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BRIDGEPORT, CONN., PRID AY, APRIL 10, 1914
PRICE TWO CENTS
I. C. C. PLANS S
TO OBTAIN: REG
OF BILLARD . I
Mandamus Proceedings To ' Gompell
Production Of The Books WHl Be
Brought Against New Haven Rail
road Of f icialsOne Witness Tells
Of Transactions Involving Mil
lions Of Dollars .
Washington, April 10 Mandamus proceedings to compel
the production of books and papers to disclose financial deai-
1 ings between the New Haven Railroad and the Billard com
pany will be started immediately by the interstate commerce
'commission. ' J V '
ntr.j 1 T71 11 I 11 A T : ..1 J 1 ; 4.1.
"Luliei ijounse r uijs. auuou uueu . ixitiu lie wuuiu uriug uik
- proceedings probably atNew Haven. His decision came at
the end of a morning of examination of witnesses who re
' fused to answer questions intended to develops evidence of
Hoalinira inr-lirinr -millirinsi rf HnllT Tlnnm thft nHviiB ctf
their attorneys, they denied the right of the interstate com
merce cornmission to inquire into the financial - affairs be
tween the company and the railroad. . v-.'V-'V
1 When the hearing adjourned there was a probability
that the testimony of Charles S. Mellen, former president of
the New Haven system, might be delayed to 'await the out
come of the 'mandamus proceedings.
matainston. April 10. Further in-
o-airy Into the financial affairs of the
"Newr Haven railroad -was begun by
the Interstate commerce commission
today after several weeks of investi
gation into the booka of the company.
The inqniry. Tinder the direction of
Commissioner MoChord,' is 'being made
.In compliance 'with a Senate resolu-
tion directing the commission to de
velop all (facts regarding the New
(Haven's banking connections, the, pur
chase of lt subsidiary properties, the
money paid for them and the emolu
ments, for commissions paid for nego
tiating1 the -various transactions. ;-
Obomisiionsr McChord -announced
4hat the principal matter to be .con
sidered at 'present were the relatione
of the Billard company to the finan
cial operations of the New Haven.
"Walker D. Hinee, counsel - for - the
present management of the- (Mew 'Ha
' Ten, said at the opening that it was
the policy of Chairman iEHliott and
the present management to co-operate
in every "way with the commission
and famish all information.
AJJSWERS REFUSED. ,
Harry V. Wnlpple, ' "president , of the
Merchants (National Bank, of New
Haven, the first witness, refused to
testify as to his business relations
with the Billard ' company. - He said
he was not now a stockholder in that
company, but bad (been up to last fall.
"To whom did yoo'sell your stock
In the Billard company?" he was
Baked. .. '.-.".- ','
"I most decline to answer that ques
tion because I regard it as an Inva
sion of my personal , rights, ; replied
"Whipple. ' ; ' i "
Judge Stoddard, -counsel for the New
Haven, explained Mr. Whipple's dec
lination to reply.
"We challenge the right and the iu
, risdietion of the commission, eahi he,
"to lxHroire Into any aot of the J311
lard company. Our conclusion Is that
euch an Inquiry -would he beyond the
scope of the commission's authority.
.Acting trpon that conclusion jre have
decided to decline to answer questions
relating to such matters."
lirNTS AT KOJEBTEDNESS. ,
""Were there any relations between
the Billard company and the New
Haven during your - incumbency as
treasurer of the ."BUlard company?"
Mr. Whipple was asked.
The witness again declined to an
swer by advice of counsel.
Suppose, suggested. Chief Counsel
foTk, of ttie commission,' "that it can
tie shown that the Billard . company
owes the 'Mew -Haven railroad many
millions of dollars, do you think that
Jt would he desirable to conceal this
fact in view of the desire of the Sen
ate for the Information V
"I thin, -interrnpted Judge Stod
dard, "that the Senate resolution has
one far beyond the powers either of
this, commission or of Congress,
INeither the commiesiion nor Congress
has any power to investigate the re
lations, if any, of the Billard com
pany and the New Haven railroad."
A series of qnestions was put to
Whipple intended - to develop evi
dence of financial relations between
the BUlard Company and the New
'Haven or the Billard company and
' the New England Navigation Co. He
declined in every Instance to answer.
