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?AfHr.1ERICAN; v ;;PPEAh0rr.l7AT TO THE CHIEFS Text of Document Will Be Published When it Reach es Leaders. ' 4 IS COUCHED IN . .FRIENDLY . PHRASES Telegraph, Cable and Wire less,' Used to Transmit -' TVTftRsa.jrV of Peace. Washington," Aug. 14 The Pan American appeal to all Mexican lead ers and factions "tct-restore peace will be' ptsfcUshedin the, United States In tomorrow! mourning's, papers.. .. It swiil be given, out tonight by. the stateV de partment Then "will follow a period of possibly 10 days or two weeks of waiting C momentous importance to , Mexico, for- it .-will determne if the "country has among its lea-ders men capable of restoring her -m sovereignty jvithout outside., aid. . Brief, ndconched . in 'terms of friendship and helpfulness, the appeal contains 1 nothing Which ' the' Pan American conferees believe patriotic Mexeans can resent. It is rather, ex pected to reassure them of the disin terested intentions of . the American nations, and probably,' even soften the attitude: of General Carranza. -y. going-out today by :-telegraph, cabjin and i wireless. Those .to be delivered by, Ijatin-Americaii legations . and con- ward last night. Toeay the copies for Carrahza.i were going , "by wireless to Vera Cruz to be- delivered by Ameri can Consul Siluman. Through the Various missions of the United States and- the other - American - republics scatterea mrougn jyiexicv me ajipem ia expected to Teach all the- chiefs, lead ers ani governors -;,in the various states. ; '...-'' ' ' There, have been - no 'assurances ftiat. its -transmission -.will not be in- - terf ered 'with by chiefs hostile to - its intent and neither have there "been intimation that it may be. Officials here are confident it will reach its ' destination. , . .! - Informally, those European powers interested n Mexico have in . one way or another signified their approval of the effort to restore, government. They -fiave .not given their support .to., any jSlari, but have previously signified thejr willingness to follow the lead of the United States. . OUCAffsECnET :'v ORDERS EIIDAIIGER AMERICA!! LIFE "Austin, Teat, Aug,. 14 Mexicans in Gaudaloupe, Hays and Gonzales coun ties, ' are in, -secret societies which, are a menace to tho safety of Americans, according to F. C Wetnert, manager of. theT' State Cotton Warehouses, who yesterday, returned from ibrief trip to -SSeguin..'' where "he was called to advise a. group of farmers who had received - threatening letters. , , :. Receipt-of several " threatening let ters by farmers recently caused, the despatch, of a postoffice inspector to Sesiii n where, after an . investi gati oii no- further threats Trere received. The agitators are ; organizing secret socie ties for the "redemption" of jands w Mexicans, i is said. - ( - "EKICAIIS IHYADEr " AMERICAN SOIL, "LAUGHTER CATTLE "V. Mexican - KogaleSi A- Aria., Aug. 14 soldiers entered American territory 15 m':?s west of Nogales today and began sir. -j entering cattle, according .to a re port from the Harrison ranch on the border. Three automobiles loaded, with rs---ed men vtarted for the scene after - report reached here. - i i TEN YEARS IN FOR-; DYNAMITER OF THE .CANADIAN' 6.M.C. "'PLANT ;-. . - --- - . "' . - . . (Special to The Farmer.) -"Vindsor, Ont.-, Aug. 14 William Lef ier, a Detroit resident,- was sentenced toi.10 years' imprisonment in the King ston penitentiary yesterday .for at tempting to blow up' the' Windsor branch of the Remington Arms & Am munition Co. of Bridgeport and for causing air explosion in the Peabody Overall factory here. f r Xjefler placed a -bomb uider . one., of the- buildmgsof the Windsor plant of the Remington Arms' but t failed to IISE.SCIUOTT MSSPORTVHE'S NOT A CITiZEf - Naturalization Officials , Ad 'vise Him to Steer Clears . . of Canada. , . Lieut. -Johannes. Schiott,- son-in-law of E. T. Bedford, th' Standard