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VOL. 47. NO. 164
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1911
PRICE 0N CENT
o'clock evenings, at the Herald News
ST Stand, 140 FAIRFIELD AVENUE.
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Expre
Authorities at Washington
Move to Enquire in to
Bridgeport Horror
Bodies of Dead Identified
and -Remains of Most
Shipped to Friends or
Relatives
Impression Growing that
Cause of Disaster Was In
herent In Method of Op-
eration Crossing 1 Was
Dangerous, and Rules
May Have Been Habit
ually Violated.
All the identifications of the 14
victims of the Federal Express
wreck, several of which were tin
certain have been verified.
. The following Is the authentic
list of victims of the worst railroad
disaster in the history of the New
Haven road for the last half cen
tury: " , .
' - Sylvester Bennett, Soldiers -
Home, Washington, D. C.
C W. Christie, 2021 Rittennouse
St., Philadelphia, Penn. -
A. M. Curtis, engineer, Tin ton ,
avenue, Bronx, New York.
Arthur Dunnigan, colored, West
'Chester, Pa. - '
Edmund J. Goff, freight flag
. man, 55, 254 Lloyd street,' Fair
Haven.' Conn. --
George Hubert Hartman, aged
eon if Mrs. Lois Brf Hartman,
XewfleM, "N". J, mother in Bridge
port hospital. y
Mrs. Stella G. 3Ioriey, Bar Har
' bor. Me.
-Mrs. Virginia Palmer, 61, Rich
mond, Va,
: Gwendolyn P. , wife of Sergeant
CL E. Rogers, U- 8. A Dunkirk, O.
, Louise, one month, three days, ,
' daughter Sergeant -Kogers.
W. A. Ryan, fireman, aged 27,
?3S E. 154th atreet. .- '
George R. Saunders, 55, ' . New
Ixmdon, Conn, - V
A. Sciarra, laborer, employed
Milford. N. IL, home, 11S5 Pierce
street, Philadelphia. .
Helena B. Walcott, wife of Dr.
' Charles D. Walcott, Washington,
y r. o. .
' Not until today were all the iden--,nIcatIons
verified. The last one to
be made was that of Stella G. Morley.
whose husband arrived before .day
break from Bar Harbor, Me., seeking
his wife. He knew she was- on the
Federal Express, and when she did
not appear and he had no word, from
timr. he concluded that she must be
t a man r - the .unidentified dead.
A glance at her features, which
i were not badly mutilated, sufficed to
i convince him that his suspicions were
i well founded. He was too much ov
i ercome to wait at the morgue, but
. wandered out into the early morning,
t promising to return by . noon to make
t arrangements for the disposition of
' the remains. Morley said his wife
had a trunk and bag somewhere. He
I was going to meet the train when he
heard the news of the wreck, and af-
ter scrutinising dispatches in many
1 papers for her name among the in
jured, h decided that she .must have
been 'killed and hurried here,
f Th two bodies taken out of the
.wreck yesterday for 'there were' but
lof victims 14 instead of 15 as was
j Reported late yesterday were quickly
identified.
! Flaeman Edmund B. Goff of Fair
1 Haven, whose body the railroad men
i -were certain was buried in the wreck-
late met instant death in a most hor-
lrible manner. One of the massive
? stones torn from the viaduct by the
j plunging cars crashed -through the
debris and burled Goff's head and
f shoulders into the earth. Goff was a
passenger In the day coach. He was
? keeping cool with coat and hat laid
' off when the crash came. The coat
I with his railroad pass was found early
Tuesday. Mrs. Goff did not see the
I body at the morgue. Friends thought
I it wise that she should not. The
identification was made positive
.'through belongings of the dead flag-
f man found in Ms ciotmng.
! The second of the two bodies locat
ed yesterday could not be taken out
much before $ o'clock though it was
i definitely located just after 3 o'ciock.
i The bodies of both Goff and the oth
t er man, later Identified as Bennett,
5 were in such condition that it was
! apparent death came instantly to both
t of them. Nothing was found in the
.wreckage either yesterday, or today,
to give rise to the belief that anyone
: wa burled alive beneath the wreck-
age more than 2 hours after the crash.
