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VOL. LXII. NO. 21.924
WALL 51. bUMB IVIYbi tnT
HARDING SEEKS CONFERENCE
OF 21 AMERICAN NATIONS
Vanls Unity of Action on
. Mexico and Guatemala by
MANY ARE IN LEAGUE.
.Association of American Coun
tries Could Settle Controver
sies, Washington Believves
By David Lawrence.
(Special Correspondent of The Eve
WASHINGTON. Dec. 17 (Copyright.
President Harding nasi decided
to call Into action tho A.-'iclatiuii of
The occasion toi tne full happens
to l)o tho question of whether the
'Government of Guatemala shall bu
recognized, but this really Li u vuhlcle
for u pati-Aiiicrtcau mideretundlng on
Other niatttirs of general concern to
tln nation of the Western Hemis
phere. liver since the Armament Confer
ence was Bumiiionou una iicnoi"i"- "
. . .., MihHrin.. ur
began to loo upon the guthe In , u
the Prtnclpa, Allied and Associated
I'owits as u sort of executive mm
mlttee which would manui;e tho
affairs of the world, the counties In
tho South Amerlcuu Continent nave
felt slighted. They wero not Invited
tu the Washington Conference. Tloir
tihl'y contribution to It was the uso
or'the Pan-American Onion Hul dint-
. th. fnnrilriiiM committees.
r-r-resldcnt Harding has from tho ,)roposej taking regarding the corn
start hud tu mind a policy of itlcner niteslon.a suggestion;, ror balancing tho
,i.octatlon between the two Americas budffct; preventlns the exportation ot
a a ori or
! substitute for the incllna-
Hon of tho last Administration to busy
itself with European aftalrs. The
ct-cater Interest of tho United States,
He has Indicated. lies southward and
Dot eastward, xoi me press 01 unnr
matters has caused him to bo divert
coT to other phaBes of foreign policy.
The conclusion of tho four-power
trjeaty relative to islands In the
Pacific stretching five thousand miles
west of tho American coust has made
some South Americans apprehcnslvo
that Mr. Harding, llko his prede
cessor, had strayed far afield and
that ht might neglect tho affairs of
Central and South America,
Mr. Harding has list it be known
that ho has not forgotten. In fact,
he has hinted that nn affirmative
policy is in course of preparation
which shall assure unity ot action by
tho countries of 'this hi-mlsphcra on
All matters of American concern. The
.lecpest interest attachss to this move,
fpr it will Be recalled that whllo tho
South American :ountrles have al!
joined tho League of Nations sotno of
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
TO-DAY FOR AID OF
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j Help Some Disabled Veteran to
a Happier Christmas Day.
J Buy a forget-me-not to-day. Tho
. disabled veterans of the World
War who have appointed the day
' us irorgot-Me-Not Day, appeal to
the generosity of tho public to re
member tho service men who,
though disabled, are patiently
nU'lvlng to win their way to Indus-
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: ydeavor which wtll earn an honest
Tho1? who would observe the
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. ...'ter heroes of the ap.
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ANSWER OF ALLIES
Will Not Even Consider Ex
tension Unless Berlin Fur
nishes All the Facts.
PARIS. Dec. 17 (Associated Press).
Tho Allied Reparations Comnilvslon
has rofuf-ed to consider Germany''? rc
iniott for an extension of time on ner
January and February reparation pay
iiiehtst until tho Gorman Government
tells just what xhu can pay on these
Instalments and gives other Informa
This developed when tho text of tho
commission's note to the Berlin Guv
eminent was inadj public hero to
The reply expresses surprise that
Germany failed to tell exactly wnat
what guarantees sho" would offer mean
while. Until these details arc fur
nished It wilt be impossible to con-
?ider or even examine tho request of
tne Qeniion Government, tho notu de-
Tne commission expresses regret
lmU Gcrmany ntt(j not ropHcj t0 jts
- -i n. ... ...tn. . i .
Cernmn capital and measures to ob-
f-, V " 13 " 7T ' .
