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Vol. LXXXT No. 27,175
THE WEATHER
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temperaturc to-morrow, diminighing
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Congress at
Work To-day;
Tariff First
Leaders Insist That Pro?
gram to Postpone Tax
Legislation Stand, Even
if Harding Asks Change
Senate Divided
On Revenue Plans
President's Message To
Be Heard To-morrow;
Long Session Forecast
Froii The Tribune'a Waahinoton Jhtreav
WASHINGTON, April 10.?With the
biggest problems before it that, in tha
opinion of many, have confronted a
( or.gress since Civil War reconstruction
days, the Sixty-seventh Congress will
r-onvene in special session at noon to
r.orrow. Pespitc top-heavy Republi
(!\n majorities in both branches. pros
j;?>.-ts are that months will elapse be?
fore there is legrislation on the 6ubjcct
in which the whole country is vitally j
ir.-.erested- tax revision.
The only thing that will prevent ,
practically the whole summer being '
trasted in attempting to build up high I
prutcctive walls around ap-riculture as
well a* industry ts intervention by !
President Harding. "ouae leaders are
? er.t on passing every item of tariff
'.-gislation before taking up taxation.
The President alone can call :: halt to j
their r!iin- I* *s improbable, however,
?^at he will attempt to direct Congress i
at the outset of his administration.
There still is much resentment and
smarting on Capitol Hill from the ,
eight years of lashing by Woodrow J
^.'ilson.
Will Not Be Swayed by Message
Regardless of whether the President
piaces tax legislation ahead of tariff
revision in his message Tuesday, Re
an leaders of the House are de
termined not to let unything get in the
way of the tariff program. When the '
Presi6ent some time ago recommended
cnactment of an emergency tariff to ;
take care of the farm situation it was i
sijmal for the tariff forces to .r
cani?.c to put through a big progra.n i
! fore tax questions come up. The i
President's suggestion that tax r*?- j
? ' i ii follow the emergency tariff fell j
??) (leaf ears.
The House Republicans are going to l
? - tariff bills in this order:
Young emergency tariff bill.
A:. anti-durr.ping bill.
\meTican valuation bill.
General permanent tariff bill.
The three first named will be disponed
in the next two weeks, it is ex
nected. The month of June is likely (o
be -.vell advanced before tbe permanent
tariff bill i: passed Thr measure will
not bc reportod until about May 15,
(nd the practice is not to inuzzle debate
siich general tariff legislation.
Sailing for the tariff bills wil! not be
so easy in the Senate. Several Repub
'ican members have announced their
determination to fight the emergency
bill. There will be little or no oppo
. 'tion to the anti-durnping act. Seri?
ous objections have developed to the
measure to provide that duties ehall
be assessed on their American values.
Kxperts asaigned to Congress by the
? ariff commission to draft the plan
foresee serious trouble. They are find
ing diffictilty in shaping a bil! that wil!
not hurt in some sections.
Senate Would Combine Tiio
lt is expected that an effort will be
? ade in the Senate to combine the
three hills The purpose of this wi'.l
be to muster enough surport to obtain
passagc. It .s the same thing as add
ing items to a tariff bil! to attract
/tes, a:-, for instance, the sugar clauae |
ii the emergency measure which won!
"?'support of Democratie Louisiana.
The prediction Ts beinjj mad*' that
these three tari:T measure3 will not be
disposed of by the Senate before the
House has passed the permanent tariff
WH. The Senate will devotc at least)
t ^'o months, it is estimated, to discuss- <
ng the permanent tariff bill. Two'
*ee'Ks will te required for the confer
> nce committee to agroe.
So the indications are that it wil) be !
late in August before the Senate gets
'o tax revision. The temper of the
"ouse leaders is to hold back the tax
l,ill until the Senate passea all of the
fariff acts. Should the Senate major
? y, which favors tax legislation first,
rtart a contest to see which can hold
out the longer, there is no tclling
"here tho contest will end.
Ihe hope of business and the people
generally, who want the tax laws re
vised is that President Harding, afrer
* few weeks of see-sawing and little
accomplishment, will step in and tell
Congress what to do. The House lead?
ers will listen to the President if he
(ContlnuMl en pat* thrac)
Chemist Says Rich Ohio
Soil Makes Presidents
Prof. Oilly \ho Finds Eaetern
Loam Too Impoverished to
INurture Crack Athletes
Scecial Dinyyatch to Th? Tribune
NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 10.?The
reason that- so many Presidents came
frqia Ohio and that so many star nth
!"tes now hail from Middle Western
and Western points is declared bv Eu
gen.e A. Crifely, the Litchfield chemist,
to be due to the fact that Western and
mid-Western soil contains the olements
that make muscle and build brain,
while the soils of Eastern atateB have
become impovei*ished.
e By this proccss of reasoning Pro
essor Crilly attributes the decadence
of Yale athletics to the impoverlshed
;oi! of Connecticut and the poor nour
Isbing qualities of Connecticut food
supplies. He says that the West, be?
cause of the greater fertility of its soil,
'a producing greater athletes.
