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TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 1021
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Capital Alert to Learn
Intentions of the Presi?
dent in Regard to Big
Issues Now Impending
Advisers at Odds
On World Policy
Belicf Grows His Foreign
Program Will Be Left
to Deveiop Gradually
By Carter Field
WASHINGTON, April 11.?Probably
not since the early days of April, 1917,
lost before President Wilson asked Con?
gress to declare war, has there been
such suspense and intensc interest in
_n approaching message of a Presi-|
dent as are evident here with regard to
President Harding's address to Con-!
The President told the committee of |
House and Senate members which called ,
to notify him formally of the convening !
of Congress to-day that he would read j
his message at a joint .session at 1 '
lt is known that the President will ;
touch on ioreign affairs, and it is ex
pected that he will make some definite !
statement as to what this governmcnt's I
policy is to be with regard to tho pro?
posed association of nations, with re- '
gard to the Knox resolution dec'aring
peace, w.th regard to negotiations for j
d'sarroamont an 1 with regard to a
declaration of policy such, for instance, |
as was conta ned in Section 5 of the ;
Thc President is represented as be
irg torn between two groups of ad- i
visers. On the ou; hand those in
sympathy with Senator Knox are urg
ir.f the irm.iediate na^sage of the Knox
resolution, coupled with some declara- :
tion of America's intention to till her
ob.i~ations to the world by taking j
cognizance of any attack on the world's
pecce and freedom. On the other hand,
it ia said that Secretary of State
Hughes and Secretary "of Commerce
Hoover are hopeful of more definite
moves toward the cstablishment of an
association >.?'' nations, if not the
fication of the existing league
and the Versailles Treaty.
Knox Holds Back Resolution
icating the uncortainty as to just
what the President will desire, Sena?
tor Knox did not introduc; his re30
iuUon to-dsy, as had been expected.
He will not introduce it. it became
kn^u-n, until after the delivery of the
Even then it may be introduced
lust as it was passed bv the last Con?
gress -and vetoed by President Wilson
-without any such declaration of pol?
icy as that containec! in Section 5. In
this event it is possible that after it
jias been referred to the Foreign Re
lations Committee the resolution will
be modified by a declaration of nation?
al policy in line with what the Presi?
dent may say to-morrow or what he
may inclicate to the Senators later.
There war, a distinet impression on
Capitol Hill to-day that Mr. Harding,
anxious as he is to avoid trespassing
on the functions and duties of Con?
gress, is also of the opinion that Con?
gress should not attempt to tres
pass on Executive functions and du?
ties, and in line with this is desirous
of stating the foreign policy of this
country himself rather than permit
ting Congress to state it for him. This
js said to bv the reason for holding
back the Knox resolution until the
President has spoken.
Nowhere in Washington is there
any real expectancy of specuy action
with regard to the much discussed as?
sociation of nations to which the Pres?
ident committed himself durinp- the
campaign. The President himself has
made it clear to advisers that the for?
eign policy will be -formulated slowly,
and probably piecerr.eal. So while the
Knox peace resolution may be passed
within the next two months -some
benators to-day thought it would be
within six weeks?it is unlikely that
there will be any such hurry about
tops looking to an association of
Harding's View? Unchanged
H is said that the President's views
aoout an association of nations are
unchanged. He approves the idea of
" J-ccomfication of international law
and the setting up of a world court
?nich could make findings of fact and
uyi- Ho ia absolutely opposed to
-nytning remetely resembling a su
perstate, ar.d is opposed to granting
(Continued on page four)
Haywood and 79 Others
Must Return io Prison
U. S. Supreme Court Refuses
to Review Convictions of
Ohstniftiiig War Plans
WASHINGTON, April 11.-William
"? Haywood and seventy-nine other
ntlu.-tnal Workers of the World who
?ere convicted before Federal Judge
Landis at Chicago in 1918 of attempt
?g to obsti uct the government's
?'c?ue0li-,on of the war, must return to
f.f. i p,nson as a result of the re
rtli t0;day of lht> Supreme Court to
review their convictions.
I WWw?d' a foimer secretary of the
s'o-t .' aml fourteen others were
""tenccd to twenty years each and
?'"!inAftCUI^s. rancing from $20,000 to
t?! P*. iht'v ?nd others wer* sent to
worth val Penitentiary at Leaven
re'e, j ' but subsequentlv were
5500 000 n0n^bl111 Lbonds aggregating
appeal? P ndmg the "Utcorne of their
sivPh!. tJrials "sulted from an exten
memi on the offices and homes of
the h!rs 0f the L W- W- conducted bv
b? 5, Pgpmfcnt of Justice on Scptem
fie"m8?1?Pea'ine t0 the Supreme Court
nenc" "L'ued that the principal evi
W'"il> n eainst them at t5leir trials
warrant ootai?ed without search
trK^C0- APr'l 11. ?Federal Dis
a ron? i nt'y ('iyne to-night ordered
eonWV-l- ... th? ?? W. W member.
of Ji.t w,th Haywood. Department
hrinJ ; e ,a*ents were instructed to
bond, ti . \ defendants now out on
Mi thatjhey could find.
