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NORWICH CONN.; ? MONDAYS OCTOBER : 23, 1 922
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14 LIVES LOST IN FIRE IN
NEW YORK TENEMENT HOUSI
Most of Those Who Perished Were Children Nearly a Score
of Persons Owe Their Lives to Heroic Rescue Work by
17-Year-Old James O'Donnell, a Mechanics' Helper An
Aged Woman Jumped From a Fourth Story Window,
Receiving Probably Fatal Injuries Police Estimate 300
Persons Lived in the Five-Floor Building Authorities
Believe Blaze Was the Work of a Pyromaniac
; CABLED PARAGRAPHS
Turks to Claim Mesopotamia. ' ' . '
: London, Oct. 22. In connection' with
the financial and other discussions of
the coming peace conference it is rey
ported the Turks intend to lay claim to
Mesopotamia. It is asserted that th
Turks are seeking to secure a Fre
loan and political support in exchange
lor on concessions now held 'by British
lips Lost in Morm
In the Baltic Sea
PRESIDENT EITESDS NEAR
EAST RELIEF COMMITTEE
New Tork. Oct. 22. Fourteen per
son. mo.t of them children, lost their
lives early today in a fire, believed by
cry office's to be the work of a ypro
maniao The flames swept with mur
derous suddenness from cellar to attic
of a flve-story brick tenement at Lex
ington avenue and 1 10th street in the
th-kly-populated East Side.
The blaze apparently started in a
t''.'T carriage under the stairs in the
wr hall under almost identical cir-f-jmstanc4
as th recent incendiary fire
.n an upper Woot 81d apaotxnent housf
ihrh resulted in seven deaths, Pi
nuickiv did the flames shoot t brooch
the building that a n timber of the deadjwi'h their children
were foiijid in bed, burned or suffocated
without the slightest ot-postunitj to es
cape. Na'ban Silver and four of his ehil-
n--n were among the victims. Mrs. Sil-1
ver escaped. Mr. and iMrs. Abraham!
Matilsky and Sidney and Catherine Su-
:rmir. brother and sister of Mrs. Ma-j
i:IsIt. also periehed in the flames. I
ants of a six-story tenement house in
Grand street were thrown into near
ianic tonight when flames started
among packing boxes in ihe basement,
fining the building with smoke.
The fire escapes were soon jammed
with frightened women and children,
while others afraid to use the stair
ways, rushed to windows screaming for
help. It seemed that several would
leap to the street when a policeman who
had sent in an alarm, shouted to them
"Don't jump.'' The warning was re
peated by crowds in the street.
Observing two hysterical women on
the second floor fire escape landing
and fearing they
might leap, the policeman climbed to
them and .brought the little ones down
safely. Firemen then arrived and with
a scaling ladder rescued the women,
who would not go back into the build
ing and to the roof as others had done
I thereby escaping over the roof of the
I The blaze was put out before it had
j spread beyond the second "floor.
wh ie on his way b(me. City Marshal!
Joseph I-awnis nt smoke issuing , GOTIATTNG W ITH JAPS FOR
from the hallway of thr. building and StREEXDIB OF VLADIVOSTOK
he ran to the next corner and turned in i -
an a'arm. When he returned the whole! Moscow, Oct. 25.. (By The A. P.)
tu .-idlns. ths cround floor of which is! General Uborevitch of the far eastern
ncrured by stores, was a mass of ; republic's revolutionary army has - be
nzine ami eiit by the stairways was-E negotiations with the Japanese com
cut off. Most of the persons on the
second floor succeeded in making thei
wy down the Are escapes, hot those on
manaer and the Vladivostok consular
Vladivostok Troin; , :Zf " i lia" Allen White. Emporia, Kas.
Washington, Oct 22. Appointment by
President. Harding of a committee of
sponsors, representing every state, terri
tory arid insular possession of the union,
to aid in the extension of Near East re
lief, was announced tonight ' at the
White House. '
The president In appointing - these
sponsors, the AVhtte House announce
ment said, informed them that he de
sired them "to co-operate with the
American Red Cross and the Near East
relief and the co-ordinating ' committee
made up of the heads of the organiza
tions interested in : relief "ansa in the
Near East, of which Will II. Hays is
chairman, in making known to all our
countrymen the great call ' which has
oome out of the Near East to the heart
of the American people." '
, Governors of the various states: terri
tories and insular possessions have been
selected as ' ex-officio members of the
committee, on which more than 150 pri
vate citizens have been named. Of this
number. " the largest number- are from
New York city, and include Mrs. E. H.
Harriman. Most Rev. Patrick J. Hayes,
Thomas tYi-I,amont, Right Rev. William
T. Manning, Henry Morgenthau. Frank
A. Munsey, John -ID. Rockefeller, Jr.,
Franklin D. Roosevelt. Elihu- Root. John
D. Ryan, Mortimer L. Schiff. Melville E.
Stone, Oscar S. Strauss. Mrs. Frank A.
Vanderlip. George. E. Vincent, George
W. Wickersham and Rabbi Stephen 5.
i Among other members of the commit
tee are Col. Louis R. Cheney, Hartford :
James M. Cox. Dayton, O. : Josephus
Daniels. Raleigh, X. C. ; Charles W.
Eliot. Cambridge, Mass..; Dr. W. H. T.
Faunce, Provfdence ; Edward A. Filene.
