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THE WEATHER For Bridgeport and vi cinity: Fair tonight; Tues day Increasing clondlness fol lowed by showers. VOL. 56 NO. 94 EST. 1790 iVo Men Held on Ser ious Charge Under $2, 000 Bonds 40 Cases Nolle d Others Closed by Calling Bonds Mayor Ring. Leader in Clean-up Continuance of nearly all cases against alleged keep ers of gambling and disor derly houses, in the City court, and an expression of firm belief that a great vice trust which has been operate ing in this city is about to be exposed, marked the devel opments today of Bridge port's latest and greatest i police scandal, which broke Saturday night when more than 100 detectives from the Burns agency in New York City stepped in over the heads of the local police, and acting under orders from Mayor Clifford R Wilson and the Police Ctanmssisioii ers raided 22 dives in var ious sections of ihe city Excite-meet was rfCe at poKce -lieadqwtrfcesq? ttits mwiwftR, jst be fore the orpimiTfg t the City Oowrt, 4 na sm-ach as It w eacpeeted that "person who were a!ke In SAtArrVfcy nighf- raids wwrtd present evidence v.hich w"ad implicate the' polios w ith a. vice rntr witfch In allegied to "have been rVrarrtsfitrajr la t2als ettyi The contin-wawoe of most of " the cases pastpooed tlits action tor the time (being, howewen, and lwflt nethimi? en cnt statement fram the Slew Trfc detectives to strew that a Ties trwst ever existed hwe. (Ooatinu.d on LMl IB B UfimtUi EOT COMPANY t lotor Car Painter Wins Bight To Occupy Building. John Haphy proprietor of a gar-g-? at West aventre axid Joliia street, Jias been enjoined by order of the sn jerior court from eSec43Bgr Johm Uahra from the top floor of the boildsaag Tvh-ere Tahrs has been co-nducring 7nilness nnder the n&roe of the Motor Car Painttos Oo. Judge Cartas graTit 'i3 the injimetkm xipon which there -p. ill be a hearing on the first Tuesday i n May. Lates aa3 he and R E. Shepherd leased tihe floor from Heapby yeto. 14 lust, hot on April 15 Shepherd and 1 Ahxs dSsso-lTed partnership. On the cine &ate Heephy is alleged to have -;ttein39ted to eject Lahrs from the tp floor ixnt no summary process pro ioediitsas were brought. Xo&rs claims lie offiered Heaptjy a month's rent lint the tattler refssed tlie money. ILhrs -) he enased tn tlxe basinet of Taintinfir a-irtomobiles axd will suffer p reat jmpmraaZ loss If Hea-phy carries mt his attempt at ejectment. Dam-.- q-es of ? 1,50 arc asked by Xahrs. Carry Your Lunch Is Newest Slogan New Tork, April IS The ehees o'.ub. which introdnced the South's overall "campaign to Xew Tork last -week, today started a brand new at- :c-k on high prices by urging overalls wearers and others to carry lunch 'rxes from home to work. Tolar and more" lunchfs are the reason for -the. ".-it est move. j Enthusiastic proponents of the idea i street, drivins a Ford in which was ' claim that in addition to the value of j Irene Fazekas, 21. of 1043 Howari citing a comparatively cheap, whole- , avenue, on laurel avenue, this morn rome homemade lunch considerable ' ing. turned suddenly into Norman lme, now spent in crowded restaur- j street to avoid collision with a Wad-,-ints at the noon houT, will be saved, j ham ice cream company truck which The club points out that this errtra i was going along the latter street, time, if spent in strolling in the fresh j The Ford failed to stand up under ; ir will be beneficial to the health. I the strain and collapsed when Green- i spun had turned the corner. Green- gt. Thomas. Ont., April 1! The ! spun sustained a contusion of the back overall crnaade in the TTrt states ! and Miss Fazeka?. thrown to the lias spread over the border to Canada and clubs have been organized here and at several nearby towns. More than S00 employes of the Michigan Central Railroad have joined the !.-"?-; club. - The V.'allaceburg, Out., r'.iib was organized today with a large membership. (Continued on Page Six.) Entered as second class matter at Bridgeport, Coqjl, under ITTEE TO HEAR SUITS This Will Facilitate Action In All Plaza Cases, In order to get quick action in the numerous suits brought against the city of Bridgeport by taxpayers whose property was taken for the Plaza or who are aggrieved by other tax ass essmets, Judsre Curtis of the Superior Court today appointed Attorney Jas. R. Wliwi er of New Haven, to act as a eommittee to hear all such casea The hearings wilt be started May S by Attorney Wheeler and it is ex pected that they will continue for several months-. Appeals by the AHing Rubber Co., Rosa Reich and Swift & Co., were on the trial ltei two weeks afro-, but Judge Curtis sug gested that as these cases would re quire o much time it would be a good'ptan to submit them to mttte-e. The lawyers in the cae d!4 not Agree to this -pl-an at the time MRS. CATT IS JOINT PRESIDENT