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VOL. 52 NO. 5 BRIDGEPORT, CONN.,THTJRSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1916 PRICE TWO CENTS 4 I- 1 K 1 h 0 it 17. 0. V. CAMP IN TURMOIL OVER "SLANDER ACTION - .. , . ,. Secretary Seaman Causes Arrest of v J ames' Mons port, Another Member. DEFENDANT MADE - SERIOUS CHARGES Trouble FoUows Investiga 'm tion. Into , Accuracy of Fraternity Books, "WooiJinen of the Waria In Briage- ' port, and especially. Kossuth Camp, No. 1 4, the biggest In this city and ' o&e of the largest in the state hav -been thrown intoa ferment as the rej suit of charges brought in-open meet ing against ' Anthony Seaman, secre tary of the organization and the ar rest of James Monsport a member, in . suit' for $3,000 for alleged slander, s '-, According to the papers drawn by Attorney Ernest perger, for Seaman, ; the complainant, and served yester tf day afternoon by deputy sheriff W. G. Steigler, much friction- has developed recently in the order ' and culminated last Sunday when Monsport is alleged in their papers to have declared be fore more than 100 persons that Sea ' man' was. "a crook and a robber? He ''is a dirty handed mean' thief and lie .. does not belong among men." It 1 is this - alleged. statement that -yesterday caused: the arrest- of Mons port upon a charge of slander and his i subsequent release upon $3,000 bonds furnished by Stephen Vargo, a saloon leeeper of the West Snd. ' " Camp of Woodmen a bitter feeling has been extant in the organization for some time because of the long term of office held by Seaman, who is one of the"-foremen .at the American Graphophone Co'.'s plant.- The office pays some perquisities as 'well as a email salary and 'it is said that many keenly fought battles have been re corded in the Jodge for-possession of fhe post , ... , , i But recently question arose s to the accuracy of the book-keeping methods ; put in vogue by Seaman with the re sult that, specual auditors were called in and an examination , made: The report fully, exonerated Seaman, but -still dissension ruled in the lodge room and insinuations, were made as- toac- when Monsport' s words were repeated to- Seaman .and upon the adviced of , friends the suit was ' brought. : . r . It is pelieved! thai, one of the most . -bitterly fought battles ever seen in lo- cal fraternal circles will result from the present action, i '' , , . COBBLERS NOW JOIN RANKS OF UfliOffMEMBERS fShoema3sers of Smaller Es tablishments Organize for fetter Hours, ' A . result of . agitation aid to havbeen stimulated . by merchants throughou tthe city who close their stores nightly, the cobblers of Bridge ' port are now being organised under the direction of John J. O'Neil and other labor leaders of this city.- When completed the organization will have about 1O0 members and thei hours of labor will be standardized. The organization -will include all those workq&en " and , employes who now maintain small establishments throughout the city" where work is ..continued until late hours at night. Many nationalities are represented." SIX CHILDREN DIE WHEN FIRE SWEEPS HOME j Martinsville,1 W. Va., Jan. 6. Six children of John Morgan, ranging from 4 . to 14 years, were burned to death in their home today. Morgan saved one, daughter and while at tempting to save the others was so se riously burned he may not recover. - "Hermit Farmer" Leaves Large , Sums c To Catholic Church New' Britain Jan.- 6 Among the bequests in. the will of Hugh Kerwin filed today lb the - court , of probate, are the following Trustees o4 St. Mary's Church, this city,- $1',-6M P-t. Rev. John J. Nilan, Bishop of the Hartford diocese, or his successor, $l,0f(0 to be-used at his dis cretion for St Agnes' Home in West 'Hartford.; Sisters of St. Joseph's Con vent, his city, J1.000; Little Sisters of rthe "Poor, New Haven, ?5(J0. John. B. Preston, of Hartford, a friend, is ' bequeathed $4,000 and his two children $500"each. To his house keeper, Mrs. Mary Johnson, Mr. Ker win left $1,X00. ' Mr. Kerwin was -known, as the -."Hermit farmer." Until a yekr ago he conducted a farm "In Newlngton wher? he lived as a recluse. During the last year of his life he made many .public bequests. , , THE WEATHER riartly rirmdy zunl mucb colder to night, with a moderate cold wne; X"rlX fair. Strong wt winds. . SUFFRAGISTS AND "ANTIS" GRAPPLE IN DEATH BATTLE . - Ideals Are Torn From Their Pedestals and Beliefs Are Shattered. LEADERS BITTER IN v BIG PUBLIC DEBATE Trade Virile Verbiage In Furious Fight on Which Men