Roston : Edsel Ford, Detroit, Samuel
Gompera. Washington; Major General
James G. Harbord. . Washington ; Secre,
A. Lawrence Lowell, Cambridge,
Mass. ; W. H. St. John, Hartford, Conn. ;
John Wanamaker, Philadelphia, and WU-
Two Russian Armored Cruis
,' ers and Several Other Ves-
seis. ,.; ,
Riga, .Oct. . 21 (By .the A. P.) Tne
Russian armored cruisers Rossiya and
Cromoboi and 'several ' other vessels
have been lest in a storm in the 'Baltic
the upper floor had to battle through ! eaJ'y tne viet government from China.'
mn and flames pouring out of the
Several tenants perched en upper
nory windows threatened to Jump but
were prevailed won by firemen to re
rri.n until ladders conUl tie raised to
take ihrm down. One aged w roan,
Mr Mary Inglass. disregarded the
warning and leaped from the fourth
flwr. rece.ving Injuries which probably
Tna despatches say that the Ameri
can consul handed General Uborevitch a
note requesting him to guarantee - the
personal safety of American citizens.
Similar requests were made on behalf
of the British and Japanese consulates,
and the safety of foreigners and of prop
erty, was assured by General Uborevitch
on condition that the red army be allow
ed to enter Vladivostok immediately.
Additional advices to the government
'.. w... -v. '. " .. sa' 'he red army encountered Japanese
the eecond floor and preparing to fight ',,HnT ,he -carswaia which were
h-.r war to ths one above, the third ; ' r;CpreS,t1,;;rs of
... . , "ne Jupanest command reached Okean-
r.onr rollapeed. but not before
roar had sent the firemen
, .""jeliala Frida and warned the far eastern
'troops to retreat four miles to the north
yearly a score of persons owe their!
lives to 17-year-old James O'Donnell, ai
mechanics' Helper, who was eatins atj
a restaurant in the vicinity when he
tieard a woman cry for help. Runninz
to the street he saw. the woman lean
ng out of the window oa the second
floir of the burning tenement with two
rea!l children by her side. The young
man clamAnTed on the sill of a store
window, jumped and caught a swinging
't-n and pull'd himself up to the win
dow. He led the three frightened ten
ants dwn the fire escape to the street
and thn ran hark and rescued tfrfi wol
man''? l-mor.t. ba" .-. who was asleep
;n a rr Later he went to tUe roof
"f an adjoin ng building and by throw
mr a bvtrrl over the alley gyur. mad.;
it possible for a number of tenants, AV
who seemingly had been rut off from :
tsrape on the roof, to cross In .afoty.
j oi v'KeanKia.
The oespatches assert that disorders
broke out 4rr -various part sof Vladivos
tok in connection with the Japanest re
treat and that the American consulate
sent word later to General Uborevitch
that the Americans . were . impattently
awaiting the far eastern trooos to restori.
A government announcement, savs
great danger threatens communists,
workmen . and far eastern sympathisers
who arc in prisons at the hands of the
remaining whit guard bands. The gov
ernment declares responsibility for any
excesses will rest entirely upon the Jap
anese command, which is retarding the
entry into Vladivostok of Russian red
The Rossiya was a 12,195 ton vessel
and the Gromobo! a ship of 13,430 tons.
The former had a length of 4 80 feet
and the latter of 472 feet. The Rossiya
was laid down at the Ealtic works 'lr.
1893 and completed in lg9g and the
uromoboi was started in I89S and com
pleted in 1901. , Both vessels had a
speed of about twenty knots. The Ros
siya in r-re-wars days had a comple
ment or &33 men and the Cromoboi 86S
The Gromoiboi was scuttled y a mu
tinons crew at Kronstadt in Xovmber,
1920. It is probable that she was later
raised and repaired. The Rossiya (aHo
known as the Rossia) was said to have
.participated in the Kronstadt mutiny m
i nc winter oi ia-1.
DEATH OF JAMEfi l.KWIS COfflES.
"FATHER OF THE PARCEL POST
Weekly Review of
Gain' in Prices for Farm Prod
ucts Overshadow Other Im
portant Industrial Factors.
Enver Pasha, forme Twrkiaa war min
ister, is In excellent health at San
markand, but he has given up his strug
gle against the Soviets.
The plea of Emit Sehatt to tm) stats
board of pardons, for commutation of
death sentence to lifo Imprisonment, wa
denied bjr ths board. .
Five Mesons haro boeo killed. to
seriously Injured andS slightly hurt In
automobile accidents in .Lawrence, Mass.,
In the past month. - ' ; '
hTew York. Oct. 22. (By the A. P.)
Developments of the past week in in
dustry and finance are encouraging In
many' respects, wholesale and retail ac
tivity in particauly increased perceptibly,
being' partly stimulated by the cooler
weather. Continued strength in prices
for farm products, however, overshadows
for the moment other important indus
Although cotton growers have sold the
staple heavily, excellent buying by the
foreign and domestic trade has given the
market the needed support. A tardy
awakening on the part of spinners to the
fact that a real shortage may have to
be faced later on, it is pointed out, is
responsible for much of the present ac
tive demand. Cotton futures at 23 cents
a pound or better are selling at the high
est levels since the commencement of
drastic deflection In 1920. The effect on
the south's purchasing power already is
Prevailing grain prices also contrast
sharply with the recent low levels and
with prices of a year ago. While fears of
Hartford. Oct. 22. Word was reeeiv-i "r in the Xc-ar East gave the mir
ed' here today of the death of James ktt Its fir8t impetus, continued strength
Lew:s CowleB, formerly - of this city, since the smoothing out of the difficulties
well, known writer on postal and rail-1 in that situation indicate a healthy sta-
road problems, at Richmond, Va., thi.i j tistical position. Reports of shortages!) Kroulj-"j.jst sensible lengths
morning. Mr. Cowler was known as the abroad have been an important factor Inf. . , .
"Father of the Parcel Pot" because of the market of late. This has offsetI
his untiring work in advocating itil heavy marketing of grain which has gone
adoption. jon apace in the face of a shortage of rail-
Mr.- Cowles for years was recognized road cars. With wheat close to 11.15 a
One Of the leading authorities On . V,liet at rhientro the farmer is iretlln-r
Trank B. of Wahin-ten. D. C
president of the Associated Press, paid
his respects to Prince Hirohlto, the re
gent, at the Imperial palace, Tokio.
