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If It's true It's In the Times! The editorial policy of this paper is to have it if It's truth and to reject It if it's false. Read the TIMES for the news of the day clearly and accurately presented. VOL. 57 NO. 131 EST. CHANCELLOR S DRASTIC BEFORE Drafted to Set Country In Order to Meet Indemni ty Will Float No Loans But Germany Will Pay As She Goes. Berlin, June 2 The most drastic programme under which any modern nation has ever lived was spread out before the German people today to set the country in or der to meet the indemnity due the Allies. Chancellor Wirth who addressed the Reichstag on the subject Wed nesday announcing the new financial policy, summed up Germany's needs in the following four phrases:. Intensive industry. Intensive agriculture. Maximum efficiency. Unprecedented economy. Germany "vrill not attempt to floats any ohjjs but will pay as she goes. Q J ftj jl ! W VilST "In summarizing our new -pro am " ll I C 11 U L OUI S there are three points upon which i we must concentrate our endeavors. "Understanding, reconstruction and reconciliation," said the chancellor. "We purpose to tax stock specula- i tion and to carry out in M1 pres- j enY tax laws. The indirect taxes on luxuries are to ho increased and the j nnintinc of more -paper marks in : preat amounts will D prevented. Caution is necessary. We must avoid adding reparations profiteers to the war profiteers. There must be. greater production and thrift must be en couraged. There must be more ef ficiency in agriculture. Motor trac tors must supplant .Tiorses on the farm. Cultivation of our agricultural areas must be intensive. We must tax coal and domestic sales. It is Impossible to make new loans so we must meet the yearly budget by pay ing as we go." ft is impossible to reimburse Gr nirn exporters for the whole tax of per cent, levied by the allied in demnity ultimatum, so the Germans must take advantage of the mark Valne In exchange. The chancellor pointed out. chancellor Worth said that Ger T any Is at preeent carrying out th ' -armament demands of the allies, to (the letter." TWO TVRrNTCS IX OOTOT. Arrested Tate last night, Andreiv JTavrlla. of 505 Bostwick avenue, and T.ernard O "Tiara, of Worcester, Mass., v ere arraigned in the Citv court to--inv. charged with drunkenness. 'TTara was fined SF and costs, and judgment was suspended in the case of Havrila. Four Revenue Bills To Provide Radical Changes Washington, June 2 Four revenue lill3 which would provide radical chances In the present taxation sys tem were introduced in the House to day by Rep. Keller, Rep., Minn. "These four hills." said Keller, "will relieve producing business of (1,730. v0.000 annually and the people of J"rom 3 to 5 times this amount in in llatcd living1 costs.' With his bills, Keller presented a detailed estimate purporting to show th.Tr the. revenue raised under the rhances. would- provide sufficient funds to meet the budget and in : idtion provide a sinkine fund which v.ould pay off the national debt in thirty years. The first bill would repeal all Wt tstfttg transport at ion and sales t.Txes except those on tobacco, spiritsm, oleomargarine, drugs and products of child labor. It would aiso repeal the excttn profits tax and the io per cent, income tax on corporations. The second bill would amend the income tax law so as to distinguish between earned and unearned in .come. The tax on "earned" income cut in two. Earned income is de lined as Income derived from per sonal service or personally conducted t usin ess while "unearned" income is defined as income derived from rents of property interest on mortgage.", notes dividends on stock and from "any source other than the labor. Fkill or business personally conduct ed of the person receiving; the in come. The third bill amends the inherit ance tax. beginning with estates of 20.000 to $35,000, there would be a tax' of one per cent, graduated up to 6 per cent, on inheritances between 1 30.000 and $230,000. The taxes then graduate upward until the point of $100,000,000 is reached after which the tax would be 90 per cent. The fourt bill would put a tax of one per cent., on land values in excess of $10,000. exempting buildings, im provements, etc. The bill aims to tax monopoly holders of natuural resources and holding land not of use. Ninety-eight per cent, of all actual working farm ers would be exempt under the bill, Keller estimated. All oi the billls, Keller said, have the backing of the committee of man ufacturer and merchants on federal 4axation. 