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TWO SECTlCiJS , 20 ,Fnges- Try Tlie Farmer's Want Col-r urns and Prospects Will Be Brighter. VOL. 50 NO. 86 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 UIT 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 represent?" "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 details.". ; 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 that." . "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 other office. "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 Haven " "I do not." . , - : PAYMENTS TO MEtLEf. : . "When the exchange of securities (Continued on Page 2 REBEL SHOTS FIRE TANK OF AMERICAN CO. Valuable Oil - Properties At Tampico Threatened ' 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 session. ' "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.' More Speed, Fewer Cars, After Sunday 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 June. ADYTSNTISTS DEDICATE 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 railway lines. to have four -new NEWTOWN POSSE DISCOVERS BODY OF M'lNERNEY Man Missing For Eight Days Is Found Dead in Open ' Lot. NO EVD3ENCES OF FOUL. PLAY FOUND Belief Prevails That His Death Was Caused by 'Exposure, r ("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. YOUMGJIIKOnilU.. TRIAI POSTPONED 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;, ' , ' " ROOSEVELT SCORNED BY MAINE G. 0. P. Motion to Endorse His Nomina tion in. 1916 Meets With Failure. 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. S. ' 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 Bureau. - "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 LODGE HELPS WILSON'S PLEA FOJT REPEAL 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 Claim. 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. M'Cormack Concert 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 mous. ' 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 low: E. F. Wells; one story frame addi tion No. 176 Newfleld avenue. Conn. Breweries Co., a frame shed at Grand and North Washington ave nue. - 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 Stratford avenue. - H. L. and L. R. Blackman, one family framed welling west side of Park avenue. 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. utilate andsome W : ' Is' Poiiiid, On Shore Two Prisoners Slip Chains; Elude Sheriff 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. O'BYRUE WOBBLED 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 country. 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 feat. - "The home of Melville B. Stone at Tarrytown, N. T., was entered by bur glars who escaped with silverware vAluad at 12SftO. dXorose Of Oman POLICE WAIT FOR REPORT OF DR. COGSWELL Delay in Transmission of New? to Authorities Retards Investigation. 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 murdered. . 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- -: shoes. ; 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 country. PEDDLERS MUST get lh:i:xsi;s 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