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THE FARMER: FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1920 TROLLEYS id STtiP SOON Expected That No Matter What Relief is Given By the New Fare System the Trolleys Will Have to Close Down As the New , Fare Will Not Give the Increased Revenue Dis gust With the Management. BOTH SUED FOR UiVOHCE; LOSE New Haven, July 30 The di vorce litigation between Laura W. Neff and Jossjpb L. Neff was declared a draw in a judgment rendered by Judge John P. Kellogg in the civil side of the superior .court yesterday. The .memorandum of the court, which heard the case recently, follows: "While there can be no doubt from the evidence that this couple led an unhappy married life, marked by many quarrels, and while I fear that no possible hap piness in the marriage rilation is deft for them after this trial, with its mutual charges, one against the other, yet I cannot find that the plaintiff has proved that her husband has treated her with intolerable cruel ty, within the 'legal meaning of that phrase, and on the other hand the Get 200 Cases Stolen Hooch At Greenwich (Bridgeport, Conn., July 30.) Greenwich is still proving itself to be the happy hunting ground for Federal Enforcement agents in their work of enforcing the Eighteenth Amendment. Two important catches, both made this week, were reported in this city by the dry agents thw morning. La-ot night at 7 o'clock the federal men stopped a big green Packard truck on Putnam avenue, in Green wich, and upon investigating same defendant has failed utterly to prove found 200 cases of real his wife guilty of misconduct either in Stamford or New Haven. Judg ment is therefore to be entered for the defendant upon the complaint, and for the plaintiff upon the cross-complaint." (Special to The Times) -Hartford, July 30 No mat ter what the Public Utilities board may do to aid the Con necticut company and no" mat ter what fare it i allowed to collect the .general opinion is that the company will close down its state service within two months and then wait for legislation by a special session of the legislature to aid in pull ing it out of the mud. That soemed to be the gen eral opinion as the result of the public hearing yesterday. It was generally admitted by re presentatives of the company (hat the chances were that the s&ven cent flat fare would be a failure as was the zone system in the matter of recouping the finances of the company and it was also very generally believ ed that the higher fare the company charges the less money it will get, for Um fewer passengers it will carry. Hence there seems to be nothing in sight except suspen sion and an appeal to the state to do something to help it out of the situation. The testimony yesterday showed that the Connecticut company is Inking deeper into the bankruptcy mire every day and with all the hard thinking of its high salaried officials and retainers It will he unable to pay the salaries of these officials or re tainers no matter what scheme of Collecting farea or conditional prom ises they hold out to the public. It may run for six weeks more or perhaps two months, hut President L. B. Storrs and Judge Walter C. Noyes, chairman of the board of trustees, at the hearing were not at all certain that the trolley oara throughout the state would not be compelled to stop in that time no matter what action the commission took on their petition to allow them to change the fare col lection system from the zone system to a flat rate. These officials talked like the navi gators of a ship who had lost their hearings and were about to abandon and scuttle the ship. Disgust and lp.ck of confidence In the management was expressed at the meeting and in the corridors of the Capitol and the general opinion was that if the company wa9 worth sav ing it would have to be done by the people of the state acting the legislature. Even men who have formerly been strenuously opposed to state owner ship of public utilities were of this opinion and stated that the state could not make a worse bungle and muddle of the matter than the pres ent high salaried officials. The management under the ques tioning of the members cf the com mission and the representatives of the vafionf! towfis and cities of the state Showed an amazing lack of knowledge of what was needed in the transpor tation crisis which they Insisted was Confronting them and said that the only reason that thev were demand ing a change In the method of collect, lng fsres was that something must be done and that they wer doinir some thing but did not know and had tice of the hearing they had not had time to get instructfons from their constituents but that they objected to the increases which would result if the seven cent flat rate was adopted. Attention of the Commission was called to the fact the increases would only encourage the jitney competition. compel men to use the commutation service of the steam