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j1 VOL. 51 NO. 56 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1915 PRICE TWO CENTS Exhausted By Tedious Progress of Her Trial PLOM'ATS: MM, .CAMTOKE mm 17 err (MGAWISO MMEi m mm Thirty-Fifth - Week of War . Finds Allies Almost Ready to Strike Concerted Blow at ', . German Forces Generals , 1' French and Joffre Await Time- to Carry Out Plans For Biggest Battle of the War. - 1 rv-'. - m.-:. .-',t rr ,-. -f ... . ? '-'I Allied Claim to "Have With 1 stood All German Attacks in " Western Line,'. While Both ' Sides in Eastern Theatre of War Are Claiming -Advan-tage--Attack On Dardanelles is Continued By Allied Fleets. ' London. March. 6 The end of the thirty-first week of the war and -the first signs of better weather conditions after a hard winter find the allied armies, in the western, theatre nearing readiness for that concerted onsiaugni on tJi Germans in the -preparation of which General JofCre and Field Mar shal Sir John French have been doing so much spare work during the last tour months. . , From the sea, through the Dunes of Flanders to Arrasain France and the British and Belgians appear today to have withstood successfully all the at tempts of - the Germans to , break through their lines while from, Arras to the snow-tipped ridges of the.Vos ges the French continue to win slow ly forward; "This is especially true in the Champagne district " although the " skillful German commanders exact a heavy price for every step gained in this section toward what the Jf rencn " hope soon will result In freeing the city of.Rheims from the attention of the German. Howitzers. ' t ' : : The unqualified optimism - with ; which, judging from the trend of the comment in - the London newspapers today, the outcome of thr approaching gigantic struggle is regarded in Great Britain, France and Russia can be at tributed largely to the remarkable re ' cuperative-' powers - shown by the troops of Emperor Nicholas. These ' soldiers. In spite f the fierce blows of , the German armies under Von Hinden i burg, have . been able not only to ' . bring Teutonic progress to a standstill ..but to .pusbtfae , , j n va ft a ra , foaria- a long virtually the -whole front until at on point at least it is admitted in Berlin, the fighting has again . moved very near to the East Prussian frontier., In the south also the Russians ap pear to - have tightened their- grip -on Galicia during the past few 'days, and they are re-occupying the Crown land of Bukowina with forces sufficient ac coding to their claims to make their tenure permanent. The Russian vie- tory over the Germanic allies in the valleys of the Lomnitz and the Lukva where 'they surrounded 20,000 Aus - trians, aa was announced, yesterday, must, it is believed in London, have a strong- influence in compelling the Ajistro-Ge rman forces again to vacate the vicinity of Czernowitz if they are still there. - , . v The country west of Warsaw - ia again being watched for Indications of another battle. Another event which is adding to the serenity with which the allies to day regard the future is the picture of British, French and Russian warships -hammering at the gates of the capi tal of Turkey with such success, ap parently, that Turkey already has de cided she- has had enough of the - Egyptian venture and Is now rushing her troops back to defend Constant! nople when the Turks asked for naval assistance. "You'd better move your capital to- Asia." Is being published prominently in London newspapers today. , 1 "Watched Submarine Attack Big Liner Nw Tork, March. 6 -The attack o J m i iAruu flb uig xxier- chant ship that flew no flag was witnessed from the bridge of the Dutch liner Ryndam in the North ' Sea about 80 miles from the British coast, according to Captain Van Den Hnevel of the Ryndam today. The attack occurred Feb. 24 and the stricken - vessel was slowly . settling to the bottom as . the Ryndam steamed away."..- - - "W heard a muffled explosion," said the captain of the Ryndam which arrived here from Rotterdam. "The Steamer had been, struck amidships. We swung out from the davits, wesaw the merchantman, lower j her own boats and some of her -crew go over - the side. Then came the vessel's wireless calls for help. In lOLminw utes or thereabouts a British des troyer steamed alongside and began searching for the submarine. The .destroyer signalled that no assistance . was needed and advised us to proceed on our . way' cautiously. This we did. "The merchantman apparently was tanking when we last saw her. She iad developed a sharp list to port. We: could not make out her name and he carried no flag. So far as I can 5udge, aha was a vessel of about 6,000 . tons register. Because she carried no flag I assume that she was not a neu tral vessel." - .' During the passage across the At lantic the Ryndam blazed out her . (Continued on Page Two) : President Appoints Rublee to Position , on Trade Commission Washington, March 6 President Wilson today gave a recess appoint ment to George Rublee, of Cornish, N". H as a member of the nw federal . trade commission. Mr. Rublee's nom ination, was not confirmeid by the Sen ate at the . last session. The Presi dent's action today completes the ' membership of the trade commission - nil ar ian bars, next -week. i.y. J - ife!SS5V M.