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VOL. 54 NO. 115 EST. 1790
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1918
FOUR KILLED, SCORE INJURED, IN ALBANY
s . . . . . -
YOUTHS FROM THIS
STATE DIE FIGHTING;
SAUGftTUCK BOY DEAD
EIGHTEEN BOYS LISTED AS MISSING IN
ACTION WERE PROBABLY ALL TAKEN
PRISONER NEW HAVEN SOL
DIER DEAD OF WOUNDS.
WEEK IS 41,612
London, May 14 The total of
British casualties reported In the
week ending today is 41,612.
They are divided as follows:
Killed or died of wounds: Offi
cers, 501; men, 5,065.
Wounded or missing: Officers,
2,123; men, 33,923.
Reports of British casualties
usually are not available for some
time after the actions in which
they are suffered. The large total
in the last week evidently repre
sents losses suffered when the
fighting in Flanders and Ficardy
was at its height.
George Walker of This
City Reported As
Washington, May 14 The
casualty list today contained
72 names, divided as follows :
Killed in action, 14; died of
wounds, 7; died of disease, 3;
wounded slightly, 21; missing
in action, 27. Officers' named
included Lieut. Stephen E.
Fitzgerald, Dorchester, Mass.,
killed in action. Lieut. Benja
min G. Bird, Hartford, is miss
ing in action.
The list follows:
Killed In action Captain Lloyd "B.
.Russell, Manchester, Ofcla.; Lleuts.
Herbert Boyer, San Francisco; Ste
phen B. FltageraH, Dorchester, Mass.;
Privates Ezra Barrows, Chandler,
Minn.; Harry TL Bartlett, East Ha
ven, Conn.; Magnus M. Brums, Scotts
Bluff, Neb.; Aaron Chimerosky, Chi
cago; John M. Davidson, Seoath, Mo..
Samuel Fierberg, Hartford, Leo Ha
remza. Ashton. Neb., Louie J. Londry,
IHartford; Thomas McKinley. Council
iHlnfrs. Iowa: Gordon Ruiion, New
j!Rdchmond, Wis.; Wallace B. Sanders,
i Converse. S. C.
Died of wounds Sergt Tberon K
ICDalrymple, Rochester, N. Y.; Me
ichanie Frederick E. Ttuekelshausen,
h (Vrlir street. New Haven; Pri
vates Walter S. Auer, Canton, O.
iWilliam J. Bishop, 47 Spring street,
Wft Rnrinefield. Mass.; Wilmer L.
4-ilders. Paragould, Ark. ; Frank Dan
ilRls. Hiehland Park, 111: Willie J.
nones. Starke, Fla.
Died of disease Privates Soguma
A Arnold. Oreenville, IMiss.; Clement
IT. Duffy, Delaware, O.; George T.
IPaicurich, Minneapolis. Minn.
Wounded slightly (Major John L.
,Hastrins, Minneapolis, Min.; Captain
(Michael J. O'Connor, 63 East Concord!
street, Boston; Lieuts. Edward M.
IGuild, Nahant, Mass.; William A. Mur
iPhy, Chicago; Ray E. Smith, 66 Grove
Btreet, Rutland, Vt.; Sergt. South Mc
intosh, Jackson, Ky.; Corp. Floyd A.
exton, Buffato; Cook Ben. H. Schus
ter, Eureka Springs, Ark.; Privates
iRolla Benson, Ava, 111.; Fames H.
Carter, S-urency, Ga.; Warren W.
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CONSTITUTION AND THE
CHARTER ARE VIOLATED
NEW REASONS FOE APPEAL ASSIGNED BY OWN
ERS AFFECTED BY LAYOUT OF CITY PLAZA t
r-MANY NEW APPEALS FILED.
Violation of the city charter and constitution of the state
is alleged in notice of appeals from assessment of benefits and
damages for the proposed plaza which have been filed in tne
office of the city clerk by Attorney Jacob B. Klein, of DeForest
& Klein, for a number of clients.
This appeal when riled In court will
FOR FALL1 FROM
A CHERRY TREE
Alleging he was employed to work
upon the place of Mrs. Harriet A.
Miller, formerly of Stamford but now
of New York, to do work about the
place, and on June 29, 1914, ordered
into a cherry tree to pick cherries,
not knowing the danger, Addison L.
Ferris of Stamford is asking Judge
John P. Kellogg and a jury in the
superior court to give him damages
of $50000 for injuries received in
fall. Trial of the case was commenc
ed this morning.
