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.7 1 rt"" f 1 u s TO.NIQHT8 WEATHER "IF IT HAPPENS IN NEW YORK rrs in THE EVENING WORLD" VOL. LXII. NO. 21,978 ONE DEAD. EIGHT SHOT. TEXTILE STRIKERS FIRED ON WITH RIOT GUNS: ONE DEAD SEVEN SHOT AT PAWTUCKET Strikers Hear Riot ct Read, Then Attack Police While Arrests Are LLmv; Wade1 Crowd Again Attacks. Little Children Parade With Small American Flags in Natick, R. I., Where Macline Guns Are in Readiness. Two Corporations Will Not Arbitrate Questions of Wage Reduction and Lengthened Hours With Workmen PAWTUCKET, R. I.. Fell. 21.-0nt man was killed, two wore seriously wounded, and six persons were Uurt when the police used riot Runs to day on a crowd of 1,000 person who Kathered at the plant of the .lenckcs Spinning Company, where a strike is in progress. The guns were hrought into play when several patrolmen had been knocked down after (he arrest of three strike sympathizers The dead man is J mm D'Asfump cau of Valley Falls. Tony Regoss and Joseph Dlas of this city wero taken to hospitals in a critical con dition. Mayor Robert A. Kenyon witnessed the shooting. He had artlved at the Kates of the plant eiAly in the morn ing to observe the crowd that lias customarily (fathered to watch winking- operatives enter the mill. The Mnvor. believing that there was danger in the crowd, read the riot net. Up then told the patrolmen 'o be careful and calm but to do thu'r duty and to "shoot if necessary. " POLICEMAN KNOCKED DOWN BY CROWD OF STRIKERS. Meanwhile, smaller knots of L-trikv sympathizers had gathered In the vicinity. Women weie pulling and hauling nt the girls who were at tempting to enter the mill and several of the workers were knocked to the. pavement. The police put their shoulders to the crowd and wio countered with (1st and club blows. Thrco patrolmen wore knocked down. A passing furniture van was com mandeered by the police to servo as a. patrol wagon, but when the patrol men attempted to bustlo their pris oners aboard it they were met with a 'bombardment of stones. Then riot (runs swept tho crowd. Eight persons fell, all but two of whom got -up nnd made away. Tho crowd dispersed. The Sth Coast Artillery Company, which was mobilized in the state Armory last night for possible duty (Continued on Second Page.) HYLAN "PUT AND TAKE" WAYS IN CITY BUDGET Parr f'liarll) iiroirliitlnii mnl Turn It In Police Pensions. Tho Board of Estimate to-day exe cuted another feat in the financial game of "put and take," which has been In progress since the 1922 budget began 10 ussumo definite bulk. After an cxe mtive session at which tho advieo of Corporation Counsel O'Hricn was taken, tho board lifted $190,152 from the charit able Institutions appropriations and paid It back to the police pension fund from which It is alleged It was extracted or borrowed to keep tho budget down or make It appear to bo not quite as big as It really was. Comptroller Craig objected strenuous ly to the transfer of funds from tho charities appropriations. I said that no tction which would Jeopardize the ltys obligations to tho helpless thou sands depertdlng upon It should bo taken hjr the Hoard of Estimate. Acting Mayor Murray Hulbert snid he fund for charitable institutions con mined over $6,000,000, and that the most he transfer could accomplish would ho i lie depletion of the fund for Decemher, '322. This could be made up from ac crual or through a. special icvcnuc bond AIRSHIP ROMA BLOWS UP Cloudy. DAILY. Copj-rlcht (New PublMilor BEER TAX ALONE, 20 GENTS A GALLON, sCoS.ooo.uoo a Year, Treasury Experts Agree, Could Easily Be Obtained.- By David Lawrence. J tjpaf!y Correspondent of -The Eve-1 ninu uriu.j ( WASHINGTON. Feb. 21 (Copy-j light. 