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.There's a string attach ed to everything you buy here, and if your purchase proves unsat isfactory ,pull the string and get your money "back. We take all the chances. You run.no risks. , On- this understanding, how would you like one of . our new summer suits at S 16.50 Or a homespun,cool and durable at S9.50 Or a blue serge at $19.50 Worth $25. Everything new is here and just as you want it. OCT OK THE BIO RENT SECTION SMART CTjOTHES FTXRPTCS HUTQ8 Stratfleld Hotel Bnlldln 1227-1223 MAUI STREET POSTMAM COIIHORS RETURNS TO CLAIM BRIDGEPORT BRIDE I3DRMER CARRIER. OF liOCAIi POST OFFICE, NOW OF REVERE, MASS-, SIARRIES HERE. In the presence of a few relatives rid friends John Connors of Revere, Mass.,' and Miss Mary F. Lynch of Bridgeport, were married , this. -morn-lny at 6:30 in St. Charles' church. The nuptial mass vas celebrated by Rev. Father Calahan. The bride wore a traveling suit of royal blue and a white hat. She was attended by her sister, (Miss Theresa Lynch, who wore a suit of old ' blue and white hat. Ttofe best man was Joseph Connors, a brother of the ' Broom. Alter the ceremony the bridal party bad breakfast at the Stratfleld hotel and Mr. and Mrs. Connors left Bridge port for a honeymoon tour of the Berkshires, In an automobile. The wedding marks the' culmination ef a romance which has long been known to the friends of the couple but, as no date had been set for the ceremony, the announcement of the marriage will surprise many. Mr. Connors is a former resident of Bridge port and for fifteen years was a letter carrier attached to the Bridgeport postofflce. About three yearn ago he obtained a transfer to the Revere postofflce where he is at present. Miss Lynch is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lynch of 431 Park street. She has been employed by the De. M. Read Company and has a host of friends In this city. After the honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Connors will livein Revere.' THE LITERATURE OF INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION'. What la considered to be the first extensive list of books and articles on industrial, trade, and vocational ed ucation " yet compiled haa lust been Issued by the United States Bureau of Education. The bibliography was pre pared by Henry R. Evans, of the ed itorial division of the bureau, assist ed by members of the library staff. Literally hundreds of books and ar ticles have recently appeared on this all-important subject, and it is In or der to furnish a guide to the material now available that the bureau haa is sued its bibliography. About 800 carefully selected titles are listed, and the more important works are sum marized for the busy reader who wants to see at a glance what a book contains. Some of the topics covered are: "Work and citizenship; apprenticeship; "blind-alley employments; continua tion schools; vocational legislation; co-operative courses; economic and social value of industrial training; in dustrial efficiency; industrial educa tion In foreign countries; attitude of trade unions; vocational guidance. MELLEN IMPATIENT WHEN BY COUNSEL'S ORDERS HE CAN'T ANSWER CORONER Ail Questions of Responsibility of Various Officials of Railroad Are Evaded by Head of Hew Haven System - : - . t Says He Acts on His Own Initiative Except When He Feels He Needs Advice and That Others Under Him Act the Same Way Attorney Spock and Coroner Phelan Dispute on Propriety of Questioning Mellen As to Duties of Others and Phelan Consents to Allow Mellen to Avoid Answers Which Might Involve Those Jointly Indicted With Him in Westport Wreclt Prosecution Ton cue for sandwich filling should be mixed fine and rubbed to a paste wltn masnea oouea eg-gs seaaonea with vinegar and butter. THE FRETTIEST FACB and the molt beautiful bands are ! ten disfigured by an unsightly wart, tt can easily be removed in a few days without pala by using Cyrus' Wart Remover, for sal only at The Cyrua pbumu;, 253 Fairfield avnu and It Cannon Bt- CX1CANEAST. THE BEST HAND OAF. 0wrmst not to Injure tn skin. Instantly removes Stove Polish, Rust, ras. Ink. Paint and Dirt. For th fcud or clothing. Large can 10 cents. Manufactured tor W m. ti. Winn. 3 fcuaiford An SCALP SPECIALIST special Treatment for .Oily Hair Manicuring HARRIET K. SHERWOOD, 413 Security Building, ill! Main St. Phone 1ST 3. 