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THE FARMER; FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1920
FIVE WARSAW IN REACH OF REDS Populace Fleeing From Polish Capitol As the Bolshevik Armies Cross the Bug River Americans Get Ready to Leave Moscow Peace Parley Interrupted. FRANCE'S PUBLIC DEBT ENORMOUS Paris, Aug. 4 France spent just about aOO, 000, 000, 000 franca on the war and now owes 233,729,000,000 of cording to official figures quoted by summer CELEBRATE 50TH WEDDING DATE Sufneld, Conn., Aug-. 4. The Rev. Dr. UR chert Stuart MaoArthur and Mrs. HklacArthur today observed the fiftieth nniversaxy of their wedding at tnen home. "Inniasbail. Many Senator Doumer in his report on the close friends came here for the ooca 1920 budget. If she were obliged to sion and townspeople generally called pay her exterior debt at the present rate of exchange it would amount to Paris, Aug. 4 Polish, French and British military experts at Warsaw telegraphed here last night stating that Warsaw must be evacuated with in two or three days. Polish experts report that the Polish army along the Bug river, which was Warsaw's last line of defense, retreated so precipi tately that they did not destroy the bridges behind them. The capital probably will be moved within a few days to Cracow. A special Russian cavalry corps, the military men reported, was driv ing southwest along the border of the Allenstein district and had yesterday reached a point 30 miles from Mlawa, 31 miles northwest of Warsaw, on the only direct railroad to Danzig from the Polish capital. These cavalry men were said to be headed through Mlawa into the Polish corridor to the Baltic, nearby, and thence to Pomer ania. AMERICANS PACK TIP. Warsaw, Au;. 3 Officials at the American consulate have packed their most important records for prompt shipment from this city in case the Russian Bolsheviki continue to ad vance. The task of vising the pass ports of the hundreds who desire to leave Warsaw will continue until the consulate is forced to close. Outgoing trains for Vienna, Posen and Danzig are crowded and seat res ervations are selling at a large pre mium. People are fighting to gain entrance to the station platforms and rush for places to sit or stand as soon as the trains back in. A close guard Is maintained by troops who inspect all papers to see that no soldiers de part unless they bear proper creden tials. PARLEY OFT. London, Aug. 4 Postponement of armistice negotiations between Po land and Soviet Russia Is viewed here as creating a difficult and anxious situation likely to involve the abandonment of the proposed confer ence between representatives of the Allies, I'olajd, the Russian Bolshe vlki and the Russian border states for the settlement of the Polish ques tion. London newspapers take widely divergent views regarding the Bol shevik attitude in demanding nego tlationa for peace coincident with the arrangement of an armistice. Some declare the action of the Soviet gov ernment is perfectly justifiable and roasonablc, while others indignantly denounco it as evidence of a deter mination to allow the Bolshevik arm ies to reach Warsaw and there die tate terms equivalent to a complete surrender of the Poles and the en forcement upon them of a Soviet form of government. In the latter quart ers it is stated one of the Soviet armistice conditions was that the Poles must disarm, give guarantees that they would not receive military aid from the Allies and undertake not to "renew aggression against Russia." SHOOT WHrrE COLLARS. v Allenstein. East Prussia, Aug. Ik. treats bv the Russian Soviet forces tA'xecutc instantly any civil or mili-t,-i, subjects of the allied powers who crotthe frontier are reported by refug'mi arriving here from the re gion the east being occupied by the Russiajii. This has caused the in terallied commission in this district to announce that no person will, for any reason, be permitted to enter the Russian controlled zone. These refugees declare that the Bolsheviki are shooting all landown ers and property holders, and others Kuspected of having money. The wearing of a white collar, they de clare, is sufficient evidence for a death warrant. SHARP BRITISH NOTE. London, Aug. 4 The British gov ernment is irritated over what it be lieves is Soviet Russia's equivocation over the British suggestion that the Russir.ns halt at the armistice line of demarkation in Poland and begin peace negotiations. It has dispatched a sharp note to the Soviet govern ment demanding a yes or no answer as to whether that government in tends to listen to the suggestion. TAXING HOSPITAL. Cracow, Poland, Aug. 4 (Polishl Thousands of wounded soldiers are taxing hospital facilities here and ' doctors and nurses, exhausted by Ions vigils are often dropping beside the operating tables. The American Bed Cross has opened an improvised school for nurses and 300 Vvomen ere being given a hasty elementary course. 