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M f - j , aaaaaaaaaaaa-aaaaa- - . i , VOL. LXIV NO. 92 POPULATION 29,685 NORWICH, CONN rjTURDAY, APRIL 15, 1922 12 PAGES 96 COLUMNS PRICE TWO CENTS ORE SAMGU1NE OF RESULTS AT ll HE GENOA CONFERENCE ' t ; Pessimism LVspelled by Fact gates Harm Broken Bread Together at ths Residence of Llcyd Gel rge Allies Are Firm in Their Contention That Rus !a First Must Recognize Debts of the Czarist f Government Before Soviet Claims Against the Allies Can Be Ditertained. Genoa. April 14 (S y the A. P The t h- l delegate aj nd tho repw-senta-t:ves of Franc- to t1 economic, confer ence brnke brei.1 ton -ther today at the re1denep of I'remier Liuyd George, and 'here brn nn ai. rec'.able rise as a C"n.0u-iie In the t-xi 'ectetlnn'j that the cnnferenc mar haw jfood results, even in t.ie nrt pfs!mb.o quarter here. The occasion for tH mnetjiiir of the a-i let end French deCegatcs tabie wa c einf-rrnee w!-!ch .began ijt 1(1.30 o'--:cvck thin raorrhj and lasted, throughout the tar. '.n which French, Iiiissian, Itel t.an. Ital'an and British representatives r-nrtlelnated am! duria whicl-. Mr. Lloyd O-r-r :n !ti all of t-Jiem t luncheon. T'v. mer-tlng wa c;tllrd h,v Mr. Lloyd Ceo-ff ftr a friscusin of the Russian riri-hm. itK. tin- purrinse r" clearing up uncertain point In the Lo don experts' report before the Russians present their .sia! replr to It. Th'ii carry:tiE vital part of tv huslne conference into such an In frnial Eatherirg, where personal contact " r P'wth'.y remove inuiiti of the il'il-m-niiy that has brn iB-a-dayed in the Mr-;:,: a:on. Van creaieil a genera! feeling In conference eire tliat u cm rrom.e mav he arranged on the Russ'an f,rnsten which will affortl a satisfactory ar-irking basli for tho iwonmrviction of T.:e teynntc of the Ajl2ed position at he cnferrh-e fwiay war that Hupsia "i-x? must nat'.'fy past plexites before oh (a'n'rr any co-icessions for the future, la ier rftHi, Russia must recognize in rl-bt of the riarist nrovernment bc-f--e foviot cairns against the allies can be epterUiinf-d. Tmirrnw me-rning the experts i of thejf present I "our initmc nw Ar.". wbo were prcse ' tia rn-et nr. acu a will taihe.r a M T.iojd rii-c-ce'y villa, and in the af- ternoori they probably will be ioined br ti principal tjeleeatn of the five court ".re.. Germany ha not been asked tf tcJ thev private conferences, at shje not a party to the makine of t!t: lndon einerts- report. The straiehten Itit out r.f tl' moot points in the report rtil be effected at informal meetings l1 ore Ciermany Is called in. It hal been :.tetrd tli.it Russia would make her ne- n T to the report of the experts tomorrorvj tlon. A French spokesman today ridl i.ut ti. repiy now has been postponed c"led ,1,la ramo being unworthy of r.H-finireiy . I Mr. Lloyd George and Great Britain. He T'.ie Kusin. haTusefl a statemfnft to h c'.ru.a'ed through M. RakovaKJ-, '. e I'krainian premier, am. other de Crftes. to the effect that Russia alrefjiy ytKt enacted laws and made court Te ''rnr.s and regulations affecting foreljrn rr reoidlnr in Russia which meet wil.ny o f:he criticisms of the London experts' report regarding the soviet government i-d that they also have expressed awlll Ingnejis to acknowledge pre-war debts :id a gnlfted their purnose to erase their :'a:ma against the allies arising ! from U. operations of the Wrangei, Daniken pROHmiTrOX XAVT OPEK8 WAir.WE ON BUM RUNNERS Xw York. April 14. Tho firs! shot of tho new prohibition navy of Uficie Sam ra been fired In the war against liquor piratea. Tho little Mehalato. former rtuhmarine chaser. eamed Into port totrigltt to an r.oimce that the first shot fireid last night when she encountered a supposed rum runner five mil'-s off. the NJew York ahores. Jt was only a blank s!ot. but It hA tho desired effect, for tho auspected craft j iii.-k!y doused all Ugh, showed her stern, and sailed speedily In the di rection of the Bahama. The Mehalatos f-iilowe-I tlie myt'-Tious craft for three hi-ir b:;t gave up the pursuit with the appearance of rough Keaa, T'e Mehalatos. vith i.aptatrt !twarrt if. Www! !n command, and a ruporter of t.e New York Wurld aloard. wis on her f rrt vovaj'- as n vssel of. the prohibition nsvr. It was rtuk when the mystery c-a't was sighted. Every ligltt on tho s'lbmartn- chaser was ext;rtniished. Thev drew rl"" and fsptain Wessels haiied ;!;e s'rseee boat, receiving the re Tertee t'.-.at .he was bund to Canada f-nm the Pahamas. In answer 'o his tU'ry as to what they had aboard came ,e ur!vrp!y "fome over and see," and ie stra:ig-r. a two-masted pow-er boat of toi . e her engines goiing nnd turn- i seaward. It wait then that f'aptain Vessels fired the hj".t-!ess si'nt that marked the ire"';'e t f al v arfare uy America's jroV.l.i'.len na'-y, rrtl.nK ii.e of nraiMAX rtfElt MARKS Is A SH1NPLS G-naa, April 1" (Bv the A. V ). "The l-m-nti w;ndie in histo-y Is being per-ii.-iratel tlmmci tho sale abroad of Ger man pafer marks and mark secur ties to nie-t mirRti.n n.'mands." said Profes sor Cuns-li, a distinguished Swedish trenomiet, toiy. "I t'ltr.k North and South America." rrofei-r ("asse!! added, "should know how d:i.ns ' this system. When Kranee l.t;siin noon immediate payment ?im Gerniaa government can only raise rro.iey iiy issuing more paper marks and market ng more mark Becurltiea held ahT'ari. In other words, foreign invest ors, larg-eiy in North and South America, reai'y arv making the reparations pay nien'.a on t'.