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Entrance on Main street, Fairfield avenue and Cannon street
Bridgeport, Conn.,
Thursday, July 18, 1911
The WeatherFair, cooler tonight and tomorrow.
College Man Has a Run-in
at .Wreck with Patrolman
"No thick Irish cop can arrest me
declared C. A. Body, one of the spec
tators at the wreck of the Federal
Express, when ordered .by Patrolman
Holbrook to go outside the ropes
which had been set to keep the space
clear for the wreckers.
Patrolman Holbrook kept his tem
per and repeated his order, which
Body refused to obey.
"Why. it would be all right If I
cave you a glass of beer," continued
the recalcitrant Body; . 'that's what
you Irish cops want." .
At this. Patrolman Holbrook who
Isn't Irish, by the way took Body by
the collar and ran him outside the
ropes with considerable speed. "Now
keep your mouth shut and stay there",
warned Holbrook.
But Body wouldn't be squelched and
he kept shouting taunts at the officer
and defying Holbrook to arrest him.
"You can't arrest me." he shouted,
"you're not big 'enough."
"Very well," retorted Holbrook and
promptly ran him In.
'You'll be sorry when you find out
who I am," warned Body, when rid
ing in on the patrol wagon.
In the city court this morning Body
- identified himself as an electrical en
gineer and a college graduate. He
admitted using the language described
but said that he was hot and excited and
that the officer had been unneces
sarily rough, and abrupt in ordering
him outside the ropes, x - .
"TV vrtn ionii!(Tr It a diasrritm td
be an Irishman?" asked Prosecutor
Delaney, with reference to Body's re
marks about 'thick Irish cops.'
"Why no," explained Body, "my
father is an Irishman."
"Is this the kind of behavior they
teach you at colleges." questioned the
prosecutor, "to insult and defy the
representatives of the law, especially
at such a time and place as a rail
toad wreck?" v
Body replied that "perhaps the heat
had been too much for the officer, and
his temper was affected."
"And I guess the heat was too much
foi von " rotrMtA tha r?OQriitr-
"Fifteen, tLollj ajfOat,rwas the
judge's contribution to the colloquy,
and Body paid.
There will be an exceptionally fine
display of fireworks at Steeplechase
Island next Saturday evening-, consist
ing chiefly of large set pieces. Satur
day and Sunday afternoon Ed R.
Hutchinson will give balloon ascen
sions and triple parachute drops. Oth
r special features "are to' be present
ed during the following week. - After-
uvsuu valuing tm a- aiii avKliauiB auu
tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday the
tide will be right for afternoon bath
ing parties. The swimming pool is
: attracting many and it is cleaned
i out every day and salt . water from
' the Sound is pumped through it con
tinuously. The dance hall in' charge
of Prof; r. C. Quirty;:5the well known
dancing - Instructor is drawing good
crowds, . every afternoon and -evening
ifor it is cool and dancing can be en
joyed under-the most favorable cir
cumstances. Mrs. Hattle Konstance,
tha well known violinist is playing
with the orchestra of 12 pieces Satur
day and Sunday and her selections
are being well received. Captain Boy
ton has moved his houseboats and
has provided a first - class float for
boat owners t tie up . to when they
visit the island.' The regular admis
sion fee is being charged to indivd
uals while members of, .the ; yacht
clubs1 are being permitted1 to land un
der a special arrangement with Cap
tain Boyton. - -
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County Commissioner Simeon Pease,
wno was overcome -by the neat, Wed
nesday, is still confined to hie home in
Greenfield Hill. He Is feeling much
better today, however, and expects to
be able to resume his office duties to
morrow. We Repair.
Jewelry of every description. We
do --it in a careful painstaking and
thorough manner. We ; make a spe
cialty of repairing watches of all
makes and guarantee all work. Spe
cial price for this . menth. Cleaning,
main spring. M. J. Buechler. the reli
able jeweler, 48 Fairfield ave. '
KXAPP. In thia city, July 11th,
1911, Miss Emma D. Knapp.
