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R'TV'Ti1 t '('VT??! ,n Mr,n,",!'""? BreeAtifn i tkn CKKX
?Committee** Plan to Re?
duce Personnel Turned
Down by Harding'?
Plea for Equality at Sea
Shows His Strength
With Law Makers
Additional Cost of Organ
? ??.cation is Estimated as
I ' High a* $60,000,000;
f Experts Are Criticized
By Carter? Field
WASHINGTON April !?-. - By <-. vote
MttfJi 130 tl Hoi e of Repr?senta
thet to-day acceded to President
Hsrdir.?'? ipp?' ' ?w,li the personnel of
th? i?ry be ' ?' b^l?w "'hat he re
rar.-ieo ar, tht minjinani o?' 3?ational
safety. As it stends with tho adoption
of the Vsr? amendment increasing the
number of men, and the McArthur
?witdment appropriating the money.
?he bii! now provides for 86.000 men.
One hundred and thirty members
tote? ?srain-?. the President, ignoring
Hi srgumenl thai the 67,000 men as
proposed in the hill reported by Chair?
nsn ?Selley would reduce the American
ratio tar below the 5?5?3 fixed by
?be arm: conference for the United
?lutes. Great Britain and Japan.
Although the Senate is not on record
in the navy pi rsonnel question, it is
feuerally believed it will favor the
85.000 pre-. :."-?
To-day's vote is regarded as the
nest weeping victory President Hard
irjj hes obtained in bis efforts to
modify legislation since he came into
tie White House. It -ras verv ap
jirent, according to many r-firewd
Eons* leaders, that at the beginning
of the week the committee cut to 67,000
sen ?rae supported by a majority in
th? House. Tne urgertt appeals first of
i-ecretary of the Navy Donby and later
bj Secretary of State Hughes had not
Ittifmed ?he tide of economy.
Most of the fire of the "small navy
men" was not concentrated on Presi?
dent Harding's idea of maintaining
tije igreed ratio of American sea
tower, but oi3 the accuracy of Navy
Dipaltment .---'mates in general.
Cites Blunder of Eirperts
Most of the speakers on that side
Ml the position that the so-called
n&nl expert? had been proved wrong j
VfftiHous? on so many occasions that
?t to a waste of time to pay much
attention to them. Chairman Madden, |
?f the Appropriations Committee, al?
most capsized the Adminstration cause
j;*r, illustration of how rne Navy De
. firtinent ha* demanded $12,500,000 for
fuel, claiming that the ships would be
Oti up si t'r.r docks if they did not get
?jt and. :-on- time after tne House had
?fared the appropriaton down to $6,283,
?00, admit-ed that the department had
Bam a mistake in its calculations, and
should ovlv have a&k d for $7,700,000.
Underlying most of the attack by
the little navy men was the idea that
'he real purpos? of the Navy Depart?
ment and the men from the const states
?'as to maintain the navy yards and
keep large numbers of enlisted men
In them. It was also charged freely
that the Navy Department wanted to
'?<eep more men on the ships than the
British navy had kept on similar ships
daring the war.
Both Parties Split
The division of th? House on the vote
-he Republican ancl Democratic
fides almost equally. It was reached at
exactly 6 o'clock after a long delay
jOf debat? and after the committee's
g Jisitioi. had been summed up in a final
speech, by Representative Patrick Kel
lev, of Michigan, chairman of the sub?
committee in charge of the bill. He
concluded amid a loud clamor for the
test from all sides, and cries of "Vote,
vote''' After a viva voce vote, in which
the yeas and nays were almost equal
:n volume, Mr. Vare asked for a teller's
tonnt, ar.d he and M|>, Kelley stood at
the read of the center aisle and counted
the members as they passed between
The result was greeted with noisy
djnonstration by the hig navy men,
Tho stood and cheered for several
minute!. Representanves McArthur, I
Pcrrow, or Pennsylvania, and Gallivan, I
cf Massachusetts, with linked arms}
formed the dancing center of a joyful j
Mr. Kelley announced that he will !
?"lek a re-?!: call on the amendment when j
the measure - taken cut of the com- j
Bitte? of the whole and comes up for
?ns! action . the House.
