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Sherlock Holmes Stories Running Daily In THE BRIDGEPORT TIMES? WEATHER New Haven, June 17 Forecast for New Haven and vicinity: Partly cloudy and slightly warmer tonight and Saturday-. Conditions favor for this vicinity: partly cloudy weather witn slowly rising temperature. AVD KVEOMG FARMER. VOL. 57 NO. 144 EST. 1790 Entered as Fecondclass matter at the post offieft at Bridgeport, Conn., under the act of 1?79 BRIDGEPORT. COXN., FRIDAY, JTJXE 17, 1921 Subscription rates by mall: Daily K.V per vear. One month. Daily 50 cents. 179 Fairfield Ave.. Bridgeport PRICE TWO CENTS U. S. Citizens Being Impre Into Greek Veterans of World War Taken Forcibly From Homes and Compelled to Join Greek Forces Stripped of Clothing Passports and Other Pa pers Taken Thrown Into Jail If Protests Are Made. Smyrna, June 17. (By the A. P.) American citizens are being impressed into the Greek army by agents of the Athens government and George Horton, United States consul general here, has made a vigorous protest to Governor General Steri ades against the continuance of the practice. . For manv months past Americans, even men who served in the army in France, have been taken forcibly from their j the petitions to chief Daniel E?john hnmps nr from vessels arriving from the United Rfat.ps and l??n as a favor to a member of the compelled to join the Greek forces There have been scores of such .5 cases in Athens, Smyrna, Patras and Baloniki, and only those able to es cape and get into communication with American consular officials have ob tained redress. In many instances they have been stripped of their clothing and their passports and oth er papers have been confiscated. When they have protested, it is charg ed that they tave been handcuffed, thrown into jails and mistreated. Consul General Horton declares this action by the Greek authorities is in iiagrant violation of existing agree ments between the United States and Greece. One case is cited as typical of many. Private James Raftel of New York city, who was cited for bravery in the Argonne campaign and who has been receiving a disability allow ance of $50 a month from the United States government, was recently ar rested by Greek authorities at Mity leiie. (Continued on Page Twelve.) Get Motor Taken From This City New Tork, June 17 Two young men and a woman who were arrested last night in Brooklyn, where the young men were working on the motor of an automobile said to have been stolen in Bridgeport, Conn., were arraigned today in Bridge Plaza court, Brooklyn. They were held in $2.50 bail each for further exami nation. The girl. Sadie Devanney. 23, was said to be the sweetheart of William Edward Richmond. 23, of Jersey City, one of the youths. The other defendant is Ernest Knapp, 23, of New Britain, Conn. Detective John Kelley said he ob tained an admission from Richmond that he and Knapp stole the car in Main street, Bridgeport, June 14, and drove it to Zoar, Conn., where they took off the license plates and threw them away. The auto, according to the police, is the property of George J. Smith, of 41 Broad street, Milford. The de fendants were charged with being fugitives from justice and bringing aider, property into the state. ORDERS PAOII-MOATTON. Berlin, Jnne 17 Gen. Hennieker, commander of the British troops in Upper Silesia, has ordered a re newal of the pacification of the prov ince, said an Oppeln dispatch to the Lokal Anzeiger. HOUJS CHARGES. Charges of manslaughter entered against Harold Moran, of Stratford, driver of the automobile truck which struck and killed Cocia Caneatona. 7. of 112 George street, a short time ago. were nolled by the City court today, lloran was absolved from all blame from the accident by Coroner John J. Phelan. Late Telegraph News BUNKER HIIJL DAY Boston. July 17. Bunker Hill Day, the 146th anniversary of the battle of Bunker Hill, was observed today in greater Boston, CLERGYMAN RECKLESS DRIVER New Haven, June 17. Bev. John H. Bell, superintendent of the New Haven district in the New York East Methodist Con ference, who was summoned to the Berlin town court on a liarge of recklessly driving his automobile at a railroad crossing in that town. May 5, was given a nolle as no complainant ap peared against him. It was alleged that Bev. Mr. Bell crashed into the crossing gates which had been lowered by John Neary, the gate tender. CURZON CONFERS WITH BRIAND Paris. June 17. Lord Curzon, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, arrived here today to confer with Premier Briand relative to problems fating Franco ami Great Britain. Great interest was taken in his visit in view of the recent re ports that Prime Minister Lloyd George lia. derided to coniine his attention to home politics, leaving foreign affairs to Lord Gurzon. FIFTY" MILLION FOR CATTLE INDUSTRY New York. June 17 Arrangements for a loan of $50,000,000 to the cattle industry were expected to be completed today at a meeting of some 25 bankers of the East and West. The con ference was to insure making the funds available immediately. OIL OUTPUT 260 MILLION BARRELS Mexico City. June 17. Reports of depletion of Mexican oil fields were" described as -absurd and unfounded'' by the treas ury and commerce and industry departments of the Mexican government. Figures were made public