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WEATHER FORECAST
Rain and colder tonight;
fair and colder tomorrow. '
VOL. 45. NO. 4.
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 1909.
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CHURCH AND STATE
WORK IN FULL ACCORD
: TO RELIEVE SUFFERING
Pope Pius Confers With Civil Officials Upon
Measures to be Taken,
Appeals Made to Northern Cities to Care fdr Refugees
) . Southern Italy Unableo Care for ThemAdditional
v v Horrors Caused by New Shocks Tales of Brigandage
g i ---Acknowledgement of American Contributions by
1 Italian Red Cross.
T; j (Special from United Press.)
:i Palermo," Jan. 5. Twenty-four war
fihSps, '20.000 troops and 2,000 doctors
anJ red cross workers are now. in the
quake zone. Others are arriving hour
, ly; Although- there are no longer any
persons found ' alive ' in the ruins, the
. condition of hundreds of survivors is
still desperate. Few of those rescued
within the : last two days have sur
. yived their frightful suffering. A large
Yi per cent, of those upon whom it is
i necessary to operate, particularly in
the case of amputation, do not survive
' the operations.' owing to their fearfully
weakened condition. ' "
V The rescuers to-day began using va
:. carbolic' acid : solution on the ruin3
'where the stench is unbearable.
- The work of building temporary bar
i racks at Reggio will begin within two
days. - Materials are already arriving
i and the building will be rushed to com
' pletlon. The .natives are anxious to
fjjoln tn the work, far the mental relief
that it will" afford.
The morale of the natives is rapidly
s improving and General Mazzi reports
that he ha the situation "well in hand.
. The uninjured survivors at last appear
to' have emerged from their stupor and
s for the first time are rendering valu
able; aid i the . work of rescv Gen
eral Mazzi has established a complete
military cordon around Messina,
v Rome, Jan. 5. A reapproachment be
tween the Vatican and Quirinal is be-
J lieved to-day . to be probable in . the
nr.' future as a result of the note of
' brotherhood that has been sounded
throughout- all' Italy by the - quake's
staggering blow. There is an unmis
takable feeling in Rome that the Lib
. eral element' in' both 'church "and "state
. should wipe out the differences that
have separated .them in .the. pa.st.. Al
ready, the lasting political effect of such
- an-accord is being widely commented
: upon.V ,'
---...it is recognized . that the Pope took
; the first step toward healing. . the
breach. yesterday . when he passed
:tfe-Basilica of St. Peter. By so doing
; h- .actually' ' quitted ' the- ' Vatican
' grounds and passed . beyond the lim
its which the- law- throws around. him.
though he did not in reality set foot
-mi. alien territory. The Pope and Mgr.
' . Misciatelli, the Papal representative,
, were again in conference to-day with
I Signor Nathan, Mayor of Rome, and
other government officials which is an
other sign of the lessening of the gap
between church and state. Signor Na
than is a. bitter anti-Catholic as are
'., several of those who are now working
in unison t with the Pope.
'Appeals were made to-day to the
: northern cities of Italy to throw open
their; doors to the quake refugees. The
impossibility of Naples. Rome, Paler-
mo and-the other southern . cities car
' Ing for all the victims is now appar
ent. ; , Thirty thousand survivors are
now in Naples and the facilities there
, . are so overtaxed that the work can
t not be done as carefully vas it should
! be.u,
.The situation in Rome is almost as
bad and will be quite so unless relief
. from other cities is forthcoming im
mediately. Bologna . has volunteered
' to care for 300 of the sufferers. It Is
planned to send the future arrivals
from the quake zone' to 'Bologna, FkM
ence. Genoa and Milan. I
HUNDREDS VIEW
f MITCHELL'S BODY
COUNTRYMEN PROVIDED ELAB-
ORATE FUNERAL. FOR MAN
WHO DIED OF STAB
- v : WOUND.
,The" remains of John Mitchell, who
died' at the Bridgeport Hospital Sun-
v day as the result of a stab wound
iri the head received on Christmas eve
on Pembroke street were taken to Sad
Jar's hall, 144 Willard street yesterday
where they were viewed by hundreds
' of the foreign born population of the
vicinity. The funeral took place this
morning from the Roman -Catholic
church on Church street, The mur
dered man , had few . acquaintances
'. here. He was a Bohemian and his
countrymen in the city will defray the
expense of his funeral. A neat cas
ket has been provided and the re
mains will receive as much attention
as if he was among his ' friends and
relatives in his native land.
i The- murder ,has caused much, ex
citement amoifg the Hungarian and
m1 an residents nf the- East -side
and the funeral services - were, largely,
attended. '
FIFTEEN FIREMEN
OVERCOME BY FUMES
Fire in Springfield Grocery Sends Twelve
; to Hospital in Serious Condition.
