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20 WEDNESDAY MORNING, THE BOSTON POST JULY 7, 1920 •• JMES K COX FARMER’S SON Democratic Nominee for Presidency Rose From Humble Beginning to Exalted Public Position GOVERNOR COX’S NEW HOME AT DAYTON, OHIO. The Democratic presidential nominee lives in’this attractive house, and has plenty of room for'exercise on the grounds adjoining. He moved into this home but a short time ago. The Governor named the new home “Trails End.” '___________________________ MRS. JAMES M. COX AND BABY. Photo shows wife of the Democratic presidential candidate with their youngest child. Like Senator Warren G. Harding, James M. Cox has achieved the eminence of a nomination for chief magistrate of the United States from an humble beginning on an Ohio farm. In common with, the Republican nominee, he is a newspaper proprietor, who for many years has made politics his avocation. His home is in Dayton. Senator Harding represents the State of C'hiu in the United States Senate, while the nomination for the presidency has come to his Democratic rival in his third term as Governor of the Buckeye State. HAD MBAQRB EDUCATION Governor Cox was bom on March 31. 1870, on a farm near Jacksonbura, Butler county. He Is Just past the half century mark. It was near the village of Blooming Grove, Morrow county, where Senator Harding was bom on Nov. 2, 1866, which makes him a little less than five years older than Cox. The early years of the Democratic candidate were similar to those of any farm boy. He spent his spare time selling newspapers and working as printer’s devil In a newspaper office. His yearning for an education had to be satisfied ■o far as regular courses were concerned with several years In the high Bchool at Amanda. Butler county. At first he became a school teacher, studying all the time and constantly fearful, as he has since confessed, that some of his older pupils would stump him on some question. Cox was still In his teens and the life of teacher was altogether lacking In excitement for his active disposition. It was related that he has always had difficulty In “sitting still." A friend has since said of his nervous activity, "Cox reminds me of a Mexican Jumping bean." His First Newspaper Job In the ftnall town of Middletown, John Q. Baker, brother-in-law of the candidate, ran a daily newspaper which was not noted for the snapplness of its news column. Cox told what he thought the Blgna! lacked. Baker's reply was: "Join the staff and do the job yoursHf. I’ll give you $10 a week." The next day he was on the job and began to hustle. So long as Cox remained it was the exception when any Item of interest escaped his search. Ho has a fondness for big words, and It Is related that whenever he came across one—and he used to look for them—he would try to frame up a news Item Into which it would fit. Gets Big “Scoop” on Train Wreck Opportunity for advancement came When two trains tried to pass on the same track. It was the biggest wreck Ohio had had In years. Cox was filling In for the regular correspondent of the Cincinnati Enquirer. He ran a great part of the way, sized up the situation, pre-empted the only commercial wire out of the town by filling a page of an old newspaper with a word of explanation to the editor and put through a three-column beat that was followed by an offer of a job on the Cincinnati paper. One day three years later. In 1894, he resigned to become secretary to Repre- •entatlve Paul J. Sorg of the Middletown district. I/ater he represented this same district himself. In August, 1898, Mr. Cox returned to the newspaper game. Through the financial assistance of good friends he was able to buy the Dayton News, which at that time was on “Its last legs." Inside of 10 years after a hard stuggle, for his capital was limited, he had paid off his debt and had a paying proposition. Elected to Congress In 1908 In 1905 Mr. Cox added the Springfield (Ohio) News to his holdings and formed what Is known as the news league. On the day of his purchase Mr. Cox changed the name of the paper, its politics and the time of issue. It has been successful financially from the start. In spite of the fact that he has been In Congress and the Governor’s chair a considerable time, Mr. Cox has always been known as the personal manager of both newspapers. He has also^ become connected with a number of other business enterprises. Having reached the point where he thought he could afford to satisfy his longing to go to Congressi Mr. Cox, In 1908, accepted the Democratic nomination for the third