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1 " VOL, 51 NO. 209 mM hirliil 1 llliil hSwSh H 1 LraM It r unuL IrOaK I J1JK r k I n Last of Strong Russian Onrush of Teutonic burg's Army Takes' City By Storm British Troopship Torpedoed And All on Board Lost Bodies of 600 Are Recovered. Berlin, . Sept. 3 Field Marshal Von Hindenburg's arniy today captured Grodno, the last of the strong Rus sian forces to hold out before the invasion of the-Teutonic allies. : ' The fall of the city was foreshadowed when the Rus sians, a few days ago, began the evacuation of the ancient fortress. . ''-..-- Official announcement of the capture came today, fol lowing announcements that the outer forts had been re duced by storming tactics. The capture of Grodno the Teutonic invasion 01 Russia, and is one ox the turning points in the enveloping movement which has been pushed by the central powers. The German troops which are advancing on the im portant Russian port 6f Riga. n 11 a ' lurtner gain oi consequence, made here today that they had captured a position north west of Friedrichstadt, which is about 40 miles fVbm Riga. '"V'V BRITISH TRANSPORT IS TORPEDOED Berlin, Sept. 3 -"Telegrams from Sofia,'" says the Overseas rTews Agency today, "state that at the entrance to the Darda nelles a British transport struck a mine and sank with 320 -officers 1,250 soldiers and 300 members of the crew, ' all of - whom' were . drowned. Six-hundred bodies, were recovered. Jiirkdi Force in Dangler . Paris, Sept. ? A" Important part of the ; Turkish, forces - on tn Ualll ipoli Peninsula, has leen surrounded iby the allies and' its surrender is 1m--minent, says an Athens despatch ; to 'the yournier Agency. ; '' Bi-itfalT ' Steamer Torpedoed London. Sept. 3 The British steam ier Eonmaols has haen sunk, presum ! ably by a submarine. The crew nas .jbeen landed safely. ' The - Roumanie -was a vessel of 1, 638 tons. She sailed from Blythe j July - 13 for England where she ar ! rived July 35. No records are avail- able of her movements since that date. I "Evacuation of Grodno - Begim By Russians -' London. Sept. t The evacuation of i Grodno is under- "way- Petrograd ad ! mits officially that Russian forces are i being; -withdrawn from the right bank ! of the Klemeo. The loss by the Bna ; siaus of the last of their- strong for- tresses has been expected and the re ; port that its evacuation is Imminent Hingham, Mass., Sept. 3 After he iiad been frightfully beaten by two prisoners who were attempting to escape, Chief of Police - Washington James killed one and saw the other Leaving, the building, the prisoners within two hours. Iuring the attack the chief's skull was fractured and his nose broken by blows with a hammer James was already weak ened by a buU.et wound .received a few. months ago from a man who resisted. arrest, After today's experience he was taken to a hospital,.; where his condi tion was said to be serious. ' The dead man was known as James Harmon, who with a companion, Wallace W'aiiams, alias Walter Welsh, had been held on a charge of burglary or a hearing today. , They claimed to hail from Syracuse, N. T"., and were alleged to have stolen an automobile in Boston Tuesday 'night and driving here to. hive ; broken open a safe in a local garage. Early the next morn ing they were overtaken in Quincy ACHINISTS QUIT AT SHELTQN SHOP; ASK 8 HOUR DAY Sheltoni Conn.. Sept. 3 Machinists to the number of 50, some strikers claiming 8 5, 'suddenly left their work in the R. N Bassett Co., today. Earl ier in the week wire coverers and em ployes in ' other departments struck for the eight, hour- day. The ma chinists then . did not go out as they accepted a compromise on their i demands, receiving a 65 hour day for Falls Before Von Hinden- marks an important step in on the Baltic, have made a J-VJS? 1 X wmciai annouuceiiiexib . was I caused no surprise here. It lias been evident for some time that Grand Duke - Nicholas had ho intention of allowing a. number of men sufficient to maintain a long defense to be penned up in any fortress which could be invested. -, - - r Along the GaUcian border General Ivan oil continues to retire, but ' not Vwithout inflicting heavy losses on the Austro-Gernaan forces, which have been shaken several times by vigorous counter-attacks. In the center and the extreme north the Germans are making little progress. The Russians claim another local success near Vilna. The great, artillery duel continues along the western front-held by the French. The ultimate purpose of this activity is still obscure. The British press is not greatly pleased at the reception by the United States of Germany's promise to modi fy her . submarine , campaign. It com plains that a promise 'which does not include protection for merchantmen is inadequate. . Negotiations between Turkey and Bulgaria concerning railroad conces sions to the latter are . again under way. It is not expected in quarters favorable to the .entente allies -that they will prove successful. and surrendered after being fired upon