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NEW YORK, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1920. lrST. 28 PAGES. S PRICE TWO CENT3.J t
slash mm BILLS
TO THE BARE NECESSITIES;
CUT DOWN THE DEFICIT
Forcing Washington to Do
What the People Are Doing
Will Avert Calamity.
U. S. Chamber of Commerce
in Referendum Favors Out
right Sale of Smaller Vessels.
By Martin Green.
(Special Staff Correspondent of The
WASHINGTON', Fob. "6. The ac
tion of the House committee In aban
doning tho compulsory military train
Ins featuro of tho bill for the for
mation of a military establishment
marks a big saving In that It will
prevent tho expenditure next year'of
In excess of 4600,000,000. But this sav
ing was anticipated because tho mem-,
ben of Congress feel that the com
pulsory military training feature Is
unpopulnr nt this time. Tho compul
sory military training expense will be
saved not becauso Congress was, ac
tuated In a dcslro to save money, but
because of the probability that the
political party which passed the
measure would bo punished at tho
polls in tho noxt election, especially
' In tho Mlddlo West and tho Far
Ordinarily a prospective saving of
J60O.00O.O00 in ono item would arouso
tho belief that there might be some
hope that tho current deficit of $3,005.
000,000 would bo reduced and a fur
ther dollcit at tho end of tho next
fiscal year bo forestalled. But, as I
have pointed out, it is not enough to
cut out entiroly or reduce demands
for appropriations for new projects.
It Is absolutely neccwary to put tho
Government on tho samo basis that
the people are on tho basis of getting
along with actual necessities.
Although tbo Senate Commerce Com
mute has committed itself to tho
policy of Government reconditioning
of the seized German ships at a cost
of probably seventy-live millions of
dollars, whioh policy, if carried out.
would ultimately lead to tho Govern
mnt ownership and operation of tho
merchant marine at a cost to tax
payers of half a billion dollars a year,
tho question of realizing something
on tho Shipping Board and ending
ite career of extravagant expense Is
Impressed by tho necessity of cut
Vtag two billions and a half from tho
estimated cost of Government for tho
next year, members of both Houses,
after figuring on every line of reduc
tion thoy can forsee, arc forced to
consldoraUon of The Evening World's
suggestion that the Shipping Board
and the Emergency Fleet Corporation,
as they are at present constituted, tjo
eliminated; that tho properties of tho
board and the" corporation bo sold.
This action -would result In saving at
least two billions of dollars and, with
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ST. GEORGE CAR
HITS BUS; 4 HURT
Brakes Fail on Slippery Rails, Is
Gxplanation of Trolley Com
pany No Arrests.
A bus running from Richmond to St.
George nnd a trolley cur of tho Rich
mond Light and Railroad Company col
lldcd In front of the Corn Exchange
Bank, St. George, this morning. Both
vehicles were crowded. Four persona In
the bus wcro cut by flying glass, and
oho, Antonio Veloeh. of No. 303 Central
Avenue, Richmond, was taken to Stnten
Island Hospital minerlng from con
tuslons of the face and hack.
Officials of the trolley company said
that the brakes failed because of the
slippery condition of tho rails. No r
reiti wero made.
SHIP BOARD. H VLttl1 TIILOUH
NAMING OF COLBY
iiAv nnr Aiii mm mm
SUPPORT OF HOOVER
Appointment of Crane Another
Indication President Is Not
Clinging to Party Men.
By David Laurence.
(Special Correspondent of The Eve
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (Copyright.
1920). President Wilson docs not in-
'end to eke out the remaining twelve
months of his term In monotonous
reverence for party tradition or the
comforts of avoiding quarrels and
controversies with his political op
ponents who control Congress.
The appointment of Balabrldge
Colby aa Secretary of State has start
ed a heavy flow of gossip and cloak
room threats that may define more
clearly than ever beforo whether or
not the Scnato has any real control
over the kind of Cabinet officers a
President may select to manage the
big departments of the Government.
