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NMW'BIRITAIM HEM ALB Newi of the World Average Daily Circulation Week Ending Q O yf 1 March iUiUiCi 5 i - Ixion .... ; a . r, mm NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1923. -TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES PRICE THREE CENTS 2 YOUNG WOMEN BRUTALLY SLAIN; BODIES DISCOVERED ON LONELY STA TEN IS. ROAD Both Had Been Stabbed and Their Throats Cut One, Married, Lived in Jersey City, Other Was From Utica Police Believe That Murders Occurred Elsewhere and Bodies Were Thrown From Passing Automobile Husband Being Ques- ; tioned. , BALTIMORE RANKED AS SEVENTH CITY IN II. S. Census Figures Put Boston Eighth N. Y., Chicago, Phila. and Detroit Lead New' York, April . Miss Bessie McMahon of Utica, N. T., and Mr. Irene Blandlno of Jersey City, N. J., were found murdered : with ; their throats cut along an isolated road side at Dongan Hills, Staten Island, early today. The police believe they . were murdered elsewhere and thelf bodies thrown, from an automobile. Identified By Artificial Leg. " Mrs. Blandlno, who had . an arti ficial leg, was identified through the finding of a receipt for the limb. Miss .McMahon had' been visiting her at her, home in Coles street, Jersey City, according to the police. , , The receipt was issued, by John N. Escher, New York artificial limb man ufacturer. , Mrs. Blandlno had vls ; ited his shop last Saturday to have the leg adjusted. Husband in Saloon Business.. ; ' v Mr. Escher said she had told him that she -was married four years ago, wlien she was 15 years old. Her hus bands a barber In Jersey City, told ltlm ast week, he said, that. he .had gonoj into "the saloon business," in Jersey City, Mrs. Blandlno, Escher a,Vd, always, wore expensive. Jewelry. - j -a Stabbed to Back, ; ; j Mrs. Blandino's throat .bore three separate wounds and theie was a long slash in her back. A long slit ' had Veen cut : In the back of . her expen'- sive fur' coat by the assailant's knife. , Thq body of Miss McMahon also bore wounds on the back in addition te those at the throat. Her top coat, however, had not been cut and the ' police think the garment must have been put on the body after,, she had been slain. ..:'. Butcher Knife I'sed The- slayer's weapon, a long thin butcher, knife, of the type known as a trimmer was found Jn a clump of bushes a few feet from the bodies. It was bloodstained, but appeared to be comparatively new. y - Blandlno, found at'lils barber shop In . Jersey City, . taken to police headquarters for questioning. An assistant; Broyario dl Lorenc, told the police Blandlno had been perturbed because his wife and Miss .McMahon had been absent all night. Was Beautiful Girl ! Medical Examiner Lord said the young woman identified as Miss Mc Mahon was a married woman. 8he wore a wedding ring.. Dr. Lord said he believed her to be about 18. He added she had been one of the most beautiful girls he ever had seen. , Lorene said Mrs. Blandlno and Miss McMahon, who had been visiting at the Blandinos for about five weeks ; went together about 8 o'clock last night a short time after Blandlno had left the house, j Washington, April . Several changes in the relative size of the larger American cities are indicated by new census bureau figures pre pared on the assumption that growth conditions prevailing in 1920 in the various localities are continuing. Baltimore has gone ahead of Bos ton and new ranks at the seventh largest city of the country- Col urn bus, O., has passed Providence and now ranks 27th. Peterson. 49th city in 1920 has been forced out of the first 50 city class by Springfield, Mass. The estimates Include: New Hsjven,- 172,967: Bridgeport, not estimated; Hartford, 162,138. The estimates show probable totals as of July 1, 1923 as follows: New Yerk, 5,927,625: Chicago, 2, 886,121 ; Philadelphia, 1,922,788; De troit, 995,668; Cleveland, 888,619; St. Louis, 808,858; Baltimore. 773,850; Boston, 770,400; Los Angeles, 666,858; Pittsburgh, 613,442; San Francisco, 639,058; Buffalo, 536,718; Milwaukee, 484,695; Washington not estimated; Newark, 438,099; Minneapolis, 409, 126; Cincinnati, 406,312; New Orleans, 404,576; Kansas City, Mo.. - 861,819; Seattle, not estimated; Indianapolis, 340,882; Rochester, 317,867; Jersey City, 309,034: Portland, Ore., 273,621; Denver, 272,031: Toledo, 268,838; Columbus, 261,082; Louisville, 257. 671; Providence, 242,378: St Paul, 241,891; Oakland, 240,086; Akron, not estimated; Atlanta,., 222,963; Omaha, 204,382. ' OLESCAVICH CHARGE TO EE INVESTIGATED Hearing Also for Policeman Who Refused to Testify in Court STROKE IS FATAL TO ADMIRAL KNAPP Retired Naval Officer, Native ol New Britain, Dies in Hartford STRICKEN ON TROLLEY CAR Was Appointed To Annapolis By Sen tor Hawlry First Vessel Under His Command Was the V. 8. 