Gfcenev-a, April 19 Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt of New Tort, presi dent of the International Woman Suffrage Allhmee, and Mrs. Mntieent Garrett, Fa wn?tt of London, Presi dent of the NatfesaJ TTnloo of Woman f?uKww Societies of Bnjrlaiid, have been named as oint presidents of the eighth congress of th Tntternsuttonail Wmu Suffrage Alliance, which will b held here from Jane 6 to Jfene 12. VJmcoontess Astor, the only woman member of the British perUanvent, is th latest delegate to tJ Consr3s to be named. Among otkers wbo will ttenS as de'enpaisK will be Mrs. Jv3?ras DanJols. wife of the TJntted Stsites Secretary of the K&vy. Throosh the First Federal Foreign BaaldBS associ-itkm foreign markets will be broosfat closer to Bridgeport factories, and the exchange of Ameri can goods for Xtaropean cash and commodities will he much facilitated. The charter is granted under the Edse Act. Application for the first; charter was made Jan. 15, IS 20. The Federal Reserve has approved and issued a permit. Bridgeport ia represented by Wal ter R. Ijastaar, president of the Amer loan Chain Co., Weed Chain Tire Grip Co., and Pratt & Cady Co. Also by Edmnnd S. Wolfe, president First -Bridgeport National Bank and secre tary and treasurer of the American Fabrics Co. Associated In this organization, the first of Its kind in the United States, are eleven cf the leading financial or sanixatioiis of Xesr Tork and NeK England, and some of the best known bankers, manxrffectsrers and business men in thee onntry. The Association will have a capital of $3.10.-9, consisting of Sl.OOfl shares with a par value of $10 a share. The facilities of the organization and participation in its stock will be extended to "Bridseport man-ofactur- prs rhroufih the First-Bridgeport Na tional batik, the member for thi city. The scope and objects of the asso ciation are sufficiently explained In the following letter, sent to those, in terested in foreism trade: (Continued on Page Seven.) TWO INJURED IN COLLISION George Greenspun. of 62 Herkimer street, sustained contusions of the head and lacerations of the hands. Both were treated by Dr. B. J. Burn? and taken home. " ' THE WEATHER. Fair' tonisht; Tuesday increas injr cloudiness followed by show ers, - J at the post office the aet of 1379 U.K. Labor Board Makes This Announcement Today. r Wlashitigton', April 19. -The raElroad laibor board announced today that it would not consider ooplaints from striking railroad men. The (board s statement said ft wwufd not "receive, entertain or consider" any application or eom-platnt from any parties who weire mot complying with the transportation act or who were not adopting every means to avoid interruption of the operation of the roads, growing out of amy dis putes! Immediately after the statement was made piiblic, spokesmen' from striking railroad men in New Tork, New Jersey, New England and thfl midd&o west were received 'by th board. They were a'ceompanied IbJ rfepresenta.ti'ves Eb-gran and P.JotMen- non of New Jersey. TRYING TO CUT LIVING COST E. H. Gary Gives This-Rea son For Not Raising St el Prices. Xew-Tbrk, April 1 Elbert H Gary, chairman of the United States Steel Corporation, informed the stock holders at the annual meeting in Ho boken today that the corporation waa holding down the prices of its pro ducts because of the high cost of living. Referrimr to inquiries made by stockholders as to why, in view of the great demand, the cost of pro duction and prices received by other manufacturers the prices of the cor poration's products had not been raised above those fixed by agree ment between the - industrial board and steel manufacturers on March 21, 191S, he said: "It seems to us the problem of high cost of Eying is Of convincing import ance. When the increasing tendency is to insist upon payment of unrea sonable soma for every commodity and for every service, so that the vicious whirl of advancement seems to be unending; we think there is a moral obligation on the part of every one of us to use all reasonable efforts (Continued on Page Six) SERGT. VIRELL S DEFENDANT Sergt. Frank Vh-eDJ of the State Police has been sued for divorce by Adrhuma Virelli of Fairfield, who charges her husband with Intolerable cruelty. The wife claims her husband has property worth $5,000 and sha asks the superior court to allow her alimony. She also asks for the cus tody of five minor children. Mr. and Mrs. Virelli were married in 1 896. It has been known that for the past few years the couple have not been living happily together. The di vorce action is returnable to the May term of court. HOPE TO ELECT MRS. MIN WAsfiingtott, April 1 9 American ization and patriotic educational cam paigns wre the chief subjects before the twenty-ninth annual continental congress of the Daughters of the American. Revolution which convened