Plainly, thero are Democrats as
well as Republicans In tho Senate
who do not like tho nomination of Mr.
Citby, but if anything aggrcssivo is
done it will naturally be by the Re
REASON FOR ATTACKING COLBY
DIFFICULT TO FIND.
Hut tho ground on which to base
objections to Mr. Colby's conflrmat'nn
Is difficult to find this political you-.
Were Senate I tf publicans to say Mr.
Colby has boon too antl-Britlsh, they
would nnd their newly acquired Irish
supporters looking askanoo at them.
Wcro Senato Republicans to. argue
that Mr. Colby Is inexperienced for
tho job or unsultod temperamcn'a'ly
for tho post, they lay thomselves open
to attack by Democrats who might
say tho Republican conservatives are
so conservative that they wouldn't
even voto for tho confirmation o a
DroCTcsslve Republican. In tho end
Mr. Colby will bo confirmed, but it
would not bo surprising to una a
resolution adopted expressing the
Senatu's opinion of tbo choice.
There arc Senators, on tho other
hand, who think It Is about timo to
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DISOWNED BY BRYAN
AND PENROSE, TOO,
HOOVER BEARS UP
'Now Let's Get On With Issues,"
He Says After He Is "Read
Out" by Hearst, Also.
ttW13 aro making decided
w progress toward tho
determination of tho
attltudo of tho great political
parties on tho solutions of tho
great business and social Issues
for the next election," said Her
bert Hoover to-day.
"For instance Mr. Penroso has
declared that I am not his kind
of a Republican. Mr. Bryan has
declared I am not his kind of a
Democrat. Mr. Hearst has de
clared I have not his variety of
patriotism. I at onco agrco with
"Having now disposed of this
momentous matter let us get on
with tho issues our methods of,
taxation, tor Instance,"
ARNSTEIN IN CLEVELAND TUESDA
TRAPPED BY FIRE,
LIVES OF FRIENDS
Blaze Follows Rescuer So
Quickly He Is Forced to
Flee to Roof.
PULL'S TWO TO SAFETY.
Sabatino Drags Pair Up From
Fire Escape in Midst of
When Policeman Posquale Sabatino
saw a Are in the old three-story
building at No. 44! Washington
Street, corner of Desbrosscs, at 5.30
M. to-day he remembered that his
two friends, Angelo Luzzlo, forty, and
brother Annlcllo, forty-three, slept on
tho top floor In the rooms of the old
After sending an alarm, the police
man broke the street door, passed the
fire under the stairs between tho sec
ond and third floors and rapped on
the door of the sleeping men. Instead
of opening It, they became panic
stricken and jumped out the window
to the lire escape.
Tho fire followed tho policeman so
rapidly he was nearly overcomo while
hammering on .tho door and had to
run up and forco tho scuttle to tho
roof, where ho lay almost exhausted
for several minutes. -
Tho men on tho fire escape wero
only a fow feet below the roof, and
heir cries became louder as tho
flames and smoko darted out the
window, under thorn and cut off their
escape. Sabatino lay on his stomach,
looucd over tho edge of tho roof and
Seizing Angolo's hands, the nolice-
man lifted the ICO-pound refugee to
tho roof, and tho two together saved
Annlcllo, weighing fSO pounds. In tfie
same way. By that time firemen had
the blaze out, and tho three men wero
able to get down by the stairs. Sa
batino later became so 111 from tho
smoko he bad swallowed he had to
report sick and go home.
TO BOX N. Y. POLICE
Anthony Drexel Diddle Arranging
to Be Held Here.
Anthony Drexol Diddle, President of
tho International Sporting Club, Is ar
ranging a boxing tournament between
the best hair dozen men on the New
York police forco and a similar number
of picked boxers from the London "bob-
bios." Mr. HMdle to-day despatched an
Invitation to tho Now York forct and It
was sent out m an omcial bulletin. All
under thirty years of age' and weighing
more than 175 pounds are invited to go
into training lor the elimination con
tests, which are to be held during the
The final contests will bo held In Now
York some time In October.
