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You Can't Unlock the Mysfery," Until the last line of SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE The FARMER Every Day wmtm Snow or Rain; Cooler PRICE TWO CE1IT3 VOL. 50-NO. 56 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1914 RICH AMERICANS BRITISH TO DODGE INCOME TAX Five Per Gent Payment To England I Added To That Demanded By ; r United States To MucH For Their Peace Of Mind '- London, March 6 A. number of wealtny- Americana in business abroad hava declared they will renounce United-States citizenship and become liritish subjects to avoid, the income tax. it 'was said today. '.Already two have done so. They are Isaac Sellgman, . , of Seligman Bros London" bankers, and Frank E. Bliss, a former Standard Oil mag nate and ex-president of the Amer ican Society of London. " , ' memorial protesting against the Inequalities of the act has been sign ed by the leading American residents of London and will be forwarded to Secretary of State Bryan through Mr. rage, the American Ambassador. " F. C. Van Dozer, secretary of the American Society and dean of the . 4 ....in.,,, In T nilAii. vrhn i AUlIUIlJl WllMJ .uwuww.., . - . one of the signers of the memorial, said today? . - American residents - abroad " are penalised, while alien non-residents who are . drawlmr money - from the Vnited States are not penalized. It , betimes a serious matter to pay an income tax of 6 percent in Great Britain and-then on top of that a- sur charge of 7 per cent, in the United States, because the graduated charges in the American, tax will, rapidly reach that figure- , . "There is no objection on the part CO-RESPOIIDEIST'S -WIFE IS WITNESS III BY1IIGT0I! CASE Sirs. EUa Driscoll Recalls ' " ' Elopement of Husband , -WIGlMir&Byington. . I3ia. UrtocoO of tMs city4 whose bus tMtcd Is said to have eloped: with "V-era Bylngtoo. ..took ' the stand., this rmoreing when, the divorce suifc -ot-JTrtA E. ByiEgtnn of this city was tried before Judge . COrtis ln the superior court. ' Byington brought proceedings against "Veraie Syington on -the ground of Infidelity and . naznedh Robert Dris eU formerly, of this city.- as co-respondent, i . ' -' J . Mj-a. rwlscsH admitted she did hot coma wfOinsly to testify. ' She told about going to Hw York and finding her hosbaad in a house on 50th street. He wav not living with Mrs. Byington mt the time tout vtatted the . defendant n tie day- the witness; met him. Mrs. Xriscon admitted '. she Tirade a scene irtHw nhM saw her husband. ""I aoppoA X wim jealous;' she said. Her ' bnsbaad . proposed to return, to Bridgeport and Mrs., Driscoll left for this city with the understanding' that XMbooU would come, baok.to her."' He remained in New "Torts, bowevter. Mrs. Charles Bytag-ton, mother of - tbe plaintiff, told about. gvHtntg to 1,073 Fox street. New T"or9s and finding the defendant in an apartment, with Dris eoli. They made no eeoret'cf the fact that bey were Irving 'together. Af terward the defendant wrote to ,the piaiutlfTs mother saying she was lns fatuated -with Dr-SecoU, although she respected ber buband. .She and Ifris cotl Inold mw to Tnoy, N. X., she eaid. " "I nuDtt Sve tSds way, witli my lieart In my month cull the time," she wrote, 'ecaxse it wouSd be just like EJla to have ns urreeteii. . . Judge Ourtis resMred dwJeion. The tmple vera uatijed in 190S. . ISasy 1M- Lengyel of gftjrwalfe was Brazrted a decree from "WHiliam Leng yel of STtawwaDc on the grotaid of haft fhal tntecnskerance. The couple 'Were married April 26, 131ft. ' - . Identified As Gun Man; . Cohen Protests Innocence Positively identified by join, Messina , ha the man who fired one revolver snot at him, Tnesday night In the store at 10 Nortti Washington avenue, a man giving ma name as Israel Cohen, ' coal peddler, 87 XJndley street, was ques doned by Captain of Detectives Aar DOtd at poUee beadquarters this after noon. He was apprehended by De tective Lake Petruechell on Wallace ptreet today when he was pointed out by Mesaina. "' Cohen' denies - that' he is the man wanted and says that he never saw MessSna before. There baye been many telephone calls at headquarters this afternoon protesting against his bein; aiccused, attesting to bis good character and contending that be is not la the habit of carrying a revolver. CIVIL SERVICE ASSO. HOLDING CONVENTION ; - - Washington, March 6 The Nat ion - cU