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THE FARMER: FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1920
SEVEN
Poles Mass For
Counter Stroke
As Reds Push On
Military Advisers Be
lieve This a Good Time
to Strike at Circle of
Steel Forming Around
Warsaw France Re
cognizes Gen. Wran
gel's Rule in the South
of Russia.
Warsaw, Aug. 11 (By the A. P.)
A concentration and re-grouping of
the Polish forces for an extensive
counter stroke within a few days on
the entire Warsaw front is reported j
by today's newspapers. Two automobiles, both touring cars,
Military men express the opinion j one owned by Reginald Vanderbilt of
that this is a propitious time to I T7th stre'et, New York city, the weal
strike hack in an effort to drive off j thy New Yorker, and the other owned
the Soviet forces which are endeavor- j and driven by harles Harfst of 66
lng to encircle the capita!. j Horace street, this city, collided on
the Post road in Fairfield on Monday
RKDS OX RAILROAD, j night, in front of the home of Dr.
P.iri Antr 11 The Russians now ! Hyde about 7:45 o'clock. The Van-
are occupying a stretch of 24 miles
of the direct railway line between
Warsaw and Danzig and a large force
is pushing across the Danzig corridor
to cut the remaining railroad, accord
ing to the French foreign office today.
nUIKX TO AID WKASGEIj.
Paris, Aug. 1 1 The French gov
ernment has decided to recognize
General Baron Peter Wrangel as j
head of de facto government of South,
Russia, according to information here
this morning.
The ministry of foreign affairs said
this recognition implied rendering
General Wrangel all possible military
assistance.
France will send a high commis-toii'-r
to Sebastopol immediately, the
foreign office stated. Two reasons
were given for the recognition. The
first was his promise '.to assume all
the obligations of the former Russian
government. The second was his
promise to give Russia a democratic
government.
REDS FTjVVKINCi WARSAW.
Warsaw, Aug. 10 Although Polish
forces havo abandoned the town of
Ostrolenka they continue to occupy
positions between the Narew and Bug
rivers and are sufficiently strong to
defend Warsaw in that direction. The
evacuation of Ostrolenka. however, in
volves a re-grouping of the Polish
forces along the rmiddle reaches of
the Bug river where they are re
treating toward the river Liwisc, east
of Warsaw. Along this stream the
Poles have fortHlcd positions which
extend along a line more than 30
miles from Warsaw.
The swinging movoment to the
north of this city apparently planned
to outflank tho defenses of Warsaw
and force the Poles to withdraw
across the Vistula, is the greatest
maneuver undertaken as yet by the
Bolshev-iki. It is supposed to be
under the leadership of General
Tottcacheskl. After crossing? the
Danxlg railway the Soviet cavalry is
reported to havo turned southward,
being closely followed by infantry,
which has marched close along the
Prussian frontier.
ROCKVILLE KICKS
ON FLAT FARE
Rockville, Aug. 11 Tho city of
Rockrllle is incensed against the new
trolley fares which the Connecticut
Company has put into effect and both
the City and the chamber of com
merfe are to bring the matter before
tho public utilities commission this
week.
Since Sunday the mileage of the
lntirurbn and trolley lines has been
extended if the Connecticut Com
pany Is (living up to its agreement to
charge tlx cents for 2 miles.
Tha
line to (Hartford is a little over 16
miles Idas and the line from Rock
ville to Stafford is 12.8 miles long. If
the far limits can be taken to be 2
miles tie distance on the line from
RockvJe to Hartford is 22 miles and
the mpage from Rockville to Staf
ford iil9 miles. The fare to Staf
ford i four cents and war tax, while
the f"e to Hartford is now 49 cents
an-d Mr tax. making it 52 cents to
Harfbrd.
ENDS FINE
OF $50 ON CRIPPLE
larence .ckwood, driver of a taxi
ed by John Winn of 364 South !
nue, whose achine collided with
other car at the corner of Barnum
d Bishop avenues on Sunday night,
d who was alleged to have been
Iriving the car while under the influ
ence of liquor, was fined $50 and;
costs in the city court this morning. ,
Judge Bartlett, however, allowed the I
case to siana until tomorrow morn
ing when it will be heard again. Lock
wood is a cripple and the only means
he has of making a living is by driv
ing a taxi. obody was injured as a
esult of the collision Sunday night.