railroads and would decrease instead of increase the revenue of the trolley company. Committeeman Litchfield of this city said during his remarks that the regulation of fares in Bridgeport is very closely allied with the settlement of the jitney question. "There Is an element of unfair competition in allowing the Jitneys to run alongside of the trolleys. It is not possible nor to be desired that the jitneys be regulated out of business, but they should be so regulated that the Connecticut company can operate and the jitneys used as feeders. It is possible that they can be so regu lated that the systems will comple ment one another. It is hard to say what fare would give the Connecticut company adequate revenue but we to take over the trolleys, " "I am not In favor of municipal ownership but the State could not make a greater muddle of the management than you have done." Percy T. Litchfield, chairman of Mayor Wilson's Fair Fare commission said that it was an outrage to have the management spring their de mands on the public at such short notice and that any kind of business management would have foreseen the situation months ago and have made preparations to meet It and give the people time to look into the matter and find a solution of the problem and not come before the committee without sufficient data or information on which Commission might make an intelligent decision. Committeeman Litchfield said he thought if time had been allowed so; that data and necesasry information could be secured a method could be undoubtedly worked out whereby the company would be allowed to charge enough to pay its operating expenses and a fair return on its investment and he thought that each division In the State should work out its own scheme apd the rate should be bas ed on the acquirements of the locality. Commissioner Noon said, "Do you think, then, that Bridgeport should be obliged to pay the Connecticut Power A Lighting Company its rental of a million dollars without help from the other parts of the State?" Chair man Higgins objected to this question and spoke hurriedly to Commissioner Noon and the question was not an swered or pressed. "I would hesitate to say tnat if should," replied Mr. Litchfield. "The whole situation should Jiave been faced before this, so that there would have been more time to investigate." "You don't take seriously the fig ures submitted by the Connecticut Company to show its losses?" queried Commissioners Joseph W. Alsop. hooch" all labelled and bottled stuff that the two men who were operating the truck are believed to have stolen from a bonded warehouse in New York. The two men who were seized along with the truck gave their names as Samuel Welsenberg of No. 1611 Washington avenue and Edgar Ma ronl of No. 212 West 113th street, both of New York city. The confis cated "hooch" and the tWo men were brought to this city early this afternoon and the truck was un loaded in the cellar of the Federal building. The men are being held in bonds of $500 each and will bo given a hearing before United States Coramissimer Hugh J. Lavery in this city on Monday or will be taken to New Haven possibly, due to Mr. La very being on a vacation at present out of town. Along with'the big trucx that was brought here this afternoon was a Winton six touring car which was seized on Monday night in Gree.nwich at 9:45 o'clock at the top of Colonel Tom Hill and which was loaded with 18 Cases of real genuine Old Tom whiskey. The three men seized with the car were Patrick Cocducci, Emil Antone and Liberato, all of Hoboken, N. J. They were also brought to Bridgeport this morning in the Win- ton car and the 18 cases of liquor were stored away in tne ecierai buflding. They will be given a hear ing in the United States Federal coup when it convenes in September after they are given a preliminary hearing here or in New Haven. The latter arrest was made without a search warrant. The hootch had been care fully camouflaged in the rear of the car underneath a pile of old blankets. Federal enforcement agents ex pressed Themselves indignant over the piece appearing in one of the New Y'ork papers which compared them to highwaymen in holding up and seiz ing automobiles without a permit. Speaking of the news about a recent seizure that was made In Chicago and for which Federal agents were highly commended for the good work done in that place in enforcing the dry law one Federal man said this morning that it would pay some of those pralseartists to follow the pa pers in the vicinity of Greenwich where all records for arrests of liquor violators have been broken in the past month. GOVERNOR GOX GIVEN A WARM WELCOME HOME Dayton, Ohio, July 30 Governor Cox was acclaimed today by residents of Dayton and other portions of the Miami valley in a non-partisan "home coming" demonstration. A civic parade was the feature. Crowds lined the court of honor, flanked with high, white decorated pillars, and Governor Cox's