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NORWICH, ' CON W-FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1922
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Premier Lloyd George and His Coalition Ministry Resigned
Yesterday Following Desertion by , Representative, of
the Conservative Party Vote Was 1SS to 87 Against
the Chamberlain Policy of Pledging the Party, to Sustain
the Coalition Government in Its Near Eastern Negotia
lions Andrew Bonar Law Has Temporarily Assumed
the Premiership At the Behest of King George, Mi.
Law Will Attempt to Reconstruct the Cabinet All the
Election Machinery is Ready For the Moment the Signal
is Given For an Appeal to. the Country France is In
clined to Deplore the Fall of the Lloyd George Regime.
London, Oct. IS (By the A. P.). After
hoktinj .the office of prime minister
through svrn of the most critical years
of Pritish history three years of war
and four years of rr-construction David
IJovd ti--orge Trent Into the wilderness to
TVs was the description in his Man
chenrr sneech of his position If ths
unionist wing of bis followers should de
srt him. Unionist withdrawal from the
cnat'.Oon was decided upon today by the
nvetlng which Austen Chamberlain had
railed at the Carlton club, and which was
attended by the coalition members of the
houfe of commons and a handful of lords
who were enrolled In the cabinet.
The vote was 18 to Si against the
r'hambcrlatrt policy of pledging the party
to ssutaln the coalition and Jn favor of. a
icral election to confirm its courae.
The meeting- waa followed by a succes
sion of swift events which . carried the
position government into outer darkness.
Andrew Bonar Law will put on the
prime minister's mantle for a short term
:f office. Th kins summoned him to
l:urkirx1iam palace late this evening and
mv!ted him to form1 a new government,
jrii. h .Mr. Iiomir Iw will undertake, al
housh the slat of his health, which com
x:lfd him to withdraw from public life a
cw months sen, makes It a risky venture.
Pcfore Sir. rnar Law can formally ac-
H the premiership, however, a meeting
A the unionist party must be held to
rt a new leader to carry out the policy
lie decided by caucus. This meeting
!!! be held within a few day, when Mr.
Wunar iw wlH be chosen.
An Aftnraooa f Bnaort,
liween the Carlton c:ub mee'ting and
r: .nar LaW visit to the king It was a
c h'nif afternoon of rumors and of
r-id T'. he rings amonj the political fac-1-n.
Austn Chambfrlalu Jirau visited."
frtine ministor's' official residence In
-wring siret. as had, been expected. t '
fTr hi rtslnation ; severs! under-secre-a-'n
and the chief coalition unionist
hin. Lieutenant Colonel 'Lesiia Wi.son,
nd slready informed the newspapers that
bry hnd res ened. ?.nd within two hours
Ur. Llovd tler;.e.. was in possession of
he resignations cf practically all the
ormbers cf ths cabinet. He then drove
o the a!ace to tendir them to the king.
Mr. Lloyd Gorre ail.!sd the kin-j to
jrrmon .Mr. lionar Law, and scvxirdlng
o cue:. mi, iKa wls ilv.ie. While Mr.
.icjyd tieorge e-h:i;itd cheerfulness to
'.he f-n saw hiri. and cheered him
;T his .lourney to the iialace. ho could
io: hut f('l uvepiy the verdtct that he no
Ifti.ger u'Mnmand'l Die auoport of ths
T.aj..rity of the unionist party, which for
V- rait few months had furnished the
ironget material for his cabinet.
II wis Mr. lionar Law, more than any
ier man. ho Influenced the unionist
ause to secdo from the coalition. II
bid been a sphinx whom the rank and
i of tlw unionist commoners were walt-
iv imi, ne is a serious and unemo
with a quiet manner. Ills
it was more important to
ty tog-ther than to win the
e-p me party tog-ther than to win the
n?iL election and "whether by his own
fault or the force of circumstances, Mr.
Uoyl George has lost the confidence of
country." decided many votes. There
w also a strong fwelir.g in the party
lht the fhamberlatn plan, which gave
ihe partr s destinies over to the small
.'scion r-nrrsentln It In parliament. waa
nit s fulr device.
The Is.rt atrsw which weighed in the
scale was the Newport election, in which
straight unionist candidato won on a
platform of opposition to the coalition
all its works, although the politicians
hvght the labor party had a safe pros
.rt tn Ihst consMtupnc:'. ,
( Lard (srsea fee ew Cafeiaet. ' '
"Str. Fonar lw will probably bars
Lord Tunon for ons of the pillars of hlj
-abinrt. furxoii remained away 'from tbe
raocuif today, but gent a letter of protest
seainst the exclusion of the lords.
urn- irmn 01 Todays upheaval Is a
snlst In the unionist party, which makes
its fortunes doubtful. A strong group of
!!e old cabtoet union-lets remain true to
their leader. Mr. Chamberlain, the Earl
of Balfour, Lord Birkenhead, Sir Laming
WortMnj-ton-Erans and Sir Robert Ste
venson Home follow Mr.' Lloyd George
Into the wild erne s, and many workers
In the party ranks are likely to go vMh
The precincts of the solemn gray oM
Car Hon which has sheltered much
history making m Its time, afforded the
loodon crowd, which nere rfatls freely to
"press) rts sentiments towards notabili
ties, a distinct scene of excitement. The
Earl of Balfour, who had only to walk
a roo rid the corner from his house, waa
one of the forttmatea who got nothing
but eheera. Mr. Chamberlain waa loudly
hooted whea he appeared, from a feeling
Ihst he was not nJsylng the game.
Two or three lesser lights aim proved
arrpormlar. Some hothead loodly and re
peatedly cried "Judas" aa Birkenhead as
cended the steps. '
Onb attendants stood on the steps to
separate those who had carda of admis
sion and those who tried to force their
way In. standing on their rights as mem-P-Theer
were hah" a dosen of these
bHlrerent. including Lord Chaplin, one
ef the oldwt unionists and one of the
eMwt members of the dub.
