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   Bridgeport Telegram, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1918, Bridgeport, Connecticut                              Largest Morning Circulation n THE WEATHER Fail- See Bottom First Column VOL. LIV, NO. 81. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY "TWENTY CENTS. [Supports Anthony Measure 'ells Delegation of Con- gressmen that Time Has Come to Give Vote as Act of Justice. Washington, Jan. lent Wilson late to-day told a lelegation of House leaders hat he favored enactment of lie Susan B. Anthony federal iff rage amendment and would lake clear his position in a tatement to be issued to-night. President Wilson to-night his support to the fedcr- amendment lor woman suf- rage. Oil the eve of a vote on suffrage the House 12 Democratic mem- lers called at the White House l-ith word that many of their col- bagues wanted advice from the lead of their party as to- the posi- they should take. There was conference of 40 minutes, the ?sult of which was described in lis statement, dictated by the himself and made pub- ic by the delegation: t of Justice. "The committee -found that the president had not felt at liberty volunteer his advice to mem- rs of Congress. in this important latter, but when we sought his he very..' and larnestly advised 'usUto vote for the Jmendment as right and astiee to the womeljjlp'f the y and of the In these Ihampions saw a few days ago most of them rivately were conceding defeat. large majority of the lans in the House have been count- Id upon to support the amendment Ind enough Democrats are com- biitted to assure a close vote. "With fhe weight of the President's in- Ihience "to swing doubtful Demo- Irats. Representative linker, fhnirman of the suffrage commit- T. jubilantly predicted to-night the necessary two-thirds vould be exceeded by 15 or 20 of suffrage were Army Chaplains of All Faiths Say Army in France Is Morally Clean Jan. 9. (By The Protestant and With the American Arrny in France, Associated of both Catholic faiths have just issued reports to the government in which it is maintained that the morals of the men of the American expeditionary force are most excellent. "In performing bur priestly the reports say "it has been our privilege to travel considerably among the troops, and it pleases us immensely to be able to state that we find the moral conditions very satisfactory. The military authorities are vigilant in removing temptation and the men are honestly trying. The result is thus far we have a clean army. "We are honestly convinced that the men on duty in these towns in France are in less danger morally than they would be in the service in our own country." BAN CANDY IN SUNNY ITALY Rome, Jan. Italian government has promulgated a decree prohibiting the making and sale of cake, pastry and confection- ery under whatever shape or form. Highwaymen Grow Bolder and Siep from Cover of Darkness to Snakh Pay Envelope Brass Com- pany Employe Escapes Robbers. With startling suddenness two men stepped out of the darkness at the corner of Curtis avenue and Ask Saloon Men to Cut Down MAY INCLUDE GERMAN WOMEN IN REGISTRATION was on Opponents (Continued oil Page 20) work at the Pembroke street 'ock last evening as home from Bridgeport Brass company, carryn Hun an Brazenly walking into police leadquarters last evening Allan a, German alien of New rork city, asked Sergeant Browne a night's lodging in the Bridge- port police statipn with the result Sergt. Browne questioned the and found that he did not lave any registration card nor had ie anv permit to leave the city of w York. Frenezra was imme- iiately locked up by the police and treing held for the department f Justice. According to the story that the lan told Sergt. Browne when he tame to police headquarters last svening he did not have any regis- tration card but showed the police officer a letter from the New York igents of tho department of justice saying that Frenezra had register- ed in New York city. The man readily admitted that he was a iGerman alien but could not show my permit that had been granted lim to leave New York. Scene Painter Believed Letter of Notification from Brpoklyn Lawyer "JPI Con- Work his -week's pay envelope that he received yesterday afternoon when he quit work for the day. Makes Escape. Maho, however, seeing that the two men carried no visible, weapons took to his heels t and made his escape without ex- periencing any bodily injury or the loss of his week's pay. The at- tempted hold-up was reported to the police who arc investigating the case. As each day passes the highway- men arid thieves in Bridgeport seem to get bolder and bolder. This is the third time that thieves in this city have attempted to hold up men within 45> hours. According to