67,000,000,000 francs. The actual figures of the public debt are: Interior loans (including 30 billions) pre-war debt, 121,949,111.150 francs; foreign loans, "34,296,102,000 francs; advanced by Bank France, 26,020,000,000 francs; floating debt. 51,464,251,500; total, 233,729,464,650, Against this total are amounts due France from Allied countries for ad vances during the war aggregating 3,880,000,000 francs, leavfng the net balance against her 230,000,000,000 in round figures. The way expenditures grew during the war and the ratio in which they have decreased since 1918 are shown by the following: 1914 (five months, 6,589,434,249 francs; 1915, 22,804,486,525 francs; 1916, 32,941,141.169 francs; 1917, 41,679,599.629 francs; 1918. 54,537, 105,100 francs; 1919, 49,029,399,951 francs; 1920 (seven months) 25,714, 366,203. Doumer calculates that on a peace bsis allowing for natural progres sion the expenditures would have averaged about 5.500,000,000 yearly. to extend congratulations. Among members of the CHAPLIN'S SOCIALISM CAUSE, WIFE SAYS HIRE COUNSEL FOR DEFENCE OF HUSBAND SLAYER MAYOR REMOVES HEALTH OFFICER New Britain, Aug. 4 Dr. Henry T. Bray, acting chairman of the Board of Health and one of the most prom inent physicians in the state, was re moved from membership on th board by Mayor O. F. Curtis, follow ing his refusal to resign at the may or's request. The action of the may or came as a bolt from a clear sky in municipal circles, as it was gen erally thought that Dr. Bray, because of his long experience in city health affairs, would be a fixture on the board, but the mayor said last night that he and Dr. Bray could not rree on matters pertaining to the conduct of health department affairs and he asked the doctor to resign. Dr. Bray refused to do so, according to the mayor, and notice of his removal "for cause" was mailed by special de livery to Dr. Bray's summer home at New London, yesterday afternoon. immediate family present were the children, Rob ert of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. MaoAr thur and their children; and Miss Ger trude of Warm Springs, Va., who was In work overseas; Mrs. Mantague Howard and Mr. Howard and son of New York, and Rev. Kenneth C. Mac Arthur, Mrs. MacArthur and three sons of Cambridge, Mass.; and on Mrs. MaoArthur's side Rev. Charles C. MacGregor of Lawrence, Mass.; Dr. and Mrs. Henbert P. MacGregor of New York city; Dr. George Henry Fox and Miss Alice Fox of New York city. There were no formal exercises at the reception but the number of call ers was large, and many gifts were the material evidence of the affection in which the couple is held. Dr. and Mrs. MacArthur were mar ried at Painted Post, N. Y. Few of the eruests on that occasion are now living and but one attended the golden wedding today, she. being Mrs. F. M Burroughs of New York, who was Miss Harriet Fainbrother of Paw tucket, R. L Dr. MacArthur is one of the best known clergymen of this country. For 42 years he was pastor of Calvary Baptist church in New York, his only permanent charge. CANNOT MULCH SUMMER FOLK Hartford, Conn., Aug. 4 Merchants of Connecticut shore resorts will no longer bo permitted to charge mem bers of the various summer colonies higher prices than are paid by per manent residents of these places, it was announced today by William F. Whitmore, fair price commissioner for Connecticut. The practice is con sidered discriminatory and is in vio lation of the provisions of the Lever act, designed to prevent unreasonable prices on the sale of necessaries of life. Complaints had been made to Com missioner Whitmore of the practice of some merchants in Connecticut towns or villages where the bulk of the sumer trading is done that the merchants had been in the habit of charging a fair profit to residents and when the summer season was at its height prices were charsed that pro vided profits that were manifestly unfair if not absolutely classed as profiteering. Commissioner