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Amusement Calendar A Feature of The Amusement Page Tells yon what Is going on in Bridgeport, fun-wise, when and where. m c 0 CENTS AXT EVEXIXG FARMER. VOL. 57 NO. 129 EST. 1790 Entered as second class matter at the post office at Bridgeport, Conn., under the act of 1873 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., TUESDAY, MAY 31, 1921 "Weather. Fair MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS MBS COLLAPSE GERMANY MONTH TO DBA IRREGULAR Ft Premier Briand Rejects Lloyd-George's Proposal For Immediate Conference in Upper Silesia Bavarian Disarmament Question Settled Polish Insurgents At tempt to Cross Oder River Junkers to be Heavily Taxed. London, May 31 Ger many was today given one month in which to disband the irregular forces that have been fighting the Polish insurgents in Silesia. Great Britain dispatched a note, couched in emphatic terms notifjdng the Berbn govern ment that the irregular forces must be demobilized by June 30. Paris, . May 31 Premier Lloyd George's proposal for an immediate meeting with Premier Briand to dis cuss the Silesian issue, was rejected fcy the latter today and it now ap pears that a fortnight will elapse be fore formal inter -allied discussions are opened. In the meantime experts will meet In Silesia instead of Paris to that they can gather first hand in formation on the ground of fch-e. Po lish dispute. London. May 31. The troublesome question of disarmament in Bavaria has at last been satisfactorily settled, .said a Central News dispatch from Berlin today. Bavaria balked at demobilization of the Einwohenwehr (the National Se curity police and Chancellor Wirth made a special trip to Munich to em phasize the Importance of meeting the Allied demand in this respect. Berlin, May SI.- Polish insurgents ettempfced to cross the Oder river near Tcynik, in Sileela, but were dereateo by German volunteers, said an Oppeln dispatch to the Neue Berliner Zeitung today. The Poles have evacuated the fol lowing towns all of which were sub Fluently occupied by Germans: Wal- zen, Wachow, LescBna, zemoowitz Browain, Slawa. and Kellnowitz. Berlin, May 31 Germany has paid her first bilHon gold marks to the Allies, and today the cabinet gave final consideration to the new finan cial and industrial program which Chancellor Wirth will announce in (Continued on Page Sixteen) MAY HOLD UP SETTLEMENT OF MARINE STRIKE Washington, May 31 Settlement ot the marine strike, which had seemed a certainty today, was threatened when Ernest Pegg, representing the Pacific coast strikers and Timothy lealy of New York, arrived here and announced that they would protest against the agreement which W. S. Brown Is understood to be ready to tugn to end the strike. Pegg and liealy declared that a majority of the men are not in favor of the agree ment for settlement and threatened an insurrection in the marine work ers ranks if Brown signs the agree ment. POSTMASTERS TO HAVE AN OUTING AT PLEASURE BEACH The Fummor meeting: of the Post masters' Association of Connecticut, Will be held next Saturday at Pleas ure Beach, with a shore dinner -at the Pleasure Beach Inn end sports f?ra lore. Postmasters from all over tho state have been invited to attend with their wives and sweethearts. The president of the association is Dan iel McCarthy, postmaster at Middle town .and the secretary treasurer. Senator Daniel Teevan, postmaster at fcihelton. The committee in charge of the af fair are John K. Penders of Mciden: 3 oh n J. Mo lan s of Sey moil r a nd Charles F. Greene of Bridgeport. Several prominent men have been invited to address the meeting, among" whom are Don C. Seitz of th: Ntew Tork World and R. Edwin Smith of the Treasury Department. Church Divided Over Daylight Law Shelton. Ma y 31 Although other churches In this fttjr will go on day light time next Sim day, Rev. Dr. Wat son 1- Fhiilipps. pastor of the Shel lon Congrregat ional church has an nounced that his church will observe standard time. Rev. Mr. Philllpps is a representative from Shelton in the legislature and voted for the bill which provided for standard time observance in this state. There is said to be a difference among his paxishoners over the matter. Owing to the fact that this city together with Derby, Ansonia and Seymour began -general observance of daylight time Monday. IS GIVE RCES SEND NOTE TO DUTCH ABOUT OIL DISPUTE Washington, May 31 The United States has dispatched another note to the Dutch