tho story that Maho told the police he believes that someone who knew him at- tempted to take his week's pay away. Owing to the darkness he was'not able to tell just who the men were but he believes that he would know one of them if they are located by the police. Neither of the men was masked nor did they carry any visible weapons. the police are investi- gating- the case they believe that the robbery was attempted by Some one who knew that Wednes- day was pay day at tho Liridge- poi-t. Brass company and who knew Maho's daily custom of taking1 this route to his home. Fighting Pastor to Address on Navy Life WEATHER. REPORT. Forecast: South New England, [East New York: Fair Thursday ind Friday little change in tem- perature. A disturbance that moved in by Iway of the south California coast is central to-night over southwest Jolorado with a high pressure area great magnitude to the north- Iward arid snows liavjj fallen gen- lerally in the northwest and in the Iplatr'au region, attended oy a Imarked fall in temperature, the Iteiyp'-ratures to-night ranging It'voiii two degrees below zero in Ir.ortberi. Wyoming to 2'i degrees zero in Alberta. .It is also cnsidcrubly colder in the lower -.-s.-isfipl'i valley and lower tem- rire.5 continue elsewhere ex- Texas. With the exception of local the lower lakes I he v.'ill be generally fair iTliv.r.-'.dny ami Friday in the lake r-'-UG'i, the Ohio valley, the east i: ;d south without decided tem- ure changes. (.'old wave warnings have been Ordered for Wyoming, southwest South Dakota, the west portions of Kansas and Nebraska and the Texas .Panhandle. I) AH A' ALMANAC. Sun bun I'- Wafer. Water.......... p. n Sl- Elks of Bridgeport will have a rare opportunity to listen to an unusually talented member of their order, when Kcv. Harry W. Jones, A. M. D. 3X, addresses the members of Bridgeport lodge, No. 2G, B. P. O. E., at Elks' hull to-night. To- night is the regular meeting night, but the entire time will be devoted to Kev. Mr. Jones' discourse. Mr. Jones is a clergyman, an Elk and above all a patriotic American of strength, power, and virility. He served for nine years as a chap- lain in the 'l.'nitcd States navy, and was chaplain of the S. S. Texas during, the Spanish-American and was present on the. occasion of ic sinking of the coal-ship ivlerri- Jlobson in San- harhoi1. Kev. Jours' address will be of M Patriotic nature. He will relate several of his experience's while in naval service ol' l.'nclc Snm, 'ami will brine his remarks right down to date, with interesting side- liuhts on his own and America's connection in the great war. Through a special arrangement, the Bridgeport" lodge of -Elks was able to si cure from Dr. Jonas a premise to be present in Kridge- He i.-: making a lecture tour tj From 'pauper" to "prince" in time-worn storybook fash- ion is the transition that has come in the life of Charles A. Smith, of Madison avenue, who for a few months has been assistant scene paintei at the Lyric theater. He received a letter yesterday from Attorney Phillip Scharff, oc Brooklyn, notifying him that he was a half beneficiary under the will of his grandmother, Mrs. Pauline Smith. The estate., which is now in the hards of appraisers in the probate court in Brooklyn, Avill aggregate Smith received a letter from At- torney Scharff yesterday morning, after three letters directed by the latter had failed to reach him. It was brief and business-like and stated that Smith had been named as a beneficiary in the will of his grand mother, who died in. New York in December, 1317. The letter asked him to get in touch with the writer immediately. Amazed by the portent of the letter, Smith consulted his feliow- workers. They quickly grasped the situation and advised Smith to communicate by long-distance telephone. He did so, and re- ceived the tiding that he is named to share with his sister, Miss Helen Smith, the entire estate of his de- ceased grandparent. The estate consists entirely of real estate, represented by six apartment houses situated on Eastern Park- way, Brooklyn, near Coney Island avenue. Smith has lived in Bridgeport 11 months. He met with misfortune less than two years ago, which placed him literally "down and out." He was engaged soon after his arrival here as a waiter in a Main street restaurant. Two months ago he got a job assisting the scene painter. When Smith received the letter he believed it 'a hoax. Buffeted about by a none too kindly world, he couldn't appreciate the arrival of such good fortune, and sought counsel with his friends. Smith told a Telegram reported last night that his good fortune would not affect his immediate fu- ture. For the present at least, be will remain in his present position. He is placed in Class 1 in the be- loctive draft, and will no doubt