reviewing stand in front of the court house. Speeches were banished at the cele bration of the selection of a friend and neighbor as the Democratic standard bearer. Today was a half holiday through out Dayton. Stores, factojries, banks and public offices were closed at noon. About sixty floats, representing various civic organizations, some de picting the career of Governor Cox. were in the parade. So that employes could march the governor s paper went to press eariy. The likeness of Senator Harding appeared with that of the governor in some of the decorations. Daylight ana night fireworks and band concerts were other features of the celebration. Yesterday the governor was visited by Senator Walsh of Massachusetts, who has been prominent in advocacy of reservations to the League of Na tions. Senator Walsh promised his unreserved aid in the Cox campaign. Ponzi Is At End Run An DISMISS CHARGE AGAINST JUDGE Russellville, Ky., July 30. Charges that Circuit Court Judge John S. Rhea sent an obscene and anonymous letter to Mrs. A. M. Herndon. asso ciate, editor of the Russellville Mes senger, have been dismissed by U. S. Commissioner Hard, Experts testified they could see no similarity in the handwriting of Judge Rhea and that in the letter. "Mrs. Herndon, whose newspaper in 1918 euitoria.lv charged Judge Rhea with sending the letter after a politi cal feud, re-stated her charge and as serted the judge was responsible for talk against her newspaper. Judge Rhea testified he was not in Russellville when the letter was re ceived by Mrs. Herndon and that he did not circulate talk against the Messenger. The judge Is 68 years old and a Dem ocrat. The gossip about the paper in volved Its political attitude. HUNGARY WANTS TO FIGHT SOVIETS Paris. July 30 Vast stocks of munitions from the Allies are moving toward Warsaw today from Danzig, on the Baltic, and from Rumania and Czecho-Slovakia. Hungary has asked the permission of Great Britain and France to attack the Soviet army. Such an attack would involve permission, likewise to reorganize the Hungarian army, the demobilization of which was provided by the Hungarian peace treaty. ALL N0RWALK SEEKS A CACHE OF HOOCH AT D0RL 01VS POINT through would expect to work out a solution. The way the buses are handling the business In Bridgeport at the present time is hardly a success. Although street congestion is much relieved people do not look with ease on the prospect of a winter with irresponsi ble Individual bus owners. Mayor Wilson said the company had presented no facts to Justify the call for a seven cent fare only that they needed more money. Commissioner Charles C. Elwell wanted to know what the effect On jitney traffic would be in Bridgeport if trolley fares were put up to 7 cents. "Jitney traffic would be increased to the loss of the Connecticut Com pany." replied Mr. Litchfield. " . "Would the Jitneys raise their present fares?" Commissioner Elwell inquired. Jlirniir ui luicvunij, niun iitc-j were demanding would be a benefit or detriment to the Connecticut Corn party's financial condi'lon. Judge Noyes was very much wrought up over the statement no , Haven in his letter to the commission In which he said that "the public had lost confidence in the manasment of the Connecticut Company " Judge Noyes said: "I can't believe that the people have lost confidence In the management of the company. That would mean that they had lost confidence in the Government. We. the trustees who are managing this property are working under the or ders of the United States Court which appointed us and this court is a part of the government. If the people have lost confidence in us they have lost confidence In the government." Judge William S. Bennett, corpora tion Counsel of New Have:! during hia talk to the Commission said :' "Wheth er or not the people are of the opinion that they can do withdut the trolley Service they have no doubt but that tltey can do without the management of the trolley company." Corporation Clark of Hamden said when asked if he wanted the State Commissioner Higgins then said. "Speaking now. broadly as a citizen of the State, and not of a larisjj center of population, what do you think of the effect on the business and com mercial life of the State in general If the cities and large centers (lid not help to pay trfelr share of the cost of transportation in tne suburban dis tricts?" This now from the broad viewpoint of a citizen of the state? There was no answer. Moat of the representatives of the towns objected to the short notice given of the meeting and Said that lead them to maintain their present fares." responded Mr. Litchfield. "Do you think the Connecticut Co. ! should be granted an increase?" ask ' ed Chairman Hiectns. Of I V.,,, (ho iAntt na n' al,niM V,n,- forelock. Mr. tided to tba no- taken time by the Litchfield replied. "Do you favor a flat rate or a zone rate?" asked Chairman Higgins. "A flat, rate." "Do you refer to