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WEDNESDAY AND SATUR
DAY FARMER,
THE WEATIIEU:
Showers; Variable Winds
VOL. 50 NO. 155
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1914
price , two cur;
NINETY KILLED
BY AMBUSHED
REBEL TROOPS
I Federal Re-Inf orcements Shot
Down By Constitution-' .
alist Soldiers.
OMBARDO TO ATTEMPT : x
PEACE MAKERS' ROLE
'ormer Madero Official Seeks
To Reconcile Carranza v
And Gen. Villa.
I On Board TJ S. S. California, Ij
i Fu, Ixwrer California, By Wireless to
If San Diego, Cal., July 1 According to
L authoritative reports nwlved here to
T day, a. detachment of SOO federal
t troops that recently arrived at iia "az
; from Gnaymas was ambushed, near
j" San Diego, lower California, by con-
Btitutionulists. Ninety were killed
! and the remainder routed.
Washington. July 1 -Sir XAoacl
t Carden, British minister in Mexico
r City, has advised- the embassy here
j that a special train bearing British
i refugees will leave Mexico City to-
day. The plan to carry the refugees
' to Puerto Mexico has been abandon
; ed and they will be taken to Vera
' Cruz. The British subjects ai-ej leav
t tag the Mexican capital on the advice
r of the British minister.
F3 Paso, July 1 Miguel Diaz Lom
f hardo, constitutionalist representative
' at Paris, cabled today that he would
leave at once for El Paso. This was
. tafien nere as lnoicauiig uui
j would act as an unofficial peace oom-
tmissiooer between Generals Carranza
j and .Villa . in their yet unsettled'
i fstrangement. 1 ' -
; Lombardo was minister of ptfblic
instruction in the cabinet of the -late
President Madero. He has been
friendly with Villa since the Madero
revolution, is on good terms with
Carranza and is a close friend of Gen
eral Felipe Angeles, whose present re
lation with Villa has been credited as
i occasioning much of ' the ill-feeling
between the two factions of the con
i stitutionalisAs. " .
It was learned today that the pro
posed conference between Villa . and
representatives of Carranza is far
iromi complete. Alfonso . Madero
brother of the late president, t Santos
Cuocatio, the .Peruvian poet who has
been active recently in Mexican af
fairs, and Albert Pani, one of Car
ranza's younger advisers, some days
ago offered their services as media
tors in the internal embroilment, it
was said.. In the meantime. Villa's
heretofore successful campaign with
Mexico City as the ultimate, goal is
delayed indefinitely.
Advices received ' by - mail "from
Guadalajara said that the second
largest city in Mexico was about to
be attacked by General Obregon's
troops. The revolutionists, it was
stated, had cut off the water supply
resulting in depriving the city electric
light and power.
From the eastern part of Mexico
icame reports that the attack on San
ilmis Potosi soon would be attempted
by the troops under General Pablo
Gonzales, Carranza's eastern 'divi
sional commander. '
ISLAM ARCHDUKE'S
BODY HEARS HOME
Spalato, Delmatia, . July 1 The Aus
jtrian battleship Vlribus TJnitis with
j the bodies of the assassinated Arch
1 duke Francis Ferdinand and the
i Duchess of Hbheii'bel'g' on iboard on its
yway to Trieste from Metkpvitch.Herze
l govina, passed close, to the, harbor
'here at a late hour last evening,' ac
companied iby a number of other wir
I ships. The civil authorities, the clergy
and an enormous crowd assembled on
the waterfront to pay homage.
Agram, Croatia, July 1 Anti-Servian
demonstrations ' continued here
today when a .crowd gathered In front
of the town hall and demanded that
the mayor return a Servian decoration
recently conferred on him.
Another crowd Went to the house of
the speaker of the Croatian Diet, who
j is a Servian", and made a noisy demon
et ration against him. Several persona
'were arrested "but later released.
