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THE T7EATHEB
ALL THE LATEST
Local and Telegraphic News
of the Day .
IProbably rain tonight and
tomorrow
VOL. 48 NO. 189
BRIDGEPORT, CONN , FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1912
PRICE ONE CE2TT
1SS FOUND WITH T
GOT ON STEPS
SAYS TWO:
olice Investigate
Wounds Self
" Alex Vacs, 187 Howard avenue, lies
on a cot at St. Vincent's hospital near
death. . with a deep sash In the in
terior portion of his throat, the re
sult of a slash with a raor. Follow
ing statements to ' physicians of the
hospital staff that he -.was. attacked
at an early hour this 'morning', the
police are making1 an investigation.
About five o'clock this , morning,
Domonlc. Mercurio, a fruit dealer in
Fairfield avenue, Fairfield, saw the
- prostrate body of a man on the steps
of the Fairfield Memorial library. He
was lying in a pool of blood while
.n open razor lay beside him." "Mer
curic summoned Dr. William H. Don
aldson who resides directly opposite
the library. The physician sent in a'
call for the ,looal ambulance and to
rare time Dr. Donaldson placed1 the
'injured man in his auto meeting the
ambulance in Black Rock. 1 : '
The razor inflicted a deep gash in
.Vass throat,- but did not sever any
vital organs, such as the jugular vein,
"carotid ; artery or, nerves.' The edge
ieevered the thorax, and cut into the
(epiglottis. He lost considerable blood
vtnni
VI1UI Jf
!.' ALDEM LODGED
l!i POLICE CELLS TODAY
ON CHARGES OF BRIBER
r let
, Detroit, : Mich., Aug. 9. Springing
the sensation in the city council graft
scandal that he has promised for two
weeks. Prosecutor llugh Shepherd to
day put out a drag net and as a rej
asult 15 aMermen were lodged in cells
in police headquarters here .charged
with, 'suspicion of conspiracy, to feet
bribes from the. Wabash ' f railroad'
resulted from hew evidence in regard
to the alleged I bribery of - coujicilineri
in connection with . the closing of
Seventh street for the construction for
the "Wabash freight yard.- - .
Bight of -the aldermen arrested to
day were among the 10 "city officials
arrested two weeks ago,: charged with
"accepting v bribes."
. The other seven city officials no to
dav had not been implicated ; in the
bribery scandal and their arrest caus-
!ed a big sensation. . All of these ar
rested for the first time today de
clared their innocence. They are: W.
!- viniiln W TTrtanlfir. (ipnrep M Tri
lls. Patrick O'Brien, Thomas H.Lynch,
Tmonh Merritt and William F. Zoel-
ler.' - Those rearrested are: - Louis
ITOR SAIE. Maplewood Ave., two-
tamily house, deep lot, $500 cash
' required- The Bridgeport Land &
. Title Company. ' L9bo
p ... . . --" ' . :
IFOR SATjE. New two-family house.
East Bridgeport. All improvements,
np to the minute in every particu-,
lar. . The ' Bridgeport -Land & Title
Company. - L 9 bo
fJTOR ' SALE. Nice two-family house
s on Atlantic St.. A good home' for
anyone employed in the South End.
"'"The Bridgeport Land & Title Com
" pany. . L 9 bo
4 ;
TO ItENT.Tenement, 5 rooms, 447
Broad St. . Inquire on premises.
L 9 b p
TREE, FR EE. -H ot roast chicken
with baked spaghetti and sweet
corn tomorrow aiiernoon ai o p.
m. - Travelers Cafe, 40 Elm, St.,
near Main.
. ' a'p
'"FREE TONIGHT baked blue fish
and French fried potatoes. - Travel
ers Cafe, 40 Elf St., Near Main.
'v a p
J30WEISER on draught and all the
' leading brands of liquors with a
fine free, lunch every day -at the
Travelers Cafe & Grill, 40 Elm St,
. . .a p
WANTED. Carpenters and - mill
wrights. Apply Power Dept. Ameri
can Graphophone Co. . L S zo
"FOR SALE. New 2 family v house,
177-179 Pacific St., 15 rooms, elec
tric and gas lights, hard wood floors.
Lot 50x109. Price very reasonable.
Apply 2333 North Ave. ; L 8 spo
i .I i i
'WANTED. Machine blacksmith, and
;-, tool hardener. Apply . .American
', Graphophone Company Employ
ment office, Howard Ave. 9 a..m.
L 7 s o
nCTTJRES FRAMED, portraits en
larged, at lowest prices. Lesko's
Art Store, 1203 East Main street,
between Shelton and Ogden Sts.
! , P 31 1 po ,
SBY A' BOX of Casca Laxine tablets
for constipation. 26 cents.
