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The Weather Report For Bridgeport and vi cinity: Fair tonight and .Tuesday; colder tonight. ALM.WAC FOR TODAY Son rises .......... 8:15 a. m. Sun sets 8:51 p. m. High water ... 6:44 p. m. Moon sets .......... 2:17 a. m. Low water ........ 12:21 a. m. and Evening Farmer VOL. 55' NO. 59 EST. 1790 Entered a second class matter at the post office at Bridgeport. Conn., under the act of 1871 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., MONDAY, 1IAR0H 10, 1919 Subscription rates by mall: Dally J.00 per year. One month. Dally GO cent. TO Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport PRICE TWO. CENTS flMl mi J LI J If t t t v. r E i S i WOKSilVSEN TO END STRIKE IN BERLIN Decision Arrived at Follow ing Stormy Session of the Council. SPARTACANS HOIST IMPERIAL BANNER Engaged In Looting of Shops and Private Houses Throughout City. Amsterdam, March 10 The Berlin Workmen's Council has decided to issue an order offi cially calling off the general strike in the German capital, I says a Berlin message which presumably was filed Sunday night, says the decision was taken "late today." ' The decision, aaya the message, fol lowed a stormy session of the council In which the Independent Socialists accused the Majority Social lata of treason to the proletarian, cause and the Spartajcans charged the Independ ents with weakening- the cause by compromises. Richard1 Mueller, the strike leader, declared the workmen must now re-turn to work "and awalt a ermita'ble time for renewing1 action," adding: "We shall learn from our experiences." Spartaoan forces Sunday occupied! the Berlin suburb of Lichtenlberg- and murdered 99 officers and, soldiers, ac irondlng to the Zeltung Am Mlttac;. The Llohtenberg police station had withstood Spartacan attacks since Tuesday. Ccujenhagen, Sunday, March t. On Patairday night Spartacans hoisted the Imperial standard over the paliaoe at Berlin, according to advices received her from the German, capital. The fiasr was Immediately removed toy (Continued' on Page Two.) '0-0-0 " LOOK OUT YOU COPPERS -dridgepoxt Police Forced to Pay Postage on Threaten ing Letter. Consternation reign supreme at 3qllee headquarter today, over the receipt of a threatenlns; letter. In which the writer threatens to kill some of the valuable members of the department. It is not a Mack hand Better. On the contrary, the sender varied the method of procedure to the extent that he enclosed a life sized band cut from white paper, upon which was written REVENGE. The letter was dated March 5, but was delayed because It had no stamp. and had to have two cents postage due paid on it. There was a picture of a stamp drawn In the stamp corner of- the envelope, and on the reverse side was written "do not return." The following Is a copy of the let-V ter: 1T1 Colorado Ave., "Bridgeport, Conn., ! "March 6. 1919. "Dear Dogs:I swear to have re venge on you. You sent my 'brother to the chair. I enclose a picture of lliim. Beware you bums. I strike to 'KILL. I shall strike in a week and 1 day. "Tours truly, O." There Is no 1719 Colorado avenue; the numbers on that thoroughfare do iot run above 700. The enclosed pic ture was evidently cut from a news paper, and if the original was sent to the chair through the instrumentality of the police, no one at headquarters could be found who remembered the incident. WOULD PREVENT GERMAN OPERA New Tork, March 10. 'Efforts to (prevent the production of German opera at the Lexington opera house tonight continued today when a com mittee of soldiers ami sai'ors ar ranged to call on Mayor Hylan to present a petition asking the mayor to use his authority to stop the per formance. This action was decided upon following receipt of a telegram from Governor- Smith answering an ( amenl to intercede, that the mayor bad he power to stop the perform ance. Meanwhile the War Camp Commu nity Service and other patriotic or ganizations continued their efforts to restrain the service men from indulg ing in aiything more than a patriot! demonstration of protest. A strong nolice iruard. it was announced, wou'd be at the opera house tonight in case (Mavor Hvlan decided! to permit the performance. r b.UjFOOi to retire. London, March 10 Arthur J. Bal four, the' secretary for - foreign af fairs In the Lloyd-George ministry, 'will retire at - the -Close, of the Peace ' Conference. . ',. - 'Cv' '" ..... y Port Measure Amended To Meet Objections Bridgeport Aldermanic Committee "Will Journey to Hart ford to Attend Hearing Tomorrow on Port of Bridgeport Measure. How the Bridgeport aldermanic committee, that is to jour ney to Hartford tomorrow to attend the hearing before the Committee on Cities and Boroughs on the "Port of Bridgeport' measure will act is somewhat of a delicate question. For to morrow the harbor project will be presented for a second time, in the form of bill to substitute the original