Relatives have responded to mes
sages relative to C. W. Christie of
Philadelphia, who was traced through
tan identification card found on the
bodr.
Gradually the number of bodies at
", the morgue is dwindling. The bodies
1 of Mrs. Rogers and her babe were
1 shinned this noon to Dunkirk, O
Against the advice of physicians in
attendance, Sergeant Rogers, the sol
Idler widower, left St. Vincent's hos
, pital, this noon, and accompanied the
two caskets on the 1:16 train. With
'Rogers waa his 3 years old son, who
escaped the wreck. Still another child
survives at Dunkirk, their former
home. Rogers is still very weak. His
left shoulder was dislocated, his left
hand lacerated and his whole body
badly bruised. He Is suffering from
rreat nervous shock and grief. Fear
was expressed that the stricken man
would be unable to complete his jour
ney, without collapse. He was deter
mined not to allow the remains to
go unaccompanied, however. , Before
he left he was in conference with rep
resentatives of the railroad company.
He feared that if litigation for dam
ages arose, he would be unable to so
arrange matters with the govern
ment service that he could get to
court and he pressed his willingness
to make a settlement upon terms that
otherwise he would not consider.
A brother of Engineer A. M. Curtis,
.whose body lay unclaimed at the
-morgue up to a late ' hour, yesterday,
last night effected arrangements for
shipping the body to" Arnold Mills, R.
Mrs. Curtlr Uvea in New. york.
x ne family recently underwent a
siege of sickness. The body of Fire
maii Ryan was shipped to the bereav
ed home in the 'Bronx, yesterday. The
widow, barely more than a child; be
came Mrs. Ryan only 19 months ago.
She is bearing up bravely under her
loss. The body of Mrs. Palmer was
shipped on the Washington express at
12:35 a. m. The body of Mrs. Walcott
was. taken to Washington yesterday
afternoon. With the mother still . in
serious condition at the Bridgeport
hospital the body, of three years old
lieorge Hubert Hartman. son of a
letter "carrier at Newfield, N. J., was
sent away late last "night for -burial
at the family plot.
Relatives of George R Saunders
who came' to the mortuary parlors of
Henry E. Bishop, where his body has
lain since the wreck, were surprised
when they learned that Saunders'
through ticket to his home would not
carry his corpse. They had the body
shipped to New London on. the 2:23
train, yesterday. Saunders ; was re
turning to his home from the funeral
of a relative. ' ' . .
Confirmation ' of the identification
of Walter Dunnigan, the negro, has
come to Rourke & Rourke's morgue
through dispatches from f his home,
West Chester, Pa. No arrangements
for the care of the body have been
made. , The body of C. W. Christie
will .be shipped to Philadelphia, to
morrow, and that of Flagman Goff tp
Fair Haven also will be sent tomor
row, i ' : "
This morning the morgue received
a despatch from Tony Sciarro of 661
Oak street, South Bethlehem. Pa-
asking if a body which he described
was in the morgue. It was ' that of
his brother, A. Sciarra, a quarryman
of M135 Pierce street. Philadelphia.
jbuc . Derore nis dispatch came., a
juicnael vtrone, a fellow laborer in
Milford, N. H., had arrived here and
identified the body: y The. widow is
now coming here to arrange for the
funeral. Up . to this noon no . word
came from .the Soldiers -Home- in
Washington, as to the man identified
as Sylvester Bennett of that -institu
tion. Identification was made through
a Dank book and letters1. - .
Much interest centers at St. Yin-
cent's hospital upon Miss Bertha
Munroe, the gifted young ' school
teacher, of Cliftondale avenue. -Bos
ton,' -Mass., instructor in a Rhode Is
land seminary. Miss Munroe is an4
accomplished linguist. Several mem
bers of the faculty of the Rhode Is
land Institution have called uoon her.'
Her : left: arm is so badly mangled
that , it may have to be amputated.
The surgeons are doing all they can
to save the- member, and their efforts
are rewarded' by remarkable fortitude
on the part of the sufferer.. Though
she. passed, a restless night she was
apparently stronger today.