Looks With Awe. Suffrage and anti-suffrage stood caustic fire from speakers and a large audience gathered last .night under the auspices or the Bridgeport Philo sophic society in Knights of Pythias hall. . The speakers, Mrs. Katherine Houghton Hepburn, chairman of the Opiineoicut Woman's Suffrage associ-J- auon ana mrs. urace .uanieis- vj-ooa-? win, a former (member of the national exeuctlve board of the Anti-suffragists, founder and president of District of Columbia asociation and a well known writer were, kept from direct personalities only by the greatest ef fort on the part of Chairman Ernest Berger; who at times had to puts a. stop to; argument. ,-The suffragists, with which the hall was packed, listened to one of the most i. caustic arraignments of their cause- they ever heard, . backed by a host of facts and figures that gave little room for direct dispute and on several occasions'- when their cham pion, Mrs. Hepburn, attempted evas ive answers, Mrs. Goodwin .called the attention of the chairman and audi (Continued on Pge ii- FRITZ PFAU DEAD AFTER BEING ILL ONLY FEW HOURS It k Taken-. to Hospital With Pneumonia, He Survives 5 Bu Short Time. 'FWz jPfaujone ci the. most, widely known hot el ahdT-'-saToon ' merJf" in the state, diec suddenly tut the Bridgeport hospital, last nlght-f Death -was caused by ' oedema of the lungs, fol lowing an " acute- attack, of pneu nonia. " .. ; ' - ' j . Mr. . Pfai had "been ill for several days with a. severe cold. ' Pneumonia followed jand sX 7 o'clock last night he decided' to go to -the hospital for treatment- He - died there at ,10 o'clock. His relatives are prostrat ed 'with ' grief a this sudden , demise. Mr. Pfau was 61 year of age and was 'born in Bridgeport. His father, Julius Pfau,now deceased, is said to have sold the first lager beer dispens ed here. His aloon was located at 12&& Main "street, where Julius Pfau, a brother -of Fritz; still carries on the bu'siness and where Fritz was employ ed at the time of his death. . Mr. Pfau learned thx business, working for his father at a time when the -old - fashioned German saloons' were more on the style of restaurants. He was an adept at all things that " per tained to ' his business and took de llight in cooking a tasty meal, pre paring a lunch or in . decorating and arranging a back bar. About 1893, Mr. Pfau left his fath er's employ and engaged in business for: himself in .partnership with Mat thew J, Maloney.' , They opened a saloon in what is now the stock- quo tation room of T. I. Watson & Co. The entrance being in John street. The place was known as the "Pretzel and Shamrock." Soon afterward Mr. Pfau conceived the idea of estab lishing : the Amazon cafe. Mrs. Jacques, widow of Dr.- Jean Jacques, built for the partners, the three story building in John street, now occupied "by the Morris Plan bank. , , ' There, Mr. Pfau and his partner, Mr. Maloney, established on an elab orate scale a cafe which was after ward known all over the country and which,1 for its character, was one of the'show spots of the city-s Mr. Pfau adorned the place1 with valuable paintings and costly statu ary and behind the bar, tier upon tier of shining glassware. He took much.' pleasure tn decorating the interior of the place especially at Christmas time. Soon after he moved into the Amazon cafe. .Mr. Maloney retired from the business. Mr. Pfau after ward continued the business alone for about 1 8 years. - The business was then taken over by his brother, Wil liam Pfau, who . now conducts it in Fairfield avenue. s For a time Mr. Pfau managed what is now the Pratt cafe in -Fairfield avenue. For one summer season he had charge of the Pine Grove Inn In Stratford. During , the World's Fair at St. Louis he managed one of the largest cafes and restaurants on. "The Pike" having undey his orders some 200 employes. Afterward he return ed to Bridgeport and since that time has been in the enploye of his broth ers, Julius and William Pfau. . . Mr. Pfau was of vivacious disposi tion, seldom out of temper and had th faculty of . winning friends and keeping them. He was one of the early members of the Bridgeport lodge of Elks and took much pleas ure in assisting in the staging of their minstrel shows and entertainments. At his death he held membership in the Loyal Order of Moose, Bridge port aerie of Eagles and the Bartend ers' Union. , Besides his aged mother, who lives at 420 North Washington avenue he is survived by his wife, who, was Miss May Swain; a sister Louise Pfau, a choir singer; and two