city lines or sub urban lina?" "I reftr to both." "Why do you think the flat rate preferable?" asked Commisisonet Alsop. "The public will like it better; it is easier to collect and it is more read ily accounted for," Mr. Litchfield re plied. Chairman Higgins then announced that the public utilities commission is to have a valuation made of all the Connecticut Company's property. The valuation, he said, will probably be available by October 1. It will be re ported to the next legislature. Chair man Higgins then broached for the first time the suggestion that instead of deciding the rate now the matter be held open until a more thorough investigation could be made. The first ' speaker after the recess for luncheon was Mayor Wilson of Bridgeport. He said the five cent trolley fare was an accident of coinage. "The trolley companies have been going along on an unscientific basis," he declared. "I don't know on what basis the Connecticut Company can properly come before the public utili ties commission and assert . that a seven cent fare is enough. It is my honest beiief that in Bridgeport we hould be treated as a systen. (Special to The Times.) Norwalk, July 30. 'Not since the day when the first airplane passed over Norwalk has there been as much ex citement in this staid old town as pre vails at the. present time. The first Hirship was a thing of wonder, arid the excitement was open and above board, shared by everyone. Today it is different. There is Just as much excitement, but it is of a stealth'V underground variety. The man On the street says nothing but it aippears that he Is laboring under a great mental strain. Back of all this undercurrent of expectancy lies a tale of hidden treasures, mates. Not a story of some long-forgotten pirate's cache of silver and pieces of eight, but a yarn of buried "booze." Real "hootch" which is thought to be re posing in some lonely pot near Dor Ion's point where it was hidden by al leged whiskey runners not later than July 19. On that date, which threatens to be come memorable in Norwalk's history. three men passed through the city in a high powered motor car, after shoot insr a policeman in Darien. Word had been sent to the local police that the three men were whiskey runners, and the "coppers" gave chase when the machine "hove" in view. In the wee small hours of the morn ing, the autoists were surrounded at a lonely spot in the road near Dor Ion's point in East Norwalk. The men were captured and the car was searched. Not a drop of liquor was found in the machine, but the author ities have reason to believe that the automobile had been used for carry ing the forbidden stuff. Now comes the question of where the boor.e was hidden. Surely it. must He somewhere between the center of the city and Dorlon's point, and the hiding place is going to be discovered if certain Norwalk citizens can retain their health and strength for a rea soinaJDle length of time. Several searching parties composed of "wise birds" have gone over the territory with the proverbial fine tooth comb, but the lonely marshes along tho shore road have refused to yield their secret. Unless the treasure is speedily recovered, the waters along the shore near Dorlon's will be dragged, in an effort to make the sea reveal the hidden horde. Amateur and professional divers are practicing their art for the supreme attempt, and it is rumored that a pack of trained "hootch hounds" will be imported if all other efforts should fail.. Excitement accompanied by a touch of calamity almost reached the burst ing point Wednesday night, when it was reported that a party of men in an automobile had raided a barn on the Post road near West Norwalk, and made off with the elusive "licker. This story was later branded as false. however, and the search continues with even greater vigor than the old time hunt for certain treasure which is alleged to have been buried by the late Captain Kidd, somewhere on these shores. Certainly these be trying times for those frood citizens who dwell w-ithin the domains of the Hon Jeremiah Donovan, mayor of all the Norwalks. Only a Few Investors in Line Today: Says He Has Made $500,000 in Five Days Offer of $10,000,000 For His Business Federal Of ficials Skeptical. Boston, July SO Charles Ponzi. the new-style financier who claims to have amassed millions within a few months and who has paid to the public large profits on their investments in his dealings in international exchange, appeared today to have almost sat isfied question among his investors as to his solvency. Only a short line formed before the payment window of the Ponzi office and clerks said they were paying off almost as much on notes matured for the 50 per cent, profit in 45 days, as they were returning to frightened investors in principal without interest On notes surrendered short of ma turity. The virtual -end of the five day run was in sight, with few addi tions to the disappearing line. The