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In Near East
j$onar Law Says Recovery
of German Finances
lieans as Much to
France as to England
No Fight on Labor,
From Train, Lays Turk?
ish Trouble to Politics
By Arthur S. Draper
yrfin; The Tribune's European Bureau
Copyright. 1?::. New v,>> . Tribune Inc.
LONDON', Nov. 9.--All three Allies
?re noting in complete harmony and
unanimity in the Near East, said Pre?
mier Bonar Law, speaking at the
Guildhall banquet to-night. "There is
only one way at this moment whereby
peace may be ?eeured and trouble in
Europe overcome, and that is for the
Allies who won the wr.r to act to?
gether," he deelarod.
Pointing out1 that it could not bring
immediate peace, Bonar Law paid
tribute to the League of Nations, say?
ing; it had done good work, despite
great handicaps, and that the govcrn
Et&tt must give it every opportunity.
Coming back to the subject of the
Alii**' relations, the Premier declared
there could not be unity in one part
of the diplomatic field and discord in
snother. That was as strongly felt in
Paris and Rome as in London, he said.
Leniency to Germany
Referring to the charge that England
had been too lenient toward Germany
on the question of reparations, due to
selfish interests, he conceded that Eng?
land depended more than any other na?
tion on foreign trade, and, theiefore,
the recovery of the German trade
might I? regarded as selfish interest.
But he pointed out that this recovery
of German trade would be quite as
useful to France as to England, and
that the view that England was too
lenient as regards reparations was "a J
The Premier said he disagreed with
the gloomy forecast of II. (?. Wells as
to ?here the country was going and
?st he believed things were getting
better rather than worse. As he looked
to the jhrture Bonar Law said he felt
completo eon ?id?neo. Referring to the
election hn said all parties were fight?
ing (4* in bor party, but none of them ?
KWftrntmi; labor, for if they did none '
oftfom would be returned.
Armer Premier Lloyd George began
his whii lwind campaign in Wales to-'
?;'*y, speaking in many towns from hia
tain. American fashion, to large
i#?wds. He continued his attacks on
H Bonar Law government collectively
Id individually, singling out Lord
Curzon for several hard raps. Indi?
rectly he attributed the co'lapsc of
Continental exchanges and tne crisis
in the Near East to the political ma?
neuver which brought about the fall
ef his government.
Lloyd George Sees Weakness
"The moment the late government
liad pone the Turk reached the con?
clusion he was dealii g with something
tveskor," said Lloyd George at Bridge
End. "Lord Curton has not won great
repute for firmness. That is not his
In every part of the British Isles,
from Aberdeen to Brighton, large po?
litical meetings were held to-day, with
sil the chief candidates on the stump.
Dispatches from Constantinople to-day
somewhat relieved the anxiety, but the
situation wo:, still so grave that most
df the statesmen confined their com?
ments to local issues.
Some* government opposition organs
called attention to the American elec?
tion, trying to draw a parallel between
Harding'? normalcy and Bonar Law's
tranquillity program, but most of them
tonsider the tarirt' and prohibition as
the real factors in the surprising over?
In '.ocal constitu. ncies and especially
in the East End, Conservative candi?
dates had great difficulty in preserv?
ing order in their meetings, as appar?
ently organ i zed bands of hoodlums at
??mpted to drown the speeches with
tHeir noise. Some titled members of
the government were heck ed severely
in connection with their property hold?
*he Asquith Liberals in the opinion
of most unprejudiced judges have
made the most progress since the cam?
paign opened, while Labor has suffered
? setback largely because of its advo?
cacy of a capital levy on all fortunes
o? more than ?5,000. The Conserva?
tives are just about where they start?
ed out; the Georgians lost ground
through their failure to make a deal
*jth any other party. The opponents
of Labor are beginning to feel that
through their efforts to kill each
other off they will let many Laborites
?rito Parliament. About the only sen?
sation the forthcoming election could
produce would be a Labor majority.
?- ? . -
20 Middies Near Death
Fighting Fire on Chaser
Cadets Form Bucket Brigade
hut Fail to Save Boat Two
AXNAPOI.Tj, Md., Nov. 9.?Twenty
miof?upmjn narrowly escaped death in
* ?ght ? .ainst fire aboard a submarine
??a?ert,' !e tllis aftemoon in Chesa
tI I. 1; ' il became known to-night.
tu ">s de8tr?yed.
tk wid-M.ipmcn started out early in
'"e afternoon for a seamanship drill
on one of th? sub-chasers, which have
oeen tied up at the Academy wharf
"ince the armistice.
The bay vas rough and the small
?oat was tossed about as the midship
85? w?r? Put through their exercises,
k. wtwl? miles off fiaor<> the engine
r-k. i! ? Bei?"*e the men realized
of tk happened the forward part
Tk ??e.ssel was enveloped in flames.