-e theory that tbtjr are buy lit :nve.itinit,l. If this system con tinues, the iWman mark wIU fall to a point wlicr it win be virtually as bad as Aoatrian anu l olish money, and nobody atru4 will toura it." TEAt EEC INOt I T FAMILIAR WITH UI3 tilBL ririLS A:-ury Park. N. J., April 1 1. A. A. ltson. lucal high ischool teacher charged Mi teing unduly familiar with girl pupils, was found guilty and ordered re ni..v.d at a meeting ji.f the school board here tor.itrlil. Tha discussion was given threa hours and a score of witnesses wero heard. The final vote was 3 to 2 for r-nio al Wnilo Witsoa was deciarej guilty of tnit!t untiecumiog a teacher, the board Id anaouncement stated it did not find 1'ist his conduct involved Immoral pur p or lutnt. l.iliow.ag tbe me-itinir. Wltson's coun sel. A. J. C. Stokes, of Freehold, charac- tr:fl the aocusatlon axd suspension as "a frame-up." The case will be taken, t a t---. Ui lhA 3lifrheBt. ikouxi of Xii stolA. That Soviet and French Dele and Yudcnitch armies against the soviet I reglmo if the nllled war claims against Russia are wiped out. During the day in conference circles the position of Germany was widely discussed and also the' attitude of France townrd tho conference In general, French spokesmen asserted that France would heartily loin in the discussion of sugges tions which wouM be helpful to Ger many's restoration, and especially look ing toward the raising of loans for her. It was declared, h'wver, that questions touching on a postprmement of a reduc tion in the German reparations payments must be left to the? reparations commis sion. A communication issued from French sources during t'jra day had as Its aim tho exploding of the. recent contentions of the Russians that their budget is in a healthy condition, The statement said that in Xoverniier last the Russian bud get balanced, except for 200,000,000 gold rubles. Thisi deficit, was met by printing 46.onn.P0O.0Ofi rubles in paper money, an dafter tfia the Russian finance com missary, srill, according to the French, made a statement that the deficit was really- S0 000. 000 gold rubles and at the end of January. 1922, the situation was so l.pnrfess that the soviet government decided, to lay the budget aside altogeth er. ' ' VflHlij economics Is the order of the daf .In Genoa, there are indications that itiif imational policies occupy the minds of frlh statesmen, big and small, in the cor rAior.; and ante rooms. A favorite sub let for discussion is speculation as to Ihe ral program of. Mr. Lloyd George. ,Tl- rarely is seen In public, hut is de scribed as working laboriously a.t the Vil la Pe Albertls at Albaro. Some of the gossip attributes to him a great plan af fecting Great Rrltain, and Rurope gen erally, which he has not yet divulged. 0her gossip is to the effect that Mr. I.lip-d Georgo wishes to prove that failure to discuss German reparations, which ly it vital issue.-U entirely due to an insist ent veto placed upon the question by JYance ; that he wants to return to Eng land In a position to prove to his fellow countrymen that France alone is respon sible for the undesirable German situa declared mat ine tirnisn prime minister was loyally supporting tne renen standpoint that reparations, aa such, should not be discussed at Genoa. Among other unconfirmed reports In circulation Is one that Great Britain, following the conclusion of the accord in March between Poland, Esthonla, Let via and soviet Russia, made a loan of pounds sterling 10,000.000 to Poland. This report is said to have been circu lated flth the Idea of creating the Impres sion that Great Britain is seeking to sup plant French Influence In Poland. CONFERENCES OF BITUMINOUS COAL MIXERS AND OPERATORS Washington, April 14. Upon leaving the White House after a conference with President Hardhig today. Attorney Gen eral Daugherty Bald he had gained an impression that "preliminary and local conferences' were now going on between local unions of coal miners and the op orators in bituminous fields. He Inti mated that this Impression had been gained from contact which he, had with different parties on his recent trip to In dianapolis. The visit there was occasion ed by his desire to get in touch with legal aspects of the government's prosecutions aimed at miners' union officials and coal operators charged with violating anti trust laws. White House officials later discussed briefly Ue coal situation and intimated that the government might In the future have proposals to submit to the conflict ing parties. President Harding and his administra tion at this moment, it was added, had no Bertous apprehensions about the sit uation, It was pointed out that the price of coal had not advanced and that the temper of all parties had not been irri tated. The president still heid to the opinion, it was declared, that the admin Ut rutio? wouiid on'.y intervene in case the situation developed into an emergency tlirttitening the welfare of the people. ONhY j GUARDSMEN "LEFT , ON DUTY AT PAWTUCKET Providence, R. I., April 14. All na tional guard' troops except a detail of twenly-Hve men left to look after the handling and shipment of quartermaster stores and supplies were withdrawn from strike duty in Pawtucket today and de mobilized by order of Governor San Souci. Departure pf the troops marked the close of neariy eight weeks of military occupation of the city which began Feb 21 following a fatal riot at the Jenckcs Spinning company's plant. With the demobilization of the guards men responsibility, for the maintenance of order In the city reverted to the Paw tucket poiioe department, which the cits council has ordered strengthened by the appointment of fifty more patrolmen, "for the duration of the stride." Troops stiil remain in two villages of the Paw-tucket cailey, at the . opposite end of the state, one