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"_. ft? .C A. Girl Comes Bark
as tho Bride of a Colonel
She Me! ai the Front
Wounded Men Cheerful
Bronx Boy Has Nine Pieces
of Shrapne? From Side
as Relicts for His Friends
Tato*-, of adventure embody.?-).*: every- ;
thing that could happen to a soldier
cither in tho thick of batti-j or in ;
.'aria were brought here yesterday by ;
troope ou *'*"?'* transport Mongolia, fTorn j
She carried 166 officers and 4,664 >
me:; .\-.v,-.* all of them cither had j
bee-, hi1 by a bullet from the Germans
or a dart from Cupid somewhere in j
France or England. The maimed men!
wore ?tot tell ng about their romance? I
News ' unters were referred to the j
-.fficers' quarters, with the suggestion ?
that they ask for Colonel Nicholas: W. j
Campanole, who married the most j
beautiful American woman in Pari*-. ;
lonel was found. At his side ;
? as his bride, who prior to October,
l.i was Miss Elisabeth Wood, a Y. M. j
? . ... entertainer who went overseas i
from her home in Winchendon, Mass.
riel and Mrs. Campanole admit-!
ttd that they fell in love with each?
? r the moment they met, in Feb
ruary, in a "Y" hut at Chaumont.
inel Cr.mpanole was then intelli?
gence officer on the staff of General
P< rshing and had been sent to Chau
business for the commande*
The couple decided to defer
:- marriage until neace was in
Colonel Campanole decided in
;.. r tl : - the enemy was beaten and
he knot .vas tied at the Ritz in Paris
?'? e 19th.
Welcome Surprises Troops
Reports of receptions to returning
fighters had not reached the men on ;
Mongolia, and when the vessel
igh the mist off Quaran- !
ne yesterday the troops aboard were
surprised to hoar the din of the city's
whistles and to observe the fireboats
?anting alongside shooting up their
?.-? ysers of sea water in honor of their
e police boat Patrol the band '
of the Street Cleaning Department
played "Home, Sweet Home." "Hail,
Hail, the Gang's All Here," made a
bigger hit, and wounded men came on
?leek and waved their crutches.
Among the first, to go ashore when |
the Mongolia made fast, to her pier in
Hoboken was Samuel Weisman, of the
315th Infantry. Ho was hard hit in
the Argonne fight, but was spry yes?
terday for all his bandages. He hails
*'rom The Bronx and has souvenirs for
?"-:.ends of his neighborhood. They are
nine pieces of shrapnel that were taken
from his lec: after a fight on October
'29. Two fragments are still imbedded
in tiie index finger of his right hand.
Corpora] Max Lander, of the 138th
? fantry, also of The Bronx, returned
?- *h some shrapnel in his ripht car
- 7 his left hand.
Thinks He's "Lucky Rid"
"I'm sort of banged up," he said, ?
"but I'm clad to be alive and home ;
again. When they laid down the bar
rag?: that, got me seven fellows be3ide
e were killed. I guess I'm some,
?".?rporul Patrick Donohue, of IIS
Easl Ninety-eighth Street, who'was with I
the old 69th when the United States :
entered the war. came home minus a
section of his collarbone.
"Fritz got me when the 165th was
ding a position on tho Ourcq," ho
said, "I was slightly wounded and
taken to a base hospital at Carlo
mont, but they -were net able to hold
me there for "long. I wanted to jump
back and get square for a nip on the
wrist the Germans handed me and I
pot my chance. I believe I winged
?.'?'roc- Germ?n? in the first three hours
of my second effort, but an explosive
?Millet from a machine ?gun busted up
r y collarbone and put me out of tho
?rap for good.''
The Mongolia had A13 wounded on
board and. according to some of the
?-.-. who checked up where tho
ram" from, every state in the
feb. was represented by one or more
Hi tnded men.
P^ Brigadier Genera] Returns
?_mong those who fell under Gorman
Nicholas Frickhofen, of the Bronx,
who was attached to the 165th Infan
--, . Harry Podolsky, of the 327th In?
fantry, who hails from Brooklyn; Her?
man Smith., of the 312th Infantry, who
es in Manhattan; Myron S. Taylor,
of Oswcgo, N. Y., attached to the head?
quarters of '.he 60th Division; Ben
min Krass, of Brooklyn, wounded
with the 55th infantry, and John J.
Vv nods, of this city, who was with the
second company of the 1st Division
Machine Gun Battalion.
Among the returning officers on the ?
