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AIiMANAO FOR TODAX Sun rises 5:2l'a. m. Sun sets 8:21 p. m. High water T o.sa p. m. Moon sets 12:55 a. m. Low water . . 12:40 a. nr. ' The .Weather Report Tor Bridgeport and Tl- -elnltyi Fair tonight; Frlday partly cloudy. and livening Parmer VOL. 55 NO. 134 "FIST 1QO Entered as second dui matter at tile peat office " XjO L. .i..inj at Bridgeport. Coniu. under th. act of 187 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1919 Subscription rates by mail: Dally M.W per year. One month. Dally 60 cents. 178 Fairfield Are.. Bridgeport PRICE TWO CENTS tmpip mum to m. ipatm mm 7 ILPuvJ l2ilslniljj) o) aDILLuEj TIB uvuUuJL Ltd 32) German Ambassador Kept Other Diplomats Away From Home Of Part Owner Of Chicago Tribune (About a Year Before America Entered the War Mrs. Eleanor Patterson Managed to Get Rid of Kaiser's Representative Ford Continues His Effort to Prove That Newspaper Attacking Him Was Pro-German. Mt. Clemens, Mich., June 5 Depositions from officials of the Standard Oil Company and the International Harvester Company were among those introduced today in the libel suit of Henry Ford against the Chicago Trjbune. Editorials which plaintiff contended show pro-Germanism on the part of the Tribune also were read by Attorney William Lucking. The depositions were from Frederick Davlri Aah who iliral.tr of the Standard OH Company of New mo anegea udoious editorial headed. 1 1917 has been vice president of the secretary or the company; Arthur F. Corwin, who was vice president of the Peno-Mex Fuel Company In 1916; President Harold F. McCormack, of the International Harvester Company, who was vice-president of that corpora tion in 1111; George A. Ranney. secretary and treasurer of the company and Mrs. Eleanor Patterson, part owner of tho Tribune. The depositions of the officials of the two big- corporations were deem ed pertinent to suit by the plantlff in connection with his charge that the Tribune wanted war with Mexico because It would benefit, the Harvester company In obtaining; sisal from Yucatan and the Standard Oil Company in tho matter of Mexican oil. The plaintiff charged that a distant rela tionship between Harold F. McCormlck and Col. R- R. McCormick, one of the defendants. Influenced the Tribune's policy. Harold F. McCormlck deposed that Col. R. R. McCormlck was distant ly related to him . He denied any Information or connection In Tribune af fairs, or that he was consulted In any way as to Tribune policies. Mr. Ranney deposed that Col. McCormick was a small stockholder In the Harvester Company In 191 and the tatter's father, former Ambassador Kobert 8. McCormlck recently deceased, owned 24 shares. I Mr. Eames and Mr. Asche said nune owners or editors na aisciaimea an tnempi to imiuence American policy In Mexico. Mr. Asches company sold crud oil to the Standard, he said. Mrs. Patterson's deposition concerned her acquaintance with the then Oerman Ambassador Von Bernstorf f. She admitted that he called at her home and that this had a deterrent effect on the making of similar calls by the diplomatic representatives of countries at war with Germany. She found means to terminate Von Bernstorffs visits about a year before the United States broke relations with Germany, she said. The editorials read Into the record Included one headed "bitter fruit," In which this sentence, emphasized by the plaintiff occurs. "Fate holds a ripe apple to our lips In Mexico and bitter fruit In Flanders." Mr. Ford alleges that this editorial supports his charge that the Tribune desired war with Mexico so that American munitions would be diverted from the Allied countries for use by the American "BOY WONDER" WINS MATCH; . SEELEY DEFEATS GWALTNEY "'(By ROGER FEKRI) Cnder s sweltering hot sun which taeveral hundred enthusiasts from various . parts of this state and New York braved today the first round In the annual metropolitan 'amateur golf tournament was played at the Brooklawn Country club. Eighteen holes were played this morning and while most of the players labored un der a "physical disadvantage due to the extreme heat, the favorites man i aged to hold their own. ' A. L. Walker, Jr., of the Richmond 'Country club, the youth who so sur prised the experts yesterday by regis tering the best card in the qualifying round, defeated J. D. Chapman of the lOreenwIch club t up. The imatch was sn Interesting one and the youth play ed his usual spectacular, yet careful !gmc. He not only played consistent ' ly, but he also proved himself to be a truly consistent player. Gardiner W. White of the Nassau ,-lub. who gave so much promise yes terday, continued his clean cut golf and defeated Orantland Rice, the well Vg-tfiown New York newspaperman and poet. . ""d 1. Mr. Rice, who did Ss ! holes v-esterdny In I7 found his op ponent a rather difficult rival and he I gave way to his masterly tactics. Hamilton F. Kerr of the Greenwich Iclub was too much for John M. Ward 'of the Garden City. U I., club and won hl matcji up. ! Oswald Klrky. the present metro 1 polltan amateur champion, came 'through