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CENT A WORD WEATHER FORECAST For Wants, To-Renf, For Sale, Etc., you set the BEST AND MOST RE TURNS from THE "PARMER." and Tuesday-. VOL. 45. NO. 63. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1909. PRICE ONE CENT. j mm i i i r mm CONGRESS MEETS IN SPECIAL SESSION TO REVISE TARIFF Prospect of Fight Over Rules and Speakership Fills the Galleries. awoN re-elected as speaker OF BOISE (Nearly Everv Member of House Present When Roll is Called Cannon Gets 204 Votes and Clark 166,With 22 Votes for Others In Senate LaFollette Presents Stephenson's Credentials Insurgents Win on Rules Washington, March 15 Attracted by j he prospect of a spectacular fight against the old regime in the House, throngs of people from official and pri vate life, filled every available space Jo the ga!lerie. when that body was called to o-der at noon to-day. Mrs; Taft was one of the most interested spectator, occupying a seat in the ex ecutive gallery, accompanied by Cap tain Butt, the President-? military aide Seldom has there been so large an attendance of members. Spurred by the activities of the leaders on both slde. every congressman who- could be present, was in his seat when the first roll was called. A half hour before noon more than two-thirds of the entire membership of tha body was upon the floor. So great was the Incident confusion, that the floor waa ordered cleared of all those not entitled to remain fifteen minutes before the usual time. As the hour of 12 approached, conversation became mere and more subdued; the party leaders on both sides sat thoughtful and undisturbed, save for an occasion al messenger who brought some reas surance anent the impending fight. The speaker's chair was among the few vacant ones, when Alexander Mc Dowell, clerk of the last House, from the rostrum below, called the members to order. Chaplain Couden prayed, af ter which the clerk read President Taft's proclamation, summoning Con gress into extra session. This was followed by the call ot ine rou uj States. The cnJh about the gallery en trances Increased after the session opened. During the prayer of the blind chaplain, the jam at the north east corner door became so great that the glass paneling was broken. Can non, after answering to his name on the floor during the roll call, retired from the chamber. The call showed 382 members pres ent. Currier, of New Hampshire, by direction of the Republican caucus then named "TJncle Joe" for speaker, his announcement being gretted with loud hand clapping. Clayton of Ala bama, on behalf of the Democratic caucus, named Champ Clark of Mis souri, for speaker. There was more loud hand clapping and als.o prolonged cheering. Vreeland. Republican. New Tork and Dent, Democrat. Alabama, were appointed tellers. A hush fell upon the chamber, as the clerk began to call the roll to vote for speaker, and the response of every member was received with intense in terest. By a majority of 13 votes. Hon. Jo bepfr J. Cannon of Illinois was re elected Speaker of the House of Rep eresentatives; 12 Republican insurgents voting against bam. The vote was: Cannon, 204; Clark (Mo.) minority leader, 166; Cooper W1.), 8; Norris. (Neb.), 2; Esch, "Wts.), 1; and ex-Representative Hep burn of Iowa, 1. The insurgents who voted against Cannon were as follows: Pinshaw Ofeb.) for Norrte; Hubbard (Iowa.) for iCtoaDwr: Carey (Wis.) for cooper; Cooper (Wis.) for Norris; Poindexter CWash.) for Cooper; Davis (Minn.) for i)oiwir: Kopp (Wis.) for Esch; Lenroot OWta.) for Cooper; Lindbergh (Minn.) for Hepburn; Morse (Wis.) for Cooper; Murdook (Kas.) for Cooper; Nelson Wls.) for Cooper. The absentees were Clerk of Florida.; Russell of Texas; Legare of South Car olina, and Sheppard of Texas (all Dem ocrats). In addition, neither minority leader Clarlf, Cannon, or Esch voted. Clerk McDowell had no sooner con cluded, announcing that Clark had poll ed 166 votes, before Clayton (Dem., Ala.,) arose indignantly. "I submit." he said, "that the tellers bad not yet reported." Clerk McDowell evidently read from his personal count. Somewhat fluster ed, he announced that he would then watt for the tellers report. After this had been done a committee composed of Representative Campbell (Republi can, Kansas) and Representative Bart lett of Georgia, and Clark of Missouri, both Democrat: was appointed to es cort the speaker to his desk. When Speaker Cannon, entered the hall, on the arm of Minority Leader Clark, there was a bis: demonstration in the Republican side. Clark called the house to order and presented the speaker. Speaker Can non, before taking the oath, made his address to the house. He read it from a typewritten shett. "I am now ready for the oath." said