S. TO BE ADVISED
OF ANY PLAN MADE '
Lloyd George Has a European
Solution and One Involv
LONDON, Dec. 17. While the con
feience beginning Monday between
Premier Briand and Premier Lloyd
Qeorge Is potentially capable of de
veloping tho most Important decision's
for European economic reconstruction,
it was learned last night that It is
feared that the best tho British Pre
mier will be able to arrange will be a
temporary stopgap scheme, because"
America is not yet ready to co-operate.
There is a distinct possibility,
however, that Lloyd George may
elaborate two schemes to Briand
tho first based purely on Allied and
European arrangements, and the sec
ond and more comprehensive one In
volving American participation.
But whatever is decided or agreed
upon for recommendation to the
Allied and Eqropean Governments,
the American Government will be
promptly Informed officially of the
results of the conference
In reply to the probable French de
mand that German Industry should
come to Its Government's aid In ful
filling the present reparation agree
ment, there Is the answer given to tho
British Government by both Stlnnes
and Ratbenau that as soon as the Al
lies recast the agreement In a form
which the Allied non-political financial
advisers agree is sound, they will co
operate to tho fullest extent necessary.
NEW ORLEANS WINNERS.
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longs. Voojerla, 7 to 6 and 1 to 2,
won;- Little Polly, 2 to 1, second; Ho
chambeau third: Time. 1.15 2-G. .Von-
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By RUPERT HUGHES,
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" Circulation Books Open to AIL"
VorU tVorldi fcjr rri
Y. PLOTS LAID TO MAN SEIZED ABROAD
Sea-Roaming Cat Coines Back
Always to Home Port, Hoboken
IMR5 BLIT2CN KYiioNt,
This I&-Mrs. Blltzcn, a cat so fond of "coming back" that she always
comes bark even to Hoboken. She has Balled tho Seven Seas and has
n sweetheart In every port. She consented to pose for this photograph
In order to prove the truth of everything the ship 'news reporters have
written about her. The reporters give her milk, and she doesn't want
them to lose their jobs. Her maiden name was. Satan, but now she Is
married and she recently brought her family of five little Dlltzens to
Hoboken from Buenos Ayres or Wo nobody knows which on the
Motion for Ratification
Be Made Monday. With
DUBLIN, Dec. 17 (Associated
Press). Final decision on tho Irish
pcaco treaty by tho Dall Erieann can
be expected on Wednesday, but not
before, according to Information o .
talncd from authoritative Sinn Fein
Dobatc on the motion to allow full
publicity to tho views ot tho con
flicting sections ot opinion In the
Dall will, it is thought occupy tho
sessions Monday and Tuesday, with
final action on Wednesday. -
According to reports In circulation
to-day, every member of the Dall will
make a speech at noxt week's public
session to Justify his vote. Many of
these wore expected to bo confined
to a tew words of explanation, but
the main speeches for and against the
treaty are likely to be of considerable
The members of the Dall assembled
to-day for continuance of tho secret
sessions of the last three days. What
has occurcd at these sessions Is con
jectural, but It ts assumed. In view of
the announced forthcoming public
session, that some tentative pro
gramme at least must have been
agreed upon, the final details of which
remain to be worked out.
Tho crowd (permitted Eamon J.
Duggan, one, of the signers of the
peace agreement, to pass in unnoticed.
Michael Collins, arriving In an auto
mobile, got a slight cheer. Eamon Do
Vulera, who drove up accompanied
by Ersklne Chlldcrs, reported as lead
ing the fight against ratification of
the treaty, was warmly received.
During the Dall meeting this morn
ing, the newspaper men, who pre
viuuaiy u u v lemma
l in the corridors ot the building, were
(Continued on Fourth Page-)
YORK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17,
AT WOMAN AS THEY
Witnessing Daring Hoboken
Hold-Up, She Screamed for
Help Highwaymen Escape
Six armed men to-day held up two
representatives of Springmeycr, Patt
berg & Co., leather merchants ot Ho
boken, on one of tho busy street of
that city and stolo front them tho
week's payroll, amounting to $4,200.
