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The Weather Report ALMANAC FOR TODAY V Son rises 6:t9 n. m. Sun sets 5:49 p. m. High wnlcr ." 3:39 p. m. Moon sets 12:23 a. m. Imw water 10:18 p. m. Bridgeport and vicinity Increasing cloudiness to night; Sunday probably rain or snow; warmr Sunday. . . . and Evening Farmer VOL. 58 "FIST 1790 ltrSl M cla" matter at th post office uo Ml. loJ Bt Bridgeport. Conn., under the ait or 187 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1919 Subscription rates by mail: Tally $6.00 per year. One month. Dally 60 cents. 179 Fairfield Av. Brtxeport ' PRICE TWO CENTS 'J 1,390,000 U. S. TROOPS ACTUALLY IN ENGAGEMENTS Battle Casualties' of Ameri can Army in France To talled 240,197. 1,361,520 MEN GET DISCHARGE 26TH HAD 8,955 MEN ON LIST This Includes Killed in Ac tion, Wounded, Missing nd Prisoners. Washington, March 8 American troops actually participating in en gagements against the enemy num bered 1,390,000 men. General March announced the figures today, showing that 1,100,000 comprised divisional troops and divisional replacements-. 240,000 corps and army troops, and 60,000 service or supply troops. Battle casualties of the American ermy in France, as shown by revised divisional records announced today .by General March, totalled 240,197. These included killed in action, "wounded, missing in action and pris oners. There probably will be some slight further revision as final re ports are received. The Second regular division show ed the greatest losses in the revised list, -with 24,429. The First Division came next -with 23,973. The 28th (Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland) led National Guard and National Army divisions, being fourth in the list with 14,417. The 32nd (Michigan and Wisconsin) was fifth with 14,268. In the new list the 42nd Division (Rainbow) reported a total of bat tle casualties of 12.252; the 77th (Now York Metropolitan National Army), 9,423; the 26th, (New Eng land), 8,955; the 27 th (New York), 7.940; the 30th (Tennessee. North Carolina, South Carolina, 6,893. UKRAINIANS AND POLESFIGHTING There Is Hope However, That An Armistice May Be Arranged. Lemburg, March Although fight ing Is still going on here between the Poles and Ukrainians, with the latter bombarding the city, there is till hope that an armistice may be arranged between the contending forces. It Is believed, however, that before a truce is established there will be mora severe fighting. The renewed bombardment of the city has been attended by consid erable loss of life among civilians and damage to public buildings and works of art. The -people move about the city freely during the day, but the artillery fire is very heavy at night. An average of 200 shells fall in the crlty dally, most of them ibeing aimed at the railroad station. Some pro jectiles, however, have fallen in resi dential sections and two have struck the residence of Archbishop Ship tusky, a noted Ukrainian patriot. Small shells have also struck the Ru thenlan church and others have dam aged the home of Count Pininsky, which Is famous for its art gallery. Colonel Smyth of the British army, who is still here, has been empower ed by the Inter-Allied mission to make a report on the situation. The ITTcrainians are said to feel that they have been treated unfairly by the mission and that their claims are misunderstood, particularly by the They say the mission spent French, only an hour with Ukrainian leaders and spoke briefly, through an inter preter, with a delegation of ten Ukrainians which came from Kiev to outline the claims of the republic. The political and military situation at Kiev is said to be uncertain. Pet lura is still at Winnttza and it is re ported that the city of Kiev is dom inated by M. Rakowski. premier of the Ukrainian Soviet ministry, with whom is associated M. Pietakoff. of Moscow, a Bolshevik whose father was a millionaire merchant. WANT VICE SQUAD BACK AT DEVENS Ayer. Mass.. March 8 Military au thorities at Camp Devens lve re quested Governor Coolidge to return to duty the state police officers who until two weeks ago acted as a vice squad at the cantonment. Since the Bou-id ceased Its work there has been a stendv Influx or unaesirauie w uium. t whic.h begins by quoting sentences according to camp officers. The com- i from -president Wilson's address at missions of the state police. who ,v,. York dealing with the uneasi eerved from the opening of the camp n,. or the people of Europe. The late in the summer of 1917, expired '. rcscution condemns any rectification recently. of frontiers which is inspired by de- sire of eorquest and opposes armed PIOITAT TO Q?fi intervention in Russia. LAuUnlJ V. V. .fttr Responsibility is li'eolined. -accord- OF CONNECTICUT to the resolution, for "social VJA " '! events which may occur in case the New Tork, March 8. With 46 of ficers and one thousand men of the -With Infantry of the S?th Division, the steamship Chicago arrived here today from Bordeaux. Aleo aboard thirteen casual officers. The steamship iplattsburg arrived from Brest with 2 175 troora. 