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   Bridgeport Telegram (Newspaper) - November 19, 1918, Bridgeport, Connecticut                               NEWS WHEN IT'S NEW IN THE TELEGRAM THE WEATHER RAIN AND COLDER See Bottom First Column VOL. L1V, NO. 42. fit CONN., TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER Subscription 12 cents a wc-ck 60 cents a month; for eix months: S-fi for one IS CENTS Officials Make No An- nouncement of Com- pliance with Armistice of Vessels to Be Taken Show Ger- many Is to Be Stripped of Naval Strength Loses Half of Her Most Modern Dreadnoughts. WASHINGTON, Nov. There was no announcement here -today regarding the de- livery of the fleet of battle- ships, battle cruisers and light cruisers which Germany was required under the terms of the armistice to surrender today to the associated nations. _ Nor Was there any information as to the names of the ports at which the vessels were to be interned. There was much speculation as to the final disposition of the ships, but, in the absence of any official information, many officers thought this mat- ter would be left until the peace conference meets. The armistice provided that the Vessels were to be disarmed 'before they left Germany and that they were to be interned at neutral or allied ports as the associated governments might direct, 'with only caretakers on board. Publication of the names of the battleships and cruisers which designated by the associated governments for, delivery reveals j that Germany is stripped of a" least half of the fleet of dread- noughts which it had in commis- sion or building when the war be- gan, and .of virtually all of its bat- tle cruisers. The dreadnoughts Kronprinz 'Grosser Kurfurst, graf and Konig are of the same j type, each 58 J feet long and of (foO tons. They were designed for a speed of 23 knots and had just been completed when the war opened. They were armed with ten 12-inch and fourteen 5.9 inch The Prinzregent Luitpold. Ko- nig Albert, Kaiserin, Kaiser, and Friedrich Der Grosse were com- pleted in 1915 and are 564 feet long, with a speed of 21 Knots and AMSTERDAM, of a ]r..idrecl regiments meeting nt Berlin .have demanded the immediate convocation of a national assembly, ac- cording to achdees from that city. The independent Socialists have issued a proclamation glorifying the revolution. It says: "Politicians who agreed to the disgraceful Brest- Litosvsk treaty cannot complain if the Entente treats them similarly." It appeals to' the Socialists of foreign countries not to allow their brothers to be oppressed. WASHINGTON, Nov. of the 26th (New England) -and 43nd- (-Rainbow) divisions in the third'Ameri- can army, the "army of occupation" as 'announced in cable despatches, will not materially .postpone the return of those organizations to this country in the opinion of army oQicials. [t is believed here that the composition of the force to occupy territory evacuated by the enemy is temporary, and will not affect plans of the war department to bring home soon American divisions which have seen long service abroad. RSlv AI Ur tlihmiL Conn. Requires ?re Hard M-T? rs Are Told Civilians Greet by 38th Regiment Band. PARIS, Nov. is officially announced that French troops, led General Petaui will enter Metss tomorrow. Subsequently General Castelnau and General Maugin will follow with their armies. The entry into Strassbiirg Avliich will be headed by Marshal Foch, will take place next Sunday and Monday. Hembers to Go Honi Pending Session which Oioens December 2. in October 800.000 Tons, State. Short WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY OF OCCUPATION, Nov. IS; G p. m. (.By the Associated can troops entered Briey, the heart of Lothring'ian iron fields, at 11 o'clock this morning. There were arches across the main street ai (he town was bedecked with flags. Fifteen hundred greeted the troops, Aftcn a welcome by the Briey the 3Sth infantry band oi! the third di- vision gave a concert; then the Americans lunched from rolling kitchens, a large number of released Russians also being fed. Outwardly Briey showed few In- dications of the war, the buildings being intact, but there were'Ger- man signs everywhere, pointing in the direction of ammunition dumps, and the various headquar- ters. On a decorated arch under which the Americans passed was a home made American flag four feet in length flanked by the French colors. The flag, which had been made by throe French girls, had eleven stars and seven red and white-stripes. Before the war the population of Briey numbered about Civilians employed in the mines by the Germans were paid from four to six francs a day.