Several are still in a critical con
dition at St. "Vincent's. Conductor
Michael Fureys passed a fairly com-
ortable night, but his condition is
still regarded as critical.
v Mrs. Sarah Calabra whose three
children are with her at St. Vincent's,
remains In a serious condition. . Mrs.
Mary Walker of 1125 11th street,
Washington, is also dangerously hurt,
suffering from shocks -and bruises.
Sarah. O'Connor and Emily Wilson,
who were in a party of four maids
bound from Chestnut, Hill, Philadel
phia, to Massachusetts, ' have been
placed in a private ward at St. Vin
cent's by orders of their, employer
who has directed that every atten-?
tion be given them.
v The condition of John T-. Von
Pfeiffer,. "of Readville, Mass., regard
ed as critical, yesterday, was improv
ed today. Mrs. Mary McCann ' of
3316 ' Walton street, . Philadelphia,
passed a restless night. . She is nerv
ous, from worrying over the condition
of her neice, Loretta McCrohan, ' one
of the most badly , injured of the vic
tims at the Bridgeport hospital. An
other neice, ' Eleanor, is not so badly
nurt. in one or the patients at St.
Vincent's except t Sergeant Rogers and
his little son, can leave for several
days.
A daughter of Mrs. Joseph Rovce
or Washington has shared the respon-
siDility or caring for. her mother with
nurses at St. Vincent's. ' Miss Royce
arrived here yesterday responding to
telegrams sent by railroad men, in
forming her of her mother's injuries,
Mrs. Royce spent a comfortable night.
She has severe lacerations of the left
hand and her back is injured.
Six of the 25 victims taken to the
Bridgeport hospital have been dis
cnargea. jrour or tnese lert on
Thursday and two. more went today,
me iour wno .were able to con
tinue after .their injuries had been
dressed, Tuesday, were- Hemy Chris
man, ;of Middletown, Va., a Ciyll war
veteran. 67 years old. on his vr&r to
a reunion at Providence. R. I.; Henry
A. wauace or ; Milbrldge, Me., whose
left hand was cut and whose left side
and face were bruised;Frank A. Hoyt,
the baggagemaster of Boston, whose
legs were bruised and who suffered
shock; and Edward M. Greene of
Huntington, Pa., whose chest was
badly bruised.
Today Robert . Henderson, a janitor
of Philadelphia. Pa.. 5S ' years old.
was able to leave the . hoapital and
ride to the train. Both shoulders
wera bruised, his back injjred and
ne is sunering from shock
The second victim to leave the
Bridgeport hospital today vas Stella
uorsey. a negress, maid for Mrs
Cranford, of Washington, who has
been stopping at the Stratfleld since
the wreck. Mrs. Cranford escaped
wreck, but the maid was shaken and
bruised so badly that she1 was taken
to the Bridgeport! hosDital
The hospital gave out a statement
today that one of the victims is in a
critical condition. There are five
whose conditions are still serious.
They are Loretta McCrohan. the 16
years old Philadelphia girl; Mrs. Lois
ts. Hartman, of Newfield, N.J., whose
injuries are coupled 'with shock and
grief over the death of her little son:
Joseph B. Sisson, New Haven, whose
right arm was tbrn open with the
severing of blood vessels, by an iron
rod; Mrs. Mary Schloske. suffering
from shock; and Mrs. Sarah Clark, a
negress or Washington who is suffer
ing from shock and bruises.
The remains of Sylvester Bennett,
the old soldier, were claimed late in
the afternoon by relatives in ' Wash
ington, to whom the body will be
shipped, this evening.
Emma Eames Has
Religious Marriage
In St. Pierre Church
Paris, July 13 Following: their civil
marriage, yesterday, Emma Eames,
the prima donna, and Emilio De Go-
gorza were married today according
to religious rites in the Church, of St.
Plerra
JlffillSSlKOil
n rr m n n
(Special to The Fanner) -
Washington, July 13. -The Interstate Com
merce Commission has ordered a full inquiry into the
wreck" of the Federal Express at Bridgeport, Conn,
The reports of the agents of the Interstate Commerce
Commission of their investigations are usually held
for the statistical purposes of the commission.