' (Special from United Press.)
Springfield, Mass.. Jan. 6. Fifteen
firemen were overcome t by fumes of
ammonia released from the refrigerat
ing plant by a fire in the Mohican Com
pany's grocery and meat store on
Bridge street this morning. Eleven
Bremen. were first overcome, and after
they had been removed to hospitals,
the flames broke out afresh and four
more, men fell unconscious and were
taken, out. Of those injured,' twelve
are seriously hurt and, three revived
and . returned to work. . Tha fire loss
,was small.
Fire , was discovered shortly before
6 o'clock, this morning in a closet at
fhe' rear of the meat market of William
Rader. 626 Pembroke street. An alarm
"was sounded from box -613. The fire
was -extinguished with a hand chemical.
The ' Pope to-day suggested that
many of the churches of Rome be con
verted to hospitals.
The Papal police to-day arrested two
men quartered among the earthquake
refugees at the Vatican on information
furnished by one of the woman rem
gees who told the police the men pos
sessed revolvers and a large sum of
money believed to be plunder from the
ruins of Messina.
Catania, Jan. 5. A 1 message ' from
Messina to-day tells of additional
horrors caused by new earthquake
shocks. One severe shock was follow
ed'by four of lesser .violence,' shaking
down the crumbling walls of the ruin
ed city and fanning the smouldering
blazes into flame. The new shocks
caused hundreds of additional deaths,
The British Flagship, Exmouth, was
caught iri" a sudden current that came
with .'the earthquake and was swept
two miles out to sea. Dozens of tot
tering buildings are still falling but the
relief work is now well organized and
is proceeding with dispatch. The most
dangerous debris is being cleared rap
idly and" great quantities of provisions
are arriving and being distributed
regularly.
Milazzo, Sicily, Jan. 5. Horrible acts
of brigandage have been committed
here 'by two -soldiers. At least one
man. Signor Brescia, has been mur
dered, by . the pair, .The soldier-
ghouls- after looting the wrecked
' houses and shooting down Brescia,
robbed- the bank and the railway sta
tion. Signor Trombolta, attempting
to enter his residence to save his prop
erty, was driven back by the robbers
who wore, uniforms and used army re
volvers. 'V
Troops have arrested 100 looters here
but-the -two soldier -brigands are be
lieved to have escaped with their plun
der. ...
' Rome,' Jan.' 5.-:-Over-ealousness on
the part of soldiers about Messina yes
terday caused the - death of several
legitimate visitors who .jvere shot down
without , being "given "aT chancre to ex
plain their presence. The newspaper
men are unable to approach nearer
Messina- then ? Catania.
The director of the Reggio gymna
sium, who arrived here today, says that
the N rescuers were forced to fight for
their lives not only against ghouls but
against savage dogs, cats and . pigs.
These animals fought with the feroc
ity of wild beasts.
Washington, Jan. 5. The following
dispatch from Count Taverna of the
Italian Red Cross, to President Taft of
the American Red Cross was received
at the offices of the association to-day:
"The Italian Red Cross tenders sin
cere thanks to the American Red Cross
for the contribution of 1.538,600 Italian
lira receivad through the American
Embassy at Rome for the relief of the
distressed district of Reggio, Calabria,
and ' Messina, and beg to express its
keen appreciation of the feelings of
solid darity and warm sympathy with
the stricken people which have prompt
ed their numerous acts."
Port Said, Jan. 5. The American
cruiser Yankton started for Messina to
day: The- Tankton will be followed by
the battleships Connecticut. Admiral
Sperry's flagship; Vermont" Kansas and
Minnesota. These ships arrived from
Suez last night. The Kentucky. Louis
ianna, Virginia." Missouri and Ohio- are
expected here from Suez to-night.
WARMEST DECEMBER IN 36 YEARS
INTERESTING STUDY OF WEATH
ER CONDITIONS COMPILED BY
WEATHER OBSERVER JEN
NINGS. RECORD FOR
1908.
December 1908, was the warmest
twelfth month this city has experienc
ed in 36 years. The mean tempera
ture for the month was 34 while the
average for the past 36 years was 32
degrees. According to the reports of
William Jennings, the weather observ
er, the warmest day was December 1,
when the thermometer registered 67
and the coldest day was the 24th when
the mercury dropped down to eleven.
