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V '-, Tpv- VOL. 52 NO. 7 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 1916 PRICE TWO.CE2TT3 ! S' 1 1- iri ry SI SESMBE . ' T . y . UuilULv "r j v. TOE. State Department Sends Vigorous Protest To Lon- i don Against Interference With. Fir'st-Class Matter From This Country INote is Delivered Ttv Amhassa dor Pasre GermanFS Acauies 7 : cence to Demands . V Made Public: v ... Washington, Jan. 8 The United States has sent to Ambas Cador Page at London for presentation to the British foreign of fice a note vigorously protesting against th'e British authorities' interfering with and censoring mails from. the United States to . neutral European countries. , . . " . , The note, is understood to have already been delivered to . the British foreign office. . v - i' , .V - ' - ' The state department plans to make public its text , here ' later' today.- , " ' ' , , ' v . Numerous complaints have been received from. American business men and others that their mails destined to points in neutral European countrieshave , been , opened by the British ' censors. This has Resulted in much' delay and in some instances confiscation of correspondence. BERLIN ASSURES SAFETY FOR ALL. OCEAN VOYAGERS , ' Washington, Jan."V S. Germany's 3ioteJ, accepting the American conten tions . tlxattlio mere placing v of non- comba.ta.ts in lifeboats -when a prize is toOje destroyed, s not under all con ditions to be regarded as, assuring them - a 7 place; of safety, made 1 " public today by the state department. The messt important part of , the text Telating' to, the sinking of ships carry- ing contraband and the. safety of non combatants, says: ; ' ' "' : . ' ' - "Until the decision of the. perman ent court of -arbitration, .the German navafl forces -will sink, such American vessels as are . loaded with - absolute ' contraband when "the pre-conditions provided by -the declaration' of Lon don are present.' In this the German government "quite shares the views of the American government lhat . all f possible'' care "must" be taken fdr the. security; iof, the crew and passengers of a vessel to he 'sunk. Consequently the persons found on boar of a vcs- sel may; not be ordered into lifeboats except -when, the' general conditions, that is to say, the -weather, the ,con di tion . of the sea and the ': neighbor hood of the ,, coasts,- af ford, absolute certainty that the boats win reach the . nearest port. 'For." the1, rest,, the r:rmaTi: Eroverament ':beirs towolnt out that In cases "where Gerpian naval -forces have sunk f neutral vessels for " carrying contraband, jno , loss of life has yet occurred-" ', : , . ' ' -Germany declined, however J to have the commissioners -who -win settle the Frye damages meet in : Washington" "because, it is pointed out that the German expert, . Dr. Greive, of Bre- rnen, -woud. be exposed to. danger of capture during a , voyage toAmelca "in -coiiseQuece of the conduct pf ma ritime war by , England "contrary1 - .to JUrnatipnal law." v 1 ; - Germany also declines to assent at this time to the nomination of an -umpire jin the absence of adetermina-: ion of Whether ,the experts would set tle damages or principles..- Germany refuses 'to have ym umpire consider -the Question of principle. " For the . arbitration of the Irusr sian-American -treaty, Germany In the -note, propsed a special court of five from the .' permanent court, at' The Hagueof which " each " country shall choose two and the first two shall - choose the filfch' to meet at The Hague June 15. ' I ; ' The .United States has contended that the German cruiser Trinz Eitel Jirederich. had no right - under '. the EDMUI1D II, HURD ' SUCCUMBS AFTER EKTENDED ILLHESS f - m The death of Edmind H. 'Hurd oc curred after a long- Illness at his home, 2829 Main street, last evening, in the 70th year of 4is a. Mr, Hurd was boro in Huntington and was- the son of tHe late .Harvey and Melissa Beards ley - Hurd. ' He camelHo Bridgeport about 40 yeara ago and entered the employ of Fox & iyon, retail butch ers, located on- Main street, and sub icequently engaged in, the grocery busi ness under the firm name of Lanes & :, Hprd. " .v - V'-'"v J '" ' ' 1 In' 18 92 he established the "East Side i Pharmacy at 28? N-obie avenue, which . he sold to W- C. Hamilton three years ; aso and retired from all active busi- Mr. Hurd had -been in failing health for the last. year. He is survived by - two daughters, Mrs. Hurd having died more than a year ago. His daughters I are Mrs. Edward Hendricks of ' New - Jersey and Miss Jessie Andrews Hurd ', whcwmade her home with her father. One grandson, Edward Hurd Hen drickson of New Jersey, three, sisters, Mrs. Samuel Gregory of Tashua, Mrs. : Orvitte B.' Burton and Miss Marion Hurd, both of Long Hill," also survive him, - . ,- - ,:- While not a member, Mr.