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sified Ads. You 11 find what
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' THE WEATHHIl
Fair tonight; fair, warmer
tomorrow
.VOL. 43 NO. 160
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., TUESDAY, JULY 8, 1913
PRICE TWO CENTO
O'BRIEH TO WAGE
DAIRYMEN'S BATTLE
THROUGHOUT NATION
Former Bridgeporter Retained to
Lead Battle Against Alleged
Scheme of Milk Syndicate
Cigar Makers interested in Reii
ys Visit to McAdoo Dono
van and the Senators
Newsy Notes of
the Capital
fBy Oar Special Corres.)
Washington, July 8 Attorney M. E
D"Brien. formerly of Bridgeport, Conn.,
Is laying- the foundation for a fight
that the National Dairymen's Asso
ciation will make In every part of the
country to prove. If possible, that, the
entire country 1s being victimized by
m syndicate winich seeka through leg
islation for 4ura milk and. legislation
for pasteurised milk, to get control of
the milk supply of the country, and
fore , the people to use either pas
teurized milk or condensed milk.
The first fight of the dairymen will
be made In the district of Columbia
where It Is contended that the health
authorities by construction of the law
and enforcement or various rules will
coon make It Impossible to sell raw
'sweet milk of any standard. 1 :
Associated with Attorney O'Brien is
.Attorney Henry E. Davis, a former
classmate of President Wilson.
The milk dealers hope to prove that
there Is an Invisible lobby working
against them, and that articles are
feeing published In many of the health
Journals against raw sweet milk, that
'come from the pen of physicians who
are in the pay of the milk trust.
On July 8. the "Washington Health
authorities canned 109 milk dealers to
ibe arraigned before Judge Pugh in
the District court. They were charg
ed with selling milk and cream which
consisted partly of "filthy decompos
ed and putrid animal or vegetable
matter." .Attorney O'Brien filed a
motion to require the prosecution to
.furnish . bill of particulars, asking
"the government to state In what par-iticulsc-
the milk sold, was adulterated;
iand what particular kind, of foreign
Jsubstaaca Is alleged to have bean con
tained in ttie conk. Judge Pugh grasnt
;ed the motion, sad as the prosecution
: was usable to furnish the bill .of par
I ticalars that time, the cases were
'adjourned to a cat. w agreed op.
!cn later. ' ' -
! "Standard Oil Hasi a band ta hls
. veomewtkeve, Attorney O'Bren told
rthe court. "Standard Oil Interwrts con
trol the only pastenrizing planus on
the market, and I believe that the
makers of the plants are workman 'up
this agitation, here to force the pur
chase of their machinery. I don't
know as the authorities are conscious
that they are being used;. Strut T am
going to find out."
Today "William A. Smipsoa, a. daSry
Vnan filed a suit through Attorney
fCTBrien for $2. BOO datmages against the
pDtstrtct of Columbia for failure to
(cward the contract to bim for supply
ing milk, to municipal institutions. Be
iclalms that he was the lowest bidder.
.His bid was 1-t cent a. gallon less
jthan the recipient of the Ml The au
jthoritlea contend that a test showed
Khe milk to be of a lower standard
than that of the man who" received
5 the contract. Simpson challenges the
Accuracy of the test, claiming that Ms
1 product was aa good as that of the
I fortunate bidden Eipgi ts are to be
called to and 'an effort will be made
Ho inveteigate the methods employed
y the health authorities in. determln
'In the qnairMes of milk.
'. The dairymen contend that in every
ity where the alleged pure milk crn-
padea have been p-ut into effect that
ktho price to the consumer has been
increased, and the trust have gained a
oothold. ,
Congressmen Thomas I. J3-e!lly of
(Connecticut called upon Secretary Mo
Adoo yesterday . in reference to the
F'smokee" allowed dgarmalcers. Mr.