10 POUND BOY IS
BORN IN AMBULANCE
About 1:30 this morning a hurried
111 was sent for the ambulance from
505 Connecticut avenue. Upon ar-
at the destination Dr. J. A.
5ums. ambulance physician, found a
laternity case and started with it to
3rldgeport hospital. Just as the am-
knJance reached the corner of Union
Id Stratford avenue. Mrs. Edith
ler. the patient, gave birth to a
10 pound male infant.
Later reports from the Bridge nort
hospital state that the mother and
Infant are doing nicely.
VANDERBILT
CHAUFFER
UNDE
Ordered to Appear in Fair
field Town Gourt Tomor
row in Collision Case.
derbilt car was driven by Bert Black
stock of 517 East 7 7 th street, New
York. The latter was arrested by
Constable H. T,. Klwood and taken to
the town lockup where he furnished
a cash bond of $50 for his appear
ance in the Town Court tomorrow
morning.
In the Vanderbilt car at the time
of the accident was a man who was
said to be Mr. Vanderbilt. Another
party in the car was said to be his
valet. Neither of the latter two
were held and their names could not
be learned. There were no injuries
resulting from the collision, but both
cars were badly damaged and were
taken to a nearby garage for re
pairs. The Vanderbilt car was enroute
from New York to Newport and
when the driver turned out from be
hind several autos that were directlj
ahead of him he crashed into the car
driven by Harfst which was going in
the opposite direction.
ASSOCIATE SAYS
PONZi IS FORMER
CONFIDENCE MAN
Boston, Aug. II An associate of
Charles Ponzi from the home of the
latter at Lexington, today telephoned
The Associated Press that Ponzi ad
mitted that-he was the Charles I'onsi,
formerly of Montreal. He added that
the spectacular financier was in con
ference with his lawyers and would
issue a statement later.
Reports from Montreal circulated
here Were to the effect that Ponzi un
der the name of Ponsi had operated
a financial plan promising large re
turns in Montreal 13 years ago. At
tention was called also to the records
of the St. Vincent De Paul Penitenti
ary in that city which were said to
show that a man known .as Charles
Ponsi had served a brief term there.
Karly today Ponzi denied any knowl
edge concerning the Montreal reports.
Later he refused himself to news
paper men.
His house telephone thereafter was
answered by a man who claimed to
represent Ponzi and who said that
something might be given out later in
the day. Subsequently he stated that
Ponzi admitted that he was the man
who had been known in Montreal. He
added that Ponzi had left hia home
for Boston to confer with one of hia
attorneys.
$7,000 SUIT ON
BUILDING LINE
Through their attorney. Thomas M.
Cullinan, EJdward J. 0Neil, who owns
I Property at the corner of Main street
ana reet on Hawley avenue, and
Theresa Cuneo. Who owns 192 feet on
Hawley avenue, have filed suits
again&t the City of Bridgeport over
the establishment of an eight foot
building line on Hawley avenue.
O'Neil claims Iris property will be
lemoned in value $7 000, while the other
property will be lessened $1,000. Both
ask the court to set aside the action of
tha city. The papers are returnable
in Superior court in September.
VIOLATED TRAFFIC
LAW FINED $15
Louis Socks of 155 Central avenue,
who was arrested shortly after 7
o'clock this morning at the corner of
Stratford and Seaview avenues by
Traffic Officer Guzzc-nhouscr for vio
lation of the trafac laws, was arraign
ed in the City Court this morning arid !
was fined $15 and coots by Judge j
Bartlett. Socks drovo up to the cor-i
ner in his machine and was not look- '
ing where he was going, according to
the officer. Who made the arrest, and i
as a result struck the officer a glanc
ing blow wifh the mudguard of the
car.
PEASE GIVEN CHANCE
TO GET A LICENSE
The "case of Arthur Pease of Mil
ford, who was arrested for operating
a jitney bus owned by A. Smith of
Walnut beach without a license and
whose jitney figured in an accident
on Nobieavenue on Sunday, when
nine persons were slightly Injured,
was continued until Saturday by
Judge Bartlett in the City Court this
morning to give Pease a chance to
secure a license. Smith, the owner
of the bus, was In the court this
morning and said that when he hired
Pease to drive the b je Pease told him
that he had a ldcense. He also said
that he made a test run with Pease
. and found him to be a careful driver.
