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VOL. 55 NO. 52 EST. 1790
Entere.1 as second class matter at the post office
at Bridgeport. Conn., under th act of 1S79
BRIDGEPORT, CONN"., SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1919
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ARTIAL LAW HAS
BEEN DECLARED IN
Troops Are Patrolling the
Streets and Some Thea
tres Are Closed.
OVER BAKE SHOPS
Trouble Caused By Rioting
Against Profiteers By
Mobs of People.
Madrid, Friday, Feb. 2 8 Martial
law has been declared In Madrid and,
troops are patrolling the streets. Or
der has been restored, but some thea
tres have been closed.
This action was the result of riot
ing against profiteers today, provision
and butcher shops being attacked by
The government has taken posses
sion of all hake shops.
Tremier Romanones has Issued a
statement saying- that protests against
provision dealers ,hn.d assumed such
an aspect that it was necessary to
take serious precautions and that
martial law had been declared so as
to enable the government to work
better for a settlement of pending
social questions. The trouble began
Friday afternoon when attacks on
bakeries and food shops occurred,
principally in the suburbs; and In the
evening the people occupied the
butcher shops. Skirmishes with
Borne stone throwing:, occurred be
tween the demonstrators and the po
lice around the markets.
On Constitutional Amend
ment Now Pending in
Hartford, March 1 The pla.n for
presentation of anruments in support
of the presidential woman's suffrage
constitutional amendment pending In
the General Assembly at the hearing
In the hall of Representatives at the
Capitol next Tuesday afternoon, was
prepared today. . The outstanding
feature will be a parade of members
of the Connecticut Woman's Suffrage
association from Its headquarters to
the Capitol In order to carry the 95,
000 signatures of women of the state
ho desire the right of the franchise.
The names, which are those of women
of voting age and potential citizenship,
have been mounted on white placards,
and a placard will be carried by a
member, more than 100 being needed
for this purpose. After the hearing
the placards will be exhibited In the
The speakers In behalf of the pro
posed amendment will be Judge "Wil
liam L Ransoms of New Tork, a law
partner of former Governor "Whitman,
Robert F. Sutler, an attorney or tnis
city, and Miss Katherine Luddington,
president of the association. The re
buttal will be made by Mrs. Nancy
Bchoonmaker who has had charge of
citizenship work and recently spoke
before the Maine legislature In behalf
of a suffrage amendment there which
the Senate has passed. The chair
men of the eighty county delegations
will each speak for one minute in be
half of the women of their county
who favor presidential suffrage.
In a sort to recover $948.15 lent to
Frank B. Hastings of Bridgeport, the
Pardy Construction Co. has filed
papers In the common pleas court.
To enforce and foreclose on a Judg
ment lllen in the amount of $15.72
obtained in the city court of Stam
ford against Lillian Raymond of Da
rien and John Carman of New Ca
naan, covering Stamford property,
Everett Raymond of Stamford has
filed suit in common pleas court.
The Eastern Flour & Merchandise
Co. of New Haven has brought a suit
to recover S697.50 from Louis Gold
berg of Bridgeport.
Andy Vartanian who, on Dec. 10,
31S, while driving his Jitney 'bus on
Btratford avenue in the vicinity of the
car barn, suffered damages as the re
sult of a collision, hits brought suit
for $500 damages against the estate
of Jacob B. Wurtzel and Samuel Gor
don. William Cohn of Stamford' sues to
recover $53,439 money lent to the
John Davenport Co. of Stamford.
Poet office officials have announc
ed an increase in weight in parcel
post packages exchanged between Co
lumbia, Peru and the United States.
The new ruling, which goes in effect
today, allows for a maximum weight
of 22 pounds, instead of 11 pounds,
Tickets for the Chautauqua to be
held in the High school will be plac
ed on sale at various churches In this
city tomorrow. Many features have
been announced for the event thna
year p4 record crowds are expected
' to attend afternoon and fening ses-
Knox Bitterly Assails
League Of Nations Plan
Proposes New World Organization Which Would Pre
serve Monroe Doctrine and Save America From Re
sults of European Intrigue and Aggression.
