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'A REAL, THRILLER - THE WEATHER Now Running In1 The Farmer Tarzan of the Apes". Don't tniss it. Claudy and Colder Tonight VOL. 50 NO. 4 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1914 price two c: TWELVE FAMILIES FLEE BLAZING ANS0N1A HOMES Bride-to-be Loses Her Wed : ding Gifts When Dwell ing Is Burned HER BRIDESMAID IS MINUS HER GOWN Ten Thousand Dollars Dam age Is Done to Building at, Main and Colburn St3. AnsoniaT Jan. 5 Fire which started In the. plumbing establishment of M. Meizer In the building at the corner of Main and Colburo streets, shortly after o'clock this morning, caused damage estimated at $10,000. The plumbing establishment was gutted, while the drygoods store-of M. Silvers tein, the barbershop of Louis Braskln and the meat market of John Ougouski, in the same building, were damaged by smoke and water." A dozen families on the upper floors of the three story brick structure were forced to abandon their belongings. Among them was M'ss Annie" Aarons, who lost many wedding presents. ' The marriage of Miss Aarons to Phil Hp USe, of Brooklyn, was planned for tomorrow evening and the bride-elect lost all her finery besides wedding gifts. Miss Esther Cohen, of Wor cester, Masa, who had been selected by Miss Aarons as her bridesmaid, al so lost her gowns. The wedding will v take -place as scheduled. The original of the fire, is a mystery. No one was in the plumbing shop at the timet tho proprietor having gone oat on a Job, 1 Theatre Censors Stop Slave Films ' CensorBllip of the local theatre, un der the auspices of the state and local ! police was made today. v Members of the state and local po- lice, -in. plain, clothes, visited ..the mov ing pietutre theatres, as well- as the vatxdevtile bouses and the legitimate theatre. ' " - - " The "white stove" pictures, featured m the Empire, weretopped this af ternoon. , . The Love Slave actx feature ' at Poll's was subjected to police scrutiny. The production of "Danfaged Goods'." scheduled for the Park theatre to- night. Is also slated for a censorship, according to report this afternoon. 'Mother" Jones Ready ; .' To Re enter State, Despite Militia TWirwr. Ttn.-. B. Preparations were begun today by union officials for the return of "Mother Jones" to Trinidad, -Troon which point she was deported "by state troops yesterday. Adjutant General Chase, according to reports to Governor Azrxmos, have given or ders In Trinidad and "Walsenburg.that Tiw an-nearance anywhere In the strike region would result. In imprisonment r for her. Deportation, said uenerai Chase, would not be attempted again. At union headquarters there was in dignation on the part of the labor leaders. , who said it was an insult to w-man that ' "Mother" Jones should nave been handled by troops. "Mother" Jones herself went to a hotel immediately reaching Denver and there told her experience with the soldiers. " She was insistent that she would return to the prescribed re gion. ' , ' GRADY DISSATISFIED WITH CITY AWARD James D. Grady, who claims . $1,600 damages from the -city lnT connection with the laying ' of permanent pave ment and & change in grade in front of his property- at Park and Railroad avenues, la not satisfied, with the $69 which City Attorney Pullman has recr ommended to be paid. Mr. Grady has engaged attorneys and will present an other petition to the council meeting tonight again asking for the $1,600. If the petition is refused Mr. Grady Intends to bring suit. New London Attorney -, i Accused As Embezzler New London, Jan. 5-r-Attorney Ralph Dennison, charged with embezzlement, will be arraigned January 12, " the-case being continued to . that date, and the defendant held In $100 bonds. LEASES SITE FOR FEDERAL MANEUVERS Winchester, "Va., Jan. 5. The fed eral government has leased approxi mately J.,500 acres of Sand near hero which will be used next summer as a sits for the federal eroops which will take part in the military manoeuvres. MR. RUSSELL RETURNS TO LOCOMOBILE CO. "Factory Manager E. F. Russell of the Locomobile Company of America and Mrs. Russell have returned from a three months trip to the Pacific Coast, Mr. Russell resuming his duties at the plant Saturday. A most en joyable trip Is reported. Robert Colgate, aged 70, benefactor of the Colgate University, and Mies Mollis Le&yard were married at Caz- Thirty Of Crew Are Lost, Eight Officers Rescued, As Oil Tank Steamship Sinks Wireless Brought Vessels To Rescue Of Few Survivors In Sandy Hook Wreck Jersey Coast Towns