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The Weather Report
ALMANAC for todat
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Sun rises 5:43 a. m.
Kim seta .......... 6:13 p. m.
Hit- h water . 8:29 a. m.
Moon rises . .: 4:04 a. m.
IxnT water ........ 8:01 p. m.
For Bridgeport and vi
cinity: Fair and sUrhtlr
Farmer tonight and Sunday, j
V01,. 55 XO. 76 EST. 1790
Strike Checked In Time By
Arrival of Eastern
3?5iss Sullivan Asserts Phone
Officials Are Much
' Against Union.
With two girls dismissed
from work for minor offenses
and four who resigned because
of Improper treatment of offi
cials, about half the exchange
of the local Telephono com
pany were on the verge of a
strike yesterday, which was
checked in time by the arrival
of Miss T. L Sullivan, eastern
organizer of the Telephone
Operators Union, nnd the local
president of the union, Miss
Ethel Keefe.
iMlew (Florence Wootfworn, "who
-cUacharged, frora wartc yeterday. loe
DOMfla eufter an hour a a. hair: of
iconta.nit obaervaJMon, oh- Wlfl found,
to Ihoo caused an lrregitaJty, whtch.
la a TeTy small mietaJte, uiovefi Thnt
It naa Ibeoause of her sAlldatlon, with
the new4y organiscod "Union, which
sim-p-ly iprovldea for the- welfare of
the working conditions of the elrls.
Mlwi Jul In, Sullivan was suspended
from work for iwo twJw. ISoth, girls
jhavs been. In ho emiploiy, of "ttra oom
liny (fop a number of yesvns.
(ContlmMd on F&fre Two)
,A11 Next Week Will Be De
voted to Assembling Prac
tical Garments.
AH nrrt wok Bridg-epOTt Chapter,
American Rd Cross, -win be collect
J In clothlnff for he ue ot th refugees
and distressed in our allied countries
fin Europe.
Headquarters for tne collection,
I which, will be under the direction of
Miss uaan Howes, will be In the
k warehouse at 130 Middle street. Tele
phone Barnum 253.
Every &lnd of practical garment is
: needed. Any kind of useful clothing:
' for men. women or children is want
! ed. Frills and fancy ball gowns are
, not wanted but what is needed Is
, warm, practical clothing;. Everybody
! in town Is urged to rart with that
econd best" material whrh has
I been cluttering" in their closets and
! help to mako someone worm and
i happy with it through the medium of
the ned Cross.
Teople with small amounts to grlve
fire requested to deliver them at the j mamler-in-chlef In Eypt- told a
1 headquarters 3 30 Middle street. ' therinK of Egyptian notaiblea totftay
People with larjre bundles may have, ithat he would be forced to employ ac
' them called for. but the public is ask- live repression, to restore order In
e-A tn iniikfi as l!ttl call as nnerl h on Earvryt. He said that it had been
this KPrvlre, as there fs hut one truck
with which to make collections.
Tho drive continues all of next
week and the headquarter
open from 9 a. m. to 5 p.
workers in charge.
m. with
I.TiHon n-oujian, charged with the
theft of an adjustable "T" square
from '"I rant's -?c store, was fined
$7 and costs in the City Court this
morning. The conviction was
based on the testimony of Harold
Curt ass. amateur detective.
Curing stated that while practic
ing to be-come proficient in the de
tective business he rambled into
th Grant Ftore during tho noon
hour on Wednesday. His alrpadj
practiced eye told him that Gou!ian
was a suspicious character. Craft
ily watching the movements of
Goujian he noticed the accused
tiike an article from the hardware
couir.er and sH:1 it into his right
coat pocket. Immediately the man
ager of the store -was informed and
Goiijiair was ushered te the base
ment Jhere, according to the man
sjreT's (testimony the square was
found An Goujians pocket.
i 1
Entered a second class matter at the post office
t Bridgeport, Conn., under the act of 1R79
Suspension OS The
Armistice By Hues
lay Be Possibility
Full Text of German Reply
ish Troops at Danzig
Free Access
Berlin, March 29 (By The
Anzeiger publishes a statement
suspension of the armistice with
The full text of the German reply i Offering1 the ponts of Stettin, Koen
to the Allies concerning the landing igsberg, Memel or Libau, the German
. tiia t.. .. n.i. .v, . i government earn that "all necessary
of Polish troops at Danzig; snows that . . . ., ,
I facilities for the speediest possible
Germany made a point that It did not j !ana)ng and transit of General Hal
undertake to give free access to the ; ler's army to Poland will be provid-
Pnlish nrmy to West Prussia In the
armistice agreement with the Entente
Powers. The reply says:
"Since the conclusion of the armis
tice,' the entire situation In Posen.
