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THAT'S WORTH PRINTING ALL THE NEWS THAT'S WORTH PRINTING i Established A. D. 1790 Vol. mmtog S3& BRIDGEPORT, CONN.; FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1920 gmgggg jg f-ui4 &SSS New Series Vol. CXXVIII No. 5725 s ft i- Resolute Leads Shamrock In A Drifting Match Defender Outjockeys the Challenger on the Start and Gets Away 200 Yards in the Lead -Wind Very Light and Fog Comes Down Early in the Race. In a light wind varied by fog and thunder storms the yachts Resolute and Shamrock are battling for the world's yatching trophy today. When the fog bank which settled down soon after the start lift ed the Resolute, the America's cun defender was leading the Shamrock by half a mile hav ing increased the lead of 200 yards she had at the start. The race is of fifteen miles out and fifteen miles back and must be finished within six hours, if it is to be a race. The Shamrock because of her superior spread of sail gives the Resolute six minutes and forty second.; in time. At tne start the Shamrock bungled badly being over the line when the signal was given. As a result she was obliged to turn back and recross the line, the Resolute sailing away near ly a minute in the lead. At 1 :30 the yachts had cov ered only six miles of the thir ty and unless the wind fresh ens very much there will be Iio race today. At 1:45 the Resolate was felowly increasing her lead in a drifting match. Resolute led Shamrock by half a mile after 2 horrs of sailing, when the yachts hart covered ten miles of their 30 Inile course. A yachting armanda gathered off the hook today for the first America's cup raco In 17 years. Private craft, excursion boats and airplanes speeding southward across New Tork bay found nestling behind the great sand pit two sloops that are the pride of Britain and America Shamrock IV, challenger, with sleek preen sides, and Resolute, defender, dazzling in her coat of white. Aboard them were Captain William P. Burton and his crew of British tars, and Captain Charles Francis Adams, 2nd, of Boston, with his Tanked sailormen. White clad fig tires gazed aloft, scanning the heav ens for clouds that betokened winds Xavorahle or unfavorable. With the start set for noon from the Ambrose Channel light vessel, the rival skippers conversed with their navigators regarding weather and wind conditions which would deter mine the course to be set them by the race committee. They knew that the rules called for a windward and lee ward course of thirty miles but by the direction of the wind alone would the course charted. Both skippers were hopeful of bringing the races to a brisk and de cisive close with three straight vic tories but both were prepared to sail five races and to start all over again another day if a race was .declared off because the yacht failed to finish Within the six hour limit. With the Shamrock IV, because of her great sa.il area, giving the de fender a handicap of seven minutes and one second with possibly a sec ond more or less if re-measurement of the challenger's sails alters figures yachtsmen still were divided on the question of whether it was more blessed to give than to receive time. A ten knot breeze from the south west and a smooth sea prevailed at 8:30 o'clock this morning. In her almost barren hold the Shamrock stored her mascots. They comprise the wooden American eagle that was on the victorious yacht America, and boxes of four leaf clov ers from the I'nited States and Shamrocks from Ireland. Sir Thomas Lipton, making his fourth attempt to lift the bottomless pewter mug emblem of sailing su premacy of the sea, cast his eye to weather and remarked: If the wind will hold Its present trength I will ask nothing better ffcf my Irish challenger. The Sham rock IV Is a fine boat and I hope to win." Captain Burton had his crew up with the sun and before 6 o'clock a boatload of sailors were on their way from the tender Killarney to the challenger to remove sail covers end serd headsails up with-stops. "My opinion is that the first hour of today's race will tell the story of the America's Cup contest," said the Shaurock's skipper. "We will then kno what each yacht can do." Slipper Adams also had the Reso hit s crew early astir and ready to me sail. We should have no complaint to ipJce of this weather," said Captain ,Iams, "and I believe Resolute will ve a good account of herself." "Sir Thomas 'ship