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THAT'S, WORTH PRINTING ALL THE NEWS THAT'S WORTH PRINTING EIBFCIIJCAI JFAMMEIR. mf.1.U,a.1..j1 A T 1 HOC! XrA uaiaiuiBiicu ji.. xj. aicu t ui. Out Of Banbury's Gloom, Seems To Be Man 'Democratic Party the Party of the Murphys, the Brennans,the Tag garts, Senator Brande gee Says Stoeckel Talks of the Gover norship and of the Bridgeport Jitneys Bloody Shirt, Sedition and Other Lovely Things Waived At the Democrats. By a. Staff Writer.) Danbury, Aug. 5 It was a jolly good natured crowd that attended the Merritt dinner at the Danbury Fair Grounds yesterday afternoon and ex- cepting those few whose self-imposed duty it seems to be to guide the flock and select the leaders who will guide the Republican party to the slaughter i tit the polls next November, everybody had a good time. Not even the fine singing of the Alpha Glee club, which rendered a number of popular and patriotic 'se lections nor the martial music pro Tided by the Danbury band nor the reading by Congressman Merritt of his speech, nor the waving of the bloody shirt by Congressman Merritt or the characterization of the Demo cratic party as the party of the Mur pbys, Brennans and Taggarts by Sen ator Brandagee, nor the witty speech of Miss Helen B. Boswell of New York, nor the stentorian voice of Congressman Chandler caused the warm sunlit air in front of the grand stand to move rapidly over the heads fof the audience and seek qiriet on the grassy lawn beyond could quite re move the gloom that had settled on the countenances of the leaders when ' they discovered that it was impossi ble to get the brethren from the va- j rious sections of the state to even tentatively agree on candidates for the state ticket. While the affair was ostensibly a Fairfield county affair it was remark- ed by those present that Kairfield j county was not much in evidence dur- ing the speeches nor at the meeting of the state committee. Neither John T. King, leader of tKairflcld county, nor Col. Isaac TJ11 r man, leader of New Haven county, : graced the occasion by their presence. Friends of both of try? leaders in I formed anxious inquirers that they were taking their vacations. John T. I 1 9t MnnuM Hoaft T.alfd Uiino trA Col. Ullman is also sojourning in that -isecnon or tne country. Friends said 'that there was nothing significant in ! both of these leaders taking the va cation at the time of the state com- ' mittee meeting and denied that they , had joined forces to down the Rora- 1 back rrowd from up state. Inquiry as to the probable candi date for the gubernatorial nomination vere not productive of satisfactory 'results as the person inquired of would usually counter with what do I you think of Walsh or Templeton, or Wilson or Brooks or Stoeckel or any other number of banker, business I man politicians of note or otherwise throughout the state who would like I Barkis, like to have the anxious and 'listening multitude understand that itney are willing. It looked as though the upstate leaders were at the present time us ing the candidacy of James V. Walsh as a cover for the man who will be eventually selected as it is getting to be apparent that Walsh cannot be nominated with the opposition of the King forces in Fairfield who are join ing hands with the ITllman forces of New Haven in pushing Senator Tem pleton for the nomination. Senator Templeton's friends said that the Walsh boom was at a Stand still and that Templeton would be nominated- over tho opposition of : Rorahack and his friends if they dJd not see the light and swing their support to Templeton in time. The Rorick henchmen kept repeating the refrain all day "There's nothing to it but Walsh." But when they discussed the matter a little further they would suggest that John Brooks of Torrmgton was a good man, a . banker and had lots of money. But underneath all the booms was the sentiment that Motor Vehicle Commissioner Robbins B. Stoeckel would make a fine run and to an im partial observer it would appear .that Commissioner Stoeckel is the actual bona-fide choice of the Roraback crowd and that the other men they menuon are simply covers until the Templeton onslaught can be sized up. Commissioner Stoeckel, when ques tion by the Times man as to his chances said, "Well, now, I told tho boys that I would do anything they thought best and if they wanted me to run I would do it. But you know I a.m very busy now." "I think the Times Is not fair with Tne on the jitney matter in Bridge port." said Commissioner Stoeckel. "The Times' editorial in reference to my enforcement of the overcrowding enforcing the law in reference to Mo tor Vehicles. I have nothing to do with tho enforcement of the law in reference to the overcrowding of trofc ley cars. That