Some eoiiBprnnxtsed try entering the
lTer Boor; others retired after ex
changing warm remarks with their club
mate, among the ticket holders. A meet
ing a the Carlton etab to discuss ths
rights of members la on the state for the
near future. . -.
Mr Lloyd George and Mr. Chamberlain
oreslded respectively o,,,. meetings of the
walltlon liberal and coalition unionist
members of the government, discussing
futurs policy. Mr. Lloyd George will
make hts) firt speech aa "ex-premier" to
siorrow at Otnldhail on the occasion of
Lcmion s official welcome horn to the
I Lffi TO IDBMff TIE
of k m British mm
. . 'w . mm a "i si v wm-m as
Prince of Wales, but he is expected to
reserve his real political manifesto for
baturday g meeting at Leeds. .' : V
" Victory fr Blr George Teneaer.
Today's " evente may - be regarded aa
constituting a great victory for Sir
George Younger, who upse Lloyd George'J
plans for a February election, and has
now been the cause of hi resignation.
Mr. Lloyd George will continue to hold
his seat of office to carry on current busi
ness until, the new government is formed.
The part played by the Right Honora
ble Stanleyy Baldwin at the Carlton chjb
meeting has brotght his name into great ;
prominence, ana it is thought he may Be
chancellor of the exchequer In: the new
conservative fhinistry. He has been presi
dent of the board of trade and parlia
mentary private secretary to Mr. Bonar
A point of considerable Interest in the
new situation is the fate of the Irish con
stitution in the British parliament. It is
not yet knows whether Mr... Bonar Law,
ill the event of succeeding in the forma
tion of a conservative ministry, will de
cide upon an immediate appeal lo the
country, or whether he will attempt te
carryon the government and pass needful
Irish Ieiislatlon. It he adopts the latter
plan, there will be no difficulty in getting
me irisn constitution ratined, for, al
though the -'die hards," who are mainly
responsible for today's developments, ar
Btrongly aiain9t the coalition's Irish poli
cy, it is said that they will not attempt
to disturb the settlement already made
under the treaty, . - , - ...
Mrs. Lloyd George, addressing a polh
leal mettihsr London tonight, said that
her husband's health and spirits both im
prove when he Is engaged in a fight it a
like a tonic lo hira.
"I am always nieased when there, is a
fltfllt "gnlmf-mi," che declared, ""because he :
gives me fur less ti cubic." . )
Tribute te Lloyd George.
Thirteen unionist members of the late
government.1 including Mr. Chamberlain,
Lord Birkenhead, the Earl of Balfour, Sir
Robert Home. Sir Laming Worthington
Evans and Lord Lee, sent a manifesto to
the iress tonight paying tribute to Lloyd
George's Invaluable services to the coun
try and protesting against the decision of
the Carlton club meeting as unwise and
ungrateful to Mr. Lloyd George. . They
declare they will refuse to carry t-ueh a
message to the prime minister. , . ,.
All the election mechintry is ready the
moment Ihe signal is 'given for. an appeal
to the country. The new house of com
mons will, be the smallest since the act
of union between Great Britain and Ire
land, as the setting un of the two parlia
ments in Ireland withdraws Irish" repre
sentation from Vestminster. The present
house of commons consists of 707 mem
bers, but the new parliament will have
only 615 members. .
Very noticeable at the Carlton chib
"M tne divergence of views
fm0nB,he co"Sf "atives with regard to
' , 1L y V5 bp Tursued . towards -labor,
'.v Law being lmbued with none
of the fears expressed hv Mr r-i,,i
lain ooncerninj the possible advent of a
socialist labor government.
- oDert c.ynes. labor leader, In an
Interview tonight said that all ths plans
and preparations of his party were com
plect, and ready for a general election at
any moment. He added that the resigna
tion of the government was the only
proper thing it had done In the last
three years, and now, as always, the
government had acted on compulsion. .
CAREER BROWS LLOTD GEORGE
IS ESSENTIALLY A FIGHTER
London, Oct. 19 (By ' The A. P.)
Like President hoosevelt. David Lloyd
Jeorge. speaking as prime minister of
Great Britain, would gladly affirm. "I
like my Job." '
,,Thi''hM been tho attitude of Mr
Lloyd George when friends tolri him rf.
ing the last stages of his seven hard
years at the helf of .the government
that he was carrying a burden too heavy
tor any man to bear; this has been the
face he has presented to hi.
throughout the four years of after-war
rwwunmcuon. mis attitude has been
that of a man seldom tired and never
despondent. He was essentially a fight
er, wh oalways took the ofr.K.in ... .
his enemies when they thought they had
u. mm in uj k comer.
out all he
waa taking erervthlnv ii,.i
came with pure enjoyment.
Lloyd George's trait of buoyancy "was
nerer more appealingly displayed than
on his journey to Manchester last week.
But the familiar note of Lloyd George
rang in the fervent passage of his
speech, I, east myself upon the people
because I never hare betrayed their
cause." To the small audience it had
the effect of the crown of thorn j
cross of gold peroration which brought
William JermlagB. Bryan the democratic
presidential nomination from a Chicaro
.A friend on Monday asked the premier
what he purposed to do now. The
premier's reply was, "I . am waiting to
see what the others will do." The oth
ers acted today. Whatever programme
may result for the premier, he tonight
nr jiu men ui eraoarKing upon it. a
tired man. For tomorrow nis-ht'.
grimage to Leeds six addresses from the
rear platform of his train have .been ar
ranged by Mr. Lloyd George at. various
jwinia en route. ,
. Even tonight it cannot be saM 'Wwv
er Mr. Lloyd George goes to Leeds to-
aa in inuepenuent proposing to form
morrow in his old liberal . m-rnmt.
his own new party, like Eoosevelr's
gressives. One of the strongest cries of
Boms oi xne oia raaical. foUowers, and
particularly -the labor party, aimed
against . htm Is that he failed to fulfill his
iwujifuuwiuii iiiruyra, bo glowingly pic-
orTeroesTo live in ' and fit
On. what pU.ttorm Mr. -Lloyd George
will - stand at Leeds 'is" a puzzling and
weighty question. Even if worse comes
to worst, his friends say Lloyds George
will be able to write, his book with reflec
tions and. in leisure. -. . .