25 wives of soldiers, 20 iwivea of sailors and 150 naval officers ami. men. The aick and wounded numbered W3. a majority or them toe In convalescents. The units included officers and 145 men of the Fifth Machine Oun Battalion of the First riiol (regular army): Aero (Squad- vroni cut. ' 1 " Government Troops Put Down Berlin Armed Revolt Flame Throwers and Trench Weapons Used in Street Fighting Around Police Headquarters Decided to Extend Strike to Power Plants. Baslo, March 8 German government troops have sup pressed the armed revolt at Berlin, according to a despatch from that city, and are now assigned to the task of protecting work men who Want to return to their labors. The popular marine division and two detachments of the Republican Guard have been disbanded, it is reported. London, March 8 A great number of Spartacans were taken prisoners in the fighting in the center of Berlin yesterday and will be sentenced to death, according to an Exchange Tele graph despatch from Copenhagen. London, Friday, March 7 De scribing the fighting in Berlin on Thursday night a despatch to the Ex-' charge Telegraph Company from Copenhagen says that during the whole night there were heavy detona tions of cannon and explosions in the district where fighting was taking place. Flame throwers and trench weapon!) of mil kinds were employed in the struggle which was violent around tho police headquarters, which the Spartacans made desperate efforts to capture. Late in the evening gov ernment troops under General von Luettwitz, reported to number 50,000, entered Berlin and surrounded a great part of the center of the city, it is said. At a stormy meeting Thursday evening the Soldiers and Workmen's Council decided to extend the strike to the electric power plants and gas and water works, it is reported. CENTRAL LABOR UNION FINDS Bridgeport Central Labor Union, : after reviewing evidence presented I : by Ira A. Ornburn, a prominent la bor leader of New Haven, finds that the funds of the Mooney defense con gress have not been misused. Mr. Ornburn is a prominent labor leader of New Haven. He charged that funds subscribed for the defense of Mooney were being used to pro mote the extension of the J. W. W. . Mooney was sentenced to death In J California, after conviction of com plicity in bomb throwing, an activity in which several persons were killed. The case excited nation-wide interest. Mass meetings were held throughout America in behalf of Mooney. Presi- ANNOUNCE NEW TURKISHCABINET Damad Pasha New Grand Vizier and Foreign Minister. Constantinople. Friday, March 7 The new Turkish Cabinet, succeeding the ministry of Tewfik Pasha, recent- j ly resigned, is composed as follows: Grand Vizier and Minister of For eign Affairs 'Damad Pasha. Sheik Ul-Islam Mustapha Sabri Effendi. Minister of War Ahmed Abouk Pasha. Interior Djemed Bey. Marine Shakri Pasha. Finance TeW.ik Bey. Public Instructions AH Kemal Bey. Posts and Telegraphs Mehmed All Bey. Public Works Avnl Pasha. Agriculture Edhem Bey. Justice Ismail Ildke Bey. President of Council of State Abdulbadu Effendi. OPPOSE ARMED INTERVENTION Paris, March 8. The managing committee of the General Labor Fed eration has adopted a resolution French delegates at the Peace Con ference systematically disregard pop ular aspirations and the desires of the laboring , classes, which are those of humanity as a whole." GOES BY PLANE TO NEW YORK. Washington. March 8 The post master general or Sweden, Julius Juhlin, who has been making a study of this country's postal service, was a passenger in one of the mail planes i leaving Washington today for New J York. He accompknled Pilot Robert anks and theyAleft tho tremlnus charge should, of course, be register ll:0 o'clock. .T I ed at tho time It Is mailed... at According to a German wireless despatch received here the telegraph and telephone systems at Berlin are working uninterruptedly but with re strictions. The gas supply of the city was threatened today but electric power stations were -under military protection. The despatch says that in the northern part of the city the fight ing consists mainly of local engage ments. Weimar, Friday, March 7 Social Democrats who