is the duty of the Public Utilities Commissioners. Why If I did not enforce the law and there was an accident and people were in jured they could not recover damages because the insurance policies contain a clause that they are not liable for Injuries caused by a violation of the (Continued on Page Six) flY YVTT Alters as second daw natter at the pout offlc vjwv . xj. st prtrtc-eport. Conn., under Stoeckel AUTOS HERE TO NUMBER OF 20,000 About 15,000 Pleasure Cars Alone Are Owned By Res idents of Bridgeport There are approximately 15,000 pleasure cars in this city at the pres ent time according- to figures given out at the Bridgeport branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles in po lice headquarters this morning. The actual number of registrations that have been made at the local office between the 1st of January and up to the 1st of August show that there are 10,480 pleasure cars listed; 3,011 commercial motor vehicles; 530 pub lic Service vehicles or jitney buses; 619 motorcycles and 423 side cars. Of the actual number of pleasure car registrations the number does not show the exact number of machines of this type in the city due to the fact that a number of thes cars are listed from the Hartford office. The same rule holds good in the case of the 530 registrations of public service motor vehicles as a number of extra buses were brought into the city when the trolleys stopped running that had been listed in other Con necticut cities. The records further show that there were 13,129 persons who applied for licenses to drive automobiles and 525 who made application to drive motor cycles. The total number of persons who applied for licenses to drive jit neys was S49. The approximate num ber of jitneys that are operating in this city at tho present time is given as 800 by the department in their re port. The amount of business that has been transacted since January 1 to August 1 was $206,669.75. While this amount is unusually large the state records show that New Haven leads Bridgeport by about $30,000. Business in the department has shown a large increase, over the business of last year due to the added number of new cars that have come into this city. There is listed in the report figures that show there were 1,071 motor ve hicles transferred or sold to other parties. Of this number 261 were of the commercial type and 10S were public service vehicles. MERRILL PROVED NOlA SLACKER Edward W. Merrill of No. 56S Brew ster street, this city, who was arrested in Hartford on Monday morning- by Officer WUlieim S. Wadsworth at the request of Federal authorities on a charge, of evading- the draft, has been released after an Investigation. Merrill was discharged from the ser vice at (Simp Mix, X. J., on August 15 and when seen by a Time? represent ative today he showed his discharge to corroborate his story that he was no "slacker." When arrested Merrill was on his way to Boston and when apprehended by the officer did not have his discharge papers on him. ROBBERS CLEAN UP A TURKISH BATH New York. Aug. 5. While 175 pat- rons of the Lennx Turkish baths were I sleeping ear- today, five robbers en tered the esteiblishment and after holding up five attendants escaped with aibout $10,000 worth of valuables checked by the sleepers. Senator King is urging a special session of Congress to act in aid of Poland. Unofficial figures showed the de feat of Senator Gore for renomina tion In Oklahoma. Shipping Board Defrauded Of Thousands Of Dollars aenos Aires, Aug. 5 The Ignited States Shipping Board has been de- frauded of many thousands of dollars through practices which amount to "systematic fleecing" of Shipping Board vessels in the Tliver Platte trade, according to reports to the board by Captain G. L. Carden, special representative of the Shipping Board Emergency Fleet in Buenos Aires. Captain Carden. accompanied by Captain of Engineers L. C. Far-well. 1 arrived here a month ago to take charge and protect the board's in terests. "When I arrived here," he said to The Associated Press corre spondent, "ship chandlers, repairmen and others connected with the ship ping industry seemed to be in a gen eral agreement to mulct the Shipping Board vessels to the lAiit.' " 'The Shipping Board is rich,' they said. 