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Until ? I t line of ' :VEX KilkS TO DAUPAT1S: The FARHEa Every D ay ! i. THE WEATHER Cooler, Clearing Sunday VOL. 50 NO. 57 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1914 PRICE TWO CENTS w. m m 'in MANY VICTIMS MOURN GLIB SOLICITOR No Hope for" Biographies and Photographs In I Special Edition LEAVES TRAIL OF BAD CHECKS BEHIND Editor Is Said to Have Been Victimized to Extent of $406 . t (Special to the Farmer.) Westport, March 7 The duplicity of a. solicitor for a special "Old Home" edition of a local newspaper, with its attendant financial blows to a num ber o the old families here, has caus- ted wailing- and gnashing of teeth in many homes here. A collection of checks, whose beautiful chirography is marred toy the endorsement, "not good" adds to the . general disorder, and enhances the grief that was occa sioned by the departure of the glib and well groomed solicitor. During the early fall it was an nounced that the Westport-Herald, of which W. O- Jones is the proprietor, had arranged for ' a special - holiday number, which was to toe printed upon special paper' and "to contain pictures , of the most prominent personages, edi fices and Industrie. - Arthur S. Bent ley, a genial stranger, introduced him self to many In the city as the spe cial arranger of " the advertising and news. His appeals for co-operation met wtth ready response ,and adver tising and pictures as well" as genea logies are said to have poured In for the. forthcoming publication. ; So appealing was the scheme that Bentley was the social, as well as S ziancial lion of the little town and was entertained lavishly. , . Though the publication did not corns from the presses at- Christmas time, little was thought of the inci-dant for didn't Rip "Van Winkle live In the rastnesses of the CatsWns foe twenty years and finally retnm to civilization? Then, too, Westport . Is accustomed to flelays In getting bridges and other like tuxi iwemgBta. t ' ' But this absence if , BerttJer wjb be Siitl to-' hmwui f ew days since ttt!Ni- RaiSh, tix cental oafs propraetor, . had. In his possession a ta-fb-rte of pairtteig from Bentley. This was tn the form of a check for $40 drawn upon tlhe Green wteh Savings Bank which - had been returned with .the bank's harsh en dorsement upon its face, "Not Good." As soon as the news spread .lit was vxm learned that Bush was not to be deanled wphdIhbulUoh In trie Rosses,' for Arthro- O. Sourthey, proprietor if the Wetstport Inn and formerly t superin tendent of streets In Bridgeport, had a. Klcs . aotzvera&r vaAued at X2&-' Other checks of smaller denominations were Sn evSdsae s the edvrunce guard of the wegpom' eo-cSefty , xriet about the fci-jr stove that mgh. These were but the generate In the gtoom-arasy which bias Blnce - swept txrbo 'Westport for there Is a. regiment which bewails the passing of their special edition publicity, and the ex tent of -their hurt feellmgia can only best be esrtinjated by W. G. Jones, wtsose ear bee been -filled wlrth. tele- phone ceJfcs to ascertain when the "special" win be forthcoming. When Interviewed by a reporter for The Farmer today Editor Jonas re fused to edtherafnrm or deny that his own losses in the trans&otioxi will total over (400, or to add. to the explanations be has already given to meumy irate Westport residents. Bentley has not been seen in West port since the first of the yeair. .. i PRESIDENT'S WIFE URGED TO ASK FOR .WAKEFIELD PARDON Hartford, March 7 A letter sent to Mrs. Wilson, wife of the President of the United -States, asking her to re Quefft her husband to intervene for the life of Mrs. Bessie Wakefield, who is at the state prison under sentence of death, has been received at the gov ernor's office in the capitoL J ' , . That Mrs. Wilson brought it to the Attention of the President and that he took at least semi-official cognizance ofit is shown by the fact that he turned the matter over to the national department of justice under the Jur isdiction of the attorney genyral. The letter was written to .Mrs. Wilson by tdrs. William . T. Hall, of Melvern. Chester county, Pa! . It was sent to the executive department of this stats py the department of justice in Wash ington, and -is as follows: . "Ask your husband to use his ln Iraenee with Governor Simeon B. Bald nrln to" pardon or commute the sen tence of Mrs. Bessie Wakefield to life Imprisonment." ' In conclusion, the letter says: - "I ChJnk for the sake of those little ln booent children something should , be done. I hope you