Devastated By Gale Of Past Week New York, Jan. 5 The tank steam er in trouble off Sandy Hook yester day was the Oklahoma, and SO of her crew apparently perished. : Eight were saved. . ": " This was the substance of wireless message received here; today, v Although several vessels were stand ing by the distressed ': steamer, the Hamburg-American line freighter Ba varia, bound from . Philadelphia to Boston, was the only one able to ren der assistance. She reported by wire less shortly after 9 o'clock this morn ing that she had been able to take off Captain Alfred Gunter, Chief Mate Bert Iverson, ' Second Mate ICnut Dahle, Third Mate Carl , . Eklunde, Operator William Davis Boatman Christian Rassmussen, Quartermaster Hamilton Powell and Herman Erick son, the shop's carpenter. No mention was made of the ifemainder of ; the' crew, 30 in number. ' ' The Oklahoma was . owned by the J. ML Guffey Petroleum Company, was 2,795 tons, net, and left here Saturday for Port Arthur,. Tex. Although. . the disaster occurred less , than .100' miles off Sandy Hook, wireless reports throughout the night were meagre and conflicting. .- ; , The name of the distressed ' vessel was variously reported as the "Wasea, unheard of and unregistered in ship ping circles; the Penniot,, chartered by the . Standard Oil Company, and, the Delaware. . ; ' ; . . .' ' . . : New-Tork, Jan. 5- A wireless mes sage received this mornings from the steamship Carribean stated that she and the Manuel Calvo had stood by all night in the vicinity, where tie iinj known tank steamer was reported yes terday to be in distress and tat er to have isunk. The' positiom'of -the ' Car ribean ami Maiiuel Calvo at the time of sending: the message was about 60 miles, east,, southeast,, Jot Sandy Hook.- The last message from the unknown steamer was received' at dusk yester day by -Captain Ion.et. of the Manuel Calvo, It was believed then that the vessel was the German oil carrier Pen noit, Captain Breckwoldt, but ; her wireless apparatus failed before Cap tain Donet could get an answer, to his Inquiry-for names. : Captain. lonet reported that efforts to lower a boat to go to the rescue of the- helpless tank steamer's crow resulted In several ; of his men being injured and the loss of the boat. The , revenue cutter, Seneca, which was sent out last night to join in the search for 'the tank steamer, was in the vicinity, i ' : j s Revenue Cutter Craft Busy Aiding Wrecks Washington, Jani 5. Wireless re ports from points between Cape Uat, teras and Baltimore received at rev enue cutier headquarters Today tell of vessels in. distress and of , fights in stormy seas to save them and their crews. The cutter Seminole found the schooner Thomas "Winsmore in die tress near Lookout xJght, below Cape Hatteras, and is standing by. An at tempt is being' made to reach the cut ter Onondaga by wireless, instructing her to pick up the barge John B. Sage, reported adrift near Cape Charles. The crew of the Sage have been saved. '- ' ' The revenue cutter" Androscoggin went aground off Cove . Point, in the Chesapeake Bay about 75 -miles from Baltimore, early today. The cutter Apache has gone to .the Androscog gin's assistance. .. SEABRIGHT. N. J., TORN BY HEAVY STORM Seabright, N. J., Jan. 5 Although Seabright is torn and desolate from the effects of the disastrous storm which raged from Friday night ' until last night, relief came today with a shift in the wind and the sea began to moderate. The stiff northeast wind which prevailed for days drove the Atlantic far inland but ah off-shore wind set In this morning with snow. 4 - Every able-bodied man in town was busy today setting . thingsin order. Mass meetings are to be held looking to an appeal for funds both from the state and national governments. Dam age along the coast is difficult to esti mate but It will exceed a million and a half dollars. JERSEY COAST LASHED BY WAVES; TOTAL OF DAMAGE IS LARGE New Tork, Jan. 5 While the great est damage by the storm of. the last two days was done at Seabright, the New Jersey coast from Sandy Hook to Long Branch was lashed by waves and the bulkheads which for 30 years had protected the low beaches were ripped to pieces and tossed aside. Heavy losses are reported from "At lantic City, where wires are down and part of the city in darkness last night, iongport.Edgewater, Cape May, Vent nor City and Margate City. The south shore of Long Island from Montauk Point to New Tork was washed by high waves all days yester day. Heavy damage is reported from y "xcrLte, a fashionable clege colony. At Far Rockaway, the storm reached its height yesterday afternoon. Sev eral buildings were an-derrnined and hurled into the ocean, including the Pier Theater, a structure which seated 1,500 persons..; At Aryeme, the -Avery Bachelor Apartments, containing . 