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THE FARMER : JULY 29, 1915
aLlAN -'PAPER HOLDS BELGIM i i n HKiiiPiiTnni 'JM5. UHf tU KM. Berlin,' -July 2&. The Nord Deutsch 'Zoitung: TaeKa.il the publication, today of a series of -documents, purporting- to ' ba secret Belgian diplomatic, reports found in Brussels by the Germans and describing international political af afirs from time of tha Moroccan crsia-' until the beginning- of the pres-, ent conflict, The purpose of their pub lication is to prove . that ... Germany maintained a, peaceful ; attitude throughout this period. 1 , .' ' , ' The papers published today include alleged reports made to ; Baron De Fa '"vorearu, , former Belgian foreign mln fistr,: by Count tDe Lalainge, former Belgian minister. Baron Grendl, min ister ,;, to Berlin, and Count Dursel, ichar ,: d'affaires at Berlin. , -Jrhese re ! porfc?datefrom. 1903 and deal. With Eu-i ' ropean politics, especially the attitude :of the triple entente towards Germany, j Count ' LjaJainge. and. Baron. G-rendi Sere Quote das having reported in Feb iruary, :1905 that British hostility to . Gerrnany as caused by:; Jealously of "the latter. ,,- ; . j Mafon Grendl is said to nave been the 'author of a. letter- written. Septem i her 23, 1905, praising the triple, alliance, ; led .' :v Jeriany, f "Bavhig ijjnain- taine j -. iuropeiu peada for SO.-, years ; and aaclanng the new dsposition of j the ' British- fleet was ' "unquestionably ; direited against Germany. The same i minister is quoted as having asserted in a later letter that King Edward was hostile to Germany, and that Ger many's isolation was the aim of Brit ish policy. . - - ! . AH the letersi printed emphasize ef forts said t& have Jbeen made by Great -Britain" to - form a coalition- against Germany,: : BRUSSELS FINED ANOTHER MILLION Paris, July 29 Another fine of 41,000,000 has. heen imposed on the i city o Brussels by the German' -au- thonties in consequence of" .the"' tle i struction of a 2eppelm" dingtble-bal-; loon at Evere-by allies' aviators," ac- cording to the correspondent at Havre ' of the Petit ParifSteii- 1 'A despatch from Amsterdam,"! uly . 1 4, said that British airmen . had; at tacked the .Zeppelin --sheds.., at;livere, north of Brussels and set fire- to the ;luildlng, destroying the - Zeopelin - in 'sida. i." V .;.:.. :- -Vj'-: .:'' JUIiY" WEDDINGS WO O DS-O'OON NliLL L. , Miss Nellie CConnell of Putnam i street and ..Erpest, J. Woods, - super intendent df the . Sprmk Lalte "Farm, iouthington,' ".were, united In "marriage yesterday : morning at St. . Charles' church, the nuptial mass being sung by the Rev. James V. Hussion. The bride's gown, was of . white-: crepe me teor, trimmed with old applique lace. Her tulle .veil-, was caught with.: lilies of thev alley and her bouquet, was of bride's roses and sweet p:as. - Miss Mary Murphy of - Newport attended the bride and oer: gown was of pint taffeta, and her hat of pink tulle. The best man was John W. Healy. Fol i lowln-the- ceremony there was a : wedding breakfast and an.- Informal ' reception at the home of the bride's ' home on Putnam 'street., The young j couple are ,now . enjoying a wedding trip to Portland, Me., -where they will remain .Indefinitely.' They are" to i make their homein Southington.- . SOCIAL, AND PERSONAL Mr.'" and Mrs. Curtis P. -Morris . of ) 83 -Washington place were tendered a dinner party at the Sea Sid.i club last : evening in honor of -the seventh 'an niversary of their . wedding. The pinochle cjub; of which Mr. and" Mrs. Morris are members, was-, sponsor ; for the affair which was in the nature of a surprise,.the guests of honor having been bidden to a "frankfurter 'roast,'? and asked to bring their bathing suits ansfeeiiaoiiicatifWHifefurters and mus t3: i- -'rtttk ifiVWise- they were letf hot tAMe-'lieatn'Rut to the" fashionable club, where a bountifully appointed -table, with covers for four teen awaited the party. " The guests ' were Mr. and Mrsi Morris, . Mr. ' and iMrs. Archibald Smith,! Mr. and Mrs. . Harry Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mack, Mr. and Mrs. . Stanley Kellogg, Mr. and Mrs. George Youngs, Miss Nellie Wilcox and 'Clifford Bullard. " ' ' ?:. ---. -v' A baby girl weighing ten pounds, arrived recently at the home of Mr. and. Mrs. William Nichols of Stratfleld road. .