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THE TIMES: APRIL 3, 1918 DEBARS LAWYER FROM PRACTICE ' OF PROFESSION Charles N. Wexler of Stam ford Found Guilty of Un professional Conduct. MAY BE REINSTATED great ma mm assecsilie ROWLAND'S Entrances in Main Street, Fairfield Avenue, and Cannon Street Bridgeport, Conn., , Wednesday, April S, 1918. Weather: Unsettled, probably show era tonight; Thursday fair; cooler. AFTER THREE YEARS Judge Maltbie Finds That Wexler is Unfortunate m Position He Took. Indefinite suspension from his privi lege of practicing law is the punish ment Imposed by Judge William m, Maltbie of the Superior court upon Charles N. Wexler, an attorney of Stamford, found guilty of unprofes sional conduct. The decision was handed down today. Judge Maltbie, however, finds that Wexler is not altogether to blame for th situation, which arose and which causes his suspension, and Includes a statement that while Wexler has been guilty of violating the ethics of the profession there Is reason to believe he might in the future be worthy of the confidence of the bar, and be again allowed to practice on an order of the court, but he asks that such an order be not entertained In leas than three years. Wexler was accused by the Griev ance committee of the Bar association of irregularities in connection with the probating of the will one Banger before the Surrogate's court In New York. He was given a hearing be fore Judge Maltbie in Bridgeport about a week ago, and admitted many of the charges made against him. The chief allegations were that Wexler made false affidavit for the purpose of substituting a false will for the real one ,of inducing his sten ographer to make a similar affidavit, ad. of preparing what purported to be an office copy of a will asserted to be made by Ranger In his office, and affixing the name of Ranger to the alleged copy in pencil. .Tnrlrn Maltbie finds that Wexler did not do this for personal profit, but because he was Induced by one Cunningham, In whom he had confi dence, and to aid the heir at law of . Ranger, a sister, who was assumed to be In great need. He was as wired the papers he prepared were not to be used In court. Judge Maltbie says In his finding that there Is nothing In the facts as; found by the court to show that Wexler In the future would oe un nrttiv of trust, and that his posi tion Is largely one of misfortune. He recommends that If after three years of eood conduct Wexler should ask for reinstatement the motion may be considered. Wexler was a well known attorney of Stamford and the charges made xrninut him created a sensation In that city when they became public The American Red Cross In France has divided 5,000,000 francs among destitute families of French soldiers. (Continued from Page One) BRINGING UP HEAVY REINFORCEMENTS An indication that heavy French reinforcements are being brought up rapidly to the point on the western front where the Germans appear to have concentrated their strongest efforts to break through is carried in information received at the British war mission at Washington today from British headquarters in France. The French forces, it was said, have extended their line to Thennes, near the Luce river. This enables the British to shorten their own line and to concentrate their forces. BOMBARDING FRENCH CAPITAL The Germans again began to bombard Paris at 9:50 o'clock this morning. ' Today's British war office announcement follows: l "The British last night stormed and captured a strong Ger man point south of Hebuterne, which menaced the defending positions. "The recapture of Ayette, south of Arras, by the British, is the most important news from the northern battle front report ed so far today. The Ayette sector has been one of the most fiercely contested zones. The Germans have sacrificed great numbers of troops in an effort to obtain a hold there" A German attack south of Moreuil last night was repuls ed by the French fire and the enemy was unable to gain a foot ing in any part of the French positions, the Paris war office an nounces except at one point. The French also broke up a Ger man attack near Rollot, and gained ground north of Plemont. DOWN EIGHT AEROPLANES The Paris statement follows: "On the front between the Somme and the Oise there was increasing activity on the part of the artillery on both sides. South of Morueil the enemy made a spirited attack against the French positions between Morisel and Mailly Rameval. It was repulsed by the French fire and the enemy was unable to gam a footing in the French defenses, except at a single point. "A German effort north of Rollot was broken up by