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VOL. LXIV NO. 92
NORWICH, CONN rjTURDAY, APRIL 15, 1922
12 PAGES 96 COLUMNS
PRICE TWO CENTS
ORE SAMGU1NE OF RESULTS
AT ll HE GENOA CONFERENCE
' t ;
Pessimism LVspelled by Fact
gates Harm Broken Bread Together at ths Residence of
Llcyd Gel rge Allies Are Firm in Their Contention
That Rus !a First Must Recognize Debts of the Czarist
Government Before Soviet Claims Against the Allies
Can Be Ditertained.
Genoa. April 14 (S y the A. P The
t h- l delegate aj nd tho repw-senta-t:ves
of Franc- to t1 economic, confer
ence brnke brei.1 ton -ther today at the
re1denep of I'remier Liuyd George, and
'here brn nn ai. rec'.able rise as a
C"n.0u-iie In the t-xi 'ectetlnn'j that the
cnnferenc mar haw jfood results, even
in t.ie nrt pfs!mb.o quarter here.
The occasion for tH mnetjiiir of the
a-i let end French deCegatcs tabie wa
c einf-rrnee w!-!ch .began ijt 1(1.30 o'--:cvck
thin raorrhj and lasted, throughout
the tar. '.n which French, Iiiissian, Itel
t.an. Ital'an and British representatives
r-nrtlelnated am! duria whicl-. Mr. Lloyd
O-r-r :n !ti all of t-Jiem t luncheon.
T'v. mer-tlng wa c;tllrd h,v Mr. Lloyd
Ceo-ff ftr a friscusin of the Russian
riri-hm. itK. tin- purrinse r" clearing up
uncertain point In the Lo don experts'
report before the Russians present their
.sia! replr to It.
Th'ii carry:tiE vital part of
tv huslne conference into such an In
frnial Eatherirg, where personal contact
" r P'wth'.y remove inuiiti of the il'il-m-niiy
that has brn iB-a-dayed in the
Mr-;:,: a:on. Van creaieil a genera!
feeling In conference eire tliat u cm
rrom.e mav he arranged on the Russ'an
f,rnsten which will affortl a satisfactory
ar-irking basli for tho iwonmrviction of
T.:e teynntc of the Ajl2ed position at
he cnferrh-e fwiay war that Hupsia
"i-x? must nat'.'fy past plexites before oh
(a'n'rr any co-icessions for the future,
la ier rftHi, Russia must recognize
in rl-bt of the riarist nrovernment bc-f--e
foviot cairns against the allies can
Tmirrnw me-rning the experts
"our initmc nw Ar.". wbo were prcse
' tia rn-et nr. acu a will taihe.r a
M T.iojd rii-c-ce'y villa, and in the af-
ternoori they probably will be ioined br
ti principal tjeleeatn of the five court
".re.. Germany ha not been asked tf
tcJ thev private conferences, at shje
not a party to the makine of t!t:
lndon einerts- report. The straiehten
Itit out r.f tl' moot points in the report
rtil be effected at informal meetings l1
ore Ciermany Is called in. It hal been
:.tetrd tli.it Russia would make her ne-
n T to the report of the experts tomorrorvj tlon. A French spokesman today ridl
i.ut ti. repiy now has been postponed c"led ,1,la ramo being unworthy of
r.H-finireiy . I Mr. Lloyd George and Great Britain. He
T'.ie Kusin. haTusefl a statemfnft
to h c'.ru.a'ed through M. RakovaKJ-,
'. e I'krainian premier, am. other de
Crftes. to the effect that Russia alrefjiy
ytKt enacted laws and made court Te
''rnr.s and regulations affecting foreljrn
rr reoidlnr in Russia which meet wil.ny
o f:he criticisms of the London experts'
report regarding the soviet government
i-d that they also have expressed awlll
Ingnejis to acknowledge pre-war debts
:id a gnlfted their purnose to erase their
:'a:ma against the allies arising ! from
U. operations of the Wrangei, Daniken
pROHmiTrOX XAVT OPEK8
WAir.WE ON BUM RUNNERS
Xw York. April 14. Tho firs! shot of
tho new prohibition navy of Uficie Sam
ra been fired In the war against liquor
Tho little Mehalato. former rtuhmarine
chaser. eamed Into port totrigltt to an
r.oimce that the first shot fireid last night
when she encountered a supposed rum
runner five mil'-s off. the NJew York
ahores. Jt was only a blank s!ot. but It
hA tho desired effect, for tho auspected
craft j iii.-k!y doused all Ugh, showed
her stern, and sailed speedily In the di
rection of the Bahama. The Mehalatos
f-iilowe-I tlie myt'-Tious craft for three
hi-ir b:;t gave up the pursuit with the
appearance of rough Keaa,
T'e Mehalatos. vith i.aptatrt !twarrt
if. Www! !n command, and a ruporter of
t.e New York Wurld aloard. wis on her
f rrt vovaj'- as n vssel of. the prohibition
nsvr. It was rtuk when the mystery
c-a't was sighted. Every ligltt on tho
s'lbmartn- chaser was ext;rtniished.
