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VOL. 57 NO. 127 EST. 1790
Entered as second class matter at the post office
at Bridgeport, Conn., under the act of 1879
Injunction to Restrain City From Settling Account of
$32,000 Will Probably Be Withdrawn Detailed Re
port of Findings to Be Issued Within Week
The injunction restraining the City of Bridgeport
irom payment ot $J2,UUU bills to the Bridgeport Construc
tion company will probably be withdrawn as a result of
the decision reacbed this noon by the Board of Arbitra
tion. After an extensive investigation, they returned the
verdict that they found the bills of the concern "to be
fair and properly payable by the city." A full detailed
report of the findings of the arbiters will be issued with
in a week.
Be Sent
Into Ireland
Redouble Strength of Brit
ish Troops IJoyd-George
Decides to Use "Mailed
The arbiters, Francis J. Brennan,.:
Kichara I. !eithercut and John Wil
liamson, in the scope of their investi
gation covered the matter extensively,
and reached the unanimous conclu
sion relative to the fairness and au
thenticity of the "bills in view of mod
ern business practice.
In m;tkinfcr the examinations of the
books, the arbiters secured the ser
vices of Arthur N. Wheeler and Chas.
M. Weeks, omciajs of the American
Tube & Stamping Co., who conducted
the probe as far as the examination
of the books and records of both the
company and the city were concern
ed. Their Itall report wiH be issued
shortly, shofwansr their finding: that
the hills were fair and in accordance
with the agreements for the work in
question, and that all records
data implicated were found
.authentic in every respect.
In their work, they were valuably
assisted by Rdbert M. IXMrneHy, of
the Bridgeport Construction com
pany who was practically vindicated
by their decision. City Auditor Ber
nard F Keating, City Engineer
James A. McElroy, and Director of
T-ublic Works J. A. Countade.
Berlin, May 28 Germany today de
posited 150.000.000 marks with tha
Federal Reserve Bank at New Tork
to De paid to the Reparation Com
mission. The Gigantic money trans
fer was made in ;i I'l-iinlx ni'n with
and I Germany's acceptance of the recent
allied reparations ultimatum.
London, Mav 28. A Brit
ish army stronger numerical
ly and better trained and
equipped than Kitchener's
"first hundred thousand" in
the great war will be in Ire
land before the new week is
far along, according to plans
decided upon by the cabinet
and believed to be in the pro
cess of execution today.
Partial publication of these plans,
which call for a redoubling of the
present strength of the British army
in Erin, which is 56,000 was the sen
sation of the day here and was ex
pected to create an even bigger sen
sation throughout Ireland when it be
comes known.
Coming on the heels of the Ulster
election which, though it gave De
Valera and other Sinn Fein chieftains
seats in the Ulster parliament was
generally interpreted as a Sinn Fein
defeat. Premier Lloyd George's deci
sion to use the "mailed fist" in Ire
land more aggressively than ever be
fore, is expected to mark a new epoch
in the whole history of the Irish proD
lem. The fear was almost universal that
it will be a new epoch of turbulence,
for the Irish Republicans have just
shown by their organized attacks on
the Black and Tan in Dublin and
Will Mrs. Elbert B. Wade be a witness for the state
in its prosecution of the first degree murder charge against
Mrs. ESthelH. Xott?
Mrs. Wade was closeted this morning with State's At
torney Hotter IS. Uummings, who would not give out anv
Mrs. Catherine Beyer On Way to Decorate Husband's
Grave at Newark for Memorial Day Is Crushed to
Death When Seven Ton Truck Rams Ford Injured
In Stamford Hospital.
(Special to The Times.)
Stamford, May 28 While on her way to Newark to
decorate the grave of her husband for Memorial Day,
Mrs. Catherine Beyer, widow of the late Edward Beyer,
statement to the press. When the Question was tut ! 78 Windsor avenue, Stratford, was instantly killed
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squarely to Earle Garliek, assistant city prosecutor who when her automobile was rammed by a motor truck earh
v in the Xott case, he would today, iour other members ot the party were badlv in
is aiding the state's attorne
not deny it.