- - "TIRED OUT," SAYS MRS. ANGLE, WHEN COURT ADJOURNS Sits Calmly Through Weary ing Cross Examination of ; ; Civil Engineer 1 am tired out," . remarked . Mrs. Helen M. Angle to a group of women friends at the. county courthouse yes terday, following the adjournment un til Tuesday of - her trial for .man slaughter in ' connection with, the death of Waldo - R. Blou, of Stam ford. - . Mrs. Angle had calmly sat through. a two-hour cross-examination of Har old A. Parsons, the engineer who had prepared diagrams of her apartments- and the stairways and I nails leading thereto. - v She gave no evidence- of emotion as- Parsons pointed out, in the map of her rooms, 'bare crimson footprints. : She followed ; the testi mony with the utmost attention and at times consulted with, her ' coun sel. '. . - . - - ; ..;:....;.-"''."; At .the conclusion of the session, Mrs. Angle went to the . sheriffs of fice, . where she had left, her outer wraps. She -was greeted by several women- friendS'-,from Stamford who had been in attendance throughout thej ffvf'-inff P7rn"itnn-Hrn fnf torhniwi witnesses. - . r'.-"r.'.', Yt "1 am tired," she told them. "The: proceedings seem to drag so. I sup pose, however, it is necessary.' Mrs. Angle,, accompanied' by her father, Leonard Blondell, left the courthouse immediately afterwards. On the , steps of the building, thy again faced a battery of " cameras, and Mrs. Angle smiled as the shut ters clicked. 'With her father, she went to Stamford to stay until court reconvenes, , Tuesday. - The theory that- a third person might have been in the Angle apart ments at, the time of Ballou's death was revived again yesterday . toy the cross-examination of Parsons. i .. Mr, Parsons said he had found the measurements of the left footprints showed a' discrepancy- of three-quarters of an inch in length. .Parsons was on the stand throughout the af ternoon session. --. DR. C. 0. HOYT, OLD SCHOOL PHYSICIAN, DEAD AT 63 YEARS ; :- -.....":. ., For Many Tears Was Promi nent Resident of West End, Active in Politics Following an illness of several months, death ' claimed Dr. Curtis C Hoyt last night . at his home 155 Col orado avenue. His death removes one of the most widely known physi cians of Bridgeport. - For many years Dr. Hoyt had . been an 1 active and prominent figure in the West End. He was a physician of the old school, genial rn manner and a lover of all the good things of life. He came to the house of afflictkm rather as a counselor and friend than as the doc tor to heal the sick. Those who were in trouble sought his advice on family matters' or whatever beset their minds as- well as on things which concerned their physical well being. For a number of years he was ac tive in Democratic politics in this city and during the administration of May or Walter B. Bostwlck he was a mem ber of the board of health. He and Mayor Bostwick were warm personal friends and for a period of about five years until the year before his death, the late Mayor Bostwick with Mrs. Bostwick made his home at Dr. Hoyt's house in State street. Dr. Hoyt was - an ardent sports man. ' In company watn mayor Bost wick, B. W. Ensign, D. Cliiford Hall, clerk of the Fire board. Alderman Walker and other well known resi dents of the Wjest End he made many hunting and fishing trips. For years he kept a fishing lodge at Bantam Lake. He was one of the original members of the California club whose club house opposite St. Mary's-by-the-Sea was a rendezvous for prominent West End citizens and politicians. Dr. Hoyt was born in Danbury on July 28, 1862 He came to Bridgeport 32 years ago when-the late Mayor .Bostwick came here from New Mil- ford and from that time until Mayor Bostwick's death he and Dr. Hoyt were warm personal friends. First he learned the flatting trade but later attended Danbury high school and also Yale Medical school from which he graduated with high honors. He was a warm personal friend of Dr. George W. Osborn. - In 1899 Dr. Hoyt mar- I - Continued on Page I. LLOUIT Representatives of Foreign Powers to Leave Capital in a Body Worst Crisis Since Vera Cruz Occupation Is Pre cipitated hy Action- Wash ington