began a consultation with the German cabinet yesterday relative to the Berlin strike and what concessions and guarantees could be offered the strikers, left for Berlin this morning. The conference lasted well into the night and is reported to have' been satisfactory. The terms which were decided up on will be laid before .the strikers at Berlin this afternoon and are said to provide for the recognition of the Soldiers and Workmen's Councils by the new constitution. This is looked upon as a most radical step. It has been urged heretofore, but has been rejected. The Kntente Allies do not favor it. (Continued on Page Two.) AGAINST ORNBUI dent Wilson named a commission to investigate. The commission reported ,1 . V, . .... . : 1 . u v u j i vi A.iwxtcy o gum, vxuvernor Stephens of California commuted the sentence to life imprisonment. The Mooney party is agitating for his complete pardon, or a new trial. Ornburn's charges excited wide spread interest. The Bridgeport men allege that Ornburn, who is secretary of the State Federation, leftthe meet ing hastily, to catch a train, and that he was unwilling to remain until he could be fully questioned. For these reasons and others the Bridgeport Central Labor Union finds against Ornburn, and in favor of those who disbursed the defense fund. REST OF 27TH . ON WAY HOME Departure of Three Trans ports Announced by War Department. Washington, March 8 Departure of three transports bringing practi cally all remaining units of the 27th Division, was announced today by the War Department. The transport America, due at New York March 13, is bringing the 104oh, 105th and 106th Field Artillery regi ments, and casual companies of Penn sylvania and New Jersey troops. On the America are Brigadier Generals George A. Wingate. commanding the 52nd Field Artillery brigade, and Ed- der the chairmanship of Admiral!''?-1 Pershing had been authorized to ward A. Kreger. whose appointment ' Hope, of the British navy, and it was resume enlistments for the- regular -m- ,.. t ,.,. i m.lbv agreement that thev decided to army. Men now overseas who desire recently announced The Mount Vernon also due at New York March 13, is bringing 20 casual companies - for various states and 300 sick and wounded. Includ ed in the casuals is Brigadier General D. G. Glennan. The Argentina is due at New York March 16 with casual companies for eight different states. TAKE PICTURES OF ARMY DISCHARGES Boston lodge. No. 264, I. A. of M. j book which is to be called "A Pic--rYXVlYl. i UXOVXXVXVVIXiiO ; B ' j torial Review of Beautiful Bridge- . ' " The hnnlr will pnnt.tin rn-ncti- Many discharged soldiers who are anxious to obtain the $60 bbnus of fered by the War Department are somewhat reluctant about forward ing their discharges to "Washington, fearing that they may become lost in the mails. It is suggested that before forward ing the discharge a photograph be taken of it and that the photograph be retained. In the event the orig inal discharge is lost in the mails this photograph with a post office registration receipt accompanied by two affidavits by respons.ble parties who know the circumstances eon- nected with the lost discharge, will be sufficient proof to obtain from the War Department a certificate of Army discharge. The envelope containing the dis- Divided Into Two Classes, Submarine Atrocities, and Due to Other Acts. TOOK MONTHS TO COMPILE LIST At Outbreak of War we Had $3,000,000,000 Properties In Enemy Countries. Washington, March 8 Claims filed by American citizens and concerns with the State De partment against Germany and Austria-Hungary total about $750,000,000, the Stale Depart ment announced today. Addi tional claims are expected. The claims, which will run into the thousands, are divided into two classes, those arising from submarine atrocities and those due to other acts of the Central Empires. The State Department for several months has had a large force engaged in, compil ing American losses. Irtcluded in the items comprising claims growing- out of submarine warfare are losses allege for death and injury of American citizens; losses suffered in the destruction or of damage to American vessels; losses suffered in connection with American cargoes, both in American and for eign bottoms; and the loss of much valuaible personal property other than cargoes. Losses due to other acts of Germany and Austria-Hungary include destruc tion and requisition of American properties both in enemy territory and territory occupied at -various times by enemy forces. The State Department's statistics show that American citizens at the outbreak of the war had aibout $300, 000,000 