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CENT A WORD WEATHER FORECAST For Wants, To-Rrat, For Sale, Etc, Showers tonight; clearing yon get the BEST AND MOST RE TURNS from THE 'TARMER." Bunday. VOL. 45. NO. 80. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 1909. PRICE ONE CENT. m 45 O'ROURKE PICKS HIS MEN FOR COMINO SEASON; THEY'RE SOME GIANTS AMONG THEM Several Six Footers Will Cavort About Newfield Par, Sew Men Come Strongly Recommended Based Upon Past Perform ances iChe New Recruits Should Put Up a Dandy Article of Ball. Manager James H. O'Rourke this orning officially announced the make bp of his team for the season of 1909 which will Include William Kerr, J. W. ! McAloor, R, W. Jameson, Charles Ack- mnan and Al La Vigni, catchers; Art. Romer, A. J. McCarthy, Fred Glbbs, Ed. Nolte, Earl Powell and C. E. Pol lard, pitchers; Martin J. Phelan and William A. Teehan, first basemen ; John . tlcKenna and Dave Bourquin, second basemen; Frank Hilt, shortstop; Theo lore Miller, third base; Alfred Brooks, tft field; A. C. Ladd, center field; and Albert Doucette, right field. The team this season will begin to take on the name of Giants as all the men are mostly six footers or over. O'Rourke has a love for big men and trill be ably seconded by the fans of the I olty. Manager O'Rourke has all the confidence in the world in his team. In 1904, we carried off the pennant. Here's hoping history will repeat itself. At present there has been twenty men signed up, seven of which were with last years team and thirteen new men. Manager O'Rourke says he will have the signatures of three new men be fore the season opens which means twenty -three men to try out. Figures luoky or otherwise do not count with the genial secretary. The superstlt'ous claim that 23 and 13 are unlucky when they are alone, but with the two in corahtaatlon there will be nothing to It but Bridgeport. Of the old team A. C Ladd is with OS agate and will cavort in center field. HI seems to Improve with age. Last season was his first in all of his yaars of Connecticut league baseball that he fell below .300 In batting, lack ing only five points for the honor. His Balding average was .973 being led only by two men, both of whom played,- a large number of games less than he. Be made 8 errors in 127 games. Some class eh? Manager O'Rourke has all the con- ; Science In the world in Hilt who will be retained this year at -shortstop led all the other short stops of the league in batting last year with an average of .280, while his fielding aver age was .853. Though some of his games were rather erratic he more than made up for it in sensational plays which would bring credit to more seasoned players. The North ampton management offered O'Rourke In exchange for Hilt, three players, feobarge. Accorainl and Murphy. They were thrown back for a loss as Hilt is rated as a comer. Marty Phelan promises to get into the games this season from the start and does not in tend to be headed by the other players. Phelan was under the weather . last year which accounted for his falling Mt from his form of 1907. Ted Miller will be with us again this season, and will be welcomed by the fans, some of Whom went to the games Just to get a look at his playing which was a treat. Miller started late in the season with Ike team when the attendances were hot the best ever at the park and made good right off putting ginger in to the outfit, but it was too late as the team was too far in the lurch. With a good start, this player will bear watch teg, a third baseman that can bat for .266 is worth having around. Two of last year's pitchers will be with us again, Artie Romer and Ed. Nolte. Romer with a team that finish ed in sixth place won 18 out of 36 games pitched which is considered a good record. Most of his games were lost by one or two runs and generally were not due to his pitching, but to errors behind him. Nolte was con sidered the hard luck pitcher of the outfit, holding a team to a few hits in the first few innings and then taking a balloon ascension only to come back too late. His work last year under those conditions warranted a more suf aclent try out. Bill Kerr is the only left over catch er. Bjll has come along wonderfully (or a youngster, and in the opinion of the wise ones he is due for faster com pany. He is a willing learner and will E"ely make good. Of the new nun Al ucette looms up the strongest of the Bch. Doucette halls from Charles town, N. H.,- the state where baseball players are born, not made. Last sea son he was with the Rutland team of the "Vermont league, being the best and hardest