measure which met with so much opposition in both Stratford and this city. Alder men MacFaydcn, Cornell, Hamilton, McManus and Connor, were appointed on a resolution by Alderman Malcolm MacFayden, when the bill was firs't read in of this city. They were appointed to oppose the measure. In the meantime the original bill has been altered and It Is said the substitute bill provides for a refer endum to both Bridgeport and Strat ford, arranges for a fuller publicity of the proceedings of the port com mission, provides that members of the commission shall suoceed themselves only upon approval of the Common Council of Bridgeport and the select men of Stratford. It is likely the bill will ultimately provide for equal rep resentation of Bridgeport and Strat ford on the commission. If was the absence of these provis ions In the original measure that caused Alderman MacFayden to offer his resolution and subsequently -the appointment of a committee to ko to Hartford and oppose the bill. Therefore it la rather puzzling as to what action the committee will take tomorrow, when the bill gives them some of the provisions they de manded. It was learned on good authority today that they will pursue the cause for which they were ap pointed oppose the measure. Stratford appears to be unalterably against the measure, and while . offi cials of the Chamber of Commerce and others fathering the Fort move ment are hopeful of changing their views in the near future, prospects are not the least hopeful. About twenty members of the Chamber of Commerce headed by George E3. Crawford and the harbor committee will attend the hearing In addlUon to a number of other Bridgeporters vitally Interested. The harbor committee of the Cham ber of Commerce will hold a meeting this afternoon, to discuss - the matter. Belgium Wants Priority On Indemnity Paid By Germany Claim It Is of Vital Importance to That Country If This Cannot Be Guaranteed Then Inter-Allied Loan Must Be Made Immediately. Paris, March 10 (By the Associated Press) All the Al lied belligerent nations except France have presented bills for indemnities to the reparation commission. France's will not be ready for another week. The amounts claimed can not yet be made public, but it can be stated that Belegium's demands total between thirty-five and forty billion francs. Twenty billion for actual physieal- war destruction and the balance for thefts, unpaid for requisitions, seiz ures and the like. This is the larg est figure claimed by any belligerent with the exception of France. "There is one thing, however, of greater immediate importance and absolutely vital to Belgium than pre senting its indemnity bill," said one of the Belgian delegation to the cor respondent this afternoon. "That question is . priority for Belgium's claim on the first installment paid by Germany. If this cannot be guaran teed, then an "iner-Allied loan must be made to Belgium Immediately. Otherwise the present stagnation will continue and Belgium's economic sit uation will be crippled and helpless for long years to come." This delegate placed the figure of Belgium's immediate need at a credit of ten billion francs. Concerning the small Powers' rep resentation on the financial and eco nomic commissions, Paul Hymans, Belgian, foreign minister, told the correspondent Belgium must be rep resented on them. V Hymans was absent in Brussels when the vote nominating the South American countries was taken last week. He I said Belgium was entitled to repre- I eentation whether the small Powers were allowed five. ten delegates or only CLOTH MILLS RESCM"E Fall River. Maw., March 10. Six of the seven print clpth mills of the Fall River Works corloany. shut down for several weeks, ft ft resume operations Wednesday. II the common council chambers PRESIDENT MAY VISIT BELGIUM Suffers From Cold Expects to Arrive at Brest March 13. On Board IT. S. S. George Washing ton, March 10 (By Wireless to the Associated Press) President Wilson is suffering from a severe cold and al though It was less troublesome today, he remained in his room the greater part of the day on the advice of Hear Admiral Grayson, his medical attend ant, that he keep as quiet as possible. The President Is spending most of his time in reading. The George Washington is expected to arrive at Brest, as originally planned, on March 13, and the Presi dent will proceed immediately to Paris. Various conferences are being arranged by wireless for him to take place March 14. President Wilson expects to take up at once work of the most active order upon his arrival la Paris. There will tie no let up until the most im portant matters are disposed of. Then he probably will take the expected trip to Belgium and the devastated regions of northern France. The date of this journey has not been decided upon by the President. CORONER OPENS CALLAHAN CASE Bonini in Solitary Confine ment Beginning to Rea lize