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VOL. 49NO. 66
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 1913
PRICE TWO CENTS
REPORT FATAL
TROLLEY CRASH
Engineer Elwell Puis
Entire Blame on
Motorman
Accident Near Waterfcury in
Which Two Died and About
, 50 Were Injured
Hartford, March 18 The fatal trol
ley accident on the New Haven-Wa-terbury
line at Summit Station on
Feb. 2S, in which two persons area
as a result -of injuries received, and
about 50 persons were injured, was
due "entirely to the carelessness of
Motorman James L. McGwire" of Wa
terbury, who was running- a car "well
equipped and with all appliances in
good working order for stopping- the
Such is the opinion of C. C. Elwell,
chief engineer and inspector of the
nnhim l.tilltv- commission. who has
lust filed his report of the accident.
Continuing. Mr. Elwell says in part:
"Xo recommendations made by the
comtnision or rules adopted by the
company will overcome human frailty
and postively prevent motor-men from
tassinr danger signals, dux ii xne con
struction of trolley cars can be so
improved as to lessen the casualties
v accidents of this character, xne
matter should be given serious con
sider&tion..
"I would therefore suggest that all
electric street railway companies oper
ating cars within the State of Con
necticut seriously consider the- prac
ticability of having all electric cars
running on tracks with those carrying
passengers, equipped with buffers of
a. uniform standard, height, and some
improved system of 'anti-climbing de
vice to make the telescoping of pas-
senger cars less likely in case of col
lision; and submit to the commission
the result of their consideration and
investigation."
"McGuire," continues the report,
"claimed that the red signal light was
so dim that It was impossible for him
to see it until arriving within 200 feet
of the signal, when he threw his
brake into emergency. This did not
check the speed as it should have
done, owing to poor braking power
and the car passed the signal at four
miles per hour. He saw the stone
train approaching through the cut
when at the signal and reversed his
power, but the wheels locked and the
car slid because of slippery track and
descend ing grade, meeting the stone
train 105 feet east of the signal, while
his car was still moving only about
four miles per hour. No sand was
used although a supply was carried
on the car.
"In fhy opinion, based upon testi
mony of many Intelligent eye witness
es and a series of experiments made
on the spot with a similar car to No
130 (the passenger car) said passen
ger trolley was running from eight to
ten miles per hour when the accident
happened."
"The trolley line between Water
bury and New Haven." the report
continues. "Is equipped with auto
matic trolley signals which were put
into service in July, 1912; they af
ford protection for the movement, of
cars through the various single track
sections. The line between Bridge
port and New Haven is similarly
equipped; there have been no fail
urea reported In this signal service
that would cause accident."
The manner of the working of the
signals Is described at some length
The location of the signal at Sum
mit is touched upon and Engineer El
well then oontinues:
"Motorman McGuire's claim that
the red light was dimmed on account
of the heavy stone train coming up
the hill is In a measure sustained by
experiments made after the accidept,
but both the red light and the red
disc were visible and could be seen
at a safe - distance. McGuire also
states that the slippery track con
tributed to the acicdent.. Such a con
dition of the rails made it all the
more important that he should have
had his car under full control when
approaching the signal."
"There follows the conclusion of
the investigator that the accident was
due entirely to the carelessness of
Motorman James J. McGuire," and
the suggestions of the commission's
engineer quoted above. A list of dead
' and injured closes the report.
To this report the public utility
commission adds the following:
"The foregoing report of the acci
dent is accepted and ordered on file
and record as the official record of
the causes, facts and circumstances
of said accident.
"Attention is called to the sugges
tions made by the chief engineer and
inspector. The commission further
suggests that the company submit to
it, on or before April 15, 1913, the re
sult of Its consideration and inves
tigation of such proposed equipment
and the practicability of adopting
same."
onnni ct rnr
uufiriLL I rLVfcn
IS DECREASING
Much satisfaction both in health de
partment circles and about town is
being expressed in the rapid decrease
of jjcarlet fever cases. Cards which
have for some weeks been common in
the East and West Emdg of the city
are daily being taken down.
It is hoped that the fumigation of
a class room in the Myrtle avenue
school yesterday afternoon will be
among the last, although desultory
reports of new cases are still being
received at the health office.
Physicians are unanimous in as
serting today that the cases - recently
developing are of the mildest type and
that were the laws not so rigid in re
spect to the reports, they would not j
become or jmblio record.