Estimate?, oi the money increase]
?"ed f? sing the size of the]
navy to 86,000 range from $45,000,000
??''.r. Kelley its the floor at 5:25 to
?Ptti the last sneech on the measure
??fore the vote ore the size of the en
: *w? t.v. ,-;. ?berated on the bill for
w*?!<5, and the most severe criticism
Jl the conira ?-,-? nafl been, apparently,
,7a- it has not been willing to accept
?"?e advice of the Navy Department as
present?-.] ?-.-.- the officers who appeared
^-orc the committee. I have this to
??y for the c .rnraittee: We bave been
_ 'Ci-.p;.,,... i on nao1? thrsei
^ox 8 League Speech
Upsets Republican Plan
"? American Will Be Put on
em. Th., Trioutufi Washinerttw? Bureau
?J^ASHlNGToX, April 15.?Plans to
intw*? .re80?ution through Congress
^?onzitii- the President to appoint
?/??e$fe?ntativ-e on the Renaration
Q,, "ian wil? be abandoned,'accord
?jp w prominent Republican members
W? ?enate -o-day. The fact, that
ob.? ,Governor Cox has come out in
gP^vocaey cf the League of Na?
to ??? a ca?npaign issue is declared
t;?B e W*^- Plans to adopt a resolu
??V A*utll<Jnz3r.g the President to put
S?nrlcan ?" thp reparations body,
f?late irreconcilable* ?said to-day
h.Ii *.er,i prepared to block such a
0o?n !? the Forei?gn Relations
C? ??e :? -* did come up. but that
tie t nfl!tions had been so changed by
S?t iu "P?*-h that they did not ex
**' li>- issue to be. r.ised.
== Russia zzr
In the Red Shadow
America's Great Work in Feeding the Hungry Has
Won for Her the Deep Gratitude of tin
Russian People and the Respect of
the Soviet Government
'To recognize or not to recognize Soviet Russia?'' This question
will be asked and answered in to-morrow's Tribune, in the fifteenth
and final article by Mr, Dickinson, who teas for four years the his?
torian of the American Relief Administration abroad.
By Thomas H. Dickinson
Copyright, 1922, .Vet/; York Tribune Inc.
A GRAY day in Soviet Moscow?gray houses and long, gray, cobbled
streets. The sky is ashen. The crowds of people move through
their daily rounds in gray monotony. And then at a secret word
of command everywhere the flags come out and the city is sprinkled
with red like a poppy field.
High up in a private house I notice another flag. It is the American
\ Red, White and Blue. I do not know how it comes there. I do know
Russians at /Genoa said to have
demanded 125,000.000,000 reparations
of Allies; fix Allied claim at half
British warships sent to Irish
waters; Republican Easter coup
Swedish economist Cassel says
Genoa cannot reconstruct Europe
without American aid.
Trotzky emphasizes Russia's readi?
ness to reduce armies.
Two Americans scale most difficult
peak in Caucasus.
House respond? to Harding's plea
and accepts 86,000 navy personnel by
vote of 177 to 130 in test.
Borah asks New York prosecut-or
if there is lav,- to punish SemenofT
for murder of Americans in Siberia.
Treaty of commerce and amity
with Mexico may be signed soon.
United ?tates recognizes govern?
ment of Guatemala.
Enright puts crime burden square?
ly up to men*, known crooks to be
arrested on sight.
Girl college student and sister dl?
when train wrecks auto near Lake
Community worship at dawn In
Central Park ushers in Easter.
Investigators find overworking of
coal mines robs men of steady jobs.
Metropolitan Ufe to begin at once
building cheap Astoria apartments.
Mayor silently vetoes bills return?
ing rent jury fees and increasing
pension for police heroes' families.
Physician sues another he says
sold him worthless practice,
State income tax totals fall as
Former Pennsylvania prosecutor
must return $40,000 to client.
Hope abandoned for mother who
killed child ?eeking spirit, land.
One million two hundred thousand
drinks foT New England seited her?.
Former Governor of Rhode Island
intervenes in textile strike as walk?
out ends twelfth week. Loss in
wages to date exceeds $3,000,000.
Chicago opera authorities deny
Polacco is to succeed Mary Garden
Brindell and Knight, bills among
128 vetoed by Governor on last day;
only three get through.
Miller signs bill requiring licenses
of real estate brokers.
Striking miners' ranks swelled by
85,000 last week.
Harold Weber, Toledo, wins April
golf tournament at Pinehurst.
Giants def?*t Brooklyns at Polo
Grounds, 17 to 10. Yankees win from
Senators at Washington, 5 to 3.
Exterminator wins Harford Han?
dicap at Havre de Grace.
Penn crews win all three races in
dual regatta with Yale.
Voshell and Shafer forced to call
halt in North and South tennis final
on account of darkness with match
Power Plants in Rome
Seized by Communists
ROME, April 15 (By The Associated
Press").?Communists to-day occupied
the Rome power plants at Tivoli, where
the celebrated cascades supply the
energy for lighting Rome.
