted and they are facing the possibility of a big tie up in all building operations in the city. DOLLAR GAS FOR BRIDGEPORT. Bridgeport now has dollar gas, the Bridgeport Gas Light company having reduced the price in .accordance with "a promise originally made to Mayor Reynolds early last spring. The hew rate became operative on Sunday, be ing the first day of the month, and the consumers will get the benefit of the reduction in their bills for the present month whiph are payable October 1. CORXELL MAN TO COACH CAB , LISLE. Ithaca, N. T., Sept. 8. William Newman '07, center on Cornell foot ball team for three years, has been appointed assistant coach for the Car lisle Indian team. possible in oln- O'Brien Held the Other Part and Caused Arrest. while showing to John J. O'P.rien vi 6-3 Whitney avenue, rooms in his loU ing house at 293 Woosrer street yesfer- t'ay afternoon, Vi.vjetuo Brindlsi suc ceeded In getting a. hold on half of three ten dollar bi is which the po?! occupant had fh his hands and sequence is enjoying a night's lodging at the police station. O'Brien vent to see the Italian about the r ioms iind !n the course of the negotiations BrindlM requested O'Brien to display some cash so that he might be sure that there would be some forthcoming. O'Brien fell into the game and displaced. Ho displayed to the extent of three ten dollar bills but he kept good hold upon them, better than the Italian calculated on. Brlndisl made a quick grab for the money and got his itching fingers thereon, but when he pulled to separ ate them from their owner the grip was too strong and he only got one share of each. ' O'Brien then made his way to the po lice station and informed the detective bureau of what had occurred. Detec tive McAvoy went out and brought In Brindlsi. The missing half of the bills had apparently been disposed of for they were not found in the Italian's possession. Brlndisl was held on the charge of theft from person under bonds of $500. CARE FOR OLD MAIL MEN President Holland, of National Letter Carriers, Favors Plan. Canton, O., Sept. 3. Delegates to the National Letter Carriers' biennial convention, laid aside business to night and sought pleasure at local summer resorts. The entire capacity of one theater had been reserved for the carriers. President Holland made his report at the business session this afternoon. He pointed out the great growth made by the order, spoke of attempts to get national legislation, that would better the condition of car riers and favored the plan for caring for superannuated carriers. The feat ure of to-morrow's program Is an ad dress by First Assistant Postmaster General Hitchcock. The laJies' auxiliary held a recep tion at the Courtland hotel to-night. The gain In membership of the as sociation In two years past according to reports made good was 4,291. Evansvllle, Ind.,,is the latest entry Into the list of cities whose reports show big Increases. MARTIN AND AVIS HAVE TEE FIELD (Continued from First Page.) MISSING BOYS FOtnVD. New Britain, Sept. 3. The two boys, Louis Lyman and John W. Wenz, re ported as missing from Hancock Point, near Indian Neck, are safe at home in New Britain, having arrived here last Saturday evening. Young Wenz was taken sick and was compelled to return home. BERBARIE MUST STAND TRIAL. Norwich, Sept. 3. Sheriff Sibley said Monday that Najeeb Berbarie, formerly of Willimantic, who has been a patient at the Norwich hospital for the insane for several months, will be brought to Putnam Wednesday and put to plea. The charge against Ber barie will be murder in the first de gree. Since he was taken to the hos pital In a very emaciated state, be cause of his persistent refusal to par take of food while at the Windham county jail, and after an examination by alienists to determine his sanity, he has steadily improved, until the hospital , physicians consider that he is fit mentally and physically to stand trial for his life. There does not appear to be any one in the field against Jonathan Rowe for controller and Registrar of Vital Statistics James J. Carr and Tax Collector Francis G. Anthony also ap pear to have things to themselves. Edward G. Frederick of the board of finance is persistently mentioned for the nomination for town clerk. Deputy Sheriff Meola and ex-Alderman Patrick McGuinness are mention ed for city sheriff. For the republican nomination it has been generally conceded that ex Senator Minotte E. Chat.field would be given the nomination as the head of the ticket for the campaign, "but with ing the last two or three