should make it nteresting," added the American skip per, ns he surveyed the green-bodied Shamrock from whose towering top mast fluttered Sir Thomas' flag. Many spectators who occupied coigns of vantage on the highlands to wit ness the contest were armed with tel escopes. OContinued on Page Bight.) OTHER WOMAN I- - . i- i. Miss Julia Schmitt, of Chicago, is believed to be the "other woman" in tho case of Carl Wanderer, self-con-fssed wife slayer. Miss Schmitt was courted by Wanderer, whom she be lieved a batchelor. FEWER DEATHS OF INFANTS THIS MONTH SO FAR The deaths of infants under 1 year of age for the present month so far is not very high, there having been only ten deaths recorded at the Bu rets h of Vital Statistics from July 1 to date. It is the usual happening at this time of the year for the infant mortality rate to be very high due to diseases incidental to the extreme hot weather which produces fatal sick nesses among infants. The records of the department for the past eight years show that there were 49 deaths of infants under 1 year for the month of July in 1912; 52 in 1913; 43 in 1914; 51 In 1915; only 31 in 1916; 3 in 1917; 51 in 1918, and only 25 for last year. The high mark of 1918 was explained by Health Officer rr William H Coon as due to the epi demic of the so-called "Spanish Influ enza. "The outlook for the present month is very encouraging so far," said Dr. Coon this morning. "We have given a lot of attention to the matter of re ducing the infant mortality rate this year and with only ten deaths record ed in the first half of the month it is Almost safe to say that the actual deaths of the entire month for this year will be lower than the 1918 rec ord of 25 which is the lowest the de partment has recorded in eight years." Chicago, July 15 Prices started deliveries of wheat, the first of such prices quoted in nearly three years. December delivery opened at $2.72 to $2.75. Estimates by traders before hand were that the initial figures tvould be about $2.80. Christensen Named For President By Xhe Third Party Chicago, July 15 The Farmer Labor party, born of a fusion of numerous political groups today had a platform and candidates. At -4 o'clock this morning its convention, after an all-day and night session chose Parley Parker Christensen, Salt Lake City attorney, and Max S. Hayes, Cleveland labor "leader, as its presi dential and vice presidential nominees respectively. Today a group of dissatisfied dele gates, formerly allied ith the com mittee of 48 met and considered plac ing their own ticket in the field under the Forty-eight banner. The Forty-eighters who remained in the Farmer-Labor convention were rewarded by seeing Christensen, chairman of the Forty-eight conven tion, selected to lead the fusion party, while the labor leaders contented themselves with the selection of their national chairman. Hayes, for second place Christensen's nomination served to weld strongly the elements remaining in the convention. One report was current that the dissatisfied Forty eighters would confine their activities today to organizing anew for a purely educational movement. Xot all was harmony In the fusion convention. Heated debate developed ... . - over the choice of a name. The Forty-eighters carried their unsuc cessful committee fight against the socialistic doctrines of the radical laborites to the floor. But the well laid plans were nullified by labor leaders who blocked adoption of a platform said to be satisfactory to Senator LaFollette. Forty-ighters charged the fusion party was "boss ridden by a clique." Amidst the uproar when delegates in every corner of the hall were olam- REGAN IS SLEUTH HEAD Many Changes in Police i Department Announc ed by Superintendent Flannagan When He Takes the Oath of Of fice This Morning. ' At 12 o'clock noon today, Lieuten ant Patrick Flanagan was officially ushered into office as superintendent of the Bridgeport police department, taking the place of John H. Redgate. who headed the local force since June 1, 1916. At the same time. Lieutenant Thomas H. Flood was in stalled as assistant superintendent, in place of Assistant Superintendent Charles H. Suckley, who held that office from January 23, 1917 until the present date. The change in chief officials of the department, which was brought by the retirement of Superintendent Redgate and Assistant Superintendent Suckley, was accompanied by one of the greatest shifting of