be, called within :i few months to the military service of the Unitsd States. Smith is LM years old. Churches Conserve Fuel and Light and Pastors Put Patriotism Square- ly Up to Liquor Dealers, Theatres, Dance Halls and Clubs. That all local faloon owners will step into line in the mat- ter of conserving fuel by clos- ing for part time was the opin- ion expressed last night by Thomas Flynn, president ot" the Bridgeport Liquor Deal- ers' association. The members of the association hold a meeting this afternoon for the purpose of deciding upon this important question which has been put up to them by the ministers of Bridgeport. It is the opinion of those em- ployed' in' saloons that the proprie- tors will eld'anything that Wash- ington requests and that they will meet the ministers'half way. They say 'that cutting the saloon hours to., conserve coal and light, and making'the hoi'irs or 8 in the morning until 10 or 11 at night instead of from 5 a. m. to 12 p. m., will prpbably mean that 200 bar- tenders in Bridgeport will be seek- ing other employment. AVliat Tt Means. As one man put it: "If the placo opens at or 8 and closes at 10 or 11. I guess (.he boss won't need me. He can grot up by that time in the morning and it won't hurt him to stick around until closing: time. It will also mean, it the saloons close'at 10 tlia-1: some of the down- town saloons that keep three men to look after the theatre trade won't need so'.many me.n, becausu the saloons close before the theatre crowd is out." The ministers at a meeting held yesterday morning voted to request iho local fuel administration's com- mitlRo to obtain the part time clos- ing of all liquor saloons in Bridge- port. The churches of the city Washington, .Fan. alien restrictions probably extended soon, to German women by the tJiiiled Slates. to this end is bo- drafted, ami congressional leaders Iiuvo assured Iho de- partment of .Justice (hat it will be enacted promptly. II' this is done before the week of February when a Jialion- wide registration ol" unnatural- Germans is to be made under supervision of Ihc pnruijcnt of Justice, women probably will be included in the enemy alien census. Regulations to govern the registration were strut to-day to police oiliciais iti cities and postmasters of small towns, to the active administra- tion of the registration has been entrusted. New Coal Crisis SOLDIER VISITS BRIDE ONE DAY, GETS 3 MONTHS to Con- sider All Wage De- Strikes Con- templated, but Workers Will Show that Other Trades Attract By High- er Pay. Washington, Jan. 0. Higher wages will be asked of the rail- road administration soon by nearly all classes of .organized railroad labor. It was learned to-day that many pending Avage disputes will be transferred to the government from railway executive boards, and in other cases new demands will be formulated for presentation to Director General McAdoo who have done th.eir part, by agreeing' to hold all church society meetings on one day, thereby saving a large amount of fuel and light. At the Pastors1 meeting the se- riousness-of the coal situation was the main topic of discussion. Va- rious plans were discussed for the saving coal fey local churches, the'most promising of which was the idea of holding all church so- ,'ciety meetings on, one day. By carrying but this plan it will be necessary'to operate the furnaces .for only a short time onch week. At the present time, much coal Is used in heating the churches for the numerous meetings which are held almost every night. to Co-operate. All members of the association pledged themselves to co-operate with this movement which will un- doubtedly result in the saving of much coal and light. The ministers say thnt tho churches have done their part in the fuel conservation movement, and thoy arc of the opinion that the saloons ouirht to follow the same course. The ministers have put tho matter up to the saloon- keepers fairly and squarely. It was resolved at yesterday's meet- ing to submit to the local United States fuel administration the ur- gent need of the conservation of coal, 'and to request of the admin- istration at the same time that the committee procure the part time (Continued on Pa Re 20) Declare Fuel Board Cause of Suffering probably will deal investigating with them boards. only gen- increases General through jNTo Strikes Proposed. Strikes are not contemplated by any organisation, it is said and wa'ge questions will not be put up to the director general as demands. Railroad labor leaders arc repre- sented as not seeking to take ad- vantage of government operation to press for more paj', but rather as pointing- out the necessity of wage increases to keep employes from being attracted to other in- dustries. Up to the present, the eral demands for wage considered by Director