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TTHE EVENING WOULD, FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1922.
fldenttnl lawyer for George B. Ward, Joe. hid la the basement of the Ward j5 horns "behind an old trunk" and ' trjed to listen to the conversation In ,tyift, library through a dictaphone ' Which Cunningham had Installed. The T dictaphone waa out of order, Cun nlngham li quoted as saying, and he and the lawyer tip. toed up the cellar wain to listen, but were discovered i-by a maid who gave an alarm that burglars were In the house. The lawyer walked dcbonalrely Into the If' 3 tet, library very much at home. Ward r,a"' flew Into a ratro. and nrcd four shots! killed Peters, two wounded the second man (unnamed in this parti cular statement) In tho shoulder and head. Bullets splintered woodwork, lbe floor was smeared with goro. The wouuueu mui was lancci 10 Biarmuru 7 by Cunningham In this version and ! ward disposed of the body of peters Ss7r.oThere followed all day Monday the -microscopic search of the library and the rest of the Ward home by relays of detectives which proved that a part the story ("tho trimmings" at wleast) were wild lies. dulli Then Cunningham waa turned over ,1, last night to the authorities at the gUotel McAlpln. And under questioning js:py Mr. weeks, anonrr werner ana o "m,embers of their staffs, assisted by it.A. C. Dennleon and William Dorscy, .d hotel detectives, and Harry Scott of the Plnkerton Agency, he sat forth -&iOi entirely new arrangement of the r . incidents of which he said he had aw knowledge. -jfcr iHe made several different arrange tnnUnti to successive questioners, nut Zft la all of them he said ho was called -""upon for help for the wounded Joe Jackson and helped mm to get surgi '"f'cal care In concealment. He Insisted 3" he had not been In the Ward home " himself) the part previously assigned to himself as the man who sought -'out George 8. Ward's lawysr and Sswfot him to do eavesdropping from rvxWaltcr Ward was now assigned to a Wtnew character he called "Rogers." Cunningham said Jackson was w brought to the Cunningham home In the Bronx (he has refused to tell the "address): he also said he was called srf) by telephone to Stamford where he "found Jackson lying wounded In a taxi cab which had brought him from New Rochclle. W In describing the nature of the recharges which the supposed blackmail- -ws with the aid, as Cunningham said, Wot Walter Ward were using, an Inci dent was described In which the wife tevkfit a widely, known oil magnate contld--jeered herself grossly affronted. To those experienced In prosocutlng blackmatl Mi.ers this part of the story seemed parti w,,cularly "fishy," Inasmuch as It wus obvious that the supposed aggrieved person could not be pursuoded to become a confirming witness and al most certainly would deny the story gejrcn wcro -It true. Deputy Sheriff Iluscoe spent the pight In satisfying himself there was no such place, anywhere within half a mlle of, tho address furnished by tho Mi Informer. ,u HE NOW JEERS AT THE AU . THORITIE3. wi;'. Cunningham, In his cell, Jeered tho authorities Impartially. "They'vo n ,locked mo up," ho eald, "now let them ,0,1 run' around and find out what they can pet without my help; because ap parently It Isn't appreciated." " Warden Hill, after obsorvlng Cun rilngham through the night, sa!d It might be necessary to put him under 'treatment for post-alcoholic nervous-'--.neBs. iicr The Information given to the Dls "jo.trlct Attorney by the American In cluded this statement as coming from Cunningham:. "His plun was to placo Walter n. Ward where It could be shown to the satisfaction of his father, George 3. J5Vard, that his son was getting money out of him on the strength of lnfor- Stjfiatlon concerning the elder Ward which tho son was telling the father a gang of blackmailers was threaten- lng to make public "Cunningham freely said that botr Peters and the mysterious second mai hod gone to the Ward home as the result of an appointment between them and Ward." In another part of the Information Cunningham was made to say that the return of Peters to New York on the eve of the working out of the plot against young Ward was acci dental. Peters, stranded, he was quoted as saying, sought out the man who was to lure Ward Into making criminal statements In the hearing of "a confidential lawyer for George S. Ward." Knowing Peters was ac quainted with Ward at the race tracks, this man seized on Peters as a witness and assistant. - TELLS OF LURID 8TABBINQ AF t - FAIR. Something of the character and re liability of Cunningham Is Indl ted. .by a. part of his state ment In which he says that "the .Blackmail Ring," made up of un derworld thugs, owners of fine racing stables and men of social and -financial