will not think me bold In writing to you but as you are a woman I thought you would know best what to Co." "Carle's Character Is Described As Bizarre Romorantin. France, March 7 A declaration that Ferdinand Pinney Earle, the American artist, was not only a criminal under the French law for abducting his son but was wholly unfitted to be the youth's - guardian, was made today by Max Botton, the lawyer representing Mire. FIschbacher, first wife of Earle and mother of the boy. wnen rne iriai oi n.arie ana Miss Charlotte Herman was resumed here today, M. Botton read numerous . let ters to demonstrate what he describ d mm JSres bizarrs character. NO NEW STATION FOR NEW HAVEN, AT LEAST, FOR YEARS New Haven, March 7 Fears' of New Haven citi zens, that .they would "not." L get a new railroad station were confirmed, today 'y: when Mayor Rice received a letter, from President ' Hustis, of the road in - which the statement was -made that "owing to finan-. . , eial difficulties'? the pro- ject had - to be postponed ; for several years. : BOWERS, ASSOCIATE MELLEN COUNSEL TO AID I H LAW TEST A test case which It -Us today ru mored is backed by many of the hotel keepers In this city is being made to ascertain Che legality of recent raids upon; hotels in which it was -alleged women were permitted to loiter in rooms - where liquor was being' sold. The action began today when Thom as Tobln, the keeper of a hotel on Middle street, was arraigned in the city court charged with keeping a re sort in which. women were - found loitering on January 17. Couaieel Fired A. Bartlett , filed a demmrrer to the general complaint wfaJoh. was over ruled. A epecifte compJadnit ' was then entered by Prosaoutng' Attorney Al tered Memrltrt in wMoh the names of seven women c taken In the - raid were entered with partioularitiea, Evidence was heard and a fine of $150 taposed upon the proprietor. ' -An appeal " was entered and- bonds of "J150 for appear ance in the court of common pleas ac cepted..': 'i ' '. - ' .--'..v. It was later aimouineed by attorneys for the defense that It was Intended bo rmaike a test oase of this to aecer tsin whether the law to road enough to construe women eating or- drittklng in a rathtikeUar adjoining a. ar room as loitering. For this purpose, the de fense has .employed no leas a legal ltghit ' than : S. -D Bowers,., associa te counsel for CSharles S.. . Melton in the mtamsteuiglter case now sfbeiTtg. argued m the superior court and who Is said to have prepaired the papen; tor the United States government in the pros ecution off the sugar- cases whicfh re fiwfi' - ;!' - fines.."; bein.raposed. tt) vaaqjtDaiq. mjtcQatxaaia , t40T wqo city Bmd staxe win wancn trie outcome with -most intense interest. '....;' SHrvTERTOICE OF ; LITTLE VINCENT IS -STILLED FOREVER No more will the-happy laughter of little Vincent Curran thrill physi cians and nurses' at St. Vincent's hos pital or his lisping voice charm them. Little. Vincent, the pet of the' insti tution' died last night, a victim of plural pneumonia . and whooping cough.; Vincent . was aged 2 years and 11 months and was considered one of the brightest children ever an inmate . of the. institution.- - He was born In the institution and was being brought up there and when his first cooing laugh, echoed through the maternity ward Vincent became an instant favorite with the attaches of the institution. Their love and af fection seemed to increase f or him and the Sister who c iosed the child's eyes and folded its little hands across its breast when death had claimed the little, soul, wept unrestrainedly as she performed this last sad office, Soon afterthe child was born,-, the mother who was registered at the Institution- as Louise Curran, left there, and her whereabouts are unknown. What little Vincent missed in mother love and care was made - up in the attention of the good Sisters, nurses and physicians of the hospital. When told of his death today, many an at tache grieved as they would had one of their own been called for the long Journey. ? . THIEVES CARRY OFF PHONE COIN BOX A new method of burglarizing tele phone slot nnanhines has (been recently practiced is Bridgeport and was bold ly perpetrated last night when the drug store of Wolff & Hitch, 458 Blast Main street, was entered! (by means of a key. The -- entire telephone outfit was taken away. ' It lis estimsated by t!he company from, records at hand that the loss will run between $4 and ,k --'if"-"-- i i. Manslaughter Alleged Mourant was held In $1,000 today on the charge of manslaughter in