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   Bridgeport Telegram, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1918, Bridgeport, Connecticut                              Largest Morning Circulation in Connecticut ram THE WEATHER Snow and Warmer See Bottom First Column IVOL. LIV, NO. 85. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 15, 1918. TWENTY CENTS. OLICE CAPTURE 5 ALLEGED GUNMEN; ERCHANTS CUT HOURS TO SAVE COAL lose at 5 o'Clock .very Day lain Open Saturday [Until 9 P. Icies, Confectionery and Cigar Stores Open Until [10 P. M. [Sacrificing a few hours of Ie daily in the interests of 11 conservation, the mcr- Ints and storekeepers of [dgeport, as represented by Bridgeport Chamber of imerce, at a meeting last voted that all wholesale, lil and other business in [dgeport, with certain exccp- is, shall close at 5 o'clock [h day, except Saturday. resolution to this effect was Iwn up last night, and will be Imitted at once to the local fuel irnittee. The plan will take ef- "at the. earliest possible date." will extend at least until rch 1918. rcliants Well Represented. Jhe merchants the city wero ll represented at the meeting, Ich. was held with Carl F. Sie- h, J. J. Fisher and Robert trs, of the local fuel committee, (the Chamber of" Commerce The purpose of the meet- it was announced, was to irify if possible the confusion [ideas resulting through con- Iting stories and rumors re- Iding the conservation of fuel iugh.the elimination ''-of un- essary lighting." those present the meeting Isidered the subject from every. lie, -and voluntarily took Ion. It means that all this the fes of Bridgeport have joined in n the silicons, the churches, the jes, and 'in the immediate fu- (Continued on Pace 20) 'ommittee Is famed to Dim hite Way" Asks Plants Not Working on U. S. Orders to Cut Coal Use 25 Per Cent. Hartford, Jan. Administrator Thomas W. Russell to-night issued a circular through the agency of the state council of defense recommending that all manu- facturers not working on government contracts reduce their coal consumption by 25 per cent. He makes this recommendation to the end that government work be not retarded and that householders may get their needs sup- plied. Warning was also issued from the same source that unless the administrator's orders regarding the restricted use of lights at night were strictly adhered to all who dis- regard them face the probability of having their supply of electricity cut off entirely. i ______ Washington, Jan. that the rail- roads move coal and food only during the present storm conditions, "even if manufacturing industries close down for a few was received late to-day by Director Gen- eral McAdoo from A. H. Smith assistant director in charge of transportation in" the East. The director general took the recommendation under advisement. Armistice E. president of the Igeport Manufacturers' associa- S. C. Parker, head of the busi- men's committee of the Cham- of and Carl F. Sie- chairman of the local Fuel Iimittee. in conjunction with the jps committee of the board of of which Alderman eph H. Stagg is the head, were led by Mayor Clifford B. Wil- at last night's meeting of the imon council, as the committee is to act with officials of the Jgeport Illuminating committee reduction of the municipal lite way." ie mayor asked the committee up the proposition at once to report to the council at the meeting on Monday night. Iderman Stagg and the other ibers of the committee have wiged for a meeting to be held on Friday night, in the city i's office. The city clerk has instructed to request oiiicials :he Illuminating company to beg snt. minimum consumption will be gone over, and the imittee, in the interest of fuel will ask the company permission to abrogate such tions of the contract as now jvent the extinguishing of any irt of the "white way" lights. this Month Bolsheviks and Germans Haggle over Territorial Questions Teuton Mi- litarist Papers Adopt Swaggering Attitude. Although there is still talk in unofficial "quarters of the possibility of a final break iii the peace negotiations between the Central Powers and the Bolsheviki, the armistice has evidently been extended, to February 18, and it is. reported that the pourparlers will be transferred shortly from Brest- L-itovsk to Warsaw. advices indicate that there was considerable haggling be- tween the opposing delegates at Brest-Litovsk the latter part. of the last weelc, over territorial ques- tions and the fixing of a clause in the proposed treaty announcing peace between the belligerents. Russian Internal Strife. Internal strife continues in NAVY SINKS MANY U-BOATS New York, Jan. submarines destroyed bv the Unit- ed States navy "mount up to a high number." declared Rear Ad- miral Colby N. Chester. U. S. N., retired, now