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Bridgeport Telegram, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1918, Bridgeport, Connecticut Largest Morning Circulation in Connecticut THE WEATHER Rain or Snow See Bottom First Column 'OL. LIV, NO. 78. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., MONDAY MORNING-, JANUARY SIXTEEN CENTS, i OF BITUMINOUS COAL VE SITUATION HERE SLIGHTLY S. to 'ake Over 'elephone lal Corps Engineers lake Survey of Pro- Expect Definite love for Government :ontrol By March 1 'lose Another Avenue [o the Spies. "ashington, D. C., Jan. G. :cial) Government con- I ot the telephones will come lor about March 1. Such the statement of a United ics official to-night when bd for the reason why Sig- (Corps engineers are invcs- ting the business of the Telephone and Tcle- company as well as its Isidiary companies. It is j. for a certainty that en- j :ers have been going over i business handcld by the [phone companies for some je. l> Spy Activities. Iccording to the official the gov- Irient will take over the lines (the express purpose of control- all avenues of communication Srder that secret service agents [he employ of the Imperial Ger- rt government find the Ited States a bad place to op- Ite and spread German [da. pnder the workings of the tele- VETERAN DETECTIVE DIES AT HIS HOME G.H.ArnoId Is Dead at His Home a toil ii.essage and this (Contimieil on Page JO.) [ysterious Fire Does [500 Damage I en rire of mysterious origin at the -mecticut Lock and Nut com- iv did about SoOO damage yes- to the first floor of the plant the offices of the second floor box -Si.', at the corner of In-field avenue and State street, Is pulled in at o'clock yes- morning. I ire department officials say i it they cannot determine the ex- j cause of the tire as there were i Itchmen around the factory all yesterday but when the flames discovered they had j-.aiued j isiderable headway on the first j of the building and were ;dly working their way through j walls of. the building. IWhen the firemen arrived the ize had -worked through the j of tho first floor and v.as i jidly burning its way into the ice above. After an hour's hard fhting the men .succeeded in get- lig the flames under control with lout damage being done to le building and equipim -nt. Ihcther any valuable records in e factory offices were lost or not not known. The loss was part- covered by insurance. Detective Known Through- out Country Succumbs to Ailments that Have Afflicted Him for Morel than Nota- ble Arrests. Captain George IT. Arnold, 79 years old, for more than 40 years a -m- inber of the Bridge- port Police department and captain of the detective bureau from March until he retired about a year ago last April, died yesterday at his home, 9TG Jranistau avenue. Captain Arnold was one of the 12 original appointees on December r., ISfiO, when the city decided to have a police .department. Ho re- i ma'mod a patrolman until Septem- ber when he was made a sergeant, ife held that rank until March in. Hi05. For more than 20 years he was detailed to duty at the railroad station and made niaiiy important captures. From his long stay at. the station, he became known l.o travelers from every part of the conn try. V.orn in Derby. Captain Arnold was born in Form Bread Line in Europe France to Follow England, and Put People on Bread Rations Lord Rhondda Warns United States that People of Europe Are in Dire Straits for Food. Washington, Jan. food situation in the allied j countries of Europe is graver j than, it has been at any time since' the of the war and is giving the American i government officials deep con-: corns. Official reports picture i extreme food shortages in ling- land, France and Italy. The fact that conditions in Ger- many and Austria are far worse offers the only grounds for optimism in viewing the situation. Situation Critical. In England and France the sit- uation is described as critical in a cablegram to the food adminis- tration to-day from Lord Rhondda, tho British food, controller, which concluded with these -words: "I view the situation with grave