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While On Your Vacations
Keep in Touch With
Doings at Home By
New Haven. July New
Haven and vicinity: Fair tonight;
Tuesday partly cloudy.
Conditions favor for this vicirdty
fair weather and not much chang-e in
temperature followed by increasing
cloudiness ort Tuesday.
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VOL. 57NO. 170ESTs. 1790
Entered as second class matter at the post office
at Bridgeport, Conn.. under the act of 1379
Subscriptfon rates by mail: Daily S6.00 per 'year. Cone
month. Dans 50 cents. 119 Fairfield dime.. Bridgeport
0.-'.:Ì.':t.p...-:'-.-'f,:tir ilí
elleve Ja,pan
To Um ualifiedly
Acce it Entvitttion
No More Inquiries to Be Addressed to Washington
--Weight of Public Opinion in japan May
Force Premier Hara to Attend Conference
Question of Bearing Expense of Parley Agi
tatink Officials.
-- Tokio, July I9That Japan will unqualifiedly accept Presi
lent Harding's invitation to the Washington conference and that
no further inquiries Will be addressed to Washington prior to
such acceptance, seemed apparent today, following a meeting
of the Cabinet. -
The Asahi and other Japanese news-0.
Tapers agree with the statement car-
tied by the Nippon Dempon News
.agency Union which said: ay Bring.
"Japall is satisfied with the Ameri
pearl attitude, She is willing to settle
tall matters that may come up at the
tonference.4 ,
Although weight of public opinion uit To Get
Fray fiarce Premier Hare. to head the
'Japanese delegation to the conference,
the fact that he does not speak Eng- License Refund
kish would make his choice "unfor
tunate," according to an opinion etx- .
Tressed by a member of the cabinet -
In the interview. Because of uneasiness and, impa
Washington, July 19That Japan tience expressed by a number of
'May clearly understand the attitude
et the United State.. with regard to Bridgeport ex-liquor dealers due to
the forthcoming disarmament confer- the failure to receive refunds on li
enoe. the whole matter has been censes paid in at the time the prothoroughly-
discussed by Secretary of hibition law went into effect on July
tqtate Hughes in informal conversa
tions with Amba-ssador Shidehara, it 1, 1919, the matter of effect of pos
svas learned officially today. This is sible suits against the country have
In addition to the exchange of eom- brought the opinion from some
tnunications with regard to the scope sources that such actions brought
ef-the proposed conference. which has against the Fairfield County com
been carried on through the Aniericart missioners might be successful to the
'Embassy at Tokio. - extent of a court order, telling the
Along woth other problems con- commissioners to pay the fund.
tlected vrith the proposed clisarma- And in the meantime the City of
itnenit conference President Harding Bridgeport and the Fairfield county
lend his cabinet today had for con- commissioners have done all within
sideration the question of bearing the their power to settle the matter.
'burden of expense of the parley- There is no precedent to follow in
Congressional authorization will be this case, and it is apparent that ac
!necessary to secure t'he funds to op- tion, or rather lack of action upon
erate tbe conference. and it is ex- the part of the State legislature has
Ipected that the President will ask an Prevented the final solution of the
appropriation for this purpose. but Problem.
there is consideratble doubt as to The City some time ago turned
Owbether the administratien in these over to the county commissioners the
times of economy, will see fit to act City's share. This money in care of
as host to the invited powers. the commissioners is on deposit
Officials today forecasting that the drawing interest, and principal and
'conference expenses would be borne interest will no doubt ultimately be
!by the tilðWiðtlAl 110NrerS. pointed out paid to those liquor dealers who
that all of the Hague conferences have absolutely quit, and went out of
'been paid for by the participating' na- business, turning in their certificates
'lions. This also held true or the A simultaneously with the prohibition
Wt C conference and other interne- law g-oing into effect The county
tional parleys, including the Paris commissioners are prepared on reas
peace conference. onable notice to pay the county's
Round Table
Big Feature
10f Local Club
One of the Times staff discovered
today that there is in existence in
:Bridgeport a Round Table around
"which gatber daily', not knights such
ias made that of King Arthur famous,
tut engineers, chemists, lawyers, mu
wicians, foremen in factories, and in
tact men and boys from all walks of
t.fe, who develop comradeship and
'swap yarns. In speaking of it this
club member said:
"One of the interesting' customs of
the University club, and one which is
Frowing, is the bringing together of
the men who go there to lunch, at
the Round Table- At this round, ta
tle every day men in all walks of
life, from the boys just leaving col
lege to the judge on the bench, in
cluding engineers, chemists, lawyers,
sausicians, foremen in factories and
"many other lines of work not men
tioned, sit down for their lunch, all
'at the same table and everybodY
SKTIOWS everybody else- It is a club
eith a round table which means
'something. for it is used every day.
