Retiring Secretary of the
Y. M. C. A.
Gives Exclusive Message to
On Page Two
VOL. 57 NO. 145 EST. 1790
New Haven and Vicinity: Generally
fair tonight and Sunday.
Conn. Generally fair tonight and
Sunday; not much change in temper
ature; moderate to fresh N. to N". E.
Conditions favor for this vicinity
fair weather except possibly local
thunderstorms late this afternoon.
Somewhat higher temperature.
AND EVENING FBMFR
Entered as second class matter at the post office
at Bridgeport, Conn., under the act of '879
BRIDGEPORT, CONN-, SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1921
Subscription rates by mall: Iaily $6.00 per year. One
month. Daily 50 cents. 179 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport
PRICE TWO CENTS
British Note On
Requests United States Take Strong Precautions
Against Shipment of War Supplies to Ireland
For Use By Sinn Feiners Against Crown Forces.
London, June IS A British note requesting the United
States to take strong precautions to prevent the shipment of
war supplies to Ireland for use by the Sinn Feiners against the
Crown forces is now at Washington, it was learned from a semi
official source this afternoon.
British officials are preparing a.!
mass of information regarding the
extent of gun running plots which
will be sent to the United States un
officially for use by British secret ser
vice agents now operating in that
country. This information will be
turned over to the U. S. government,
The documents will contain such
concise details that it is believed that
the United States will be enabled to
"bottle up" the underground arsenals
which have kept the Irish republican
army munitioned for months.
The whole thing has been brought
to a head by the seizure of between
500 and 600 machine guns upon a
freight steamer at Hoboken just as
she was about to sail for an Irish
It is considered that the present
case offers a legitimate opening for
the British government to put into
the hands of the United States gov
ernment all the evidence of gun run
ning and munitions smuggling that
has been accumulated by Scotland
Yard on both sides of the Atlantic.
Norwaflc, June 18. Chester Hirst
Morerhead, 22. so a of Dr. Frederick
B. Morehead, a wealthy Chicago res
ident, and pnpU of the Carl A- Har
Btrom preparatory school here, eloped
and was married early Thursday
morning at the Pickwick Arms Inn at
Greenwich to Miss Constance Camp
bell Dennett, of 70 Park avenue, New
York city, it was learned here today.
Toung Morehead routed Assistant
Town Clerk Daisy Miner of Greenwich
out of bed at midnight "Wednesday
night and got a license in which he
pave hie age as 22 and that of Miss
Dennett as 17. At the Harstrom
school here it is said the girl is but
17 years of age, and the daughter of
well known New York people.
With their license the young couple
hied to the Pickwick Inn where they
summoned. Justice of the Peace W.
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To Join Two
Chicago, Jane 1 8 A simple cere -mony
this afternoon will mark the
wedding of Miss Lolita Armour, only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ogden
Armour of the meat packing mon
archy, and John J. Mitchell, Jr., son
of the president of one of Chicago's
largest banks. The wedding will
unite two of America's largest for
tunes. The ceremony, the culmination of
a childhood romance, will be solemn- !
izd in the long hall of the Armour
Lake Forest residence, Mellody Farm ! his election took place, but is now m
at 4 p. m. following which there was j LTtiea, X. Y., his former home, where
to be a supper served on the lawn, he is spending a few days. Hart
The couple will spend a brief honey- ford legionnaires and former as
moon at Armour's summer camp at sociates are planning a rousing re
l.ong Lake, Mich. ception to the new national officer.
Late Telegraph News
NO HALF HOLIDAY
Washing-ton. June 18 President Harding has declined to
meet a request that government rmployes in t lie District of
Columbia be iven a half holiday on Saturday throughout the
year. In explanation of his refusal the President is understood
to have stated that the granting of such a holiday when the need
for economy was paramount would not be in the interest of the
TURKS EVACUATE KARS
London. June 18 The Turks have evacuated Kars. Armenia,
in compliance with the terms of an agreement entered into by
the Russian Soviet and the Turkish Nationalists Government at
Angora, according to a Ontral News dispatch from Athens to
day; Kars is an important railway city and trade center in the
Ijondon. June 18 The Norwegian cabinet ha? resigned af
ter its failure to pet a vote of confidence in parliament, said a
.lisnafch from Christian ia today. Resignation of the Dutch
cabinet is imminent nwin? to a
irram from the Hagne today.