Harold F. McCormick. the Chieaco
harvester king, .has rejotned his daugh
ter, Mathilde. and her fiance. Max user,
the Swiss riding master, on St. Tctcr's
Island in Lake Bicnne. Switzerland.
The body ot Charles T. gtraiace. of
Concord, X. H., who disappeared on Feb
ruary 1, 1921, was found in the woods Is
the rear ot the city reservoir, by EasB
French, a hunter.
More than ISO Irian Renablieaa raiders
held up a freight train at KlHoom, be
tween Alhlone and Roscommon, looting
tight cars and getting away dear with
The new Tnrkiah milMary governor of
Eastern Thrace, Rafet Pasha, has given
assurances to the allied cenerals that the
Kemallst gendaramie and army rfill com
mit no excesses upon taking over the pro
vince, but will strive to preserve order.
Bkirts oot at the knee, not oa the
Inches from the shoe, soles" are recom
mended by members of the New York
City Federation of Women's Clubs, with
a membership of more than 10.000.
postal problems in the country. Al
though he never held any official posi
tion, his influence, through his writings
in various periodicals, was so great thati
the .passage of the nareel not teiwilii-'
tion was in large measure ascribed to
him. He advocated its adoption
throughout the country and its adoption
was considered almost a personal triumph.-
Mr. Cowles was born in Farmington,
Conn., in 1843 and was graduated from
Yale in 1866, He was admitted to the
DEATH DF DR. LYW1AH ABBOTT
CLERGVMAH, LAVYER. AUTHOR
Would ftave Been 87 Years Old Next December Suffered
an Acute Attack of Bronchitis Last Summer, From
Which He Never Fully Recovered Succeeded Henry
Ward Beecher as Pastor of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn
Had Been Editor-in-Chief of The Outlook.
GERMANY RESEXTS FRENCH I Connecticut bar, two years later but
rLAX FOR REPARATIONS I never practiced law. He became inter-
.-3t.L-u in annus crvic prooiems ana ae-
AMKRICAN CRUISER HAS
ARRIVED AT VLADIVOSTOK
William Conner. 22. who -llvis with Moscow. Oct. 22. (By The A. P.)
.., ,.-.. ...., ... ,...,. ,.. , ., American cruiser Sacramento
um-o nuiia. up. aim rescwo, a num- arrived at Vladivostok
rier ot persons imm tne miro noor. n-,-iud
Mrs. Silver. He was badly
Berlin, Oct. 22 (By the A. P.). The
plan submitted by I-ouis Barthou. French
representative on the reparations com
mission, as a. solution for Germany's
financial difficulties and for placing the
country in a position to meet her repara
tions payments is sharply attacked bi
sections of the press which declare it to
be an overt assault on the sovereignty of
the German republic.
"Democracy, self determination, tho
parliamentary system and all state sove
reignty would vanish if the French plan
is put into execution," says the Vossische
Zeitung, which views the scheme as an
attempt to; place Germany under rigorous
financial guardianship. This newspaper
believes the proposed procedure wonld be
productive of much internal embltter
ment. political convulsions and economic
disorder, and would "result in a dollar
exchange rate Tf from five to ten thou
sand marks and In the end would fail to
accomplish the desired result yield rep
'A new reparations crisis Is at hand."
says the Kreuzzettunc;. which believes
the - French government' in the present
move is delihejrately planning "economic
blackmail" of Germany, especially as M.
Barthou s memorial provides for "far
flung supervision," to which the federat
ed states as such would be subjected.
while the reichbank's autonomy, which
was established at the entente's behest,
would be automatteatiy annulled.
hqrned when a gust of flame tburned
the clotti ng from his back as he was
walking down the firs escape with a
woman in his arms.
' Everything points to the fire hcin2
of incendiary origin." Assistant District
.Attorney Hennis. who is conducting an
nTestiKStion. said tonight, Mr. Tfennis,
one of the first officials to visit the
erne while the tlso was in progress,
has no'ed ths marked similarity be
tween today's fire and that in a West
Side apartment house several weeks
o, when soven persons were burnd to
At that time, in a doorway next to
ihe bundiiH! humM. a tenant reported
thst hist ti'fore the fir, he had di
overed a biasing baby carriage In the
hall He extinguished It. and ss he dirt
aw a man. unknown to h:m, come
from the pasag to Ihe cellar. He
ipiMtlnned tha strang'r and the latter
"I Jat thnught there might e fire,
o I came to see." Then he disa.p-iearrd.
The charred frame of a htbv carriage
a found today In ths ruins of the
buildinar h'r fourteen persons lost
their lives. Tart of the Investigation
hinge upon the uncanny tiahy carriage
Tsvlrab drivers, lonnglng In their
machines at the cnrhlns In the esrly
mnrnln hours. turned lxty-mtle-an-hmie
Samaritan during the tire. Scores
. ef them iput their rb at the disposal
of the pollre In d'spatrhlna; ths Injured
t hospitals. Iter they were com
mandeered to bring relatlwe to the
mort-u-. where the bodies of ths dead
w ere lying.
In r,n morsTje, Toward Tins hurried
to the body of his flsncee. Sarah Hllver,
and Identified It when others had fail
ed to so. A narty had been (planned
in ths flat today. ' sr which the engage
ment was to hara. been announced.
Mis Silver, survivor say. had once
r-sssxl the danger point In the hallwav
on hr way to safety, when ahe return
ed to her room for her engacmnt
f C In A moment the flames Hocked
I" corridor. Ms silver Jumped from
window. Ehs died of a fractured
Police estimate that 300 persons lhred
in the five-floor bwidinr. Many tf
tnern tost stl they had In the fire. re
lief committee Is tonight mak'ing pro
vlsien for the ear of the homsleia and
Trovkflnr them with temporary funds
rrnm pontic eoileortons.