In the complaint Ferris alleges he
was employed by Mrs. Miller to do
work about the place. He mowed tne
lawn, fixed the gates and fences, and
did other work which a boy of 14
years is able to do. Some time before
the date of the accident Mrs. Miller
asked him to pick the cherries, and
on June 29, 1914, again asked him,
and sent him into the tree.
effectually delay commencement of
any work, and will postpone it until
the questions have been passed upon.
Failure in giving the proper notices
to holders of mortgages on property
owned by Samuel H. Wheeler is al
leged in an appeal filed in the Su
perior court from assessment of bene
fits in relation to the plaza, and the
right of the city to condemn land
and assess benefits for the purpose
indicated is also attacked. This is one
of several appeals filed by the Wheel
ers through Attorney J. A. Marr in
which legal and technical questions
Attorney Klein represents B. B.
Shalet, Levin Brothers, Samuel and
George W. Hawley, Eli Lesser, Sam
uel W. Gledhill, M. J. Buechler, and
Julius Nussenfeld. All own property
affected by the proposed widening of
streets, and the violation of the char-
tAi in rlaimorl in eanh nsttst sta well ens
a violation of the constitution, the tak
ing of property for purposes other
than use as highways.
In support of the contention that
the extension of highways is not con
templated in the action of the com
mon council the message of the Mayor
to that body is quoted. Failure of the
Boar of Appraisal to notify all of
the parties in interest of the propos
ed hearings is another part of the appeal.
GAILLAUX TAKEN FROM
PRISON CELL TO TESTIFY
FORMER PREMIER OF FRANCE FACES COURT IN TRIALS
FOR TREASON OF M. LANDAU WARNED TO
CONFINE EVIDENCE TO ONE POINT.
Paris, May 14 Former Premier Caillaux was brought into
court from his prison cell today to testify in the treason trials
growing out of the Bonnet Rouge affair.
He was called at the request
TONS OF SHIPS
NOW IN SERVICE
Washington, May 14 The
first million tons of ships complet
ed and delivered to the United
States government under the di
rection of the shipping hoard
have been put on the high seas
to help defeat Germany. .
A total of 159 vessels of 1,108,
862 tons was completed up to May
11, according to statistics com
piled by experts of the shipping
board. Since Jan. 1 more than
half of the total tonnage, 667,896,
has been delivered, and the
monthly totals have shown a
42 Injured Passengers
Taken to Albany for
New York, May 14 Two pas
sengers and two trainmen
were killed and scores of pas
sengers were injured when
passenger train No. 22, known
as the Buffalo Special, was de
railed at Schodack Landing,
near Albany, late last night.
It was expected here this
morning that the tracks would
be cleared by noon. Mean-
wmie tramc is diverted over
the Boston & Albany division
and over the Harlem division,
with a consequent delay of
A later statement at the road's of
fices here said one of the passengers
killed was Benson Hughes, a sales
man of New Tork city and that the
other, a man, had not yet been identi
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SLOODY STRUGGLE IN
DARKNESS FOR CORN
IGHT IS REPORT
ITALIAN POSITIONS MAINTAINED AT
CLOSE OF FIGHTING ALLIED AIR
MEN DROP TONS'OF BOMBS ON
POSITIONS OF ENEMY.
LITHUANIA MUST BEAR
WAR BURDENS OF HUN
'WILL PARTICIPATE EST WAR BURDENS OP
GERMANY, WHICH SECURED . HER LTB-
ERATION," THE KAISER ANNOUNCES. .
" Amsterdam, May 14 Emperor William has issued a proc
lamation concerning Lithuania, in which he says it is assumed
that Lithuania will participate in the war burdens of Germany.
In the proclamation the "independence" of Lithuania, allied
with the German empire, is recognized.
"We assume that the conventions to
IS NOW BETTER
Washington, May 14. President Wil
son removed today the bandages that
have encased his left hand since he
burned it four weeks ago by taking
hold of an exhaust pipe in the British
tank that visited the White House.
The - hand has healed hut the burns
liave left ugly scars, which cover the
entire palm. The ipnesident was com
pelled to give up golf, his idaily rec
reation, for two weeks, but recently
he has been playing a one-handed
gam at which he has become proficient.
was called at tne request 01
counsel for M. Landau, one of the
accused, who was a reporter for the
Before M. Caillaux began hi3 testi
mony Col. Voyer, the president, ad
monished him to confine his remarks
within the proper limits.'
"The only point at issue," said Col.
Voyer, "is whether the witness men
tioned the name of Marx of Mann
heim (a German banker through
whom funds were supplied for the
Bonnet Rouge propaganda) to M.
