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HARDING AT CAPITAL; MAY VISIT WIL
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VOL. LXI. NO. 21,678
President-'Elect's Train Reaches
Washington Half an Hour
Ahead of Time.
READY FOR INAUGURAL.
Final Arrangements Made for a
Modest Ceremony at Noon
WASHINGTON, March S. -President-Elect
Harding reached Washing
ton at 1 o'clock this afternoon and
wentJtokc$nierence -wlth Inaugural
officials' on' details of to-morrow's
Although the Presidential (special
reached the capitals half hour ahead
ot schedule, a large crowd greeted
the (Prestdent-E2ect as he walked out
through the President's entrance of
the station. Smiling and bowing ho
cUmbed into an automobile and was
driven to a downtown hotel "where he
and 'Mrs. Harding will remain over
In hla conferences with inaugura
tion officials it la understood the
question of a call of courtesy on
President 'Wilson 'was dlsoussed. Be
fore 2ie conference began Sir. Hard
ing indicated that he -would be guidod
in this and other details by sugges
tions from the committee.
Vice-President-elect and Mrs. Cal
vin CooUdge as well as the Commis
si oners of the District of Columbia
Government "were at the station to
welcome the President-elect and Mrs.
Harding la the President's room. Sir.
scad lira. Coolidge accompanied Mr.
ad Mrs, Harding to the new Willard
Immediately after the arrival of the
party there. Mr. Harding began a
aeries of conferences with his ad
vises!. His first visitor was James J.
Davis of Pittsburgh, -whose appoint
ment as Secretary of Labor, was an
nounced by Mr. Harding while en
root to Washington. The Republican
National Committee had been in ses
sion at tha hotel and the meeting ad
journed n lime for the members to
welcome Mr. Harding. Three of the
newly appointed Cabinet officers,
Harry M. Daugherty, John W. Weeks
Txia Will H. Hays, were at the noteL
Mr. Harding arranged to confer at
'the hotel with Senator Lodge of
Massachusetts and other Republican
Senators. Senator Knox of Pennsyl
vania, Chairman of the Congressional
Inaugural Committee, and other mom-
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Believes Harding Will Be Con
fronted With Necessity of
By David Lawrence.
(Special Correspondent of The
WASHINGTON, March 3 (Copy
right, 121). AVlth flags and bunting
hanging limp in the drtsrle of a
dreary day. -tho Administration of
Woodrow Wilson comes to a sombre
end. Death crts Its melancholy
shadow over the Capitol whero Champ
Clark, who might have been Dc-
mocracya leader In tho trying years
since 1313, lies in state, mourned by
an who know him. Irrespective of
party. The tragedy of n broken tie.
ure at the Whito House is In tho
minds of pasacrsby as they look curi
ously at the Executive Mansion where,
by the mandate of the (people, a
younger and more vigorous man tnJtM
up within a lew hours the awful re
sponsibilities of Government at a crit
ical moment In American history.
Jealousy and bitterness over the
defeat last autumn have mellowed
and the atmosphere of the closing
hours of tho Wilson Administration
is one of depression not unmingled
with the sincere hope that the great
desire of Woodrow Wilson for a
partnership of nations to preserve
peace will be achieved and vindica
tion, much more satisfying than elec
toral votes or political offices, will
come witb the passing of time.
BELIEVE HARDING WILL HAVE
TO TURN TO LEAGUE.
Perhaps more significant than any
other thing about the ending of this
Administration is the absolute confi
dence of the outgoing officials that
when President Harding and Secre
tary of Stale Hughes begin to ex
amine first- hand the facts of our
International relationship they will
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Presidentelect Formally Announces
Choice of Secretary
WASHINGTON, March 8 President-elect
Harding to-day completed
his Cabinet by naming James J.
IavlB of Pitti&urgh as Secretary of
At the samo time ho named
George 11. Christian Ills private Sec
rctary. Couoj- (a Trr Cronn-Conntr j- Fllltlit
JACKfSONVILLK. Ida., March 3.