Friends are . invited to -atend the
the funeral at the residence of her
brother-in-law Dr. S. M. Garlick.
No. 774 State street, on Friday
' 14th. Inst., at $:. o'clock P. M.
Burial in Fairfield, Conn. ' Ceme
tery. P 12 bp
O'BRIEN. In this city, July 13.
ill. John J., son of Jane Galvin
and the late Cornelius O'Brien,
&ed 26 -.years, 14 days.
Friends are invited to attend
the funeral from the residence of
his mother. No. 71 Hurd avenue,
on Saturday, July 15th, at 8:30 a.
m., and from St. Patrick's church
at 9 a. m
Interment at St. Michael's
cemetery. P 13 b
CHAPEf. At Silver Beach .Mllford,
Conn.. July 12th, 1911, John Kent
Chapin. only son of M. H. and Lucy
K. Chapin. aged 12 years.
Funeral service will be held at
the home of his parents. No. 21
Broonlawn Place.Bridgeport, Conn.,
on Friday 14th inst., at 2:00 o'clock
p. m. ap
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Smoothly and powerfully, the Mill End sale has set out upon' its 27th journey at this store. -4
Aided by the experience of thirteen years, pushed by the enthusiasm of folks who have drank deep of the Mill End spirit, backed
by the confidence that only knowledge gives; such is the 27th sale.
It could not be other than a success with such a combination entering jnto it. Experience, enthusiasm; confidence, energy; ail!
these are combined with the Mill End sale's decisive high values and equally-decisive low' prices.
Mill End shoppers haye never been so delighted as at the very time this is being written. They are finding true mines of saving
all through the store: Every section shares. There are Mill End lots everywhere. And every one is sharing them '
. . equally. More of them and better; such are the Mill End offerings. V
We counted on making a" new record. We shall do it. Weather is comfortable. Store is well-ventilated and comfortable. Mill f
End shopping is being done in comfort. Mill End records are being made that are newly large.
Come and join the throng. Save money. Be a Mill-Ender; it pays. -
Flimsiness of Wooden Day Coach Demonstrated in
Startling Manner Claims Agent Baldwin Claims
that Wooden Cars Were as Good ' 'as Those in Gen
eralise," But Says It Is Clear that Steel Cars
. Would Greatly Have Reduced. Deaths and Injuries
, In regard to the wooden cars in
the . wrecked train, Claim Agent
Baldwin of the railroad company:
said this afternoon: "The cars
were in as good condition as any
wooden care In use on any. railroad
', in the country.. But there is no
- question in my mind that If steel
Tears had been in use that the
: deaths and injuries would have
i been fewer."
Spectators who gathered about the
scene of the wreck late yesterday and
witnessed the progress of clearing
away the debris, witnessed a spectacle
long to be remembered when they
were given an opportunity to see the
real condition of the coach in which
most of the fatalities and injuries
occurred. '
- Peck after peck of what appeared
to be sawdust rolled out from the
ends of the sections as they were
lifted from the debris. But' closer in
spection showed the supposed saw
dust to be fragments of wood. The
wood work of. the old day coach was
worm eaten, and its frailty became
more and more apparent as the work
When the heavy chains were fasten
Appalling Death List
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it caught fire after thirty foreigners
took refuge within. AH lost their
lives. The fate of the , others is in
doubt. . . , -
In West Dome, all hands took refuge
in the shafts and perished.
Refugees from Prescott East Dome,
who reached there after the fire pass
ed, descended by means of chain lad
ders. Half way down to the first
level they found the body of Mrs. An
gus Burt. She had smothered to
death clinging to the ladder. On the
level below were found the bodies of
Manager Weiss, his wife and daugh
ter, bis staft and those of 27 foreign
ers. There are probably many other
bodies here as of the force of 84 on
the property, only three have been lo
cated. .