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COTJBT CIBCTJIiAB ANKOTjlfdS : -RESIGNATION
OF FSEMS MXNI8TKB
London, Oct. 19.-i-(By The A- : P.)
A court circular, issued tonight, in an
nouncing the resignation of the prime
minister, says: - - ' : -.
.."The honorable, Mr. IJoyd George was
received in. audience by his majesty and
tendered his resignation as prime minis
ter, and first lord of the treasury, which
the king graciously pleased to accept.
The Kieht Honorable Mr. Bonar Law
was received in iduience by his majesty
this evening." ,: i '
Mr. Bonar' Iw explained to, the king
that he was not in a position to accept
the invitation to- form a cabinet, at the
moment 1 the conservative . party . : was
without an official . or recognized .lead.
er. It would be. necessary, , he, said, to
summon a meeting of the unionists of
both the houses of lords and the house
of commons to accept his (Bonar Law's)
policy and elect him leader of the 'union:
iat -party before . he could undertake the
responsibility of forming a conservative
ministry. - It is understood this meeting
will be held either on Sunday or Mon
day next. -
After seeing the king," Mr. Bonar Law
consulted his supporters, notably Lord
Derby and Sir George Younger. Al
though the adherence ot lord Balfour,
Ijord Birkenhead and other unionists to
Mr. Lloyd George will make Bonar .Law's
task of forming a ministry a somewhat
difficult one he has ample material at
hand to form a cabinet, in which the
principal members--are expected to be
Lord Derby, Stanley Baldwin, Sir Ar
thur , Griffith-Boscawen, , ' Viscount Fits-
alan. the Earl of Selborne, Viscount Peel,
the Marquis of Salisbury, Lieutenant
Colonel Ieslie Wilson. Sir Wiilliam Joyn
son-Hicks and Sir "Philip Lloyd-Greame.
Oifficnltiea - For Bonar Law.
One of the difficulties Mr Bonar Law
will have to contend with in forming a
miiistry is that all the new ministers
will require to vacate their seats in parli
ament and seek rc-eleft ion, thus causing
a number of bye-elections. This may
decide him to resort to immediate disso
lution, but the general feeling tonight
is that he wilt endeavor to carry on un
til January and pass the Irish legislation
before disolving parliament. - . :
CO.NSEIIVAATIVE PARTY OTKD 187
TO 89 ACAIX8T' C6ALITION GOV'T
London, Oct. 19. (By) The A. P.)
The representatives of the conservative
party who met in the Carlton club to
day at the call of Austen Chamberlain,
declined to support Mr. jChamberlain to
his adherence to the coalition" govern
ment and, voted JS6 to 87 to ppea( p the f
country as an maepenaent party wuii its
own leader and its own programme. ' 1
In consequence the coalition govern
ment has fallen, Premier Lloyd George
and his ministers handing in their resig
nations to the king, and Andrew Bonai
Law,-' the old conservative leader, bev
ing summoned to form - anew cabinet,
ing, but sent a letter of apology to the
Lord Curzon did -pot attend the' meet
ing, but sent a letter of apology to Mr.
Chamberlain, explaining that owing , to
protests he had received from members
of the house i of lords at their exclusion
from the- meeting and . against hi3 par
ticipation ift a meeting from-which they
had been excluded, he thought it advis
able to abstain. ,
Mr. Chamberlain in his speech declar
ed that nq government could ba conduct
ed' with credit to itself while it was be
ing constantly subjected to adverse criti
cisms from' the ranks of -its own sup
porters. - The government therefore had
arrived at the conclusion 'that the time
had arrived to appeal to tho country for
a fresh mandate, and, he added. "I de
sire to 'ask -you to -consider under what
conditions that appeal ,is to be made."
Stanley Baldwin, president of the
board of trade,, entered a strong plea
against further continuance "of the coali
tion. . Mr. Lloyd. George, he said,, had
been described as a "'live wire,1' pi
In the lord chancellor's more -. stately
i language as a "dynamic force.
' "1 accept that description," .he added,
'but it Is fiom that very fact, that our
troubles arise." t . ,
Mr. Bonar Law suggested , that Mr.
Chamberlain should allow, them to sub
mit .their decision to the 'whole party
and declared that unless this course was
adopted a split in the "party was unavoid
able. - '
"11 is more', important to keep our
party united than to win the next elec
tion, he exclaimed. ' : -
Lord, Balfour, speaking in favor of the
coalition, argued that instead of' Mr.
Lloyd Georg'e - "dynamic force" in
fluencing conservative policy, the .:. fact
was that -whatever there had been a
was that wherever there had been a pro
found modification- of views that modi
fication had taken place on the part of
the upremier. much more than' in the
part of his conservative colleagues.
-. One ot the surprises of the meeting
was the strong stand taken Iy Leslie
Wilson, chief , unionist whip,, against the
coalition. - ...
. Before the vote was taken, and in re
ply to questions, Mr.- Chamberlain ex
plained that support ot the resolution
would mean that , in the event of the
conservatives winning at the elections
as an independent party there would be
a con8ervatlce cabinet and a conservative
premier. (This would exclude Mr. Lloyd
George from the premiership, shonld the
conservatives win, unless he withdrew
from the liberals completely and be
came a whole-hearted conservative.)
After a card vote waa taken. Mr.
Chamberlain thanked the meeting for its
courtesy and announced that he . and his
colleagues must now consider their po
sition, r . .. .
