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Are You Reading the
Sherlock Holmes Stories
Running Daily In
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.
VOL. 57 NO. 144 EST. 1790
Entered as Fecondclass matter at the post offieft
at Bridgeport, Conn., under the act of 1?79
Subscription rates by mall: Daily K.V per vear. One
month. Daily 50 cents. 179 Fairfield Ave.. Bridgeport
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
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
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.
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.
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
Boston. July 17. Bunker Hill Day, the 146th anniversary
of the battle of Bunker Hill, was observed today in greater
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Differ On
Dawe Says There Are
No Restrictions Dr.
Finnegan Says Proce
dure Was Against
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
"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.
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.
"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
"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
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.
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
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)
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
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
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
Lake Failed To
Validating Act
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
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.)
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.
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
Washington. June 17 Appealing to
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
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
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
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
Who Rely-
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.

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