8. Tennessee In 1911. Hartford, April 6. Rear Admiral Harry 8. Knapp, I". S. N., retired, was suddenly stricken this noon while on a trolley car and died while he was being taken to the Hartford hospital. , Admiral Knapp had entered the trolley car near his home on Farm- ington avenue. He collapsed while the car was on- tho way . down Asylum street. The car was stopped on rearl street In front of the Hartford Elec tric Light Co. and an ambulance was called. Was Born In This City Hear Admiral Knapp reached the retirement age in the navy on June 27, 1920. He was born in New Britain, Conn., June 27, 1856, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Knapp. The fam ily lived In Farmlngton avenue, Hart ford, many years. He was graduated from the Hartford high school in 1874 and was appointed to the tT. 8, Naval Academy by . Senator Joseph R. Hawley. Being graduated from the academy in 1878 he became a I . .DBA J 1 juiuauiyiuu.ii in ioou aim liuacu , .- -i-i,,. , . .. u u" . T The bird box or house was built by uitro.1, w nn;n i an zv nc w u.a uuiujimb TRIES TO BITE THROUGH ARTERIES OF HIS WRISTS Confensol Burglar Make lain At tempt At Suicide -ComlcnuiMl Hy His Pal New York, April (.After an all night grilling in which police say he confessed to 30 chain store robberies In Brooklyn, Edward. Dougherty gnawed at arteries of both wrists in a vain attempt to end his life. His arrest came after a confession by Ralph de Salvo, sentenced to Hlng Sing for ten to 20 years for robbery, who "squealed on his pal so as to got the dirty rat who tried to steal my wife because I was taking a trip up the river." BUSY BIDDER BUYS A BIRD BOX BOY BUILT Auction Held at Luncheon of Community Cam paigners Today A toy bird box made by Benny Richman of The Handy Carpenters' Junior Achievement club, of the New Britain Boys' club sold at auction to day for $11 to E. V. Pelton at the luncheon of the workers in the United Community corporation drive, while at the same time the total amount of money pledged raised the figures to approximately 12,000 higher than the amount reported on the closing day HEALTH BOARD KICKS ON 'NO WATER' ORDER Will Insist on Service Being Provided to Avoid 5 Nuisance ' ; If the water department carries out its announced intention of shutting off water service in buildings where water rentals have not, been paid . promptly, and as a result of that ac- , tion there is danger of a nuisance or , hardship being caused, the health de partment will Issue orders to have the 4 water turned on, ' Dr. K. P. Lee, su perintendent of the department, as serted this' morning, in answer to a query as to what the department's stand would be tinder those condi tions. Several days ago it was announced at the office of the water board that there are many delinquents. . on the books of the office,, and that it had , been decided that drastic steps. must be taken to ensure payment. . It was ,. stated that water service .would . be turned off in a few. days in the houses controlled by some of the delinquents. In many cases the houses are ten anted by persons other than the own- . era and in dome Instances the owners re not even In the city or within bounds of easy communication. - If the water was turned off the tenants ' and not the owners would suffer and in answer to the water board's sugges " tion that they move, It was argued that it Is not possible to get out of ; one tenement and into another sum ' morlly.' If required to go several days without' water, nuisance and hardship '' would be caused sufficient to warrant orders from the health - department ifor the return of water service, Dr. The first meeting of the discipline committee of the police commission will be held tonight at 6:30 o'clock for the purpose of Investigating a complaint made by Petetr Olescavlch that he had been assaulted by three members of the police force, Sergeant McAvay. and Patrolmen , Maurice Plynn and Patrick O'Mara. ' Olesca vlch was .placed under arrest late one night last month for operating a motor vehicle while under the influ ence of liquor. He was examined by a physician who declared that he was competent to drive a car. ' He was then discharged from custody by Ser geant Matthias Rival. The same day Olescavach lodged a complaint with the police boRrd that he had been as saulted by the policemen. The committee will also 1 invest! gate a complaint that . Patrolman Thomas Lee refused to appear in police court 'yesterday as a witness against a man who was charged with selling liquor. ' A raid was made on Lee's beat and It is said that he de dined to 'testify on the ground thHt he knew nothing against the reputa tion of- the place. . " It Is said that Patrolman Lee has reported his predicament to Alderman Pajewskl of the fifth ward, who has conferred with the mayor about the case.