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THE TIMES: JUNE 12, 1918
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BREAK THE FRENCH
IS A GOi.lPLETE FAILURE
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the channel ports. Only raiding operations are reported by the
British war office.
diversion preparatory to a greater
Mow farther north. The Germans, It
is held there, have made all the gains
between Montdidier and Noyon that
Head of Nurses' Association
Scores Statements As
HARBOR MURDER IS
STILL MYSTERY TO
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.doctor to know It there had been an
operation or not.
It Is also thought that the ease may
' be another like that of Dorothy Ar
! nold, and that the relatives of the
murdered woman are loath to make
; public the fact that she disappeared
While the officials investigating the
case are deluged with theories from
every source imaginable none are
overlooked, and every possible clue
, is worked out to the very end. Cap
tain Cronan is keenly Interested in
the case personally and has taken en-'
i tire charge of the active work in
i connection with it. When speaking
of the matter today he claimed that
! it was the case which seemed the
. hardest and most baffling at the start
i which were the easiest to solve in the
TODAY'S FIGHT 1
G.O. P. PRIMARIES
The Republican primaries are to be
held this evening and Frank B. Bal
i lard, acting chairman of the Reptrb
' Ucan town committee, has selected
Saturday evening, June 15, as the
date on which the Republican city
convention will be held at Republican
headquarters on Fairfield avenne at
8:15 o'clock. At this time delegates
will be appointed to attend the state,
county and congressional conventions.
" HEAR ARGUMENTS
IN BUECHLER CASE
Jndge Donald Warner frtttlng m the
Superior court this morning heard
arguments of counsel In. the case of
Max J. Bueehler against the City of
.Bridgeport. The plaintiff is seeking
,to recover damages greater than those
first awarded him by the city with
respect to a building line which took
off eight feet of his property, situat
ed on Charles street.
He contended that although his
building was erected, after the build
ing line was established that the loss
of the eight feet serionsly interfered
with the plans that ho had forced
in his mind regarding the erection of
an apartment house. City Attorney
Comley represented the City of
Bridgeport and Cullman & Cullinan,
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bear the interpretation that the Ger
man high command considers that the
objects of its latest offensive already
have been attained and that now that
the French are maknig successful
counter attacks the thrust will not be
The great question to military
critics here is whether Gen. Luden
dorffs plans yet are fully revealed
and if the foregoing interpretation is
correct it would bear out the view
held by many military experts that
the greatest stroke of the Central
powers on the western front is still
The theory advanced by these
critics is that the big offensives of
March 21 and May 27 both developed
successes far surpassing the expecta
tion of the German command and
were developed much farther than
originally intended, and that the
smaller offensives of April 9 on the
Ypres front and the present thrust on
the Noyon-Montdldier front were en
gaged in as diversions to keep the
Franco-British forces engaged and to
prevent them from making counter
offensives, while the Germans were re
storing and consolidating their lines,
repairing the confusion and disorder
produced by the unexpected depth of
their advances and completing pre
parations for their main blow.
The opinion is advanced that it will
not be long before the heaviest attack
yet seen will be launched by the eGr-
mans and probably against the British
front with the object of again at
tempting to divide the Allied forces
and reach the channel ports.
Smashing the German line on the J
left wing, the French have advanced
a mile on a front of seven and one
half miles and threaten, the German
gains on the center and along the
right bank of the Oise. At the apex
of their advance the Germans are
within seven miles of Compiegne on
the northwest. On the French right
center the Germans have gained four
miles along the Oise to Bethancourt,
but apparently have not budged the
Allied lines on the left (bank.
The furious fighting which has
marked the present German attempt
since its inception on Sunday con
tinues -unabated from south of Mont
didier to the Oise. Regardless of
heavy losses, the Germans are throw
ing in divisions of fresh troops.
In driving back the Germans' on
their left the French menace all the
enemy gains in the center and right
center of the battle line. If the
French advance continues the enemy
is in a fair way to ibe caught in a
pocket in the hills between the Metz
and the Oise.
Belloy. Genlis wood, to the south
and the heights between Courcelles
and IMortemer were retaken by the
French. The Germans (battled stub
bornly and suffered heavy losses. The
French also took 1,000 prisoners and
several guns. Heavy fighting is tak
ing place around Chevrineourt and
AntheuiL This is the center of the
German advance and the French hold
heights to the east, south and north
Berlin in its statement of Tuesday
night reported the repulse of French
attacks southwest of Noyon and
they had hoped to make.