oij millionaire, and president of the Blue Ribbon Garage Co., was. this morning refused a passport for Canada.' He isvj a former lieutenant, in "the 'Austrian, Kanny and , in response to questions by Clerk Havilar.d of the superior court admitted .he is not a naturalized citU zen of this country. He wanted to know what he coaild do and the clerk adyised him to stay away-fron- , Can ada. ' ' i '-"- '. -! ' 4 Harry Toinlinson and Frank M. Clark, the latter the son of former Mayor Frank E. Clark, applied for: passports to visit Canada, on a fishing trip.. - Jo seph F. Baumeister of this city, Avhp. wants to make a business trip to Can ada, applied for a passport and George H. Russell .of this city filed an appli cation f or ' a passport to England. He intends to study music there, he said. ROB DWELLING OF EGBERT MARSH HI . FAMILY'S ABSENCE Filverware ahd Jewelry St ol- . en Whil House is Left v Deserted. , The home or Egbert Marsh, , presi dent of -the--. Bridgeport Land & Titlei Company and vice president of the Bridgeport Trust Company, at 348 Mill Hill avenue, was entered last night during the absence' of the Marsh fam ily, who are enjoying an automobile trip, tc Maine.-' The servant girl ; Was also absent , from the premises spend ing the night at-the home of Mrs, Lyr man. S. -Catlin, mother-in-law of Mr. Marsh, at 243 Mill Hill avenue. Entrance- was gained by forcing 'a window on the south side porch. ' Clos ets and . bureau-;.' drawers, were ran- sacked but the value of the loot cannot yet' be ascertained. Silverware . and jewelry were among the missing. val uables. " The burglary ; was discovered at 8 o'clock this morning ' when the maid on entering the Marsh home dis covered the' ' front door wide1 open, and several nrtacles of household furniture strewn about the floor, ; CLAIMS BUIT3LVX CAXJfOT ! ; 'SELL tlXCIXNATI CLUB Cmcinnat - Aug. '14. Charles "J3. Buitinan, a broker of this city, has ab solutely no authority to sell ,the Cin cinnati Baseball club, .according' t a statement from President August Herrmann, the lub today. : ; ' AVEATHEn FOKECAST ' r .Generally fair tonigiit mid jundny; gen Lie to moderate west winds Ixt om ing variable. - BRIDGEPORT, PRISON : act.- At the time it 'was planned to ex plode; 300 men were in the building un der which it -was vplaced. .,- . Another attempt, -made at the-same time,, two-months "ago, on the Peabody Overall factory was successful. Part of the building was; destroyed. . The Peabody factory was turning out Sup plies for British soldiers. ' After 'an investigation, - Lefler was arrested : and he. was arraigned Friday In .Windsor; '. He received the. Jail-.senr tence then. . -. : V , . . ;' - - lV01l1AfIj3ElfflSTl! ; iirio five tudRE t NURSgJLECTED Board of , Health Increases Force At Special Meeting Held Last Night. At. a special meeting of the board of health hel.d last .evening. Dr. Elizabeth Beatty, a: dentist, ' was appointed as dentist of fhe Bridgeport school linic. Five" more dental nurses were ap pointed. .They are: - Bessie ' E.Welles, 557 Ellsworth street Rose Cohen, 60$ Barnum avenue; Mabel McSCartiy, 733 Iranjstan avenue; Kitty E. Devlin,773 Norman street, and Elizabeth Nichoi 96TNstillman street, y'... ' k ' v . The nine 'nurses ; who -.served last year were reappointed V, Dr. Beatty is a graduate of the Phil adelphia Dental school,-class of 19i3 She has passed the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Cpnuecticut examinations. Her duties will be tp treat cases among children too poor to pay or treatment. SPENDING VACATION WITH FRIEND; ROBS HIM OF VALUABLES Johnson Street Man Accuses Guest of Having Stolen . ' Jewelry. Joseph ' Halton left last - night for his home in the metropolis - rafter spending two weeks vacation with John F. lranley, 115 Johnson St. Up on awakening this morning Hanely discovered' the loss '. ot ,a valuable' watch, one diamond ring, valued at $35, one .woman's diamond ring, val ued . at .