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VOL. 57 NO. 197 EST. 1790
Entered as second class matter at the post office
at Bridgeport, Conn., under tne act of 1879
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1921
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Ciato, Head Of
Fairfield County Covered With Illicit Narcotics
Second Arrest in Two Days Another
Expected Shortly Ciato Held By City
Court in Bonds of $3,000 Dinegress Case
With the arrest late yesterday of Frank Ciato of 70 Clar
ence street, the police believe they have caught one of the lead
ers of a gang of drug peddlers that have covered Fairfield
County with illicit narcotics. Ciato's arrest was the second in
two days, and the fifth in five months for connection with the
distribution of cocaine and morphine in this section. One other
arrest is expected shortly.
Since the municipal drug clinic in&
the Welfare Building was aiscontin-
ued several monxns ago, local tr-i -lie
in drugs has increased correspond
ingly. While the number of addicts
In the city is confined largely to the
poorer classes, the insatiable craving
for the soothing "effects of the dead
ly powders made these men and wo
men easy prey for peddlers and "run
ners" who Immediately Infested the
It 4s the belief of the police that
o gang with headquarters here, and
of which Ciato was one of the .guid
ing spirits, controlled the drug traffic
throughout Fairfield county. Three
sellers and two runners, including one
woman, are now in custody awaiting
trial at the September term of the
Criminal Superior court which opens
The vigorous drive of Dr. Carlton
pir.mon head of the narcotic squad of
the New Tork police, against men im
plicated in the drug traffic in New
York has caused a heavy influx or
Bellers and distributors and "runners
Into nearby cities, especially in New
(Continued on Page Thirteen)
An Is quiet In the trolley-Jitney
knatter. excepting that the buses, "J"
narkers or no J marxers, are sr.ui
rossing the Stratford avenue bridge.
11 seem to be awaiting tne zero
our" when the decision from the
cderal court on the injunction mat
er comes tnrougn tne jew naven
nunty courts. This decision is ej
ected to go a long ways towards
efinitelv and finally settling the
The Connecticut company does not
fcake very seriously the reports of
threats of various kinds that are
mown to have been made by a few
jradteBla among the jltneymen. The
knost violent of these was a bint made
In a store in the neighborhood of the
pnngress avenue car hams that the
Iwheie " place would be blown
bp if the jitneys lost out."
Watdfc is always kept of persons
l(rho have no business upon the prop
erty of the company, for it is real
ized that there are some among the
itr.eurs who are not real American
The trolley company reports riding
o be slightly Increasing, oecasion
hllv a verv good day is recorded, and
jt Is believed that while litigation Is
fctill on that a number of buses are
f-mdually stopping, as fat as the
cwners find other means of employ
ment, or are able to sell their buses.
The average of men eomins- to the lo
cal offices of the Connecticut com
pany to se.1 Khelr buses ds about three
fa. day. Tejrcrdnv afternoon one wo-
Han calleld She offered to sell a
hits belonging to her husband and
herself, saying: "Mv husband is In
"t"ar Roekawav. N. TT., to-day looking
rver the field there, but T would a
reat deal rather stay In 'Bridgeport,
pell tne bus and get In some more
Late Telegraph News
GRAXD OPERA IX RUSSIAN
Chicago, Aug. 19 Grand opera in Russian with a Russian
cast will be introduced to Chicago next winter, George M. Spang
3er, Mary Garden's business manager announced today. Mr.
Spangler also announced the revival of German operas next fall.
30,000 POUNDS OF REINDEER MEAT
San Francisco, Aug. 19 Shipment c-f 30.000 pounds of
Jdressed. reindeer meat has been received in San Francisco from
SNome, Alaska, by a firm of wholesale butchers here and was
placed on sale today in retail shops, according to an announce
ment which said this marks the opening of a new industry.
REPORT EX-PREMIER DEAD
London, Aug. 19 Former Premier Rhallis. of Greece, is
dead, said an Exchange Telegraph Dispatch from Athens today.
