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NORWICH, CONN., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1909.
VOL LI. NO. 70.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Connecticut
General Assembly
AGAINST 8TAMPING CONVICT
MADE GOODS. -
HEARING ON PUBLIC UTILITIES.
Number of Candidates for Position on the Com
mission Should One Be Created.
Cabled Paragraphs.
Balloon Landed
In Mountains.
Condensed Telegrams
RETURNED dOY DROPS A CLUE.
May Prove Helpful in Locating the "Hospital"
Where He Was Detained.
Rome, March 23. Pope Pius today
received in private audience the t.
Rev. John Farrelly, the new bishop of
Cleveland, O.
London, March 23. Mrs. Waldorf
Astor, formerly Mrs. Nannie Lang
horne Shaw of Virginia, gave birch to
a daughter Monday at Cliveden.
Charles M. Schwab predicted steel
prices will go down before they ad
vance. The Report that Great Britain had
offered to Russia a financial and po
litical alliance was denied.
OCCUPANTS SUFFERED FROM
COLD AND HUNGER.
Thomas F. Ryan has practically suc
ceeded in his efforts to rid himself of
his enormcus corporate burden.
Secretary Meyer created a board to
consider matters connected with the
reorganization of the navy department.
George S. Terry Took Charge as as
sistant treasurer of the sub-trea.-iury,
and the count of $2G4,52,769.75 in the
vaults was begun.
Melbourne, March 23. The common
wealth government has decided not to
offer a Dreadnought, to England, pre
ferring to adhere to her settled policy
of defending Australia.
BUSINESS MEN FROM ALL OVER STATE
DETECTIVE WARD QUICKLY CAUGHT ON.
HARROWING1 EXPERIENCES
SPITTINC IN PUBLIC PLACES
Attended the Hearing at Hartford Yesterday Ex-5enator
Judson of Stratford Favored the Measure and
Thought It Paage Would Sound the Death Knell
of the Connecticut Lobby.
Hartford, Conn., March 13. The hall
of th house waa crowded to the doors
today with business men from all over
th state who are 1n favor of the pass
age of a public utilities bill similar to
those which are in operation In tho
states of New York and Massaohu
etts. f
Would Be Members of Commission.
While - the matter has not as yet
passed the preliminary stages of the
committee, there are already a number
of candidates for positions on the, com
mission, should the assembly create
such a body. There is said to be a dis
:' position to favor those who comprise
4 ha temporary, commission, and it Is
further rumored that-O. R. Fyler and
other members of the commission
which the public utilities commission
would supercede are In line for the
places.
Others who are prominently men
tinned are Judge John Perry of South
port and Albert E. Winchester of
South Xorwalk.
Mr. Winchester was recently one of
the special commission of the Nation
al Civic Federation to Investigate the
subject of public utilities throughout
the whole of Europe, he being a mem
Ver of the advance committee of three
for that purpose.
Ralph O. Wells First Speaker.
When the hearing was called to or
der the first speaker was Ralph O.
Wells, secretary of the present com
mission. He spoke strongly In favor
of the passage of the measure, and
tated that the members of the com
mission are strongly in favor ofit.
He cited th& number of commission
ers on different subjects who would be
legislated out of office, and placed the
number at about nine.
Very Important Matter, Says Ex-Senator
Judson.
Former Senator Stiles Judson, of
ffuaiford, then spoke in favor of the
measure. He said that he believed it
to be the most important matter which
1ms been before the legislature for
many years.
He went at some length into th,e
-ranting of rights of eminent domain,
und showed that there is no unifomlty
In the charters granted by the legisla
tures of past years.
He thought that 1f the hill would be
passed the death knell would bs sound
ed to the lobby of Connecticut. Any ,
' lxltimate Interests ought to be allow
ANTHRACITE MINE WORKERS
NOT- PREPARED TO 8TRIKE.
C!egatss to Convention Ready to
Take Up Agreement Question.
Scr&nton, Pa., March 23. With the
preliminary work of organizing the tri
distrlct convention of the anthracite
mine workers out of the way and with
the delegates ready to tske up the
question of a new agreement with their
employers, the impression grows
among those who are watching the de
velopments in fne hard coal fields that
the mine workers will not cal la strike
unless something not now on the sur
face develops. This is the opinion of,
?diht or me mine worsers wnu are
lere" from all parts of the anthracite
tie id a.
An Inkling of what is to come if a
question of strike is brought before
tne delegates was heard in the con
vention today when one delegate said
he was uninstructed and his people are
unprepared for a. strike while another
raid that he had been instructed to
tand by the leaders 1n whatever they
Advise. If a strike Is suggested, it is
aid, there will be a sharp contest on
the floor of tho convention. The con
servative men favor tho plan of work
ing without an agreement if the oper
ators will not grant the men the de
mands they have presented. There
was considerable talk heard among
the delegates In favor of the plan to
continue work and if the mines ere
) closed by tho operators April 1 the
minors say the coal-consuming public
k veil! hold the employers responsible for
f tho shutdown. ,
BAtLKAN SITUATION,
- Only Miracle Can Avert War Ex'
tromoly Pessimistic View.
RerHn, March 2$. The Lokal Anz
tget's Vienna correspondent gives an
-Mtremsly pessimistic view of tho Bal
'iin situation. . Quoting an unnamed
official, he states that all the efforts of
th powers to mediate have proved
fruitless. The present situation, he
dselares eaanot last longer than a few
dars. Serria. must give unequivocal
ruaranUes by the and of the month
f her peaceful intoattons. . Otherwise
only a miracle can avert war. '
A aeepatoh from Vienna to the
Tagebla'tt is similar la tone.
