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Friday, may 26, 1921.
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In tlTHntrr Sew York I H'llhlr? 200 Wir, I FfUowhor*
I N I o ??d t T' ?" j?*
To 26; Warns
Of Red Peri
&t$$ia, Krarmcd by Ger?
many?? a Potential ?Ylen
ar<? p> W r -lern W orld,
|jr \.K iscs ? .0111 nions
Situation -Tragic if Hague
faik il* Vsscrls; Pro
train l.s Criticized h\
jnrri ( ' rii and Vsquiih
tONDO> . Ma; 25 ? By i h? A.
f -,'T '. Pre ni? -
C^rsft ' 'ilf* Mouse of
, -- . ????..-? , equivalent
...... ? . ? . t n fide nee o
Genca | . when the House by the
,?:???' .. lajorit; of 23o lo 2G
? - r - Inicn? v.'hi'-n wi
- . - purp ????? of expressing
the -:'-?. ' ' ' - ,: ? House with
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By Arthui S. Drapci
LONDON, I ay 25. - Premier
Lloyd .'4 defending i < ?enoa
?? re i he i i ?use ? f Com
mem arnecj thai ' :' the ef?
fort begun '?? the ? on feronce I o
read Hiding witli Russia
* ? po " i? ' 0? Kiiropn
- i ragir. ! he i omhinat ?on "r
Bussia and Germany provided n
p.- f potential menace to the
Westen \< orld. he said
"Here you have two ?if the greal
f.??'. ilioi of ' he '?' orld." he f aid,
'-.'',' .-, you regard (nom from the
point of viev, of territory, popula?
tion, potential power or resources,
both out f?f favor, each laving dr?'T
lomething to disgrace itself in the
eyes of other natioi s. They are i*i?~>t
|uite received into th? full society of
No Har to Rearming
*T> -? r;* Germany . - '.<?;.
wtula economicallj because ?->r lack of
tipia i. she ha? the t0chn cal skill ;>?v!
?fcresource? to strengthen her mi?
tirilv. Germany ha ; been disarmed
ud you can render hei i'f? " y ?mpo
tent, but ther :- me th iig yo'.i eunnot
enl the rearmi ng of
*T over arise thai would ?na'?c it
ri-.?--, ry to refer to the warning which
I ---? : 'ing as to i !ic danger of the
;---:-.' ties ol the situation. The aver
? r ? not Hr excite d ? i hope s or
fear - ? I ? the pi o jpccl o?" - ?mcl hing
happening years hence; thai ?s th?*
>f the statesman
}eorge made n del \\ ed repoi I
Lloy d ? ir orge n
of the ."'? ties ?f the British delega
tion at G n - although he avoided the
?'??" eefs f Germai epai tions ?nd re?
lations '? th France, which, he ex
pla ed, "-.!?: I"* taken up separately
next ?-?el Mr said he could make no
!.c'?*nsf of Great Britain'? pari in the
-?-:,-. c | pyond a p ain statement o:'
ictj and t filanation of the strei io ,"
. ??? - . --prr. under British lead
sfc.-/> to hr i:g peace and stability to a
*?'<'' '?:'" I. rop?
- ?? ?rrcei<-d the rrem?pr is
. . .,, rj n,.- remarks were
,''""'? ' rupted bj - pplause. al
? "'" ; ?' . ?- - ted afterv ard that
>rge '* .-i '?? :: aud ience
''_' " - ? ?sfied. Much ?>;" his
ed to an explanation
' "r R ?? ' situ -' ion .'?:i'! an analy
?i oft ?ties.
Three Program's \vailable
deal i-tf ". ith Russia
*?" is." he s lid. "Nobody
* ?' ? ' ? eady to employ force,
'v" .. d been tried without
'.".-? was there a n;. body
Ru sia to he r fate
. led on end? (?jur;
Chum's Sleep lalk Queers
Runaway Girl's Romance
Gives ? ?> - ! t20 Career, Returns
to >;??..? Suspected Man, bul
? ?". ; tiarr' t.:?ti
""r'" -. nid Edn? B?hm, miss
? . - est? rday I o
' Hi '? where her
,- - int. She bad
go on 'he -1 age, she
lai ' '
. T had lead 1'; it
a -: ate in ?'?:? 16th
? ? . , Wads ? orth. with
? .,. d, " .. undei ?us
to ir Paul, lie
,' as n'l 777 to marry
? : ?? ? - :?- ,-::???'?? ', him. ?Il"
? ? ? ,. .-.,.-? .i . talked
- r. ,. . nighl an . ;-; asking
-.,... ?hc leai ned
thai - " ??''?' have
?_I . .. J ,. . _? _,... I.n
13 1 ?;::?