They got away In a motor car, which
thoy afterward abandoned. The two
victims later Identified two pictures In
the Hoboken "Hogucs' Gallery" as
llkenesse of members of the hold-up
Cornelius Donker, bookkeeper for
the firm, accompanied by Charles
Kaiser, an employee, left tho Ho
boken Trust Company a little nfter
10 o'clock with the payroll In a
leather bag. Donker walked ahead,
carrying tho bag. Kaiser was about
ten feet behind htm.
They had reached Eleventh and Gar
den Streets, about four blocks from
tho leather plant, when the six armed
men sprang upon them. Kaiser said
afterward that they seemed to come
from the sky. Three, with drawn pis
tols, fell on Donker, knocked him
down and grabbed tho money bag.
The other three put their guns
against Kaiser's body and backed him
against tho wall ot a grocery store
on tho corner.
At the Instant of the hold-up a
small touring car ran to the curb
almost alonsldo tho party and the
three men who had taken tho bag
made a run for It.
As they did so there was a scream
from a woman which startled them.
Slargaret Marlow, a servant In ths
house at No. 1036 Garden StreeX.
had seen tho hold-up and cried out
for help. One of the robbers turned
and called for her to "Hhut up, or
you'll go to heaven!" To emphasize
(Continued on Fourth Page,).
Complete Novel iii, To-Day's Fiction
ULtAntU. bUKNS SAYS:
CRAZED MAN KILLS
Fires Fifty Shots in Chase
Through Long Branch
SHOPPERS IN TUMULT
Prisoner Saved From Mcb
Crying "Lynch Him!" Be
lieved Shell Shock Victim.
LONG BRANCH, N. J.. Dec. 17.
Patrolman Herman A. Emmons was
shot und killed to-day whllo on duty
ot Broadway and Third Avenue, by
Ernest Williams, a negro, bcllov-d to
hnve been crazed as a result of shell
3hock during the war. The shooting
was In the heart of the Long Branch
business district with manyVwpmen
Williams Reloaded his revolver and
fled, firing at his pursuers, nnd was
captured after making a stand n the
rar yard of n houso In Bocond Ave-nui-.
He fired more than fifty shots.
According to witnesses, Williams
upproached the patrolman, nnd, when
twenty feet away, drew the revolver
and fired four times. One bullet
pierced Emmons's throat and un
fit lie r entered his chest.
As the policeman fell women
screamed and ran Into the stores.
Williams, with tho revolver drawn,
pointed It at men nearest him and
retreated up tho street; A crowd
gathered, some rushing to Emmons.
Williams fired two more shots and
then began reloading.
All along the street as thn nngro
pasccd, women fled into doorways.
Then Patrolmen Duclo and Do Santls
arrived und, with revolvers drawn,
dashed for tho negro. Hu fled, turn
lug at Intervals to Arc at tho pur
suers. lie backed into the yard of a houso
In Second Avenue, where he took his
stand and blazed away as file crowd
closed In. Tho officers returned tho
flro, but because of his concealment
could not hit htm.
The houso and ynrd wero sur
rounded by a crowd that yelled and
waited for an opportunity to close
In on the man. Women and children
When tho negro's supply of car
tridges wits exhausted, Duclo nnd Dn
Santls dashed over a fenco upon him.
Tho crowd tried to ra!o tho negro
from them, shouting, "Lynch him!"
Williams was badly mauled before
the poltcemun could get him to the
City Hail Police Station. Later tbey
trnnsfcrred him to the county Jail
at Freehold for Bafoty.
Emmons died on tho way to Mon
mouth Hospital. He was married.
The police learned that several at
tempts hnd been made recently to
have Williams c iicmlited to nn
asylum as h!n neighbors Bald ho had
been acting quecrly.
TO BE BUILT BY
GERMANY FOR U. S.
