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eport Evening Farmer
VOL. 52 NO. 232
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY, SEPT. 30, 1916
PRICE TWO CENTS
Automobile Bandits Who
Have Kobbed Hpmes of
Many Wealthy Persons in
Greens Farms and Neigh
borhood, Make $1,500
Jewelry Haul. x
Rings and Other Trinkets of
; Miss Edith Riker, Promi
nent Society Member,
Stolen By Thieves Over
look Costly Gems of
The home of Andrew L. Riker, vice
ipresiaeni ana general mo.iia.gcr 01
, . . j 1 M . I,
Locomobile. Co., and a member of the
United States Naval Advisory Board,
of which the inventor, Thomas Edi
son, Is the chairman, was entered and
'rnhhoH nt iwlrv totalling in value
(approximately $l,500,Sn broad day-
(Ught, Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Biker's residence is located on
the post road, in Fairfield.
This is the third bis haul made by
1 housebreakers in the district within
the last three weeks. , Recently the
Greens. Farms home of the Standard
Oil magnate, E. T. Bedford, was en
tered and jewelry stolen. The resi-
Idenes of several others have also been
(robbed. ' - ,
Mr. Riker In an interview with The
Farmer today said that there Is a pos
sibility other jewels than those-men
tioned In the Inventory given to the
"police may have been stolen,
t The robbery was discovered by Miss
llldith Riker, daughter of Mrs. Riker,
'who on entering her room Thursday
)ight found her jewel case in which
the valuables were placed, missing.
, - The method by which the thieves
igained Ingress to the house is a mys-
every - window was -locked and' all
doors In the house fastened. The po
lice have closely questioned a number
of painters who were working on the
outside of the residence, but they fail
ed tom give any information ' which
Y would lead to a solution of the matter.
tTihe report and belief of the resi
dents that New Vork crooks, using a
high powered racing "machine,, which
would bring them to "Fairfield from
the metropolis in less .than two hours
are the persons operating ,with such'
success In Fairfield and Greens
Farms, Is being closely Investigated by
Lieut. Cronan, who has assigned three
detectives to the caseA '
. The following pieces of jewelry,
K known to be missing, the police are
' searchlner for In New York and this
state: . A . ' i
I Diamond bow knot pin, $600; dia
mond fluer-de-lis pin, with 'single
pearl drop, (150; a worked gold ring,
with green Jade stone, $50; diamond
marquise ring, .$150; an onyx bar pin,
with solitaire diamond, $3b0; a gold
watch striped with lints of green and
white enamel, $95; ' freak silver ring,
$2; pearl crescent' pins, $20; pearl
amethyst crescent pins, $30; two pearl
fear cuff pins, $10; gold circle pins, set
with four pearls and four sapphires,
$16 ; a square gold locket and chain, j
of which there is only one of a like
pattern, in existence, $10; -old pearl
necklace, three or four strands, $30;
iplain gold bracelet, $10; topaz and
pearl pin, $35; gold seal ring, with
monogram "O W. R." $5; some old
fashioned jewelrx, $25; old paper
(money, including ten cent bills, etc,
i enclosed in a square leather pigskin
case, and one tray and a jewel box
.measuring 9x12x6 'inches, with initials
"O. ' W. R." v
'Miss Riker la one of the most prom
inent girls in the younger social set
of New York. : . She made her debut
.last season; in New York society. The
coming out party was held in Sherry's
and was attended by the most prom
inent New York society folks. Miss
t Riker as a debutante was received in
the most exclusive social - circles and
'has since taken a prominent part in
A fortune in Jewels . belonging to
Mrs. A.L. Riker and other members
of the family, together with thousands
of dollars worth of silverware and
other valuables located in various
rooms in the mansion were left by the
y thieves, who were either frightened
away, or uiougm tne jewel case, in
which part of Miss Edith Riker's
valuables were placed, contained all
Ithe i Jewelry in the home.
The police assert that the silver
iware would not be molested by the
thieves as its bilk would be liable to
arouse suspicions, if they were seen
'leaving the mansion.