New York. June 18 Supreme Court Justice Wagner today
dismissed indictments charging conspiracy against Charles F.
Murphv, Tammany Hall chieftain: Arthur J. Baldwin, Krnest B.
Weldon, John A. McCarthy, Assistant District Attorney James
EL Smith, and the Corn Products Refining Company. The in
dictments grew out of a suit for ten million dollars brought
against Murphy and the Refining Company by Louis N. Hartog.
Waldo Gerald Bryant, 390 Park
place, did all that he could and used
his best judgment to avoid striking
little Mary Novak, on May 23. near
the corner of South Park avenue and
Gregory street. Coroner John J.
Phelan makes this finding after a
careful investigation covering two
sessions at the court house and a
personal visit to the scene where the
little girl received injuries from which
she died on June 8 at St. "Vincent's
Bryant was driving south on Park
avenue about 12:45 on May 23; the
pavement was quite slippery, when
the little girl and a conjpanion start
ed across the street from the left
hand side. They apparently were not
watching for cars so he sounded his
horn several times.
At the warning both girls started
back to the east sidewalk, and then
the little Novak girl for some un
accountable reason. changed her
mind and dashed for the west walk.
Bryant applied his brakes, and
swerved suddenly to the right, aim
ing for a tree which he hoped would
stop his car and avoid a contact with
The wet condiUon of parts of the
street is believed to have prevented
his control of the car being perfect
and the little child was struck, with
such force, although not run over, she
was terribly injured and all of her
She lived at 124 Columbia street,
and it is understood that young Bry
ant, who has been extremely upset
by the accident, has made certain tha.t
every possible thing was done for the
injured child and every comfort pro
vided for her while in the hospital.
MOTORISTS PAY FIXES.
Three local automobilists who were
arrested a few days ago for operating
their machines while under the influ
ence of liquor, paid fines in the City
court today. John Wyllie and Jo
seph DeFelice were fined $50 and
jitney costs apiece .and John Rohm
Jr., a jitneyman of 10D Park terrace
paid a fine of $2 5 and costs.
A. F. of L. Calls For
Of Basic Industries
reception to the new national
commander of the American
Legion, Captain Thomas J. Branni
gan, of Bridgeport, is planned upon
return to Hartford, where
temporarily residing. Captain Bran-
ligan had been in Indianapolis, where
dispute over policy, said a
Bottle of Real Cham
pagne Crashed Over
Bow Mrs. W. G. Es
mond is Sponsor.
In the presence of nearly 2,
500 guests, the S-50 was
launched this v. rning at the
plant of the Lake Torpedo Boat
Company. Mrs. William G.
Esmond, wife of the naval
architect of the plant, was
sponsor and started the craft
sliding off the ways by crash
ing a real, genuine bottle of
old time champagne across the
The S-50 is the third of its type to
be launched, the S-43 and S-49 having
taken to the water several weeks ago.
The.S-51, the last of its type and rep
resenting the last undersea craft con
tract posessed by the Lake concern.
is now under construction.
Ideal weather and a perfect day fa
vored the launching which was at
tended by one of the largest crowds
that has yet been invited to a similar
affair. The Lincoln School drum
corps furnished patriotic selections,
and appropriately played "The Star
Spangled Banner" as the "Sub" slowly
moved down the ways.
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fThortly aXter noon today a New
York oar, en route to Maine, took the
bad curve at Perry's corner. South
port, a little too fast, and when a
wheel caught in the car track the
colored chauffeur losrt control, the
machine hit a, pole and turned over.
The driver received a badly cut leg,
and his passenger, who evidently
owned the icar, received a sever
'rn on one leg. First aid was given
the people by a nearby doctor. There
were no arrests and they declined to
give their names, he car was not
seriously damaged and they were
aible to proceed.
Earlier in the week a similar acci
dent occurrert " atrth e same location
when two ladies driving a car from
New Jersey to Maine came upon the
dangerous corner too quick to realize
the short turn and met a similar
fate. Their car was damaged to a
considerable extent but; no arrests
were made for it was thought they
were driving with average care.