ANDREW BONAR LAW NOT
RELISHED BT THE FRENCH
Paris, Oct (By the A. P.).Tliere
is no tendency on the part of the French
government to rejoice over the passing of
Lloyd- George and his cabinet , . This was
given definite assertion in official quar
ter In general, the feeling seems to he
that while Lloyd George was sometimes
bad, enough In his attitude toward the
French position, Andrew, Bonar Law
might be worse. . , ; : ,
The foreign" office declined to make any
statement on the downfall of tho t.IV.vi
-George government. ; ' ;
Officials who frankly resented the atti
tude of Lloyd George toward France on
many occasions pointed out tonight that
France might find herself faced with a
new British cabinet much more" severe
toward the ; French position than Lloyd
George had ever been. Those in official
quarters reveal -considerable anxiety over
iviiignt s aespatcnes. . saying - .that Mr
B""ar I'aw would form a nw cah.n
- which Bona? llw .TVZ
Grev Rghllng Fire
Caught Fire Off Watch Hill I
-116 Passengers Were
Tansf erred to Steamer Mo-
: hegan.' i:- ': '
Provklenca. B. Oct. 19. Pending
the adjustment of the . insuranoe officials
of the Colonial line , would make, no esti
mate toda-y of the damage to the cargo of
the steamer Concord, which caught fire
off Watch Hilt at 2 o'clock this morning,
and whose lit passengers, bound from
New York to this city, were, transferred
to the aetamer Mohegan- an4 brought
While the Hst of those rescued totalled
116,- there were several men who' took
hold of the hose lines with members of
the Concord's crew and stayed aboard to
tight the names. The Concord, trailing
me monegan, reacnea to is port in -safety.
me rescued passengers on their arrival
here commended Capt.. George O. Cobb
of the Concord and Capt Pred M. Hamlen
or the Mohegan- for their seamanship and
gallantry ana me captains in turn com.
pumented the passengers for their cool.
ness 'in the face of danger. .''"; .
me crew had to chop-through thi mm.
loan aecK to get at the blaze in a -forward
ireignt compartment. - The flames were
Drougnt. unaer control in a' little less than
two hours. The cause of the fire. has not
ueen aeiermmeo. . ,-'.-,
WEAK SPOT IX FABRIC. : : ' ;
-. CACSIID Bt RMNO OP AIRSHIP
i San Antonio,; Texas, Oct. 1J. The re
port of the board of officers who investi
gated the destruction of the army dir
igible C-2 at Brooks Field .. Tuesdav
morning, had been completed and is on
its way to: the chief of the air ser-ice
at .vyasnington .today.,,
A strong guest of wind added to
weak spot in the fabric were the causes
of the accident, , the board held. Rec
ommendations as to the future construc
tion of dirigibles to avoid similar acci
dents were included in the report.
Photographs taken just before the ship
caught fire, . while it was hanging on
the steel girders of the door are consid
ered an important part of the report for
tney-snow that the c-2 had been wreck
ed before the fire started. .
Aiajor H. A. Strauss, commander of
tne c-z will- depart for Washington in
a day or so. He is still walking on
cruicnes irom a sprained " ankle.
ARRESTER FOB DRUNKENNESS;
- . WOMAX ON HUNGER STRIKE
Hartford. Oct , 19. Lilla Prude-
home, 50 years old, arrested for drunk
enness, is on a hunger strike. at the po
nce, station. ... sne nas informed the po
lice that shei will not eat until released
and Jiaa refused a "parade
of temntlna 1
dishes. ' She denies ahe. rtr.,nlr t
she Is " lame ' and "walks that
don Times "in which he advocates putting
an end to the entente unless t France
changed her position. ' Surely the govern
ment will watch with a certain amount
of uneasiness .the development . of the
Bonar Law cabinet in its relations with
France. ; .--, .
The" change in the British government
probably wil lnot , delay -the. Near East
peace negotiations, it was 5aid here. In
fact, It might easily have the effect -of
hastening; both. the. .preliminary -'conferences
and the general gathering of peace
makers. 1 - .' : -
BRITISH CABINET ACTIOK , .
' , A SCKPB18E IX FEAJICE
. Paris, Oct.. IS (By, the A. P.). News
of the resigantion of Lloyd George and
his cabinet caused much excitement and
some surprise in. French political -circles,
but apparently ' no chagrin, .. .-. . , ; ;
The chamber " of ' deputies was ' in ses-sion-when
the: news arrived and spread
rapidly among the. members, r -Immediately
the excited deputies quit their benches,
leaving the orator of ,the . moment with
hardly -an ear lent to his discussion of the
anti-profitcerimi bill. . . ,
Hushing to . the , lobbies..- the 'deputies
gathered -in -little' groups and' discussed
the reports from London with various ex
pressions of feeling. ..By no stretch of
the Imagination could it be said that any
spir:t tot Mnedaneholy was . noticeable in
their reactions to the enws . of . Lloyd
George's downfalir - : .' :.-!" '.
As a matter of, fact,, the news was re
ceived with expressions of. Jor in many
quarters,, especially among the conserva
tive and center groups. The radicals and
socialists, seemed to fear that the future
British government might be reactionary
HHouard "Herriot, leader of the radicai
party said : -This may not.mean.the end
OT Lloyd George; probably he is just
drawing back in order to Jump further -
Andre Tardlue, the. former French high
commissioner to the tnited States ran to
a telehoen to tell Clemeoceau what had
happened. The Tiger's cook, answered the
nng and took the menage to the former
premier - Coming back to the telephone,
she said to M, Tardieu:
Monsieur, Clemen ecau
thank you." . .
.ys very well.
BKIAND BKLTBTES LLOTT)
GKOBCK MAT -COMB BACK-
Paris, Oct .19 By- the A. P.)."lt ui
a mistake to consider him definitely down.
He may come back." ; ; , . ; , 7.
Thus' spoke Aristide Briad f-..
Premier of France, when informed of the
resignation of David- Lloyd George. M.
Briand Bpoke feelingly of the eminent
services, rendered by the British premier
to the cause of France and her allies
" J"-'"8 Wlr "S1" Germany.
He added that Mr. Ltoyd w
trenl i achieving unity of com
the Salonika expedition .
FRENCH DEPUTIES VOTE
CONFIDENCE IN POXNCARE1
PaKi8; (By the A- 'POThe
chamber of deputies this v.i.in. L.
