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BANDIT KILLS GEM DEALER, SHOOTS WIFE
TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE.
To Morrow's Weather CLOUDY AND COLDER.
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"Circulation Hooka Open to All."
I "Circulation Hooks Open to
VOL. LXII. -NO. 21,930 DAILY. ,"p,rt,SWi3r NEW YORK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1921.
f-nlrieil ii. Hiii.iiiI-I'Iumi Maltrr
I'mt I Wire, Nr urk, .N. V.
PRICE THREE CENTS
M II
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BIG CUT IN U.
AM m SUBMITS
PLAN TO CUT DOWN
SUBMARINES
0,000 Tons for Britain and
U. S.- -Existing Tonnage for '
France, Japan aiui Italy.
AMliRICA IS BHNI:HTliu.
Delegates at Conference an-,
"nine That Naval Problems j
W ill Be Settled.
WASHINGTON". Dec. 24 (Asso-
elated Puss) An American pro I
gramme for limitation of submarine ;
tonnage wa.s prrsented to-day to Hu-j
Naval Aruiunicnl Committro of the i
live powers of tho AVashlngton Con
lorencc. Tho programmo proposes a sub
marine tonnage of 60,000 for each
Great Iirltnln nnd tho United SUV.es
and the existing tonnage for Japan,
France and Italy.
This would cut the existing sub
marine tonnaso of the United States
and Great lirltaln ubout one-third
each nnd leavo iho other three powofs
In their present position, that is
France approximately 42,000 tons, Ja
pan 32,000 tons nnd Italy about 22,000
tons.
The Fntlsh proposal for the total
abolishment of .submarines was said
to have bivn placid on file without
definite action. Ihu committee turning
to tho dlsi'iii-sluti of tho American
imitation nktn.
Tli- Aincitcaii proposal, tho Italians
say, Mould be contrary to the Italian
contention that tho naval strength
of Jtuly and Franco should bo equa1.
I'nder llns alteration of the original
Hughe programme, the United
ritaten would scrap 33,000 tons of l".
boats and Great Hrltain 22,404 tons.
Originally Mr. Hughes .suggested a
90,000-lon limit lor America and
Hrltain, but to-day's move consti
tuted a concession to both the liritlnh
and French Icwpoints. Hr.tuln
wanted submain.es abolished, and
France wanted a revision upward s
90,000 tons would Ikj the minimum for
any nation.
Under the new programme France
gets a ibetter ratio of submarines
than If the original scheme had gono
into effect. Under tho original
l'rance could have had only 31,500
tons.
ALL NAVAL ISSUES
AT PARLEY TO BE
SETTLED BY JAN. 1
Satisfactory Ending to All Prob
lems Now Forecast by
Delegates.
By David Laurence.
(Special Correspondent of The Eve
r nino World.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (Copy
right, 1321). Juat as In tho last lap
of the Paris Peace Conference public
. Interest seemed to wane and tho most
foiportont decisions were being made.
Ko at the Washington Conferenco the
really important stage of negotiation
has been reached at .1 time when the
monotony of diplomacy has readied
an anti-climax to the dramatic mo
ments of tho opining sessions.
Tho truth is that the Washington
(Continued on Second Page.)
The EveningWorld
Will Not Be
Published
Monday Dec. 26th
5- Year- Old New
Who Was Choked
TESSit
SLAYER OF GIRL
STILL A FUGITIVE
Police Confident He Will Soon
Be Arrested Fear Boy Ha;
Met Like Fate.
The police of New Itrunswlck, N.
J., feel confident they will soon ar-
rrst Georgo Gouras, who Is wanted
as the slayer of little Tcsslo Kucher-
ski, S years old, w'.u-e body was
found yesterda i Klesccpe bag
in the Alba-.i . in New Bruns
wick. A ruiiuu !as: night that ho
had been arrested and was being
brought to New Brunswick brought
a crowd to tho stati.ui.
Gouras, according to the bartenders
formation that a boy Gouras said
logger and on '.lis day he lured the
child away tried to soil them whiskey
and was drinking from a flask he
had. Tho child was playing about
tho bar owned by her mother. She
broke a toy and Gouras fixed It. He
then promised to take her to see
Santa Claus.
Mike Tesky says he lift Gouras
and the child alono while he w'ciu to
tho butcher shop nnd whun hu rc-
turned they wen gone. Tho police
located Gouras's family. His wife has
not seen him In a year nnd his
mother In 20 jcars. Ono son Is in a
reform school. Tho police haVo in
formation that a bo;, Uouras said
was his son, who lived with him at
tho hotel for iwj wtiits, has disap
peared. I! is fea'f.'d ho met the sanu
falo as the littlo girl.
