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Subscription rates by mall: Dally $6.00 per year. One
month. Dally 50 esnts. 179 Fairfield Am. Bridgeport
VOL. 56 NO. 198 EST. 1790
Entered as second claas matter at the wat office
at Bridgeport. Conn, under tne act of 1ST
Abandon Lukow, 68
Miles' From Warsaw,
and the, Bolsheviki
Representative at the
Peace Conference De
clares That Russia Has
No Desire to Interfere
With the Integrity of
London. Aug. 20 The Stussian so
viet forces have abandoned Lukow, 68
miles southeast of Warsaw and Ra
din, 80 miles to the southeast, accord
ing to yesterday's communique issued
br the Afnsrnw eovernment. The
statement claims that the Poles were
driven back seven miles from Cie
' cbanow, 45 miles northwest of War
saw. The statement reads:
"The fighting- at Plonsk continues.
' Southwest of Clechanow we have
: driven back the enemy. We are
6en miles from Clechanow.
"We have abandoned Lukow and
Bad In and fighting 13 proceeding for
' Bleta and Wlodawa. (Biela' is 25
'.miles northwest of Radin and Wlo
dawa 42 miles southeast of Radin).
In the Cholra and Hrubieszow re-
. gions (sou the ant of Lublin) our ad
vance) continues."
' Minsk, Russia, Aug. 20 Ey The
'A. P.) Soviet Russia. -is eager for
the establishment of peace with Po-
' land and does not desire to Interfere
.'with the integrity of that country
said a Bolshevik representative In ad
, dressing Polish delegates to the peace
1 conference here today.
After an exchange of views an ad
journment was taken so that the dele-
nodi In Gbarze.
Paris. Aug. 20. The milfoary snc
'l cesses of the Poles continued, yester
. day, according to a report to the f or-
, eign oflfre. today from the military
( mission In Warsaw, under plans elafb
, orated ty the. French general Wety-
irand and his staff of mora than 600
All theso officers ffbw are either ac-
lively In command of the forces that
tare freeing Warsaw from the Russian
i Soviet menare or are aiding the Pol
. ish commanders. '
French and Polish, cooperation In
i the commands of the various forcea
now has reached a satisfactory stage.
,J. J. Jussnnand and Lord. CrAlbernon,
iwijw Uty.ly the heads of the 'French
land British missions to Poland have
rreturoed to Warsaw from Posen for a
j conference with General Weygand
land the Polish staff. The situation
t Ttanzig Is stfll rousing worry but it
kls expected to be cleared op wlicn two
; French battleships now on the way
(there arrive and offer Sir Reginald T.
Towwv the aHied high commissioner
ie-t Danzig sufficient forees to control
tne docks and. permit the unloading
of Polish munitions.
London. Aug. 20 (By The A. P.)
i The second sitting of the Rnsso-
I Polish peace conference at Minsk took
I place yesterday and a " summary of
i Russia's terms was communicated to
the Poles. They were substantially the
ame as those the Russian delegation
' published in London, says a Moscow
I official statement received in London
. Stated orders for the conference
i were agreed upon. Toward the end
I of the session the Russian delegates
iwotested against the Pole's efforts to
, drag the negotiations, the statement
Poles Complain.
Warsaw, Aug. 19. Polish , delegates
' in their way to Minsk to meet repre
sentatives of the Soviet government
of IRustua encountered interminaible
'delays and were forced to merely
crawl along over ruined roads in tine
'tatt1e zone east of this city, says a
delayed despatch from The Associated
Press correspondent who accompan
ied the party.
Membem of the party suffered from
Jiun&er and lack of sleep. ,
One of the conditions laid down by
the Poles was. that they' should be
fermltted to exchange messages with
the government here but it was stated
at the foreign office today that- no dir
ect reports had been received from
M. Dom.bski and Ills colleagues. Only
meagre detaila of the journey to
JMinsk have been received from The
Associated Press correspondent. His
report ef the journey as far as Brest
Mtovsk was sent by wireless from
'that city to Moscow after being trans
lated into French and then forward
ed to. Warsaw,
The Polish Advance,
Warsaw, Aug, 20, The extreme'
fight wing of the Polish army is
rnarching on Brest Litovsk, on the
Bug river, 120 miles east of Warsaw,
SjOcording to an offteial statement is
sued today. The right wing has eap
tured Sled lea and Bieisk,
The left wing has takes Puitusk,
ubout thirty five miles north of War
saw and is continuing its progress in
the direction of Miawa, In the een
tev, the Polish forces are marching in
the direction' of Ostralenka, 22 miles
southwest of Lomsa.
