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XHE WEATHER
Sun rises ... .VTV-. . 6:12 a. m.
Sun sets 7:36 p. m.
Length of Day IS b. 27 m.
Day'B Decrease ....... 3 m.
High water ...10:11 p. m.
Moon sets .... 3:26 a. m. .
Losv water 4:18 a. m.
Bridgeport and vicinity
Fair tonight and Friday mod
erate temperature; moderate
rate to fresh northeast to
north winds.
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Secretory Of-State Co
JFMEY
Trolley Cars Will
Be Running Here
Again Labor Day
Council on Monday Night Will Request the Trol
leys to Come Back and Will Pass Regulations
on Jitneys Jitney men Say That They Are
Perfectly Satisfied to Have the Trolleys Come
Back Do Not Want To Be Eliminated.
The Common Council at the special meeting called by the
rmayor for Monday night will'probably request the trolley com
ipany to resume service in Bridgeport. The Council will also
Uass ordinances regulating the jitney in accordance with the
recommendation of the mayor's committee. There will prob
Lably also he a notice to the company that if it cannot see its
way clear to renew the service under the conditions the city
hvill be obliged to take steps to either tear up the tracks or seek
& forfeiture of the company's charter.
When asked relative to his attitude?
iro the report of the Mayor's Lom
i mission on the trolley-jitney situation
President Storrs of the Connecticut
Company said this morning: "I have
?tfhe report before me now and have
not as yet had time to examine it
I thoroughly. Until I have given It
; careful study I wfll not he ahle to give
any definite statement as regama
kettitude on the matter."
I "If the trolley company does not
t immediately resume its service in this
J city now without waiting even for the
"passage of an ordnance or ure hiuct
men It will show that they do not in
tend to cater to the wishes of the peo
ml of this city and are not looking
Lout for the hest Interests of the trolley
company." said Percy T. IAtchfleld,
chairman of the Mayor's Traffic Com
mission, which eohmittea its prelimi
nary report to Mayor Wilson y ester-
Way.
! twflleve. however, fihat the trolleys
1 be (running in this city by leaner
iay, as President Storrs has express
ed to the commission, a desire to co
operate with it and also to resume
rvioe at once.
"The report which we have mads
itand my knowledge that the aldermen
will pass an ordinance embodying the
recommendations of the report are
eufflceirt inducement to the Connect
icut Company to resume."
It will take about a week after the
jorder Is issued by the trolley officials
ftto get the cars and 'tracks in readi
fenesn for the resumption of service and
p. (believe that within a weekbut sure
ty by Labor Day the people of the
lMir will see trolleys on all the old
routes."
1 "The fares at first win be the same
nfl are now in force throughout the
rest of the state, that is. seven cent3
rwlthln the city limits and six cents
(for each additional two miles outside
I -the city boundaries."
"The traffic commission will be corn-
spelled to defer making a report on
the question or lares iot aooui
month in order to go over reports and
data which will enable them ito for
mulate a scale of fares which will
fee satisfactory o the traveling public
(and at the same time give the com
pany a fair return on money ln-
M StlUl'll.'
White the Jitney men are satisfied
with the routes proposed in the pre
liminary report of the traffic commis
sion which was submitted to Mayor
Wilson yesterday afternoon and they
believe that both the trolleys and the
Jitneys should be able to operate, if
those routes are accepted by the al
idermen and an ordinance passed pre
scribing that these routes be used, '
there is considerable doubt as to
I whether the trustees of the Connecti
cut company will be satisfied, as the
routes proposed will not eliminate the
v Jitneys as was demanded by the ulti-
ma turn served on the city before the
htrolleys stopped.
Harry Frank, president of the
iJPark City Eos association, said today:
! "The committee has been very fair,
lit has hetard all sides and has laid
vat a plan under which both trolleys
'and Jitneys can operate and make
' 'moT.ey.
"The Jitney men have always fa
"rored the .operation of the trolleys in
the city and hope that they come
back. We believe that both services
are needed by the people of Bridge
!port, and as we have repeatedly stat
ed, we were sorry that the trolleys
tnn stopped running.
"What we objected to and still ob
ject to, is being eliminated.
"We have invested our money in the
buses. We have given such service
(Continued on Page Six.)
MOONSHINE
FORCE IS
SHAKEN UP
Practically the Entire Staff
In the State Transferred
To Boston.
DeFrpRe the story coming from New
Haven that Chief Prohibition Enforce
ment lAgent Thomas McAuliffe is still
chief of the "dry" agents of the state
it was learned on reliable authority
this morning Iby a representative of
The Times that a general shake uip in
the entire Connecticut force has been
mada by William McCarthy, chief en
forcement agent of the New England
district, which affects at the present
time 12 of the 14 agents of the state
and which sends McA.unffe to Boston
and which brings Enforcement Age.nt
Frank Lanagan from Boston to take
over the New Haven office.