I vote of confidence to Premier Poincare's
vlZr ' . Bovernment-s -proposal
to begin discussion next Tuesday of the
budget. The vote was .389 in favor of
and 148. against the' proposal. :
! The vote Implies neither approval nor
criticism of the government's foreign- or
interior policy, ., -v V- ,,' -' ' .
MAT CATJSJ5 'DELAT i,; i 'ij'fi 1
"i "' OT PACE CONFERENCE
i Paris, Oct. 19 (By: the A'. P.)'. Lord
Curzon has informed rPremier-- Poincare
tliat owing to the-political; situation -in
England he thinks 'it impossible 'that the
Turkish peace conference can convere be
fore Nov. 13. - . , . .,,
Iri Curzon suggests Iusanttc as the
meeting place. . -
For ThaDry" Navy
British Protest of Ship Sei
ure is Intended to Become
Retroactive To Apply ; to
Previous Seizures. !
Washington, Oct. ' IS. Represents
tiona of the British government to the
state department, ' in protesting against
seizure beyond . the . three-mile- limit of
tie Canadian schooner fcimerald, Held
as a liquor smuggler suspect, were oi
wider scope, it was learned today, than
at first known. In addition to dealing
with the specific case -of the Emerald
the British communication presented
the : view, that . the- recent American
executive order limiting prohibition - en
forcement operations to --.territorial wa
ters should apply to ail previous seiz
ures of British craft where It bad: not
been established i as a - matter - of fact
that the' -vessel was en ding, contra
band ashore , in her own oats.
The. American answer, to this clarm
that, the government's present. . policy
should have retroactive -effect and auto
matically , release- - a . cons-.deraole num
ber of. British resBels seized as smug--
glers will he-deferred until official data
as to the Emerald case is a nana. -4 ne
state department transmitted the Brit
ish communication to the treasury de
partment today witi a request for a
statement of the facts of the Emerald
selsure. A detailed official report from
the officers responsible for ' the seixure
h not. reached treasury officials and
it may be ome days before the state
denartment can reply to the British
memorandum.' -. ...
The claim for retroactive effect of: the
administration's announced policy on
liquor smuggling seizures presents- a
possibility "of- complications" since some
of the cases involved are now iDetore
the, courts. It. is understood aere tnat
a number of the seizures made prior to
President Harding's order restricting
activities to the three-mile limit of ter
ritorial waters do not set up the claim
that the ship was in touch with shore
by means of her own toats. ' The Brit
ish memorandum' contends that euch
vessels automatically should e re
leased and any property taken aboard
them and also held should toe returned.
What legal grounds 3uch action might
establish for subsequent damage claims
against the - American government by
owners of craft which had been seize.
and released, no officials here oared to
In any event , ths . legality . under
American law and American . interpre
tation of international Jaw is In pro
cess of court determination: and a con
trolling decision may ibe handed down
before the questions raised , by the
British protest in- the Emerald case
nave - been "threshed out -in' a diplomatic
way.- - , - r---Y .-.,;.'--' '-
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MILLS MtBOIB INTETBTIGATIOJi
Jsew Brunswick, N.- J Oct. 19, '(By
the A. P.) The latest investigation in
to, the douibie-slaying of the Rev. Ed
ward Wheeler Hal and Eleanor Rein
bardt Mills, choir singer, which the au
thorities have been guarding - with such
secrecy, that they have considered it es
sential to remove their official head
quarters to Bouhdbrook,. N. J., leads di
rectly into the home of "one of the lead
ing families . of New Brunswick,"
county official said tonight. . .
I i .This . official declined . to permit ' his
identity to be revealed in ' connection
with the statement or the further com
ment that it -was on tlie promise of this
new investigation that Governor Ed
wards last week granted the county au
thorities-several days' grace in which
to continue their - inquiry without state
supervision. The official is known to be
very close to the county prosecutors
and remains the one local official in any
way 'connected with- the case in which
citizens of New Brunswick appear to
repose 'any substantial confidence.-
"The . authorities are in possession of
something' with which the public has
not- been acquainted and which is being
jeaiously guarded, he said. "Wo all
sincerely believe- that-, it contains the
solution .at the crime." . r -
Leas than , twenty-four hours after it
became known .'that . the county, prosecu
tors, through the obtaining of signed
statements, had built up a theory that
the couple were slain in a. vacant shed
more; than' four miles, from the spot
where, their bodies, were founS, the au
thorities were ridiculing, the story to
night:. '""'-. ' - - : I
.- "We're investigating it, - yes," - said j
Prosecutor- Beekman when he was ask
ed about.- this development, which con
cerned two- autoists who reported hear
ing screams for help-coming from the
barn. . "It seems highly improbable,
however." ' ' - .'..-;:
. "Ridiculous,"- was the only comment
Prosecutor Strieker would make.
Examination of the floor of the build
ing, which was formerly used as a
school,- is .said to have -failed .to -reveal
any trace of blood stains.' Asked about
the report that two handkerchiefs and
combs had. been found there, the police
were silent. They: pointed out that it
the: murders took place in this shed. It
would have been necessary to' carry the
bodies around or through New Bruns
wick, tor reach;the Phillips farm where
they .were found.
The" atrthorrUes admitted' that they
were attempting to trace the diary of
Mrs. ''Mills which, it : is . smid, ,she gave
to the rector In exchange for his. They
also said that- consideration . was being
given" to the possibility' that Mrs. Mills'
diary' in possession of the rector had
been a starting point of the crime, and
that the' establishing of the actual time
of its discovery among - his papers is
considered of great value in the case.
In tracing this clue the authorities
learned today that the man identified as
Edward Carpender, a cousin - of Mrs.
Hall's, was seen to leave the Hall home
on the -morning on - which the bodies
wars found, carrying a tray filled: with
what were said to be papers. , Carpen
der admitted being at the , Hall home,
but ' said that what he' took away were
the minister's vestments, which he said
he carried to . the -church. , :r -
HARRY F. MORSE. RELEASED .
