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The Weather Report Bridgeport and vicinity: Generally cloudy with light rain tonight and Thursday. VOL. 55 NO. .19 EST. 1790 ft Announcement Made in Of ficial Statement of the Proceedings. STILL CONSIDERING RUSSIAN SITUATION ;New Zealand Premier is Present With Council for Short Time. Paris, Jan. tt. The Supreme Coun cil of tha Peace conference ithifl morn ilrur considered the Polish question and I decided to eend a mission to Poland. ! This announcement was made in the t official statement of the proceedings of the conference. ,A, proposal from President Wilson '.regarding the .Russian question will (bo discussed, this afternoon, the state jinent added. When the Supreme Council met this morning there were present, in addi tion to ail the members of the coun cil, Marshal Foch, the Allied com-rnaniler-in-chief. General Weygand, his chief of staff, and (Rear Admiral Hope, doputy first sea lord of the j Jlritiah Admiralty Board. It was as- Ieumel from the presence of these military and naval officers that the 0-dusslan situation on the Baltic and i on the land front was discussed. The Council continued the formula jtion of Its concrete proposal on the 'Russian situation. W. F. Massey, the premier of New I Zealand, "was present with the Coun cil for a short time. (kntlnued on Page Five) CONTINUE CASE OF HOLDUP MEN Adam Frankovitch of 32 Huron street and George Korvac of 85 Bum Imerfleld avenue, both charged with iVobbery had their cases continued by ; Judge Frank C. Wilder in City court this morning until Friday, January i ,24. Bonds were fixed at $500 in each I case. The two were arrested at their j riomes last night in connection with i the holdup and robbery of John Levitinovitch of 68 White street, last I Saturday night. Both of the accused have confess- ed to the robbery but state that In stead of obtaining $17 as claimed by X,evitlnovitch they only succeeded in i getting $1 and a few pennies for their ' trouble. i , Soldier Breaks i Prazon's Skull Two Held for Brutal As sault Upon Man in Pres ence of His Wife. Private Daniel Taspick and Steven Fornick, both of 800 Pembroke street, charged with assault with in tent to kill, had their cases continued by Judge Frank C. Wilder in city court this morning, until Friday, Jan uary 24, and are being held in bonds of $2,500 each. Their victim, Louis Prazona, of 26 crescent place, lies at aeatn s aoor in the Bridgeport hospital with a frac- ture of the skull, bruises about the head and body, and in a weakened condition. Kcpons irom me nospuai at a late hour today indicate, he is not ' expected to live. The assault took place on East i Main streot last night, while Prazona, with his wife, was on his way home i from a shopping trip. In the vicinity. 'SOLiDXJeiR BRKAMS t ' The three men are said to have tfceen celebrating tthe return of I'as jilck from Camp revens, yesterday Bftemoon, when they got into a heat d argument over the condition of the old country, arising from the war. The argument became eo heated that the proprietor of the saloon In which 'they staged their wordy war ordered 'Ahem from the place. 1 The police state that Taspick ami Cornicle both watched the home of iSrasona and when h left the house - hey Intercepted him on Jiiat Main trcet, with the Intention ot heating 'jitm up. Witnesses to the assault state that .Taspick struck the first blow, knock ing Praxona's hat from his head, and 'that when hn stooped to pick It up, .Fornlok kicked: him in the side of the head, Indicting the wound which caused the fracture ot the skull, which may prove fatal. '. Yaspiok previous to being Inducted . Into the army "had been In trouble -ivlth the local police several times. In) Srlii ., mm UnfkUVr BTwJ Entered as second class matter at the post office at Bridgeport, Conn., under the act of 1879 . Workingmen Virtually Control City Of Bremen They Have Occupied Barracks and Town Hall and Posted Guns In Market Place and Public Build ingsGeneral Strike Proclaimed at Remscheid Amsterdam, Jan. 22 The city of Bremen is virtually in the hands of the workingmen, according to a despatch to the Ber lin Ijokal-Anzeiger from the German seaport. The werking men have occupied the harracks, the town hall, the telephone office and the banks and have posted machine guns in the market place and in public buildings. The soldiers in the barracks were disarmed by the work ers. A general strike has been proclaimed at Remscheid as a protest against the killing of Dr. Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Lux emburg, a Barmen despatch states. The factories have been closed and traffic stopped. Copenhagen, Jan. 22. -Jt is reported unofficially from Berlin that 519 dele- Smites had been elected to the Na tional Assembly from 28 districts up to five o'cloclc Tuesday afternoon. They were distriblted as follows: Ma jority Socialists, 132; German (Demo crats, 68; Centrists, 57; German Na tional party, 28; Independent Social ists, 22; German People's party, 14; scattering, 8. Officials Consider Means Of Enforcing Prohibition Revenue Agents Assert Preparations Being Made to Manufacture Liquor Illegally After Measure Goes Into Effect Already Small Stills Have Been Found. Washington, Jan. 22 Means July 1 are under consideration of Justice and the Intsrnal Bureau, but steps to create a special enforcement agency will hot time to act on pending legislation giving this function to the revenue bureau. (Continued on Page Three) WILL THIS HAPPEN ILL THEY REBEL? Strange Tale That Republi men Aldermen Have a Mind to Rebuke Mayor. If Mayor Clifford B. Wilson can In duce the Board of Aldermen to ap prove of his plan for a merger of several city departments, John A. Leonard, president of the Board of Kire Commissioners will become commissioner of Public Safety, and j in direct charge o the fire and police department8 ot the city. j whcn the mavor this year re.ap. Dnfn,.rt .1nhn x stanlev Dresident of the Board of Police Commissioners, he did so with the full knowledge that Mr. Stanley was a sore spot in the minds of the majority of Republi can leaders. Desiring to show that ho cared not for criticism, the mayor reappointed Mr. Stanley. There Is solid foundation for the :: r.ior going the rounds of Mr. Leon ard's appointment as Commissioner of Public Safety. Mayor Wilson will then have eliminated the sore spot Mr. Stanley but he will have done It in such a manner as to show every- : one that his power of appointment ' and dismissal is -mi pre me. ; But there Is one thing that Mayor j Wilson is likely to find as big as the j Hock of Gibraltar In hio wayN Will j the Board of Aldermen approve of! his plan to merge various city de- partmenis? It is said by these who ought to know, that the mayor's communication stands a fair chance of going into the waste basket at the special meeting of the aldermen to be held next Monday night. It is whispared there are enough Kepubli-j John Agustus Hubbard. both of can aldermen disapproving the plan j Greenwich, on ground of intolerable to defeat the measure, as it is taken j cruelty. The wife asks for alimony for granted that every Democratic j and the custody of three children. Al-mcmlhi- wlil vote "nay" when the j fred. age 14r Kmily, age IS, and Wil question is put ' , ' liam, age ,11. Copenhagen, Tuesday, Jan. 51. Partial reports from the elections in lower Bavaria and upper Phalz show that the Bavarian People's party won five seats, the Majority Socialists two and the peasant alliance two. In Schleswte-Holstein and Lrabeck, the Majorilty Socialists won five seats and the German Democrats three. The Independent Socialists and the Chris tian People's party, formerly the Cen trists, failed.' to win a single seat. of enforcing prohibition after by officials of the Department be taken until congress has had THIS ENOCH ALSO RETURNED AGAIN Married a Second Time Mrs. Bodo Finds First Spouse Lives Undivorced. Claiming that she was deceived by her present husband, Steve Bodo, Maria Bodo of Bridgeport, is asking annulment of her marriage to Steve, now of parts unknown. She was married to one Martin in April, 1916, but was told by Boda that her first husband Was dead. Up on this information she married Boda on November 19, 1918, and four days later discovered that Martin was very much alive, whereupon the dua wife left her second husband. John Mlchalowskl of Bridgeport wants an absolute divorce from Leo- Kama Michalowski of Chicago, on the grounds of an alleged adultery com mitted with Wladyslow Dembski on January 1, 1918. Alleging desertion, Elizabeth Beau-j cage of Bridgeport, formerly Eliza-! beth Sequin, seeks a dif orce from her husband, Peter Beaucage, at present a soldier at Camp Upton. The cou- ' pie were-married April 12. 1910. and : the wife claims to have been desert- ; ed March 22. 