BOLSHEVIK GOLD IN TURKEY
Constantinople, Aug. 19 (By the A. P.) Russian Bolshevik
gold valued at $1,000,000 has arrived here during the past fort
night as a result of trade exchanges. Of this amount $600,000
worth was brought by the United Slates destroyer Overton from
Ratum for the American Foreign Trade Corporation. This or
ganization secured the money as a revolving credit from the
three Caucasus Republics and it will be used for the purchase
pf manufactured goods, for which raw imports will be ex-
A hearing of length that was an
ticipated before Judge Banks this
morning in the matter of a dispute
between the Norwalk Board of Edu
cation, and the city government, in
cluding the Board of Apportionment,
developed into a short session, when
a motion was filed to quash manda
The dispute reaching the court was
caused by the Norwalk Board of Ed
ucation interpreting recent legisla
tion to mean that all that body had
to do was to make an annual budget,
and that the Board of Apportionment
was compelled to include the entirs
amount without power of cutting, or
without a voice in the matter.
It is understood that Mayor Dono
van and others of the city officials
thought the idea a dangerous one,
and not within the meaning of the
law. At any rate a considerable
amount was sliced from the school
budget, which started the ball rolling,
with the result that the mandamus
proceedings were brought to compel
the Board, of Apportionment to In
clude the entire amount.
Case Of World
United States Commissioner Hugh
S. Lavery this morning continued the
case of Stanley D. Burchard of 829
Washington avenue for one week,
Burchard, who is vice commander of ! The International News Service
the local post of the World War Vet- ' correspondent rode down from Reval
, . , . . . in the same train compartment with
erans, was arrested last night by ,nJ AmerJcan citizen Thursday. Kal
government agents. He was specific- amntIano who !s a graduate of the
ally charged with wearing his uni-, tTniversitv of Chicago, of the class of
lorm lor more man o aays alter nis
, ,. . , , , , , , j
r, 1U.13"V" J . r n
ard is said to have been selling copies
of a pamphlet written by himself,
enlisting among his selling arguments
sympathy for himself as an alleged
wounded war veteran.
Burchard's arrest Is the first of its
kind in Bridgeport, and a convic
tion of the charge is said to carry
with it a two year jail sentence, and
a fine of $1,000,
A Bridgeport business man
was a next door neighbor of
Caruso during the tragic days
the great tenor was making his
last gallant fight against the
dread malady to which he fin
ally succumbed. He will tell In
tomorrow's TIMES; Just how
Caruso looked three weeks be
fore he died, and why his Italian
neighbors were saying "Caruso
has come home to die."
Lynn Wilson has given TIMES
readers his opinion of what is the
brightest spot in Europe. This
hardheaded business man has
found a spot In Europe so beau
tiful that he says of it: "If there
is anything like Heaven, it is
there." This spot is on an Island
where the Krupps, the great
German munitions family, had
their magnificent villa In pre-war
What Is going on at the old
Krupp works and Its ominous
portent for American commerce
Is another feature of this fascin
Tomorrow's contributor has
found one of the largest coun
tries in Europe with only 40,
864 people out of work as com
pared with 6,000,000 unemployed
in the U. S., according to official
Startling comments of one of
the leaders of French industry
on the designs of British states
men. Just what European business
conditions are today in crisp,
meaty sentences from a man who
READ IN TOMORROW'S TIME'S
Back In Office
Coroner John J. Phelan was in his
cfflces at the County court house for
the first time to-day, following an ex
tensive tnip to the Pacific coast, hia
main objective having been the Na
tional convention of the Knights of
Columbus, which he attended in San
The coroner is feeling fine, had a
pleasant trip and one that he will re
member for many a day with
thoughts of many pleasant meetings
and good times with acquaintances of
long standing, but while full of vim
and vigor, otherwise briefly describ
ed as "pep" does not wish for too
much work in his line, but rather
that motorists and others who make
work for the coroner, keep on the
good behavior list as they have been
during his absence, the past month
being the lightest In the coroner's
court for many a moon.
1 f 1 T?
Riga, Aug. 19 Xenophon Kalama
taino of New York, who lived in the
shadow of death in Russian prisons
for more than a year and a half,
and who came out of Russia last
week with five other liberated
Americans, arrived to-day from Reval
with a story of adventure more won
derful than fiction.