Whitmore today com municated with one of the merchants at a popular summer resort, remind ing him that it had been brought to his attention that the merchant question is maintaining a double sys tem of nrices. The merchant waa advised that such a practice is in vio lation of the Lever act. It is reported that this system has been in vogue at the various summer ins places for many years, the mer chant claiming the necessity of mak ing sufficient profits on the summer trade to last through the lean months of the winter. PONZI SAYS HE WILL ORGANIZE BIG CORPORATION New York, Aug. 4. Charlie Chaplin's socialistic theories did as much to wreck his home as ever his custard pies did damage in the kitchens of the films. This was the statement made by his wife, Mrs. Mildred Harris Chap lin, who admitted yesterday at the Hotel Chatham that she had brought suit for divorce on the grounds of "mental cruelty" in the Los Angeles courts. "I wouldn't say anything to hurt Charlie," she said, ""but It is true. I thought everybody knew that he is interested in Socialism. He brought his radical friends to the house, and I didn't like them. I wouldn't eat with them. "The trouble with Charlie's social lam was that he wanted to do the preaching and let me do the practis ing. He talked a lot about how wrong it was to spend money on lux uries. That was why he wouldn't let me have a car. But he had a big ma chine himself. I had to taike taxis, and then he found fault with the bill. "When I was in the hospital last winter, when my baby was born, he promised me an automobile. He was very good and kind to me then. But when I got well and went home he sent me an old second-hand car that ho had traded in for one of his srtWio cars. "He didn't take any interest in hav ing pretty things or a good time. He wanted me to have two dresses and one coat, and I had to buy his socks with my own money, else he would go with holes. At Christmas time he thought it was silly to have a tree and presents. But I trimmed my tree my self and I gave him presents. He didn't give me any. "After the guests had gone he gave me a platinum and diamond cigarette case that some one had given him and told me I could trade it in for anything I wanted. I told him I would rather have had a rose that he had given me of his own accord. That was the first Christmas we were mar ried and it broke my heart. I cried all day." Mrs. Chaplin said that she did not know how much money her husband gave to radical organisations, but that she knew he had many friends in So cialist groups. "He was always reading the 'Liber ator,' " she said. "He used to walk about the town half the night, saying he had to think. He never dia any thing but 'think.' Mrs. Chaplin will spend the summer at Mamaroneck, where she has taken a house, and will work every day on a new picture for the Chaplin-Mayer company. She said she had also been asked by Al Woods to return to the legitimate stage. Her action for divorce was filed without her knowledge by her Los Angeles lawyers, she said, as she had expected the matter to be delayed until fall. She declared there was no truth in the statement that she was suing ' on grounds of physical brutality; that she suffered only "mental cruelty" from her comedian husband. She also asked the court to demand from him an (accounting of their com order preventing Mr. Chaplin from j disposing of his interest In moving picture films was issued by presiding Judge Jackson and made returnable Monday. Mrs. Chaplin included In the list of mental tortures to which she had been subjected the fact that their marriage on October 23, 1918, was kept secret for four months, on the ground that it would injure her hus band professionally. START WAR ON J. BARLEYCORN Kingston, Jamaica, Aug. 4 War against John Barleycorn has been started in the home of Jamaica rum. Two American missionaries, the van guard of a prohibition crusade, have just aided in the organization of the Jamaica League against Alcoholism, which it Is said, is to affiliate with the World's League against Alcohol ism, headed by the P-t. Honorable Leif Jones, the Rt. Sir Donald Mc Lean, M. P.; and Lord Rowallan. vice-president. One of the American missionaries urged the mass meeting to follow the lead of "I'ussvfoot" Johnson. One of I the chief obstacles to making Jamaica dry is the. manufactuttre of rum, an in dustry which is said to net the gov ernment fully $1,000,000 in revenue annually. Boston, Aug. 