A heroic act occurred ' on the South
Porcupine dock. Women and chil
dren of that town Were being hustled
to safety to Golden City when a gang
of foreigners made a rush for the
boats moored at the wharf. They
Ibrew overboard other passengers.
Joe Gerdlner, a druggist, with a revol
ver, made the foreigners .wait until
all the women and children were safe.
At the United Porcupine there was
no shelter and the workers took refuge
on an outcropping of rock. Several
were roasted to death when the fire
wept over them.
Manager Ashmore led the retreat of
the Philadelphia mine force. C. EX
Adams, - of Philadelphia, who was
bookkeeper there, died of heart fail
ure as the party fled. His body was
Grayling, Mich., July 13 Several
hundred more people are homeless to
day as the result of the complete wip
ing out of the village of Waters, 18
miles from here, last night; This
brings the total of homeless in the
burning of three towns, Oscoda, Ausa
bele and Waters, up to 3,000. The
whole northeastern section of Michi
gan today is a huge, blackened mass.
Scores of inhabitants are still miss
ing and no accurate estimate can be
made for some time of the fatalities.
Bridgeport Opposes
Bill for 10 Foot Centers
Senator Garry Paddock, Represen
tatives William W. Bent and Joshua
Meltter and Alderman Horace H.
Jackson appeared before the railroad
committee of the general assembly in
Hartford yesterday in opposition to
the bill calling for a 10 foot trohey
center throughout the state-in streets
82 feet or more in width. Aldermen
so Be
ed about the day coach and the pow
erful derrick began to lift, the coach
itself rose but a few inches from the
ground and the thick chains slowly
tout their way right through it, as
though it were a huge hunk of but
ter. It was in this cardboard structure
that human beings were carried for
years, always in danger of terrible
mutilation and dearth, should ' an ac
cident befall.
The rottenness of this wooden day
coach, which was so costly of human
lives, was the most striking feature
of the wreckage. The (Pullman cars,
built of wood, but infinitely more
sturdy, stood the strain much better
and , the deaths and injuries in them
were consequently fewer. Steel cars,
such as are used on the Pennsylvania
railroad might have saved every life
and greatly reduced the number of in
jured. '
"Next time I take a long ride on
this railroad, it certainly won't be
in a day coach," was the comment of
spectator after spectator who viewed
the mute evidence furnished by . the
mashed and splintered sides of the
flimsy wooden car.
Henry J. Clampett, Patrick H. Brady
and Eugene- I. Meyer of the Streets
and Sidewalks committee were to
have attended the hearing but met
with an accident to their auto while
passing through Meriden and were
held up. They telephoned ahead to
the other Bridgeporters to have them
placed on record as opposed to the
But few appeared to favor the bill,
those being General Manager Pun
derford of the Cortn. Co. and a few
hired attorneys of that company.
A large and sorrowing concourse
of relatives and friends assembled at
St. Augustine's church this morning
to attend the obsequies of the " late
John Brennan who died at the home
of his daughter, Miss Bessie Brennan.
76 Fulton street. The cortege moved
from the late vhome of the deceased
at 8:30 to St. Augustine's church where
a mass of requiem was celebrated by
the Rev. Edward Murphy. The sing
ing was by the church choir consist
ing of Prof. Brlsebois, 'Mrs. P. J. Kel
ley and Miss Mae Flaherty at the of
fertory the choir sang "Dominie Jesu"
and after mass Miss Mae Flaherty
rendered most feelingly "Come Unto
Me". Surrounding the casket was a
wealth of beautiful floral tokens, re
membrances of friends and relatives.
The pall bearers were William Calla
han, Patrick Quigley, from Cecil Cal
vert Council No. 33, K. of C, Michael
Hughes, James Raleigh, , Andrew
Ward, John Barry. Burial was in the
family plot at St. Michael's cemetery.
Funeral services over the remains
of Daniel Brolley were held this
morning from his late home, 38 Cres
cent Place at 8:30 o'clock and thence
to St. Mary's church where Rev.
