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VOL. 50 NO. 3
BRIDGEPORT, CONN.,S ATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1914
PRICE TWO CE2TT3
NO PLANS MADE
President Still Firm In, Be
lief That Huerta Is Los-
NO SPECIAL IMPORT IN
CONFERENCE AT SEA
Executive Declares There
Has Been No Change In
Gulf port, Iis- Jan. 3 President
WiL-son annomicecl todaj that his con
ference with John Iiind. had develop
ed no change in the policy of the
Washington administration toward
3f exlco and that no new plan or move
in the situation had been decided up
on, r '" '
The President said his conversation,
with Mr. Lind had covered the whole
field of conditions in Mexico but that
no particular measure or plan had
been dwelt upon.
Mr. Wilson made it clear -that his
personal view of the situation had-not
changed. The President had held that
the .Huerta government Is slowly being-
crushed, not only by the continued
warfare, but through incessant isola
tion and that inevitably it must fall.
Be smiled when told of reports that
Provisional President Huerta or some
high official of the Huerta government
was on board the Chester and said:
-Well, I didn't see them if they were
there." ' , .:"-
' Pass Christian, Mies., Jan. 3 Presi
dent Wilson's conference on board the
cruiser Chester with John Land, his
personal envoy to Mento, was com
pleted late last night. It was com
It was evident that the president
desired that Mr. Und's visit merely
partake of the nataro of a. few days'
cruise from Mexico with no- material
interruption of his task: of close ot-
IBCl T tt I Mil
rtM nratfchleiit this morndrMr toofe Mr.
Unci's twv sons, Norman, and John,
Jr., eight miles in nls automobile to
he pier' where thy boarded the rev
ten ue cutter Winona and went to the
cruiser Chester' to bid their 'father
good-bye. The Chester was t ,
for Tera Cru before noon..- i
, A touch of pathos was. added to the
exchange of farewells between Mr.
llnd and. his sons when Mrs. Pauline
Mezxbson, of Bay St. Douis, sought to
see her eon George, & yeoman Jn'the
sav; aboard the Chester. .rMrs. Mjea
Kieon, when she learned . that none of
. . -hina mm vu to come ashore.
went on board a. tug which followed
the. Winona, to the place where tne
scout cruiser was anchored. The tug,
however, was warneof away ; by ' the
Chester's officers and the little gray
balred woman was forced to call her
good-bye to her eon across the inter
vening wa-ter. . .
, President Wilson later in the morn
ing went to the golr course where he
played 18 -holes. While there he was
told of Mrs Mexxtoon's efforts to see
her boy and apparently was deeply
.i..a-4 v 4ia 1nrrnrt. He asked
. fwrvlc men to cret her ad
dress and it wae understood that he
would write her explaining the exi
gency of the occasion expressing re
eret that he could not go aboard the
" president Wilson also took cognis
ance of the isolatlo of the Chester's
MwinARted the secret service
men to secore all the newspapers they
could find and pux tnero on xio&ru ui
HOTEL MAN APPEALS
FROM THREE FINES
Torrlngton, Jan. John A. Carroll,
mvm4a-nf of the American house.
charged -with selling intoxicating 11
.... Sxnii.n. wae fined $40 on each
4hrM eounlB together with -costs of
mxomtlnn. amounting in all to
BtUJi AM KEXIiEY ESCAPE.
Charles Buell and Frank K el ley, de.
llverv men. were thrown from a wag
on of the Lenox Market today when
the toorse attached to the wagon ran
.wur. The horse got beyond the con
trol of Buell, who was driving through
French street. In trying to run on
the sidewalk instead of in the street,
it smashed the wagon against a. tele
graph, pole. Freed from the wagon
it ran to the barn. - The men escaped
ALLEGED FORGER HELD.
