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New York Tribune Inc.)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1921
TWO CKNTS
In Gre?f?*r Nsit To
ITHSSE CENTS I lot ft ? KNT?
WMtiJn "00 Mito I KJwwh?rc
114 Indicted
For Fixing
Cement Price
?
74 Corporations, 40 Indi?
viduals Named by U. S.
Grand Jury as 'Combine
in Restraint of Trade*
Action Is Result
Of Housing Probe
Group Charged With Con?
trol of 85 P. C. of All
Goods Made and Sold
Seventy-four corporations and forty
individuals engaged in the manufac?
ture of Portland cement, and referred
to as ??! cen nt combine,'' were in?
dicted by tl.c Federal grand jury yes?
terday for alleged violation.?* of the
Sherman anti-trust law. The action
resulted from testimony taken before
the Lock-wood committee in its investi?
gation of the housing situation.
The indictments were made on two
counts, one charging "combination and
conspiracy in restraint of trade" and
the other "conducting a monopoly." It
is the theory of government officials
that the combination was brought
about by the activities of six dominant
cement companies whose financial
strength was so enormous, their plants
so strategically located and their in?
fluence ?7* the trade so great that it
was an easy matter fot- them to per?
suade i ? the other firms to fol
:? w -.. : le I I.
dominant concerns are de
scribed as the Alpha Portland Cement
Company, Atlas Portland Cement Com?
pany, L high Portland Cement Corn?
il Securities Company,
and Cement Company and
the Universal Portland Cement Com
pany. TI ese, together with the other
firms accused, are said to have a com?
bined capitalization of more than
Their plants were scat?
tered over thirty one states, their grip
on the industry stretching from coast
to coast.
Control Must of Production
The L'.-high company is described as
a concern of many millions capitalisa?
tion, with more than fifteen plants scat
!>r-"d between New York and Califor
i':,e Cement Securities Company
is a Western concern which the govern?
ment officials allege monopolized the
Rocky Mountain states and dominated
the m::ls in ( alifornia, the Northwest
and Texas, rhis firm has just effected
?. the Portland Cement.
Comp. . . the giant concerns of
the E nerged corporations, it
is '. will have an influence equal to
that of ' ? h company.
The ? sets forth that the
defend -, and individuals
^7 manufacture and sale of
? u per cent of all the
Por-.'...'. . . men! produced in the United
; roduct, it adds, is only
second in ip?. rtance to iron and lam?
ber in . m work and in the ex
?.rice affects all build
The Federal authori
I at a successful prosecution
ith its resultant disso
mbination can be rea
to bring about a more
whi esoi . ndit ion in the building
industry.
Extent of Their Influence
!t is the government's contention
that ' alleged combination had so
tained uniform prices,
divided I rritories, limited output and
- ? i and character of cus?
tomers who might purchase the product
i . to w,:ich it might be
(feet to exclude cement
-rom the ordinary channels of trade
?'id ; In fact, they claim
'h.at bi of the alleged conspiracy
cement was no longer an item of barter
C!'f? sal in the open market, but was
by the manufacturers up
it v.,.. -?ctually em
' _ nsti uction work.
Included in the system whereby trie";
ar-J said ?.o have obtained this (.rip
on the industry are several associa
areaus throughout the covn
try created ostensibly for the purpose
- prices as to completed
- and to "recommend" un?
form trade practices. It is declared by
the authorities that the scheme was
really used to fix prices and that th?
so-called "recommendations" wen
rs of the controlling com
c maintaining uniform prices
?imitn - output and interfering w'tl
tie purchaser's use o-? the cement h<
bought.
Other Alleged Practices
Some of the other practices all?g?e
to have been employed by the combina
?on are described as "delivery prices,'
arbitrary trade base?," "specific jol
contracts" and "warehouse deliveries.'
ion with these practices, i
ja charged that the cement* manufa?.
??Wers quoted prices only at the poin
01 delivery irrespective of its distanci
iron* the mills. No purchaser coul<
?'>y direct from milis and bear .ex
Pense of transportation himself.
In addition, it is said, prospectiv.
builders were permitted to contrac
ter only the amount of cement to b<
employed on the job, and inspector.
were employed by the firms to see tha
this rule was not violated. If per
enarce a builder had more cernen
'han he could use on any job etfectiv
methods were employed to prevent hi
using the surplus on any other opera
"on, it is charged. This, it is said
Prevented a surplus of cement bein?
. thrown on the market and paved th
Z, ior Price raising.