The greatest daily range of the mer
cury was the second when the changes
in the weather made the mercury cov
er 30 degreees. The least daily range
was on the 15th when the mercury
on'v covered seven degrees.
The total precipitation (snow and
rain) was 3.73 inches. The greatest
precipitation in any 24 hours was 1.68
on the 7th of the month. The total
snowfall was 6.5 inches. There were
10 days in the month during which
there was 1 inch or more precipita
tion. There were 12 clear days: 6
partly cloudy; and 13 cloudy. The
prevailing, wind direction for the
month was west.
In a general summary of the weath
er for 1908 Observer Jennings calls at
tention to this city having less snow
and rain duwng that period than it
has had any year for the past
15 years. Notwithstanding the low
precipitation there were 105 rainy
days or days upon which there was .01
inch or more precipitation.
July 5th was the hottest day when
the thermometer registered 95. The
coldest day was February 5th when
the mercury registered 1 degree above.
The mean temperature for the year
was 51.5.
Total precipitation for the year 44.21
inches and the average for the past
15 years was 50 inches. Total snow
fall was 30 inches and the average for
15 years was 44 inches. There were
154 clear days, 122 partly cloudy and 90
cloudy. The prevailing wind direc
tion was northwest.
DANBURY STORE BURNED.
(Special from Unite Pre&s.)
s Danbury, Jan. 5. Fire starting from
an overturned candle in the rear of
the store where it had been used in as
certaining the condition of eggs to-day
burned out the New York Cash Gro
cery store. The store loss was about
$2,0000 and the building $5,00f
- ' ' ,-'
GRILLING CROSS
EXAMINATION OF
JENKINS HAINS
Prosecuting Attorney Sever
al Times Confuses Wit
nes and He Denies
Previous State
. ments.
But on the Whole Accused
Made a Good Witness in
His Own Behalf End of
the Case Will Come Soon.
(Special from United Press.)
Flushing, Jan. 5. Primed with
very lengthy typewritten list of ques
tion3 and a copy of the story Thrn
ton Hains told in his own defense pes
terday, District Attorney Darrin ques
tioned the witness for two hours and
fifteen minutes with very great de
tail. Hains bore it well and gave his
answers in splendid shape for an hour
and three-quarters and then the strain
began to show. He lost his temper
a couple of times and then as ques
tion after question was fired at him
he began to contradict himself.
Flushing, L. I., Jan. 5. Plainly
nerved to face a most severe cress
examination which he had been warn-
would consume the entire day, Thorn
ton Jenkins Hains resumed the wit
ness chair in his own behalf to-day.
His story, of the killing of William E,
Annis by Captain Peter C. Hains. on
the float at the Bays-ide Yacht Club,
August 15, was nearly completed last
night and Mclntyre said he would fin
ish .within half an hour.
Attorney Mclntyre at once took up
his task of having Thornton close up
the loose ends of his story a3 he left
them last night.
Mclntyre took up the question of Che
"Dear Billie" letter. "Tell us what
you know about that letter?" asked
Attorney Mclntyre. "I received that
letter a few minutes4 after Mrs.. Hains
made her confession. Claudia " came
downstairs and asked, 'Tornie, will you
mail a letter for me?' I said I would.
She handed the letter to me and as she
did so the captain snatched it out of
my hand and when he got out of the
house he opened and read it, I reading
it over his shoulder. He became much
excited over it and' I took it "away
from him." .
. "When you reached the yacht club
did you at any time ask Burchfield,
Funke, Storms or Ellison where Annis
was?'' "I did not."
..This ended .the direct, examination
and cross-examination 7 was "begun"."
"What hour of the night , of May 31
was it when your brother ; broke into
your home at Bay Ridge?" "Nearly
midnight? ."Tell us how he .acted
when he broke in?" : The witness then
repeated his story of the captain
breaking into the house and acting in
an excited manner. For half . an .'hour
led the witness through the mazes; of
his direct testimony without getting
any Important alternative than the
original story.
In the middle of the early cross-ex
amination Mrs. W. EL Annis came into
the court room and was escorted 'to a
seat inside the rail where she sat with
pursed lips intently regarding the wit
ness.
Hains did well under cross-examina
tion. He leaned well forward in his
chair, apparently trying to . anticipate
the questions that were being framed
by Prosecutor Darrin. Darrin ques
tioned the witness at length regarding
the "Dear Billie" letter. He declared
he took the letter because he was ask
ed to do so and made no attempt to
keep the captain from reading it be
cause he saw that it was addressed to
Annis. ; He knew from its contents
that Annis was expected, at the fort
that morning and so gave his brother
a .heavy dose of bromide to keep him
from getting up early and going back
to Fot Hamilton.