-, ;-. -.; - ; . i . '".'"- "''"'. Ay i? 'i V '.".(. .. ' The- St.: John's, men's chorus, of St. John's church, this city, will' give a Tnusicale at the town , hall in Bridge-1 water on Saturday evening. ' Proceeds from the entertainment. Will bemused for the heneflt of the ; Village Im provement .. association. Alfred ' C. Bruel, who is organizer arid director of the "church choir, - will direct the concert. ' The soloists will ... include Walter 'tey,' tenor; Eli laindberg, "baritone;' -ran3 Wallace Kamens, . so prano ,Eari B. Hoskins will be 'the , violinist - for the occasion, and 5 Mr. j Bra el wilV aceompany . the chorus -and solo numbers. Miss Kathleen Kinney- of 492 Atlantic street is visiting friends in Waterbury, Naugatuck and Hartford. GATHER LARGE FUND FORKED CROSS .VORIC Nearly $1,000 has 'been collected by Italian-American citizens of Bridge port -for the Italian Red Cross Work oluvrge of the collection work met, last evening ai.the Savoy Mazzcni club- and reported progress. The lawn fete neia;unaer tne mrectton of Mrs. Jona than G-odfrey netted the committee a large part; of the fund and contribu tions' have- foeen generous. A picnic Is 'being planned, to be held some time In . Augusts '- : : ' A seat on the .Boston Stock Exchange was sold for 16,000, a reduction of $1,000. from th'e last previous, sale. !. TTIV, PR fe."4'l 1KST , FACE end the labst beautiful hano iurj u(. ta disfigured by tn unaguuy arL It can 'easily ba remuvt-n in a few oaya without pu.ln by urijg Cyriu Wart Kwnover. For eale i onlT at The Cyri .pharmacy.' 4.11 7'alrnai: If R P r- AFOSN fKO OTHER DECISION ON THE Gov. WliiiJiiati: "The ei ldeiioo liavo rendered.no other decision -on -tlie facts. If I had any doubt about Becker's guilt I wou UI purdon him In a, minute." y'; , . ". ... ; District Attorney Perkins: "I am very elad tbat Tu5tioo Ford took so much "time- and looked into the case so thooughly. !I iun quite confident that there" was no merit in the affidavits, and J am sure tliat no mistake is being- mode in carrying out tlio sentence imposed by the court." . . .. . W. Hourke Cockron, chief counsel for - Becker in his last light: ,. "I liare no comment to make on thb decision- and no statement to. issue of any kind. I cannot say whether any further attempt will be made to save Becker's life., , So, I cannot tell you when I shall make a statement, or if I shall make one at alL"!.; : i . i,...Lil . John Mclntyre: .. "I deeply? regret Justice Ford's decision Tlvore seemed to be general hope that he misht. taJke our view. However, he has seen lit not to, and of course I mke no comme-nt on that. 1 ieel steono-ly, however, that in isormal?; times no-jui-y would convict BecVer on tho testiiiony ot such men as Rose, Weblx and Vallqiu. ..1 am oon--rinced he is innocent,? f -v. ' ' - t BECKER RECEIVES HEWS . WITHOUT GREAT EMOTION Ossining, N. ' Y., July 29.Charles Becker was Sitting on the edge of .his cot at .10:35 last night when Assistant Warden Charles H. Johnson, entered the death house, walked to .Becker s celU and speaking as quietly as he could, whispered through the iron door: . -: ' .. ' "Charlie; I have bad "news for you. 'Your appeal has been denied." - Becker rose from his cot and cama to the door. His face . was working nervously and -he stuck his hand be tween the gratings, clasped Johnson's hand, and almost crushed it.. - His eyes were directed : toward i the floor. One moment arid then he reached for Johnson's hand. again,.