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GOOD POSITIONS
THE WEATHER
!Fair, cold tonight; fair,
warmer tomorrow
VOL. 49 NO. 65
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., MONDAY, MARCH 17, 1913
PRICE TWO CENTS
MYSTERY IN
GRANEDISASTER
Coroner Personally In
spects Scene of
Fatality
fitnssses Say Guy Hope on
Huge Girdle Was intact
Coroner John J. Phelan this morn
Ins held an investigation on the death
of Patrick Shanahan of New York
who was killed last Saturday in the
fall of a. steel girder at the Crane
Valve Co.'fl West End plant. The cor
oner was endeavoring to learn just
how the workmen were situated at
the time of the accident and if there
was any negligence which caused the
fall of the girder.
John E. Smith of 734 E. 160th street,
New York, who is foreman of the con
struction gang, testified that he could
not account for the accident. He said
the guy ropes were all right. He in
vestigated after the girder fell and
found that the ropes were not broken
and were still fastened. It might
have been possible that some timber
struck the fastenings and caused the
rope to sag.
Charles J. Johnson, timekeeper for
the Hendricks Construction Co., said
the ropes, were not broken and he did
not think they slipped.. Charles Bal
thaw, Ivan Olafson, August Anderson,
Christian Haug and Michael Klernan,
employes of the Construction com
pany, testified along the same lines.
It was stated that the Hendricks
company is working under a sub-contract
from the Belmont Construction
Co., which had a sub-contract from
the H. Wales Lines Co. of Msriden.
Coroner Phelan went to the scene
of the accident late this afternoon
with a representative of the Jobeon
Gifford firm of contractors, which is
erecting the structural work for the
electrification of the New Haven rail
road system. The coroner -desired to
have this man look at the fallen gir
der to see if the fastenings at the
pex were still in place.
UIIIOII JANITORS
APPEAL TO F. OF L.
FOR SHORT HOURS
Chicago, March 17. Two thousand
Union janitors through the business
agent, Edward Quesse, yesterday, ap
pealed to the Chicago Federation of
Labor for a regulation of their duties
end hours of work. Quesse said that
the janitors too long have been "handy
men" about the house and that it was
time they had relief. The Federation
voted to stand behind the janitors in
their demands. A. few things objected
to by. the janitors are caring for dogs,
cats and other household pets; run
ning errands; moving pianos and tak
ing up rugs and mending furniture
without extra pay.
"While other union men work 8 and
10 hours a day," said Quesse, "the
janitor has to be ready for the call of
duty 24 hours of the day and seven
2ays of the week. We are everybody's
servant. "We must know how to do
everything about the house from regu
Jating a furnace to hooking up a wo
man's party dress."
OLD SOLDIER FALLS
FROM EXHAUSTION
Joseph Mott, 72 years old, an in
mate of the Soldiers' Home at Noro
It on, collapsed at 119 "Wall street from
exhaustion tms rorenoon. e was
stimulated by Dr. Pratt of the emer
gency hospital staff and conveyed in
the ambulance to Bridgeport hospital
where his recovery is expected.
VOLLMER'S DEPUTIES .
ENJOY A DINNER
The Fairfield County Sheriffs' asso
ciation enjoyed a dinner this afternoon
at Lehmann's. Deputy Sheriff H. R.
El wood of Fairfield was toastmaster.
' Sheriff William "Vollmer ' was the
. guest of honor. The committee in
charge of arrangements consisted of
Deputies John M. Donnelly and Jos
eph "Wieler of this city and H. R.
Elwood of Fairfield. Previous to the
dinner the deputies had a group pic
ture taken.
ADVERTISE FOR BIDS
FOR CITY CONSTRUCTION
Director of Public Works J. A.
Courtade today asked the Board of
Contract and Supply to advertise for
bids on the following improvements:
New bridge at Rooster river, dredging
t city yards dock and dredging at City
dork at foot of Wall street. The
board of apportionment had provided
funds for these improvements.
Weather Indications
New Haven, March 17 nFor New
Haveh and vicinity: Fair and con
tinued cold tonight; Tuesday, fair and
warmer.
Connecticut Fair tonight and Tues
flay; rising temperature Tuesday; mod
erate westerly winds, becoming var
iable. There is no well defined storm area
east of the Rocky Mountains and
pleasant weather with low. tempera
tures prevails in nearly all sections.
