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The Weather Report
Bridgeport and vicinity
Generally cloudy with local
showers tonight n1 Thurs
day; probably clear Thurs
day afternoon or night.
Sun rises 5:sn a. in.
Sun nets S:00 p. m.
High water 3:38 a. m.
Moon rises 12:59 a. m.
Low water .. 10:07 a. m.
and Evening' Fanner
I'AT r- VA 101 TTCirP 1TOA Entered as second clans matter at the post office
il V'Ll. OO J.i fiiM, JIJU ,t Bridgeport. Conn., under the act of 1879
Subscription rates bv mall: Tin 11 v 16.00 nr vear. One TT?TTT' ' P V " rfOTlma
month. Daily 60 cents. 178 Fairfield Jive.. Brldareoort a rw -i-O
ij MIA i lyJ -rtUug) D r lyjlfylg LmlLrb If UJ lain 1
Bf Time To Reply On
Further Notes Being Made
and Time Too Short to
Complete Them.
Text of German Statement
Regarding Repara
tions. Paris, May 21 Count von
IJrockdnrrf-Hanlzou, heat! of
the (irnnan pence delegation,
has asked nn etension of lime
for Germany to present her re
jil v rcgnrding the pence terms.
The Count stated that further
notes were being prepared ami
t hiit it would be impossible to
complete them 1 p. in. Thurs
day, when the time limit is up.
it Is believed, nays the Havtm
Aannry, that the request for the ex
tension will -be granted.
The note says the Germans desire
mi. re time to study a number of
1iestlons in the treaty -which they
hive not yet had an opportunity to
There Is no official Intimation re
garding the decision of the Allied
'and associated powers on the request.
Tim r-)nfnrpni last night
made public the text of the Oerman
note regarding reparations and the
reply made by Premier Clemeneeau
04 Presld-nt of the Conference. The
German note reads:
"At Versailles. May 11, 1919.
"To H!s Excellency, M. Clemen
effii. President ot the Peace Con
ference, fir:
In the draft of peace treaty sub
Tilrtert to the Oerman delegates, part
VIII concerning reparation, begin
v. lh Article 231, which reads as fol
lows: ' The Allied and associated govem
Tiirnts affirm and Germany accepts the
Tport by Germany and her allies for
rx'urinw all the loss and Jams re to
mhi.-h the Allied and associated gov
ernments and their nationals have
I en subjected as a coimeqnenfe of
the war Imposed lipim them, by the
t egression of Germany and her A!-
"Now the obligation to mate rep-r-ration
has 'been changwdl, according
. Secretary of State Lansing's note.
In repaid to reparation of war. The
irtorman delegation cannot admit that
there could arise out of a, responsi
bility iTw-wred tvr the former Ger
Jnan government in regard to the or
igin of the world war any right for
he Allied and associated powers to
l Indemnified by Germany for louses
mfTered during the war.
"The representatives of the Allied
r.nd associated states huts, more
over, declared several times that the
German people should not be held re
epfinsible for the faults committed
'y their governments. The German
people did not will the war and
would not have undertaken a war of
I'treression. They have always re
mained convinced ht this war was
for them a defensive war.
"The Oerman delegates also do not
share the view of the Allied and asso
ciated governments In regard to the
or I rln of the war. They cannot con
sider the former German government
us the party which was solely or
.chiefly to blame for the war. The
Continued on Pk Seven)
U. S. Wolfe Says Pace Must
Be Sped Up in Remain
ing Four Days.
With subscriptions for the day
mounting to $28,3T3, the tots
mount raised to date in the Combin
ed Help Drive in this city was an
nounced as $89,048 at noon. Divi
sion A reported $1,336; Davision B
M.262. and the Executive Committee
Subscriptions reported by this com?
nitttee were as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Laehar,
15.000: Mr. and Mrs. Higmund Loe
with. 11,000; Howland Dry Goods Co.,
$1,000; M. H. Chaffee, $500; Bassicl-.
f!n $500; Mr. and Mrs. David Day,
1400; Mr. and Mrs. Isaao Moss, $300;
' McKencie Brothers & Co., $300; Zim.
mer Brothers, $300; Smith-Murray
Co., 260; American Hardware Co..
