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So Popular? Read Elida Bedell's Story About Him in Tomorrow's Times WEATHER litre N-ew Han. Juno 8- Fore-cast for New Haven and vicinity: Fai!r tonight; Thursday increasing cloudiness. Condition 3 favor or this vicinity fair weather followed by increasing ctcwidines and not much change in tempe rat a re. AXD EVEXLG FARMER. VOL. 57--NO. 136 EST. 1790 Entered as second clas3 matter at the post office at Bridgeport, Conn., under the act of 1S79 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., WEDNESDAY, JTJlSrE 8, 1921 Subscription rates by mail: Daily 56.00 per vear. One month, JDaily 50 cents. 179 Fairfield Am, Bridgeport PRICE TWO CENTS Get Selectman Out Of Bed To Plan Meeting Stratford's Fire and Finance to Plan Purchase of Pumping Engine Modern Tel ephone Alarm System Under Consideration Calling First Selectman James Lalley at 11 o'clock last evening, the Stratford board of fire commissioners asked him to arrange a joint! meeting for Friday evening; with the finance hoard. The board is anxious to purchase j a triple combination truck, which will carry a chemical tank, hose bed, and a 500 gal lon pump, in addition to two 20 foot ladders. William OEarmer, secretary of the board -wall advertise immediately for bids and at the special meeting will ascertain just what funds can be counted on when the annual budget is made up this fall. If the board of finance gives the word to go ahead, a purchase, will be made as soon as bids are received. No manufacturer will guarantee F O. B. delivery in less than 90 days, and for this reason it is apparent that un lesa action can be taken immediately, it would be mid-winter before a new piece of apparatus could be secured. It is the desire of the commissioners to have the new truck here before that time, for the middle of the win ter is not a good time for the men to break in a new pumping engine. A representative of the Mack -International truck was present at the metting and shed a lot of good light on the subject. The present headquar ter "house will handle a larger piece of apparatus, but as soou as times are right a new house is wanted, and a modern telephone alarm system is (Contimred on Page Six.) Baird Must Pay His Wife $350 Monthly Althtmagrh listed as a contested case, Andrew Daniel Baird, Greenwich, failed to defend the divorce aiction brought by EsteTle Dunwoodie Baird, who charges him with lntoieraDie cruelty since they moved to Green wich from Brooklyn several years ago. They were married in Union Bridge, Md May 24, 1913, and have ;t daughter, Barbara, aged four, who is to be placed in the custody of the mother. Hon. Joel H. Reed is hear ing the ease. Ruth Alma Duff of 4 Orchard street, Cos Cob. testified, be ing a near neighbor to the parties in volved, who lived at 5 Orchard street. She told of his unpleasant actions toward his wife and her friends. Sev eral other witnesses were examined before the plaintiff took the stand. She told of his repeatedly choking her, in spite of a slight goiter with which she is afflicted. She also re lated his rough treatment of her fol lowing a Caesarian operation, upon which instance he told her he didn't care if he did break her back. At other times he bruised her arms, -wri-5t and shoulder, and on several instances threatened to shoot her. He also failed in support, and the wife in spite of frail health commuted to New Tork where she was employed in a doctor's office. By agreement of counsel, Baird is t pay $350 with which she will pay off outstanding debts, and is to con tribute $63 a month for the support of the little girl, whom in fits of rage lie often declares is not his own. In fqjite of all her troubles and ill health TVLrs. Baird appeared quite young and pretty, and was calm and sure of Jicrse'f on the witness stand. SAW BARTENDER HAND OUT DRINK Patrolman Thomas Weller stepped into a cafe in Middle street this morning, just in time to see Walter Carbonneau. the bartender, hand out a drink to a thirsty customer. The officer placed the saloon man under arrest on charges of violating the Vol stead act, and also confiscated a small jiuantitv of liquor. Carbonneau. who Lives his address as ST Center street, la being held under $200 bonds, and will be arra igned in the City court to morrow. OPEN NEW STAND AT R. R. STATION A new soda, fountain and refresh ment stand has been opened tn the In oa) railroad station. This stand is under the management of the res taurant and fills a much needed want for weary travellers going and com ing from