Mongolia was Brigadier General Rich- '
aid Coulter, jr., of Greensburg, Penn., ,
who went to France in command of the j
- Infantry, He was in command of
a replacement station for a year, he
u : and regretted that he did not got j
? chance to he of service on the tiring
On iho Mongolia came Captain ??. du \
i'iefisii, oi the French navy, who comes
? re to relieve Captain Dclooho of the
command ?*?* ?the French cruiser Mb
* . es, whi-h now i-i in this harbor
im Rrinising 3,701?
More Troops Here
WASHINGTON, pec 22.- La France
.-j-if tho Samland, two of the five trans?
ports now i ?? route from France with
Am?*-*-- tr.-jps aboard, will dock at
? a* V r' ?1 wis learned to-day at tlie
Navy Department. The others are
< -;- ? ':-.' . *. ?? ;? n at Newport News,
; am; I-load and Philadelphia.
' ? cd from Brest, France,
wif h 3,700 t roops of
* <*? .'-?- Division, former National
iardair.cn from Indiana, Kentucky
? : \\ - \ ?? , and. drafted men
A ?..:?' ?.-.-. - ippi, V. bama,
!!lin, t of ' olumbia.
T'r,? . . t fed ! he same
da; . i . . v oil ei . representing
the en infanl rj . me I ical and
Motoi porf Coi [i.- of t he arrny
and th Mai (.'oi , with fou r civil -
\ nyin tli American sol
?i ers on board La France is a
' ?... -, : . ? , iposed of thirteen
officers and thirteen men, Th? troops
i-bo-, ?-,' ??? ? . | a ?' ' >?'. s :
Headquarters of the i.i.'a Field Ar
tillery i,*i_r. i.? of ? ?? sStl' Division,]
composed of six officers and IRH men.
One Hundred and thirty-seventh
Field Artillery R?giment, of the l*-8th
Division, wiiti its supply company,
ordnance detachment, medical detach
ment and Batteries ?.' and 7, totalling
eighteen officers arid 4S2 men.
Advarce s?-hool detachment of the
Elevonth Division, two officers and
Casual companies 814 to :il0. mad"
up of mer. from Arkansas, Mississippi
Alabama. Illinois and the District of
t olumbla, numbering twelvo officers
and *.">4 men.
.Medical detachmenl for duty on
bonrd, twenty-two officers, 147 men .iiid
eleven nursoe; casuals, 3 officers, two
enlisted men, one ex-officer, one civil?
ian nnd sick and wounded as follows:
Bedridden, forty-four officers. 161
men; mental. 223 men. requiring no
special attention; "."iH officers. 1,251
me:?, ten nurses, one civilian, one army
The other trat.sports included tho
Aeolus, with 2.^2'.* sick ami woumle i,
which left Bordeaux December IS with
"18 and is routed for Newport News;
the Tjisondan, caiTying eighteen offi?
cers and seventy men, which will dock
at Philadelphie., and the Ternnte,
which left Bordeaux D< cembcr 18 with
(?no enlisted man as the? only soldier j
Tiro Ships to Arrive
With 6,023 Troops
from Abroad To-day
The army transporc George Wash?
ington, which took President Wilson
and hisi party t.- p'runce, reported by
wiroleas yesterday to the office of Ad
mirai (.?leave? ir, Hoboken. tho com
mander announcing that he would be
off the Ambrose Channel Lightship
about 1 o'clock this af'temcon.
The big- vessel, which formerly was j
of the North German Lloyd Line, car-1
ries 3S4 officers and 3.464 men.
The passenger list, includes the 139th:
Field Artillery and tho headquarters ?
company of the i'"?7th Field Artillery. '
Also on board are men of the Chemi?
cal Warfare Service and several !
casual companies. The sick and '
wounded contingent of 968 men in- i
eludes twenty tubercular patients and
seventy-five bedridden cases.
The White Star liner Celtic, with I
f.5 officers and 2,130 soldiers and seven i
civilians, also reported by wireless yes?
terday and will probably dock about;
"So Long, Buddy," Starts
Tears as Soldiers Leave '
Veterans in Hospital Exchange
H el ?es as Western Men
Start for Home .
Men who chased and fought Huns, ;
cooties and "blues" together could not
keep back the tears last night at Do- .
barkation Hospital No. 3, Eighteenth
Street and Sixth Avenur, when they
said "So long, buddy."
Thrown together by a strange fashion
of soldiery for several months, they
had been "buddies"-and "buddies"
means more than just "friends." Bill
had helped Tom die his first shelter
Jack had answered "here" for Jim
v/hen Jim was A. W. O. L. ("absent
without leave"), and the top sergeant
didn't know it- or pretended ho didn't.'