troop of cavalry be ing divided between Pontiac and Cromp-ton,-where textile plants are trying to operate in a few departments EMPTYING 3,200 BOTTLES OF HOME UBliH' INTO BATH XUB Omaha, Neb., Anril 14. Roy Mahoney today began eni-ptying into a bath tub 3 -200 tottles of home brewed beer without touching a drop, In conformity with a sen tence imposed by Police Judge Waipplck when Mahoney was arraigned on a charge of Intoxication and . was unable to pay a $10 fine. After explaining that 3,200 bottles of li quor had been seized ' at another man's home recently, Judge Wappick stassea sentence on Mahoney as follows ; "It shall be your punishment to empty each and every bottle, separately' into a bath tub. The plug must be inserted, and when the tub is lull you may let the beer flow down tbe drain. Under no circum stances shall you touch a drop of the brew but shall pour and pour and pour until all is gone." A AOlioa airrfaia aiAAo fcjp. CABLED PARAGRAPHS British Soldier and flirt Wounded London, April 14. A Central News despatch from Dublin reports that a Brit ish soldier and a girl were wounded today during an cui'tJbreak of indiscriminate fir ing. . : ' Increase of Guards In Dublin. Dublin, April 14 The provisional gov ernment has increased greatly the num ber of armed guards at Its seat of gov ernment, tho College of Science. Rein forcements also have been assigned to guard other places open to attack, as well as the telephone and telegraph sys tems. National Agitation In Tunis, Tarls, April 14. The nationalist agi tation in Tunis on the eve of the visit of President Milierand la attracing con sidreable attention. The communists have joined the nationalists, but it is said in official circles that the number of per sons engaged in agitation does not ex ceed five or lx hunureu. ARMED MEN SEIZED I'OL'U CUL UTS UlllUINi; IN DUBLIN Dublin, Ajirll 14. (fcy the A, P.) Early this morning tne biggest couy yet affected by the anti-treaty .tarty was car-, ried out. Some 300 armed men, march ing in two forces, seized the l-'our Courts building, formerly the ,seat of tha National Court of Justice, and the Four Courts ho tel nearjy. Mo opposition was encounter ed. Two or three constables on duty w:re arrested, but were liberated later. Guests at the hotel were rejected and the two buildings were fortified, passers y being pressed into service fiilinii sand bajj.j and piling up stacks of books and docu ments. The seizure was reminiscent of Eastet week, 1916, when the same buildings wore besieged and similarly fortified. Great alarm was caused In Dublin when the oients of the early morning became known, lasting until the explanation w is vouchsafed by the anti-treaty men that the buildings had been taken bucause they were more fitted for their headquarters than the present headquarters in Rutland square. This explanation, however, failed to re asure many people, who are. apprehensive that the adjournment of yesterday's paee conference may prove significant es pecially as it is alleged that the independ ents gave no guarantee that acts of vio lence would be avoided. Commandant O'Connor reiterated to night his assurance that there would be no revolution ; that the only reason' for the seizures was that the Rutland square premises were too small for headquarters. Four hundied men occupied the seizea buildings tonight, many of them having arrived, in the course of the day trom i.ie country districts in cars and lorries. A van load of bread was seized in tne street for the use of the occupants. The nrovisional and British military authorities in Dublin Castle were notmea of the seizure, btol mj to 'tonight no action had heen taken. The renutilicans sometime ago adoptoa the policy of preventinpc any but repub lican courts from operating, though by a proclamation of the provisional govern ment the old King's courts were director to function equally with . the., republiciri courts. County court judges we'r turn"d out of their coiurts in several of the Irish counties by men acting under the execu tive council of the dissident republican; army, but the high courts continued to function in Dublin without disturbance. It was finally determined by the repub licans to prevent the high courts from holding sessions, nad accordingly, the For r Courts building was seized early this morning. The occupation of the buildin was 'made easy, according to the Dublin Mail, by a clevei ruse. A small party of. raiders clinvbed kjie railinsrs. They dis tracted the attention of' the police on guard but suddenly presented revolvers and com pelled the police to raise their hands. Then a larger body of men appeared from the rear, took the keys from the police guard and opened the gates to admit the man force. The fortifying of the building was donc completely in the often. Forty men who were told off retired to the courtyard op posite Bridewell prison, where, in full view of the police stationed there, they began filling sand bags whence were taken by another party Into the court.. The po lice at Bridewell prison had an early in timation of the raid, but were powerless to do anythlnk beyond notifying the au thorities. Some firing heard in the city early this morning provoked rumors of a conflict be tween the-raiders and Free State force?. These rumors, however, were without foundation. Nevertheless the - situation wa- delicate and some of the residents of the locality, fearing trouible, left their homes. All the raiders were fully equip ped with rifles and revolvers. None tf them wore uniforms. IRELAND MAY LOSE SYMPATHY OF AMERICANS Dublin, April 14. (By the A. P.) Civil war in Ireland would shock Ameri ca