Bridgeport Standard Telegram (Newspaper) - August 30, 1919, Bridgeport, Connecticut STANDARD TELEGRAM X CANNON Open All Day for and TEL. Circulation Books Open to for THE WEATHER UNSETTLED AND WARMER Detailed Report Almanac See 2.) VOL. NO. 96. as second class matter at post at under of 1S7S. SATURDAY AUGUST 1910. Subscription rut I- a cents a fcr six Tor one Police Claim Benson Issues ment in Which He Says bery at Connecticut Co. Office Was ROBBERY WAS PUNNED Motorman Sicard Concerned in Theft of According to Story Clerk Told Charles tue Connecticut company whose of sandbagged and bed at the Congress street office of French Deputies Perplex When They Decide to Aug. eral discussion of the ratification of tlie peace came to a dramatic conclusion this after- noon in the Chamber of when after a stirring Albert former ber of the war more than deputies who were ex- to lake pan in the announced decision -o ri- liam from The government was plainly the ministers gathering around Premier Clem They conferred eral minutes and Andro arose and said the st anticipated 11 cussion well Jito but was ready to proceed and would require .in houi and a will linen to came from all parts of the MUELLER SAYS GERMANY HAS NO AGREEMENTS OF ANY KIND WITH MEXICO Senator McCumber Votes With Democrats in Opposing es Voted by Foreign Relations POLISH TREATY NEXT SENATE CONFIRMS THE NOMINATION OF PALMER With It President Wilson Sends An Agreement for Occupation of the Rhine Signed by United DECLARES HE WILL REMAIN Mayor Wilson and Police Officials Refuse to Discuss Con- ference Held with Lavit in City Hall mors Circulated that Mayor and Former Labor Leaded Came Near to Blows Lavit Must Men Inclined to Belief Aug AC of peace was Ab Al I Bailed by jts Senate foes again the foreign relations com mi t- company early i the has r tee app three more textual to complicity the In made to Captain E. Cronan night Benson admitted the robbery was a be- tween and George a in the of the com- pany Both men previously been arrested and held on Benson Captain Cronan Sicard had been planning with him 10 rob the cashier's where Benson is employed and that day night was fixed for the At that time the night cashier would off and Benson would oe temporarily in charge of the He is not u cashier but acls as such once a Planned According to the story Benson was to hand the money to who was to carry it away and then evidences of a fake robbery were to be Early yesterday Nominee in Executive Senator Knox of a i Republican member of the While rumors were being Circulated about the city yesterday afternoon and last night that Samuel Lavit had been ordered to leave the city before in a statement to the Standard Telegram declared that does not intend to leave Bridgeport in the immediate future except for occasional visits of short duration to other The which were in that Lavit had been served with an ultimatum by Mayor Wilson and police were strengthened to a great degree by the attitude of public while refusing to discuss them in partly fied the reports fay Information Direct questions regarding the addressed to Mayor Superintendent of Police John H. and Captain George B. Coloy were met with point blank re- on the pan of all Foreign Minister Declares ments by Are Absolutely Without Any Aug. 29. ments or or exist between the German government and j statement was made by mann Mueller the German foreign in commenting on recent New York telling of by a certain to the effect that the German government was still ready to keep HE SAYS Company Accepts Offer to Return to Mayor Wilson as Mediator 1 H Vote at Meeting of Strikers Shows Majority in Favor of Re- suming Not Present when Vote Is Taken Gets Prompt Reply to Letter Informing Com- pany of Willingness of Men to Return under Day and Night Shifts In- Aug. 29 In an executive session which lasted two hours and a the Senate tonight without a record vote confirmed the nomination of A. Mitchell Palmer to be attorney Confirmation of 11 r. nomination terminated a which began last session and which grow out of criticisms of his tration of the office of the alien property Opposition to his nomination re- in blocking action upon it at the close of the last but when the present convened President Wilson again sent it to the At the request of ator the opportunity presented New it was referred to the TM i rl i in 10Q n and former secretary of advising the Senate that the only to deal with it was to re- ject it Acting by a vote of nine to eight in each the committee ed with extended debate ments designed to equalize British and American representation in the League of to prevent the British from ing in league decision affecting any one of ana to curtail the power of the tive on the reparations committee which is to collect Germany's reparations Democratic committee presented a solid and