A temperature of V degrees below
ero was reported from upper Michi
gan, and killing frosts a far south as
Alabama and Georgia, A slight dis
turbance central over Montana ' is
causing unsettled weather with light
snow in the northwest.
Dr. 9. M. Rosen, 493 Fairfield ave
nue, after having been confined to
his bed for several weeks has recov-
BOLD ROBBERY
STILL JYSTERY
Fifty Detectives Trying
to Run Down Cracksmen
Oyer $250,000 Worth of Jew
elry Taken from New York
Pawn Shop Vaults
New York, Mar. 17 Fifty detectives
were at work today trying to run
down the cracksmen who robbed Mar
tin Simmons & Sons' pawn shop on
the East Side some time yesterday of
more than $250,000 worth of jewelry
one of the most daring and success
ful robberies committed in this city
in recent years.
It comes as a climax to a series of
safe blowing robberies that for more
than nine months has engaged the at
tention of a special safe squad of de
tectives. Since January 1, more than
20 safes have been robbed. The police
.believe that the robbers are the same
as those connected with many of the
previous burglaries and in one instance
they have a clue to this effect. When
Herman Shapiro's pawn shop on the
Bowery was robbed of $6,000 by
cracksmen last Thursday night the
robbers left behind them a pair of
cotton gloves which they used to
avoid finger prints. The robbers of
the Simmons shop left behind two
pairs of gloves like these. This vague
clue, however is the only one the
detectives are known to have.
The care with which the burglars
cut their -way by a devious route from
an adjoining cellar to the Simmons
building convinces the detectives that
they were very familiar with . "the
premises. The - men had carefully
avoided using the basement stairway
which was open to them,- but had
sawed their way through two floors
apparently knowing that the stairway
was wired with burglar alarms. In
like manner, when they reached , the
big vault in the pawn, shop, they did
not touch the big safe doors or their
locks, but attacked the walla two feet
thick.
They were rewarded by access to
such, riches that the robbers must
have been stunned. The Vault con
tained valuables worth $800,000, ac
cording to Simmons, $600,000 in jewelry
and watches on which money had
been loaned, $130,000 in negotiable se
curities, and $60,000 in notes, as well
as $8,000 in cash and checks. The
thieves took the bonds and notes, but
threw them away in the basement be
fore leaving the building. In the
vault they took nothing but diamonds
and light jewelry contained in 24
draweas. "Watches and other jewelry
of less value, packed away in 260
small drawers and compartments.
were not taken, although all the
drawers had been pulled from their
places and the jewelry and watches
dropped on the floor until they were a
foot deep.
SERIES OF BURGLARIES
IS WORK OF AMATEURS
A series of burglaries committed on
Saturday and Sunday nights which
show several peculiarities convincing
the authortiieg that the work was done
by unprofessional local men, is caus
ing considerable annoyance this morn
ing at police headquarters.
Two methods of operation have al
ready come to light; the use of rocks
to break windows and gain entrance
which convinces the police that either
a. desperate individual or a band of
men were concerned; and the sneak
thief method of entering a room fill
ed with sleeping persons.
It is believed that the present list
will be augmented by further reports
during the day. Those residences and
places of business recorded are:
Eugene L. Sullivan, whose residence
at 1005 Noble avenue was entered by
the breaking of a dining room window
while the occupants were at church,
and old silver, toilet articles, jewelry
and other personal belongings to the
value of over $200 taken away. Be
ginning at the dining room the intrud
ers ransacked the second floor and
even took belongings, of the maid in
an attic room before leaving through
a. rear door.
Fuse & Perachio, 119 Middle street.
Burglars broke the front window with
stones and released the catch. Forc
ing the cash drawer they pocketed
about $7 in change and a quantity of
cigarettes and cigarg valued at $10.
The saloon of John Cooney, 999 Bar
num avenue, was entered by the same
method pursued in the rear of the
building. An amount estimated at
$6 was taken from the cash register.