Frederick E. Morgan, who was one
of the attorneys for Elwood B. AVade,
also would not deny it, stating that he
shouldn't talk on the matter. It was
he, however, who met airs. Wade at
the court house this morning and
Rooney, notorious Water street char
actor. He was approached for a iptic
;uro and made it plain that anyone
looking for a punch in the eye need
only try to got a picture.
A woman accompanied Mrs. Wade.
7"rr y while awaiting the State's attorney
T. " . , , . . . the 'broken mother, dressed in deep
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woman will take the stand and assist
the case in its endeavor to place a
first degree murder charge against the
woman whose intrigue with young
Made, a married man, sent him to his
grave via the gallows.
Also at the State's aittorney's office
without visible guard this morning,
was Edward E. Johnston, also held
for the murder, and circulating
around the loibtby, clad in a brawn
suit, blue work shirt, no tie, and a
plaid cap, was sinister looking1 "Bo"
mourning paced back and forth in the
sheriffs offiee. After the interview
she darted from the private consul
tation room, ran through the court
room where Elwood B. Wade smiled
and thanked Judge George E. Hin
man who passed sentence upon him,
and left the court house by a rear
It is rumored that Mrs. Wade will
offer testimony leading up to a pre
moPtem statement believed to have
-been secured from Wade by Sergeant
VireTIi of the State police.
London, May 23 Hostilities be
tweon the Polish Insurgents and Ger
man volunteers in TTnoer Silesia, witb.
out ligns cf a lot up. today's dispatches "ther parts of Erin that they are de
indicatea. Word has just been re
ceived here from Karlsbad that Polish
insurgents have bombarded the town
of Egerstein using cannon as well as
machine guns.
An attack was also made on the im
portant city of Kattowitz, the dis
patch adds.
Polish insurgents today were re
ported to have dynamited the railroad
station at Rosenberg.
Heavy firing was going on along
sections of the river Oder.
termined to fight back with every
ounce of counter aggression they can
Despatches from Ireland were con
sequently awaited with eagerness to
day and the general atmosphere even
in official quarters was that fraught
with grave forebodings.
Ernest Leonard Bousby is sueing
Irene May Blousby for divorce. Her
maiden name was Irene May Piatt.
rwiiMiiS that the public is more, The plaintiff, who lives in Greenwich,
Dec'.artt , - 1, nf 0t 1 accused the defendant, of New Hav-
intereste1 ln tne enforcement of auto-, desertion since March 29. 1918,
mobile l:lws which concern their saf-, Tney were married March 27, 1917.
tv thar n tne statute regulating the
number of Passengers that can be SUB G1UMWOOD.
carried in a iitney bus- uage Fred- .
crick A' Bartlett, in the City court to- Herman Nawandy and Elisabetl
nciiea me cases w J'l"y Nawandy have brougnt suit agains
jured, and are now in the Stamford hospital.
The injured are:
"Upsetting the feeling- of optimism
tha was beginning to spread about
the city in reference to the industrial
situation was the complete shutdown
yesterday of the Locomobile plant. It
is stated that this action came aa a
complete surprise to the employees,
who were given just two hours notice.
.-"ry employe is arrectea, even me
fort Vn being ordered to vacate the
"Matt" Rogers Buys
Steeplechase Island
James L. McGoveroi, collector of
customs for the District of Connecti
cut, today received a telegram from
Secretary of the Treasury A, M. Mel
lon, notifying him that the provisions
of the Emergency Tariff Act are ef
fective today. Instructions were also
issued him to collect all estimated du
ties at rates provided in the new
tariff measure, currency to be con
verted at local exchange rotes.
Collector MoGovern immediately
issued similar orders to A. E. How
ard, deputy collector and examiner of
merchandise in charge of the Hart
ford section; Edward A. Welch, spe
cial deputy and examiner of the New
Haven section; and Joseph Comstock,
deputy collector and examiner in
charge of Wie port of Xew London.
