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VOL. 53 NO. 224 BRIDGEPORT, CONN.,FRIDAY,SEPTEMBEIt 21, 1917 PRICE TWO CENTS htt 7nTnTnrTn h W H M TOflOJir DM 1U BY WW JEMSl 1 1EHTES1E ifS 1 IS H y u lyJ uvi li hu ; if iLgbvl P Iluu New Entente Lines East of Ypres Consolidated . Overnight-T-Australian Banner Flutters Over " the "Anzac," Newly Acquired Enemy Strong- hold Southwest of Zonnebeke Haig Renews Drive at German Position Southwest of Ghelv velt British Casualties Light. -, British Front in France, and flight the British forces with comparatively little opposition (consolidated and considerably improved the new line which tthey 'had won in their off ensive against the Germans to the east lpf Ypres. l- ' ., '. ' ' " Today, from the newly acquired enemy stronghold known ins "Anzac," southwest of Zonnebake, flutters the Australian jahner, a symbol of the greatest tish operations in the western 3luding" that atrMessmes. Southwest of Gheluvelt the Germans still are holding a po jfeition which the British desired, and today at 9:30 o'clock Field j-VXcU QUCU JL-LOJ-g JJ Vfe" u vvui ubvurun i Tha, British beean an Intense artll fieny preparation with, guns of aH cal ibre about a week ago and this con iinued -with cnaJbatlng -fury until to Gay. ! Counter battery 1 work resulted Sn. a large naunber- of German guns beingi silenced and , many ammunition jidunrpe near batteries' w blown up ty shell ftro. -Tfcsr entire frtmf over GERMANY PRODIGAL OF HUMAN, L : LIFE IN EFFORT TO HOLD LINES London, Sept. tl Field Mar.ial 1 Haig in later reports regarding the British offensive on the Belgian front, to the east of Yores.-, yesterday, when the British troops pushed through, the German lines for assistance; of more than a mile,' says that the complete ness of the British success Is confirm ed' bySdetalled accounts of the battle. The Brisvih war office, after the re ceipts of Field Marshal Haig's report. today issued this bulletin: . - ; " ''More detailed accounts of yester day's battle confirm the completeness ef our success. ' During the evening leeal attacks delivered by us' in the j vicinity of Tower hamlets and north-, east ( Langemarck cleared np a number of strong points and complet ed the capture of our objectives In Abme localities. . "It to nov established that' to the Itnany eoanter, attacks delivered by (considerable forcas of the enemy dur- 1 BRITISH TROOPS OVERRUN ENEMY'S STRONGEST FORTIFIED POSITIONS .y ' ' ' ' ' ' ' BMtlsh Headquarters In France, v IBept. 20. CBy the Associated Press, y (The Brlttoh offenalve which' began at Liawn over a wide front east of the ry.pres salient, found the attacking kforoea late today holding many new (positions of vital Importance and con Winufng the fight in German territory latong a line, which in many places (represented an average gala of a milo nil depth. ..,' . T Such redoubtable . strongholds as rfum'si wood, Glencorse wood; . Inver ness copse and Shrewsbury ' forest, which have withstood numerous fierce Assaults recently, were entirely over frun 4y the 'British who reached points pnrell beyond them. Heavyi . fighting was continuing at close range at "var oos point and the Germans were massing with the evident Intention of delivering a counter attack. It has been a day of great success' for the British arms, for the possession of ths V wooded heights whiteh they captured east of . Tpres unquestionably is of crucial Importance since the dominat ing positions from the keystone of the German structure of defense in this 'sector; The greatest gains have been made between St. Juhen and Holle beke, which was as had ibeen planned, for within this stretch of country lie ' .. the Important defenses Just - men tioned. ' The troops that went out to the at tack represented some of the ; finest men In the British army. They enter ed the conflict in high -spirits and eager for the fray. Their advance waa preceded by one of the most per fect and heaviest barrage fires yet attempted. Tha men went over the top stripped light and as a result of i this, coupled with the fine artillery ! support, they were enabled to nego .ntiate the first -stages of the difficult Vground . rapidly. - They had swept through Glencorse 7 wood, Inverness copse and the east fern part of Shreswbury forest by 8 i o'clock, two ' hours and twenty min- , t VJtM after the attack began, and oth- jfir advanced positions were reached ' iwlth eojual rapidity, which is a re ' flBarfcnWe achievement in view of the : marshy, nature of the ground due to i heavy rain. On the left of the line attacked Belgium,1 Sept. 21. During the victory which has marked Bri theatre in, the past year, not ex? ; " , . ..V , which, attack wu maldie was swept by airplanes with higi explosives, and as- an additional precaution the British runners kept potting down a heavy barrage Are, f first in one place and then in another, and sweeping the Whole countf y . befora them. The German guns; of course, have net ibeen silent, (but their ' Bra was Comipartttively weak. --x . - " ' ing the afternoon and evening his caa- ualtles were' nnusually great.' 