The graybeards and boys sit down
,together and swap college yarns.
nliese yarns grow with every telling,
(Continued on Page Six-)
Late Telegraph 1Vews
Copenhagen, July 19Bela Kun, former Hungarian com
rrnunist leader was arrested in Lemberg on his arrival there
.from the Moscow communist congress. according to a Lemberg
4espatch to the Berlingske Tidende toda:..,. The charge against
jiim was that he was carrying plans for a communist rising in
Paris, July 49Adelbert Korfanty, Polish patriot and in
Eurgent leader, arrived here Monday for a visit of several days,
the purpose of which he did not reveal. In an interview he dis
tussed the Polish situation and asserted the supreme .colincil
of the League of Nations is the only agency through which an
.equitable and lasting settlement of the Upper Silesian problem
,Ican be effected.
Winnipeg, Man.. July I9Farmers swept Alberta in the
6 legislative elections Yesterday, according to returns today. Can
didates sponsored by the non-partisan league, obtained 37 out
ðit of 61 seats in the house.
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Cob lex.tz, July 19General Payton C. March, former chief
ipt staff of the United States army arrived here Monday,
Because of uneasiness and, impa
tience expressed by a number of
Bridgeport ex-liquor dealers due to
the failure to receive refunds on li
censes paid in at the time the pro
hibition law went into effect on July
1, 1919, the matter of effect of pos
sible suits against the country have
brought the opinion from some
sources that such actions brought
against the Fairfield County com
missioners might be successful to the
extent of a court order, telling the
commissioners to pay the fund.
And in the meantime the City of
Bridgeport and the Fairfield county
commissioners have done all within
their power to settle the matter.
There is no precedent to follow in
this case, and it is apparent that ac
tion, or rather lack of action upon
the part of the State legislature has
prevented the final solution of the
The City some time ago turned
over to the county commissioners the
City's share. This money in care of
the commissioners is on deposit
drawing interest, and principal and
interest will no doubt ultimately be
paid to those liquor dealers who
absolutely quit, and went out of
business, turning in their certificates
simultaneously with the prohibition
law g-oing into effect The county
commissioners are prepared on reas
onable notice to pay the county's
share, but no provision has been
made as far as .can be discovered
for the State's share to be paid.
The total locally involved. is well
into six figures, and a feeling is
growing that at least those who did
actually close up on midnight on June
30, 1919, should be paid without any
further delay, that the money might
be put in circulation at the present
time of depression and rumblings
are beginning to be heard in sever-al
parts of the county.
Committee of
Chamber Meets
To Discuss Bill
A committee made up. of eight
members of the Chamber of Com
merce met at luncheon today at The
Stratfield at 12:15 to considre the
Fordney Tariff bill ,as applied to the
dye industry.
The members of the committee
were as follows: E. C. Mayo, D. M.
Jones, Prank Covile, Roscoe Bassick,
John Chrsitie, A. P. Ford, Dr. Burt
and H. T. Leavenworth.
'Windsor, Ont., July 19--At -12:01
o'clock this morning, Ontario offi
cially joined- the "Drys." At that
hour, the prohibition law, which for
bids importation and transportation
of spirituous and intoxicating bever
ages containing two and one-half
percent alcohol into or within the
province, became effective.