Charged with "attempting to pass a
forged check, at the store of Eli Lesser,
817 Water street, a man giving the
name of Melvin Hubble of Long Island
was arrested today by Detective -tiaJI
MBS. HOLMES DIED SUDDENLY
xxrr.rn wan received here this morn
ing of the death-of Alice Holmes,, wife
rrhstT-lMi Holmes, an employe of the
American Graphophone Co., who died
suddenly In New London, toaay. jnin
eral Director Walker & Banks will
take charge of remains on arrival of
train from New London this after
WILCOX SUES ON
GROUND OF IXEIDELITY
Benjamin Wilcox of Fairfield has
brought divorce proceedings against
Clara Elwell Wilcox of Milford, alleg
ing infidelity. . She is charged with
being too friendly with persons whose
names are unknown to the plaintiff.
The couple were married November
25. 1884. The alleged acts were com
mitted in July, 1912.
William Rosenthal, 90 years old, the
eldest editor in the United States, is
ceaa at r.eacmg, -la, . - ; ...
2,000 Half Starved Women
And Children Seek Safety
Across United States Border
Federals Lose Heavily In Today's At
tack Upon Town Of OjinagoRed ' :
Cross Ready To Receive ,
Presidio, ; Tex., Jan. 3. Two thou
sand Mexican refugees, including half
starved women and children and some
federal deserters,, rushed across the
river to the United States- today to
seek - protection from the battle at
Ojinago, 'Mexico, opposite here."
Savage fighting between rebels and
federals at Ojlnaga continued through
out last night and was still in prog
ress this morning. The besieged fed
erals, who were . thrown into a panic
at th,e first onslaught of the rebels,
today were resisting stubbornly all
attempts of -the , attacking army j. to
drive them. from the town.
Before daybreak, the artillery fire of
the rebels which continued all night,
became more furious as a rain of
shells descended on- the federal en
trenchments. Wounded soldiers who
found their way across "the river to
the American Red Cross officials said
the federal losses were heavy. f
During the night, about 100 federals
made a desperate sortie and from the
LIS1DBURGII HELD TO
AWAIT OUTCOME OF
, Henry F. Lynch of Stamford, for
merly of Bridgeport, is at St. "Vin
cent's hospital in an extremely serious
condition with his skull fraatured over
the right temporal region; and Harry
E, Lindburgh of 53 Atlantic street, a.
Stamford " resident for the past three
months, 1st held by the Fairfield -au-i;
thorlties yander honds of . 1 500 as a
result , of anu-tomo-bile accident- at
Flint's Corner in Fairfield; last night.
Developments today, Lindburgh's story
being taken as a basis, seem - to indi
cate that Lynch met his injuries; in
Jumping from the automobile as the i
machine careened towards a telephone
post. " He was rushed to the hospital
in the emergency hospital ambulance.
Dr. MacDonald securing " permission
from - Superintendent Johnson to go
out of the city limits.- '' ' ;
Lindburgh was .placed under, arrest
.by Deputy Sheriff H.R. Ulwood charg
ed with driving an automobile while
under the . influence of liquor, reck
less driving and operating a car with
a 1912. driver's license. He was for
mally arraigned before Justice Bacon.
Wakeman today and a continuance
directed for a week In order to deter
mine the outcome of Lynch's injuries.
Deputy Sheriff Elwood is searching
for the other three members of; the
party, who disappeared in the con
fusion. Lindburgh says that they were
strangers to him- but he thinks the
name of one was Hurley.
Dr. Elmer F. Blank took charge of
Lynch today upon the request of rela
tives.. There was a consultation at 11
o'clock with Dr; J. W. Wright attend
ing and : a. careful examination was
made. : While clear indications, of a
fractured skull were found. Lynch
being conscious- and other favorable
symptoms caused them to--determine
not to operate. It is thought that he
has a Bright chance of recovery. The
outcome will not be known for from
24 to 48 hours. '
Lindburgh, who - is . in ; partnership
with Lynch, in the automobile painting
business in Stamford, says that he
does not know" the identity of the own
er of the Locomobile figuring in the
wreck. . They get the, painting from
A. L. Schavoir"s Loco agency, at, 6 6
Warren street, Stamford, and this ma.
chine was one . given them to paint.