hitter in the league, fin ishing with the remarkable average of ,460. We can see where O'Rourke will have to move back the fences as friends of Doucette write that he is a fence wrecker. He also showed class at third base, where he filled in in the abf-enee of the regular third baseman pn his team. Players who have seen him play, say that he is a sure comer. Bill Teehan, the first baseman, who 9 also a catcher, comes from Quincy face, and has been, recommended to ifanager O'Rourke by Manager Fred jattoe of the Boston Americans. Tee van has been playing In and around Boston with semi-professional teams. A number oif his team mates have been tried out by both Boston teams and M"e making good.. Teehan stands six foot two inches, and should out a swath (.round old Newfield. John McKenna, who has signed as a second base-man, and who can also show class at -snort stop comes on the recommendation of Artie Romer, who knows a ball player when he sees one. McKenna bails from Staten Island, tnd has made a record for himself with ieml-protfessional teams around those parts. Dave Bourquin, a native of Phila delphia, was first signed up by the Philadelphia. Americans. He was taught up by Slapper Sam Kennedy, Who is scouting for the Athletics. The Athdetics had enough men at the be ginning of the season and turned Bourquin over to the Orators. He kails from the Western. league, where he made a record that soon attracted Hie attention of the scouts, Slapper Bam first getting bis hooks in work ing order. He will be a valuable atl frition to the team, tout he will have to go some to fill Jimmy Jr.'s shoes. For left field? Manager O'Rourke has iftgned ur Alfred Brooks from the Granite State, the bom of ball play trs, Dwitli to m aptosiflhi all-round player coming to this city with more recommends, perhaps than any young man entering professional baseball. Brooks has 'been offered, large induce ments to go with other teams, but Bridgeport under the leadership of O'Rourke was recommended' to him as the place to get the training that he would need to make a finished ball player. He is a fine batter and a deer on the bases. A. J. McCarthy, a native of Harris burg, Pa., height six feet two inches, Is an old Eastern League pitcher who played with the Toronto team with Bill Vale in 1906. McCarthy made a remarkable record that year with a losing team but had to give up play for the last two seasons because of sickness. In the opinion of Pop- Pos ter, Candy Lachance and Bill Tale, McCarthy is the best pitcher in the minor leagues today. Before playing with the Torrontos he was with the New York State League. Fred Gibbs.another of the box artists is also a wonder in his particular art. Gibbs last year was with the Portland team, of the Maine league, winning .4 games out of 32 pitched, and leading the league with the average of .750. Gibbs has also pitched in the New England league. His home is In Saco, Me. Manager O'Rourke has seen Giobs in the box. The manager thinks he Is an excellent pitcher and will surely make good. Another big fellow to sign up with the Orators is Earl Powell, brother of Bill Powell of the Springfield club. Earl comes under the recommendat on of "Brother Bill." He has had experi ence in the Ohio State league. If he is as good as "Brother Bill," the fans of this city will have cause to rejoice. C. E. Polland pitched last season for the Glastonbury Independents. This team won the biggest part of Its games, playing all of the semi-pros In lower Massachusetts and upper Connecticut, which Is filled with crack teams. Pol lard Is another six footer. With these pitchers and another, whose name Manager O'Rourke does not care to mention at present, but which when it is given out will be a cause for alarm In the other camps of the league, will prove the best pitching staff that the Orators ever had, and will make up for the 1ob of "Red" Waller. J. W. McAloor has had considerable experience behind the bat with New England league teams. Last season he was with the Taunton Independents playing very snappy ball. Al La Vlgnl, a rtaldent of the metro polis, with considerable experience with Harlem semi-pros, comes on the recommendation of Manager O'Neill, who himself Is the regular catcher for the Hoboken team. O'Neill would use Vigni. but he, himself, wants to get into the game. Of the two "men signed as catchers. R W. Jameson acmes from, the Mount I Pleasant Military Academy, of Osstn- anii writes for a try out; the other. Charles Ackerman, has played with; teams in and around Brooklyn and was recommended by a personal friends of O'Rourke's, who says the