James T. McDonald sang a high mass
of requiem. At the offertory, Joseph
Clabby rendered, "Ave Maria" and
after the mas, ' "Heaven is His
Home." After the services Mrs. F. J.
Munich and Mr. Clabby sang, "Thy
Will Be Done," and as the remains
were being 'borne from the church,
"Nearer My God to Thee." The
bearers were John Jordan, David
Kenny, James Quigley, John Hal
stead, John Fox and William K.
Drury. Interment was in St. Mich
ael's cemetery.
Private funeral services were held
this afternoon over the remains of
Mrs. Rebecca Gould Hubbell at her
late home, 433 West avenue. Rev.
John DePeu, rector of the First Con
gregational church reading the ser
vice. Interment was in Mountain
Grove cemetery.
Farmer Want Ads lc a word
Claim Agent Baldwin of the N. T.,
N. H. & H. R R. Co., was very much
annoyed by the statements in local
papers to the effect that the railroad
company had neglected to take care
of those injured in the wreck. In a
statement this 1 afternoon Mr. r Baldwin
"The road's employes did everything
they could to make the injured persons
comfortable. Our officials were delay
ed somewhat in reaching the scene be
cause of the distance from the head
quarters in New Haven to this city.
But when the officials did arrive -they
did everything in their power to help
the injured."
'Mr. Baldwin said he wanted every
person who was put to any expense
in caring for passengers to put in a
bill to the road.
The claim agent declared his assis
tants had been sent to the Bridgeport
and St. ' Vincent's hospitals Tuesday
morning with orders to see the injur
ed persons and find out if they wanted
to send messages to relatives or
friends. These messages were deliv
ered to all parts of the country at
the railroad's expense.
In regard to the criticism that the
railroad's employes had been slow in
lifting out the bodies buried under the
cars, Claim Agent Baldwin said the
delay was unavoidable because the
trestle over Fairfield avenue had been
weakened and it was impossible to
place the wrecking apparatus on the
structure without endangering the
lives of-ihe workmen. As soon as the
trestle had been repaired, there was
no delay in hoisting the wrecked cars
and lifting the bodies.
Police And Fire
Protection Is
Praised By Road
Officials of the New York, New Ha
ven & Hartford railroad' were loud in
their praise today of the splendid work
performed by the Bridgeport fire and
police departments at the wreck of
the Federal Express.
Division Superintendent Woodward
was one of the loudest in praise of
the work of the local men. He de
clared that the firemen worked like
heroes at the wreck, and that the po
lice protection afforded has been the
finest ever experienced by the railroad
at any catastrophe.
Murder and Suicide
Shown In Finding
of Woman's Body
(Special from United Press.)
Exeter, N. H., July 13 The body of
Mrs. Frank W. Durant, with three
bullet holes In it, was found this morn
ing in a field, 300 yards from a spring
in which yesterday was found the body
of W. M. Mullen, who had killed him
self. The affair is believed to have been
murder and suicide. Mullen had been
infatuated with the woman.
(Special from United Press.)
Branford, July 13 Rev. Edward
Martta', one of the oldest Catholic
priests In the diocese, and a former
Bridgeport worker, died today at the
age of 70 years, from paralysis.
Twenty Passengers
Injured When
Cars Leave Tracks
(Special from United Press.).
St. Louis, Mo., July 13 Twenty pas
sengers were slightly injured today
when a Pullman sleeper on the Illin
ois Central overturned and two other
sleepers left the tracks, near Duquoln,
LBoder foil headway, t
Arrested While . Passing Through Stamford, Clark Is
Brought Here and Arraigned in City Courts Moved
to Pity, Authorities Will Endeavor to Have Him Sent
to State Sanitarium at Shelton.
Worn and emaciated to a, pitiful
degree by his unsuccessful struggle
against tuberculosis, George Clark, a
self-confessed bicycle thief, stood in
the city , court this morning. He had
stolen a wheel to ride to New York,
where he hoped to get a place in ' a
consumptives' retreat " and die in
peace. .
