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First to Last?the Truth: News ? Editorials - Advertisements
t^TMTtttti & SAM.EiIition
^^^0^4^^ Sfyf^^jr ^W^** ^ ^W^^f Partly clondy to-day and to-morrow.
Not much change in temperature.
Full Renort on PuRe 23
Vol. LXXIX No. 26,478
ICopyriKht, 1919,
New York Tribune lnc.1
THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1919
*r? ?5 V *F
TwnrTvn^1-1 Grrater N>w York and | THREE CEVT9
1. wu it.^ra *? wtthin commutinjr dittance I El-ev. hrre
Dirigible Nears St. John's in 900-Mile Flight;
-4 Reaches Halifax; Rig "Hop" Set for To-day;
ermans File Three Protests, Call Treaty Ruin ous
9 Lies Laid
iTo Whitman
By Thompson
JPrevarication Is Charged j
by Senator in Detailed
Testimony Concerning
Interview at Luncheon
ISeheme To Aid
Fare Bill Alleged
Killed 6-Cent Act Fearing
"Penny Governor"
Niagara Man Asserts
Senator George F. Thompson under .
oath yesterday characterized ex-Gov- !
ernor Charles S. Whitman's sworn !
stor;, related before the Senate Judi- ''
ciary Committee at Albany, as a fabri- j
cation. The Senator from Xiagara ,
picked the former Governor's testi
mony to pieces, branding nearly a
scorc of inrportant statements made by
Whitman as falsehoods.
"He (Whitman) has attempted to de- | ;
ceive the public by weaving in a lot of
mrimportant falsehoods with a lot of
onimportant factB," said Thompson,
''in an attempt to make it appear:
"FIRST?That l sought an interview
with him, which is untrue.
"SECOXU?That f sought to make a
eonnecrion to practise iaw in Xew YorV
whi h is untrue. ]
"///' I sought !.i*ad"iep in i,
reiu* i<.?!* to the darson-Martin bill, which I
is untrue.
"FOl RTH That I gave him an inti
nation that I was going around taiking '
about the '':irso:i-Martin bill, looking
for V.n excusc to change my attitude,
which is untrue.
"FIFTH?That I was uslng that op-!
Mrtunity to c.-iticise Governor Hughes,
which is untrue.
"81XTH That 1 was using that op
?portuni-y *,, criticise Senator Burlin
lame, - itrue.
"SBVENTH That I was using that
Cpporain-y to belittle Senator Daven?
port. which is untrue.
"EIGHTH That I tried to see him on ;
Monday and sought an opportunity, !
Which is unttue,
"NINTH- This conversation was not '
one which took the form of small talk I
?r go.-sip."
Feared "Penny Governor" Cry
Thompson mentioned other sworn!
statements made by ex-Governor Whit- :
inan which I e branded as false.
Tu" ?? >re that fear that the,
voters would call him a "Penny Gov- !
ernor" during tho 1918 campaign im
pelled Whitman to pasa the death sen- '
tence on the Pratt six-cent fare bill '
durire^ the legislative session last year. j
The big audience which packed the \
Board of Estimate room in the City
Hai:, where the Senate Judiciary Corn- \
^ft*e? conducting its investigation,;
hnghed dly at this rcference to the \
ersw . i hj, - Executive of the state:
H-ii-ty B. Weatherwax, president of ;
the New York State Street Railways \
Aisoci-jtion, and other tractiot men '
who teetifted that the ex-Governor had \
diobte-crossed them after he had '?
fcenieed to support and sign the billj
feiaed in the laughtcr.
Thompson atuck to his story that
'''' after hc had been retained
: i? the K'irn of $10,000 by the Inter- !
|?ough, had asked him to vote for the ?
Carson-Martin bill, which would make
IHeible an increase in streetcar fare,!
BOl'i?".;.; out as bait the nomination for !
werr.or in 1920.
meeting with the former Gov-.'
I held on March 29 of this year !
Hotel St. Regis, where Whit- !
