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VOL. 48 NO. 73 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., MONDAY, MARCH 25, 1912 PRICE ONE CENT KILL CHAUFFEUR STEAL OAR AND KILL 2 OTHERS Appalling Crime by "Phantom Bandits" in Day Light BAIIK WATCHMHl SU111 Vaults Pilfered of Treasure Robbers Flee Auto's Owner hot Special from United Press.) ; Paris. March 25 -Three additional human lives paid toll, today, to the "Phantom bandits", the most notor ious band of criminals that has oper ated in France in years. The Chan tllly branch of the Bank of the Societe Generate was robbed of a large sum of money, the exact amount being wftbheld bv the police. For bloodthlrstinesg and boldness of action, today's crimes have seldom been paralleled. The police are ut- terl without clues. They have a de scriDtion of the trio who murdered and robbed today, but they had those descriptions before and they proved, worthless. Thev have an abandoned hi gib powered automob'lev stolen- by the robbers after they had murdered one of the occupants and wounded an other. It does not aid the solution of the crime. The police believe" the men' were dissulsed and that, in a nlace of safety! they removed the dis guise tnd are now minsl'ng with the - public, possibly aiding their bewildered nursuers. So tmcannv have been the operations f the bandits, so swift and certain heir work and so utterly baffling their complete disappearance after each crime that the best men in the French secret service have almost , abandoned the case. Today's crime was a dnolrcate of others tnat naa gone before with the exception that more victims fell before the deadly fire of the desperadoes. The first report car-e from the outs'-'rts of the cKy. Three men took up a. position at a err roads leading into the city. A number of automobiles passed them ot they made no move. Finally, a high-powered car with the owner in .he rear seat and the chauffeur at he wheel, aproached at a fast rate. On of the men stepped into the road- way. He waved a handkerchief as a rigrml. The machine halted. The man 4a the road looked the car over, - then gave a signal. . There was a - rattle of automatic pistols and the " chauffeur sank down In the bot'om of the "car. with the top of -his head al most blown- off. "With the first shot the man In the rear vaulted over the end of. the car and, pursued by a hall of bullets, ran. He escaped with a bullet wound in his Siand. The bandits calmly dumped the Weeding form of the chauffeur into the gutter and Jumped into the car. It disappeared In the direction of the city beore horrified onlookers could make a move to stop the murder. The police ; sent a hurried warning broadcast arid then got ready for news of another rime. it came quickly. Officials at Chantllly, site of the great race course, sent word that three men had entered the branch bank there, calmly riddled with bul lets two watenmen who had offered no resistance, appropriated all of the crash In sight and departed unmoles'ed. An hour later the auto was found (abandoned by the raod way near Chan tllly, - . The bandits and their plun der were" . missirg. Inquiry in the neighborhood failed to" reveal trace of hem. The police believe they had nnother auto nearby and that thy used St to get to their hiding place,, which it Is believed. Is In tan's city. The description of the men fits the phantom outlaws who are believed to be & band of International crooks. Their methods m the past have been to steal high powered automobl'es and then on the cars to get to wherever they had planned bold robberies. After accomplishing their crime, they have abandoned the car. t A month ago the band shot and kili rd a well known lawyer m one of the r.uhurbs, who discovered them at work. Recently they had a running battle with the police and killed one of their pursuers. . Two of the supposed mem bers of the band were arrested at that Hm but so far the police have been imable to fasten the crime on them. The owner of the auto stolen, it was learned later. Jumped from the car and ran when his car was attacked. .He was shot at and slightly wounded in the hand. MARCONI IN COURT 111 WIRELESS SUIT Italian Inventor s Aim is to Secure Monopoly of Busi ness Here Xew York. March 25 In order to testify in the suit of his company desgined to give it absolute control of the wireless telegraph field, Sig nor Guigllelmo Marconi, the Italian inventor, was in the United States court, today, when the suit of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company against the New England Wireless Telegraph Company was put on trial before Judge