ZBjeMy opposes -Bis ruling- of the rev
enue bureau tn relation to the bill in
troduced by himself, and passed by
kne 62nd Congress, granting 21 Cigars
.each week to workmen in- cigar fac
korles with out the payment of revenue
jtax thereon. It had been held by the
revenue, bureau that- these "three
cmokes a. day" must be smoked on
rthe premises, on the day they are
tmd, and not taken from the build
Mng.
Mr. Reilly claims that this is not
the Intent of the bill. He pointed out
Vrhe fact that many of the shops will
mot .allow employes to smoke during
twmklng hours, and others will not
.allow smoking in the bunding. The
.matter was not settled, but Mr. Reilly
will visit the secretary again on
Ttiursday when it is believed that the
SJeeretary will reach a decision in the
natter.
Sheriff Charles Spreyer of New Ha
ven, called upon the members of the
Connecticut delegation yesterday. He
been to Gettysburg where he was
Adjutant of the Coimectteut division.
He says that it was a great meeting.
and ought to have been held 25 years
ago. What made a great impression
(upon the ' sheriff was the manner in
pwbich the tendency of the old veter
ans to forage returned to them like
Mocd nature. He says that there
were plenty of men there who were
rhoneet at home, but who on going
r-into camp started in at once to col
lect an of the blankets, utensils, mat
j tresses, and anything they could lay
; their hands on just to have a good
supply. He says that one old veteran
I from Connecticut who claimed that
I he could not get a blanket was dls-
! covered to have eight of them stow
led away ack of his tent, along with
Several cots and ma. tresses. The sber-
fiff said that the "foraging instinct"
i was something the boys cultivated in
1961. and that he was surprised to see
I how welt they retained it. ;
Congressman .Jeremiah . Donovan is
; not worrying much because a part of
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SHEPHERD SUES PITZIPIO
FOR $25,000 FOR INJURIES
IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT
New York Man In Custody of Sheriff In Default of
$20,000 Bonds Pitzipi o Fined $100 for Reckless
Driving Williams Brothersand McCormack to Sue
Immediately . after his conviction in
tbe Fairfield town court this forenoon
of reckless driving, in connection with
the automobile accident so nearly fa
tal to John B. Shepherd of this city,
George Pitzipio, driver of the Fierce
Arrow car with which Shepherd's car
collided, was. arrested on a body writ
in a suit for $25,000 damages brought
in Shepherd's behalf through, Judge
Elmore S. Banks.
Pitzipio was required to furnish
bail pf $20,000, and this he had been
unable to do 'for several hours. 'At a
late hour Sheriff Hezeklah. . Elwdod
was his constant companion. If he
is unable to furnish bail by night
fall, he may be . forced to spend the
night at the county Jail. ' - 1
Fitzlpio's troubles came "''thick and
fast this forenoon. His counsel. At
torney George E. Hill filed a formal
demurrer when his case came before
the court, and .when this was over
ruled. Attorney Hill asked for a small
fine Justice Bacon Wakeman im
posed the maximum fine provided in
the automobile law, $100, with costs.
There5 is a jail sentence provided In
the law, but this was not Imposed.
Attorney Hill at once took an ap
peal, and bail was fixed at $500. Pend
ing arrangements for the posting of
a real estate bond for this amount.
THOUSANDS WILL
CORNERSTONE
ST. JAMES'
On next Sunday afternoon. July 13. !
at . o-ciock, ins cornerstone or the
new St. James' R, c. church situated1
at the. corner of "Main and. Brosd '
streets, Stratford, will bo laid with aU
the impressive pomp and .ceremony I
of the Soman. Catholic church. Bishop
John J. Nilan "Of the diocese of Hart
ford will, conduct -the- ceremonies and
he will be assisted by visiting clergy
men from, this city, Derby, Ansonia,
New Haven. " Fairfield, Westport ' and
other surrounding towns -and cities.
Prior , to the cornerstone laying prop
er, there will be a street parade -which
will start at . Hard's corner and . in
which If is expected several ' thousand
marchers will be seen. The- line-- of
march will be from ' Hard's corner.
north on Main street to Stratford cen
ter; to East Broadway;' to EHm street;
to ' (Broad street. - and ; along -Broad
street back to (Main street, breaking
up at the corner of Main and Broad
where the new ehuroh is being built.
