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BRIDGEPORT, CONN., MONDAY, SEPT. 27, 1915
PRICE TWO CENTS
VOL. 51 NO. 228
Rich Merchant's' Fortune
Left Chiefly to Widow
and Son, in Trust.
American Graphophone Co.
Officials Make More Con
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Ambassador Penfield is Notified That Austria Will
v Comply Fully With Demands That Envoy Be
Recalled "Leave of Absence" Not Sufficient
For U. S., Country is Informed. .
j - Washington. Sept. 27 Austria lias, informally ' notified
Ambassador Penfield that it, will recall Dr.1 Dumba, the Austrian
ambassador to the United States, as requested by President Wil
son. ' '. ' ' - ' ":, ' .-';. "' ' '
l': This information was given to AhJ-1
. feaseador : Penfield when :he informally
idvised Austrian' officials, on instrufer
' bon from Washington, that the Uni
ted States sought - the "recall" of Dt
-Dumba and would not be satisfied
with his departure on leave of ab-sence:-.
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.. Mr. penfield was -assured that the
wishes of the' United States would bp
complied with and 'that a formal note
' 6n ; the subject would ' be . handed -to
him soon.. Until the formal expres
sion is in .the hands of state-depart-
" Trient officials, they cannot ; act upon
,the Ambassador's request for safe
conduct- - . " '
Dr. Dumba , had - engaged passage
on the steamship Rotterdam, to sail
September, 29, - but it is not4 known
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Berlin.; Sep'L ,27 One British warship was :sunk and two
others were .'damaged in th? attack by "a British' squadron - on
J 6'emanfa'ttries' along "the -"Belgian coast, especially at Zee-;brugg6,fsimultaneously-with-the
launching of thecal lied new of
fensive mciyement o-a fand, . according to- the- German; official
statement of September 26.,;- ..s ; . . - '. , .T- "
Atter tnese losses tne unnsn imps
withdrew.; r-.The- official statement
enumerates the .capture ..of more than
6.000 Frenoli and , British prisoners
jmd a number ,of machine guns in the
. land .lighting at- various points along
the front; . ." , ;'T ' . 4
USED FOR TRANSPORT,
' REPORTED TO BET LOST
' New York.' Sept. 27 According, to
private advices, received . here, the
large ' British transport reported j by
.wireless from Berlin on Sept'x2r-to
"have Jeen; sunk off the Island of
-Crete by & German submarine, was
the Cunarder Transylvania, This big
liner, a 14,000 ton vessel, 548 feet
long, had been chartered . by the Brit
ish government to oarry troops to the
Dardanelles. She wai built two years
ago at Greenock, r Before the Brit
ish government took her over she
.plied on the route between New York
an-d Liverpool. -
( BRITISH STEAMER STOfK . .
Marseilles, . France, Sept. - 27 The
British steamer Natal Transport was
shelled and sunk by a German sub
marine Sept 17 south of Crete. Its
crew ;of 34 .were picked up and land
ed at Pieraeus, Greece. The sailors
were takers from here to .Malta by
the Messagereis Marl times' liner Mem
his which arrived here yesterday. ,
' The Natal Transport was a steam
er of-2,685 tons net. ; She was last re
ported to have arrived at Port Said on
July 15. - -
KOIj tEAD WAR .
ALLIES PUSHING NEW
. London, Sept. 27. In two days the
French jind British have gained great
.er re3ult3 than in , the preceding 12
.months of fighting since "the battle of
the Marne. With upwards of 20,000
eomethJrVg like 30 guns, without count-
"ing machine guns and with a formid-
able breach In the German -line, the
Rallies apparently have their long-ex-.pected
offensive movement well under
waV. The advance has been- general
; and its effect is emphasized by the fact
that on the eastern front a substantial
' gain lor the Russians, is recorded. -VPetrograd
states that the army of
General Ivanoff has . won a striking
.. .victory " over the German and Aus-
irio.r.3 in the southeastern theatre,
.' where 1,000 prisoners are said to have
been taken. . ?