, The analogy is now extended by Pro
'essor Crilly's adherents to the pro
uuction of men of intellectual develop
ment, and they point to the location of
'he Prealder.tial and Vice-Presidential
'enter in Ohio and Indiana as proof
that the soils of those agricultural
tates are turning out superior mtel
ectual material. It is further pointed
out that present national champion
athletes are centered in the Far West,
BUCh as the champion track and foot
1'al} men.
$10,000 Check
Funds," Woman
Harriet Pendleton Hunt, thirty-five
years old and described as a writer,
was arrested at the Hotel Langwell,
West Forty-fourth Street, early yester?
day, and held at the West Thlrtieth
Street police station, after being
guarded all night in her room by r
patrolman stationcd nt the door, tho
charge against her being grand laroeny,
It is alleged that Miss Hunt gave a
worthless check to W. E. Hutton & Go.,
brokers, at ?<0 Broadwav, in settlement
for 110,000 worth of Liberty bonds in
denominations of $1,000.
j "We did not soek her nrrest and
, made no charge of larceny," said W.
1 I?. Hutton, one of the members of the
j brokeragc t'rm, in a statement given
j out last night.
j "Mrs. Hunt, who has done business
I with our lirm in Cincinnati mnny
times, brought in a check for $10,000
on Thursday afternoon and had it con
verted into Liberty bonds. The check
was returned later marked 'no funds.'
We could not locate Mrs. Ilunt and
asked tho detectives to help us locate
her and recover the bonds. She* might
j have given us the check under the im
! presaion that there were funds to
cover it. We did not assume that she
intended to defraud us. Both her fam?
ily?the Pendletons?and her hus
band'a family?the Hunts ? are
splendid people, of tha very highest
standing in Cincinnati. It is a very
| unfortunate matter nnd we are sorry
j that Bhe v.as nrrested."
When Detectives August Mayer and
j Grover Brown found Miss Hunt at the
Smoot to Offer
1 P.C. Sales Tax
Bill To-morrow
Senator Contends Plan Will I
Provide Most Equitable
Substitute for Irritating
Features of Present Law
Metliod of Levy Simple!
Yield of $1,300,000,000 in
Revenue Foreeast: Gross
Above S6.000 Assessed
WASHINGTON, April 10.?A gen?
eral sales tax was advocated to-night j
in a etitement by Senator Smoot, of
Utah, a Republican member of the Sen?
ate Finance Committee, who formally
announced he would introduce a bill to
that end in the Senate. Tuesday.
Senator Smoot's measure, which he.
estimatcd would yicld approximately j
$1,500,000,000 in revenue anhually,
would place a flat !.ax of 1 per cent on j
gross sal?s above $6,000( annually of
virtually all commodities, both raw ma- j
terials and finished products. The bill
carries a few exemptipns, but applica?
tion of the tax wouid be stayed practi
cally only on such commodities as now
bear a hijarhcr levy. j
Early considera*io-i of the Smoot!
proposal is planncti by thc Senato
Finance Committee in its study of the!
taxation question. Tenta'ivc arrange- j
ments ccntemplate the opening of hear
ings on this phasc before the ond ofi
the week. a
Equitable Taxation Promised
In discusBing his proposed sales taxi
Mr. Smoot said it would be simple ia I
application and easy to compute. He j
said it v, ouid distribute the burden of J
taxation properly, compclling each r.iti-1
zen to bear a share proporfionate to his i
abihty to pay, as measured by his buv
:ng or producing powers.
'If the sales tax becomes a part of
tho revenue laws of our country," the
statement rontinued, "Congress can re
j peal not only the items provided for in
I the bill as presented by me, but can !
repeal all of the irritating, nagging,
; discriminatory taxes, amounting to I
t hundreds of millions of dollars, and the
excess prof'.ts tax, the result of which
has worked -uch havoc with business;
coneerns of our countrv, which have in
many cases been compelied to pay thc !
excess profits tax on paper profits." j
Present taxes on soft drinks, tobaceo, j
i automobiles and some other Bo-called i
| luxuries would remain under the Smoot i
ibill. These commodities alreadv bear,
taxes regarded as heavicr than the flat i
, 1 per cent. In addition to the tax on j
I sales, a levy having the same applica
iContlnued on pno.? three) j
TVo Pastors Promoting )
Society Boxing Bouts j
lEpiscopal Rector and ("atholicj
I Priest HeJp Stage Pittsburgh I
Affair To-morrow INight v !
Special Dinpalch to TH* Tribune
PITTSBURGH. April 10.?Society
i women and others here will stage six
1 boxing bouts Tuesday night for the
benefit of the American Legion Post of
Sewickley, an exclusivo residential sub-1
I urb. Mary Roberts Rinehart, writer, is I
among the promoters. So are at least
?two ministers, the Rev. A. C. Howell, |
I rector of the Sewickley Protcstant |
j Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Wil
; liam P. Curtin, pastor of St. Jamcs's
I Catholic Church, of Sewickley.