After today and until further no
tify an duties on imoorted merchan-
! dise classified as dutible will be col
j lected according to the provisions ( "
I nit; nt?w ovt, 'nuiuii sujen;eues Lrie
Underwood-Simmons bill, and -which
will tbe effective lor six months.
premises, with instructions to return
today and turn in any company j
property in tnc-ir possession, ns wen as
to obtain any personal property on tne
Dremises. which the Locomobile com
pany will not be responsible for after
Rumors have it that a battle
imv n r - . d. vv cl
'men V"10 were arrested yesterday tor ; charies Grimwood and James Clark
overladln& their machines. ; kg damages, in Superior Cour
pio uliicio niiu action, ot $3,uu oecause ot a prumi
note. r'oreciosure oi a mort
. o nau prevnju n-io, r.. i,"v'" ; iratre on property ln iNortn avenue
. to. " : s ratiora. niuii;at;fu wj o"";
...ls-uuy iw - aiuiwci "liv-"-"-' sory
lo had previous records, were fined j,a;e
jis oinuu ui i j"'yv: , uote is asKea.
' Voseph Lazlo, of 357 Bishop avenue. ! ""Lc
"Yesterday's arrests were made on the
Madison, Stratford avenue ana jonn
street routes, and the jitneurs were
alleged to be carrying anywheres,'
from six to 14 passengers over the;
i limit.
New Tork, May 28 A threat to
sell virtually all surface lines in Man
hattan on next Tuesday unless back
taxes on the lines are paid, was voic
ed today by City Controller Craig, in
a letter to Jacob Hedges, receiver for
the few York Railways Company. The
controller's letter suggested that it
is probable the city will have to buy
in the lines. The total amount of
taxes "clue 'he city on all lines for
the the last five months of 1920 was said
to be $327,003.63.
One of Bridgeport's many "white
elephants" has been sold. The old
Steeplechase Island bridge has been
i-iiought by Matthew H. Rogers, pro
prietor of the Berkshire Iron Yard on
I H'O'Us-atan'ic avenue. The A. A. Scott
of company moved it from the island to
stocks between the Dupont and Gen- j nlie dock of the Frank Miller Lumber
eral Motcrs interests is responsible Company where it will be moved tio
the iron yard. The purchase pnee
of the bridge is not given although
it was sold for considerable less than
originally asked.
Bridge For Junk i CARUSO SAILS
Gas Co., Gives
Up Meter Charge
And Raises Rate
London. May 2S Premier Lloyd
George sent an ultimatum to the j
coal miners and "mine owners today i
telling both that if they failed to I
rreach an agreement. Parliament !
rwould be asked to pass legislation j
hmaking arbitration of the strike com- j
pulsory- It was the most drastic j
istep the Premier has yet taken in the
t;reat strike which began April 1.
Berlin, May 28. The Po!ish cabi
rnet has resigned, as a result of fric
(tion between the parties represented
iby its ministers, according to the
tisually well informed Deutsche Allc
.pemeinc Zeitung.
Operate Upon
Ex-Gov. Baldwin
New Haven. Conn., May 28 A
surgical operation was perform
ed upon former Governor Simeon
1Z. Baldwin at the New Haven
hospital today. The report later '
SiAon out was that the patient
was "fairly comfortable." Dr.
Verdi was the .surgeon in charge.
It had been previously stated that
the operation was to be of a min
or, and not of a major character.
Stillman Gives
Letter Showing
Husband's Offer
The Bridgeport Gas Light company
abandons its proposed charge of fifty
cents a month for meters and substi
tutes a flat rate increase in the price
per thousand cubic feet. The new
rate is by sliding scale. The smaller
consumers are to pay $1.60 a thous
and, instead of $1.10, which, for
three thousand feet or more, will cost
more than the proposed meter
The high rate maintains until 5.000
cu'-k t hav? been used. The sec
ond 5.000 will be sold at 15 cents a
hiindred: the third 5,000 at 14 cents
per hundred. , For larger users there
is a rate of 12 cents per hundred.