Atr?M?of *?i^?r ?
?mploy **v,M>1P,'x,,1rea-*)'1'' by rmployers to
A<1 lf vo? ??u'5fl a T,lh?"? HelP Wanted
?*?>- worker ,.' ,,,:rvl'M ot a wide
*MI nra Th? t-i'v ?*?,*"k e'nptoyment. you
>0?f moeun,. oi.?.'1* }i^lp VVa?""? columns
U. S. Supreme Court Enjoins 5c.
Trolley Fare if Confiscatory
WASHINGTON, April 11.?Tho Su
preme Court to-day afftrmed o decree
of the Texas District Court cnjoining
the City of San Antonio from enforcing
a live cent fare, with universal trans
[>0!s;.over-the lines of the San Antonio
1 ubhc Service Company. ln appealing,
the city asserted that its franchise
contract with the railroad called for
service at live cents nnd that the courts
were without jurisdiction to interfere.
^ Injunctions obtained by the City 01
Fairiicld, Iowa, in lower courts, re
straining the Iowa Electric Company
from increasing its rates above those
set in its franchise, also were set aside
to-day by the Supreme Court, which
reverscd the court below.
The court held that a contract call?
ing for a eonliscatory rate would not
stand in law.
On the authority of the first case. it
reversed Iowa courts which had refused
to enjoin the C ity of Chariton from
putting such rates into effect against
the Southern Iowa Electric Company,
and held against the City of Muscatine,
Iowa, in a similar case brought by the
Muscatine Lighting Company.
Divergent opinions were expressed
yesterday over what effect, if any, the
Supreme Court decision might have on
the Xew York traction situation.
Friends of Governor Miller's plans
contended that the portion of the de?
cision which says that a fivo-ccnt fare.
if proven confiscatory, could not be en
With Big Issues
On All Sides
Repnblieans, in Control for
First Time Since Taft, to
End State of War and
Straighten Out Finances
Tariff and Tax First
Partisan Vote in House Halts
Challenge . of Kansas
Member by Democrat
From The Tr>'bune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, April 11.?The Sixty
seventh Congress met in special ses?
sion at noon to-day. A large attend
anee of the membership of both hou3es
; and galleries packed with spectators
i marked the opening. The session is
expected to last through tho summer
! and may run into October or November.
Legrislative tasks of the firstTmagni
tude con front the Iawmakers and on
all hands there was evidence that this
; fact is fully realized. Leaders spoke
' of the tremendous burden of law-'
' making ahead of the two houses.
With the opening of the extra ses?
sion to-day 'he Republiean party, for
i the first time since the early part of
I the Taft Administration, has complete
; control of the legislative and executive
branches of the government. The Sen
' ate contains 59 Republicans and 37
Demoerats and the House 300 Repub?
licans, 132 Demoerats, 1 Socialist and
i two vacancies.
Program a Fiscal One
The primary purpose of the extra
; session is to enact legislation on tariff
; revision, tax revision and other fiscal
matters, as well as to deal with
pressingphases of international affairs.
It is recognized that much of the re
eonstruction program will have to go
over until the regular session next
December. The program as to tariff
and taxation includes the Fordney
J emergency tariff bill, the anti-dumping
bill, the bill for American valuation, a
permanent tariff bill and tax revision.
; A bill for a budget system and a sol?
diers' bonus will be passed. Reclassi
fication oi the government employees
and reorganizaiion of the government
department^ are also to be taken up.
Important phases of the railroad ques?
tion will be considered. The Senate
will act on the Colombian treaty, and
I the Knox resolution or an equivalent
j one will be passed to end the war with
I The sessions of the two houses to
i day were devoted chiefly to tho for
malities of the opening and of or?
ganization. Yice-President Coolidge
called the Senato to order, and Tyler
Pa<;e, clerk of the House, called that
j body to order. Committees wero ap
pointed to wait on the President and
, inform him Congress has assemblcd.
The Senate already had organized in
I the special session which began March
j 4. The House organized to-day by re
electing Speaker Gillett and electing
' other officers. The entire House mem?
bership was sworn in. The only Sena
j ters who took the oath were Norbock,
of South Dakota, and Bursum, of New
; Mexico, as the others had been sworn
\ in at the special session.