- -The people'of 'Briey did not have any particular complaints to make of the treat- ment by the Germans during the last two years, but for the first two years they had different stones to tell of. the brutalities they suffered. The Germans abandoned a large number of trucks and portable dynamos in Briey. owing- to their haste to withdraw their troops. Smoke streaming from the chim- neys of many mines greeted the ad- vancing Americans early this morn- ing, for a number of the mines wore in actual operation and there were fires under the boilers in oth- er mines so as to keep the pumps ing. Several mines had been flooded' by seepage, having been irlle for two or three years. The Germans had removed the machin- ery for other purposes. Most of the mines had been op- erated until last week, when the (Continued on Page Two) (Contimicrt on Page Two) Antwerp Rejoices On Third Day of Re-won Freedom WASHINGTON, journment of the Nov. Ad- present session PHILADELPHIA, Nov. meeting of stale fuel administrators and anlhracite coal operators was held here today to bring about a larger distribution ol: hard coal in certain stales. Dissatisfaction was >sed wil-h the present amount nf Congress next Thursday was ar- cxiirnssof Kt' r. in no f n ri rl n Aniony the st.atey _ rep resented South (Dakota, .Minnesota, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Connecticut Others at Belgian Troops Enter Immed- iately upon Departure of German Forces. Republican leaders of the Sennle and House. This will enable mem- bers to secure travel mileage al- lowances and also will prevent the I present session which began last i iJcrcmber 3 from merging the 'third and final session of Hits, the j .Sixty-fifth Congress, which will open December '1, Ending of !ho present session ANTWERP, Belgium, Sunday. Nov. 17. (By The Associated Antwerp is celebrating ;ls third day of freedom from the Germans. The city is gaily no- decked with entente flags. Thousands of residents u re crowding the boulevards and Cheering the allied soldiers. The Germans left the city on Friday without any untoward incident and Belgian troops entered immolate- LONDON, Nov. ]S. British and Russian forces on Sunday rcoc'.-u- pied the Russian seaport of Baku the west coast of the Caspian sea. says an oiiicial statement is- sued this evening by the war of- fice.The allied forces were given an excellent reception, especially by the poorer classes. The Turks. before cvactuating the jort, looted it. WEATHER Kli'I'OKT. WASHINGTON. Nov. York: Rain and colder Tues- day: Wednesday fair. South New JSnginnd; Rain and colder Tuesday: fair. DAJL1' ALMANAC. Sun vises 'i- gini sets.............. p.m. water P- jj0Tv in. Moon rises y. m. IJula v.-are, Now .'Jersey, ami New 'Hampshire. tho meeting included J. D. A. -Mor- row, director uf distribution of Iho riiitcd States Fuel administration and .I. .U. Dic'kson, New X'.ork; and J. Hichards, who f.-'institute tho anthracite commiiluu the National Fuel adnjinistra- lion. It explained by anthracite Thursday was, agreed upon after i tnru Qclobcr prodne- the Senate finance committee had j ,joll .