. Thn Belgians also are . taking a
prominent part in the new offensive
ITloverneni. i i j t i i u 1 1 i.ttix announce-j
!lment reports the capture of a German
prst on . the right bank of the Tser
with the consequent evacuation by the
''Germans of adjoining trenches.
It Is believed in London that the
'. new move in the west will again bring
tjie Germans face to face with- the
'necessity of nicking a choice between
' the two fronts as was the case earlier
in the wj;. Military Writers point out
lluf" n"5 JJJW "'u's m
Auetrians and Germans ona front of
7t;ir m-iei-. wmip me presence or near-
ly J.ouuou strongly entrenched Ger-
mans nsa failed to prevent an advance
In France. lms, tney say, must In-
, crease the perplexities -of the G?rman
: general staff and react Immediately
In anr plans which may "have been
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whether arrangements an be made in
time for him to leave on that date. ; .
. Officials here refused to comment
on the situation, making-it clear" that
such information as they had reicelved
was of an informal nature, given in
conversation, and that the decision oi
Austria 'as expressed in a note would
be awaited." .' , '
NOTE OX WAR EXPORTS
NOT RECEIVED- HERE
' Washington, Sept! 27-" The text of
the second Austrian note, protesting
against war exports had not arrived
today at the state, department and
Acting Secretary Polk said he had no
official information that such a note
was .coming. t
DRUMIVIER OF '61
George Sanger' Will Beat
Time in Grand Review Be
fore President Wilson.
To the strain of the time-honored
martial airs tovwhich they 'kept time
in the Civil war, about 35 members
of Eliaa.' Howe post, No. 3, G.Va. R.,
marched to the railroad station today
and .there took a. train for the 49th
annual encampment . of : the Grand
Army of the. Republic wriich is being
held this week at Washington; -D. C. A
number of the Sons of Veterans and
other afif liated patriotic societies . ac
companied them, the Sons of Veterans
acting as escort in the parede. The
music for" the march was furnished
by George ( Sanger, formerly director
of the .Wheeler & Wilson band and
William Hoff, drummer in the" band
and also a member of the Sons of
Veterans camp. Mr. Sjanger although
a cornetist of the band was a drum
mer in the army in the Civil war.
He took bis drum with him and will
play for the delegation of Eliaa, Howe
post when it marches in the . grand
review before President Wilson to
morrow afternoon. . 2
This march before President Wil
son will mark the third time since
the- "grand- review" ;at the close . of
tho Civil War, that the veterans have
passed down Pennsylvania avenue, to
be reviewed by the nation's chief ex
ecutive. It will probably be the "last.
Among the members of Elias Howe
post who went on- the last trip were:
Commander William . H. Barnum; Ad
V ' 1 yaui lwiss
. tuiui oci scant, . laeufgc XI. nuin-
Scarritt;. officer' of the -day, Russell
Glen; color sergeant, George H. Ruth
erford, Edward Stevens, Edward . T.
Abbott, Charles E. Curtis, W. G. Gil
bert,' E. H Thresher, Dr. George L.
Porter, Lyman S.. Catlin, Henry North,
Fred W. Bassett, M. B. Warner; Fred
Wallenta; Ephraim Murphy, Thomas
N. Cook, Henry C. Cook, John Thomp
son, .Stacey Hall.' George Sanger,' Hen
ry Rof John H. Neff and George C.
Stewart. Past Commander-in-chief
Alfred B.;' Beers, who is a member of
the National ' council, of the Grand
army went to Washington: yesterday,
as did William. H. Hart, of thi3 citv.
!u'unnnet 1)1 tne Connecticut divl-
Among sthe members, of Franklin
Bartlett camp No. 11 Sons -of Veteir
ans with the party were; Past . Com
mander Charles T.'Curtiss; George M.
Dayton.. .Charles T. Keller, Charles
iVJunich, Judge Patrick Kane, William
H. Thorpe, Hsnry Greene, Charles
I Ftuhlin, John McGovern, Alderman
, Dan!el I. Harrigan. W. a'. W. Walke
Chester Coulson and Henry Simonds
I r From Angeline Bartlett tent, Daugh.
ters of Veterans were: Mrs. Charles
j T. Curtiss, Mrs. Henry Greene. Mrs.