1913. She also wants the custody of her daughter, Helen,1 age 6 years. ! Adel O'oermeyer, nee Kunbel, of Bridgeport, has filed a petition for divorce asainst her husband, Alexan-. der Obermeyer, formerly of Hungary, now of parts unknown. Insertion is alleged to have existed since Sep tember 6. 1899. The couple were marr.ed Octor ., 1S9S. Another divorce Is desired by Bes ! sle S. Wilson, nee Hubhard. from and Evening Fanner BRIDGEPORT, CONN., WEDNESDAY, M CLAIM POLES PROVOKED GERMANS Germany Replies to British Note Says Posen in State of Upheaval. GERMANS HAVE ASKED FOR HELP Future of German Eastern Frontiers Depends on Peace Conference. Amsterdam, Jan. Z2 In a reply to a British note requesting the Ger man government to refrain from fur ther provocation of the Polish pop ulation in East and West Prussia, Posen and Silesia, the German gov ernment, according to a despatch from Berlin, expresses agreement with Great Britain that the future of the German eastern frontiers de pends upon the Peace Conference. The German note expresses surprise at the request to refrain from provo cation and says the request "can only be attributed to the fact that the British government is inadequately informed of events in the east." The German note declares that Germany has done everything to re dress Polish grievances and accuses the Poles of continually provoking the Germans. It says Posen is in a state of upheaval and that the Ger man population has appealed for help to the German government which has been forced to take militarj measures to restor law and or der. The note asserts that while the German government has refrained from action against Polish nationals who planned and committed trea son and revolt," it cannot "suffer ambitious imperialism to reign su preme Events in upper Silesia, the Ger man note contends, have nothing in common with national questions and regarding East Prussia there can be no talk of a national Polish move Fment there. The note conludes: "All measures of the German gov ernment since the conclusion of the armistice have only served to carry out the prescriptions of the treaty toward unjustifiable Polish attempts to bring the Polish question to a head before the Peace Conference." WILL NOT RAISE TAX. Washington, Jan. 22 Taxes on amusement admissions will not be increased by the war revenue bill. The conferees ajjreed today to rescind their previous decision to increase the rate from 10 to 20 per cent. URGE PEOPLE TO HAVE OWN HOMES The Department of Labor is inau gurating a campaign to encourage the working men of Bridgeport to own their own homes, and the . Chamber '.' . , . plan to encourage the working peo- pie to have homes which are their I own property. George Crawford, at the meeting of the directors of the Chamber of Com merce last evening, suggested the ap pointment of a committee to form some plan for aiding in the purchase of homes by people in moderate cir cumstances. The proposed commit tee will consist of an architect, a real estate man. a member of the Build ers' exchange and a financier. STANDING BT THK HIGH sheriff; . His deputies won't, so who can serve papers in civil process upon Simeon E. Peas?, most august hig-h sheriff of Fairfield county, and dominant political leader In the same territory? Solomon Padeeich, attorney for Joseph Marshall. this momlnir he will prcjare affidavits showing that the deputies love the high sheriff too dearly to annoy him with papers, and the said Bad- esch declares he will have ser vice made by an Indifferent per- son. The irheriff Is naltlpp. Marshal claim" damaees because Stonewall Cauldwell. colored, eut him with a Taz':r, lt hci'ne; aliened t fhn k,ti, n-we fnmutrfi or 11.0 - 1 Salt th.it the negro hronalit in wli!skev.drak h.and become bad The whiskey and the badness, and hence the rawr, cash were products. Marshall claimsiof the neglect of the high sheriff. ( JAN. 22, 1919 Irish Rep Aldermen Resent Seeming Slight By Mayor Wilson Were Not Consulted As Custom Required on Program for Extensive Charter Changes Walsh's Election As Speaker Has Ghostly Result in Form of Fears, Shiv erings and Premonitions. Republican aldermen are mighty peeved with Mayor Clif ford B. Wilson. His honor has slighted his adherents and in addition broken a precedent that has long been established and expected by common councils in this city. While nothing that can be termed a split in the Republican organization in Bridge port is intimated, it can be