He refused to say whether there
YitLA hMn n trAftfnuHAn V. i
Billard Company and the New Eng
land Navigation Company Involving
tll.00,009 or not; whether the New
Haven through its subsidiary, the
New England Navigation Co.,. did not
advance to John L. Billard a million
.dollars onis four promisory notes,
. er whether Billard , was Indebted to
the New- England Navigation com-
pany, for .two million dollars.
' ' BOOKS NOT PROrT7CEI.
The i counsel for the commission
' said Mr. Whipple had" been directed
by subpoena to bring books, docu-
ments and contracts of the Billard
Company. v " v
"Are you prepared," he inquired,
"to produce those ..books and docu
, ments?" . .
"I am not," Whipple responded, and
'declined to say whether his refusal
- was or was not because the books.
. were too bulky.
To' Samuel Hemingway, president of
-the Second National Bank of New
Haven, a similar line of questions
was put. He also declined to answer.
Hie counsel, Homer S. Cummings, of
Sfew Haven, said he had. concluded
' "rtmnaxMtm to uah iaisn'elaa by
the witness would be Inappropriate as
they were quite beyond the powers of
the commission." ; ' - .
"Suppose It couI-i be shown,"" sug
gested Mr. Folk;, "that the Billard
company was owned and controlled
by the" New i Haven road - through
dttmrny directors and officials?,, Would
that hare nothing to do with an: in
quiry into the, -New -Haven's- financial
transactions?" " .' .. ' .
' COJfGBESIs'POWilB TNTQX.VEIi
"I do not regard this," Said Mr.
Cummlngsy "as a proper tribunal, to
conduct this inquiry. Oongreesx has
no poorer to investigate, the BUlard
company." r - !- v: ,
- "en-?-tliough-::5 inter jepted-- Mr;
Folk, "the Ballard comaanv he it hold-
llng company of an interstate' rail
road?"- -, ' - '.':-.'.-".. ,,:'"
"I am not on the witness s'feaitd,"
responded (Mr. ' Cummlngs. , . : c .'
By direction of Commissioner Mc-
Chord, the record of the proceedings
iS;4o show that the witnesses refused
to answer essential questions in the
face of a ruling by the commission.
A. S. May, treasurer' of the New Ha
ven,' testified that the road i did not
hold securities - of the New 'England
Navigation Company butt did ofvn all
the stock. .-,-s : ; . ,
"What .obligations of John Ij. Billard
or of the Billard Company were held
by " the New Haven -, or the "New IJng-
land Navigation Company""
"Only such,' replied Mr. "May, "as
were necessary to the-conduct of - the
affairs of the New Haven."
CONCERNS B. & Mi DBAU
. "Did Mr. BiHard . give his note to
the New England Navigation Company
for $2,743,500?" -,
"T think so."
"What . transaction did that note
"It is impossible," responded the
witness, "for me to explain all the de
tails 4nt I think the transaction was
in connection with the -acquisition ol
the Boston & Maine stock."-"'
- Mr. May said he knew nothing about
a million dollars said to ' have been
turned over by the New England QVav
igation Company to Billard.
RECALLS $11,000,000 NOTES
"P'ld the BTew Haven own a note of
John Billard (for- $11,000,000 and did the
New Haven transfer that note to the
New England , Navigation company
for one of, equal amount?" (Mr. May
was asked. .: . -
"I think iso,1 but do not recall the
He explained that all ' relations be
tween the New Haven 'and the "Bil
lard company has ceased last month.
. "After the institution of this inves
tigation?" : - - . r r .
"Oh, yes," he replied. ' .:
Walker r. Hinee, counsel for the
New Haven, explained; that the rela
tions of the companies ceased with an
exchange of securities. .
The Billard company, the witness
.said, had no other "business than that
with the New Haven that he knew of.
PROFIT ON STOCK SALE
"Is it a fact," inquired Counsel Do
hery, of -: the commission, "that Bil
lard .bought of the New (England! Nav
igation company Boston & Maine
stock for $125 a share and subse
quently sold it back to the navigation
company for $160 a share?"
"I think some such transaction oc
curred." "Did the profit on that transaction
amount to. about. $2,700,000?"
I can express no opinion as to
"Do you know whether Billard act
ed in that transaction as an individual
or for the New Haven Company?"
I do not'know," replied Mr. May.