The occupation was opposed by the
Anglo-Romano Company owners, who
before ceding the plant suceeded in
forcing the Communists into an agree?
ment to operate the machinery on a
contract basis. No serious incident
marked the occupation.
that the government makes no move
to have it brought down and that it
remains to the end of the day.
Nothing in the history of interna?
tional charity and statesmanship
equals the task accomplished by
America in feeding the hungry of Rus?
sia while remaining aloof from any
suspicion of political interest or pur?
pose. There is reason to know that
the Soviet government itself respects
the simple-mindedness and the honesty
of the American service for the Rus?
sian people; and by the Russian people
themselves, from Archangel to Astra?
chan, from the Baltic Sea to the Asi?
atic slopes, America is hailed as a de?
liverer and a disinterested friend.
This work has not been done without
infinite care. On the part of the So?
viet, government itself there has been
a natural willingness to employ the
contacts for relief purposes as me?
diums for political and economic dis?
cussions. On the part of the European
governments there has been a natural
willingness to create agencies of relief
which might cloak wider designs.
From these the United States agen?
cies, under the direction of Herbert
Hoover, and through the operation of
the American Relief Administration
and its allied institutions has kept it?
self aloof. The task of the American
Relief Administration in Russia has
been simple, but not easy. It has been
to feed the hungry, to minister to the
sick, to clothe the naked.
Two stipulations alone have been
laid down by America, both for the
sake of the beneficiary as well as of
the benefactor, and for the success of
the work in hand;
1. No conversations shall he held on
2. The physician shall be in complete
charge of the treatment.
Ameriran Relief Extends
Into All Parts of Russia
Under such simple safeguards as
these, guaranteed by contracts that the
finest Oriental wit cannot escape, the
work of feeding the hungry and cloth?
ing the naked has gone on.
In September American agents esti?
mated the number in need in the
Volga Valley at fifteen millions; month
by month the scope of the famine has
broadened. To-day American relief ex?
tends into all parts of Russia, covering
not only the Volga Valley but the
Ukraine as well and coming into con?
tact with the lives of a hundred mil?
When American relief began in Sep?
tember it was limited to the feeding of
one million children for six months.
Six months later eight million people
were being fed with American food, in?
cluding adult?, refugees and other
special classes of sufferers, the sick
in the hospitals and two million chil?
The decision to feei the children of
Russia in the summer of 1921 indicated
Hoover's courage and faith in the Rus?
sian people, as well as in America.
This courag? and this faith have been
justified. Not the least anxiety when
the work started lay in the question
of where resources were to come from.
There were at this time in the treas?
ury of the administration about $6,000,
00?, saved from economies in adminis?
tration and in purchasing, but not
withheld from the hungry of other na
Without a campaign for funds the
original resources for Russian feeding
have been multiplied almost tenfold
by free gift, of the American people
and by the assignment of funds by the
Soviet government itself.
America's contribution to the sick
and hungry in Russia to-day stands:
From Congress, $24,000,000; fron:
American Relief Association funds
$10 000,000; from Red Cross funds, $3,
600,000; from Soviet gold, $12-000,000;
from various contributions, $4,000,000;
making a total of $53,600,000.
All of this money is represented bj
food, clothing or medical supplies, de?
livered directly to the Russian people
by American agents.
The story of the delivery of thes?
materials to the needy in Russia n
one of obstacles overcome from th?
moment of purchase to the moment th.
food is eaten. Passage was won t<
the borders of Russia through un
friendly territories. Grain boats hewe?
their way to the ports with ice break
ers When the gateways to Russia
long disused, showed signs of conges
tion, arrangements were made to shi]
through Finnish and Polish ports.
The delivery of foodstuffs from th'
Russian border to the inland ware
houses required that there be lai
over the chaos of the interior a wid
zone of order in which relief couh
function expeditiously and in security
Outside this zone transportation i
at a standstill or nearly so; organiza
tion is deadlocked. Inside this zon
it is necessary to arrange for th
(Contlnuod on pij? f?ur)
The Tribune To-day
Pent t?The new* of the day,
Four page? of ?port?.
Part II?Editorial? and letter?.
The Tribune radio?page? 6-7.
Part ?II?The new? of ?ociety.
New? of automobile?.
The fashion page?page 8.
Part IV?The week in the theater.
New? of music and art.
Part V?The Tribune magasine.
"Should New York risk a po?
lice parade?"?page 1.
thr literary section?pages
The Institute?pages 10-11.
Part VI?The comic section.