amount paid out by Ponzi since the run began on Monday was esti mated by his manager, Miss Lucy Meli, at $1,500,000. "And we have twice as much money right here -tsoston as Mr. Ponzi owes, so there is no need of anyone being nervous,' she added. ronzi, a few days ago, announced that his liabilities were about $3, 000,000, indicating that public nar ticipation in his schemes already has been reduced by one-half, with fur- msr receipts stopped by his agree ment, with the authorities to accept no more funds until investigation of his accounts is completed. The run of frightened investors to -jvei, ivj.iss men said, meant more money in the already bulging pockets or Ponzi as unmatured notes were I paid only on the basis of actual in vestment. "Their money has been workin for us all this time," said she, "and ivir. ronzi now can keep the 5 0 per cent, profit which would have gone to these people. You will realize what this means when you know that nearly $1,000,000 which we have paid out has been on unmatured note saving to Mr. Ponzi of. almost $500,- 000." Ponzi's manager said she had seen nothing of any investigators as yet although federal, state ana county inquiries are under way. Her books, She continued, were open for inspec tion by anyone in authority, and would show that Ponzi had more than enough money to satisfy all claims. Examination of the books, however, she says, will not solve the mystery of how Ponzi has made his money. With his ready satisfaction of all de mands for payment, question has turned from his solvency to "how does he do it?" In reply to the statements of Postmaster Patten of New York, that there are not enough international postal coupons in the world to build up the fortune which Ponzi claims is his, Miss Meli declared that her chief's manner of "cashing in" on his operations was a business secret which he intended keeping, and which examination of his books would not show. Ponzi said today he was not per turbed by completion of paying in vestors 100 per cent, in 90 days, he had been offered $10,000,000 for his business. A New York banker, whose identity he refuses to divulge, made the offer. Ponzi said. He added that he had not decided whether to aecept but would hold another conference with the banker here in a few days. He said he intended to resume op erations in Boston and other cities where he has branch offices when the district attorney's auditors have com pleted their investigation, if he did not accept the banker's offer. Only 8 Jitneymcn Summonsed For Crowding Buses BATTLESHIP IOWA USED AS TARGET Washington, July 30 The once famous battleship Iowa, which played no small part in the destruction of Cevera's fleet at Santiago is being prepared at the Philadelphia navy yard for what naval officers say will be one of the most unique target ex periments ever attempted. Proceeding unmanned, but under her own steam and controlled by ra dio, probably from seaplanes, the old sea-fighter will become the objec tive of the big guns of the Atlantic fleet superdreadnaughts in Chesa peake Bay late this summer. This will be the first time that American warships have used a moving craft for a target except in actual war. Two of the Iowa s coal burning boilers are being converted to burn oil so the ship may continue under way with no one aboard once her fires have been started burning and her engines placed in motion. It is expected that the unique practice will give the gunpointers of the Atlantic fleet an opportunity to test their ability under conditions as nearly like those to be expected in battle as can be obtained. Smoke screens will be thrown around the Iowa during the runs and the course will be changed at will through the radio control system, necessitating a change in range on all the firing ships, exactly as would occur in ac tion. The Iowa has already been strip ped of some of its guns and much valuable metal and the practice wil; be continued until the old vessel, a mass of twisted metal, sinks beneath the waves to join the old Texas, which, as the San Marcos, was used for a stationary target years ago. The battleship Ohio has been turn ed over to the Bureau of Steam En gineering for purposes of experi ment in radio control and a staff of expert tetahnical officers has been placed on board to arrange the Iowa practice. ITALY SPENDING MILLIONS FOR AVIATION WORK Bomb Exploded In Church Kills Woman Washington, July 30. Italy is spending $30,000,000 this year on its aviation program, which, it is main aviation program, which is mainly of a civil character. Its program calls for a complete aerial transportation system for both passengers and goods, a regular air mail service and the establishment of international air routes. Study of routes which will join Italy with France, Switzerland, Aus tria, Jugo-Slavia, Greece and Italian colonies also is being made by the government authorities. Two dirigibles are now operating a successful tour ing service