Thai card en the bedstead of Fred
Rtrokkar. who i re-w.i Ing In the hos
pital frmn the afreets of smoke, hears a
notation that make htm one of the he
roe nf the flrw.
"Ho v1 the ttrew of etarhteen pr-ow-
the notation a.rs. Tt la signed
h-r Patsvjhnan Cash, who was on duty at.
:ho nlasa. StroWcaeh mtd nothing about
The vessel was
snt there at the request ot the American
It is reported that disorders have been
In progress In various parts of the city.
The Soviets blame tho Japanese for
ARE- TERRORIZING POPULATION
THROUGHOUT EASTERN THRACE
rr tawtc rw another
TEtAMniVT HOCSI FIRE
Wesr. T5eX Oct. 2t WMK. tho -HtS
Constantinople, Oct. 22 (By the A.
P.) Hands . of organized Comltadiis
and armed Irregulars are operating
throughout eastern Thrace, according to
British information. They have enter
ed largely through the neighborhood of
Tlrnovo nnd Mldla and are terrorl.lng
the local populations everywhere.
A Turkish band of two hundred at
tacked Greek refugee on tha , road
nrar Halroboll last night and killed
twenty of them and robbed their wag
ons and scattered the refuge column,
The British, are endeavoring to keen pa
trols in tha vicinity of all large bodlee
of moving refugees, but this is a most
difficult task owing to the extent of
the country to be covered.
Ths British forces at Rodosto bars
estaei snea a cordon around the town
and are refusing entry to the refugee
colnmns until the 25,000 gathered there
hava been evacuated. Evacuation is a
large problem at Rodosto, as most of
tne un nit i an populations from the dis
trict south of Adrlanople must depart
oy wy ot uio city owing to the Inv
possibility of crossing tha Marltra
CHRISTIAN BUSINESS MEN'S
FEDERATION HAS BEEN FORMED
Kansas City. Mo Oct. 2. Formation
of the Christian Business Men's federa.
tion, the announced aim of which is "to
assist men in searching out and applying
the laws of God in all commercial rela
tions.." was accomplished today by an
enthusiastic body of leaders in religious
thought. The organisation adopted a
constitution and by-laws and ejected of.
fleers. The federation recommended De
troit as tho first meeting place.
The officers are: President, Charles H.
Watts Philadelphia; vice president, Al
bert Wood, Detroit : secretary. Francis
J. (table. Kansas City ; treasurer, David
Walter Osie, few Tork.
A statement of principles adopted says
In part :
"living service, rather than personal
gain, shall be the keynote of our com
"The golden rule: 'As ye would that
men should do to you. do ye also to
them.' shall be fundamental in our deal
ings with all people.
"In nil meetings of this federation' a
chair shall be reserved for Jesus Chris
tial, the unseen guest, whom , we .acknow
ledge to be the direct head of our work.,
"In all cases where the rule of action
is In doubt, the matter shall be submit
ted In prayer to the holy spirit, with the
center thought "What would Jesus do?'"
voted his life to writing on them, con
tributing to many periodicals. He
wrote on railroad problems, the post of
fice, municipal government, public own
ership and other allied topics.
His intense interest in the post office
resulted in his founding the Postal
Progress League of - Massachusetts in
1902 and he World Postal league in
1914. He was the author of "General
Freight and Passenger Post." He was
also a member of the Connecticut Re
form club and the Com-bden club, of
Mr. Cowler married Miss Mariha
Gwaltney, of Georgia in 1S79. .. Mrs
i.owies aiea in isaj. ; He leaves one
daughter, Genevieve Almada Cowles,
an artist, known for her painting at
the Wethersfield state prison depicting
Brojicai scene. '
Mr. Cowler' home address was 136
2 West 15th street. New York city. He
was 79 years old.-
NATIONALIST TURKS WOULD
SADDLE GREECE WITH DEBT
London, Oct. 22. The Angora na
tionalists, in their repudiation of- the
Ottoman government's debt, suggest
that as. Greece, was acting for the pow
ers and was responsible lor most of the
devastation in Asia-Minor, the whole of
this debt should be transferred to the
shoulders of Ureece and that Turkey
would waive any further indemnity
from Greece, says a Reuter despatch
It is also proposed, the despatch adds.
to make regulations controlling foreign
Dustness nouses. In addition to insist
ing that foreign firms shall keep books
in Turkish and employ a percentage of
Turks, the nationalists stipulate that
henceforth no concession shall be given
to any but Ottoman subjects, who shall
retain a controlling influence over im
ported capital. The despatch declares
that if such measures are admitted at
the peace conference, they will estrange
all foreign trade.
Adespatch to the London Times from
Constantinople, October 20, said the
Angora government, in a note to the Ot
toman public debt administration and
tho Ottoman bank, had declared that all
conventions, treaties,-contracts and de
crees of the sultan since March 16, 1920.
were regarded by the Kemalists as null
around J1.00 a bushel, while he may
not realize any great profit at this fig
ure, the fact that he is receiving nearly
twice as much for corn as a year ago
and that other farm products have arisen
attests the improvement of his position
as compared with a year ago.