the speaker and Representative Bingham (Republican the oldest member of the House stood before the speaker's desk and read the oath. The speaker stood with uplifted hand and swore to administer the duties of his office. The members of the house vere then sworn in. When the ceremony of the swearing 5n had been concluded. Representative Currier presented a list of candidates for positions as officers of the housf. approved by the Republican caucus, "'he list included: For clerk. Alexander McDowell, of Pennsylvania: sergeant-at-arms. Henry Casson. of Minnesota: ostmafi'ter. D. A. Langham.' of M'nne 5ota; doorkeeper. Frank B. Lyon of Ntw York and for chaplain. Rev. H. X. Couden bf Michigan. All these men are now in office. On behalf of the Democrats, Clayton of Alatoarrra. presented the candidates agreed upon in caucus. The Repub licans were elected on a viva voce vote. In tie final vote in the House this afternoon on the adoption of the rules, sufficient c langes were madfrom ilie v ote on the adoption of the previous Question to turn victorv to the insur gents The vote was 1S9 to 193 against the j adoption of the rules of the previous .i-iouse. m this roll call the Speaker himself voted. He shouted "aye" when his name was called. Clark (Dem.) Missouri, then introduced a resolution providing for election bv the House of a committee on Rules, con es 'sting of 15 members. Continued on Second Page.) SENATE HOLDS BRIEF SESSION Washington. March 15. There was a very large attendance of visitors in the galleries of the Senate, when that body met to-day. in pursuance to the call of President Taft for the extra session. More than half of the audi ence was composed of ladies. They had a very brief opportunity to look over the new Senate, because after a fourteen minute session, a recess was taken until 2 o'clock. At the opening Immediately after the chaplain's pray er. President Taft's proclamation cail ing the 61st congress into extra session was read. This was followed by a roll call 66 senators responding to their names. Senator LaFollette. then sprung a surprise upon the Senate by rising to present the credentials of Isaac Step henson, his colleague from Wisconsin. xp to a few minutes of the assembly h T of the Senate, it was the under standing that these papers would be presented by Senator Burrows because of the recently developed enmity be tween lafollette and Stenlienson. A few minutes before noon, however, La- FOUette went to Stephenson, and offer ed to perform the service for him in accordance with the usual custom be tween two senators from- the same state. The credentials were read and re ceived, and then LaFollette Increased the sensation that he had created, by proceeding to escort Mr. Stephenson to the vice-president's desk where the oath was administered to the latter. There were many smiles among the senators as the two inarched pn and across the senate chamber. Senator Hale offered a resolution that the Senate should inform the House of its readiness to proceed to business; Senator Aldrlch offered a resolution that a committee .be appoint ed to join wtth a similar one from the House to inform President Taft that Congress is in session and ready to receive communications from him; and Senator Cullom a resolution that the hour of daily meetings should be at 12 o'clock. Vice President Sherman appointed Senators Aldrich, Rhode Island, and Money. Mississippi, to wait upon the President. WAS HUNGRY AND STOLE A BICYCLE George Trent, Playing in Hard Luck, Tells His Story to Judge Foster. George Trent, who was before the city court this morning charged with tjLeaung a Dicycie trom CJeorge Steig- : ler last week. Trent was taken from a train at Stamford with the stolen i wheel and held for the local police i Detective Fox brought Trent back to ! hub ciij. j. ue prisoner is about 20 years of age. He wore glasses. He told a straight story, saying that he had been out of work and was suffer ing from hunger when he took the wheel which he intended to sell. He belongs in New Tork and had been searching for work for months. His appearance was much in his favor. The boy was evidently in hard luck. Judge Foster fined him $1 and costs and sent him to jail for 30 days. COMMON COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT The demand for grooved rails mav hold up the work of paving Main street until the middle of the summer, but the street committee which hoped to get the rork under way earlv In the spring is bound to ask the com pany to lay them in view of the de mand made by the merchants of Main street and will ask the endorsement of the Common Council at the meeting to be held this evening. The attitude of the Connecticut Co. in the matter fore casts an