4. With his smiling' face only four feet from a cashier's window that depleted his treasury at least $500,000 more yesterday Charles Ponzi outlined to newspaper men vast plans for the future. They make his current project, now under investiga tion by a score of Federal and state fficials, look like a medium for earn ing pin money. A chain of banks, a group of steamship lines and a world wide import and export firm, all di rected by Ponzi, were forecast in a mild, conversational tone. Initial cap italization, Ponzi said, will be for $100, 000,000 and that will be increased rap idly to $200,000,000. He hinted at tre mendous co-operative profits. The day for the crowd around Pon zi s office was enlivened by the dis tribution of thousands of printed cir culars, purporting to be signed by a former member of the Massachusetts Legislature, now a selectman and member of the Board of Assessors of a nearby town. "A thief doesn't give yoti your money back, the circular read in part. "I have no money invested with Ponzi and have never met him. But he is manifestly a friend of the people, fought bitterly by great interests. 1 warn investors not to ibe stampeded into "withdrawing their money." The scramble for the circulars was so great that mounted policemen charged the throng. Several persons were knocked down. State's Attorney General Allen announced this after noon that he has appointed Samuel Spring, an attorney said to be an au thority on investment laws, to mves tigate Ponzi's affairs as soon as the Federal audit is complete. None of it seems to affect Ponzi's peace of mind. there are two words that appear in every ten sticks of newspaper copy written in Boston. One is "dapper" and the other is "debonair." "I've just come from breakfast Ponzi told reporters this morning. "It was a doughnut and a cup of coffee that's all I can afford now. "After this investigation has shown that I am 'on the level,' if I should open again, such a tremendous amount of money would blow in that I doubt if I should be able to accept it and continue to pay 50 per cent in forty-five days, as I am doing now. "I am planning an organization for an investment syndicate capitalized at $100,000,000 and eventually to be capitalized at $200,000,000, in which subscribers would receive conserva tive monthly interest plus quarterly, semi-annual or yearly dividends. This capital is to be invested in industrial enterprises by acquiring control also of a chain of banks throughout the United States and the world, to be operated on a profitsharlng basis; also in an importing and exporting company, affiliated with my banks and having under control steamship lines plying between Boston and all foreign countries. In every enterprise I nave mentioned interest will be paid on a profit-sharing basis not only to patrons but to the working staff. These will be started in Boston, aa Boston is my city. CAPTURE MAN-EATING SHARK AT SHORT BEACH New Haven. Aug. 4 Bathing on the east shore took a slump yesterday when a big shark, of the regulation man-eating variety, was caught, after desperate battle by three men and landed at Short Beach. Shortly before 8 o'clock yesterday morning Stedman Jones, a shore resi dent at Short Beach, noticed a thrash ing of the waters in the big bed of sea weed that lines the outer bar at the bathing beach. In company with Robert Altmansberger and the latter's brother Albert, he made for the spot and discovered a six-foot shark strug gling to free itself from the entang ling grass and make for deep water. The Altmansbergers hastened ashore and grabbed clam hooks and Jones made for his shotgun. The tide was low and the water only waist deep where the shark ap peared and the three attackers plung ed in. The Altmansbergers were the first to the shark and both began hacking away with their clam hooks. The shark made frantic rushes and thrice lunged through the grass and tried to retaliate. For 15 minutes the two men banged and jabbed away savagely and by the time Jones ar rived with the gun the shark was nearly done for. A few well placed shots, however, finished him. The clam hooks were then buried deep in the monster's skull and the three towed him ashore flopping and splashing. The crowd gathered on the beach to watch the fight stood back in amazement when the creature was finally drawn onto the sand, and the folks got a good look at the hid eous mouth, lined with row upon row of white gleaming teeth, three