'We will get what we can.' Ac cordingly the board was charged for things not received, and overcharged , for thingsreceived until it became so T--r-T-r( - m - rvx - tbe act of 1S79 NOMINEE AND jjjj '''" " Franklin D. Roosevelt and Geor ge White discussing the coming cam paign at the Democratic Headquarte rs, Grand Central Palace, New Tork City. (C)U&U Gov. Holcomb Lonesome And Neglected At Danbury Meet Says He Will Take A Rest Declares the Ladies Are With Him and He Knows That They'll Get the Vote At This Election. (By a Staff Writer. Danbury, Aug. 5. "I hope my name won't be mentioned at the convention. I need a rest and I am going to take it," said Governor Marcus H. Holcomb to a Times representative yesterday when asked if he would again be a candidate. "You know I didn't want to run two years ago. I told them I needed a rest, but they insisted that as our country was at war it was my duty to run and I acceded to the.'r wishes, 'but now I am going to take the rest that I need. They say that I am handicapped because I woiila not get the women's votes. Wiry, twice as many women would vote for me as would for the other fellow." The governor did not arrive In time for the meeting of the State Commit tee, but arrived at the Fair Grounds about 3 o'clock and mingled socially with the mass of people at the grounds. The. way Governor Holcomb was al lowed to wander around the grounds unattended by any of the up-state leaders and apparently ignored .by the factions opposed to the Roraiback re gime was noticeaible. For minutes at a time the Governor would stand alone and then some kind soul notic ing his isolation would come forward and engage him in conversation. ' To a remark of The Times man that he had not seen John T. King around the grounds the Governor said. "No, I guess he ain't here. I haven't seen Cliff Wilson either. Is he here?" When informed that Mayor Wilson was present the Governor said, "Is that so? I'd like to see him." After the Merritt dinner the Gov ernor made a neat little speech on the j platform which lad been erected in front of the grand stand, saying, 1 am gl-ad to see so many ladies pres ent. I'm gladder to see the. ladies perhaps than they are to see me. I admire the ladies and want to see them get the vote and the.y are going to get it and then they are. going to vote at the next election for the Re publican ticket." PROVEDEXCE'S SLOW GAIN Washington. Aug. 5 Provienee, R. I., 237,595, increase 13,269, or 5.9 per cent. State of Oregon, 7S3,2T85, increase 110,520, or 16.4 per cent. Mulgomah County .Oregon, includ ing Portland. 275, 89S, increase 49,637. or 21.9 per cent. The Reds are cutting off the1 sea port of Danzig and the populace is fleeing. Japan will increase Korea. her garrison in Unionists and Nationalists from trie South of Ireland asked Lloyd George for a dominion government for Ire land. 1 obvious that I was ordered to this port to take charge. In receiving my orders I was told that while the board j appreciated the fact that expenses of j all sorts were high in Buenos Aires i and Montevideo, still, it felt that there I must be something wrong when their j vessels paid such prices, for instance, j as $4 a pound for butter. J 'It seems that the practice was. i when a Shipping Board vessel appear- ed in the roads and signalled its desire to enter, for those who had hopes of selling the vessels supplies to prepare for a plucking of the golden goose. The result was that when the vessel cleared bills were presented to the steamship agents, and promptly paid, since it was Shipping Board money, for every conceivable item at prices based on nothing except a desire to obtain easy money. "Our arrival put a quick and ef fective slop to all this. We now have all Shipping Board vessels calling at r - m irv-KT-vT t?titi-i A KT i TTITTCT1 fl 1 Oon hobserlntlon rates by I51XJLUUrJlijrVJIZ:, IJlMMrN., rmUAl, CHAIRMAN PONZI LINE IS SHORT TODAY Boston, Aug. 5 Scarcely more than fifty holders of Charles Ponzi's notes calling for 50 per cent interest in 9 0 days appeared today at the hour for reopening his offices. In addi tion to this evidence that tje run which began ten days was virtually over, there was noted a marked un willingness on the part of note hold ers to deal with speculators to buy their claims. Iri the early days of the run spec ulators bought hundreds of notes, us ually at a ten percent discount and then took their .piac.e, in line and cashed them in. One speculator claimed to have made a profit of $14,000 in a single day. ARADE HONORS K. G. DELEGATES New Tork, Aug. 5 An elaborate farewell reception for the delegates sailing late today to take part in the presentation of the Lafayette statue to the city of Metz was planned as the closing feature of the supreme convention of the Knights of Colum bus. Arrangements were made for the convention delegates to occupy 7 00 taxicaDs in a parade from the convention ball to the pier. The pilgrims after the Lafayette statue ceremonies at Metz. will jour ney to Belgium where gifts win be presented to Cardinal Mercier and King Albert, and thence to Rome to be received by Pope Benedict. TWO DEAD IN "NEWSIES WAR" New York, Aug. 5 Abram Free man of Rcsebank, S. I., is dead, and his brother in law, Isaac