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A REAL THRILLER Now Running in The Fanner "Taraan of the Apes" Don't miss it. Fair, Followed By Snow PRICE TWO CZIXTO VOL. 50 NO. 2 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 1914 1 X r r Morgan & Co. Give Up - DirectorsMp In New Haven And Other Roads Big Financiers SideStep Action Of Congress In Investigating Inter locking Directories Different Members Of Concern Resign Office As Officials Of Nation's Mm portant Railroad ConcernsMove A Big'Surprise To Financial Cir cles Throughout Country New York, Jan. 2 J- P. Morgan & Co. today announced that they had severed their connection with Borne of the greatest corporations- in the country ' with which they have long been connected. This step, the firm announced, was taken voluntarily -in response t "an apparent change In public sentiment" on account of "some of the problems and criticisms having to do with socalled interlocking di rectorates." . Among the companies from: which they retired are the New York Cen tral and the New Haven, railroads. ' - - X p. Morgan made this statement: The necessity of attending many .-.board meetings has been so serious a. burden upon our time that we have innr wished to . withdraw from the directorates' of many corporations., Most of --these directorships we have accepted with reluctance and only be cause we felt constrained to , keep In touch with properties which we have reorganised or securities we had rec ommended to the public both nere and abroad. ; ' ; . Reasons For Withdrawal "An apparent change ii public, sen timent in regard to directorships seems now to warrant us in seeking to resign from some of these connec tions. Indeed It may be, in view of the change In sentiment upon the sub ject, that we shall be In a better po sition to ssrve such properties. and their security holders if we are not directors. ' We have already resign ed from the companies mentioned and we expect from time to time to "with draw from other boards upon, whiten we feel there Ja Jpn special obligation to remain" .' ' '., ;':v '" : - ; ;. The companies to which Mr." Morgan referred, from whose board members of the Arm have already submitted their resignations ' as directors are: ... . J. F. Morgan New York Central' & Hudson River Railroad Company; " "West Shore Railroad Company; Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway; Michigan 'Central Railroad Company; New York,, Chicago and St. , Louis Railroad ; Cleveland, Cincinnati, ' Chi- - cago & St Louis Railroad; New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; Central New England Railway; New York, "Westchester & Boston Railway; Harlem River & Portchester Railroad; Milbrook Company; New Haven Navi- gation Company; New England Steam- ship Company; Rhode Island Com pany; Rutland Railway Company; Hartford! & Connecticut Western; New York, Ontario & Western Railway; Western Union Telegraph Company.. Other Members Retire.-, ; Other members, of the Arm have re : tired from these companies: Charles Steele Jersey ' Central Rail road; United States SJeel Corpora tion. . . -. H. P. - Davison American Telephone & Telegraph Company; - Astor Trust Company; Guaranty Trust Company, of New York; Chemical . , National Bank. ....... , W. H. Porter Bankers' -Trust Com pany; Guaranty Trust Company, of 4 New York. . ' Thomas W. - Laratmt W estingihouse Electric & Manufacturing Company; Utah Copper Company; Astor Trust Company; Bankers Trust Company. By withdrawing from these corpora tions, J. i P. Morgan & Company has cut the strings thai have held to gether many . of the country's most important corporations In a commu nity of Interests which has been as sailed within and without of Con gress. The House of Morgan feels that It has kept within the law in all of its complex operations and that no legal necessity or threatened complications with- the authorities at Washington lias made it necessary to -adopt a sweeping change In policy announced -'' today. . Have Observed Law One of the members of the firm eaJd that Morgan- & Company . toad jjeen as scrupulously careful to ob serve the spirit as well as the letter of the law and the decision of the firm was primarily a. matter, of expediency. Conditions had so