worth of property in enemy countries and in those which have been under enemy occupation. Heavy losses have resulted! in connection with this property as a result of wax measures taken by the Central Pow ers. TRIKE BACKBONE 5,000 Strikers, Employes of Railroad Administration Return. New York, March 8 With the backbone of the harbor strike broken, through the agreement of the em ployes of the railroad boats to return to work immediately James L. Hughes, a conciliator of the Federal Department of Labor, today endeavor ed to induce the private boatowners to agree to the terms granted yester day by the railroad administration. These terms included the granting of an eight-hour day and wage increases amounting to more than 30 per cent. in some cases. About five thousand of the strikers, employes of the railroad administra tion, returned to their duties during the night and early today. Represen tatives of the remaining eleven thou sand strikers planned to hold a con ference during the day with officials of the New York Boat Owners' as sociation and the United States Ship ping Board. AGREED TO BREAK OFF NEGOTIATIONS Paris, March 8 An official note Issued today says that statements ap pearing in the press seem to give the Impression that the breaking off of negotiations at Spa between the Al lied and German missions was due to the initiative of the French delega tion. It is declared that this is un- I true. The Allied delegates were im i "turn to Paris to report to their re- ; spective governments, it is said. LA V A' TO ADDRESS BOSTON VXTTHPLOYED Sam Lavit, the local labor leader and business manager of the Bridge- I port Machinists' union, t-as cons to j BREAK HARBOR Boston today and will addres- the un- ! employed of that city in-Fanuiel hall The Locomobile Company of Amer-tomol-row afternoon. The meeting la. whose principle offices and fac will re held under the ausDiees of tor' are in this city are preparing a - BREWERS TO MAKE CANDY Boston. Mareli 8. T!rcwcrs of this city ar plannins to become camlv maters after .Inly 1. Of- ficers of one compnny said today that they had applied to the Rnildinjr Inspection Department frr permission to make ehanses in their hrewinsr plants in Kox- bury to equip it for eamiy man- iifa-ture and o"icor of two other brevrimr firim hive filed rortlfirfllro of incorporation ns a chocolate company. Henri- A. -f Keuier gajj today that his brew- oriranliati'Mi vronld he m--ln- taired for a time In the hope that mnnnfnnrC Of llcht beers might te permlttod. but that members of the flri)u were Inter- ested in the proposed eandj- maldiur business. ' onini Charged With First Degree Murder After Shooting Joseph L. Callahan, 16, Through the Heart, Enraged Man Yields to Police, Because His Cartridges Are Grone. Charged with murder in the age 47, of 189 Alex street, who Joseph L. Callahan, 16 years, of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Callahan, night, on Alex street, was arraigned before Judge Frederic A. Bartlett in city court this morning. His case was continued un til Saturday, March 22, and he is held without bonds for a hear ing on that date. Bonini was in a mood to kill, but his cartridges were gone, and this alone, it is believed caused him to yield himself to the police without a fight. When he returned to the street, there was no one in sight but the Cal lahan boy, and his companion, who had been delivering groceries with a hand cart to a nearby house. Without a moment's hesitation Bonini threw the rifle to his shoulder and fired. The first bullet entered the heart of Calla han, killing him instantly. Two more shots were fired by the infuriated man, but both went wild. In the meantime the police will make further investigation, and the coroner will hold a hearing Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The police have the testimony of 20 witnesses, which they wish to have taken in connection with the shooting. The detective bureau have learned through the investigations of Detect ive Sergeant James Bray and Detect ive Fred Derrick the truth about the incidents leading up to the shooting of the Callahan boy. AMERICAN LABOR PARTY ORGANIZES CONNECTICUT The American Labor party which was organized in Bridgeport during the Machinists' strike of 1918 has been extended into a state organiza tion. The first state convention was held In Meriden, Sunday, in Build ing Trades Council hall.