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THE EVENING WOBLD, MONDAY, JUNE '19, 1922.
HARDING YIELDS SLAYER WHO FLED FROM SING SING 'S THROUGH SKYLIGHT T HELD FOR ASSAULT E PRESIDENT TO T !E STOP COAL STRIKE y a MAINE PRIMARY ORDER ALL LIQUOR AUTO SQUAD MAN NATION CHURCHE SUN S GUNBOATS MIQQ MAPQUIMPV; iiiiuu mnuumui-i ONLY REPUBLICAN WINNING IN CORK TO HOUSE LEADERS MAY MEAN FOURTH CONCEN RATED IN UR BOMBARD CAN V:' m ON SUBSIDY DELAY BLOW TO HARDING W'-BT FEW WAREHOUSES ON POLIC MAN ATTACK IMPEND .0VS 4 v-uiy oivcs men 10 uain ;i Mile, However, in Better Ship Measure. ,COMES UP IN AUGUST Uquor Selling Amendments Must Be Studied Further on International Aspects. By David Lawrence. (Special Correspondent of Th Evening World.) WASHINGTON, June 19 (Copy right). President Harding's readiness to agree to u postfonement of action by the House of Representatives on the Ship Subsidy Bill Is tin nfflrmatlvo step, Induced by considerations of strategy, which he believes will Insure the passage of the bill at this session of Congress. Details of the President's position becamo known to-day after his return from n week-end cruise on the May flower. Mr. Harding will communi cate his views to House leaders within n day or two. In brief, Mr. Harding la not trying to dictate the exact day and hour when the Subsidy Hill should be pa&scd, and is willing to defer to the Judgment of Houso leaders on this point so lone as he pets the legisla tion through beforo the present scs felon of Congress adjourns. Having mado the threat that he will call Congress Into extra session if an adjournment Is taken without passing the Subsidy Bill. Mr. Harding found himself confronted with the alterna tive of forcing the measure through now, whllo the House Is In a disap pointed mood over having been com pelled to stay here against Its will, or waiting till members have had a little vacation and cot on opportunity to "mend their political fences" back home. The President could have forced action thlB week, but It would have been at the expense of an emasculated bill. Mr. Harding Is showing shrewd signs of generalship In catering to the wishes of the Houso leaders at .this time, so that when the member get back, In six or seven weeks, they will havo no excuse for further delay. The truth Is that Mr. Harding was persuaded to yield to the plan of post oncment, largely becnuso of the argu ment made to hlrn by members of the Rules Committee that they hadn't had sufficient time to study the sub ject. Mr. Harding learned, for In stance, that tho record of the hearing before the Merchant Marine Com mlttes -had not been assembled and bound bo that tho matter could be thoroughly digested. Several leaders said they thought members would feel better about It alter they also had had n chance to canvnss public sentiment In their communities. As matters stand now, Mr. Harding win lose nothing by keeping on friendly terms with the House mem- bershlp. He will get a better bill ' pSSC sis ireths frcm SSSW than he could get this week. Even If the Bub nldy BUI were to bo passed by the House' within the next ,few days, as Mr. Harding originally thought would be the case, the measure would have to lie over for another month or two until the Senate finished work on the Tariff Dill. Under the. new plan, to which Mr. Harding has agreed, the House will recess threo days at a time under a gentlemen's agreement between the lenders of the Democratic and Re publican Parties, to the effoct that no party matters will come up for consideration whllo the members t&kc a vacation. Then when tho Tariff Bill Is ready the House will be called back and the measure sent to confer ence In a few days. "Whllo the Tariff Bill Is In confer rnco the House will act on the Ship Subsidy Bill and the Senate will take up the bonus. If it has not been given right of way over the tariff by that time. The Senate may, of course. be discussing tho subsidy measure while the House Is doing the same thing, but tho President Is of the opinion that Congress ought to, and will, place a ship subsidy law on the .1 Koks before the autumn elections. Instead of Imagining In the bill i unpopular move, many of thr ,sl dent's supporters bclievo " will add to Republican prpstlr'" iho polls, as It will bo presents! ua the outstanding achievement of u constructive charac ter of tho first two years of the Har ding Administration. Other advantages In waiting till luter In the summer for action on the Ship Subsidy Bill, lie in getting a more dispassionate view later on thu question of selling liquor on board American ships than Is possible at the present time. It Is expected that facts and figures will be marshalled flrtt to prove that American ships will be at u berious disadvantage If the sal of liquor Is prohibited on board American vessels, while thoso under foreign flasw aro unmolested, and second, Hint treaties will prevent the application of American law to foreign vessels, as contemplated In pending bills which seek to prevent all ships entering American ports from selling Intoxi cants on Journeys to and from the United States. The President has yielded an Inch to gain a mile. Ho Is more confident to day than he ever has been of the ulti mate passage by both Houses of his favorite measure creating a peuna. nent American merchant marine out of the war fleet. Kin TtonnitT rim.p imk. imiHUANIS. Queensland, June 19 The death Is announced of Sir Knberr Phllp, twice Premier of QiireniUnd He vu corn in Glasgow in It Defeat of Hale in To-morrow's Contest Would Be Counted a Disaster. HIS FRIENDS ANXIOUS. Administration Also Uneasy About Maryland and North Dakota. (SptClal to Th. R.nln. WASHINGTON, Juno 19.