R $50
SLACKER
HANGED
IN CELL
Janke, Bridgeport Man
Who Gave Himself Up
to the New York Police
Uses Handkerchief in
Suicide Plan at Hart
ford Sang in Caba
rets Here.
Hartford, Aug. 11 Conrad T. W.
Janke, the Waterbury and Bridgeport
slacker who surrendered to the New
York police Monday night and who
arrived at the Hartford police station
in custody of a federal officer Tuesday
evening, committed suicide by hang
ing in his cell this morning.
In each of the cells is a wall couch
and over the door are several short
bars. Janke adjusted a black hand
kerchief around his neck, knotting his
tie over this and slipping it through
the bars over his head. Then he
jumped off the cot.
Janke was 30 years old and was on
leave of absence from Panama,
where he had been working for the
Panama Railroad Company for 11
months. Janke, according to Federal
Agent Barbera, who arrived with him
here Tuesday night, was very de
York. He walked into West 47th
spondent on the trip up from New
Street precinct station in New York
Monday evening and surrendered
himself telling the police officer that
he had been unable to sleep because
he feared the police were on his trail
and that h would have to go to jail
for draft evasion.
A stenographic report of questions
which Agent Barbara put to Janke
in New York, with the answers, is in
Mr. Hazen's office today. It shows
that Janke was employed as a caba
ret singer in a cafe in Waterbury
from June to August, 1917. From
there he went to Bridgeport and ob
tained work in a factory, and on Sept.
12, 191S, he registered in the draft,
at Bridgeport, giving the name of
Charles Jackson, under which he had
been employed in cabarets. He was
registered in class A-l of the draft,
but was not called for service.
The hour,s at which he worked as
a singer with activity during the
greater part of the night and sleep
ing during the day, were given by
Jankeff as his reason for not register
ing in the first draft when he was
in Waterbury.
Janke worked in a New York res
taurant after the armistice. In Sep
tember. 191 !), he joined the south
ward bound army of men wanted for
failure to comply with Federal war
regulations and obtained work in
Panama as an assistant commissary
for the Panama railroad. He was
born in this country of German
parentage.
MACARONI TO
COVER HOOCH
The first seizure of contraband
liquor on a highway in Milford was
made this morning at 3 o'clock when
Officer Clarence Douglas of the Mil
ford police force stopped a large outo
truck with 50 five-gallon cans of alco
hol on board.
The officer halted the truck to tell
the driver of the truck and the other
four men to light their headlights and
being curious to see what the truck
contained he pried into the contents
and found the hooch carefully con
coaled beneath a pile of blankets. A
camaflauge load of macaroni was also
piled on top of tne liquor. The five
men and the truck were taken to po
lice headquarters in Milford and are
being held for the federal authoritiea
Prohibition Enforcement Agent Mc
Auliffe of New Haven was notified.
23,895,000 BUSHELS
OF MAINE POTATOES
Boston, Aug. 11. The condition of
the Aroostook County, Maine, potato
crop is 90 per cent, of normal and
forecasts 23,895,000 bushels, according
to the New England crop report is
sued today. The crop elsewhere in
Maine and New England, with the
exception of Rhode Island and North
eastern Massachusetts, has grown
well. New England's commercial ap
ple crop is reported heavier than last
year in all states but Maine.
Connecticut valley onions forecast a
yield of 92 per cent, with excellent
growth continuing. Tobacco in the
same region has grown very poorly.
Hay in Connecticut is nearly a full
crop. Oats are only fair. Corn is very
poor.
DROPS DEAD ON
HIS WAY TO WORK
"V3iiMe on his -way to work this morn
ing:, Patrick Morrissey of 9 TrumtmVl
road v.ttis suddenly taiken ill. He en
tered a house at 24 River street from
wbere a call was sent for the amJbu-
!ance. "When Dr. A. J. Burns arrived
ho fooin-d the man vrsus dead.
FRESH CLUE IN
KIDNAPPING CASE
Philadelphia, Aug. 11 Major Lynn
G. Adams, head of the Pennsylvania
State Police; Alfred I. Souder, cap
tain of detectives, and two other offi
cials left here late last night for Egg
Harbor, N. J.. on a fresh clew said to
be of great importance in the Cotigh
lin kidnapping case. It was stated at
police headquarters early today that
another arrest was not un'iliely.