- and tshook it vigorously. - - . . "Penied," denied,'' he said in; a whis per. He seemed dazed at the news. Arid then Johnson left .him to his thoughts, ' standing at . the; door,' with his head- bowed. . '.t ; v -( -' , Father Cashin Sent For , ; ! The news of Justice - Ford's; decision reached the prison .twelve tannute be fore Becker was , notified. Newspapei1. men received the . word - from their of fices and told Warden Thomas Mott Osborne and Mr. Johnson, The two officials stood undecided- for a, . time, neither of them liking the task of tell ing Becker. - - , . - Then they . "telephonea r to, ra,tner Cashin, prison chaplain,- who : hurried over to tho prison, but before he ar rived Mr. Johnson, who has . Mcomn a warm. friend of Becker, made the move.' --, - - v .... - - ' ... Mrs. Becker has been. hertj, all even-. ing from 7:30; t but -Jeftv-a few -minutes before 10 o'clock tcrcatch the 10:31 train for home. . " The prison officials expected the decision, shortly after- 10 o'clock, but were 'glad . tor have her leave before the word" came, as they thought it would be less hardfor her to hear the news in her ; home, : After the word arrived it would have been possible to reach., her at the station, but Warden Osborne discouraged such an attempt, x - . . The strain of waiting - for- .the mo mentous decision had manifestly been too (much for Mrs. Becker, for she ap peared more broken up than -on. any of her previous public appearances, when her calmness has" always attract ed attention. " -i Other - prisoners received the. pews quickly. The trustees were .informed in the warden's office and they ana the guards; who changed places at 10:30 o'clock, soon spread it through the big prison The IT inmates in the death . house besides . Becker ' guessed what had 'happened by "Mr Johnson's serious demeanor, but they made no demonstration. . . , .. , , . Arisited by Priest..- r", - I - Father Cashin arrived at the prison shortly - after Becker had been told and went to the death. house, where he spent some. time. , ; ,V- "Iid Becker-display any great emo tion ?' Johnson was asked', after he came out, - i :;... " y. " v ' " " ' "Not an any large way,-' he said.;,. ' Not Afraid to Jio.. Father Cashin spent 20 .-minutes: in the cell with .Becker,',-and:':han ;he came out he . said the prisoner was bearing up wonderfully and was quite composed. ..Becker , had no state ment to give out, hut to Father Cashin he said : V '''.''' -v i :.v '"There is no justice here, "but! am conifiderit tha't -Justice will be accorded me in the next world. -I feel assured that the truth will, come but in time and the world will know that I am not -the murderer - I am- accused of be- X don't fear-death', Father, but I do deplore the stigma for myself and the distress and sorrow of -my loyal wife; Her grief is -Vj uttermost . in my thoughts." t 11 j He asked- Father Cashin '. to tele phone t he news to her rand to do his utmost'to console her. Father, Cash in promised. to do this, and then, gave Becker a short talk of spiritual en couragement.: ; : .-' u ; ': . "Bear up, npw4 Charlie,: you must trust" now in God alone," he said in conclusion. .. . .. . .; . .. j - "I know that Father. I will," said Becker. ; . . ' . "Now that all human' Help has been denied you, you have only God tc rely upon" continued the priest. "1 Know it, Father, and I place my trust . 4n Him,'i; were. , Becker's final words to Father Cashin. - Becker, as usual the firstout of hi cot in the death house, greeted Jather Cashin erven more cheerilythan he did yesterday, -and the air of Jiew. hopeful ness he-show'ed on Tuesday morning was marked enough to cause visitors to the d'eath house to. comment on it later... '". . '. : Becker began last week to ' dispose of trie- few -books and trinkets in his death house cell. . One possession which he still retains la a .picture' of Mrs. Becker which hats 'been i hi" cell for many months. One of his books, "The River of roult," . .he ; pavo to FGather Cashin. ; He has also given away a de iule edition ?of'; a description- of the 'buildlnsr and. operation of the Panama Canal. While definite word was being awaits ed -here- yesterday as .to .whether Beck- EW TRIAL; EXECUTION E' PLACE TOMORROW FACTS, , ' SAYS AY1HTMAN ; COCKRAN SILENT wns conclusive and Justioo Ixml coma er wouldr.be granted r&. new trial-Assistant Warden Johnson told ;in