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THE WEATH ER
(?enernlly cloudy to-day ?nd to-mor?
row; cooler to-day. Moderate neirfh .
nnd northeaM winds.
Full Rrporf on f.nst I'.if?
(irrfilcr Nrn York
Mithin 2041 Mile?
1T1WI? ?t?v?1* IV?
Semenoff as I
He Is Jailed
?Shoot ?Him a* Ma? Dog!"
Greets Cossack at Door
of Ludion St. Prison
After Wom\ Plea Fails
W ife Faces Stormy
Crowd With Smile
Suretv Denied on Ground
That to Assist Russian
Would Be Unpatriotic
- c,*~,era.] Gregory Semenoff, ataman
f.- ,-nr\ Co*s.*eks, accustomed to
r Vieid power with ari audacious hand.
*t locked in ? cell in Ludlow Street
jgi? at S o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Th" former leader of the anti-Bol
ghfv?k forcea ;>: Siberia, who, in addi
tior to his other trouble?, is under
charge? before a Senate committee of
human butchers and property pillage,
whs formal!.'- irre t?. I (he office of
Sheriff Pen Nagl?. aftei he had
been ?nrrimdered by the Fidelity and
peposit Company of Maryland, and
,.-..-.. ...--?. companies had refused to
If? or. bis bond.
General Semenoff had been at liberty
under a $25,000 bond since he ivas ar?
rested Arn! V. upon hi? arrival her?
from Siberia, ?n a civil action brought
by thr Youro eta Home and Foreign
Trade Corporation, Inc., which accuses
himflf appropriating merchandise val?
ued ?t $478,578, for which amount the
plaintiff obtained judgmetit against
him In Harbin, Manchuria.
Wife Offers Jewels in Vain
Mme. Holer.?-? Semenoff, beautifu'
yooog ?'?if nf the general, and several
of his friends exhausted every effort
to keep him ont of jail, offering thf
wife's jewels as security. The com
psr.if" approached, it was said, de
cured to go on the bond for tiie same
. n that the Fidelity an'd Deposit
Company ssked for a revocation of it;
surety. M. '.'?'. Kecher, attorney for thf
company, said he had been instructec
?.v his home office to cancel the bone
n the ground that to stand sponsoi
-'or one accused of the crimes wit!
rieh Gem Si menoff has beoi
chirped by American army officer:
?ould bo unpatriotic.
So priscnei *?ken to Ludlow Strce
??ever caused such a commotion ii
ttat section of the lower Fast Side
-?-:?' i servers said. Ludlow Strce
? ?.= ,'. - with men. women an?
man who spread Wro
Hnwgheut Siberia was unccremoni
; She- ?-?? Nagle's au
tawflc info the priso.-,. ...tmed as a re
tat for alimony dodger?
There were mutrterings of maledic
iifewhen a be.; 'tied man in the thron;
? i'- 1 iemenoi? and said in Rus
-. menoff. ITe ought t
fce shot in the street like a mad dog.
? ? >ff, who had romaine
? d during the hour
being made to find bonds
men, foil id I i to 1 he jail in a taxi
tab. She was denied admittance, and fo
more thai hall an hour stood at th
door and faced the crowd which presse
about . iling with a touch c
? ral in in her gaze.
Mat?? Admitted on Second Call
Appi to understand th
uld thus separate be
;!. Mme. Seer, en off d<
? ind the barred pate
i I ? ng booked. Lat?
... i ompanied by friend
i the jail with food fi
n< ;.'id was granted an hot
She then returned to t'l
? ieneral Semenoff was assigned
e< No. 8 in th? Id red brick buiidin
F.-?r the i he gave his national
as Russian, his age as thirty-two yea
and : - o< upatioi a? ; hat of a He
i Gullie B. Go : i . of the firm of Ciar
tone, attorneys fi
General SemenofT, wh ? mied tl
pri? ':.' r t.? th? ?ail, said last n ght
was oped to obtain the general's ear
-, bond or a writ of hube;
Two other incidents were connect,
?ith the arresl ? ? off. Colon
?"r - friend, a form?
ittachi of 1 ;?; ssy, wi
searched traf! c policeman
Broadway an? reet and foui
to posse ss a .38 caliber automatic pi
toL Thi weapon was returned to hi
*hen cd a permit signed 1
Deputy Police Commissioner Cra
which i>r obi . yestei day mornin
Coli had been point?
out by Michael B. Eisenstein, agent
th? Fidelity and Deposit Compar
while, in company with Mine. Semeno
they were on their way to the Sherifl
raice, where the colonel explained th
he had obtained the pistol to prote
the jewels which the bonding compa
?*18 to roieasp
'I have heard of hold-up mei
smiled the colonel, a tall, thin man
IContlnuH on pate tour)
"rs. Robert Grosvenor
Thrown Off Horse; Hu.