days a strong under ground rumor has been current that the man who would finally be se lected would not be the ex-senator but Police Commissioner Louis M. 1711 man. This rumor is gaining ground and seems to be weir founded, al though, it Is said, Mr. Ullman has not consented to the use of his name. On both sides there is some atten tion being given to the candidates for the board of aldermen. This branch of the government Is Important and will probably be marie the center of a great fight. Chairman Henry W. Sanford of the democratic town com mittee is out' for tne nomination as an alderman at large. Ex-Alderman J. Edmund Miller is also In the field for a similar berth. WOULD-BE PHARMACISTS EXAM IHED. Hartford, Sept. 3. The following candidates for certificates as pharma cists were examined at the Capitol to day by the Connecticut board Of phar macy commissioners: Clarence, H. Eg gleston, Sharon; Gerry R. Volpe, New Haven; Albert Joseph Portelance, Nor wich; John Thomas Kane, Windsor Locks; James G. Blaine Humphrey, Springfield; William S. Bain, Bethel; Carl Hans Peters, New Haven; Morris Shllssel, New York; William Garfield Reynolds. IRRIGATION CONGRESS. SaOrnmento, Cal., Sept. 3. This wa3 irrigation and conservation day at the national Irrigation . congress. Several prominent men, including United States Senator Francis G. Newlands of Neva da, a member of the inland waterways commission, who spoke of the work of that body, were present. PRISON FOR DEPOT BURGLAR. Putnam, Sept. 3. In the superior court to-day Archie Breault of River Point, R. I., pleaded guilty to a charge of breaking and entering the railroad station at South Windham on August 5 and stealing $20. Judge Gager sen tenced him to not leas than one nor more than three years In state prison. LIGHTNING KILLS FIVE. Raleigh, N. C, Sept.. 3. Lightning struck the power house of the electric plant at Buekhorn this afternoon, kill ing five men and injuring twenty. Ow ing to wires being down, it is impos sible to obtain names of those killed and Injured. The extent of damage to the property has not been learned. YELLOW JACK IN HAVANA. Washington, Sept. 3. The marine hospital service has been notified of the appearance of yellow fever in Ha vana for the first time this season. So far only one case has been reported. WILL REMAIN A FORTNIGHT, Honolulu, Sept. 3. The United States cruiser squadron, which arrived here yesterday, will remain a fortnight. LABOR DAY IN PORTO RICO. San Juan, Porto Rico, Sept. 3. Labor day was observed in this city by a street parade and a meeting in the theater at which Governor Post spoke. PLOTTERS AGAINST CZAR HANGED. St. Petersburg, Sept. 3. Two Tf the three men who wer Bentenced five days ago to death for having organized a plot against the life of the emperor were hanged here to-day. Their names were Slnasky, alias Purkln, aged 27, and Vladimir Naoumuff, aged 28. TOR RINGTON MAN DROPS DEAD. Torrtngton, Sept. 3. William Schapp, aged 65, dropped dead on the street to night as he was going home from work. Heart disease is given as the cause. TO HEAR RAILROAD REQUEST. The aldermanlc committee on rail roads and bridges has appointed a ses sion to be held next Monday evening when a public hearing will be given on the application of the New Haven road for permission to construct a branch of railroad from the Manufac turers' road, which Is now controlled by it, to Its property at what is known as station B. FEW OPPOSED TO . . ORANGE CHARTER (Continued from First Page.) ' Representing the sentiment of many of the citizens in the north of Orange Prosecutor Robert J. Woodruff said that he and they were absolutely in favor of a city charter. He said that the present kickers had been dissatis fied with the old form of government and had howled for a city. Now they were not satisfied with the city and were howling against it, even though it is the most liberal charter ever granted by the Connecticut legisla ture. In reply to an often reiterated state ment of Mr. Neumann that no persona could be found who would take the pos itions without salaries provided by the charter, Mr. Woodruff said that Mr. Neumann had been working seven' days in the week against the charter without pay and always attended the town meetings and looked into the town bus iness without pay. To this George E. Bailey added that in the position of burgess to which there had neverbeen any remuneration that anyone knew of, there had always been a hot fight for the position. Following Mr. Bailey's remarks, Mr. Neumann said that if the wealthy men of West