McAdc'o are those presented by the four railway brotherhoods and the .switchmen's union, whose president, S. E. Heberling, confer- red with Mr, McAdoo to-day. The brotherhoods' case will bo investi- gated by a board of four to be named by the clireeto'r general- to- morrow and he also may ask this body to inquire into the switch- menrs' demand, which now is be- ing considered by a, committee of railway executives representing all roads. To Name Directors. The. director general announced to-night that he expected to name railrc'ad directors i'or certain .sec- tions of the country to assist him in administering government oper- ation, but said he had not deter- mined how many would bo ap- Supply Received Sunday Ss Dwindling and No Ad- ditional Fuel Has Ar- .Committee Leaves Washington. After a conference with offi- cials of the War and Navy de- partments at Washington, the -joint civic and industrial com- mittee from Bridgeport, led by President C. E. Bilton of the Manufacturers' association, which was to present Bridge- port's extreme fuel needs vto the highest government depart- ment officials, started last night on their return trip to Bridgeport. The members arc expected to arrive in Bridge- port this morning. No direct information following the committee's conference at the capital could be obtained las.t evening, but it is known that the committee held conferences the supreme military authorities. Bridgeport's position in the na- tion's war-making program was presented, and the facts of the coal situation in this city were made known. Xew Crisis ?fear. While all factories have been kept running this week, the fail- ure of expected shipments of coal to arrive is gradually drawing the situation to another crisis. Since Simd-iy, when 44 of the promised 65 carloads of bituminous coal ar- rived, not a barge or a carload of coal lias come into Bridgeport. The supply of anthracite for household needs has been stretch- ed about as far as it will go. A quarter ton is the maximum allot- ment by the fuel committee and dealers to all persons at the pres- ent time, and a further reduction of the individual quota could scarcely be made. At the office of the fuel com- rnitte in the Stratfield building yes- terday, 250 applicants for coal were accommodated with quarter ton orders. There was a long stream ol: householders early in the day, but before mid-afternoon all had been satisfied. >To New Coal In. Carl F. Sicmon, the local ad- ministrator, was in New York yes- terday afternoon and hist evening, (i.nd could not. be reached by The Telegram for a new statement 011 the situation. He stated yesterday that the coal shortage over the normal supply for the past month was tons. He reiterated his assertion of more than a week ago that the stringency in coal would continue through January and No report has as yet been re- cei.ved hero of the 24 carloads of so.ft coal that are somewhere on the Pennsylvania 'and Erie rail- road, bound for Bridgeport. The train has not yet reached the transfer point at Jersey City or Weohawken. Start Cutting AVood. A force of men will start work Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass., Jan. day home to visit his bride of three weeks cost William Aiidrolct, si private in the wagon com- pany ol' Hie ammunition train, three months at hard labor with a forfeiture of one-third of his pay during that period. He was married while on pass during Thanksgiving time and spent only a. few hours with his bride. Just before Christ- mas he decided to go to his home in Hartford to sec the young woman whom he had made" his wife three weeks before. He did not have a pass, so a charge of being ab- sent -without leave was made against him. The sentence was announced Tuesday aftcr.- nooii. No Appeal Till Exam Is Held Cry for Peace in Germany Yankee Advertising Metlw ods of Spreading Ameri- can Gospel of Freedom in Russia Has Effect on German People Who Parade Streets Shout- ing for War to Cease. American advertising.} methods throughout Russia, 4 resulted in the breaking off ofr; peace negotiations at Litovslc, and in crowds march- ing through the streets Berlin, Leipzig and Esserij shouting "We must have] according to reports received in Geneva, i land. It was also reported that' conferences were to but these reports all came from Berlin. Chairman George Creel of the Committee on Public Information admits educational work is being carried on extensively not only- in. Russia, but in enemy and neutral natio'n's. Order from Washington to Draft Registrants For- bids Taking Physical Disability Claims tO Ap- I Acros Drop Enlightenment. _ _ '__ I In Austria-Hungary aeroplanes pellate Board Until the Doctors Make Examina- tion. in. in. IN nit Jan. Four firemen were killed and four injured, prob- .iir.y I'aially curly to-day when the 01' a moving picture then I re Chk'.i.