general as signments that has ever occurred on the ' force. Captain John H. Regan, who has recently been in command of the iTotirth precinct station, will take the place of Captain Edward O. Cronan, a?i chief bf the detective bureau. Clonan's retirement became effective toay with those of Redgate and SuCkley. Captain Regan was appoint ed a regular member of the police de partment on April 15, 1899. He was made a sergeant on March 31, 1906. On March 15, 1911, he was promoted to the rank of captain, and since that time has been in command of the var ious precincts in the city. Captain Charles H. Wheeler, who was Si command of the Traffic bu reau for a number of years, and who lately has been in charge of the De tective bureau, will hereafter com mand the Second precinct station. Catflain Philip T. Plansfield, who is now in charge of the Second precinct, will so to the Fourth precinct as commanding officer where he will take the pice of Assistant Superintendent Thomas H. Flood. The Traffic division has been placed under the command of Captain Jas. Walker, whose promotion from the grade of lieutenant went into effect this ron. Captain Walker was ap pointed to the regular force on March, 23, 1906. He was made a sergeant on April 1, 1913 ,and a lieutenant on June 1, 1916. He was recently on duty in the First precinct under the command of Captain John O'Conaell. The following newly appointed lieutenants have been assigned to the following precincts: Lieut. Daniel Poland to first pre cinct, platoon A. Liettt. Joseph P. Coughlin to first precinct, platoon D. Lieut. John J. Flynn to second precinct station, platoon B. Lient. Alpheus Gouldon to third precinct station, platoon B. Seven new sergeants, whose promo tions also went into effect today have been assigned to posts as follows: Sergaant F. A. Salmons to First precinct, platoon B. Sergeant Ed ward Cassidy to First precinct, pla toon G. Segeant Thomas Kearney to First awecinct, platoon T. Sergeant John 8wyer to Second precinct, pla toon JL Sergeant Edward Wakeman to Second precinct, platoon C. Ser geant Robert Connors to Third pre cinct, platoon B. Sergeant Michael Arnoltfky to vice squad. Serjeant John E. Browne, has been appointed acting lieutenant and will be assigned to duty in the Fourth precinct, platoon A. (Continued on Page Eight.) oring to speak, Gilbert E. Roe, La Folleitfe's personal representative, sent in word that the senator would not under any circumstances become the party nominee on the majority plat form, adopted soon afterward. Eemeval of LaEollette strengthened the lborites control. The forty eightets trailed along through the rest of th session although once they tried to raise their voice in the pro ceedings and discourage adoption of the naane "farmer-labor" as a party desigation. They contended without succe that the "white collar slaves" and e"ste.m liberals, both small mer chants and professional men, would be driven away by what they de scribe as a "cliass" name. The fist of names placed in nomina tion included besides Christensen, Dudlaf Field Malone, Eugene V. Delbs, Henry Ford, Louis F. Post, Oovensor Lynn J. Frazier of Xorth j Dakota, and Jane Adams. Twerrty names were offered for vice presxmat but they were withdrawn one by one until only three were left Max 6 Hayes, Carrie Chapman Catt, Suffra?st leader, and Lester Barlow, leader of the world war veterans. Hayei received all except about a dozen Votes and the nomination was made unanimous. The convention ! then I The .w j.ne -iew party s presiaenual nom inee V"ls born at Weston, Idaho, 49 years ?o. From early life on a farm Christlsen, the eldest of five chil dren, plugged away at an education until graduated law at Cornell. He since Pas spent most of his time In Salt Lrtte City. Prio.