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VOL. 51 NO. 27
, BRIDGEPORT, CONN., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1915 PRICE TWO CENTS i ' CITY SOAKS IN RECORD FALL OF RAIMAUD SLEET Observer Jennings .Reports Two and One-Half Inches of Water XITTLE LIKELIHOOD OF SOON, CLEARING Storm is General Through out the East Chicago t In Icy Grip V One of the biggest rainfalls noted in . this section since the big flood of 1906 (s still in progress after a continuation Df 30 hours ' during which snow ' and rain have" mingled in -filling the street, Fivers, . outlying.' farm lands and in tome instances 'unprotected cellars. - Since the beginning of the snow fall : yesterday . morning - a total precipitar lion.of 2.41 inches had fallen at noon kciday according ' to figures taken by A William r Jennigs,- official - weather re porter for theTJ. S.; Meteorological de partment." Of this total precipitation ' two full inches, were rain and the bal nce from 1 1-2 inches of snowfall. - Another feature worthy of note is the wide 'range in temperature, .which . " yesterday went .Tip 22 degrees. These two unusual records combine merely as odd factors in the general weather conditions, obtaining throughout the east Which whow every indication that -the period of rain may continue for at least a week more. The barometer to i day is stationary at 2J:86 In explaining the situation tdday, Observer Jennings said that there are two storm areas which have met near ly over the state of ' New Jersey 'and that there were no indications of pres ' Jhures which would drive them away from Connecticut for some time to come. -r . v ', '- . While the storm abated somewhat during the early business hours today, by 8 o'clock the downpour ."was violent. The streets ran in : rivulets, -streams N and pools, which 'a large street elean ' Ing force attempted to overcome by keeping the sewer -'openings free. In some instances these became stopped -with the result thatc roiiswalks were! - Ct coded.'- .. . .- t - . 7 ' " ''' . On the streets, even the heaviest' . coats And 'umbrellas .'were insufficient j s to keep' put the storm. Street--.--cars ' did jl good -business and "kept normal j , schedules well though they often ! ploughed through continuous pools of' , water . to' a. depth of six or more in ches. ' . -. :- ' " ..' " v -. . ': Though the river had not; risen ' jercepti-bly .in Bridgeport up county ,. -reports showed that it i was rising rapidly. " In farming sections it- was said that the ground would, get little - v Ibeneflt from the rain as it was .firm ly frozen on top and that the great est damage would be to fall-plowed and 'fertilized grounds. -' Chicago in Storm's Grasp; Chicago, Feb. 1 -Telegraph and tel ephone' companies were hampered to day by a. sleet storm which extended widely in all directions from Chicago. Ice-coated wires broke and communi cation to many cities was cut off. In this city the , slippery walks brought minor injuries to scores of persons. - SENATE IS READY FOR LONG BATTLE On SHIPPING BILL '.; - Democrats Get Permission -to Move Cots Into Presi dent's Room. Washington, . Feb. -1. Preparations- Tor continuing the siege in the ship purchase bill situation were apparent to-day at the outset. - Both sides ar ranged to relay speakers throughout fthe day and night and to-morrow. The Senate assembled promptly- at 10 o'clock but so" many Senators were late It was more than half an hour before a quorum was present. '--. , "We propose to keep the Senate in continuous, session," declared Major ity Leader Kern. " 1 : - Senator Stone, from the Democratic Bide, announced that he proposed to give tne .Republicans some, enlighten ment" to-morrow if he could find an opportunity to "wedge in on the Re publican speeches." . ; Prospects of a cloture rule if the Relentless opposition of Republicans phould continue were being discussed -in Democratic circles. When Senator Smith, of Michigan resumed his speech. Senator. Walsh challenged his statement that there were 600,000 unemployed men in New TTork City.' In the last election' said Sena tor Walsh,;"the total vote in the city tor governor was 481,000 odd, so the Senator means to say that there are more unemployed men in the city of New York than there are voters." The White -House, got tangible evi dence of -the activity of the Demo crats when a request arrived today for permission to install cots in the President's room by Democratic Sen ators to keep near the chamber day Mid night for a roll call. The Pres ident readily agreed. Senators Sherman, . 