THE TIMES: THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1921
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A SIGNIFICANT GIFT.
Merchants Protest Bill
XHE ROLE of Vice President of the United Statists is neither
easy or satisfactory to fill. It is not a stepping stone to
something larger and better except in rare instances but on
the contrary is the end of the trail, politically. Carrying with
it, as it does, the possibility of any moment becoming the cen
tre of the Government and charged with all the executive re
sponsibilities, it at the same time, in the absence of such a twist
in the whims of fortune, calls for absolute effacement ot the in
dividual. This isvnot all, however, for it falls to the lot of the incum
bent of the office to be presiding officer of the United States
Senate which if it done well and satisfactorily is no boy's play.
I Barred from taking any active part in the discussions as well
as making his influence felt on either side of the great matters
under discussion except in the rare instances of a tie vote ne
must curb his personal sympathies and views in the effort to
j preside impartially. t
To Thomas Riley Marshall, of Indiana, fell the task of fill
j ing this difficult position for eight years not only ably, bt with
I distinction, and those eight years were not average years either
but in the words of Senator Underwood "the most tumultous
I and dangerous era of the world's affairs."
As evidence of the unusual impression which Mr. Marshall
I made on the body over which he presided he was presented
f on Monday with a loving cup two feet high. The presentation
I speech was made by Senator Lodge who said it was the "desire
of the Senate to manifest something more than a formal resolu
' tion of personal regret .... I desire to assure you .... and I
know I speak in behalf of all Senators that we all feel deeply
oar-sense of your unfailing kindness to each one of us and the
! thoroughly human way in which you have always dealt with
us. And we wish that you should take with you a symbol of
ii our feelings." Senator Underwood emphasized the "respect
I and confidence" .which those who had served in the Senate with
I the Vice President had for him. Following the presentation
of the cup there was a demonstration by the Senators.
This perfectly sincere expression of respect and affection
by the Senators of both parties is a tribute to character and in
' tegrity steadily upheld under conditions which excluded the
I stimulant of personal ambition. It is a significant achieve
ment; a thankless and important service well performed and
I for which his fellow citizens should join with the Senators in
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B. Nothnasrle. Nothnagle & Sons; Mal
colm T. S&err; M. Steinert & Sons;
T. L. Lowe, Lowe's Laundry; J. W.
Connors, Connors Clothing Co.; N.
Buckingham' Co.; J. R. Roth. Adams-
Koth Raking Co.; A. E. Smith, Lanes
Confectionery Co.; R. G. Garrabrandt,
Cias Appliance Co.; J. D. Beckwith,
Ivinney Co.; R. E. McBWowney,
Bridgeport Trust Co.; A. C. Tyler,
Park City Lumber Co.
Other opponents include the Board
of Police Commissioners of Milford,
Devon Improvement Association, In
tervale Improvement Association of
Rivercliff, state representatives o
Milford, and Judges Brown, Piatt,
Stoddard and Buckingham, also of
At one time all of the bridges
over tha Pequonnock river were toll
bridges. The Lottery bridge, after
ward replaced by the Lower bridge,
the Center bridge now known as Con
gress - Street bridge, the railroad
bridge, all charged a toll to all who
crossed them. The last bridge to
be relieved of this tax was the Lower
bridge, which was made a free bridge
in 1868. Yellow Mill bridge was also
a toll hridge as was Washington
This last named bridge was a toll
bridge up until 1889, when it was
purchased from its private owners.
An act of the legislature made over
this bridge to Fairfield and Xew
ven counties as a free bridge, the
counties assuming the care and main
tenance thereof. This movement
was to facilitate travel in the direc
tion of this city.
Previous to the railroad epocn
which began about 1S36 there were
four main highways leading into
Bridgeport. One ran to New Milford;
one from Norwalk to Newtown; one
from Monroe to Black Rock; and one
frmo Huntington Center to this city.