government dealing with the oil controversy in the Su matra region. It was learned officially here today. W2iile the State Department de clined to ma.ke public the text of the note it ds understood that it takes strong issue with seme of the argu ments advanced recently by the Neth erlands government in Its communi cation to this government. The controversy between Washing ton and The Hague arose over the j discrimination practiced by the Dutch j TDvemment against American inter- Jest., (principally the Standard Oil Company) in the DJambi fields of Sumatra. This discrimination against American ciypital led to an energetic protest from Secretary of Hughes some weeks ago. State DRUG SELLER HELD UNDER $2 000 BOND Oamella Fa-sciano. of 27 Pedgewlck street, who was arrested some time ago for selling narcotic drugs', was bound over to the Superior court un der $2,000 Ibonds, when arraigned in the City court today. Tho woman was sadd to have been a member of a "drug rinig" "tt hi-ch has been broken up by the police. Readers Protest Printing Details n n.T . . IT9 ur ivott in The Times has received an interest ins series of letters from its readers in Stratford, in which it is suggested that the newspapers ought to print less about divorce cases, murders and i the like, and especially, less aoout tne Xot trial. This is a mooted matter among newspapers. Most murder trials, most hangings, and most divorces arc treated after the fashion which our readers suggest. But when the murder is of an "un usual type, or when persons supposed ly of good character and distinction are involved, the newspapers "play up" the facts, and, in the opinion of the great majority of editors, this is wholesome thing to do. Take one notable case, which re cently has occupied mucn space. A an of great weal a and power sought to live the kind of a life he preferred to live, in defiance of social conven tions. But publicity, and publicity only defeated his will. The news papers proved to this powerful per sonage that he is not above public opinion and the moral law, and they alone had the power to teach him this lesson. This man is deprived of a post of financial power, he is shamed before the community, and others are taught that the laws of decency are to be observed. The Xott murder falls under the same rule. The pub licity which has attended this affair will have a cleansing effect upon the community though doubtless some minds are so constituted that the les son will pass over. (Continued on Page Two) LEFT GAS JET OPEN, SUFFERS SCALP INJURY Georfire Parr. 28 of 1041 Boston ave- ' r.ue suffered a lacerated scalp and partial asphyxiation from gas last evening while at work in a restaurant at 2S7 Water street. Carr. who is employed as a cook, accidentally left a gas jet open on one of the stoves and left the room, re turning a short time later. Xot no ticing anything amiss he lit the gas and immq(RiateIy there was an explo sion which threw him against a win dow. The ambulance was summoned and he was removed to St. Vincents' hospital by Dr. J. F. Walsh. His con dition today is said to be improved. OPEX BIDS OX OT,D BTTX.DIXG. Bids on the old Second precinct stationhouse will be opened tonight by the Board of Police commission ers. The building and land has been advertised for sale, and a large num ber of bids have been received by Captain Clayton L. Smith, r'.erk of the. department. Xo other business of importance is scheduled to rrne before tonights' session. Miss Leitch Wins Match Glasgow, Scotland, Mar 31 Another brilliant American wo man golfer went down to defeat before Miss Cecil Iicltcb, the English champion, In the second round of the Turnberry tourna ment today when Miss Marion Hollins, of West Brook, El I., was beaten In the last nine holes after playing fine golf during the early part of the match. Miss Leitch won 1 up. POLICE EXPLAIN TARDY ACTION IN BRYANT ARREST Whate hate appeared to be rather tardy n on the part of the police in action on the part of the pol the case of W Gerald Bryant .of 390 Park place, was explained today to have been due to the fact that the girl who was struck by Bryant's ma chine was not 1 thought to be fatally injured, and the officer who was de tailed to investigate the affair went on a two days' vacation before com pleting his task. According to police records, the ac cident iSiS reported at the Third pre cinct station shortly after noon last Monday. The matter reached the Traffic division the next day, and a man was