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BRUNEI SLAYER ENACTS MURDER
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VOL. LXIII. NO. 22,229 DAILY.
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NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1922.
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SUBWAY AGAIN IS
No Adjustment in Europe
Will Be Allowed to Offset
Amounts Owed Here.
HARDING STANDS FIRM.
Willing to Go Limit to Aid,
but Has No Power to Re
By David Lawrence.
(8pecial Correspondent of The Eve
WASHINGTON. Dec. 13 (Copy
right) Reparations from Germany
and tho amount that European coun
tries shall pay America on tho war
dcbt3 owed to iIiIh country will lj
treated as absolutely separata and
This important fact, revealed to this
corrcepondont to-day, sheds lighton
tho courso which tho United Spates
Government will pursue In all formal
or Informal overtuuvs for Aorlo
help In the solution' qyEurcV&B tii
President Harding lias let it be
kuown tlint tho Goycrnmcnt hero Is
tt iliuuu in uvicmi IIM ItlHiinn..
3 to help Kuropc, but If any rcspon-
fcioio statesman In Kuropo luit the
Idea that AnicrJcu will remit or can
cel anj part of tho Allied war debt In
exchange for some adjustment in
Kuropc, whereby Prnueo agioiu to ac
cept a loucr sum rrom Ucnnany or
whereby Circat Urituln agrees to can
cel a portion of tho French debt to
England, such an Impression Is en
America siand3 ready to Ui-o her in
fluence. In whatever way serins beat,
but certain fundamental must be un
derstood at the outset. Tho view hero
may bo summed up as follows:
First, tho amount of money Ger
many can pr.y Trance is a question of
facta and figures. Nobody is suggest
ingand least or all tho United Slates
that Germany shall pay less than
her capacity to pay.
Second, even if Prance and Great
Britain didn't oivo tho United Slates a
cent and asked for American advice
in solving the ipparatlons (angle, tho
advlco would bo tho same, namely,
that thu Germans should pay to Ui3
llliKt of thi'ir e.-pacily. and that Is a
quey. Ion of fact to b: determined.
Third, tl.u American Government
under the piecodlng administration of
President Wilson expressed through
Secretaries of tho Treasury Houston
and Glass tho view that tho capacity
of Germany to pay was separato and
distinct from tho question of Allied
Indebtedness to tho United States.
Kvcry effort to tlo up theso two
questions ha8 been resisted by Ameri
can officials In the last threo years
and tho present Administration will
continue to do tho same, placing
American policy on an aksoliitrly
consistent basis. Tho fact that the
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U. S. SOLDIER ACCUSED
IN SHOOTING OF CONSUL
LONDON, rice. 13. A former Ameri
can soldier has been arrested In con
nection with tho shooting and slightly
wounding of Mason Mitchell, American
Consul at Malta, yesterday, according to
despatches received hero lo-duy.
Poison Dose, Not Fatal, Injected in Arms of Shoppers
and Bus and Subway Travellers.
PARIS Doc. 13. "Needlo demons" Is tho title given to the originators
Of tbo latest crime wave in Porta, which police reports stow has been grow
"ic'ln lntcprltv for the last two weeks until now dozens of women dully
aro reins picked with poisoned jicedlea by unidentified monomaniacs.
Tho Uri'or began among tho women
Christmas shoppers In tho big depart
ment stores, but tho needle jabbers
are now operating In tho auto buses,
tho subways and other places where
crowds congregate anil It Is possible
to Inflict the Injury and escape with
The police arc as much mystitlcd as
Subway, Tralfic Tied Up an Hour
On West Side by Derailed Car;
Throngs Delayed Going to Work
Police Reserves Called to Handle Passengers Who
Crowd Near Third Rail to Get to Exits
Thousands Arc Held Up.