Hough. The Marconi company asked damages and a per manent Injunction putting the New England Company out of business. At the trial it developed that the Marconi company will soon absorb the United Wireless company. The suit against the latter corporation, now in the hands of receivers, was abandoned, attorneys for the United confessing judgment which was en tered. It was understood that the .United stockholders' will have their stock exchanged for Marconi com pany stock on a basis arranged by the reorganizers of the United. $16,000 Purse For "Paclcey'Und Wells New York, March 25. The Nation el Sporting Club, today, offered a rrse of $16,000 for a 10 round fight hetween Packey McFarland, the Chi cago lightweight, and Matt Wells, the 3nglli"h crack. The money may be tplit and the date fixed by the two - men and their managers, according - Ouk Krai of the offer. WALL STREET TAFT, CHARGES PINCHOT Roosevelt's Campaign Treasurer Mentions Names, Places And Events (Special from United Press. Xew York, March 25 The -direct charge that Wall street has lined up behind the candidacy of President Taft was made today in a statement issued by Amos Pinchot, in his capacity as treasurer of the Roosevelt League of New York State, as follows: "Wall street Is certainly getting In its work for Taft in th!s city. The committee of the Taft . bureau, wi'h headquarters in the 5th avenue office of Tim Woodruffs Garden City. Es tates, is circulating among the capl tal'stic classes . carefully worded ap peals for money to fight ' Roosevelt and nominate Taft. . "At the head of these requests ap pear the names of the Taft commit tee. They are Eenjamin F. Tracy, Chauncey M. Depew, George Sheldon, Otto T. Bannard, Edgar I Marston, BURROUGHS F. PERRY SAYS EFFORT TO BREAK PETTENGILL TRUST MAY FORFEIT GIFT OF BURROUGHS LIBRARY The Parmer . presents herewith a communication from Burroughs F. Perry, regarding the proposed sale of the Burroughs Free Public Library, which deserves the attention of every thoughtful citizen. Mr. Perry, as a relative of the late Mrs. Catherine A- Pettengill, feels ' keenly the attempt to set aside the trust which shei imposed upon Bridge port, in giving to the city the valuable building which for so many years has been the home of the library. Mr. Perry writes as follows: Editor of The Farmer, Sir: There seems to be considerable controversy over the proposed selling of the Burroughs Public. Library Buildingr some favor the change because they lack the faithful trust Mrs. ettenglll supposed she left, but THE! MA JORITY. DO NOT APPROVE of the directors desire. It would be a crying and disgraceful shame to the memory of the kind donor and an outrage if the people permit this move. IP IT CAN BE AC COMPLISHED?, and thousands will uphold all efforts in sympathy for keep ing the present location. ' There are grave doubts whether the directors will get the consent of the Court in tlie first place. Secondly to be considered ; in spite of reports to the contrary. Perhaps the heirs may be' holding back certain facts until the directors take their' flnaT'nrtion. These facts if brought out-might sur prise not only the clife6rs but the whole City and would causer regret as they wouli bo tne means of losing Mrs. Pettengill's kind donation' for ever. Then the directors would have good cause to look for a new site, and a pretty penny it would cost the taxpayers, in this administration of economy. In order to give the library board due justice," it is openly admitted by most-every on that the building, is not made-suited nor convenient for the public. The location could not be bettered but the Interior arrangements of, the building could be bettered. If . there is a will. There is no reason why the building can not be remodel ed and made. a pride to the city. Stores are not going down towards the library very much now days, they try -to keep sway from the banking district as they are dead after three o'clock. Tho banks arc moving and enlarging considerable lately. What a fine corner the library would (Continued Tomorrow Will Tell JUST HOW MUCH STRENGTH r ROOSEVELT HAS IN EM PIRE STATE. Taft Men Certain They Have Teddy "Licked to a Frazzle.' (Special from United Press.) New York, March 25 With both sides claiming that the result will show that they are the choice of the "plain people," the. Taft and Roose velt forces were ready, today,, for to morrow's state wide primaries. Roose velt winds up his campaign in his own state with a whirlwind tour, tonight, and hopes by it to corral a dozen delegates in the city. The Taft man agei s, however, insisted that the president