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TV' The Weather ALMANAC EXIi TODAY Y it ) For Bridgeport and vi cinity: Fair tonight and Thursday; colder tonight- VOL. 55 NO. 264 12ST. TSIEY Bi.i.JTkERED awycrs F,Sr?TiEmviovc , INJUNCTION-AMES UNUSUAL DISCREPANCY BETWEEN VOTE FOR VINCENT AND VOTE FOR MINOR CANDIDATES ON AMERICAN LABOR PARTY TICKET ATTRACTS WIDE ATTENTION. There were wide spread rumors last night that the voting machines had been tampered with. These rumors appeared to come because of sudden jumps in the rate of vote on Fusion and American Labor party tickets, especially on the name of E. F. Dillon, who was a candidate for Board of Education on three tickets, the Democratic, American Labor party and Fu sion. It was explained that Dillon'3 name-r- bad been tied together in ail three counting -wheels, with an endorse ment bar, so each counter of each party registered his total vote. Chls explanation cover3 that phase of the matter. This morning, how ever, some unusual figures show them selves, which need explaining. On the American Labor party ticket the candidates beginning with Mr. Vincent receive respectively 240, 237, 239, 239. and 235 votes. Then the vote, beginning with the candidate for board of education jumps to 414, and for minor candi dates 407, 401, 411, 491, 404 and 404. The jump is nearly 200 votes, which is a very strange change, in so small a number of votes. In casting more than 10,000 votes there Is established between Mayor Wilson and the Republican candidate for Board of Education a difference of but 105 votes. The difference between Mr. Vincent and his Board of Education candidate on the Democratic ticket is 43 votes In more than 8,000 votes. The Socialist vote runs straight through, mayor and minor offices, some 600 votes with no substantial dif ference. . This remarkable condition neetas ex planation. Why did some 200 persons on the American Laibor party lever, riut exaotly five bars and no more? Buch cutting is unknown to the his tory of voting machines. In Bridge port. Certainly the operation of the machine! should "be scrutinized. This was the opinion today of all who ha!d observed these facta. DENY GIFT TO BOLIVIA Santiago, Chile, Nov. 6 Categori cal denial of reports from Washing ton that Chile had ceded to Bolivia a strip of land north of Arica which would give Bolivia an outlet to the sea, was made by the Chilean sovii ment today. WOMEN THROW RED PEPPER IN SHERIFF'S EYES Rioting Breaks Out Anew At Youngstown Plant More Mills at Work. Toungstown, Ohio, Nov. 5 Rioting broke out at the plant of the Toungs town Sheet & Tube Company again today when 50 women attacked the sheriff and his deputies when the of ficers tried to keep them from pre venting workmen from entering the plant. Red pepper was thrown into the eyes of the officers as the women tried to seize their revolvers. Twenty-four women and four men were arrested after a sharp fight In which women were slightly Injured. FiftVwomen gathered at another gate of the plant but remained quiet. The sheet and tube company an nounced today that its last Idle de partment had started, ten puddling furnaces being operated. The Car r.egie Steel Company reported the re sumption of another bar mill. FREEMAN DENIES CLEAN-UP. In an interview with a Times repre sentative this morning Alderman Freeman denied that he ever said that he would clean out the city. He said, "I never said I would clean out the city hall as no alderman has such (power. It takes a mayor to clean up and not an aldermnn." . New London, Nov. 5 At 12:30 this afternoon the highway bridge be tween this city and Groton was for mally opened to travel. Mayor Mor gan and officials of the town and 1 borough of Groton met at the center of the bridge and severed a floral ribbon that barred the passageway. 1790 R.ntST& Kf5OD5 c,a matter at the post office t Bridgeport, r.onn.. under the act of 1S7S VIOLATOR OF THE ELECTION LAWS HELD JN $1,000 Case in City Court Goes Over to Saturday For Investigation. While John Campion, of 63 Grand street. New Haven, languished In jail this morning under $1,000 bonds a rigid investigation was started to determine the true facts of the only election ar rest which was made In Bridgeport. Campion was arrested yesterday morning In the Sixth district voting station, after he had voted under an other man's name, and is now being held for trial on Saturday morning. The New Haven man is charged with violating section 659 of the Gen eral Statutes, and this offense accord ing to ia.w is punishable 'by a jail