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Wednesday, June 15, 1921
THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES Pa ere Thirteen Chile Plans New Railroad Across The ndes to Relieve Economic Depression ITALIAN DELEGATION PAYS HOMAGE TO HEROES IN FRANCE President of S. F. Transit Line Who Rose from Day Laborer, Resigns After 42 Years t i ' ! I Washington. D. C June 15. A possible means of relieving the eco nomic depression in Chile, due to the slumping of the nitrate markets of the world following the war, is now under cons.deration by the Chilean Government, according to reports here Today. This project, which con templates the building up of a coal export trade to replace the depleted nitrate industry, provides for the, con struction of a railroad acrabs the Lower Andes, connecting the Chilean railway system with that of Argen tina. By the construction of approxi mately 153 miles of road, it is stated easy acces3 could be had from Cen tral Chile to Beunos Aires and Ba hia Blanco., and the chronic short age of coal and lumber in Argentina t-ould be alleviated by drawing upon the surplus stocks of Chile. The consumption of coal in Argen Memorial For World War St. Paul, Minn., June 15. An in ternational Memorial day, to com memorate the sacrifices of i he World "War, has just received the endorse ment of Cabot Ward, vice commander of the Inter-Allied Federation of Vet erans. In a letter to J. W. Hamilton of St. Paul, who is arging that May 30 be made a day oT international observ ance, Mr. Ward said he was sure his endorsement would be iterated by Oolonel Crosfield, head of the British Iegion, and Charles Bertrand, pres ident of the Inter-Allied Veterans. Mr. Ward refers to the resolution adopted by the Inter-Allied Veterans that the organization's members should do all in their power to se cure that other nations adopt May 30 as Memorial day for t hose who gave their lives for their country in the late war." Mr. Hamilton a.lso has letters from prominent Europeans approving the idea, which brought forth a letter from Steiphanc Buzanne. editor of the Matin. Paris, with an editorial favor ing the proposal. Kenartor Edvnrd Wavrfnsky of Stockholm, a member of the Interparliamentary Union, said -Swedish papers will support the movement." One point in Mr. Hamilton's plan, which he stresses, is that on May 30. "all the world would halt its activities for five minutes at noon, while silent tribute would be paid to the hero dead." Mr. Hamilton now is seeking the aid of Southern Senators to have the Memorial Dav in the Northern staites mads national. He hopes to accom plish this through action by Congress. Claims He Found $37,000,000 In Mexican Cave San Antonio. Tex., June 15 Adam Fischer, of this city, has just returned to the States from a successful ten year search for hidden wealth in the heart of the mountains of Mexico. Fischer claims to have located a much sought after cave, wnere he says over $73,000,000 worth of gold and silver bullion and Spanish octagonal dol lars have been concealed since the early part of the nineteenth century. He is awaiting a concession from the Mexican government in order to bring out the huge treasure he claims to have located. Fischer asserts as his belief that bandits captured the treasure trove while it was being moved to a place of safety by agents of the old Spanish Government to protect it from revolu tionists who were then making war upon the Government. The bandits were then slain by the revolutionists, Fischer contends. Fischer discovered the cache of gold, he says, through a friend who was at one time captured by the bandits and who learned of the location of the treasure. Fischer has been roaming the mountain fastnesses of Mexico for ten years in search of the treasure cave. Life In the Wild North Safer Than In Our Cities Seattle. June 15 Bife in Alaska is as safe as a Federal Reserve Bank compared to the hazardous crossing of streets in Seattle, according to the be lief of Andrew M. Taylor, who came "outside" for the first time this Spring since 1S98. "Talk about facing perils in the North '. Why, I'd rather drive a dog team across a glacier at (JO below than take chances of crossing Third avenue at Bnion street," he said. "And the noise! You folks seem to think you've got to be hardy to live up North. But I'd give anything I've got to be out of hero, where a person can hear himself talk." Taylor came out to meet John B. Burham, of New York, president