showing that sinct 1901 production of oil in Mexico has constantly increased anti that rt was estimated the total output for the present year would be more than 260,000,000 barrels. ssed Army Government Wins Victory In Leak Case ! They were merely left at the houses Washington, June 17 The govern-' and the men could do as they pleas ment today won a notable victory in eJ- The same thing is being done its efforts to protect the inviolability V6r- tho1 The Pf"tions are of the secrets of the O. S. Supreme bemf circulated among the unions. Court 1 t I do not know whether any were Sitting in Part Two. District Su- ?e,?t to th-e Police department. Chief preme Court, Justice Siddons dis- ! Johnson is out of it entirely, missed the demurrers that had been I Asked if he took the petitions and filed to the indictment of Ashton F. 1 iimbry, E. Millard Mayer, Harnett K. Moses and J. Harwood Graves, and ordered that the cases go to trial on their merits. The four men were indicted for conspiracy against the United States in surreptitiously obtaining advance information on important Supreme Court decisions and using the infor mation thus obtained in Wall Street speculation. Miss Leitch Wins Again ? Fountainebleau, France, June 17 Miss Cecil Leitch, British woman's golf champion, today defeated Miss Joce "Wethered, also of England in tbe final of the French women's open golf championship tournament by 6 up and 5 to play. This was the fourth time Miss Leitch won the French championship. Miss Alexa Sterling of Atlanta, Amer ican woman's golf champion, who was a strong contender for the title this year, was eliminated by Miss Weth ered in the semi-finals yesterday. Both Cornell Robinson Petition Sold Bogus Fight Tickets Reading, Pa.. Jiine 17. Joseph Schwartz and Wiliiam J. Morrow, boi h of Philadelphia, were arrested here today on a charge of selling counter feit tickets for the Dempsey-Carpen-tier figbt. It was alleged that they sold tickefcs admitting to $35 seats for $3 0. They were hold for a hearing. Opinions Differ On Petitions Dawe Says There Are No Restrictions Dr. Finnegan Says Proce dure Was Against Rules. That the circulation of peti tions in all fire houses of the city yesterday afternoon, ask ing for the retention of Arthur Connor as tax commissioner of Bridgeport, did not constitute a violation of any rules of the Fire department, was the de fense put forward today by President Samuel Dawe, o"f the Board of Fire commissioners. Mr. Daws admitted that he Taxpayers' league, who requested that the petitions be distributed among the firemen. A stand of practically the same nature has been taken by Chief Johnson. "A member of the Taxpayers' league asked me yesterday, whether he could distribute the petitions among the firemen," declared Mr. Dawe this morning. "I said I had better give them to the chief, and he left one at each house." "We have no restriction on these matters." continued the commission er. "There was no request or or der that the men sign the papers fa.ve them to the. chief merely as friendly favor to the man who gave them to him, Mr. Dawe replied that that was the case exactly. (Continued on Page Two) Miss Wren Weds Today The marriage of Miss Irene Wren daughter of Peter W. Wren, of 484 State street, vice-president of the First Bridgeport National Bank, and Walter Flocker, of New York city ook place this afternoon at 3 o'clock St. Augustine s rectory. Rev. James B. Nihill performed the cere mony. There were no attendants. Miss Wren is very popular in this city and is a member of the Brook lawn Country club. Mr. Flocker is connected with the Chemical National Bank of New York. TWO BLACK & TAN KILLED. Dublin, June 17 Two Black and Tan policemen were killed in an am buscade near Rathcoole today. The Sinn Fein casualities are not known, but are believed to have been heavy. And Condemn For Connor "The act of the person who crrcti- lated political peiitions through the fire department is to be severely con demned," stated John A. Cornell, chairman of the Democratic town committee, this morning. "While there is nothing criminal in the act, still I think it was poor taste on the part of the originator," de clared J. Alex Robinson, chairman of the Republican town committee. Both statements related to the cir culation of a Republican petition through the ranks of the fire depart ment advising Governor Lake to veto the bill abolishing Arthur F. Connor's post as tax commissioner. The act is attributed to Republican interests, and came to light last night when the Twelfth District Democratic club sent a letter of protest to the fire commissioners asking that proper punishment be meted out to the re sponsible parties. (Continued on Page Twelve.) New Haven Road Not To Start Jitney Routes Officials of the New Haven Rail road this morning denied reports that the road was planning to estab lish jitney routes throughout the state. The possibility of the use of motor buses on highways had been considered by the officials but had been rejected as impractical at this time. "If the Xew Haven Road is to op erate jitney buses it is entirely with out the knowledge of General Man ager Bardo." an executive of the road declared to a Times representative ihis morning. "The same as we con sider and investigate every possible means of improvement, we looked into the use