Bridgeport Standard Telegram (Newspaper) - October 31, 1919, Bridgeport, Connecticut STANDARD TELEGRAM 49 STREET Office Open All Bay and Night for News and TEL 6100 Circulation Books Open to for Yesterday THE WEATHER WARMER Detailed Report and e Almanac See Page 2 VOL NO. 149. Entered as second class matter W-e poit at ynder act oC 3.879 FRIDAY OCTOBER 31, 1919. Ion by mall 0 cents i month tor months for one year By M. cents fte 28 GOV FUEL IN COMING WILSON'S SIGN A mm ROBINSON ON EXISTENCE OF I STOLE FROM PAL IV BRIDGEPORT LAIR OF MURDERERS Cornell Electrifies Citizens in the Sixth District When He Puts Question Squarely Up to Republican Demands to Know Whether Connors Received Check for Sand He Sold to the Alderman Thomas Republican candidate for re-election in the Sixth and J. Alex H. lican candidate for re-election as city been partners in a firm the sole purpose of has been to do business with the This was the question asked by Alderman John A. Jr. in his speech at the Sixth district Allen E. Vincent rally last one of the largest and best attended rallies ever held in that of the In his speech before the Vincent supporters Alderman Cornell Selling Sand to Henry Dittmeyer Confesses Theft Bat Denies edge of the to IL behooves if he 13 to be re elected to explain to the of his district am facts which arise out of his to ths following question ire you engaged in selling sand the so does this ol vour obtaining options on sand banks in this city arfi without put ting 4nto the business reselling sand to the of Bridgeport making a fit at the expense of the the if any vou so sold to cost and hav e ou sold it to the Did you recently receive a check in the sum of 000 from the for satri sold in this Do jou do business undei an I assumed a Hava jou a partner in if so and Is that I Mr I Robinson city Let Robinson these questions and let Mr Connois an- swei these questions and I am con- tent to permit the of their re election depend upon such answers if are One of the pernicious con sequences of the methods adopted by or Wilsons administration has arisen and is illustrated by the covetousness of various city officers to get theirs as the slang sion has it In soma of the violent quarrels have taken place one of the members was a profitable business between self as a member of such board to the exclusion of other members of ths administration 4k CHARTER PROVISION Sect on 46 of the amended bv the legislature of fanned on Page Could E. 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Head Engineer of Contracting Firm ed by Wilson Before Grand Street Bridge Was Com- Says He Would Have Made Fair Profit at That Incompetent Interference Cost City on Judgment Awarded Contractor Mounting Up at the Rate of a The glaring to use a of the Wilson administration in expending nearly in building the Grand street bridge under the of the mayor's who had never had any previous experience in engineering of that is shown in a statement yesterday given the Standard Tele- gram by Devoe head engineer of the firm which bears his in which he I could have completed the Grand street bridge at the original cost of and still made my estimated profit of than that Tompkins refused tp be quoted have no intention of to try my suit the city in the he said the matter of my ment of in the lower courts against city is pending in the higher in fairness to all I not care to discuss THE MAYOR'S In he case shows that one of the chief causes tnat led to tha disagreement tween the engineers and the b commission of which the chairman was the insistence on t part ot toe maior and the sioa that tha coffer dams the be pumped drv before anv of the concrete that TV as to form base poured in tae prime reason for ail delay In the construction of tne Grand street and n the for tha mayor ana the bridge which had turned the entile to the at his request casting tne Tompkins fiom Job Using Same when ths clh is con a half million dollar seu age disposal plant and station at the foot of ave the same of tne concrete foundations under used that objected to so strenuously when the ciu admin s tutlon was en excuse lor ousting the accredited fjom ths Job their conte tion backed by eome of the ab e t ei S in tho ne method of bottom buckets that prevent the of tna when It is laid beneath Is the most expeditious and Inexpensive wav of foundations The pany further contended that to pump tha coffer dams diy to tn depths occasion in and expense Evasion contention is boine out tl e method which is now being em in the new sew afcc disposal plant which H being elected on a cost plus 10 per cent basis William H Cornier in hH address at tho Republican mass meeting at the Casino Wed hen he attempted to deferd the aoi tion in throning the construction work in confusion said that t a prime cause in the de 35 was insistence bj the tion that the coffer dams be pump ed dn before arn concrete Wets laid HE DID IHE SAME W NOrt BEINO USED THE COS OF CH Y S DISPOSAL Opposed Insistence on the use of patented ion devices bj t f- a s an important pait In the waste of the s funds in t ie building of the Giand stieet of the who Jiew tne plans and ions of the bridge included in the a patented used in the sustaining abutments j the Ihe Strauss t' bascule wis also specified of tlie tnat lj on 4ccOidmg to police on the case Henry