the plan J 1.000 in cash was although there was in a and s dollars in silver in Benson's original was About I committee which carried a much larger everal hundred the story to the I ed a sub-committee that held j tensive hearings and later by tina the proposals and were Bunted by Meanwhile labor leaders asserted openly that information had come to them from official sources that Lavit would no longer be connected in an active way with labor organizations in Most of them inclined to the belief that he would leave if not at least Garbled Garbled reports were rapidly following the conference held in the mayor's office yesterday afternoon at which were present vit his Lawrence Superintendent Cap- tain Coley and the Lavit was taken to City hall by several men according to strikers in Colonial hall at the members j virtually kidnapped The all I In the hall detained j Vanderbilt Accepts a Become NEW August son ot Brigadier General Cornelius has forsaken Newport and its gay social life to accept a job as reporter In the New York Herald at a it was learned here The young obtained the position on his own initiative by a letter he wrote to the city editor wanted to be a h said 1 have always found newspaper men to be the brightest and most alert people I in Fiance with the 27th division T always noticed that the duty calling for resource and initiative was nearly always given to a was that been up hU accounts in the and away from the window into another As he passed through the he he received a blow on the and feU to the He claimed not remember anything more until found by a watchman going through M. J. fied the police and called for the Dr. J. A. Senator North Dakota who also had voted the two amendments favorably reported the j ed today's session one I A story nomination and exonerated the at- vit during the discussion by the on the of re- turning to work iu the torney general of any wrong doing in connection with the of alien At the executive session most of the it was understood was taken up by Senator huysen in an attack upon Mr. Palmer during which the New sey senator read extensively testimony taken at the hearings in an effort to show he was unfitted for the Senators South Dakota and New both de- fended Mr. Palmer and explained Cy ic Maxwell and found committee's report was had a severe bruise on the j unanimous and absolved him of the charge made before the New Jersey but had not been seriously He was treated and sent to his Looked Like Further investigation showed a knotted rope tied to a pipe on an outside and it was posed the robber mads his escape The stocking with which the blow was delivered found oil the and gave tolor to the story told by Later in the day Benson was railed to and closeted i with Captain and j ed minutely as to the i of the At first he to bis story of being but later broke and confessed his story was a according to i Captain sent out men to secure and he was taken into to the Sicard made no either of or He locked and bond fixed at Neither he nor Benson had secured bail at a late hour be arraigned this Manager of trie Con- Co. last night declined to discuss the He said proposed amendment on the though others may be presented when con- sideration of the subject it. renamed early next During the day another of tho treaties at Versailles was sent to the Senate by President It the treaty made with Poland by the principal and signed on June 2S. it the an agreement tor of the Rhine signed by the United States and other powers on the same Submission of the Polish the and other data was requested in a letter sent to the White House several days ago by the foreign relations com which gained the night was to credence the effect i Lavit had actually been ordered to leave the city by the mayor and that ho stated his refusal to Co In connection with this story il was said that Mayor Wilson and Lavit wore on thp verge of nlo several times during the While this version of the situation likewise could not be it was partly substantiated in ment at midnight thai he has no in- tention of voluntarily the or disassociating himself from the labor movement Strict The strictest kind of secrecy wan maintained over all that had curred the conference in the STRIKE ON HIPPODROME CHORUS EQUITY IS NOW GIVEN RECOGNITION minister to the interest of rebuilding mal relations between the United States and said Minister can declare most em- that no promise or en- gagement of any kind exists between the two The alleged revelations by one at New York are purt OC a systematic propaganda to keep up animosity the German people by trying to keep alive the suspicion man statements of an Austrian who formerly lived in are absolutely Closer examination shows what they are He of personally trained 900 mans reservists in Mexico for a military against he states that 100.000 Germans