MICH IGAN BOY KIDNAPPED.
Toledo Polloa Searohing in That City
for Harold Moon.
Toledo, Ohio, March tt. Toledo po
Jlc are searching tho oity for Harold
Voon, aged W years, who was kndnap
red from hi home at Flint, Mich., on
February 27, and who with his captor
Is supossd" to bo here. A boy answer
ing Harold's description, accompanied
by a man. was seen Monday In a gon
dola ear in a Michigan Central train
fconnd for Toledo. Flint citizens have
offered a reward of $1,300 for the boy's
safe return, la this case no ransom
has bera demanded and tho police are
unable to find a motive for the abduc
tion. Exhibition Tour in Europe of American
Light Harness Horses.
New York. March 23. Announce
ment was made today by C. K. ti. Bil
lings, ' the Wall known trotting horse
owner, tiiat oa April S ho would ship
his entire stable of light harntss horses
to Europe for a two months' tour of
exhibition. Tho principal . tracks hi
Germany, Russia and Austria will be
visited. None of the horses will com
pete for purses abroad.
engineer and Frreman Instantly Killed
Buffalo, N. T., Maroh 21 Engineer
Henry Kabel and Flresnan John 3est
f ao eastbound Lehigh Valley freight
were almost Instantly killed' this aft
ernoon about Ave o'clock near Corfu.
The boiler of the locomotive exploded.
Henry I". Meyers, a brskeman, was
blown from the top of the itring of
cars by the explosion.
ed to Influence legislation in a legiti
mate way. but you know, and I know,
and it is a painful admission tj make,
that there has been a traffic in legisla
tion in those corridors. , The people of
Connecticut would rise and bles3 the
legislature which would stamp out the
evil and scandal which has gone from
Capitol Hill even into other states.
He showed that the railroad com
missioners have no power to prevent
watering stock, and spoke of the ficti
tious valuation of the trolley compa
nies which have ljeen made savings
bank securities.
"Probably a crash has been averted
by the taking over of these properties,
but, gentlemen, you can at least do the
right things now."
The railroad commissioners asked
for power to investigate and a bill for
that purpose was prepared and unani
mously voted in the senate., -Two days
later the senate unceremoniously threw
the bill out.
Hartford's Mayor Earnestly in Favor.
Mayor E. W. Hooker of Hartford,
representing the business men of that
city, some 200 of whom were present,
spoke earnestly in favor of the pro
posed commission, saying that it would
(safeguard the interests of the people.
He thought Connecticut should be
placed on a par with Massachusetts
and New York in these matters.
Commission of Five Suggested.
Representative Hlggins of the com
mittee asked Senator Judson if he was
in favor of a commission of three or
a commission of five. Mr. Judson
stated that he himself favored a com
mission of five.
Others Who Favored. the Bill.
E. L. Graves of Bridgeport favored
the bili, as did Senator E. Hart Fenn
and Douglas C. Norris of Willimantic.
The latter said that the three thousand
members of the business men's asso
ciation there were not voicing their
own sentiments simply, but that of the
people of the state.
S. P. Butler of New Haven, repre
senting the business men's association
of that city, presented a petition from
that association to the committee, fa
voring the measure.
Mayor Dunn of Willimantic thought
a commission was needed as much
here as in Massachusetts or New York.
Among others who spoke were Rep
resentative Tomlinson of Danbury, F.
E. Sands of Meriden, A. C. Sternberg,
Donald T. Warner and Prentice Chase.
RETURN OF BRITISH
ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION.
Succeeded in Getting Within 111 Miles
of tho South Pole.
London, March 23. 'Lieut. E. H.
Shaekleton of the British navy, com
mander .-if the Antarctic expedition
vhich returned on the barkentine Ni"Vi
rod to Invercargill, N. Z., today, did
n '. achieve his object, it succeeding in
getting within ill miles of the pole.
The Nimrod expedition left England in
July, 1907, and after reaching the ice
fields made the most eiaborate prepa
rations for pushing forward.
. Tho main expedition started on a
sledge journey which occupied 126 clays
and traversed 1,708 miles southward.
The explorers reached latitude SS.23
and longitude 162 east, which wis es
timated as 111 miles from the pole. At
the point where the expedition was
compelled to turn back the land was
nine thousand feet in altitude, trend
ing southward in a vast field of snow,
no mountains being In sight.
A second party pushed forward to
the southern magnetic pole at latitude
72.25, longitude 11S4 east. The British
flag was left flying at both points. The
ascent of Mount Erebus was accom
plished with difficulty and geological
discoveries of great Importance were
made. The results attained have thrown
much light on the past history of the
Antarctic continent. The expedition
suffered no loss of life.
TARIFF BILL IN T.1E H-USC.
Chairman Payne Continued His Spe:h
of Explanation.
Washinston, March 23. Occupying
the entire session of the house loday,
Mr. Payne of New York, chairman of
the committee on ways and means,
concluded his speech in explanation ot
the tariff bill. He was on his feet
moat ail of the five hours and ten min
utes that he had the floor.
At times he gave evidence of being
greatly fatigued and leaned on his
desk, hoping in ;hat way to get . little
ret.
The majority leader beean his speech
this morning In no particularly good
frame of mind, but as the day wore on
he exhibited the best of humor. He
closed amid the plaudits of the re
publicans, who crowded about him and
extended their congratulations. His
arguments today covered a wide field.
He took the position that the bill
would not injure the tin plate or steel
file industries of the United States ai.d
that free hides would not be a rnenate
to the farmers. He discussed the in
heritance tax at great length and paid
it was preferable to an income tax,
because it would not give rise to per
jury or fraud. He held to the view also
that ail income tax was wholly uncon
stitutional. The minority leader, Mr. Clark, of
Missouri, followed and had proceeded
but a minute or two when he suspend
ed and the house at 4.29 p. m. ad
journed. Steamship Arrivals.