'The clear light of the latter part of the day enatnea our troops to ooiaiu warming of "impending attacks, and In every case the advancing lines o Ger man infantry were ' destroyed by- the concentrated fire from our rifles, ma chine guns and artillery.' "The obstinacy with which the en emy .constantly repeated his attacks only added to his losses without re covering for him any of the valuable ground which we had' won. , ' : "Exhausted by his previous efforts, te enemy made, no counter attacks during the night, and our troops were able to c'onsolidate the positions un disturbed. v- J'0ur own losses In the battle are light. ' "In the course of the njght small hostile attacks were driven off west of Havlncourt and west of Lens." ' heavy flighting developed on .the high ground on either side of the Zonne- beke-Langemarck road. A number of strongly fortified farms were encoun tered in this, region and bombed into submission. 'Among these was Schuy ler farm, a short distance southeast of St. Julian. Schuyler farm held out long against attacks and continued to play on the British with machine guns until it was taken. . '.v. Strong resistance was encountered at a redoubt . on ' the Ypres-Roulers railway west of Zonnebeke. This re doubt is a massive concrete steel structure and it withstood all of the shellfire - poured against it. The Bri tish advanced on two sides and storm ed the, place with bombs until, its oc cupants raised the white flag. Si mi lar tactics resulted in the fall of an other - great stronghold northeast of Westhoek. , The British casualties so' far report' ed are exceptionally light, the major ity being due to machine gun fire. British airplanes again dominated' the air. They were thick over the line of the British advance and carried on a vigorous warfare back of the Ger man positions where tons of high ex-' piosive Dom ds were dropped. Her man machines -were far less active. A large number of prisoners already have been brought in but K is im possible, to give an accurate estimate of the total. ' . ' r Heavy fighting along this front is expected to follow today's attack, be cause it. is certain that the Germans will not relinquish these " positions without a' bitter struggle. , Air pilots report that -the roads back of the Ger man lines are filled with troops being rushed up for a counter attack, hut tlfls Is a pleasing feature to the Brit ish: artillerymen who express the de sire for nothing better titan to get as many Germans as possible out In (Continued on Page 7.) THE WEATHER. For Connecticut: Partly cloudy to night and Saturday, probably showers; somewhat cooler tonight; moderate west and northwest winds. ' LINEMAN JUMPS FROM TRUCK IN NICK OF TIME ; ,- i -- '-: " i Deserts Tower Repair Car as Trolley Pushes It Nearly Into River. NEW BRIDGE FENCE : SMASHED BY AUTO Trolley, Motprman Declares Brakes on Electric Fail ed to Work. . The presence of mind of George Dugan, a lineman, tl years, of Clif ford street, saved' him - from being precipitated into the r,waters of the Pequonnock " river .' and . , . perhaps drowned at 2 o'clock this morning, when a . trolley car crashed Into the auto-tojver truck on the top of which, he was standing. " . Dugan leaped from the tower plat form to safety as the auto, after'.tear- ing away about 20 feet of the tempor ary wooden fence started to tumble into the waters of the . Pequonnock river from the jew Startford avenue bridge. Fred Kennedy, the driver of the truek, Jutnped from his seat to the roadwayi and picked up Dugan who was knocked unconscious .when, he struck oh the warreniie'and suffered a fracture of the wrist. The truck 1 in .its flight (from the bridge struck one' of the remaining stable , posts, from . which . the wood fencing had ' been torn away, and the rear wheel ' became firmly locked to the post. - Held in this position it was suspended in midair over the waters of the river; until the wrecking crew from . the-) company removed it ta place -of safety. 7 4' -:. Dngaa, according to the police,' was arranging wires over the bridge from the tower top and the driver of ma chine was at the wheeV . A.n" Lelectri coming, Jm wMllford ovet lhe-Bew bridge was arrtlbfa''t "stop,'' the motor, man .alleging that his air. brakes fall ed , to work. The trolley- struck--the trade from the rear with such vio lence that the truck ahot across the bridge and through. ' the temporary wooden-fence. V'Thie old half of the bridge has been, completely removed. Kennedy seeing flanger, yelled to Dugan and jumped out of his seat. Dugan noting' the (truck's bourse and the fact " that ' he ' would be thrown from the tower, which even then was Inclining beneath his: feet, . into the river, leaped .to the bridge. . . Dr. Ewald - CUsson - found i ' Dugan badly . dazed, a wrist fractured and his body painfully ibruised. The phy- aician removed the Injured man to the Bridgeport hospital in , the emergency ambulance. Kennedy was .unhurt. The broken .bridge fencing was re paired after te automobile had;beea taken from Its suspended position. TEUTON DIVISIONS USED UP RAPIDLY Grand - Headquarters ' of the French Army in France, Sept. 21. (By the Associated Press.) Thirty-five Ger man divisions have been engaged in the fighting . in Flanders during the course of the six weeks from July 18 to Aug. 29, eight of which are still in the front , line., -Nineteen of ' the drawn and are -now . undergoing re formation, in rest camps, the other eight being .assigned to defend "quiet sectors along the . fighting ; front and elsewhere. . - The average duration1 of : the occu pation off , ront; trenches by German divisions before their withdrawal is only eight days, in which time the casualties became so heavy that their retirement' is compulsory. t 1 j l ) J i n iuiiug a. siAixijxr peiivu Ul Lite C3UII1- me battle a year ago, thirty-four Ger man divisions were engaged, twenty two - of which were withdrawn as a consequence of casualties after . twelve days fighting. - During the Verdun fighting, which began on Aug. 20, ten German divisions, including four re serve divisions, were . withdrawn af ter fighting from a minimum of two days to a maximum of four days. Eight of these divisions were regard y ed as exnaustea. six new divisions. which replaced them, now occupy the line. ' ' - BRITISH ADVANCE FRACTION OF MILE, GERMANY ADMITS Berlin. Sept. 21, via London. Bri tish troops at Passchendaele . and Ghe luvelt. on the Belgian front, at times yesterday, pressed forward for a dis tance - of more than two-thirds of a mile, says the official statement is sued today by the tterman general staff. . West of Passchendaele the British were pressed 'back by a coun ter t attack. North of the , Menin Tpresroad a portion of the terrain remained in the hands - of the Bri tish. 4 The statement also 'says that after fluctuating ' fighting between - Lango marck and Hollebeke the British were able to advance for a depth of two thirds of a mile. ' General Iiudenldorff -reports that in all the other sectors the English, sus taining J heavy losses, were thrown back into the crater field. .All- the vil lages In the fighting, zone are declared to be in German possession. German troops, it is announced, successfully withstood the first - day - of the third battle of Flanders. In Coast Strike Negotiations All Night 'Conference Be tween Workers, Employ--ers and Federal Mediators Fails to Bring About Any Change in, Situation De veloped by Strike of 25, 000 Men Engaged in Gov ernment Work. San Francisco, Sept 21 Ne gotiations looking toward a 'set tlement of a strike of 25,000- members of unions affiliated with the iron trades council who walked out a week ago for higher wages, were dead- bcked early today, after an all-. night conference between rep resentatives of the men, their employers ' and federal media tors. . ' ' , ' Tha employers, it was said, offered a 12 1-2 per ceint. wage increase if the men return to work immediately and submit iflnal adjustment of the differ- enoes to arbitration.- The men, It was understood, stood fast Hot . their de mand! of $6 a day minimum, an in. crease of SO per cent, over the 'scale carried . in the working agreement which expired last Saturday. (Previous statements which .came from the conference were to the effect that the differences might 4e settled so speedily as- to make unnecessary the coming to San Francisco of a spe ciaJLcomm,l8sipQ aopointete by . Presi dent Wilson to investigate labor con ditions on the P&iciCc coast. ' Further conferences were to be held today. X , ' ,- 'Washington, Sept. 2L -Members of the -special commission appointed by the president, ' of which Secretary Wil son is the head, tpinvestigate labor trpuiDies in.' tne. wesir toaay were pre-iM-rtne n leave for the Pacific coast. In addition to tne shipyard strikes, the commiSiOn "will inquire into recent H portations of workers and charges of the American Federation - of ia-bor that Arizona employers subsidized ac tivities of 'the Industrial JWorkers of the World. ' -i j Javin McNabj- San, Francisco -laW' yer, today was appointed special rep resentative of the federal shipping board in negotiations lookingxto set tlement of the- strike of iron workers in San Francisco shipyards. San Francisco, Kept. 21. Hope that the differences over, which 25,000 metal Workers, largely engaged in govern ment work here, who are on strike for a 60 (per cent, wage increase might be settled, so speedily as to make unnec essary the coming to iSan Francisco of a special commission appointed by President Wilson yesterday to inveS' tigato labor conditions on the Pacific coast was expresseldi today toy W. T. Boyce, assistant