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The Weather Report
Bridgeport and vicinity
Generally cloudy with proba
bly showers tonight and Friday.
VOL. 55 NO. 122 EST.
Cabinet s De
Reflects 0
Note of G
Statement As Whole Virtually Represents Preamble of
Document Which Von Rantzau Is Expected to De
liver at Versailles Within Week.
Berlin. May 22 The German cabinet's declaration, issued
cTlcially and exclusively through The Associated Press on Tues
day that Germany would decline to sign the peace terms as pre
sonlrd to her ai Versailles reflects the underlying note of the
official reply lo be made to the Allied and associated powers. In
j.ict the stafemert as a whole, virtually represents the pream
ble of the document which Count von Rrockdorff-Rantzau, the
;ad of the German delegation, is expected to deliver at Ver
Milles before the end of the present week.
This document will be complement-
cd by specific proposals and counter
proposals which will bring rhe vol
ume of the. reply up to about sixty
typewritten paver. This Is exclusive
of the various notes already trans
inlued, announcement of which was
made by the German delegation In
Tuesday's communication to Premier
Oemeucean of the Peace Congress.
The delay of several days In the
fmm!r of the reply has been doe to
the absence of confirmation from
V,unt von Brodkdorff-Rantaau and
Ills associates at Versatile of deci
stons reached a Berlin. The Ger
mans have been earrylns; on delibera
tion at three plaoes Versailles, fpa
sml Berlin -this separation making;
rire difficult the work of ce-ordhi-nf.r.g
and unifying the steps decided
upon. In Berlin there appears to
riave been the greatest difficulty, as
tlie work of retting the peace com
tnllonrs and assembly In agreement
I gettinjr Trwoh. delayed through con
stant Intervention of party leaders.
While the material contents of ths
German reply In all tts essential
joints have been areed upon by all
the participating factors, the textual
Vonstruetlon of the not will require
u few days beyond the time limit set
Vy the Entente. (This extension
lies been asked for and granted.)
The German counter-proposals will
Te of a definite character, and some
f them will be so framed as to in
cite or suggest a revision of the pres
ent terms. It is also believed that
the Germans will suggest that neutral
Arbitrators be called where rhe is
sues are exceptionally complex and
that they will recommend the ap
pointment of mixed commissions com
J rising Allied German and neutral
epresentatlves to pn upon the ques
tion of the restoration of the de
vastated districts and some of the
jnore urgent problems relating to In
ternational trade.
Argument Over
Result In
John Kubas Engages in Altercation With Theodore Ken
ophon, Restaurant Keeper Lunchman Gives
Him Beating.
1 Because he did not receive enough onion and gravy on his
roast beef sandwich, John Kubas of 660 Broad street engaged
in an altercation vi(h Theodore Kenophon, 361 South avenue,
fl resfauranteiir. et the saloon of LaCroix & Anderson, Main
ttreet ond South avomie, last night, which may result in Kubas'
tWth. -
It Is aliened the lunch
man re-'
nted the remarks of his customer
end administered a severe beating,
during which Kubas was knocked
down and kicked on the head. Kubas
ras thrown out of the saloon and
fmnd wandering along Uroad street
rhortly after midnight by Officer
Vurn. The Injured man was blood
ing freely from the mouth and ears.
.An ugly laceration was found on the
scalp and the man appeared to be
t ut of his mind.
The policeman called the Eme1
ency hoopltal and -fr. Harry H.
V1m hurried Kubas to St. Vincent's
1 ospttal in the ambulance. Reports
from the hospital this afternoon In
dicate that Kubas Is In a serious
Vendition sufTerlrg from a. possible
fracture of the skull.
- Kenophon was arrested after the
aspault and appeared In City. Court
this morning. The case against him
was con I lnued to Saturday and bait
Iras flaed M IM0,
Entered as second class matter
St Bridgeport, Conn., under
erman ste
Fifteen Admitted at Final
Court Session GO Ap
plicants Rejected.