8 37 tt The appearance of President Charles S. Mellen. of the New Haven road before Coroner John J. Phelan at the county court house yesterday afternoon, in the Stamford wreck; hearing emphasized three Important facts: ' " . That the board of directors are t a great extent responsible for the opi ating changes on the Nev Haven, sys tem, bavins foil and absolute control of nil each matters that they may wish to take cognizance of. That President Mellen is suffering a mental burden from the charges he is under. in the Westport. indictment. That with the New Haven road, ev ery large railroad in the country is focusing its attention upon Connect cat where for practically the first time in the history of railroading the heads of a system are being placed upon trial for the lives Mt passengers killed while under their dominion. , : . Mellen's attitude throughout was that of a man worried at the asper sions cast uponhlm and chafing at the restriction placed upon him by counsel and associates wha forced his eiience upon subjects he would gladly have openly declared. In fact at times he could not refrain from stating that he knew little of the actual operation of the road, and - wanted to. frankly disclose the exact duties of eacS offi cial and escape from - the shadow of accusations which have been cast upon him by the finger of the law, the press and the public mind. Taking the matter with an aspect of serious concern, at times his face was a picture of , distress, especially when mention was made of the man slaughter indictments of the "Westport wreck. , Occasionally as something of a humorous nature came to light ha would smile. He evidently enjoyed the clever repartee which transpired be tween Coroner Phelan and the rail road attorney ' Benjamin T. Spock. Throughouit,.- however, he maintain ed a studious restraint against falling Into any trap In ;ie questioning and answering such Questions as might in criminate himself or associates. He was visibly lightened In mind: when excused. He hurried away to catch a rtraih for New Haven. Contrary to general expectation, bis personal attorney. Homer S. Cummihgs was not present, , though Mellen .was accompanied by hie secretary and other advisers. This however did not deter the mandates of the personal counsel being carried out through At torney Spock and the , same tactics wiere resorted to as have heretofore been noted, and. even to a stronger de gree, as It was shown that a test, case was to be made In the Westport wreck trial by railroads throughout the "country to ascertain the responsi bility of railroad operative heads for Individual liability in case of accident or death. President Mellen on taking the stand said lie was President of the New Haven road. This was followed by questions tending to show that the powers and duties of officiate were not prescribed: by any set rules but devolved upon them individually and by order of the Board of Directors, which by tradition as well as general custom -were supreme. Mellen testi fied that ihe "had general charge of everything subject to the board of di rectors." ' Asked , what "general" meant, and whether H did: not mean "final" power, Mellen said the board of directors had final power in ev erything, either directly or through ex ecutive committees. The president could do nothing not subject to the board. ; Asked to define this power 'as to management or policy, he replied "en tire authority over anything it seeks to concern itself about." Later the president qualified this statement by saying that if he did not report a matter to the board his own action was taken as final. "When clashes be tween departments arose it was within his jurisdiction to settle them and he exercised general powers and duties determining his action by "experience, common sense and advice of counsel. Coming to the crucial questions the coroner then attempted to place re sponsibility for the purchase of rolling stock, rails and maintenance of the road-bed. Mellen mentioned five vice presidents responsible for various branches of the business. He indicat ed that Vice-President A. K. "Whaley had general charge of the operating, construction and maintenance depart ments. Further' questioning elicited the reply that the construction de- oartmeni included the purchase of cars, trains, employes, shops, machin ery, etc. Upon hearing this. Coroner Phelan asked the