Now that fuel supplies are plentiful
and the transportation situation Is no
longer menacing, sales of finished steel
are smaller and the demand for prompt
delivery is less insistent. The- industry
has made up all the ground lost In the
late summer and the trend is toward
quieter conditions with prices working
lower. Operations are being carried on
at a rate close to the high for the year
75 per cent., of capacity.- Steel has
piled up at the mills on account of lack
of transport, but the volume 1. small as
compared with the middle of 1920. Coal
output meanwhile increased somewhat
during the past week. Bituminous coal
is being mined at the rate of 10,000,000
tons a week and anthracite production
continues at approximately 2,000.0o'J
tons. While total output is perhaps less
than required for construction and build
ing up of stocks, danger of suffering
fri passible" shortage, has eased. De
clining fuel prices Indicate the easier sit
Car loadings for the week ended October
7. the latest date, for which figures are
available, show a falling off as compared
with the previous, week, but are largely
in excess of last year and are close to
the high record of 1920. Although a
decrease in merchandise and miscel
laneous loading was largely responsible
for the lower total, this does not mean
a slump in business. It indicates rather
inability of shippers to obtain cars. Idle
equipment has not practically disappear
ed, and loadings for the current week
are expected to establish a new high re
cord. While the federal reserve system's
weekly statement indicates discounting
by interior banks to obtain funds for (
the movement of crops, bankers report
an increasing supply of money coming in
from the interior to this market. It
seems therefore that there Is no immedi
ate tightening in the general money sit
uation in prospect. Commercial paper
rates show a seasonal tendency to hard
en. Although September trade returns oc
casioned surprise in many quarters which
had been predicting a flood of imports to
beat the new tariff rates, it is pointed
i out that much of this advance importa
tion came in August. As it was, im
ports for the month decreased J40.000.
000 as compared with the previous
month. . Exports rose J15.000.000. but
they are still some JS, 000,000 below a
Louis H. F.aker. a retired official of the
United Shoe Machinery company, of Bev
erly, Mass., was killed when an automo
bile ran up on the sidewalk on Cabot
street and crushed hinv against a build
Walter Soeolow ws eonvirted In Bal
timore of the murdt r of William B. Nor
ris in a daylight holdup in Baltimore last
May 18. He was found guilty of mur
der in the first degree without capital
punishment. -. '
Elmer Scliletaenoer. former counsel for
the United States shipping board. Is de
fendant in a suit, for divorce filed in the
superior court in-Chicago by Mrs. Hallie
G. Schlessinger. Incompatibility of tem
perament is given as cause of the es
Sir Paul and Lady Dnkes. who was
formerly Mrs. Ogden I. Mills, are hap
pily ensconced in the Paris home of her
mother, Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, who
warmly greeted them whfsn they reached
there on their honeymoon trip Irom Isew
New Tork, Oct. 12. Dr. Lyman Ab
bott, editor-in-chief of The - Outlook,
with which he had been associated
nearly 40 years; clergyman, lawyer, au
tho rand successor to . Henrjr Ward
r.eechcr as pastor of Plymouth church.
Brooklyn., died today. He would have
been si 7 next Decemoer. When the end
cam his four sons and two daughters
were at the bedsid.
Mr. Abbott suffered a eere attack
of brnnchiti at h! rountry home s
Cornwll-on-the-Hudnn last summer.
from which he nevr fully recovered. H
returned to his city home two weeks
Rev. Lyman Abbott. P. T) was one of
the most active leaders in many avenues
nf religious and civic thought In the
United States As preacher. ditor. au
thor and theologian he exhibits a qual
ity of character which Impressed it self
on all who csme in contact with him. a
j singular poise and serenity of spirit.
In his early youth sfter graduation
from the University of the C ity of New
York, he studied law and was admitted
to the bar, and afterwards rrarticed in
partnership wilh his brothers. I'.cnjamin
V. and Aystin Abbott. Giving up the
law for theolnyy, he f-trgdird for the
ministry of the Congregational church
with his unc, S. C. Abbott, and was
ordained at Farmington, Me.. In 1S60.
His first charge was in Terre Haute.
Ind., where he remained five years.
As editor of The Christian Union,
which was later to be known as The
Outlook, his work. In association with
that of Rev. Henry Ward Iteecher.
marked him as a man of great promise
and one who saw religion, not too nar
rowly conventionalized, bnt overlapping
an dsniritualixin? many of the social ar.4
civil problems of the time.
After the ' death of Mr. Beecher. Dr.
Abbott became pastor of Plymouth
church. In Brooklyn, where his predece;
sor had earned fame as one of the fore
most pulpit orators in America. He was
Installed In Plymouth church Jan. II.
1890. and remained in charge until 1899
when he resigned. He published a life
of Henry Ward Beecher and a volume
of his sermons.
In Dr. Abbott's work as editor of The
Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Holt of Now
York, announced the approaching marri
age of their daughter, Winifred, well
known as a worker among the blind, to
Rufus Graves Mather. who has been en
gaged in research work In Europe for a
number o f years.
As Henry Harley. collector for chain
grocery store company, in Boston, was
passing an alley on Dartmouth street.
South End, two young men snatched his
money bag and fled. Company officials
estimated that the valise contained be
tween ?3,000 and r5,000.
Grill MAX SCIENTIST HAS
INVENTED A TICKLESS CLOCK
Rerun, Oct, ! (By the A. P.) Tho
tlckleas clock Is one of the boons prom
ised human'ty through the discovery of
a German scientist who has been delv
ing .In the field of oscillation. A se
lected audience of government officials,
scientists and- newspapermen today
witnessed a demonstration -of inventions
of this .nature perfected by an engineer,
Hcinrlch Schlefersteln, head of the la
boratorlum Fuer Schwingungsterchnik
A noiseless timepiece, ' which operates
without a lever, was one ,pf a number
ot specimens Schieferwuin used to show
the technical .importance -of oscillating
Power for high speed power engines
and In the propulsion . of ships, air
planes and gliders. A German-Ameri
can corporation nas . Deen . lounded In
lierlln for the purpose 0f wide-world
exploitation of these discoveries.' Fred'
A. Britten, of minors, an American
congressman is .said to be actively in
terested in the Invention.