- Hurd was an' attendant of the "Park street Con gregational church and a member of the East Side' club. He was sociable in mannerj of domestic- habits and was held in high esteem. by his many friends and, acquaintances. . lis : v x i i x ii : f y Ft7 on Lusitania Settlement -r - - v V.' ALLIED POWERS IN POSSESSION OF GREEK ISLE y'- .'-Ay-: - ' ;. -; Public T Opinion. in Greece ,.- Roused -By ; Action, Says ty"& Eepolrt'.to'Berlin. A Tierlin, Jan. S -Annoti ncement Is made by the Overseas Npws Agency that the Greek island of M elos, off thii southeastern coast of the mainland, frail been occupied by entente forces. '"Public opinion, in .Oreece ia greatly aroused," ' the sews agency says. ' AUSTRIANS IN SHARP : London, ' Jan, 8 The Kussiaij of-fensivej- still occupies the " most im portant place , in the -present news - of the war .with the capture of . Gzar torysk a the latest, achievement re ported. - The Russians claim, full possession of the village, but the Aus- .trians deny; they have advanced any further than, cemetery.. ' . The Austriicns apparently are fightr ihg desperately-in this region In the eft or - tto hold their , positions as i a base for. Kovel and a link between the Austro-German armies in Galicia. The " news regarding. Czsutorysk must be taken with reserve. - . A Gexr man report, dated later claims , that all the Austrian positions, have been retaken. 1 The town may bea- second Czemowitz -which ' apparently Is un tenable by either side. ' ; On the British front-irir the west the enemy have gained near the Lille Armen tiers railroad but according to official JBritish advices have been re pulsed. ' " '.-':.' ; '- ': .. , ( . .;, r, Constantinople jTeports that a bom bardment .of the narrows from land and sea has began. Adjournment pf parliament . over the' week end has brought a lull in' the controversy over compulsoA-y military service. ZEPPELIN 1VREC3KED . BV TELEGRAPH WIRES - London, ,: Jan. 8 The accidental wrecking of Zeppelin. at , Namur, Belgium, yesterday, is reported in an Amsterdam despatch to the Exchange Telegraph Co. According to this in formation, the dirigible became en tangled in . telegraph wires while at tempting to make a landing. Two members of the crew are said to have been kiUed. ' ,: ... y- MORE ARRESTS AT SALONIKI Berlin, Jan. 8 Reports from Ital ian sources as given out today by the Overseas News Agency, state that fur ther arrests have been made at Sas. loniki during the last week on orders of the allied commanders. v MICHAEL KENEALY, RAILROAD COUUSEL, DESPERATELY ILL Stamford, Jan, 8- There is no ma-' terjal change in the condition of Michael Kenealy, who is at the Stam ford hospital. He, had rather a bad night; the morning report said, but no further information was given out as to his actual condition. He is. be lieved to' be a very sick man. , - Mr. Kenealy, who had had a cold. went to New Xork to make an argu ment in the -trial of "the New-Haven road directors and his exertions caused his collapse later. He was then brought here to- be cared . for. "i His cold has developed into , a" condition which is exhausting his strength. JOHN" BOIiANJO-IXdLi , , WEFH PNECMOJrtA Suffering ' f rjn pleuro-pneumonia and in a critical condition, Joiin. Boland of 1332 Park avenue was transferred In the emergency hospital ambulance at 4; 30 t&is morning to St. "Vincent's l:;.- pitai fiia conditiea is critical.-. j' 09. NEGROES FIGHT FATAL DUEL !N SHOPSMITH Armed With Horseshoes. ' Teamsters Battle Furious ly, in Early Morning. CRUELTY TO HORSES CAUSE OF STRUGGLE . Older ' Man, - Disarming Ad versary, i Hands Back Wedpon, Then Worsts s " ' : : Him. ' A duel, probably atal', with horse shoes as the weapons, was fought in the blacksmith shop of Christopher Rjekard, truckman, 534 Howard ave nue, by negro s teamsters at 6 o'clock this morning. . ' , - James Nixon, aged '35. is in Bridge port hospital, his skull fractured, probably , fatally hurt. , : ' John Henry Coleman, aged 5 4, is under arrest, held in bail of $5,000, on the charge of assault with intent to kill. . j .. ; ' '- - Coleman has told the police a thrill ing story, of the : duel in the black smith shop,' frankly admitting having inflicted the probably fatal injury up on Nixon, whom . he accuses of cruelty to - his horses." His inhumane treat ment of the animals , precipitated a fight today after , two days of quar reling, according to Coleman's state ment.; which contains many details showing the fight i to have been 'most unusual. ' . .'" ' . Nixon's custom had been to lash his horses as the teamsters drove