'At (Liverpool: March 23, Maurenta
nia, from New York via Queenstown.
At Genoa: March IS, Campania, from
New York via Naples; Nord America,
from New Tork.
At Antwerp: March 23, Zealand, from
New York.
At Trieste: March 19, Laura, from
New York via Naples.
At Naples: March 2d, Germania.from
New York.
At New York: March 23, Helllg Olav,
from Copenhagen.
Valuable Antique Furniture Burned.
Ti 1 mtM r ....... I nn .
dwelling house owned by George T.
Dunlap of Hartford was destroyed by
ui ituay, me uiigm uk rt men is not
quantity of antique furniture belong-
iiK Antrim amim, v iiu i u i ine
nresent time in Oregon. The toss-will
amount to $1,500.
Puerto Cortez, March 18 via Mobi'e,
Ala., March 23. No reports of warlike
activity anywhere in Honduras have
reached here and no confirmation of
the reported naval engagements be
tween Nicaragua and Salvador.
Bordeaux, France, March 23. The
Venezuelan consul here was today of
ficially advised by Jose de Jesus Paul,
the Venezuelan commissioner to Eu
rope, from Berlin, that ex-President
Castro will be arrested if he attempts
to land in Venezuela. It is believed
here that Castro intends to stop at
Trinidad and await developments.
ROOSEVELT SAILS FOR LAND
OF THE WHITE RHINOCEROS.
Thousands on Pier of Hamburg-American
Line Wave Farewells.
New York, March 23. Waving a
parting farewell with his black slouch
hat, his smiling face beaming In the
morning sun as he atood on the cap
tain's bridge of the steamship Ham
burg, ex-President Theodore Roose
velt, now America's most distinguish
ed private citizen, sailed away today
for his long planned African "safari."
He left his native shores amid the
cheers of the thousands of persons
that swarmed the Hamburg-American
line pier, the whistles of countless riv
er craft, and the thunderous reverber
ations of the ex-president's salute of
thirteen guns from Forts Hamilton and
yadsworth.
t Kermit Seemed Dejected.
Beside the happy figure of the for
mer chief magistrate as the big steam
ship slipped out of her dock stood a
young lad seemingly dejected as he
wistfully gazed at the cheering multi
tude on the pier below. It was Ker
mit Roosevelt, son of Mr. Roosevelt,
who accompanied his father as official
photographer on the expedition. Fa
ther and son, both clad in brilliant
buff-hued army coats, which shone in
the sun, remained on the bridge on the
trip down Hhe bay and acknowledged
with sweep of their hats the salutes
of the vessels.
Crowd Jostled ox-President.
The ovation was unofficial in char
acter, but many high in the affairs of
the nation were present. The crowd
in Its enthusiasm bowled over the
lines of policemen on the pier, sur
rounded the former president while he
was being presented a bronze tablet
by the Italian-American chamber of
commerce, and before he was again
safely back on the sheltering gane
plank knocked his hat from his head
and caused him to drop a vacuum bot
tle which had been presented by some
admiring Pittsburg friends.. Fortu
nately Mr. Roosevelt was not hurt in
the rush and seemed to enjoy his ex
perience with the crowd.
Expects to Be Gone Fifteen Months.
True to his promise, Mr. Roosevelt
made no statements regarding his
coming hunt in the Jungles cf British
East Africa other than to say that he
probably would be gone about a year
and a quarter.
Mr. Roosevelt eschewed politics to
Inquiring friends and- contented him
self with expressions of pleasure and
appreciation of the kindly farewells of
those who came to see him Off.
Message and Gift from President Taft
. One incident of the departure which
touched Air. Roosevelt probably more
than any other was the presentation of
a message and gift from President Taft
by Capt. Archibald Butt, who was chief
military aide to Mr. Roosevelt and
wlro at present occupies that position
under President -Taft.
Grasping his former aide by the
hand with a "By George! it is good to
see you again. Archie," Mr. Roosevelt
drew the president's messenger aside
to talk with him. Captain Butt then
delivered President Taft's message and
a small package containing a ruler of
gold with pencil attached. It is a col
lapsible ruler, 12 inches long when
drawn out of the end of the pencil.
On it is inscribed "To Theodore Roose
velt, from William Howard Taft. Good
bye and good luck. Best wishes for a
safe return."
When Mr. Roosevelt opened the
package and discovered the gift from
his successor, he held it up end ex
claimed: "Well, now, isn't that Just too
fine? It certainly was thoughtful and
kind of Taft to send this to me, and I
appreciate it greatly."
Roosevelt Will Use Wireless.
Turning to Captain Butt, he whis
pered a message for him to carrv to
the White house and said he would re
jily by wireless telegraph to the letter
Mr. Taft had sent to him. Captain Butt
then Inquired for Mrs. Roosevelt, and
learning she had remained at Saga
more Hill, promised Mr. Roosevelt he
would go out during the afternoon to
pay his respects. One of the last acts
of Mr. Roosevelt before sailing was to
send a message to President Taft,
reading:
- "Parting thanks, love and sincerity."
BODY OF PEROSINO
En Route to New York on Board the
Slavonia.
Palermo. March 23. The body of
Lieutenant Petr.isino of the New York
po'lee department, who was assassinat
ed here on the night of March 12, was
placed on board the Cunard line steam
er Slavonia. which sailed for New Ycrk
today. A large number of policerien
were on duty annund the docks, but no
untoward incident occurred.
