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VOL. 57 NO. 11 EST.
FIVE DEAD AND
FIFTY WOUNDED
IN RACE RIOTS
Tulsa, Okla., June 1. After ten hours of race rioting
extending over the entire city, five white men are known
to be dead today and about 50 are known to be injured.
There are no known negro fatalities, though reports
are that several were killed.
Thousands of shots were fired dizring the rioting
crowds swarming up and down the streets brandishing
weapons and great excitement prevailed.
Tho city is patrolled by 50 automo
bites filled with armed men. While.;.
MiO armed men with their center on
tho Krisco railway station within a
stone's throw of an armed mob of 1,
000 negroes, for the nueclus of the
gathering white forces. Half a dozen
airplanes circled above the town.
With hundreds of armed white men
pushing into the black belt, setting
fire to scores of houses and firing val
leys at houses where snipers are ob-s-rved,
reports reaching police head
quarters this morning state that the
deaths will mount higher than pre
viously estimated.
Two thousand or more negroes are
reported walking out of town to the
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PRODUCERS'
MARKET IS
BIG SUCCESS
Deserved and prompt success ac
compaied the opening of the Pro
ducers' and Consumers' market on
the City Plaza this morning. A great
number of buyers, many of them in
automobiles visited the market place
early in the day, and by nine o'clock,
the entire stock of vegetables which
totaled 18 wagon loads, had been sold
out clip and clean.
Albert E. Wilkinson, of the De
partment of Agriculture, who is act
ing as supervisor of the market,
opened the sales and the business
was then placed In direct charge of
Traffic Officer Daniel J. Reily.
The whoesale department, with
more than 40 pedders in the buying
ring, opened at 4 a. m.. and continued
until 7 o'clock. Large sales were re
ported in this branch. The big crowd
came for retail purchasing however,
and the buyers expressed much' satis
faction over getting stricty fresh
vegetables and and farm products at
a reasonable price.
According to present plans, the
wholesale department will be open
daily from 4 until 7 o'clock, and the
retail market will operate from 7
o'clock uiitil such time as the stock
Ss disposed of. All vegetables and
fruits are home grown, and prices
reasonable enough to attract immedi
ate attention.
A nglo-Japanese
Alliance Not To
Meet Opposition
By HAIlltV I j. ROtiERS.
Washington. June 1 The Harding
administration will pla. e no obstacles,
in the way" of a renewal of the :
Anclo-Japanese alliance, and unless'
the terms ot tne pact are uHusnwu
altered might even give t.icit encour
gemcnt to such a renewal, according
to well informed diplomatic opinion
here today.
When the Imperial British council
meets in London fifteen days hence
to decide, among other things
whether the alliance is to be con
tinued, there arc likely to be some
interesting remarks, particular y from
the representatives of Australia and
Jsew Zealand Few observers in close
1790
Entered as second class
at Bridgeport, Conn.,
Humorist Wins
Classic Derby
At Epsom Downs
Epsom Downs, Eng., June 1 (By
the Associated Press) Humorist won
the classic derby, run here today.
Viscount Astor's Craig An Eran
was second and Joseph Watson's Le
monora was third. Twenty-three
horses ran.
J. B. Joel's Humorist, the winner
of today's race, ran third in the two
thousand guineas at Newmarket, in
April. Craig An Eran was the win
ner of the two thousand guineas and
Lemonora was second in that race.
Highways leading from London to
Epsom Downs were crowded at dawn
today with people journeying to wit
ness the running of the classic Eng
lish Derby. Railroad service, re
stricted because of the coal miners
strike, was supplemented by almost
every kind of vehicle, while high
overhead airplanes swooped and
buzzed as they watched the slowlj
moving river of traffic below and sig
nalled ground officers of trouble any
where along the road.
King George and Queen Mary, foi
the first time drove down to the
course in semi-state. In the past the)
have driven only to the Ascot meet
ing. AMERICAN
GOLFERS ALL
ELIMINATED
Turnberry, June 1. (By The A.
P ) Sara Fowncs of Pittsburgh, the
last of the four American golfers who
reached the third round of the Brit
ish ladies open golf championship,
was pliniira:-ed this afternoon by Miss
Cautloy of Thanet, former champion,
by 6 up and 5 to ftlay.
touch with the situation doubt, how
ever, that the outcome will be a
declaration for renewal of the pact,
with perhaps a more definite intima
tion that the Cnited States is to be
expected from the mutual engage
ments of the two pwers to support
each other in case of war.
This government is known to be of
tho opinion that such an exception
In favor of the jL'nited States was in-
tended by the
Tms of Article IV of
the present tr
that nothing in
ly. which provides
the pact shall ob;i-
gate either
to make war upon
:i thi.-d power
which either party
general treaty of
has concluded
arbitration.
matter at the post office
under tho act of 1873
RAILWAY WORKERS
TO TAKE VOTE ON
WAGE REDUCTION
Washington, June 1 A great meet
ing of the representatives of all the
railway unions affected by the wage
cut decision of the railway labor
board to be held in Chicago June 27
and 28 was announced here today..
