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NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUTTUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1914. TWELVE PAGES.
ESTABLISHED 1876.
NEW
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BUN
CAUCUS
TO BE STORM CENTER
Record Breaking Attendance Expected
v At Arch Street Armory.
AUTOS AND TROLLEYS FOR VOTERS
All Candidates Straining Every. Effort
' to Get Supporters Out Mayor Hal
loran to Tender Banquet to Demd-
cratic Delegates. '
The eyes of New Britain, will be
' turned to the state armory on Arch
, street and LeWitt's hall on Main street
- ' . J
' democratic caucuses will be held in
these respective places. , ; .
, Outside ; of - the fifty-one delegates
at the democratic ; gathering it is
doubtful if any other voters attend a
- all are interested in the ; three-eor-
tiered fight for the republican nomina
tion' for mayor which will be waged
On the floor of , the state armory. ; Jt
-"'"' promises to be .a political battle, that
-"j" will make history and will eclipse in
' numerical strength and hard work any
other political, race ever run in New
.Britain. . v, Y'v, ' V
, As may be 'seen from the statements
- - given to the Herald by Howard M.
. Steele, George A. Quigley and E. w.
-Schultz, the ; : candidates for mayor,
, ' each Is supremely confident of victory.
v However: nnno will lAr nn r thft
. - work to-get his friends to the. ballot
-boxes. " K ;: .
No Need of Walking. - '
, The candidates for the , mayoralty
C nomination wUT have , automobiles ' at
the disposal of 'their' supporters to
take them to the caucus. Mr. Schultz
has gone a step farther and has hired
eight special trolley cars' to take the
voters of the third ward, his strong
hold, to the armory. Two cars will be
run down West Main street to the ar
mory on each trip at" 6:45, 7:00, 7:15
and 7:30 o'clock: ;' v ri
t Opinions, heard at random on the
' street are at ., such variance that the
winner will-be. 'in doubt until the last
, vote is counted. Three persons,' in
terviewed in ' three minutes, 'have a
different opinion each as to " the re
sult. , It appears to be a matter of
h personal friendship' or . enthusiasm; V
';.'''' -:- :!.; IjOOpds'- vs. . Cveriii-:?'ff
Second only in ' comparison to the
. fight., for 'the mayoralty nomination is
' the battle between Bernadotte1 Loomis
. and Richard J; .Covert for the nomina
tion for tax collector. . Both candidates
have hustled Within the last Week and
nave, oeen, assured, or support from
ail sides. Both are in a - confident -imood.
; ' ". '
: In addition to the. mayoralty and
tax V collectorship nominations the
, ; caucus will choose a ' candidate for
city clerk, city treasurer, city comp
troller, a registrar of voters, two
members of the school board, two
candidates for. the board of relief
and four constables.. It is safe to pre
dict that Col. A. I Thompson, the
present incumbent will be nominated
f or ! city clerk Unanimously. ' A con
test is on between Registrar of Vot
ers 1 William H. Scheuy and William
Zei'gler for ' the nomination as regis
trar.. The former.' is said to have the
inside track. The ' caucus will open
at 7:3Q o'clock sharp " and accommo
dations for the overflow will be
found in" ; the Union laundry building
across the street. ' ! . '7..' ';"
Ten voting . booths ' have been
'erected to accommodate the elector?.
Entrance to hall will be by the front
door and exit from the hall by the
side doors. Chief Rawlings tiasde
' tailed fourteen policemen to preserve
order. There will be no nominating
speeches either . in the maj'oralty ojr
tax collectorship contests.,
' Caucus Officials. . 1
Judge J. E. Cooper will be chair-,
man of the caucus and Councilman C.
Harry Barton will ' be clerk. v Other
Officials will be: : : -
Checkers First ward, ; Jacob Wie
gand of No. 71 Wallace street,
Charles H. Bruemmer of No. 10 Mad
ison street; Second ward, W. H. Bish
op of No. 112 Fairview street, Sam
uel E. Magson of No. 183 Maple street;
Third ward, Andrew ' S. Parsons . of
No. 144 , Lincoln street, L. B. Wil
liams ' of No. 172 . Lincoln street;.
Fourth ward, Fred Foster of No. 87.0
Chestnut street. Earl Kisselback of
No. 223 Chestnut street; Fifth ward,
Henry Zwick of No. 260 Washington
6treet, Lawrence Martin of No. 38
Grove .street; Sixth ward, Hadcliffe
Smith of No. 623 Main street.