At the home of Rev. Frank O. Ride
out. 741 William street, burglars gain
ed entrance while the head of the
house was attending church duties,
and ransacked the several floors, leav
ing with jewelry estimated at over
$lO0.- Valuable silverware was left
behind as those engaged In the work
evidently failed to have instruments
with which to pry open locked draw
ers. At the home of Carmine Paszale, 1193
North avenue, entering by means of
a key. the intruder is believed to have
gone through the entire lodging house
without finding any large amount of
money until he took $9 from the cloth
ing of Paszale who was sleeping In
the room with two others. None was
awakened.
The residence of John C. Fowler, 49
Gilbert street, which was entered by
means of a key while the owner was
absent visiting his son, and $35 taken
from clothing hung in a closet.
SCHOOL CHILDREN'S SAVINGS.
The weekly deposits in the public
schools savings bank today came back
t nearly normal figure. Some of the
rkrger totals were: Washington, $38. 50;
Barnum. '$34.87; Maplewood, $31.48;
Shelton, $43.34; Prospect, $44.60;
Bostwick avenue, $62.66.
MYSTERY OF
NEW HAVEN
STOCK SLUMP
More Than Hundred
Millions Poorly In
vested Rumor of Boston & Maine
Passed Dividend Startles
Market
(Special to The , Farmer)
Hartford, March 17 Intense interest
!has been excited here by the Wall
street prediction that the dividend of
the Boston & Maine railroad will be
passed, and the dividend of the New
York, New Haven & Hartford rail
road cut from eight down to six per
cent, in October.
The stock of the New Haven com
pany has been steadily dropping.
during some years. In 1906 the stock
was quoted at almost $200. It is today
slow on the market less than at $119
per share.
During all of this period the profits
of the New Haven company from its
steam road business have been stead
ily increasing. The steam road has
been doing a growing enormous, and
profitable business.
The question is as to the miraculous
system of finance by which the busi
ness of the road has been caused to
show a deficit, so that its dividend
may be cut, while its stock decreases
by millions in value, although its bus
iness has continuously increased.
The passage of a dividend on the
Boston & Maine would mean a fur
ther deficit in the revenue of the New
Haven, for the latter owns more than
$21,000,000 of the common stock of the
Boston & Maine, and a passed divi
dend would mean a loss of $875,000 to
the net income of the New Haven
company.
.But this in itself would be a mere
item, In its effect upon the enormous
profits of the New Haven company.
were it not that the New Haven com
pany has issued more than a hundred
millions of its securities upon which
it must pay from four to eight per
cent, for properties which turn into
the New Haven coffers from nothing
to two or three per cent.
Of the Boston & Maine's dividend
situation, The Boston News Bureau
says:
"While since Boston & Maine has
been paying 4 per cent., either a re
duction or passing of the . dividend
would up until yesterday have oper
ated to render its own bonds non-legal
for savings bank investment in
Massachusetts, there has been no no
ticeable selling by the banks. This is
a situation which speaks volumes for
the investment standing of Boston &
Maine's debentures despite the in
creasing troubles of the road, and of
course also reflected the anticipation
of enactment into law of the bill giv
ing roads two years of grace in case
they should temporarily be unable to
fulfil reuirements. . Thus, should Bos
ton & Maine step out of the dividend
ranks this summer, the banks could
not invest in subsequent issues while
the company remains a non-dividend
payer. Its old bonds, however, shall
not be rendered Illegal and if after
the expiration of the two-year period
Boston & Maine complies for the fol
lowing fiscal year with requirements
of the law, it shall be regarded as
having complied therewith during the
period of the failure. Additional is
sues of Boston & Lowell, Fltchburg
and other leased roads bonds will re
main proper purchases for the banks,
notwithstanding a Boston & Maine di
vidend reduction. As separate cor
porations themselves meeting all sti
pulations of the savings bank law,
the status of the leased lines will re
main unaltered.
"The Massachusetts savings institu
tions own approximately one-third of
all Boston & Maine bonds that is, of
the road Itself. The latest available
figures showed this ownership to be
$14,669,000. Added to this the bonds
of Boston & Lowell, Fltchburg, Con
necticut River, and other minor leas
ed roads, it will be seen that the
savings banks have a very sizaDie
stake in the prosperity of the Boston
& Maine system."
