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CENT A WORD WEATHER FORECAST Rain or snow tonight and For Wants. To-Rent, For Sale, Etc., yon get the BEST AND MOST RE TURNS from THE "FARMER." flf Sunday. VOL. 45. NO. 62. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1909 PRICE ONE CENT. warmer F (( TO TAKE APPOINTMENT OF CORONERS FROM JUDGES? dispensation of Political "Pap" not the Proper Business of Courts Representative Bishop Makes a Startling Arraignment of Judicial System. Judges Much Removed From People Officers Named by Courts Further Removed Tribunals Should be Brought Closer to Electorate. (By Our Staff Correspondent. Hartford, March 13. Conservative men, leaders in finance, in industrial enterprise, in all those movements of a modern civilization which have to do -with the management and increase of invested capital, confess themselves disturbed and shocked by the spirit of ferment which seems to be sweeping over this state. They fear that the Republican par ty, for more than a score of years dominant in Connecticut, so that its dictates have been almost beyond dis pute, will be swept off from its feet by the new movement, and swerved from it alliance with invested capi tal, in which it has been sheltered and protected. Always there has been present in the "state a desultory radicalism. But the Radicals were unorganized. They were not affiliated with parties. On the contrary they were usually found outside the ranks of the parties, ex cluding of course the minor parties, as the socialist, the populist and the prohibitionist. But the present radicalism is foster ed by powerful Republican leaders. Its home Is in New Haven, the biggest, .If not the wealthiest city in the state. New Haven gave the State "Woodruff for governor. He waa a radical. But his radicalism stopped short of any inquiry Into the judicial system of the Commonwealth, or any indictment of that system. The conaervative strongholds are ringing to-day with the echoes of the -address made by Representative Bishop, before the Judiciary committee of the General Assembly. Thursday afternoon. The address was ostensibly in sup pert of tb bill to change the man nr of .asesinting coroners. It was actually a most scathing indictment of the method of appointing judges, and of the power that the Judges were said to be acfuiring as the "dispensers of political PP." Moat startling to conservative minds was the appearance in favor of the bill of Col. Isaac M. Ullman of New Haven, for years the almost unchal lenged and the never beaten leader of the Republican party in that city. This appearance was regarded as a practical endorsement by the Stalwart New Haven Leader. (Rep.) of the sen timents uttered by Representative Bishop. Just how novel these sentiments are. to minds long accustomed to the idea that this is the beet of all possible states in the best of all possible worlds, may be judged by the follow-" ing opening remarks, in which Rep resentative Bishop said: "By the present law. coroners are appointed by the judges of the superior court upon the nomination by the state's attorneys in the va rious counties. '?By virtue of this method of ap pointment they are removed a long way from the people. "Let us consider the relation of the coroners' method of appoint ment to popular government. "The people elect the governor, the governor in turn nominates the judges of the superior court to the general assembly makes the ap pointment of Judges. "The judges of the superior court In turn at their annual meeting appoint a state's attorney foreach county. "The state's attorney in each county nominates to the judges a candidate for coroner and the judges of the superior court ap point the coroner. "Since all political authority lies in the people, in this instance the authority is sublet four times. "First, the people delegate the authority to the governor. "Second, the governor to the nidges of the superior court. Third, the judges to the state attorney. "Fourth, the state's attorney to the coroner. The coroner in turn appoints a medical examiner in each town. "This method of appointing is not only indirect but absurd. "The present bill provides that the governor shall nominate each coroner, the general assembly to make the appointment. "This puts the method of ap pointing the coroner in the same class with the appointment of judges of the superior court. "However it brings the coroner near enough to the people to make his conduct in some degree respon sive to the popular wish. Also in favor of the bill, and in ap parent sympathy with these long un uttered ideas were Charles S. Hamil ton, and 3. Birney Tuttle. leading practitioners of the New Haven bar. Rep. Bishop, in his remarks favoring the bill, continued as follows: "By this I do not mean that his findings should be influenced by pop ular desire, but should be based upon the law and the evidence, as he under stands it. "Owing to the extremely indirect method of appointment, the coroner finds it necessary to curry favor