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Write or telephone The Bridgeport Times.
Business Department: Barnum 1208.
month; $6.00 a year.
VOL. 57 NO. 55 EST. 1921
Will Back
To Limit
Berlin. The German cabinet is still
defying the allies on indemnity, ac
cording to the best information ob
tainable today.
Following a long session of the
ministry on Friday when opinions
were heard from experts it was re
ported today that the opinion was
expressed that "it would be more
preferable for the French to carry
nut their threats than for the Ger
mans to sign."
Some members of the cabinet said
lliat they were hopeful that the nego
tiations would not be broken off.
The cabinet has made it fairly evi
dent that it will back up Foreign
Minister Simons to the limit in his re
ply to Premier Lloyd George. The
experts who have been advising the
cabinet are understood to have taken
the position that Dr. Simons chose
tho only course open. Most of Uiese
experts are said to hold the opinion
ithat of the two evils the penalties are j
ireferaible to the Paris indemnity de
eiion. Many Germans are convinced
that France will extend her occupa
tion of German teritory in any event
whether Germany meets the allied
indemnity terms or not, "conse
quently signing the conditions would
pnfly be postponing the inevitable."
London. The German delegates to
the indemnity conference were n- (
nged on new proposals today which j
were said to equal inree-quariera ui
the amount of reparations demanded
by the Allies. A long memorandum"
was received by the Germans from
Berlin during the morning.
Karl Beatty, admiral af the British
j;. ot, held a conference with Pre
mier Lloyd George Rids morning and
it was reported that they discussed
sea measures to be put in effect to
enforce Ohe Allied indemnity decis
ions. Paris. General Degoutte, com
mander of the French army of occu
pation in Germany, arrived here this
afternoon from Matence to receive
instructions from Marshal Foch and
ileneral Weigand who have just re
turned from the London Indemnity
The Irive to obtain funds for the
relief of the suffering In Ireland will
start on St. Patrick's day under the
auspices of the American Committee
for relief in Ireland. Lawrence T.
Gallagher was last night elected
chairman of the local committee. A
mass meeting on the Sunday preced
ing St. Patrick's n'ght. will officially
start the affair. A number of prom
inent men including Auxiliary Bishop
John G. Murray ivill speak after the
Today's profile and identification
will be found on Page Six.
Municipal action on daylight saving
will prabablv be taken at the meet- j summers old. uie system has in re
: m , d..j r iu -t ality been effective, in Connecticut
ing of the Board of Aldermen Mon- j for 2J8 yoa,.s Hartford was the
day night. March 27 may be named ; first town to practice sun economy.
as if, ,1 'i t i f r- t V, ri- i ; t n l,a 1 :. : . . ...
Im. . w
to conform with the New
Kngland railroads who have announc -
ed inm.uiiiii m-iieuuics win up aa-
justed on tnat date. An ordinance is
already in enect providing tor an an
nual observance of daylight saving,
and the action of the aldermen will
be to formally determine the. time for
the new conditions to be effective.
Notices have, been sent out by the
New Haven and Central New Eng
land railroads announcing that on
Sunday, March 27, schedules will be
readjusted, to conform to daylight
saving by advancing the trains sub
stantially one hour ahead, and that
the rearranged schedule will con
tinue until Sunday. Oct. 30.
It Is of interest to note at this time
la the mind of the average
Entered as second class matter
at Bridgeport, Connv under
ONLY $629
Appraisal of the estate of George
E. Nott, for whose murder Elwood
B. Wade is now awaiting execution,
was tiled today in the Probate Court
showing ithe personal belongings of
the man valued $629.95, and not sev
eral thousands of dollars as persist
ently reported. Mary Bierholn and
Francis J. Breen, appraisers of the
estate, and Attorney Abe S. Geduldig,
administrator, filed the inventory to
day of Nott's personal 'trunk, that fig
ured prominently during the trial and
that comprised his entire estate.
In place of ithe $2,000 to $20,000 in
cash and jewels reported in the safe,
it was found the total con-tents were
worth but slightly more than $600.
