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The Weather Repo
Briasre-port and vicinity
Fair tonight and Saturday!
colder tonight.
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Relieve President Wilscn
Disinclined to Give Fav
orable Answer.
Membership of States in
Council Will Ee Increased
From Two to Three.
Paris March 2$ Hopes were
expressed last night in Peace
Ouiicrcnoe circles that the pre
liminary peace treaty might be
.signed by April 20. A minor
was current last night that the
I'nited States had received a
note from Premier Lcnine and
War Minister Troiky, of the
liussian Soviet government.
They ask re-cogr:vnic;n for that eov
ernment, says Marcel JI-utln in the
lie ho t-'a Tarl5 today. C.f. Kutln ndds
that ho "cannot say that President
Wilson is dlelnflined to give the ro
' quest favorable con.'tfderation."
The membership of th" states in the
excouttivo council "of tho League of
Nations, -Reuters Limited says it n
dw'tands, will ho increased Irom two
to three, tho third member probably
lbi?in?f a lalbor representative.
A coimtil of the foraifrn. ministers
land foreign secretaries of Great Brit
ain, tho United ftatcs, France and
Italy has been created to work stm-lllta-neoucgtly
with t're premier.? and
lredcrrt Wil.son, but on different
lira-Trolies of the great technical ques
tions Involved in tho peace eettle
' mrat
Today's Paris newspapers In dis
cussing yesterday's session of the
council of four declare that extremely
important problems directly connect
ed with Germany's future boundaries
(Continued On Page Fifteen)
2 yj
Louis Mexidelson, Green
wich Tailor, Asks Free
dom From Third Wife.""
Th sprightly matrimonial a-dven-
turea of Louis Mendelsohn, the 36
year old Greenwich tailor who has
been married three times and is
proud of It may bo heard soon in
the courts as the ag-ed benedict is
contemplating divorce proceeding's
against' his last wife, I-iena Mendel
sohn, Judge William X.. Tierney of
Greenwich, counsel for th tnilor, ob.
tained an order cf notice today in a
divorce satit which-his client intends
Jo bring: against Lena. Papers in the
action have not been filed in the Su
perior court yet as tho order of no
. tice must be obtained first.
Mendelsohn intends to charge his
wife wifh. intolerable cruelty, but tha
particular acta to which the elderly
husband objected nave not yet been
made known. Mrs. Mendelsohn is 40
years old and la said to have been
married once .before Louis led her to
the altar.
At the timo of this rnarrtag-e. in
reoem'ber, 1918, the couple received
considerable publicity In the N'e-w
Torlc papers because of the groom's
aso and the report that he met his
bride through, the efforts of a mar
riage broker. They returned to
Greenwich, to live, but the dove of
peace seems to hav flown out ' the
one wttxkss short
Because only two witnesses In
stead of three had signed the last
will and testament of John Kohut
who died at a sanitarium" in Shel
ton on March 14, Probate Judge
Paul Miller refused to allow the
will for probate today. As a re
sult the St. Stephen's Hungarian
church and tha Hungarian Greek
Catholic church loso respectively
$300 and $200 which was left to
them In the w41I. All other bene
ficiaries under the will are to re
main unrecognized.
The estate Is valued at ? 4,000,
and the heirs at law, a mother and
father off the deceased, not men
tioned m tho w'U and now living
In Austria will inMcrit the estate.
This, however, depends on action
of the alien property custodian, to
whom all funds will be transfer
red to. The deceased was a Hungarian.
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beared This Action May Lead to Establishment of Soviet
Republic in "German Austria Food
Trains Being Stopped.
Vienna, Thursday, March 27 A railroad strike has been
called and threatens to spread to all tho roads in this coun
try. The strike was called partly for higher wages and part
ly because of sympathy with th e Hungarian revolution.