Association of Civil Service Em ployes began its annual meeting here today. The objects of the organiza tion said to. represent 335,000 workers, are the preservation of the civil ser vice system; extension of the merit plan and procuring an .equitable re tirement ruleu -..,. rXNT KXZVAWAY GIRL HEBE. Following a telephone communica tion from'; Sheriff John Convey of Tariffville, Detective George F. Simon today located 17-y ears-old Josephine Perperfsky of that place working in a West End home as a domestic. Her relatives complain that she is a run Kway girl. Her sister is expedited to arrive In Bridgeport today to take her borne Mill I TIIDI1 tf ILL I Ulllf t ' : ' . - of ' Americans in London to paying a tax on incomes received from the United States; but there Is certainly an objection froxt business Ameri cans who come . abroad and develop new fields of industry to being pen alized for increasing American pres tige and trade. I. confidently prophesy- that, if the ! memorial is not heeded a. large number of Americans here, will - follow the example of Messrs. Seligman - and Bliss, and be come - British subjects, much as we dislike to do so." ;; - Harry Gordon SeLfridge, an Amer ican business man, who has just ex tended his. property : here , - with aN $1,250,00.0 real estate deal, was sur prised when he was askedif lie was going to pay the income tax.' Ha said : ' . v.-' . -..:-- ' "My Income is derived entirely in England and I am asked to pay not only an. income tax here, but an other In'the United States.' I simply wont pay it." .- - : ."If you find '. the tax unavoidable would you become a British subject?" "To this Mr. Selfrldge replied: "It would be the simplest thing in the world, but I have no desire to do so. I prefer to - fight the tax. There is considerable doubt in my mind as to whether such provisions of law will be found to.be constitutional." VATICAN DENIES RUMOR THAT POPE VAS ILL TODAY No Trutli in Report That His Holiness Fainted on Ris-. - ; ing From Bed.- Rome, ' March , 6 Erroneous - reports were current In. Seme today that' the Pope was ' HI -and bad' fainted shortly after rising. The condition "of Hie Holiness Was absolutely normaL Be rose at his usual "hour and celebrated mass. Then lie conferred with Car dinals Merry - Del Vol ' and De Lai, Afterwards he . listened to a Lenten sermon by Father Luidiwig Z1arovia, the pontifical preacher and at its con clusion conversed with several mem bers of the sacred college. "WTf e's tTnholy Glee . " At JHuisbaTid's Sentence ' , Saves Him I"rom Jail Mtrs. Ajrtbfer Carey of 413" Main street grinaied broadly to the city court to day when Judge Wilder sentenced her husband to jail for: 30 days and fined him $1' and costs foy assaulting- her. : Judge s Wilder loobed xrp in time ' to catch: - ih ear xpreasion of glee. . He quickly suspended the execurtion . of tbe senitence. A moment before - he issed sentence, Mrs. - Carey had looked the picture of despair,-- - Mrs. Carey claimed his brutaKty led to the necessity of sendSmig their In fant to the , hospital. , Carey eaid be bad led a ' dog's life for eight years, elnce bis marriage- - .. John W. Soutiieyj Well Is Dead at,67 Years Death claimed John W.Southey, a widely-known resident of the : North Bod, at his home, 270 French street, today He wae stricken with cerebral hemorrhage early today and although Dr. John C. Lynch and Dr. John Reich were summoned and were at his bed side soon 'after-the attack, death en sued.:. i Mr. South ey was 67 years of age. He uwu uvcu xu inugepori. lor 3d years. or many years ne jaa conaucted the Armstrong Granite' quarries in North Bridgeport and he was widely known in the contracting and ' general con struction business, in the state. ' He was born in Cornwall, Eng. When be first came to the United States he re sided for, a short time in Thomaston, Conn.