and cost Ireland the loss of hosts of sincere friends, says a message sent by Archbishop Hayes of New York to Arch bishop Byrne of Dublin expressing the hope for a successful outcome of the con ference between the representatives of the Free State and Eamonn De Valera and his followers which began Thursday in an en deavor to bring about tranquility in Ire land. John D. Ryan of New York has sent the following message to Lord Mayor O'Neill: "The feeling is strong here that anyone who is held is be resiponsible for any but peaeeSul methods will forfeit the support and sympathy of all Americans." CONSIDERABLE SHOOTING IS ", VARIOUS PARTS OF BELFAST Belfast, April 14. A. child was acci dentally struck by a bullet today and died today. There was considerable shooting in various parts of the city his evening. A man entered a house in Valentine street and shot and -wounded a boy. Several men also entered the home of a shoemaker and beat him over the head him over the head with the butt of a re volver. The man was so badly hurt th.it he had to be taken to a hospital. During the night a bon-iib was explod ed in the grounds of the St. Matthew's Catholic church In Newtownards road, but no damage w-as done. Six gunmen entered the. Midland sta tion tonight and shot and killed Engin eer Gillan while he was at work. THROUGH SERVICE TO MONTREAL RESUMED Springfield. Mass.,- April 14. Through sen-ice to Montreal was resumed tpnight on the Central Vermont line between White PJver Junction and St. Albans. Vt. where traffic has been tied -up for more than 48 hours as a result of. a washout. Trains have been detoured by way of Bellows Falls and Rutland. Ser vice on the Passumpsic division of the Boston and Maine system was restored this afternoon. ' Railroad officials antici pated no further delays because of kood conditions' in ' rivers in the Connecticut valley. Bap'.d recession of the Connec ticut river was reported trom, all points txinis-ltt. i . Conn, fcf odbd Has Reached Crest Large Areas of Land Are Flooded in East Hartford, Windsor,, Wethersf ield, Glastonbury and South Windsor. ' Hartford. April 14 The trwollen waters of the Cannecticut"V-er were at the 24 1-2 foot mark here tonight, but veteran rivermen believed the freshet had reached its maximum and that the river nouia start to recede tomorrow morning. The flood waters claimed one victim today when Edith Anihrsnn 15 drowned. She was naddllne in a. with Elaine De Monte. 15, and Harry Btulodi, 17, on the freshet waters in East Hartford, a third of a mile from the river course. The canoe was upset m an un explained manner. Miss Anderson's com panions were rescued. Large areas of land are flooded In East Hartford. Windsor, Wethersfield. Glastonbury and South Windsor. Row boats were in use in Commerce street this city, as well as the lowland sections of the towns along the river. -It' was possible to row a boat from the First Congregational church in Windsor al most to the Congregational church In South Windsor. Some farmers had their cattle on the verancs of their homes, the floors of their barns being ioded The lower pier of Wie Hartford and New York Transportation company here is submerged. River records here show tho present theight of the water ha .eeii exceeded only twice in the last thirty five years. In 1890 it reached 26 feet i Inches, a.nd in 1913 It touched 26 feet.' JOHN M'CORMACK MUST UNDERGO ANOTHER OPERATION 'y lor. April 14. John McCor mack. famous Irish tenor, who has been dangerously ill with an affliction of the throat, will have to undergo another op eration to clear his throat of pus forma tions. ... His physician, Dr. A. C. Du Pont, stat ed today that by Monday the singer's throat, which . was still badly swollen, would be ready for another lancing. "Mr. MeCormack has passed theprl- EASTER HYMN O, day of joy and gladness, This is the day of days, Away all tears and sadness, . And don the robes, of praise. For Christ the Lord is risen, . Let earth with anthems ring; He burst the bars of prison, And rose triumphant King. O, day'of grace and, splendor, O, day of holy joy,. To Thee just praise we render For peace none can destroy. It is the old, old story, ' Yet always, ever new, That Christ, the Lord of glory, Arose this day for you. O, day of joy and gladness, O, blessed day of days, Away all te.ars and sadness. With songs our voices raise, We'll sing the new old story, Till all the wide world rings; Our Christ is Lord of Glory, . . And HE IS KING OF KINGS. BY AMELIA M. STARKWEATHER. sis," said Mr. Du Pont. "His septic throat is somewhat better. He can swallow with less pain but he will not be able to sins for many months. Mr. MeCormack will leave for Ireland early next month if his health will permit." Since last Saturday, it is said, Mr. Me Cormack has fallen in weight from 220 pounds -to 200 or less and his friends be lieve tha tit will be months before he is again well. He will be 45 years bid on June 14. The singer's condition tonight was re ported as "more favorable." "He- swallows more easily, takes nour ishment better and there are no addition al complications," said Dr. JIarmon Smith, who is with the patient through out the night. COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY ECONOMIC CONFERENCE Genoa, April 14. (By the A. P.) An economic conference communiajiie Issued late tonight says: "The representatives of the French, British, Italian and Belgian delegation held an informal meeting under the presi dency of Mr. Lloyd George to consider with the Russian delegation the conse quences of the report of the London ex perts. Their conversations were devoted to a technical examination, which wlH be continued tomorrow, with the assistance of experts designated toy each delegation." It was stated unofficially that the dis cussion of the "Big Four" related In 'par ticular to the guarantees demanded by the aliles as conditions for the resumption of economic relations with Russia,' and that the Russian delegates were Invited to" say," text in hand, how far they -were prepared to go in accepting those condi tions. NEW ORLEAN PREPARING FOB FLOOD CONDITIONS Xew Orleans, April 14. With the crest of the. Mississippi rhrer within a few Inch es of the tcp of the levees here and a fore cast by the weather bureau indicating that an additional rise of 1.3 feet before the end of the month, every flood protective agency in the city was reported on the.altrt to night to cope with any emergency. Today's forecast that a stage of -23. 