RAID CAUSES 3
"Chicago, Sept. SO Two more men
and a woman were arrested by agents
jof the department of, justice in a raid
l one private apartment here today and
held in connection with the operations
of the Mann act against an alleged
Pursuing tbteir investigation of the
,' case of a wealthy merchant of Cedar
Rapids, la., who is alleged to have
. been done out of a packet of letters
said to have been written by the mer
- chant to two Chlcagoans whom he
charged' with having lured him to their
apartment in Chicago where the back
mail was expected. Attorneys for the
girls contend that the Iowan " man
wronged his 'clients and paid them
415,000, as recompense.
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At Brooklyn, Moraine:
Philadelphia 11001103 07 10
Brooklyn .........00100001 02 5
' Rixey and Killifer; Pfeffer and Miller,
V (Details of Game on Sporting Page.)
BRITISH CASUALTIES IN
SEPTEMBER TOTAL 3,800
A DAY, WAR
London, Sept. 30. British losses - in
September were at the rate of more
than -3,800 a day. The casualties on all
fronts reported In this month were:
Officers, 5,439; men, 114,110. '
Heavy as were the British losses in
September, they were lighter than
those of August which were 127,945, a
daily average of 4,127. In July the
first month of the Somme offensive,
the losses were about half those, of
August or September.
French and English press despatches
report that, considering the character
of the fighting, the losses of the allies
in the Somme are low.
FRENCjt RUSH FORWARD.
Paris, Sept. 30 The French have
made further progress north of Ran
court by grenade attacks,-according
BRIDGEPORT GIRL AND INDIAN
HUSBAND SPURNING CITY, ARE
HAPPY IN WOODLAND CABIN
j The "Back to Nature" or reversion
to the primitive dilettanti from New
York have nothing on Bridgeport
where within the wild section of the
city near Beardsley park Mrs. Frank
Yosemite, formerly Miss Edith Riggs
of 200 Fox street, has for the last
three months lived the nature life
with her husband, a full blooded Nav
Reared in civilization, Miss Riggs,
a High school graduate, and daughter
of John T. Riggs, a machinist in the
employ of the Union Metallic Cart
ridge Co., -with her'two brothers and
sisters, lived an ordinary life. In the.
daytime she worked in the Kresge
five and ten cent store as asalesgirL
At night she ate stove Rooked food,
visited the theatres and slept in beds
with springs and mattresses. ..
Shortly after her marriage to Frank
Yosemite (pronounced Joe-Smith),
fascination for the primitive and the
call of the wild overcame the pair and
they removed to a dense , patch of
woodland above the Trumbull road,
near the upper end of Bunnell's pond
in Beardsey park. . v
Today she lives with her husband in
he Navajo type of winter, hut known
as "hogon," built or logs, DarK ana
earth, shaped like an inverted bowl,
sleeping on the ground while the
smoke from a permanent fire built
in the middle of the structure spirals
above the odd looking habitation and
the sparks flying in circles about the
interior when the wind blows and
NABBED AT HIS
Climbs Over Transom Into
Arms of Police Waiting
For His Visit.
1 Torrington, Conn., Sept. 30 Fran
cis Klobedanz, 19 years old, pleaded
guilty in borough court' today to
breaking and entering the Standard
Market on East Main street last
night, He was bound over to the
superior court under $75.0 bonds.
Young Klobedanz was caught red
handed last night at 9 o'clock. The
proprietor of the market had com
plained of frequent thefts there. Two
police officers were stationed in the
market when it closed at 6:30 last
After a wait of two hours and a
half, they detected Klobedanz entering
the store, climbing through the trVn
som over the front door, Klobedanz
went to the rear door to ascertain
if the way of escape was clear and
on his way back toward the cash register-was
seized by the officers.
He confessed tha the had 'broken
into the market on innumerable pre
vious occasions extending over a per
iod of a year and had stolen money
front the cash register each time. He
also admitted that he once 'broke
into 'the clothing store of Meara
Brothers and took money from the
cash register. Klobedanz said that he
always" entered through the front
transom and left by the rear exit.