shaped themselves In the past, he says, that the firm i had been compelled reluctantly to ac l cept the burden, of management of the I various corporations and that it had long been seeking an opportunity , to I lessen this burden. I - The chief consideration, it was said. I whlch has prevented the firm from taking some such action before this time was the possible complications which might follow such action. - In ' vestors throughout the world have purchased securities marketed by the House of Morgan and It was felt that the firm had assumed a responsibility In this connection which could not he lightly laid aside. - The recent trend of political events such as the 'money trust investiga tion by the Puji committee, and re ports from Washington that the ad ministration is considering legislation against interlocking directorates, has created a situation which made it possible to enter upon this change in policy. ' Wall Street Effected For several days Wall street had heard rumors that Iorgan & Com pany (had decided to make s- decided change. In its policy. Most frequently heard ' was that, as - a first step, the firm would give up the trusteeship of several corporations, including the Southern Railway Company. No con firmation, of 1 these reports ' could be obtained prior, to today and in, fact, it was understood that -if any action, of this kind were taken Jt .would be in the Shape of resignations from time to . time of various - members of the firm whenever the occasion was pre sented. No such , blanket withdrawal from tio less than thirty corporations had 'been even ..hinted at and Mr. Morgan's announcement created a sensation ' such , as Wall street has rarely .experienced. - .. .: - : Still Has Interests . i , In spite of the large number of resignations announced today, Morgan & Company are still represented on the boards of a number of important corporations. J. : P. Morgan remains a director in the United , States Steel Corporation, the Northern Pacific Railway, ' International Mercantile Marine -Company, National City Bank of. New Tork,N and National Bank of Commerce of -New York. . - Mr. Steele is still on the boards of the -Atchison, 'Lehigh Valley, Northern Pacific, Erie, : Southern, - Chicago, In dianapolis and Louisville, Chicago Great Western and -'. Alabama Great Southern Railroads, .and . the General Electrics Company, International Har vester Company, International -s Mer cantile Corn-pan' and Adams Express VyOZIipajll ? --. .. -r- --,,. ., , , ..... jxxTm -iu,viin is on Doama ox xne jne ejid Cincinnati --Hamilton: & Dayton Railroad, the Western Union .Tele graph, .Company, '" the . First - Slational Bank of New York, -the National Bank of Commerce of New York, : the Lib erty' National Bank .of New York, the First Securities Company and- the Bankers' Trust Company of New York. Mr. i Porter Is represented In five New York , banks, the United State Life Insurance ' Company, the. Pierre Marquet 1 Railroad, the Remington Typewriter Company, the H.W. Jones- Manville Company,, the Fidelity and Casualty Company' the Crulckshank Company . and the Associated Land Company. ,- . : . '. .Mr. Lamont is still on-the boards of the Northern Pacific-Railroad, the-In ternational, Harvester . Company, the International - Agricultural Corpora tion the First-National Bank of New York, . the Guaranty Trust Company and various lesser -corporations. . Morgan & Company have played a prominent part in sthe,', affairs of - a number of corporations whose ' stock IS held under trusteeships. -' No infor mation could -, be obtained today whether' the' firm would withdraw, its members -who are among the trustees of these corporations, ; In the list -are the Southern. Railway, the Chicago & Great Western the International Mer cantile' Marine ;.,Company,;.the ' Cali fornia Petroleum Company, the Inter national Agricultural Corporation and the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company. Wan Loses Life At Berlin Junction Was Native of This Gty Where Mother and Kin Reside. -, Andrew. Moran, aged 62, born and raised In this city . and for twenty years one of the best known conduc tors on the -New Haven road was kill ed yesterday at Berlin junction while in the performance of his duties. The