Officials Are Silent on New Developments. Bryan Refuses to Discuss Case, While Senator Smith, After Visit to White House, Sees Need of Intervention -by United States "Grossly Ex aggerated," Says Carranza's Agent of Reports, s- ' Washington, March 6 The foreign diplomatic corps in Mexico - has de cided to leave In a body. Despatches telling of the decision were received here today by European' diplomatists and forwarded to "Iheir home govern ments. The Mexican situation, topped by this latest development, was admit ted) in all quarters to be more critical than it has been at any time since Huerta precipitated the landing , of troops at Vera Cruz. . Secretary Bryan has received today no word from the' latest '.representations to Caranza ':. against General Obregon's decrees in Mexico City and his threat to, leave the capital unprotected, with water and light plans - out of com mission and the ' attendant possibili ties o looting and killing. ' , Mr. Bryan did not comment further today than to say that the situation continued to be bad.. . Some definite, development . was ex pected in diplomatic circles as the re sult of the decision of the corps of European representatives to leave the Mexican capital. Where the diploV mats would go was the . subject : of some speculation. -' Inasmuch as the conditions which are forcing them to leave are being imposed by Caranza' s commander, Obregon, it was pointed, out they hardly would go . to Vera Cruz. v-. ' i f -. ' - -, ' ' , ) Villa , has Invited the diplomatic corps to 'Join him. at.. Jfeis. capital at Chihuahua. - - To- do so, it was point ed out. might be.. -construed '' as -recognition of-his faction ' r ' -..V ' '- a . Without diplomatic representatives in Mexico City the capital, and a. large i portion of the .distracted, country would practically be cut off from the i world.. While, the. foreign colonies tn the Mexican capital have been greatly ; reduced in the last year there stilt are' many foreigners in the -country, among them i many Americans'- and Spaniards. , The Washington govern ment has been making its representa tions in behalf of all through the Bra zilian minister but, with the removal of the diplomatic corps It is feared all ."foreigners would be "at tho mercy of the factions. . -,- Carranza forces controlling the rail road to Vera Cruz are , refusing to permit travel, on the pretext that the road is needed - for military move ments. ' 1 v , . . ' Senator Smith,, of Arizona calledat 1 the "White House to-day to discuss ! the latest developments in the situa tion with President Wilson but will not see him until Monday. "We could take charge of affairs or abandon the Monroe doctrine," said he at the White, House. "Something must be done to stop the reign of an archy and set up a government which can. protect the rights of all foreign ers." . ,, - - Juan N. Amador, head 'of General Carranza's agency here, to-day de clared in a formal statement that re ports of the gravity of the situation have been "grossly exaggerated." ' He declared General Obregon would do nothing "to cause needless suffer ing." - . v ' ' ' - " "It is ridiculous to. talk of a situa tion arising similar to that which took place in Pekin during the Boxer uprising," said he. "No foreigner who conducts himself properly need fear any injury in Mexico City. General Obregon will do nothing to cause needless suffering. He will leave Mex ico City only to move, north against Villa. If General Obregon has been compelled to use drastic measures to enforce the collection of a legal tax that has been imposed, this has been entirely the fault . of the taxpayers who have endeavored, to escape the Just payment of their taxes." SHOT BY POLICE AFTER HE KILLS FOUR III STREET - Brunswick, Ga, March 6 Four men were shot and killed and Sve oth ers seriously wounded here odayby Monroe Phillips, a lumberman, who fired at random on the street. Phil lips nimself was killed by a police man, who sought to arrest -him. . One of the men killed was Hi- 1. Dunwoody, a prominent attorney. The others killed were W. M. Hack ett, an -undertaker. Rex Deavers, a po liceman, and W. P. Padgett, a former policeman. Several of : the wounded are prominent citizens of Brunswick. Worry over financial difficulties which he blamed on others, is said to have made Mr. Phillips insane. Weekly statement of the Bank of France shows a gold increase of 1, 444.000 francs, and a. gain in silver of 1,152,000 francs.. , , V WEATHER FORECAST' Rain or snow ! tonight and Sunday; fresh possibly strong northeast winds. i M1IIES, WMM NO DANGER FROM BULLETS ABOARD BURNING SHIP, SAYS F. 0. HOAGLAND " How-; would you like to be among the rescuers about a burning ship carrying in its hold, 594, cases