detailed to investigate. He found that the girl was not in an ex tremely critical condition, and post poned further investigation until Thursday. A warrant was issued yesterday, and Bryant was brought into court on a summons. Mary Novak, of 104 Columbus street, the girl who was struck by Bryant's car, was said today to be in a serious condition at St. Vincent's hospital. Jacob Paley and Sam Hoberman, both of 3S2 Park avenue, who wit nessed the .accident have made state ments to the nolice. The men claim that Bryant was travelling at a good ! rate of speed, and that the little girl had just reached the car tracks when she saw the automobile approaching i her. She ran bacV towards the side I walk, but was str k k by the machine and pinned between the auto and a tree. Both witnesses state that the accident could have been avoided if Bryant had turned his car slightly to the left. Bryant, in A statement made soon after the misbap. said th.it the girl was in the middle if the car tit-cks t when he first observed nor. He sounded his horn and applied the ! brakes, but could not avoid striking the child. The case wil lbe heard in the City court on June 25. MLLE. LENGLEN PICKED TO BEAT MRS. MALLORY Paris, May 31 M. Daninos, veteran French tennis referee and critic, now picks Mile. Lenglen to defeat Mrs. Molla Mailory if the American wo men's championship reaches the final round in the world's hard court cham pionships at St. Cloud. He believes Mile. Lenglen will be an easy victor, he said today. He also believes that William H. Laurentz, present holder of the world's hard court title, has a good chance against William T. Tilden. who is not playing his best form. Mile. Lenglen said today that she hopes to go to America in Septeniher. Matches at St. Cloud today brougut together J. C. Jones and M. Dufau of France, in competition for the stadium cup. The leading event of the tournament competition this after noon was a match in the men's dou bles between Tilden and Arnold Jones, who were to play the Spanish cracks, Degomar and Alonzo. OWNERS BELIEVE ESPERANTO S CREW . . OF 20 ARE SAFE (By The A. P.) j Island shore, caused Russell Smith. Gloucester, Mass., May 31. Still : of the Gorton Pew company to be without advices of their own today I lie-re that she had struck a sand bar the local owners of the schooner Es peranto found in press dispatches of the foundering in Nova Scotia waters i of the craft that was Gloucester s pride, indicates that Captain Tom Benham and his crew of 20 men were ! safe. It was not only a hope, they said, it was a conviction.. The process of deduction followed by most of Gloucester. based on knowledge of the men and the ships of this port, led to the belief that the Esperanto's crew were taken off bv Captain Alden Geel. himself a Glou cester man. and the crew of his schooner Elsie. The Elsie was the vessel which first found the interna tional race winner submerged to her cross-trees a mite and one-half south of Sable Island yesterday, but which bad left her before the Canadian pa- ; trol ship which reported the accident arrived. That the Esperanto was sunk to ! her crosK-trees so close to the Sable EXONERATE PILOT OF ALL BLAME Board Investigating Terri ble Accident Decides Fa tality Was Absolutely Un avoidable. Washington, M a y 3 1 Lieutenant Stanley Ames, pilot of the Curtiss Eagle army airplane that crashed near Morganto wn , Mary- j Jall(J SaturdcIV night with a I , -, - loss 01 seven lives, is exon erated of all blame for the accident in the formal re port of the board of investi gation, submitted today to Major M. P. Scanloir com mandant at Bollinp- Field. The accident, in the opinion of the bOard of three army aviation officers, was absolutely unavoidable and was due entirely to the storm Into which the adrplane ran w-hile returning from Dangley Field, Va., to Washing ton. The report was submitted to Major ScanLon just before the command ant and his staff left the flying field for Washington to attend the funeral of Lieutenant Ames. Captain William C. Oekeer was senior officer of the board and the other members were Lieutenants Paul T. Wilkins and L. M. Wolfe. Washington, May 31- Air service officers, headed by Brig. Gen. "Wil liam Mitchell, today launched a. cam paign for a centralized air service and the establishment of a national sys tem of air ways, which they believe is necessary if aviation is to be prop erly developed and repetitions of the fatal crash which resulted in the death of 7 at