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Partir steady to-day; tuwrttlod m?:??
mild tem pera tur* to-morrow; ,
gentle and variable winds
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TWO CENTS. f TKBS-B ?CERTS
f? Greater New T<nk | Within M? Mie*
Price Slashing in
Many Lines Begun
. All Over Nation
Heaviest Reductions, Are
in Middle West, Where
2 of L-argest Mail Order
Houses Make 20% Cut
Example of Ford
Textiles Lowered ; Shoe
public Slow in Buying
Responses yesterday to inquiries
made by The Tribune in the princi?
pal cities of the nation show that
the downward trend of prices is be?
coming marked in many sections of
the country. It is noticeable par?
ticularly in the Middle West, where
two of the biggest mail order houses
in the world have reduced prices 10
to 20'per cent in numerous lines and
hotel and restaurant men are being
-asked officially to explain the prices
on the menu cards.
The example set by the Ford
Motor Company in revising its price
list almost to a pre-war. level has
been follower in the East by the H.
H. Franklin Manufacturing Com?
pany, of Syracuse, N. Y., which an?
nounced yesterday that the prices of
its automobiles had been reduced 17
to 21 per cent. H. H. Franklin de?
clared that Henry Ford had done "a
- freat thing," and he hoped othei
manufacturers would fall in line.
Manufacturers of cotton and wooler
foods in the East have reduced theii
prices to a considerable extent. Rav
?Ilk has been declining in price sine?
January 1. The extensive shoe fac
tories in Lynn, Mass., are facing; i
temporary shutdown because of lacl
of orders and materials.
The frequency with which sucl
phrases as "lack of orders" and "over
production" occurred in the somewha
vague answers returned- by departmen
store officials in this city to querie
concerning falling prices showed tha
long-continued restraint in purchase
on the part of the public was a poten
factor in the downward trend of prices
At most of the big stores it was de
clared that no general decrease i:
prices was in sight yet, although ther
had been a decline in certain lines i
which they were "overstocked,"
The prevailing belief that the cut
already made indicated the approacn c
a general price decline is reflected i
the stock market, however, where th
quotations on industrial stocks becom
Franklin Company Cuts
Prices on Automobile
Wages Will Not Be Affected
Effort Will Be Made to Obtai
Reduction on Raw Material
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
SYRACUSE, Sept. 23? The H. 1
Franklin Manufacturing Company at
flounced to-day a price reduction of b<
tween 17 and .21 per cent on all il
?utomobiles, effective at once.
H. H. Franklin, head of the compan
?aid he agreed with Henry Ford thi
prices must come down and that tl
sooner the business of the country ge
back to normal the better it would 1
for industry, commerce and all tt
* "It was a great thing that Hen;
Ford did, in my opinion," said M
Franklin. "The influence of his acti<
in leading the way in an effort to ?
away with abnormal price conditioi
created by the war will be greater thi
Would have been the case had the i
iiiative been taken by any other ma
because every man, woman and chi
knows of Ford."
Wages at the Franklin plant will n
be affected by the reduction, but t
eompany will at once go to. produce
of raw materials used in its car at
?gbt for modification of existing co
tracta, with a view of getting pri
??occasions corresponding with the <
mag?; in the retail price of the fi
Mr. Franklin hoped that this effo
if joined in by other manufacture
would hasten the restoration of nom
conditions and turn the tide of bu
"The movement, if it succeeds, w
o? a good thing for labor by stimuli
?f business," Mr. Franklin said,
???o expressed the belief that th<
tCetlpett m 9*0* tsret)
Bay State Rations Hard
Coal for Domestic Ui
Householders Allowed Only
Tons; Scarcity Due to
"Vacation" of Miners
?15STON, Sept. 23.-~Rationing
hard ceal for domestic use was orde
to-day to relieve the scarcity exist
throughoot the state.