Lieut. William Devoe Coney. 91st Aero
Squadron, United States Army, who re
cently established a new iilrplnn- flight
ttcord of 32 houri and 27 minutes from
the I'arltlr lo the Atlantic, will hop .iff
from Pablo Heic-li here at 12.01 A M.
March S In ai alttmpt lo lower hl.i own
record In a M.slii to tun Diego, Calif.,
making only oat stop, at Dallas. Tax.
ist hn faniitrtm
WILSON GOING OUT
LEAGUE WILL WIN
" Circulation Books Open to AIL"
BY WIAN WITH WHOWl
Fatally Shot on Jamaica Trol
ley While on Way to
CAME FROM BUFFALO.
Rudolph Benzler Dies at Side
of Woman Who Fled With
Ihwood, L I., Man.
Rudolph Benzler of No. 93 Purdy
Street, Buffalo', was mortally shot
In a Jamaica trolley car thin
morning by Wilfred Resting of In
wood, L. L, following a quarrel and a
fist fight between the two men, in the
oourso of which Benzler had flung
Bossing, from the car. The shot was
fired by Resslng after he felt
Immediately after the shooting
Bensler staggered into tho car from
the bock platform and eat down be
side his wife. Within a mlnuto he
was dead. Resslng, too, climbed
aboard tho car and took a seat on the
other side of Mrs. Benxler and the
two sat thero with tho body until a
policeman arrived and placed Resslng
In tho Jamaica Polios Station later.
Magistrate Kochcndorfcr hold (both
Resslng and dire. Ben tier until Mon
day for examination, the former with
out ball, and the woman as a mate
Tho shooting occurred at Jamaica
junction and New York Avenue. Tho
three wore, on their way first to
breakfast and thence to a lawyer's of
fice to arrange for a divorce of the,
Benzlcra. This divorce had been
u greed upon at an interview this
morning after Benzler had traced his
wlfo to the houao sho was occupying
witlh Resslng, at No. 711 Burnslde
Avenue, In wood.
When Benzler found his wife and
Resslng at the Inwood House be asked
her if sho wanted to continue to live
with Resslng. She replied she did,
that she, loved him.
To you wont to marry JrtmT" he
Upon receiving an afarmattve re
ply he added: - Then we'd better go
see a lawyer and have the thing Axed
up." A short time later the three
left the house for Jamaica.
Before leaving, ihowever, according
to the story told to the police by (Mrs.
Benzler, Resslng went to the living
room of their home and there got a
revolver, whl'h he loaded, and placed
a number of other cartridges In his
podket. At that time Benzler was In
(Continued on Fifteenth Page.'
OF LANDIS, BELIEF
No Violation of tawOUed to Com
mittee's Attention, Says
WASHINGTON. March 3. Dlsentins
from tho action of the Hmiae Judiciary
Committee In recommending Investiga
tion by the next Congress of Impeach
ment charges asnlnst Federal Judse
Landl, Chalrma Volstead express d
the In Uaf that not one mr-mbo." of ilie
comm'tteo would vote for tmpeachm. nt
bpftiiiyo of the Judge' acceptance of
liie oriioe or nosooall arbiter while serv
Inc on the 'bench, nor would any con
siderable number of House membeie
volf to auctalii the chargds.
"No violation of law on tho pnrt of
Judge I,andl.i wn called to the atten
tion of tho committee," the Chalrmm
declared, "nor la it believed that the
Jndtse 1 guilty of any act that would
establish moral turpitude. Ono o.- both
mounds would have, to he established
befoni Impenohmtnt proctedlncs could
NEW YORK, THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1921.
WILSON AND COLBY,
Counsellors at Law
President Surprises All His Friends With the
Announcement of Partnership With Out
going Secretary of State.
WASHINGTON, March 3.
PRESIDENT WILSON formally announced to-day Uiat lie would
"resume tho practice of law" in partnership with Ualnbrldge
Colby, the retiring Secrotary of State.
The firm win maintain offices In New York and Washington.