They had gone through the hospitals
"Just keep this to remember me by,"
said a California boy, handing the New
Jersey ]ad a battered pocketknife. The
fortunate 800 who will leave to-day
for hospitals near their homes in the
Middle West and on the Pacific Coast
were busy trading souvenirs?the pile
of helmets, battered cartridge belts and
twisted bayonets attested to their
prowess as proverbial American sou?
venir collectors?and bestowing keep?
sakes upon their pals. The men who
had gone through the tnrill of battle
were as oxcited over the prospective
trip as if it was their first railroad
journey. Notebooks for addresses of
their friends were filling rapidly. AH
this, too, in the glow of a large Christ?
mas treo about which the men collected.
These men have been in this hospital
for several weeks. They are now in
condition to travel, but more than 400
escorts will see that they aro comfort?
able on tho long journey. Attendants
at the hospital said many of them will
be discharged from the hospitals a
short time after arrival.
California, Washington. Oregon,;
Iowa. Kansas. Nebraska. Illinois, "Mis?
souri and other Western states are rep?
resented among the "homeeomers."
Bible Teachers'' Scliool
To House War IS urges
The government has taken over part
of the ten-story building owned by the
Bible Teachers' Training School, at 541
Ijcxington Avenue, to house 180 of 300
nurses who will bo in attendance at
Debarkation Hospital 5, in the Grand
Central Palace. This is the largest
of the debarkation hospitals in this
city, having 3,000 beds, and probably
will be kept full because of its prox?
imity to railroad terminals.
The building of the Bible Teachers'
Training School was erected from an
apartment hotel, and was bought by
the school for a dormitory' in 1904. It
is completely furnished. Tho activities
of the school will go on as usual, the
students being cared for in seven
houses on Forty-ninth and Fiftieth
streets belonging to the school.
Mr. Rarebit Returns
After a. War Vacation
Food Board Also Reunites
Mixed (?rill Family by
Lifting its Ban
The Welsh rarebit will be restored
to good standing on the hotel and
restaurant menus to-day, and the com?
ponent delicacies of the mixed grill
will hold a triumphant reunion after
a separation ?iating from October 21,
who;? the twelve general orders of the
food administration were invoked.
The Federal Food Board announced
yesterday that all restrictions for pub
lie eating places have been lifted, be?
ginning today, restoring all pre-war
culinary compositions ami, it is hoped,
nil pre-war portions.
The chief limitations prescribed by
the original war programme were that
no bread and butter were to be served
until after the tirs? course was on the
table: not more than one kind of
meat or poultry was to be served to
one person at ?.?tie meal; no sugar ex?
cept upon roques?; one-naif ounce
limit to buffer and American cheese a
person a meal, and not more than j
two o*unces of wheat bread a person.
The board urges a continuation of j
economy to meet the world relief pro-:
gramme to be outlined later by
That no cessation in the prosecu-1
tion of profiteers ami food speculators!
will resu i from the partial demobili?
zation of the hoar i was an other ;-:>
rio ?'<??'? ni?'.. ? I
Big Red Cross
In Sky Planned !
To Close Drivej
15 Fliers to Form Kmblem:
Over City as Final Appeal:
to Roll Call Laggards!
Redouble Efforts To-day
Thousands of Workers lev
Exhaust Every Possible I
Means of Reaching Goal ?
A greul re<l cross will appear in the |
sky above Manhattan to-day, where
every one may see, to let. the city's J
millions know that it is the final, the i
"clean-up," day in the Christmas roll- j
culi of the American Red Cross for
The emblem will be formed by fifteen '
airplanes, which will start from theii ?
field on Long Island and travel above '
tho New York sky crapers in the forma- j
tien :5ot of war and battle, but of pence
Trie great an fleet will hover over the
city, flying low, so that pedestrians may
see the rod crosses painted on their
lower planes and be impressed with
the fact that it is foi "the grossest
mother in the world," who has suc?
cored airmen, soldiers, sailor;- and
civilians aiike, that the unique display j
is being given.
To speed up laggard subscribers, the j
fastest airplane in the world, the '
"Christmas Bullet," will also whizz over ?
the housetops this afternoon.
One hundred and seventy miles an ;
hour will he the rate at which the
"Bullet" will carry its message of?
"Join!" to those who do not yet wear
the red, white and blue button of mem
bership for the coming year. Red
crosses have been painted on its under?
side, and the machine will skim the
roofs at its terrific speed with as little
space to spare as possible.
Route Through City
Its pilot., Cuthbert Mills, will take !
the "Bullet," decorated with banner ?
and Christmas foliage, from its hangar ;
at Mine?la Field at .1 o'clock. Its route '
over Manhattan will be from the Bat- ?
tery to Central Park. It will stop to ,
man?uvre over the Battery, City Hall i
Park. Union Square, Madison Square, j
Times Square, the plaza and Central ?
With the reminder from the clouds ?
and an army of canvassers in the ?
streets, in theatres, stores, restaurants
and offices, there, will be no excuse for ;
a non-member by the end of to-day. !