The contents and value of the trunk
as included in the inventory follow:
Cash $353.00
2 Liberty Bonds (4th issue).. 87.40
1 Liberty Bond (3rd issue).. 45.35
1 Liberty Bond (1st issue con
verted) 43.85
Accrued interest on bonds
1 Diamond ring
l Scarf pin 50.00
3 Watches
2 Watch chains ....
Miscellaneous clothing
.no value
Total $6-29.95
7,000 Shares Of
Stock Prove To
Be Of No Value
Seven thousand shares of worthless
stock were included in the inventory
of the estate of the late William Watts
filed in the Probate Court today.
Robert C. Mallette, administrator of
the estate of Watts, who died in 1916,
returned the appraisal showing a to
tal valuation of $431.70, including
three shares f United Cities' Realty
company listed at par. . Watts also
owned several pieces of land at At
lantic City, N. T.. .but no return was
made on the value because of its lo
cation outside the state.
Shares of worthless stock at which
no valuation was placed constituted
the majority of the estate. Watts in
vested heavily in so-called '"wildcat
propositions." and at various times
purchased from two to 1,500 shares
of stock in silk, oil, gas, gold, gold
development, fuel, iron and similar
companies located in cities ranging
from Hartford to Phoenix. Arizona.
The total par value of . his specula
tions amounted to ?S,840.
A voluntary petition in bankruptcy
was today filed by Marsh & Rankin,
of 12 86 Boston avenue, conducting
an ice cream, confectionery and ci
gar store. The proposition was in
full bloom when the Remington
Arms plant was operating, but sus
pension of business there caused bus
iness to fall off and resulted in the
failure. Liabilities were $15.190."90
and assets $9,962.51. Among credit
ors is the lit of Bridgeport which
has 55S6.94 due in taxes.
r-rson daylight savlnc
but a few
ituni it it. ui lur.ner inieiesi ma (
Hartford todav is one of the sii-onz-
i t.st oppone nts of the modern savins:
; melliods. li was in'1643 seven years
after the town had been established
that a town meeting decided that the
tolling of a bell an hour before day
break should arouse the citizens to
be up and about their daily tasks at
least one-half hour before the dawn
of each new day. Fifteen minutes
after the ringing of the original
"reveille." a light should be seen in
every house, and with the passing of
another fifteen minutes, at least one
member of the household must be
engaged in the discharge of the day's
duties. In the event that the towns
men failed :to conform with the prac
tice, fines were imposed on all offenders.
i$rib$&p0tl Sftme 1
at the
the act
Anti-Red Revolt
Ga ins In Russia;
Big Battle Near
v (By Associated Press.)
Washing-ton. Official information that the Soviet gov
ernment fortress at Kronstadt had fallen into the hands of
revolutionary troops was received today by the Finnish lega-tion.
London. The anti-bolshevik revolution in Russia is re
ported to be gaining in strength, according to advices received
by the Daily Express from various sources today.
Boris Litvinoft. head of the Russian
delegation at Reval, the chief door
way through which Russia communi
cates with the outside world, has ask
ed for protection by the Esthonian
government and the Red flag has
been removed from the Russian lega
tion. The following radiogram was re
ceived from Kronstadt, the chief for
tress defending Petrograd on the
"Power has passed into the hands
of a temporary revolutionary com
mittee headed by General Kozlovsky
to whom both the fleet and garrison
are loyal. A call has been issued to
all the 'Whites' in Russia to join the
present movement."
According to advices from Riga the.
And 75-Year-Old Daughter Is Afraid Centenarian Met
With Foul Play After Buying Cigarettes
(By Associated Presst)
New York. A city wide police eearch. was instituted today for Abraham
Brown, 100 years old, missing since he bought a package of cigarettes in a
Bronx store yesterday morning.
His 75-year-old daughter with whom he lived said he was accustomed
to taking long morning walks, was very active and she feared he had met
with foul play.
Harding To
Get Control
Of Senate
Washington Harmony is expected
to prevail at a conference today of
the 59 senators composing the
creased Republican majority of
new Senate.
The conference will, it is predicted,
result in the control of the Senate by
Republican senators sympathetic with
President Harding's policies and pur
poses being materially strengthened.
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, is
to be chosen again the Republican
leader and chairman- of the Republi
can caucus of the Senate. Senator
Charles Curtis of Kansas, the Repub
lican "whip" and vice chairman o
the caucus.
