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I SATISFACTION WITH
ALL MERCHANDISE
ADVERTISED IN THE
TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED
Vol. LXXX?I No. 27,042
Editorials ? Advertisements
THE WRA?H E R
Fair to-day and to-morrow ; little
change in temperature; gentle
to moderate tett?t winds
(Full rnpert ?il la?! pr.fj?)
(Copyright, 1922,
New V?rk Tribune Inc.)
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1922
H* *"< sis
TWO CKNTfl
In Greater .'??cry York
TIIRF.F, (T\T;
Within 200 Miles
I POUR rr.sv*
I F.!?4?4vnerr
Rvaii Failure
O? 32 Million
PartlySecured
Bv 27 Million
?Crash of Wall Street
Plunger's Schemes Ex?
pected for 18 Months
and Disaster Is Averted
Free Assets Given
As Only $644,000
Pope Seen for Unsecured
Creditors in the Shifting
Value of Collateral; No
Aid Came From Father
iUIati A. Ryan, once master reader of
the ticker tape, has paid the penalty,
fcis intimates said last night, for mis?
takes in judgment regarding the stock
enrket. His filing yesterday of a vol?
untary petition in bankruptcy and the
appointment of a receiver are echoes
of the collapse of security prices in
1920, which followed soon after Mr.
?Ryan had been expelled from'?member?
ship in the New York Stock Exchange
after his tilt with the governors re
?ulting from the corner he engineered
Jn the shares of the Stutz Motors
Company.
By more than eighteen months the
Inrge banks and trust companies of
Hiftli Street, which are the principal
creditors of Mr. Ryan, whose liabilities
reach |32,435,477, anticipated the bank
itjFtcy action and sought to protect
their loans by taking over large blocks
(,?: securities and holding them in trust.
At the time of the arrangement in
November, 1920, it was intimated that
if more is eventually realized from
the sale of the collateral than is neces?
sary to efface the enormous bank loans
incurred for financing the speculative
imagination of this giant trader, the
difference was to have gone to the
credit of Mr. Ryan, but will now go to
the creditors of the bankrupt estate.
However, figures made public in the
petition left little hope of a surplus
after the bank loans have beeh met.
Bankruptcy Only Coarse
Speaking for the banks, George L.
Huit, vice-president of the Guaranty
'frost Company, last night issued the
following statement:
"This action of Mr. Allan A. Ryan
has been anticipated and provided
?fainit by the Guaranty Trust Com
?ny. Our interest in the situation re
su??i from loans made upon collateral
'- ?4.'i!*j! A. Ryan & Co. oh ?ur own ac?
count and in our capacity as trustee
ior others. The collateral has been in
process of liquidation for some tnrne,
and will be in no way affected by the
binkruptcy proceedings."
Efforts to get more specific informa
tira as to the relation of present
worth of the collateral, compared with
the amount of the loans, proved futile,
?none of the interested groups would
revea! more than the court records.
The son of Thomas Fortune Ryan,
copper potentate and leading figure in
the tobacco and banking world, who is
believed to have been estranged from
his millionaire scion for several years,
has finally sought to disentangle him
fclf from the muddled speculations of
the post-armistice boom and collapse
by voluntarily turning his assets over
to a receiver appointed by the court.
In answer to a petition filed by David
Hunter Miller, of the firm of Parker,
Marshall, Miller & Auchincloss, of 61
Broadway, on behalf of William Ed
v.ard Coffin, a creditor with a substan?
tial claim, Judge A. N. Hand appointed
Colonel Francis G. Caffey, former
United States Attorney, as temporary
3eceiver,with a bond of $5.000, and also
designated Parker, Marshall, Miller ?6
Auchincloss as attorneys for the re?
ceiver. The bond was small, it was
pointed out, because most of the assets
vere already hypothecated, as a result
,of the agreement made in 1920 with
the banks.
Failure Long Expect?*!
The financial community accepted
the news of the bankruptcy of the mil?
lionaire trader calmly just before the
market closed. For two years Mr.
Ryan, because of the losses sustained
ana because of his falling out with
authorities of the Stock Exchange, has
??en a smaller factor in the specula?
tive marts than in the period preced?
ing. Through his operations in Stutz
?"?s a result of the corner in which tho
market worth of the shares climbed
Worn 100 7. to 724 a share, Mr. Ryen,
W?o until recently was Deputy Police
Commissioner of New York and per?
sonal friend of Commissioner Enright,
jncreas.ed n's reputation as a specu?
lator from currency in all brokerage
omces to a household word throughout
the netion.