the French fire. Last night the French carried out a local opera tion on the slopes north of Plemont, in the course of which our troops enlarged their position appreciable and took 50 prison ers. . There is nothing to report from the rest of the front. "On March 31 and April 1 French aerial squadrons threw down 12,000 kilograms (more than 13 tons) of projectiles on railroads and cantonments in Ham, Cauny, Noyon, etc. A large fire was observed in the railroad station in Chaulnes. German cantonments in the region of Roye were bombarded with many projectiles and attacked with machine guns from a low eleva tion. French pursuit planes were engaged in many fights, in the course of which eight German aeroplanes were brought down. The others were put out of action." LATE WAR DISPATCHES London, April 3 British aviators were very active Monday on the battle front in France, dropping 17 tons of bombs and bringing down 16 German aeroplanes and two balloons. The official statement on aviation says the night bombing squadrons dropped bombs on railroad stations in the area behind the German lines. London, April 3 The Bolsheviki government has resolved to introduce compulsory military service, says an Exchange dispatch from Petrograd, and has agreed to discuss appeal for the conclusion of peace from the Central Ukrainian rada of Kiev. It is reported that the Germans and Ukrainians will attempt a fresh advance on Kharkov from Poltava. Beautiful new silk dresses$27.50 London, Apri 13 The Bolsheviki government has crushed all its enemies, but cannot consider its power lasting owing to the disorganization of the country, Leon Trotzky declared in a speech in Moscow, a Reuter dispatch says. Trotzky asserted that the moment for reorganization and creative work had arrived and that it was necessary to raise the output of the workingmen and dismiss undesirable elements. AUSTRIANS WILL NOT DESERT ALLY STATES CZERNIN DIED. ' MnCAHTHf-In this city, March SI 1918. James J. McCarthy, ased 47 VAara. Friends are invited to attend the funeral from the funeral rooms of Cullinan, Mullins, Buckley &. Co., 293 Golden Hill street, on Thurs day, April 4, at 8:80 a, m., and at St Augustine's church at 9 a. m. Interment In St. Augustine's cem etery. Automobile cortege. a McKELVEY In this city, April 2, 1918, Alexander McICelvey, aged 60 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services from the undertak ing parlors of Cullinan, Mullins, Buckley & Co., 293 Golden Hill street, on Thursday, April 4, at 8 p. m. Interment Greenwood cemetery, New York. U3 b GRAHAM In this city, Tuesrtay.Aprll 2, 1918, Edward F., son of Samuel H. and Mary B. Graham, aged 4 years, 25 days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral from the residence of the parents. No. 847 Bewey street, on Thursday, April 4, at 2 o'clock p.m. Burial in St. Michael's cemetery. Automobile cortege. ap GORMLEy In this city, April 3rd, 1918, Anno, widow of John Gorm ley, aged 82 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral from her late residence, 511 Pembroke street, on Friday, April 5, at 8:30 a. m. and at St. Mary's . church at S a. mk s ' Interment St. Michael's cemetery. Automobile cortege. TJ3 b rjNGALLS In this city, April 2, 1918, Caskeline Ingalls, aged 76 years. Friends are Invited to attend the funeral from the mortuary chapel of August G. Baker, 1297 Stratford avenue, on Thursday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in family plot Park cemetery. Automobile cortege a GAIiVIN A mass of requiem will be offered for the happy repose of the soul of the late Michael Galvin at the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Thursday morning, April 4th, at 8 o'clock. a'p FAZEKAS In this city, April 2, 1918 John Fazekas, aged 42 years, S months, 20 days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral at his late residence, 937 Hancock avenue, on Thursday, April 4,at 8:30 a.m., and from St. Stephen's church at 9 a. m. Interment family plot St. Mich ael's cemetery. TT2 b 1AY0R PROTECTS CLIENT; FORGETS CITY INTERESTS Mayor Clifford B. Wilson's actions In several recent instances has caus ed many of his associates on the Re publican machine to register protests. First it was his 100 per cent, salary increase grab, then his appointment of his friend Henry C. Stevenson as assistant city attorney. Now comes his stand on establishing a main en trance to Beachwood park by widen ing a street in that vicinity. Two streets, Bancroft avenue and Chalmers avenue, were under consid eration by the Streets and Sidewalks committee, and it was planned to widen the one selected to 100 feet. Property owners, the