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I VOL. L-XI. NO. 21,627 "DAILY. C'S5M' NEW YORK, MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 192J.. gOTSjgTg PBIOE THREE OENTSJjj
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:x cbaig charges M'?S 0. $. FLIERS STARI RETURN FEARED FOR HIS OWN LIFE
) Sk Wmk "K SLED MR SAFE may Iei reS biieil WHEN HE KILLED EX-GUNMAN I
FUNDSBYGLERK j . MJtlKtMl mm JAIL
Alleged Shortage of James T.
Harris, Missing Three Days,
May. 'Be $30,000.
HIS PAPERS SEIZED.
S3,000-a-Year Employee of
Comptroller's Office Said to
Have Used Contractors' Cash
Comptroller Craig this afternoon
announced Uiat the employee of his
office against wham ho hod preferred
chars oa of -mid larceny In connec
tion with e.ly finances was James T.
Harris, a $3,000 a year clerk living nt
No. 47 St John's Place, Brooklyn
Jle added that 'attaches of his office
had grone (before the Grand Jury to
. testify as to Marrta's Irregularities.
Investigation Is being made to dis
cover Whether other " employees are
Harris, who has been in tire city's
employ since, 1898, has not been seen
at his desk since 3.15 o'clock last Fri
day afternoon, and all -efforts to locato
Mm, the Comptroller said, had failed
Harris's dewk was broken open by the
Comptroller's orders, and papers and
memoranda obtained which, according
to Mr. Craig, lndlcato that the Irregu
laritlcn may run as high as $30,000.
Tho ppeclflo charge against Harris Is
the larceny of $000 worth of Liberty
bonds, deposited as sureties to cover a
city forosre contract Ibid of Charles
Bchaefcr & Co., feed dealers of Mes-
erole Street, Brooklyn. These toonds,
Mr. Craig tftated to-day, wero token by
Harris to a money lending concern and
l,-, fhirnntliM'.a.ted for a loan to
Tim unearthing of the irregularities
came through Jllctmol Del Balso, a
Bronx contractor. Del Balso some
time ago turned Into the keeping of
tho Comptroller omce $9,750 In casu
us surctv on an asphalt eon'.mct ma
Lator ho wanted to substitute for the
cash n surety company bond. There
upon Harris, according to Information
the Comptroller has received, "talked
about tfie bush" and did not make
tho requested substitution. This per
plexed. Del Balso and ho wrote a
letter of camplalnt to the comp
troller. After this. Harris supplied
the cash and I'.urned It over to Del
Balso. The remilt of this was nn
order from Comptroller Craig to Chief
Auditor Kenlow to ninko an lmmo.
dtato Investigation of Harris's ac
Kenlow wont to talk to Harris on
ITriday last at 2 o'clock, demanding
an explanation of tho Del Balso mat
ter. Harris, the Comptroller said.
"closed up llko a clam." An hour and
a Quarter later he had left.
Comptroller Craig said to-day that
Harris was under the protection of
tho Civil Service, but ho had not been
able to llnd out that " he had ovor
passed an examination.
CARDINAL GIBBONS AT HOME
Prelate Moved rrom Fnlon Mill" to
llaltlmore StnmU Trip Well.
JJAlTKlIOItB. Jan. 3. Cardinal
Olbbons was 'brought home from
Union Mills. Md.. to-day, arriving at
tho archloplscopal residence In a
motor car, a.bout 12.30 o'clock. He
wa reported to have stood the forty
mile Journey without discomfort,
Hla two doctors and his secretary
ade with him and two other raa
efilnes bearing friends. Including
Bishop O. B. Corrlgan, oeompsrild
MI35 VIOLET GORDON 3ELHPID6E.
Vicomte dc Sibour, Prospective
Bridegroom, Belongs to Old
Frendi Catholic Family.
LONDON, Jan. 3.
ANNOUNCBMUNT Is made"
that Violet Selfrldge, t
daughter of Cordon Sel
frldge, department store keeper,
is to wed Vicomte de Blbour,
member of an old French Catho
lic family. The prospective
bridegroom has been In tho em
ploy of Mr .Belfrldgo for several
Mr. Selfrldge rnmo to London
In 1809. ufter retiring from tho
firm of Murshnll Field & Co.,
Chicago, and from tho first In
ception of his great department
store In Oxford Street his busi
ness has been a prosperous one.