between Rome and Milan and between Venice and Milan and plans are being made to start the Napole-Palermo route. Four other lo cal routes are in operation and ex periments are being conducted on five others. , Were Not in Court At Opening Hour and the Cases Go Over Sum monses Served Only in Cases of E.xtreme Violation, the Inspec tors Say. (Bridgeport, Conn.f July 30.) Three inspectors of the State Motoir Vehicle department arrived unex-' pectedly in Bridgeport yesterday' afternoon, and during a wholesale in spection of jitney buses summoned, eight drivers to appear in court to answer charges of overcrowding. Th officers stationed themselves at Bar num and Noble avenue and in State and North Main streets, where they stopped many machines. Summonses were served only in cases of extreme) overcrowding. Those served with summonses were Joseph Caaerta, George Rosenfield, Herman Gussenhoden, James feydis kis, Robert Manthey, George Sweitzer, Robert T. Young and Edward Keeley, all of Bridgeport. It is alleged that the machines which these men were driving were heavily overloaded, in some instances more than double the allowed number of passengers being carried. According to the. summonses, all of the drivers were ordered to anp.pear in the City court at 9 o'clock this morn ing. Inasmuch as the court convenes at 8:30 o'clock, none of the drivers ar rived on time, and the cases were therefore continued until tomorrow morning. Jitneymen were up in arms over the arrests last night, some going so far as to claim that the action was brought about by the Connecticut company in an eftOTt to hinder Jitney transportation in Bridgeport. The state inspectors claimed this morning. However, that the jitneurs had re ceived plenty of warning against over crowding and were well awai1 of the fact that they would be prosecuted if the practice was continued. The in spectors explained further, that sum monses were served only in extreme oases of violation, and action was taken merely to protect the passen gers in the machines. In view of the present emergency the local police were instructed to use "common sense" in making arrests for violation of the overcrowding law. Up to the present time not a single driver has been arrested for this of fense by the city authorities. The serving of summonses did not interfere with drivers completing their runs yesterday afternoon, and jitney traffic was not seriously dis rupted by the action of the state of ficials. Buses continue to operate today, and all drivers have been in structed to obey as near as possible, every staje law. The state inspectors who served summonses yesterday were C. C. Thatcher, John Marsh, Jr., and John Edgarton. The men are said to have been operating under direct or ders from Robbins V. Stoeekel, state commissioner of motor vehicles. WILL ATTEMPT TO DRIVE OUT CANTU NOT ENOUGH COUPONS. . New York, July 30 The world's supply of international postal cou pons is not large enough to enable any person to accumulate the fortune which Charles Ponzi claims to have made according to Postmaster patten. Ponzi would need 160,000,000 cou pons to make $8,000,000, Mr. Patten said. In New York only 27,000 cou pons are on hand and only $370.50 was paid to redeem coupons during the three months ending June 30 and only $860 worth of coupons were sold here during that period. ENOCH ARDEN AGAIN ENACTED Havana, July 30 Explosion of a I and other articles dropped by the . , ' . nt ct ! frightened congregation, bomb placed in a window of St. vicUm,ss deatn was due to Filipe's Catholic church during a j fright Sne coiiapsed in the street service resulted in the death of one j arm died shortly after being taken to woman and slight injuries to a few a hospital. other persons last night. The j Only slight damage was done to the church was strewn with hats, fans ' church. $25,000 Worth Of Hooch On Platform (Bridgeport, Conn., July 30.) There were several near-prostra-tions at the railroad station among the workers and the people waiting for trains yesterday afternoon just be fore 4 o'clock. From somewhere came Z barrels of whisky, O. real whisky. It was rolled along the platform to the elevator where It descended somewhere. It was the real stuff for it had the markings of the Louisville distillery from which it came on it One man whose eyes never left the dler barrels as they were rolled along the platform remarked very sadiy: wen, all I can say is that someone ought to be arrested for inciting to riot. And they handle that just like they would other barrels. It's a sad world." . Kansas City, Mo., July 30. "When Henry Curtis, the husband whom she had believed dead in France returned, Mrs. Esther Warren Curtis Peel de cided that she loved him better than she did Etrgene Peel, whom she had married after being informed that Curtis was dead. Today she was free. Peel having been granted a divorce here yesterday. Esther Warren married Henry Cur tis in; Carthago? Mo. in