our city. The sta-nd is situated on the east eride of the ladies waiting room nexl to the news stand and has a large as sortment of candies, drinks, smd- Vichefl. cakes, cigars and cigarettes. Naval r- EJisign Over Seas Th first Wst of Bridgeport's alleged draft evaders was issued today by the First Army Corps Area headquarters, and contains the names of 202 men who registered with the local board for Division No. . Two errors have already been noted on the list. These are in the cases of Harold H. Gernet, of 186 Ellsworth street and William C. Rhinehart. of 222 Harral avenue. Both of these men's names appear as evaders and both were In the United States ser- Boards to Hold Joint Session Plan Service In Honor of Park Donor To show that Bridgeport children are grateful for the city's beautiful park which they enjoy these summer days, an "Appreciation Service"" for James Beardsley and other donors of our parks will be held In front of the Beardsley monument at the entrance to the park which he gave, on Tues day, Ju ne 14th, at 3 p. m. The Parent-Teacher's association of Huntington Road school is responsi ble for the idea of this appreciation service and the 400 children of this school are to march from the school to the park for the service, sing spe cial songs and representatives from each room are to lay a wreath of flowers, with some appropriate ex pression of gratitude, at the foot of the statue, of the kindly faced man who smiles a welcome to all who en ter this park. Mayor Clifford B. Wilson will be present to express the city's apprecia tion; President Elmer H. Havens, of the Board of Education will speak the board's gratitude for the wonderful out-of-door school rooms which the parks provide; Superintendent of Schools Samuel J. Slawson will add his own spcial words of appreciation, and Jere m iah H o lmes, a member o f the Parent-Teacher's association will tell the children about James Beard sley. Miss Mary Ford, principal of Hunt ington Road school and chairman of the committee in char ere of the nrn- gram, will be present- When the j monument was aeajcatea on June 19th, 1909, Miss Ford brought a large group of children from the school to pay a floral tribute. A cordial invita tion is extended to the public to at tend the exercises. Connor May Try For New Board City Hall today opened its ears to he rumor that Tax Commissioner Arthur F. Connor may be appointed a member of the new board of asses sors which is to repJace bis office in November. Friends of Mr. Connor are advanc ing" his candidacy, and grooming- him for appointment and. even at this early date they report he has more than a fair chance to secure a place on the board. Police Drive Is Successful The police drive against motor law violators is meeting with some suc cess. Xo automobile cases came be fore the City court today, and on-ly two drivers were arrested this morn ing. The two who were taken into custody were Bertalan Crcgcy of 166 Spruce stret and Louis Kaszas of 2097 Fairfield avenue, both jitneymen. They were accused o-f overloading their machines and operating off the scheduled routes. Kaszas is supposed to keep to the Barnum avenue rou'te. and Crcgcy was routed on the Ash Greek line. Both men were running their machines through Iranistan ave nue and Ore gory street when arrested. AMBULANCE CALLS FOR MAY WERE 158 The reiport of the Emergency hos pital for the month of May is as fol lows: Xumber of ambulance calls, 15S; number of persons treated, 131; number taken to Bridgeport hospital. 16 ; mimibfT taken to St. Vincent's hospital. 56 : number of applications J at Emergency ho.spital exclusive of ! ambulance calls, 876. T. A. AUJX(i DIKS. New Haven. Jun 8 David R. Ail ing, a coal dealer and member of the firm of K. A. & D. R. Ailing, which has been in business for fifty years hero. died at his home last night, aged T7. Mr. Ailing was a 33rd d-ogree Mason and member of nu- j memos local Masonic bodies, of La ; layette Consistory and Pyramid Tem- pie. Mystic Shrine of Bridgeport; (also a Past Grand Master of Connec i ticut I. O. O. F. Twin sisters, with j one of whom he resided, survive him. FLORAL SHOW. A floral sh'w will be held tomor row and Friday at the Christ church. Stratford, under the auspices of the Indies' Guild. Who Served Now Listed As Being Draft Evader vice. Gernet scrvpd as an ensign in the na,vy, and was overseas during the war. Rhinehart was a member J of the Ordnance corps, and served H 1 1 ... .1 .. . . . 