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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
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
Or a blue serge at
Worth $25.
Everything new is here
and just as you want it.
Stratfleld Hotel Bnlldln
1227-1223 MAUI STREET
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.'
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
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.
Ail Questions of Responsibility of Various
Officials of Railroad Are Evaded by
Head of Hew Haven System
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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
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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
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
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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.' '
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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.
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Men's 75c Union Suits
Balbriggan umon !f
suits, closed crotch,. rT -
ankle length, 34 to 46, value 75c.
"Bargain Wednesday" price 44c
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Ladies' 25c Gloves
Lisle and suede
. glOves,regular price
25c. ' 'Bargain Wednesday ' '
price 15c. ,.
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Ladies'; 25c Bows
.adies bows in -
silk and Irish cro- JLHjr U
chet, values up to 2oc. " Wednes
day Bargain" price 10c. '
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5 75c Embroidery
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.
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$3.98. Striped Tissue,
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.
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79c Muslin
Made of finest'
nainsook, in admir- ''.'jV1
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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.
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$1.98 SilK Charmeuse
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' The richest
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for fastidious women at a mark
ed reduction for "Bargain Wed
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charmeuse petticoats in King
blue, A m erican Beauty and Kelly
green, newest models, desirable
in every respect, at $1.29. ' .
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- 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.
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$5 Striped Voile
Stunning 3 0
summer at- P ufr
parel are these dainty white
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match. A $5 dress in every re
spect. "Bargain Wednesday"
price $3.98.
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Gorgeous 98c
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"
- Three burner size
with legs,regnlar $9.75.
"Bargain Wednesday"
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"
Eery cooker Is guaranteed to be a
perfect baker.
that sells regular at $ 15, for "Bargain Wed
nesday" Special
Holds 70 pounds of Ice, made of solid
oak with center circulation and automatic
All samples, no two alike, regular prtre
from S1.50 to $2.50. ''Bargain Wednesday'
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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
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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
Separate skirts of white serge wit
blue hair stripes are always oo4
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