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"Who's in charge there?" Rlcknrd
wns only gaining time. He thought
! he knew the name lie would hour.
Marshall's first word surprised him.
"No one. Up to a few months ago
was Hardin, Tom Hardin. lie was
' ueral manager of the company. lie
allowed to resign, to save his
"l Am Going to Send You Down to the
, fnee, as the Chinese say. I may tell
you that it was a case of firing. He'd
made a terrible flake down there."
"I know," murmured Rickard. It
growing more difficult, more dis
i tasteful. If Marshall wanted him to
;i?njplant Hardin! It had been increii- j
M that man's folly! Reckless gam- j
ibllng, nothing else. Make a cut in the
: banks of a wild river, without put-
!thig In head gates to control it; aj
'Alld would guess better! It was a
Sea-". V 'I
proorem now, an iirm; uie writer ot
'the report he'd just read wasn't the j
t only one who was prophesying failure, i
-jet the river cut back, and the gov- ,
- ornment works at Lnjrnna would be j
useless; a pickle Hnrdin had made, j
ouu iu sum nme jie suggesieu uiai ;
, Marshall tell him the situation. "I've
followed only the engineering side of
it. I don't know the relationship of
the two companies."
"Where the railroad came in? The
inside -of that story? I'm responsible
T MisMHnA 4-a .1 . :
- ft' "'""J liumiis ,
Of that hrenV. Thro xt-o n Tiitr ilia-
trtct to save, a district that the rail
road tapped but I'll tell yon that
iatee." He was leisurely puffing bine,
; perfectly formed rings Into the air,
' Sits eyes admiring them.
"Perhaps yon've heard how Estrada,
; the general, took a party of men into
;the desert to sell a mine he owned.
After the deal was made he decided
; to let lt slip. He'd found something
i bigger to do, more to his liking than
the sale of a mine. Estrada was a
I'alg man, a great man. He had the
'Idea Powell and others had, of tnrn
jing the river, of saving the desert. He
;3reamed himself of doing it. If sick
ness hednt come to him the Colorado
;wonld be meekly carrying water now
(Instead of flooding a country. Pity
SBduardo, the son, is not like him. He's
jllke bis mother you never know what
jthey are dreaming about Not at "all
"alike, my wife and Estrada's."
i Then lt came to Rickard that he
j-iiad. heard somewhere that Marshall
land General festrada had married sis
'iers, famous beauties of Guadalajara.
;He began to piece together the per
:onal background of the story.
"It -was a long time before Estrada
'onld get lt started, and it's a long
j story. As soon as he began he was
;-3tnocked down. Other men took hold.
;TouH hear It all In the valley. Har
JVttn took a day to tell lt to me! He
! sees himself as a martyr. Promoters
(got ln; the thing swelled Into a
jnwlndle, a spectacular swindle. They
Showed oranges on Broadway before
i A drop of water was brought in. Har-
I din has lots of grievances ! He'd made
'";he original survey. So when he sued
fifor his back wages he took the papers
'ot the bankrupt company ln settle
raent. He's a grim sort of ineffectual
"bulldog. He's clung with his teeth
to the Estrada Idea. And he's not !:'
f enough for It. He uses the optimistic
method gives you only half of a case,
fSaif of ins problem, gets started on
. !a false premise. Well, he got up an
i other company on that method, the
; Iesert Reclamation company, tried to I
: whitewash the desert project; If was
fin bad odor then, and he managed to
I bring, a few drops of water to the
"It was Hardin who did that?"
"But he couldn't deliver enough.
The cct silted up. He cut again, the
' same story. He was ln a pretty bad
' hole. He'd brought colonists in al
ready ; he'd used their money, the
I money they'd paid for land with . wa
' J;er, to mak the cuts. No wonder he
was desperata."
' It recalled the man Rickard had
disliked, the rough-shod, loud-voiced
student of his first class In engineer
ing. That was the man who had made
i lie Tlairibiiy uit carpets of the Holmes'
i I'Oardi;)!; lnnise impossible any longer
. in tie Had a sudden disconcert
ing vl.ini of a large unfinished face
peering through the honeysuckles at
1 u man and a girl drawing apart Sn
ttfopfusloa from their first qn
kiss. He wanted to tell Marshall he
was wasting his time.