Washington, March 1 Se
former secretary of state, spea
od the League of Nations as st
tutional principles and proposo
which, he said, "would preserv
America from the results of E
Senator Knox, who attend
fcrence last Wednesday with
foreign relations committee, s
league as presented to the Pe
breeds and commands war" an
es of the document, asked:
"Why this feverish anxiety for the
adoption of this plan Why this
racing up and down the land by prop
agandists urging l's adoption? What
benefit is to come from such a sale
of the country as Is urged upon us?
Who are the beneficiaries of this be
trayal of our country?"
The Pennsylvania senator said that
If the people of the United States de
sired what he termed a real league
of nations to prevent war and "not
merely build a coalition to further
trade or preserve and expand terri
torial possessions," it might be se
cured through the formation of an
international 'organization comprising
the nations of the world.
THREE DEAD MEN
Bodies Found Near Scene of
Franklin, Mass., March. 1 The
bodies of three unidentified men were
found early today a. short distance
from the scene of a mysterious explo
sion that damaged the mill of the
American "Woolen Co. and 50 dwelling
houses, last night. The bodies were
The explosion occurred In a swamp
behind a nunrber of tenement houses
occupied by mill operatives and about j
a quarter of a mile from the woolen j
factory. For several weeks anarchist
literature has been circulated here, j
according to the police, who were in- j
cllned today to connect this propa
ganda with the explosion. Bodies
were found in the rear of a house oc
cupied by Flocard Rosetti, on the
edge of the swamp. No reports of
other injuries as a result of the ex
plosion had reached the police today.
Damage to buildings was largely con
fined to broken glass and shaf ttfc-4
Member of Wealthy Darien
Family Held For Steal
New Tork, March 1. Adjournment
until Monday of the examination of
Arthur W. Prott, said to toe a member
of a wealthy family of Darien, Conn.,
charged with the theft of an automo
bile belonging to Charles Ooppolo, a
; 19-year-old chauffeur of South Nor
i walk, who has been missing since
j February 14, the day the car was al
! leged to have ibeen stolen, was asked
today by Assistant District Attorney
; Berger when Pratt was arraigned in
court here today.
I The request for postponement was
j granted after counsel for the defend
I ant, who is at liberty on $5,000 (bonds,
! had stated there was no objection,
i Pratt was arrested here on February
14, the police say, while attempting to
sell Coppola's car.
GITF OF $50
At the meeting of the Board of
Police Commissioners last night a let
ter was received from the Athletic
association of the American Chain
Co.. pnd a donation of $50 was en
ciosed for the Police Sick Benefit fund,
in appreciation of the efforts of tho
members of the department.
A communication was read from
Sanford Stoddard, head of the Bridge
port draft boards, and chairman of
draft board No. 3, addressed to the
Police Commissioners in which he
thanked the police department for he
fine work, in assisting the draft boards
in carrying out the selective draft law
in this city.
Patrolman John Ryan, who was ln-
I jured at State and Main streets some
time ago. was reported as being still
on the sick list. It was stated that
complications have . arisen in regard
to his injury and that it will be some
time before he will be able to resume
An application was received from
Byron Z. Doty of 762 Broad street,
for appointment as special policeman'
which was referred to the committer
on special officers.
nator Knox of Pennsylvania,
king today in the senate, assail
riking down American consti
d a new world organization
e the Monroe Doctrine and save
uropean intrigue and aggres-
ed the While House dinner con
other members of the senate
aid the constitution of the
ace Conference "sanctions,
d after criticising various claus-
Senator Knox said the constitution
of such an international . coalition
should primarily declare war an in
ternational crime and stipulate that
any nation engaging in it except In
self-defense be punished by the world
as an international criminal. Ha
also suggested that the constitution
provide that international disputes be
decided by an international court ac
cording to an International code de
fining war: that no nation could sum
mon another before the court unless
the subject under discussion was of
common concern to the contending
nations and that Jurisdiction of the
court not extend to matters of gov
(Continued on Page Three)
This Represents Only Men
Killed in Action or Died .
Washington, (March 1. Battle deaths
daring the war among all participants
so far as available statistics show,
were given today iby General March
as 7,354,000. This represents only men
killed in action or died of wounds.