: K. Windsor Farris, $200, and
the Wolverine Motor Co., $150.
K. 8. Wolfe, chairman of the exec
utive committee, announced te.am
workers must speed up if $300. UU0 ,
, to be raised in ths remaining four
' d&ya of the campaign.
'Ray Starboard of the Salvation
' Army forces' In France addressed the
Wants Extension
Engine Trauble Delays NC4
Postpone Flight To Lisbon
Dispatches to Navy Department Indicates Trouble Not
Serious NCI To Be Listed As "Lost At Sea"
Commander Towers Will Go to Plymouth.
Ya :-hingtnn, May 21 Although weather conditions were
extremely favorable, Lieutenant-Commander Albert C. Read
was unable to get the seaplane C-4 away from Ponta Del
Gada today for the 800 mile flight to Lisbon, Portugal, be
cause of engine trouble, which developed when the ship was
being tuned up for the start.
Dispatches to the Navy Department indicated that the
motor trouble was not serious and that Commander Read
may start tomorrow.
Communder John H. Towers, trans
Atlantks flight commander, hn recom
mended that the NC-1, which sank at
sea, be Rtrlcken from the navy list
as "lost at sea" and that the XC-3 be
placed out of commission for rebuild
ing when she returns to New Tork.
The N'C-3 Is now being taken apart
at Ponta Del Gada preparatory to
being- shipped home.
Lleutenant-Comander R. A. T. ven
der and Lieut. H. Padenwater. mem
bers of the crews of the NC-1 and
XC-3. win return to the TTnited States
on the first trovemment vessel leav-1n-
Ponta Del Gada. The dismantled
N(M will he taken to New Tork on
the VT. P. S. Melville with Machinist
f R. Moore, a member of her crew.
n charsre. The destroyer Stockton
has been placed at the disposal of
Commander Towers and the remain
ing members of two crews who will
Believes His Machine Will
Go Through Capt. Mor
gan Disagrees.
ftt. John's, N. F.,May 21. The skel
eton of Frederick R. Raynhnm's Mar
tlnsyde plane, a thinir of frail appear
ance, stripped of its covering of linen
and veneer, was set up in a repair
shop today to be reassembled It
seemed a slight structure for the bur
den assigned to it and, with the for
ward parts wrenched and torn, vehicle
of doubtful strength to brave a pas
sage of the upper regions of the At
lantic. This view Is held by Captain C. "W.
F. Morgan, who declared today that
he could not put his former faith in
a machine so damaged es the Maxtln
syde was in the crash of Sunday. His
statement Indicated that he would not
fly with Rayriham in this second at
tempt to win fame, for which machine
is being rebuilt.
However, Captain Morgan Bald he
dLl not concur in the opinion of phy
sicians who toM. him that the Injuries
he received Sunday ended his flying
days. Captain Morgan said that when
he recovered from Ihls Injuries he
would make an effort to obtain a new
plane and start an Independent flight
for the British Isles.-
'Raynham is of the opinion that his
machine could be made fit to fly,
eitliea with a new engine, or with the
! old one. Following an insDection of
the motor, experts said it hadl suffered
little in the accident and could 'be put
in haie for the great test demanded
of it.
An attempt is to be made by the
several expeditioners here preparing
for flights to obtain more satisfactory
weather reports than any heretofore
obtained. Meteorologists of the ex
peditions met last night and consid
ered defects due to transmission de
lays, and a request will be made of
the British Air Mlnistery for more
voluminous reports. As an instance
of the daggers of delayed information
it was said that the minor depression
reported near the Azores before Har
ry Hawker set out on Sunday had
grown to tremendous preparations be
fore the next report arrived on Sun
day night. It was added that had an
immediate report been made and
forwarded promptly the missing air
man might have been warned in time
to avert disaster. This instance was
cited as an .example of short comings
of the present system, regardless of
whether it had any connection with
the theory that Hawker's Sopwlth
plane was overcome by this storm.