FAMILY ASLEEP
H0USEJBLAZE
Danbury Hatter, Wife and 10
Children Escape by Jumping
from Second Story
Danbury, March 17 The family of
rominick Mitchell, a hatter, had a
narrow escape when their home at 41
Town Hill avenue took fire from an
exploding lamp at 3 o'clock this morn
ing. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell and their
10 children were asleep in the house
The flames spread so that several of
the members of the family were
obliged to jump from second story
windows. A three year old girl was
dropped from a window by her elder
sister Mary and was caught by her
father . Several neighboring houses
were imperilled by the sparks from the
burning building. The Mitchell house
was burned to the ground. The loss
is about $2,500.
POSTMASTER SHOWS
SOME IMPROVEMENT
Postmaster W. H. Marigold, who Is
critically ill at his home in Iranistan
avenue, was somewhat improved to
day. He passed a fairly comfortable
night and today was much brighter
than he has been for some time.
WORKING ON
WORLD'S MAP
Four French Officers
Here as Guest of
Government
Experiments to Be Made by
Means of Powerful Wilreless
Station at Arlington
Washington, March 17. With, the
arrival today of four French officers
prominent in the army and navy of
France and in European scientific cir
cles, experiments are to be under
taken through the medium of-he pow
erful navy wireless station in Arling
ton, Va., and the station of the Eiffel
tower in Paris to establish the exact
longitude between the two cities. The
work is of great importance, for when
similar data are obtained by other
nations the information will permit
the drawing of a true map of the
world for the first time.
The French officers are Lieut. Lu-
dovic Driencort and Lieut. H. A. E.
Geigan of the navy and Col. Gustave
Ferrie and Capt. Paul Levesque of the
army. They have brought with them
a number of highly sensitive instru
ments, similar to those that will be
used in Paris, so that the work at both
ends willvbe synchronous. The naval
observatory will join In the tests and
exact time here will be flashed at in
tervals to Paris as part of the pro
gram. '
While here the French officers will
be the guests of the government. They
have been quartered at the Army and
Navy club and a number of entertain
ments already have been arranged for
them.
UL.I1 1IL.HU ULfAU
Former Comptroller Was Native
of This City and Attained
Distinction
Benjamin P. Mead, a native of this
city, formerly state comptroller and
for many years one of the most ac
tive men in politics in Fairfield coun
ty, died at his home in New Canaan,
today, after a long sickness. He was
65 years old. Mr. Mead was town
clerk in New Canaan in 1880 and from
18SO to 1887 was first selectman. .He
was in the lower branch of the Leg
islature . from 1885 to 1887. He was
elected comptroller in 1804 and was re
elected by the largest plurality ever
given a candidate on the state ticket.
At his first election for comptroller
he defeated the late Nicholas Staub,
of New Mllford, who was regarded as
one of the strongest men In the Dem
ocratic party.
As comptroller he had many prob
lems to decide because of complica
tions which toad arisen during the
deadlock session which lasted through
1891 and 1892. The General Assembly
chose Mr. Mead as one of three com
missioners to arbitrate the Hartford
bridge difficulty.
The reason for liis large plurality
in the 1896 election was the fact that
he was the only candidate on the Re
publican ticket that had been re-nom
inated. The General Assembly also
made Mr. Mead a commissioner with
Judge Loomis to arbitrate and settle
the reformatory scheme, which , law
was repealed.
Mr. Mead was born here Sept. 20,
1847. He moved to Greenwich and
was educated in the High school and
academy there. He was in business
in New York city for a short time and
then returned to New Canaan and
went into the general merchandise
business with his brother-in-law. He
early became an active factor in the
affairs of that town. He is survived
by his wife and four children. The
funeral will be on Wednesday after-
Negro Shot To
Death After An
Attack On Woman
New York, March 17 Daniel T. Da
vis, a negro, accosted a white woman
who stepped from an uptown subway
station, today, grasping, her by the
arm until she screamed. A policeman
who interfered was slashed across the
face with a razor wielded by the ne
gro, who then fled. Although weak
from loss of blood, the policeman gave
chase and was joined by a brother of
ficer."" Five shots were fired . at the
fleeing negro, four of which pierced
his body. He fell dead five blocks
from the scene of the encounter.