He added that the Billard Company
securities' were kept in the New Haven
road's vaults and it apparently had no
"Do you know how much of a loss
the New Haven road sustained through
its connection with the Billard Com
pany ?" Mr. May was asked.
"I do hot."
"Or how great a loss it sustained
through the " Boston & ' Maine . or
through John S., Billard?".
. "No sir." '
"Do you know " inquired Counsel
Doherty,- of anything that is . being
covered up in the books of the New
"I do not." . , - :
PAYMENTS TO MEtLEf.
: . "When the exchange of securities
(Continued on Page 2
FIRE TANK OF
Valuable Oil - Properties At
' With Destruction.
WARSHIPS ARE .REFUGE
OF? ALL FOREIGNERS
Two Women Hanged For At
tempting to Release Pris
oners From Cuartel.
Washington, April 10 Contimied
fighting at . Tampico- with . great dam
age to the valuable oil properties tnere
was reported to the state and navy
departments today in despatches- from
the warships on the Mexican coast.
An official statement at the state-department
described the situation as
to the oil properties this way: . ;
"Several oil tanks have been struck,
one is on fire and oil is running Into
the river. , A number' of refugees axe
on the warships." . ' ?
Tlie fighting at Tampico was describ
ed as heavy with, the rebels In pos
session of Dona Cecilia . and Arbol
Grande. .-- , ' .- -' i i -
' Rear Admiral Fletcher reported that
Rear- Admiral Mayo- had delivered an
other letter- to General Zaragosa about
the shots fired into the' Pierce oil plant
from. Federal gunboats. Grave fears
are felt here that there may be whole
sale, destruction : of the properties. .:
Assurance was received that all
American women and . children are
gathered into place ' of safety.
T .a teat reports, to the navy depart
ment are summarized In this -statement:
- i .'j "
''At 3 p. m.j Thursday, Admiral Mayo
reported : from; Tampicoi to. Admiral
Fletcher at Vera Crux that there' ha
been, but desultory firing since day
break. Two women have been report
ed hanged for attempting to release
prisoners . from CMarteL A constitu
tionalist prisoner ' has been reported
hanged for having bullets In his pos
"At 10 j; m Admiral Mayo reported
further .that there was a lull in the
fighting during the afternoon.. "The
Vera Cruz moved -up to the vicinity
of ' Tolisl- and did someitfiring. There
wasalso fighting In trenches near Al-
- Admiral - Mayo has delivered another
letter to General Zaragosa relating to
damage by gunboats to the Pierce oil
plant. , An oil tank at Arbol Grande
was on fire at 8--.30. it j v '
"Sixty women ( and chydren " have
been taken on- board-'the Des Moines
and all American women and children
have been brought up from points- on
the river lielow the city except at Xa
barra.! Those who were there have
gone, aboard the German tanker. Osa
go. " Admiral Mayo "emphasizes . that
refugees desire . refuge, not removal.'
Trolleymen Discuss Contem-
, plated Changes in Sched-,
, ule and May Form-
' ulate New Agree- '
' .- ; ment .
As the . time limit of the agreement
between the Connectiouft company '-and
the trolleymen draws near, the com
pany announces - mac n win reauoa
the number of "tears on the 'North Main
Street, North Bridgeport, - Bamum
avenue and Beardsley It-'arR oivisions.
commencing Sundiay next, when - one
car -will be taken from each line.
:it is asserted by the company that
the running time of each of the re
maining cars will 'be cut down so as
to hurry them over .the lines with
arreater. speed and yet perform the
same service. ', ' - t
Motormen who are today expected
to bring their cars into dispatching
points promptly on time and -are now
frequently compelled to make fast
time through the city to comply, are
wondering how they will reconcile the
new schedule with the book of rules
which prohibits running faster than"
eight miles an hour within a mile of
City Ball. -
The -, agreement between the com
pany and the trolleymen which , has
been in force for some years, expires
in -June of this year. It is expected
that the men will demand less hours
of duty than assigned under the pres
ent system, which at their last "pick
of runs' gave every day man a "trip
per; 'or extra car. to be run enter the
regular .-day service. As the men con
tend that some employes are now
working on runs from 10 1-2 to 13
hours, It is expected that concessions
will be asked from the company in
NEW BRITAIN CHURCH
New Britain, April 10 In connec
tion with the annual . spring confer
ence of the Life and Advent Union
in this city, services of dedication for
the new Second Advent churchy were
held at 2 o'clock this afternoon, The
conference opened last evening under
the direction of Elder C. Elmore
Watkins. , .