Along with a list of patrons and
! patronesscs that looks like a page from
! the blue book are the names of pugi- \
listic starB, who are to provide what is '
announced as a "grand fistic dispiay." I
These included Johnnie Ray, Buck
Crouse. Jack McAuliffe, Fay Keyser,
Val Grunan, Jack Perry, Danny Dillon,
Patsy Scanbjn, Irish Chick Rodgers, j
Patsy Young, Mike Moran and Young >
Henny.
-?
Brother Abel Beats Cain I
I Pittsburgh Man With Empty j
! Bottle Reverse* Biblieal Role '
Special Diapatch to The Tribune
\ PITTSBURGH, April 10. -The long- i
i standing grudge between Abel and his -
j brother Cain reached the police this I
afternoon, with the result that Cain
! was taken to the Passavant Hospital ;
? nd Abel to a cell in the Center Avenue !
| police station, where he registercd as
] Abel Hassod, twenty-threc years old, j
j of 1217 Webster Avenue. His brother '
i is on the hospital record as Cain Has- [
j sod, forty-six years old, of 1320 Web
? ster Avenue.
According to Lleutenant James R.
' McCormick and Patrolman J. SmitK,
i the two brothers had an argument this
| afternoon which culminated- in Abe!
I using an empty milk bottle on Cain's
head. Hcnce the arrest.
Marked "No
Writer Arrested
Hotel Langwell it was after a soarch
through several hoteln in which it
was said she had recently been a
guest. The woman became hysterical
I when the oflicers revealed their mis
i sion and her condition was such that
; she could not bo removed until late
| Sunday afternoon. A guard was sta
l tioned at her door.
i The detectives say Miss Hunt told
; them, after reuching the police station.
that she had distinguished famiiy con
I nectionB in Cincinnati. She is said to
have declared that former Supreme
; Court Judge Francis K. Pendleton, of 7
East Eighty-sixth Street, New York, is
her uncle.
Judge Pendleton, when asked by tele
j phone whether Miss Ilunt's story were
true, rqpliod that he had a distant con
| nection of that namo, but that he had
! never seen her and knew nothing of
hor. Judge Pendleton said he did not
j know whether the young woman under
! arrest. was a relati-ve. of his or not.
The officers who made tho arrest
j snid that Miss Hunt appeared to be
; confuscd in her statements and to be
i unablo to recall what she had said
? the next minute. She is said to have
I told the oflicers that. she was marriod
, and had a husband in France, although
| a moment before she had declared her '
i name to be "Miss Hunt."
The oflicers found nino $1,000 bonds j
| in Miss Hunt's possession when she j
was- arrested, they say, as well as ]
: $752.90 in cash. She i*s said by the j
; detectives to have admitted that this i
I money was part of the proceeds of a !
cashed bond.
"Dago Frank,*
Gangstei% Shot
By Conipanion
Tuseano, With Long Police
Record, Probably Fatally
Wounded; Prisoner Says
Victim Tnsulted Mother
Shot in Hotel Doorway
Man Held in Gang Feuds
Attacked as He Waiks
in Brooklyn With Friends
Frank Tuseano, whom the police re?
gard as about the slickest gangster in
their directory.. was shot last night in
much the same way that friends of his
have been shot and within a few blocks
of where a shooting occurred a few
months ago which rcsutted in Tu3
cano's arrest and?as usual?his dia
charge.
Tuseano, in his second best Sunday
suit of black and white check, was
strolling along Washington S-srect,
Brooklyn, with four friends about 6
p. ni., when one of his companions
ahoved him into the doorway of a hotel
at H9 Washington Street and fired two j
shots at him as he fell. Tho four took
to theii heels and were out of sight
when Detectives Brickley and Beglev, I
of the Poplar Street police station,
; came running: up.
| One of the builets struck Tuseano |
in the abdomen, inflictiitg a wound I
which is rcgarded as fatal. The other I
I went through his left arm. Ue was 1
taken to LongJsland College. Hospital.
Sarprises Police, Narnes Assailant
To the surprise of the detectives, j
who know Frank not only as Tuseano
but also as Frank Lorraine and "Dago I
Frank," and a good deal of his historvj
as well, the wounded man promptly
toid them who his four companions!
were and the name of the man who, he
said, had pushed him into the hallwav
ar.d shot him.
Acting upon tbe informttion they
SRid Tuseano had given them, the po?
nce arrested James Lemparello, of 5f>
washington Avenue, Brooklyn, a^ his
assailant charging him with fclonious I
arssult. According to tbe police. Lem?
parello told them that Tuseano had in
sulted his mother.
Heretoforo in shooting affravs in
which Tuseano was auspected of taking
j a hand, the victims have refused to tell ;
who shot them. About four months1
ago Ymtor Curley, a former pugilist
and a sailor named Martm walked
along Sands Street, only a few blocks ;
from the doorway where Tuseano was
shot.
Exonerated by Wounded Men
Tuseano was walking with them.1'
ihey were arguing violently, according
to persons who saw them. Midway be
I tween street lamps two shots rang out >
and a man was seen running down the j
street. When the police arrived thev ,
found Curley and the sailor soverely I
wounded and serenely ignorant of how i
they came by 1he bullets thev carried !
A few months before that William
Clarke, another friend of Tuscano's, |
was shot. under somewhat similar cir-I
cumstances in a dance hall on Court!