young man is a comer, and wants to break into professional ball, where he can get the best experience for higher honors. With this array of promising talent the local team will be very strong in the league, which in the opinion of ex perts will be faster and cleaner this year than ever. Manager O'Rourke heretofore has been getting players for the other clubs, but this year changed his policy and picked his own men first and did the recommending afterwards. The local players will report on April 8 for light batting and signal practice for the game on Good Friday with the New York Giants. On Saturday the team will play a double header with two teams from the Industrial league. All of the players will be used in these games, giving tne tans a cnance to see what they are made of. The week fol lowing there will be light practice with occasional games with local teams, the dates to be announced later. At the end of the week the team will invade the strongholds of the New England league, playing games every day till the 21st when they will return pre paratory to opening the season In Wa terbury on the 23rd. The first Connecticut league game here will be on Saturday. April 23 with Mike Doherty's misfits from Wa terbury. NEW YORK MODISTES BADLY HAMPERED Seizure of Smuggled Finery Will Disappoint Many Who Expected New Eas ter Gowns. (Special from United Press.) New York, April 3. Easter trade in the shops of several fashionable mo distes was to-day sadly demoralized. Disclosures at the custom house with in the past few days have led the au thorities to believe that through the connivance of certain dressmakers having large and elite clientele, Paris creations and London confections to the value of many thousand dollars have recently been brought into this country without paying duty. While the authorities have caused no pros ecutions as yet the modistes for whom the goods came, are "absent on im portant business." The customs officials incline to the suspicion that an organized coterie of dressmakers have worked in coniunc- tion with swindlers to escape the six ty per cent, duty on model gowns from Paris. In the meantime the cus tom officials are certain that unless someone appears to tell them of the ownership of the lot of goods received there will be considerable belated Eas ter one, two and three piece wearing apparel. Weather Indications. (Special from United Press.) New Haven, April 3. Forecast: Cloudy with showers to-night; Sunday clearing. The disturbance that was central in Georgia yesterday morning has moved up the coast and is now central near Nantucket. It has produced light rain along the coast from Florida to Maine. The disturbance that was central In the upper Mississippi valley has moved eastward and is now central near Buf falo, N. Y. It has produced cloudy weather with light rain or snow In the lake region. Pleasant weather pre vails generally in the south and west ern sections. i OXFORD WINS GREAT BOAT RACE TODAY Beats Cambridge Over His toric Thames Course By 3y2 Lengths. One of the Most Exciting Races Ever Rowed Over Course. Oxford Men Superiority Fresh at Were Not Proved Their and Were the Finish Expected to Win by the Experts Cambridge Was Favorite in Betting. (Special from United Press.) London. April 3. Upsetting the pre dictions of the experts, the dark blue of Oxford finished 3 lengths ahead of the light blue of Cambridge to-day in the annual race on the historical Thames from Putney to Gortlake, a distance of about 4, miles. The race was one of the most exciting In the long history of these dual contests and was witnessed by tens of thousands. The time 19 minutes, 50 seconds, is one minute and three seconds below the record time for the course, made by Cambridge in 1900. Cambridge won the toss and chose the Surrey side of the rfver, giving her a slight advantage owing to wind and current conditions. This advantage was accepted with the fact that Cam bridge had a fine crew and it was seen that it would be a hard tussle. The starting pistol was fired at 12:30 with the tide slack, water smooth, and but little wind. Stroke in the Cambridge boat immediately set up a fast clip and the light blue boat shot ahead. On the way to Hammersmith Bridge the Oxford boat began to show Its power and by the time the bridge was reached 1 miles from the start, the two crews were on even terms. Ox ford at this stage seemed to have more reserve strength than the Cambridge rowers. The race for a half a mile here was the most desperate seen in years, neither boat apparently being able to gain an inch. The pace began to tell on Cambridge and Oxford