7>c midsiupmen took their stations at
ne hose ilne8 and formod bucket
?ngsdes as the flames spread.
i he sub-ch&ser's prow was turned
???, j , sbore- A stiff breeze aug
mirf.^ the dan?er- Heroically the
?'<Jsrnpmen fought every foot of the
A*h 1?i,t craft set ou* from the
*7.1.?my and "earby points to offer
th?hken\ arose 'romthose landing on
wfc.r. ?uh at the experimental station
boat vu ,,r?ltish'P'nen beached their
D?i?-' *? ?,oat was burned beyond re
>T**J* ;iamcs eating away all the
'?"^mroetnre ?nrf ?art of the hold.
Portuguese Revolt Ends
Without Loss of Life
LISBON, Nov. 9 (By The As?
sociated Press).?A revolutionary
movement started yesterday by
Octobrists and Communistic ele?
ments has been successfully sup?
pressed by the government. Sev?
eral bombs were exploded during
the disturbances, but there were
Premier Suva's government
was reorganized this week after
the resignation of the Portuguese
Cabinet at the conclusion of the
Chamber of Deputies meeting last
Monday. At that time dispatches
from Lisbon said that the country
was apparently quiet.
President calls Congress to special
session fov November 20.
Republicans will control the new
Congress, approximate figures showed
lost night, with fifty-three members
in the Senate and 223 out of 485 in
Wets plan drive to modify Vol?
stead law as result of Congressional
Chairman Madden of the House
Appropriations Committee, beginning
work on appropriations, i?ays nation's
bills will be cut to the bone.
Wickcrsham files motion to ad?
vance three-mile limit cases in the
Love appointed Shipping Board
head in New York.
Colonel Gaston officially announces
demand for recount in Massachusetts
Chairman Adams of the Republican
National Committee finds drift of
"protest" less than usual in off
years and chiefly influenced by local
^Premier Bonar Law deciares ail
Allies are in perfect accord again.
All British elements united against
the Labor party, but not against
Premier Poincare tells Senate
France will act alone in settling with
Germany if Brussels conference is
Hate of Lausanne conference still
unjreidod. Turkish situation calmer.
Italian Chamber of Deputies to be
convened for a fortnight November
16 to take up Mussolini's program
for restoring public utilization to
private ownership. Premier to visit
Lord Curzon at London.
?wo big American liners shifted
to Panama registry because of bone
dry law; others may follow.
Hall-Mills grand jury investigation
comes to unexpected halt; Judge
Parker taking vacation in Havana.
Gunman shot dead by policeman
after long auto chase for stolen
Board of Estimate, inspired by
Smith victory, turns down Transit
Commission's Washington Heights
and Statcn Island subway plans.
Columbia relieves editor who
wrote editorial belittling New York
B >nx under sheriff reluctant to
explain how he lives at rate of $30,
000 a year on $5,000 salary and $10,
000 bus profits.
Legislative reapportionment first
on Smith program; Transit Commis?
sion and Port Authority doomed
with Mullan-Gage law.
Schuyler Meyer, beaten in 17th,
considers contest that may cost Dem?
ocrats State Senate majority.
Illinois Central head lays car
shortage to ill-advised government
Clergymen evince sympathy for
Cowles "soul and body hospital" plan.
"Rah rah" finance gets into court
when woman "teacher" complains of
Yellowley rules lawyers must have
Treasury license to practice in pro?
Denby urges naval architects to
work for strong merchant marine;
defend? ship subsidj.
Working of picking jurors for
quintet on trial for Herrin killings in
Illinois set for Monday.
Tryster wins third successive raco
in Pimlico Serial.
Dartmouth football team leaves for
New York for game with Cornell at
Polo Grounds to-morrow.
Chapin chosen to play right half?
back for Harvard against Princeton
in Saturday's big game at Cambridge.
Tiger football squad and big dele?
gation of Princeton undergraduates
leave for game at Cambridge.
MARKETS AND SHIPS
Stock prices turn lower after a firm
Stock Exchange expels .two mem?
ber? and suspends another.
Committee named to aid In choos?
ing successor to Cuyler, as head of
Stillman Appeal Up To-day ?
POUGHKEEPSIE, Nov. 9.?Notice of
a motion to vacate the order of judg?
ment in the Stillman divorce cas??8
?erred here to-day on John E. Mack,
guardian ad litem for baby Guy, and
John F. Brennan, attorney for Mrs.
