Bridgeport Telegram, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1918, Bridgeport, Connecticut Largest Morning Circulation in THE WEATHER Fair and Cold See Bottom First Column VOL. LIY. NO. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., FKTDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1918. TWENTY CENTS. tlay Limit Travel to Dayt ime IcAdoo to Withdraw Hundreds pi Passenger Trains East of Missis- Leave but a Few Sleepers on Roads. Washington, Jan. eds of passenger trains on ilroads east of the Mississip- will be withdrawn from rvice under orders soon to be sued'by Director General doo based upon specific commendation made to-day a. committee of eastern pas- nger traffic officers. The immittee was divided as to advisability of withdraw- g most parlor and sleep- iig leaving only those nsifHered most necessary foi portaiit travel routes. iscuss Hours of tabor. Hours of labor of railway em- loyes under government operatior vas discussed by the director geii- ral to-day with heads of the fou ailway union brotherhoods, anc question of wages will bo tak :n lip at further conferences to lorrow. COAL LACK MAKE INCIDENTS Charged with the tlici't of given him to pim-liase, a half ton of eoal, Homer Car- roll of 521 street, was arrested last evening ami booked at (he Second Precinct station. Partly overcome by the cold, Karl Klkei', of Jlaplewood ave- nue was found lying the gutter yesterday afternoon on "Water street near tlie ware- house of (he Xew York, New Ha veil and Hertford Kailroad company i" an unemisciou.s condition. He was treated at the Kmevgenc.v hospital. night at midnight the thermometer showed four above zero and the relief promised was very short lived. Yesterday the breakwater was jammed-with -ice and the steamers Naugatuck and Park City jnade no attempt what- ever to Jn-eak through ior their daily trips. England to Put into Effect at-Once System of Compulsory Provost Marshal General Crowder Says that Class SIionM Provide for All Military Needs of lion One Billion -So Police Commission Behind Closed Doors Organizes for Year Bar Even Secretary Smith Put Teeth in Lightless Night Order. Following and threc-qiu closed doors quarters' last Stanley was Washington, Jan. men for the ra.ctically all parlor and sleep- Ins cars "be withdrawn from ser- and that people be required travel largely in day time in or- linary coaches. It is not considered probable, lowever, that Mr. McAdoo will ap- prove- such a drastic course at this Itime. The passenger oflieers par- ticipating in to-day'? conference (were A.' B. Smith of the "New Ha- Iven: James P. Anderson and P.. JO. of the Pennsylvania; 11. F. IVosburgh of the New York Gen- Itral and W. C. Hope of the Central lot Xew Jersey. The railroad brotherhood Icad- Jers spent nearly three hours with (the director general, most of the Itime being devoted to discussing I the possibility that the government Imay call on railway employes "to much overtime in order to J clear present freight congestion. This would involve extra wages, (Continued on Pago Kight.) Puts Entire Wealth in Liberty Bonds Probably the only instance in a resident of this city placed all his worldly goods in States government bonds has been "brought to light by the will of Jacob Tatian, which has been filel In the office of Judge of Probate Paul L. Miller. Tatian died in Bridgeport on January i. According to the will liled in tho probate court, Tatian's entire es- tate amounted to but all of -which was wrapped up in Liberty "bonds of the !irst issue, lie be- queaths the entire amount to his "brother, George Tatian, of. YOU Sixth street, South Boston. men in class one and not upon population. figures indicate, tho re- port says. that, there: are 1.000.000 physically and otherwise qualified (Continued on I'a'i'e Seven) UKl'OKT. Forecast: Kast New York and South New Kngiam.i: Fair, con- tinued cold Friday; ria'. unhiy in- creasing cloudiness and jiol so cold, probably snow. The westt.-rn disturbance the Ifst three days has passed oft' the southeastern coast, but an- other (list urbane moved' north- ward over iin_- ocean and is central off tho Now Knghind coa.-t. This li-sturbance with .1 f. mit.fi by north t'ac coast I'arolina to M..UIIO nr.n by snows in i.-ab'.t rn Now There also wore local snows n; sday night mid t-x'.e-pr thci'C- was T'nere will in 'In; lake Saturday and f-xtfsv.iing p.iiiht and Sat t.'irough tli..- valli.-y, middle Atlant..- and and soiitii Ni w l-lngland. warning.-- arc on Already men are engaged in th'; Remington Arms plant rolling bar- rels for the ijrosviung machine gun which tho company will ture on a scale when the re- adjustments in the factory for this jam's manufacture are completed. According to the ranking olliccr in the plant the company lias also a large ordc.r to make Colt's auto- matic pistols and when the factory installs the machinery for those munition.', a force of men will be needed to carry on tin-- work. liusli ere ilismis. the orders stand for anything. Following each lightless night the police will be required to re- any violations of. the law to Mr. Siomon and prosecutions will be: made to enforce the federal au- thoi orders. Bar KVCII Set.