1790 Enterod as second class at Brid geport. Conn., PROG GE AGAINST HEIRS OF DR. MARTIN An action has been commenced in the Superior court by the City Na tional bank as administrator, on the estate of the late Dr. Thomas F Martin against Edith Wren. Mar guerite Hurley and Albert V. Martin, children of Dr. Mar'in, and against Thomas Morrissey. The suit is a friendly one and is brought for the purpose of having the court deter mine how the estate shall be dis tribute in view of certain contradic tory and conflicting documents left by the deceased, Dr. Martin. His estate .consists almost entirely of mortgages upon various pieces of real estate throughout the city. At different times he made assignments of these mortgages to Thomas Mor rissey as trustee. Mr.Morrissey then .reassigned the mortgages to the three children of Dr. Martin. These papers were never put upon record and were left with Judge Kelsey. In 915 Dr. Martin made a will leav ing one-third of his estate to each of his daughters and the remaining one (Continued on Page Two.) FORFEITED $50 BONDS Larry Anuy, of 641 Harral avenue, who was arrested Tuesday night for having liquor in his saloon at 629 Harral avenue, forfeited $50 bonds in the City court today. TWO ARRESTED FOR PEDDLING NARCOTIC DRUGS Recent activity of the polioe against drug peddlers was resumed a gain last night, and Leonard Capoz zia. proprietor of a poolroom and temperance cafe at 66 I-exington ave nue and William P. Welch, of the Astor hotel were arrested on charges of selling narcotics. A quantity of drugs valued at $130 was taken from Welch, and $10 worth was discovered in Capozzia's establishment. Both i men ar now being held under $1,000 j bonds for trial in the City court Sat- urday morning. Capozzia. who has been arrested four times for various offenses, was taken into custody at 7:40 o'clock last night by Patrolmen McPadden and Brolley, of the Bureau of In vestigation. Ten minutes later, i Welch was apprehended by Brolley ; and Patrolman Auger. Bonds were fived at $2,0 00 for each man last night, but were reduced when the cases were called in the City court today. During the past two months, five persons have been arrested by the po lice, in an effort to stamp out the nar cotic drug selling business in this city. No great quantities of "dope" have been seized, and the police have reached the conclusion that the ped dlers secure small supplies from out side sources. ASKS S2.000 DAMAGKS. The Morris Metal Products com pany. Bridgeport. has boen made I defendant in a suit brought by Daniel j r . Mahaney. alsn Bridgeport, who asks damages of 12,000 and the fore closure of a lieu on a forge shop on Holliater avenue. Materials and services furnished ere claimed by the plaintiff for a.crtaln cupola charg ing room. H work was to coat 12.825.64. of sum $1,018. 58 has been paid. action la la Sa- matter at the post office under th t act of 1879 Tulsa Quiets Down Martial Law Continues In Effect But No Dis order is Apparent Damage Tremendous. Tulsa, Okla., June 2 Business was resumed as usual today, following a night of quiet. The militia still paced the streets and martial law continued in ef fect, but there was no dis order and stores and busi ness places which were barred and bolted yesterday opened and people appeared on the streets as though Tulsa's day of terror had never happened. There were no further outbreaks of the race rit which had raged un checked during the morning hours yesterday and which was only put down by the arrival of the National Guard from outside cities. State- troops acting under the di rection of Adjutant General Charles F. Barrett patrolled the entire city dur ing the night. Pedestrians without passes and motor cars except official vehicles were barred from the streets between midnight and 6 this morn ing. All street car service was discon tinued throughout the night. The places of amusement were closed early as were a majority of drug stores, soda fountains and cafes. A check up this morning showed 10 white men to be dead and six of 35 wounded in hispitals to be in a critical condition. The bodies of 15 negroes were held in various morgues. Other bodies were brought to the morgues thi3 morning from the ruins of the "Black Belt" where they had lain untouched since yes terday morning. Over 70 wounded negroes are reported in hospitals to day and more than 20 were not ex pected to live for 24 hours. The cordon of troops thrown around the desolate region which was once "Little Africa," perhaps the most concentrated and wealthy negro settlement in the sou-thwest before it was leveled to the ground, Wed nesday morning, by fire started by the white invaders, continued to do picket duty today. The district was a heap of black ened ruins, into which none except soldiers and police were permitted. The destrict can never be restored. It will have to be entirely recon structed. Adjutant General Barrett today considered the advisaibility of pitch ing semi-permanent tents in the negro district as soon as the wreckage can be cleared up, to serve as homes for the negroes now herded into Conven tion hall and other buildings, and quartered . at the baseball park. More than 3,000 of these negroes taken prisoner yesterday still were being fed by relief agencies headed by the Red Cross today. During the night and today their numbers con tinued to increase as litt'le bands of fugitives learning all danger was past, began to