of the American Game Protective As sociation, whom he will guide on a hunting and scientific expedition in Ftiberia. The party will go to Nome, then cross the Bering Sea. They will return from Siberia the same way and taketh e last boat down to Seattle about October 1. Burnham is in quest of a number of varieties of Siberian sheep not to be found on this continent, and plans to bring back specimens of these ani mals. KANSAS VAXIBBX EXTRACT PARTIES ARB NOT Mi THAT THEY SHOULD BE Kansas City. Mo.. June 14 Vanilla extract, which should only make its proper appearance in cakes or cook ies, is making Kansas Bniversity stu dents wild, according to a complaint reaching this city. It is charged that some of the X. M. C. A. dormitory students have been cutting loose on vanilla extract on their Saturday night parties and that the extract packs a wallop which makes" the "kick" of "white mule" 6cm like a mere caress in compari- BA11 of this is set forth in a letter received by Fred Robertson, United 'States District Attorney of Kansas, and sen by J. H. White, a Y. M. C. A. roomer. at Lawrence. Kas. White alleges that one of the vanilla extract inhalers stole a $3 hat from him during a fanciful orgy and even threatened his life when he lawfully requested that it be returned to him immediately if not sooner. TIPSTER UAME "WORKED IN PARIS Paris. June 15 Jean Bilgot. the itinerant rug salesman. who made j'O 000 in two days at the -Pans race on a capital of $10, has just been ar reted for selling race tips. Bilsot lost most of his winnings on su'-ceeding days, but the publicity given his exploits lad thousands of racetrack goers to belteve that lie hid an unbeatable system. He explained to the police that he could not refuse to handout "pipe lines'- to frtendly strangers who approached him and that when his selections finished in the monev they generally gave him part of their winnings. In this way he received more than 11,000 in a few- tina is estimated at more than 20, 000,000 tons per year, all of which, it is believed, could be supplied by Chile at the price of fifty Chile pa per pesos per ton. A Government export tax of five paper pesos a ton would probably be levied, netting the Chilean government approxi mately the income formerly derived from the nitrate industry. The prospects of developing the lumber exports are believed to be good. It Is also predicted that the road would carry a considerable passen ger traffic. The route of the pro posed extension, which la from Cura Cautin, in Chile, to Zapla, in Ar gentina, lies through the rich Chile an Valley of lonriuimay. which is suitable for cultivation of all classes of agricultural products. The An des in this district are low. and there would be no necessity for tun neling, the maximum grade being no more than 2 per cent. One Thump Causes Loss of Memory, Another Returns It Bos Angeles, June 14. Rolling out of his cot at the Bos Angeles Receiv ing Hospital, where ho was taken when found wandering in downtown s 'reefs, a victim of amnesia, Elmer C. Parsons, 2B, regained his memory and related that he forgot his identity as a result of a hlow received in a battle with a bandit. Physicians considered ithe patients case highly unusual. Parsons was a former soldier and stated that he had been shell-shocked in France. In regard to having his memory pounded out of him and bumped in again, it was stated that because of the shell-shock attack his system is very sensitive. After regaining his memory Par sons narrated the circumstances con nected with an attack made on him by a holdup man. His clothes were taken to him, and it was found that the bandit had taken a wallet con taining 5 80. Harding Is Baseball Fan And Has All the "Dope" (By International News Service.) Washington, June 15 President Harding is a dyed-in-the-wool base ball fan. "Eddie' Collins. Ray Schalk and "Kid" Gleason. mighty White Sox trio, are of one opinion. They think the President is a "regular guy." The trio, with "Doc" White, former White Sox star, paid a social call on th-e President while the Sox were playing at the Senators' lot. "You're a better, ball player than I am," Harding told Schalk. To Eddie CoIlins the President said: "Well, well. You're a much younger looking man than I thought." And of course Eddie blushed. The President grabbed Gleason by the shoulders and shook him like a college mate. "Hello, Gleason, I know you." he said. "There's one thing about you I've alway9 liked. Remember last season