will carry every district in the state, excepting the first, Roose velt's home, where Dr. . Carr and Cocks, friends of Roosevelt, have no opposition and possibly the 24th' and 25th Congressional districts. Samuel Koenisr. chairman " of the I New York County committee, today, issued a statement charging the Roosevelt men with having "lined up a banch of guerrillas whom they in tended to vote tomorrow. The Roosevelt managers say Koenig is panic-stricken facing defeat and that the so-called Guerrillas are in reality legal voters who are anti-Tart ROOSEVELT WINS TWO DELEGATES (Special from United Press.) Wabash, Ind., -March 25 Colonel Roosevelt, today, won his first dele gates in Indiana in his contest for the Republican Presidential -nomination when the 11th Congressional dis trict convention here, instructed two for the former President. PROGRESSIVES IN. BOTH PARTIES MAY DIVIDE OFFICES IN NLW MEXICO (Special fro"m United Press.) Santa Fe. N. M., March 25. When the time approached for today's. bal lot on the United States Senatorship there were rumors that a coalition was possible between the progressive Republicans and Democrats whereby the combination might elect the two Senators. It is said that the combine plans to elect F. X. Martinez, a Dem ocrat, who lives in El Paso. Tex., but maintains a voting residence in New Mexico, and Ralph Ely, of Deming, or W. TI. OUlenwater, of Santa Fe. The .atter two are progressive Re publicans. IS BACKING William Berri, Andrew D. Baird, R. Ross Appletori, Hendrick S. Kolden and nine others. "These gentlemen are the presidents, vice presidents, directors or trustees of over 120 trust companies, banks, insurance companies and railroads. "A glance at the Bankers' Directory and Poor's Manual shows that the capitalization - of the corporations which the members of New York Taft committee represent amounts to many thousand millions of dollars and the annual dividends to many hundred millions. , "It. is against the law for a corpor ation to contribute .to national cam paign funds. It ought to'be against the law for the representatives of cor9 porat'.ong to mass together and use the pressure of their corporate office to raise the wherewithal to nominate their candidate." ' make for a bank. on Page 3.) SITUATION IN ENGLAND IS STILL SERIOUS No Agreement Reached at Triangu!ar Conference Today ASQU1TH WORKING HARD Men Insist That Stated Amount of Minimum Wage Must be on Bill (Special from United Press.) London, March 25 "The triangle con rerence Detween tne premier, opera tors ana miners adjourned after a brief session. - "iso agreement was reached," was the only announcement .made. What action will now be taken . had not been considered. . ' After the meeting broke up Pre mier Asquith and the committee of the miners held a conference at which it was understood the objec tion of the men were carefully can vassed. When the renewed triangular con ference between Premier Asquith. the sub-committee of the miners' feder ation and the committees represent ing the mine owners association of England, Scotland and Wales, went into session, grave doubt was express ed whether a settlement of the strike could be reached. The owners were not only willing but anxious to fix the minimum rate at the figure de manded by the men. five shillings for adults and two for minors working by the day, but the Scotch and Welsh operators insist such a figure would be confiscatory. -The committee of the miners an nounced, when it entered the pre mier's office, that it was w'lling to abandon its demand for a complete schedule by districts and all of Its demands affecting the piece workers. Under no circumstances, however, Enoch Edwards, the spokesman, said, would the five and two shilling figure be departed from. "We have made every concession possible with honor." said Edwards, "and we have a right to demand that the employers do something them selves." Now that the conference has failed to rea,ch . an agreement; the government-has two alternatives left. The first is for the premier to recede from his original stand and incorporate the minimum figures in the bill which passed the Hous,e of Commons, early Saturday morning. The second is to issue a proclamation declaring that troops will protect all workers and to direct the mine owners to go ahead and operate their properties. (Continued onPage 2.) BEEF PACKERS EXCORIATED BY PIERCEBUTLER Final Arguments in Beef Trust Case Msde Today CRIMINAL CONVICTION Sought by Government Case Goes to Jury Late Today TEN MILLIONAIRE PACKERS WHO FACE CRIMINAL CON VICTION UNDER THE SHER MAN ANTI-TRUST LAW. ' The