Two Hartford Brick Makers Die from
Poisoning.
Hartford, Conn., March 53. Napo'eor.
Lachelle. 40 years old, and his brother
John. 60, died at St. Francis' hospital
tonight from a poison, the nature of
which is not known. The two men
were emplojied at the Mills brickyard
and live in a shack on Tower avenue.
Tonight they complained, to Mr. Mills
that they were feeling ill and he had
Ihem taken to the hospital, where they
died soon after their arrival. The med
ical examined will investigate tomor
row. Gold for Prof. Kennedy.
At the Cadillac hall on Tuesday even
ing Prof. J." J. Kennedy, the dancing
teacher, Wi -remembered by his Tues
day evening rtncinn- class with a purse
of gold as a wedding gift, his marriage
having taken place last week. John
Donovan presented the gift in behalf
of the class, the purse amounting to
about J50, for which Prof. Kennedy re
spinded in a fitting way.
Left-No Will.
As far as can be learned Henry C.
Cottreli did not leave a will and Thom
as Potter, a relative, has asked for
administration on his estate In the
probate court. It had been reported
that Mr. Cottreli had provided that
Hyde tavern should never lie used
Again as a tavern or for the sale of
liquor, but no will oan be found.
Of Six Men Who Ascended in the
Racing Balloon "America" at Pasa
dena, Cal., Last Saturday.
Los Angeles, March 23. After one
of the most harrowing experiences In
thS history of ballooning, Captain A.
E. Mueller and five companions who
ascended in the racing balloon Amer
ica, at Pasadena, on Saturday, landed
in the Sierra Madre mountains Satur
day, and arrived on foot at Switzer's
Camp, on the "slopes of Mount Wilson,
unharmed today.- Mny searchers had
been scouring the mountains for the
aeronauts.
Series of Hardships.
The men passed through a series of
hardships, the details of which "have
not reached Los Angeles Arriving; at
Switzer's Camp this afternoon, they
were provided with horses and began
the descent of the mountain trail to
Pasadena over a tortuous and slippery
way
A elngle telephone wire across the
mountains brought the first word of
their arrival at the camp to relatives
in Pasadena The telephone then failed,
and little information regarding their
hazardous trip could be obtained until
the men reached Pasadena late to
night. Carried Over Summit of Mount Lowe.
The balloon was in the air less than
two hours. It was carried by the
strong north wind over the mile high
summit of Mount Lowe, and swept on
across the intervening peaks and can
yons to the lofty summit of Mount Ga
briel. Their, ballast was thrown out
and the balloon soared away toward
Strawberry Peak, in the third range.
Crossing this at a low altitude, the
balloon encountered a strong current
of cold air, which brougiit it rapidly to
earth.
Landed on Strawberry Peak.
A successful landing waa effected on
the north side of Strawberry Peak, in
what Is known as Little Tejugga Can
yon, about G o;clock Saturday after
noon, less than two hours after their
ascension at Pasadena. The distance
covered was less than fifteen miles in
a direct line, but by any possible foot
route it was many times that dis
tance. Wandered Aimlessly About.
Xbe aeronauts wandered aimlessly
over the mountains until 1.30 o'clock
Sunday afternoon, when they unex
pectedly came to Colby's ranch, an iso
lated habitation from any road and
without communication with the out
side world.
Caught in Terrific Snow Storm.
In the meantime a terrific snow
storm had swept over the mountains,
and for hours the men suffered from
cold. The meagre supply of provisions
which they carried was sufficient to
guarantee against hunger until their
arrival at the ranch.
Arrival at Pasadena.
At the ranch the party remained un
til Monday afternoon, when the storm
ceased. They immediately took up the
snow-choked trail across the moun
tains toward Pasadena. The party
traveled throusr i Monday night and
until this afternoon, when they reached
Switzer's Camp, in the side of the
mountains, about ten miles from Pasa
dena by a direct route. A party of
rescuers on horseback was at Switz
er's. having Just returned after a twen
ty hour search for the missing men.
With Captain Mueller In the America
were J. B. Giliiam. Richard Halsted,
Sydney Gray, Harold Parker and Ed
ward Dodschutz, all residents ol Pasa
dena. STOCK EXCHANGE GAMBLING.
Plan for Curbing the Evil Submitted to
Investigating Committee.
New York, March 23. A plan for
the curbing of the evil of stock ex
change gambling was submitted to the
committee investigating the New York
exchanges today toy Martin McVoy. a
Cornell graduate, now in business here.
He urged the framing of a law pro
hibiting brokers from conducting a
banking business and lending money to
customers for speculating purposes.
By preventing the use, as collateral, of
the stocks bought on margin by cus
tomers, Mr. McVoy was confident that
the number of brokerage houses would
be reduced fully ninety per cent. This,
he thought, would reduce speculation
in stocks by more than half. .
$4,009 for Legislative History and
Souvenir of Connecticut.
Hartford, Cirri., March The rs
olit.ion providing for an appropriation
of $4,&00 for the issuance of a legisla
tive history and souvenir of Connecti
cut "will be favorably reported by the
committee on appropriations, to which
it was referred upon report by the
committee on contingent expenses.
When the matter first came into the
legislature it was in the form of a
senate resolution and after some dis
cussion was passed on favorable report
by the committee on contingent ex
per.ses. J
Sudden Death of Rough Rider Com
rade. Cincinnati, March 23. Just as Theo
dore "Roosevelt sailed from New York
f ir Africa today one of his comrades at
San Jflan Hill, Major E. P. Brown, 54
years old, died of apoplexy at the din
ner table at Fort Thomas, Ky. Major
Brown was captain of a company of
the Third Infantry in the battle at San
Juan Hill and he and Roosevelt were
fast friends.
