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THE FARMER THE WEATHER 5) ran be oUnlnco" bv SEWS ROTS. nALEHS AND OTTlKltS. efter 6 Fair, colder, tonight and o'clock cv(mlnc, at the Heiuld .VewJ Stand. 14rt FAIKHELD ATESCE tomorrow. VOL. 48. NO. 48 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1912 PRICE ONE CENT ALL RECORDS FORHIGH WINDS ARE SHATTERED Gala Sweeps Over Gotham With Velocity Of 90 An Hour, Today SIGNS AND LANDMARKS SWEPT INTO STREET Traffic Paralyzed, Trains Late And Wires Are Down In State fSpecial from United Press.) New York, Feb. 22. All records for high winds In the local weather bureau were shattered, today, when a sale swept across the city attaining a maximum velocity of 96 miles an hour. Scores of p'ateglass windows were shattered in the business section and many mammoth electric signs, landmarks of the city, along Broad way, were swept into the street. Al though many persons were bruised and cut by being hit with flying glass and pieces of demolished signs, no one was killed. A six thousand pound electric sign was torn from a building at 42nd street and Broadway and fell into tho roadway, just) missing a crowded elec tric car. Another big sign was blown into the middle of Columbus Circle: Reports from upstate say that the rain cf last night hau turned to snow and all trains are hours late. Traffic generally is para'yzed and several cities are absolutely cut oft from com munication with the outside, tele graph and telephone wires being down. " One result -of the wind, and a rain fall that accompanied it. was a col lision on the Brooklyn Bridge between a' Smith street trolley car and a re pair car in which a dozen passengers were bruised and cut by flying glass and traffic interrupted for an hour in the early rush. EVEBTTHIXG OX CALEJfDAR. Thunder, Lightning, Rain, Hail, Sleet and Blinding Snown storm Swoop Down on Boston. Boston, Feb. 22. Thunder and lightning, rain, hail, sleet and a blind ing snowstorm of 30 minutes dura tion about 10 o'clock, today, followed by a 40 mile gale that was in turn succeeded by an hour's calm, during which the skies cleared and the, sun forced the thermometer up from 32 to 38 degrees, was Boston's freak weather between midnight and day light this morning. Rhortlv after midnight a downpour was succeeded by a fal1 of hailstones that hurt when they hit. uozens or the wild pigeons that roost by the thousands in church cupolas and tow ters and she'tered nooks of skyscrap ers and residences all over Boston proper were killed or maimed y the frozen raindrops. About 2 o'clock the hail stopped and Boston and towns and cities in tne metropolitan nwrni were treated to a terrific lightning thunderstorm which did considerable damage in outlying sections. SOUND VESSELS TIED UP. Lumber Schooner Ashore at Goshen Point, Cast Up By Terrific Blow, and Crew Missing. New London, Feb. 22. The lumber schooner Thurlow. bound from Ban gor to" New Haven, is ashore, today, at Goshen Point, two miles west of this harbor, where it was cast up high on the Band by last night's ter rific blow on Long Island Sound. The crew has not been heard from al though they are believed to have es ' caped to the mainland. The vessel is in no danger of breaking up. The T. A. Scott Company's wireless caught a call from the Long Is'and station to a revenue cutter, to hurry to the aid of two barges adrift be tween Montauk Point and Block In land. A third barge sank at 9:30, this morning. No tug was mentioned Jn the wireless messages. The steamer Richard Peck anchor ed off Fisher's Islnd, last night, to escape the gale. The steamer Mo hawk rested for a short time under Haughton's Point but got away at 7 o'clock, this morning. The wind is etilf blowing at a 60 mi'es an hour clip. Other steamers are reported several hours late. DAM WASHED AWAY. East Haddam, Feb. 22. The ice in Salmon River broke up, today, and washed away a new dam belonging to the Leesville Electric Lighting Plant and an auxiliary -as engine below the dam. As a result, the towns of East Haddam. East Hampton and Mood us will be without electric lights for some time. Several motorboats in the river were buried and wrecked by the onrushing ice. DELEGATES DELATED. Oklahoma City. Feb. 22. Because of the severe storm which swept Okla homa, yesterday, many delegates to the