There are 444 booths in the city where
people may enroll and pay up, and it is
urged by the New York County officials
in charge of the drive that this method
he employed, as there are not enough
campaigners to solicit each person in
the city by to-night.
Between 40,000 and 50,000 men and i
women will redouble their efforts to- ,
day to bring the total past the mark ;
set last year, to prove that peace has
not made a grateful nation forget its
pledges to the men in uniform who
brought about the end of hostilities.
Police Aid Drive
Fifteen thousand workers in the
house-to-house division will start ;
again early to-day to canvass and re- j
canvass every flat, tenement, apart- ?
ment house and private house in Man- !
hattan for new members. An equal
number of men and women police re- i
serves will carry on the work in streets j
and restaurants, while the uniformed :
police force will take part in a good
natured "hold-up" of gigantic, propor
tions, directed against automobiles and
Inducements to join the Red Cross
are not necessary, but those who en- i
roll may add to the mere joy of the ',
act the interest derived from a dozen
"shows" along Fifth Avenue. Shops
have been fitted up with gayly painted '
windows, and in these are a variety of
entertainers all day long.
One may enroll at any of these ;
"shows" and receive a ticket admitting '
to all of the others, so that for the :
price paid for membership a person
may be amused and interested-see
pictures in tho painting, artists' mod- ?
els posing, hear excellent singers.
The drive officials are suggesting
memberships in the Red Cross to till
that gap which always looms at the;
last minute in the Christmas gift. list.
What better display of the season's !
spirit than an enrolment for some per- ?
son who is not able to join, or as an '
additional present for those already
provided for in material things!
"Let nobody pass without a button!"
was the. slogan announced yesterday for
to-day's campaign by C. Lionel Marcus,
of tho East Side Red Cross Committee. !
just returned from abroad.
At a meeting yesterday at the Bank :
of the United States 200 mothers who
have sons with the army in Europe
were present and applauded Mr. Mar?
cus's declaration that all would have
to stand by the organization which
had tended their boys without regard
?o sect or any other consideration ex- !
cept, that of need.
The pigs of I.uka Mahoprw. N. Y., are
going m?'!. No one knows what the trouble :
is, but the symptoms resemble rabies. Many
pig raisers ha\e had to Kill their charges
because cf the epidemic.
David Citron, eight years ?s'A, of 711)
Vermont Street, Brooklyn, war knocked
down .Mini killed h> :i truck en Van S.'-ien
Avenue. The truck driver, Max Amsterdam,
of 1984 Bergen Street, was not ?rreoteo.
Henry Tepold. ivtirvd merchant, sr.ot
himself in the stomach at the home of his
his daughter, Mrs. I.ena Botner, of 802 East I
Bighty-third Street. He is in Metropolitan ;
Edward Johnson, of Uniontown. Benn., I
was arrested, change?! with attacking Alex
andcr Rubin, cigar dealer, of 2! 83 Eighth
Avenue, in his store and attempting t/i roh
him. Rubin';- cries brought Patrolman
Gloason. who captured Johnson. \ partner
of the prisoner escaped.
May MeCormack, six years ein. ami her
brother Jam??, four, were found dead of
fu- asphyxiation in their room at 30'1 West
1 Tilth Street. The gas was leaking from a
Seven men who attended Daniel Grey'??
fortieth birthday party on the roof of his
home, at 24 2 Wet Tenth Street, were ar?
rested on a chai-ge of homicide. During the
festivities somebody thumped Grey on the
chest, it is alktred, knocking him down an
airshaft and causing his death.
Tha Downtown league is inviting busi?
ness houses on Nassau Street to juin it in
appointing u committee of one hundred to
safeguard the business interests of the thor?
oughfare i:i the building of tho new subway
under it. '
Vi MOO MOO Sign Roll;
Red Cross Sees Goal
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.?
Scattering returns received
up to noon to-day at national
headquarters ?showed an enrol
ment of i:!,000,000 in the Christ?
mas roll call of (he American Red
Cross. This represented report?;
from 40 per cent of the chapters
in twelve divisions, with no re?
ports from any chapters in one
When the campaign ends at
midnight to-morrow night the Red
Cross officials believe that the
total enrolment will equal the
22,000,000 of last. year. The
cantral division-Michigan, Illi?
nois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Neb
rnska?was stiU in the lead to?
day, with approximately 4,500,000
enrolments. The Atlantic division
New York, New Jersey and Con?
necticut--retained second place,
with close to 3,000,000 members.