The Senate proceedings were entirely
i?routine. No bills were presented and
\ all busine=s save that of a formal char?
acter went over until to-morrow.
The organization of the House was
(Contlnued on page four)
Brindell Wardrobe Cut
To Army Kitbag Size
\ Prison Dress Censor Exeises
Two Trunkfuls of Building
l C/ar'.s Sartorial Splendor
OSSINING, N. Y., April 11.?The two
trunks which Robert P. Brindell, dic
tator of the building trades, brought
j with him to Sing Sing were hoisted to
' the top of his limousine to-day and sent
back to New York almost as heavy as
when they arrived.
Instead of the books and documents
; which it was thought the trunks might
contain, they were crammed with suits
of various weights and patterns, silk
hose and shirts, underwear and pa
jamas. Prison rules impose strict limits
I upon tlu> wardr be o' :i prisoner and
I when the dress censor had finished with
the contents of Brindell's belongings the
pile of clothing which he was allowed
to keep was about the right size to be
. done up in a handkerchief.
Eight labor leaders have been clam
oring for permission to visit Rnndell
i ever since his arrivjil a week ai;o.
! Warden Lewis E. Lawes, however, has
refused admission to all callers except
? the envict's att rney, and said to-day
that Brindell could see no one until he
was discharged from the "reception com
, pany," probably a week hence.
forced even if thc amount of farc was
stipulated in a contract, would be di
rectly applicable to New York. They
declared any litigntion by tho Hylan
administration to light the Governor's
plans ultimately would meet defea*: if
carried to the Supreme Court.
John P. O'Brien, Corporation Coun?
sel, asserted last night that there was
no analogy in the cases settled nt
Washington and the New York situa?
''The provisions in the c'ty charter
of San Antonio are entirely different
from the provisions in the rapid transit
law under which the subways were cort
structed," Mr. O'Brien said." "The right
of the city, under which it mu^c its
subway contracts, was in the naturHr*of
an express grant from the state, and
the contracts entered into under such a
grant are inviolable and may not be im
Piiired by any subsecjuent act of the
Legislature, such as the Knight-Adler
Members of the Public Service Com?
mission declined to comment until they
had seen the full text of the decision.
Supporters of the Governor's plan re?
fused to be quoted, but declared their
belief that the decision would make it
futiie for the city to light. the plan
in the courts. "lt is plain that the
Supreme Court is in no mood to en
force confiscatory rates of farc," said
.1 traction expert. "If the city drags
our traction situation into the courts
it will mean a long fight, with ulti?
mate defeat for the Hylan regime."
No Moral Aid,
Even if the Entire World
Desert Her, France Can
Make Berlin Pay, He As
serts, at Carnegie Hall
Asks Support of U. S.
Don't Allow Teiitons to
Think America Has Quit
Kanks of Allies, He Says
Rene Viviani, ex-Premier of France
and special envoy from that country
lo tho United States, spoke last night
at a meeting in Carnegie Hall ar?
ranged in his honor by a score of war
relief and patriotic organizations.
He told of the bond between France
and all freedom-loving peoples, and
particularly of thc bond between
France nnd the United States; he told
of the suffering endured by France in
the cr,use of freedom and civilization
ind h.e told of Ihe hope and determina
tion of-the France that had emerged
France asked for justice, he said;
she asked that Germany be given no
cause to believe that the United States
had v;ithdrawn in the slightest degree
from the world position it attained by
joining thc belligcrents; she asked
that guaranties be furnished her
J against her "dangcrous neighbor"; she
demanded and was determined to en
force the demand, that Gei'many make
j repa.'ation for wanton devastation.
Can Go On Unaided
"We have decided to make Germany
J pay," he cried, "and even if the whole
world leaves us alono France is still
capable of going on unaided!"
Mr. Viviani spoke in French.' Gov
I ernor Miller, who presided, explained
: that it was the original intention to have
i his speech translated as it was given.
I But as it stood, said Governor Miller,
the speech was a masterpiece, a work
of genius, not to be intrusted even to
the most capable interpreter.
It was evident as the French orator
besran that most of his audience of
3,000 or more did not. understand
French, or at least did not understand
the language well enough to follow the
rapid and fiery words he was deliver
ing. Neverthe'.ess, it was equally evi?
dent by the time that Mr. Viviani had
got well into his speech that the au?
dience read the man if not the words;
that there scarcely was one in the
whole house who failed to get his
The orchestra played "La Marseil
j laise" as Mr. Viviani rose to speak.
The audience rose, and at the end of
the air broke into cheering, which was
continued so long that the orchestra
leader signalled again for "La Marseil
laise" to still the tumult. Then Mr.