Democratic State Convention, scheduled for today, were very lato in arriving. Trains carrying delegates from a half dozen counties were stalled in . snowdrifts, last night, and the con vention will not be called to order un til late this afternoon. It may pos sibly have to be postponed until to morrow. The lines between the Clark and "Wilson factions were tightly drawn, today. Both sides were sti.l claiming a. majority of the delegates. TEDDY'S TRAIN HELD UP. New York, Feb. 22. The Lake Shore train on which Colonel Roose velt is returning from Ohio and which was due here' at 9 o'clock, was held up more than three hours by the storm. The train was an hour late in leaving Cleveland and it was said at the local offices that it was not likely to arrive until 12:30, this afternoon. MRS. FOX'S FATHER DEAD. Special from United Press.) New Haven, Feb. 22. Dec-orated by Queen Victoria for bravery in the Crimean war. Jamps Sault, 78, guard Ian of the New Haven road's vaults, is dead, today. He also served - through the Civil war in this country. Eault formerly lived in Norwalk. He left a widow and family. One daugh ter, Mrs. Elbert Fox, resides in Bridgeport. WHITE THREATENS TO TELL COURT INSIDE TAX SCANDAL STORY If Union Tpyewriter Company Sues, Veteran Member of Board of Relief Will Testify According to What He Knows Took Place That the Union Typewriter Co. plans to take to the courts the re fusal of the board of relief to stick to its original figures in granting the plant a reduction of $32,722, became generally known today. The company was assessed at $382, 6 94 on the list of 1911. This was a jump of $88,314 over the assessment of last year. The company appealed from the assessment, and the board of relief in its original report, as pre sented to Mayor Wilson, recommend ed a deduction of $32,722. Later, when the second report of the board of relief was made out. several other big manufactories were granted still greater relief than in the TAFT AGAINST GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP OF TELEGRAPHS Sends Message Of Congress-Advocates Doubling Rates On Periodicals CSpecial from United Press.) Washington, Feb. 22 President Taft is "agin" government ownership of telegraphs,' the pet project of Postmas ter General Hitchcock. Today, the President aired his views on the mat ter in a special message to Congress, submitting the report of the postal commission approving its recommen dation that rates on newspapers and magazines be doubled, from one to two cents a pound. Doubling of the second class mail' rate against publishers means from $7,000,000 to $10,000,000 annually. But the increased rates would still be about only one-third of the cost of handling. The message, with the com mission's report, is a hefty little pack age of about 50,000 words one of th, bulkiest message jots Taft has done. In lambasting government owner ship, Taft says: "I cannot agree with the recommen dation (Hitchcock's), that ttig tele graph lines be made a part of the post office system. I believe tht true principle is that "private ownership should carry on such public utilities under due regulation of rates rather than . that the government itself should conduct them. I do not think it in accordance with the best public policy thus greatly to increase the body of public servants." Taft takes out the "sting" however, by fulsome praise of Hitchcock's ad MUCH WORK FOR COLLECTOR C00IIEY Expected to Collect Tax Levied This Year and $50,000 on Lists of Other Years. Tax Collector B. F. Cooney has his work laid out for him by the board of Apportionment, this year. He is ex pected to collect not only the entire, taxes levied upon the list of 1911, but also $25,000 from the First district and $25,000 from the Second district, in back taxes. The board of Apportionment's pre liminary rate of 15.8 mills, fixed ve terday, is five-tenths of a mill X -at er than the estimate of the city audi tor. Mr. Keating's recommendations ca led for a rate of 7.4 mills in the First district, and 7.9 mills in the Sec ond district. Re-adjustment of the lists of the dis trict by a committee of officials re sulted in a number of alterations of the various items as charged between the two districts. But the cuts rec ommended by Mr. Keating were not followed in all instances. It Is part of the task of the