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VOL. 47. NO. 163
Mz Wtpmi CnetmKg Jfctme
(Special from United Press.)
Chicago, July 12 Not since the ar
rest of the McNamara brothers and
Ortle MManigle charged with blow
ing up the Los Angeles Times have
labor circles here been so stirred as
today's announcement that the Grand
Jury has lndioted four high union of
ficials for murder.
Those Indicted are: Simon O'Don
tielL president of the Chicago ulldlng
Trades Council, with 60,000 members,
and business agent of the United As
sociation of Plumbers; Thomas
Kearney and James Garvin, business
agent of the United Association of
Force Put in a Mighty Hard
Day's Work at Scene
of Wreck
First Officers Were Invaluable
in Getting Dead and Wounded
From the Debris,
The busiest day I ever put in at
a police station In my whole life.'
Is the way Superintendent Eugene
Birmingham describes yesterday at
police headquarters. .1
Superintendent Birmingham was
practically Alone at the station house
most of the day, every available po
liceman,, night and day, even to Clerk
Smith, being pressed into duty at the
train wreck.
As soon as news of the wreck be
gan to spread, not only through the
city but throughout the country, teie-
. phone calls from all over began to
I pour into police headquarters. Call
jers thronged into the station house,
'and Superintendent Birmingham was
kept on the dive from daylight to
dark, with scarcely a moment's re
ief. v
"f ' The policemen certainly did wond
erful work," declared Superintendent
Birmingham; Vyou .should. have seen
them when the first force . returned
I from the wreck In the morning. All
J of them were soaked through with
perspiration, and some of , them were
covered with blood, where tfeey had
been lifting out the wounded.
"I heard of the wreck before 5
o'clock," said the superintendent,
, "and I Immediately , assigned every
..available man to go out - there. I
was out there early, and I called
around to the different stations and
- had the night men held on duty, and
called them all out to the -wreck. -
-"The police buckled right in and
I did great work in taking out the dead
'and wounded. Then throughout the
;rest of day the men handled the
(' crowd In excellent style. They used
their Judgment and were not offic
ious, but kept everyone away from
rth wreok, far enough to give , the
workmen plenty of room. . It - was
(hard work, too; that was' one of the
hottest spots In the whole city and It
was a mighty hot day."'
The officers on the night force who
stayed at work until 7:80 o'clock yes
Jterday morning included: Sergeant
O'Learr. Sergeant Prout and Ser-
jgeant Biansfleld and Patrolmen Cody,
Brown, Gregory, McCarthy, Gerrlty,
Larkln, E. Wheeler, C. Wheeler, Bar
ton, ifttsante, P. Burns, J. Corxigan,
HenkcU Dooley, Qullty, Gottschalk,
Halpin, McCmllough, North Bagley,
Haux, Conn err, Coughlin, Beilly, An
derson. M&lone and Watts.
The day force, who stayed at the
wreek all day . until the night men
relieved thsm again. Included: Cap-
i tain Redgate. Captain Regan, Cap
tain Hazel, and Patrolmen Holbrook,
Flimstan, Weston. Herb, JDwyer, O'
Neil, Poland, Sheehey, Glen, Dally,
Gorfas, Ladd, Burns, McGlrr, Wag
ner, MaPadden, Lush, Kehoe, Callen,
P. Campana, Ramsey, Flood, Me Gov
ern, Bohults. Lund berg .Hayes, Farn
am and Specials W. P. Noonan, Len
8ei and Murphy.
Mellen Not On
Federal Express
(Special to the Farmer.)
-1 New Haven, July 12 It Is said that
Jie statement of Mrs. Curtis, wife of
J the engineer of the Federal Express,
that her husband worked 16 hours out
J of th Z4 nours preceding me wrecx,
wBl be Investigated.
( A sensational rumor that President
1 Charles S. Ma 11 en- of the New Haven
system was Injured In the wreck was
'denied officially by the road, today.
'In reply to a query submitted through
the press agent, Mr. Mellen said he
was not on the wrecked train.
DodyOf Goff
Admitted To Be
In Train Wreck
. CSpeclal from United Press.)
. New Haven, July 12. New Haven
road officials, to&ajr, practically ad
mitted that Conductor Edmund J.