At that meeting the unions will give
their answer to the $400,000,000 wage
cut and in all probability the question
of strike or work will be decided then.
Ballots are being prepared and will
be sent out immediately to the 500,
000 members of the six organizations
of railroad shop workers to determine
whether they are willing to accept
the wage reductions ordered by the
labor board. If it is shown that the
members are opposed to acceptance
of the reduction then a strike vote
will be taken.
Many labor leaders here today ex
pressed disapproval of a plan to take
court action to forestall the wage re
duction. This month, will see almost continu
ous conference among the railway
unions. The American Federation
of Labor annual convention be.gins in
Denver on June IS Md trill be in ses
sion for two weeks. li? meeting in
Chicago will imniediate;y follow it.
These conferences have already
been inaugurated in many parts of the
country, the decision of the board
having been anticipated by the union
leaders. Already they are consider
ing retaliatory action. The an
nouncements of the decree did not
come as any surprise to the leaders
who were in Washington Koday.
"Rotten, was the comment offered
by J. Malloy, vice president of the
United Brotherhood of maintenance
of way employes. "But," he contin
ued, "we expected It."
TENNIS STARS
NOW CLOSE TO
FINAL ROUND
Paris, June 1 William T. Tilden
II., and William Laurentz, world's
hard court singles champion, moved
closer to the final round today. Til
den was scheduled to meet Rod-cianko,
the Russian, and Laurentz was to
play Demorpurgo, of Italy, both were
considered easy matches.
Mrs. Molla Bjurstedt Mallory was
scheduled to meet Mile. Vassard in the
singles today.
First Installment
On Reparation Now
In New York Bank
Tew York, June 1 The first in
stalment of Germany's reparation
i payment to the allies, to be made
; through the United States $35,733,
i 000 today was in the federal reserve
bank of Xew York. The German
government through lour JNew 1 ork
banking institutions, completed the
deposit yesterday.
Strat field Turns
Erstwhile Bar
Into Cafeteria
Tomorrow in the basement of the i
Rti-ntfieM hotel will he ooened to the i
public quite the most up-to-date
cafeteria in Connecticut. Modeled
after several new establishments
connected with prominent Boston hos
telries. with every improvement and
all the latest equipment, th new res
taurant is a pleasure to behold.
The space i.s that formerly occu
pied by the bar and billiard rooms
of the Stratfield, being situated in
the northern end of the basement.
There are two entrances, one from
the hotel lobby and one from the
Chapel street corner. All equipment
is finished in nickle ot brass, and
everything shines like v-e fire de
partment on inspection d.
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1921
Editor Wilson
Goes Abroad
Lynn W. Wilson, managing
editor of The Times, accompa
nied by Mrs. Wilson sailed today
from New York on board the
Cameronia to attend the inter
national conference of tbe Rotary
Clubs wliich is to be held in
Edinburgh, Scotland, as the rep
resentative of the local Rotary
Club. After the conference Mr.
and Mrs. Wilson will tour
through France, Italy and Eng
land visiting tho battlefields of
the Great War and other points
of Interest They will be gone
about three months.
HEALTH BOARD
REPORT SHO
s
MUCH PRO
The annual report off the Board of
Health has been submitted, to Mayor
W'ilson.
Among the more interesting- fea
tures of this report is the develop
ment oT Englewood Hospital, "which
has been a great boon to the city of
Bridgeport as a children's hospital.
During the fiscal year 154 cases of
diphtheria were treated with but 10
deaths and out of 18 6 diphtheria
cases there were but three deaths.
From the opening of the hospital,
July, 1919, to Aipril. 1920, there were
273 patients admitted, averaging
about 30 per month. From April,
1921, to Apriil, 1921, covering a 12
month period there were 511 patients
admit tel averaging 42 per month
which is an increase of 40 per cent,
over a monthly period, of the previous
year.
The laboratory division of the Wel
fare building has increased its field
of operation from the fact that dur
ing the ficsal year of 1919, 13,52 5
examinations were made while in the
fiscal year of 19 20 the examinations
numbered 19,571.
The outstanding features of this re
port are the development of Engle
wood hospital, the inauguration of
the community nursing and its devel
opment and extension of child hygiene
in the schools, and the completion of
the organization of the waste collec
tion service.