brothers, Julius and William Pfau. - His death marks the, passing Of one of the 'mort active and interesting personalities that has graced the bus iness and fraternal life of this city. MACHINISTS GET $1,000 FOR FUND IN FIRST MONTH Labor's Defense Money Gen erously Contributed By Members of Local. TOTAL EXPECTED TO PASS $6,000 MARK Five Months Semain For Donations to Treasury for Eight Hour Fight. More -than $1,000 has been contrib uted by machinists of Bridgeport to the 'Labor Defense fund to protect members of the craft from discrim ination during next summer and to flghtr the battle for the eight hour day. This great fund, which is merely a 'start, has beensgathered 'in only one month, December, through voluntary contributions of members ot the In ternational Association of Machinists, Jvocal No. 50. " Five months more remain "before the fund w'll be -closed and at the rate a,t which it has begun, more than. $,000 is expected t .be at the command or the union when the eight hour fight is renewed. Fifty cents -a month will be donated by the more than. 2,500 mem bers of. the -union,' for six, months. A1- though the contributions are entirely voluntary, the great majority of the i men have aided in increasing the treasury. ' x The money win be -used, it is de clared, in the effort to establish a gen eral eight hour day in Bridgeort. There are a few factories left against which campaigns have not been start- j ed and because difficult tasks are pre sented, funds., for a costly battle are rnooded. .' ' ' ' The contributions are - made even ! eagerly becauae the men making them generally are men who have worked 10, 12 and even 15 hours a day before. They werev given, the eight - hour day after a fight for, them by the union. Now they are willing to help others get the boon. '-" -r 0LICEL1EN LOSE DAYS flf F UNTIL GRIPMVEGOES Shortage of Men in Depart ment Because of Illness f: Causes Ruling. Owing to the epidemic of pneu monia prevalent here police depart ment officials today ruled that police-. men having tickets of leave will not be granted days off unless they are ill or for some other equally impera tive reason, , r There are now about 15 members of the department ill of grip, three are out because of death in their families, and about 10, policemen are enjoying their regular vacations which were started before the ' epidemic struck this city. , , The rule Was I put in vogue ' this morning when Capt. John H. Regan Tas compelled ' to refuse three men applications for days off owing-to the shortage of men in the department at rpresent. Some of the applicants have as many as . 2 4 days coming to them but this does not alter the rule in any way. v -... . - - " ; . V ' In the absence of . Court Offieer Christopher Finnegan,' who is ill of the grip. Policeman i Joseph T. Cough lin will ,fill the position. To show how hard hit the pohce "department is at thex present,' Policeman Coughlin al though filling the position of . court officer, is suffering from, abscesses on his right shoulder, and as long as he is able to be about ' he will be com pelled to do duty. y MILLIONAIRE HAD TO WALK PLANK, HE TELLS COURT Builder Failing to Finish Mansion, Lantern King . "Roughed It." Declaring that he had to use planks instead of stairways In-' his beautiful country home in- Greenwich and was also forced t6 nail doors because there were no locks, M. C. Nichols, son-in-law' of John H. Dietz, the millionaire "Lantern . King," appeared in the ! com mon pleas courfc today to; contest the suit brought by Frank Shea of Stam ford. - , Shea is a member of, the contracting firm known as the Shea-Sullivan Co. He had the contract to erect the Nich ols house but did ,not finish it on Jan nary 1, 1915, as agreed. When a dis pute arose over the payment of the bill Shea brought the present action for $1,200. Nichols declares, he was put to great expense when the, house was not fin ished on time. He had to . rent a neighboring estate for six weeks at a rate of $135 a' month. When his fam ily moved into ' the house it was not finished. Acting- Judge Wilder re served decision in the case. COLD WAVE IN CHICAGO. Chicago. Jan. 6 The coldest thus far of the 1915-16 winter, seven de grees above zero, was recorded in Chi cago last njght. Below zero tem perature prevailed today across every state from Montana to Michigan. -', t . CHEER UP, FOLKS! PHYSICIANS SEE GRIP'SJOE HERE Cold Wave, on Way to City, Will Rout the Busy Germs, They Promise. MORE THAN 10,000 IN THIS CITY HIT Doctors Say That One Out of Every Three Families Has Felt Disease. , Cheer np sad hearts and cease re pining. 