here this morning. Except for con tests for vice president, general of whom seven are to be named, if was eaid the election of officers probably would consume little time as practi cal agreement had been reached on all -others. Delegates from her homel state. Connecticut, predicted that Mrs. George Maynard Minor would be elected president general by acclama tion to succeed Mrs. George Thactier Guernsey. - STEAME ALLS FG ST A NO! j New Tork, April 19 The steamet j William O'Brien, which reported yes- east of Philadelphia, is taking water rapidly, according to a radio message received here today. l he message was relayed by the liner Baltic, which left here Saturday for Liverpool but there was nothing to indicate the Bal tic was near by. The coast guard cutter Seminole which left here today to aid the steamer T. A. Morse, has gone to the assistance of the O'Brien. The Morse which was returning to New Tork, now is heading for New London, ac cording to message received by naval communication service. The O'Brien, operated by the France and Canada Steamship Cor poration is an oil burner of 3,143 tons- and carries a crew of 40. She left here last Thursday with tons of coal for Rotterdam. 6,500 RC SS AND EVENIXO PAEMEB BRIDGEPORT, CONN., MONDAY, APRIL 19, 1920 -. - - : " t ' - - mftiun liuii i taswL , "I don't see why I should priv3 The Times any ammunition," said Mayor Clifford B, Wilson this morning when asked by a Times roporte who would pay tho bills for t lie Hnnis operatives implicated lit Batmv day night's raids, "jio, not Oiamimilinn," amended the mayor, "iiw formation.' "In dne tame,' eon tin tied the mayor in a milder manner, "every thing will he knows. I have no comment to make now on any angle of the. situation." ' An interestkig sidelight on Saturday's raid, conducted here over the heads of th local police and without their knowledge or co-operation la a passage taken from Mayor Wilson's annual1 message Jnne S, 1918, which is as follows t "The- police department now has a total of 288 offlewg and patrolmen and has demonstrated its ability to handle any situation which may arise. FIRE TSMEMENIMG 10 New Tork, April 19. Fire stsurUng on the steamship Halfried, which waa loaided with nitrates, today threatened the destruction of the Bush Terminal, in Brooklyn, one of the karsest steam ship terminals in the world. JPwo piers Qorokly cao3rt fire, and firemen attracted by (our alarms, endeavored to prevent other pi era tmxta&. Ajfter two es4osions were heard across the East river, ansbolances were sent to the terminal. Early re ports were that at least five men had been seriously hurt. Tugs from ali over New Tork harbor hurried to th scene to remove threatened ships to safety. Klepp Brothers, who operated th Halfried on charter, said she was un doubtedly a total loss. The vessel arrived from Christiania last Wednesday, her c&ro being mahrly nitrate tparSted in casks, and newsprint paper. The fire started in the nitarte. The vessel, 6,600 tons, was commanded by Captain OW Meyer and had a crew of 33. INTER-ALLIED COUNCIL OPE Allied Occupation of Ruhr District Con sidered. San Remo, April 19 (By The A. p.) The Interallied supreme council began its formal session here today. The meeting was opened punctually at the hour set, 11 a. m., in the Villa Cevachan, on the hills to the north west of the main town. Paris, April 19 Allied occupation of the Rhur basin in western Ger many is being, considered by allied premiers gathered at San Remo for the meeting of the supreme allied council this week, says the Petit Parisien. Premiers Lloyd George, Millerand and Nitti held a brief meet ing Sunday night and agreed, in prin ciple, on the necessity of forcing Ger many to disarm, the newspaper de clares, but were not agreed as to the best means of procedure. ORE RIOTIN IN LONDOND Belfast.' Ireland, April 19 There was renewed rioting in Londonderry Sunday evening between unionists and Sinn Feiners, the police clubbing both impartially. Revolvers were us ed freely. A youth named Mathew DeEhan was shot in the lung and lies in a critical condition. The fighting waa so fierce at Carlisle Bridge uiat ped estrians were unable to return to their homes and were stranded for tha night! ITOR RADICAL LE Prague, April 19 There is no question in the minds of the Czecho slovak authorities that the man ar rested at Marienbad on Saturday is Max Hoejz, the notorious Communist leader. Although the prisoner re fuses to make any statement, even concerning his identity, other Com munists who 3X6 under arrest declare positively that he is the much-wanted Saxon outlaw who for several weeks past has been terrorizing tha Plauen district by the raids of his band of several hundred men. The bandit, who had been closely pursued by Saxon government troops toward the Czecho-Slovak frontier, was arrested j after