"Overwhelmed with lawsuits," Mar
shall was sieving. "Hardin had t de
liver water to those colonists. It was
then that he ran over Into Mexico,
so as to get a better gradient for his
canal", and made his cut there. You
know the rest. It ran away from him.
It made the Salton sea."
"Did he ever give you any reason,"
frowned Rickard remlnlsceatly, "any
reasonable reason why he made that
cut without any head gate?"
"No money!" shrugged Marshall,
getting out another cigar. "I told you
he's a raw dancer, always starts off
too quick, begins on the wrong foot.
Oh, yes, he ha reasons, lots of them,
that fellow, but, as you say, they're
not reasonable. He never waits to get
Why was It that the face of the
half-sister came to Riokard then, with
that look of sensitive high breeding
and' guarded reserve? And she a Har
din! Sister to the loud-spilling mouth!
QtTer cards nature deals ! And pretty
canN Marshall was trying to deal out
to him. Go down there and finish
Hardin's job, show him up to be the
fumbler he was, give him orders, give
the husband of Gerty Holmes or
ders 1
"It was Hardin who came to me,
1 hut Tint nntH hp'd tried pvprvthinff
else. They'd worked for months try
ing to dam the river with a few lace
handkerchiefs, and perhaps a chiffon
veil!" Marshall was twinkling over
his own humor. "Hardin did put up
a good talk. It was true, as he said;
we d had to move our tracks three,
no, four times at Salton. It was true
that it ought to be one of the richest
districts tapped by the O. V. But he
clenched me by a clever bait to put
out a spur in Mexico which would
keep any other railroad off by a fifty-
mile parallel, and there the sandhills
make a railroad Impossible.
"The government must eventually
come to the rescue. Their works at
Lanna hang on the control of the
rive,. down at the heading. Once, he
told Ine I don't know how much
truth there was ln lt the service, rec-
iamatn service, did try to buy up
thoir piant for a pnitrT sunl. He
wouldn't sell. The short is, I recom-
mended long-sighted assistance to
Faraday. I promised to turn that
river, save the district. We expected
before the year was ont to have the
government take the responsibility off
; imr hands.
Eickard, made an impatient shrug.
. n.k,lim Marshall hnrt (niton
unto himself. He wanted none of it.
Hardin the thing was impossible.
He met laggardly Marshall's story.
He heard him say: "Agreed with Far
aday. The Desert Reclamation com
pany was as helpless as a swaddled
infant. We made the condition that
we reorganize the company. I was
put In Hardin's place as president o."
the corporation, and he was made gen- j
eral manager. Of course we had to
control the stock. We pot up two
hundred thousand dollars Hardin
had estimated it would cost us less
than half that! It's cost us already
a million. Things haven't been going
right. Faraday's temper burst ont,
and Hardin a while back was asked
to resign."
"And it is Hardin's position that
you want me to fill 7" His voice
sounded i;i:ear to himself dry, mock
ing, as if anyone should know what
an absurd thing he was being asked
to da He felt Marshall's sharp In
dian eyes on him, as if detecting a pet
tiness. Well, he didn't care bow Mar
shall interpreted it. That place wasn't
for him.
"I want you in control down there."
Rickard knew he was being appraised,
balanced ail over again. It made no
"I'm sorry," he was beginning, when
Marshall cut in.
"Good Lord, you are not going to
turn it down?"
He met Marshall's Incredulous
stare. "It's a job I'd jump at under
most circumstances. But I can't go,
Tom Marshall leaned back the full
swing of his swivel chair, blankly
astounded. His eyes told Rickard
that he had been found wanting he
had white blood in his veins.
"It Is good of you to think of me
pshaw I lt Is absurd to say these
things. You know that I know lt la
an honor to be picked out by you foi
such a piece of work. I'd like to
but I can't."
The president of railroads, who
knew men, had been watching the
play of featnre. "Take your time," he
said. "Don't answer too hastily. Take
your time."
He was playing the fool, or worse,
before Marshall, whom he respected,
whose partisanship meant so much.