Haven were willing to guaran tee that the city would live within its income and lay aside $2,000 a year for the sinking fund as the charter pro vides, and would personally go bond for the carrying out of the provisions he would withdraw his" objections and vote for the city charter. Mr. Neu mann's proposal was met with consid erable laughter and there were no tak ers among the large assemblage. The meeting was then adjourned and the most interesting part followed on the steps when Senator Thompson de manded from Mr.J Neumann why he was so Interested in keeping Orange from becoming a city. "You are wearing yourself to death, Charlie," said Senator. Thompson, "and all in fighting against the. city, while we people who have lfred here all our lives and have owned property here are not worrying at all. You worry about the selection of a selectman and look upon it as a vital matter, while we who should be the most interested because of property holdings find no fault with-the present officials." Mr, Neumann responded that what money he had was invested in West Haven and though a newcomer he had taken a strong interest. "You took a strong, interest," said Mr. Thompson, "before you ever had any property here, before you were a citizen and before you moved your family here. Unless some vital matter comes up you should not be so strenu ous. You get us all to a hot town meeting on a hot night like this, over nothing. You are wearing yourself and us out." To this Me. Neumann made reply and a crowd gathered, listening to the ar gument pro and con which continued for half an hour. The eltiz-ms of Orange will vote to morrow on whether or not they will ac cept the charter which the legislature granted subject to a referendum. It Is expected that a large vote will be poll ed and from the sentiment expressed last night it will probably be strongly in favor of a city. : FALL STYLES Our Windows will show Fall Styles of Fine Footwear This Week? ONLY GOOD SHOES The M B aven Shoe Compah 842 and 846 Chapel Street! FITZPATRICK ATTACKED WIFE. For an assault upon his wife, com mitted at their home at B0 Wilson street last evening, Dennis J. Fltzpat rlck was arrested by the police of the Howard avenue station and held on a bieach of the peace charge. The wife was not injured at all in the meiee. TO PAINT KING'S PICTURE. Marienbad, Sept. 3. King Edward has commissioned Mrs. Leslie Cotton, a well known portrait painter -of New York, to paint his portrait. ARMY CORPORAL SUICIDES. Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 3. Corporal James J. Jenkins of the marine corps at the navy yard committed suicide by cutting his throat at a boarding house j his been hugging here to-day. He had been despondent for several days. Jenkins was 27 years old and was married. He enllstfid from Pittsburg in 1904. so large that a new form of govern ment was needed. Among the most crying needs, he said, was a sewage system and this could be much better installed when Orange had become a city. He spoke of the many deaths from typhoid fever in West HaVen be cause of the sewage conditions and said that unless some precautions were taken the borough might in the future fear an epidemic. In regard to Mr. Neumann's charge that the new charter was favored and backed by office seekers and politi cians' Mr. Thompson said that ho be lieved the opinions of men who had lived In the town a long time should have more weight than those of com parative new Comers like Mr. Neu mann. He said that he was confident the men who drew up the charter were without selfish motives and did not promote Its adoption because tftey wanted office. All weak points, he said, would be later corrected. C. D, Hall, the real estate dealer, spoke of the Increased value of real estate which has been noticeable since the talk of the city and the Improve ments which would naturally follow had spread abroad. ,He went on record as being strongly in favor of the adop tion of the charter. James B. Smith said that to have the sewage system, in need of which the borough is so strongly, it would be necessary to have a city, for no one would take sewer bonds issued by the borough in its present condition. Ho said that ex-Warden James Peck tried very hard to live within the income of the borough and had never been able to do so. With a city charter the bonds could be sold and the necessary improvements made. Judge Bryant, the next speaker, said that the only way to avoid annex ation to New Haven was by making Orange into a separate city. In this connection he said that one