In filing a voluntary petition in
bankruptcy in the United States Dis?
trict Court. Mr. Ryan was writing into
the official record pages of his Wall
..treet career, which already had be
S i ?e"erar.y known, in an informal,
unofficial way. With the rising tend
??y of security prices In the last
'ill montils? *ome were inclined to
?eel th_t the trend in quotations would
wwmatlcally rostore Mr. Ryan ?o a
"ronger financial condition.
?>?,. ? -c more thorough students of
;ie aff?lrs ?- the Street realized that
J'?r tinancial storms pass failures
"?Wently come, because the psychol
? i ?, ?. the district 'a better able to
J\?.?5tand inevitable though unfavora?
ble news, after the general period of
n. ? ":minate fears is over. Thus in
panicky times weakened members of
"' business and ?financial community
tint'i80m'tlR"es artificially supported
?nui it seems safe to let nature take
18 c?urse in the cleansing process of
(Continued on ?ja.e four)
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partment.
sa ',,*.,,
Bankrupt Broker
Allan A. Ryan, head of the
brokerage house of A. A. Ryan
& Co., who filed a voluntary pe?
tition in bankruptcy yesterday
placing the firm's liabilities at
$32,435,477 and assets at
$643,533.
News Summary
WASHINGTON
Harding, directing efforts to settle
rail and coal strikes, summons Labor
Board chairman to Washington and
plans to impose compulsory abitration
on miners unless they go back to
work; will set up coal commission to
adjust disputes and another body to
ration fuel.
Major Rowan, who carried "a mes?
sage to Garcia" twenty-four years
ago, gets Distinguished Service Cross.
Chile and Peru sign ?agreement to
submit Tacna-Arica dispute to Hard?
ing for arbitration.
Daugherty holds that steel mergers
are not in violation of the anti-trust
laws, but reserves opinion on their
bearing on Federal trade act.
In tariff debate Senator Smith, of
South Carolina, charges Guggenheim
"smelter trust" is being favored.
v LOCAL
Ryan failure for $32,000,000 offset
by $27,000,000 secured claims; mis?
taken judgment blamed.
Protest against British ships run?
ning liquor outside twelve-mile limit
sent to Hughes by dry officials.
Union orders week's stoppage in
garment trade to stabilize working
conditions.
Horseman's wife reports theft of
$50,000 jewels in home.
Air cops will patrol skies and ar?
rest traffic violators.
Grace Strachan Forsythe dies at
home of sister.
Two holdups within few blocks of
Police Headquarters; chase nets two
robbers.
Experts find signs of life in cadaver
of Hearst boom.
Shipping Board vessels will bring
2,000,000 tons of British coal a month
to relieve strike shortage.
B. & O. peace hailed as victory by
railroad strikers.
DOMESTIC
Kansas Industrial Court delays
arrest of William Allen White;
sends emissary to talk the matter
over with him.
Troops go into coal fields in Penn?
sylvania and Ohio; Indiana operators
delay opening of mines; Michigan
Governor plans to take over mines
Monday unless miners go back.
FOREIGN
' Irish Free State forces win double
victory over republicans by capturing
Limerick and Waterford.
Remnants of Sun Yat-sen's army in
China are defeated and scattered.
SPORTS
Giants lose to Reds at Cincinnati,
5 to 3.
Yankees defeat Tigers at Polo
I Grounds, 7 to 5.
Robins lose to Cubs In Chicago, 1
I to 0.
Kal-Sang wins Bronxville Handicap
at Empire City.
R. '"Norris Williams and William T.
Tilden 2d meet to-day in the final
round of Longwood tennis tourney.
Alex Armour and Gil Tiffany ara
finalists in the Shenecossett golf
tournament.
Tommy Kerrigan leads field of
professional golfers at Slwanoy with
145.
MARKETS AND SHIPS
Stock prices irregular; bond mar?
ket steady.
Cloak manufacturers effect a big
saving by co-operative purchase of
silk.
Receivership ordered for Denver &
Rio Grande Western.
W. J. Love, of Fleet Corporation,
finds Shipping Board service pushing
ahead rapidly abroad.
Plans "Lloyds'' for Airships
PARIS, July' 21.-Airshins in the
opinion of Laurent Dynac, Under-Set
retary of State for Aeronautics should
be rated as other ships and he is
planning a sort of Lloyd register of
airships, designed to give the age, mo?
tor power, date of overhauling?, the
place of construction and the port of
reeistry of all passenger airplanes. He
ItZs this will afford *" absolute guar?
anty both to air travelers and aerial
transportation companies.