Kalamatiano told of lonely night
vigils in his death cell listening to the
crackling rifles or firing squads out
side his cell, of haw men died bravely
facing the.tr executioners, of living
on half a pound of bread daily, nev
er knowing when it would he his
turn to fall before the Red rifle men
... . . , ,, , T,v.e of
an educated man.
"It Is strange how
quickly a man
can adjust himself to new and strange
conditions," said KalamaUano.
(Continued on Fate 7)
Night before last the Public Works
department laid off 2.50 men com
prising its force of laborers employed
on grading streets around the city,
It was thought that the meeting of
the Board of Apportionment next
Monday afternoon would consider
means of re-employing these men.
However, according to information
from the office of the Director o-f
Public Works no more money will be
provided for further repair and con
struction work, mainly because there
do not seem to be funds than can be
appropriated. The grading will be
continued next April 1,
The money was exhausted sooner
than usual because an unusually large
number of men were employed, many
ex-service men being taken on by the
department. As a rule the road work
lasts until the late fall.
The Board of Apportionment wili
have trouble enough to find money
without having to seek further for
funds to aid unemployment. The
Charities department reficit of $86,
000 is still to be provided for and
money will have to .be supplied for
completing the Congress street bridge
repairs, and the contingent fund is
down to a negligible amount now.
Both of these items will have to be
cared for before the board can think
of supplying funds for continuing the
road work, which means that the
men laid off can entertain no hope of
further employment from the same
ASKS $7,000 DAMAGE
Henry J. Piatt, New York city, has
instituted action in Superior court
against Roscoe H. Goodsell of Green
wich, asking damages of $7,000 be
cause of a promissory note said to be
wholly unpaid. The note was for
$5,000 and was executed on Nov. 20,
1913, later being endorsed to the
Locomobile Co., Must
Reorganize or Liquidate
Says Company Official
According to an official of the
Hare's Motors company the locomo
bile company is in for a reorganiza
tion. "Either reorganization or liqui
dation," he said today. Hares Mo
tors has been operating both the
Locomobile and the Mercer compa
nies, but recently the Mercer separat
ed its management and expect to
float $2,000,000 of new bonds and put
the company on a new and firm basis.
The Locomobile is still under the
supervision of the Hares Motors Co.
How long It will remain part of the
company is a question that will be
decided In 'the near future. It is a
well known fact that the local com
pany has been in a bad way finan
cially for many months, and many
Detectives Search City
For Miscreant Who
Detectives have been scouring the?
city since Wednesday night in search
of a man who brutally assaulted a
young woman nea-r the Young Wom
an s unnsuan Association 's home on
Golden Hill street, it became known
today. While the police would give
no particulars of the case, it is under
stood they have well founded suspi
cions as to the identity of the man.
The young woman was badly
bruised as the result of her encoun
ter with the marauder, and suffered
keenly from the shock. She was
removed to her home where she has
been confined since, it is reported.
According to the story of the af
fair, the young woman was mounting
the public stairway from Elm to Gol
den Hill street near the Y. W. C. A.
home about 8:30 o'clock Wednesday
night. Low overhanging clouds made
the night unusually dark for the hour,
and the young woman saw no one un
til a man leapt from the bushes that
oorder the stairway.
The suddenness of his attack forced
her about back against the fence rail
ing while he placed one hand over her
mouth to prevent an outcry.
Almost stricken dumb with fear,
the young woman was in an extreme
ly precarious plight wxien unexpected
assistance reached her in the form of
a woman who lived in the vicinity and
who had witnessed the assault from
her front porch.
Discovering the approach of the
other woman, the assailant released
the girl, sprang over the fence and
sped down the hill in the direction of
Broad and Elm streets.
The young woman fainted, and was
removed to a nearby house where she
was revived and later taken home.
The police, while refusing to dis
cuss the case, are directing every ef
fort towards capturing the assailant.
Berlin, Aug. 19 Two. municipal
councillors sustained bloody noses and
others suffered bruises in a free-for-all
fight today over the question of
Russian and Upper Silesian relief.