HAD MONEY, SLEPT;
WAKE UP BROKE
I
i Gorge Hull of New Haven, fell
asleep last night on one of the abut
ents beneath the railroad station and
when he awoke about midnight he
discovered that he had entertained
visitors during his sleep, and was
shy his Elgin watcn if $50 in cash-
He reported his loss to the
who are iiwiTnPf;otlnj
police
" "
AUTO WRECKED
Reginald Vanderbilt, recently sued
by the government, was a figure in an
automobile wreck at Fairfield last
night. (OTJ&U
Trolleys In
The Lead By
112 To 7
Remarks of the Voters Are
Becoming Bitter Toward
the Jitneys.
The trolleys took an awful slam out
of the jitneys in the Bridgeport Times
preference vote today. When the
votes were counted this morning the
total was 112 for the trolleys and 7 0
for the Jitneys. Besides that the re
marks of those who sent their coupons
are getting more bitter toward the jit
ney service.
Here is what they say:
In favor of trolleys:
Lieaner, more comfortable, more
dependable in every way.'
"More breathing space. Less con
tact with your neighbor. Cheaper in
the long run."
easier to get into, easier to sit or
stand in, easier to gel out of."
Iso waiting on the street one-half
hour to see several buses go by and
cannot get a ride. Not so with the
trolleys; always room for one more.
"Best for use all times in the day
"The jitneys are no good at all."
"There is nothing like the good old
trolleys."
"The trolley forever for me."
"Trolleys by all means. If you
leave a package in a jitney, 'good-bye,'
and when you ask that same jitney
man if he had seen it, this is what you
get, 'Me no see no package; what you
think I am?"
"Disgrace to the city. Who wants
to ride in a crowded jitney?"
'Trolleys for me."
'More sanitary and more comfort
able. Let's have them by all means."
"Jitneys are too dirty and over
charge too much."
"Dirty and unreliable."
"Give us the trolleys. I have seen
Bridgeport grow for 71 years."
"If we get better service then the
trolleys. Thousands of people that
live outside of the city ride a great
deal on the cars and spend their
money in Bridgeport stores, so I don't
see why the fare should be any more
for them just because they hart
further to go."
"The jitneys are awful. I will move
out of Bridgeport if I can't have the
trolleys."
"The jitneys ought to be abolish
ed." "I prefer the trolleys because they
are safer.
"I believe the trolleys are more con
venient and easier riding than the
jitneys."
"The trolleys are far superior to the
jitney for general transportation."
"I rode every day but will walk
until we get trolley service again."
Cost six cents on the trolley, now
it costs 10 cents, about half way be
tween Bridgeport and Stratford."
"Give me the trolleys because they
are more comfortable and sanitary."
"Jits are rotten."
"Some of the buses are not lit for
swine."
"Trolleys better for the public in
every way."
''Mere comfort in riding."
"Safer, roomier and cleaner."
"How can a mother take her- chil
dren to the park on a pleasure trip
on a jitney? Where is the jitney
that will stop and take a mother with
Ave or six children and a basket ef
lunch?"
"Trolleys, because they are more
suitable for women and children."
"More comfortable and safer for
women."
"Safer and easier to ride on, and
cheaper for those who must trans
fer." "Certainly something will have to
be done arid very soon, I think. What
is the matter with the mayor? Can't
he do something? Or what kind of
a mayor is he? Trolleys, by all
means. Watted one hour for a
Beardsley park jitney. Ruined
every dress ever worn in a jitney
j The dirty, filthy things. I am sur
i prised people are not sick."
"The trolleys for all the Beardsley
park sections."
"Jitneys are unsafe and dirty and
operated by dirty, greasy looking
men."
"Please give us back the trolleys."
"Jitneys are unsafe and dirty and
operated by a dirty looking band."
"If they charge 7 cents on the jitney
transfer plan, people would rather pay
A 7 cents on the trolleys."
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A ,.; - ,
warner
TALKED
NOW
Legislature Reunion At
Momauguin Today is
Attended By All the
Republican Leaders of
the State and Some of
the Democrats Can
didates for Governor.
Cosey Beach, Aug. 11 -All of the
Republicans of the state of promin
ence and some of the Democrats are
at Momauguin today on the occasion'
of the reunion of the legislative club.
Judge James F. Walsh of Greenwich,
is presiding at the dinner. That
may be a help in his candidacy for
governor and it may not be. He
was selected for the place because
he was speaker of the House.
They don't do much at these meet
ings except talk about candidates for
the places on the ticket and they are
doing that today under the careful
guidance of the state committee.