- to 1912 he was ranked as a "dolli-rcr" Republican but allied, him self wlh the Bull Moose in that year. The Jath of that party sent iiim adrift end he said, he "sidled into the stall and voted for Wilson in 1918." DEMOCRATIC STANDARD BEARERS Governor James E. Cox of Ohio, Secretary of the Navy, photographed meeting in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, REDS FOR POLISH PEACE Paris, July 15 All condi tions laid down in the note sent to Moscow by Premier Lloyd George relative to an armistice with Poland have been accept ed by the Russian Bolshevik government, according to a Spa despatch to the Matin. BULLET SHATTERS VALUABLE GEMS New Tork, July 15 Three dia monds of a $10,000 collection bought from Tiffany & Company by Gunnel Munn of Radnor, Pa., were found shattered today by a .38 calibre bul let as they lay in the box in which they were delivered. Air. Munn bought the gems for his wife, who is a daughter of Deputy Police Commis sioner Rodman Wanamaker of this city. A hole in the red plush case show ed where the bullet entered. The shattered diamonds were worth $3,000. Police are seeking to deter mine whether the burlet was fired into the jewel case before or after it was delivered. The express company which de liveredthe gems disowned responsi bility in the matter, recalling that in September, 1919, a bomb was receiv ed at the home of Mrs. Rodman Wanamaker, wife of the police offi cial, from a former employe. Offi cials of the company believe someone had in mind the Wanamaker bomli and fired a shot into the Jewel box to ascertain if it contained explosives CAR HITS GIRL DOES NOT STOP Alighting ' from a jitney at the corner of Ellsworth street and' Fair field avenue at 11:15 o'clock last night Miss Ethel Breiner, 22 years old, of Ocean avenue, startjd to cross the street and when halfray across she was struck by an aiRomobile. The young lady was knocked to the pave ment by the force of the glancing blow and sustained a sprained left knee and abrasions of the right arm. ' The ambulance was called and Dr. Maxwell removed the patient to St. Vincent's hospital after he had ren dered first aid treatment. The driver of the car that struck the young lady did not stop after the accident. THREE HELD FOR AUTOMOBILE THEFT Stolen shortly after 8 o'clock last night from its parking place in Gold street, a Hudson sedan car owned by Angus Thorne, superintendent of the Charities Department, was recovered a few hours later in Mamaroneck, NT. T., and three men were arrested on charges of being implicated in the theft. The men who were taken into cus tody gave their names as Joseph Dooley, Francis J. McCarthy and John Connery, all of Boston, Mass. The Mamaroneck police notified the local Detective Bureau of the recov ery of-the car and Detectives Seary and Malone went to that town today to bring the three prisoners back to Bridgeport. They will be arraigned for trial in the City Court tomorrow morning. CAUGHT HAND IS BUZZ SAW. Catching his hands in a buzz saw yesterday afternoon while at work Charles Tomlinson, 32 years old "of No. 102 Merriam street suffered the loss of the finger tips on the middle finger of his left hand and the in dex finger of his right hand. He was treated at the Emergency hospital by Dr. J. A . Maxwell. and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant together for the first time on their July 12th. St. Swithin Comes In Hail, Rain St- Swithin came, in with the wets and with jitney trouble and a yacht race and a few other things this morning. For this is St. Swithin's day and the old legend is that if it rair.s today it will rain the next forty days. It rained last year on St. Swithin's day and it also rained in termittently for eighty days. The old legend says nothing, how ever, about hail storms. There was a peach of a hail storm along about 5:30 this morning and the hail stones, which were not as large as hen's eggs, pelted roofs and other things just as though they were peiWes. Now if it rains on St. Swithin's day and forty days' rain follows, what will happen if it hails? It is possible that we may have twenty days of hail. But so long as the jitney trouble and the yacht race don't stay around for forty days everybody will be happy. FINED FOR PEEPING IN BATHING TENTS Alleged to have been peeping jnto bathing tents at Seaside Park yesterday- afternoon, Peter Balent, of 948 Wordin avenue was arrested yester day afternoon and arraigned in the City court this morning, on technical charges of breach of the peace. Balent told Judge Frederic A. Harr iett that he was merely waiting for his wife in the park, and he was not attempting to peer into the tents. He was fined $50 and costs, but took an i appeal from the decision of the court. CENSUS ERROR IN NEWARK FIGURES Washington, July 15 On error due to duplication has changed the popu lation of Newark, N. J., to 414,216 instead of 415,609 as previously or a decrease cf 1.383, the Census Bureau announced today. The population of Hawaii was an nounced today as 255,912, an increase of 64,003 or 33.4 per cent. Honolulu has a population