' H 1 o
J0O ENGRAVED WEDDING - an
nouncements with two sets of en
velopes, $6.50. Southworth's, 10
Arcade. ' , D tf o
( i
1 FTOVES REPAIRED, all klud sup
plies, all makes, pipe, grates, bricks,
etc. Charges reasonable. 1715 Main
St. I13aol8ttf.
GUINEA HENS, , ducks, . roasting
chickens, broilers, fowl, liver pud
ding, sausage meat. bologna. Bom
tnofl A Bilts. 01S1SS
AUTOMOBILES FOR IFIRE. Aston
Garage. Phone 3293. Day or
r night. Rt'tfoUi
NEW TORE BOLOGNA and frank
furters, home rrade meat loaf, fresh
" dally. Peter Hron, 1218 Stratford
Ave. U 28 tf 3 I o
FOR RENT. Eight-room house and
barn:all improvements, on Eliot St.,
Fairfield, two minutes walk" from
railroad station, trolley, post office,
stores, library and churches. Keys
to be had next door. S. P. Deyo.
L I d p 1 3 5
HROAi
OF LIBRARY
FOUfiHT HIM
Rut noliouo Hie
in Suicide Effort
and is in a very weakened condition."
At tlje hospital, Vass regained con
sciousness and made a statement to
Dr. FInnegan of the hospital staff.
Vass' story is to the effect that he
was standing i in the doorway of his
home ' in - Howard . avenue at a late
hour , last , evening v when he. was-, at
tacked by two men. He'' ran away
and ' was pursued , and - was , again at
tacked. He could not account for his
being om the steps of the Fairfield
library, five ' miles distant from his
home. The police have been notified
and though they,, scout the story that
Vass ... was attacked, they are never
theless making an? investigation. It is
their opinion . that Vass attempted to
end his life and being unsuccessful
has invented, the above story. i -
Residents of Fairfield state today
that a medium sized ; man about 28
years of age and - answering" to the
description of . Vass was , seen acting
strangely about the1' vicinity of the
library last - evening. When .anyone
approached he would walk away and
hide. Residents learning of. the' af
fair this - morning immediately .con
nected the strange man of last even
ing with: the case. t , ' J ...
Broxo, Ahdrew ' Welsh, 'Iuis F.' tossy!
Frank J. Mason, Martin T. Ostrowski.
Thomas E. Glenrion, Jofeeph L. Tli eisan
and, David Rosenthal."' ,;..t- -;
According to i Prosecutor " Shepherd,
before the, day Is ove;' 2i-jt arrests and
rearrests of-city officials"' will have
been .made in the graft cases, inelud-
tng .the rearrest - of E. - R. .Schrelter,
It is believed' that the Mew-arrests
were causes pf confessions ,of jne
'or -two- rf "the1 counpilmn -:,firsf;JLnf
VOlved. The totel number .of arrests
on h' graft itAnd.y't'tMycfnltotlay
was I?. Two more;: aldermen! were
closeted with the-, prosecutors sip,, to
noon.'
K o ' sEOTJEsiESTirirr; ins4 & . -
,i ; CHICAGO WAGE BilTLE
'' Chicago: Aug. 9 Th- warring sides
la thewage battle- between th :iinIon
employes pf the : surface arid elevated
lines in Chicago; and the; companies
seemed no nearer a settlement today
when a.canference was called" between
union officers and magnates for this
afternoon., '-r- - .! : ?v-: V,, 1
CLANCY'S CAFE. Poll Bldg. Fair-
-field Ave. servies fine hot roast-beef
- free Saturday afternoon. Best of
.-drinks. .- f''--a
A SPECIAL FREE lunch served every
, day at 5 p. m. with all the ' leading
brands of beers and liquors at , the
-.' -Travelers Cafe, 40 . Elm - St.,,'; near
Mam. -s ;..,;.. ' ". ap
WANTED.- One or two men boar d -
i erg. Irish preferred. Inquire ,389
. .. 1 catnerlne street. - L 9 sp
ROAST CHICKEN served fre at
Baldwin's. 31 Cannon -, St.; Satur
. aay, August 10 fr9m 4 p. m, Jacob
, Ruppert's Knickerbocker : beer ' on
. .. draught. ;,. ,- .-.-; v..Vifcp
SPECIAL FOR SATURDAYvi-Rib
- roast Deet, lee; leg lamb, 16c; sir
loin Steak. 18-20c: shiMilder ctont
16c;' lamb chops, 15c; chopped beef,
; xoc; smotced shoulders, ' 12c; rump
- cornea Deet, 12c; sliced ham, 25c;
. fresh eees. 23e doz hrenrf .in ina
People's Market, : Pequonnock St!
ana Jennam Ave. ap
SPECIALS -Fane v leers Umh
rib lamb choD.18c
20c; smoked shoulders, ,12c; corned
ueer, sc.; iancy potatoes, 29c; 4 lbs,
; sugar, zic;, 10, bars Laundry soap
25c; 3 cans condensed miit 9 5n. -.