Tho merchant married Hose
Buckingham of Chicago, who
died In 1918, and has tnrca
daughters and one son. His
London houso Is In Carlton
House Terrace. Among hla
homes Is Hlghcllffe Castle, which
tho Kaiser occupied on his last
visit to London. '
FOR U. S., BARRED
NOW AS "ALIEN"
"I Understood Armv Orders,"
Says Draft Veteran, Excluded
Under Literacy Test.
T'HE United States drafted
Demetrius Robos for mili
tary service In 1918, and
the United States to-day oxcluded
him from the country on tho liter
acy test. The case will bo ap
pealed directly to the Secrotary of
Robos was wounded twice whtlo
fighting for the United States in
France as a Corporal. But ho wob
not born In this country and he
cannot road forty words In any
language. He camo hero In 1910,
and was in Philadelphia when ho
was drafted. Whon asked., If ho
understood English hn replied!
"I understood orders in the
After ho dlschargo from the
army he went to Albania to visit
relatives. Had he returned to the
United Htntos within six months
ho would have been exempt from
the literacy test. Ho Is legally an
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Ufreuua dxcki lor
LnllUltlU Ull llUUUUIl Vni Imprudent, He Says, to Ask Bitzberger Leaps to Safety jtf UUB 1(111 U fiLLLULU 1 LUl-f I
Legislature to Raise Direct After Bar Is Sawed, Appar- ,
Three Naval Balloonists Not
Expected to Reach Rail Head
INDIANS BRING NEWS.
Americans Missing From Rock
away Since Dec. 13 Rescued
" by Trading Post. N
COCHRANE! Ont, Jan. 3. The three)
American naval balloonlatB who were
forced to land at Moose Factory on
Hudson Bay after having been miss
ing since Dec. IS. followthjr'thelr de
parture from the Air. t Station At
nockaway; N. T., "probably will not
reach Majtlce, on tho Canadian Na
tional Transcontinental Railway,
Latest reports received here; to
day stated the party, whloh started
on Dec. 27 iby dog-sled for a rail head,
was making slow progress because
of extremecold and deep snow. .
Indian runpers despatched by the
Hudson Bay Company to tho nearest
telegraph station after the filers had
been found reported that the Amer
icans Llouts. Walter Hlnton of iBelle
Harbor, N. Y.j Stephen A. Farrell of
Now York, and Louis A. Kloor Jr.
of New Orleans were in excellent
ihi.i and nnnarcntly none the
worse for their adventure.
After notifying tho world of their
safety, tho aviators ut once set about
preparing for a trip back to civilisa
tion. With tho old of mo traains
post Indian guides were recruited and
dog teams mobilised. It is expected
the iparty will follow the same route
taken iby the Indian runners they sent
n advonoo to iMattloe, but the air-
men are not expecieu mj jhb.ro "
some speed attained by red ski nn ao
cuBtomed from earliest youth to mak
ing their yay over treacherous trans
of snow and Ice.
The party 1b expected to como down
tho Ice of tne Aiissanaoi ivcr,
eventually striking the Hudson Bay
post at Mattlce v dlstanco ot auu
When arrival of the Indian runners
at lattice became Known, wnucs
haetened Into the little settlement
from miles around, eager for word
of the balloonists and a verbal ac
count of their aerial adventure.
From tho few gutterals uttered by
the Indians resldonts or wattice
communicated hero the opinion that,
duo to heavy winds, tho balloonists
(Continued on Second Page.)
1 920 Display Advertising Gains
Morning, Sunday and Evening World 8,8G1J$ CoU.
Evening Journal and Daily and Sunday Time
eombined i 8,3835 CoU.
Excmi of, gain of the Morning, Sunday and
Evening World over the Morning and
Sunday Times and Evening Journal .... 477M Co!.
The Evening Journal and. the Mornlnx and Sunday TIosm aro compared
vflth because they aro'T-i World's noaiel eotnpetltort In tin Mdrntnj,
Sunday and Evening floldi.