of 83, 327, all increase of 31,144 or 59.7 per cent. TO MAKE ROOM FOR CHILDREN PATIENTS Meriden, July 15 Builders started today clearing the site at Undercliff Sanatorium for a large two story frame building costing $65,000 to be used in following out the state tu berculosis commission's plan of de voting the local hospital freely to the treatment of children, transferring the adults here to other state sana, toriums and taking their children pa tients. PLANES LEAVE ON LONG FLIGHT Mineola, N. T., July 15 Four army airplanes left Mitchel Field. Long Island at 12:33 o'clock this afternoon on a 9,000 mile round trip flight to Nome, Alaska one of the longest and most difficult air trips ever attempted in the western hemisphere. Sinn Fein Raids Dublin Postoffice Dublin, July 15 Fifty men raided the general postoffieffie here today and carried off all letters directed ' to Dublin Castle, the vice regal , lodge, the chief secretary snd under secre tary of the Irish administration. A patrol of five constables and a sergeant was ambushel last night in the Adare district of County Limer ick. One constable was wounded and died shortly afterward but the others escaped uninjured. The bullet-riddled body of John Ewyer. caretaker for W. P. Henley, a Jitneys Run On Old Routes And None Arrested Wanted To Get Cronan Suckley Tells Policemen At Meeting Today That the Police Com missioners Were After Cronan's Scalp and They Used Him To Do It. Charging that the police commis sioners were out to "get" Captain Edward O. Cronan, of the Detective department, and that they chose him to do the "getting," former As sistant Superintendent of Police Charles H. Suckley, in a statement made this noon to hundreds of po lice officers who had gathered in the City court room, declared that he had absolutely nothing to do with the suspension of Captain Cronan. He further declared that the police commisisoners took an unfair advair tage of him In the entire matter. The meeting was called this noon for the purpose of holding farewell ceremonies in honor of Supt. John II. Redgate, Assistant Superintendent Charles H. Suckley, Captain Edward O. Cronan and Doorman Wilhelm Lundberg. Shortly after 12 o'clock, hundreds of officers had crowded their way into the room and were waiting for the affair to begin. The retiring officers were summon ed to the courtroom, and Lieutenant Daniel Poland took charge of the ceremonies. Accompanying each pre sentation with an appropriate ad dress, Lieutenant Poland presented to John H. Redgate and Captain Ed ward O. Cronan solid gold Knights of Columbus charms; Charles S. Suck ley receive a gold Elks' card case, and Doorman Lundberg was present ed with a gold watch fob. All of the gifts were presented on behalf of the entire department. In his speech of acceptance, former Superintendent Redgate thanked the men for their kind re membrance, and complimented the department in the following words: "Irrespective of what anyone may say, Bridgeport has not only one of the best, but the best police depart ment in the country. My recent rein statement to office was a vindication not only of myself but of the entire department." The bombshell was explode! when former Assistant Superintendent Charles H. Suckley started his ac ceptance speech. After thanking the members of the department for their action in remembering him. Suckley branched off to the recent Cronan affair and gave a complete history of the case. In telling of the circumstances, the former super intendent did not hesitate to attack the police commissioners for .their actions. "I wish to say that I had nothing to do with the recent upheaval," em phatically announced the former su perintendent, "and lam going to tell you the exact truth as to the changes." "The police commissioners were out to 'get' Captain Cronan, and they selected me to get him. But I want you to know that I had nothing more to do with this matter than did you men in this room. It was unfair ad vantage which they took of me." "Each and every man who has been elevated has my sincere con gratulations. After this outburst, the meeting proceeded in the usual manner. Cap tain Cronan and Doorman Lundberg thanked the men for their remem brances but said nothing regarding the statements of the former assist ant superintendent. NEW CORPORATIONS FILE CERTIFICATES Incorporation certificates were filed in Hartford yesterday by the Liberty Auto & Electric Company