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Until the last line of SEVEN KEYS TO BALD PATE The FARMER Every Day THE WEATIIEIS Fair; Moderate Winds VOL. 50 NO. 51 BRIDGEPORT, COITO., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1914 PRICE TWO CENTS CHILDREN OF ROBERT CRONE KILLED BY FALL TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION 312 WEEKS Crone Was HodCarrier Earning $13.22 A Week Half Of Wage V Will Be Paid To Little .- '" . ' . ' - . -. Ones For Six Years : First Settlement Of Death Claim In Fairfield County Under Com pensation Act J " The first death claim to be settliSd nnder the Compensation Act in Fair field county was completed, yesterday. Just thirty days after the accident which resulted in the death of Robert Crone, 46 years, of 180 Steuben St. No lawyers fees were paid, no- delays were occasioned and the working of the law .which was automatic, result-; ed in the payment of hospital charges, ' burial fees and a weekly stipend of ' $6.72 to the heirs for a period of S12 weeks, amounting to $2,096.64. - It is considered that this is the "most expeditiously settled claim for a death due. to Industrial accident Upon the records here and will attract most fa vorable attention from workman and employer alike. It is remarkable that there were, none of the" delays which have heretofore beu so Conspicuous In civil suits at law. Robert Crone was at work upon a ew building being constructed at 800 Beaview avenue by Eupp Brothers, contractors, of New York City. H? :arryinj? bricks .or mortar upon ttnxt vhL at :30 a. m.. Jan uary 27, h slipped and fell two stor- FISHER PROTESTS . HE TOLD TRUTH Critic of Wesleya-n's; Presi dent to Back Up His? Charges i Middletown, Conn., March 4 Pro-. Cessor Wlllard C. Fisher, of this city, formerly of the Wesleyan University . faculty, today gave out the following statement referring to his criticism of President Shanklln, of Wesleyan In at speech recently In , New Haven be fore & Socialist gathering: ' . i would ask the people of the -state - to remember, tf they can, any time In the past when I have been nnabla to make good on any charges which . have made against any man. It Is re levent In this connection to observe that neither President Shanklln nor .the trustees " of "Wesleyan University ehov any desire to have, the accuracy of my characterization of Dr. Shank lln tested by any means whatever. "I am reminded of what' David Harum said to his sister when she asked him why he did not sue the man who trimmed Jilm in a horse case: It is bad enough to know It " yourself without having it proved - In public ' f "However, let all who are interested in banc ty rest assured that the full truth is Nsomlng out. It Is simply a. question tf the best means. Can even the authorities of "Wesleyan University suppose that the concealment can be permanent ?" SEEEY TO BE COUNSEL FOB CONNECTICUT CO. Under New Regime New Haven Prop- erttes Are to Save Distinct Iiega ; Departments ...-. Following to policy of complete reparation of various tinea, the New Haven railroad will no longer1 have the same legal staff to represent it and Che Connecticut Co. in the courts. Aitotrney J. F. Berry of New Haven, who has frequently appeared in tlw wu-perior and common pleas cotrnt here as counsel for the New Haven and Connecticut companies, will in the future act only for the Connecticut CO. He Will be attorney of record and will conduct ell trials. The Connecticut Co. claim agents will report Co him end compensation claims are also to come under his jurisdiction. Attorney H. "W. Day of the New Ha ven legal 3rm of Watrous & Day, has fceen engaged as legal adviser "for the Connecticut Co. but will not appear in court unless in case of emergency. In order to make the separation com plete, the Connecticut staff "win not even have its offices in the famous 'Yellow buiMlng" in New Haven. Attorney Berry is relieved of about ftne-thlrd of his Work. He is a young . man but has been very successful cor -ducting trials, particularly in this county where he has won several big Jury oases. The new plan went into effect March 1. LOSES FOWL; GrAINS HAMMER A new hammer, new pair of shears and box of matches are' in the pos session of the police. .