?Ww York Society Woman I
jum] as Runaway Moun
Dasheg Through Newport
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
R.h P0RT? rc- I- April 13.?M
S?. ^"osvenor, of 5 East Forty-fit
?S?T* ew Vork, was injured to-c
nea Bhe was thrown from her hor
??'.*?* rush. H to the Newport H.
| j !- where she was treated for
t'r'rl JP'ne Attending physici?
.* ?D X-ray to determine the ext<
01 her !?i;u" .
??r***. Grosvenor is a widow, and v
*?.'* Aeril . - of Chicago. F
s naiiig near \rWp0Il Beach wF
earns, 50r8ei' hecame frightened s
???fd un the beftch hill with M
n*?k v?r cI'nSlng to ,he animr
p?<j." ? l?vera! attempts were made
Ed t0 <*cck the horse, and
madT^* ^venue Patrolman Dug
?gV; an unsuccessful attempt to be
W*in i?*" Th? horse continued do
enr a* m et' and in turning the c
;'-??*,,.ffl?njn at a high rate of sp<
M v"r" Grosvenor to the javem
Ur!yr tracks. She was taken to '
felloe -hy th" Patrolman, who i
??*?? n? an automojbil?.
. D?ll? R,l.T~-?
BfelB* ???ia Room- Sunday Pmn?r ?
*V*Y?.A(, Ccn??rt. I?.60. Vanderl
== Russia =
In the Red Shadow
1 *JJ New Economic Policy Last Gamble 1? Desperate
Government to Get international Co-operation;
England?, France and Germany Listen;
United States Remains Aloof
This is the twelfth of ? 8erie8 nf flffrn, article* which present,
lhe Tribune believes, the closest picture of Russia that has yet beer
avaitebte. Mr. Dickinson was for four years the historian of the
American Relief Administration abroad. He has just returned'from
a five thousand mile trip through the Soviet country.
By Thomas H. Dickinson
T Copyright, 1922, New York Tribune Ine.
HE Russians/' Lenitie has said, "must preserve the revolution
at all costs." The new economic policy is the government's!
?conomie ?5 ?fffi1Ve.t0 save the revolution. In this sense the new i
economic policy of Russia ,s at the same time an economic and a nolirWl !
Russians demand radical changes :
in Allied reconstruction program; '
submit counter proposal?; France !
adopts open diplomacy.
Peace over Easter promised as re?
sult of Irish peace parley; another ?
Sir Ross Smith, Australian flyer,
killed while testing plane for round
American relief wagon drivers re- !
ported killed by famine-crazed
John Moi ormack, famous tenor,
dangerously ill; near death two days.
Semenoff jailed when surety com- ;
paj3y surrenders him as patriotic I
duty; East Side crowds ?eer him.
Woodrow Wilson repudiates noto !
Tumulty credited to him at Jcffer- j
son Day dinner.
Man shot, four 'imps as Central |
Tark West crowds fleo gun battle.
tine hundred thousand dollar ?
whisky shipment becomes strawberry
soda in trip across town.
J. P. Morgan on committee investi- |
gating crime condition?.
Mrs. Thomas will get only $80.000 !
from Shonts estate.
Hylan unruffled at veto of $10,000 ;
Mayor's friend may ?cot garbage
contract, at $1,300,000 over present i
Harding ahandons hope of Genoa ?
Conference, solving Europe's prob- ,
Sonate committee seeks to learn |
if foreign power backs Semenoff.
Capper announces farm bloc's
Democrats open attack on tariff i
General Wood making brilliant
record in Philippines, Justice John?
House to vote on navy bill to?
Light persons reported killed in
tiro in Norfolk suburb.
Union leaders to contest West
Virginia injunction prohibiting
Governor approves important
change in workmen's compensation
R. B. Bidwell and J. H. Wheel?
wright, Boston, and .1. L>. E Jones
and Arnold Jones, Providence, reach
the final round in the men's doubles
North and South tennis champion?
ships at Pinchurst.
At the Polo Grounds the Giants
defeat the Brooklyns, 4 to ?,. At
Washington the. Yankees win from
the Senators. 5 to 2.
In college baseball Princeton de?
feats Columbia, 8 to 2; Fordham
wins over Vermont, 2 to 0; Penn de?
feats Stevens, 12 to 2, and City Col?
lege losses to Juanita, 14 to 10.