110 roms, collapsed. It was not occupied. For the first time in 30 years the waters of the Atlantic and the Great South Bay united at Amityville. The water completely covered the 300 foot strip of land ;at Hemlock Beach, carry ing away a dozen bathhouses. In New; Tork harbor, six coal .barges were sunk off J6a,ten , Island and the movement of shipping was practically at a standstill. : . ; . REV. DR. MOORE Oil "MODERN HERODS" Rector of Church of Sacred 'Heart Heard at All -Masses Yesterday Speaking at all of " the masses ' at the church of the Sacred Heart yes terday T'the ' rector, - - Rev. : 1 Dr. Moore, took for his subject thW gospel of the day that had to do with the slaughter ing of the Innocents by Herod, Al though Herod is dead many : centuries, the speaker said that his spirit still lived - and many modern Herods " were wiaaghtering the hearts of5, the young and innocent., He dwelt forcibly and eloquently upon the dangers which be set-the young" meni and 'wAnen; efr- dayi - . Low theatrical -performances and their attendant dangers were re ferred to. ; In vigorous language ' he condemned that type of saloons which have . been practically converted ' into gambling dens and where young men are encouraged to congregate and spend their earnings which should go to the home and family. He thanked the Elizabeth Seton Guild for having excluded the so-called 'modern dances at their recenty entertainment. - STAGE HANDS ARE WORRIED AT LOSS OF WALTER M'CAULEY Members of the local branch of the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employes, are anxious to learn what has become of Walter McCauley, stage carpenter of the Gay New York ers which played at the Park theater last, week. McCauley, who was ill and delirious,, was sent away from Bridgeport to his home in Holyoke. Up to last night he had not reached home and his relatives as well as" members of the union are worried about him. Relatives of McCauley were endeav oring to locate - him i today. It is thought that he was' so ill he was obliged to stop and go ,to a hospital at some city on the route. WANTS $50O POK LOSS OP VALUABLE BAY-HORSE Charles Huenenberg of this city, has brought suit against Daniel Levy of Westport, to recover $500 damages for a horse he alleges Levy unlawfully took. It is alleged that in March, 1913, Levy had possession of a bay horse which belonged to Huenenberg.- , The lattr demanded possession of the an imal, but Levy is said to have refused and shortly afterword he sold the bay, which was valued at $500. The ac tion , is returnable to the common pleas court, . February term. LYNCH MUCH 1MPKOVED Reports today from St. Vincent's hospital are to the -effect that Henry F. Lynch of Stamford, formerly . of Bridgeport, is resting a little more comfortably and it ia expected that his recovery will be complete. Surgi cal investigation indicates that - the fractured skull, received . in Friday night's automobile accident at Flint's Corner, is of a somewhat unusual na ture but that the brain is not injured in any way. The progress towards recovery of Frank P. O'Rourke -of 40 Fulton street, who has been in a critical con dition from the result of a surgical operation, continues and he is con sidered to be practically out of dan ger. . SEEK INFORMATION OF JOHN J. SHEA Supt. Birmingham received a letter today from John D. Hammill of New York, locater of heirs to estates, ask ing him for information concerning John J. Shea, formerly living at 252 George street. The reason for" desir ing the information was not cited. DIVIDEND FOR CREDITORS Before Referee in Bankruptcy John W. Banks, final declaration of a 2 1-3 per cent dividend was made'; this morning "in the bankrupt estate of Louis Levenson, 719 Pembroke street, who formerly conducted a millinery establishment at the place. Ferdi nand C. Fox was released as trustee. The estate was valued at little over tiQ and 17" creditors filed claims. CAREER OF JAMES H. KERSHAW CLOSED BY SUDDEN DEATH Served Notably As Police Commissioner During Terms of Two Mayors James H. Kershaw, one of Bridge port's foremost citizens, ever progress ive, filled with civic pride, and activs in any pursuit in which he was en gaged, has passed from our midst.