- They were found in John Swenson's poultry yard at 8 Fox street, when he discovered four chickens missing. The hammer had been used to pry off the htusp and tecama stuck. ' The Swedish Parliament was dis solved by a royal decree, read in both chambers, ' ies, fracturing his skull., Taken to Bt. "Vincent's hospital, he died on February- 3rd. The Knpp Brothers were Insured in the Travel ler's , Insurance company of Hartfwd. The death was at once reported to Commissioner Edward T. Buckingham and : the Compensation law. applied. Under- the terms! of the law the heirs are entitled to one-half the reg ular wages for a period of six years. It was learned ' that at the -.time of death , he- was receiving 28 cents per hour. ' Although it might have been contended that a mason Is idle certain portions of the year the insurance company waived this clause and with the appointment of Robert I. Crone, a relative, administrator of the estate for the children, Agnes, 15 years old, and Michael, 12 years old, settlement was" made upon at- weekly payment basis of $6.72, being one-half of the average weekly wage of $13.44. r Ac cording to the further' terms of,- the agreement the income is to be divided equally between , the two children un til Agnes becomes 18 years old, when Michael receives -the entire compear satiou. .j ..... , . NOTED HORSE , TfiAlfJER ICILLEa BY AUTOldBitE Coroner Phelan "Will ; Inv.es , ; tigate Resp bnsibility of Chauffeur Derby Charles H. Rogers, a local celebrity residing in Black Bockwho claimed to have trained the famous . running horse "IjampUghter'- when it won the Brooklyn Handicap, 20 years ago, was struck and killed by an' automobile driven toy Francis B. Derby at State street and Park aiveniue leust night. In the dry court today Derby was ar raigned on a charge1 of manslaughter. Attorney James A. Marr appeared for him. At the request of counsel the case was continued until March 24. Judge 'WSJder in the city court "to day continued the hearing under a bond of $1,000, . furnished by Harold H. Hamilton, of Park plaice, president of the "Whiting Mfg. Co., with the un derstanding that the bond would "be Increased, to $6,000 (it . the ' coroner should find Derby was criminally neg ligent. . . - . ; . Coroner '-.John ' JC Phelan.' - today in commenting upon the Sogers death called attention to what he termed "an odd circumstance'' , that at a cor ner; which' is .usually, peopled at the hour of the accident none should have been secured as a witness to the af fair. - 1 .. ' -.'- . He asked that the papers each re quest persons who had seen the acci dent to voluntarily come to him and' tell what they knew. . He interfite be ginning a thorough investigation and inquest. - - :; It will be remembered that Frank Derby' .was the chief witness in the accident -which resulted : in the death of Frank A. Lowe oh August 8 th, 1912, when that motorcycle policeman struck the rear wheels of Derby's ma chine at a speed estimated at 50 miles an hour. Rogers lived in Black Hock for many years. The family home was in Brewster street. In his youth he was a- famous Jockey; and was known as "Yankee Rogers." Riding fast horses he won many running races in the days when race tracks flourished in the - fruited States.; H claimed that he had trained the : Samous horse "LaTOpaSghter," the horse ' that won the Brooklyn Handicap about 20 yeara ago at odds of 100 to 1. Rogers at that time told friends in Bridgeport that the horse was due to win. Pool rooms were conducted then as openly as saloons are now. Only one Bridge port man was game enough to take Rogers tip. He placed a $10 bill on Lamplighter. The trace track odds were 100 to 1, but the pool room paid a little smaller percentage. Never theless, the Bridgeport "plunger" won $750. ' ; "While he lived in Black Rock, Rog ers made a living from his vegetable garden, and pieced out his income by renting saddles for horses for. the pa rades which were so popular in the old - days. Before the days of auto mobiles all the residents of Black Rock kept horses and Rogers,, while not a veterinary surgeon, 'was in much demand when the (family horse or cow of the neighbors was All. Rogers is survived by six children. Three daughters, Ida, Ethel and Hat tie, and. three sons, Chester, Charles and Walter. The last Ifew years he had worked at the Rogers saloon at 'State street and Corolado avenue. N Francis H. Derby has been a chauf feur for the Whiting Silver Co. for about two years. He lives at 30 Han over street. In his statement to the Cotinud on Page 2). . BENTON DEATH PROBE NOW UP TO CARRANZA United States Waits for Test of General's Authority Over Villa OFFICIALS HOLD UP NEW EVIDENCE American Government Con cerned Over Reported y Murder of Citizens Washington, March 4. General Car ranza's announcememC that he had appointed a special commission to in vestigate the recent execution by Gen eral Vina, of WilHam S. Benton, a British subject, coupled with the dec