Klobedanz lives in a tenement over
Stolen Car Breaks
Through Fence, and
Is Left By Driver
Newtown, . Sept. 30. The automo
biles of Stephen Gallagher Brew-
sters', N. Y., Btolen last night from
in front of the opera, house In Dan-
bury, was found this morning on the
turnpike between Bridgeport and
The car evidently had dashed from
the road, broken through a barbed
wire fence, and stopped in a lot. No
trace of thieves could be found this
morning. ' . (
Game R. H. E
to the official statement issued by the
war office today.
RUMANIANS MEET DEFEAT.
Berin, Sept. 3D Troops under Gen
eral von Falkenhayn, former; chief of
the German staff, have won a battle
at Hermannstadt, Transylvania, de
feating strong sections of the First
Rumanian army, the war office an
BRITISH STEAMER SUNK.
London, Sept. 30 Lloyds agency re
ports that the British steamer Rallus
has been sunk.
The Rallus was a steamer of 981
tons, built in 1914. She was owned by
the Cork Steamship Co. Her recent
movements have not been reported.
charm to the flickering flames.
' Oddest of all to the confirmed be
liever in the progress of the human
race, both Yosemite, .known to his
own people as "Big Bear," after the
great canyon of. the Yosemite, which
in the language of the Indian, is the
"Valley of the Big Bear," and his 24-year-old
bride assert that they are
healthy, happy and contented. They
have so far demonstrated to all those
whom they know well that the "."Back
to Nature" idea is the best that Yose
mite has been commissioned by John
T. Riggs to build a five room log cabin
on the Navajo plan.
This log house, now partly con
structed ' 24x30 feet, ' visible from
Beardsley partcls the handiwork of
Mr. and Mrs. Yosemite who have to
gether hewn trees, ' shaped the tim
bers and raised them in the edifice.
With spruce flooring, cement for the
chinks and stone for the fireplace, it
is- figured . that the five room house
will not cost over $500. Incidentally
when seasoned if torn down and sold,
the planking,, much of oak and chest
nut, would sell for a far greater
amount of money than it cost. "
When seen by a reporter for The
Farmer . today, Frank Yosemite and
his wife were squatting in the
hogon." The embers of a fire burned
brightly from the draft entering a
door which was covered by burlap
cloni.' The utensils of the breakfast,
Including a pot, frying "pan and plates,
. (Continued on Page Two: .
MILK ONE CENT
Mitchell Dairy Leads in Step
That Others Are Likely
to Take Soon.
Notice was received today by the
customers of the Mitchell Dairy Co.
that beginning Oct 1, the cost of milk
to the consumers will toe increased.
Several more milk dealers are expect
ed to follow suit
The notice of the Mi.xihell Co. reads:
"For the past 9 years we have been
selling our pasteurized milk for 9 cents
per quart During that time our milk
has gradually cost us more and more
while our selling price has remained
the .same, but now the milk producers
are demanding another large increase
in price for their milk and we can no
longer sell for the old price of 9 cents."
The new schedule of prices quoted is:
Pasteurized milk, 10 cents a quart, 6
cents a pint; certified milk, 15 cents a
quart, 8 cents a pint; cream, 15 cents
a half pint 8 cents a quarter pint;
buttermilk, 6 cents a quart.
At the Borden Condensed Milk Co. it
was said no. notification has been re
ceived at the local office of any in
crease in price. The Dewhlrst Dairy
announced it probably would' have to
come up to the new prices. B. B.
Wade, who represented dealers on a
committee of conference, said he
hadn't heard of any of the dealers
who get their milk in this vicinity
raising the price, and others corrob
orated his statement It was their as
sertion that the price probably will not
be raised until pasteurized milk must
Elmer W. Dewhlrst said that morn
ing that eventually all the dealers
probably would raises the price because
they'd have to xa.yM3 a week more to
their employes. Hfe said, that produc
ers are charging more.
A. W. Mitchell, secretary and treas
urer of the Mitchell Co., said this
morning that the milk producers in
New York state and some in Connecti
cut are threatening to- go on strike
unless the dealers pay them more.