Mr. and Mr*.?-by Brigg?.
Part VII?The Graphic ?action.
AU Crooks in
' 700 Detectives in Drive to
Arrest Known Crimi?
nals and Hold Them on
Some Kind of Charge
New Orders Add
4,000 to Force
Police Parade Postponed ;
Enright Puts Responsi?
bility on Rank and File
Police Commissioner Enright, in
orders issued yesterday, lifts the bur?
den of responsibility for the present
I crime situation from his own shoulders
and places il squarely upon the rank
and file of his department.
Yesterday's official announcements,
coupled with those of the day previous,
create a situation ?n the Police Depart?
ment which has not been paralleled in
Drills for the police parado were
suspended. The date for the parade
itself was postponed a week, with the
unofficial intimation that, unless the
outbreak of crime subsided it might
be abandoned altogether for this year.
Every man on vacation was recalled
forthwith last night.
Clean-Up of Crooks Ordered
At the sfme time Chief Inspector
Lahey at a conference with captains of
detective divisions ordered a general
clean-up of all known ?.-rooks. Men
with police records are to be arrested
on sight, searched for weapons and
held for trial on whatever charge can
i be made against them.
The effect of the onerous task now
laid upon the patrolmen and detectives
is to add approximately 4,000 men to
the active patrol force of the city.
All vacation leaves of absence are
I cancelled, the half-hour lunch period
for men on patrol duty is abolished,
?rehearsals for the Police Band and the
Glee Club are suspended until further
| notice, duty on raided premises, one of
' the softest jobs the department offers
for the patrolman, Ts temporarily
abandoned, and patrolmen are required
to do two hours' extra patrol when off
duty, this tour to be performed in the
precincts in which they live. These
emergency measures are in addition to
the extra sidewalk duty to be per?
formed by detectives and the closer at?
tention to their jobs required from
captains, inspectors and deputy inspec?
Inspector? On Plain-Clothes Duty
Captains and inspectors will do
plain-clothes duty, patrolling their
precincts for several hours daily as
part of the new program. All mem?
bers of the force from lieutenants
down will wear their uniforms dur?
ing patrol and to and from their
homes. They have been asked to be
accessible at any time of the day or
night. Members of the. welfare squad
were also ordered to don their uni?
forms. Reserve duty for regular
patrolmen virtually has been abol?
ished under the new orders. Traffic
policemen will do auto patrol ?luty for
several hours a day after they finish
their regular work.
Dozens of speedy automobiles have
been borrowed by the police depart?
ment from wealthy citizens and busi?
ness men to meet the emergency. In
many cases the owners also lent the
services of their chauffeurs and in.
some instances have agreed to drive
the automobiles themselves.
Broadway from the Thirties north?
ward was a well guarded street, last
night. Uniformed and plain clothes
men were thick in every block and on
the alert for bandits who might, attempt
to take advantage, of an extraordinarily
busy Saturday night, due to the pres?
ence of Easter shopper?. Night banks
along Broadway were under heavy
Reports to precincts and to Police
Headquarters by telephone, and box
were made, hourly by the augmented
700 Detectives Put on Hunt
The orders issued by Chief Inspec?
tor Lahey were brief and drastic. They
call for an immediate mobilization of
the seven hundred detectives on duty
in the various precincts in a concert?
ed movement against all professional
crooks. The poolrooms, cafes and sa?
loons where men with jail records are.
known to foregather are to be visited
repeatedly, and wherever a criminal
known to the police is found he is to
be arrested on the spot and charged
with whatever offence comes handiest,
the matter being left to the discretion
of the detectives making the arrest.
Former offenders who can show defi?
nite proof of a present, honest occupa?
tion are not to be molested, the Chief
Inspector said, but all other crooks
are under the ban.
The professed object of this gigantic
round-up is to convince professional
lawbreakers that New York City is an
unhealthy place foi' a man to live who
is on the Police Department's books
as an old offender. The crooked citi?
zens are to be driven from the. city.
Three parts of the Supreme Court
and six parts of General Sessions will
begin on Monday to try burglary, rob?
bery, assault and homicide cases, and
before the end of the week two other
parts of General Sessions Court will
be turned over to such trials. Eleven
parts of the higher trial courts will
be in session at the same time, trying
(Continued on pas? *M
Harding Has 1,500 Callers
President Shakes Hands of 40
to 55 a Minute
WASHINGTON, April 15.?The stream
of visitors that has flowed into the
White House since President Harding
opened the gates and inaugurated the
practice of holding day receptions
reached high water mark to-day, when
1,500 persons shook hands with the
Chief Executive. They filed past him in
his office at the rate of from forty to
to fifty-five a minute. White House
officials estimated that 7,500 persons
bad shaken bands with Mr. Harding
during this week.