Goff. of this city, who was "dead
heading in" on the Federal express,
yesterday, was killed in the wreck
on the Fairfield avenue viaduct. This
brings the total number of dead to
1. Goffs body Is believed to be in
the wreckage and had not been re
covered up to 12:45 this aftemoo. A
coat and hat containing a cardcase
belonging to Goff were found in the
Mrs. Goff left this city for Bridge
port, this morning.
Goff was missed after the wreck
and Inquiries at his home here de
veloped that he was - in New York.
The search there led to the discovery
that he had boarded the Federal ex
press. The road's officials after the
finding of the coat and hat were all
but ready to admit that Goff. met
death In the wreck. A careful search
of the Bridgeport hospitals and mor
gue failed to give any traces of the
missing man and tended to confirm
the belief that he was in the wreck
. - h - - .:
Plumbers; Morris "Moss" Enrlght,al
leged professional slugger and a gun
man, business agent of the Steam li
ters' Union, which is associated with
trie United Association of Plumbers,
All are charged with the murder
of. Vincent Altman, professional slug
ger and murderer.
It is alleged that Enright was hir
ed as "slugger In chief." of the build
ing trades council connected with the
American Federation of Labor and
Altman, "as chief slugger" of the riv
al independent council. It is charg-
edthat a plot to kill Altman was for
mulated in O'Donnell's saloon.
Conductor, with Fractured
Skull, Struggled to Signal
Tower, to Clear Tracks
Gettz, with 'Broken Ribs,
Performed "Wonders of
, .' Rescue Work
Tales of heroism and of self-denial
In the face of awful suffering are com
ing to light from the survivors of the
wreck of the Federal express hero yes
terday morning. '
Among the men;, two shine out for
their wonderful pluck in the face, of
serious Injuries. .They are Michael
Furey, conductor of the ill-starred ex
press, and William Gettz of Phlladel
phia, a passenger.. - , ,
Gettz,' with two ribs broken, an 1
other injuries, performed . wonderful
work in rescuing injured women from
the train. , He topped off his perform
ance by carrying Furey, the con due
tor, whose skull was fractured, up the
steep -. embankment to the signal
Furey, covered with blood ' from
many wounds, and only keeping- his
consciousness by supreme will power,
shouted. Instructions to the towerman
to block the line on both sides of the
wreck, 'to f prevent other- passenger
trains from - crashing Into the debris
and sharing the fate of ' the Federal
.Express. '
Furey lapsed! Into unconsciousness
from the wound on his head, from
Which blood was pourings all over him,
From the moment of the crash, his
first thought was to' get to the signal
tower and to clear the line on both
sides, to prevent a repetition of the
recent wreck at Fairfield, in which
four freight trains piled Into each oth
er. His duty accomplished, Furey's
nerve failed him and he fainted away.
How Gettz, In his wounded condition.
with a sprained . back and fractured
ribs, succeeded in accomplishing the
amount of physical .work that he did.
Is tho marvel of all who were first at
the wreck. His feat in carrying Furey
up the embankment would have taxed
an able . bodied man in the best of
health. The intense excitement of
the moment doubled his stremrth and
made him forget his own serious in
juries. Gettz is accredited1 with having res
cued more women from the wrecked
train than any other man at the scene
of the catastrophe. He is now pay
ing ' the prlc3 for his strenuous exer
tions In his wounded 'condition, for his
hurts are proving much more serious
than they would have been, had he
been content to lie on the ground and
not attempt to help: the others.
Mr. Saunders'
Tells Of Awful
Wreck Experience
(Special from United Press.)
New London, July 12. A survivor's
owns story of the yesterday Federal
Express wreck at Bridgeport was told
here, today, by W. H. Saunders, whose
Drotner was killed in the crash.
"There was not the slightest warn
ing of the impending calamity," said
Mr. Saunders. "It was still dark and
in the blackness of the night there
suddenly came a terrible crash, the
like of which I never knew before
and hope never to experience again.
A blue haze settled over everything
and out of the gloom the first cry I
heard was 'My God, its afire.,
"I was not dazed as one would
actually expect but to the contrary,
my mind as clear as it Is now. ' When
I found that I could move my first
thought was of my. wife. As I start
ed to search for her a man crawled
through a car window and cried to
me. 'For God's sake how will I get
out?' Just then I heard my wife
calling me and she told me that she
wag not hurt but that she was pinned
down by something.