But he couldn't help It. He couldn't
,tell that story he knew that Marshall
would brush lt aside as a child's epi
sode. He couldn't make lt clear to
the man whose stare was balancing
him why he could not oust Tom Har
din. "Is lt a personal reason?" Mar
shall's caze had returned to his ring
Rickard admitted lt was personal.
"Then I don't accept lt I wouldn't
be your friend If I didn't advise you
to disregard the little thing, to take
the bis thing. Miwba you are going
jto b man-led" H 414 not wait for
"Just Stop That River!"
RIekard's vigorous negative. "That
can wait. The river won't. There's
a river running away down yonder,
ruining the valley, ruining the homes
of families men have carried In wilh
them. I've asked you to save them.
There's a debt of honor to be paid.
My promise. I have asked yon to pay
It. There's history being written la
that desert. I've asked you to write
it. And you say 'No ' "
"No ! I say yes !" iipped Riekard.
The Marshall oratory had swept him
to his feet.
The dramatic moment was chilled
by their Anglo-Saxon self-consciousness.
An awkward silence hung. Then:
"When can yon go?"
"Today, tomorrow, the first train
"Good I"
"Any Instructions?"
"Just stop that river!"
"The expense?" demanded the engi
neer. "How far can I go."
"I n tile expense I" cried Tod
Marshall. "Just go ahead."
The Blessing of Aridity.
When Rickard left the main line at
Imperial Junction the next afternoon
his eyes followed the train he was
deserting rather than Hie oue that
was to carry Mm to hi.s new labors.
He felt again the thrill of detachment
that invariably preceded his entrance
Into a new country. With ilie puiiing
up of the porter's green-carpeted stool,
the slamming of the train gates, the
curtain fell on the Tucson set scene.
The long line of cars was pushing
off with its linen-covered Pullmans
and diners, steaming down grade
toward the Sink, the depression which
had been primeval sea, and then des
ert, and was now sea asain. Old
Beach, rechrlstened Imperial Junction
for railroad convenience, was itself
lower than the ancient sea line where
once the gulf h".d readied. Rickard
knew he v'ould find shells at that des
ert station should he look for them.
He picked up his bag that the porter
had thrown on the ground and faced
the rung-down curtain.
Its painted scene was a yellow sta
tion house broiling under a desert
sun; a large water tank beyond, and
In the distance the inevitable' card
board mountains, like property scene
shifts, flat and thin in their unreal
hues of burnished pink and purple. A
dusty accommodation train was back
ing and switching, picking np the
empty refrigerator cars to carry into
the valley for the early melon growers.
Already the valley had asserted Its
industrial importance; the late ram
page of the Colorado had made it
spectacular. Those who would pay
little attention to the opening of a
new agricultural district in the heart
of a dreaded desert opened their ears
to the vagary of the river which had
sportively made of a part of that des
ert an inland sea. Scientists were
rushing their speculations into print;
would the sea dwindle by evaporation,
as it had done before? Or would the
overflow maintain the paradoxical
The flood signs were apparent
There cracks had split the desert
sand ; here water fissures bad men
aced the track; and to the south a
fringe of young willows hid the path
of the Colorado's debouch.
The men crowding the platform
wore the motley of the new country.
In Tucson the uniform of itho male
citizens, with the exception of those
reckless ones who found inevitably
that lotus is a liquid, was the wilted
pretense of a gentle civilization; de
spondent ducks and khakis and limp
collars. Imperial Junction marked the
downfall of the collar. The rest of
the composite costume was Irregular,
badly laundered and torn, faded and
sunburned; the clothes of the desert
soldier. Rickard saw buttonless
shirts, faded overalls, shabby hats
the sombrero of Mexico. The faces
under the broad-brimmed hats made a
leaping Impression upon him of youth
and eagerness. He noted a significant
a-yerage of Intelligence and alertness.
This was not the Indolent group of
men which makes a pretense of occu
pation whenever a train comes ln !
"Going In?" asked a voice at his ear.
A pair of faded eyes set ln a young
old face, whether early withered or
well preserved he had not time to de
termine, was staring at him.
He assured his Interlocutor that he
was going in. His mood Isolated the
phrase; its significance vastly .differ
ent from "going on."