. Albany-'-The bill creating the state
department . of food and markets - was
signed by the governor. ; .;.
Bolivia is soon
to have four -new
Man Missing For Eight Days Is
Found Dead in Open
NO EVD3ENCES OF
FOUL. PLAY FOUND
Belief Prevails That His Death
Was Caused by
("Special to The Farmer.) .
Newtown," April - io A party of
searchers under the direction of Con
stable . Thomas Carlson and Assistant
Town Clerk E. J.Pltzschler,' in mak
ing' a ' search of the- coun
try lying between Mt Pleasant road
and the Brook field turnpike, a little
before noon today discovered the dead
body of Patrick Mclnerney, in a field
near the Peck peach orchard.
Mr. Pitzschler -made the discovery.
The 'body was found in a recumbent
position on fairly smooth ground,
There were no evidences of a struggle
or accident visible.
t Mr. ; Mclnerney had 'been to Haw
leyville, it appears from the evidence
of several who had spoken to him or
seen him there on the day" of his dis
appearance eight days ago.
Though Medical Examiner' W. H.
Eiernan had not made an official find
ing, up to a late hour, it was generally
believed that Mclnerney"s deajh was
due to exposure. '
The deceased was once a wen Known
rubber worker.-:. He' was' about 55
years of age, and of late years was
very deaf. ; His affliction had impair
ed his usefulness at his trade. - -
Mclnerney was one - of' the best
known residents of the town, with
many relatives and a host of acquaint
ances. Mrs. M. C. Bradley of this
town- and Mrs. John Kane of Zoar,
and Mrs. Dennis Quinlivan of Bridge
port are sisters of the deceased.
Funeral Directors Honan & Brew
took charge of the remains. '
The medical examiner has reported
that death was due to natural causes.
Former Yale Student, Charged
With Assault; Will Have
Hearing April 18
v New Haven, April. 10-? The case of
Stanhope W. Nixon, son of Louis Nix
on, former Democratic national ' com
mitteeman, 'who is charged- with
breach of the peace as a result , of an
attack on E. Hi Everit, of this city
last October, . alleged to have been
committed by Nixon, was continued in
the city court today until April 18.
This was in accordance with an
agreement reached by counsel for Nix
on and the city attorney at a confer
ence a day or, two ago at which Nixv
on's counsel stated that his client was
quite ill at his home In New York.
Everit was struck on the' head with
an iron bolt and : very ' seriously in
Jured. : The Incident is -said to have
occurred while a group of Tale stu
dents including Nixon -were returning
to their quarters from a wine supper.
Following the preliminary proceed
ings on April 2 after Nixon's arrest.
the young man was withdrawn from
college by his father. He is . under
$1,500 bonds;, ' , ' "
BY MAINE G. 0. P.
Motion to Endorse His Nomina
tion in. 1916 Meets
Augusta, M., ' April 10.- A ' move to
have the Republican state convention
yesterday recommend, the- nomination
of Theodore Roosevelt as a candidate
for president in 1316 met with failure.
A resolution to that end adopted ' by
the Beptrblicau caucus of the town of
Yarmouth was offered as an amend
ment to the platform, Jtout .was de
clared - out of " Order. iEtesolutions
passed ' by the Republican national
committee last December fixing the
basis , of representation in the ' next
national convention were approved
unanimously. - - ,
PLAN PROBE OF ALL '
k FEEBLEMINDED IN U.
' Washington,' 'April 10 A nation
wide - investigation of feeble-minded
children, it was said today, would
result from a conference between the
-fresiaent ana jvuss J una iatnrop.
head of the United States's Children's
"Next to child labor conditions in
this country, the most appalling prob
lem to be solved is the proper care of
feeble-minded children," Miss Lath
rop said after the conference, "and
the President is earnestly in favor
of an inquiry which will remedy con
ditions." '' -
JEFFERSON SCHOOIS BALL
TEAM TRIMS SHETTON
Jefferson gave Shelton's baseball
nine a" bad beating" this morning. It
was a big feature when Clark wallop
ed a home run in the seventh inning.