- The discipline committee is com posed of Commissioners E. A. Parker and T. F. Jackson. stoned on January 17, 1917. He be came a vice-admiral later in 1919 by reason of duty assignment. , His First Command. . The first vessel commanded by .Rear Admiral Knapp was the Tennes see on which In 1911 he took Presi dent Taft to Inspect the Panama can al then in process of construction. Rear Admiral Knapp was chief of staff of the Pacific fleet in 1907 and 908 and in 1917 and 1918 was mili tary governor of Santo Domingo. La ter and up till a short time before retirement he - commanded the Am erican naval forces in European wa ters. ";: :'- ',' " I . ,. Named As Investigator. When Admiral Sims criticized the award by Secretary Daniels , of the D..S. M. to Commander. David W. Bagley, the secretary's brother-in-law Hear Admiral Knapp was detailed by secretary to. visit London and inquire as to the British admiralty system of distinguished service awards. Rear Admiral Knapp was a member of several service and social clubs In New York and Washington. Benny at the Boys' club, at a cost of practically nothing. It was made, as is the policy of the Junior Achieve ment movement out of salvaged ma terials. Benny was one of a team consisting of three boys, the other two being Charles Biggie and Harold Sandquist, selected from a club of 35. -boys to demonstrate. He has demonstrated this work before both in New Britain and Springfield., The campaigners met as' guests of the directors of the Chamber of Com merce. As Benny finished telling how he made the box, John C, Loomis, president of the chamber, called out, "Will you sell the box, Benny?" "I'll say I will," was the immediate re sponse and Benny ran his own Hi tie auction sale right there.; Bids strrted at 25, cents and climbed Up siVaptdly heiCould berdl keep track m, :.:!. I ...... . 102 Million Increase in January Imports to U. S. Washington, April Preliminary estimates of the commerce depart ment today valued imports of the United States during January at $319,. 000,000 or $102,000,00) more than the imports in January 1922, and $26,- 000,000 In excess of imports during December. . 4,000 IN FIFTH WARD MAY SEEK U. S. CITIZENSHIP Alderman PaJewsM Arranges for New Americanization Clasecs If School Can Be Secured ,. Alderman Tcter J. Tajewski of the fifth ward, has arranged With James E. O'Brien, director of continuation schools, for the opening of American ization classes at the Bartlett school if the use of the school building for that purpose can be secured. The alderman reports that there are nearly 4,000 men and women in the fifth ward who will probably be admitted as electors within a few years. They are now being educated tn Amorlcan citizenship through the Polish American ' Independent Po litical club and by fifth warders who have taken an Interest In Americani zation work. - New York State Exemption Of Building Tax Upheld New York, April 6. The appelate division of the supreme court today unanimously reversed the decision ot Justice Tierney, who declared the state tax exemption building law un constitutional. The opinion which was written by Justice Victor J. Dawling, declares that the legislation grant ing tax exemption ' "was wise and Justifiable and is free from the taint of unconstitutionality.". Rackllffe. - Mr. Pelton bid $1 more, Mr. Rackliffe declared a $10 limit and the box was awarded to Mr. Pelton for $11. Benny .immediately present ed the $11 to the drive. The total reports showed pledges received to the amount of $29,071.90, as compared to something over $27, 000 when the drive closed last year. The total number of new pledges re ceived this year Is 1,439, 15 new ones were added to t'ie report of Dr. Ger trude J- Kinsella, bringing her total from 19 to 34. Team Number 24, Captain Mrs. B. B. Bassette still continues to main tain its average of over $1,000 a day since the drive started. This team was awarded the blue banner today for the highest amount pledged, and Team No. 10, Captain Logan Page, qualified to retain the blue banner, awarded yesterday for the highest number of pledges. The reports were as follows: . Teams and Amounts nooeived. New Amount Pledges Pledged 1. Max Coe 9 CLEAN 0. 