Crime. Judge Thomas C Obughlin, who has (been retained as counsel for Edward Bonini, 'questioned witnesses on be half of his client this afternoon when Conorer Phelan started his hearing in the case of the alleged slayer of 16-year-old Joseph Callahan. More than 20 witnesses were on hand when the hearing began and it was thought probable that the session might have to be resumed tomorrow morning. Two of the most important witnesses summoned for today were HilHard Dufrene and William Vares, school chums of young- Callahan, who were with him when he was shot. Bonini is in solitary confinement at the county Jail where it is saiii that he is beginning to realize the serious ness of his crime. He was at first in clined to be arrogant. The Callahan boy's funeral will be held tomorrow morninc from the home of the - pa rents on Stratford avenue and later from the Church of the Blessed 'Sac- ram en t. Burial will be In St Mi. chael's cemetery. GOOD STILL EDITOR; ALSO A GOOD ARTILLERIST From the anniversary number of the Stars and Stripes it ap- pears tliat a Talued member of the "staff is Arthur J. Good of the Bridgeport Times and the 302nd Artillery. The number Is some- thing' to be proud of, The Stars and Stripes is no tiny newspaper. It has a half million circulation, which puts it in a class with the biggest newspapers of the world. Good is making good again. WILL ASK FOR ITHDRAWAL OF JUDGE WILDER Hartford, March 10 -The Commit tee on Judiciary has a problem in con nection with the Bridgeport city court Judgeship. When judicial nominations for Bridgeport first came under the con sideration of the committee the Re publican members of the delegation, obeying it is supposed orders from higher up, advocated- the choice of former Lieutenant-Commander A. L. Merritt, and the committee, it is said, took this view. Afterward there was a change Of sentiment and the Bridgeport delega tion. Republican portion of it, favor ed the retention of Deputy Judge Frank L. Wilder. The judiciary com mittee 'is reluctant to make a change. Its position having been once taken. It was said in the corridors today that an effort will be made to get Judge Wilder to withdraw from the contest in the interest of permitting recognition of a man who has seen service. FILE BRIEFS FOR BACK PAY AWAR Appeal to National War La bor Board For Ruling on Matter.. Counsel for some of the guards em ployed by munitions plants in this city have already filed! briefs with the National War Labor board etat ing reasons why these employes should not be barred from back pay awards granted last summer. The board has allowed the employers and employes until March 15 to file these briefs, which will later be exchanged by both sides. Opportunity, will then be given each sidexto file a final brief after which the War board at Wash ington will give a decision on the ap peal. The appeal was taken by the guards and: watchmen when it was decided that they were not entitled .to back awards. On ruling No. 14, which provided that employes who wished to get the bak pay must file a written demand before .November 1, 1918, briefs have already been received from the Rem ington Arms-TJ. M. C. Co. and from manufacturers who are members of the Manufacturers' association. The final briefs on this ruling are due on or before March 17. The War board In Washington will then give a de cision on the appeal as promptly as possible. DATE OF PEACE NEGOTIATION'S. -Berlin, Sunday, March 9 (By The Associated Press) Preliminary peace negotiations may begin at Versailles about March 20, according to reports here. Count von Brockdorff-Rantzau, foreign minister, is arranging for a small party of business men to ac company the German commissioners as experts. These men have been in structed to hold themselves in readi ness for possible departure on March 17 or 19. BERXSTOIiFF'S WIFT. LOYAL, SHE SATS Harry L. Retchenbach. a for mcr manager of Poll's theatre in this city and well known in local " club circles, lias been named as one of the defendants in the in- Junction proceedings brought in New Tork by the Countess m BernslorlT, wife of Count von Bernstorff. former German am- bassador to the Vnlted States. The proceedings were brought to restrain Rolelienbacti and ' other officials of the C. R. Ma- : canley Photoplays Co. from ex- hibltins; portions of Its new pic- tare "Whom the Gods Would Destroy." It is said that In this picture an actress made up to represent the countess appears. The injunction petition was filed on behalf of the countess, i.,..ii,i Lewis. ,i, pi.inl, .0 K friend. It is alleged that the picture show9 tho countess as an accomplice of her liushand I in plotting municr ana arson 1" The countess says she was born in this country and although she lost her citizenship by marry- ins Count von Rernstorfr, rfe still remains loyal to tho Inited States. She claims the exhibi- will b ,..,,, T UUg V-- "'J ious to her oecause 