It is feared it may lead to the es-1 this road Is at a complete stand
tablishment of a Soviet republic in ! stin. even Allied food trains from
German Austria. I Triest 'beins stopped. As a result
of this interruption of transportation
The trouble began last night when of supplieai Vienna is threatened with
men employed by the Southern rail- famine. The situation is considered
road walked out. All traffic over' extremely grave.
locrats Considerin
For Permanent Headquarter
Members of the Democratic Town
Committee, the body which by law
manages the affairs of the Democratic
party in Bridgeport, have been ten
tatively considering1 a plan for per
manent Democratic headquarters,
which they will, if the program seema
to be feasible, present to the full com
mittee. I
The object of a permanent head
quarters would b& to put the party
'in a better position for the forthcom
ing city campaigns in the idea that
a steady planning and preparation
will bring better results, and better
'organization than a hasty campaign
begun two weeks before an election
is to take place.
The main necessity In the erection
of a permanent headquarters is its
Militia Bill Placing Male
Residents of State Also
Hartford, Conn., March 2S Among
the bills adopted by the Senate were
those which give to the governor
power to appoint special officers for
the Connecticut Humane society and
approving of the Connecticut Railway
& Lighting Co.'s act in building an
extension in Bridgeport.
The militia bill under which male
residents of Connecticut are divided
Kto tho militia and unorganized mil
itia, and the home guard conducted
as the Connecticut state guard" re
ported by the military committee, was
adopted by the Senate. Senator
Brooks said the bill was a temporary
act which can bo amended two years
hence when the congress shall have
determined the character of a force
which will be equivalent to the Na
tional Guard which. the Federal gov
ernment took over. The, bill was
explained in detail. Many of Its
provisions are temporary to meet ex
igencies -which may arise. Much of
the administration will be In the mili
tary emergency board.
ASSERT 63,000
TSerne, March 28.--Sw'isa newspa
pers complain that 63.000 tons of
American rain and foodstuffs con
signed to Switzerland have Ibeen lying
at Cette, the French Mediterranean
port of entry for Switzerland, and
that only one train carrying' supplies
for this country leaves Cefcte dally. It
is eaJd that only BOO tons can be
carried on this train, so that the de
liver' of the grain will extend over
four months. It is suggested that
further shipments tie sent to Mar
seilles or Genoa or some other Italian
New Tork, March 2 8 The cruiser
St. Louis arrived here today from
Brest 'ith 41 officers-
of the 148th Infai
post ottlcn
act of 1S79
n Vie
cost. The necessary funds would
have to be raised from the party
membership, under authority of the
executive committee, precisely as all
party funds are raised, and head
quarters would be under the direction
of the committee.
From this simple and partially for
mulated program a morning newspa
per has built up a ridiculous tale that
some one has agreed to "shell out"
and that whoever "shells out" will
control the party leadership.
"Evidently," said a member of the
Democratic executive committee, this
morning, "there is somebody, prs
sumably closely connected with Mr.
King's machine, who doesn't want the
Democratic party to have permanent
headquarters or anything else that
will help it win."
Former Russian Noble Was
Connected With Royalist
Stockholm, March 28 An alleged
royalist conspiracy has been discover
ed at Penza, northwest of Saratov,
in eastern European Russia, accord
ing to the Russian newspaper Kras
naya Gazetta. and 21 persons have
been shot by the Bolshevikl in con
nection with the plot. The alleged
leader was Sukotine, a former mar
shal of the Russian nobility, who was
a local commissary under the Bolshe
viki regime. Sukotine was executed.
The conspirators, according to the
newspaper, planned to palm off a
nephew of the bishop of Ura as the
Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovitch, carry
him to Moscow, and make a dramatic
appeal to the people from the Krem
Intolerable cruelty is the ground in
two of three divorce petitions filed
today in the Superior Court. Eliza
beth IL. Campbell of this city wants
a divorce from John W. Campbell of
Houston, Tex. She claims the de
fendant deserted her October 16,
1915. The couple were married
January 2S, 1914. The wife's maid
en name was Elizabeth Luquer.
George E. Carter of this city wants
freedom from Eva Carter of this city.
He alleges cruelty. The marriage
took place August 12, 1911.
Cruelty Is also the charge in the
&uit brought by Annie Kanyak of this
city against 'Joseph Kanyak of parts
unknown. The couple were 'married
In 1912. .