MARKETS AND SHIPS
Stocks recover and go higher.
Bank of England cuts discount !
rate to 4 per cent.
February railroad earnings in?
dicate 4.57 per cent annual return.
United States foreign trade gained
Merchants and marine men attack
St. Lawrence canal project as use- |
Equitable Life Assurance Society's
new nineteen-story workshop on
Seventh Avenue is to cost $5,000,000.
U. S. Drivers
PARIS. April 13 iBy The Associated
Press).-~A number of American driv?
ers of relief wagons in Russia have
been killed in the streets by the fam?
ished populace, who seized the horses
for food, according to reports received
to-day by American relief organiza?
tions in Paris from the Ufa, Bashkeer
and Tchyliabuisk famine districts.
Two drivers for the American Relief
Administration were killed this week,
the report said.
Several other employees of the re?
lief administration, fearing their lives,
have quit their post?, the report added.
The danger has become so great that
(t is no longor safe to venture into
the streets. People are being killed
'policy. It is an economic policy to
Said a professor to me. "Russia to?
day is built like a table. The four legs
of the table are urban industry, agri- |
cultural production, transportation and
the managerial class. On the table are
in?? Russian army and the Russian gov?
erning clnsses. When the legs break
the government muFt fall. The gov?
ernment must try to prop up the legs."
Everywhere in Russia one hears dis?
cussions and s-es evidences that a
new policy is in force in Soviet Russia.
In the Russian cities the signs are
seen in the new shops opening up on
the streets. The window? are being
cleaned; the showcases are filled with
a tempting array. The tailor, the fur?
rier, the tinsmith are getting out their
tools. The first faint sounds of indus- ,
try are heard in the land.
In the rural places the signs of the
new policy are seen in the different
manner by which the government col?
lects its dole from each peasant. Bui
the greatest evidences of the new
policy arc found in the capitals of Eu?
ropean countries where purchasing
commissions are busily buying goods
for export to Russia.
Many reasons are given for the in?
auguration by the Soviet government
of a new economic policy, but the cen?
tral reason that covers all others lies
in the complete exhaustion of food
supplies and the necessity for the ob?
taining of larger stocks if the army
and the government are to be sup
ported. In this problem the govern?
ment saw two factors. The first was
the direct encouragement of agricul?
tural production. The second was con?
cerned with the method of obtaining
these supplies for government and in?
dustrial use, after they had been
Surplus Ir Requisitioned
To Feed Hungry Populace.
Enough has been said to indicate
that the present government hfts not
solved it? agrarian problem. It has
placed Russian agriculture in the
hands of amateurs. It hns expro?
priated the great estates. Under its |
rule harvests have steadily declined.
Nothing was to he expected from direct |
measure? for the increase of agricul?
tural production. In these circum?
stances the government had recourse
to indirect mean?.
Stocks of food are drawn from the
peasant in two ways?by direct barter
or purchase, on the one. hand, or by
mean? of government, levies on the
other. The first of these systems had
long ago collapsed. Industry had
failed to produce manufactured ar?
ticles. Money had become valueless.
In the effort to keep the people fed
the government had turned to a system
of requisition of the surplus.
This, then, was the situation in 1920:
an exasperated and rebellious peas?
antry ; a city population giving al?
ways less and demanding always more;
a government exasperated anrl de?
termined. The summer of 1920 brought
Russia to the vcr^e of civil war. All
that the government could force out
of the peasants did not amount to
half of what was required.
The turning of the ways had come
and the Russian government read the
writing on the signpost. New and
more productive systems of trade and
industry were introduced. In the hope
of securing commodities for exchange
against foodstuffs small trading in
various matters of private necessity
was made free and the manufacture
of these in small numbers was en?
At the same time the old system
of requisition of the surplus was ex?
changed for the more conciliatory sys?
tem of a natural tax; in other words, a
tax in kind. The difference between the
two is largely a matter of emphasis.
In a requisition the foodstuffs are
collected from the peasant. With a
natural tax the peasant delivers the
supplies to the government in his own
carts. The natural tax of 1921 was
not successful. It was hoped to se?
cure from this source 250 billion poods.
Instead of this but little more than
50,000,000 was collected.
The new economic policy was intro?
duced too late to have any appreciable
influence- upon the agrarian situation.
It did have a great influence on the
situation of small trading, transform?
ing the life and the appearance of the
cities within a space of three months.
Now shops begin to open and the city
streets take on the activity described
in the early articles of this series.
That much of this activity was super?
ficial has been shown.