Tellers First ward, John A. Do
lan of Cambridge street, Albert E.,
Church of Kensington avenue; f Sec
ond ward, August E. Wallen of v No.
258 Maple street, George. S. Talcott of
Franklin square; Third ward; ,SWJ. H
Judd of No. 25 Murray street,' Ray
mond Mazeine of No. 19 Murray
street; Fourth ward, W. Hi ; S,pittler
of No. ,351 Chestnut street, E. J. Skin
ner, of No. 277 Chestnut street v, Fifth
wardj Robert Kunze : of No. . 110
Cleveland street; , Sixth ward, W. H.
Watrous of No. 36 Francis street.
, Counters -George H Lampson of
No. 135 Columbia street, E. G. .Hurl
but of No. 248 Chestnut street, D. T.
Holmes of No. 47 Hart street; Lucius
H.J Taylor of , No.! 215 Maple " street,
'Frank G. Vibberts of Sunnyledge,
Harry Phillips of No. 316 Chestnut
street, James. Desmond- of. No 273
Washington' street, Ed wand M. Pratt
(Continued on Eleventh Page.) .'
KOCHERSPERGER IS
CALLED TO CAPITAL
Vice President of Now Haven Road
Subpoenaed to Appear at Com
mission's Hearing.
New Haven, Conn., April 7. H. M.
Kochersperger, a vice president of
the New York, New Haven and Hart
ford Railroad company in charge of
its finances and accounts, was served
with a subpoena today to appear
with other railroad officers and local
bankers before the interstate com
merce commission at Washington on
Friday next to give information con
cerning the Billard company which
bought stock holdings of the New
Haven company in the Boston and
Maine railroad.
The subpoena appears to be broad
er in its scope than . others which
have been served here In that It com
mands Mr. Kochersperger to pro
duce books and accounts of the Bil
lard company, the New England Se
curities company which held trolley
properties in Massachusetts, the New
England Navigation company which
holds the marine properties of the
New Haven company, and also books
and accounts of the New Haven road
Itself.; Mr. Kochersperger has been
granted leave of absence as vice
president until July 1 when his resig
nation becomes effective. ,
NEW BRITAIN "YANKEES"
ATTACKED 8Y DR. OilAN
Writes Stirring Political Ar
ticle in Swedish Lutheran
Church Paper.
The "Yankees" of New Britain are at
tacked openly in a strong political ar
ticle " published in the current issue
of "Tempelklockan,"- the. Swedish Lu
theran church paper, which is edited
by Rev. Dr. S. G. Ohman. That they
have not shown an inclination to give
the people of foreign birth a , fair
chance in politics is the sense of the
pastor's review, and he suggests, that
it is high time that some Swedish res
ident be given an office of respon
sibility in the 'city building. V
Taking for an illustration the won
derful progress during the past few
years of the; locai" Polish contingency,
incidentally paying a tribute to Father
Bojnowski, and attributing the same
to mutual co-operation, Dr; Ohman
makes an acdent plea to his country
men to work together.: Such action,
he writes, will gain a stronger stand
ing in this municipality for the Swed
ish people. ' 1 v - -
The "Yankees" have, from time to
time, betrayed the poor judgment of
considering themselves , as the only
Americans, asserts the pastor and, in
the pursuit of their ambitions have
trampled upon all others whom they
branded as mere foreigners. They
have even taken It upon themselves
to act as , the political guardians of
these aliens, it' is explained, and, as
a means of receiving the support of
the so-called foreigners, the "Yan
kees" , have taken into' their confidence
a few representatives of the. European
races and have conferred upon them
the privilege of acting as their errand
boys to secure votes for them or their
candidates. . ' , . x
If then, . one of these foreigners
has taken as firm' stand, asserted his
rights, demanded acknowledgement
and evinced a desire to do something
for the advancement of his race, bitter
cries of "unreasonable demands" hjivb
been heard from every side. Even the
Swedes have fallen prey tQ. this pro
cedure, says the clergyman. . '-
Reference is made in the article to
the fact that City Clerk Thompson
turned down a Swedish candidate for
the position of deputy clerk last year,
insinuating . with a touch of irony, that
even an assistant's capacity has been
adjudged too good for a Scandinavian.
The republican . party has always
claimed to own a monopoly on the
Swedish-American vote, , states tin?
writer, but very seldom has it com
pensated any one of the , sons of the
land of the midnight sun, with ap
pointment to a decent office. The
people should wake up to these facta,
he asserts, and express their senti
ment in regard to them at the polls.
