Bridgeport Telegram, January 12, 1918

Bridgeport Telegram

January 12, 1918

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Bridgeport Telegram, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1918, Bridgeport, Connecticut Largest Morning Circulation in Connecticut THE Snow---' See Bottom First Column VOL. LIV, NO. 83. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., SATURDAY MORN ING, JANUARY 12, .1918. TWENTY-TWO CENTS. DAILY PLANTS MAY CLOSE TO HELP Must Cut Coal for Munitions Even Plants Making Arms Must Curtail Fuel Con- sumption, Says Garfield May Shut Down One Day a Week. Washington, Jan. plants making munitions some and other war supplies may have to. curtail fuel consump- on during the next 60 days, Fuel Administrator Garfield said to-night in a statement assuring the public that every effort would be made to dis- tribute the available supply of coal where most needed and that no partiality would be shown any section. There can bo no possible general relief for at least 60 days and-with- in that time the situation may grow much worse than it is now, according to Dr. Garfield. All Must Save. "Every one must conserve and curtail the use of he de- clares. "While war plants and public utilities must be favored among- it is likely that they, too, -will feel the pinch. It (Continued 011 Page Six) Blackjack Each Other on Maiti St. Blackjacks flew and fast for few minutes early last even- ing when James Desante, of 87 Randall avenue. and Nicholas FeldoJnchi, of 371 Hamilton street, at the corner of Main and Cannon streets. Desante was arrested on a charge of as- tault and Feldainchi was booked o. a charge of an assault and iiiT'-inp concealed weapons. According to the police, Feld- ainchi, who is a jitney driver driver, nearly ran over Desante at the corner of Main and Golden Hill streets early last evening. Desante is said to have followed the jitney down Main street hurl- ing abusive language at Feldainchi and when the car reached the cor- ner of Cannon and Main streets, Desante leaped upon the running board of the jitney and struck at Feldainchi, who was driving. Reaching in back of his seat Feldainchi pulled out a blackjack and hit Desante. At this point both commenced to beat each other when the police interfered and arrested both. They will be arraigned in City court this forenoop. Tornado Sweeps South Taking Toll of Life and Property Washington, Jan. by wind, rain, sleet and snow, and with a tornado taking toll of life and property in parts of Southern Georgia and Alabama, the South to- night was in the grip of its worst storm of the winter. Only spasmodic wire communication was possible- with the larger cities and from them came reports that outlying districts, where the storm's fury apparently was- greatest, were completely cut off, Camp Wheeler, near Macon, Ga., where Georgia, Alabama and Florida national guarsdmen are training, was struck by a tornado late in the day. Meager reports that came through said one man had been killed and the corral of the 112th Infantry wrecked. This information was broiight to Macon by a taxicab driver, who left Camp Wheeler while the storm was raging. The same blow struck the state fair ground where a circus was wintering and animals there were reported on a rampage. Montgomery, Ala., reported that railway officials there had been advised that seven persons were killed and 25 in- jured by a tornado which virtually wrecked the little town of Cowarts, Ala. High winds prevailed throughout the South reports to the weather bureau here said and a cold wave had over- spread virtually all of that section with the thermometer down to freezing at Pensacola, Fla., where a temperature above zero was forecasted before morning. U. S. May Regulate Securities Government Likely to Dis- approve of Enterprises Unnecessary to War May Cut Building Pro- jects, Washington, Jan. tlations of the issue of prncti- ally all securities soon vill be proposed by the gov- ernment. Legislation now is >eing drafted by .administra- ion officials in conference with ncmbers of Congress authori- sing the treasury to license each individual security issue, and to refuse approval of en- terprises regarded as non-es- sential to the conduct of the war. The exercise of this function vfould be assigned to .the federal reserve board or some agency cre- ated by it, which also would pass on the priority of capital needs. As a collateral plan formation of a government corporation to ab- sorb any of the approved stock or WEATHER REPORT. Forecast: South Xew England: Snow or rain Saturday; Sunday snow and much colder with a cold