when your pitchers were going bad and vou got out and pitched yourself? Well, I wish you allthe success in the world this season." Call for Detective Brings 200 Amateur Sleuths to the Scene (By International News Service) Chicago, June 15 They advertised here for a house detective and they had to call out the police. The "Loop" hotel which sought a light-footed guardian of the slumber ing peace will never seek again by advertising. The "ad" brought the strangest congress of amateur sleuths, corre spondence school Sherlocks, ambitious "flat foots" and private "dicks" evet assembled outside the "movies." There were 20 of them. They "detected" the guests, visitors and finally each other. It all ended when some of the "wise lads from around the corner," who were out doing this and that, broke into the congress. One of the "smart lads" quietly "lifted" the shield, "billy" and wallet from one sleuth. The uproar that followed when the "Sherlock" found himself "frisked" was enough to cause the management to send in a call for "regular" police. That ended that. TYPHOID IS INCREASING Bast year 15 per cent of the tpphoid cases "caught" the disease from other cases with whom they had associated. All other members of a family should be protected against a case in the family by typhoid vaccine. Now is the time to immunize peo ple against typhoid before they go on their vacations and other trips away from home. The price is within the reach of till and sickness is prevented. The sparkle and clearness of the brook in the woods is no indication that its water is safe for drinking. Many a brook is polluted ty privies and outhouses of farms through which it flows. RESERVE DECISION". Judge Wilder of City Court, hear ing Common Pleas Court cases in the absence of Judge Walsh, lias reserv ed his decision in the case of John KronivietU'r against E. A. Eklund. both of Bridgeport. Damages of $500 are asked because of an auto mobile collision when the plaintiff claims he was driving his car into his driveway on Fairneld avenue when the defendant's machine crash ed into the first car. Negligence is claimed and denied. TO TEACH BASEBALL SCIENCE. Pueblo. Col., June 15 School boys between the ages of 1 2 and 16 years wiil be given every opportunity to learn the rudiments of baseball. Through the generosity of public Tpirited citizens a free school for the instruction of boys in the national pastime has been established here. The school opened with an enroll ment of 150 pupils. Batting and base running will be given special at tention by the instructor, Sig Moore, an old-time player of Denver. MARIUED FOR THK DERATION OP WAR Chicago. June 15 A new variety of war romance was revealed here when Harold R. Carter formerly of the A. E. F.. charged Mrs. Margaret Lamar Carter with having married him "for the duration ocf the war." He sought and obtained a divorce. The decree was gTanted when Car ter offered in evidence a letter from his wife, which read: "I would have written you long ago but it seemed right to wait until the war was over and you were safely through that experience. With the end of the war comes the end of -the con tract I entered into so hastily. I want to be released from it now. I'll not Irve with you again as your wife." The Carters met in March. 1S17, and were married June 21. They part ed Sept. 13. 1917, when Carter went overseas. He had enlisted on the day Memorial Day in France was celebrated ritu more pomp and ceremony this year than ever before, thousands turned to the restin? places of fallen heroes to pay their homage and respect. The photo shows an Italian delegation at Bligny, where a monument is to be erected in commemoration of the American, French and Italian soldiers who fell there. More than 3,000 American soldiers of Italian descent losi their lives during that battle. Among tte thousands that witnessed the ceremonies were M. Barthou, the French Minister of War; Marshal Petain of the French army and General Albricci of Italy. HOLDS Judge George Squire of x-ivingston, N. J recently held court from the seat of an old buggy during the dispossess proceedings which were brought by the plaintiff against a tenant who had disregarded a notice to move from his property. The buggy, minus a horse, was drawn up to within a short distance of the house, and the case was tried. The photo shows the outdoor court in session. Photo by V. mlerwood Underwood. The sidecar taxicab, which appeared alotg the Strand a few days ago, appeals to prospective passengers because of its compactness, its ability to go Un-oagh, around and under the elbows, so to speak, of traffic, and. finally, because its rate is only eight ponce, or sixteen cents, a mile. CROWDS rVfcs?