8 feet, six-tenths . of a foot higher than the previous high record established in 191S, would be reached' here, caused no appre hension amons? levee officials, who Insist2d the levees could stand oven strain. . . ; . . Hatred For Semenoff, Ataman of Cossacks Thousands of Russians Are Waiting to "Boo" Him Upon His Release From Ludlow Street Jail, New York. Xew Tork. April 14. General Greirorte Semenoff, ataman of the Cossacks, was still in Ludlow street jail tonight waiting lor iz&.uoo bail. Outside, crowding the street, perched on railings, leaning from winaows, even sitting on edges of roofs, were thousands who waited for him, not to cheer, but to hiss and "boo" the lead er of the Cossacks. Most of the thousands who milled about the jail during the day, knew the Cossacks. Most of them were men and women of Russian descent who live ia the thickly settled districts of the lower East Side. If they did not know- them selves what the hard riding Cassocks can do, they had been told by their fathers or mothers, who had fled from Russian massacres, and they had no love for Semenoff. Early In the day police reserves wera called out. They milled with the throng, ready to avert any possible trouble, or to open a passage way through the crowds when alters came to the jail. Once or twice the reserves went Into the tene ments neanby and drove the people from the roofs. When the rotund general, with his un mistakable mustaches, which flow over his broad cheeks to points under his eyes, was taken out for exercise, the roaring hiss which came'from the crowd drowned all police orders. There was a concerted push toard the Jail doors but the crowd could make no Impression on the old red bricfc walls. Colonel Kroupsky, a former Czarist officer, once district attorney in Petro grad, went to visit Semenoff. his chief. He was hlsed and booed as the police made a wide lane for him, by main force. The. colonel wouldn't talk. Ho hurried Inside, conferred with the gen eral and hurried out and away. Madame Semenoff. the smiling young woman who has stood behind her hus band for more than a week of trouble mounting up on trouble, did not visit the Jail. She contented herself with going o church and sitting in her hotel waiting Tor news of a bail bond. During the dayithe genearl's attorneys were busy seeking to get the $23,000 bond, hut company after company re fused on "patriotic" grounds. An effort to have Semenoff released through a le gal vacating of his arrest failed and the crowd- milled on. A new effort to release .the Cossack will tie made tomorrow. It will be through habeas corpus. If it ails, there is nothing the attorneys can do, they say, . ..... . - .. . - .1 out wait until tne end ot tne Hearing m which the Youroveta Home and For eign Trading company is seeking to get information on Semenoff's. property. The general wants to sail for Europe next week but his attorneys today said he probably wouldn't. to Investigate rivalry between fire companies Rjverhead, K. Y., April 14. Charges that rivalry is running so high between volunteer fire companies in this Long Is land town that one outfit starts a blaze in order to beat another to the scene are be ing investigated. Assistant District At torney Kelsey of Suffolk county admitted tonight "In fact," he said, "we have learned that bets have been made on the races." Last Wednesday one company found its truck draped in black crepe. PRESIDENT HAS CONFIDENCE IN GOV. E. MONT REILY Washington, April 1 President .Hard ln;r has the utmost confidence In the integ rity of Governor E. Mont Reily of Porto Rico it was said today at the White House. The executive, it was added, doe not view the situation in the insular pos session as serious, although it was said there have been some irritating features In connection -with recent developments there Involving Governor Reily and other officials. Curfew Period la Belfast Extended Belfast, April 14. The curfew period in Belfast-has been- extended so that the hour of its termination will be 6 a, m., instead of 5 a. rn. This action was taken in consequence of the disorders iof a greater fast night' and early today .more partic ularly the shootings in Cru-rilto road. BRIEF TELEGRAMS The Bank of England reduced its dls- Acount rate to four per cent. The Are damage in the Atlantic hotel, Bridgeport, was about $20,000. The homeopaths of New England and the Eastern Atlantic states will confer soon to organize ah association for sci entific research. " Tho new Issne of six months S 1-t per cent treasury certificates is being absorb ed -so raipidly that treasury officials pre dict a considerable over-usbscriptlon. Motor vehicle administrators of east ern states will meet In HarrlsDurg. Pi, April 21 to discuss their work for mutual benefit, 4 Cardinal Begin has authorized the publication of