In the list prepared (by the general
staff, Russia led with a total of 1,700,
000; Germany was second with 1,600,
000, and the Unite States last with
.Appropriate figures for other na
tions were : France, 1,3S5,000; Eng
land, 800,000; Italy, 40,000; Turkey,
400,000; Belgium, 102,000; Rumania,
100,000; Serbia and Montenegro, 100,000.
FRENCH WILL NOT
Send Caustic Reply to Plea
of German Universi
ties. Paris, Friday, Feb. 28 The uni
versities of Leipsic and Heidelberg j
nave transmitted a letter to all the
French universities requesting: that
their pre-war relations be renewed.
The German universities have been
sent the following reply from the
University of Bordeaux:
"Please make a short visit to the
devastated regions of northern
France and then Inform us upon
your return how long it would be be
fore you would renew relations with a
people committing similar deeds in
your country. The generation per
petrating such abominations has sev
ered all connection with humanity.
Perhaps we shall renew relations with
the next generation."
HELD IN BOMBS
Charged with robbery, Joseph Pata
chuk of 63 Lexington avenue waived
examination in city court this morn
ing before Judge Frederic A. Bartlett
and was bound' over to the May term
of the Superior Criminal court in
bonds of J1.0O0.
.Patachuk in company with another
man whose identity is unknown, is
said to have robbed Harry O. Wilson,
in his barber shop, at 550 Broad street.
shortly after 7 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, and after beating him robbed him 1
of over $70.
The -police are trying to locate the
man who was with Patachuk at the
time of the robbery. Patachuk insists I
that it is a case of mistaken identity, :
and' that he is not the man who par-
ticipated in the robbery. He told the j
police that he operates a restaurant
on Lexington avenue, and that he J
does not have to resort to robbery to I
make a living. 1
THREE MEN REGISTER,
Registration with the Welcome I
Home committee in the Common !
Council chambers at city hall took a !
heavy slump today, only three men i
enrolling up to noon.
They were Corporal Andrew E.
Finn. Battery E. 68th Artillery, 28
Edmund street; Ivan D. Cann, Cana
dian Engineers, 71 Elmwood street;
John Beiider, Battery B, 68th Artil
lery, 306 Catherine street.
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Those Interested in tlie con-
strnction of the Grand street
bridge are beginning to (ret to-
srether. It Is now agreed that
the contraet pric3 of the struc-
ture wns $211,797. A member of
tle commission nnmo politely
witliheld, elalms that tho bridge
will not cost more than $335,000.'
But William E. See-ley, president
of the Board of Apportionment
and Taxation, says the. structure
will co Ft not less than 8505,000.
Tho omrdg are stacked some
what in favor of Mr. Seeley's
view. The bridge commission
has expended already more than
S355.0OO, and it is askina: tbe
General Assembly for $2-00,000
The best bet Is that the bridge
will eost $555,000 and then somo,
of winch Mr. Seeley hopes S130,-
0OO may be retrieved from the
bond of the original contractor.
By tlie way, where are the
photographs of tho bridges that
have been bnilt by the Eastern
Engineering Co. which now has
the Grand street bridge contract,
at 10 per cent, plus?
Steal Lavalier Under Eye of
Clerk Waiting on
Two women and a man entered the
jewelry store of Max Buechler, 4 3
Fairfield avenue, yesterday afternoon
and asked to see some lavalieres. The
clerk-took several trays o.f these down
and laid them on the show case that
the prospective customers might in
After looking everything- in that
line oVer, the three departed without
purchasing anything:. They claLmed
to be looking for a lavaliere to match
several other pieces of jewelry they
Soma time after '..hey had departed,
as the clerk was returning: the goods
to the safe he discovered that a pla
tinum lavaliere with hree stones val
ued at $350 was missing.
The matter was reported to the
police but no arrests have been made.
The clerk states that he believes the
lavaliere was taken by one of th
women while he was in conversation
with the man.
TO RELEASES 600,000
TONS OF SHIPPING.