wave. East New York: Snow north, snow or rain south portion BaVir- day; 'Sunday local snows, much colder Saturday night and Sunday with a cold wave. Tho storm that -was central Thursday nigrht over extreme south Texas is central to-night over ex- treme east Tennessee with a re- markable increase in intensity, the barometer at Knoxville reading 28.98 inches. To-night the result- ing rain and snow during- the lasi 24 hours covers the west Gull states and the entire district frorr the upper Mississippi valley and upper lake region eastward excep; New York, and New England There were heavy snows in the lower Ohio valley and heavy rainf with thunder storms in the eas Gulf states and west Georgia. It is much warmer in the- south Atlantic states and decidedly cold- er throughout the central valleys except in the upper Ohio and it the gulf states, with snow falling as far south as south Alabama. The weather in the -south wil oiear during Saturday with a :-evere cold wave and during Sat- u night freezing temperature l aching the coast during (lie an'! cold we.iihcr will ron- tii'iie Sunday. Storm warnings are di.spliiyi Bridgeport boys were punished, lili in Co. K and 17 in Co K Corporal 1'Yank Collcndcr will lost; two-thirds of bis pay for one month, Cook Gusty Timsack four days-' pay, and Corporal Michael J. Mauisco, two-thirds pay for one month. All three, Liridgcporters, and members of Co. 1C were re- duced to the ranks. Sixteen hundred and fifty men in the. depot brigade at Camp Dovens will be transferred next Monday (o various regiments, battalions anil trains in tho cantonment, ac- cording lo orders for the Tlith national army division issued to-day. Among otlieers here the an- nouncement is taken as meaning I hat the division as a. whole Is not likely to see foreign service in (lie near future and that instead it will be "IHling" division having various parts of its strength transferred from time to time, to supply the nee.ils of oilier units. Already from lo of the. select- men of (hi! division have been I abroad or to oilier divsions of 11m national army now in training in this country. II is pointed out that the. divi- sion cannot. ba built up to war strength with the, lirst draft quotas cvon with the transfers next Mon- day ami the. arrival of tho or fi.dno men of the fliuU 1C per cent, of the draft. ed sell Lenine is Ready to Make War Re-asserts that Unless Ger- many Accepts Bolshe- viki Proposals Hostili- ties Will Be Resumed. With fighting still at a low ebb on all the battle fronts the chief political nego- tiations between the Central Powers and the'absorbing point in interest in the world war. Chaotic in- deed is the situation surround- ing these negotiations, due "to the fact that nothing but con- tradictory reports of the pro- ceedings have come through for publication. That 'peace a grain has been dis- cussed at Brest-Litovsk seems ap- parent, controverting1 the previous reports that the pourparlers in this respect would not be continued by the Bolsheviki unless they were transferred to Stockholm. Between Germany and llussin. The. latest advices are to the ef- fect that the delegates of the Cen- tral powers have now declared withdrawn, so far as Russia's al- lies are concerned their peace pro- posals of December 25 of "no for- cible annexations or indemnities" which were conditional on Great Britain, France, the United States and other enemy powers partici- pating in the peace pourparlers. The refusal of these powers to be drawn into the Teutonic net of de- struction is siven as the reason for the Aiistro-German delegates re- canting. But Count Caernin the Austro- Hungarian foreign minister, told the Bolshevik: delegates that the door has not been closed to the Russians and that, the situation now had resolved itself into a ques- tion of a separate peace between Russia and the Central powers. The seeming- ultimatum of the rep- resentatives" of the- enemy powers was taken under advisement and the conference was adjourned. Ijctiiuc Is Obdurate. Nikolai Lenine, the Bolshevik premier, apparently is maintain- ing his previous attitude of un- willingness to concede any points to the enemy and has re-assorted that unless the Central Powers ac- cept the Bolshevik proposals the Holshcviki will declare war on them. Ho also has declared him- .sel fin favor of stopping demobi- lisation anil preparing fur war. The Ukraninian republic through its delo-gaic at the conference is declared' to have announced an independent attitude in the Hrest- Ijltovsk negotiations. Following the declaration of the indepen- dence of Ukraine comes the