New Orleans, March "28 Members
of the Benevolent and Protective Or
der of Elks from practically every
state in the union were here today
to attend the "threo big days In Elk
dom." The .celebration was formally
opened with a reception to grand
rXea officers, headed by Grand Ex
A. laiupbell, of
f . ' (
g Plan
and Evening Farmer
Henry Parrott, one of Bridge
port's most prominent and oldest
residents, as he is in his 91st year
spoke in a commendatory way of
"Ixoking Backward Fifty Years"
which appears in The Times. In
yesterday's column it mentioned
tho fact that fifty years ago Mr.
Parrott left tho Adams Express
Company and took over the man
agement of the Parrott Varnish
Vo., where he has been ever since.
"It seems like only yesterday to
me," said Mr. Parrott.
Claims Agreement Was
Reached At Brussels
March 20.
Paris, Thursday, March 27 (By
The Associated Press) The German
delegation of financiers which is now
at Spa is expected to arrive soon in
Paris, on invitation from the Supreme
Council to consider questions relative
to the securities Germany has to offer
in payment for food. Germany has
Increased her deposit of gold at Brus
sels as a partial payment for relief
supplies and additional cargoes fire
expected to arrive at Hamburg to
morrow. Xeutrals have also been in
vited to send financial representatives
to confer with delegates to the Peace
Conference regarding German securi
ties sold in their countries which
might be applied to payments for
food. ,
It is understood that an agreement
was reached at Brussels on March 14
by which Germany will be permitted
to export certain classes of goods in
order to pay for food supplies and
that this agreement now becomes ef-f
The embargo on war material, gold,
silver and securities, will be main
tained, but Germany may export such
products as coal, dyestuffs, various
iron and steel manufactures, sugar,
window glass, electrical machinery
and other articles. Any of the Al
lied governments may purchase these
products and their representatives are
expected to proceed at once to Co
logne to arrange details as to prices.
Purchases by the Allies are not to
exceed two-thirds of the surplus of
any of these products which Ger
many has for sale. The other third
may be exported as Germany may
see fit.
Rumors that Alderman Malcolm
MacFayden. a member of the Grand
Street Bridge Commission, had sev
ered, his connections with that body
some months ago, because of the un
businesslike methods they used In
dealing with the 'bridge contractors,
could neither be confirmed' or denied
Alderman MacFayden absolutely re
fused to discuss the question antd
when questioned by a representative
of the Times-Farmer said: "The
mayor is taking care of that matter
and I have nothing to say." When
asked if it wasn't true that he had
resigned because of a difference of
opinion between himself and other
members of the commission, he said:
"I don't care to discuss it at all."
iShortly after the announcement had
been made that the city had lost the
suit for damages .instituteiai by the
contractors, E. DeYoe Tonrpkins, In
corporated, under which they were
given an award amounting to almost
S192.COI), several people wanted ro
know what the bridge, commission
was doing, especially as the court in
rendering the decision upholds the
Tompkins contention that the city
hindered them in the work. ActionB
of certain memibera of the Ibridge
commission were discussed and when
it came to Alderman MaoFaytSen It
was- said he had resigned some time
ago, and had refused to sign certain
Papers, Instrumental in the city losing
the law suit. It was claimed that
MaciFayden had declared he would
not be a party to unsound1 Ibusiness.
M. J. Gannon, 235 Vine street, is
resting comfortably after a serious
operation performed by Dr. Erdman
at the Polyclinic hospital. New York
city. Mr. Gannon has undertaking
parlors on John street and Is very
well known in the city. He has the
sympathy of a large circle of friends.
One citizen of Bridgeport as he
left for work this morning found
ice on his front porch, violets
blooming in the dooryard of a
neighbor, the sidewalk - covered
with dead angleworms, and snow
dry and round as hail. This is the
first season he can remember when
the weather man fooled violets and
angleworms on tho same morning.
Spartacans Planned Big Uprising Thursday Among Rus
sian Prisoners in Camp Move Intended to
Back Up Hungarian Revolt.
London, March 28 Action by American troops looking
after Russian prisoners in Germany is believed to have nip
ped in the bud an important Bolshevik plot, according to an
Exchange Telegraph despatch from Berlin, dated Thursday.