with a victory over A. F. tl'nlnsctte of the New York Newspa permen's Golf club. He won S up. The champion showed a vast improve ment over m . . ternoon. While his play in the qual ifying round was not the most en- .rouraging ed upon to improve as he learns more of the difficult course that one now finds at the Brooklawn club. W Parker Seeley of the Brook lawn Country nu yesterday, turning In a card for the dWy of 15t. defeated R. H. Gwaltney ct the Balturol club S up. Mr. See ley Is perhaps the most promising player representing the local organiza tion. Today he played with a straight I nd well balancea nann. M.x Marston of the Baltusrol club. also did good work, and defeated H. B. Fsnn, of the Bnglewood club, by tip. . The following ' matches had not been decided up to the time of going to press this afternoon: First mil r-roei vs. emwivui rwrhmrt vs. Abbott. I second Half HclUiwW vs. Be .' Ttoar Lavdd .vs. Newton: Rbetc vs. f Hsbard; Smith, vs. Stoddard; Stearns Jersey at the time of publication of "Ford is an Anrchlt and whn tnr; company; Milton M. Karnes, assistant they were not acquainted with the Trl- troops on this continent. Extreme satisfaction was expressed this afternoon by members of the committee which so capably arrang ed the tournament. Inasmuch as it is the first tournament staged since 1916, owing to the presence of war, tremendous interest has been attract ed with the result that the attend ance has been even greater than the estimates of the most liberal mem bers. Those who watched young Walker play could not help .but admirs the player's work. He is extremely careful of every move he takes. In Gardiner W. White of the Nassau club, he has a very dangerous op ponent, who seems to Improve with every session. The second round will be played tomorrow. -Drawings will be made today. The semi-finals will be held on Friday, while the championship will be decided on Saturday morn ing. POLICE PREPARE FOR CONVENTION OF STATE POLICE The committee on arrangements for the convention of the State Police association, to be held in this city on June 25, composed of Assistant Super intendent Charles H. Suckley, Lleuta O'Leary, Walker, Sergts. McGovern, Coughlln. Lyddy. McXamara. Rogera and Sherwood,' have submitted a pro gram for "the day. On the evening of the 14th the ex ecutive committee will meet at The Stratfleld and later adjourn to the Elks' club where they will be enter tained. On the morning of the 26th about 11S delegates from all over the state will hold a meeting at the Eagles' club, from which hall they will pro ceed to the Greenlawn Country club for dinner. Invited guests will have dinner at - the Black Rock Country club where they will be Joined later by the delegates.. The balance of the day will be spent by both delegates and invited guests at the Black Rock Country club where a delightful pro gram of entertainment has been ar ranged. Bathing, music by a large orchestra, artistic singing and danc ing will help entertain the cops. A buffet lunch will bs In service dar ing the day. The dinner will consist et ths bast seafood. IN SEYMOUR 600 ' GO ON STRIKE Men Mostly Russians and Poles Want 8 Hour Day at 52 Cents An Hour. Seymour, Conn., June S Unskilled men to the number of six hundred at the Seymour Manufacturing company are on strike today, and as these men posteS themselves about the plant no one else aside from the office force was able to go to work. The officials of the company, W. H. H. Worces ter, president, and George Matthis, superintendent said that they did not know the reason for the strike. The men want an increase in wages of 15 cents an hour which would give them 62 cents an hour for an eight hour day. The strikers are mostly Poles and Russians. The Seymour company makes brass goods. During the war fifteen hundred men were employed largely on shells. STRIKE IN JAMESTOWN Jamestown. N. Y., June 5 The employes In most of the fifty furni ture factories of Jamestown went on strike this morning, demanding an eight hour day with nine hours pay and an additional increase of ten per cent for all employes. The strike wiil affect 3,000 workmen, and many of the plants have shut down or con template doing so. ATLANTA STRIKE CONTINUES Atlanta, Ga., June & Both sides remained outwardly detenmlned today in the strike here of Western Union and Bell Telephone company em ployes, the telegraph company hav ing announced that it would not re employ those of its force who went out yesterday in sympathy with the telephone operators. The telephone employes who struck Monday, alleging discharge of union operators, rtled, with tho possible exception of about a dozen, to obey Postmaster General Burleson's orders to return to work yesterday. THREATEN TO EJECT ALIENS IN WINNIPEG ) Civilians, Incensed Over Bomb Disclosures, Deter mine to Drive Out Leaders. Winnipeg, June S. Mayor Charles F. Gray was informed today that a parade of several thousand soldiers Intended to march to the trades and labor council this forenoon, force en trance if necessary, and demand that all aliens be ousted from the Winnipeg' unions. "I