Nevertheless, tiie new economic
policy had introduced initiative into
(Cpntlniied on pub? tour)
s, Eating Horses
every day, it was said, and the natives,
maddened from starvation, strip the
clothes from the bodies of their vic?
Officials of the American Relief Ad?
ministration, at 42 Broadway, could
not understand last night the reason
for the reported uprisings in the Volga
region. They said that the corn as?
signed to that district had only re?
cently been distributed and that fam?
ine should not be intense.
No report had been received from
their representatives in the affected
district, and the officials were unable
to add or to detract from the story.
They said, however, that the drivers
were not Americans. The transoorta
tio-ri is done bv Russians, and the
Americans are used in executive ca?
IVi Uormack Is
Tenor Fighting for Life
With Infection Blamed
to Old Attack of Laryn?
gitis; ,'i Doctors Near
Vocal Cords Said
To Be Unaffected
Unable to Speak Above a
Whisper; Solid Food
Withheld Since Sunday
?lohn McCormack, the. tenor, is dang?
erously ill at his home, 270 Park Ave?
nue. He was near death Monday and
Tuesday night. His physicians said
last night that he had possibly passed
the crisis Wednesday, but that his con?
dition still is critical.
The singer is suffering from a strep
toccocic, or infective, sore throat, some?
times known as a septic sore throat.
It is said positively that the vocal
chords are not affected. His throat,
however, is almost closed and he can
speak only in whispers. He. has not
hnd solid food since Sunday. His ill?
ness, no matter how rapid his recovery
might be, means that, he cannot, sing
again for at least three months.
Monsignor Dineen at His Side
Monsignor Joseph Dineen, secretary
to Archbishop Hayes, was at the bed?
side of the singer Monday and Tues?
day nights, but it was not ?iisclosed
yesterday whether the last rites of the
Church were administered. There will
he prayer? for Mr. McCormack to-day
in every Catholic Church in the arch?
Mr. McCormack is being attended by
three throat specialists and four
nurses. His wife, his three children
and his brother. James, are with him.
His physicians are Dr. Alfred Ca?
mille Du Pont, Mr. Harman Smith and
Dr. Cornelius G. Coakley. Dr. Smith
said last night, that, it was not possible
to say what the outcome would be, but
that the patient's condition gives cause
The tenor became ill at 10:30 o'clock
Saturday night and developed a tem?
perature of 101. He awoke Sunday
morning with a fever of 103, and was
unable to appear at the Hippodrome
for his scheduled concert in the even?
ing. It was the first time in thirteen
years of operatic and concert appear?
ances that' the singer had missed an
engagement. Mr. MeCormack's condi?
tion grow worse and Dr. Du Pont, who is
his personal physician, called in Dr.
Smith and Dr. Coakley for consulta?
tion. Since then Dr. Smith has been
constantly at the bedside.
More than e month ago the tenor
suffered an .OUck of acute laryngitis
at Minneapolis, and it is believed his
present infection is a development of
that seizure. Since Sunday his throat
has been lanced. His inability to par?
take of solid food has caused him to
suffer a loss of twenty pounds in five
days. His normal weight is about 220.
The illness has not affected his cheer?
Balks at Tonsils Removal
It is said that Mr. McCormack has
persistently refused to have his tonsils
removed, although nir.ny specialists
were of the opinion that this should be
done. The tenor, it is said, has taken
the position that organs in his throat
put there by nature were intended to
stay there, and his views in this regard
have, remained unchanged,
Mr. McCormack will be thirty-eight
years old on June 14, He had planned
a trip abroad this summer, and was to
have sailed May 2 with Archbishop
Michael Curley, of Baltimore. He was
going with the intention of joining the
Archbishop later at Rome.
Archbishop Curley is a boyhood
friend of the singer, and they had
planned to travel through several Euro?
pean countries together. The Arch?
bishop will make the trip abroad unac?
The decision to make an announce?
ment of the true condition of the pa?
tient was reached after a conference of
his manager, Dennis F. MacSweeney,
and the attending physicians.
Close Friends in Many Circles
Some friends of the singer had
learned of his illness and have kept
constantly in touch with the McCor?
mack apjartment. Monsignor Dineen
has called several times since Tues?
day night. Close friends of the tenor
include persons prominent in many
walks of life.
Relatives in Ireland have been noti?
fied of the illness of Mr. McCormack.
The McCormack children, Gwendolyn,
Cyril and the adopted child, Kevin
Foley McCormack, were hurried from
school early in the week when the
physicians became aware of the seri?
ousness of his condition.
McCormack concerts have been ar?
ranged from October 1 until April,
1923, and it cannot yet be said
whether even in event of speedy re?
covery his illness would interfere with
his plans for next season.