with the state's attorney and those judges of the superior court who happen to reside in his own county. "As long as he is persona grata with a little clique of two or three men, he retains the office of coroner. "While judges go through the form of making the appointment of coroner every two years, it is practically a life job. "The appointment by judges of clerks of court, stenographers and messengers is perfectly proper, every one recognizes the fact that judges should be . permitted to appoint their own immediate servants. This has been dore from time immemorial. The appointment of a coroner by the judges is an innovation. "In England, where the office of cor oner arose, it was a county office and an elective one. In nearly all of the states of the Union, it is still an elec tive office. "Owing to the fact that there ex ists a strong sentiment in Connecticut that people need a conservator, that they cannot be trusted to elect their own officials, I have been forced to yield. I have therefore provided in this bill for the appointment of coro ners by the general assembly upon the nomination of the governor. "If Judges continue to appoint coro ners and other quasi-Judicial ana ad ministrative officials, they beoome the dispensers of pap, rather than the dis pensers of Justice, and political mo tives will ultimately be the prevailing ones in the selection and retention of Judaea. "If judgas are to be anything but judges, the people must hold them re sponsible for the way in which they exercise political functions. "Personally I greatly regret to see the influence of the Judiciary weaken ed by the dissatisfaction caused by their political appointments. The effect of these appointments upon the Judl ciary itself is bad. The effect of this method of appointment upon the cor oners themselves is bad. "He may become perfectly indiffer ent to the wishes of the people and his interpretation and enforcement of the laws may be affected by his mental attitude. "Many have observed the inability on the part of some coroners to see negligence on the part of workmen, nor are they so slow to bring prosecu tions against workmen for manslaugh ter. "If the method of appointing the cor oner be brought a little nearer to the people, his Judgment on questions of gross negligence are not likely to be so greatly biased." WOODRUFF TO SPEAK HERE Former Governor to Discuss Public Utilities Before Business Men's Associa tion. Word' was received today that for mer Governor Rollin S. Woodruff of New Haven would attend the meeting of the Bridgeport Business Men's As sociation next Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock at The Stratfield. and speak on the Public Utilities bill now pend ing in the Legislature. Many business men do not fully un derstand the purport and provisions of this bill and this will be an oppor tunity to secure authentic information. Governor Woodruff, before he left of fice, made a strong fight for a public utilities bill and threatened to call a special session of the Legislature if steps were not taken to secure such a measure. After fruitless attempts to sidetrack the movement it resulted in a commission being named to report on the advisability of the establish ment of a Puiblic OTilities commission. The Business Men's Associations of the State took up the matter and at tended the hearings in large numbers. As a result the preliminary commission drew up the bill which is now before the Legislature. In addition to Governor Woodruff, Ralph O. Wells, secretary of the pre liminary commission, which reported the bill, will speak, and Tax Collector Francis A'twater of Meriden will tell how he collects the military and poll tax of that city. These topics are very timely just now and undoubtedly these speakers will be greeted by a large audience. All interested are invited. SERIOUS RESULT OF COLLECTING BILLS BY FORCE Camelo Dainore, Fined $20 and Costs Yesterday Was Arrested on Body Writ Last Night Body Writ for Woman. Camelo Damore, who was fined yes terday morning in tha City court for carrying concealed weapons and com mitting a breach of the peace, was again arrested Ipst night, as a sequel to the -criminal charge, this time by Sheriff Louis K. Richards, on a body writ to secure a suit brought by Mrs. Josephine Galuzza to recover damages to the amount of $200. Damore pass ed the night at police headquarters and was taken to the jail this morning, being unable to furnish a bond. The complaint recites that Damore assaulted Mrs. Gaiuzza. who is the wife of Dominic Galuzza. at her "home on Pembroke street, by shaking her, using abusive language and also threatening to shoot her with a pistol. The case is returnable Mar.