LASSEN PEAK IS IN
ERUPTION AGAIN
i Red Bluff, Cal., July 1. After less
'than 24 ' hours' quiescence. Lassen
Peak I buret forth early today in a
j stupendous eruption the fourteenth
I in the series that began May 30. No
t flames were seen, but the vast plume
Jof blackened, steam tfrom the crater
( waved a mile high in the sky and volt-came
ash fell at Macomber Flats, 13
j miles distant.
rSfOTORCARS COLLIDE, .
OCCUPANTS UNINJURED
f
;. TtldgefleM, Conn.. July 1 As First
.Selectman E. M. Bailey was driving
(his large touring car down West Lane
!he collided at Northrup's Corner
with an automobile belonging to Mrs.
Effingham Maynard, of New. York a
summer resident of Rldgefield. Two
women, besides the chauffeur, were in
the car. No one was injured.. The
Bailey car was so badly damaged as
;to be put out of commission. The
j Maynard car was only slightly dam-j-aged
and proceeded.
FIRE CHIEF FATALLY
HURT, ONE MAN KILLED
i Charlotte, Ttf. CI, July 1 Fire here
today resulted in the death of one
T"-9n and the injury of four others.
' Wallace of the fire department
SEEKS OWNER OF
KEY DISCOVERED III
MRS. ANGLE'S ROOM
New State Prosecutor May Hire
Private Detectives To
Solve Killing.
Stamford, July 1 Among the var
ious articles inspected by the police
at the rooms of Mrs. Helen M. Angle
in an effort to find a solution to the
unexplained violent death of 5 Waldo
Ballou is a key which opens one of
the doors leading into the Angle apart
ments. Today the authorities are en
deavoring to find the swner of the key
and to learn, the reason for its pres
ence in the rooms. They say it does
not belong to Mrs. Angle. . . '
Leonard Blondel, father of Mr An
gle. today gave what hesaid was the
explanation of his daughter's exclama
tion, "Destroy it-, at once!" during a
conversation overheard at $he home Of
Mrs. George Eng-Iev'1 where Mrs. Anglo
has been, stopping since here release
under bonds, after her , detention by
the authorities as a material witness.
His daughter, ' Blondel said, has re
ceived many offers from vaudeville
managers during the last few days and
it was a letter containing such an of
fer that his daughter wished destroy
ed -.- - .
Homer S Cummings took office to
day as state attorney. -He said he had
had offers of assistance in solving the
mystery from many detective agen
cies. He has accepted none of them,
he added. It is 'believed here, how
ever, that the new state attorney may
put a private detective agency to work
on the case.
WHITE SLAVE
ACT CAUSES
"TOO ARRESTS
' ''' - ' ''''
Government Officers Get
Man and Woman In
This City ' ;
CHARGE LEADS BACK
" TO AUSTRIAN CITY
Male Prisoner Accused
,: Making Away With
Big Estate
of
cnarged with a violation of the
Mann "White Slave" act In bringing
Mrs. Marie Jakab, or -Backman. to
Bridgeport and living with her, Stefan
Perbulescu was arrested at 234 Hallett
street, this afternoon, by United States
Inspectors George H. Sheehan and
Martia J. Leonard of Boston and De
tective George F. - Simon of police
headquarters. Mrs. Jakab was ar
rested oh a government warrant
charging that she is an immoral per
son. t
The officers plan to take their pris
oners to Bostbn as soon as arrange
ments can be made, " ' M
The arrests represent an exhaustive
investigation by the government,num
erous visits to Bridgeport by the in
spectors and an almost constant su
pervision of the accused by the loca
authorities for nearly two weeks. Of
ficers say that it is the first local1 ar
rest under the Mann law and one of
the first in New England.
The Austrian government is said to
have started the Investigation after
tracing the accused and making a re
quest upon the United States govern
ment for the arrest of Stefan an
Mrs. Jakab. Stefan- is wanted in
Austria on charges of having abscond
ed from the little, village of ' Kassa
with over $30,000 belonging to the
Kerekes estate,- of which he was the
administrator. .