laration from Great Britain that she would not look' to the United States for action as a result of the incident, was generally accepted today as mean ing the abandonment of the 1 expedi tion of American and (.British, repre sentatives who were to have gone to Chihuahua to examine Benton's body. England's withdrawal at this time and Carranza's professed, determina tion , to investigate the Benton killing of his own accord will put. the United .States, it Is believed, in the -position or a patient observer of - developments with no present necessity for -further irtquary into the Benton episode. Decision i of ; Carranaa to Iferret out the truth of the Benton execution will mean a test " of his authority over Villa, according; to many officials here and will ifurther demonstrate whether the Constitutionalists . intend to af ford protection to foreigners and make reparation for injury done them. One of. the reasons 'why there is lit tle tendency" to . press f the: inauiry on the part of the United States or Great Britain is the . Tact that by this time Benton's- body must be 'badly deeom rposed. Evidence of a- conclusive -character as yet undisclosed has been in the hands of officials for several days. The next step in the situation seetns to depend on Carranza. His declara tion vtteait' the' Ulnited States has no right to - inquire about the , welfare ot any foreign sbbJectsvteHher own, will. raotVtoe accepted by the'--Washington government, t Ctaranaa's friends., here were hopeful today that he would eventually, arter his position on this point and reveal a frleradiy attitude toward the United Stares. While pressure that 'had . been ' ex pected from Great ; Britain -over the Benton case " lias been , removed, the American' government is much con cerned over ; the reported murder of Gnstav Bauch and Clemente Vergara. both American dtizems, the one by ijoniratutKmaisits and the (Other by ixLeuan leaieraas.- - El Paso, Tex., , March ' 4 Asserting that there , is no warrant of interna tional law or treaty under 'which, the ;w Continued on Page" Two v One Year of United States History . Under President Woodrow Wilson THE PROMISE MARCH 4, 1913 "Hijs is not a day of triumph it is a day of dedication. Here muster not the forces otp&j, but the forces of humanity. . Men's hearts wait upon us, men's lives -hang in the balance, men's hopes call upon us to say what we will do. Who shall live up to the great trust? Who, dares fail to try? I summon all honest men, all pa triotic, all forward-loioking men, to my side. God helping me, I will not fail them, if they will but counsel and sustain me." " . ' - x ... : : r : Extract from the Inaugural address of President Woodrow Wilson, March 4, 1913. THE FULFILLMT---MRGH 4, 19 14 ' The passage of an Income Tax law, fool proof, that will net at least $100,000,000 a y ear. to the. United States Treasury." , -: ' ' Passage of a tariff law, reducing excessive duties, taking away special privileges from favored industries, placing business on a fairer level so far as the government -is concerned. - ; ''. ' " ' . " : Passage of the currency act, taking from the great financial interests of Wall Street the power of lifeand death over the business of the country. . The exposure of the lobbies -which for generations have exerted a powerful and sinister influence over "legislation with, the result. that this Congress has been freer of these occult influences 'than any within the memory of man. A vigorous and intelligent enforcement, of the laws against illegal trade combina tions, which hasj cut out the law-breaking without killing business. The giving of new life and meaning to the Monroe Doctrine in the famous Mobile speech. ' ' " : ' ' - . ; , . .. The handling of the dangerous and perplexing Mexican situation with a calmness and patience which preserved American dignity and saved the sacrifice of thousands of American lives and millions of American property." . The passage of eight -general arbitration treaties with some of the principal na tions of the world, minimizing the danger of war and bringing measurably nearer the era' of universal peace. - - Passage of legislation looking to more - perfect control of the traffic in opium and , other noxious drugs. ' , 1 The introduction of the ""Five. Brothers" bills in Congress, aiming to clear the Sherman law of cobwebs of "reasonable restraint of trade" to make guilt "personal" and to create an Interstate Trade Board- BOND TRIMMED BY STRATFORD'S BARBERJUSTICE Boniface of Housatonic Heavily. Fined--Accused ' Deny Charges GREENSTEIN FLAYS ; "STOOL