?r friend 'ad b? en a
. i Ha -'.em
? ? -? from home 11 al
V ? f.-, g i .- up he:'
v ' ' ? . ' .. ?ho had to
' ? : ?, ;j pi-)P ?i?ned
- ' .him from any
-?.,... w?th her '1 ''?'
" -? - - .- . ...-?? statement
" ' - --. him.
, . : . ? it," said
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France Renews Appeal
To U. S. to Join Council
'roposal Aims at Definite Program Agreed On
V* Uli Brlfriuni as Basis for Participa?
tion in Russian Relief
By Wilbur Forrest
K., i el-V -a, r>r 7 ilMIHS
1 r>> I ? " ' "? . : New York 1':;bun*- Inc
r.ARIS, M ? 25. France has re
?"pened negotiation? with die United
?.'.' looking toward participation by
? repr?sent?t ?ve of tiie Washington Ad
ministration m The Hnguc conference
oi Russian attain, next month, it was
?onnerl h.-re to-day. in a new communi?
cation to the State Department the
Pai - govern nut* has suggested join*,
" on 1 ? 11?r Uniteo .-'t?te-, France and
possibij Relgium. m drawing un a se;
of conditions under which these three
nal or would agree to ts'^r, part in an
10 nie conference in Holland.
It 'j proposed that these conditions
>c submitted to the Moscow government
'??fore the gathering and, if acceded to,
* icse nations agree to m ,et the Ko!
iheviki a? The Hague and negotiate
v th them fot the reconstruction of
:- was the French who, with the
Ward rearrcsled in mystery slay
?i- when grand ?ury demands action
from District Attorney.
Ro> confesses he killed litt',? Ida
Kramer with a .-tone because ?^p.
No-. ?.,..,-.? terminal at Fourth
\venue and Thirty-second Street be
: ng ' :>n - ?de red.
i * tight and contempt order 'rn
' : i : e 11 :.- ;- hearing.
K ; Is lux Klan, ?n full regalia, in
terrups funeral in N'en Jersey.
Lin "ii tried to ruin him by open?
ing rival store, baker tell- Lockwood
? , mm ?ttee.
Couple in suit for separation after
celebrating golden wedding,
\ged man and wife, evicted from
home, 'ry suicide together while in
?. e i ?gai ?on dela> s aid.
Rrother confesses he chased Harry
Scheint into water, after lying to have
lu m punished.
Mleged fellow conspirators change
(-.'one l3: trial of Mrs. Sarah L.
Robert son hog.ns.
Anthracite miners reject demands
of operators for wage cut.
Fate of Michael Fradiano, slayer
i of [' '? ti'Ol.ian H.i.'. . tip to jury.
.,3>:al agei-.s seize champagne
conigne'l to rabbis because it effer?
..'ohn I,. Tildsley says schools are
not run f"i good of children.
Lloyd George receive? what
amounts to overwhelming vote of
confidence after vigorously defend?
ing Dolicies at Genoa; warns of dan?
ger; of Russo-German combination.
Charlea R. Crane found guilty of
fomenting Syrian disorders and sen?
ti need during absence to twenty
' year ' imprisomenl by French mili?
tary court in r?amascus.
Irish Fiee State leader- start for
London to confer with British Cabi?
net; Belfast disorders continue.
France a.gairi approaches United
State3 in effort to formulate pro
grain for American participation at
the Hague conference.
German financier ends statement
of P,eri:r.'s arguments before inter?
national banker? in effort, to obtain
Republican Senators start move?
ment to end absenteeism and urge
new cl?ture rule to expedite tariff
and other legisla', i en.
Alterne; tier, e ral Daugherty an?
nounces he ??.ill personally take
charge of war fraud prosecutions.
Attac!:s on him renewed in Senate.
Treasury officiais suggest railroads
be allowed to fix own rates for five
- ? -, ' -.
Indiana Republican Convention in?
dorses Harding Administration arid
lauds work of Washington confer?
V? ilbur Hubbell, Philadelphia Na?
tional League pitcher, seriously
hurt when hi: m head by batted
Wayne B. Wheeler, of Anti-Saloon
L ague, advocates deportation of
al - ? *. tolators ?f dry laws.
The Yankees defeat the Senators
?j? th.- Polo Grounds, 6 to 4.
The Brooklyn Robin, win both
,-..,;_ ,?f ,?? double-header from the
Phillies. S to 7 and 9 to 'V
Miss Clare ('as*el and Miss Marie
V'n' .er will mee: to-day in the tina'
round 0f ?h*? s'.ngles in the women's
open tennis tournament at Mont
Miss Alexa Stirling and Mrs. H.
Arnold Jackson meet to-day in the
final round of the women's metro?
politan g"lf championship,
James Corderry is removed a* head
coach of the Yale rrc." and is placed
in cha.-;'' of the freshmen oarsmen.