' According to information received
toy the authorities he married into the
Kerekes family and was made the ad
ministrator of the estate,1 one member
of which was particularly wealthy and
prominent in Austrian affairs. Shortly
afterwards, it is alleged, he met Mrs.
Jakato, became infatuated with her
and they came' to America together.
Stefan is alleged to. have also taken a
quantity' of family-relics, papers and
iewelry in addition to the money. Ac
cording to the authorities, the search
for him was. started by the Kerekes
family more in the hope of getting
back the relics than of recovering the
cash.
. Mrs. Jakab is said to have -come
from a prominent and wealthy Hebrew
family in New York and, but a few
years ago. to have eloped with a New
Yorker, who was representative of a
financial house. Her husband and
family, according to the information
received by the police, were left there
by her. The one with whom . she
eloped is reported as having -blown out
his brains in Austria not a great while
before she met Stefan on account of
having exhausted his financial re
sources in providing for her.
Since coming to Bridgeport, it is re
ported, Stefan and Mrs. Jakab have
'been living quietly on the Fast Side,
both working in a lace factory "nights.
Whether the federal charges will be
pressed if they agree to return to Aus
tria is not stated.
BELLE ZEJfDEB GIVEN
" DIVORCE FROM ARTHUR.
-' :
Judge Tuttle in the superior court
Uhis afternoon gave Belle Zender of
Greenwich a divorce from Arthur
Zender of parts unknown. Desertion
on October. 16, 1909 was alleged. The
couple were married in August, 1907.
Mrs. Zender's maiden name was Belle
Lange. '
The French steamer Xja Gascogne is
stranded on tbe fprtusuesa coast.
COUNT KAROLYI
WILL TALK TO
BRIDGEPORTERS
Local Hungarian Bodies Invite
.- Congressman Donovan
To Meeting.
MAGYARS OF CITY PLAN
PATRIOTIC GATHERING
Parade and Reception To Wel
" come Visiting Statesman -And
Party.
Count Michael Karolyi, who "-is the
successor to Ixtuie Kossuth as the
leader of the Independent party . in
Hungary, will pay a second visit to
Bridgeport on Sunday and at a r
cent mass-meeting of Magyars In the
West End t was unanimously voted.
to invite Hon. Jeremiah Donovan,;
member of Congress from . this dis
trict, to, come to Bridgeport on Sun
day to: attend a gathering which is in
honor of Count Karolyfs visit.-
The invitation which has been sent
Congressman Donovan follows:
xiuuuiawio - - . -' .
"We. the undersigned, representing
all the Magyar inhabitants of the city
of Bridgeport, having been authorized
by a mass-meeting, 'beg to respect
fully invite you to be present at a
patriotic gathering next Sunday af
ternoon. V i
"The purpose of this meeting is
herewith explained: " i
"Count . Michael Karolyi, vthe - leader
of the Independent party in the Par
liament of Hungary, together with
five other members of the same legis
lature, will land in New York next
Saturday. ' '
"These , gentlemen, representing the
most popular political party in Hun
gary which sometimes is called the
Kossuth' party for short intend- to
visit all 'the larger Magyar colonies in
this country. The purpose of ' this
visit is: To arouse the interest' and
moral support ' of the 'American Mag
yars towards the most vital point of
their political creed, that is, to usaks
universal and equal suffrage toy 'eeeret
ballot a law of the country, and, be
sides, to create the same - democratic
spirit In the national life of Hungary
which so splendidly manifests ; itself
in , these glorious United States,--
"As ' our distinguished ' guests are
about to visit Bridgeport next Son
day around 3 J- m., where they will
be received by the authorities of , our
city and over 10,000 local Magyars we
sincerely hope that your honor will
favor- us with your most desired presence.-.
; '
"With the assurance of highest' es
teem, we beg to remain, in the name
of The Asociated Magyar Societies,
Honorable and Dear Congresanap.
i ours very respeciiuny,
N "Alex. iAidman, first Magyar Re
formed church.