- .vii:. . :. : : 3 When the recent golf tournament between Great Britain and tb.3 United States took place at Hoy lake, thousands of golf fans from all over Ite continent witnessed the match. The photo shows son.e of the enthusiasts foltowing the American golttis. - THE NEW INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION This is the first official photograph taken of the new Interstate Commerce Commission since it went Into office. They are seated on the bench in the Department of Commerce Bnilding, Washington, D. C. Reading from left to right in the photograph are: Judges Johnson B. Campbell, Mark W. Potter, Clyde B. Aitchison, Henry C. Hall, Charles G. McChord. Edgar M. Clark (chairman), Balthasar M. Moverm, Win throu ML Daniels. Joseph B . KlBtmHj U tad Ernest L Lewis. COURT SESSION IN THE LONDON'S itVV TRAVEL MODE. FOLLOWING GOLFERS AT m Bex5"3 -flae. - . Sffeff-. lisgVSSsflMl esae5sT "' Jij OPEN. HOYLAKE. IN WASHINGTON. San Prancisco. June 1". Forty two years a&o James W. Harris was working; as a day laborer on the tracks of the California Street Cable Company. Today he is its president, his ele vation to that office from vice-president having marked his arrival at the top rung- of the ladder a few days asro, after mounting: each one stop by step from the first job he had with the company two ' score years ago. And here is the story of his suc cess" as, ho tells it himself; "I was a smooth-faced lad, start ins: out for California and a future, and on the train I met a man who changed my entire life. He was an old minor, and when I asked him about California he said: "My son. ;ts heaven for women a nd dojrs. a no hell for men and horses.' I found out that was true. Men and horses worked hard in those days. Great Advice. '"The wise old stranger save me a great piece of advice. 'If you're petting one dollar a 250 RUSSIAN STUDENTS STRANDED Harbin. May 2 (Delayed) There are at present in Harbin more than 250 young Tiussian students, men and women, who have been stranded by the eastward movement of refugees following the collapse of the Kolchak government eighteen months ago. In Vladivostok there are as many if not m ore. A large percentage of those stud ents have completed their high-school course. The only institutions of high er education available to them are the Vladivostok Institute of Oriental lan guages and the Vladivostok Techno logical Institute, both of whom aje seriously im paired by lack of experi enced professors, libraries and equip ment. There is even an almost com plete lack of text books. Toward the end of 1920, Or. W. H. P.ucher, of the American lied Cross, became interested in the fate of these young people and endeavored to ar range for accomodation for thorn in A m erica n Education:! ! 1 nstit utions. When the word got about, more than 30 registered for admission. P. S. Troitsky and F. Korapa.chin sky, of thKducational department of the Chinese Kastorn Railway, them selves refugees, have perfected an or organizat ion in Harbin with the ob ject of assisting students to review their forme?- courses of study and to learn Knglish. They are also trying to devise means to send deserving stu dents to America to complete their education aotjl to establish in America some organization to take charge of students upon arrival in cooperation with Harbin enterprise. Trof. Paul J. Blumenthal, who was an instructor in the Culver Military Academy twenty years ago and who was judge of the district court at Bielebei in the Ufa district when the revolution overtook him. is also try ing to ensure the future of these poung Russians. "Most of those yonng men and women," he said, "are deprived of all means, belonging to families whose only source consists of their culture, having lost their property during the civil war. Their desire to go to Amer ica to study is prompted by an appre ciation of the sound spirit of Ameri can institutions of learning and also by the com p rative accessibility of American universities and higher technical schools. The Harbin re fugee committee is almost without funds to carry out its task. No doubt there are many such refugees in Pe king. Tientsin and Shanghai who would join others if they saw any way to give their children the possi bility