$40, . one watrh f ob : and one woman's, golod "ring with three stones. Tne -total .valueof ' the missing arti cles. aggVegates $150. -Halton. is 18 years of ageand has been- a personal acquaintance of 'Hanley for- the last year.;.;..;;. 'SUBS" SINK 2 BRITISH SHIPS; CREWS SAVED London, "Aug. 14r The' British steamer Cairo,-and the, fishing smack Amethyst have been sunk by subma rines. . The crews were saved. " There are two. British vessels named Cairo, a brlgantine and a ketch. 'No steamship Cairo, of British' registry is mentioned in Maritime records. , Emil IJannon, a machinist, employ ed at the Stanilard Xtanuf acturirig dO. on 1-lousatonlc avenue, reported' to the police this morning the theft of .a case of valuable tools, valued at $125. tak n from the work shop last evening, and jrhich he prized highly- CONN., SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 1915 1AY0R THROUGH WITH HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE Sorry Effort to Boast Gub ernatorial , Boom at An , nual Outing Today. INVITATIONTO STATE LABOR FETE RECALLED State Federation of Labor Won't Brook His Interfer- - ence With Free Speech ,..V:.--.-.-v------:i-. - : ' V When Mayor Clifford B. Wilson- in structed " Superintendent of : Police Eugesae" Birmingham - tQ, - arSfc--any spjeaker .-ofi ; labor conditions'" and caused, through this order, the arrest of Fred Cederholm, George J 'Bowen and 'Louig Nelson, he wrote "flnis" for his political career. 'i '., ' 7 Beginning with "resolutions caning for .his ; Impeachment adopted by the Central , Labor union, , a , sentiment against! May or . Wilson's further, hold ing office has spread throughout -the state sorapidly that the presen may or, lieutenanit-governor, was a 1 sorry figure . whenV the annual outing of the Republican club was held; today at Lordship park. ' Mayor. Wilson's pleasant manner in social gatherings has made him a de sirable speaker. The committee of the State Federation o-f Labor invited him, aiecestttly, to take part .in the speaking program. for4he amnual cele bration of Labor day, planned this year for New Haven. x J , . -But when- word got to the members of the committee that .the mayor hail been putting the gag' on speakers who advocated better working . conditions for Brid-geuort factory employes, "the committee called a meeting. . . This .was held In New Haven last night, and the Jabor men promptly voted unanimously to not press their invitation to the mayor to speak. ' 'The mayor had counted much on the opportunity to speak to theiabor gathering. Thousands' of "Niters will be present' He hoped to make a-favorable impression. .- . '- ;But all the funny stories he might tell them from now to doomsday wouldn't make the labor men forget -his order to Superintendent BirmingV ham to' arrest any one who attempted to. speak "on labor conditions." - .The Republican! club's outing,' at Lordship park ' this . - afternoon, was counted , on "-to give a 'boost to Mayor Wilson's candidacy for the Republi can nomination- for governor. The afternoon the shrewd old party ad visers dodged the question of the may or's being possible gubernatorial tim ber. . v . .1 - '.Mayor. .Rice has "accepted an irv vitation to speak on Labor day, as rhas Rabbi Loms L. Mann ; of the Mishkan" Israel Temple. ; p. Cv Stremwaldt has also accepted an invjtationto speak. His topic will be '"Benefits of Organ ized Labor." Rev. Father Kelly of New Haven will speak on the subject, "The Church "and .Labor." - "If the New Haven committee has decided that they do not want m. to speak there on Labor day it is news to me," said Mayor Wilson, today. "The labor men took my cut for their pro gram and- - since then I have heard nothing from them." , ' 7 It is understood also that the may or's action in arresting the speakers here ' will be brought to the attention of. the annual meeting of the State eaeratlon