"S. F. i Ceernitzky, pastor St. Ste
phen's Roman- Catholic Hungarian
church.
"John Lukaca, pastor of the Holy
Trinity Greek Catholic Hungarian
church. ' r ..
"John Derso, president of the Con
fereration of the Sick Benefit, sooie
Oes. -.'--' '
"Joan Belanyl, member, of. the press
committee."
An invitation has also been extend
ed to (Mayor Wilson and . City Clerk
Robinson to attend. The committee
in "charge waited on these officials to
day to Invite them. ,
It is expected the count and his par
ty will reach this city about 3 o'clock
on Sunday afternoon. The committee
and a number of leading Bridgeport
citizens of Hungarian birth or descent
will meet1 them at the railroad sta
tion. - After an; address of welcome,
the party will be driven in automo
biles to Rjakoczy hall in Bostwick ave
nue, where it- is expected Congress
man Donovan will ateo speak.
The confederation of Hungarian Sick
Benefit societies with many banners
and brass bands will be drawn up In
two lines at State street and (Hancock
avenue to receive the party. The au
tomobiles will pass through the lines '
and then the members of the societies
will act as escorts to Rakoczy . hall,
where a maes-meeting will take -place.
There, will, be addresses by Count
Karolyi- and the members of his par
ty. Congressman Donovan, Mayor Wil
son and others.
A luncheon for the count's party
and. invited guests will be served In
the evening. The count will leave
Bridgeport for New York the same
evening. He ie to visit all the larger
"Hungarian colonies in the United
States in an effort to arouse the in
terest of the Hungarians In America
In securing for their countrymen in
Europe free suffrage and the eecret
ballot in the homeland. ,
PAWNED REVOLVER
OFFEREDJil COURT
Albany, July 1 Efforts of District
Attorney Alexander today were center
ed on proving that a revolver similar
to the one with which Frank J. Clute
was killed was pawned by Malcolm
Gifford Jr.. in Northampton, Mass.,
last winter. The pawned revolver was
offered in evidence today.
Warren T. Risley, a pawnlbroker of
Northampton, testified that he had
loaned seven dollars on a revolver
some time last winter and that he is
sued a ticket to a person who signed
it "M. GIfford." He was not asked if
Malcolm -Clifford, Jr., was the one who
signed the ticket.
William J. Kinsley, a New York
handwriting expert, then, testified that
the person who signed the pawn ticket
for the revolver and the one whose
signature appeared on a check and a
baggag receipt signed toy Gifford
were identical.-' - - -:
Baroaiss Von Grave, -of Winsted,
Conn., ai friend of the Gifford family.
Wru a t T.3Cti4GT.-.in- bg court .today
JAIL SENTENCE IS
IMPOSED ON AUTOIST
New Rritain Man, Sent Up For
Five Days and Fined
' t $100, Appeals.
Joseph Arbour, an - expressman of
56 Whiting street, 'New Britain, was
fined $100 and costs with, five days in
Jail by Judge Coughlin at today's city
court session for . violation of the mo
tor vehicle statute regarding the pa-sa-
ing of a stationary trolley car. The,
hearing was lengthy and spirited, nu
merous witnesses offering contradic
tory evidence. But the testimony of
'Policemen Barton and Kane and of
J. Rudolph Laubscher, Jr., of 630 Kos
suth street, who; were on the trolley
car, .. was conclusive. Attorney M. IX
Saxe of New Britain appeared for the
defense and took an appeal in bonds
of $200. "
It was charged ' that Arbour, who
was driving his automobile on 6tate
street shortly after 3 o'clock Sunday,
afternoon, failed to heed the warning
of - the trolley car conductor as he
stepped from the running board to
assist an elderly end feeble passenger
to alight. 'Despite the warning," It was
tesQfied, " Arbour simply ran closer to
the curb and ran by the car at from
18 to 20 miles an hour.