a letter he wrote la3t March, artostng woman suffrage in the Province of Quebec. Ra41re&d n the United States elusive of short lines with less than A0U0.000 In gross revenue earned dur inc Fsbruary, $17,762,600. Funeral services were held In St, Louis for Martin Freobenhyser. the last of the famous Swiss bell ringers. He was SJ years old. Representatives S. M. Brinson o the third congressional district of North Carolina died in a hospital at New-jeruJN. C. Providence Edna, a female collie d"e, valued at $3,000. was kiih d when run over by an automobile on Main street. Pawtucket, R. L Walter L. DavU, of ttprlngGehl. M., and Valley Falls. R. I , was (Ouiid guu ty of bigamy in Springl'i'-id on coiiiU.ni. of Miss Grace -M. Deimarais ui Spring field. Stratford police und federal prohibition agents raioeu tne home ot Luui Uanui.J. Charle-i street, Strattord, and coniiscau-d a ten gallon stiii and seven cailoius of moonshine. A poll of tbe six thousand clerks on the Now Haven road on quesiions bear- ng uvon working conuit.ons auu reia- tions with completed. the management Han been The proposal to P 't a farmer on the federal reserve Tioai i'J political, Joh.. it. AliichelL o Miunesoia, a niunt-cr of the ooard, declared in an address at San i-ianciscu. The DuviUe distillery of Belfast ha lodged with town clerk of Duul.n a claim wr ta.UVo.uuu as Us 1 ss in the recenl raid on the Dublin custom house's bond ed stores. Genoa Cofleld, the negro who preferred hanging rather than to s rve fue y.ars for burglary, has changed his mind, us,i has escaped from the jail at Fayette, Ga., where he was awaiting execution. General Bcrenguer, tho Spanish hlcn commissioner in Morocco, will toon visit Mequinez in French Morocco where he .vill Interview President Milelrand of France. Shot twice thronith the .stomach, Peler Wagner of Bridgeport is hovering be tween life and death at St. Vincent's hos pital, Brldgoport, Wagner was shot by two men at a dance. The election of G. Harold Edge. wnoe TOraotion to an associate professorship of fine arts at Harvard was announce, recently as dean of the Harvard School of Architecture, was announced. Kobert Rlne'ing, whoso father and ancles picked the circus as the path to Acalth and fame, has foresworn the tan ork and the sawdust ring for an operatic career. General Perahlng chief of staff of the Vmerican army and commander in chi-f of the American expeditionary forces in France, will visit Montreal May 12 to re ceive an honorary degree of doctor oi laws from McGill university. Christian members of tlie Asbnry Park chamber of commerce have ben asked to resign from that body and to boycott the city's auto dealers if they persist in ex tending the annual automobile show at the casino through Easter Sunday. v. New" England nu.viira.tors urged the house interstate corraiwrce committee to report the W'inslow bill proidvins for ac ouisition of the Cape Cod canal at an es timated cost of $11,500,000 and under which tolls would be free. A North Camhridge. fMnsa.) bonne, believed to have been the rendezvous of a gang led by Karl "Tug" Wilson, yielded a suivply of automofbile tools, hand bags, suit cases, silk shirts, and other wearing apparel when raided by the police. An attempt at iiiil delivery by John Russell of Cleveland, whose criminal re cord contains escapes from Jails in Chi cago and Xew York, was frustrated at t,ie Charles Street jail, Boston, by the dis. . .,. .-. , l,:., 1 Krt 1 - "'" uccn sawed through. An agreement haa been reached on the cruestion of the liquidation of - German property in Polish Upper Silesia, thus making it necessary for Dr. Colander president of the Upper Silesian commis sion, to announce his arbltaration de cision. . Increase In the value of America's for eign trade was reported by the depart ment of commerce. Kxjiorts last month aTsrregated $332,000,000. the hfc:hc' since October. 1921. Ir-iports totaled $2r,f), 000,000, the greatest since December. 1920. With the capture of two alleged young underworld characf rs. Boston icollce and federal narcotic officers said they hal discovered a plot by which one gang of bandits robbed drug, stores to obtain narcotics for us by pother gangs en gaged In more serious crimes. Mr. Robert Grosvenor, wealthy widow and society leader was seriously In lured when- a horse which sh5 was ridinrr in Newport, R. I., took fright and after run ning ftjriously for three mf!"s with .he rider cl1nrlng to Its back, dashed Into a house, throwing her to the pavement. Benny Bevane. Henry nnrvey ind Henry(Lewis Pulford, white residents of Schley county, Ga., were sentenced to serx-e from one to four ytars on the chain ga'ne- for their part in tha lynch ing of Will Jones, a, negro, near L'lla, viMe several weeks ago. The supreme Jdvttclsr court of Massa chusetts handed down an opinion In an swer to questions by the state senate that women are eligible ro hold eleotlve nnd appointive offices and are not excluded from any position from which they were encludea previous to the adoption of tho lSti-ansetidmenV Pk ESiDENT DISAPPROVES Write Congressman Longworth That the Trend Toward . Peace Ought o be More Firmly Established Before Go ing Below the Limitation Agreed Upon at the Interna tional Conference President Harding Also Has Ex pressed the Opinion That Tariff Legislation Should be Given Preference in th; Senate Over ths Soldiers' Bonus. Washington, April 14. President Harding in a letter read today to the hou t urged that the naval supply bill provld for a more adequate enlisted force than 67,000 as fixed by thd appropriation committee. The piesident said he would be greatly disai, pointed as he knew the coun.ry woulii be if the enlisted personnel re duced below 86.0110. the rtgure which r.as been irocostfl ny the "big navy" group. Willie the decision must lie with con gress, the president sail he could only re peat formally what he .a:d informally that ha was persjuded It would not be w'se l.o make fo drastic a cut as proposed in the house bill. The letter, addressed to and resd o the house fcy Ilopreentative longworth. re publican. Ohio, said that a navy a 67. 