No Real
As Yet
ThinkUlster Delegation
Will. Be Recalled to
London-Next Week--
Feel De Valera Is Vis
ionary. -
Belfast, July 19(By the A. P.)-1
The return to Belfaat of Sir jamea
Craig, the Ulster premier, and the
members of his ca,binet who have
been with him in London in connec
tion with the Irish peace move must
not be taken as a rupture of the ne
gotiations, it was declared today bY
Colonel Spender. secretary of the
delegation on Its arrival here. It is
thought, indeed, that.the delegation
will be recalled 'to London next week.
None of the cabinet members
would have anything to say for pub
lication. Eamon De Valera is regarded by
tha. Ulster Unionists as a visionarY,
and the feeling in Unionist circles
here is that no discussions among all
the parties concerned in the Irish set
tlement will be possible until he con
siderably modifies his position.
When Sir James Craig saw the Re
publican leader in Dublin before the
recent Irish parliamentary elections
the Ulster premier is declared in
Unionists quarters to have beard a
long disobisition on an Irish republic.
and Unionists here expressed belief
today that Mr. DeValera had ex
pressed himself similarly in his inter
views with Premier Lloyd George.
The attitude of the Ulster premier
and his colleague, as expressed by
Craig in his statement made in Lon
don last night in which he declared
Ulster was determined to maintain
her present status, with her vim
parliament, if cordially approved by
the Belfast Unionists in general. as is
indicated by their newspaper organs.
"There was never any other out
come of the negotiations possible."
says the Belfast NewsLetter, -"except
in the minds of those who would have
sacrificed us on the altar of a false
peace. We shall have nothing' to do
with any settlement terms that in
fringe upon the status of our parlia
ment and we base that attitude on the
same ground as Mr. DeValera makes
his claim to self determination."
London, July 19Irish negotiations
appear to have reached a deadlock in
so far as they concern a. triparite con
ference between David Lloyd George,
the British Prime Minister, Earnonn
DeValera, Irish Republican leader,.
and Sir James Craig, Premier of Ul
ster. This degeloped late last night
when Sir James, as he departed for
Belfast, issued a statement on the
subject of "self-determination" which
is interpreted to mean that he will not
compromise on any matters pertain
ing. to Ulster's political rights.
While the statement has made deep
impression upon political circle.. in
many quarters it is not accepted as
final, and hone is ex-pressed that the 1
negotiations for such a conference
are not yet ended.
Harry W. Mackenzie of Bethel is
the new federal director of prohibi
tion in Connecticut He was appoint
ed 3resterday by President Harding
through Commissioner of Internal
Revenue David H. Brain He will
succeed Julius C. Stremlau of Meri
den and will take up his new duties
this week with. headquarters in Hart
ford. His appointment v,-as predict
ed in the Times exclusively several
vreeks ago.
Driector Macktnzie is well known in
Bridgeport through his affiliation with
the Fairfield County Republican as
sociation. He has been promineni
the past few yeairs in state politics,
and was formerly closely associated
with Colonel Robert O. Eaton of
North Haven, the new head of the
Internal Revenue Department in Con
necticut Mr. Mackenzie is 37 years of age,
having been born in Bethel on June
'28, 1884, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Howard E. Mackenzie. He secured
his education in the schools of Bethel,
and graduated from the Danbury
High school with the class of 1901.
Immediately after leaving school,
he entered the employ of the Garvan
Drug company with whom he remain
ed unlit 1910, when he became the
cut for Schieffein & company of New
traveling representative in Connecti
York, wholesale druggista. Mr.- Mac
kenzie also holds a pharmacist's li
cense, which Was granted him in
190 4.
(Continued on Page Six-)
Retail Cost
of Food Has
Taken Drop
Washington, July 19.The retail
cost of food to the average family de
clined three tenths of one per cent.
in June as compared with prices in
May. while wholesale food prices de
clined slightly less than one per cenC,
according to statements today by the
Department, of Labor. Declines were
noted in retail prices of sugar, plate
beef, cheese, butter, rib roast, bacon,
canned salmon fresh milk bread, ma
caroni baked beans, canned tomatoes,.
coffee 8.nd prunes.