4( Hiristmas' Keough?,
Forger, 1? Caught
Muii Arrested in Altoona,
Penn., Sai?! to Have Scat?
tered Bogus Drafts Ahead
of Santa Claus 15 Years
After eluding the police of the coun?
try for more than fifteen years, "Christ?
mas" Keough, the famous holiday
forger, has celebrated in his private
way one too many Christmases. A
tall, bland stranger in a Persian lamb
coat has been arrested at Altoona,
Penn., by operatives of Pinkerton's
National Detective ?Agency, and they
declared yesterday that he was none
other than "Billy" Keough, alias
Meighan, alias Travers, alias McLeod,
alias Newman, nlias Paget, alias May
>orn, the "prince of predatory pen?
Keough, who is said to have cashed
more than $50,000 worth of bogus
draffs and travellers' checks during re?
cent holidays, was last heard of in New I
York in 1917, when he made a shop- ?
ping tour along Fifth Avenue.
Swindled New York Stores
He visited Theodore B. Starr, the
Gcrham Company, Lord (t Taylor, and
n number of other shops, made pur?
chases and received change for about ]
42,000 worth of travellers' checks j
drawn on the Canadian Bank of Com- :
merer. The checks were of Keough's
own manufacture, but this fact was
not; learned until after he had disap
The police followed his trail to St. :
Louis, and a man registered there at \
the Hamilton Hotel was arrested and ;
brought back to New York as the notor- [
ious swindler. Friends of the prisoner '
appeared <o identify him as ?Alexander
P. Macauley, a respectable mine
owner from Toronto, Canada. He was
"recognized" hy others, however, as
the man who had passed the worthless'
checks and was held for weeks before
he was able to prove that he and
heough were separate individuals and;
merely bore a striking resemblance to
each other. I
Worked Only in Holidays
Police and nrivate detectives in the j
meanwhile resumed their search for \
the missing forger. His habit of long :
standing was to materialize only dur- i
ing the festive holidays. During the !
rest of the year lie hibernated, accord- ;
ing to the police. He and Santa Claus
observed the same seasons, ?and there!
was the same mystery concerning their '?
whereabouts between whiles.
The Pinkertons sent circulars with i
Keough's description to the larger!
stores and shops throughout the United ?
States. Then they waited for Christ
mas to come around again.
Keough chose Pittsburgh this *>ear!
for his holiday sojourn. He purchased '
,t woman's coat at the department store !
of Lewin Meiuam, paying $97 and re
reiving change of ?103 from a ?200 .
(ravellers' check drawn as usual on!
the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Arrested in Altoona
Before he left the store the credit
manager recalled the Pinkerton cir?
cular and forced the purchaser to re?
turn the coat and the. money. But he !
escaped before the police were sum?
The Pinkerton office was notified and
operatives trailed Keough to ?\ltoona.
lie was returned to Pittsburgh for,
ttial. It was said yesterday that in?
dictment will be sought in a dozen i
other cities to which he has paid hoii- !
day visits in the last fifteen years.
"Not Guilty," Is Farewell
Note on Piper's Body ?
Alleged ?Slayer of Weiehman
Girl Left 1 "nguarded Two
Hours in (..ell
MUSKEGON, Mich., Dec. 22.- That
Milo H. Piper, who last night ended ?
his life in a cell at the county jni! ,
here, where he was held on n charge
of killing Miss Freda Weiehman, had
for some time contemplated suicide j
was the belief expressed by the au?
This assumption is based by the
police on the f-nding cf a note whicli
Coroner James F. Balbirnie announced
was found pinned *o the dead man's
underwear. The note, which, accord
nig to the coroner, seemingly was writ?
ten while Piper was in Hamilton, On- !
i.ario. reads as follows;
"Dear Mother, Father and Brother :
Thanks for all you have done for ;
me, Take good care of Hilda and
Choppy 1 Piper's wire and three-year
old son). As you or I must go, let it !
"Goodby all. ! am not guiltv
No theory i?as been advanced as to
what Piper meant by the words "You
or 1 must go." At the bottom of the
note, written on a piece of paper such
as is tisetl in tobacco cans, were the
words: "This dope comes from Ham
ilton." It is this notation that leads
the authorities to believe Piped wrote
the words before being brought here ;
from Hamilton. They also point out :
that no lead pencil or means of pin?
ning the note to his underwear had
lie en left in the prisoner's cell.
At the coroner's in?iuest. which will
be held to-morrow. Coroner Balbirnie :
stated to-day. an etfort will be made to '
d?termine why Piper was left unguard?
ed long enough to permit him to hane; :
himself. Tin* ce!!, it was learned to?
day, was left unwatched for two hours !
be 1 ?< Pipcr'3 hod;, was found.