But the Interstate Commerce Commission may,
when it deem, it to the public interest, make reports of
investigations, stating the cause of the accident, to
gether with such recommendations as the commis
sion deems proper.
In view of the nearness of the wreck to the un
usual freight wreck of June 6, both in locality and
time, it is believed that the commission may make a
report upon both wrecks with strong recommenda
tions. : . ' '
That the New York, New Haven & Hartford
railroad has ignored the recent order of the Interstate
Commerce Commission, requiring carriers promptly
to report wrecks, and has not yet notified the commis
sion of the Bridgeport catastrophe, was the state
ment, today, of Commissioner Caleb McChord. ,
. y The commission has already sent inspectors to
view the wreck.
RAILROAD MAN OF
YEARS
ON DUMMY
Sayfe That Crossover Was Put in Dangerous Place Because it Was
Cheaper Officials Cause Half the Wrecks
Editor of The Farmer, Sir:
Regardless of what happens, .not
only on the TT. Y., N. H. & H. Rail
road but on any other, where life and
property is lost, the officials always
say, "Engineer is the cause of wreck"
or "the brakeman or operator etc, as
the' case may.be. I In all the years
since railroads have been in exist
ence, it is not on record that ever a
railroad official has said, in case of
accident, "XJrnciais ox tne uo., caus
ed the wreck," and yet it is a fact
that' can hardly be successfully con
tradicted, that many more than half
the railroad accidents are caused by
the officials of the Company.
The appalling accident that has hap
pened right in our midst and sent so
many to an untimely grave, and crip
pled so " many others, should not be
put upon the dead Engineer, and the
officials should not be allowed to
shirk the responsibility, by saying
that there was a rule on the time
table1 that trains should take the cross
over at that point at fifteen miles per
hour. ,
The writer of this article was a rail
road man for twenty years, . and serv
ed in several capacities, from tele
graph operator to Division Superinten
dent and Is well aware of the fact
that rules like the one mentioned are
put in the time table, not for the pur
pose of having them obeyed, but for
a" loop hole for the officials to get out
of in case of accident. 1
Engineers are supposed to make
their time", and especially so on these
first class trains, and if they ; come
In late they are "called" and must
show every Place at which they were
f delayed and give a good reason for it,
and If an Engineer on that Congres
sional Express continued to lose time
on his run for a month, you may be
sure he would be pulled off and put
on an inferior train, and if he con
tinued to lose time he would eventu
ally be discharged.
Any railroad man knows that if the
Engineers of these fast trains were
to slow down to fifteen miles per
hour at the points mentioned on the
time cards,. and to follow to the let
ter, all the rules on the time card,
TAFT EXCORIATED IN
BITTER INVECTIVE BY
SENATOR LA FOLLETTE
In His Scathing Denunciation of Canadian Reciprocity
the Insurgent Leader Accuses the President of
Breaking Promises and Betraying His Party's Trust
(Special from United Press.)
Washington, July 13 Caustic criti
cism of President Taft for "not keep
ing his promises." ."adding betrayal
to betrayal" during his administra
tion, and "sacrificing progressive pol
icies to Aldrichism and the reaction
aries," with a bitter denunciation of
the Canadian reciprocity . agreement,
was made to the Senate, today, by
Senator X,aFollette, (Rep., Wis.)
The speech bristled with invective
and satire.
Canadian reciprocity, LaFollett as
serted, violated every principle of rec
iprocity heretofore expressed in Re
publican platforms and violated every
tariff pledge in the platform " upon
OF EXPERIENCE
RULES
they never could make their time,
and they know if they do not make it,
their discharge is sure.
There are rules never to., make a
flying switch, and yet how long would
a yard master hold his. position . if he
did not do it? There are rules that
a train shall not v receive a clear sig
nal so long as another is in the block,
and yet It is broken every day.
The Engineer of the ill fated train
was of course going too fast, but he
was behind time, and it would be to
his credit with the officials of the
company to make up all he could, and
the 1 same officials who now put the
blame in him1 (because he is dead and
can not speak for himself) would have
congratulated him on his ability to
"make up time, had . there been ' no
accident.