understand the soldiers are so In censed over the high handed methods rof strike leaders and. insulting re marks made by James ITAincan, the Seattle labor leader, yesterday, that they have threatened to wreck the la bor temple and 'make an example' of the leaders." said Mayor Gray. "I shall urge the men to remember thai law and order must be maintained." Soldiers who attended, the mass meeting where Duncan spoke yester day declared he -referred to the re turned soldiers as a bunch of lg noramal." The city took over the distribution" of milk and was arranging to provide for toreaii distribution if necessary. Columbia Graphophone Company Will Employ 1,100 More Workers Officials of the Columbia Grapho phone Co. announced today that they had recently employed 400 additional' men, and that in the near future this would be increased to between 1.400 and 1.500. The majority of the new employes will work on a night shift in the present factories of the company. After machinery is Installed In the property recently purchased by the company they will be transferred to new quarters. James White refused to pay his rent when demanded by his landlord, harles Dlvida. 171 Gilbert street, this nornlns. A policeman wax called and White was arrested charged! here at 1:45 o'clock to continue the with assault. The case will be heard j search. Following ths tracks of the In ths City Court tomorrow-morn-j New Haven railroad, the plans pro teg. . 1 ceMel In a southerly direction. Many Workers Hurled To Death When Spark Explodes Powder Car In AUSTRIAN PEOPLE SHOW LITTLE INTEREST IN THE PEACE TREATY Germany Will Not Get Easier Terms, But Terms Easier of Execution President Wilson Preparing to Visit Belgium George Washington Ready to Sail on Twelve Hours' Notice. Austria's attitude towards representatives at St. Germain cially made known to the Allies. Advices from Vienna, how ever, carry reports of official dissatisfaction with their provi sions and a chorus of newspaper disprobation. There are in dications nevertheless, that the lethargic. Completion of the Austrian treaty, several clauses of which were missing in Monday's presentation, is not likely to occur this week, although the peace conference leaders are giving daily attention to the matter. The missing clauses, it is stated, are likely, to be presented to the Austrian rep resentatives by note, as they become completed. Modifications In the terms of peace with Germany seem to be approach ing definite form. These alterations it Is said are planned primarily not to make the terms lighter for the Ger mans but to render them easier of execution. . Apparently President Wilson, Pre mier Lloyd. George and Premier Clemenceau are disposed to fix a defi nite sum of approximately $25,000, 000,000 as the amount of Indemnity Germany will be called upon to pay, and it seems possible that the first instalment of about $5,000,000,000. may not have to be paid for within two years, as now stipulated, but within four years. The terms relative to Silesia and Saare regions may be altered. There seems, however, to be a gen eral agreement that Germany will not WOMEN WILL FIGHT FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS OF STATE LEGISLATURES Washington, June 5 With their fight in. Congress won after nearly forty years of effort, advocates of Woman Suffrage today turned their attention to the various state legisla tures, three-fourths of which must ratify the constitutional amendment before victory can be won. Realiza tion of the hopes of leaders In the equal suffrage campaign came late yesterday with the adoption by the Senate of the historic Susan B. An thony constitutional amendment reso lution which was adopted In the House May 21. The vote was 56 to 25. There is a . diversion of opinion among leaders as to whether the rati fication, by the states of proposed amendment can be secured in time FOCH TOLD RHENISH GERMANS THEY MIGHT HAVE REPUBLIC BIGGEBT BESIGNS POST AS MANAGER GRAPHOPHONE CO. Announcement was made today that H. H. Biggert, for tho past three months general wosks manager of the Columibia Graphophone .Company in this city, has resigned. His successor has not yet been appointed according to officials of tho company. Mr. Biggert came to this city from Hamilton, Ont., Canada, where he had been In the employ of the Harvester company He succeeded C. A. Hanson as general works manager of the company. The future plans of Mr. Biggert 'could not be learned today, it being said he was out of town. There was rumor about the plant today that Mr. Hanson may accede to a request to return to his former po sition. SKEKS FOR JAMES LAND IN VTTTSFlELiD. Pittsfield. Mass., June G Lieut. John W. Frost of New York and Lieut. Ralph Starkweather of West Medford, In a Curtlss airplane, made a landing here this morning while In search of Captain Mansell R. James. missing British ace. The fliers left the peace terms presented her on Monday has not been offi people as whole are somewhat be permitted to enter the League of nations at once. The establishment of the Rhenish republic by the people