causing the death of Luke Quinn. Tho ac cusation is that Mourant threw Quinn downstairs while they were scuffling. Mourant testified in his own behalf. claiming that Quinn fell down the flight. DISSATISFACTION AMONG . IiOCAIi AUTO IEAIjERS NTo arttin-n toward securing an in junction to prevent Hvass & Co.,' of New York, from carrying out me con tract to furnish an automobile street water sprinkler to the city has yet been taken by Bridgeport automobile dealers'. A number of the local deal ers 'are dissatisfied with the award made by the Board of Contract and Supply. They claim that' the con tract was not awarded to the lowest bidder and that Hvass & Co.'s bid was not according to specifications. BUSY MONTH FOR. BRIDGEPORT According to the. Commercial Rec ord, the number of sales of real estate by warranty deed in Bridgeport dur ing the month of February was 1 31. The number In 1913 for the same month was 132 and in 1912, 80.. The totar mortgages for the month were $337,265. For the same month in 1913 $386,806 and for February, 1912, $245,748. The number of building" permits granted in Bridgeport last month was 68 to cost $154,682. , WILSON POLICY IN MEXICO TO STAIVTDEBATE Senator Fall of New Mexico to Urge Cnange In U. S Attitude - SECRET TREATY GAVE INTERVENTION RIGHT Old Document Published for Benefit of Statesmen In I Present Crisis Washington March 7 State - de partment officials have decided that the note recently , presented - by the Huerta government suggesting that on account Of the Benton incident the United States should revoke the right it had extended to the . constitutional ists to purchase arms in this country required no answer. , -The note was presented to the American - govern- ment several " days after copies of it had been transmitted to the' diplo- I matic representatives of all other for eign governments. ,. - The United States government is biding its time while the commission appointed by the constitutionalists to investigate the recent execution of Benton and the disappearance of Gus tav Bauch makes a report. There, ia every prospect that the general sub ject of protection for American citi zens and -foreigners in Mexico will do the occasion of spirited debate in tha Senate next Monday. , v Senator Shively, ranking member ot the -foreign relations committee, has been in close touch with all the state department gatherings.. He will up hold the administration's policy in the expected debate. Senator Fall, of New Mexico having . announced . his inten tion of advocating a change. ; Additional interest In the Mexican situation, both present and past, was lent - today by the publication of tha details of a published treaty negotiat ed more than half a century ago; be tween the United Stajes and the re public of .Mexico, -which, it ratiriea, would have ' authorized the " United States "to intervene; in support of . its own treaty i-ights. and the security of its own citizens whenever Mexico may be unable "to guarantee, the-.-, same without incurring the obligation or necessrcy ox a general .iniqryeiiuu the domestic affairs of - that coun try." v." '. '' K- ' - ' x The treaty'- had been lying in the secret archives of the Senate commit tee on foreign relations since January. 1860. he injunction - of secrecy was removed yesterday by-the Senate and document ordered printed for the use of members of that body. - The treaty was signed in-Vera Cruz; Dec. 14, 1859.J y Robert M. McLane, American minister to Mexico, and M. Ocaxnpo, secretary of state ' and for eign, affairs at MBexico, and shortly afterwards transmitted to the Senate by President Buchanan . but It was never ratified by the United: States be cause of confusion incident to the out break-of the Civil War. Article 5 of the-treaty reads as follows: "The republic of Mexico agrees that should it btcoraa necessary at any time to employ military forcesfor the security and protection of persons and' property passing over . any - of . the routes aforesaid,- it will employ the re quisite force for; that purpose; but up on ' failure to doi this from any cause whatever the government of the "Unit ed States may . with the consent or at the request of the. government of Mexico, or of the minister thereof at Washington . or of the, competent le gally appointed local authorities, civil or military, employ" such force for this and for ,no other purpose- and when,- In the opinion of the govern ment of . Mexico, the . necessity ceases such force shall be immediately with drawn. . "In the exceptional case, however, of unforeseen or