Subway trafflc was demoralized for more than an hour during the
rush hour tbts morning when the last car of a ten-car downtown express
train of the Broadwqy-Seventh Avenue line jumped tho tracks Just south
ot the OStb Street Station. As a result, the crowds became so largo and
menacing P. at reserves had to be called from tho West 100th Street Police
The car, crowded
bumped along tho rails for nearly
100 feet and badly shook up Its pas
sengers, but un announcement by
tho I. It. T. said that no ono was
hurt. Tho train finally was brought
to a standstill by a guard who pulled
11.3 emergency rope. Then passen
ger:, were lorced to walk along the
roadbed In close proximity with the
third rail to tho station platform at
That wa3 at ten minutes to nine
and from that timo until 11
o'clock all downtown traffic was
directed to the local tracks. The re
sultant confusion almost paralyzed
Wild confusion followed tho acci
dent. Thousands of persons who bad
been mado' lata several times In tho
fist mouth by delays lu tho subway
trnW to force their way to tho local
trains and tho reserves had their
Lands full handling them. On the
tracks, however, cool headed men gal
Inntly assisted tho women to tho sta
tion platform and waltut until thoy
wtro out before they thcmsclvcj
walked to the station.
A wrecking crew went to work on
tile torn tracks Immediately after the
accident, but didn't succeed In re
pairing them until 11 o'clock. At
T'.'d Street the express trains whlr'i
had been diverted to the local tracks
were re-routed to tho express tracks
and this lessened the confusion south
of that point.
Almost at the samo time thero was
u-shorter and less serious tie-up on
tho Ninth Avcnuo "I.,." This was
said to have been caused by u short
ItrooUIn II. II. T. Alno Tied I p.
Many llrooklyn passengers were de
layed on their way to offices during the
morning rush hour to-day when a
Fourth Avcnuo local from Hay Ridge
experienced motor trouble near the Pa
cific Street Station, at 8.33 o'clock. The
train blocked several behind It and was
eleven mimitKS Into when It pulled up
lo the Tnclflc Street platform and dis-
chawd Its passengers.
The passengers botinKM otner trains
and tho disabled one won sidetracked.
ARMY AIRPLANES CRASH
SEEKING LOST FLYERS
(lalj Three of Vle Sent Out Itrturn
in 131 l'nao.
UL PASO. Tex., Dec. 13. Three of
tho flvo airplanes which left San An
tonio Tuesday morning to search for tho
missing, aviators Col. Marshall and
Lieut. Webber arrived here yesterday
The other two planes crashed on their
way here. It was announced to-day at
headquarters of the 13th Observation
imiii: nnsTitovs i.iiA'riiisn com-
PA NY PLANT, DA.MACJIJ tUS.OOO.
Tho plant ot tho Ideal Leather Com
pany In Pensuuken Township, near
Camden, N. J., was destroyed by flro
to-day. It was recently bought by the
John It. Evans Company of Camden.
The plant has been Idle, and was to re
open after Jan. 1. Tho loss Is estimated
Paris Crime Wave
they wero by last winter's epidemic of
dress and fur coat slashing and so far
no arrests havo licen made. While
the needle points are behoved to be
poisoned, tho effect on tho victims Is
not serious, tho women usually escap
ing with slight swellings and mus
BACK HOME; FEELS
Gets Message From Wilson;
Answers, Asking for
Peace and Justice.
neJuvcnalcd, ,bouyajJt, encouraged
ami; optimistic, Georges Clcmcnccau
terminated jyinjjdip considers the
greatest adrcnluro of-his adventurous
life to-day and salted for homo ou tho
liner Paris, lie carried with him tho
conviction that In his tour of thr;
United Stuttrj ho has planted seeds
from .which will grow tho. rcalizatiuji
of International peace.