PARIS, Dec. 17 (Associated
Press). The Council of Ambas
sadors has granted permission to
the United States to contract for
the construction at Frtedrleha
hafen, Germany, of a Zeppelin of
tho L-70 type. Thlls decision
marks the end of diplomatic
negotiations which havo pro
ceeded since July,
The United States based Its
application on the ground that It
was entitled to another airship
under Germany's reparations
The new airship to be built for
the United States by Germany
wtll be the largest Zeppelin In
the world, It is said, and will fly
across the Atlantic when completed.
PISTOL ON WOMEN
"Circulation Books Open
BOMB SUSPECT HELD IN POLAND
LABOR UNION RADICAL HERE
WALL ST. BOMB
says Lindenfeid is Only;
Known Man Who Know:
All About Explosion.
AN AGENT OF LENINE.
Sent Abroad to Get Informa
tion That. Would Lead to
Seizure of Others in Plot
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (Associ
ated Press). Th arrest In Warsaw
of woito Lindenfeid win cicamtp the
cntlro mystery of tho Wall Street ex
plosion of Sept. 1C, 1920. It was stated
positively to-day by William J. nurns,
head ot the Department of Justlco's
Bureau of Investigation.
Lindenfeid, whoso arrest was re
ported to the department by the, As
sociated Press, was described by Mr.
Burns as tl.o key to tho solution of
the mystery and "the only man thut
wo know In tho world that knows ull
Mr. Burns declared that Lindenfeid
himself wus not Implicated In the ox
ploslon, one of the worst tragedies In
the history of New York, but was
so Close to t:.o radical elements who
were Its perpetrators that he know
nil about It. The Third Interna
tionale was the moving spirit behtnd
Radicals in Europe as well ns In tho
United States, Mr. Burns ussertcd,
wero under 'surveillance by the de
partment for suspected connection
with the explosion, and If the Informa
tion to bo obtalr.id from Lindenfeid
pnn s to "jo ns oxpectcd arrests are
In Immedlato prosper'..
Lindenfeid, according to Mr. Burns,
went abroad originally on behalf of
tho J ... tlco Department to ohtalnln
formatlon which would lead to tho
nrrcst of those responsible for the
explosion. When i i reports were re
ceived from him, Mr. Burns said, Sil
vester Cosgrove, one of the depart
ment's agents, was sent over to find
out why Lindenfeid was not sending
tho information promised, and the ar
WHILE IN UNITED STATES.
Lindenfeid, Mr. Burns explained,
was tho representative In New York
before his departurn for abroad of
radical PoIIaIi papers and also was
one of the representative In America
of Lenin and tho Third Interna
tionale. Ho was recommended to tho
Burns Detective Agency as the man
who knew most alwut tho Walt
Street explosion, Mr. Bums declared,
adding that careful cheek had borne
"Lindenfeid." snld Mr. Burns, "is
(Continued on Second Page.)
HARDING TO HANG
STOCKING AT HOME:
PLANS QUIET XMAS
White llause Plans Call For No
Activities Except Probable
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.
A quiet Christmas In tho White
Houso will be observed by the Presi
dent and Mrs. Harding unless present
plans are changed by unexpected de.
velopments. It u .announced that
he President would hang up his stock-t
Ing "at home' and with tho possible
exception ot attending church, no h-
Kntrrrd St cond-Clm Matter
rout Offles, New fork. N. T.
Doubts of Lindenfeld's
Caused His Arrest in
Two Months Ago Known Here
As Always on Both Sides in Fac
Reported to Be Violence Director of
One of the Radical Organizations
Was Host at Farewell Dinner
to Trotzky Was Charged With
The United Statesi authorities have been in possession ofWst of
the information contained in the published sketch pf the confession of
Wolfe Lindenfeid, arrested In Warsaw and said W have confessed his
. part in the Wall Street bomb explosion, for at least four ...dnlhs. Lia
denfeld left this country in the employ of'tht Government aboui,oo -time,
although previous experiences with liim had created serious doubts13"
as to his trustworthiness. (
Renewed doubts as to his honesty caused the United Spates to bring
about his arrest In Warsaw two months ago on a technical charge. Syl
vester Cosgrove was then sent over to Warsaw to "find out what sort of
a game Lindenfeid was playing."