August, 1914. Peel was another suitor, according to testimony in the divorce suit. In 1916 Curtis joined the Canadian army and atfer the second battle of Mons his wife Was officially informed by the Canadian government that he had died as the result of "being gassed. On September 10, 1918, she married Peel and in June, 1919. Curtis reap peared. He said he had been gassed, had spent months in a hospital much of the time delirious, and that all marks of Identification had been lost. Curtis discovered that his wife had married Peel and he asked her to choose. She chose the returned sol- Thais was Enoch Arden re- Mexicali, Lower Calif., July 30 (By The A. P.) Mexican federal troops will attempt by superior num bers to outflank and drive from FROM GERMANY Mexica11 the forces being recruited the northern district of Lower Cali fornia, according to Cantu leaders. To cunteract such a movement, strong positions on high ground are being selected by the defenders, Cantu's officers said, with a view to sweeping large expanses with artil lery at the approach of the federal troops from Manzanillo and Guay mas. Eight men who ranked high In the army of the late President Venus tiano Carranza have offered their services to Cantu. In addition to the regular troops recruited at the stations established here. Governor Cantu declared that he had 500 new recruits at San Luis, on the Sonora side of the Colorado river, 20 miles from Yuma, Arizona. The lives and property of Ameri cans and other foreigners on both sides of the border line would be protected as fully aa possible by the Mexican provisional government in the event of hostilities between DeLa Huerta and Cantu Rorces, it was an nounced by M. G. Paredes, Mexican consul here. A small force of Unit ed States troops i8 ready to protect American interests if the necessity arises. MIDDLE-CLASS CLUB DISAPPEARS Berlin, July 29 A venerable Teu tonic institution, the Stammtisch, Is disappearing. The Stammtisch was the middleman's club, but since the price of beer has gone up from 30 pfennigs a pint to 2 marks for less than a pint, the inducement to gather round the oaken board in some vault ed "Keller" to discuss politics, art or philosophy has faded away and the great decorative steins with the em bossed pewter lids have become mere shelf ornaments. Berlin Stammtische were many and various. Each had Its own customs and convivial ritual. Some, where painters, cartoonists, actors and lit erary men foregathered, were famous throughout the German-speaking world and had been in continuous ex istence for over a century. The latest one to go is the artists' Etammtisch at Siechens , in the Beh renstrasse, with which many famous names are associated. To the traditional German, the end of the Stammtisch means the end of Gemuthlichkelt, that parJicularly beatific state of mind induced by good cheer and high thinking. OFFICERS AND NEGROES CLASH vived. Women voters who haven't time to read the president's apecheB, may yet succeed in finding out what Mrs. Wilson is wearing. Youngstown, O., July 30 Deputy Sheriff W. A. Fisher, was in a serious condition at a hospital today and the unidentified body of a negro was in a moreue here with four bullets in it as the result of a fight between eight negroes and three officers. A telephone message to Sheriff Morris called the officers to the city limits with a report that eight ne groes were acting suspiciously. The negroes opened fire as soon as the sheriff's automobile stopped. Seven of them escaped. This is the third clash within two weeks between ne groes and officers in which shots have been exchanged. LION CUB IS BORN AT ZOO TRAINING CAMP A GREAT BUILDER Statistics compiled at the Reserve Officers' Training camp at Camp Devens, Mass., from the student per sonnel of 740 young men shov that there was a great all around physical gain. The average gain in weight was 3.68 pounds; normal chest measure ments showed a gain of 1.88 inches; chest expansions showed gain of 1.86, and the average gain An expansion was .20 inches. New York, July 30 Helen, a lioness caged in Central Park, today licked her 41st offspring as affection ately as if the cub were her first born. Her keepers explained that her other children, sav two which died In in fancy, had been sent away to popu late other zoos. Ackbar, the father, roared fiercely when thee hild wasb orn but later looked upon the event as simply rep resenting one more lion in the world. CAPTUJtKD BY EEDS. London, July 30 On the northern front of the Russian-Polish battle fine the Bolsheviki have captured the fortress of Ossovetz and the Poles are falling back on Lomza, 75 miles northeast of Warsaw, saya a Soviet cial statement received by wireless apt tod day. LEAPS FROM WINDOW. New York, July 30 Lieut. Benja min P. Hinman, on sick leave from the Great Lakes Naval Training Sta tion, after a nervous breakdown to day leaped to death from a window in his brother's apartment here.