out 'of the yard, each morning. He took pride In being the first out. Coleman often remonstrated.. ' Today , he 'grabbed Nixon's arm. ano? again urged him to be more gentle with the horses. Coleman - says,-: Nixon, angered at his interference, .snatched , a stake from his wagon and struck him vOh the head. Coleman attacked Nixon, and the latter fled Into the black smith shopi There they , grappled, and as they'rolled over the floor, Nix on picked up a horseshoe for defence. Coleman avers he overpowered Nixon and tore ths 1 horseshoe from his grasp.. , , -, . . . Then. .Colemansays.' he thought it would be only fair to give the younger man a chance to defend himself, and seizing another horseshoe, he handed back to' Nixon the shoe he had taken from his grasp. Then the two made battle feriously whlle-teamstersr ai blacksmiths looked -on, and saw OoLe- man vanquish Nixon. - i Coleman drove off about his work, and Nixon, badly worsted, but appar ently not dangerously hurt, also start ed'; back towards his, team,.. A few minutes later : he , asked his, foreman for the'day OflT, went to his home, 1034 Railroad avenue, and" collapsed. His wife caused a jeall to be sent to the emergency- hospitaU-for the ambulance corps: - , ' j : ' Dr. B. B. "Weldon found that Nixon was suffering from a fracture of -the skull. He was rushed to Bridgeport hospital where an operation was, per formed upon the skull at 10 o'clock. At a. late hour today Jittle hope was entertained for his recovery.. '. Bridgeport hospital authorities communicated- the f acis and the nature of the assault to the police ana Ue- tectives Tames Brayand James Doo-. ley placed Coleman under arrest, while he was at his : work : in 'the "Bridgeport Brass. Co-s - foundry -in HoBsatonlcavenue. In ; a'.-statement ' giveii the police Coleman told a straightforward story aid admitted, assaulting Nixon, saying: he "whaled the daylights" out of "iNick" because the latter had been cruel to his team-of horses and 'had assaulted him. A ; Nixon ;is married . and "v has - two children. Coleman :Came here from Charleston, S. Cv about one year ago. He admits being arrested on a--similar charge in Charleston - about 1 0 ' years ago. He said that at that time he had been robbed by. another colored gentleman and that to "make things even,: he '"whale the dayligits out of that gentleman.. He was later re leasedby order, of the court of that place. He is a trusted employe and said to be a peaceable workman and, his actions of this morning came as a great surprise to his ' fellow work men. 1 . . ; . .: ' GOL. E. ri. HOUSE, WILSON'S ENVOY CALLS ON GREY Iondcm, Jan. S Aa the first step In his mission to Investigate war con ditions. Col.. E. M. 'House, personal representative of President Wilson, saw Bir Ed ward Grey, minister for foreign affairs, today. No statement was given oui regarding the matters discussed. " . Land Index Clerl? Fails To Appear At TiOwn Clerk's Office . ' v Up to noon .today, the i losing hour at thev town clerk's office. Miss Mabel B. McGrath, land-index clerk, had not replied to Town Clerk Shults's regis tered letter either to repoit for duty or to. give some excuse for her ab sence. v ' , , .' , Miss McGrath. quit wor! Monday night after "a dispute with the town clerk. She had refused to obey hi in structions to teach Mrs. Julia Cuddy the indexing work. The book for 19M arrived in the town olerk'a office -rpa-' tCTday and Mrs. Cuddy went o work A or the book today in the place of Miss BflaGrath. ' FOSSE, AWAITING BURGLARS, FIGHT WITH P. 0. YEGGS , Tfiree Shot and Two Arrest ed While Robbing Boom Town Post-office. s - v - - - ' CRACKSMEN SOUGHT BIG PAY DAY COIN Townspeople, Forewarned By Previous Hold-Up, ' Wait For in Hiding. Penn Grove, N. J., Jan. 8 Six oi seven men were surprised while rob bing the pOstoffice here today" with the result that three are in a hos pital with bullet wounds and two oth ers are in the Camden county jail af ter a battle with citizens, policemen and postal ' Inspectors. Because of the great increase in the number of employes at the Du- Pont Powder works at Carney's Point, N. J., Penn Grove now has a popula tion of about 25.000. On pay day at: the powder plant two weeks ago an attempt was made to rob tne post ' office and as yesterday was a good pay day another visit from tne robbers -was anticipated. Chief Marshal Harbeson enlisted the ser vices of half a dozen citizens to help his four policemen and postal officials sent four inspectors. All were arm ed. ' ' The post office was surrounded at midnieht by 7-this guard and at 2:30 a. m. the robbers silently approached the little building from different di rections, jimmied open the front door and entered. ' One man stayed outside i lookout. SOon afterward tie posse closed in on the lookout. Instantly the other robbers were at the - doors and had started shooting, the posse returning the fire vigorously. The thieves re treated under continuous fire of the posse but three fell swounded. . These were taken to the hospitaJl where they gave their names "as John Mayo, of St. Paul; Frank Matson, of Galesburg. 