Hc spoke of the French Revolution
and of the ideals and principlr-3 for
which the tricolor then unfurled still
stood. lle spoke of the "tenderness
! and virility" which any mention of
[ America called to the mind of a
Frenchman, recalling as it did the
clear-eyed, efficient women in the miii?
tary hospitals and the dogged troops
(Continued on page five)
Lodge Dubbed Treofy's
Chief Fqc, to Viviani
fFrom The Tribune's Washington Bureau)
WASHINGTON, April 11.?At
the dinner Senator Medill Mc
Cormiek gave last week to Rene
Viviani, it was learned to-day, he
was escorting Viviani and Am?
bassador Jusserand around, in
troducing them when he came to
a group composed of Senators
Knox, Borah and Moses.
"Here, M. Viviani, are three of
the worst irrcconcilables," said
"So that M. Viviani will under?
stand properly," RL Jusserand in
terposed, "I want to say to him
first that there (pointing to Sen?
ator Lodge) is the greatest irre
concilable of them all."
Which caused much amusement
among the Senators, since, de?
spite the fact that Mr. Lodge
voted twice to ratify with reser
vations, he was always suspected
of being against the whole busi?
ness at heart.
Factions Warned GoVern
ment Will Not Alter
Its Stand and Middle
Ground Must Be Found
Conference To Be
Rail and Transport Men
Will Postpone Strike
Again to Favor Parley
From The Tribune's European Bureau
CcwriKht, 1921, New York Tribune Inc.
LONDON, ,April 11.?Premier Lloyd
; George took the lead to-day in the ne
| gotiations for settlement of the coal
1 miners* strike. Meeting representa
; tives of both owners and miners, he
made it plain that the government
would not Tecede from its position
and settlement must be reached upon
some middle ground.
"The government is hero to safe
guard the interests of the general
community," the Premier said. "We
j cannot recommend that Parliament
j make contributions out of taxes for
? the permanent maintenanco of this or
j any other industry, and we cannot
j recommend that Parliament abrogate
the decontrol act (which ended gov?
ernment operation of the mines).
Within those limits we are prepared
to listen to any schemc offered."
Pending the outcome of the nego
I tiations, the government is not relax
ing its vigilance. Preparations for
an emergency and recruiting of vol
unteers for defense forces are continu?
Officials of the Triple Alliance an?
nounced that if the conferences were
prolonged after to-morrow night the
threatened strike of railwaymen and
transport workers would be postponed.
. J'le,,work of Pumping the mines was
in full swing again to-day. A com
paratively small amount of damage has
been done thus far by the removar of
the safety men. It was asserted this
"liclnoon ]n the House of Commons hy
W. E. Bndgeman, Under Secretary for
the Board of Trade, that forty mines
had been fiooded, affecting the employ?
ment of 16,000 men out of a total of
more than 1,000,000.
Premier Considers Pleas
LONDON, Apiil li (By The Associ?
ated PressL?The respective conten
tions of the coal mine owners and the
striking miners are now in the hands
of the Prime Minister, who is to take
ihem under advisement and meet the
representatives of the two sides sep
hrately to-morrow. Later the joint con?
ference will be resumed.
The prospects are favorable, although
it is still too early to say that the
crisis has been averted. The mine own?
ers, even if they were willing to make
a new wage proposal, were to-day un
prepared with any concrete schenie.
The Triple Alliance to-night issued a
manifesto setting forth its case in
minute detail for firmly supporting the
miners in resisting the "monstrous
proposals" of the mine owners and de
fending the standard of living of the
whole working class and the vital trade
union policy of national wage agree
The manifesto blames the Prime
Minister and the government for the
( whole trouble, and protests in the
; strongest language against calling upon
j the reserves and "the government's
odious expedient o:~ forming a volun
teer force as an instrumeiit against
: organized labor, whereby the govern?
ment lightly assumed the responsibil?
ity of provoking bloodshed and civil
Says Railroads Come Next
j C. T. Cramp, president of the Na
, tional Union of Railwaymen, also is?
sued a manifesto warning the. railway?
men that they may be treated as the
miners have already been treated when
! the railways come to be taken out ol
government control next August.
An official statement was issued an
i nouncing that the Prime Minister had
1 presided at the afternoon session
I which lasted from 4 o'clock until near
i )y 9. Thegj were aiso present "Sir
| Robert S. Horne, Chancellor of the Ex
[ chequer; T. U. MacNamara, Labor Min
j ister, and William Brace, Minister ol
i Even Williams made a long statemenl
! of tho owners' case, and Frank Hodgej
; an equally long statement of the
) miners' case. The Premier then ex?
pressed a desire to have an opportunitj
: of perusing thein.