of motor buses in a gen eral, way but we found it would not be a practical proposition, and ac cordingly rejected it several weeks ago." CUMMINGS MAY TAKE TRIP SOUTH State's Attorney Homer S. Cum :iihigs, former chairman of thj Dem icratic national committee, is re ported planning a trip to South merica. There he is said to have ac quired extensive business interests. Mr. Curnmings could not be reached oday. and hid law par-try r, Charles D. Lock-wood, while mailing no de nial, was unable to -5nficso, the re- I porta. Claim Sign Within City Attorney Comley Holding This Viewpoint De clines to Assent to Motion to Vacate Injunctions Preventing Payment of Bills May Have to Call Special Session of Legislature. City Attorney William H. Comley, representing the city, has declined to assent to a motion to vacate the injunctions brought by members of the Chamber of Commerce preventing payment of bills which the city owed to the Bridgeport Con struction Co., and which also means that the bills owed to a great many other business firms amounting to the aggregate of $300,000 will not be paid at once. Governor Lake signed the validat ing act which was passed by the Leg islature on the closing day of the ses sion. He has also signed many other measures of statewide importance. It is understood that Mr. Comley holds that Governor Lake did not sign the validating act within the three days which he is allowed by statute to act either in approval or disapproval. The question - now to be threshed out by the contending interests is the Lewis9 Supporters Claim He Will Defeat Gompers Denver, CoL, June 17 John L. Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers of America, has enough votes pledged and enough in sight to assure him election as President of the American Federation of Labor in place of Samuel Gompers, according to claims of his supporters today. The campaign being conducted for him is the biggest talk at the labor convention next to the Irish question. It is the first serious attempt to oust the veteran of the Federation. It is generally believed Lewis has the support of the United Brother hood of Carpenters and Joiners, which has the largest voting delega tion, next to the miners, while the railroad unions are known to be a receptive mood to "talk busine; (Continued on Page Sixteen) in ELKS PREPARE FOR OPENING OF NEW HOME Arrangements are rapidly being completed for the ceremonies inci dental to the opening of the new Elks Home on State street, on Tues day, June 21. Exalted Ruler L- T. Gallagher announced today tl at the new home would be open to the pub lic from 2 to 6 on that afternoon. After that hour Elks only will be ad mitted. The lodge is indeed fortunate in baving secured so fine an orator as Hon. William T. Philips of New York Lodge No. 1, who is conceded to be one of the most representative Elks and one of the ablest public speakers in the fraternity. Mr. Philips sent a wire today to Mr. Gallagher accept ing the invitation. In addition to his activities in the Grand Lodge of the order, he is also editor of the Elks Antler, a publication founded by the late Arthur C. Moreland, .who was in charge of the ceremonies when Bridgeport lodge was instituted. Joseph Mulvey of New Haven, dis trict deputy for the local jurisdiction, assisted by a staff of Grand Lodge officers, will he in charge of the re dedication ceremonies. Further ar rangement for the gala event are to be made at a meeting of the commit tee tomorrow. Made Fine Run Against Mackintosh George W. Hopkins, general sales and advertising manager of the Columbia Graphophone Company, was defeated yesterday for the na tional presidency of the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World. Charles Henry Mackintosh of Chi cago, was the successful candidate. The vote was 726 to 688. The election marked the close of the annual convention of the organi zation in Atlanta, Ga. Mackintosh is advertising counsellor of the La Salle Extension University of Chi cago. He made his campaign on a program of development of the smaller advertising clubs and pledged himself to visit every club in the United States during his administra tion. He also strongly advocated ed acatton by advertising. Mr Hopkins, the defeated candi date, is an executive of the Columbia Graphophone Company, of this city, and is very well known here. He had thes upport of Arthur H. Guertin, representative of the Bridgeport Ad vertising Club who attended the con vention, and practically every dele gate from New York and New Eng land. T GIRL ON PROBATION. 