'Weeks, Page vand others kept up a running fire of questions with the Michigan Senator, relating to business conditions and the - shipping bill was entirely ignor--ed in the argument. Senator Fletcher, in charge "of the bill, declared, "We are prepared to stay right here until we force a vote on this bill." v - r , The climate of Egypt has- been changing in a remarkable manner in the last few years. Rain fell in tor Tents in Alexandria during the celebra tion of the accession of the new sultan. NEWSPAPERMAN SOON WILL BE POSTMASTER! CHARLES F. GREENE GREENETO TAKE UP P. 0. DUTIES FIRST OF MARCH '' -' - . - ' Former Newspaperman's Selection by, Donovan Gives Satisfaction. The nomination by President Wilson of C; F. Greene, a former newspaper man, , for the postmastership of Bridgeport, has met with widespread approval here. Mr. Greene's 'name will be confirmed by the Senate in the regular form, and he will take charge of the Bridgeport -office, March 1, suc ceeding W". H..( Marigold, 17. years postmaster- " , Charles Farnum Greene is a native son.! He was born in Bridgeport and has ! lived here practically all. his life. He is the son of the late William and Sarah Jane Tucker Greene. His fath er was a soldier in the Civil War and his ancestprs fought in the Revolu tionary war and ' French and Indian wars.. . His parents Were old residents of .Bridgeport and were widely known herei v For many years Mr. Greene's father conducted a restaurant here and laterfor-a short time he, removed the business to Danbury. "He was in business there about two years. The family resided in George street, in the North End. ' ? , Mr. Greene was born in the family home there and with- the exception of the- two years spent in Danbury lived there until early manhood. He atr tended te Grand street, school. While he was a boy his parents removed to Danbury, where his father conducted a hotel in Whitevstreet. . Mr A Greene's first school days were as a pupil at the Balmforth avenue school in the Hat tingtown. . '-.- s- - ' -- Later ,his parents returned to Bridgeport and for a number of years his father conducted a restaurant in Wall street. His father, died about 15 years ago.: His mother has ben dead about four years. After coming with his parents to' Bridgeport Mr. Greene attended Grand street school and la ter was graduated from Turner's Bus iness college, then located in the Stur tevant building in Mailt street. ; After his graduation Mr. Greene was for a short time a . clerk in the jewelry , store of G. W. Fairchild & Sons. . Then he obtained a position as "cub" reporter-on the old Morning Union. Even before he was a voter he was actively interested in politics and was a Democrat by choice. From the Union he went to the New 'ton don Telegraph when Theodore Boden wein controlled that newspaper. -In New London as in Bridgeport Mr. Greene took an active i Aerest in civic affairs. ,He joined the volun teer fire' department there, also sev eral fraternal societies." i At the city election there the Democratic party made him its candidate for -city clerk and Mr. Greene made the best run ever made by a candidate for similar office of the party there, failing of election by .only 20 votes. ,..-.- - . Shortly afterwards the late F. 1 R. Swift, then proprietor of the Bridge port and Waterbury Heralds, recog nizing Mr.' Greene's ability as a news paperman and his quick grasps of public affairs placed him in charge (Continued on Page Two) , WEATOGUE CLUB LIKELY TO REMAIN IH PRESENT HOME Subscriptions for Stock Not Large Enough' to Warrant Lines Purchase - (Special to The Farmer.) Stratford, Feb. 1 -Members of the Weatogue Golf club will meet to night to decide, upon the purchase of the Lines , property with adjacent lands for the erection of their, new elub house. . Though options have been held for some time upon the lands needed for the new site, it is said that stock subscriptions for the Venture have not been as widely tak en as was expected, with the proba ble result that it will be determined tonight that the options cannot be taken up at this time. The prevailing sentiment of mem bers is for the new club, but unless considerable money can be raised be fore nightfall, or the various prop erty owners are willing to extend the options taken the project- is likely to fall through at this time. , , The club at present has a building and links in Stratford under- lease, but were " anxious to enlarge their course and have the homestead on the Lines property remodelled into a more comfortable clubhouse. -. ' - i I " ' " - - t. 1 HIMTnUri I 1111110 lYi I I blil-LL II Hid; ROCKEFELLER'S PLAN FOR PEACE Former Head of Mine Work ers Tells Federal Probers It's "Absurd"' SAYS OWNERS WOULD HAVE BIG INFLUENCE Compensation for Workmen Will Mean Saving of Lives, ' Is His Belief New. York, Feb. 1. "Simply ab surd," was the manner in which John Mitchell, former president of the Unit ed Mine Workers of America and now a member of the ' state workmen's compensation commission,' to-day characterized before the federal in dustrial relations commission the Rockefeller plan of - settling ... labor troubles in Colorado. - "No good can come out of such a plan," , said Mr. Mitchell. . "The un organized men can be depended upon to select to represent them only men the bosses want. . They may not be directly Influenced to do -. this . but there will, be an indirect influence which -they cannot resist. . .