It is significant that although in re?
cent phases of the trouble the govern
t ment has taken the attitude that now
j the industry has been taken out of gov
I ernment control it was a matter solely
(Contlnued on page five)
Leach Warns of Dangers
in Carrying Liquor as
16 Indictments Areifte
turnccl for Possession
New Law Yields
More Than $50,000 Rum
Seized in Brooklyn; U.S.
Agents Told to Get Busy
New York is going to be dryer thnn
it has been even in the last few days,
according to First Deputy Police Com?
missioner John A. Leach. He said, with
pridc in his tone, yesterday that his
men had made 321 arrests of rcputed
violators of the prohibition laws since
thc. Mullan-Gage act became effective
in New York on April 4. Commissioner
Leach also spoke of the sixteen indict?
ments charging violations of thc new
state. liquor law that were handed by
thn April grand jury yesterday to
Judge John F. Mclntyre in the Court
of General Sessions.
Rench warrants were issued for the
persons named in the indictments, but
their identity was not made public. All
are charged with having intoxicants in
their possession without permit from
the proper Federal authorities. The
indietrr___,ts described the felony of the
indicted in this language:
"The said defendant on the Sth day
of April, 1021, in the County of New
York, unlawfully did possess certain
intoxicating liquors to be used for
beverage purposes, to wit?one gill of
whisky and one gill of certain intoxi?
cating liquor, a more particular de
seription of which is to the grand jury
aforesaid unknown . . . which said
intoxicating liquor so possessed con
tained one-half of 1 per cent or more
of alcohol by volume."
Ifi6 Complaints Await Action
Assistant District Attorney Unger
said last night that he had received 166
complaints up to 10 o'clock yesterday
morning and that he would seek in?
dictments in a score of cases to-day.
Ile was in the grand jury room for an
hour and a half yesterday. He expects
to pass more and more time in the
grand jury room aa the local enforce?
ment machinery is speeded up.
Commissioner Leach, some of whose
j plain clothes rum-hunters passed Sun
j day in Coney Island cafes and restau
Irants tasting the contents of glasses
| and tumblers with which men and
women diners were quenching their
thirst, issued a fresh warning before
| going home for the night. He said
that automobiles in which liquor was
transported, with or without thc
knowledge of the owner, were liable to
Leach made it clear that if a taxi
cab chauffeur, for example, should pick
i up at the Pennsylvania Station a fare
j who carried a half pint flask of whisky
I in his hip pocket the taxicab miirht
! be seized by the policeman who dis
j covered the violation. Mr. Leach said
| that cars seized in such cases might
| be replevined but added that this pro
| cess was expensivj and tedious, He
! said he knew of one instance of con
! fiscation of an automobile where the
owner had transported a guest with
liquor in his possession.
Mr. Leach had another warning for
members of the Police Department. He
said that if violations that result in
arrests by special detectives or others,
are of such a nature as to indicate that
the patrolman on that post might have
secured the evidence and made the
arrest the patrolman will be held ac
countablo. .Suspension and even more
severe punishment will be the lot of
the negligent policeman, he cautioned.
Big Seizure in Brooklyn
Detectives in Brooklyn demonstrated
in the course of a busy day that seiz
ures are apparently more easily accom
plished under the Mullan-Gage law
than under the Vdstead act. Casks,
cases, barrels and hogsheads of liquor,
with n value estimated at from $f>0,000
to $100,000, were found in a saloon in
20S1 Pitkin Avenue.
The raid was made by Detectives
J >hn Kess'or and Max Isaaeson, of In?
spector McDonald's staff. They were
assisted by four policemen. Kessler
?I was making an examination of the
! ! liquids behind the bar, his curiosity
? having been excited by the presence of
r a swarm of patrons in the place, when
he found a small quantity of wine.
No warrant is necessary under the
- state act to search saloon premises.
' ? Accordingly the detectives ordered the
? i customers out of the place, stationed
j policemen at the front and side doors
(Continued en page seven)
Mare, Red One, Rolls Up Three
Casualties and Some Debris
i Aleck Fein had a good opinion of
I the red mare he was driving until 1t
shied at something at Ninetieth
Street and Second Avenue late yester?
day afternoon. To-day Aleck has a
ciifferent opinion of the mare and he
; shares it with one patrolman, two
| drivers and several hundred persons
: who saw Aleck leave the wagon rather
suddenly and saw the horse spread
destruction in a zig-zag dash from
Ninetieth Street to Ninety-fourth.