"Buying?" '
"I think not"
"It Is a good time to buy." Rickard
suspected a real estate agent. "For
land Is lovf rock bottom prices on
account of the uneasiness about the
river. People are afraid. They want
to see the company redeem gome of
its promises before they come In ; and
the company Isn't in much of a
, Rickard asked what company he re
ferred to.
Th young-old, face with the faded
eyes looked at him in surprise. "The
D. R. company. Desert Reclamation,
which brought us all here."
1 - " . (Cngtllliwl Um4m1 '
The Bridgeport Council of Jewish
Women will hold a very UiUrestlng
meeting" on Monday evening', Feb. 10,
at the sun parlor of The Stratfield,
when Mrs. Caeser Misch will be the
speaker. Her subject will be "The
Talmud," and she will talk from the
English, point of view. The meeting
is open to all organizations of the
city and to any one who is interested
to hear Mrs. Misch.
Karl Higgins, of East Main street,
is confined to his home on account of
Members of the Girls' Friendly so
ciety and the Sigma Iota Phi society
met at the Masonic Temple last night
where they participated in a very
entertaining social and dancing
party. The music was exceptionally
good, and the event scored high in
the St. Paul's series of good times.
The patronesses were Mrs. William
XL Comley, Mrs. Felix Meigs, Mrs.
Thomas W. Cutting, Mrs. Wilbur San
ford and Mrs. Albert Watson.
The Service cl-'b will meet on Mon
day afternoon ;,i 3 o'clock at the
home of Miss iJorothy Northrop, of
North avenue, when plans for the
Easter dansant will be made.
Members of the Shepherds of Beth
lehem, Star of Bridgeport lodge, last
night held a box party in their rooms
on Broad street. Members of the
various lodges of this oily and visitors
from New Haven and Winsted were
present. The committee in charge of
the affair were Mrs. J. Ratchford.
Mrs. Edward Crowley Karrett, Bertha
Richardson, Mrs. Nellie Tanner a nd
Frank Minerly.
Sergeant Llewellyn Boberts, ot the
West Knd. has received his Ivonoi-ii-ble
discharge from the X. S. army. He
enlisted last spring and was sent to
a camp on the Canadian border, and
later sent oil detached service as
lri'J instructor to San Antonio, Texas.
In November he reached Camp "Mills,
I., where preperatlons were being
niaue by his regiment n go overseas,
hut the signing- of the armistice broke
up the plans. Sergeant Koherts re
ceived Is is promotion while in Texas
and is at present employed as stock
clerk at Harvey Hubbells.
Sergeant Roberts had two brothers
who enlisted in the early days of the
war in 1914 in the Canadian army.
The youngest brother was killed in
France on Oct. 9 after going through
14 battles and having been wounded
four times. The other brother had
several narrow escapes, but has not
been injured and is now with the
Army of Occupation on the Rhine.
Miss Susan &,uford, Washington
avenue, is jjlanning to join Mr. and
Mrs. Charles G. Sanford in Florida
next month. Mr. and Mrs. Sanford
are staying at the Ponce de Leon at
St. Augustine.
IVidgcport Art League will hold
classes as follows next week; Kara
mies on Tuesday from 10 to 4 o'clock;
weaving from 1:30 until 5 on Wed
nesday; baket weaving on Thursday
from 9:30 to 5 o'clock; hooked and
braided rugs on Friday morning and
in the afternoon from 1:30 until 5
o'clock, sewing for French children.
A social and tea will be held on Fri
day afternoon at 4:30.
Mrs. Howard Sanborn of 107 Sher
wood avenue will be hostess at a
meeting of the Fidelity Sewing circU
on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
The members will be pleased to learn
that the present president, Mrs. J. G.
Gerbieh is convalescing from influ
Horatio Parker's cantata "The Holy
Child" will be sung by the vested
choir of St. John's Episcopal church,
tomorrow afternoon at 4:45 o'clock
tinder the direction of Alvin C. Breul.
The assisting' soloists will be Miss
Katherine Russell, soprano; Walter
Ley, tenor and BHs Lundberg, bari
tone. The theme of this cantata has to
do with the story of the nativity of
Christ and is given masterly treatment
by Prof. Parker. Both harmonically
and melodically, the work i3 very mu
sicianly and should afford pleasure
to those interested in church music
of dignified proportions.