are standing ready in that pre- for same and that numerous who are flocking to Mexico would trans- form that country into a matter of the total German residents within the entire Republic of Mexico did not exceed before the war and cording to reliable information man immigration into that country during the wjr amounted to not more than 300 would he a proper 1r nsk T I T about the precise where the alleged German troops were I rained and quartered and by whom they were armed and All departments of the both East and West will be reopened Tuesday morning in response to a request of the striking operatives conveyed to the company officials through Both day shifts will be This action was taken following a meeting of the of the company which was addressed by Mayor at which it was voted by the strikers to the same prevailed at the time the strike was The action of meeting was conveyed to the company by Mayor and the company in reply acceded to the Samuel Lavit was not present when the vote was BRYAN PRESENTS DUAL PLAN OF FEDERAL AND STATE OWNERSHIP IDEA Have Never Tried ment He Tells August liam Jennings today laid be- fore the House Intercalate com- merce committee his dual of state and federal ownership of way lines as a solution oC the road reorganization In doing so. the tormer of private ownership l The strike of the Graphophone employes took place about five weeks and has been one of the most bitterly contested ring in the The employes made demands for a large increase in a 44 hour and other concessions which the did not see fit to Offer of an in- crease of about 12 per was refused by the and the company then announced its tion oC closing the Bridgeport removal of the machinery to other and the withdrawal of all offers of This announcement did not Will Labor Pay Granted for Extra PRODUCING MANAGERS DEFINE LABOR POSITION referring to Declare Are Among the rst Paid Workers in the and tho matter was taken up by the Chamber of Commerce and by Mayor Federal other interests in an effort bring the contending parties The strikers were urged to withdraw their and to ask to go back upon the At several meetings they re- intolerable characterized j fused to lake such but road magnates a political iy the matter was presented in such of the railroads as indefensible arid never tried ii manner that yesterday they to the It provided in the FEDERAL AUTHORITIES FIVE MUTINEERS u uy but to this request the j mayor's After Being closeted dent made no reference in his with mayor and Superintendent ter of Attention wins I for a half Lavit called to the In a joined by his Attorney brief statement by Chairman Lodge in the Senate and Hiter Mr. No one the would issue it Hill met 1....1. l made public the letter of j was that from the mayor Crew of Castle Wood Becomes j saying that the data asked for was vuly in the and I part of the pledged to Deserts NEW August ed with mutiny on the high five members of the of the Wood were arrested here today by federal authorities i upon the vessel's arrival from t Buenos Aires Two others of the i crew weie held on charges of i and 1 Captain Alexander I ter of the declared the crew i j mutinied at a port in the Barbadoes and deserted the ship in a life boat Ife said he tried in lain to halt them with a Harbor police ally restored order and them back the he The Castle Wood's SHELTON VOTERS DECIDE TO CHANGE TOWN NAME had been ui treaty with Germany lute and was essential in committee i When Lavit was seen by a sideration of that er and if Ihe report was hv said he could pot state anything for advised the porter to see other the city Tn i eply iis KI whether or not lie was a position to evil nt tempt to the public and his he now that I Although Lavit later told tne re- porter he had no intention nf ing Ihe city he did not make any such to his friends nt he lell his ut He loki a woman In tn her that usu goes lulu had to be Wilson when questioned if Oppose Name from to Odier discuss tne of toughest in son had been employed by the com- Captain Mitchell for about a year as a in the cashier's and was temporarily m place ot fires He is about IS old and lives with and sisters at 1-T. His record with the company has been n series of minor accidents at sea and there were three August i the vote of to today town name of changed to In the rity The ch mediately Everything panic h before the meeting was cap led ex- shin a proposition for lire or Linit SHOOTS HIS 1., Patrick a retired of this TO shot and in their homo afternoon and turned the himself inflicting wounds liom he died a few hours by the police to TO Solemn celebration in St. saint of Augustine's will bf lit A solemn hieli mi I will be celebrated at a. land Father Donahue will preach I sermon on the occasion in the third wa ed oy a vote of 77 to II and it was a ward i Ai cording to the Hull avenue