The Western Connecticut Association
of Milk Producers is meeting this af
ternoon in DaniJury to discuss the
proposed increase in price to the deal
ers. Members saldi this morning they
.scarcely can increase the price within
BATTLE AT SEA
Three-Master I. P. Stetson
In Sinking Condition
CREW DESPERATE IN
STRUGGLE WITH WAVE
Captain and Under Sailors
Lashed to Mast to Pre
The three-masted schooner, I. P,
Stetson, in coWslon off New Haven
last Tuesday with the Joy line steam
er "Lexington", on her way to New
York city in tow of the tug Winifred
Kale,' was compelled to puf into
Bridgeport harbor early this morning
owing to the high northwest gale that
threatened to founder her.
The Stetson today Is In a water
logged condition in the 22-foot-basin,
being listed far to the starboard and
her captain and crew, driven from the
cabin by the water which now sub
merges even the decks, report a peri
lous trip from New Haven last night
in the teeth of a gale.
Lashed to the masts and super
structure of the vessel heavy seas
swept the crew of the' water-filled
craft, which is . only prevented from
sinking by the nature of the cargo
she carries from Nova Scotia to New
Captain Frank Stevenson of the tug
Kale reported that his tow would re
main afloat. He left New Haven last
night for New York but owing to the
wallowing condition of the Stetson
was compelled to continue his course
rather than turn back though there
was Imminent danger to the tug and
tow. During the entire night he was
unable to go farther than Bridgeport
and managed to make the harbor en
trance this morning with difficulty.
The crew of the Stetson suffered ter
ribly from exposure and cold.
DANIEL P. DUNN
IS CHOICE FOR
Nominated Unanimously by
Democrats of Second
Norwich, Conn., Sept 30 Mayor
Daniel P. Dunn of -Willimantic was
unanimously nominated for Congress
by the Democratic convention of the
Second Connecticut district today.
Chaftes W. Comstock, of Montville,
presided and Mr. Dunn's name was
presented by Edward T. Burke, of
Norwich, and seconded by A. P. Tan
ner, of New London.
There was no other candidates and
the nomination was by acclamation. A
committee went out found Mr. Dunn,
and brought him in. The nominee
made a vigorous speech of acceptance.
A. E. BIDWELIi NOMINATED.
Hartford, Sept 30 Arthur E. Bid-
well, of Glastonbury, was nominated
for Senator in the Fourth district in
the Democratic convention here today.
He is a tobacco farmer and was. in
the legislature in 1907. 1911 and 1913.
HAIili NAMED FOR SENATE.
Rockville Sept. 3 0.-Col. W.H.Hall,
the veteran member of the House
from Wellington, won th nomination
for Senator in the 35th Republican
district, convention today.
ACTING MAYOR IS CHOICE.
Norwich, Sept 30 Cornelius B.
Crandall, of Stonington, was named
for the Senate by the Democratic con
vention, of the 20th, or "Shoestring"
district today. . Henry Gebragh, who
has been Norwich's acting mayor, was
named for the Senate by the 19th dis
tric Democrats. Judge of Probate N.
P. Ayling was named for Judge again
by the Democratic probate convention.
Mountainview, N. H., Sept 6o
Frederick L. Small, who was arrested
yesterday after the finding of his
wife's body in the ruins of his burned
cottage here, remained under guard
at a hotel today pending a hearing in
the district court this afternoon on a
charge of murder In the first degree.
Attorney-General James P. Tuttle and
County Solicitor Walter E. Hill arriv
ed here today to take charge of the
Dr. B. Frank -Home, medical
referee, who examined Mrs, ySmall's
body late yesterday, said toLy that
the skull was fractured apparently by
some blunt instrument and that the
woman had been strangled by the
cord which was found about her neck.
He said that no trace of a bullet
wound was found.
A further search of the ashes of
the cottage during the night resulted
in the discovery of Mrs. Small's wed
ding ring and guard rings, with an
other ring and a watch.
Connecticut: Fair tonight and Sun
day. Colder tonight with frost. Strong
northwest winds Hminitiingr
N. Y. TRACTION
Electric Railway Employes
Received First Benefit
of $5 Each.