The gas company asserts that it
now costs 70 per cent more to make
gas than it cost w!'n the old rates
were established, and it promises to
reduce rates if the cost of production
diminishes materially.
George S. Hawley, vice president
of the company, asserts that 50 per
cent of the patrons of the company
will benefit by the change. These
will be the larger users. Lawrence
Finkelstone. attorney, who represent
ed the gas consumers who opposed the
meter rate, said today, that his clients
will give the new rates a three
months trial, and oppose them if they
are found to be unfair.
for the sudden turn of affairs unpre
cedented in the history of local indus
tries. Reports that the American Tube &
Stamping company was to resume
work Tuesday in several departments
were found to he unfortunately with
out foundation. Several men will re
turn, but they are old employes, who
are wanted for a time for special
work. There will be no resumption
of activities in departments uittll
probably late July, acording to an of
ficial who has just returned, from a
trip through :the middle west ana
found the depression general and
without visible signs of abatement.
Reports that the oast side plant of
the "Columbia Graphophone company
was also to be closed tigb today could
not be verified for T. C. iberts, gen- ,'
oral manager, was out -he city. i
It is known that m- ot tne sal
aried employes of . Bridgeport
Chain company aro t. ig a week oft
in turn, without pay, avoid a gen
eral lay off or cutting . the staff.
Xew Tork, May 28 -Enrico Caruso,
showing" traces of hos lo-ngr and. serious
illness, today boarded the steamer
President Wilson, bourwl for laly, his
Extra gnards were thrown about
the pier to (prevent the thousands of
'tihe tenOr's adrmirers from delaying
the progress of the Oaroioo party in
going aboard.
City's Observance
if Memorial Day
Starts Tomorrow
Washington. May 2S Holding more
than a third of the total gold supply
of the world and steadily receiving
more, the United States has become
the world's treasure chest and practi
cally every nation impoverished by
the war in already negotiating or is
about to begin negotiating for great
loans in American financial markets.
Franco already is floating $100.
000.000 and if this is successful other
nations will follow in quick succession
according to opinions expressed to
day in Treasury circles here.
It was knowledge of this condition
and a desire to safeguard the dom:
Jiant position America has gained, that
led President Harding to summon to
Washington a grcu; of the most pow
erful international bankers of the i
Tomorrow will start the activities
for the finest Memorial Day Bridge
port has ever seen. All of the
churches will have special exercises
in honor of the heroes who have
given their lives for the sake of De
mocracy. The most important event
tomorrow will be patriotic exercises
under the auspices of Philip Sheridan
Assembly, Knights of Columbus, who
with other patriotic organizations will
pay tribute to the glorious dead, at
Seaside park at 3 p. m. Previous to
the exercises there will be a monster
parade which will leave the K. of C.
club house on Washington avenue
promptly at 2 o'clock. At the park
the K. of C. choir will render appro
priate patriotic hymns under the di
rection of Dr. Ci. Conterno accompa
nied by the Harvey Hubbell band.
Members of the American Legion
are urged to attend the Memorial ser
vice at the First Presbyterian church
conducted by Rev. Alexander Alison,
Jr. All members desiring to attend
the service will be at the, club house
tomorrow evening by 7 p. m. and
will march in a body to the church.
The main feature of Bridgeport's
observance of Memorial Day on Mon
day, will be a parade and public ser
vices in the morning at The Soldiers'
and Sailors' monument in Seaside
park. J iid.ee Carl Foster will deliver
the main addrj; and the Rev. J. W.
Davis, state chaplain of the G. A. R.,
will read Lincoln" 's Gettysburg address.
The remaining G. A. R. veterans j j
will take part in the parade as well 1
ns all of the other patriotic organiza- ' Ple
Cached Two
Tons Of Food
Santa Ana, Cal., May 28 The
discovery of two tons of food se
curely cased and buried deep in a
canyon near here, caused an in
vestigation by Sheriff C. E. Jack
son, today.