-o avenue, and Boavitl while they were BOSTON' CI.OSKS A XI) BAHS AT 10 I'. M. Boston, Jan. of business houses at 9 a. m..and clos- ing at 5 p. m. and closing theatres, bars and all places of recreation at 10 p. ni. is the drastic order for conservation of fuel by James J. Storrow, J'nel administrator for Xew Knglnnd, applicable through- out .Massachusetts. in, lighting the SHOOTS SWEETHEART. New York, Jan. Believing she was neglected by her sweet- heart of two years, Maria Leidy shot Traliie Policeman Joseph Ward, who is now in Bellcvue hos- pital with his index finecr shatter- ed, in court the case was put over I until Monday. C'f Washington. Jan. fuel adminisnraUori eamc in for sharp criticism in the House to-day in debate that preceded the of a 'biil authorizing departmc'iit to draw port to Congress establishing government fuel yards in Washington for the storage of coal to be purchased in the sum- mer at lower prices for use of gov- ernment departments. Representative Campbell Kansas, said people in New York, Washington and other cities are sufteiing and dying for lack of fuel because of the fuel administration's admonition to consumers last sum- mer to postpone buying government prices were Representative Illinois said the "coal operators are getting rich at the expense of the overburdened tax payers" and Rep- resentative T'oster of the same state, who was in charge of the bill, declared that if the govern- ment cannot control prices it should take over the mines. adoption the Interior plans and re- on the cost of of until after fixed. Madden of on Pag'c Six) Battle with Fire Saves 40 from Losing Homes Good water fire fighting is persons from day as the afternoon pressure and expert all that saved forty being homeless to- result of fire yesterday in a largo three story tenement house and business block at Grand street, caused by some one in a saloon on the first floor lighting a match RH the bar- tender started to light a gasoline torch which exploded when the. fumes causht tiro from the lighted match. Fire rapidly spread to a pool table and the walls of the sa- loon. Damage was estimated at about At o'clock yesterday after- noon the firemen were called out by an alarm being sounded from box 35H at the corner of Grand and Main streets, while some ex- cited individual pulled in a second alarm from box 82 at the corner of North Washington avenue and Hall street for the same lire. The three story building at 223 Grand s'.reet is owned by I'otcr Deminiaco and the upper stories are occupied by eight families. The lower part of the building is occu- pied by a saloon, a tailor a pool room. The at (Continued on Page 20) Says Labor Supply Ample for War Need Registrants who have claim- ed positions in Class 5G, on ac- count of physical disability and who have been placed in Class 1A by their local divi- sion boards will not be allow- ed to enter an appeal until aft- er physical examinations have been held. This order comes direct from Washington and will effectively eliminate all appeals of this nature which have already been made by registrants of this city. JVo Questionnaire Received. Any registrant of Bridgeport yho has not yet received a question- naire should report the fact im- mediately to his local division board. The lust questionn. ires were sent out yesterday, and by this time every draftee of this city should have one of the papers in his possession. During the next seven, days all filled out questionnaires must be returned to tho division boards. The papers have been coming in very rapidly up to the present time, but there are still a number delinquents on the lists of every board. The names'of these men will be turned over to the po- lice to-day, and immediate action will be taken by that department. Police Hound Up Delinquent.-. Up to1 the present time the po- lice have conducted a very ef- ficient campaign, in rounding up the late ones. A large number of delinquents have been brought be- fore their local boards to explain the reasons for their delay in re- turning1 their questionnaires. In many cases the case for delin- quency is that the registrants have failed to receive their question- naires. Not bothering- to investi- gate the matter, registrants have Jet matters take their own course until they found themselves in a serious position with the police on their trail. Failure of the regis- trant to notify his local board of a change of address is responsible are dropping advertising1, matter over enemy trenches to convince the soldiers that their battle will be a yain one should Germany ba victorious and place her iron heel upon Kmperor Charles' domain. Similar methods are being used oVer German and Bulgarian trenches. This country, for the first