"I yelled for a knife and somebody
brought one up through an opening
in the car floor. I did not wait for
ceremony but slashed my wife's dress,
skirt, in fact all of her clothing from
her body and in that way extricated
her. -
"The scenes which I. witnessed were
terrifying. I saw one woman carry
ing her dead baby and crying pite
ously. The dawn was breaking am
illumined the frightful scene. , Al"
around were dead bodies and the
cries of the suffering were too pitiful
for words.
"Some one said, Tret's see if we can
get this woman out.' and I turned to
see a woman's hand sticking up from
the ruins. No other part of her body
could be seen and with the help of
willing hands we pulled off the debris
piece by piece and were at last able
to release her, badly bruised but not
fatally Injured.
(Special1 from United Press.)
Providence, July 12 Curtis, the dead
engineer, was unfamiliar with the run
and did not know; that the switch, was
Was a partially open switch, the cause of the derailment of tbe
v Federal Express, yesterday? Opinion grows today as the result of
certain circumstances, that the heavy train, in spite of Its high speed,
might have made the crossover switch in safety, had It not been for
the second switch, about 2? feet bey end the terminus of the first, or
crossover switch. 1 - - '
It is the second switch which It. is now believed may have been
open, or which, In any event, was the point at which the engine -of
the train seems to have left the tracks.
Among those who went to the scene yesterday was a gentleman
who is somewhat familiar with the results that flow from railroad
casualties. He examined; the ground .with some care. He. noted
first, .the crossover switch, by which- the' train was to have been
shifted from one track to the other. He then noted the switch point
a few feet beyond, which marked the entrance to a side track;
which leads down to the ground level frpm the . embankment upon
whch the main tracks are placed. f ' ' '
It was noted that the ties indicated that the train had first left
the track at he second! switch point, ;and had apparently taken the
f roi' on the wrong side!
:y The ties were lightly miarked by the car wheels on ihe side of the
.track away from the direction in which the train went over the em
bankment, and this Indicated that the train had attempted to take
the switch.' The neighborhood indicated that repairs hadi been in
progress In which the second switch was Included. This was shown
by the fact that the spikes used In fastening a guard ( rail to Its
place showed no evidences of considerable exposure io the weather.
Not "more than a few hours exposure was the Idea of the person
who mad the examination. '
It has been steadily rumored, upon authority not known, that the
crossover has long been considered dangerous, and that railroad men
bave prophesied that a wreck-would' take place hereir It is also
asserted 'that the switch, points were notv protected ... ty up-to-date
'-, signals. . , ; . . ;
One, theory has It that the switch entering the side track had
been only partially repaired, and may have geen at least partially"
open. ' v '
' -i
. Today the spot at which the wreck began is entirely changed.
The side track which, branches from track 4 has entirely disappear
ed.. The replenished , road bed Is covered now with only four
tracks, all along the scene of the wreck, where heretofore there
were five tracks beginning at the switch, near the signal tower at the
west end of the viaduct crossing over Fairfield avenue.
. . i
There is no attempt ,at present to replace the sidetrack, for the
;utslde section on. which the siding was resting has been torn com
pletely away and the bridge has been propped only to carry the four '
tracks. . . .
Trolley traffic was resumed beneath the trestle this morning. '
New Tork, July 12 The New York
American prints' the following today:
"Although dead men tell no tales,
the widow of Engineer Curtis is very
much alive, and the sad story which
she related to the New York Ameri
can last night, .as she comforted her
three fatherless children, contained an
entirely different version of the re
sponsibility from that "officially"
given to the public (by the railroad
company. i
"It was overwork that killed my
poor husband," declared the widow of
the engineer In her home, at No. 836
Beekman avenue, the Bronx, last
"For eight hours on ' Monday my
husband ran a switch engine about
the freight yard In the Bronx. You
know how hot that work is in the
heat of 'such a day as Monday. He
came home to me and the babies all
played out, and we just Tested about
the house In the early evening gasp
ing for some , fresh air, like almost
everyone, else did.