The "warehouse delivery contract
Permitted dealers only so much comen
?s they could obtain from the mill
*Uhin fifteen davs after submittin
weir orders. This, it is charged, pruc
'.. l'y eliminated all future deliveries
, ?"' ' arges were handed up to Judg
tT-H'umus X. Hand, of the United State
"??tnct Court,who ordered the defend
*"ls to appear within the next few day
fcin18Wer the charges. Bench warrant
?Ufi tu,ssueti for those failing to sho'
P. The special assistants to the At
tio ?'?y Gene"il in charge of the inve?
i??? .n and prosecution of the cas
th? e Wi,li-?m Ka"-*- Be? A. Mat
S'^' Isidore J. Kresei and Josep
|
League Teils (7. S. Yap Protest j
Is Question for Allied Council]
By Ralph Courtney
Special Cable to The Tribune
Copyright, 1921. Now York Tribune Inc.
PARIS, March 1.-?The reply of the
Council of tho League of Nations to
the American note demanding a part in
the disposition of mandates over for?
mer German colonies is on its way to
Washington to-night. The answer in?
forms the Washington government that
the league can do nothing to alter the
terms of the mandate already awarded
?Japan over the island of Yap, and that
the question must be decided by the
Allied Supremo Council. Hugh C. Wal?
lace, American Ambassador, has been
informed that th?? Council will make
public at midday to-morrow the text of
the reply unless the United States gov?
ernment objects to this procedure.
Discussing the league's reply after
to-day's session, Paul Hymans, of Bel?
gium, former president of the Council,
said:
"The note is a very cordial one. It
expresses our keen desire to have
America tell us her views and co?
operate with us. We hope this will
have a good effect in the settlement of
Caruso Again
Operated Onto
Reduce Fever
Renewed Signs of Weak?
ness Make It Neces?
sary to Remove Pus
From Pleural Cavity
Is Resting Comfortably
Three More Oxygen Tanks \
Obtained ; Doctor Stays ;
All Night at His Bedside!
Enrico Caruso, who for several weeks
has been lighting against complications
following an attack of pleurisy which
brought him at one point to the verge
of death, was again operated on yes?
terday. The operation was performed
in the presence of his five attending |
physicians and its purpose was to re?
lieve ?he tenor of a collection of pus on
one side of the pleural cavity. There
v,-as only one bulletin issued on his
condition. This followed immediately
upon the operation and read:
"Mr. Caruso has had a second slight j
rc-collection of pus in the flnak which |
has been successfully evacuated. He is
resting comfortably."
More Oxygen Delivered
Although it was said at the Caruso
apartments at the Hotel Vanderbilt
last night that the patient was "resting
comfortably,'' persons attached to the
Caruso household were reluctant to
speak of the tenor's condition. Three
tanks of oxygen were delivered at the
Caruso apartments last night. It was
understood, however, that the oxygen
was not intended for immediate use,
but for emergency in case there should
be a relapse.
Yesterday's operation on 'the tenor
followed a consultation of Caruso's
physicians, Drs. Erdman, Lambert,
Stella, Evans and Murray. The physi?
cians called at the Caruso apartments
two hours earlier than has been their
custom since the patient appeared to
have grown stronger and an immediate
operation was decided upon. Caruso,
it was said, was very cheerful before
the operation and appeared to be anx?
ious to have it over with. After the
operation, it wats declared, he fell into
a calm sleep. The tenor was given gas
as an anaesthetic.
Dr. Murray was in constant attend?
ance upon the singer all day yesterday
and the other physicians were within
easy call. Dr. Murray passed the night
in the Caruso apartments.
One of the other attending physi?
cians, who would not be quoted, said:
"We are hopeful, if not sanguine,;
that the best will quickly follow to- ?
day's operation on Mr. Caruso and that ;
his fever will go down."
Renewed Weakness
It was the failure of Caruso's fever to j
subside, it is understood, which prompt- I
ed yesterday's operation. The. singer
was said to have shown renewed signs
of weakness for the last two or three
days, though no one connected with the
case would refer to this development
as a relapse.
The abscess that was punctured yes?
terday, it was said, shows that his mal?
ady may be taking an unexpected di?
rection and that clearance of the pleural
cavity of pus, accomplished to a great
extent through frequent drainage, ir?
rigation and antisepsis, has not re?
moved the tendency to suppuration.
