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Sherlock Holmes Stories Running Daily In THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES? AXD EVESLVG FAKMEE. VOL. 57 NO. 134 EST. 1790 Bnterd as second class matter at the post office at Bridgeport, Conn., under tho act of 1879 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., MONDAY, JUNE 6, 1921 Weather, Fair MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS ime 2 cents i I LABOR LEADERS COND ITIONS WERE NEVER Call Bridgeport "Hardest Hit Industrial Center In the East" Hold General Assembly Partially Respon sible No Progressive Legislation Passed Officials of the Connecti cut Federation of Labor in annual session here today termed Bridgeport "the hardest hit industrial center in the East." General labor1 conditions here were never worse in the history of Con necticut, they asserted, and not the slightest sign of im provement is visible, and will not be until late fall. Tbat the organization holds the General Assembly at least partially responsible for the present conditions as indicated in the statement of Secre tary Ira M. Ornburn, of New Haven, who stated that the legislature now in session is the most reactionary that has ever convened. "Not a single piece of progressive legislature, of even one that might tend to improve general conditions, has been passed since the legislature first opened," he declared. "Instead, they have appropriated millions for state institutions that could have well afforded to wait an other two years without suffering any great hardships. "The legislature has not given the slightest recognition to the unem ployed. And they have known all the time that there are 100.000 unem ployed working men and women in Connecticut at this minute with actual starvation string them in the face.' In discussing the local situation, Seecretary Ornburn said: "In all ray years of experience, I have never seen conditions so bad. They are really the worst In history. The fu ture is very dark, and I cannot see the slightest sign of any improve ment." Secretary Ornburn and President Patrick F. O'Meara. of New Haven, head of the state organization, open ed the thirty-sixth annual convention in Carpenters' Hall on Elm street this morning. Close to 200 " delegates from practically every labor and union organization in Connecticut vere on hand. The convention will Inst for four days, the final session -toeing held Thursday afternoon. (Continued on Page Six.) K. OF C. TAKES 290 CANDIDATES Candidates to the number of 290, the largest class ever initiated into the Fourth degree. Knights of Colum bus, had the degree conferred upon them yesterday in New Haven. Mem bers were present from all parts of the state. 10 of the candidates being from Bridgeport, and a large delega tion of other Bridgeport members took the trip to see the work exempli fied, and to attend the banquet at the Hotel Taft. Patriotism was the keynote of the address delivered by William P. Lar kin of New York City, Supreme di rector, and former war worker Wil liam J. Mulligan of Thompsonville wms toastmaster at the banquet, the invocation being by Rev. James P. Keating of St. Francis' Orphan asy lum. Mayor Fitzgerald delivered an ;ddress of welcome while vocal solos were rendered by Dr. Frank J. O'Xeil New Haven and Allan McQuhae. New York City. A short street parade fol lowed the ceremonies and a preceded the banquet. In the morning a mass ax St. Mary's church, conducted by :v. Stephen Crowley, prior, was at tended by the members. The Bridgeport candidates were .lohn J. Ryan, Vincent Keane. James H. O'Rourke, "Ralph E. Driscoll, James F. Mo ran. William T. Rock. Raymond J. JCongdon. Arnold J. Neal, Ihi.rold J. Hayes axThnmas konnoy. The Bridgeport members who at trnded were George Burns. Patrick MoGee, Joh. J. Conway. Edward T. Cilligan. Dr. John Finnegnn. John Coates. Jr.. Daniel P. Harrigan, Arch ibald Deverty. Robert T. Rock. John .T. Fitzgerald. Michael Ford, James Kalby. Joseph Carroll and Peter Dav- v. STRA TFORD MAY PURCHASE NEW PUMPING ENGINE Judge John R. Bocrh has handed Spurred to action by the disastrous i discounts of arv kind being offered. 