- His demise occasions general grief .which few inspire. ' ' v James Kershaw was ever open, frank and impartial in his dealings with f ellow men, and ; his memory is bound to be , revered "with that - sincerity which. is of a lasting duration, though the object that inspired it be absent. Born in Pascoag, L. I., over 59 years ago, of humble parents, at an early age Mr. Kershaw went to work in the mills. His willingness and aptitude soon set him apart and he was elevat ed to mora dignified positions. - He came to this city over 36 years ago, and identified himself : with the Read Carpet Co., where .he remained as one of the supervising foremen, un til the date of his death. He was a trusted member of the Reat -company's force. ?. . ' . . - Always active In social, religious and fraternal work, he was . a "member of First , Methodist church and held a place upon the official board, which he had filled for jfciany years. '' He was a member of Arcanum lodge, I. O. O. P., and had been honored many times with , high ofiice in . that order. ' He was also treasurer of the local Order of Moose. ' .-- - - , '- As a political figure he took, a prom inent place during several ' adminis trations.' Appointed police commis sioner under Mayor Marcus L. Rey nolds, he was reappointed for a sec ond term under Mayor Henry Lee and served on the police board with dis ttnctKZu -' --; . TTia survived bv a widow. Marr lyjss Pattison, whom . he : ' married in rtne town of his birth, 34 years ago. Al so left to mourn his loss is one soi, William H-, a well known- civil en gineer of New Xork city, a brother, Charles of Rascoag, X. X, and a sister, Mrs. George Pierce of . Fitchburg, Mess. 1 '' ' , ; - , . . ,. DICK LAW COMPLIED jyjTJIJY C, j. G. New Order Trom Washing ton Does Not Effect V . - State Militia :f National Guards' Associa . tions Stand Overruled ByJ War-Secretary ? "Washington, Jan. 5 A" clean issue has been-' made between the war de partment and the national guard as sociation of the United .States upon the pojnt of organization-of the Militia forces of .the country. By direction of Secretary Garrison, , Major General "Wood, as chief of staff of the army, has issued a circular, announcing the decision of - Judge Advocate General Crowd er that the miaitia must con form in organization in the standards of the regular army, else they will be deprived of all federal financial sup port. ' , . . "When the ..Dick militia act became effective in 1908 a period of "five years was allowed within which the militia of the states was to reorganize to con form to regular army standards. That was that the state militia should be organized into brigades and divisions. ' . , . The brigade was to : be commanded by a brigadier general and the division by a major general and when the war department last August issued a 'cir cular requiring the military organiza tions to conform to the above require ment, it developed the fact that there was a great surplusage of high rank ing officers. " , The national guard association has flatly refused to comply with the re quirement that major -and brigadier generals resign unless they could re cruit their ranks on the ground that there is not sufficient authority in law for -defining the organization ; of the brigades and the divisions and "that inasmuch as it has been physically im possible to secure these organizations in the United States army and as like conditions in many states make it al so physically impossible for the states to comply with the provisions of the circular." Judge Advocate- General Crowder, ruling upon the legal point raised fully sustains the. right of the war depart ment to issue the circular. Major Louis J. Herrmann today said that Connecticut's national guard has conformed generally to the. require ments of the war department . in its organization the adjutant general hav ing issued orders on September 16, last, which went into . effect in October, making such changes as re moved inconsistencies. Twelve new beds and other neces sary furniture are being Installed in the Isolation hospital in connection with the placing in commission, of the addition, formerly the old tuberculo sis pavilion at Lake view. 