The program follows:
Prelude Variations on "A Son of
dod Goes Forth," VThiting.
Processional Hymn Hail to the
Lord's Anointed, Havergal.
Psalm 23, Anglican Chants.
Nunc Bimittis, Gregorian.
"The Holy ChUd"
The Angel, (Mr. Ley and chorus).
Night in Bethlehem, (Chorus.)
The Visit of the Shepherds, (Miss
The Manger Throne, (Chorus.)
Cradle Hymn, (Miss Russell and
Mr. Ley.)
The Prophetic Song, (Mr. Lund-
Hymn of Praise, (Miss Russell,
Messrs. Ley, Lundberg and chorus.) -
Offertory Organ solo.
National Anthem.
Sevenfold Amen, Stalner.
Recessional Hymn As with Glad
ness, Kocher.
Postlude Gloria from the 12th
Mass, Mozart.
The many friends of Charlea Repp
one of the boyB of this city ln the
service of Uncle Bam ln France, will
regret to learn that hs was killed ln
action on Oct. 16. He was a manly,
genial chap and liked by all who
knew him. The First English Lu
theran church now has two golden
stars ln Its service flas; this small
congregation having given thirty-two
soldiers to the army.
Several persona were killed in a
battle between government troops
and. strikers at Xaredo, ln northern
Raymond and Frank Murray, sons
of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Murray of
Noble avenue, left this city last night
for Niagara Falls, N. Y where they
will continue their studies. Raymond
will enter the seminary and Frank
the college department at Niagara
University. . Both young men are
graduates of the Bridgeport High
school and Raymond studied for four
years in Notre Dame, Indiana, where
he had been admitted to the bar.
George L. Warren of the Home Ser
vice section of Bridgeport Red Cross
will speak before the Young Women's
Guild of the United church and their
friends, at the home of Mrs. H. W.
Hincks, 517 Washington weoue,
Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 odock.
Mr. Warren will explain the work of
the Charities Organization society in
this city and the plans of the Home
Service department. "
The Red Cross auxiliary of the
First M. B. church will meet Tuesday
afternoon to continue the work on
refugee garments. The chapter has
turned in to the Seaside institute, 185
garments and over 100 knitted socks.
Mrs. P. R. Seeley, 1641 North ave
nue, will be hostess for the Thursday
night pinochle club, on Feb. C.
Mrs. L. A. Botsford
strew! is the hostss (t
t the Mothers'
ilay afternoon,
r a whist party
club meeting on j '
Feb. 7, when plans :
will be made.
Miss Susan Andrews anil, a com
rmttee of the Opportunity club of
I niversalist ch'urch arranged danc
ing party and social in the parish
rooms last night, when club members
and young people of the church and
friends .w-ere' entertaielid.
.Harmony louse. No. 711. Indepen
dent order Ji'nai Brlth. will hold
ineir banquest ln honor of the dele
gates to the convention of District
trand Ivodge, No. 1. tomorrow even
ing, February 2. at 7 o'clock, and
lecepnuii ana n.-i t on Alo:v!ay even
ing, February :!. a; ,:3ii o'clock,
the Stratfield hotel.
Announcement is made of the en
gagement of Miss Ruth Curtis, daugh
ter of Mrs. S. G. Curtis, and Lieuten
ant Frank Butler, nephew of Mr. and
Mrs. John G. llowmnd, of Park ave
nue. Miss Curtis is p. losing several
weeks in the city as the guest of Mrs.
Charles Kleindienst, of ' 61 Katon
street. Lieut. Hutier has been re
cently discharged from service and
since his arrival from camp has re
sumed his position in Howland Dry
Goods Co.
Friends of Miss Kalherine Beard,
of 319 Barnum avenue, will be pleas
ed to learn that she is convalescing
at her home after her serious illness
at Smith college, w-here she is a stu
dent. Miss Beard will return to col
lege ftfter her reoovcrv.