MARKETS AND SHIPS
Stock prices a shade lower in quiet
market; Fourth I ?berty 4Vis reach
nev high at 100.02.
Federa' Reserve s; stem's ratio de
r ! ; r r. ? one point.
Court refuses to modify New Fng
iar.rl rate order c>n application of
Murrav's Roman r.a-dens in Forty
...fond Street leased for ?4.?00,000.
( support of Ihe other powers, took the
initiativ? ai Genoa in dispatching to
the United States an invitation to the
Hague gathering. This was refused
by Secretary of State Hughes on the
ground thai the Russians must recog?
nize private proper! \ and contract
right-, before it would be possible to
deal with them, but the American reply
left the way open to future discussion
with the Allies of the possibility ?if an
econom.e conference at which remedies
for the Russian tangle could be ex?
France is taking the lead again in
negotiating with the United States be?
cause of a belief here that if an agree?
ment should be reached with Washing
ton and a set of conditions prepare':
upon ??'hieb America would take part in
the conference, other European nations
would indorse those conditions.
The French idea is that the Russians
should he told in advance exactly *he
basis upon which they will be called
upon to negotiate at The Hague and
be permitted to aecept or reject these
(Continuad en pao? four)
Republicans in Conference
Demand Party Members
Return to Capitol and
Help Pass iho Measure
Threaten to Use Force
Whip Scores Those Who Re?
fuse lo Attend Roll Calls.
or Even Answer Phone
from The Tribune's Washington Ri/'-rr,,,
WASHINGTON, May 25.?Troubles
of the Senate Republican leaders who
are intenl upon passing the tariff bill
came to a head to-day in a conference
of Republican Senators. The confer?
ence was called especially for the pur?
pose of considering absenteeism of Re?
publican members who, as Senator
Curtis. Republican whip, says, have
come to a stat" where they not only
do not appear at roll calls, but will not
even answer the telephone when sum?
moned to the Senr.tp.
J he '? :!>1 ' e adop; ; a i> oiution
by Senator Curti.i aainst absenteeism,
instructing the chairman, Senator
Lodge, to summon absentees back to
Washington, and in favor of having
the sergo.nt-at-arms compel attend?
ance of absentees who fail or refuse to
report for duty.
Ne?? Cl?ture Rule Discussed
Senator Kellogg also introduced a
, new cl?ture rule intended to applj
drastic cl?ture to appropriation an?
revenue bills, Thi- was discussed bul
not acted on.
Senator Curtis, Republican whip
lectured his colleagues sharply aboin
absenteeism. Ho said that from Maj
15 to 20 on an average thir:.',
Republican Senators were absent a'
each roll call. On one day forty-nin?
were absent at each of two rol] call:
and fifty at another. He urged th<
necessity of maintaining a good a!
tendance if the tariff bill is to In
parsed and other needed legislation en
acted. Senator McCumber, in chargi
of ?he tariff bill, joined in condemnhij
The following resolution was sub
mitted by Senator Curtis and adopted
"Whereas. th? Republicans have :
membership of sixty in the Unite;
States Senate, which gives them a ma
jority of twenty-four in the Senate, all'
?Whereas, ?here is and has been :
much larger absenteeism than is just:
Red under existing circumstances, am
it is important that all Senators whos
health will permit should be present a
a1! sessions of the Senate, therefore b
';t , - D
"Resolved, by this conference ol Re
publican Senators that it is the sen-'
of this conference that the chairmai
be and he is hereby instructed to noti
fv all Republican Senators who ari
a'bseni from Washington and thos,
who are in the city but have been miss
ing roll calls of the Senate that it i
important that absentees at once re
turn to their duties, and that tnos
who are in the city be requested b
remain within call of the Senate dur
ing its sessions.
"Be it further resolved, that if Hi
absentees fail or refuse to report fo
duty nt once, proper steps be taken b
have the sergeant-at-arms of the Sen
ate compel the attendance of such Sen
After the matter of absenteeism ha
(Continued on pa?*" three)
Chas. R. Crane
Gets 20 Years1
In French jail
Former I. S. Minister to!
China Sentenced hy Mil?
itary Court for Alleged
Part in Revolt in Syria
Tried at Damascus,
Bui Wasn't Presen 1
Now at Liberty in Paris
and Has No Official Mis?
sion From United Slates
( liarles R. Criinc formpr American
Minister to China, who is now ?n Paris i
after a recent trip through the Near
East, has been convicted by ;? French!
military court, silting at Damascus, of.
inciting recent disturbances in French]
mandat?? territory in Syria ??nd sen?
tenced to serve twenty years in prison,
according t<*? word received here yes?
A copyrighted dispatch from Cairo
to "The Chungo Daily News" said that
the court had passed sentence after!
a henritig in the absence of the accused
and that the United States government
had been advised of the verdict. It
was explained that one peculiarity of.
the French judicial system wns thai a
trial may proceed in (he absence of th?- I
accused, and if he fails to appear, he
may be found guilty and sentenced.