All in the court pitied him sincerely
none more sol than Frank Benham
from whom the wheel was ptoen.
As soon as Clark's condition was seen
the course of justice was tempered
with mercy and the authorities will
arrange to have Clark sent to the
State sanitarium at Shelton.
Clark's pitiful 'case came to light
when he was arrested at Stamford on
complaint of the local police. "
He found a bicycle standing at a
curb in this city. Clark was penni
Sharp Attack On
Chairman Garde
Of R. R, Committee
(Special from United Press.)
Hartford, July 13.-r-Repreientatlve
Garde, of Cromwell, House chairman
of the railroad commission, was
made the center, of a general attack
on the part of several House, mem
bers, today. An unfavorable report
has been received on a bill providing
that no more fares shouid be charged
through passengers on a trolley line
that the total of the combined local
fares over the same route.
Mr. Garde explained that "some"
had appeared in favor of the bill but
that "a great many more" had ap
peared against the measure at com
mittee hearings. He asked that the
bill be rejected.
Representative Burr, of Westport,
said that he was not surprised at the
action of Representative Garde as
Garde had favored 'the railroads since
he first became a member of the
House. Burr stated further:
"I know that the Representative
from Cromwell believes that the rail
roads and the troliey lines were built
around the state of Connecticut but
I am one of those who believe that
the state of Connecticut Was here
first and that the members of this
body ought to first serve the sta'teand
the railroads afterwards. I myself
am a corporation man. I believe that
no man can do better than to invest
his moneys in the corporations of
this state, but I do not think that the
state should be subject to the rail
roads. "I have been told by a certain
member of this House on this very
subject that he jollies along the con
ductors by giving them cigars. I
consider that bribery. If a man
knows he has to pay fares he should
pay them."
Brooklawn Golfers Among First Eight
in State Championship Tourna
ment. . (Special from United Press.)
Hartford, July 13. In the Connec
ticut State Golf championship tourna
ment, this morning, the eight win
ners were:. C. G. Waldo, Bridgeport;
S. D. Bowers, Bridgeport; F. J.
Graham, Jr.. Greenwich; R. Abbott,
Stamford; and F. M. Smith, Roger H.
Hovey, Percy Rockwell and F. R.
Cooiey, all of Hartford. Hovey won
the gold medal for the best score, 75.
Graham, of Greenwich, was second
with 80. Hovey is present state
champion. The eight winners will
play this afternoon and the four re
suiting winners will play the semi
finals tomorrow morning.
less, helplessly sick and worn to the
point of despair by his unceasing
cough. When he saw the -bicycle it
flashed through him that it might
be the means of securing him a re
spite before his death. He thought
that if he could get to New York,
he could secure food and shelter in
one of the city hospitals - there.
So he seized the wheel and rode off.
In Qlark's weak condition he could
make little speed. The owner of its
wheel, missing it later, notified the
police. A description of the wheel
was sent out, and the Stamford police.
when Clark passed through that city
identified the wheel and placed him
under arrest.
Clark's case was continued until to
morrow. In the meantime an effort
will be made to arrange for treatment
for him at the state sanitarium in
Indictments Against
U. S. Revenue Officers
And Oleo Officials
(Special from United PressA
Chicago, July 13 Indictments 'charg
ing conspiracy to defraud the United
States government of tax on oleomar
garine were returned by a special
Federal 'Grand Jury, today, against
three United ' States revenue officers
and 21 officers and employes of two
of the largest "Oleo" factories in the
United States.
; Officers and employes of the "Oleo"
factory of Congressman William J.
Moxley of Illinois are among those
indicted, -
The 15th annual convention of the
United Amateur Press Association of
America opened this morning at the
Stratfield, and will last three days.
Among those present this morning
were Edward F. Daas, Milwaukee;
John D. Christiansen, Milwaukee; Miss
Litta Voelchert, Milwaukee; Edward
F. Suhre, St. Louis; Mrs. M. J. Myers
and Miss E. Vincent, of Cambridge,
Mass.; Alex. C. Abrahams,, of New
.York city. Most of the delegates ar
rived this afternoon.