1922.) Bootlegger or bonus ' that's the question which now Is being pi opounded here. Shall the t'.overnment put a tux on light wines and licer, or even m beer only, nnd get more than enough money with which to pay the soldier bonus, or shall the bootlegger con tinue to get enormous profits which the Government is unable to reach ei'her through the income, tax oi through Prohibition enforcement? In desperation, Congress Is seeking a method to raise $350,000,000 a year to pay a soldier bonus. Practically' every new method of taxation sug gested has enough foes to prevent adoption by both Houses of Congress. The bond Issue has been rejected by President Harding, the revival of the excess profits tax and nuisance taxes have also been tabooed by Mr. Harding. t And now the agricultural bloo is lighting the sales tax on the ground that it will Increase coat of living to everybody. Under these circumstances Repre sentative John Phillips Hill of Mary land, author of a bill to tax light wines nnd beer, asks why not gather, in at least $000,000,000 a year by such taxes and buve more than eno-.gh to pay the soldier bonus? "The American Legion has no ob jection to any method thut may be proposed for raising revenue," said John Thomas Taylor, Chairman of tho National Legislative Committee of the American Legion, who is conducting tho fight for the bonus. "We believe tho Senato and House commltees are sufficiently competent to find ways to finance the bonus." Speaking of tho amounts which could bo raised by taxing light wines und beer, Representative Hill told this correspondent to-day that taking the figures of 1914 on beer alone and Im posing a tax of 20 cents a gallon tho total amount that would bo raiseJ would bo $408,000,000. If that was the consumption of beer in tho face of competition with distilled spirits, how much more beer would bo con sumed if distilled spirits are abso lutely prohibited? At least $200,000, 000 more tnxes would be available answered Mr. Hill. This grand total of $608,000,000 that might be available out of beer taxes Is confirmed by Treasury Department experts. Most officials have no doubt that (Continued on Second Page.) HARDING SELECTS DEBT COMMISSION Three of Cibinet, Senator and Con gressman Named to Arrange Funding. WASHINGTON. Feb. 21. Nomination of Secretary Mellon. Secretary Hughes. Secretary Hoover, Senator Hmoot and Representative Jlurton to ba members of the Allied Debt Funding Commission win iic soni 10 me senate to-day, Jt wan announced at tha White Houm, WOULD PAY BONUS wbt "Circnlntion Books Open to All." York World I br Vrtn Company, 10'2'J. NEW oomstoficiit T Mostly All Men This Time, Only Ten Women Turning Out for SI 08,000 Suit. EVEN BLOCK TRAFFIC Mrs. Wilkenning Testifies Zukor Contract Was Due to Her Efforts. Heroine worshippers und some hero worshippers to-iky again erowikd outside the doors of Judge Mack's court In the Federal Ilulldlng wherein sat Mary Plckford, defendant In a ruit for $108,000 for alleged breach of contract, and her husband, Douglas Fairbanks. Doug hlniscir had to.rdd twit Jfiputy marshals to' clear a path ..hioiiSh the corridor so Mary could make her en trance, followed by her mother an.l a train of lawyers. The crowd surged so hard then against tho doors that the deputy marshals had to use foico to drive It back. Most of tho spectators, strangely enough, were men. Only ten women wero in the court room to admire Mary's squirrel coat, her blue turban trimmed with gray wool, her "little" blue dress with its low white collar and her white spats and gloves. Doug's yellow overcoat and need of a haircut didn't attract much attention. Mis. Cora Clara Wilkenning, tho play broker, who alleges Mary owes her 10 per cent, of a million-dollar contract made with Adolph Zukor in 1916, entered quietly nnd alone. Mrs. Wilkenning, who testified yes terday that Mary had como to her In 1915 haying she thought she ought to have a million-dollat contract, 03 Charlie Chaplin had. and arranged with her to get offois from other companies so Mr. Zukor would be fotced to increase Mary's $2,000-'.