stated on good authority that Mayor Clifford Wilson is fast slipping from the high pedestal on Which he had been placed by the aldermen. In addition to this the mayor is for the first time in his somewhat spectacular career, experiencing the sensation of waning political power anad fe-els it. Mayor Wilson has plucked from the atmosphere an idea, or at least he has premonition, that James J. Walsh, speaker of the House in the General Assembly, will be the next Republican candidate for governor and that an up-state man will be named as his running mate for the office of lieutenant-governor. The antagonistic feeling toward the mayor expressed by Republican al dermen dates back to the last meet ing of the Common Council on Mon day night. When a communication from the mayor was read, in which he asked for a merger of the police and fire and health and charities de partments, and changes in the board f education, it was the first intima tion that Republican aldermen had, that the mayor not only had a cora- Declares Packing Firms Dominate Meat Industry Senator Kendrick Asserts These Firms Have Power to Commit All Abuse With Which They Are Charged Very Desirable to Bring About An Open Market. Denver, Colo., Jan. 22 The the United States were declared ing, here today, to have such a and the distributing markets that they have the power "to com mit all the abuses with which they are charged, and more," regardless of whether there is an actual combination in that their representatives meet regularly to gree on prices. The senator, addressing the Amen- can national live stock association convention, described a bill which he introduced to regulate the meat in dustry, and said it ought to be possi ble to bring about a free market that .'would make it .possible for both pro v WOMAN FALLING DIES ON STREET Mrs. Hardy Finds Body of Unknown Person Dead in Pool of Blood. The body of a woman, face down ward in a pool of blood, was discov. ered bv Mrs. A. Hardy, of 176 Park street, at 9 o'clock, last night, in the neighborhood of her home. The identity of the dead woman is unde- termlned. She was perhaps of Po- l!sh nativity, about 40 years or age and wore a reddish grey overcoat, black skirt, gingham apron, black waist ,a small black hat, and a black silk handkerchief around her neck. The woman had been seen wan dering In a vacant lot in an Intoxi cated condition. ' ; Medical Examiner Dr. S. M. Gar- j lick, after viewing the body at theihich Yale University may confer city "morgue, at Mullins, Scott & Red- Jionorary degrees at Yale-In-China, gate's establishment. Golden Hill Members received rtotice that a street, stated that there was no In- meeting would be held to arrange for dication of violence, and that In fall- observance of the centennial of the ing the woman had evidently hit her tleneral Assembly on Muy 7. head on the curb, receiving a frac ture .of the skull, which caused her death almost Immediately. In spite of the efforts of the po 'ce and the Catholic clergy, no one -as yet been located who can iden ify the" woman. Subscription rates by mall: Dally J6.00 per year. One month. Dally 60 cents. ITS Fairfield Ave.. Bridgeport ublic Chooses Its elevates To Pe munication of any kind to he brought before the board, but that he con templated a change in any of the aforementioned departments. It has always been the custom, not only of Mayor Wilson, but of others, of presenting a communication that was to be read at a regular meeting of the board of aldermen, to the members of the board the same po litical faith as the mayor assembled in caucus. At this caucus the subject would be gone over thoroughly and action to be taken at the open meet ing of the aldermen would be dis cussed. On Monday night Mayor Wilson failed to follow this precedent and as a result he has raised the ire of sev eral Republican leaders in the coun cil, who believe that the mayor's ac tion was a deliberate affront. five big meat packing firms of by Senator Kendrick of Wyom control over both the producing . ducer and packer and consumer to work profitably together. "It is perfectly obvious," he told the convention, "that the packers ab solutely dominate the meat industry of the country." (Continued on Page Three) ASSEMBLY WILL DIRECT WELGOI Committee Will Arrange For Formal Cele bration. Hartford, Jan. 22 Connecticut's formal welcome to its soldiers, sailors and marines who served in the war I may be under