Tho President's announcement, wholly unexpected, will recall to
the public mind one of his least known of attainments that
of being a flawy er. He was graduated in law from the University of
Virginia In 1881, and practiced In Atlanta In 1882 and 1883. In the lat
ter year he went to Baltimore to take up post graduate work at John
Hopkins University and practiced some In the local courts la that city.
In 1886 be began his career as a college professor, taking up the
chair of history and political economy at Hryn M&wr. From that
time onward Mf.. Wilson did not figure in the practice of law.
The presumption is that the new firm will engage principally in
International law and collateral work with Mr, Colby in charge of the
New York office.
Whether Mr. Wilson Intended to appear 'in court was not made
clear.althoushlt-i.waa, sUtcdaL.lh.co6UA8 that he would apply
for admission to practice before the Supreme Court of tho United
Probably no- announcement of any nature has surprised Wash
ington more during the recent months. Mr. Wilson kept his own
counsel concerning his plans up to the last moment, and the men who
have ibeen most dpsely associated with him personally and privately
during the last eight years said they knew nothing of tho President's
plan until this morning.
TO CLOSE BROOKLYN
RESTAURANTS AS A
Proceedings Begun Against
Owners and Manager of Ritz
by Federal Authorities.
Injunction) prooeedlngfl were brought
against tha Ritz Restaurant Com
pany and the Livingston Realty Com
pany, which owns the building INos.
S, 10 and 13 Nevina 6 tree t. to-day by
The (purpose of the proceedings is to
restrain the manager, Henry Fink,
and the owners, from continuing an
The relief asked for through United
States District Attorney Laroy W.
Roes is that the place be closed for
a year, in accordance with a provi
sion of the Volstead Act On April 16,
1920, Fink was convicted of selling
llcruor, and two other cases are pend
ing against him at present.
According to the procedure of
txrulty, tho restaurant and realty
companies have twenty days to
SALOONKEEPER KILLS SELF.
CrUuc CrMrlina Commits Suicide an
Max Ooerllng. flfty of No. 7N West
180th Street, who formerly conducted a
large cafo at i77th Street and St.
Nicholas Avenue, committed suicide
this afternoon by shooting himself
through the temple while sitting on a
bench at lftSth Street and thi) Speedway.
The shot wia heard by Tofllcemnn
WJwlen of the West 177th Street sta
tlon, who summoned an ambulance, but
Ooerllng a dead before it arrived. A
note found in his pocKet contained liv
ptructlons lo an undertaker lesarding
his burial. Tho reason (or the sulclda
1 snot known.
Army Appropriation nlll Sent to
WASHINGTON. March 3. The Army
Appropriation PHI was completed to
day and sent to the President. Tha
House accented the compromise, acreed
to by Uii. Senate, (or an army of 158. CM
men during Ut dox; fiscal var
DRY LAW NUISANC
S HINTS HE
STANDS PAT ON
In Bar Association Speech He
Said He Would Resign if
CHICAGO, March 3. Judge Landls
to-day said be would have nothing to
say concerning impeachment pro
ceedings threatened against htm In
the National House of Representa
tives until he had received official
word of what the House committee
had Ibeen told.
"I have asked the committee to
send me a copy of the charges, evi
dence, arguments and report If their
rules permit me to have this Infor
mation," he said. "Until I know what
the committee was told, I shall have
nothing whatever to say."
The jurist Indicated that his atti
tude on tha ultimate outcome of the
controversy over his acceptance of
the post of National (Baseball Com
missioner had not changed since his
declaration on the subject at St.
Louis before tho (Missouri Bar Asso
ciation last December. In that ad
dress he said:
"I realizo that men may disagree
respecting a Federal Judgo being also
a Baseball Commissioner. The Con
stitution provides a way to got rid of
a Judftal officer, that to, by Impeach
ment. But this Is a very cumbemomo
process, and it docs not accord with
my Idea at all for a (Federal Judge to
avail himself of this shield.
"For my own part, and speaking to
you gentlemen with all deliberation.