PIGEONS" Begged Shelter From Storm to Get In and Gain ; - Evidence (Special to the Farmer.) . Stratford, March 4 Louis Polley, the Main street barber, turned low the gas light beneath his water heater, neatly arranged the, funny papers, " drew his curtains and locked up his - shop, at 10 o'clock- this morning.,- -Business of great importance, took him nsr door, upstairs in the Stratford fire depart ment headquarters. For here were to be arraigned Captain John C. Bond, keeper of the famous training quar ters for fighters, and ' also ' Winfield Scott Tallmadge; a retainer . of the Bond establishment, for. sundry s viola tions of the, liquor laws. . Polleys in-' terest In the case lay, in "the fact that as the trial justice it' was his duty to preside.- , " ' Ivan Morehouse, N " the . prosecutor, awaited " Polleys arrival, and in the group clustered in t$ie "firemen's card room, where the trial was held, were half a doen pugilists, with - their train ers, who had come to await the fate of their beaming, ' rotund bomfaee. Attorney Henry - Greenstein ' of Bridgeport was on hand - in the in terests of . Bond "and Tallmadge. : "We're all ready, said Morehouse, to the justice, who took a. chair at ' the head of a .card table. .,1.-, ' ", . "Ifext,!. . ejaculated the village bar ber, from force of habit. '" Captain Bond was charged wrthH many offences. Morehouse , alleged he conducted a place that had a -reputation -of' being oblivious to the liquor laws. -- He charged Bond, with keep ing liquor with intent to sell it un lawfully. He alleged that on Febru ary ,21 it was sold illegally,- in - that it was dispensed on the Bond premises at.a. pjace not covercqtapyfepe.iiranBe. 1 He charged Bond with selling- on Sun- I day,'. February 22, and again on Sun day, March 1. - . - Captain Bond, in keeping with the dignity of the .occasion, pleaded "not guilty."'' 1 -,! . Greenstein remonstrated at the mul titude of allegations. - ' . v "Why, your honor,' he, expostulat ed, "this is barbarous." s Justice Polley gave Greenstein a hard look. " ... .- - ' State Policeman Rowe Wheeler, and two private sleuths, Allen and Fel low, told vpf experiences at Bond's. Wheeler 'could tell "only, 6f. the hap penings of Sunday , March 1, when he conducted a raid there. , . . The others proved to be "stooL plg ' (Continued on, Page 2.) '.','.-',;'. SECOND APPEAL OF JOE BUONQMO CASE IS ARGUED Slayer of Chicago Woman Seeks New Trial on Mur der Charge . "1 t 9 ATTORNEY OPPOSES FIRST DEGREE Claims Evidence All Pointed to Shooting In Moment ' . of Frenzy - Hartford, , March " 4 The supreme court of errors " today heard argu ments in the appeal of Joseph Buono mo, of Fairfield county, who is at the state -prison, under sentence of death for the killing of Jennie Cavalieri- at Stratford on October 22, 1312. The date of his. execution had been set for March 18, This is the second appearance of Buonomo's ease before . the supreme court. He . was convicted and sent enced previously but on an appeal the supreme court found, "technical error and. ordered a new trial. His second conviction, following retrial, was on November 1 last. - It is alleged that Buonomo followed the Cavalier! -woman" from 7hioago, took' her for an automobile ride in the outskirts of Stratford, dismissed the chauffeur, and then shot her. DENIES FIRST DEGREE MURDER. , In' arguing for a new trial John J. Cuillinan, of counsel f or the defendant claimed the' facts on which is based the theory that the accused is guilty of first degree murder are contradict ed in evidence. ' ; - ' "Besides," said counsel," "the char acter; of the Mlling is Indicative ; of frenxy , suddenly aroused; '- -" ' "' .''"' v "In view of these features of -the record and the far that there were five '-others with - the accused besides the deceased, . including- the hired chauffeur, it is'the opinion of counsel that the accused swduld. not have been convicted of first degree murder ex cept for the inflammatory evidence improperly, given to" the jury." T5ie second point made was that the tesQifiony of Jacob -tdSrelir'a3HO uncontrolled -and; ' was" . presenited in such a manner that It left the impres sion on the mind of thef court when he came to charge the jury that Gold stein had testified to two', murders committed by the accused in Chicago. " "What then must "have been the im pression made upon the minds of . the jury?, asked the counsel. - The record says, "There was no evidence- in the case that Joseph Buono mo killed two men or ny man in Chicago or elsewhere." , This testimony was admitted out of regular order and the harmfulneas