HughesCailed
OntoRidN.Y.
Of Rum Fleet
Chief Dry Agent Appleby
Files ferief Against Brit?
ish Liquor Runners Out?
side the 12-Mile Limit
IL S. Is Expected
To jFile a Protest
England Said To Be
Obligated by Treaty to
End Liquor Smuggling
John D. Appleby, general chief agent
of the New York prohibition offices,
admitted yesterday that the matter of
fifteen British ships alleged to have
been doing a wholesale whisky business
with American smuggling craft just
outside the twelve-miie limit had beon
made the subject of an international
brief. The brief, Chief Apploby said,
la now in the hands of Secretary of
State Hughes.
If the Secretary of State regards the
matter of sufficient importance, it is
said, he will take it up with repre?
sentatives of the British government.
Both Director Ralph A. Day, under
whose authority the general agents op?
erate in this zone, and Mr. Appleby are
of the opinion that the brief eventually
will reach the British government.
Data on which the brief was based
wera furnished to Prohibition Commis
j sioner Haynes by New York general
agents and the matter of preparing the
brief was decided upon at a conferenco
recently in Washington.
Treaty Held to Cover Case
It is reported that the idea of the
prohibition department is to call upon
the British government to punish the
masters and officers of the vessels
running rum from the Bahamas to an
auxiliary American fleet in New York
and New Jersey waters. It is argued
that British ships are British territory
regardless of where they might be an?
chored. Treaties are said to exist
which make the deportment of the
British ships an unfriendly act toward
a friendly power, according to interna?
tional law, as it has been interpreted
by attorneys for the prohibition de
! partment.
Early in the days of the operation of
the Volstead law the matter of British
ships running rum or assisting in any
conspiracy to violate the laws of the
United States is said to have come up
for discuss/on by William D. Hayward,
United States District Attorney, and
Glostcr H. Armstrong, British Consul
General, in New York. At. that time,
in an interview, Consul General Arm?
strong said that the British govern?
ment woultl do all possible to prevent
British subjects from disregarding any
laws of the United States.
It was said at that time in the Dis?
trict Attorney's office that an under?
standing had been reached whereby
agents of the United States government
would be given every possible assist?
ance by the British government agents
in preventing any possible violation of
any old or new laws of the United
States.
Agents Now Powerless
There is a special treaty existing
between the two governments regard?
ing smuggling, and it is under thi3
treaty that the brief now in the hands
of Secretary of State Hughes has been
prepared. The treaty is reciprocal, it
was said yesterday, both governments
agreeing to co-operate in suppressing
smuggling from either country into
the other country.
It is admitted by prohibition depart?
ment attorneys that, as the matter
stands, the United States government
agents are without power to board,
seize or interfere with the British
vessels so long as they remain outsido
the twelve-mile, or customs, limit. For
this reason the olTicer? of the prohibi?
tion navy have contented themselves
with running down and seizing small
craft suspected of trading with the
British mother "hootch" ships outside
the harbor.
Two in Auto Killed by
Erie Express at Midvale
One Carried on Engine Quarter
of a Mile; Impact Throws
Other Fifty Feet
Two men were instantly killed last
night when struck by a train on the
crossing of the Greenwood Lake
branch of ?he Erie Railroad at Mid
vale. The chassis of a runabout auto?
mobile in which they were riding was
tosaed forty feet by the engine of the
fast express bearing New York City
commuters to Greenwood Lake.
Those killed have been partially
identified as William Hameetman, of .2
Gillis Street, and Arthur F. Craddick,
of 178 Atlantic Street, Paterson. They
are believed to have been carpenters.
Carpenters' tools were found in the
wreckage of their car. <??
The accident occurred directly in
front, of the home of Mayor Edward J.
Ricker of Wanaque Borough. There
are no gates at the crossing, but wit?
nesses say a warning bell was ringing
when the runabout was driven on the
track and an electric swinging arm, in?
tended to direct attention to approach?
ing trains, was in working order.
Hameetman was thrown more than
fty feet by the impact and Craddick
was carried on the engine pilot in
wreckage of the car more than a quar?
ter of a mile. His body was extricated
with difficulty. Both bodies were taken
to Richards'? morgue at Riverdale.
? ?
Drop Libel Suits Owing
! To Northcliffe's Illness
h -
? From The Tribune's European Bureau
Copyright. 1922; New York Tribune Inc.