Eugene C. Hultrnan, chairman of
?t*t? Commission on the Necessai
?f Life, announced that until fart
?otiee householders would be alloi
??hr three tons of coal. Dealers,
I J*W, would be ordered to deliver
**** to any on? known to hay?
Th? shortage. Governor Cooli
? jai-J, was due largely to the "vaeati
?*fc?n by the miners and the fact t
?**Pi? with ampie means had laid
Governor Coolidge said he thou
**? shortage would prove only terr
iVXOVWZXCETBept- 23,- ? me?1
?o*t dealers* has been callad
9fpr Joseph H. Galnar far to-mor
g?wis!d?r the appointment of a
& ISrSf _9,_,!lttt**. Tb? Mayor ?aid
2_? ?? iaforaation was that ?bos*
??Lffi?. at th* fsmilUa la th*
Army Extends Credit
To Men in the Ranks
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.?To
assist enlisted men in the army to
combat the high cost of living,
the War Department to-day is?
sued orders to all commissary
stores of the army to extend
credit to men in the ranks on the
same terms as now prevails for
U. S. Fails to
Back Dry Law
No Attempt to Catch Those
in High Places Who Aid
Violations and Traffic
Flourishes Here, He Says'
Hospital Cases ? Increase
Act Has Done Away "With
Decent Booze and Given
Poison," Doctor Reports
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau '
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23?If the
present Administration does not want
to go out in disgrace, besmirched with
a worse scandal than the old whishy
ring of twenty-five years ago, it must
get on the job and enforce the pro?
hibitory amendment, Bird S. Coler,
Commissioner of Public Welfare of
the...City of New York, declared this
afternoon. He arraigned vigorously
the alleged lax enforcement of the
Eighteenth Amendment in New York
in an address before the International
Congress Against Alcohol,
"We either have a law in the United
States or we haven't it," Mr. Coler
said. "We have had the prohibition
amendment for almost a year and it is
being generally ignored, due to the
failure of officials to enforce its pro?
"In the Internal Revenue Bureau of
the government itself there are vio?
lators of the amendment. Officers are
making no attempt to catch the people
in the high places who are responsible
for the failuro of the law's enforce?
ment. If I were prohibition commis?
sioner I would reach out and get firsts
those in the government; then Sen- !
ators, Assemblymen, Mayors and |
others all over this nation who are
"The City of New York could be
cleaned up in sixty days if the D9t?_art-1
wt?nt of Justice and the Internal Reve- j
nue Bureau were working together."
Kramer Asks for Evidence
In answering the attack on the gov-1
ernment enforcement officials Commis-1
sioner of Prohibition Kramer, who
spoke after Commissioner Coler, asked ;
for a bill of particulars of the failure
of the government dry agents to wipe !
out violations of the law.
"Lawyers from New York have come
down in droves to tell me that all pro- ;
hibition enforcement officers in New '
York are corrupt, but they have not
given to me a bill of particulars," Kra- ;
mer said. "We have had eight Secret
Service men in New York City for four |
months trying to get evidence against
prohibition enforcement officers. There !
was a special grand jury that was go- j
ing to indict all our force, but there
was no true bill returned. You give |
me the .evidence against any of our J
force and I will be the first to get'
them out of the service." i
Commissioner Coler was compelled
t? delete a part of his prepared speech
by E. C. Dinwiddie, chairman of the
congress, on the ground that it injected j
personalities into the'discussion. Coler.
had prepared a vigorous attack on
William H. Anderson, superintendent !
of the New York Anti-Saloon League. ?
Mr. Coler, after delivering his cen- '
sored speech, gave out the following i
attack on Anderson:
"The desire of this person to turn :
the prohibition movement into an anti
Catholic and Jewish program," the |
statement said, "should cause his
banishment from every civilized na?
tion. Anderson uses the Anti-Saloon
League of New York to launch a
crusade of bigotry, which is nearer his
heart than the cause which he is paid
"With saloons wide open undea- his
own eyes, he attacks another faith and I
' (Co?tinued en ?ago four) j
Bandit Holds Vp Train9
Passengers Capture Him
Robber Seized as He Trie* to
Leap Off and Stolen Money
Is Recovered by the Victims
Sp?cial Dispatch to The Tribune
DENVER, Sept. 23.?A bandii held
up a Santa Fe train between Las Ani?
mas and La Junta at 4 o'clock this
morning. After obtaining over $400
frosh the passengers in the day coach
and the flagman and porter, whom he
had previously locked on the platform,
the bandit was captured by Conductor
C. A. O'Brien, of Denver, and passen- i
gcrs, who suddenly rushed from be?
hind a? he was about to leap from the
train a? it entered La Junta.
Th# robber, who gave his name as'
John Morgan, was turned over to the;
police at La Junta, who had been ad?
vised of the hold-up by a message
which O'Brien had thrown off while
the train was being robbed.