OF AIM PLANS
Moves in Both Houses
'..Legislature to Put City
Rule Under Fire.
' (Spedll to nwEienlwr World.)
ALBANY, Jan; 8, Tho leglfllatlvo
atmosphere was laden to-day with
tnore or less authorized guesses -at th
programme to be outlined by Gov. Mil
ler in his message to the Legislature
Wednesday and with direct demands
for a sweeping investigation and re
organization of the government ot New
York City, which last were Jointly ut
tered by Senator Theodore Douglas
Robinson df Herkimer and Assemblyman-
Joseph Steinberg of Manhattan.
A cheering intimation for taxpayers.''
lr not for those who are waiting
eagerly to serve the people at the
'people's expense, Is that the Gover
nor has a constructive plan for con
solidating the management of tho
penal and charitable Institutions of
tho State, putting the offices of tho
Superintendent of Prison, Statu
Board of ChurltitB. Sta to Prison Com
mission and State Probation Board
under a single head, with a Joint pur
chasing and fiscal department.
Violent disapproval of tho plan ex
tends outBlde of office-hunting circles
tc tho supply houses which havo been
favored by tho eparato purchasing
agentjes and fiscal deposit Institu
tions In tho past.
A Prohibition enforcement act en
acting the Volstead act Into a State
law Is in preparation und It Is under
stood has tho full approval of tho Gov
ernor. There aro authentic reports that
Gov. Miller has convinced himself
that one of the crying needs of tho
State Is not an eight-cent faro for
Now York transportation lines.
The legislators promise tho Intro
duotlon of a Joint resolution for a
thorough investigation of the gov
ernment of Now York City. The an
nouncement of Bamuol Untermyer
said that such an investigation was
needed and tho Lockwood Housing
Committee had not time to conduct
It was recalled, and It was added
that tho Indictments of contractors
(Continued on Page Sixteen.)
Levy ror cnoois. enuy rrom vuuluc- ' a I
NEW COAL-BUYING PLAN
of City Government in His
Expressing concern for the future
financial condition of tho city, Alder
manic President La Guardla in his
annual message to the Board of Al
derme'n, which organised at noon to
day, recommended a general re
organization of the City Government
the retirement of a great many old
employees "who cannot or will not
work," tho ridding of the municipal
Davrolls of incompetents and the
promotion of deserving employees.
President La Ouardla discloses ti
his message that tho Board of Alder
men last year authorized the purchase
of $1,000,000 worth of coal without pub
He bids. A Commissioner may appear
before the board and on some excuse
obtain permission to buy coal where
and from whom he sect fit at what In
his Judjrment Is the proper price. It
is understood that President La Guar
dla proposes to Investigate this sys.
tern. He recommends that tho city
buy coal direct from the mines and
establish supply stations at oonvtn
lent points In.tho five boroughs.
Referring to the $27,000,000 short'
ago In the Department of Education
budgot, President La Guardia said U
would toe "Imprudent .and Inadvisa
bio" to ask the Legislature to raise
the money by levying a direct tax 'on
this city. This tax would be Imposed
in 1932, tho Aldermanlo President
"I need not point out that the
1922 tax rate will be the largest
In the hlatory of the city without
Imposing this additional burden,"
Mr, La Ouardla warned.
In order to save tho taxpayers tho
additional $27,000,000 In 1922.Prcsidont
La Guardla recommends that the
plan ho and Mayor Hylan devised,
7 per cent, cut In the expenses of all
city departments, be carried out
Work on this plan is now being car
rlod on In all the Mayor's diipart
TELL8 WHAT CITY 8PENT AN
"There seems to be a concorted
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
MARTENS GIVEN UP
BY HIS ATTORNEY
Later Is Released Again Asks That
He Be Deported
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. Luawlg
A. K. Martena, Russian Soviet repre
sent&tlve In thlr. country, whote if
pnrtntlon has been ordered, was formally
iiirrenflerfd here to-dsy to tin Dwimrt
niont of Labor, by his counsel, former
Senator llnnlwielt of Geb-gli. Mortons
had boen-ln tho custody t ht attorney
since his arrest several month aro.