"*8 iives, was arranged by George A. ;
G'ynn, whe was handpicked by Whit- :
?*" ?? head the Republican State
Committee, Thompson swore.
? '? talk with Whitman, Thompson
ftttfted, following close on the heel*
? the alleged offer of a $500,000 carn
*>??'' fund by Richard ii. Burke, oeller.
?| ttreeiear eopplle*, wa? largely
peponeible for his publication of the
Made SCS.ooo in Three Montha
I Thomp*on went Into deUils regard
??'- * interview with the ex-Governor
JW?*ring that Whitman told him that
?* **4 made $'55,000 in the firet three
"?nlfa? of hi? praetlee of law and that
I tt??d U' mak* m,)-w> ftnne*!ly
? Wh*??<>, ht uhU, ?Iko Iflformed him
g? he intended to run for ;?< , .,,
{Pj^Pwn'e denial of Burke', *torv
I ? $$***"** "" Wge twenty
I I ~~^
City Celebrates
Just From Habit
Manhattan DoesnH Know
What Noise Is About,
but Joins In, Any way
The wail of a hundred sirens, shriek
ing their utmost, came across tho
river from Jersey yesterday. To this
was added the regular thudding of
field guns banging out a salute, and
the shrill voices of a score of harbor
As the noise echoed through the
lower part of the city, New Yorkers be
gan to join in the celebration, not
knowing exactly what it was about, but
unwilling to let any noise-making op?
portunlty get by. Windows were !
thrown open and torn bits of paper '
were showered on Broadway, where !
motor horns blatted loudly and a few
enthusiasts cheered. Among the
reasons given by New Yorkerc for the j
celebration v.ere the following:
The President has come back.
The peace treaty has been signed. i
Prohibition has been declared null \
and void.
The American fiiers have started j
their transatlantic hop.
Lloyd George has agreed to meet '
the Irish delegation.
But the uproar wasn't inspired by |
anV of these causes. New Jersey was j
greoting some of her returning troops. ;
The transport Calamares was coming
up the bay with 2,208 officers and men
aboard, and a delegation headed by
Governor PJdge was welcoming the
lighters home.
Whiskey Storage
Here Increases
$5,000 Orders AW Wr*
Common, Say Dealers,
But Many Await Sales
Many of the large New York concerns
handling expensive lines of wines and
liquor are planning to hold big sales
in the near future. These are'expeated
to last until July 1, when the war-time !
emergency bone dry law becomes ef- j
fective?unless Preside.it Wilson be- '
fore that date proclaims the war ended ;
and the army demobilized.
The dealers are tiot holding out
hopes of reductions in prices of whis?
key and wine, but nevertheless they
feel that many persons are waiting
vainly for the "market to break."
In the meantime most of them have
had numerous orders for wines and
whiskey in excess of $1,080. Orders in
excess of $5,000 are not uncommon.
Some of them boast of single orders
amounting to $10,000.
There is nothing in the slatute
books at present that forbids storage
by individuals of unlimited quantities
of beverage alcohol. However, the
storage warehouse men are expeeting
to be informed some time before prohi
tion becomes effective of stringent
regulations affecting such a-lcoholie
The dealers say most of their large
eustomers are having t'heir purchases
delivered at their homes, where doubt
less they will cherish them in secret
At present there is practically no
imported champagne or whiskey for
sale. There is a similar dearth of cor
dials and liqueurs. All French wines are
scarce. Champagne is quoted at $70 a
c-asi-, but few dealers will admit that
they have any. Imported whiskeys are
quoted at $f^,' $6 and $7 a qtiart, and
there is little at these prices.
Many dealers are beginning to recog
nize the faces of eustomers who call
once each week -presumably on pay
day-- and carry away one or two prec
ious bbttles to be added to tho store
they are hoarding, not against a rainy
day, but againht a dry one.