Fifteen soldiers were given citizen
ship papers at the naturalization ses
sion of the superior court, which, cloeed
yesterday afternoon. The men weca;
Albert Luclo, Paul B. Chevre.Michael
Fabrizlo, John Palmer. Prank Rit
ovato. William Hodgkins, George F.
L. Oppenhelmer, Varlstas Kokoras,
Carlo Gnslano, Fred Eckels, Gustave
Potts, John Bossel, Fred Hill and An
thony Dortlnzlo.
There were 151 given papers at the
recent session. Ninety wore rejected.
These persons will not have another
chance to apply until next autumn, as
there will be no naturalization session
until then.
Alt of Bridgeport's official family
were on hand last night at the
Greenlawn Country club. The occa
slon was, as announced on the menu.
The Annuel Aldermanic Dinner of the
Common f5'3d"eV3 f Bridgeport."
It was a hifarlous affair and exactly
167 attended. Covers were originally
laid for 15. buit Chief of Commissary
J. "Alphabetical" Robinson took care
of the overflow In his own capable
way. The mayor was "Roast master'
Food May
Death Of Ond
Alleged Violators
Of Traffic. Rules
Have Cases Nolled
The case of Frederick Wallace of
this city who failed to atop his auto
mobile at Main street and Fairfeld
avenue when ordered toy Traffic Offi
cer 'Foster, was nolled by Judge
Walsh in the Criminal Common Pleas
court today. Insufficient evidence
was the ground. Mehael Dorso, who
was arrested' at the same corner on
the same charge, also had his case
nolled. Another motor vehicle driver
driver who got into trouble was John
Strekb. A nolle was also entered in
his case.
(Frank: Grosnala of this city was
sentenced . to serve ten days In JalL
He pleaded guilty to the charge of
assault 'upon Ross I ScabeUa oX this
city, -
at the post office
the act of 187V
Request Explanation As To
Why Force Was Landed
in Turkey.
Nature of Italian Reply, or
Its Acceptance Not
Paris, May 22 By the Associated
Press) It has been learned in trust
worthy quarters that the United
States. Great Britain and France
have united in sending a note to Italy
requesting an explanation of the
landing of Italian forces in Turkey.
The Italians landed forces at Ada
lla. Budrum and Makri during the
period when Premier Orlando and
Foreign Minister Sonnlno had with
drawn from the Peace Conference,
making the landings without notice to
the Allies.
The nature of the Italian reply and
whether It was acceptable to the
senders of the note was not known
this forenoon.
The repotred Italian incident appar
ently complicates the Turkish prob
lem, already a vexed question, with
whioh the Peace Conference heads
have been struggling for some little
time past.
In evident anticipation of a Greek
mandate to administer the Smyrna
district. Ailed forces were landed at
Smyrna last Thursday, meeting with
considerable resistance from the
Turks but making- themselves masters
of the city. Italian troops were re
ported to have partieipateia to some
extent in these landings.
According to a Paris despatch of
May 20, however, the Italians had
previously landed forces at Adalia,
on the southern coast of Asia-Minor,
and likewise disembarked troops at
Budrum 9 6 miles southeast of Smyr
na, and at Makri, on the Gulf of
There had been nothing to Indi
cate that these landings were not by
agreement among the Allies, and, in
deed, some of the unofficial forecasts
as to the probable division of Tur
kish territory under League of Xa
tions mandatories have Indicated the
probability that Italy would be given
the Adalia district to administer.
Attack Collector For Chain
Store Concern in Penn
sylvania. Philadelphia, May 22 -Desperados
operating In a stolen motor car kill
ed one of their number today In a
sensational holdup here. A youth
who was acting as collector for -a
large chain store concern was at
tacked on the street after he had left
one of the stores with the receipts
in a bag strapped to his wrist. The
bandits, five in number, sprang at
him and grabbed the bag. He put
up a strong fight, dodging blows and
hitting back. One of the robbers
fired a revolver at him. Just as he
ducked to escape a blow from a
blackjack another one was aiming a:
him. The Bhot hit the robbet
fairly In the forehead, probably caus-"
ing Instant death.