Tho giving out of the story of nla
STORY OF SOLVING
TOLD BY AGENTS
With AH Europe as Field,
Operatives Traced Sus
pects to Warsaw.
WAI18AW, Dec. 17 (Associated
Press). Plots and counter plots,
reading like a chapter from fiction,
wero Involved In the search for clues
In many parts ot Europe by American
Secret Service agents which resulted
In tho arrest here yesterday of Wolfe
Lindenfeid. ullas William Llnde, in
connection with the Wall Street bomb
explosion In New York in September,
120. Lindenfeid has fully confessed,
tho authorities say, naming the ring
leaders in tho plot, which Is declared
was ulmcd at J, P. Momn, tha in
ternal macblno exploding prema
turely. According to Sylvester Cosgrowi and
Paul Altendorf, who trailed Linden
feid, the suspect ha named five prin
cipals In tho plot, now In Europe,
who received 3f,000 from the Moscow
Third Internationale through New
York Communists. Lindenfeid has
declared his willingness to return to
New York sh soon as possible and
turn State's evidence. The Polish
authorities say ho was exposed In
1906 as a Russian secret agent and
fled to America at that time, return
ing to Europe last spring.
Altendorf came to Europe In Feb
ruary last, while Lindenfeid cmo
over In March. During the summer
Altendorf, living In various Commun
istic centres, obtained a clue which
Jed him to seek Lindenfeld's acq alnt-
ance. As a result, Cosgrovn arrived
In Warsaw two months ago, posing as
Imvlnr r-nnnAntlnnit with PAmmnnlitt
, America, and wu Intro,
I J Lindenfeid by Altendorf.
er e8tabllsnlnK nU .u
0 VC e11pgested lo LlndenfcId
Lcheme wneroby, y K,vlnc nforam.
(COillnued im Sec i I -use )
WEATHER Rain op 8nowi CoWr
PRICE THREE CENTS,
confeslon as though it were new-made
in Warsaw Is not understood by tha
authorities here, but is believed likely
to be duo to thn machinations of i
Dr. Paul Altondorf. a former Amsrlr
con spy of foreign birth, with whom. .,
the secrot service havo had cxasper-
Lindenfeid was active In the Rus- '
ntan revolution ot 1900. He was ban
ished to Siberia. He escaped and In
Ills arrival In this country was
disclosed by his activities In radical
Industrial movements. Ho was chief
bomb setter and violence director of
one of tho most radical Industrial
organizations, at least so he hu told
Government agents. Wherevor tho
headquarters ot a union hostile to Lin
drnfeld's associates had been blown up
there Lindenfeid was found tp havo
been recently. There was never evi
dence enough to fatten a crlmupon
him. The organizations In which K
was active were finally expelled from
their International unions as being
more devoted to anarchy than to the
best Intercuts of labor.
"In Justice to the Housewreckers
Union, It is proper for The Evening
World to say here that It was not
the body to Which Lindenfeid re
ferred, though members ot that or
ganization have close family and
fraternal connections with other
radical unions which he Implicated,
Lindenfeid became friendly with
Leon Trotzky when Trotzky was In
Chicago. When Trotzky started for
Russia to join in overthrowing the
Czar's Government, Lindenfeid was
bis host at dinner and throughout
radical circles predicted Trotsky
would within a few months "beconio '
the ruler of Russia."
After the war, when he knew be
was under constant observation, he
voluntarily offered to become a "stool
pigeon" among radicals. When Mr.
eral of the men sought by the De
partment of Justlco on Lindenfeld's
information disappeared almost at Uia
moment fixed for tholr arrest, Lintter.
feld came under susplclou and was
After tho Wall Street exploalor. he
appeared again. Somo ot his Info'
matlon dovetailed exactly with Mu,
best Information the Government had
about the great bomb plot
Llndontold said the axp'.oslnn was
perpetrated by a band of anarchist,
organized In an Industrial body m
which tins majority of tie maiober.j
wero Italians, woo had befin t
sponsible foilktnany ot tha fzploatons
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