; Calvin 'Beach, Miss Emma Laiey
Mrs. Catherine Gregory. Miss Mar-
garet Beck, Mrs. Harry Simonds and
Miss Helen E.. Belden.
Mrs. John - H- N'eff. department
STARTED IN SMALL
Brother is to Get Substantial
Legacy on Demise of
'Starting practically a poor man In a
little grocery business in the West End
and at the same time denied the usual
good health which the ordinary man
enjoys, Samuel E. Vincent amassed
nearlv half a million dollars during
his busy and useful lif e. .
The inventory of his estate shows
that he had 417,000 when he died. He
owned ; real ' estate in State street,
Colorado avenue, and other sections of
the. West End valued by the apprais
ers at $160,000. i This includes the
home in-which he lived in Colorado
' C The largest part of his estate is rep
resented -by 2 49. shares in the Vincent
Bros. Co. The concern- , which1 was
founded by Mr. Vincent has an exten
sive business in hay, grain, feed, coal,
good and groceries. - From a small re
taistbre established in the West ' End,
the scope of the -operations of the firm
was gradually extended' until jt is one
of the largest concerns -of its class in
; Mp. Vincent left the bulk of his, es
tate in trust for his widow and 1 his
only son, 2oble E. Vincent. At the
death of the .widow or should she re
marry, the bulk of her share , beyond
the one-third allowed her by law, is to
go to Allen E. Vincent,, brother of the
deceased.- A. E. Vincent is named as
executor of the will and . trustee of the
legacies of the widow and her son.
Outside of the real estate which he
owned and his own business, Mr. Vin
cent had few other investments and
these were for but nominal sums. His
will is .orre of the - most complicated
documents ever submitted for probate
and it appears to provide tor every
contingency which may arise and to
insure that- the estate -will - be distrir
buted. absolutely '"according to .the
wishes of the deceased, 'f-jJ '-
The appraisers are tile Qoodsell,
Carl Foster and C. Dv $. Miller.
DRIVER OF DEATH
CAR DIDN'T USE
CARE, HE SAYS
That a speed greater . than fifteen
miles per hour would bef. dangerous
while rounding the curve at Fairfield
and Clinton avenues and that driver
unused to the curve ought to take
it" at much slower speedy was 'the
opinion Clayton A.' Murray gave Cor
oner Phelan today. The coroner had
continued from Saturday his inquiry
into the death of Ina Bennett, the
pretty. Wilton girl who late Friday
night was thrown from .an automobil
at the curv-e and killed. Murray said
he, has bee driving automobiles in
Bridgeport for six years and is ' quite
familiar with the curl'e at the ppint
mentioned. . . . . ,
Charles T. Bland, wealthy contrac
tor, of Stamford who was .driving .the
car ; from which Miss.; .Bennett 'fe'lU
told the coroner that he ' had passe
the curve a number or times on his
way through Bridgeport and thought
he was familiar with it. He laid the
fatality ' to his error in judging the
sharpness of the turn. With him and
the Sennett girl at the .time were
Benjamin Dirr, azL auto supplies
dealer, of Stamford1 and Miss Emma
Ailing of Wilton, a, chum of Miss
Bennett. The coroner has ot com
pleted his investigation. '
: The coroner at 2:80 today began
an inquiry Into'the death of Mrs. Hat
tie Taylor of East Main Wtreet who
either stepped or fell from a moving
trolley ear two, weeks ago. MVs. Tay
lor sustained a fractured skull and
was unconscious after her injury un
til Friday night when she died.
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TWO MEN FELLED
BY ADAMS' AUTO
.. Thomas Carr of Ansdnia, who was
run down by " ah automobllein front
of the "Lyric theater, today, is at St.
Vincent's hospital -in a serious , con-1
dition with 'concussion of the brain.
James H Bouton. 4 Reamer street,
who was also run down by the sam
auto, sustarhed cuts -and abraisions.