fnimrdtutely after his surrender Mar-
Una wan releanod on hla own recegnlx
nnce. He asked that arrfuii(miini( for
hla deportation le expedited find that a
hulling ho nrrAiigud by Jnn. 30, to
which Secretary of libor Wllaon kuvp
Martens will go home on a regular
lc-nKer liner and he will be so
t'QinpnnlrHl by his entire atnff of about
forty ItiiMlun citizen, hla request to
thin effect having beon grnntm Th
United State Government, however,
will puy only Uis oxpontaa , at tha
(fUolpu Entrlt on Page 18.) i
GENERAL BREAK FOILED.
Other Inmates Rush Head
Keeper But Are Checked by
Rifles and Revolvers.
Investigation of tho Incredibly swift
escape of iienry uioyw iiiuerBBr,
bank burglar,:, from trio West Side
Prison this morning through a cor
rldor window at which an inch bar of
steel was sawed and bent a'stde, lias
led to tho belief that this was an
outside" Job.Wd that it mny havo
been for tho purpose of a general
Colrir la it ven to this view fty tne
fact that soon after Bltzberffcr got
awny tho other prisoners on the first
tier rushed the keepor who discov
ered the cscajie rfnd we're only mib
dued by tlio arrival of half a dor.cn
othor keepers armed with rifles and
Another priHoiver tried to encapo af
ter BlUberger, but was caught. In
view of tho Tact mat tins man,
Thomas Hunt, Is llkoly to bn a long
renldent of tho "prison, his pal In tho
saloon hold-up with wnicn no is
charged being In Bollcvuo Hospital
sevorely wounded, tho police aro seek
ing to-day ' find out whether any
of Hunt's friends outside could havo
cut the window bar. Another bar
with n cut an eighth of an Inch deep
In It was found In the same window.
Hunt was arraigned this afternoon
before Magistrate Levlne In tbe West
Bide Court oharged with attempting
to escape and with aiding and abet
Only fifteen minute elapsed from
the time Bltebergci was released from
his cell for morning exercise and the
Mmo tho bent bar was discovered. In
that Interval, Principal Koopor George
Anton was on a tour of Inspection of
tho cell block, which hold twenty
prisoners. Ho rume around the block
after BlUberger had escapod, but Just
In time to see Hunt, who la accused of
having stuck up a saloon at Colum
bus Avenue and 88d Street, halfway
through the nlne-lnch aperture by
whloh Bltxbarger hod won freedom,
Anton drew his revolver and shout
ed to Hunt! "Como out of thnt win
dow or I'll blow you through itl"
Hunt obeyed, dropping to the floor of
tho corridor. At that moment tho
ninoteen prisoners, who had been
lined up against the wall by Anton's
gun, rushed him. He blow his whistle
and seven keepers dashed Into the
corridor, armed with rifles and re
(Continued on Page Sixteen.)
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New York City
"Dry" Agent Says
Cafe After He
ing With Eastman, According to
Jertmlah W. Bolian, an Internal
that he is the man who shot "Monk" Eastman, former gangster and morft
lately a soldier of France, at Fourth Avenue and 14th Street early Sunday;
morning, Dec. 26. Bohan's confession was made public by Acting In,
spector Coghlan of the Detective Bureau.
Bohan gave himself p to Acting Capt. Daniel Carey of the Clyrner;
Street branch of the Detective Bureau In Brooklyn- With him was
Joseph Polo, knowii In the night life at both ends of the Williamsburg U
Bridgs as "Joe the Polack." The ivo men were at once sent to Man''
h-tttan and put under examination by
ing Inspector Coghlan.
OPENED FOR TRIAL
OF HOLD-UP CASES
Quick Trial and Speedy Justice,
It Is Hoped-, Will Deter
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. J.
ANEW TIUBUNAL, to be '
Itnown as tho "Bandits'
Court," was opened to-day
at City Hall. Only hold-up and
robbery cases, of which there
have been an unusually large
number the lost few months, will
The court was instituted at the
suggestion ot District Attorney
Rotan, who said that it was nec
essary to give quick trial to
bandits and that speedy Justice
would act as a deterrent to crime.