There will be at least three bands
In line, the Wheelen & Wilson band
of Bridgeport being one of the three.
The parade will be, beaded by all the
men .and boys of St. James parish,
several hundred strong, and they will
be followed by . different church so
cieties from. Bridgeport, Derby, Shel-
tou- and other towns and cities in tma
part of the state.
It Is expected that there will be 1,
200 Bridgeport Knights of Columbus in
line, including 150 members of the
Fourth Degree dresBed In their regalia,
frock coata,. Bilk . hats, canes, white
ties and suede - gloves. The -Fourth
Degree Knights met last night to com
plete arrangements for their part of
the parade. The committee in charge,
composed of John J. Scanlon, George
T. Kelly, Frank , Brennan, James J.
Sexton, John Lynch, Lea Redgate and
Frank Prendergast, announced after
the meeting last night that they ex
pected the full membership of the
Bridgeport councils to turn out.
Besides the members of the Knights
of Columbus it is . expected that there
will be between 800 and 900 members
of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of
Bridgeport who will take part in the
parade and about 800 members of the
Bridgeport Central Labor . Union in
cluding the members of the carpen
ters, joiners, bricklayers, masons, and
other buildings trades', unions.
The Holy Name societies of the dif
ferent Bridgeport churches are also
going to be invited to take part in
the parade and at the masses .in the
Catholic churches of Bridgeport next
Sunday morning all the members of
the various parishes will be invited
SHELL PASSES
OVER PRESIDENT'S
YACHT MAYFLOWER
L Washington, July 8 While both the
oflicers of the Tacht Mayflower and
officials of the Navy Department were
reticent today concerning the . peril
to the vessel last week, when a shell
from the Proving Grounds at Indian
Head, Md., was said to have narrowly
missed the ship, which had , President
Wilson aboard, it is believed ah in
vestigation of the affair will be or
dered. It was declared today that the shell
itself passed over the Mayflower at a
safe height but that the danger was
caused by the dislodgement from the
shell of the rotating band, a circlet
of steel 12 inches . wide, which fell
close to the vessel. So loud was ' the
screech of the shot that - the Mayflow
er's crew are said to have rushed on
deck to ascertain the trouble. At the
time President Wilson was said to be
sitting on the after deck with Tr.
Cary" Grayson, his physician. " So far
as is known the President made no
comment or complaint on his return
to the Whit House. 1
Justice Wakeman accepted a. cash
bond of $250 furnished by" Garrett B.
Wlnant.
The accident resulting In the fining
cf Pitzipio and the suit- for damages
occurred two weeks ago yesterday.
Pitzipio .was driving a touring car
owned, by Garrett E. Winant, and oc
cupied, by Winant's daughter and
chauffeur.' Pitzipio is a visitor at the
Winant home. They are ' summering
at the Sturges place in Fairfield. The
car reached the main thoroughfare
passing the Church corner, just as a
Studebaker car driven by Daniel Wil
liams, and occupied by Gurdon Wil
liams, George McCormack and Shep
herd came along the main road.
The care came together, and the
lighter one was overturned. Shepherd
fell under the car and suffered head
injuries that for a time imperilled hi
life. He is recovering slowly at .the
Galen hospital in this city. -
Today Dan Williams was arrested in
the court room on a chargje of reckless
driving, and his mother,.., Nellis G.
Wliliame, owner of the Howard ave
nue hotel, furnished $500 bail for hie
appearance next Tuesday. liot'i the
Williams boys; and George McCor
mack, their cousin, say they are go
ing to sue PityJplo. -Attorney Hugh
Lavery of this c'ty was in thecourt
t com, today in j their interests. , '
MARCH AT
LAYING OF
CHURCH SUNDAY
by their priests to -take part in the
exercises in Stratford In the afternoon.
