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SITRKCRIRF. VOW TO THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES. Write or telephone The Bridgeport Times. Business Department: Barnum 1208. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 60 cents month; $6.00 a year. VOL. 57 NO. 52EST. 1790 ALLIES RUSSIAN AS Many Slain In Fighting On Streets Moscow and Petrograd Centers of Revolt Army and Navy Joining Strikers. (By Associated Press.) London. Reports from Rus sia received this morning in Helsingfors, Finland, by way of Reval- disclose a situation ' which may result shortly in the complete overthrow of So viet rule." says the Central News Helsingfors correspon dent. Fighting is proceeding in many parts of Russia, with Pe trograd and Moscow as the cen ters of the revolutionary move ment, the reports said. The fighting in Petrograd is of gigantic proportions, accord ing to the reports, for 300,000 strikers are declared to be ar rayed against the Soviet troops, whose tycact number it is im possible to estimate. "It is reliably reported," the dis patch says, "that very many have been killed or wounded on both !-idep in street fighting: and that there lmsbeen considerable property dam age. The naval garrison at ICron stadt has joined the rebels. "Reports of the revolution in Mos cow are meager, doubtless owins to the censorship. One message indi (ConUnued on Page Six.) WEATHER "Forecast for Xew Haven and Vi cinity: Rain and slightly warmer to night; Thursday rain followed by clearing: and colder. Conditions favor for this vicinity increasing cloudiness followed by rain ii nd slightly higher temperature. CARUSO RESTING WEU Xew York. Enrico Caruso, tenor, v ltd underwent a third operation yes terday for a small abscess in the plu ral cavity, was reported te be resting comfortably this morning. He slept v.-Il during the night and apparently had suffered no ill-effects from the , operation, physicians said. No Inventory Yet Filed On Esttite Of Murder Victim Only Trunk Left in Ef f ects of Nott, It Is ! Now Learned. Although Attorney Abe Geduldig flup.lified on September 20 last as ad ministrator of the estate of George Nott who was murdered August 29. :tnd the two months allowed by law for the fiiling of an estate inventory lias long since expired, no such in ventory has been presented to the Bridgeport Probate court. This fact was learned today when the court was asked for information f:s to what if anything the inventory tlisclosed concerning a now famous 1 rank. The inventory was due in the ;! 'rebate court on November 20 and there has been at least a technical violation of the law in such case by its not having been filed at this time. The trunk is said to be in posses sion of the police who are holding it for evidence in the Trial of Mrs. Nott. The police assert that Nott's valua bles, estimated by some to be worth J 2.000. were turned over to Attorney i tedoldig. Mr. Geditldig, who is Mrs. Nott's counsel, refuses to discuss the matter but implies that the affair is still one concerning the police alone. Two ways of getting the inventory before the court would be on order frdm ;.;ne judge of probate or on a citlatio'n from the state tax commis piojner directed to the administrator to show cause why the inventory had not been filed. a SaSS55Sr,oSr unae6 ?netho.&,VS3 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1921 WEATHER RAJN SOVIET 300,030 First Arrest For Abuse of State Aid Fund The first arrest for the abuse of the Soldiers' State Aid Fund which is being distributed in Bridgeport through the American Legion and under the direction of Attorney W. Parker Seeiey was made today when Serico Feocerello of 110 Hamilton avenue was arraigned in court charg ed with getting money under false pretenses. Although working in the Crane Valve company where he had drawn as high as J 35 a week and without dependents, Feocerello made a claim that he was without work and in poor health and had been re ceiving $8 weekly from the state fund. The arrest of P'eccerello is consider ed by lt-gionaires as of first import ance for the reason that it gives evi dence of the fact that claims are be ing carefully investigated and that statements recently made in New Ha ven and Hartford that Bridgeport service men were wading through heaps of money at the expense of the rest of the state are not true. The members of the relief committee are convinced that they have a clear case against the im poster. Fecorello claimed to have served in Butcher Company No. 30, from May, 191S, to September, 1919. His ap plication was received some time ago and from the pitiful plea that he made at the time he was allowed compenstion. The claim was not immediately investigated because of the pressure at the time, but was reached last week. Albert Wheway .one of the investi gators of the American Legion and a member of Seeley's staff found that Feccerello did not live at the ad dress that he gave, although he was known there to a grocery store keep er. Further investigation brought out the fact that he worked at the Crane Valve company and had been earning between $25 and ?35 a week for sev eral months. He was arrested at the shop yesterday afternoon. Feccerello was rather defiant when accused of obtaining money under false pretenses and told the Legion officials to go