and Canal will be The of I high school project earned to 211. A bond uf also went iss women 70 cast m ion the high Tlie l name nf the probate from In 1 ticen ordered Irom if replied bad nothing to at- tempts to obtain any rtn the were tile major simply NEW Aug. strike at the New York Hippodrome which trie theater into darkness lost was called off following a meeting of tives of the Hippodrome ment wilh officials of the Chorus Equity Equity Association and the International Alliance Theatrical Stage and motion picture tors It was announced that the drome would reopen on Labor Mario president of the Chorus ho credit foi calling the strike which 'the Hippodrome i asserted was nailed by hands I suited Ihe terms of included of the association and granting demands lor extra pay for performances of eight a as was given out Hippodrome but it was declared that ihe end of the strike gratified the of Charles who resigned in hope that a settlement could be Mr. the to the fact ihm he was a member of the Producing 1'iotectiva JUSTICE BRANDED SAILS FROM NEW YORK Britain Decides to Accept Mandatory Over ir It Is Aug. chat actors are Highest paid workers in the and have shorter hours than those of any er the association issued M. defining Its anti- labor position in the present strike Us founded a demand for increased wages nor for says the as these are the i mi fur the mahnn with other it is. evident that the actors strangers to needs of The producing managers who not made n definite statement of position they hud purposely been withheld until representatives of the Hon could confer with Samuel president of the American of conference was held in Washington yesterday with George 11. Cohan and Arthur Hopkins representing the subsidized newspaper i never thinks to tell that ment took over the railroads when the private owners could not run The government has been only temporary control and the roads in the of those who wanted to see government ship fail so they could get the roads TO ASK WILSON TO SETTLE STEEL TROUBLES that shops committees shall ba i i named to take up and adjust matter of wages and other which were in and that of wages shall be active to the time at which em- ployes and that the same conditions existing at the of the strike In its reply to Mayor Wilson company acknowledges the taken by Mavor Wilson in this of vital concern to the entire community announces its tion to reopen the plants in dance with the The letter of Mayor the teply of the Graphophone com- pany follow Tlie 1 am directed and authorized sident Wilson is to be asked to the of your company a hand in the controversy between state that will return to he the steel workers and the United facton if yon will take them as could on the Workers Vlan To P on Merits of HELD UP AT MIDNIGHT AND ROBBED OF sue before the h- pass merits of the In a telegram workers at Odry Ind 11 lom others matters iu It understood l wages will be retroactive lo the time when the employes return to the factory and that the same the workers l not to sti 1U Ron Struck Over Left a any until the strike date set by the Thp Gary uninn had tele- graphed that the steel workers were being discriminated against and wholesale tor the pose of forcing a at the opening existed at the time IF YOU FAIL TO RECEIVE Your Standard Evening Post or Sunday or if you don't get paper on 6lOd. 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Aim 2 made permanent States nT will 1 in new nosi ling here lu of the be i e- from i this connection I might add 1 have always stood and law and have been and always will be dis- putes nd my concern to see that law and order are preserved and that the un-American and less clement are kept down in- sofar as kept from our Maj 1 ask that the doors be- re- opened next Tuesday 1JI19. GUIS very CLIFFORD B. Clifford n Dear to your letter thut Columbia Manufacturing Co. reopen its pUi and ihe assurance that the KS OF E. 30. of N Y. died late nf injuries received y ius motorcycle collided in West cor- naven with an driven by German aerial main u nd hoping to V re- but entered lecover the Major W of Leo ot Wot also ridirs ou tht was not DO NOT LEAVE TOWN THIS SUMMER without first making ments to have The Standard Telegram follow you to your vacation Daily Subscription by 50c a inp employes are sincere in to be reinstated on the tern i and conditions existing prior to i and in all mat tera requiring consideration up through an 1 in of its appreciation ot interest and efforts of yourself ami the employes iu a matter that is uf interest to the entire com- munity reopen its plants in cordance with your letter and fill all Departments as rapidly as nients will Very GRAPHOPHONE MFG. Accordingly thu Columbia Manufacturing Co. will open all departments of its East and I West End day and night i on September 2d. COLUMBIA CO.