1 1 ,-t became involved in military authorities trouble ivnh the. . . . last week but was released from arrest after show ing his discharge papers. It was announced today, that the Bridgeport police have not yet been instructed to aid the army authorities (Continued on Page Twelve HEADS LABOR BODY O'Meara Returned to Presi dency For His Fourth Consecutive Term The Connecticut State Federation of Labor in annual session here today elected officers for the year on the slate predicted ' yesterday by The Times. Patrick F. O'Meara otf Xew Haven, was returned to the presi dency for his fourth consecutive term: Other officers include: Vice presiderts: Cornelius McCue, Dantoury; Frank J. Cooney, Hartford; Thomas Brennan. Norwich: George Chandler, Greenwich. Secretory: Ira M, Ornfburn, New Haven. Treasurer: Frederick X. ICeebe, Meriden. Resolutions to the number of 20 or more were adopted this morning. One endorsed Senator McLeans amendment 10 the naval appropria tion bill providing a contract of six submarines to the Lake Torpedo Boat Cfc. Another complimented Postmasier General Hays for allowing use of the mail3 to certain newspa pers. The release of Thomas Moo ney, labor man condemned to life im prisonment in California, was advo cated i nan other in view "of the con tinually accumulating evidence, of his entire innocence." Vocational training- for ex-service men and the relation of these men to labor and union organizations pro vided the main discussion this morn ing. Several government men were among the speakers, including Syl vester Ben way, agent in charge of the local vocational training district. The convention closes this after noon, and tonight a special entertain ment is being arranged for the pleas ure of the delegates. BRITISH START TO CLEAN UP IN UPPER SILESIA Berlin. June S The British mili tary "offensive" to clean up Silesia is in full swing today. Italian troops are assisting the British. Gen. Hunneckcr, the British Com mander, planned a British forward movement in fan-like formation from Gross Strehlitz occpying Beauthen Koenigschutte andKattowitz. The Italians were under orders to move simultaneously on the British rigrht flank, seizin? Pless and Ryhnik. Both the British and Italians were equipped for field service and were under orders to attack if their way was barred by Polish insurgents. A, neutral zone is being established between the Polish a nd German forces. The English occupied Glei witz and Rosenberg. At the latter place the Polish insurgents were given one hour to evacuate the town. The Poles did not attempt any resistance. A German Police force was left at Rosenberg and the British pushed on towards Syhirgkau. King George Honors Head Of Singer Co. King- Georg-e of England has con ferred upon Douglas Alexander, of Stamford and well known in Bridge port, th.e title of Knight-Baronet. Sir Douglas is president of the Singer Manufacturing Company, and has a lanire local acquaintance because of his connections and visits to the local plant. The honor was bestowed upen him through King George's recogni tion of his personal services and for those -of the Singer company during the late war. ALLIANCE MOVE. London, June S A movement for a binding Anglo-French alliance to replace the present entente, which is constantly being severely strained by misunderstandings, is growing to powerful proportions in diplomatic circles. Paris advices reported today that the French welcome the idea, also. It was learned from a semi-official source that Marquis Curzon, the foreign secretary, who has heretofore strongly opposed France on many issues, has been converted to the Alli ance. POLICE TAKE FOV'R. Sfca-mford, Conn.. June S John E. re Mutti, chauffeur. 102 William street, William Driscoll. 46 Green wich street. George Southworth, 25, of 57 Hayden street and Silvio Carney-ale, 2l" of 743 Worthington street, all of Springfield, Mass., are held by the police here today, having been arrested last night while riding through here in a Chandler car. Ie futti claimed to be the owner of the car (but it was discovered to have been stolen in Springfield. The men are held for the Springfield police. FIRST ACCOUNTING. Paris. JuneS The First accounting between the Allies on reparations will bo taken up within a few days, after the allied experts, in accord with the reparations commission have estab lished the balance available of the sums paid by Germany in money and in kind. While the reparations commission has not finally fixed the estimate of total deliveries from the rough figures on hand they are believed to total 9.000.000.000 marks gold. The cost of the allied occupation