the limit as he had no money to repay them for the funds he had fraudulently drawn. He is held under bonds for trial tomorrow. EIGHT CIVILIANS KILLED. Lublin Eight civilians have been killed in Irish disorders during the las; twenty -four hours and nine per sons including four women, were wounded, according to a casualty re port issued here today. The others wounded were three policemen and two soldiers. VIOLATED PARKING LAW. Theodore H. Bishoffe of 236 Bun nell street and James T. Kane of 6 3 Freemrmt street, were tined $1 each for violation of the parking ordin ance in the City Court today. Asks Knights To ... Start Activities Following the recent pilgrim -age to the Vatican by Uic Knights of Columbus, the Pope in a communication to Edward I,. Hoai'ti. European Commissioner of the K. of C has asked that the Knights undertake to intro duce to Ita'y the American wel fare methods which it is believed is tlxc only means of effecting the social salvation of the youths of Cchimbns' native country. The Knights are already making sur veys in Italy to ascertain the cost of the iroposed work which will be decided upon at the meet ing of the directors or April 13. TWO ESTATES PROBATED. The estate of Ferdinand C. Fox. late of Bridgeport, was admitted for probate today. Fox died February 23 and is survived by a widow, three sons and two daughters. His estate amounts to about $15,000 and was not disposed of by will. Sam Mellitz has been appointed administrator. The estate of Anna M. Teague who recently died in Bridgeport was offer ed for probate today. The deceased was survived by two daughters. She left $200 in cash and about $6,000 in real estate. PREPA RULE THREATENED RISE AGAINST TROOPS U. S. TO MEDIATE IN COSTA RICAN FIGHT; WAR DANGER OVER 1 mSkr m COSTA KIAN TROOPS HAVE OCCUPIED THE DISPUTED TERRITORY OF COTO, SHOWN IX BLACK BORDERING ON THE PACIFIC FRONTIER OF THE TWO REPUBLICS, Quiet prevailed upon the Panama Costa Rica frontier today and belief prevailed that there will be no further armed clashes as it is understood that both Panama and Costa Rica have accepted the mediation offer of the United States. The National As HOW EUROPEANS SIZE UP WILSON (COPYRIGHT 1921 BY I. N. S.) Upon President Wilson's retire ment to private life, which takes place on Friday, leading statesmen ot Europe were asked by the Interna tional News Service to express their opinion of his influence upon world affairs. Premier Lloyd George, of England and Premier Briand of France declined to comment, saying their positions and the relationship of their countries with the United States made it impossible. The other mes sages follow: LOUIS DE GER. Premier of Sweden President Wilson's great ness lies in his ,noble endeavors for establishing justice and peace be tween nations. If he did not suc Deed as he wished the fault was not his own, but the world's which was not yet ripe to understand his en lightened thoughts. He is a man be fore his time. The world's history will give him full justice. FORMER PREMIER ORLANDO, of Italy If I expressed my own HOUSE MOVES LANDIS PROBE NEXT SESSION! (By Associated Press.) Washington. Acceptance of Fed eral Judge Landis of the posiUon as supreme baseball arbitrator is incon sistent with the full and adequate performance of his duUes as judge and constitutes a serious impropriety of his part, the house judiciary com mittee held today in recommending full investigation a the next session of Congress of impeachment charges made by Representative Welty. Dem ocrat, Ohio. The report of the sub-committee was adopted unanimously by the full committee .although Chairman Vol stead reserved the right to file a mi nority report. CHICKEN THEFTS POPULAR. Chicken thefts are becoming pop ular. The coop in the rear of the home of John Bratton at 107 7 North avenue was fobbed last night. CLAIMS COMMITTEE. The Claims Committee of the City Council will hold a session in the City hail Friday night -at 7:30 for the pur pose of acting on about thirty claims of taxpayers. The committee has about 12 5 claims awaiting disposition. AND BIVEJUXG FARMER sembly of Panama has authorized a loan of $500,000 to defray the ex pense of policing the border. President Porras announced that none of the- $2,000,00 Oin the Pana man treasury for road building will be used for any other purpose. opinion about President Wilson it probably would offend Americans, while if I fatuously expressed a po lite appreciation it would be hypo crisy. HENRY CARTON DE 1VIAT, For mer Premier of Belgium Mr. Wil son's messages gave to the great war its veritable sense of cru sade for the right as Belgium always understood it to be. His definition of the aims of the war and his plans for the pacification, of the" universe awoke in our hearts the echoes of a profound sympathy and gratitude, which it is certain no af ter-the-war deceptions can make us forget. PREMIER DATO, of Spain I can but express the personal consideration Mr. Wilson has inspired in me for himself as well as my sincere sym pathy for his high ideals of justice and universal entente among the na tions of the whole world. He has sown the seed. I am sure that sooner (Continued on Page Six.) PHELAN AGAIN I MAKES TESTS WITH SIGNALS Coroner John J. Phelan was today concluding what he expected would be the last of his investigation into last