1 down a decision in the recently tried f cutiirdav nie-ht at the tore of ' At tllp mooting of the board tomor- i c.as in Common pleas court of Xel fire of Saturaa) mgnt. at me store ot a lie Rnrtuskv. Tirfilrt a.inKt rat. Friedman & Berger. Honcyspot road. Avon Park. Stratford, at which a loss of 520.000 was incurred because of inadequate water pressure, a meeting of th newly created Board of Fire rommissioners will be held tomorrow evening. At this time detinito and immediate steps will be taken to fur nish the necessary equipment to pre vent recurrences of such conflagra tions. Chairman Robert Turney of the Fire board, and the other members have paid several visits within the last few days to other parts of the state, inspecting up-to-date apparatus. The trip to the various fire stations in Milford was particularly interesting, where a new Seagrave combination pumping engine, hose cart and chem ical was carefully considered. The Seagrave machine, manufactured in Columbus. O., by one of the oldest makers of fire equipment in the United Statee. is turned out in 350 and 500 gallon sizes, the difference in price being but smalL The 500-gallon machine, which is the one tne Stratford officials are de mrcoM of bujrlnff eot $12,000 flat, no L SAY IN CITY TEARS OUT HILD'S CHEEK Bleeding profusely and with the torn oft", Ethel Longas, 3 years old, of 73 7 Broad street was brought into the Emergency hospital in her moth er's arms, early yesterday afternoon. She was treated by Dr. B. J. Coyle and removed to her home. The little girl was playing with arr Airdale dog belonging to a next door neighbor when in some manner the dog became vicious and bit a large piece from the chiles right cheek, tearing out the fletih and tissue from the corner of the mouth to the eye. The size of the cavity was such that it was impossible for Dr. Coyle to sew the wound which in due time will have flesh grafted on. MANY RUMORS ON MESSAGE City Hall is agog with rumors today relative to Mayor Wilson's annual message which he will deliver to the Board of Aldermen tonight. Recom mendations or suggestions contained in the message would not be disclosed today, although several matters have been reported that are to be dealt with. Recommendations for a change in the municipal accounting system may be made, and the city manager plan of government may be discussed. Ru mor also has it that a -corps of su pernumerary or special police and fire men will be asked in the message. Successors to Aldermen Walter G. Moore and William H. Brown will not be elected tonight. The aldermen's resignations will be formally tendered and accepted, but no action will be taken towards .filling their vacancies. Provisions are contained in the city charter that a three day notice must toe issued for a special session of the council for the specific purpose of election of new members before, such action can he taken. Members of the -board declared today that no such notification had been received, and and '"hat the appointment to the va cancies can not be taken tonight. NO CLUE FOUND TO BEDFORD FIRE No clue has yet been found as to the cause of the fire that yesterday morning completely destroyed the stables of E T. Bedford, in which 12 valuable horses perished. The horses alone were valued at $10,000 and the entire damage done amounted to $100,000. Investigations are being conducted today by Westport officials to determine the cause of the fire. The stable of two stories and of wooden construction was situated a short distance off the Greens Farms Post Road and about a half a mile from the Standard Oil magnate's man sion which is near the shore front. Members of the Westport fire depart ment were called but arrived too late as the fire had gained too great a headway. DAN BURY PARTIES INVOLVED Danbury parties are involved in the action of the New Machine company against H. McLaughlin, in which dar.ages of $700 are nsked covering an alleged debt of $523 due since Jan. 1., last. The suit is filed in Common Pleas court. PAPERS FILED IN CITY COIR1 Formal papers in the action of the CTty of Bridgeport against the Uni ted States Housing company, for taxes were filed in Superior courr today. An attachment has been made against the holdings of the company in this city lo the extent of $1,000,414 pend ing the outcome of the proceedings in court. ascertained whether an appropriation j rick Charles Brennan. Iong Island can be secured for prompt purchase, j rit"- Brennan was accused of be Otherwise the matter will have to I 'n e father of Nellie Bartusky's drift along until another budget time j habv. and the court finds him guilty. pniTa .. . -v,;i, i.