Shortly before sailing tune
Clemenccau received a telogram from
cx-Prcsldont Woodrow Wilson, which
ho Immediately answered. Tho tele
grams exchanged read as follows:
Prom Mr. Wilson:
"Allow me lo bid you an affection
ate farewell and to congratulato you
upon tho admiration you havo won
from our people. All good fortune
prom M. Clemenccau;
'I can but bo most thankful for
tho kind message you havo lcen so
good as to send to mo. Your feelings
aro mine. All your efforts for tho
best, which you did not sparo whllo
In our country, aro thoso of tho
Prcnch peoplo and can bo summed
up In two words Justico and Pcacu
to all. Thesu arc Prance's principles
as well us thoso of America, My best
wishes for your health and wilfnio
and kindest regit ids to Mrs. Wllsdn."
M. Clemenccau also received uml
answered a telegram from Otto Kahn.
Stacks ot letters and telegrams wore
delivered to his suite on tho ship so
many In fact that ut tho last minute
ho decided to leave ins secretary.
I.oul3 Lcfevrc, behind to clear up his
accumulated correspondence. Mr.
Lcfcvre, who had been up slnco M.
Clemenccau aroso at 4 o'clock In the
morning, almost sobbed with relief as
ho stood cn the pier and watched the
Paris slip out Into tho river.
"I am going to work," he said, "but
first I am going to a Hotel ana to
Prom 9 o'clock until tho Paris de
parted at 11 M. Clemenccau held a re
ccptlon in h's suite. Among hundreds
who called to bin nun larewcu wero
Prank L. Polk, ox-Secretary of State;
Col. K. House, Ucrnnra uarucli, Mrs.
Charlca Dana Gibson, wno was bis
hostess during hla stay in New York;
Ambassador Jusscrand anu Mme.
Jusjcrand, Gaston Llcbrct, French
Consul, and Stephen Donsal, who had
chargo of tho Clemtnceau lecture
The stateroom was !ankcd with
flowers and other remembrances. Of
all tho gifts he received at partlntr
M. Clemenceau treasured most
twcnty-flvo llvo terrapin, presented
(Continued on Ninth I'age.)
REGENT OF JAPAN,
IS ILL OF MEASLES
TOKIO, Deo. 13 (Associated Presa).-
Illrohllo, tho Prlnco Ilegent, Is seriously
111 of measles.
An oltlclal bulletin Issued by the Im
perial household lata to-night on his
condition stated that thu royal patient's
temperature stood approximately 104
Fahrenheit and that his pulso had In
creased from ICS to 110.
TUB HOIIUI I'll Wilt. IH'IIIMii
Arcade, 1'uluwr (World) Hullaing. M-0:
Park lion-, N. V. City Telephone Utekniaii
4LM.M. Chuik room for Uastaga and prcU
i.lKti day and nlcnt. Money orderj and
liaMlleia' check fur !. Advt,
WILL RENEW FIGHT
Lockwood Committee Again
to Urge Law for Trade
HIGH PAY FOR WORKER
$14 to $20 a Day Is Cost to
Again on Stand.
Employing plumbers and plumbers'
union representatives werp asked by
Samuel Untermyer beforo tho Lock
wood commlttco at the City Hall to
day to discuss n renewal of the effort
to enact a trado commission bill at
Albany with power to curb the prac
tices of unions and employers which
lnjuro tho public.
Mr. Untermyer was careful to ex
plain that the law ho had In mind
would not Interfere with tho right of
thu unions to strike or to fix a uge
Milton Schnaier. for tho cnipUo'erK,
enthusiastically Indorsed thu Idea
Frederick Delgan for the Internation
al plumbers' union said ho approved
the principle butJrould havo to ijce
tho text of tho proposed law" bcPitfo
Committing hlmselfto It.
Members of tho' committee bald the
bill, approved by Gov. Miller, nhleh
passed tho Senate but failed In tho
Assembly, would go to thu Legisla
ture again. At tho last session It was
submitted "without recommenda
tion." At tho next Kcsslop it is
planned to submit tho bill ad a com
mittee measure; It will bo changed
so that It docs not exempt labor and
Milton Schnalrcr to-day brought
with him uccount books subpoenaed
"When a householder sends lot
you to do a job," usked Mr. Unter
myer, "do you make a uuiform
"Yes." replied Mr. Schnaier, "when
a plumber Is without a helper we
chargo $11 a day for his services. Por
a plumber and a helper we chargo f-0
If a job runs over two or three days
wo charge tho cost of tho materials
and labor, plus 35 1-3 per cent, for
overhead and profit."