imminent danger to the lives or sporperty of citizens of the United States,, the forces otf said re-" p-usbliic aire authorized yto' act for their protection without such consent hav ing been previously obtained and erutch forces shall be withdrawn when .the necessity for this employment ceases." In a commumica.tion trairasmiitting the convention to ' the seanetary of state, Oass, Mftnlster MieLiarie warned that if the Seante Sailed to ratify the treaty further anarchy (would exist in 'Mexico necessitating' intervention. He says: -s "I am persuaded if the government off the United States declines the re sponeSblli.ty Imposed upon it by the adoption and ratification of this con vention further, anarchy will prevail in Mexico until it will be terminated by direct Intervenitios from some quarter in the federal politics of 'Mexico or by an intervention of, our own caused by some sudden and unforesoon provoca tion, that will expose us to the respom eiibdiities of a. general war antd a con quest that few would desire to under take or consummate." The fact that ' this convention was drawn up so long ago and never rati fied removes ail possibility olf Its ever becoming ' effective now, but its p ubli cation will prove- interesting in the light of the present Mexican situa tion. - Van Buren Mansion May Be Summer Capitol Albany, 'March 7 The old Martin Van Buren mansion in Kinderhook, in which town Governor Glynn was born, may be turned into a summer-' state eapitol. Assemblyman Hover today introduced a bill proposing the appro priation of $35,000 for the purchase of the old mansion. , Declines London Call New York, March 7 The Bev. Dr. John Henry Jowett, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church, has declined to accept the call to Un ion Chapel, a Congregational church 1 in London. . ONE SIAMESE TWIN DIESWHEN SEVERED FROM BIRTHMATE - Paris, March 7- Made-' line, the "Siamese twin" who - was separated on ' Wednesday, from her sis ter, Suzanne, by means of a , delicate surgical oper ation, died today of con- , vulsions. Suzanne is re covering rapidly front Jhe effects of the operation and the physicians say there is every possible chance of her living! ARRANGEMENT FOR VAUDERBILT BURIAL DELAYED BY FAMILY Operation for Appendicitis 2 ' Too Great a Strain on 1 . . Heart '. Orcner of Biltmor&rDies In . i . . Washington Honie Wife : Prostrated Vandertoilt Leaxl. Inside Arr&nig-em en Washington, D. . C, : March 7. Ar rangements for the funeral of George W. . Vanderbilt" were delayed today pending-s conferences t between his brother, Frederick W. Vanderbllt, and other members of the family. Efforts were being wade to communicate with Wniiaan K Vanderbdl-t, ' who Is atotroftid.' - Mr. George W. Vandrbllt of New Tork. died yesterday airteaanoon of -a pulmoifcary;" , embolus, ' induced ' toy . a. weakenliig of the heart. He was op erated on for ; appemdlcStis ten days ago by Df. James F.v Mitchell. After the operatlonr-Mre. Vanderbilt arid Dr. Motocheti both announced that the pa tient wtas doing well, and two days ego it iwas said at the .Vanderbilt home ' that Mr. VanderbUt . was "rap idly recovering." " "' "' .'"'"- Dr. Matohell reimainied,; witte fpto; pa tientvntil the iaet. He esadd -toa.t the operation' for appendicitis had proved too great a' strain on e , heart -and the patient 9ad not bcearabie torally; Mrs. Vanderbilt had. pee&fxitSSBP? ously in stttemdance at. the bedside. She was almost prostrated , by her husband's sudden death.'- : ; . - ..,- VANDESBILT PICTURES . MAY GO TO 'MUSEUM New Tork, March '7 It has long been understood in art circles of New York city that George W- Vanderbilt, who died in Washington yesterday, in tended to leave ' to ' the Metropolitan Museum of Art the splendid collection of modern paintings' gathered by his father, WUHam H. Vanderbilt. -; The gem of the collection,. One of the best known pictures m the' world. is Millet's "The Sower." Other great artists represented in the . collection are . Alma-Tadema, Rosa Bonheur, Bouguereau, Corot, Melssonler and Turner. , . .''