-iijout SUU.OOU tons short decided that, it could not report SLimo month last year which the revised six billion dollar reven- ue bill before the dnte for the bo- sinnins of the new session, dispopidcn by the Sona'o today of the 'time" Prnhibilio'i bill, which to the frrsidenl i Tliursday formal bv Marshall ana I Spcnkor Clark, iho most business of the session corn- affected the distribution in all js'ates. This loss in output, it was was due lo the inllucnza diinif: and oilier rauses. The opo- ralors explained the .situation to UMJ state iniiriinistraiors and -'.stioiis were offered a greater sunply ci-iiiuiiunities before :-L-IS in. looking ly of cun' severe wesith- Midnight Vendor Gets "Rise" from Government Man Lane Uses Pistol to vincc Stranger of Refusal to Buy. The peaceful slumbers of Oe- nailnicnt of .Justice Chrn-ios 'Lane, at his home a.t Lordship .Manor were disturbed at rnlr'nicrht. Sunday niyht by a mar. who pounded on his door Insisted that he cor.id ;.n American flag (here. Other h avisos i" the neigh- borhood >vere disturbed and one man s-ro excited I hat he dis- ch.irssti a ;iis'.ol from' his window ;xl the. man. After wandering atioui tf.c lor a time the man off. YeKtci-driv morning .VI r. Lulled up Ilio .Stratford police .-iivi 'j'jl'.l thorn of the cii cnrastancc but l.he.-e was no chanco of appre- hending l.ho man as he wn's not known. uota Total of Announced at Banquet Last Night at Stratfield, with Industrial Division De- pended upon for Compli- mented by Chairman W. T. Hincks. With a grand total of Bridgeport ended the sixth day of its United War Work campaign last night and will continue the drive as far as the industrial division is concerned until it goes "over the top." Enough is in sight to place the city over its quota but it may be a few days before all the fac- tories report the subscriptions of their employes. There will be no more campaign, luncheons taut the teams will con- tinue to work on the cards of pros- pects for a number of clays. The 'amount oi' subscriptions reported at the .dinner for workers last night by the. teams was Considering- the adverse circum- stances under which the drive had to labor, it was believed that the city did well to even come within sight of its goal on the sixth day and not have to extend its form- al canvass to Wednesday night, the extension time set by the national committee. At the end of the meeting- last night William T. Hincks, execu- tive, chairman of the drive, compli- mented the various executives and chairmen on the faithful manner in which they had worked. He commended Isaac Moss, chairman of the publicity committee, for the vertility of his publicity ideas which had clone much to make the campaign a success. He pointed vo E. F. VonWet'berg, chairman of the industrial'division, and his aides, A. B. Lavery and S-.imnor Simpson, as men who had labored hard among the factories for the (Continued on Page Two) New Solf Appeal Addressed to All Entente Nations Asks for Elucidation "in Mollifying Sense" of Arm- istice Terms. LONDON, Nov. IS. (By The As- sociated long- wireless despatch signed by Dr. Solf, the German foreign secretary, ad- dressed to the American, "British, French and Italian, gover intents, has been picked up here. The despatch asks for elucida- tion, "in a mollifying sense" of the conditions of the ..u-mistice con- cerning1 the left bank of ;be Rhine, without, which "we shall inevitably advance toward more or less bolsehvist conditions which might become dangerous to neigh- taor states." Will Announce names Of Delegates Soon i i WASHINGTON, Nov. Wilson will attend the opening sessions of the peace confer- ence. This was announced tonight officially. He will go immediately after the convening of the regular session of Congress on December 2. This official statement was issued at the White House: The White House announcement follows: "The President expects to sail for France immediately after the opening of the regular ses- sion of Congress for the purpose of taking part in the discussion and settlement of the main fea- tures of the treaty of peace. It is not likely it. will be possible for him to remain throughout the ses- sion of the formal conference but his pre- sence at the outset is necessary in order to obviate the manifest disadvantages of discussion by cable in determining the great outlines of the treaty about which he must necessarily be consulted. He will of courses-be accompanied by delegates who will sit as the representatives of the United States throughout ,the conference. "The names of the delegates will be present- ly announced." How long the President will remain abroad he himsell probably cannot say now, The time for convening the peace conference has not yet been