- The object of the party, as stated in resolutions adopted, is the organi zation of hand and" brain workers for political action, to secure industrial, political and social democracy. The delegates were informed that 67 branches of the party exist with 8 branches in 14 states. Seventeen delegates were present, representing Ave cities, Bridgeport, Hartford, Meriden, New Britain and Derby. T. M. Crowley of Hartford ILL KEEP ARMY OF 509909 MEN Strength Will Not Be Re duced Below This Figure For Some Time. Washington, March 8. General March announced today that the army would not be reduced under any circumstances below the figure mentioned in the reorganization bill which failed in Congress, a total of 509,909 officers and men. He said this total would Le maintained until some law was passed providing for a permanent force which would "per mit the military necessities of the United States to be handled." The statement was made in connec tion with the information that Gen- j to enlist in the regular establishment. General March said, would be accept ed and assigned to regular organiza tion in the army of occupation, re- leasin'S other men to foe discharged. LOCAL PICTURES IN LOCO BOOK cally no reading matter, all of the space being taken up with photo graphs of various places, houses, lakes, etc., in Bridgeport. The publishers have spared no ef fort in. obtaining the subjects neces sary to make the publication inter esting to all, and because they want to leave nothing out that will help improve the book, are now asking Amateurs who have photos of places fcf interest in Bridgeport to submit tfhem to Mr. J. A. Kingman of the Xdvertising department of the com- pany. ' .MiUIUs&A ll I". MUAUA1 I Boston. March 8 The battleship Nebraska, which is bringing troops from France to this port, expects to arrive off Boston lightship at six a. m. Monday,- March 10. A radiogram to this effect was announced today by the naval communications office of the first district first degree Edward Bonini, in cold blood shot and killed 1106 Stratford avenue, son of shortly before 8 o'clock last Two boys about 10 or 11 years of age were walking in front of Bonini's house, both had sticks, and they were drawing them along the fence, mak- ing a noise. Bonini came running out of his house and after striking both boys over the head took tha sticks away from them. One of the youngsters then secured a broom han dle and came back, when he repeat ed his actions. Bonini took the stick away from him the second time strik ing him over the back with it. Then a young man whom the po lice have not been able to locate came out of a garage, a6ked Bonini what he was hitting the boys for. To which Bonini said, "It's none of your business." Whereupon the young man struck Bonini in the face. Bonini then rushed into his house to get his rifle, presumably for the purpose of shooting the man who hit him. (Continued on Page Two) was elected state chairman and also state organizer. Charles E. Haines of Bridgeport, was elected state secre tary and treasurer. The following executive committee was elected: First district, E. J. Foley of Hartford; Third district, George J. Stanley of Meriden; Fifth district, Jesse T. Gardner of Bridge port. Appointments from the Sec ond and Fourth districts will be made at a later date. The Central Labor union was rep represented by Morris Leblanc, Jas. A. Keegan and Frank Ganoy. , Four delegates were p "esent from the local Carpenters' union, William F. La noue, Joseph Veronneau, A. C. Brad ley and George J. Stanley. USPECTS HAVE CASE CONTINUED Made Lunch Room Proprie tor Nervous Watching Him Count Money. Henry Christianson of 78 Union avenue charged with carrying con cealed weapons and Philip Clowarte of 110 Blackstone street, charged with a breach of the peace, had their cases continued for one week this morning by Judge Frederic A. Bartlett, when they were arraigned in city court. Bonds were fixed at $200 in each case. Both were arrested on Stratford avenue near East Main street, last night by Patrolmen McDonald and Erickson, after Lieutenant John Bar ton of the Second Precinct had re ceived complaint regarding their ac tions. The proprietor of the Albany Lunch a resaurant at 1490 Stratford avenue, was counting his receipts at 11 o'clock last night when he saw two men were looking in the window watching him. He took no' notice of them at first, but as he continued his work, and the men made no move to go about their business he became alarmed and called the police. It is believed that Christianson and Clowarte mistrusted what he was do ing for they disappeared. They were found by the officers hanging about Stratford avenue and East Main street, acting in a suspicious manner, Christianson when searched was found to be armed with a .38 calibre automatic pistol. ( The police say that the two an- swer the discription of two men