- -... .w tv. Ipp is ordered to na. SS.Hn a week !n. t in .. . -t I -r i ,j ,i ; . i is also under consideration, for at thl Hicrh school fire, even with poor pressure, better results could have been accomplished bv the men had higher ladders been available. A 65 pound prfsure at the.hydrant. which is the best that can be count ed upon in the lowest parts of the town, and jhat in :he evening when few people are drawing from the mains, is none too prood. Hydrants in Stratford are 900 feet apart as a general thintr which means as a rule a 500 foot lay of line to the average fire, so that by the time the water reaches the end of the line a consid erable part of the pressure from the opening of the mains is lost. It is also said tbat in the Huntington road and Paradise Green sections, two of the highest points in the town, that a 24 pound pressure at the open ings is as good as can- be secured under the present direct pumping con- dition. O'BRIEN PUBLIC BY FALSE Says Under Present Tax ment Has Been Shown Defends His Chief and Methods In Vogue Deputy Tax Commissioner Thomas O'Brien asserts that the public is be ing misled by statements appearing in the local press concerning certifi cates of error. He maintains that un der the regime of Tax Commissiener Connor there has been a distinct im provement over the old methods. In an interview with a Times man today Mr. O'Brien said: "Each year the number of certifi cates have diminished since Mr. Con nor has taken office, in spite of the fact that all buildings, land, business, etc, has been revalued. The rumor afloat that there were 2,200 certifi cates on an average per year instead WELL KNOWN WOMAN DIES AT BRIARCLIFFE ,4 Milford was saddened today when news became general ot the sudden death yesterday at Briarcliffe lodge, Briarcliffe, N. Y., of Mrs. Josephine McCarthy, wife of William B. McCar thy, manufacturer, and Milford's most public spirited citizen Mrs. McCarthy had gone to Briar cliffe to be present at the graduation exercises at the Dow school, where her daughters, the Misses Justina A. and Imelba R. were students. She was suddenly stricken with heart failure shortly before noon Friday, while seated on the veranda of the hotel. She never regained conscious ness. Mrs. McCarthy was well known in Milford, Bridgeport and New Haven, being an active worker in church and town affairs. She formerly lived in New Haven. She is survived by her husband, William B. McCarthy, of the Rostrand Manufacturing company; two daughters, her mother, Mrs. Anna Hogan, New Haven: two sisters, Miss Margaret Hogan, New Haven; and Sister Justina of the Dominican Or der, New York city. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. MURDER TRUNK IS DESTROYED The Nott murder trunk, that helped send Wade to the gallows, that helped send Mrs. Nott to Wethersfield for life, and that Eddie Johnston helped carry to the Easton swamp for a year in jail, is no more. The impro vised coffin in which George Nott was buried for a day, until discovered by the Bridgeport police, was con signed to the flames this morning, to gether with its contents, by order of State's attorney, Homer S, Cumraings. The cremating" was done by E. A. Chad wick, Superintendent at the Kairfield County Court house, and es pecial care was taken to even destroy the metal parts. Superintendent Chadwick has about finished the extra work done under his direction in the arrangement of the court room for the trial and va rious exhibits that will not be kept as part of the records are being de stroyed or permanently disposed of. The second trunk, used as a decoy trunk that failed to decoy, will be re turned to the Wade family, whose property it was. LOCAL BANKERS TO BE REPRESENTED Banking institutions of Bridge port will be prominently represent ed at the eighth annual convention of the New England Bankers' Asso ciation at the New Ocean House, Swampscott, Mass.. on Kriday and Saturday. Edmund S. Wolfe, presi dent of the thirst National bank of Bridgeport, as chairman, will report for the committee on the extension of banking institute work. The .several state associations will meet FYiday afternoon for the elec tion of officers. F B. Washburn, president of the Massachusetts Bank ers' Association, will he toastmaster at the banquet in the evening. Wal lace W. Atwood. president of Clark University, will speak on "Geograph ical Kactors in the Development of American Industry. A joint meeting of the Now Eng land association will he held Satur day morning with William C. Red field, former secretary of commerce and labor, as the principal speaker. BRJCNXAX FOtT?n GUHTY warrl s the Kil nnnrt rf Vi i l-ii Irl i - nri 1 the tlf 14 is reached. He is also ordered to post a bond of 5700 and to indemnify the Town of Fairfield. lpo piamun in tne action was rep- resented bv Attorney Daniel Brennan.i 1 OPKX AFTER ITOT7RS. 1 Alleged to have keptt his pool room open after hours, Charles Keating, of 1S55 Barnum avenue, was arrested Saturday night for violating the -city ordinance. His case was continued until Saturday by the City