Thev drew rl"" and fsptain Wessels
haiied ;!;e s'rseee boat, receiving the re
Tertee t'.-.at .he was bund to Canada
f-nm the Pahamas. In answer 'o his
tU'ry as to what they had aboard came
,e ur!vrp!y "fome over and see," and
ie stra:ig-r. a two-masted pow-er boat of
toi . e her engines goiing nnd turn-
It wait then that f'aptain Vessels fired
the hj".t-!ess si'nt that marked the
ire"';'e t f al v arfare uy America's
rrtl.nK ii.e of nraiMAX
rtfElt MARKS Is A SH1NPLS
G-naa, April 1" (Bv the A. V ). "The
l-m-nti w;ndie in histo-y Is being per-ii.-iratel
tlmmci tho sale abroad of Ger
man pafer marks and mark secur ties to
nie-t mirRti.n n.'mands." said Profes
sor Cuns-li, a distinguished Swedish
"I t'ltr.k North and South America."
rrofei-r ("asse!! added, "should know
how d:i.ns ' this system. When
Kranee l.t;siin noon immediate payment
?im Gerniaa government can only raise
rro.iey iiy issuing more paper marks and
market ng more mark Becurltiea held
ahT'ari. In other words, foreign invest
ors, larg-eiy in North and South America,
reai'y arv making the reparations pay
nien'.a on t'.-e theory that tbtjr are buy
lit :nve.itinit,l. If this system con
tinues, the iWman mark wIU fall to a
point wlicr it win be virtually as bad as
Aoatrian anu l olish money, and nobody
atru4 will toura it."
TEAt EEC INOt I T FAMILIAR
WITH UI3 tilBL ririLS
A:-ury Park. N. J., April 1 1. A. A.
ltson. lucal high ischool teacher charged
Mi teing unduly familiar with girl
pupils, was found guilty and ordered re
ni..v.d at a meeting ji.f the school board
here tor.itrlil. Tha discussion was given
threa hours and a score of witnesses
wero heard. The final vote was 3 to 2
for r-nio al
Wnilo Witsoa was deciarej guilty of
tnit!t untiecumiog a teacher, the board
Id anaouncement stated it did not find
1'ist his conduct involved Immoral pur
p or lutnt.
l.iliow.ag tbe me-itinir. Wltson's coun
sel. A. J. C. Stokes, of Freehold, charac-
tr:fl the aocusatlon axd suspension as
"a frame-up." The case will be taken,
t a t---. Ui lhA 3lifrheBt. ikouxi of Xii stolA.
That Soviet and French Dele
and Yudcnitch armies against the soviet I
reglmo if the nllled war claims against
Russia are wiped out.
During the day in conference circles
the position of Germany was widely
discussed and also the' attitude of France
townrd tho conference In general, French
spokesmen asserted that France would
heartily loin in the discussion of sugges
tions which wouM be helpful to Ger
many's restoration, and especially look
ing toward the raising of loans for her.
It was declared, h'wver, that questions
touching on a postprmement of a reduc
tion in the German reparations payments
must be left to the? reparations commis
sion. A communication issued from French
sources during t'jra day had as Its aim
tho exploding of the. recent contentions
of the Russians that their budget is in
a healthy condition, The statement said
that in Xoverniier last the Russian bud
get balanced, except for 200,000,000 gold
rubles. Thisi deficit, was met by printing
46.onn.P0O.0Ofi rubles in paper money,
an dafter tfia the Russian finance com
missary, srill, according to the French,
made a statement that the deficit was
really- S0 000. 000 gold rubles and at the
end of January. 1922, the situation was
so l.pnrfess that the soviet government
decided, to lay the budget aside altogeth
er. ' '
VflHlij economics Is the order of the
daf .In Genoa, there are indications that
itiif imational policies occupy the minds of
frlh statesmen, big and small, in the cor
rAior.; and ante rooms. A favorite sub
let for discussion is speculation as to
Ihe ral program of. Mr. Lloyd George.
,Tl- rarely is seen In public, hut is de
scribed as working laboriously a.t the Vil
la Pe Albertls at Albaro. Some of the
gossip attributes to him a great plan af
fecting Great Rrltain, and Rurope gen
erally, which he has not yet divulged.
0her gossip is to the effect that Mr.
I.lip-d Georgo wishes to prove that failure
to discuss German reparations, which ly
it vital issue.-U entirely due to an insist
ent veto placed upon the question by
JYance ; that he wants to return to Eng
land In a position to prove to his fellow
countrymen that France alone is respon
sible for the undesirable German situa
declared mat ine tirnisn prime minister
was loyally supporting tne renen
standpoint that reparations, aa such,
should not be discussed at Genoa.
Among other unconfirmed reports In
circulation Is one that Great Britain,
following the conclusion of the accord
in March between Poland, Esthonla, Let
via and soviet Russia, made a loan of
pounds sterling 10,000.000 to Poland.
This report is said to have been circu
lated flth the Idea of creating the Impres
sion that Great Britain is seeking to sup
plant French Influence In Poland.
CONFERENCES OF BITUMINOUS
COAL MIXERS AND OPERATORS
Washington, April 14. Upon leaving
the White House after a conference with
President Hardhig today. Attorney Gen
eral Daugherty Bald he had gained an
impression that "preliminary and local
conferences' were now going on between
local unions of coal miners and the op
orators in bituminous fields. He Inti
mated that this Impression had been
gained from contact which he, had with
different parties on his recent trip to In
dianapolis. The visit there was occasion
ed by his desire to get in touch with legal
aspects of the government's prosecutions
aimed at miners' union officials and coal
operators charged with violating anti
White House officials later discussed
briefly Ue coal situation and intimated
that the government might In the future
have proposals to submit to the conflict
President Harding and his administra
tion at this moment, it was added, had
no Bertous apprehensions about the sit
uation, It was pointed out that the price
of coal had not advanced and that the
temper of all parties had not been irri
tated. The president still heid to the
opinion, it was declared, that the admin
Ut rutio? wouiid on'.y intervene in case the
situation developed into an emergency
tlirttitening the welfare of the people.
ONhY j GUARDSMEN "LEFT ,
ON DUTY AT PAWTUCKET
Providence, R. I., April 14. All na
tional guard' troops except a detail of
twenly-Hve men left to look after the
handling and shipment of quartermaster
stores and supplies were withdrawn from
strike duty in Pawtucket today and de
mobilized by order of Governor San
Departure pf the troops marked the
close of neariy eight weeks of military
occupation of the city which began Feb
21 following a fatal riot at the Jenckcs
Spinning company's plant.