appeal to the railroad com mission which will take some time for a hearing and if the commission de cides in favor of the city the company will probably ask for extra time to ge the rails. Another important matter to be brought to the attention of th council this evening is the report of the special committee on ingress and egress to the car barns. The spec'al committee recommends that the company be giv en the privilege of choosing either of two plans it proposes or both. The Fire Commission will have a communication before the council ask ing for permission to purchase a new truck for the West End. and to pur chase ground for an engine house in the Ninth district in the vicinity of Noble and Berkshire avenues. Both expenditures were provided for by the Board of Apportionment. Max Cohen will be elected a sheriff to succeed John Capczzi. resigned. He is a resident of the Seventh d'striec and is the choice of the caucus of the Democratic aldermen. CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER New Britain. March 15. The case of Mary Sutnick. charged with man slaughter for leaving her infant to die in the woods near this place, did not come up in the police court to-day. on account of the physical condition of the woman, who is at present in tha New Britain hospital. The physicians in charge of the case state that the woman will probably be able to go on trial in a few days. LACROIX ADJUDGED NOT GUILTY IN CITY COURT Famous French Driver to Present Police Depart ment With New Amer ican Flag. Explains How He Happened to Drive Over Flag that Was Rolled Up Like Bamting. Knew Naught of Accident Which Caused Death of A. W. Wallace in Fairfield His Wife With Him Supt. Birmingham Talks. Paul Lacroix, the driver of the Ren ault car which ran over a United States flag in front of police headquar ters last Thursday morning was ar raigned in the city court before Judge Carl Poster this morning and was found not guilty of violating the stat ute to protect the IT. S. flag. Mr. La croix was accompanied by Mrs. La croix, and by Henry D. Miller presi dent and secretary of the Bridgeport Vehicle company. Mrs. Lacroix is a charming and gracious little woman. Mr. Lacroix conducted his own case evidently feeling sure of acquittal.The officers told their story of the affair which practically agreed with that which appeared in the Farmer of Thursday last. The defendant In his testimony assured the court that he knew nothing of the accident in Fair field which indirectly caused the death of A. W. Wallace nor of the alleged desecration of the American flag in this city until he reached New Haven. He saw the strip of bunting stretched across the street but thought it was a part of a demonstration which Mr. Miller had promised him in this city. The hearing occupied only a few min utes. Judge Foster, in his comments brought out the point that the accused had expected to meet with a demon stration here but not of the sort which he really en countered in front of the police station. No police officer had appeared in uniform and the officers tv-Vi i , attfmntnrt tn stnn TjjcrniY TVprf I in plain clothes. The judge held that the strip of red, which was the only part of the flag visible to the driver of the machine, could not be characteriz ed as the flag. What was visible was only a piece of red bunting which might easily have been mistaken for a part of a demonstration of welcome to driver of the Renault machine who expecting some such reception on ac count of the promises made by his friend Mr. Miller. Judge Foster found Mr. Lacroix not guilty. The court took an intermission after the trial of Mr. Lacroix which gave him. with his pretty wife, an oppor tunity to thank the court officers, which they did with the ferver charac teristic of the French people. Mr. and Mrs. Lacroix then called upon Supt. Birmingham at his office. Mrs. La croix thanked the Superintendent for his consideration in the matter. She said she and her husband regretted very much the unfortunate circum stances connected with the flag inci dent. She asked the superintendent for permission to present the depart ment, with a new flag to take the place of the one mutilated on Thursday. The superintendent accepted the ten der with thanks. President Hill of the police board was present' at the hear ing and also in the Superintendent's office when the tender was made and acquiesced in the proposition. Mr. Lacroix will order a flag made of the same size as the one torn up last Thursday and will send it to Su perintendent Birmingham. The par ty left police headquarters soon after, leaving a good impression. After the incident Superintendent Birmingham said: "I think it is probable that Mr. Lacroix was right in his statement that