- . He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Thomaston, Conn., and the Bridgeport - branch of the Sftone, Cut ters' union. H was an attendant of Trinity - Methodist ? church. . Besides his widow, Elizabeth, he is survived, by three eons-, Arthur Or. SouSsey, for merly superintendent of streets In Bridgeport and now proprietor of: the Westport Inn; Ernest G. Sou they an architect of this city .and ' Wilbur J. Sou they, a veterinary surgeon. ! Two sistevs, Mrs. .William ,s Ransom of Thomaston and Mrs. William Kline-of Thempsonville, also survive him. TJSXa WHOLE BOTTLE OP WHISKEY EVERY TIME .: f . THEY TOOK A DRINK - Two men ' loaded both inside -and outside with first grade whiskey are today sought ; in Bridgeport for the looting of a New Haven saloon last night. According to a telephone- mes sage from the New Haven authorities, the two stole 28 bottles of whiskey, were traced to the railroad station and seen, much under the influence of li quor, getting on a train. Evidence has been secured that they left the train in this city. They were traced to the Elm City station by means of whiskey bottle tops. Having no cork screw, they merely knocked off the head of a bottle when they desired a drink. REPORT FAVORS REPEAL OF THE TOLIXCLAUSE House Committee Puts WiI- T, son's Argument Up to " .'..' Parent Body. . HARD FIGHT EXPECTED . - ON FLOOR OF CONGRESS Poindexter Calls on : President To. Explain Reference to ?' : Other Matters. Washington, March 6 The Sims ball, to repeal the Manama tolls ex emption was favorably reported iby the House commerce committee today by a? vote of seventeen to four. Repre sentaitives'Ioremu, of Michigan,Iem ocrat; Knowland, of California, Re publican: O'Snaunessy, of B;hode Is land, fremocrat; and Lafferty, of Washington, Progressive, voted against it. , . ' . :- Whether Congreee will reverse itself and repeal the clause in the Panama Canal act granting American coast wise vessels free passage tfarougn. the Panama Canal la the principal topio of discussion today, S . Chairman Adamson, of the commit tee ' on - interstate and - foreign com merce, upon whom ; the duty of re sponding - to the' President's . request evolves in the House, lost no time today In preparing for the fight, con fronting him and his committee.' In both the Senate and House - it was freely predicted that more than a sufficient number of votes would be assured in ' favor of the repeal when the members were 'brought face to face with the issue.- . '':, It was admitted, however, that there would be vigorous opposition in both Houses and that a bitterly . contested fight' was t certain i - - - - Senator 'Poindexter, today introduio ed a resolution calling on President Wilson ; to explain what matters "of even greater delicacy and nearer con sequence" he " referred to In his ad dress '.. .to Congress, yesterday as de pending on .the repeal of the vPanama tolls, exemption.;-. f . . . - , - SPEAKER SAYS , HE'LL STICK TO . BOSTOII RED SDK N ew York, March 6. When, the steamer Lusitania carrying -the world touring ball (players reached the har bor today nearly every player received some sort of offer from the ; Ftederala by .wireless. None, however, announced any intention of signing. . Ddck Bgaffi, the Cinctonati shortstop xecetrtly sold to Brooklyn, promptly signed uip with EJobetta. Tils peaker said he would sign up with the Bostons and Doolan made the same promise to. Baker of Philadellpthia. ,v-f Ban Johnson of the American league was one of the first to greet John Mc- Graw and Charles COmiskey on board the - fjusitania. Comdskey looked -well considering his siege of Illness abroad; HEAD OF PRINCETON IS TO SEE AI HEBE Will Address Contempforary Club on "The American .University Life." in 'Modern John Grier Hlbben, Ph. D-l L.L.D., president of Princeton University will address the Contemporary club on Friday evening, March . 1 3th, at the home of Judge and Mrs. George W. Wheeler, 115 Park avenue. - His sub ject will be ."The American' Univer sity in Modern Life." v Mr.. Hi-bben has - held has present position' "as president " of Princeton University -since 1912. Previous to that, time he was for many years a professor of Logic and Psychology at that seat of learning. Among bis publications are:-Induc tive ' Logic, .The Problems of Philo sophy, Hegel's Logic, Logic, . Deduc tive and Inductive, The Philosophy of Enlightenment, A. Defence of Pre judice, and other essays. . He was also editor of Epochs of Philosophy, a 12 volume work by authors in this coun try and Great Britain. -J WANTS $10,000 FOB DEATH OF TOT UNDER FALLING- BARN DOOR To recover damages for the death of his three-year-old son Harold, who was crushed to death under a falling barn door, George Guetafson of Dan bury has brought suit against Minna Manthey of Danbury for $10,000. Pa pers in the action were filed today in the- superior court. It is alleged that children in the neighborhood played about the barn, which was