New York, May 21 Trial of four
teen officers and employee of the
Coastwise Lumbr Co. on charges of
conspiracy to defraud the govern
ment by delivering short measure of
lumber at various army cantonments,
was begun in Brooklyn today before
federal Judge feidwin S. Thomas of
proceed to Plymouth, England, the
objective port of the XC-4.
The crew boarded the KC4 two
hours before sunrise to tune up the
motors. After makinsr three unsuc
cessful attempta to take off with one
ensrine functioning improperly, Lieutenant-Commander
A. C. Read decid
ed that it was too late to remedy the
trouble this morning in time to make
the flipht to TJsbon in daylight hours.
Commander Read is confident that
the engine '.rouble is not important
and that it will be remedied in time
to bejrln the flipht to Lisbon at day
break tomorrow, weather permitting.
Crowds of souvenir hunters who
tried to pet pieces of the NC-3, the
flagship of the fligrht, which is moored
in the harlbor here, made it necessary
today for the na.va.1 authorities to is
sue orders that the ship be guarded
day and night.
Baker's Principle Hobby Is
Getting Arrested and
Breaking Jail.
Stratford is the home of a young
bandit whose boldness almost equals
that of any dime novel hero. Edward
Baker is the youth's name. He is
only 18 years of age but his activities
during the past several months would
put many older outlaws to shame. On
the 24th of last August young Baker
was arrested by the Stratford police
who suspected that he was implicat
ed in a series of about 20 burglaries
committed in or about Stratford.
Baker remained behind the bars
only a few hours when he made his
escape. A few days later the Bridge
port police picked him up on Bell
street and sent him back to Stratford
where he again broke Jail. Baker
was then sent to the Connecticut
Reformatory but he found that place
easy to leave.
He next appeared in Barnstable,
Mass., and was Implicated in severa
burglaries In that city. The Boston
police arrested young Baker las!
week as he was engaged as a street
fakir. He was held in the Boston
Jail until an officer from Barnstable
arrived to transfer him back to Barn
stable. On the train after leaving
Boston he succeeded in tricking his
custodian and Jumped from the mov
ing train. ' He was taken to a hos
pital considerably bruised and cut
where he remained two weeks, after
which he was again locked up in the
Barnstable Jail. He again escaped
and was arrested yesterday by the
Boston Motor Boat Patrol as he was
rowing across Buzzard's Bay to Cape
Young Baker Is now Incarcerated
In Boston awaiting trial for alleged
burglaries In Barnstable.
James Swed, aged 26, of IDeacon
street, a Jitney 'bus driver, 'bound for
Ash creek this morning aout eight
o'clock, collided with an electric light
pole in front of the telephone exchange-
building on Fairfield avenue.
He was Injured Internally and taken
to Ft. Vincent' hospital where he is
urfdier observation. The pole .was
broken oft at the base and the 'bus
was smashed at the front end. Or.
Burns of the "Emergency hospital was
called and hurried the man to the
New Haven, May 21 By vote of
the Yale corporation announced to
day, Sheffield Scientific School will
arrange for reserve officer training
corps course- in. ordnance, engineer--lng
and military aeronautics, next
Paris, May 21 The American
naval authorities have decided
that the steamer George Wash
ington, wliich Prcsldeilt Wilson
lias used in Ills journeys between
the Vnitcd States and lYance,
cannot enter tlio harbor of Ant
werp, as it is not deep enough.
The question liad been raised in
connection with a plan for
President Wilson to sail home
ward from Antwerp after visiting
What effect the decision of the
naval authorities will have upon
the Iresident's plans is not
Other Teams At Newfound
land Ready to Start Over
seas Flight.
St. John's, N. F., May 21 Hope
for the safety of Harry G. Hawker
and Commander Mackenzie Grieve,
missing since they set out eastward
through the air on Sunday in their
Sopwith biplane for Ireland, was vir
tually abandoned -today by the British
fliers preparing hero to take wing
in their wake. News of the safety of
the XC-3 after being so long on the
water had been a source of exclama
tion, but it is realized that Hawker
and Grieve's machine carried only a
coupled emergency boat, as compar
ed with the large ones of the naval
Undaunted by the Sopwith's disap
pearance, which must be taken into
consideration as part of the hazards
cf trans-Atlantic flight, members of
the other cross-ocean expeditions to
day continued to mature their plans
for flights with the next full moon,
three weeks hence. Froni Harbor
Grace came word that the Handley
Page super-bomber would be in the
air within ten -days instead of a fort
night, as the operations of assembling
this machine are being expedited.