deceased who was a former communi cant in St. Mary's church, - was edu cated in . the parish -school and for many years lived in Steuben street. He is survived by a widow and three" children at present -in New Haven, be sides a mother, Mrs. Ellen Moran, 181 Steuben street, seven sisters, Mary, Hattie, Rose and iCatherine of this city, and Mrs. C. V. Hughes, Mrs. Charles Booth - and Mrs. Richard5 Moore, of Stratford, and three broth ers, Frank, James and Edward of this city. : - ...... ' . - , The remains arrived here, on the 2 o'clock train today and were taken in charge by Funeral Director Gannon. MOTORIST GOES FREE Winstedi Conn. Jan. 2 William W. Gillespie, of Watertown, the eight years old boy who was struck and killed by an automobile driven by Benjamin J. , "Wiggins, at Watertown, on September 30, last, met death as the result of his own carelessness, ac cording to the finding of Coroner Samuel A. Herman filed today, . and not from any fault of the driver of the car. . . ' Twin Daughter And Malnutrition When lother Is Dragge From Home Babe Left In Crib for Many Hours 'With Doors and Windows Open Fright Causes Milk to Dry In ' Mother's Breast. Home of Komicks in Cement Block Presents Pitiful nnall f riaotifntirtti' j ' DCene OI ' JjeStlbUUlOn alia, Distressing Neglect. " ' j - - v ;'.'-! Landlord Demand Thit Strike Tenants JPay for Injuries Done In Riot, With Result That I. W.W. Orders Rent Strike. The-fjrst death to. be attributable di rectly to the strife at the Sidney Blu meruthal Mills, at'- -Sheiton, : occurred today when little two-month-old' Car oline Komick, twin daughter of Mrs. Michael ; Komick, one, of the women dragged from the cement house on .Tuesday morning by the O'Brien Mill Guards, , after . the ' disturbance whioh resulted in (the shooting or Mrs. Mary marsh, died as a result of exposure and m&l-nutritfom. The little ohild, who had through the negligence of those, who descended upon the "Cement House," in an eff-1 fort to drag ''the inmates 'before court -j of j justice, been left in -.a crib, for many hours with., doors and windows open, while the mother with bruised wrists, pleaded - ner innocence with her captors and flhally secured, late In - the morning, permission . irom ' the authorities to return and attend to "the wants of her children. , " ' , -In the little -bh-ree room, tenement this morning the . mother, with tears In her eyes, pointed to the broken windows ;in the house, arid told how as a result of "the flrght and violence she had sustained the milk (had dried in Her, breasts and she was no longer able to give sustenance to the little ones. ' Dr. , Eugene JSlack today con firmed the statements that death had- resulted from mal-nutrition .. and ex posure to the eld. ' . -. ,,. f f Oa Tuesday last the O'Brien Guards had attemptei to Jake a prisoner at the cement house and It is stated that liotvwater and ashes had ,beeh thrown over them from residents in that ten ement. Both Michael Komick and his wife were put under-arrest, but no until they iiad stoutly defended them selves. Komick during the fracas was beaten about the head and face and his wife showed the violence sustained I by abrasions and contusions about the hands and wrists. ' Komick was sen tenced to fifteen 5da.ys in jail for his part - in the affair and appealed his case. The woman was not held by the court. - - In the house at ". the time were the two ' twin children, fut two - months old, with u the two other older chil dren, VA. good illustration of the manner in which the strikers Mtve in Shelton is 'afforded by thes Komick home in the "Cement House" which consists of . three rooms with bare walls, brok en windows in-which rags. and-fOther papers have been temporarily stuffed, a few beds and one kitchen stove from which all. the heat .required must Besides the husband, wife : and four children, these three rooms contain two boarders. .. . In the desolate kitchen, today, a lit tle child lay cuddled in-a trundle bed close to the kitchen stove getting all the warmth that a derth of fuel could afford. Two other children were bare footed upon the " cold boards, while just without,, in the bitterly cold weather, a group -of children were seen playing,' three of - their number not having either shoes ; or stockings, so poor are the strikers employed in the mills. , . - - With the damage done by the strik ers and-an attempt upon the part of the owners of the building to make the tenants repair it, or include it in the rent, at, a meeting of the I. W.