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Populace Fleeing From
Polish Capitol As the
Bolshevik Armies
Cross the Bug River
Americans Get Ready
to Leave Moscow
Peace Parley Interrupted.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
"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
"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
"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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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"
$39,069,958 SN
Are Feet A
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Secretary of State Harriet May
Mills of Syracuse.
Attorney General Phillip A. Laing
of Buffalo.
State Treasurer John R. Taylor of
State Engineer Paul McClotfd of
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.
(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
"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
"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."
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.
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
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.
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
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.

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