At the State Department at Washing- :
ton i! was learned that the French
government had made an inquiry con
cerning Mr. Crane's status. The State.
Department had replied that he was
acting entirely on his own imliative
in his recent travels in the Near East
and was without any authority or com?
mission fiom the 1 lined Stale-.
At Liberty in Paris
An Associated Press dispatch from
Paris said that Mr. Crane was not un?
der arrest or surveillance and that his
movements about Pans were not being
observed by the civil or military au?
At Mr. Crane's office in New York,
70 Fifth Avenue, nothing was known
of his whereabouts or the reporl of]
his sentence by the Damascus tribunal.'
Mr. Crane, after a trip across Siberia
into Soviet Russia last year and after
a short visit to the United States, ?eft,
for southern Europe to visit Albania
and Anatolia. He arrived at Damascus !
early in April and received an enthusi- i
astic welcome from the Syrians. He
wns well known among them, as he
ha?l been sent there by President Wil?
son at the time of the Paris peace
conference to investigate Syrian con?
His return to Syria was accompanied
by considerable agitation, and French '
dispatches declared that police had to"!
be called out to calm the populace. j
Although French officials expressed
the. belief that it could no( be said that
he was inciting the natives to resist?
ance against the French, they regard?
ed his presence as highly inimical. Th"
natives, with exalted ideals of Amer- j
ican institutions, were said to have
been encouraged hy Mr. Crane's pics- !
ence arnong them to resist the applica?
tion of the French mandate over the
country and to demand their absolute
Salloum A. Mokarzel, of this city, i
publisher of "The Syrian-American
Commercial Magazine," yesterday ex?
plained the circumstances, as semi-i
officially conveyed !o Syrian sources'
here, which led to the imposition of
the twenty-year sentence upon Mr.
SI,nnf) (heck Figures
Mr. Mokarzel said the sentence was
regarded as n reprimand upon the
American because of relations h<> is
said to have had with the Syrian revo?
lutionary party during his recent visit'
to that country. These allegorl rela-I
Cons, according to Mr. Mokarzel, were
--?-.own by the fact that a check for j
$1,000 indorsed by Mr. ('ran., was said
to have been found on the leader of
the revolutionists when arrested by the !
French following a recent insurrection..
Prior to the uprising which occurred
in April. Mr. Crane ?vas received in
Syria under the general impression
that he was an official emissary from
the United States, though the nature j
of his mission was not known, said Mr.
Mokarzel. This view was taken by
reason of" his having been there before
?Continued on pag" ?cvonl
10 Die, 60 Hurt, in Shell
Plant Blast ?Near Vienna
Factory Fire Sets Off Dynamite,
Which Destroys or Damages
AH Houses in Blumau
VIENNA May 25 < By The Associated
Press?. Ten persons are known to have
been killed and at least sixty injured
in an explosion in an ammunition fac?
tory at Blumau, near Vienna, to-day.
The force of the explosion destroyed j
oi damaged all the houses in the town.1
The disaster was due to a tire which
broke ou! in the factory and caused the
detonation of a large quantity of
Batted Ball Fractures Skull
Of Hubbell, Phillv Pitcher
Special Dispatch to 7'"- 7Vf*?uni>
j PHILADELPHIA. May 25.- Wilbur
I Hubbell, Philadelphia National League
pitcher, is in the Stetson Hospital to
1 night with a fractured skull as a result
1 e" being hit on the head by a line
?drive knocked by T. Griffith in the first
: inning of the opening game of to-day's
.double-header with Brooklyn at the
! baseball park. He was knocked out
! After regaining consciousness in the
! clubhouse Hubbell was rushed to the
An X-ray photograph made later
showed concussion of the brain and a
fractupe of the skull above the right
ear. His condition was pronounced
critical, although there was no sign of
Mrs. Hubbell was reached by tedle
I graph and advised to come to her htis
' bond's bedside.
I Griffith, third batter in the Brooklyn
I line-up. met one of Huhbell's slants
with terrific force and the ball, almost
invisible, went on a direct line to the
pitcher's head, bouncing high into the
air. Hubbell collapsed in the pitching
box as if he had been shot.
Immediately his teammates rushed
to the fallen player and were followed
by players from the Brooklyn bench.
For fully five minutes an effort was
made to revive Hubbell. Then, still
unconscious, he was carried to the
clubhouse, where finally he regained
The accident came so sUd?ienly that
many of the fans in the grandstand
and bleachers did not know what had
h-ipnerird until thev saw Hubbel] hud?
dled up in the pitcher's box and the
: bal shooting high in the a;r.
The game was resumed when Jess
?? Winters took Hubbell's place in the
Hubbell came to the Phillies from
: the New York Giants in July of 1920.