. .'Policemen Barton and Kane as well
as Mr. .Ijaubscher, the latter well ac
quainted with the operation of auto
mobiles, were positive as to the speed.
The number of the car was taken by
Policeman Barton. Later he observed
it in front of a house Just beyond the
Third precinct police, station, where
the occupants were calling, and placed
Arbour under arrest. .
Judge Coughlin took occasion to
caustically arraign Arbour, saying
that his conduct was a particularly
flagrant violation of the state statute
and a menace to public safety. -. Ar
bour said that he . saw the trolley car
slowing down, but did not know that
it was going to stop. He denied pass
ing the car while it was stationary.
He brought 'with him a letter from the
mayor of New "Britain testifying to
his good character which was read
without - comment by Judge Coughlin.
. Prosecuting Attorney DeLaney ' in
timated that a man's good character
did not minimize as -serious an of
fense as that with which Arbour waa
charged.
TWO BURGLARS
ARE . CAPTURED
AFTER CHASE
Newtown Posse : Ignores
v Youths' Threat to Use
Revolver
LADS HAD VALUABLES
FROM CLOSED HOME
Two Mfle Pursuit Lands
Last of Boys Who En
tered Residence
(Special to the Farmer.)
Newtown, Conn., July 1 &irprised
while looting the residence of the late
Edward E. Clark on the turnpike,
about 10 o'clock today, near thtt home
of Town Constable C. B. Johnson. Wal
lace Smith, 17. of Boston and James
Pernaara, 17, of New York, were cap
tured after a chase of several miles.
They aire in the custody of Town Con
stable" Johnson, and win be arranged
In town court tomorrow on the charge
of breaking and entering:
Neighbors living In the vicinity of
the house, which baa been dosed for
some time awaiting the disposition of
the estate, noticed the two men loiter-
ln. ohntit t TirAmiftMI. ThftV lmmA-
diately notified Constable Johnson who.
accompanied by : his son Frank and
Selectman William Johnison, went to
the house to Investigate. While they'
were inspecting the outbuildings, the
two men burst out of the rear door,
and started running across the fields
in back of the house.
Chase- was given immediately. Smith
was soon captured, but Pernaara led
his pursuers nearly "two miles to the
farm of J. E. Hoyt, where he hid in a
swamp pasture- and threatened to
shoot should - any effort be made to
capture him. He was surrounded by
the three Johnsons and two men that
had joined In the chase and- after con
siderable parley, gave himself, up. Up
on search a number of pieces of val
uable Jewelry and coins were found
upon the two youths.
The Clark home has been closed
sinoe the death of Mr. Clark. . Sever
al thousand dollairs worth of valuable
jewelry, coins and other articles are
stored there. The two had gained en
trance through a cellar window, and
had ransacked the entire house. A
quntity of valuables were found near
the door.
WOMA!! OBJECTS.
TO NOISE FROM
EAST END FACTORY
Alleging that she Is unable ' to sleep
because of noise from the Bridgeport
Piston Ring factory, Frances. E. Spoer
ing of 78 Baldwin street, appeared be
fore Judge Tuttle, in the superior court
this morning to seek an injunction
against the concern. She ' declares
when the factory is operated ai night.
the noise and tne obnoxious oaors are
very disagreeable. In addition to an
injunction the plaintiff wants $2,000
damages.
The owners of the factory, which Is
on Connecticut avenue, deny any nuis
ance. They say the factory is not
operated the whole night. Judge Tut
tle reserved decisiorv
CARRYING ARMS
IS ALLOWED IN
NORTH OF ERIN
Ulster Volunteers Carry Rifles
And Wear Bayonets -
In Streets.
DELICATE GAME IS
PLAY'ED IN IRELAND
Home - Rule Riots in - County
Tyrone Suppressed By
Police.
London, July '1 The Belfast corre
spondent of the Daily Mall telegraphs
as follows: .