city au ditor to prepare for the board of ap portionment a year'y report with es timates based upon the requisitions of the various departments. The audi tor always takes into consideration the fact that there will be taxes left unraid. It has been his cus'om to estimate as the revenue from taxation an amount equal to the entire tax. Experience of the past shows that this is a reasonably accurate method, for the delinquents of the fiscal year are made up in the payments of those in arrears on former years together with the interest charges on the over due taxes. The board of Apportionment how ever, has adopted as part of their pre liminary estimate two i'ems of $25, 000 each, one for each district, as rev enue from back taxes. He is also expected to co lect under their es'l mate, all the taxes on the list of 1911 Mr. Cooney should appreciate this unusual mark of confidence from the tax levying body. The action taken by the board of Apportionment rc tive to the three mills rebate, to residents of the First d'strict only was upon the mo.lon of Commissioned Hincks. The motion is an expression of opin ion, in effect, from the board of Ap portionment, and it is forwarded on their motion, to the Common Coun cil for its consideration. The resolu tion follows: Resolved, That the keeping of the records and checks of the "First dis trict only" taxpayers who are entitled to a rebate of three mills on the list of 1910 under the ruling of the then city attorney should' in our opirion be kept in the office of the tax collector irrespective of who the incumbent may be. And be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Common Council for its consideration i original signed report, and the Union Typewriter Co. was left in the lurch T. F. White, the veteran of the board of relief has served notice up on Mayor Wi'son that if the figures of the board of relief are brought in to court, he will disclose the entire circumstances surrounding the un usual procedure of the making over of the report of the board as at first made out. He signed the report under protest, it is understood, and warned Mayor Wilson that if any question was made of the work of the board, he would not shield the mayor of his legal friends who prevailed upon him to have the supplementary a lowances rnaae to certain lactones ami 10 ii without help. 50,000 Words To ministration, stating he heartily con curs with the recommendation of Hitchock and the postal commission to boost the newspaper and magazine mail rates. The commission, which held many public hearings and dug deep in pos tal records, says It costs about 5 1-2 cents a pound to carry newspapers and! magazines. It says this mail em braces two-thirds of all mail matter, but furnishes only five percent of pos tal revenues. Taft and the commission declare against discriminating between news papers and magazines in raising rates and also against charging extra for bulky ads in magazines. The flat rate of two cents a pound, to be made with plenty of notice in advance, is unani mously agreed upon as a solution, with the balance of cost of carrying as a subsidy in thu interest of pub lic education. Extension of the plan to ship maga zines by freight instead of mail, to decrease costs, is recommended. Con tinuance of free country circulation for small country newspapers also is recommended. The commission' expresses the. belief that the railroads are charging the government exorbitant rates for car rying the mails and urges a Federal investigation. (The text of the President s message will be found on page two of today's issue. NATIONAL GASH REGISTER CO.'S MENJNDICTED Concern Regarded As Trust, Having a Monopoly on This Business ENTERED INTO CONSPIRACY TO RESTRAIN COMPETITION Indictments for President Patterson and 29 Other Officials (Special from United Press.) Cincinnati, Feb. 23 President John H. Patterson, of the National Cash Register Co., at Dayton, O., and other officials of the company, were indict ed here, today, by the Federal Grand Jury. It is alleged that the cash registe concern is a trust, having a monopoly on the register business. It is charged that the defendants entered into a conspiracy in 1902 to restrain competition. Xhe charges are practicajly tbe same as those brought in a civil suit against the cash reg ister company in