After the Communist majority of the
City Council had voted 100,000 marks
for the relief of the Russians, the Na
tionalists proposed an equal sum for
the relief of German residents of Up
per Silesia. The Communists at
tempted to shout down the speaker
and then the row started. The Upper
Silesian relief was not granted.
Chautauqua, N. Y.. Aug. 19. Sur
render of the railroads to private op
eration September 1, 1920, when the
government guarantee expired, saved
the taxpayers at least $376,000,000
during the next months, at the ex
pense of the roads, Samuel O. Dunn,
editor of Railway Age, declared to
day In an address at the Chautauqua
If the government guarantees had
been continued, Mr. Dunn said, the
rental by the government for ten
months would have been $742,500,
000. In these same ten months the
roads actualv earned a net operating
income of $366,800,000, which was
$375,700,000 less than the rental the
government would have to pay.
tinuecf ande'rates not
If government operation had con
there would have been a deficit of
$1,150,000,000 to meet the increased
taxes he said.
For New Parish
Rt. Rev. Bishop Nllan, Catholic
bishop of the diocese of Hartford, has
just purchased land on Brewster
street " from Joseph Zeigler for the
purpose of building a new church
and starting a new parish in the
Black Rock district. Formerly the
people who live in Black Rock have
attended St. Peter's parish and St.
Thomas' parish in Fairfield.
TWO DIVORCE ACTIONS
Two divorce actions were filed in
the Superior court today. Harriett M.
Staffers. Darien, seeks a separation
from William H. Staffers, New York
city, alleging desertion since July 1,
1917, they having been married on
Oct. 10, 1908, in Boston.
The other divorce action was that
of Edward L. Turner, New Canaan,
against Lillian "Turner., also of New
Caaan and whose maiden name was
also Turner, alleging desertion since
Sept. 20, 1316. They were married
April 1, 1883.
observers expected that they would
go out of business entirely.
At present there is an agreement in
effect among creditors to extend cred
it until the first of the year, and if
production can be resumed it is be
lieved that the company . may be able
to pull out. It is certain, however,
that if Hares Motors retain control
a reorganization will take place, and
probably one of their men will be
placed in charge in Bridgeport.
If the Hares Motors continue their
ownership of the Locomobile it is ex
pected that new capital will be added
and the local firm put on a sound
production basis. Within the next
few weeks the board of directors will
meet to decide on just what measures
are to be taken.
Gets Permit To
Open Cigar Store
Budapest, Aug. 19 The Hun
garian government today granted
a permit to Field Marshal Von
Koevesz. former commander in
chief of the Austro-Hungarian
armies in the world war, to open
a cigar store in this city. The
field marshal's vast estates were
seized by the Roumanian gov
ernment, leaving him penniless.
The home of the late Dr. Wilson,
on Myrtle avenue has been sold by
his widow' to Dr. Dorland Smith, ac
cording to a bill of sale filed in the
Town Clerk's office. The property
consists of 72 feet on Myrtle avenue
and runs back for a depth of 147 feet.
Widespread Lockout Of
Wage Earners In History
Washington, Aug. 19 Frank Mor
rison, secretary of the American Fed
eration of Labor, today declared the
nation-wide unemployment now pre
vailing, Is "the most gigantic and
widespread lockout of wage earners
in the history of the country."
"It's a lockout you can't call it
anything else," Morrison said. "It's
a deliberate shutting out of labor, to
starve it into submission even if the
country goes to Tuin.
"If Congress wants to know why
approximately 6,000,000 workers are
out of employment, as the Secretary
of Labor estimates, "let it Investigate
the gigantic conspiracy to crush or
ganized labor by financial Interests
with an 'iron and blood' policy that
would do credit to the Kaiser and his
crew. 'Rule or ruin' is the slogan of
these Interests. They are cold blood
edly starving men, women and chil
dren, and they intend to keep busi
ness depressed until they have the
workers submiting to lower wages
and working standards."
(Continued on Page Six.)
The personnel of the commission
ed officers of the two destnoyers that
will come to Bridgeport this evening
dej May in a letter
from the commanding officer. Com
mander W. D. Hall is in charge or
the Conyngham and is the rajiklng
officer of the party. With him on
that ship are Lieutenant (junior
"rade.) C. A. Bowers, Ensign J. C.