crept slowly ahead amid deafening cheers from the banks. After gaining half a length lead Oxford lost her advantage by being hindered by one of the spec tators barges. This threw the crews on even terms again but Oxford, al ready aware of her superiority, fought desperately and at 3U miles had re gained a lead of half a length. Cam bridge was evidently tiring and when Barnes Bridge was reached which marked the last stretch of the race, the Oxford boat began to forge rapidly ahead. Oxford spurted unexpectedly im mediately after passing Barnes Bridge and before Cambridge could recover the dark blue was two lengths ahead. From then on there was nothing to the race but Oxford. With victory as sured, the big men in the Oxford shell bent their backs to their blades and sent the boat cutting through the water at a faster clip at the close than at any other time in the race. Not a man In the Oxford boat was in the least distressed while several of the Cambridge oarsmen were clearly rowed out to the last shred. The aver age weight of the crews was Oxford. 174& pounds; Cambridge 174. Ox ford's victory to-day made her thirty-fourth. Cambride has won 29 times and one of the races was a dead heat. The crews were as follows: Oxford, A. C. Gladstone, bow; H. R. Barker, 2 C. R. M. Cudmore, 3: A. S. Garton, 4: D. MacKinnon. 5; J. A. Gilan, 6; A. G. Kerby. 7; R C. Bourne, strike; A. W. F. Dunkin, coxswain. Cambridge R. W. Arbuthnot. bow; H. E. Swanston, 2; G. L. Thomas, 3; H. E. Kitchin. 4; R G. Williams. 6; J. R Rosher, 6; E. S. Hornidge, 7; D. C. R. Stuart, stroke; G. D. Compson, coxswain. Cambridge was a strong favorite. Their captain, Stuart, is reckoned one of the finest strokes in England. Their trials had pleased the critics Immense ly and on one occasion about a month ago, they did the full course in the splendid time of nineteen minutes, one second, or only eleven seconds more than the famous Harvard crew's rec ord trial time in 1906, a week before their match with Cambridge. The record time for the race is 18:47. The loss of G. E. Fairbairn, Cambridge's great bow oar. weakened the crew greatly. Oxford was a fine crew but had been particularly unfortunate in training. Sickness ravaged the camp and two successive candidates at bow broke the blade off. PROF. SAN FORD IMPROVING New York, April 3. Professor Sam ule S. Sanford of Tale University, who has been in poor health for some time following- an attack of pneumonia sev eral months ago, was said at his resi dence on West Fifty-second street here to-day to be slightly better than for several days past. He returned about ten days ago from the South. BUYS INTEREST IN A LUNCH CART Henry Keating, a popular young business man of the South End has recently purchased a half Interest in the Owl lunch cart, formerly conduct ed by Nick Carter, the well known lo cal ball player. Mr. Keating is now prepared to take care of all his old friends and as many new ones that care to call. WALL STREET TO-DAY. (Special from United Press.) 11 A. M. After the first few minutes most of the market interest centered in Union Pacific with buying orders ap pearing tnrougn tne same nouses not ed as accumulating the stock early in the week. This buying carried Union Pacific up over a point and caused a strong tone in Southern Pacifla and other important railroad stocks. Closing. General strength developed in the stock market in the closing hour. Many issues traded in moved up to a range one point or more above yester day's closing figures. Reading, Union Pacific. Inter-Borough Metropolitan were among the strongest and led the market la amount of net gains MULLINS TOLD THEM HOW BUT DIDN'T TIE KNOT All Because Assistant City Clerk Gill Played Guar- dian Angel. Thus AuditfflrV Clerk Wal ters Got $3 Fee and As sistant Town Clerk Mul lins a Look at the Bride and Groom. Alexander Szalantzry. aged' 25, car penter by trade, jTe'-ited himself at the office of the town Clerk yesterday afternoon, and) asked for a license to marry pretty Elizabeth Feitro, a native of the same country. Elizabeth is only 19 years of age and her parents are far away across the seas. There fore Assistant Town Clerk Mull ins sent the couple to the Mayor to get his con sent to the marriage-. The groom learned! that he could be married by Mr. Mulllns. who Is a Jus tice of the peace. The Mayor gave his consent. But when the prospec tive bride and groom were descending the stairs to the town clerk's office they met Assistant Olty Clerk GUI. He asked SzaJan try if he could be of any assistance to Mm. The happy man with the marriage license gurgled something about