. cans . ComDbell's
flakes, v5c pkg. Manjoney's Meat &
cutter MarKet, I36Z Main St. Tel
f 934-4. v .. &i
FOR $500.00 will pass title to . two or
inree new single . room cottages
. all imnrovements. North .
street, Terry FarmS tract. , Inquire
. r.: xteeier, am wewneid Bldg.
" ' " ' ' ' L 7 s. o
WANTED Girls to Inspect - records.
AodIv 'American fira.nTirtrhr.T
Disc record department, Howard Av
entrance.. ' D27 tfo
INGRAIN CARPETS. Special bar
gains. Fine new patterns, all first
quality goods. You can dp best at
xne vventwonn ' i-urniture ' Co., lis
jonn street, ii3 iiroad street.
- ' ' ' - : L 5 tf .
AT B03IMOS & BILTZ MARirirr i-
State. St. Will have Sausage Meat
t noay ana oaturqay. -1 la tf, o
WATKH.T!nii9mtvi. tn t-i, r.
& Plassmaun's "Never Enough"
Plire mu& ureao. .ask your grocer
i .ur iu;,r.i ' . , D ill a po
WANTED Everybody f to know that
wo luumuj e, imoieum, - TUgB,
ranges, ? refrigerators, baby car
riages; 'cash or credit. Glasner
furniture uo., 1192 Main St. -
r, ;.-.. . - v.U. 24 ,tf:o
YOU DONT WANT any old Junk or
old - things around, year premises.
. but we want them as we need them
for, our business. Sell -' them to
' Jacob Bros, ' ; We will pay you the
highest price and get them out of
your way. Prompt attention and
satisfaction is our record. 55 Koa
suth St. Tel. 236., B 6 tf,
ARE YOU looking for a nice house?
1 have house, situated in, residential
section, North End, beautiful lawn,
cement walks, newly painted, paper
ed,, all improvements, 200 feet from
Main' St... Can be turned into two
family house with little expense. A.
Levy, Agent, 674 Madison Av.
S 30 tf . o
BROKER DRUNK
SH (JOTS WIFE
IN HER ROOM
O'CaUaghan Claims He Fired at
Woman, Thinking It Was
A Burglar
But She Tells ' Different Story
Though Stating That They
Had No Qusrrel
New York, , Aug; 9. Matthew E.
O'Callaghan, a cotton broker, was ar
rested today charged ! . with shooting
his wife who is now in the-Swedish
Hospital in Brooklyn j in a - critical
condition. O'Callaghan .said; he shot
the woman, ' thinking it was a burg
lar.; ' The shooting occurred .; at . No.
849 Prospect place, a-fashlonable part
of the i city.- v ' ' '..-o '
Mrs. O'Callaghan was found by the
police in her' room dressed inj a
,i , i j i . ?
"My husband shot me," sne saia,
but we had' no quarrel. I sot, up
after a restless ' night and was going
Into the kitchen when he sse in bed
and asked. me where--1 was going. '.XI
told him and he said: 'Ullian I'm go
ing to shoot you,' I saw he wasvery
drunk and started- to run but he shot
me down." v '. . ;
After sending the woman ' to the
hospital the police found O'Callaghan
In . bed with . a heavy calibre . pistol
alongside of him. When ' told ' to get
up , and dress the policemen say he
staggered out .of. bed very drunk. He
was asked .why s he had ' shot his wife
and said: ' ; '-,..;,:
"Oh this is awfuL I thought It
was a burglar -I got Out of bed and
got my gun. . .1 shouted: ; 'Lillian ia
that . you? Speak if : you don't an
swer I will shoot.' I- heard no reply
and believing there , was a burglar, at
the door I ..fired; My wife and I have
never had 'any trouble.". : - ;
O Callaghan was ; arraigned before
Magistrate: McQuire in the Gates ave-
nue court to await the. result of his
wife's wounds. :..,;. vi ,- : rv;'.
iiiToi(iMPED?ciin
AtiD laioGKED bqwii
M Afl ON SIDEWALK
LFnu5iid,:;J
toiarilatCitHallXom
i
Edgar, ;S. Nichols. a dealer ia' drugf
experlenced;,tteuiiusual .adventure '; of
being 'run ddwn . ' by an 1 . automobile
while he stood on, the sidewalk,? near
the City Hail,, this forenoon!