in the rear of the defendant's 1 property, and she is accused of negligence in riot keeping the door in' proper, repair. The action is returnable to the March term of court. "-... ; - . i MRS. HOTCHEISS DEAD. - Ajina :. M., . widow, of Charles . A. Hotehfciss, died today at the family home. 528 Clinton avenue. She is survived by one son, Edward S. Hotch kiss, president and . treasurer of the llotchkiss-Peck Mfg. Co. Vienna- The Lower House of ' tbe Austrian Imperial Parliament, whose sessions were suspended January 30 owing to its . turbulence, reassembled but owing to the tumult the Speaker once more suspended the sessions. $23,000 IN GOLD AND BILLS FOUND IN "HUMP" v OF BEGGAR, AGED 70 San Francisco, March 6- For 20 years William Kap ler, aged 70, has -been a beggar, eating food taken : from ash cans and sleep-. ing wherever he- could find shelter. Last night -Kapler was arrested so that he might have a com fortable mattress- and . blankets. ' v " ' When he was. searched, v a hump on his back, sup posed to be a deformity, -proved to be a tin box packed with gold coin and , paper money. ;. Various : false pockets ; in Kapler's clothes were emptied -of additional money. rr; -' In all he had $23,000. v , BRIDGEPORT IS SOLD Had Been In Local Service ":- for Almost Fourteen Years BEAT THE "PECK" IN EXCITING BACE Going Into the Excursion Business Between N. Y. and Glen Island The steamer Bridgeport, that has carried thousands of residents of this city on day trips between Bridgeport and New "York has been, sold to the McAllister Steamboat Co. The, lat ter company has recently bought the Starin fleet of 27 steamboats and barges which tbe Starin line formerly operate on excursions from various sound points and New York, ' to Glen Island. ; It - Is . understood that .the Bridgeport i' which is particularly adapted for summer excursion parties will be1 used on Glen island trips. The steamer Bridgeport rcamev to Bridgeport . for its first- trip on May 29, 1902, succeeding the old steamer Bosedale, that bad been the day boat between - New .York 1 and Bridgeport for more than 20, years before. The Bridgeport was built at Wilmington, DeL, by the firm of Harland & Hol- lingsworth. The - . designers were Gardner & Cox. Capt. William Witherwax now de ceased,, was the first commander of the steamer. " He was the father of Capt. Theodore Wttherwax, present com mander of the ' night steamer "Nauga- tuck." ' - : - - - Wlhen James H., Jenkins was preeri demt of -the Bridgeport -Steaanboat Co. wtuich brought the Bridgeport to this service fie offered to wager Comman der J. W. Miller of the steamer Rich ard EL peck $5,000 that the Bridgeport could ibeat the Feck in a -race betweexi M on tank Point and Execution light- If you win the bet the money is yours to v do "with as .you like- but If we win we will give it to Bridge port charities." ". ' The Bridgeport bad demonstrated. In a Jaunt . up the Sound -one 'day that she bad nothing to fear In an, enootun ter with the Peck. .. For the last two seasons Joseph Han cort has been captain of the Bridge port and' Harry Scbade has been chief engineer. - Tbe N. X.. N. 'Bui A TT ' R rB. Co. which now. "control the steam boat line plans to have a new boat to n-uif to New "Fork this summer. The Bridgeport is said to bave cost $250,000. The- price . whicb the McAllister com pany paid for her is not stated. in ester jr. Wedge, assistant general agent for the New England Navigation Co. said today that while be binder- stood the steamer bad been sold he was not familiar enough with tbe de tails to discuss the sale In any way. VOLLSIEK TTtKS 18 PRISONERS. r County Sheriff Vollmei- bas taken 18 priaoners to the new-Cheshire Be- formatory since the -present term, of the criminal superior cpurt opened. There are 190 inmates at the reforma tory but as the Institution is prepared te take 400 there is no danger of over, crowding at present. NEW ENGLAND BOX CO. " - ; PRESIDENT IS DEAD Boston, March 6 Benjamin War ren Porter, president of the Spring field . Chamber of Commerce and head of the New England Box Com pany, died suddenly at a hotel . here today. . TAUNTON BANK CASHIER INDICTED AS EMBEZZLER Boston. March 6 Among several indictments returned by : the ' federal grand jury toaay was one agamsu Charles P. Foster of Taunton, teller of the Bristol County National Bank, charged with embezzlement. ' MRS. MlAGEB DEAD. Catherine