Thousand Children to Sing at Grave
Of Santa Claus's Best Loved Poet
His name was Clement C. Moore. Iiis
body sleeps beneath the Christinas trees
that grow in Trinity Cemetery, whose
sloping lawns run from Broadway to
the Drive, between 153d and 155th
streets. But his words live on. By
grace of the verso he wrote he is im?
mortal in the hearts of millions of
children and of those who once were
kids at Christmas time.
On the night, before Christmas a
thousand children of the Chapel of the
Intercession, to whom Moore has sung
in his "Visit from St. Nicholas." will
sing carols in the dusk besiile the place
where he is buried, and will lay upon
his grave a wreath ;?;; symbol of their;
All who remember the poem begin?
'Tuas the night before Christmas, a m 1 rill
through the house
Not n creature was stirring, net- even a
are invited to join in the ceremony in I
Keeps 2 More Off
Rector of Trinity Church
and Tov> nsend Lawrence
Tell H y la n They Refuse
to Serve With Publisher
Two more men have made public the
fact that they refused Mayor Hylan's
appointment to the Committee of Wel?
come to returning soidiers because
William Randolph Hearst on the
committee and is chairman of one of
Dr. William T. Manning, rector of
Trinity Church, and Townsend Law?
rence, a broker, are the latest to de?
cline to servo.
Dr. Manning's letter, addressed Lo
G rover Whalen, th?1 Mayor's secretary,
"There i ? ne service ; which I
should more eagerly dea ; ? to give
every assistance in my power, not in
which I should feel it a gionter honor
to share, than that ?'.' giving fitting
welcome home to cur brave
"1 am informed, how? ? r, that V . R
Hearst is a menibei of I -
appointed bj the Mayor, . ;
sub-committee, of wh cb Mr. :i ?
chairman, is to have part in Ll ? official
welcome to our troops.
"If this inform?t!? n i corn cl 1
find myself compelled, with very groat
regret, to decline the Mayor's appoint?
ment to membershin in this committee.
"Mr. Hearst's attitude during this
war toward our Allies on the >ne hand,
and toward our enemies on the other,
is a matter of open and public knowl?
edge. In 'The New York American' of
June 6, 1915, he defended the sinking
of the Lusitania, on which American
men, women and children were brutal?
"In my judgment the apointm? ? of
Mr. Hearst on the committee to wel?
come our returning soldiers is so man?
ifestly improper that all loyal men
and women of our city should join in
earnest protest against it."
In a letter to The Tribune Mr.
"I have refused to serve on the
Mayor's Reception ? omn I ee, as un
der no circumstances w? , Id I serve on
a commute.' v ?| I Hea - His ap?
pointment t.. th? c? mm ? i ai
to every i?;in in the 5?rvLa?"
honor of the man who caught the spirit
of Christmas and who made the mythi?
cal Santa Claus a living, breathing
reality to those whose eyes have not j
been injured by sophistication.
Following the singing of carols the !
Rev. M. A. Bates, pastor of the chapel,
will conduct a short service, and the i
children will march to pay tribute to i
thai other great celebrator of Christ- !
mas. Charles Dickens. In memory of
him a wreath will be laid on the grave
of his son. Alfred Tennyson Dickens,
who died while on a lecture tour in this |
Before the outdoor exercises a Feast;
of Lights will be held in the chapel it- '
self. Every child will bring a candle
anil will name it after one of the saints.
It will then be lighted from a central
taper, representing the spirit of Christ.
At the conclusion of tho Feast of,
Lights the littlest child present will |
press the button which will illuminate
three living Christmas trees in the
To Await Outcome
Of Boatmen's Move!
Deride Not to Strike Un-!
less War Lahor Board !
Admits Its inability to
Handle Loral Situation
The executive board of the Long?
shoremen's District Council voted yes- j
terday to approve the action of the
Marine Workers' Affiliation in holding
up the ordar to strike pending action
by the National War Labor Board and
Lo instruct its members to do nothing
to disturb the business of the port un?
less the National War Labor Board ad?
mits inability to handle the situation.
"It was the sense ol the meeting,"
said President John F. Riley, "that the
mon should let the burden of trouble,
if any there be. rest on the shoulders
of those among the boat owners who
are trying to force a breach of the pre
va ling peaceful conditions.
"The men will also be advised not to
...'??? umbrage at anything the boat
own t*s or their representatives may
a . Any arbitration will be decided
on the merits of the case and not on
hat the boat owners may say in their
?idverti em nts Therefore if the men
?.ill pay i:> attcr.-tion to rnisrepresen
; tation no harm will be done to anybody
, except those making misatatements.
"An interesting feature of the situa
Lion is the response made to advertise
menl of boat owners for discharged
soldiers to take the places of men who
may strike. This has not scared our
men and it lias offended the men com?
ing back from France. It is a serious
mistake for the boat owners or for
that matter any other group of em?
ployers to fig ?re on recruiting strike
breakers from the army. The fact ?-.
that the armed forces are made Up
largely of union men.