WILSON FAVORS
BUDGETJ5YSTEM
President's Pet Plan
for Government
Finances
Strongly Opposed to Method
of Building Up National Ex
penses Piece by Piece
Washington, March 18 President
Wilson is in favor of a budget sys
tem for the conduct of the government
finances. He made public today a let
ter written on Jan. 30 from Trenton,
to Senator Tillman, expressing the
hope that a budget might be worked
cut after he got to Washington. He
wrote in part:
"Elver since I was a youngster
have been deeply interested in our
method of financial legislation. One
of the objects I shall have most In
mind when I get to Washington win
be conferences with my legislative col
leagues there with a view to bring
ing some budget system into exist
ence. This business of building up
the expenses of the nation, piece by
piece,- will certainly lead us to- error
and perhaps embarrassment."
This promises to be a quiet week so
cially at the White House. President
Wilson will observe Holy Week. He
wrote a letter to a friend today de
clining an invitation to a theatre, say
ing that he would ' like to go some
other time than the week which by
so many people Is especially devoted
to the more serious concern of relig
ion.
Four hundred school girls from New
Tork, Massachusetts and New- Jersey
were to invade the East room of the
WSiite House during the day.
It became known today that the
President had not only telegraphed to
Democratitc leaders In the New Jer
sey State Senate yesterday to secure
the passage of the jury reform bill.
but that he had urged the prompt
adoption of the resolution providing
for the direct election of United States
Senators.
REFUSES GUT OF TALUK
President Wilson does not intend to
accept gifts of vahie., ' Ho Tsceived
today a razor strop mounted in gold,
but sent it back to- the donor with a
letter of regret. The strop came to
the President because of his remarks
on the value of a strop as a. barom
eter.
Numerous other gifts have been re
turned within the past few days. Mr.
Wilson does not believe the President
of the United States should accept
special favors from anyone.
HUNGRY OFFICE HUNTERS
Humorous incidents attend the siege
of Washington toy office seekers.
While Secretary McAdoo was tele
graphing today to Boston and New
York to discover a man whom he is
seriously considering for assistant sec
retary of the treasury to succeed
James I Curtis in charge of customs,
half a hundred supporters of as many
applicants waited m his office, al
though they were told that the selec
tion was practically determined.
The same thing occurred in connec
tion with the appointment of United
State treasurer. While the secretary
was sending a dozen telegrams broad
cast in search of John Burke, former
Governor of North Dakota, who was
ultimately, appointed, 100 applicants
were virtually beating on the walls
of the treasury for admission. Burke
was finally found In Minneapolis, the
announcement of his selection was
made and the army of forlorn appli
cants turned away.
SENATORS MOVING
Democratic Senators began today
to seize upon the choice offices and
committee rooms that have been oc
cupied by Republicans for years. The
work of moving will be pushed in or
der that the new occupants may be
comfortably settled by the time the
extra session convenes on April
Practically every Democratic Sena
tor will move.
Senator Lodge will exchange of
fices with Senator Tillman; Senator
Overman will occupy the suite for
merly used by Senator Crane; Sena
tor Simmons will have the luxuri
ous apartments of former Senator
Aldrieh; Senator Bacon, as head of
tile foreign affairs committee, moved
today into former Senator Cullom'a
office; and so it is all along the line.
CONGRESS HAS TtlVATj
Congress, when it reconvenes, will
find a rival in the Capitol, for it de
veloped today that plans have been
made to establish here an organiza
tion to be known as the Indian Con
gress, rne arrangemenxs were ap
proved at a meeting of several tribal
Indians and their representatives last
night.
The Congress will have one resi
dent delegate from each of the Amer
ican tribes of the country. Each
delegate will receive a salary, the
amount to be determined by the
council of each tribe, to be paid out
of the tribal funds.
The primary object of the Congress
will be to look after the interests of
the Indians before the government
and Congress. The Indian newspa
per, the Tomahawk, now printed on
the White Earth reservation in Min
nesota, is also to be located here, and
it is expected, publication of the pa
per in Washington will begin by the
time the extra session of Congress
convenes.
FLEET'S GUN PRACTICE
The big gun practice of the Atlan
tic fleet will begin in Tangier sound,
March 24, the day after the Atlantic
fleet arrives from Cuba, and because
of the attendance of the Secretary
of the Navy and a number of 'other
cabinet officers and certain novel
(Continued on Page Two)
KING OF
GREECE
SLAIN
Salonlca, March 18 -Kins' George
of Greece -was assasisnated here this
afternoon.
