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VOL. 57 NO. 131 EST.
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."
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
Enterod as second class
at Brid geport. Conn.,
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.)
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.
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
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.
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
Martial Law Continues
In Effect But No Dis
order is Apparent
Damage Tremendous.
Tulsa, Okla., June 2
Business was resumed
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Recently the Bridge
port Board of Education
bought 3,500 tons of coal
at $13.20 per ton, from the
Sprague Ice and Coal
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.
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.
$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.
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 ,
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
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