Lynch wanted to come to Bridgeport
last night to attend a Knights of Co
lumbus rehearsal for the minstrel
show, Lindburgh offered to drive him
and they left at 6:30 o'clock. Two
men were picked up at Darien, one of
them a South Norwalk hotel man. At
South Norwalk the two left 'after en
Joying a cigar and drink' in the Hotel
Clifford. There, three men, friends of
the hotel man, were introduced and
the request made that they be taken
to Bridgeport. He says that they were
strangers to him.. At Kinsella's in
Fairfield they also stopped. Lind
burgh. says that only three rye high
balls were taken on the entire trip
and denies that he or anyone in the
party were under the influence of li
quor. . "
As they neared Flint's Corner, says
Lindburgh, one o the men told him
to steer close to the left. Lynch, he
says, told him to -steer to the right.
He did so and they swerved down to
wards a telephone pole. Lynch thought
there was to be a collision and Jump
ed. It Is "believed that a tire burst.
The machine was badly jarred and the
running board damaged. It was tak
en to Brown's garage under Its own
power. At the Schayoir agency today
it was reported that the accident had
not been reported, that it was not
known that a car had been taken out
and that the owner is at present un
Dr. , C. E. Hyde of Southport, who
happened to be near the scene of ac
cident, took Lynch to Boyle's phar
macy and gave treatment until the
ambulance arrived. Lindburgh lives'
with his wife at the Atlantic street
address and was once in charge of the
finishing . department at the Loco
plant. Later he was in business, for
himself on Gregory street. Lynch is
s brother of the late Rev. Fr. Lynch,
pastor of St. Charles' church and J de
votes much attention to amateur thea
tricals. . 7.
river ibottom again attempted to dis
lodge the rebels. But the constitu
tionalists opened fire upon them with
machine guns and whipped v them back
with severe losses. Scattering bullets
fell on the - American side of the line
today, but no American was injured.
Fresh Red Cross supplies, which
had been urgently i.eeded, arrived to
day. Nurses and physicians are preh
earing to care for the large number
of -wounded they expect to find on the
field at the conclusion of the 'battle.
.The federal army paymaster, with
' K.O00 : Mexican , currency, arrived
f. om Jkfarfa todays A report ihat the
money bad been stolen proved untrue.
The money was rushed across the riv
er in th hope, of - encouraging -the
federal soldiers. '.".'.'.- . '
' Generals Francisco Cavero and Sal
vador Mercade sent word that . they
had no intention of abandoning the
town. jThe rebels .expect-a fresh sup.
uly of ammunition from Chihuahua
FIVE MEN ARE HELD
FOR NORWICH RIOTING
; Norwich, Conn., Jan. 3. The attack"
made by a crowd of men supposed to
be looking for striking polishers of
the Hopkins & Allen Arms company
on the night of Nov. 11, was aired in
the city court today. William Rankin,
aged 17, not a polisher, but who was
with them, was shot. - .
Today, Grzegori iJoczhowski was
charged with using te gun. He ad
mitted this, hut said he. been attacked
and shot only in . self-defense. - The
rial resulted in five defendants, : in
cluding , Ha-nkin, being held for the
superior . court. Three other defeni
Hants, were discharged. -1
17atch Dog Fights Oft
i .. ; Rescuers From Corpse
; W - '. . i
News Britain,; Jan. 3 Guarded by
his faithful ' watchdog, his -sole ; com
panion in his hour of 'death, ; the New
Britain firemen i found the :' body 01
"Tommy" Hicfcey, a well known local
chs&acter, when they buret into his
house at -four o'clock this morningto
fight the fire raging- within. , Hickey's
body was burned to a crisp, but his
dog refused to leave or permit the
firemen to enter the room. The ani
mal was finally shcrc by a. policeman
in order that it might not be roasted
Hickey lived alon with his dog, his
mother having died only last week.
He was about 60 years or age and It is
thought that he went to bed with a
A.: E. CAREY, CONYK7TED,
. HAS JUDGMENT SUSPENDED
- ' V (Special to The Farmer.)