Magistrates have been Instructed
to make Immediate returns of
hold-ups and rqbberlcs and tho
District Attorney has announcod
that he would urge severe sen
One of the Common Picas
Judges will preside.
MAC STAY GETS OUT
OF STREET DEPT.
Resigns Because of 111 Health; Gets
'Easter Berth; No Successor
Mayor Hylan announced this after
noon that ArnoM II. QladHay has re
signed as street Cleaning CommUslonor,
Matftay btfjomes a Deputy CorninU.
sloner In the Department of Public Wel
fare, uoceoliniir Patrick J. Oarlln. .
Carlln haa been mado a Deputy Com
mUsloner in the Department of Plant
and Structures, thus filling oni ot the
new Jobs provided for In tho l$3d
In a Intter ts the Mayor, Macfltay
says that since returning to hla duties
on Pec. IS lust, after a long tllnuai, he
feels that the work In the Street Clean
ing Deportment Is too much for htm duo
In Mm .low f-onvaloaence.
The nlnry of the Htreel Cloanlng
('tmmilaelonpr U I7.50Q a ytur. The Job
MtuiHtay takim In the Ueixutrnent of
Fiiotle Wolf urn pays H.Ono. tVrlln
Will receive ,5,500 as it Dtiputy Corn
nilxjli.ner Ut the Department of Plant
N'n t u -ci'r has ibvon announced for
)mnll Cnniirrtlont Dank Cloard.
BltBl.TON. Conn., Jan. 3, The She!
ton Dank and Truit Company lol It
doors to4&y on order of btale u&nK
CemmlMlpner HinritH. Tho Helton v.a
nrtWeri following Invent gatlon ot the
Institution's book. , , ,
Row. Started in.
Had. Been Drmk-
Out by Police.
Revenue, agent, confessed to-day
Detective UeuU Funston and Act
. Bohan who has a wife and two
ohlMren living In South Third StrtsU
Brooklyn, said he had became) ac
quainted with Eastman, whose rij4V
name is WiUlam 'Dolanoy soon suffer
the former am an returned from th4
A. 13. F. Ekxetroan was thrn working
as a protector for strikefereakora in
the longshoremen's strike. Bohan wan ,i!
working1 at the como , time if ot tho ;
The two met In the Court Cafe at1 .
Broadway and Prices Avenue, Brook-""
lyn, on Christmas night, according toll
the statement given out by Inspector ?
Coghlan and both drank heoTlly.
Monk Eastman suggested thins warn
getting slow in Brooklyn and ordered
an automobHo and invited lionnn to
accompany him to the Blue Bird
Cabaret at No. 63 East 14th Street
Manhattan, whore Eastman said he
was a favored patron or me- nous
and there was more early mor&l&f
Heavy drinldnff continued ot their
table in the Manhattan Cafe, accord
ing to Coghlan's version of Bohan's
story, though it did not appear xrom- ".Sj
what sourco the liquor was obtalneU,
After scvera hours there was a j
quarrwl. Corhland could not get Bo, I
han to admit easily the cause of the , i
dispute, he said.
But Bohan Tomesnbere, the inepeej ,
tor said, that "Monk" Eastman caXt,'
him u name wnicn woo ouoiqiy raantji
to start a tree nght. Bohan said
loft the party and the place oa4
walked toward Fourth Avenue ea
14th Street. -,1
"Monk" Eastman and hla frlenda -,
followed, Bohan said, and-at tne.avej
nua Eastman caught him toy the anrj
and Bylngtrvg Wm right and left re
peatcd his epithet r S
"I know what his methods werA
Bohan told the Inspector, 'apd
had his friends with him, aSd
thought he -was going to start
thing which wouM end in my fceliir
killed. So I drew my revolver
shot him and made my getaway."
Acting Inspector Coghlan JieU
reserve the explanation made ,
Bohan of the ease with which he
capd capture In the crowd of p
sons which poured out on the cori
Immediately after the nelghborte4,
was aroused by the nix shots io trf.i
Tho part of "Joe the Foko,
shooting was also held buck.
As soon as Bohan had flats ed
Ha imu lakexi a the WWUM