Swift group: Louis F. Swift, president Swift & Company; Edward F. Swift, tce-prusiiiem, awm Jt company; Charles H. Swift, director Swift & Company: Francis A. Fowler, di rector. Swift & Company. National Packing Company de fendant: Edward THden, president. Aimonr group: J. Ogden Armonr, . president Armour & Company; Arthur Meeker, general manager Armour & Company; Thomas J. Connors, superintendent Armour & Com pany. Morris group: Edward Morris, president Morris & Company; Louis H. Heymao, manager Morris & Company. Special from United Press.) Chicago, March 25. The closing scene in the nine years, legal fight between the United States govern ment and "Big business" as presented In the packing' inquiry, was enacted in Federal Judge Carpenter's court, today, when Attorney Pierce Butler, of the great array of "trust busters" serving the government, made his final plea for the conviction of the 10 millionaires charged with the respon sibility for the meat trust. The ten were present. The arguments of the lawyers have close'y resembied the oratorical ef forts of .political spellbinders, discuss ing on the public platform the politi cal causes for and effect of the Sher man anti-Trust Law and the need for regulatory supervision over the coun try's "Big business." Butler's sum ming up was. a particular iy bitter at tack upon the motives of the defend ants. He said: - i "The Sherman anti-Trust Law is not an effort of the- government to tiadd's-a-laad onto -the-business of the country. This law was absolutely re quired by 'the necessity of economic development. Our great corporations were growing abusive of the privileges bestowed . upon them. The law; was enacted as a remedial measure to stop, the wrong doing done the public. It is not strictly a penal law and the strict construction .required in ordi nary criminal cases should bo re'axed and consideration had of the rule in civil cases proof by a preponderance of evidence. Your decision In this case will establish an Important pre cedent, i "This law is not ambiguous as the attorneys for the packers would have you believe but it is plain, simple and applicable in every case of its viola tion. There has been violation here and it was not unintentional but specific. The violation was in de fiance of this law. There can be no question of the spirit of wrong doing which prompted these violations as an order of the court Judge Grosscup's injunction in 1903 put these de fendants on their guard -as to viola tions. Their subsequent acts were in violation of the court's order as well as of the statute. "The criminality of these defend ants has been proved by abundant evidence the formation of the trust. first in the old pool, then In the un named association which held secret meetings in the offices of A. H. Veed- er which were enjoined by Judge Grosscup and finally by the organiza tion of the national packing company. When the effort to organize a billion dollar trust had failed, this national paqklng company wa? - organized to give the cloak of legality and legiti mate business purpose to the unlaw ful and improper methods used by these defendants : to manipulate the market for meats and extort higher prices. The strongest circumstantial evidence of guilt has been produced. The test costs, memorandum costs and profit margins sent to all the i -branch house managers and O. K.'s by some of the defendants furnish the strongest evidence. "Tnis great packing business has not been developed through an evolu tion of the authors for the purposes of economy and efficiency but it has been built up solely for the purpose of profit making for the owners." Butler's address will be followed by Judge Carpenter's charge to the Jury It was expected that the case would be given into the hands of the Jury late this afternoon. For the first itme in months the 10 defendants were all assembled in the court room today. All of the packers have consistently refused to discuss the case except to say that they were confident it would result in their ac quittal and' a "complete vindication of the methods In the packing Industry." The millionaires gathered about the table used by the attorneys for the defense. Occasionally they exchanged comments on- the argument of Attor ney Butler, but for the most part they received the arraignment silently and apparently indifferently. The court room was crowded with prominent lawyers, politicians and executives in the packing house con cerns. Judge Carpenter ordered the doors closed and hundreds were turned away while Butler spoke. , CHINESE GAMBLERS CAUGHT. fSneeial from United FresfO Hartford, March 