quar ters of an inch long and sharp as needle points. A dog getting too close came near losing a foreleg when the animal in his dying agony made a snap and just nipped the dog's paw. The shark was quickly slung to a convenient tree and measured and the tapeline showed an inch or two over six feet. It weighed about 200 pounds. New Haven. Aug. 4 Attorney Jacob P. Goodhart consented yester day after a conference of some length with interested parties to appear as attorney for Mrs. Frank Sokolowsky, who is charged with the murder of her husband in this city June 26. and who was arrested in New York Sun day where she had been hiding since the tragedy. It seems that a New York- society, representing certain allied foreign peoples, has become interested in the case of Mrs. Sokolowsky and is to give her financial support for her de fense. The society is connected with various churches in New York, one of which is the Polish church, which has already interested members of Polish religious societies in this city who will co-operate with the New York organisation in providing Mrs. Sokolowsky with as good counsel as can be found in the state. Owing to the laws of the state of New York on the subject of extradi tion, the return to this city of Mrs. Sokolowsky, who threw a quantity of carbolic acid on her husband's face while he slept, admittedly with the intention of disfiguring him, but with out murderous intent, will be delayed for some eight days yet, although she is willing to forego extradition rights. Coroner Eli Mix. who went to New certain York to exam ine the womnn. had not returned last night, and consequently no official statement has been received from him. While the coroner's official state ment will not in all probability con tain more than is sufficient to cover the charge against the woman,, some very interesting evidence is likely to be brought out at the trial. The woman owns up to having thrown the acid, but with no intention of doing more than to disfigure her husband, a labor leader, scholar, art ist, spy and Don Juan, who rushed screaming from the house at 25 Beers street on the morning of June 2 6 last after his wife threw carbolic acid in his face from motives of jealousy, and who died before he could reach Grace hospital, just across the street. Was jealousy the only motive? What happened tothe large sum of money which Sokolowsky was known to have had in his possession and wnicn was not round on his re mains? Why did Mrs. Sokolowsky make an immediate dash for the Canadian line and no sooner reach Toronto than she left it again and returned straight to the danger zone of Connecticut? Where did Sokolow sky get the large quantities of money he always carried, seeing that it is but a few months since he was work ing as a laborer? Did Sokolowsky double cross the unions by accepting money from the manufacturers in the Naugatuck valley to plant their pro paganda while appearing to preach strike? Why did he always tell his friends that he owned a shoe store in Brooklyn, which he did not? And why did he in seven years change his name from his proper name of Frank Genutis to Orloffski and then to So kolowsky ? These are some of the questions which will make the trial an interest ing one. HOLCOMB NOT IN n a rn As Clans Gather at Dan bury' for Meeting and Dinner That Seems to Be the Opinion Din er Hear a Letter From Senator Harding. (Special to The Times) Danbury, Aug. 4 As the Republic can clans gathered here today for the meeting of the State Central commit tee and the dinner in honor of Con gressman Schuyler Merritt the out standing feature of the current of talk seemed to be that Gov. Marcus H. Holcomb would not be the choice to run for governor this fall. At the same time Holcomb may be a can didate as he has not said that he will not run. The Bridgeport contingent was slow in arriving and those in the van guard were City Clerk J. A. H. Rob inson, Captain Donald Mclntyre, John H. Redgate and County Commissioner Frank Ballard. The meeting of the State Central Committee was scheduled to start at 1:30 o'clock to be followed by the dinner at 3 at the Danbury Faij grounds. MARKET DROPS WITH STERLING EXCHANGE New York. Aug. 4 -Today's stock market opened in a confused fashion, with the majority of important shares showing a decided downward tendency. A further drop in sterl ing exchange of six cents on the un favorable foreign news induced liqui dation and short selling which coun