1 Behind each cloud is the sun etui 'shining. The grip pandemic If Sja pandemic now, not an epidemic is expected to flee Into the Atlantic Ocean, hard followed by a cold wave that is sweeping south-westward and which is now almost on the threshold of Bridgeport. Unlets all signs and indications, observed "by medical authorities and weather prophets fail, the gsrip, or la grippe, or Influenza,, or lightning ca tarrh or blitz-catarrh, as the case may toe and -as one chooses, will be wiped out before Sunday The cold, wave that is merrily rushing hither is ex pected to do great execution among the germs of grip and for every Ill ness that' has been caused by the lit tle pests a few million of them will de part this life. That's the belief of competent med ical authorities, although some differ with them. The believers assert that Bridgeport era may cheer up as- the Weather Man has sent the following bulletins ' ! " ' A: moderate cold wave prevailed today, and will contin-ue tonight and Friday from the Mississippi river east ward to the Atlantia coast, the cold expending southwest toward the gulf states. , The -cold, they say, will cause the death of - the germs. Others declare that this is not so, but that a pneu monia Increase may be looked for. ' It . is conservatively estimated that 13,0Wl persons in Bridgeport have been ill with grip alone since the ill ness became an epidemic. Just before becoming a pandemic. Dr. EL' A. McLellkn, health officer. declared today that one could safely say that one of every three ' families in Bridgeport has been hit by the Ull ness. r He said,-- he wouldn't dispute anybody Who says 10,000 have been ill. Today is the 25th day since the trouble started. . During that time it has swept aver Bridgeport, in com mon with other cities in the United States. . i Detroit and --Cleveland ' have 60,00 cases each, according to Surgeon General Blue of the United States Public Health Service. . , - Seventy-four'persons died' last week in New york directly of grip, ilts ef fects may be Judged from the fact that the normal average death rate is 140 every week. Last week it was nearly double or 282. i ' Bridgeport and St. ' Vincent's 'hospi- 'tals have many person's suffering from grip. So many are dying in this city that there is a scarcity of hacks. , One of the remarkable things about grip, whic his true about a pandemic of any kind, is that in proportion to Its increase, other illnesses fall off. Thus, in Bridgeport, diphtheria and scarlet ' fever are almost non-existent, and the same condition is prevalent throughout the Middle West. Thucydides tells of the plague in 'Athens in 40o B. C. and recorded the strange fact that there was no other disease among the Athenians. 3-rip has oppressed' civilized men at various times always, but it was not until the last quarter of a century that, it became a perrminent visitor. It is recorded that, prior to .1889, grip swept over the world in cycles of 30 years. - Records show that Europe felt Its effects in the 30's and again in the 00"s but each time it disappeared ut terly. In 1889, however, the. disease swept from Siberia Into Russian Europe.then to Germany and other Continental countries, thence to the United States. Since then it has been a steady boarder In the United States. It had been here before that, but never was recognized and soon left. , . The per manency of its call is attributed by medical experts to the fact that mod ern man travels so much and trans portation is so feasy and far reaching. Whereas,., in former times, the grip, on a visit, gerierallly died with its hosts because of lack of material, modern man carries the germ about with him and scatters them in all corners. The Germans called it lightning ca tarrh or blitz-catarrh, which is the same thing. The French call It la grippe and the - Americans grip, and longer but uglier words. Medical men call it influenza, which is a poorer name than -grip, , interested ones say, as it indicates griping pains. Grip Is the old Saxonized German name for the illness but modern Germans have for gotten it. TAX OS BILLBOARDS NETS SMALL AMOUNT. Hartford, Jan. 6 Since the law passed at the last session of the Gen eral Assembly imposing a tax of 1 cenb per square fooWon billboards went into effect on August 1,-1914, the rev enue from it which Is collected by the secretary of state, up to date has amounted to only $500. This is a much smaller amount than was ex pected. A number of