- f"' George W. Vanderbilt was. a. grand son of Commodore Cornelius Vander bilt and youngest of the four sons of the late William H. Vanderbilt, his elder 'brothers being' Cornelius, Wil liam K. and Frederick W. He was born In New . Dorp, S. I., 1862. His health being delicate as a boy his father had him prepared for Columbia by private tutors, and he was gradu ated from, that university with honors. f WAS DEVOTED TO ART. It was soon made plain, that Mr. Vanderbilt had not inherited the fam ily taste and talent for business, but was more concerned with books, pic tures and objects" of art. The "Commodore" bequeathed, to him $1,000,000, which, (by the time he came into possession of it, had been carefully . nursed into twice that amount. By the will of his father he inherited $10,000,000 in securities, largely selected by his eider brother, Cornelius, under whose advice it grew to a , much larger sum. His mother, who died two years later, left him-the home at No: 640 Fifth avenue and her private fortune. At the time of his death it is thought that' his income may have -amounted to more than $150,000 a, year. ' MARRIED NEW YORK GITtXi. He was nearly thirty-eight years old when he met his fate in Miss Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, one of the three beautiful daughters of CoL. George Warren Dresser, U. S. A. . She was not an heiress, hut she had beauty, wit. and the blood of some of the most distinguished ICnickerbocker families. The meeting took place at the cere monies attending the jubilee of Queen Victoria, and the wedding at the Amer ican Church of the Holy" Trinity in Paris, June 2, 1898. They had one child,' Miss Cornelia Stuyesvant Van derbilt, born In 1900. , Mr. Vanderbilt took his bride to Biltmore, the estate bf ,100,000 acres, near Asheville, N. C., which he' had set out to make the most notable country place in America. One of his fads was forestry, and he had in stalled Gifford Pinch ot as his forester. The place was said to have cost him $5,000,000 at the time of his marriage, and he spent as much more on it be fore he died. Michigan Sheriff Defends Strike Acts Houghton, Much., March 7, The de fense olf Sheriff Oruee against charges of non-ad ministration of justice dur ing the miners' strike was begun be fore ' the congressional investigators this morning. John Hild, who was a mine guard at the Q.uincy mine, said he -was one of three guards who were -shot by strikers ait that -mine Deo. 10. WATER RATES VERY LOW TO DANBURY FOLK Rate Made Lower Because Works Show Large Mar gin Prom Municipal jOwn . ership. , Danbury.March 7 The board of al dermen concurred' with the boaird of couocilmen last evening fai voting to reduce the minimum -charge for the trae of city water to- $4 a . year per family, Uirom ' the former price of $3. The average charge ,per fa-mdly in htouees . containing modern. improve ments has been - $11. - Under the now rate it will be $10. - - V : Superintendent D. Frank Stevens, of the water department, informed tha aldermen last evening that the pres ent rediuction was only a beginning and that it was intended to make fur ther reductions from year to year. The receipts of the i department this year would be in the neighborhood of $50,000, he said,- said baatid -that the future cost of maintaining the dtepart memt. Including provisions Ifor retiring (bonds, should not be more than $25,000 a year. xThe reduction Just made will affect sJbout, 6,000 families. SHE LTOU STRIKER ; FIHI) $25, COSTS J udge Walsh Disposes 1 of Cases of Local Interest i Charged with (being one of the dis turbers during the recent strike at the Blumenthal mills , in Shelton, Joseph Tomdlo- Of She ton was fined $25 " toy Judge Walsh in the criminal common "pleas court Jtod0.y.' He pleaded guilty ltd the charge of resisting Chief of Po lice Robfoine. , In the Shelrton court ToxttHo was sentenced . to Jail for ' 15 days and fined $16. , , - Robert Aleon of Golden Hill street, arrested on complaint, of some - girls employed n an Elm street - factory, pleaded f guilty o -miebeha.viouir end was; fined $100. .-" In t!he city court he was sentenced to (four months. v -; Julia. Barton - of this city pleaded "guSjity,: to vftJJTotrHof -th6 .Wquor ; a.-w smd was fined. $75. ; In the city court she received s. $100 fine. : Waiter . Stowe of this dty ' 'pleaded guilty, to the charge of taruelty to. ani snala. .. -J3 was ' einnested n the com plaint " of Httmamo ,Agent Howell, who said Stowe drove a. horse wittti a collar isore - The' accused' was fined' $35. In the dty court- (his fine was $10 and COStB..;'--- ;-.' V .. . GOLDEN HILL HOTEL, FAMOUS HOSTELRY, WILL BE REOPENED ' The Golden Hill Ihotel is to be r opened. This faonous hostelry, once the : headquarters of theatrical people who.plajyed Bridgeport, and the shel ter of many of. those most prominent in the nationail life df a quarter of a century ago, was closed several weeks isjgo for, leuck of patronage. George Hosford, former proprietor of the Idle wood hotel, Mlliford, Is to be "the host of