committee found, in Chalmers avenue, are will ing to give the necessary property for the broadening, but i. to widen Bancroft avenue, it is estimated by the committee that It would cost the city $15,000. Mayor Wilson was aware of both facts, but persisted in asking the committee to submit a favorable re port on the widening of Bancroft avenue. The committee turned the mayor down flatly at a meeting- prior to the last Common Council session, when the mayor sent a note to the committee asking them to "bring in favorable report." The mayor's reason, The Times learns, for being so persistent In his endeavors to get Bancroft avenue through in this: He is the attorney for a Hartford woman, holder of mortgages on Bancroft avenue prop erty. CLEVER WOMAN iLCTS PEOPLE SEEKING RENTS FALSELY ACCUSED OF BEING THIEF CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our sincere thanks to our many friends and neigh bors who manifested so much sym pathy In the loss of our beloved wife and daughter and to the many friends who sent beautiful floral tokens In her memory and especially do we wish to thank the Ladles of the G.A.R.; Betsy Ross Council, No. 19, Daughters of Uberty; Freundschaft Rebekah lodge, I. O. O. F.; Kloda Lodge Pocahontas 'Order of Red Men, and to all who in any way helped, to lessen the burder In our sad hour. v . . . MR. JOHN RICHARD, jilRS. TO. BURUSON AND FAMILY t a- Claiming he was falsely called a thief, arrested, and imprisoned, and suffered much humiliation Feodor Nekrasewicz has filed suit in the Common Pleas Court against Andrew Wieczer, of this city, for damages of $1,000. Wieczer was arrested on a body writ by City Sheriff Isaac Moorey. The complaint alleges that March 19, Wieczer, In the presence of Lieu tenant' Flanagan of the police, said 'He took $100 belonging to me out of my trunk," and on March 21 in the City Court substantially repeated the statement, all of which is claimed to be false and malicious. By these statements he says the police were inldiuced to arrest the complainant, he had to appear before the City Court, and was injured in reputation. (Continued on Page !) according to neighbors seemed to prosper exceedingly. Last week It appears : she ordered new furniture and had the rooms of her home repapered. John Patrichin ko, was so smitten with the elegance and refinement in the flat that he ex pressed a wish to purchase it. Mrs. Switka, by careful inquiry found he had $190 in the bank, and that was the figure she named as the purchase price. John considered the matter carefully and when he was told by his hostess the price included the rent for one month, he closed the bargain. John had no sooner taken up his residence In the cosy little apartment when the landlord appeared for his rent, immediately followed by the fur niture people, who said they were in structed to carry off the furniture. When this stage was reached he appealed to the police and then it was discovered that the constant stream of callers at the Switka home were peo ple to whom she had rented houses owned by the Remington Arm Com pany, and who, refused admittance to their new homes, were endeavoring to get their money back. (Continued From Page 1) and lamentations, tout to enforce it toy our moral right and physical strength," Count Czernin declared. "Any other tactics I consider will contribute to the (prolongation of the war." In regairdi to Bulgarian claims against Serbia the foreign minister said: Bulgaria must reaelve from Ser bia certain districts dnhabiteMi toy Bul garians. We, however, have no de sire to destroy Seitbia. Wo will en- aJble Serbia to develop, and would. welcome closer economic relations with her." "Since 1 came into office," declared Count Czernin, "I have striven only after one aim, namely obtain an honorable peace to the monarchy and to create a situation which will se cure to Austria-Hungary her future free development and moreover, to do everything possible tto Insure that this teri'ble war will be the last for time out of mind. I have never spoken differently." Count Czernin added, however, his declaration that he had no intention of begging for peace. "The colossal struggle in the west already has begun. Austro-Hun-garlan and German troops are fight ing shoulder to shoulder as they fought in Russia, Serbia, Rumania and Italy. We are fighting together for the defense of Austria-Hungary and Germany. Come what may, we will not sacrifice Germany's interests any more than she will leave us in the lurch. We are not fighting for imperialistic or annexationist aims for ourselves or for Germany." The Austro-Hungarian foreign min ister, according to an