-W. today a "Rent Strike" was unani mously ordered. . This" means that, no rent will" be paid to -landlords until the settlement of the strike, with the consequent eviction of tehants . and probable violence, ; want and other agonies of industrial, war in bitter cold weather. : - "-. -'-iv?- - v'-" ' One tenant of the "Cement House tpday reported at the meeting that he had applied to the Home Trust Com pany of Derby, agents of the property for the F.; Hallock Company, owners, for repaiE of the windows and doors burst down in the - recent struggle. They informed him that repairs would be made but that -it would have to be added to the rent a cost of ? 7V A notice of eviction sent to one , of the arrested strikers was aiso read at the meeting, which resulted in the "'Rent Strike" vote of the I. W. W. meeting. - -General condemnation upon the part of residents and- merchants in the Shelton and Derby communities over the class of guards and -special depu ties sent: to the scene,, which. it is thought has occasioned much ; of . the disturbance resulted in a visit to-the .scene, yesterday, of Hign Sheriff. Wil iam ' Vollmer -of this city. After re viewing the situation Sheriff Vollmer,' In consultation with George ? Barlow, warden of the borough, of Shelton, and D.'N. Clark, president of the Shelton Business Men's Association, expressed his. apologies for the character -of the men, stating that many of. them had to be impressed intio service at the lasjj moment and were the best availab at that time. - . - Conferring with Chief Smith of the New Haven police, Sheriff Vollmer has been able to secure from that city ten Of Komicks Dies Ofc Cold By B of the special uniformed force, ' who j reached Shelton today.,. It is -the be lief ot the residents that the effect of these drilled ar-d uniformed men, who aire waiting their turn as guardians of the - peace in New ' Haven, will tend greatly towards reducing the former clashes between the-strikers. and the "chip-on-the-shoulder" guards and specials heretofore employed., At the mill, today,, there was no ad dition's to the 4trike-'DreL!ill& force, the only persons being employed 'be ing those strike breakers and guards already held in the mill at the expense of the management. A few local loom. fixers, who are authorized to continue the up-keep, of vthe factory by the strikers, went to their usual labors. It was claimed by the I. W. W. lead ers today, among whom Miss Matilda Rabinowitz, "the' Shelton Joan of Arc"; as she has been termed, Is the head, .that a coup had been success fully carried &ut which . prevented the bringing of several ; hundred strike breakers to Shelton from Passaic to day. v ; ' ; ' It was alleged that "P. L. Garety, "The ! Efflcieney Man," : who, It is claimed by the strikers, has done much to- Initiate . the ' strike, - attempted through Invitations to Passaic, N. J., weavers to bring many of them , here. It is said they bad been assured there was no reason why, as organized labor, they could not come to Shelton Tt is further reported that the I. W. W. leaders learning of the- attempt, frustrated it through their I organiza tion in Passaic.' - Garety returned to-' day without additional .- help. Investigation, today disclosed that one of ' the principal '. causes , of the strike was the ; system "under which the workers Were paid, i There are but two pay-days monthlythe 4th and 19th fof each " month, i If either of these fails on: a. Sunday' the payments are withheld ' until . the next pay-day, , , This means , the holding .. of four or DICING::! : SON W101ENIES PIEENTS i ; , , . Bennett's Wife Does Hot . . Died, or Mystery of Husband's "Past-Margaret V' . Coen Bennett Interviewed In Boston : (Special , to The Farmer.) Saddened by the belief that the son who. left t her almost Impoverished nine years , ago, is alive and prosper ing, - but will., nof . acknowledgt .his humble mother, Mrs.. -Margaret Coen Bennett of . Waltham is dying - at the home of