of Germany must he deducted. AID FOR EX -SERVICE MEN. Washington. June S A bill pro posing that the government issue to former service men five per cent, tax exempt bonds in amounts of not more than $750 for service overseas and . r ., - has been intro- uv ' uviut i cueea oy representative Volk. Re- publican. Xew York. The bonds would expire ten vears. would be negotiable and would be issued to war ! veterans at a rate of $1.75 and $1.25 j a day for service overseas and in the t UpJt.ad States, respectively. RETAIL PRICES NOW 35 PER CENT LOWER THAN A YEAR AGO Merchandise Market Stronger Than In Months, Says Head of Retail Board of Chamber of Commerce Buying Power of Dollar Greater The retail merchandise stronger than it has been in months. With the buying j power of a dollar 30 per cent, larger than a year ago and i with retail prices as firmly established as possible on the! present market, indicating normal level of business. .Reports of the leading department stores in the city, substantiated by statements of the Federal Reserve Banks, are conclusive denials of per sistent complaints that retail prices have retained their peak positions even in view of a falling market and steadily decreasing material market. Statistics provided by the leading stores show that apparel, dry goods, shoes, furs and furniture average from 30 to 35 per cent lower in price than a year ago. In one instance, silk and satin goods aire 48 per cent lower in price, or almost one half their cost a year ago. In discussing the market in Bridge port and the varigatied complaints of continued excessive profits and war Catona Boy Was Just Out Of Hospital Evidence introduced at the hearing conducted this morning by Coroner John J. Phelan, into the death yester day of Cocci Catona. seven, of 112 George street, showed that the little fellow had but recently been dis charged from a New Tork hospital, because of ear trouble, and it seems probable that he did not hear the ap proaching machine, nor the warning horn. The accident occurred about noon near Madison and Harral avenues, almost immediately in front of the City garage. A Mack truck, driven by Harry P. Moran, 20, of 243 Broad brook avenue. Stratford, and loaded with two tons of stone, ran over him, the front wheels crushing his arm, and the rear wheels passing over his low er limbs. Moran has a good record as a driv er, and according to testimony of James Mercaldi, a city employe, was driving less than 10 miles an hour at the time of the crash. Mercaldi is an inspector of excavations, and lives next door to the garage. Another witness examined was Mrs. Elizabeth Cody, 144 Madison avenue, who spoke of often warning the child of being continually fearful that he would meet with disaster as he did yesterday. The lad was rolling a hoop, the truck had just slowed down to let two other children pass, prob ably 50 feet farther up the hill, and was traveling down hill at a speed estimated between five and 10 miles an hour, in second speed, when the unfortunate boy dashed from his father's shoe repair shop, directly in front of the automobile. RESERVES HIS DECISION ON HOFFMAN CASE S. Grover Hoffman, Shelton, now living at 5 61 Nauga.tuck avenue, De von, MilDord, is endeavoring to divorce his wife, Genevieve Carman Hoffman, but in the final arguments today after all testimony had -been heard before Hon. Joel H. Reed, Judge Thomas C. Coughlin s i ted that certainly the claim of d Ttion had not been sub stantiated uecause of the fact that after leaving the Shelton home the wife returned several times but failed to find her husband, and that he made no efforts to locate her or have her return to him. He also pointed out that twice during the past five years Hoffman was in Shelton City court because of non-support, each time he paying and offering no defense to her allegations. Judge Cotrghlin also called atten tion to the tfact that the plaintiff's in fidelity charge had not been proven, no time, place or party teing n-a-med, and it was his coTt-te.mtion that the de fendant was better entitled to a de cree on her cross-complaint on tho grounds of intolerable cruelty. Much of the testimony offered by both sides is very distasteful. Much expert testimony was given toy Dr. Lynch and Dr. H. LeBaron Peters, both of Bridgeport. Judge Reed re served his recommendation. Judge John B. Dillon of 65 Man hattan avenue, Shelton, Judge of Shelton Too-wn court, testified ta Hoffman being before him twice charges of non-support. on Attend Dinner To Honor Airmen President Stanley H. Bullard