by the police.. The men were brought here and placed in the custody of James. This morning when he .took them to their breakfast they set -upon him, took his revolver and locked him in a- cell. Leaving the - building, thep risoners were noticed by two street car em ployed who entered the Jail and re leased James. The chief refused to wait for medical attendance and ob taining a pair of automatic revolvers, hopped into an automobile and started in , pursuit. He overtook the men on the road a half mile from the jail and called, upcn them to surrender. Harmon's reply was two shots ' from the chief's gun. Then James began shooting and his third bullet went through Harmon's head. As his companion fell dead, Wil liams made a dash through the brush where he was found hiding a few minutes later. An added charge of as sault with intent to kill was made against him a 59 hour one without pay reduction. It is understood that the machinists' union last night voted to stand by their fellows" iri the Bassett plant be cause unionism is fighting for an eight hour day and is not seeking a compromise. Today a strike followed . and it is expected that the machinists will make the eight hour demand as have employes in other .departments. The company employes l',300 persons, mostly girls. The product Is Ruckles, corset bones and articles of covered wire. WEATHER FORECAST Fortresses Invaders Fair tonight and probably Satur day. Not much change in tempera ture Moderate north winds. -V - His Law Partner Signed Re ceipt For $700 Which Has Vanished Money "Was Payment on Farm Land Purchase. Mrs. King, Left in Financial v Straits, Opens Pretty Fairfield Home as Board ing House Son Quits School. Although John P. Gray, assistant prosecuting attorney of the Bridgeport city court, has admitted that he has signed without knowing their contents many- papers, for his absconding law partner; Clitus H. King, the first spec ific case in which Gray is involved, financially, through his partner's shortcomings, came to light today. The signature of Gray, as well as that of King, appears on a receipt for $700 which was- given as part- pay ment by John Chihal of Newark" and Steve Karma of this city, for a farm owned by C. F. Brinsmade of Trum bull. Both were clients of Gray. The money was turned over, Gray says, to King. This afternoon he went to Trumbull, to try to straighten out the affair. Brinsmade is a grain and -feed merchant of Trumbull Mrs. C. H. King, left In financial straits through her husband's sudden disappearance, is preparing to turn the King homestead In Fairfield into a boarding house. The 17 years old son of the lawyer is preparing to go to work in Bridgeport, having aban doned plans for a college career. He admits receiving the. money and signing the receipt with -his partner. Chihal and' Kurma. are now in pos session of the property. , It is -believ ed King passed them a forged deed to the place. Attorney Gray in tell ing of the transaction. malA today that Chihal and Kurma Trere. -his -clients and they came looking for a farm. King knew that's Brinsmade, the Trumbull: flour and .-feed-- merchant. had some property to sell and he took an option on- the property for- which he paid Mr, Brinsmade $50. This is all the cash Mr. Brinsmade receiv. ed. , If the deal went through Mr. Brins made was toi receive $700 by Aug 31st. Attorney Gray claims that Chi hal and Kurma paid over the money a lew a ay a nerore Mr. King disappear ed. The partners .signed the re ceipt and then.-Attorney King took charge of the. money and proposed to Attorney Gray that he give the money to E. W. S. Pickett, former postmaster of Fairfield, to close the deal with Mr. Brinsmade, he said, as Mr. Pickett was more familiar with real estate transactions than either of the lawyers. Attorney Gray claims he consented rto this arrangement and his partner took the money, saying he would give.it to Mr. Brinsmade. Attorney- Gray, Orville Burton, town clerk of Trumbull, Mr Brinsmade and Messrs. Chihal and Kurma were in the conference this afternoon but Chihal and Kurma insisted they had paid for the land and they would hold. Attor ney Gray is civilly responsible for the money for which he receipted. In endeavoring to straighten out his partner's affairs and to clear the firm name, Mr. Gray has been in confer ence with members of Mr. King's fam ily and some of his political friends. Attorney Gray said it had been agreed that ho information concerning Mr. King's affairs would be volunteered. but as fast as, new evidenee of irregu- (Continued on Page' 2) Two Men Arrested by State Policeman Virelli Will Be Arraigned in Middletown City Court Sept. 15. Are Charged With Having Removed Portion of Track With Intent to Derail Train on Valley Branch. Middletown, Conn., Sept. 3 Two of the men arrested and held in Bridge port yesterday on the charge of being responsible for the wreck of a pass enger train over the Valley Division of the New York, New Haven Hart ford Railroad on August 27, 1911, in which wreck 60 persons were hurt