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Ligh train tonight and Wed
nesday; warmer tonight;
VOL. 55 NO. 263 EST. 1790 E?teJT?.as """m matter at the post office
"l Bridgeport, Conn., under the act of 1871
AND EVENING FARMER
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., TUESDAY, NOV. 4, 1919
Son rises 6:26 a.
Sua sets 4:47 p.
High water 7:32 p.
Moon seta 3:22 a.
Low water 1:05 a.
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PRICE TWO CENTS
S3 i r w tt f-ar rri-r
CONFERENCES HELD TO Vincent Parlies Compete For APPFAO IN
REACH POSSIBLE BASIS Lar9cst Camber Of Votes To ma dmi rip u ni i
OF CTPilfF wtti FfunuT Be Cast For Their Qn 'date CORNING HOURS IN
m mj u irr ' 'l m . v .a k ui rw v in ra h u bar si u at h -- . i n n Eiv rmm nm kbk k m n k.
Prohibition UNHtAKD NUMBERS
DR. GARFIELD CONSULTS WITH MORROW
xi.Ai7 ui JNAT1UINAJL COAL ASSOCIA
TION JOHN LEWIS SAYS JOINT
SYSTEM OF BARGAINING
Washington. Nov. 4 Efforts to reach a basis for possible
settlement of the strike of bituminous coal miners were made
today at a conference here between Federal Fuel Administra
tor Garfield and J. D. A. Morrow, President of the National
Coal Association, an organization of the leading coal operators
of the country.
Dr. Garfield returned early today from a visit to Kentucky
and soon afterwards went into conference with Mr Morrow
who was an official of the fuel administration during the- war'
What proposals the fuel administrator had to make were not
disclosed in advance of the conference.
Indianapolis, Nov. 4 Breaking his
silenoe here for the first time since
he was served with the restraining
order from the court of Federal Judge
A. B. Anderson, last Fririnv Tnhn
Lewis .acting president of th TT-nlt.
ime workers or America, rave
out the following brief statement In
regard to the efforts of the govern
ment to end the strike of approxi
mately 4 25,000 soft coal miners:
"The machinery of the joint system
of bargaining in the mining Industry
Is intact. It would be a simple mat
ter for the government and the coal
operators again to set it in motion to
negotiate a. wage agreement."
Pittsburgh, Nov. 4. Record break
ing coal production in non-union
mines In the Pittsburgh district was
reported today by operators, while
union leaders said the mines under
the Jurisdiction of the United Mine
porkers were down as tight as any
time since the strike was called.
Cars, It was said, were even more
Plentiful today than they were yes
terday, and railroaids
every possible effort to move coal as
Fiuuipuy as at was loaded.
Small Tninea nrr-iir.li : j . -
- - r"uiue coal lor
domestic purposes were operating in
all parts of the district, and wagons,
trucks and even wheelbarrows were
being used bv noip-hnn .-j
who had not a full supply of fuel, to
reinforce their stocks with such sup
plies as they could obtain.
A company of U. S. Infantry, which
arrived at Brownsville, on the Motion.
(Continued on Page Six.)
Fusionists Will Make Best Showing in the Fifth Ameri
can jjctuux- xixpects iviucn strength m Twelfth
Many Republicans Voting For Vincent Democrats
Working For Cliff Wilson Fewer Than in Previous
South Norwalk Clerk And
$1,500 Disappear From
Factory At Same Time
Took Taxi to New York Police of State Notified
iv xe on jLiooKout nas Wife in
,.,Thfipo!lce of Bridgeport and neighboring cities have been
notified to be on the lookout for Charles Kizer, a clerk of the
Victor Raincoat company of South Norwalk, who yesterday
afternoon disappeared with the company's payroll containing
According to the story told the police, the company man
ager made up the payroll yesterday afternoon, placed the
money in a safe and then went out of the factory for a short
time. Kizer was left in charge of the office.
When the manager returned the clerk had disappeard
and a search for the cash revealed the fact that it too had
vanished into the thin air. The police were immediately noti
ced, and a search was started for Kizer.
This morning, a taxicab driver.-
named E. Kline, of South Norwalk
How will the Vincent vote be divided? This was a ques
tion which the political leaders of both sides were asking this
Ordinarily smaller independent parties, nominating the
candidates of one of the larger parties tend to lose their fol-
.uwing. ine voters lind it more convenient to pull the old
Dom iwr. canard, leader of the Fusion party, and Sam
L.aii, oi tne Labor nartv. felt sure fnrlav ivat ;i-4
... " ' ? j luwi iii,n.cu
will poll larjre votes.