Insurance on Taxicabs
Governor Signs Act, Effective
July 1, to Assure Satisfac?
tion for Judgments
From a Staff Correspondent
ALBANY, April 13.?Beginning July
1, taxicab owners in New York City,
Buffalo and Rochester must carry in?
surance of at least $2,500 on each ma?
chine to satisfy judgments which may
he obtained against them for the in?
jury or destruction of life or property
in "operating the car. The insurance
may be either a personal bond with
two sureties, a corporate surety bond
or an insurance policy. The surety
must be filed with the State Tax Com?
This act, which was signed by the
Governor to-day, provides that operat?
ing a taxicab on which there is no in?
surance such as called for in the new
law is punishable by not more than
one year's imprisonment, or by fine not
to exceed $1,000, or both.
It is further provided that the bond
or policy must contain a clause con?
tinuing the insurance, notwithstanding
any judgment, and whenever the Tax
Commission requires it, on the ground
of insufficiency, new surety must be
When Ton Think of ITritln?
Think of Whitlna.?Adrt.
Asserts He Neither Sent
Telegram to Jefferson
Dinner Nor Authorized
Any One to Quote Him
Merely Reflected Ex-Pres?
ident's Remark; Many
Saw Backing for Ohioan
Woodrow Wilson has repudiated the
message which Joseph P. Tumulty, his
secretary when Mr. Wilson was Presi?
dent, brought to the Jefferson Day
dinner in this city, which was inter?
preted as an indorsement of James M. |
Cox, of Ohio, who was a guest at the
dinner, as a Presidential candidate in
The following letter from Mr. Wilson
is printed in this morning's "N.ew York
"2340 S STREET N. W.
WASHINGTON D C
"12th April 1022
"My Pear Sir:
"I notice in the issue of "The Times"
this morning an article headed "Doubt
Is fast on Wilson 'Message' to the Cos
"I write to say them neefl be no doubt
th? matt'-r. r did not. send any mes- ;
sage whatever to that dinner nor au?
thorize, anyone to convey a message.
"I hope that you will be kind enough
to publish this letter.
"Very truly yours,
"To the Editor of
"'The New Yorw Times,'
"New York City."
Tumulty Regrets Misunderstanding
In Washington Mr. Tumulty was in?
formed of the letter from Mr. Wilson
and the ex-President's former secre?
tary made the following statement:
"If Mr. Wilson says the message
was unauthorized then T can only say
I deeply regret the misunderstanding
which has arisen between us. I cer?
tainly would not have given the mes?
sage if I had not believed it to be
The message which Mr. Tumulty
brought to the Jefferson Day dinner
was- read to the diners by Mrs. Mont?
gomery Hare, chairman of the women's
dinner committee. It follows:
"Say to the Democrats of New York
that I am ready to support any man
who stands for the salvation of
America, and the salvation of America
is justice to all classes."
That is the message which Mr. Wil?
son repudiates, saying that not only
did he not send that message, but au?
thorized no one to deliver a message to
the Democrats' dinner in this city.
Tumulty's Former Explanation
Tuesday evening, when doubt was:
expressed in some quarters that the i
message Mr. Tumulty brought to New!
York was an authentic Wilson mes-sage, i
Mr. Tumulty explained that it was not'
a formal message, ceremoniously " de-'
livered to him for transmission to the j
Jefferson Day diners, but was merely i
a thought which Mr. Wilson had ex- I
pressed in casual conversation with :
"The message read at the banquet,"
said Mr. Tumulty at that time, "came '?
merely in a casual conversation with ,
me at Mr. Wilson's Tionie on Friday
last, when he remarked that he would
support any candidate who stood for
justice to all. The.rewasnothingun
usual in this and it was not signifi?
cant in any way, from a political stand?
point. He sent no telegram. He sim?
ply gave me a casual message in a
casual manner. It had nothing to do
with any individual or any particular j
Mr. Rush Explains
Thomas E. Rush, who was chairman
of the Jefferson Day dinner commit- ;
tee. said that the National Democratic
Club, under whose auspices the affair'
was held, would make no further ex?
planation of the message incident to
Mr. Wilson. As an incident it was
closed, Mr. Rush said. He said he had
asked Mr. Tumulty before the dinner :
to brin ga message from iMr. Wilson i
if he could and Mr. Tumulty had prom- !
ised to do so.
"Last week Thursday," said Mr. Rush,!
"when I learned that Mr. Tumulty was i
to attend the dinner, 1 called him by j
telephone and asked him to bring us a
message from ex-President Wilson, if
possible. He said he would do so and
gave me the message upon his arrival !
in this city."