. .A cable "bulletin -via London, at the
hour of going to press announced the
assassination of King George I, of
Greece. No details are available.
King George was "born, Dec 24,
1845, and "became King in 1863. He
is a brother of the late King of Den
mark and a brother of the Dowager
Qneen of Great Britain and the Dow
ager Empress of Russia. He married
the Grand Duchess Olga, daughter
of Grand Duke Constantine of Russia.
There are five sons and one daughter.
The eldest son is. Prince Constantine.
born in 1868, -who married in 1889.
Princess Sophia, sister of the German
Emperor.
YALE MEN IN
COURT TODAY
Charles Format! and
Joseph Zimmerman
Are on Trial
V
Trolley Employe Brings Action
Against Wealthy Boys for
Alleged ' Assault
Charles Form an and Joseph Zim
merman, two wealthy Tale students
who assaulted a trolley car conductor
in South Norwalk, November 30, 1912
appeared before Judge Scott and
jury in the civil court . of common
pleas today as defendants, in a suit
brought by. Conductor Harry; Pliilip-
son. Philipson seeks $1,000 damages
from each of the boys.
The conductor went on the stand
in his own behalf this morning to ten
his version of the affair. He claim
ed that on the night in question the
students boarded the car in South
Norwalk. They were intoxicated and
began to make a disturbance.
They persisted in ringing the bell
and annoying other passengers. The
conductor said he asked them three
times to stop ringing the bell. When
they paid no attention to his request
he thought it advisable to put them
off.
Looking- at Zimmerman, however,
he found that the collegian was about
30 pounds the heavier, so the wit
ness decided to ask the motorman for
assistance. The witness meanwhile
had seized the hook which is used
to open windows. He claimed he
was attacked by Zimmerman and
Forman and he admitted trying to
hit Forman with the hook. The
weapon caught in the straps so no
damage was done.
There' was a free right in the car
at the climax of which the students
and the trolley -crew rolled off the car
into the street in a heap. The con
ductor declared his wrist was badly
hurt, that he was cut and his head
injured so that it still troubles him.
On cross examination by Judge
John J. Walsh, representing the stu
dents, Philipson admitted that he was
able to be irjt court two days after
the light ana was at xne car barns
during the following week. He de
nied making a remark to the effect
that he would get 550 from each of
the students. -
The trial was still on at press hour.
REEVES TO SUCCEED
JUDGE F. M. PEASLEY
Waterbury Mayor likely to
Be Named to District
Court Bench
(From Our Staff Corres.)'
Hartford, March 18 That Mayor
Francis T. Reeves of Waterbury, will
be nominated by Gov. Baldwin t
succeed Frederick M. Peasley, as
judge of the district court of Wa
terbury, was reported at the Capitol,
today. Announcement to that effect
is expected from the Governor this
week.
Judge Peasley's term expires March
25, 1914.
According to one close to the Gov
ernor, the formal nomination is be
ing held up pending the nomination
of a federal judge, to succeed the late
James P.. Piatt. This nominee will
be decided at a caucus of the Dem
ocratic Congressmen in New Haven
Friday.
William E. Thorns, of Waterbury,
an associate of Mayor ' Reeves, is said
to be a candidate for the United
States judgeship, and his friends be
lieve that an announcement of May
or Reeves' nomination might dimin
ish his chances for the nomination.
POLICE S. B. A.
The annual meeting of the Police
Sick Benefit Association will be held
at police headquarters on Thursday
afternoon, March 20, at 2:30, when an
election of officers for the ensuing year
will occur. A full attendance has
been requested in a notice posted on
the police bulletin board.
WAGE INCREASE
TO BE MILLION
Total Demands Figured!
by New Haven
Road
Cost of Change Ordered by Com
mission Amounts Approximate
ly to $1,100,000
New Haven. March 18 Official es
timates of the cost of the changes of
cross-overs and signals ordered by
the Connecticut public utility com
mission on the New York, 'New Ha
ven & Hartford railroad lines amount
approximately to $1,100,000, to be
charged to operating expenses large
ly during the coming fiscal year. This
includes the cost of the changes of
signals on the Hartford division, re
cently ordered by the commission.
The Increase of wages for the eight
months of the current fiscal year
amounts approximately to $435,000.