That the Lutheran clergyman has
watched activities in the republican
party during the winter is evidenced
by the reference he makes to the
Dutch suppers. He informs his read
ers that several candidates have been
hungering for the mayoralty nomina
tion and comments humorously, that
they must have been ravenously hun
gry judging fromthe number of Dutch
suppers which have been held. It 13
to be presumed, however, that there
has been, more talking than eating
at these affairs, he adds.
Regarding the coming election, Dr.
Ohman, gives Mayor Joseph M. Hal
loran his hearty endorsement and pre
dicts a victory for him by a large
majority.
It may seem that thepublic is en
titled to a' more lengthy explanation
of his change from the republican to
the democratic party, says the pastor
in another article. He does not con
sider that action so important as to
necessitate an interpretation at this
time when his arguments mijsht seem
ati attempt to affect the remit of
the election. - ;
WILL DECIDE
FATE OF SALOONS
324 Townships in Illinois to Settle
tqoor Traffic Today. '
SUFFRAGETTES RUN FOR COUNCIL
ilTxtra Heavy Police Details ... on
Duty in Chicago Wards Where
Contests Arc Close Groat Incite
ment Prevails. v
Chicago, April 7. Upon the votes
today of women depended the fate
of more than 3,000 saloons in Illinois
outside of Chicago. In 324 town
ships in sixty-seven counties tley
went to the polls to express their at
titude toward the liquor traffic.
Fifty thousand down-state women
were eligible, to vote. If there was
any hope that, inclement weather
would keep the women in their, homes
it was blasted by the eariy returns.
The local "option question was not
voted on in LaSaile , county, Judge
Craig of the state supreme court hav
ing last night issued a1 writ of super
sedeas preventing consideration of
the proposition.
Fighting Was Frequent. ' ;
At Pana, Christian county, the peti
tion to place the local Option question
on the ballot was thrown out by court
action and a new one was filed, but
so late printers were compelled to
work all night to get put new ballots.
Several men tried to break , through
the guard which the anti-saloon
forces placed about the printing shop
and fist fighting was frequent.' ,Twen
ty-one saloons are .involved in the
county. -
Every available policeman and a
large force of extra, deputy sheriffs
were sworn in and placed on guard
at the polls at Springfield to prevent
threatened trouble. Anti-saloon work
ers asserted that 200 saloons in the
capital would be voted ' out of ex
istence before nightfall, and feeling
was running high.
Defeated In Past.
At Bloomington, Quincy and Free
port local option has i been defeated
in the , past by a small majority and
the enemies of the saloon were de
pending upon votes of the women to
win for their cause. ;
For the first time in Chicago women
today went - to the polls and enjoyed
equal rights with the men -Inr -ttn al
dermanic election. ' . . !. ;
:t More; than . 217,500 women had
registered, and election', officials esti
mated that more than eighty per cent,
of those registered woudl vote today.
The number of men registered totalled
455,283. - . ,,h ':, I,-".;'
For fear that many of the women
might spoil their ballots in casting
their first vote, nearly a half million
extra ballots , were , distributed at the
pells. Fresh ballots were given, to
those who requested them.
Police Details on Duty.
Extra heavy police details1 were on
duty In several of the wards where
there are close contests. '
Although twelve important proposi
tions appeared on the ballot besides
names of the aldermanic candidates,
most of the interest in today's election
was in the success of the eight, women
candidates for council and the general
result of the women's vote.
One of the propositions voted on
today provides for the building of a
comprehensive 1 subway system at a
ccst of $130,000,000.
The polls opened at 6 o'clock and
closed at 4 o'clock.
BOY'S BODY FOUND.
Leopold Kowalski of Bristol Was
Drowned in Dirge's Pond.
Bristol, Conn., Aprii 7. The body
of Leopold Kowalski, seven years old,
was recovered today from Birge's
pond, where it had been under the
ice since February 1. when he was
drowned with Stanley Kowalski, six'
years old, a cousin. The body was
found by friends who were dragging
the pond. The police started, dragging
yesterday and were to resume today.
In the meantime a party of friends
took up the search. It is expected
that the body of Stanley will be re
covered shortly, possibly during the
afternoon.
DRCISION HELD UP.
Grand Rapids, Mich., April 7.