Amsterdam dis patch, declared also that he had an earnest desire for peace and that his country wished to avoid any further military offensive. After referring to his reply to Premier Clemenceau re garding Alsace-Lorraine he said Aus- Uria would insist on the status quo; adding:: "The aspiration of France and Italy are Utopias which will be terribly avenged." Count Czernin declared he did not believe that President Wilson in his recent address really desired to cause a separation between Vienna and Ber lin because the president knew that such a thing was impossible. The Count added that President Wilson probably saw that Austria-Hungary was more favorable toward peace than Germany. TROLLEY CAUSES DEATH OF DRIVER John Bruinik, 41, of Broadbrldge road, while driving a dump cart, from Bruce avenue into Barnum avenue, in Stratford, yesterday, was struck by a trolley car of the Connecticut Co. He was thrown beneath the trolley and, pinned so that it was necessary to obtain heavy jacks to lift the car so that he might be removed. His left leg was amputated above the knee and died in .the Bridgeport hospital from loss of blood and shock. Sulphur, Okla., April 3 Because the Rev. A. J. Capers, 72 years old, is alleged to have declared he would never have his hair cut until Ger many emerged victorious from the war, ec young men awaiting draft call Invaded his room in a hotel hor while he was asleep last night and shaved his head. HBs iron gray locks were Httstributed as trophies of . war. The minister was forced to kiss the flag, pledge allegiance to the United States, promise not to speak sedl tiously, and was shown the shortest route out of town. ' "CZERNIN LIES," SAYS PREMIER Paris, April S "Czernin Lies. This is all Premier Clemenceau had to say when told today of the statement of Count Czernin that he had inquir ed through an intermediary whether Austria-Hungary was ready to nego tiate, and if so on what basis. The premier departed from Paris for front this morning and learned of Count Czernin's speech on his ar rival there. Alleged Burglar's Case Is Continued CORONER TAKES UP DEATH OF BRUINIK Coroner J. J. Phelan: commenced an inquest this afternoon at 2:30 into the death of John Bruinik of Broad bridge road, Stratfield, who died early this morning of injuries received last night in Barnum avenue, Stratford, when he was hit Iby a trolley car. Bruinik was driving a dump cart, and in turning off the track the cart waB hit by the trolley. Bruinik was thrown under the wheels of the trolley car, his left leg crushed, necessitating am putation, and he died from the shock at the Bridgeport hospital. . ATtmes Want Aia. Ona Cent Word Fred Grillo, the alleged burglar, who was shot in the left arm while trying to escape from Detective Sergeant Bray and Detective Thomas Malone yesterday afternoon, was before Judge Wilder in the City court today and, his case was continued until Friday. wniie having nls wounded arm dressed in the Emergency hospital to day the prisoner fainted from pain, and was with difficulty revived by Dr. J. F. Keegan. BOTSFORD COMPEL MINISTER TO KISS THE FLAG TORNADO KILLS SIX IN MISSOURI St. Louis, April 3 Six persons are known to be dead, scores were in jured, and property damage totalling many thousands of dollars was done by tornadoes last night in Missouri, according to reports received here early today. A tornado struck Hunterville and Gray Ridge, a small town in Stod dard county, in the southeastern part of the state, killing three persons, two of them in Hunterville and one in Gray Ridge. In both places many persons were injured, some severely, and property damage was extensive, Farmers living nearby reported barns and other outbuildings swept away. In New Florence in Montgomery county, 85 miles west of here, twe persons were killed and in Mineola. also in Montgomery county, one per son met death. SEC. BAKER PAYS ORLANDO VISIT Botsford, April 3 Coley Lee ,i sistant telegraph operator at the rail road station here, was arrested late Saturday night by Deputy Sherif Morris ID. Beers and Constable Frank Conger, and lodged in the Newtown police headquarters. Mon day he was arraigned before Justice P. H. McCarthy for theft of a re volver owned by a fellow employe, unlawfully entering the freight house and abstracting goods therefrom. The railroad company's interest was looked after by Attorney Keating of Danbury, while the accused acted as his own counsel. He made a strong denial of each charge against him, but the bulk of the testimony was an tagonistic. He was fined $5 and costs for the theft of the weapon, $100 and costs for carrying a concealed weap on, and was bound