sen tence. If the offender is found guilty the penalty will probably be imposed. It was reported yesterday after noon, that . Campion came to Bridge port yesterday morning In company with four other men for the express purpose of voting in this cKy. He is said to have been instructed by some one whose Identity so far has been kept secret. How Campion came to pick the name of a man who Is now in Newark, N. J., is a matter which has provided considerable food for thought among political men of Bridgeport. The Elm City m&n denied emphat ically this morning, that he brought any companions with him to this city. When asked why he attempted to vote, he replied that he has been in a sort of stupor for the past four days, and Is not responsible for his action. It Is expected that the entire matter will be thrashed out sometime before Saturday, and the true fact of the case will probably be exposed at that time. Campion has been un abei to secure bonds. THREE KIT.LKI BY EXPLOSION Havre, France, Nov. 5 Three firemen were killed and two Injured by a boiler explosion on the Amer ican steamer Bologan, which arriv ed here October 11. CHARGE NOTE FOR $100 FORGERY IS NOT ALLOWED The claim that a note for $100 was a forgery was denied today by Judge ! Walsh of the Common Pleas court when he gave decision In favor of Frank W. Plsarek, a local real estate dealer, to recover $106.71 against Agnes Sarnik of thl city. The woman declared she did not sign the note but had signed some other papers given to her by the real estate agent. The court found, how ever, that the defendant did not ques tion the note until it became due and that two witnesses testified they saw her execute the note. Pisarek said he advanced money to the defendant to help her purchase a house and her note was given as part of that trans action. MARRIAGE INTENTIONS. Two marriage intentions filed this morning at the office of the Bureau of Vital Statistics in the Welfare building are as follows: Carl Jansen, 33, of New York City, Miss Mary Sorensen, 32, of 662 Ogden street; Edward A. Davis, 21, of 122 Center street, and Miss Margaret Bain. 18, of 463 Pequonnock street. 1 My "My A-B EVENING FARMER Sfi flSlfil LEADERS SCRUTINIZE fffS PJff OA kJIiC&I YESTERDAY'S RESULTS 1MJ km Hot Legal Battle Being Waged Over Production at Local Theatre TRYING TO DELAY . HEARING IS CLAIM Charging that the American Fea ture Film Co. Is trying to delay a court hearing so that the moving pic ture "The Brat" may be shown at the West End theatre tomorrow night. Attorney Henry Greensteln ap peared In the Common Pleas court this morning to protest against a further postponement of the hearing on the injunction petition filed by Joseph Freedman, proprietor of the Liberty theatre. Attorney Greensteln stated that an Injunction had already been granted 'restraining the West End theatre from showing Nazlmova in "The Red Lantern" and that the Film Co. Is acting In defiance of the court in trying to exhibit "The Brat." Attorney Joseph G. Shapt-o. coun sel for the Film Co., claimed the matter of art Injunction for "The Brat" had already been assigned for a hearing before Judge Walsh In the Common Pleas court on Friday and the lawyer said he was not prepared to go. on today with the hearing be cause he had to get witnesses from Boston and New York. Attorney Thomas M. Culllnan, one of the array of counsel for the Lib erty theatre, pointed out that as the picture was advertised for tomorrow (Continued on Page Four.) GOODWIN SAYS ZONE SYSTEM HERE FOR GOOD Believes System Is Practi cal and Public is Well Treated. "The zone system is entirely equit able and is here to stay," said Man ager Joseph A. Goodwin, of the Con necticut company .this morning. Man ager Goodwin is satisfied that Just as soon as the difficulties of the system have worked themselves out that the rates will be acceptable to the pub lic. Asked if he thought that the zone system would make money for the Connecticut company Mr. Goodwin said that it certainly would not and he did not expect it to and neither did the officers of the company. He went on to explain that the railroads of this country are now worse than useless due to what he claims to be unfair discrimination on the part of the public and the state This system, he says, will enable the company to live until such a time as the public and the companies may get together and save the companies and the service for the public and at the same time make money for the road directors. This statement was issued despite the fact that numerous delays in