"A high authority, Lieut.-Gen. Sir
George Richardson,' commander in
chief of the Ulster Volunteers, is issu
ing a general order permitting volun
teers, to carry rifles in the main streets
of Belfast.
"This means, if the order is carried
out, that the 'police, will have to reckon
with 30,000 armed and trained' men -who
are taking instructions only from their
commanders, and, as they are much
stronger - than the police the regular
troops, when they come, will obviously
be powerless to do anything but obey
orders 1 and use force for the first
time. ' "
"The Ulster Volunteers have carried
rifles and bayonets In the streets hith
erto only for the purpose of drilling
on private property, the rifles being
conveyed there in covered carts.
"The prevailing opinion here is that
the bill amending the home rule meas
ures, which is - now before Ihe House
of Lords and which allows Ulster to
decide by vote whether 'or not it will
remain outside the provisions of the
law for six ' years, will not bring a
solution of the tn-ouble. Efforts are
being - made to enforce discipline and
allay uneasiness but the rank and
file Is becoming restless.
"A very delicate game Is being play
ed by both sides, each hoping that the
other will make a false move. The
authorities want the Ulster Unionist
Council to make a hasty and aggress
ive move, but the council intends to
take action only to preserve order."
Replying to a question In the House
of Commons last night, Augustine Bir
relL Chief Secretary far Ireland, said
that the latest information is to the ef
fect that the 7onaIist Volunteers,
the armed followers of the Irish -AV
tionalist party, numbered 114,000 men.
- The Dublin eorresspondent ' of the
Daily Mail says that the Irish Secre
tary greatly underestimated the num
ber of these volunteer- The corres
pondent says there a at least 200,-
000 men enrolled under the Nationalist
banner in Ireland. v
A rather indefinite Fsport .has been
received here of a fierce street ' fight
between Nationalists and Orangemen
at Omagh ,ln the County Tyrone, (Ul
ster. Ireland.' It Is alleged that the
trouble was started by the Nation
alists, who were returning from the
special reserve camp of the Inniskill-
lng. Regiment, where they had been
training. ' , '
tl Is said they assaulted a soldier
of the Bedforshire Regiment, when
some Ulster Volunteers Intervened and
escorted the man who had been at
tacked to the barracks.
As the Ulster Volunteers were re
turning through the Nationalist quar
ters of the town they were attacked
by the Nationalists. The police charg
ed Into themob to stop the fightinie-.
The chief constable was injured and
another policeman was felled with
stones. Several other policemen, as
wen as a number of civilians, were se
verely injured.
DEMOCRATS TO KEEP
CONGRESS SITTING
UNTIL BILLS PASS
Washington, July 1- Senate Demo
crats planned to hold a conference
here late today when it is expected
resolution would be adopted an
nouncing to the country Congress in
tention to ream in in Washington un.
til the administration's anti-trust pro
gram hae been enatced into law. The
conference was called by Majority
Leader Kern to act on a resolution
declaring it to be the sense .of the
Democrats of the iSenate that trust
legislation be enacted at this session.
Belief was expressed, here today that
the decision to hold a conference was
to assure the country that the anti
trust program would be passed, to a
final conclusion as soon as possible.
Wlhile some opposition was expected
from Democrats who hold radically
different views from tSiose of Presi
dent Wilson, administration leaders in
the Senate were hopeful that he res
olution would be adopted.
It was not expected the conference
would make an attempt to outline a
definite plan for legislation.
The reason for this is the fact that
two of the measures on the program
the Clayton anti-trust and the rail
road securities bill are still in com
mittee with no prospecte of an early
report on either of them. Belief was
expressed here today that adoption of
the resolution would hasten adjourn
ment of Congress.