111., and Charles Collins. Two i other men were arrested later. OLD INJURY MAY HAVE LED DRIVER sriMRAIfl'S PATH Believe John Evarts' Death . Was Caused By Peculiar Occurrence. x Ait-- injury received one year ago, which felmost proved fatal," is believed (by investigators to have been the in direct cause of the death of John Evarts, a farmer .of Hulls Farms, who was killed last night on . the railroad tracks near the "tin bridge. "Evarts body, his horse ' and wagon and the latter"s equipment were found on the tracks. How he came there is a mystery, but in some "quarters it , is believed today that the .old injury to his -head, received in. an accident at Fairfield a year ago, caused him. to relapse into unconsciousness.' . Evarts body " is unclaimed.. Search has failed to find his relatives.- I Medical '' Examiner -( S. M. Garlick finds that death was . accidental, al though he cannot account for Evarts losing his grip on the reins unless he was suddenly rendered unconscious. The horse is . believed to" have fallen thrbugh,the railroad ties. "It is thought it lay in - that ' position until the ex press train approached. A 'passing freight train stopped last night when it was believed that it had struck something. TJon investigation it was disclosed that it had struck a trunk which had been 1 on Evarts fwagoh. A- search with lighten lan terns, disclosed Evarts' dead body. It was placed aboard a 'freight train and brought to this city; where it will be held at Tthe morgue of Cullinan & Mul Jins. on. Main street until relatives claim the body. ' Evarts, .who was 45, was a farmer and resided in Hulls Farms. Lately he purchased the Wakeman .place Just back of Southport. He. paid three months rent in advance and the time is not up yet. Little is known- among neighbors of FEVarts. They recall, however, the ac cident a year ago when an automobile, the driver of which disappeared, struck his wagon and hurled him from his seat. His skull was fractured, and he lay at death's door in a hospital for several weeks. He recovered, how ever. ' '' S. ft. Gordon Would Remove Mrs.Johnson ' v From Guardianship A petition to have Esther Peterson Johnson removed as the guardian of her two months old son was filed by Supt. Gordon of the charities depart ment in the probate Court today. The child was born out of wedlock and the mother abandoned it here on Decem ber 3. She was subsequently arrested but the . charge of abandonment was nolled when Hjalniar E. Johnson, of East Hartford, father of the child, married Esther a few days ago. The mother now iwants her child. A hear ing oh the -. petition has been set for Jan. 18, at 9:30 sl m. The city court yesterday ordered the child's return to the parents but Gordon has refused to comply. . - . ' ' , y . DR. M. C. FERNALD DEAD , Orono, Me., Jan. 8. Dr. Merrltt O. Fernald, 78, president of the Uni versity of Maine from 1879 to" 1893, died here today.- Dr. Fernald retired in 1908- on a special pension from the Carnegie Foundation for conspicuous educational service. E3 11 II II M tl 11 M tl. tl II II t'il li fi 11 tl W I If 1 II 11 tl II tl tlllM M l ' fflPilly. PIT wt&M II lyiUullUp' ITUIiflllllij M mmiwm hmMtw 111 iuuBWki i -L-; . . i . l - ' ONE KILLED, HUNDRED HURT AS RIOTERS Mob of several thousand men and women loot saloons and mercantile stores and then fire many buildings in East Youngs-town;, , ' " Ten blocks in business center burned to the ground with property loss of approximately $1,000,000. ' - One killed, hundred injured, as mob batiles with volun teer posse formed by citizens. Fifteen in hospitals. Fire departments called out to quell rioters find them selves powerless when mob slashes hose to ribbons. Three regiments of Ohio militia in charge of situation. Edicts against sale of liquors and firearms expected. State industrial commission takes up problem of settling labor dispute by mediation. v : 1 - 'NEW;1 HAVENS 'New York, Jan. 8- The fate of the 11 former directors of the New York. New Haven & Hartford R. R., accus ed of criminal violation of the Sher man anti-trust law, still .hung in the balance, today.