Such talk as there is around here i
is divided between Jim Walsh, the i
man from Greenwich; Stoeckel, Tern-'
pleton and Judge' Warner of Saljs
bury. The last named is talked of
only in whispers as yet, but they do
say that if the gang can draft him
he'll probably be sprung upon the
convention at the last hour, or at
whatever other hour seems most
propitious.
But they expect to keep at the re
union all the afternoon.
Just before Mayor Wilson arrived
on the scene the band played Chop
in's Funeral March and everyone
sighed and said "Alas poor Cliff."
When the Lieutenant Governor fi
nally made his appearance he was
greeted with very little applause and
Gov. Holcomb and Senator Brande
gee who came with Col. Ullman did
not get much more.
FIRED ON CIVILIANS
IN DUBLIN STREETS
Dublin, Aug. 11. Yesterday's street
fighting, in which one civilian was
killed and another wounded, was
caused by the refusal of a grouip of
civilians to disperse as requested by
an armed patrol. The patrol was chal
lenged and ordered to halt by a mem
ber of a" group gathered around a
bonfire. The man who had shouted
the challenge was kneeling in firing
position end when the group Ignored
the patrol's order to disperse it was
fired upon.
itary."
'I live near Harvey Hubbell's plant
and have to ride to business four
times a day. I have always used the
trolleys bat now must use the jitneys.
Two straw hats for $6, and one pair of
pants for $8.50 is what it has cost me
in two weeks. I got on a jitney at
Barnum and Mill Hill avenues the
other day and a lady got on at East
Main street, with a pail of hot soup.
The driver started before the woman
was seated and half of the contents
landed on both of my legs, hotter than
h 1. That settled my pants, $8.50, and
drove me to drink to quiet my nerves,
and cool off the blisters on my legs.
Two drinks of moonshine at $2. Cheap
riding in jitneys I don't think. Driver
looked worse than a coal heaver, and
smelled more."
In favor of jitneys: "Fare is cheap
er and you don't have to drag your
clothes through the motorman's to
bacco juice."
"Quicker and more reliable. They
do not obstruct traffic. Soon the
trolleys will be out of date as the
horses are today."
"If the jitneys were not running
the trolleys would cost 15c, but not
now they can't."
"Turn back every other jitney at
Broad street, and give the people in
the center a chance."
"Give the workers in the center a
better chance to ride during rush
hours."
"If it is necessary to rid the streets
of the jitneys in order to have the
trolleys returned, by all means have
the tracks torn up at once. While
the jitney service has not been 100
it has been much better than before
the trolley suspension, and the trol
leys were never 100 perfect, even
when assisted by the jitneys. Re -
move the jitneys and where do you
suppose the trolleys would get on
The smoking nuisance should be
stopped if it exists. I have failed to
find one case of smoking since the
trolley stopped running, but no doubt
there are cases. Those who desire to
retain the jitneys should cease the
practice of their own accord, as there
are critics watching and looking for
all kinds of reasons to rid the streets
of the iitnevs. It only takes a few i
minutes to complete your journey in
the jitney and you ought to be able
to refrain from smoking while you
are riding. I read an article the
other night of a man who complained
of bed bugs in the jitneys. Well of
course that is a serious thing but not
serious enough to call ror tne remov
al of the jitney. If they were re
moved doesn't Mr. Bug Carrier know
that the person who carried that bug
into the jitney would ride in the trol
ley and thus carry his bugs into the
trolley, and then again Mr. Bug Car
rier does not present one bit of evi
dence that he got the bug in the jit
ney. Perhaps he got it in a moving
picture show or a theatre and per
haps in his own home, who knows ?
Regardless where he got it, it is an
noying but no matter where he goes
if he gets in a large crowd he is liable
to be made a bug carrier, so by all
means don't let your judgment of the
jitney be influenced by foolish argu
ments." "Jitneys are speedier, more fre
quent, cheaper. Give better service
in bad weather. No cars beyond
Park avenue on Fairfield avenue for
four days following a snow storm last
winter. Jitneys giving good service
all through this period. Trolley com
pany in the position of a concern
which is trying to abolish a competi
tor who is hurting their business by
giving better service. Jitneys are
here to stay; every change has its an
tagonists, no matter how much of an
improvement the change is. Ask the
man who rides, not the man who has
i interests in " the Connecticut comparer."