Norwalk, Jan. 3 Arthur E. Carey
of Bridgeport was . eftnvicted in the
city court todays of obtaining, money
under false pretenses - and given . 3 0
days in' jail. Sentence was suspended,
however, and Carey allowed to go be
cause -of his previous good record in
Bridgeport. . It - was- . charged that
Carey offered $30 watches for sale at.
$4.50 but when a customer, made a
purchase he substituted a watch worth
ahout $1.- ' ,- . .
H,The Bridgeport- directory does not
contain the name of Arthur E. Carey.
WILL RUN FULL TIME
Naugatuck, Jan. 3 The rubber fac
tory here which has been closed for the
usual holiday vacation of 10 days, will
start up on full time Monday.
MRS. SHERMAN'S ;
, WILL PROBATED
The will of Mary Perry Sherman
was formally admitted to probate to
day.' Formal proofs are being prepared.-
Pending an inventory of the
estate the bonds' of the executors,
Rev. Henry M. Sherman, George W.
Wheeler and William H. Comley, Jr.,
have not been fixed. The details of
the will were published in the Farmer
a few days ago. . , . .
ALDERMAN W. R. KEARNS IS
EXECUTOR OF MAHONEY WILTj
Judge Hall en in the Probate Court
today announced a hearing on the
admission to probate of the will - of
Mrs. Mary Mahoney for Thursday at
12:30. Mrs. Mahoney was the aged
recluse who was recently found dying
in her home in Church street. Two
wills were found, but one discovered
behind a picture yesterday and bear
ing the date of July 13, 1913, Is the
one on which the hearing will be
Atty. M. J. Flanagan who drew the
will today informed Judge Hallen that
Mrs. Mahoney intended Alderman
William R. Kearna of 380 East Wash
ington avenue should be the executor
of the document. William S. Kea-na
Is named as the executor In .the will.
William S. Kearns Is a son of Alder
man Kearns. A bequest of $200 ti
furnish him a year's tuition in col
lege is part of the will.
- It is figured out that since 18 66 the
United States government has paid
out $4,300,000,000 in pensions.
FOR HER OFFSPRING
Mrs. Haggerty's Tears Wins
Another CJhance In Pro
PLAIN TALK BY
Worthless Father, a Slave to
Idleness and Drink
Squalor In Hovel
Mother love and a mother's plead
ing won a. stay today in the proceed
ings to commit Howard and John
Haggerty as county charges. The two
bright little boys are the children of
Edward J. and Josephine Haggerty
and were before the probate court to
day -on a petition from the Connec
ticut Humane society on the ground
that they are neglected and depen
dent. During the hearing there was
unfolded a sordid tale of neglect and
indifference of parents toward chil
dren as has seldom been heard in a
Bridgeport court room.
The Haggertys live in a hut In
Sampson avenuje and according to the
witnesses in- a squalor that beggars
description, i There are but two rooms
and the .mother, father and, children
sleep together in . one bed, while the
father's brother sleeps on blankets on
the floor of .the kitchen.
,The boy, -Howard, is 8 years of -age.
John is 7. Neither has ever been to
school or to church. The father-is a
molder and an expert gardener, as
well.,- His brother is a core maker, but
neither work very much and it was
said 1 in court that .what little money
the father earns he 'spends for drink.
The children are often hungry and
frequently there is little fire in the
house, although it was said there is a
cord of 'wood piled against the house
where they live.
"This is criminal," declared Judge
Hallen when told that the children
had never been sent to . church or
school. ! 4 -
."What is your religion?" .the Judge
asked. " !
. "My -husband and I are Roman
Catholics," answered Mrs. Haggerty,
"and I expect to bring my children up
in that faith."
- "How do you expect -to bring them
up in any. religion' if yon do not send
them to: churchy Su"nday school and,
day schools ?" asked Judge Hallen. .
-J"Ia- are- guittyw of acriminal offense
in : keeping your, children f qpm school
and you , and your husband should be
punished for this. - , You are' not -giving
these children a square deal. Tou
are . bringing, them up in an atmos
phere which will make criminals of
them when., they , grow up. I . cannot
imagine a mother , who keeps her chil
dren from church ". and from school.