The second accident of the week at
this curve has shown the immediate
need of a 'warning silent cop at this
cation, and business men located at
the vicinity of the accident h;ive taken
steps to re-quest the town authorities
to supply such equipment.
Denver, Colo., June 18 The most
sweeping program ever yet proposed
by organized labor, calling for gov
ernment ownership and control of
the steel industry, the coal mines and
all other basic industries, is demand
ed by the railroad unions.
Delegates of the railroad workers
to the convention of the American
Federation of Labor meeting in cau
cus last night, too action it was learn
ed today, that binds them to stand
as a unit behind a resolution provid-
1 ing that the executive council of the
tv w 1 1 Mw nKi;Pv
program of legislative action apply
ing the principle of government own
ership and democratic control to all
There is intimation that the major
ity of the resolutions committee head
ed by James Duncan, first vice pres
ident of the Federation and John F.
Frye, editor cf the Iron Moulders
Journal, which led the opposition to
the Plumb plan last year do not look
with favor on the provisions cf the
resolution. The railroad unions now
threaten a fight in the convention that
according to pred'e'jons, will parallel
last year's contest which resulted in
an overwhelming victnrv for govern
ment ownership pnd democratic con
trol of the railroads over the Gomp
ers opposition. They again expect to
have the support cf the coal miners
who already have declared for the
nationalization of the coal mines.
Meridcn. June 18 The Plate Aerie
of the Fraternal Order of Ktglcs
closed their oanual convention hero
today with a parade and outing at
By adoption of a resolution propos
ed amendment to the Federal consti
tution providing for a. Blue Sunday.
The State Aerie also voted to take
up with the Grand Aerie the advisa
bility vt establishing a home for
children of deceased Eagles.
Waterhury was chosen for the next
annual convention. -
CORONER IN STAMFORD.
Coroner John J. Phelan will this
afternoon conduct an examination in
Stamford to ascertain the cause of an
elevator accident in the Erskin &
Danforth factory in Stamford that
caused the death on June 14 in Stam
ford hospital of George W. Clark, the
operator of the lift, who was horribly
crushed when the mechanism went
wrong causing the elevator to fall to
the bottom of the shaft.'
First Polo Match
Score 1 1 To 4
Hurlingham, Eng., June 18 America's challenging polo
four scored a victory over the British defender of the historic
international cup in the initial match here this afternoon win
ning 11 to 4.
Captained by Devereux Millburn, one of the greatest backs
in the history of International
opponents down to defeat with
King George and members of the .
royal family, the King and Queen ot
Spain, and scores or members of the
.nobility were numbered in the great
assemblage that witnessed the match.
The teams will rest until next Wed
nesday when the second match is
scheduled. Should the Americans
win they will recover the historic
il n os fhe competition is for the best
two in three matches.
The American teams attack was a
strong one and the defense stood up
well throughout the match, particu
larly the latter part, the British
learn being unable to score a goal
after the fourth period. The British
By State's Prison
For Eleven Years
After holding the man for over a
week, the police learned yesterday
that Georgre Wellington, of 474 Sea
view avenue, who was arrested on
the compLaint of six young girls, has
been wanted for 16 years by the offi
cials of "Wethersfield prison. Welling
ton, who is now 69 years old, was ar
raigned in the City court this morn
ing, and turned over to the prison
According to information secured
today, Wellington was sentenced to
Wethersfield some time prior to 1905
on a seduction charge. The sentence
was imposed in the Suiperior court of
New Haven county, and the prisoner
was released on parole in 1905. He
violated the parole during 1905, and
since that time has been wanted by
Wellington was taken into custody
here, after numerous complaints had
been made against him by six small
girls living in the East Side. He has
been held under $2,000 bonds.
Members of eight families residing
in a tenement house at 139 Willard
street, fled into the street clad only in
their nigrhtclothes at midnight last
night, when a small fire broke out in
the grocery store of Frank Iszzos,
which is located on the first floor of
Firemen were summoned on alarms
turned in from Boxes No. 611 and 64.
and had little difficulty in quenching
the flames. Damage did not amount
to more than $100, but dense clouds
of smoke seeped through the floors
and walls of the building and drove
tenants helter skelter into the. street.