*'To show you where the soldier
stands we have th" report of one
gathering where there were between
400 and ,700 discharged men at which
Lhis advertisement was read. They
were unanimous in denouncing it."
The several associations of boat
owners will hold informal conferences
to-day to discuss the situation created
by the decision of the National War
Labor Board that the;.- are bound to
arbitrate matters in dispute. It was
intimated yesterday that as a possible
way out the operators may offer to
compromise on a nine-hour day instead
of the eight-hour demanded by the
men, and to arbitr?t" all t-uestions of
wages. It is thought the men will not.
make any agreement short of eight
hours, preferring :o leave everything!
to arbitration and take their chances 0f
getl ing .'.hat they ask.
Hunt for Slayers
Of Bank Officials
Centres on Tvler
Police Say New information
Indicates He Was Taller
of 2 Brooklyn Bandits?
Expect Underworld "Tip"'
Additional information which came
to the police yesterday made them so
certain Roy Tyler, alias "Bob" Phillips,
was the. taller of the two bandits who
robbed the East Brooklyn Savings Bank
December 13 that they concentrated
last night on finding this notorious
yeggman and jaiibreaker to the exclu?
sion of virtually every other theory ir
the douole murder and hold-up.
While New York detectives are ir
other cities on Tyler's trail, Captair
John L. Coughlin, Brooklyn detectiv?
commander, who is working on th(
basis that a "mob" of at least si)
crooks have knowledge of the hold-up
said that the police were certain tha
a tip to Tyler's present whereabout;
would be forthcoming from the under
world within a day or two as a resul
of the $5,000 reward offered.
In addition to the positive identifica
tion of Tyler's Rogues Gallery photo
graph by Detective Albert Doody, wh
was shot, chasing the bandits, the bar
keeper at Martin's saloon, a few block
from the bank, at Myrtle and Frankli
Avenues, Brooklyn, has also stated pos
itively that the picture of Tyler show
him was that of the taller of the tu?
rnen who stopped at the place a shot
time before the hold-up.
The barkeeper has told the polic
how the shorter of the pair choked ove
his whiskey, provoking the laughtf
of his tall, lean companion. Identifies
tion of Tyler's picture has also bee
made by Peter Bullinger, who runs
hotel at 296 Nassau Avenue, Brookly;
where the men turned up at about
o'clock the afternoon of the robberv.
Here again the men called for whii
key. The man identified as Tyle
bought a dollar's worth of it and pi
the flask in his pocket. While tl
men were at Bullinger's bar some or
came in and attempted to sell the
tickets for a dance. The tall ms
made a memorandum of the hall ?
which the dance was to be held. Tl
police have this scrap of paper, whi(
was found in the room in which thi
passed that night.
That the men were well supplii
with money was in.licatcd by the fa
that they i>oth offered ten-dolla?- bil
in payment for the room. The char;
was $L'.2T> each. Bullinger gave the
each a five-dollar bill and started
count out the rest of the change. Th
said to him, "Never mind." A Maspet
Flushing Avenue trolley transfer w
also found in the room.
The hour punched on this doveta
with the time it would have taken t
bandits to travel back to Myrtle A\
nue from Canarsie, where they dropp
the little black loot bag, and th
transfer to the car that took them
The police had been working on t
basis that "649" stamped on the b
torn of the black bag thrown away
the robbers was its correct stock m;
ber. But examination of the numt
under a magnifying glass yesterd
showed that the "6" was out of ali(
ment with ihe other numerals, lacl
their regular quality and apparen
had beet; .nserted ?vith ? pointed
From Suitf Sine came word last nif
that jail officials there believed t!
"Boston Kiidic" Kelley, notorious bf
robber, who escaped from the S
Sing farm at Creen Haven more tl
two years ago, might have been
volved in the holdup. Kelley. it \
said ther?\ looked l'ke the tall ban
Kelley still had eighteen years o
twenty-year sentence ?o sene and i
made a "trusty" just before his eses
With "Goat" Hinch and "Sheen" H
lis, Kelley staged a bank robbery
Cobleskill. N. Y., several years ago
which a watchman was killed,
pals were sent to the chair, but "E
ton Eddie" turned state's evidence
got off with n jail sentence. Kelle;
known to ha\e been in the Wet', si
Senator Says Reaetionary
lie pu hi i eat i Chiefs Made
Deal With Demoerats
Change of Rules Ur?*ed
Candidate for Leadership
of Upper House Names
Smith as Conspirator
In a letter addressed to each of the
twenty-eight Republicans elected to the
.State Senate, ?Senator George F. Thomp?
son, candidate for majority leader of
the ?Senate, charges that there exists
a conspiracy of the "reactionary lead?
ers " of the Republican and Democratic
parties to run the state in the next
two years, and that as a preliminary
they intended to organize the State
Legislature, especially the Senate, to
suit their purposes.