CONTRACTOR SUES 0. H. KAHN
Additional Hill of l'srtlpnlari Klleil
In :M,33H Artlon.
Edward Margollcs, a contractor of No,
l'J Bast 33d Street, to-day filed on addl
tlonal bill of particulars In his suit
against Otto IL Kahn of Kuhn, Loob &
Co., bankers, to collect UM.OiS he al
leges Is duo him for renovation of tho
Margollcs siatea a contract was mido
In May, 1917. A change of architects
caused a cessation of work, but Mar
colics declared he was to do special work
costing laa.uuu. lie nas ncen paid 111,
;u. ne says.
Mr. Kalin has meg q general denial
INDICTED AS PROFITEERS.
SYRACUSE. N. Y.. Feb. 2C Tho
John C. Myers and Cottrcll & Leon
ard, two of Albany's lending retail
concerns, wero Indicted to-day on
profiteering charges by n Federal
Clrand Jury nt Albany, according to
Assistant United States District Attor
ney Cregg of Syrucuse. who presented
rho Schenectady Clothing Comnnnv
nnd the lJalwwln Hhoe Storu also were
reported Indicted. The concerns nro
charged with "high and unreasonable
profits In tho sale ul hIiocm und cloth
ing," according lo Mr. Cregg.
(Racing Entries on Pa 2.)
Bond Plot Fugitive's Wife Baf
fles Lawyers at Federal
SEEN LAST TUESDAY.
Attorney Says He Met Missing
Man Then in
Eugene F. McCec. attorney for
'Nlcky"Ar8teln. who is wanted as
the master mind" in the 15.000.000
bond theft plot, admitted on tho
stand before Judge Augustus N. Hand
in the Federal Court this afternoon.
that he had talked to the mi string
man In the Wlnton Hotel in Cleve
land. O.. lost Tuesday night.
The attorney denied that he had
brought Arnstein back with him to
New York 'on his return to this city.
McRce said that Arnstein called up
his partner. William J. Fallon, by
long distance phone Saturday or Sun
day and that Monday night he. Mc
Gce, left here, for Cioveiand..-3'h era
ho met and talked the situation over
with Arnstein in the lobby of tho
Winton Hotel. He was retained in tho
bankruptcy case and In "possible
criminal proceeding which might fol
He said ho was authorized to nego
tiate for the surrender of Arnstein
provided the ball was fixed at not
more than J50.000.
Tho following day, Wednesday, ho
met Miss Rrice at the Hotel Commo
dore and told her ho had been re
tained as counsel for her husband.
"Don't tell me where he Is," Miss
Brloe is quoted by McC.eo as (having
said. "I don't want to Know now.
He did not tell her.
Under cross-examination, Mr. Mc-
Gee denied that he had told Assistant
District Attorney Dooling that ho
could furnish $50,000 ball or that ha
had that amount of security ready.
He said that If bail In that sum had
been agreed upon he would havei
tried to raise it. Mr. McGco denied
that ho knew where Arnstein was at
this time, and also denied that he
had received any fee from him during
the past week.
McGvo was testifying on an ordor
obtained by Saul 8. Myers, attorney
fof tho National Surety Cominny, nnd
Bdward H. Chllds, receiver In bank
ruptcy for Arnstein, after ho had
flatly refused to answer questions
put to him at a hearing beforo Special
Commissioner In Bankruptcy Alex
and or Gilchrist, nt which ho had np
peared as attorney for Mlaa Fannie
When Miss Brlco took the stand sho
declared that she did not .uiow
where Arnstein is, and that sho had
nat heard from him since Fob. 12. She
was asked how sho happened to go
to Attorneys Fallon and Mntfee.