Street, Brooklyn. Like the other two, I
he recovered from his wounds, and, like
them. when the police led Tuseano to
his bedsidc, he expressed himself as
profanely certain that Tuseano had
I nothing to do with the shooting.
Although the police have arrested
| Tuseano numerous times, thev have
I succeeded in convicting him only once. I
1 That was several years ago, and Tus-j
; cano served cighteen months for carry- '
ing a revolver. He was married two i
, months ago and lives at G1S Carroll
i Street, Brooklvn.
i ???-?. . j
Boy, 16, Drowns in Vain
Effort to Save Brother
Jumps into tlie Raritan River
When Youth, 11, Fails ln,
and Both Periah
NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J, April 10.?
; Clifford Lozier, sixteen years old. was '
drowned in the Raritan River to-day in
a vain attempt to save the life of his
brother, Leonard, eleven years old
The younger boy fell and roiled '
down the bank into the river as the
two and a still smaller youngster were i
walking along the shore. Without tak- !
ing off even his cup, Clitford plunged I
after his brother.
Although he was a strong swimmer, '
Leonard's frenzied struggles and the i
swift current proved too much for him.
j Nevertheless, he clung to Clifford un
til they both disappeared from the!
view of the terrilied lad on the bank. j
He ran into town and gave the alavm I
and both bodies were recovered about]
a quarter of a mile below where tho)
accident occurred.
Clifford and Leonard were the sons i
of George Lozier, a carpenter. who j
lives at 52 Morrell Street.
Police Make
! A Sahara of
Coney Island
Not a Rum Leak Found
Despite Saekett's Squad
Samples Beverages in
Resorts the Entire Day
Lid on Manhattan
Is Clamped Tight
, One Liquor Arrest on Dry
est Day Since Roosevelt
Was in Power, in 1896
If Inspector Saekett's announced in
tention of making a Sahara out of
? Coney Island was not coriipletely ear- ;
ried out last night, it was only, accord?
ing io diners at the resort, because!
Inspector Saekett's twenty plainclothes i
men were incapablc physically of ab- |
sorbing a!l the ginger ale, near-beer, j
sarsaparilla, cel<wy tonic and similar i
beverages with which those in restau-1
ranta wero trying to quench their j
thirst.
So far as alcoholic drinks were con?
cerned, Coney was n desert, and would I
have been if Inspector Saekett's men
had passed the entire day at home
reading the comic supplements. News ,
of his intention had reached the rcs
taurant and hotel men, and they cau
tioned every patron as he entered not!
to tap uny private stock that he might!
be carrying.
But Inspector Saekett's men, accord- j
ing to those who sought meals at,!
Coney Island, were not content with
reading comic supplements; they in-'
sisted upon acting the part, as one oh- j
server said, and throughout the d?v I
went from table to table lifting tirst to
their noses and then to their lips every |
glasa of colored liquid that met their
sight.
Fling Liquid at Policemen
At Stauch's and other big restau- j
rants-, it was said, several men from |
whose tables the policemen had J
snatched glasses, hurled after the j
visitors what liquid remained in the
glasses and only for the restraint ex- j
ercised upon them by their compan- j
ions, would have followed u|? this long
range attack with their lists.
No fights were reported. however,
and neither were any arrests made in
thc resorts. In spite o\' the fact that '
they are said to have suiffed and tasted !
every heverage in sight all day long,
Inspector Saekett's plainclothes men
fcund not a single violation of the
prohibition law throughout tho day.
Coney was not alonc iu its ariditv.
Experts asserted that N'ew York had
not seen another such day since the
blue Sunday of 1896, when the late
Theodore Roosevelt, as Police Comrr.is- !
sioner, enforced the excise laws-to the
limit, with the consent and approval of
Tammany Hall.
.Manhattan Saloons Stay Closed
As in Coney, ihe word had gono |
abroad that the special squad charged \
with enforcement of the prohibition ;
law would be active and scarcely a j
salo >nkeeper in the whole city un
Iocked his doors ali day. Places" were j
closed which probably had not been \
idle for twenty-four consecutivc hours !
in the last twenty-flve years.
Those who "carry their own'' either
left Jt at. home or were so cautious in '
its use as not to be detected even by I
head waiters, most of whom were '
under instructions to be particularly '
vigilant. N'owhere except at Coney i
Island, however, were ihe police ac- ;
cused. of snatching drinks from tables.
In the whole city there was only oiie '
arrest for violation of the prohibition :
law during the day, The prisoner'was |
the proprietor of a saloon in West
llfith Street. and he is alleged to have
had a pint of whisky in his possession. I
"We ave attacking the liquor sellers
in four different ways,'' said First!
Deputy Police Commissioner John A. .
Leach, who has charge of the enforce?
ment of the prohibition law. "First, by '
the uniformed patrolmen; then by the
detectives from the inspee.tors' officci.; j
then by the detectives of thc chief in- j
spector's staff, and finally by the spe- |
cial squads.