OLD GLORY FLOATS
"ALL OVER PATERSON
TO SHOW PATRIOTISM
Paterson, N. J., March 17 The na
tional flag floated today from dwell
ings and business houses all over the
city. Many citizens agreed to take
this means of answering recent utter
ances of leaders of the silk workers
strike which they regarded as unpa
triotic. There has not been such a
display of the Stars and Stripes since
the Spanish war. About 200 striking
operatives applied for their old jobs
in the mills today but most of the
mills are still closed.
BODINB CLEANS UP.
Supt. Bodine of the Street depart
ment had 25 men at work early yes
terday clearing the cross walks in
front of " the churches of mud that
had aocuxnmulated over night.
EXTRA
CALLE
ir corns may
GO T0FRAH6E
Not Likely That He Will Resign
Position of National
Chairman
Washington, March 17. Intima
tions were received at the White
House today that National Chairman
William F. McCombs finally might
accede to the president's request that
he become ambassador to France. It
was said that Mr. McCombs was mak
ing such rapid progress with the or
ganization of the Democratic national
committee that he probably would be
in a position to go abroad within a
month. It is not improbable that Mr.
McCombs will retain the chairmanship
of the Democratic national committee
and might return before the next pres
idential campaign to take up active
political work.
MANY PETITIONERS
ASK IMPROVEMENTS
AT LOWER BRIDGE
Public Hearing To-night Premises
to Be Full of Interest
Tax-payers favoring the building of
a new bridge across the harbor at
Stratford avenue will be- out in force
tonight at the Common Council meet
ing when a hearing on the project
will be held. Three monster petitions,
bearing the names of heavy tax-payers
in the center of the city will be sub
mitted to the aldermen and many ad
vocates of the improvement of the
lower bridge will be heard.
.W. P. Kirk, of the Board of-Apportionment,
is one of the big boosters
for the Stratford avenue project and
probably wjl be heard tonight. - Mr.
Kirk "says he does not oppose the State
street bridge plan and the petitioners
are not fighting that scheme.
"We believe the Stratford avenue
bridge needs are more imperative and
should be attended to at once," said
Mr. Kirk. "The State street project
would be a costly one, because of the
expense of raising the railroad tracks
and the land damages would also be
burdensome.
"The State street bridge would "not
relieve the congestion that now exists
at the east end of the Stratford ave
nue bridge, but would tend rather to
increase it.
"A wider and better bridge at Strat
ford avenue could be built at about
half the cost of the State street span.
and would, we believe, serve the same
purpose, at least for some time."
The bridge hearing will be the chief
item of business tonight, though there
is a. raft of routine business to be con
sidered. DELANEY SUCCEEDS
CLEVELAND AS
ZIEGLER RECEIVER
' In the TJ. s. District Court, John W.
Banks, sitting as referee in the bank
ruptcy case of the J. Ziegler Co., on
Friday last, Attorney Alexander De
Laney was elected trustee to replace
the temporary federal receiver, Chas.
D. Cleveland.
Upon the preliminary ballots of the
attorneys representing creditors of the
estate, both Cleveland and Nathan
Herz, former temporary state receiver,
received majorities. A conference of
counsel called to forestall the arbi
trary appointment "of a trustee by the
referee resulted in the resignation ot
both candidates for trusteeship and
the selection of Attorney DeLaney by
general consent.
JUDGE CAREY TO TALK ON
COMMISSION GOVERNMENT
Announcement has been made of a
forthcoming lecture which will be of
great interest to men of all political
faiths. The speaker will be Judge
iRobert Carey, the youngest member
of the New Jersey Common Pleas
bench. He is accredited with having
the deepest insight into all forms of
commission government and will take
that as his subject. Judge Carey
though classed as a progressive Re
publican, was foremost in' the efforts
to give New Jersey cities the commis
sion government and his efforts are
said to have attracted President Wil
son who recommended his appoint
ment to the judiciary.
Judge Carey will outline the various
intricacies of commission government
as he has observed it in operation in
the various states of the "Union. The
lecture will be held under the auspices
of the Brotherhood at First Presbyter
ian church, Thursday, March 20, at 8
p. m.
MARRIED IN HARTFORD
Returns from Hartford, Conn., to
Town Clerk William Thomas disclose
two marriages during February in
which Bridgeporters figured. They
are those of Francis W. Haucking, a
civil engineer, of this city, and Sarah
M. Both well, a traveling saleswoman
of Hartford, who were united Feb. 8
by Rev. F. C. Thomas of St. James'
church; and of Robert W. Kulbarschl,
a bartender of this ctiy, and Amy J.