announced, but the general belief here is that it cannot be assembled before late in December at the earliest. If. such proves to be the case, the President will be absent from the country.for at least a month and probably longer. What plans the President may have for his trip other than to attend the opening of the peace conference and to participate in the discussions annong the representatives of the associated nations which will precede it, have not been revealed. He un- doubtedly will be accompanied by Mrs. Wilson and it is pected here that besides visiting where the -oeace con- gress probably will be held, he will go to London and possibly to Brussels and Rome. Mr. Wilson is expected to receive abroad a reception suchi as has been accorded but few men in public life. He will be welcomed rtot only as the President of the United States arid the comrnander-in-chief of its army and navy, but also as the champion of world democracy. i i S. Unpatriotic Sign By Suffragists Stirs New Haven 'Germany More Demccr Thar, Women' Poster Says. U'hilc is :id join iii'il tin.'! ii'.'i> corn m it I oe v.'ill con- tinue revision nt' the iv1. rn no bil! in accord with rclary TMoAdoo Illinois f ram in-' appropriation bill-1. ?iiu pa rt mont ost i rn.-if o.s od with thr> l'.i-0 de- wi-rr nrepar- Ibc war in sharp proprialions co n g rossi o n a I Thfi HollP- commit w lipg-in hearings fd'Jctions in the lea d tho lo' on executive and .-judiciary bi 1hc naval coin mil I PC will work nt the smne lime uaval appropriation i-Mary Damn's has r" to 1hat M'.l OO.Od0.000. but ii Dint this nnionnt will down sharply. As virttialiv no furlh'M- bii. i louses adjourned to day Thursday. IS .sub- row t.i ivo I whilo on the iv i oil i.ill   vpofl I'd lie pared .Mas.--.. Nov. re- turn nf .soldiers from Camp Dc-'ens lo ci.-ilian pursuits will begin tho end of this wools v.-h.oi! men from the I." 1 .-t depot brigade will bo sent to then- homes. Orders WI-M'O rc- I'l-r, in this olYfri i'ruin Tim brisri'l Ill On, rnllsisl il- and dui.-ed II i, L-t.ii now. until i) to fi bo strength and Class A men from ihe depot brigade und d'-'VclorjniL-iit battalions are to be iriireferred for this purpose. ..r- ran tremors Is are being1 made with railroads to prevent traffic conges- lion. All men who voluntarily enlisted will be discharged the excep- ci.Mi-ists of 10.- jinn of inun who arc in any way ilalion.s (.onncctod v.-irh telegraph or ''c'- work. Tli'i lirst, sin-- Hlicers who are relieved of com- aitaliuns by tho dcmobilixat ion of tli.'ir- units will report to tho od- i general at VVaahington for bi-oiight up tu orders. NEW HAVEN, Nov. large boaririg the caption "Ger- many more clemocn.ulc than America" hung (or more than six hours today in the window of the local woman sniirLige headquarters in the- center of t.his city and at- tracted .lie attention of the eity and federal The body of the poster referred to I lie ruccn. message sent to this country by l-.o women o( Germany in which the pliriiSfs are all free voters jf a. I'toe republic" was used, and con- tained appeal for the federal s. n IT r a g e a m e n (1 m e n t. After numerous complaints were received by telephone at police heatlQuar-ters and at newspaper olticcs, Mayor David E. Fitzgerald said he would investigate. Tonight a police sergeant went to the suf- frage, head'i nailers to confiscate the poster, but found the sufllr.ag- ist.s holding a "meeting there while (he upper portions of the poster had boon removed from' the win- dow. At the office of the depart- ment of Jus-ice hero it was stated that !.hcv heard of the poster, but had no statement to make at'pres- ent Alms to Preserve Govern- ment Monopoly after Demobilization to Re- tain Benefits of Vast Work' Done So in Army at Home Are Trained Fliers, with More Overseas. Shares of Lace Firm Stock Put at Auction Aiien Property Custodian An- nounces Sale to Be Held Here Dec. 18. WASHINGTON, Nov. 18. of the army air service presents a separate problem on which war depart- ment officials now are at work. How it is to be accomplished so that the aircraft manufac- turing industry, now a govern- ment monoply can be preserv- ed has not been disclosed but it is possible to state authorita- tively some of the, considera- tions that will govern demobil- ization plans. Secretary Baiter is known 10 re- gard the air service as the tielcl of military enterprise in which the greatest developments are to be pected. 