commissioier of im migration, who . has been acting as special mediator. , "The feeling now existing between the strikers and the employers should lead to a speedy adjustment of the controversy," said Mr. Boyce. . Rep resentatives of tooth, the "strikers and employ-ers were inclined: to share Mr. Boyce's views. . Further conferences (between both factions and federal agents were to be held today. It Jvas pointefd- out that the 'government' proposal, to di vide any expense : incident to the granting of the demands by concerns that are making not more than 10 per cent, profits on shipbuilding contracts did not assist small shops that are do ing work, apart from governmental contracts. It was this difficulty, it was said, that prevented a settlement of the differences. . - . STRIKERS CAX WORK BUT .- ' STRIKE ISNT CAIiLED OFF. ' Aberdeen, Wash., Sept.v21 A state ment signed by B. E. Wieland, presi dent of the ' International Union of Timber Workers, and circulated to day in the official publication of the union, virtually suspends a strike for the eight hour day in the timber in dustry on Gray's Harbor. . The state ment says: "The strike is not called off and will not be until the eight hour day is won, yet, since many strikers, es pecially the married men, have reach ed the limit of possible sacrifice, we will not stand in their way in provid ing the means to take care of their families.? The strike began July 16. (London, Sept. 21. A despatch from iBerne, Switzerland, received' today by the British admiraltiy through the Wireless Press, says: - "Emperor 'William. has passed through Budapest, Hungary, on his way -to Sofia, the iBulgarian capital. It is believed to 'be the emperor's in tention to try to smooth over difficul ties which have arisen ibetween Bul garia and Germany. "Germany and Austria have de manded military aid which Bulgaria has refused!. On the other hand Bul garia -has asked similar aid which the central powers have refused. Deadlock PREPARE HERE FOR EXAMINING SECOND QUOTA Some of the Districts May Have to Borrow Eligibles From Others. ' TURN BACKS FROM v CAMP LARGE FACTOR Final 15 Per Cent, of First Draft Will Go to Ayer October 4. Every local drafting board is malt ing preparation today for sending the third contingent to Ayer, Mass., and for the round-up of - evaders to be sent forward in the last 15 per cent. The second division has already sent out preliminary green cards, notifica tion of preparedness for the departure on Oct. 4. In some of the local board offices ' work, has already begun upon the lists of men. who will be summoned for the second draft of 500,000' with the pos sibility that -unless the aliens already temporarily discharged from' examina tion, are called into service or another registration is made, additional quotas of men will have to be taken 'from the larger districts to make up the quota for the smaller, ones'. ' Im preparation for the government appreension of evaders and absolute slackers, Adj-Gen. Cole has begun sending to the addresses of "Bridgeport persons reported for government ser vice Hvhen they failed to show for ex amination, cards giving the 'men five days in which to appear before the adjutant general in person or by let ter or telegram. ' , - f By some error the adjutant was fur- rdsed an incorrect list in one local dis trict with the result that men " who have, alreatfv certified f or service have received theTrerperemptory notifications to appear or 'subject themselves to the military discipline which will be meted out to all such slackers dragged by the department of Justice' or; local po lice off iciaHr before te army command ers. The Dosstbility of additional exam ination in. several .districts for the last 15 pericentsquota unless more men are certified by -the district -board and even men are sent back-to Bridgeport from the first 40 per oant division than were rejected by. the army physicians on the flrst',five'per cent, looms strongly oni'the draft, horizon today. v , In he second division, Bridgeport, three men out of 13 sent to" Ayer on the first train were returned. for phy sical disqualification. This), is nearly 25 per cent, of the total and if the same; ratio applies to those sent yes terday and to. go -on October" 4, every divisions board! will be compelled to ex amine "between : 100 and 50 more reg istered mem. "Christmas Bells Will Be Peace Bells, " Member 0f4 Reichstag Declares Copenhagen, Sept 21 The Poiitl ken today prints an Interview ' with Herr Leube, liberal member of th German reichstag tn which he says he is convinced that the German reply to the peace i note . of . Pope Benedict, Which was unanimously, adopted, will be couched ; in terms in accordance with the peace resolution . passed' :bj the reichstag majority on July 19. ; Herr : Leube declares that he and most of the German liberals and so cialists consider that the annexation of Belgium or the