RKNT HKOUOTIOX l'Oa XMAS GIFT
CLEVELAND, Dec. 24. Three hun
dred and fifty tenants of a downtown
nrcndn building- reeclved Christmas pres
ents In the form of rent reductions of
10 to IS per cent. The reduction U effec-
tive jan. i, ana win continue in force
utdil Aurll 1, yrhtu present Jes-ac expira,
IN JERSEY HOTEL
AND BRITISH SUBMARINES PLANNED
Brunswick Girl
to Death in Hotel
I ARRESTED AS HE
APOLOGIZES TO
MAN HE ROBBED
Waiter Sorry for Binding unit Re
lieving Langley of Jewels ana
Charity Funds.
Alfred K. Sutcllffe. a waiter of No.
107 Fulton Street. Brooklyn, walked
into the ofTlco of Leonard V. Langley,
almoner of tho St. Georgo'.s Society at
No. 361 West Hroadway this after
noon and said he was ono of the men
who bound and jobbed Mr. Langley it
somo jewelry and J18."i of the chai t
ablo funds of tho society.
"I got to thinking over what y.u
said while, you wcro being tied tip,"
ho said to Mr. Langley, "that we
would always bo sorry for takinr
Chrlstmafl money from the poor. So 1
came over to apologize."
Mr. Langley signalled to his offlco
boy who telephoned for tho police.
Detcctlvo Vanderdrift from tho Ueach
Street Station came and arrested the
penitent waiter.
RACING RESULTS.
NEW ORLEANS WINNERS.
FIRST RACE Honorable, 3 to 2 and
1 to 2, first! Wireless, S to 1. second:
Itoy C, third. Non-starter -Dnlsey
fields, Blossom House.
SECOND HACK Six furlongs Archie
Akxander, 7 to 1 and 2 to 1, first: Aba
Jane, 1 to :i, econl . Eternity, thlr.l.
Non-starters. The Nephew. Mm olio.
Mickey Mooie, (Jock o' tho Roost, Lieut.
Perkins.
HAVANA WINNERS.
FIRST RACE Six furloiiKs. Machine
Gi'nner, 2 to 1 and 7 to 10. first; Alt
Veilna, 7 to 10. second; Felix M.. third.
Non-starters Salesman and Dandy Van.
SECOND RACE Six furlongs; Swift
Cricket, 5 to 1 and 2 to 1. rlrst : NovIbco,
S to 1, second , Fictile, third. Non-starters
; Carruthers.
CAR HITS TRAFFIC POLICEMAN.
Trnftlc Policeman Charles Carroll,
thiity-.nx, or No. 403 West 47th Htr.et.
was struck by a surface car ut Sixth
Avenue and 40th Street wntle on dutv
Iwt night He suffered a lacerated
scalp and arm and contusion t of tho
knee. Ho was treated In Itoosevelt
Hospital and went homo.
HOLLAND FAVORS LOAN IV V. 8,
THE HAGUE. Dec. 24. The Sec
ond Chamber of the Dutch Parlla-
I mcnt passed by E7 to 10 yesterday tho
bill authorizing a loan In the United
' Btatej for the Dutch Cut Indies.
AMMONIA AND
GAS
KNOCK OUT FIREMEN
Scoie Overcome in Hire That
Drives 25 Down Escapes i
l l-'rom Hotel. ,
! WINDOW'S Wlli BARRED.'
NEAR PENH STATION
Delaying Men in Getting ( Policeman and 3 Depositors
Water to FlamesPoliceman Hit by Robbers' Bullets--Leads
Guests Out. Si 2,500 Stolen.
Twonty-llvc lodgers In the Ameri
can Hotel on tho two upper floors of
No. 4GG Flght.h Avenue, near the Penn
sylvania Station" and the Post Office,
were driven to the street at 4.30 A. M
o day by a Are in the four-story build-
Ing. Some of them were led to the
street by Policeman Joseph Cohen,
who discovered the fire, but others de
layed until smoko cut them off and
had to go down tire-escapes.
A score of firemen wore knocked out
by gaa or ammonia fumes. They
were mostly members of Engtno Com
pany No. 26.
Flames started In the cellar of tho
building, which Is two doors from
33d Street. Tho first Uoor nnd cellar
me occupied by a confectionery, in
which was stored ammonia. Tho sec
ond floor Is u restaurant, which was
closed for the night. The lodxlng
house occupies tho reel of the L'ulld
ing. ltecauso of the Iron shuttered and
barred windows of the lower floors,
firemen were delayed getting streams
on tho blaze, which ate through tho
gas connections und ammonia pipes
and iclcased fumes that knocked out
n fireman almost as soon as he got a
whiff of them. Several lliemen were
hurt by falls- on tho Ice. .