large owners have ' not paid the tax, their delay being due to a belief that the law is not constitutional. It is understood that a test case from New Haven will be taken to the supreme court. PRESIDENT WILL PONDER N HIGH COURT APPOINTEE Washington, Jan. 6 President Wil son told callers today -that before ap pointing a successor, to the late Su preme Court Justice Lamar he would thoroughly canvass the situation. He said he wanted to get the best -man in the country for the place. PICKETS DIDN'T THREATEN THEM, ITNESSES SAY Testimony in Silver Com pany's Suit Against Strik- ' ers Refutes Charge. "FEARED TROUBLE," SO SOME QUIT JOBS Completion' of International Co.'s Damage Action Hastened By Judge. New Haven, Jan. 6. The hearing on the petition for an injunction against' the striking former employes of the International. Silver company in its Meriden and Wallingford factories, asked for by the company, was re sumed before Judge James H. Webb today. The likelihood was that the hearing would end during the day, as Judge Webb is' to sit at Waterbury to morrow. ! Counsel for both sides had, been asked to present evidence in concise form. Ralph O. Wells, of Hartford, for the petitioners, devoted yesterday af ternoon to calling individuals who re lated, in response of his questioning, experiences they had had, since the strike began. Some told of being called names, others of being threat ened and others of being frightened into staying away from the factories. ISome! witnesses were strikers and some workmen 'who had refused to go out or, having gone out and joined the -union had. gone in again. C. J. Dan aher, tor " the respondents, frequently cross-examined the witnesses, seeking to ascertain, if Incidents related were of recent , occurrence . or had taken place in the early days of the strike. 'He sought to show and did show in several instances that recently there have been no untoward acts, The chief witness, yesterday was James BT Hill, president of the local which gathered in strikers , and fac tory employes who were not members of a union when the strike was called He swore that at all times he coun selled a peaceful picketing and that the Connecticut Federation of Labor, the Meriden Central Labor Union and President Stremlau, of the Federation of Labor, had nothing to do with th strike. . . The' attendance was fully as. large as yesterday when the hearing opened, Mr. Wells devoted most -of the morn ing to calling as witnesses men wta had been sent to Wallingford to, apply for positions in the factories there by the employment bureau maintained by the manufacturers. These men fwere asked to relate what happened after they reached Wallingford and why they did not get work. Mr. Danaher frequently objected to the questioning; because the witnesses did not adhere closely to what .they .personally expe rienced nor did s they hold strictly to what they said to persons whom they met. , i -, Mr. Danaher told the court that he preferred to have witnesses use the personal pronoun "I'' more. William R. Taylor, grocer, who filled from $15 to $30 worth of strike orders.! was questioned by Mr. Wells as to whether or not a committee of. strik ers in Wallingford tried to Induce him nbt to sell to workmen who had re fused to i strike but the witness said nothing of this sort was said to him Everett C. Stevens; assistant' super intendent of Factory. .P. told of see ing a. crowd of strikers at the Wal lingford railroad station on Dec. -22 when aj carload of men eame in from New Hven. The crowd induced these men to return. He recalled that Mrs. Scully .had said that there was no strike on in Wallingford and help was not needed. Witness saw others there whom he mentioned by name. W. C. SanfordAof New Haven', told of two trips he had made to Walling ford with the Intention of gettihg work at the factory. On his first visit he was told by a man who met him that he did not need to go to the factory if he was looking for work. He would be taken care of. He said he did not go to the shops: Oii his second visi he was v met by two' men and after taling with them again, changed his i ; (Continued on P.age 2.) ARREST V WHO-DRO HER TWO SONS Judge i Issues Bench War rant For Arrest of Mrs. s Sophia Kroszeski. New Haven, Jan. 6 Mrs. Sophia Krosewski, of Milford, 1 was arrested on v a bench warrant today charged with having drowned her two sons, Edward. Ave years old, and Stanley, six, in the Milford reservoir, on Dec. 28 last. ' Mrs. Kroszewski threw the two lads into the reservoir and then with