of Labor at New H; iaven. during the -week of September 5 MAYOR SORRY NOW HE USED GAG ON -LABOR ADVOCATES ! . ". V- 1 .. : ' Mayor Wilson has, apparently, been taking a course in constitutional law. .His - attitude toward labor -leaders to- aay shows a trace of familiarity withj the bill of rights, and- he has entirely abandoned his claim that there shall be no public speaking on labor ques tion's in the open air. He- ay?o has assumed what may be termed a tentative attitude toward is- Continued on Pacr . - FRENCH REPORT GREAT ADVANCE IN DARDANELLES Official ' Statement . Claims " British Have Made Not-' , able Progress. . . ... . . .-. . TURKS' ATTACKS ARE REPEATEDLY CHECKED French Engagements of Ar- tillery . Brings Allies' 'Arms Success. :- London, Aug.' H An official- com munication on th situation at . the Dardaaelles; given .out by the French war -officethis.afternoon as follows: ' " "On "the Gallipoli. peninsula British forces, sihce "August 6, have been de barking ...successfully at a point near tfe Bay of Suva, on the west side of Jhe pennsula- -. They have made pro gress at a pojnt farther to the south, in the ..vicinity of Gaba Tepe. ( Here, after ".some , severe fighting, the'se forces were successful" -in . gainuig a footing -on the slopes of the Hignt of Sari Byir. They ' took more than 650 prisoners and captured nine ma- chine guns. The-operations at the point continue to progress.; -"At .the south end of the peninsula the efforts of the Turks to penetrate our lines all resulted in-failure. . " "On the 7th of" August . w made some slight progress. rn this date the activity bri fet5-'"Il"'rench front con sisted mainly in artillery . fighting with marked advantage for our bat teries." ' . v ;" ' '" . " . ' v News despatches from . Amsterdam report that Germany is preparing for eventualities by . transporting 40,000 troops -from Warsaw tp the Serbian frontier. .' Reports ' , from the - east coast, -say that the Zeppelins which participated in the raid of Thursday, werep lainly visible. Crowds gathered on the balconies tft the hotels arid Watched , the: aerial battle "in which the dirigibles were driven off' by the British airships after having first at tacked by anti-air craft guns.. " GERMANS MAKE BIG ADVANCE IN RUSSIAN PURSUIT ', :v ..' v - - - :"' . .- ; Berlin, Aug. 14 -The'f orces of Field Marshal Von Mackensen pursuing the retreat of the Russians from the south have Treached the line of the high road leading from Radzyn to Widwloda (Vladiva),- it was officially announced by' German army headquarters today. GERMANS MASSING FOR BIG DRIVE AT. RUSSIANS' CENTER - . ' - London, Aug. 14 Steady - progressl for ' the forces of Prince Leopold, of Bavaria, eastward from , Warsaw is taken hero to "Indicate that the Oer mans are now. massing their main movements on a. drive through the Russian center afad continuance of Ithe enveloping effort in the north, aloSlg the'Dvina. .Both PetrogVad and Ber lin agree that the Germans have oc cupied the towns of Sokolow, Siedlce and Lokow', forming a German' front about 60 miles east of Warsaw and 50 miles wide. 1 ' - This i3 more than half way to Brest Litovsk, which Grand Duke Nicholas, the Russian" commander-in-chief,' hoped to make the new center of. .his. defense. It is now regarded as prob able that this point will be' abandoned, owing to the speed of the German ad Vance since the' fall of Warsaw and the continued' pressure of the armies of -Generals Gallwitz, Scholz, Eichorn and i? leek, torming a semi-circle closing in toward xne north. .. Peti-ograd claims that the Germans have been1 checked between Ponie Wcisch and . Dvinslt. Berlin, howev er, does not concede this, but in any event it does iiot affect the advance of the flanks, further north, where in vading forces several days ago were along the Dvina. the historic dividing n.!iE!nuea on Page -Two) t II I II-Mil it fill.