Among articles which increased in
retail prices were potatoes, flour and
ham. Wholesale fuel prices dropped
equally, while declines in the whole
sale prices of clothing and miscellan
us commodities were less than one
per cent- -
America's Greatest Goif
Championship Match
Starts With Big Field
Washington, July 19.--America's
greatest golf championship began on
the links of the Columbia Country
club here today when one half of the
field of 260 experts went away in
the testing 18 holes qualifying round.
The other players will qualify - to
morrow. Professionals regard this as the
most exacting quatifying.round ever
held in a championship as no pla-yer
can afford to go bady on more than
two holes and hope to be among the
72 players and all tied for 72nd
place, who will qualify for the cham
pionship proper
Jock, Hutchison, winner of the
British open title; Abe. Mitchell, the
long hitting English professional, and
Joe Kirkwood, the Australian open
champion, are the favorites, but with
such a fast field, many considered the
affair a lottery, with any one of 20
players a possible winner.
Senate Committpe
Makes Charges Of
Most erious Nature
Washington, Yu ly 19 Serious I
charges of the most revolting nature
in connection with vice investigations
at the Naval Training Station at New
port, R. L, in 1919, were aired today
by the. report of the Senate Naval Af
fairs Committee which conducted an
investigation of the charges.
The committee in its report de
clares that "immoral acti were prac
ticed under instructions or suggestions
by a number of the enlisted person
nel of the United States Nav3r in and
out of 'uniform, for the purpose of se
curing evidenceand authorization for
the use of these enlisted men as
operators or- detectives was given
both orally and in writing to Lieut.
Hudson by Assistant Secretary Frank
lin D. Roosevelt, with the knowledge
and consent of Josephus Daniels, Sec
retary of the I.Tavy.'
Roosevelt WELS prompt to make re
ply to the charges.
Roosevelt charged "Bad Faith" on
the part of Senator Ball of Delaware,
chairman of the Investigating Com
mittee .in failing to permit him to
make a complete statement 'on his
side of the case.
"As an American, irrespective of
party, one hates to see the United
, States, an organization of nation. not
of party, used as a vehicle for cheap
ward politics," Itoosevelt said. "It
rather amuses me to know that these
Republican ,senators consider me
worth while attacking so maliciously
and savagely. Perhaps they may lat
er on learn wnat a boomerang is."
Roosevelt denies that he knew et
the investie-ation methods used at
New-port, and stated that when he
learned of conditions, he gave imme
diate criers to stop.
Knew Nothing
Of Plan To
Kill Husband
Northport, N, Y., July '19Denial
of reports that she knew or warned
her husband, Harry G. Heming, of a
plan of Prank Eberhardt, her Duck
Island caretaker, to kill Hemming,
was made by Mrs. Helen G. Hemming
today in her first public statement
since Eberhardt shot Hemming and
committed suicide last Friday.
Mrs. Hemming made her statement
following refusal of District Attorney
Young of Suffolk county, to accede to
the demand of Sheriff Kelly that she
be held as a. material witness. Mr.
Young said he was convinced she was
unable to prevent the shooting. -
1Anying reports that Hemming was
accompanying her to Duck Island
after a reconciliation Mrs. Hemming
said her husband insisted on going
with her. although she had not and
never could consent to a reconcilia
tion. She denied that she had tele
phone Eberhardt from a roadhouse
asking him to prevent Mr. Hemming
from entering the house and declared
she was completely surprised when
Eberhardt shot her husband from- the
porch of the Duck Island house.
"As a matter of fact," she added,
"he nearly shot me. was holding
Mr. Hemming in my arms and was
trying to raise him up when Eber
hardt fired the second and third
Mrs. Hemming said she could only
conjecture that Eberhardt's attack on
Hemming was a result of the care
taker's enimity because Hemming
had insulted ber thirteen year old
daughter, Helen. It was this same
insult, she added, that made it im
possible for her to consent to a con
ciliation with Hemming.
Unusual Domestic
Agreement izc,,ned
- -
New York. July 15.--Womon's pre
ogative is fully protected in an un
usual domestic agreement juk sign
ed by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Y. Batt
man. Tinder its provisions Mrs. Bau
man may talk when. where and as
much as she pleases.