There will be a meeting of the
. prries, rates and service commission
fyf tfca transportation committee at
fhs Chamber of Commerce efilca, to,
rn or row at 4 o'ciocfc. The men will
Hsrnws Uu coal situation. .
The U. S. Cruiser St. Louis together
of all European naval forces has been
Total, in The Times Contest
at Noon Today, Was Trol
leys 481, Jitneys 323.
The vote in the Jitney-trolley con
test in the Times at noon today was
481 for the trolleys to 323 for the Jit
neys. (Here are some of the remarks:
In favor of the jitneys:
"Jits for mine. Discard some of
the old jits and you won't need any
"The criticism of the Jitneys savors
of the trolley crew."
"No fair minded person could criti
cize the jitneys." '
"Let the fellow who calls others
foreigners look back. It is only a
few years ago that his grandfather
came to this country an immigrant."
jitneys win eventually -replace
trolleys. Why not now.?"
"Bridgeport has been the joke of
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Boston, Aug. 20. Miss Annie
Stone, at the age of 101 years, does
not Intend to allow the -new day for
women to pass without havirfe her
say, and has registered for the right
to go to the polls in November.
At the home for aged men and wo
men where she is an inmate, sle ex
pressed a lively interest In the na
tional campaign. She enjoys good
health and up to three years ago was
active as a writer.
London. Aug. 20. The consistory at
Rome has sent Arcbjbishop Mannix of
Australia a strong exhortation urging
moderation In his treatment of Bri
tish political questions, according to a
British official message from Rome
the common pleas court, this
morning, three cases were filed,
which are returnable to the Septem
ber term of the court. Conrad
Klrcher of Greenwich- vs. John J.
Guider, of Greenwich, claims that he
loaned the defendant $500 on May
10, and asks the court for" damages
for that amount. William Peck, of
Greenwich, vs. Donald Burns, of
Greenwich, claims damages for $900
for Injuries received In an auto col
lision between the two, Frederick
Menick of Port Chester, N, T vs. F,
R.. Kimbly, of Greenwich, damages
for J 600 for injuries received in an
automobile collision.
An important real estate deal was
completed last week in- South-port
when the beautiful residenca of Sim
on Banks was sold to L. Richards. Iff.
PL'ohards is the manejger of (Hotel (M&
jestic in New York,
Temperature At 46
Early This Morning
Country dweTlers this morning had
a chance to think of the price of coal
for the temperature was hovering al
together too close to the point where
the pond shows a coating of ice. . In
y the higher
places the . temperature
was at 46 early in the moraine while
Jla other places it was around 60. That
with six destroyers and commanded
ordered toDanzig.
Second District
In Circular Sent To Voters
Flay Mayor
Warm Language to Men
Who Will Take Part
in the Primaries To-
. night. x .
One of the hottest primary battles
in years is expected in the Second
District Republican primary tonight
where keen opposition to Mayor Wil
son has developed and an effort will
be made to oust him and his support
ers. The police have been asked to
have men on hand to handle any sit
uation, according to some of the lead
ers in the opposition.
Today every voter on the primary
list received a circular letter signed
by Charles R. Crowther, David J.
O'Brien and William C. Imlahyjaf, the
opposition in which they say :' "V"' "
"We- ask your support at the pri
mary for the benefit of the City of
Bridgeport, and not for the benefit
of any one person or a few individuals
who place the City's interests second
to their own.
"We are not in favor of present of
fice holders in the City Hall, because
of their reckless expenditure of the
City's funds,, and their utter disregard
in providing schoolrooms for our
school children.
"They can find funds to take down
the bridge at Steeplechase Island on
a cost plus basis; it has now cost the
city more to tear down that bridge
than It originally cost to build it.