district. There was •ome dissension In fhe Republican ranks Und Cox was elected. Makes Hit by Speech in 1909 Sketches of the Qovemor do not have Sauch to say of his aecompUshment In Congress, but this story has been randed down. During the extraordinary session of 1909, while the Payne tariff bill vras under consideration, the new member was recognized and launched Into a speech. It was so rare lo have the traditional silence of new members violated that “Uncle Joe" Cannon, the Speaker, was led to Inquire: "Who’s the kid?” It was evident that Cox had studied his subject, and "Uncle Joe” Is said to have growled as the young man sat down, “He’ll do." It was while serving his second term as Congressman thkt Mr. Cox was nominated for Governor of Ohio. Those who »(say that Cox has luck point to the defection from the Republican party due to the Pi'Ogresslve movement when Cox ran In 1912. He had been placed In nomination prior to the Republican split In Chicago. A month later Judge E. B. Dillon, 'Republican nominee for Governor of Ohio, withdrew from the ticket. Cox practically had the governorship presented to him that year. "Individual aspiration Is a God-given element and distinct ambitions possc>i^ the soul of racial unity. In harmon.v with this theory the Ran Francisco convention should emphasize the Democratic belief In the principle of self-d.i- termlnatlon in government. Our citlzenn ; will not deny to any race on earth the j right to hold the emotions which stlrrod the founders of this republic.” On States Rights and Tax Reform Speaking for States rights. Governor Cox said we should see to It that the powers t.aken by the federal government from the States during the war emergency were given back. Ho thought there would be no encroachment upon the States, however. If the federal government should pay more attention to Americanization of those of alien birth who hav'e sought homes on this side of the water. The excess profits tax, the Governor said, should be superseded by a tax of from 1 to 11-2 per cent on the volume of business of going concerns. He also favored abolition of the federal Inhor- •tanoe tax. Opposed by Dry Forces For several months the Governor has been making campaign speeches. He has been charging that the Republicans were going to fill a large financial barrel and charged them with “political profiteering.” 'Those of the Democratic leaders who first turned toward Governor Cox as a presidential possibility because of his reputed liberality on the prohibition question have charged him with wab­ bling and straddling that Issn»! since he became an active candidate. But Wayne B. 'Wheeler, national counsel for the Anti-Saloon League, has not changed his opinion. “Last Hope of Wets” “The friends of law enforcement will present a solid front against Governor Cox,” said he, shortly after the Republican convention,, and looking forward to San Francisco. "He is the last hope of the wets In their programme for nullification. Governor Cox’s record Tkf«* rs M makes him an imposslblity, If national Three Terms as Governor of Ohiio | prohibition is to be effectively sustained Two years later Governor Cox was defeated for re-election by Frank B. Willis. But In 1916 Cox came back and was returned to the State Capitol as chief executive of the State. He was , chosen fot a third term In 1918, The pH^lcal wet machine. Republican scars had not been healed, lawlessness in Ohio b; His friends point with pride to the fact that only one other man has ever served as Governor of Ohio for three terms. That man was Rutherford B. ROOSEVELT OF FIGHTING TYPE Democratic Vice-Presidential Nominee Strongly Resembles Famous Cousin in Character JAMES M. COX. Governor of Ohio and newspaper man. who has been nominated for the presidency on the Democratic ticket. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a fifth cousin of the late President Roosevelt and like his noted relative in many leading points ot character, rose to an eminent position in the Democratic party of his State by his aggressive independence as a State Senator and called to himself national attention and consideration because of the brilliant services he gave his country as assistant secretary of the navy during the World war. Hayes. During the first term Governor Cox had to deal with the extraordinary floods. He was a.war Governor in his second tefm. and has since had reconstruction problems to deal with. In his first term the workmen’s compensation law In Ohio wat passed, and Governor Cox has always taken credit for its passage. Othe»" measures which