Everything that stood in the path
of the animal in it= race northward
suffered to some extent, and a careful
thecking up by hospital attendants
and pedestrians showed the casual
ties to be: One patrolman, bruised
arms, legs and feelings; one driver
possible fracture of left leg; one auto
truck, positive fracture of left front
wheel; another driver, bruises and
The red mare, drawing a delivery
| with Aleck holding the reins, was
, plodding unconcernedly northward in
I Second Avenue when something--no
i body knows exactly what?inspired it
! with a desire to bolt.
Bolt it did. As the animal shot to
one side of tho street Aleck shot
toward the other, leaving the wagon
At Ninety-third Street Patrolman
Jj August F. Treitler, of the East Eighty
eighth Street station, was talking with
the station from the signal box. "All's
quiet, sergeant," he said. As he hung
up the receiver he heard a clamor to
one side of him, and a moment later
found himself sprawled across the side
walk. The niare had crashed into the
signal box post, but had kept going.
Treitler started in pursuit.
The mare, pla ing no favorites. then
swerved to the other side of the street,
and struck a wagon driven by Samuel
Glick, of 314 East Ninety-fourth Street
with full force. The wagon was over
turned. The mare kept on, notwith
standing the fact that the wagon it was
drawing was rapidly falling to pieces
About 100 feet further the once docile
j mare, having zig-zagged to the other
'curb again, hit the automobile truck of
Max Levy, of 1582 Second Avenue. The
mare still kept going.
By this time Patrolman Treitler and
Aleck Fein and half a hundred others
had made headway in the chase. The
patrolman, sprinting at the head of the
crowd. reached the animal's side just
after it had climbed the sidewalk in
front of 1806 Second Avenue and
started up a flight of stairs to intrude
on the evening meal of a famiiy living
in an apartment above a store.
Hospital attendants spent the next
half hour giving treatment to Aleck
Fein, Samuel Glick and Patrolman
Treitner. Aleck then spent half an
hour picking up pieces of his wagon.
Probe of Hylan Regime
To Start in Two Weeks,
Miller and Chiefs Agree
Governor Says Inquiry Will Be
Constructive and Aim Twofold
Governor Miller indicated in a conversation at the St. Regis Hotel
last night that the forthcomifig investigation of the Hylan administra?
tion would be twofold in scffie?first, an investigation by a committee
of the Legislature, and, second, a report by this body to a charter
revision commission. The Governor declared that the work of the
committee would be of a constructive character.
Concerning the investigation of the city administration, Governor
Miller spoke guardedly. When informed of afternoon disp&tches indi
cating that the Legislature was ready to go through with the inquiry
program, the Governor said:
"If there is an investigation it will be constructive in its nature
and twofold in scope. There will be an investigation for a report to
a charter revision commission."
When questioned concerning the presence in Albany yesterday of
Colonel Arthur Woods, Governor Miller said that Colonel Woods was a
public spirited citizen, but added he was unable to comment on the
Colonel's errand in Albany. The Governor declared that the selection
of counsel to the investigating committees was a matter wholly to be
handled by the committees themselves.
Tries to Force Ex-Soldier
to Resume Fricndship,
Struggle Follows and Shot
Is Fired in 44th Street
Breaks Spectator's Finger
Elocutionist Held by Police;
Threatening Notes Found
and Money 4for Cremalion*
Mrs. Estelle Matley, a widow, whose
home is in Los Angeles, Calif., drcw a
revolver from her coat pockct about
6 o'clock yesterday afternoon as she
walked through Forty-fourth Street
east of Broadway, with George Rob
bins, of 553 Halsey Street, Brooklyn.
Robbins saw the glint of the weapon
before she could raise it and seized her
arm. The two struggled, while pedes
trians turned to watch and chauffeurs
sounded the alarm on their horns. Sud?
denly the revolver was discharged. The
bullet struck Lillian Walker, of 166
Newtown Avenue, Long Island City,
who was across the street, in the left
hand, causing a compound fracture of
the little finger.
Shot Draws Crowd
The shot was fired almost in front of
the Hotel Algonquin. Crowds surged
into the street from buildings in the
vicinity and from Times Square.
Mounted Patrolman Meyn came clat
tering down the street from Fifth Ave?
nue. Two other patrolmen pelted up
afoot from Times Square.
Robbins had the revolver when the
police arrived. He and Mrs. Matley
were taken to the West Forty-seventh
Street police station, and after they
had been examrned Robbins was dis?
missed and Mrs. Matley was locked up
at the West Thirtieth Street police sta?
tion, charged with felonious assault and
illegal possession of a revolver, Miss
Walker was sent to Bellevue Hospital.
Robbins told the police that he had
met Mrs. Matley at a dance in 1917.