This question started n wrangle. In
the courso of which Myers questioned
the right of McGce to be present.
Commissioner Gilchrist overruled tho
objections and ordered tho question
Tho witness then said that McGee
had called her up, and that sho was
suspicious of his claims to" be her
husband's attorney at first, but that
(Continued on Second Page.)
UNION CHIEFS ASK
VETO OF RAIL BILL
Delegation Takes Formal Memorial
to the President at White
WASHINGTON. Fob. :. A dclg.
tlon of fifteen railway union officials
called at thu White House shortly be
fore noon to-dny.
Timothy Slit a. one of the delegates,
I said they hud brought a memorial re
questing 1'icaidcnt Wilson to veto the
MBS BRiCE INSISTS
SHE DOESN'T KNOW
WHERE ARNSTEIN IS
FANNIE BRICE, ON
WITNESS STAND AT
"PURE SHOE" BILL
REQUIRES LABEL ON
'Afermjiy Gets Measure Intended
to Protect Purchaser From
ALBANY, Fob. 26.
A "PURE SHOE" bill was
Introduced In tho Assem
Tho bill, sponsored by Assem
blyman Cnulfleld, provides that
shoes which aro sold as all
leather must in fact bo all
leather. If a shoo Is mado of
leather substitutes tho fact must
be so stated when tho shoes aro
sold. This statement would be In
tho form of a tag attached to tho
shoo Indicating tho materials
CITY TAX RATE TO
GET SLIGHT CUT.
Comptroller Says Reduction in
Some Boroughs May Be
Comptroller Craig announced to-day
that there will lie slight reductions In
the city's tax rates which wcro given
out by tho Finance Department last
Mr. .Crulg declared there would be a
cut of one point In at least two boroughs
and thought In one or two boroughs the
rates would shrink from ono or two
points. Ho did not name the boroughs
where the rates wllb bo lower.
BRAZIL WILL SEND 60
MEN TO OLYMPICS
Government Will Contribute to
$90,000 Fund to Transport
Team to Antwerp.
RIO JANEIRO. Feb. 23. Thn nr.u.
Inn Snorts Confederation and tlm nivn.
Committee havo resolved tn on,l ,.
delegation of sixty athletog to tho Olym
pic games ui Antwerp mis summer.
They have opened a credit of J90.000.
holding mai mo spons win Dene lit
Tim unvernmcnt will contributn tn th
ru ml snd transport tho nthlotea on one
of the nation's steamers. The Ilrazllhin
tcajn win parwMpmo in nitr polo and
football, in both of which ports llruzil
inn. are the ehniiililons of South A,.,..,.
ics. swimming, rowing, tennis, hockey.
boxing, wrusitiiB. cycling and gym
nastics. GASOLINE NOT UP IN N. Y.
Wholonlr I'rlfe In Till. fjj
iiiiiIii at -'I I-'- I'rnla,
Thero has been no Incruuso In tho
prlco of gusulliii! in New Vorlt city,
... - i.oi ntlxf. ll'Mit Hpturnl
1I1D lap . . ..v-f,n llgo.
Tho Stnnuaru uu company rulscil Its
Lrica in New Jcrsej lesterday. but ih
'price in that one Is still liwa than that
tn th best of home 'n America Im
pelled I'pintoisn Oilvs Uil Is too .uud.rJ
ult oU. JLdvU
THREE NATIONS TO
Moscow Announces That Notes
Have Been Sent to U. S.,
Japan and Roumania.
WHITE ARMY WIPED OUT
Thousands of Anti-Red Troops
Said to Have Died
LONDON; Feb. II Tho Soviet
Commissary of Foreign Affairs has
despatched notes to tho United
States, Japan and Roumania, offer
ing them pcaco with Soviet Russia,
according to a wireless despatch
from Moscow received hero to-day.