With the demobilization of the guards
men responsibility, for the maintenance
of order In the city reverted to the Paw
tucket poiioe department, which the cits
council has ordered strengthened by the
appointment of fifty more patrolmen, "for
the duration of the stride."
Troops stiil remain in two villages of
the Paw-tucket cailey, at the . opposite
end of the state, one troop of cavalry be
ing divided between Pontiac and Cromp-ton,-where
textile plants are trying to
operate in a few departments
EMPTYING 3,200 BOTTLES OF
HOME UBliH' INTO BATH XUB
Omaha, Neb., Anril 14. Roy Mahoney
today began eni-ptying into a bath tub 3 -200
tottles of home brewed beer without
touching a drop, In conformity with a sen
tence imposed by Police Judge Waipplck
when Mahoney was arraigned on a charge
of Intoxication and . was unable to pay a
After explaining that 3,200 bottles of li
quor had been seized ' at another man's
home recently, Judge Wappick stassea
sentence on Mahoney as follows ;
"It shall be your punishment to empty
each and every bottle, separately' into a
bath tub. The plug must be inserted, and
when the tub is lull you may let the beer
flow down tbe drain. Under no circum
stances shall you touch a drop of the brew
but shall pour and pour and pour until all
A AOlioa airrfaia aiAAo fcjp.
British Soldier and flirt Wounded
London, April 14. A Central News
despatch from Dublin reports that a Brit
ish soldier and a girl were wounded today
during an cui'tJbreak of indiscriminate fir
ing. . : '
Increase of Guards In Dublin.
Dublin, April 14 The provisional gov
ernment has increased greatly the num
ber of armed guards at Its seat of gov
ernment, tho College of Science. Rein
forcements also have been assigned to
guard other places open to attack, as
well as the telephone and telegraph sys
tems. National Agitation In Tunis,
Tarls, April 14. The nationalist agi
tation in Tunis on the eve of the visit
of President Milierand la attracing con
sidreable attention. The communists
have joined the nationalists, but it is said
in official circles that the number of per
sons engaged in agitation does not ex
ceed five or lx hunureu.
ARMED MEN SEIZED I'OL'U
CUL UTS UlllUINi; IN DUBLIN
Dublin, Ajirll 14. (fcy the A, P.)
Early this morning tne biggest couy yet
affected by the anti-treaty .tarty was car-,
ried out. Some 300 armed men, march
ing in two forces, seized the l-'our Courts
building, formerly the ,seat of tha National
Court of Justice, and the Four Courts ho
tel nearjy. Mo opposition was encounter
ed. Two or three constables on duty w:re
arrested, but were liberated later.
Guests at the hotel were rejected and
the two buildings were fortified, passers y
being pressed into service fiilinii sand bajj.j
and piling up stacks of books and docu
ments. The seizure was reminiscent of Eastet
week, 1916, when the same buildings wore
besieged and similarly fortified.
Great alarm was caused In Dublin when
the oients of the early morning became
known, lasting until the explanation w is
vouchsafed by the anti-treaty men that
the buildings had been taken bucause they
were more fitted for their headquarters
than the present headquarters in Rutland
This explanation, however, failed to re
asure many people, who are. apprehensive
that the adjournment of yesterday's
paee conference may prove significant es
pecially as it is alleged that the independ
ents gave no guarantee that acts of vio
lence would be avoided.
Commandant O'Connor reiterated to
night his assurance that there would be
no revolution ; that the only reason' for the
seizures was that the Rutland square
premises were too small for headquarters.
Four hundied men occupied the seizea
buildings tonight, many of them having
arrived, in the course of the day trom i.ie
country districts in cars and lorries.
A van load of bread was seized in tne
street for the use of the occupants.
The nrovisional and British military
authorities in Dublin Castle were notmea
of the seizure, btol mj to 'tonight no action
had heen taken.
The renutilicans sometime ago adoptoa
the policy of preventinpc any but repub
lican courts from operating, though by a
proclamation of the provisional govern
ment the old King's courts were director
to function equally with . the., republiciri
courts. County court judges we'r turn"d
out of their coiurts in several of the Irish
counties by men acting under the execu
tive council of the dissident republican;
army, but the high courts continued to
function in Dublin without disturbance.
It was finally determined by the repub
licans to prevent the high courts from
holding sessions, nad accordingly, the For r
Courts building was seized early this
morning. The occupation of the buildin
was 'made easy, according to the Dublin
Mail, by a clevei ruse. A small party of.
raiders clinvbed kjie railinsrs. They dis
tracted the attention of' the police on guard
but suddenly presented revolvers and com
pelled the police to raise their hands.
Then a larger body of men appeared from
the rear, took the keys from the police
guard and opened the gates to admit the
The fortifying of the building was donc
completely in the often. Forty men who
were told off retired to the courtyard op
posite Bridewell prison, where, in full
view of the police stationed there, they
began filling sand bags whence were taken
by another party Into the court.. The po
lice at Bridewell prison had an early in
timation of the raid, but were powerless
to do anythlnk beyond notifying the au
thorities. Some firing heard in the city early this
morning provoked rumors of a conflict be
tween the-raiders and Free State force?.
These rumors, however, were without
foundation. Nevertheless the - situation
wa- delicate and some of the residents of
the locality, fearing trouible, left their
homes. All the raiders were fully equip
ped with rifles and revolvers. None tf
them wore uniforms.
IRELAND MAY LOSE
SYMPATHY OF AMERICANS
Dublin, April 14. (By the A. P.)