Better give it to the junk man or let
him take it away for nothing.
They attempted to cut through
Broad street, but owing to the poor
financial condition of our city, the
banks refused to buy the City's bonds
to ibe used for such a purpose. The
crowd in City hall now recommend
doing aT" portion of the work, so that
the options on the property that
would have to be purchased by the
City for the Broad street extension
could still ibe held by the City hall
crowd and disposed of to the City at
a profit.
They cannot build school houses.
but they can find money to pay the
Burns men, who were irruported Into
our city, to advertise, them and dis
grace our police force, but our police
force was, In the end, vindicated and
showed that they had done their duty.
Tour vote in the iprimary Is neces
sary to "begin to rid the City of a lique
which is -doing the City, more harm
than good. It is not the Republican
administration any longer, it is just a
clique operating for the benefit of a
few individuals.
The (beginning of all politics is at
the primary; you owe it to your City
to vote at the primary; you owe It to
yourself as a man to exercise the
privilege which is yours. ,
The twenty minute parking ordin
ance that was recently adopted at
a meeting of the Common Council
is working out without any eom
plaints so far according to an an
nouncement made at Police Head
quarters this morning. Merchants in
the restricted district on whose com
plaint the eld ordinance regardin
'o parking" was . rescinded said this
morning that their sales are already
showing an 'increase since the new
ordinance went into effect, The police
are eut to strietiy enferee the twenty
minute parking time and any vio
lators who may toe picked up will be
fined not more than 159 for eaeh
was a drop of atoout twenty five de
grees from the. weather of the past
two weeks and while the cool air
everywhere; this morning jwas refresh
ing it .brought to mind a 1 little too
strongly the matter of unfilled coal
bins and the possible scarcity of coal
this winter. - ,i '
- .,-....:.
by Admiral Huse (insert) in charge
And His Crowd
Edward S. Wolf e," President
of First National Bank
Discusses Conditions With
The Times. '
""Yes, business is slowing down. In
some lines much more than in others.
Many manufacturers are short on
orders. This is due to the fact that
you and I and everyone else has
slowed up on buying for the reason
that it has come to be very generally
believed that it will be possible to
buy what we want much cheaper in
two or three months. This of course
tends at once to slow up manufacture
for the manufacturer is not so far
from the consumer as most people
Edmund S. Wolfe, president of the
First Bridgeport National Bank had
interrupted his work to see a Times
man and answer his query concern
ing present and future business con
ditions. ,
"If the people stop buying from
the retailer," he continued, "the re
tailer must of - course stop buying
from the jobber and the jobber in
turn from the manufacturer. The
manufacturer with no orders must
shut down his plant. This causes a
surplusage of labor. These condi
tions bring a drop in prices which
starts people, buying again, and as
soon as the buying commences man
ufacturing starts up once more. You
see these things move around in an
economic oircle which tends to re
adjust itself and put things right
"Would you say that we are just
starting in to move around this cir
cle?" the Times man asked.
"No I would say that we were al
ready very far around it and that
when it is complete . and business
(Continued on Page Ten.)
New York, Aug. 20. Carl Mays,
who pitehed the ball that fatally in
jured Ray Chapman, was lying in his
home here today suffering from a
nervous breakdown.
This ibecanie known when an -...official
of the Yankees appeared in traffic
court pleaded guilty for . Mays to a
charge of speeding last month and
paid a J25 fine. Mays has not played
since resumption of the New-York
Cleveland series nor has he been seen
at the Polo Grounds,
VPlainfield, Conn., Aug, 20. If the
Providence and Danielson trolley line
ceases operation next month, as is an
nounced, 3,500 quarts of milk daily
sent from towns between ' Danielson
and Providence to the latter eity will
be cut off. On September 16 the
Westerly and Norwich line 'will prob
aibiy cut off 3,760 quarts daily.'
. Milk producers are trying to settle .
on a plan to do marketing direct by
means of motor trucks, establishing a
central station in Providence for dis
tribution, and avoiding the sending of
milk by railroad. The middle men
would also - be eliminated and .the
puiblic would get milk at lower rate
by purchasing dinect f rtanv the produc
ers. If the experiment-can be made
successful in- Providence the aim
would toe to introduce 'the rae plan
into Boston.