time since the war started.is actually "getting across" to enemy fig-liters the American position in the war, the dangers of a German made peace and the safety of a peace sponsored by this govern- ment. Germans Are Starving1. A despatch to the London Daily Express from Amsterdam says: "What was uncertain last year has now become a bitter reality. It can no' longer be denied that people are starving by the hun- dreds in Germany." This statement was made to- ay by a Dutchman who has just pent livo weeks traveling through jermany. Leaflets are in circulation all ver Germany, containing the fol- owing extract from a recently sup- resseij, number of Vorwarts: 0 Million "Many people are dying of sheer lunger.' Sixty million people are uffcrinjr. They -will not always cmaiu silent. Germany is on the of a catastrophe worse than -cussia's namely, a German defeat ind loss of the whole war." Any person found possessing a opy of the leaflet is liable to ar- and a heavy sentence of im- prisonment. Bud weather continues to prevail on most of the major battle fronts-. but nevertheless the heavy artillery, duels aro proceeding and at sev- eral points infantry Attacks proportions have, been car-. ied out. i Inns Kilter British Lines. The Germans in one of manoeuvres, which apparently was more of the nature of a raid tbaa in attack by large forces, entered British advanced posts north of the Ypres-Stadeii railway but later were forced out by a counter tack. On the famous St. Mihlel! salient southeast of Verdun, which: has described a sharp wedge in the battle line since the early days of the war, French troops shop, nad recall sounded Washington, Jan. is an ample supply of labor both for the army and for industry; tho problem is one of proper adjust- Secretary Wilson said to- day in discussing plans of the de- partment oT labor for mobilizing workers. Ho estimated that in the first year of the war tho army would take only about three per cent, of the country's workers, less than the number unemployed un- der normal conditions. "Most oi: the anxiety in this country, regarding tho labor ques- tion has been a reflex of Great Rritain's experiences in the war, Mr. Wilson said. situation is very nu- fcrent. Of course the draft will interfere with industry to some extent, but wo have. workers, of whom approximately 1 will be taken in tho first year of war, less than the normal number of unemployed. Our P'-oblcm, then, is one of readjust- ment to supply the demand for workers in those trades which are expanding rapidly, such as ship- building and munitions factories. Mr. Wilson was asked what op- position w.is expected from the unions to dilution of labor. "It" the apprentice rules of unions are adhered he re- plied, "it .doubtless will cause fric- tion as we attempt to introduce unskilled workers. That is one ot the questions which we will have to work, out." (Continued on Page 20) Oil Next to Be Under Control of U. S. Government Washington, Jan. gov- ernment is preparing to take con- trol of the oil supply, under the fuel administration. A mnu haf been selected to take charge and his name will be made public the announcement of ihe incut's decision. U is understood that the govern- ment's plan are not not fully ma- tured and will not bye until the new appointee, makes an invcsti- S'a.tion. .Licensing of tho oil in- dustry from the wells to the wholesaler is contemplated. with govern- New York, Jan. C. Bed- ford chairman of the board of dr rectors of the Standard Oil com pany of New Jersey and chairmai of the petroleum committee of llv. Council of National Defense sail to-nisht had heard nothing abou the plan of the government t< take control of the oil s-uppl.v under the fuel administration. Until he has been informed of ficially of the plan under contem paltion, he said he would with hold comment. (Continued on Page 20) Plays With Shots Boy May Lose Eye li'. the son of Mrs. Annie Ureenblatv of 7-M StiiluiDii street, may possibly lose his eye as the result of injuries that he sustained last evening when ho was looking into the business end of a shotgun, that formerly be- longed to his father, and gun accidentally exploded shooting a charge of buckshot into the boy's right: eye. According to the story told fo the hospital anthoi'ltics Oeor.s'a Cii-cenblatt had been playing with the shotgun ycstorda.v ul'ternooa when he, looked into the. bnsi'-c-s end of the barrel without f1r.sc ascertaining whether it was loaded. In some manner unknown at this time the gun exploded and- the I'.il George full in the face many small and painful wounds. Tho boy was ruxhcd to the Bridgeport hospital where it was reported hist evening that his con- dition was critical and he may lose the sight of this optic. i   

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