West Prussia and Danzig has entirely
3apers have been fried. In the office
of the Becretary of state at Hartford
Incorporating the Catholic Charitable
Bureau of this city. Since the Institu
tion of this bureau, it has conducted
4ta work as a. voluntary unincorpor
ated organization. The Increasing
scope of its activities and the neces
sity for its leaping and holding real
estate -for the purposes for which, it
was organized require its incorpora
tion. The incorporators are Right
Rev. John J. Xilan, Bishop of the
Diocese of Hartford, the following
Catholic pastors In Bridgeport: Kev.
James B. Xihill. Rev. Dr. F. R,
Moore, Rev. Patrick J. McGivney,
P.ev. Matthew J. Trainor, Rev". 'An
drew E. Komara, together with Miss
Marguerite Boylan and Edward H.
Dillon and Thomas M. Culllnan. The
Necessary to Employ Re
pression to Restore
Oairo, ' Eig-ypt, T'rtay, March 2S
iGene-ral R. II. Allenfby, the new com-
louna linpoasiiino icmluiw uiuci sy
defensive measures.
The policy of repression, the ren-
will beieruil otimiuea, wouia ionnig- rea-t cui-
'faring to the people ana he esasea tne
I Egyptian to devise meajsure-s to
achieve the -desired results with a
minimum of sufffrin-. He concluded
with this emfphatic warning:
"T intend to do my duty. It is for
5 u to do yours.
Say Tenant Left
Servants' Quarters
Without Any Light
Claiming that the electrie light fix-,
turea were removed from !he ser
vants' quarters in her country estate.
-Brrxidhatl," ljda. A. Seeley of Darien
has brought suit in the (Common Pleas
court against Dorothy A. iMaciMillan,
also of Darien. The (plaintiff says rhe
leased the estate to Mtas 'lMadMilla.il
hut rlaims the latter did not take
quarters in darkness Mies MacfMdMan
Wruper care of the premises. 1
In addition to leaving the servants'
ia alleged to have removed a ocreen
I from in front of a fireplace and to
I have damaged the lawna a.nd shrub
275 B..O aakeki.
brv. The suit is returnable tov tfco
April tjrm ot court, Damans oi
Concerning Landing of Pol
Did Not Agree to
to Army.
Associated Press) The Lokal
that it understands that a
the Entente Allies is possible.
; ed."
"From the standpoint of railroad
1 facilities.' the reply add, "the routes
i from these cities lead more speedily
j to the goal, without entailing inter
i ruption of importations of foodstuffs
to Poland."
vrticleo of Incorporation authorizes
the bureau to exercise Us powers
throughout the state of Connecticut,
As set out in the certificate of incor
poration, the purposes of the organi
zation are the following:: To aid the
poor and those who, for any cause,
are in need of charitable assistance;
'to assist in rehabilitating- families
who are or who are likol to become
dependent; to establish and conduct
homes for and to find homes and
:are for dependent and orphan chil
dren; to conduct one or more day
nurseries; to conduct homes for
working- girls; to undertake directly
or influence others1 to undertake the
removal of any preventable causes of
misery and dependency; to assist in
general probation- work; and to en
gage in general organized charitable
i work.
Lost Heavily While Allies
Suffered But Two
Archangel, Friday, March 2 3 (By
The Associated Eress) Allied artil
lery was active today in the vicinity
of the village of Bolshola Ozera, but
the cloudy weather hindered the
work of the aviators -who were ob
servinff the effects of the cannonade.
In the meantime, the Allied forces
holding the road, on both sides of the
town were engaged in strengthening
their positions, v
, A small infantry attack was made
on the Allied positions on the Vega
front on Wednesday. . In spite of a
bombardment which preceded the at
tack, the Bolshevikl were repulsed
and lost heavily. The Allies suffer,
ed only two casualties.