The letter bristles with charge? and
sinister phrases, such as "party n?r
cenaries." One charge made by Senator
Thompson mentions Governor-elect Al?
fred E. Smith. On this score he said:
" It is apparent that it is intended by
a very, few people who hope to control
the next Legislature to have an under?
stand inp with the Democratic Governor
by which patronage will be divided, the
part which goes to the Republicans to
be distributed generously among the
few in control of the organization of
the Legislature, the Democratic Gov?
ernor to approve such legislation as
shall be deemed necessary to continue
this faction in future power in the
Would Change Senate Rules.
Senator Thompson declared that to
defeat any bipartisan combinations of
a sinister sort the ?rst Thing that
should be done by the Republican Sen?
ators is to change the rules governing
; the proceedings of the Upper House.
"The Senate rules are fundamental,
for they determine the conditions under
which the fight for everything that is
decent and right must be made," said
"With a strangle hold upon the situ?
ation through the rules of the Senate,
the reactionary leaders csn even use
the activity of the advocates of reforms
: to compel the special interests, and the
! forces of vice and lawlessness, to fur?
nish the money to ena?ne the leaders
to continue in power."
Senator Thompson, after pledging
himself to have the Federal bone dry
amendment ?ubmitted in the first week
of the session, ana to have the rules
changed so that all shall have a square
deal, if elected leader, continues:
"For six years I have seen the pub?
lic defrauded in its expectations time
and time again through no fault of the
majority of its representatives, except
the existence of the rules. Party pol?
icies cannot be established b\ the ma?
jority of members of the majority
; party because of the rules.
Failures Due to Rules
"Failure of public service commis?
sions and remedial legislation, failure
of the state to inventory its vast nat?
ural resources and apply them to the
: service of the people, failure
Legislature to exercise its c?
: tional duty in regard to the ra1
of an amendment, to the !
stitution in relation to intoxicating
liquors, failure of any action to remedy
the high cost of living in the cities,
failure of the election laws and nu?
merous other .'allures, are all cue to
the rule.-. It is of the greatest ;
importance that these r-jie? should be
changed. The*, can only be changed
by a light to change them at the time
of the organization of the Senate. Ob?
viously, now is the time to make it.
The" Senator charged that "a quiet
attempt is now being used to organiie
the Senate in the same old way, by an
unauthorized use of Senate patronage
and promise of committee assignment?,
in an endeavor to gam individual
pledges from ?Senators."
He referred to the need of changing
the rules, pointing our 'hat this re?
form was achieved in the House of
Representatives while "Uncle Joe
Cannon was Speaker.
Wants Square Deal
Continuing, he said:
"I ask the support of every Senatof
who believes that public business
should be done in the open and on the
level and who believes that the ruie?
of a legislative body should be de?
signed to enable the majority to trans?
act business intelligent!:.- and promptly
and not for the purpose of enabling
a venal or weak party minority to re?
duce an independent and self-respect*"
ing party majority to a condition ol
"I ask the support of ever.- Senator
who believes that legislation should
not be allowed to go through unless
it represents the intelligent and COB
scientious conviction of a constitut on
al majority of the Senate, and who
believes that any measure which. upo*
its merits, has the support of sue!?
constitutional majority, should not be
permitted to be strangled by a minor?
ity for reasons which will not stand
"I ask the support of every Senator
who believes in majority rule
the party, who believes that the Repub
lican party should stand for de<*eiifT
and morality and against adverse in?
terests which have never hesitated W
betray the Republican party when the1*'
could no: prostitu?*- it to th?
Would Rout Mercenaries
"I ask the support of every Senator
who believes both as a matter of rc
tnd politi -a' expediency t"18^
the ?''?? ..? ?-.me to prevent forever
any contre of vicious special ipter???
upon the Republican pa
York and for us so to ac
undependable mercenary whom **
drive out of the party ranks will
replaced permanently by two righteou?.
-independent, self-respecting men ana
women voters whose support will es?**"
lish the dominance of our p irty for '?"
Opposing Senator Thompson 5 fc" *
ator J. Henry Walters, of Syr?*??1'?
Senator Walters has ' ?*' "1'
nounced nis candidacy, but he bus t'e*"
active in trying to In e up s^'ner'1
votes to elect him majority leader.
Those in a position to '-.now **_
the contest for the leadership of '
Senate will develop nto on? ??* "?
biggest political fights the Republic?
party of this state has ?? itneaae*? ?'?^
that within a very few days raer "'
national prominence will find the**
selves dragged into it.