position, had tried to drive rtW0 ?rm the raca tracks and the -ountry because they feared refla tions he could make. Ha hnwui .what he said was the scar of a stab wound In his arm to prove that he -had been stabbed deeply In the side by. a knife, and he added that had he .not been too weak to withdraw the knlfo from the wound he would have bled,to death. In his original state, 'ment, as published by the Evening Journal as having been given to the American two days ago, Cunnlncham told of secreting himself in the cellar OT.tne want home with the "confiden tlal attorney of George B. Ward." tthanglng over a dictaphone, which was out of order so that they could not Hoe&r" what was being said between waiter H. ward and the "ropers" In -ire. I vJWnnJ's library, la hi his statement furnished to the Amer1can before the Westchester mi. nhorltibsquestloned him Cunningham talked more of the "blackmail rlnif and his race track1 adventures than of the wpra case. He averted that the jj felrdly theatrlo vnmplrlsh syndicate a usm women ana cnamptigno" to en 8 -Jangle rich men who dabbled In racn " track betting, and they wero enabled to Involve Walter Ward beonust, h Incurred gambling debts which he could not meet out of his battery salary, which Is nioderute, In spit of taiBif-oeui? --jn.e apple or the eye of his asllllonulre 'other, Amonr ' ;hcr th , Cunningham r V said that Jackson, tho man who was wounded by Ward when Peters was killed, was an cmployeo cf the Vol O'Forrell agency. Mr. OTarrell said to-day. "GOULASH" 18 COMMENT OF VAL O'FARRELL. "The Cunnlnrham story la undt luted goulash. I know Cunningham, Ho never worked for" mo. 1 nve heard of Rogers and Jackson. Cun nlngham Is a paranoiac with a cre atlvo criminal Imagination. He Is an unmitigated liar. His utterances may be found by tho authorities of-1 rural county to have a certain reruw Ulna- value but that's about an. Cunningham says he was formerly employed by Commander J. JC I Ross. Canadian turfman and owner of Sir Barton. It Is oven Intimated that ho may be "Charlie Ross" mention od as ono of Peter's companions. The authorities said it might be several days before thy got Cunning ham's full story. Meantlmo they hnvo no Intention of lotting Cunningham's detention affect Ward's status. When Ward was Informed early to-day bvor the teleghono of Cunninghams arrest, he declined to make any comment. Allen R. Campboll, attorney for Ward, calmly read over all the news- piper articles and as cajnly said We have nothing to add to the statement filed at White Plains. May 12." Harry Scott. Superintendent of the Plnkerton Detective Agency, sold Cun nlngham had made a statement that ho had been told by two men that they were present when Ward killed Clarence Peters. Cunningham, he sold, did not know whether tho shoot ing took place In a, house or at the spot In Kenslco whero Peters' body was found. WA8 AT HI8 HOME WHEN SHOTS WERE FIRED. Cunningham told the detectives, Scott said, that he was In his homo In the Bronx at about 1.10 A. M. on the night of the killing when Jackson and Rogers came in. Jackson was sutler lng from a bullet wound which he and Rogers declared he had received when Ward shot and killed Peters. 'Old Cunningham say whether Jackson or Rogers told him what Mr, Ward was paying them tho blackmail for?" Yes," Scott replied. "Cunningham said Jackson and Rogers told him young Ward had been acting as go- between for a rslatlon, who had some trouble with a woman. Cunningham said Jackson and Rogers had told him that they with Peters had learned about this and had been black. mailing young Ward through that knowledge. "Did Cunningham act like a fellow who was telling the truth?" he was asked. "Well, yes. I gathered that ho was providing agalnbt any possibility of his being suspected of being present when the killing of Peters took place. He was careful to repeatedly explain that ho did .not know whether Peters was shot and killed In a house or outside. He Intimated that the snooting took place In tho Ward home, but he never sold so." . In his final story last night Cun ningham said: I didn't know a thing about the shooting until I got a telephone mes sage. I was at my home tn the Bronx when Roberts, a tail cab driver, called me on the phone from Stamford. He told mo he had Jackson In his car and that Jackson wanted me to come to him at once. I got to Stamford as quick as I could and found Jackson crouched down In a corner of the cab, with his back against the seat, and a cloth or robe thrown over his shoulders and wrapped around his body. He was oeml -conscious. When I asked him what had happened he answered: " 'We tried to set up Ward, but he went crazy and shot everybody,' " Cunningham said Jackson told him he was In need of medical help and wanted to be taken