The husband. however, ag-rees that,
though living in the same apartment
with his wife. he will not speak to
her for nine years except when it is
absolutely , necessarY The same
agreement was entered into nine
years ago after a disagreement, It
expired yesterday and was., renewe,,d.
Mr. Bauman is 75 years old and
him wife 45. ,
The low scores in practice made it
seem certain that nothing worse than
a 78 would qualify. Wagers were
made at even money that this figure
would be required and that 68 would
be bettered before the championship
',Walter Hagan,'Kirkwood and Mit
chell Were the most prominent play
ers to participate in today's qualify
ing rounds.
Weather conditions were good
when the first pale got away. Joe
Kirkwood, the Australian open cham
pion, was the first real star to start.
and a gallery of ZOO trailed behind
Jock Hutchison and Abe Mitchell
were paired -and were followed by
The Professional Golfers associa
tion has voted a formal protest against
an 18 hole qualifying round and re
questing that in the future, it be ex
tended to 36 boles.
" rvnarn fl
Is Remedied
New York, July' 19"leartners'
failure havie been the farmers' fault."
Joseph Shapiro, the brilliant young
Caifornia economist, sent 100 county
agents of the Farm Bureau Federa
tion of New York back to their con
stituents on the farms today, with this
message ringing in 'their ears. The
solution. Shapiro said, lies in co
operative distribution and merchan
dising. "Don't blame the middleman, the
retailer, or the profiteer," Shapiro
said, speaking at a dinner given the
agents by the North America!' Fruit
Exchange, at the Hotel Commodore.
"The fault is yours. Organize your
selling yourselves. Advertise. Tell
the public apples are coming. Pota
toes are coming. Buy now and buy
in quantities and you can btry cheap
ly."f The farmers' problem, according to
Shapiro, is to so organize distribu
tion, that the retailer can sell with
an eye to volume not margin. -When
this is done, the farmer will get a fair
price for his produce and the con
sumer will get the produce at a. fair
Every other industry in the world
distributes on a copoerative basis,
Shapiro said. Farming alone, the
greatest of all industries, has been
distributing on an individual basis.
Farm produce bas been dumped on
the market in competition with itself
so that sometimes, only 25 per cent:
reaches the consumer. The result is
a. shortage of food, high prices paid
by the consumer, and loss to the
Shapiro declared emphatically that
cooperative distribution and that
alone, was going to save the farmer
of the 'United States from failure.
Spept Nine
- Billion Less
Washington, July 19The total
government expenditures during the
fiscal year just ended 'dropped off by
nine billion dollars as compared with
ast year, representing a decrease of
$1,387,000,000 in ordinary disburse
Iments and a reduction of $7,846,000,-
00 in payments on the public debt,
acccording to the annual statement
issued today by the TreasurY -
: Ordinary expenditures for the year
, amounted to $5,1115,927,689', com
pared with $6,403,343,841 for the fis
cal year of 1920 while disbursement
on the public debt totaled $9,182,-
027;170 as against 117,038,039,723 in
the previous fiscal year.
Sensation Is
Sprung At Trial
Chicago, July 19A sensation was
sprung at the "Black Sox" scandal
trial here today, when William "Wild
Bill" Donovan, manager of the Phila
delphia National League club, ap
peared as a. "surprise" witness for the
prosecution. It was announced Don
ovan would corroborate the testimony
of Bill Burns. the state's "star" wit
ness, and former scandal plotter.
Three Hurt In. ,
Automobile Crash
New Haven, July 11---Thresepassengers
in a Dodge automobile were
injured and taken to the hospital
when a truck collided with the ma
chine on Broad street this forenoon.
Frank Giordano, 16, a passenger in
the Dodge car, has possible concus
sion of the brain and other injuries.
Harry Cohen, -2'0, driver of the car,
and Ethel Horowitz, one of two
women passengers, were also badly
brtiised and cut. Richard M. Stevens,
driver of the truck,- was arrested on
a charge of reckless driving.