The companies that built and main
tained these roads charged a toll.
Graduallv the communities found
the conditions brought about by these
toll roads becoming intolerable. They
proved obstructive to traffic and tend
ed to strangulate industry, me peo
ple demanded that they be done a-sfiy
with and although the owners of the
greait turnpike companies protested
vigorously against the chartering of
the Hotrsatonio Railroad the new in
terests prevaifed that the turnpike
companies were torced out or dus-
A WORTHY EFFORT.
IT IS unpleasant to realize that most of the fur used in the
great number Of fur garments and for trimmings is secured
from animals caught in traps which torture but do not kill.
I The larger portion of them are of the variety known as the
I "steel-jawed" trap which holds the leg of the animal in the
jeise like grip of two powerful steel jaws until the arrival of
the trapper puts an end to its misery. Sometimes the time
that the animal lies thus runs into days. At the shortest it
must be a number of hours. Some animals to free themselves
knaw off the leg above the trap and go away on three legs.
Nearly every old hunter has met animals which have lost a
foot in this way.
To do away with this torture, and still not prevent ani
mals being- trapped for their fur, the American Societv for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has offered a prize of five
hundred dollars for the invention of a trap which would cither
kill the animals instantly or else capture them alive and unin
jured. This compclition is open until the afternoon of October
first at the society's headquarters on Madison avenue, New
In addition the Society intends to introduce a bill into the
Legislature of New York, which, if passed, would prohibit the
use in that state after September, 1922, of any trap which did
not either kill or secure without in jury.
Difficult as the problem seems it ought not to be one which
American mechanical ingenuity can not solve in a practical
manner and in these days when the public is so much more
sesitive to the sufferings of animals it will undoubtedly meet
with much endorsement and support.
BILL IS "DEAD"
Washington.- The final day of the
Sixty-sixth Congress finds it in an un
usual legislative jam.
The navy appropriation bill is
"dead" so far as the present session
of congress is concerned. Senator
Poindexter, Republican, Washington,
member of the senate naval affairs
committee in charge of the measure
admitted in the senate today.
Besides the navy, appropriation bill,
there are two other supply bills for
the coming fiscal pear, which are to
day unpassed and threaten to be left
for the next congress, despite " the
desire of President-elect Harding that
all appropriation bills be passed be
fore he takes office.
A meeting of the executive com
mittee in charge of the drive for relief
in Ireland wnion is to commence on
March 18th was held at the Stratfield
last night and preliminary organization
effected. Those present included:
Peter Davey, Rev. Jeremian J. uug
gan, Rev. Edward Shaughnessy, Mrs.
Simon Crehan, Mrs. Henry A. Lee,
Mrs. M. J. Flannagan and Miss Anna
WHO IS HE?
DRIVE FOR FUNDS
FOR FORDHAM IS
NOW UNDER WAY
TO DELAY CAB
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Coroner Phelan said today, that
he would give careful consideration
during his review of evidence, to all
rules and regulations or tne connec
ticut company which might an any
way bear upon the circumstances ex
isting at the time of the disaster.
At the Griffin hospital, in Derby, it
was said today that the condition of
the nassengers who were injured in
the wreck remains about the same
The drive to raise funds for the
erection of new buildin-gs to accom
modate the fast-growing student body
of Fordham University, the nearest
Catholic college to Bridgeport, was
formally opened last night at a meet
ing in the K. of C. clubhouse. The
chairman of the local committee,
whose territory includes Fairfield,
Stratford and other nearby towns, as
well as Bridgeport, is Stephen Horan
of this city. Peter W. Wren, vice
president of the First Xational Bank
of Bridgeport, and long a member
of the Board of Education, is treas
urer and all checks are made out to
him. Some of the more prominent
alumni present last night were Frank
A. Lomnitzer, Robert A. Rosen, at
torney; Joseph A. Coogan and Dr.