This is a children's court and we must
protect children from the neglect of
such parents," admonished Judge Hal
len. ' - ' : ' ' ' - 1
George Sanford of Washington ave
nue, by whom Haggerty has been em
ployed in various capacities, said that
Haggerty was an honest and capable
man but that he was lazy.
"He would jTatheij stay In bed suck
ing a pipe .than, get out and work
for his wife and family," said Mr. San
ford. "Mrs. ' Sanford . has given Mrs.
Haggerty food but I think more of it
went to this man and. his lazy brother
than went to these children. I have
given Haggerty . clothes and . he has
pawned them for drink. v, "
"I know he could have a good job
at the Malleable Iron works.'' Iwould
give him work myself and I know
others that would give him work )1
he would brace up and do right- I
do not like to see the children, separ
ated from their mother, however, and
I think if County Commissioner Mul
vihlll would give Haggerty a good talk
ing to he might awaken a realization
in . him of the way he is treating his
family and he might do better." .
F. H. Downs, agent of the Humane
society, after whose investigation ' the
children were brought into court, said
the family had moved 25 times in the
last two years. He said the family
lived in abject poverty in a hovel
where the only furniture was a couple
of chairs, a bed. stove and an - old
trunk.. . He said the only clothing the
children had was , what' they had on.
There is another child nine years
old, whom Mrs. Haggerty said lives
with her sister. . Another child two
years old, is at home and Mrs. Hag
gerty Is soon to become a mother
. County Commissioner Mulvihill
thought Haggerty might do better if
he was given another chance to sup
port his family. .
Judge Hallen to not inclined " to
listen, to this proposition until Mrs.
Haggerty made her plea. -
"Won't you please give us another
chance, judge?" she cried. ; "I haven't
sent the children to church or to
school because they are so delicate,
but I will send them at once if you
let them stay with me. I am sure my
husband will do better, too. He cried
this morning, when the children were
taken away. He felt mo badly that
he was not able to come here today."
'U think he was ashamed to face
this court anl that is why he did not
come here," said: Judge Hallen.
."These cases are the greatest prob
lems we have to face. The only thing
the court can do is to continue the
case for two w.eelcs and see what
Haggerty will do in the meantime. - I
will ask Mr. Downs end the probation
officer, Rev. C. W. Simpson, to watch
closely and report to the court two
weeks from today."
Mrs. Haggerty with her arms about
ihpr fooy.3 left the court room smiling.
Mr. Simpson 'gave them car fare so
that they might ride home. In the
meantime Haggerty's brother will be
ordered to leave the house and go to
work. Unless Haggerty shows a dis
position to provide for his family in
the next , two weeks. Judge ' Hallen
said he would be obliged to order the
commitment of the boys to the St.
Francis home at New Haven.
A month's mind requiem mass was
celebrated at the Sacred Heart church
this morning for the repose of the soul
of Frederick Rahrig, father of Second
Assistant City Clerk Stephen Rbarig.
BODY .OF KOMICK .
- : CHILD TO GRAVE
Pathetic SeeneT Attends Upon Burial
Of Little One Whose Death Fol
lowed Arrest Of Mother
After Strike Riot
Shelton Mill Strikers Repudiate Pri
soner "Convicted Of Throwing
Stones At Blumenthal
That calm which -betoken . deep j
grief and the sorrow accompanying
death .pervaded the strike zone . at
Shelton, today, as with solemn tread
and bowed heads a cortege of poor
ly clad, yet zealous strikers, marched
over the roads from Shelton, through
Derby and Into- Ansonia J where the
body of the little KomJek. child wa
laid at rest. "
It was a solemn, yet striking caval-
hcade which unexpectedly assembled in
tribute to a, mother's grief and loss,
at the "Cement House"", after the reg
ular meeting of the I. W. . W., in So
kol Hall. In fact the assemblage ! of
such a host -of sympathizers as gath
ered around the house prior ' to the
long march over the frozen "'roads
which crunched under the tread "of
three hundred determined men and
women, brought the local police, dep
uties and guards urfder the command
of Chief of Police Bobbins,- upon the
run from the court 'room. '
Therew as no demonstration, how
ever, and the guards stood in small
groups at a respectful distance as the
little white cloth ., casket was borne
from the house, . ..while the : closely
packed strikers bared their heaaa 1
T-c-Hpofc tr i,l.,;;,;; , '
Without .'either the red lemblemT Of
the Workers-of the World at the head
of the procession, or the usual chant
ing of the "International,'.'- the van
of . the .cortege was- symbolteed by a
massive floral cross .bearing . the - in
scription. "Branch No. 2, Local 528,
Textile Workers of - th . I. W. W.,"
born by two of the order, Miss Louisa
Mayers . and Miss "Victoria , Felentak.