The greatest strength of the Fusion tifi-ot it
- " vv, 11 ivaa UlUUKUt
nu vv 11 in Li i m r; 1 1 1 n wnppp trio rr (M-n - : : i t
1 ' uiucmcuk ui lKlllcUeU
among independent Republicans.
The greatest strength of the American Labor party, it was
claimed by some leaders of the party, would be in the Twelfth
district, which is a strong labor district, and in which is situat
ed the Lake Torpedo Boat comnanv. whirh i n w kj
. - 1 ! j . u, xiju jjcu VI V 111-
cent sentiment, and a Labor party stronghold.
Chairman Lavery, head of the Democratic town commit
tee, was sure that the Democratic party will poll much ttie
j.a.!. ui me vuicem voie, nut neld the matter of which
party polls the vote less important than the election of Mr
The American Labor party had out a large number of
workers, with badges to designate them. The number was
much increased after 12 o'clock when the Lake employes quit
work and jumped into the fray in every district in the city
As is usual in tightly drawn contests, where the argu
ment has been intense it was quiet around the polling places
and little was said. pias,
The most notable fhi
"""o w-ui, me cieuuun was tne lare
number of Republicans who were entering Democratic com-
chines miUimeu anout now to vote on. the ma-
helDTWra?i,the ?Ual amUnt f CUUing by Democrats. to
help Wilson the vote representing Democrats who hold fobs
under the Wilson administration. This element was said to be
mucn smaller than a
votiDK for Vincent was called'snJy IZS. "'"""""
First Time It Has Been
Placed Directly Before
WOMAN VOTE IS
PUZZLING NEW YORK
-oiumous, unio, Nov. 4 Ohio to
day la voting on four phases of the
prohibition question, the results of
which, opposing leaders say, will have
a decided bearing upon the prohibi
tion question throughout the na
tion. On one question, voters will express
their sentiment on national prohibi
tion. This will be done indirectly by
voting upon the action of the state
legislature in ratifying the federal
prohibition amendment. Ohio is the
first state in the Union where the
federal prohibition has been placed
directly before the voters.
State-wide nrohibirion nlui iaacai-n
before the voters, on questions of re- j
pealing the prohibition n m on m ant
adopted a year aen bv a min-itv r
more than 25,000 and legalizing the
luanuiacture ana sale of liquors con
taining less than two and three
fourths Per cent. alpnhAl
would be classed as non-intoxicating.
j.ne iourtn prohibition proposition
a referendum on the rrmsha rt-nt.t
bition enforcement measure r.
by the state legislature.
most of the large oities are expected
to bring out a large vote
(Continued on Page Six.)
SUDDEN INTEREST IS TAKEN TO SHOW
DETERMINATION OF FREEMEN TO
CLEAN OUT CITY HALL.
The voting this morning in the fifteen voting precincts of
Bridgeport was abnormally high and it is believed that be-
... w.x aim u,wu voies win ne cast in the election before
the polls close at five o'clock this afternoon. Vincent senti
ment was sweeping the city this morning and up to noon all
predictions were that he would win.
Former Republican voters are so strong for Vincent that
they even turned out this morning and went to Democratic
headquarters to receive instructions as to what they were to
In the third district up to noon over
600 votes were cast out of a total of a
nine over soo. Two years ago this
district polleid 719 votes during the en
tire dav. This rfit.-i ... 1 ;
aI1 reports obtainable, was for Vincent J
n W15B majcrrty.
The first had -nollert S7 Ahmiv o-
noon as against 817 polled during the
euui-e uay oi two years ago. Moder
ators said that the vote in th fir
would total well over a thousand to
ward thei 1,118 on the lists. The senti
ment was unascertainahlo
In the seventh 748 votes had been
I polled as against 1.208 polled during
jthe entire day last year. There are
j 1.527 names on the checking lists ard
" expectea mat tne vote will be
well over 1,400 in this district before
Both parties were working with
might and main to get out the entire
list of voters before the polls closed.
At Republican headquarters leaders
reported to the police that Kizer had
summoned him to the raincoat fac
tory yesterday afternoon and re
quested to be taken to Stamford. The
clerk explained that his brother had
been shot in a gambling raid in that
town, and he wanted to see the in
jured man as soon as possible.
When the automobile reached
Stamford, Kizer told Kline that he
had changed his mind about seeing
his brother, and wanted to proceed to
New York. The flrivpi- thou tnrtlr tj.-
man to New Tork city, and Kizer left
the machine at 18th street He gave
Kline a 520 bill 4n payment for his
. Kizer is said to be about 25 years
old, and was employed by the Victor
Kaincoat Co. for only a few months.