25. Sixty-four Chinamen, considerable opium and a large quantity of paraphernalia were taken in Cnmese nouses Kunday. The visits were carefully planned and not a Chinaman escaped. Most of the Chinamen were over-Sunday visitors from out of town. At the police station one prisoner was approached by a countryman who informed him that the police were robbers . and would steal his money. The prisoner turned over $400 in good American money to the other China men and it was not until an hour later that he suspected he had been duped. The Chinaman with the $400 was caught at South rsorwalk at 5 o'clock, this morning. In police court, this morning, the proprietors were fined $100 each and the frequently $10 each. "A good day's work," remarked the police- FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES "HOLD COUNTRYBY THROAT" Representative Jackson Urges Congressional investigation Of Monopoly (Special from United Press.) Washington, March 25 Fiery denun ciation of a "fire insurance trust'' was delivered today by Representative Jackson, of Kansas, before the House Interstate Committee, supporting his resolution for a Congressional investi gation of the combine. "Fire insurance is a monopoly with international ramifications," he declar ed. "The insurance companies prac tically hold the country by the throat. REASONABLENESS OF DEMANDS OF MINERS STATED BY WHITE In Event Of A Strike The American People Are Asked To Consider Given Facts fSpecIal from United Press.) , Cleveland, March 25 President John T. White today outlined the miners position in the present coal strike con troversy, in the following statement written for the United Press: (By John P. White, President United Mine Workers of America.) If we are compelled to enter into a national suspension April 1, we .ask the American public to consider these facts: We demand the same right to com bine that is exercised by , capitalists, full recognition as an organization and the right to bargain collectively for the sale, of our .labor, power and the adjustment of working conditions. W.e claim the steady increase in the cost of living entitles us to 'the modest a nd reasonable advance in wages we ask. We ina'st on the right to a voice in tlw number of ours we shall labor so as to safeguard our health and also WHEREABOUTS OF ALLEN OUTLAWS IS AS MUCH A MYSTERY AS EVER Floyd Allen and Accomplices Under Arrest to Be Arraigned Tomorrow. (Special from United Press.) Galax, Va., March 25 Not even the "Mountain wireless" was ' working from the foothills of. the Blue Ridge, today, with news of the long man hunt against the Allen gang. A state of siege exists in the mountains and the posses pursuing the remnants of the gang, that stained Judge Mas- sie's courtroom witn niooa n aays ago, have either cut or maintain a censorship over every transportation line in the district. Permitted messages from Hillsville, today, , told of preparations for to morrow's reopening of the ' Carroll County court when the common wealth's prosecution against the Al iens will begin. Mountaineers who travelled over the muddy roads to this town reported a rumor that a big , body of militia would he ordered to Hillsville, not only to guard the prisoners during the tr'al but also to aid fin establishing picket lines along 'the foothills. W. G. Baldwin, of Roanoke, head or UNCLASSIFIED PINOCHLE AND WHIST given by lssing degree team, Thursday eve ning, 1133 Main street- Refresh ments. S 25 bpo FOR SALE. Fine lots on Park Ave. . oh Fallon-Greensteln tract, bar gain. Watson & Co., 83 Fairfield Ave. .ap FOR SALE. 200 acre farm with fine buildings. 18 cows, 2 horses and all farming tools. Bargain. Watson & Co., 83 Fairfield Ave. ap FOR SALE. Fine farm, 120 acres, with good buildings, 5 miies from D. M. Read's. Watson & Co., S3 Fairfield Ave. ap FOR SALE OR RENT. 2b acre farm 2 miles from the village of Fair field, 7 room house, large barn and poultry house, in good condition. Rent $300 per year. Phone 135-5. S 25 s o WANTED. Experienced saleswomen for cloak and suit department. La borde & Gelman, 1138-1144 Main St S 25 e o HARTMANN'S CAFE, 126 Wall street Fine hot and cold lunch free all day. Come in. a EVERYBODY'S DOING IT NOW. Going to Clancy's Cafe, Poli Bldg., Fairfield Ave. Best of drinks. Best of fine lunches. a WANTED. Girls to inspect records. Must be over 16 years of age. Ap ply American GraphoDhone Co. Disc Record Dept., Howard avenue entrance. S 25 b"o EXPERIENCED SALESLADIES for millinery wanted in the largest mil linery store in Hartford, Conn. Ap ply to Charles Dillon & Co., 908 Main St.. Hartford, or E. D. Dillon & Co., 1105 Main St., City. S 25 b o WANTED. Painters. Samuel Dawe, Arctic and Last Mam streets. S 23 s o STORE IO RENT. By April 1st. fine large store and one large connect ing room at 300 Fairfield Ave., across from Blue Ribbon Garage. Lease will be given if wanted. H. Beutelspacher, 235 Middle St. S 6 tf . o The strong man financially pays less for insurance than the weak and the States arc powerless to secure infor mation from the companies to insti tute reforms." Fire losses each year In this country aggregate six thousand lives and prop erty worth 1427,000,000, the Representa tive asserted. Hiis resolution also in cluded provision for an investigation of the methods to prevent fire losses. The committee is doubtful of its con stitutional power to - make the in quiry. , . i furnish employment. Jtoembers who are idle. We Jemand safety appliances to re duce accidents. .'During the 10 year period of 1899 to 1910, inclusive, in the three anthracite districts., alone, .553 men were killed and 12,368 injured. Conditions in th bituminous fields are Conditions in the bituminous fields are were killed in the forego!ng period and three times as many injured. About three thousand men are. killed annual ly. - The men of the Amines .furnish the greater portion , of the light, heat and power of the wror!d and therefore we have a right to expece.t. a small share of this nation's, wonderful? social pro gress. I feel certain i the 'great heart of the American people beats in sym pathy with the struggles -of the -750,000 miners.. r - We ask a fair consideration of our claims on the part-f' the' citizens who stand for the set -rare deal an are will ing to abife by the: result. - the detective bureau which is main taining the. manhunt, wired to his rep resentative .here, today, that he har been unable, to get any news from the major part of his squad. DAUGHTER OF-CLERGYMAN SHOT BY JEALOUS WIFE; VICTIM CAN NOT LIVE (Special from United Press.) Stephenville, Tex., .March 25. As serting that Mildred Logan, 19 daughter of a Methodist minister boarding in her home, had won the affections of her husband, Mrs. R. C. Reynolds shot the girl four times. Physicians declared, today,. Miss Lo gan cou'd not live. Mrs. Reynolds has been arrested. MASONIC NOTES. Tuesday Corinthian Lodge, F. & A. M. will confer the F. C. degree. Thursday Hamilton Commandery, K. T., v will confer ;;Jhe ..Order of the Temple. Friday the Scottish'Rite ladies will meet as fqllows: At -2 p.m. the 4th and 14tn degree will be conferred by De Witt Clinto, L. of P. 3 p. m. the 15th degree will be conferred by Washing ton. Council, P. of JT., and at 4:30 p. m., the 18th degree will be conferred by Pequonnock Chapter. R. C EAST MAIN STREET property for sale, suitable for . saloon, picture show or targe . business block George W. Finn, 15 Arcade. Phone i 028-12. S 23 bpo FURNISHED ROOM TO RENT.- Suitable for two - ladies, board if wanted. Call 6 'o'clock evenings. 200 Coleman St. S 23 bp TO RENT. 5 rooms, all improve , ments, 22 Williston St., $12. In quire S. Loewith, 110 Bank St. S 23 s o TO RENT. 3 rooms, 85 Frank St., $6; also 5 rooms, .$11. ; Inquire S. Loewith & Co., 110 Bank St. S 23 s o I AM IN THE MARKET for a two family house costing from $4,000 to $4,800, situated in North Bridge port. Address N, Care of Farmer. S 23 b o WILL HAVE from now on fresn Bockwurst also Bratwurst Give them a trial. Mark Nagel. 652 E. Main St B 2 tf.o 13 5 STOVES REPAIRED, all kind sup plies, all makes, pipe, grates, bricks, etc. Charges reasonable. 1630 Maw St 1 13aol 35 tf. GUINEA HENs, ducki. roastlnt chickens, broiler, fowl, liver puu diner, sausage meat, bologna. Brn mow A Rlts. - 0 15 1 S 3 FOUR FAMILY HOUSE, large lot with room for store- Can be bought at a bargain. George W. Finn, 15 Arcade. Phone 1028-12. . . S 23 b po TO RENT. 4 rooms... first floor, 40 Tom Thumb St., $12. , Inquire John J. Ryburn, 105 Whitney Ave. S 23 s o AT THE METROPOLITAN CAR BARNS, 317 E. 40th St., between 1st & 2nd Aves., 300 horses 300. Weight from 900 to 1,400 lb.; all in first class condition; among them are several matched pairs, some little pavement sore, suitable farm wor or any general business; prices from $50 upwards; every horse and mare will be sold with trial of 15 days; loo these over before buying elsewhere. See Foreman, phone 1932 Murray Hilt B 26 tf. o DEMANDS OF R. R. ENGINEERS AREJEJECTEO Railroads Financially Unable to Bear Increased Expense IS AHSWERJF MANAGERS Head of Brotherhood Expects Further Conference and no Strike (Special from United Press.) . .New York, March 25. Stating that the present rates of wages "are. as a rule full and liberal and the railroads are financially unable to bear the in creased expense involved,' the com mittee of managers for the 50 rail roads in the eastern district, today, rejected the demands of the locomo tive engineers- for wage increases averaging 18 per cent. Warren S. Stone, of Cleveland, O.. head of the engineers' brothrhnrH after reading the committee's reply, stated that conferences would be re sumed and that-there was no immed iate danger of any labor troubles.. Jn Its reply, the conference com mittee of managers said the increases aemanaea would add annually $7, 553,792.74 to the roads operating ex penses. . "Already the heavy burdens incur red through legislation,.' the large amounts 'expended for improvements which produce no revenue and the previous, wage increases," the com mittee declared, "have madt it im possible for - many of 'the roads to raise money to provide added facili ties which a prudent foresight de mands. Past history; indicates that if these increases are ?iven to the en gineers, they will be followed- by simi lar requests from other employes, which, if granted, would -csult in actual bankruptcy to some v of the roads." . . . It Is less than; tw years, said the committee, since the engineers were given a rais of 10.73 per cent, yearly and this was made in expectation of a "much needed" advance , in freight rates which the interstate commerce commission declined to allow. ;j. ' Further wage increases arer"view ed with great concern" ' stated the road's committee in its reply, because, while gross earnings increased about 18 millions in 1911, there was a decrease in net earnings of over 27 millions and while over 8,000 less men were employed the total wages increased over 39 millions. . "Thte headlong movement, toward financial disaster cannot proceed unchecked.". UNCI,ASSIFIfift FOR SALE. Pigs, six weeks old,' $S a pair. ; Park Gardens. Phone 2076. . ..- S25so MILLINERS WANTED. Trimmers, .-makers and , preparers. Apply to E. II. Dillon &;Co 1105 Main St. S 25 h o TO. RENT. 5 rooms,-second floor, -34 Tom Thumb St., $12. Inquire John J. Ryburn, 105 Whitney Ave. . S 23 s o ' TO RENT. Five room flat, improve ments. Inquire 945 Grand St. . S 23 s p o FOR SALE. Building lots, .West End, ,North End. George W. . Finn, i Arcade. Phone 1028-12. S 23 bpo FOR SALE. $300 upright piano, w'th .scarf, stool and tuning for -$90. Fotch, 844 Noble Ave. S 21 do , TO RENT. 6 large room flat, all modern improvements, $18. Inquire 17. Brooks St. S 20 dpo WANTED. Housewives to try Crouch & . Plassmaun's "Never Enough" pure milk bread. .Ask your grocer for- it ' S 16 ta po UPRIGHT PIANO: 'Veber rosewood case, good condition, when new cost $450, bargain at $178. Lasy. pay ments. . Fox Piano Co!, 272 Fair field Ave. S 22 so KELLER UPRIGtlT PIANO; recond hand $75. Installments $1 weekly. Fox Piano Co., 172 Fairfield Ave, S 22 s o PLNO UPRIGHT: Good condition, $60.' Easy payments,. $1 weekly. Fox Piano Co., J 72 Fairfield Ave. S 22 s o MATHUSHEK PLAYER PIANO: Slightly used, vill sell for S200 less than original i-r'ce. 1 his is "a-great bargain, act cuickly,. easy pay ments. Fox Piano Co., 172. Fair-. f;eld Ave. S 22 so EDISON TALKING MACHINES: 'We have three second hand machines, will sell at one third regular price, asy payments. Records free. Fox Piano Co., 172 Fairfield Ave. . . S 22 s o FOR SALE. Carload of i.orses. WH liam Hickman lyis arrived from the West with a carload of horses and is at Hickey Bros. Stable, i 4 Kos suth St S21 1 o FROM FACTORY to Consumer di rect Fine Hall, Dining Room and Living Room papers, 10c per roll. Oatmeals and varnished tiles, 10c per roll. Peerless 5 and 10c Wall Paper Co., 1005 Broad St, Room 2, Masonic Temple. , S 20 tf ST. PATRICK'S PAY CARDS. Neatly engraved, xtennea. &outn worth's, 10 Arcade. D 16 tf o TRY A BOX of Casta Laxine tablet for contupation. zf cent. AT BOMMOS A BILTZ MARKET in State St. win have Bockwurst Fri day and Saturday. 1 18. tf o FOR SALE OR LEASE. Factory with two floors 100x50 eaclv Ample power. Lot 200x167 with spur track. Charles N. Choate, care of Bridge port Deox. B. & M. Co., No. 43 ' Iranistan Ave., City. S 8 a8o LEARN TO DRIVE and, repair al! types of automobiles, best equipped school in the city. Road lessons given daily. All kinds . of. ... slightly, used cars for sale. Fotchc arasS. & Auto School, S44 Noble-" ATfe-.r rear. " :'M14'o!--: LORDSHIP MANOR To those ijiter ested in the development of tms beautiful shore and beach property, will send booklets, maps, and-full information. Dept. H, Lordship Of fice, Newfield Bldg., City. S 19 ? tf. o- '