"All of thc four sets of policemen '>
are working in the same territory- and '
each is a check on the others. Among !
them liquor drinking in violation of the I
law wili be wiped out. Reports so far
show lhat. thc patrolmen and detec?
tives are doing their full duty and that
the law is being enforced."
Inspector Saekett's men made twelvo
arrcsts Saturday night at the resort,
all of the prisoners being arraigned
yesterday in Coney Island police court.
One of them, the lirst to be arrested,
(Contlnund on page three)
HarrisAdmits
ElwellMurder
Storv Is False
4 All Buuk,' He Says, When
Trapped in Grilling by
Wife'sStatementRegard
ing His Birthday Socks
'Mrs. Fair child' and
6 Jerry' Onlv Dream
Devised Narrative to End
IBs Troubles by Being
Put to Death, He Asserts
Vrom a Staff Correitponrtcnt.
BUFFALO, April 10.-- Roy Harris,
who had built up a colossal fiction in
an effort to convincc the police that he
was implicated in the murder of Jo?
seph Bowne Elwell, the New York
sportsman, to-day made a sweeping re
pudiation of his "confession."
Wearied and worn from the constaut
grilling to which hc had been sub?
jected since his arrest last, Wednesday.
Harris declared that his confession was
not only a she.er fabrication, but that
thc. gallery of characters which hc in
troduced to give a color of truth to
his tale were mere children of his
imagination. The chauffeur "Jerry,"
big "Bill Duncan," his alleged col
'leagne in the murder, and thc mysteri
ous "Mrs. Fairchild" never existed, he
said.
He told District Attorney Guy P.
Moore and Detective Sergeant Oswald
the motive for his weird story was the
hope that he would bc sent to the
electric chair "to end all his troubles."
He knew he could not go back to Can- '
ada becauso of his check forgeries
there. He was in disgrace with his
iamily, he said; he had caused endlcss
miseries to his wife and child, and
even at the moment of his arrest last
Wednesday was in desperate straits.
If he did not succeed in his purpose
to be cxecuted 1)y the state as a result
of the falso confession, hc declared he
hoped to obtain at leaat a long term in
prison.
Wife's Story Substantiated
This admission sorved to substantiate
the theory of Harris's wife, who in
sists on calling herself Mrs. Jessie
Waiters Leonard, under which name she
had been married to Harris in IftlG in
Canada. She maintained from the tirst
that her husband's storv was a fabrica?
tion.
Immediately after Harris retracted
his "confession" and admitted ho knew
nothing about and had no connection
whatever with the Elwell murder a
telegram waa sent to former Governor
Charles S. Whitman, in care of the
train dispateher at. Albany, informing
him of the new turn in the case Bnd
leaving it tn his judgment as to
whether it would be necessary for him
to come to Buffalo. Captai'n Arthur
Carey, of the Homicidc Bureau, New
York Police Department. also was on
his way to this city when Harris made
his retract.ion and was informed of the
developrncnt immediately upon his ar
rival.
Ex-Govemor Whitman and Captain
Carey arrived here to-night and im?
mediately began an examination of
liarris. Harris repeatcd what he had
said earllc.r in the day about his story
being a fraud.
After two and a half hours' examina- j
tion of Harris Mr. Whitman declared l
his confession of participation in the J
Elwell murder a pure fabrication.
"I say this," added Mr. Whitman, j
"not only on the basis of his own state- ]
ment, but on the ground that he doesn't j
oven know thc facts surrounding the j
murder. I don't believe he knows where i
the Elwell house was."
Mr. Whitman said he would remain ]
hrre over to-morrow to examine Harris i
on some other events.
"So far as the Elwell case is con- '
cerned," concluded Mr. Whitman, "the j
New Vork police are through with j
hitn."
lt is possible that Harris will shortly
be released, as it is declared that the t
authorities at St. Catherincs, Ont., j
Canada, no longcr want him on the
forgery charges.
Detective Bresks Confession
There wss a rumor current in cer?
tain quarters that Harris had again
changed his story and, after a meal
and rest from the continuous grilling.
was ready to reassume the post of an
accomplicc in tho Elwell slaying. This
report, however. has not been con
firmed or denied omcially.
All narris would say in the hearing
of reportcrs was a remark he let fall
(Continued on page Tour)
Scoteh Lad's Golden Voice
Mav Lift Immigration Bars
In tiie midst of the weekly concert;
at Ellis Island, in which singers of the i
jletropolitan Opera Company take part, j
Frederick A. Wallis, Commissioner of [
Immigration, shoved a sturdy, frcckle-j
faced youngster on the stage yester- j
day and whispered: "Now, Sandy, j
sing!" I
"Oh, aye, I'll sing-" Sandy whis- 1
percd back with a broad grin--and he i
did. He sang as if some spring of j
melody had burst its banks within him. i
His voice, clear and true, sprayed to !
the furthest limits of. the hall, where I
almost 4,000 persons, most of them !
immigrants. were gathered.
Every whisper was silenced, every j
disturbing rustle of restless garment's j
died away. Complete quiet fell as
Sandy's singing stopped. Sandy grinned. '
Still grinning, he was hoisted to the
shoukiers of Millo Picco and fojir:
other of the professional singers who j
had sprung forwaid in their enthusi
asm.