; tNlchols had stopped for a' word . with
Robert Meigs, ' an aged negro who was
once employed. by the late,. William o,
Bishop. . -The , two ; were "near State
and Broad streets when ' an automo
bile v df iven T by a worilan, apparently
a novice shied around, 'the 'Corner,
jumped up over the curb "and knocked
Nichols off his feet.
w Despite' his advanced years, Meigs
acted quickly, jumped out of the path
of the machine and caught Nichols as
the latter, struck by the hood of the
car,-' was about .to f all. - " -
-.While : ' Meigs and -Nichols .were
straightening . themselves up, the,, wo
man driver backed her car off the curb
and' got under way. They were too
much flustered to take the numoer
of the car.- - ;
FIRST BELGIAN ;
TO APPLY FOR y
NATURALIZAK
The first ' man of Belgian"? birth to
ask for citizenship papers under the
new . law presented himself ,before
Naturalization Clerk- Flanagan in the
superior - court today. The applicant
Is Adolph Termigian of ianoury.
There have been Syrians, Turks, and
Russians lookmc for papers but Bel
erians have hitherto been absent from
the" 'lists.'" Termigian was given - a
blank, to fill out and went on his way
rejolcing.r" h ,,- ,
BULKLEYS FILLY; WINS.
New York, Aug. 9. B..Bulkley's
three year old filly. Expose, won first.
Wednesday m the race against a field
of eight of her' own' class. " Her-' time
was 2:20 and 2:20, .
FROM NEW HAVEN TO WED.
Fred A. ' Goodwin, a , widower, : aged
3,; and Miss ' Elizabeth f Grieser, 21,
came from New Haven today to se
cure a marriage, license. They left
the City Hall at ' noon loking f or a
clergyman.' ':
SHORTAGE OF $318,000 FOUND
fc IN STATE B. & L. ASSOCIATION.
San Francisco, Aue.J 9 State Build
lng ' and Loan Commissioner John " JBi
Walker announced today that he had
taken charge of the Continental Build
ing and Loan Association, one of , the
largest institutions of the kind on the"
coast. He served notice on the direc
tors that he had found' a shortage of
about ?318,000. , . :
RHODA DAYTON VAN V
NOSTRAND BRINGS
ACTION FOR DIVORCE
-Papers were filed in the superior
court today in divorce proceedings
brougnt by Rhoda . Dayton Van l.os
trand of this city against Ernest Van
Wostrand ot Northport. L. I. Deser
tion is the ground. . The couple were
married January 31, . 1900. The al
leged desertion took place August 15.
1908. Mrs. Van Nostrand asks for
the right to resume her maiden name
of t Rhoda .Dayton. , , ,
PILFERED 'PpCKETS
OF PARK SLEEPER
Shiel OBrazil, who rooms at 521
Water street, was held for trial in
the Superior court, today, charged
with attempted . theft from the person
when he ' pleaded guilty to the charge
in tne city court. ;
O' Brazil was arrested by Park Keep
er - Thomas Keegan at. Seaside Park.
He was detected in the act of pilfer
ing the pockets, of a man sleeping on
the lawn. : .
O'Brazil said he had never been ar
rested before and pleaded that he had
been drinking heavily, was hungry
and had no. money. .
YEAR NEEDED T
BARE P
Exnected
Who is In Tears
Talks To
7:
New York, Aug. 9 That it will
probably take' at ' least a year to prop
erly uncover the trail of graft run
ning .through the .police department
and drive the- grafters from the organ
ization, was i the declaration today of
Alderman Henry S. - Curran. chiman
of the Committee that' wiu Investigate
for the Board of Aldermen. .
The Rosenthal case will be only a
side Issue," he said. "We intend to
probe Jnto the very heart of the prob
lem - of ; the underworld in its relation
toy the city government. It will be
a Teal investigation."
Although Lieut. Becker Insisted to
day that he had no intention of con
fessing - because he had nothing to
confess, it was generally believed, that
Jack Sullivan, the "XJng ot the News
boys", was about to" tell in detail ev
erything he - knew about the muraer
of the' gambler. - : "-. '-
Interest today centered ' c.nietry
around Lieut. Beckr. I Following" a
conference with his" counsel, John F.
Mclntyre, Becker Is said to have cried
hysterically, in- his Tombs cell, while
Mclntyre, was - in consultation with
Districtt Attorney Whitman. . . Neither
FAFT VETOES
soo
Assigns ts Resswi That It; Was
Not g Drefted ftpm fl&ttt
Bdsrd'is.-Iic.cniiiisnfJstioiis j '.'