of'Rhlneland provinces of Germany is not looked upon seriously in American circles at the peace conference, it is said. Dis patches from German sources declare that French authorities have akn a prominent role In the setting up of the hew government. President Wilson is likely to go to Brussels next week on his long de ferred visit to Belgium. His ship, the George Washington, has been ordered to be ready to steam for the United States on 12 hours no tice, any time after midnight to night. Jugo-SIav forces which are invad ing the provinces of Carinthia are re ported to be advancing, the village of Volkermarkt, northeast of Klag enfurt, capitol of Carinthia, having been evacuated by the Austrian troops defending It. The reported capture of Petrograd which was announced early this week In a- telegram from Vardoe to Copenhagen, seems to be without foundation. Esthonian forces are quite a distance west of the former Russian capitol and are being sub jected to heavy attacks by the Bol shevik! over a wide front. for the women all over the country to vote in the next presidential elec tion. Few state legislatures now are In session. Those in session, include Massachusetts, . Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Regular or special sessions of the law making bodies In Texas, Georgia and Alabama are due this ornext month, while the legislatures of Louisiana, New Jersey, Maine, Iowa, Kentucky, South Caro lina, Mississippi, Virginia and Mary land are not scheduled to meet before next ' year. 1 Because of pressing reconstruction problems, however, special legislative sessions are expected to be called in a number of these states. Where none are called for, the suffragists will de mand special sessions, it was an nounced. Mannheim, Wednesday, June 4 When the project of the Rhenish re publio was first broached, . Marshal Foch, commander-in-chief of the Al lied armies, was approached through occupation officers and asked wheth er the Rhinelanders could work for a republic without the risk of being dqisciplined by Germany, according to the Neue Baden Landeszeitung. The newspaper states that Marshal Foch and Premier Clemenceau of France conferred on the subject and sent a reply to the Rhinelanders that "the German government would never again have anything to do with( the left bank of the Rhine, and. hence, the propagandists could not be pun ished." It is further suggested that France will help the new republic economic ally so as to lighten the financial In demnity chargeable to the Palatinate. Marshal Foch has notified the Centrist members of the national assembly, ac cording to the newspaper, that he would relieve their electors from ths necessity of paying indemnities. PETROGRAD NOT YET CAPTURED Copenhagen, June 4 Persistent re ports that Petrograd has been cap tured are "very premature." accord ing to a statement from ths official Esthonian press- bureau, her. Accident Said To Be Direct Result of Violationof the Law" Which Forbade Transportation of Powder on Trains Carrying Passengers Identification of Bodies Impossible Greatest Disaster in- Wilkesbarre District. Wilkesbarre, Pa., June 5 Seventy-eight men lost their lives in the Baltimore No. 2 tunnel of the Delaware and Hudson Coal Company explosion and fire today and 31 were injured, according to a list given out by the company officials at noon today. Forty-one bodies have been identified and 36 remain unidentified. The company's injured list is.not complete and it is certain that the number of injured will reach about forty. Men were blown everywhere, hut most of deaths were caused by fire and suffocation. The accident occurred shortly before 7 o'clock. A train of empty cars was sent to the mouth of the tunnel to take the men into the chambers. One hundred men piled Into the cars, which were drawn by an electric mo tor. Near the end' of the train was a car of black powder. When 200 feet in the tunnel, the trolley wire broke and fell. Sparks ignited the powder and Instantly there was an explosion that sent the bodies of men flying in all directions. Flames caused the greater loss of life, many of the bodies being burn ed to a. crisp. Other men who were burned and were trying to reach safety, died of suffocation. When rescuers reached the tunnel, dead and dying were scattered every where. The injured were rapidly removed and sent to hospitals as quick ly as ambulances could be provided, and the dead were brought out and placed In tiers on the ground. Hospitals quickly filled, and morgues were filled to overflowing. East End last night was the scene of great gaiety. That section of the city welcomed home boys from the 811th field artillery. Bands were out, flags were flying, red fire burned, people laughed and shouted. Within 12 hours all was changed. The fathers of some of the soldiers were among the dead. Identification of the bodies Is almost Impossible. Many of them are charred beyond recognition. The limbs of some, the heads of others are missing. At 930 a. m.. it was said between 75 and 100 were killed, or had died from injuries. The death list Is rapidly