1 Henry Morosky, proprietor of a ! saloon at 76 Green street was ar- j raigned in the City court this morn ing, charged with being the keeper of a disorderly house. George Prev Leigh. of 1333 Pembroke street, were Leigh, of 13S3 embroke street, were arraigned as frequenters. The cases of Morosky and Previs were nolled. and the girl was put on probation, j All three were arrested last night j when policemen raided Morosky'a j saloon. Lake Failed To Validating Act Time Limit actual time when the governor at tached his signature to the measure. The final arbiter will be State's At torney Frank Healy of Windsor Locks to whom the rjuestion will probably be referred before the money can be distributed to settle the bills. If the contention of Mr. Comley ie found to be valid, Governor Lake will have to caH a special session of the legislature to re-pass the measures, many of which are of local impor tance, before they can become opera tive. Men Refuse Wage Offer Of Company New Haven, June 17- That arbi tration of the wage differences be tween the Connecticut company and their platform men is the only solu tion of the apparent deadlock in the negotiations pending for some time, is the belief here today, following the announcement of the refusal of the men to accept the offer of the com pany for a reduction in wages. is understood the company will be fa vorable to thi3 suggestion. It i& con sidered likely, howevex, that the men will attempt to negotiate further with the officials. Should a reduction in wages be the ultimate outcome of the negotiations it is considered likely that there will be a sjeneral demand for a reduction of trolley fares throughout the state. Police Have Two Working Theories In Tierney Case After more than a day of investigating in the case of Pa trolman "'homas A. Tierney, who was shot and dangerously wounded by an unidentified man Wednesday night, the polic have decided on two possible theories which might be involved in the affair. Tierney's condition still remains critical. The second theory is, that the gun-.;. man may have been a desperate character wanted in another city, and ! fearing apprehension shot the police man upon sight. Shortly beyond the end of State street extension, near I the railroad tracks, there is an un- i rtpvtlnned stretch of territorv that has long been a favorite rendezvous for "hoes" and wanderers. The ploco is known to old time Bridgeporters as Fox island. That the man who shot Officer Tierney, may have planned to stay at this place all night, and had start ed out to rustle a chicken for break fast when he met the policeman, is one of the mcjt probable theories. Such a character, especially, if he was wanted for some serious offense, would naturally fear a policeman, and might take a desperate chance to avoid capture. The first of these is, that Tierney, who was a zealous officer, might have incurred the enmity of some person during the performance of his duties, and that this man may have been deliberately "gunning" for the policeman. Since he was appointed a member of the police department, on July 15, 1920. Tierney has been ex ceedingly active in maintaining order on his beat. He was an important factor in the breaking up of gangs which formerly lounged in the West End in the vicinity where the shoot Ing occurred, and was also very j watchful over a number of saloons j located on his post. It is not believed, however, that j Patrolman Tierney was regarded as ! an enemy by the saloonkeepers. One i cafe owner called at police head quarters yesterday, and informed j detectives that Tierney had inspected ! his saloon a number of times, and 1 that he had aiways conducted him- j self in a courteous manner while making his investigations. This man ; had no knowledge of an enemy I which the policeman might have formed through his official activities. (Continued on Pago Twelve.) CASK CONTINUED. Joseph Mondrezoski. proprietor of a saloon at 66 Allen street, appeaaed in the City court today, charged with selling liquor in his establishment. The case wa continued until tomor row under J200 bonds. During the excitement of the raid last night Mon drezoki's wife fainted away. England To Ask America Watch Gun Shipments Irish Office Announces Seizure of Machine Guns At Hoboken Completely Smashes Plans of Irish Republican Army for Big Fall Offensive Repe tition of "Alabama" Incident Not Desirable. London, June 17.- Great Britain will address a friendly not to the United States requesting thaUihe closest possible watch be maintained in the future to prevent contraband shipments of arms and munitions to Ireland for use against the Grown forces by the Republicans, it was learned from a high source this afternoon. British secret service agents are in America and are keep ing under surveillance Irishmen who are suspected of being in league with the Sinn Fein. Scotland Yard is thus kept in touch with the movements of the Sinn Fein agents. The Sinn Fein sympathizers are said to make their headquarters in New York, Shelton Bank Affairs Are In Court Again The affairs of the Shelton Bank & Trust Comipany were again sutbject for argument before Judge Kellogg during the short calenda session of Superior court. Two motions were taken under advisement by the judge. The receiver, ex-Governor Marcus H. Holcomb, and the City of Shelton, represented by Joseph Shapiro, ask ed the privilege of exchanging depos its' for certain bonds and evidence of indebtedness, in a similar manner in which deposits were exchanged for mortgages, to a great exlent- Another matter before the court was the matter of J180,(r00 with in terest of $8,000 belonging to the City of Shelton, being a deposit. Rather than give the City of Shelton prefer ence by paying the claim it was pointed out that if the court would give the necessary authority to re lease this money it would save the bank a considerable expense, because interest, on account of the nature of this deposit, is continually piling up on the books. DISCUSS FRESH STATUS. London, June 17 An important cabinet meeting to discuss the Irish situation has been summoned for