suicidal intent jumped after them. She was rescued. In his finding filed yesterday on the death of Edward Kroszewski, Coroner Mix held the woman criminally responsible for the death of her sons. NAW MAY ABANDON . MARE ISLAND YARDS Washington . Jan, 6. Possibility of the navy being forced .by an inade quate channel to abandon the Mare Island Navy Yard tof the sue of big ships, at least, was advanced today by Rear Admiral H. T. Stanford, head of the bureau of yards and docks, be fore the House Naval Committee. . If this should be necessary, Admiral Stanford fjaid, the navy department probably would recommend locating facilities Cor. them at another point on San Francisco Bay. OMAN WNED S. k Toe CIRL DISPUTES SCHULTZ EDICT ON WHO'S BOSS Copyist in Town Clerk's Of fice Sees Mayor After Tilt With. Superior. WON'T TEACH NEW CLERK HER DUTIES Deeds Pile Up Awaiting Truce Declaration Among the Clerical Help. , Although he has posted a long list of printed rules in his office and con cludes them with one in ' which, he states that1 infringement will mean dismissal, Town Clerk Joseph Schultz is unable to maintain discipline among his clerks, say reports at city hall. tDiscord which has been, brewing there for some time blazed forth on Mpn jday when Miss Mabels E. 'MoGrath. i clerk in charge of the recording of realty transactions, refused to teach the work to a new copyist, Mrs. Julia Cuddy. . . Mr. , Schultz in his requisition which he will present to the board of appor tionment is asking for an additional copyist :in his office. It is his inten tion if the board grants him the ad ditional i clerk, to appoint Mrs. .Julia. Cuddy to the position. For a number of years conditional bills of sale have not been recorded in the office. Mr. Schultz now intends they shall' be recorded-at a feevof $1 each. It was his intention , to place Mrs. Cuddy in charge of this work. The latter Is a widow with two children. Her hus band,, who was a son of the former Personal Tax Collector Patrick Cuddy, died a short time ago. Monday morning, so the etory goes, Mrs. Cuddy reported for instruction at the town clerk's office. , Mies.. McGFrath is in charge of th. Burr indes book on which all realty transactions are re corded, one side being for the grantee, the other side for the grantor. Town Clerk Schultz introduced Mrs. Cuddy and then instructed .Miss McGrath xto show ' her the work. -Half an hour passed and Mr. Schultz discovered that Mv- Cuddy wasn't gerMng all the instruction he thought desirable. Mr. Schultz asked i Miss . McGraih why she-had not obeyed his instruc tions and Miss McGrath is alleged to have ' replied that it had taken , her years to acquire her. knowledge of the books and she did not Intendto impart that information to another so that Mr. Schultz "could discharge her whenever hep leased." "Well you know I. am boss here,'' Mr.. Schultz is- reported to, have re plied, "and if you do not want to do Kas .1 say yo-u may -leave." ". j "Well I don't think it all rests with you," is said to have been Miss Mc Grath's answer. "I will '.take the matter up higher ."' , . Then Miss 'McGrath took the eleva tor upstairs and lasid her complaint before the mayor. 3 The mayor sent for Town Clerk Schultz and later City Clerk Robinson was brought into the matter. --The town clerk insisted that Miss McGrath must teach Mrs. Cud dy her work and Miss McGrath insist ed that she wouldn't There ; the matter stands.' When asked about the situation today Town Clerk Schultz admitted the facts as printed above but refused to comment on them.' Miss McGrath could not be reached. She has not been at the office' for two days and in the meant time transfers and' deeds are piling up in the town clerk's office because no one else knows how to record them under the Burr system, in vogue. . LABOR CONGRESS AGAINST BRITISH COMPULSION BILL London, Jan. 6 The temper of the labor congress was tested today by an amendment-to the official resolution to the effect that the congress should support a measure of compulsion by forcing the single men to attest. The amendment was defeated on a card vote by the overwhelming majority of 2,121,000 against 541,000. President Henderson, . of the board of education and leader of the labor party in the House of Commons, serv ed notice on the labor congress today that if it decided that he should .op pose the government's compulsion bill he would 'refuse to accept such deci sion; that he would immediately re sign his seat in the House - of Com mons and would ask 'his constituents whether