the schedule of the company continue and the general riding public are far from satisfied, aa is seen by their rush to use the jitneys which carry them twice as far for five cents. Storekeeper Took Stranger's Check Is Out Money L. Dutch, a storekeeper, of 1346 Main street reported to the police today, that on October 14 he accept ed $25 check from a stranger, and learned today that said check is val uable only as a souvenir. The check was given In payment for a $1.60 pur chase, and bore the signature "H. Katz." It was drawn on the First Bridgeport National Bank, which was notified this morning that "H. Katz" had no account in the bank. The storekeeper is now looking for the flim-flam man. Augusta, Me., Nov. B The amend ment to the federal constitution giv ing women the right to vote was rati- .fled In the House today In concur rence with the Senate. - The vote was 73 to 8. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., WEDNESDAY, Washington, Nov. 5 Presi dent Wilson from his sick bed today telegraphed Governor Calvin Cool id ge of Massachu setts congratulating him on his re-election which the Pres ident. saiH was "n vif Inrv ftr i law and order." The telegram follows: "Hon. Calvin Coolidge, Boston, Mass. : "I congratulate you upon your elec tion as a victory for law and order. When that is the issue all Americans stand together. (Signed) "WOODROW WILSON." White House attaches said this probably was the first time in history that a President had congratulated a ! candidate of the opposite political party on his election to office. Administration officers shared the President's view. They said Gov. Coolidge's sweeping victory should go far as encouragement of officials gen erally over the country who combat radical propaganda, disorder and gen eral social unrest. More complete returns today on the off-year election yesterday in sev eral states did not change the out come in any Important respect. The smashing victory of Calvin Coolidge, (Continued on Page Four.) CONSISTORY WILL NOT ELECT NEW CARDINAL IN U. S. Believe Pope Wishes Especially Honor Poland. To Rome, Monday, Nov. 3 It is con sidered absolutely certain In Rome that no new American cardinal will be chosen at the consistory to be held the first fortnight in December, although the Pope, even at the last moment before the consistory, can decide to create some new cardinal not mentioned before. In this consistory, the first after the war. It is believed the pontiff wishes to give proof of special benevolence to Poland, which after a long subjection and many sufferings, has finally been reunited. Thus, it Is understood, be sides elevating the archbishop of Warsaw, the Pope w'.ll also raise the archbishop of Gnesen to the cardinal ate. WOMAN BADLY INJURED WHEN HIT BY TRUCK While crossing Fairfield avenue near Poplar street at 8:50 o'clock this morning, Mrs. Sara Abraham, of 30S Poplar street was struck and ser iously injured by an automobile truck driven by Andrew Flood, of Ber nardsville, N. J. The woman was taken to the Bridgeport hospital In Flood's machine, and was treated for a fractured right arm and shoulder. According to the story told the po lice, Mrs. Abraham stepped Into the s de of the automobile truck, after the machine had been brought nearly to a stop by the driver. Flood was taken to police headquarters, and was summoned to appear In the city court Friday morning. FIRE BREAKS OUT 5 TIMES IN SAME HOUSE IN MONTH Firemen responded to an alarm from Box ' No. 417 at 8 o'clock this morning, and for the fifth time in two months extinguished a blaze in a house owned toy Andrew Mackel, at 36 William street. The fire this morning nroke out un der the attic floor, and was doused with chemicals .before it could secure a foothold. The damage amounted to about $5. , The origin of the fires has not teen exactly determined as yet, but is be lieved to be the work of children. NOV. 5, 1919 jLdamcn'. Engineer Gets Award of Ten Per Cent, of Building Con tractor's Profit ORAL AGREEMENT CONSIDERED GOOD The largest judgment ever given in this county in a suit brought by an employe against an employer was awarded today by Judge Webb of the Superior court in the action started by Charles T. Lindsay of this city against William R. Phillips, a local building contractor who erected the Black Rock plant of the Bullard En gineering Co. The court's decision was that Lindsay is entitled to re cover a commission of ten per cent. of Phillips' profit on the Bullard con tract and as Phillips is saM to have made about $130,000 on the Job