000 min mipht reached ultimately hut "tho trend toward ipeace and s n-'irity ought to be more firmly esta-Mlshed before going beyond tin- limitations to wh eh we were gladly committed at tho internation al conference. . . The president while not doubting "the good faith of the navy and naval a-i r.t who declared -very emphatlcniy It w.-s im rosible to maintain within the prnsed a--propiation the standard set for the navy at the conference and which was proclaim, ed to the world. The president's letter bearing the date of today, follows: "My Dear Congressman Lororworth : 1 have to acknowledge yonr lecter of 'n riiiiry addressed to me on the tenth lf stant. If I were to addrcsw the conirera formally I could sav only what I have al ready said informally because I am well perwarted that Jt Is not wl-e to mr-ke i" drastic a cut in the naval ar.;.rrv -r-im-.is as has heen proposed on the measuri nov; pendin-r In. the h.-r.w. 'I do tin d-.ul.t the g-vd fr.l'h of lse corrmittee majority in fie" --viriT a sin-a!ie na-y can ho maintainel under th iinr tations fixed in the pending hill, an-l I an heartily in accord with even' eonirt -nt effor to deerK-n the cut In povernmentnl expenditures. t the Fame time I mut believe In the god fahh of the nay de partment and our naval aoviaera who vj- very emphatically that .lt ia Itnoosa'.iile "a maintain, within the propose! nrorn. -na tions, the standard set for our na-vy wh'rli was made the h.'se of the In'Frnatlm.ii conference and which standard wo ha.e proclaimed to the world. 'Of course, the rtechdon must lie wl'n the congress, hut I should nit he frnn i in renlving to your In-uirr if I did not say that I shH be fcT.-atly dia3po!nted, and I believe the counl-y will be greatly dis appointed, if the a rnropriation. to which the navy must and will adhere. Is redVced to the point where the limitation of en ured men and apprentices Is below 000. No presentation of 'he situation, which has come to my notice, has served to niter that opinion. Ultimately, perhaps, the lower flmires pro-osed may be reached and I hone tt will be Tor-srhle through later interrtfltlona! concert but the trend toward peace and security ought to be more firmly e-nsJiifn-ed hnXcre going beyond the limitation lo which we -were pltdly committed at the International conference. "Very truly yonr-. ffl "WARRI5X G. HARDIXG." HARDING PLACES TARIFF AHEAD OF SOLDIER BONUS "Washington April t 14 PresidWn Harding was declared today at the White House to be of the opinion that tariff leg islation should be given precedence in :h-: senate over the soldiers' bonus. Althomjh It was made clearn that the president had received no request from re publican leaders In the senate for advice 9 k to whlnh measure should be. taken up first, it is understood that the views of both the chief executive and the senatorial leaders coincide In this respect. Under present plans the tariff will be taken up in the senate next Thursday while the finance committee takes up the bonus bill with the possibility that it may make radical changes in it as It wa rawed hv the house. hen tne nonus measure has been reported to the senate It will be taken a? for consideration onrm. lulls in the tariff debate. The bonus hill is expected to be ready for senate consid- eration In about a fortnight. MILITARY PREPAREDNESS DISCUSSED IN COMMITTEE -vVasliingttiri. Aprir.14 (By the A. p.). The question of military preparedness arose today in the senate ajiprvpruilions committee during Its consideration of the army appropriation bili. Discussion of tlve subject was fcriet. but senators said the question of a national policy bad grown out of the fight over tiie house re duction in the size of the army. Major General J. "G. Harnord. deputy chief of staff, and Brigadier General Wiiiiam Lassiter, in charge of m.litary operations and tra'ning. appeared before the committee to present the war de-ptc-tment's views on the subject of the house cut, the former insisting that the organization was strained to the break ing point now under the forced reduction of a vear aco. and the latter descrilr.ng the plan adopted by the department for "building up at low expense" the forces required In a national emergency. "If proy.sion is not made tor u'j.vuir j men," said General Hartjord, "then we j who are charged with operation and maintenance ot the work must ask con gress to re-suite for us the mission of the army." ' The statement followed a series of questions by Senator Hitchcock demo crat. Nebraska, who contended that the "European idea" of preparedness Lad been probed wrong by the World war. General iiarbord declared that the tn 'fl States wouid have saved much money i;m which It is now paying interest -I it h-xd been properly prepared for the war. . The work done by the Aarerioan army," he sa-id. was at extraordinary ex pense i.nd "would have availed nothing had not gallant llttie France hd the line until we got our machinery iroins." Mr. Hitchcock urucd that tbe United States had "foo'.vd" nil Europe in getting actively and effectively into the fray m less than a year. . To this the general answered that had the preparation taken place ahead of the declaration of war, Germany "might harva felt different about engaging us." . "We, did. Uj a year, tnso," continued. 