anxiety." French on Yesterday, a, cablegram from tho French government said that the wheat crop had been requisitioned, and that the broad ration -would be cut to allow only seven ounces of bread--daily to all. persons except very poor those doing hard manual labor. Tn Italy con- ditions aro not as good perhaps as in either England or France. Compulsory rationing wilt be started in England immediately with meats-- the first commodity to bo, put under control. Distribu- tion of butter and margarine will be taken in hand next and other i foods will be added ag they be- I come scarcer. All of the principal i foodstuffs will be rationed by i April. I "1 have repeatedly sa.id in public j (Continued1 on Tatre .IB.) Blizzard in Chicago Is Moving Here POPE DENOUNCES WARFARE AGAINST UNDEFENDED CITIES Jtomc, Saturday, Jim. (hanking 1hc Tloinuii cracy to-ilay Tor their Christ- mas and New Your's greetings, J'ope Benedict expressed his appreciation thai the; nobility Jiail endorsed "our words with wliich we recently invited tin: peoples of the earth to return to God with (he vio.w of hasten- ing this e.nd of the Jiiis- fortnne which lias arniclcrt the world for moi-e than three years." "Wo must return to T-Iis Holiness added, "in order ouoe more to enjoy the benefits of civilization." The I'ontilT said the road whei'eby to return to Christ was that of justice and love. He expressed satisfaction thflt the nobility had joined with the Holy See in condemning; the re- cent. aii1 raids, which were against the 'rights of man. The I'ope raised his voice against the form of war-fare whicli Is used against undefended cities without "bringing military re- sults and which causes victims among non-combatants besides damaging churches and art treasures, thus increasing na- tional hatreds. Coaster May Lose Right Eye Rebecca Morse, 14, Steers into Driveway to Avoid Horse and Wagon, Crashes into Sleigh, Gouging Face Painful- Coal Being Rushed to Bridgeport, Dr. Gar field Tells The Telegram Chicago, Jan. driven by a :J5 mile fulling snow gale over the [Forecast: lork: in snow or ram m Tuth warmer; Tuesday I, llSruthern New England: Kain or >'.v and warmer IMonday; Tues- clearing and colder. Derby Neck, as it was commonly j enure known then, on September 7, 1S3S. lie ivas raised on the farm owned by his parents and gained his edu- cation in that place. When lie was 14 years old he went to Ansonia and :-tarte'l working in a brass mill about 1 (j years of UKC Arnold came to Bridgeport liis uncle. Burger Thompson, whc conducted a hotel in iDerby and had sold out his. interest in the iio'id. After working at odd jobs aboit Bridgeport, Captain Arnold wen: out to New York .stale and spert one as driver of a mult tr'am, hauling barges through the Krie caiuil. After one season at tlK; canal he returned to Bridge- port. lie was employed by tho City j Dak-cry where ho learned the trade and worked for 14 year.--, .lie was then one of the most i powerful young men of Bridgeport. Standing six feet and three inches in stocking foci he possessed muscles of steel and a grim de- termination, all of which wore of wonderful value to him in the pro- fession which ho clioso later in life. During the progress of f.be Civil war 18B1 and U05, Captain bakery iThe southwest disturbance of Iturday is central to-night ovur Irthcrn Indiana, with rapidly ris- L- pressure to ,.lio westward and Lthwcstward aivj general snows rains have fallen over worth- and rain over non thorn d is- lets east of tlie plains states f.v- in New Kngland. eastern New I Alnol'! was employed in the rk and New Jersey. I l.-usinoss. lOvcr the southwestern u.ipir On ".Vigbt he region and of tho! Bridgeport thi-n hud jus! tddic Mississippi vallt-y the suov.' '-I''-' "night was heavy. There- were ;iiso ittered snows in the Itocky ou age IB.) juntiiin regions and rains in rth Pacific states, the latter another disturbanre OVCM- thi.-i Itreme Canadian northwest. i Jit is generally warmer in the states, the upper ohhj and the lower lake region und fnsitlerably colder in the (Juli lt.CS, the lower. Ohio, tin- and the. lower Mis- valleys but tempei-.