-r ' - "We have-gone through such a thing before. ' The slogan 'We might, as well starve : idle as starve working' will naturally be raised, again just as It was during 1900 in the-anthracite fields." Mr. Mitchell's reference was to the plan of collecting suggested by Rock-i efeller interests by W. L. MacKen- zie King, former commissioner of La bor of Canada,, who was recently em ployed by the Rockefeller foundation to conduct an investigation Into in dustrial relations. . . 1 , J Mr. Mitchell thought ' the referen dum and recall was of an advantage to . labor. ' Speaking of compenstion for workmen Mr. Mitchell sain it was effective in more ways than one. ; "When." said- he. "it costs more to kill a man than, it do.es to save him the employers will save -their wort -ers." " ' , : It generally follows, Mr. , Mitchell asserted, that where men in the coal mining industry are unorganized, the death rate is higher and- the wage rate lower. , Wherte men are.unorr. ganized they are" inclined vto : take risks that organized- men -will, not take, he said. , "" . . The concentration of industry has worked to retard -the development ef labor, Mr. Mitchell said. It,-ap-peared, he added, that the financial institutions were able to "control the situation." He cited as an example the settlement of he anthracite coal strike of 1902, when J. P. Morgan-& Co. took. yart. 7 ; Referring to wage conditions in the Pennsylvania anthracite region, he said they were yab out 40 per cent, higher now than before the settle men te of the strike. There had also ;been a decided improvement in the social and , living conditions as a result of- settlements -by the miners. Shacks in many instances had been replaced with comfortable homes and there was general improvement all along the line, particularly in the' mat ter - of intellectual and moral condi tions. '' - - - Commissioner Weinstock questioned Mr. Mitchell about the charge made by operators that the , United Mine Workers of America were law break ers and contract breakers. Mr. Weinstock read to the witness the so called "Call to arms" made to min ers of Colorado by the officials of the United Mine Workers of America. "It has been, my' opinion," replied Mr.' Mitchell, "that a man who comes into court must come with . clean hands. When the . Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. called the United Mine Work ers of America law breakers they themselves were constant and per sistent breakers of the law..- As; for the "Call to i arms" if I had been in Colorado I would not have signed that order. . - 1 -. ' .;. - "However, it was signed two or three days after Ludlow. ' What was fthe condition of - the minds ' of the workers at the time t J. hat nas to be taken into consideration. , 1 Re member that they believed their wives and babies had been murdered by the guards employed by the .Colorado Fuel & Iron Co." '" " . ; " ': At this point the, hearing was ad journed. It was announced that J. P. Morgan was to -be first witness to be examined this afternoon. SOLO WAY NAMED CO-RESPONDENT II DIVORCE ACTION New Haven Man Accused By Samuel Hornstein of This City Morris Soloway, a prominent New Haven resident, is named as co-re spondent in a divorce suit brought by Samuel Hornstein ofHhis city against Rose Hornstein of New York. It is alleged that between the dates or April l, iau ana oepiemoer i. 1914, Mrs. Hornstein and. Mr. Solo- way , were too friendly. The par ties in the action were married in January. 18 93. Mrs. Hornstein's maiden name was -LLase Weinstein. There are four mmor children and the husband asks the superior court to give him their custody. Deputy Sheriff Wieler served papers today in the action, which is returnable to the February term. Two freak kittens belonging to the home of John" Mann of Bay Minetta Ala., have front feet with claws and I hinrt feat like a. ra-hbit. , nn mm m L-0 ia J H liUil mm lUaEliiiibiMliy II Last Minute News Of the War J Berlin,' Feb. 1 Official despatches received in Berlin today from Constantinople announce that the Turkish fleet on, Jan. 26 successfully, , shelled a Russian military place in-the west coast of Jhe Black Sea. ' - - ' . London, Feb. 1 A message received here this afternoon from Southport says that a German submarine, supposedly the U-21, was seen off there early this morning.' Southport is a seaside resort of England jn the Irish Sea, 18 miles north of Liverpool. , '' - -' . x Berlin, Feb. 1 Reports to the Oversejas News Agency