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PLOT5 IN AFTER "SOLVING" WARD To-Nlght'a Weather PROBABLE SHOWERS. To-Morrow'e Weather PROBABLE 8HOWERS. i CELL v.. Final tuUL 4 J EDITION VOL. LXII. NO. 22,065 Gary Tells Why U. CHICAGO PAYS $1 FOR GAS; NON-PROGRESSIVE NEW YORK PAYS $1.25-$1 Because We Won't Adopt Up to Date Methods of Gas Manufacture. BEHIND ALL U. S. CITIES City in Clutches of Oil Con cerns That Keep Out Coke Oven Process. (By Sophie Irene Loeb. SECOND ARTICLE. The Evening World's quest a to trhr New 'York pays the highest gas rate In proportion to Its population fcrings out the following: 'The twentytwo-candle power, whloh is the most costly method of making gas, has become obso lete. Little or no effort has been made by the gas corporations to change the standard or the method of puking gas. The recent decision of the Su preme Court that the present price of gas is confiscatory, Is but one evidence of the costly methods mpleyed In New York City. In the City of Cleveland, scarce ly a day's Journey away, the peo ple are paying 85 cents per 1,000 oublo feet and New Yorkers pay form $1.25 to $1.50. As far West as Seattle, Wash., people are paying on a sliding scale from $1.25 to 60c, with a 20 per cent, discount on the first rate for prompt payment. In Philadelphia. two hours from New York, the price of gas is $1 per 1,000 feet. The price of gas In Chicago is $1 per 1.000 cubio feet and they are working out a coke-oven method of making gas to reduce this price. In St. Louis the charge Is $1.05 for 1,000 oublo feet and they are furnishing a 600 British Thermal Unit. (Approximately thosame as Is now served In New York.) In Minneapolis the same 600 British Thermal Unit, is served et $1.06 to the consumer and 89o. for publlo use. i In Reading, Pa., the rates range from $1 to $1.10. In all of the above Instances the gss rates are lower than New York, and they have changed from a candle power to a British Thermal Unit, ranging from 475 "British Thermal Units to 660. In other words, they have resorted to a moro economical way ot making gas and tho prices have been lowered .accordingly. NEW YORK GAS MEN WON'T MAKE CHEAPER PRODUCT New York had an option to do the lame thing but not slnco 1906, when The New York Evening world ee cured tho original 80-cent Gas Law, have they availed themselves of mak ing a. cheaper gas that will at the (Continued on Thirty-second Page.) REAL ESTATE ADVERTISEMENTS for the Sunday eWorld Must be in The World Office To-Day Before 6 P. M. Te secure Proper Classification DAILY. .50 PEAK RATE Ai PARTIAL MONOPOLY BY U. S. STEEL IS ADMITTED BY GARY $55,957,823 Profits in "Lean , Year" on 655,407,568 Business. During to-day's session of the Lockwood Housing Commtttco- Sam uel Untermyer, Its chief counsel, ob tained an admission from Judge E. H. Gary, head of the United States Steel Corporation, that last night's morger of the Midvnle, the Inland and the Republic steel concerns would end competition In structural steel, so far as these concerns were concerned. "And you understand this commit tee Is particularly concerned with structural steel In connection with housing?" Judgo Gary was asked. "I did not know It was confined to structural steel," retorted Judge Gary. "If Mr. Morgan Is not tho domina ting figure In the United States Steel Corporation, who on earth Is?" asked Mr. Untermyer. "Well, I will sa,v the finance com mittee Is and hop always been," re plied Judgo Gary, The finance committee meets every week, tho witness explained. Tho five members of this committee aro J. P. Morgan, George F. Baker, Judgo Gary, Perclval Roberts, President Farrell and Messrs, Llndabury and Phllbrlck, "Suppose. Instead of this being a kind and elccmesynary despotism, It were a ruthless one, and you chose to exterminate your competitors by foregoing this' three or five dollars a ton differential. It would not take long to do bo, woud It?" "I don't think that Is a practical question," replied Judge Gary. "But 1 Us logical," insisted Mr. Un termyer. Judge Gary admitted that the U. S. Steel Corporation had a monopoly In a number of products. "There are lines In which you have a complete monoply In this country?" Mr. Untermyer asked. "If you call that a monoply," replied Judge Gary. Ho didn't remember off hand tho 1921 volume of business. Asked to take the report, he smilingly replied It would tako him time to go through the records. Charles Mac Veagh, attorney for Mr. uary, located the page In the report containing the figures sought. Pago 25 showed a total of $655,407, 588 of business In 1921, "a lean yenr," as Mr. Gary said. After pay ing Interest on bonds the 1921 not profit was $65,957,823. Mr. Untermyer objected to includ ing a sinking fund charge against net earnings. Mr. Gary thought It should be charged. The "leap year" showfcd a reduc- (Continued on Ninth Page.) HEARSTS GUESTS OF HARVEYS