being married. The assistant city clerk said, "Right in here," arud escorted the couple into the office of the city auditor. Here the services of Henry Waters, auditor's clerk, were enlisted and he performed the ceremony. His fee was $3. As he tucked the coin (n his vest pocket Assistant Town Clerk Mucins saw the bride and groom go out the front door of the City Hall. In the future he will escort all youthful brides uip to the Mayor's office on his own hook, for $3 fees look as good to him as to anyone else. RUNAWAY COUPLE RELEASED ON BAIL Dean Rankin and Mr A.W. Strong Released on Secur ity of Former's FaSier. . Hnahan1 U Hrv Ooncr..! . ' " "fc rest of Girl andBi;TOd-4ent Not Appear in Court Rankin Was Under Age and Judge Foster Appointed Attorney James J. Marr to be Guardian Is Be lieved that Cases Will Be Settled Out of Court. Dean Rankin and Mrs. A. W. Strong were arraigned in the city court this morning charged with a serious of fense. Rankin confessed to the age of 20 and his attorney, James A. Marr, was appointed his guardian by Judge Foster. Mrs. Strong said she was 28 years of age. Attorney Marr also ap peared for her. Mrs. Strong's husband did not appear this morning and it is doubtful if he is seen again here. At torney Marr demurred to the charges made against the young couple and Judge Foster overruled the demurrer. He bound the couple over to appear at the next term of the Superior court and fixed the bond at $100 each. Friends In this city appeared, immediately after the court adjourned and put up the money for Rankin's appearance. The girl was returned to her cell, but was afterwards bailed out through the ef forts of Rankin and his father, who had come up from New York to get his son out of his scrape. Attorney Marr had a long conversation with the girl and will appear for her If there should be any further occasion for the ser vices of an attorney. It is believed that the matter will be settled out of court and that Strong will never ap pear Here against his youtntui wire. The fact that the ball of both the ac cused was reduced from $500 to $100 in dicates that the case against the cou ple is not very strong. Brokers Charged With Grand Larceny Accused of Using Mails to Defraud in Sale of Mining Stocks. New York. April 3. George L. Mc Kay and Charles R Colby, stock brok ers, were arraigned before United States Commissioner 'Shields to-day- charged by the Tost officers with errand larceny and using the mails to defraud by the sale of mining shares which, it is alleged, were not as represented. Ball was fixed and the men will ba given a hearing next week. It Is alleged that the brokers sold mining stock through the mails and that a number of complaints were re ceived by the postal authorities to the effect that the stock was not what it was claimed it was and in several in stances that money had been sent and no stock at all received. Rev. Dr. Hill to Speak At Washington Park M. E. Church Tomorrow Dr. J. Wesley Hill will preach morn- ins and evening to-morrow in the Washington Park M. B. Church. Dr. Hill is one of the leading preachers of Methodism in the East. He is pas tor of the Metropolitan Temple of New York City, where he is doing a very- thorough and successful work. The church is open every night in the week and he conducts classes and lectures of different kinds so that the church is not only a spiritual adviser of the peo ple but also tends to their social and literary wants. Dr. Hill will preach in the morning on "Christ s icture ol Heaven, and in the evening on "The Hidden Sor rows of Life." There is sure to be a large audience out to hear him and those who attend will certainly be ben- fited REAL ESTATE OPERATIONS OF A WEEK Building for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31 Total ed $1,863,369. Sales Smaller Than in Same Week of 1908, and Loans on Mortgage Smaller. Handsome Residence Build ing for Horace S. Wilmot Vincent Bros. Rebuild ing Their Warehouse, De stroyed By Fire Others Who Have Dwellings in Process of Construction. The yearly report of the Building Commissioners shows that permits to erect buildings to an estimated value of $1,863,369 were issued during the fiscal year ending March 31. The new fiscal year was begun with an issue of permits aggregating $66,200. There were 17 sales of real estate during the week. In the same week of 1908 there were 22 sales. There were 88 sales during March, as against 66 in March, 1908, and 115 in March, 190?. There was loaned on mortgage $61,630, of which the two largest were a mortgage for $8,000 by J. W. Boyden et al. to People's Savings Bank for