Governor Cox advocated were attacked as radical and failed of passage. Three Terms as Governor of Ohio In 1917 Governor Cox g&t into a wrangle with H. A. Garfield, the coal administrator, when he seized a lot ot coal bound for points In the Northwest and turned It over to relieve an acute shortage In Ohio. Dr. Garfield denounced this as an Illegal procedure The Governor replied that he had. appealed to the President, and In taking the coal had simply carried out an order which a subordinate of the coal administration In Ohio had refused to obey. In handling the situation brought out by the many strikes Incidental to thé r*ost-war period Governor Cox removed the Mayor of one Ohio city because, as alleged, he had failed to take proper steps to protect the rights of both sides. League of Nations Advocate Governor Cox is an advocate of the League of Nations. In an article published less than six weeks ago he predicted that the Democratic convention would endorse the vital principles of the covenant as brought back by President Wilson, and said: "If public opinion In the country is the same as It Is In Ohio, there can be no doubt that the people want a League of Nations because It seems to offer the surest guarantee against war.” Discussing the attempts qf the Republican leaders In the Senate to Americanize the treaty. Governor Cox thus expressed his ideas in regard to "interpretations" of the document. He said the Interpretation of the functions of the league might be expressed In these words: His Strong Argument "In giving assent to this treaty the Senate has in mind the fact that the League of Nations which It embodies was devised for the sole purpose of long and faithfully. "He championed the license law of Ohio, under which he had the appointing power of boards to build a strong He encouraged by refusing to aid the friends of law and order, and after the State had twice adopted a State constitutional provision by referendum vote, he declared for light wine and beer amendment, which Is a nullification measure, and will alienate not only 1 the drys, but the friends of law tini I order. As Mr. Bryan says; ‘Goverror! Cox’s record is as malodorous as Governor Edwards’ and extends over a longer period.’ He has never lifted his hand nor used his voice for the adoption or enforcement of laws prohibiting the liquor traffic. Cox’ Reply to Wheeler "When the wets held up the law enforcement code for Ohio by a referendum he gave them encouragement. When the wets by an illegal referendum attempted to nullify the vote of the Legislature on a ratification he was their friend. When the wets tried to adopt a 2.75 per cent beer amendment to the State cohstitutlon by a State vote and failed he w’as their attorney.” A few days later Gqvernor Cox asserted that whatever the law might be LIKE FAMED RELATIVE The friends of Franklin D. Roosevelt have been interested for many years to note his points of character and his political record that bear a striking similarity to those of Colonel Roosevelt. Franklin Roosevelt was graduated from Harvard with the class of 1907; Colonel Roosevelt was graduated from Harvard with the class of 1880. Franklin was elected as Democratic State Senator In New York from a district that had for 28 years been Republican; Colonel Roosevelt was elected from a New York dlstribt to the State Legislature from a district -that was usually Democratic. Have Many Similar Traits Franklin Roosevelt Is assistant secretary of the navy; Colonel Roosevelt was assistant secretary of the navy. Colonel Roosevelt, in the spring of 191S, when war was declared between the United States and Spain, ordered the mobilization of the Atlantic fleet, so, too, a score of years later, his cousin, Franklin D, Roosevelt, solved many of the problems of the navy and ably assisted in its direction In the World war. Franklin D. Roosevelt Is the author of naval biographies and is a historian of note; Colonel Roosevelt was prominent as a historian and wrote many volumes on the navy and Its administration in war times. In personal traits the cousins are alike; they are Independent and fighters and exponents of the strenuous life. Makes Friends Easily Colonel Roosevelt, as assistant secretary of the navy, sensing the approach “I’m always Interested In newspaper work and I sympathize with newspaper men,” recently said Mr. Roosevelt in an Interview. "You see I was connected with the Crhnson, when in college and being a member of that staff Isn’t as big a Joke as some cynical reporters of metropolitan newspapers might Imagine. “Nor have I forgotten my