Anne ?. Stillman. It i? returnable in
thin cih- t/wm?rrow ?t 1?;?") " 9?;
Called in Hall
No Immediate Prospect
of Case Going Before
Grand Jury and Mott
Is Reticent Over Delay
Judge Writes He
Is Taking Vacation
Five Witnesses Ready to
Dispute Story Told by
Slain Rector's Widow
By Boyrlen Sparkes
NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J.. Nov. 9.?
For some unaccountable reason action
in the Hall-Mills murder investigation
has been suspended indefinitely. Al?
though there was an announcement
yesterday that the Somerset County
grand jury would be convened to-mor?
row afternoon at Somerville to begin
hearing twenty-five witnesses, it was
learned to-day that there is no im?
mediate prospect of the double mur?
der being submitted to the jury.
Tho only man who can explain this
amazing shift in policy is Wilbur j
Mott, of East Orango, N. J. Ho is tho I
forme Prosecutor of Pleas in Essex I
Count;, who was appointed a special !
Deputy Attorney General to take over
the investigation from Prosecutor J
Strieker of Middlesex County and
Prosecutor Beekman of Somerset
County, when these officinls were be?
ing sharply criticized for their failure
to discover and prosecute the prrson
or persons who killed the Pev. Edward
Hall and Mrs. Eleanor Mills.
Mr. Mott would not explain to-day.
It had been announced that he and
Prosecutor Beekman, Alfred Gibb, of
Bernardsville, foreman of the grand
jury, and Supreme Court Justice Par?
ker would confer nt 11 o'clock this
morning in Mr. Beekman's office in
Somerville. It was clearly indicated
that the purpose of the conference was
to arrange for the convening of the
Conference leasts an Hour
At 11 o'clock Mr. Mott arrived in
Somerville and went to the offices of
Prosecutor Beekman in the Second
National Bank Building. Foreman
Gibb was there and Sergeant Uimb,
of the State Troopers, although he
was not included in the conference.
The conference lasted an hour. Jus?
tice Pgrker, whose pretence had been
<;xpectf>d, was not thero. Colonel Nor?
man Sehwnrtzkopf, superintendent of
the stato troopers, was present during
a part of that time. Then at 12 o'clock
Mr. Mott emerged and was surrounded
by newspaper reporters. Anticipating
questions, he peered at them over the
upper edge of his crescent-shaped
glasses and said:
"I have no statement to make."
"Mr. Mott, do you know when the
grand jury is going to meet?"
"Yes, I think I know. But I'm not
going to tell you,"
"Will the grand jurors assemble this
"I don't think ao."
"Next week is a long time off. And I
by the way"
Mr. Mott reached into an inside
pocket and produced a letter. "Justice
Parker sent this message to me."
Mr. Mott read n. part of the letter in
which Justice Parfc"r explained that he
was leaving for N< ,v Orleans, where,
he p'anned to take ship for Havana
nnd that he did not exppct to return
until after November 1j.
Justice to Take Vacation
"I am writing this letter," Mr. Mott
read, "so that you may teil 'he news?
paper men I am tuking a few days'
vacation, as I have had a very hard
.summer trying homicide cases."
Mr. Mott replaced the letter in his
pocket without explaining what part
Justice Parker was to have had in the
conference about the meeting of a
grand jury which already has been
charged with respect to the Hall-Mills
murder. Mr. Mott then started for
the railroad station. Reporters fol?
"Are you going to New Brunswick?"
He has not been to the town where the
principals in the murder case all live
in more than ten days?unless he has
worn a disguise.
"No; I am not going to New Bruns?
At the railroad station they asked:
"Where are you going?"
"That's al! right," responded Mr. Mott
blandly, and climbed aboard a train for
Trenton. It is understood that he went
to the New Jersey capital to confer
with Attorney General Thomas McCran
about the murder investigation, but
that is all the information that could
I be extracted to-day from the same Mr.
Mott who said when he took hold of
the investigation that he bolieved the
public was entitled to know about the
progress of the case.
Prosecutor Mott had an engagement
to meet his chief investigator, James
Mason, in New Brunswick at 3 o'clock
this afternoon. When reporters in?
formed Mr. Mason at the courthouse
here that his chief had gone to Tren
(Gostlnued en MB? ?W
[Dry Act Loses
! 2 Big Liners
| To U. S. Flag
United American Lines
to Transfer Resolute
and the Reliance to
Registry With Panama
By 50 Passengers
Finland, Kroonland To Be
Taken Off Antwerp Route
Because of Prohibition
The United American Lines an?
nounced yesterday its intention of
transferring the steamships Resolute
and Reliance to Panama registry bo
cause of the application of prohibition
, to American ships, while foreign vessels
It was learned also that next spring
the International Mercantile Marine
steamships Finland and Kroonland,
which have been under the American
flag for many years, will be taken off
the New York-Antwerp route because
of their inability to compete with for?
eign vessels which sell liquor.