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uawmlly help ?otti?o *.*?<? ?"t ?Up m
tbe Bvtlnoom Wort?. Intslilaent parent?
r?*4 Tte<? THJmne. ?W? ?P, B??kn_*n ?000
Mrs. John D. Spreckels Jr.
in London Charges Hus?
band of Alice Drexel
Got $100,000 in Gems
Just Released by
Los Angeles Police
| Charges Made at Meeting
of Creditors Who Have
$30,000 in Claims
From The Tribune's European Bureau
Copyright. 1020, New York Tribune Inc.
LONDON, Sept. 23.?A warrant for
I the arrest of Captain William N. Bar?
rett, war'veteran and husband of Alice
Gordon Drexel, ,of Philadelphia, New
York and Newport, was issued here to
I day on the compjaint of Mrs. John D.
Spreckels jr., of San Francisco.
Mrs. Spreckels charged at a meeting
of Barrett's creditors in bankruptcy
court that Barrett had appropriated a
necklace and other jewels belonging to
her worth $100,000.
The claims of Barrett's creditors pre?
sented in court amount to $30,000, in?
cluding the rent of an apartment in
fashionable Portman Square.
Counsel for Mrs. Spreckels said that
Mrs. Barrett was now at Nice. The
couple had been separated for some
time, the attorney said.
Captain's Release Ordered
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23.?Captain
Williame N. Barrett, held in custody of
detectives for more than twenty-four
hours pending an inquiry into the sup?
posed loss of $125,000 worth of jewels
by Mrs. John D. Spreckels jr., in Lon?
don, was released -late yesterday after?
noon. Barrett is a veteran of the World
His release was effected when his
attorney, H. D. Geisler, served notice
on the detectives that habeas corpus
proceedings would be started at 4 p. m.
unless a formal warrant was issued or
definite word confirming the report
that Barrett was wanted there was re?
ceived. From the State Department
at Washington it was learned that no
request for extradition had come from
England. The British Consul's office
here 'declared that no advices regard?
ing the case had been received from
England. It" was then that Detective
Sergeant Herman Cline, who accom?
panied Barrett to the Consul's office,
"The case turned out exactly as I
knew it would," said Barrett. "I knew
I had done nothing to be afraid of, and
for that reason took the nflfcter as,
coolly as possible. I'm going to wash
up and change clothing now and
"Will you stay in Los Angeles?"waft
Barrett May Stay in West
"There is no reason why I should not,
except the notoriety this has brought
on me. I intend to stay unlesaj change
my mind; stay for some time, at
"What are your plans in regard to
the case?" Barrett was asked.
"I haven't thought much about that
angle of it yet," he replied.- "I'would
want to talk things over with my at?
torney before saying anything along
Mr. Geisler is awaiting further word
from Barrett's solicitor, E. E. Edwards,
who has been asked to explain the mat?
ters which led up to the first cabled
report Tuesday that Captain Barrett j
was wanted in connection with the re
ported jewel loss. Other cables have |
been sent to Scotland Yard and to the |
London newspaper which published a
statement that a warrant had been
issued. No replies have been received.
Late to-night neither denial nor affirma?
tion of the first report had been re?
"Captain Barrett agreed to the pro?
posal that he would permit a detective
to remain with him until word was re?
ceived from London," said Mr. Geisler.
"However, I understand the proposal
was presented in such a manner "and
under such circumstances that it could
not well have been refused. Of course,
it wan technically an arrest, for it is
not necessary to put a man in jail nor
to lay hands on him to arrest him.
"I would have waited for word in
London except to wait longer than this
afternoon would delay the hearing in
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1,000 JSames on Red \
List Seized in Chicago
Addresses of Many /Vete York
Radicals on Roster Hidden in
Trunk of Communist Leader
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
CHICAGO. Sept. 23.?One thousand
radicals in the United States probably
will begin shifting their addresses to?
night as a result of the heizure in this
city of a^document considered of great
importance in the drive against so-1
called Reds. The book contains a list i
of 1,000 names of radicals.
As many are listed in New York and I
other Eastern cities, the police be?
lieve that the evidence may prove sig?
nificant in connection with the search
far terrorists who have made bomb
threats in Atlantic states.
The document was taken when the
bomb squad of the Chicago Police De?
partment, headed *y Sergeant Law?
rence McDonough, arrested Peter Zali
Zalietskas is official organizer of Dis?
trict No. 5 of tho United Communist
Party of America.