Civil war in Ireland would shock Ameri
ca and cost Ireland the loss of hosts of
sincere friends, says a message sent by
Archbishop Hayes of New York to Arch
bishop Byrne of Dublin expressing the
hope for a successful outcome of the con
ference between the representatives of the
Free State and Eamonn De Valera and his
followers which began Thursday in an en
deavor to bring about tranquility in Ire
land. John D. Ryan of New York has sent
the following message to Lord Mayor
"The feeling is strong here that anyone
who is held is be resiponsible for any but
peaeeSul methods will forfeit the support
and sympathy of all Americans."
CONSIDERABLE SHOOTING IS ",
VARIOUS PARTS OF BELFAST
Belfast, April 14. A. child was acci
dentally struck by a bullet today and died
today. There was considerable shooting
in various parts of the city his evening.
A man entered a house in Valentine
street and shot and -wounded a boy.
Several men also entered the home of a
shoemaker and beat him over the head
him over the head with the butt of a re
volver. The man was so badly hurt th.it
he had to be taken to a hospital.
During the night a bon-iib was explod
ed in the grounds of the St. Matthew's
Catholic church In Newtownards road, but
no damage w-as done.
Six gunmen entered the. Midland sta
tion tonight and shot and killed Engin
eer Gillan while he was at work.
THROUGH SERVICE TO
Springfield. Mass.,- April 14. Through
sen-ice to Montreal was resumed tpnight
on the Central Vermont line between
White PJver Junction and St. Albans.
Vt. where traffic has been tied -up for
more than 48 hours as a result of. a
washout. Trains have been detoured by
way of Bellows Falls and Rutland. Ser
vice on the Passumpsic division of the
Boston and Maine system was restored
this afternoon. ' Railroad officials antici
pated no further delays because of kood
conditions' in ' rivers in the Connecticut
valley. Bap'.d recession of the Connec
ticut river was reported trom, all points
txinis-ltt. i .
Conn, fcf odbd
Has Reached Crest
Large Areas of Land Are
Flooded in East Hartford,
Windsor,, Wethersf ield,
Glastonbury and South
Hartford. April 14 The trwollen
waters of the Cannecticut"V-er were at
the 24 1-2 foot mark here tonight, but
veteran rivermen believed the freshet had
reached its maximum and that the river
nouia start to recede tomorrow morning.
The flood waters claimed one victim
today when Edith Anihrsnn 15
drowned. She was naddllne in a.
with Elaine De Monte. 15, and Harry
Btulodi, 17, on the freshet waters in East
Hartford, a third of a mile from the river
course. The canoe was upset m an un
explained manner. Miss Anderson's com
panions were rescued.
Large areas of land are flooded In
East Hartford. Windsor, Wethersfield.
Glastonbury and South Windsor. Row
boats were in use in Commerce street
this city, as well as the lowland sections
of the towns along the river. -It' was
possible to row a boat from the First
Congregational church in Windsor al
most to the Congregational church In
South Windsor. Some farmers had their
cattle on the verancs of their homes,
the floors of their barns being ioded
The lower pier of Wie Hartford and
New York Transportation company here
is submerged. River records here show
tho present theight of the water ha .eeii
exceeded only twice in the last thirty
five years. In 1890 it reached 26 feet i
Inches, a.nd in 1913 It touched 26 feet.'
JOHN M'CORMACK MUST
UNDERGO ANOTHER OPERATION
'y lor. April 14. John McCor
mack. famous Irish tenor, who has been
dangerously ill with an affliction of the
throat, will have to undergo another op
eration to clear his throat of pus forma
His physician, Dr. A. C. Du Pont, stat
ed today that by Monday the singer's
throat, which . was still badly swollen,
would be ready for another lancing.
"Mr. MeCormack has passed theprl-
O, day of joy and gladness,
This is the day of days,
Away all tears and sadness, .
And don the robes, of praise.
For Christ the Lord is risen, .
Let earth with anthems ring;
He burst the bars of prison,
And rose triumphant King.
O, day'of grace and, splendor,
O, day of holy joy,.
To Thee just praise we render
For peace none can destroy.
It is the old, old story, '
Yet always, ever new,
That Christ, the Lord of glory,
Arose this day for you.
O, day of joy and gladness,
O, blessed day of days,
Away all te.ars and sadness.
With songs our voices raise,
We'll sing the new old story,
Till all the wide world rings;
Our Christ is Lord of Glory,
. . And HE IS KING OF KINGS.
BY AMELIA M. STARKWEATHER.
sis," said Mr. Du Pont. "His septic throat
is somewhat better. He can swallow with
less pain but he will not be able to sins
for many months. Mr. MeCormack will
leave for Ireland early next month if his
health will permit."
Since last Saturday, it is said, Mr. Me
Cormack has fallen in weight from 220
pounds -to 200 or less and his friends be
lieve tha tit will be months before he is
again well. He will be 45 years bid on
The singer's condition tonight was re
ported as "more favorable."
"He- swallows more easily, takes nour
ishment better and there are no addition
al complications," said Dr. JIarmon
Smith, who is with the patient through
out the night.
COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY
Genoa, April 14. (By the A. P.) An
economic conference communiajiie Issued
late tonight says:
"The representatives of the French,
British, Italian and Belgian delegation
held an informal meeting under the presi
dency of Mr. Lloyd George to consider
with the Russian delegation the conse
quences of the report of the London ex
perts. Their conversations were devoted
to a technical examination, which wlH be
continued tomorrow, with the assistance
of experts designated toy each delegation."