A storm of.applause brokc. Sandy;
wriggled from his perch and an?
nounced, with a bow to his audiencc
and another to Commissioner Wallis,
that with their permission he would j
"gi| ye some imitations." The audi- j
eneV gave its permission vooferouslv,
Commissioner Wallis nodded and Sand'v >'
delighted them with a eat light, a i
Harry Lauder record and a German !
airplane.
Then he pulled lingeringlv from his
pocket a handkerchief, which testified j
^o the limited launriry facilities at the
detention station, wiped his brow and
grinned. When somebody emptied on
the table at his side the contents of a
hat which had been circulating among
the audience Sandy accomplished the
impossible and stretched his grin.
Then he bobbed his head and yielded
the stage to Rosa Low, of the Metro?
politan Opera Company.
Ilis appearancc at the Sunday after?
noon concert was the climax of Sandy's
campaign to sing his way into the
Vnited States. He is fifteen years old,
his name is Alexander Milne and his
home is Edinburgh. According to a
ruling of the Department of Labor,
Sandy, his parents and his four broth?
ers and sisters, who arrived three
weeks ago, must- return to Edinburgh
because of the ill health of the parents.
Commissioner Wallis, however, im
pressed by the genius of the boy. who
has been entertaining the detained im
migrants ever since his arrival, intends '
to make k special plea in his behalf.,
It. is said that Sandy has received offers
of as much as ?300 a week to go on the
stage if the immigration authorities
permlt him to enter the country.
Commissioner Wallis said that after
the concert yesterday no less than a
dozen visitors to the island offered to
adopt Sandy to facilitate "iis entrance to j
the United States and that one of them i
said he would nie a bond of $100,000
for the boy if neeessary. Commissioner j
Wallis refused the offers in Sandy's b- ?
half. He thought, he said, that-the boy
could get in without a foster parent,
even though special legislation Bhould j
be neeessary. '
British Strike Believed
Broken; Lloyd George to
Carry His Policy to Polls
Government to Discard Mine Owner's
Wage Scale; May Finance Industry
LONDON, April 10 (By The Associated Press).?-The belief pre
vaila to-day that the government, while firmly opposing a subsidy, is
willing i'or a limited period to afford some temporary assistunce to
tide the mining industry over the difficult stage, It also is believed
that the whole wage basis recently proposed by the mine owners, which
oi-iginated the dispute, will be discarded and a new basis formulated
for the miners' consideration.
Facts to Force
Hylan Inquiry,
Advocates Say
Legislative Leaders Promise;
Revelatioxis Which Will!
Rout Opposition if Sen?
ate Hesitates at Probe
Report on Measure Near
Demand of New York City
Legislators To Be Laid
Before Governor To-day j
i -_
From a Staff Correspondent
ALBANY, April 10.?Signatures of a I
; majority of the Republican legislators
| from New York City attached to a peti- j
| tion dcmanding that there be a thor- j
ough Investigation of the graft and
j corruption in the Hearst-Hylan-Tam
many administration will be presented
to Governor Miller at a conference in
the Executive Chamber to-morrow
morning at 9:30.
The list, which is in thc possession
of Senator Schuyler M. Meyer, of New
York, includes the names of some of
the legislators from Kinga County and
Richmond, where tho county leaders,
Jacob A. Livingston and James P.
Thompson, have been more powerful in
blocking an investigation than the fol
lowers of Messrs. Murphy, Hylan and j
Hcarst. i
This list, togotb??r with the action '
yesterday of thc entire delegation of,
the Republican legislators from New i
York County in going on record as
unanimously favoring a thorough in- ;
vestigation, will, it is believed, put an j
end to th? power of the opposition.
If this fails and tne legislative lead- '
ers still listcn to the advice of Mr. Liv
ingston or are swayed by the whispered
I pleas of certain Republican leaders who i
i are not working in the open, facts will I
; be laid before the Senate which will !
! drive thc opposition no; only to cover
but some. of its leaders from public
life, according to two infiuential ruem- I
bers of the Legislature.
Those who are righting the efforts of j
the New York City bipartisan combine j
1 to prevent a graft investigation ex- '
j pressed the opinion to-night that the !
amended Meyer resolution providing j
for such an inquiry will be reported j
out by the .Senate Finance Committeo
either to-morrow night. or Tuesday.
The resolution m amended calls for j
a specifie investigation of the Police'
Department and District Attorney '
Swann's oflice, as well as other city de- !
partments against which charges of j
graft or corruption have been made.
It is expected that when Mr. Living- i
ston and his Tammany allies reach the '
conclusion that they cannot prevent the !
resolution from coming out they will I
seck to amend it so at; to prevent any
graft investigation and confine it to a;
constructive investigation of the char- i
ter, with graft taboo.
Thi.; will not be toleratcd for a rao
ment by the three legislators, whose
constant tight has swung the entire up
state delegation, with a i'ew notablc ex
ceptions, to advocacy of a graft inves- I
tigation.
Nabs 2 Bandits, Routs 3
Single-Hauded in Cafej
Viclor's Two Captives Still Call
ing "Murder!" When Police !