-itures n re j >t unusually low in uny locnTtv. liere will be snow .Monday from i west to-day had very seriously impeded traffic of all sorts. Kailwa.y transportation officials reported to-niyhl. that trains operating between Chicago, St. Louis, Omaha and Kansas City were "Kid per cent, delayed" with danger of total tie-ups becoming more imminent every hour. Jn Chicago, 'whei-o the w- wan declared by the woathcr bureau to be the worst that had visited this city for many years, street car traffic, virtually was abandoned by the surface lines, though tlie elevated trains were able to operate on irregular schedules. Snow had begun fall- ing at ten o'clock Saturday Highl- and by night fall to-day the wind had blown il into many drifts piled seven feel, and more In sill thoroughfares. Automobile trallic was absolutely blocked in all parts of the city except the business dis- trict known as "Tho Loop" and it was feared by city ollicials that. great d itliouliy would be met to- morrow in efforts to distribute, fuel and provisions throughout the city. The storm began Friday in the southwest and moved rapidly norlheaslwiird, spreading as it ad- vanced, until to-day when tho furthest cast il had reached seemed to be; Indiana, which re- I ported iucrc'iisini; cold, willi i driven sleet swooping over- the .Minneapolis, Paul and Milwaukee all woie afL'ooted simi- larly to Chicago. Si. Louis rr- j ported two iiu-lieh of snow fall prr-- i oipilation since Sat r, midnight, while and around ('liicapo the. .snow fail wa.s o.st.imatoil ai about foot. _ i VVo.'itboi- bureau otlleh.ls he'd I O out 'lit.lir.1 hopo of an enriy nbalc- Xjfl Ol- Dm rtoim, dnelaring thii ----------__---- i trom the a roa iu- Leases Plant of Liberty le lake fc Ohio c ru i d d it south region valley; le A nan! i r> i> c fair wont her Tin. ijuid. lid New Kn lill be pnow. DAILY Hip..- bill AI.MAN F.OOH and 1.1 in follow V. a. I'. P. it. f i i i a l lull ol' jjivi-u over iiiiil I "jiit M T T cient for tlie needs for two of. i McAdoo Increases Charges lhrce days is now on hand. The 40 carloads of soft coal that arrived, yesterday, after having been held up for several days in transit over The Pennsylvania and- Beading lines, came in one and are consigned to Vincent Brothers and the City and Coal- company, They composed the in- itial allotment of the promised 50' carloads, which, iu official realiza-' tion of: Bridgeport's needs, has-- been swelled to 00 carloads. The', additional cars of- coal will follow immediately, and' are looked for to-day or to-mor-.; row by the local fuel committee. Named on Committee. Mayor Clifford B. C. to Compel Consignees Unload Goods and Re- lease to Act on Railroads. Washington, Jan. promote more prompt unload- ng by Bridgeport draftees over whether they will be exempt from military service on physi- cal examinations, was dispellexl vesterdav when definite of freight cars Director General McAdoo to-day es- tablished new railroad demur- rage for domestic traffic, ef- fective January '.'1, continuing the present two -days' free time but providing for in- creases ranging from 50' to 100 per cent, in charges thereafter, Appeals To Shippers. The director general, appealed to shippers and consignees to co- operate iu releasing: cars to meet j the national emergency, and to make special efforts oven before the higher demurrage charges go into etfcct to clear terminals as a contribution to the success of the war. The necessity for action was emphasized to-day by a report from A, H. Smith assistant direc- (CoMlinuctl ou Page 16) Armour Says U. S. Controls Packing Plant lor general in charge oj.' upera- 111- Skull Broken, Hand Frozen, Seek Robbers and at points cast ol: Pittsburgh and Buffalo." .Mr. Smith reported that. structions regarding this phase! the situation was of the draft AVUS received from Hartford and it was stated that all would he examined on a stated day. Piti Jti One. The men who will be primarily effected at the outset are. those [who have been placed in Class 1. Kvery registrant has been placed I in this class except those who claimed exemption