Immediately to a doctor, and to arrange It so that the shooting would not be known and the whole matter kept quiet, if possible. .Cunningham said he went Into, a drug toro to make such arrangements as he could, at that hour of the night, by telephoning to persons who might aid Jackson. He was unable to get any help and roturned to the sidewalk, and was surprised to find that tho cab, chauffeur and Jackspn had all dlsap yeared. ANOTHER MAY FIGURE IN CASE TO-DAY. It was reported early to-day that another man was expected to bo brought before District Attorney Weeks nt White Plains at any hour to bo questioned. There were elms of real activity In the mystery, and It was said that the Westchester Grand Jury Is to reconvene Monday and subpoena every person known to have been In the Ward homo tho night of mo Killing, except, of course. Ward himself. Henry Stapel, a provisional recruit. rejected for a technical physical de fect by the United States Marine Bur- racks at Paris Island, 8. C, at aoout the time Clarence Peters, killed In Westchester County May It bjrWal ter S. Ward, was dismissed from the same post because of his previous bad record In the navy, has been fo.und In this city by The Evening worm. He Knew Peters and tells much the sums story of their ac quaintance at Paris Island as told In Tho Evening World yesterday by Henry Bchneldorman of No. 1110 Simpson Street, the Bronx. As to Stowart Keating, snothei New Yorker In the same group, Staple could not remember much. They all came North separately, Rtaple said. Keating, who was also found by The Evening World, said that ho doesn't remember Peters, He left Purls Island, he said. May 12 after having been rejected because he was married, and arrived at Philadelphia May 14 in compan with a man named Flnnegan, and then cams t) New York alone. Tho .latest lead given the District Attorney by the State police came to them from Detective Joseph Wllllam- fH it Ilk Ci.ma O .... I It ' tan. who has been working with them, Williamson said a former convict who has given him trustworthy informa tion n the past reported seeing two ex-convicts he knew ss Charlie Ross and Jack Barron In a red automobile at Broadway and 40tli Htreet several days after Peter's body was, found So fur mn habitual patrons of the I RAIN KILLS AGEN I OF REVENUE DEPT.: MYSTERY IN CASE Caurtenay Had Arguments feWith Men and a Woman Few Hours Before. SAUOATUCK, Conn.. June 2. Joseph P. Courtney, 'employed In the Estate Tax Division'1 -of the United States Internal "Revenue Department, and attached, to the New Haven office was killed by a New York, New Haven and Hartford train at the Sau gatuck-Westport station early to-day. The body was very badly mutllat cd but was Identified by letters and documents found strewn along tho track. At first It was thought that Courtney belonged In Worcester, Mass., because of a membership card In the Worcester lodgo of Elks, but his home waB at No. 576 Broad street, Bloomfleld, N. J. Medical Examlnor Nolan of this place, who viewed tho body prior to the arrival of Coroner Phelan gave a preliminary opinion that death wks caused by Courtney being struck by train No. 69, which went through here, New York bound, at 4.44 A, M, Tho engineer of that train reported at Darien, twelve miles west, that a man had been struck at the Sauga tuck station. A special railroad officer there, Vernon Godfrey, came here and found the body. Although Intimately ac quainted with Courtney ho did not at first recognize him, but finally through the letters and the shoes Courtney had worn, Identification be came sure. Godfrey served In Prance, with Courtney, during the war and says the latter was attached to the air service as a captain and was credited with bringing down two enemy air planes. Courtney as a revenue agent had been with Judge of Probate Salmon In Westjport for several days check ing up estate records tn the probate office. He Is known to have been at the railroad station last night about 6 o'clock and report was that he had arguments with two men and later with a woman. These reports were under Inquiry as the authorities were at loss to understand why Courtney should be at the railroad station so early In the morning when he was struck. Medical Examiner Nolan said that ho could not And any evidence- of' vio lence on the body other than that which came through mutilation by tho train. An inquest will be held tomorrow. JERSEY CITY MAYOR HITS AT COMMISSION Criticises New York Tunnel Board Members for Breaking Ground Talks of "Grab." In a statement given out to-day, Mayor .Hague? of Jersey City severely criticises the New York members of tho New York-New Jersey Vehicular Tunnel Commission for breaking 'ground for the Jersey City terminus of tho project on Wednesday with out consulting members