:rWashinon;U:ug. ;-to-vof vth
Wool Tariff) bill was emphatically tsx,-
pressed by ' President Taf t ' In & special
message ; to Conreso today, j appealing
to the leglel.tor that fchy do not aq-
5journ vwithout ? vtaklng , advantage of
thv plain, opportunity,: eupotantisljy to
reduce duties'', , by, framing a, xtctive
Djii . along tne Minee reoonvnenoBa y
Thtffr vthe ;La' FoUett bl waai A aot
drafted front: the board's recommehd
atlona 'and -woul$ ."jfeiult in ; ''Irretri'ty-
able Injury to the wool growinfc tad us
try.' the ,enforeed idl&nesa :sf much of
iour' wool . .combing and:? spinning?, ma
chinery, and? of. thdusanda of looms,
and' the- cohsequent . throwing, out of
.employment .. or 4 tnoueanos . - or wops-
men was aaserted- by the president
as the specific reason why he refused
to aDbrove the measure. . 1 -
. "My position- is perfectly11 plain, the
President declared. .1 shall stand by
my pledgee , to maintain a, degree of
protection necessary, to o fleet the dif
ference in cost of -oroduction here and
abroad, and will heartily, approve of
any bill reducing duties to thie level."
, His veto of an exactly similar wool
bill . last summer. ' the President said.
'had been completely Justified' .-by the
tariff board. - -.
. The minimum ad valorem duty of 29
per cent, on raw wool In the bill was
inadequate for protection, Taft aeeert-
ed. It should be - at least 3a per cent.
according to; the tariff - board.
The average of from 28 to 31 per
cent, duty on cloths of ' all kinde he
said was also sufficient, ' , , .
"ImDosslble of Justification." was the
President'e comment on the duties on
tops and yarn's, when taken in con
nection with . the raw wool and ciotn
duties. 1 ' , '
-"In view of . these facts 'in view of
the Dlatform upon which I was elect
ed, in view of my, promise 1 to follow
and maintain, the protective policy, no
course Is open to me but r to . withhold
my approval from this bill, " the mes
saere concluded. "I am very 4inuch difl'
aDoolnted that such a "bill lis- second
time presented to. me.' I have inferred
from the speeches made in ootn iiouse
and Senate that members of tne ma
Joritv in both - houses a are deeply im
pressed with-the necessity of reducing
the tariff . under the present act ' on
wool and woolens: that they do not
propose to etand on " the . question or
the amount, of protection oV to Insist
that it must be enough necessary to
sattefv 'the orinciDle of tariff for rev
enue only; ' but that they are willing
to accept a substantial reduction in
present rates in order: that the people
might, be relieved from the possibility
of oppressive prices due to excessive
rates. ' . , . ; t .
"I stronarlv desire to reduce, duties,
provided; only the protective. system be
maintained, and that- industries now
established be not iestroyea, tne mes
sage continued. "It now appear from
the tariff board's renort and from bills
which have been introduced, that a
bill may be drawn eo as to be witnm
the reauirements of j protection and
etil offer a reduction of 20 per cent, on
most wool and of from r 25. to SO per
cent, on cloths. T cannot act on the
assumption - that the- controlling ma
jority in either house will refuse to,
paBs a bil of this kind, if in fact it
accomplishes so eubstantial a reau
tion. merely becauee ' members of the
opposing party and the executive unite
in its approval.
"I aDoeal to " Congress to reconsider
the measure and to tadopt a substi
tute making substantial reductions-.
which the tariff board snows poseipie
without destroying any estaoiie-neoMn
dustry, or throwing any wage earners
out of employment, and wnicn i win
promptly approve." t - . '
.9 .
PEACE ADVOCATES TO
' ABANDON MYSTIC
r Mystic,, Conn., Aug. 9 The .passing
of this town as the headquarters of
the Universal Peace Union, is but the
matter , of a short time. Arrange
mAnta - havA heen made' to ' sell the
property here owned by the Union
whinti- inriiwiM Peace Grove and
Peace Temple and about eleven acres
of lonil .- i :
The Union' has met here for the past
AL if AO rs onri fnr tWft rtafit 22 VSaTS
in conjunction with the Connecticut
Peace Society. At nrst tne meunge
were largely attended n( many noted
speakers appeared, but -of late years
the attendance has dwindled to a
L BILL
handful. . , . t
0 LAY
OLICE
From Lieut, Becker
as His Lawyer
Whitman V :
i
lawyer would discuss what was said,
but Whitman did not deny that a full
confession -from tho accused lieu tea
ant would go a long ways toward sav
ing Becker from the electric cham
For the first time since . his indict
ment, Lieut; Charles Becker made ,a
statement. He said: ..;
"I want' it' to be understood once
and -for .all that I have no' confession
to make, for the simple reason that I
have nothing ' to confess.; y That : will
be proved very clearly at the proper
time that Is when I have my day in
court. Physically I never felt .better
In ,my life,' and any one who is per
mitted 'to see me' will so testify."