Washington, March 1 'Release in
the next forty days of 500,000 tonnaS
by the War Department to the ship
ping board as a means of relieving:
the commercial shipping situation,
provided the board assumes certain
contracts for the transportation of
materials to Europe, was agreed
upon at a conference today between
Secretary Baker, Chairman Hurley of
the shipping board, and Senators from
the cotton states.
Washington, March 1 Lieutenant
Commander Charles G. Blakeslee of
Cambridge, Mass.. in charge of the
naval communication service in for
eign waters during the war, died
Wednesday in London of pneumonia
Vice-Admiral Sims has reported to
the navy department.
"Washington March 1 The Senate
judiciary committee today by unani
mous vote ordered a favorable report
on the nomination of A. Mitchell
Palmer, alien property custodian to
be attorney-general. Absence of Re
publican opposition foreshadowed
prompt confirmation by the Senate.
NO RECORD VOTE.
Washington, March 1. The House
today -passed without a record vote
and sent to the tSenate the resolution
providing for the repeal of the luxury
tax clause of the war revenue bill. It
imposed a ten iper cent, tax after May
1, on higher priced wearing apparel
and many other articles.
Warren, R. I., March 1 Two elec
tric trains on the Fall River Provi
dence line of the New York,- New
Haven & Hartford R. R., collided' to
day. A motorman was killed and 12
More tlmn a thousand mem-
dots and friends of Sts. Cyril and
Methodius parish will probably
attend the mcetlnjr to be licld at
7:3o o'clock tomorrow night at
the school hall on Cljurcii street.
Rev. Casper Panik. pastor of tho
chureli, -will preside and make
the opening address. The prin-
elpal address will bp made by
Mrs. Edwin C. Arnold of New
York, on AmericnnJzation work.
Mrs.Arnld made ii trip from the
Atantic to the Pacific last sum-
fc mer in the interest of American-
ization and cornea1 to Bridgeport
under tho auspices or the Anieri-
conization committee - of the
Bridgeport War Bureau.
How Famous Sinn Feiner
Made Mysterious Escape
Sean O'Cealligh, Who Crossed Channel Obtaining Pass
port Through Subterfuge to Appear Before Peace
Conference on Ireland's Behalf, Relates
Paris, March 1 (By the Associated Press) While the
newspapers of the United Kingdom are still speculating over
the mysterious escape from Lincoln prison in England of Ed
ward De A'alera, the Sinn Fein leader, the manner in which
he effected his break from captivity on February 3 has be
come known h-ere. It was related to The Associated Press by
Sean O'Cealligh, the prominent Sinn Feiner who is here ask
ing the Peace Conference to re cognize tho "Provisional Gov
ernment of the Irish republic1 having crossed the channel on
i passport secured by a subterfuge.
"After the midnight arres t of Edward De Valera near his
home in Greystone," Mr. O'Cealligh began, "he with twelve
comrades was sent to Lincoln prison.'1
The other Sinn. Kelners arrested
were distributed in order to avoid
concentrating- them at any one jail.
Because of Ee Val era's importance
the strictest watch was maintained
upon the prison. No friend or rela
tive was allowed to see him or his
comrades, and the most stringent cen
sorship possible was maintained over
"The feeling in Ireland i3 intense
because these men, against whom no
charges have been made, should be
kept in prison. Included among the
prisoners in the various jails were
thirty-seven members of Parliament.
GET 664 GRO:
More Than Double Number
Awarded Any Otlier
Washington, March 1 Of the to
tal of 3,918 Distinguished Service
Crosses awarded for gallantry in ac
tion to American soldiers, General
March announced today, 6 64, or more
than double the number given to any
other division, went to the second
regulars. The First division of reg
ulars came next with three hundred
crosses awarded to its members. Tho
third regulars with 233 was third.
The 2 6th (New England National
Guard), the fourth in the list with
2 29, led all National Guard and fla
tional Army divisions. The 42nd
(Rainbow) came next with 205. and
then the 30th with 177. The 27th di
vision (New York National Guard),
now on the high seas returning home,
received 133. The 77th, (also a New
Tork division,) received 146.