and LieuteViant W. Parker Sceley, mem bers, of the inter-state aviation com mission of the Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, will bo guests at the dinner to be given in honor of the aviators who are to open the new Brainard Field, Hartford's municipal landing field. The dinner will be given Saturday night in the Hartford Club. MTI.KLLAND NDBSSSHG. Relatives of Alex FJ. McClelland, who disappeared from his home at 62 Donnybrook road, Brighton. Mass., four months a'o. have requested the Bridgeport police to look for the young man. It is feared that he may have met with foul play, according to a letter received at police headquar ters today. .Mcoeiiand is described as weighing 1G0 , pounds, Uj five feet eight inches in height, and has a light complexion. He is by occuptation a chauffeur. market in Bridgeport is! a return to an approximate time gouging. Daniel M. Jones, man ager of D. M. Read's, head of the Retail Board of the Chamber of Commerce and one of the leading retail merchants of New England, said today: "The retail merchandise market in Bridgeport is rapidly stabilizing, and conditions of trade are far brighter than many months previous. Prices are lower, of that there can be no question, and it is the honest convic tion of the leading mentors of trade that they can be reduced but very little, if any in the future. "A dollar in the hand of the aver age citizen today is worth from 30 to 35 cents more in a department store (Continued on Page Six.) FOUR TROLLEY LINES ARE TO BE RE-ROUTED Important innovations in the rout ing of cars on four lines of the Con necticut company will become effec tive tomorrow morning. For the first time in the history of the company a direct run will be made between Bridgeport's two most important parks, Seaside and Beardsley. These two lines known as the Beardsley park line and the South Park avenue line will be linked. This means that the Oak street and Brooklawn avenue line will also be linked in the same manner. One man cars have been in operation on all four of these runs, and the determina tion to make the above changes was made after a careful study of pas sengers carried to the parks, as well as the transfer situation. The ar rangement will be effective at least during the summer, for travel to the parks is heavier than on some city lines, and it is probably that the head way to South Park avenue and Beardsley park will be reduced. Incidentally it will do away with an abuse of the transfer privilege that has been accomplished with more or less success by some people living midway between the head of Oak street and the North Park avenue see- I tion, who have been in the habit of i frequently attempting to ride to the j center on a Brooklawn or Stratfield car, get a transfer to Oak street, and do a bit of shopping before the trans fer expires, making a round trip for the one fare. News Briefs FOUR ARRESTED. Liverpool, June 8. Four persons were arrested at Birkeniiead this af ternoon charged with taking part in wire cut'ling raids. The prisoners re sisted and there was a furious strug gle before they were subdued by the police. YOUTH SHOT. Cork, June S. A youth was shot and killed by Crown forces at Ma croom today. He had disregarded an order to halt. While firing upon a crowd of civilians at BaHyvourney miltary police wounded an old man. FEAR BIG OUTBREAK. London, June S -Large reinforce ments o troops and police are about to be dispatched to Ireland as the re srult of information secured by secret service agents, that a big Sinn Fein outbreak is prohable before July 11, the date set for the opening of the Couthom Ireland Parliament, it was learned this afternoon. WIHj WED AGAIN. Newport, R. I., June S Julia Es tell Freneh, former wife of "Hand some Jack" Geraghty, family chauf feur, is again to wed. Miss French let it become known today, her sec ond husband is to be Howard Wil liams, a Boston insurance man. DEBRIS CLEARING CP. Pueblo, Colo., June 8 The huge masses of debris which have been piled in Pueblo's street since last Fri day were gradually melting today un der the unceasing toil of thousands of lajboreis. The recovered bodies num ber about 50. KRAMER RESIGNS. Washington, June S Prohibition Commissioner Kramer has written his resignation and his successor will probably be named within the next 2 4 hours Internal Revenue Com missioner Blair announced today. BELIEVE CLUE TO HIRED KILLEB FOUND Xew Tork, June 8. Through a clue ! obtained In a pawnshop the police ro- , lieved today that they were hot on ) the trail of