This includes the increase of the en-
Hnrc" nnni nnioroii fh
tration commission for the eastern
roads and amounting in the case of
the New Haven to about $120,000.
The increases so far for the current
year have included two groups of
clerks, track foremen, transportation
department employes, shopmen, ma
chinists and general office employes.
Now in progress of adjustment are
the demands for higher wages of . the
firemen, trainmen, telegraphers, sec
tion laborers, signal department men
and electrical department men, in
eluding electric construction nren
now on strike. The estimates :ndi-
cats thatthe fiscal year will Cose on of interest br n ling a sub
June 30 next -with total wage In-I tati, - i .
creases for the yea amounting
about $1,000,000.
to
CAPITOL COMMENT
OF INTEREST HERE
News Nuggets from Hartford
About Bridge port Folks
i, and Things
i
(From Our Staff Corres.)
Hartford, March IS Before the Ap
propriations committee, Thursday,
there will be hearings on the resolu
tions providing State aid for the
x3i msci.L.1 1 mm ou. vuitouia uuojj.ia.io.
acn nospnai asxs j,uo ror main-
xenance, etc., ana w,uw tor uevemy-
ment WOrH
Among the Bridgeport residents pres
ent at the woman suffrage hearing to
day are Mrs. W. T. Hincks, Mrs. S.
Di. Jr;. Mrs. Frank Seeley, Mrs.
VV 0. I . 1 , nil., itli a . j.. uanmu bluu
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Shaw.
. . , , . . ,. , I as tumpareu iu tilts it:v jlwuuuii uew-
There will be a heanna- Thursday!. . -
. ... , 1
and probate district on the petition of
the Clapp-Spooner estate trustees.
OX part 01 xne esm e located in 'air-
'jfZVZ L !W !et
"Tf " I
annexation.
John J Fitzpatrick, a popular young
Bridgeport resident, today began his
duties as a member of the executive
staff in the office of the Secretary of
State.
Former Senator F. A. Bartlett, of
railroads committee in favor of the
petition of the Lordship Manor Com
pany, asking the right to build trol
ley tracks to its Stratford property.
Two lines are wanted: one from Strat-
fnM avenue and Main street. Strat-
.ford, and the other through Hollister
avenue and over the dike to Lordship
Manor. I
The flag on the Capitol was flown
at half mast out of respect for for-
mer Comptroller Mead, who died at
his home in New Canaan yesterdar.
Members of both branches were
r - i
I
expectant of a veto message from
Gov. Baldwin on the free transporta-
tion bill for legislators. The bill, how-
ever, had not reached the engrossing
clerk from the printer and it was
thought that if delivered during the
day it would not be in the Governor's
hands until after both branches had
adjourned.
The caucus of the Democratic Sen
ators to discuss the Governor's nom
ination of Mr. Corbin for another
term as State Tax Commissioner had
been expected prior to the Senate
session, but Senator Purcell, who had
been instrumental in having a cau
cus called, said that the impression
was erroneous that the caucus was
to be held at once. He thought the
matter might be taken up laxer In
the " day or tomorrow, when It would
be convenient for all the Democratic
Senators to be present. The train
schedules usually delay the arival of
many Senators until a few minutes
before the session opens.
Favorable reports were made in
the House as follows: Fermittin
Greenwich to issue. $25,000 in school
bonds; allowing South Norwalk to
make and sell ice; amending the Wa
terbury charter providing for the op
ening of scnoois; protecting DiacK-
birds under a penalty, removing pro
tection from the European starling;
making the closed season for ducks, I
geese, brant and swan from Jan. 15
to Sept. 15; providing that the select-
men of Milford may order sidewalks
to be relaid. I
Kepresentative tnsm oi xew jm.ii- i
ford offered a resolution appointing I
Charles W. Murphy as judge in Dan-
bury. Representative Healey object-
ed to the resolution and the House 1
refused to admit it as new business, I
107 to 86. . I
NEW
LONDON
MI
Heated Debate in Senate Over
M'Neil's Resolution to Re
peal Mahan's Project
Senator M'Donodgh and Senator
Perry Effect Amendment
Which Galls for City's
Contribution
(By Our Staff Corres.)
Hartford, March 18 Unless the city
of New London, or some of its weal-
tily citizens raises the sum of $250,000
",vi vy "e same xo xne state treas-
urer oeiore the first of January. 1914.
h,e ' one UIion dollar appropriation
" ur steamsmp xermmais at New
"on Dy tne last, trenerai Assembly
w"' sland 5ePeaJea.