Ware, and Ensign C. G. Miller. On
the O'Brien are Lieutenant C. G.
Moore, Ensign A. M. Parks, and Ma
chinist A. M. Bushnell..
A telegram was received today ad
vising that the ships will arrive at
5 p'clock. E. C. Jayo's yacht with
Albert W. Smith, .Captain Charles A.
Lewis, pilot and C. A. Willard of the
Chamber of Commerce on board will
leave here in time to meet the de
strovers at the earlier time.
As soon as the boats arrive the
crews will be given shote leave. The
officers have been invited to use the
facilities of various local clubs during
their stay here. It is expected that
the men will attend the launching ol
the submarine S-51 at the Lake Tor
pedo Boat plant.
Athens, Aug. 19. Greek forces en
gaged in the offensive against the
Ti-i.-ih 'Nationalists in Asia Minor
were making progress, especially on
the northern end of the battle line,
where they have penetrated the Tur
kish front to a depth of ever sixty
Will Be Made
Event of Absolute Rejection Said Lloyd
George, Commons Will Be Called Into Ses
sion, But Government Reserves the Right
to Take Any Emergency Measures Feel
Situation Very Grave, But That Reason
London, Aug. 19 England's peace offer to Ireland, which
Eamonn De Valera has announced that the Sinn Fein will re
ject, is the government's final word and no further concessions
will be made, except in the way of re-arranging details, Premier
IJoyd-George told the House of Commons today in moving adjournment.
The board of arbitration on the
trolley wage question is in session to
day at New Haven, and information
given to the press at noon today is to
the effect that a decision is expected
to be reached late this afternoon.
From the time the matter of a
wage cut was first mentioned, at the
time of the old agreement expiring
on June 1 last, the men have mostly
been in a receptive mood, as far as
taking a slight cut was concerned,
realizing that many other workers
have had the same experionce, but
many of them have failed to see why
with coal, wages and other expenses
less than they were during the war
why the fares should not come down
accordingly, and many of the con
ductors and motormen have so ex
Officials of the company have at
several times within the past few
week mentioned fare reductions, but
at present are blocked by one dis
senting director, who can not see the
benefit to the company in the same
light as it is apparently seen by
Bridgeport officials and the riding
W. C. T. U. Head
Adrian, Mich., Aug. 19. Mrs. Mat
tie Kirby, church worker and head
of the local W. C. T. U., was being
held in Jail without ball here today,
pending a preliminary hearing Tues
day on the charge of murder in con
nection with the death of an infant
grandchild, born to an unmarried
daughter.. Alice Kirby, the mother,
is being held as a material witness.
Search was being made today for
the bqdy of the child born July 4.
according to the birth certificate. The
child disappeared a few days iater.
No official burial permit was issued.
Beyond admitting the child was
dead, Mrs. Kirby has refused to shed
any light on the case, and counter
questions with statements such as
"God knows it is best." Questioning
of the daughter and other members
of the family, also has failed to pro
duce important information.
ASKS DAMAGES ON NOTES.
Henry H. Love, versus Helen G.
Archibald, the first of Darien, the
second of New Milford, is the tiUe
of a suit in Superior court, filed to
day. Damages of $2,000 are asked
to cover two notes. The first was for
$500 and was issued on Feb. 2, 1921.
The second was for $1,500, issued on
January 24, last, an amount of $200
having been paid on the latter note, i
Big Reception Committee
A, Ev Veness has been chosen
chairman of the large reception com
mittee for the big Democratic Get-together
Dinner to be held at "The
Farm" on Sunday, Ausust 21 The
members of his committee are as fol
lows Miss Mary Sullivan, Mrs. Peter
Boyle, Miss Mary Lucey, Miss Ger
trude Linehan. Mrs. EH Butler, Mrs.
Alton Rose. Mrs. William Beloin, Mrs.
Frank J. Clancy, Miss Mary Mallon,
Mrs. William E. Hogan, Mrs, May O.
Glenncn, Mrs. Lorraine Fitzgerald.
Miss Euphrosyne Bown, Mis3 Molly
Sheridan, Miss Katherine Keane, Mrs.