Indian Head, Md., last Saturday avoided. Gen. Mitchell has mapped out a proposed system of airways which he believes will meet all present re quirements. It provides for five main air routes and a number of secondary routes, with aerodromes and landing fields at frequent intervals along them. Four of the main airways parallel the boundaries of the I'nited States while the fifth crosses the con tinent about midway between the northern and southern boundaries. M0T0RB0AT OWNERS MUST OBSERVE LAW For the benefit of persons owning motorboats that are carrying passen gers wit ho u,t license and more per sons than the number of life pre servers on board, it will be well to note that the "United States Customs official deals very severely with persons violating the law in regard to this. No boat owner shall carry a, greater number of persons than the number of life preservers carried on the boat. Also it is forbidden to carry passen gers for hire without a special li- information regarding this matter may be obtained from the Marine department at the local Cus toms House. Wealthy Norwaik Han Remarries Norwalk, May 31 The marriage on May 9 last in Greenwich of William B. Miller, wealthy president of the Xorwalk Tire and liubber Co., of this city and Mrs. Irene ru Fault-West of Hartford was announced her today. Mr. Miller was divorced by his wife about a month ago in Reno, Nov., and she was granted custody of a daugh ter and $30,000 alimony. Mrs. Du Fault-West was also divorced a short r.ime ago. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have just returned from a wedding tour and will reside in Green-.vich, it is announced. and filled. Such an accident ordi narily would give the crew ample time to get clear. The Elsie which found the Esperanto is a Gorton Pew boat also. Captain Geel and Captain Benham were friends, and the former would not leave the Esperanto's side so soon unless he had assured himself of the safety of skipper and crew. It was Captain Benham's first trip in command ot tne branto, which he sailed as a member of the all-star skipper crew under Captain i Martv Welch that manned her for the rare last fall. At his home today were his three motherless children, the oldest only informed of the ques tion about the safety of the father. The Esperanto, whose name will be perpetuated by the cup she won. was 1 S vears in the water, having been built at Essex, a sister port of Giou- cester on Cape Ann, in 1908. She was 107 feet long and was registered 1 as 1 40 tons gross ana si tons net. ERGUSON, CLOSE FRIEND OF MURDERED MAN, RELATES GRUESOME SOVIET TO D NEW ENTENTE London, May 3J A new entente, headed by Soviet Russia, is being created in the East and Near East and when it is completed it trill form a powerful military and politi cal organization stretching from the Arctic ocean to the Arabian sea and occupying about half of Asia. Treaties of Alliance have already been negotiated between the follow in countries. Soviet Russia, Nationalist Turkey, Persia, Khiva, Bokhara, Georgis Ar menia and Azerbainjan. Some of these countries (all are now under Republican form of gov ernment) are newly created and their names are unfamiliar to European and American ears. Khiva, Bokhara, Georgia and part of Azerbainjan weref ormerly included in the old Russian empire as it existed before the -war. Nationalist Turkey includes most of Anatolia. "The Prussia of the old Ottoman Empire." Soviet Russia has made powerful efforts to form an alliance with Afghanistan hut the result is not known. t'nder the commercial treaty between Great Britain and So viet Russia, signed on March 16. the Hussion Soviet government pledged it seilf to "refrain from any attempt, by military or diplomatic or any other form of action or propaganda .to en courage any of the peoples of Asia, in any form of hostile action against British interests or the. British em pire, especially In India and in the inde-pendent stFLto of Afghanistan." This new entente will have a pow erful influence inthe. future, not only upon Asia but Europe as well and its destinies will be guided by Moscow. Even if Loninc goes no further in Europe, than he has gone at present the continental powers must reckon with Soviet Russia in the future. rists Mo to City Court Answer DIKE BREAKS; FARM DAMAG ARE $300,000 Woodland, Wash., May 3 1 Be tween 400 and 500 persons, farmers and their families, were believed early today to have escaped to safety as the result of warning given last night when a