"Along about nine o'clock that night
the call came for Arthur to report
for duty as the engineer of the Fed
eral Express, which was to leave
aTsout midnight. Tired as he was,
set for his train to cross over to the
outside track so that .it might make
tne Jjnageport station stop. , He was
the Tegular engineer of the "Cannon
ball", the fastest freight train on the
system, which did not include Bridge
port In its .schedule. The regular en
gineer of the Federal, Fowler, had
been overcome by the heat and was
unable to make his run, so the frelerht
engineer was drafted to pull the throt
tle. Indictment Is
Issued Against
Edward G. Lewis
(Special from United Press.)
St. Louis, July 12 E. G. Lewis,
head of the Lewis Publishing concerns
of University City, Mo., was indicted
today, by the Federal Grand Jury on
charges of violating the postal laws.
After the Jury's report had been sub
mitted to the court, one juror arose
and informed the court that District
Houts had displayed nreludice against
j . V v.
the noor fellow' braced Tin -at An ro.
for that call meant some extra money
ior us, ana we neeaea tne money.
"My husband had. Inst wvnvorod
from a three weeks' illness. He was
sick with the measles and we were
quarantined. Our income was cut
off ana we used up our savings. My
husband, although employed by the
New Haven & Hartford for more than
thirteen years, eleven of them as an
engineer, never got a regular run. He
was for seven years past on the
'spare' list.
"He was always very careful, and
occasionally he has taken the Federal
ExDress out before. t nm v,
knew every turn In the road, and I
cannot, unuerstana now he could do
wrong, unless the tired feeling was
too; much for him. He had com
plained - during the evening of being
very weas irom, xne extreme heat of
A clerk sent toy the railroad com
pany to notify Mrs. Curtis of the
death of her husband merely told her
that there had been a wreck. She
wandered around for two hours seek
ing word from her husband before a
kind trainman took her aside and told
her the truth. She collapsed and -was
taken home.
Lewis in conferring singly with the
An investigation of Lewis case is
pending before a Congressional com
mittee In Washington.
Lewis is the oldest son of Rev. and
Mrs. William H. Lewis of this city.
On a previous occasion the govern
ment Issued a "fraud order," against
him, denying him the use of the mails.
After a vigorous legal battle, he suc
ceeded in having the order revoked.
Lewis is the founder of University
City , and originated the penny maga
zine Idea. He claims that he is be
ing persecuted by a "clique" which is
bent on ruining his business.
Mystic Shriners
Elect J. F. Treat
Imperial Potentate
, (Special from United Press.
Rochester, N. Y., July 12 John F.
Treat, of Fargo. N. D., was unani
mously elected Imperial Potentate at
today's session of the Imperial Coun
cil, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.
The annual conclave decided on Los
Angeles as the meeting place, next
Odor of Decomposing Re
mains Leads Trainmen to
Huddled Body Beneath
Heaps of Wreckage
Coroner Wilson Gives Or-
ders that All Energies 'Are
to Be Bent to Reach Dead
Man, Who Wears Brake-
man's Uniform.
He Is K Believed to Be Cer
tainly Missing Flagman
Edward Goff Brakeman
J oslin Also Missing, Sup
posed to Have Been with
Goff Dead Identified.
At 2 o'clock this afternoon a body
believed to toe that of "Edlward Goff,
a railroad flagman employed on
Springfield-Harlem, river freight, who
was known to have been deadheading
on the Federal express, was taken
from the debris as a wrecker lifted
away the Speellng car, Alteus.
Goffs wife came to Bridgeport to
day. with a railroad engineer who had
heard that Goff was reported killed.
Goff lives with his wife, 254 Llyod
street. ; It was his custom to return
home on "the Federal from Harlem
river after he completed his runJ
The remains were taken to the mor
gue for a more complete identification
than was -possible In the condition
of the bodv as It came from tn
wreckage. r ' "
Goff was a flagman very well known
In railroad circles. For many , years
he was on the road. -He lives with
his wife In New Haven, and has a
son. Robert J. Gff. also a trainman
He was on Sprlngfleld-Haxlem river
freight known as S. H. 1.
Rumors of the presence of bodies
m the ' wreckage ; began .late yester
day when clothing that appeared to
be that - of railroaders was dragged
out of the debris. Goffs coat is re
ported to have been found among
others, but the whereabouts of the
garment is not now known. !