Soma time later' the motor car was
found abandoned on the street about
five miles from the ecene of the hold
up. The stark body of the dead
bandit was In It. The man was
young and apparently of foreign
The robbers rot away with be
tween $400 and $500.
Elmlra, Jf. T., May 22. 'Flood con
ditions prevail in most sections of the
New York southern tier and northern
Pennsylvania counties today as a re
sult of heavy rainfall In the last three
days. '
Most of the . rivers in Steuben
county have overflowed their Ibanks,
the overflow of the Canisteo and Co
pocton rivers causing- considerable
damage to property. ' Railroad, tracks
along- streams in Tioga county, (Penn
sylvania, are reported- washed out.
The Chemung river in Chemung coun
ty also has overflown in many spots.".
Ths raja . oeaaed about ten o'oloek
and Evening Farmer
Paris, May 22. Premier Clem
enceaii, president of the Peace
Congress, lias received a letter
from Kdward DeValera, Count
Plunkett and Arthur Griffiths,
Irish Sinn l'eln leaders. In which
they declare that Ireland will not
be bound by the action of the
British delegates on the question
of peace. They ask recognition
on behalf of Ireland.
Civilians in Coblenz Assume
Arrogant Attitude.
Coblenz, May 22 By the Asso
ciated Press) Because of increased
indications of friction between Ger
man civilians and soldiers throughout
the American area of occupation,
American officers today warned the
"Burgomasters and other German of
ficials that they would be held re
sponsible for any violations of any
attempts at destruction of American
army property.
The American officers ordered the
German officials to caution the civ
ilians through the newspapers and
otherwise that any resentment dis
played by civilians toward the soldiers
would not be tolerated and that ser
ious results might follow If the Ger
mans should persist in the attitude
exhibited recently in various parts
of the area of occupation.
Reports to American headquarters
show many instances in the last few
days of numerous shop keepers at
tempting to overcharge American sol
diers and that Germans In the streets
were particularly arrogant arid re
fused, In many cases, to give half of
the sidewalk. The Americans have
Informed the Germans that the sol
diers are Instructed to give half of
the. sidewalk when passing civilians.
but in no event to step off the walk
for German males.
Reports of the lofty attitude of civ
ilians began reaching- 'headquarters a
week ago an!3! Increased with reports
of delays at Versailles, the attitude
of the German delegates there ap
parently generally expecting many
civilians to show a spirit of resent
ment towards the soldiers.
Auction sales for the benefit of
civilians of abandoned German army
material and great quantities of non
tContlnued on Page Four.)
This Gives Constitutional
Amendment Resolution
Another Vote.
Washington, May 22 The woman
suffrage constitutional amendment
resolution, which passed yesterday by
the House, gained another vote in the
Senate with the announcement today
by Senator Hale, . Republican, of
Maine, that he would support it. Sen
ator Hale voted against the resolution
at the last session. Suffragists pre
viously had claimed sufficient votes to
ensure adoption of the resolution In
the Senate.
Senator Hale's announcement was
made in a telegram sent to Col. Fred
N. Dow of Portland, Me. After ex
plaining that his vote was cast
against the resolution at the last Sen
ate session 'because his state defeated
woman suffrage in the referendum in
1917, the Senator said he felt justi
fied in supporting it now in view of
the recent action of the state legisla
tor in granting presidential suffrage
to the women of Maine. x
"If they are qualified to vote In a
presidential election," said Senator
Hale, "they certainly are qualified to
vote in any other election."
' The marvelous accomplishments of
modern surgery were exhibited last
night at the Hiph school auditorium
when Charles Weibell, the legless
wonder, displayed without any diffi
culty the many feats a man in his
circumstances can do with the aid of
orthopedic devices. The meeting held
under the auspices of the home ser
vice section of the Red Cross proved
very interesting; .and instructive. It
showed what' is being dene by the
government in . the reconstruction
schools where disabled men -of the
war are not only given artificial limbs
but taufbt various trades: by -which
they en' quality jthemsajves to earn
MAY 22, 1919
Subscription rates by mail
Navy Department Receives
Word to This Effect
from Admiral Jackson
Arrange for Prompt Trans
mission of Messages
from Lisbon.