Senator Cummins of Iowa, is slated
to succeed himself as president pro
tern of the Senate. (
Re-election or re-appoinfment of
other Republicans as officers of the
Republican organization of of the
Senate itself, who were chosen when
the Republicans regained control of
the Senate two years ago is antici
pated: These include David S. Barry, ser
geant at arms, and George A. Sander
son, secretary of the Senate.
There is some talk of contests over
committee chairmanships and mem
berships, but it is believed Senator
Lodge and his associates who include
Senators Penrose and Knox of Penn
: sylvania. will put througn tile pro-
: gram agreed upon by them.
Any renewal of apposition to Sen
ator Penrose as chairman of the Sen
ate Finance Committee, or to other
senators of the Republican "Old
Guard," heading other committees
such as signalized the organization ot
the Senate two years ago. is not re
garded as proibable, or likely to get
anywhere. $
New York. Stunt flying over New
York city and operating of airplanes
at attitudes of less than 2.000 feet
became illegal today under the pro
visions of a City ordinance: recently
counter-revolution is pursuing lines
similar to those which resulted In the
overthrow of the Czar.
The Soviet commander called tip
reserves from Pskov, Luga, Yam
burg and other pteuea and is massing
them on the outskirts of Petrograd.
"The counter-revolution is com
pletely organized," said a Riga dis
patch to the Daily Express. "Reac
tionary cries of down with the Reds
are heard everywhere. The railway
men are leading the uprising. A fev
erish state of affairs exists at Mos
cow and an attack is being organized
against the Kremlin, the headquarters
of the Soviet.
The fighting broke out on a big
scale when Lenine tried to suppress
an outbreak with naval cadets."
New Cabinet
Heads Are
Sworn In
Washington President Harding's
cabinet today formally took office.
Charles Evans Hughes was sworn
in as secretary of state at 9:50 this
morning by Justice Day of the Su
preme Court. Former Secretary of
State Colby, former Under-Secretary
of State Davis and Henry P. Fletcher,
the new under-secretary of state, wit
nessed the ceremony which was pri
vate. John "W. Weeks took the oath of
office as secretary of war at 10
o'clock, the oath being administered
by Justice McRcynolds of the Su
preme Court in the presence of for
mer Secretary Baker.
Secretary Weeks was sworn in be
fore a. large number of his friends
and all the staff officers of the army,
including General Pershing and Gen
eral March, chief of staff. The new
secretary hield a reception for army
officers after taking the oath.
Secretary of the Interior Albert B.
Fall was sworn into office at 10:20.
The oath was administered by W. B.
Acker, an attache of the Department
of Interior.
George W. Evans, an employe of
the deparament who was appointed
by President Lincoln, witnessed the
nprftmnnv making the twettiv -aernnd
! secretary of the interior he has sworn
into office. Employes of the depart
ment were present when Secretary
Fall took Jhe oath.
"I am sure we will co-operate and
work torrether," "Secretary Fall told
his associates.
Secretary of Labor Davis was
sworn in at 11 o'clock, the oath be
ing administered by Samuel Gom
pers. Jr., chief clerk of the. Depart
ment of Labor. The ceremony was
witnessed by Senator Knox, Mayor
Babcock of "Pittsburgh, and a dele
gation of Mobse from Philadelphia
and Canton, O. At the same time
E. J. Henning of San Diego, Cal., a
lawver, was sworn in as Assistant
Secretary of Labor.
Secretary of Agriculture Henry C.
Wallace took the oath of office at
11:26 this morning.
Hun Zoo
Pets Are
In Town
Ringling Animals Make
First Visit to This
Quite a group of German notables
today began the process of naturali
zation. They are German natives,
but neutrals just the same, and with
a few square meals, something that
was lacking in Germany, their loyalty
will be assured. Today the Barnum
& Batley-Ringling Show received on
a barge, from Germany, via New
York, probably the most expensive
similar assignment of wild animals
that ever came across the pond be
fore or after the war.
John Ringling, the senior of the
only two living Ringling Brothers,
has spent the greater part of the
winter abroad in search of features
of various kinds for the big combined
show,' and his tour was not in vain.