Answer His Phone Call
Five men who did not know Abraham i
Goldberg entered his cafe at 1202 See-i
pnd Avenue last night and demanded i
the contents of the cash register. ?'
Crics of "Murder!" and "Help!" and;
the crash of combat came from the
saloon and so, presently, did three.;
battercd and disheveled men. " They
thrust their way roughly through the i
crowd which had gathered and disap- ;
peared.
Silence fell and the crowd shuflled i
its feet and asked itself questions but
did not venture within. Inside, Mr. :
Goldberg, a little short of breath, was !
telephoning to the East Sixty-aeventh
Street police station.
"Yeah," he was saying. "I only got ;
two of 'em. Cracked my ciub on the ,
s.econd and had to use a chair, so the
three others got away. If you want ;
these two birds send for 'em. I'm i
going to have a rush of business as '
soon's I can get the place clr.aned up." i
Lieutenant Callahan sent a couple of ?
patnmien and then the reserves, as '
the telephone company informed hun
that the receiver was dangiing at 1202
Second Avenue and somebody waa
yelling murder. The police found the
criej proceeded from Andrew Finnan
and James Sherman, who were lying
at Mr. Goldberg's feet and moaning
"Murder! Help!" every time he moved.
They were locked up charged with as
saul'j and attempted robbery. The '
three men who departed so hurriedly j
were not to be ceen, and witnesses to \
their fiight informed the police that a i
telegram would not overtake them.
?-*?
mlGoo/1.,>"WR tor You *>*ry Morning in !
The lrlburu- Want Ati. Oolurnns. An us- 1
nemblu.ge of small ads o( Interest. You i
wUl rind lt profitabl* to consult them.?
A.dvt. \
Berlin Warned
To Make a New
Offer at Once
French Authority Asserts
Catastrophe Impende if
fndemnity Proposal Is
Not Offered Before May 1
j Haggling Held Useless'
-
| Germany's Very Existenee
Held Endangered Unless
Action Is Immediate
By Joseph Shaplcn
Bu Wireleea to The Tribune
Copyrifirht, 1921, New York Tribune Ine.
BERLIN, April 10.?The correspond?
ent of the Vossische Zeitung at Paris
has telegraphed a statement obtained
from a high French authority, saying
that Germany is facing a catastrophe
unless she takes satisfactory steps to
settle the reparations issue before
May 1. According to the newspaper's
in'formant, Germany will have a few
days* opportunity in which to formulate
and make a new offer.
The Vossische Zeitung quotes this
French authority as saying: "I assure
you the very existenee of Germany in
! her present form will be geriously en
dangercd if your government fails to
1 avail itself of the new opportunity
1 which will be offered. The French i
government would be highly gratified 1
if this catastrophe could be averted !
and the German government deeided j
upon a roally serious offer at the last
hour.
"lf you havo anything to offer vou '
must do so immediately. Continuod i
haggling on either side is useless."
This statement is regarded here as :
sigmficant of possible developroents in
view of the statement made to The
Tribune correspondent in the highest
political quarters hero last week that
Germany was not planning to make a
new offer to the Allies.
PARIS, April 10. -Reconstruction in
the devastated regions will bring the
expenditures cf France up to at least
14.000,000 npo francs annually for ten
years. This is the cak-ulation in the
report of the finance committee of the
Chamber on Budget Expenses recover
able from Germany which will bn pre?
sented in the Chamber Tuesday by
Deputy Charles de Lasteyrie, the of
ficial reporter,
It is estimated that the reconstruc?
tion still to be completed and having
a value of 26,000.000.000 francs before
the war will cost from 80,000,000 000
to WO.000,000.000. Taking the lowest
figure in the annual .budget at h.OOO
000.000, with 4,000,000,000 in pensions
and 2.000,000.000 interest on money
already spent, it is declared impossible
for France to lind this vast sum of
money, and the report says. "at any
C03t Germany must do it.."'
Criticism of the Reparations Com
mission's secrecy rogarding expendi
(Contlnufd on next pagio
Sailor Shot, 4 Held iu
Battle With Dry Agents
Prohibition Officers Fired On j
by Members of Japanese
Crew During Raid
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.. April 10.?:
One Japanese sailor was 3<riousIy I
wounded and four others were* placed
under arres* by Federal prohibition!
officers to-night in a raid conducted!
for whisky, which, it is said by the
authorities, was being smuggled ashore '
from the Erie Maru, a Japanese vessel.
The shooting occurred, officers .-aid,
when one of the Japanese seamen '
opened fire on them. They returned
the fire, they said, wounding one of j
the crew. He was removed to a hos- !
pital here, and four others were ar- ,
rested on tecfinical charges and held
pend ng an iVvestigation.
According to the officers, they had
information that members of the crew
would attempt to smuggle liquor
through this port, and negotiated with
some of the sailors to have the con
traband delivered to them. It was
brought ashore by sailors to-nieht, it
w?i said, and as soon as its delivery
was etfected the officers moved to place
the men under arrest when one of the
Japanese opened tire.