Sightseers and students from hign
schools and colleges made up the
larger groups of callers, all of whom
were admitted at a fixed hour on let?
ters from their Senators and represen?
tative? in Congress.
Miller, in Killing Parole
Measure Aimed to Free
Labor Czar,Says Crimes
Can't Go in One Class
Salary Grabs Get
Mental Deficiency Legisla?
tion Fails to Guard Per
sonal Liberty, He Holds
Fiow a Staff Correspondent
ALBANY, April lu. Governor Miller
to-day- the last, on which he could act
on legislation before him?signed three
bills and vetoed 128. This makes the
total number of measures vetoed by the
Governor 151, and 672 new laws. The
Legislature passed 870 bills, of which
three were recalled and forty-four dis?
approved hy cities. Last year 952 bills
were passed. Or this number 716 be?
came law, 173 were killed by the Gov?
ernor and fifty-eight were not accepted
by the cities and five were returned on
motion of the introducers.
Of the 12S measures vetoed to-day
12(5 were included in the omnibus veto
These measures, for I lie most part.
were special legislation, some of i
highly questionable sort, such as the
Boylnn bill, enabling legislators of ter
years' service, regardless of their edu?
cational qualifications, to become attor?
neys at law after passing the bar ex?
amination. Following tradition, no com
ment was made on any of the measure;
listed in the omnibus veto.
Salary Grabs Are Killed
A large number of salary grab bilb
passed in the closing hours of th?
Legislature, and other log-rollin?.
measures met their death in the omni
hu^ veto. Chief among them was (hi
Burlingame bill, adding $2.000 to th?
salaries of each of the members of th>
hi-p-irt.isan Board of Elections in Nev
York City. The two bills vetoed to-da;
which were accompanied by soecia
memoranda were the so-called R rindo I
parole bill and the Knight mental deti
ciency measure. Of this last act, whicl
its opponents declared would make pos
sible the railroading of sane person
to asylums, the Governor said it di
not properly safeguard the liberty o
the individual. He expressed sympath
with the purpose of its sponsors?t
provide custodial care for mental do
"This measure," said the Governoi
"is the result of the experience an
the study of the State Commission fo
Mental Defectives and of others wh
have devoted earncsj thought, to th
problem. It is unquestionably a dc
cided improvement in many importan
respects upon the present law. How
ever, it contains some important pre
visions of doubtful import and of un
certain operation. in some respect
it follows the insanity law, but insar
ity and mental deficiency present en
tirely different problems, both with re
spect to custodial care and treatmen
One is primarily a medical problen
the other psychological.
Liberty Not Safeguarded.
"The most doubtful provision of thi
measure is the one providing for th
temporary commitment for observado
of a person who is apparently a mer
tal defective. Such commitment is t
be made in the boroughs of Manhal
tan and the Bronx to the trustees c
Bellevue, in the boroughs of King
Queens and Richmond to the Commis
sioner of Public Welfare, elsewhere i
the state to the local health officer, th
expense of maintenance during the p<
riod of temporary commitment to b
a local charge. The act. apparentl
omits to provide the local health o:
ficer with the necessary means to pn
vide temporary maintenance or wit
the power to apply for a permaner
commitment in case the apparent di
fective is found to be in fact a d<
"I have no doubt, but that, the pre,
ent provisions of law for the commi
ment, of mental defectives are inad
quate, but the power to deprive an il
dividual of his liberty for an indel
nite period on a finding by a magi
trate that he is apparently a ment
defective should certainly be mo
carefully guarded, if it is to be col
ferred at all.
Advises Farther Consideration
"The mental deficiency problem
still unsolved in this state. It has r
ceived the attention demanded by i
importance only within recent year
It is estimated that there are 10,0*
mental defectives in the state wl
ought to have custodial care. At pre
ent the capacity of the state instit
tions is limited to about 5.000. Th
act would undoubtedly increase tl
commitments to state institutions, t
though the capacity is now overtaxe
I think the state must provide the cu
todial care required to the relief
the localities the same as has be
done in the case of the insane, but
will take time to secure the addition
capacity required. Meanwhile, t
subject should receive further stuc
"While I approve of most of the pt
visions of this act and believe that
the whole it is a decided improveme
upon the present law, I still think th
it may be improved by further etu
and that a year's delay will not be
serious as the enactment of a measu
(C^ntlnuod ?n pas? thrio)
Reds Demand 25 Billion
^No!" Says Lloyd Gee
Indemnity for Cost of Dt?