another child in Brookline,. , On what is thought to be aer death bed the aged women. - last night de clared it ' to be her firm belief that F. Alberts Bennfett , of Bridgeport, , Conn.r husband Vof a wealthy woman , and prominent in Masonic circles, is the Albert J. Bennett. her son, 'who left Waltham in his teens. - , . When pressed for details as to when her mother-in-law hard died, or where, she said she did . not. know, and de clared that she- did not" even know what her name had been. She in sisted she did not know where her husband - had- been born, where he came from nor where ' he--had been nine or ten years previous. When she was asked point blank MR. HARTIGAN BUYS ' THE DTJPEE STORE Well Known Drujrg-Ist to Take Over Popular Establishment Will Conduct Tno Stores Joseph D. Hartigan, . the popular pharmacist of Main and Congress Sts., has purchased the stock and acquir ed the lease of the H. A.' Dupee Drug Co.,, in Fairfield avenue, which recent ly N went into ' the hands of the re ceiver. This was learned today,, when Attorney C. E. Williamson,- receiver for; the company, applied to .the su perior court for confirmation of the sale. Judge Curtis granted the appli cation. - - Mr. Hartigan will take immediate possession of the premises: at 81 Fair field avenue and beginning' tomorrow morning the store will ' be conducted under his management. It Is an in teresting fact that Mr., Hartigan was a clerk in this same store -for many years when Harry Dupee was proprie tor and that he left the Fairfield ave nue establishment to go into , busi ness for himself at his present stand, at Main and Congress streets. 'He has been? very -successful ; in business, largely because of his personal at tention to details and unfailing cour tesy to patrons. The store at 81 Fair field avenue : will be ' entirely refitted and a complete stock installed. WINDHAM SHERIFP HBRT BY TEOIfflY CAB Danielson, ' Conn., Jan. . 2. Sheriff Preston B. -Sibley ,of Windham coun ty," who is 75 years ord, was thrown to the street today while attempting to board a moving trolley ear and rendered unconscious. He was given medical attention , at a 1 neighboring drug store and afterwards removed to his home here. . . . ; He is suffering fron cuts about the head and shock. Today is the 50th anniversary of Mr. Sibley's wedding. Malcolm Cary Williams, an electri cal engineer, committed suicide In his home at Babylon, TU. I. rutal Silk Mill Guards five days' pay in some instances as long as 20 days, together with back pay- besides. .. It is said to be con trary to state law to pay otherwise than once a week in Connecticut fac tories. , v .'-v . Warden Barlow, in an, interview with a Farmer reporter yesterday, spoke harshly of the conditions being car ried on as they were. The reported attitude of the Blumental managers at Shelton was condemned and it was ; the opinion of the town head that had '. the officials been willirig to meet the j strikers committees, looking for arbi tration of the difficulties the town would not have been plunged into .the great expense of 30 deputies, 10 special police and the loss of trade tand gen eral depression ' which has resulted. The strike-deputies- are costing $5 per' day each, plus $1.50 for expenses. It is contemplated visiting the owners Of the factory in' New York, and at tempting to have ' them consent to meeting the strikers' ' committees, x a tentative . "proposition . to , such effect already-having- been refused'by the Vo cal Blumenthal superintendent, Fritz Stolzehberg. . -. . :' . , It was learned today that ' Mr. Do herty again-took, active charge of the O'Brien strike ; breakers in the vfac-tory- and developments are soon looked for.-- - - ;,, . i There was no violence and but 'one arrest today in "the person, of Steve Glades,, who, after conversing with a group strike sympathizers, was seen to Tunsway. - He was promptly plac ed under arrest, probably as a peace measure. ': . " The first closing of a. store in Shel- J ton ; during the strike Is recorded in tne case oi iwnovan a grocery, wnicn carried a. large credit trade amongst the strikers, i The closing-was volun tary; as far as could : be - ascertained todayv Over 200 strikers are said to have secured -their- supplies .through him, paying their accounts from their earnings when received at the mills. - OTHER BELIEVES Know Where Mother-in-Law whether - it were not true - that ' Mrs. Bennett's; claim: to the effect that her son; was ashamed of her humble po sition, and. did not want to injure his social standing by: admitting the. re lationship, she hesitated a moment, and then hung up the receiver.