s reply to questions some v details- of the .last preparation for the death of Becker Friday morning. ! : Becker, receives his final bath today. Mri Johnson sadd. , During - the. night1- bath keepers will enter his cell and re move therefrom the picture of Mrs. Becker, the pad calendar from which each day he has-. been tearing a sheet, his fountain pen,-papers, his shoes and everything else except the -bed clothes. " According to the plans at the prison, Becker will return from his bath today to find laid out on his cot a prison suit of black, a white shirt, and, black tiS; a new suit of underclothing and black felt slippers, .v . V: - f -- .-, The time set for the farewell visit of Mrs. Becker and Becker's brothers and sisters was 'today between 2 and 4 o'clock, .- The Sing Sing officials be lieve in getting the relatives-of a con demned man away from .the prison as early as possible the day before. They believe he should have as much of the last afternoon and evening" as possible to himself in order that he may do his best to pull himself together, free from the emotional . strain of . family good -by s. - .'-j-.' ' : ' " . - Plans for Death March. ' ; " Father Curry and Father Cashin. will, walk on each, side of Becker as he en ters, the 'death chamber. , Two keepers will walk at tho head of the. little pro cession, followed .by Becker and the two" priests -TWO more keepers .will, follow; after the condemned man with' Principal Keeper1 Fred Porner walking behind them. . Besides the, newspaper ' men and: other witnesses. Assistant Warden Johnson, ' In the absence 01 Warden Osborne, will be in the robm with Dr. Charles W. Fair, the prison physician, and his assistant, Dr.. Henry Mereness. 1 . "' ',: New and mpre powerful electric ap paratus has been installed." Just back of the chair and two or three -steps to Becker's right, the state '? electrician will stand, ready to throw a switch on a part of the Wall which projects out about a foot and a. half -directly behind the electric. chair, ,' 1 To ' the electrician's le't . is a long lever which jrises. from the floor against the wall to about "the ' heigrht of the waistline of the electrician standing beside it, ? A slight wave -ot a lead pen-, cil in the hand of the 'principal keeper will '-notify the electrician that all - is ready. The -electrician then will sound flvet bell : signals Sfout. In the - dynamo room .-thef bel)-'"-l3.;finotr heard in j;" the death chamber io notify the 'engineer to get. ready.' ; .-' . . ' . One bell; next is sounded, . "where upon the lectrical curent'' is jsent into t the, death' house, although the current doesrnot go to the chair itself ilntil the state electrician sends it there by a movement of the long lever - beside him... A signal ,of two bells means "increase the power,"; three bells are sounded when a lessening pf the volt age is desired and six bells "are sound-,., ed to notify the dynamo room that "all is over" and the; current is to be shut ( off from the death! house. As the .condemned man; is put to death. ' the'- clergymen, ; owing to their closeness to- the electric chair, stand 'on ribberi mats 'placed there for them. " " ' Visited by Wife, ; ; Becker's: Wife was his Only visitor yesterday ; with the exception of Father Cashin and Assistant Warden Johnson. ' Mrs. . Becker, J evidently postponing her visit to a later hour than usual ; in the hope 'that, she would have news of " importance - for Becker, did not reach" the prison un til 7; 30 o'cloek.-. Mrs. Becker as usual had "nothing to say,' for publication. She was immediately taken to , the death house to have a' long talk with her husband;"-. f ';..