Charges Against District Attorney
Jerome Dismissed.
Albany, N. Y.. March 23. Governor
Hughes late this afternoon dismissed
the charges filed with him arainst
District Attorney William T Jerome
of New York city by William F. King,
representing a committee of etockho:d
ers of thi Metro; litan Street Railway
company of New York.
Murdered on Eve of His Weddico.
Wilmington, N. C, March 23. On. "thi
eve of his wedding, Jerry Blgford, a
young farmer and: storekeeper, was
murdered last night near Freeman's,
t olumbus county. His body was fo-jnd
this morning- Two brothers, one of
whom is said to have been the victim'
rival for the hand of his bride-to-be,
have been arrested and are being; held
pending the coroner's inquest.
To Combat the Black Hand Evil.
New York. March 23. A secret ser
vice fund of $25,000 asked for by Po
lice Commissioner Bingham to conibat
amcng things the Black Hand evil was
refused by the board of aldermen to
day. A reconsideration' was. however,
granted by a majority vote and the
matter wiil come up again at a future
'
Stringent Bill Reported by Committee
on Public Health and Safety Re
turns to Tax Commissioner.
Hartford, March 23. The senate was
called to order at' 12 o'clock by Lieut
Gjvertior Weeks. Prayer by Chaplain
Countryir.ar, of the house
Judges Elected.
The committee on Judiciary reported
favorably on the governor's renomina
tlon of Judges George W. Wheeler,
Milton A. Shumway and William S.
Case for the uptrior cdurt On the
motion of Senator Searls the rules were j
suspended, the report of the committee
accepted and a vote taken on each j
name. The result of the vote In each
case was unanimous, the votes being
Judge Wheeler 27 votes. Judge Shum
way 29. Judge Case 29. Senators Feck
ana Aiiyn acted as tellers.
Convict Made Goods.
The committee on state prison re
ported unfavorably on the bill to have
goods made at the state prison stamp
ed in auch a way as to indicate that
they were made by convict labor.
Senator Heineman explained the bill.
The committee held a hearing on it
and it was contended that goods man
ufactured in th state prison interfered
with free labor in Connecticut. But it
was shown to the committee that that
contention was not based on facts, as
the goods manufactured In the prison
shirts and shoes were sent to the
south and southwest. The committee
is satisfied that it was necessary to
keep the convicts at work, otherwise
the state would be obliged to build
more Insane asylums.
Senator Arnold said that in the Jail
In Bridgeport there was work done in
the making of cement blocks which
came into competition with honest la
bor. Senator Heineman said that that
matter was brought to the attention
of the committee. But the bill re
ferred only to labor at the state pris
on. Senator Arnold asked If the com
mittee had a bill in reference to labor
at the county Jails.
Senator Heineman replied that as
far as he knew it had not.
The report of the committee was ac
cepted and tho bill rejeeted.
Spitting in Public Places.
The committee, on public health and
safety reported ttie following bill:
No person shall spit on the sidewalk,
crossing, or footway of any public
street, park or square, or upon the
floor of any hall or office in any hotel
restaurant, apartment house, tenement
or lodging house which is used in com
mon b ythe guests and tenants there
of, or upon tho floor, platform, steps,
or stairs of any public buildlng.church,
theater. rallwayHStationJ. store or facf
tory or street car or other public con
veyance. .
Sec. 2. The term spitting as used in
this act shell be defined as the act of
expelling any secretion from the chest,
throat, mouth or nose.
Sec. S. Any person violating the
provisions of this act shall be fined
not le3s. than one nor more than five
dollars, or imprisoned not more than
thirty days, or both.
Returns to Tax Commissioner.
The following bill on the calendar
was explained by Senator Searls and
passed: '
Section 1. All statements, reports,
or returns required to be filed with
the tax commissioner for the purpose
of taxation shall be open only to the
inspection of the tax commissioner, his
clerks and assistants, and such other
officers of the state as have occasion
to- inspect them for the purpose of
assessing and eollectine tares. The
tax commissioner shall publish such
reports as are required by law. and
may al3o publish such other reports
as will give information to the public
regarding taration.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Reports of Committees.
Appropriations TTnfavorable on bill
to provide for the preservation of town
records of births, marriages and death
previous to the year 1850. Report ac
cepted and bill rejected.
Finance Unfavorable on bill exempt
ing soldiers and sailors from taxation
to the amount of $3,000. Bill rejected.
Favorable on bill requiring assessors
to make quadrennial reports of ex
empted property and requiring the tax
commissioner to publish same. Every
assessor who shall fail to make such
return shall be required to forfeit $100.
Calendar.
Adjourned to Wednesday.
THE HOUSE.
The house was called to order by
Speaker Banks at 11 30. Prayer was
offered by the house chaplain.
CorAmittee Reports.
Excise Unfavorable concerning the
delivery of liquors in non-license terri
tory. Report accepted and bill re
jected. Unfavorable concerning sale
of liquor by a female who is serving
for hire. Report accepted and bill re
jected. Unfavorable on closing saloons ;
at iu o ciock on tne nigm Derore legal
holidays and election days. "Report
accepted and bill rejected. Unfavorable-on
an amendment to an act con
cerning purchase of liquor by an
agent to go to a no-llcense town. Re
port accepted and bill rejected.
Banks Favorable on amending the
charter of the Savings Bank of New
London; calendar. Favorable amend
ing an act concerning mortgages by
savings banks in adjoining states; cal
eidar. Education Two bills favorable con
cerning school property in Manv Id
and Killingly.