Girl Has Father Arrested
For Biting Little Sister
Charges Longshoreman Parent
Also Chased Her Around House; \
Whisky Is- Blamed
Philip J. Clark, a longshoreman, liv?
ing at 369 Front Street, was held in j
$500 bonds by Magistrate Robert Ten j
Eyck in the" night court after com- I
plaint had been made by his daughter j
Edna, eighteen years old, that he had j
chased her around the house and had I
bitten her ten-year-o|d sister on the j
arm, inflicting a bad wound.
Patrolman Rossner. of the 7th Pre?
cinct police station, who arrested Clark,
said that the prisoner admitted having
drunk too much whisky. The officer
was ordered by Magistrate Ten Eyck
to notify the Children's Society and
have a representative of the organ?
ization present when Clark appears in
the Tombs Court for trial to-morrow.
; The prisoner was unable to give bail
and was locked up.
Wilson Lists Paris Expenses
Gives House Itemized Statement
on Cost of the Trip
WASHINGTON, March 1???President
Wilson transmitted to the House late
to-day a ?00-page statement showing
itemized expenditures from the $150,
000,000 war funds, and especially
' amounts spent by the American peace j
; mission at Paris.
The report, called for by resolution
j by the House, adopted last week after
turbulent debate, was not made public,
however. It was referred to the Ap
I propriations Committee.
?
tho difficulties before ?8. This ex- I
change of views would, of course, cover
the question of mandates. We do not, j
however, enter into a discussion of de- !
tails in our reply to the United States." (
The Council to-day abandoned its
plan to hold a plebiscite in Vilna to j
decide whether that city ?nail be Polish j
or Lithuanian. This afternoon the j
council called in the representatives of j
the Polish and Lithuanian govern
ments, and Colonel Chardigny, French
director of arrangements in the ple?
biscite area, reported to the Council
the conditions under which he thought
the plebiscite should be taken. The
Lithuanian delegate rejected these
conditions as impossible and refused
to consider them. The plebiscite plan
was then abandoned.
When all hopes of an agreement on
the plebiscite basis had vanished,
Arthur J. Balfour, of Great Britain,
proposed that the two countries should
negotiate directly on the matter, with
a member of the League of Nations
Council presiding at their discussions.
If this proposal is adopted when it
comes up for consideration at to-mor?
row's sitting of the council it will per?
mit the Lithuanian question to be
shelved once more in default of a solu?
tion.
Albany Ready
For Invasion
By Johnson
Mayors, Including Hylan,
Arrive for Traction Hear?
ing To-day, Expected To
Be Stormiest of Session
Lusk Answers J ones
Points Out Transit Failures
Would Affect Insurance
Companies' investments
From a Staff Correspondent
ALBANY, March 1.?Mayors from va?
rious cities began pouring into Albany
tc-night in preparation for the state
conference of Mayors to-morrow, prior
to the hearing on Governor Miller's
utility bill reorganizing the public
service commissions and creating a
transit commission with sweeping pow?
ers to deal with the New York City
transit situation.
Mayor John 1". Hylan was one of the
first municipal executives to reach here.
He was accompanied by his Corpora?
tion Counssl, John P. O'Brien. When
asked if he wanted to comment on the
situation, he said:
"I am sori'y that I haven't a brilliant
thought or two to give you."
Then he retired to his room.
It is expected that the majority of
the mayors will oppose the bill, as did
a sub-committee of the mayors' con?
ference, composed of the Corporation
Counsels of a majority of the cities of
the state, ata meeting here a week ago.
The hearing on the Knight-Adler bill,
which carries out the ideas of the Gov?
ernor on the transit situation and on
public utilities generally, promises to
be the stormiest ever held in the state
Capitol.
Feeling on both sides is at fever
point, and the usual parliamentary
decorum has not been observed in the
debates in the Legislature which
touched on the Knight-Adler hill in any
degree.
Sarcastic About Johnson
An example of this was furnished
in the Senate to-day during a discus?
sion of a bill adding to Buffalo's meas?
ure of home rule.
"I am glad," said Senator Clayton
Lusk, majority leader, "that I have
this opportunity to place myself on
record on home rule before that great
burlesque performer, Hiram, comes up
here to-morrow to tell us what to do."
Senator Lusk to-night made public a
letter to Archie B. Jones, city clerk of
Binghamton, the principal city of his
district, which ha;; gone on record
against the Knight-Adler bill.
Senator Lusk, who is not only for
the bill, but has brought over a num?
ber of doubting Senators from cities
up-state and more than one from New
York City, in his letter to Mr. Jones
gave some of the reasons why he was
for the bill.