;, ON.. WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS
Bridgeport, Oct. 19j Harry F. Morse,
charged with conspiracy -. to defraud
through use 'of ' UnitedVStates mails,' was
released today on a writ ot nabeas cor
pus: immediately, after , having, been
turned over to a United States marshal
for delivery to the federal authorities
of, tbe , New York ' district lor . trial
there,'- in - accordance with the decision
of ; United States CommissionerJ Lavery
here. - .7 . i';-. ,.. -.' - - . . 1 ' i ;
.The writ was " " issued' '. by Federal
Judge (Thomas who ordered - Morse to
appear in the United States court - in
Norwalk -November "10th to show cause
why the case against him should not be
tried in, the New York jurisdiction.
' AS5.000 bond was posted to insure
Morse's appearance' in the Iedera'.i.ourt,
r BRIEF TEIEGRAHS '
Aa ttxteaaloa i of . President ' Zbart'
tenure i of the office of chief executive
ot Germany until June 30, 1925, Is n6w
practically assured. . .
A beab tamra late a . frequented
street tn Belfast exploded, . wounding
four-, persons. Many others narrowly
escaped Injury. t
Two bombs- were thrown at a party mt
national soldiers In Wanhlngton street,
Cork. ' .None of the soldiers was- hu-,
but two little children were wounded..'
Praairla Behlatter, widely luwwa aa
LUm "King, ot HeaJers" who died tn a
rooming house in at. Louis, came to
his death as a result vt hemorrhages
induced fcy tuberculosis.
" A 30 per cent, stock dividend was
declared ,bv directors ot . the Ohio OH
company," another of the Standard Oil
graip. payable December 30 to stock ot
record December- 1.
-'-Wares' are breaking aver the three-
masted Britieh schooner Seaman A, O.,
Jersey City to St. John, N. LI., with hard
coal, which went ashore un How and
Pigs reef, Mass. Coast guards men
aid the vessel would be a total loss.
la the bye eieethm held at Newport,
England, for member - of the house of
commons, uae couservaitive candidate.
Clarry, polled 13.613 votes; the labor
He, Bowen,. 11,425. and . the liberal.
Moore, S,41. ..
. AeeOTdlBg te a deepateb te the Nip
pon Jiji, Japanese language newspaper
at- Honolulu, the soviet army has, cap
tured Nikolaevek, , from tie White
Guards and is marching on Vladlvos
General Pranciseo Mrrvia, awonpaa-
led by. a few followers, is attempting
to escape .the Mexican federal troops
and retreat across the international line
into . Texas, convinced of the complete
breakdown in his plans for a rebellion.
. Dr. Paal 8. Keinsch, eeoiuellor to
the Chinese government at Peking, ar
rived in Shangihai on a steamer from
Hankow, critically ill. Dr. Reinsch,
who is suffering from neurasthenia, has
been placed in a Shanghai hospital.
Seventeen members of j the Qolncy
(Mass.) Granite . Manufacturers' asso
ciation, acting independently of the or
ganization, signed agreements with the
granite cutters and the men will re
turn to work.
Mrs. Nellie Grant Jone. only daagh-
ter of General Ulysses S. Grant and
who" was a" White House bride in 1874
left an estate of $75,000 according to a
petition tor jotters of ahrtlniMtration
fried in. Chicago. She died there Au;.
The aadhrlded support of the con
gregation of Uhe First Prn -byterlan
church. New Tork. is given its preacher,
Dr. - Harry Emerson Fosdick. asrainst
whose liberalism charges have been
made by the Presfoytery of Philadel
Uhia.. - ' .,- . . - - -
Tbwent d elm an, of W In ted. a brake-
man in the employ of the Central New
yngiana railroad, was instantly killed
when he failed to observe the Woodland
street bridge, Hartford, as 'a box car
on which he was standing approached
it His head .struck a lower beam.
Mrs. Meda Hodell, 20-year-old widow.
wiho faces charges of murdering heA
huslband, Romie Hodell, and her father-in-law,
David Hodell,. poisoned tbe
latter at his own request, according to
testimony introduced by the state at
her trial in White Cloud, Mioh.
Ceroner J. J. Phelsa in Bridgeport
found John Roth of . Bridgeport, driver
of a lumber wagon, criminally respon
sible forjthe death of Edward Monsky,
one year old. The baby was playing
near his home in Fairfield on October
11, when run over.
Werd was received, in Dantrary of
the sudden death in Brooklyn. N. Y., of
Samuel L. Stevens, 32, of Danbury. Mr.
Stevens was a representative in the
general assembly of 19IS and was a
past, feresident of the state aerie of Ea
gles. - John Brephy. ' a prominent resident of
RidgeAeld, died at the age of 82. He
represented the town in the general as
sembly in 1893 and 1963, was- a county
commissioner for Fairfield county for
13 years, retiring two years aeo. -and
had served as a selectman of the town.
Fire hnadred persons ns eat of fall
in Bucharest, Rumania, after' being
confined during the three days of festivities-
that followed the coronation of
King Ferdinand and Queen Marie, v
eryone of whom the police had the
slightest suspicion was locked up dur
ing. the period of celebration.
A okanje that Hie RaoNo' Gorrr-
tion - ot America, the General Electric
oortipany and others have entered -. a
conspiracy . to obtain a monopoly ' of
wireless service and prevent Individual
use. of the. radio. Is made in a suit-filed
in United States district court by John
O. Yciser," Jr., of Omaba, ,
Efforts of the -Americas. Public
Health association . to . prolong the ex
pectancy of life which - now prevails
throughout the - United , States at least
20 years within the. next 50 years was
set as tbe goal of the association in
a 'resolution" adopted at the annual con
vention in Cleveland. . i
BaKHEBs BIDDING FOB. fl 06,000.000
LOAN TO THE ARGENTINE GOVT
' Washington, Oct. . 19 The govern
ment of' Argentina has received new
bids from American banking- firms for
a loan of about' 1100,000,000, it was
learned here today. . A loan of $212,
000,000 recently . was contracted by the
Argentine government: with Blair
Company -of New York, but it failed of
ratification by the congress of Argen
tina. , . . '
With a $50,000,000 loan maturing at
the end of this year and the need of
additional funds by the new adminis
tration of . Argentina, a new . financial
operation is considered necessary. It is
understood . negotiations . for the new
loan are being made on conditions and
for an amount which will insure ap
proval ; by the government of Argen
tina., . , . .....