: The season before the hurler was ?? ith
the Toronto Club of the International
League, and won seventeen and lost
Lawyers From All Parts
of Country Will Aid War
La Follette Makes
Hi real to Impeach!
Declares Congress Should
Act if S?eel Merger is
Allowed to Co Through
From riir rrihunr'n H'as'ifnff/oii flurrau
WASHINGTON, May 25. Attorney
Cenera! Daugherty was again under I
bombardment in the. Senate to-day.
Senator La Follette, of Wisconsin, as?
serted that if the Attorney General did
not take steps to prevent the steel mer?
ger an effort should be made to impeach ?
him. Senator Watson, ?if Georgia, do- I
dared he had been 'informed the At-!
torney General had released a cargo of i
liquor and caused a New York liquor j
case to be dropped at the instance, of
Thomas B. Felder.
While the Attorney General was'
b'-ing attacked in the Senate, he issued j
:t statement announcing that be was
practically ready to present the govern- .
ment's case against fraudulent war
contractors. He said that he would !
take charge of the prosecution himself;
and would be assisted by distinguished j
lawyers from different parts of the
count rj .
Reavis to Resign and Serve
Representative C. Frank Reavis, of
Nebraska, is one of these lawyers, and
?ill resign his seat in Congress on this
account. He served as a member of
the Graham investigating committee m
the House, and he will give especial
attention to the salmon case and others
growing oui of the investigation of the
Senntor La Follette presented to the
Senate a letter from Samuel Untermyer,
counsel for the Lockwood committee,
making allegations against the. General
Electric Company as a monopoly; a
letter to the Attorney General from
Mr. Untermyer urging prosecutions
against, the General Electric, and a
later letter from Mr. Fntermyer to the
Attorney General expressing disap?
pointment that he had not adopted the
suggestion for prosecutions.
It was Mr. Hntermyer's suggestion
that, the prosecutions be turned over
to District Attorney Hay ward, of the.
New York district.
In presenting these letters. Senator
La Follette brought up the case of the
proposed ^teel merger. He declared if
thp Attorney Genera! did not take ac?
tion to prevent this merger it would be
"a proper subject tor action of Con?
gress," implying impeachment proceed?
Senator Borah also received letters
from Mr. Fntermyer, dealing with the
General Electric Company.
Representative Roy 0. Woodruff, of
Michigan, blocked the House program
for a three-day recess, insisting that it
first pass his resolution for an investi?
gation of Mr. Daugherty.
Watson's Liquor Charge:?
Senator Watson opened the. case on
the Senate floor to-day by charging he
had been reliably informed that Mr.
Daugherty recently, at the instigation
of Mr. Felder, had issued orders releas?
ing two large liquor shipments in New
"That information was given to me,"
he sai?), "by a reputable young man
whom I can produce if desired, pro?
vided he is given the promise he will
not, be persecuted by Secret Service
men and spies of th." Department of
Justice. 1 do not know whether his in?
formation is correct, 'nut I feel it
should be investigated.
"He told me that, when a cargo of
whisky arrived some time ago in New
York on the .1. M. Young, a vessel flying
tli'1 British flag, the dry agents seized
her. The owners rushed to Felder and
secured him as their counsel. Felder
came to Washington at once, and after
a long conference with the Attorney
General the latter gave orders for the
release of the seized liquor.
"This young man also told me that
on another occasion a shipment of
?200,000 in wines was seized in New
York by the prohibition forces. Again
the owners went to Felder, and he in
turn came to Washington and con?
ferred with Mr. Daugherty, who issued
an order for the release of the liquor."
Following is Attorney General
Daugherty's statement in part:
"Attorney General Daugherty will
continue in charge of the so-called war
contract cases, some o:" which, it was
announced at the Department of .D?s?
tico to-day, will soon be ready for pres?
entation to the newly authorized graml
j u ry.
"Instead of employing one special At?
torney General at a salary upon which
Congress has placed no limitation, the
(Continued on no*t P?B*)
Dares Death in Chair
Rather Than Lose Wife
Benedetto Refuses to Take Sec?
ond Degree Plea When She
Mike Benedetto, accused of mur?
der in connection with the killing of
Sanata Fama, who was found stabbed
to death near the White Plains fail
grounds. February If, was asked yes?
terday in the Supreme Court. White
Plains, if he wanted to plead guilty
of murder in the second degree.
Learning that the sentence would
be twenty years, Benedetto said he had
better ask his wife. After a brief
consultation with her he announced
he would stand trial. His wife, he
( said, told him she would divorce him
an'i marry some one else if he went
to prison for a long term and so
he would go on trial on the first degree
Benedetto's brother, Joe, already had
? pleaded guilty of second degree mur?
der in the case and Tino Marlilito en
, tered a similar plea yesterday, and is
: said to be ready to testify against
[ Mike Benedetto.