It was stated unofficially that the dis
cussion of the "Big Four" related In 'par
ticular to the guarantees demanded by the
aliles as conditions for the resumption
of economic relations with Russia,' and
that the Russian delegates were Invited
to" say," text in hand, how far they -were
prepared to go in accepting those condi
tions. NEW ORLEAN PREPARING
FOB FLOOD CONDITIONS
Xew Orleans, April 14. With the crest
of the. Mississippi rhrer within a few Inch
es of the tcp of the levees here and a fore
cast by the weather bureau indicating that
an additional rise of 1.3 feet before the end
of the month, every flood protective agency
in the city was reported on the.altrt to
night to cope with any emergency.
Today's forecast that a stage of -23. 8
feet, six-tenths . of a foot higher than the
previous high record established in 191S,
would be reached' here, caused no appre
hension amons? levee officials, who Insist2d
the levees could stand oven
strain. . . ; . .
Hatred For Semenoff,
Ataman of Cossacks
Thousands of Russians Are
Waiting to "Boo" Him
Upon His Release From
Ludlow Street Jail, New
Xew Tork. April 14. General Greirorte
Semenoff, ataman of the Cossacks, was
still in Ludlow street jail tonight waiting
lor iz&.uoo bail. Outside, crowding the
street, perched on railings, leaning from
winaows, even sitting on edges of roofs,
were thousands who waited for him, not
to cheer, but to hiss and "boo" the lead
er of the Cossacks.
Most of the thousands who milled
about the jail during the day, knew the
Cossacks. Most of them were men and
women of Russian descent who live ia
the thickly settled districts of the lower
East Side. If they did not know- them
selves what the hard riding Cassocks can
do, they had been told by their fathers
or mothers, who had fled from Russian
massacres, and they had no love for
Early In the day police reserves wera
called out. They milled with the throng,
ready to avert any possible trouble, or to
open a passage way through the crowds
when alters came to the jail. Once or
twice the reserves went Into the tene
ments neanby and drove the people from
When the rotund general, with his un
mistakable mustaches, which flow over
his broad cheeks to points under his eyes,
was taken out for exercise, the roaring
hiss which came'from the crowd drowned
all police orders. There was a concerted
push toard the Jail doors but the crowd
could make no Impression on the old red
Colonel Kroupsky, a former Czarist
officer, once district attorney in Petro
grad, went to visit Semenoff. his chief.
He was hlsed and booed as the police
made a wide lane for him, by main
force. The. colonel wouldn't talk. Ho
hurried Inside, conferred with the gen
eral and hurried out and away.
Madame Semenoff. the smiling young
woman who has stood behind her hus
band for more than a week of trouble
mounting up on trouble, did not visit the
Jail. She contented herself with going
o church and sitting in her hotel waiting
Tor news of a bail bond.
During the dayithe genearl's attorneys
were busy seeking to get the $23,000
bond, hut company after company re
fused on "patriotic" grounds. An effort
to have Semenoff released through a le
gal vacating of his arrest failed and the
crowd- milled on.
A new effort to release .the Cossack
will tie made tomorrow. It will be
through habeas corpus. If it ails, there
is nothing the attorneys can do, they say,
. ..... . - .. . - .1
out wait until tne end ot tne Hearing
m which the Youroveta Home and For
eign Trading company is seeking to get
information on Semenoff's. property.
The general wants to sail for Europe
next week but his attorneys today said
he probably wouldn't.
to Investigate rivalry
between fire companies
Rjverhead, K. Y., April 14. Charges
that rivalry is running so high between
volunteer fire companies in this Long Is
land town that one outfit starts a blaze in
order to beat another to the scene are be
ing investigated. Assistant District At
torney Kelsey of Suffolk county admitted
"In fact," he said, "we have learned that
bets have been made on the races."
Last Wednesday one company found
its truck draped in black crepe.
PRESIDENT HAS CONFIDENCE
IN GOV. E. MONT REILY
Washington, April 1 President .Hard
ln;r has the utmost confidence In the integ
rity of Governor E. Mont Reily of Porto
Rico it was said today at the White
House. The executive, it was added, doe
not view the situation in the insular pos
session as serious, although it was said
there have been some irritating features
In connection -with recent developments
there Involving Governor Reily and other
Curfew Period la Belfast Extended
Belfast, April 14. The curfew period
in Belfast-has been- extended so that
the hour of its termination will be 6 a,
m., instead of 5 a. rn. This action was
taken in consequence of the disorders iof
a greater fast night' and early today .more partic
ularly the shootings in Cru-rilto road.
The Bank of England reduced its dls-
Acount rate to four per cent.
The Are damage in the Atlantic hotel,
Bridgeport, was about $20,000.
The homeopaths of New England and
the Eastern Atlantic states will confer
soon to organize ah association for sci
entific research. "
Tho new Issne of six months S 1-t per
cent treasury certificates is being absorb
ed -so raipidly that treasury officials pre
dict a considerable over-usbscriptlon.
Motor vehicle administrators of east
ern states will meet In HarrlsDurg. Pi,
April 21 to discuss their work for mutual
Cardinal Begin has authorized the
publication of a letter he wrote la3t
March, artostng woman suffrage in the
Province of Quebec.
Ra41re&d n the United States
elusive of short lines with less than
A0U0.000 In gross revenue earned dur
inc Fsbruary, $17,762,600.
Funeral services were held In St, Louis
for Martin Freobenhyser. the last of the
famous Swiss bell ringers. He was SJ
Representatives S. M. Brinson o the
third congressional district of North
Carolina died in a hospital at New-jeruJN.
Providence Edna, a female collie d"e,
valued at $3,000. was kiih d when run
over by an automobile on Main street.
Pawtucket, R. L
Walter L. DavU, of ttprlngGehl. M.,
and Valley Falls. R. I , was (Ouiid guu
ty of bigamy in Springl'i'-id on coiiiU.ni.
of Miss Grace -M. Deimarais ui Spring
field. Stratford police und federal prohibition
agents raioeu tne home ot Luui Uanui.J.