Ditt one of the has con fessed 1o stolen f i om ont of his pals while w e o staving i tie hotel heie He ail of the dei of ts and in the custody ol his law vei in 1 ork 5 day on a habeas corpus writ was agreed that he would surren der to the authorities it Milford where was murdered on The remaining 5oO 000 worth of missing bonds has been te the police said last night was hinted bv the police last night that important developments may be looked foi in the case nith in the tew opinion is ed to be on the fact that held in New is weaken Ing and to tell all under thi eat of on charge of which w 111 in oh e Cor i 4.ube of th s held with Edawrd t of d as a material ness and the Yoik woman who claims him as her husband Coronei Mix spent some time at New Haven 1til question Ing- and the two witnesses held but he re- fused to discuss his findings for publication Senate Now Has Before It a tion by LaFollette to Out Entire Section Relating to Subject NO VOTE THIS WEEK Several Senators Intend to Put Up Fight to Not Expecting Belgian Ruler Sits at Wilson's Bedside and Relates Incidents of Tour Across Continent President Asks QUEEN PAYS RESPECTS OP Urgent Plea of President She Is Allowed Visit Prince Party to Sail Today TON the fight on the of the peace e can moved in the Senate la e to e out the entire which ioi establishment of an international laoor nation Debate on the mo on which mav las foi days v as bv Thomas Colo 10.60 TI ho attacked the 1 tion is ri Piling supernation toi ou Democrats Hold Their Biggest Rally Tonight in Ninth District in Which School Children Mudi to Precede Meeting in St John's Hall al senator Chirk Alder man Cornell nn Wilson and Other Good Will Bs Heard E intent tuin out ii orte in the 1 distric tonight in what o be one of tne biggest independent and an Label 3 allies of Lho present ihe w ill be held in St John hill Pembroke st pet A. big street parade pieced the a of the parade a division of school children in costume Speakers a the will be atoi B Glai k chairman f the meet ig Johr Picket Tohn A 7r r and P vnn W Wilson n 1 The foim a 0 clock ano the will oe c lied to order at o clock rhs grand marshal be 1 d. tit cc ind the or d rill be B Cl i k M CK k loin T Harte ein Pav Knigh and I1 om if to Lait Main to pie stieet to n to Poston t co Noble to to Man to i 1o to Holloa to street tt Shalton to Taue St e t to lohn s hill 411 1 omn no o ite then homes lie of Up nfe uo B C it U CON jU and Pi evident Wilson clasp ed hands today Ihe meeting at the li evident s as it wab the climax of the isit ol the Belgian monarch and he left late tonight a man to sail for home at noOn on bi ought him to this country T rom thp he landed the plea of ris torn us marled by Ahe Presidents condi tion and he had abandoned hope of being able to see him When ho to the White had little expectation of being to see the man for whom he has the highest admin tion On at the last mo af tne 3 earnest re did Real phM cian consent to the buef chat J lip king alo te to the aick loom tae elevator hm self Llis eall 1 isted ten mm J he viol 01 cea Pd n ihe of Lie ber and Ibe President Pd not able to rise but the king expressed deep gratification at to see him at all Mr Wilson that il a occasion ajd showed 111 the lUl touj of the an monai Albeit i elated of the many ot them foi he has a keen sense of and spoke the ment of the t mted States in the il have fl since his About Vli ilson a 1 ed about conditions in BeC um and 1 ranee and listened io Alberts IP He inquired about Item ets f Geoi ge and Order Is Completed at ence of Fuel Administrator Garfield and Officials of R. R. CONSENT FROM GRAYSON Will Do Everything in Its Power to Curtail Coal Strike Takes Precedence over Treaty in Members Understood to Have Seriously Considered Means of Protecting Miners Who Refuse to Join Will Be in Con- trol Under His President's Agrees to Oct government put on iu t ML r n c u- mg today meet the coal due to start Let Matter Go Before Him at Curtailment of In- WASHINGTON Oct 01- lei le the old maximu n of mp fuel administration completed ton ght at a ence of Dr H Gaifield and rail road administration officials It was taken immediately to the House for President Wilsons s gna ture Di had gnen per mission to put it the Presi dent without The President had to sleep ni day and it was deemed in advisable to wake him the order will not become until Dr said the pla ib contemplated that all questions ot coal would be left to Di rector General Hines foi settlement The as fuel a will ghe his authority to M- but not remain in Washington to undertake of the Dr Garfield said that the point hafl not jet been leached fating curtailment of but it it is the cui list by the foi ihe tries board dm the war i would be used The wai industries on tnat list he explained would get the treatment they dia dm ins the war might be cut off Price the tuel emphasized would not be exercised at this time He made the statement to correct a as sertion that the would of both coft and hard Blind Men in Pennsylvania Home Threaten to Strike foi Higher Wages GOVERNMENT'S POLICY OBTAINS fULL SUPPORT IH HOUSE OF COMMONS While order after order popped out with startling wartime the long arm of the law reached out to protect the lic and those miners willing to remain at in the face of union command to Most drastic of