HERE Dfiriiic flf Qtatp
Will; Be
Unable To
Handle the Great Rush
of Women Gov. Hol
comb Says He Hasn't
Decided on Extra Ses-
Bridgeport will be unable to make
2 3,000 or more women voters in the
seven days designated- October 8 to
1 5 because those women who want
"to be made" as well as some .men
will not all appear before the select
men at the proper time, according to
members of the Board of Registrars.
If the ones to be made would keep
the selectmen busy from 9 a. m. to
8 p. m. on the seven days there might
be a chance to completing the job,
but such has never happened and in
the opinion of the registrars it never
Since yesterday more than a dozen
women had filed applications to be
made "voters for the November elec
tion and the registrars expect there
will le a ruf-h of women within a
short time. So far, the women who
: will be entitled to vote aire not sure
that the privilege will be given thm
and for that reason are holding back,
but the registrars believe when the
matter is settled that they will be
entitled to vote then there will be a
long list of applications filed.
The registrars believe that some
thing sriould be done to remedy this
situation before hundreds of persons
who will want to vote are turned
away without being made- voters and
the time to do anything of "this kind
will be before October 8th when the
selectmen will hold their opening
While it is probable that many
thousands of the women will not be
made enough will apply to make the
work of the board impossible.
Holcomb Still Considering
... Hartford.u Conn.,' Aug. 20 'Til be
mighty glad when the whole question
is cleared up." This- was the state
ment of Governor Holcomb today re
garding the suffrage situation. The
governor, who is spending a few days
at the Holcomb homestead in New
Hartford, would not commit himself
on the question of whether or not he
would call a special session . for' the
purpose of changing the state laws so
that the enrollment of Connecticut
women as voters would be facilitated.
In his first statement on suffrage
sirtce ratification by the Tennessee
legislature, Governor Holcomb said:
"Everything will be done that is
found to be necessary to allow women
to vote." "
It was pointed out to the governor
that the Hartford registrars of voters
as well as those of other cities and
towns had said that the one week in
October allowed by law would not be
sufficient for the enrollment of the
theusands of women voters as well as
the hundreds of men who will want
their names on the voting lists. "I
cannot say anything about that until
I have given it more consideration,"
was the governor s comment.
Hyman Schneider of 186 Wheeler
avenue failed to put in an appearance
in the City Court this morning to
a.nswer vto a charge of being drunk
and forVeiled bonds of $15. An
amusing incident in connection . with
the case happened in the court while
the clerk was doling out the thrice
uttered cry of "Hyman Schneider ap
pear in court to save yourself from
bail." From the depths of one of
the cells in the rear of the court room
came the sound of a whiskey tenor
warbling an Irish air. Thinking that
it was Schneider Officer Tom Gerrity
rushed to the cell but found the
singer was not the man wanted at
that particular ' moment. The singer
was hushed up and the court went
on. -
John Gibbons of 235 James street
received a laceration of the scalp
when he was hit toy a piece of metal
while at work .at the Locomobile com-
pany yesterday.
Bridgeport Now Faces
A. Real Beer Famine
As a result of a series of sensational
liquor raids made by Federal men
yesterday on . . saloons and three
breweries in this city. Bridgeport
will be faced "with a beer famine in
side of two weeks according to infor
mation secured from the federal
agents and other sources .this morn
ing. The three Ibrewc-ries that were
visited yesterday and whee a test of
samples obtained by the Federal men
showed that,, all three were violating
the Volstead Act in producing beer
that averaged from one half of one
per cent to five per cent were
still working this morning -un
der permission of the Federal men so
that they may clean up the products
that were in the making process when
the raids were made yesterday.
It was announced Ty the-, Federal
authorities this morning that as far
as shipping out of any of the products
of the. places was concerned the place
was closed , and that within 48; hours
dating from 11 o'clock yesterday
morning when the raids were started
the breweries would be forced to sus-
EH HQ HUH a B IV H BE H mi ti I
Motion for Reconsideration
of the Ratification Vote
Will Be Made Today.