-li 2! in the City court. Damore claims the Galuzzas owe him $30 and he endeav ored to force i pa ym ent by throats. Mrs. Annie Novak, in jail on a body writ issued to secure a slander suit brought by Man- Wallech. this morn ing asked for a continuance. Justi Merritt continued the case till Wed nesday. The woman will be obliged to pass the interim in jail if she is un- able to furnish a. bond of $100. Sheriff Russell served' the papers TAX ON COFFEE WILL PROVOKE FIGHT IN HOUSE Divergent Views on Neces sity and Advisability of This Tax. Many Members Think It Eas3" Way to Provide Big Revenue. Ways and Means Commit tee Has Not Yet Fully De cided the Question Great Precautions to Keep the New Tariff Bill Secret. Washington, March 12. There is go ing to be a big fight in Congress over the proposition to put a tax on coffee. In the Ways and Means committee, one day coffee has been left free and the next day a tax has found favor. Of course, the main object sought by the framers of the bill is that it shall in operation as a law, produce enough revenue to meet the necessi ties of the government. And a tax on coffee an article which is used in ev ery home affords such an easy way of producing revenue that to some members of the committee at least, it seems to be a shame to let the oppor tunity pass. Although the Indications now are that the new tariff bill as it will be reported to the House will contain a provision for a tax on this article, the Opinion is freely expressed that when the measure becomes a law, coffee will remain upon the free list. ' Advocates of the proposed tax point out that when the United States first took off its customs duty on coffee, Brazil immediately proceeded to put an export tax on its product. The ef fect of this, was to put into the Bra zilian treasury the revenues which otherwise would have gone into the United States. It is claimed that if a tax is now placed on coffee by this country, Brazil would be compelled to repeal its export tax law or lose its market in this country. Another argument is, of course, that the tax would greatly benefit the cof fee growers of Hawaii and Porto Rico, who have been clamoring for reduc tions on their product. On the con trary members of both the House and Senate are being overwhelmed in- ev ery mail with letters from individuals and from labor organizations, protest ing against the proposed taxation of the "working man's beverage". They are undoubtedly having considerable, effect . in arousing sentiment against the taxation of coffee. Extraordinary precautions have been taken to prevent the escape of the tar iff bill. Only enough copies of the document as now framed were print ed to supply the members of the com mittee and the clerk, after which the plates were destroyed. One reason for this secrecy it is stated, is the fear of Chairman Payne that some slip in the organization of the House may occur, which would leave the Republican insurgents and the Democrats in control. This might take the membership of the Ways and Means committee out of the hands of the majority as now constituted and Payne is afraid that a new committee might introduce this bill and claim it. He is unwilling that the work of his committee should be appropriated by another. CHANNEL IS OBSTRUCTED Sewers Long Undredged at Point of Discharge Hake Tronble for Vessels Navy Bine, Drawing Eleven Feet, Grounds in Alleged 12 Feet of Water The barge Navy Blue, in tow of the tug S. E. Baibcock, struck on the bar on the north side of the lower bridge, this morning, and resisted every effort of the tow boat to draw her off. It was low water when the barge went on, .but there should be over 12 feet of water there at low tide. The Navy Blue is loaded with coal for McNeill's yard. She draws 11 feet of water. The sewer which empties Into the channel at .this point is fill ing up the channel rapidly. A bar has been thrown up which extends nearly to the flats on the other side. The filling of the flats on the east side of the river is pushing the mud out into .the channel and boatmen are complaining of the increasing difficulty in getting up the river. The channel above the lower bridge needs dredging to remove the accumu lations deposited by the sewers. It was formerly the custom for the city to appropriate money for this dredg ing at intervals, but the practice was abandoned several years ago. The cost, if the work is done at proper sea sons, is small. SENSATIONAL SUICIDE AT MONTE CARLO Young Parisian, Bored with Life, Kills Himself in Presence of His Guests. Paris. March 13. Just because life bored him. Ferdinand Ravenez. a young and rich Parisian, killed himself early to-day at Monte Carlo. He pro vided a sensation for his friends in his taking off. He was the host last night at a supper where the entertainment provided a succession of surprises. To the cries of pleasure from his com panions, he replied: "This is nothing; just wait. The biggest surprise awaits you." At down the party broke up. Walk ing toward the orchestra. Ravenez cried; "now for the big surprise." He placed a pistol to his head, fired and fell dead. Although only twenty years old Ravenez was a familiar figure on the Boulevards and was noted as being one of the best dressed men In Fori. DETECTIVE PETROSINO MURDERED New York Man Shot Down by Black Hand at