Cothell of Bridgeport, married by
Rev. F. H. L. Tammell of the North
M. church.
SESSION OF CONGRESS
D BY PRESIDENT WILSON
SHAMROCK DAY
AT WHITE HOUSE
President Wears One in Lapel
Sent by John E. Red
mond Washington, March 17. President
Wilson wore a shamrock sprig in the
lapel of his coat today. His secretary,
Joseph Patrick Tumulty, also saw that
everyDoay around the executive of
fices recognized St. Patrick's day in
similar fashion. Mr. Tumulty distri
buted the shamrocks sent to the pres
ident by John F.. Redmond, Irish lead
er in parliament.
Knights Of St. Patrick
To Banquet Tonight
Annual Observance of Ireland's
Patron Saint by Local Irish
men and Their Sons
The annual banquet of the Knights
of St. Patrick, the chief observance
here of the feast of the patron saint
of Ireland, will take place this even
ing at the Atlantic hotel. The com
mittee of arrangements expects an at
tendance larger than ever before. An
elaborate program of speech-making
and other entertainment has been pre
pared. It is expected that upwards of 200
will be seated. The list of poet pran
dial speakers includes Congressman
William Kennedy of Naugatuck; At
torney General John H. Light of Nor
walk; Senator John F. McDonough of
Naugatuck, chairman of the Judiciary
committee of the General Assembly.
'Hon. William Tlerney of Greenwich,
Attorney Cornelius J. Danaber of Mer
iden and Mayor Wilson.
The entertainment committee has
secured a number of talented enter
tainers, including several professional
singers as well as a . number of local
amateurs. ' The festivities will begin
at 7:30 sharp.
Max B.umberg Home
From Foreign Climes
Max Blumberg, . bon vivant, man-about-town
and foreign representative
of the Harry Quinn Marching and
Chowder Club, arrived home yester
day after a ten weeks' trip abroad.
Max says he had a good time and his
looks alibi this statement.
Max saw Scotland, England and
France, as they should be seen, and
he says it 'was considerable sojourn.
"Paris, ah, Paris," sighed Max, "that
is a real town. Speed is right. They
celebrate Christmas there while we're
still talking Fourth of July, such is
the speed of that city."
Max recounts several interesting
episodes abroad with much glee and
considerable gusto, but concludes with
a George M. Cohan bow, a wave of
the star-spangled flag and says, "But,
honest, child, there's no place like
Bridgeport."
PRESIDENT APPOINTS
SPECIAL COMMISSION
Rural Credit Unions of Old
to Be Investigated
Washington, March 17. The presi
dent appointed today Senators Fletch
er of Florida and Gore of Oklahoma,
Representative Moss of Indiana, Col.
Harvey Jordan of Georgia, Dr. John
Lee Coulter of Minnesota, Dr. Kenyon
D. Butterfield of Massachusetts, and
Clarence J. Owen of Maryland, as
members of the commission author
ized in the last agricultural appropria
tion bllll to co-operate with the Amer
ican commission assembled under the
auspices of the Southern Commercial
congress to investigate and study in
European countries co-operative rural
credit unions and similar organizations
devoted to the promotion of agricul
ture and betterment of rural condi
tions. The same men also have been
designated as delegates to the general
assembly of the International Insti
tute of Agriculture in . Rome next
August.
STATE POLICE MAKE BIS
HAUL AT SAVIN ROOK
Eighteen men and five women were
apprehended by a squad of State po
licemen including Frank Virelli and
Rowe Wheeler, in a raid upon a hotel
and cafe run by Jake Mann in Savin
Rock, yesterday. George Comeron,
owner of the New Haven baseball
team, furnished bail of $200 for Mann,
while the freuenters furnished bail of
$25 each. It is alleged In the war
rant on which the raid was made that
violaticns of the excise law took place
on March 2 and 9.
ELECTRICIAN" LOSES FIJTGKR.