Back to Barbarous
Ballot Purpose of
Judiciary Committee
(Special from United Press.1
Hartford, July 12 The legislative
Judiciary committee will make a re
port against the retention of the so
called Australian ballot on election
days in Connecticut and will recom.
mend that the old straight ballot be
used. This was given out, today, by
the clerk of the committee.
(Special from United Press.)
Norwich, July 13 The funeral of
George E. Saunders, of this place, a
Connecticut victim of the Tuesday,
Bridgeport wreck will be held,- tomor
row afternoon, from the residence of
a brother.
Some beautiful new designs. Ten different styles,
Ask to see the playing cards made by the American Bank -Note
Co. Get a pack that sells for 10c; 3 for 25c, at
Burglars Are Foiled
In Attempted Break
Burglars attempted to " brtak nv
Henninger's saloon on North Main
street early this morning. A Aog In
the place drove them awaj'.
Senate Votes to
Abolish Commission
Supervising Barbers
(Special from United Press.)
Hartford, July 13 The Stat Bar
bers- commission was half aboIllJrI
by a vrte in the Senate, today, Z
to 12.
Dr. Lynch in Auto
Crash with H. Hubbell
In an auto smash up at North Msirv
street and North arenua yetr37
afternoon between cars owned by Dr.
J. C. Lynch and Harvey Hnbtxli, tfc
rear wheel of the former car was
demolished, with little or no dairag
to the Hubbell machine. None of th
occupants - of either car were injured,
(Special from United Prss.)
New Haven, July 13 Charles PJch
ardson of Fairfield was given flir
days on a charge of railroad trepa.
in city court today.
San Francisco, July 13 Carrfll O.
Pearce, of (Milwaukee, will b th
next president of the General Educa
tional Association. Pearc got 27
votes to 23 for A- E. Winship, the "Old
guard's" candidate in fthe election
committee's ballot, today.
Judge Scott of the court of com
mon pleas has handed down a de
cision in the suit of Abel Danca of
Darien against Peter Gaiull of
Darien. The court finds in favor of
Gazull to recover costs. Dance and
the defendant own adjoining proper
ty. Dance -claimed Gazull had an
croached upon his land and damafd
the property to the amount of 2.
Gazuli denied the allegation.
Miss Helen Lush, daughter of Pa
trolman Lush, and sister of tha wU
known athletes, underwent an Oper
ation at the Bridgeport hospital today
for appendicitis. The operation waa
regarded as successful. Miss Lush's
brother, George, of this city, under
went a similar operation less tha a
a year ago. .
Attorney C. S. Canfield will leav on
Tuesday for a trip to Europe. At
Paris he will meet Mrs. Canfield and
her sister.. Miss Anna Hyd. who
started their Journey some weeks ago,.
Institution of One In Wert Haven,
, With William Behler as Sachem.
A new lodge of Red Men, Toutone
moe tribe, No. 57, was !natitat4
Tuesday evening in the hunting
ground of West Haven. The first and
second degrees were given by An
santawae tribe of New Haven, and
the third degree by Ninigret trib of
Fair Haven. After the degre worfc
the ceremonies of instituting tha
lodge and the installation of offlcar
of the new lodge was done by th
Great Sachems and Chiefs of th
State. It was a very successful af
fair, 21 members of the new lodge b
ing in attendance. The meeting nights
will be the first and third Thursday
of each month. In Pythian hall, on .
Campbell avenue. West Haven. Tha
elected officers of the new lodg ar:.
Sachem, William Behler; prophet.
Charles Chamberlain; senior saga
more Leslie Bailey; Junior sagamore
Dean Cobb; keeper of wampum. Ben
jamin Rochefeller; collector of waanv
pum, Charles Neuman. Tha appoin
tive officers will be installed at th
next meeting. ,

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