Washington. May 23. High winds
today agrain prevented the naval sea
plane NC-1 from leaving Ponta Del
Ga'3& for Lisbon, on the second leg of
her trans-Atlantic flight. The Navy
Department this morning received the
following mesage from Admiral Jack
son at Ponta Del Gada:
"XC-4 will not leave today. Seas
too rough for start."
The weather forecast for the Azores
district cabled to the Navy Depart
ment today held out Mpromise that
conditions mig-ht fbe favorable tomor
row for continuation of the flight, as
the tblow from the southwest was
moving northeastward. The forecast
"Wind 30 miles south "southwest:
cloudy; visibility good sea rather
rouprh, continuing- strong southwest
winds and cloudy sky Thursday; dis
turbance continues its eastward or
northeast winds."
The department also received a
caib-le message via Lisbon that had
taken three days in transmission. It
said nothing had been heard of the
NC-3. This Incident was promptly
called to the attention of Rear Ad
miral Plunkett at Lisbon and he was
urged to make every effort to get
communication arrangements at that
point on a satisfactory basis in order
to ensure prompt transmission of of
ficial reports when the NC-4 arrives
at Lisbon.
Albee Takes Water Today
Plant to Close
Tonight. .
The Housatonic Shipbuilding Com
pany plant on the Housatonic river
Stratford, will close tonight. The
sixth and last of the wooden hulls
contracted for by the Emergency
Fleet will be launched at 8:45 o'clock
this afternoon and will be named the
"Albee." Mrs. Norman Collins of
Bridgeport, wife of the purchasing
agent of the company will be the
sponsor. m
The first five of the boats have
been fitted out as steamships, but
following the policy of the Fleet cor
poration to stop building wooden
steamships this last hull was com
pleted as a barge.
On account of the lateness, of the
hour of the launching the "Albee"
will be brought to Bridgeport and
docked here overnight, and tomor
row will proceed to Norwalk.
- There are many rumors tnat a
new company will take over the
yards and "build tow boats there.
It is also rumorea tnat tne X-&xe
Torpedo company will transfer part
of their plant Irom uriageport ana
build hulls for their submarines
there. -
Subscriptions To Date To
tal Less Than $5.0,000"
Appeal to All.
With a total of only $50,000 to show
for the work of two days, the Com
bined Help Drive in this city con
tinued to lag according to the report
filed at the meeting in The Stratfleld
this noon.
B. S. Wolfe,- chairman of the execu
tive committee pointed, out it would
be necessary to have 1 workin days
in the campaign to gain Bridgeport's
quota of $300,000 . if subscriptions
were to continue as stow as they hava
up to ths present time.-. -v - r;
.Division (A! composed of overseas
veterans plotted tup. elijrhtly today,
nearly doubling yesterday's report
Division g maintained their avarap
Daily 96.00 per year. One
Dally 60 cents. 179 Fol
rfleld Ave.. Bridgeport
Arrangements Made In
Case Our Troops Must
Advance Into Germany
Generals Liggett and Hines Recalled to Headquarters at
Coblenz 900 Army Trucks Being Placed
at Points of Vantage.
Coblenz, W ednesday, May 21, 8 p. m. (By The Associated
Press) Lieutenant-General Hunter Liggett, commander of the
Army of Occupation, and Major-General John Hines, com
mander of the Third Corps, who were on their way to London,
today were recalled to Coblenz by orders from American gen
eral headquarters.
Nine hundred motor trucks began to move Tuesday mid
night from west of the Rhine to the bridgehead. The trucks are
being distributed to various points of advantage among the
iroops holding the rone east of the Rhine should the occasion
arise for the Am'tricans to start an advance.
Brofsky Victim of Holdup
Early This Morning.