; The car bore the Connecticut li
cense' number 21,355 and is said to
belong ' to' Ernst Adams, proprietor
of the Adams houle in Fairfield ave
nue.' '': At the . hoel it : was said Mr.
Adams was out and attaches knew
nothing about the ; matter.
Late this- afternoon Mrs. Ernst
Adams wh was driving the car that
ran down "the -men, gave herself up
V atpolice headquarters and was im
mediately released" in bonds of $200
furnished by her; husband.
LAKE CO. TO BUILD
ON ITS MADE LAND
The.Lake Submarine Torpedo com-1ient c the Connecticut Xational
nany will at -once begin operations or ! tank, a director In the People's SaV
building on the newly made lan-J ad- ins bank, and president of T. Haw ey
Joining Johnston's creek. As nroiect-
ed at this time . 24 ways will be con
structed foe the reception oE hew boat?
and, large factory buiidinsrs , for the
conduct of the work will be erected.
It is expected that the addition, to be
is-rf-n-n np "-vn 2," will be completed
before mowfatT. .'
MEN MAY BE BACK
ON JOB WEDNESDAY
Anxious to Have Strikers
Return,' Firm Offers Many
Adjustments. As a. result of the fact that many
new concessions were made this
momiC'g by the officials of the Amer
ican Graphophone Co., to their strik
ing employes, it was expected at the
mass meeting held this afternoon that
a. vote would be taken to return
A committee of the employes call
ed on the officials of the plant this
morning and the grievances that were
not adjusted Saturday were reviewed.
Particularly favorable is the fact that
it is prophesied, the polishers received
The wage increases, over which the
polishers demurred Saturday, will 'be
adjusted, the company 'promises . In
other departments where minor
grievances prevented the return to
work today, adjustments have been
made, , - : . . '
The company; is desirous of getting
its employes back to work. Afjrer
having made the usual experimental
holdout, which was successful in one
instance, the officials have agreed to
treat with their employes and are
anxious to get them back on the
job. -y . , ,
A mass meeting of employes was
called for 3 o'clock this afternoon, at
which the new clauses in the agree
meht were to be read. A meeting of
the polishers was held before that, at
which the concessions were explained
by a mem,ber of the committee tha
waited on , the officials.
The Lake Torpedo Boat Co. has
offered increased wages ,to the ma
chinists but they have - not offered
enough., according to the latter. They
want approximately 20 per cent. '
The Si em on Hard. Rubber Co. em
ployes met this morning but there was
no change in the situation. The
Salt's strike ia at, a, standstill while
the company is deliberating about the
time of opening the factory. . .
Thousands of Garment '
- Workers WiU Strike
sChicago Sept, 27. A strike of 15,
000 garment workers was set for to
day, as a;. result of the refusal of the
employes to, grant a higher .wage scale
and improved working conditions. Un
ion leaders -say the strike will com
pletely tie up the clothing manufac
turing industry in Chicago. I
Seven Hundred Quit
At Springfield Plant
Springfield, Mass.,: Sept. 27 Seve
hundred of the 1,200 . men employed In
the Hill shops of the Hendee Motor
cycle company, went out on strike at
10 o'clock this morning and an ef
fort is being made to call out the four
hundred men employed in the East
Springfield shops.'- Daniel R. Dono
van, chairman of the labor forward
movement, is in charge. The men are
on an eight hour day by the wjfeek
schedule but want the time divided
differently. -' 1
Strikers in Waterbury
Shop. Baqk At Work
Waterbury, Sept: 2 7 rThe strikers
at the pla.t of the Waterbury Farrej
i ounary and Machine company went
back to work- this, morning, having
voted to do so Satiirday knight. Most
of - the strikers at the Manville Ma
chine Company's shops and the Blake
& Johnson Company are still out, al
though a number of the men return
ed to their benches in these shops to
day. ' --
S. W. Baldwin, Oldest r
Banker In' State, Had
v-V Estate of $35,000
'Less than $35,000 is represented -in
the inventory of the estate of the .late
Samuel W. 'Baldwin, veteran- merchant
and banker. v
The inventory,, filed in the probate
court, was made public today. .The
largest item in the estate is the share
he left in the business of the H. Haw
ley Hardware Co., Inc., 549-553 Water
stret, and valued at $13,500. His share
in the book accounts of tire concern is
estimated at $1,500. A supplementary
inventory shows that he owned the
property in which the business .of T.