The battery " for - Jefferson Was Laf oe
and Fitzsixnmons. The score: was 50
to II in favor of Jefferson, 1
Mighty Heartening of Senators
Effected by His Tolls
. , -l . Speech.
SCORES SPEAKER CLARK'S
DEFIANCE OF WORLD
Freedom of Canal to American
Shipping Not Expedient, -His
The Washington correspondent of
the Springfield, (Mass.) Republican,
writing under date of April 8, gives
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massa
chusetts crediC for having greatly in
uenced the feeling in the upper House
of Congress by his speech in favor of
the repeal of the f ree tolls clause for
coastwise American shipping lri the
Panama canal act. The article says:
There was mighty heartening today
among the advocates of free, tolls re
peal because of a speech byv Senator
Lodge of Massachusetts. In a very
unusual . effort, he held a great audi
ence at-attention to the very last, and
made a logical - argument which is
bound to have material influence upon
the contest in, the Senate.
There are yet many wavering sena
tors on this question, in which regard
Mr. Lodge had an opportunity such as
rarely comes to speak with." conviction.
He did not fail to improve it. Indeed,
before the day "was over several sena
tors came to say his discussion had
helped them.. f
His conclusion that there was noth
lng in the treaty prohibiting exemp
tions for pur own vessels, but that as
a matter of expediency, because of
divergent interpretations and foreign
opinion, the free-tolls clause should be
abandoned, appealed to the Senate.
Mr. Lodge plainly struck at the tone
"of : Speaker Clark's remarks - in . the
House when he ridiculed the "perfeot
safe amusement" of hurling "defiance
at the rest of the world."- - f
But Washington is still throh-Wng
with activity ovefthe' tolls issue. Inti
mations came from the -White House
offices again today that the president
is contemplating - a statement, but it
was said certain newspapers which
have been ranpant in denunciation. Si
the administration might pe called to
account fort printing advertising mat
ter as news, which is an offense under
federal law. a. ,'- '-. ." ; "'.. :
administration will countenance a cru
sade against' these newspapers, al
though congressmen are . wincing "un
der misrepresentation. - Representative
"Vollmer" of Iowa spoke to personal
-privilege today, to deny that he had
refused to be a candidate for re-elec
tion because of his tolls vote, f
The Senate had other tolls speeches
this afternoon, including one by v Mr.
Thomas, of Colorado, hut concluded
the day with a brief executive session
without any confirmations.
Ticket Sale To Open
Morning Of April 16
Through an . errors it was published
yesterday that tickets for the concert
of John McCormack, the greatest liv
ing lyric singer, which is to be given
under; the auspices of the Elizabeth
Seten Ouild at the new Poll theater,
Sunday evening, April 26, were now on
sale. Mr. D. F. McSweeney, person-
al representative, for Mr. McCormack,
arrived here late yesterday and after
a . conference with the officers of : the
guild arranged whereby the sale would
open on Thursday morning of next
week. Until that time there will be
no tickets sold to anyone and - the
first in line will be first served. Mall
orders will be received, ; but - not filled
until the public sale has taken place.
Mr. McSweeney announced that the
sale of .tickets would be in charge ol
Steinert & Sons. 915 Main street. 'Mr.
McCormack will sing in addition - to
other selections, those wonderful folk
lore ballads which he has made fa
BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED
At their regular meeting held last
night because of the holiday today,
the buildings commissioners granted
13 permits, the aggregate cost of the
work to be $16,539. The permits fol
E. F. Wells; one story frame addi
tion No. 176 Newfleld avenue.
Conn. Breweries Co., a frame shed
at Grand and North Washington ave
J. H. Eeenan, a two family frame
dwelling north side of Harmony St.
. S. D. Rohide, a cement block ga
rage ' storage building, south side of
- H. L. and L. R. Blackman, one
family framed welling west side of
Jacob Weinstine, a cement block
garage , east side of Wallace St.
Chas. Schatz a frame barn, east
side. No. 2320 Cast Main street.,
Miss Lucy Bray, a one story frame
addition to dwelling west side No.
133 Pembroke street. - ' "'"'
Chas. Logan, a frame garage, north
side of Fairfield avenue.
Louis Cohen, a cement .block store.
south side of Stratford avenue.