Russian Situation Less Tense
After an All-Day Conference Kokhak ana wrangei,
_Z___ Is Chief Soviet item
fense Against Denikin,
Allies Agree ?Not to
to Ask Immediate Repayment of Compensai ?Oil for
Question of Damages for Prop- Bessarabia Asked
erty Js lakeu Up
By Arthur S. Draper
Rpeeinl Cable to The Tribune
Copyright, 1022, Now York Tribune lac.
GENOA, April 16.?In another all
day secret conference at Premier Lloyd
George's villa here, the Allied chiefs
and the Russian Bolshevik delegates
tried to thrash out the differences re?
maining between them. Considerable
progress was made toward reconciling
conflicting claims, and it was said a
final understanding was in sight.
The principal matters of discussion
were Russia's debts and the restitution
she must, make Cor damages to Allied
property in Russia. The Moscow dele?
gates staggered the gathering by pre?
senting as a counter claim a gigantic
?bill for damages suffered by Russia at
the hands of anti-Bolshevik armies sup
j ported by the Allies. The Russians had
figured out, according to Premier Ra
Sister, Killed as
? Miss Edna Smith and Mrs.
Genevi?ve Nash. of Stam?
ford,' in Crash at Cross?
ing Near Lakewood, N. J.
I Had Been Picking Flowers
I Re-entered Car at Side of
Right of Way and Just
Started away When Hit
Mrs. Genevi?ve Smith Nash. of Ship
pan Point. Stamford, Conn., and her
sister, Miss Edna Smith, a student at
; Columbia University, were instantly
; killed at Ridgeway Crossing, three
miles south of Lakewood, N. J., yester?
day afternoon when their automobile
was struck by a switching engine of
the Central New Jersey line.
The two women had been staying at
the Pine?, a fashionable hotel in Lake
i wood. The-jiJeft the hotel early in the
I morning inTheir coupe after a lunch
j was prepared for them in the hotel
j According to Mr. and Mrs. Paul
I Hirsch, who talked to the sisters a few
minutes before they were killed, they
spent the morning and early afternoon
? motoring in the vicinity of Lakewood.
When they reached Ridgeway Cross
ing they stopped the car. Parking it
. about fifty feet from the crossing, the
i women got, out and picked a large bas?
ket of the violets which were, growing
j along the railroad right of way. Be
i fore returning to their machine they
stopped at the cottage of Mr. and Mrs.
Hirsch, which is situated at the cross?
ing. They talked for some time and
then returned to the car, Mrs. Hirsch
inviting the. two women to eomc^ again
before they left Lakewood.
Mrs. Nash started the machine. She
had shifted into second speed a mo?
ment before, she reached the crossing.
The switching engine, which was driven
by H. H. Gordon. i\f Jersey City, was
traveling toward Lakehurst at an esti?
mated speed of fifty miles an hoi r.
The locomotive caught the car square?
ly, carrying it more than fifty feet
down the tracks. The two women were
thrown from the car. They were both
dead when picked up. Both suffered
fractures of the skull and internal in?
Gordon said that he did not see the
car on the crossing until but a short
distance away. He. recalled, however,
that he had blown the regulation two
blasts but a moment before, and that
the bell was ringing.
A coroner's jury has been impaneled
and an inquest will be held to-morrow.
STAMFORD. Conn., April 15?Mrs.
Genevi?ve Smith Nash was the wife of
Leo Nash, of Shippan Point. Mr. Nash
is a manufacturer of furniture, with a
plant here and a warehouse in New
York. Mrs. Nash was thirty years old.
Mis3 Smith s home was in Aurora, 111.,
where her mother lives.
For the last two year3 Miss Smith
had been studying botany at Columbia.
She had been sharing an apartment at
450 Riverside Drive, New York City,
with her cousin, Emily Dwight, of Bur?
lington, Iowa, who is in business in
New York. Miss Smith was twenty-five
Mr. Nash left New Yoi'k to-day tc
join them at Lakehurst. They were to
pass the week end and return Monday
Prohibition Flag Ordered Off
"Dry Navy" Booze Privateers
Prohibition Director Ralph A. Day i
found himself limiting his armaments
still more yesterday. A few days be?
fore his plan to fortify the Canadian
border with machine-gun nests and ar?
mored cars was stepped on, and yes- i
i terday orders came from Washington !
that the prohibition flag would have to :
j come off the dry navy.