- The jury at 1:30 o'clock had been out 24 hours without reaching a verdict and at "that time were listening to' the reading of cer tain parts of . the .testimony in open court. , " . . " Doubt was expressed by counsel that they would reach an agreement. If at all, before night. The testimony had to do with the operation of the Joy Steamship Line which'7-the New FIVE 0RPIIAE5 GILFORD TOTS IN SAD PLIGHT No Funds to Bury Father, Two Small Children Are Desperately 111. - ' Milford, Jan. 8.Fatherless and motherless ,the five children of Ed mund Bartlett late of' Gulf street con tribute today to make the' interior of the Bartlett home one of the most pi tiful scenes in the memory of Milford people. ' v ..... I Their mother died five years ago. Desperately combatting every effort to take one of his children from him, and worn by the- battle to keep them and himself alive without the aid of their toother, the father died of pneu monia Thursday. . Now two of the (children are desperately ill with the grip and they are 1 threatened ; with pneumonia.; .' ' ' With all this trouble there is none to aid except kind-hearted, neighbors. There is no money in , the j house and the body of Bartlett is 'unburied be cause of, lack of funds. The children have medical attention, but they can't pay for it. They have food, too, but the neighbors are bringing it in bas kets. - ' ' Edmund Bartlett was a man of modest means. He ; worked in I the straw hat factory and made, enough to keep his children and his wife. But, five years ago!, trouble came to him. His loving wife was stricken with, ill ness and died, and the cost1 of bury ing her weighed heavily on the family. There were eix children. Many made offers to take one or - more of them off Bartlett's hands because they are lovable children. He refus ed. He wouldn't part with them for love or money. There came .a day, however, when he learned that he couldn't work all day and . give six children the care of which their mother's death had robbed them. .. Reluctantly, he parted with one child, placing it with a relative in New Jersey. It was a girl, as were the rest of the children with one excep tion. He didn't like to do it but he had to, , f , Then came more tribulations and others told him to give one or more of his children into some kind family's care.' He wouldn t think of it. He (continued to toil at the shop by day and teach his children at night. ' This cpuidn't last. Neighbors say he couldn't stand the. ' strain. Four days ago he became ill. He con tracted pneumonia and died. : The children were bereft. Neigh bors cared for the children during the illness, but all their solicitudes didn't stave off more sorrow. Two of the younger children were stricken and they are in danger of death. While the sympathetic women of the neighborhood bring the children food, there is talk or. a popular sno- scrlption. Otherwise,' Bartlett will go to a pauper's grave. The town will care for the children in A- home, un less the townspeople do ' something privately. THE WEATHER Fair and not quite so cold tonight and Sunday; moderate northeast to southeast winds. DuEk 24 J0UB : SACK VILLAGE WITH $1,000,000 LOSS - JURYr-OUT i .... Haven is alleged to have bought in order to suppress its competition. The Jury, resumed deliberations at 10:30" and asked for the testimony of Frank M. Dunbaugh, president of the Joy Line, and fora copy ofxthe United States supreme court decision in the Northern Securities case, which was in evidence. Judge Hunt, .after a conference of counsel, summoned the jurors, to ths courtroom v-to hear the Dunbaugh testimony. They filed in and listened with ; close interest while the testi mony, was read ( by counsel for the government. . ATLAS LAWYERS ABSENT, HEARING AGAIN DELAYED One Witness Characterizes Professor 'As "A Perfect Gentleman." Rev. William W. RoseVof the XTni- versalist church, - and Attorney A. J. Merritt were on hand to represent .the remonstrants when the continued hearing on the Hotel Atlas remon strance was called this morning by tne county commissioners. Neither Prof. Atlas nor his lawyers were pres ent. however, and the , commissioners continued the hearing until Monday. They, no'ifled counsel for Atlas if they were -not present then that the case would be considered closed. . Pijof. Atlas had previously . stated that there were several depositions he wanted read and Attorney Foley, of counsel for the hotel proprietor, sent the depositions this afternoon.