'Kerosene will be used for lighting for a time. The old saying at the emergency hospital, to the eftect that suicides and other major emergency calls come in threes is borne out within the past in hours. Three cases Saturday and yesterday resulted in the,Wctim be ing dead on arrival. : Gas asphyxia tion, heart disease and -poison were the causes. Edward Norton of iXewark was ar rested charged with having obtained $1,400 by ' subscription to purchase a $100 wooden lec. Strikers Learn Blumenthal -Co. Fights Without Support Of National Manufacturers Expected Additional Strikebreakers Do Not ArriveTie Up Of Shelton Factory Appears To Be Complete -L W. W. Has Novel Method - Of Furnishing Strike Relief (By Our Staff Correspondent.) Shelton, Jan., "5 The striking mill workers learned with pleasure, ' this morning, 'd-uring the progress of their meeting in Sokol Hall, that Sidney Blumenthal' & Co. are not receiving the assistance Nof the National As sociation of. Manufacturers, in fighting the strike, but are dependent entirely upon their own resources. This an nouncement was made in the speech, by Miss Matilda Robinowitz, who has been- Informed, she said, : that a dis agreement between the national as sociation - and ""Blumenthal Brotherfe, over a. strike assessment, had resulted in a -withdrawal of support. The great things that were sched uled to happen this - morning, when the mills resumed,-following the holi day season, did not appear. '. On the contrary, a mere handful of men en tered the factory in the morning, , es corted by guards, ' or using the single automobile which the company em ploys for. transporting its strike break ers. Only a few left the mill. But during the morning a wagon load of provisions hauled up at the mill doors, a a big lot of provisions, for those in side,' was; unloaded. 1 r - 7 " , In ."cotinection with this Incident it was said that several marketmen, who are supplying the mill with provisions, are donating to the strikers all profits on the goods supplied. An unusual feature of this strike is the manner ; in which relief is given. The mill hands, many of them, have lived .forVyears in Shelton.. They are strangers -neither to, the people nor toj. , the merchants. Many of them have credit accounts 'with grocerymen and butchers. Those whose resources are failing receive. an order from the re lief committee of the I. "W. W. which 4s hranord by-a number- ef the local stbres."'lnaicaHfig strongly- Che7"yws paithy of -the merchant class for the" workers.. r - - , ' . ' A rumor spread over Shelton, this morning, that more strike breakers were to be brought in. The leaders In charge of the strike, immediately caused cards to . be ' printed, reading, Trainmen Blame Sewer Outlet For Death Of Men Petition Long In Mayor's Custody to Appear Tonight Under date of Sept. 4, 1913, 112 members of H. A. ' Bishop " lodge, Brotherhood of '' Railroad Trainmen petitioned Mayor Clif f prd B. "Wilson for the abatement of. the s nuisance caused by the trunk sewer- which empties into, the harbor at the South End freight yards near Atlantic St. The members of the brotherhood claim that the odors from the sewer have been so bad that two 'mem bers have sickened and died because of Inhaling them. After four months the . mayor is sending it to the com mon council for action tonight. The trainmen first sent a petition to Lou P. Bristol, yard master of the road about July 16, 1913. Mr. Bris tol informed the men that this was a matter to be taken up with the city. So the trainmen got up -their petition and sent it to the mayor in September. "Two of our members went into de cline and died afterward from sick ness caused by Inhaling ; the odors from this sewer," the letter says. Mayor "Wilson said today that the reason he had not sent the letter to the Common Council sooner was be cause there was no money available for sewer work. WALL STREET MARKET DEVELOPS STRONG TONE THROUGH OIL New Tork, Jan. 5 Opening No very definite trend was perceptible in the early stages of today's stock market, the chief characteristic of which was dullness. Leading issues were with out marked change, but ' Some of the specialties manifested isolated strength. Trading was of the usual professional character and that ele ment seemed inclined to proceed cau tiously in view of the uncertainties now hanging over the general situa tion. The possibility of some important decisions being handed down by the United States supreme court at today's session also were taken into account. Noon Opening with some irregular ity today, the stock market soon de veloped : a stronger undertone under the lead of the oil shares. California Petroleum Common and Pfdx rose 4 and 9 points. Such specialties as People's Gas and Western Union show ed gains of 2 to 4 points, while the market leaders recorded substantial fractional gains over the preceding week's close. Operations were on a light scale, however, witthout an indication i of more than nominal public interest. "Strike on in Shelton,. Conn. Don't be a scab." - -These- cards, legible at a considerable distance, were worm in hedr hat bands,, by the strikers on picket - duty,- -for the information of any workers who might come into town, not knowing of the strike. The expected .strike 'breakers did not ar rive.. .. " .. , - The strikers say they are better treated by the authorities of Derby, which ' lies Just across the . river; than by the Shelton authorities. . They are permitted to assemble before their meeting places ' in ' Derby, but are promptly Compelled to move On. wheill, ."