Landau in September,. 1916. Please
keep to that point."
M. Caillaux denied emphatically
that he had mentioned Marx in 1916.
He said he had never heard of the
man until July, 1917, and then only
when the Bonnet Rouge case was dis
cussed in the Chamber of Deputies.
It was brought out that the name and
address of Marx were found on a slip
of paper among the documents be
longing to M. Caillaux which were
discovered in Florence. The former
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OF M. Y. HERALD
DIES IN FRANCE
Beaulieu, France, May 14 James
Gordon Bennett, proprietor of the
New Tork Herald, died at 5:30 a. ;
today after having been unconscious
for two days.
Mr. Bennett's last words before re
lapsing into unconsciousness were in
relation to his newspaper interests.
Mrs. Bennett was with her hus
band when he died.
Early this month Mr. Bennett was
reported so seriously .sick that his
condition was giving cause for anxiety.
He had been for some months at hj'
villa in Beaulieu in the Riviera,
after a sickness and advices from
Nice at this time announced that he
had had a relapse.
Several thousand miles away from
his main newspaper office, James Gor
don Bennett directed in minute detail
the affairs of the New Tork Herald
and maintained for himself one of the
most commanding positions in Ameri
can Journalism. For more than a
quarter of a century he lived in Paris
and worked simultaneously there and
in New Tork. No man before him or
since has attempted such long dis
It was through information supplied
by a Bridgeport girl to the federal au
thorities that Private Edwin Brock
was arrested at the home . of his
mother in St. Mark's Place, Brook
lyn, N. T., and' taken to Fort Jay, N.
T., to face a courtmartial for deser
According to the facts in the case
rrivate Brock left Fort Wright, April
29, and although a country-wide
search was being made for the miss
ing soldier, no trace of him could, be
found until the authorities received a
letter from Bridgeport saying that the
writer was a girl friend of Brock's,
but thought it her duty to report him
as a deserter from the United States
Acting upon the information con
tained in the letter the federal au
thorities watched the home of his
mother in St. Mark's Place. Brook
lyn, and arrested Brock on the even
ing of May 7. He was at once sent
to Fort Jay, to stand trial for desertion.
be concluded," the proclamation says
further, "will take the interests of
the German empire into account
equally with those of Lithuania and
that Lithuania will participate in the
war burdens of Germany, which se
cured her liberation."
Lithuania is one of the former Rus
sian border states which the Germans
have attempted to set up as nominal
ly independent countries, under Ger
man influence. Germany is making
every effort to exploit the states
economically, but except in the case
of Poland has not attempted to force
the former Russian subjects to fight
with the German army, as the em
peror's announcement indicates may
now be done in Lithuania.
The attempt to enroll a Polish ar
my, on tne same piea tnat now is
made in the case of Lithuania, was a
failure, and the "Polish legion" was
The Vorwaerts of Berlin said re
cently that strong opposition was de
veloping among the Lithuanians to
transforming their country into a Ger
man "semi-federal" state. Entire in
dependence is demanded.
The Lithuanians number about
2,000,000 and are found mainly in the
former Russian government of Kovno,
Vilna, Grodno and Suwalki. .
. - i
The New Tork, New Haven & Hart
ford railroad has filed an appeal from
assessments on their property in Water
street, with City Clerk Robinson. The
company cites that the Board of Ap
praisal in their report of the benefits
and damages, assessed the New Haven
road $10,382, instead of benefitting
by the proposed plaza- scheme, the
company claims the property is dam
The Bridgeport Christian Union ap
peals from the damage award of 310,
593 and Wallace A. Wheeler from
benefits of 32,962.
BANK REPORTS OX MAT 10.
Washington, May. 14 The) comp
troller of the currency Issued a call
today for the condition of all national
banks'as at the close of business on
Friday. May 10. . r
JWNED BRIDGEPORT PROPERTY
Ancillary letters of aministration
have been asked in the estate of Jane
West, who died in Brooklyn in Jan
uary 1893, to be issued to Howard C.
West. The estate which includes sev
eral nieces of real estate lnthis- city
is valued at 31M-
FOR ALIENS WHO
That Judge Wilder of the city
court, is getting impatient with slack
ers of all nations is very evident when
he handed a sentence of 30 days in
jail and a fine of $50 and costs to
Ernest Drevin, 26, of 101 Cross street,
who was arraigned charged with steal
ing railroad property and trespassing.