Conditions elsewhere along the
front are unchanged, according to a
headquarters report.
After being1 fined $25 end costs
by the City Court, this morning,
Manuel Viga., of 379 Hamilton ave
nue, handed over to the -clerk of
the court the full amount in nick
els. This proved to be consider
ably embarrassing to Clerk Finkel
stone and he was required to use
his hat to convey the weighty and
tully money to the city vaults.
Viga was arrested for speeding and
failing to show an Inside liijht in
violation of tha state laws.
Thomas McQuinn of 19i Boston
avenue, another jitney driver, ar
rested for speeding on ?forth Main
street, was also fined J25 and costs.
and Evening Farmer
A vicious horse owned by F. H.
Woodruff & Son?, seed growers, of
Milford. attacked William Burke of
Fort Trumbull Beah, Thursday,
and bit the end of his nose off and
tors a large piece out of his cheek.
Burke had not been working
over an hour on the farm and v:aa
given the horse to lead without be
ing told of his vicious nature when
the horse attacked him. It is said
ihat this Is the third person that
has been biten by the B?me horse,
and he was without a muzzle at the
Burke will be disfigured for life.
Will Appear in Court to
Oppose Leverty Bros.
Building Project.
Twelve "more North avenue prop
erty owners have joined in the action
to prevent John A. Ieverty and James
Leverty from erecting an addition to
-their building at Main street and
Xorth avenue and the newcomers
have been ordered to appear In the
common pleas court next week when
a hearing will be held on the Leverty
brothers' morion to have the tem
porary Injunction against them dis
solved. The injunction was obtained last
week upon petition of Martin Kelly
and Mary E. Kelly. The latest sign
ers to the petition are John H. Shan
non. Lawrence F. Xealon, John
Schleichert, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ort
lepp, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Johnson,
Abraham Schelinsky, Abraham Bur
kowitz, John Brown, Jr., Josoph Mar
tin and Daniel Jordan. All own prop
erty on Xorth avenue between Main
street and Hurd avenue.
They claim Leverty brothers have
no right to build an addition which
will encroach upon the old establish
ed building line.
Attorneys Gould & Gould, who rep
resent the property owners, eav no
hearing was held, as the law provides,
h.f v,,n,;
m 1917 by the common council. At
torneys Cullinan & Cullinan, counsel
for Leverty brothers, say the building
work was not started in 1917 because
of war time conditions. They declare
their clients are acting within theirj
legal rights because a building per
mit was recently issued to them. They
also announced that Martin and Mary
Kelly had withdrawn the use of their
names upon the ground that they did
not authorize the original petition.
City's Chief Executive
Makes Defense of Grand,
St. Bridge Commission.
According to Mayor Clifford B. Wil
son, Alderman Malcolm MacFayden
has not resigned from the Grand
Street Bridge Commission. This sets
at rest rumors that floated about
town yesterday to the effect that Mac
Fayden had resigned because he did
not agree with some of work ap
proved by other members of the com
mission. When questioned by a representa
tives of the Times-Farmer regarding
the decision of the Superior Court
which awarded R. DeVoe Tompkins,
Inc., nearly $192,000 because the
Bridge Commission took the contract
for the work away from him, the
mayor said:
( ' The decision was a surprise to me.
The city had a just claim." Asked if
the members of the commission had
erred at any time during the con
struction period up until he took the
contract away from Tompkins, the
mayor replied: '"The action of the
Bridge Commission was justified. They
are in no way to blame and acted
entirely within their rights in all ac
tions taken."
The mayor refused to discuss the
Grand street bridge question at
length at the present time, and was
most reticent in answering the few
questions put to him.
While the city's chief executive
made no direct remarks on his opin
ion of the outcome of the award, he
left the impression-that he believed
the decision would bereversed by the
Supreme Court and the city's conten
tion that Tompkins broke the con
tract would be upheld.
Copenhagen, March 29 The rail
way strike in German Austria has
been settled, a report -from Vienna
month. Dally
Famous Blwisions
Will Retain Names
To Keep Traditions
Fourteen National Guard and National Army Divisions
Proposed to Be Organized in New Army 29th, the
Rainbow, Will Be Cavalry.