Decision in the suit brought by the
Chicago Federal league club to en
join Catcher Wm. J. Killifer, Jr., from
playing with the Philadelphia Na
tional league club or any club except
the Chicago Federals will not be re
turned for several days, according to
an announcement made today by
Judge Sessions in United States court
here.
t COUNTERFEIT DISCOVERED.
Washington, April 7. Discovery of
a: new $10 counterfeit national bank
note on the Crocker National bank
of San Francisco was announced by
the secret service today. The counter
feit i3 of the series of 1902-1908, and
is printed from photo-etched plates
and the back of the note Is 'very
blotchy.
EX -GOV. DRAPER ILL.
' Greenville, P. C. April 7. E. S.
Draper, former governor of Massa
chusetts, was stricken with paralysis
at a local hotpl today. His condi
tion is reported to be serious.
WOMEN
CHURCH DEDICATION
FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Second Adventists to Hold Exorcises
in Connection With Annual Life
and Advent Union Conference.
Dedication exercises for the recent
ly completed Second Advent church
on Church street will be held Friday
afternoon " at 2 o'clock. An interest
ing program will be carried out, the
details of which will be announced
later. These dedication exercises will
be held in connection with the annual
spring conference of the Life and
Advent Union which is to be held
with the local Adventists, commenc
ing on Thursday of this week. Dele
gates from this state, New York,
Massachusetts and New Jersey are
expected.
The regular services throughout
the conference are to be social ser
vices at 9 A. M., preaching at 10:45
A. M., preaching at 2:30 P. M., praise
service at 7:30 P. M., and preaching
again at 8 P. M. The Lord's Supper
will be observed on Saturday even
ing. A large number of preachers are
expected to be present and there
will be many interesting and instruc
tive addresses. Those who have at
tended the conferences of the Life
and Advent Union held in this city
in years past have thoroughly en
Joyed them. x. ;
All who are interested In the Sec
ond Advent of Jesus and kindred
theories should plan to take in as
many of . these services as possible.
All who go are assured of a cordial
and hearty welcome.
DYING MAN
NEAR RAILROAD
Savisky Probably Struck By
Late Berlin Dinky Last
Night. 1
New Britain's long list of casualties
due to, people walking on the rail
road :t tracks mill ' probably . be in
creased by one . through the death of
J ohn Savisky, aged twenty-one, of
345 Myrtle street, who is expected 'to
die at the hospital. He was struck by
a 1 train . last night on ; the Berlin
branch.
Savisky was found lying, beside
the westbound track at : 20 o'clock
this ' morning , by Alexander Litke,
Wight- -watchman at the-bbys,y"d"epart"-"
ment of the, State Trjide school. Litke
notified the police and Savisky was
taken to the hospital. . His right arm
had been cut off by , a train and his
right shoulder was crushed. It was
not expected that he could live
throughout the day at the hospital
this morning and his condition was
given as very critical. ;
When taken to-the hospital by Of
ficers McCabe and Malone in the po
lice ambulance Savisky was semi
conscious. It is said that he made
the statement that he was run down
about midnight.
Yard Master Walter L. Halliday of
the railroad made an investigation of
the accident today and believes
Savisky was struck by the 11:25 train
from Berlin last night. Savisky is not
"married.
WILL UNDERGO OPERATION.
Prof. Joseph D, Flynn of Trinity In
111 Health. 1
Hartford, April 7. Prof. Joseph D.
Flynn of the mathematics depart
ment at Trinity college, announced
today that he has secured leave of
absence for the remainder of the col
lege year and that he is soon to .un
dergo a serious operation. It. 'has
been known for some time that his
health is not, good, but the nature of
his trouble Is not made public.
He is one of the most popular
members of the college faculty.
MANY EXHIBITIONS PROMISED.
Washington, April 7. To date
twenty-nine foreign governments have
signified their intention of participat
ing in the Panama-Pacific exposition
at San Francisco next year. Notable
absentees are two countries which
heretofore have been most liberal ex
hibitors at all American expositions,
namely Great Britain and Germany,
but there is. every assurance that even
if the governments of those two coun
tries do not relent at the last moment
and recall their declination, there will
be thousands of British and Gerrhau
exhibits contributed by individuals.
IS RESTING COMFORTABLY.
Miss Lillian Nelson loiiiR Well After
Operation at Hospital.