This Information, which was expected
among stenmshio men, confirmed indi?
cations, shipping circles insisted, that
enforcement of the Volstead act beyond
the three-mile limit would cripple pas?
senger traffic under the United States
flag. With the exception of tho vessels
owned by the United American Lines
and the International Mercantile Ma?
rino there are no privately owned pas?
senger liners under American registry
in trnns-Atlantic service. The Shipping
Board owns the United States Lines
but has hoped to dispose of the fleet
to n private company and withdraw
the government from the business oi
owning and operating vessels. Steam
j ship officials said yesterday thtit sale
of the line is now doubtful, even with
! the aid of a subsidy, unless the prohi
i bltion law is modified.
Reserved Transfer Rights
I In transferring the Resolute and tin
| Reliance the. United American Lines i:
exercising a right reserved when th(
phips were purchased and placed undei
the United States flag less than a yeai
ngo. They were obtained from thi
Royal Holland Lloyd and arc now, witi
the exception of the Leviathan, owne?
by tho government, tho finest linen
sailing under domestic registry. * The;
are J20.00Q ton, triple-screw oil-burnini
vessel?, built in 1920. They are ownc<
by the Atlantic Mail Corporation, i
subsidiary of the American Ship an<
Commerce Corporation, and are op
erated by the United American Linei
between New York and Europe.
In announcing the decision of tin
company U. M. M. Robinson, presiden
of the American Ship and' Commerci
Corporation and the United America!
Lines, said that it was due entirely t<
the prohibition law. He said that mon
than fifty passengers had cancelec
high-priced reservations on the Reso
lute alone, which was chartered las
summer to Raymond & Whitcomb fo
a cruise around the world this winter
Believing that prospective passenger;
desire the same accommodations a
those traveling on foreign ships, thi
liners ar> to go to Panama registry be
fore their cruises.
At the owce? of the Internation?
Mercantile .Uarine Company it was sali
that President P. A, S. Franklin is nov
in Europe. In his absence no officia
statement was issued, but it was ad
mitted that the company would be com
pelled soon to remove the Finland an>
the Kroonland, both 12,000-ton vesself
from the New York-Antwerp run. N
change will be made with respect t
other vessels under the British flag oi
tho same route.
Awaiting Congress's Action
No decision has yet been reached, ?
was said, on t.ransferrinR the registr;
of the Finland and Kroonland, but a'
effort will be made to find nnothe
service where they will not feel the ef
fects of the prohibition law so severely
It is understood that the company i
awaiting the. action of Cougress on th
subsidy bill before determining it
policy in respect to its America
"Transfer of the United America
Line vessels to foreign registry wa
inevitable," said Winthrop L. Marvlr
vice-president of the American Steam
ship Owners' Association. "The uctio
of the Trcasurv Department in exempt
ing foreign ships from the prohibitio
law while maintaining It on America
steamers make it impossible for th
latter to operate successfully. The Ac
ministration seems determined to fo
low this policy and there is nothin
else for American companies to do.
"One of the worst results of th!
situation is that the foundation of
naval reserve, for use in time of wa
is destroyed at the moment when
is just beginning. Not only is it mad
impossible for shipping under th
United States flag to compete succest
fully as an industrial enterprise, bt
the government loses an importai
part of its naval defense.
"The prohibition ruling comes on tc
of economic handicaps such as high?
wages, greater subsistence and capiti
(Continued ?n next pas")
Columbia 'Jester' Editor Ousted
For Editorial Gibe at N. Y. U.
One more editor of a Columbia Uni?
versity undergraduate publication was
minus his editorial seat yesterday
when the student board asked for and
received the resignation of Corey II.
Ford, the editor of "Jester," a humor?
ous monthly. The action was taken
following the storm of wrath aroused
among the students by an editorial
written by Ford and published in the
October issue attacking Columbia's
athletic relations with New York Uni?
Virtually the entire associate staff
handed in resignations with Ford, to
take effect following the publication of
the November issue, now on the press.
The editorial which was branded by
many readers as unsportsmanlike fol?
low? in part:
"There is no greater bit of funny
aasinlnlfy prevalent In tjie world to
day than the constant tendency of
downtown newspapers to refer to New
York University as 'Columbia's ancient
rival,' with whom we settle annually
a 'metropolitan championship.'
"N. Y. U. is the only uninteresting
spot on our football schedule, a game
over which our own team justly cannot
raise even fighting interest N. Y. U.
is no more a rival of ours than C. C.
N. Y. is a rival of Harvard; in fact, in
a sense, not as much.