Another Moscow wireless says tho
Tolstoy antl-Bolshevlk army has
been defeated by Soviet troops in the
region of Gurlev, near tho mouth of
tho Ural Rlvor.
Thousands of tho White troops dld
In their retreat over tho waterless
steppes toward tho Caspian Sea. Tbo
despatch asserted that tbo White
armies In this district now havo boon
"WASHINGTON, Fob. 18. State De
partment officials said to-day they
had not received any communication
from tho Russian Soviet Government
proposing poaco with tho United
In the story of an interview which
Lincoln Eyre had with Lenlne, pub
lished In The World last Saturday,
the correspondent quoted the Soviet
dictator aa Baying:
"Wo shall need American manu
factures locomotives, automobiles,
&a more than thoso of any other
country. All tho world knows that
wo aro proparod to mako peace on
terms tho( fairness of which oven tho
most - Imperialistic capitalist could
not dispute. I know of no reason
why a Socialist commonwealth llko
ours cannot do business Indefinitely
with capitalistic countries."
In an interview with Trotzky pub
lished yesterday Mr. I3yro quoted him
as saying: "Our military successes
have not blinded us to our need of
A special cable dispatch from
Paris yesterday said It was tho opuv
Ion then that If tho London confer.
enco of Premiers succeeded in reach
ing a dcfinlto policy on peace with
Russia Tho Now Tork World would
bo entitled to a large share In tho
credit. Diplomats there saw In Lin
coln Byro's interviow with Lcnine an
extremely timely and important doc
BILL WOULD REMOVE
ALL RESTRICTIONS ON
Women at work
Assemblyman Asserts They Are No
Longer Wards of State and Should
Have Labor Equalities.
AXdlAHY, N. Y.. Fob. 26.
RIWTWCTIONH on tho ac
tivities of women In In
dustrial Ufo would bo re
moved If a bill Introduced by
Assemblyman lletts becomes
law. Tho measure would amend
tho labor law. striking out tho
sections defining occupations
barred to women.
"Women are no longer wurds
of tho Statu," Ut'tU suid. "Thuy
aro citUens and should enjoy
comnlcto cltlsenshtp on equality
with men this Includes indus
a..tl far to day. ThurJa. Ptb. ;
KoaJl 1'hllail.lnHU chicken. Atuffrd. unit
auDltf tauro. 63c : bolUd bvsf and horsu
riTilua uca, 30c. I tabic d'hol dlnn.r.
NEW YORK WOMEN IN EIGHT 1
ON TWO WOMEN NAMED ON I
' "BIG FOUR" OF DEMOCRAT!
Fail to Meet With Men When Statf
Convention Opens in Effort to
Reach Agreement on Their TwS
ALBANY, Feb. 26. -The platform of the New York Slate Dermis
crats, as presented to the unofficial
dare that the party In New York
tion by Federal amendment." Such
rarty beHeves "to be an unreasonable interference with the riehts'S,
The platform urged Immediate
the League of Nations "without destructive reservations."
It also urged Immediate reduction of tax burdens, errfnnchisement.
of all women, endorsed the war record of the party and advocated ad!
justment of t'ne relations of capital
The platform also endorsed the
and criticised Senator Wadsworth
jltA ,tt.1n. U1L.. 1 11. - r .
wiiw uuiuyuiiy tu uic juvcmmcni must Dc met by an educational
campaign, stating the principles of the Democratic Party "are the best
safeguard against the Bourbons and the Bolsheviks." '
By Joseph S. Jordan, 6
(Special Staff Correspondent of Tho Ev.nlnfj World.) $
ALBANY. N. Y., Feb. 26. The unofficial Democratic State Convwi
tion finally got under way this afternoon with anything but 'carmoay.
in me ranns. i ne slate comprising
vention is apparently satisfactory, but
wet plank in the platform.