I say that If cither House of Congrwts
should pas a iresolutinn hOHtile to my
present situation my rcalgnatlan Im
mediately would go to Washington."
Sketches and full descriptions
of Mrs. Harding's inauguration
gowns made In New York will be
printed exclusively In The Eve
ning World to-morrow. Insure a
first view of Mrs. Harding's White
House wardrobe by ordering to
day from your newsdealer a copy
tf Friday Evening Wetld.
PLAN TO RESIGN
l'Crcnatfon Boots Open
Kntrrrit n geenml-CU Mutter
I'o.t Office, New. Yotk, N. V.
SSiNOW SERVED ON GERMANS
p f ,S S MY MUST YIELD BY MONDAY
ui himm u.u.r.
Governor and Party Bosses
Making Desperate .Effort to
Rally Shaken Forces.
FACE AN OPEN REVOLT.
"Stand by Party" Cry Does
Not Appeal to Legislators '
Who Fear Defeat.
By Joseph S. Jordan.
(Staff Correspondent of Tha Kvenlng
ALBANY, March S.lt Is apparent
to-day that advocates of Gov. Mil
ler's traction bills havo lost ground
and are making doaperato efforts to
steady and strengthen their weak
ened lines. ,
Heretofore those opposing the Mil
ler programrno have pinned their
hopes of defeating the measure solely
upon tho , Bcnute. The Assembly,
with Its overwhelming up-tate Re
publican majority, was regarded as
"safe," leader.i claiming no Icsa than
ninety voted sure for anything advo
cated by tho Governor. To-duy the
Assembly linos are shaken nnd the
Q. O. P. leaders claim only noventy
slx voles for the traction bill. Just the
number required to puna It.
This claim la ,in Itself regarded uk
sure evidence of weaknens, for If
there tvero soventy-Hix "suru votch"
it would be against all legislative
precedents for tho bosses to claim
loss than eighty-six.
Tho action of ofllclal spokesmen of
tho up-State cities was a severe Jolt
to the Republican leaders, who had
declared a wcok ago that the tracks
had boen greased for tho measure to
go through both Houses. Also It is
responsible In large part for the Im
pending break In Assembly lines.
TREMENDOUS PRESSURE USED
Gov. Miller is more determined than
ever his bill shall become law, and
although he .talks to the correspond
ents as to what the Legislature
"might do or might not" do, he is
using every Influence and political
device to whip the lawmakers into
line for his measure.
Gov. Miller may not care for the
position taken by the New York
State Mayors Conference on the
measure, but their determined oppo
sition has mode the legislators sit up
and take notloe. This Is true. In
particular, of the Assemblymen who
have political hopes for the future.
They have to make their fight
for a return to the Legislature
within a year and the people up
State, who object to a Public Service
Commission taking over their utili
ties and smashing their traction con
tracts, will not forget between now
Pressure Is being brought to bear
upon ine memmers ot tne lower
House from every point of political
(Continued on Fifteenth Page.)
HIMSELF WITH GAS
Heavy Losses in VVirkct Given as
Reason for l:ikiing I lis Life by
OMAHA. March 3. F.mll Kothsclllld,
mllllonalie grain operator and President
of tho Itolhchlid Grain Company, com
mitted suicide In his home here early
to-day. lie was (o md dc.id In lln.-
kitchen with the Gas turned on
Heavy losses In cush grain and In for-
el;n murkst specuUtlon were respon
sible according to notes he Uft. '
R CITIES WILL BE SEIZED
Head of Berlin Delegation Says Reply
WillBeMade on Time Announces
There May Be No Need for Carry
ing Out Allied Threats to Take
LONDON, March 3 (Associated Press), Germany was to-day
given until Monday noon to accept the fupdaifiental conditions laid down
by the Supreme Allied Council at Paris. The German delegates were
informed by the Allied representatives that If Germany does not accept
Jhose ferms thu Allies will take Immediate coercive steps;
First Occupation bj Allied troops of tho ClUes of Dulaburjr, Das.
neldorf and Iluhrort, at the mouth of tho Bhine, tirelre nrllcs nest of
Esscu, In tho Ruhr region of Oennanv, which contain Important mines
and Iron plants.