Make Britain Dry Up
Bahainas, Bryan Pleads
Allowing Liquor Traffic So
Close to Our Shores an I'n
friendly Act, He SaVs
MIAMI, Fla., April 10.-?A protest
should be lodged with Great Britain
against the liquor traffic at Bimini, in
the Bahama Islands, as an unfriendly
act, William Jennings Bryan said in an
address here to-day.
Because of the proximity of the
islands to the American coast, hc said,
development ot" such a traffic amounted
to "hatching conspiracies against the
laws made by a friendly government
tor the protection of our people."
Other nations, he added. should re
spect our national laws.
Prompt Mobilization of
Reserves Cheeks Mili
tant Spirit; Danger of
General Walk-Out Over
Rail Men Criticize
Zeal of Thomas
<
Original Issues Remain.
! but Progress Is Expect?
ed at To-day's Council
From The Tribun&a Eur,jpr.?r Bufeaw
Copyright. 1921, N'ew Vork Tribune Inc.
LONDON, April 10.?Vigorous
action by the government in mobiiiz
ing for the industrial crisis has ap?
parently broken the back of the
miners' strike and wholly averted
the danger of a general walk-out by
other members of lnbor's Triple Alli?
ance?railwaymen ar.d transport
workers. Armed preparations, how
ever, to meet any eventualities eon
tinue throughout the kingdom.
It is predicted that the govern?
ment is prepared when the miners
and pit owners meet in conference 3t
11 o'clock to-morrow to offer some
form of temporary financial aid t?
the ? industry during the crisis i?
some agreement can bc reached.
Government leaders see a vietori
ous settlement at hand, and to-night
it is said that Premier Lloyd George
means to carry the issue of "indus?
trial revolution" to the polls in June
to obtain indorsement of his policies.
Rail Men Cheek Radicals
Widespread and growing opposi?
tion of the railwaymen to the action
of J. H. Thomas, their secretary, in
joining with leaders of the trans?
port workers' federation in a threftt
of a general strike at midnight
Tuesday is believed to bc> responsillc
for the moderate policy now being
urged by Thomas.
Although the government has not
slackened its preparafionx for the
crisis, it is doubtful whether any
great number of recruits for the na?
tional defense forces will be told to
do anything more than hold there
selves in readiness for a call. R*
cruiting goes on steadily.
Thc railway men and transport work
ers threatened to walk out on'y in tbe
event that th<* negotiations for the set
tlement of the miners' st'-ike were not
resumed before that time. Full een
cession by the oTiiera to the dcmarida
made by the miners* union was not
sought.
The press hail3 to-morrow's con
ference as the tirst step toward a set?
tlement of the strike. ConsiderabU
wrangling, however, is r'i'l to he ex?
pected before any concrcte results are
obtained.
The fact remains that the attitude*
of the owners niH miners are still far
apart and diametrically oppos^d In
;?ddition to the miners' opposition te
the wage cuts projected by the ownere,
the workers also are insisting upon th?
establishment of a board to ad;ust
?wages on a national raihcr than on a
regional scale, and for a national pool
of mine profits. Roth of th^se <ie
mands are stoutly opposed by the own?
ers. Thero were no conferencee to
day, although the leaders of both Bidea
of thc controversy remained in Lond*B.
Troops f'urb Terrorism
It is signiticant that as soon as the
government began mobilizing its armed
forces thc terrorism and disprderis at
thc mines coased. There has been no
riotinp to speak of ir the last two days
Orders have been issued forbidding
the scquisition of tnore thu" two weeks.'
supply of food, but the Board of Trade
announces that there will be no ration
ing at present. In some placeg stocks
of coal are beginning to show deple
tiori, ard a steady stream of announce
ments of factory shut-downg because of
fuel shortage is coming in. Thc pre
sumption is that they will reopen as
soon as a supply of coal is assured.
LONDON, April 10 (By Tho Asso?
ciated Press").?Amonjr labor men there
is a general belief a standard rainimum
wage, with some system of bonuses for
districtfl where exceplional conditiens
prevail, will be worked out at the coa
ferences to-morrow between the raineri?
and owners.
The govcrnment's anxiety not to em
bit'er the dispute is shown by the em
phasis laid on the fact that no so!
diers or sailors are employed in actual
pumping, but only in protective datie?
Labor leaders are contident, now that
an unfettereri conference is assured.
that a greater number of pumpers will
return to their duties.
Pumping Resumed To-day
lt is understood that there will ba
a general, resumption of pumping in
south Wales to-morrow, and that this
will be only just in time to prtvent
serious damage to the mines. It ie
said that altoprether twenty-three piM
already are flooded. mostly small qncs.
Herbert Smith. president, and Frank
Hodges, fcecreury, of the Miners* Fed?
eration, addressed a' formal letter to
day to the various brar.ches of the or?
ganization urging all concerned ioyallv
to keep the agreement of non-interfer
ence with the pumpers. This was ex
plained not as an "instruetion thst oi;r
members. should return to work, bu*
that those locked out should refrain
rom obstructing any action to secure
the safety of the mines."
In a speech at Rugby, J. H. Themaa
secretary of/^the National Union c'
Kaibwayraen, kaid the agreement ns

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