The Umans have not reacted
against ti- British advance north Of
the 6omme around iMorlancourt.
Three hundred prisoners, included
among them five officers, were taken
in the British advance there, on Mon
Iu the center or tne Macedonian
front French troops have driven the
Bulgarians from several villages and
captured 140 prisoners and- war ma
terial . Serbian troops repulsed an
enemy attack near Dobropolje, while
there has been, violent artillery activ
ity west of the Vardar river.
The War Finance Corporation win
mem at the Sub-Treasury in New
MTTRRAY In ths city, June 12, 1918,
Anna May, daughter of William H.
and Mary Hyland Murray, aged 21
years, 1 month, 3 days.
Friends are invited to attend the
funeral from the residence of her
parents, 197 Stillman street, on Fri
day, June 14, at 8:30 a. m., and at
St Charles' church at 9 a. m., with
solemn high mass.
Interment St. Michaerg cemetery.
Automobile cortege. D12 b
Paris, June 12 The battle con
tinued during last night on the front
between Montdidier and the river
Oise, without great change in the sit
uation, the war office announced to
day. On the French left additional pro
gress was made by French troops in
the region east of Mery and Genlis
Near the center, along the Aronde
front, in the region of St. Maur, the
Loge farm and Antheuil, the French
repulsed violent attacks by the
Despite repeated efforts of the Ger
mans on the French right they were
not able to debouch on the southern
bank of the Matz river.
The French are holding In that
part of theb attle area south of hev-
rlncourt and Maestr sur Matz.
OF NURSES ENROLLED
Nurses Who Left in January
on Recreation Visit to
Entrances In Main Street, Fairfield Avenue, and Cannon Street
Wednesday, June 12.
Fair and slightly cooler tonight and.'
South of the Aisne, on the front
German statement told, of the capture " "" "7
of more than 10,000 prisoners, cring
ing the captures since Sunday to 18,000
and since May 27 to 75,000.
Paris remains confident m the out-
onme while military observers in Lon
don, view the latest enemy attempt as
Germans attacked this morning.
Fighting is going on between the
river and the Villers Cotterets forest.
Violent combats are fought on the
front of Dommiers, Cutry and south
Paris, June 12 A reassuring Im
pression has been produced by
statement given in the senate by Pre
mier Clemenceau on the situation at
the front. He says that decisive re
suits had been obtained at certain
point with -minimum forces and
minimum losses, while the enemy
losses had been enormous. He laid
stress on the resources of the French
army which at certain times had 1
crushed the German offensive. De
tails of the admirable effort to send
new forces to France were given.
The Echo de Paris says that there
were crack, divisions from Gen. von.
Hutier's army in the enemy forces
which were forced to retreat in the
French counter , attack between Bu
bescourt and St. Maur. In the cen
ter divisions of the guard, command
ed by Gen. von Schoeler, were re
The Petit Journal calls attention to
the fact that the appearance of cer
tain elements of Prince Rupprecht's
army mingled with Gen. von Huptier's
men indicates that the German losses
were heavy, as the German staff is
opposed to mixing forces from two
Delegates in Convention To
day At Atlantic City
Speak for 30,000 Plants.
Atlantic City, N. J, June 12 As
spokesman for nearly 30,000 manu
facturing plants in Massachusetts,
Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania,
Connecticut, New Jersey and Dela
ware, 350 delegates in an emergency
War convention today pledged then
support to President Wilson and the
administration in Washington. The
manufacturers declared their "will
ingness to undergo any sacrifice to aid
the prosecution of the war."
The convention is officially recog
nized by the United States govern
ment and by foreign governments as
Louis Tracy of the British mission
In the United States said in an ad
dress on the human sacrifice that the
British have made in the war that
Great Britain has armed 6,000,000
men for the great conflict.
PIG INTENDED TO
Corralled Animal and Took
It Home, But Was Later
STATE OF CONNECTICUT,
1 DISTRICT OF BRIDGEPORT, S3.
I PROBATE COURT,
Jane 6, A. D. 1918
Estate of Josephine Snellback, late
of Brldgeport,in said district, deceased.