AT LONDON LUNCHEON Publisher and Wife Enter tained Last Night by Nobility. LONDON, June 2. Ambassador and Mrs. George Harvey to-day entertained at luncheon Mr. and Mrs. William Randolph Hears. "Circulation Books Open to All." Copyright (New York World by Press Publlshlnc Company, lOti. T ARE SENT BACK TO Regiment Recently Returned From Ireland Leaves Plym outh for Belfast. POUR OIL ON WOMAN. Draft of New Constitution Has Features Thought to Be Untenable. LONDON, June 3 (Associated Press). A British regiment which re turned from Ireland In February left Plymouth to-day for Belfast. As a result of representations try Sir James Craig, the Ulster Premier, the Evening News to-day says It un derstands a concession has been made to the Ulster Government, giving It greater control of British troops In Ulster without first having to obtain authority from Winston Churchill, the Colonial Secretary. Reports nre current that tho Constitution, ns drawn up in Dub lin and brought here for submis sion to tho Cabinet, Is unacceptable. It is said to depart from its model, the Canadian Constitution, In Impor tant respects, and also proposes for tho representative of the Crown In Ireland a status which Is wholly un satisfactory, and further provides that Ireland havo liberty of action regard ing her foreign relations, which tho supporters of tho treaty In England nover contemplated. BELFAST, June 2 (Associated Press). After a twenty-four hours' orgy of shooting, Incondlarlsm nnd looting, tho city enjoyed a compara tively quiet night, although sniping continued In the Mill Field area and a woman was soverely wounded. An act of the most barbarous cru elty which occurred during last night's rioting became known this morning. .When a gang forced the door of a doctor's rcsldenco in the south side of the city, they wero told by the servant, Susan McCormlck, that ho was not at homo. Thereupon they poured a can of petrol over her and, set her clothing afire. Sho ran screaming Into the street, where neighbors extinguished the flames, but not beforo she had been severely, burned. Sho was taken to a hospital In a serious condition. Heavy firing between Irish Repub lican army forces and Ulster special constables occurred during the night at Dungooloy Cross, on the Louth Armagh border. It lasted seven hours, and It Is believed threo of the specials wero killed. The Inhabi tants along the border In the vicinity have fled to Dundalk. Firing also occurred at Culleville for several hours. Catholics are fleeing from Ulster In largo numbers. ENGLAND TO PAY U. S. IN THE FALL LONDON, June 2 (Associated Press). The Government has com pleted arrangements to pay during the coming fall interest amounting to 25,009,009 on tho British debt to the United States. It has not yet been decided whether a special mission will be sent to Washington to discuss the debt with the American Government. Till! WOULD TIIAVF.L. ni'IlEAE. Jlrr.de. Pulitzer (World) nulldlnr. BS-B3 I'ark Haw, N. V. Cltr. Tslephone ftetkraan 4000, Check room for baiiaie and parcon opn day and nliht. Monty orders and travellers' cliccki for salt. Adrt. BRITISH ROOFS ULSTER A TAL NEW YORK, FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1922. S. Steel Has Partial Monopoly Boy of Five Plunges Into Chasm Between Buildings As He Is Fire Chief, Driver and Police REUNION OF 27TH TO Review Precedes Addresses by Prominent American and Allied Leaders. The doughty 27th Division, which broke the much vaunted Hlndenburg Line and otherwlso covered Itself with glory In France, held a reunion to-day In the 7th Regiment Armory Tho reunion brought together from all over the State many men who had not seen one another slnco tho division camo home In Mnrch 1919. Tho 5,000 veterans nnd tho 5,000 troops belonging to tho National Guard In this city will bo reviewed by Major Gen. John F. O'Ryan. Ho will have around him n number of distin guished guests, Including Gen. John J. Pershing, Gov. Miller, Mayor Hylnn, Field Marshal Earl French and Col. J, Mayhew Wnlnwright, Asslswtnnt Secretary of War, who served with the division, all of whom will make addresses; Unltod S tates Senators Calder nnd Wadsworth, Baron De Cartler, representing tho Belgian Gov ernment; Col. Dumont, representing France, and Gen. Bet,hell, represent ing the British Ambassador, also Col. Sampson Fnlson, representing the 30th Division. The first work of the day, when tho armory was opened at 9 o'clock, was tho registry of thoso attending tho re union and the validating of the transportation certificates of those coming from out of town. Captains and Majors and Colonels were there to meet their men, and rank distinctions were flung aside (Continued on Ninth Page ) HEAR HARDING SPEECH BY RADIO Photographs of the reunion of the heroes of the 27th Di vision will appear to-night in the Night Pictorial (Green) Edition of The Evening World. Being Carried