professor of naval science at Yale university, in an address at the Yale club here 'to- night. "We have got the best of the he added. the various parts of Russia Bolsheviki troops are reported to have cleared General Kaledine's Cossacks from the Don river ba- sin and to have captured Ekaterin- oslav. Following previous reports of a mutiny of sailors at Sebas- trol, where 62 officers among them four admirals, were killed, Rus- sian soldiers'are declared to have looted the town of Ki'lia and in fighting with the Ukrainians to have forced the Second Ukrainian regiment to surrender and lay down rifles and 13 machine The Petrograd garrison also ap- parently is out of hand, idle sol- diers having been reported as go- ing into the provinces and taking food from the inhabitants and bringing it back to the capital and selling it at exorbitant prices. The vSocial revolutionary of the Contituent assembly in Russia are opposed to a general peace at Rus- sia's expense and declare that the Bolsheviki are "usurpers of power, who have precipitated the country into an abyss of civil war an- archy." Speculation is rife concerning WE.VTHl'Ml REPORT: forecast: Eastern New York: in interior, snow or rain in th Tuesday; somewhat warmer: Jnesday probably fair, colder [south. louthern New England: Snow jsday, slightly warmer; Wed- generally fair and some- it colder. he disturbance that was over Mexico Sunday night has red to Central Tennessee with a Isiderable Increase in intensity by rains and in ruins i" east Gulf stifles and Georgia snows in the Ohio valley that j-c heavy over the lower valley. issiH-e aJso continues low in tho U with quite general rains and Iws of the Jlockv mountains. Isewliere the weather wa.s fair. is considerably warmer over eastern half of the country, elsewhere temperature chang- not of consequence, "here will be rain Tuesday in south Atlantic states, rain or in thf middle Atlantic- states" snow in New England, tho rcpion onrl the; Ohio valley, will probably be heavy over h of the lower a. ui. p. m. m. p. in. p. m. (Continued on Page Hun Helmsman Steered American Ship to Her Doom K. of C. Get to Open Drive Enthusiasm and Generous Patriotic Response Marks Launching of the Campaign to Raise in This City. At the opening dinner of the Bridgeport Knights of Colum- bus war fund campaign, held last night in- the Stratfielc hotel it was announced thai was raised for the fund yesterday by the workers in this city. Last night's affair was attended by about 300 per- sons, all of whom displayec the greatest enthusiasim to- wards the campaign which is now in progress. Featuring the event was the ex cellent display of spirit on the par of the workers, excellent speeches delivered by some of the prominent men of the city and state, and the encouraging announcement of the large sum of money which was do- nated on the initial day of the campaign. Subscribe Large Amounts. the larger amounts do- nated yesterday by organizations and individauls were: First Bridge- port National bank, War- ner Brothers company, J8QO; Bridgeport Hydraulic company, D. M. Read company Howiand company, Connecti- cut National bank, Bridge- port Truts company, Salts (Continued on Page 20) Train Runs Away Down White Mts., Killing Engineer Diagonal Street Is Opposed Vigorous Antagonisim Is Shown in Common Council Hearing Against New Project Plan Is Called, Absured and No Relief to Traffic. Vigorous opposition to the proposed new diagonal street :rom State and Main to Wall and Water streets' was put forth by practically all parties immediately concerned at last night's meeting of the Common ouncil. Representatives of the majority of the property own- rs who would be affected by the new highway appeared be- fore the council, and opposed the measure on grounds of ex- travagance, impracticability and inutility. ACter the public hearing, a recommendation from the com- mittee on. streets and sidewalks was reported to the council favoring the proposal for a new street from State and Main to "Wall and Water. The committee asked for a public hearing to be held on the recommendation on Monday evening, January 21, before the common council. Objects to Layouts. Attorney-Robert H. Gould, rep- resenting -Carl .B. Buckingham, appeared and qbjected to all of the three layouts for the proposed diagonal street, and entreated the board of alderman to "discard this absurd just as .the like one of a year-ago was abandoned." Mr. Gould said that it. had been whispered around the city that the administration figured that the new street would cost "only about He believed', however, that the new street could not be cut for less than a million dollars, because of the heavy property damages, in1 paying for the. bank buildings and other blocks that would be entirely or- partially wiped out were either of the three proposed plans carried out. 