from Paris say that the French torpedo boat 219s has been sunk off Nieuport. Belgium. It is also reported through the same source that German aeroplanes have succeeded inj throwing some bombs on the French town of Bailleul,' nine miles east of Haze brouck and near the Belgian frontier.' SUMMARY OF TODAYS WAR NEWS' Heavy fighting has been resum ed along the Warsaw front in Poland after . a long period . of ; comparative activity. An official communication front Petrograd describes battles along the Vis tula near Borjimow where, it is t said,' Germans are dislodged with ' bayonets from trenches they had captured, two companies of their snldiera beine almost annihilated. - The Germans later undertook an . attack upon the Russian advance --trenches and , succeeded .in . get- . ting one position, r . .. - The -Russian occupation .... of . 5 TPabriz, s Northern. Persia unoffi cially reported last week, is an nounced today by the Russian war office which says that the. - Turkish army in that vicinity was put to flight! . . A - despatch from Athens states : that Greece is engaged actively in , ,x military preparations": and that she will assist Serbia,-in case of invasion . 1 by : ' Austro-German - forces. T . !,u ;. ' The report that Germany has - entered -definitely on a policy of 0FFiaiRPl0RTS ON THE WAR GERMAN Berlin, Fefb. 1 By wireless to. Say- yille, N.' T. The official statement is sued today by. the German army headquarters' says:' ' . "In the western war theater there is nothing important to report. , ; "On - the ;east Prussian - frontier nothing new occurred. -, To the south west of.Mlawa, north of the 'Vistula river (northern Poland-) - the Rus sians were driven out of" some places which they - had occupied the day before. ' .-v "On the' German front (central Po land)' south of the Vistula, the Ger mans gained further territory.' : , 'South of the Pilica, river, (south ern Poland) the German attacks were renewed." RUSSIAN Petrograd, Feb. 1 A communica tion issued last night by the general staff of the Russian army reports some further progress in east Prus sia and desperate, fighting on the left bank of the Vistula.' In the region around Borjimow the Russians claim to have recaptured a trench lost to the Germans on; the preceding day and declare that counter-attacks of the Germans were repulsed everywhere except In one of the Russian saps which the -.Germans captured. The statement follows-: "In the forest to - the north of Gumbinnen and Pillkallen our troops, continuing "the conflict, have made progress at some points. "On the left bank of the Vistula on January 30, a desperate combat was under way. In the region of Borjimow the Germans, who had cap tured one of our trenches on the preceding day, were attacked by us after nightfall. After an extremely tenacious struggle we succeeded with REICH CASES SOON TO BE ADJUDICATED IN BANKRUPTCY COURT Confirmation of the composition re cently made by Rosa Reich was re ceived by Referee John W. Banks in the bankruptcy court to-day, the ti tle to property thereby becoming re vested in her name. It is understood that the matter of Benjamin Reich, in which a composition was offered when the Toggery Shop ' went into bankruptcy will soon likewise be closed by final confirmation. A hearing will be held on Tuesday next at 2 o'clock to settle a question of title to livery equipment in pos session 6f the Hale Hotel Company, which has operated, the Newtown Inn at Newtown. It is alleged that a con ditional biU of sale had been made on certain livery property now held by the comnfifnv. n 11) lllii P"q XMH Wit. IF FflWF till . -V.il !u J u , i -.II I , y ja . re ' destroying ; England's maritime ' commerce by the use ' of sub- - marines is corroborated by Ger man newspapers which speak of the sinking of British merchant- ' men during the past few days as a new course of .action which Jt is hoped will produce striking re sults. Five vessels have been tor- . " pedoed, three in the Irish Sea and t two in-the English Channel. ' The . - German papers lay stress upon i , the long range of th submarine ( whose- ability -to operate as far . as l,Q0O miles- from their base distinctly 'Increases the menace to shipping. . : a .. . x The violent German attacks in Poland, along the Warsaw front, are Interpreted by Russian mili tary authorities as an indication that : the , German conmander, Field Marshal Von Hindenburg, - has.