of- the City Government. He again criticised the so called new contract n Its provisions cover ing the transfers and adjustments of property for the approach to the bridge, declaring that the new con tract "looks like a landgrab In faor Of the railroad's Interests" arid that the Erie railroad. In return for land and (property worth 1443,000 Is to re ceive property from the city worth 1, 500,000. ETITION BROKERS IN BANKRUPTCY Stillwell, Leffler and Lowe Have $50,000, Owe $200, 000, Suit Says. An Involuntary petition in bank ruptcy has been filed against Stillwell, Littler A Lowe, stock brokers of No. 27 William Street, on petition of three creditors. The liabilities are given as 1200,000 and the assets $60,000. Greenbaum, Wolff A Ernst, No. 7 Dey Street, are attorneys for the petitioners. race tracks can remember, Cunning ham has been seen Inside a racing ln closure only twice In the last three years. Once at Saratoga and the other time at Plmllco. Each visit he was escorted to the gate by employees of the track and made such noisy re monstrances that the Incidents were remembered. Anxious Inquiries retarding his whereabouts here have from time to time been made through the Hotel Men's Association's bureau of Investi gators at the instance of tho Emer son Hotel of Baltimore and the United States Hotel of Saratoga. He was arrested In Syracuse recently for the theft of a red Stutz automobile from Watertown owned by a man who had Used It In a border enterprise. The ma chine was returned and because, ac cording to the Watertown authorities. Cunningham threatened to tell what th machine had been used for there was no prosocution. CUNNINGHAM O.NOB WORKED IN nACINO STAULV. OTTAWA. June 1. James J. Cun nlnKham, arrested last nlsht as a ma terial witness In connection with the killing or Clarence reters by Waltsr H. Ward, son of the mllllonsirs baker, one was employed In the racing stables of Commsndcr J. K, L. Ross. Commander not Md tnat lis niis not hesrd of Cun ningham for ssverai months. "LOOP" SERVICE II ID AVENUE LINE PROPOSED Transit Commission Hear Plan Said to Have O. K. of Harlem Chamber. Service and equipment of the Third Avenue Railroad Company were taken up by the Transit Commission to-day In Its continued Investigation of mis cellancous surface car lines of this city. The hearing .was held before James B, Walker, Secretary, of the commission. A plan proposed by the Harlem Chamber of Commerce was placed In evidence by Dr. Michael C. O'Brien, Vlco-Presldent and Chairman of the Transportation Comrrtlttee. The plan provides for a loop service from 149th Street and Third Avenue down Third Avenue to tho Harlem River, over the Third Avnue bridge to 125th Street and cast on 126th Street to the Willis Avenue bridge and back to the "Hub" of the Bronx via WlUis Avenue. The plan provides for the Third Avenue Company, which operates all tho so-called Union Railway cars In the Bronx, to transfer at 126th Street and Third Avenue to the crosstown 126th Street cars. This would mean the elimination of the present Willis Avenue-Fort Lee ferry service. In, Its stead the loop service would transfer to the 126th Street crosstown which also goes to the Fort Lee ferry. Tho Harlem Chamber of Commerce, according to Dr. O'Brien favors this proposed loop as a means of closer connection be tween Harlem stores and the Bronx shoppers. It was pointed out by Dr. O'Brien and also by Leopold Bacharach of the same committee that the Third Avenue Railway Company now and for several years past has no hesi tancy In turning cars back at 126th Street and Lenox Avenue and forcing the Bronxltes bound for Fort Lee ferry or West Harlem tj change cars, The physician reminded the commis sion that the .Third Avenue Company aoes this vnen it suits operating con venience and therefore the company should be Just as willing to transfer the passengers free from tho loop ser vice to the crosstown 126th Street cars. That the Third Avenue Company does not take very kindly to the sug gestion was evident from the spicy cross examination, of the witnesses by Alfred T, Davidson, counsel to the company, ,who insisted on "yes' or no" answers Dy tna witnesses in favor of the plan. Acrimonious clashes between Mr. Davidson and George O. Reddlngton, pounsel to the Transit Commission, marked many stages of the hearing. Once, when Mr. Davidson Interrupted a -witness, Mr. Reddlngton exclaimed : Don't Interrupt we are going to prefect every citizen who comes be fore this commission from any such Lmethods as you are exhibiting here." Mr. Davidson Insisted throughout the hearing that as the plan does not provide for free' transfers to other cars owned and operated by the Third Avfcnue Company, persons using the proposed loop would have to walk or pay another faro on 125th Street. The