direction of the Gen eral Assembly. Today, a joint reso J lution passed the Senate providing ifor appointment of a snecinl commlt- tee to urnrn th ,i.hr.rim i to arrange the Hartford To expedite passage of the soldiers ! and sailors relief fund, to meet with ,in appropriation of 260.000 was pro posed by the governor, the military affairs committee held a hearing this afternoon. Xo objection Is offered to the bill. The Senate received a bill under Somo Republican members of prominence also began arrangements for entertainment In Hartford next (month of National Chairman Will (Hayes. (Senator Klett offersd a bill ta 1 (Continued en. Paste Three) Son rises 7:14 a. m. Sun sets 4:55 p. m. High water 2:59 a. m. Moon rises 11:43 p. m. Low water 10:04 a. jo. PRICE TWO CENTS All Revenues Are To Ba Raised on the Vote of Parliament. TIPPERARY IS MILITARY AREA Ireland's Declaration of In dependence Read to Sinn Fein. Imblin, Jan. 22. According to the provisional constitution of the Irish republic now 'before the "Dail Eire- ann," legislative powers are to bo vested in deputies elected from ex- ; isting parliamentary constituencies. The ministry will consist of a presi dent and four executive officers sec retaries of finance, home affairs, for eign affairs and' national defense. All revenues will be raised: on the vote of . the "Dail Hireann." The -onHn- ' tion may be altered upon seven days' notice. Count Piunkett, Professor Edward! Ie Valera and Arthur Griffith will propably ,he appointed Irish delegates to tne iJeace Congress today. Ireland's declaration of independ ence, read as an "address to free na tions" before the Sinn Fein assembly yesterday, asserted: "Ireland's independence is demand- ' ed. By the freedom of the seas her great harbors will be opened to all nations, instead of being a monopoly to England. Today these harbors are empty, and idle solely because Ire land, irrevocably determined at the dawn of the promised era of self-de termination and liberty that she wtlf " suffer foreign domination no loneer. . calls every free nation to uphold her national claim to complete independ ence as an Irish republic against the arrogant pretentions of England, which were founded on fraud and ; sustained by overwhelming military occupation. She demands to be con- fronted publicly with England at the I congress of nations, that the civilized world, having judged between Eng lish wrong and Irish right, may guarantee Ireland its permanent sup port for the maintenance of national ; independence. The British government has decid ed to proclaim the Tipperary district : a military area in consequence of the i killing of two policemen and the seiz- j ure of blasting explosives which they ; were guarding while it was being j transported to a quarry. The alleged. crime was committed by unknown ; persons who made their escape. Rest Of Coming 304th Replacement and Salvage Co.'s Assigned for Early Convoy. Washington, Jan, 22. Additional organisations assigned to early con- ( voy home, comprising 270 officers and ; 4.S27 men. were announced today by ' the war department. Included in the list are the S?:h regiment. Coast Ar tillery, less Third Battalion, Base ' Hospital Xo. 1.",, 90th and 101th Aero 1 Squadrons: 39th Company transporta tion corps; First and Second Casual companies, Transportation corps; Ce ment Mill compani No. 2, 4 and ; 171'h and 18th Balloon Companies; 109th Field Signal Battalion; 44th Pontoon train, 407th Telegraph Bat- ! talion; Base Hospital N'o. 24, and the following tank corps units; 332ni Battalion, 376th, 377th, 37Sth, 379th, 3S0th, 301st, 307th, 31Sth Replacement, 'and Salvage companies: 304th, 335th, ! 336th and 337th Ba'.ttalions; Casual 'companies A. B and October Auto ,matic Replacement draft. C. OF C. RAISE P.- 0. COMMITTEE Tho committoo to further the pro ject pertaining to tho building of a new post office vas appointed last night by Urarlford 1). Vlerce, presi dent of tho Chamber of Commerce, at the meeting of tho chamber at the Brooklnwn Country club. The committoo consistH of Charles li. 8a n ford, chairman, W. E. 5eeTey, vice chairman, I,ynn W. Wilson, Geo. C. Waldo. Jr., W. B. Uurnham, Archi bald McNeil, Hr., and Charles F. Greene, postmaster. The present Federal building1 la hopelessly Inadequate to accommo date all the offices It contains. The Chamber of Commerce has under taken plans whereby a new post of fice may be built la tha altir. ) 1"