LONDON, July 21.?The increasingly
serious condition of Lord Northcliffe's
health has caused the dropping of the
libel suits filed against him by Sir An?
drew Caird and W. G. Fish, directors
in the company which publishes his
associated newspapers.
According to the latest bulletin to?
day from Lord Northcliffe's physicians
his heart action is much impeded by
high fever, which continues unabated.
The publisher's condition has become
constantly worse during the last two
weeks, and his friends express anxiety
over the outcome of hid illness.
When the libel actions were begun
Lord Northcliffe was in Germany and
was believed to be recovering, but he
suffered a relapse and was brought
back to London, where he has been
ever since.
His Half of the Horse
Sound, Partner's Plea
Isadore Schwartz, pickle dealer,
of 442 East 121st Street, after
having been fined $10 by Magis?
trate Renaud in Harlem Court
yesterday on a charge of driving
a horse which had a sore back,
tried to argue with the court that
the fine ought to be cut in two
because he owned only a half
interest in the animal.
When Magistrate Renaud re?
jected tho plea, Schwartz per?
sisted in arguing that he owned
the forepart of the horse because
he made the first payment on it,
while his partner in business, who
made the second payment, owned
the rear section, where the sore !
was.
Aircops After
Low - Flying
Plane Drivers
?4erial Police Ordered to
End Stunts Over Polo
Grounds and Protect Pic?
nic Parties in Parks
Jersey to Lend Aid
Violators Chased Over Slate
. Line To Be Seized; Must
Not Dr p Below 5,000 Ft.
Now York sky cops, who have so far
had nothing to do, are going to earn
their keep from now on. Ordinary
cops will continue to chaso the high?
flyers, but the lowflyers are the birds
the sky cop brigade will look out for.
It is a year now since the Police De?
partment organized a force of uni?
formed airmen, on the general prin?
ciple that they might be handy to have
around. To date they have been handy
and around, but that's nil. Only on
rare occasions havo they left the
ground.
But now the Police Department's air
force is going to quit the rankr- of tho
unemployed end go to work. Most any
time the bluebirds are liable to t.ika
tho air.
Tho reason is that complaints have
reached Police Headquarters that avia?
tors flying above tho city have not kept
their distance. The most vehement
complaint camo fron tho Polo Grounds,
where, it is charged, tho lives of spec?
tators hnve been endangered by low
"stunt" flying.
It is a harrowing experience, citizens
complain, too, to be picnicitig in Cen?
tral Park and have some low-flying
stunter drop a monkey wrench smack
into the butter. The folks who seek
the great open spaces within easy reach
of the subways are being seriously
riled by airmen who played Peeping
Tom. One solitary airplane crashing
into the middle of a family park party
can practically ruin the entire day.
There is a civic ordinance all ready
for the swoopers. It is apainst tho
law to fly over New York lower than
5,000 feet in the aii. When the reck?
less aviator drops to 4,999 feet 6 inches,
he ifi liable to arrest. The sky cops will
get. him if he don't watch out.
Hereafter violators will be severely
dealt with. The scheme is to shoot
down persistent offenders with ma?
chine guns, which seems almost severe
enough.
Captains of police precincts have
been directed from Headquarters to
risk a crick in the neck by keeping one
eye peeled for flyers who drop to with?
in the 5,000-foot limit. The method by
which an exact measurement is to bo
obtained is being kept a dark secret,
but in any event it will just be the
flyer's word against the cop, and what
chance has the flyer? Ask any motor?
ist.
Sky cops all ready to go into action
will be parked at convenient points,
either at Fort Hamilton Brooklyn, or
the foot of East Eighty-sixth Street,
Manhattan. When the criminal is
caught in the act of swooping, the
precinct will report to Headquarters
and a sky cop in a police plane w"*ill
take up tho pursuit.
It looks rather as if a popular lino
in the near future will be: "What? Me
flying within 5,000 feet of the ground ?
Why, officer, on the level, this old ket?
tle couldn't get within 5,000 feet on a
bet; not even when she was new."
The following was issued last night
from the office of Special Deputy Police
Commissioner Rodman Wanamaker, in
command of the air reserves:
"Orders from this department have
gone out to Captain Theodore Bridge
man to proceed to Hasbrouck Heights,
N. J.. to patrol the New Jersey coast,
and the New Jersey State police have
iissigned an officer to fly with Captain
Bridgeman to make arrests in case
the aviators land on tho Jersey side
when chased by police planes.
"Now that the police reserves have
been made a regular legalized division
of tho New York Police Department no
mercy will be shown to violators."
?
New Yorker Hurt in Chicago
CHICAGO, July 21.?Joseph E.