It Is anticipated that there will be at
least 20,000 visitors in Stratford at the
cornerstone laying next Sunday if the
day is a good one.;- , -."VV. ' i ,
The-; different marching bodies will
form -on the tde stroata near "Hard's
corner being in their- places at 2
o'clock. The Knights of, Columbus
wm meet at their hall in Bridgeport
at l o clock and march to the: Con
gress street car ' barns where ..special
oars' will "be ! -waiting to - convey them
to Stratford, v They will form tnto line
at .BeardsleyUt corner, one Mock west
of Hard's corner, immediately ' on ar
riving in Stratford. - ' ; - -
The other societies will' form along
Stratford avenue and South Main
street taking the -places assigned them
by the grand marshal of the parade,
who is to be John . deary of Strat
ford. ' .
The new St. James" church - when
COmnleted will ba xiriUinlit- nnlnn
the prettiest - church in the town of
Strafford. . . It-Is Gothic in style of
architecture in dimensions, 108 feet
by 59 feet Yellow, tapestry brick is
being used, in its construction "and -all
trimmings are of Indiana, limestone.
Architect Jackaon of New Tor k de
signed the building "and when com
pleted it will be "a monument to his
craftsmanship..
The cornerstone, donated; by James
Beton sc Sons, . comes , from the Railway-
Granite Co.'s quarry in Quincy,
Mass., the same quarry out of which
the stone used in the Bunker Hill
monument was out. The altar, organ,
windows, chancel lamp, - and in fact
almost all of the fittings of the church
have already '- been promised Rev. M.
J. O'Connor by members of his church
and former residents of the town.
Father O'Connor has been doing
splendid work in Stratford ever slnoe
he was transferred 4o that town from
Pomf ret. Conn. . He not only (bought
the fine rectory and the land adjoin
ing the church lot on the corner of
Main and Broad streets, but by his
hard work and business ability has
paid all , the running expenses of the
tarfeh ,and laid by a fund for build
ing the new church. Considering the
short time Father O'Connor has been
in Stratford the work he has . done
there seems phenomenal - s
If the weather - is propritious next
Sunday afternoon there is no ' doubt
but . that the day will be the greatest
one in (the history of St. . James' par
ish and one which the people of Strat
ford will remember for days to come.
Numerous protests have been made
In the past against .the lirlng of the
big guns at Indian Head.- River cap
tains declare the lives of their pas
sengers and screws are endangered by
the trials and, although no accidents
ta.ve yet . occurred, contend that there
have been many narrow escapes from
disaster. 11 -i
PRESIDENT WILSQ?! ;
GOLFS AT HANOVER
" Hanover, N. H.,' July 8. President
Wilson tried another golf links today,
this time the nine hole course at Dart
mouth College. He left Cornish early
and motoring thirty miles over Green
Hills and valleys, arrived here before
noon. - . ' i -
The college town is filled with sum
mer school students and some of the
co-eds" tripped enthusiastically
across the links to greet the Presi
dent. From the roadway groups of
towns folks watched the play.
- The President played a fair game
but found the links much more dif
ficult than the , Woodstock course,
where he was yesterday. Dr. C. A
irayson was again his opponent.
There , were bo caddies about . when
they arrived and a secret service man
ana one of the chauffeurs volunteered
'or the sk
MODEL MILITARY
CAMP IN TEXAS
FOR U. S. TROOPS
Texas Citv. Tex.. Julv 8 -What army
officers say is the best organized and
healthiest military camp in the world
today stretches for two miles along
the shore of the Mexican Gulf here.
Four months fl.ern the fittf nf this camn
was virtually a swamp. The transfor
mation is one of several big achieve
ments of the American soldiers sent
here last February for mobilization,
of the Second Divisio nof the United
States Army.
Major General William H. Carter,
commanding the Second Division, : U.
S. A., said of the camp today:
"The division here and at Galves
toBj comprises one-third of the infan
try strength of the United States
fiVmv o-nri wifh fl.T-tiiifT-v cavalrv and
signal corps makes nearlp 12,000 men.