Lind say will get between $10,000 and $15,000. The court ordered that the exact amount should be settled by the re port of auditors who will go over Phillips' books and see what the profit actually was. Attorney George F. Mara, counsel for Lindsay, claimed that Phillips made an oral agreement, while stand ing In the Pennsylvania station. New York, to give Lindsay a salary and ten per cent, of the profits if he would become general manager ana superintendent of the Bullard job. This agreement was denied by Phil lips. The cost of the Bullard plant was $1,130,000. SURWIN TELLS OF CLOSING Tl DORSEN BOOK Levis Butt For Charges of Wolff in "Tipping" Wit ness to Answers. Continual tilts between Attorney Wolff, representing the trustees at Dorsen hearing before Judge John W. Banks, and Attoroney Levis, for the trustees, marked the morning's session at the resumption of the hearing here today before Referee Banks. G. A. Burwin, the auditor who kept the receiver's books was on the Biand and was being cross examined by Attorney Wolff as to the time of the closing of the receiver's books for the Dorsen company. Repeated catch questions and cross examina tions time and again brought Attor ney Levis to his feet to protest against going over the same ground time and again. Attorney Wolff objected to the way Levis put his objections to the court and charged that he was "tipping" the witness as to the way he wanted to answer the question asked. When Levis seemed incined to treat the charge lightly Wolff appealed to the court to put a stop to such practices which he alleges existed then. No action was taken. Wolff Introduced the purchase rec ords of the Dorsen company and had page forty marked as an exhibit after questioning Burwin as to the method used in keeping the books. He then introduced the record of the receivers. FUEL SHORTAGE IS NOTICEABLE IN MONTANA Chicago, Nov. 5 Shortage of fuel became more noticeable today in some sections of the country, especially in Montana as the approximately 425, 000 soft coal miners added another day's idleness to the strike. From St. Louis also it was reported that a fuel shortage threatened. Other places, mainly west of the Mississippi, were making what preparations were possible to combat the advent of winter. MTST FIGHT SOVIETS. , Madrid, Tuesday, " Nov. 4 Alex Jandro Ijerroux, the radical Republi can leader who has just arrived from Barcelona reports the situation there as serious. He declared all Spaniards must fight against Bolshevism and the Soviet form of government, Subscription rates by mall: Dally $6.W per year. On month. Daily BO cents. 179 Fairfield Ave.. Bridgeport THIS REFUSAL MEANS LONG FIGHT IN COAL FIELDS SAYS LEGISLATIVE REP RESENTATIVE OF MINE WORKERS MATTER COULD BE SETTLED IN 4 HOURS. Washington, Nov. 5 The government cannot accept the proposal of organized Nlabor to end the coal strike by vacating the injunction against the officials of the United Mine Work ers of America. Assistant Attorney General Ames, in the ab sence of Attorney General Palmer, announced today that the government could not abandon its position because the strike was in violation of law. Judge Ames issued the following statement: NEW RULING AROUSES IRE OF PASSENGER Car Stalled Nearly An Hour Incident on West port Car. If you enter a trolley car on the corner of Main and Fairfield avenue and the car is stalled and unable to proceed for over half an hour you can't get oft without paying the com pany six cents. This was the ruling made by conductors and inspectors last night when the cars were stalled for over an hour at that corner. The car in question was bound for West port and several passengers en tered. When the car failed to start after three-quarters of an hour wait, several of the passengers told the conductor and motorman that they were in a hurry to get to Southport tnd wanted to know when the car would start. The conductor and mo lorman replied they did not know when the car would s ta r t, an d the passengers said they would get off und take a jitney. The conductor told them thoy could not get off unless they paid six cents each and refused to open the dobra until they would deposit the money 2n the fare box. This the passenger refused to do and Insisted on gettinc off as they had not 'ridden any dis tance on the car and calling attention tf the conductor that the car had not carted since they boarded it. After much talk the conductor called the inspector who was on th corner and asked his advice. The inspector said: "You know the ruCes. No one can come