FIVE BANDITS
HOLD UP 3 IN
BROOKLYN OFFICE
dipt. Gilbert O. Wright, Treasurer
of the Lighter Captains' Union, was
going over some papers on his desk
at No. 217 Court Street, Brooklyn,
about 1 o'clock to-day when nvc men
walked In. pointed live icvolvcrs at
him and ordered htm to open the
safe. He did, cheerfully.
Ho had Just deposited In tho bank
all except one twenty-dollar gold
piece. The robbers got thaL Pre
viously they gagged 1.1m and laid him
out on th. tloor of the oHlec. They
profited 1 t his delay, as a member of
the iissn alien came in to pay his
dues. I'll ' 1 tin they tool; $104, then
they pi. hi, i lilm beside Capt Wright.
Tho poiti in tho building then
walked In jnd was laid besido the
others. He was not robbed. He had
done his Christmas shopping early
and had no niuney let t.
Later callers discovered tho three
nfter tho llo robbeis had tired of
waiting and had left.
m
KING OF GYPSIES DIES
AS HIS PEOPLE LOOK ON
Rich Ruler Hail Hern Taken
to
MeetlnK I'Inee for Ills End.
DETROIT, Dec. 24. In a meeting
hall here to-day .'oscph Eli, rulfr of the
Gypsies of North America, died in the
prescni'o of a large crowd of his pray
ing followers, weeping wonvn. clad in
picturesque costumes, and rough ap
pearing men knelt around the couch.
Eli had been operated on at a hos
pital. Wlii n his death appeared cer
tain he was removed to a convention
hall where ho could bo with his people.
Ho will be succeeded by hi brothor,
Peter. The dead man whs reputed to
bo worth several hundred thousand
dollars.
MEXICAN BANDITS
KILL PRIEST AND 20
N(XJAJES, Sonora, lite. 24. A
priest and twenty bos und girls have
been butchered by bandit ra'ders at
Santa Ana, according to radio ad
vices received hero to-day from
Tlaxeala, capital of tho state of that
namo.
The slaughter occurred when the
parish party was on a picnic. Only
ono person, a boy of ten, escaped
ftUve,
JESSE JAMES BOYS
ECLIPSED BY TI
Gunmen Confess Hand in
Spectacular Niagara Falls
Bank Robbery in October..
8 MEN SHOT UP CITY.
Under the persuasive influence of
Inspector John Coughlin of tho De
tective Ilureau, exerted steadily
throughout tho night. Harlow Tower,
alias "Slim Miller," and August Held
confessed early to-day that they
played leading parts In tho hold-up of
tho Niagara Trust Co. at Niagara
Palls, nn.l the shooting up of that
city on Ori. .31, and In the hold-up of
a bank and shqotlng up of tho town
In Ashtabr.ia, O-, last August.
They woro arrested yesterday after
noon In a flat on tho top floor at No.
210 Kait 53th Street by Chief of De
tectives Georgo Calllnan of Niagara
Falls and Detectives Charles Kane,
Hugh Itellly and Harry Ford.
Tho story of Tower and Rn!d ro-
calls tho feats of tho James nnd
Younger banda of bandits In tho
West forty to fifty years ngo. The
James boys and tho Younger boys '
rodo out of the towns In which they j
held up banks on horsobacJc shooting
as they fled, and they owned their I
l.rtana Tniirnr nnd 'Uelil Iinil llln I
band they travelled with usod stolen
automobiles, and on one occasion a
stolen yacht.
The Niagara Falls hold-up was ono
of tho most sensational In recent
years. Right men took part In It.
They lode up to the bank at noon
in an automobllo they hud stolen In
Cleveland. Ono man remained at
the wheol of the car. Another took
up n position at tho door of the bank
with a rlflo over his shoulder and a
pistol In his .ight hand. Tho other
six, each armed with two 44-callbro
automatic pistols entered the bank.
Tower and Held were two of the
six and acted as leaders. Felix Wool
worth. Vice-President of the bank,
fulled to throw up his hands when
ordered to do so und Tower hit him
on the '..cad with the butt of ono of
his plntols, knocking him uncon
scious. There weie ilftccn customers in ttie
bank and ubout the same number of
clerks. Tower's action in starting
violence confused the other bandits
and they began to ehoot. The clerks
fled into the vault of the bank and
the depositors Into a rear room. Two
of tho customers were shot In tho
legs and one In the shoulder becauso
they didn't move fast enough to suit
Held.