dike near here protecting a reclaimed farm area of 12,000 acres broke under pressure of flood waters from the Columbia river. Damages to farm property was estimated by observers at $300,000. The pumping station at Burch Stough was swept away within thirty minutes after the dike broke. The area is approximately nine miles long and two to three miles wide. It is feared that mttst of the district has been inundated. The pressure of the rising waters tore a hole sixty feet wide in the dike, which is fifteen feet high, 70 feet wide at the base and 20 feet wide at the top. It was completed this year at a cost Of $200,000. STRIVING TO RRANGE AN AGREEMENT Washington, May 31. Republican Republican j tch up anM enaite and jj re and an ij leaders were striving to pa agreement between tne S House majority on a peace army and naw policy when Congress reassembled today after a three-day holiday. With Republican senators divided against themselves on the $500,000,- in increase-s proposed by the ican controlled Senate naval ommittee are growing louder The axe of the army Is anot ri us bone of runtrn ion between 3 ini. Sc nate and House which promises diticnaJ trouble for the Ropubli ; mum siz of the army a: 150.000 wtistt I it passed trie ai my appropriations 1 bill- Tho Senate military affairs com. I mittce boosted the minimum to 170. - .inn t--,-, - I -J 1 uled to follow tne navy bill in tfye lit bV. .Senate threatens ano her sp inecn it and the Hous if 170.0 feo sent i;o stands when the emasure sis se conference. ES priarlons bill, rambles of discontent!! among the Republican membership j! ti of the House over :he S10O.OOO.OOOl STORY State Uses Him to Prove Identity of Body Found In Easton Swamp Johnston Also in Court To day Transcript of Mrs. Nott's Testimony at Wade Trial Read by State's Attorney. When Daniel O. Fergruson, partner of George B. Nott in a "social" club the men operated on Fairfield avenue, in court this morning told of seeing Nott's dead body on a slab in the basement morgue of the Mull ins, Scott & Red gate undertaking establishment on Golden Hill street, and said that the skull and brains were separated from the rest of the head it was too much for Mrs. Nott. She cried out and was soon in a condition bordering on col lapse. Her words were not clear but in her anguish her husband's name could be understood. Judge Maltbie im mediately ordered a short recess. IRISH STATUS IS DISCUSSED BY CABINET London, May 31 Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, chief of the Im periol General Staff, attended a full meeting: of the British cabinet today at which the Irish situation was dis cussed. It was understood that a scnerae for the sending: of troops re inforcements to Ireland was ap proved. Despite the renewed violence in Ireland it was learned from and well informed source that the negotiations between Eamonn De Valera, leader of the Sinn Fein, and Sir James Craig, leader of the Ulster Unionists have not been broken off. Indirect conversations between the leade the two hostile Irish factions were said to be continuing but both sides ai-e avoiding publicity. Crowd To Charges Traffic policemen waged an ener getic warfare against violators of the automobile laws over the week end, and 27 motorists appeared in the City court today on various charges. Reck less driving was the most common of fense, and there was only one case in which a driver was accused of operat ing a car while under the influence of liquor. Three fines of $115 and costs were the largest imposed by Judge Frederick A. Bartlett while a mtlt L 5 Were nlled Joseph Defelice, of 7 Midland i " . street whose, machine collided with a car owned by Fred Beardsley of Bridgeport, near the bathing pavil- lion in Seaside park last night, was charged with operating an automobile wrhile under the influence of liquor. Kis. case was continued until Saturday i.ij.u Donaa were n.eu j.u i . juia. Ania Defelice, wife of the driver, was : slightly injured in the accident, and j received treatment at the Emergency hospital. Alleged to have engaged in a speed ! tilt in Fairfield avenue Saturday night, Arthur Penell of Westport and j Raymond M. Torry, of Revere, Mass., j weire fined $25 and costs for speeding, j Befell claimed that he was on his woiv to Stamford to see his sick j (Continued on Page Seven TAKE PRECAUTION GAINST VIOLENCE T MURDER TRIAL I Dedham, Mass., May 31 Every precaution against violence or a dis turbance was taken today at Norfolk County Court