crossing Jnto Czecho-Slovak territory. ; G Until M ADER PRICE UNABLE TO CLEAR CAR Driver Backed Up Vehicle So As Not To Halt Traffic. Because he was carrying a basket ofc oal on his bicycle, John Price of Stratford was unable to get out of the highway before he was struck by a motor truck, according to testimony offered to -Coroner Phelan today. Earl Wyohe, 1305 Stratford avenue, who was with Price, said he saw the truck approaching and got out of the road but Price was unable to move so fast. John DeUmuth of Mllford, wriver of the car which hit price, said Ms lights were rather dim and he did not see the boy in the road. He declared he did not know the truck had struck anybody until somebody on the side walk ehouteu. At -the time of the ac cident Dullmuth was driving at a speed o" about ten miles an hour, he said. Sergt. Benjamin Smith of the Strat ford police department testified that Dellmuth told him his car waa on the trolley track so in order not to hold up traffic he backea the car. It was while this operation was taking place that Price was struck and fatally in jured. Coroner Phelan continued, the case for further evidence. ICK AS UADER" Caroe Bogotch, 57, of 6 LestMa street, became engaged in a "friendly" fight with Victor AHecaaibich of the same address during the course of which Victor used a large piece of fire brick as a. "persuaden," Caros receiving the full force of the argument in tha re gion of the right eye, raising what Is technically known as a "mouse" with a possible fracture of the frontal rijdge. lie was treated toy 'Dr. J. A-Max-weil of the JDmergenoy hospital. IERIDEN RAIDS BRING IN $460 Meriden, April 19 Following raids conducted over the week end by the city's new chief of ik- James J. Landrigan, the 'police court this morning imposed fin. unounting to $460. Tho saloonkeepers and a bartender, Frank Saalow, Joseph v:0, !t.i tniin T?affio riiri rri rnntwr a charge of sellinz liouor without a license and were fined $75 and costs each. Charles Grimes, pro prietor of an alleged gambling house in the Byxbee Block on Colony street, was fined $75 and nine frequenters $10 each. s 1 1 r r nr s s e i TO NEW- YORI Boston, April 19. An intercepted message from the steamship E. A, Morse to the coast guard cuttel Ac-uehnet early today said that tha Morse was not m UTigent need of as sistance, that the storm had .abated and she was returning to New TorS with one boiler working. The steamship bound from , New Tork for Genoa, sent out a distress call yesterday when s 200 miles east of New Tork, and the lAcushnet was or dered to her aid from Woods Hole. USED BR A "PERS i Subscription rates by mall: Daily 6.00 per year. One moothj Dally SO cents; 179 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport WITH 8,000 FREIGHT TAKE STRIKE VOTE TONIGHT LITTLE ' CHANCE FOR COMPROMISE STRIKE ENDS IN N. Y. DISTRICT. Chicago, April 19 Threat of a new strike among rail road employes in the Ghieago district today confronted claims of railroad managers and brotherhood officials that the "insurgent" switchmen's strike had been broken and the situation rapidly was returning to normal. Eight thousand freight handlers and 30,000 railroad clerks employed on all lines entering Chicago will take a strike vote tonight after a conference today with the rail road heads, George A, Worrell, Chairman of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Clerks announced. He said he had been empowered to speak for all the clerks and freight handlers. Worrell did not announce demands to be presented but said there "seemed little chance f compromise" and the men probably would strike Tuesday. .": New Tork, Aiprtl 19. Virtually nor mal passenger service and resumption of hewvy freight traffic marked whmt railroad officials today said was the end of the strike of railroad workers in the (New Tonk distriot. Nearly all the men who went on strike were reported back at work and the railroads annooneed none of them had been refused! re-emtptoy-ment ffliamy of the men returned with the assertion tiiey were not on sti-Ike but bad been tsddrag a vacation. No questions were asfced. Freight congestion in terminals twos serioua today and raflnay omclali think it wiQ beBe4Feral days befiire 11 can be cleared. - Railroad managers announced they would continue efforts to fin places of employes who have not returned. The Pennsylvania, the Long Island, the Central of New Jersey, and the New Tork, New Haven and Hartford announced passenger service was 90 per cent, normal. The Lackawanna, The crew of the steamboat Nauga tuck deny emphatically that they took any part in the loading od unloading of that boat on any of her trips to this city since the strike of the freight clerks and freight handlers. The cargoes brought Friday and Saturday nights were unloaded by a gang of colored workmen who wera brought to this city from New Tork by rail and who marched to the dock escorted by police. On Friday night thirty of these men were engaged in unloading and oa Saturday night sixty arrived here They were taken hack to New Tork on. late trains and expressed greal dissatisfaction at the pay that wat given them for their work. They were promised 45 cents aa hour for eight hottrs work and 69 cents for all over eight hours, witn transportation. The agreement was kept, but they had only seven hours work and the pay did not come up to expectations.