It was reported , also that another
trainman, named Joslyn, was in the
wreckage. Joslyn ana Goff, tne story
croea .were on the same ' run, and
leavlnsr their freight at the comple
tlon of Its run, they "deadheaded" it,
as the trainmen call it, from Harlem
river back towards New Haven, on
the Federal express. -
Mrs: Goff heard of the wreck at her
home In New Haven yesterday fore
noon, and at once suspected that some
harm had befallen her husoana. Mr.
Goff is reputed to be one of the most
reliable trainmen on the road, and his
unexplained absence from home at
once gave rise to fears that' he was
numbered among the victims. '
Mrs. Goff enlisted the services Of
another trainman, an engineer, who
accompanied her to this city- today.
They went to the morgue, and exam
ining the single unidentifledt male
there, at once concluded that it could
not be that of Mr. Goff.
Then they went to the hospitals and
found at both St. "Vincent's and the
Bridgeport hospital that there . was
none answering GofTs . description.
They concluded that he must be still
In the wreck, and they decided to
await the removal of. the last two cars.
Mrs. GbfT did not go to the scene, re
maining In the center of the city while
the railroad man went to the disaster,
to witness, the work of clearing away
the temporary . tomb of the missing
flagman. .
Fire Chief Edward Mooney is doubt
ful as to whether there any more bod.
les beneath the wreck. - He says he
and his men have been pretty well
over the wreckage and have made a
search as thorough as was possible,
He will admit 'the possibility of there
being more bodies still to be disclosed,
but he thought it improbable after he
had made another examination of the
scene at noon today.
Throughout the day the morgue was
filled with people seeking to identify
the unclaimed bodies. Until late this
afternoon there was no claimant for
the body of Engineer Curtis.
Curtis is the man upon whom the
railroad officials 1 have shouldered the
responsibility for the wreck. He was
not in good standing, says the Broth
erhood of Railway Trainmen, for non
payment of his dues. " Though his
family in the Bronx, New York, have
been notified of his death, and that
the body is still unclaimed,- up to a
late henir today no word had been
received as to the disposition of the
One of the female corpses lying In
the morgue was . Identified this morn
ing. It was that of Mrs. Virginia W.
Palmer, 61, of Richmond, Va.' Her
son, M. P. Waddy of that city, came
on here when he read press dispatches
announcing the discovery of a body
with the initial P in the clothing. At
first glance he identified the body,
and .all but swooned. Upon second
glance, he was dubious, but later was
convinced that the remains were those
of his parent.
He made arrangements for the ship
ment of the body on the midnight
express to Washington, D. C.
The body of Walter M. Ryan, the
fireman, was shipped at 10 o'clock this
morning to the Bronx.
Identification of the woman with
the name Bertha M. Walcott was
completed today by her husiband, Tr.
G. A. Walcott, secretary of the
Smithsonian institute, of Washington,
D. C. Mrs. .Walcott was on the way
to visit her sister in Lynn, Mass. She
postponed her trip for several days on
account of the heat and finally board
ed the Ill-fated train with reluctance
because of the disagreeable conditions
for travelling. This body will be
shipped to Washington tonight. Dr.
Walcott arrived here early this morn
At tine morgue this afternoon there
remain three . unidentified bodies.
These are the unidentified negro, un
identified man who is dressed like a
(Special from United Press.)
Hartford, July 12 Governor Baldwin
today sent to the'House for confirma
tion the names of John H. Hale of
Glastonbury, Theodore . Ford of
Bridgeport, and .Richard T. Higgins,
of Winchester, to compose the new
public utilities commission provided
for in the bill regulating public ser
vice corporations recently passed by
the Legislature.
These three men presently compose
trainman, and the unidentified young
woman, dark, about 30. The last
named may be the strangely missing
Henderson woman, whose little child
was crying for her mother at police
headquarters this forenoon.