-' - v r: " Sam Haines," the mulatto who re gardless of the Becker decision, will go. to the chair Friday" morning, seem ea to be worrying chiefly over a bad cold he had contracted. ' His -fear is that the cold will-be a handicap against his resolve , to go into the death chamber with at least an out ward display of physical and' mental strength. . . ..... .... . . Haines, who ; is a Protestant,, has decorated his cell with religious pic tures and picture "postcards sent to him from ' time to time. , These will be-tt removed from' the walk? today, while he is taking his .last. bath. John Lowry, a New York man interested in ' religious - work, i will . -Walk with Haines to the- death chair. The state, electrician will arrive at -Sing Sing some time today." He will make the . official test of the' electric chair soon, after he reaches ..here. GEORGE B. THORPE IS PRESIDENT OF , CESIETERY ASSO. The annual meeting of the Park Cemetery ': (association s'todkholders and lot owners, -held yesterday, result ed in the naming of these directors: George B. Thorpe,- George E. ' Beers, David Ginand, MJshael J. , Flanagan, Lina C. Bull and George W. Barker. George, B. Thorpe was elected presi dent and. Lir'ia" C. BuXT, ' secretary ""arid .treasurer- - . . . - Only Governor, Who Was Po liceman's Prosecutor, Can "Now Save Him From the i Electric Chaii? Preparations ' Begin in Death House. Court Discards Affidavit About "Big Tim" Sullivan Along With Other Evidence Relied Upon to Bring About a Third , Trial. Ne,w York, July 29. Charles Becker's motion for a new trial ii the ground of newly discov ered evidence was denied : last night by Supreme Court Justice Ford. There, is - now- no power on iC earth which can- save Becker from going to tlie electric chair at 5 :45 . to-morrovsf morning ex cept that vested in Gov. Whit man, unless ; of. course . more new evidence is discovered which will stand the test which Becker's -latest offering ' failed to do; and upon which Justice Ford. has passed! : , "T. ' y District Attorney Perkins and members of his, legal staff,, and Justice Ford himself, say there is no appeal "from the court's findings, although V.' Bourke Gockran, . chief of Becker's counsel, believes .that , he can find a way. ; Justice Ford, who has been almost continuously: at work since last Mon day", on the problem offered by Beckr er's motion, with the ,. exception of three hours and a-half in court in two days and four hours sleep each night, announced his decision at 10:15 last night. . ;'.; . ..". ' . ' Perkins Contention "Cpheld. . He upholds all the contentions of District Attorney Perkins in regard to the newly discovered evidence which was offered by Mr. Cockran. Becker's own statement, containing the TTrst definite' news of the meeting he had with- Big Tim Sullivan the Sunday night before the murder, is discarded, as not newly discovered, because Beck er know about it at- the time of his trials and f ailed to make Hise of it. j All the .attacks on : 'the informers, particularly Rose-and Webber,: which are ,made in the eleven affidavits of fered -by ,tMr. Cockran, are. declared to be cumulative by Justice Ford. . He limits the powers -of his own court to the powers prescribed by statute, and denies that he has Inherent power, a statement to which effect was part of Mr, Cockran's argument. ': " Justice Ford was to have passed (Ms4 5 3d birthday with . his family yester day, 'but instead .remained in his chambers balancing Becker's life in the scales. , After he had made (his decision pu'blic he said h-e had almost reached his decision Tuesday night. "The power of any court is limited by statute," he said, "and the. reason forityna motion of this kind is plain. No court - would want to take the re sponstbijity f or a man's execution, and i evidence such as this, were enough to cause a mew. trial no one would ever go to the chair. '-. Says Task Was Hard. , "I disliked to decide the action this, way, and I've had a hard time, 'but the legal precedents kept piling up before me and there was no way iby which I1 could .get. away from, it, I had no inherent power and the evidence offered in support pf the motion does not stand the tests required (by the statutes. ;. . -J- '. "Becker's " fate now rests with the governor.". r District Attorney Perkins when no tifid by newspaper, men said, he-; was very glad that Justice Ford had taken such care with the case. "I am quite confident there was no merit in the affidavits