of the practice of .permitting evidence to be , so , intro duced is demonstrated and emphasi- f1' : - .' ' '"." J-': ' . rContinned on Page Two) , MRS. COUDERRE NOT i OF BLACKMAIL; J. L. SOfd CENSURED BY Woman Breaks Into Hysterical Weep ing As She Realizes She Is Free M Into De v man d For Money SKe Must Undergo Operation For In jury Sustained In Automobile Accident' , Mrs. , Maria Gouderre, the' pretty stenographer of the Lo comobile Company of America, burst into hysterical weeping this morning, as Judge E. P. O'Meara of New, Haven, con cluded the" statement in which he found her not guilty of blackmail arid freed her from custody. . y. The charge against Mrs. Cou derre had been brought by John L. Somers, who claimed that she attempted to extort $2,500 from him. Neither Somers, nor J his counsel, J. R- Klein, were in the court room when the opin ion was rendered. ! Airs. Gouderre . was heartily I congratulated by police offi cials and attaches of the court, who shook hands warmly with i her. .'' 'Additional sympathy was felt for Mrs. Couderre by those who realized under what strain- she has been and the results . of her experience. In juries received ' in the fatal automo bile accident In West Haven, in No vember have resulted, in conditions necessitating an operation and treat ment for threatened nervous prostra tion. Tomorrow Bhe expects to enter SUr Vincent's hospital and' her physi cians consider that it will be at least threeif'weeks before she will be able to "come outl , Dr.. Henry Blodgett :Is h er physician. For some days she has been-urged to enter the hospital, but she refused to do so until - Judge O'Meara'a decision should be render-' ed. She now expresses herself as sat isfied and intends to demote all of her energies to regaining her health.1 She made no comment over the fact that neither- her husband. Earl Couderre of Holyoke; aor othen relatives, were in court to hear the decision 'read. ,,' In his decision Judge O'Meara caus tically arraigns the-course followed by ; Somers, in his conduct towards the accused, following the accident. He said the evidence shows . that Somers was -responsible for her -idea that she was to receive money. - , , - Somers is caustically- referred to along somewhat similar lines as At torney King referred to him at Sat urday's hearing. He is found to have "baited" her with the idea of receiv ing money. The opinion is as fol lows: - , ' " , ' ' "" , .This Is a prosecution for folackaiail .brouffht finder- eeetion 1,29 of the General Statutes, re vision oi -1902, which statute recites the necessary -elements that constitute the crime of ' black mail, vie specifies the various pro cesses that may culminate in a com plete oaee of "blackmail ani aaye sub stantially that . a majicioue, threatened- ajccusatiOn of another person of a crime, or threats of injury to the person, property or reputation of an other, with intent thereby to" extoit money -or to compel the .person threat ened to do any act agiainst his will shall amount to blackmail. , The accused end the complaining witness were, witnesses before the cor oner for New Haven county at an in quest held after an automobile acci dent in which a young woman was killed In the town of Orange, county of' New Haven, . late in the-: month of November, 1913, and in. which accident the accused and the complaining- wit ness participated. At the aforesaid inquest certain tes timony was1 elicited from the accused, which ' testimony,' .as later , appears (from her own lips, was false. ' Her de termination to Hell the truth -at future hearings concerning the accident in which she would be called upon to BIG DEMAND FOR TICKETS FOR THE EMMET LECTURE Sunday Night's Event at Plaza Theatre Promises to Be Record Breaker Bridgeport era in general are assur ed of a literdry, oratorical and histori cal treat Sunday night when the Rob ert Emmett club appropriately ob serves the natal anniversary of the Irish ; martyr and patriot at the Plaza theater. In the securing of Congress man George Francis O'Shaunessy of Rhode .. Island as the speaker of the occasion the organization 'has. obtained not- only one ot the most brilliant orators in the east but one who is rec ognized as a student and competent of presenting the topic in the most forcefuli manner. Tickets are selling in such numbers as to assure the thea ter being crowded and seats at a pre mium. , " The patriotism and . martyrdom of Robert Emmet is one of the brightest incidents of history, teaching a pow JUDGE Tf testify .seems to be the crucx of th! case. The accused ajud the complain ing witness