Todays demonstration was featured
hy the use of an oscillating motor,
which Is claimed to be the first syn-chrom-sing
motor perfected, producing
vibrations of a connected flap or disc
aynchroniouslr with the movements of
tho motor. The promoters contend T-it
the inventions mean a great saving In
Schief ersfom hit upon his new idea
through studying the manner in which
tho oncUl&fnnc ejurrerrts ' In wirele-ss
OFFICERS ELECTED BT
ZIONIST REGIONAL UNION
Bridgeport. Oct. 22. The annual state
convention of the Zionist Regional union
wos held here today with more than 208
delegates In Rttendance. The Keren
Hayerod drive for J2S0.000 for the state
for tho rehabilitation, of Palestine was
launched and a state executive commit
tee was appointed to conduct it. s
The following officers, were elected:
President. Rabbi L. Spits of New Haven
vice chairmen. Dr.. H. A. Newman.
Bridgeport. Reuben Haylcr, Hartford
Samuel Kaplan. New Britain. Charles
Rosenfrnrten, Waterbury. and Joseph Ad
ler. Stamford ; treasurer. Dr. Maurice
Dunn. New Britain ;. secretary, Abraham
Goldstein. Hartford: advisory director
Isaac Carmel, Hartford ; . director of
Young Judea, Rabbi Max Ant, Stam
ford. ...... ..
DEFENDERS OF VLADIVOSTOK.
FLEE BEFORE SOVIETS
Vladivostok, Oct. !2 (By the A. P.).
The curtain has been rung down on the
last scene of the Russian revolution.
Those who defended this last outpost of
opposition to the Soviets are departing.
A few hundred persons have been killed,
and the people are sitting back waiting
for their new rulers, the soviet leaders
of the far eastern republic, or Chita
government, as it Is called, to arrive.
The White Guards ot the Vladivostok,
government fought desperately from Oct.
S, the day they came in contact with tb
soviet forces at Spasek, until nearly two
weeks later the Reds utterly defeated
them and forced them to cross the Man
churian frontier. ' - ,
The men who bore the brunt ot the
fighting were soldiers who had retreated
from the Volga river to this last strong
hold of the White Guards.
Vladivostok sent to General Dlederichs
only 176 men in reply to his call for re
inforcements, which led the dictator to
"Where are the sacrifices which were
to be made, for brethren who for two
years have borne the cross which was
laid oh Russia for the sins of all?"
TROLLEY STRUCK MEN
FIXING THEIR AUTOMOBrLE
Federal Judge Arthur - L. Brews in
Providence, R. I., denied the application
of Roland R. Pothier, Central Falls,
former army sergeant, accused of wil
fully murdering Major Alexander P.
Cronkhlte at Camp Lewis, Wash., Oct.
25, 1918, for bail.
Tho few members of the First Chare's
of Christ, spiritualist, Newark, N. J.,
who have retained their active member
ship since the disappearance of their
pastor, Mrs. Olice Sedille. two weeks ago,
met In an endeavor to determine the fu
ture of the congregation.
Outlook, in which he was associated In
his long career with many famous men.
Including Theodore Roosevelt, he sought
to interpret the different orders of politi
cal organiMtions from tho ChrisT-as
Thoee who were near hlra during this
nan of his life say that extraordinary
working power was one of bis chief
rhsrscterist.es. Mod era 'Inn aad sanity
wero the chief notes of his temperament
snd attitude. e commanded attention
hy his transparent sincerity snd by a
gift ot clear irsnasivr statement.
The ran r- f Dr. Ahhoirs connection
with civic enterprises was very wide; no
had Intimate aanrtation with betterment
work In many fields. He held office in st
! score of organisations for city,
state and national, and eves Internal tawi
al reform, and wn actively interested in
many others, including societies foe
cnim. civil snd .r:on reform, ehirtiy
organizations. forir- associations, ard
the American Rfd Cross society.
Ir. Ahhntt was known not only to his
friends and co-workers but to th- publ'e
as well as a rational opl mtrt; cms no
sees clearly present obstacles and evi.s
but is confident that the creative forces
in society are making for ths freedom
snd hspplnerr uf nian. and must pre
atl The ardor fi.r spsi'ual aHiievemtnt
kept him always at hi-h po.nts ef ob
servation snj ern'a-ns m a measure (ha
harmony he was able lo establish be
tween himself and his work, which was
prodigious for a man of slight physltrao
and small muscular strength.
Before start ins on what might Lo
called his ministerial career, h. in col
laboration with his brother, wrote two
novels, "Cone-Cut Comers" and "Mathew
His most irarvirtant volumes are Ths
Result of Ivmanclnation in tho United
States." "Old Testament Shadows of New
Testament Truths' "A layman's Story,"
"Dictionary of Religious Knowledpe."
"A Study in Human Nature." The
Theology of an Evolutionist." "The Evo
lution of Christianity." "Social Problems'
and "Problems of Life."
The following saying I at once w5deiy
quoted and characteristic cf him: "He
who denies the Brotherhood of Man Is as
much an infidel as he who denies the
Fatherhood of God."
Dr. Abbott was born la ROTbnry,
Mass., Dec 18, 1533. Jn 1517 be married
Abby Frances Hamlin, who died In 1907.
By her Dr. -Abbott had six children, two
of whom. Kmest II. and Lawrence K.,
were associated with him in the manage
ment cf The Outlook.