he did not understand that he was wanted to stop. He expected an ovation in the city and evidently thought that the red bunting stretch ed across'the street was complimen tary. There was considerable, noise and it is possible that he did not under stand the commands of the officers as none was in uniform. I intended to use the red in the flag as a danger signal. At that time we had just been notified that a man had been killed by an automobile in Fairfield Sind were asked to hold up all the cars going through the city. We had very little time to act. I took the flag and instructed one of the men to hold it over his arm as a danger signal, show ing only a red patch about 18 inches square. Through a misunderstanding the flag was stretched across the street with only the red stripe showing. The drjver evidently misunderstood the bunting." Mr. Lacroix said: "I did not know a man had been killed in Fairfield or that we had run over the American flag in Bridgeport until ,1 got to New Haven. I am preparing to become an American citizen and an insult to the United States flag is the last thing I would be guilty of. I saw the crowd gathered and the piece of bunting stretched across the street. I thought that of course this was part of a friendlv demonstration arranged by my friend Mr. Miller for he had promised to meet me when I passed through Bridgeport and give me a hearty wel come. I am very sorry that it oc curred as it did. I have not employ ed any counsel because I felt sure that a plain statement of the case in court would serve to clear me of any intentional insult to the flag of this country of which I hope soon to be come a citizen." Mr. Lacroix is a man of intelligence and also of more than ordinary abil ity. He is about 30 years of age, short of stature, well knot and very active. He was not in the least excited in court and framed his questions in a manner which showed that he knew Just what points of the testimony should be brought out to clear him of the charge. NOTED AGKK'L' LT CRIST DEAD. (Special from United Priss.) New Britain. March 15. Lewis Mc Lougli. aged 73. died here to-day at the heme of his son-in-law. Theodore E. Stanley. He was formerly president of the state Agricultural college of South Dakota and up to the time of his retirement was a director in the Home correspondence school at Spring field. Mass. He is survived by six children. An inventory of the estate of the late Mar' I. P. Ehrsam. returned to the Probate court today, shows real estate valued at $5,400 and personal property valued at $500. HERRMAN TO SUCCEEDHURLEY Little Doubt of Local Candi date Being Made Major. Capt. Stephen P. Cronan Led Capt, C. B. Wilson by Two Votes Herrman a Happy Compromise. At a caucus held at 3 o'clock yester day afternoon at the local armory at which all the officers of the local militia were present except Major James J. Hurley whose resignation as major of the Coast Artillery took effect yester day at noon, and who now has no vote, the officers present were unable to unite upon either Captain Stephen P. Cronan or Captain Clifford B. Wil son for major. Capt. Cronan led Wil son six votes to four. In the end Cap tain Louis Herrmann was prevailed upon to accept the nomination, and he was made the unanimous choice of all the officers In the city Owing to the fact that the opinion of the Bridgeport officers was divided and that there were two candidates in the field, both on the retired list, it gave encourage ment to other out of town candidates to run for the office of major. There fore in order to retain a major in this city it was deemed consistent to nomi nate a local man who would secure enough out of town votes to elect him as major. Captain Louis Herrmann enlisted in Co. K. 4th Infantry. C. N. G.. on June 29. 1897. and was promoted to second sergeant and then first sergeant during the same year. He was commissioned to second lieutenant July 18. 1899, and first lieutenant April 2. 1903. and cap tain of Co. K, 3rd Infantry. Jan. 14. 1904. He was transferred to the 11th Co. Coast Artillery Dec. 14. 1907. During the Spanish-American war he served with distinction as sergeant of Battery B. 1st Reg. Conn. Vol. from May 19, 1S9S till he was mustered out of the United States service Dec. 20. 