The officers also raided Zalietskas's
printing establishment, where they
seized a press and quantities of liter?
ature advocating overthrow of the
United Statos government. He is said
to have moved his headquarters here
Zalietskas mude every effort to pro?
tect the roster of Communists. He was
grilled for hours before he finally
weakened and revealed his home ad?
dress. Then the bomb squad closed
in on the house and searched all
through it. Tho roster was found in a
Tho Chicago Stock Exchange to-day
alosad its gallery because of the New
York bomb explosion. No on? is, per?
mitted to enter anlas? raeemmandad
by* wain jew?
Deposed Royalty Hid
GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept
23.?It was said on reliable au?
thority to-day that the j?wels be?
longing to the^Romanoffs, Haps
burgs and Hohenzollerns, depos?
ited for safety with Swiss banks
and private firms, are worth
87,000,000 pounds sterling ($305,
152,500), while the jewels sold or
pawned in Switzerland since 1911
by these families amounted to
double this sum. These totals do
not include jewel transactions by
former princely families of Rus?
sia, Austria-Hungary and Ger?
Slain Rich Man
In His Cellar
Hermetically Sealed Room
Built Around Body of
J. C. Dent?n, of Los An?
geles, Missing for Months
Mystery in Mansion
Woman Tenant Tells Detec?
tive She Had Noticed
Bloodstains in the House
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23.?Discov-~
ery to-day of the body of J. C. Den
ton, Los Angeles capitalist, who dis?
appeared June 2, buried under three
tons of earth in an hermetically sealed
room in the cellar of a house at 675
Catalina Street, brought out one of
the weirdest murder mysteries ever
encountered by the police here.
The body was unearthed by Attor?
ney R. M. Blodgett and A- J. Cody,
private detective. They had been
hunting for the> missing man at the
instance of Judge Russ Avery, who
wished to consult Dent?n about a will
he made last spring, and of a daugh?
ter, Miss Francis Dent?n, of Phoenix,
Ariz., who had not been receiving her
usual monthly remittances from her
The police say circumstances clearly
indicate Dent?n was murdered, but the
manner in which he was killed has not
The murderer had dug a deep hole
under the cellar stairs, buried the body |
there, thrown the earth back upon it |
and then built a little room around the |
spot. Two barrow loads of earth left ?
outside this room aroused the sus?
picions of the detective, who broke I
open the partition, dug under the I
mound of earth and discovered the
Recent Changes in Tenants
Dent?n had been living in a fashion?
able apartment house, but there was
no clew there as to where he had gone
or why. The house in which the body
was found was owned by Dent?n and
had been rented. Two families had |
been tenants there since the disap-1
pearance of the owner. ?
The body was bound with ropes and |
wrapped in a bedroom comforter and a I
sheet of canvas. A preliminary ex?
amination indicated that the skull had
Blodgett and Cody went to the
house, situated in the heart of the
fashionable residential district, this
morning to search for the body. In an
upper front bedroom they found blood
stains on a carpet. This aroused sus?
picions and they searched every room
of tho big house carefully.
Descending into the cellar, Blodgett
and Cody discovered that a room had
been built under the stairway. They ?
noticed that the door to this room, I
which is about 6 by 8 feet, was nailed
tight and locked.
Smashing open this door and peering
into the dim passage, they saw the feet
of a man protruding from beneath a
heavy pile of earth and rubbish. They
summoned police detectives immedi?
Had Noticed Blood
The Dent?n residence, which is mag?
nificently furnished, is occupied by
Mrs. T. T. Miller, who leased it Au?
gust 19. Mrs. Miller said that'she had |
noticed the blood stains on the carpet, j
but had thought nothing of them.
Robbery apparently was the motive i
for the crime. A $600 diamond ring |
was missing from Denton's finger. His |
expensive automobile also is missing. |
Paul R. Aumont, a nephew of the
slain man, told the police that about
the time of his uncle's-disappearance
trfe house was occupied by Dent?n and
two women, one of whom he knew as
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Government Offici?als Who
Even Charged Their
Tips Against Taxpayers
Federal Publications Used
in Intereste of League;
Baruch Gifts Confirmed
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.?Govern?
ment publications have been used to
spread propaganda favoring the League
of Nations, and Federal government of- i
ficials attended the San Francisco con?
vention, at which Governor Cox re?
ceived the Democratic nomination for
President, in large numbers at the ex?
pense of the taxpayers, it was shown
to-day before the Senate committee in?
vestigating campaign funds.