week's trolley smash at Shelton which resulted in the death of 10 persons and the injury of more than a score. The closing investigation was di rected entirely to matters concerning the operation of eWetrieal appliances tnd especially to signal lights. Fol lowing several prBe4tWll demonstra tions with signal boxes the Coroner concluded to go into the theoretical side of the situation and assembled several experts for the purpose. Their conference . and the results which they found are being given to the Coroner this afternoon. Those who conducted the tests re quired were P. W. Ripple, engineer ot" the Connecticut company; A. E. Knowlton, engineer of the Public Utilities Commission: E. L Rudd, C. C. Elwell and Joseph P. Wadhams of the Utilities Commission and the coroner's expert, Albert E. Winches ter, electrical engineer and superin tendent of the municipal power plant at South NorwaiK TODAY'S PROFILE. 5 Today's profile a n il identification will be found on Pag; six. TERM Builders Say Union Broke Their Pact Albert W. Smith, president of the Bridgeport -Master Builders' Ex change, seen by a member of the Times' staff and asked about the con ditions which led up to the carpen ters' strike which is in force in the city at present, made the following statement: "On the afternoon of February 4, M. T. Flanagan, business agent of the Carpenters' Union, stopped all the carpenters working on a job in North Bridgeport on the grounds that non union electricians were being employ ed by George J. Steinhart on the same job. "I was notified of the action of Flanagan by W. N. Tomlinson, the contractor whose carpenters were called off and who had employed Steinhart to do the electrical work on which were working the non-union men to whom Flanagan objected. In his communication to me, Tomlinson claimed that in his opinion the act of Flanagan was a violation of section three of the agreement in force be tween the builders and the carpen ters. "This ageeement was made the first of May in 1920 between the District Council of the Brotherhood of Car penters and Joiners of America and the Master Builders' Exchange, is signed by the proper officers of the two organizations and was to run un til May 1st, 1921." The section referred to as copied by The Times man from the original document reads as follows: "Should any dispute or difference of any kind whatsoever arise between the parties of this agreement: or any dispute or difference arise in eonnlectlon with other trades, it is agreed that the par ( Continued on Page Six.) JAPAN MUST EVACUATE SIBERIA Peking Demands that Japan fix a definite date for the eva cuation of Siberian territory have been sent to the foreign office in Tokio by the minister of foreign affairs "of the Far Eastern republic, it is said in a despatch here. The note cited a long list of alleged injuries and impositions suffered by the people of eastern Siberia at the hands of Japanese military forces. League Asks U S. To Participate In Conference On Yap Paris. The League of Nations is not concerned with the allocation of the former German possessions in the Pacific, which includes the Japanese mandate for the group to which the island of Yap belongs, the American government is inform ed in the reply of the council note on the mandate question. The text of the council's reply was made public here today. That allocation was made by the supreme council of the allies, the note points out. but the council in vites the United States to be repre sented at the meeting of the council in May or June when the other-classes of mandates are to be taken up for final decision. The council expresses "satisfaction in the interest shown by the United States government in the question of mandates which the council has long felt to be among the most important and also the most difficult. "The council," it adds, "not only welcomes, but feels justified in claim ing the sympathy and support of the governments which devised the scheme the council is requested to administer." Regarding the fundamental conten tion of the United States government thit the approval of the United State- COMES First Step Will Be Taken Huns9 Customs Allied Governments Decline to Discuss Proposals Advanced in Evident Bad Faith Report on Military Operations Necessary to Compel Ger many to Meet Demands Delivered to Allied Premiers. London. (By the Associated Press.) -The German customs in the occupied territory would be taken over as tbc first step in forcing the payment of Germany's obligations should that prove necessary, under plans being drawn up by a committee of the supreme council today. No indications that the allies intend to occupy additional German territory at present appears in the instructions given by the allied leaders to this committee which is framing a reply to the German reparations proposals made Tuesday. The instructions given by the heads UNITED STATES TROOPS NOT TO TAKE ANY PART Washington. There are no plans for participation by United States troops in any steps the Allies may take "to force Germany to accept the indemnity terms, it -was stated at the State Department today. The American forces in Germany are ithere under the terms of the Armistice, it was stated and the fur ther use of troops by the Allies is a matter which the United States is not at present concerned