exercise of control over it would be stupid. "'If we took Belgium," he continues, . "we would have to: give it 25 representatives in the reichstag, and it is not difficult ta Imagine what troubles those 25 Would cause the government." ; , The German reply to the pope, Herr Leube believes, will promote the bring ing about of peace. "I am convinced that the Christmas bells will be peace bells," he declared. ... LIBERTY BONDS FOR BRIDGEPORTERS WHO GET FIRST GERMANS The first citizen of Bridgeport In the national army, who captures a German, will be presented with a $100 Liberty bond by James J. Leon, of 42 Clarence street, a Bridgeport business man. ' In addition, a $50 Liberty bond will .be. paid by, Mr. Leon to the first citizen of Bridgeport who en ters Berlin with , the American troops. . He himself is a member of the national army and will leave for Ayer, Mass., Oct. 4. He is now winding up his business affairs. "I ami authorized, besides, to promise $100 on behalf of Moe Ab alan, 1134 State street," said Mr. Leon today, "to the first Bridgeport resident of Syrian extraction who captures a German. i There are many persons of the race in the national army. "I'm going to make an effort to be the man to get the first German, myself," he said. "If I should be the lucky soldier I'll turn my prizes over to the Red Cross." ' His offers are secured by prop erty in this city, Mr. Leon said. State Department Makes Public Text of Message Sent by Bernstorff to Berlin; Requesting Use of $50,000 to Influence Congress Worked! Through Unnamed Organization Same Sort ) of Work Previously Carried Out, Message In-j dicates No Direct Attempts to Bribe Con-j gressmen Believed to Have Been Made j Bernstorff s Connection With Germany's Se cret Plottings in America Established Beyond j Question. Washington, Sept. 21. -Secretary Lansing today made public as an astounding addition , to the series of, disclosures covering German intrigues in sage sent by Count von Bernstorff in January of this year to;, the Berlin foreign office requesting authority to pay out $50' 000 to influence congress through an unnamed organization,1 apparently known to the Berlin authorities. - ' Count von B'ernstorff indicated- in his message that money-; had been paid this organization on former occasions to per iorm tne same work. The text' of the message was given ouj: without comment, In the same manner as were the messages of Count Luxburg, German minister to Argen tina, which have disrupted relations between Argentina and Germany, and the letter of German - Minister von ISckhardt in Mexico City, recently made public. " ' '' t The . message, dated January 22, 1917, follows: '" "I request authority to pay out up. to 900,000 (fifty thousand dol- -lars) in order, as on former occa- elons, to v influence congress through the organisation yon know of, which can, perhaps, pre vent war. "I am beginning In the mean time to act accordingly., ' "TnTthe above circumstances ' a : public official German declaration n favor of Ireland is highly de-. Birable, in order to gain the sup pc fc 6f Irish, Inflwenoe here. - . v : posodxg jfandni mruxaaQ Whether the state department is in possession of other evidence indicating the ambassador's activities has not been revealed, but the 'etraordinary disclosures already made 'has fixed the" belief that agents of the United States government have collected and compiled the entire story of German duplicity and intrigue and that addi tional chapters - will be 'added. The reference .to avoiding war is taken as an Indication that Ambassa dor ' Bernstorff had prior knowledge of his government's intention to pro claim a merciless,.-" widespread sub marine . warfare, and that he.-, .was equally ' confident - that . the United States government could not be easily blacated by mere promises. '.The German announcement of Its intention to expand its submarine activities was not made public until , Jan. 81, when the world was startled not only by the determination to remove, all restric tlons but by ; the statement that it would become effective on the follow ing day. Three days later the United States "government had . expressed its disapproval by severing relations with Germany. ' That the German -ambassador knew of his government's intention was as sumed by some officials,, although at the same time he denied prior knowledge,- and those Sn close touch with the embassy were given to un derstand that he did-not approve the course and worked to secure modifi cation. t No Bribery Attempted. , It has not been assumed that the ambassador actually Intended to bribe or personally influence any member of Congress and doubt that such was ihis purpose is supported to some extent by the comparatively small amount of money he asked. Fifty thousand dol lars, it was pointed out, would go but a short way towards buying the Influ ence of any Congressmen. Judiciously expended, however, it