It. is alleged that Martilito and
Fama were rivals for the hand of a
j voung woman living in Tarrytown and
I that the murder resulted from their
Youth Admits He Killed
Ida Kramer as She Cried
George Elmer Munroe, 18, Says He Kidnaped Child
for Ransom, Beat Her Life Out With a
Rock and Hid Body in Creek
Special D'spafc/i fo Th' Tribune
CAMDEN, \. j., May 25. An eigh
teen-year-old hoy, (irorge Elmer Mon?
roe, of Camden, confessed to-day that
it was he who killed seven -yea r-old Ida
Kramer and flung her body into New?
ton Creek, near Woodbury, on March
The little girl cried, he said.
It was growing dark and the strange
man who had met her in front of her
father's butcher shop had not taken her
to her mother as he offered, hut in?
stead he had put her in a motor bus
and then dragged her through the
woods toward a deserted house.
There he intended to hold her for
The chilli's crying upset the nerve of
tlte amateur ki?jnaper.
"I was afraid some one would be
attracted by h??r crying and 1 told her
to stop," he said in his confession to
Prosecutor Wolverton, of Camden.
"She only cried louder and I spoke
to her harshly. She screamed. All I
wanted was to keep her quiet. I did
not, mean to hurst, her. When she
-creamed more I picked up a rock and
R. R, Depot for
Transit Board Diseusses
Project for Mid-Manhattan
Terminal With Rail Men
and Westchester Officials
Car Barn Block. 33d Street
and Lexington Avenue,
Is Considered for Site
Utilization of the car barn block,
bounded by Thirty-second and Thirty
| third streets and Fourth and Lexington
?avenues, as a railway terminal for the
; handling o? suburban passenger travel
from Westchester County and Lonj? Isl?
and points is under consideration by
j the Transit Commission, tho Rapid
| Transit Commission of Westchester
[County and the engineers of ?he Penn
|sylvania Railroad and Long Island
? Railroad companies.
Roth the Grand Central and the
i Pennsylvania terminals in Manhattan
'are beginning to feel the congestion of
! rush-hour traffic, contributed material?
ly by surface and suburban traffic from
.Westchester County and from Long
The Westchester Rapid Transit Com?
missioners called on the Transit Com
| missioners in Manhattan this week and
| urged that steps be taken to create a
| new mid-Manhattan terminal just south
?of the 71st Regiment Armory on the
j car barn site.
Tube Would Be Extended
If the plan matures doubtless there
?will be a connection with the Pennsyl?
vania tubes running under Thirty-sec
i ond Street, and a means will be devisee
: to unload Westchester traffic at the.
new terminal instead of at the Grane
I Central. When Chairman McAneny was
askpd about it yesterday he said:
"We have had some informal discus
? sions with the Westchester Rapic
: Transit Commissioners and with loca
1 railroad engineers with reference t<
; the possible utilization of the car-ban
block as a great new centra) terminal
i especially for the handling of West
' ehester and Long Island traille Th?
: other three corners of the great quad
rangle, namely, the Grand Central
; Times Square and Pennsylvania ter
minai, are highly developed as tram?
?distribution centers. The.Grand Cen
tral and the Pennsylvania terminal;
have almost reached their track capac
ity for incoming trains, and furthei
: accommodation of growing Westchestei
' traffic is an immediate problem. 1
, was at the request of the parties mos
1 directly interested in the future hand
; ling of this growing traffic that th?
, Transit Commission has taken up th?
The new central terminal plan migh
i not. have become known for month;
but for the discussion of the plan sub
i mitted yesterday afternoon for th.
proposed' subway loop through Forty
! second Street from the Grand Centra
Station to Times Square, to Thirtietl
: Street, to Fourth Avenue and back t<
? the Grand Central, supported by th,
j business interests in the imm?diat
The hearing was supposed to be 01
the proposed Forty-second Street mov?
ing platform from river to river a
laid down by the commission in it
genera! construction program. Ever
?Continued on page three)
hit her on tho head. She. fell uncon?
scious. I didn't mean to kill her, hon?
est I didn't.
"I grabbed her and dragged her to
the creek. It was nearly dark and no
one near. I took off my shoes and !
stockings and waded nut through the
mud and water. She was quiet, but I
don't know if she was dead. ? dropped
her in about two feet of water.
"From that time I was haunted by
what I had done. I was afraid to con?
fess, but I had to."
His tortured conscience compelled
him to send two anonymous communi
, cations to Prosecutor Wolverton, the
' first an unsigned confession, which was
tcgarded as the work of a crank. The
second was received on Wednesday,
i\Ucr which tho la?l's arrest from his
. home at. 1738 Fillmprc Street, quickly
His first utterance was that he want?
ed to get a load off his mind. He was
shown the two letters and admitted
j having sent them.