Third Avenue Company Bhowa a net revenue for April of $55,060 compared with a net deficit of 165,100 for April, 1821. For the ten months ending April 20 the company reported a net revenue of $75,265 as against a deficit of (784,218 for the same period a year ago. After-theatre crowds often nroduce overloading of 120 per cent, on the Manhattan and Queens Railway Com pany lines. It developed at a service hearing at the commission to-day. Thomas F. Murray, supervising In spector of the commission's transit bureau, said this could be remedied by greater use of cars ordinarily kept In the barns at that period. Morning and evening rush hour loadings ran from 120 per cent, to 166 per cent,, he said. Otherwise he said service. equipment and rolling stock waa good. Tho company's route runs from 89th Street and Second Avenue, Manhat tan, over the Queensboro Bridge, through Queens Plaza to South Ja maica. There had been little com plaint on the whole with the service, Mr. Murray told Gen, Lincoln C. An drews, chief executive officer of the commission, who presided. In answer to the suit brought by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company for (80, 000,000 damages against tlo City of New York and the Trnnslt Commission for alleged failure to con struct the proposed rapid transit lines under Contracts 8 and 4, the commis sion has filed Its answer denying all the allegations. The commission denies that It Is in any way responsible for the delay, and reiterates that it has proceeded with all reasonable diligence and speed. It asks the Federal Court to dlsmlsi the complaint of tho B. R. T., and asks for costs and disbursements. BEGGARS' UNION VOTES TO REFUSE LESS THAN 2 CENTS High Cost of Living Forces . Turk Hoboes to Drastic Move. CONSTANTINOPLE. June 3. The Beggars' Union of Con stantinople, at Its annual meeting held recently, voted that all mem bers shall hereafter refuse to ac cept alms of less than 10 paras, equivalent to 2 cents. The union, which, according to Its announcements, Includes all the leodlng beggars, declares it Is forced to adopt this regulation owing to th high con of living. ' MADE MOONSHINE 40 YEARS; NEVER KNEW OF ANY LAW "FirsL He Ever Heard of It," He Says, When Arrested. PETERSBURG, W. Va.. June 2. "I've been making whiskey for nigh on forty years and this is the first time I know there was any law ngln It," said Henry Hours, a venernblo citizen of the Hmoko hole district, located In Grant and Pendleton counties, when ho was visited by State police and ar rested to-day. A natlvo of the district gavo In formation to tho troopers that "Old Man" Hours was running a still and had done so over Bince ' he could remember. Corporal Brlnor, who led the' Sttte policemen, said the episode was tho beginning of nn educa tional campaign In tho Smokchole region. 1URETANIA HERE AFTER QUICK TRIP IN SPITE OF FOG Makes Passage in Five Days, Eleven Hours and 31 Minutes. The Cunard liner' Mauretanla, record holder of the Atlantic, arrived from Southampton to-day after a smart passage of five days, eleven 'hours and thirty-one minutes. It was foggy nearly all the way, otherwise she might have made another record- breaking voyage. She brought 765 passengers, 819 first-class. Edwin P. Shattuck, a lawyer, of No. 42 Broadway and living at No. 6 East , 78th Street, returned with his wife after six weeks abroad. Mr. Shattuck represented the American Relief Administration, the work of which, he said, was to have been taken over yesterday by the various governments, with the exception of Russia. The canteens, according to Mr. Shattuck, are being patronized for the most part by men and women of the professions, the working classes being much better off finan cially than -doc tors, lawyers, clerks and the like. Miss Dorothy A. Moron, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Moran, No. 6 Snlffen Court, who last year made her dobut In society, and Miss Beatrice Pitney, , daughter' of United States Supreme Court Judgo Mahlon H. Pitney, were among the passen gers. Miss Moran went abroad In February with her parents and planned to return with Miss Pitney, who has been studying In Paris. Miss Pitney will be Introduced Into Washington and Now Tork society In tho fall. Abraham Levy, who manufactures gowns in Paris and sells them in this country, says that the latest Parisian style includes skirts of un usual length, reaching to the ankle. But he doesn't think that they will be popular In America, the girls hero having enjoyed the freedom of the short skirt so ?ong that they will refuse to be trammelled by the ground sweepers. Mr. Levy says women also are wearing evening gowns made of metal. He didn't know whether the crime wave had anything to do with the Innovation. Stockings, ho says, are being worn higher