'Jitneys May
LI' un 'ending
Legal Opinion.
No Interference Until Keeler Hands Down His
Decision on Applicafion for Injunction
judge Intimates in Event of Injunction Being ,
Denied. jitneurs Waiting Final Decision Could
Not Operate Buses. '
(Special to The Times)
I New Haven. July 19Judg,e John E. Keeler in the Superior
Court will make known his decision in a few days on the appli
cation for an. injunction to restrain the New Haven police from
making arrests for violation of the jitney law. Before leaving
the bench at 12:15 this noon, he said that Vecause of the word-:'
ing of the jitney act an appeal would not act as a supersedeas,
intimating that in the event of the injunctions being denied the
jitneurs awaiting final decision on an appeal could not operate
their busses.
,,,M. A-P
- City Attorney Sheridan T. Whitaker
t aid that there would be no prosecu
I ts-on of jitneurs in. New Haven until
Holds Inquiry e 9.ecisi, on ;IDifeit.luidnge
dicateeesietrhaist htredre.
01 ar tde;
... ,,,,-, ee. eo-1 eon...A- J ed down, which indicates that there -0
- will be no interference from the po
lice until Judge Keeler's decision is
Into Death Of received, which is not expected tpe- ,,
fore Friday at the earliest.
The Connecticut company was fully
Loc om
al rceeFvreedseinttefiðrsatt tthhe khearhing and ye- .-, ,
anCounsel a Josepshe Baecrrywor Harcitfc
presented to the court soon after.
- '
tion against the New Haven & Derby
opcning an a-pplication for an injunc-
Coroner Eli Mix of New Haven
Bus Corporation, which he asked
countl. this morning started his in- Judge Keeler to hear in connection
quest into the death of Mrs.- Marl with the jitneymens application. Ob--
ert Woodruff for the jitneymen, and
Edna Dellmuth of Myrtle Beach. jection was made by Attorney Rob
Mrs. Dellmuth. the wife of John H.
Dellmuth, prominent truckman of Judge Keeler refused to hear the ap
931 Stratford avenue, died very sud- Plication in connection with the one ,.,
denly from the effects -of a poisonous before him.
mouthwash. It is alleged by the Attorney' Woodruff attacked the
woman's family that the wash was legislature bill giving legislature and
ordered by a physician as treatment judicial powers to the Public Utilities
for a sore that had iinfectel her commission anti criticized their recent
mouth. decisions, which he claimed were - -
Coroner Mix and Medical Ex.aniner without penalties. Judge Keeler in
NV. FL J. Fisher of Milford have re- formed the lawyer, however, that
fused to comitiont on the case. but penalties were clearly provided in. the --:.,--
from unofficial sources it is said that
bichloride of mercttry caused Mrs. In his closing" remarks,- Judge
Dellmuth's death. When she applied Keeler said that it 'would be better if , ,
to the Milford physician, whose name both sides could hurry...their cases
is being withheld. for treatment, he through. He suggested that if an:
is said to have ordered a solution of arrest were made, and an appeal
one bichloride of mercury tablet in a taken from the City court verdict, it
glass full of water. such was not satisfactory, it might:
Some claim that the women used expedite matters to a considerable -
three tablets instead of one, while extent. In this way, the question
others allege that the doctor by mis- would soon find its way through the
take advisea her to mix the solution COMMOn Pleas court to the Supreme
in a quart of water when be should Court,of Errors, which convenes in
ha.ve-ordered a gallot.. September when the matter would be
Soon after taking the poison, Mrs. decided once and for all. . - .
Dellmuth suffered terrible torture, Attorney Woodruff offered a long -
and her condition and the circum- argument in behalf of the application .
stances leading to it were reported which seeks to prevent arrests and
to Coroner Mix who held an imminent prosecutions of jitney interests, par- ,
death inquiry just prior to her death. ticularly the Derby-New Haven line. ,
pendirlle. the determination by the .
He has refused to comment on the
court of the constitutionality and le- -
case, however, and will complete his
lity of the statute.
investigation before making any gaA wave of laughter swept the room
statement. when Attorney George D. Watrous for -
the Connecticut . Company suggested
G 9 , - that the jitney men turn their buses
irl s Death into other uses, suggesting the truck
ing. and taxi business.