The majority leader said that the
street car companies of the state were
on the verge of bankruptcy and were
not only unable to render adequate
service in their present plight, but that
if something were not done to aid their
financial condition, ravings banks, in?
surance companies "and others which
had invested in traction securities
would be hard hit. The insurance com?
panies, he said, had invested millions
in traction bonds.
"The securities issued by these trac?
tion companies cannot be confiscated
without confiscating the earnings of
their thousands of policy holders,"
said Senator Lusk.
Senator Lusk's letter in part read:
Assures Good Service
"The plan sought to be ma 1c effect?
ive by Governor Miller will insure ade
quatj?? cities and transportation service
to the public, and will also insure that
this will be furnished at an actual
cost plus a reasonable income on tin
(Continued en page seven)
Champ Clark's Condition
Still "Extremely Grave"
Doctor Says Democratic House
Leader May Live Through
To-morrow
WASHINGTON, March 1.?The con?
dition of Representative Champ Clark,
Democratic leader and former Speaker
of the House, continues "extremely
grave," his physician, Dr. Jesse Shoup,
announced to-night.
Mr. Clark had a slight rally late in
the afternoon and took some liquid
nourishment, Dr. Shoup said, and is
conscious. The former Speaker's -pulse
also was said to be stronger to-night.
Earlier in the day Dr. Shoup said Mr.
Clark might live through the night and
? possibly through to-morrow.
Many telegrams from all parts of
the country were received to-day in?
quiring as to the Democratic leader's
condition. Constant inquiries were
made throughout the day by colleagues,
Republicans as well as Democrats, and
among these who called was Repre?
sentative Mann, of Illinois, who as the
Republican leader of the House op?
posed Mr. Clark for the Speakership.
Senate Calls
For a Parley
OnDisarming
President Is Unanimously
Requested to Arrange
for Conference With
Great Britain and Japan
Action Follows
A Secret Session
Lodge Warns of Peril in
Pacific in Appeal for
Keeping Strong Navy
j From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, March 1.?Tho Sen?
ate unanimously to-night called on thi
President to convoke an intcrnationa
conference on naval disarmament.
The call was embodied in an amend
ment to the Naval Appropriation bil
which had been tinder fire all afternooi
pnd evening, much of the time in ex
ccutivc session. The proposal, brough
forth originally by Sena'tor Borah, o
Idaho, was moved as an amendment b;
Senator Edge, of New Jersey, wit
unanimous consent. Under the amend
ment the President would invite Grea
Britain and Japan to join with th
United States in discussions lookin
? toward a naval building holiday.
Struggle over the navy appropriate
bill took a new turn this afternoo
when S?nator Lodge suddenly move
that the Senate proceed to the cor
sideration of business "in sccr?
legislative session."
Senator Lodge did not explain tl
'purpose of this move, ?rid the Senat
after a call for a quorum, closed tl
doors and the galleries were cleare
Then followed, in secret, a nrolractt
debate over the naval bill, with osp
cial reference to the country's inte
national com?!?cation?.
Senator Lodge in a speech discuss?
with frankness .the conditions in tl
Pacific, including the friction caus?
; by the occupation of the Island of Yi
by the Japanese. He urged the sei
ousness of the complications in i
Pacifie as a reason for a strong na'
and for the passage of the ponding hi
Mr. Lodge, who i.s chairman of t
Foreign Relations Committee, advis
the Senate in detail of the revelatio
concerning the Yap situation and t
Pacific situation as made by Undc
Secretary Norman H. Davis of the Sts
Department some weeks ago.
Williams Charges Coercion
Senators Poindexter, Swanson a
other advocates of the bill backed
Senator Lodge. On the other hai
Senator John Sharp Williams criticiz
Senator Lodge for bringing about t
secret session and took the grou
the purpose of it was to frighten t
Senate into passing the naval bill. S(
ators Borah and King took subs'u
tially the same position.
Details of the debate were lackii
bu4 it was learned that almost 1
whole range of international relatif.
was covered and special emphasis v
?aid on the Japanese aggressiveness
naval and commercial development
the Pacific.
The charge was made by Senat
opposed to the bill that the purp
of the secret legislative session \
psychological, for the purpose of di
iiig the Senate into support of' the $5(
000,000 naval bill, reported out of
Naval Affairs Committee. That there
a filibuster on to defeat the meas
is clear; Senator Poindexter said af
the secret session, which lasted for 1
'hours and a half, beginning shoi
af.er 4 o'clock, that the filibuster '
still going on. He said he would j
sist in the effort to pass the bill. Ai
the secret session the Senate met
open session and the struggle over
bill was resumed.