The man was a3ked by the court if he
would enlist in either the armyi or
navy of the United States and in a
most defiant manner he answered
He explained to the court that he is
a Greek and exempt from military
service in the United States because
he is an alien. The court did not like
his attitude and imposed the fine and
sentence with such promptness that
even the old timers in the court were
Immediately following the case of
Drevin, a man giving his name as
Richard Costello, of the Commercial
House and his place of birth as
"somewhers in Europe," was arraign
ed on the charge of breach of the
peace. He was also asked why he had
not joined the army or navy and if
he would do so. Costello answered
the question of the court in the nega
tive and the court promptly imposed
a sentence of 60 days in jail.
Bryan, Benjamin and Paul Polaski,
were arrestea in this city yesterday
by agents of the United States De
partment of Justice for violation of
their permits. All three are Ger
man alien enemies, and further inves
tigations, which are being made, may
result in their being interned. This
is the first instance in the United
States where three Germans in the
same family have been arrested un
der similar circumstances.
Bryan Polaski resides at 64 Park
Terrace, and Benjamin and Paul Po
laski live at 99 West Liberty street.
The brothers secured enemy alien
permits, but an investigation made by
the Department of Justice disclosed
they had entered restricted zones, had
attended theatres, and had gone
about the city on Sundays.
The men were arrested yesterday,
and are held by Federal authorities.
Italian troops repulsed with!
heavy loss a desperate enemy I
attempt Monday to redeem the
loss of Monte Gorno. It is be
lieved that this was only the
first of a series of efforts to re
gain the lost ground owing to
the value of the height which
commands the approaches to
the valley leading from Trent
The fight was in the darkness and
was a bloody hand to nana struggle
over the rocky slopes of the moun
tain. The Italian positions, However,
were maintained intact.
So far the fighting around Mont
Corno has been of a local character
aand not a part of any general of
fensive, although the outposts show
increasing activity all along the moun
Committed as they are to a con
tinuation of heavy fighting on the
western front, the Germans apparent
ly are taking their full time before ,
beginning another forward operation i
on the line from Soissons north to thej
Belgian coast. In the weeks the en- ;
emy has made only one determined ;
attack and this was repulsed by the '
Allies southwest of Tpres.
Along the vital sectors of the sa-
iients driven by the Germans since i
March 21, the enemy artillery has j
been active, but there are no signs !
of renewed infantry activity in !
strength. North of Kemmel, around ;
Sevre, on the line between Albert and
Arras; and on the southern end of
the British line across the Somme and
on the French sector immediately ;
south, the German big guns are hurl
ing thousands of shells into the Al
Allied airmen are taking advantage
of every opportunity to invide enemy
territory. Many more tons of bombs
have been dropped on important rail
road centers and other military- tar
gets behind the German lines in
Flanders and Picardy. In aerial
fighting the British have brought -down
six more enemy machines.
While British naval airmen bomb the
German submarine bases in Zee-
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THOUSANDS OF RIFLES
BROUGHT FROM 1RUPPS
WITNESS TELLS OF IMPORTATION OF ONE MILLION
RIFLES SECRETLY TO GERMANIZE AMERICA
HOARDING OF ARMS CHARGED. '
"The Passaic Torn Vererfl is 100
per cent. American," declared A. W.
Schrecke, its president
New York, May 14 Reports that thousands of rifles were"
secretly imported from the Krupp works in Essen, Germany, in
order to "Germanize" America, were related at the inquiry by
State Attorney General Lewis into reported hoarding of arms
by German residents.
Edward H. Holmes testified that
William Grossley told him that 1,000,
000 rifles had been imported from
Essen via German crews of German
vessels docking in Hoboken.
Mr. Holmes introduced a letter,
written by himself offering to sell
1,000,000 Spanish Mausers and 1,000
cartridges. The letter was addressed
to Dr. Thomas Darlington of New
Tork, former health commissioner.
" Holmes testified that he had never
seen the articles, but had talked with
an engineer named Francis L. Judd,
who said he had seen boxes contain
ing 280,000 rifles. Two months ago,
Holmes saidC the United States tried
to buy them but they were not pro
duced. - -Holmes had been in touch
with United States officials through
out the negotiations, he said.
. Gustave Lussig was . named by
Holmes as the man who was said by
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Along with al! the other calls for .
workers comes one from the Spring-
field, Mass., armory, where drop ,
forgers, diesinkers and toolmakers are .
needed. Good wages arep aid at this
place and all eligible men will be ac-.
cepted. Applications should be filed
i with the Board of Examiners at the ,
Springfield Armory. ,