When District Attorney .Whitman
reached his office today he declared
that for an hour this morning he
watched an old time three , card monte
game going on under, his window. In
Madison avenue. ; ',;.,
It -was today predicted; that a rigid
probo of ; the Rosenthal murder and
polled graft; scandal .more drastic, and
far. reaching than either' the grand
Jury inauisltlori'o'r the proposed Alder
manic inauiry, would , resul t : from the
citizens'!, mass meeting to be held next
Wednesday night " In Cooper Union.
REVOLUTION
IS SUSPECTED
Officially Stated ss Accident the-
- Destnsctjonl'of .Nslicnal .
President Lcccat find 109 Oth
ers Killed ; in BlfW that
lced Executive Mansion
Fe!rtvhe.'vHayti Augi,1:
.Thourh Jt i stated 6ffleially-that the
explosion, , wmcn aettreyea The na
tionai 1 palace, .ana causta v rresident
..!-''-... - - I'-' ' - J--.-- '-! .1.
Lecn1';Qel8Ah'. accident,: the
precautions, taKen'toaay oy; een, ' Tan
crede ' Atigu"ste,i iwhotn -.the'ehamber
and tsenate: 'choaSe ' as " Leconte'ssuc.-
cessor,4 strongly suggest ; suspicion of
a revolutionary spirits - : . , v,
Troops ' are 'patrolling t the streets,
the houses of -several persona--believed
to be' dissatisfied . with the govern
ment have 'been searched and a num
ber ! of . arrests made without explana
tion. '.'.' ' t a -
Foreigners in'Hayti are very un
easy and the arrival of the American
gunboat Nashville from Guantanamo
is anxiously awaited. 1 , ' : v , ' :
Washington,. Aug. 9. That the ex
plosion which wrecked the executive
mansion at Port AU' Prince, Hayti
and killed President Cinclnnatus Le-
conte and , 100 Haytians, was acci
dental, due to , spontaneous combus
tion, was the . statement , of Minister
Henry W. Furniss, in official state de
partment despatches today. He de
dared - that , the , charges of the Le
conte. supporters, that the , explosion
was a' revolutionist plot, were not gu
tained "" V .- ; :
The accident is now: said to have
resulted .from improper' ventilation -of
the smokeless powder magazines, in
the President's palace.'
Workmen have recovered the body
or tne president from the debris. Le
conte was asleep in bed when the ex
plosion occurred. Examination of hi a
body,-; today, 'Minister Furniss said
indicated that he was ' not killed -by
lanmg umuers, dui was neid in the
rums alive until ..burned to death.
: Another body recovered- was that
of Leconte's son, who was Minister of
Public Works. '
State department officials stated
today that it : is improbable that
marines' will -be landed at Port A'u
Prince from the United States cruiser
Nashville, which is expected to arrive
at the scene today. Thecitv is re
ported quiet, though practically un
der martial law. .-., i,.: , ,--t
ENG AGEMENT OF
Well Known- Merchant to Wed Miss
Mary C. Dewhurgt, of Ames- '
bury, Mass. ,c ,
s The , announcement of the "engage
ment of Leo, C. . Lyon of the firm of
Lyon & Grumman,. Company to Miss
Mary (C. Dewhurst, 'daughter - of Wil
liam H. Dewhurst of .Amesbury, Mass
came as a surprise to the , friends of
both " "parties, yesterday, ' and today
they are receiving the eongratuUt
tions,
.Leo C. Lyon established the business
now conducted at Fairfield avenue and
Middle street some 25 years ago. The
store was - originally located a 1023
Main . street . but, as the business de
veloped, additional stores were secured
in buildings adjoining and running
through to 25. .Cannon ' street. From
the beginning the business thrived
and today, is one of the largest retai
hardware firms in New England. This
development ' is largely due to the en
ergy and . business, acumen of Mr. Lyon
and ;his associate, E. B.- Grumman.
their , method -of, .'doing business and
their personalities. ', : ' .
Mr. Lyon is prominent socially, is
public spirited? progressive and has a
large circle of -friends and acquaint
ances. Miss Iewhurst is socially pop
ular in Amesbury. She has marked lit
erary talent. . '
Mr. Lyon has purchased the Theo
dore Downs property on Courtland
Hill, where he will reside , after his
marriage. -:1
JEWETi THIEF CAUGHT.
Chicago, Aug. 9 In the arrest of
Adojph Pumont and the discovery of
520,000 worm or jeweiry m a Darn
the autohritiea think they have - the
perpetrator, of many recent daylight
loiaups neiuiiz, a,uu,uwu. ,
MOTORCYCL
E POLICEMAN
LOU
E DIES VICTIM OF
HIS OWN HECKLES
Running at High Speed, Trying
Into Auto That Ran Out.