The famous Carl Hagenbeck zoo in
Sellingen-Hamburg was forced under
the hammer and Mr. ingling has pur
chased the pick of the trained wild
animals that went far towards making
ths (the most famous zoal in the
Conditions during and since the
war have made it impossible for the
Carl Hasrenbeck interests to property
feed or care for the animals, and the
substitute loous were noi asreeume
to the big beasts. Hence the forced
sale and breaking up of the famous
collection. Mr. Ringling has brought
to this country, together with a num
ber of German trainers who will
handle the brutes entour, a collection
of animal acts, such as never seen
before in this country, including the
only group of trained camels in the
world. A large number of tigers,
lions, zebras and other cat animals
were in the group which also included
some of the handsomest horses and
ponies that ever passed through the
streets of the city.
A large crowd was attracted to the
Stratford avenue docks to watch the
unloading of the animals and the
transfer of the shifting cages to pole
and stringer wagons of the circus, for
hauling to the winter quarters on
Norman street.
The work was in change of John
Paterson, boss animal man of the
Bairnum show for yenrs.
The shipment came across the
waiter on the liner Hawaiian, and the
acts will be features when the show
opens its 1921 season with the annual
engagement in Madison Equare Gar
den, New York City, on Easter Sat
urday, March 26.
The shipment which arrived this
morning included 26 horses, six
ponies, eight camels, eight Polaj
bears, eight tigers, six lions, monkeys
and snakes. Plenty of excitement
was furnished by a stallion which at
tempted to play a snare, drum solo
on the side of his stall. The animal
kicked and bit enthusiastically, and
finally succeeded in throwing himself
on the floor.
One of the tigers is the largest
beast of its kind in captivity, meas
uring eight feet, live inches in length.
The keepers who attended the ani
mals on the trip say that none of the
beasts were sick during the journey.
Another load of animals is expect
ed to arrive, here late today or to
morrow. Thee ircus recently pur
chased a girilla in Europe, and this
animal will travel to the United
States first class, in a cabin with a
special attendant.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington Former Senator Hen
derson of Nevada, was shot through
the wrist today in front of the Senate
office building by Charles A. Grock,
a former resident of Nevada. The
senator was moved to his former of
fice for medical treatment and his
assailant was locked up by the po
lice. Grock, who is 65 years old and lives
in Takoma Park, Maryland, near this
city, told the police that 2 5 years ago
the former senator was counsel for
him in a land case and that the shoot
ing was an outgrowth of that. The
senator apparently was not danger
ously wounded.
London. John W. Davis, the retii
ing American Ambassador to Gre.
Britain, had lunch with King George
today, j
Many Killed
In Opening
Fight Of War
(By Associated Press.)
San Juan Del Sur, Nic. Bocas Del Toro, capital of the
Panama province of the same name and situated at the southern
end of Columbus Island off the east coast of Panama has been
taken by Costa Rican forces. Many casualties were inflicted
upon the Panaman troops and the Costa Ricans took 150 prison
ers, it is said in reports reaching- here.
350 Laid
Off From
Loco Shop
Because of an oversup-ply of made
up parts, 350 workmen in the ma
chining and machine assembling de
partments of the Locomobile Com
pany were laid off yesterday after-
. Ann.nTimfolv iid PfTYlTllOVeS
liywu. kJ t' - -. 1 j
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and will work five days a week, the
company s standard numoer 01 wolf
ing hours.
flees it was said today that sales are
going Decter man ever, dui some uc
partmettts are getting ahead of others
: . . ..... .-j. .... . . p 1 , . i l-i 1 f s nr-
curned for this reason, and it is the
intention ox tne company to ute van.
its entire force as soon as the other
departments caterh np on thie work.
The body painting, finish assem
bly and trimming departments were
not affected by the lay-off, and are
working' full time. Notices regard
ing the shut-down were posted in
the shop at 4 o'clock yesterday alter
Ivan Wade of 150 Hillside avenue,
implicated in the B. F. Cooney bur
glary during January, was today
bound over to the Superior Court,
May term. His case will be on the
same docket with those of Mrs. Ethel
Nott and Edward Johnston, impli
cated with Wade's brother, Elwood
in the murder of George B. Nott,
Two Bridgeport boys are among
the honor men of their class at the
Sheffield Scientific school of Yale
University. Announcement yester
day of scholarship ranking named
Maxwell Hogin of Bridgeport, a first
rank scholar at the Sheff School, and
L B. Inglis, also of Bridgeport, a
second rank man in the same insti
Inventory of the estate of the late
Simon Roiivm. who died in 1912. was
filed in the Bridgeport Probate Court
today by the appraisers, Morris and
Isaac Romm, brothers of the deceas
ed. The equity of the estate values
about $4,000, including two pieces of
real estate and a small grocery busi
ness on Llndley street.