Agriculture Substitute for house
Joint resolution 155. authorizing the
trustees of the Connecticut Agricul
tural college to purchase the Valen
tine farm and making an appropriation
therefor; calendar.
Petitions.
By Mr. Reynolds of Coventry (by
request) In aid of house bill No. 53S,
concerning sale of liquor. Excise.
By Mr. Dady of Putnam Of John
R. Stubbert and others against the
passage of the bills modifying the Sun
day law. Judiciary.
Two petitions from' the town of
Thompson, one signed by voters and
the other by wives and mothers, were
presented, both requesting tha remov
Rl of screen where liquors are sold.
Excise.
Calendar.
Passed Resolution authorizing the
town of Hebron to Issue bonds.
Adjourned to Wednesday.
Oct 12 "Columbus Day."
Albany, N. Y., March 23. Governor
Hughes tonight signed a bill designat
ing Oct. 12 as a legal holiday to be
kuarwa as "Columbus day."
It Was Reported in Washington that
Monsignor Alversa would succeed Mon
signor Falcon lo as papal delegate to
the United States.
Republican and Democrats in the
assembly at Albany' adopted a resolu
tion of the. mil ority leader opposing a
federal inheritance tax.
Mrs. Margaret Kennedy of New York
whose son Philip was stabbed in a
quarrel with his brother James, said
she hoped the wounded man would die.
Organizers of the Workingmen's po
litical party, a new organization, sav
it will hold the balance of power in
the New York city election next No
vember. The Directors of the lnterborouc,
alarmed by the Bradley-Gaff nev-Steers
subway offer, held a council of war,' to
which President Shonts has been sum
moned from the south.
Emperor William Was Quoted as sav
in that his B0.0n0.000 subiects possessed
70.000.000 opinions, and that If he were
to leave Germany the rountrv might
npologiza for much that had been said.
H. H. Asquith. the British premier.
denounfcd in the hotife of commons
' the artificial asritatfon" regarding, the
navv as unscrupulous: he said there
w no friction or suspicion between
Germany and England.
FERRY FARES BETWEEN
NEW LONDON AND GROTON
Number of New London People Testi
fy at Hearing in Hartford.
(Special to The Bulletin.)
Hartford, March 23. Seven bills at
fecting the ferry fares between New
London and Groton, which Mayor
Armstrong of New London has con
vinced some people are too high, were
heard by the Joint committee on roads,
bridges and rivers this afternoon, and
one of the amusing things about the
hearing was the appearance of Sena
tor Latimer of Grotjn, who beat out
Armstrong for tha nomination after a
strenuous fight In which Senator Bran
degee turned the balance his way, ap
pearing in- favor of the Armstrong
proposition to the extent of saying that
the commutation rates were too high.
The bills were the Crane bill, "con
cerning ferry across Thames river by
the selectmen of Groton," the Dady
bill, "concerning maintenance of toll
bridge over Thame river by the city
of New London," the Btdwell bill,
"concerning reduction of rates by
Thames Kerry company,'1 the Whiton
bill, "concerning maintenance of toll
bridge over Thames river." the Dady
bill, "concerning ferry charges by the
Thames ferry company," the Whiton
bill, "concerning ferry between New
London and Groton." and the Whiton
bill, "concerning rates of ferriage be
tween New London and Groton."
That there is the necessity for the
appointment by the state of Connecti
cut of a commission to go inVo the
matter of New London's or the stute's
acquiring the present railroad bridge
when the New Haven road gets
through with it, some' five years, or
more in the future, and maintaining it
as a toll bridge, was aRreed upon by
all of the people before the committee,
and there Is a good chance that this
will be the outcome so far as that
feature of the situation is concerned.
But regarding the rates of ferriage
there was some difference of opinion.
At the same time, the only dissenting
voice in the general chorus of praise
of the Thames Ferry company and all
its doings was that of Senator Latimer,
because Representative Crane fled from
the room while the senator was
speaking and left him without sup
port. But the senator insisted that
there would have been many people
from Groton present, but that every
body's business is nobody's business.
Ex-Representative 'Charles B. Whit
tlesey of New London appeared for
the ferry company and explained that
it was giving a good service an! could
not reduce its rates without seriously
Injuring itself financially. As to the
satisfaction it was giving, there were
numerous New London people present
to testify. They included ex-Mayor
George F. Tinker. Alderman Stephen
J. Downey. ex-Senator William J.
Brennan. Representative D. M. Cronin,
ex-Secretary of State Theodore Bo
denwein, A. P. Miner, ex-president of
the business men's association: A. J.
Campbell, president of the same; ex
Superintendent Mackenzie of the New
London Northern, and Representative
L E. Whiton.
Mr.Whiton told the committee he
believed there was a personal motive
back of the whole proposition.
F. Valentine Chappell was called by
Mr. Whittlesey to tell of ferry rates,
there and elsewhere, and after stating
that the rates of his company were
lower than those of any other ferry
in the state, filed with the committee
a number of lists of ferry rates in dif
ferent parls of New England and be
tween New York and Jersey City and
New York and Brooklyn.
A. H. Chappell, his father, went into
the matter of the receipts and expenses
of the concern, saying that he was
ashamed, as a business man. to present
to the committee such, a poor showing.
He accounted for it largely by the fact
that for two or three years the com
pany hedJost about $6,000 a year from
the petering out of the shipyard in
Groton. for the accommodation of
which the company had put $15,000 in
to the lower ferry slip, which is a
total loss, and $10,000 into the ferry
boat Midland, which was sold for $600
because of the great depreciation in
value of secondhand ferryboats after
the Slocum disaster. He showed the
committee that the ferry company was
doing its best as to service and rates,
and though it might be possible to re
adjust the commutation rates, it was
hardlv likely it could be done without
loss, as thev were very low now. a fact
which had developed in his son's tes
timony. COLLEGE THIEF.