the man who had sold his sea-vices am the actual murderer of Daniel Kaber. a wealthy publisher at CTefveiand. This man is alleged to have been hired by one or more wo men to stab Kaber to death. The pawnshop clue consists of a ra zor bearing eurxona oriental inscrip tion. Tt Is said to be identical with a nznr which disappeared from the Kar home in Cleveland at the time of the murder, and the police bftlkve it is the same one. STREETS SVVEPT BY BILLETS. Dublin. June a uuoun streets the-ir navies. The University con were swept with bullets for 20 min- ferred upon Secretary Weeks the utes this morning following an attack j honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, with revolvers and bombs on a police "I do not love war," the Secretary lorry. Five constables and several j declared. "I abhor it. Xo rational civilians were wounded. being who has a clear realization of Neither Wilder Nor Merritt To Get Judgeship legislature Deadlocked and Action Naming of Incumbent Will Be In Hands of Governor Lake : Girl Hit By Bryant's Car Died Today Fatally injured when she was struck by an automobile operated by W. Gerald Bryant, of 3 90 Park place. May 2 3, Mary Novak, 5, of 124 Co lumbia street died this morning in St. Vincent's hospital where she was con fined since the time of the accident- The child was struck by Bryant's car as she was on her way to school, and received a fractured skull, both arms and legs were broken and in ternal injuries. She was hurried to St. Vincent's hospital, and Bryant re ported the accident to the Third precinct police. The stories of two witnesses were also secured, and Bryant was arrested one week later on charges of reckless driving. He claimed that he sounded his horn and applied the brakes on his car, but was unable to avoid striking the little girl. Bryant was out of town this morn ing, and could not be located by the police. Charges have been changed from reckless driving to manslaughter however, and bonds have been raised to $1,000. At the time of his arrest, Bryant put up his car in lieu of bonds, and the case was continued un til June 25, by the City court. Coroner John J. Phelan will con duct an investigation of the death, on Friday morning, at which time Bryant and witnesses will be examined. The accident occurred at the corner of Park avenue and Gregory street. "Babe" Goes To Jail For Day New Tork. June S "Babe" Ruth famous home run maker of the New York Yankees, was today sent tio the Tomhs prison for one day and fined $100 for violating the speed laws in his motor car. Sentence was impos ed toy Magistrate House in Traffic! court. The severity of the sentence was explained by the fact that it was the Babe's second offense. S. O. S. From Freighter Stirs Up Excitement New Tork, June 8 Reports re ceived here and at Ha-lifax that the unnamed steamer which today crash ed into an iceberg off the Ne.w Found land coast, was the British freighter Seapool set at rest rears entertained in shipping circles for the safety of several large passenger vessels. When the first S.O.S came out of mid-Atlantic, the Titanic disaster was recalled. Rumors flew thick and fast concerning the French line steamer Rochambeau, based on a report re ceived from her last night that shf had sighted ice off the north Atlantic coast, and several erroneous reports were circulated that she had met with trouble. PROSECUTIONS TO FOLLOW. Washington, Jane 8- Prosecutions are expected to follow an investiga tion of charges of alleged graft into Internal Revenue Bureau Commis sioner Blair announced today. The charges were preferred by Gov. Allen of Kansas, and it was announced that former employes of the bureau has used knowledge gained while in the government service as a foasis for se curing large fees for work for cor porations in tax cases. STATE FIELD DAY. New Haven, June S A state field day of the Knights Templar com mianderies of Connecticut, will be held art Hartford on October 8. It is many years since the I'einplars nave had a state parade and review by the grajid commander. COMMUNITY STIIT. Philadelphia, June 8 A community- still, set upon wheels and which ran up and down the alley in which it was operated, delivering its illegal product where ever mash waited it, was discovered in full operation here. Prohibition enforcement agents re ported today. Barrels of mash were found in different houses along the allev. they added. a iiPiiatmp Schoenf lelmger was ar Kchoenriennp'or was rested, charged with having the still j o a srallon of licuid in his posses- sion. . . Weeks I 3 Declares Heighth United States To New Tork, June 8 Declaring that I its meaning: wants to have his coun St would be the height of folly for I try become engaged in wax. but con the United States to disarm 'fir."t, I ditionn may arise which make it, Seeeretary of War Weeks, In an ad- with all its horrors, the only arterna dress today to the graduating class tive to a difhonora.blc peace. Then of Xew York University, said he- every p.