-. -Just before going to bed with sick headache at his Bridgeport home. G. Albert Bennett denied specifically that Mrs. Margaret Bennett of Wal tham " is his mother. son-in-law of Mrs. Bennett,, jo.hn O'Nell, " who has visited Bennett, declares R. Albert Benriett is his brotheivin-law, how ever, and the marriage license pro cured by Bennett in. 1911 gives his mother's maiden name as Margaret Wilson. Mrs. - Margaret Bennett ' was Mlas - Margaret Coen. , Last night his wife, .who was Miss Maud Homer Blackman' of Newtown, N. Y,, answered a call on -the long dis tance telephone. She repeated her hus band's denial that Mrs. Margaret Ben nett was his mother, saying that both his parents were dead. ' . INFORMED WiFE BY POSTAL CARD OF HIS DESERTION Alleging- her husband notified her by postcard that(ie would never, re turn home, Catherine Helmer of South Norwalk obtained a "divorce In the su perior court this - afternoon from Ar thur Helmer of South Dakota. Mrs. Helmer ran. away to New York with the defendant July 4, 1906, and mar ried . him. He deserted here ' July ": 8, 1908. She ' claimed Helmer was so shif tless that he had 19 jobs in two years. ' ..." Carolina Rydberfe- of " this city was freed from Baltzer Kudberg of New York. ' Desertion on September 13, 1B09, was - alleged. The - couple : were married April 1, 1895. Mrs. Rudborg's maiden name was Carolina Monser. Judge Curtis granted both decrees. IiEVD'S VISIT TO WHiSOV SCBKOtJNDE30 BX MYSTERY Pass Christian, Miss., Jan. 2 Mys tery enveloping the visit here of'John Lind, President Wilson's personal en voy to Mexico, ever since his coming was announced, was increased today when officials refused all information as to when or . where the . President would see him. ' - OBITUARY Eleanor Heyden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Heyden, 85 Fifth street, died yesterday after a short illness from tonsilitis, at the home of the bereaved parents. This death casts an added gloom upon a family who have suffered much from death this week. Charles Freeman, recently killed in a fall from a trolley wagon on Main street, was a grandfather of the deceased and an uncle died Wed nesday In Hartford. ' Search Of Home Of Aged Oecluse Discloses Second Wil in VJhich Sisters Are Left One Dollar Each Largest Bequest to Brother In Boston Remembrances for Others Who Were Kind to Her Eesidus of Es tate to St. Mary's Clrarc h Cash Aggregating $1,000 Found Scattered About the House of MaryMahoney After again searching the home of Mrs. - Mary Mahoney, the recluse ot 108 Church street, Medical Examiner Garlicb and police - officers from the Second Precinc station, discovered a second will today. Wednesday morn ing, Mrs. Mahoney was found in a dy ing condition from kidney trouble, by Officer John F, McGovern, who was sent to' the houses At that time Mrs. Mahoney wSS( removed to St.-Vincent's hospital where she died shortly after ward. -.'.-.'."' . When her home was searched by the officers and the medical examiner, a will . was discovered. ' But many clauses had been scratched out with a lead' pencil by the testatrix. The document, which was .drawn in 1909, was sent: to the probate office.- Attorney M- J.v Flanagan, who ren dered legal services for ?Mra. Mahoney, remembered that -he had drawn an other will for her In JFuly of last year. He, informecLProbate Judge Hallen and th' latt directed that another search be made' of the apartment oc cupied by' Mrs. Mahoney with the re sult that the later will was discovered behind one of the : pictures on the wall. - ...... - ... -' - N - In the later will Mrs., Mahoney prac tically disinherits ' her sisters, Ellen Hickey and Hannah Roynayne, .both of Bridgeport. - She bequeaths them Dut $1 each.. , ' --':''. . '' ' .' The search also disclosed that Mrs. Mahoney had the propensity cotamon with people- who live the lives of her