It was testified before the committee
that the Scripps-McRae newspapers,
through a subsidiary organization, the
Newspaper Enterprise Association, is
carrying on a propaganda program for
Governor Cox through ninety-one daily
newspapers scattered throughout the
country. Governor Cox, it was admit?
ted, had helped Robert P. Scripps, a
son of E. C. Scripps, head of the
Scripps-McRae league of newspapers, to
obtain exemption from service during
The expense accounts of Attorney
General Palmer, navy officers and em?
ployees of the departments of Justice,
State and other departments and impor?
tant government officials will be ex?
amined by the committee to-morrow in
?n effort to learn whether the expenses
of these officials and employees to the
San Francisco convention were paid out
of the national treasury.
Baruch Backs Film
The committee started to delve into
the records of the departmental audi?
tors to-day and disclosed the fact that
three assistant attorney generals of
the United States and Mr. Palmer's
private secretary went to San Fran?
cisco at the time of the convention "on
official business and charged their ex?
penses to the Federal government.
Loren C. Talbot, a correspondence
expert, testified to-day that he had sent
letters to between 250,000 and 300,000
Democrats soliciting campaign contri?
butions, and sums as high as $1,0Oj0
were asked. He said he thought about
$200,000 had been obtained in that
Talbot denied that the list of names
had been obtained from lists of Liberty
loan contributors as recorded with the
government, and declared he had no
special form of letter for postmasters |
or officeholders. This testimony was
given in response to a suggestion that
officeholders may have been asked to
contribute to the fund.
Before adjourning for the day the
committee obtainod confirmation of re?
ports that Bernard M. Baruch is back?
ing the production of "Uncle Sam of
Freedom Ridge," a pro-League of Na?
tions story, as a film. He already has
advanced $25,000 to the producer,
Harry Levey, of New York, and will
put up an additional $12,500. Mr.
Levey told the committee that Mr.
Baruch backed the venture because it
was an argument in favor of the
league. Mr. Baruch will be reimbursed
for the money should the film make a
profit, Mr. Levey said.
The members of the committee, Dem?
ocrats and Republicans alike, ques?
tioned Robert P. Scripps at length re?
garding the propaganda he said the
Scripps-McRae papers and the News?
paper Enterprise Association are con?
ducting for Governor Cox.
Scripps's ?on Questioned
Mr. Scripps at the outset of his tes?
timony admitted that the Scripps
McRae services were distributing
"frankly propaganda" editorials and
news articles favoring the Democratic
nominee, but emphatically denied that
a letter written to Governor Cox urg?
ing his exemption from the draft had
anything to do with it. He said that
he did not question the authenticity
of the Cox letter, but declared that he
knew nothing of it until he reati it
in The New York Tribune last Mon?
The witness said he knew Xhat an
appeal was being made for his exemp?
tion and for the exemption of his
brother, James G. Scripps, but he in?
sisted that he knew nothing of the de?
tails of how the decisions of the local
and district draft boards ordering the
two sons of the wealthy publisher into
(Continued en pan? four)
Many Office Forces Here Join
OfPce forces of many concerns yes?
terday turned the tables on high-charg-'
ing restaurant owners of the city when
they institutaU the "Carry your own
lunch" movement. Small, neatly folded
packages and paper bags were carried
by many clerks and stenographers
when they reported for work, and there
was a noticeable decrease of diners in
the downtown lunchrooms at noon.
New York is following the example of
Boston, where the plan to beat the high
cost of lunehes has become very
Many proprietors of downtown res?
taurants were philosophical in spite of
the innovation here. They evaded
questions as to the cfTect of the move?
ment on their business, but were con?
fident that the "Carry your own
lunch" movement would soon end.
One proprietor compared the move?
ment to that of the overalls movement
of last year.
1 "Carry their lunch, bah!" was his
comment. "How many people do you
see on Broadway wearing overalls to?
day? And how much fuss * did thej
make over that, eh?"
The manager of Stanley's, on lower
Broadway, declamsd that a restaurant
Eu essential to the transaction o?
ismee* for-many men, "Men come
in here for lunch," he said, "and while
they dine they talk over their business.
They could talk in their offices, but
they like to come here and kill' two
birds with one stone."