Hulinck, is receiving hospital treatment for wounds received today when a "newsie's war" broke out between the two, who were bitter professional ri vals. Each had accused the other of taking away customers. Freeman went to Hulinck's place of business early today and after a quarrel drew a revolver and fired. th bullet striking Hulinck in the neclt. Thinking he had killed his kins man Freeman ran away pursued by a policeman. - When he realized he would be caught he turned the weapon upon himself and fell dead in 'the street. KICKED ON TAG HELD FOR HEARING N. T. Gittinaii of 5 8 Church street, Greenwich, who was arrested" yester day at the corner of Golden Hill and Main streets was in the City Court this morning before Judge Bartlett on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor. Gittinan had parked his car on Main street and when he saw the tag that summoned him to Police Head quarters he professed not to under stand its meaning so he drove up to the traffic officer on duty at the cor ner to make a fuss over it. The po liceman noticed that .the man was under the influence of liquor so he arrested him and took him to Police Headquarters. Gittinan is employed as a chauffeur for a Greenwich pri vate family and was on his way to a summer resort in Massachusetts. In the City Court this morning Judge Bartlett continued the case over until tomorrow under $100 bonds. - f 1 trun Iso if you can t unlock your k, you can always open it with an axe. Mileage books bought now will not be good under the new railroad rates. Thornton P. Dugan, 30 wanted for two years for theft while teller of the National Tradesman's Bank of New Haven was arrested In Atlantic City. He took S1.630 the police say. ikJ - i. -l-w to advance. 179 gtr)Wa Avenue. ENGLAND War If Instructions Are Now Followed Mobi lizing Her Divisions Situation As Grave As in 1914 Reds Ad vance 6 Miles a Day Ahiericans Fight With Poles. , With the rod armies pound ing their way to Warsaw Al lied officers are desperately trying to whip the demoraliz ed Polish armies into form for the defense of the Polish cap ital. England is mobilizing two divisions for use against the Reds while the London press says that the situation in Eu rope today is as bad as it was in July, 1914. It is expected in diplomatic circles that an urgent appeal will he rhado to America for help in the situation. ENGLAND THREATENS WAR, London, Aug. 5 Extremist news paper statements here that Great Britain has threatened to declare war against Soviet Russia if the Bolshe- viki advance into Poland is not halted nave been confirmed authoritatively although it is generally agreed that the allies are taking an emphatic stand upon the terms sent by Great Britain to the Bolsheviki in which she stated that if the Soviet govern ment made war upon the Polish peo ple the allies would assist the Poles. In military quarters here the view is taken that the allies' principal weapon against the Bolsheviki, if it is decided to oppose them, will be the blockade, and that the Poles will, if possible, be given supplies. SITUATION GtAVE. London, Aug. 5 Among British of ficials and diplomats of other nations here undisguised anxiety is felt over the Russo-Polish situation. One high official said: "The situation is as grave as that in August, 1914." ENGLAND MOBILIZES. Paris, Aug. 5. England has taken steps to mobilize rapidly two divisions for service in Poland, according to the Matin, which adds that plans for the transportation and revictualizing 'of this force have been prepared. Nego tiations between France and England for the purpose of devising means for aiding Poland a.re being pushed ac tively, other papers assert, and the bureau which has been liquidating war stocks has cancelled certain previous engagements. IjOMZA falls. Warsaw, Aug. 4 (7:30 p. m. by the A. P.) Lomza, an important city about 75 mile's northeast of Warsaw, has been taken by the Russian Bol sheviki after being defended for many days by the Poles, according to annoifhcement at the foreign office to night. Polish forces have evacuated Brest-Litovsk but hold the forts west of the River Bug and further south the Poles have evacuated Kov.el and are withdrawing to the line of the Bug river. AMERICANS WITH POLES. Warsaw, Aug. 3 Russian Soviet armies driving against the Polish lines defending Wlarsaw are maintain ing an average progress of six miles per day in this direction. They are being held in the south, however, and in some places are be ing pushed back from the districts east of Lemberg, which is one of the objectives of their present cam paign. , Today's official statement declares the Poles have retaken the town of Brody near the Galician frontier, and have forced the Bolsheviki back into Russia in the region of