Cincinnati, Dec. 4, through Attorney General Wicker shum. That suit asked United States District Judge Hollister to restrain the corporation from continuing a monopoly. A fine of $5,000 and a prison sen tence of one year or both are pro vided under the Indictments. Twenty-nlna other officials, em ployes and former employes of the cash register company, were indicted with Patterson. The government charges against some of .the defendants. District At torney McPherson says, include th bribery of employes of competitors and transportation, telegraph and tele phone companies. These alleged of fenses, he says, have been going on for twenty years but the government' indictments, consisting of three counts, are based on operations in the past three years. The company, it is further charged by McPherson. cut prices and formed mythical companies to take out their registers. Suits were threatened and bep-un to harass other companies, he alleges, and further he says. em ployes of rival corporations were hir ed to injure those firms, while efforts were made to ruin their credit. It is charged the National Cash Reg ister Co.. by Its Methods, lias either driven out or bought all but five oth--,. cp..v. register companies. i BRANDT TO TELL HIS OWN STORY TO GRAND JURY Will Swear Setoff Lawyer Promised Mi!d Sentence On Admitting Guilt WITNESS AT PROBE OF CONSPIRACY CHARGE Gerard's Decision Setting Aside 30 Years Sentence Not Filed Till Tomorrow ' (Special from United Press.) New York, Feb. 22. When Justice Gerard's decision setting aside the sentence of 30 years imprisonment imposed on Foulke E. Brandt, the former Schiff valet, is filed, tomor row, thus making it effective, his at torneys, Robert M. Moore and Mira beau L. Towne, will move for his dis charge in their custody to await the decision of the appeal to be taken from the decision sustaining the writ or habeas corpus. It was stated, today, that District Attorney Whitman will not oppose this action and, also, if Justice Ger ard's decision is finally sustained, he will move to set aside the indictments remaining against Brandt, on the ground that he has been sufficiently punished. The Gerard decision was withheld until after the end of the court day, yesterday, for the benefit of Gover nor Dix. Today being a legal holi day, it cannot be filed, and thus be come effective until tomorrow. Meanwhile, the strongest pressure is being brought to bear on Governor Dix to head off the court decision with a pardon. This is because some of those interested in the Brandt case fear the Gerard decision may be up set and want the governor to act. As soon as the decision is entered, Dix's power to pardon ends because then B-andt is presumably an innocent iran, simply resting under indictment and awatttng trial. Governor- Dix conferred with his special commissioner. Former Judge Richard L. Hand, today, regarding the latter's investigation and discussed with him the latest demand made on behalf of Schiff, Mrs. Schiff and their attorney, Howard S. Gans, that they be permitted to tell their story under oath. District Attorney Whitman has pre pared injunction papers and will file them at once if Dix decides to let either Gans or Schiff t"s?k. lie told Hand plainly, on Tuesday, that he ex pected indictments against both men for conipiracy and that, if they are allowed to testifv publicly it will be because it is intended to make them immume from prosecution. The grand jury investigation of the conspiracy charge will be resumed, to morrow, when Brandt will be a wit ness. He will tell the complete story of the negotiations which ended in his pleading guilty to first degree burglary. He will swear positively that Gan.9 called on him in his cell and told him that if he admitted his guilt he would get a mild sentence of about a year ana mat, wnen ne was discharged, he would be given money and a ticket -back to his home in Sweden. Brandt will probably be the last witness called by the grand jury. MAYOR HOLDS UP ORDER ON RENT CHECKS Mayor Wilson has not yet signed the resolution adopted by the board of aldermen at its meeting Monday evening, which practically restored to the board of Charities the prerogative they had always exercised, of super vising the payment of rents for the poor. One of the first measures introduc ed at the instance of tne new