with. The question of participation by American troops may be taken up with the incoming administration, it was said. London. The allied supreme coun cil was reported this afternoon to have agreed upon occupation of the Rhine bridgeheads as a first step in the new military and economic pres sure to compel Germany ito meet the allies' demands for 226,000,000,000 gold marks indemnity. Paris. The French military staff has made plans to march directly into Bavaria if an advance is ordered to enforce, the payment of German in demnity, it was learned this after noon. The first military movement, it was said, would ignore the Ruhr valley. WILL ATTEND INAUGURAL City Clerk J. A. H. Robirrson will be one of the. national Republican committee guests at fthe inauguration of President Warren G. Harding in Washington, Friday. Mr. Robinson and several other shriners left last night for Philadelphia, where they will attend a national session to con fer the highest degrees of the or der and from Philly the party will go to Washington to attend the in auguration. of the League, to the American is essential to the validity of any de terminations respecting mandates, the note says the rights which were ac quired by one of the leading actors in the war and in tfi"e peace negotia tions are not likely to be challenged in any quarter. It points out, how ever, how the situaUon is complicated by the. fact that the United States has not ratified the treaty and has not taken a seat in the council of the league. UP TO REPUBLICANS. Washington. Replies to the notes of the league of nations council and the British government regarding mandates, will be left to the Hard ing administration, it was said today at the vtate departmen. The .Jply was received early to day at the' state department and as soon as- it was decided officials be gan a study of it. - - O END 2 cents! 'i 'i MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS O ver of .the allied delegations to this com- nuue were m sunaiance: "First- -The allied governments de cline to discuss proposals advar with evident bad faith: - j,r "Second Germany shall be remind" ed of her violations of the peace treaty; "Third The German government shall be informed of immediate steps the allies are determined to take in beginning to enforce the collection of Germany's obligations. The Germans today were merely marking time, awaiting the summons of the allies to hear -the decision . of their proposals. The results of yes terday's conference had been com municated to Berlin by the German delegates but up to this afternoon they had received no new instructions from their government. A report of the military operations necessary to compel Germany to meet the Allies' demands for 226,000,000, 000 gold marks ($56,500,000,000) in demnity was delivered to the Allied premiers by the military chiefs at St. James Palace at noon. Following the meeting it was an nounced that separate statements had been made by Marshal Focb and by Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, chief of the Imperial general staff. When the meeting broke up at 1:30 the dis cussions were not completed and an other session was set for 5 o'clock at the British Premier's official resi dence at 10 Downing street. Premier Lloyd George of England; Premier Briand of France and Marshal Foch drove to Buckingham Palace where they had lunch with King George. - iviaiKiiai j: ocii was me ursr. to ar- rive at St. James' Palace. Premier B T.Iti-vrl ftnnri.o l,r,rl i v. r-r-ao I,;. P for the meeting to include A. Bonar Law, was Secretary Churchill and Sir John Bradbury. Large cowds stood before the palace and cheered the Allied statesmen as they entered. The latest addition to the Allied military is Gen. Manglinese, chief of staff of the Belgian army. Asks Chamber ducate Against Fire Speaking at the noonday lunch eon of the Chamber of Commerce in the Stratfield, T. Alfred Flemming, supervisor of the conservation de partment of the national board of fire underwriters, of New York city, to day urged that immediate steps be taken to educate the public on fire prevention methods. The speaker recommended 'that a committee be appointed to assume, charge of this educational work, and that the mat ter be given attention without de lay. Figures presented by Mr. Fleming showed that the daily loss of our forestry through fire, the upkeep of our fire departments and excess water supply amounts to more than $2,000. 000. The economic loss which re sults from disturbect business, can celled contracts and loss to workmen registers more than $2,000,000 more. During 1920 more than 20,000 per sons were burned to death, and most of the fires responsible for these fatalities could have been prevented. Homes were burned at the rate of g S98 f or . every wording day. Five school houses are burned daily, and the loss of these, in mort instances can be laid to the carelessness of public officials. The National Board of Fire Under writers, according to Mr. Flemming, holds that the education of the pub- j lie is the only remedy for cuttin-j down our enormous fire losses. The Conservation department has been established in order that it may co- . operate with civic organisations in the matter of. fire prevention, and is now doing considerable work aior.g these lines. (Continued on Page Six.) 10 .