- x ma UD quite a mens tin I mra. v. ci,it ji ft ,m Tln to mo that Mr. Bennett wlahc ever the Shelton officials, find, them together.; Several new deputies arrived this morning,-, taking the places of others who have proved persona no grata to Shelton citizens. , The New Haven su pernumerary police are still on duty. Miss Rabinowitz went to Griffin Hospital, this morning, to arrange for the removal of Mrs. Mary Smarsh, who was shot in the right side, Tues day, during the trouble at the Cement house. -, Mrs. Smarsh's oldest eon, would .haveattended to this., duty, but was too ill. ' --.(. The strikers are in a hopeful frame of mind, and believe that victory must ultimately come to them. Three of the uniformed supernum erary policemen of the New Haven police department, according to .re port here today, were ready to quit their jobs as special deputy sheriffs about the streets and in the vicinity of the plant. . -v One -member of the squad sent up here last week was mo lonely for his home folks that he tanked up heav ily. ' Chief Robbins advised him . to get 'home while he could. "When he got as far as Derby hew as ia bad shape .'nd it a.s with difficulty that he got back to New .'Haven. ' :. - ' Among the - recruits to the ranks of the special constabulary maintain ed by the borough, today, is Frank 13-. percl, a special policeman of Bridge port. He came at the instance of the sheriff's - office, not through the Bridgeport police department. ' Mqney rates reflected last Saturday's favorable' bank statement. Bonds wre firm. , , ,'. Coroner Investigates ; Death of Driver for Brewery Company Several Other Inquiries Now Under - Way Keep Energetic Official On the Move A continued hearing into the death of James -II. Burhance. a driver In the employ of the Fiegenspann Brew ery Co., who was killed on Friday last when a trolley car struck his wagon at the corner of Union and Stratford avenues was held before Coroner John J( Phelan this morning, Testimony was taken from William Taitlow, 573 Howard avenue who was sitting be side the river at the time of - the accident; Norman Weikel, 280 Strat ford" avenue, motorman of the trolley, Charles - Graham, 2 60 Beardsley St., conductor, and Adam - Roedel, 819 Carroll ; avenue, who was upon the rear of the car. There was a difference of opinion as to whether the car struck the rear of the wagon or whether It struck the forward wheels. This matter is to be .closely investigated 1 by the eor oner tomorrow. , Investigation will also likely occur in the Rose Fierabend death tomor row afternoon. Findings in the death of Elsie Bach killed by an automobile at Fairfield avenue and Broad street Christmas Eve and the killing of John Carrier!, at Wilton, are expected to be filed tomorrow or the following day. Coroner Phelan , was called to Dan bury this afternoon to investigate f. matter upon which he refused to talk at this time. GIRL IS SEEKING ANNULLMEtJT OF RUNAWAY MARRIAGE Alleging that she married on the impulse of the moment and did not realize the seriousness of her action, Margaret Helen Powell, of this city, has brought proceedings to have her marriage to James F. Powell, of Fair field avenue, annulled. Mrs. Powell, whose maiden name was Margaret Watt, says she was 18 when Powell took her on August 19 last to the Church of the Transfiguration in New York.