Hawley & Co., Inc., was carried on in
Water street and that, the proparty is
valued at $S,500.
The inventory shows he held stocks
anu secunces amounting to so.bcu,
among which were stock cf the Bridge
port & Port Jefferson Steamboat Co.,
IT. S. Steel and Connecticut National
bank stocks. He had $1,14S.3S cash on
deposit in various banks. He carried
an insurance policy of $3,000.
The estate, under the will, is divided
about equally between-his son, George
M. Baldwin, clerk of the board of con
tract and supply, and his daughter,
Mary B. Trubee.
. The apraisers . of the estate were
Hamilton S. Shelton. George S. Wild
man arid Frederick M. Fkiff.
Mr. Baldwin, at his death, was prss-
' & Co - Inc- -He was the oldest banke:
in the state.
Fail- and continued cool tonight and
Tuesday; frcft in lew rlnoes tonight.
Northwfst gales diminishing. '
Nearly Thousand Pupils on Half Time Because
Administration Has Refused Sufficient Funds
to Build New Schools Congestion . is Worst
Ever B. H. S. Work; is at Standstill Great
Increase in Population in East Bridgeport Will
Find Scandalously Slack Schooling F acilities
Because of Administration's Policy.
While Bridgeport is acquiriug a growth that is unexamp
led in any part of New England, the city is faced by one of the
greatest problems in its history that of providing acomoda
tions for school children. - . : , '
Eight hundred pupils in th e city are on half : time,, getting
only part of the instruetion that is due them) The city is growr
ing'by leaps and bounds in the East End and only one new
school building is under construction there. c " '
Portable school rooms, which are collapsible buildings
capable of holding a classj are being rushed hither and thlth-
er 111 111 eiiori to stave uii uisury duuouuu.
Despite the fact that the greatest ithe board of apportionment ' at its last
need for new school houses ever ex
perienced in this city, is now being
felt, only half as much money as was
available in normal times, can' be de
voted' to educatiOn now. Ignoring the
.plea of far-sighted members 'of yie
board of education,. . who . not' ,only
asked for the regular one mill tax
but deemed it necessary' to have more,
Wm SKILLFULLY PltOTfW
RUNAWAY AUTOMOBILE THROUGH
STREET CROWD AVERTS TRAGEDY
With the live3' of a dozen pedes-'
trians and others as the stake, A. E.
Lavery, secretary' of the . Bridgeport
Hydraulic company, shook dice with
Death and won, Saturday' afternoon,
when the brakes collapsed oh a slx-
pylinder Locomobile - was driving
and the big machine was catapulted
into congested traffic at Main '. and
Golden Hill streets at 40 miles an
Powerless to control the plunging
car, which had acquired a terrific rno-J
mentum in a. wuu sutiu uuwx v . - j n
Hill street, Mr. Lavery "took a
chance" the only thing left for him
t.0 do and came througn without per
sonal 'injury tc himself or others. It
was almost miraculous driving and the
cool presence of mind of Mr. Lavery,
combined with some good luck, that
prevented a b.orrfble tragedy. ,j ..
Main street, at Golden Hill was jam
med with the Saturday afternoon traf
fic shortly before 5 o'clock. There
was no policeman on duty at the cor
ner, and jitneys, pedestrians, delivery r
carts and! trolley cars wTe slowly j
threading their ways througn tne
crowded street. , '.