Their acquaintance had grown into
intimacy, he said, when he went over
seas with the 27th Division. Few let?
ters passed between them during his
term of military service, he said, and
when he returned in 1920 he was sur
prised to reeeive letters from her in
dicating that she believed she had a
claim upon his affections.
Sees Glint of Revolver
He got a letter from her yesterday,
inviting him to call on her at the Al?
gonquin, and went there about 5
o'clock. They talked for some time
in the lobby, he said, and had just
left the hotel, walking toward Times
Square, when he saw the glint of her
Mrs. Matley said she was an elocu?
tionist. She had a studio in Los
Angeles, she said. She admitted the
truth of much of Robbins's story, but
said that she had no intention of
shooting him or herseif. She was just
trying to scare him, she said.
"He is as guilty as I am." she said.
"I didn't intend to shoot any one?
least of all that girl. I pulled the
revolver to scare him He was afraid
and fought me for it and it went off.
I'm not guilty of shooting her any
more than he is."
In her room at the Algonquin the
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Ether Givers Threaten
Children With Death
WESTFIELD, Mass., April 11.
?Parents have threatened their
children bodily harm and even
death if they give school authori?
ties further information on ether
drugging that has now become
popular among many residents
here, according to investigations
made to-day by School Superin?
tendent Chester N. Stiles. One
woman told the superintendent
she would drown her children if
he attempted to get any more in?
Eight New Bills
Three Sons of Williams Are
Indicted Also by Jasper
County Grand Jury; Six
teen Deaths Now Charged
Court Denounces System
Predicts "God Will Take a
Hand Unless Law Halts
Cold - Blooded Murders"
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
MONTICELLO, Ga., April 11.?John
S. Williams, already under sentence of
life imprisonment in Newton County
for the murder of a negro worker on
his notorious "murder farm," was in
dicted to-d#y by the Jasper County
grand jury, in special sessions, for
other cieaths on his plantation. His
three sons, Huland, Marvin and Leroy,
also were included in the twelve true
bills handed down as a result of the
The three younger Williams's, ac?
cording to Solicitor General Campbell,
are missing, and he announced to-night
he would ask Governor Dorsey to offer
rewards for their apprehension.
So serious are thc conditions of
negro labor that have been revealed in
connection with the Williams case that
Judge Parks declared before charging
the jury that "unless the law checks
these cold-blooded murders I firmly be?
lieve God Almighty will take a hand
in the case." Judge Parks had a prayer
said before the jury to impress the
solemnity of the situation on its mem?
Eleven More Murders Investigated
Following the close of the grand
jury hearing Solicitor Campbell an
1 nounced that on Tuesday he would
. seek indictments against two other
j white planters living in other parts of
1 Jasper County, charging them with the
I murders of negroes.
Eleven murders, not counting the
i three investigated by a Newton County
: grand jury, where the eldcr Williams
i was convicted on Saturday, were ac
! counted for before the grand jury to
1 day. Two more are to be investigated
i John S. Williams was named as
! principal and Clyde Manning, negro
| farm boss, accessory, in the murder
j of eight negro farm hands who were
j put to death in the group, alleged to
have been killed to conceal peonage
I conditions. Four of these negroes had
been killed with an ax, one was shot
i to death and three were found in the
Alcovy River. This was a blanket in?
dictment covering the eight cases.
Eight separate indictments were re?
turned against John S. Williams for
each one of these murders.
There was a separate indictment
against Huland Williams, charged with
the murder of "Blackstrap" late in
Indicted for Pond Death
Another indictment jointly charged
Leroy and Marvin Williams with tiie
murder of "Iron Jaw," about a year
; ago. Iron Jaw was killed on the Keily
i place, operated by the Williams fam
I ily, and witnesses said Marvin put the
i body in a pond.
Marvin Wil iams was indicted also
|for the murder of John Singleton in
| 1918. Witnesses told the grand jury
that a wrench was u^ed to kill him. and
then, late at night, Marvin Williams,
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Germany Organized to
Take Silesia by Force
Full Battalion, With Machine
Guns and Munitions, Ready
in Each District
PARTS, April 11.?Dispatches received
from the Al led Commission in Upper
j Silesia which supervised the recent
j plebiscite there, declare a complete
? German miiitary organization, with a
j full batta'ion in each district, has been
j discovered in this region. The entire
force, numbering twenty batta'ion;,
I with a full complement of machine
| guns and other arms and munitions, is
j ready for action, the messages assert.
Most of the German functionaries in
| Upper Silesia are al eged to be in
volved in a plot to employ force in
case the German claims for Upper Si?
lesia are rejected by the Allied Su
pieme Council. The Germans had a
ccnsiderable majority in the total plebi
Fcite vote, but important sections voted
in favor of Poland.
j When you think of writinr.
think ot WHIXINU. ? Advt.