Hearing the shooting In the bank
Policeman George Hoollhan of tho
Niagara Falls forco Jumped from a
street car and started for the door.
The lookout shot Hoollhan through
tho head with his pistol. As Hooll.
(Continued on Second Page.)
NO MAIL TO-MORROW,
BUT THERE'LL BE A
DELIVERY MONDAY
Post Office Force to Work Sun
day to Dispose of All Christ
mas Parcels.
There will be no mall deliveries
to-morrow morning. Monday there
will be one delivery to dispose of
all mail received up to late to
night. The extra Christmas force
in all olflces will work Sunday
until all Incoming and outgoing
mall Is taken care of
Monday's delivery is expected
to be heavy, despite the fact that
there has been excellent response
to the pleas to send Christmas
mall well In advance.
BAND TS HELD HERE
TWO DETECTIVES
, SHOT AND BANDI'l
KILLED IN FIGHT
CONNEt
O M'CARTMY
NELSON LEVY
Robber Shoots Her in Temple
and Flees, but Is Caught
by Truck Driver.
Carl Mollar, sixty-four years old, a
dealer In diamonds who did business
with customers who nnswored his
d vertiscments either a,t their homes
or ut his own homo at lCfiS Nclfnn
Avenue, the Ilronx, had as a caller
last night L'lrlch W calling, a pass
able looking young man who looked
ovor his $S,000 stock of Juwcls and
said ho would como back with
enough money to make a purchase
this morning.
Mr. Mollar told him to bo sure tn
como before 0 o'clock as ho was to
start on un errand to Jersey City ut
that hour.
Westllng callel at ten. He told
CapL Wines of the Urnnx Dcteetlvo
Ilureau and District Attorney Glonnon
hat he hoped to find only Mrs, Mollar
t home, believing ho could frighten
her. Mr. Mollar ipencd tha door.
I Westllng thrurt i r volvcr against
the old man's brcn t ind said, 'put
up your li.in Is and keep riuict."
Mr. Moll.ir shou'ej Ursullua," to
warn his nife. I(c did not put up his
hands. Wcstlins: Jiroil two shots. Both
went through Mr. MoI!ar"s heart. Ht
dropped dead on tha doorsill of tho
upurtmcnt.
Urs. Mollar ran out of the room.
(Continued on Second ragc.l
tf''Vir"i 'i
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BANDIT ADMTS
WITH PAL KILLED IN BAM
IN BRONX
m
Milk Striker Confesses in Hospital,
to Which He Fled, That He Got
Wound Fighting Police Who Sur
prised Him and Levy Robbing
Cigar Store.
To the police record of the last sixty hours, thorn was added at ten
o'clock to-day the murder In his homo nt No. 1C08 Nelson Avenue, the
Iltonx. of Carl Mollar, u diamond deulci, by an amateur burglar who also
shot Mrs. Mollur In the head bo that she la believed ut Forilham Hospital
to bo dying. Ulrica Westllng of No. 148 West 46th Street, a former
tnuolllns salesman for tho Wlckwlre Spencer Company and lately an
unsuccessful bond salesman, was mpturcd by a passing truck driver.
Previous entries on tho two duy record Included the killing of a high
wayman at the PUIpps model apartments In West C3d Street; the murder
of a Ilronx saloon keeper by highwaymen, the theft of J4.000 worth of
diamonds from a Hester Street merchant and tha fighting off of two
robbers by tho son of the owner of a Ilowery Jewelry store.
In the case of Nelson, or Nathan.
DFmPn OF RAMniT Levy, tho highwayman killed last
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SLAIN IN HOLDUP
Nathan Levy Arrested 10 Times,
Sent Once to IHlmira and to
Sing Sing Twice.
Tins is the pollco reccrd of the
ui rests und court dispositions of
Nelson (Nathan) Levy, who was
Killed by detectives Inst night
whllo ho was trying to "shoot his
way out" of n Ilronx United
Cigar Store he hud held up:
May 23, 1913; burglary, con
victed, suspended ne.'itsncn by
Judge roster. .
Aug. 21, 1'Jn, suipcnMon of sen
tence revoked,- Bent to Kim Ira
Penitentiary.
Fob. 2C, 13111. burglary, con
victed und sentenced tj Sing Sing
for live years and paroled by
Judge Ilosalsky. (This disposi
tion is Levy's voluntary state
ment and not v d from court
1 eon )
March 10, 1D1G, burglary, con
victed sentenced suspended by
Judge Itosalsky.