"The present controversy ver the
score is not important. Win or lose it
is an equal disgrace to play them. A
linking of the two names detracts as
| much from our prestige as it adds to
"This fact is not fully recognized by
the unintelligentsia of the downtown
This is the second uproard within a
week at Columbia over the indiscreet
publications. The editor of "Morning
side," a literary quarterly, was relieved
rf V* editorial shears last week. ?
Police in Milwaukee
May List Transiente
sients in Milwaukee will be
marked by the Police Depart?
ment if an ordinance unanimous?
ly recommended by the judiciary
committee to-day is passed by
the Common Council. The ordi?
nance was proposed to aid in
stopping crime in Milwaukee.
Every rooming house keeper in
the city will be required to report
roomers to the department With?
in twenty-four hours, giving age,
home and a general description
of the roomer, By a check with
the Bertillon measurements and
description of criminals it is
hoped suspicious characters will
Kills Man in
Two Others of Five Occu?
pants of Touring Car in
Duel With Patrolman
After Auto Climb* Curb
Unidentified Man Escapes
Trio Goes to Garage for 16
Gallons of Alcohol and
Refuses Payment for It
Andrew Michaels, said to bo a Pole,
one of five men in a black touring
car which had been pursued by Patrol
mnn Eugene O'Connor, of the Oak
Street station In a commandeered ma?
chine, was shot and fatally wounded
last nigth in front of 85 East Tenth
Street when he and two other occu?
pants of the touring car exchanged
shots with the patrolman.
A bullet fired by O'Connor pierced
Michaels's brain and caused his death
two hours later at Bellcvue. One of
the two other men who fired at O'Con?
nor with Michaels was caught after a
chase. He described himself as Alec
Smith, of Grand Street, 'Jersey City.
Bon Faust, a chauffeur, employed at a
garage at 40-50 Bayard Street, also is
a prisoner. He is charged with viola?
tion of the prohibition law. Michaels
Smith and a third man opened Are or
0'Connor?after their autosnobilo hac
climbed the Tenth Street curb and hac
come to a sudden halt. The shot?
were fired through the windshield.
Faust declares that Michaels, Smitl
and the unidentified man tried to rol
him of sixteen five-gallon cans of aleo
Piled Alcohol In Car
Michaels, Smith and the third man,
known as "Mike the Bum," called last
night at the Bayard Street garage, ac?
cording to Faust, to get alcohol whicl;
ho had agreed to purchaso for then:
through a Pike Street barber. Th?
trio drove into the garage in theii
glossy tearing car, which bore s
Massachusette license, and with th<
assistance of Faust and two men with
him, it is said, piled the alcohol into
With all the alcohol aboard Faust,
it is said, asked for payment. But in?
stead of producing money the thre.c
men, according to Faust, produced
revolvers, finger--! them suggestively
and with sharp mmand and? threat?
ening gesture fo. d him and his twe
companions into the machine. Six men
automobile and alcohol then moved
out into Bayard Street.
One of Faust's companions, however
refused to see himself and the others
kidnaped, and when the car rcachec
the street ho jumped from- it and rar
for a policeman. The policeman h<
found was Eugene O'Connor. "f
bandit car!" yelled the man to O'Con
nor, indicating the vanishing machine
.O'Connor hailed a passing mach?n?
and as he swung to the running boarc
shouted directions to its driver.
Shoots Bandit in Head
The chase continued up the Bower;
to Canal Street, through Canal to La
fayettc and then north on Lafayette
O'Connor's machine drew closer everi
half block and he was almost ilirectl;
behind the fleeing touring car, whci
t came to a sudden stop ai ter jumpini
The patrolman's car came to a stoi
after drawing slightly ahead am
O'Connor, without drawing his re
volver, sprang out and started bacl
toward the other machine. Its occu
pants, however, greeted him with i
volley of shots and the firing continue?
until he had drawn his own revolve
and had sent Michaels toppling fror
the machine with a bullet in his hean
Alec Smith, after a hard run, woun<
up in the Chinese laundry and im
pfored the proprietor to hide him. A
that minute Patrolman Ed McNamar
rushed in and relieved the Chinese o
embarrassment by arresting Smitl
Revolvers were found on Smith an
Michaels, and a third revolver was i
the car. Faust's companion in the ca
at the time it was wrecked was ne
Two Men Seek Death in
Police Cell by Hanging
Prisoners* Condition Reporte*
Grave When Rushed to
At 12:15 o'clock, this morning Ai
tendant James Barrett at the Wei
100th Street police station politely ar
swered the request of two prisoners t
get'them a drink of water. At 12:3
o'clock, happening to pass the ?am
cell, he saw Pons Gonzales and Afc
Goodrich dangling from the top ba
of the cell, strung up in nooses mac
from their shirts and neckties.
With a shout he notified two oth<
policemen and the two men were ct
down and rushed to the prison's ec
tion at Bellevue Hospital, where it w?
said their condition is grave.