"SAT IT WITH A QUART" OP
" ,. HNADTJI.TE-RA.TEI ICS CREAM
' Cleveland,'.: Oct 19. Manufacturers
of ice . cream .may persuade their cus
tomers to "say it A with,- a quart" but
there is a certain code of ethics which
they must follow and which was adopt
ed here today at their closing session of
the National ' Association -- of Ice Cream
Manufacturers, r - . .
-' The - code provides there must be no
commercial bribery.; adulteration ot, the
product false advertising or trade boy
Charles -G. Morris, .of -New- Haven.
Conn,, was - elected president
MX FALL OF THE
MUllSTRY AFFECTS THE U.
Will Cause a Delay in the British Debt Funding Negolia
1 tion The Near Eastern Policy of Whatever PolltitU
Combination Controls the British Government Will If
a Matter of Concern in Washington The United Stale
May be' Thrown Back Upon the Limits of Its Own Ca
pitulations With Turkey, Thus Limiting the Rights of
Americans to Commercial Concessions in Turkish Ter
ritory. .. ; '.'" '
Washington, Oct 1. (By the A. P.J
Fall of tho Lloyd George government
gripped the attention of official circles
here today, both governmental and di
plomatic, although no direct Immediate
effect of the change in the British mln
istrv further than additional delay in
the British debt funding negotiations
was expected to be apparent , In rela
tione between the United States and
Great Britain. - The Ijondon cabinet
crisis is full of possible futiire com
plications for all other governments In
cluding the L'niied States, however, and
a clear understanding of what is ahead.
It was said, diended very largely on
tne progress made toy Premier Desig
nate Bonar Law in his attempt to form
a new cabinet. - -
The Immediate result of ' the crisis
already felt in Washington is the post
ponement of the coming to this country
ot ihe British debt commission headed
by Sir Robert Home, chancellor of the
exchequer in the Lloyd George govern
ment Sir Robert was to have sailed
for the United States a week io. ac
companied by Montague Norman, direc
tor of the Bank - of England, but the
cabinet crisis was then Impending and
departure was delayed on that account
Preparations for ' discussion of ths
problem of refunding the British war
debt to the United States through is
sues of long term British aecuritiea had
lieen "made by the treasury and state
departments. It appeared doubtful, to
officials here today, however, when th.
political situation In London would be
sufficiently clarified to permit a British
commissio nto be sent. There ts little
doutx here that ultimately the refund
ing negotiation will be carried out
practically along the lines already map-
pea out, although it Is admitted that a
new cabinet arising after a general
election might change British. 'policy as
to war debt refunding. : ..
Another possBile direct element m the
situation affecting the United State is
the stattrs of Ambassador Geddes. In
recent years the British government has
selected for certain ' important diplo
matic service, Ambassador. Geddes Is
of this grotro as was hl predecessor.
Lord Reading, although the late Sir Ce
cil Spring Rice, war-time ambassador
Washington, was of the regular di
plomatic service.' .
Naturally .men specially selected by
a government for particular dirtomatie
posts are more affected by the political
vicissitudes of the government which
appointed, them -than would be the di
plomats who have made that work their
GEN, PERSHING ENTERTAINED
-.- ' BY THE AMERICAN LEGION
New Orleans, La., Oct 19. (By The
A. P.) The American Legion after a
long business session. In which a reso
lution was adopted criticlsina- severelv
Brigadier General Charles E. Sawyer,
in spite of the protest of the legion's hos
pitalization commissioner, . A. A.
Sprague, of Chicago, tonight entertained
General John J. Pershing, head -of the
army in France, and made last minute
preparations tor the contest tomorrow
for the election of the national officers.
Out of the names of a multitude of can
didates for the national commandership.
those of William F. Decgan, of New York
and Alvin M. Owsley, of Denton, Tex
as, stood forth most prominently, if the
gossip of the lobbies and committee
rooms was any indication.
Owsley, in his .report as head of the
Legion's Americanization commission
had laid stress upon what he terms the
necessity for 100 per crnt American
ism, 'total exclusion of immigrants : from
this country for an indefinite period, cor
rection of alleged deficiencies in text
books in '.dealing with the war, with the
result that the Germans hve been giv
en too - favorable - a report, according to
Mr. -Owsley. Iecgan has. chosen as his
principal policy, a continuation of the
bonus fight. - - '., '
-Both endorse the policy and the record
of Han ford MacNider, the present com
mander. .Matthew Murphy, of Birmingham, All.,
whose name' waa suggested several days
ago by Milton J. Foreman, of Chicago,
as a promising can did at o had practical
ly withdrawn from the race tonight'
Anotiier name which continues to be
discus id is that of Joseph F. Thomp
son, of Wilkesbarre. Pa., a former' state
commander of the legioin in that state.
-. It was hinted tonight that a resolu
tion calling for definite action on behalf
of , universal peace, might be introduced
tomorrow by legionnaires who are also
members of the inter-allied veterans'
Although the inter-allied veterans
formally concluded their . convention on
Monday, an executive committee of the
organization empowered by the conven
tion to take what action it deemed ex
pedient toward forwarding world peace,
has been in session here all day today,
and is expected to make a statement
covering its positiaon. ' -
A resolution demanding the removal
of Brigadier-General 'Charles E. Sawyer
President Harding's personal physician
from the post of chief co-ordinator of the
federal hospitalization board was adopt
ed by the convention today . by a vote
01 ev to 37a. ... .
Major A. A. Sprague, of Chicago, men-
tioned as a candidate for the position
of national commander, vainly, tried -to
stem tne uae against Dr. Sawyer.