'that you have got a good legal foundatipii for putting the proposed street' through; as- suming that this is a legal and properly called for public hear- ing: assuming that the new street might relieve traffic congestion, wo are opposed to all of the plans, on the ground that none could be carried out for less than a million Attorney Gould con- DENY REPRIEVE; HANG F. L SMALL IN DARK CHAMBER Concord, N. H., Jan. Frederick L. Small ,a former Boston broker, was hanged at the prison at this morning for the murder of his wife, Florence Arleen Small, at their home in Ossipee, in September, 1916. Small was pronounced dead at nine minutes after the trap was sprung'. He maintained his cahti and his only words when he was informed he must die were: "I am resigned. God's will be done." Before the trap was sprung all the lights were turned out and Small went to his death in the darkness. The governor's council, after listening last night for five hours to the plea of Small's counsel to spare the broker's life, refused a reprieve. Sets.......... i Water....... Water...... I Seattle-Wash., Jan. agents asserted here to-day that a German spy, masquerading a.s a helmsman under the name "Wil- liam Swanson" stood at the wheel of the Alaska liner Spokane when she crashed into the rocks cff Idol Point, Jj. C., on the night of No- vember 22 l'J17, while bound southeastern Alaska for Sop.ule with 237 passengers. "Swanson'' wa.s not u member of. the Spokane's crew, it was said. Ho went aboard the Hiij) when she left Alaska 1'or Seattle mingled with the crow and passed himself off a.s a "quartermaster" the fed- em! invc.-stig.-itors explained. They said he wa.s able to succeed in his deception as the Spokane on the voyage, hod a now set of deck of- ficers who' wero unfiinnliiir with the ffict-s of the vessel's crew. The Spokane was floated some time: ,-if'ter she struck. No lives were lost in the accident. "Swauson" has dt.siippesi red, the aji'-ntK said. Carl Kise, a (I'Tiuaii and Carl WlHscho, an Austrian, members of the crew, lie was- arrested November 2S on his arrival here. Tho three were re- leased December 1. BemiK, N. H., Jan. racing uncontrolled at the rate of GO mile., an hour for nine miles down the steep grade of the famous Crawford Notch in the White Mountains, a locomotive and 30 freight cars piled up on a curve just below this station to-day, kill- Ing the engineer and seriously in- juring the lireman and a brake- man. NT he train was running over the mountain division of the Maine Oenlral railroad from N. H., to Portland, Maine. A1 Crawford Station, near the gate- way of the Notch the air brakes re- fused to work and the hand brakes could not hold the heavy train on the icy rails. The grade at this point ia called one" of the steepest standard grades in the east and the runaway quickly path era'! terrific speed. At the sharp curve a few hundred fee below the station here the engine jumped'the tracks and went ovei an embankment into a meadow bordering Nancy Brook, dragging half a. of the heavy carh with it. AH but a few of the re maining cars of the train piled til on either side of the roadbed.. eluded. Some in H. L. Morehouse and M. B. But- ler appeared in favor of the pro- ject, representing the Bridgeport Trust company and the Marshall property, respectively. They fa- vored the diagonal street because of the traffic relief that would be wrought about. Mr. Butler call- d it his "second choice to a State treet bridge." S. Beardsley, representing the 3eople's Savings bank, objected to all of the plans. Two of them, he (Continued on PHRC 20) Urge One Man Control of War Supplies Washington, Jan. man control of all war supplies in the United States was advocated to- day before the Senate military com- mittee by Daniel E. Willard chair- man of the war industries board, and Bernard M. Baruch, head ot the board's raw material division. Both favored creating what vir- tually would be a munitions admin- istration with full power, directly responsible to and securing his authority from the President, but Big Drop in Night Sessions Evening School Atten- dance Falls Off 50 Per Teachers Re- sign and Four New Ones Are Appointed. Reporting the attendance at night school sessions had fal- len off 50 per cent, Christmas holidays, Superin- tendent Samuel J. Slawson furnished the interesting mat- ter at the monthly meeting of the board of education meeting last night. Six teachers' resig- nations were accepted and four teachers were appointed. The board adopted the Ely Wicker book of economics and Long's history of literature for use in the high school, making the ses- sion one o'f the shortest held in a long time. Fireworks in the form of a debate on the appointment of a building inspector for the school