After the secret legislative ses;
Senator Borah said that in view
what happened therein he was u
than ever convinced it would be
possible to pass the bil!.
Edge Offers Disarming Plan
Senator Edge, following the se
session, offered an amendment loot
: to gradual reduction of armaments
th?. United States, Great Britain
Japan for the next five years. This
taken up and discussed, and France
Italy added. It is similar to the B<
nava? reduction plan.
The Senate was occupied most of
day and far into the night in disc
? ing the navy and the navy bill,
termined opposition was manifeste
the measure as reported from
Naval Affairs Committee.
Senator Poindexter spoke early n
day in reply to Senator Borah. In
course of his. utterances he referrt
the fact that the foreign relation
the United States were "critical,"
he brought up the subject of "i ap.
I "The United States," he said, "is
(Continued on next pas?)
Fall, Mellon,
Hays Chosen,
Says Harding
President-elect Wires For?
mal Offers of P. O.
and Interior Posts; Is
Sure of Treasury Aid
Will Name Labor
Nominee To-dav
Expected to Select Davis ;
Woods Tendered Job as
Philippines Governor
From a ftl.aff Correspondent
MARION, Ohio, March 1.?President- !
elect Harding'? Cabinet selections are ?
with one exception definitely and''
finally settled. The exception is the
Labor portolio, and this probably will |
be announced to-morrow. There is |
every reason to believe that Mr. j
?Harding intends to nominate James J. |
Davis, of Pennsylvania, for this post, j
After his arrival in his home town ;
to-day the President-elect sent tele- \
grams to Senator Albert B. Fall, of
New Mexico, and Will II. Hays, of In- '
dianapolis, chairman of the Republican !
National Committee. He informed Mr. '
Fall that he proposed to nominate him j
to be Secretary of the Interior and he ?
told Mr. Hays that he wanted to make :
him Postmaster General. Mr. Harding j
liti3 known for some time that both of i
them were prepared to serve.
Mr. Harding also confirmed to-day ;
the appointment of Andrew W. Mellon. ;
Pittsburgh banker, to be Secretary of ?
I the Treasury.
j "I had made a definite tender to Mr.
I Mellon," said Mr. Harding. "I told
him that if he. felt he could accept ;
to go to Washington for conferences
with officials there. I have, learned he
i? there and assume that he has de?
cided to accept.."
Withholds Labor Appointee
Asked about his intentions with re?
gard to the Labor portfolio, Mr. Har
! ding said: "I prefer to make fin an
j nouncement about that separately. '
i Probably I shall tell you about it be- j
fore we leave for Washington to-mor- j
row."
This is understood to mean that the
President-elect will set before the
country his reasons for making the
proposed appointment. It is believed
that he decided against the appoint?
ment of a leader of union labor be
? cause such a man could not fairly be
expected to represent non-union as weil
as union labor. It is understood to be
l the view of the President-elect that un- i
j organized labor has just as strong a
claim on the Department of Labor's
good offices as organized labor.
There was a joyous reunion at the
Markn Club to-day when the editor of
The Marion Star came there to greet
his lifelong pals, "Dick" Crissinger and
"Jim" Prendergast, both staunch Demo-;
' crats. The President-elect also paid a
I visit to the office of his newspaper.
"I didn't do any work," he said. ,
"Just dropped in to a;:k 'How's
things.' "
Talks With Wood Two Hours
The President-elect and Major Gen
i er-1 Leonard Wood discussed to-night
i the Governor Generalship of the Philip
I pines. The post had been offered to
i General Wood when he left here to
? night, but he had not decided whether
he would accept, lie and Mr. Harding
are to have another conference in
? Washington soon, when Mr. Harding
; will be Commander in Chief of the
j Army.
The two leaders talked in ar. ante
i room of the Masonic Temple. At brief
j intervals a plumed and bemedaled
?Knight Templar would summon the
| President-elect into the inner temple
; for a mystic session. Returning, he
| would take up with General Wood a
problem confronting him in Cuba.
I Then, following another summons bc
! tore the Knights Templar for more
. "work" Mr. Harding would come back
! for a discussion cf affairs of the Far
East.
This sort of thing continued lor two
1 hours and at its conclusion Senator
; Harding was a Knight Templar. Put
< General Wood was not the Governor
i ('encrai designate of the Philippines.
"We had a very interesting talk
?without deciding the principal subject
of discussion," said General Wood be
I fore leaving for Chicago.
"I came over to get the President?
elect's views and policies on certain
things that might affect my actions.