A young i woman, driving- a new
roadster, was' turning from Main street
intb Golden Hill street, when a warn
ing shriek from Mr. Lu.very apprised
NEGROES WILL GO
TOP PRODUCTION 'HERE OF
"THE BIRTH OF A NATION''
That the colored population ., of
Bridgeport will "go the limit"-to pre
vent the presentation ta a local thea
tre of "The Birth of a Nation," a film
drama, was the- statement made to
day to Mayor C. B. Wilson and Police
Superintendent Eugene Birmingham
by a protest committee representing
the negroes of the city.
The committee consisted of Dr. T.
W. Gibbs, Dr. H. O. Harding and Hen
ry Faulkner. They were acting inde
pendently of the pastors of ' colored
churches, who sought the support of
the Bridgeport Pa3tors' association in
the pretest agajina tthe films...
Mayor Wilsori and Superintendent
Birmingham, according to the com
mittee, promised to" take th- matter
up in the proper channels. The com
mittee ' later visited the newspaper
offices of the city to make public
"We don't want this film censored
we want it stopped altogether," : said
Dr. Harding, speaking for the com
mittee. "We have taken the matter
up with Mayor Wilson and Superin
tendent Birmingham and have receiv
ed assurances that they will act offi
cially. In the event that official
action looking to the prohibition of
the filmshere is lacking, the colored
people of Bridgeport are prepared
to go the limit in legal channels if
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session, cut ,the tax in two so that
Warenite . may be laid. -
The folly, of -sacrificing ; the rflseds
of the children is now apparent. No
provisionsr are being made for the tre
mendous - increase , in. population on
the east side of the Pequonnock rlv-r
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her of her danger. The ; big touring
car, running, wild, was plunging di
rectly .at her at terrific 'speed. She
managed t& drive her cr against the
curbing near the rear entrance to the
Stratfield, avoiding- a collision by
inches. .. -v ; - .'
Mr." Lavry's shouts warned others
of the danger impenamg. A string of
jitneys blocked passage across Main
street, , while trolley cars were stalled
on Main street; just north of Golden
Hill street. y
Taking the only chance left open to
him, ' Mr. '; . Lavery '.swung arouad the
north-bound trolley car, making the
turn into Main' street almOs! on two
wheels.- His repeated warning cries
brought a woman wheeling a baby car
riage to a realization- of her danger,
and she regained the, sidewalk as the
hurtling machine swirled by. A news
boy ,'dodged to safety, by a margin of
inches. ' '
As he swung his car i,nto Main, street
Mr. Lavery sought' to brake its speed
by Jamming .the wheels, against the
curbing. He had a clear way of abut
100 feet, before Jbie .encountered another
traffic tie-up. ..Thetrollsy car around
which he had swung at the corner waj
now under way and had pocketed the
runaway car between the tracks and
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.Dr. Harding said he. has seen the
picture. He characterized it as being
conducive to race hatred and held
that it is a base, libel . on th enegro
race. "We have the support of every
negro and ' every, fair-minded white
person in this protest, ' he said. '
Mayor Wilson; Was asked today by-
representatives . of. the - Bridgeport
Pastors'' association- to censor- "The
Birth of a Nation" film by the elim
ination of two objectionable scenes,
.before it is allowed to be shown in
this city. The; scenes objected o
were eliminated by censors in Boston
and other cities, '-'j- -'
The protest of the colored citizens
against the - films was. ' brought be
fore the association meeting in the
South Congregational ' church this
forenoon by Rev. W. W. -Eley. He
told the meeting that the colored con
gregations are much wrought up over
the forthcoming presentation of the
play here. ' '
'Following considerable discussion,
the pastors voted to suggest to Mayor
Wilson that objectionable scenes in
the picture be eliminated. Some of
the pastors Said Rev. John P. Wag
ner, the president, had seen the cen-
i sored film and said It was "all right."
! The mayor, who attended the meeting
later in the morning, was informed
I .of the association's suggestion.
Neighbors Hear on Tele- .
phone Wife's Appeals!
For Mercy, Then Two!
Reports of Shot Gun i
As Jason S. Haines!