The slate of the "Big Four"
Gov. Alfred E. Smith, accredited to
of Buffalo; Miss Elisabeth Marbury,
May Mills, of Syracuse. v
State Chairman W. W. Farley, be-
fore calling the unofficial State Con
vention to order, requested the women
delegates to meet separately. It was
to be an executive meeting, called, it
was believed, to give the women a
chance to deoide upon their delegates
at large, the vote of the women's
committee of yesterday having been
MAY MOVE WHISKEY
IF YOU MOVE HOME,
IS FEDERAL RULING.
Legal For Owners to Take Their
Private Stocks to Summer Re
sorts and Back Again.
WASHINGTON, Fob. 26. When
you move your homo you may
tnovo your booze. Commissioner of
Internal Revenue Roper has ruled,
though tbo formal omcial decision
has not been mode public
It la a boon particularly to
United States Senators and Repre
sentatives and tho wealthy or
others having two or mora domi
ciles many of whom have already
taken advantage of the ruling.
It is held that, as it is legal for
a person to have Intoxicants In
his domicile. It Is legal to tnovo
It whon the domicile la changed,
regardless of Interstate or other
commerce, without a-permit, and
without household goods or bag
gago If desired.
Tho ruling affects, among oth
ers, clubmen who havo supplies
at tho club and may want to
tnovo Uiom to seashoro or moun
tain, or others who migrate from
ono homo to another, according
to tho seasons. In other words,
liko tho Constitution follows the
flag, so a man's liquor supply
may follow his legitimate chunsq
ot residence. i
TATCK BEI.L-AN9 AVTEB MEALS and Me
Ww 1m GOOD DIGMTION ntsss roil im. AJrfc
State Convention here to-day, &
is "unalterably opposed to Prohibit
Prohibition, the platform says,, the
ratification of the Peace Treaty and
and labor. ' nt
administration of Governor SmiifS
for opposing equal suffrage. It de
i . . . . ... 4
the "Big Four" to the National Chrii
a bitter fight Is promised over tiyl
which Is certain to r fhmntf,
New York City; Louis E. Desbecke$
of New York City, anoVMiss Harriet
protested by tho New York City meexH
WOMEN DELEGATES ARE CAUfcS
INQ THE TROUBLE.
At 3 o'clock tho convention hail w&
only fairly well filed and OhalrmoSt
Francis cullen toyed with his guTejJ
but was prevented from using it by?S
uew lot or trouble started byChirln
iui pujf n --giris.-Mrs.
. .. i .
fused to be "programmed" Zi
off tho ticket A batch of womT
undertook to "reason" with her. They
t'reasoned" with her for an hour aid
them, getting tired of "reasoning"
cot together and declared themselves
for Miss Klisabeth llarbury and Ml35
Harriet May Mills.
Rov. Father Farley opened tbo
proceedings with a prayer and Secro!
tary Hoyt read tho list of delegated
Chairman Cullen was IntroduciS
by Mrs. Mar Morse.
"Tho Democratic Party,' said Sffi
Cullen. "has successfully guided ifj
part of tho war. It now lg the dul?
of tho Democ ratio Party to sustain
tho sovon years of its admlnlstratilS
against tho harping of partisan
"Democrats have a pardonable oride
In tho accomplishment of their pari
We had to send men and tho raunj
Hons ot war 3,000 miles across tn
seas. This was tho accompllshme
of America, but wo must not forge
tho hard work that gained It, that
the man In tho White House.
"Wo must not forget that DemdS
racy gave him to Americans su)
America gavo him to tho world. S
lucre ncio iuuiijr iiiguia vi mir
In Washington, ln tho homes of
loaders of tho country who bad cbargt
of tho war. Wo will not take awij
from America that this wna America
war and that every American r5
sponded and did his duty, but
fact remains that it waa a Demoi '
cratlo administration that carried ij
out It was a Democratic Preside
who declared It and carried, tt
to Its end.
"Tho waj Is ore? and yoi
. . ...