Gonzales and Goodrich were arres
ed yesterday afternoon by Detectivt
Glasser and Morrison at 122d Stre
and Broadway, on a charge of extor
ing $600 from George Schmidt, of 6<
West 121st Street. Gonzales gave h
| address as a cheap hotel and Goodric
said he hnd no hprn?.
Harding Calls Congress
In Extra Session Nov. 20;
Drive on Dry Law Opens
Friends and Foes ofj
Volstead Act Arm for
Battle, Each Claiming j
Victory in Elections
Seek to Legalize
Wines and Beers
Change in Personnel ofj
House Insures 'Liberal'
Action, Says Hinckley I
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9.?The polit?
ical complexion of tho next Congress
having been definitely established, in?
terest turned to-day to the probable
line-up on the question of modification
of the prohibition enforcement laws.
Both drys and wets were claiming a
victory as a result of Tuesday's elec?
For the Anti-Saloon League Wayno
B. Wheeler, general counsel, said the i
wets would not have as many votes ?
by three at least In the Senate as
heretofore, and that their strength in
tho House would not exceed 110, or
seventy-eight less than a majority.
On the other hand, the Association
Against the Prohibition Amendment,
through O. C. Hinckley, its genera!
secretary, claimed a gain of eighty
, liberal votes in tho House, which, it
was asserted, would give actual con?
trol to those favoring modification.
Plan Blow at Volstead Act
"Tho pronounced increase in the
wet membership," said Mr. Hinckley's
statement, "renders highly probable
tho passage of liberal legislation in
the next session of Congress that will
strike the first blow at tho more
stringent provisions of the Volstead
"Involved in this view is a consid?
eration of the change in headships of
the powerful committees in the House.
The defeat of Andrew J. Volstead, of
j Minnesota, removes the author of the
I objectionable prohibition enforcement
? act as chairman of the House Judi
I clary Committee, giving tho place to
Representative Graham, of Pennsyl?
vania, an avowed wet.
"The passing of Mondell leaves the
majority leadership on tho floor either
to Representative Longworth, of Ohio,
tfr Representative Mann, of Illinois,
both re-elected and both indorsed by
tho association be?....uso of their atti?
tude oi prohibition."
Mr. Hinckley said the House lender
ship would be in the hands of a
"liberal" and that this might be ex?
pected to influence materially the vote
on any future "liberal" legislation. He
was of the opinion also that the re?
sult In Tuesday's election would have
its effect on members who hitherto
have refrained from voting on tho en?
Wheeler Denies Wet Claims
Mr. Wheeler in his statement de?
clared that the claims of tho Asso?
ciation Against the Prohibition Amend?
ment of a gain of eighty votes in the
next House were "like'the foam on a
glass of beer?nothing substantial to
"In the House," said Mr. Wheeler,
"their total strength in the past for
any beer or light wine amendment or
similar weakening amendment to the
national prohibition act was not more
than 133. The last reports wo have
from the various states, with a few
districts out, show that they will never
muster 140 votes for any such amend?
ment. Their vote, will probably be
much less than that.
"The only real test of sentiment on
the 2.75 per cent beer issue this year
was in Ohio, where the proposal was
defeated by more than 150,000, In
Illinois the organized dry forces did
not vote either way on the beer pro?
"The defeat of the enforcement
codes in Massachusetts and California
is no loss because we never had any
codes in those states."
Both Foresee Battle
Both the "wets" and the "drya" are
preparing for a fight in the new Con?
gress. Rlr. Hinckley declared tho out?
look was "extremely" favorable for the
currying out of the "preliminary" pro?
gram of his organization, and other
leaders of the "wets" entertained a
Just what the program of attack on
the Volstead law will be has not yet
been fully developed, but it is expected
to be a direct proposition for the sale
of light wines and beer. That proposal
was put forv/ard in connection with the
soldiers' bonus bill at the last session,
but it never received serious con?
sideration. Representative Britten, of
Illinois, announced to-day, however,
that it would be renewed.
Treasury and other officials looked
for proposals to modify the enforce?
ment act. Treasury officers, however,
said the policy of strict enforcement
would continue until Congress acted.
Unless the question actually comes
up in Congress, it was indicated that
little consideration would be given at
the Treasury to taxes on beer and
light wines as a possible source of
Gaston Wants Recount
?n Fight With Lodge j
Special Dispatch to The Tribun?
BOSTON, Nov. 9.?Colonel Wil?
liam A. Gaston to-day formally !
j nnnounced that he would demand
a recount of the votes in the fight j
for the United States Senator- i
A retabulation of the entire
state vote shows the following re- j
Lodge, 413,565; Gaston, 405,- j
138. Colonel Gaston has yet to
concede his defeat on the face of
these latest returns, and Senator
Lodge in consequence withheld
the customary message of thanks.