teracting supporting orders and the favorable effect produced by yes terday's late relaxation in call money rates. Mexican Petroleum, Baldwin, the steels, Central Leather, U. S. Rub ber, Corn Products, Great Northern preferred, Chesapeake and Ohio and New Haven were depressed one to two points. Readjustment of the speculative po sition caused a general rally before midday in which the railroad stocks made the best showing. Union Pa cific, Northern Pacific, Northwestern, Reading and various low priced shares scored advances of 1 to 2 1-3 points. Industrials responded to vig orous short coverings. Unfavorable foreign news and' comment regarding business conditions in the steel trade asd other industries lost their influ ence in face of the confident buying of railroad issues which suggested a change in speculative sentiment. American Cotton Oil declined 7 points as a result of the passing of the dividend. A lower renewal rate for call money and a slight recovery in sterling exchange rates contributed to the better feeling. WHEAT PRICES GO TO SMASH Chicago, Aug. 4 Excited general 9 selling brought about a sensational mash in wheat prices today. The fcy market opened S to H cents lower J with December $2.16 to S.-..21 and m March $2.21. Most of the Belling was said to come from company holders tn to turn it from country hold ers anxious to tu:r. UMtr wheat into cash. A few minutes, however, the market rebofindert aa much as 11 cents lr. rome raflir" MUNICIPALITIES TO HAVE BOND ISSUES K. OF C. SPENT $39,069,958 SN THE WORLD WAR REBELLION NOT MUCH FEARED Are Feet A Vehicle? Ask Norwalk South Norwalk, Conn., Aug. 4. The police no longer linger in the streets, the stray dog or cat seems apprehen sive while midnight oil is being burned by the legal minds of the city who are grappling with the weighty subject of just what a new city ordinance means by the word "vehicle." Attorney WUMiam A. Griffin, Jr., at tafeed the validity of the new ordi nance in court this morning and a special session of the court will be held next Monday to further consider the matter. The mystery of the whole matter which has set Norwalk a-thinking as she never thought before, is that the new ordinance prohibits, between cer tain hours, the parking of "vehicles" within certain areas. No distinction Is made whether the vehicles is for transportation, is a per son's feet, a bafoy carriaige, a horse and wagon, an automobile or a trolley car, hence the doubt in the minds of all, as to whether they are liable to arrest if they stop for a minute or two. COL. C. M. JOSLYN DEAD AT HARTFORD New York, Aug. 4 Genersl Allen, commanding the American army o occt.ipo.tion in Germany has been j designated as the American, represen tative nt t H ofl icn tirtn nf tVio Madrid and Barcelona which plan to ( Knigh,ts of Columbus statue of Gen. Madrid. Aug. 4 Bonds amounting to 60,000,000 pesetas will be issued soon bv each of the municipalities of lee the money to improve the city services. In the past most of the public ser vices in the cities of Spain, such as railroads and street car lines have beer, in the hands of foreigners and it Is planned to start a campaign to turn the street car service of Madrid, I now owneu by Belgians, into a bpan- i&h company. Whitesburg, Ky., Aug. 4 A drove f intoxicated hogs has given prohibi tion officers the clew that led to seiz ure of a giant still and arrest of two man in Iietcher county, Ky. The offt oora. operating out here reported de troction of six stills. The hogs, ac MTdlng to one of the prohibition en forcers, were foun1 on top of a moun. tain and were "cuttinc welri capers." A -.: rrh ana discovery ut iie it ill followed. TO TN CKEA St. FORCES JN K.OREA of Tokio, Aug. 3 (By tne A. P.) Japan will incrca&e her garrison forces in Korea by 4.S0O men, owing to unsettled conditions, according to an announcement made public here today. Lafayette a. Met3 on Aug. 21. A telegram to this effect from Secretary of War Baker was read at today's session of the Knights' annual con vention. Mr. Baker congratulated the organization for its "splendid work." A detailed report as to what the Knights did with the $39,760,958 col- j lected for welfare work during the j war was made by the supreme board ! xr Kansas farmers experienced BO dif ficulty in obtaining an adequato fnroe cf men te harvest the wheat although serious trouble was predicted. directors. A total of $ll,516,46i was spent on camp, community and