Halifax, March 1 The White Star
Line steamship Lapland, bringing 2,
000 officers and men of the Canadian
Expeditionary Force, together with a
large number of civilian passengers
most of whom are proceeding to New
Tork, docked here today from Liver
pool. The liner Belgic also arrived from
Liverpool with 33 officers and 3,134
men of the Canadian Expeditionary
NEW STATION IN SPRINGFIELD.
Springfield Ma,ss., March 1 Boston
St Albany railroad officials today in
timated that work on actual construc
tion of the new union railroad pas
senger station here would begin about
April 1. Contracts have been let and
work will begin Tuesday in clearing
space for a new outbound freight
house. The railroad plans to spend
about $2,500,000 in improving freight
and passenger facilities here, includ
ing a wholly new passenger station
near the site of the present one.
LINER WORKS CLEAR.
Halifax, March 1 The Furness
liner Graciana, which was reported
caught in the ice pack off Cape Race,
N. F., yesterday, worked herself clear
and arrived at St. Johns, N. F., ac
cording to word received here today.
The Graciana was bound from Liver
pool for Halifax, with a scheduled
stop at St. Johns.
PASS ANNUAL INDIAN -
Washington, March 1 The Senate
early today passed the annual Indian
appropriation bill. The Senate
measure carries one million dollars in
addition to the $14,500,000 provided
in the House bill.
The Senate adjourned at. 1 o'clock
CANDIDACY NOT MENTIONED.
"Washington, March 1 In regard
to published reports that President
"Wilsorf told Democratic committee
men who lunched with him yesterday
that he would not accept nomination
for a third term, it was stated today
at the White House that the subject
-of President Wilson - again being a
candidate was not mentioned. It was
explained that the President merely
re r arked to his guests that he yearn
ed to get. back to writing and that he
hadv in contemplation the compiling
After the general elections were over,
the Republican members of the Irish
Parliament met and a committee was
appointed to take charge of the ques
tion of the release of the incarcerated
comrades. The first result of that
committee's activity was the escape
of De Valera.
"The first task was to survey the
prison. Just outside the back gate
was a small patch-of ground on which
the prisoners were allowed to exercise
under guard. This place was sur
rounded by a series of ban-bed wire
(Continued on Page Two)
Delegates Will Lay De
mands Before Labor
London, March 1. The Interna
tional Seafarers' Federation has . de-
i cided to send a commission to Paris
j to lay the demands of seamen before
;the International Labor Commission.
! The delegates will have authority to
' demand only what the labor confer
ence here has -decided upon. Resolu
I tions have already 'been passed 'by the
conference protesting against masters
! holding pilots' licenses. This demand
i has ibeen a'Ptproved. (by masters and: en
: gineers, whose representatives have
! participated in the conference. The
conference decided to adopt the Ital
ian resolution in. favor of a.n Interna
tional minimum wage in all ports.
It was decided to meet next in Paris
in order to induce the Peace Confer-
' ence to establish a permanent seafar
President and 9 Commis
sioners Elected by Direct
Vote of People.
Montevideo, Uruguay, March 1
With the inauguration of Dr. Baltasar
Brum as president today, Uruguay
begins a commission form of govern
ment for the republic, the commission
being formed of the president, elect
ed by the direct vote of the people,
and nine commissioners, appointed by
the two houses of congress. In addi
tion, the President will have the usual
cabinet of nine members, of -"hom
he will name three and the commis
A coalition government is assured,
as the commission contains three
members of the political party oppos
ed to the President. The members
of the commission will serve six, four
and two years, so that in future three
new members will be appointed each
two years. The retiring president, Fe
liciano Vlera, will serve for six years
as president of the commission.
"SHIPS BRING MORE TROOPS.
New Tork, March 1 fThe steam
ship Carillo arribed here today from
Bordeaux with 69 soldiers, mostly
The steamship Sobral arrived from
Brest with 2,655 troops. These com
prised mostly National Army colored
troops of the 92nd division, including
detachments of the S67th Infantry,
and the 349th Machine Gun Battalion
complete. Also on the Sobral were
four casual companies.