ou tlie grounds Ticked up in an unconscious con- dition witli two fractures at. the ba.se of Ills skull and IIJH left hand I'roxpn after he had apparently lain in the cold night air for many hours Nicholas Ximlnokewicz, HO, a Kussian, ol! 560 I'ut.nam street, was taken f.o the JHrUljreport hos- pital where his condition is re- ported as be ins very critical. Ximtnekeu'icz i.s likely to-die at any time and the police are inves- the case as they believe the man was beaten and robbed by two unknown -men and then left, on the sidewalk. .Last evening1 Stefan Dolesky, the injured man's roommate, wont to the Second Vrerinr.t police sta- tion and said ho heard two men talkinu- at. the corner of Putnam and. llallett streets at ahr.'ut o'clock yesterday morning1. He the1 two men -were disrussiiiK their feat iu beating and robbing a man nu Putnam street yesterday morning. Dnlesky said the men remarked how tho man fell. Tho police are lookim? for the iwo UUMI who arc believed to have hit Xim- tiiekeficic with some blunt instru- ment and fractured his skull. (ConlrmiGtl on Pago Xiiir-) Sailors and Police Fight over Prisoner Norfolk, Jan. re- serves by. free tise ol: night sticks find by tiring in the air managed to drive away a crowd of more Uiau 100 sailors surrounded the First Precinct police station here early to-day demanding the release of a sailor, who hud bp.on arrest- ed charged with beating up a negro woman employed in a Chi nose, restaurant. A delegation of the sailors later roused Chief of "Police at his room at a hotel and asked the release of their mate on the grounds that: he had been mis- treated by the. police. Kizer re- fused. Chicago, .Ian. ti. Ogden Armour, head of Armour and company, meat packers, to-night made a statement in regard to re- marks made in Philadelphia. .Saturday, by an official connected Lions cast of the Mississippi river, with the federal trade commission, that "accumulation is increasing j asserting1 that the federal govern-', of Pittsburgh and I incut might. packing indus- tries through a receivership. Hr." due largely to' i .Armour, after resenting what he that. sickness I colled "tlie insidious methods vt- and engineers j Heney, counsel for the com- scarcity of labor has neceasi- mission of prejudicing and in--. excessive curtailment .of i I'laming t ho public." said: train service. j "L'nder act oC Congress pass- New Holes. od a few months ago, authorizing-- The new demurrage rales, the Tiiited States food rioii so to dr., tho government baa in effect already assumed practi- cal control of tlio packing ncss. "Through the affairs oC cor- poration in Philadelphia. ..hich.. has 110 connection with, the packing business ---id whose operations have not the slightest influence on the co r OL meat, proved by the Interstate Commerce Commission ou request of the di- rector general, are per car for the first day after the two free days: for the second day. and ?.l additional for each succeeding (Uontimicd 011 10.) Man Hit By Trolley Dies, Crew Is Held A T t Peter Marello, of fiSft P.amnm Arrest 1 WO 10r rilling Involute who was struck by an clec- Out Questionnaires Wrong make headway with small dc'la.ch- uifiits between tlu; .I'-irenla and the Pivae rivers were repulsed. iMrlnii Saves I'mlua. Italian Headquarters In Nortli- em Jialy, Hat urday, .Jan. f By i Tho Associated spared another air raid last J (Continued on 1'agc morning as he home, died at the Bridgeport hos- pital at a late hour last niiUil. Mar- olio has been unconscious for two an ff print; with a fractured skull. At. this lime tho ear crow in being held iu pend- ing tho outcome ofnhc coroner's inquest over.tin: injury and death of Marrllo. AH Schools of City to Open for Term All schools of IVidRpporf which were, closed last week because of Allehaol Dorwskv of 119 William J frozen pipes and difficulty iu get- I nig boilers started, will open to- day as usual, and all school chil- drcii in the city will lie expei ted in be in their accustomed places. Repairs completed ou Saturday Hie Whittior and Klias Howe made the last of the. Incapaci- tate! buildings available for school room uso. 