You did not want your brother to
see Annis, you say. Why not?" de
manded Darrin. "My brother had
just learned Annis was responsible for
his wife's infidelity."
Yes, but what did you interfere
for?" "I was afraid that if my broth
er came suddenly upon Annis that it
Would drive him mad."
You were not afraid that it would
cause your brother to do him bodily
harm?" 'iNo, he was In no condition
to do anyone bodily harm."
The peculiar manner in which Darrin
conducted the cross-examination en
abled Thornton Hains to get into the
record all the testimony he gave in de
tail yesterday. Darrin fared well when
he took up the incident of the meeting
with Annis at Herald Square. He got
Thornton Hain to state positively that
at that time Annis was not mentioned
by his brother nor was there a"" state
ment made y, hlKMHeh. "What do
you mean,' demanded Darrin, "When
you say now that he did not speak.
Did you not tell the jury yesterday
that he spoke. Did you not say, 'I
took him into the store and he turned
and pointed with his finger at the man
who was passing and said. There he
goes, that's him. that's him Annis.'
Did you not say so and why did you
do so?" The witness was plainly non
plussed and for a second was con
fused. "I simply don't remember," he
said, taking refuge behind the conven
tional excuse.
Darrin pounded home this lapse of
memory, finally getting the witness to
admit that he was not now sure just
what happened that day.
Flushed with this success Darrin
soon scored another, getting the wit
ness confused in his account of a mo
tor trip on July 26. Yesterday he testi
fied that he had run into a fishing boat
through the captain checking the en
gine too soon. To-day he decrM he
went alonside the boat to ask how the
fishing was. "Why did tell one thing
to-day and yesterday another?" de
manded Darrin. "I don't know and
what's more. I don't intend to be
trapped in this way by you, Mr. Dar
rin," snapped the witness. "I don't
want to trap you, I want you to tell
the truth, that's all I want." declared
the prosecuting attorney.
Darrin and the witness fenced at
length. Finally when the witness en
tered into a lengthy explanation Dar
rin checked him with, "Answer these
questions as I put them. I don't want
any of your explanations." "Of course
you don't. You only want what you
think will bother me. I am doing my
best and trying to tell the truth as
well as I can. But you don't want the
truth."
OBITUARY.
Belle A., wife of Herbert D. Moon,
died this morning at her late home in
Fairfield, Stratfield district.
PRACTICAL
EXERCISE IN
COMPOSITION
Series Of Letters Written By
Pupils of Cockburn High
School of Leeds,
England.
REPLIES TO PUPILS
OF WALTERSVILLE
SCHOOL, THIS CITY
Pupils Themselves Describe
Features of Industrial Train
ing Carried Out in One of
The Biggest English
Manufacturing
Centres Why the
Letters Were
Written.
Bridgeport has an excellent public
school system and one of which it
may be justly proud and which com
pares favorably with the systems of
practically every city of Its size in this
country and probably with those of
other countries. This is due largely to
the work of the board of . Education
which supervises it, to the efficient
Supt. of Schools, Dr. Deane, to the
principals of the various school build
ings, but principally to the work of
the large and efficient corps of teach
ers, most of whom are graduates of
the city's own normal school conduct
ed under the management of the
board of Education. Taking pride as
we do in the excellence of our schools
it is well to remember, however, that
other cities of the world have schools
of which they ; are justly proud and
some features of which might be ad
vantageously copied in our local sys
tem. One of these features which just
now is receiving attention in this city
is industrial training.
At a recent meeting of the board of
Education it was proposed to appro
priate the sum of $1,200 for the pur
pose of inaugurating this -training, at
first in a small way, and later to ex
tend it ,if found practical,: and advis
able. In this connection it is inter
esting to note what is being done in
other, places; and the Farmer is ' en
able to give its - readers a series of
letters written ty ..puims;. ortne uqck
burn High School j of iLeeds, England,
where industrial training is a part of
(Continued on Page 4.) ,
CAUCUS TONIGHT
ON SPEAKERSHIP
BANKS IN LEAD
Maloae Most Formidable Rival; Knight
is Still in Race.
(Special from. United Press.)
Hartford, Jan. 5. Politicians began
arriving here before noon today for the
caucuses tonight before the prelimin
ary convening of the State Legislature,
for the inauguration of Governor-elect
Lilley, and although the 'big Senator
ship fight was much talked of, the
three smaller fights to be settled in the
gatherings tonight's rally held the cen
ter of the stage.