the New Golden Hill ihotel. - The interior of the old house has been papered, painted and renovated and entirely refitted wdth new (furni ture and fumishinigs. A conditional bill of sale recorded at . the town clerk's office today shows that the fumishinigs of the place were purchased- from Arthur EflOTood & Son for $1,689.48. Mr... Bedford paid $100 to (bind the bargain and gives ' a three months note for the balance. II agrees to make weekly payments until the note, which, to, payable at the Mer chants' National (bank of New Haven, is redeemed. The last proprietor df the Ihotel was George D. Canr, under whose manage ment it was conducted for more than 30 years. . ST. PETERSBURG CHIEF OF POLICE IS FATALLY SHOT St. Petersburg, March 7 Lieut. CoL . Chebiaeff, chief of police of St. Petersburg, was shot dead today in his office by a junior officer, Lieut. Ivanoff. T The motive for the crime was said to be vengeance. BANK CALL, ISSUED BY THE COMPTROLLER AH National Banks Asked to Disclose Condition on March 4. . Washington, March 7 The comp troller of the currency today issued a call for a statement of the condition f all National Banks of the United States at the close of business on Wednesday. March 4. Marconi to Exhibit . Rome, March 7 William Marconi, the wireless telegraph' inventor, an nounced today that he had decided t5 participate in the Italian section of the Panama-Pacific Exposition at San ptain recke isappea SAFE MAJORITY 111 BOTH HOUSES WILL SUSTAIN PRESIDENT Repeal of Tolls Exemption Clause Is Believed v Assured Washington, March 7 With ' the Sims, bill providing for the repeal of the tolls exemption clause of the Pan ama Canal Vet favorably reported to the House and with a poll of the mem bership of the . House and Senate showing a safe majority . for repeal. administration leaders were more con fident -than ever today : that Congress would respond favorably to President Wilson's appeal. . , This poll, taken by Bmbers of the House and Senate who. -will aid in the fight for .repeal, showed, they declare a large majority in both Houses readj to vote for. !a . flat repeal measure at once. . ' ' The next move" of those who' are to lead the fight in the House for the repeal provision . will be to, urge the rules committee- to bring .in a special rule to expedite its passage. President Wilson had I been given the assurance -of individual members that they would support him in his efforts for repeal but in the light of events in Congress- .yesterday ' he was more confident than . ever today of the - ul timate success of his plan. IIOTr LIKELY THAT DERBY IS TO BE ? HELD FOR DEATH ' Investigation" into the '" deatJi. of Charles H.- Rogers, " killed : by -an au tomobile' driven by Frances Derby , on the evening of March 3, was closed to day by John J. Phelan, ' 'before -whom several new witnesses appeared1.- 'v Though the name of the witness was withheld it - is -said by the , coroner tfiat new facts in the case- .were brought to light by a chauffeur who witnessed the epeed at which Derby was travelling"' at the time he cross ed the tracks on State street. This witness asserted that the car was being jdrrven at a seed of between 20 and 25 miles per Hour, controvert ing the testimony of other witnesses in the case. It was also alleged that Derby did not slow down as .far as could be seen by the witness. , The coroner intimated that his find ing would be filed late today and that while he would probably find the kill ing accidental it would be found that Derby was travelling at a dangerous rare of speed considering the location and the hour of the day.. 4 WEST END FOLKS OPPOSE SALOOH ON STATE STREET The application of Christian rRlst to open a saloon at 1027 State street in the same building in which the Casino rink is located, has met with opposi tion on the part of nearby residents. The county ' commissioners have re ceived a big', remonstrance signed toy the Advent Christian church, Prin cipal . H. D. Simonds of . the - High school, F. E. Beach, H. H. Nettleton, George- T; McCarthy, J. M. Sexton, William Chew, W. D. Hurlburt, and Dr. N. E. Worden. i A delegation of remonstrants visited thecommissioners this morning un der the impression that the hearing was to be held today. They were in formed that no date had been assigned for a hearing. The building where Rist wants a license is located ontlie old , circus lot at ' State street and Worden avenue. CITY ISSUES 150 MILK LICENSES During the two months of the new year over 150 licenses to pedd'e milk within the ejty- limits have