first ’scoop’. I was still working for a permanent berth In 1900 when the presidential campaign of 1900 between PreaJ- dent McKinley and William Jennings Bryan was raging. A week before the election I conceived the Idea of asking President Ellot how he Intended to vote. Goes to Interview Eliot "He had not made known his Intention, and In New England It was known that his decision would be of value to whichever side he decided to suppoit. Even in his silence the Democrats rejoiced In a tentative supporter. Not knowing that Crimson men were forbidden to Interview the college president I went to Dr. Eliot’s home and was ushered In by a maid. "I told her my name was Roosevelt and, as T. R. was running for "Ylce- Presidcnt, I gruessed that helped a bit, for I was taken Into the presence of Dr. Ellot. " ’Well?’ he questioned to my discomfort. I stammered my question. “ ‘Don’t you know the Crimson candidates cannot Interview the President?" he asked. Gets Interview, Nevertheless “I managed to say I didn’t. ’• ’Strange,’ he remarked. ’There Is a sign In the Crimson office to that effect. But I suppose I might as well tell you. I’m going to vote for President McKinley.’ He then dictated a statement. When I got back to the Crimson office the managing editor was so elated he forgot to discipline me for breaking the rules." Having been admitted to the practice of the law, Mr. Roosevelt became the managing clerk of the law firm of Carter, Ledyard & Mllburn in New York city. He remained In that position until 1910, W'hen he became a. SAID HE COULDN’T AFFORD THE HONOR SAN FRANCISCO, Jaly 6.—Secretary Roosevelt, when told that he looked like a prospect for the vice- presidential nomination, said, “1 can’t afford the honor. 1 have five children.” Mr. Roosevelt discouraged friends who wanted to place him in nomination, saying he did not care to have his name “put up.” cratlc Senator to represent the district In a generation. He was in the State Senate several weeks before the politicians there^ realized there was another Roosevelt In their midst. He went to Albany with certain Ideas In his head about how a State Senator should conduct himself. He made a line for himself In that respect and never crossed it for personal, political or other reasons. WILSON NOT EXCITED BY CONVENTION Remained Calm All Through and Followed Daily Work COX WIRES THANKS TO DELEGATES \ Accepts Nomination- Messages to Harding and Wilson DAYTON, Ohio, July 6.-Governor James M. Cox today sent a telegram to the Democratic national convention at San Francisco announcing he would accept the presidential nomination and thanking the delegates for their action. WASHINGTON, July 6.—White House officials made no attempt to i When the United States Senatorship i ...f fight came before the Legislature in 1911, ¡conceal the feeling of relief that the politicians for the first time gave comes with the close of a long na- conslderation to the young le^slator. convention fight. Tammany wanted the Senatorship to go to William F. Sheehan. It .houM b, enforced; that euch a treat. ment would demonatrate Its weakness'”’' coming; Franklin IX or Its wisdom. He added that the Anti- Saloon League was playing politics. Governor Cox was married to Mayme L. Harding at Cincinnati on May 23, 1893.' Three children—a girl and two boys—were born of their marriage. In July, 1909, while her husband was serving in Congress, Mrs. Cox filed a suit for divorce in Dayton on the grounds of extreme cruelty. Eight years later Governor Cox married Mlsfs Margaretta Blair, daughter of Thomas S. Blair. Jr., of Chicago and New York. The wedding took place on Sept. 15, 1917, at Elmhurst, 111., the Blair summer home, the ceremopy being performed by the Rev. Dr.. "'^’ashington Gladden. The Governor had Vnet his present wife at Virginia Hot Springs about a yeat before their engagement. He has built a beautiful country home near Dayton for her. It la known as'Trallsend. Governor Cox Is a rhember of the Episcopal church. COX ON PROHIBITION \ Letter to Kansas City Mi^n Says the Question Now Before f*ublic Is That of Law Enforcement KANSAS CITY, July 6. - A lW«r Roosevelt, as first assistant to Secretary of the Navy Daniels, pushed the work of preparedness for the World war and organized the naval coastwise defences. Colonel Roosevelt was elected Vice-President as a Republican; Franklin Is the Democratic candidate for Vice-President. ' Franklin D. Roosevelt Is a fifth cous'n of Colonel Roosevelt, and his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, was a niece of the colonel, a daughter of the colonel’s