The races are for the president pro
tein of the Senate. Speakership of the
House, and assistant . clerkship of the
House. The Speakership contest un
doubtedly has furnished the greatest
amount of pyrotechnics because of the
attack by the perennially active minis
ters of Fairfield county on Judge E.
S. Banks, and the Judge's hot come
backs. Judge William J. Malone of
Bristol is considered Banks' most for
midable contestant for the Speaker
ship, though George S. Knight of Sal
lsbury is still in the fight. The chances'
favor the election of Judge Banks.
For president pro-tem .of the Sen
ate, Senators Blakeslee of New Ha
ven and Brook3 of Torrington have
been waging a calm and dignified con
test with neither apparently much in
the lead. The office is important this
year because of the new provision that
its incumbent shall appoint the Sen
ate committees.
For the assistant clerkship of the
House, J. Olin Howe and Sabm Russell
have been making a thorough canvass,
and from recent statements in papers
throughout the western part of the
State it would appear that Howe is in
the lead. His friends today claimed
for him at least. 125 of the 205 votes.
There are other contests for minor po
sitions and a good natured race among
several prominent clergymen for chap
lain of the Senate and House, all of
which will be settled tonight.
After the caucuses the Governor-
elect will receive at the legislative
mansion.
PIERCE'S CASE .
IS CONTINUED
The case of Charles H. Pierce, prop
rietor of the Hotel Vendome at Cres
cent avenue and Stirling street was
continued until the 11th in the city
court this morning. Pierce is charg
ed with selling liquor without a li
cense. The police have been watch
ing the place for some time but were
unable to get evidence. Two of the
law enforcement detectives, however,
gained admittance and and succeeded
in buying a bottle of whiskey. The
evidence was placed before Liquor
Prosceutor Merritt who issued a war
rant for Pierce's arrest and a search
warrant for the hotel. Sergt. Hazel
conducted a raid Saturday night and
found a barrel of whiskey, a barrel of
beer, several jugs of liquor and a lone
some bottle of Rhine wine. Al Po
land furnished a bond of $150 when
Pierce appeared at the police station
in answer to the warrant. . The same
bond .was continued in the city court
this morning. The case against the
seized liquors will also be tried out on
the 11th. Atotrney F. A. vBartlett ap
peares for Pierce In both cases.
NEW HEAD. OF ST.
VINCENT'S WAS
AN ARMY NURSE
As a Volunteer She Cared
for Fever Stricken Sol
diers of Spanish
American War.
Succeeds Sisier Laura, Who
Has Been Executive Head
of the Hospital Since Its
Founding Three Years
Ago Receives Merited
Promotion .
Sister Alice. (Gannon) of Washington,
D. C. who succeeds Sister . Laura as
superintendent of St. Vincent's hospital
has been attached to the institution
since its founding three years ago as
assistant to the retiring head and is
splendidly equipped to assume the work
laid down . by her predecessor. News
that Sister Laura was to be promoted
reached here several days ago, but it
was not officially announced until last
evening. It is not top much to say
that everyone who knew Sister Laura
will feel that in her going he or" she
has lost a personal friend for she was
a woman of peculiar personal charm.
bhe came here with the founding of
the institution and it was under her
fostering guidance that the sdendid
hospital was nurtured .f rom - its - incen-
tion. She is recognized by the mother
house of the order of Sisters of Charity
or . &t... Vincent de Paul as . one of. the
ablest of the executives amoner the de
voted band of self denying women who
have consecrated their lives to works
of mercy. , . ,
It is needless to dilate unon what a
nourishing institution St. Vincent's'
hospital is to-day. What it has be
come is due in no small part to the
rare qualities of generalship and tact
displayed by Sister Laura. Perhans if
ner own aeeires were consulted she.
would have preferred to have remained
here where she was happy and where
her labors were most generously ap
preciated. &ne gathered around her a
band of enthusiastic women who under
the name of the Ladies' of Charitv nf
&t. vmcent ae Paul have done yeo
man s worK ror the good cause.
The new work to which she has been
called the management of St. Agnes'
sanitarium in the suburbs of Baltimore
is more responsible than her work here
for the institution is one of the largest
of itr kind, in the world . and occupies
a rign ranK among hospitals of its
character the world over. So justly
iamea nas . it Decome that it receives
patients from foreign lands. . The sister
who had been in charge. lost her health
under-stress of workand when she was
relieved of the charge the mother house
could select none better fitted to con
tmue the work than Sister Laura
whose work fin this city has been
crowned with ! such signal glory.