Thomas P. Hearn, Miss May Welch,
Mrs. John Cassidy, Mrs, James
O'Neill, Mrs. Henry Streck, Mrs. Jaa.
Whalen. Mrs. Michael N. Small. Mrs.
Fred Atwater, Mrs. Alfred E, Veness,
Mrs. Bernard I. Ashmun, John A.
S. Canfield, Thoma;
M. Cullinan, Sanford Stoddard, Fred
erick A. Strong. Jacob Klein, Robert
E. DeForest, Walter B. Lasher. Wil
liam T. Hincks, Berimrd I. Ashmun,
"In the event nf rpiflrtr, " M
the premier, "the House of Commons
will be summoned into session, but
the government reserves the right to
take any emergency measures.
"In case of rejection, we will be
faced with a graver situation, than
any which confronted us before. In
spite of disquieting statements, I
hope that reason will prevail and the
(Irish) leaders will no reject the
largest measure of freedom that has
ever been offered (to Ireland) or take
the responsibility for renewing a con
tact, which will be robbed of all
glory by its evershadowing power.
jnsieaa or keeping something in
hand to be used later, the govern
ment decided to lay all its cards on
the fable. We have done so. And
we have no enrrt o nv M,,,Mulija.
from any quarter of the world thai
the proposals had not gone to thl
limits of all possible concessions. 1
"We have forwarded everything we
possibily could in order to purchase,
peace and the good will of the IrisHl
"The negotiations are open as rrf
gards detail. The outline cannot J?e
"Rejection of the offer would be
an unmistakable challenge to the au
thority of the crown and the unity
of the empire, due to the threatening
language which aggravates old diffi
culties and creates new ones."
(Continued on Page Thirteen)
Bethel, Conn., Aug. 19. The state
polfice are searching for six young
bandits who visited the farm house of
Morris Wentraub, in Palestine, be
tween this place and Newtown, late
yesterday afternoon, held Mrs. Wein
traub a prisoner, and ransacked the
house in search of valuables. The
men arrived at the farm in an auto
mobile from which the markers had
ben removed. The.y were all stran
gers in the locality.
After their demand for money was
refused by Mrs. Weintraub, who was
alone in the house, they ordered her
to remain in her chair, with threat
that force would be used if she at
tempted to reach a telephone close, by.
After a leisurely search of the house
and finding only a small amount of
money, the men filled their car with
produce from the garden and drove
away in the direction of Bridgeport.
Paris, Aug. 19. The French t ay
won a diplomatic, victory over the
British, when announcement was
made that the allies had agreed to
send reinforcements to Upper Sik-sia.
n,Uain -oHTl send two reeiments. and
adjournment of the supreme council a
week ego, it was stated that no re
inforcements would be sent to Upper
Silesia, unless the allied commission
ers in Upper Silesia agreed that they
A broken portion of thd curbing on
the Davis & Savard corner of Main
street and Fairfield avenue, was re
paired this morning.
Richard H. Lombard, George Finn,
George B. Clark, Fred Atwater, Geo.
E. Crawford, Edmund S. Wolfe, Wil
liam P, Kirk, Laurence T. Gallagher,
Fred W. Hall. William M. Ryan, Wil
liam W, Bent, Hugh J, Lavery, Den
nis Mulvihill, James L. McGovern,
Charles F, Greene, Vincent L. Keat
ing, Joseph J. Devine. Francis P.
Dunnigan, Edward E. Lynch. William
P. Corr, Laurence J, Gill. George M.
Coughlin, Thomas Callahan. Garry
Paddock. Frank Anderson, William
E. Hogan, Joseph Yirga. William Be
loin, T. J. Murphy, Cornelius J. Don
nelly. The EntertainmVent will consist oi
dancing, ana sons ny ausi ivamcmre
Lombard and Joaenh Clabby.
Committee of Arrangements, YV m.
H Keefe, Jr., chairman. Miss Helen
I.omb'i-d. Mrs. Jane T.. North. Mrs.
Wm. H. McCombs, Mrs. James A.
Grady. Mrs. William Scott, A. E. Ven
ess, Michael H. Small. Joseph F.
Mo'ngra:n, Joseph R:we.
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