The sheriff said he found the
cache had been made by a local
preacher and two members of his
congregation wbo explained they
had acted on a biblical passage
that they believed foretold a time
oT famine. The sheriff declined to
give their names.
William C. Mcaney, a chauffeur, of
Disbrow street, Stratford, dislocated
hip. severe lacerations and contusions
of the body.
Mrs. Gladys Meaney, of Disbrow
street. Stratford, lacerations and pos
sible internal injuries.
Mrs. Alice Lapan, widow of the late
Albert Lapan. of 9'J Wood avenue,
Stratford, lacerations, contusions, and
possible internal injuries.
Harry X. Hill, ot" 99 Wood avenue.
Stratford, multiple contusions. I n in.
j tions and abrasions.
The party left their homes in Strat
ford at four o'clock this morning for
Mew Jersey to spend the week-end
and holiday. Mr. and Mrs. Meaney
were planning to visit with friends
and relatives in Jersey City, win la
Mrs. Beyer, Mrs. Lapan and Hill were
to visit in Newark, where Mrs. Beyer
was to decorate and arrange the
grave of her deceased husband for
Memorial Lay.
As they were crossing the Main
street bridge over the Hlppowan river
near the plant of the Diamond Ice
company here at 5:15 a. m. the ac
cident occurred.
A seven ton motor truck, owned by
the M. & S. Trucking Co., of 1 7'65
Gleason avenue. Bronx, X. Y., was
proceeding towards the center of the
lty. According to the driver. Jamas
Archer, of 903 Jackson avenue.
Bronx, one of the drive chains on his
truck snapped in two, making the
heavy vehicle practically uncontrol
able. It swerved from side to side, and
struck the little Kord broadside,
forcing it against the railing on the
side of the bridge.
Meaney and Hill were seated in the
front seat of the Kord, with Hill at
the wheel, while the three women
were on the rear seats. Mrs. Beyer
tvas on the left hand side, and nearest
the truck. The force of the impact
was so great that she was thrown for
ward and to tbe side, striking her
head with terrible force either against
the side of the machine or the bridge
All live were rushed to the Stam
ford hospital, but Mrs. Beyer was
dead before assistance reached her.
Archer, driver of the truck, was
placed under arrest, and is being held
pending the investigation of Coroner
John J. Phelan, of Bridgeport.
The body of Mrs. Beyer was re
moved to twitch's morgue where it was
later identified and claimed by rela
tives from Stratford.
Mrs. Lapan, who was severely in
jured and who is believed to be suf
fering from internal injuries, is the
widow of the late Albert Lapan. who
was killed three years ago on the
Yellow Mill Bridge on Stratford ave
nue. Lapan was employed as a
painter at the time, and was engaged
in painting the gears and intricae
machinery of the bridge. His pres
ence near the" machinery was not
known, and the structure was opened
! to allow passage to a steamer. The
man was almost ground to bits, and
was instantly killed.
Mrs. Beyer, the woman instantly
killed, resided at 378 Windsor street.
Stratford, and was very well known.
She lived at the home of her only
daughter, Mrs. Francis O'Brien.
New Haven, May 28 Forecast for
Xew Haven and vicinity: Unsettled,
probably light showers tonight or
Sunday morning; fair Sunday after
noon and Monday.
Conditions favor for this vicinity
unsettled weather with siihtly high
er temperature.
Paulist Fathers To
Conduct Mission
For Non-Catholics
country, anu ; 5T" j t;ons of the city. The parade will be
Xew Tork. May P- Mrs. Annr I.
Stillman. defendant in trie divorce
suit brought by James A. Stillman.
former banker, today made public a
letter from her counsel, John B.
Stanchfield, in which he declared a
proposition had been made to him
looking to a settlement of the case.