, Discusses Military Organization
"I shall decide my course in toe very
' near future, probably after I have had
I a talk with Mr. Harding in Washing?
ton. It has been arranged that I shall
! se-?, him soon. We talked generally
j to-night of conditions in Cuba, in the
(Continued on page three)
Policeman Shins 16 Floors Up
Girder to Seize Alleged Thief
Hayward Edwards, twenty-two years ?
? old, of 334 West Fifty-ninth Street, a
negro porter, was arrested last night
after a verbal battle which took place
j on a steel girder which forms a part
of the sixteenth floor of the iftate
Theater Building, in course of con
? struction at the northeast corner of
: Broadway and Forty-fifth Street.
After much persuasion on the part !
i of Patrolman William Mott, of Traffic
Squad B, who occupied a precarious
position on the girder beside the por?
ter, Edwards finally agreed to shinny
down a steel upright, walk across a
shaky plan'; lo a# construction elevator
and * into the 'arms of Patrolman
Thomas F. Ryan, also of Traffic Squad II.
Edwards was taken to the West
Forty-seventh Street ' police station,
where Louise Galloway, of 56 West
Fifty-third Street, and Lillyan Tash
man", of _4 West Fifty-eighth Street,
appeared as complainants against him
! on a charge of petty larceny,
i According to Miss Tashman, who,
j with Miss Galloway, has a minor r?le
in the "Gold Diggers," now playing at
the Lyceum Theater, Edwards stole a
I pocket book and w.rist watch, which I
the polite say were found in Edwards's
pocket, from their dressing room in
the Ly'ceum Theater last night. Miss
Tashman told the police that she
opened the dressing room and saw Ed?
wards, who is extremely tall, rolling
her street dress up in a bundle.
When Patrolman Mott and Ryan went
to Miss Tashman's dressing room it was
empty. From a window which looked
out on a tire escape Ryan saw, far up
on a girder of the State Theater build?
ing, which adjoins the Lyceum, a ligure
silhouetted against the sky.
Without a moment's hesitation Mott,
who is a former iron worker, began
scaling the building. A moment later
he was seated beside Edwards on a
slender piece of steel projecting out over
Broadway.
"Evening, boss," Edwards said.
"Evening yourself, you black crook!"
replied Mott.
"Gwan, you low bull!" retorted Ed?
wards.
"Shinny down and shinny fast," or?
dered the patrolman, clutching the
girder with one hand and drawing his
revolver with the other.
"I won't," said Edwards.
"You will," replied Mott, brandishing
his pistol.
"Yes, yes; I guess I will," answered
Edwards. And he did.
Allies Reject Germany's
Offer of $7,500,000,000;
War Chiefs Summoned
The Plan of Advance Against Germany
Movements of Allied military and naval forces against Germany, if she
refuses the Allied reparation demands, are projected on the map.
Belgian troops would take Dortmund (1), while the French, advanc?
ing through Frankfort (2), would cut across Bavaria to the Czecho?
slovakia!) frontier, along the line of arrows. British naval units
will enforce a blockade.
Rich Divorcee
Chicago Triangle Ends asi
Goodyear M a n a g e r Is !
Shot Dead in Bedroom
of Mrs. Cora Orthwein
Climax to Wine Parly:
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Victim Named by Hun- !
hand of Slayer in Suit ; ;
Wife Knew of Affair :
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
CHICAGO, March 1.?Herbert P. ;
Ziegler, division manager in Chicago
for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber
Company, was shot and killed to-day by !
Mrs. Isabella Cora Orthwein, after he
had forced .in entrance to her bedroom ?
at 4:30 a. m. Mrs. Orthwein is the1
divorced wife of Ralph Orthwein, son,
of a millionaire public utilities man of!
St. Louis. Her first husband, who di?
vorced her, was Jack O'Connor, one?
time manager of the St. Louis American j
League baseball team.
Mrs. Orthwein admitted the shooting1
and said that her action had been the ''
climax of a jealous Quarral, in which.
she accused Ziegler of paying att.en- ;
tions to other women, ami "throwing!
her over."
She said Ziegler was intoxicated and I
that she had taken several drinks. "I
loved him and [ killed him. It was all |
I could do,'' said the woman.
Mrs. Orthwein was taken to the Shef?
field Avenue station, where she elabo?
rated her statement by declaring that
Ziegler had threatened her life, hud i
broken into her apartment and she had i
shot him in self-defense.
An attempt on the part of Ziegler.
however, to br.mk off a, relationship of ',
which he had grown weary, seemed toi
be the real preiude to the murder.