offered in Beck er's behalf, and. I am sure ho mistake is being made in carrying out the sen tence imposed by the court."' ' . i In his decision Justice Ford says the ionly question before- him is whether the evidence set forth as newly dis covered meets "the requirements of section 465, sub-division 7. ' The affidavit of Benjamin Kaufman, Who said Rosenthal was planning to leave town the night, he was killed, he dismisses as not being admissible as evidence under court rales. Edward Ginty, who related that Jack Rose had said he had $5,000 which was to. have been used to get Rosenthal out of the way, could, not have testified to this at the trial except .to impeach Rose's tes timony. Justice Ford rules ,and im peaohment of a witness has no weight i t y it"W J v y - ".- 4 f ;" f's:-sdV-'-f I r .s. -ffv "r ? - i ore Than Ewer for Your Moiey m OUR CLEARANCE SALE twice a year makes it possible for a man to get a lot for his money Getting l value is the main busi ness of any buyer; not to see how little you can pay. That's why our Clearance Sale inter ests so many men in Bridgeport and vicinity. They know that Sfcin-BIoeh Clothes and other things we sell are the best to be had at all times ;;-;.f - NOTE THESE CLEARANCE PRICES $35 SUITS NOW $30 $30 SUITS NOW $25 $28 SUITS NOW $23 $25 SUITS NOW $20 Same "reduction on all Boys' and Children's Fancy Mixed Suits, v straw Hats off. v Men's and Women's BE GAL Pumps and Ox fords at $1.00 off regular prices. - t i m ve iifes In obtaining -a. new trial,- The court says- the same of the story of the convict. Murphy, who re lated that he overheard Webber, Rose and 'Vallon plotting to lay to Becker the" (blame for Rosenthal's death. Louis Harris relates irrelevant . matters, Fa'ther Curry's affidavit is Immaterial, and the statement of Harford TT Mar shall, even if admissable as non-privileged matter, would simply tend to impeach We-bber, Justice Ford holds. Martin T. Man ton and John, F. Mc lntyre. Becker's lawyers At the second Sin ii i - i and first trials respectively, asserted Becker never -old them of the BJg Tim Sullivan meeting. Justdce Ford says -the fact that the defendant knew about this meeting is fatal. And. Harry ' Apelbaum's affidavit corrabor aUng Becker's story of the. Big Tim Sullivan meeting contains nothing new to Becker at the time Of his trial, it is held. -.-- -. "i .- - ' ' - MORRISTOWN FIREMEN ENTERTAINED HERE Tha. freedom of the city of Bridge port . was , .extended yesterday - to 120 visiting firemen from Morristown, N. J., members of the Resolute Hook & Ladder Co. They came .in a large ocean going tug from New York, were received here by Mayor Wilson and other city officials, and , after being shown about, the city in automobiles dined at the Hotel Stratfleld. where they listened to speeches, of welcome. ; There has always been a friendly feeling between the Resolute vamps and this city extending over a 'period of nearly half a century and much improvement in the Morristown. fire equipment has resulted through - in spection of the apparatus here. When the visitors left at 6 o'clock last night they- voted that Bridgeport had not only been most hospitable but that they jointly and . severally enjoyed tie day here. DISTCfGIJISHED MASONS HOLD SHORE BANQUET. Officers and ' thirty-third degree members of Pequonnock Chapter, Rose Croix, A. & A. S. R.. held a ban quet Tuesday evening $tt Lehmann's shore -house, and plans for the coming year were outlined. Preparations are being made for the .observance of tho Feast of the Pascal Lamb in April, when speakers - from various parts of the country will be here, - f TRtJCK COLLIDES WITH TROLLEY CAR AFTER, SKID A southbound State street trolley car collided with the ' large motor truck belonging to the New - York Bottling Co. of Lindley street, at Main and "Cannon streets' at 6:25 o'clock last night. The accident was due to the rainfall, which caused the large truck to skid in front of the trolley. Nobody was injured. Many young men scarcely know whether to spend the summer . hoeing corn, or to accept