(Continued on Second Page.) ;
BOWCAPT.ERB
MET BIS DEATH
Mrs. Beisel Gives Dramatic Recital of
Shooting . upon Witness Stand.
(Special from United Press.)
Media, Pa., Jan. 5. Amid profound
silence Mrs. Katherine Beisel to-day
described her part in the - killing of
Captain J. Clayton Erb for which she
and her sister. Mrs. Erb, are being
tried oh the joint charge of murder.
Mrsi Beisel showed plainly the strain
of the ordeal when she resumed- the
witness stand at the opening: of the
court. As her recital approached the
climax of the tragedy, her voice shook
and tears streamed down her cheeks.
She heard Erb quarrelling with her
sister, she said, and rushed out to pro
tect her. i She saw Erb standing in the
hallway near the bathroom door with a
revolver in his hand. "He came at
me," she fairly 'screamed, " 'I'll kill
you,' he cried, and as he advanced I
sprang at him. We clinched and after
a frightful struggle I found I had the
revolver. I pulled the trigger and . it
kept on shooting."
Mrs. Beisel sat upright In her chair.
I shot him," .sho- whispered, almost
inaudibly, "and then all grew dark."
Mrs. Beisel fell back in her chair and
covered her face with her hands.
THE NOTORIOUS
MORASKI GANG
The case against Stephen Petrosky,
charged with assault upon William
Koslowski, will be tried in the city
court to-morrow. Prosecuting Attor
ney DeLaney is preparing the case. All
of the other members of the Moraski
gang who have been arrested for the
assault, have employed counsel but
Petroski so far has not been repre
sented. He has been ' confined since
his arrest. The assault took place on
Dec, 15 and was the work of this no
torious gang which has terrorized the
West end for months. Koslowski
was beaten in a terrible manner and
his eye was gouged out. John Mo
raski and his brother-in-law, Mike
Maltz. were tried and convicted in the
city court and their appealed cases
will come up in the Superior court.
Koslowski was badly injured in the
assault during which one of the memr
bers of the gang inserted his finger in
Koslowswki's eye,, tore the mem
branes and injured the eyeball. It was
feared he would lose the eye. He has
recovered however, but the eyelid
droops and will never return to its
original position. He will always be
disfigured. The Moraskis have em
ployed Attorney Clitus H. King to
represent them. Attorney Greensteln
has withdrawn lrom tne case. The
Prosecuting Atotrney is determined to
break up the "gang and release the
West end from their domination.
GOVERNMENT WILL
RETRY STANDARD CASE
(Special from United Press.
Washington. Jan. 5. Attorney Gen
eral Bonaparte announced to-day that
tha government would re-try the Stan
dard Oil case, made famous by the
Landis $29,000,000 fine and in which the
Supreme Court of the United States
yesterday refused to review the action
of Vio rrnrt nf anncnls In remflndlno
j it for a new trial.
BANKS FOR SPEAKER OF HOUSE
BROOKS FOR SENATE PRESIDENT
Fairfield Judge Will Have a Walk Over in His
Contest for the SpeakershipBlakesIeex
Withdrew from
(By a Staff Corres.)
- Hartford, . Jan. 5. Judge . Elmore S.
Banks of Fairfield, will-be the next
Speaker of the House of Representa
tives of Connecticut. The caucus
which will be held tonight will deter
mine the question and Banks will have
not less than 150 votes out of 205 which
is ' the total 1 vote' of the Republican
membership of the House. As it re
quires only 103 votes to, make a choice
it can be seen from the above-figures
which are to be relied upon that Banks
JUDGE PULLMAN
ON MATRIMONIAL
OBLIGATIONS
Troubles o1 Youthful Couple Subject of
Comment in the City Court Don't
Rush into Matrimony Until You Are
Prepared to Support a Wife.
The untoward results of "infant mar
riage" were ventilated in the city court
this morning when the case of Irving'
Sherwood, charged .with , non-support,
was tried. Mrs. Sherwood, a. -petite lit
tle woman of 18, accused her husband
of neglecting her and refusing to pro
vide f r her. The couple wete mar
ried last May and since that time the
husband has been away most of - the
time. In fact he has riot lived with
his wife more than a 'month. Mrs.
Sherwood has lived with Mr. . Sher
wood's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Sherwood of 582 Central avenue. . She
has taken care of Mrs. Sherwood who
is an invalid and is much liked by her
husband's Darents. The young man
hays he is 19 years old but .the offi
cials believe he is only eighteen. Mrs.