"I told him last night," said Mrs.
Ziegler. at her home, "that he would ?
either have to break off his relation?
ship with Mrs. Orthwein or be divorced !
from me. He promised that he would
end the affair at once. I .-suppose this
was the result."
Zieglor's romance with Mrs. Orth?
wein dates back to 1015. when ??e was
named in a _uit which Orthwein
brought for divorce.
There was a $350,000 settlement, a
divorce, and Mrs. Orthwein came to
Chicago. She is thirty-eight.
Wife Knew of Affair
Here c-he and Ziegler were familiar
figures i:i North Side cabaret life. At
her apartment they were- known as j
brother and sister, but the ruse de
(Continued on pat? six)
Repeal of War Statutes
Awaits Wilson's Action!
House Concurs in the Se?ale !
Amendments ; Lever Food and ?
Fuel Act Is Rescinded
WASHINGTON, March 1.?Congres- j
i .ional action was completed to-night :
on the resolution to rep?al virtually all :
of the war laus, the House voting to i
concur in Senate amendments. Ti:e
measure now goes to the President.
The vote was unanimous, 298 mem?
bers favoring concurrence. As tinally
i-cted on, the Lever food and fuel act
would be among the iaws repealed by
the resolution.
The trading with the enemy and
1 Liberty bonds acts and the statute
i creating the War Finance Corporation
would remain in force.
The resolution provides for the res?
toration of the original espionage act
, of 1917 and the repeal of the more
: drastic mandatory Uw of 1919.
Rebels Cut Off
Suburb; Battle
In Petrograd
Fighting Continues, With In?
surgents Holding Vassily
ostrov; Red Soldiers
Turn Over Their Arms!
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Strikers Storm Prison ;
Leninp and Trotzky Are
Keporied in Flight, Seek
ing Kel'uge in the Crimea
IIELSINGFORS, March 1.?Vassily-j
ostrov, a suburb of Petrograd, is in ?
the hands of the insurgents and cut off i
from other_ parts of the city, accord-'
ing to reports from the Russo-F.innisii j
frontier. Fighting continues in the dis
trict between sailors and workmen on |
the one hand and officers on the other, i
Rumors are current that L?nine and
TroUky, the Bolshevik Premier and I
War Minister, respectively, have fled to j
the Crimea.
On February 25 at the Nicholas Vaux- ;
hall about 40 Communists were killed '
and 200 were arrested. Bands of strik?
ers stormed the Djahine prison and
freed a number of sailors. They held
demonstrations in the streets, carrying
banners with such inscriptions as
"Down with Soviets and Communists."
At the outset of the disturbances
the Red soldiers divided their arms
among the rebel.-., but t-jok no further
part in the proceedings.
WASHINGTON, March 1.--Sailors
and laborers have united in a revolt in
Petrograd which started on February
2-1, and the city has been placed under
martial law, the Finnish Legation here
announced it was informed to-night,
through the General Staff of its army.
Clashes have occurred with casual?
ties at many places, the advices stated,
and V'assiiyostrov (Wassili Island) is
occupied by the insurgents and shut
off from the rest of the city. The in?
fantry ' distributed arms. bur. has re?
frained from taking part in the revolt,
it was added, and laborers in all fac?
tories have struck.
PJGA,.March 1.?The correspondent
of the Russian Cuion Agency says
that on the night of February 2?
workmen took possession of the arsenai
and the Koursk Railway station in
Petrograd. Guns brough from the
provincos were put in action.
The lir.-t blood spilled was on Feb?
ruary 24, when strikers appc*;\!ed to
the soldiers in barracks to join in a
subversive movement. The strikers
were fired on by the Communist regi?
ments and many of them were killed,
according to ?he report.
LONDON, March 1.?Lloyd's agent a'
Revai, the capital of Esthonia, sent 8
cable message Monday which was re?
ceived here to-day, reading:
"It is reported, and we attach some
credit to the report, that a revolutioi
has broken out in Petrograd and Mos
cow."
PARIS, March 1..-At least partia
control has been secured in Petrograt
t by aiui-Bolshevik forces, according t<
the French Foreign Office to-day. Ibis
| it declared, had been reliably estab
: lished through information receive?:
from the French mission in Helshig
fors, Finland. The extent of the suc?
cesses won by the opposition to th?
Bolsheviki, however, was uncertain, i
was added.