Death Comes to Young Policeman at Bridgeport Hoipl-
' tal After He Had Lain Unconscious in Hospital
for IssHy Hours
Frank A. Lowe, motorcycle police
man, died at the Bridgeport hospital
at 11, o'clock this morning, a victim
of Injuries due to his own ; reckless
bravery in handling, his high power
ed motorcycle. Lowe : had been un
conscious . from 5:80 yesterday after
noon when, - running at ' high speed;
he crashed Into a touring car owned
by Harold H.1 Hamilton, president of
the Whiting Silver Co., at Barnum
and Bishop avenues. Lowe s death is
particularly sad, for he was but 33
years of age, and had' been married
less than' a-year. , v . ;, : ' v-
Little hope for Lowe s recovery had
been entertained from the time of his
mishap, and at. police headquarters
throughout; the morning Stfpt. Birm
BRIG-GEM. BLISS
AT STRATFORD 0 WITH
s OTHER ilLlTARY OFFICERS
Hbsiiliiie? Will Begin ;
) Blue u Armies---TrooD8rs of
Both Arriving Hourly
0
Public Eclufied from Qamp :at Paradisa Green-HucH to
':i'DispieasureotIny As 'OElcsrs
i-andj Ooldiers-tinisslves There Is Hops Thai Gcn
Ural Bte to Visit Camp. '
i ? The arrival of ; th6 chief ' officers at
the chief umpires camp near Paradise
Green in ' Stratford today, added for
mality anddignity to the scenes of
this lively' military-' site, and ; by" .night
fall there was an i assembly jf noted
military men, both ' of . the regular
United States army and of the militia
as weit v Bri'gGfrn",Taker H. Bliss,
the commanding general of the East
ern division "of the i United States
army, who' will be commander of the
jnaneuvers -and chief umpire: of
the war 'game,' aTfiVed: with his staff
during the middle ct, the afternoon.
s. Now. that the of fleers . have arrived
the camp is ready for' the, hostilities
to begin and at once tomorrow morn
ing the war game will commence. Al
ready most '.of the two armies, the
Red . and the. Blues, are confronting
one another with- the Housatonic, riv
er between them, in preparation for
the opening of the game. ;
These are ,the various officers who
will be in camp ;at Stratford tonight:
Brig.-Gen. Bliss; Col. William A.
Mann, -chief of the general staff; Lt.
Col. William G. Haan, assistant chief
of the general staff; MaJ. G. T. Pat
terson, adjutant general; , Col. S. C.
Mills, - inspector general; Col.' J A.
Hull, judge"-advocate and provost
marshal ; Capt. ' James J. Mayes, as
sistant judge advocate; Col. J. B. Bel
linger, chief quartermaster; Maj. W.
H. Bortsch, assistant chief quarter
master;, CoL E. JE. Bravo, chief com
missary; Col. L. H. Maus, chief sur
geon; CoL William Stephenson, sani
tary ipspector; Maj. Robert U. Pat
terson, assistant to the chief surgeon;
Col. H.' L. Rogers,, chief paymaster;
Col. William M. Black, chief engineer
officer; Capt. J. L. Weleh, chief ordi
nance officer; Maj. S. Rober, chief
signal officer; Capt. " G. B. Thorne,
24 th infantry, officer in charge of
militia affairs; Capt. H. C. Bishop,
3rd field artillery, First Lt. C. C. MarT
shall, r Jr., infantry, and , First Lt. H.
L. Hodges, first cavalry, assistants to
chief umpire. , -
, Camp Quartermaster, First Lieut.
Frank H.' Phipps, Jr., and Camp Coin
missionary, First Lieut. Edwin O.
Saunders, have been 'in camp the last
two days. Aide, First Lieut Walter
Krueger, 2d infantry, who is. an aide,
arrived today and Col. E, J. McCler
nand, first .cavalry, who. is attached
to the headquarters camp,; put in ap
pearance this afternoon. .
In addition to those above "named
there were several foreign military
attaches in the group of distinguish
ed men who are now ' at the camp.
Among them is Baron' t)ebode,; a Rus
sian military attache, and the British
military attache, aside from attaches
from Mexico and other countries.
Gen. Bliss came to Bridgeport on a
government launch, from Governor's
Island. L '
The camp wag a decidedly unpopular
place throughout the day," as the pub-,
lie was excluded from it, guards being
stationed at the various places of en
trance and given instructidns to admit
no one without proper credentials.
This order of things does not set well
with the public, who feel that they
should be ' admitted ' as public money
pays for the maneuvers. Some of the
officers within the camp as well as
privates don't like the idea of the
public being excluded. .