free board' at a summer hotel on condition that' they spend their time dancing with . the girls. . N Custom SIA Suit Sale li . NOW L'JTFORD BROTHERS - BUT W Eaoi. Side and WestEnd X ' -A ' . i 4 f $15 'AND &7Eltf!3ZOCff SAfARTCZ07HS .. CORNER,.MAI ST? -AN D,EAIRFI-ELD rv Bridgeport, New Haven, New .London, Middletown and Meriden, Conn. Troy, Albany, Saratoga and Kingston, N. X." HUNGARIANS HAVE NOTABLE BANQUET OF CONFEDERATION Large Attendance- at Feast Where National Officers and Guests "Are Seated.' Officers, members 'and guests of the Confederation of. Hungarian Sick Ben efit societies -dined at the Fairfield resf taurant ; last , - evening, s Covers were laid for. about 300. ; Striking evidences of the progressWr ' the Hungarian-born residents . of Briageport" w.ere brought forth, in the; addresses -of the various speakers.' . v- '-;.. V:.v ..." Especially, inspiring was the address of Rev. Stephen F. Chernitzky, pastor of Stf 'Stephen's "Hungarian R. C. church in Spruce street. ' He pointed to the organization of the. confedera tion as a lasting proof of the superior citizenship of his compatriots., - The thrift, . industry., and ambition of his , fellow ' "countrymen , were strikingly shown through their provision for the well being-of themselves and their as sociates by means of the sick benefit societies. Father Chernitzky called at-, tentlon' to the banking interests, the property investments, and the high po sitions, in civic' and social life of the Hungarian people; of this city. - ; John Dezso,' former member of the board of apportionment and one of the most widely known Hungarian cit izens, described in his address the growth of the" society from its incep tion with, a few hundred members', the first Hungarian settlers here after the Civil " war,; to an organization ; which now numbers nearly 10,000 members. He said through the various Hun garian sick benefit societies which were now merged in one confederation, no member or his family need be in want, and there - were ' few if "any in stances in Bridgeport or "' elsewhere that' persons of Hungarian1 nativity sought 'assistance from . outsiders or from public charity. . " - Postmaster Charles F. Greene in paying tribute to ; .the - Hungarian American residents of Bridgeport said that in his newspaper experience he had found the Hugarian-Americans honest and, industrious .citizens. He paid high tribute; to the members of the . society,.' many of , whom -he , had known for years.- r - - Among - the ' other . speakers were Mayor- Wilson,- Rev. Sigmund- Lucki of the Hungarian (Reformed. , church in Pine street; F." - W. Hall, assistant cashier of the' First-Bridgeport- Na tional bank; iRev. Paul Clemen, pastor of the German Lutheran church, in Harriett street: Town Clerk Joseph Schultzv Tax Collector Howard Smith and Frank W. Bolande. ' Mayor Wilson praised the Hungarian people and said he had been pleased to appoint Dr. Maurice Steinberger a member of the vice , commission. John T. King in his remarks said he had no patience with . those people who said we are -.11 Americans and that every one - must omit the hyphen. He said he was "proud of the fact that his peo ple were Irish, . and Hungarians like wise out to be proud of their ancestry. Telegrams expressing regret at their inability to be present were received from editors of Hungarian : newspa pers and from Hungarian citizens of prominence in New York, ' Cleveland and other cities. The officers of ' the Confederation of Hungarian Sick Benefit societies are: John Dezso, president; Joseph Zsenyhey, vice-president- Joseph Kol letar, , treasurer; John- Major, secre tary; John Valko. comptroller; Joseph Renchi, Alex Bakos, Joseph Ciglar, trustees; Dr. Maurice ' Steinberger, physician. - The committee of arrangements was Charles Koos, Alex- Gondos, -Ernest Bezer, William Kalmar and Enjer Fel mar. "- Ready Tool Co. Files Certificate To Record Removal To Bridgeport The Ready Tool Co. of 40 South avenue, has just filed a certificate showing that the corporation changed the location of its business