"Yes, I killed her! I killed her! T'm
, glad I have told you!" h'' cried.
Dr. Frank E. Stern, county physician,
?and two other medical men, examined
(Continued on nnxt page!
j Of $100,000
$15,000 'Birthday Present'
and Others Helped Him
to Save $ 106,000 on
$800 Salary, He Asserts
Names Brokers as Donors
i Contempt Citation and
Fistic Bout Enliven the
Hearing Before Referee
Two former employees in the cashier's
i cage of the defunct stock brokerage
: firm of E. D. Dier &, Co. occupied the
?witness stand yesterday at one of the
: most animated hearings in bankruptcy
I the concern has thus far provided. One
'of them, the former cashier of Hughes
1 & Dier, testified that, although he had
! paid income, taxes on about $15,000 a
year for two years, he had "saved up"
? more than $100,000.
1 A citation for contempt of court and
a bout at fisticuffs enhanced the inter?
est in a session that was able to stand
out by itself on the testimony alone.
Referee Seaman Miller directed that a
j petition in contempt be drawn against
the former cashier, Fred Andrews, for
! his refusal to answer questions. Then
: Andrews, his son, B. H. Andrews, and
: one of the creditors, F, Block, engaged
i in a scrimmage in the hallway, after
I the creditor had tolil Andrews s.r. that
'"every hair in his head" was crooked.
Son-in-Law Is Questioned
Andrews's son-in-law, August Stroh,
who was a bookkeeper for Dier & Co.,
was questioned as to $41,800 worm of
missing bonds bought in Philadelphia
and also about $4,500 entered as salary
' for his father-in-law after Andrews
I had quit.
! Andrews testified he had paid in 1920
1 an income tax of $1,181, and the year
i before about $1,400. Mr. Hays then
i asked him how he had saved up the
; $106,000 testified to at a previous hear
'? ing. This brought persistent refusals
? from the witness to explain, on the
j ground that it was not within the scope
I of the hearing, and that it was his "con
| stitutiona] right" to refuse.
A suggestion of contempt proceed
I ings at this point brought the acknowl
I edgment that he had testified to ac
? cumulating from $100.000 to $108.000.
j Mr. Hays then took up a check for
?$15,000, drawn to the order of Andrews,
j signed by him for the firm and in?
dorsed by him. It was dated Septem?
ber 10, 1020. This money, Andrews
? said, was a birthday present from the
, firm, although his birthday was the
i previous June 25. Later on, regard
; ing another check for $125, dated June
25, Andrews said this was probably
| another birthday present, but Mr. Hays
pointed out that the year was also
j 1920 and he doubted if the firm gave
! its cashier two birthday checks to
i commemorate the same anniversary.
j Dier had previously testified that he
j did not know what the $15,000 check
? had been drawn for.
Says Money Went to Dier
Following this Mr. Hays produced
| other checks, ranging from $5,000
? downwards, charged to "expense" ac?
count. All were made out to Andrews
land signed and indorsed by him. Some
! of his answers were made only after
j the referee had so ordered. The
j money in most instances, he declared,
: went to Dier.
; "Would these checks," Mr. Hays
I (Continued on nnxt pas?)
Jersey Klansmen Halt Funeral
To Chant Their Rites at Grave
For the first time in the metropolitan
district the Ku-Klux Klan turned out
yesterday in full regalia to attend the
interment of a supposed member of the
j order and to conduct their own serv
? ices over the grave at the close of the
religious ceremony for the burial of
; the dead.
? Thirty-five figures draped in flowing
; white robes appeared in Ridgelawn
', Cemetery, Delawanna, N. .).. just as the
: Rev. Mr. Ferdinand K?hler, of the First
? Evangelical Church, Carlstadt, N.J., was
? finishing his prayer at the grave of
! one of his parishioners, and marched
1 up the hill toward the tomb in slow
! Nearly fifty relatives and friends of
the dead man stood amazod and alarmed
las thp Klansmen ranged themselves
j around the grave and the King Kleagle
in a monotone began a solemn ritual
interspersed with poetry.
For ten minutes he continued his
chant, breaking off to lead a proces
, sion around the grave. Each Klans
man, as he passed the head of the
coffin, dropped a red carnation on the
earth, while the leader placed a large
. cross of red and white carnations be
, side the grave.
At the close of the ceremony the
1 members of the band ran down the
: hill, remoed their robes in a small
; clump of woods and made off in auto?
j The man whose funeral they attended
i was Harry S. To"??rr, thirty-eight years
old, of 110 Ninth Street, Carlstadt, a
linesman employed by the Public Serv
! ice Commission, who was electrocuted
i by a live wire Monday. His widow
? said that she had no l:now!edge of
?Tomer belonging to the o?*<icr and that
j the ceremony yesterday was a complete
; surprise to her.