property on Fairvlew avenue and at Ogden street and Noble avenue, and a mortgage for $8,000 given by J. J. Rawley to F. T. Staples, property o.n Stlllman street. Building is largely confined to the erection of dwellings. Horace S. Wil mot of the White Mfg. Co. is to have a handsome residence. The structure will be of frame with a stuccoed ex terior. The rooms will be finished in hard woods, with hard wood floors-, mantels and plate glass windows. X' Rosa Malley is erecting a three-faim- ily bouse in Pembroke street. Each tenement will contain five rooms. Roy Carlson, the builder, will erect a new house for himself In Fairfield avenue. It will be a two family af fair, containing 15 rooms in all. An addition is being- made to- the pumping station of the Bridgeport Hy draulic Company at Samp" Mortar Rock. The structure is to be two stories, of pressed brick. Anna Gadush is building a three family house in Putnam street. Jacob Bitzer is building a house In Fourth street. The material Is ce- J r- rooms. . r The Bridgeport Land & Title, Com pany has awarded) the' contracts for the" construction of a ttiree-ramiiy nouse in Wordin avenue. I. H. Zimmer Is building two houses in Beardsley Lane. Each will be 24x 37 feet. Frank Jacoby Is erecting a three story frame building in Hallett street which will contain 24 rooms. Susan E. Reynolds is erecting a two family, 12 room house, in Iranistan avenue. Vincent Bros, will immediately be gin rebuilding their warehouse, which was destroyed by fire a few days since. The structure will be 50x150 feet. Permits were issued' as follows: John L Parson, two-family frame dwelling, west side of Wilson street, between Fairfield avenue and Brew ster street. John Piccolo, frame veranda, 47 Co lumbus Place. Carl Wolf, frame barn, corner Alex ander and1 Palisade streets. M. Pmisky. cellar wall under old building, 52 Ridge avenue. W. iB. Fitch, one-family frame dwell ing, north side of Marian street. Rosa Malley, three-family frame dwelling, east side of Pembroke street. Harvey Hubbell, Inc., reinforced' con crete building, east sidle of State street, between Boat wick avenue and Moun tain Grove street. R. Caposso. making four rooms in present building, 4384 North avenue. Bridgeport Land & Title Co., three story frame building and stores, south side of Wordin avenue. Lillian L. Lamson, two-family frame dwelling, south side of Fairfield ave nue. Warren Hi. Lamson, two-family frame wdelling', east side of Beech wood avenue. J. G. Smith, two story frame addi tion to one-story building, south side of Frenchtown Road1. Carl E. Strudahl, brick garage, east side of Norman street, between Wood avenue and Laurel avenue. Aggregate value $66,200. POLICE KNOW PETROSINO'S SLAYERS Believed that Arrests Will Be Made in a Few Days. New York, April 3. The police de partment here received word from Palermo, Italy, today to the effect that the names of the slayers of Lieutenant Joseph Petrosinl are known to the Italian authorities and their arrest is a matter of a few days. It is be lieved that the Italian police have se cured confessions from those in the plot to kill the detective. That the police have been informed of the pres ence here of some of the men connect ed with the crime is borne out by the renewed activity of the central office In its search. Numerous arrests have been made. Petrosini's body will arrive here next week. Elaborate preparations have been made to honor the memory of the late detective. DRIVER HALSTED IS NOT GUILTY Co-respondent in Frecon Divorce Case is Said to Be Fairfield Man. In the proceedings of the Frecon di vorce case in the Superior Court, yes terday, one of the corespondent's nam ed was Jack Halstead. It happens that the only John Halsteads whose names appear in the city directory are John F. Halstead, driver of No. 2 en gine and his father. Driver Halstead is not the man in the mix up. The real name of the co-respondent In the case ia said to be Malstead, a student attending a boarding school in Falr- Lfteld. ATTEMPT TO ROB FATHER OF DROWNED BOY Body of Harold Moon, Sup posed to Be Kidnapped, Found. Was Drowned While Skat ing on Thread Lake. But Father Received Let ters From Supposed Kid nappers .Demanding a Ransom Arrests Expect ed in Case Soon. Flint, Mich., April 3. Harold Moon, ten years old, who has been missing from his home here since February 27th and who was believed to have been kidnapped, was found drowned to-day In Thread Lake. Rewards ag gregating: $1,300 had been offered for his return and he had been searched for all over the country. The boy was last seen on his way to- the lake to