Frank Cantillon, the local agent, has
already been transferred to Boston
and Harry Welch, the other local
memtber of tflie staff, is expected to
report at the Boston office in a few
days. Ie is at the present time work
ing in Greenwicn. witn the Boston
force who recently supplanted the old
rorce and has been neia in tms terri
tory to testify at several cases that
are scheduled to come up before
United States Commissioner Hugh J.
Lavery within the week.. Federal
Enforcement Agent Brown of New
London is the other member of the
old force who is still working in local
territory, being stationed at Greenwich
at the present time with the Boston
men. it
SPECIAL SERVICE
AT ST. AUGUSTINE'S
St. Augustine a church will hold a
special celebration on Sunday in
honor of St. Augustine, A solemn
high mass will be celebrated at 11:15
o'clock by Rev. Father James B. Ni-
hill, pastor of the church. Rev. John
Cotter, a Jesuit Missionary priest, will
preach the sermon.
Hall Holds 200 And
1,000 Are Expected
Eight o'clock tonight is the zero best chance of winning. Hence the
"hour over in Stratford, for that is
the hour at which the Republicans
will gather to name delegates to the
various conventions. But Hhe prep
arations for the battle and the laying
in of ammunition and supplies is on
with great vigor today.
By 6 o'clock this evening it will
probably be impossible to get a
seat in the hall where the primary is
held. The hall seats only two hun
dred and there will probably be a
thousand who will try to get into the
hall. The side that gets the most peo
Bla ia the hall will probably have the
'WOMAN AND HUSBAND SHE WOULD SELL
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Mrs. Lillian Russell, the,Ro;klahd, Mass., woman, .'who would sell her
husband at auction to the highest bidder, in' order to obtain' enough money
to raise her family, photographed with
is an accomplished musician,- and according to Mrs. Russell is everything
a husband should be, only Carl cannot earn enough to support their seven
children.
Soviet Withdraws
Demand
31 BUSMEN
HELD FOR
CROWDIN
First Round-Up By Police
Will Be Disposed of To
morrow Morning.
Under the direction of Captain
James Walker,, of the traffic bureau,
local motorcycle officers and patrol
men started a vigorous campaign yes
terday to enforce the state automobile
law regarding the overcrowding of
jitney lbuses. As a result, SI jitneymen
received summonses to aippear in the
City court to answer charges of over
crowding . Every driver who received
a summons yesterday, appeared at po
lice headquarters this morning and
was "booked" at the First precinct
desk. All of he cases will be heard
tomorrow morning.
The sudden move on the part of the
police against the jitneiyimen took
place during the rush hours yesterday
noon and last night. Regular patrol
men took charge of the work at the
various factories where the routes of
some jitneys terminate, and others
were stationed at the intersection of
busy streets. Motorcycle policemen
patrolled the suburban sections. In
this manner the entire city was cov
i (Continued on Page Six.)
special cops and the militia if they are
called out will have their hands full
around the door between six and
eight o'clock.
The Democratic registrar was called
upon this morning to appear at the
caucus in order to give information
as to voters on the lists several years
ago but who are not now on the li3t.
He doesn't now just what to do as
he is somewhat in doubt as to the bus
iness " of a Democratic registrar at a
Republican caucus.
But Stratford expects a lovely time
tonight.
Ihy Proclai
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him and one of their children.. He
On Poland
Agrees That There Need
Not Be a Proletariat
In Poland '
London, Aug. 26 (By The A. P.)
The Russian Soviet government re
plying today to the note of Arthur
J. Balfour concerning the Soviet peace
term to Poland, agreed to withdraw
its condition that the Poles provide
arms for a workmen's militia of 200,
000 men in Poland.
The wireless sa.ys this concession is
made in -order to meet Premier Lloyd
George's objection to the clause and
try to arrive at a complete under
standing! with Great Britain.
The message insists that peace be
discussed with Poland albne "without
any outside intervention whatso
ever." REUS MAKE A STAND.
Warsaw, Aug. 25 Soviet .troops are
concentrating in great numbers along
the Beresina river where the recent
offensive against Warsaw was begun,
and military observers here ajre spec
ulating as .to the possibility that they
may launch an attack- against the cen
tral Polish front.
It is believed that the Bolsheviki
will make a stand if the Poles con
tinue their pursuit of the retreating
Soviet armies eastward from, the Bug
river on the south and Grodno on
the north.