-week salary, resumed the stand. She identified a letter written by Denjamln H. Hampton in which ho inclosed a $1,000 check to bind a con tract between Ilamp'on and Miss Pickford, which she says sho secured, whereby Mary was to leceivo $3o0,G,'O a year. Mr. Hampton, the continued, withdrew when Mr 7ukor threat ened suit because the actress was under contract to him until March, 191ti. She testified that when sho dis cussed with Mr. Zukor whether Mary had signed a contract with another pcison, Zukor said: "If Miss Pickford leaves me, I'm going out of the moving plcturo busi ness; and I don't Intend to do that." She then related that sho obtained an agreement for Miss Pickford with John R. Freulcr, giving the actress B0 per cent, of stock In the proposed company and a guarantee of $10,000 a week for elghty-fivo weeks. Sho Bald Miss Pickford and her mother were In her office when Freuler mado the offer. "They hesitntcd," she testified, "and Mr. Freulcr said: 'I suppose you're disappointed because It isn't a million dollars. Well, I'll add a bonus of $150,000. That makes a million." Miss Pickford seemed satisfied with (Continued on Second Page.) BALFOUR REFUSES HIGHEST HONORS FROM KING GEORGE Arms Delegate Declines Title for Fourth Time To Remain Commoner. LONDON, Feb. 21. Tho highest honors which King George can confer have been for tho fourth time refused by Arthur J. Balfour, upon his return from tho Washington conference. A peerago was offered to Mr. Balfour, and when It -was declined King George offered to make his Minister n high officer of the Order of the Garter, something unprecedented, for It has seldom been conferred below the rank of Earl. This also Mr. Balfour declined. A H OK m IN HRONG AT COURT YORK, TUESDAY, Largest Semi-Rigid Dirigible in World Which Exploded Crossing Hampton Roads DE VALERA URGES SPLIT IN SINN FEIN Better That Than One Force Divided, He Pleads for j Republic. DUBLIN, Feb. 21 (Associated Press). Eamon Do Valora, appar ently regarding a split of tho Sinn Fein party as Inevitable, openly ad vocated such a division in address ing the Ard Fheis. the National Sinn Fein Convention, at its extraordinary session to-day, saying it would be better for Ireland to have two ar mies each ready to assist the other if the country wore Imperilled rather than ono army divided In It self. Mr. De Valera's speech was the outstanding featuro of the morning session of the Ard Fhels, which had only begun the discussion of the party's future policy for or against the Anglo-Irish Treaty when tho luncheon adjournment was taken at 1.40 P. M. until 3 o'clock. When Mr. Griffith roso at the be ginning of the afternoon session to move his amendment to Mr. Do Va lera's resolution, he was given an ova tion. Mr. Griffith's amendment af firmed that the peace treaty was fully Justified by the Sinn Fein Constitu tion. He Bald he stood by the treaty because he firmly believed It was in the best interests of Ireland. Ho then launched Into a vigorous defense -jt the agreement. Mr. Griffith said he was detei mined that the people should decide the question of ncceptlng or rejecting the treaty. Their verdict would bo suffi cient for him, nnd he would not at tempt then to obstruct others wotking for other alms. In the same way, he would expect. If the Free State sup porters won, that there would be no obstruction to It from its opponents Regarding Ulster, he said be wanted to win the present l.'nionists fur Ire land, but wns never In favor of co ercing them. He closed with an ap peal for Irish unity nnd pcarc with honor with Englnnd. Long before the convention opened (Continued on Second Page.) WITH TWO ARMIES 'FEBRUARY 21, IN TEXTILE STRIKE BRITISH ROYAL FESTIVITIES LEADING UP TO NUPTIALS OF PRINCESS MARY King and Queen to Receive 1,500 Guests at Bucking ham Palace. LONDON, Feb. 21 (United Ptcss). Festivities connected witli the wed ding of Princess Mary and Viscount Ijascelles begin this afternoon, when King George and Queen Mary receive 1,500 guests at Buckingham Palace. Tim I'rinco of Wales' present to his sister will bo a motor car, It was learned to-day. Tho Iloyal family Is giving the Princess an antique clock, wliilu King George nlieady has given bis daughter a piece of jewelry. LONDON, Feb. 21 (Associated Press). Preparations for the wed ding of Princess Mary and Viscount Luscelles aro