Colby, - wife off Arthur Magee, died this morning at her home. 681 "Hancock avenue, after a brief ill ness. Besides ber husband, she is sur vived by one brother, John F.. Colby. Tbe body will be taken to cranton Pa., for burial. Mike Do yez believe in the recall of judges, Pat? ' Pat That I do not. ' The last time I was up before his honor he sez: recall that face. Sixty days." I'm agin the recall . of judges. Life. VILLA DELAYS EXECUTION OF RICHJIAPTIVE Terrazas' . Father Ordered to , Collect $250,000 For ; : Ransom. HALF MILLION ALREADY PAID FOR PROTECTION Carranza Promises to Probe Disappearance of Amer : ' ican Citizen. ... El Paso, Tex., March 6 General Terrazas has until next6unday to pay the 500,000 pesos ransom for bis son. Ltiia, who is held by the rebel gen eral, Francis Villa. at Chihuahua, This sum.is equal to? 250,000 gold but the once multl-miliJonaire of- Mexico has not That much money left, accords ing to his friends. . The letter dei.-ianding the money was dated -March 3 and stated that, if the ransom were not paid within five days, Luis would be "taken south" with Vilia.- This threat,. Terrazas construed in only one way - and that is that his son will fall ja. victim to the .notorious fugitive law if the money is not forthcoming. . Under the convenient .provisions of "Ley Fuga" the . prisoner is always shot "while trying to escape." ' -General Terrazas Is 80 - years old and greatly shaken by the peril to his son. - The latter has been a prisoner for several months and has already paid $650,000 gold to save his lifes It is probable that George C. Carothers, special agent of. the de partment of. state at Washington will be anr-ealcd t on his return from -No- gales tonight to use hliood offices with Villa, whom he. has known in timately, for many years.,;? Three years ago the .Terrazas f or tune was estimated at$ 40,000,0t'0. . CARRANZA TO ASCERTAIN : FATE OF GUST A V BAUCH V . - . i v . - - . - Washington, C March " ft Secretary Bryan - received r today a note- from General Carranzat signed by Senor Fa- bela, acting secretary for foreign af fairs- of the cabinet of the Constitu tionalists assuring the American gov. eminent ; that the mystery surround- Inger. Jbe t- disappearance of ' Cfustav Bauclf , would be promptly- Investigat ed. J ' ' : " ! The joint commission ; of American and British: representatives, it- became known today, will get no further fta 4structions until after the board of. In quiry -reports its - findings.: ' The ap pointment of " Luis' Cabrera, as special adviser to' the Mexican' commission was favorably - received "by oflDc-TaJs here who have a high regard 'for Ca brera's knowledge of ' diplomacy . and his sense of value of an - impartial Investigation. ' ' . - ,' ,.. , That- the body of Benton may not be exhumed by the Mexican commis sion is not at all unlikely for it is be lieved the commission . will be able to learn just what were tbe facts of bis death from eye . witnesses. . -' . Meanwhile, state department officials are giving their - attention to the re ported murder of Clemente Vergara, an American citizen. John Bassett Moore, former counsellor of the state department, who is finishing up some work before finally severing his con nection with the department, was at work ' today on the complicated ques tions of extradition Involved Telegrams . prepared by Mr. ; Moore for Secretary Bryan' to be sent to Governor Colquitt were expected to be made public later: in -the day. ,., M'CARTHY ALIVE IM HEW ORLEANS Alleged Victim of Mexican Bandits Located By U. S. . ? Authorities. Painsville, O., March 6 George Wil liam McCarthy, missing Painsville railroad engineer, believed to', have been slaim by bandits . or rebels in Mexico for whom tbe state department at ; Washington was conducting search, is alive and well. This, announcement came' from New- Orleans, -where McCarthy has been lo cated. It gave details of bis serious injury and narrow escape from death "In Mexico. Mr. McCarthy has rela tives in Bridgeport, Conn. - When notified today . of the escape of their brother Albert and. Thomas, McCarthy 1173 Stratford avenue, said they had beard nothing to indicate the details of his escape. They live with two sisters who are ' also anxi ously awaiting news. George McCarthy was well known in this city some years ago, having oeen brought up on the east - side. His death as reported from El Paso, Texas, some