court to day. NOX-S UP VOItT CASE COXTIXUKD Anthony Xickilutea. of 298 Bunnell street, who was arrested Saturday night for non-sup-port, was arraigned in the City court today, and his cftse was continued until Saturday. The man has been placed in the custody of the probation officer meantime. INSISTS IS MISLED REPORT Commissioner Much Improve of 500 is one of the most ridiculous statements made. Who was the originator of this statement? Tax Commissioner Arthur Connor, who took office in April of 1917, and whose first grand list was the List of 1917, has reduced the number of certi ficates each year since that: time.J Prior to that time the errors were many, and at this time have been re duced to a minimum, and many mis takes that occurred during the time of the old board of Assessors are be ing corrected daily by certificates drawn by the tax commission now, on work over which he had no juris (Contihued on Page Six) SCANELL HELD IN $5000 BOND Held under $5,000 bonds for the Federal authorities, Theodore Scan ell, alias "Theodore Scanlon," alias "Frank Coupe," of New York city, who was arrested Saturday afternoon for passing a forged money order, de nied today that he knew or was con nected in any way with Nathan Romer, of New York, who ws ap prehended here some time ago for a similar offense. Scanell, however, is thought to be a member of a gang which recently stole a large quantity of money or ders from a Brooklyn postal station. Another man who is reported to have been with Scanell at the time, also made a successful get-away. Two post office inspectors are ex pected to arrive here from Brooklyn today, and Scanell will be put under a severe grilling. Scannell was" arrested Saturdav af ternoon shortly after he had passed a bogus money order for $5 on Morris Bomstein, a jeweler of 1,2S7 Main street. Bomstein, a jeweler of 1,287 Main passing a fake money order in Stam ford. The report that a reward of $1,000 has been offered for the man's arrest is not confirmed by the police. CHURCHMAN WHO ELOPED IS ARRESTED Fairhaven, VL, June 6 Shubbell K. Siver arrested here with an 18 year old Perth Amboy, N. J., girl with whom he eloped from New Jersey several weeks ago after, it is alleged, he embezzled $6,000, the property of the First Keformed church of New Brunswick, N. will not fight ex tradition, he told Vermont state of ficials today. He admits Ms identity and he and has attractive companion will be re turned to New Jersey when police from that state come to get . them. Both he and the girl are locked up in Rutland jail. T?he couple were surprised by Con stable Brown in a cottage at Sunset Lake, where they have been living for the past three weeks. DR. O'HARA HAS NOTED GUESTS Br. William J. O'Hara of Barnum avenue left by automobile yesterday to attend the American Medical As sociation which is in session for three days in Boston, Mass. He has as his guests Dr. L. L. Stanley, Dr. S- L. Marks, of San Francisco, Dr "William Drpaer, Professor of surgery of Col umbia University, New Tork, and Dr. B S. Williams of this city. Dr. J. H. Beaudry of Bridgeport will join the party tonight. Dr Stanley is mostly recognized in the surgical and medical world as the proponent of the. modern technic of transplantation of animal glands in to the human being, and latest re ports give promise of. many unexpect ed results in heretofore incurable diseases, especially in preventing pre mature senility. Dr. and Mrs. O'Hara recently re turned from a two months motor trip covering New Orleans, California, Canada and all interesting placGF. En route they made a thorough study of Dr. Stanley's methods while in San Francisco. The theory that Dr. Stanley has j discovered, coupled with Dr. Draper's theory- and Dr. Henry A. Cotton of j Trenton. New Jersey, who is a fa- cial specialist, shows that medicine and surgery are in a most advanced j Ktage. BELIEVE MEN WILL The trolicyniT-n are still in session in New Haven considering the ballots from 11 divisions of the Connecticut company. Unofficially it is announced that thr men have voted to reject the lo per cent- cut, nut a strike vote is not in the offing because at the ad verse vote. While the matter is be-ing threshed out the old scale is in force, which will have a tendency to preent any strike action, and there. seems no doubt that some common ground will be found upon which she company and the men will agree. f Should no agreement be reached i th the pi 1 1 bad 1 o t i ng to f o 1 1 o w , it is likely tha.t a second offer will be made by the company and a second vote taken by motormen and conduc tors all over the state. If this pro- cedure