Washington Pays Its
Homage To Clark,
Great Missourian
Washington The homage that
might have been paid to a President
of the United States which he al
most was was paid today to Champ
Clark, former Speaker of the House
of Representatives.
The body of the great Missourian
lay in state in the well of the House,
where for more than a quarter of a
century he served with distinction
and honor. About the simple casket
holding the remains there came dur
ing 'the day Republicans and Demo
crats alike and bowed their heads in
respect. Not only his congressional
colleagues came, but others also
members of the cabinet, members of
the Wilson cabinet, justices of the Su
preme court and members of the di
plomatic corps in Washington.
The homage of the people of
whom Champ Clark was essentially
one was expressed in the dry eyed
-rrief of thousands who passed
hrough the galleries and corridors of
he Capitol during the hours that the
bdy lay there. At the funeral ser
ices only -a small pact of the throng
;ould get Inside the building end it
2 cents
Panama. Costa Rican forces have
crossed the Panama frontier and ap
pear to have overrun the northeast
ern section of the province of Bocas
Del Toro.
National defense measures passed
final reading in the national assembly
yesterday afternoon and will become
laws upon approval by President Por
ras. They authorize the expenditure
of $100,000 for arms, the formation
of a national army of whatever
strength, the president decides, and
the. flotation of a $500,000 internal
loan for ten years at 7 per cent.
Many foreigners in Panama are
joining a legion that is being organ
ized by John F. Sheridan.
Washington. Despatches from
Admiral Bryan, in command ;f the '
American naval squadron at Pan
ama, do not indicate that the admiral
has left the Canal Zone for the
Coastal regions where there is fight
ing between Panama and Costa Rica
the Navy Department stated today.
Reports from unofficial sources in
dicated that Admiral Bryan on the
cruiser Dolphin was to proceed to
the regions where 'there is trouble.
New York Censorship has been
established on all cable messages to
and from Costa Rica and Bolivia, the
All American Cables, Inc., announced
today. All messages must be in
"plain language or the code must be
indicated diplomatic messages ex
cepted," the announcement said.
Washington. The Panama-Costa
Rica situation was the first subject
taken up today by Charles Evans
Hughes after he had taken oath as
Secretary of State. He spent an
hour closeted with under-Secretary
Davis and Henry P. Fletcher, who is
to be 'the new under-secretary,, and
then went to the White House to see
President Harding.
Washington President Harding
went to work early today, appearing
in the executive offices a few minutes
after 9 o'clock and dictating to a
stenographer for some time. He was
accompanied to the offices hv
I father, Dr. George T. Harding, Dr.
George T. Harding, Jr.
The new President was up early
and had 'breakfast with his family.
Early callers at the White House in
cluded Henry C. Wallace, the new
Secretary of Agriculture, and Herbert
Hoover, Secretary of Commerce.
j overflowed into the parks ajid
grounds surrounding the Capitol,
i Eulogies of Champ Clark were
t spoken by Senator James A. Reed of
Missouri and Representative James
R. Mann of Illinois. Eloquent as wore
their tributes they did not more than
justice to the great American heart
which lay before them in the flower
covered casket.
The funeral services were as simple
and unostentatious as had been the
man and his life. There was a prayer
for the dead by the Rev. James
Shera Montgomery, chaplain of the
House; songs by a quartet; the eulo
gies; other songs by a quarcet, and
then the benediction by the Rev. Chrl
Wilfley of Missouri, from Champ,;
Clark's pwn Missouri.
At arfout 2 p. m. the body was to ,
be reafoved to the Union Station
wherar it will be placed on the special
trainthat will carry it and the great I
Coiieressional funeral , cortege to
Bowling Green, Mo., where final in .;
terment is to ber made. At St. Lou'"?
the body will lie In state toiliorr':r

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