Directly following the cross- came
the little white casket containing the
Komick child, born , tenderly in the.
bare hands o Joseph Agojenska, John
Fito, ; Easy XCaslo and Peter. Zanovik,
Led by Miss Catherine Jabolwski and
Miss Matilda Rabinowitz, in column
of two, between 150 and 200 women
followed. A second division was
made up of almost an equal numb er
of men, terminating with - a coach
bearing the bereaved father and a
consoling friend. .. Bowed : down , by
grief at the death, and still tenderly
nursing the other sick child, who was
today pronounced as possibly out of
danger, the mother was unable to at
tend. ( .. ,,
In passing from the Cement house, '
over the crest of the Shelton hill and
directly parallel - with ; the Shelton
Mills, many faces of operators at
work in other departments were seen
at the windows paying silent testi
mony, of their heartfelt sympathy ,at
the death which brings sorrow to the
community. . . " '
The procession Was orderly and un
molested. Unexpected s it was, there
were few in Derby -nd. Ansonia to
greet its coming with such ".fexpres
sions as in less well regulated centers,
might have caused trouble. '
The course of th cortege .was up
Fourth street hill in Shelton, through
Howe street, thence across to , Derby;
up Olivia street, EiizaLet'h street, At
wate ra venue, 'Clifton street to Ansonia-
through Howard- avenue, to
May street,' to bridge and Into th9
Ansonia Greek church where Catholic
services were rendered by Fr. tfaniel
ovltz. Thence to the cemetery. The
return to Shelton was uneventful.
An early meeting of the I. W. W.
T at Sokol hall was addressed by Miss
Kabinowitz. It was announced ' that
Peter Komick, the eeeond child to be
taken ill through exposure, was im
proving and thought to be out of dan
ger. Arrangement for two meetings
to "be held on Sunday next in the
Derby theatre, a local moving picture
house, were concluded. ; It wae prom
ised that a morning meeting at 10
o'vdock would be addressed by the
well known X. W. W. organizer, Ed
anondo Rossani,; in the Italian lan
guage, followed by a speech by Miss
Kabmowitz,, in Etogiish. The "after
noon meeting, at 2 o'clock, will be in,
charge of well known Polish-speaking
organizers and promises to draw a
large audience of intersested workers
in the various mills. It is not antici
pated that any restrictions will be
put upon the assembly by the police,
other than that ordr must be main
tained. Next to the funeral - procession,
which wae one of the largest ever
witnessed in the community, the prin
cipal event of the day was court ces
sion held by Judge John B. Dillon,
which was attended by nearly every
strike-breaker, deputy and policeman
not actively detailed at points neat
The session was in full swing when
word of the assembling of strikers
about the Cement house nearly cleaned
the room. Chief Bobbins was prompt
to muster his forces and proceeded
on the double quick to the scene of
the former trouble. It was soon ob
served that a peaceful and sorrowful
errand had assembled those present
and the guards kept at a respectful
distance. It was noted that the
O'Brien guards numbered about fifty
men, and much comment upon the cost
of the detective protection to the mill
owners .was heard on every hand.
In the borough court Judge Dillon,
today, sentenced Steve Giadas, a strike
sympathizer, ; but not identified with
the organization or the movement, to
W days In Jail for-throwing stones at
the factory. From evidence submitted
it was shown that while skating with
some boys, near the mill yesterday,
he had thrown stones at the factory
windows. " His conduct was not ap
proved by strike leaders and an ap
peal was not taken. t is expected
that he will be taken from Shelton
this afternoon to begin serving his
sentence. Patrolman Brown of Shel
ton is credited with the arrest, after
the youth was chased- by a member of
the O'Brien mill guards. - .