out of that door unless he pays a fare. Other passengers then took a hand and insisted that the passengeu. which included several ladies, be al lowed to leave the car. The con ductor finally said that he would let the passengers off, but they must first sign their names to their tickets which they were given by the motor man on entering the car. This be ing complied with the passenger? were allowed to leave the car. Halt an hour afterwards the car was stiL stalled in the same spot. ASKS $10,000 FOR PERMANENT HURT TO CHILD Claiming that his seven year old son will be permanently crippled as a result of Injuries received when the boy was struck by an automobile. Frank Roda of Greenwich, has brought suit against William B. Self, of Greenwich, owner of the car, for $10,000 damages. The action is re turnable to the November term of court It Is claimed that the boy was struck by the car as he was crossing a street In Greenwich. Reckless driving on the part of Self is alleged. It Is said that the boy, Pasquale Roda, suffered a slight fracture of the skull, concussion of the brain and is now a victim of paralysis. The accident happened October 11. 491fl! Antofagasta, Chile. Nov. 5 The atrlke which broke out here this week among the harbor' workers and which threatened tov affect the exportation of nitrate Is, In- the way of settlement. It is hoped' that an agreement be- i ;weeM striking workmen and their empldyers will be reached tomorrow. C a. m. 4:45 p. 8-2S p. 3:32 a. iii iii. in. m. Low mater 1:57 a. PRICE TWO CENTS "The strike is a violation of law. As long as it continues we are going to proceed in the courts. The dispute between the mine owners and work ers is an entirely different question that they can settle in their own way. The government cannot tolerate con tinued violation of the law such as this strike constitutes." Refusal of the government to va cate the injunction means a long fight in the coal fields, while its withdrawal would have opened the way for settlement of the strike with in 48 hours, according to Edgar Wal lace, legislative representative of the United Mine Workers of America. "If the injunction were withdrawn the scale committees representing miners and operators could get to gether in 24 hours and settle their differences at one sitting," Wailac-. said. "The strike, however, would not be called off until a new wage agreement was reached." The miners' committee, with power to accept the new agreement, could call off the strike without referring me question to a delegate convention. Wallace said. "President Lewis' statement that the minors would be willing to nego tiate without reservations," he added, "simply means that he would start with a new slate, without regard to previous demands, which the opera tors refused to grant." These demands were a five-day week, a six-hour dny and a wage in croase of Oft pr cent., Wallace ex plained, however, that they were not arbitrary but wore put forward as a basis of negotiation. Indianapolis, Nov. 5 When in formed of the statement of Judge Ames, assistant attorney-general. John L. Lewis, acting president of the United Mine Workers of America said today that he had no comment to make. "My statement last night cover the situation," Mr. Lewis said. ECIDE ON TEMPORARY LEGISLATION To Continue Government Guaranteed Returns to Railroads After Jan. 1. Washington, Nov. 5. Temporary legislation continuing government guaranteed returns to the railroads after their return to private control January 1 until such time as Congress can enact permanent legislation vir tually was decided on today by the Senate Interstate Commerce Commis sion. Committee members said the presi dent was determined to turn back the railroads next January and that as there was little, likelihood of the enactment of the pending permanent railroad bill by that time, some tem porary expedient would have to be adopted. Chairman Cummins arranged today for conferences with Chairman Esch of the House Committee and repre sentatives of the railway executives to discuss the- temporary legislation, which he said probably would be pre sented next week. SNOW IN NEW ENGLAND. - Boston, Nov. 5 The first genera snow storm of the , season struck northern New Kngland today. In Vermont, New Hampshire, Northorc Maine and western Jdassr chusetts the fall was inches doep while along the coast it was limited to . occasional flurries at intervals In a heavy rain. The down pour was accompanied by a strong northwest c&le. San rises . . . Sun sets . . . . IMrli va:r . Moon sc'.s . .