Mrs. H. Willard Fleck, of Lafayette
street, is passing the week-end in
New York city, where she will attend
the opening of the "Velvet Lady" at
the Amsterdam theatre. Monday,
wJiere Minerva Coverdale, who is Mrs.
D. Walter Haggerty, of Fairfield, will
be starred.
' Col. and Mr
liavens, C'lin
ng the week
the guests of
".'.,::- FMz.lbetl
ton avenue, are
end in Waterbur
Dr. F. G. Graves
Mrs. Russell Mead. 9
avenue will enter: 'n the
the Tuesdav Afternoon P
at her home next Tu:tf!a
" Tranistan
members of
inorhie club
In his sermon, "Man Shall Live by '
Work," at the J0:30 son-ire tomor-1
row morning. Dr. Wni. ll;Tj.ce- Day
of the United Church win .dU.-.irs
the Bolshevic definition ot work. This
will be the third sermon in the series
suggested by Dr. Richard Cabot's cel
ebrated book "What Men Live By."
The worker and the sirkor will b
contrasted. Can the 'nci. -producer be
genuinely religious? The Holy Coat
munlon will be celebrated immediate-,
ly after the sermon, to which are in
vited all who purpose to follow
Christ, irrespective of church mem
bership. The communion anthem will
bo "The Cross of Calvary," by Gou
nod. At twelve o'clock the Men's Dis
cussion ciub meets. Its special topic
Sunday will be "The League of Na
tions and the Question of Arma
ments." Different phases ot the ques
tion will be taken up by Edmond S.
Wolfe, W. A. Smith, and Dr. Day. All
men of the city interested in discus
sion or in the question are most
heartily invited. The Sunday school
holds its regular session at this hour
John Spargo, socialist, is to speak
from the platform of the Community
Forum ln the evening. His subject
will, be "Acid Tests for American So
cialists." Mr. Spargo has probably
done more than any other person ln
this country to interpret to the edu
cated men or women of America the
ideals and achievements of the So
cialist movement. He has recently
returned from an extended trip to
Ehirope. as a representative of the So
cial Democratic League. He resign
ed from the Socialist Party at. the be
ginning of the war in repudiation of
Its pacifism.
Birthday of Havelock Ellis.
Henry Havelock Ellis, the eminent
English physician and scientist, was
born 60 years ago tomorrow, l'eb. 2,
1853. He came of a seafaring fam
ily, and much of his youth was ient
on the Pacifio. As a young man he
taught school in Australia before re
turning to England to study medi
cine. He is best known for his
scholarly researcf.es in matters per
taining to sex. and Is the author of
many authoritative works dealing
with the relations of the sexes, en-
Kan.ic. and ra.c Improvement. .
The .National Woman's Party., in
sending out the special train which
they have named the "The Demo
crat y Limited," is not making a new
departure. Special trains carrying
women of the National Women's
Party who wen- taking a message to
the women voters of the West have
already gone out from Washington
several tirne. The first of these
trains, the one known as the "Suf
frage Special" was sen t out in the
early summer of 1916. and by many
people was confused with the train
later sent on behalf of the Republi
can party which carrif-d a number
of women of wealth and social stand
ing and was known as the Golden
Special. The Suffrage Special of 1916
took the story of the neglect of wo
man suffrage by the Democrats dur
ing the first term of PreUient Wil
son and it was not until after its re
turn, after the election was held and
the women had shown their power to
turn a presidential election that Pres
ident Wilson came out in favor of th
Federal Suffrage Amendment.
The "Democracy Limited"' is to
leave Washington on Kebruary 9th,
and its tour will take all the time up
to the eve of the closing of the pres
ent and last session of the Sixty-fifth
Congress. Connecticut will be in
cluded in the last lap of the tour, and
it is expected that the Suffrage
speakers on the "Democracy Limi
ted" will address Connecticut audi
ences on Sunday, March 2nd. The
plans as to where- the Connecticut
meetings will be had have not yet
been matured. They will of course
be announced in plenty of time be
fore March 2nd,
The first stop on the schedule, as
at present arranged, will be made at
Charlestown. South Carolina, Thence
the train will go to Jacksonville,
'Florida, ; Knoxville, Tenn. ; New Or
leans, La.; San Antonio, Tex.; Los
Angeles, and San lYaLisco. i"aHfor-J
nSa; Denver, Colorado;. Chicago, I'.'.',1
Milwaukee, Wis.; Detroit, MKh.; ;
Syracuse, N. Y.; and Boston, Mass.;1
before reaching Hartford and Bridge
port. Only the larger places at which
stops will' be made have as yot been
agreed upon. There will be many
other stops, en route, and there will
also be station meetings and rear-end
platform speeches, such as were ar
ranged on the earlier special train
trips of the National Woman's Party.