' TAX-EXEMPT SECURITIES
Bath. Me., people saw their . first
launching of the year Saturday, when
lightship No. 106 was launched at the
Bath Iron Works, Ltd. This is the first
of five steel lightships for the depart-!
ment of commerce, and is 80 per cent
New Haven, Oct. 22.0ne New York
man was fatally injured and others
were seriously . injured just outside of
North Haven late tonight, when , a trol
ley car loomed out of the fog and
struck them as they were fixing their
machine which had stalled on the
tracks. The dejri man has not been
identified. Police gave the names of
the other two men as James Boyle,
2921 Lexington " avenue. and James
Mulqueen, 24 East 134th street, - New
"Pwo of the injured men were re
moved to JtfW Haven hospitals where
they were still unconscious at a late
Wiour .tonight. The third man died
shortly after arriving at the New Ha
.ven hospital. No arrests were made
and the exact cause of the accident has
not been learned.
Lientemant Walter Htnton. the Amer
ican aviator flying from New York to
Rio Janeiro, may have to spend somn
time in Port of Spain, Trinidad awaitinc
the arrival of a new propellor for which
he has cabled to take the place of the
one damaged in the flight there from
Lloyd George has a keen desire to visit
the United States and was pleased when
he .read news despatches carrying the an
nouncement of James J. Davis, Ameri
can secretary of labor, that the Ameri
can Gorsedd, a Welsh society, had invia
ed him to cross the Atlantic for an ex
Washington, Oct. 22 (By the A. P.).
Adoption of the pending resolution pro
posing a constitutional amendment put
ting an end to the issuinr of tax-exempt
securities will be urged upon congress
at its short session, it was stated today
by hieh fiscal officers of the administra
tion. They declared the question cf tax-
free bonds- was the most Important not
alone of the national tax problems but of
some of the industrial ones as well.
It was indicated that the proposed
legislation would have the full support
of the administration. President Hard
ing was expected to renew In his annual
message to congress in December "his
recommendations for such a change In
the organic law. Sicretary Mellon and
other treasury' officials also were pre
pared to reiterate their support of the
With capital in ever increasing quanti
ties seeking iavestment in tax-free se
curities, fiscal officers said the situation
had reached the point where a remedy
not only was desirable but necessary.
Aside from the loss in taxation to both
the federal and state governments, it was
stated that normal' development of In
dustry was retarded through inability to
attract wealth at anything like reason
able interest charges.
Another element in the situation upon
which emphasis was laid was the induce
ment which it was claimed was held out
to ' the municipalities and other sub
divisions nf the states to issue securities
beyond their normal needs, thus piling
up such large public indebtedness, it was
declared, that already in some cases
credit was being strained and unneces
sary burdens placed upon the taxpayer.
Treasury officers have estimated that
for the past several years state and mu
nicipal bonds to the amount of a billion
dollars annually have been issued, with
the total tax-exempt bonds now out
standing around twelve billions of dol
lars. Other estimates place tho total as
high as fifteen billions.
ALL VESSELS MUST BE "DRT"
ENTERING THREE-MILE LUUT
STUDENT SHOT DURTNIS '
ARGUMENT WITH WATCHMAN
to.;EaiJBV-traiaratl - eeegy- to -e - other. -
Findlsy, Ohio, Oct. 2!. Theodore
Reissing. of Grand Rapids, ' Mich., a
OBSERVANCE OF K VY jur 1 ac ln w1 Micmgan.
.1 was, shot in the side at Garey. near
Wa--shinirtnn Oct '115VWo o.. nere today; durin
will l,e iHt-nn nalinn.wl.
man- ana a - party or Michigan
students returning from the Ohio State
i Michigan football- game- at Columlbus.
on a train
an argument be-
Eiven nat on-w de nlrv, " ""u"-" "i"1' mgnt
"Navy day" under plans announced to-i ,. "
night by the.navy department. U." J,
cilAAilnM kihj. . to . . ' -i'C"ikhii I uui uan game hi
Selection of the birthday of Theodore i Thp was discharged acci
Roosevelt, as the name day of the navv , Z ". a '?'-cr'arspn, a"'
. ,,,., . ., ,f ',- lnc n,v was said, and he was paced
was suggested by the Navy league of the for Ann Arbor, tonight after
United States. Twenty-one governors
mayors of most of the principal cities
and more than seventy colleges and uni
versities have endorsed the plan and re
ported preparation for local observance.
, The navy will hold "open house'' In
all shore stations and vessels in port, in
cluding every ship near enough to shore
to arrive, by Fr'iday,
had'-been . extracted.
Reissing and twenty other Michigan
students had ' been arrested by Greer,
no said, for taking articles from a res
taurant for souvenirs. He was attempt
ing to control them when the gun-was
accidentally . discharged he declared.
Charged .. with disorderly conduct, - the
students were fined a total of 8110
CLEMEN CEAU WILL VISIT
PRINCIPAL CITIES OF EAST
New York, Oct. 22. Georges Clemesv-
ceau, war premier of France, will visit
principal cities in the east and middle
west during his tour of the United States
n November and December, according to
i schedule made public today by the
council on foreign relations, under whose
auspices he is coming to this country.
The French statesman wul sail on Nov.
11, Armistice day. and is expected to
reach New York Nov. 18, where he will
be heard in his first address. A tentative
schedule calls for- speeches in Boston.
Chicago. Kansas City. New' Orleans and
Washington. It is possible that his
itinerary also will include visits to At
lanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Mon
Visits to the White House. Mount. Ver
non. Washington's home, and to former
President Wilson, his associate at the
Pialris peacev conference, are on the calen
dar for Clemcnccau's stay in the capital.
Bridgeport. Oct. 22. Charles Wilson,
agent for the Lehigh Valley Coal com
pany in New England, died at his home
here today after an attack of acute in
digestion. He was a 32nd degree Ma
son and, had returned . from ' a Shriners'
meeting last night when he -became ili.
He was 66 years o.d. He leaves his
A thoroogh airing of all charges
against his office will be demanded.