department did not materialize. In his report Superintendent Slawson said unless the night school at- tendance picks up teachers will be dropped and schc'ol rooms closed. Kcmiiigton Cut Is Cause. The superintendent said it was impossible to have night school students attend after the holidays, but this winter there was a big falling off in attendance owing to the number of men laid off at the Remington Arms plant. Many of these left town, returning to their former ho'mes in other cities and for that reason, did not continue. who reside in the city simply refuse to go after the holi- days. He suggested that a school di- rectory be made up. At the pres- ent time, he said, about 75 per cent, of the people in this city are pcr- Local Man Is Shot at Devens John F. Simpson of 74 Center Street Is Near Death from Wounds Re- ceived By Accidental Discharge of Revolver- Bullet Passes Clear Through His Body. Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass., Jan. 14 acci- dental discharge of an automa- tic revolver almost resulted in the death last evening of John F. Simpson of "B" Company, 301st Supply Train, a Bridge- port draftee. He is at the base hospital suffering from .severe wounds in the chest and left arm. It was thought this even- ing that he had a slight chance to live. Accidentally Pulls Trigger. Simpson had been ordered to go on guard duty, and was examining his revolver just before he was to join the guard detail. He acci- dentally pulled the trigger, and a bullet was sent through the fleshy portion of his left, arm and into his chest. The steel pene- trated both walls of the chest anc hit a wood support in the guarc room after passing through the man's back. Members of B company sum- moned tho detachment surgeon who ordered Simpson's immediate removal in an ambulance to tht base hospital where the wound WILL RECRUIT SHIP YARD WORKERS Washington, Jan. for recTiiitiiiR- a volunteer re- serve of shipyard work- ers were announced "by Chairman Hurley of the ship- ping bourd. The men will be enlisted with the aid of state councils of defense and the labor department employment agencies. It is estimated that fully will be placed within the next-live months. Approval to-day by the Sen- ate commerce committee of tv bill appropriating for providing housing accom- modations led officials to be- lieve the entire reserve may be put to work before 1919. Congress was asked to-day for an appropriation of already authorized and in anticipation of which con- tracts already have been let. not a member of the cabinet to control procurement and distribu- tion of war supplies including those for the a.rmy, the navy, shipbuild- ing and the allies. Neither Mr. Willard nor Mr. Baruch favored a separate depart- ment of munitions with cabinet of- ficers at its head, the plan proposed by Senator Chamberlain, chairman of tho committee and opposed by both President Wilson and Secre- tary Baker. Mr, Willard endorsed the war department and govern- ment supply purchasing re-organi- zation plan submitted last week by Secretary Baker though he said it does not go far enough in centrali- zing authority and is weak in re- liance upon voluntary co-operation. Mr. Baruch favored even more highly centralized authority over munitions in an individual, advo- cating a plan broader than that em- (Continued on Page 20) Spy in Uniform Tries to Blow Up Magazine Norfolk. Va., Jan. j intelligence officers left here to- I night for Baltimore with Walter Sporemann suspected ot being an active figure in plols launched liero by Captain Boy-eel, the form- er German military attache and relieved to have been, a captain n the German army. According to the story unofficially told hero, he man was arrested Saturday while in tUc act of attempting to blow up a magazine at the un- finished army aviation field under construction nenr Newport News. He was wearing the uniform ot' an American Army captain. Documents found on his per- son and in his rooms in Balti- more, Md., however, are declared to revcnl bis connection with Boy- and former ambassa- dor BoAistorCf, and to incriminate in a spy plot persons in Washing- ton, Baltimore and other cities. Finally he visited the great army and navy base on Hampton Roads, but before that a .young naval nficnt posing n.s a friend of Ger- many had made himself acquaint- ed with Sporemann. The officer followed his man closely in New- port News and, finally'to the avia- tion field fou'r miles north of tho citv where the arrest was made. In one letter from Boy-ed there is said to hiive been reference to Advanced Sporemnnn by the chief of the German spy sys- tem in the United States.