Presto! 175 Ban
Late Tuesday afternoon, as the last j
batch of a shipment of 175 barrels of |
1902 bonded Haig <& Haig whisky'
swung up from Pier 13, East River, toi
the hold of the Ward liner Mexico, one
barrel slipped from the hoist bag and j
shot downward to the dock. There was j
a crash as the staves parted and long?
shoremen rushed up to save what they
could of the wreckage.
Company officials began figuring who
would have to pay for the damage.
Their worries were short-iived, for they'
found that the liquid which trickled
out and formed little pools on the pier, j
instead of being whisky which would,
bootleg at $25 a bottle, was nothing
but strawberry soda of the cheapest
kind, such as is retailed on the lower
East Side at 2 cents a bottle.
An investigation was started at once
by the customs authorities, for the
government valuation on the shipment i
was $110,000. Strawberry soda was
found to have been substituted for the i
whisky in each of the 175 barrels, and
evidence was collected indicating that
the change had been made while the
liquor was on its way from the St.
John's Park freight, yards to the dock j
on Tuesday. Yesterday three enforce- !
ment agents were reported suspended
on suspicion of complicity in one of
the biggest switch games worked since
the Volstead act was pa??ed. but the
prohibition authorities denied all knowl?
edge of the rase.
? The customs officials were reticent
Russians Reject Allied
Plan, Offer Own Terms;
Berlin Must Continua Payments.,
Clear Finances? or Face Penalty
PARIS., April 13 (By The Associated Press).?The Reparation
Commission to-night adopted the text of a note to Germany informing
her that tHe commission's decisions of March 21, notably as regards
payments to be mack? until May ?">!, are maintained, and that if Ger?
many does not take necessary measures to put her finance:-; in order
the commission will be obliged on May .'SI to exact, penalties.
The note is in reply to the latest memorandum from Chancellor
Wirth. It reiterates the commission's views on the insufficiency of
Germany's financial efforts and insists upon the necessity of
establishing financial control without, however, any desire to interfere
with the interior administration of the German nation.
The note declares that Germany's reply with regard to new taxa?
tion and the. provision of foreign exchange for reparation purposes is
tantamount to a refusal to make any serious effort to supply foreign
currencies for payment.
The final paragraph contains the phrase: "The com->iission hopes
that the intransigeant attitude taken in the German 3iote was adopted
without ad?quate consideration of its necessary consequence."
Shot Here by
Youth, Said ?t?? Have Been
Imprisoned by British,
Before Coining to U. S.,
Is Ambushed in Street
Grips (inn as He Drops;
Assailant Puts Four Bullets I
in Him as He Flees and
Halts Pursuers With Pistol
Patrick Connors was shot four times
and seriously wounded last night by a
man be met in Central Park West near
Eighty-fifth Street. His assailant es?
caped, although pursued by a crowd.
Connors is at Reconstruction Hospital.
The shooting occurred about 8 o'clock
and threw crowded Central Park West
Connors was a mild-mannered young
bookkeeper and had been employed by
B. Altman & Co. since his arrival in
this country from ircland about a
year ago. In Ireland, however, it was
rumored he had been a member of the
volunteer anny and had been im?
prisoned by the British authorities.
His brother, Michael, said he knpw
nothing of this.
Connors is twenty-six years old and
lives with his parents at 483 Columbus
Avenue. He told them last night he
was going for a walk. He was a quiet
man, they said, and never mixed with a
Women Se? Attack
Benches along the wall of the park ?
were occupied by numerous couples !
and children were playing in the dusk j
in the park when Connors strolled up j
the east side of Central Park West ?
He was between Eighty-fourth and
Eighty-fifth streets and had just j
passed a woman when he met tho gun?
man who was hunting him. The woman !
was only five or six feet behind Con?
nors and saw him hesitate for a sec- i
ond as though seeking to avoid the
meeting. It was too late, however, for
the man had recognized him.
"I've got you now," the woman heard
the gunman cry.
At the same moment a revolver I
flashed in his hand. He tired almost as j
he drew the weapon and the woman |
heard the thud as the bullet struck j
home. Connors turned and ran. A
car was going slowly down t'entrai ;
Park West and Connors sprinted in
front of it, wavering a hit as he ran.
Shoots Prostrate Victim
His assailant darted around the
other end of the car and opened fir?
again to the consternation of passen?
gers, who rose from their seats and j
strove to get out. Through the swiftly
moving traffic stream of Centra! Park
West the. wounded man ran, his pur?
suer gaining with every stride and fir?
ing as he ran.