wh'o ; within the past three weeks have held up three different men on Hol lister avenue. Neither has spoken a word since being arrested. Chris tianson told the police, however, that i ties in a subway station and tUe $43, he "always carried a gun. The con- 000 worth of Liberty bonds. tfTey say. tinuance was asked by the detective, j were found under the floor of a paint bureau that the case might be fully fhop owned by Edward Andrea Investigated. CIjERK SHEA BACK IV SnUTHELD Sergeant Cornelius Shea. late of the T7 S. Army and stationed at Camp missioner. has almost recovered front Raritan. N. J.. has been diseharged a slight attack of the "flu." He has f'rm tho service nd is back In been indisposed for the past 1 days. : Bridgeport He will take a short va- :but expects to be it his desk on Mon cation before again resuming his for- day morning. Cases pending beforo metv duties aa clerk at tho Hotel him have been continued as a, result: Stratfleld. . - . of ila HUness. MARCHREPORTS Number Ordered Released Has Reached Total of 1,613,500. HAVE BUT 81,231 HOSPITAL CASES Reduced Number of Demob ilization Camps to Twenty-three. Washington. March 8 Demobiliza tion reports made public today by General March showed 1.361.528 of ficers and men discharged to date, while the number ordered released had reached l.G13,!iOO. Up to March 3. departures of sol diers from France numbered 419,556. of whom 354,824 had landed in the United States up to yesterday. Hospital records from the expedi tionary forces, General March said, showed 81,231 patients on February 20, a reduction from 112,217 when the armistice was signed. A reduction in the number of de mobilization camps from thirty-three to twenty-three was announced today. tne purpose being to enable the War department to release thousands of men who, under the original plan, would have been held at the national' camps as demobilization personnel. Thirteen of the original thirty-three camps designated as demobilization centers will be abandoned. Three new camps, Fort Bliss, Oglethorpe and D. A. Russell, have been added, bringing the total to twenty-three. CONFERENCE IN PARISJN APRIL President to Meet Secre taries Baker and Daniels Also Pershing. "Washington, March 8 President Wilson probably will be able to meet in Paris early In April with Sscre Varies Daniels and Baker, civilian heads of the navy and army, respect ively. Vice Admiral Sims, commander of the oversees naval forces, and General Pershing, commander qI the American Kxpeditionary Korces. Secretary Daniels and a number of naval experts will leave New Tork a week, from today on the transport Leviathan. The purpose of the naval secretary's visit abroad is primarily to confer with. Allied naval officiate as to the best type of capital war-, tehips to be -built and to -choose from ; the conflicting opinions of American ', officers a definite policy to submit to , Congress. Secretary Baker will make his third trip abroad early in April to close up the affairs of the American Expedi tionary Korces. ROBBERS GET IG PAYB0" ,1 estimated opted by the : Five Youths UndefSKlV for Theft in Financial District. New Tork, March 8 Less than 24 hours after a daylight holdup of a, bank messenger in the financial dis- : trict, a similar robbery occurred this morning- in Harlem when highway-, men held up two employes of the Sinclair & Valentine Dye Co. as they were on their way from a bank with the company's payroll. The robbers took $3,800 from, them and escaped 1 in an automobile. Five youths, ranging in age from 16 to 20, are under arrest today, charged with assault and robbery fol- lowing the daring holdup yesterday in . the financial district of Milton Strohm, a broker's messenger, of Lib- ' erty bonds and other securities valued at $63,000. The prisoners, three of whom are brothers and all messen gers for brokerage houses, the police say were associated in the robbery. Strohm was struck on the head and . badly injured and his bag containing the Liberty bonds and other securi ties seized. Information given to the police by Strohm led to the arrest last night of Gustave Mlgnone, 20, and his brother Anthony, 1 S, at their home in the Klatbush section of Brooklyn. j Another brother, Theodore. 16, was arrested early today in a lodging house where he sought refuge when warned that the police wanted him. Later the police arrested Edward An (ireas, 20, and Lei-rter Ostertag, . 17. The police say Theodore Mignone confessed to the actual holdup. Following the arrests the police found the bag containing the securi- i father. COMIISSIOXER LA VERY RECOVKRIXa' Hugh Lavery. I nited States Com- 1 . ,.f.