Palermo, Sicily. Was Chief of Italian Force of New York Detective Squad. Assassinated in Street Last Night and Slayer Escape Visited Italy m Search of Headquarters of Black Hand Bandits Believed to Have Secured Informa tion Implicating Many Well Known Italians. (Special from United Press.) Rome, March 13. Joseph Petrosino, chief of the Italian detectives of New York city, was shot dead last night in Palermo by agents of the Black Hand society, according to messages Just re ceived from Palermo. Petrosino, the dispatch says, had been sent to Italy by the New York police department to gather evidence against the leaders of the Black Hand, who are 'believed to have their headquarters in Italy and to conduct their operations throughout the world from a central office. Petroeino was suddenly attacked by the Black Htanders as he was walking on the street. They opened1 fire on htm. 'but before he was killed he se cured his own revolver and engaged in a duel with his assailants. It is be lieved that he shot one of the men Four chambers of his revolver were empty. The police at Palermo say there is no doubt that Petrosino waa murdered for certain papers that he had In his possession, correspondence between the Blank Hand, headquarters and its agents in New York. In this, how ever, the murderers were defeated, as a crowd gathered so quickly after the shooting that there was no time to search Petrosino s pockets, which were filled: with documents relating to the international operations of the Black Hand. Petrosino was well known in Palermo and all over Italy and his murder has aroused a storm of bitter feeling. The entire police department of Palermo is at work on the case and a dragnet will be spread all over Italy in an effort to apprehend the murder ers. The most, sensational developments are expected as a result of the mur der. From the papers found on the body it is believed that Petrosino had secured the most valuable information regarding the inside workings of the Black Hand and other criminal Italian organizations. One document gives a comprehensive list with full particu lars of well known Sicilian ex-convicts now living in Palermo. Petrosino, it is disclosed by police in vestigation was waiting for an electric car near his stopping place last night when several shots rang out. The shots were fired from a distance and, just as he fell the car came along. This probably prevented the murderers from searching: the body for the in criminating papers and they fled. The assassins got clear before any pursui: could be stirted. The police have so far made no arrests and seem to be wholly in the dark as to the identity of the murderers. New York, March 13. Dispatches ieceived from Palermo, Sicily, stating that Lieut. Joseph Petrosino, head of the Italian detective force of this city, had teen shot end killed there is de clared by the New York police today to prove absolutely their contention that the ramifications of the co-called Black Hand in every section of the country are directed from a "central body-' in Palermo and that most of the tribute exacted here goes to the Sicil ian bandits who have plied their trade there for centuries. Police Commissioner Bingham is in Washington but his deputy. Arthur Woods, declared' that he had no con firmation of the report of the killing, although he is trying to secure word from the American Minister to Rome. Petrosino's murder shows just how good an organization the Black Hiand ers have. Only three people in the United States knew just where he was in Italy, his wife. Commissioner Bing ham and Deputy Commissioner Woods. Bingham had furnished him the funds to make the trip from a secret fund contributed to the commissioner by leading financiers who are said to in clude Andrew Carnegie, W. K. Vander bilt. 'EL H. Harriman and Morris K. Jesup. Every big police department in the United States had been consulted as to their knowledge of Black Hand pro cedure and' every suggestion received in this city indicated that the Black Hand headquarters were in Sicily while they had main branches in this city, Chicago, Denver and New Orleans. The. New York leaders were followed and the trail led to a New Jersey city where Petrosino seized certain docu ments that started him on the trip that ended in his death. These documents, now in the posses sion of the police department here con tain the names of the inner circle of the Black Hand' and it is alleiged that some of these names are of very prom inent members of the Italian nobil ity. The death of Petrosino is expected to result in an organized war by the united police departments of the Uni ted States on the Black Hand in this country. Already the officials of the local department arc in communication with the heads of the police in other cities and plans are on foot for com plete co-operation. What will be done in this connection is a closely guarded secret, but wholesale arrests of Italian criminals in this country ran be looked for in the near future. The New York police are aroused as never before and open threats are being made by Petro sino's associates in the Italian detec tive bureau, of which he was the head until relieved, to take up this special work. It is believed that Petrosino was fol lowed from this city to Sicily by agents of the Black Hand who had him mark ed for slaughter fo:- the purpose of sc ouring the information that they knew he possessed. He knew that his every move was watched but insisted that he could take care of himself and the fact that he managed to use his revolver before he was himself killed leads to the hope here that he managed to ac count for some of his assailants beforr he was killed. 