Secondly KmJi Allied country nlll place surJi a tat on German
mrrchnitdlsu ns It maj deem proper.
Thirdly A customs bonndnry ttliinp (be Rhine, iiikIit Allied con
trol, nlll bo established.
The German delegation was informed that the only modification of
the Pins reparation decisions permitted to Germany would be as regarded
conciiiior.s of payment, such as a reduction of the period of annuities from
forty-two years lo thirty years.
REPEAL IS PASSED
Bill Sent to Governar-7-vctiou Does
Not Affect This City
ALUAlNY, March 3. The Senate to-
day passed tho Daylight Waving Re
peal Bill, by a vote of 37 to 22. . It
now goes to Gov. Miller for his ay-
The Senate guve the bin one vote
moro than the Constitutional major
ity. Democrats voted solidly ogalnnt
the measure which contains a pro
vision giving to cities and Incorpor
ated villages the right to adoptvday.
ordinances If tbey so
Under an ordinance adopted last
year by tho New York Board of Al
dermen, Now York City will conttnuo
this year under daylight saving from
the lost Sunday in March unUl tho
last Sunday in October, despite repeal
of the State Daylight BUI. The Stock
Exchange banks, and other Institu
tions hero are expected to (follow local
time as before.
An amendment to the local day
light ordinance is now ponding before
tho Board of Aldermen, which would
rcduoe the period of daylight time
from seven to five months. Action on
the amendment Is expected next week.
HOPE FOR NAVY BILL
NOW IS ABANDONED
Senator Poindexter, in Charge of It,
.Sees No Chance for It
WAMIIINOTO.V. March 3 Hope of
passing ths Naval Appropriation Oil) at
this scsilon was abandoned to-day by
Manator I'olndoxter, Itepubllcan, Wain
Inston. who has been In charge of it.
and the Senate proceeded to other busl-
The Washington Senator attacked the
uieasurr as passed by tno House, de
claring that hud It been enacted It
would huw led to the "demoralization
and paralysis ot the American Navy."
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' After Mr. Llnvif rionma h.rl
finished Dr. Walter Simons for
the Germans, said the intentions
of tha German Government had
been quits misunderstood. The
Qsrman delegation, ha said,, would
reply at noon on Monday.
t "In our oplnlor," added the
German Foreign rninlater, n6 ec
Melon wtll arlss for the sane
lions set forth by tha Allied
Dr. 8lmons said the Germans
would examine the British Prime
Minister's speech and the Allied
documents moat carefully.
It was noticed during the British
Prime Minister's presentation ot the
Allied decisions that he hod left an
opening for tho Germans to main
new proposals, and Dr. Simons, In
maklmr tho reply ho did, was prompt
to take advantage of -this.
Mr, Lloyd George, In the course of
his long speech, suld that if tha Ger
mans hud come with a sincere deslro
to discharge Germany's obllgatlo.
tho Alllce would havo given the1
proposals fair and patient consldera
tlon. Germany's counter-proposals, which
were submitted on Tuosday, were not
susceptible of examination. Premier
Lloyd Georgo told Dr. Simons when
tho session opened.
IA despatch from Paris says
Germany's deliveries appllcablo ta
the reparations account, Including
war material are estimated at
8,000,000,000 gold marks. This
would leave 12,000,000,000 marks
due on the first 20,000,000,000
marks Germany would pay under
the Versailles Treaty,
Tho Germans claimed in their
statement to the Allied Counelt
that the full 20,000,000,000 marks
(about $5,000,000,000) had been
Mr. Lloyd George sold the attitude
taken by the aertnan Umpire regard
ing reparations was n gravo violation
of the obligations of Germany toward
the Allies. He reminded the German
representatives that their Government
had not fulfilled the Treaty of Ver
sailles rclatlvo to coal deliveries, dis
armament, the payment ot 10,000,009.
000 mark In cold and the punishment