nnd tho roll has been abandoned. Flappers, old and young, still stick to the short skirts, he added. Miss Gloria Swanson, screen star. was another passenger. She was gowned in the latest Parisian style, Insofar as the length of tho skirt was concerned. Dr. J. Philips, No. 52 West 52d Street, accompanied by his pretty young wife, was another passenger. The doctor tried his luck at Monte Carlo and before he was aware of It, he said, ho frittered away 10,000 francs. Mrs. Philips, who had never played roulette, bought a stack of chips end won 11,000 franca. She handed back Iv.OOO to her husband and kept the extra 1,000 for pin money. Dr. J. G. Llpman, Dean of Rutgers anjl head of the Agricultural Depart ment, and director of experimental stations In the New Jorsey Collego of Agriculture, returned after an absence of two months. He went abroad as official representative of tho United States Department of Agriculture at the International Conference on Soils at Prague, and the International In stitute of Agriculture In Rome, held May 8. He lectured before the French Acad emy of Agriculture, and was awarded a silver medal. He made addresses also at Oxford and Cambridge Unlver sltles on agriculture In the United States. In Czecho-Slovakta, he said, the products will be less this year than last, for the reason that the Govern ment has cut up the estates of the rich and given them tn parcels to the peasants, with the result that the soil will suffer by being less Intel!! gently directed. WOIJI.II LIMIT nANK CITAIITEHS. WASHINGTON, June 2 Ths Senate has pasted the House bill extending the life of national bank charters, now limited to twenty ytars. to nlnety-nln years from next July 1 unless soonsr abrogated; The house passed the bill with a provision miking the charter ttmt!ifH, rn the mtiaura now i to tonfci'ciict) for adjustment. DIER RECEIVER SESSIONS AT NIGHT EXPLAINS STAND GET ON NERVES OF .REFUSING BOOKS ; lNf SENATORS 1 1 . i . i i i Always Willing to Allovvr Dis trict Attorney to Inspect Them, He Says. Manfred W. Khrloh, receiver of the bankrupt firm of E. E. Dier A Co., Issued a statement to-day designed to straighten out a misunderstanding re lating to his attitude toward the dq ma'nd of the District Attorney 7or the books and records of the bankrupt concern. Mr. Ehrtch said he did not refuse the 'Diatrlct Attorney access to the Dler books, that he would have al lowed the District Attorney to Inspect ine books three months ago. but for an Injunction' obtained "by Dler's at torney ana that he will co-onerato with the Prosecutor In all the lattcr'a activities.''- Tho misunderstanding- grow out of the lnslstchco f-ot Assistant Dls-i trlct Attorney Schrelbor that th? re ceiver turn Over tho books uncondi tionally for an Indefinite period and re linquish possession of them, Mr, Ehrich appealed to Judge Julian Mack. Who orlirlnnllv nnnolnted the receiver, and Judge Mack ruled the tho books and rocords must remain In tho custody of tho Federal receiver but that the District Attorney and his assistants and accountants might have access to them if a room were provided In the Criminal Courts Building", where they can be stored. The books remain In the custody of the receiver. After an Investigation at the former Dler offices to-day, Assistant District Attorney Schrelber reported to Dis trict Attorney Banton that It would be" a physical Impossibility to transfer to and storo In the Criminal Courts Building the thousands of books and records of tho firm. There is not enough spare room in the Criminal Courts Building to hold even a frac tional part of the records, ho said. Beginning Monday, Mr. Schrelber will decide from data contained in more than one hundred complaints In the District Attorney's office 'what books are needed for the Grand Jury and remove those to the Criminal Courts Building. , District Attorney Banton plans to have one of two Grand Juries to be sworn in Monday dovoto practically all Its attention to the Dler failure. An echo of the Dler failure was heard In Centre Street Police Court to-day when Magistrate Simpson ac quitted Bernard Andrews of a charge of assault and battery. Andrews is a son of Fred Andrews, who was cashier of Dler & Company. During a hearing on May 25, Frank Block, a creditor, threatened tno elder An drews and the young man, hit Block In the eye. Block had him arrested. Magistrate Simpson decided that An drews had grounds for believing his father was to be assaulted and was Justified In taking violent means to protect him. SUN'S ARMY VICTOR, 10,000 OF FOES FLEE Nan Chang Occupied After Seven Days' Battle in Mountain Passes. SHANGHAI, June 2. Ten thou sand Klang Si troops arc in full flight to-day, following their defeat after a seven-days' battlo with troops of .Sun Yat Sen, in whloh