growing. As the bodies were removed from the mine, living and dead, they were piled on the green about the colliery. Many of the injured lived but a short time. Hundreds of women, men and chil dren, gathered about the tunnel. As they lifted the blankets from the bodies women fainted, men lost their nerve, and children ran away In fright. The bodies of scores were removed to the morgues, where the work of Identification is being carried on with little success. The death list was made large by the flames and the sulphur fumes which filled the tunnel. The fire did not last long, but It was long enough to make a heavy death toll. Many of the men were killed outright, parts of their bodies being found in the wreckage. Rescuers got into the mine with hose and played streams of water on the flames. While they were doing this the cries of the dying and tho injured were heard above the roar of the flames. Today's catastrophe Is next to the greatest this section of the anthracite coal fields -has seen. Mine officials and state officials were on the scene promptly, but their ef forts were directed solely to the work of rescue. There were enough men to meet all needs for the work Inside the mine, but the chief trou ble during the early hours was in TWO PREFER DEATH TO PAIN OF LIFE MILLER USES RAZOR; OTHER, BELT Felix Kalewerowltz of Southport, who was arrested, charged with an assault on his wife and driving her out of their home, committed suicide in the Fairfield lockup during the night by hanging himself with his belt to the cell bars. He was all right at o'clock this morning but when the keeper visited ths eel at 4:30 he found him hanging from the bars. He had been dead for some time. The body was brought to the morgue of Mullins, Scott A Redgats on Golden Hill street, to await action by the coroner. With his throat cut from ear to ear, Charles Miller of 411 State street. PRESIDENT OF PORTUGAL OUT Lisbon, Wednesday, June 4 Presi dent Cato y Castro, presented his resignation to Congress today. Con gress smid acclamations, voted to ask the president to reconsider his action. The president ultimately agreed to retain his office. There have been Quits serious dis orders in Portugal during the last few months. The most recent occurred in May, which, according to reports, was put down by government forces The disorders were Incident to a movement toward the re-establishment of a monarchy, the conservative powers being reported to nave given the - monarchists at least their moral support. . , ' . , v Electric Coal Tunnel getting nurses, doctors and sup plies. The death list, with one exception, the greatest that has ever occurred In this vicinity. More than 100 mine workers were riding to their work crowded -into what Is known as a "trip" of mine cars drawn by a motor. The rear car carried 12 kegs of black powder used for blasting loose the coal in the chambers. When the train had gone about 200 feet from the entrance the trolley wire snapped and the sparks touched off the powder. There was a roar and In an in stant every man and boy oh the train was either dead or dying. Mangled bodies were found everywhere by the rescue crews which rushed Into the mine. Fire fighters, working fran tically, soon succeeded in subduing the flames which followed the blast. Those who bad not already suc cumbed were so badly burned that In nearly every case death is a matter of only a short time. Carelessness and violation of mine . laws of the state caused the great loss of life. One of the most drastic provisions of the anthracite mime code is tho section forbidding the transportation 6f men on a car or train which carries explosives. Yet the train of little cars conveying its freight of miners had attached to Its rear a car of a dozen kegs of pow der. Investigation will be made to disclose whether the men or the com pany is responsible for this violation of the law. . was found lying In a pool of blood at his home by his wife, Laura, this morning at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Miller immediately called the Emergency hospital and Dr. B. J. Burns respond- -ed in the ambulance. The dying man was placed into the ambulance and expired on the way to St. Vincent's -hospital. " That Miller took his own life Is certain. Mrs. Miller says that her husband has been in poor health for six months. The suicide Is a native of Danbury and was employed for' several years in that town as a hatter. During the , war he was engaged as an inspector at the Remington Arms. BOMB SUSPECTS IN POLICE HANDS Pittsburgh, Pa., June 6 With the arrest of George Oliver; 28, of Cleve land, police today believed they were on the trail of the anarchists, respon sible for Monday night's bomb - ex plosions here. Oliver, who had been sought since shortly after the blasts at the homes of Federal Judge W. H. 8. Thompson and Immigration In spector W. . W. Sibrary, was . taken Into custody last rnjdnlght. John Johnson, president of the" local I. W. W., and 14 other alleged anarchists, were being examined to day by agents of the department of Justice. . ' " ' L- SC J'