Had Served a Term in the Massachu
setts State Prison.
Boston, March 23. An officer from
New Haven was waiting on the step
of '.he state' prison today when Lucius
Toapp, also known to the police as E.
Barring of Rockford. 111., finished his
three years' sentence for forgery and
the pair left at once for Connecticut,
where Rapp la wanted for theft from
Tale dormitories.
When the New Haven authorities
have finished with Rapp, It was Jtated
today, he will be taken to Princeton to
answer to a similar charge in connec
tion with the uoiTerslty there.
Private Officers Searching for the House Described by
Willie Whitla Occupant of Every House on Street
Car Line to Be Questioned Work of Tracing Kid
nappers Begins in Earnest Large Rewards Offered.
Cleveland. O., March 23. The sim
ple, childish habit of Willie Whitla ol
spelling out the names on street cars
may prove helpful to the police of
Cleveland in rinding the house in which
the boy was held a captive during his
enforced absence from home.
Detective Listens to Boy.
While the boy was seated at a table
today he began spelling street nomen
clature. Among others was the name
of a street car line in Clevelund. De
tective Ward, who was near the lad,
asked him what he meant by spelling
the nord which he had seen dixplayed
on the top of the car.
"Why, that's the name of the street
car which passed the hospital where
'Mr. Jones' kept me," answered the
boy.
Detective Ward at once communicat
ed the clue to the police in Cleveland.
Private detectives were sent here from
Sharon and Pittsburg to go over the
car line and look for the house de
scribed by Willie in his prattle. Chief
Kohler has issued orders to his mun to
question the occupants of every house
on the street car line and satisfy them
selves that the kidnappers are not now
or have not been concealed therein.
Police Have Description of House.
The polico have a description of the
house. From the lips of the kidnapped
boy have fiijlen from time to time a
few words about the place. The first
clew to the appearance of the house
and yard surroundiner it was given in a
letter written by Willie to his father
Saturday. The boy said the house was
surrounded by large trees.
Willi Was Hidden Under a Sink.
Willie told the detectives here today
that he was often placd in a large
clos.-t under a sink in the kitchen of
tl house, or "hospital." as he calls it.
When strangers came to the house, the
boy said he was placed under the sink
and warned to remtln quiet.
Activity Spurred by Large Rewards.
With the matter of the boy's safety
no longer in doubt, the police official,
supplemented by detec.ive agencies
spurred on by large rewards offered,
have begun in earnest the work of
tracing the kidnappers. The officials
are working independently, as .Mr.
Whitla has declared that he will take
no part In the search.
An Innocent Agent.
It Is thousht by t!ioe taking part In
the search that the house in which the
boy was held is located, near Bast
Thirtieth street which Is only one mile
from the clt' center. Druggist Un
Rer, in whose slore Attorney Whitla
obtained a letter giving final Instruc
tions for the piyment of the ransom,
and Mrs. n. A. Hrn.lrlckson. who was
in charge of the little candy store
where the money was paid, have been
closely questioned by the officials, but
little of value was learned.
The offi id- believe Mrs. Hendrlck
son was an innocent agent of the kid
nappers, and that the abduction was
conducted by two men and a woman.
JOLLIFICATION AT SHARON,
THOUSANDS IN PARADE.
Rejoicing Over tha Recovery of the
Little Wanderer.
Sharon, Pa.. March 23. The whole
borouph of Sharon turned out tonight
and participated In the demonstration
over the homecoming of Willie Whi'la.
who with his father arrived here so m
after noon today.
Big Parade.
A big parade was led by the Buhl In
dependent Rifles, a National Guard
company, and the Buhl Rifles' band,
both named for Willie's uncle, and
thousands of persons marched behind
them through the principal streets of
the town to the Wrhltla home, where
fully 5,000 persons assembled on the
lawn and in front of the house, cheer,
ing and giving every evidence of the
public participation In the family Joy
over the recovery of the little wan
derer. With the singing of the "Doxolopy"
by several thousand voices the demon
stration was ended.
Willie the Envy of Boy Friends.
Willie Whitla does not yet seein to
comprehend what he and his parents
have been through. He was out this
afternoon playing with his little
friends. He rode a bicycle, played
marbles and assisted in flying a kite.
He is the object of the childish envy
of every boy In Sharon tonight, any
of whom would be glad to have had
his experiences. Nothing has develop,
ed further today regarding hi abduc
tors. KIDNAPPERS CAPTURED,
RANSOM MONEY RECOVERED.
Working on Clue Given by Boy, De
tective Arrest Man and' Woman in
East Cleveland $9,790 of the Money
Found Beneath Woman' Skirts.
Cleveland, O.. March 23. In the ar
rest here tonight of a man and woma
having $9,790 in their possession the
police believe thev have captured the
kidnappers of Wiilie Whitla. In fact,
the woman In the case, who is some
what bef Jddled, admitted that she had
been responsible for the kidnapping.
When placed in custody at the central
police station she said to Captain Shat
tuck: "I am the one who planned the
whole thing ThTe will be trouble for
me and hell in Sharon tomorrow."
$9,790 Found on Woman.
Keneath the woman's skirts was
found $9,790. All of it but $40 was
bound in packages with the original
slips placed on the money when Whlt'a
took it from the bank still around it.
She Appears to Be Well Educated and
Refined.
Captain Shattuck and Detective
Frank Wood made the arrests in the
east end of the city. When near the
police station the man broke away
from Detective Wood and ran towards
an alley. The police official fired two
shota Into the air and the man stop
ped. Tha woman made no attempt to
escape.