Max Kelschner, two family frame
dwelling corner of Fairview avenue
and Gurdon street.
McComick and Barry, frame ad
dition to , rink corner of Brooklawn
and Capital avenue. -
City of Bridgeport, a frame com
fort station, south side of Cherry St.
Alum Ss worn as a charm inparts
of Asia Minor. A triangular piece is
placed in a case of silver and worn
sunnded about the neck.
: ' Is' Poiiiid, On Shore
Both Recaptured After Thrill
ing Chase Through Streets
. , of Putnam.
Putnam, Conn, April 10 George
Petenaude and James Nicolletti made
a sensational but unsuccessful attempt
to escape here today while on the way
from the jail at Brookline to the state
reformatory, af Cheshire.
The prisoners, 'who are between 21
and 2 6 years old; were brought hand
cuffed together by automobile from
the jail, to the railroad ' station by
Deputji Sheriff JohnsO. Fox and De
puty Sheriff George F. Holbrook. On
the way to the depot Petenaude pick
ed the lock i on the handcuffs, freeing
himself and his fellow prisoner. They
kept the handcuffs on their wrists,
however, until they were about to step
onto the- express at the station when
they threw them off and dashed away,
each in a difterenflirection."
The officers raised an alarm and
started after their fleeing prisoners,
followed by a crowd which grew' as
the chase continued. Petenaude ran
down the main street and into a tea
store, where he hid. himself in the
basement among the boxes and bar
rels. There he was found by his pur
suers. Nicolletti was captured in a
suburb of the-towna - quarter of a
mile away. Both surrendered peace
ably. They were at liberty about half
an hour., .;-',--- ...
Petenaude laughed as he declared.
after being taken back to the railroad
station, how he had freed himself and
-ha.ffnBpnion.'; ' . ''-
"Those ''nanflcufra 'were easy," -he
saiA" Their first thought he said was
to Jump from the automobile out this
they considered would be too danger
ous and they, decided to wait u$til they
reached the station. . ,. " ,
They were sentenced at the ' last
term of the superior court, Petenaude
for, burglary at Plainfield and .."Nicol
letti from Thompson for connection
with an alleged "black hand" game.
Oil TOLLS ISSUE
District uv Which He Was De
feated Heavily Republi
can For Years. U
(By Our- Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, April '10 A close an
alysis of the special election in New
Jersey . in which O'Byrne, Democrat,
was beaten by Drukker, Republican,
by 6,380 leads one to believe that the
returns were not given to the public
as carefully as they might, have been
or else there was a strong 'effort, made
to make political capital 'out of the
result. . . For many years the' district
where the election was held, which
embraces the city of Paterson that has
suffered more industrial troubles than
most -any community in. the country
was a Republican district with a nomi
nal Republican . plurality of 6,000
votes. : '
When President Wilson was elected
Governor of iNe w Jersey in191Q he
lost tbe district by 6,000 votes. When
Fielder, ran for governor recently on
the Democratic ticket he lost the dis
trict by 7,000 votes. The Progressives,
who polled 4,700 votes in, the district
a year ago, received less than a thou
and in this election. . .' ,
The real surprise of the election was
the Socialist gain. On the same day
that Siedel, former Socialist mayor of
Milwaukee went down to defeat be
fore the fused Republican and Demo
cratic - tickets of Milwaukee, the So
cialists polled over 5,000 votes in Pat
erson where they had polled but 1,000
a year before. 7
. The real story of the New Jersey
election was that a Republican dis
trict had gone Republican and that
Socialism had gained over 4,000 votes.
It was' true that "Bob" Bremner,
deceased had been elected to his seat
in the "district on the Democratic tic
ket; but he owed his success to a re
markable personal popularity and the
Democratic wave ' that swept the
As for O'Byrne he was not a strong
candidate. . He had been out of . the
district: for ten years and, was not
known as well as he might have been.
He went home from Washington to
vote and then returned to his employ
ment at the capital.
O'Byrne made his campaign on tho
ground that , he favored' free canal
tolls and on the last day of the cam
paign he changed his position and.
announced that he would favor a re
peal of the tolls bilL While he had
the endorsement of the President ot
the start his 'eleventh hour change
on the question put him in opposition
to the President. This did not bring
much support to his banner and lie
gained for himself the label of -"Wobbler,"
and it was a foregone conclu
sion when the polls opened on elec
tion day that he was doomed to de
"The home of Melville B. Stone at
Tarrytown, N. T., was entered by bur
glars who escaped with silverware
vAluad at 12SftO.