"What lo tho actual cost of labor?"
asked Mr. Untermyer.
"Nino dollars :i day for a plumber
nlono," replied tho witness. Prom S13
to JH a day for u plumber und a
Mr. Schnaier said tho employed
we.ro getting about hnlf us much noil:
per day from plumbers us they ,;o'.
five years ago.
He asserted that the disorganiza
tion of tho Master Plumbers' Asso
ciation by tho prosecutions duo to
the Lockwood committee had put the
employers ut the mercy of the Plumb
"Do you mean that because
you wero stopped from tho Hut
trick codo of practice, youi
men huve grown lazy?" askid
tho Investigator, sarcastically.
"No, I do not," exclaimed Mr.
Schnaier. "You prosecute us for oir
Illegal practices. Wo bcllovu wo wuio
legally organized. I paid my fino for
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ARMY AND NAVY IN
WASHINGTON. Dec. 13. Con
solidation of tho War and Navy De
partments Into a department of na
tional defense, dcsigiied to function
under a Cabinet member with assist
ants in chargo of tho army and nuvy
rrsnectlvelv. has been ileflnltelv
recommended to President Harding
by Walter P. Ilrown, head of tho
commission ariDointcil to nrenaro
plan of Governmental reorganization.
Tho President Is giving serious con
sideration to this und other rrrom-
mcndutlons submitted by Mr. Ilrown,
and may luy them before I'ongu
within a week or two, aciompanied M
u special uicskugc expressing Hi
opinion of tho Administration on cm'
of tho changes suggested.
Por completion of fifty-six war
shl- 3, permissible under the arm
treaty, tho Appropriations Committo
proposed to make available during tin
coming fiscal yenr a total of J5;,ono
uuu or H.OU0.O00 more th.m I
amount recommended In the budget.
Boy Hero Dies With Sisters
He Tries to Save at Fire as
MR. "'SJo MR5-J0 5.1viCCiOWAN -JOSEPH AWt ROSE
Three Tiny Coffins Take Place ot Yulelidc Tree
Arranged for Merriest Time of Year.
Joseph McUowan and his young
to-day In tholr llltlo homo on tho
Thrco tiny coffins In tho darkened rooms aro muto testimony to tho absence
of tho childish chatter and laughter
to their merriest Christmas. Joseph
aro left utterly alone.
Tho McGowans were preparing for &
tho forthcoming visit of Santa Claus
to llltlo Joseph, five; Itobc, three, and
Anna, bcvcn months. The father is
employed In tho ICdison plant nriuby.
und his work kept him from going
chopping with his wife, llut ho had
Just finished opening tho flreplucu in
tho children's bedroom so Sunta Cuius
could got down tho chimney und not
overlook them. Gilded logs had been
Installed further to udd Christmas
cheer. So, lato yesterday, Mrs. Mc
Gowun decided to slip out and "send
word to Santa."
Joseph, an obedient, manly little
chap, had often been left to mind the
others Mien &ho went to tho storo.
Su sho left him In charge when she
went out lato yesterday. Anna was In
her baby carrlago In tho kitchen, und
Jobcph and Itoso wero thero to keep
her amused and hand her her bottle
If she started to cry.
In a bedroom Mrs. McCowan left u
gu.sllght burning, believing It wari out
of reach of the children. Sho lucked
tho outsldu door from the hull. Whut
huppened uftcr sho left can never be
Known, but It can bo guessed.
Perhaps Joseph decided to get a
light und look up the newly opened
chimney to see Old Santa. Anyway, ho
or Itoso evidently rolled up a piece of
(Continued on Ninth Page.)