were on extremely friend ly relations and were apiparently upon good terms after the accident in qww tion. 1 .' ' The accused called frequently at thi place of business of the complain Ins; witness andi.'both were- interested anl deeply concerned over the testimony previously ediduced before the coroner and each, from the testimony, wp-ent considerable time going over the tran script Of the evidence then it the pr session of the complainlrsgr witness. It appears that whatever sug'g-eation of possible financial gain . ini the na- ture of damages to be recovered f rora ' the railroad company or from an y : ether source, came from tiie complain-, ing witness and created in the rr, :r. ! of the accused the possibility of on- taming some money irom some xu a ; source, as a result of the notori!tv, i nco nven 1 emce and claimed inuriew eh a had sustained, this of course tasoi wi, the testimony she might give at mt'o seq.uent, heart ns" either of a civil or oj a criminal nature. ' - tE do not finxl that the accused i- t at any time maliciously or othris threaten to accuse or did 8ctw th comtpLainini? "w-ttness of any crime oi that ehe at any time zma.:'.-Sw ' . threatened an injury to the r-f--n . i property of the complaining witness, and further, I End from the eviiir.c before me that if thi s youtna- woman stftied tcftbe complaining witrrf.i-c Vi-.'.i. she wo'i3 tell the tr'4h 'about th ac cident the next time she trfitified sri'-st a. commerrdaible recital on her part would, perchance, eertousiy eTrnimrrssH-t the complaining witness; but I canwt find that such a. result could be con sidered Tin der this section as a malic iously threatened injury to his r;-.-tation, annoying perhaps to him, hat not such am injury as is contemplate rl In this section. , ' ' - . I am forced - to find from the evi dence these ;iEacts: F"rrst, the complaining- witness succeeded In having the.aocueed tell a story before the cor oner that exactly suited his version of the accident in which they both p.r .tlcipated. Second, the suggestion of- takins? cafe of the accused (financially) tn re turn, for. her loyalty to his intnr'jt, came from the com.plaira.nf witr-i3 and not from the accused and any semblance of extortion came to to t r case after the complaining wits hd attempted to dictate to the ec cueed her. (future action concerninir hw testimony.. "Just stick to what I til you," was his injunction, and the ac cused, instead .of maiiciously threat ening the complaining witness rather was being coerced herself into a posi tion which would be most advaji tagous to hhn. She was baited as It were in this process of. coercion and though perhaps the (biaitproved to be more attracts tr to the accused than the- complajTuxji? witness anticipated her demands can not, under the ciroumstances of this, particular case, be used thy this court, to react in his favor. However' reprehensible wa the ac tion of this young woman in fa!1y testifying (as she states)- before th coroner at the Inquest in order tt shield the complaining witness, it ill becomes him to try to force the a-; eused to remain steed Past to . story ' which .she claims is false and fail-in? in' this, to strtfve to discredit her by a proseoution for an alleged crime which he invited, suggested and planned for the purpose of discredits ng the ac cused. I am forced by the evidence pre sented to find that sufficient prcfr3.b! cause does not exist on which to has a. charge of blackmail, as .Uerd, and therefore discharge the aceuwl. CilEAR-A, Ju';g. erful lesson and furnishing an exampi worthy of emulation. Congressman O'Shaunessy, In demand throughout the country for historical and memor ial addresses was secured as a. loeaI speaker largely through his personal friendship with members of the Bridgeport organization. In addition to,thg address there wiil be a fine program of patriotic sonsr'. Tickets ace on sale at Hartigan's Fair field avenue pharmacy and may be ex changed for reserved seat coupons any time after Thursday. Cost of Living Blamed to Foreign Monopolies Washington, March 4 Foreign in dustrial 'combinations were charged with maintaining the high cost of liv ing by. Horace Stern, a Philadelh- lawyer, who discussed the administra tion anti-trust bills today before tb House Judiciary committee. He argued that the Sherman la w 5 amended to forbid the selJins? a?ri of foreign trusts or monopolies to tl x pose of their products in the Uiutd States. ' The Pope blessed and prf-'-:-r u- with an episcopal ring, Archf. --, , Seton, who has resided at Iton f many years and is returning t Ar;,T. I ica. '