and the Reliable Upholstering Company of this city. race horse fancier and owner, of a tract of land from which tenants had been evicted, was found yesterday by the roadside near Drombane near Thurles. Dwyer had received sev eral warnings as a result of aggress ive actions. He is survived by a large family. Workers in Ireland are refusing to move freight trains carrying any son of war material and Sinn Feiners yes terday kidnapped five men who offer ed to move the trains after the others had declined. Representatives of the Trolley Company, the City and the Jitney Men Hold a Three, Hour Conference at; the Mayor's Office Try-1 ing to Reach An Agreement. The trolley cars were min- . ning this morning- and all day ami me jiineys and tne jitney busses were all running on their accustomed routes. And there were no arrests of jit heurs. The reason why there no ar rests was that Mayor Wilson had called to a conference at his office representatives of the trolley company, counsel for the jitney men and repre sentatives of the jitney men. This conference was in pro gress for nearly three hours this morning and when those who were in attendance left the office of the mayor they said they had nothing to give out for publication. The conference broke up at two o'clock and it was an nounced then that there was no chance of an agreement and that affairs would have to take their course. It is expected that the jitney men will ask for an injunction at once. The conference, in so far as it could be learned, had to do with the proposition that the jitney men ac cept some other routes than those now used and than those named in the ordinance passed Monday night. At lunch time the matter did not seem to have been decided for after th conferees had left S.Iayor Wilson called some of them back into his office again for another conference. It is believed that the mayor has decided to call another meeting of the board of aldermen at once to pass another ordinance realizing that the one passed at Monday night's meet ing is not legal in that it was chang ed after it was passed. Counsel for the jitney men, it was learned this morning had already prepared a request for a court injunc tion against the city preventing the authorities from enforcing the ordi nance on the ground of its illegality but in view of the conference this morning the request was not present ed to the court. LOCAL YACHTSMEN ATTENDING RACE Among the Bridgeport people who went down to Sandy Hook today to watch the International Tacht cup race was Wilson Marshall of Marina park, the well known yachtsman, who is a close friend of Sir Thomas Lip ton. Mr. Marshall went to the race in his own yacht which is one of the finest craft on the Atlantic sea board. Some Bridgeporters may follow the race in airplanes which intend to follow the yachts, offering seats for unusually high prices. The major ity of local yachtsmen, however, will follow the race in the newspapers.. There is quite a bit of local intenest and the feeling prevails that America will again win the international tro phy. Senator George B. Clark left for the boat races, with -a party of friends, aboard his yacht, "Top," at 6 o'clock thismorning from the dock at the foot of East Main street with Captain Linstrom as the skipper of the "Top." Senator Clark's guests included Richard Brown, William Shaugnessy. Richard Oppel. Dr. Phil and Dr. William McLaughlin, Daniel I. McN-amara. John H. Heaphy, Rob ert E. Donnelly. Samuel B. Plotkin, William T. Myers and Francis Bren nan. POLICE TO ENFORCE JITNEY ORDINANCE Copies of the new jitney ordinance which was recently passed by the citv council, were placed in the hands of Superintendent of Police Patrick Flanagan and Prosecuting Attorney Alexander L. DeLaney this morning. The superintendent said today that he had not yet looked over the new ordinance, but expects to enforce its provisions to the best of his ability. This evidently means that jitneymen who operate their cars in violation of the new rulings will be subject to immediate arrest. LIGHT KEEPER'S WIFE DROWNED New London, Conn.. July 1J Re ports reaching her from Little Gull Island. N. Y., today state that a pow er boat in which Assistant Light house Keeper Douglas of the Little Gull Light, and wife, and two other lersons were going from Big Gull Island to the lighthouse Iprang a leak and capsized in a heavy blow that --r.t Long Island Sound late last L-night.