Charle-i street, Strattord, and coniiscau-d
a ten gallon stiii and seven cailoius of
A poll of tbe six thousand clerks on
the Now Haven road on quesiions bear-
uvon working conuit.ons auu reia-
the management Han been
The proposal to P 't a farmer on the
federal reserve Tioai i'J political, Joh.. it.
AliichelL o Miunesoia, a niunt-cr of the
ooard, declared in an address at San
The DuviUe distillery of Belfast ha
lodged with town clerk of Duul.n a claim
wr ta.UVo.uuu as Us 1 ss in the recenl
raid on the Dublin custom house's bond
Genoa Cofleld, the negro who preferred
hanging rather than to s rve fue y.ars
for burglary, has changed his mind, us,i
has escaped from the jail at Fayette, Ga.,
where he was awaiting execution.
General Bcrenguer, tho Spanish hlcn
commissioner in Morocco, will toon visit
Mequinez in French Morocco where he
.vill Interview President Milelrand of
Shot twice thronith the .stomach, Peler
Wagner of Bridgeport is hovering be
tween life and death at St. Vincent's hos
pital, Brldgoport, Wagner was shot by
two men at a dance.
The election of G. Harold Edge. wnoe
TOraotion to an associate professorship
of fine arts at Harvard was announce,
recently as dean of the Harvard School
of Architecture, was announced.
Kobert Rlne'ing, whoso father and
ancles picked the circus as the path to
Acalth and fame, has foresworn the tan
ork and the sawdust ring for an operatic
General Perahlng chief of staff of the
Vmerican army and commander in chi-f
of the American expeditionary forces in
France, will visit Montreal May 12 to re
ceive an honorary degree of doctor oi
laws from McGill university.
Christian members of tlie Asbnry Park
chamber of commerce have ben asked to
resign from that body and to boycott the
city's auto dealers if they persist in ex
tending the annual automobile show at
the casino through Easter Sunday.
New" England nu.viira.tors urged the
house interstate corraiwrce committee to
report the W'inslow bill proidvins for ac
ouisition of the Cape Cod canal at an es
timated cost of $11,500,000 and under
which tolls would be free.
A North Camhridge. fMnsa.) bonne,
believed to have been the rendezvous of a
gang led by Karl "Tug" Wilson, yielded a
suivply of automofbile tools, hand bags,
suit cases, silk shirts, and other wearing
apparel when raided by the police.
An attempt at iiiil delivery by John
Russell of Cleveland, whose criminal re
cord contains escapes from Jails in Chi
cago and Xew York, was frustrated at
t,ie Charles Street jail, Boston, by the dis.
. .,. .-. , l,:., 1 Krt
1 - "'" uccn
An agreement haa been reached on the
cruestion of the liquidation of - German
property in Polish Upper Silesia, thus
making it necessary for Dr. Colander
president of the Upper Silesian commis
sion, to announce his arbltaration de
. Increase In the value of America's for
eign trade was reported by the depart
ment of commerce. Kxjiorts last month
aTsrregated $332,000,000. the hfc:hc'
since October. 1921. Ir-iports totaled
$2r,f), 000,000, the greatest since December.
With the capture of two alleged young
underworld characf rs. Boston icollce and
federal narcotic officers said they hal
discovered a plot by which one gang of
bandits robbed drug, stores to obtain
narcotics for us by pother gangs en
gaged In more serious crimes.
Mr. Robert Grosvenor, wealthy widow
and society leader was seriously In lured
when- a horse which sh5 was ridinrr in
Newport, R. I., took fright and after run
ning ftjriously for three mf!"s with .he
rider cl1nrlng to Its back, dashed Into a
house, throwing her to the pavement.
Benny Bevane. Henry nnrvey ind
Henry(Lewis Pulford, white residents of
Schley county, Ga., were sentenced to
serx-e from one to four ytars on the
chain ga'ne- for their part in tha lynch
ing of Will Jones, a, negro, near L'lla,
viMe several weeks ago.
The supreme Jdvttclsr court of Massa
chusetts handed down an opinion In an
swer to questions by the state senate that
women are eligible ro hold eleotlve nnd
appointive offices and are not excluded
from any position from which they
were encludea previous to the adoption of
Write Congressman Longworth That the Trend Toward
. Peace Ought o be More Firmly Established Before Go
ing Below the Limitation Agreed Upon at the Interna
tional Conference President Harding Also Has Ex
pressed the Opinion That Tariff Legislation Should be
Given Preference in th; Senate Over ths Soldiers' Bonus.
Washington, April 14. President
Harding in a letter read today to the hou t
urged that the naval supply bill provld
for a more adequate enlisted force than
67,000 as fixed by thd appropriation
The piesident said he would be greatly
disai, pointed as he knew the coun.ry
woulii be if the enlisted personnel re
duced below 86.0110. the rtgure which r.as
been irocostfl ny the "big navy" group.
Willie the decision must lie with con
gress, the president sail he could only re
peat formally what he .a:d informally that
ha was persjuded It would not be w'se l.o
make fo drastic a cut as proposed in the
The letter, addressed to and resd o the
house fcy Ilopreentative longworth. re
publican. Ohio, said that a navy a 67.
000 min mipht reached ultimately hut
"tho trend toward ipeace and s n-'irity
ought to be more firmly esta-Mlshed before
going beyond tin- limitations to wh eh we
were gladly committed at tho internation
al conference. . .
The president while not doubting "the
good faith of the navy and naval a-i r.t
who declared -very emphatlcniy It w.-s im
rosible to maintain within the prnsed a--propiation
the standard set for the navy
at the conference and which was proclaim,
ed to the world.