Meyers, twenty-two years old, of 209
West 111th Street, Now York City, was
injured when he attempted to board a
streetcar at Madison and Market
Streets to-day. He fell headlong to
the street.
50.000 Cloak
Makers to Lay
Off for Week
2,800 Shops Will Be Shut
Down Tuesday to Probe
Conditions in Thou?
sands of Contract Plants
Union Explains It
Is Not Strike Move
Schlesinger Say? Employ?
ers Must Be Organ?
ized or Driven out
A week's shut-down of the entire
cloak, suit and skirt industry of New
York, to take a census of garment fac?
tories and check up working conditions,
has been ordered by the International
Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. The
shut-down, or stoppage, as the union
refers to it, will become effective next
Tuesday, the 25th,"and terminate Men
day, the 31st. Approximately 2,800
shops of all sixes and 50,000 employees
will cease work during the. carrying
out of this unique program.
The union declares that it is seek?
ing to brin?? about a stabilization of
the women's garment industry that it
has not been able to gain in any other j
way. The movement is not a strike, it
was explained by Benjamin F. Schles?
inger, the president, nor has it any?
thing to do with the recent Commu- i
ni?t outbursts said to have come from
a comparatively few members. It is |
for the purpose of putting the industry
on a secure footing, so far as the
union js concerned, and to enforce the
terms of its agreements.
2,500 Contract Shops
Although ?there are about 500 manu?
facturers listed as "legitimate" with
the union, in that they manufacture
women's garments and sell them to the
trade, there arc, approximately, 2,300
establishments which do work on con?
tract, or sub-contract, chiefly for job?
bers, over whose shops the union finds
it difficult to maintain supervision as
to its working rules and conditions.
The stoppage has t>een agreed to by
these legitimate manufacut.rers, 250 of
whom belong to the Cloak, Suit and
Skirt Manufacturers* Protective Asso?
ciation, Mr. Schlesinger said yester?
day. They will resume on Monday,
July 81, having signed the agreement
ending the big strike of 1921-'22.
In the American Association are
about 700 manufacturers, practically all
of them contractors and sub-con?
tractors, it was explained. Many of
these already have signed, or stand
ready to sign, the union agreement and
will resume work on the 31st.
The remaining 1,600 shops are run
by contractors, most of them employ?
ing only two, three or four people.
Among these are 600 "social" shops,
where a small group of people, often
members of the samo family, make
garments. These constitutes Mr.
Schlesinger said, the present-day
sweatshops, and they must either be
organized on the same basis as other
establishments or go out of business
as separate shops, the members seek'
? ing employment with shops recognised
by the union.
Buy From Outside Dealers
More than a thousand other shops
of the contracting and sub-contracting
class are operating, in addition to
many of those already named outside
of the legitimate manufacturers, sole?
ly for jobbers. The jobbers, Mr.
Schlesinger said, although many of the
biggeBt ones are known as manufactur?
ers, do not actually make garments
themselves. They buy them from the
shops outside the legitimate circle, and
their business represents two-thirds
of the $675,000,000 annual value of the
New York-garment trade.
It was explained at union headquar?
ters in the new Garment Workers'
Building, Fifth Avenue and Sixteenth
Street, that the union never knew half
of the jobbers for whom the small
shops worked, the big manufacturers
never would disclose what sub-con?
tractors they had working for thorn, i
big jobbers who had never S'gned a !
union agreement were known as manu
facturers, and tho general result was
chaotic, so far as maintaining union
shop conditions for the workers was '?
concerned.
Under the stabilization scheme which
the union will work out next week all
legitimate manufacturers must regis?
ter the shops working for them, con?
tracting shops must name the jobbers
taking their output, and the jobbers
must register the shops they deal with,
and either or both of them must agree
to maintain union standards; sub-con?
tractors must name the manufacturers
taking their products, to avoid indirect
breaking of the union agreement
through dividing the responsibility in?
volved In employing the workers.
Steal $25,00(5 in Diamonds
MONTREAL, July 21.?Loose dia?
monds valued at $25,000 were stolen by
two bandits from the wholesale house
of Appleby & Co. late to-day.
The bandits entered the Appleby
eEtablishment representing themselves
as diamond merchants, and asked to be
shown a number of good stones. M.
Appleby, a junior member of the firm,
who was aljne in the shop, took them
Into his private office. After a consign?
ment of fine stones had been brought
from the vault the bandits hit Mr.
Appleby over the head with a sandbag,
gagged him and tied him up, decamping
with the jewels.