It is reported that he has a wife liv
ing in Waterbury. While It is prac
tically certain that the man is now
in New York city,, local police are In
clined to believe that he will be ap
prehended within a very short time.
Melbourne, Nov. 4 The Parlia
ment of the Australian common
wealth has been dissolved. Election
for its successor will be held on Dec
TO GET MONEY
CLUE ON STOCK
In an effort to collect stock sub
scriptions to the defunct Bridgeport
drocers Syndicate, Receiver Irving
Elson today started suits against
Adolph Zeizler and Harry Rosenbaum
of this city. It is claimed thjnt in
April, 1918, Zelsler subscribed for 30
shares at $10 a share but paid la
only J120. Damages of ?400 are ask
ed in his case.
In the case of Rosenbaum It is al
leged by the receiver that Rosen
baum in April, 1918, subscribed fot
100 shares at the same price which
Zeisler agreed to pay Rosenbaum
has paid only $300, the complaint
states. Damages of $1,000 are asked.
Attorney Elson was appointed " re
ceiver for the syndicate several
months &&ra. ,
VOTE AND IS
PUT IN CELL
New Haven Man Now Held
Under $1,000 Bonds.
John Campion, 63 Grand St., New
Haven, is locked ht i-n . ,.-
headquarters this afternoon held un
der $1,000 bonds for violation of Sec
tion 659 of the General Statutes, hav
ing cast a vote in today's city elec
tion at the first nr-pin ,t ..in ,
, " " Junius jjiaue
under the name of Thomas Nilan of
33 Frank street. It is charged that
opposition forces to Allen E. Vin
cent instigated thA ,
and Campion admitted to Alderman
John A. Cornell. .Tr t-ht i ,
-..a., mo Knew
he had no right to vote, but on the
aavice oi "inenas" refused to say
Campion Appeared at the polling!
place and gave Nilan's name.
was checked off as Nilan and voted
as he came . out of the machine, he
was challenged by Robert F. Dun
ning, of 266 James street, Democratio
checker, who is -well acquainted with
Nilan. The man admitted that he
had fraudulently voted and was ar
rested by Patrolman Patrick McDon
ald on Dunning's complaint.
Charles F. Moriarity appeared at
the Second. preoinct polling place this
afternoon at 1 o'clock to vote and
found that his name had been check
ed oft the list although It was his first
trip to the polls. Moriarity was de
nied a vote and protest in writing
was made by Alderman John A. Cor
PAID FOR COAT
Gentlemanly Thief Decides
to Play Fair.
'Raffles," the famous eentleman
thief, never had a thins- nn -ro-im
Fre'dericson of 196 West avenue, who
was arrested y ;terday after
charged with theft, and bound over to
the Superior court under $500 bonds
by the City court.
On SeDteniber 17. Pr0.,
snatched a pocketlbook from "Minnie
F. Sloat of 231 West avenue. In the
pocketbook was a eDTcrnitinni
for $54, which had been endorsed by
Miss 'Sloat. and also unnth.i- -
a small amount. With the checks was
a bill from the Hudson Cloak com
pany, of Main street, showing that $40
were gathered checking lists as fast
as reports were brought to them ard
cars were dispatched to get delin
quent voters and carry them to the
Polls. . , ... '
The Fusion . i .
ir. , .c..ltin iuur ana
luuwauc leaders were working just
as hard to bring about just as com.
plete a vote as the Republicans. More
machines are being used in this elec
tion than ever w.i hmnVi-
fore. So heavy is the vote that records
are being smashed ripht and left. In
the Third district Moderator Kelly
said that the district's records wern
smashed when over 300 were polled
durinsr the first hour. The same case
existed in the Fifth, where over 500
votes were polled during the first
Workers of every party can be seen
at the polling places. There is. no
mixing together, but all stand in sep
( Continued on Page Six.)
" was still due on a coat which the wo
man ha'd purchased in that store-
with the spoils in his possession,
Fredericson suddenly decided to give
his victim a fair deal. He endorsed
the $54 check in his nwn nnm .)
cashed it. He then went to the cloth
ing store where he paid oft the $40
balance on the coat but leaving the
garment. Later it was secured bv
Miss Sloat. KeeDing the S14 rhinro
he also appropriated the smaller
Upon his arrest the man admitted
steaung ine pocKetoooK, and this
morning pleaded guilty to the charge
o-f theft TT will the arralnul n-in
the December term of the Superior
BOLIVIA GETS OUTLET.