0. P. SWEEP IN THEFIFTH WARD Democrats Minns Candidates lor Common Council Positions, PRICE OF SUGAR RAISED AS ' TARIFF COMMISSION BEGINS WORK ON GETTING AT CAUSE MORA HAS WITHDRAWN! Nominee Kays He is Absent From City Greater Pnrt of Time Kgan In formed Positively His Name Is Not On Voting List. The democratic ticket went to the printers this morning without a single nominee from the fifth ward, a cau cus In that district Tuesday evening having decided that the republican nominee for alderman, Peter J. Pa- Jewskl, should be endorsed; William K. Egan, a nominee for councilman, having been found to be not on the voting list, while William Slkora, the other nominee for councilman, has withdrawn due to the fact that he is seldom in the city. The democratic town committee was authorized at the city convention last night to fill any vacancies that might exist qji the ticket, but it was not until this morning that announce ment was made of Slkora's with drawal. It became known yesterday afternoon that Egan, through a mis understanding, had never' been an- mltted as a voter, although his appli cation was in the hands of the regis trars of voters last March within the time limits. Clear Path for G. O. P. These facts assure the fifth Want republican nominees of election. They are, besides the alderman whose can didacy was endorsed, Albln Backiel and Stanley Karplnski, both of whom now have a clear field although their candidacy was not formally endorsed. The last two have not previously held public office. Alderman Pajewski ts rounding out his first term. Egan was surprised yesterday after noon to find that he was not on the list. He said he was given to under stand .by certain leaders of the demo cratic party that his application had gone through the regular channels and he was eligible to vote. Egan Advised By Lawyer Tha fifth ward nominee retalnea attorney Thomas F. :McDonough to determine his rights and was advised Oial'-ji'htlg'ttee nominate of itself mi. ot atJ?. lie could ne' jbe elected and., take office unless a special ses sion of the board of selectmen is held before , election day. Attorney Me- Donough stated today that the demo- ratie town committee had not sent the name of Egan to the town clerk's office wihin the required time anaj that he could not now, under any con ditions be a candidate. Old members of the party say that People Will Demand Harding Again, Says Vice Pres. Coolidge C - vw 1 CALV1X COOLIDGE (Continued on Page Twenty-Five) Washington, April 6. Vice-President Coolidge today predicted that President Harding's renomination and re-election would be demanded by the people because of the record of his administration. The vice-president declined to pre diet what his attitude would be to ward a re-nominatlon as Mr. Hard ing's running mate, indicating that he did not regard the present as op portune time for discussion of the subject. It was explained at Mr. Coolidge'e office that he had made his position regarding the presidential nomination clear because of numerous questions addressed to him and because of re cent newspaper speculation involving his name in connection with the par. ty'S 1924 ticket.- He eeut this telegram in reply to a questioner who asked whether he be lieved - President Harding would be renominated and whether he himself would again become a candidate for the vice-presidency: "I believe the people will demand the renomination and re-election of President Harding because of the sreat record of achievement under his leadership. "I have no announcement to make at this time of my own plans for the future." NATIONAL BANK CALL Washington, April 0. The comp troller ot the currency today issued a call .for condition of all banks at th close of business on Tuesday, April S. Deserted by Family, Portland Man Hears Judge Impose Life Sentence Sjogren, Who Murdered His Brother in Argument Over a Quarter in 1913, Was Harassed By Guilty Conscience. 2. Fred Housmann 3. Frank Woods . 4. George Christ . .5. D. L. Bartlett 6. Harry Traver . 7. R. McCutcheon 8. Carl Newmartn 9. George Bean . 10. Logan Tage . , 11. F. W. Macom- ber ........ 12. Maurice John- Bon 18. 14. Fred Rackliffe 15. Dr. Fred Lee . 16. John C. Loomis 17, James O'Brien 18. Frank Shields 19. P. J. Smith . . . 20. C. W. Wilson 21. Dr. Gertrude Klnsella .... 22. Mrs. H. C. War ner .' 23. Mrs. Catherine Wilbor Smith 24. Mrs. : B. Bas sette 24 no 9(1 81 . 