The fact of the matter is, that
through the greed of the gigantic cor
porations of this country, and railroads
are not the only ones, the ; ordinary
laborer has not the slightest show for
anything. He does not get for a
month's labor the money that it would
take to keep some of the officials
one day, and in case of accident, he
takes all the blame.
: A month from now, when the ter
rible shock of this affair has passed
away, let any man take his watch
and go to the Fairfield viaduct, and
time the first class trains as they
pass there, and he will not find one
that shows down to fifteen miles per
hour, and the Engineer who would
have the temerity to obey this and
other dummy rules on the time card,
would lose his position in thirty days,
' In order to 'save a few dollars this
cross over was . placed In about - as
dangerous a place as could be found
It could just as well have been fur
ther, west where there was no bridge,
and ' the disaster would probably not
have been as bad. v
The American people are long suf
fering and patient, and they don't
mind being butchered and having
their families butchered, but they hate
to have the blame for the butchery
shouldered on to the dead Engineer
who was only doing what It was nec
essary for him to do that . he might
hold his position.
AMERICAN.
which Taft was elected President.
"It promises to reduces duties for
the benefit of the people," he said, "it
reduces duties, the effect of which
can never reach the people, but It
does reduce them for the. millers, the
packers, Standard Oil, the brewers,
coal companies and in some measure
for the already grossly over protected
interests.
"It is nothing that it pretends to
be and professes to be nothing that it
is. It is a little brother to the Payne
Aldrich bill, the greatest legislative
wrong inflicted upon the American
people in half a century."
As a basis and Justification for his
views, LaFollette ; gave a history ' of
the tariff situation for the past 10
years, asserting that -the "'trust crea-
AUTO PIRATES,
CAUGHT HERE,
MUCH WANTED
Long List of Warrants For
Quartette Under Arrest
in Bridgeport
Young Men Have Bad Police
Records Sought by Authori
ties in Many Towns
. . ' . ' ;
Warrants for burglary were , receiv
ed from the Boston police, today for
two of the four young auto thieves
arrested In this city on June 30th
while en route from Roxbury, Mass.,
to New York in a stolen car. With
the' warants came a complete descrip
tion of the four, showing that they are
an 'accomplished quartette of young
criminals, all with well established po
lice reputations. '
The boys left a chain of bursrlaries
behind them at various garages on the
line of march, until they were appre
hended by the Bridgeport police. The
names, given by them to the - Bridge
port police, together with their right
names as disclosed by the Boston of
ficials, are as follows:
George Weeks, aged 16, (gave correct
name), chauffeur Wanted for bur
glary in Somerville, Mass.
Thomas Doolan, 17. metal caster,
right name James Glennon, wanted , by
Boston polioe for burglary. ' '
William Johnson, 19, carpenter, right
name William E. O'Brien, wanted In
Boston for breaking and entering.
James Timithy, 17, shoemaker, right
name James Keegan, , has bad police
record. .
All four are now held' in bonds of
$300 for the Superior court .here for
burglary. Apparently they have a
long, hard row to hoe, for when they
are through with the local authorities,
which bids fair to be some time,1 all
four most answer charges of burglary
in Stratford. Bast , Hartford and Rox
bury, Mass., and two of them, O'Brien
and! Glennon, must answer burglary
charges in Boston. ' .
The . warrants from Boston are - in
the hands of the local police and prob
ably will be served on the pair as soon
as they get out of Jail locally. The
others will probably be turned over to
the small town authorities.' ;
; The four started out on a career, of
automobile piracy. They stole an au
tomobile bearing the Massachusetts li
cense number 1699 from a' garage in
CBpxbury, and! then started for New
York, with 1 Weeks, the chauffeur, at
the wheel. .
They burglarized a gtarago In IDast
Hartford, , stole- e set of tiros, an solV
them in Wiaterbury: They !then pro
ceeded1 down the Naugatook .valley.
puncturing a couple of their own tires
on the way down. ' They burglarized
a garage in Stratford' and another In
Bridgeport, and were trying to fit
stolen tires to their stolen machine
when apprehended In Bridgeport.
Apparently they planned to be motor
pirates. . When arrested here, a. large
revolver was found in their possession,
nut they disclaim ed knowledge of it.