- There is report thai: it has boon established that Kporcmann en mo was dressed. Simpson's ,horne is at 74 Center street, Bridgeport. Camp Devens had its second death from pneumonia in two days this morning, and the seventh from that disease since camp yas opened. Private Claude Buffam of A battery, 302d Field Artillery, an East Wallingford, Vt., selective, was the victim of that most dreaded of winter camp diseases. Another Connecticut man ad- mitted to the base hospital to-day was James Allardice of E battery, 302d F. A. The New Haven draftee was so seriously hurt when kicked by a mule that it was feared -for several hours that his life could' not be saved. Men in the 30-H.h infantry will bo the next to hold a biff dance in the building: that houses the Army Service club here, located down in Ayer, ami made possible by last fall's campaign for money for war community recreation ac- tivities. As the several dances al- ready held have been the best kind of successes, the men from Bridge- port ore looking forward to com- pletion of the plans as eagerly as a child would look at elephants in a circus. Frown on Functions. Military authorities are begin- ning to look with frowns on the almost incessant round of evening functions that have about as much to do with training1 men for war as they do to licking Germany. Lady fingers and ice cream can hardly be termed effective muni- tions for the conflict the men will perhaps soon engage in, and army authorities realize this. Through- out the day the men look forward almost feverishly to the night of dancing', and the next day they look back again to see if they have ployed in England. He frankly dis agreed with Se.crela.ry Baker re- garding the re-organization pro- posed by tho latter and insisted that individual, control is essential. to the United States on the man U-boat which visited New- port, R. 1. more- than a year ago und later sank a number of mer- chant ships off the coast. (Continued on Pngc 20) Suggests 4 Ways to Aid Coal Supply Washing-Ion, Jan. 14. Four ilans for improving the coal situa- .ion were outlined to the Semite investigating committee to-day by Francis S. I'cabody, director the coal -production bureau of the Council of Nalionu.1 Defense. They were. Establishment of producing and distributing shipments to be confined to those, zones except 'in exceptional cases. A definite statement of the ommont's policy as to prices unti the war ends. The placing' of the question o priority into the hands of experi- enced men. A premium on clean coal. JMr. Peixbody estimated that, (ho zone. system would increase produc- tion -10 per cent, because! the ahor hauls would make many more car.1- available the mines, many o which now frequently are idle foi dfivs- thron.nh shortage of cars. Uncertainty as to the govern- ment's attitude on prices, the wit ness .said, has kept operators fron making necessary improvement to their mines. This will be re tUiCted, ho said, in reduced produc lion thin spring. As }ons as llio cold weather lasts supplies for the TCast will be drawn a.s far PS possible frc'm Pennsyl- vania mines to avoid long hauls. Caillaux Jailed for Peace Plot Former French Premier Is Taken in Connection with Bolo Pasha Inves- tigation Protests, but Expected It. Paris, Jan. Premier Joseph Caillaux, who has been under investigation by the authorities connec- tion with the German pro- paganda in France, was placed under arrest this morning. According to the Intransi- geant, the. commissions .'of in- quiry sent to Italy in connec- tion with the Caillaux case have not yet reported to the public prosecutor, so the ar- rest of the former premier was not due to them. "A document reached the hands of military justice, says the newspaper, "which was of such gravity and authenticity that it was impossible to permit M. Cail- leaux to remain longer at lib- erty." Papers In Italy. La Liberte says that the investi- ation of the Italian department 3f justice into the case of Signer avallinie, and Italian associate of Bolo Pasha who was arrested in taly last November, led to the discovery of a safe in a Florence bank, the Banca Italiana Disconto, entered in the name of Renouard. Phis 'was the maiden name of Madam. Caillaux and was used by he former premier during his to Italy in December, 1916. Various versions are current re- garding the- contents of this safe, jut La Liberte declares that' M. _aillaux does not deny and is not xble to deny the ownership of the capers and funds deposited in the name of Renouard. The arrest of M. Caillaux was announced in an official note which states that this morning at 9 o'clock Police Commissary Prio- et with a warrant from Captain Bouchardon, the military investi- gator, arrived at 22 Alphonse de Neuville street, M. Caillaux's apartment, to arrest him. In the presence of Madame Caillaux the commissary notified the former premier of the fact of the war- rant. Cnilhuix Protests. M. Caillaux-protested, adds the note, and then followed M. Priolet, who invited him to take a seat in his automobile, in which also were some detectives. M. Cuillanx was taken to the law courts and then after remaining a short time in Captain Bouchardon's office, was taken in an automobile -to the Round Up Gang After Struggle Fight Starts when Alleged Former Member of Gang. Tries to Recover Ford Car By Blackjacking Weapons in Party. Five alleged gunmen from New York and Hoboken, N. J.