-v Her husband was 22. They were married by the Rev. Mr. Upjohn and right after the ceremony the girl says she .realized a mistake had been made. She claims to have left Powell immediately and says they have never lived together. The action is returnable to the superior court, February term. Deputy Sheriff ."Wid er served papers in the action. The Panama Canal will be ready for vessels In 70 days. F. W". Shipley was re-elected presi dent of the Archaeologies! Institute of America. . . - BENNETT THE XL SAYS S0N-KI-LI OF DYINGT iOTIEl Mr.O'Neii of Waltham,Con municates -With Assistant City Cleric feahrig John B. O'Neill of Waltham. Mass, satisfied that The Farmer tiom lo cated his' fo'rother-in-law in the per son . of - Frederick A. Bennett, secre tary of the Bridgeport Manufacturers association. Mr. O'ONeill has writtem a (letter to Stephen F. Rah rig, assist ant city clerk, thanking-him for th publicity given" the.letter through the Farmer. Mr. JSennert has denied that he is the eon whom the dying moth" in Waltham-wants-to see. Mr.O'Neli:' letter follows: ' ( "Waltham, Maes., ' , rec. , 1313. Stephen F. Kahrlg. , - , Assistant City Clark, Bridgeport, Conn.: Dear Sir: Tour note on my letter at ha nd ant I would say that I believe the man. known as Fred A. Bennett, tha secre tary of the Manufacturers' Asocia. tion, is the man I cefc as per "clipping from the Bridgeport- Farmer. It sere to forget entirely all his past and hi 5 poor feeble, mother who. left her;f dependent to give her boys especiUTy, a good- education, having very lMtli herself. If he (Will come to her I wi i be-eatisfled that my duty to the moth er, who Is my .mother-in-law, ban been done. Thanking you for your very prompt reply, your klndneaa an -I courtesy -.and wishing you acd your superior a very prosperous and a ha p p new year, I remain Yours respectfully, JOHN- B. O'NTEXIiTj, With John "W." Murphy & Co., " 20 Moody street, ."Waltham, Jfa. HIBERIilASIS TO OV:" THEIR OVil BUILDL'G wm Soon ActiTC Preparations ToT7ard3 Zz- --curing Suitabla Eita (V:;.; ' ' ' " Bridgeport member fo the Ancifmt Order of Hibernians are piaanlng to have; a building of their own. Ths propositiqfi for a building fund is be ing worked out by Division No. 1 ot the order in Bridgeport, and thle mat ter will.be taken up by the newly in stalled officers during their terms, Th officers of the division were lneta.:ll yesterday at a meexmg of the divis ion held In Hibernian hall in t f t Franklin building. The new officers are: President, J&mee Small; vice president, Daniel J. O'Connor; record ing secretary, J. J. McCarthy; finan cial secretary, Thomas J. Coleman; treasurer, M. Lyman; chairman stand ing committee, Patrick Cuddy; senti nel, Patrick Sullivan. ' These officers will make plans for the building fund and select a site foe the building. County President An drew ConnifT of Danoury was the in stalling officer. A number of state and -national officer were guests of the division and witnessed the Installation.- John Martin sang a number of selections accompanied by Hubert Donnelly. After the installation the following were heard In remarks; J. P, Reilly, A. W. ConnifT, Patrick Cad dy, James Small, W. B. Prender?a.-t, Col. J. H. McMurray; Col. T. J. Mur phy, D. , J. O'Connor, F. C. Muilina, M. Lyman, John T. King, Thomae M. Cullinan, John Martin, John J. O'Xer.J, James Whaley, James P. McLaugh lin, Michael E. Griffin, William W. Maher and, Thomas Bnggie. DIES OF' GLANDERS "Columbus, O.. Jan. 5. Olander caused the death rast night of An drew M. Jansen, aged 26, an assistant in the bacteriological department of Ohio State University. He was in fected while working In the laborato ries and was ill 22 days. so KEDUcnos op msiip. Stamford, Conn., Jan." 6 The Ta! & Towne Company shops have ben running 10 hours a day with a half holiday Saturday. Under the new schedule some departments will run 9 hours and others 8 hours a day wit a half day on Saturday. There will be, no reduction of help." it is stated. CALUMET STRIKE Calumet, Mich., Jan. 6 Interest iit the copper miners' strike in the north ern peninsula today centered around the expected arrival here of Governor Ferris, who will endeavor to bi-insr about a settlement of the proton red strike called by the "Western Federa tion of Miner. y The governor will arrive in th strike zone but a few hours after 1 -h departure of John B. Dennmore, soli citor for the department of labor, wh returned to Washington af tr failing to bring together the opposing inter ests. ' Chicago, Jan. E Charles-If. M-oyr was credited today with saying Sam uel Gompers and other ofTlr-iaJs of th American Federation of Labor wouli meet In Washington in a few oayi to consider the advisability of ca".I:r ? a nation-wide strike of labor orKanlz! tions in sympathy with the cop? miners in Michigan. Beginning with today the men ' the various platoons ieivinsr pot: headquarters and the rfeclnct sta:.ivr have been directed to ew that the . tomobile license-marker statute ft enforced and that ali cars bf-ar 1914 marker. Violator will '! t s into custody.