only brother. As with the colonel, so with the young Roosevelt, there Is a likeable wholesomeness about him and wherever he goes he makes friends. American to the Core When Mr. Roosevelt stands erect he is more than six feet in height, and l.e has the firm Rooseveltlan mouth and square jaw. He Is partlculary fond of hard work, he is as patriotic as a true American can be and he has strong convictions and an abundance of optimism and good nature. Mr. Roosevelt was born at Hyde Park. Dutchess County, New York, on January 30, 1882, the son of James and Sarah Delano Roosevelt. The family Is of Dutch origin, the first to come to this country from Holland arriving In 1618. Thoir descendants Intermarried with Flemish, Scotch and Irish people and were among the early settlers An what is Wins Victory Over Tammany Roosevelt said that Sheehan would not be elected. He organized a group of Senators of his own thinking and fought the Influence of Tammany. The siege continued for months. Murphy and his lieutenants fumed, threatened, pleaded, begged end swore. Senator Roosevelt’s men kept right on in their defiance. They said they would keep on voting against Sheehan. Then came the compromise and the election of James A. O’Gorman. Tammany has had e lot of respect for the fighting ability of Mr. Roosevelt since that struggle. Senator Roosevelt was re-elected and served his district with conspicuous ability for three years m the New York State Senate. Excellent Navy Record Secretary Tumulty and the entire executive office staff kept on the job day and night, scanning latest reports from San Francisco. THE TELEGRAM Following is the text of the telegram: “Hon. Joseph T. Robinson, Chairman, Democratio Convention, San Francisco, Cal. “Let me thank you for your fellcltoui message. I shall accept the standard from the democracy of America, conscious not only of the honor but the great responsibility conferred. As Providence gives to me a strength and vision my firm resolve will be to justify the confidence which has been officially e.x- pressed. The ‘shrine of government is In the communities of the land near lo the homes that have given service and sacrifice. To them we will carry our cause with the assurance that the faith shall be kept and that the Institutions of a free people are always sulticient to the needs of time. If they are held to the causes which we pledged. "Pleas« convey to the delegates of the convention my grateful acknowledgments. (Signed) "JAMBS M. COX.” Reply to Robinson The message to the convention was timed so that it was expected to reach San Francisco shortly, before ^the convention reconvened to nominate a ■vice- presidential candidate. It followed a message from Senator Robinson, permanent chairman of the convention, unofficially informing the ! Governor of his nomination and con- I gratulating him. j Governor Cox also sent a reply to ' the greetings received earlier In the day from Senator Harding, the Republican presidential nominee. His telegram to Senator Harding read: Message to Harding "I accept your message as an evidence of the fraternal Impulse which has always characterized the craft to which you and I belong. I heartily reciprocate the felicitous spirit which you have expressed.” The Democratic nominee sent this message to President Wilson in reply to a telegram of congratulation from the chief executive; "I am deeply appreciative of your message of congratulations and good wishes. May I In turn felicitate you on your restoration to health." Near the close of his third term, he The President, to all outward appearances at least, was seemingly unconcerned. He read, of course, the full convention reports, sent to him sheet by sheet, but at his regular time for motoring or retiring he tossed them aside and followed his schedule. He went to bed Friday night while the wires were humming with the story of Mr. Bryan’s fight against adoption of the platform. He arose Saturday at his usual hour, read the night’s developments, and then in the afternoon, when the balloting was keeping half the country on edge, ordered his car for a resigned, to accept the post of Assistant Secielary of the Navy under Secretary Daniels. In the early days of the war, his work •was prtncipally of the planning nature for the coastwise defences. His record in, this particular was excellent, clearly marking him as a remarkable executive and a man of exceptional initiative. He was noted throughout his administration of his office as a cutter of needless red tape and one who was always anxious to get quick and satisfying