employment nativities In this country and $5, 003,613 in foreign countries. A total of $7,000,000 remains for other educational work after account ing for nearly $5,000,000, which has been devoted to scholarships. Low i overhead charges, the report said, had crops allowed the Kmgnts to continue their first I program without resorting to another -?ir:ipa.'5n funds. Mexico City, Aug. 4 -Mobilization of only three thousand men for the campaign against Governor Cantu of Bower California has been ordered by the government, according to a war department statement. More troops will be sent if necessary, al though it was indicated the govern ment does not consider the rebellion of great importance. The Chinese fraternal union has received a message from Chinese in Lower California saying Governor Cantu has demanded a loan of $500, 000 but that following a consultation with the Chinese minister at Wash ington it has been decided to refuse the demand, as such a step might be construed as aiding the rebellion. Chinese and Japanese residents of Lower California have sent an appeal to the United States government, ask ing that they be given permission to cross the frontier into California dur ing the campaign against Cantu. NEW YORK STATE DEMOCRATS AGREE IjOST 7,000 MEN. Constantinople, Aug 4 The Arabs lost 7,000 men in attempts to prevent the French entering Damascus, ac cording to Beirut advices. The French used armored cars, tanks and air planes while the Arabs had only in fantry, cavalry and poorly equipped artillery. The Interchurch World Fovement has been joted to be abandoned. De fection of several important denomi nations was the moving cause. Saratoga Springs, Aug. 4 The fol lowing ticket has been tentatively agreed upon by the Democratic lead ers: Governor Alfred E. Smith of New York City. Lieutenant Governor 'George T. Fitts of Ithaca. Comptroller Charles W. Berry of Brooklyn. Secretary of State Harriet May Mills of Syracuse. Attorney General Phillip A. Laing of Buffalo. State Treasurer John R. Taylor of Orange. State Engineer Paul McClotfd of Albany. Judges of the Court of Appeals Abram I. Elkus of New York and Edgar S. K. Merrell of Lewis. United States Senator Harry C. Walker of Bingharaton. Hartford, Conn., Aug. 4 Colonel Charles M. Joslyn, for years a lead ing figure at the Connecticut bar and prominent in the civil and business life of Hartford, died at his home, 245 Farmington Ave., early today. He had been ill for two or three years. Colonel Joslyn was born in Tolland March 20, 1849, and was of Huge not descent. The family has been prominent in Tolland county for 150 years. He graduated from Monson, (Mass.) Academy and studied law with the notable attorneys, Waldo Hubbard and Hyde, and was admit ted to the bar when scarcely past his majority. In later years ne was as sociated in several law partnerships and at. his death was senior of the firm of Hyde, Joslyn, Gilman and Hungerford. He was counsel for the state following the famous Bulkeley deadlock, also in the movement which abolished the east Hartford bridge. Colonel Joslyn represented Tolland in the general assembly in 1874. nominated on both party tic kets. 'He was a Hartford member of the House in 1885. He was for ten years chairman of the local high school com mittee. In 1882 and 18S4 he was Dem ocratic nominee for Mayor; was a member of staff of Governor R'T-hard D. Hubbard; for ten years president of the Hubbard escort, an historic Hartford organisation: secretary of the Connecticut State Bar Committee for many years and president of the Hartford Library Association. At the. time of his death he was a director of the Hartford-Connecticut Trust Com pany, a member of the Hartford Pub lic Library Association, a member of the South Congregational church, of the Hartford Club, the Hartford Golf Club, the Twentieth Century Club, th& Connecticut and American Bar Asso ciations and of the governor's staff association. He leaves a wife. A daughter, Mrs. Robert P. Butler, and two grandchildren. LETTER FROM HARDING. (By Associated Press.) Danbury, Aug. 4 Governor Hol comb, Lieutenant Governor Wilson and mar.j other state officers and other men prominent in Republican councils in Connecticut are attending a dinner being given in .the automo bile show building at the Danbury Fair Grounds this afternoon, as a testimonial to Congressman Schuyler Merritt of Stamford. Ex-Congressman Walter N. Chandler of New York, Senator Frank B. Brandegee