Of domestic whiskey there is plenty
for prescnt needs. There are said to
be 60,000,000 gallons, a normal year's
supply. Distillers in New York say
there is no chance of this whiskey be?
ing dumped on the market at the last
Rabbi Wise WouldVt Be
Seen With Hylan, He Says
Special Correnpondvnm
Ktephen S. Wise, of New York, who
was a guest of honor with Colonel
Robert H. Tyndall, commander of the
150th Field Artillery of the Rainbow
Diviflion, at a dinner given here to?
day by the Kiwanl Club, took occasion
to tell what he thought of Mayor
Hylan, of New York.
Colonel Tyndall had ju8t been prc
t'.'.i'd the proverbial wooden key of
; the city of Ir.<jiurikpo 1 ik by Mayoi
i CharlcK W. Jewett, jmd Rabbi Winc wai
called upon to speak. In opening he
"It, ih good to come to a city Mfa
; (ndlanapolie where the Mayor is n
: epected, It Ii fat dlfferent ln New
i York. In Qothatn it in a dilgrece t.<
be teen with the Mayor."
Referring to the' preaantatlon of th<
; k?y, Kabbi Wiae remarked that th'
people of New York would not irum
their Mayor with even a wooden key,
Hijy it llah}' ItriiiiJ.
Our Beaklcl iim.* ho
1 %\<ih lnv?ftm?nt* ttand tnr \k,
iJohn Mulr it V,u., Cl H'wny..Advi.
Censor. Here
Holds Up News
Tribune Correspondent Who
Supposed Bureau Had
Ceased Is Forced to Sub
mit Papers for Inquiry
Roosevelt Letter Helps
Release of European Press
Matter Effected After a
Delay in the Examination
The Tribune has come unexpectcdly
into contact with a iive and vigorous
"non-existent" censorship. On Tues?
day Elias Tobenkin, who has been in
Europe as The Tribune's OTrrespondent
for six months and who came to The
Tribune directjy from the Commission
on Public Information, returned on the
steamship Frederick VIII. He was re
lieved of all his papers and documents,
despite all his protests.
Yesterday morning a reprcsentative
of the censor's office called The Tribune
on the telephone and asked whether
Mr. Tobenkin's cables had been altered
in any way after they had been re?
ceived. He was told that this ques?
tion seemed to have little to do with
any rcason for holding up Mr. Toben?
kin's correspondence. He then asked,
in effect, whether The Tribune be
Continued on page ten
Foch Ready to Act
If Germans Balk
Marshal Told to Take
ISecessary Action if Teu
tons Refuse to Sign
PARIS, May 14 (By The Associated
Press).?Immediate measures tending
to the further subjugation of Germany
if its delegates refuse to sign the peace
treaty were indicated to-day by the
announcement that Marshal Foch had
been sent to the Rhine by the council
of four to take such action as may
become necessary in the event that the
treaty is not signed.
The council of four, composed of
President Wilson, David Lloyd George,
M. Clemenceau and Signor Orlando, to?
day considered the immediate reimpos
ing of the blockade against Germany if
she declines to sign the peace treaty.
lt is anticipated that the blockade
will be liftetl immediately if the Ger?
man delegate's sign.
COBLENZ, May 12 (By The Associ?
ated Press).?Marshal Foch is due to
arrive at Coblenz on Thursday. Hc
is mnking a trip which is taking him
to the different headquartcrs of the
occupicd areas.
The marshal will come here from
Mayence and will be escorted down the
Rhine by French gunboats. He will be
' chtertaincd at luncheon by Lieutenant
General Hunter Liggett, commandcr of
the American Third Army, and will then
procced to Cologne under the escort
of British gunboats.
Labor Convention for Bcer
And Removal of Burleson
HARRISBURG, May 14. -The Stato
Federar.ion of Labor went on record
here to-day as favbring ,*he sale of
beer and. l.ijbt, wines. The conVeii!
also demanded tho removal of Post?
master General Burleson from office.
(Copyrlglit. j013. New Vnrk Tribune Inc.)