of going to America to complete their education. "Among those interested in this en deavor in the States are Mr. Joseph Okulich of Boston, Prof. Borodino. Washington, D. C, and Mr. M. A. Kiioenkn, of Berkeley, Calif. FIXIS UMIOLY CITY. Boston, June 14 How he convert ed a whole town to Christianity was told here by the Rev. irederierk Mc Neill, of the Hvanprelical Association of New England. The wayward town was Cranberry Isle, Me. "When he arr i ved t he c le r pry man found C ran -berry Isle's only house of worship had been closed for years. The Rev. Mc Neill removed the bars from the win dows. He enlisted the rural postman as bis chief lieutenant and announced the reopening of the church. After some hard work he had the natives attending church seven days a week. Hard work is a cure for anything, is the contention of the Rev. McNeill. OBITUARY G-L.A7DYS A. ROW BOTH AM, wife of John H. Ro wb o thorn, was buried today in Lakevkw cemetery. Friends and relatives attended the funeral at the late home, 27 Hough avenue, at 2 o'clock. THOMAS Cfl.YP.MAX. sixty-six years, of 225 Deforest avenue, was buried today. Service was held for the deceased at his late home at 2:30 o'clock. The interment was in Lak e view cezn et cry. PAUXJXE S. BROWN. The body of Pauline S. Brown, who died last Monday was taken to New Iondon for interment in Jordan cemetery in thait city today. The funeral was held at the funeral parlors of M. J. Gannon, 4-15 John street, at 1 o'clock. MART J. M.ERRIAM, wife of Frederick Merriam, of 8 3 Jones ave nue, died yesterday afternoon, after a very brief illness. She is survived by her huetoand, and her mother, Margaret Ryan ; two brothers, John McCann of New Haven, and Joseph P. McfCann of this city, and one sis ter, Mrs. Nellie Keenahan of New Haven. The decea.sjd was employed by the Thomas P. Taylor company for the last 17 years, holding the posi tion of forelady of one of the depart ments. The funeral will be held to morrow morning from the late home, on Jones avenue, at 9: SO, and a half hour later a solemn high mass will be celebrated in St. Augustine's church for the deceased. Interment wiil be in St. Michael's cemetery. CASK NOLLED. Arrdrew H. PasUr of 422 Thompson street was arraigned In the City court todala charged wir.h reckless driving. The caso xr&s nolled on the payment of costs. STATE POXICE MEETTNT.. A meeting of the Bridgeport branch of the State Police association will held Juae 23, In the City court room. De-cgato? to the annual state convention In wnierbury will bo elected .and a report will be recorded from the Insurance Committee, CASK CVTlriCD. Charles W. Wilson, of 3053 Temple street. New lV?n. wi arrested last night for rwkjeim drivlnf?. HI cast was eon tinned until tomorrow, when brought beforo the City Court to- day. he said, "earn two. If you're making two dollars earn three, and if three earn four. Make yourself twice us valuable to your employer. By the time you're making five dol lars you'll find things are coming your way.' "I followed the old man's advice. In the year 1ST3, this very month, I landed my job with this company. At thaL time the line only ran from Market street to Millmore. 1 helped lay the line to Centra avenue. "After the road was constructed I came into the barns as a car repair er. Soon 1 was ma foreman, therr master mechanic, then superinten dent, then a mem bar of the board of directors; then vroe-president and yesterday president. I don't know what will happen next. No Senins: Work. If doesn't take genius, only work. T was willing to do anything. I would take the night watchman's place if he was sick, or st out and help lay the tracks. Young men often think they can get by and that the boss doesn't notice. They fool themselves." Wage Cut Apt To Be Modified The second series f conferences between officials of the Connecticut company and representatives of the unions of the various divisions start ed in New Haven yesterday after noon. It is belie ved that a definite conclusion will be reached before this session is closed. The 15 per cent cut originally be ing threatened by the company it is believed will be modified. The latest offer will be in the nature of a small cut in conformity to the trend of the times, and will likely offer a rate of 5 cents an hour minimum and 56 maximum for thr'e year men. This would represent about even ground between the present rate and the 15 per cn t cut that the company en deavo red to put across at the first