nearlng completion, and early ficquonters of London's streets will seo some morning this week empty carriages being drawn along tho route, escorted by cavalry, In re hearsal of the procession from tho Palaco to Westminster Abbey, ho that nothing may go awry on tho all-Important day. In reality there will Iki two proces sions on Feb. 28, tho day of the wed ding. Queen Mary and Queen Mother Alexandra with their escort nnd at tendants will form the first, the King following shortly afterward with the lirldo and an escort. Tho route will be thiough Tho Mall, (Continued on Second Pago.) FLAPPERS' STYLES CALLED DISPLAY OF WEAK-MINDEDNESS July Furs and Winter Undress Assailed by Doctor in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 21. July furs and winter undress wero hold as signs or a weak mind by Dr. Chuilcs Grayson in an address to tho Medical School i.f the University of Pennsylvania. "Feeblemindedness may dis play Itself In a variety of way.i," Dr. Grayson explained, "but piobably In none more convinc ingly than by such follies as wearing furs In July nd light weight silk stockings and .nj shoes In January." The fad of flapping golshei did not escape without a Jab from tho doctor. ! "Circulation Books Open 1922. COUPLE BEGIN ALLOWED TO LAPSE cJ0-Day Treaty Provision Ex pires Hundreds of Millions Are Involved. WASHINGTON, Feb. 51 (Asso ciated Press), Treaty provisions for tho settlement of claims of American citizens against Germany, aggregat ing hundreds of millions of dollars, lapsed more than a fortnight ago, It was learned to-day, and entirely new diplomatic negotiations with Ger many may bo necessary to pave the way for a settlement. I)y tho terms of the separate, peaco treaty with Germany the United States reserved the right to Initiate, within ninety days after the exchango of ratifications, 'the creation of a mixed arbitral committee to consider claims arising out of the World 'ar. Tho ninety. day period expired on Feb. 9 without the American Govern ment having exercised Its irscrved right. On March 8, 1921. President Wilson transmitted to tho, henate data pre Iarcd by Secretary Colby regarding claims filed with the State Depart ment by American citizens, which shelved a total of 1.253 claims, filed or In process of filing, with an ag gregate value of $221,211, 165. Depart ment officials to-day said those figures hod remained virtually unchanged. In addition to rlnlms by American citizens there aro various pre-war and wartime losses sustained by the Gov ernment of the United States, aggre- 'ing $80,534, 311: claims for Arnerl- property sequestered In Germany nountlng to $11,H7.3. nnd claims for losses sustained by American cor porations operating In Houmanln when that country wnfl Invaded by the Gorman Army In 118 The latter claims aggregate 8T2.fll.7H let. nt a U.S.DAWIAGE CLAIMS AGAINST GERMANY rate of exchange not yet detetmlned. TO-MOnnOW'8 MEMf EDITION to AIL" I.ntrrfil Srroml-CUM MaMr Pt Office, .t York, N. t. ;4 AIRMEN DEAD, 1 4 MISSING : AS ARMY DIRIGIBLE ROMA EXPLODES AT HAMPTON ROADS I H Rudder of Largest Semi-Rigid Air ship in World Breaks and Forced Landing Causes Blast That En velopes Ship in Flames. ' NORFOLK, Jan. 21. The dirigible Roma exploded 'at 2 l M. to-day with the loss of at least four-Ws. Fourteen are reported missing, but reports as to the exact number stfTar are unconfirmed. The ship carried a crew of thirty as it left l-artglett Field. Tliejruder broke as it circled over the army base and the l?3g!cen(J'slgwly to earth. As its nose plowed' Into the groli'rtd.'a IrcWndrjids explosion slv.iiA the frame and the bag1 was enveloped in flames. Four bodies were picked up. The intense heat of the flames rendered rescue work impossible, and until the fire is extinguished it will not be known as to the number of dead. MARY GARDEN OUT AS OPERA DIRECTOR AFTER THIS SEASON May Remain in Chicago Com pany as Singer; Not Com ing to Metropolitan. Announcement that Mis Mnry Garden Intends resigning her position as dliector of the Chicago Opera Company nt the close of this season, if some ono can be found to replace her, was made to-day by Howard K. Potter, her secretary. He added that Miss Garden cvpects to remain with the organization as a singer. Definite decision will be withheld Mr. Potter went on, until Miss Garden shall have had a conference next month in Chicago with HutnuO Instill, tho new President of the opera company. If Mr. Instill Insists that she shall remain ns tho artistic head of tho organization.