1898. He is a strict disciplinarian, out has es teem of not only the men of his own company but also of all the officers in the state. He is an energetic student of military matters and his judgment on affairs pertaining to the service is beyond question. As the officers in the eastern division of the corps have pledged themselves to whomsoever Bridgeport nominates it 18 more than likely that Captain Herr mann will experience little opposition. There are also in the field for the nom ination uaptain jcawara r . w eea. pay master from Norwalk. Captain G. C. Smith. Corps Adjutant from Greenwich and Capt. David Conner of New Lon don and Captain John A. Hagberg of Norwich, both of whom outrank Cap tain Herrmann in the lineal list of of ficers of the corps by but a few days in length of service. It was thought before the meet'ng yesterday that in view of the strength of Captain Cronan that Captain Wil son would withdraw in his favor as it was thought that Captain Cronan would draw a large number of votes from the other officers of the corpi. While Captain Cronan served in the guard from Nov. 18. 1890 to Dec. 31, 1903. when he was retired. Co. K. 4th Infanry. C. N. G previous to his ap pointment as captain was in great fin ancial stress, but through his able man agament it was not only able to remove the debt, but upon his retirement there was several hundred dollars left in th? treasury. This task alone stamped h'm as a man of executiveability. Wh;le Captain Cronan would undoubtedly have developed sufficient strength with the out of town officers to elect him as major, the officers in caucus yesterday afternoon upon the instigation of Cap tain Cronan himself, decided that should Captain Herrmann accept the nomination he would be the better man to run owing to the fact that h9 represents the unanimous choice of both factions, and this fact alone would undoubtedly have great weight in deciding the final issue. In the corps eligible to vote are 62 officers, of which 10 are in Bridgeport. A majority carries the election wh'ch has been ordered to take place at the local armory Wednesday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock in the parlors of the 14lh Co. The armory will present a gala ap pearance on that occasion as all the officers have been ordered to appear in dress uniform. SILVER LOVING CITS Presented to Retiring Officials of Bridge pert Brass Co. The officers of the Bridgeport Metal Goods which is to engage in the manu facture of brass goods in the plant of the Springfield Emery Wheel Co. in Spruce streets, as announced by the Farmer last week, are to be: President. Anker S. Lyhne: secretary, W. S. Har mon; treasurer. H. N. Beach: superin tendent. Charles Phillips. The latter has been the superintendent of the plating and finishing department of the Bridgeport Brass Co. for the past 33 years.- while Mr. Lyhne. president of the new concern, has been estimator and assistant superintendent of the I same concern for the past eight years. Treasurer Beach is a son of the former treasurer of the Bridgeport Brass Co. The concern is capitalized for $50,000 and a great deal of the machinery is already installed. Last Saturday the heads of the de partments of the Bridgeport Brass Co. assembled to bid farewell to Mr. Phil lips and Mr. Lyhne and in beha'.f of thoee present Supt. W. L. Stapely pre sented the two with handsome silver loving cups, each fittingly engraved, as a token of the esteem they are held in by their associates. FILIPINOS ARE STILL UNCONSCIOUS (Special from United Press.) New Haven. March 15. The three i members of the Philippine Constabu-'j Special from United Press.) lary band, who were nearly asphyxiated ! Unionville. March 15. The two tour by gas on Saturday morning, are still i glars. who were captured early today in an unconscious condition at the hoi pital and grave doubts arc entertained for their recovery. Corporal Allano, 1 another member of the band, who of- i fered himself as a subject to furnish I the blood in the transfusion operation performed 011 one of the victims, is also in a rather serious condition. 1 CLARK NAMED FOR SPEAKER BY DEMOCRATS Is Again Unanimously Chosen as Minority Leader of Congress. Given a Rousing Ovation hy the Caucus. Asks Democrats to Stick To gether and Points to Victor ies in Last Session of Con gress Discussion of the Rules Republican Insur gents Will Bolt Cannon. (Special from United Press.) Washington, March 15. As an evi dence of the sincerity of the Demo crats in their campaign against the present rules of the house, there were 167 minority members present at their caucus this morning, when they met in the hall of the House to organize for the new Congress out of a possible 171. Coleman of Illinois, was the only ab sentee. Sheppard of Texas sent word he would be present later. Legare, of South Carolina, and Clark of Florida, are sick. Representative Clayton of Alabama, presided over the meeting, and Rob inson of Arkansas acted as secretary. Champ Clark of 'Missouri, who was minority leader during the past ses sion, was again chosen, unanimously, as the party's candidate for sneaker.. Clark was received with wild acelairm wnen he was escorted into the caucus. His