I . The courtroom was thronged with
Accident lawyers, jitney owners And drivers .
from New Haven, Bridgeport and
- - Waterbury and from several of the
That six-year-od Helen Alteri, of (Continued On Page Six)
319 Harrel avenue, who fell from a - .
That six-year-od Helen Alteri, of
319 Harrel avenue, who fell from a
tree in the yard of Peter Pen& li, of
303 Harral avenue, July 6, and who
died in St Vincent's hospital last Fri
day, came to her death by natural
causes, was the opinion expressed this
morning by Medical Exanainer Dr.
Samue(M. Garlick. during a. hearing
before Coroner Jahn .1.Phelan.
Several small children, none of
Whom were over seven years of age,
accused Perielli of throwing a stone
or knife at the youngster and knock
ing' her from the tree. The man fle
nied these accusations. and firmly as
serted that he bad never had any
trouble with any of the children in
the neighborhood.
The hearing was considerably en
livened by impromptu charges made
against Mrs. Penelli by several wo
men in the court room, but none of
the older people were eye witnesses to
the mishap, and their testimony NV aS
not accepted. -
Fenelli, who was arested last Sat
urdty ih cönnection with the affair,
has been released from custody.
Bm-ning Oil And Asphalt Pour
Down In Tidal Wave Upon Millions
Of Dollars Worth Of,Shipping Piers
New Yor It, July v9--Fire, which
swept in flaming billows of oil across I
New Jersey pasture land and over
Staten Island Sound, caused more
than $1,000,000 damage and threat
ened the home and property of thou
sands, before it was finally under con
tKol early today.
Starting with the explosion of a
still in the Warnpr Quinlan Asphalt
plant at Linden, N. J., the flatnes, fed
by oil from neighboring tanks spread
and raged throughout the entire night
Burning oil and asphalt poured in
to Staten Island Sound in a, tidal wave
four feet hizt and swept down upon
millions of dollars worth of shiPping
piers , and plants along the shores.
Part of the fire wave broke upon
Prall's Island, while firemen from a
score of town fought with. huge booms
to dam. the flan-ling fluid. Fifty Ship
ping Board lessels at Arlington were
in peril.
Navigation for a mile around the
danger points was stopped. - - .
Fire tugs of. the Standard Oil corn
paris were wed to tight the Zemin
Said She Paid
Officer $5000
Washington, Jul7 19Mrs. Emma
C. Bergdoll of Philadelphia, told a
House committee investigating the
escape of Grover Cleveland Bergdoll,
her slacker son, that she gave five
thousand dollars to Major Bruce
Campbell, an army officer at Gover
nor's Island for use "among high of
ficials at Washington" to help obtain
his freedom.
Washington, July 19Representa
tive Martin B. Madden, .Repubican.
III., today was elected chairman of
the Committee on Appropriations of
the House, succeeding Representative
Good of Iowa, who recently resigned
from the House.
oil waves during the night.' Every
available man along the flame licked
share was calbed intoservice.
- Scores of persons in the tire swept
area are ill today from the effects of
Acid fumes inhaled during the con
flagration. After sweepingOacross meadow land
from tho Asphalt Plant at Linden, tbe
flames destroyed twelve stills in the
vicinity, and more than a dozen oil ,
tanks. One of the' last of the latter ,
exploded early today, shooting' piliars
of fire thousands of feet into the air
and hurling a great mass of blazing, ,,
oil into the sound.
Rushing 'against wind and tide, the
burning. oil reached a, point within -
fifty feet of Staten Island shore before
it receded. 2.Iarty inhabiOmts et the ,
island fled and all others kept an all-
night vigil.
The $1,000,000 loss includes the
structi 3 r, of 4, the Warner-Quinlan
plant, with thirty-four tanks and -
.300,00) barrels of crude oil. Twenty
of the tanks destro3-ed contained
asphalt, which burning. gc...,e ,oft. al
mu:A poieonous fumes.

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