Washington, Nov. 4 Chile has
Again given Bolivia an outlet to the
Pacific ocean by ceding a strip' of
land north nf thp. nrnvim. n a-i :
- ' 'i
according to official advices received
Festivities Greatly Aided
By Consumption of
Frank Detz, of 187 Hallam street,
who is alleged to have broken into ai
saloon at the corner of Hallett and'
xiuuam streets, Sunday night, and
made off with five gallons of gin, val
ued at $80, was arraigned in the' City
Court this morning charged with
theft. The case was continued until
.umurxow, ana bonds were fixed at
Detz was formerlv the
saloon but some time ago sold out
ma ousiness to Jj'rank Meske, of Hal
lam street. Sunday night a big pari
i was ncia in a Hallam street board
ing house. Shortly after the festivi
ties had gotten under wav riot,
peared on the scene witn riv- Miin-.
of gin. Everybody secured a liberal
i"" "i "is liquor, one man claim
ing to have absorbed 27 piacooa
Yesterday morninsr. wnn
opened his cafe he found the rear
door smashed in. anrt ti. fw- n .
of kin missing. He went to the house
where the Dartv hart hpn
night before, and there fmmj n re
sembled guests decidedly under the
influence of his missing gin. The
cafe owner complained to the police,
and Detz was arrested yesterday
morning. He was unable to tell any
thing of the robbery at that time,
but had practically recovered this
mornine. The raso m .a - i .. .a
outside of court, as Detz appears to
be willing to pay for the liquor.
Lake Company Workers
Tear Zone Signs Off
Connecticut Co. Cars
Traffic Much Lighter, Than Before System Became
ftective Delays Are Numerous and Cause
Impatience Goodwin Denies That Employe"
Proof that workmen of the city fail to take kindly to the
zone system inaugurated by the Connecticut company was
forthcoming yesterday noon at the Lake company when work
men there protested against the system by tearing sicrns from
uiiu ncttiuig some coniusion.
It is also rumored that over forty conductors on the com
pany lines have resigned because of the system but this was
denied at he company offices this morning. The management
stated that not over two or three carmen had resigned which
they claim is the usual daily turnover of the company
It was admitted at the company of- . .
flees this morning that there w ! S ftRTN Ifwn m .
BACK IN CITY
-SOLD LIQUOR ILLEGALLY.
,.f....-.Vi mi n i-1 tnDT Til i '1 d il . 1 . . ..
selling liquor illegally and was fined
J Out of a supply of nine barrels of
INVESTIGATE BUCKLEY DEATH.
Coroner Phelan went to South Nor
walk today to investigate the death
of John J. Buckley, 25 years old, of
that city, whose body was found
November 2 last on the tracks of the
New Haven railroad. The hnHv m
discovered by a railroad employe. In
vestigation by the South Norwalk
medical examiner slinwoH . v i, . ,i . l.
was due to a fractured skull. The
coroner intended tq question several
railroad employes who were in the
trouble at Lake's vesrterflnv tm
claim is that it was held down to
simply tearing signs from the cars
while rumor has it that the workmen,
becoming disgusted with long waits
in collecting fares, went out through
the windows and front doors. This
is denied by the company who point
out that only safetv cam wet-A neai4
on this line and it would be impossi
ble for them to go out through the
1 windows as thev are of the navoe
Workmen in all sections of the city
object to the zone system and the
delays occasioned by it. Motormen
and conductors "peeved" at the sys
tem are threatening to resign, while
the company is standing pat and
claiming that the zone system is a
Carmen say this morning that the
traffic of yesterday was far from
the usual traffic of the company dur
ing the rush hours. The traffic of
the middle forenoon and afternoon is,
perhaps, 8. little heavier, thev main
HOXIE AT HALIFAX.
Boston, Nov. 4. The shipping board
steamer Hoxle which was partly dis
abled on October 28 by the loss of
propeller blades, has reached Halifax.
N... S., according -to a -radio message
received here today. . She was bound
-a-rier seeing servicewit h the 103rd
Engineers in France and being gass
ed at Les Roches Robert F. Tilford
of60 Crown street, is back in Bridge
port and registered today with the
Slty K0me Hme COmm"tee al
Private Tilford saw service at Cha
teau Thierry the Aisne. the Marne.
Thiacourt and Les Roches.
W. J. Murphy of 183 Poplar Sw
who served with the A. E. F. in the
10 1st with the ambulance company
of the Sanitarv Train .i,. ,-i
... V -""'""is- tie saw service
me eraun sector.
BUILDING TRADES STRIKE OFF
Lille, Nov. 4 The buildiiu- .trades -strike,
which has been in progress
here has been settled, the employers
agreeing to pay higher rates provis
ionally for the month of Novemf...i-
and December. This will mean an
additional expenditure by the employ
ers for the two months of 33,000.000