The manager of a dairy restaurant
^ in the Wall Street district said gloom?
ily: "The brakemert and guards on the
elevated and subways are the only ones
that are going to profit by this crazy
idea. These stenographers will be leav?
ing their lunches on the trains half the
A* if to substantiate his claim, a
young girl worker, coming out of a
lunchroom further down the street,
confessed that she had "put up the
nicest little lunch, but had left it on
the pantry shelf at home."
One ot.the largest single efforts in
the campaign was made by the Uni?
versal Film Corporation. Three hun?
dred employees of this concern, it was
reported, brought their own lunch and
ate it at the offices of the company.
Every employee in the Universal of?
fices, from Vije-Presjdent R. H. Coch
ranc to the youngest office boy, joined
the movement. $f
One of the stenographers, who has
been carrying her lunch for some time
said: "Before I started bringing my
own lunch it cost me between 60 and
76 cents each day at the restaurants.
I find that the lunches that I make up
at home cost on an average 83 cents a
?*7" "._..(,--*?m1?***M*1*\ '
Rent Laws Reinforced j
With Fonr Amendments ?
For Benefit of Tenants
Provisions of Four Bills Adopted
To Put Teeth Into State Rent Laus
" From a Staff Correspondent
ALBANY, Sept. 23.?The purpose of tho four amendments to the
rent laws of last session passed by the Legislature to-day. was to put
additional teeth into them. The bills provide that:
In addition to the owner or lessor, the agent, manager and super?
intendent each are made criminally liable for wilfully failing to render
proper service to the tenant.
The court where a dispossess is granted through failure of the
tenant to appear may vacate the warrant.
A dispossess notice or precept must be served at least five days
before it is returnable.
A justice of the Supreme Court or a justice of the Appellate Term
may grant a stay pending an appeal in a non-payment or hold-over
The fifth bill passed to-day seeks to create a wider market for the
land bank and assist building and loan associations to secure money
for their members to build homes.
For Two Hours
Royal Guards Fire into the
Crowds With Machine
Guns After Attack ; Work?
ers Use Hand Grenades
Seven Killed, Many Hurt
Coolness of Soldiers Said to
Have Prevented Massacre ;
Shops and Theaters Close
LONDON., Sept. 23.?A dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph from Turin
says that after an attack on the royal
guards the troops were ordered out
and firing began immediately. The
workers chiefly used hand grenades.
The coolness of the troops prevented
an absolute massacre.
Thft strikers turned out in force and
for two hours the industrial districts
were the -scenes ot sanguinary en?
counters. Motor lorries transporting
troops were fired on incessantly. The
fighting centered around the Corso
Reina Margherita, where one royal
guard was killed and another guard
fatally injured. Further troops ar?
rived and eventually cleared the
j Later fighting occurred in the popu?
lous quarters near Ports Palazzo and
Via Chigla. Here machine guns kept
up a lively fire for another two hours.
Late in the evening order was re?
stored, but the theaters, shops and ho?
tels were closed.
Seven Deaths Are Reported
Seven dead were reported ns a result
of the fighting in this vicinity, one be?
ing a striker. Six strikers were seri?
Machine guns have been posted at all
strategic points and the authorities are
preparing for further trouble.
TURIN, Sept. 23.?All the men oc?
cupying the metallurgical establish?
ments met to-day to discuss the agree?
ment reached in Rome between the
government and the metal workers.
Out of fifty-one works the men in
thirty-four have declared themselves,
for various reasons, against the agree?
ment. The other seventeen announce
themselves as ready to accept it.
The belief is expressed in some quar?
ters that the delay of the men In
evacuating the works is due to their
desire to transport their arms and
munitions to some safe place in order
to have them for a future occasion
should necessity arise.
Occupation of the Fiat, Lancia and
Dubost automobile works, the Ansaldo
aviation works and other factories,
chiefly textile, will be continued.
At a funeral of two workmen to-day
anarchists attacked the armory. Police
were called and shots were exchanged,
resulting in the death of two persons
and the wounding of eight others.
Metal Workers Reject Agreement
GENOA, Sept. 23.-?The metal workers
of Savona held a stormy meeting to?
day and, aftjr violent speeches, passed
a resolution rejecting the agreement
concluded in Rome between the gov?
ernment and the metal workers' union.