: i v
HUGE BONFIRE
FUNERAL PYRE
OF 14 VICTIMS
A huge bonfire which shot flames
many feet into1 the air in ' a vacant
lot alongside the railroad , tracks at
Burr Road1, was the funeral pyre of
the Federal Express and its 14 vic
tims.' , ' ; . : ' .
Ths bonfire was built by the wreck
ing crews today of , the remains of the
train which met with such terrible dls
aster. ' . . ; , . ";
:, At the spot where the wreck occur
red, practically nothing a remains but
the roof of the sleeping car Atreus
When this is lifted other bodies may
be found.
Iron workers in the wrecking gang
are engaged in dismantling the loco
motive this afternoon, . and the big
cranes are lifting ft up and cartingi it
away. piecemeal. - v
Poor people in search of wood were
'turned loose" on the wreckasre last
night and carted away every available
stick and .splinter. The wrecking
trains moved the remaining heavy
pieces away this morning and) built a
bonfire of them.
tor" the Dingley bill, which, he said,
increased the cost of living from 40
to 60, 70 and 80 per cent, created an
inevitable demand for tariff revision.
In his campaign, LaFollette said
Taft promised a downward revision.
The President, the Wisconsin pro
gressive cnarged, worked with Aid
rich and other standpatters to kill
the income tax feature of the tariff
bill offered by progressives. . by an
alleged tax on corporations.
"Tnose standpat Senators knew
what Aldrich and the President
knew," he continued, "that every cor
poration would add the corporation
tax to the fixed charges of the busi
ness and exact from the people,
through increased rates and prices,
every dollar paid as a tax to the gov
ernment." i
Summing up his Indictment aealnst
the President, LaFollette asserted the
Executive had attempted to secure
enactment of an interstate commerce
law favorable to the railroads, had
thrown open Controller Bay, Alaska,
the key to the coal fields, to the cor
poration interests; removed "honest
and efficient James R. Garfield" from
the head of the Interior Department,
and replaced him with Ballinger, to
whom the Senator paid his respects
in forceful language; and that his
course "had been vacillating and
without definite policy because, ap
parently, there had been, throughout
his administration, no deep convic
tion other than what the hour makes
it appear expedient."
Rebuked at the polls In the elec
tion of .1910." LaFollette continued.
"the President foolishly tried to buy
back with postoffice appointments
the support of progressives which he
had lost when he abandoned progres
sive policies.
"This bill," he asserted, "Is cruelly
unjust to 33,000,000 people. Thev
are fighting for' simple justice with
their backs to the wall.
It is the fight between the plain
people and the confederated privi-!
leges." i
CENTRAL LABOR UNION
DEMANDS' THAT CORONER
HOLD AN OPEN COURT
Protests Against Secret Investigation
Federal Express Wreck
, In a set of resolutions accompanied
by powerful reasons, the Central La
bor Union of Bridgeport at its meet
ing last night called upon Coroner
Clifford B. Wilson to hold open court
In his investigation of the terrible
Federal Express disaster inthis city,
instead of conducting a secret inves
tigation, as he has publicly announced
his intention of doing.
The resolutions, which will be sent
not only to .Coroner Wilson but to the
judges, who appointed him and who
may remove him if they see fit, were
as ionows:
Whereas, the wreck of the Federal
Express, July 11, caused- the loss of
14 lives and Injury to manv 'others.
and whereas said wreck was preceded
by the wreck Of four frehrht trains
june t,'in the same neighborhood and
wnereas, these wrecks have been pre
ceded by many others potentially of
the same nature and whereas there
are involved in these disasters the in
terest of the public of the railroad em
ployees,, and of the railroad corpor
ations - which operated the trains,
Therefore Be It Resolved:
That we, the Central Labor Union
of Bridgeport do request and demand
as an organization of citizens anl
electors of Connecticut a : full and
OPEN investigation of the wreck of
the Federal Express so conducted as
to demonstrate -and bring to public
attention the general causes of the
wreck, the manner In which said rail
road was actually operating; the pos
sibility of ' any. defects In the sys
tem of operating the blocks from the
signal towers; o show the actual
custom or practice t of the railroad in
operating trains, as distinguished from
the book "rules" of the company; to
show the nature of the equipment at
the point where the wreck occurred; ,
to, 'find the number of hours the en
gineer of said train had been em
ployed just prior to the wreck; as to
whether or not the morale of the em
APPALLING DEATH
ailOREltV: LOSS IN MILLIONS.: ,
BY RAGING FOREST FIRES
:;'r; . .y. '"VV- ' ; r
' The known . dead at .West Dome
' 25 foreigners .crushed1 and smoth-
. ered to d5eath . in the West Dome
Mining Company's shaft; ' Assayer
:v Angus Biiit and wife; Manager A.