All the women who are going
aboard the "Democracy Limited,"
special car have been in jail in Wash
ington or Ff Occoquan Workhouse,
Virginia, ser Ing sentences inflicted
for sharing in the various suffrage
demonstrations in Washington. The
imprisonments inflicted on the wo
men are divided into three periods of
persecution, with intervals between
them during which the authorities
not only refrained from interfering
wilh the women, but even gave them
extra, protection. The first period of
arrests and imprisonment was in 1917
after the women had peacefully
picketed the White House for weeks
and months. This was the period dur
ing which women were given sen
tences of thirty and sixty days which
were illegally served at Occoquan.
The Superior Court of the District
has decided that all these arrests and
impisonments were illegal and dam
age suits, entered by the Suffragists
and totalling about half a million
dollars, are still pendin? in ths
Pour'iS. They are pending because at
ihe request of the government their
rostmaster-General isurieson or-
dered yesterday tiiat tetepnone ser-
vice be cut off from New Tork hotels,
. , ,, ii, which
ap.T-tment houses and emus wmcn
adfl a "service charge" for calls,
Neither incoming nor outgoing calls
are to be permitted under the order.
which was telegraphed to Union X.
i:,.v,n nhairman nf the government
telegraph and telephone
board in Xew York. Mr. iietneii saiu
last night he had heard of the order,
but it had not reached the office in
official form before he left for the
Mr. Burleson's teVgram. according
to pi-esi dispatches from Washington,
read as follows:
".Notice from the papers that cer
tain Xew York hotels have determin
ed to charge ten cents for telephone
messages, in violation of my order.
You will direct officials operating the
Xew York Telephone Co. to discon
tinue services to any hotel, apartment
house, club, or similar Institution
which shall charge any guest, tenant
or member for telephone messages an
amount in excess of that charged for
such service at the public pay sta
tions in the same exchange."
Paris, Friday.-Jan. 31. Delegates to
the Inter-Alli -d Trades Union confer
ence deliberated all day today on the
question of participating ln thelaboiH
and socialist conference at Berne. The
debate was very lively, American anJ
Belgian delegates refusing to recog
nize the international conference af
at present planned. In the evening,
Samuel Gompers, .president of the'
American Federation of Laibor, and)
other American delegates withdrew. .
The discussion continued without
t .e .i and it was proposed that the
interi.tiotial conference should be
preceded liy an Inter-Alhed latior con
gress to bo held in some other city,
it was finally decided to defer de
cision until tomorrow afternoon.
Resumption of lufl diplomatic rela
tions between Mexico and Cuiba was
announced in diplomatic circles in
One man was killed and 13 injured
in explosions and fire which destroyed
the Nyock plant ot the American
Aniline Product Co. of Nerw JTork.
trial has again and asain been post
poned, though the Suffragists were
always ready to press them.
The second period of persecution '
was In August of last ear, when the:
police somewhat mysteriously ob-
jt cted to holding of a demonstration j
Lafay'Ue Park where so many
demonst lions have '.Ken held since.
There was another sharp tussel with,
the authorities, and the Suffragists
used the hunger strike as a weapon (
to force their way out of jail. This
time the authorities did not give in
until nearly the end of the year,
when suddenly all the fuffrage pris
oners were released, and President
Wilson made a special effort to push t
the amendment before he left for '
The third period of persecution is
still in progress. How long it will
last cannot he foretold, but it is easy
to predict that whenever it ends it
will end in triumph for the Suf
fragists. The women who go on the
"Democracy Limited," will repre
sented groups of prisoners during all
three periods some of them having
served sentences under each set of'
Among these women will be Mrs. ;
John Rogers, Miss Lucy Burns and
Miss Edith Ainge of New York. Miss'
Mary Ingham, Mrs. Lawrence Lewis
and Miss Elizabeth McShane of Phil
adelphia; Mrs. Abby Scott Baker of
Washington, and Mrs. A. B. Colvin of
St. Paul, Minnesota. A strong effort
has been made to secure Mrs. M. (
Toscan Bennett of Hartford as one '
of the group. So far it has not been
possible for Mrs. Bennett to arrange
to go the whole trip, but lt is prob
able that she will join the "Demo
cracy Limited" during the latter part
of the tour.