does not bring results gratify ing to both parties to the. controversy, the matter will then be laid before a board of arbitration. FLOOD FACTS A cm rate estimate of loss of life and property damafre impos sible. Thousands homeless. Morgues crowded to over flowing. Restoration of city to normal conditions will take weeks. Only drinking water available is from one lithia spring. Attribute much of flood to blocking of high waters by rail road right of ways in one section built entirely of slag. Military patrols handicapped by impassable streets, pitch dark ness and the unrelenting down pour. Disease peril menaces Pueblo cases of typhoid fever, pneu monia, and diphtheria reported. NEWTOWN 100,000 W SC Miss Mary E. Hawley of Newtown, Conn., has given the town the sum of 5100,000 for the purose of build ing a school building. The new school will be known as the Hawley school in honor of Miss Hawley's mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Mar cus Hawley. C. B. Taylor, also of New town, has offered spacious grounds in the rear of the proposed school for an athletic field for footiball, base hall and track, events. The building committee consisting of C B. Taylor, A. T. NettJeton, C. A. Pealc, Thomas Holian and C G. Mor ris have selected Architects Sunder land and Watson of Danbury who have designed a most attractive building of the old academy type. The exterior is to be of buff 'brick with limestone trim and a slate roof of sea green color. The building will contain ten class rooms, assebmlbly hall and gymnasium. The floors to he made of reinforced concrete. making the building fireproof. The contract for the construction of this building has been awarded the Hewlett Company of Bridgeport who will bein operations immedi ately. The school will be retdy for occupancy by January 1, 1922. HORSE CRASHES TWO WINDOWS Frightened by some unknown cause, a horse owned by E. "W. Hoff man, of 186 Gilbert street dashed away from the barn shortly after 9 o'clock this morning, dragging a wagon behind him. The animal tore down a six-foot fence, galloped mad ly through an alley into State street and crashed through two plate glass windows in the store of the Union Wall Paper company, at 290 State street. The horse was badly cut by broken glass and the wagon was en tirely demolished. The animal is now in the veterinary hospital of C. E. Atkins, in John street. J. TJmstatter, of 52 7 Fairfield avenue was in charge of the horse at the time o the run away. EXPECT BRIDGE TO BE FINISHED TODAY Itepairs to the underpinning of the Congress avenue bridge which were hstaxted at midnight Saturdav and which were expected to be finished at daylight today, are still in pro gress. Because of the anture of the work it would only have been by remark able speed that necessary repairs could have been made in 'the time al lotted and it now is hoped to have the bridge ready for traffic before rufch hour this afternoon. - Before that time the Connecticut company will continue service at short intervals on the North Bridge port line to the General Klectric plant on Boston avenue, for the benefit of : he Beardsley park section , w hil e the Barnum avenue and New Haven cars will be routed over the Stratford ave nue bridge to Eaat Main street and thence to Barnum avenue, and the Brooklawn cars will use the Golden Hill loop. IMPOSA WHO CUT CACCANO NOW MISSING Sought by the police as the assail ant of George Caccano, of 428 Kos suth street, who was cut with a razor Satnrday night, John Imposa, of 61 Hallam street, could not, be located j today. His apprehension, however, is momentarily expected. According to the police, Imposa's father was employed with a gang of men including Caccano, at Pleasure Beach a short time ago. It was alleg- ! ed that the elder Imposa annoyed some women, and the foreman of the gang asked Caccano to speak to him ( about it. Caccano did so, and the ! man is stid to have seized a pick-axe for the purpose of attacking Caccano. j He was disarmed after a short fight. I Xatr in the day, Imposa told his son aibout the quarrel, and John is reported to have met Caccano in Kos stttn street Saturdav night. He drew a razor and slashed caccano across the face The. injured man lied into Alexander DeLec's store, and jumped through a window when he saw Im post in pursuit. He receieved a cut on the leg from broken glass, and was taken to the Bridgeport hospital where he is still confined for treatment- LIQUOR CASKS COXTI.MED. Adam Kowalski. of SS Steuben street, Frank Cuffi. of 160 George street and Morettini Vomgrlo, of 4 7 Lexington avenue, all of whom "were arrested Saturday