Mayor
Feet On Flight
To State Outing
MORE TALK OF
LASHAR FOR THE
SENATE TICKET
New Haven, Aug. 11. The boom of
Walter B. Lashar of Bridgeport for
governor was not very lively at the
meeting of the Democratic state cen
tral committee for the reason that
most of tile members have taken it
for granted than the man most likely
to get the nomination was Chairman
David E. Fitzgerald, mayor of New
Haven. There was some talk of
Thomas J. Spellacy and some talk of
'Congressman Augustin Lonergan of
'Hartford though it was said that Lon-
ergan wants to get baelt to his law
business, the expenses of a Washing-
ton career being very heavy for a
man of moderate means
There was a great deal of interest.
however, in Lashar's personality. I
Many of the members from up the 1
state were anxious to know some
thing aibout the Bridgeport manufac-
turer and before the meeting was
over there was talk that if Homer S.
Cummings didn't want the nomina- j
tion for the place of United States i
senator the Bridgeport man
wnittd !
make a good candidate. It was gen
erally recognized, however, that if
Cummings wants the nomination he
can have it but if he does not w.ant it
the candidacy of Lasliar will soon take
on very large proportions.
FEW FAIRFIELD
PEOPLE KNEW
OF THE ARREST
Fairfield people were both surpris
ed and shocked yesterday when they
read the story, told exclusively in The
Times, of the serious charges bemj
the 6 2 year old mechanic who has his
home at 17 8 Tunxis Hill Road. It
was a surprise because although the
arrest was made three weeks ago and
there had been a preliminary hearing
and continuance probably not a dozen
people in Fairifeld outside of those, di
rectly connected with the matter,
knew the first thing about Jut.
It was expected that the trial
would be held at 9:30 yesterday morn
ing, but when those interested in the
case gathered in the cramped quarters
alloted to court matters in the old
town house which sets at the rear i
of Fairfield's ancient common they
found an automobile case ahead of
them and had to make the best of
standing around outside the court
room during the long wait till the
automobile matter was out of the way.
Among the number thus waiting was
the accused man himself who dis
played no nervousness or apparent
concern and gave no indication that
he felt any sense of shame, but rather
an indifferent interest in being a cen
tral figure in the scene. For a part
of the time he sat on an old table
nonchalantly swinging his feet and
whistling softly to inmself. He is a
large man, probably six feet or more
tall and heavy in proportion. It is
said that beside the place which he
owns on Tunxis Kill road he has a
few thousand dollars in the bank.
When the automobile cases were
finally out of the way Judge Wilder of
Bridgeport, who is Lincoln's attorney,
asked that the case be continued until
... ... i
later in the week, basing his request
on the grounds that there had been
additions made to the charges and he
needed time to consider them. After
some discussion as to what day would
be most convenient for all concerned
the trial was postponed to Friday
morning at nine
i -
! RETAIL MERCHANTS
TO TALK PARKING
, mlere will be a meeting of retail
hr,nts in the Chamber of Com
i TI,e7.ce office tomorrow afternoon at 3
j o'clock, it is probable that the most
important discussion of the afternoon
. wm De on the. new parking ordinance
AUTO DRIVER HELD
FOR MANSLAUGHTER
South Norwalk, Conn., Aug. 11.
Harry J. Croal, aged 19, was bound
over to the criminal superior court,
September term, by Judge G. H. Vos
burgh, this morning, on a charge of
manslaughter. Croal was driving an
automobile on the night of July 31,
and crushed Archibald V. Benalisha
against a trolley car from which he
had just alighted, Benausna dying
next morning from his injuries.
LIGHT KEEPER FINED
FOR SHORT LOBSTERS
South Norwalk, Conn., Aug. 11
William Rhodes, keeper of the
Pecks Ledge Light house, off Nor
walk, was fined $50, and costs this!
morning for selling "short" lobsters.
A traffic in "shorts" has been going:
on in the waters aroun- Norwalk for;
some time according to game warden
Wilbur Smith, who made the arrest.
THEY THOUGHT THEY
WANTED SOFT DRINKS!
Shanghai, Aug. 10 Visiting Ameri
can legislators were surprised in
Hang Chow, Monday, when Chinese
officialdom in planning a flawless wel
come, followed prohibition tenets
and served grape juice at the various
elaborate affairs in deference to what
they assumed were the visitors'
wi&hfjK.