Across Roofs at Fire jjj ' WM- KRAMCR AND Who Saved Lives by Their Heroism at Greenwich Street Fire 0 Rescued, Together With 30 Others, Many of Them Chil dren, by Heroism of Two Policemen and Firemen. Michael Kramer, five years old, fell five stories as ho was being rescued at a fire that endangered thirty per sons In tho flvo-story building, No. 160 Greenwich Street, nt 4.30 A. M to-day. He plunged Into a small pit formed by tho walls of threo build ings. The pit was filled with rubbish and water, and a spectacular rcscuo was made by Battalion OUlef David J. Oliver and his driver, .William A. Fraser. They got on the roof o? a two-story extension, and Oliver stood on tho bottom rungs of the ladder while Fraser lowered him Into the pit. Tho boy was floating unconscious In the water when reached. He was hurried to the Hroad Streot Hospital, where It was said ho probably would dlo. Tho first two floors of the building Jro bako shops. Flvo families live on tho threo upper floors, and most of tho thirty persons are children. Po liceman Sydney Kerr of the Oak Street Station hoard tho shouts of tho bakers as they ran Into tho street, and by the tlmo he had sent an alarm and returned, the flames had gone through tho halls to tho roof. Tho building Is near Cortlandt Street and noxt door tcr tho old Greenwich Street I'ot Ice Station. Just outsldo Is tho Ninth Avcnuo "L" structure. William Kramer, his wife, and their threo children, Michael, five; May, threo anJ a half, and Tllllo Boven, Hvo on the fourth floor. They havo a boarder, John Larsen. When they opened their doors to run out they found the rear fire-escapes hot and crowded with struggling men, women and children. Tho escapes wero so hot no one could go down them, and it was impossible to get ladders up In front because of the "L" structure. (Continued on Ninth Page ) JSJ Mrn'a Two Pants Summer bulls, 111.13. The III l 'JMWIIINO Corner, lley, cor. Han lay Ht (opp, WooUorlh llldi ), will eell to-day and Haturday t7' Men a and Youn Men s T I'ants Humm.i Hulte in the sea son's n"'it shades. Sport models, single and d' uble breasted, all sites; also Calm lii'K'-h Mohair sold elsewhere at 25. Our ixH-lal price for to-day and Saturday, (14 03 auj 17.li V Open Saturday nliht till 10. HUB Ctuthltri, Broadway, cor, Barclay flt. Advt. I "Circulation Books Open Knterfd as Second-Class Matter I'osl Office, New York, N. Y. CV4I1 id T HELD AFTER BEING San Francisco Man Also Held, Said to Have Assaulted Playwright. BALTIMOrtE, June2. When tho steamship Columbia docked here this afternoon from San Francisco, United States ofllclals placed George H. Ilroadhurst, noted playwright and theatrical producer of New York, and J. B. Hymon, of San Francisco, under detention on the result of an alleged murderoiiH assault committed by Symon upon Ilroadhurst whllo the vessel was on tho .high seas. TWO BOYS KILLED, ONE DYING, BY AUTO Two boys, one 'a bnby of two, were killed to-day by automobiles, and a third is dying In a hospital. Tho chauffeur in each caso wna arrested. Stanley Mongoskl, two years old, No. 135 23d Street, Brooklyn, stepped from the sldewnlk to the street near his homo and was run down by an auto truck owned by Brandt & Hagg of No. 65 Vesey Street. Ho was taken to tho Methodist Episcopal Hospital, whero he died half an hour later. Ralph Shannon, the chauffeur, No. 240 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, was arrested. Itobert Stewart, six, of No. 210 West 146th Street, fell from an auto mobile In which he was riding at 146th Street and Seventh Avenuo and a rear wheel passed over his head. He wae taken to Columbui Hospital, where he died soon aftc.r, his skull being frac tured. The operator of the motor car, Uriah Sutherland, of No. 228 West 138th Street, was arrested nnd ar raigned In Washington Heights Court. Jacob Ashklnazl, nine, of No. 1382 Park Avenue, was Btruck by an au tomobile at Lexington Avenue and lOld Street. He was taken to Mt. Slnal Hospital with a fractured skull. The driver of the car was arrested. GEO BROADHURS ATTACKED ON SHIP EDITION to All," MAIN IN WARD MYSTERY BLOWS UP AFTER A SEARCHING INQUIRY . - Cunningham, Who Says He Aided .... Injured Man, Explains Shooting Calls Father Real Conspiracy Vic- -a tim His Story Nothing was learned by District County or any of 'the officials working with him to-day to toet the extent of iho truthfulness of the statement made by a "witness" produced by. tho New York American, J, J.- Cunningham, binder nrrost at White Plains as a material witness because of his telling of circumstantial, but conflicting, tales regarding the killing of Clarence Peters by Walter S. Ward. Cun ningham said Joe Jackson a seriously wounded by Ward when JPetjrs ' ' .. ' .