night for violating the liquor laws, were arraigned in the City court today and their ea.es were continued until .Saturday under $200 bonds. Kowalski is alleged to lave offered medicinal wine for sale as a beverage, and the other two are charged with dispensing liquor ar 160 George street. The police seized seven bot tles of 18 per cent, wine at Kowalski's place. GETS FOR HOOL WEEKS NECESSARY TO RESTORE PUEBLO TO NOR Worst Flood In History of Central Colorado Makes Accur ate Estimate of Loss of Life and Property Impossible Thousands Homeless Believe Danger of Flood Repetition Passed CICCIA BOY'S CASE MYSTERY TO LOCAL POLICE Bridgeport police were baffled to day by the mysterious case of six- year-old Kosario Ciccia, who was picked up by the New York police in the Grand Central station Saturday afternoon, and who gives his tddress as 12 Madison avenue, this city. A thorough canvass of Madison avenue and surrounding territory has been made by the Department of Missing Persons, but none of the residents in that section report a child missing. The possibility that threats from an organized gang such as the Black Hand may have silenced the parents of the youngster, is not being over looked by the police, but nothing de finite along these lines has been estab lish ed, The local police were first notified of the case by Lieutenant Flachette, of the New York department, who telephoned to Bridgeport at 11:30 o'clock Saturday night. The New York officer said that the youngster had been picked up there, and had told detectives that he was 'taken to the city by two men Saturday morn ing. He said that the men abandoned him in the station. It was reported that two men an swering the description given by the tittle boy were arrested in New York yesterday, birt confirmation of the rumor was not secured this morning. The apparent truthfulness of the Ciccia boy's statement, and the un successful attempts to locate a family by that name in Bridgeport, makes the case one of the strangest that has ever been called to the attention of the Bridgeport police. There is no house at 12 Madison avenue, and the name of Ciccia is not a familiar one in the East Side. The police are con tinuing their investigation in hope of getting to the real truth of the entire affair. Hurliman-Lucey Wedding Wednesday Announcement was made today of the approaching marriage of Miss Josephine Iucey and Charles H. rfurliman, two prominent young peo ple of Bridgeport. The iceremony will be performed "Wednesday after noon at 5 o'clock in the rectory of St. Angnstine's church. A reception will follow at the home of the bride's parents to the immediate family and close friends. Miss Lucy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michtel Lucey of 65 Olive street. She is very well known, and for some time has been connected with the clerical force of Hunter & Havens. She is the first of her paremts' nine children to enter the bonds of matrimony. Mr. Hurliman, the son of Jacob Hurliman, of 571 Connecticut avenue, is a popular young man and the teller at the First -Bridgeport Na tional bank. St. Vincent's Hospital Sued By Dr. Stevens The St. Vincents hospital is made, defendant in a suit for damages of $1,500 brought by Dr. Frank W. Stev ens because of an accident that oc curred near the inltersection of North and Park avenues on Dec. 10, last, when, the petition alleges, the reck less speed of an ambulance belonging to the hospital caused his machine to be damaged and personal injuries suf fered to the above named extent. PRIVILEGE MUST BE PUT OUT OF P. O. DEPARTMENT Con. C. Seit, of Cos Cob, speakinS before upwards ot a hundred Connec ticut postmasters, at Pleasure Beach on Saturday a.3Lernoon, declared that the heads of the present government :n this country were embarrassed be cause the postmasters had become so useful during the war and had had so many things placed in their hands that it was impossible to turn the of fices over to the first fellow who came along with the. largest number of names on his list, which used to be the way postmasters were select ed. Mr. Seitz scud that he was at one time chairman of a committee of th Newspaper Publishers' association anfl in that way came to know a great deal about matters connected with the Post Office Department. After much .xperience he concluded that the persons who knew the least aihout the department were the Congressional Committees who had post office mo.t ters in charge. "One thing which militates ajjainst government efficiency," said Mr. Seitz, "is the fact that no sooner does the Government take over any sort of business than it at once