ail ministra tion was one takiner from tht LOard of Charities this power, and vesting It in the city auditor. When it was found that the city auditor could not legally draw these checks, the work was thrust upon the office of the city clerk. Under the old system, checks for rent were paid out by the Charities clerk, from an appropriation set aside each month by the Charities board, upon request of Superintendent Jos eph Brennan,. who would name the necessary amount. There are between ISO and 145 cases receiving rent from the city. Under the new system the Charities applicants have to get a rent bill from their landlord. This Is passed upon by the board of Charities and Clerk O'Neil has to make out dupli cates. These are then sent to the Finance committee of the Common Council to be approved. When this formality is over, the vouchers are sent .to the city clerk, who has to make out 145 checks. Then these have to be entered four separate times by the city auditor, involving an extra ordinary amount of needless work all around, without one penny's savins to the city or the slightest increase in efficiency. The first time that the new sys tem was tried, it created something of an uproar in City Hall on account of the amount of work involved and the resolution in the council to abol ish it followed. Although the impression gained ground that the mayor wished to have the old system restored, it appears from recent developments that he was not in sympathy with the resolution as it appeared on Monday evening. He has held up the resolution without his signature although he has approved all the other actions of the council at its meeting Monday evening. Weather Indications (Special from United Press.) Washington. Feb. 22. Forecast for New England: Fair tonight and Fri day, much colder tonight. Pittsburgh Dominio Lapiano, as sistant keeper at the Highland Zoo. claims that he is able to converse with "John," a three year old chim panzee. In monkey language. CLEMENCY FOR LAGNO MAY FOLLOW WHITE SLAVE CONFESSION DORA HERMANN IDENTIFIES DOMlNICO CESARE, ALLEGED LEADER OF GANG, AS MAN WHO POINTED HER OUT TO LAGNO Ten Prisoners at County Jail Not Allowed to See Anyone Rumors That Other Members' of the Gang Are Anxious to Turn State's Evidence Lagno's Com plete Confession a Sensational One His Sentence Probably to Be Light in View of His Valuable Testi monv for the State. With Dominiieo Cesare of 624 East Main street picked out and positively identified by Dora Hermann as the man who pointed her out on the street, Saturday night, February 10, Just before she was assaulted and slashed by Joseph Lagno, the man who turned State's evidence in the criminal Superior court yesterday, prospects today look blacker than ever for the ten men who were arrested in the sudden and sensational raid that followed Lagno's testimony. The State is rapidly collecting dam aging evidence against the accused, and all face the prospect of long pris on terms when they are formally ar raigned before the Superior court. The arrest of the ten accused "white slavers" was made without warrant, under the Connecticut statute which provides that arrests may be made on "speedy information" without the for maity of waiting for warrants. The whole affair occurred within twenty minutes time, and the accused men were rounded up so qu'ckly that they had no chance of getting word or warning to each other while the raid was in progress. The denouement in the Superior court which led to the raid was sud den and sensational. Joseph Lagno, known to have acted as tbe tool of a gang of white slavers, was on trial for slashing Dora Hermann, slitting her cheek from mouth to ear with a hooked carpet knife as a. punishment for her defiance of the "white slav ers." Under the guidance of his counsel. Attorney Frederick B. Fallon, the ac cused man was giving his testimony in his own behalf. Suddenly he halted. "I want to tell the truth," he declar ed. "I will tell all I know." He then began to make a complete confession. The trial was stopped and a hurried conference of counsel fol lowed. Lfigno"s confession came as a thunderbolt to Attorney Fallon, to whom Lagno had a'ways protested his innocence. Attorney' Fallon at once arranged for a continuance to Friday to arrange for a change of plea and then Lagno's statement was