Captain Aicott of the Anglo-Ameri
can team, which will attempt a flight
in a Vimy bomber, expects the latter
machine to reach here tomorrow or
Friday.. While here he will use as
his base the Mount Pearl plateau air
drome vacated by Hawker. Flying
light to Harbor Grace he will there
take on a full load of 865 gallons of
gasolene before "hopping off." His
plane will have a range of .2,440
miles. Captain Aicott eaid today
that he fn-ould carry as life-savins
equipment only an lnflateable vest, as
he considered other contrivances of
such doubtful value that he would
not burden his machine with them.
Regarding the fate of Hawker and
Grieve some of the airmen here be
lieve the Sopwith collapsed within a
short time after leaving St. John's,
and that the wireless collapsed. The
opinion is gaining ground that field
ice and bergs extending for one hun
dreds miles off the coastmay have
affected the work of the engines
through the intense cold congealing
the ice. The American airmen who
flew to Trepassey from Rockaway,
N. -Y., found that this condition
caused them serious inconvenience,
disturbing all their engines, some of
which were virtually burned out
from this cause, according to offic
ers aboard the United States supply
ship Prairie.
Senate Prepared to Act
Promptly on Suffrage
Washington, May 21 The Woman
Suffrage resolution, before Congress
for more than forty years, was taken
up in the House today as the first real
work of the extra session. Four hours
of debate and adoptions of the reso
lution before adjournment were
The resolution is the historic Susan
B. Anthony draftf proposing submis
sion to the states of an equal fran
chise amendment to the constitution.
It was adopted by the last House 274
to 136 on January 10, 1918, but twice
failed in the Senate .first- by two votes
and then by one.
A large maa-gin over the requisite
two-thirds majority was predicted to
day. The vote was expected about six
Writh favorable action In the House
regarded assured. Senators were pre
pared to act promptly.
There will be a mass meeting ot
the American legion' at the High
school auditorium next Tuesday even
ing. Major F. J. Adams of the 26th
Division will preside over the meet
ing and a number of prominent
epeakers will be heard. The legion
is composed of- men who served as
soldiers, sailors . or marines In the
lerman Cabinet Definitely
States it Will
uns Determined To Adhere
To Wilson's Fourteen Points
Text of Statement Issued By German Cabinet Claim
Cannot Sign Peace Terms In Form Placed
Before Plenipotentiaries.
Berlin, Tuesday, May 20 "Germany has not only a moral
right to compliance with the general promises made it, but a
firmly grounded definite, clearly defined claim, according to
the basic rules of International law on all the Entente powers,
especially on the United States ," a cabinet statement to the As
sociated Press read. "Germany cannot sign the peace terms
as placed before the plenipotentiaries in its present form.'
"The Secretary of State notified the
Swiss government in Washington un
conditionally that the established
basis of President Wilson's 14 points
should be authoritative for the basis
of conditions. Secretary Lansing.-an-nounced
further that the Entente
governments after careful considera
tion, were also prepared to recognize
the conditions set up by President
Wilson as the basis for peace.
"The declaration of rights from
this specific declaration of all Entente
powers and the United States consti
tutes Germany's sole asset in the
moral breakdown of all international
politics which has found unsurpassa
ble -expression in the Versailles terms.
"Germany answers them with its
clearly jurestic right in international
law. Toward the politico-moral
bankruptcy of Versailles the German
nation stands as a creditor with un
deniable rights, and it is not in a
position to yield on this chief point.
Germany concluded peace on the
basis of President Wilson's 14 points,
which all America had made its own,
and all America, every individual. Is
responsible for the fulfilment of its
"It is not the German people's bus
iness to Indicate how its rights shall
be released by the 14 points, or es
pecially by the note of Secretary
Lansing. That rather. Is the task of
those who constructed the 14 points
and brought them to acceptance,
thereby inducing Germany to lay
down her weapons. We -do not
HEAD 0FJ. 0.0. F.