A humorous Incident of the occasion
was told yesterday, at a meeting of the
strikers, when it was related that a
woman, upon the eminence above the
mills,,- owning a pet dog, had during
the night attempted to whistle for it
with such effect and with such force
that the ' mill, guards believed a riot
was in preparation.' They rushed to
the spot only - to be ordered away. The
following day the woman is said to
have complained to O'Brien In person,
inquiring Whether his mlr, ipns were
men or . dogs y,,at th- rspor-.dedr.to
'SuhCstCtHtnbns., -J., v .
' Warden f George. Barlow oty Shelton
today denied that' any further attempt
to mediate the strike . by arbitration
had been made on either side, declar
ing that the' conditions ' remained the
same as yesterday with no apparent
relief from the expense to the town in
sight. . - rv . , ' ... ..t. -
(The Evening Farmer is for sale at
Dockery Bros., Shelton, . and A. H.
Rolston's and A. , H. Tudkin's news
rooms, Derby.) ..' v
HOW HE KILLED
LITTLE ELSIE BACH
Continued -'investigation into' the
death of little Elsie Bach the day be
fore Christmas, was made this morn
ing before Coroner John J. - Phelan.
For the first time A. S. Hard, the ar
rested chauffeur went upon the stand
to tell his version of the affair, upon
suggestion of his counsel, A. B. Beers.
Hard told a straightforward story,
alleging that he was travelling at a
rate between 6 and 8 miles an- hour,
and that, prior to swerving to the left
to avoid the trolley car he had blown
his horn. He said, aind was further
corroborated by Mrs. Elmer S. Beards
ley, that the Bach girl, instead of
crossing directly towards the post of
fice, ' at Broad street" and Fairfield
avenue, took a direction toward's How
land's store. - The ' chauffeur further
stated that he believed the slippery
pavements to have been responsible
for his not "being able to stop before
he had traversed the thirty feet Inter
vening between the point of accident
and stopping. - Dr. Godfrey testified
that his examination of the girl failed
to reveal that, the wheels passed over
her body. .
Coroner Phelan today indicated the
testimony was almost completed, and
tha,t his finding will be filed, Monday
or Tuesday, Two points will have to
yet be considered, whether a speed of
between 6-8 miles jper hour in rela
tion to traffic was excessive at that
point and time; and whether a trolley
car should be allowed to stop within
less than 25 feet from a cross-walk or
should . leave sufficient intervening
space that pedestrians might see at a
greater angle approaching and paral
Burns Dies of His
' Injuries Soon After
Trolley Hit Truck
Fatality In Stratford - Avenue, When
Car Strikes Brewery "Wagon
A fractured skull, received in a fall
when, a trolley car collided with a
Feigenspan Brewery truck that he
was driving on Stratford avenue near
Sixth street shortly before 6 o'clock
last night, resulted in the death of
Harry Burns, almost as soon as he
was admitted to Bridgeport hospital,
last evening, to which he was rushed
in the ambulance. Dr. S. M. Garlick,
medical examiner, is investigating.
William Patrow, helper on the truck,
was also knocked to the ground but
was not injured.
Burns was 28 years old, boarded at
P. E. O'Rourke's home, 227 Arctic
street, and had been in the city about
a year. He came to Bridgeport from
New Milford. His parents, sister and
brother, ; live in that place."
The yearly receipts of the New
York Postoff ice -total $30,002,059, an
increase of $4,254,856 over 1912.
WOMEN MAY "
But Women Patronized
Royal Hotel Barroom
, Without Drinking
IS FINED $200
Deputy Judge Wilder Ren
ders Opinion Under Law
Deputy Judge Frank C. Wilder In
City Court, fined DeWitt C. Ballard.
proprietor of the Royal Hotel, 1.300
today, finding him guilty upon th
charge of allowing women to loiter In
his place of business, where he wa
licensed to sell liquor.