Gets Cold
City Clerk Robinson
Takes His Place in
Aeroplane When May
or Announces That He
Has a Chill Mayor
Goes to Momauguin in
An Automobile.
Because of a slight chill just before
it came time for him to make the
flight to the legislative outing at
Momauguin today. Mayor Clifford B.
Wilson changed his mind about flying
to the outing and decided to go up
in Tax Commissioner Arthur F. Con- '
nor's automobile. Testerday the
mayor planned on 'making the flight
and everything was arranged for hia
convenience in the plane of the Con
necticut Aerial Navigation Company.
When he changed his mind at the
last minute this morning City "Clerk
J. Alex H. Robinson decided to go in
the" mayor's place. "Will I need a
raincoat?" asked the. city clerk, "or
will it be raining up there?" .he
further inquired.
They went up about 12 o'clock,
while the mayor and Tax Commis
sioner Connor went up together in the
auto about 12:30. Other city offl-
jjunucians len irom in ironi
of City Hall about 12:15.
In the flying boat piloted by Lieu-
tenant Orrin Bell, Clerk Robinson
j circled over the center of the city 10
or 15 minutes after which a straight
course was laid for Momanuguin.
Robinson arrived safely, having
made the trip from Black Reck to
Momauguin in 14 minutest
NEW HAVEN ROAD
IS RUSHED TO
FULL CAPACITY
New Haven, Aug. 11. General Man
ager Bardo of the New Haven road
told the Rotary club yesterday ""that
the New Haven road was doing- the
biggest business in its history.
Bardo pointed out that the railroad
is just at present undergoing a period
of the heaviest passenger and freight
traffic which it has had in its history,
and with the increased rates recently
awarded, it was expected that the
railroad will be able to just about
break even on expenses and that ar
rangements will be made whereby the
road will be placed on a dividend pay
ing basis in the near, future, ; -
Bardo briefly slietofied the increase
wages received by all classes of
employes in the railroads, in the last
few years, from the period just prior
to the war up to the present time; also
the increase in operating expenses and
materials, particularly in the cost of
coai., . ig wsij an liBd.' wtt-c
He told briefly of the effects of the
strikes in the yards at Harlem River,
Mayfbrook, Bridgeport and New Ha
ven.
He told how, if shippers would
please place one more ton in every
car, it would release for use 100,000
more cars in the United States and he
called upon the shippers generally to
co-operate with the railroads in the
prompt and efficient loading and ur
loading of cars.
VERA CRUZ LOOKS
FOR CIVIL WAR
Vera Cruz, Aug. 11 Civil war in
the state of Vera Cruz is said to be
inevitable should the federal govern
ment send troops into the state to
enforce the order of provisional pres
ident De La Huerta dismissing Gov.
Antonio Nava from office. The Nava
government is still functioning and.
has taken no notice of the presiden
tial order appointing a new governor.
$50,000 IN LIQUOR
TAKEN AT GREENWICH
Greenwich, Conn.. Aug. 11. Cabbage
and garlic w ere used to blanket wTiis
key and other contraband spirits on
three trucks seized by enforcement
officers on the highways here early
today. Some of the whiskey packages
wer ein cases which purported to be
used for phonographs. n the day
light it was found that one truck was
festooned on its sides w'ith bunches
of garlic to give the appearance of a
heavily laden market wagon. Nine
men were detained and the liquors
seized are supposed to be worth about
$50,000.
Yesterday five men and many cases
of liquor were taken off private ma
chines passing through here- All will
be sent to Bridgeport for a hearing.
HOLD DRIVER
OF DEATH CAR
Held by the Milford police under
bonds of $2,500, on the charge of
driving an automobile, while under
the influence of liquor, George W.
Corey, of Hartford, driver of the
death car, which collided with a tele
graph pole at the four corners, Dev
on, is reported as resting comfortably
at the Bridgeport hospital.
Elmer A. Hanson of 33 Denver
i street, this city, who is also in the
'. hospital suffering from injuries caus
i ed by the accident, is reported as in
very good condition. VernoriV B.
Mather of 80 "Farmlrigton avenue,
Hartford, the fourth member of the
party, who was held by the Milford
police was released yesterday.
.Germantown, O., Aug. 11 Dr.
Aaron S. Watkins. prohibition par
ty candidate for, president, andiS- p.
Leigh Colvin, his : running mate, will
be formally notified of their nomina
tan here today- 0

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