House when rsicola Sacco and Bartolme Vanzetti went on trial for the murder of Frederick A. Parmenter and Alessian Brardelli, two South Braintree shoe facto masters in April of last year, tention of radicals all over tht js known to be centered on tli two South Braintree shoe factory pay- The at- the world he trial. it being charged that the pair has been "framed" because of their poli tical affiliations. Judge Webster Thayer and District Attorney Frederick G. Kiumann will guarded night and day until the rial ends. T I MIT BY MOTOR; her seJ, ! LEG IS FRACTURED I Irene Hackett 1. of 1J14 Connec ticut avenue was struck ry j n auto mobile driven by Theodore Schmidt of Linden avenue, Stratford, this morning and suffered a fracture of the left leg. She was treated by Dr. B. J. Burns of the Emergency hos pital and removed to St. Vincent's hospital. ON STAND Ferguson had been put on tho stand j by the state to prove the identity of I the body found In (lie Easton swamp. Ferguson also '.old of separating tho Notts two weeks previous to tiie crime when Nott was hitting his frail wife, and she kiokin.-r him. lie also told of watching the Nott home from the Bopko house next door, to get a line on the going and coming of Wade, who thy had Identified by (nking tbe automobile number and comparing it with (lie State records. Ferguson al so told of the timo on the day of the luarrci tnat ivott talked to Wade and warned him away from the house. This (estintony was necessary to make admissible (hn transcript of tbe testimony given at the Wade (rial b-' Mrs. Nott. Thin was started on Fri day, but Henry E. Shannon for the defense objected to it being finished until the identity was clear. State's Attorney Homer 8. Cummings (hen thought it advisable to start again .at' the beginning which ka did at 11!30 this morning. Mrs. Nott entered the court house at 9:05 from the west door, being at- i Jiufijtt tja.Il, Ueputy OI matron. but th. yytn stronger than at any time since the trial began. She walked with a steady and lirni tread and held her head up with scarcely a glance to the right or left. John Edward Johnston, also held for the murder, was brought down from the jail at :45 and was met by a battery of cameramen who were on the job. The crowd outside the build ( Continued on Pago Sixteen) BRYAN WILL MAKE HOME IN FLORIDA New York, May 31. William Jen nings Bryan has decided to transfer his home permanently to Miami, Fla.. hte announced here today. The de- ; t f or ' M rT Bran's heiltiT ! Br" iss'-Jed the followii state- mMit! ' Mrs. Bryan's health is such that it is m-cessary for us to live in tlie south. Having tested Miami's cli mate, for eight years we have chosen that city for our permanent home. 'For some time I have been, politi cally speaking in a state of suspended j animation, living in Florida, but vol Nebraska. "Being as much interested as ever in the jiroblems of government and desiring to make my remaining years as vJuahie to my country as possi ble. J have decided to transfer my cit izenship to Florida and thus make my actual residence my legal residence also." Washington, May 31 The an nouncement by William Jennings Bryan that he is taking up his legal residence in Florida was interpreted by his friends today as confirming reports which have been widely cir culated in political circles that is going to run for U. S. Senator from Florida in 1922. Who Is Croesus Of Connecticut? Xew York, May 31 More than one-half of the multimillionaires In the United States -vvho have an in come of $1,1(00,000 a year live in Xew York state, according to statistica o jm-piled here today baaed ujon fed eral and 2s'ew York state income taJC reiorts. Pennsylvania stands next aa the home of very iich men The tax compilations for 1920 are not yet complete hut it is estimated there are about 5 men "in America wth in ccmea of Sl.OGO.OOO a year or more, while a'jout 40 of them live in Nenw York sttute.. Many states cannot boast of any resident with a million dollar income. There is one such Croesus in Michigan, Connecticut, Ohio. Rhode Island and Texas. CAlCiHT riNGKBS Oi KRJ-1KZKK. George I'afipa, age 56 of 1 2 Warren i-ourt. caught his fingers in an ioe cream freezer while workirrtf fox Georse Monic of 219 North Washing ton avenue this morning. He was rushed to the Emerjrcttcy hospital where it was f"ur.d that hii injuries warranted the amputation of thre fingers of the left hand. Dr. B. J. Coj-le performed the operation ani removed the man to his home.