straggle back into the city. Their meals were served at the fair grounds. WTLJj HEAR. 150 CANDIDATES. Examiner Daniel Mahoney will take up the examination of applicants for citizenship in Naturalization court to day before Judge John K. Keeler. Examiner Allen K. Church has been oalled away by death in his family. About 150 candidates are scheduled for hearing today. Tomorrow the present session will close. Developments In Trolley Situation Are Looked For Rumblings and rumors from many quarters make it seem probable that ihere will be developments of inter est in matters pertaining to the Con necticut company, and the riding public, before many" more weeks have passed. The present agreement be tween the company and the conduct ors and motormen expired June 1. Last year it was a number of weeks after the old agreement had passed out of existence before the matter was peacefullly settled, the men taking a 10 per cent. Increase, which was not all that they wanted, but wiser heads prevailed. If reports emanating from Hart ford are correct, another raise is sought, but with the present condi tions of the company and the coun try in general the men seem likely to be disappointed. However, it is said that the middle ground this year will be the present scale. In the meantime a small army of checkers, toot all familiar faces on the local division, are doing duty In various parts of the city, apparently tryir-g to get an accurate line on Just how many nick lea' -worths the Jitneys AN I) EVEXKG FARMER. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1921 THE DEADL The following item will be of interest to Bridgeport's taxpayers. It speaks for itself: Recently the Stratford Board of Education bought 750 tons of coal at $13 per ton, delivered, from Vincent Brothers' Coal company. IS BRIDGEPORT THE BOOB? Advance Of British Troops In Silesia Has Been Halted Berlin, June 2.The advance of the British troops in Silesia has been halted owing to conflicting opinions over the measures to be pursued in cleaning up the disputed territory, said an Oppeln dispatch to the Mor gen Post today. The dispatch fol lows: "The French are protesting against the British cleaning up Upper Silesia, and are demanding the creation of a neutral zone. In the me? time the British advance has halted. The British demand the retention of the German Kree corps (volunteers) to protect the flanks from the Polish insurgents. The French insist upon the disarmament of the Germans." Oppeln, June 2 CBy the A, P.) FYeruch soldiers forming the garrison off Beuthen, in southeastern Silesia, have been attacked by forces organ ized by the German inhabitants of the town. Keports state the Germans in the fighting numfbered 3,000. The French have used tanks in charging on the Germans, and are said to have gained the upper hand in the battle. There have been many German cas ualties, it is reported, and the French have not suffered losses. The situation is complicated by the presence of Polish insurgents' forces around the city. The Poles began a fight with Germans in the outskirts of the town on Sunday, and when the French were attacked, the Poles rushed men to their assistance. Re ports are not entirely clear, but It would appear that the French com mander refused the proffered aid, as it is said the French are holding the Poles from entering1 the town. Paris, June 2 The foreign office today issued a denial of the reports from Upper Silesia, that General Te rond, head of the interallied commis sion there had been recalled. England May Abandon Policy Of Irish Reprisals EXPECT STAPLETON ESTATE TO AMOUNT TO OVER $100,000 That the estate of the late George Stapleton, 743 Washington avenue, well known truckman in Bridgeport for many years, will total over $100, 000 is evident in papers filed in Pro bate court today, at which time an application was filed, asking that an administrator be appointed. Mrs. Mary Devitt, his only daughter, is the beneficiary of the entire estate. are getting. With operating expenses somewhat diminished due to a drop in coal, one-man cars, a possible re duction to the men. rumors have rained confiderable ground that the Connecticut Company is endeavoring to figure out if it would be possible to operate at a profit on a five or six cent fare, providing they had all the riding pubiic as they did before the advent of the jitney. This is denied, as is to be expect ed, by Manager Potter cf the Bridge port lines. The theory still sticks in many minds and the jitneymen also have a hunch or premonition that something is in the air. especially after hearing of such action being taken in Indianapolis, Ind.. and other places, where the situation is like that in Bridgeport. , At the Indiana capital the trolleys came back to the old five cent fare with old fare limits with the proviso that the jitneys were to be eliminated within 60 davs. The new jitney laws to go in force here late in July will materially reduce the numtoer of jit neys in operation unless some relief Is found