Tribune's Drive to Result
in Sweeping Inquiry
by Legislative Board;
$100,000 to Spend
May Call Murphy:
Tammany in Panic
Woods Furnishes Facts
That Speed Decision;
Passage in 48Hrs. Seen
From a St.afl Correspondent
ALBANY, April 11.?The ^ew
York Tribune's exposd of the Hylan
administration, particularly of con?
ditions within the Police Depart?
ment, bore fruit to-day in an agree?
ment between legislative leaders and
Governor Miller to bring about a full
and sweeping legislative investiga
tion of municipal corruption.
The agreement was reached at the
end of a conference in the executive
offices of Governor Miller. Evidence
produced behind the closed door of
the Governor's chamber served to
convince doubtful members of the
Legislature that a merciless probe of
the government of the greater city
The graft investigation will start
within two weeks. Before this pe?
riod has elapsed a joint committee
of the Legislature. clothed with
broad powers, will have been ap
pointed. This committee will have
the right to grant immunity to wit?
nesses, authority that is rarely dele
gated to such a body. It will also
j possess the power to compel the pro?
duction of every scrap of paper.
every book in all city offices from
Mayor Hylan's down to the loweat
salaried clerk in the city govern?
Tammany members of the Legisla?
ture were fn a panic to-night when
they realized that the special powers
to be conferred on the investigation
committee will permit the examination
of not only Mayor Hylan and Commis?
sioner Enright, but also of Charles F.
Murphy. In their nervous conferences
the Tammany members recalled the
Lexow committee, which investigated
graft conditions in New York City mort
than twenty-five years ago.
Woods Furnishes Information
At the conference, besides the Gor
ernor, were Senator Clayton R. Lusk.
majority leader of the upper IL use;
| Speaker IL Edmund Machold of the As
; sembly, Simon L. Adler, majority
, leader of the Assembly; Senators Theo
dore Douglas Robinson ar.d Sehuyler M.
Meyer, who, with Assemblyman Joseph
Steinberg, have labored persistently
; for an investigation, and Colonel Ar
! thur S. Woods, former Police Commis?
Colonel Woods supplied information
: that was vital to the decision to in- ?
: vestigate the affairs of the city. Much
i of this information, it is understood.
; came into his possession from men in
j the department who are incensed
, against the conditions prevailing under
! the rule of Commissioner Enright.
i Sneaker Machold, in comrnenting en
the decision to investigate, said:
"The Legislature could not afford tc
be placed in the position of b"ing
charged with being in collusion with
those charged with various forms of
corruption in the City of New York."
Senator Robinson said:
"The decision conforms to the judg?
ment of those who have been working
for such an investigation since the
opening day of the Legislature, and
before that date.
"The people of the City of New York
demand the facts. There have been
rumors and accusations without num?
ber. The people of the city will now
be able to ascertain the true facts con
cernir.g the conduct of the present city
"I am confident that a committee
will be appointed which will work sole
ly in the interest of the citizens of the
City of New York."
Steinberg Praises Tribune
Assembiyman Steinberg, who, be?
cause of his, activities in trying to
have the Legislature investigate the
corruption in the Hearst-Hylan-Tam
many administration was haied b'-fore
tbe grand jury by District Attorney
Swann, along with reporters and edi
tors of The Tribune, had this to say:
"Within a month New Yorkers will
know the depth and extent of the cor
uption and graft in the New York
City government. The people should
not forget that the investigation now
under way by a special grand jury ir
District Attorney Swann's office Was
the result of the charges first pub
iished in The Tribune and that despite
the !ega! limitations imposed on a
grand jury investigation by law there
have been upward of a score of indict?
"Some of the first indictments
against police grafters were found as
a result of the work of Tribune re?
porters. From this fact the people can
realize what can oe done by a com?
mittee of legislators clothed with all
the powers of the L^gis'ature and lu
j tent on getting all the facts."
The resolution which will be adopted
! will contain the best portions of the
| resolutions introduced by Si-nator
| Robinson and Assemblyman Steinberg
and that introduced bv Senator Meyer.
To Provide $100,000 for Work
Senator Charles J. Hewitt, chairman
of the Senate Finance Committee. said
to-night that the committee would grant
: the legislative graft mvestigators $100.
? 000 for their work. The charter revi
i sion commission. which will be created
' under a bill introduced last week b\
, Senator Meyer, will be allowed
i $15,000. The commission will consist
i of fifteen citizens appointed by the
| Governor, with the Mayor, the Cfl,mp