and one later died of" injuries, were presented before Judge Wesley TJ. Pearne In the city court today and formally- charged with removing por tions' of th-e rails with intent to de rail a train. The men, Nunzio Buchemo and Se bastiano Lacena, were each held in $20,000 bail for a hearing on Sep. tember IB. INS20JOO BRIDGEPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1915 LABOR UNIONISTS TURN THOUGHTS FROM STRIKES TO PLANS FOR BIG JUBILATION MONDAY IN NEW HAVEN Labor . Day will be a day of jubilation "for nearly 10,000 workers of Bridgeport. It will be a celebration of the trans formation of the city from a community of factories where long hours and poor wages was almost the rule, to a city of eight hours, good wages, and modern working conditions. Probably 4,000 girls who have been emancipated from the tyranny of "charges," existence wages, and, long hours, will show their appreciation of what the labor movement and the cO-operation of their employes have done for them, by parad ing in New Haven at the big celebration there Leading the paraders will be the girl pioneers of the fight for better conditions here, the employes or the Warner Bros.' Co. Six huge floats, with five gigantic corsets and one big brassiere will toe mounted on the floats and within each will -be a hand some girl. The La Resista Corset Co. employes will decide tonight what floats they will place in the parade. The Crown and BatcheUer Co. girls will also have Boats. Attempts are being made this after noon to charter a big steamer to car ry the girls from Bridgeport to New Haven. " It is expected that $500 will be donated for the purpose if it can be accomplished. The employes of the Bryant Elec tric Co. and the Bias Narrow Fabric Co. will celebrate Monday, too. The Bias girls , returned this morning un der 'their, new working conditions. The girls of the Albert & E. Hen kels Lace Co.,. have procured Jobs in other factories, where they are working under the conditions they asked for in their own factory. Ira Ornburn, organizer of the State Federation of Labor, said this after noon that it was expected that freight handlers, in Hartford, Waterbury and New Haven would quit either this aft ernoon or tomorrow. Strikes were promised in each place. GUBERNATORIAL BOOM FOR HEALY SHADES WILSON Bridgeport Mayor's Chances Killed Burnes Tells , of Healy's Strength. Lieut. Gov. Clifford B. Wilson, who. as mayor or .Bridgeport, prompuy spoiled his own gubernatorial boom by his recent action here in arresting labor leaders, won't have the support of Fairfield county even if he should persist in his ambition to capture the G. O. P. nomination for governor in 1916. That Fairfield county isn't entirely carried away with the boomlet for Wilson is one of, the aftermaths of the legislative reunion at the Mo- mauguin, this week.' Thev authority for the expression of divided senti ment is Secretary of State Charles D. Burnes. Mr. Burnes comes from. Stamford. He was elected last year and was one of the candidates on the same ticket with Wilson. Here's the way he expressed himself at the Momau- guln, the other day. speaking to a number of friends: "The Healy sentiment is quite strong in the southern part of Fair field county." Mr. Burnes had reference to Speak er Frank E. Healy, whose candidacy has been, given a big impetus in up state sections. EMPLOYES EXPECT AMS CO. SOOil TO HAVE 8JjOUR DAY Delegation of Employes Favor ably Received In New Fairfield Plant. The Max Ams Co., which moved to Fairfield several months ago, is ex pected to join the ranks of the eight hour- factories this week. A committee of employes called on the management of the factory yester day and presented requests for an eight hour day. the same wage scale as now received and overtime ar rangements. According to the report made this morning at Machinists' hall, the com mittee was received in a favorable manner and a reply is promised in a day or two. Several hundred are employed in the plant, which makes a specialty of machinery for making cans. , , . ' The Canfleld Rubber Co. employes are still holding out for the eight hour day. So are the Siemon Hard Rubber Co. workers. The employes of the Salt's Textile Co. are rapidly acquiring Jobs else where. Half of them have offers for positions. No answers have been received from the Crane Co. or American Grapho phone Co. officials. They are expect ed early next week. The eight hour day is expected by the workers in the Max Ams Co., in Fairfield, as a result of a conference with the officials yesterday. No change was recorded today In the situation at the Remington Arms plant. The American Chain Co. has made no further advances to the men. Labor, leaders will be inactive for several days in this city because of the proximiity of Labor Day. Con ventions and labor celebrations are occupying their time. Laundry workeipp are being largely organized in this city with the prob ability that all the shops will be -unionized before the expiration of a fortnight. A meeting of the metal polishers