address was as follows: "Last December the Democratic cau cus elected me minority leader by unanimous vote. But a moment ago you unanimously" nominated me for speaker. For the flattering evidences of your confidence and esteem I am grateful. "In the last days of the Sixtieth Con gress we won some notable victories, astonishing victories, when we remem ber that there were a Republican ma jority of fifty-seven In that House. "We accomplished those triumphs by standing together and fighting togeth er. We can in the present congress win more victories, more easily be cause there is now a majority of only a few against us. We must stick to gether. The country expects us to stick together and fight together. "We must remember that, to a very large: extent, we have in our keeping the immediate future of the Demo cratic party. Recent events have demonstrated that the Republicans are disorganized, disgruntled and at log gerhead. generally. Let us close up our ranks, present a solid front, and demonstrate to the world that we are w6iythy of the high vocation wherein we are called." The meeting had not been in progress long, before Moody of Tennessee, with drew. He explained that his vote was all right, but he did not intend to at tend caucuses of the Democrats, de claring that heretofore they had been known as conferences. He objected to making a caucus binding on all pres ent. Underwood, of Alabama, presented a resolution declaring that the right of the speaker to veto bills under the present rules was offensive, in that he alone had the power to prevent the consideration of measures. It also pro vided for the appointment of a com mittee of fifteen to select committees. To this, Livingston, of Georgia offer ed a sub in effect, requiring no pledge of Democratic strength to the insur gent movement in the House, until the Insurgents had themselves shown their strength. The sub also demanded a free discussion of every paragraph of the tariff bill. It contained a pro vision demanding reformation of the rules, but not before the tariff was out of the way. The Livingstone sub was laid on the table after a brief debate and Under wood's resolution adopted. Clayton of Alabama, Bartlett of Georgia and De Armond of Missouri, were among the prominent Democrats who urged their colleagues to stick by Clark in his fight for a revision of the rules. In the meantime, the caucus nomin ated minor officers of the Senate and at 11:40 adjourned to make way for the special session of the 61st Congress called for noon. The insurgents were in session from 9 o'clock until nearly noon. About eighteen members were present. A final count showed, their leaders said, that they had 31 votes solidly pledged against the Reed rules. While every insurgent was left free to do as he pleased, regarding the speakership, it was said that nineteen had decided to vote against Cannon. A telegram was received by every member of congress to-day from a group of New Tork publishers, urging that they vote against "Cannon and Cannonism." The telegrams were sign ed bv S. S. MeClure. of McClure's Magazine: E. J. Ridgeway of Every body's; David Graham Phillips, of the American; Lyman Abbott, of Outlook, and R. J. Collier, of Collier's Weekly. FAITHFUL SECRETARY IS REMEMBERED Patrick J. Carroll, secretary of the board of m;uiagers of the local courts of Foresters of America for the last twenty years, and who during the past week was honored with a re-election, was tendered a complimentary dinner at the Stratfield Saturday night by the board of managers of the order. Mr. Carroll has served very faithfully as secretary, always refusing to accept anything in the way of compensation. At the dinner Alderman Peter Carroll acted as toastmaster and while the fes tivities were at their highest in behalf of the managers he presented Mr. Car roll with a handsome roll topped desk Secretary Carroll though taken by sur prise made a most suitable response thanking the donors for their most ac ceptable gift. UXIONVILLE Bl "RG LA RS ARE BOUND OVER. while attempting to crack the safe in the local station, were arraigned in the police court. They gave their names as Frank Lu'by and Thomas Carlson. Thev were both held under a bond of jail to a wait trial at the next term .of tl Superior court LUSH MAN WHO SPOTTED CROOK Bridgeport Trainman's Vigi lance Responsible for Cap ture of "Rutherford ' Charley Lush Saw the Slick Thief Getting Aboard Train at New Haven and Gave the Tip Which Landed the Much Wanted Depredator. To Charles Lush, baggagemaster on the New York division of the Consoli dated railroad and emergency conduc tor cn the same line, belongs the credit of apprehending "Rutherford," the bag gage ithief whose capture has removed a great