results. During the absence of Secretary Daniels in Europe In the war period, member of thV firm' rf'kA^vim H^7ker j Roosevelt acquitted & Roosevelt, general practitioners, with credit and won for himself offices at 52 Wall street, New York ' Plaudits of all city. firm. _ plaudits of all experts who are He’ l78till connVcTed‘^k■th■that!f^'"‘”^J the workings of the Important office of the Secretary of the Navy. His record as an administrative officer In the navy is said to be equal to the best traditions of the post. Mr. Roosevelt Is a member of the Eagle Engine Company and Rescue Odd Entry Into Politics written by Governor James M. Cox\of maintaining peace and com'iry'^Imong * Democratic nominee for Pre^ the nations of the earth and preventing ■ dent, to John H. Pollock, a Kansas City r.ow New York City. The family moved the recurrence of such destructive con- I attorney stating his position on law I” fllcts as that through which the world I eiaiing ms position on law ^ lifetime his father was promln- ent In the commercial, official and so- clA,^ life of New York state. has just passed. The co-operation of the United States with the league and its continuance as a member thereof will naturally depend upon the adherence of the league to that fundamental purpose.” While It might not be a perfect document, Governor Cox added, it would do more to bring the world back to normal In six months than could be done In two years by Independent action on the part of the nations. ’’The Republican senatorial cabal,” ho said, "insists that the treaty be Americanized. Suppose that Italy aaks that St be Itallzed, France that It be French- Ized. Britain that it be Brltanlzed and so on down the line? The whole thing would result in a perfect travesty." Governor Cox, who for six months has been trimming his sails with a view to securing the Democratic nomination, did not refer to the Irish question In his article on campaign issues, but he said: enforcement, was made public by Judge Pollock today. The letter, dated Columbus, O., June 23, 1920, was sent In response to an Inquiry from Pollock. It says: "I have read your letter with Interest. The question bufore us now Is law enforcement. As the Constitution and statute stand, they are the expressed mandate of the people and must be respected by public officers and citizens as long as they remain. “There Is no difference between neglect of the law by public officers and an attack against our institutions by the Bolshcvikl. We contend, and properly so, that there is no need of revolution In this country because we have the governmental facilities to change the existing order by rule of the majority, but we can hardly create the proper attitude among aliens, unaccustomed to our ways, if public officers close their eyes to their oath and obligation." Etf^cated at Groton and Harvard The .^assistant secretary Is almost as much at home In 'Mlassachusetts as he Is In New York state. He received his education-In Groton School and Harvard University, preparing later for the bar in the Colunjbla Law School, from which he was graduated with the class of 1997. Many Bostonla'cs remember the Harvard Crimson "scoop," back in the presidential campaign «if 190G, when the college paper made thb unqualified announcement that President Eliot would support McKinley. The gtory was picked up by the press association» and the newspapers all over the coihntry. Not for iong was It known that the'-j-oung Har- vurd student who pulled this "scoop" was Franklin D. Roosevelt, for tl»'-ce yep-rs under Secretary Daniel^, the dlvectlng force In the navy. His entrance into active political life came about in a peculiar way. It might be said that it was an accident. The district he represented had sent a Republican to the New York State Senate every term for 28 years. The election of the Republican candidate was such a foregone conclusion that nobody wanted the Democratic nomination. Roosevelt was asked to be a candidate. He yielded to persuasion, and ran. He made a few speeches In the opening days of the campaign, In which he assailed the bosses, ana called for the "square deal" for the plain people. His meetings, at first meagre In attendance, grew larger and larger, and the applause of the constituents of the district Increased for the new politician. I Makes Presence Known He conducted a strenuous campaign oven up to the opening of the polls, and won. He was the first Demo- Hook and Ladder Company of Hyde Park, qf the Dutchess (jounty Society, the Harvard Club, the Naval History Society and the New York Historical Society. He