- determined to inaugurate a , feneral offensive and strike once - more at Warsaw. The Overseas - News Agency announces that "re- i .ports have been received from Paris to the effect that a French torpedo boat had been sunk off the Belgian . coast. the aid of a bayonet charge, in - dis lodging the enemy from - the trench, We almost .annihilated entire com anies of Germans, captured three officers and more than 60 soldiers and also took a rapid-firing gun. ' "In the Carpathians the fighting continues along the . front .between Mount Iukla and Mount Wyszko. Generally speaking, our positions along this, front are secure. - As to the left wing, the front .between Naig nia Polianka and Lotovisk we are progressing satisfactorily and every day we take some prisoners. "In Bukowina there has been noth ing more than unimportant encoun ters 'between advance guards." . FRENCH Paris, Feb. 1. The French war office this afternoon gave , out an official re port on the progress of the war which reads as follows; . ;"The day of Jan: 31 was marked, as had been January 30, by artillery fight ing which was particularly spirited In all the northern, region. "'To the southeast , of Tpres the Ger mans endeavored to attack our trench es to the : north -but, this movement was checked by the combined efforts of our artillery and infantry. "Along the entire Aisne front from the junction of this river with the Oise as far as Berry-Au-Bac, our bat teries were successful at certain points in .demolishing trenches in course of construction as well as shelters, for machine gun a and in silencing several mine throwers as well as certain ar tillery detachment of the enemy. "From Champagne to the northeast of Mesnil-Les-Huerles we perfected our organization in a little forest of which we took possession the day be fore yesterday. "Jan. 31 was relatively calm in the Argonne where the Germans seem to have suffered heavily in the recent fighting." John J. Moran to Get Southington P. O. Job Southington, Conn., Feb. 1 John Ji Moran, chairman of the Democratic town committee, was nominated, by the President as postmaster at Southington, today, according to word received here by Mr. Moran from Congressman Lonergan, of the First district. The office carries a salary of 12,300. Two Pennsylvania freight train crashed head-on at Sizernville, Pa. Wallace Chatterdon, a brakeman, was instantly killed. THE WEATHER. Rain or snow tonight and Tuesday ; . -strong northeast winds. 1 y J I , Vi Ia iS) a H IuIm H ia Belfast Cancels All Sailings Following Sinking of Five Merchantmen By Submarines Further Activities Feared By Ship Owners of Great Britain Submarine. Operates Successfully More'Than 1,000 Miles From Home Base. London, Feb. 1 Germany has undertaken a policy of a submarine blockade of British ports that today has paralyzed coastwise shipping.- Ship owners of Belfast this morning suspended all sailings, following the announcement of the destructive work by Ger man submarines during the past forty-eight hours. Eucpuraged by the successful campaigns of the submarines, when more than 1,000 miles from the home base of supplies, the Germans are said to be preparing for a more rigid coast blockade. .British, shippers, in view of the loss of five big mer chantmen in the last two days, are acting with the greatest cau tion.' ''"'.' .''..'.' -r ,' Five Merchant Ships Lost. The two British merchant steamers torpedoed by the Ger mans off Havre are the largest commercial vessels that have a3 yet fallen victims to German submarines; the three ships sunk in the lrish Sea were all small .coasters. ' v -The belief expressed yesterday that the raider could not remain for more than a few hours in waters so far, removed from: his base has. been exploded by the news that the mail steamer Leinster encountered a German .submarine off Dublin on Sunday, 24 hours after the sinking of the three coasters. ' Therefore it would seem probable that the raider : renewed his supplies of food and fuel from the coaster Linda Blanche be fore sending her -to the bottom. ; . RUSSIAN TAKE TABRIZ, PERSIA, IN CAMPAIGN OVER VAST ARMAS London! Feb. 1. Reports of Rus sian operations oven a vast area con tinue to come from the continent. The Russian occupation of Tabroz, in Per sia, has been confirmed and the Rus-j sian army which pushed the Turks out" of the provincial capital of Persia, after their brief staythere, is sweep ing to the south and to-the west on the heels of the retreating Turks. T-n Cn.rrathians shars flgh ting- took place v Sundays in , the ' forest where the Russians are striving to re tain a command of the passes and keep te way open behind them. , - Berlin says that the situation in all; parts of the- Carpathian theatre oi war is favorable. ' -s 1 Vienna reports the resumption of hostilities in eastern Serbia, following a period of quiet enforced , by the floods.' . In France and Flanders the situa tion shows no striking change al though . harl fighting has continued during the past 24 hours near La Baa-, see and in , the Argonne. The allied armies will be largely reinforced with new troops in the next fortnight. - The . resignation of George Lede bour, .member-of the Reichstag and Social Democratic leader, from the ex ecutive