Reaching the sidewalk at Eighty
fourth Street, Connors stumbled across
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"els of Whisky
?rry Soda Water
in discussing the situation yesterday ;
arid would only say that 6,260 bottles j
were involved and that the whisky '?
formed part of a bonded shipment on a !
through bill of lading from Quebec to j
Havana. From another source, how-1
ever, it was learned that the barrels
left St. John's Park yards at 10 o'clock
Tuesday morning on three trucks which
would ordinarily have made the trip
to the pier in twenty-five minutes. It
was five hours before they reached their
destination, and the government, it. is
understood, is working on the theory ?
that much can happen in five hours.
So suspicion was aroused by the!
delay at the time, for the company]
officials understood that an armed
guard had been placed osi each of the
three trucks by order of Federal Pro?
hibition Director Ralph A. Day. They!
signed for the liquor without question
and the work of loading it aboard the
steamer began at once. More than 150
barrels were already in the hold when
the alleged substitution was discov?
ered. On Wednesday the entire ship?
ment was hauled out to the pier and
When it was discovered that the
barrels contained nothing but soda
valued at $126 th" company cancelled
the con?ignment order pending instruc?
tions from the customs authorities.
These have not yet been received, and
the harrels were still on the pier when
the Mexico sailed for Havana yester?
Genoa to Yield
Stand Taken by France!
Against Armament and
Held as Serious Setback
Some Hope From Russia:
Meeting So Far Considered
a Failure Both Politi-'
rally and Economically:
_ * i
By Carter Field
WASHINGTON, April 13. Hope that!
a successful solution of Europe's prob- j
I lems will be worked out at the Genoa i
conference virtually has been aban-?
? doned by the Administration. High of- j
j fieials to-day in commenting on the]
; news from Italy made this very clear, j
and also expressed gratification cftat
President Harding had decided against ;
tliis country taking part in the con
In the Hughes note declining the!
invitation for this country to partici?
pate it wa-3 set forth that the pro?
posed conference would be obviously
political, and not economic. This ex?
pression has, in the opinion of the
Administration, been more than justi?
fied. The more serious phase of the '
situation, however, is that apparently
the conference, according to the best
official an?! unofficial information ob?
tainable here as to its activities, is not
progressing in happy fashion even
along political lines, much less eco?
It had been hoped very strongly by
President Harding and his advisers
that the accomplishments of the Genoa
conference would remove many of Eu- ;
rope's present difficulties?conditions
which unless remedied make the ceo- '
nomic rehabilitation of the Continental
countries well nigh impossible. It had i
been hoped also by the. President that
following the removal of these eco?
nomic millstones from the necks of
the European taxpayers the way
would be prepared for a real economic
conference in Europe, in which this
country could take part with some hope
for a successful outcome.
France Blocks Cut in Armies
The action of France in refusing to
permit the question of land arma?
ment reductions to be considered has
blocked what is regarded by most of
the President's advisers as the most
necessary reform of all that have been
discussed. "Balanced budgets" for the
European countries, the President be?
lieves, are? impossible of achievement
unless the dead weight of maintaining
the present huge European armies is
removed. Lloyd George's hope, as ex?
pressed in the House of Commons, was
that Soviet Russia could be induced
to cut her army in half, ahd that in
turn the removal of this menace would
permit Poland, Rumania and other
countries bordering on Russia to re?
There was no stressing of what
Lloyd George hoped for as to the
French army, but to the French the
British desire on this was unmistak?
able. Apparently they saw the whole
thing as a maneuver to weaken their
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Sing Sing Bars Bandits
All Ready to Serve Time
Convicted Trio Told to Return
After They Have Testified
Against Supposed "Pal"
Sing Sing prison attendants reported
yesterday that Frank Tradella, Alex?
ander Petrulo and Salvatore Parfume,
three offenders who arrived there with
commitment papers, were refused ad?
mittance to the prison. They were
barred at the request of Sheriff George
Werner, who sent his deputies with
Sheriff Werner was informed, after
the trio started from White Plains for
the prison to begin long sentences for
robberies in Yonkers, that their testi?
mony was needed against Anthony
Moltoro, an alleged accomplice, of 1322
Fifty-eighth Street, Brooklyn. Word
was telephoned to the prison to head
off the party and not let the three in?
side the gates, for once locked up a
habeas corpus writ would be necessary
to get them out again. Roy Hill, re?
ceiving clerk of Sing Sing, told the
prisoners that they could not come in.
They were astonished until the deputy
1 sheriffs learned why and told them.
| All the three offenders got was a lim
j ited perspective of their stopping-place.