deal of anxiety from the minds of railroad men, as it is alleged that the fake trainman has cleaned up sev eral hundred dollars worth of baggage within the past few months. Dis guised as a trainman "Rutherford," who has maaiy aliases and whose real name is believed to be Frauleigh, would board a train and ask for trans portation. His knowledge of railroad matters was so good that he would get aboard and if he could' get into the baggage car he would leave the train with a valise or a dress suit case. Get ting of the train at the nearest sta tion he would peel off his overalls and jumper and check the stolen 'baggage to some other station. Thursday night, March 11, the pas senger train leaving New Haven at 9:20 o'clock stopped at Milford and Baggagemaster Lush looking out the train door saw a man getting aboard with overalls on who had 'boarded train on which Lush was running from New Haven as conductor on Feb ruary 25. From a description of "Rutherford" posted In the conductors' room at New Haven, Lush believed that he had detected' the baggage thief. The description sent out by the com pany said he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, while he was actually 5 feet 10 inches high. Lush promptly told Conductor Man ning of his suspicions and the latter found, the would-be trainman in the toilet room of the rear coach. He told Conductor Manning he was- one of Con ductor Kellogg's crew on the Nauga tuck .division and had left his pass at home. He gave his name as George Fairchild. After he had.' told this story the conductor took him into the bag gage car where Lush recognized him as the fellow who had boarded his train itwo weeks before at New Haven and sale he was George Fairchlld, a brakeman who had got left flagging a freight .train and who expected to over take his crew be-fore it reached Har lem River. His pass he claimed to have left In the caboose. The suspect was allowed to ride to this city where he was detained' by the railroad men. It happened that the train arrived at just the time one of the railroad station cops had gone off duty and his relief did net arrive for a 'halt' hour later. The members of the train crew halt ed, the train for 12 minutes looking for a policeman. They finally found Spe cial officer John Keenan in Poli's theatre and asked him if he thought the boys in the gallery would be quiet long enough for him to come out to arrest a crook who was wanted in two States. The special thought they would and he took the man to . police headquarters. When under arrest Baggagemaster Lush saw Rutherford take something out of the pocket of his blouse and place It in the hip pocket of his trousers. It proved to be an employe's pass on the New Tork Central railroad and a number of pawn tickets in a leather case. This case Lush turned over to Cap tain Arnold of the detective bureau and the latter left it on his desk while examining Rutherford. Later it was missed' and the -police surmise that the baggage theif stole it while the captain was out of the room. The New Tork Central pass and the pawn tickets were damaging evidence against Rutherford in New Tork and it is believed he tore them up and dropped them .down the sewer in his cell. But the pass and pawn tickets will not be needed to convict the prisoner in this state and Massachusetts as he had confessed to several thefts be tween this city and Boston. This morning the prisoner was taken to New London to allow the trainmen and police at that place to get a look at him Beneath his overalls Rutherford wore a fine tailor made suit of clothes and had $23 in money in his clothes which shows one instance where the skidoo number was actually unlucky. BUCKELEY IS CANDIDATE FOR REELECTION So Announces Through His Pal in Poli tics 8 ,R. Commissioner Aidrew F. Gates. Hartford. March 15. "Senator Mor gan G. Bulkeley has returned to Wa h ington to attend the special session of Congress. While in the city he in formed his friends, that he should be a candidate for re-election to the Senate on the expiration of his present term. The next General Assembly chooses his successor. This information comes from Rail road Commissioner A. F. Gates, a close personal and political friend of Mr. Bulkeley. and it may be accepted as by authority. There has been a gen eral understanding that the Senator did not desire to succeed himself, but that his ambition was limited to one term. He has been Quoted extensively as expressing that sentiment and it is safe to assume that when the time comes there will be other candidates in the field. The mublic will naturally think of ex-Governor McLean, of Con gressman Hill and of Charles F. Brooker. not to mention others. Mr. Bulkeley will be in his seventy fourth year when his term expires. A marriage license was granted at the office of the town clerk today to Peter Kohn, a butcher of this city, to Adeline Schtpper of New Haven. The prospective groom is a widower, aged 46, and the bride aged 40. MR. SOTJLE'S STATEMENT To the Editor of the Farmer: Sir An article appeared in a local, Sunday paper of yesterday reflecting upon the manager of a tea store lo: cated in Main street. I desire to state tint- the article in question had no ref-i erence to myself or to the store with,'1 which I am connected. Very truly, B. J. SOULE, Mgr. Unio-n Pacific Tea. Co. (UNCLASSIFIED.) POSTAL CARDS in latest designs at Wood's Smokeshop. 