-" I 11. ff pin m (Hi i o ni fin r 7 l!l oy uu i y ay Iki iL lili - . . . . 1 prinmflflEflpTnP The greatest victory for union labor that has come upon the workers of Bridgeport was heralded todav in "this announcement authorised by the press committee of the Bridgeport Manufacturers' Association: - A LARGELY ATTENDED MEETING OF EM PLOl ER3, . HELD LAST (EVENING AT' THE R005IS , TiW THE- MANUF.ACT t?RERS' ' AlSSOCIATION OF THE , "CITY OF imiDGEPORT, PASSED BY AN ALMOST "' ; UNANIMOUS VOTE A RESOLUTION RECOMMEND- I!G THE UNIVERSAL ADOPTION OF A 50 HOUR WEEK FOR ALL SHOPS. " 'i.- f This means that beginning Monday-praetically every big factory in Bridgeport will begm "kkig?on a'SOhmirs basis.-, This is regarded in labor union circles, today, as a Ktep towards the eight hour day. ; s - ' " ' ' Jt means that the manufacturers, - realizthat vthey can't hold their men now with the great demand for labor, unless they give them the terms that have been granted in such plants as the Remington Anns ir -Ammunition Co. and vthe Locomobile Co. of America. ' ; , Little hint of the good nqws in. store for the workers was given out until Jnoon .today: Public .announcement of the change was made, first, -in the big. plant of the Warner, Bfos. Co.- the largest. corsetrnanufactory in the world. . Th Warner- Bros. Go.'s announcement was made by DeVer H, Warnery president tof the company. .The schedule of 50 hours a' week -w 11 apply to the entire plant,' which includes besides big corset factories, a large metal goods department and a big paper box factory. : ..' ". The-workers in ythe Varner Bros. Go. hailed with delight the -50 hojfirs announcement, pointed this noon. . At the plant of the Bridgeport Bras Go.7 similar notices were posted. , . H- ;" , . ' ' : V T'he general .scheme where .factoriesare -not woi'lviirg . day and night, is to give the employes a nne hour day for five days a week, and to give the employes-a half holiday on Saturday, working from '7:30 to 12:30. -, ' The announcement pofeted by The-Warner Bros. Go. arul the. formal announcem,ent'made by the Manufacturers' Associa tion makes no reference . to the maintenance of the -10 hours pay, as . now earned, under 'the 50 'hpur week schedule: It is understood however that the manufacturers-plan to arrange fheirNpayrolls so that.the workers will earn-under the new ar rangement, the same pay as they are able; to earn' now. . ' Recognition of the country-wide trend towards a shorter working day is made in the Warner Bros.' Go. announcement: Mr. Warner says: .J - "Our. step in this movement is but. a part of the general tendency throughout the country to improve the status of the working people and by giving more time-, for recreation improve the efficiency of the working hours,'; A, - The nature of the meeting of the mamifacturerslast even ing is 'not described by "the manufacturers It was. not a regu lar meeting of the association. vEmployers" Avere present, ac cording, to the statement, but this does not mean that they were members &f the association. - The manufacturers' press agent said that the, action taken was not binding; but that the meeting merely recommended that the employers -take the step Among the factories which are re ported at labor headquarters to, have announced the 50 hour week are: Harvey Hubbel, Inc., Bryant Elec tric Co.. Connecticut Electric Co., HQRTERi AYS The announcement -of a'. 50 4iour working week at the Warner Pros. Co. was embodied in a ' statement issued this noon by DeVer H. Warner," presi et of the company. The statement iOURS M K; 8 PRICE TWO CENTS 3 I ., ' d Li Liza ii i n outlined Baird Machine Tool Co., Columbia Graphophone Co., Crane Co., 'Ameri can & British Mfg. Co... Bridgeport Brass Co., Warner Bros." Co., and oth er email factories. EANS OE VER H. W ARIIEP j follows: Beginning Monday, August 16th,the Warner Brothers company will change their schedule' of working hours from Continued from Pago l.