They are back in the White Plains jail
now and will not go to Sing Sing for
I several days.
Counter Proposals Pro?
vide Credits' Kxtens?on
and Contain Claim for
Damages Against Debts
Held Peril to Reds
'Rig Four"' Are Agreed to
Stand Together Against
Propositions of Moscow
By Arthur S. Draper
Special '-riMc, to The T-ibuiK,
Copyright. 1922, N'sw fork Tribun? Inr.
GENOA, April L3.?Radical alter?
ation? of the Allied experts' plan for
the reconstruction of Russia are de
manded by the Bolshevik delegates
to the Genoa economic conference,
who to-day served rorice on the sub
committee on finance that. Moscow
would never accept the terms pro?
Premier Rakowsky. of Ukrainia.
speaking for the Russians, said For?
eign Minister Tchitcherin to-morrow
would outline before the commission
Russia's specific objections to the
Allied proposals. Meanwhile, Ra
kowsky presented for the considera?
tion of the sub-committee a fivefold
alternative? plan advanced by the
Russians, and asked that it be dis?
cussed in conjunction with the Allied
Roth sets of proposals are still
only tentative, as none of the
Entente governments has adopted
the set of proposals drawn up by
Allied experts in London. But the
Allies in general find the London
Louis Barthou, chief of the French
delegation, and Foreign Ministers Jas
par, of Belgiu3n, and Schanzer, of Italy,
had tea to-day with Premier Lloyd
George, of Great Britain, and discussed
;? loint policy pa ttn- Kursiaii prog-ram.
?jjj| ifactory Srog ttsa wa? made in the
discussion?. Which lasted more than an
Russian Counter Program
The Russian counter-program, as teat
forth by Rakowsky. cells for: I
1. Concentration of effort by tht ?
conference on a reduction of Eu?
ropean military establishments as ?A
prerequisite to a reduction of na?
2. Stabilization of exchange rates
artificially by Great Britain and the
United States on one hand and all
other countries of the worid on the
:'.. Extension of credits by coun?
tries having large gold reserves to
those nations whose treasuries ar?s
4. Fixation by the commission of
the purchasing power of the dollar
and the British pound as a commer?
B.?Launching of a detailed schem?
for ,the reorganization of Russia's fi?
The chairman of the sub-commit?.??,
Sir Robert Stevenson Home, of Great
Britai.., intervened as soon as Rakowsky
read bis first proposal and announced
that it was out of order, because it
was not on the agenda of the con?
ference. Rakowsky retorted that, even
if out of order, disarmament must
eventually be considered by the com?
The leading Russian objections to
the Allied program, as set forth Tues?
day, are that it challenges the who!?
Soviet system, infringes on Russia's
internal affairs, and jeopardizes the
Soviet judicial system. Tchitcherin il
expected to set forth these objections
in detail, explaining why the proposal?
are unacceptable to Russia as they
stand and insisting that they cannot
be considered anything more than a
basic of compromise.
World Understanding Likely
The satisfactory nature of the con?
ference of Allied leaders this after?
noon and the steady progress made by
the leaders of the conference in org?"n
izing its work-Lloyd George and
Schanzer are conceded to he ihr*, life
of the gathering?have given rise to th?
belief among many of the delegates
that a decided .change has come over
Europe since the Versailles conf?rence
and farreaching resulta may come of
i he negotiations here. Many of the
delegates came to Genoa highly skep?
tical that anything worth while could
be accomplished, and in five days hav?
become convinced that some very defi?
nite steps toward a world understand?
ing are possible.
The concrete facts of the situation
developing are these: The old .Allied
Supreme Council is dying rapidly, and
in its place is to come a concert of
nations, in which there are no victors
or vanquished. So strong is this con?
viction in some conference circles that
it is predicted that th?? objections
raised by the United States to taking
part in the Genoa gathering will soon
be met to such an extent that th?
Washington Administration will hav?
to reconsider its entire altitude toward
Expect Poincare t?> Attend
In the open meetings of the del?
egates the Russian discussion Is only
at the beginning of !he bargaining
stage. Neither the Allied nor the
Bolshevik positions can hoi taken a?
final. Under European methods th?:?
must be a lot of haggling before th?
sales are actually made. All the pre?
liminary details are of very littl?a
; actual importance. As long as all the
I delegates to the conference remain atj
? Genoa the hope of successful resulta
remains good. That Poincare will find
a way to escape from Paris for a few
days seems to be the view of circles
which should know the plans of the
French Premier. It ig not a secret
that the French? delegation ha? b?ea