WOMAN WHO AIDED MAN
SUPPOSED TO BE POOR
COLLECTS FROM ESTATE
New Haven, July 1 Believing him
to be penniless, Mrs. Emma A. Mer
riam provided for James Fielding at
her home here for years. Today It
was brought out in the probate court
that Kielding, who died recently, left
$19,330 in cash, a large part of which
was found stuffed into an old suit
case, which he had kept in his room,
while the remainder was in banks as
was shown by several bankbooks dis
covered with the money in the suit
cases. Mrs. Merriam submitted to the
court a bill for Fielding's board and
-wasJlwed--t276 : '
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otection 10
Borough Of Queens Protects Five
Year Guarrantee Qn Bituminous
Macadam By Withoiding 10 Per
x Cent Of Contract Price, In Ac-I:-tion
To Bond
Panic overtook the Warren
ite paving crowd in city hall,
today, when it began to be un
derstood that Mayor Clifford B.
Wilson, in his haste to prove
that no "Warrenite" was laid
in the Boroughs of Queens, had
succeeded mainly in proving
that the city of New York will
not permit Warrenite paving to
be laid, and that the state of
New York has a law which for
bids the laying of any patented
pavement whatever. ;
This knowledge, deemed fa
tal to, the every claim that it
was advantageous to Bridge
port to avoid competition and
award a. $160,000 contract for
Warrenite paving, was mads
known here in two letters writ
ten to .Mayor. WTil son, one by
James A. Dayton, commission
er of public works and 7acting
president of the Boroughs of
Queens and . the other by G.
The city 'attorney has said that the
common council ' has no authority
whatever to make contracts for any
kind of new pavement.
NeverCheless, the council in Its ac
tion did not go to the extent of order
ing such a violation of public policy
as contracting for a patented pave
ment, nor did it provide tfor letting the
contract without bidding, or' competition-
.
The council merely ordered the di-
"rector of public works to make a con
tract for bituminous macadam.
It was the director, and Mayor, Wil
son, cooperating, who dispensed with
bidding, and wljo made the contract
for .the patented pavement, Warren
ite, trying thus to dispose of $160,000
of taxpayers' money. ,
In making these contracts it ap
pears that the paving commission was
not consulted.
It is -usual when contracts for costly
public improvements are being made
to consult the city engineer. Mr. Ter
ry, who is the city engineer, says he
was not consulted. .
The contract Is far from being as
protective to the city as contract
made under more auspicious condi
tions in other cities.
A case in point is the means taken
to protest the five year guarantee,
taken by the 'Borough of Queens. The
protective clause of that contract is
as follows:
"The contractor shall mam-tain the
pavement for five years after the ac
ceptance of the work by the borough
president. The bond executed by the
contractor and . sureties shall remain
In full force and effect -until the pres
ident shall have been reimbursed, for
the totaV expense of any and: all re
pairs which hay have been mads by
the city during this period, and in ad
dition to this surety ten per cent, of
the moneys accruing to the contrac-
VVM.R RUSSELL
WILL BE NAMED
FOR ASSESSOR
Thomas F. White Reap
pointed to Board of
'Relief
Mayor Clifford B. Wilson announced
today that some time before nightfall
he would send to the city clerk the
name of William F. Russell as tax
assessor for a term of four years, from
August 1. Mr. Russell succeeds Law
rence J. Gill, whose term expires July
31.
The mayor also announced his In
tention to reappoint for a term of four
years, as a member of the board of
Relief, Thomas F. White, Democrat,
whose term expires at the same time.
The salary of an assessor is $1,800 per
year. , Mr. White's salary is $200 per
year.
RETIRED SEA CAPTAIN
OF D ANBURY IS DEAD
Danbury, July 1 Captain Charles
A. Colcord, for 10 years probation of
ficer of the local city court and a
retired master mariner, died at his
home here this morning after an ill
ness of two weeks. He was 68 years
of age and was born In Maine. He
followed the sea boy and man forty
years, 21 of which was as a master
Warreiii'.e
Rowland Leavitt,
dent of highways, of the
borough.
