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The Weather Report
For Bridgeport and vicinity i
Fair tonight and Thursday;
not much change In temperature.
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supreme mmm. to formulate mid oraii
Council Of Four Will
Answer German Replies
By Thursday This Week
Premier Clemenceau Firmly Against Changes in Propos
als Already Made Undercurrent Favors Acceptance
of Stipulated Indemnity of Hundred Billion Marks.
ThTi is reason to believe, according to advices from Paris,
thnt the council of four will reach a decision by Thursday as
to the reply that will he mad? tn (he German counter proposals
1o the terms of peace. Allied experts are now at work on the
reply, and meetines ore being held in Paris today for the pur
pose of drafting- memoranda to he submitted to the council of
four. It is probable that this work is well under way.
Premier Clemenceaii la understood to maintain firmly that there can
be no Important chancre in the clauses of the treaty to which the Germans
have enteral their stronccst objections. There are indications, however of
a Mrong under current of sentiment to meet the German offer of a definite
sum of 100. 000. 010. 000 marks flj inrtomnitr, instead of the indeterminate
Hum that mlBht be demanded .under the terms a- presented. It also seems
possible that the clnu.""s of the pact relnting to Silesia, may be modified so
that Germany would b able to reccK-e supplies of grain, coal and other
Thnt the Germans hive not said their last word in objecting to phases
of the treaty is Indicated by a memorandum which has been drafted at Ver
siilles by German experts, who seek to refute all charges as to the guilt of
Germany for the war. This imemorandum will, it is said be presented as
a reply to the reply msde by the inter-allied commission on responsibility
for the conflict.
The supreme eronomlo council has appointed a committee to study a
p'an for th liquidation of the world's food control and to devise plans to
meet the problems that will arise after the. coming harvest. Despatches
from Paris state that after signing of the peace treaty the United--tates
rannot learally participate in the control of food supplies, and Herbert Hoov
er, the chairman of the inter-allied food commission Is said to believe that
the business can be handled through regular channels.
Tinocoan Revolution Bring
American "Devil Dogs" To
Punta Renas And Limon
righting Carried on By Political Exiles Attracts Atten
tion of South American Countries Port Limon is
Important Harbor on Atlantic Side.
San Salvador?, June 4 American marines hav? been land
ed at Punta Renas and Port Limon, Costa Rica, because of the
revolution against the government headed by General Tinoco,
according to despatches printed in newspapers here.
The revolution in Costa Rica has I coast of Costa Rica and is the Pacific
lieen going on for the past two
months, but has been attracting con
siderable attention in Central Ameri
can "countries for the last four weeks.
Forces said to have been recruited
from political exiles formed hnnds
along the Nlearaguan frontier near
I.ske Nicaragua and advancpd south
ward, clashing on ovoral occasions l
with forces commanded by Joaquin
Tinoco, Costa P.lc.m minister of war.
The fighting has been restricted al
most entirely to the mountainous
country near the Nicaraguan border,
although recently skirmishes further
fouth have been reported. The situa
tion la quite obscure, owing to the
f-ict that reports from Costa Rica
hare been of a conflicting nature.
Punta Arenas is a port on the Pacific
Paris, Tuesday, June 3 All the important governments of
fthe-world, except Argentina, having guaranteed prices of wheat
;to farmers, and all the European governments having subsidiz
ed the bread supply it is considered probable here that com
merce in wheat will remain in government hands next year
and that there will be little private trading.
The American members of the u.
preme economic council, however, be
1 11 eve there is no necessity of contin
uing centralized control of the dis
tribution In Europe.
The question of food control after
peace has been signed had been dis
, cussed by the economic council, Her
bert C. Hoover and the other Ameri
can members opposing control, taking
the view that, as there will be no
food shortage after the next harvest,
food control as It now exists la un-
necessary. Mr. Hoover contends that
. normal trading should be re-establtsh-;
ed throughout the world as no guar
antee exists for other commodities,
and that if attempts are made to
. control prices in other commodities
, production will be stifled and ahort
age created. '
The last food ship tinder the dlrec
, tion of the American food control
organisation will leave- America lata
In June, unless there should be a
change In the world's affairs and
some new legislation Is passed by the
. United States congress, it waa lndl
. cated here today. No law- Is now
' In existence authorizing the particl
j patlon of the United States In food
control activities after the signing of
: .-
ITOfl Entered as second clui matter at the post office
,t Bridgeport, Conn., under the act of 187
terminus of the railroad extending
across Costa Rica to Port Limon,
which is the most Important harbor
on the Atlantic side of the country.