61 Cannon St. a - - ' ' . . i' . jr. aiii itLKe care oi a; child. Gail at 357 Norman St. ap' WANTED. A watchmaker. jeweler! ana engraver. Aaaress, Jeweler, i'niel office. WANTED. Work on farm or livery j stable by young man. Call 28 Ridge! Ave. s 15 sp FOR SALE. Top business wagon and , harness. Almost new. Inquire 3594 Benh am Ave. s 16 epo WANTED. Conversational lessons inj Spanish. Address H. C. Gaffney, 74, Courtland St. s 15 bpo LOST. A gold watch and fob between East Main and Howland's. Flndsi-i please return to Farmer office. R-. ward. an WHIST-DANCE, Welcome Home. No. -1. B. of A. 181 State street. Tueada--evening. March 16. 1909. Tickets. 15 cents. ap ' LOST Fox terrier puppy, name Daisy. Brown head, white etripe through center. Liberal reward. Smarto, 316 South avenue. a WANTED. Factory cost clerk. Ap plicants must state experience and salary expected to receive considera tion. P. O. Box 2023. S 15 bo WANTED. Employment by middla aged man, as janitor, watchman, or any respectable employment. Ad dress, T. ., This Office. S 15 sp WOULD LIKE to sell Edison phono graph as good as new with stand and large horn and three dozen and a half of very select records. Price $25. Address, K.O.. care of Farmer. ap LOST. On Saturday afternoon, brindle pup, about 3 months1; spike tail, white stripe around neck, red corner on eye. Return to 576 Broad St. Reward. a p WANTED. -500 whist players to play at Tigers' Hall, Poli Building, Mon day evening, March 15, by Stratfield Circle C. O. F. of A. First prize. $2.50 gold pjece. 2Sc. Refreshments. S 15 ap WANTED. Operators on power sew ing machines .to make ladies' waists. Apply all iv?ek. Any operator on sewing machine may learn. Apply Murphy Suit House, State St. exten sion, cor. of Ash. S 15 s p o FOR SALE. Ash Creek Bridge Inn, on Fairfield road. All cars stop in front, 6 or 7 feet of tide water, 300' feet front. Good paying- property. Full particulars apply to Tom Lowe, 555 Central Ave. Free from a'l in cumbrance. S 15 t P LOST. Bank Book No. 39965 on Peo ple's Savings Bank. Any person having claims upon said book is call ed upon to present the same to the bank within thirty days, or said book will be declared cancelled and ex--tingulshed. and a new one issued in lieu thereof. - S 15 apo AUTOMOBILE BARGAIN 1907 Buiek llght touring car with top and wind shield, fine condition. Boulevard Garage. Connecticut Ave. S 12 dpo DON'T FORGET the select masque rade dance. Wednesday evening, . Mar. 17, St. Patrick's night given by Court Liberty Bell, Order of Golden , Sceptre in D. of A. hall, 181 State St. I Tickets 15 cents. S 12 spo ': FOR SALE. Violin, cost $12, for $5. ' Violin, cost $60, for $2a. S44 Noble Ave. S 12 d o TO RENT. Store suitable for grocery and butcher market. Inquire 594' Brooks St. SSt'po TO RENT. 10 room house, improve ments. 635 Fairfield Ave. S 9 dpo 1 BEN J15 weekly at home; send stamp. Calyx Supply Co.. Detroit, Mich. V 4 tf 3 TO RENT. 6 room flat with improve 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 Laxine tablets, 25 cts. B 3 JAMES J. SHEEHAN, popular hat -ei , 974 E. Main St.. has the goods. Call and verify. H30tfolS5 BRATWURST. pigs' hocks, country pork a specialty. M. M. Nagel, 652 East Main St. G 7 tf 1 3 5 PRATT'S CAFE, 137 Fairfield Ave., is sure to have what you want in ales, wines and liquors. Do not forget the fine free lunch served daily. G 28 1 3 5 o HOT LUNCH, daily at Morton's Cafe 158 Fairfield Avenue. Everhardt's N. Y. lager and Smith's Philadelphia Ale on draught. T 9 tf o 1 3 k , SAUSAGE that's home made, also Bjr er pudding and blood pudding can be purchased to-morrow at Mark Na gle's, 652 East Main street, and John Porter's, 318 Warren St. Thesa goods are made by Biltz at 95 State St. H 11 tf. 1 3 5 WANTED. Young men to learn auto mobile business by mail and prepare for positions as chauffeurs and re pairmen. We make you expert in ten weeks; assist you to secure posi tion. Pay big: work pleasant: de mand for men great: reasonable-: write for particulars and sample les son. Empire Automobile Institute, Rochester. N. Y. 5 15 bp