To prevent immediate discovery of
Mr. Appleby they put up the sign "back
in half an hour" in his office window.
Mr. Appleby was discovered by his
father, the senior member of the firm,
an hour after the attack.
Tracks and Ferry Sought in
Queens to Combat Rail Strike
The residents of Whitestone, Malba
| and Beechurst, in Queens Borough, met
? yesterday to formulate plans to over
? come the breakdown of transportation
? due to the railroad strike. They are
i entirely dependent upon the Long
Island Railroad for transportation.
The committee which has the matter
in hand is composed of Maurice Hotch
ner, of Beechurst; c?uy Alstyne and
Martin Whitten. They have decided
first of all to make a survey of all
available private automobiles in the
three towns. Block captains have been
appointed to take an automobile census
of each block and to enlist owners for
service in an emergency.
It waB decided also to negotiate with
the Long Island Railroad for a ferry
to run from Whitestono Landing to
Thirty-fourth Street once a day each
way, and to ask the army authorities
at Fort Totten for tho use of army
trucks to carry food supplies.
Shopkeepers will be urged to lay in
a sufficient food supply to meet an
emergency. The committee intends to
hire busses for transportation if nec?
essary.
Harding to Force Mine
Arbitration, Pool Coal;
Acts Anew for Rail Peace
Way Workers to Strike on Ronds
That Bar Separate Pay Settlement
DETROIT, July 21 (By The Associated Press),?Any railroad in
the United States that refuses to meet with committees of maintenance
men to adjust wage differences between the men and their employers
will face a strike of these workers on its lines, it was announced here
to-night by E. F. Grable, president of the United Brotherhood of Main?
tenance of Way Workers and the Raih-oad Shop Laborers, after an
all-day conference among grand officers of the brotherhood.
Grablc's statement (itrlared reports had been received that various
railroad systems already had offered to settle the wage dispute by
agreeing to re-establish for onrtain classes of workers the wages
existing before the salary decreases of July 1 and to set up compro?
mise rates for the other groups. The official statement eaid further:
"The brotherhood officials believe the present negotiations being car?
ried on between railroad managements and chairmen of the union will
result in the re-establishment of the wage rates existing prior to
July 1 for all classes of maintenance men and that in some classes the
rates will Trie higher."
Mr. Grable announced to-night he had been assured by the Railroad
Labor Board that any disputes that could not be settled between work?
ers' committees and railroad managements would be given prompt
hearings by the board.
2 Take Parcel
In, Leave With
$50,000Jewels
Mrs. William Meyers Forced
to Open Safe by Threats
of Armed Thugs, Who
Enter Home by Ruse
Bundle Contains Cereal
Drawer With $.5,000 More
in Gems Is Missed,
Says Sportsman's Wife
The telephone boll rang shortly after
2 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the
five-room apartment of Mr. and Mrs.
William ("Smoky") Meyers on the
fifth floor of 300 West Forty-ninth
Street. '?Mrs. Meyers answered it. Mr.
Meyers, a horseman, was at the race?
track.
"Hello," said a man's voice, "is Mr.
Meyers there?"
"No."
"Where is he?"
"I don't know," said Mrs. Meyers,
"is there anything I can do for you?"
"Yeah," said the voice, "I got a pack?
age for him."
"Bring it up."
Mrs. Meyers put up the receiver,
told "Mammy," the negro maid, to
scrub out the ice box and presently the
door bell rang. Mrs. Meyers went to
the door.
Two men were there. One of them
carried a package with an express label
on it. She told them to come in, and
proceeded to untie the string that was
around it. The men drew revolvers
and told her to put up her hands. She
screamed feebly.
"Shut up," said one of the men, "and
open this here safo," nodding to a
small house safe set against the wall.
Mrs. Meyers hesitated.
"C'mon," snarled the gunman, "be?
fore I buFt you one."
Mrs. Meyers opened the safe. The
j other man, who had said nothing, rum
| maged around and took out all the
I jewelry it held?pins, rings, lavalli?res,
bracelets, brooches and odd pieces,
worth, according to Mrs. Meyers,
$50,000.
Then the talkative one tried to
wrench her wedding ring from her
finger. She pleaded.
The silent one interfered.
"Lay off," he said. "Grab something
and tie her up."
They tied her hands and feet with
towels and gagged her. Then they
started to leave. In the hall they met
"Mammy."
"Where you-all goin', men?" she
asked, wiping her hands on her apron.
"We're jest goin'," replied one of
the men.