Transf er of Distriets
in Belgium and
Saar Valley Clause
Are Objected To
CJppose Leaving
Selileswig Area
Would Pay Damages
But Not Accept
Blame for War
PARIS, May 14 (By The Associated
Press).?Three notes from the German
peace delegatioh" were delivered to the
| Allied council of four this morning.
| They were very long.
One of the notes, dealing with eco
nomjc clauses of the treatji, declares
that they mean the ruin of Germany if
they are enforccd.
A note on territorial questions pro
tests particularly against the Saar Val?
ley arrangement and the transfer of
the Malmedy, Moresnet and Eupen dis
' tricts to Belgium, as well as tfie forced
? evacuation of a part of Schleswig.
A note on reparations aoes not pro
test against the payment by Germany
i for the devastation wrought in Belgium
and Xorthern France, which, it says,
Germany is ready to do willingly. It
is added. however, that Germany will
not pay reparation for this (jamage on
the principle that she was responsible
! for the war.
The thTee new notes frort Count von
:>- ??? i ';p!-p.R:u"'-:ui have been referred
Continued on page eight
fi&) > ^ % ^^P EXCELLENT! !
I'D TJ-llMK 1
WAS 60M?
Dif/ von erer notice with what reckless generosity we greet the efforls of thehome-growngehius?
]T isapleasure j;
And with what unslinted measure we reward the accomplishment of aurcustw. d . .'.
c '??..:? liansf
And to Lee-Wah-KoO'Tee, who spent 67 years engraving the Declaration of Independence, the
Koran and Shakespearc on a blaek Mexican hean ive arcord heart fell. appreciation?
But how would you like to be a peace delegate?,
C-5 to Try Non-Stop Sea Flight
^T. JOHN'S, N. P., May 14.?Naval officials here said to-day that
if the dirigible C-13 attempts the transatlantic flight?and only a
poor performance on the voyage here will prevent her?the"blimp"
will try for a non-stop flight, heading direct for the English coast.
Three United States battleships already are stationed on this
route, the Utah, 500 miles out; the Florida, 600 miles beyond the
Utah, and the Arkansas about 300 miles from the Irish coast.
If the naval seaplanes complete the Trepassey-Azores leg' of
their flight in time the destroyers along this route will be moved for
the C-5's benefit. It was definitely stated, however, that if the C-5
is found upon arrival in condition to make the transatlantic flight
it will not waste any time waiting for a new disposition of the de?
stroyers. ?
Reach France
In Happy Mood
Uuofficial Handshaking and
Smiles Feature Meeting
of Chancellor Renner and
the Allied Representatives
PARIS, May 14 (By The Associated
Press).?The Austrian peace delega?
tion, headed by Chancellor Karl Ren?
ner and accompanicd by its at
tendants, arrived in St. Germain. near
Paris, to-day, and at a later date will
appear before the representatives of
the Allied and associated powers to re
ceive the conditions which will spell
peace for the former ey.pire. There
are about sixty persons/in the delega
tion. ,
A potable feattfre -A' the receptton
was the absence of Germans who had
requested permission to greet the Aus
trians, but had been denied this privi?
lege. The prefect of the department,
M. Chaleil, met the Austrians cour
teously, and although there was no offi?
cial handshaking, many members of
the party were greeted by unofficial
handshakes from old acquaintances.
The delegates then proceeded under
military escort to the villas set aside
for them overlooking the valley of the
Seine and Paris, and lacking the high
fences and sentries so much in evi
dence at Versailles.
Renner in Joyful Mood
Chancellor Renner was apparently
in excellent spirits. He smiled en
gagingly and his eyes shone aa hc
greeted the representatives of the
Allied countries. In the course of his
lemarks he said, among other things:
''I hope I may go away with as joy?
ful a heart as I bring."
Although strict military regulations
were enforced and the crowds of vil
lagers held back by sentries from the
railway station and the shady avenues
through which the delegates were hur
ried to their abiding place, such pre
cautions were unnecessary, for the
crowds displayed mild curiosity rather
than hostility.