- she will do so, but Just now Miss Garden fcds it to be more worth her while to retlro from that office. "Miss Garden has received n $250, 000 offer for a concert tour from a Now York manager," Mr. Potter said. "and she has many other Interests which she has found Impossible to carry out, owing to the demands upon her time exacted by her directnrMbip and the attending responsibilities, an noyances, troubles and hnrassmcnts of tho position." Luclcn Muratore, leading tenor of the Chicago company, stated posi tively that unless Miss Garden to f.'.gns us director he will not sign a contract to Blng with tho organiza tion next ycur. A representative of the Metropoli tan Opera Company said to-day Unit no negotiations wero pending witu Miss Garden, lookin,; to her joining that rompany. CHICAGO, Feb. 21 (Associated Press). Samuel Insull, President of the Chicago Civic Opera Association, which has charge of tho Chicago Op era Company, declared he was not surprised when Informed to. day that Mary Garden planned to resign us Director at the end of tho present season. "I havo known for some tlmo that sho planned a reorganization of hir personal affairs," he said, "nnd It Is only natural sho should tire of the arduous duties of directing a company of grand opera singers. "I sincerely trust Miss Garden Is not In nny way considering severing herself enUrely from the Chicago Company." WEATHER Rain) Wrmr. PRICE THREE CENTS RIOTS ? The Koma was put chased by the United Slntcs from tho Italian Gov ernment. It was brought to this country aboard ship, after the disaster to th" Dirigible Zlt-2, purchased from Great llrllaln, over the City of Hull, ling laud. The hugo nirslilp was making a icrieu of test lllghts. It had been planned to take It on a tour of the whole United States. Tho Itoma was the largest dlrlgllil owned by tho United -States Govern ment and was purchased from Ital? Her mammoth gas bag had p. capacity of more than a million cubic feet. A numlier of passengers were said to have been aboard. Four men were rescued, but we., badly burned. An attempt was to be mado by the Itoma to smash the world's record for speed with a dirigible. I-nngley Field olllces confidently cxpectd the ship to make nlucty miles an hour ci the trip. The accident took place two hours after the ship left her bangai . WASHINGTON. Feb. 21. Tie Itoma, queen of the American arm't dirigible, was one of the largest craft of Its kind In the world. It was the greatest dirigible In tbiscountry. Tho big ship, only recently chr.s tcnxl hero with elaborate ceremonies, wns built for tho United States in Italy. BAD CONSTRUCTION REPORTED CAUSE OF FATAL ZR-2 WRECK Sensational Disclosures Promised When Air Ministry Makes Its Report. LONDON, Feb. 21. What are char acterized as "sensational disclosures" are made in the Air Ministry's report into the U-38 disaster at Hull last summer, says tho Air correspondent of the Kvenlng Star to-day. The re port has not yet been made public. Tho R-JS, renamed tho ZH-2 when it was purchased by the United States from the British Government, collapsed over Hull while on a test trip, with tho loss of more than forty lives, Including nearly a pcore o' Americans who wero to have formed part of her crew. The correspondent, who sayi no de cision has been yot reached in ie gnrd to making public the report, j -serfs that much of the Air Mlnisti . Inquiry will be found to contain find ings to all intents and purposes d.:i -metrically opposed to those of Me naval airship experts, and ho aaus that "the whole system under whici tho ship was constructed Is strong! condemned." s.