Further order of notice, it being
; represented and appearing to this
court that there are sundry unknown
. hefrs-at-law of said deceased who
j have received no notice of the pen-
dency of the application for adminis
- tration on said estate.
Now, therefore, it is ordered, that
the hearing upon the application for
'administration on said estate be con-
tinned nntil the 18th day of June,
1918, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon,
I and that notice of the pendency of said
application for administration on said
" estate and of said continuance be
.given, by publishing a copy of this or
der three consecutive times in some
newspaper having a circulation in said
district commencing June 12, 1918,and
' that return of notlee given be made to
PAUL I MILLER,
I i.nr..l -urn" "
TO NOTIFY BOARDS
The Department of Commerce, Bu
reau of Navigation has issued a state
ment to local authorities to the ef
fect that in order that all possible de
lays to shipping on account of. the
fact that ships' officers may be with
in the classes of the draft, "that such
persons furnish their local boards
with facts, plans and proposed Iti
neries which would convince the
boards that the registrants will keep
in touch with their boards and that
addresses to which Questionnaires and
other papers may be sent should be
designated. Boards will not interfere
with shipping by refusing permits if
they are convinced that registrants
employed on ships will keep in touch
with them and will not try to evade
TAKE up the good work
some one else has started
and spread its benefits.
When we Bell Van Dyk's
Duchess coffee we start a good
work. Buy it and spread its
Duchess Coffee - 30c lb.
Better coffee can't be found,
Greater worth at less per pound.
FILE MOTION TO
SET ASIDE VERDICT
Creamery First Butter
Best Pure Lard R. 29c
Tresh Eggs ,(...,, doz. 36c
Nucoa Nut Margarine Ib. 31c
ll&tMflln StawtCold HfflSt.
986 Main St., appealta John St.
Counsel for the New York, Newt
Haven & Hartford Railroad filed a
motion today to set aside the yerdict
of $10,000 given to Frank Weidlich,
administrator of the estate of Ernest
Weidlich in the damage suit against
the railroad by a jury in the superior
court yesterday. The time set for the
hearing of this motion is Friday
James Flaherty of B0 Highland
avenue, who was arrested last night
on the charge of stealing a pig from
Antonio Curcus, was given three
months In jail by Judge Bartlett in
the city court today.
According to the story Flaherty
told the court he saw the pig running
toward him when he came out of a
saloon and he was so afraid he was
going to be attacked by the animal
he took it home. Not having a pig
pen in his house and as the health
department objected to people keep
ing pigs in their parlors, he sallied
forth to find a purchaser for the
He visited nearly an the batcher
shops in Bridgeport until at last he
entered the establishment of the
butcher who had sold the pig to An
tonio Curcus. The butcher recogniz
ed the pig which had been in his pos
session before, and dickered with
Flaherty as to the price. Flaherty
asked $15 for the entire pig, squeal
included, and the butcher asked him
to wait awhile. Curcus was telephon
ed to ,and came on the run to the
butcher shop where he recognized his
bacon and had Flaherty locked up.
There were many smiles in court
when Flaherty said he first saw the
pig when he came out of a saloon,
and there were some whispered quer
ies as to whether the saloon was a
"blind pig" or not, and surmises as
to whether the same whiskey that he
had been drinking would cause a
person to see pink elephants as weU
as ferocious pigs.
After listening with great patience
to the defense made by Flaherty the
court reminded him that he had been
In jail many times and recently was
charged with a series of chicken
thefts, also turning in three false fire
alarms. He could not deny the truth
fulness of the records and was sen
tenced to the "pen" minus the pig for
the term of three months during
which time he may get over his
fondness for appropriating other peo
ple's live stock. '
Graduate Nurses in this city have
come to the conclusion that the arti
cles that have appeared in some of
the papers in this city relative to the
enrollment of the nurses are notic
ing more nor less than propaganda to
keep nurses from enrolling in the
service. They are all very much
garbled statements and contain a very
small percentage of truth and some
times not event that. One such was
given publicity yesterday which is
full of mis-statements from begin
ning. It was published without au
thorization from any accredited
source and there is a great deal of
dissatisfaction among the nurses
who feel that the article did them a
Mrs. George A. Bramann presi
dent of the Alumnae Association of
the Bridgeport Hospital Training
School for Nurses, branded the state
ment of yesterday as absolutely false
and very misleading. She said to
representative of The Times today
"The nurses are volunteering but there
is much to consider and when all facts
are weighed it will be found that the
nurses are deing their part as well as
any other department of the war
At the last military census there
were 234 registered nurses in this
city. Of these 42 have enrolled.