86,(1 General Harbord. 'Tut had we livid us to the national defense act. carried crut ;ts terms in good fa.th, we OKrtaim'y e'ouud have saved immcme guiiij tral now en-.er Into the public debt uirjt which we are pams ffi.O'JO.ii'A inter est annual;)'." U-.-ner-ai liaruord prewd toe reed f r oflicers and mtn to uo "what th .ub.:c expects of us." It ia the work 'jjir tr of ihe ac'.ual aniij tunc. '.una ti..! n . ,:f- lite e.tr:i p'C''-"n-l, he u.c.-H. a- .i.-g 'hat c .tigress. '- ii.t ,-.p;iro;.r:j-; :r and oherw!si h:id nv. a ln;r it ce4 swan work was worth whlio, and tl.u: t. army had con i regard 1. vir mifisio-i.' lit reiterated iha: " c-jt down the af-vng'h lo 115nii) a. ; J y tin- h -us- ma:t that ",, !.:- omRWhTe, would havo :o eric-.. ,-':( lo go undone." PLOT lO BOB OlHtfc slir- ' IN . V. IIX.IXI'I.IL viimct New York, April ll-r-lt- f-i-:. sioiuT Lmijrr.t txr .rd-rei all t.r.c-n-t -attains lo "slcu? on ta'.ir ar.i.a" :vf uei.-ctivts lud r.veai.il an iie'i t,,,K of uanult gangsters asti-ma..r;.ii to r c ttices and sato- If.ow tne 'de-ad ltnv" is the down-ujn finu-x-i.l a.-r'.i' n. The order, which f.,JJ a cnfenaioa said to have boon made by 'i -.re l;rr. cnrldge. a nigiit wauWuati. In wlik h t in volved a band of sale crakera and a arirl aco;r.ilice in he rtt-ry ( a--v, n of ici in a sing! 4.'Uiiins last nU.-ht, limned thf (recinot ca.: tains to remain on dj.y virt ually 21 hours a Oa, ! -t'.nj at th.: tiou houses instead of suii.f un.t, u !! uteti the cublom. In a.i iiti .n. Commis-imer L"nr!ht t-n.".jniri!y abolished ti. -l.c- iariU"i iiat, ll.us keejmij on active ou'.y : rmi a week who were bclrtd ;1lJ lur ie,tca o! aLsia.-c. Ai-orisi l'-raiile nnnir - f th' men !3 be availutWe l';r e.-.r.-i i-jlic jaT' ! dJty In :he financial dint net. it -a ra:d. T.e der was to become auve at lu.J.nj'.t ton Ight. I-rec'cc nrlilne was atlll tn custody to night, while p-'lice sourrnt the tnm pher, known a ('ay a former paj of .pris-intr at Sir.f Sin;. "Gay I'.ajy." aocor'Jm to th wat -h--0113 ali-eed confession. n aa ad vance worker for the hand which Use nlsht entered a twenty-story 'r.:ratv- building, cracked rafca on seven floor, and escaned with txty estj-nated a nearly $100,000. Breckenrldge. who first aaiid h had been slugged Into urwonarlr't:ri-a, bound and gagged I y iHe handita later ad mitted that he aid -d them ia their work, the poiice assert. Another robbery -tin added to the long list whlrh detective are tryin to clear up, when John A. II nee. Broadway kill- Informed the jvi.ee tortav that rmnr- lars had rousd him and nil m-lfe frora bed, and romp- 'led :he-r to reveal wliert the family Jewel and cash were k'-pt- The burglara entered the home by third atory window. Hance rec-ort-d, and left by the same route, taking wrth thm sevoral thousand dollars' worth of Jtwclrjr and $200 in cash. SPETER TO CONTINUE HI1 ANTI-FROHIB1TIOX ACTIVITlii New York, April 14. James fiptytr. criticised by Misa Evangeline Booth fot his "wet" activities, will retire a. h'-ad of the executive committee direct. ns tr. Salvation Army's drive for fundn. but will rema n a member of the com-ntttte. This was announced late today at tit end of a meeting attended ,y both ilr, Speyer and Miss Booth, army com mander. Asked by reporters if he would con tinue h:s- anli-prohjjition activities. tl. banker replied : "You bet." Although Mr. Speyer continues on tt. comnvif.i-a. after hav:ng declared l is de termination to continue h i "wet activi ties Miss Booth made U -Vain in a state ment issued after the meeting that tit Salvation Army's position on the hqu'I question "remains unaltered and unalter able." "Whether the nai on Is wet or dry makes no difference," stie said, "f-jr wltn the Salvation Army intoxicating ! iuor li not a question of politics it Is a queatioa uC morals. " MER1UKN POSTOH'H E I I.F.RK BOUND 0t.K TO I. K COURT Hartford, April II. Kingrton J. !--Caithy, a cierk In ttr? Al-nden poat oflicc, was bound over to the suing of the United Stat- court at S'ju'h Nor walk on April 24 by Commit oner Fred eric J. Corbett this aft moon on charg'-fl of delaying iettera and steaimc tire con tents of thesee letter;. Postoflice Insiiector J. E. A. Salllvaa of Boston presented fo the commlraioneT letters addressed to the Pelton l'nbi'.nh Ing company which were used a test by being deposited in the company's bona, and he said that marked $1 bi'la whicl had been in the letters were later found on McCarthy. A statement sa;ned ty McCarthy aiso was offered. In this. It was said by the in---tor, the accused had said he had taken aJout $200 la UK last year and a half. Tbe bond of $1.J was continued. BRYAN ADDRESSED MI:IHI.L SCHOOL OF JOIKVALIBM Chicago April 11. W. J. 'nan, ad dressing fiudtnts of the ;.! hoo". of Journal. m at Nrt!twHTTi I'ni -ersl-.y tonight on nwrpar"r ethier. ''ef; - red t'..t "next greet law we f.fe.1 ia onu making li a criminal offend- f-r a .-nan to writ an editorial on prohibit. -n whue he is drunk." "Some of them I have reid." 1 add-4, "bear unmistakable ti:derR of tangle foot" NEW BATES ROtn IS F.XrEElMnXTIX WITH RADIO New Haven. A!ril 1 4. -S'Vri cxer tr.ents are under y It the New Hst-is road's telegraph di-t i-tni'nt t dt-trrrr.: if the receiving m rd:o ir.exsxi a is f. fic'ei.t when the aerbls are in t'.t rrtcr gixed aone. An experimciita-l tecrtvrtnl act has been erected at tho station hert to receive radio mcssares and to atnrly the effect of high tena'on wires tnay havt upon wireless equipment. It wa stated today that no attempts vUt bo made. a( present -to-send radio rnessage