The Senate devoted most of its time
today to the consideration of the res
olution introduced by Senator McNeil
of Bridgeport which aimed to repeal
the appropriation bill. It was ap-
5" there might not be enough
Judge John F. McDonough, the Senate
leader, suggested that since the city
of New London would toe the chief
beneficiary under the proposed ex-
nanHitiiM - f c3h.n1, 1.4 cihA-n. .....
for which the State was to pay the
major portion.
Senator John H. Perry of Southport
said that he was in accord with the
views .of Senator McDonough, but he
favored an amendment providing that
the city of New London or some of
her citizens should contribute the
quarter of a million dollars to the
State treasurer before Jan. 1. 1914,
otherwise there eshould be no further
expenditure of the million for the pur
poses for which It was originally pro
vided. - " ,
The vote on this amendment : result
ed in Its adoption by a. vote of 17 to
16. ' . -. .
Senator McNeil, who was the' father
of the resolution, supported the
amendment. AH three of the Bridge
port Senators coincided with Senator
-vrr-rk-inmisrh- view an voted in favor
i of the amendment.
Th. thr T-ir.r.T-t Bpnatnrs t.fl
also in favor of the amendment intro
I liiI Smatiw InhTiann nf TTjarfrir-d
which provided that no part of the
money so appropriated by the State
should be, paid except by order of the
controller on the treasurer, and this
Amendment also prevailed.
Senator Peck spoke eloquently in fa
vor of the possibilities of Bridgeport
as compared to the New London har-
1 dot, ana arguea xor nis uui h-ajimu-
priating $2,000,000 for the development
harbor.
After the vote a motion to recon-
. Senate wae ln the midst of
UiBPOS.ng o, House matters when the
order of the day concerning the repeal
of the New London harbor appropria
tion was taken up. Senator McNeil
lovea that the nfa-.aMe majority
report be received and then moved
pasage of the bill in order to bring
about debate.
Mr. Johnson of Montville said he
felt it his duty as chairman of the
committee to speak in favor of the
report and against repeal.
He earn
that , at the hearing those that spoke
were Senators McNeil, Mr. Wilson of
Brideeport. who was not exactly in
favor of repeal but was against all
waterways ana senator neney wa
looking for information. e
xnax xne complaint mat
finances were in a bad way and the
i,vui,ww couia not De auuiuu wm
incorrect. the finances or xne state
are a long ways irom Demg impenueu
ana xnere is no uaiisei m " , r
?omg '"to nanKruptcy e aia tCr
ne -wouia speaK on xne nia-tii
jsa.r. reca, w no preeunma tuts miuui-
. , i j-i
-. 1' -
short speech saying that he was not
BOing xo awen on ine aeuuicy
state's money. The y will
nae,.t0 mfrS tha, l
additional taxation, a burden to be
??oe1e.d, on the. PePle- , ,
Jhls prTldm. termlnals waf d e:
1U11UCU Xlt? Bniu i itt. l i r . x i, ii3 uai-viicu
In the miasma of the roots of the
tall eel grass on the eastern shore
of this state.
Let us review the ways and
means whereby the General Assembly
of 1911 passed this bill," he continued.
Out from the shore there arose a
man of force, a diminutive Corsican,
state compeller, a ruler of the
county, a man off destiny who -x-
curslon'ea the entire General Assem-
bly with a few exceptions to the Yale-
Harvard boat race."
These means were used to feed the
sentiment and obligate to their host
those who afterwards passed this bill.
If the people . understood the import
of this bill well might they go to
New London and swell the salt sea
hv fsheddincr of their- tfmfs " Sana-
tor Peck saia that we are advisea
that Boston has spent $9,000,000 for
her terminals and Providence $7,000,
000 and he asked "then do you think
that city of 20,000 people lying be
tween the two cities needs an ex
pensive terminal for commerce that
is not there?". The purpose of this
is to create a condition that does not
fixist he said. It in -not coastwise.
it is international.
"Oh, the sophisty of the situation,"
he exclaimed. "Elijah was fed by
ravens and maybe the sea gulls will
fetch the freight.
Senator Peck enumerated the num-
ber of exports from Connecticut.