Iszzos claims to have left the store
a few minutes before the fire broke
out last night, and is at a loss to know
how the blaze started. Me letf a few
matches. in the place, and it is possi
ble that these may have been ignited
by rats or mice.
Three $50 fines, three nolles and
one nolle on the payment of $25 -were
the dispositions m-.de in seven liquor
cases in the City court today. All of
the offenders were arrested by the
local police this week. and were
charged with selling liquor without a
Joseph Mondrezoskl. of 6 6 Allen
street, who was one of the cafe
owners to pay a $50 fine, has gained
the distinction of being the first gen
uine bootlegger in Bridgeport. When
policemen visited .Ice's place of busi
ness they found one quart of whiskey
concealed In a boot under the bar.
Joseph claimed th-it someone un
i'n"wn to him put the liquor in the
boot, and Judge Frederic A. Ba. t
leti remarked that the person in ques
tion must have been a good Samari
tan. Seeral witnesses who had tasted
the liquor, agreed th-t the sam i, !"n
must have been very good Indeed.
Other saloonkeepers who were fined
$50 were Peter Kavlustus, of 700
Barnum avenue and Anthony Igulc-
nowich, of 211 Railroad avenue
The case of Frank Drust.
j East Washington avenue wa
on the payment of 5 5.
1 Nolles were entered in the cases of
! Mrs. Mary Barnowsky of 7 09 Barnum
i avenue: Sam Nmwenfeldt, of Water
i street and Adam Kowalskl, of Pem
I broke street.
Cleveland. June IS True bills were
returned this morning by the Cuya
hoga County grand jury charging
murder in the first degree against
Salvatore Cala. arrested yesterday
near Buffalo and held there pending
extradition, and Yittora Tiffeli as the
actual murderers of Daniel F. Kaber.
wealthy lakewood publisher. with
whese murder Kaber's widow, step
daughter, mother-in-law and another
woman are already charged.
polo the Americans swept their
a brilliant crowd looking on.
quartet's best period was the third.
Major Barrett and Lieut. Colonel
Tomkinscn, both scoring goals in this
cnuKKer. xomlinson also scored
the two other British goals.
J. Watson Webb, No. 3 and Thos.
C. Hitchcock, Jr., No. 2, did most of
the scoring for the. American team,
the former making five goals and the
latter four. Devereux Milburn,
captain and back, and Louis Stoddard,
No. 1, each scored one goal.
After the British team had drawn
close to the American four in the
fourth period, at the end of which
the total was five to four, the Amer
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Police and fire department officials
are today investigating th circum
sanceai surrounding a fire which prac
tically destroyed the South End the
atre, 410 Railroad avenue, at an early
hour this morning. Flames were
eating their way through the roof
and walls of the founding when the
firemen arrived at 1:20 a. m., and
the interior of the building was com
pletely gutted before the fire was ex
tinguished. Loss is estimated by the
owner, Samuel Hoberman, at approx
Chief Daniel E. Johnson, stated to
day that the origin of the fire has not
yet been exactly determined. The
building is a one-story frame struct
ure, and was blazing fiercely when
the fire fighters arrived. It is be
lieved that the flames started on the
inside, and worked their way out
through the roof before they were
Samuel Hoberman, of 3S0 Park ave
nue, owner of the theatre, said this
morning, that he left the building at
10:15 o'clock last night and that ev
erything was in good order at that
time. He has no idea of the origin of
Hoberman has informed the police
that the door of the theatre has been
found open on several occasions, and
that he has had considerable trouble
with aj gang of men and boys who
make that district a hangout.
A new theatre is being constructed
in Park avenue, a short distance
away from the South End theatre,
at the present time.
ON SPECIAL. MISSION.
Rome, June 18 Gen. Badoglio, of
the Italian general staff, will leave
for the United States on June 28 on
a Special mission, it was announced
TO OPEN DISTRICT COURT
Norwalk, June 18 It was announc
ed here today that Judge Edwin S.