. Reports received here .late today
continued to tell f Polish forces
closely pursuing the Bolsheviki on
various fronts.
Remnants of the Fourth Bolshevik
army which were cut oijf by the Po
lish advance in the region of Kolno
have cut their way through to the
eastward after a ba'ttle lasting ten
hours. .They carried out a re
grouping maneuver- and escaped a
trap, but at last accounts "were sur
rounded by more numerous forces of
the Fourth Polish army.
vThe Fifth Polish .army continues
rounding up detachments of Bolshe
viki in the region west of the rail
road running from Modlin to Mlawa.
On the central front the Poles have
carried out a flanking movement on
the north and have occupied Knyszyn,
15 miles northwest of Bialystok, and
Stawiski, 12 . miles northeast of
Ldmza. Occupation of these towns
with the capture of Kolno completes
the work of forging a ring around the
Fifteenth Bolsheviki army.
Other Soviet forces have reassem
bled at various places and are making
repeated attacks in their attempts to
break the Polish cordon. Nine , at
tacks were . made, in the . region of
Kolno yesterdays bu all are said to
have been repulsed with ; enormous"
losses ' Among ' the captives is the
(Continued on Pass Six.)
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TROLLEYS
TO ASK
Seven Cent Fare Not
; Producing the Neces
sary Revenue, Trustee
. SaysIntimation That
It1 May Be Necessary
to Wind Up Com
pany's Affairs.
New Haven, Aug. 26. Indications
that the Connecticut Company will ask
the public utilities commission to au
thorize a higher trolley fare than the
present 7-cent rate, were given last
night in a statement toy Leonard M.
SDaggett, a trustee of the company.
The public utilities commission has set
October 1 as the. date for the final
hearing in the trolley fare case and
has directed the Connecticut Company
to present its arguments at that time.
"The present 7-cent fare .does not
produce sufficient revenue," said Mr.
IBaggett. "It is producing more than
the zone system but the increased
revenue is not sufficient to meet the
expenses of operation. No decision
lias been made in" regard to stopping
trolley service in any city other than
Bridgeport ibut if enough money is
not taken in, the company cannot con
tinue to pay wages to conductors and
motormen."
This was taken to mean that should
the ibuses and jitneys continue to take
Ibusiness a.way from the street cars the
trustees may ask the court for an or
der to wind up the affairs of the com
pany. Trolley patrons living in small
towns are complaining over the fares.
In large cities one can travel six miles
for seven cents, but in the rural sec
tions, where no buses are operated,
the riders are obliged to paj six cents
for every two miles. "While a city
man can ride six miles for seven cents
it costs a rural man 12 cents for the
same distance. Reports from many
small towns indica'te that when the
Public Utilities Commission takes up
the trolley fare question again a few
weeks hence, strong opposition will
come from the small towns to the
order of six cents for two miles.
Some modifications In the fare have
been made here in the case Of West
Haven and Branford, where residents
are now allowed to ride a distance for
seven cents which formerly cos-t them
1"5. . ' " ' ' . -
RK'S MAYOR
BRIGHTER TODAY
London, . Aug. 2 6 Terrence Mac
Sweney, Lord Mayor of Cork, despite
two serious collapses last night due
to his critical condition resulting from
his hunger strike in Brixton prison,
was brighter today when visited by
Father Dominic, his private chaplain.
He was too weak to.epeak more than
a few words, however.
When told of King George's tele
gram replying to the appeal of Red
mond Howard, nephew of the late
John Redmond, -urging clemency for
"Irish hunger strikes. Father Dominic
said :
'I am glad but I am afraid it is too
late to hope for the lord mayor's re
covery now. He is resigned to his
fate." X '
. LOSES SIGHT OF EYE.
Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 2fr Bain
bridge Frothingham, a: member . of
the; Harvard varsity baseball ,team.
who was. stcuck by a pitched "ball in
the game with "Yale at New Haven
in June, has lost the use of an eie.
aturc In This
robably
r The Making
Suffragists at Washington Who Had Expected to
Be Present at the Signing By Colby Are. Dis
appointed Governor Will Consider the Mat
ter of a Special Session As Soon As He Gets
the Proclamation. s
Washington, Aug. 26 The proclamation announcing
officially that the suffrage amendment to the constitution has
been ratified was signed today by Secretary of State Colby.
The document was signed at 8 o'clock this morning' at' Mr.
Colby's home when the certificate from Governor Roberts that
the Tennessee legislature had ratified the amendment was re
ceived. Secretary Colby announced his action on his arrival
at his office later.