thousands of casualties were reported. Forty field pieces, seventy machine guns and 1,500 rifles were captured by the victorious Canton troops, who occupied Nan Chang. The Klang SI troops hold heavily fortified mountain passes before Nan Chang. LI Lleh Chun scut his troops to scale perpendicular cliffs. When the bulk of tho army had been la boriously moved, a mere handful rushed upon the pass defenders from tho rear. Fearing they wcro trapped, tho Kiang SI troops broke through and fled In disorder, abandoning lmpreg nable positions. Ll Lleh Chun moved his artillery through the open passes and routed the enemy on the plains beyond. KILROE AND SWARTS OBTAIN NEW TRIAL Appellate Division Unani mously Keverses Conviction Found in Lower Court. The verdict of a Jury rendered before the late Supreme Court Justlcn Bartow S. Weeks and the judgment of the court holding Assistant Dis trict Attorney Edwin P. Kllroc and Louis B.Swarts to be guilty of con fcpiracy In compounding a felony was lo-day unanimously reversed by the Appellate Division, and a new trial ordered. Justice Walter Lloyd Smith wrote the opinion, in which ho says! "The accused did not have the fair trial contemplated by our law, and the verdUjt was not unaffected by a compelling influence of the court from which It Is the settled policy of our Jaw to safeguard a defendant charged with crime." NEGROES URGE HARDING TO PREVENT LYNCHINGS WASHINGTON, June 2. President Harding received to-day a delegation of students from Negro universities and colleges who presented to him a memo rial protesting against lynching). Percy Howard, Spsclal Assistant to th Attorney Qnrl, Introduetd I Up party to the President. I Rows, on' the Floor Qrow More Frequent as Members ' Tire.'-V ; (From a Staff Cqrreiipohde'nt 'of Ths uvonrny .Yvurio, WASHINGTON;, June 8.fNlght sessions or the senate. Ioniri discus sions pf, technical jajltf schedules and xne uncf rrrtimy pr pontics at homo atQ .getting ori the. Senators' nerves. .Last nlffht's .'outbreak, when Senator McCumbcr, who Is handling the tariff bur for the majority, and Senator Robinson of Arkansas, would have como to blows hut for prompt Inter feronce brought, to a climax two weeks .of, belligerency in the Senate Senator "Tom" .Watson, the flrev Georgian, has been a headllnor In the almost'-dally .rows. Watsom. who sixty-Six; freauentiy Invites brother senators 'puisiae-- wnen he becomes who Is In a .(hard primary fight at home and" who' apparently Is irritated at the dilatory tactics of other Sena tors Which 'is delaying his departure. for North Dakota, has been caustic in replying to others nnd in crltlcis lng absentees. ' Administration Senators are tired bf being "nagged" over the Daugh- crty case, and a general feeling of belligerency is causing the Htald nnd dlirnlflcd body to -lose Its "heavy" atmosnhere. 1 Some of the near 'fights In the senate recently awM follows; Senator" Watsonr3f Georgia, In vited Senator Phlppa of Colorado, to "como outside and I will knock j'our head off," following a differenco over Senatorial courtesy as applied to Georgia Post Office nominations Phlpps, a Colorado millionaire, Just recoyered from an attack of append icitis, declined. Watson a rcw days later shouted a similar defi to Senator Lonroot, of Wisconsin, whom he charged had called him "a liar" In parliamentary language. Senator McKella'r otTennessee and Senator Townsend of Michigan, near ly hooked ,up when Townsend took McKellar severely to, task in one of the sporadic outbreaks of "Newberry talk." Senator Robinson, principal In last night's, affair, was in the chair and gavo McKellar a severe call-down: Senator Watson and- Senator Moses of New Hampshire had an exchange that nearly led to blows a few days ago. Senator "Tom" Heflln of Alabama resented the charge- of Senator Carter alas.? that he hod "made six mis statements of fact" within a few min utes nnd again brother Senators had to Intervene. But no one need be disturbed over these Senatorial outbreaks. Xhey al ways end peacefully nnd without bloodshed. SENATE APPROVES 111 10 11 E INTO COAL SHE Secretary of Commerce to Be Urged to Furnish Informa tion Early as Possible. . WASHINGTON. June 2. Federal Investigation of the Nation-wide coal strike was authorized by tho Senate to-day. A resolution by Senator Walsh, Massachusetts, was passed directing the Secretary of Commerce to Investi gate and report to the Senate as soon as possible all available Information concerning the striko and Its effect on the consumers of the United States. , The resolution specially requested the Secretary of Commerce to report on the following phases of tho strike: 1. The present supply of bituminous coal at the mines. 2. Tho weekly production up to April 1, 1822. 3. The amount of coal It Is esti mated will bo needed by the country to May 1. 