Juno 1!), 1910, burglary, A 1-2
years In .Sing Sing by Judge Ito
sa"sk. Juno 23, 1916. rearralgncd on
chargo of carrying concealed
weajions, dismissed by Grand
Jury.
Aug. 15, 1919, grand larceny, ad
mitted to ball, no disposition.
Sept. 1C, 1919, disorderly conduct,
20 days in tho workhouse.
Dec. 22, 1919, robbery, admitted
to bail, case pending.
April 13, 1920, grand larceny,
(stealing automobile), admitted
to balls ball forfeited May 3. 1920.
To wnlch may bo added unof
ficially: Dec. 23, 1321, robbery; gone
..hero there Is no ball. Perma
nently reformed.
MAID'S ALLEGED LOOT
IN HOMES HERE $100,000
Clirlatnma I'r.lrirniiia la llrr Sup.
poird Victim I. rnili to Arrrat.
Antoinette Ureau. u Hclglan do
mcstlo servant accused of stealing
J100.00O worth of nrtlcles from tho
homes of New York women for whom
she worked, was held without ball In
thn Wa h!ngton Heights Court to-day
Tho estimate of her thefts was given
by Assistant District Attornoy Good
man, who said ho believed alio had
sent most if the loot to Helglum. Tho
rest Is supposed to be in puwnshopa
here.
Tho woman's hi rest followed her
telegrams of Christmas greeting to
seur:il of her alleged victims.
movii: tih: nun
iioiuuvn.
Whllo Francis Wollen, owner
of
th-
Kl'.lu Motion Plctur.i Theatre it No. 2707
Pitkin Avenue, Ilrooklyn, liad his back
turned, some one reached through the
ttckot office window Wedric-aUay night
and took the ilny' reeelpU and Ids gold
watch and chain Wulltn ha;, no clue to
tho laic
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nl.rl.l 1 -t .1 . . . . .1. .
...n..i, no in int.b ui uiu ruuuer Kiueu
nt the Phlpps apartments, emphasis
wus added to the contention of Tho
Evening World that the most dan
serous nnd peislstcut criminals In
tho city, are men who have been In
dicted for previous crimes and have
been released op I I.
In spite or agitation a year ago, and
Investigation of the bonding com
panies, it is apparent that criminals
"In trouble" ure ablo to got ball to
go about their evil practices in order
to get revenue with which to defend
themselves In tho courts charged
with their punishment.
Joseph Oats i,f No. 120 East 113th
Street who was caught by tho Kngle
wood, N. J police when ho applied
to the Englowood Hospital for treat
ment for a serious bullet wound in
his abdomen at two o'clock this morn
ing, confessed this afternoon that hu
was tho companion of Levy In the at
tempt to lob tho United Cigar Store
at No. 583 Frecmont Avcnuo nnd that
ho himself hud been shot by a detec
tive. Ilo admitted having accom
panied Levy in sixteen other robbery
exploits, fifteen of which wcro di
rected against t n.ted Cigar Stores.
Oats was taken to Kngleood In an
automobile at two o'clock this morn
ing by Morton Lovy, a brother of
Nelson Lovy. Oats married a sister
of the Levy's. They told tho hospital
officials Oats had been shot In resist
ing bandits In Fort Lee. Oats was
put under ether. When he recovered
from tho anaethetlc. Detective Caso
of tho staff of Capt. Wines wus at
tho hospital, as was tho wtfo of Oati,
to whom word had been sent by Mor
ton Levy.
Caso was allowed to question the
wounded man, who denied any know
ledge of last night's shooting or ot
Lov. He ald ho had been a driver
for the Horden milk concern for years
until ho went out on strike a few
weeks ngo. Then Caso fchowed him
newspapers glvln an account of thj
-hooting, from whirb he learned fof
tho first time that Levy wus dead.. He
covered his face with his hands an 1
ihlvcicd.
HIS WIFE'S PRESENCE LEADS
TO CONFESSION.
"Wo have your wife under arret
here," Cosa told him. "You mbjht as
well come through."
Oats then broke down and made a
full confession. Ho .ald ho was shot
by Dotcctlvc McCarthy after Levy's
first Bitot, striking tho dctectlvo In th
jnw, had knocked McCarthy down.
Oats raid, according to Caso, that
ho stood behind l (to counter of the
stoi reeling John A. Michaels, tiio
cleric with a revolver, and waltin.;
upon customers who were comlnjr :u
fieciuetiUj. Lovj took Gurry Grcfeld.
the manuKvr, into the back room anj
bound htm,
Outs declared there would havo .
beep no shooting If one of the detec
tives had net pulled a revolver. Levy
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