The announcement disappointed a group of suffrage work-r
ers who had gathered at the State Department hoping to be
present when Mr. Colby signed. Miss Alice Paul, Chairman of
the National Woman's Party, was among them.
"We are confident that the signature of Secretary Colby
completes the suffrage struggle in this country," she said. "The
woman's party will not relax its vigilance, however, until it is
satisfied that no further attempts will be made to wrest from
the woman of the United States the political equity which thev
have won.
H0LC0MB TO CONSIDER SESSION
(Special to The Times.)
Hartford, Aug. 2 6 There will prob
ably be a special session of the legis
lature for the purpose of providing
sufficient means and time for the reg
istration of women voters. Governor
Holcomb was not at his office this
morning but this statement was given
out toy Eexecutive Secretary, Major
John Buckley: "When Governor
Holcomb shall have received the offi
cial notification from Secretary Colby
that the Nineteenth Amendment to
the Constitution" has been accepted
he will consider the advisability of
calling a special session of the legisla
ture." -
No intimation was given in this
statement that a session would be
called but it is known that Governor
Holcomb has promised the friends of
woman suffrage that nothing would
be left undone to aid the women to'
vote at the fall election, and the
members of the . Woman's Suffrage
Association are confident that in a
few days the special . session will be
called.
If a spveial session is called it is
probable that, this opportunity will be
CITY SHERIFF IS
CAUGHT BY GOP
! Eleven persons who either failed to
read or heed yesterday's warning that"
the police intended to start i. drive
against automobile parking violations,
found neat tags attached to their ma
chines this noon. all cases " being
where the cars had been allowed to
stand within restricted parking zones
for more than 20" minutes. On the
tags were "directions informing the
autoists to appear immediately at po
lice headquarters, where they receiv
ed summonses to appear in the City
court tomorrow morning. It is ex
pected that more drivers . will find
their cars tagged before the day is
out. s
Those who were summoned this
morning are: Peter J. DeRoso, qf
64 6 Beechwood avenue; I. W. Adams,
of 233 Linwobd avenue; .Gustave Ga
briel, of 526 Laurel avenue; Leslie
Jennings, of 6 Jackson avenue; Ed
ward Windt, of 50 Seaview avenue;
Louis Benedict, of 76 Worth " street,
and Mrs. E- E. Blackman, of 3 86 Fair
field avenue. Nearly 11 of the offend
ers complained that they were not
aware of the new ordinance.
City Sheriff . John J. Maloney was
also among those who appeared with
a tag at 'police headquarters shortly
after noon. Thisrmakes the second
time that the sheriff has been caught
ud on the -parking regulations.
Ti
oday
TTTTnTiTklni"iT
rm
Of Voters
taken to ratify the amendment. This
will be done in order to do away with
any chance if that the ratification in
Tennessee should be declared illegal
Connecticut's ratification would save
the situation. ' -
- . PROMISED SESSION.
Hartford, Conn., Aug. 26 "We shall
wait for a few days to see what Gov.
Holcomb will do," said Miss Kather
ine Ludington, president of the Con
necticut Woman Suffrage association,
today, upon hearing that Secretary of
State Colby had promulgated the fed
eral suffrage amendment.
"He has promised to call a special
session if ratification was completed
and fcthere now is certainly nothing
for which to wait. He has promised
a special session -and We assume he
will keep his word."
It was the opinion of suffragists
that if the governor does not, within
a few days, call a special session so
that the period for enrolling women
as voters may be lengthened, a for
mal request for the calling of the
general assembly will be made to
him.
SOME STILL ARf
FIGHTING MAYOR
Republicans around town were say
ing this morning that there might " e
some opposition to Mayor Wilson at
the Republican city convention to
morrow night but it is not expected
that It will amount to much. ' But
some of the opposition delegates are
butter and some of them said that if
Mayor Wilson came around to the
caucus of the delegates to be held at
260 State street they'd throw him out.
That is looked upon, however, as a
little exercise of imagination.
THE WEATHER
New Haven, Aug. -26 Fair tonight!
Friday partly cloudy.
For Connecticut: Fair tonight and
Friday moderate temperature; mod
erate . to fresh nor.heast to north
Winds.
Weather conditions: A" long trough
of low pressure extends from Utah
northeastward to north Dakota. It
is causing unsettled showery weather
in the Rocky Mountain districts.
Showers were also oeported from
western Texas northeastward to Il
linois and along the gulf and south
Atlantic etfasts. Pleas-int weather
prevails along the northern border
from Minnesota to Maine. The press
ure is above the normal in all dis
tricts east of the Mississippi river. The
temperature is rising slowly between
the Rocky Mountains and the Missis
sippi river.
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