'Continued on Second RUTHERFORD IS MUCH WANTED BAGGAGE THIEF Indentified as Fraleigh, Who Served a Year for Theft at Utica and is Wanted for Grand Larceny at Poughkeepsie. Clever ThiefStole Evidence Against Him from Capt. Arnold's Desk While He Was Under Examination. The man arrested by Special Officer Keenan Thursday for attempting to evade a railroad fare and who gave his name as George Rutherford turns out to be a professional grip thief with a prison record who is wanted for thefts on the New York Central and the New Haven railroads. This morning Detective Hazelhurst and Baggage easier josepn Salisbury of the New Haven road took a look at Rutherford at the county jail and identified him as the man wanted for stealing a suit case and contents in New London, a suit case from a train between West erly and Providence and six overcoats in Boston. Detective Sergt. M. Holstein of the New York Central road also identified Rutherford as one Fraleigh who was sent up from Utica. New York and served a year for the theft of a suit case on a train. Sergt. Holstein wants Rutherford or Fraleigh for the theft of a nexpress package from the express office at Poughkeepsie several weeks ago. Fraleigh is one of the boldest and shrewdest thieves outside of prison walls. His method of working is not unique but was carried out with un usual cleverness. He always wore the overalls and blouse of the railroad man. When arrested he had $23 on his person. He had attempted to obtain passage on a train on the strength of his assertion that he was a railroad man and the exhibition of a pass made out to W. H. Travis, brakeman by the New York Central road. His habit was to appear to a baggage agent on a train and offer to help in the car if he was allowed to ride. Sometimes he wore a trainman's button to sup port his assertions. The railroad fra ternity recognizes these buttons and assistance always follows an applica tion by a member of the order in dis tress. At some convenient station Fra leigh would disappear and with him would go a suit case or valise. Some times it was an express package of value. The package stolen at Poughkeepsie contained several ladies' suits and was valued "at $150. ., . - . Fraleigh's nerve did not desert him when under a fire of questions from Detective Captain Arnold. He ex plained' the possession of the brake man's pass by saying that he had taken it from the pocket of a sleep ing railroad man. He was very com municative to the captain and asked his advice. He told' the captain in strict confidence that his wife, of whom he was very fond, had gone o England and he was trying to get money enough to join her there. The pass lay on the captain's desk. Some one called the captain outside and dur ing his absence, while he was under surveillance of Clerk Clayton Smith, Fraleigh managed to get possession of the pass. Capt. Arnold has not seen it since. Fraleigh took it to his cell, tore it up andi threw it in the waste pipe. The New Haven railroad detectives want him for a dozen or more thefts, and Detective Holstein of the NevJ York Central is equally anxious to get hold of him, but the former have the call andl it will be a long time before the New York officer expects to gath er him in. Detective Holstein has been on the trail of Fraleigh for months. He was the first to positive ly identify him and give his history. The arrest is considered of great im portance by the railroad detectives who find in it the solution of the fre quent losses of baggage reported at various points along the line. Ruther ford or Fraleigh will be turned over to the authorities of New London for trial when his case comes up in the City court on Monday. WHEELER KEEPS THEM GUESSING But Never Knew He Is Go- oing to Build Warehouse With Cold Storage. Samuel H. Wheeler, the progenitor of eight story buildings in Bridgeport, is accredited with all sorts of plans. Be sides talk that he is to build a theatre and that he has offered to build an automobile garage at Middle and Gold streets, for Peek & .Lanes, it is now stated that Mr. Wheeler will build a seven story, reinforced concrete build ing at Middle and Gold streets, with safe deposit vaults, and cold storage. for the preservation and safe keeping of all kinds of personal property. Those who claim to know say there will be a big department for the storage