57 105 102.00 58.50 256.15 341.00 395.75 42.75 48.75 151.75 415.00 Mail Bandit, Believed Escaped, Really Gets Away Today After Discovery in Hospital Cellar Three of Five New York Refiners Advance Rate 20 to 25 Points, In crease of 1-4 Cent Over Yesterday's Figures , Washington Probers Start Drafting a Preliminary Statement in Reply to President's Request for Information. New York, April . Three of the five local refiners today advanced the price of refined sugar 20 to 25 points. " the quotations ranging from 8.90 to 9.26 cents a pound an Increase of ap proximately 1-4 of a cent above yes terday's prices. Commission Starts Work , . Washington, April 6. The tariff commission today began the drafting of a preliminary statement covering the sugar price situation in" reply to the president'!! request for informa-' tion on that subject. It was Indicated that probably a week would be con sumed in getting together .certain statistics which the commission can obtain from government sources. ' The members of the commission said however that the statement on' which they are working would cover in 'the main patent facts taken front market records and other easily-ac cessible sources. It is not intended to tane the place of the more coraorp. hensive report on which field Investi gators are engaged and which will in clude statistics of production costs and other items entering into the gen- . erai price situation. This resort probably will not be ready for several Neither is it expected' that the nr. limihary statement will attempt to fit responsioiuty for the recent raDld In creases In prices. 36.0C 34 13 10 394.00 82.00 234.00 228.75 60.00 3.29.00 802.00 109.00 473.10 906.75 Day's total 680 . Middletown, April (.Joseph L. Sjogren, who killed his brother. Gus ts f, in Portland January 8, 1918, to day pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree and was sentenced to life Imprisonment by Judge C. K Avery In the Middlesex county su perior court. The grand Jury In dicted Sjogren for first degree mur der. The man had - confessed .his crime. The court session was short. State's Attorney Inglls related the story of the crime and Dr. Roy L, Leeks, su perintendent of the Connecticut State Hospital, testified that from an exam ination of Sjogren lie was convinced that he was sane. No relative of the man whs in court so far as was learned. : The court room was fairly well filled. Sjogren, in his confession after his arrest re cently in Hamilton, O., said that he had had a quarrel with the brother over a quarter of a dollar. He hit the brother with a revolver butt and then shot him four times. He hid the body in a heap of stones and two days later left town. The body was found but no trace of Sjogren was found until he voluntarily sur rendered himself at Hamilton. He was brought back without objection. Sjogren had said that his conscience had worried him and this fact led him to give himself up. Tho case of Julius Land Indicted for murder In the second degree will be railed next Wednesday and 100 talesmen have been called. , $4,965.25 Total to date ....1439 $29,071.90 Amonrf the contributions received was one of $200 from the New Britain Lodge of Elks and one of $26 from the Russwln Girls' club, $18 from the four groups of Junior Achievement girls and $11 from Benny Richman for his bird box. Demonstrations were given by a group of girls who compose the Sey mour Junior Achievement team, lead- Ler. Mrs. H. C. Warner. The C. J. White manufacturing RELIEYEDJOFLIQUOR Passengers on Liner Arriving Today Find They Cannot Bring Customary Quart Into' Country. New York, April 6 When the Ara guaya arrived today from Bermuda 75 passengers each were armed with a quart of liquor. When customs guards began col lecting Ihe bottlns, the tourists mur mured "for medicinal purposes" and produced newspaper clippings of re cent date stating that Surveyor of the Port Whittlesey had ruled a quart was admissible for invalids. Tho voyagers' faces fell when they were Informed the local customs rul ing had been cancelled by Washing ton. Each faced a $5 fine. Chapman, Million Dollar Robber, Mysteriously Dis appears When Guard Temporarily Leaves Him to Revive Fainting Nurse. SUICIDE IN CEMETERY. New Haven Man, 53, Drinks PoLson Near Graves of His Parents Lived With Daughter at Morris Cove. : Merlden, April 6 The body of Wil liam H. Barrows, 53. of 165 Townsend avenue, ew. Haven, was found near the graves of his parents in Wert cemetery in this city early today by factory workers. He had committed suicide by drinking poison during tha night. Identification was made by a . brother, Charles A. Barrows, living nearby. The dead man left Soulli Meridcn 20 years ago after separating from his wife there and had since lived with his daughter, Mrs. Archie ' oung of Morris Cove. The body was. removed to an undertaking establish ment by permission of the medical ex aminer and Mrs. Young was notified. The brother here had not seen Bar iows since last summer. His former wife still lives in South Merlden and is married again. 