turns it Into a privilege. That is exactly what we do not want. This country was founded on a platform of no privilege for any one. That nothing shoWd be done for one which was not TE Pueblo, Col., June 6. (By the A. P.) Mood stricken Central Colorado today sur veys the havoc of the most disastrous flood in the his tory of the West. An accur ate estimate of the loss of life and property damage is impossible. With morgues crowded to over flowing, hospitals turning patients to improvised relief stations, and thous ands homeless, or suffering from ex posure, every effort today was being directed toward the alleviation of suffering, leaving the work of survey, and the plans for rehabilitation for the attention of outside forces en route to the almost prostrate com munity. Restoration of the city to even an approach to normal conditions is a matter of weeks. Levees must be re paired before the business section can be cleared of water. It seemed early today that all danger of a repetition of the flood had passed, barring an other cloudburst. A report originating on the south side of Pueblo last night that the Arkansas river was four feet higher at Swallows and a new flood might be expected in Pueblo was - proved groundless today. From Las Animas, county seat of TJent county, near the New Mexico line, came the report that 200 resi dences are under three feet of water as a result of the flood that reached that locality late Saturday night. The homes of an entire colony of Mexican workers in the beet fields have been washed away with a known loss of four lives, reports said. Chaos was re ported reigning in the town. A new peril, tbat of disease, men aced the city today. Cases of typhoid fever, pneumonia and diphtheria have appeared and health authorities are taking every possible precaution against serious epidemics. Rescuers started exploring the in terior of the two submerged passen ger trains Sunday afternoon and had , taken oat three bodies when they (Continued on Page Six.) SEVEN MOTOR CASES HEARD Seven automobile cases were dis posed of in the City court and 10 motorists were arrested this morning for various violations of the state auto laws. The police drive continues with much vigor, but arrests over the week-end were not as numerous as a week ago. The following cases were settled in the City court: Samuel Xichols, 119 Thompson street, overloading jitney, nolled on the payment of $5; James Cordon, 1463 Park avenue, same charge, nolled; Thomas J. McNamara, 1717 Noble avenue, parking, nolled on the payment of $1; Edward S. Hidden, 275 Park avenue, New Tork City, speeding, nolled on the payment of 510; Jacob Katz, Springfield, Mass., speeding, nolled on the pay ment of $10; Mrs. Roy A. Sherwood, New York city, speeding, nolled on the payment of $10, and Columbus Moise, Brooklyn, speeding, forfeited $25 bonds. Those arrested this morning were: Horatius Rice, 50 Newfield avenue, violation city ordinance; Henry Cur ran, 284 Lenox avenue; same charge; Gilbert J. Pnncent, 136 Howe street, nolled; Fred W. Schaedel, 292 Bun nell street, speeding; Charles Dele liaggiaos, 14 Garfield avenue, speed ing; Elmo Yanck, 410 Garfield ave nue, reckless driving; Anton Lakare wich, 116 Park avenue, speeding; Frank T. Olsen, 2759 Fairfield avenue, failure to complete jitney run; Tony Liuciano, Westport, same charge and John Donawski, Stratford, improper lights. done for another. Privilege should be chased out of the Post Office De partment then It will become a great business; when it becomes a business it retires from politics; and then, and not until then, will it become a great public untility. "The Post Office Department now is a cross between a convenience and an oppression. It has been used contrary to every theory of American Institu tions more than once. It has been done over and over again. "The purpose of the Post Office De partment is to serve commerce and trad but you can not bind the coun try together if you are going to do things for one man that you don't do for another." "Government" said Mr. Seitz, "is bound to be inefficient because it has no initiative. Kvery thing has to be done by rule. It is one of the great defects of government that it has to do things by law. Kvery act must be authorized. Get rid of the red tape and then the Department can get d-own to business and become a com mon carrier." Previous to Mr.. Seitz's address Frank J. Buckley, representing the Postmaster General, gave a talk on the present policies of the Department and It. E. Smith, representing the Treasury Department urged the co operation of the postmasters in the sale of thrift stamps.