of foods, such as butter, eggs, ales and lager and that the business will be operated on the plan of the big stor age warehouses in New Tork. The vaults would be for the storage of diamonds, silverware, furs, tapestries, and valuable bric-a-brac. Everyone who heard of the scheme thought it great, but Mr. Wheeler said to a reporter that the plan is new to him. All of the buildings that Mr. Wheeler has erected in the past have had the roofs on before the owner has an nounced what they were going to be. The permit for the Security building was originally issued for a loft build ing. The Stratfield hotel buildins was also spoken of as a loft building, until Mr. Wheeler decided to make it into a hotel. Incipient Blaze In West End Plant of Crane Company Spontaneous combustion caused a fire in a bale of oakum in the store room of the West End plant of the Crane Co., this forenoon. The room was filled withx smoke and an alarm was sounded from box 174. bringing out the fire department. Employes of the company emptied several hand' chem icals on the blazing fire before the fire- LACROIX, ARRESTED IN FOUR PLACES, DISCHARGED IN TWO Complaints Against Head of Renault Company Nolled in New Haven And Stratford. Ordeal Will Be in Fairfield Tuesday Finding of Fair field Authorities Probably Will Influence Degree of Severity Advocated by Bridgeport Authorities Miller Declares LaCroix Not Guilty of Flag Desecration. Paul LaCroix, the much arrested driver of the Renault car. and man ager of the Renault Company in Amer ica, reached this city from Boston. last night, and immediately entered upon an endurance contest of another kind. Beginning with Prosecutor Alexander F. DeLaney. in this city, last night, at 10 o'clock, he went over the ground from Fairfield to New Haven again, not for the purpose of reaching Bos ton ahead of anybody else, but to learn Just how much he is indebted to Con necticut law. In the race of Thursday. LaCrpix rode through the controls. To-day the controls had their innings with him. After he had given a bond of $500 to answer to the Bridgeport authorities the charge of publicly mutilating the American flag, he went to 'New Haven to answer in the City Court there the technical charge of reckless driving. The New Haven charge had been made to hold him for Fairfield. It had serv ed its purpose and was nolled at 9:30 o'clock this morning. In the meantime Deputy Sheriff Burr of Fairfield had started to New Ha ven with a warrant, charging reck less driving. He brought LaCroix to Fairfield. Hearing on the case was continued until Tuesday. Before the much arrested automobil ist got out of the hands of the Fair field authorities Deputy Sheriff Charles Stagg of Stratford presented himself WILL PREVENT INVASION OF SAN SALVADOR United States and Mexico Will Act Jointly to Pre serve Central American Peace. Gunboats Will Patrol Nicaraguan Coast Energetic Measures Will be Taken if President Zelaya Persists in His Warlike Determination No Con firmation of Reported Na val Battle. (Special from United Press.) Washington, March 13. "Beard the lion i.n his cage" is substantially the order that has been sent out to the commanders of the American warships now on their way to patrol the coast of Nicaragua. Any attempt on the part of President Zelaya to invade the territory of Salvador, or Costa Rica, or to transport troops will be reason for active participation of Mexico and the United States in the conflict now go ing on. Ambassador De LaBarra of Mexico was in cable communication with his government today and at the State and Navy department the Central American situation was the subject of prolonged conference. More energetic measures are being framed to restrict the Nicaraguan lion within even nar rower limits in case the present dis turbances do not abate. On the other hand, if Zelaya retains his bellicose attitude, it is expected that he will completely sever diplomatic relations with the United States by withdrawing Minister Espinoza. The Dubuque is on her way from Guantanamo to. Bluefield. the Tacoma is under orders to proceed to Puerto Cortee, and the Yorktown to Amapala on the Pacific side- An additional warship will be sent to Corrinto. Dis patches are momentarily expected from the Mexican government concerning a course of action to be followed con Jointly with the United States. The State department up to noon to day had received no dispatches con firming the report of a naval engage ment between the gunboats Presidente, of Salvador, and the Momotomibo of Nicaragua. If it did occur it could not have been more than a pop-gun battle as those vessels have only four small guns between them. The Presidente is the old Empire, a wooden ship sailing out of Portland years ago in the lumber trade. She was later fitted out for a filibustering expedition from San Francisco, manned by Americans and captured by an American warship. Since that event, which occurredi long ago, she has gone through various vicissitudes in Cen tral American waters. It is said