of cartridges, or approximately 2,000,000 single loaded shells? . According to F. O. Hoagland, general works manager of the Remington Arms-U. M. Go., in this city, there is no danger. ' -Y - l" ;-v- , , Manager Hoagland said today that danger of flying bin lets in such a situation doesn't , exist. A flash of burning powder, a bullet popping slowly from the shell, and that's all, according to Mr.' Hoagland. ; , 1 Cartridges are now considered a good risk on a ship, said Mr. Hoagland. There is little danger, he said. As far as could be learned, no Bridgeporters booked pas sage on the La Touraine,' which is.Veported burning in mid ocean and which contains the ammunition cases. None book ed passage at the steamship agencies here.. GOL. HEFT DIED WITHOUT WILL; ESTATE IS BIG Widow and Son Must Fur nish $325,000 in Bonds for Adininistration ' , . That CoL Nathan H. Heft, street car magnate, v died without a will is the belief of his relatives. Search of the safe in the . colonel's library at his beautiful home in Park avenue and of the safe deposit box which the' colonel , had in the Connecticut National bank inWall street has re vealed many Valuable papers and documents but io -will. ," v ' t " . In the jjrobajte court 'tdday papers of (. administration . were Issued, to Mary . Josephine M.. Heft, widow of the. colonel, . and his son. Dr. George Stanley Heft of 668 .RJverside Drive, New r York city. Their bonds were set' at $325,000. The colonel's estate is estimated 'to? 'be more than $300, 000." , HEW HAVEN POLICE FIND COMPANION OF MAN SHOT TO DEATH Coroner Quizzes Comrade of ' Berges As Ta Incidents jfrior zo snooimg - Harry Andres, aged 22, Was brought Here today from New Haven, where he was arrested at the request of Coroner - J. J. Phelan. ; Andres is the ; man who has been missing and whom the police wanted because he accompanied Deometros Berges on the night the latter met death in this city. - - Andres was summoned before Cor oner Phelan this afternoon in the endeavor to get an inkling of the motive in Berges act, if he commit ted suicide, or fo learn - the actual manner of his death. Questioned by the New Haven offi cials as to what he knew of the af fair on Tulip street, Andres, who is technically' charged with breach of the peace, expressed surprise at the death of his- former companion. He said that when he last saw, him, Ber ges. did not have more than $2. He was sure that Berges did not have a revolver. - . , , . - "Berges and I parted good friends," Andres said . "We were in- Norwich and left for New Haven because we wanted to go in the army. m Berges was not accepted so we deemed that we would -come to Bridgeport and get work." . Augusta Hamilton, charged In city court with -maintaining a house of ill repute and the Inmates were ordered to return Saturday next. . Their trial was postponed until then at the re quest of . the coroner. At the coroner's hearing it was brought out that he had purchased a revolver in Klelnberger's store on Water, street, on the afternoon of "his death. Judge Orders Return Of Witness Missing At City Court Hearing ' Because witnesses for the prosecu tion are found to have left the city after several weeks' effort on the part of officers to locate Salvatore Dezen zo, 9 3 Hallam street, charged with assault with intent to kill John Coc chia, 87 Clarence street, the case was continued for a week in the city court today. Judge Coughlin, to whom it was presented that the witnesses had left for New Haven to get work, notified the prosecuting attorney that every effort should be made to get them back here and that in-the event it was shown that they had attempt ed io avoid testifying the law will be invoked. Several houses and barns were de stroyed by a fire at Ea-tontown, N. J. JELLIFF ESTATE WORTH $100,000; WILL ADMITTED Widow of Southport NWire Manuf apturer to Have Bulk of Property (Special to The Farmer.) Fairfield, March 6. The will of C 0. Jelliff, the wealthy wire manu facturer, who died here several weeks ago, was admitted' to probate to-day by Judge Bacon .