Commissioner Roy A. Haynes had
discovered, in fact, that there was no j
I such flag, and that was the whole trou- j
| ble. There was nothing in the mari
time or navy regulations or in interna- ?
I tionai law authorising prohibition ?
agents to roam the seven seas In sub?
marine chasers and eagle boats firing
three-inch guns at low, rakish ci-aft.
Consequently the recent battle of
Jones's Inlet in which the dry gunboat
Mehalatos threw a shot across the bows
of a suspected schooner was quite un?
ethical. The iMehalatos, as an armed
vessel, had not a legal leg to stand on,
and if the schooner had thrown a few
shots back its skipper would have been
quite within hi*3 rights.
Hereafter, Director Day was in?
formed, vessels of the prohibition navy
must be in command of customs agenta
and &% least half of each crew must be
customs men. Officially the vessels will
be ?k'as^'-il *# revvntte cutters.
kovsky of the Ukraine, that the Allied ?
demands on Russia amounted to be- j
tween $12,000,000,000 and $13,500,- :
Asido from the complicated exchange
of views on this question the chief de?
velopment of to-day's private session
was that the Allies agreed in case the. j
Bolsheviki formally recognized the j
Russian pre-war debt not to press for :
payment of those obligations immedi-?
The discussion of claistfs for the res?
titution of property damaged or con?
fiscated by the Russians also became j
exceedingly involved. The Allies took;
ili?' position that "value given must be1
restored." No decision was reached as j
to what form this restitution should I
take.' George Tchitcherin, Soviet For-!
cign Minister and chief of the Red)
delegation, has. asked for time also!
to consult with Premier L?nine by tel- ;
egraph on the financial questions. -, j
Attending the conference wore Pre- ?
?Continued on n??xt pas*)
Idaho Senator Telegraphs to ;
Districl Attorney Hay-'
ward Asking Proceedings
Bo Instituted Here
Says He Has Evidence
Senate Subpoena Issued for
to Tell About the Cossack
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, April 15.?Senator
Borah, chairman of the Senate Educa?
tion and Labor Committee, telegraphed
this afternoon to District Attorney
fiayward. of N'ew York, asking whether
there, was any wry to hold Genera!
Gregory Semenoff, ataman of the Cos?
sacks, for the murder of American
soldiers in Siberia. Senator Borah de
clared ho had the evidence against the
general and it was merely a question
of jurisdiction, which ho is investigat?
ing, and which, he assumes, will be
looked into by District Attorney Hay
ward. The telegram to the District
Attorney read :
"Is there any possible way by
which Semenoff, now in I.udlow
St roe? jail, can be held responsible
for the murder of American soldiers
in Siberia? Th" evidence seems very
Speaking of the effort: to have Sem
enoft held for murder of American sol?
diers, Senator Borah said:
"if there is any way to hold him re- \
sponsible in this country or elsewhere j
for these murders, I want to do it."
Senator Borah to-night was awaiting
a reply from Colonel Hayward, though j
ho thought, it possible the District
Attorney might desire time to look
into the situation.
Senator Borah's telegram and the. i
issue of a Senate subpoena for Boris j
Bakhmeteff, Ambassador from Russia,
to appear before the Education and:
Labor Committee, to testify regarding?
General Semenoff, were the important
developments of to-day in the Semeii
Subpoena Is Served
By order of Senator Borah, chairman
of the committee, the subp?na was
served on tho embassy this afternoon.
Mr. Bakhmeteff is taking a short trip
to North Carolina. He is expected back
in two or three days.
Serving of a Senate subp?na on a ?
diplomatic representative is without
precedent so far as is known here. In !
this case Senator Borah takes the posi
tion, and it is known that he has strong !
backing, that inasmuch as the Keren- !
sky government long since fell and :
there is no government in Russia which ?
the State Department recognizes Mr.
Bakhmeteff is not entitled to diplo
Senator Borah had the sergeant-at
arms of the Senate, Colonel David
Barry, wire to Mr. Bakhmeteff in North
Carolina, telling him a subpoena had
been issued and asking him if he would
Senator Borah indicated that if the
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Britain Pays$ 19,672,500
On Silver Bought in War
Nearly Equal Payment May 15
Will Cut American Bill
for Coin in Half
WASHINGTON, April 15.?Payment
of $19,672,500 by Great Britain as the
second installment on the debt of $122,
000,000 created by that government's
purchase of silver during the war was
reported to the Treasury to-day by the
.Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
The payment consisted of $18,300,000
of principal and $1,372,500 of interest.
A further installment of $12,200,000 on
the debt is due May 15 which will cut
Great Britain's debt in half.