that she is manned by an American crew. The Momotombo. the Nicaraguan "navy", is a wooden vessel, with two small Krupp guns. As she has no water tight compartments a shot below the water line would sink her like a tin kettle. OILY RAGS START FIRE Rags, used to wipe an oil stove and left on a rear stairway, blazed up shortly after 12 o'clock, to-day, at the grocery store of H. Kane, 1109 Han cock avenue. The fire department was called by an alarm from box 264. The damage was slight. Only hand chemical was used to extinguish the fire. The building is owned by Philip ItarvtnU. with a warrant, charging reckleaf driving, and refusing to stop at th command of an officer. These charges were heard before Jus tice Charles H. Peck, in the Stratford Town Hall. They were nolled upoi the ground that they had been madl, to hold him for Fairfield. IDuring all of these experiences tia-f Croix was accompanied 'by Harry M9 ler, of this city, who expresses the e iief .that when the Bridgeport authori ties hear LaJOoix's own story they will grant him, a discharge from the com-: Plaint that he mutilated the America! flag. Mr. Miller declares that the flag in-i cident was all a misundenstanddnaJ According to Mr. Miller, he had toSf LaCroix that he would greet him with, a show of flaigs upon the arrival ot the Renault car in Bridgeport. It was natural, under the theory of Mr. Miller, that LaCroix. seed rug a flag across thm street, should believe he was witness- i ing the demonstration of welcome ftf-i had been promised he should have. In fact, in his interviews with th New Haven authorities LaCroix sayJ as much. He thought the flag was ; piece of bunting, and that the effort to stop him was the Bridgeport was;! of saying, "Welcome to our City." 1 LaCroix will meet the real ordeal in Fairfield. If the Fairfield authorities can show that he was one of the five drivers who took their powerful racers through that village, on Thursday, mufflers open, at 60 miles an hour, the. (Continued on Second Page.) (UNCLASSIFIED.) TO RENT. 5 rooms, all improvements, 861 Wood Ave. S 13 tf FOR SALE. Opportunity for a tool maker or machinist with small capi- -tal. Box 923 City. ' S 13 sp DID YOU GET that magazine you wanted? If. not get it at Wood's Smoke Shop, 61 Cannon St. a TO RENT Three large rooms for adults only. Ill Hicks St. Improve ments, s 13 dp LOST Fox terrier puppy, name Dai3y. Brown head, white stripe through center. Liberal reward. Stnarton, 316 South Avenue. a SOME OF THE BEST building lots in West End nicely situated on Grove .Street. Good residential and renting section. Rock bottom prices. Easy Terms. Charles S. Cole, Inc. 287 State St. S 13 p FOR SALE. Dogs. Fox terriers, house broken; black and tan terriers, Irish terriers, pure white bull ter riers; collie pup 7 months old; also several good watch dogs Boarding Kennels, 982 Seaview Ave. a DON'T FAIL TO ATTEND the Mara thon Waltz given by the Marathon Club, Quiltys Academy, Friday ev ening, March 19th. Dancing after the race. Monaban's Orchestra. Admission, 25c. a p 1 GOOD WHEELS. Pierce. Tribune, j Racycle, Iver Johnson. Dayton. Co- ' lumbus. $21 to $50. 1130 Main St. S 12 b o i PINOCHLE Given by Lessing Degrea team. 1133 Main, cor. Elm, FViday. March 12. Tickets 25 cents. Refresh ments. S 11 bpo AUTOMOBILE BARGAIN 1907 Buick light touring car with top and wind shield, fine condition. Boulevard Garage. Connecticut Ave. S12dpo DON'T FORGET the select masque rade dance, Wednesday evening. Mar. 17, St. Patrick's night given by j Court Liberty Bell, Order of Golden Sceptre in D. of A. hall, 181 State St. Tickets 15 cents. S 12 spo FOR SALE. Violin, cost $12. for $5. Violin, cost $60. for $25. 844 Noble Ave. S 12 d o TO RENT. Store suitable for grocery and butcher market. Inquire 594 Brooks St. 3 9 t p o i TO RENT. 10 room house, improve. ments. 635 Fairfield Ave. S 9 dpo TO RENT. 6 room flat with improve- j ments. at $15, Randall Ave. No ob jection if 2 small families double up. ' Call 1294 Main. op GREAT RELIEF from headache and constipation. Casca Laxme tablets. 25 cts. B3' HOT ROAST BEEF for Saturday night at, O'Connor's. East Main and Walter Sts. All welcome. Lager and ales the finest. tf 6 o CAN TOU AFFORD a fire without loss. If not cover pipes, boilers and furnaces now. Best wormanship and lowest prices. Tel. 1328-5. Asbestos lumber. J. F. Walsh. 114 Kossuth St. S 9 tf. 2 4 6 NOW IS THE TIME to cover your pipes, boilers and furnaces and save the cost in coal in one winter. Open evenings until 8 o'clock. Tel. 2367. John F. Walsh. 114 Kosuth St. T 5 2 4 6 o THIS WEEK'S BARGAINS in used upright pianos. One Steinway, $250; one .Tewett, $276: one Bradford, $165; one Bradford. $175; one Stone $125; one Hardmau $280: one Woodbury $210; one Marlon & Sons $175: one ! Gabler $200; one Weber $200; squares, i $15; organs, $10. Easy payments. The ' M. Steinert & Sons Co., 915 Main St. i S 10 so . notice: Regular quarterly meeting at 3:30 p. m. at Bartenders' Hall, 37 Bank St.. tomorrow, March 14. X M. SEARS, Secy.