Washington, June 4 No Informa
tion regarding the reported landing
of American naval forces In Costa
Rica has reached either the navy or
state departments, and Secretary
Daniels said today he doubted any
landing had been made. If any men
were sent ashore they were sailors, as
the only marines detachment in the
vicinity is the legation guard in Nica
ragua, and officials said this could not
be moved without specific authority
from Washington.
the peace treaty, and American food
experts believe It desirable that the
financing of food regulations should
be handled by bankers and that deal
ings should be permitted through
regular channels.
Herbert Hoover, chairman of the
inter-allied food commission, con
tends that normal trading, should be
established throughout the world and
Insists that attempts made to control
prices will tend to stifle production.
There is a sufficient surplua of food
indicated from the coming harvests
to supply Europe and meet the needs
of the world until some unexpected
Catastrophe happens to the world's
harvest, according to a statement is
sued today by Hoover, the head of
the ailied relief organization.
The bread budget balances, but the
surplus of the American crop of wheat
and rye this year will be needed. The
statement says that most of the trad
ing in wheat and rye will be in the
hands of the governments.
Other figures gained from the sur
vey made by the organization an'd
various governments Indicates that
the sugar crop in eastern Europe this
year will be 65 per cent, of pre-war
- (Continued on Page Two.)
Organized Gov
To Wipe Out
Reds Are Taken Into Custover Wherever They Are Found and Subjected to
Drastic Examination Half Dozen Suspects in Custody in Chicago
New York Knows Nothing of Terrorism in Russian Peoples Homes.
Washington, June 4 That efforts of anarchists to create a reign of terror through destruc
tion of life and property which had its climax in attempts on lives of prominent men in eight
cities Monday night, not only
pected to wipe out the anarchists themselves, was evident here today. Following public an
nouncement last night by Attorney General Palmer that the purposes of the department of
justice are the same now as they were before, which was in turn followed by a statement tell
ing of the creation of a new bureau by the department with William J. Flynn as its head and
which will have as its paramount duty the crushing of the anti-government movement in this
country, agents of the federal government throughout the country and detective forces in this
and scores of other cities today renewed with vigor their efforts to run down those responsible
for the bomb explosions.
Chief Flynn, himself regarded as the forermst authority in the country on anarchists and
their activities, already has caused persons known as dangerous radicals to be put under sur
veillance by agents of the department of justice in practically every city the reds are known
to frequent. There were no developments over night to change the views of police and spe
cial agents here that the explosion of the bomb at Attorney General Palmers home, which
wrecked the front of that residence, badly damaged those adjoining, and killed the perpetrator
was the work of one man. This man, an Italian the police say, arrived here from Philadelphia
a little more than half an hour before the explosion.
Public buildings and homes of officials continued to be under extra guard as a precaution
ary measure.
Mayor Clifford B. Wilson formally
announced this morning that the re
duced price of Ice, as a result of the
arrangements made between him and
the Bridgeport Ice Delivery Company
will go into effect sometime this week.
Sieriden, June 4 The first clash of the 34th annual con
vention of the State Federation of Labor occurred at the ses
sion yesterday afternoon when Samuel Lavit of the Machinist
Union of Bridgeport objected to the report of Secretary I. M.
Ornburn and moved that the part of the report dealing with the
Mooney Defense League be referred back to the committee on
officers' reports, and that a hearing be held at which delegates
might appear.
Mr. Lavit eaid that the secretary
had been sent to Chicago but that as
yet no one had heard his report. That
although Mooney and Billings were
in Jail they would not stay there. He
eloquently appealed to the convention
to back up the fight to liberate them.
Lavit was interrupted many times
by delegates Jumping to their feej
making points of or-iier and offering
The confusion ibecame so great at
one time that President O'Meara re
fused to go on with the convention
until the delegates were seated. One
of the objectors refused to be seated
and President CMeara halted the con
vention. Secretary Ornburn answered
Lavit and said that the general strike
in favor of IMooney was not favored
in many places and asked, the conven
tion to go at the matter in the right
way, either have all strike, If they de
cided to strike, but not have some
crafts out and others working.