taken. Knowing that word of what had happened " in the city court would spread about "the tenderloin' 1'ke wildfire. Prosecuting Attornev Alexan der DeLaney arranged a raiding party on the spur of the moment. Deputy Sberiffs J. W. Vollmer, Antonio b riola, H. R. E wood and D?tect've Hall and Patrolmen Bray, Glennon and Barton, and Special Officer Chembelos at once staged out with Lagno acting as their guide. Then followed a sensational and hur ried raid around the "tende-loin", hilf a dozen different places being visited and Lagno pointing- out in each a man or men whom he accused of being members of the "white s'ave" gans wh;eh employed him as its tool and assassin. The patrol wagon was pressed into the service of the raiding party and the prisoners were bundled into it. After this section of the city had been scoured, the auto patrol rushed with the party to 6-24 East Main street, where dwelled Dominico Cesare, the alleged leader of the "white slavers." The raiding party surrounded Ce sare 8 Home, trosecutmg Aito-ney DeLanev entered through the back door whl'e Cesare was keeping the front door shut against his unwelcome visitors. Cesare was immediately searched for weapons and then bun dled out into the patrol wagon w-ith the others. Those arrested, and the places at which they were found, was as fol lows: ""inico Cesare, 624 East Main street. r auruzio Cavillio, Union Square. Frank and Ernest Cozza, prop-ieors of a rool room at Main street and Sou'h avenue1, Chilino Gregor'o, keeper of Spaghetti house in Water street. James and Frank Matti, lower end of State street. Albert Testo, Union Square. Gaetano Ronanro, New York city. James Aricolo, South Main street. After they were taken to the county court house and locked up in the cell rooms there, bench warrants, which brirg them immediately before the Su perior court, were issued for each. Last night they were removed to the county Jail in North avenue, where they are kept in isolated cells today. Nobody is al owed to talk with tha-n. After the raid and arrests, Lagno. who a' goes under the name of i Guiserpi Vinci, was .put under a more extended examination ana gave a com plete statement. While no definite understanding had been reached today, it is probable that Attorney Fallon will enter a plea of guilty to some minor offense for his client when the latter comes to trial, and the state will not press for severe purishment, in view of Lagno's con vfesslon and valuable tetimony in the other cases. No agreement to this effect has been made between the counsel for the defense and the state's attorney but some leniency is gener ally accorded a witness who turns state's evidence and confesses. After the arrested men were broug'it to the county court house Dora Her mann, the victim of the gang's con spiracy, was brought before them and she immediately identified Cesare as the one who pointed her out on the street to Lagno on the night of Feb. 10, just before Lagno entered her apartment and slashed her. Others were identified by her as members of a group that threatened her in the Waterbury cafe one night and warned her that she would be slashed for her interference with their nefarious business. The Hermann woman had told her story very frankly, before Lagno was called to the stand. She testified that she had induced a young woman nam- ed Stella to leave an Italian procurer i Hegeleime of South Norwalk at a named Tony Youngs and come with surprise dinner to Miss Hazel Finkel vr to live. Threatened by the band, stone in honor of her 18th birthday. of "whitp slflvfrfc" tt-hn uiii-LQicat rt tiiA earnings of the unfortunate women in ! Adolph Stern, the clerk who was the "Tenderloin", she defied them and j hJ thieves who had robbed th- was told that she would be slashed. I Jfcobl Jeweiry store at Thirteenth Tt was nearly two weeks afterward ?treei and, s,x"! avenue, the polio when the man known as Dominico ! f""!"0., les? tha" twenty licensor Cesare pointed her out on the street "S6"1"8 Wh had been ln i3tat" and Lagno entered her apartments onr Tvo; ,..: k . Bank street and ripped her cheek openL f. t 'i.f th'0 !Jff nst-ot with a knife. Lagno afterward ran fej:f- ilas ieJS ..tetA 2" down the street and was captured by Patrolman Bray, who pursued him to 1 . W ater street. When first arraigned Lagno stoutly protested