The woman appears to be well edu
cated and is refined in manners. She
say she spent fifteen years of her Ilf.'
in a convent In Pennsylvania, but de
nies that she has ever been In trouble
before. Both the man and thA womac
deny that they know the name of en
other. They admit they are not man
and wife.
Both Prisoner Wra Drunk.
According to the police they wer
intoxicated when placed in custody.
Owing to their condition they were not
questioned closely by the police and
were locked in separate cells. Both
will be arraigned in police court to
m rrow on the charge of abduction, ac
cording to Detective Wood- Attempts
were made to communicate with Whit
la in Sharon tonight, hut he could not
l:r located. -The man ssys that he has
been a resident of Cleveland for seven
teen years. He claims to have a
mother and sister here.
Boy's Description Led to Arrest.
Captain Shattuck is said to have se
cured his description of the kldnappirj
from Willie Whitla and this descrip
tion ied to the arrest. Willie told Cap
tain Shattuck on -Monday that the
woman who kept him a prisoner had
unellpox scars on her face. The wom
an In custody has red spots on her
cheeks and appears to have had smil -pox.
She is a tall blonde, probably
25 years old. She was dressed In a
black silk skirt, a grsy coat and black
hat. The man Is dark and smooth
faced. Were Downtown Shopping.
Today detectives heard that a man
and a woman answering the description
of the kidnappers had been seen on the
outskirts of the city. They oarne down
town shopflng and bought numerous
articles of clothing, tendering $5 and
$10 bills in payment. It was learned.
IOter a report came that the people
had left a package in a downtown
store, which proved to consist of dis
carded clothing.
Captain Shattuck nd Detectlv
Wood trailed the man and womtl
around the business district of the city
for several heurs during the afternoon,
but delayed taking them Into custody.
Shortly after nightfall the police learn
ed that the two had rone to tha at
end of the city.
Th Arrt.
The police walked up Jbehind tha
pair, and Captain Shattuck took tha
woman by the arm. Detective Wood
securing the man. The couple stag
gered. Bay th police, as If intoxicated.
They made no protest grainst accom
panying th oflcers. The man waa
dowrrat and would not talk. Th won,
an ch.Uted with tha policeman at hf
aide at first and asked to be release.
Woman Planned th Kidnapping.
It was then she admitted having
planned the kidnapping. In the mean
time the man attempted to escap, and
the revolver shot of Captain Shathirfe
brought him to a tandstill. Whitla
says he has the number of th cur
rency bills handed the kidnapper, ana
the police re compering th note
found in the possession of the prison
ers with the memoranda of Whitla.
WOMAN IN THE CASK
HAS BEEN LIVING IN SHARON.
Had Intimate Knowledge of tn Whitta
Family Sentation Coming.
Sharon. Pa.. March 24 All Sliarea
people who wer up when the new
ca.me of the arrest In Cleveland wr
deeply Interested and suspicion began
to center at once upon a woman well
known here. While only meagre de
scriptions have been received, It Is be
lieved by many persons here thst th
woman arrested on suspicion of hevl'i;
been implicated in the Whitla abduc
tion case is from Sharon.
The woman suspected has not been
living with her husband for some tlm
but has tveen making her home here,
he is sail to have had Intimate know
ledge of the Whitla family and their
relationships and to have known that
Mr. Whitla would unquestionably give
up any amount for the recovery of hi
on.
If she Is the woman on whom sus
picion has centered here, the quoted
assertion that "there will be hell in
Aharon'' wa well founded. fof her ar
rest would cause a great sensation.
Nothing is known here aa to the iden
tification of th suspects.
PA8TOR JOHNSON
SHOT PASTOR 00 ELL.
Missouri Ministers Quarrel Over Busi
ness Affair With Fatal Results.
Lebanon. Mo.. March 23. Rev. M. I).
Johnson gliot and killed Rev. Solomon
Odell. following a quarrel at Russ yes
terday. Rev. Johnson Is pastor of til
Kree Will Baptist church and th man
he killed was pastor of the Cumber
land Presbyterian church. Johnson
surrendered.
Mr. Johnson, who is a capitalist a
well as a preacher, Is president of the
Laclede County Telephone company.
Recently some of the subscribers. In
cluding Mr. Odell, mad some com
plaints and a conference wa held yes
terday. A quarrel developed and later,
meetinv odell, Johnson spoke again of
the trouble. Witnessea aay that Mr.
Odell had an open knife In hia hand
when the other preached addressed
him. He closed th knife nd began
pulling off his coat. Then Mr. John
son drew a revolver and fired at Odell,
who fell mortally wounded.
, TORNADO IN TEXAS.
Great Property Damage In Laredo nd
Vioinity,
Iwiredo, Tex., March 23. On person
was killed, four othera were Injured
and large property damage waa caused
by a tornado which wept through
Iaredo and vicinity tonight, destroy
ing all wire communication to th
north of Laredo. The casualties oc
curred when the roundihouse of th
Mexican National railroad waa demol.
ished.
48th Ballot Tor Senator, N Choice.
Springfield. 111., March 13. Th forty-eighth
Joint ballot of the Illlnohi
legislature for United States senator
today resulted in no choice. Th vote
for th four leading candidates was:
Hopkins 7, Fosa 16, Shurtteff 1$,
Stringer 40.
Mining Man Found In Insan Asylum.
West Liberty. O., March 2J. After a
search in all parts of the wocM. Oten
Prater, aged 20. son of a waalthy
farmer of this place, ha been located
In an asylum near London, England,
and will axrlv In Maw It 4t ra

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