Skate. Chicago, April 3. CSiief of Police Shlppy to-day received the following telegram from C. C. McCall, sheriff at Flint, Mich.; "Body of Harold Moon found. Stop father from paying money to blackmailers at Delevan, Wis." Simultaneously with the finding of the Moon boy's body to-day it became known that his father, W. T. Moon is in Chicago in response to a letter de manding ransom and claiming that the boy would be returned to him. "Mr. Moon." the bereaved mother said to day, "got a letter telling him to go to Chicago and get a letter addressed to L. N. Lowell which would Instruct him where to leave the money which he was told to bring for the safe return of the boy. My husband arrived safe ly In Chicago and said he would go at once to secure the letter. Since that time I have heard no word from him. He took the Chicago letter with him and I do not know where he can be found." "Mr. Moon told mehe would consult with the PInkerton detective agency in Chicago before putting out any mon ey," Mrs. Moon added. She did not know how much he took but the fam ily is not wealthy. The finding of the body proves that tne letter to air. Moon was as canning and cruel an attempt at robbery as ever came under the notice of the Michigan authorities Men have been dragging Thread Lake and the river for several weeks and had almost giv when as a last .resort wires were 4 If U KRAI L tne lake and the water allowed to run out to-day -The body was found about 100 feet from shore wtth-the legs entan gled in the grass and' mud. The boy's skates were fastened to his shoes, showing that he went tnrougn the ice while skating. Delevan, Wis., April 3. An arrest In the case of Harold Moon who was found drowned at Flint, Mich., this morning, is expected here momentarily, following a secret visit to this place by Mr. Moon, father of the boy. Moon came in response to a letter from what purported to be the kidnappers of the boy. The letter which brought Moon here was mailed In Delavan. It stated that the writer was in possession of his son and that if the father would place $500 In the mouth of the cannon in the town park the boy would be returned within half an hour. Accompanied by Assistant Superintendent Charlesworth of the PInkerton Detective Agency Mr. Moon went to the place. He did not deposit the money in the cannon. In stead he placed there a letter to the blackmailers asking them to substan tiate their statement that they had the boy. If they could do so the letter stated, they could have the $500 and Moon would make no trouble for them. At nightfall the detectives concealed themselves In the park at a point where they could see everything. About 9:20 a man went stealthily up to the cannon, took out the letter and dis appeared. Acting on Instructions from Moon the detectives made no attempt to follow him, the father fearing that such an attempt would jeopardize the life of his boy. The detectives got a good view of the man however, and announce that they know him. To-day Mr. Moon received a tele gram from Flint announcing that Harold Moon's body had been found drowned. Superintendent Charles worth says arrests will be made this afternoon. ROOSEVELT'S STAY IN NAPLES SHORT Delays to the Hamburg Will Leave Him Only Half a Day in Italian City. Naples, April 3. Intense disappoint ment Is felt here to-day over the de lay until Monday morning of the ar rival of the Hamburg, bearing Colonel Theodore Roosevelt. The delay will be occasioned by the two stops among the Azores and one at Gibraltar. This will cut down Mr. Roosevelt's stay in Naples to half a day as the steamship Admiral, on which the ex-President will sail for Eombasa will leave Mon day evening, according to her original schedule. A wireless from the Ham burg says that Mr. Roosevelt himself indicated his desire that the Admiral follow her schedule. Instead of a dinner to Mr. Roosevelt and his son Kermlt, it is probable that the Duke and Duchess of Aosta will entertain them with luncheon Monday afternoon. If the Hamburg arrives on time this feature of Mr. Roosevelt's trip will be carried out. The Ham burg is not due until late in the day and all functions will be dispensed with. Every possible precaution will be ta ken to insure the safety of Mr. Roose velt while in the city. Not only will he be under a most efficient guard af ter landing but police boats will sur round both the Hamburg and the Ad miral and guard against any untow ard Incident. Ambassador Griscom arrived here from Rome to-day. McCarthy's Pets and Maloney's Champions of South Avenue will cross bats at the Flats, to-morrow morning, at 10:30 o'clock, for