Sherwood claims -that there- is another
girl in the "case and that her husband
has been away in New Haven for sev
eral -months. He returned only a
month ago. Last Saturday he struck
her and she made a complaint.. Ir
ving-took the -stand in 'his own behalf,
but dkl riot seem to realize thathe was
tfpTtgainst a serious cnarg.-'- -
When, ' Assistant Ptoserutlng Attor
ney Wilder asked him if he did not
know that he was obliged ' to support
his wife he answered, "Perhaps so."
Juda-e: Pullman read the young man
a lecture which he will not. forget for
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a wniie. . xne juugw tiu: iuca
'no perhaps so' .about it. You will be
obliged to support "your wife. You
were . too young ana very iooiisn to
ft married when you did. .You had
no right to take upon yourself obliga
tions which you could not carry out.
The judge further commented on the
duties of a married- man and finally
discharged the accused, in charge of
Probation Officer cannem. xne juage
thought that . the differences between
the couple 1 were not serious but that
the husband should be made to under
stand that lie was responsible "for the
support of his wife until divorced from
her.
(UNCLASSIFIED.)
WANTED. A situation as a working
housekeeper in a small iamny. au
dress "S". this office.
MONEY TO LOAN. If you need a lit-
tie money I will lend it to you. Ad
dress P- O. Box 495. A. 5 tf
SITUATION WANTED By a strorig
Slavonian girl for . general nouse
work. 173 Pine St. A5bpo
FOR SALE. Grocery store and butch
er market. Inquire laniei r. jvean,
East Main,. corner Jane.
a
FOR SALE. Lunch wagon, doing good
business. -Enquire 1314 State street.
,' A,5spo
TO RENT. Six rooms, second floor,
gas iri kitchen, $12.00. inquire its
Lindley, St. A 5 s po
MILLINERS WANTED. Experienced
A 1 A.
makers and preparers. - Appiy 10 &
... r" -a I Ox
H.
Dillon JO., liuo mam 01.
. . A 5 'b o
SITUATION WANTED. By middle-
aged -man- to work . arouna green
house, has experience. William Namt,
Greens Farms. A 4 dop
LOST. A considerable" sum of money,
between. North. Bridgeport ice house
and Fairfield Ave. Suitable reward
if returned to Naugatuck Ice Co. -
A5po
WANTED. At once, a fresh Guernsey
or Jersey cow not over five years.
Must be subjected to tuberculin test
before purchase. Write particulars
to Louis H. Porter, Stamford.
A 5 r "
POLO AND HOCKEY SUPPLIES,
prices lowest In the city. Large line
to select frorii at The Liberty, 1029
Broad St. Open evenings.
T 30 tf o
CARD READER. Advice on all af
fairs, 25c. Mrs. Levy, $74 Madison
Ave., 4th house above North Ave.
G 6 tf.
CASCA LAXINE tablets, the thing for
constipation and stomach troubles.
G 1 o
WANTED. Girl for general house
work. Apply 563 Fairfield Ave.
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A. FRANK, Optician arid Loan office,
has removed to 1214 Main St. 12 tfo
TO RENT. Newly furnished lodge hall
several evenings. Inquire August
Seith, 75 State street, or Matt WIeler.
128J Main street. 14 5po
TO RENT. 12S3 Howard Ave.. 6 rooms
all improvements, at reduced rent,
$15. C. A. Monahaiv. Room 10. 1025
Main St.-H 14 mpo
DR. WALTERS. DENTIST, 1062 Main
St. Office hours from a. m. to
, 9:30 p. m., Sundays 9"n.' m. to 2
p. m. P 23 o
SenateContest.
is in no dana-er.
.Judge William J. Malone of Bristol,
is on the ' spot and while he prof esse
confidence in the outcome it is admit
ted by those who fought for and wltfc
him- that' he cannot win. .
BLAKESLEE TO WITHDRAW.
The expected contest for the chair
manship of the Senate has petered out
Senator. Isaac Brooks of Torrington,
will b' chosen without opposition, al
Senator Blakeslee of New Haven, hi
only avowed opponent, has decided not
to have his name go before the cau
cus. '
OUTLAW PLAYERS ARE REINSTATED
Among Those Who Failed However' if
"Dec" Reisling Formerly of the
Connecticut league. .
The National Conimlssion In session
at Cincinnati has practically agreed ,tfl
grant all demands of the- American
Association and Eastern U- . . re
garding the request for classificatioa
Attorney Killelea and Secretary J. Jef'
feral, acting for the two leagues, have
drawn up the demands in writing and
presented them to the commission foi
confirmation.