David P. Banks of this city, Attorney
William A. Kinsella of Fairfield, and
James F. McCarthy of Stratford.
Among the former students who took
a prominent part in the discussion
was Edward McPadden. Chairman
Horan has surrounded himself with
an advisory board of local business
men interested in the growth of the
institution. This board includes
Peter Davey, Francis J. Brennan,
James Meath and Thomas F. Walsh.
GEORGE CAVANAUGH was bur
ied this morning from the funeral
parlors of M. J. Gannon, 315 John
street, and from St. Thomas's, Fair
field, at 9. Rev. Father Blake offi
ciated at the grave in St. Thomas's
cemetery. There were many floral
offerings wmch showed the respect in
which the deceased was held. The
pallbearers were Jamre, Patrick, Wil
liam, and Edward Keely, George Bon
ney and William Kelly.
IREXE, 11 years old daughter .of
Lizzie and John Kondrath, was bur
ied this morning from the home of
her parents, Ardmore place, at S:30
and from the Hungarian Greek Cath
olic church at 9. Interment in St.
PRINCESS ANAS T ASIA
NOW REPORTED TO BE
IN SERIOUS CONDITION
Athens. (By The A. P.) Princess
Anastasia, wife of Prince Christopher
of Greece, who has been violently ill
from a form of stomach trouble for
several days, seemed to be in a seri
ous condition today. Dr. Hoover,
chief of the American Red Cross
hospital in Constantinople, is being
rushed to this city on a destroyer
for a -consultation, with seven Greek
Attending surgeons who are thai
same men that treated the late King
Alexander during his last illness, have
been unable to agree upon a diagnosis
of the case.
WILL NAME TEAGLE.
Washington. Walter Teagle pres
ident of the Standard Oil company of
New Jersey, will be named by President-elect
Harding as chairman of
the United States Shipping Board, ac
cording to reports current here today
in circles known to be close to the
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an infusion of Really Pure
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It must be brought or mailed
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The person making the first iden
tification under the rules wUl.be paid
EXCLUDE ALL BUT
FAMILY ABOARD CAR
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the problems of state just ahead ox
With his inaugural address com
pleted and nine of his ten cabinet
members finally selected, the president-elect
really has only the definite
choice of a secretary of labor pend
ing for decision before he takes tne
oath of office at noon tomorrow.
In making up his party for the trip
the president-elect for the first time
excluded aU of those who are not
members of the family, even his sec
retary, George B. Christian, Jr., and
his physician, Dr. Sawyer, who travel
led in another car with a number of
personal friends from Marion. Those
the private car besides Mr. and
Mrs. Harding were:
Dr. George T. Harding of Marion,
father of the president-elect; Miss
Abagail Harding of Marion, the pres
ident-elect's sister; Dr. George T.
Harding, Jr., of Columbus, the presi
dent-elect's brother, and several mem
bers of his family, and Mrs. Frank
Longshore of Marion, a niece of Mrs.
WHO IS HE?
Here is the profile of a man
who should be well known to all
automobile owners. His place of
business is not in the center of
the city but it is very popular
for all that. Who is he?
XEW II YVTJN" TO PRAY.
Xew Haven. - Acall to Drayer was
issued today by the three churches
on New Haven's historic green. The
service will begin at 12:25 noon, to
morrow. The call says that President
elect Harding asked for the prayers
of the people, and New Haven men
and "women will offer theirs at the
time of Mr. Harding's inauguration.
The churches are: Trinity (Epis
copal) Center, (Congregatianal) and
TO OCCUPY BIG-
TOWNS ON BORDER
bometime between June first and July fifteenth, next, the nine former
German war vessels allocated to the United States will be taken out to sea
and experimented upon with air bombs, shell fire, and depth charges and
in the end sent to Davey Jones's locker. It is not just the same thing
as a firing squad and a stone wall at sunrise, but it is along that line with
the added advantage of knowledge gained.