'For that reason f.hc army program to he laid before Congress probably will -how ommendfii ions for con.inning the aviation branches on a .scale dis- proportionate to the other arms of the scrvico. Rvory effort :r, (CoiUiiiucil on t'ug-c H) Alien property custodian A. Mitchell Palmer has given notice t.hat shares of the capital stock of the international Textile, Inc., which were seined more than six months ago will be sold at pub- lic auction at the main ot'tice of the concern on December IS. I'.I'he International plant wa.s first owned by Alb. and E. Henkols. About the time tbft the alien cus- todian started seizing German o -ncd plants throughout the United States a change was made and cards were sent broadcast to the effect that the company had been re-organised and that it was American owned. James A. Man- was listed as pres- ident of the concern. Albert Philips who was treasurer of the old concern was retained in the same capacity while William J, Lloyd was made secretary. Olficials- of the newly organised firm stated that the company was owned by local and state interests Soon after a published account of the transactions made the property was seized by the govern, mont otllcials. The International Textile. Inc., was organized and exists under the laws of the State of Connecticut. Apply Now to Retain 1918 Auto Number Persons wishing to retain thoir present automobile numbers for 1910 should, forward their cations properly tilled out to t ho Hartford office of: the Motor Ve- hicle department before Deccmbir 1. accompanied by check or mc'noy order. Applii-ations received at !h" Ifartl'ord otllcc after leccmbor 1 will reeeivQ the markers in iv.i- morical order. No number he reserved at I he. o1' N'ew Ilaveti oilires and n.i m mutter handled at these olllccs. Tn visiting Europe. ;.liu President will establish two precedents Hfl' will be the lirst chief executive ol! the United States lo participate in a peace- conference for rhc settling- of issues growing out of a w.ir fu which this country purfuiiDAtod and likewise he will bo the first President to leave North America'' during his term of office. Vn reaching his decision (o at- tend the peace conference, Presi- dent Wilson is understood to have been largelv bv repre- sentations from Premiers Lloyd- George of England and Clemen- of France, and other states- men of the entente countries. Tha. principles nnrt terms of settle- ments enunciated by the Presi- dent have been accepted by both the associated nations and the centra! powers as the basis upon which peace is to be reestablish- ed and it is understood that it 13 for the working out of the appli- cation of these principles that hil presence is so earnestly debued' by tho- allied stal.-is.iien. Since the President is to sail for> France carlv next ft seems certain that ho will reach Ptns several weeks before the peaco congress assembles. His purpose is believed here to he to partici- pnto in flip conference now pro- eroding at. V'crsailos as the prelim- inary to tho mjet'mg of the penca commissioners. Ho thus will haver the opportunity to disorrrrgo in persm for th" lirst time the duties of his momhership in tho sup ome wnr roti'-icil ;n whirl-i he rc'prosontpfl bv Coloi'.el K. M. House. Tn tho E--cneral view here fhQ sessions of the- Snp.roi'iO VVap. Council, which v.-ilt hring together tho pi-.tento premiors .with resentn tivos of the States, are of inmortanee for in :1lt proba-iilitv it will be n! those sos- sjons th.it the s-ener.-ii program wliiV-h is to sjovor'i (hr- peooo con- will aj-rariffpil. The pvpsidont nttCTXl sessions ih ooi'-gress ,-it wh'ch (lie V'nard vu'ineiplcs of the- trpntv will li.-> selllod, hut ho will nit remain th.e delniled nnd settle- ments ef various nnpslions. Til's will i.' ni'ssioiu-rs Me rep'-esent the 11 v oarrvinq: r-oi'i-am of h, T o: 
                            

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