The lawyer's letter said the terms of
settlement proposed, included leaving
the legitimacy of Guy Stillman un
questioned. Counsel for Mr. Ft ill man yesterday
denied that they had taken any part
In negotiations for a vctUement
declared there nver was a time wh$n
Mr. Stillman was willing to acknowl
ed e' the parentage f Guy.
The proposals, Mr. Stanchfield said
had been made also included discon
tinuance of the divorce action ; pay
ment of a substantial income for lifc
and provision that Mrs. Stillman
should take up her residence abroad
for five years. Mrs. Stillman declar
ed she had refused the latter provision
even after the period of time had
oeen reduced to one year.
The letter from Mr. StanchfieU as
dated May 26.
asks nivoRci:.
Florence Sherwood Andrews asks a
divorce from Nelson W. Andrews, for
merly of Bridgeport and now of Ft.
Sam Houston. Texas. They were mar
ried Feb. 14. 1S93 and desertion is
alleped since Feb. 22. 191S. Cruelty
is also claimed in the petition.
not relish the idea of stripping Amer
ican industry of easy credit in order
to finance competition abroad.
President Hardinir was told by Th
international bankers that the quick
est road to American prosperity lay
through the refinancing of Europe
(Continued on
Page Twelve
The Bridgeport Times will be
published Monday. Memorial Day,
and its patrons will receive their
papers m
Alleged to have stolen 235 bottles
of liquor and some silverware from
the home ol Andrew Aniscl, of 163
Maple street, Anthony Barlow of 12S5
Sea view avenue and Nathan Bittner
of 2957 Fairfield avenue wer$ held
under- $200 bonds for trial on June
. when arraigned in the City court
today. The Federal authorities
have also been notified of the case,
and it is likely that the men will b
prosecuted .by government officials as
well as the state.
Tokio. May 27 By tne a P
The lat st prejs despatch from Vlad
ivostok in connection wir h the occu-
m is si on for all non-Cathoiic peo
in Bridgeport will be conducted
bv the Paplist Fathers of Xew York
j city, at Sacred Heart church, Myrtle
I avenue, during the week of May 30th.
; The first services will be held on
I Monday evening- at 7:30, and will con
1 sist of a doctrinal lecture, the an
swering of questions a.-k'd by the
congregation and ben eviction of the
Most Blessed Saoi-amen I . The reason
for the mission is to explain and to
defend the Catholic retigton before
persona not of that f. b. It will of
fer non-Catholics an opportunity to
obtain f rTn the bet (M Msible source.
pation of that city Thursday mor;unj: information on various qu-s ions per
I by troop formerly under command piining to the Roman Catholic faith.
I of th" Jener:l Kappell. state that a fTtev. .David W. Kennedy and John K
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Tf.V' ;.TIillf 141. ltii uti mru i. i uui M- Mill l til ' li-. - '
that M- Merkudoff. chairman of The closing exercises for the men's
the non-socialists organization had ; mission which has been so success
been nominated for tne president. J fully carried on during the past week
The conversation of a constituent as-1 will take place in the church tomor
sembly for the region is also an- 'row evening at 7:30. There will be
nounced the advices. the recitation of the rosary the clos-
:ni? address, the renewal of baptismal
voww, the conferring of the Papal
blf-sins and benediction of the MoM
Ble;ed Sacrament.
A week ago services were held exclusively-
for the women of the par
ish. It was estimated by the mem
bers of th mission band that about
1.500 wcen attended each evening
d urinsr the first week and 1 .000 nfiex
were present each evening of the sec
ond week. M;ises were held every
morning at 5:30 for the adults. Be
tween 600 and 700 children attended
at the second mass at & o'elock.
Tomorrow evening at St. Patrick's
church on North avenue there will
be services which will terminate the
two weeks mission for men and
women which Las been conducted by
the- Passionist Fathers of Xew Jer
sey. The devotions have been of ben
efit. Not only Catholic people have
been benefited, by the devotions, but
those outside the faith as well, an
unusually large number of whom
have been received into the church.

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