FOR REPORT OF
Delay in Transmission of New?
to Authorities Retards
MANY- WOUNDS ON
, FACE AND TORSO
Cottager Visiting Home in Re
mote Section of Long
Beach Makes Find.
The mutilated, partly cloth
ed body of a handsome woman,
thrown-up by the waves on
Long Beach, Stratford, was dis
covered at . 10:30 this moraine
by John Spillane, a machinist
or i this city who was visitin g
his cottage orr the shore.
The remote location of the
scene of the discovery, n1 i
lay in the transmission of the
information, to the proper of
ficials, prevented Medical Ex
aminer Cogswell of Stratford,
from reaching the, corpse until
late this afternoon.
Up to. press hour the motor
bpat that took the medical ex
aminer, and newspapermen t
the scene, had not returned,
and the local police and Straf
ford Authorities, were nwgif
ing with Axiety the report of
the medical examiner.'
The .only information avail
able of the condition nf th'
body-was furnished by Mr.
SpiUane, who retu rned frot.i
the remote section of the cot
tage dotted peninsula, across
Lewis' gut to the Mi&mopn!!
yacht club just before noon. He
believed the wpman had bw-n
opunuie wa i bluiuuik x s J ll ail
animation of his cottage,, when, lrt
front of the cottage of David Mlir,
near the Lordship Park end of Lorn 5
Beach, he eaw the body'on the ebor-.
fHemad'e 'a careful' examination, ani
then hastened to the city to get word
to the authorities. ,
1 He says that the body appeared ?o
him' to toe that of a woman betwen
85 and' 40 years of age, with dark ha;p
and dark eyes. Jt wa nude from the
waist up, and the arms were badly
cut and discolored. There was a -iit
on the forehead and a ehocJtin?
ngurement on the upper lip. laying
bare the teeth in the upper jaw.
Spillane was not prepared to c
whether the lip was torn before death,
or that its condition was due to th
action of the elements. The eyela.-n-es,
he noticed, were gone, due. he
lieves to tne action or tne water, ti
noted that one of the canine tep-th, of
the ' upper jaw, ' was capped with a.
circular band of gold. He mad a
cursory examination of the body, ar1
saw that- there were several cuts and
bruises, but he did not note their posi
tion, leaving that task for the authori
ties. ' - , -
The lower part of the body was cla'I
in a black overskirt, a white under
skirt, and black stockings and Mir- -:
; SpiUane hurried to the Miamocu
Yacht club at the foot- of SeaTiew
avenue and there he telephoned tn
Harbormaster Garrle Paddock. TTi-
latter telephoned to Police JL,!eut. Ha.:
at police headquarters. Hazel learn
ed that the location of the iiovfr-
was In Stratford, and telephoned 10
Medical Examiner Cogswell, who ws
not. at his office. Mrs. Caswell e"t
into communication with the n-sedi'-a!
examiner in the afternoon, and it w.i(
after '2 o'clock when that officla w
able to obtain a motor boat fit f.h"
foot of Seavlew avenue, to hurry t
the scene of the discovery.
ASIATICS WERE FIIiST
SETTLEBS L AMEIUCA
Washington, April 10 Affr
thorough study of the peoples air.,
the fringe of Asia and Siberia, to f'.u:
atra In her effort to trace the r.ri?:n
American, Mrs. Harriet Chatm
Adams, one of America's forf-nnoRr
men explorers, in a communication
the National Geographic Kooift-- t
day expressed the opinion tht S
ancient "Americ" peoples came by y
possibly in broken stages, trom A.-:
Mrs. Alams has just roturm-il to tl
1 . i
Vendors, peddlers and others rt'i : :t -ed
by ordinance to have licen.- f-
their wagons and perwon by Aj.r;?
will be given but a short time to -
ply. - Many have already takw ;;
their renewals, but it is rop.jrtr-! 1
the police that many ter.iD ar. 1: .
seen upon the streets v. H)io.'. 1,
bers . and orders for thc;r a rT' -.
he issued after the l;ir.se of a f