1st might L cause her loyalty to the Tnited States to do questioned. . ; Commander Of Watch Wants Recipient of Most Peculiar Front Line Trenches Until of War, For The commanding officer of Regiment, known as the Imperial ed in this country, after receiving 27 wounds in the last of the fierce fighting before the signing of the armistice. He is re cuperating at Portland, Maine, and has made the announce ment, his purpose in coming to the United States is to free one of his men, Jimmy Cameron, of Bridgeport, from a charge ot bigamy. Cameron is well known here and was formerly em ployed at the Mitchell Dairy Company, and lived with his wife and child, at 204 Beechwood avenue. CLAIM KAISER WARAUTHOR Wished It and Conducted It Himself In All Its Barbarity. London, March 10 "There is no doubt that the former German em peror was the first and responsible author of the war. He absolutely wished for it and conducted it himself in all its ruthlessness and barbarity." This is a statement attributed to the Prince of Monaco by the Mail's Paris correspondent, who Interviewed the prince there. The correspondent re calls that the Prince of Monaca was formerly a personal friend of Em peror William but that friendship was severed by the prince in a telegram sent to the former emperor in Sep tember, 1914. "Until a few years before the war," the prince is quoted as saying, "the German emperor seemed to sincerely wish peace. But a terrible megalo mania was growing in htm. He was anxious to see Germany over all and from the day he felt it impossible to attain this end by peaceful means, war became an obession with him." .W.W. Ringleaders Held After Raid In Waterbury Include Alexander Chernoff Who Police Claim is National Organizer for I W. W. Was Starting to Organize Branch. Waterbury, March 10 All but 10 of the 187 men arrested in the raid on the I. W. W. meeting at 305 Bank street last night were released from custody early this morning, after their rec ords had been taken. Ten men who are believed to be the ring leaders are being held on a breach of the peace charge, includ ing Alexander Chernoff of Chicago and New York, who, the police say, is a national organizer of the I. W. W. and was or ganizing a local branch. TENCE SUSTAINED Socialist Leader Must Serve Sentence of Ten Years in Prison. Washington, March 10. The Su preme court today sustained the con viction of Tugene V. Debs, Socialist leader, found guilty of violating the espionage act tnrougn siatemenu, made m a speech at Canton, O.. last j June, and sentenced to 10 years' im- 1 prisonment. . I In deciding the case the court in ef- j leci upraiu 1119 cuiiHiiauiiMiinjiy m.in. w. inroupnour. tjonnecticuc was i so-called enlistment section of the :also taken by the police. One of the esrionage act or isn. ! The opinion of the court was unanl- mo 119. As in the case of the espionage cases decided last Monday, the Supreme court in its opinion again today made . n specjnc run.ig upon u. wuou- . tionality of the espionage act The ; ,based its I"nion largely upon i that part of the indictment in charg- i ing obstruction of recrsiting service. ! which was unanimously affirmed. OPPOSE UNION' Paris. March 10. 'France and Italy, according to the Gaulious, .are fully in accord in opposing energetically Che union of German-Austria with uvrmany. - - Famous Black Cameron Freed Sentence Was To Be in Killed or For Duration Bigamy. the famous Scotch Highland Black Watch, has just arriv- i He was also a member of the Clan Campbell Pipe Band, and while con nected with that aggregation played the bass drum, and was a familiar sight about the city in events when this band played. Previous to his present trouble he had the best of reputation. Suddenly he disappeared, leaving his wife and child destitute. Mrs Cameron appealed to the police to aid her In locating her husband. It was found later that a month's rent, which he said he had paid, was still unpaid, and after considerable trouble Mrs. Cameron secured funds and with her child, two years of age, went to live with her parents, in Poughkeepsie, N. T. This took place in August, 1916, shortly before the United States en tered the war. It was not until April, 1917," that the local police succeeded in locating Cameron. , He was found In Boston, when the papers of that city carried feature stories regarding the marriage of a Jimmy Cameron, to a young lady of Jamaica Plains. There was much excitement follow ing the wedding as the clergyman who performed the ceremony drop ped dead from heart failure as he pronounced the couple man and wife. The wedding was followed by a dinner served at the Tourralne hotel, and the management of the above hostelry donated the use of the bridal suit to the newly wedded couple for three days. (Continued on Page Two.) The cases of the ten who are held were continued until Thursday, in the city court, and bonds were set at $500 in each case. Mark