his innocence, both to his counsel, Attorney Frederick B. Fallon, and in the city court. He was bound over to the criminal superior court under bonds of $10,000 and was ar raigned in the superior court yester day. Attorney Fallon had not received the slightest intimation that his client had changed his mind and decided to make a clean breast of it. He was questioning Lagno to bring out testi mony in the latter's own behalf when Lagno suddenly refused to answer the questions the way his attorney put them and declared that he wanted to make a confession and complete state ment. Lagno's statement as commenced in court and continued in private before the prosecuting officials was sensa tional in the extreme. He declared that he was forced in fear of his life to act as a tool and assassin for an organized gang of white slavers, the gang which he pointed out to the police. He said that he was dragged from his home on Lexington avenue and forced in fear of his life to slash the Hermann woman, being promised immunity and pay. on the one hand if he "turned the trick", and being told that he himself wou'd be mur dered if he failed. He furthermore declared that he had been forced to act for this gang fov several years and that its mer hers have orer)ted in a. umber of fiticb between Bridgeport and New York. Lagno declared that Dominico Cesare was the ring leader and chief of tne gang. His statement ws af terward borne out by the identifica tion made Dy tne Hermann woman who immediately recognized - Cesare as the man who had pointed her out on the street to Lagno and remarked, t'TJiat is the woman." A rumor was current' this morning that some of the accused men were willing to turn evidence against the others, if promised immunity them selves. The prosecuting authorities and police are delighted at the raid and the consequent cleaning out ot the vermin who infest the Red Light district. ; NEWPORT WOMEN TURN CATHOLICS Mrs. E: Q. Post and Mrs. David King Recent Con verts; Others Expected to Follow. Newport, Feb. 22 Mrs. Edward C. Post, who was Miss Emilie Thorn King, and Mrs. David King, who was Ella Rives, two prominent member of the society colony of Newport are among the recent converts to the Catholic faith from the Episcopal church. Their conversions, according to what can be learned today, occurred last Summer at St. Mary's Catholic church here, which is in charge of Rev. Wil liam B. Meenan. who was a guest at the dinner given by Countess An nie Leary in New York in honor of Cardinal Farley. Countess Leary is a Summer parishioner of St. Mary's church. Report last night has it there are several other prominent women in the inner circles of Newport society who will . soon adopt the Catholic faith. St. Mary's church includes among its members Mrs. Reginald C. Vander bilt, Mrs. Hermann Oelrichs, Mrs. C. M. Oelrichs, Mrs. Peter D. Martin, Mary Lehr, Mrs. James J. Coogan, Mrs. Paul A. Andrews, Mrs. VBrock holst Cutting. Mrs.. Leonard M. Thom as. Mrs. Cameron McRae Winslow, Mrs. Frederick P. Garrettson, Mrs. Delancy Astor Kane, Mrs. H. O. Have- meyer, Jr., and Mrs. Lewis Q. Jones, "MY HAT IS IN THE RING' ' ROOSEVELT (Special to The Farmer) Cleveland, O.. Feb. 22 "My hat is In the ring." This is what Theodore Roosevelt said here last night when an adumir ing Cleveland friend sought to learn whether he was a candidate for the Republican nomination for the Presi dency. During the brief stay of Colonel Roosevelt in Cleveland, W. F. Eirick, well-known locally in politics, greeted the former President whom he knows well. "I want a direct answer. Colonel." said Mr. Eirick. "All your friends want to know and want to knew now, whether you are to be a candidate." "My hat is in the ring," replied Colonel Roosevelt. "You will have my answer Monday." IN HONOR OF MISS FIXKLESTONE Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Finkelstone of 38 High street entertained todav Mr. :i t Mrs. S. D. Lawrence nnH TT .. 