He asked whether sentiment should
be the impelling reason why exports
and imports should demand the extra
hauling of cargo beyond New York
MUS
$250,000 OR LOSE HE
IXI0N APPROPRIAT
to New London. He referred to the
assurance of the Grand Trunk build
ing a connection with the east coast
in order to carry the golden grain
from the virgin west beyond Boston
and Portland down to New London.
He said that that road would not car
ry cargoes to a further tidewater
point. He then quoted from a book
of statistics showing that Bridgeport
collected several hundred thousand
dollars on imports while New Lon
don did not collect $5,000 per annum
-tie said xnat JNew London s geo
graphical position was against her as
a port. In conclusion toe said
-Truth is the wealth of the world,
it never perishes until the human race
has no further need for it in par
ticular instance. I repeat, well
might the people of the state swell
the salt sea with their tears if they
are, to be burdened with this imposi
tion. Senator Johnson of Montville re
plied to Mr. Peck ' saying that he
made a. number of incorrect state
ments. He said that New London's
commerce during the last 12 months
amounted to $18,000,000. He was glad
to hear sucrv&ood words as to Bridge
port and was glad to know it was
developing and he would be only too
glad to give it an appropriation if
the state's finance could stand it."
Those for the amendment were
Senators Johnson of Hartford; Hook
er, Puree!!, -. henc-y, Stevens, Frolich,
Quinn, Shanley, N-ebe, McDonough,
Hurley, McNeil, Whitcomb, Peck,
Perry, , Weed, and Foster 17.
Those against: .Senators Landers,
Colton, Isbell, Kelsey, McGrath, Mc
Carthy, Miner, Avery, Johnson of
Montville, Keach, Welch, Wadhams.
Gaylord, Johnson, Mountain, Keeney
16.
Senators Newman and Reynolds
were paired.
McNEIL'S SPEECH
Senator McNeil spoke as follows:
"Permit rne to precede my remarks
in the discussion of this measure by
saying that so far as I am concerned
there was no ultra motive or political
controversy which prompted me to in-xrod-KW
this measure. I have been
prompted to repoal the million dollar
grant by the session or 1911 for sever-;
al reasons of sufficient weight to con
vince any fair minded person of the
desirability of repealing an act which
the session of 1911, was hypnotized
into granting. I prefer to draw the
mantle of charity around the methods
employed, and the deals made to rush
this measure through the assembly
two years ago. Best forget the evil
in its righting. The best reason
know of for this senate to pass this
measure may be found in the state
estimates, as compiled by our tA&sas
rury department for the two fiscal
years, October 1st, 1913, to September
80th, 1915.
These figures are from the office of
the state treasurer, and therefore in
disputable. The estimates of our re
ceipts for the coming two fiscal
years are $8,715,000, while the, neces
sary and statutory expenditures will
provide for a total expenditure of $13,-
130,729, -which shows at first glance a
loss and deficiency for the state for
the two years to come of $4,315,729.
This In itself is a startling condition
of which few are aware. The com
mittee on appropriations; of which 1
"have the honor to be a -member, has
before it measures asking for various
appropriations which will total ap
proximately $30,000,000. I believe I
am well within the bounds of conser
vatism, when I say that this session
will pass appropriation measures
amounting close to $30,000,000., which
amount will exceed the estimates of
expenditures as ' compiled by our
treasurer $6,869.00, which will make a
total deficit and loss for the state for
the coming two years of over $11,-
000,000, an astounding and appalling
deficit which must be met.
These figures, Senators, .do .not in
clude the $1,000,000, which was appro
priated for the steamship wharves
and terminals at New London. This
money has yet to be expended. Should
the $1,000,000 be spent, and the other
millions which would undoubtedly fol
low, a greater deficiency and deficit
would incur. The fast that the com
mission which has this matter In
charge has expended to date less than
$9,000 is a most . redeeming and en
couraging situation. ' The commission
which has the expenditure of this
money, has submitted a report which
speaks in ' glowing terms of- making
New London a trans-Atlantic port in
competition with the great ports of
the world, but the commission sees
little of the practical side of the
question.
No one denies that New London has
an excellent, harbor, but the question
of railroad facilities and terminals
is a different matter. The City of
New Haven furnishes better railroad
facilities than New London, it has
connecting lines not only direct toe
tween New York and Boston, but
through the West by way of the On
tario and Western over the Pough
keepsie bridge, as direct connection
with the Central New England rail
road, and direct lines through North
ern New England. It is absurd and
ridiculous to assert that New London
would ever be a trans-Atlantic port
in competition with New York and
Boston. The great water facilities
and dockage frontage on Manhattan
Island far surpasses anything in
America, and there are ample facili
ties for the location of unlimited piers
to say nothing of railroad connections
spreading like a web over America.