Under official escort the corrcspond
ents and others were conducted cere
moniously to the station through
streets from which other traffic had
been barred. The good spirits of the
crowd awaiting the Austrians appeared
to be shared by them, for they cmerged
smiling from their special train.
Professor Lammaseh was accom
panied by his wife and daughter, and
there were several women secretaries.
who were shown the greatest courtesy.
Apology for Speaking German.
The Austrian Chancellor, in his
speeeh on arrival, and later in conver
saticn, spoke German, but excused him
.:elf as being unable -to speak French.
Members of the Austrian delegation,
questioned on their arrival, intimated
! that they would demand the attach
ment of German Bohemia and German
Tyrol to Germany and declared th.".t
without these concessions they would
be unable to sign the treaty. This was
not said with such conviction as would
indicate a firm determination.
Besides Chancellor Kenner and Pro?
fessor Fammosch some of the bette.
known members of the party were Dr
Franz Klein, Peter Eichoff and Dr
Richard Schuller.
Belief that the peace treaty with
Austria would bo handed to the dele?
gates of that nation by the end of tht
present week was cxpreased to-day.
It is learned from members of thi
party that the leading representativel
are sharply divided among themselvc
vegarding the question of anncxatior
to Gormany; bo that the delegation ai
.i whole can scarcely take a firm stan.
on permanent prohibition of unioi
with Germany, which appears in thi
draft of tho treaties for both Ger
I many and Austria.
Italians Land
Large Forces
In Dalmatia
Soldiers Moved Eastward
From Zara and Sebenico
to Fortify Passes and
Ridges in Dinaric Alps
LONDON, May 14.?The Italians are
landing large military forces at Zara
and Sebenico, on the coast of Dalmatia,
according to a Reuter dispatch from
Belgrade, the Serbian capital. The
troops are being moved eastward and
are fortifying the ridges and passes.
tZara and Sebenico are near the cen
tre of the Dalmatian coast and are
i between Fiume and Spalato. They are
i cpposite the Italian port of Ancona.
j The mountains to the east of the two
' ports are tho Dinaric Alps.]
. PARIS, May 14 (By The Associated
Press). italian delegates to the peace
conference are no longer insisting
upon the fulfilment of the secret treaty
of London, and this part of the con
troversy relative to .territory on the
castern shore of the Adriatic is tend?
ing toward an adjustment, according
to those who have taken part in re
cent conferences.
The status of Fiume is still being
discussed, as the plan to make it a
free city similar to Danzig has not
proved acceptable.
ROME, May 14. Gabriele d'An
nunzio, the author-aviator, and Pro?
fessor Luigi Luzzatti had a long inter
view yesterday with King Victor Em
manuel. Afterward Professor Luz?
zatti gave to the American newspaper
men a statement setting fbrth ltaly's
position regarding Dalmatia. In this
statement he said:
"I hope that free America will not
take the responsibility of appearing
like an oppressor to the eyes of mill
ions of Italians desiring to reunite
with their mother country."
Professor Luzzatti likewise ex
pressed the hope that President Wil?
son ?'would not put France and Eng?
land to the alternative of breaking
their agreements (with Italy) or break?
ing with America."
Armed Siiin Feiners
Attack Irish Police
One Officer Dead and One Miss
ing as the Result of Fight
at Knoeklong
KNOCKLONG, Ircland, May 14 (By
The Associated Press).?Four police
officers, who were taking a Sinn Fein
prisoner to Cork, were attacked by an
armed band at the Knoeklong Station
to-day. The armed men rescued the
prisoner anti killed one of the police
men an4 seriously injured another. A
third policeman is missing.
Knoeklong is a small town in County
Limerick, about eighteen miles south
east of the city of Limerick. It is on
the Great Southern and Western Rail?
President Not to Sail
From Port of Antwerp
PARIS, May 14 (By The Associated
Press).? President Wilson was consid
ering sailing for the United Statesfrom
Aritwerp, so that he might visit Brus
sels on the way, but on inquiry it de
veloped to-day that the I'nited States
transport Gcorge Wasliington is of too
great a draft to enter the port of Ant?
werp. The project, therefore, has been
The President will visit Brusaels,
however. before starting on his home
ward voyage.