The president's letter bearing the date
of today, follows:
"My Dear Congressman Lororworth : 1
have to acknowledge yonr lecter of 'n
riiiiry addressed to me on the tenth lf
stant. If I were to addrcsw the conirera
formally I could sav only what I have al
ready said informally because I am well
perwarted that Jt Is not wl-e to mr-ke i"
drastic a cut in the naval ar.;.rrv -r-im-.is
as has heen proposed on the measuri nov;
pendin-r In. the h.-r.w.
'I do tin d-.ul.t the g-vd fr.l'h of lse
corrmittee majority in fie" --viriT a sin-a!ie
na-y can ho maintainel under th iinr
tations fixed in the pending hill, an-l I an
heartily in accord with even' eonirt -nt
effor to deerK-n the cut In povernmentnl
expenditures. t the Fame time I mut
believe In the god fahh of the nay de
partment and our naval aoviaera who vj-
very emphatically that .lt ia Itnoosa'.iile "a
maintain, within the propose! nrorn. -na
tions, the standard set for our na-vy wh'rli
was made the h.'se of the In'Frnatlm.ii
conference and which standard wo ha.e
proclaimed to the world.
'Of course, the rtechdon must lie wl'n
the congress, hut I should nit he frnn i
in renlving to your In-uirr if I did not say
that I shH be fcT.-atly dia3po!nted, and
I believe the counl-y will be greatly dis
appointed, if the a rnropriation. to which
the navy must and will adhere. Is redVced
to the point where the limitation of en
ured men and apprentices Is below
000. No presentation of 'he situation,
which has come to my notice, has served
to niter that opinion.
Ultimately, perhaps, the lower flmires
pro-osed may be reached and I hone tt
will be Tor-srhle through later interrtfltlona!
concert but the trend toward peace and
security ought to be more firmly e-nsJiifn-ed
hnXcre going beyond the limitation lo
which we -were pltdly committed at the
"Very truly yonr-. ffl
"WARRI5X G. HARDIXG."
HARDING PLACES TARIFF
AHEAD OF SOLDIER BONUS
"Washington April t 14 PresidWn
Harding was declared today at the White
House to be of the opinion that tariff leg
islation should be given precedence in :h-:
senate over the soldiers' bonus.
Althomjh It was made clearn that the
president had received no request from re
publican leaders In the senate for advice
9 k to whlnh measure should be. taken up
first, it is understood that the views of
both the chief executive and the senatorial
leaders coincide In this respect.
Under present plans the tariff will be
taken up in the senate next Thursday
while the finance committee takes up the
bonus bill with the possibility that it may
make radical changes in it as It wa
rawed hv the house. hen tne nonus
measure has been reported to the senate It
will be taken a? for consideration onrm.
lulls in the tariff debate. The bonus hill
is expected to be ready for senate consid-
eration In about a fortnight.
DISCUSSED IN COMMITTEE
-vVasliingttiri. Aprir.14 (By the A. p.).
The question of military preparedness
arose today in the senate ajiprvpruilions
committee during Its consideration of the
army appropriation bili. Discussion of
tlve subject was fcriet. but senators said
the question of a national policy bad
grown out of the fight over tiie house re
duction in the size of the army.
Major General J. "G. Harnord. deputy
chief of staff, and Brigadier General
Wiiiiam Lassiter, in charge of m.litary
operations and tra'ning. appeared before
the committee to present the war de-ptc-tment's
views on the subject of the
house cut, the former insisting that the
organization was strained to the break
ing point now under the forced reduction
of a vear aco. and the latter descrilr.ng
the plan adopted by the department for
"building up at low expense" the forces
required In a national emergency.
"If proy.sion is not made tor u'j.vuir j
men," said General Hartjord, "then we j
who are charged with operation and
maintenance ot the work must ask con
gress to re-suite for us the mission of the
The statement followed a series of
questions by Senator Hitchcock demo
crat. Nebraska, who contended that the
"European idea" of preparedness Lad
been probed wrong by the World war.
General iiarbord declared that the tn 'fl
States wouid have saved much money
i;m which It is now paying interest -I
it h-xd been properly prepared for the
war. . The work done by the Aarerioan
army," he sa-id. was at extraordinary ex
pense i.nd "would have availed nothing
had not gallant llttie France hd the
line until we got our machinery iroins."
Mr. Hitchcock urucd that tbe United
States had "foo'.vd" nil Europe in getting
actively and effectively into the fray m
less than a year. . To this the general
answered that had the preparation taken
place ahead of the declaration of war,
Germany "might harva felt different about
engaging us." .
"We, did. Uj a year, tnso," continued.
General Harbord. 'Tut had we livid us
to the national defense act. carried crut
;ts terms in good fa.th, we OKrtaim'y
e'ouud have saved immcme guiiij tral
now en-.er Into the public debt uirjt
which we are pams ffi.O'JO.ii'A inter
U-.-ner-ai liaruord prewd toe reed f r
oflicers and mtn to uo "what th .ub.:c
expects of us." It ia the work 'jjir tr of
ihe ac'.ual aniij tunc. '.una ti..! n . ,:f-
lite e.tr:i p'C''-"n-l, he u.c.-H. a- .i.-g
'hat c .tigress. '- ii.t ,-.p;iro;.r:j-; :r and
oherw!si h:id nv. a ln;r it ce4
swan work was worth whlio, and tl.u: t.
army had con i regard 1. vir
mifisio-i.' lit reiterated iha: " c-jt
down the af-vng'h lo 115nii) a. ; J
y tin- h -us- ma:t that ",, !.:-
omRWhTe, would havo :o eric-.. ,-':(
lo go undone."