Sprague precipitated the issue Several
weeks ago by a bitter attack on Saw
yer out pleaded today with -the conven
"wit w give x;r. sawyer -a cnance" on
the bitter's promise of co-operation with
tne legion s . rehabilitation committee.
The suggestion by Delegate Bettman
of Ohio, that a repudiation of Dr. Saw
yer would nurt the cause of the rila.
bled veterans and make President Hard
ing "sore'.' was. greeted with hoots and
jeers, mingiea wtin . applause.
- It was during . the . Impaae Iting - of - a
jury mat me following colloquy cccurred
-you are a property holder?" "Yes, your
honor." "Married or single?" "I have bees
married for five years, ' your honor."
-wave you rorroed or expressed
opinion? apt ror five years, your
life business regardless of politic'
eliancs In their own countries. If p-
lcies of the London government are r
be radically rbamred as a result vf C
crisis, possibly ambassadors selectni ';
was Sir Auckland Geddes may be t
The United Statea government as
has very direct interests 'in the- net
eastern situation, which contributed 1
ths cabinet crisis. Through Scretai
hughes, the broad purposes ; of te
Lloyd George policy In the near east
establishment of the freedom of th
Turkish straits and guarantees of pre
tection for racial and religious minor!
ties in Turkey have been endorsed b;
the United States government Witi
the political questions which are in
volved in determining the method ot se-
curimt those purposes. however, thi
Washington govern mf-nt hu disclaim
It is evident that the near eastern
policy of whatever political combina
tion controls, the Brstlah government
will be a matter ot concern in Wash
ington. This is particularly true inas
much as the rlgntsa of Americans hi
Turkish territory rm. In part upon the
treaty obligations ptweea Turkey an 4
other governments, t
The United KtatAs has under the ca
pitulations with Tiirkey provided for
certain immunities and protections for,
American cltiaensi in Turkey. British,
French and other ear-ltulations treaties
with Turkey are of wider scope than the
American agreement however, and
American citiaeidi have enjoyed th
same right as' other foreign nations
ii Turkey par'y as the result of the fa-1
vored natioivAause of the American-'
1 -urn isu treTj which made provlsioni -of
the otherWajntulations apply equal- ',
ly to Americana.
The American capitulations, in ths ,
view, of the Washington government ,
were not articled ty the war. as the
UnHed States 1 and Turkey were not at .
war with each, other. By international ,
rule, -however, (the British and other
treaties with r Turkey ended with, the
declarations of war against that conn
try. If the forthcoming Britten ' gov
ernment does , not insist in dealing: with
the near eastern situation upon all ot
the o'.d British capitulatory rights in
Turkey, the United States would be
thrown back upon the limits of its own
treaty of capitulations with Turkey.
Broadly speaking. It is said, the matters
involved in such a situation are of a
commercial nature such aa concessions
in Turkish terrStory.
CRONKHITE MCRDER SUSPECT
IS HELD IN S4.vS BAIL
New Tork.' Oct 19. Federal Judge
Learned Hand late today fixed bail of
(40,000 for Captain Robert Rosenbluth
who was arrested here on a warrant
for his removal to Tacoma, Washn., to
face aa indictment charming him witi
complicity with Roland W. Pothier, of
Providence. R, L. in the slaying on Oct
25. 1918, of Major Alexander P. Cronk
hite in Camp Lewis, Washn. Judge
Hand said that the present Indictment
warranted heavier bail than the $24
000, fixed when Rosenbluth was first
arrested in 192L
Jonah - J. Goldstein, Rosenbluth !
counsel, said that he would fight remo
val proceedings and would ask for a
writ of habeas corpus if his fight wer
unavailing. The complaint on which
Kaaenbluth was arrested, . charged him
with having ' wilfully and maliciously
assaulted Major Cronkhite and with
having commanded Pothier to kill htm.
The original case against the twa
men was dropped when Attorney General-
Daugherty. after invest uration oi
the evidence, declared it insufficient t
In prepare-i statements issued today
by Rosenbluth and his counsel, it wat
declared that "this unwarranted indict
ment is an effort to remove the case as
part , of ' the impeachment proceedings
instituted against Attorney General
Daugherty and to block a congressional
inquiry as rerueetcd by the veteraas of
- - MURDER OF CRONKHITE
Providence. R. I, Oct 19. Roland R.
Pothier, former army sergeant arrest
ed in Central Falls today, on a first degree-murder
charge in connection with
the killing of Major Alexander P.
Cronkhlte at Camp Lewis, Washa, Oc
tober .25,. 1918. was committed to jail
late this afternooa without bond and
tomorrow will be brought before Fed
eral Judge Arthur L. Brown on removal
proceedings. - An offense of murder la
bailable under federal procedure, and
counsel for Pothier is expeated to ask
Judge Brown to fix bail for tbe prison
er's -release here pending trial In Taco
ma. Judge Brown, if he does fix bail, is
expected to make the amount of surety
so high Jt will be impossible for the de
fendant to obtain bond. In default of
bail before the court Pothier would bs
immediately sent to Tacoma.
WRIT OF ERROR FILED' BT
.COUNSEL FOB MRS. GfBEB&os .
Trenton," N. J.. Oct 19. Counsel foi
Mrs. Ivy Giberson today filed In supreme
court here a writ of error, acting as a
stay of execution of the rife imprisonment
sentence imposed on her at Toms River
last night after she had been convicted
ot the murder of her husband, William.
The assignment of error detailing Just
which points upon which the case la ap
pealed to the supreme court will be filed .
later.. Arguments will be held at the No
vember term of the supreme court.
If the supreme court dismisses the ap
peal, the decision may be reviewed by the
court of errors and appeals, the highest
in- the state. This course la permissible
because the death penalty is not involved.
If the' sentence had bees death, the ap
peal would have been taken directly to
the court of errors. -
dlvostock. ecrordiiur to
patch received in Tokio ry a eirwiitoua