Thomas would open a session of the
United States District Court here on
Monday to continue through the
Here Tomorrow and
After considerable effort on the j
part of the committee on arrange-
mc-nts local Jews have succeeded in
arranging to bring the Weizmann
Zionist Commission to this city for
the purpose of explaining the pro
gress which is being made in the re
construction of Palestine as a nation-
al Jewish homeland. A reception and
mass meeting has been arranged for
tomorrow (Sunday) night at 8 o'clock
In the Lyric theater. So much en- i
thusiasm lias been aroused among
the Jewish people of Bridgeport of
the prospect ot being able to have an
opportunity of getting Mrst hand and
Intimate information from this com
mittee regarding plans and methods
employed In the upbuilding Jewish
state that It is said that almost ttie
entire seating capacity of the theater
baa already been disponed of.
The Fix sneakers are to be the fol- '
lowing prominent leaders !n the
Zionist movement M. M. I'sslshkim.
chairman of the Zionists Commission
in Palestine; Dr. Sihmarya Kevin,
member of the International Zionist
Executive committee; lp, Benzlern ,
ICoesenecho, principal and director of
the Hebrew I'niversity at Jaffa. Pales
tine: Israel Naiditch ef England, i
chairman of the board of directors j
of Keren Hayesod (Palestine Foun- j
dation fund): Honorable Joseph;
I'arondess a former commissioner of
Education of New York; and Mau
rice Ruthcnberg of New York who is
at present chairman of the .'-merican-Jewish
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Patrolmen Patrick W. Reilly and
William Hennessy, of the Second pre
cinct have been transefrred to the
Traffic deportmetn under Captain
James E. Walker. The shift was made
yesterday, and obth men were as
signed to tne motorcycle squad today.
Of fer Blood To
Noted New York Surgeon Summoned to Perform
Transfusion Members of Department Sub
scribe $1,000 Reward for Apprehension of Man
Who Shot Officer Tierney Still in Critical Condition.
Called upon last night to submit to a blood test as a prelim
nary to a blood transfusion which will probably be perform
ed upon Patrolman Thomas A. Tierney. in St. Vincent's hospi
tal today, 52 men comprising headquarters Platoons B. and C,
and Third Precinct Platoon G. volunteered to give their blood
in an effort io save their fellow officer's life. This number
was greatly increased when other patrolmen heard of the call
this morning, and at 7 A. M. today practically every man in the
police department had volunteered for the dangerous work.
W. K. Mollan
Is Going Out
A special interest attaches to the
announcement of William K. Mollan,
shoe dealer at 102'6 Main street, that
he intends to surrender the lease of
his store upon tts expiration a few
weeks hence. Mr. Mollan enjoys the
distinction of being the oldest retail
merchant, in point of service, now
doing business on Main street, and
probably the oldest in the city.
The shoe business owned by Mr.
Mollan and with which he has been
associated since foyhood. was found
ed by his fathet.', the late Malcolm
Mollan, in 1856, when Water street
was the principal retail district. Af
ter two or three removals it was
taken to its prest-nt location near the
foot of Cannon street, in 1874. W.
K Mollan was taken into partner
ship by his father in 1884, about two
years before the death of the latter,
and for the last thirty-four years has
been proprietor and active manager
of the establishment.
When the business was moved to
Its present site the principal drygoods
stores the modern department store
was then unknown was Hall & Ijjart,
which later became the D. M. fffead
Co and from which an off-shoot was
the W. B. Hall Co., that in turn be
came the nucleus of the present
Howland Co.; Palmer & McCord,
which afterward became McCord,
Copeland & Co., and was finally suc
ceeded, many years ago, by Smith,
Murray & Co.; Birdsey & Morgan,
W. H. Fitzgeralds "Mart and Cro
we.ll, Flint & Tomlinson. The prin
cipal clothiers were the Hub Cloth
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Dublin. June 18 The
way in the "battle
Cork, was closed today by tne .Brit
ish military authorities.
Three men were killed, two of
them members of the Crown forces,
when a detachment of 2 5 auxiliary
police was attacked near Mill street,
in County Cork. The policemen were
ambuscaded and a land mine was ex
ploded. It is reported from London that the
cabinet is empowering envoys to
treat for peace with a joint Irish
body representing both the north and
Took Own Life
Stamford, June 18 A young man
who registered as Martin W. Ellis.