MORE WILL BE PAID
AT EVERY WEEK-END
Despite Withdrawals, Lead
ers Declare 100,000 Are
New York. Sent. 30 Officials of the
Amalgamated Association of Street
and Electric Railway Employes began
today the distribution of a $55,000
strike benefit fund' among, the street
car men who have been on strike here
since Sept 61
According to the figures given out
by the labor leaders, each man was
to receive $5. The fund came from
the headquarters of the organization
in Detroit and the organizers said
similar amount will be distributed
Efforts to organize a general strike
in support of the car men suffered a
check today whea the 900 brewery
workers who quit in response to the
general call returned to work. Never
theless, the labor chiefs asserted that
100,000 workers aside from the United
Hebrew trades, are on strike.
Traction officials said the street car
men who quit are . returning to their
posts at the rate of about 15 a day
and that the places of the strikers are
slowly being filled by new men.
For the first time since the strike
-began surface cars were operated on
lower Broadway last night
Strikebreakers Stay on Ship
More than 100 strike breakers brought
here from New York and housed on
the big steamer City oO Fall River
which will be utilized as a floating
lodging house, temporarily put an end
to the longshoremen's strike at the
New England Transportation Co.'s
docks. It was reported this morning
that the steamers arriving here last
night were unloaded and loaded! on
schedule with full cargoes.
No violence wks offered by Hie strik
ers and many are said to have re
turned to work under the old schedule
of prices. ,
Accuse Black-Garbed Girl
of Many Thefts in Bridge
When the name of Ruth Corbin was
called in the local court, this morn
ing, a slim' girlish figure, dressed in
deep mourning, wearing a sailor
black picture hat, -vhich seemed to
accentuate the blondness of her hair,
falteringly stepped 4b the bar, to an
swer to a charpe tf larceny.
In appearance she was anything but
the dangerous criminal and klepto
maniac which the police assert her
Her arrest, according to the author
ities, solves the mystery of the elus
ive "Woman in Black," who for more
than two years has robbed the dress
ing rooms In the various public
schools of Bridgeport and adjacent
towns, stealing from the coats of pu
pils, money and valuables.
Mrs. Corbin, who resides at 476
Broad street and says she is 28 years
of age, although she seems much
younger, was arrested yesterday after
noon, following the theft of about $8
in bills and silver from tho coats
of a dozen pupils m the Shelton Nor
mal school. '
It appears that last Thursday a girl
who has been identified as Mrs. Cor
bin, heavily veiled, visited the Frank
lin school in Nichols street She in
quired when found walking about the
building for a teacher, located in an
other school. After her disappear
ance ten graphophone records, the
property of a pupil, were missing.
The heads of the various schools
were notified to be on the lookout for
the alleged thief. Yesterday after
noon, a woman answering Mrs. Cor
bin's description, was seen In the hall
days of the Shelton school, and dis
appeared following the theft of the
The police allege that on leaving -the
Shelton school she went directly down
town to the Prospect school and po
litely inquired of the principal, S. P.
Williams, who asked for whom she
was looking, if a a certain teacher
was located in the building.. He told
her the teacher was located at another
institution. His suspicions aroused,
he followed her. Instead of leaving
the building she went to the third
floor of the school. The authorities
were notified while the principal de
tained the girl. Detective John J.
Flynn arresting her. ,
Mrs. Corbin, according to the po
lice, has a mania for stealing. Twelve
years ago she was arrested for theft
and was discharged from the employ
of a local corset company for stealing
coupons from other girl employes.
Her case was continued until next
Tuesday. She was unable to obtain
her release by furnishing a bond of
RALPH HOPPER RETURNS.
Ralph Hopper, 22 years old, whose
wife reported to the police that she
believed he had met with foul play,
inasmuch as he was missing from
home since Thursday afternoon, re
turned to -his residence, 840 State
street late last night He gave no
reason for his strange disappearance.