The commission yesterday labored for
six hours on the question as to wheth
er the American Association and East
ern League will "be put into a special
classification among the baseball teamf
of the country. No decision was rend-'
ered as the time was iven. to th
hearing of the testimony for both sides,
The commission- outside of this cas
transacted a1 great deal of business.
The most important of which was the
re-insratement of Player William Seb
ring who has applied twice before fo
reinstatement and was refused. Thli
time Sebring was fined J20C and the clut
that purchases him must pay $600 ta "
the Cleveland team to whom Sebring Is
indebted to that amount. Sebring wai
a contract jumper. The application fof
re-instatement of "Doc". Reisling oi
the Tri-State league but formerly ol
the Bristol , and later the Hartford
teams in this league was refused. Reis-
ling Jumped the Brooklyn team tc
which he was drafted from Hartford
Players Freeman. Johnson. Jesse Tan-n-jhill
and Keeley, all members of the
Washington club of the Americar
league were reinstated And 'fined $20"
each. .However $150 ! of each man's
ecatnceLaasJuspended.. - These .meE
were charged with plaving ast fall
with a Chicago outlaw club.
JESSELL'S BIRDS ARE . '
c : PRIZE WINKS
4'
Arthur E: Jessell of 56 Asylum
street, this city, and a member, of the
Bridgeport Poultry. Association, -had
birds oh exhibition at 1 the Meriden
Poultry show in Meriden last week,
and out of 22 entries won twenty-eight
ribbons ; twelve first, six seconds, three
thirds, and seven specials, v He also
received two' silver cups,, one'for white
Cochins and one for .golden Wyandot
tes. The birds are now beittg 3a.tbit-ed-
at the Middletown Poultry- show
this .week and will be shown at tha
Bridgeport Poultry show in . the Lin
coln building", next -week. , -, . . r,
WANTED. A girl for. general house
work. Apply Judson. 50 Milnfe St. '
First floor.
DANCE at' Perry's Hall, Thursday,
Jan. 7. Crane's -orchestra.. Admis
sion 25c. A. S. Perry, Manager.
' A 4;u" p o
TO RENT. Six large rooms, all Im
provements, rent moderate. 435
Lafayette'St: ' ; T 2 s p o
A REFINED ' YOUNG WIDOW, conl
sidered. attractive,, no encumbrances,
would like to correspond with a wid
ower, or single gentleman, of - good,
character about 40 years old. Mil-
dred L. Atherton, General Delivery .
New Haven, Cpnn. A4 upo
CANVASSERS WANTED for a. house
hold necessity. Goods furnished to
reliable parties with settlement once
a week. No money invested. A
splendid opportunity for agents. ;
Communicate .with Townsend &
Greene, 749 Wbrthington St., Spring
field Mass. A 4 d p
THE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL, 831
Fairfield avenue, begins its. next ses
sion January 5th. , The. successfttf
eiperience of this school in. fitting
men for many different universities,
enables :t to so plan the work of its
students that the usual time of prep
aration is n.aterially shortened. Such
a result is insured also by the , spec
ial instruct icn given to every stu
dent. '-' A 1 d o
GAS LAMPS, inverted, complete 68c: V
Ever Ready, 50c ? Portable, complete
with tube, $2 50, at The Liberty. 1029'
Broad St. Open evenings.
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WANTED. women ta do light hand
sewing in the factory.. Those who do
not care to operate sewing machines
will find this congenial and profit-
. able work. No experience necessary.
Apply to The' Warner Bros. Co.
. ,T SI d o
WANTED. Sewing machine operators
on corset work. Any women ' who
have run foot power machines " can
readily , learn the . work. Many prices
have been raised, and all are held at
the highest -point with plenty of
work. Apply to The Warner Bros.
Co. . T31do
NOW IS THE TIME to cover your
pipes, boilers and furnaces and save
the cost in coal in one winter: Open
evenings until 8 o'clock. Tel. 2367.
John F. Walsh. 114 Kosuth St.
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WINDOW GLASS We will sell you
any size glass you need, set - it for
you, too., at , reasonable prices. Beek
hoff & Bennett, 97 East Main St.- .
G 6 tfo 2 4 6
FOR SALE.-High grade upright
piano, cheap. " Square piano, 50 cts.
a week. 12 Piano -Boxes, good for
ash box or chicken coops. ' g44 No
ble Ave. S 24 tf 3 4 6 o
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