William Brofsky. a Jitney driver,
residing at 998 Hancock avenue, was
held up by two men, one colored and
t ne white, on Fairfield avenue, near
the Greenlawn club, at 1 o'clock this
morning. The colored man, who
was very black, pointed a revolver
at the Jitney man's head, while the
white companion relieved Brofsky of
hie day's earnings, amounting to $1-7
in denominations of dimes and
nickles including a few bills.
The colored man is described as
being about 5 feet 6 . Inches in
height, stout of build and about 40
years of age. The white man was
tbout 28 years old, of medium build.
They were both well dressed.
Brofsky had taken, the two men
Into his car at Ash Creek as passen
gers. He had proceeded along Falir
field avenue only a short distanc
when, in front . of the Greenlawn
club, he was told to hand over his
Life Sentence For Edward
Bonnine, Who Shot Callahan
Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder Counsel Pleads
That Accused Had Been Drinking on Day of
..,.. Crime and Thought Young Victim
Taunted Him.
Edward Bonnine. who shot and killed young Joseph Calla
han in this city last February, was sentenced tti life imprison
ment by Jndge Kecler in the Criminal Superior Court this
Mount Clemens, Mich., May 22
The Jury in the $1,000,000 libel suit of
Henry Ford against the . Chicago
Daily Tribune was in court again to
dav after a two days holiday. In ex
pectation that the taking of evidence
would begin. They were excueea tast
Tuesday while the lawyers argued be
fore Judge Tucker on tne scope oi
the evidence. The arguments were
not concluded when the Jurymen re
appeared today -and they secluded
themselves in the Jury room while
the lawyers continued their reading
of court decisions and commented
thereon, .s.
.(Lawrence Ryder of t( Madison
avenue, was balled Into the City Court
this morning charred with with non
support y his wife.- May Ryder of
77 Davidson street. - The Court or
dered the husband - to pay his wife
$t a week under avfeond of $150 and
coatlauad ths ease -for one moatfc,
Sun rises B:80 a. m.
Sun sets 8:0 p. m.
High water ......... 8 :38 a. m.
Moon rises ......... 19:69 a. m.
Low water .... . 10:07 a. m.
The recall of Generals (Liggett and
Hines. it was learned in Coblenz, is
part of the new program for the
American army, if the Germans do
not accept the treaty.
The composite regiment of the
Third army, which was organized for
participation in the Empire Day fes
tivities in London, in which General-
Liggett and Hines were also to take
part, is beinxr held in Coblenz because
of the new turn In the peace situation. '
The regiment may be sent to London
and Brussels as intended if the peace
treaty Is signed within the next few
The movement of the motor trucks
continued throughout Wednesday
and most of Wednesday night.
Coblenz, Wednesday, May 21 The
trucks which have a capacity of from
30 to 40 horsepower each, are fully ',
equipped. They were taken to con
centration points of the two divisions
on the east of the Rhine.
The withdrawal from the area of
occupation of the 90th and ,Sixth Dl- '
visions and Fourth and Seventh Corps .
continues. The Army of Occupation ;
at present consists of the First, Sec
ond. Thh-d. Fourth and Fifth Divi
sions. . .
Washington, May 22 The battle of
Cambral has been added to the offi
cial list of major operations for which
special viotory medal clasps will be
The accused pleaded ruflty to
ond degree murder. It had been re
ported for some time that -Bonnine
would plead to a lesser charge. In
the event that he did not State's At
torney Oummings -had announced: that
the trial would be postponed until
next term. .
Jutilgre Thomas C Coughlln, counsel ,
for Bonnine. made a 11 ea for his cli
ent. He said Bonlne had been drink
ing on the day of the crime and. a
gang of boys teased him. This an
gered the man so that when he saw '
Callahan he fhought the 'boy was ons
of those who had taunted him. For
that reason he fired a shot at the
State's Attorney Oummings .declared
that Bonnine was an eccentrk char- .
acter. He said there was evidence ',
that the man had been drinking on
the day of the crime and he did not
think a conviction for first degree
murder could, be secured. . v'
Edward Carlson of 100 Poplar street
has reported .to ths police that . bs
Ford automobile was . stolen about tt
o'clock last night from ths- corn f,
Washington and West "
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