After having its feelings somewhat relieved by the sight of profiteers
actually in jail and courage sustained bp the hopes of more to follow it is
4ort of hard on the public to have the Supreme Court declare the law in
valid. This stops all prosecutions under way and probalv lets out of iall
those. .gentlemen who got that far. At any rate these latter did get some
punishment and it is to be hoped that Congress will learn sometime to make
laws -which will hold water.
New Xork City is several cities combined. Among others it is a good
. sized -colored city. The 1920 census shows that it has a hundred and fifty
three thousand negroes in its limits. This is more by ten thousand than the
population of Bridgeport and forty thousand more than Albany.
THE GENERAL AGREEMENT.
There is general agreement on the subject of taniff by all interests
I that is, they believe their own products should be protected hut that there
should be free trade in all other articles. Portland Herald.
To judge by the newspapers these days, one would think that all roads
lead to jail rather than to Rome. New York Evening Post.
THE FIRST WIRELESS INTERVIEW.
Count Witte in the World's Work for March:
From mid-ocean one of the Press correspondents flashed over the wire
less telegraph his interview with me relating to the coming negotiations
at Portsmouth (1905). It was the first case in the history of the world
of an interview transmitted to a newspaper by wireless from a ship on the
flugh seas. The interview appeared in all Xhe European papers and con
''trlbuted a jgreat deal toward acquainting the world with my views on the
r nature of my task. ,
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nunities from 42 years to 30 years.
Mr. Lloyd George said the attitude
taken by the. German empire regard
ing reparations was, in addition, a
grave violation of the obligations of
Germany toward the allies. He re
minded the German representatives
that their government had not ful
filled the treaty of Versailles relatix e
to coal deliveries, disarmament, the
payment of twenty billion marks in
gold and the punishment of German
officers and soldiers accused of
crimes during the war.
Germany, added the British prime
minister, in refusing to accept the
concessions proposed by the allies
with regard to reparations, had by
uie same act renounced the advan
tages granted her at the previous
conference with the allies.
Mr. Lloyd George then, on behalf
of the Allies, announced the ultima
turn. After Mr. Lloyd George had
finished, Dr. Simons, for the. Germans,
said the intentions of the German
government had been quite misunder
stood. The German delegation, he
said, would reply at noon on Monday.
"In our opinion," added the Ger
man foreign minister, no occasion
will arise for the sanctions set forth
by the Allied powers."
Dr. Simons said the Germans would
examine the British prime minister's
speech and the Allied documents most
SKUM RUNNERS CASES GO OVER.
George Douglas, Samuel Lavigne
rod Montier Palumbo, all of Bridge
port who were arrested Friday night
Tor transporting liquor, were arraign
,ed before U. S. Commissioner Hugh
J. Lavery this morning. Their cases
"were continued until Saturday, bonds
being- fixed at $500.
WIFE SEEKS DIVORCE.
Suit has been brought by Mary
Kovacs against her husband, Julius
Kovacs alleging adultery and asking
tor a divorce. Both parties are of
Bridgeport and were married In Octo
ber, 1913. Custody of one child is
EASY TO IDENTIFY
"Bill" Arnold was another whose
profile proved familiar to readers of
The Times. Almost as many as lden
tified Bibbins knew him. M. R. Til
ford of French street was first and
the others follow in the order
which thev were received. M. J.
O'Reilly, James street; Michael
Strauss, of 1148 Railroad avenue; Neil
Glvnn. James street; Mildred M. Wot
ton of Central avenue; Mrs. vosonnK
of Warren street and John B. Canty
of Noble Ave.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW
ABOUT YOUR CITY?
6 What noted man visited Bridge
port in 1824 and where did he stop?
i wnexy was tne vinas n . s c
field incorporated as a borough ?
8 TOo drew up the first Borough
charter and how was it regarded .'