of this city will be held at Eagles' hall tonight at 8 o'clock at which the new ly elected international president of the organization "will preside. - . U.S. WON'T ACT ON PAPAL PLEA SEEKING PEACE Will Await Notice From Warring Powers That Ac tion Will Be Welcomed. Washington, Sept. 3 The United States will make no further efforts to bring about peace in Europe until it has received information that its good offices will be welcomed by both sides in the conflict. This was stated au thoritatively here today in official dis cussions of the messages from Pope Benedict, delivered to President Wil son yesterday by Cardinal Gibbons. -From the fact that the Vatican is in close touch with Austria the con struction placed by the officials on the Pope's message is that the Germanic powers would be willing to discuss peace at this time. President Wilson has made it clear several times that his- offer of his ser vices to bring about peace still stands and that he will do- everything pos sible to futher the movement. The United States, however, will do noth ing likely to endanger its position as a friend to all belliegerents, it was said authoritatively. The Popes message will not be made public by this government, al though there would be no objection if Cardinal Gibbons gives it out. NEW LONDON GETS FIRST "SUB SE Washington, Sept. 3 The first of the American submarine bases con templated in the plan for an inner de fense line of submersibles along all coasts will be located at New London, Conn. The buildings of the Coast Guard training school," abandoned in 1911, will be used to house the men of the submarine fleet detailed to that portion of the Atlantic coast. The navy department Is working out details and the new base probably will be in op eration in a very short time. It is planned to give crews of coast defense submarines shore quarters. The ships will run out to sea on daily cruises or on patrol duty during the day and return at night to the base. Eventually it is proposed to have sim Mar stations all along the coast. " El Several Hundred Strikers, Incensed When One ot Their Number is Cracked on Head By Police Sergeant's Nightstick, Fling Brickbats As Police Charge on Crowd. TWO PRISONERS SENTENCED TO-JAHi FOR ONE YEAR IN 15 MINUTE TRIALS Clubbing Victim, With Gash in Scalp That Re-i quires 20 Stitches, Left Unattended'in Pen of City Court Until Many Hours After He ReH ceives Injury. Investigation by the American Federation of Labor intothi charge of strikers that pqlicemen were-largely 'at-fant .in.; pre cipitating noting at the Crane lsed by high officials of that body this afternoon. 1 While in no way condoning violence onthepart of sstrikersj the labor leaders are inclined to the belief 'that the policemen with the use of more judgment might have averted the seri-j ous outbreak this morning that was the first grave infraction of the peace during all Bridgeport's labor troubles. Half a dozen policemen were injured in a riot this morn-i ing when 500 strikers clashed with a squad under 'Sergeant' Charles Wheeler. - u Two of the strikers were arraigned in the citycourt thi? morning at 9:40 o'clock and 9:55 o'clock they were in the prisoner-fa' pen fined and sentenced to a year; in jail. They, had "no. Iaw'yer,'' - . '' It was soon after 6 o'ciock tnis morning when the Crane employes got Into an altercation with policemen over the .picketing at the plant. Po lice reserves were called and they charged the men. A battle ensued in which the policemen armed with night sticks fought the crowd, which was throwing stones, scrap iron and bottles. Tony MoskowsKI or i opruuo street, was arrested as a ringleader after a sensational chase in an auto mnhllB. Hia head was split open. RtPvAii Shurenski of 2 West avenue, wa.o also arrested. After a few min utes hearing in the city court, Deputy Tiirie-e Frank L. Wilder, on tne rec ommendation of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney John P. Gray, sentenced tne men to six months for assault, and six months and a fine of $1 and costs were meted out for breach of the James E. Roche, chairman of the rawutive committee of the A. F. of L., afrl this afternoon that an investiga tion would be begun. It is not the nolicv of the federation to protect thone who start riots, but the asser tions of the strikers indicate that the police may have provoked the attack WMfla were smashed right and left. The long night sticks of the police t- swuntr without stint. After they got started they had to fight for the men fought back strenuously. Two lYolicemen. Martin Kane and HVmael Quilty, had been on duty naar the plant during the night." In the neighborhood of 6 o'clock tne sirmeia began to gather in Boutn avenue in front of the offices or tne piant. A telephone call for reserves was sent to headquarters from inside the plant, and an automobile owned by the plant was rushed to the police station. ThAro it took on Sergeant Charles Wheeler and Policemen John Curry, .Tnhri Dwver and Edward Morris. When Sergeant Wheeler arrived