Bringing tne aivision togemer imo
taught the omrers - ana men tne m
timat niMl9 nf a bie- organization as
to ' its equipment and has weeded out
unnecessary paraphernalia and under-
standard animals. When the com
mands comprising the divisions go
back to the various posts and are or
dered . to reassemDie tor any service
whatever, the commanding general can
issue a single order which will cover
the entire equipment. ,
"The second division is -now in ex
cellent shape. , The soldiers are equal
to any in the world. The whole divis
ion with bag"gage could be ready to go
aboard trains or transports oeiore tne
cars could be sidetracked or the trans
ports ready to cast off.
TProbably . the one most Important
accomplishment here for the Ameri
can Ffcopte a3 een the demonstration
of sanitary standards. It has verified
methods tested at San Antonio in 1911,
when 14,000 men assembled as a ma
nuever division. v , .
"We have now been , here four
mnrrfhK sM not one case of typhoid
has developed. When we came we
were told this state was a swamp."
Major General Carter said double
, n.mV.o nf ooldiers could have
been trained at Texas City without
an increase of ' officers.
JOHM F.; GLASiGY GETS
v DAMAGES OF $222.75
North - End ' niesldent Wins . Aotton
Against Afljntoistratoe of Iuke
'-' ' , Clancy Estate. ; .
well known North
End resident, has won hia auit against
. T.i,ira oincv estate. In a decision
handed down' today by Acting Judge
Wilder of the court or common picas,
Clancy is awarded damages of $222.75.
TT. 1. olon HvAn COStS- '
The plaintiff, who was a-nephew of
LAike Clarifcy, claimed he worked in
"1tit,' sglnnn on Hard avenue when
the proprietor, was in the hospital. He
alleged-tnat m-s uucw pruiuiwju w v-
him but did not before he died in
1Q11 tta aM Yiin e.rvirps were rea
sonably worth $2ff8.50 but this claim
was disallowed by James Clancy, ad
ministrator on the estate. Thereupon
suit was brought against the admin-
atui -
POISON PLAGUE KLLLS
25,000 KANSAS ANIMALS
Topeka, Kag.. July 8. That the
plague which) killed more than 25,000
horses and mules In Kansas last year
was not an infectious disease, but due
to a poison, is the report of the special
commission of the University of Kan
sas appointed by the governor to in
vestigate the subject. The report
stated that there -was no known cure
for the. ailment from which the anl
mala suffered and that the climatic
conditions which produced It probably
will not prevail again in many years.
Parasitic fungi growing on the
grains and , other vegetation - caused
the death of the animals, according
to the report and the poisonous condi
tions in the pastures was due to the
excessive moisture and humidity ac
companied by high temperatures.
PROGRESSIVES TO CONSIDER
PLATFORM THURSDAY NIGHT
The Town committee, of the Pro
gressive party held an enthusiastic
meeting last night in their Plaza head
quarters with the newly elected town
chairman, George Zink, presiding. The
town chairman will be aided in his
duties by the appointment of several
executive committees selected by him.
The Progressive club will meet
Thursday evening to discuss tentative
platforms and as these discussions and
debates are open to everyone, ' tho
members want it understood the per
sonal opinion of any speaker must be
regarded as an official declaration of
the club's views.
INSANITT INCREASING
- Insanity- is .upon -the increase in .this
city. It was said at Charities head
quarters today that many cases are
being shipped from this city, more
than heretofore. Investigator Morris
sey during the past week has been
busily engaged. Three patients -were
conveyed to Norwich on Saturday and
another triple shipment is today be
ing made to Middletown.