the name of the Harmless Nine, which has been a bone of contention between the two teams for some time. Nichols and Scane will be the battery for the Pets and Sheedy and Crura will for Maloney's team- SEVENTEEN FIRMS BURNED OUT IN PHILADELPHIA Fire Loss Reaches Half a Million Dollars. Many Policemen and Fire men Have Narrow Escape From Serious Injury Al most Entire Block De-1 stroyed. (Special from United Press.) Philadelphia, April 3 Fire totias burned out seventeen Ann In ttvm block bounded' by Front. Land imf Haider streets and Franktfort avenue. causing a loss of $600,000. The Ami spread with great rapidity and for sj time the Kensington -factory district! was threatened. A number of firemen and Dollcemen nad narrow escapes from death wh the north wall of the Disten plant f Into the street. John Mueller, a ftr roan, was rescued after, he had been; nirriea oown an air shaft and burled in a .pile of smokiner ruins. Oonfl worn ty the firemen prevented the ! from consuming adjoining building. (UNCLASSIFIED.) WANTED. A competent cook. Z5& far a Ave. US FOR S ALB. Bargain to quick buyer. 11 room house. Call at 1067 Maple wood avenue. A. L u t tf-.sj TO RENT. Five pleasant rooms, all improvements, first floor of two ramiiy bouse. 198 Wells street. apj SELLING TO BEAT the band Wood's Heaman Special" at Wood's Smoke shop, 61 Cannon St. a WE WILL GIVE anybody a briaf, or a semn-Diriec interview on bicycles, "all for love', at O'Neill's. a CHAUFFEUR. Married, wishes posi-,' reliable. Can furnish reference. No 477 Norman St. TJ 3 dp WANTED. A salesman to call on builders and owners, Bridgeport and vicinity. Splendid proposition. See P. J. Good, Windsor Hotel. ap FOR SALE. A good pair of double team horses, heavy harness, nearly new farm wagon, used about eight months. Enquire 367 Hancock Ave. U 3 b p 7 k V NTBP iw to manage our tniJ-- in, your section; good opening: !?od pay, o, reliable firm; eScperii eace imnecaary. Write ' ftsr par tK ulars. .1- E- MeBrady Co., Chica go, a p MANAGER WANTED to organize and handle selling agents. Right party can make $5,000 a year. State ex perience and reference. Flex Man ufacturing Co., 67 Battery march St, Eoston, Mass. a p TO RENT. Five rooms, all improve ments. Inquire 232 Wells Bt. Tel. 3073. U 2 b p o FOR SALE. Ladies' and gentlemen's second-hand wheels at Grann Bros., 1176 Pembroke St. U 2 b p o FOR SALE Household goods, ice box, carpets, range, iron bed, etc., at 42 Caroline St.. Saturday afternoon and evening. U 2 bpo FOR SALE. Second hand motorcy- ycles, Indians, Readings and M & M., 1908 and 1907. F. C. Parsons, 500 Main St., Stamford, Conn. ua ao TO-RENT One large room with board 521 State St. Phone 1912. U 1 spo CUT THIS OUT. Coupon and 76 cents entitles holder to one-half dozen fine ; cabinet photographs and 8x10 card. 1 Guaranteed not to fade. At Mrs. C. DeLemos, of the "Vernon Studio, State j Street, corner of Lee Ave. Good I until May 1st. U 1 s p 1 FOR SALE. Upright piano, $100. Bar gain. Violin cost $12 for $6, another I $18 for $8, another $25 for $12. 844 ! Noble Ave. S- SI do . WANTED. First class, experienced press-hand, capable of setting tools. The Gaynor & Mitchell Mfg. CP. S 29 tf. e FOR SALE One Steinway upright piano. Cost $700. Rebuilt looks like new, $250. Easy payments. The M. j Steinert & Sons Co., 915 Main St. S 30 io FOR SALE. One Gabler upright piano in find conaition. liooa tone. A bar gain to quick buyer. The M. Stein ert & Sons Co., 951 Main St. S 30 ro TO RENT. 5 rooms, 1st floor. 1 in attic, all improvements. 191 Catherine St. 10 minutes walks to Read's store. Anderson & Co., 852 Main St. S 22 tf . o TO RENT. 6 room flat wrth 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. BIo TOUNG LADY desires position as of fice assistant. Five yeans experience in manufacturing office, understands ' typewriting. M. J. C, care of Far mer. U 2 b"o FOR SALE. 1 parlor set, 5 pieces; 2 iron beds, dressers, ice box, stove, tables, chairs, sewing machine, organ and a few other things. Call 24 Lee avenue. Party going west. U 2 bp WANTED. The residents of the west end to know that a first class pool parlor has been opened in Bostwicfc Hall, formerly occupied by St. Pe ter's Lyceum. Courteous treatment to all is assured by the management. George Rome, Manager. TJ 2 3o . CAN YOU AFFORD a fire without loss. If not cover pipes, boilers and furnaces now. Best wormanehip and lowest prices. Tel. 1328-5. Asbestos lumber. J. F. Walsh, 114 Kossuth St. S 9 tf. 2 4 6 EAGLES ATTENTION ! Initiation Sunday, April 4. 1909, at 2:30 p. m., at Eagles' Ha.il. Per order jr. H. BRADY, President, D. J. O'CONNOR,