they endorsed his action or not. Bulgars Vote War Loan , London, Jan. 6 A' war credit of $100,000,000 was enthusiastically ap proved by the Bulgarian parliament, says a despatch to the Times from Saloniki, All sections of the opposi tion voted with the government. , WHOSE GIFTS ARE THESE? More strayed Christmas gifts have found- their way to the central post office, where without word as to whence they came or whither they are bound, they await claimants. Three Dear cards with , the messages "To i.ucy from Dora," to "Old Lady Love from Flo," and "To Mrs. Bierdsell f rom 1 Ann and Emma." V SES AUSTRIA lRRY DETAILS r SIA' ATTACK) Ambassador Penfield Pre sents Request For Full In formation at Vienna, Identity . of Attacking Vessel is Yeti in Doubt. Situation at Standstill While Washington Awaits Re- J ports From Diplomats j Senator Stone Confers With the President. Washington, ; Jan. 6 -Ambas sador Penfiel,d cabled today he I had presented informally to the Vienna foreign office the Amer ican governments request for an information on the destruc-! tion of the British liner Persia! and M the time of filing his I despatch had received no re- piy- American Consul Garrels at Alexandriarepbrted that the af fidavits h has gathered f rom f the Persia , survivors gave ho more proofs than a submarine j torpedoed the liner or regard- ; ing its nationality than were j contained in his first despatch. Ambassador Penfield was instruct- 1 ed to ask the Austrian government in- j formally for any information it might ; have on the Persia which would de- i velop the facts in the case and help; the American government decide how I the liner was destroyed. Consul Gar- rels was instructed get affidavits for the same purpose. "; So far the only actual statement j tending to prove that the ship Was tor- i pedoed came from ipne of the officers ' of the ship. He said he saw what he thought was the wake of a torpedo. No submarine was seen at any time. Further despatches from! Ambassa dor Penfield are expected at the state department, probably late today and at any event tomorrow. Meanwhile other consular agents along the Mediterran ehan coast, like. Consul Garrels, are seeking further Information. The absence, of further definite ad i vices is .folding the situation alb far as any action by the United States is concerned, at a standstill. " a Chairman Stone, of the foreign rela-l tiohs committee, discussed the situa- 1 tion, with the President today and i talked of other questions expected to '( come up at a meeting of the. commit- j tee tomorrow, particularly Senator Tfall'fe resolution for information on ; the recognition of the Carranza gov- i Vrnment andinformation ,on the Mex- : ican question.. !. v ' : ' ; " The President told Senator Stone , no additional information of Impor- ' tance had; been received on the Persia incident and expressed-the hope that until the government had formulated its policy there be as little discussion ' as possible in the Senate. The Rev. Homer R.- Salisbury, oS . this city,, the Seventh Day Adventist ' missionary ' superintendent; for India, ; who saHed - on the -liner Persia from Marseilles, was given up for lost In a report to the Peninsular & Oriental Xne transmitted to the . American ', embassy in London. The report was ' transmitted today to the state depart -n ment. Dr. Salisbury was born at Bat-' tie rCreek, . Sttich, in 1870. WILDER TO APPEAL DECISION 111 LIBEL SUIT AGAINST POST Judge Files Notice of Inten tion With Clerk of Su 'v perior dourt. Judge Frank L. "Wilder of the city, court filed notice in' the superior court! today that he' intended to appeal toy the supreme court from the decision j of Judge William S. Case in the suiti brought by Judge Wilder against the Post Publishing Co. Judge Wildeni brought suit for $10,000 damages, al-j leging that certain articles appearing i In the Post regarding Judge Wilder's actions in the Carl. Fi Siemon arrest were libelpus. i In his decision Judge Case found ; in favor of the Post. He said ttuit.' the criticism of Judge Wilder came under the head of "fair comment' and denied the claim for damages. STEEL COMPANY TO BOOST WAGES BY 10 PER CENT New York, Jan. 6. The United States Steel Corporation today decided to increase the wages of virtually all of Its unskilled employes about 10 per cent. . - HARBOR HAPPENINGS The tug Charles Henry Mac Williams with a tow of fourteen boats and the William E. Gladwish, with eight tows, both bound east, entered ' last night, and continued on their way this morn ing. . .