Proposals by Commission !
for Washington Heights
and Staten Island Tube
Routes Derided at Meeting
Attack Is Led by Craig
"Wait Until After First ofj
the Year; Commission Is i
on Skids," He Asserts
Tuesday's election was reflected in I
the special meeting: of the Board of
Estimate yesterday, when that body
rejected the proposed plans of the;
Transit Commission for the Washing- |
ton Heights - Central Park and the
i Staten Island subway routes. The
plans were rejected on motion of
Comptroller Craig, who said:
"The Transit Commission now is on
the skids and its plans are inadequate.
Let us reject its plans and take no
further action until after the first of
the year, by which time the Legisla?
ture will doubtless restore to the
city complete power ever its transpor?
The board voted unanimously on the
Comptroller's motion. Action on the
Transit Commission's Brooklyn-Queens
crosstown route was deferred until to?
? delegation from Washington
Heights appeared before the board and
voiced its objection to the Transit
, Commission plan for that terri?
tory. Mayer C. Goldmann, chair- |
man of the transit committee of:
the Washington Heights Taxpayers
Association, declared that not only the
organisation he represented, but every
other body on Washington Heights
was against the Transit Commission
plan because in their opinion it did j
not give their section a square deal. I
Mr. Goldman and Reginald P. Belton, (
an engineer who accomtanied him,
favored in Eighth Avenue subway !
from Bethune Street along the line I
of Central Park West up to 122d
Street and through St. Nicholas Ave?
nue. This suggestion follows Mayor
Hylan's $600,000,000 transit pan ? as
far as it relates to Washington Heights,
with minor modifications. The Mayor
assured the Washington Heights rep?
resentatives that the modifications sug?
gested would receive consideration.
Staten Island Plan Rejected
The Transit Commission's $26,000,
000 Brooklyn-Staten Island Narrows
tunnel nnd subway plan was rejected
with little ceremony. This plan pro?
vided for a route- through Ninety-fifth
Street, Brooklyn, under the Narrows,
and through Pennsylvania Avenue,
.Staten Island, in a long report Mayor
Hylan criticized the commission's
plans, which he declared were defec?
tive. Referring to the Brooklyn
Queens crosstown plan of the com?
mission, the Mayor said:
"The commission's plan and the
city's plan for the proposed Brooklyn
crosstown ' subway differ in funda?
mentals as well as in vital details.
Under the commission's plan the pro?
posed crosstown subway and its
branches would be linked up with
privately operated B. R. T. lines.
Under the city's plan the crosstown
subway and its branches would be
linked up with proposed city owned
and city operated subways. The city
plans to be free of privute operating
companies. It intends to operate all
its own subways when such operation
is possible. Looking ahead, ft would
be folly for the city to build the cross
town subway to tie up mainly with
non-recapturable B. R. T. lines, us sub?
mitted by the Transit Commission.
We have had enough of city partner?
ship with the B. R. T. and thtt Inter
borough to know what to exenect. For
(Continu?] oh p*ss tour)
Harding's Golf Foursome Is Laid
A Stymie by the Democrats
From The Trlhune'a WanMm/ton Bureau
WASHINGTON, Nov. ?.-President
j Harding'? golf fourcome was hard hit
by the election. Senators Frank H.
Kellogg, of Minnesota, and Joseph S.
Frelinghuysen, of New Jersey, were
regular members in good standing.
j Senator Gilbert N. Hitchcock, of Ne?
braska, although a Democrat, was one
of the regular substitutes, as was
With Kellogg, Frelinghuysen and
Hitchcock ail defeated. Senator Hale
alone of the regulars i;' left. vrt<??c
Gillett, through the regular seniority
rules bo dear to political Washington's
heart, stepe into the regular class.
Even this promotion, however, leavos
enly s threesome, find the President
likes the four-ball game. Nominations j
are in order. Representative Louis
Frothingham, of Massachusetts, is be?
ing mentioned, but he is a little bit too
good a golfer. Including bim would
involve too much handicapping and
clutter up the game.
George Christian has been working
hard at his game, but he still is below
the golf standards of Kellogg and Fre
linghuyeen end far below that of Gil?
lett, whose playing wrs jast a little
too good for him to make the regular
foursome until the country decided the
, thing on Tuesday.
I It may be that Edward M. McLean,
owner of "The Washington Post," may
be taken in for the vacancy, but Mc
| Lean has been so ambitiously training
i with professionals that he .h*s ftlmost
j advanced from the Preniden'ial class.