It was reiported at the local hospital
this afternoon that Miss, Lillian Nel
fion of Pearl street was resting com
fortably after an operation for appen
dlctis, which she underwent this
morning. Her ultimate recovery is
expected within a short time,
Miss Nelson is the daughter of Ben
nett Nelson the well known mer
chant, tailor. She holds a position at
the offices of the Stanley Works, and
i decidedly popular there and about
the city.
WEATHER.
Hartford, Conn., April 6.
Rain tonight. Wednesday
probably rain or snow.
DISCOVERED
TRACKS
IK. WELLING TELLS
OF CRUEL ACTIONS
Wife Accuses Trinity Tostmctor
ef Maltreating Her.
TROUBLE COMMENCED IN 1912
Spouse Claims Husband Declared Ho
Was Tired of the Whole D
Hooker Family and Wished ..to
See Her in II .
Hartford, April 7. The contested
divorce action of Rosalie Hooker
Welling, daughter of Former Senator
and Mayor Edward W. Hooker,
against William C. Welling, an in
structor at1 Trinity college, went on
trial in the superior court today. The
charge is intolerable cruelty.
Mrs. Welling testified to her mar
riage on October 3, 1911, and said
she is twenty-one years of age. She
said they had their first trouble in
Washington, D. C, in April, 1912,
when her husband neglected her and
at a skating rink pulled a chair from
under her, injuring her. A similar
episode was in Hartford a month
later. She said that the following
July, ..while she was on a sofa "having
a crying spell," her husband put his
hand over her mouth, nearly smoth
ering her. In 'January, 1913, after
returning from a dance her husband
pushed her into the gutter, spraining
her ankle, and thathe then ran away.
She declared that her husband had
humiliated her by not noticing a
friend of hers and when she spoke
of it to him he secured a revolver,
brandished it, pointed it at himself
and then at her and said:
"One of us had better go!"
Suffered Many Indignities.
Another Instance of alleged cruelty
was the throwing of a broken sofa
leg at her. She declared she had
suffered many indignities as well as
cruelties.
, "Mr. Welling' was always cruel on
Sundays," said the wife. "He was
silent, cold and frequently angry. One
day when he was cutting bread ho
threatened me with a knife."
She said that when she told him
she was tired of paying for his cig
arettes he hurled a heavy book at
her. Once he pulled her hair .tell
ing her She looked like Bluebeard's
wife. . , One day, she. declaredhe
;faTbeav" it
sticking jthere, and the wound bleed
ing. ., . '
Tired of Family.
"On May 30, 1913, Mr. Welling said
he was going to leave me," said Mrs.
Welling. "I told him if he did it
would kill my father,, who had been
dangerously sick. Mr. Welling said
he did not care, he hoped it would;
he said he was tired of ' the whole
d Hooker family. He hoped to see
me in h ; he guessed we would
both go to h ; it was h to live
with me , anyway and he had had
enough of the whole Hooker fam
ily." Mrs. Welling declared that her hus
band had said he wished her dead; he
swore at her, told her he hated her,
and she was so afraid that she locked
herself in her room.
Lost Seventeen Pounds.
"I. lost5 seventeen pounds last
spring," she said.
Mrs. Welling said the final separa
tion was August 14, 1913. Her hus
band that day told her, she spent too
much time on her face and he was
tired of looking at it.
SOLD AT AUCTION.
Noiseless Typewriter Company Pur
chased by Joseph Mcrriam.
Middletown, Conn., April 7. Under
authority of Judge Edwin S. Thomas
of the federal court the Noiseless
Typewriter company was sold at auc
tion today on application of the re
ceiver. The property was bid ' for
in the name of Joseph Merriam of
this city, the amount offered being
$25,000, the lowest bid which under
the court's direction could be con
sidered. The sale was subject to
a lien of a mortgage security out
standing bonds of $200,000 and tax
liens to the amount of $2,450 with
accrued interest. The transaction is
subject to the approval of the court. '
The plan, it is said, Is to reorganize
with Mr. Merriam aa president and
John A. Ruffin, who was superinten
dent of the company, as general man
ager. '
BLACKMORE TO LEAVE.
Lyceum Company's Leading Man Go
ing to Springfield.
Willard Blackmore, who has been
the leading man In the Lyceum Stock
company for several weeks, has given
in his notice and will retire from
the company on Saturday evening of
next week.
It is understood that Mr. Black
more will go to Springfield, Mass.
Miss Sklrvln, leading lady at the
Lyceum, is entertaining her sister.
Miss Pearl Reed Skirvin of Oklahoma.