on the scene he sent in another call for help. Policemen Martin Kelly, levi Mendelson and John Dempsey rushed to the scene. Statements differ as to what precip itated the 'trouble. According to the tesimony of he policemen, the strikers were stopping men on the way to the plant and' forcibly detaining them. Some, they said, were pulled off bicy cles. They said one old man, a Syrian, who it- was declared at the plant is holding , his job as a pension, was struck by a stone. Shurenki and a companion who was at the scene of disorder, said, however, that they were peaceable. They as serted a watchman at tne plant naa interfered with them and "started pushing them around." Thinars began to happen, however. when Sergeant Wheeler aproached Moskowski, who appeared to be the leader of the strikers, and sought to prevent him from picketting. State ments differ as to what happened here, but they unite in asserting that Mos kowski immediately afterward re-. celved a blow on the head with the sergeant's night stick, which opened a gash that required iO stitches to close. Sergeant Wheeler ordered a charge. The eight policemen and the officer ran into the crowd, beating right and left with the nightsticks. Head after head felt the force of the clubs as the policemen drove the men east on South avenue and into Iranistan ave nue and the lots adjacent. The police attack infuriated the crowd. Grasping sticks, stones, bot tles, scrap iron, etc., according to the police, they hurled them at the bluecoats. Policeman Mendelson was hit in the back of his neck with a stone, he reported. Policeman Ourry said he was struck by a cover of a curb box of the Bridgeport Hjdraulia PRICE TWO CENTS rm Co., West .End plant, was prom Co. Follceman Quilty sought the Emergency for a smashed finger and knee bandaged. He was struck with a stone. Policeman Dwyer and Ser geant . Wheeler were struck on the hands with sticks. Dwyer said he was also. hit with a hydrant coupling. Po liceman Kelly was treated at the Emergency for a emashed finger and j Policeman Kane received treatment I for a bruise under his right eye The center of the disturbance ap peared to be ..about -Sergeant' Wheeler. A watchman at the Crane plant said a striker jumped on Wheeler's back and that the watchman rescued him. All the time, Wheeler was trying to catch Moskowski, whose head he hack , split open. He escaped in the crowd, : . however. Steve Shurenski was ! caught. . The battle was over in a few min utes. Thes trikers couldn't stand up against the policemen's clubs. Mora help came, but by this time the strik ers had been scattered throughout the j lots and side streets. While the battle was at its height somebody pulled a revolver and fired j four shots. Sergeant Wheeler and the I policemen said they don't know who fired and the prisoners say it must have been a policeman. : When the crowd dispersed, sights' of Tony was sought and several po- j licemen jumped into an automobilo( and chased him. They found him lnj a saloon at Park and Railroad ave-j nues. He attempted to escape by hiding in a closet but he was hauled' out and arrested. Steve and Tony were taken to police! headquarters. - Their case' was called.' In the city court at 9:40 o'clock. Ati 9:55 o'clock they were back In thai prsoner's pen, fined each $1 and costs' and sentenced td one year in jail. ) Sergeant Wheeler was first called' to the stand. He said the strikers were pulling men off wheels and he ! said he ordered Tony to move. The j latter got "fresh," he said, and then j he ordered a charge. . . On the stand Tony "said he 'was merely trying to influence employes to join the strike. The simple charge of breach of the peace was entered ! against the pair first, but Policeman 1 Mendelson said he heard Tony say I We'll kill all the cops if it takesj 10 years." Judge Wilder ordered an additional charge of assault. ; Steve was given a short hearing. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney John I P. Gray then addressed the judge. 'Your honor," he said, "This la' the most serious thing that has hap- pened at this stage of the game. I '. recommend the absolute maximum penalty." Judge Wilder merely said "Yes" and he fined each $1 and costs and sentenced them for six months for breach of the peace and six months more for assault. An appeal was al lowed under bonds of $1,000 but the men didn't take advantage of it. Moskowski suffered during the . hearing from the blow he had recelv- ed. It wag more than four inches in length and very deep. He tied a red handkerchief about it, and it was not until about 11 o'clock that he was taken to the Emergency hospital. None of the other strikers appear ed at the hospital for treatment, al though many received lusty clouts on their heads. Quiet Eeigns In East End Strikes Quiet scenes in the East End marked , the stike progress today. A meeting of the strikers of the Salt's Textile company was held in Sadler's hall. At the big plant of the American Chain comnany where beautiful lawns and (.Continued on Pace