an- nouncement that a republic lias been formed in the territory of the Don Cossacks, in southeastern Russia, with General Kale.dines, loader of the Cossacks, as presi- dent. Lull in On the fighting fronts there is only slight activity except by the artilleries. Several trench raiding operations have, been carried out on the western front by the Kreneh in the. Argonno forest and Vosges mountain sectors in which Ger- man prisoners were taken. Not- withstanding the deep snow on the. northern Italian front the Italian guns have boon active near Cava- in the hill region, de- molishing Austro-derman trench- es and forcing the. enemy to evacuate them. The Italian ma- chine, gun.s worked havoc among the. enemy as they endeavored to retire, ........_.. No Trace of First Shipment Promise of Abundant Si plies Fail to Materialize to FaH Line; Effort Will Not Directed at Clubs. Inability to place railroad cars according to schedule hs brought about a delay shipment of the 500 carloads ojt bituminous coal each day New England, and no tra< has yet been received by Administrator Thomas Russell or Local tor Carl F. Siemon of the p6w? tion of the first daily that is Bridgeport's lot. Harry Walker, chairman of Ic'cal coal dealers' in Boston, where he conferred y< terday with New England F.ueSj Administrator James J. with reference to what Bridgeport' shall receiva from the 500-car shipments. Mr. could not be reached la'st nig-fa but it.w.ag stated that he w arrive in Bridgeport early to- No Coal Arrives. The pro'mise of abundant' plies of soft coal above and in. ad- dition to contractual obligation: has failed as yet to haA'e any Set g-ect upon the situation in Bridge port. Local Fuel Carl F. Siemon said last to his knowledge no coal came .intofe this city yesterday. Three have loaded at Jersey Cityi have started for laden. with anthracite. The situation in both hard and soft coal is now less acute, and much of the attention of the .lo- cal committee at the present is being devoted to fuel conserva- tic'n and coal substitutes, in anti- cipation of a renewal of conditions. Plans for reduction' of the business hours of theatres, sa- loons, and other places of amuse- ment, and a partial closing- t'f clubs in the city are being- settled.- Theaters to Act. The theater managers will meet this afternoon with Jlr. Siemon to: talk over the conservation prob- lem with tho administrator.." In- dications last nigni. were that as a result of the other theater men would fall, in line, and follow the example of the five pioneer houses, and elim- inate one performance a day. Robert A. Beers, of the .fuel committee, has taken in hand the work of seeking- co-operation from the clubs. Through his efforts, it is not unlikely that the other in- fluential clubs of the city will adopt a policy similar to that ef- fected by the Brooklawn which has decided to close through the rest of January, February and a part of March. At the office of the fuel tee yesterday, all applicants for- the quarter ton orders.for hard' coal were accommodated. Sixty tons in all were disposed of. committee lias issued instructional. that orders for coal cannot posstWIjjl be received after 12 o'clock day, because of the impossibility; of getting the orders after time properly sorted and delivered to the coal dealers. Is Koady. Wood Administrator T. J. Pardy -t (Continued on Pjvjre 12) May Reduce Number of; R.R.Employes "Washington, Jan. reduetic'n in the number of rail- road employes under government operation was touched upon to- day at the House Interstate merce committee's hearing on the administration's railway bill, Jul- ius Kruttschnitt. chairman of 'tha board, of the Southern Pacific. who said he spoke-for the .Ampfj- can Railway Association vpiced serious objection to any pruning of lists of employes on the ground that, it would seriously affect the ganisation of the lines and mean disarrangement when the proper- ties are turned back to their own- ers sifter the war. Chairman Sims asked about tKo feasibility of eliminating some-'of the solicitors employed by the roads- particularly those whose duties are to seek passenger busi- ness. Mr. Kruttsehnitt said tho men who solicit passenger business also look after freight and there- fore be did not believe, any con- siderable number of thorn could bo dispensed with. Some nf the 21 passenger tralYis running between Omaha and CW- easo, the witness thought, could bo. taken off and the men engaged on them given employment in fi-cuyM service. Ho was opposed, however, to any changes that wcuhl throw of ;

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