HEALTH BOARD TO MEET
A meeting of . the local board of
health is scheduled for tonight. It is
believed that matters of considerable
Importance to the sanitary conditions
of this city will arise. From the num
ber of garbage complaints .entered in
the complaint book and the activities
of the various inspectors who have re
cently found that garbage collections
have not been prompt or frequent
those matters may be laid before the
board. j
SYLVIA STARTS
THREE MONTHS'
HUNGER STRIKE
London, July 8 Miss Sylvia Pank
hurst, daughter of Mrs. Ernmeline
Pankhurst, the suffragette leader,
was brought up at Bow street Police
court today and found guilty of in
citing - to disorders on June 29, when
she led a mob to Downing street to
raise the official residence of the Pre
mier and the Chancellor of the Ex
chequer. She was ordered by the mag
istrate to find sureties in $12,000 to be
of good behavlous for a year with the
alternative of three months imprison
ment. Miss Pankhurst elected to go
to Halloway jail, declaring she would
at once start a hunger strike and also
go without water.
Archibald Bodkin, prosecuting for
the treasury, said the authorities did
not desire to punish her, but merely
to prevent her making Inflammatory
speeches. . -
Miss Selie Emerson of Jackson,
Mich., Miss Mary (Richardson and
Harry ' Golden, a male sympathizer
with the . woman suffrage movement,
who were arrested last evening while
trying to liberate Miss Slvaia Pank
huTst from the hands of the police at
Bromley, were all sent to Jail by the
police magistrate today. Miss Emer
son, who the police testified, had in
cited a mog of BOO obstructionists by
shouting "what are going ito do," was
given a month's hard labor and Golden
a similar sentence but Mies Richard-
eon, "who had assaulted the police and
broken windows at the police station,
was sentenced to three months Impri
sonment. The prisoners" only com
ment was, "we shall do just as much
as we -choose."
Probers Almost
Through With
''--.'..."-.Waii . Street
; Washington,- July 8. -Ah end ,to the
Wall street features of " the lobby in
vestigation was ' in sight when the
Senate committee resumed its hear
ing today. David Lama had asked
permission to make a final statement.
explaining Edward ? Lauterbach'a
charges-yesterday that Lamar had as
sured Mm Senator , Stone and Speaker
Clark were anxious for a "peaceful
understanding" with Morgan and the
Steel Corporation ; interests.
" A half dozen men prominently Iden
tified-with, wool manufacturing Indus.
tries -in the United States and several
connected with campaigns for a
change in oral discussion of the sugt.r
tariff, were on hand again today to
be; examined as to their lobbying ac
tivities.
The wool tariff witnesses included
William Whitman, Thomas O. Marvin,
Wlnthrop L. Marvin,' all of Boston,
and S. W. McClure of Salt Lake City.
RECORD YEAR
FOR FISH EGGS
Washington; July 8 The year just
closed established a record for the
United States bureau of fisheries in
the number of ' fish eggs taken and
later planted; It ran to the enormous
total of 3,640,000,000 which, broke the
record made in the previous year by
173,000,000. The largest number of any
one kind was in flat fish, of which
800,000,000 egg were planted. '
- Durhig the year there .was an in
creased capture of black spotted trout,
Chinook salmon, haddock, striped bass,
and white fish eggs and" a decrease in
those of the lake herring, pike, perch
shad, yellow perch and lobster.
To increase the supply of lobsters
along the New England coast the
bureau is considering the establishment
in Rhode-Island of a plant for lob
ster breeding. It is proposed to keep
the young lobsters in captivity until
-they can defend themselves against at
tack or until they have passed what
the experts call the fourth stage of
their existence. ''
The'' bureau 'now has two lobster
hatchferies, one in Mfeine, the otter in
Massachusetts, but at neither are there
facilities for breeding- work.
VOCATIONAL TRAINING
: IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Washington, July 8 Commendation
of the work of the vocational guidance
survey of New York city is contained
in a statement issued today by the
United States Bureau of Education.
The bureau Is In sympathy- with the
broad question of vocation training
for young America and has advocated
the establishment of "Vocational Train
ing In the public school system of tho
couritry.
The bureau quotes from a report
just issued by the New Tork organlza
tion and applauds its thoroughness and
the methods employed.
"On one point the New Tork report
is unusually explicit".
The bureau officials ' comment:
"There are no Jobs for children under
16 which they ought to take," it de
clares. "Furthermore it emphasizes
the need for more information about
industrial conditions before attempting
to steer boys and girls into positions."