ATTY. GEORGE E. HILL,
COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER,
MEETS SUDDEN DEATH
PECK IS GREAT
LEADER; SAYS SO
Stratford's Despot Frankly
Exploits His Qualifica
tions For Boss.
Charles H. Peck, of Stratford, can
didate for justice of the peace. Judge
of probate and stata representative in
that town, is the "acknowledged lead
er" to whom Stratfordltes "may come
with their grievances and troubles to
Judge Peck himself acknowledges
his leadership. In addition, he pauses
for reply, and as yet has heard none,
after hurling this question at the pop
ulace of Stratford:
"Is there any other man in the town
that has shown any better qualifica
tions for leadership?"
The Judae assumes his most popular
role, that 4f the political violet, in a
friendly letter of advice to Stratford
ltes on how they shouM vote in the
town election Monday. The Judge
puts his official seal of approval on
the the following candidates:
Dr. Rollin A. Curtiss, for selectman
the finest selectman we ever had."
Martin Knapp, for selectman-
'worthy of your confidence in every
Clifford B. Kearney and George Ash,
for registrars of voters "the opposi
tion has had the registrars long
Oscar Swansdn, for
man in this town better qualified.'
The judge, after presenting his
cheice for office, then says about lead
ers ana leaaersnip:
"There is something more than can
didates involved in this election
there is the question of standing by
your leader. The Republican party.
which comprises two-thirds of the vot
ers of the town, have, time and again.
elected me as Its leader, and, in the
recent caucus were unanimous in con
firming; my leadership, and you should
give your'thelp at the polls. Whom
will yon follow? Is there any other
man in the town that has shown any
better qualification leadership T In
every large ana growing community,
there should be some man that should
be the acknowledged leader, and to
whom the people may come with their
grievances and troubles to be righted.
and if you can find a man better
suited for that, position than myself.
then select him as your leader and
support him; -but, until you do find
someone better, give me your friend
ship and support Please .remember,
then, to give your support and vote for
Curtiss and Knapp for selectmen: Os
car Swanson for assessor, and Kear
ney and Ash for registrars; and, in the
other offices, please follow the requests
of my last letter, as nearly as you can
do so conscientiously.
"Now, please take no offensex at this
frank letter, l am oniy requesting
your help, and am not attempting to
dictate to you in any way. I find in
this age, that if a man desires any
thing, and does not ask for it! he is
not likely to receive It There Is noth
ing personal that the selectmen will be
asked o do for me, ana oniy requests
for public services is all that I shall
demand at their hands." . .
RED CROSS FLAG
HIM TO COURT
New Haven, Sept 80 A. Theodore
Saunders, president of the Hew Ca
naan hospital, was summoned to the
United States court here today to
plead to an indictment charging viola
tion of the Federal law which pro
hibits the use of the Red Cross flag
by private persons for commercial
The allegation is that Saunders on
last Memorial Day displayed in front
of his place a United States flag, the
Red Cross flag and a British flag. It
understood that the Stamford
branch of the Red Cross demanded
that Saunders take down the Red
Cross flag as he had no right to use it
Saunders was here today hut the
court 'was filled with applicants for
naturalization papers. He expected
to plead not guilty. This will mean a
Jury trial at a later date. So far an
known here the complaint was made
by the Red Cross association.
Saunders formerly lived in South
Norwalk and went to New Canaan a
few years ago and tried to get persons
interested In the incorporation of the
hospital of which he is the head.
Loses Tennis Match
Boston, Sept JO, Miss Molla Bjur
stedt, of Norway, American national
woman's lawn tennis champion, was
defeated today by Miss Evelyn Sears,
of this city, in the challenge match of
the annual tennis tournament of the
Longwood Cricket club. The scores
were 8-6, $-3, 3-2.
COAIi MIXERS GET I'CREASE
Butler, Pa., Sept. 30. Announce
ment was made today that 2.600 bi
tuminous coal miners in the Butler-
Mercer field had been granted In-
rrases for all classes of work, averag
ing 10 per cent The new scale be
comes effective tomorro.