The bodies of Mrs. Rogers and her
infant son, who it was learned today
was only one . month and three days
old, will, be sent to her former home
In Ohio. Her husband was taken from
St. Vincent's hospital by S. T. Davis,
president of the Locomobile Co., in a
touring car this forenoon. He vSewed
the remains of his wife and the 1 babe,
confirmed the Identification, and made
arrengements for the shipment of the
bodies. He will not be able to ac
company the corpses. He is suffer
ing from dislocated left shoulder and
shock. His little three-year-old son is
also an inmate of St. Vincent's hos
pital. ,
No arrengements have been made as
yet for the care of ' the remains of
George Hubert Hartman, the three-year-old!
son of Lois B. and William
L. Hartman. The former is In the
Bridgeport hospital in serious condi
tion. ' ;
The condition of the injured gener
ally? showed marked Improvement at
both hospitals today.
At the Bridgeport hospital the con
dition of Loretta McCrohan, 16, who
was with her three-year-oM cousin,
Elinor MoCrohan, both of Philadelphia,
traveling with her aunt, Mrs. Mary
MteCann, to Colchester, Conn., remains
critical.. She was slightly improved
today, but the extent of her internal
Injuries and v what will be the effect
of the shock are not known. Mrs.
Hartman's condition remains critical.
She has a laceration - deep into the
ankle, bruises all over the body and
face, and shock..
.: William Gettz, who was reported
critically hurt ,' yesterday, showed
marked Improvement over night, and
will recover. All the rest: will re
cover. - I
At St. Vincent's hospital the sur
geons were confident that they could
save the left forearm of Mrs. Bertha
Munroe, the young school teacher.
Mrs. Munroe was returning V f rem a
wedding at Washington, D. C.l to a
seminary where she instructs in sev
eral languages In Rhode Island. Sev
eral. of. the faculty.- caT ... a on V'?r J sS
niarht and todav. --. Th? rm tLonch
Mrs. Mary McSweeney still remains
In a critical condition, with fractured
skull-- and other .injuries. Head
Brakeman. Kissner " was 'deMrlous over
night, but today was Improving slow
iy. ' ': . - ' '
The condition of John T. Von
Pfeiffer Readville"Masg., is not hope
ful. Little Eleanor McCrohan, whose
sister is at . the Bridgeport hospital,
is improving at St.. Vincent's. The
condition of Mrs Caiabra, who was
in the wreck with three little child
ren, is aggravated 'by the fact that
she was already in a , delicate con
dltlon. Her husband came on late
last night and this morning recovered
the clothes of the children . at police
headquarters., . r
W. A. King, of the city, who as
delirious ; overnight at thought of the
death of his friend, Kirby, whom he
claims is still missing, was slightiy
Improved at St. Vinvent's today.
Kirby s -body may be tnat still uni
dentified at the morgue.
Several army ' officers, including
Lieut. Col. Stevenson, an army sur
geon visited the hospital today to call
on Sergeant C. E. Rogers, the coast
artillery corps electrician, whole wife
and . babe were killed. v
Claim agents representing the rail
road overran- both hospitals yesterday
and well into last night, until in St
Vincent's hospital they, became such
an annoyance that they were ejected.
(Continued on Page Two.)
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11:30 a. m. to 12 p. m. Park City
Restaurant, upstairs, 166 Fairfield
Ave. S 13 tf. o 1 3 5
GUINEA HENS, ducks, roasting
chickens, broilers, fowl, liver pud
ding, sausage meat, bologna. Bvn
mos & BUtz. G 15 1 3 5 o
furters, home made meat loaf, fresh
dally. Peter Hron, 1216 Stratford
Ave. U 28 tf 3 5 o
STORE FOR RENT. Store and liv
ing rooms at 1776 Main St. Cen
tral location. Only $22. J. F. Sel
leck Jr. Co., 1094 Main St., Room
No. 1. D15 tf.o
100 with two sets of envelopes com
plete $6.50. Engraved on copper
plate. Southworth's, 10 Arcade.
D 16 tf. o
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the state railroad commission t
which Hale and Ford were lately ap-t
pointed by .Governor Baldwin, ;
All the nominations are to take ef'
feet immediately upon confirmation?
by the House and the Senate. Om-
kmissioner Hale Is to hold office until
fJuly l, 1913, Ford until July 1st, 1MSJ?
tiiggms until July 1, 1917.