might do much in compensating paid agents, such as are now known to have belonged to the elaborate machine Bernstroff had so carefully built up for, the produc tion of propaganda , -and - for purposes of espionage. Information in the possession of the government but not yet revealed is said to show conclusively a more di rect connection of the German ma chine in America with the Irish ques tion than that indicated in Count von SUPERIOR GOU INJUNCTION HATTERS As a result of strike troubles with the hatters in Danbury, Judge Curtis of the superior court has granted a temporary injunction restraining members of Hatmakers' Union No. 10, from congregating m in -. front of fac tories controlled by'"th United States Hat Co. and ' threatening employes. Papers in the injunction proceedings were filed today in the superior court. Among those restrained are - Presi dent Cornelius McCue of the union. Secretary and Treasurer Hugh Shal voy, Jeremiah, Scully and John OHara of the executive board and Martin Lawlor of New Tork. . Property in " America and elsewhere a mesi 3 . . , ; .. Bernstorff a messages. . The records at the department of justice are said to contain the names of men impli cated in that phase of German ic in trigues well known in America. v Active In Plots. ' ' - Today's announcement by the state-J department is the first official utter-3 ance of the government ' with refers ence to tHJs Herman " ambassador's active personal participation in the maze of plots and intrigues conducted for Germany's benefit in this country since the beginning of the European war. The evidence of Count Be)n stbrffs personal activities in connec tion with German propaganda here-- bears the date of President Wilson's address to Congress, Jan. 22, reciting his, appeal to the waring nations to enter into peace negotiations. . . It was not the- first time, apparently, j that :Count rop.. Bernstorff ""had sought-! to Influence Congressional action, this being, eloq41y-pro;fcUmeg!. bj. his 1 reference tp 'former occasfoihs.", " ' , The name of the ' organisation 1 througg which the German government had sought to influence congress, the man intrigues here, many of which led, this purpose was expended, the pre vious instances and , the .individuals carrying on the propaganda, although, ! not' disclosed, presumably are known to the state' department and to the department of justice, whose; bureaus of investigation for more than , three years has been conducting-a rigid-sur-S yeiiianice 01 German activities in" this country. ; .-- The Master Minds ' -Records of the department of Justice are 'overflowing with reports, from hundreds, of agents concerning ' Ger man intrigues ere, many, of which led to' the German emibassy and some of which resulted in the - recall, at Presrl ident Wilson's request, of Captains Boy-ed and vein Papen,fthe German naval and military aides.' .( . - j; - Up to this time. Boy-ed and von Papen had appeared as the master spirits of German propaganda here Intimations that German plots and; in trigues were directed not by them but by Count von Bernstorff, with -the fun approval of Berlin, ' heretofore :' had: been met by officials with silence. j For months past, however, there have been ,many.-indications thatviJi-e Bernstorffs ' direct fconnectlbn 5-with American government had established much of. the German .secret work con ducted here and that there was am ple basis for. a request fdr his recoil months before the diplomatic "break J with Germany. r- .. , Up to the time of Boy-ed's and -von 'j -t-apen-s recall von iternstorrr, appar ently for diplomatic reasons, had sought to remain clear personally of connection with the great volume of pro-German activities conducted here by his attaches- From . disclosures concerning Boy-ed's and von Papen's" manifold activities here officials ap parently obtained the impression thaj von tsernatortr m most instances Had left the conduct of. German propa-j ganda in the bends or Jiliis submar-l ines, with. only , casual supervision their activities, ifs any. - j Government Worked Secretly , I Intimations have been .more or lessJ frequent, however, at trials and other proceedings. Instituted against ' pro-j German agents In ' this country' that! (Continued on Page 7.) s .' '( BEST Danbury belonging ;.to Shalvoy . has been attached. ' ' " :. The company claims it recentlytookj oer the plants of the Frank H.. Lea ! Co., John W. Green & Son,. Harry Mc? v Lachlan and S. A. G-. Hat Co. It Is alleged the union men conspired to! prevent' the operation of the ' plants. ' by congregating, in" front of the shops; hurling vile names at . employes and I beating some of those who . remained! at work. It is declared that, as the! police force of Danbury is too small; to cope with these large gatherings! that serious riots are threatened. In' addition to the injunction nnnni j RT ORmITSI RlfHO or,i P minim .... . , ... a.i.