Secretary Ornburn eaid that Mooney
would like to have the money go
through the Federation of Lajbor, and
said that the recent Labor Congress
had ' done much to keep Mooney and
Billings in Jail in California-
John Murphy, chairman of the com
mittee on officers" reports, urged the
convention to await the action of the
convention of the American Federa
tion of Labor which fakes place in a
few weeks. '
Charles tDunleavy of New Haven
supported Lavit and Hugh Gartland,
also of New aHven, talked In favor of
the ideas of Secretary Oruburn.
At the morning session Treasurer
Frederick L. Neebe reported! that
there was a balance of $2,752.75 on
hand and that the Federation had $400
Invested in War Savings stamps.
The following resolutions were In
troduced and referred to the commit
tee on resolutions:
That the state give $100 to every
soldier, sailor or marine In the ser
vice from this state, from April 6,
117, to Nov. 11, 1918.
Endorsing the United States' Em
ployment Service.
Urging Congress to approve the re
quest of President Wilson to repeal
the ban on light wines and beer.
Endorsing the Irish Republic. This
is the second resolution on this mat
ter. Complaint from Waterbury trolley
men that they had not been notified
of the hearing on -the trolley bills in
the last legislature.
Deploring the acts -of cruelty
. i , - . ,
and Evening Farmer
eminent Takes Action
failed but resulted in action by organized government that is ex
When asked if a definite date had
been set for the reverting- back, to 60
cents per 100 pounds the mayor said
"No" and added "it surtly will be in
effect ty Monday."
.against the Jews In Poland and Rus
sia. Urging Governor Holcomb to call
a special session of the legislature, to
act on Woman Suffrage.
Compelling the use of the union
In the evening the delegates at
tended a theatre party at Poll's.
f Gardiner W. White of the Nassau
Club of New Tork today turned In
the best card in the qualifying round
of the Metropolitan amateur golf
tournament at the Brooklawn Coun
try club in the presence of several
hundred golfing: enthusiasts from
this State and New York.
With the weather conditions Ideal
the various players, each of whom is
prominent, play progressed rapidly.
Oswarld Kirkby, the metropolitan
amateur champion turned in a quali
fying card of 84. C. G. Waldo of the
Brooklawn Club made the course in
The complete scores up to 2 o'clock
this afternoon follow: C. . G. Waldo
96, John D. Chapman 8 6, A. E. Ran
ney 87, J. Appleton Allen 90.
Jonathan Grout 86; F. Raymond
Holland 93; George F. Forman 93;
H. B. Stoddard 81; John T. L. Hub
bard, 86; George A. Dixon, Jr., 84;
Grant and Rice 88; S. R. Hollander
84; Charles V. Benton 89; George
Carlhart 84i T. E. Sawyer 83; Os
wald Kirkby 84; Hamilton 'Kerr 85:
John N. Stearns, Jr.. 82; Max R.
Marston 78; Robert Abbott 85; Geo.
T. Brokaw .92; J. C. -Parrish, Jr., 86;
Charles H. Brown 93;- Samuel J.
Grant 96. -
Gardiner W. White 73. Henry J.
Topping 84, F. H. Hoyt 78. John G.
Anderson 77, William B. Rhett 83,
Francis E. Newton . 80, Cornelius
Sullivan, 87. W. -P. Ladd 85, Harris
B. Fenn 82, Arthur, Walker, Jr.,
76, 8. B. Bowers i John M. Ward
77. Morton L. -Fea ey 84, S. V. Van
Vleek 78. - William R. Reekie, W.
Parker Seelay 83.
JUNE 4, 1919
Strike in Plant of Willys
Overland Co. Assumes
Violent Aspect.
Toledo, June 4 Operations at the
Willys-Overland Automobile Co. were
at a standstill today as a result of the
rioting last night in which two per
sons were shot to death and 17 in
jured. The plant opened a week ago
Monday after two weeks of idleness.
Clarence A. Earl, vice president and
general manager of the company, au
thorized the announcement that no
attempt would be made to operate
the jjlant pending word from Gover
nor Cox regarding an appeal.