- Wakeman. His widow; Anraa,- is ' the greatest benefi ciary of an Estate that is estimated to be in the neighborhood of $100,000. . Monroe R. Perry, son-in-law, of the late i Mr. , Jelliff, . and Eva , Gertrude Perryi daughter of Mr; Jelliff are the other- large beneficiaries. The first clause in the - will, which was drawn; March 15, 1912 provides for the payment of all debts against his estate. " To his granddaughter, Gertrude M. Perry, $500: is bequeath ed." : '.' . . '- In. the event that the plant 'of the C. O. Jelliff Manufacturing corpora tion is sold, it is provided that $2,000 of the proceeds be turned over to the trustees of the ' Southport M. El church, the income to be used to help in paying the salaries of the minis ters. ; If the church society cease to exist, it is provided the 'foreign mis sionary societies of the , church shall receive the bequest. Shares in the C. O. Jelliff corpora tion, of which Mr. Jelliff was rthe founder and main stockholder, are divided as follows: One-half to a daughter, Eva Gertrude Perry; one quarter to his wife, Anna L. Jelliff, and the remaining one-quarter to Monroe Perry, a. son-in-law. 1 " '- All the rest of the estate is be queathed to the 'widow. , His daugh ter is named as, executrix and his son-in-law as executor.'' They have qual ified under bonds of $100. -Winthrop H. Perry, Richard ( G. Demarest and Charles M. Gijman 'were witnesses to the testament. ' ; The Jelliff estate is 'believed to be in the; neighborhood . oi ? iuu.uuu. ; mr. Jelliff came to Southport 35 years ago and began a small wire manufactur ing business. It grew to its present large proportions. v He was vice president of the. South port Savings, bank, secretary ! of the Pequot Library association and prom inently connected with Southport M. E. church affairs. . .Continued on Page 4.) Business Is Good, Reports Chamberlain, , , Burr &' Knapp Trustee The Burr & Knapp estate has a balance; on hand of $14,565.88, ac cording to the report of Trustee in Bankruptcy John C. Chamberlain fil ed today with Referee John W. Banks. This report covers from January 17 to March 5. The balance on January 17 was $8,421.96 so the business is ap parently flourishing. ' The receipts were $19,647.78. These include $10,475.79 income from mort gages and $1,455.67 from rents. The only other big item was $2,000 bal ance from the sale of the insurance business. The total disbursements were $13,503.86. The largest expen diture was $7,249,43, which represent ed secured claims paid. The sum of $2,653.04, the proceeds of real estate tales, was . deposited in the First-Bridgeport National bank pending the settlements of the suit over: certain mortgages. The report was accepted by Referee Banks. FORTY HOURS' DEVOTION N AT ST. AUGUSTINE'S Forty hours' devotion will open'to morrow morning in St. Augustine's church with a solemn high mass at 10:30 o'clock. Confessions will be heard by visiting priests Sunday and Monday from 3:30 to 5:80 o'clock and in the evening from 7:30 to 9 o'clock. Masses on Monday will be celebrated at 5:30,' 7:00 and 8:15. The, services will close on Tuesday morning with a solemn high mass at 8:15. India's contribution to the war for the financial year beginning April 1, next, will be 47,500,000. W G M EfflnO-dDC French Steamer Has Fierce Blaze in Hold, Report ! to Lloyds' in London Passengers Include j Doctors and Nurses Going to American Ambu-1 lance Corps in France Five Vessels in Dash j to Save Passengers and Crew New Haven j Man Reported To Be Aboard London, March 6 The steamship La Tourairue, owned by , the Gompagnie Generate Transatlantique, is afire at sea. Sev eral steamers have gone to her assistanoe. The burning steam er is reported by wireless to be at Lat. 48.06 north, and Long. 20.14 west. The position. indicated is about I 00, miles from Havre, her destination. ' ; , ' ' War Supplies in Hold In the hold of the steamer are millions of rounds of cart ridges and other munitions of , war, besides clothing and other ! supplies consigned to the allies.. , , ; First news of the disaster was received by Lloyds from the ! wireless station at Valentia, Ireland. The message said that the j steamers Rotterdam, .Swanmore, Gornishman, Arabic and oth ers have gone to her assistance. " ', Passengers and Crew Safe . , .... '. It has. been' unofficially reported in marftime circles that the crew and passengers are safe.. ' A message received at Queehstown says ths fire on La Touraine is "fierce." Further details, however, are not given. The London offices of the Gompagnie Gerierale Transatlan tique, is without information regarding the ship, it wa3 an MILLIONS OF CARTRIDGES nr:D GUNS IN HOLD OF New - Xork, March , 6. When La Touraine. sailed from this port last Saturday she had aboard, 84 passen gers, of whom 38 were in the first cabin, the remaining 46 being in the steerage.. At the local offices of the French Line it was said- that no . information regarding the La Touraine had been received. . Maritime circles, however. received word from abroad that all the passengers and, crew were safe but this -information was not , con firmed. i . : ' 1 On board La Touraine were 4,94 cases of .cartridges intended for use in the European war. The first "cab in - passenger list follows: Auguste Goulet, Montreal ; Gaston Levy, New York; B. . Feinberg, Brooklyn; Dr. V J.' L. Wheelwright, New , York; Dr. , J.' C. Walker, New Xork ;,. Mrs. J. C. Walker, New. York; Miss - Cecil Wettach, "Bainbridge, Mass.; Louis : Gautrand,, Poughkeep siev N. Y. ; Mrs. Agnes Craib, Havana ; Miss Helen Craib, Havana; Jules Simeon : Treault, Montreal ; Ralph Simpson, New Haven; Edmond Fra- vel, Montreal; Benoit Delpuech, New York; Eugene Masset, San Francis co; Joseph L. Maurer, New York; Emile Tares, New York; "Mrs. Alice O. Andrews, Boston; Master Ralph Andrews, Boston ; Francois Repus seau, New York; Wood Fosdyck, New York; Robert" Alphonse, New York; Raymond Rolf Swobda; New York; Paul Fagiiet, general agent French, Line, New York. . Also the following physicians i and nurses bound from the French hospi tal in New York city to the American ambulance lA France, -are: Joseph L. Wheelwright; T. C. .Walker, W. G. Braddock, A O. Jiminis and John S. Irwin. The nurses, all of whom are graduates pf the French hospital in New York, are the Misses Marie Mc Cormick, Dorothy O'Connell. Eugenia H. Lyons, Victoria Franchort, Flor ence Gordon, Ellen O'Hanlon, Mollle McGrath, Nellie Burdette Parsons and Beda Laurentia Peterson.- The vessel was under command of Captain Caussin, it was said, with M. Gaillard.as second captain. . Two wire less operators, Messrs. Sagot and Vid ment, were aboard. ' Stored away in the vessel's hold was a cargo, the nature of which caused keen apprehension as to the vessel's fate when It became known that a , LA TOURAINE MADE IN VOLTURNO AND La Touraine is one of the older trans-Atlantic liners, having been built in 1891. Since she was launch ed. La Touraine has played an inter esting part in the history of ocean travel. She 1 arrived in New Xork on October 28, 1918, with 42 persons which she rescued from the Uranium Liner Volturno which burned at sea with the loss of 13 lives. Captain Caussin was one of the first com manders of rescue steamers to get a boat over- in the heavy sea; to aid in the rescue work. The captain and crew were decorated with medals for their bravery on this occasion. It was the captain of La Touraine who warned the Titanic of the pres ence of icebergs in her cows. n Liiii. i BURNING STE1 LEO fire was raging aboard. Chief of the cargo was 4,594 cases of cartridges for the belligerents. , Wireless stations along the Atlantic seaboard directed vain queries through the air to the burning ship and the little fleet of rescuers report ed to -be around her. It was thought , the wireless - plants aboard' those steamers were too weak to send back their answers across the long span. All news o"f the Touraine's fate, it was thought, would have .to come from the ! other side of the Atlantic. Officials of the line in this city gave out no information as to the vessel's plight. They had heard the report that her passengers and crew ' were safe but had no verification In addition to the 4,595 cases of cartridges, she carried 139 rapid-fire guns, it . was said, and a varied assort ment of supplies for the allies, both foodstuffs and clothing. Twelve hun dred tons of her cargo consisted of uniforms, cloth for uniforms, sweaters and socks for soldiers in the, trenches. There were -1,500 cases of machinery aboard, as well as many hundred wagon wheels and 275 bars of silver. RALPH SIMPSON. SAID TO BE ON LA TOURAINE IS SAFE IN NEW HAVEN New Haven, March 6. Ralph Simp son, a bank clerk in this city, -who was at his desk, to-day, said he knew ot no other. Ralph Simpson in Ke-jv Haven whose name appears in the passenger list of the "steamer La Tou raine. Inquiry among those of the name Qf Simpson failed to identify the steamer passenger. Steu.msh.ip line agents here had no bookings on the Touraine. '...." " ON WAY TO MEET III SI5 A.VI) Lynn, Mass., March! 6. Jtfrs. Alice Andrews, of this city, who with her son Ralph, were among the passen gers on the steamer La Touraine was on her' way to Join her husband, Ed ward E. Andrews, who is employed by the French government as an au tomobile demonstrator.' Mr. Andrews left for Paris last 'fall and last week cabled his wife to Join him. She left the home of her brothers here on Feb. 2 6. MARITIME HISTORY TITANIC DISASTERS Once .. before the steamer was threatened by fire when flames were discovered iff the " staterooms while she lay at her dock in Havre on Jan. 21. 1903. There were no passen gers aboard and the damage was not serious. ' '"-.-, . , When the European war began the entire carrying capacity of Touraine was reserved for Americans struggling for passage home from France. She arrived ,in -New York December 18, 1914, thirty -six hours overdue be cause of hurricanes she encountered. High seas swept her decks while tha passengers were battened down toe low. ' . The steamer is of 3,378 tons; 529 feet -tong with a beam of 56 faet and. a depth of 34.