There are 75 or 100 who are not eli
giDie. The requirements the nurses
must meet for military service are
very high. Married nurses, at least
those whose husbands are living are
not accepted. There are some over
45 years of age who have not been
in active service recently and they
would not be taken.
"There there are nurses in the pub
lic health sere vice of this city whose
health is such that they could not
pass the very rigid physical exami
nation required by the government.
They are anxious to enroU but they
cannot meet the reequirements. When
all these facts are considered the per
centage enrolled is very good.
"Another thing there are very few
nurses that are working night and
day in this city. That is a most ri
diculous thing to say. Sometimes
there is a shortage but nothing like
that obtains at the present time-.
"When the nurses enroll they spec
ify what date they wish to enter the
service, the date they will be ready.
This is on their application and they
receive their orders to go a few days
ahead of the date they set them
selves. They are permitted1 to select
either home or foreign service, home
service toeing in the camps here, and
as far as possible the government re
spects the choice of the nurse. If she
wishes to go she is given every op
portunity to go across, except there
might be a delay until a unit had
volunteers are asked for work In
the base hospitals. Later on these
nurses are given an opportunity to
signify whether or not they wish to
go overseas. If they do desire to en
ter that service they are sent with
the very next unit. As for the nurses
that went over from here coming
home to spend a long period recuper
ating that is all nonsense. At the
meeting yesterday of our association
a letter was read from one of the six
nurses who went to France from here.
They went in January and she with
three of the others are now enjoying
a vacation period in England and
having a very delightful rest We are
beginning to think that all these ar
ticles so manifestly in error are prop
aganda to keep our nurses from en
A meeting of the executive commit
tee of the Bridgeport Housing com
pany will be held tomorrow at 3:30
o'clock. Selection of sites for gov
ernment housing in. this city Is being
studied and after very careful con
sideration of conditions at yesterday's
meeting it was concluded that at
least three of the sites selected should
be in Bridgeport. There have been
offered to the Housing Company fif
teen pieces ef land -within the city
limits and one of these at least will
be located on the east side and one on
the west side.
DENIED BY COURT
Chicago, June IS. The appeal of
count James Mmotto from the deci
sion holding him to be an enemy alien
was dismissed in the United States
Court of Appeals today. Minotto.son-ln-law
of Louis F. Swift, the packer, is
interned on a Presidential warrant in
Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.
i Advertise in The.Tkneg .
VTXCENT T. NOLAN.
The funeral of Vincent T. Nolan,
student at St. Thomas Seminary,
Hartford, was held this morning at
9 a. m., and from St. Patrick's church.
Rev. Maurice McAuliffe, vice-president
of the seminary was the cele
brant and was assisted by Rev. Vin
cent McDonough as deacon and Rev.
Peter Katynoskl as sub-deacon. Rev.
C. M. Kelly was master of ceremonies
and the acolytes were Daniel Bran
don and William Dailey. Schmidt's
funeral mass was sung, and as the
body was brought Into the church the
choir sang, "Thy Will Be Done." At
the offertory Miss Weber sang "Pie
Jesu" and after the mass the church
quarteete sang "Sleep Thy Last
Sleep." As the body was borne from
the chureh the choir sang "Nearer
My God to Thee." Father MeCor
mick spoke at length on the many
virtues and ability ef the young man.
The bearers were John Murray, Oscar
Lavery,. Harry O'Brien, Ray Pettit,
John Nolan, James Kelly, Joseph Sul
livan, George Leydon, all from St.
Charles Parochial school. With
in the sanctuary were Rev.
Wendell Hetz, of Derby, a
cousin ef the deceased. Rev, John
Keene, Rev, Joseph Gauley, Rev,
Thomas Haniey and Rev, J, C. Lynch,
Interment was In the family plot tn
St. Michael's cemetery, -
Senator Chamberlain introduced a
bill for government ownership ef air.
HIS MEANING OF
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The Clark car passed it necessarily
increasing its speed to do so. There
was heavy traffic on the road that af
ternoon but the witness stated that
there was but one car ahead of the
one in which he was riding and the
injuring car. The next thing he saw
was that the little girl was lying on
the ground and was then picked up
and put into an automobile.