President Expected to
Ask Artion on Subsidy;
Leaders Prepared to
Rush Measure Through
Control New Body
Reinforced Radical Bloc
May Dictate Program,In
cluding Rail Legislation
From The Tribune'* Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. ? Develop?
ments in the Congressional and polit?
ical situation, which has been greatly
complicated and intensified in Interest
as the result of the elections Tuesday,
1. President Harding issued a for?
mal call for an extra session of Con?
gress to begin November 20. Whil?
he does not refer to the merchant
marine bill, the primary purpose of
calling the extra session is to have
the House pass the subsidy measure
prior to the regular session which
convenes December 4.
2. Approximately final figures show
the Republicans will control the new,
or Sixty-eighth, Congress. With two
states ?till uncertain,'they will have
at least fifty-three member? out pf
ninety-Bix in the Senate. In th?
House they will have 225 out of 435.
The Democrats in the House will
have 207, with one Socialist, one
Farmer-Laborite and one Independ- ?
ent. This gives the Republicans a
majoritv of seven in the House and
ten in tho Senate.
8. So narrow is the margin of con?
trol of Senate and House by the Re?
publicans in the new Congress that is
Is now taken for granted the insur?
gents or radical Republicans, along
with the farm bloc, will hold the bal?
ance of power in both houses. Who
will lead the insurgents or whether
it will be a group leadership has not
Wadsworth May Succeed Lodge
4. By reason of the sweeping
changes in Senate and House there
la all manner of *p*>en1ation as to? the
Republican leadership of tho Senate,
on the 8sSump*ion that Senator
Lodge may not seek it, und the Re?
publican organization of both Senate
and House. Senator Wadsworth's
name Is mentioned for the Senate
5. Insurgents and Democrats are ex?
pected to make a great drive for
drastic regulation of railroads and |
corporations and in particular the *
coal industry. Anti-Newberry forces
will control the new Senate, and
Newberry's resignation is fully ex?
Analysis of the election returns to?
day and consideration of the member?
ship of the new Senate and House
made more clear than ever the com?
manding wsition which the radical
or insurgent Republican group will
occupy. With both Houses close, they
have only to stick together to hold the
balance of power.
With a powerful group of Republi?
can insurgents in the Senate, the fact
is not to be overlooked that Senates
Underwood, of Alabama, conservative
Democrat, has announced he will not
have the leadership after March 4.
owing to ill health. The more radies]
elements on the Democratic side, in
selecting a new leader, will attempt to
choose a man much less conservative
than Senator Underwood. The result
of the ejections, moreover, 1? felt here
to have a tendency to drive the Senate
Democrats away from conservativiam
in many particulars.
' Will Urge Rail Regulation
The big drive of the insurgent Re?
publicans in the Senate, helped on by
moRt of the Democrats, for railroad
and industrial legislation of ? radical
nature is expected to be aided by the
The outstanding thing on which th?
insurgent Republicans and farm bios
leaders have set their minds is to over?
haul the transportation act so as to
change the present method of rat?
making which allows the railroads by
groups or as a whole a reasonable net
income. The contention of the in?
?urgents and the farm bloc is that the
present law changed the old law as to
the basis of rate making and has
greatly increased rates. A driv? will
be made in Senate and House to re?
peal the rate making provisions of the
Esch-Cummlns law and go back to th"
old law of pre-war day? in rate-making,
This law contemplated no valuation of
the roads as a whole or by groups.
Restoration of the powers of the ?tat?
railroad commissions will also b?
In general, the insurgent and radical
and farm bloc movement will devot?
Its attention to strict government
regulation of railroads and corpora?
tions, including the coal industry, and
to the legislation usually described ai
progressive. If opportunity offers to
cut tariff rates or to increase taxe? ou
wealth while lowering taxes on otbai
sources of revenue, the insurgents mu?
radicals will seize it.
The insurgents and radical element!
in the House will doubtless co-oper?ti
closely with the same elements in thi
Senate. Owing to the latitude of t'ft
rules, however, the insurgent element?
in the Senat? will wield th? grsaf
Publie Ownership Unlikely
In theory, a number of th? itv
?urgents are for government owner
ship but it Is doubtful if the ne?
Congres? will go to the point of govern
ment ownership of coal mines an
certainly uot of railroads. A powerfn
rroytmoni for government ownership o;
th? coal mines may be looked for.
While there are some clashing p??
sodalities among the Senate insurger.
Republicans, on certain matter? of leg
islation, the insurgents will almost a
evitabiy rote one way. Whether th
insurgent Republican? of the Senat'
will have any rt-ul leader is doubtfui
The aggressive and radical La Foiiett
has been mentioned but he is not
good team worker. Others in the la
aurgert group will be Senators Bora1
Capper, Ladd, Norbeek. Norris, Brool
hart. Johnson, Howell and orubsb!
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