-itriotic citizen wants war.' hoped to see this nation prepared to "I do not anticipate war," Mr. defend Its rights, its sovereignty and i Weeks aasertted, "'but ther- arc active citizens itnt:i the day comes when ail nations by mutup! ronsant mantle their fortifications and the-ir navies. The University dls-cr.'iD Will Adjourn Without Taking (Special to the Times.) Hartford, June 8 Neither Wilder nor Merritt will get the city judgeship in Bridge port. The contest is an ab solute deadlock, and the leg islature will adjourn with Dut making a choice. Gover nor Lake will name the judge, and it was learned from the best of authority that he will name neither Wilder nor Merritt. Senator E. Earle Garlick, of Bridge port, elected deputy judge yesterday offered to withdraw in order that Mr. Merritt might not be disposed. Mr. Merritt deeiined to accept the sacri fice, believing that Garlick deserved the office because of his war record and his qualifications for the place as well as his work for the Republican party. Lieutenant Commander Merritt when seen by a Times representative did not appear at all downhearted and stated that it was all in the game, and that he was glad Garlick had received the appointment as deputy judge. It is believed at the Capitol that the defeat of Merritt was in a large part due to the place occupied on the calendar by the Bridgeport judgeship measure. Majority Leader Buckley had led several fights for judges in other places, and the accumulated grievances of the friends of the various defeated candidates fell upon the shoulders of Merritt. who was generally understood to be favored by the state organization. The House and Senate concurred this morning in passing a compromise resolution expressing sympathy for the Irish people in their fight for in dependence. About noon today the House got completely out of control of the Speaker. Noise making instrument I and showers of paper were in evi dence all over the chamber. Repre sentative Higgins of Coventry made a spirited protest which was received with a chorus of jeers and the singing of "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here." Finally, through the efforts of Major ity Leader Buckley a semblance of order was restored. Lasker Put At Head Of Ship Board Washington. June 8. Official an nouncement was made at the White House that President Harding has entrusted Albert D. Lasker, widely known Chicago business man, with the task of evolving order out of the chaos that for months has surround ed the XI. S. Shipping Board. Lasker formally notifietl President Harding today that he would accept the chairmanship of the board, which office has been legally vacant since the change in administration on March 4 The appointment of the Chicagoarl had been expected. President Hard ing tendered him the post on Friday last, as exclusively announced by the Int. News. Service. The remainder of the board announced as follows: was George E. Chamberlain, of Port land, Ore.; Meyer Lissner, of Los An geles; Frederick I. Thompson of Mo bile, Ala.; W. S. Benson of Washing ton; T. V. O'Connor of Buffalo; Ed ward C. Plummer of Bath, Me. BiU On City Manager Plan With oovernor Thp hill with amendments, that will give the people of Stratford the right to decide upon the City Manager form of government is now in th.o hands of Governor Iake. Af? soon as the bill is signed the Stratford charter committee wJJl commence a vigorous campain of ed ucation in reference to every phase of the proposition, and will arrange to h ave a cop y of the c h ar te r where i anyone interested may obtain one. A special election will be held July j 11, to pass upon :he proposed change ' In the form of government, which would place Stratford among the list of progressive communities of the country- It Of Would Folly For Dis isarm and feverish preparations among those with whom we mignt possibly come in contact. And 1 w.int to snyf here and now that I cannot give a moment's Kerious consideration to the possibility of war with Great Britain.'' Such a conflict, he declared, would, in his opinion, be the end of civilization.