Asa Parkton testified to practically
the same facts as did Mr. Fairchild.
He stated that the injuring car was
on the west bound track quite close
to the injuring car, not ' more than
five feet away.
An expert gives us
sound foot advice.
In the shoe section all this week there's a representa
tive of the Dr. Wm. M. Scholl Co. foot experts. He has
studied the foot, he knows its tendencies and its abuses.
In the Scholl service are many little devices that overcome
any faults or it may be no device is needed simply some
good sound advice. -
Illustrated lectures each afternoon at 3 P. M. are full
of interest, they're not technical or hard to understand,
simply talks and iEustrations by a man who is interested
in his work.
And remember, all the rest of the week The Wm. L
Scholl Co. is at your service. Consultation and advice free.
At the shoe section.
Fairfield Avenue Entrance.
Let's be ready
for "Flag Day"
All along the line the flag will wave as it has in years
that are gone but this year there's a sternness about it
that tells us it is waving for freedom and democracy and
will wave until victory gives us an enduring peace.
Flags of all wool bunting, sizes 3 x 4 feet to 10 x 15 feet '
$4.50 to $29.00
Fast color cotton bunting flags, stars and stripes
sewed, 4x6 feet to 8 x 12 feet $3.50 to $9.50
Third floor. t
Sturdy couch hammocks of strong khaki in variety
$8.50 to $29.00
Heavy canvas hammocks with stretcher each end,
sailor style $3.00
Regular hammocks with head rest, balance and cross
bar stretcher . $1.50 to $7.50
Tubular hammock stands ' ' $5.00
For trie floor
neat and attractive.
Corkoline carpet rugs 6x9 feet, Japanese designs and
small allover patterns, green, grey, blue and rose $6.50
Inlaid linoleum in tile designs and hardwood, etc.,
$1.29 sq. yd.
Extra heavy Axminster rugs, floral and oriental pat
terns, 29 x 54 inches $3.75
Printed linoleum with strong burlap back, variety of
figures 79c sq. yd.
direct from showroom
Lots and lots of summery sEfrts, a truly wonderful
collection hurried here from showroom of man who is
noted for diversity of his styles and fineness of his ma
terials. Plain skirts, smart stripes and skirts that are daring
in their color combinations, every one attractive and grace
ful. Pussywillow taffeta in beautiful figures, fancy chif
fons, figured baronette satin, fine figured pongee white and
striped serges, and stylish fine wool stripeaand plaids.
These are sample skirts that were
priced a few at $12.50, mostly at $15,
$20 and $25
Second floor. 1
Articles that must be replenished from time to time;
that are necessary in the economical and well managed
kitchen and that right now can be of lots of help in the
canning and preserving that must go on all summer.
10c to 25c ! Oyster knives for opening
TO PUT HIM IN
THE FIRST CLASS
While the young men of Bridgeport
have shown great willingness to fight
for democracy, it is rather unusual
for one after having been granted ex
emption to voluntarily ask tohave ' it
revoked. Clarence P. Smith of 10S
Pequonnock street, registered at the
required time and was placed In class
Later he applied to the draft board
for exemption on the ground that
his father had been strU-ken with
paralysis and was absolutely helps
Under the conditions young Smith
was needed at home. - A medical
certificate was shown from a local
physician and exemption was granted.
This morning the young man called
at the office of Draft board 8 and
asked ta be again placed in class Al
as his father la enfirAl-v rwAmr. n 4 1
his services at home are no longer ROWT AIMT TYR 00180
-Rntshm. VnlvesL ao. to is SO ! oysters.
Salad spoons, 50c to $1.25 j Srn
Salad forks, . 50o to $1.25 Egs cotters.
Salad sets, $4.50 Pineapple eyer,
Bread sUcers, 50c to $1.00 Fish scalers,
Spatulas, 15c to 35c J Tracers,
Corn scrapers, 15c Can openers.
Potato scoops, plain shape 10c to 25c Paring knives.
Potato scoops, fancy shape 10c to 40c : Grape fruit knives,
Orange peeler, 25o Single and doable mincers, '20c to 45o
1 Fourth floor.
35c to 50o
35c and 50a
25c to 75a
10c to 25c
10c and 15a
5c to 25c
12c to 30o
10c to 25a
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