Local Man Assured of Elec
tion At Grand Lodge Ses
sion Today.
The election of William T. Meyer
as grand master of the Odd Fellows
of Connecticut is assured today at the
annual session of the Grand Lodge,
which is being held at New Haven.
Sidney W. Challenger, a prominent
newspaperman of this city, will also
be re-elected as grand treasurer. The
new grand master is superintendent
of finance at the local post office.
The reports read at the session to
day show that the Odd Fellows con
tributed liberally in men and money
to the winning of the- war. Th'e
lodges of this state sent 1905 men in
to the service and 61 were killed.
Fifty-four were wounded, 685 dis
charged and 1,159 are still In the
service. The total state membership
on January 1, last, was 25,821.
S. H. Harris lodge, No. 99, of this
city, ranked second among the state
lodges in the number of men sent into
the service. This lodge had 72 and
Pequot lodge of New London - was
first, with 76- The state lodges have
$102,875.07 invested in war securi
ties. '
A step to help in the Americaniza
tion campaign was seen in the ruling
that in the future no ritual work will
be allowed In any'lodge unless it ;s
done In the English language.
The financial reports showed that
the total assets of the state lodges on
January 1, 1918, were $1,016,698.79'
and on January 1, 1919, $1,027,880.88,
a net gain of $11,082.
(During the year 1918 the sum of
$153,880.41 was pair out in relief. A
report was also made on the assess
ments levied to pay all dues; ick and
death beenfits for men, In the service.
The total amount collected-In 1918 was
$19,306.25 and after various sums , were
drawn out,- the balance, on hand is i
$5,142.32. - '
The showing or Rebekan orancB
was also good. The- total funds on
hand last January 1. 1919. were 438,
284.45 and the iotal membership was
,685. The 'branch Invested $4,84 In
lieve that President Wilson, Secretary
Lansing and the American people can
take other than this German stand
point if they do not wish to do that
which President Wilson In his mess
age of December 4, 1917, condemned
categorically when he 'said: 'We
would dishonor our own cause If we
treated Germany any other than just
ly and in a non-partisan manner
and did not Insist upon Justice to
wards all, no matter how the war
ended. We demand nothing which
we are not ready ourselvea to ad
mit.' "And the German people . demand
nothing more than that which Pres
ident Wilson announced in this dec
laration. We demand nothing more
than that Americana place the four
teen points opposite1 the peace terms.
WTe do not believe that anyone in the
United States win then have the
courage to claim that there can be
found in the peace conidlitions one
single trace left of President Wil
son's program.
"And here begins America's defi
nite duty to step in. America either
must put it fourteen points through
or It must declare that it is unable to
do bo, or that it does not want to do
so, so that in no case may the world
be led to 'believe that America de
sires to have the peace conditions
count as President Wilson's fourteen
"That is our demand, to which we
"Cling, and we cannot imagine what
argument from the Amerlcin side
be-wouJd be effective against it."
Henry Schroeder of Fair
field Denied Papers Be
cause of Unpatriotic
Because he made disloyal remarks
about this country during the war,
Henry Schroeder, a native of Ger
many, was denied the right' to take
out citizenship papers when he ap
plied to the Superior Court today.
His attitude on the war had been
reported to Department of -Justice
agents and he was confronted with
proof when he appeared before
Judge Curtis.
Schroeder lives In Mill Plain road.
Fairfield. He Was born In Bremen,
Germany .In 1878, and came to this
country In 1897. He is married
but has no children. Mrs. Schroeder
was anxious that her husband should
become a citizen. She said he was
not disloyal and that the stories told
about him were untrue.