Springfield, Mass., aged 30, at the
Davenport hotel Thursday night, died
at the Stamford hospital this fore
noon, having taken a number of bi
chloride of mercury tablets from a
bottle of the tablets found in his
room early today. He left a note
addressed to his father. William Ellis,
845 Bedford avenue. Brooklyn, N. Y.,
who has been notified.
Guests In nearby rooms heard the
young man cry for help and found
him suffering from the effect of the
poison. He was rushed to the hos
pital. He also left a note saying that
he was a "common person" and had
suffered for ten years and had de
cided to end it all.
1 4 Lodges and Encampments
Of Local Odd Fellows Will
Hold Memorial Services
Fourteen lodges and .encampments
of Odd Fellows' will take part in tht-a-nnual
memorial service of the Inde
pendent Order of Odd Fellows in the
High School auditorium tomorrow
night- An appropriate program has
been arranged to fittingly honor the
memory of the departed brothers.
During the year 40 answered the final
The lodges that will take part In
When the policemen gathered at
St Vincent's hospital this
the crowd was so great that the men
had to be stationed outside the in
stitution. It was the intention to
j make the tests on a group of five men
at a time, but after the blood of the
first three men had been tested, the
others were dismissed. An analysis
l of the blood was being made at noon
today, and it is expected that one of
the men will be chosen some time this
afternoon. The blood tests were
made by Dr. H. R. DeLuca. staff
physician at St. Vincent's.
In order that every possible step
may be taken to save the wounded
patrolman's life. Dr. Charles H. Peck,
a noted New York specialist has been
summoned to Bridgeport and will
perform the operation. The action
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Bridgeport High defeated Taunton
High, champions of Massachusetts, by
a score of 2 to 1 at Newfield Park,
this morning. Gallagher twirled
wonderful ball for the Hilltoppers,
retiring 10 men via the strikeout
route and passing only two. The
visitors played an errorless game and
outbit the Red and Black, 8 to 5.
Spenoer twirled well for Taunton
and struck out eight men.
Gallagher only pitched four balls
in the first inning, Matherson and
McNally biting on the first and Hig
inbathon taking the second served.
The game was slow and only one
double play featured the contest, that
happening in the fifth. Phillips
played a Hal Chase game at first, ac
cepting 13 chances without a miss.
Higinbathon was hit by a ball serv
ed by Spencer and was dazed for
about five minutes, but he refused to
leave the game. Weldon was the
only batter to be hit by a pitcher.
The Taunton second team is play
ing Fall River in the final game of
the Southern Massachusetts League
today. Todays contest was the last
time that Captain Jack Maher, Louis
Hill. Marty Ryan. Dick Weldon and
Charlie Ruell, will be seen in a high
school uniform as they are members
of the graduating class.
The score by innings follows:
R H E
Bridgep't 11000000 2 5 0
Taunton 01000000 0. 1 8 4
Stamford, June 18 Two local
physicians examined Frederick H.
Emery, said to be a Scranton, Pa.,
millionaire, before his confinement in
the sanitarium of Dr. J. H. Barnes
here March 28, last, and pronounced
him insane as a result of excessive
use of alcohol and on April 2f fol
lowing the local Probate court which
committed him, appointed his wife,
Ida as conservator, it was stated here
Advices from Scranton say that
Mrs. Elizabeth Price, sister of Emery
has brought action asking for the re
moval of Mrs. Emery as ancillary
guardian of her husband, claiming
that he is insane. Mrs. Emery was
appointed under a $100,000 bond as
conservator of his estate in the local
court, it was learned here.
TO DECIDE CHAMPIONSHIP
The Public school baseball cham
pionship will be decided this after
noon when Lincoln and Elias Howe
meet at Newfield park. Both teams
will bring their drum corps and a
large crowd of rooters. Fred Corbally
and R- A. Leckie will umpire the
the services include: Pequonnock, No.
4: Monitor. No. 38; Arcanum. No.
41; Muensterberg. No. 57; Loyalty.
No. 58; Adelphian. N. 80; Bridgeport
Encampment. No. 22; Stratfleld En
campment, No. 23 Nutmeg Encamp
ment. No. 33; Charity Rebekah. No.
4; Fidelity Rebekah. No. 6; Freund
schaft Rebekah. No. 13; and Harmony
Rebekah. No. 26.
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