There was some speculation as to
whether the order to - keep out the
public would be in effect throughout
the period of the maneuvers. Some
were optimistic enough to believe that
the orders were issued to prevail only
today. There was considerable blast
ing being done at the camp,' it being
necessary to clear the aviation field of
large boulders and rocks which are
scattered through it. The blasting
was carried on throughout the day
and as it , was much in the open it
was considered unsafe for the public
to be admitted to the camp. There
were many more visitors today than
on "previous days, but they' all went
away disappointed, unless they had
credential. . . . i. ... j . :-. , .
S ESS
Oct His Engine, 'He Crashes
From Behind Bill Board
: r - a. , .
ingham and others had been expect
ing the dreaded information of Lowe's
death at any moment, when at 11
o'clock 'the Bridgeport hospital tele
phoned": the' message to the head of
the department.
Lowe's accident is being thoroughly
investigated by the detective bureau,
as well as by Medical Examiner Gar
lick. So far the police are convinced
that the policeman had none but
himself to blame, and that the first,
report that he had met his injury
while pursuing a speeding automobile
party, is not founded on fact. Tb?y
are inclined to the belief that the
motorcycle policeman was trying out
his , motor, taking, advantage of an
apparently clear stretch of roadway
when, he met his fatal injuries.. ,
, l'. (Continued on Page 2.)
ARRIVES
At Once i Beiwoen Rett
Adjt.-Gen.-G. T- Patterson arrive!
oh the ground this forenoon. - lie
Immediately took charge of the camp,
and it was through his orders that the
public was excluded. He was asked
today if those orders were to prevail
throughout the maneuvers, and re
plied: .
"It Is very likely that the public
will be -excluded, ' There, really is
nothing 'for-them to see, and-as most -of
these tents about, ' are used for
sleeping quarters it is considered Just
as well that the public be kept out
of the camp. However. I am In no
position to say - what- will ,be done
along that line- after today, but I
imagine that' the public will not be ad-'
mitted," r: . a.
The" earn r was in 'comrlete rea Alness
for thearrivai: of- tn-bfiicrs and not
a hitch in the arrangements has re
sulted because of the carefully laid
plans. The Western Union Telegraph
Company .has a special tent at the
ear of th officers' tents;" there, is also
a press tent; a telephone tent, and all
sorts of quarters for the occommoda
tion of those who - will follow the
maneuvers. - A large mess quarter
for the officers was prepared today
and an excellent service Is guaranteed
by the careful preparations. -There
is considerable contrast between the
mess of. the officers and the privates.
The privates "have to satisfy them
selves without tables or benches, and
usually ' squat upon the ground with
their eating, outfit and food between
their knees. The officers mess has
every appearance, of neatness. There
are tables , of convenient size; the
white table cloths are without spota,
the silver is well polished and taken
care of, and. napkins are at each place.
The Tenth Cavalry ' it was learned
today will not take an active part In
the manoeuvres. . Their horses have
been distributed to the various camp.
some at Easton,, others . at Oxford,
some at t headquarters and others ia
Orange. The horses will be used by
the observers and assistant umpires. .
, The aeroplanes to be used during the
mimic war, three in, number, have ar
rived and n were assembled In the han
gars today. The aviation squad Is un
der the command of Capt. Hennessey.
As an aid to visitors and the incom
ing troops an information bureau un
der the command of Captain Willing
of the Seventy-first Regular. Engineers
has been established at the union rail
road station in Bridgeport.
The Stratford camp will atoo be the
headquarters for the Blue Army dur
ing Saturday and Sunday. The camp
is located on, a hill with a gradual,
slope on two sides and as one army
officer said was one of the best camp
sites he had come across in all his ex
perience. , The tents are erected on:
two sides of the camp with a large
open space between which will be red
ae the starting and landing place for,
the ' aeroplanes. The -hangars for the
planes are in the rear of Gen. Bliss
headquarters. On the right hand eida
of the camp are twelve tente of the
New York National Guard and Gov
ernor Dix's headquarters. - ' -
.The Seventy-first Engineer Corps
left late today for the Red. Camp,
where they will instruct the engineers
of the National Guard during the In
structional period and at the conclu
sion of that will retire from active
duty and let their pupils run things
to the best of their ability.
Care has been taken to protect prop
erty in the country - over - which the
manoeuvres will be carried out. . There
will be. no 'firing in the immediate vi
cinity of houses and barn and ni
camps will be established in fieTls
under cultivation or in orchards ani
no trooper may enter houses, barn,
orchards or gardens during the man
oeuvres period. The company kitchen
will also be frequently inspected io
see that none of the farmers' greea
corn or chickens are being cooked on
the sly. , , . '
The Tenth Cavalry which will be
non-combatant during the manoeuvres
Is looking forward to the return mareis,
to Fort Ethan Allen in Vermont, where
they are stationed. On their march,
south they played three ball ga.vzm
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