been is sued by the Board bf Health. ' While many of these . renewals have been made to the larger and well known dealers about the city, others and the greater bulk have been issued to farmers and milkmen living in Strat ford, Fairfield, Trumbull, Easton and other outlying sections. It is said to at the rural supply has greatly increas ed and it is expected that the local milk and meat inspector will have added duties upon his shoulders In keeping a check upon the conditions surrounding production of the sup ply. Western Grain Men Want Thorough Probe Waetoinigton, March 7. At today's hearinsgr on Representative Manahan's resolution for congressional investiga tion of the Chicago, Duluith & Minne apolis grain exchanges, counsel for the middle western grain farmers urged a full investigation and said that the .farmers, wanted to find out just .what the effect of eliminating -.of future dealings In girain -would be. An Of a '18; Men d Steamer r In 'btorfr U. S. GUTTER IS HUNTING LOST CREW IN SN017 Three r Connecticut Ilea Among Officers In Hiss ing Long Boat MATE, RESCUED,. TELL' OF LOSING STRUG GLI Poor Engines and Leaking ' Hull Sent Craft Inshore, . " He Declares , New London, March 7 Walter G. Dolbeare, of 203 Crystal avenue, o.f this city, was the first assistant en gineer ' of, the, wrecked steamer Tower. lie left Bath, Me., on the boat Dec. 10, 1913. . His wife resides here arid when the news of the disaster was told to her today she was pros--trated . ? ' Harry C Albin, formerly of 342 Bank street, this v city, who removed to New i Haven, is second assistant . "B engineer and Harry Vi I bur, of Mystic, is chief en gineer.. Seaside Park, N. J., March 7. Cfip tain Murphy and 17 members of the crew of the steamer Charlemagne Tower, Jr., Which sank near here to day, are adrift on the ocean In an open boat. The last seen of them they were going out to sea In a south easterly direction. The steamer sank In 60 feet f water, three-quarters of a mile . from shore between Cedar Creek and ForkeU River life-saving stations, six miles south of, here. H. B. Thompson, of Brooklyn, f.m mate, and three of the members of toie crew were brought ashore. The revenue cutter Itasca rea-h'l the scene after the steamer went down. The commander of the cutter was signalled from shore of the predi cament of the 18 men, and the Itaaca put to sea to search for them. Captain Murphy of the Tower ani seventeen men took to the longboat. It was so overcrowded that they wr afraid to try landing on the first of two sand -"bars where the steamer sank, and hung around hopinx that the turbulent sea would subsist. Snow fell and, when last seen, th men were so cold they could not u:" the oars and therefore could not con trol the craft. Unless found by the revenue cutters or some steamer it Is believed here all will perish. The Tower was owned by the South ern, Transportation Company wit Si wbich Charles W. Morse, of New York, is identified! ' It Is said this was th first trip of the steamer in six year and. that the crew was new to t?s officers. Thompson, mate of the Tower, af ter he came ashore, talked about the ship. He said the repairs to the ma chinery at Hampton Roads were harr and not well done. The 'engines went bad soon after putting to sea and this condition, combined with heavy seas, due to the storm, resulted in th wreck. The ship sprang leaks. Water pour ed Into the ship as through a sieve. The steam pumps kept her golnsr foi a while. . Then, with the aid of ha.nl pumps, the crew tried desperately t fight back the lnrushlng water but their struggle was unavailing" and It finally reached the engines. Captain Murphy, realizing' the dan ger, steered the boat toward the coast Friday morning and sent a wirei-n call for help to the Baregat Iife saving station. The distressed ship was first sighted off here yesterday. Ordinance to Make Trust Cos. City Depositories The public hearings before the ordi nance committee of the common coun cil on the proposed ordinance to mak trust companies depositories for city funds as well as national banks, snl on an ordinance forbidding the naln of dipped milk, have been postponf-l from Tuesday until Wednesday even ing. Aldermen Confer Over Death of Ice Plant Aldermen Whitney, Miller arid Moorey were named today by Ma.vr Wilson as a committee to confer w;t'i City Attorney Comley on an amen 1 ment to the city charter to permit ths city to establish a municipal ice plant. The proposed amendment after it x drafted will be taken before the reef, session of the legislature for approve X.