Proseeutor Moves After
He Is Summoned Before
Inquisitors to Explain
Freedom of Rich Slayer
Gets Habeas Writ;
In Court To-day
Surrenders Smilingly in
Machine He Drove When
He Killed Blackmailer;
Passes JNight in a Cell
A spick and ?span F?eries?, coup?
circled tho county jail at Whit?
Plains at 1 p. m. yesterday and drew
up at tho Sheriff's office on Court
Street. A smiling young man who
wore a raincoat and a straw hat
stepped out with Sheriff Georgs
Werner of Westchester County, and
accompanied him into his office.
The younpr man was Walter S.
Ward, son of the president of the'
Ward Baking Company, whose free?
dom from restraint following his
confession that he shot and killed
Clarence Peters, a former enlisted
man of tho navy, whoso body ""vas
found near Kensico Reservoir on
May 16, has set Westchester County
by the ears.
Locked Up for Night
After sitting in the Sheriff's office
for more than four hours, while his
counsel tried in vain to get a writ
of habeas corpus, Ward was locked
up in the jail at 10:45 p. m. John
W. Hill, warden of the jail, had
locked up for the night and inad?
vertently gave newspaper photog?
raphers several good shots at Ward,
who had to pound on the door for
There will be a hearing at '0:30
a. m. to-day before Justice Edward L.
Young, in the Supreme Court in Whit*
Plains, on a writ of habeas corpus, on
which Ward's lawyers hope to obtain
Young Ward was rearrestod on an
order issued by Justice Seeger. of ths
Supreme Court, on the application of
District Attomrv Frederick Weeks.
Mr. Weeks sau! in his application that
he was not now satisfied that Ward
wns justified in killing Peters, pointed
nut that Ward had attempted Buicidd
during the period that he sai?! th?
blackmail gang, of which he accused
Peters of being a member, ?vas after
him, and asked that he be held without
bail in connection with the coroner'?
inquiry into Peters's death. ^tf
Politics Brought Into Case M
The application wns mad?* by th?/^*
District Attorney after Westchester
County newspapers had begun to view
the Ward case in tbe light of politics
and next fall's election, and after the
Westchester Grand Jury, whose term
would have expired yesterday, had
taken up the case on Its own initiative
and summoned the District Attorney
and the Sheriff before it to explain the
desire of the gran?! jurors that greater
vigor be shown in inquiring into the
death of Peters.
The grand jury is to be continued for
the rest of this month and perhaps into
June, as a result of its insistence on a
prompt and vigorous inquiry.
After some discussion of the case
yesterday morning, the nineteen grar.d
jurors unanimously adopted a resolu?
tion setting forth iheir views and
signed the document. Their foreman,
A. R. Cordner, of New Rochelle, then
summoned District Attorney Weeks.
Jurors Demand Prosecutor Act
The grand jurors had to wait for an
hour for him to appear. When he ar?
rived the resolution was rfVd to him.
It is said to have demanded ?n effect
that Ward's bail be cancelled and that
he be rearrested.
"On what charge?" District Attorney
Weeks is said to have demanded.
One of the grand jurors replied, it Is
said, that if Ward's story was true that
he had fired in self-defense against
an armed gang of blackmailers who had
attacked him the young man need have
no hesitation in facing a jury even on
a charge of murder in the first degree?
Sheriff Werner then was summoned
to the grand jury room and the juror?
asked to see some of the evidence in
the case. The anonymous letter which
District Attorney Weeks received
Wednesday and another which he re?
ceived yesterday and believes to be
from another person, probably a
woman, were given to the grand jury.
Soon after leaving the grand jury
room District Attorney Weeks went be*
fore Justice Seeger with his applied
tion for the order of arrest. The ordea
was issued at once and by 2 o'clock in
the afternoon Sheriff Werner set out
in his automobile with it.
Young Wardhad not been at hitl
home in New Rochelle since earl.w
Wednesday evening. Wherever Sheriff
Werner may have gone to find him he
did not go there. F.ven at 8 o'clock last
night, two hours after her husband had
entered the Sheriff's office under adf
rest, Mrs. Ward did r.ot know of thai
development in the case.
She is said to have received a tele?
phone message from her husband about
noon that he would be home late in th?
afternoon. Late in the afternoon the
doors of the garage were flung open, as
? they always are at about, the time the
| master of the house is expected. He
i did not come home, however, and no
word was received from him, it was
? said at the house.
Not. the slightest, sign of anxiety
i over the possible worry his absence
i might have caused at home was visible
? on the young man's face as he entered
1 the Sheriff's office. He was accom?
panied bv Elwood Rabenold, his coun
They drove into White Plains in tk%
same coupe in which Ward and Peter?