president to "define the du ties of the construction department", whereupon the first clash arose. At torney Spock arose to protest by saying that no prejudice should be cast upon the cases of the officials under indict ment in the "Westport matter. The inquiry in question -was simple, seek ing the determination of whether the air-brakes were defective or the engi neer was at fault He maintained that trackage did not enter into the matter in any way whatsoever. In his opinion it would be an easy matter to settle without prejudicing the de fense of these Individuals who must stand trial for manslaughter. Spock called the attention of the coroner to the seriousness of the sit uation when railroads throughout the country have their eyes focused upon the trials of railroad heads', in Connecticut, which he said,- if to be made a test case, should in no way place prejudice against these officials at this time. . . -. "If, said Spock, "all of the (higher officials ore to be subjected to charges of criminal hjegligence on action of the acts of any of the 30,000 men under them then we ore getting to a point where It is going to be difficult' to operate such a great property as the New Haven rood." Mellen, at this point, could stand the strain no longer and. he interrupted to say, "Mr. Coroner, I am but a lay man and do not know the meaning of all this fine train of words. I came here on the advice of my personal counsel. I an under arrest and am to be tried In September. I have been instructed -not to say anything defin ing my own or the duties of any other officer under arrest in connection with the "Westport affair. For ray own part, I see no reason why I should not answer all- your questions tout you will appreciate a layman must entrust his affairs to lawyers and then must either follow or discharge- I do" not feel competent, to conduct my ' own oase and I must therefore refuse to an swer under advice of counsel.' Coroner Phelan, believing that Mr. Spock was responsible for the refusal, started to remind him that, as hod previously been decided, Mellen might refuse to answer upon the ground that It - would incriminate him but that where' a third party was concerned he was not entitled py the constitutional privilege. It appeared that the In structions hadi emanated from Attor ney Homer Cummlngs, counsel "of rec ord in the "Westport trials In the su perior court. : There .was considerable discussion and; Coroner . Phelan fin ally consented to waive the forcing of Mellen- to answer the question as put at that time. . .Questions as to the various duties of other vice-presidents then followed which showed that each, operating bead had certain duties that devolved upon him mare .through tradition than rule and that Mellen was an adjudicator of differences though often having to place matters before other committees or the boapd f directors. ' Taking up the question of the duties of the road' secretary, Phelan asked: "Are you ' above the secretary?'? Answer "I have ( nothing . to do with the secretary. He ,'is a member of the board of directors." "Then he Is the man to furnish rec ords?" ' , "Have you. any control over the books of the superintendents or ?", Spock, at this point again arose to object and again brought to the at tention of the coroner the contention of the railroad- counsel that the rail road men under Indictment must be kept clear from all question that .might prejudice their case. Again .Mellen ex plained his position and added that he would be glad: to clear up adl mat ters under Inquiry were he not one of' three men jointly ' Indicted in the "Westport affair. "I have not the slightest desire to evade or refuse to answer questions," said the head of the road, ."regarding responsibility, were1 I not under this indictment jointly with Mc Henry, (for mer vice-president), and B. Campbell, (the present incumbent.)" Mellen then argued that while he might not be thought to incriminate himself by an swering questions relating to others as he had been jointly indicted, his an swers if Incriminating might re-act up on himself. . This statement from Mellen was eli cited after the witness had seemed greatly pained from the trend of the discussion between Coroner and coun sel when the -investigating authority had said: "Mr. Spock, we merely want to root out the evil-doer and Mr. Mellen, if in nocent, should gladly point