$750,000 FIRE IN ILLINOIS.
Decatur, 111., April 7. Fire early
today destroyed the Linn and
Scruggs Department store and the
Powers theater building, occupying
a whole block. The total damage is
$750,000. Several retail shops and a
hundred offices were burned out.
RISLEY FUNERAL
THIS AFTERNOON
Fraternal Brothers and Office Asso
ciates Act As Pall Bearers Body
Will Be Cremated.
Funeral services for Lincoln S. Rls
ley the late manager of the United
Electric Light and Water company,
were held at 4 o'clock .this afternoon
from his home on Maple street. The
Rev. Henry W. Maier officiated. There
was a large number of beautiful floral
offerings sent by the many friends
of the deceased and the pall bearers
were fraternal brothers and office as
sociates. They were Frank Johnson
and Robert Wilcox from New Britain
council, O. U. A. M., W. R. Sparks and
W. H. Crowell, from Harmony . lodge,
A. F. and A. M., George H. Dyson
and E. B. Proudman, from the Royal
Arcanum and E. L. Jenne and F. S.
Troup, from the office of the United
Electric Light and Water company.
Mr. Risley's body will be taken to
his home town of Waterville, N. Y
where It will be cremated tomorrow
at noon. '
FUNERAL HOUR CHANGED.
Late this afternoon the hour set for
the funeral of Thomas Cross was
changed,, making the time stated in
another column of this issue incorrect.
Services will be held from the home
at 9 o'clock and from St. Joseph's
church at 9:30 o'clock. .
DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR
YALE HONOR AWARD
Class of 1901 Establishes
Fund in Memory of Gor
don Brown.
' New Haven, Conn., April 7. De
tails were made public ' today of the
honor award, established at Yale by
the class of 1901 in memory of Gor
don Brown, a former member of the
class, who was a high stand man, be
ing a member of Phi Beta Kappa,
captain in his senior year of the
Yale eleven, considered one of the
best Yale football teams in . , years
and a member of the varsity crew. A
fund of $5,000 has been given to - the
university, a part of the income of
which is to be Used for the purchase
each year and presentation to a mem
ber of the junior class of the college
OfA suitable bas-relief 'medal or
other such article as may commend
itself to the judgment of the commit
tee of the class of 1801, or when this
shall no longer exist , to the commit
tee of award provided for...
"The balance of the Income of the
fund is to be paid during his senior
year to the Gordon Brown memorial
prize man for suci year as a gift, and
not a loan calling for repayment in
the future and without consideration
ag to whether or not the said prize
winner Is in need of financial assis
tance." ,
The memorial prize man Is ,to be
selected by the committee of award
from a list submitted by vote of
members of the junior class1 and shall
be a man who In the opinion of the
committee "most closely approaches
the standards of Intellectual ability,
high manhood, capacity for leader
ship and service to the university set
by Francis Gordon Brown."
WINKLE LOSES DOG.
Constable's Pet Fox Terrier Run Over
, by Berlin Dinky Train.
Constable Winkle today mourns the
loss of his pet fox terrier which "was
the smartest dog on Cherry street,"
he states.. The little beast was run
over and killed last evening by a
dinky at the Chestnut street cross
ing. The dog was a valuable one
and Mr. Winkle says he would not
have taken $100 for it
The first he knew of the dog's death
was .when one of the railroad officials
called him to the 'phone and said the
dog was cut in two beside the track
and asked what to do with it. The
owner was naturally angry and re
plied that they would gather up the
remains, take them to the Hotel Taft
in New Haven and serve them to the
officials of the system.
STORE CLOSED UP.
Tonl Amenta Is Sued by Snlvatoro
DiMauro and II. Maxen.
Toni Amenta' store at 72 North
street has been closed up by Constable
Winkle, who served two writs of at
tachment against the proprietor for
damages of $360 and $100 respective
ly. The $360 suit is instituted by
Salvatore DiMauro and ( the $100
claim is made by H. Maxen. Klett
& Ailing represent the plaintiffs.
Writ No. 1 is returnable before the
court of common pleas on the first
Tuesday In May and the second ono
is made returnable before Justice F.
B. Hungerf ord on April 18.
WOODS IS APPOINTED.
New York, April 7. Mayor Mitchel
today appointed ATthur H. Woods,
one of his secretaries, police commis
sioner. Mr. Woods, a young Harvard
graduate, former newspaper man,
Pkllled investigator and several years
ago a deputy police commissioner un
der Commissioner Theodore Bingham,
will take office tomorrow.