and Congressman Merritt of this state, and Miss Helen Boswell of New York, are the principal speakers. The fojlowing letter from Senator Harding, Republican presidential nominee, was read: 'Referring to your recent letter concerning your celebration in honor of Congressman Schuyler Merritt, to be held August 4, I wish you would convey to those who attended this af fair my cordial greetings and best wishes. "Permit me also to say that tha spirit of Republicanism was never more pronounced than.it is now."". By every token that comes to me, I read a determination resolved upon vic tory. T can ascribe' this feeling to the issues before us and the condi tions that confront the nation. Our people want to return to constitu tional government. They formal peace that our affairs may be adjust ed to a tranquil stat from which they may measure the future. "But we want a peace that is real and not imaginary; a peace based up on fixed and determined basis, that maintains and recognizes our own dearly bought heritages that came with our independence; that inde pendence we propose maintaining un der all circumstances and at all cost, and we shall not be beguiled into a surrender of our sovereign rights by any specious scheme, however it may appeal to our fancy, that does not contain a clear definition of our au thority over our destinies and the lives of our youth. Such a policy in vites the cordial support of all re gardless to previous party affiliations and especially appeals to the instinc tive patriotism of the young men and women." MOUNTAIN TRADITION "Rip Van Winkle," said the teacher who keeps the class interested by telling stories, "went into the moun tains, took a drink with some strange people and slept for twenty years." 'II don't doubt it," commented the tall, slim scholar. "There's no tellin' what some o' this moonshine licker will do to a man." BICYCLES ARE NOW IN GREAT DEMAND COLBY WILL NOT TURN REPUBLICAN Pittsburgh, Aug. 4. "The Demo cratic party has become, in the truest sense of the word, a Progressive party," said Secretary of State Bain bridge. Colby in a letter to a Pitts burgher, denying reports that he pro posed to resign and return to the Re publican fold. Mr. Colby was one of the leaders of the Progressive party in 1912. His letter was written to Thomas R. Meacham. who called his attention to the newspaper reports and asked the Secretary for a statement. WANT COMMUNISTS IN PARLIAMENT Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 4 The bicycle industry has progressed more rapidly in the past year than any other industry in the United States. This striking proof of the revival of bicycling was brought out at the opening session of the convention of the cycle trades of America here to day. The bicycle was emphasized as the cheapest transportation known to man. It was stated unofficially that 650.000 bicycles have been manufac tured in the United States during the last year. An appropriation of $300,. 000 was voted for the advertising campaign in the interests of the bicy cle industry in general during the coming year. A program of standardization of bicycles, parts and accessories wai adopted. By reducing production wastes this will conserve materials and make possible the manufacture of a greater number of bicycles. The demand for wheels is already taxing manufacturers to the limit. It was announced that the next bicycle and motorcycle show will br held at the coliseum in Chicago dur ing the week of November 8. A convention of cycle trades of America and of the national Cycle Dealers' association will be held at the same time. London, Aug. 4 Communist parti cipation in parliaments is favored in resolutions adopted by an overwhelm ing majority at a meeting of the Third Internationale at Moscow, according to a despatch from that city to tho Herald, organ of labor. COX PREPARES FOR NOTIFICATION Dayton, O., July 4. Following a restful night at his Jacksonburg farm. Governor Cox today faced another busy day clearing his desk in order to be free late this week for visitors here for his nomination ceremonies next Saturday. No engagements for today were on the governor's calendar but he ex pected to give further consideration to the woman suffrage tignt in ihi-nessf. Berne, Aug. 4 Electric trains sxe now passing through the St. Gothard tunnel. The St- Gothard railway is to be entirely electrified, a further section, Eratfeld to Goeschonen, just havinJt been completed.