Under th? arrangement for payment
by Great Britain on tho silver pur?
chases the debt will be liquidated in
May, 1924, these payments being en?
tirely apart from the $5,000,000,000 of
war loans due the United States from
No Uwe to Prolong Parley
Unless They Reconsid?
er, Is Answer of Powers
PARIS, April 15 (By The Asso?
ciated Press).?A Havas agency dis?
patch from Genoa to-night said the
Russian Soviet delegation to the
Genoa economic conference present?"!
a hill of 00,000,000,000 gold rubles
to the. Allies late to-day. (A gold
ruble is worth about 50 cents.)
The hill was made up of 35,000,
000,000 gold rubles, said the dis?
patch, for damages suffered in Rus?
sia from the expeditions of Denikine,
Kolchak, Yudenitch and Wr?nge!,
and 15,000,000,000 for other dam?
ages, including the loss of Bessarabia
to Rumania. The dispatch added
that the Soviet delegates claimed
that while recognizing Russia's pie
war debt, they wore creditors to the
Allies, and not debtor?.
Claim Held Unreasonable
Prime Minister Lloyd George, the
Havas dispatch asserted, informed
the Russians that their claim was
inadmissible and was contrary Lo
all i*eason and justice. It said ho
requested them to reconsider and
bring in a reply favorable to the
Allied demands, otherwise there was
no object in continuing the Gei o;
conference so far as Russia w is
GENOA. April Jo (By The Associated
Press).?The Russian delegates were
told to-day to answer definitely, yes or
no, as to whet her they will put into prac?
tice the conditions of the Cannes r?solu
tion and the guaranties contained
the London experts' report, according
to a French communique issued to jk
night, subsequent to the adjournmen fl
of a lengthy meeting between the A!-^B
lied leaders and the Russians.
It seemed impossible, said the Frem'.
statement, to get anything tangible
from the Soviet delegates, who aston?
ished the Allied representatives by de?
manding 50.000,000,000 gold ruble- bs
the amount due Russia because of for?
eign intervention. This is two and a
half times greater than the amount the
Allies claim from Russia.
Italians Are Optimistic
An Italian statement regarding the
meeting was more optimistic. It
pointed out that the subjects discussed
are vaster in scope than was dreamed
of when the Genoa conference origi?
"This," says the statement, "is an
attempt to tiring about the coexistence
in the world of finance, economy and
commerce of two opposite regimes -
capitalism and communism. This morn?
ing the experts were struggling in a
kingdom of figures, and in the aft"!
noon the Allied leaders took the dis?
cussion back into the kingdom of prin?
The Bolshevik delegates have been
asked to expedite the discussion as
much as possible, and the conversa?
tions will be resumed as soon as pos?
The* discussion between the Allied
leaders and the Russian delegates to?
day centered on three points. First,
debts; second, war debts, and. third,
restitution of private property.
With regard to the first, the Russians
explained what they called the "con?
fused condition" of their people, who
believed they bad made a new world
out of chaos and after a terrible con?
vulsion. If the powers asked them to
pay their old debts, it would blight the
hopes of the Russian people.
Debts Due to Individuals
The Allied leaders explained that the
pre-war debts were not due primarily
to governments, but individuals, chiefly
French. They insisted tTiat no govern?
ment had the right to wipe out the
claims of foreign individuals.
The opinion was expressed 'to-night
that no difficulty would be encountered
in settling the pre-war debts. In dis?
cussing the second point -war debts
the Allies said this was something
where the governments were in a posi?
tion to negotiate. They did not want
to be unreasonable, because they real?
ized the appalling state of Russia and
did not desire to press Russia unduly.
But the signature of the Russian gov?
ernment must be respected.
The Russians rejoined by citing dam?
ages caused by foreign military expedi?
tions into Russia.
On the third point, restitution of
private property, the Allied leaders ad?
mitted that this would be accompanied
by great difficulties. Nevertheless, they
must insist on the principle. The Rus?
sians emphasized the difficulties grow?
ing out of the fact that everything in
Russia is nationalized. They asked how
it was possible to restore a mine now
Restoration of an effective gold mon?
etary standard and the strict balancing
of budgets without resort to the issu?
ance of surplus paper currency or bas*J^
credits are understood to be Bmong tto4
important recommendations being e$.
amined by the financial sub-cotfi?
Features of Economic Plan
The plan under consideration, while
not yet given out for publication offi?
cially, is understood to include the fol?
The essential requisite for the eco?
nomic reconstruction of Europe is th?
achievement by each country of stabil?
ity in the value of its currency. Tin
bank?, especially those authorised t>>