The dead men it is said were not
involved in the labor dispute.
Police authorities are apprehensive
of the further outbreaks today aimed
at the former soldiers doing emer
gency police duty. The emergency
policemen are armed with automatic
pistols and rifles.
Coroner Phelan Inquires In
to Death of Josephine
Coroner John J, Phelan continued
his hearing this morning In his court
room at the county court house, on
the case of Josephine Marruccio. who
was killed on East Alain street last
Tuesday noon. A number of witnesses
wero examined some of whom actu
ally saw the car strike the little girl.
Morris Goldfield, who operates a
furniture store, was the first witness.
He stated he was conversing with a
man named McGuire when suddenly
MoGuire yelled and rushed out of the
store. His attention was directed to
the accident In time for him to see
the child endeavoring to escape the
back wheel of the motor. She was
unable to get out of the way; the
wheel passed over her body Injuring
her so that she died.
Alfred Brodsky, a school boy, who
was about 10 feet in back of the child
when she started across the street as
serted that he believed Josephine be
came frightened when she saw the
car bearing down upon her. He did
not hear any horn.
Charles Lomas, another eyewitness,
testified the child!s body was carried
a few feet along the road. In his
opinion the car was going between 12
and 18 miles an hour.
Edward Marshall, a foreman at the
Salt's TexUle Co., also saw the acci
dent. He was about 40 feet north in
a motor which he. was driving. The
little girl darted out from the side
walk, going in front of a truck, the
sides of which were closed in. Mar
shall gave as his opinion that the
driver did all he could to avoid hit
ting the girl,;, saying, when Coroner
Phelan asked him if he thought the
injuring car could have been hand
led other than It was, "I would have
thought myself lucky If I had missed
Jr. ---
Subscription rates by mall: Daily $8.00 per vear. One
month. Dally 50 cents. 179 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport
Johnson, I.W.W Officer
Names Cleveland Man As
Maker Of Deadly Bombs
Johnson Acted Upon Orders
Haywood, President of the National I. W. W. Large
Quantities of Anarchistic Literature Found.
Pittsburgh, Pa., June 4 Evidence that anarchists respon-:
sible for bomb explosions at the homes of Judge W. H. Thomp- i
son of the United States District Court, and W. W. Siberayh
chief inspector of the Bureau of Immigration Monday night, ;
were operating under orders from Russian radical headquar
ters at 133 East 15th Street, New York, was in the hands of the
police here today.
According to an announcement this morning by Supt. R. J. Alderdice
of the Bureau of Police, John Johnson, president of the local I. W. W. or
ganization who was arrested yesterday after a fight with detectives in a ;
downtown office building, came to Pittsburgh from New York two weeks :
ago at the. instance of "number 1001." William Haywood, president of the I
National I, W. W., according to Mr. Alderdice bears the pass "number
1001." Johnson who the police say was the directing genius of the bomb,
plot in this city, was held in jail today with a score of other alleged anar
chists, who were arrested yesterday and last night. Bail was refused in
each case. In a partial confession, made to the police late yesterday, John
son is said to have named a Cleveland man as the maker of the bombs
exploded here. This man. whose name the police withheld, also is said
to have operated under orders of the radicals in New York, .and ia believed
to have gone to Chicago after the- explosions here. A search for nun was
being made in that city today.
Among .the important suspects arrested list night was Mike Bielesta.
also known as Zelestc, said by the police to be secretary of the Russian
soviet organization in Pittsburgh, and a delegate from the Petrograd coun-
cil of workmen and peasants, sent to this country to spread Bolshevik pro
paganda A large quantity of I W. W. and anarchistic literature was found '
on the suspects, which the police turned over to agents of the department ,
of Justice to aid in running down perpetrators of the nation-wide bomb
New York, June 4 New York po
lice have no evidence to support the
theory of Pittsburgh detectives that
the anarchists responsible for yester
day's bomb explosions acted under or
ders from the Russian radical head
quarters at 133 East 15th street, this
city, according to a statement made
at police headquarters today. It was
said that the house in question, which
is known as the "Russian People's
Home," has been under constant sur
veillance since last March when it was
raided and 164 persons were arrested.