. Weiss, wife and ' 3-year-old daugh
ter; Chief Carpenter James McQue
" and wife; Captain. Jack Hamilton.
At United Porcupine Mine Fore-"
. man and three .workmen. -
At. the Philadelphia Mine Cap
tain George Dunbar, and four oth
ers. ' vy v .
At the Dome Mine 30 laborers
cut off in shaft and! smothered.
Drowned in Porcupine ' Lake :
Nathan Haas, Andrew Larme,
Marvin Strain, William A'. Moore
and Ry P.1 Mondue, all of Spokane,
Wash. ' ' .V
The latest estimate of dead in the ,
Porcupine Mining district -Is 200. A
majority of these are foreigners.
In addition, upwards of 200 set
tlers, their wives and families who
had small clearings in the section
. swept by the fire, are missing and
it is certain the death list thece Is
very great. ; -
. Mines reported '. completely or '
partly destroyed: ' ' Dome, . North
UNCLASSIFIED
FOR SAME. Barber shop. Address
Barber, care of Farmer.
P 13 s p o.
WANTED. 2 needle steel stitchers,
also Kirls for 1 needfe machines
Birdsey Somers Co.
P 13 so
incT.T WiKTSTn 'FTETMATE- Clear
makers, buncn maners, sinppers
and tackers. Apply 626 Water St.
i' 13 a ' o
TO-RENT Furnished two front
rooms. B21 State street, corner
Myrtle ave, Phone 1912.
P 12 d op
MOTORCTCIE FOR SALE 4 H. P
Indian. Belt arive. .Magneto new
Cheap. Apply1 evenings, 673 Ells
worth street. P 12 d po
utavtitd Several machinists for
erectlnsr heavy - iron work. Am-
merican Graphophone Co., Employ
ment office, Howard avenue, 9 A.
M. P 12 u o
WANTED Experienced .sewing ma
chine operators on stripping, gore
making, Joining supporters to cor
v sets, and other work. Also experi
enced corset inspectors. Apply to
The Warner Brothers Company.
P 12 d o
"WANTED First class plumber no
other need apply. Good job and
steady work to the right man. , The
Rourke Bros. Co., 834 Grand ave
nue.. New Haven. P 12 b o
TO RENT. Second floor, six rooms,
all improvements, 193 Catherine
St. P 3 tfo
STORE FOR RENT. Store and liv
ing rooms at 1776 Main St. Cen
tral location. Only $ 2 2. J. F. Sel
leck Jr. Co., 1094 Main St., Room
No. 1. D 15 tf. o
ENGRAVED WEDDING Invitations,
100 with two sets of envelopes com
plete $6.50. Engraved on copper
plate. Southworth's, 10 Arcade.
D.16 tf. o
LOST. On July 4th, Boston bull,
brindle, white neck and breast,
liberal reward. Return to Dr.
O'Hara ,361 Barnum Ave.
P 13 b . o
FOR SALE. The
Warterbury Cafe.
Apply 433 Water
ap
Owner must sell.
St.
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of!
ployees of the railroad and their dis 4
cipiineUs seriously disturbed by rea
son of too much being required of
them because of economies occasional
by an effort to pay dividend uoon
vast aggregations of capitalization'
not actually employed in said rn-5
road.
Resolved, that these resolutions T i
accompanied by a statement of rea-!
sons as follows: !
That as between the people of
Connecticut and the railroad corpora-
tion concerned in this case thi general,
impression exists that the corporation S
by reason of its operations in politics I
and its influence upon public appoint-:
ments has been unusually free during I
many years from the restraining J
fluences of a government exercised In J '
the interests of the public?