- ' There is only S cents an hour dif ference between the freight clerks and the New England Steamship Com pany. The clerks have been receiving 45 cents an hour and are demanding an Increase of 5 cents an hour. The raise was promised them some time ago and they were given to un CContinued on Page Six.) CONSIGNEES UNABLE 10 GET OWN Find Missing "Welfare Worker's Dead Body ARD FIG! ON POLISH London, April 19 Hard fighting in several sectors of the Polish front is reported by the Russian Soviet gov eminent in its communique issuea at Moscow on Sunday. An advance by the Reds in the Black Sea region also is annohnced. The statement reads: -i'ln the Borisov region we have beaten off the enemy's advance. In the Mozir region we are fiercely en gaged with the enemy on the River Beresina. In the region of Kame-netz-PodoIsk, northeast of Uschitza, the Red troops are successfully en gaged. "Along the Black Sea coast we flung back the enemy seven miles to the southeast of Laizerevskia." LABOR'S BEMAJVDS Paris, April 19. iDemands.for with drawal of 'French forces sent into German, cities east of the Rhine, abandonment of new colonial expedi tions, such as that in Syria at pres ent, and reelase of the class of 1918, from the colors, are made in a mani festo issued (by the general federation of labor in calling utpon workmen to join in the May day strike. These measures should (be adopted, it is said, to "show the world that France wishes for peace." iTlNG FRONT Sim rises - 5;lr9 a. Km sets . , f:3C p; m Ifraiprtii of Soy 13 h. S4 m, Day's Increase 4 h. BS mi High waiter ii. 1H53 a nu -; -: txtie p. m. PRICE TWO CENTS HANDLERS WILL which was seriously crippled by the walkout, posted a notice in its ferry- houses that "all train service starts at 6 a. m. today, strike over. Train despatchers of the fegr Tork Central reported 95 per cent, of the strikers had reported for work. Tha Erie was still greatly handicapped and nearly all Its suburban trains operated today were manned by vol unteers. Normally 100 trains are run by the .Erie for commuters but1 only thirty were reported operating today. The Pennsylvania's 6:50 o'clock local for Philadelphia was ran this morn ing for the first time since the strike began. Iutareaaed feii'y juilui enotbged commuters from Nflw Jersey to reach tiieir work in Manhaitian', aftnonglt the (HtadEon tubes, through which much of this trafflo normally flows remained closed. The OESadBon and Manhattan railroad which operates the tubes, announced that service (Continued on Page Sx GOODS NECESSARY TO ACKLE MAN Wakeman Proves Hard ' Case For Officer To Becoming violent this mornmtf about 8 o'clock, Joseph Wakeman. 86, of 1447 "Wood avenue, who has been acting queerly for some time, proved one of the worst eases the Emer gency hospital staff has had to han dle in some time. A call was first sent Jn from tho Wood avenue address for a policeman and by the time the Emergency am bulance arrived the patrolman was perfectly willing to receive assist ance. Arrived at the Emergency hospital. Wakeman struggled, kicked and at tempted to bite and It was necessary to shackle him hand and' foot to get him to Hillside home, where he will be held for observation. Parte, April 19. The body of JSBss Mary EHera Appel, of AHentown, Pa., a Society of Friends welfare worker who had been missing since April 7, was found in a clump of trees in tho , vicinity of Versailles last evening. Twa boys made the discovery. The body was placed in the Versailles mcrgae to await an autopsy. A -preliminary examination gave no evidence of violence. The body still bore a considerable sum of money and some articles of jewelry. Thl searchers also found several letters sealed and addressed to members of Miss Appel's family. She had been in France a year and had just returned from a vacation. CAPTAIN HELD AFTER MUTINY Havana, April 19. Captain Q. B. Vlsthem of the TTrated State Shipping Board steamer iLake W18Son has toeen arrested and lodged in the mumcipal jail at Matansas, following a nratinty on board the vessel in that port last ndgtat. The trouble is reported to heave resulted from a quarrel among mem bers of the crew, and Captain - Vis them is !being held on a charge of using firearms. Three members of the crew were seriously injured dur ing tie trouttfe, it is reported.