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 20 Anti
suffragists were prepared today to
seek reconsideration of the vote by
which the Tennessee House ratified
the federal suffrage . amendment.
Speaker Walker.who changed his vote
from nay to aye so he could move
reconsideratiofl, said he would make
a motion that the House rescind its
action. His privilege to do so un
der the House rules expires tonight.
Suffragists said the vote in their
favor would be greater than Wednes
day's ballot of 50 to 46.
Suffrage opponents, however, an
nounced that - 47 members of the
House had signed a pledge to vote
to reconsider the ratification resolu
tion. Four thousand persons last night
attended an anti-suffrage mass meet
ing at which Speaker Walker outlined
plans- for a battle on the floor of the
House today.
The Davidson county grand jury
which yesterday was instructed by
Judge J. D. B. Debow' to investigate
charges that improper . attempts had
been made to influence legislators' in
their consideration of the suffrage
question, was expected to continue
hearing of testimony today.
. Two affidavits alleging that a suf
frage advocate had attempted to
bribe Representative Harry T. Burn,
Republican, were published yesterday
in two Nashville snewspapers.
Antwerp, Aug. 20 Allen Wood
ring, Meadowbrook clu$ Philadel
phia, won the 200 metre dash at the
Olympic ga-mes today in 22 seconds.
The record is 21 3-5 seconds, made
by A. Hahn, of the United States, at
St. Louis, in 1904. t
Charles W. Paddock, Los Angeles
A. C, finished second; H. F. Ed
ward, England, third; Lorin Murchi
son, New York A. C, fourth; G.
Davidson, New Zealand, fifth, and
Oosterlaapo, South Africa, sixth.
Lorin Murchison, N. Y. C. A., won
the first semi-final heat of the 200
metre dash. H. F. Edward, England
was second and G. Davidson of New
Zealand, third. M. M. Kirksey,
Olympic club, San Francisco, ran
fourth and was eliminated. The
winner's time was- 22 1-5 seconds.
The second semi-final was won by
Allen Woodring, Meadowbrook cluo,
Philadelphia, in 22 2-5 seconds with
Charles W. Paddock, Los Angeles A.
C second; Oosterlaap of South
Africa, was third.
.George S. Schiller, Los Angeles A.
G, also was eliminated in the first
Frank J. Shea, TJ. S. Navy, captured
the second heat in 50 seconds flat.
G. , M. Butler, England, was second
and Dafel, South Africa, third. J. E.
Meredeth of the N. Y. A. C-, finished
fourth and was eliminated. Thus
there "was but one American left for
the final.
B. G. D. Rudd. the South African
crack,, won the final heat of the 400
metres run. His time was 49 3-5 sec
onds, 1 2-5 seconds slower than the
record. G. M. Butler. England, was
second, Engdahl, Sweden, third, and
Frank J
1 fourth.
Shea, United States Navy,
pend operation entirely Until, such
time as the legal tangle is straighten
ed out and the. penalty has been paid.
No a.rrests have been made as -yet
and there will probably not be any.
According to the Federal men this
morning the procedure in such cases
is to take a complete inventory of the
place and an audit of the books
showing how much stuff has been
turned out since last January 16 and
then impose a double tax as a .penalty
for violation of exceeding the one and
one-half per cent, of alcohol in the
beer. It is expected that when the
audit of the books is completed that
the penalties of the three breweries
will amount to over $1,000,000.
. At the offices of the Home Brewer
ies, company on Hallam street the of
ficials of the company would.- make
no statement in regard to the mat
ter. Fifty men will be affected by
the shut down gat that place. . At
the offices of the Connecticut Brew
eries on North Washington avenue,
(Continued on -Page . Seven. )
American Legion (Con
vention Opened at 9
O'clock TJiis Morning
Gen. Clarence . R.
Edwards, Commander
of the Famous 26th,
Arrived at 1 O'clock
This Afternoon.