As railroad commissioners the mer
receive a yearly salary of $3,000 andJ
as public service commissioners they
will receive a yearly salary of oJVi
Inspects Murphy - McPer-j
mott Model on Assignment !
from General Allen
Is Delighted with Model atirft
Predicts Success for the
Big Machine,
Major C. McK. Saltzman, V. 3. A.,
an officer of the United States Signal
Corps, and one of the army's moit
successful experts in the developmenfi
and use of wireless telegraphy, came
to Bridgeport this rnorning on assign-
ment from General Allen, to inswet
the . model Murphy-McDermott aero
plane constructed by the BridgporW
Aeronautic Company on the plans of
Inventor. John M. Murphy. i
Mr. Saltzman was delighted with th
many remarkable inventions embod lj
in Inventor Murphy's model, and pre-l
uiciea a sure success ior me worxinsM
machine which is now being construct
ed on the lines of the model.
He ' was- particularly interested frt
the adaptability of the Murphy mono;
plane for, war use. Its stability, its
immense carrvine nower. it wirelesari
telegraph and signalling outfits all ap
pealed to him as pre-reminently fitting
it-for the rise of the Signal Corp. '
v "It .1? tho duty and the poHcy of thd
War , Department-to co-operate In tha
development , of inventions of thl-J-ipd,"
declare.! Major Salt?". fts
:'. xttntnsr.Jfe,fWn"V '';' i Vhlrii ,
. . ""'. ' ' m
Major , Saltzman , left for Washing '
ton this morning after making ar
rangements to be present at the first
test of the big machine, when ft la
The, assignment . f Major S&ltzmars
is sufficient , indication of the interest,
taken by the !U. S. War DepartmenfiJ
in the development of this flyer, -wtileW,
has been described before In the Far-f
mer, and which, its backers' conftdenW
Iy believe, will be a world-beater whenr
completed. .
Inventor Murphy, who is an exper
ienced aviator and has made many7
fine flights, both in Curtis and Wrightt;
machines, has purchased, two Curtis-,
machines, ' one from Harry Ford, pr
prietor of the Ford garage, and th,
other from the Curtiss Aeronautic",
Company. '- t f
While his big machine is buiMingv '
he will test various features of it, on;
by one, on, these two flyers, and Iijrj
that manner expects to demonstrate
the efficacy of his inventions and giv1
them hard and thorough working tentmi
before they are all embodied in fh
new machine.
TO-RENT Five room flat with
conveniences at 585 Union avenue
D. R. Whitney, 1025 Main street. f
P 12 so
WANTEI Woman for starching an
plain ironing. Model Launary, low'
Middle street.
P 12 ap i
FOR SLE. The 30 ft. cabin crtif-l
Elf II. Inquire E. S. Ogden. re-,
quonnock Yacht Club, City.
P 10 s
LOST Commutation R. K. ticket soj
ing from station to West End. Re-'
ward for return fo R. E. Burton'
187 Lindley stret. P 12 bp-
FOR SALE. Old established bakery,,
Wishing to settle estate. Address
Bargain, care of Farmer. .
P 10 d o '
WANTED. To exchange a two fam-.
ily house for a farm. Write A. w
Farm, General Delivery, City.
P 10 s
LOST. Red cover memorandum book;,
with name Chas. Kitcher on. Suit-
able reward. Return 11 P. O. ArV
cade. P 11 bpo ,
TO RENT. 5 rooms, 101 Goddard
Ave. Improvements. Inquire up
stairs or E. Wiles, R. F. D. No.
P 11 s p o
TO RENT. 5 or 6 rooms, all Im-j'
provements. 185 Hewitt St.. nean
East End factories. P 10 spo?
WANTED. Reliable woman or girt
for housework, to go home nigntat
No washing or cooking. Apply be-,'
tween 7 and 8 p. m. 911 Lafayett
St. P 9 so
LOST. A Boston bulldog, screw tall.'
marked black and white, llcen
tag No. 5562. Reward $10 to 1st
Elmwood Ave. D 16 tf. o
TO RENT. Second floor, six room
all improvements, is Catherine)
st p a tf o
TO RENT First floor, six room.
steam heat, all Improvements. 213
Pearl St., between E Main an4
Brooks St. P3 tfo
STORE TO RENT. 17 ft. by 42 ft.
177 Fairfield avenue. Farmer build
ing. For particulars call at Farmer
Office. 111 tf.o -
Register for sale cneap. Addres
P. O.JBox 16. City. S 2 tf. O
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