Radzivlov. northeast of Brody. American aviators fighting with the against General Budenny's cavalry (Continued on Page Six) WARNS REDS Sokolowsky, Slain By Wife, A Foreign Spy New Haven, Aug. 5 It is now be lieved that Sokolowsky, slain by his wife here with carbolic acid was one of the best known international spies in the business. According to information now in possession of the authorities, Soko lowsky, under the name of Orloff or Orlorffski was the late Czar Nicholas' private bodyguard and head of a branch of the Russian secret police with headquarters at St. Petersburg. kit Is reported .iat he worked for and did nctaDie work ior me ceieoraieo Russian police head Azeff, about whom more modern detective and po lice stories have been written than any other man of his time. Sokolowsky was entrusted with the most confidential missions by the Czar, it is said, missions that took him into practically all of the capi tals of Europe and to England and which in many cases resulted in high officials of not only the Russian gov ernment but others upon the Contin ent being headed for the wastes and tortures cf Siberia. Sokolowsky had entre to courts and cabinets as special messenger on important state missions, it is- fur trail: Weekly gyyg New Series State To Enforce Rigidly Law On Bus. Overloading 200 CASES IN LATEST RUM HAUL Operators Arrest a New York Russian At the Greenwich Trap. Greenwich added another load of real genuine whiskey to the supply already stored away in the Federal building this morning when a big Packard truck unloaded 200 cases of Old Taylor whiskey in that place. The owner and operator of the truck, Abraham Geishkowitz, of 116 Ludlow street, New York City, will be arraigned before U. S. Commissioner Hugh J. Lavery this afternoon. He was arrested in Greenwich yesterday by Federal Enforcement agents and brought to this city last night and locked up at police headquarters. The alleged "rum runner" is a Russian and has a trucking business in New Tork at the above address. MIGHT USE NEW LONDON HARBOR FOR GOAL SHIPS If rail transportation should fail before Connecticut receives its win ter supply of coal and the state should be brought face to 'face with actual coal starvation, means are available to transport the fuel in eases where the price is a secondary consideration. This fact has been determined by an inquiry of the Connecticut Chamber of Commerce into a proposal made by James G. Hammond, secretary of the New London Chamber of Com merce. "The port of New London, with its deep water, its excellent rail facili ties and its big Connecticut state pier is the only deep sea-going port of Con n fct icu t." Mr. Hammond has pointed out. "We have eight large empty, idle ships now tied up to the state pier. Adjacent to this are many acres of excellent storage land be longing to the state of Connecticut for the storage of coal. His suggestion is to have the State Chamber i f Commerce ask the United States shipping board to have these vessels manned and sent to Southern tidewater ports for cargoes of coal to be carried to New London for stor age on the state reservation, there to be available to Connecticut interests at a figure covering the total costs, the idea being to use automobile trucks for the haul from New Lon don to factories in the event of a serious tie-up. Study of the plan by Thomas W. Russell, Connecticut fuel administra tor, has brought him to the conclu sion that, while the cost at procuring coal in that manner would be pro hibitive as matters now stand. it might offer -a, solution if railroads should suddenly cease to function properly at a time when the need for coal was imperative. IRELAND WILL GUARD ENGLAND Belfast, Aug. 5 "Provided the in dependent status of Ireland is recog nized. Irishmen will be prepared to furnish international guarantees proporly incorporated in a peace treaty, to safeguard the strategic in terests of the British empire." This, according to the Belfast Tele graph today, is a proposal for peace between the Sinn Fein and the gov ernment which was forwarded Sunday night to Premier Lloy George. ther said and became known to se cret agents on both side of the At lantic. He spoke eight languages. After -his wcrk abroad Sokolowsky came to Canada and it is said as sumed the name of Frank Genutis. He did a great deal of secret service work for the Dominion state officials and was rated as one of the most ef fective workers in the Ottawa bu reau. He worked in Montreal and Toronto and half a dozen years ago was engaged in important work which later developed into missions of vital importance during the wave. He lived for some time with his wife in Toronto and Montreal. Crossing the line into this- country Sokolowsky engaged in certain secret