Is interested In literature and has compiled biographies of tho early naval commanders. Mr. Roosevelt married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of the late Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and daughter of i Eliot Roosevelt, March 17, 1905. They have five children. Mr. Roosevelt divides his time when at home between his family, his Interest In local affairs and tennis, for which he displays his chief sporting enthusiasm. He is extremely democratic In manner and la popular throughout the country. In New York, Mr. Roosevelt Is a member of the City, Harvard, Knickerbocker and Racquet and Tennis clubs, which he Is affiliated with t’ne Army and Navy, Metropolitan and University clubs of ‘Washington. He did the same thing yesterday when McAdoo and Cox were making their hard and flnaU drive, and soon after learning that the convention had recessed last night, with Indications of ft nomination before morning, he went to bed. Rear Admiral Grayson, the President’s physician, who kept late vigil in the WWte House telegraph room, into which flowed convention news from Ban Francisco, was up early today and personally Informed the President that Governor Cox had been named. There was no intimation as to how Mr, Wilson received the news, but he reached for a pad of paper and a pencil, and wrote his own message of congratulation to the Governor. With the virtual end of the convention. talk of the President taking a long rest awax from Washington was revived. It was stated on high authority, however, that he does not now contemplate a visit to any of the resorts frequently mentioned of late In the newspapers, Those closest to the President say he Is finding It quite comfortable at the White House and that he much prefers to remain there. ZELWOOD A comfortable collar for summer wear. E arl ^W ílson makm of 517, W9shmilon Near Wmat Street Special Sale of Steamer Trunks Heavy duck covered, painted green, brawn fibre binding and centre band, brassed hardware and extra strong lock. 28-lncii 9.00 32-inch 10.00 34.inch 11.00 36.inch 12.00 ^RUNI^ Reduced from 15 to 2S% MAIL ORDER8 FILI.RD Also 15 to 25%, reduction on all Trunks, Bags, Suit Cases and everything in leather goods. 5/7 Near Weet Street OPEN SATDRDAT8 UNTIL !• P. M. GOODS AND CAR BOTH STOLEN Mystery In regard to the discovery of a stolen automobile, filled with shoes, men’s and women’s stocking;«, slippers, a striped Jumper and other articles of wearing apparel, which was found In the woods of West Roxbury Sunday, was solved yesterday, when the chief of police of Stoughton visited the West Roxbury police station and identified the goods. The machine had been previously Identified as that of 'William Curtis of 118 Pleasant street, Stoughton, stolen on July 1. The property In the car had been mystifying for a while, however. It was discovered that the goods were stolen from the Cook residence In Mansfield, which house had been broken Into early In the week. Sergeants Daniels and Ferris found the machine. The Investigation was made under Captain Bowley of Station 17. Sale Army Wrist watche ; s For Boston and Vicinity Guaranteed 20 YEARS JEWELED ADJUSTED Price During the War $15 A CHANCE TO PURCHASE A WRIST WATCH REALLY CHEAP. Taking Into consideration that there were more than one thounand dealers after this lot of Army Watches, miicli credit is 1 due Mr. Freiman, president of the l.eiiox . j .Tewelry Co., for his untiring efforts In ' securing them, which number many i thousands and give to this company the i exclusive sale for Rnston. During the ■ war these rugged little timepieces could not be made fast enough to supply the ! United Htates Army at $15.00 ea«-h. Every j movement is beautifully Jewelled and ad- I Justed and so marked. Furthermore, \lils ' company’s guarantee goes with every one for 20 years. We now offer them for sale I at $4 each, with the distinct nndersfand- I Ing that the money (every cent of It) will be refunded if watches as good as these in any particular can be purchased elsewhere for less than $1.5.00. Every one has I been examined and Inspected by the Gov- I ernment Inspectors, so there can be no I mistake. All have luminous faces that I ran be seen at night. In fact the darker the night the plainer yon can see the time. I Tlie higher grades will be sold as follows: $20 Grade, $ 6 $25 Grade, $ 8 $30 Grade, $10 $40 Grade, $15 $50 Grade, $25 Mall orders flUed on wairhe« priced S6.00 or more nrst-CIm Watd) at Rnsonable PrittS Open daily till 6. Sat. till 9.

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