TO HONOR RAJJBI SCHOENBROM
Rabbi E. Schoenbrom of Cleveland,
Ohio, who is to be the head rabbi of
the Orthrodox Jews in this city, will
be welcomed here on Sunday at a
banquet to be given in his honor at
Colonial hall in the evening, by the
members of the Hebrew Orthodox
congregations. Several well known
speakers from New Tork have been
procured to address the guests at the
banquet and an interesting program
has been arranged to follow the din
ner. The local united congregations
have purchased a home for R. bbi
Schoenbrom on Park avenue. Rabbi
Schoenbrom will make an address at
the High school - synagogue Sunday
Soldiers' and Workmen's
Congress Proclaim Mar
tial Law in Bavaria.
Occupy Railway Stations
and Public Buildings,'
London, March 1 A further revo- '
lutionary ' movement in Germany is
imminent, according to a report
reaching London through Holland to
day. It is added that Chancellor
Scheidemann has resigned.
Paris March 1 The Soldiers' and
Workmen's Congress at Munich has
declared martial law for all of Ba
varia, according to a Zurich despatch
to the Matin.
Copenhagen, March 1 Mnster
government troops entered Duessel
dorf on Friday and occupied the rail-
way stations and public buildings.
Spartacan leaders escaped and the
town is quiet, according to Berlin ad
vices received here.
Basle, March 1 Spartacan forces
offered very feeble resistance to gov
ernment troops when the latter took
Hamborn on Thursday, and gave up
two cannon. 3.000 rifles and a quan
tity of munitions. At Essen the num
ber of strikers now is estimated at
5.000. If the strike continues at Er
furt, there will be a strike by the
bourgeoise as a protest against disor
Think Soldier Tried To
Take Life Because of
Captain Edward O. Cronan, head of
the dectective bureau, this morning
issued a statement relative to the at- '
tempted suicide of Barath ofN.,"
Church street. Barath told the
lice that he had been held up at 11
Main street, Friday morning-a?? i
o'clock, and that when he res4ste"
was shot through the leftsr ;
Barath ia a soldier who has ,
spending a ten day furlough in .""'''
city with relatives. Ietecti.ve STt
geant Edward "Wheeler lnvestijjatt
the case, and interviewed two friend,
of Barath's who, the soldier told, h4t
was going- to commit suicide because -,
a young woman with whom he had
been keeping company, had formed
an attachment for another man dur
ing his absence.
Captain Cronan stated that after
making a thorough investigation he
is satisfied that Barath attempted to
commit suicide and that the story of
the holdup as told by him is the fa-'
brie of his imagination. The coat
which Baruth wore is burned with
powder, showing that the weapon
must have been very close to him
All passengers who were Injured, in
the trolley car collision at (Mill Hill
and Central avenues last evening,
were able to return to their homes
this morning. They "were but slightly
injured, suffering mostly from slight
r The exact -cause of the accident has
not yet been determined, by the trolley
t officials who are making an investiga- .
i tion of the trouible. According to the
story of several people a short circuit
in the circular breaker caused flames
1 to set "fire to the roof. The motor
i man reversed the power and the car
i crashed into three other cars on the
track, and the passengers were thrown '
to the floor.
The flames were extinguished before
the arrival of the fire apparatus; twt '
the injured were taken to the hoapi- '
tal in iFire Chief Williams' car.
The injured are:
Mrs. Mary Mooney, 82 Washington (
Terrace; Miss Lorraine Mooney,'
daughter of Mrs. Mianyi Mooney, same
address; Mrs. (Elizabeth Ooay, 144
Madison avenue; Mrs. Elizabeth
Meade, f8 Commercial street; Mrs,
Frank BartTett, 44 Autumn street.
NOW AT GENOA
Washington, March 1 A cable
gram from the American military at-'
tache at Rome to the War Depart
ment today announced that the 332nd
American Infantry had been ordered
concentrated at Genoa. The regi
ment has been divided between Cat
taroa. Flume and Trieste.
In making this announcement Gen
eral March explained that the orders- '
for the .concentration undoubtedl .
had been issued, by Major General.
Charles. G. Treat, commanding the
American troops in that region: He
added that no authority has yet been,
issued by the War Department for.
the return of the regiment -to the
United States. v ' -
afternoon. ) j
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