Two hundred delegates, " among
them five women, representing' 70 of
the 92 posts of the legion in this
state, had registered when the con
vention was opened by Department
Commander Philo C. Calhoun, of
Bridgeport. Previous to the opening
of the session there was a parade of
the Harry W. Congdon post, through
Fairfield avenue and Main street, and
a band concert by the Wheeler and
Wilson band, in the Stratfield.
The meeting was formally opened '
at" 11:10 o'clock and Commander Cal-
houn announced that several guests
who were expected had failed to ar
rive. He then made nown to the dele,
gates a portion of the day's program.
A luncheon will be served at 2
o'clock in the hotel, atw;hich the dele
gates will be the guests of the Cham-,
ber. of Commerce, and the Kiwanis
and Rotary clubs. General Clarence
R. Edwards, former commaner. of the '
26th Division,, whp is ' to. ..arrive ..iters
at 1 o'clock, will make his first ap
pearance at the luncheon.
Through the courtesy of Mr. and
Mrs. Poli, a special performance for
the benefit of the delegates, alter
nates and guests will be given in
Poli's theatre at 8:30 'o'clock tonight:
rnis will be followed by an entertain
ment at the local post's headquarters
in Golden .Hill street.
An announcement was made that .
delegates will be taken for trips in an
aeroplane owned by the Connecticut
Aerial Navigation company, for $10 . a
person. Funds contributed by the. first
15 passengers will go to the company
and the remainder to the . American
Legion. The Algonquin and Elks
Shore Clubs have extended courtesies
to the delegates.
Letters of regret at not being, ajbja -
to atte-nd -the convention were receiv-.
ed from George . W. Wheeler, chief
justice of the Supreme Court of Con
necticut, Ex-President William How- -
ard Taft and Governor Marcus H. -
Holcomb. All of these intended guests
are enjoying" vacations at the ' present
time. .
A letter was also read from Rev.
Francis A. Kelley, national chaplain,
in which he explained that he is con
fined to a hospital as the result of
an automobile accident, and therefore
unable to attend.
R. G. Jones, head of the Bureau .
of War Risk insurance telegraphed
that he will be in attendance tomor
row. . - tv? --v;:
Upon a motion from the floor. Com
mander Calhoun appointed the fol
lowing committees:
Committee on Credentials: Rev. H
F. Cassidy, John Pickett, C. E. Lock
hart and James J. Rooney. Commit
tee on Rules: Justus Fennel. E. Earl '"
(Continued on Page Six)
Mike Tukaszinski, a jitney driver,, of
605 Arctic street, who was arrested
on East Main street, on Wednesday,
was arraigned in the City Court this
morning on a charge of overloading
his bus and fincH $8 by Judge Wifder,
$1 a head for the eight persons who
were over the limit.
Two other violators of ifhe state -
automobile laws were in -the City
Court this morning before Judge Wil
der. Julian Momfort of 62 Colora
do avenue, charged with operating his
car with, the muffler opened, had his
case nolled on the payment of $2.
Anthony Licata of 1176 Main street,
who was arrested on Seaview avenue,'
last night . for operating a jitnev
without a public - service license, had
the case nolled against him on the
payment of $15. He told the judge
that he had made application for a
license. Captain Walker of the traf
fic division testified that he had re
fused to grant Licata a. license be
cause in his judgment he was not fit .
to drive a bus as he did not meet -the -requirements
in- regard to knowing
the streets on his run..
New Haven, Aug. 20 Unsettled
weatheT, probably f ollowed. -by.- show-
ers Saturday. 'r -,
For Connecticut: Cloudy tonight;
Saturday showers; no change in
temperature; moderate east to south
winds. "
Weather conditions: Showers have
occurred in the western and southern
districts during the last . 21 ..hours. -Cloudy
weather prevails generally'
this morning east of the Rocky
Mountains except in New England.-A
long trough of low pres3ureextends
from New Mexico, northeastward to
upper Michigan. Th9 northern area
of high pressure which has low" tem
peratures in .this vicinity during - the
last 48 hours is now passing out tar"
sea. The temperature is rising .n
the central sections. . ' - t '--. -
Conditions for this vicinity favor
increasing .cloudiness with slowly ris-,
ing temperature - followed by local
showers, .. . .- ... j - i

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