This report is one of progress and
Dr. William Hall Coon stated that the
department of health has now reached
such a efficient standard that they are
now ready to meet any
that may arise.
emergency
Esp
eranto fs Crew
Brought Safe To
Port At Halifax
The walls hav been entirely re-
decora ted the color scheme bein
cream color ana wnne. xaoies anu
chairs are of mahogany finish, with
a seating capacity of 50 persons. Ta
llies are available seating two. four
and five. Many new contrivances are
noted, all the latest devices in cook
ing: and steamins utensils, while a
feature 'is an automatic egg boiler
that Is governed by an electric mo
tor. The new cafeteria will fill a long
felt want, especially with motor par
ties that want to make a hotel stop,
4o take advantage of hotel conveni
ences, ap'i not lose the time nec
essary i Ijpe in the main dining
room. , wl
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TTERS WRITTEN IN COUNTY
JAIL PRi
DEFENSE
Paid The Penalty
FEEL SENTENCES
ARE TOO LIGHT
Paris, Juno 1- The allies are dis
satisfied with the lightness of ihe
sentences which are being imposed
upon convicted German officers in the
war criminal trial at Leipzig. Con
versations are being exchanged be
tween London and Paris, it was
learned todjfy, with a view to the pos
sible reopening of the whole question
of war criminals. Two G-emans have
been tried and convicted. The first
was sentenced to ten months for bru
tal treatmetn of British war prison
ers, the second to six months.
SETTLEMENT OF
MARINE STRIKE
UP TO OWNERS
Washington, June 1 Settlement of
the Marine sfrike today apparently
hinged on action to be taken by the
private shipowners at a conference in
New York.
The Shipping Board and the rep
resentatives of the strikers are under
stood to be ready to sign an agree
ment for winding up the controversy.
The private shipowners still hold out
but will confer in Xew York today.
Halifax, X. S. June 1. The crew
of the Gloucester schooner Ksperanto
was brought to port h?rc today by the
Glouccsterman Elsie, which had taker,
them oft the wreck of their craft at
Sable island. The Esperanto, winner
of the international fishing vessel
championship races here last fall,
foundered after striking a submerged
j wreck, they said.
The accident occurred at 6 o'clock
1 Mondav morning. The fishermen
took to their dories and were picked
up three hours later by the Elsie.
Members of the Esperanto's crew
said they knew of the submerged
wreck and had just changed their
course to avoid it when the crash
came.
Captain Gecl, skipper of the Elsie,
planned to land the crew at Sable Is
land but Ihe surf was too heavy and
he decided to bring them here.
The stuff of which he captains
sailing out of Gloucester are made
was shown today when Captain Tom
Benham. skipper of the Esperanto
after reporting the jinking of
schooner in collision and the sa
of himself and crew nrtfVd:
fety
-sir to the iirYuv Two;.
Weather, Fair MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS
WED UNDOIN
FOR ACCUS
Ethel Hutchins Nott
Counsel for Mrs. Ethel H. Nott at the opening of
court this morning asked the privilege to change the plea
of their prisoner to guilty of murder in the second degree.
This was after a physician had been summoned in order
to make it possible for the accused woman to be brought
before Judge William M. Maltbie who immediately sent
enced her to spend the "rest of her natural life in State's
prison." The woman was barely able to whisper that she
wanted to change her plea, and when she managed to get
out the words "Guilty in second degree" she completely
collapsed and fell over on her left side into the arms of
Mrs. Hall, police matron.
And so came to an end the most sensational murder
trial in the history of Fairfield county. Robert DeForest.
for the defense, stated that after he and attorney Hem
E. Shannon had inspected the 1 etters written by Mrs
Nott to Elwood Wade, while they both were confined foi
the commision of the crime, that they had decided that
their previous intentions of fighting the case to the last
ditch were futile, and that an acceptance of their plea by
the court would be satisfactory.
State's Attorney Homer S. Cummings spoke deliber
ately and at length, the body of his remarks being to fhc
effect that he had only the law and the Honor of the State
in mind, and that because of his personal feeling in the
matter he would not like to venture an opinion, but felt
that the Judge was the only one qualified to pass upon so
momentuous a question. ' He closed by stating that he be
lieved, had the trial proceeded, that he could have pro
duced evidence, with the famous fatal letters and Ihe
testimony of John Edward Johnston, also held for the
murder, to show that Ethel H. Nott was equally guilty
with Wade in the actual killing of her husband on August
29, last.
Judge William M. Maltbie spoke with a great deal of
caution, and with a very deep consideration for all the
points involved. He stated that any opinion he might
have had early in the trial of faking up on the part of
Mrs. Nott as to her physical condition, had been changed
and that now he thoroughly believed that she was a brok
en woman, bordering upon complete collapse, and that-to
go on would in his opinion be futile, for he believed that
before the case could ever be completed that she would
collapse utterly, making all efforts upon the part of the
State and the defense, of no avail.
He also felt inclined to accept the plea as a move
to benefit the community inasmuch as to terminate the
trial in this manner would prevent the morbid public of
men. anH linfnrtimatelv some women, from hearinjr the
lurid, sensational testimony
ine and hoping to hear.
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