Charlos F. Clyne, United States district
attorney in Chicago said, after studying
the report made by Edgar S. Tolman
and John R. Montgomery, special investi
gators of affairs of tho federal prosecut
ors office. :
Where it has boon possible to make
comparisons, more malnutrition has been
discovered in the homes of the well-to-do
than in the homes of the poor. Dr. Wil
liam R. P.' Emerson of Boston told the
New Jersey tuberculosis league at the
final session of its annual meeting In
Newark, N. J. 1
HALL-MILLS MURDER CASK
TO COME BEFORE JURY TODAY
Associate Justice William K. Day of
the Supreme Court has decided definitely
to resign from the bench ; in view of his
duties as umpire in the German-American,
claims negotiations, and is expected
to formally present his resignation as a
justice to President Harding early: this
Searching for American leaders of an
International bootleg ring, New York, po
lice chased an automobile from a Hudson
River pier, through the' West Side, halt
ing it after seriously wounding one of its
four occupants. In the car police said
they found. fifteen bags of bootleg li
quor. N ,
: Flapper frocks worn by the lT-yes,
old wife of Abraham Allie infuriated
him so, she charged in Bridge Plaza
court, New York, that when he returned
home Friday he beat her with a can
delabra threw 37 piece nf their c'oina
dinner set at her, then tried to hurl her
out the window.
Xcw Rrunswick. Oct. 22. A few hours
before the carefully guarded evidence
gathered in the five weeks since the tnur-
oer ot tne Rev. Edward Wheeler rial!
jand the choir-singer. Mrs. Eleanor Rein-
uAiui ..nits, was scneauica lo be pre
sented to the g-rand jury of Somerset
county,- sitting tomorrow at, Somerrille.
official confirmation that the case would
come before that body was lecking
None of the officials would confirm the
reported existence of an eye-witness up-
vji c-uuw LCBiimony tne -case for the
grand jury was believed to be based. De
spite information that two indictments
would be asked, presumably for a man
and a woman, no preparations for the
presentation of the case were noticeable
today. Prosecutor Beekman played golf.
Two telegrams, which have been seiz
ed by the authorities, have widened the
local of the .investigation to New York
city,- it was learned today. "The messag
es, said to have been filed in New York
on August 14. by the minister, were to
Henry Stevens and to a woman in New
York whose name has not been made
public. That to the woman advised her.
It was said, that the Rev.' Hall would
be at her apartment on the night the tel
egram was sent. The other to Mr
Stevens, a brother of Mrs. Hall, was said
td have notified -him that the minister
would not return home the next day.
Officials today refused to make public
the result of the examination - of Mr-.
Addison Clarke, who has been identified
as the "Minnie mentioned in Mrs. Mills'
letters. Nor would they reveal whether
the gun and Ihe knife used in the mur
der were in possession of the investiga
tors, as had been reported.
Washington, Oct. 22. Ocean steam
ers which sailed from foreign ports to
day for the United States, faced the ne
cessity of carefully computing the
amount of alcoholic beverages on board
against the mileage shown by the ship's
dail ylog. The last stein and decanter
must be emptied before the ship crosses
the three-mile line marking the accept
ed limit of American maritime juris
diction, under an Interpretation of the
prohibition laws which became effective
at 12.01 o'clock this morning.
Fleets of nine companies are tem
porarily exempt from operation of tho
law by reason of injunction proceeding
pending before Federal Judge Hand in
New York, and will be permitted to en
ter with their wet goods safely sealed
under the system which prevailed be
fore Attorney General Daugherty ruled '
that the 18th amendment and the Vol
stead act app"ed to American "terri
tory" as a whole .and not only to the
continental terra firm a.
The nine "exempt" l;nes Include two
American companies the International
Mercantile Marine and the United
American line and seven registered
under foreign flags the Ounard An
chor; White Star. French. International
Navigation. Holland-America. Scandinavia-American
and the Royal Steam
Packet. They have sought permanent
injunctions against enforcement of the
law on the ground that Mr. -Daugherty
went further than the authors of the
statute and amendment intended, or if
he did not err in this respect, then tho
act itself was illegal in scope.
All other ships come within the law's
meaning set forth by the attorney gen
eral and approved by President Hard
ing. Administration officials did not
foresee an immediate contingency aris
ing from a violation by some foreign
ship. Bermuda, the nearest foreign
port of regular call, is 48 hours from
New York, while the trans-Atlantic lin
ers require from five to eight days to
complete the ir voyage. It was ens si d
ered probable, therefore, that a week
might elapse before the enforcment
agents would be called upon to apply
the new restriction in a specific case.
FLOTILLA AT CONSTANTINOPLE1
Constantinople. Oct. 2! (By the A.
P.) The American destroyer flot-.i.
which sailed from NorfoiK October 2 to
protect American interests in the near
east, arrived here today under com
mand of Captain C. M. Tozer. Tha
twelve destroyers steamed up at eight
o'clock in the morning, but owing to ths
congestion at the Bosphorus naval an
chorages were unable to anchor togeth
er. Six of tbem, therefore, took tr
their stations at the usual American
anchorage at the foot of Yildix palaca'
hill, while the others continued on their
course, were reviewed by Rear Admiral
Bristol from the Scorpion and anchored
off Beikos. five miles above the city.'
Four hundred sailors had shore leavo
today, and Constantinople was delight
ed to find many old friends amongst
them, as four of the twelve destroyers
were here a few months ago.
Seven of the destroyers will leave
Tuesday for the Aegean stations; the
remainder will- be assigned to their du
ties a day or two later,
GREEKS IN GERMANY
-. CALLED FOR MILITARY SERYIC1
Berlin. Oct. 22. The Greek consulate
has instructed all Greeks in Germany be
longing to the military. classes from 117
to 1922. who hitherto have been exempt
from military service, to report within
six days in order tnat tney may irroeeea
to Greece. Men of the 192J eiaas fcavs
received similar lnstroetions.
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