of the cit izens of New Haven who favored an nexation and held in the greatest re spect was Colonel N. G. Osborn, edi tor of the Journal and Courier, but tliat Colonel Osborn in his editorials favoring annexation has shown lack of knowledge of local conditions and an hallucination. DR. FRED BECK WITH. Health Officer of New London Dies Suddenly. Dr. Fred J. Beckwlth, health officer of the city of New London, died sud denly of heart disease at the home Of Charles Crane on Clark lane, Water ford, Monday afternoon, aged 52. Death efu-ne almost immediately after Mrs. Crane had given birth to a child and Dr. Beckwlth had declared both mother and babe safely through the crlslB. Dr. Beckwlth was summoned tb the Crane home about noon. It is believed that he was obliged to hurry to catch a New London and East Lyme car and after he left the car he had about three fourths of a mile to walk. This exer tion is thought to have weakened his heart. He leaves a widow and two children. , 'Without Are Dogs.' If, through some wondrous miracle Of grace, tji To tne celestial City I might win. And find upon the golden pavement place, The gates of pearl within. In some sweet pausing of the Immor tal song To which tile choiring Seraphim give birth, Should 1 not for that humbler greeting long Known In the dumb companionships of earth? the softest whistle of in love that Friends whom my caii Brought to my side Knew no doubt. . Would I pot seek to cross the jasper wall It haply I might find you there "without?" Edward A. Church In the Century. He said that it was time the people in the farming districts united with the people of the borough and worked for a common purpose, the improve ment of Orange. He closed by say ing that the Derby charter, on which the proposed Orange charter was founded, had proved very successful. Attorney George S. McLean said that Colonel Osborn would find that there are more mileage of unsewered streets in New Haven to-day than there are In West Haven, and that with their own streets to provide for the majority of a board of aldermen representing New Haven and West ( Haven would provide for very few street and sewage improvements in the latter looality. With the city charter the improvements in Orange, ha said, can be rapidly pushed. He said the present government of Or ange was three-cornered and irrespon sible, liable to spend all the money It could borrow. New 1907 Pack Imported French Peas, Also New 1Q27 Pack Butternut Brand Peas and Butternut Spinach. Watermelons, the good ripe kind, and always on Ice. ( Of Fresli-killcd Broilers Chickens for roasting. and larger Evergreen Corn anil Lima Beans, Cucumbers, Sqnasli, Egg Plant and Tomatoes. D ietter Bros, Whalley Ave., oor. Orchard- -4517. Grove st cor. Orange--1394-2, 2294-2 CANTALOUPES! A renl genuine treat Wednesday nnil Tlmrsdny for lovers ot Rood melons. We received a big shipment of the moat excellent cantaloupe melons obtainable, and we're going to sell thein off at about cost. 5 Cents and 7 Cents Each. 20 Pounds of Granulated Sugar for $1.00 Is what we start the fall trade vvith on September 3, N. B. From now on, Fairlea Milk and Cream can be purchased from us. THE S. W. HURLBURT CO. 1074 CHAPEL STREET. ISSE5 5HS Fsesh Killed Poaltsy Fine Spring Chicken and young, Prices reasonable. tender Fowl received to-dy. Ripe, Mellow, Sweet and Juicy! Larger Ones, 10c Each; 25c. 3 for GOOD SIZED LEMONS, 10c. DOZ. ' S. S. ADAMS. Two Telephones, Call 4200. COR. STATE AND COURT STREETS. 300 Howard Ave. 743 Grand Ave., 604 Howard At. 253 Davenport Are. 7 Slielton Arc. 153 Lloyd St. See Our Display of Vegetables We have Native Celery, 20c. Bunch. Boston Head Lettuce, 5c. Se lected Ripe Tomatoes, 7c. quart. Sweet Potatoes, Sc. quart Native Egg Plant, 8c. Lima Beans, 35d peck. Native Potatoes $1.09 per bushel, 28c per pec Green Ginger Root s For' Preserving purposes, Do. pound.- , In Fresh Fruit We have Table Plums, Pear s, Peaches, White and Concord Grapes, Little Gem Melons. D. M. WELCH & SON. New Numbers 33-40 CONGRESS AVENUE FAIUHAVBH WEST HAVES REX ALL FOOTPOWDEFi Prepared especially as a foot dressing. It will ! immediately relieve burning, itching and all dis-t comforts of the, feet. : . It completely deodorizes and absorbs perspira- j tion. Dreventine such conditions as sore, tender, swollen and smarting feet and for Corns, Bunions, Blisters and Callouses it is unequaled. ; Sold with the Rexall guarantee, in two size packages at ioc. and 20c. E. L. Washburn & Co. Prescription Druggists 84 Church and 61-63 Center Streets," New Haven." i 1