out that evil-doer." A few minor questions resulting in nothing of importance, Mr. Mellen was excused and quickly left the court house. : - C. H. Morrison, head of the signal department was then ' placed on the stand and asked about automatic stop signals. He was unable to give any particular use for automatic stop sig nals other than to avoid accidents on short cross-overs. He testified th&t no particular design had as yet been se lected and no point for their Installa tion hod yet been decided upon. ' General Manager C. L. Bardo was the next witness and testified that his opinion of what would have happened to Doherty had he failed to answer the "spare board" call on the morning of accident was different from that al ready expressed by Doherty. He said ho would not have been disciplined. Several questions on the rule were sub mitted by Attorney Mitchell of coun sel for Doherty and then, the engineer himself took the floor and told the coroner of an incident happening about seven years ago, which had firmly impressed with the belief that he would have been disciplined. , ' . Doherty said that when working in the Harlem river yards, at a salary of about $7 he had lived in New Haven with hardly enough money to pay his board and lodging. He was unable to live in New York. He there fore travelled back and forth dally. One morning he took the Colonial .Ex- j press which was 2 hours and 10 min utes late. He telegraphed the des- patcher that he could not arrive on time.. He was demerited six points, which still remains against him. At that time he was told that 12 hours notification of absence was required. Bardo asked to comment upon this charge said that he believed for the benefit of the service 4t was right and that to maintain discipline such action was proper. Whether the cost of living in New . York was too high, or not, an engineer is expected' to 1138 TO 1144 MAIN ST. FROM MAIN TO MIDDLE STREET' " jjgaj i,- ninrMinmii ...mm jMaMWaMHMMHMaa n rmiiliuiii " ll,n" Vm0T "The Progressive Store" CL0SHIGJ HOTT.RSt j DAILY. JO-T AND AUGUST ? 5 P. M. I Et'OEPT SAT- ' TODAYS SATURDAYS, YEAR TUTDJfD, AT 8 P. M. The Most For Your Money in Bridgeport Tomorrow MKMM WEiMESMf- T ... - iii ojj I .'. Once Inore we announce this great mid-week bargain festival. In presenting the following' textraor dinary economies we wish to reiterate AND EMPHASIZE a previous statement: "The merchandise thafcwiH be offered on Bargain Wednesday is in every case merchandise that has been reduced in prices to meet 'with, the requirements of the name which we have chosen for this sale.' ' "The" Progressive Store" Ladies' $1.00 Gloves 16 button Milan- jQ Qy ese weave silk OJ S3r . glove, double tip fingers, regular $1.00 value. "Bargain Wednes day" price 69c. "The Progressive Store" Men's 75c Union Suits Balbriggan umon !f suits, closed crotch,. rT - ankle length, 34 to 46, value 75c. "Bargain Wednesday" price 44c "The Progressive Store". Ladies' 25c Gloves Lisle and suede . glOves,regular price 25c. ' 'Bargain Wednesday ' ' price 15c. ,. "The Progressive Store", Ladies'; 25c Bows .adies bows in - silk and Irish cro- JLHjr U chet, values up to 2oc. " Wednes day Bargain" price 10c. ' "The Progressive Store", 5 75c Embroidery Flounc 45 ' inch '. voile h jr flouncing, ,merceriz-T edembridery in heavy flower and scroll design, value up to 75c a ' yard. ."Bargain Wednesday" price 49c. "The Progressive Store" g. $3.98. Striped Tissue, Dresses Natty coat iff model dress- es of striped tissue j cloth yprjped prettily in contrasting shades and additionally adorned with an effective aceordeon plaited chiffon collar, usual price- $3.98. "Bargain Wednesday" price, $3.49. ; "Tlie Progressive Store". ladies' Collars Value to $1.00 Lace collar in heavy embroidered -M4LJL- designs in the Dutch and round shapes, values up to $1.00, 21c. ."The Progressive Store". 