MUST be in
The World Office
Before 6 P. M.
To Insure Proper Claulficalion
wlfo, Charlotte, sit dazed and crushed
top floor of No, 211 Kast 21th "Street.
that yesterday mado them look forward
and .his wlfo, who la only twenty-one.
200 WOMEN FLEE,
Dense Smoke in Tenements
From $25,000 Warehouse
Blaze in Spring Street.
A flro In tho North Rler Htorago
Corporation warehouse at Nos. 230-233
Spring Street to-lay mado a smoke
fog which spread from Sixth Avenue
to Hudson Street and frightened
tenement dwellers nn-i workors ove,
un urea of bovcrul blocks. The build
Ing has nn "L" with an cutranco ut
No. 27 Clark Street.
Tho flumes wero apparently kindled
by dcfectlvo insulation In tho baso
ment und burned for kiw timo before
Udward Toomoy, a plumber's lielpor.
going to work at S o'clock noxt door
to tho warehouse taw a gush of
smoko from tho wlndou of tho eleva
tor shaft at tho seventh floor on thu
Spring Street sldo, A moment lator
flames and smoko hurst out from the
elevator shaft on the Clark Street end
of tho building, both hafts acting us
Uattallon Chief .VcKcnn.i ordered a
second alarm as toon as he miw tho
KltUHtlon, und Chief Kenlou, answer
Ir.t, tho call, turned In a third alarm.
Tho neighborhood was in such a
turmoil Hfter ten nilnuten that re
serves wore summoned from threo
The efforts ot tho flrcmon wero db
(Continued on Ninth Page.)
TWO MEN LEAP
E REPRESENTS VICTIM
M. Fuller and W.
McGee Not in Court
Judge llobort II. Johnstone In Gen
eral Sessions to-day declared fcrftlt
Jd tho J2G.00O ball bond 'oKB, M-
I-ullcr aud William P. Mcare. or the
Irm of 13. M. Puller &, Co., tock
iiokcrs, and Inoucd bench ' wa rrants
or their arrest.
lloth members of the defiaict Ylrm
nrd under Indictment onf- thirteen
counts for bueketlnc .-money ,of thi'ir
clients, following the fnlluic.-of tho
ll nn In last June for moro than
A month ugo Puller wis placed on
trial, each man insisting upon a sep
arato trial, with tho icmilt that the
jury disagreed, standing eight fur
conviction aud four against. Judge
lohnstoiio yesterday Used to-day for
tho retrial of Puller, notwithstanding
tho objection of Pallon and McUce, his
lawyers, on tho claim that Pallon, the
trial lawyer, was busy In the Federal
Judge Juhnstono ordered tho case
set on thu calendur und marked
icady" for 10.30 o'clock this morn
ing. At that hour thero wero 100
talesmen lu court, all prominent and
busy merchants, selected from tho
special panel. Neither defendant ap
pealed and thero was no appcaranco
on the part of their counsel.
The Court waited upon them for nn
hour, at tho end of which Judgo John
stone declared their bonds forfeited,
and at tho suggestion of Assistant Dls-
trict Attorney Olcott Issued bench
warrants, which wero placed In tho
hands of Detectives Itaynes and Flood
After a conference with Johnstona.
Assistant Dlstilct Attorney Olcott
said thut If tho brokers wero brought
Into court to-day ho would lns)st upon
Puller being confined in tho Tombs
during his retrial and the $25,000 ball
of McGco being raised to $100,000.
Tho bonds for both men wero fur
nished by tho Indemnity Insurance
Company of North America of No.
102 William Street.
An attempt was mado to got a
statement from Pullon and McGee,
but a phono to their office In AZd
Street brought tho responso that
neither was In at tho time and thut
their whereabouts was not known.