conference. Government Exhibits Largest Watch Known Wash i ngt on , Ju ne 1 5 The largest watch ever known to be manufactur ed is being exhibited in the priceless collection of the Government and housed in the National Museum. It was manufactured by a big watch making company of .Lancaster, Pa., and was loaned to the Government for two months for exhibition pur poses. This mastedon among chronometers measures 19 1-2 inches in diameter, is 1 1-2 inches thick and has a main spring 9 feet long. It is an exact duplicate of the standard 23-je.wel watch of commerce, the jewels being synthetic stones. The timepiece was constructed at a cost of $5,000 and represents some of the finest work manship of its kind in the country. The "train." the wheels which run it, are of solid gold, with the cogs in the teeth treated specially to harden them against wear. The winding wheel is of steel. Although it has a nine-fo-ot mainspring, the watch is run by a weight. TRUCK AND TROLLEY COLLTDE An automobile truck driven by Miohael Ram, of 8 5 Gilmore street, and a trolley car in charge of Motor man Andrew Turcitt. collided at the corner of Hallett street and Bamum avenue last night. Ram was slight ly injured, the front door of the trolley was smashed and the truck was somewhat damaged. Police in vestigated the crash, but made n6 arrests. JTKI. H RAX mllI ,I In this city, Mon day, June 13, 19 21, Julia C, widow of John F. Grandfield. Friends are invited to attend the f u n era I at her lat e r esid ence , 2 6 Chapel street, on Thursday, June 16, at 8:30 a. m., and from St. Attgustine's church at 9 a. ra., with a solemn high mass. Interment at St. Michael's ceme tery. X14b D1TTON In Northampton, Mass., Wednesday, June 15, 1921, at the home of her cousin, Mrs. Myron W. Graves. Fanny M. Howard, widow of Alpheus Iwight Dutton. Friends are invited to attend the t funeral in the Read Memorial . chapel, Mountain Grove cemetery, Bridgeport. Conn.. on Saturday, ISth inet., at 3 o'clock. Burial Mountain Grove cemetery, a 1 GOIjB In this city, Tuesday, June i 14, 1921, Gertrude House, wfife of James T. Gold, M.D.. in her 53rd : year. Friends are invited to attend the j funeral from her late home, 839 M yi-tle avenue, on Thursday, 1 6tJi Inst., at 2 o'clock. Burial Lake view cemetery. a ANNIVERSARY MASS. An anniversary mass will be cele brated at 8:15 a. m. on Friday, June . 1 7th. at St. Augustine's church, for the repose of the soul of the late Jeremiah Joseph Cough lin. ap TODAY'S WANTS YJli SALE The Top of WorM KenneW pedifcrofd Sa-nioyedes, a money makeb a-lso pupxiir;. Top of World KennoMj LTO Fn.irlii ld Ave. IJ15dp LOST Twenty dollars between Fair? fiekl .and Howard, or Maplwood and Howard Aves. Return to Mr. Tabfoett, 11X6 Howard Ave. U15b" AMERICAN HANI) LAUNDRY Mend ini? darnin??, buttons .sewed on free of chan-'e. SS South Ave. Bar. 679. U15d GUNSMITHING And l:j?nt repairing. Lawn Mowers put in first class order. J. Willcinson, 1CI Hcniiwn Ave. B30d DISTRICT OF BRIDGEPORT, ss. Pro bate Court, June 14, A. D. 1921. Kstate of John H. Morse, late of the Town of Bridgeport, In said District, deceased. Upon the application of Martin Heanue, a creditor, praying that he bo permitted to file a certain claim against sojd estate with the Executrix thereof, the time originally limited having slnco expired, as per application on file more fully appears, it is Ordered, That said application be hoard and determined at the Probate Office, In Bridgeport, in said District, on the 21st day of June, A. D. 1921, at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon, and that notice be given of the pendency of said appli cation and the time and place of hear ing thereon, by publishing this order once In eome newspaper having a circu lation in said District, and by oausinc a copy of this order to be sent by ma poetpald to Cummlngs A lx-k-wool, Attoroeys-at-Daw, Stamford, Conn., on or before tho 15th day of June, 1H, and return meltc to thta Court. R. PACL I.. MILLER, Judge. STATE OF CON NECTIOUT. District of Bridgeport, ea. Probate Court. June Slh 1821. , Relate of fcllen C. Loodon, let. of the Town of llrtdiropori. In mxM DUtrlct. de- "Thi'CVurt of Probe" for the rl"ret of BrldBport hath limited and allowed .nit montta from h date f Creditor of ("aid Katateto hlbH JJJ claims for riUcmr.nt. INvoee wfco neglect to preeout their aeeotiiu. proportor at- !,rr a rtrvery, AH lTT""" .'J'S. to aaid Eatale are requested to rnaae ii.ueediale pa y m e l I t declared.