The Spartacans in Spandau, the
message states had planned a big
rising for Thursday, intending to arm
several thousand Russians from the
Ruhieben camp. The Americans,
however, rushed the Russians on
Didn't Want
After the appointment of the re
ceiver of the Dorsen Dry Goods Co.,
B. "W". Willett, one of the receivers,
came to him and said, "We now want
to make the inventory as low as pos
sible," testified Abraham Dorsen at
the hearing before Referee Banks
this morning. "Cut down the adver
tising, and don't display the goods.
We don't want to dp any business. We"
want to make a settlement," said
No goods of the Dorsen Dry Goods
Co. were displayed in the windows of
the Dorsen store until E. H. Dillon
made a kick, and compelled the dis
play of bankrupt stock.
"I wanted to have our annual sale
in August, but Mr. Willett would not
allow it, and said I should not tell
Dillon or he would insist on the sale.
E. H. Dillon and F. N.Benham.whe
are receivers with Willett, vanted to
have this sale, but it did not take
place. Willett said that he did not
Coroner Finds Motorist Did
Not Slow Down Before
Car Overturned.
That Richard C. Osborne had am
ple time to slacken the speed of his
automobile before it overturned and
fatally injured him last week is the
opinion of Coroner Phelan who In a
finding made today decided that Os
borne's death was due to accidental
causes. Mrs. Helen Osborne and Max
Kranz, passengers in the ill fated car,
testified that Osborne steered sharply
to ithe right to avoid a car standing
on the Boston Post road near West
port but the coroner finds that Os
borne must have seen this machine
in time to avoid a collision If he had
chosen to stop his own car. Instead
Osborne went ahead at about 30 miles
an hour.
The coroner finds that as ossorne's
machine swerved, while going at this
rate of speed, the wheels caught in
the trolley tracks, and this caused the
automobile to overturn. At this
point In the road the tracks project
from one to three inches above
There was contradictory testimony
about the lights on Jacob Schneider's
machine, which was standing in the
road. Mrs. Osborne and Kranz said
there was no rear light on this car
but Schneider and his fellow passen
gers claimed the rear light was light
ed. The coroner decides this point
was not important as Osborne appar
ently saw the Schnieideri car in time
to avoid a' collision.
AVashlngton, March 28 Attorney
General Palmer, disclosing today that
about 4,000 enemy aliens were In
terned during the war, said paroles
Would be granted to some 600 of the
harmless class, others would be re
patriated, and 900 dangerous persons
would be held Indefinitely, including
about 200 professed members of the
I. W. W. or anarchistic organizations,
whose cases would be referred to the
department of labor with a view to
their deportations.
Subscription rates by mall: Tally $6.00 per year. One
month. Dally 60 cents. 179 Fairfield Ave.. Bridgeport
lshevik Plot
board trains Wednesday night and
scattered them under the Americans
throughout Germany.
The Spartacans, the despatch adds,
had intended ro spring their revolt as
a means of backing up the Hungar
ians in their Bolshevik movement.
o Display
t , no Business
I want a big business or a large amount
j of money in the bank as that would
i prevent a settlement with the cre-dit-I
The stock in. the store at the time
of the inventory amounted to $100,
000 according to Mr. Dorsen but when
the inventory was taken by Mr. Wil
lettt the prices of goods were de
creased for the purpose of keeping
the total down. Even after that the
inventory showed J59.T04.
This Willett said was too much and
' ordered that some of the inventory
sheets be taken out so that the goods
would not appear as in stock. After
this was done !by Willett and his em
ploye, G. A. Berwin, the inventory
totaled $41,128. These figures were
the ones adopted by the receivers in
their Inventory and appraisal
At the same time there were a
large number of cases of goods on the
j fourth floor were not included in any
I lnventorry.
All Volunteers From A. E.
F. Gen. Richardson
London, March 28 Brigadier Gen
eral Wilds P. Richardson, IT. S. A.,
who has been given command of the
American ' expedition in northern
Russia, will leave London in a few
days with a fair sized detachment ot
engineers, sanitary workers and re
placement officers for Archangel. The
engineers predominate in the detach
ment. They will be used to repair
and improve the roads from the
American front back to the sea.
All the members of the detach
ment volunteered from the American
expeditionary force In France.