1923. 4. What effect the strike has on presont .coal prices, and what possible eneci me sirme win nave on prices if, it Is not terminated before Sept. 1, 1925? 5. What action has been taken by the United States through Its gov ernmental agencies to terminate the strike? 6. What action. If any. has been taken by tho United States to protect tho consumer of coal from paying cx-Uddreii of undinlsned on lnldi"lrt on B qrbltant prices by reason of curtall-fB-.T. 911;, 10 OF WALLOONS IN NATIONAL RACE FORCED TO LAND Two in Army Gas Bag Have Narrow Escape Over Lake. CHICAGO, June 2 (Associated Press), Three entries. in lhn n.flnni.1 balloon race -which startod from Mil waukee Wednesday presumably still were In the air at noon niv kj reports of their whereabouts had been received at that hour. . The balloonlsts were Major Oscar Weatover, In on army balloon, Lieut. W. F. Reed, In a naval balloon, and H. E. Honey- wen, $t. Louis. Six of the original thirteen starters were unaccounted fnr when a.. stnrted, but later rennrt nf irntiM.. of three of them wore received. ine nciium-niled navni balloon; pi. loted by Lieut. Cftmmntirtor-.T n fleet, landed at Hanoorlr. ma noon yesterday. He rcnortnt'ihit t.i gus bag hud travelled 425 miles. Capt. Hnrold E. Weeks of the army was forced to land near Witt, 111. Ward T. Vnn Orman, Akron, land ed laast nieht at li'nvntto r i though It was not reported until to day. ,, CLEVELAND? Jim 5 A ... 1 fj.UillU account of the narrow escape " of unny. uauoon so. a and its two oc cupants was given to-day- by.Loeut. James D. Jordan. "For eight hours," he said, "wo luusm aesporateiy to keep from drop ping Into the lake. Wo vau S.W4 VCU to throw overboard ull our food and uuiiasi. At one t me whrn mir k- kot i wus within a few ft . Water WC nit ntnnna frnM -r - . -v .,ut,i our lur coats and pitched them into the water. "The very last mlnnt seemed we had lost "Bid, u bum of wind took us nshorp at Dover." AMUNDSEN STARTS TO POLE TO-MORROW SEATTLE, Juno 2 (Anta Press). Capt. Roald Amundsen1 .,. ploratlon ship Maud, her carg. holds nnea with oqulpment and suplles, is ready to sail to.mn ,lap of the flye-year voyage through w.o h.h uuia, inciuaing two airplanes, to be used In vmeteorofoglcal and topographical Investigations.- Capt Amundsen will Join the ship at Nome' uiayiup Buuaay on ine steamer Victoria. A deck load of lumber will h . to build, after the shin l the Arctic ice pack with which Capt. ' n-munurren expects to drift, past tho North Pole llvlnc minri anA i...... . . .1 L ,1U,,1 lor scientific observations on the Ice. university or Washington womem students for days bnve bann candy for menbera of the expedition. Vimy is an csscniiai in Artlo Navi gation. Capt Amundsen trrilofiMi , accepted the gilt. KING OF HOBOES' BIDS PRESIDENT TO CONVENTION James Eads How Wants1 Harding lo Address Tramps. - WASHINGTON, June 2. Jnmcs Eads How, "King pf Ho- J boos," drovo up to tho White House to-day In his "Tin Lizzy" and extended an Invitation to the President, through Secretary Christian, to address tho conven tion of the International Brother hood Wclfaro Association at But falo on July 3, where hoboes, tramps nnd unemployed workmen have been asked to assemble. Secretary Christian said 'he would transmit tho Invitation. I Trad Mark Advt. on page 19 LOST, FOUND AND REWARDS LOST Brief mi Pomona, ugni coiorca rewirdt brief Engllih CM, Of containing psptri ot value ta ownir only inmaiH 13. Li. r. uumvu uu oumm. ment ot production? Reports that the dwindling avail able coal supply, as a result ot the strike, may havo a disastrous effect on the American consumer promp ted the rcsolutiqn authorizing inves tigation by the Department of Com merce, Senator Walsh declared. ASTOR'S POGROM WINS ENGLISH RACE CLASSIC EPSOM DOWNS, England, June 2 (Associated Press). Viscount Astor's Pogrom-, by Leinbtrg. out of Paplngeol, won the Oak Stakes, run here to-day. Sir E. Million's Soubriquet, by Lem berg out of Sliver Fowl, was second and E. Do St. Alary's Myala, by Bachelor's Double out of Mltylcne, was third. The betting on Pogrom was 6 to 4 against, Soubriquet 7 to 2 and Mysln 100 to 50 against. - Pogrom won by three quartern of a length, while Soubriquet finished three tcna-thi ahead of Myala. Archibald, tha Amarlcan Jockay, roo Myl. about 0 o'clock Wtanaadiy mornlnt, May all BUliaDia ravtara win dv paiu wmn reiurnac lo Kawin u. I'arair, if uauvrjr piace, w, y. HELP WANTED MALE. LINOLEUM LAYnn, reliable. Apply Oif A. M room 700, at I'ar)c How. DIED. M'EIJIOXE. WARY HASKIK. CAMPBELL KUNE11AL CHURCH, until Saturday. HOUSE. AUOUST. CAMPBELL FUNERAi CirunCH. Friday, 8 P. M. TVTXI.KTS. Q ILSO.V, CAMPBELL FTJ. NETtAL CHUItClI, Saturday, It .A. II. 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