from .New Haven ' to Bridgeport The Ready Tool Co. has ' been in this -city four years but the concern overlooked the statute requiring such a certificate until reminded by the secretary of state's office. ' , - Jphn Trinnell, aged 17, of. Holy oke. Mass., was fatally - injured when he broke his neclc while diving at New London, Conn. $22 SUITS NOW $18 $20 SUITS NOW $16 $18 SUITS NOW $15 SUITS NOW. $12 ASKS PERMISSION FOR FOURTH Tlf.lE ; IU BUILU HOUSE Sirs. Konechy - Is Champion "feticKer" ror Petitioning , . Common Council. For the fourth time the members oi ne nre committee or the common council had before theni last r.ight the petition of Mrs. Anna Konecny for permission to erect a six family frame house in the rear of her house at 16 9 Grant, street, Mrs.. Konecny has been seeking-this permission for more than five months. -The -building com missioners referred ! her first applica tion : to the fire department commit tee.. .-.'". -. An attorney instructed her that she might proceed with the building de spite unfavorable action by the fire committee of the council. Unf avert able' reports have- been twice present ed to the council iby the "fire depart ment committee. A motion to ignore the report of the committee and grant the permission Mrs. Konecny seeks has been voted down -by the cuncil. ' Mrs. Konecny says the lot on Which she desires to place her house is am-, pie for the purpose. She. says the income from the house lis necessary . for her support and that in order to get a. living she is obliged to develop" the earning capacity of the property, which., her husband, Andro Konecny left her." ' - . A petition of Watzke Brothers to establish, ah auto repair shop in Con necticut avenue and to sell gasoline, was referred to Fire Chief Dan John-. son. . Louis Reed was given permis sion to establish a lunch room at Main street - and Washi-ngton avenue and Joseph Yargo, a garage in Fair field avenue. ' The application of W. - H. Thomp son for ' permission to ; erect a metal fire proof shooting gallery on the -big vacant ' lot at Main ' and Congress streets will ; be favorably reported to the common : council" at the meeting juonaay nignt. ine -Duiicung win a a movable, temporary structure. The property is owned by Samuel tt. Wheeler.' There is a small building on "it now used for a newsstand." The petition of the .Connecticut Auto Sales Co. to erect a sale gasoline tank in Fairfield avenue and of John J. Kearney for a public garage in Con necticut avenue, will also be reported favorably , . , DISCHARGE RESERVIST FROM POWDER PLANT; BURNED HOUSE THERE: ! (Special to The Farmer.) Metuchen, N. J.," July 29. rJoseph Ca- hootak, a general utility man at the gun cotton . manufacturing plant of Lewis Nixon, who the police say was in jail for setting fire to a building in Bridgeport, was dismissed yesterday when it was learned that he was an Austrian reservist, and had been try ing ever since the war began to. get back to the old. country to join the -colors. He was released recently from the Middlesex county jail after having been-charged with setting-fires in Me tuchen and in Bridgeport. - The Nixon plant is li a dense wood. It is not fenced and can be approached so easily at night that extra guards are on duty night and day. - A lars-e number of Austrians and Hungarians and a, , few Germans have been emr ployed there, but several of- them have, been discharged recently and the rest are under constant o i v-o -: n o -r, -n T'TZm XTTT T TT A C! . TTr A TV" '.' AERO DROPS 1,000." FEET Issy-Les-Moulinaux, France, July 2 9. -A French aeroplane carrying a pilot and .an observer ell to the crrOUTl.fi vpstftrrla.v from si - hpih) .-. i about 1,0 00" feet while making a flight here last night. One of the men jumped as me macnine was laumg but was killed oh striking the ground near a railroad track. The other oc cupant of the machine Was burned' t death as the motor exploded when it hit the ground. - : American Federation ; of Railway Workers employed on- tho- Boston- & Maine railroad voted -in favor -of a struts .