- The commissioners were Incensed because neither Attorney Brenan nor "Attorney Foley, representing Prof. Atlas, were on 'hand, although the . date of., the hearing was well understood. ; It was said that Attorney Brennan was out of the city. ' . One of the depositions was said to be that of Thomas Ely,- who lives in Fairfield avenue across the street from the hotel. He declared he had never seen anything wrong at ;he hotel and declared Prof. Atlas Was "a perfect gentleman." ' ' CAPITAL CLERIC ABOARD 'PERSIA' CONSUL REPORTS Washington, , Jan. r 8. The- state de partment is advised-by the American consul at Marseilles that Rev. Homer ft. Salisbury, of this city, was a pas senger on the steamer Persia, having embarked at this point upon arrival from Paris by train although his name was not in the passenger list. Judge Scott Will 1 Resume Bench Here Early Next Week -Judge Scott of the common pleas court sent word today that he would be in this city next Tuesday to resume his place on the bench. He has been ill at his home in Danbury and Act ing Judge Wilder has been presiding in his stead. - DIGT DeLaney Wants Clerk -v And Stenographer For City Prosecutor Prosecuting Attorney A. L. Delaney is preparing to recommend through Judge F. A. Bartlett to the board of apportionment the provision of funds for-a stenographer and clerk to as sist in the -work of the city court. t ; r-f Further Outbreaks Feared and 2,000 Soldiers Are Or dered to Youngstown and Vicinity Property Loss in Riot is $1,000,000. One Dead and Hundred Hurt is Estimate of Casualties in Wildest Disorders Edict Banning Sale of Firearms and Liquors Ex pected. Youngstown, O., Jan. 8 Ifa--. tional guardsmen with" fixed I bayonets drove back a mob of j strikers who threatened the ! Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. j plant here early this afternoon. The strikers formed and mili- ! tiamen inside were ordered out 1 and repulsed them, pursuing! them to the hill opposite. Lines ! were' then '.established on the j main street of East Youngs-,) town. . -i Youngstown, O., Jan. 8 Three, regiments of the Ohio National Guard today patrolled the smouldering' ruins of the village of East Youngstown. where last night a drink-crazed j mob of several thousand plun dered stores and then set fres that wiped out ten blocks irt the business center. From Struthers. a nearby village, came a. call for militia protection this Tuon when a mob formed and " battled with the town officers. ' Brig. Gen. John G. Speaks, in charge of the ; militia, sent two companies by j automobile to Struthers, where early reports said that a gen-; eral riot was in progress. Mob Is Dispersed. The militia under Gen. Speaks broke up a demonstra- tion by strike sympathizezrs ! this morning near the plant of s the Youngstown Sheet & Tube i Gq. Several hundred persons; gathered on a hill overlooking; the factory, where the strike is, in progress, and remained! there, until dispersed by the, militia. ' j The State' Industrial commis- i sion today sent a representative j here with a view to instituting! arbitration proceedings if pos-j sible.' 1 More than 2,000 militiamen j are in the city today. Ilun- j dreds of citizens have fled; Irom Youngstown, fearing a re- j petition of the violent disorder j of last night. j One Killed in JRiot. V One life is known to have been lost. fullv 10 blocks of the town, including the entire business section, were burn ed and several thousands of people were driven from their home, in tho riot last night. The loss was placed at no less than $1,00,000. Physicians who were called to loote j after the wounded, placed the number I at 100, although only 15 had been brought to hospitals here. While the ! majority had been shot, there were j manv wounds from knives, bearing i out the statement that when the riot- , ers were finally driven from Wilson j avenue, the main street of the town, j they began fighting among them-: selves. " i ! Mayor Carroll Thornton, of Youngs- ' town, two miles from the burned town, j was expected to Issue an order today: closing all saloons in the city, while arrangements were being made to re strict,, and perhaps prohibit the sale of firearms if the military did not act. There was no liquor question to settle In Kast Youngstown for of the 20 sa loons all but two had been burned and they had been looted. This time It had lost all semblance of leadership and splitting up into about the work of destruction. . Sa loon after saloon was broken into, looted and fired, the flames spreading to the other business blocks on- the treet. Farmed by the wind the fire tore its way up the hill and many residences, some occupied by the riot ers, were burned. Two weeks ago laborers of the Re public Iron & Steel Co. struck for an increase of from 19 1-2 to 25 cents an hour. The Youngstown Sheet & Tuhq Co. offered them 20 1-2 cents an hour immediately after the IT. S. Steel Cor oration had announced its increase of 10 per cent, for laborers. This was re jected by the workers and the strike has since been in progress. Reports are prevalent today that strike breakers had been imported, (Continued oh' Page 2.