'Military policeman last evening arrested two wanird by I lip exemption boards ol' this ciiy for tlie improp- er niliu? out of inieslio ires. Both ttu'n were booked at police headquarters nnd being hi-ld for tho federal authorities. The ar- rests include Martin Podc, whose j address is unknown, and William Hauler, of MO Golden flil! street.) Baby Tips over Kettle Is Burned to Death son ot' the six months old Mr. and Mrs. Miihar-1 iJorw.sUy, sustained fatal biiriin yesterday forr.noon whi-n he tipped over a kettle of scalding water from the door of the oven. The water so scalded the little, hov I hat ho died at. I ho hospital shortly after uudniglit. THREE LINES OF TYPE RENT FLAT ON SECOND DAY ''.Please take out my 'tu rent' advertisement. I am be- sieged by people, the Hal is rented and i could have runted it ion times was tiie. re- quest and statement of .Mrs. A. of .IStjO Park avenue nCtcr the second day's appearance of a classified ad. that was to run for a week. Theso were tlie three lines of type that did tho business: ri'nt, lower tint, C> romns nil improvements, liX'Htcil .Novtli Park l-i.'U.Oll. 1SOO 1'ars Vlunc o4tu. Apparently insigniiicant in themselves, these words be- came potential when it is con- jiidcred that many tliousaiul oyes saw them in The. Tele- gram and Post cc'lumns. CM' the thousands who probably read those three, lines of type thorp were bound -to tie many who sought just, a Hat. and were willing to pay the icnt indicated. Several, attracted My the magic of the words, looked ar tho tiav and it was i-ented. Then came others just as anxious U: obtain but they worts too late. In order to save still others from disappointim-nt. and h CM-SI-It' from useles; trips to answer her doorbell, .Mrs. 1 .unnenem- asHod that ihe ad. be. dis- continued. If you have a, tlat to rent, or anything ll1 to the public, usi; :i Tt-logram and Post c'lnssitied ad. T'ne wide cir- culation of theae two papers will carry your offer to many persons that there arc: boiliul to be, Nome who will IK- glad to avail tbcmsclveM of l ho oppoTt unity. Tho most popular and c-tnV- iont marketplace iu port: Toles'i-tim and Tost ad- vnrtisiug spac-o. It gets rc- aults. press dispatclies i.v-aitur all over I the country Sir rvjews with. 3lr. j Heney, -vvhicii i-'iih by innuendo and i anonymity. with. Mr. [Honey's :ii declinations to bs I interviewed, charge that tb'- I'uiied States is phinninpr i to ha.vi- receivers take over ani run tin- packing business. Mr. lle.iey is the paid attorney of the r.il trade, commission and sin'h he shouW occupy and dis- charge bis otlicial duties ia a fair way. lie has. however, assumed not only of tin.- federal trade commission but of the parvmeut of justice and in fact, UIP government itself. "I .shall not. at this tinv? com--; ment on the manuer in whu-h hearings are conducted, nor t refer to the fact that iho packer's are not represented, ami a ru not permitted to cross exainiiff wit.- j nesses or to introduce testimony or.. I otherwise explain the motives or i develop l ho truth of the witnesses selected by Mr. Heney to ud i color to his privonoeived :in-.l pro.-. V 'to tho s Ki-ip." :is issue from i'lO i'.vi'-i i press despatches that retc- 'meat 1 rust' t he 'food i which has the public iu i and similar unfair catch 'which can only be appeals to stir up tho pa and prejudices of the people. "Tho cost ot meat is Jiish, but" uiv controlling ocoaomip. reasons there for which can bn readily ascertained and should, bd i by sonu; governmental .igoncy to tho people. An. examination oC the prices xxiid for livestock to-day as Compared wiUi-. i those paid a yoar ago disci an increase of about 40 per L-CIH. i "The packers to-day pro i fornily straining every effort etll- i cio.nlly to the err.mcnt iu winning tho war. No .uroater injury can bo done 1o j packers than to effect therp credit; by fomenting public discontent and spreading statements cloaked with apparent olVtcial that federal receivers 1o bs- niipointed for Hie. properros busiocsaea tho packora,
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