Colonel William B. Thompson, who
has long taken a deep Interest in the
propaganda of the National Woman's
Party, has agreed to bear the ex
pense of all the literature which will
be carried on the special and dis
tributed at all stops. Mrs. Abby
Scott Baker, the publicity . chairman
of the party will have charge of this
literature, which will include illus
trated pamphlets showing the experi
ences of the Suffragists In Washing
ton, both at the hands of the police
during the arrests and also in jail;
and also the record of the Wilson ad
ministration during Us six years of
office in regard to the Fedaral Suf
frage Amendment. The train will al
so carry moving picture films show
ing the demonstrations in front of
the White House.
The car will be abundantly deco
rated with the purple, white and gold
banners. It had been planned to
have bars like those of the prison
r.te painted on the outside of the
far. But this was too much for the
United States Government, and of
ficers of the railroad administration
sent word to the National Woman's
Party Headquarters in Washington,
that the railroads would refuse to
carry the car on Its three week's tour
if there were any insignia on the out
side of the car showing its character
or purpose. The inside is however at
the disposal of the women and the
windows will be abundantly made use
of to advertise the party.
The whole cost of the trip Is es
timated at twenty-thousand dollars,
which the National Woman's Party is .
raising by special donations. Five
thousand was raised during the first
week after the proposal had been
made, and pledges and gifts are
pouring in dally at Headquarters in
Funeral Rprvices; fni- "William C AT-
,en W(?re he,d tWg 0, at tn9
i ate home, 1097 Stratford avenue, at
j 2 o'clock. Rev. D. M. Lewis conduct-
' ed the services. Interment was in
j ML Grove cemetery.
; The funeral of Henr.' C. Barnum
j was held this afternoon c.t the rooms.
: ot H. 33. Bishop on Fairfield a-entie at
30 o'clock. Rev. W. W. Rose of
ficiated. Interment was in Lakeview
cemetery. A delegation from the G.
A. R. attended.
Funeral services for Anna I. Hutch
inson, mother olf Charles Hutchinson,
treasurer of the Barnum & Bailey,
circus, were held this afternoon at
First Presbyterian church. Rev. Alex..
ander Alison, Jr., officiated and inter
ment was in. Mt. Grove cemetery.
Funeral services for John Bacfc-
strom were held this afternoon at th
Swedish Lutheran church at 2.30
o'clock. Rev. A. J. Okerblom con
ducted the services and interment was
ln Mt. Grove cemetery.
The death of Agnes E. Kirk occur
red laat night at St. Vincent's hospital
after a long illness. Miss Kirk was
well known in Bridgeport and her
death, will be deeply regretted by her.
many friends. She is survived by two
'brothers, William P. and James S.,
two sisters, Jennie Kirk and Sister
Bernadine of Bordentown, X. J.
Toklo, Jan. 31 The "marriage to
Buddha" of a young woman of the .y-v
highest nobility of Japan has at- ,m
tracted wide attention. Her father,
Viscount' Sengoku, is an official ot the ir
Imperial household department and
the young woman is an adopted' n--;
daughter of Prince Kujo. The youns u i
woman's head was shaved in the ;
course of a ceremony of much display
and solemnity, at the Zuiryu temple :-'
in Kioto, and 1 is understood that un
der her n?-v name of "Sun Purity of "
the Zuiryu Temple," ahe -becomes
recoglnzed as the designated sue- ''"
cesser the abbess of one ot the
great Buddhistic establishments in ' 1
Kioto. As uch she at once came up- '
to Tokio to be received n aadlence
by the Hlmpy
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