"Mammy" made a grab for him. She
caught him, but she was not strong
enough. One of the men held her and
the other punched her in the mouth.
Then they went out.
Mammy picked herself up and went
and untied Mr3. Meyers. The police
of the West Forty-seventh Street po?
lice station were notified. Mrs. Meyers
said that the thieves had overlooked
$5,000 worth of jewelry in a bureau
drawer.
Her eye fell on the unopened pack?
age on the table. She opened it. It
contained a breakfast cereal.
The robbers have not been found.
?.
Mike, the Town Butcher,
Annoys Exclusive Nahant
Neighbors Bring Him to Court,
When Guests Become Too
Vociferous
NAHANT, Mass., July 2lAMike di
Carlo, Lynn butcher shop proprietor,
who recently purchased a home in Na
hant's oxclusive summer home section
and who erected a placard on the
grounds offering free room and board
to any one who cared to be his guest
for a week, to-day appeared in the
Nahant court on a charge of maintain?
ing a disorderly house. His case was
placed on file.
Judge Southwick warned Mike that
further complaints of excessive nois%
at his home from his neighbors woula
result in immediate prosecution.
Yesterday di Carlo entertained sev?
eral score of men, women and children,
who formed a procession at the butcher
shop in Lynn and marched to Nahant.
Mike was haled into court on complaint
of several of his new neighbors who
have had summer homes in Nahant for
generation?.
Proposed Steel
CombinesLegal,
DaughertyFinds
Mergers of Bethlehem With
Lackawanna and of Mid
vale, Republic, Inland
Not Trusts, He Reports
Trade Act Rule Pen-ding |
?
Federal Commission Still
Has to Pass on Action,
Senat? is Informed
Prom The Tribune's Washignton Bureau
WASHINGTON, July 21. ?Neither
the proposed merger of the Bethlsh^m
and Lackawanna steel companies nor
the ono pending to link the Midvale,
Republic and Inland companies will
constitute a violation of the anti-trust
laws, Attorney General Daugherty held
to-day in an opinion sent to the Senate
in response to a resolution passed by
that body May 8.
Declaring that, after a thorough in?
vestigation, he is convinced that the
two mergers will in no way result in
monopolistic control of the steel indus?
try and therefore will not violate either
the Sherman, Clayton or Webb acts,
Mr. Daugherty points out that there
still remains the question of violation
of the Federal trade act. On this
point he declined to give his advice,
pointing out that the Federal Trade
Commission has preferred a formal
complaint against these companies,
charging that the proposed merger is
"an unfair method of competition
within the meaning of Section 5." "The
Senate will no doubt be quick to per?
ceive the impropriety of my expressing
any opinion upon this matter," he
added.
Not Bound to Obey Senate
The Attorney General said he
thought it proper "to call attention to
the fact that my predecessors have
consistently adhered to the doctrine
that the duties of the Attorney General
are prescribed by statute; that he is
a member of the executive branch, and
as such is under the guidance and
supervision of the President; that foi
the legislative branch to ?direct his
conduct ?3 a measurable interference
with the executive branch, .?nd that
he is under no duty to obey the man?
dates of one branch of the government
when not sanctioned *Sy positivo iaw?'
He declared, however, that he did not
"intend to allow these rulings to stanc
in the way of making a full and com
prehensive report."
"It will be conductive to a cleares
understanding of the situation if I tak<
these mergers up separately," the opin
ion said.
It recites that in New England th<
! Bethlehem and Lackawanna enjoy j
very substantial amount of trade h
rails.
Percentage produce?
by Beth by
Product. and Lack. others
Pig Iron . 7.6R 92.4
Structural shapes. 21.4:: 78.IJ
Plates . 4.73 So.U
RftllH. 21.95 78.?
Steol ingots . 9.7 90.3
The opinion holds that not ever;
contract or cOTnblnation in restraint o
trade is prohibited by the Sherman act
Such act only applies to combination
(Csntlnued an n?t pane)
Baby Scalded to Death
In Bathtub at Hospita
Margaret Young, eighteen month
old, a patient in the infant wmrd c
Metropolitan Hospital, was scalded t
death in a bathroom of the institutio
yesterday when a nurse in charge lei
several young children in the bathrooi
while she went to get towels.
Margaret, the dead baby, was bi
side the bathtub ready to bo bathe
and the other children, the oldest <
whom is five years old, awaited the
turn. When the nurse r^urned si
found a hot water faucet had bei
turned on and the child partially sul
merged in scalding water. She di<
within fifteen minutes.