9 How did Bridgeport acquire Its
10 When and why was tne tsor
ough of Bridgeport made a separate
Aukwpth trt Yesterday's Oncrrics:
1 Smallpox was the first epidemic
and it arose from infection commun
icated by exchanged prisoners of war
landed by the .British.
2 Almost every dwelling was a
pest house and people even feared to
nass alonsr the roads. The number of
sick in Stratford at one time was 600.
Finally the Legislature was petitioned
for relief, ajid it ordered General
Siliman in charge of the coast defense
to take the matter in hand and he
finallv ended the scourge.
3 Captain Samuel Smedley took
the British shin Cvrus. mounting 1
L-nns and laden with a cargo that
sold for 20,000 pounds, one of the
most valuable captures of the whole
4 The enemy drove the commerce
off the water and kept the inhabitants
of Newfield in a state of excitement
and fear. Two British warships an
chored off the harbor in 1814 and the
villagers thought they were about to
shell the .town, but they sailed away
without comxnittinsr anv outrages.
5 A public celebration of the
event was held in Bridgeport on Feb
23. There was firing of cannons and
ringing of bells at daybreak and in
the forenoon a procession headed by
a band marched to the North church
where the President's proclamation
was read. ,
The Times invites its readers
to write in at any time if there
are any additional facts relative
to this series of questions which
might have been stated. The
Tirries would be glad also to re
ceive any suggestions as to what
its readers consider are errors.
BEAUTY PARLOR Trv a hot oil treat
ment for falling hair. National Hair
Nets for sale. Mildred Quittmeyer;
1175 fctratford Ave. Barnum 1WM.
OF CHAMP CLARK
Democratic National Committee
man Homer S. Cummings stated today
that If the arrangements of his office
of state's attorney would permit he
would attend the funeral of Speaker
Mr. Cummings, who was for a year
prior to last June the chairman of
the Democratic National Committee,
and one of the Clark men at the
Baltimore convention of 1912, in
which Clark and Wilson waged a
battle that was finally won by the
later President, paid a high tribute
to Champ Clark today.
FOR SALK Two National Cash Regis
ters, two bar fixtures, front and back
one electric niano nlaver. one fine dis
play ice box. Inquire Hotel Alpine
Phone Barnum 2527 or Barnum iSbl.
sale. Terms to suit. Dubicki, 419
Kossuth St. Phone Noble 1315-5. S3aj
ATTTO TRTTCTCTm local and long dis
tance moving. Phone Bar. 3540. City
moving $8 up. ' S3a
An annivcrsarv mass will be held
St. Charles' church Saturday ma
ing at 7:30 o'clock for the repose of
the soul of the late Michael j-inneii
Friends are invited. a p
Benjamin Zissner, of 699 East Main
street, was arrested today for traffi
violating and failure to have a proper
automobile operator's license aa a re
sult of a Sunday accident at Park
avenue when his car struck and ran
over Sylvan us Beckwith, of Ash
Creek. Beckwith was not seriously
An anniversarv mass will be cele
brated at St. Patrick's church on Sat
urdov. March s at 8 o'clock, in
memorv of th lata Mrs. Mary A
Kelly of Savoy street. Friends are in
vited to attend. ap
STATE OF CONNECTICUT, District a
Estate of Karl W. Swansson. also
known is Carlos Swansson, late or tne
Town of Bridgeport, in said District, de
ceasea. .. ,
'T-i, t--v for tli 1 Ms trie
-dii. v... .v. nmitpd and allowed
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six months from the date hereof for
Creditors of said Estate to exhibit their
claims for settlement. Those wno ";fc""
to present their accounts properly attest
j in,i . : j ! -.in he. debarred i
,., aii . indebted to said
p.siatn a'rw "reauested to make immediate
payment to riuocnv
Address. 164 Lea Ave. 7 aP
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Also Billie Burke Models for Stouts.
An attractive gathering of Waist Line House Dresses in stripes,
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Special Sale of
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A good serviceable quality
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