Commieeioner of Education Claxton
has preached the need of specialization
in educating the youth and officials
of his bureau believe the New York
City organization is only the first of
other civic and state educational orga
nizations thatn will take up the ques
tion and advocate it.
ADMITTED TO PROBATE.
Thei estate of the late Dennis Keliy
was admitted to probate this morning
with Ellen Kelly as administratrix.
Wh
njom
.
Will Prevent Any Attempt to Worh
Under the Act Which He - Claims
Is Not Measure Passed by
the Legislature
Investigation by Farmer Representative in
Hartford Discloses Strange Mix-up Be
tween Offices of Engrossing Gierk
and Secretary of State
If any attempt is made to borrow
money ; or perform any other acts
which are apparently authorized by
the Paving bill sent to City Auditor
Keating, Senator Joseph H. Whitcomb
will ask an injunction, to prevent work
being done under the provisions of the
bill. As tbld In the Farmer last night,
a grave error or "a scandal is immin
ent over the Bridgeport paving bill leg
islation. What purports to be an act
duly authorized by the General As
sembly authorizing, the city of Bridge
port to borrow $200,000 for. pavements
and ether sums for school houses and
sewers, attested by the Secretary of
State - and signed by Governor Bald
win, -has been received by City Audi
tor Keating. ' But " members of the
Bridgeport delegation to the general
assembly declare - It is not the bill
which actually went-through the legis
lature. ,
Senator" Whitcomb said today:
"I watched , this paving bill very
closely and I am certain the bill re
turned to City Auditor Keating was
not the bill for which we voted in
the Legislature. -I 'and other mem
bers , of .th delegation from Bridge
port were unwilling that the Common
Council through the . members - of the
streets ; and sidewalks , committee
should hive $100,000 to spend for pave
ment in one year. J?We were also un
willing that BOel- i large" sum should
be spent fdr pavement not permanent.
"We also insisted that the original
bill' as presented to the Swna-te toe re
ivised to prevent a. ' big deal being
made in; non-permanent pavementrl
through a bill which purported to oe
drawn in the interest of permanent
pavement. '
"T - watched this matter very closely.
I would rather not express my opin
ion as to how I think a change in the
bills was mad at Hartford but I will
say now that if any attempt is made
to work under this bill sent to City
Auditor Keating I -will get an injunc
tion." '
(By Our Special Corres.)
Hartford, July 8. A rigid investi
gation today failed to disclose how
state papers were juggled at Hartford
so that an act authorizing Bridgeport
to appropriate $200,000 tor pavements
and other sums for schools and sew
ers, should 'be substituted for the bill
really passed by the General Assem
bly. ... .
'. The investigation by a special rep
resentative of The Farmer today
shows that Senate Bill 271 came up in
trie House on May 20.. It appeared as
File 470 of the House printed bills.
TJhe bill as finally passed by the House
contains on, Page 1 the following en
dorsement: j .
"Committee on Finance through
Senator Weed of the 26th District,
chairman of the committee on part of
the Senate, think that the bill ought
to pass." .' . '
This bill does not appear among
any of the papers transmitted to the
office of the Secretary of State, but
there does appear there "Amendment,
schedule A" which was offered by
Representative Wilson of Bridgeport
and which was drawn as amendment
aDR." A. G. JONES TO BE
ENJOINED FROM FURTHER
PRACTICE
most prominently located dentists in
the City of Bridgeport, who maintains
sumptuous offices in the Wheeler
building, Fairfield avenue and Main
street, will be ordered by the State
Board of Dental Examiners at Hart
ford to stop using the degree of Doc
tor of Dental Surgery and to discon
tinue practicing dentistry In this state.
The news comes to this city as a
complete surprise to both his friends,
and the public, as he has for some
months occupied one of the most con
spicuous handsomely equipped and
brilliantly lighted offices in this city
and the public in general had suppos
ed that he was fully qualified to op
erate under the sanction of the state
and society of fellow dentists.