Taken Suddenly 111 Yester
day Afternoon Withj
Acute Indigestion,He Sue-'
cumbs Early This Morn-. 1
ing Before Physician Can I
One of the Most Widely
Known Members ofFair-'
field Bar Ran For Mayor!
Against Denis Mulvihilll
Held Connecticut Co.
George Edwin Hill, for 82
years health officer of Fair
field county and one of thel
most widely1 known members
of the Fairfield county baf
died at 4:30 o'clock1 .this morn
ing at his hdme, 926 Fairfield
avenue. He had been at busi
ness as usual yesterday appar-i
ently in the best of health.
Last night Mr. Hill was stud!
with an attack of acute indi
gestion. .Early today his wiTe
was aroused by his groans '-as
he writhed in pain. She vtent
to his room and finding him in
,a semi-conscious condition im-;
mediately telephoned their j
physician, Dr. Henry Blodget,
819 Myrtle avenue. Dr.. Blod-'
get sent Dr. Fessenden L. Dayj
to answer the call but when Dr..
Day arrived, Mr. Hill was -dead.. .
Mr. Hill was born 62 years -ago ln
Brooklyn, N. T., Jan. 2, 1&B4. tHe 19
survived by his widow, Catherine.'
Marcea Utley, daughter ' of James,1
Seward and Catherine iMatrcea Utley,
whom he married In New York, April j
20, 1910. There are no children. Two.
brothers, William Hill, president of'
the Collins Manufacturing Co. of Col-'
Unsville, Conn., and Herbert W. Hill
of Boston; and one sister. Susan F.
Gould of Portland, Me., also surHvei
him. , ' '
Mr. Hill was the son of Charles
Edwin Hill and Susan Frances W11-. '
bur. He was a descendant of Puritan .
and Quaker stock, his forbears belng
settled at Klttery, Me., and in Massa-J
Mr. Hill' was a graduate- of Tale,
class of 1891-and began the practice
of law in this city In that year. There
after every spare moment he could
find was devoted to the history of his
class or to histories or accounts that
would leave to posterity a knowledge
of the students who -sought training
at the New Haven university. The,
most complete biography;, of the sev
eral classes both before and after his
graduation are his works.
v Mr. Hill left his university with the
degree of It L. B. at his graduation!
he also won the Townaend prize fori
Before attempting his law studies,
Mr. Hill had attended the King school
at Stamford, where his parents had
removed, and had also been an in
structor for two years at that school.
He was always a member of the Re
publican party, was active in ithe oldi
Bridgeport Republican club and until
very recently was active in Republi
can politics here. In 1903. the Re4
publicans selected him as their can
didate for mayor, but he was defeated)
by Mayor Denis Mulvihill, Democrat !
In 1904 he was chairman of the Re-1
publican town committee. From 1906 j
until 1909 he was president of thi
board of police commissioners. ,
April 14, 1914, he was appointed j
by Attorney McReynolds as one of five j
commissioners to take charge of the!
Connecticut Co. trolley lines in Corr-;
necticut in the divorcing of these!
lines from the New Haven railroad
system. Those named to act with
him were Judge Walter C. Hayes of
New London; William Waldo Hyde of
Hartford; Lyman B. Brainard of
Hartford, and Charles Cheney of
South Manchester.. . In this capacity
and as county health officer h ewas
actively engaged when death over
took him. V
When Mr. Hill first came to prae-i
tice law in Bridgeport tie became ay
member of the firm of Perry, Perry &
Hill. Later, he associated himself
with the late Kdwln F. Hall in thej
firm of Hall & HllL After the death
of his partner, he formed a partner-;
ship with William B. Board man, a!
partnership which existed until death
claimed him. The firm for years,
had offices in the San ford building,
but lately removed to the Security.'
In connection with hts college, Mr.
Hill held many offices. He had been.
president of the Association of Tale'
Class Presidents and at his death was,
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TWO ARE DEAD
Coluiribus, O. Sept Id Reportai
were received h sre this morning thati
two passenger trains on the Fennayl-j
vanla lines collided at Kings Mills, the
engineer and fireman of one train hej
ing killed and the engineman en the) '
other being seriously injured.