weeks ago and the Broth erhood of American ' Locomotive En gineers were willing to pay the widow death beraefjts. The government was Investigating the manner of his death when the report of his ' presence in New Orleans was reported today. NEW , PAMPHLET ON INCOME TAX HERE. A carefully indexed pamphlet upon the ; lg.w . regulations relative -to the tax on income of individuals, corpora tions, join stock companies, "... associa tions - and Insurance companies has been Issued, by the department of in ternal revenue) at Washington. . A number of these have been sent to the local office and will be distributed to those Interested upon application. It is the intention of the local officers to send them to all . lawyers, factor ies, mercantile establishments, etc Copies may -be-had upon application in person at the office in the- Federal building. BRIDGEPORT DEALERS THREATEN TO ENJOIN AWARD OF SPRINKLER CONTRACT BY BOARD OF SUPPLY New York Concern Piye Ton Truck And Tank, . Though Local Dealers " Enter Lower Bids - j? . Claim' That Specifications Were Un certain, .That Board Demanded No : Test And Declined To Inspect Competitive Trucks Local automobile dealers are con sidering an application for an injunc tion to prevent the award of a con tract for an auto water ' sprinkler to Charles ' Hvass & Co.', 611 E. 18th street. New Tork, at $4,250. The local dealers assert that Hvass was not low (bidder, and that trucks equal, or superior, - were offered for 1&93 money. ' v ' ' They also complain- that the board of contract and supply was unfair In dealing with the local (bidders. It is alleged that the board did not cause a test of the trucks to be. made, and that it declined to look over . trucks offered for Inspection." Among tbe competing . concerns were . toe iocomom le company , oi America, Elm Auto Company, E. . M. Jennings, The General Motors Service &' Truck Company, Harry M. Ford, J. L. Carpenter, Blue Ribbon Garage, and Consolidated Motor Company. , Five of the bidders were lower than 'the successful concern, And- several of the bidders offered equipment sara to be in every way equal to that which the board accepted. The announcement of the award lett the Bridgeport dealer very indignant and determined to resent the "treat ment which they bad received. GLYtlHOJRGES STATE LABOR" DEPARTMENT Governor of New; it orK Planjjj Aid for "Army ' of Unemployed" ; Albany, March , 6. Governor' 1ynn, in. a special message today, asked the legislature to enact a measure he has prepared for theVadd off the unem ployed. The project Is for" the crea tion Of a new ijjureau of employment in the state department1 of labor. Tbe scheme contemplates the estab lishment of public employment bu reaus at various points, the supreme director to be chosen by a civil ser vice examination. An .advisory - com mittee composed of prominent employ ers and representatives- of labor woula be appointed by - theCfalbor commis sioner -for eacb office. ' . . It as specified that no applicant for work 'shall toe deprived' off the bureau's assistance because of. his refusal to work In an estafojiishment where a strike is 4n progress. There, would be separate . departments for men, wo men and children.- -''''... "While I do not believe that , the present situation is so serious as some would bave us believe, said the gov ernor, "I am persuaded that It. is seri ous enough to demand our considera tion; Whatever the state as a state oan do to provide work; for I he unem ployed it is morally bound to do' THAW'S LAWYER !H FIRST TRIAL IS DEBARRED BY COURT New. Tork, March 6. Clifford W- Hartridge, counsel for Harry K. Thaw at his first trial ' for the killing' of Stanford White, was disbarred from the practice of law today by the ap pellate division of the supreme conn. The court found " that HartTidge had squandered $39,000 to induce women witnesses who might bave lestinea against Thaw to leave the city. MOTORMAX TESXFTES IN ROGERS XNQCIBT . Angevin e Thomas Rogers, a motcr man for the Connecticut Company, living at 61 Park stret," appeared be fore Coroner John Phelan, this morn ing, to give what information he pos sessed on the death . of Charles II. Rogers on the night of March 3rd. The motorman testified that the ac cident occurred when his car was some distance away and that he had no definite knowledge of the manner of death. Coroner Phelan before making a ; finding will ascertain