over to the Su perior Court upon the charge of breaking into the freight house, un der bonds of $250, which the wife of the accused promised to get within 24 hours. , The accused telegraph operator has been in town more .than two years doing satisfactory work In Hawleyville and here. His down fall is unexplalnable to the villagers. Rome, April 8 After his arrival from the Italian front yesterday New, ton D. Baker, the American secretary of war, called on Premier Orlando, In greeting the secretary the premier said he spoke in the name of the Italian government and people who were so closely connected with the United States in the past through emi gration and now were linked indlsso lubly in a sacred alliance. Later Sec, retary Baker visited Gen. Suppelll, the minister of war, and discussed the military situation with him at length. Finance Minister Nitti called on Secretary Baker and renewed the ac quaintanceship formed in America. 'Secretary Baker said he was greatly touched by the genial warmth of the welcome extended him in Italy. In the evening Secretary Baker had dinner with Ambassador Fag and the staff of the American em bassy. JAIL SENTENCE FOR DISLOYALTY Charles Schmidt, who a few days ago gave vent to his personal feelings regarding the Government of the Uni ted States, the President and Army, and who was arrested by Sergeant Poland and Patrolman Lee, was to day -sentenced to 15 days by Judge Wilder in the City court. Many thought that he got away very lightly and that the new espionage law which has just gone Into force would be instrumental In getting him a long term in prison, but he pleaded being under the influence of liquor anil was given the mild sentence in con. Mquence. Manufacturers To Investigate Rents About 25 or 30 of the larger man ufacturers connected with the Manu facturers' association held a meeting yesterday at which questions con cerning the welfare of the city were earnestly discussed and committees appointed. One of the matters was the fact that many landlords in town have been and are "jacking up" oents: some men are buying property, pay ing a small amount for the eauitv. and then so raising rents that they' are receiving is to 20 per cent moro on the value of the property. A com mittee ,was appointed and this matter is to be thoroughly investigated. EYE? glasses er r$PECTACLK9 . OPTOMttTR '9TJ .091 MAIN WHJ Select DANCE To Be Given Jointly By Metal Polishers & Buff ers Union, Local No. 40 AND Corset Workers Union, Local No. 33 AT EAGLES' HALL Friday Evening, April 5 Tickets 25c u s An unusual combination: fine silk foulard with Georgette crepe. The foulard a rich navy or Copen hagen blue with a stripe that is most effective and unique! For that stripe is made up of dots splendid big outstanding dots. And what stvle and distinc- ion it imparts! The Georgette is used either in Pull tunic form or in, flat draperies. t lends a summery lightness and daintiness. Pretty collars, some, of white crepe de chine, give last and de lightful touch. Dresses of impressing beauty, of a fine lightness, of full service, of special value $27.50 ' Second floor. Attractive new white shoes. All white shoes are effective! But finest of today, for women, are the white buck laced shoes with wing tip and soles of ivory finish! Bare beauties $8. Another fine beauty is of white buck with similar ivory sole and a high covered heel $8. Splendid white canvas laced shoes with ivory sole and covered Cuban heel $6.50. Eubber-soled white shoes of canvas, laced model, mili tary heel, $5. Eich plain-toed canvas shoes with high covered heel and light turn sole $5. Main floor, rear. t Give your flag; to the breeze. If your flag has been kept indoors through the cold and windy season, fling it once more to the breeze. Let is float proudly till sunset of each day. Then treat it with the same honor as our Army and Navy and house it for the night! If the flag is too faded and worn by whipping breeze3 to look as you'd like, new.ones are ready here. Standard wool bunting in sizes from 3 by 5 feet at $3.75 to 8 by 12 feet at $16.50. Bulldog bunting in same size at $2.25 to $7.50. The bulldogs are guaranteed fast color, too. The flag of the third Liberty Loan is to be seen here. It is a beauty. Every buyer of a Liberty Bond, third issue, will be proud to fly it. -Third floor. Jap silks for beauty & service. The thin fine silks from Japan have a remarkable strength. It is out of proportion to their weight and it makes them give remarkable service. They may be laundered time after time and always come forth clear and bright and smiling. 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