That this state of public , opinion, j
soundly , based, makes it unw!s tbatf
further investigations by the public i
authorities into the responsibility tor
railroi wrecks in this county should f
be secret. That a sound public policy
demands a public investigation of th
wreck of the Federal Express so that
the Investigating authority may have
the advantage of that Information
likely to be presented where the In
quiry Is public, and so that th pub
lic may have direct and detailed
knowledge of the factors which enter
ed into and caused the disaster. Fur
thermore, that the conducting of a
secret court is : against the recognized
policy of the administration of 'jus
tice in the State of Connecticut. sfs
a bad precedent and tends to arou
suspicion and distrust in the minds -of
the people.
Furthermore, be it resolved, that at
pflnir nf'thojo T-ponltiHivna h unf f
Coroner C B. Wilson and to the sv-j
eral persons , who are by law given i
power of the apopintment and remov- (
al of the croner In Fairfield county,
CENTRAL LABOR UXION '
OF BRIDGEPORT.
Adopted July 1, 1911.
LIST AND
Dome, Preston East Dome, Vipend,
Foley -O'Brien, Philadelphia, Unit
ed Porcupine, Standard Imperial,
West Dome, Success, Eldorado
Porcupine. "
(Special from. United Press. 3
Cobalt, Jiily 13 With the death list
already exceeding the 300 mark and
the property damage reaching Into the
millions, the fire in the Porcupine dl-J
trict of the north Ontario' country J
still raging. The flames, fanned by
heated winds, are rushing like light
ning through the thousands of acres of
heavily timbered lands that stretch
northward and westward from Porcu
pine Lake. -
It will be several days before the
death list and property loss can be
learned with any degree of accuracy,
but indications today are that the
holocaust is the greatest in the his
tory of the Dominion.
Employed; in the Dome mines were
300 workmen. When the fire reached
the scene the entire vicinity was en
veloped so quickly that the only means
of escape was down the shafts. - The
outside shaft was fully timbered and
(Continued on Page Two.1
WANTED. Girl of 14-16 to helj
general housework, good home,
German : speaking girl preferred.
Write to Kimmig, Brookfleld, Conn.
a p
FOR SALE. New cottage, 2 family
house, Barnum Terrace, Small
'payment down, balance monthly.
Lamson, 2889 Fairfield Ave.
P 13 u po
TO-RENT Five room fiat with all :
conveniences at 585 Union avenue. I
D. R. Whitney, 1025 Main street.
P 12 bo
FOR SALE. The 30 ft. cabin cruiser
Elf II. Inquire E. S. Ogden, Pe
quonnock Yacht Club, City.
P 10 s po
FOR SALE. Old established bakery.
Wishing to settle estate. Address
Bargain, care of Farmer.
. ' P 10 d o
TO RENT. 5 rooms, 101 Goddard
Ave. Improvements. Inquire up
stairs or E. Wiles. R. F. D. No. Z.
Plls'po
LOST. A Boston bulldog, screw tall,
marked black and white, license
tag No. 5562. Reward $10 to 164
Elmwood Ave. .-Dlltto
TO RENT First floor, six room.
steam neat, an improvements. 21 z
Pearl St.; between E. , Main and
Brooks St. P3 tfo
STORE TO RENT. 17 ft. by 42 1 1.
177 Fairfield avenue. Farmer build
ing. For particulars call at Farmer :
Office. HI tf. o
GOOD SECOND HAND National Caa
Register for sale cheap. Address
P. O. Box 16, City. S 2 tf. o
JOIN the Casca Laxlne tablet users.
Great for constipation. 25c.
HI
CARD OF THANKS.
We the undersisned desire to
press our sincere thanks to our many
friends who assisted us during the re
cent sickness and our bereavement In
the loss of husband and father, es
pecially to the B. P. O. E. and F. O.
E. of Waterbury, the Bavarian Socie
ty and the Bartenders' Union, also to
all who sent floral tributes to ths
funeral.
MRS. HENRY A. HELLMANN AND
a SON.
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