Carries Out Death I
JOIN IN MAN HUNTj
Son, Aged 16, on Way to
B r idgepor t High
, School, Returrts in;
Time to Face Father's
, Shotgun As He Takes!
to Woods. '
"Oh, my God ! Don't kill me." i
Mrs. A. F. Beach, in thej
Beach homestead on Chestnut i
Hill road, Trumbull, telephon-:
ing to a neighbor at 11 o'clock j
this morning heard those words :
screamed in an agonizing man-'
ner. by a woman's voice.
. 'h'm sick and tired of you. I'll :
finish you. now;'' she heard a
man's voice shout and this was'
followed by more screams from
the woman. " ;
- A minute or two later she heard
a loud report and more screams,
much more piercing and .agonizing
thah Jaef ore. Then - arroilsec report
followed, which seemed farther away,
and , the screams ended. - '
;' She put in a call to police head-"
quarters, Bridgeport. Somebody was
getting killed she: told the police. She
told them to go to the home of Jason
S. Haines on Chestnut Hill road, near
the termination of Madison - road, in
A patrol wagon full of police and
the emergency, 'hospital ambulance
corps were rushed to the house. In;
the back yard they came upon the
body of Mrs. . Haines. Her left arm ,
was hanging by a few shreds of flesh.
Her heart was on her breast, which
wak torn and bleeding. '
Neighbors said she had been killed,
by her husband. ' He had threatened
them with a shotgun, they said, and .
had .escaped' in,' Beach's woods. The
entire detective force of the city, aum
ed to the teeth and a posse of citizens
set off on the trail- of the murderer
and' this afternoon they were still
searching for him.
Three weeks ago, Mrs. Haines was
taken.: to StT" Vincent's hospital suffer-'
ing from the effects of a beating she
had received from Haines. Haines, ,
was arrested and he" was to appear in
the Trumbull court, this afternoon on'
the charge tf assault - - - ; .
" Mrs. Haines left the. hospital Sat
urday. She was ordered to appear
at court this afternoon - and testify
against;, her husband.; ,
Because it is a long- way to the;
court room from the -Haines home-:
stead anil. Mrs. Haines has been ill
lately she. asked her" husband this,
morning to hire a wagon to .convey!
"(hem to the' court. They arguedj
.the matter and Haines told her if she,
went to the .court to testify against1
him she would have tq walk.
' Tlw argument grew warmer and
warmer. So heated did-Haines become
that he advanced on his wife with
menacing gestures and a few sec-i
onds later grasped her by the throat, i
Scuffling- in the attempt to 'escape;
Mrs. Haines reached to the telephone
on the wall of the kitchen and knock,
ed the receiver from the hook.
.' The couple who were talking on
telephone, which was a party wire,
were horrified' to hear her screams.her
despairing shout: "Oh, my God; don't
kill me!", and then the first shot.
: Mrs. Beach called the Trumbull op
erator. .The latter telephoned to the.
deputy sheriff and. to police headquar
ters in Bridgeport.
Se enranged did Haines become that
he. tore an old shot gun from its fast
enings on a wail,, leveled it at her and
shot. The contents of one barrel tors
off her left arm so that it hung by a
few shreds. -Mrs."- Haines ran scream-,
ing out the kitchen door to the back
yard, but Haines" "followed . her . there
and discharged the other barrel at her;
, N Mrs. Haines fell dead. Her breast j
was torn open and her heart beat
its last exposed to view.
Neighbors ran from adjoining
houses, attracted by the shots, Jason
Haines,, the 16 -year old son of the
farnily, had just started to the Bridge
port High school where he is a fresh
man. He ran back on hearing the
shots and apjkroached his father but
the latter threatened him with the
gunl He drove off the neighbors, hol
lored out that he would kill them if
they followed, and then ,ran -iot
Beach's woods, where he escaped from
In the meantime Captain George
H. Arnold, with Detectives George
Simon, Luke Petruschell, Peter Hall,
Peter Hackett, Ge'orfje Fox and Po
liceman HeJbert Liggins, Harold
Beardsworth and C. N. Gorgas ar
rived at the house in the police auto
mobile. The ambulance bearing Dr.
J. P. Deery and the assistant at the
charities department, Alex MacPher
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