DESERVE BOARD TO
. BE NAMED S00
Final Steps of Regional Bank Orpj
izalfcn EiDccled Within 3 Monti:
PRESIDENT WILSOII STILL WIDE
Prominent Politicians Have No Pla
In Eligible List Being Consider
By Chief ExecuUvo Aspiranf
Names Kept Secret. (
Washington, April 7. By the til
final steps toward the organization
the twelve federal reserve banks ha
been taken, which is expected to
within another month, Presirdent W
son will send to the senate the nam!
of five men who, with the secreta
of the treasury and tle comptrolli
of the currency, will compose the fe
eral reserve board and put Into oper
tion the nation's new currency sy
tem.
Tho rrAMnt-' tn Aairt Viam n n A
termlned on a single name! He h
made no offers and really has not b
gun individual consideration' to at
extent. He has before him data co
cerning a long list of men who ha
been recommended to him as worti
of places on the board. In formats
about their qualifications, and pe
sonality has been carefully prepare
for the president so that he can b
gin the sifting process practlca
without need of further Inquiry.-
Names Kept Secret. .
Few people, perhaps less thi
a half dozen, know just wh
names are before the president, but
is understood that some of the bigge
men in the country are on the list. J
One of the reasons for extren
secrecy Is the uncertainty wheth
those who eventually will be offer!
places on the board will accept. Sor
or the men being considered recei.
salaries of $25,000 and $30,000 a ye
In their present positions In the flnaj
clal and business world, and wou
have to make sacrifices to take ti
salary of $12,000 allowed membe
of the board. .
Politicians Not Considered.
The president has not made up 1,
mind definitely on the character
the personnel of the board, but the
13 reasQAt.io believe that two men
banking experience, two men of . tl
business world, with a knowledge
finance, and an economist of recoj
nlzed ability will be -named. It is sw
to be quite possible that three bu
ness men, one banker and an eco
omist may be finally decided upq
though the trend is in faror of t
first named order.
One thing , is certain, and this
mat me men wno are u ie vivt
. A . 1 4 1 . '
uciii n cugivie iipi ate uui piuiuiiic
in politics.
No Weight In Selections.
r!f
iui noun uao u vvi & .
lltlcal considerations shall not wel.
in his selections. Already, it is ai
a man of big. business and banklj
experience who would have been n
ted for-the board has been eliminate
from consideration because of a brik
period of active participation
democratic politics.
" SOCIALIST TICKET.
All Places Not Filled Hut 'No Cautl
dates Are Endorsed. ;
tvi nHnlist nartv has filed U
following nominations for oity offlv
with tho city clerk: ,
. j Mayor Herbert N. Beebe.
. City Clerk Edwin R., Stoetznef.
Treasurer Samuel Miller., . ;
Tax Collector Gustave F. Ko
wig.
. Registrar Apolinar Oluekl.
3snAl Committee Mrs. ' Anna
Goodrich, John F. Strohecker. j
Selectmen George E. Watr
Richard M. Oumprecht. '
Second Ward Alderman. Alfred
Paternn.
Fourth Ward Alderman, , Soloro
sel. Richard Stumpf.
Fifth Ward Couneilmen, Iore
Koof. Emil E. Hansen.
i, ' W l- ..WAV. ' j
Karpinskl; councilman, Joseph A
rah am s. '
LEAVE FOR WASHINGTON.
Hartford, Conn., April 7. Secreta
L. H. Healey of the state board of
riculture left today .for Wahlngt
with the following ' youngsters
whom have been awarded prizes
$50 each for a trip to the nation
capital for success in corn raisin
Lafayette Robertson, Jr.,1 Manchi
ter, $50 presented by the Berlin Sta'
Fair; Merrill Healey, Woodstock, $fi
presented by Woodstock Fair fl
Windham county; Stedman Stori
Mansfield, $50 from Stafford Sprin!
Fair, for Tolland county; Leslie Ge
Hadlyme. $50 from Hon. Samuel Rii
pell, Middletown, for Middlesex count
TAIATOTT RUSSELL BETTER.
New Haven, April 7. Talcott
Russell, compensation comml5lor
for the third district, who has be
111, Is now convalescent, the latest t
ports of his physicians indicating t:
his condition is quite favorable. T
other commissioners are caring f,
Mr. Russell's duties for the third df

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