Dr. Thompson, acting superintends
of the hospital, said last night th
facts surrounding the little girl's dea'
had been investigated both hy the p
lice and the medica,! examiner. I
?aid he preferred to await their r
port before making a statement. T!
name of the nune in charge when t
accident took place was withheld.
Takes Personal Charge of
Two Combined National
Problems in Determina?
tion to Bring Settlement
Fue! Workers Must
Bow to Commission
Plans Priority for Roads
and Essential Industry;
Hooper to See President
By Carter Field
WASHINGTON, July 21.?Presi?
dent Harding is determined to force
compulsory arbitration on the strik?
ing coal miners unless they will go
back to work at their old wage scales
pending adjustment of their con?
troversy with the operators. Mean?
while he plans to keep the railroads
and essential industries running by
rationing the available coal supply.
The President feels that the coal
and rail strikes are closely con?
nected, and must be settled. After
?o-day's Cabinet meeting he in?
structed Secretary of Commerce
Hoover to draw up plans for a com
misson of five members to handle
the distribution of coal to essential
industries in the present emergency.
At the same time it was learned that
the President purposes the forma?
tion at an early date of a permanent
coal commission, acting in disputes
in the coal industry as does the Rail?
road Labor Board in transportaton
matters.
While the steps to settle the coal
controversy are being set afoot, the
President is also determined to make
every effort to settle the railroad
strike, although the failure of the ef?
forts of Senator Albert B. Cummins
last night to induce the rood execu?
tives -to yield on the principal issue
still at Btake?the restoration of
seniority rights to the strikers if they
go back?indicated that no immediate
agreement is in s?ght. President
Harding summoned Ben W. Hooper,
chairman of the Railroad Labor Board,
to Washington and will confer with
him to-morrow morning. What plans
the President has Jn mind were not
indicated at the White House, but he
is known to feel that the ronds must
be kept running.
Whether the goverrr*. ?it is planning
legal steps to end the rail strike, ae
reported to-day, was not confirmed by
Attorney General Daugherty. All he
would say was that the coal strike had
linked itself closely to the rail paral?
ysis by making many of the roads
short of fuel, and that the government
was seeking to prepare for every
emergency in dealing with both con?
troversies. The Attorney General em?
phasized that, as the production of coal
is essential to transportation, the gov?
ernment ha? the same right to protect
men engaged in the coal industry as to
protect the mails in interstate com?
merce.
Call o Miners Impends
It was lerned to-day that the Presi?
dent within a few days would call on
the miners to go back to work and pro?
vide the nation with fuel pending the
adjustment of their dispute by the coal
commission. Only a voluntary agree?
ment between the operators and min?
ers, of which there is said to be somo
hope, will avoid the formation of this
body.
Whether the miners will accept the
President's proposal to go back to work
is not sure, though there is said to be
ground for the belief that they will.
Those holding this view say that John
L. Lewis, president of the United Mine
Workers, and his lieutenants would be
glad to accede, having won already
more concessions than thev nad hoped
for at the beginning of the strike.
Sho'.ld they refuse, however, the
President is determined to impose com
pulrory arbitration upon them. He is
convinced that he does not possess the
power to do this, and consequently will
call the House of Representatives back
to Washington to rush through what?
ever legislation may be necessary.
Meanwhile, the President is willing
to give the operator? a brief period
to determine uf llbcy can produce
enough coal to meet the emergency.
Several of his advisers assured him to?
day at the Cabinet meeting that it is
utterly hopele-s, at this late day, to
produce enough coal to supply the
country's necessities unless the union
miners go back to work, and even then
the best possible movement of coal
trains, especially to tho Great Lakes,
must be had.
Secretary Hoover is expected to de?
pend chiefly on fuel from the non-union
field to produce coal for the mest ur?
gent* present needs. It was indicated
that the commission of five which he
will form to take charge of distribu?
tion will include two coal operators,
a representative of the railroads and
delegates from the Department of Com?
merce and the Interstate Commerc?
Commission.
The commission's chief pirpose
would be to distribute the available
coal supplies in such a way as to pro?
vide first for the railroads and then
i for essential industries. The fact thai
the greatest shortages to date hav<
been reported from New England anc
the Northwest makes it probable that
special attention will be given those
two regions.
No Mines Rave Resumed Work
It was said to-day by a Cabine
member that the President has not ye
received information that any of thi
operators he invited to resume pro
?auction have been able to get satis
factory operations under way. Nor ha
he had any requests, it was declared
for Federal troops, with the exceptioi
of one demand for guards for ?om
"very important government property.

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