by counsel for the Jiuieymen before that time. Y PARALLEL Recently the Bridge port Board of Education bought 3,500 tons of coal at $13.20 per ton, from the Sprague Ice and Coal company. VE SELECTED TO COMPETE FOR BARNUM PRIZES Five ea.ndida.tes have been selected to compete for the Barnum prizes to be .iudged on Thursday evening, June 23rd, at the graduating exercises of the Bridgeport High school ,in its au ditorium. Those whose essays won honorable place in this annual competition were: Miss Marion Berland.who used as her subject. "CThildren in literature," Alexander Greenspun, with "Power of Spoken Words," as his topic. Jr n Ronald Hopkins, wrote about, "My Friends in Fiction and in Life," Mr. Hopkins is also the class poet and au thor of the class hymn. Miss Thelma Helen Knox used "Should Bridgeport Have a Juvenile Court?" as her sub ject. and Miss Alma S. Rosen wrote on "The Leaders in American Thought." The first Barnum prize to be award ed will be $30 and the second $20. Rev. Alexander Alison, Jr., pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Rev. Joseph Ganley of St. Augustine's parish ,and Miss Ruby Burritt, presi dent of the College club, will act as the judges. WEATHER New Haven, June 2 Forecast for New Haven and vicinity: Fair to night. Friday increasing cloudiness, slightly warmer. London, June 2 The advisability of I abandoning offical reprisals in Ire ; land will be discussed immediately ! by Sir Hamar Greenwood, chief sec j retary of Ireland, and the British j commander in chief in Ireland, it was i learned today from official sources. In reply to questions from Unionist members of the House of Commons Sir Hamar announced last night that 'the government has already ordered I the discontinuance of unofficial re i prisals, that is, those ordered by army ! officers of inferior rank without , knowledge or not reprisals were suc cessful, sair Sir Hamar. NORWALK HAS $20,000 FIRE Norwal-k, June 2 Fire which for a time endangered the homes of wealthy residents of the Silvermine district, destroyed two large barns, a horse and a number of smaller buildings, with an estimated loss of from $15,000 to $20,000 early today. Firemen were summoned from Xew Canaan, Stamford and Darien and their united efforts saved the threat ened residences. The fire started on the John Dorman pla.ee in a barn occupied by Frank La Briggs, the caretaker. The fire is supposed to j have started from an electrie iron I used by Mrs. La Brigs. The barn was completely destroyeed and the 1 barn on the Tournier estate nearby I was also destroyed. KING WILL NOT OPEN PARLIAMENT Belfast, June 2 King George will open the Northern Ireland llster Parliament on June 21. according to the Belfast News-Let.er today. London. June 2. A report printed in Belfast that King George would open the Ulster Parliament on June 21 was official. i Louis Trippo. of 236 Church street, aid Jake Bruno, of 58 Hal lam street, w4re arrested yesterday afternoon for trisfpassing on railroad property. Both were arraigned in the City court I today and Judgment was suspended. Weather, Fair A , I0UNTY JAIL P DEFENSE'S 0 States Attorney Cummings and Attorney Finkel stone Make Clemency Plea for Accomplice Justice Satisfied With Sentences Passed On Wade and Mrs. Nott Accused Woman BarpTj Able to Make Change of Plea in Whisper C lapses in Matron's Arms. Ethel Hutchins Nott John Edward Johnston was sentenced to one year in the Fairfield County jail this noon by Judge Maltbie for his part in the murder of George B. Nott. Pleas for clem ency by State's Attorney Cummings and Attorney Larry Finkelstone were made. Johnston was arraigned about thirty minutes after the life sentence had been imposed on Mrs. Nott. He changed his plea of not guilty to first degree mur der to guilty to manslaughter. It was accepted by the State, and Attorney Cummings informed the court of the valuable assistance of the youth in the prosecution of the other principals and believing that justice had been fully satisfied in the execution of Elwood Wade and the life imprisonment of Mrs. Nott, he recommended that the court show mercy. Attorney Finkelstone pleaded for his client, and stated that while the youth had already suffered and been punished, he would be as fair as the state and would ask for nothing beyond the acceptance of the state's recom mendation. Judge Maltbie accepted the plea, and sentenced Johnston to a year in the county jail on North avenue. 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 he 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 Henry Jfi. (shannon had inspected the 1 etters written by Mrs. Nott to Elwood Wade, while they both were confined for the commission 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 the 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 the 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 ease could ever be completed that she would i cm Faze Two) 2 CENTS MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS ROVED MOOING . . .v - .