all moves during the day was the order of the railroad administration foi seizure of coal in transit for roads re- quiring with rationing of stocks on hand to NO So far as tha government is abla to pi event there TV til bs no ing while the grim specter of with coal bins dangerously or bare looms and close at hand Almost the step today was drafting of an order fixing a. maximum price for all grades of coal Re establishment of priorities list will coal It Is most needed and If it comes to that tho government will curtail tion The coal strike took precedence the treaty in the Senate which foi four hours debated and then adopted a resolution its support to the government in aming order during the present industrial emergency Efforts to have the take similar action failed because of opposition Approve Action In and out of Congress sentiment seemed to turn one groove and there were sions of general approval of governments determination to the mines in full operation While the only statement out after the special meeting of thu cabinet dealt with issuance of an order relating to tha fixing of a maximum coal the members understood to have means of protecting minets who will not strike Reports from confidential sources during tha last few officials said Indicated that a considerable Ort 30 Inmates of tne Pennsylvania woik no. home foi blind to 1 demands for el wages threa ened 1.0 stril o next unless aie gia ed fo he blind me I who make brooms whisks ca pecs and ca le K their board has been used ith a no in lease in waDes formed an o aln he of Laboi Men Would Hare to Remain at Work During Negotiations nn P I wo Cabinet's Resolution on Question of Finances Is Carried Without Vote LONDON 30 tie dated ob a of in the House of Commons tonight on it financial ai ei ing of 3o Vn amendment to the financial bi R Laborite and food controller wui rejected 40i to jO and the government unanimously adopted resolution which wau draft ed at a cabinet on declared this house realising Ihe effects upon Ihe and industry of the nation of the financial burdens from the wai to the eminent li all reasonable proposals drastic for the reduction of and the national debt LATEST MALADY IN PARIS Three to Four Remedies of No Avail Kansas Oi Iho Southwest Coal lon Its president 1 Vv L Ins agreed to a. proposal made tv I lieni I Aliens office 10 contract for he ana independent of action in on condition that the miners a work h la the new is worked oil it became tonight a the office that the executive had sen a telegram to M pi of No 14 United lline Workers of Amer loa appealing to him to agrea to the for a new Ihe message was sent to Howatt in Indianapolis Oct SO lj lewis president of the United tonight unacceptable the tion advanced Allen ot Kansas tor an agreement between miners and the fled 1 leise note he that the osal Is contingent ou men violating the strike That or doi was Issued by the Cleveland convention and none of us has ei to modify it This is an opera tors plan and has bean advanced in Missouri is in ind slates as well Oct Seaside slip is the latest malady H in dieds of persons are affected hy it The symptoms of the aliment ai e a sudden violent sensation of seasick ness high fevei and mabil to retail food The lasts three 01 foui davs and hose I who have never had the I gr p to be Immune Do lois say the gilp are of no avail in combatting Hie new form of the disease RAILROAD TELEGRAPHERS TO TAKE STRIKE VOTE number would keep on turning out coal if afforded and this added would slven ta abundant Call State and polica and tion constabulary forces will pressed Into and will be called only as a lasf according to those familiar with tha Secretary Daniels an- that sailors marnes shifted to land duty and a to military tions if tl eir services are ed tie Pi Theie has been no nent aa to tho or of Much depend on i happens after Iho mines shut down tomorrow From was no l of av ei ting the to have miners and operators government officials felt that a nata had been by Tohn li president of tho Uni- ted Workers of Jn a to Secretary of Labor son President part in t to peace to the The mina president Traa replying to tele- gram eent by Secretary the secretary refused to maka public fixing of JH Hour Wile Reph Telegram to nines I OLIS Mo Oct. 30 strike both for and on- coal and establishment of tho priorities Fuel toi again will take com- mand of tho situation tinder his oW wai power Much of this Kill be on through the lean of mires of the ment and through the railroad ad- General Hines and attended tha cabinet mg and tho mods of procedure adopted was said to follow their gestions for oal vvi 1 be allocated and In with the pla i two ago during the hen tho was shoit If tho is prolonge 1 ind tho meanwhile WOOD BOSTON Oct SO M Genei al Leonard Wood commander of the Central department was elected an memoer of the setts of Mayflower dants tonight Wood is a direct descen of Francis Cooke of the vote was bv the twei tv ons ot the ordet of railway 23000 men in tile after a foni hoi is tor a reph to a telefilm sei t to 01 General ot a 1 ng that the alleged in crease of five CPI ts an hou I Gene M be allowed the less essential will oa on Pnge Two IO a sppc In bint to lie vv 1 o fell in Iht vv i tie 11 each people aie to w on the in tie 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