Charges were filed on Saturday last
with the State Examiners which were
considered by them Immediately with
the result that his license was revok
ed today. In the complaint which
was entered by the Bridgeport Den-!
tal - society, it was charged . that j
he violated not only the ethics of his
profession but the statutes as well by
appending to his name the ' title "IX
D. "'S." to which he had no right, nev
er having held other than a, dental as
sistant's certificate. It was further
alleged that using the same title he
had inserted fictitious advertising in
mb Says Hell
raving; -Bill
to File 470, substitute for Senate Bill
271.
The amendment provides -for chang
ing the word "bond" to the . word
"note" in lines, 6-14-16-20-22-28 of
Section 6 of the substitute. Certain
erasures, were made in the amend--ment
at the time of its preparation.
At some other time and -with a dif
ferent pen, the words "to substitute
f or' have been crossed out but the
amendment would not apply to any
section of any other bill relating to
the matter.-
The bill which is attested In the
office of the Secretary of State as
having been passed with the amend
ment does not contain 24 lines in Sec
tion 6 and the word "bond" does not
occur In the lines mentioned In the
amendment. Section 6 of the engross
ed bill would only be in its present
form by the addition thereto of Sec
tion 6 of the substitute bill as amend
ed. The original Senate bill on the mat
ter was numbered 221 while Senate
Bill 221 as passed by the -General As
sembly Is an act relating to the State
Board of Charities. The bill as amend
ed was printed but cannot be found.
The original bill has been stamped
as passed. The committee's report
which . apparently accompanied the
bill, .ha the word "Passed" crossed out
and the letters "R. S. accepted" writ
ten in, -which Is -taken to mean that
the report on. the , substitute bill had
been accepted. '' " ( ,
. The ' bill which was signed by the
governor and sent to City Auditor
Keating is the 'original measure which
the Bridgeport delegation In the Gen
eral Assembly insisted should - be
amended, with the amendment as at
tested by Mr. Wlteon of Bridgeport
attached. But Mr. Wilson's amend
ment had no application on the ori
ginal bill as the amendment was
framed for the substitute bill. '
- Senator Archibald McNeil, Jr., said
today: "
" "Early in the session of the Legis
lature the Bridgeport members got to
gether and decided on what should be
done regarding pavement. When the
bill came in, it was not what we had
agreed on at all and the bill was sent
back for, . corrections and revisions.
When the bill appeared a -second time
there were many typographical errors
in it ' and it was again reconsidered
for corrections.
"The bill as finally passed by the
General Assembly had been amended
to meet the views of the Bridgeport
legislators. It .was not the bill which
Governor Baldwin signed and which
has been sent to .City Auditor Keat
lngs. "I have no idea how this bill, which
Is the original bill that the Bridge
port legislators insisted should be
amended, came to be signed by the
governor. ' I do not think there has
been any trickery. I am rather in
clined to take the charitable view
of the matter that with much backing
and filling over the original bill the
clerks were confused and they stamp
ed the wrong bill as the one which
the . legislature ' passed."
OF DENT
local papers tending to mislead thw
public as to his true status. Other
allegations of a minor character are
said to be contained in the complaint,
with the result that the board unani
mously, decided to prevent Jones from
further practicing in the state.
When seen -by a reporter for The
Farmer today an eminent member of
tho dental profession consented to
discuss the affair in "detail. He said
in substance that the young dentist
had come from another state about
five years ago He had for a time
imrStw. in the lbo4or- and aa an
assistant to another dentist locally
until he had been able to operate un
der the personal supervision a a li
censed graduate dentist. Thl how
ever did not permit him t-ithrj- to
work alone or to use thr. title h. had
assumed.' Such permission toulo unly
be obtained from the examining b.mrd
and had not so been done in Janes'
case. "
Early In the spring Jones had de
cided to equip an office for himself
and while warned by the society that
he should not advertise himself as a.
dental surgeon until he had received
his full degree from the board he per
sisted. (Continued on Page Two

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