Washington, March 29 Retention of the names of four
teen National Guard and National Army divisions, with bril
liant war record?, in the permanent military establishment, in
order to preserve their traditions, was announced today by
General March.
For this purpose in the Pi divisions proposed to be orga
nized in the new army, 14 will receive the following designa
tions :
jELIONT dies
Son of Noted Financier Suc
cumbs to An Intestinal
Xew York, March 29 August Bel
mont, Jr., a partner in the banking
I flrm of August Belmont & Company,
American representatives ot tne
childs, died here today after being
operated on for intestinal trouble. He i
was 36 years of age.
Graduated from Harvard in 19S1, ;
Mr. Belmont in 1905 entered the firm !
of his father, August Belmont, notad
capitalist, and Ave years later became ;
a partner. He was connected with a j
number of construction, realty and
transit enterprises, including the Cape
Cod Construction Company, of which
he was president, and the Interbor
ougri Consolidated Corporation.
Washington. March 29 Daylight
saving time is at hand again. The
nation's clocks will be advanced one
hour at 2 o'clock tomorrow morning
and from then until October 26.
"clifck time" instead of actual time
will prevail. On the last Sun-day of
October the lost hour will be re
stored when all the clocks will be
turned back 6 0 minutes.
The time changes are authorized
under the Daylight Savings law
passed by Congress last year as a
conservative measure.
Sure Governor Will
Sign Bonding Bill
Mayor Clifford B. Wilson does no
Ibelieve that any pressure exerted by
opponents of the bill authorizing the
city of Bridgeport to issue bonds and
short term notes, is thecause of it
not having been signed by Governor
Marcus H. Holcomb as yet. Xeither
does the mayor believe that the gov
ernor has been withholding his sig
nature because of any amendments
to be desired.
In fact Mayor Wilson said today
that nothing was holding the bill up
and the on,ly reason the governor had
not signed it was because the official
copy had not yet come from the
printers, where it Is being engrossed.
The mayor said the bill would un
doubtedly be signed during the course
of next week.
Facilities for calling out the state
guard on a moment's notice to
quell possible uprisings of the Bol
shevikt or I. W. W.'in Connecticut
were provided in a bill adopted -by
the Senate yesterday, under which
local authorities are empowered to
mobilise units of the state's troops
if there is not sufficient time to
communicate with the governor.
Additional pewers ape given to th
military emergency- beard to cope
with sudden situations.
Daily J?. 00 per year. One
50 cents. 179 Fairfield Ave.
2th. to be foaeed. on Camp Devens;
j27th. Camp TJirton. Jfew York; 2Sth,
iOamp iDI, Xew Jerrey; 29th. Camp
;Meafe3e, Maryland: 30th. Camp Jaek
son, Potith Carolina; 3'Jnd, Camp Cus
ter. Michigan; "3rd. Camp Grant, Il
linois; Slth. Camp Travis, Texas; 37th,
Camp bprman. Ohio; Slst. Camp
j Taylor, Kentucky: S2nd, Camp Gor
dm, Georgia; S9th, Camp F"unston,
Kansas; 91st, Camp Tjewis, Washing
ton. First division. Oamp Pike, Arkan
sas; second. Camp Dodge, Iowa;
Third, Camip Lee, Virgiina ; fourth,
Cajtp Kearney, California: fifth,
Panama Canal rtone; sixth, Honolulu;
seventh, divided -between Philippines,
Alaska and Mexican 'border.
In the 29-th (the Rainlbow division')
will be the only cavalry division in
the new organization. It will be or
ganized in the southern department
an its men will ibe drawn from all
the states, maintaining in this respect
the all-iAmerican character which was
obtained in the original organization.
In the reorganization of the army
not only the divisional designations
will he retained, ibut also the designa
tions of the brigades, regiments, com
panies and other units in each di
vision. The special insignia author
ized for each division during the war
will be continued.
(Contlmied on Page Two)
Cardinal Mercier, Famous
Belgian Churchman To
Come Here Soon.
New York. March 29. Cardinal
Mercier. the famous Belgian prelate.
Is planning a visit to the United States
within the next few months, accord
ing to a statement made today 'by
William J. Mulligan, chairman of tha
Knights of Columbus committee on
war activities.