-retary. At last evening the police commissioners arrived at .Police headquarters and -immediately went into executive session after informing the newspaper men that they were not wanted and have to stick around until after the meeting if they cared to learn the results. lieutenant Clayton L.. Smith, secretary of the Police commission, was also asked to va- cate temporarily and the board's secretary was forced to cool, his heels for tho-better part of three- quarters of an hour while the com- missioners "talked." At o'clock tho newly ap- pointed commissioner, Frank 13. Anderson, arrived and was admit- ted to the Star Chamber. At his honor, Mayor Clifford 1-5. arrived on the sccrtc and was admitted. while Lieutenant Smith was summoned to take, notes on actual organization of the board. After the arrival of Mayor Wil- son the commissioners say that they for the year of S by Ve-clccting President Stanley, and installing Mr. Anderson as a police commissioner. Inspect Departments. Following the organization the board the new Police commis- sion made a tour of Police head- quarters and inspected all depart- ments. Plumber's Torch Touches Off Blaze that Destroys Business Section, Ren- dering Many Families Out-of- Town Apparatus. DarieiVjan. lire which wholly or partially burned out cig'ht "buildings, caused a loss now estimated at nearly 000 and was only stopped when aid was sent in from outside towns occurred here to-day after a-plumber's torch used to thaw out frozen pipes in the basement of the Walter Stew- art company grocery store fiaci started a. "blaze that quickly caught oil stored nearby. Btiildinas lUirnud. The buildings burned were the one occupied by tho Stewart com- pany, which also had in it the stores of Charles Kaufman, tailor; ,T. W. Holly and Sons, butchers and the new store of George A. Dclif. and dwellings occupied by tho families of Mrs. Ralph ISocltly and Charles Townsend; the Home Bank and Trust company and a fiat in it which was occupied by the family of Bernard two one story owned by Mark containing tho Bernstein frame buildings W. Norman and stores of Mrs, F. M. West, milliner and W. G. Strang' Ward, an electrician; a story and a half frame building used by Bernavd Bernstein as an automobile repair station, a one story frame building- owned by Mrs. John T. Brummcr and oc- cupied by Charles Kcil, a butcher and Frank Dahm. a harbor; t.'.io Columbia bold, .owned by Charles McXally of Stamford and con- ducted by A. P. Manger and a ilwcIlinE: house in which .Dr. II. P. Hanson resided and had his of- fice. When the firo started in the Stewart store an alarm was sent to (Continued em Page Seven.) back for the moderate Senator Reed Charges Food Administrator with Usurping Powers .of Congress and Making Sugar Price Agreements So Benefit Refiners Hoover's Replies Caus- tic. Jan. amination of Food administra- tor Hoover was held to-day by the Senate committee investi- gating the sugar and coal shortage after Chairman Reed and Mr. Hoover had enliven- ed the proceedings with a-clash that had been expected when the inquiry started. Cross-Examines Hoover. (Contimicd on Page of tin: day em- d bo nruma; ely 'a'.nii'.'.i'.t litoru than half the amount lirst staled. sprinkh-r street com'Miiy, was From present indications the en- rollment and registration of enemy aliens will be conducted by the po- lice department within the next few days. Assistant Supciinten- dent of Police Charles Suckloy stated last evening that while he had no idea just what the police would bo reuuired lo do he had re- ceived a letter from tho federal authorities in Washington, D. C., suiting tho Bridgeport department would ho required to look after the enrollment and rogi.slralion of the aliens in Liridn'cport. At this time, the department seems to be all at -soa as to' just what iiaturo of work this will force them to do and they cannot make any definite plans to take euro of the task until promised in- structions and printed cards are forthcoming from Washington. Superintendent Buckley stated last ovening that if the department was required to make linger prints of all the aliens that they regis- tered it lie a tremendous, nn- elertakiiuv as there, are. over d.OOO enemy alionA, and Gormans in Bridgeport at this time. If tho department is forced to register ns well as Ger- mans in lirielgoport it is expected that the total would be well over enemy aliens that will have to be taUen. care of at Police ht'iul- quurtciu (Contiinicil on Page 16) Fear Water Shortage By Cold Wastage Bridgeport is wastiiis 000 gallons of water a day, acs.-1. cording to figures given out, night by Vice President and gineer Samuel P. Senior of thf- Bridgeport Hydraulic company' which supplies the'city with This waste, lie says, has been go- ing on for about a week or since tho cold spell -which started last Saturday and it is caused by'resi-' dents allowing the -water run ini. their homes to prevent Mr. Senior says the daily con'sump- tion of water in Bridgeport irt iiwmal times is while the records show since last Saturday a consumption of gallons. "This waste is more than the company can said the of-" ftcial, "and the pressure around the city is lowered on account-of the waste. The drain is a very heavy one and we do not know. what to do lo stop "file wnsstc. inspectors arc out around the making investigations and it "they find a hou.se or block wns'e water is allowed to run from cots, we will put on meters and make thorn pay for all the' used. These -onditior.s jhcu'd not c.xi.st ami if they continue he situation will bo more serious the shortage of coal, sugar or any other material." tliu situation just is it is very st liridgeport. ?t concerns for if tin from the "or- watcr i" from firos The not alarniing, still ous to residents of is something that citizen .at this city pres.sure continues mous wastage of mean more wastage so far this week, if saved. would be enough to supply tho ;-ty for three whole days. This water only runs into the sewers os without helping any person. Otlieials of tho water company say it is not necessary that ;ho people of the city waste so ir.uch water to keep their plumbiji? from freezing. There are othir lire- cautionary methods for .-tvent- ing t'rox.eii pipes and be taken advantage of Instead of wasting water and forcing resi- dents of the entire city into danger.