Reports to army headquarters to.
day were that vessels could get into
Archangel with the aid of strong ice
breakers. WOMAN BLOWN
New Tork, ifaroh 28 New Torlc
experienced a somewhat topsy-turvy
early morning todayr due to a heavy
wind, blinding snow and frozen side
walks and streets. Cars collided with1
each other or with automobiles, signs
and fences were blown down and trees
uprooted, pedestrians were knocked
over by trolley or motor cars or by
mall trucks, one woman was blown
into the East River but was rescued,
a frozen rail caused a short circuit
which set fire to an elevated train,
and the rush "hour traffic generally
was hampered. A dozen persons
were Injured, several being- removed
to hospitals.
, Washington, March. 28 Terms jf
payment in the new Vlctory-Uberly
loan announced today are the mof,t
liberal ever offered by the govern
ment. Deferred payments may be ex
tended ovor a period of Bix montb.3,
from May 10 -to November 11,
Sim rises . . 5:45 a. m.
Sun sets fi:i2 p. m.
High water 7:33 a. m. '
Moon rises 3:31 a. m.
Low water 2:15 p. m.
TTTfTT1 TItt-"- ".TT1 TrrtO
rxlili X J VjJCjiN Jfc
Has Promised to Advance
Hungarians Sum of 100,
000,000 Kronen.
Hungarian Emissaries Pre
sent Credentials to German-Austrian
London. March 28 Premie?
Lenine lias sent a wireless
message, to the Hungarian gov
ernment urging it to send an
army against Vienna, accord
ing to a Budapest despatch re
ceived in Berlin and forward
ed by the Exchange Telegraph
Company. Lenine promised to
advance 100.000.000 kronen in
finance the project.
Count Miciiel Karolyi.former Hun
garian premier, is enjoying complete
liberty in Budapest.as are other menW
hers of the government who wen-e -compelled
to resign when the Soviet
uprising took place, acccording to a.
Hungarian government wireless des-
patcn received, here.
Copenhagen, March 28 Emissaries
of the Hungarian revolutionary gov
erning council handed their creden
tials to the president of the German--
Austrian national assembly at Vienna.1
(Continued On Page Fifteen)
Although Girls Attend Mass.
Meeting, Claim Strike
Talk Is False.
Despite the fact that R. J. Sander-
son of the Bridgeport office of the
Southern New England Telephone
company denied any knowledge of a j
walkout of local telephone operators'
today, several of the girls attended a ;
mass meeting at Machinists Hall 1
shortly after two o'clock this after-1
noon. Noon day rumors about town
had it that practically the entire staff
of day operators were on strike be- .
cause of an alleged insult to the pres- i
ident of the Bridgeport Telephone ; .
Operators Union. Mr. Sanderson de-
nied this and it was later learned that ;
not more than 25 girls would attend'
the meeting.
When questioned by a representa-
tive of The Times-Farmer as to the '
actual existence of a strike or walk- !
out Mr. Sanderson said: "None of
the girls have left their work while ;
on duty up until ten minutes of two
Questioned earlier in the afternoon
as to how many girls had Joined the -walkout,
I. R. Harney, njanager of !
the local office said: "Not more than i
one or two. I am not in a position ;
to talk on the subject, and think you
had better call Mr. Sanderson."
While Mr. Sanderson neither ad- .
mitted or denied that he had any :
knowledge of whether or ndt the ;
afternoon shift of girls would return i
to work, he conveyed the impression, j
that some of them would fail to re-
port after their lunch hour.
It is said that the special com
mission on trolley roads will re
commend to the General Assembly
that the trolley companies of Con
necticut receive permission to de
lay payment of their taxes for two
years, which would withhold" tl,
250.000 from the state treasury.
Five companies now owe tne
state more than $400,000 in taxes
for the past year, which they say
they have been unable to pay.
Thus far, the Connecticut Co.,
which has by far the greatest val
uation, has paid only $125,000
on it3 assessment and - of $443.
653.95 for 1:he past year, and thisi
payment was made in two install
ments. Interest will be , charged the
companies an the taxes withheld,
but it will be at a lower rate than
the present one of 9 per cent.-
Whlle Chairman John B. Dillon
of the commission and Mr.Waitt
declined to discuss the report of
the commission, they said the pro
posed legislation, if adopted, woul
put the state in the position of
man who rescues another f
drowning. t.

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