Mr. Mulligan, on his recent trip
abroad.visited' the cardinal at Malines
and invited him to be the guest in
this country of the Knights of Colum
bus. The cardinal then told him that
his visit was certain. Cardinal Mer
cier, Mr, Mulligan said, wants to go
to the United States to express per
sonally his appreciation of what this
country has done.
Atty. W. C. Rungee
Sued For Divorce; ,
Cruelty Alleged!
Attorney William C. Rungee of
'Greenwich, a prominent member of
the Fairfield County bar, has been
sued for divorce by Adeline Rungee,
according to papers filed today in the
superior court. Intolerable cruelty is
the ground but no details of the law
yer's allerg-ed acta are given in the
corr.fplaint. Th coorple were married in
September, 1908. Mrs. Rungee's
maided name having been Adeline
Husted. The wife asks the court to
allow her the custody of two minor
. New Yrlt, March 29 Gunner or
the 7 2nd Coast Artillery Regiment
and the th Artillery Corps returned
from Franco today on the steamship
Santa Anna, comprising with 40 cas
ual officers and seven- convalescents,
a passenger list of 1,441
rates bT mall:
Orders Issued By General
March for Men to be Dis
charged Quickly.
Troop Movements in March
244,186 Total Over Mil
lion and Half, -
Washington, March 29 Re
cent events in Hungary, Gen
eral March announced today,
have resulted in no change in
the military policy of the Uni
ted States so far as the war de
partment has been advised. Re
turn of troops from France is
Proceeding even faster than
scheduled originally, he said,
and nothing had occurred to
interfere- with this movement
Troop movements homeward dur
ing the month of March, the general
;said, aggregated 241.186, against an
estimate previously made for the
jmonth of 200,000. '
! General March announced today
jthat he had ordered soldie-s dis
charged within. 4S hours after arrival
; at demobilization camps unless spe
; cial conditions made it impossible. He
; said the demobilization total now had
passed the million and a half mark.
No Blanket Amnesty for
Soldiers Who Deserted
From Army.
Washing-ton, ifcurch 29. oI3ieTW .
Tvh o d esse rt ed. from th e American-
arm y be f ore th e Un it e d Estates en :
tered. the war and who later Jodnedi
the military forces of a co-belMg'erent
will not be -ranted' (blanket a-mnesfty,
the war department announced. tESatfrb,
ease will be confi-idered separately,
however, and. officers having" g-enerad
court .martial jurisdiction have -foeen 1
instructed' to make "very careful in-,
vestigation to determine whether ,
such soldier can fee restored to duty
without trial and to what extent, if
any, leniency should -be shown."
iS oli 3ii ers who dese rr ed and su tae
quently joined the army , of an (Allied
nation were warned Ity the depart
ment that their cases would not ibe,
considered until they had surrendered
themselves to the lniteH States -military
authorities. Soldiers who de
serted after the declaration of war
are not entitled to any consideration,
regartiiless of whether they sixbse
o.uently fought against the Central-
it was stated.
London, March 29 Reuters is au
thoritatively informed that the post
war distribution of the British, navy
will be a home fleet and sevea
foreign squadrons stationed in the.
Atlantic, West Atlantic, China, South
Africa, South America, East Indies
and the Mediterranean.
"Parson' Robert M. Jones, more
familiarly known as the Assistant
City Clerk, had the honor of per-
forming an international marriage !
in City Clerk J. Alex. H. Rcxbin-
son's office today. Owing to tha
fact that he had to shovel snow-1
from his front porch this morning.
"Parson" Jones clerical collar was
missing, but in spite of this the
ceremony was performed without
the slightest mishap. The bride
we a Anna Johnson, born in Sweden
and the groom. Carman Costagnaz-
zi, born in Italy. Both are factory j
hands employed In this city and the
bride is 25 years -of age, while the
grnTn is 2!. . '
Alex. Robinson, desiring to make
the ceremony as pretty as possible.
started 6n a. hunt for flowers. They !
were unobtainable, and in their ab
sence It was suggested that the
couple be p-resentea with some :
"Congressional' flower seeds. But .
alas, these were also missing, and 1
so "Parson Bob" kissed the happy J
'bride. ; 1
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