The resolution was passed by a large
majority and declare^ that it had been
decided to maintain occupation of the
The workmen of the Gampi electro
technical establishment adopted a reso?
lution providing for evacuation of the
works by the workmen. The plant will
be returned to its owners immediately.
The vote was 180 for evacuation and
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Miners Reject Premier's
Appeal; Insist on Strike
British Workers to Quit Mon
dey Unless Government Re?
lents; Are Firm on Demands
LONDON, Sept. 23 (By The Associ?
ated Press).?Premier Lloyd George
made another appeal to-day to the
miners to accept the government's pro?
posal and refer the question of an in?
crease in wages to an independent tri?
bunal, or, as an alternative, to meet
the owners and agree upon a scheme
increasing the output, which the gov?
ernment believes would give the min?
ers more wages than they are de?
But the Premier's appeal was futile.
?The miners insisted that their demand
of a two-shilling increase should be
granted immediately, and passed a
resolution refusing to withdraw the
strike notices, which expire Saturday.
Thus unless the? government relents
within the next forty-eight hours the
miners after the last shift on Satur?
day will lay down their tools and the
minas will ba idle Monday.
Wins 695 Out of 892 Votes;
Gives No Hint as to New
Premier and Begins Writ?
ing Message to Parliament
Gets Tremendous Ovation
With Napoleonic Passion for
Work, He Toils at Desk
During Assembly Ballot
By Ralph Courtney
Special Cable to The Tribune
Copyright, 1020, New York Tribuna Inc.
? PARIS, Sept. 23.?Alexandre Mille
rand was elected'President of France
to-d?y. Tho Senate and Chamber of
Deputies, in joint session at Versailles,
selected the successor to Paul Descha
nel by 695 votes out of 892.
France's new "dictator," as Millerand
has come to be known amone his ene?
mies, continued his Napoleonic passion
for work even during the session of the
electoral assembly. He deigned neither
to vote for himself :ior for any one
else. He shut himself in a private room
with his watch on the table and invited
his friends to leave, declaring, "I have
two hours of tranquillity ahead of me."
While the 900 assembled Senators
and Deputies were slowly registering
their votes Millerand was at work. He
is never nervous, never idle. He was
preparing his Presidential message and
considering a new cabinet. At a late
hour to-night Millerand's lips were still
sealed to friends and evento his fam?
ily. No hint has escaped him of whom
he intends to' summon as Premier.
In the balloting for President the
vote fitood: Millerand, 695; Gustave
Delory, Deputy from Lille, 69; L?on
Bourgeois, Charles Jonnart and Jules
Pams, 3 each; IJaoul Peret, 2; Ray?
mond Poincare, Joseph Caillaux 'and
Gaston Doumergue, 1 each. The other
ballots were blank.
The National Assembly elected with
the utmost cheerfulness a man who
may be forced to resign within six
months or remain master of France for
No SigrTV>f Bitterness
There was no sig-n to-day of the bit?
terness which has accompanied pre?
vious elections. During the registra
I tion of the votes only one Socialist,
Deputy Upry, dared to raise the cry of
the opposition. Upry was the first
member of the Assembly called upon
"Down with dictatorship!" he cried,
as he mounted the tribune and dropped
the sjip of paper into the voting urn
there. Commotion and jeers greeted
his action, but no one had the courage
to follow his lead.
The Senators and Deputies for more
than two hours advanced at the call of
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Fire in Subway Alarms
Hundreds of Homegoers
Blaze at Clark Street Station, in
Brooklyn, Calls Out
Hundreds of persons returning home,
from Manhattan last night were incon?
venienced and frightened when clouds
of black smoke encompassed them as
they stood on the subway station plat?
form at Clark Street, Brooklyn. A fire,
which for a time threatened to destroy
the station, burned away several yards
of ties under the Interborough track
at this point. It was caused by a
short circuit on the third rail.
The situation became worse when an
attempt was made to ascend the stairs
to ihe street- Their passage was
blocked by hundreds of others who
soueht to descend the stairs.
With the arrival of the reserves from
the Poplar Street station and firemen
from Engine Company 105, quiet was
restored. No one was injured.