mits, she ; had secreted various sums of money about the house. - Between the leaves of her prayerbook a con siderable sum was found. fOther money was found under the carpets, In the proverbial tea-pot, in tea-cups, in vases and under articles of wearing apparel in a . bureau drawer. Judge Hallen was unable to say today how much the sum found aggregated, but it Is believed the total amount was nearly $1,000. . .It is-said that -the . es tate left by Mrs, Mahoney 'will inven tory about $6,000, most of which 4s in cash In savings banks. ' BIRDSEY-SUSSDORFF VEDDIIIGTOMORROV Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Birdseye to Be come Bride of Philadel- .phian.;';:;; ' Bridgeport has been the scene, of much nuptial ;Jiestivity this week. By tomorrow , night . three of its socially prominent young daughters will have taken the vows to love, honor and obey "from this time henceforth; two of them going to homes in other states while one Is to remain with us in the ranks of our young, matrons. Tomorrow evening at seven, the bells of North church at Bank and Broad streets will peal forth announc ing sthat therein Miss Beatrice Birds eye, - the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrsi- Frank H. Birdseye, of , this city is plighting her troth to ' Mr. Ralph Hayett Sussdorff of Philadel phia. ' ' : ' i The Rev. Herbert D. Gallaudet, rec tor of the church is to perform the ceremony. About 500 invitations have been issued, 200 going ; to peo ple living out of town. f The church is still trimmed with Christmas greens and these -will be utilized for the wedding. Bankings of palms will be placed about - the pulpit and- masses of plnk-.roses and carnations will transform the whole Lintov a beautiful bower. - The ' color scheme or tne weaamjj is to be, pink and white and this wiU be carried out in the gowns of tne bridesmaids and the flowers which they will carry. The bride's gown is of white satin charmeuse, trimmed with princess lace. It is made with a panel down one side and has a short train. Her veil will be of tulle arranged, in the fashionable cap effect. , , This cap Is to be edged with dutchess lace which once belonged to a great, great aunt of Miss Birdseye. The handkerchiet which she will carry is also a family heirloom, having once been a treas ured - possession of a great, great grandmother' of the bride. Her bou quet will be of lilies of the valley In shower effect and her father will give her away. The bridesmaids, of which there are four,, will wear shell-pink charmeuse gowns made In tunic effect and drap ed and trimmed with shadfow lace. Each will wear. a lace butterfly in her hair and will carry a huge bouquet of pink sweet peas. - Miss Edith Riker of Fairfield, is to be maid of honor. The bridesmaids will be Miss Ruth Gorham, of Cleve land, O., who is at present the guest of . Miss Birdseye at her home, 20 5 Seeley street; Miss Margaret Trubee of New Rochelle, Miss Ethel Gray of this city and Miss Elsie Sussdorff, of New York; a sister of the groom. Louis - Sussdorff, a brother of the groom and - a graduate of Harvard Law school, , 1913, is to be best man. The ushers, who are all Yale men, are. Sterling Seeley of this city; James H. Carll of Garden City; John Freeman and 'Marcus Munaill of New York. Miss Birdseye, at the bridal lunch eon this noon, presented each of her bridesmaids with - a pretty gold pin; and her maid of honor with a gold friendship circle as a momento of the wedding. Mrs. Elmer Beardsley will preside at the organ and will play a recital before the wedding from the time that the doors are open. - Her pro gram - is varied, containing many many beautiful and appropriate The largest beneficiary under the -w'-U just found, is her. brother, William Mahoney of. Edgeworth Place, Eaitt Boston, to whom she leaves $1,500. Among- the bequests are $400 to Sla ? gle Mahoney, wife of her brother; Convent of Mercy, Pembroke street, $400, to be 'Ufeed by the sisters In re pairing the building , in return for which they are to say daily prayers for the repose of-ber soul, for her par ents, her sister Ellen, her relatives and friends and the Rev. John F. Ris ers. .... She also leaves $300 to the Utile Fil ters of the Poor in f New Haven and asks, them to say prayers for her and the others mentioned above. A bequest of $100 is for the care of h-r lot in St. Michael's cemetery. Eirf directs her executor to see that STr. Annie Maloney of Pembroke street hM j-the use of one-half of the lot for hsr I self and family, , the other, half la t- be for herself alone.' She directs that 100 be used to build "a. suitable bur- ial vault, , lined with white frr my body to be laid In, but Annl? Mo loney's name or the names of her fam ily are not to appear on the mon i iment." - . , ". To Mrs.