79c Muslin v Underskirts Made of finest' nainsook, in admir- ''.'jV1 able manner and richly trimmed and made beautiful with- rich Swiss embroideries. The usual price of this garment is 79c. Choose from great stocks tomor row. "Bargain Wednesday" at 67c. - ' . STlle PhwwikIto g fvr.ro" Special $14.75 Silk Dresses were originally made to sell f o $25, but we have sold them spe cial at $14.75. i Here they are for "Bargain Wednesday" at only 110.75. They're very handsome . models in figured foulards, crepe meteors and charmeuse and beautiful trimmed. Mighty pret ty afternoon costumes indeed. "The Progressive Store" $1.98 SilK Charmeuse Petticoats 1' 0 ' The richest of underdress for fastidious women at a mark ed reduction for "Bargain Wed nesday." Beautiful $1.98 silk charmeuse petticoats in King blue, A m erican Beauty and Kelly green, newest models, desirable in every respect, at $1.29. ' . "The Progressive Store". Pretty 59c Right - Delightful dress Vf 5P fortnight, cut full, fTT, with handsomely embroidered and ribbon run yokes, a gown we sell with utmost satisfaction for the buyer at 59c it will be on sale tomorrow, "Bargain Wed nesday," at 47c. ."The Prog-eeslve Store", $25 to $40 Wool and Silk Suits ; Our en- 'T -ft CT ' PZ tire high piL,c- d grade stock ;of spring and sum-, mer models, ranging in price prom $25 to $40 and embracing in materials and colorings all of the best numbers of .the present season. Through "Bargain Wed nesday" you are offered these $25 to $40 values at $12.75. "The Progressive Store", $5 Striped Voile Dresses Stunning 3 0 summer at- P ufr parel are these dainty white voile dresses with stripes of dif ferent .color and chic little col lars of embroidery and cuffs to match. A $5 dress in every re spect. "Bargain Wednesday" price $3.98. "The Progressive Store". "The Progressive Store".. Gorgeous 98c Combinations v Here is handsom est kind of under- dress for fashionable women at a strict saving of money tomor row. . Fine nainsook and muslin effectively trimmed with rich embroidery and laces, regular price 98c. "Bargain Wednes day" at 67c. , New 50c Worlr, Waists At ' Prettiest ef work n models and built ZtML for coolness, made of chambray, cross bars, 'muslin and percales in many natty models with pret ty low collars. These waists are excellent value" at 50c, but on "Bargain Wednesday" you may choose from them at 42c each. New Perfection Blue Flame Oil Stoves Gnaranteed smofceless a.nl odorless, all new r 1013 models with oil Indicator and 'flat Iron heater. Two burner size with lega,regTilar $7.45. "Bargain Wednesday" Special $6.19 - Three burner size with legs,regnlar $9.75. "Bargain Wednesday" Special $7.98 THIS MODEL GAS COOKER Broiling and Baking Burners in the oven, three star drilled burners on top,complete with tray, roast pan and meat ' rest, regular $8. "Bar gain Wednesday" Special Eery cooker Is guaranteed to be a perfect baker. OUR LARGE SIZE JEWEL REFRIGERATOR that sells regular at $ 15, for "Bargain Wed nesday" Special Holds 70 pounds of Ice, made of solid oak with center circulation and automatic ONE 1OT OP FOLDING 1,A V CHAIRS All samples, no two alike, regular prtre from S1.50 to $2.50. ''Bargain Wednesday' Special. Your choice 97c each ! r either live or be at his post bf duty upon itime. Discussion as to the construction of rules in the engineer's rule -book fol lowed but was productive of little. The meeting- was adjourned with a state ment by the coroner that It would probably be the last public hearing Navy and brown will be the staple colors In plueh for combination suits. Children's coats still have the belt or sash placed to - give a low waist Una. v - OBITUARY- The funeral of Matthew Miller was held from his residence, Alexander street, at 8:80 o'clock this morning with hig-h mass in St. Charles' church at 9. Father Hussian officiated and interment was in St. Augustine's cemetery. The funeral of James Felters who met such a tragic death when run over by the President's special train Fourth of July night was held from Cuilinan & Mullins' funeral parlors tha morning at 8:30 o'clock and from St. Patrick's church half an hour later. The pall bearers were James Tobin, Anthony King, Patrick J. McLean, Charles W. Dowd, James Gibson, and Patrick Kane. Interment was in St. Augustine's cemetery. The funeral of Andrew Kulwinski was held from the residence of his nephew, J. W. Boywid, 1169 Howard avenue, this morning at 8:30 o'clock and ; from St. Michael's Ft. C. churcw at 9. Father Baran officiated. Th pall bearers were Andrew Mace wick, Nicolay Macewlck, Felix Stanconorch, Albert Stanconorch, H. Pawlowlrcy, and Peter Wejwrdski. Interment war in St. Michael's cemetery. "Skirts with pleated flounces mad of tulle or lace are increasing in fa vor. Separate skirts of white serge wit blue hair stripes are always oo4 style. l 'i " ' 1 (illJl mpiljsj-'I"1 ft9l .( 'TW f If ' " Wwa. ''"f'