Zeltlln, alias Haitzeff, who the police claim is the local leader of the I. W. W Is amor; those held. (Paul Mactecky, another one of the ten being held. Is said to be the secretary-agent. Big bundles of literature and the Bolshesviki lit erature were confiscated by the police in the raid which was made at eight o'clock lost evening by a squad of 60 policemen and detectives. Of the 187 men arrested two were Italians, one was Polish and the rest were Rus sians. Two large red flags were confiscated by the police and when the flags were brought into police headquarters, af ter the raid, the I. W. W. members locked up in the big cell room cheered their standard lustily. An expense book kept by the men who are organizing lodges of the I. items of expense which was entered reads: "Car fare and) rum." Among the 10 men being- held the police be lieve one is a man named Bernow, raja to e a prominent I. w. W. or- ganlzer. They think they have him in custody under an assumed name. All theWatenbury men arrested are shop hands employed In factories in Waterbury and vicinity. Several from Torrington, Naustuck and nearby towns were among those caught in the police dragnet. RAILROAD PRESIDENT DEAD. - St. Louis, March 10 B. S Kear ney, president of the Wabash railroad, died here today of pneumonia.' Thus She Will Relieve This: Country From Carrying Out Naval Program. FRANCE AND ITALY WILL KEEP SHIPS Desire of American Experts to Dispose of Hun Ships Based on Economy. Paris, March 10 A change in the attitude of the British gov ernment regarding the plan to sink interned German war sliips has been observed since Premier Lloyd George's return to Paris. It now appears prol able Great Britain will be will ing to permit France and Italy to keep some of the ships, but will consent to sink her own allotment. Thus Great Britain would relieve the United States from carrying out her projected naval program, which, it is understood, was intended to iprevent any one nation from having , such a predominant navy as would give her control of the seas against, the powers of the League of Nations. The addition of a limited number of the German warships to Franca and Italy would not sensibly disturb the present balance of naval power, excluding Austria and Germany, The desire of American naval ex perts that the German ships be elim inated completely, it is said, is baeL on considerations of economy as they hold that, if the German ships iwere given to Great Britain in the propor tion proposed, the United States, would ,be compelled to spend on billion dollars to maintain her place in the naval lists. NO PERMANENT SCHEDULE YET r Cars Being Temporarily Routed Over New Tracks on Water Street. Reports that the Connecticut Co.: had already started to send cars on at permanent schedule from Congress' street over the new Water street ; tracks to Golden Hill street, were de-! nied this morning by Manager J. S. Goodwin of the local division. He said east bound cars were using the new tracks today but this was mere- 1 ly temporary and would probably : cease tonight at 6 o'clock. The change in route - was made necessary by the fact that workmen In the employ of Contractors Engle and Havener have been laying special track work on Congress street near the corner of Middle street. During this time trafflo to East Bridgeport d had to be diverted. It was hoped that the job would be (finished yes terday but the bad weather made this impossible. Tho use of the west" bound track on Congress street has not been interrupted. The , east bound cars which are using the new ' tracks today are Barnum avenue, Beardsley park, Devon, Milford and New Haven lines. Manager Goodwin stated that the company will eventually run cars over the new tracks, which will form part of the Plaza layout. No route had been decided upon yet, he said, and none will be until there have been further conferences with the traffic commission. SEIN FEINERS ARE RELEASED London, March 10. Sinn Felners interned in England are being re leased in batches. Twenty returned! to Dublin, Sunday. Among those re cently released from Holoway prison -in London was Countess Georglna Markievicz, who, according to the Daily Sketch, is likely to attend the meeting of the House of Commons on Monday and claim the seat for St. Patrick's division of Dublin, to which she was elected at the recent general elections. GIVE PETITION TO KING GEORGE London. Maroh 10. A petition has been submitted to King' George, signed by a number of Irish-officers who served in the British army dur ing the war. praying that Irish borne . rule be submitted to the Peace Con- grejw. The memorial claims Chat " 200,006 men in Ireland and an equal number of .Irish from Great Britain's . overseas dominions volunteered in the war, are now the survivors return home, notwithstanding the fact the home rule act flraa a creat Irish na- j Uonal demand, they find the sit-oatioai IT r.