The decision had been awaited hy
many who were curious to know If m
woman may be regarded as a loiterer
in a barroom, who frequents the pia.ee
for the purpose of drinking.
- Judge Wilder finds that womo
were allowed to sit in the stalls which
the bar room contained, without es
corts and without drinking. Thew
women, he Bays solicited detectives,
were simply idling away their tlm,
'7? froT trne to time left the drink
iu ' .AW-Tsth men. to go to the pai t
of th4, hotel devoted to roomers.
Judge Wilder comments upon stats
ment by counsel, that many plac In
Bridgeport, ran like the Itoyal Ho
tel, are frequented by women. Judge
Wilder says, "If so the condition is de
The opinion recites that Connecticut
was long a prohibition state, that pro
hibition was abandoned for a poticy
of regulation, and the law is describe'l
as curtailing one of many prlvl'iess
which the legislature could cut off al
together. Regarding the right of women to
sit in saloons to drink. Judge Wilier
"By a recent act, women, whiln el
lowed to go into a saloon to purchase
liquor, or on any other legitimate er
rand, are forbidden to loiter ther- ix
The reason, for .this legislative action
Is not difficult to understand. It wan
an act passed to keep girls incline,!
to be wayward out of places where
t i .i ii . i . . . .
prevent women of loo;". character :n
ing licensed places for the nura of
soliciting and thus adding to the tv:;i
which the license law was enacted ti
regulate. It 'is difficult to see what
constitutionable objection there could
be to a law which simply curtail
some of the privileges which the leg
islature could prohibit all together, it
being a question of policy of the leg
islature whether the state is straight
out prohibition or regulation. -If th
legislature erred at all. It was In not
Imposing a mora severe penalty for of
fenses of this character."
During the past year, ending with
the Issue of December 30, 1913, the
patents issued were distributed emoitj
the inventors In the six largest citie
of the State as follows:
New Britain, 120.
New Haven, 105. "
It will be noted that Bridgeport
heads the' list , as to the number of
patents .actually Issued to its inven
In proportion' to" the population.
New Britain is far in the lead, with
its 120 patents, which means one pat
ent to every 3f6 inhabitants, whereas
the total number of Bridgeport pat
ents represents one patent to every
New Britain with about 44.000 In
habitants even lea.es Now Haven la
the number of patents obtained, al
though the latter city has about iZ4,(K'
HIBERNIANS TO INSTALIi
NEW OFFICERS TOMORROW
. Officers of Division No. 1, A. O. II..
will be Installed tomorrow afternooa
at 2 o'clock at a meeting of the divi
sion to be held in A. O. H. halL The
Installing officer will be County Pres
ident A. W. Conniff of Danbury.
Among the guests will be State Pres
ident William T. May, State Secretary
John S. McCarthy, County Vice-President
Alexander Heaphy, County Sec
retary Patrick Cullen, who will ad
dress the members on the aims and
Objects of the order. Other speakers
will be County Chaplain Rev. T. J.
Picker, Division Chaplain, Rev. Dr.
Richard Moore, Atty Thomas M. Cul
linan, F. C. Mulllns, Past President
P. Rellly, President James Small, Col.
T. J. Murphy, Col. J.H. McMurrar.
Patrick Cuddy,' William B. Prender
gast, John J. O'Neil, John T. King,
Thomas . F. Speers and others.
Two young people who tried married
life at an early age have appealed
to the superior court to set them free.
Stephen Duch, of this city, who nays
he is a minor, sues through bis fath
er, Johann Duch, to have a mar
riage with Mary puch set aside. The
boy claims Mary falsely swore he ha !
betrayed her when as a matter t. f
fact she was not in a serious condi
tion. Mrs. Duch's maiden name wa
Hazel Krog, a 16-year-old girl residing-in
Stamford, says she acted un
der a childish Impulse when she mar
ried Edward Krog, 19 yea fa oid. Ha
zel's father, George M. Philips, tai
his dausrhter waa too younsc to rt-
alize what she was doing.