Wilson to Enter Campaign
;When Proper Time Comes
WASHINGTPN, Sept. 23.?President
Wilson will participate in the Demo?
cratic Presidential campaign when
"the proper time comes," it was said to?
day at me White House. He probably
will confine himself to statements on
campaign issues, particularly the League
The President is keeping in touch
with the campaign through the news?
papers and party leaders. While he
has not received a formal invitation
from D?mocratie headquarters to take
part, White House officers said he eon-,
sidered it his duty to do so as-a mem
bar of the party'
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Measure Providing for
Jury Trials in Cases
of Eviction Expected
To Be Passed To-day,
Aid of Congreso
Federal Priority to All
Shipments of Building
Materials Is Requested
From a Staff Correspondent
ALBANY, Sept. 23.?The Legis?
lature reinforced the rent laws to-*
day with four amendments designed'
to strengthen the position of tenants
.opposed to rapacious landlords, and
passed another bill, the purpose of
which is to encourage building proj?
ects by providing a more extensiva
market for the Land Bank and en?
abling building and loan associa?
tions to obtain funds more readily.
Both branches of the Legislature
adopted resolutions requesting the
assistance of Congress in relieving
the shortage of dwellings. The Fed?
eral assistance sought is the grant?
ing of transportation priority to
shipments of building materials; the
investigation of an alleged con?
spiracy on the part of dealers in
building materials to maintain or
increase prices and the exemption of
income from mortgages from the
Federal income tax.
Even more drastic anti-landlord
legislation is expected to-morrow,
both houses being ready to pass one
of the Lockwood housing committee
bills which would guarantee the
tenant against eviction by a landlord
who wanted to get rid of him simply
because of his refusal to pay an un?
reasonable advance in rent. The
judge and jury are made arbiters
<5f the question of what constitutes
an unreasonable advance. The bill
aims at virtual abolition of sum-,,
mary eviction proceedings.
Grounds for Dispossession
When the bill becomes law only
three grounds may be considered by
the court for granting a dispossess.
1. Where the landlord wants the
property for his personal uses.
2. Where the landlord has ap?
proved plans for a new building to
put up in place of the old.
3. Where the tenant defaults irt
Under this bill it will be impossible,
according to legislators, for the mu?
nicipal court justices wj New York
City, who have not interpreted the
anti-rent profiteering bills as the law?
makers intended to find i;i favor of
profiteering landlords. The critics of
the courts made it a point to say that
an overwhelming majority of tho
judges of the municipal courts rose to
the occasion and interpreted the laws
as intended by the Legislature?in fa?
vor of tho tenant when the tenant was
in the righj,
This bill, with others passed to-day
by ?both branches of the Legislature,
virtually puts tne dwelling houses of
the City of New York under control of
the judges of the municipal court.
The bills passed to-day to give further
relief to tenants make the agent, man?
ager and superintendent of an apart?
ment house equally liable with the own?
er or lessor for failure to render proper
service; authorize the court granting
a dispossess by default to vacate the
warrant upon adequate grounds pre?
sented by the defendant together with
an explanation of his failure to appeal
at the original hearing; stipulate that
at least five days must elapse betweea
the serving of a dispossess notice ami
its return date, and authorize ine-Sa?
pr?me Court or its Appellate -Division
to stay proceedings pending an appeal
in a hold-over action or one involving
failure to pay rent.
The State Land Bank act is amended
by the fifth bill, passed with the inten?
tion of stimulating building operation!
by making bonds of the bank legal in?
vestments for sinking funds and truM
funds of the state or any city within
it. The Assembly passed all five billa
unanimously. None of the five had
more than five opposing votes in th?
Senate, and two of them were passed
by that body unanimously.
Text of Bills Passed
The bills passed to-day follow:
Section 1. Section 2040 of the Penal
Law is hereby amended to read as fol?
2040. Willful violation of the ternu
of a lease. Any lessor, agent, manager
superintendent or janitor of any build,
ing or part thereof, the lease oi
rental agreement whereof by its terms
expressed or implied, requires th?
furnishing of hot or cold wates^hcat
light, power, elevator service, telephone
service or any other service or facilit.
to any occupant of said building, wh.
willfully or intentionally fails t<
furnish such water, heat, light, powct
elevator service, telephone service o
other service or facility at any tinv
when the same are necessary to th?
proper or customary use of such build
ing, or part thereof, or any lessor
agent, manager, superintendent <<f
janitor who willfully and intentionall'
interferes with the quiet ?anioyment o
the leased premises by such occupan
is guilty of misdemeanor.
2. This aet shall take effect immedj
Section 1. Title fi ef Chapter 17 c
the Code of Civil Pr?cedure is hare*