whether another car passed the spot before -that operated by Motorman Rogers. -. . .::'' DECISION IN MELLEN CASE EXPECTED TUESDAX It is expected that Judge Turtle of the superior court will give his decis ion next Tuesday on the demurrer filed . by counsel for former President Charles Si Mellen of the New Haven road, who is accused of criminal re sponsibility for the Westport wreck; The criminal superior court will not convene again until Tuesday. Gets Order For A The specifications offered by thf board were Indefinite. They ali for a five ton auto truck, eruipp! with a 1,200 gallon steel tank arsd efficient means of distributing the water. The tank is to be used for streets not sprinkled with oil. - On the Hvass bid the kind, of tank equipment is not speclfte ecoomitour t the Wds as asked toy the board of con tract and supply. Tbe prirrkJer eqiri? ment is a special "Hvass' arracsf- . ment specified only by ttna name men tioned. ' Harry M. Ford, proprietor of t"n Columbus garage, submitted one of the lowest and most comprehend. vs bids for. the eprlrdfler truck,' trot tht board disqualified. It because - thr claimed it was unsigned. 'Neverthe less, Mr. Ford's bid wtas 5carn1l toy a certified check of -J1&8.75, whlcri was 6 per cent, of his bid, and Mr. Ford lives in Bridgeport and conducts a business here. Mr. Ford's 'bid wwue $3,975 on a l,2'-0 gal, 5-ton Kelly truck. He bad spec ified what is known as sptassh bearl plates in the water tank. X7iea ptaton. are designed so that if tbe trw.-Jt J9 brought to a quick stop the mome-n-tum brought on by the crutick strict f the water tank will not drive tbe ve biole forward at risk to It. GOVERNOR PHA FOR EGOiitltViV - f I i ( i i Litchfield Decries Excessive j Expenditure" of State's A Money. . Hartford, March 6 There bas ben forwarded to Governor Baldwin ty George H. .Hunt, town clerk of Litch field, a copy of a resolution paaiwsd a t the adjourned town meeting in Litch field on March 2, as follows: "Resolved -That it la the aema of the' inhabitants of the town of Litch field that a stop should be put" to tba excessive expenditure of the state"? money until Its, former satisfactory condition of. practical freedom from indebtedness Is resumed. "That the representatives from this town to the next general assembly and the Senator from this district should oppose all wasteful expendi tures of the people's money. "That we extend our thanks to the governor for the'flrm stand which hi has taken in favor of economical ex penditure of the people's -money an 1 against illegal uses of the same as well as for his vetoes of appropriation bills whereby large sums of monmy were saved to the state and that thi town clerk is directed to send a copy of this vote, to His Excellency, Gover nor Baldwin." INVALID, IHSANE, SHOOTS HER IIURSE Mystic, Conn., Woman Danger ously vvounaea in igni With Patient. Wnwistsr. fass March 6 llr. Elizabeth J. Powers, 57 years old, fcrif of Lorenzo J. rowers, Knot ana can- gerously wounded Miss Agnes t . son. E8 Tears old. housekeeper in th Powers' home, during a fit of Insanity today. Misa Kisson came' to Worcester fr-m MvuHc. Conn., last May to care for fhn Powers home because Mrs. Power i had been an invalid for the past eight years and had. Become unaote to ca- for' herself. Whale Miss S'.8on waj preparing breakfast for her min :- about 10 o'clock, ' Mrs. Powers enter-! the kitchen clad only In a bath roi and began to fire a revolver at Sisson. The latter eranDled with Mrs. Pow ers and. fought for the possession ,'. the, -revolver but Mrs. Powers pu.i-J the trigger while they were struzhn and then Miss Sisson tried to escap by running from the kitchen. Mr. Power-a fired a third shot at hr bp! this struck her In the back, enterir the right .lung and inflicting a dan gerous wound. Miss Sisson was hurried to the ci: hospital and Mrs. Powers, aftwr bn? placed under arrest, was also taken to the hospital for observation regard, ing her mental condition. The funeral of Charles K. Hor. the former horse trainee who wai killed by an auton:obile driven Francis . H. Derby, chauffeur for Whiting Mfg. Co:, on Tuesday ms?ht, was held this afternoon at 2 o'cloc k from the undertaking parlors of Cui linan & Mullins. . Rev. Henry Woodruff, pastor of the Black Rork Corfgregational church conduct fd th services. There were t numb-r beautiful floral tributes. The b.r. I was in La kt view cemettrry.