service work the general details of which even his' wife was ever kept in ignorance. It is sard Sokolowsky wpuld receive huge sums of mfmey at stated intervals and much corres pondence bearing foreign stamps and some with many official stamps and seals. More recently he engaged in labor work. To date it is a question whethej Sokolowsky, as an accredited repre (Coptinued on Page Six) VoUeXV3bc728 Commissioner Stoeckel Says He Will Do So As a Matter of Protection to the Passengers Jitneymen Kick on Story of Lack of Jit neys, Police and the Permits. There will be a large force of agents of the state automobile de partment in Bridgeport in a few days sent here for the purpose of enforce ing the law against the overcrowding of jitneys. Commissioner Stoeckel told a Times reporter that at Dan-, bury yesterday and he said he pro posed to enforce the overcrowding law because, if there were accidents, damages could not be collected, if the accidents occur while the jltneur is violating the law. The officials of the jitney bus as sociations claim that the story in the morning papers of lack of transpor tation accommodations on ' North Main street is without any founda tion. They say that the accommo dations are sufficient to carry all pas sengers and the only trouble that they have in handling the crcwrds during the rush hours is that nearly everyone wants to board the first bus that comes along and crowd when there are usually several other half empty buses within a short distance back for which the passenger will not wait. Considerable adverse criticism was given to the stand which the local police have taken on the issuing of consents to drivers which are prelim inary to the issuance of a State Pub lic Service license. The local police refuse to grant the consents unless- the applicant is fa miltar with all the streets in the city while the driver who comes from Hartford. New Haveh and Waterbury with a state license can run on the streets without even seeing the Bridgeport police. The only effect of the stand by the police wlH be to compel the appli cants to go to some other city and get the required consent when & state license will be issued which au thorizes the holder to operate in this city. COX PREPARES FOR CAMPAIGN Dayton. Ohio, Aug. 5 With his presidential notification ceremonies only two days distant, Governor Cox was hard pressed touay with prelim inary details and closing up Ohio ex ecutive and personal affairs to be free for the campaign after next Saturday's event. Many Democratic leaders. Including George White, Chairman of the Na tional Committee and Senator-Harrison of Mississippi, were reported en route here for pre-notification con ferences. The advance guard of Democratic pilgrims also was expects ed. Hotels were filling up, more dec orations appeared, and the local com mittee busy completing preparations for the conclave. Make-up of the special campaign committee and the speaking itineraries of Governor Cox and Franklin D. Roosevelt are the principal affairs re maining to complete the campaign and organiaztion. Announcements are expected soon after Chairmar. White ana others prominent in the Ccr Roosevelt organization can consult. Therefore the crowds expected Saturday, Dayton residents are being asked to throw open their homes to visitors an'd also to donate automo biles to meet visiting delegations. Arrangements at the Montgomery county fair grounds where the cere monies will take place were well to ward completion today, the tempor ary ampitheatre being virtually fin ished. Governor Cox summoned extra stenographers to his office here today in the hope of clearing his desk of state and other affairs. One of the questions before him was a further move in Tennessee in an effort to effect ratification of the federal woman suffrage amendment. The governor hopes that despite adverse reports Tennessee 4 may, furbish, -the necessary 36 th 'vote DESTROYERS WATCH BRITISH CABLE Miami, Fla., Aug. 5 Four destroy ers and one scout patrol boat undr orders from Washington . waited dfet side Miarfli harbor today :trijT prevent the British cable layer Colonia, en route here, to land the Miami end of the Western Union Tlee-graph Co.'s cable from Barbados. Aboard the destroyer Cole Brit ish Vice Consul Hubbard, who has been instructed by the British em bassy at Washington to direct tho Colonias captain to disregard orders of the jBVestsern Union company tfi begin at 'once the work of landing the cable. Vice Conul Hubbard aTso has ent a despatch boat to in tercept the Colonia. There seems to be some friction between the United States and Sn land over th payment of the British debt to the United States. Ponsi has refused to show all of ( his assets, claiming that there Is no Jaw to compel, him.