> were captured here last night after a clash between the gun- men and tne police on Water street near the railroad station> The capture is said to have grown out of an old feud be-; tween four of the New Jersey gunmen, and a former menibei'- of the gang whose Ford sedan; touring car had been stolen in New Jersey by the four memr; bers of the gang. Matters were brought to a head, at 9 o'clock last night when, the owner of the sa.w the men' driving down "Water street in his. car and assaulted the driver a blackjack, opening a wound in' his forehead 3ust over the left Men Arrested Here. Arrests made by the police last- evening include Frank Dunn, 19, of 535 "Washington Hoboken, N. 3., charged with, breacb.- of the peace'and'carrying weapons. Patrick Reilly, 38, of 36 Jefferson street, Hoboken, N. J., chauffeur, was arrested arid- charged with assault, breach peace, and carrying concealed' weapons. Peter Cosreuo, 2U. ot ,otf Willow avenue, Hoboken, N. J., was charged with a breach of the peace, and held for investigation. John Lutjin, 22, of 217 Park avenue, Hoboken, N. J., was charged wltlv assault and breach of the peace. Henry Schroder, of 205 14th street, Hoboken, N. J., was placed under arrest on a similar charge. When the arrests were the men searched at Police quarters it was found was carrying a .38 and a blackjack. The revolver was fully loaded. A stocking alleged, to have been used in carrying weapon as a blackjack was also, fount' by the police. Patrick.; Reiliy was found to be loaded United States patent ".Ire-." volveT- of .32 caliber. Round, Up Gang, Sergeant Poland at Poi1ce...head- {Continued on Page Widow TelU How Husband Was Expecting to obtain testimony from Joseph Zsango, 33, of 46 Flil- ton street, who lies in serious Snnte .prisoji, .arriving there at 11 o'clock. Half an' horn' later Cap- tain Bouchardon and Commissary Priolet reported the facts to the military governor of Paris. When Police Commissary Priolet on Page ilO) Calls Secretary's Attention to City's Coal Needs Washington, Jan. 14. (Special) McNeil. Jr., of liridgeport called upon Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels yes- terday and called to his attention the necessity for a greater supply of: coal for Bridgeport. The navv department is interested in condi- tions in Bridgeport because a Uuw number of orders from the navy department are being worked out in that city, tie suggo.'Jcd priori- ty orders for fuel for the munition workers and shops. He was closeted with Secretary Daniels for some little time. dition in St. Vincent's hospital with- a gun shot wound in the abdomen, Coroner 'John J. 'Phelan will tinue.the inquest, to inquire into the murder of Vincenzo Paoli, at the hospital this morning at o'clock. -The coroner expects to get what may. prove to ;be an ante- mortem statement. Joseph Luria, 2S, of 234 Lexington avenue also in the hospital suffering witH a gun shot wound in the left thigh will also be questioned and witnesses are expected to give some important testimony in relation to the gunmen's attack upon the nmr-. dored man and his friend Thomas, Mrs. Paoli will go with the coroner.' to identify the men., Salvatore Vigiiono of 5U Lexins-V ton avenue was held as' a material. witness and was asked to bonds. The best witness yesterday Mrs. Belle Paoli. widow of the murdered man, who appeared car-. rying her small baby upon her ami.: She said she went into the room where the men were after her band and she h-eard a shot. Look- ing up she saw Pete standing with a revolver in his outstretched hfand. She grabbed her by the coat collar and pulled him., into her bedroom. When he ed the door ho staggered in and gasped "C'.oodbye, Belle, I'm going to die." He then sunk to the floor. She closed and locked the door, she said, and no sooner had she done this than someone threw themselves against the door in art effort to get in. Kearing for her own life she jumped out the rear window and ran to a neighbor's house where she remained until policemen arrived. Doctors at St. Vincent's hospital last night stated that Zsango had but a slim chance of The live men arrested in connec- tion with the shooting at 41 Lex- ington avenue Sunday night wero arraigned in City court yesterday and all had their cases continued.; until this forenoon under   

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