200 EX-CONVICTS RUN TAXICABS IN NEW YORK They Have Licenses Which Can Aid Them In Commit ting Crime, The Police Say New York, Feb. 22. There probably 20 0 licensed chauffeurs, are ev- cry one of whom f has a criminal rec ord, operating taxicabs and other types of motor vehicles in the City of New York today. This is the sub stance of a statement made at Polico Headquarters" s'esterday by one of tlut highest ranking officers in the de partment, who snid that 200 was r very conservative estimate. , An an investigation of tne murdei - - - . - . . . . . ' ' ' ... vi'. ii.'i-. l..,r V1 111-. East River National Bank messeng ers in which the thieves got away with $25,000 in cash, and the Stern murder case, more difficult than ev-r before is the opinion of every man in the Polico Department, as well as of the heads of the various private de tective agencies. The last report of Wi'liam J. Burtjs to the American Bankers Association, referring to the automobile as a means of escape, say? that it has rendered the detection of crime- so difficult as to furnish a sub ject worthy of the most careful con sideration. " , Within the last three weeks the po lice of New York have been called upon to run down the men responsi ble for three of the most daring hold ups in the history of this city. Thi first was the case in which several highwaymen held up Beckerman, the paymaster, and after robbing him of nearly $1,000 in cajh escaped in an automobile of the touring car type. The second wag the East River Na tional Bank case, in which the bootv was $25,000, and the third the hold ing up of George W. Horth, the John street jeweler,- who. -was beaten and then robbed of diamond.? worth $10. 000, after, which the highwayman, according to Mr. Horth, Jumped into a taxicab and speeded away. UNCLASSIFIED FOR SALE..R6tl top ' destTn -good condition Watson Co., ScT'Fairjield Ave. " a mi TO RENT. Cottage, Walnut Bench, Broadway. Reasonable for season. Address Box 848, City. ' ap SONG BIRDS, pet anima's, gold fish and supplies at Courtney's Bird store, 116 Wall St., upstairs. ap W ANTE D. Experienced girl " . 1 or marking and assorting,' alscr girl for machine work. Model Laundry, 109 Middle St. ? B 22 bpo WANTED. Man and wife, also sec ond maid for gentlemen's place at once. Harvey's, 4 6 Cannon street, next to Howland's. ap HARTMANN'S CAFE, 126 Wall ptreet, 10 a. m. to 11 p. m. daily. Soup, roast beef, lamb, veal, frankfurts. or fish served free. All invited. " B 22 b o FOR SALE. Fine residence on Lau ren Ave., 9 rooms, near North Ave. Fine residence on North Ave. Fine cottage on Wood Ave. Watson Co., 83 Fairfield Ave. ap FOR SALE. Fine lot on Park Ave. above North Aye., also on North Ave. east of PSrk. Prices reduced for the next 10 days. Watson Co.. 83 Fairfield Ave- . - ap FOR SALE. 2 family house on Noble Ave. Bargain. 2 family house on Benham Ave., corner of Norman. 16 rooms, improvements. Watson Co., 83 Fairfield Ave. ap WANTED. Local salesman as dis trict manager for large Health, Ac cident & Life Company. Liberal contract with advance to right par ty. Address A, A. C care of Far mer. B 22 so FOR SALE. One ten room two fam ily house, situated on Seaview Ave. near Barnum. Price $3,000. Good location, tine bargain. Address Bargain, care of Fajmer. B 22 s p o JOHN BELLtCCI, . formerly with Harry Goebel is now managing the Annex Barber Shop 1036 Main St. B 21 t o FOR SALE. Two family house on Shelton St. with work shop in rear, lot 50 by 100. Price reasonable. In quire 68 3 Kossuth St. B 16 do LOST. Sank book on Farmers' .ind Mechanics' Bank No. 26180. Finder will return to baak as same has been cancelled and new one issued. B8spo444 WANTED. Experienced retail hosi ery saleswoman. Apply by letter stating experience, sa'ary expected and references. Address "Sales woman," care of Farmer. B 20 so D. M. FLEMING has purchased the barber shop at 861 Main St., for merly occupied by Frank Schuster. ' B 12 tf. o BOMMOS & B1LTZ. We will have fresh sausage meat every day from now on. I 18 tf. o VATJEX1INE CARJJS. Fine assort ment, each in nvelope. . South worth's, 1 Arcade. - D 16 tf. o TRY A BOX of Casca Laxine tablets for constipation. 2c cents. H 1 o GOOD SECOND HAND National Cash Keglste- for safe cheap. Adrirese P. O Fox 16. Oirv. c t n BOYS WANTED. 1 want ten of th brightest and manliest boys in Bridgeport for after school work . Good pay and easy work. Come ready to .so to work Thursday anil Friday, 8 to 10 si. m. or to 6 p.m. Room S. 167 Fairfield Ave. B 21 b : p TO WHOM TO MAY CONCERN: This is to notify the public that m; wife, Mrs. A. M. Wolfe, has left m? bed and board and I will not pay an; bills contracted by her in my ram B 20 sp A, MA-1 TIN WOLFE.