- was-union. y In some of the "revelations" he eald the wounded Jackson had. been taken to Stamford, Conn. Sheriff Werner and two deputies spent an hour In Stamford Interviewing Charles Rogers and Louis Natale, local chauf feurs. Though the Cunningham stories mentioned a Charles Rogers as having been with Jackson nt teh time of the shooUng and at Stamford, both men wero excused nnd Sheriff Wornor roturnod to White Plains leaving his men to search southtrn Connecticut hospitals and sanitariums. 1 1 District Attni-nov Wo.t. InvlliJ 12. E Rose Drinks Iodine in School, but Promptly Tells Nurse. In dramatic protest against restric tions which her mother sought to 1m poso upon her as a young child, Roso Rizcn, twelve years old, swallowed a quantity of Iodine this morning In the hallway of her classroom in Publlo School No. 30, at 141st Street and promptness with which she told what she had done and the aid that was given her doubtless saved her life. She was takn first to Lincoln Hospi tal and then to her home. No. 435 East 138th Street, by her mother, the hospital physicians saying that she was not seriously 111 of the nolson. i lie mtle yrirl was in cooking class this morning and In the midst of the lesson sho asked tho teatfher, Miss Maud Whitney. If oho might leave the room. Tnls permission blng granted, Rose went Into the allway Just out sldo the door and drank an ounce and a half of Iodine. As soon ns Tie had dono this she walked down four flights of stairs to tho room of Miss Hilda Jorgensen, tho nurse of the school, and told her What she had done An ambulance was sent for, and while It was on Its way Miss Jorgen sen and tPntrolmnn Mlchaol Meraglla, of the Alexander Avenue Station, ad ministered first aid In the shape of quantities of milk. Then the am bulance took the child away for more thorough treatment. The 'bottle from which she had drunk was found In the fold of her dress. Sho had taken It from a medicine chest at home. The little girl's mother said. In ex planation of her daughter's plaint that she was not allowed to go out "like other girls." that Rose wanted too much entertainment of tSe kind not suited either to her venra nor her fetation. She had disappeared some tlmo ago for a whole day, and It was discovered, the mother said, that she had been over In New Jersey for the day. The girl's parents are separated. Frieda Epstein and Florence Gold stein, two classmates of Rose, told reporters to-day that Rose had asked i them yeterday to run away with her. GIRL PUPIL OF CURBED AT HOME ATTEMPTS SUICID PRICE THREE CENTS BY NEW MESS Not Convincing. Attorney P. E. Weeks of WestchMter Walter S. Ward tofeo to White Plain Jail and look at Cunningham. Ward said he would bo glad of the oppor tunity late In the day. Tho mother of Cunningham still further discredited his utterances, . after a visit to him to-day with a' lawyer engaged by her, Maurice J. McCarthy of No. 27 William Street. She said that his story to the effect that Jackson or any other wounded . man was brought to hor home In tho Bronx Is not true. Mr. McCarthy said ho would give the authorities, time , to satisfy themselves Cunningham was not "a material witness to any thing," and would then seek his re lease on ball or by habeas corpus proceedings. The assistants of Mr. Weeks do vcrlbcd his tentative conclusions as to the value of Cunningham's story, aa follows: "Cunningham has some informa tion. Whether ho gained it at first hand or has overheard underworld gossip which he has elaborated nnd sought to capitalize for his own bene fit Is not yet clear. He will be held, at least, until It Is clear." CUNNINGHAM GIVEN OVER TO DISTRICT ATTORNEY. Cunningham was surrendered to District Attorney Weeks of West chester last night toy the New York American with which Cunningham has been dickering, at first anony mously, over since Walter Ward as sumed responsibility for the killing of Peters, May 22. On the strength ot his anonymous communication vaguo hints were published describ ing Peters as having been seen f "luxuriously lolling" in Ward's library tho night before he was found dead. After persuading Cunningham Into disclosing himself the American got from him a hlflhly dramatlo narrative of a rage-maddened outburst of Wal ter Ward In hla library, in which he shot down the defenseless Peters and wounded another man. The two men shot were represented as having called on Ward and engaged him in conversation in which he showed he was familiar with a black mailing plot directed against another person, presumably George 8. Ward,, his millionaire father, who was on his way back from Europe. In this story it was represented that a man in the confidence of the whole Ward family had been secreted with another i witness so that the conversation In the library could be overheard, to the undoing of young Ward. The whole of the statement on which that contribution to th litera ture of the Ward case was based was published In to-day' Evening Journal. Cunningham Is made to say in this statement that, with the "coa 3 : NT i 4