ScoUish University Makes
Pershing Doctor of Laws
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, May 14.
The honor.ary degree of doctor of lawi
was conferred to-day on General Johi
J. Pershing, commander in chief of th<
American Expdditionary Forces, bj
the I'nivorHity of St. Andrews, whicl
i:; the oldest in Scotland.
This was on tho occasion o-' Fieli
Marshal Sir Douglas Haig being mad
Lord Provost of the university. Gen
eral Pershing was rcpreaented by Col
onel Lloyd Griscom.
Belated Plane Hopes
to Reach Trepas
sey in Time to Join
in6 Junip' to Azores
NC-4 Makes 99
Miles an Hour
Weather Conditions
Reported Good all
Along the Route
American naval seaplanes NC-1 and
NC-3 probably will be in* fliurht be?
fore sundown to-morrow in the lirst
attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean
through the air. Official reports to
the Navy Department late to-day
from Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland,
the. starting point of the proposed
flight, intimated that the "hop-off"
would be made within twenty-four
: hours, as favorable weather along
the route to the Azores was indi
The navy dirigible C-5 also may
| attempt the long 'cross-ocean trip
either to-morrow or next. day. Risiir:
? from Montauk Point, Long Island.
early to-day, the big aifship passed
Halifax before sunset, and Liscomb,
l N. S., eighty-five miles ftj-rther on,
,at 7:40 p. m. Sne is expected to
| reach St. John's. N. ]?'.. befove :
light to-morrow, making a non-gtop
flight of 900 miles. A deVision as to
,a transatlantic attempt by
'will be made immediately rm receipl
of her commander's report of his
NC-4 Pieks |jp Time
The third seaplane of the trans?
atlantic division, the NC-4, held up
j by engine trouble 011 the first leg
j of the journey, made up much of
her lost distance to-day and was
i moored to-night beside the mine
layer Baltimore at Halifax
. ing daylight to proceed to Trepaa
sey Bay. Tho boat travelled from
: Chatham' Light, Mass., to Haiifax
i to-day, nearly 350 miles, in l<
than four hours. Urged by a fa
vorable hfteen-mile wind, sl
: tained a speed of ninety-nine land
? miles an hour.
Ths decision of Lieutenant. Corn
mander Read of the NC-4 to i
J the night at Halifax was taken to
mean that he had encountered fi
ther trouble to delay him. H< '
?expected to proceed to Trepa
I Bay after a stop of a few minutes.
, In that case the transatlantic at?
tempt might have star'- ter
The Navy Department was k
to high pitch to-day as the NC-4 and
the C-5 were hurryin ird
on a favorable wind. Until a late
' hour it was not certain that the
NC-1 and NC 3 would not also take
wing, during the day, starting the
transatlantic dash. It was obvious
j that the hour of the start. in any
i case, was close at han.!.
; Foreeast System Perfect
Again to-day the farreaching
I tem set up by the department and
j the Weather Bureau to obtain ade
! quate weather data for the expi
! at Trepassey Bay worked with cJock
; like precision. At reguiar intervals
' the streams of reports from more
| than a score of destroyers along the
route, from half a dozen battleships
j posted far to the north or south of
| the route to the Azores, from all
European points covered by the
i British weather system, and from
! the American Weather Bureau
i poured into the station ship at
I Trepassey to be charted and used in
! making predictions.
Officers believe the most corapre
| hensive weather forecasting ever
! done has been accomplished as an
| aid to the attempt to cross the At
Late Porecaal Less Hopeful
Late to-night the weather predic?
tions for the next twenty-four hours
over the proposed route from Tre?
passey Bay to the Azore -., as report?
ed to the Navy Department. wvtt
"less encouraging." This was not in
' terpreted by officers, however, u no
j cessitating a de"?<?ion by Comimmdcr

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