27 HURT IN WRECK (Continued on Page Twenty-Five) THE WEATHER o Hartford. April 4. Voroist for New Britain ami vicinity i Fair, somewhat colder tonight. Saturday fair, not much change In temperature; fresh westerly winds. Engineer on Wrecked tywa Train t'n fouples Locomotive and Speeds on to Secure Assistance, Marshalltown, la., April 6 Twenty- seven persons were Injured, three probably seriously, In last night's wreck of a Minneapolis-Kansas Citv passenger train on the Chlcagq Great Western, three miles east of this city. Four of the seven cars making up the train turned over on their sides. William Newlove, engineer of the. wrecked train uncoupled hln locomo tlve ana two cars, which were not derailed, and started for Marshall town for aid. Half way here the two cars were derailed. Uncoupling his engine Newlove speeded on to bring renei lor me injured. MASS. MILLS .RAISE PAY. Htchburg, Mass., April . An nouncements of 12 1-2 per cent wage increase effective April 30 were made today by the Orswelt, Nockege, Grant and Kitchburg yarn mills of this city. Approximately 1S00 employes are affected. LEWIS REPLACES KIKRHY New York, April 6. Reginald M. Lewis of Grenwich, Conn., is expected to take the place of Oswald Klrkby of Englewood, N. J., w-ho announced yesterday he would be' unable to go to England to compete as a member of the Walker golf team. Athens, Ga., April 6, (By Associated Press). With his loot propped against a brass rail beside the boiler In' the basement of the hospital from which he. was thought to have es caped oil Wednesday night, Gerald Chapman, loader In the million dollar moil robbery in New York 31 months ago was n.early captured today by Harry Bishop, a guard from the At lanta penitentiary. Makes His Getaway, Bishop, in giving attention to Miss Estolle Scott, a nurse who . nccom pained mm when the discovery was made and who thereupon fainted, told Chapman to go back to his room. A few minutes later, however, when Miss Srott had been revived Bishop was unnblc to find the missing crlm inal. An Immediate soarch was in stituted, but brought no results. The Gallant Bandit. i ne discovery ot Chapman was made when Bishop, who Is on duty guarding a federal prisoner now in the hospital, started for breakfast with Miss Scott. In passing toward the kitchen a view of the boiler room disclosed Chapman. Bishop and Miss Scott descended to him. He arose and offered Miss Seott his chair when the nurse fainted. Offered First Aid. Chapman, according to the gUHrd, immediately offered to give her first aid. Bishop said he told Chapman that inasmuch as he was too weak he should go on up to his room. Chap man left Bishop with the nurse, and after he had revived her he went up to see after the prisoner. No trace of Chapman could be found, however. I and an Immediate soarch was unsuccessful. Chapman, escaped from his room Wednesday night In a suit of clothes belonging to his guard, when the guard had stepped out for a moment. He was recuperating from gunshot wounds received when he was cap tured here last week after a sensa-, tlonal esoape from the Atlanta fed eral prison. i New Haven, April 6. William H. 1 Barrows who died In a Merlden cem etery today, reported to the police here Wednesday night that he had,, been held up at Grannis Corner, near I ins iiuinc wvunesuay mgni ana roll- bed of $23. He claimed three men who stopped him, had guns. As the corners, while within the town limits ' Is not under Jurisdiction of the city police the holdup was reported by the latter to the constables in this annex. , RIVER STANDS AT 16.9 FEET This is Rise of Nearly 10 Fet-t Dur ing the Pat 48 Hours Hood Crest Probably Some Time Tomorrow Hartford. April fi. The Connectl cut river stood at 16.9 feet above low water mark hftre this morning cording to the official report of the local station of the United states weather bureau. This Indicates a rise of nearly ten feet in the 4s hn, ted ending this morning. Forecafter W. W. Nelfert predicted a slow hut steady rise today with the flood prob. amy cresting sometime tomorrow between 17 and 18 foot. Last niirhf rains swelled tributary stroams and the Park river which discharges at Hartford was running a torrent todav. The precipitation here amounted to about 1 1-2 inches according to offi cial report. British Steamer Aground In Fog on Cape Cod Today; Chatham, Mass., April 6. The Brit jsh steamship Competitor, a freighter of 2,200 tons, ran ashore on (.'hps Cod near Nausct today In a fog. The steamer, at first believed to be a runt runner, was apparently light. The Competitor was last reported at Searsport, Me., on March JO after a voyage from Port Talbot, Wales. Fh was under command of Captain Bauin. The Competitor was high and dry at low tide, and the coast guards from the N'susct station were able to walk out to her.