committee of the Socialist faction in the Reichstag has given rise to rumors of a split in the German Socialist party. Germans Are Planning New Warsaw Attack JPetrograd, Feb. 1 Russian mili tary authorities believe that Field Marshal Von Hindenburg is planning another thrust at Warsaw, and that in fact already is developing a gen eral attack along the Warsaw front. Military activity recently has been confined to limited spheres but the events -of the last few days are re garded as indicative of a change in tactics. -Especial significance is at tached to the great violence with which ' the Germans are resuming their attacks in the Wyszogrod dis trict at the junction of the 'Bzura and Vistula rivers and further south near Bolimow. ' In East Prussia the Russians ' are gradually extending their lines to the nerthward. The most recent develop ment in that section is the raid across the frontier north of Tilsit where are located German granaries containing large stores of rye, flax and bread stuffs. ., Re-occupation by the Russians of Tabriz while of little importance strategically, is considered of signi ficance here. All of the operations in the region against Turkey, according to statements made here today, are now taking place on Turkish and Per sian soil, Russian territory having been freed of the Turks. The occupation of Tabriz was pre ceded by a battle at Sophian, seven miles northwest of the. city, -which toaa flpfnnded - bv Kurds. Thev were attacked by mounted Cossacks who charged repeatedly with their lances, engaging the Kurds hand to hand. The Turks after their defeat at Sophian evacuated Tabriz and re treated toward Maragha, , Petrograd, Feb. 1 The Russians officially announce the occupation of Tabriz, Persia, in a communication from the staff of the army in the Caucasus. The official statement says: "In the fighting below Tabriz the Turks lost four field guns, provisions, munitions and many prisoners. Hav ing been cut off from Tabriz and suf fered heavy losses they took to flight. On Jan. 30 we occupied Tabriz. "Other fronts are without material change." ; - ' ( Zeppelin Relic In . Bridgeport's Hands Soon to Be Displayed. The only relics of Zeppelin air ships held in Bridgeport and possibly in America are those in the posses sion of Robert R. Ferrett, of the Bridgeport towing company, that are soon to be placed upon eabibltioxi In the windows of Lyon & Grumman on Fairfield avenue. The owner of these treasured, pos- . sessions has a section of aluminum frame, several pieces of the silk bal- : loon bag and some minor pieces of rwood of the big ship No. 2, which. he personally ' saw ' wrecked near Stuttgart, Duchess of , Wurtiembucg, Germany In August 1908. Zeppeline No. 2, was the original of the great fleet - now attacking--English and French shore towns, and the one over which Count Zeppelin and the King of Wurtemburg; cried as they viewe'd the wreckage. It is the. predecessor of one of the big ma chines that recently boanbanded Cux haven. ' Speaking of tlis- relics today JTerw, rett said: "My brother, a genUemaa! from Denver and Z were at Stutt gart when word came that the No. 3, was to make the return flight from, Frederlckshaven, where she waa. built, to Berlin. We watted until 4 a. m. until qhe passed over the city. It was great to see the enormous' machine pass over our heads. "A few minutes later we saw her descending and crash i into a large corpse of trees, take fire and burn up. We were rushed to the spot in an.-; automobile and managed to get near the huge air-craft before the sol diery established lines and forced the thousands of curious onlookers away. I took the opportunity of severing this piece of aluminum, wood and silk fibre which I brought home with me. The recent air-raids recalled them to my mind. I shall let Lyon & Grum man have them for display with, their-, Imitation cannon." ' - It is said that these ships of the air are longer and nearly as big in girth as our largest - ocean liners. BRIDGEPORT GETS $27,135 FROM SALE OF LIQUOR LICENSES. The city of Bridgeport received $27, 135 from the sale of liquor licenses during the month of January, accord ing to the report of the . county com missioners. The county got $3,510 and the other amounts distributed were. Huntington, $405; Norwalk, $405; West port, $405; Danbury, $2,160; Stratford, $215; Fairfield, $5S5; Ridgefield, $45. SEEKS AID OF COURT TO PARTITION PROPERTY. In order to have a partition of cer tain Newtown property, Lillian Ryan of this city has breught suit against Michael Ryan of thiB city. In papers filed to-day in the common pleas court it is claimed that the plaintiff and defendant own three parcels of property in common. The .tire tract is valued at $1,500. If a part tion cannot be , made the plaintiff wants the court to order a sale tit-. vision of the property.