False Alarm Joker
Said Finger Caught
in Hook; Fined $50
The story that his finger became
caught in the hook of the fire alarm
box and thereby caused the bell to
ring a false alarm did not make much
ofan impression when Charles Laure
of this city told it to Prosecutor Hux
ford in the Criminal Common Pleas
court today. Judge Walsh imposed a
fine of $50 on Uaure. The box le
pulled ' was at Hamilton and Hallett
Another man whose impulsive
nature got him into trouble was An
drew Bielien of Stamford. It was
alleged that he told his wife to throw
a pail of water on a policeman who
was standing - in front of Biellen's
place of business. She did not throw
the water but Bielien was thrown in
to Jail. He was fined, $10 today.
Pasquale PisateUo, charged with
keeping, a rambling house at 17 82
Main street, pleaded guilty and was
fined $100. Max Ropa pleaded guilty
to the charge of sssaultlos John Ww
Not Sign
Similar Statements Made
, by Ebert and Other Prom
inent Germans.
Impression Prevails in Paris
That Treaty Will be Sign- '
ed Despite Denials.
(By the Associated Press)
The definite statement that
Germany will not sign the
peace terms as they were pre
sented to her plenipotentiaries
at Versailles is made by the
German cabinet through the
Associated Press." Statements
along a somewhat similar line
by President Ebert, Premier
Seheidemann and other Ger
mans in high place have pre
ceded this one.
Meanwhile European despatches
show that Germany's representatives
are still endeavoring to secure modi
fications of these terms. Thus an
other note wan sent yesterday by the
German peace mission at Versailles
to the Secretariat of the Peace Con
gress. This is the tenth communica
tion forwarded to the Allies by the
Germans since they received the peace
terms. The contents of the note are
not yet known.
Today or tomorrow the German
representatives are expected to trans- '
mit to the Allies a comparative state
ment on Germany's attitude toward
the peace treaty as a whole, specify
ing what points they accept and what 4
they desire to have modified. The
fifteen day time limit for them - to
make known their standpoint expires
Up to yesterday, at least, the preva- .
lent opinion in Paris seemed to be
that, notwithstanding all their pro
tests, the Germans ultimately would
sign the treaty. Premier Orlando of
Italy has gone to Rome for a confer
ence with members of his cabinet on
"certain interior and foreign quee-.
tions," according to a Paris despatch.
It seems probable, therefore, that the
peace terms will not be presented to
the Austrian delegation before Frl
dayy, when the Italian Premier is due
to return to Paris.
In view of the fact that the settle
ment of the Italian and Jugo-SlaviO
claims to Flume and Dalmatla ars
still not settled, and that every ef--' -fort
has been made to bring about an
agreement before the peace terms
are laid before the Austrian peace
missions it may be assumed that -Signor
Orlando's flying trip to Rome
indicates some new development in " ',
the work of adjusting the situation.
Apparently, Premier Orlando will, at
the most, remain at Rome but a few
Judge Schumacher, who represent
ed Tyrol on the A!striail peaoe dela-' '
gation has returned to Vienna, It is
stated In Paris advices. It is point
ed out that he was bitterly attacked
ky the Italians and the French press
for his activities against the Italiassl
at Trieste where he was stationeej
during the war.
Prominent Brooklawn Club
Member Accuses Leonidas
Lawson of Infidelity.
Bridgeport social circles were
thrown Into a flutter today when It
was learned that Marion L. Lawson,
the young matron who has taken a
prominent part in activities at the
Brooklawn club 'and in other exclu
sive organizations, had started divorce
procedings against Leonidas Lawson,"
formerly of this city, but now of De-,
trolt, Mich.
In papers filed today .In the superior
court, Mrs. Lawson charges her hus
band wltli infidelity and names Juna
Sraythe as co-respondent. The alleg
ed act is said to have taken place at
the Hotel Wilson, Detroit, on May 1,
1919.' The wife asks for 'the custody
of one child, Leonidas Lawson, Jr.,
aged 14. -
The Lawsons were married Febru
ary 24, 1903, the wife's maiden name
having been Marion L. Addoms. The
Lawsons lived at 1081 Iranistan ave
nue until, the recent separation.,, Thex .
were Interested In amateur theatric
als the husband having been a well :
known member of the Corned v d""-.
Lawson- is a macbasloel
Uts lueki
. tMa noon, i I
Hwsf Ai.-

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