- Florence Redden, Khfl'on. she bequeaths $50 Un trust Jor If r,. Redd en's daughter, Bessie. To Mr. Mary Constance, Brooks street. S'fl ' .? the latter's son, Howard. To ?!"-.. Henry Galbrunner Hallett street, t .. In remembrance of past kindnsasg; to William 8. Redden, 8 Cedar itw, $200; to St. Mary's R. C. church, Pcri broke street, $200; .to .Our L.dy of V. ; tory Home, Buffalo, N. T-, $K;0: i James Healey, Maple street, $ly; ft Rey. Father Mulcahy and Rev. Kathf-r Fitzpatrick,, both of St. Mary's cbtiw'i, $100 each. All the rent, ruHl'ln a- I remainder of the estate she ci.r--.- t be given to St. Mary's church. William 8. Kearna is named a ex ecutor of the wilL .The document w n drawn at the county coarthou, J ' -2, ''ISIS, and Jessie Lounsbury, Char: S. Evans and M. J. Flanagan. wr s witnesses. " " pieces. , : "The much beloved we33ing marc hr-i from "Lohengrin"1" and trig one t r Mendelssohn, wjll .signal .tb brii i party's advance and' retreat from th altar. f Following the ceremony t h pre ' i I be a reception at the Btratfieid X'i which only a few Intimate frien-li and relatives of the bridal party have been bidden. Here too, the floral dec orations will carry out the pink and white color effect of the wed rl in sr. An orchestra will play soft strains of -music while they are receiving. After the reception, Mr. and Mrs. Sussdorff will leave on a soothri trip .which will Include all points cf Interest in that . part of the country. Afterward they will journey to their future home just outside of Los Angeles, Cal., where a new and beau tifully furnished bungalow awaits them. i Miss Birdseye, who 'is an alumna of Bridgeport High school, has travel ed much in this country and abroad since her graduation from that insti tution. She is a charming and ver satile young lady and is very popular in the leading social circles of this city. ... . - The hundreds of handsome gitt.n which : have, come to her and hr fiance -attest this popularity both in Bridgeport and in many other cities. WEALTHY BROKER s oaicv xAifi nmrnn OHIO I Mill iilliEild STARTER DIVORCE Byrd Wilson Wenman Declares Society Girl Infatuated With Another Ulan. Charges - of ' taxi cab cldes with a young New Yorker, were made by Byrd Wilson Wenman. a wealthy mum- berof the New York Cotton E-xchansre, whenr-he appeared In the superior court this morning- In a preliminary hearing of the divorce action bruarit against him by Louise Ladew Wn- maii, a member of the prominent La dew family of New York and Newport society fame. Wenman, who has a country hem at Stamford, is contesting the su;t, in which his wife alleges intolerab! cruelty. Wenman has filed a cross complaint In which he charges in fidelity. He declares she has eea guilty of misconduct at her own hom at 815 Madison avenue. New York, at her country home in Shlppan Poir.t and at a house in 59th street, Sc York. The name of the co-respondent Is not given. Mrs. Wenman's father is John T. Williams, a .rich New Yorker. Th Wenmans separated some time acj and since then Mrs. Wenman has br receiving $100 a month alimony. I l asked to have this amount continu' and Judge Curtis granted the r'; Counsel for Mrs. Wenmanaskerl for a more specific statement -r . tt! ! r, sr ttii, client's alleged acts Attorney Home." S. Cummings, representing Wenman. said, if necessary, he could rnettuori taxi rides and suppers. The actual divorce trial will 'f reached soon and it promises to startling. Wenman testified that h'n salary with the firm of Fairchiid fz Co. on the Cotton Exchange was $7, 500 a year. v- Upon the request of his wife, Jos eph Ryan of 282 Seaview aven ue, wai transferred to St. Vincent's U?;tt! yesterday in the ambulance au" '-r:--from a breakdown.