There have been many defection
among the Bolshevik troops because o
shortage of food, the mission reported
Lloyd George Resents At?
tempt to Compromise
on 13.4 Per Cent Basis,
Scorns Further Parley
Premiers Prepare
Final Ultimatum
Date To Be Set on Which
Berlin Must Yield or
Fresh Invasion Begun
By Arthur S. Draper
Fro?? The Tribune's Europea i B
Copyright. 19.1. New York Tribune Inc
LONDON, March 1.?The Ger?
mans laid before the Allied premier"?
at the opening of their conference
here this morning an offer to pay
what would amount to 30,0.00,000,
C00 gold marks ^ $7,500,000,000) in
reparation for war damages. The
Entente powers hud demanded 226,
000,000,000 marks (.$56,500,000,000)
in annuities extending over a p?^:i?jd
of forty-two year.-.
Premier Lloyd George, speaking
for the Allies, flatly rejected tl
German offer. He spurned the pro?
posal as wholly unsatisfactory a
incommensurate to the damage done,
and told the Berlin delegates that if
they had nothing more to oner they
would better have stayed at home.
To-night the situation is grave.
With Allied soldiers mobilized along
the Rhine ready to thrust deeper
into Germany at the first word from
London, the conference with the Ber?
lin plenipotentiaries here seems on
the verge of disruption. Lloyd
George intimated to Premier Briar.J
of France in private conversation?
to-night that he wouldn't listen to
further German proposals. To-day's
refusal to meet the Allied term? as
drawn up at Par;.-, the British Pre?
mier held, was final and took the
situation out of the hands of nego?
tiators.
In conference circles to-night the
feeljgg prevailed that the gulf be?
tween the Germans and the Alii?
cannot be bridged now. Although it
would be premature to say that the
situation has been turned over to
the military, that procedure as a
possibility seems nearer to-night.
Premiers Prepare I'liimatum
Early this evening Premiers Lloyd
George and Briand and General Berthe
lot met at 10 Downing Street to dis?
cuss the reply which the Allies will
make to the Germans to-morrow morn
ing. It is understood that this answer
will advise the Germans that they must
accept the Paris terms within a speci?
fied time or face the pens Hies which
the Allied armies will inflict.
The advance o? the Allied armies i*
expected to bo directed on an eastward
line from Mayencc through Frankfort
ami up the valley of the Ma n int?
Bavaria. Present plan--, may carry the
troops to the Czecho-Slovakian fron
tier, cutting Bavaria off from the nortl
Lloyd George stipulated in hi. con?
versations with Briand thai ii I
military movements British troops
must not be involved on any large
scale. The ?and action ,'ill !..
largely in the hands of the r -
cording to Marshal Poch'a plan,
the British fleet w ill coi p?
demonstrations off the German North
?Sea ports.
The conference this morning with t? ?
Germans opened with few pi
Dr. Walter Simon-, German Foreign
Minister and spokesman fcr his dele?
gation, took the foot in aft?
abrief introductory speech ' the Bi I
ish Premier, and read the German pro
pesais.
Terms Germans Offer
In substance these were:
That the total capital si
Germany shall pay be fixed defii
On this amount Germany would pav
interest and provide, a sinking fund,
in the usual manner.
That the amount of Germ
nual payment as prono-ed ?n Pari
he discounted 8 per cent.
That the total amount of Germany'*
war bill, which is to be payable over
a period of thirty years, sha ! not ?
ceed 60,000,000 ? 00 _? - from
which shall be deducted the amount
Germany already has paid. !
estimated I?, the ? rmans to amount
to 20,000,000,000 marks,
1 hat the balance of the r?par?t
bil?, or 30,000,000.000 gold mark
. funded by an internal
! series of loans, which would - ruai
! an teed by German bonds beai
low rato of interest and be tax free
j in a.11 countries. Germany would
j discharge her obligations to the
J Allies by paying off these loans.
That amortization of these loans
begin five years henoe at an initial
rate of 1 per cent, which shall in?
crease gradually.
That Germany .hall pay, in addi?
tion to the interest an?i sinking fund
?cm the loans, an amount not to ex?
ceed 1,000,000,000 gold marks an?
nually. Part of this would be in
kind.
['hat reparation deb*?- not tovi
by the loan shall bear interest at 5
per cent to Muy, 1926, v.hpn the
Allies and Germans would again con
\ fer to adjust the German indebted-:
ness.
That Germany accept the principle
of the export tax, although the
amount of it as lixed by the Al'ies
(12 per cent) was subject to modifi?
cation.
That Germany help to restore the
devastated areas of northern Franc?
with German labor and that the 'o.'.

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