Charles Murray, 30 years old, of
South Norwalk, while working in the
Bridgeport yards of the New Haven
road this morning so severely crushed
the index finger upon his right hand
that its amputation was necessary at
Bridgeport hospital. Murray works
for the Jobson-Gifford Company, of
New York, installing the new electric
system.
Solons to Gather at
High Noon on
Apri!7 '
TARIFF BILLnTbE
READY FOR SUBMISSION
President Will Outline His Tariff
Views in Message Which
He Is Now Preparing
Washington, March 17 President.
Wilson issued today the formal proc
lamation convoking Congress In extra
sesion at noon April 7.
The President's pronouncement to
day was brief. It said that "where
as public interests require," Congi-e.su
would be convened in extra session by
order of the executive.
Originally Mr. Wilson had fixed up
on April 1 as the date. Representative
Underwood, the Democratic majority
leader, having Informed him that the
tariff bills, to which it was agrV"l
Congress should give immediate at
tention, would be ready on that date.
Mr. Underwood found, however, that
the committee Co. Ways and Means
would need another week to draft the
tariff schedules, and today's proclama
tion is in deference to the wishes or
Mr. Underwood and House leaders.
The absence of any specific reason
for the calling of the extra session l
explained by the fact that Mr. Wil
son's statement Immediately after bl
election declared that he would call
an extra session to revise the tar
iff. President Wilson plans to point out
specifically his wishes for- the extra
session in his first message, in prep
aration. This, it is known from talks
the President has had with members
of Congress, will outline the admin
istration's idea of how the tariff
should be revised and Just what sched
ules should be taken up. The belief
is general that the entire message will
be taken up with a discussion of the
tariff with the exception of the para
graph or two that will draw attention
to the need of currency legislation at
the earliest possible moment and will
indicate the purpose of the President
to send later, a special message on thai
or other subjects which he believes
should be taken up by the next Con
gress. The tariff plan will be submitted
first to a caucus and then directly to
the House by the committee on Ways
an J Means. The committee will be
ready to report by April .7, said Mr.
Underwood today.
"We have made headway and" there
will be no trouble about reporting the
revised plan when the Congress con
venes," he said.
The majority of the committee bez-an
today taking up the administrative
features of the new tariff. - The?'
provisions relate to the variety r
custom house routine and the effor
of the Democrats in changing the
terms and phraseology of the admin
istrative section is to simplify and
facilitate the custom work both In the
interest of the government and the
importers. A number of changes
along that line were suggested by
witnesses during the tariff hearings in
January.
The tariff revision plan will be In
such condition that whatever form the
caucus determines upon can be re
ported immediately out of the commit
tee and the whole tariff discussion for
mally opened in the House without de
lay. There will be no attempt to name
all or even the bulk of the Hra
committees at the outset of the extra
session, that being reserved under th
present plan until toward the close of
the extra session so as to obviate any
unnecessary legislation until the reg
ular session of Congress convene m
December. The committee on Way
and Means personnel already has been
determined upon in Democratic cau
cus of the 63rd Congress, and It win
be ratified by the House at the open
ing of the extra session, when tr.
committee on rules, mileage and ac
counts also will be named. Whether
any other committees will be create';
for doing - business at' the extra
sion depends on developments betwew
now and April 7.
MOORE TO BE COUNSELLO
It
TO SECRETARY BRYAN
Washington, March 17John Baaswtt
Moore, professor of international law
at Columbia university and a recog
nized authority on that subject, is tt
be appointed counsellor to the depart
ment of state. Prof. Moore was ap
pointed recently by Mr. Taft as a
representative at the Hague tribunal.
A. 0. H. ANNIVERSARY
Bridgeport Man Intro! need Order in
New Haven Just 41 Years Ago.
New Haven, March 17 Heads of ail
the divisions of the Ancient Order of
Hibernians of the city and prominent
guests from all parts of the state at
tended the forty-first anniversary
celebration of Division Xo.l, yesterday
afternoon at Music hall.
Speeches of a character to arooss
patriotism and zeal for the cause of
free Ireland were delivered by prom
inent members of the order which was
introduced into New Haven by wn
liam O'Toole of Bridgeport, March, 17.
1872.
Mr. O'Toole who -introduced the or
ganization in the Elm City resides at
35 center and is in as good health,
as his advanced age will permit. H
is the father of the well known school
teachers of that name.

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