Tuesday, it was learned this morning. Premier Lloyd George will preside. The Daily Express understands tha the cabinet wUl approve a plan for full fiscal arntomonu for both northern and south Ireland if both regions de mand it jointly. Ask China's Recognition Washington. June 17 Appealing to tLol i china, tbe South Chinese government of Dr. Sun Yet Sen Dr. Sun Yet Sen formally asked the United States today for recogni tion as the constitutional government of China. The request was contained in a letter from Dr. Sun Tet Sen to President Harding. The North China government. Dr. Sun Yet Sen, set forth, is complete.! in the hands of the militarists and these would force China against the will of the people to accept the 21 demands of Japan. Stratford People On Buses Will Fight Retain Stratford people who rely upon the buses were stirred up to a high de gree when it was reported that an effort was to be made to route the buses on a back road trail that would just about mean the end of service to Paradise Green, and are making themselves heard to such an extent that it hardly seems probable now that the jitneys will be so completely erased from the transportation scheme Stratford people have not forgotten that there were no jitneys running, to the Green before the trolley com pany's "strike" last summer. and that in spite of the fact that Strat ford had no fight with the Connecti cut company. Stratf ordites were made the goat of the Bridgeport fight and service denied. It was when this oc curred and the trolley company re fused to send cars to the city line that nufes first appeared on this run Thev immediately became nooular. and more so last winter when for a , The seizure at between 500 and 600 machine guns at Hoboken. as the re sult of disclosures mado by British secret service agents, completely breaka down the plans of the Irish Republican army for a great de fensive against the Crown forces in Ireland next Autumn, according to an official statement issued by the Irish office this afternoon. The seized machine guns were to have been used in the Autumn cam paign by the Stnn Fein era The Irian, office statement was Ju bilant in tone, announcing that the Sinn Feiners had been completely out witted. It says; "The seizure of machine guns at Hoboken rubs the nose of the vaunted Sinn Kein secret service in the dirt. We outwitted the Sinn Fein and bavr smashed their Autumn campaign." CContinued on Page Twelve.) Are To Hear Bishop Case Next Tuesday By request of Jacob Klein, attor ney for William D. Bishoip. the di vorce action being brought against him by Bianca West Bishop will be heard before Judge John P. Kellogg on Tuesday, June 21. This case has been the subject of much interest because of the promi nence of the parties involved, who is connected with a New Haven news paper is often spoken of as the "millionaire newspaperman," while his wife attained prornme.ee on the stage, from which she retired when she married. The testimony will in all proba bility prove startling for it is be lieved that Mrs. Bishop went to great pains to get just the evidence she wanted on her husband, her vigilance it is alleged, being rewarded by her overtaking Bishop and a woman to gether in New Haven under damag ing eircumstanie3 to the defendant in the action. A recent Superior court ruling had ordered Bishop to pay his wife ali mony of $215 a month utnil the cast is settled, and his counsel made ef forts to have a private hearing as signed, but was unsuccessful. At torney John Smith represents Mra Bishop. Doctor Goes To Europe To Bring His Family Back Dr. Emil Joseph Pardanyi of Bost wick avenue sailed for Hudapest, Hungary, via. Liverpool on the Aqui tania this -week. Ur. Pardanyi, who is going abroad for the purpose of bringing his family to this city, has not seen his wife and three children in seven years because of the war. He has two sons and one daughter. One of the sons, Nicholas, is the old est child, being sixteen years of age, and Clara, tbe daughter, 11 years, is Lhe youngest. IJr. Pardanyi had tak - n out his first papers t- become an American citizen, and in all proba bility would have received his second apers had it not been for the war. lie is a gentleman of wide education, laving be4i graduated from several "f the ol? -world universities, and is rated high in medical circles. He xpects to return to this city by October. Who Rely- To Jitney Service number of days no trolleys operated to Stratford and the buses never missed. A private meeting was held by the selectmen last evening at which St&pehen J. Duch. the jitneurs representative, was present. He was assured that the selectmen of Strat ford would appear at the Bridgeport hearings Tuesday and Wednesday and fight for the retention of the Stratford lines. a The Paradise Green men are not go ing to negiect a change to safeguara themselves and will immediately form a t-orDoration. having retained an attorney who will look after their interests and see them through the present crisis. As soon as the men are certain that their run la to be permanent and protected it is planned to turn in 15 of the buses of various types on the line for larger buses. with seating capacities of aoout 2S. : similar to the machines on the i Bridgeport-NoT-walk line. Either Mack machines or another well known make will be obtained.