PLOT lO BOB OlHtfc slir-
' IN . V. IIX.IXI'I.IL viimct
New York, April ll-r-lt- f-i-:.
sioiuT Lmijrr.t txr .rd-rei all t.r.c-n-t
-attains lo "slcu? on ta'.ir ar.i.a" :vf
uei.-ctivts lud r.veai.il an iie'i t,,,K of
uanult gangsters asti-ma..r;.ii to r c
ttices and sato- If.ow tne 'de-ad ltnv" is
the down-ujn finu-x-i.l a.-r'.i' n.
The order, which f.,JJ a cnfenaioa
said to have boon made by 'i -.re l;rr.
cnrldge. a nigiit wauWuati. In wlik h t in
volved a band of sale crakera and a arirl
aco;r.ilice in he rtt-ry ( a--v, n of ici
in a sing! 4.'Uiiins last nU.-ht, limned thf
(recinot ca.: tains to remain on dj.y virt
ually 21 hours a Oa, ! -t'.nj at th.:
tiou houses instead of suii.f un.t, u !!
uteti the cublom.
In a.i iiti .n. Commis-imer L"nr!ht
t-n.".jniri!y abolished ti. -l.c- iariU"i
iiat, ll.us keejmij on active ou'.y : rmi
a week who were bclrtd ;1lJ lur ie,tca o!
Ai-orisi l'-raiile nnnir - f th' men !3
be availutWe l';r e.-.r.-i i-jlic jaT' ! dJty In
:he financial dint net. it -a ra:d. T.e
der was to become auve at lu.J.nj'.t
I-rec'cc nrlilne was atlll tn custody to
night, while p-'lice sourrnt the tnm
pher, known a ('ay a former paj
of .pris-intr at Sir.f Sin;.
"Gay I'.ajy." aocor'Jm to th wat -h--0113
ali-eed confession. n aa ad
vance worker for the hand which Use
nlsht entered a twenty-story 'r.:ratv-
building, cracked rafca on seven floor, and
escaned with txty estj-nated a nearly
$100,000. Breckenrldge. who first aaiid h
had been slugged Into urwonarlr't:ri-a,
bound and gagged I y iHe handita later ad
mitted that he aid -d them ia their work,
the poiice assert.
Another robbery -tin added to the long
list whlrh detective are tryin to clear
up, when John A. II nee. Broadway kill-
Informed the jvi.ee tortav that rmnr-
lars had rousd him and nil m-lfe frora
bed, and romp- 'led :he-r to reveal wliert
the family Jewel and cash were k'-pt-
The burglara entered the home by
third atory window. Hance rec-ort-d, and
left by the same route, taking wrth thm
sevoral thousand dollars' worth of Jtwclrjr
and $200 in cash.
SPETER TO CONTINUE HI1
New York, April 14. James fiptytr.
criticised by Misa Evangeline Booth fot
his "wet" activities, will retire a. h'-ad
of the executive committee direct. ns tr.
Salvation Army's drive for fundn. but
will rema n a member of the com-ntttte.
This was announced late today at tit
end of a meeting attended ,y both ilr,
Speyer and Miss Booth, army com
mander. Asked by reporters if he would con
tinue h:s- anli-prohjjition activities. tl.
banker replied : "You bet."
Although Mr. Speyer continues on tt.
comnvif.i-a. after hav:ng declared l is de
termination to continue h i "wet activi
ties Miss Booth made U -Vain in a state
ment issued after the meeting that tit
Salvation Army's position on the hqu'I
question "remains unaltered and unalter
able." "Whether the nai on Is wet or dry
makes no difference," stie said, "f-jr wltn
the Salvation Army intoxicating ! iuor li
not a question of politics it Is a queatioa
uC morals. "
MER1UKN POSTOH'H E I I.F.RK
BOUND 0t.K TO I. K COURT
Hartford, April II. Kingrton J. !--Caithy,
a cierk In ttr? Al-nden poat
oflicc, was bound over to the suing of
the United Stat- court at S'ju'h Nor
walk on April 24 by Commit oner Fred
eric J. Corbett this aft moon on charg'-fl
of delaying iettera and steaimc tire con
tents of thesee letter;.
Postoflice Insiiector J. E. A. Salllvaa
of Boston presented fo the commlraioneT
letters addressed to the Pelton l'nbi'.nh
Ing company which were used a test by
being deposited in the company's bona,
and he said that marked $1 bi'la whicl
had been in the letters were later found
on McCarthy. A statement sa;ned ty
McCarthy aiso was offered. In this. It
was said by the in---tor, the accused
had said he had taken aJout $200 la UK
last year and a half. Tbe bond of $1.J
BRYAN ADDRESSED MI:IHI.L
SCHOOL OF JOIKVALIBM
Chicago April 11. W. J. 'nan, ad
dressing fiudtnts of the ;.! hoo". of
Journal. m at Nrt!twHTTi I'ni -ersl-.y
tonight on nwrpar"r ethier. ''ef; - red t'..t
"next greet law we f.fe.1 ia onu making
li a criminal offend- f-r a .-nan to writ
an editorial on prohibit. -n whue he is
"Some of them I have reid." 1 add-4,
"bear unmistakable ti:derR of tangle
foot" NEW BATES ROtn IS
F.XrEElMnXTIX WITH RADIO
New Haven. A!ril 1 4. -S'Vri cxer
tr.ents are under y It the New Hst-is
road's telegraph di-t i-tni'nt t dt-trrrr.:
if the receiving m rd:o ir.exsxi a is f.
fic'ei.t when the aerbls are in t'.t rrtcr
gixed aone. An experimciita-l tecrtvrtnl
act has been erected at tho station hert
to receive radio mcssares and to atnrly
the effect of high tena'on wires tnay havt
upon wireless equipment. It wa stated
today that no attempts vUt bo made. a(
present -to-send radio rnessage