Four of these individuals were de
ported. Since that time, the police
say, they have had no evidence that
the house was being used as the head
quarters of the terrorists.
Chicago, June 4 Half a dozen men
are in custody here today as the
bomb suspects, following a night of
activity on the part of federil agents
and city detectives. Several raids
were made on halls on tie West and
South Sides reputed to be places for
radical gatherings.
In one of these raids, it was said,
explosives were found, in addition to
a mass of anarchist pamphlets gath
ered in several places.
From Daniel Colzin, arrested sev
eral days ago. It was said a partial
Paris, June 4 Paris walked to
work this morning, no subways, tram
cars, dr taxi-buses being in operation
because of the strike here. '
Reports early today indicated that
the strike was becoming worse and
was gaining in all trades where there
are outstanding differences between
the employers and men, even some
times against the . judgment of the
strike leaders. Although there were
some 350,000 on strike' in the Paris
district yesterday,- It was said early
today that the number might be
500,000 before night.
ThA AtActrfcnl workers in the toower
Station at Vetry Joined In the strike
yesterday afternoon, stopping the
street cars In Versailles and closing
down all industries using electricity
in the district. By evening, how
ever, the military authorities had
taken possession and the current waa
turned on -again.
Among classes of employes consid
ered most likely to be affected by
Local agents of the Department of
Justice said this morning there are
no Indications of anarchistic out
breaks in this city, and as far as can
be learned, there Is no fear of bomb
plots here. Mr. Lynch, of the local
department, said although no devel
opments are , feared here, men , are
watching the situation closely for any
occurrences in that line. He stated
that Bridgeport is not as strongly
under the influence of anarchists as
cities which- have been attacked.' -
Ban rises 5:21 a. m.
Sun sets 8:21 p. m.
High tvatcr 5:38 p. m.
Moon sets ........ 12:50 a. m.
Ixrw water 12:03 a. iru
of No. 1001, Said to Be Bill
confession had been obtained Indi
cating connection of Chicago radicals
with others with the bomb plot of ,
wide ramincations. uoizin, saia to do
an Italian, speaks seven languages
and is a bookkeeper. According to the
nnlln. bo admits hpinr an anarchist
for four years, coming here from New
York and during his leisure hours .
aiding in the propaganda work of the
extremists with which he is affiliated. '
. Paterson, June 4 A warning to ;
Bolshevists and anarchists to keep i
out of Paterson was issued today by '
Mayor Clifford L. Newman, am the-re- j
suit of the bomb explosion yesterday
which was Paterson's share in the ;
nation-wide terrorist plot. Mayor
Newman's statement said:
"We do not intend to stand for Bol
shevism or anarchy in this country. :
Wherever and whenever we Ann it '
we are going to hit it and hit it hard, i
Everything in Bight will be cleaned i
out as far as It is possible to rid the :
city of these undesirables. Soviets, ,
bolsheviks, wavers of the red flag and j
others with anarchistic tendencies
will not find Paterson a safe place for i
them. Outside undesirables will not :
be permitted in this city."
The police are hunting for two men ,
who were seen in the vicinity of the ;
explosion shortly before it took place,
the spread of the strike movement
are the restaurant and cafe employe. .
the Insurance clerks, who are Ian -many
cases carrying on a lolde :
arms" strike, the electricians, the mo- j
tion picture operators, rhe men in'
several branches of the building '
"trades and the gas workers. The lat-
ter have called' a big meeting for to-;
night. The railroad men are also
showing signs of agitation. They-:
are to meet at the labor exchange on
Friday. -
A meeting of the employes of the
street car and motor bus organizations '
held at 1 o'clock this morning, con-1
f erred the action of their committee j
in joining the strike of subway work
ers. The meeting passed a resolu-i
tion declaring that the workers would :
remain out until full satisfaction was
received for their demands for the
proper application of the eight houri
day act and for wages in keeping with,
the increased coSt or living.
Advocates -of Measure Are
Confident of Its Ultimate
" -' Passage. - -1 J
. Washington, June "4 With advo- (
cates of the measure - confident ltl
would be adopted before adjourn-j
ment, the equal suffrage constitutional!
amendment resolution as recently!
passed in the House was taken up as:
unflnlshed business in the Senate' .to-

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