When told of tho forfeiture of the
bonds and tho Issuunco of tho bench
wnrrants tho secretary of tho firm
declared that It was news to the office
and that sho would make every effort
to find ono or both tho lawyers. The
news was received with "something of
When at noon nothing had been
heard of tho two brokers fears were
cnturtaineil that thoy had Jumped
their ball bonds and Pollco Headquar
ter was notified, with tho result that
a legion of detectives was sent out on
Number of Separate Advts.,
?-tnday, December 10th, 1932.
rilli WOULD 7,633 ndvU.
Flic Times 6,699 advts.
The Herald 2.53G odvhi.
The American 1,808 advts.
The Tribune 797 advts.
TUB WORLD'S Lend.
And Tho World printed 1,273 more
advertlM-menti than correiponding
week last year.
SHOOTING WITH MURDER GUN
Ml III. VI lb.S
Gives Jury Graphic Demoni
stration of How He Fired
Through Window at Close
Range, Killing Showman,
and Ran Away.
Insists on Cross-Examination
He Acted Only "to
Help Out Mohr" Tried
on Two Previous Nights
to .Slay Him.
(Special From a Staff Correspondent
of The Evening World.)
MOUNT HOLLY. N. J., Dec. 13.
Standing faclug Justico Kallscn, and
using htm to represent John Bruncn.
-rrupnlc demonstration of- bow ha
shot the showman 'to death as - ho
sat In his kitchen window.
The demonstration wbb tho out
come of u question by the court n3
to how far Powell had stood front
the window und ut what levol ho
hud held tho gun to lire It.
"Tako tho gun and show how you
stood," Justico Kullsch ordered, and
Prosecutor Kelsey took up tho
weapon, assembled It, and put It In
Powell's hand as tho confessed as
sassin descended from .tho witness
stand. Justice . Kallsch stood up at
tho top of his desk.
"Now show me what you did," he
Powell, taking tho shotgun, held U
at rest, his eyes fixed4 on tho Justice.
"Well, I crouched down," Powull
said, "and crept up lo tho window,
so," following the words in pan
tonine, "and then I stood up, so,. and
fired through tho window."
SLAYER RAN AWAY AFTER FIR
ING FATAL SHOT.
Tho witness raised tho shotgun to
a lino almost horizontal, tho muzzlo
pointed at tho Justice.
"You wero then about nlno or ten
feet from the window?" tho Court
"Yes. about this far, and then when
I fired I turned uround and run
Hero Sir. Kelsey took the shotgun
from Powell's hands and tho young
man returned to his place In tho wit
Prosecutor Kelsey usked the court
If tho Jury might be taken to view
tho Uruncn borne and the exact spot
at which the murder was -committed.
Justico Kallsch said ho thought this
an excellent plan and uppolnted Sat
uiday morning for the Journey to
Hiversldc. Mrv Kelsey asked that the ,
Jury bo permitted to go with Powell
over tho various roads he said ho and
Mohr traversed, but tho court would
not lot Powell chaperone any such
Mr. Keown obtained permission to ,
read to tho Jury tho transcript of an
Intcrvlow ho 'had with Powell In tha
Sheriff's offlco on Dec. 8 last. The
court ruled that tho Interview could
not bo used as the basis for prosecu
tion of tho witness on any otht-r
chargo than tho ono now mada
In tho Interview Powell declined to
nnswor any ot Mr. Keown's questions
which had to do with the Brunen
trial. Ono question was as to whether
he had hallucinations, Powell reply
ing, "Thero Is no Insanity In my fam
Another attempt was made to-das
by the attorney for Mrs. Doris IJrunenj
and Harry C. Mohr to obtain from'
Powell an expression ot his reason fo?
"To help out Harry Mohr," he v
plled. und that was tho only onswe?
Walter Keown could get.
Tho defending counsel spent much
time yesterday upon Powell's de
meanor while In Jail, asking him It ho
had not barked Ilko a dog and alio
tried to kill himself.
Powell stoutly maintained that ha
wes not ciaiy. but had been III iq