Ckrrnini s ai oner Ba j t
"I will state that no .T7t: -has
ever been laid in C'a I
ough, as it is a patesi 1 ;
merit, and tinder the j - :
of the charter of Nw "1
city, no patented pcv-u-. -are
to be used."
"I might add furih-'.r, i
Commissioner Dayton, tl. i
the year 1912, 1C3 mEy cf -phaltio
concrete - were I J.
price b ranging: tram Cl'
$1.40 per square yard;"
Mr. Leavitt gtws thn ir."
esting information ilvit r -miles
of bitarnixicra s ct, - -were
laid" under the IY7
specifications by the C.r
Bitulithic Co., which ia r r
alry understood in par;- -7 '
cles to be closely cc r..r. -with
Warren Bros.
tor shaH be iwtalned an) -' I
able to the contractor a 1iZrt -
vidlng the pavement shall
time In good oomdittori and x" "
any defects whieh rcmrf 4t.i ,
have ' been remedied, or s ;-- i
thereof as may remain aftr
penses of mafcing repairs 1n r ,
ner aforesaid shall have be-n ,
therefrom:
"1 per cent, at the erpiraiion
second year.
"1 per c cr; at the expi-ra.'.V,n rtt
third year." .
"3 per cent, at the expiration "
fourth year.
"5 per cent, at the exjyfcrs.tt'yn '-
fifth year."
There were some 103 trtl"! ' f
pavement laid during t.hf yw 1
prices ranging from frg trots f tl i
square yard, average eot .f 11 11
square yard, including all ca.r'r
leveling, croos socttonlpg. and r-.
The amount of the 31fTwwr(t
company's contracts was as t'A '-
Standard Bithmiethio Co.
$1.16 per yard,
Uvalde Asphalt Co.,
J. F. Hill Co., 88c to ttX-2
per yard.
Borough Asphalt Co., &
$1.45, long haul,
jBarbor Asphalt Co.,
Continental Pub. Works,
Werner Qtrinlan Co., .
TJayton Hedge Co.,
Newton Favlng Co., 3 Sll,
$v-
1".
"
Tot. Affnt. spent in 1912
on ' AsphaK. Con. Pav. VTV.
This is 2 inch asptva.lt on r ttj
adam.
The cost of laying mrr thwn
miles of bituminous errnrr"-1
Queens, mvder a wide rejf of
tions, was in 1912 an fi.v e. cjtr of j:
per square yard, a gat not an srr5i
of at least .?A a fc-jiiare yaj-3 for t
Warrenite laid In Bri'lg'wrt.
FIRE DEPARTMENT
WARNS" PUBLIC DF
fourth da;: GIF.
Great precautions win be Utkn
the fire department to pr-rent f.j
on the Fourth of July. Chief Moor,
said today that, while the "fire 1 : -s..
merit is In fine shape to hiir'
fires that are likely to come up J ;r:.
the day, every precaution ifm,-..
would be taken. x
Early this week the captain n f
various engine houses of the city rr
an Inspection of the entire city ov
ers of lots upon which rwW.!h i
been allowed to accumulate t.o - "
notified to remove all ir.flarr.rr.a''
material from the premise. If !
not removed before July 3r. jr'.
cution will be started, as Chif Jf'.rv
s determined to guard th ci'.y Tt
preventable fires. Houses in th r , '
crowded sections were injj-t'!. u.
all Inflammable material wha -rC-r
removed.
The fire department rr'--r.t;
that all residents of the city ri
their windows on the 4fh a
a.re liable to enter. It in a.!ao i) ir
best to remove lace curta.ln, w.
ignite easily. Celiar win'lf--t
be closed, while all inflarrrnar :
terial should be stord aw.-, fr'.n
danger from sparks. It H r'
mended that all fireworks . .
at some distance from the h .
that none be pointed at any
mable material.
The usual number of fir- fr- - ,
careless handling of f'r .- r. - ;
pected, but, with th pr
en. Chief Mooney be'i--v
-will (be red up). xnm,
lve Litfe
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