The Grand Trunk has its own out
lets and piers, , which It constructed at
its own expense in Portland. While
the New York, New Haven &Hart
ford -Railroad company might be
pleased to have the State of Connec
ticut dig down in its pockets and aid
that corporation in transporting some
additional freight over its lines, it
has never seen fit to spend a dollar j
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PAY
ION
NEW HAVEN'S
STOCK STILL
ON TOBOGGAN
In the New York stock market, to
day, New Haven road's Ion declines
was extended still further with a drop
of two points to 113.
300 ELECTRICAL
WORKERS STRIKE
ON N. H. ROAD
New Haven, March 18 Electrical
workers to the number of 300, In
cluding foremen and sub-foremen.
engaged In the eelctrification work of
the New York, New Haven & Hart
ford line between this city and Stam
ford, struck today for an increase In
wages. The Increase asked for i
about 28 per cent. The foremen ask
ed for a, raise from $4 to 25 a. earr:
the sub-foremen from $3. SO to $4. $9
and the linemen from $3 to $4.
A statement issued by the New-
Haven road says It will wait day
or two in order to give ths men tim
to reconsider before seeking other
to fill their places.
PENDING STRIKE
OF SWITCHMEN Oil
RAILROADS WEST
Chicago, March IS While It is
known that switchmen and switch
tenders of 19 railroads entering Chi
cago have voted authorization to
their leaders to call a strike If their
demands are not met, the formal re
sult of the mail vote will not bs an
nounced "until '.lax this afternoon af
ter the official count has "been msdt.
The men,' numbering 5,000, ask for
shorter hours and time and s half for
overtime. The employers do not ex
pect a strike, despite the vote,
probably mediation under the Era
man act will be brought.
Such an appeal. It is said, wouH
clear up a question whether the Erd
man act was 'not wiped out by th
law that created the department of
labor.
HEROIC POLICEMAN
IS PARK CITY BOY
Meriden, March 18 Patrolman Jam
F. Grady, who wears badge No. 1, ant
by virtue of his long prvle i re
garded as dean of the force, was se
riously injured today In attempting to
stop a runaway horse attached to ,
milk wagon. The horse knocked him
down and the wheels of the wagon
passed over him. He was badly cut
about the face, hands and body and
was injured internally. Gorge Raba
ley, of Kensington, the driver, was
thrown from the wagon tout was not
seriously hurt. Officer Grady was off
duty at the time. The runaway stop
ped at the next customer's bouse.
Patrolman Grady is a. native of
Bridgeport, "having esided for many
years upon the East Side prior to re
moving to Meriden and establtahing
residence there.
MAN SHOT BY SHERIFF
DIES FROM HIS WOtSD
Kingston, N. Y., March 18 Frank '
O. "Van Velaon, who was shot by I
ueyt Sheriff. Harry McLaughlin in :i
battle, with officers who were attempt
ing to evict him from his house in
New Salem, yesterday, died today of
his wound. Deputy Sheriff Edward1
Murphy, whom Van Velson shot bfor
attacking McLaughlin, is expected to
recover.
Derby, March 18 As a apacial
freight train on the New Tork, Jfmw
Haven & Hartford railroad wa com
ing to Derby today members of tfcs
crew found an unconscious man lying
beside the tracks. He was pfokad
up and brought to a local hospital,
concussion of the brain and Internal
injuries that will probably cause hi
death. In a pocket of his coat was
an Adams Express Co. identification
card bearing the name Fred Ernest
Natzsch. also a pass on the tlew
York, New Haven & Hartford rail
road. It is believed that he fell from
a train that passed through during
the night.
FATAL FALL FROM THEE
Stamford, March 18 William it
Crowell, a city employe, while en
gages ln cutting down a trea fall
from the branches 45 feet to th
ground and died in a. few minutes.
He was sawing off a branch whsn ha
lost his balance.' - Crowell a 30
years old and married.
Mrs. Alice Schulz, wife of Albert C.
Schulz, died this morning at bar home,
20 West Liberty street, after a brlxf
illness. She was 21 years of a.
The sympathy of many Crlaiute is ax-
tended to Mr. liehuls in hi ber.i-a-
ment.

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