-lntoreat among politicians In Washington ccn trcs on tba outcome of tho Mains primary to-morrow whoro Senator Hale, another member tt fh Admin istratlon group In tho upper branch oi ijngress, is appealing for rn-elec. tton. There Is considerable ntrvoim. ness in Administration circles over mo outcome, as a defeat for Halo wouju te regarded as "four atralrht" for the elements In the party which aro giving President Harding luko- warm support. former Representative Frank E, Guernsey la the most dangerous con tender against Hale, althoueh How ard Davles of Portland Is shelling tho woods with somo effect and appeal lng to tho more radical elements. Washington I: escaclallr Interested In tho Maine result, as "Frod" Hale Is one of the President's "Golfing Cabinet." Halo and Frellnghuysen were Boon companions of Mr. Har ding while he was In the Senate, and their Intimacy has continued during me residential term of the Ohloan. The inoro conservative prognostlca- tors are not counting heavily on an upset In Maine, which Is notoriously conservative, but there are those who say that progresslvlsm Is making It self felt there and that tho votors are In a mood to get away from the old order of things. Official Washington is centering Its attontlon on the Maine result, looking for a ray of hope In the dark gloom thnt has overspread tho regular Republicans since the sweeping victory of Col. Brookbart, anti-Administration Re publican, In the Iowa primary. Hale's friends say he will "come back," and predict a handsome major ity for him. If he Is renominated, then Maine will furnish another test of popular feeling toward tho Har ding Administration In Soptcmber when the general election Is held In advance of the rest of the country. If Hale pulls through. Administration supporters will redouble their efforts to savo Senator. "Joe" Frellnghuysen In New Jersey, whose chances to suc ceed himself have caused much gloom among his friends in Washington dur ing recent weeks. Coming closer to home, the Mary land contest for the Senate Is engag ing the attention of Washington. President Harding's recent visit to Baltimore, where he attended the Key memorial services, has served to turn the spotlight on the political mlxup In that State. To tho surprise If not the horror of many regular Republicans the President accepted the hospitality of Senator Joseph I. France on that occasion, being entertained In the lat ter's home. France has not been per sona grata to regular Republicans be. cause of his radical ideals and his per sistent championship of the rulers of Soviet Russia. He has been making a fight for recognition of the Lenln Trotxky Government ever since the Germans laid down arms In 1918. He mad one trip to that unhappy land two years ago to obtain material to further advance the cause of the So viet Government In the direction of recognition by tho United States. WIDOW GETS $22,500 FOR HUSBAND'S DEATH Otli Klrintor Comimnr SeMIr With Mrs. Flalier Out of Court. The J50.0OO damage suit brought by Mrs. Jennie PUher. No. 49 South Mat Htrro- Corona, K, I., itgalnst the OtlB Company, was dismissed In the .-rime Court at I.ong Island City to-da when counsel for Mrs. fisher announced the company had settlcd'for J23.500. The plaintiff's ImnbanJ, George Flhr. verting- In n elevator haft at No, 602 Jackson Avenue, Long i nana tuy, wnen en empioyeo of the defendant company dropped u fragment f Concrete Which atruck Vlihar. I In died April It. The raac was advanced because of Mrs. Fisher's deatltute clr cumatancea. rnnlle Widow Hue for 150,000 Dam aiea. Mrs, .Tnwph Auditor, a penniless widow will) four dependent children, ap peared In Juitlce Whltaker's part of fiUDreme Court in. itav In - :n nnn aa suit atHlnit the Umpire. Stevedoring Company and the lllaek Diamond Steamship Company for fatal Injuries her husband rrlv4 .hnnni ........ hip New Uritaln on Nov. 21. The cano nuvanreu btcauie or the pitiable condition of the Auditors family. SAILOR'S 5,000 FRANCS TURN TO $1,500, THEN $15 Polite .Uronstri Bai-liange Itala llllla for Frrurli .otra. PHILADELPHIA. June 19. Amine Lekka, a thrifty sailor from Aiders. roamlnr the waterfront hero In queat oi iwu connarnce men. Ytviterda Amino stepped off the ship Phoebus get his flrat glimpse of America. HI pockets held something like MOO franc The nrat two men ho mot not only punc iu own language nut offered t exchange hU French money for Unltei Htatca currency. Th,.v ,.rr,..-.i i.i. teen 1100 bills, and Hie .uui Hut a few mlnuta after he presented unu ui mo hiiib Amine, rhsreed will rounterfeftlna-, found the bllla were o $1 denomination raited to 1100. He convinced a Oovrrnment counter felt epert that Ida U.. m true, and lir nut t.i mtnsi I elf mm tlidt lie rinds li won't g.t l.lm m& ut pleasure junket tn America. ' lo.ooo.oon Gallons in 301 Places Affected by New Regulation. WASHINGTON, Juno Orders for tho concentration In a few ware houses of all liquor now held In 304 warehouses throughout the country were Issued to-day by Prohibition Commissioner Haynes. The order Is the first move to carry out legislation recently passed by uongrcss intended to make th. v.. lion reaiiy oono dry by plugging up tne icoks in enrorcement. Other dras tlo regulations are expected to fol low. Haynes acted under autvin-it., granted by the Treasury Department Appropriation unu such concentra tion being strongly demanded by the j'roniumonsis in tno nope of check ing bootlegging to a much greater de gree. Regulations permitting the bottling In bond of llauors before their ccntratlon In order to have more sales by coses Instead of barrels and thus making it more difficult to "tap" Uquor shipments also were Issued. I'crsons desiring to have their warehouses made a "concentration depot" were asked to file armllcntinn. and after a hearing tho places where the hugo liquor hoards would bo stored will be selected. A hrmrf nt $100,000 and one of $2.20 per gallon, mo present tax rate, must bo given before the transfer can be made. Approximately 40,000,000 gallons of liquor are affected by the order. unusually strong guard forcos, 'armed to the teeth." will be nlnreii around the warehouses. BIG CARGO OF BOOZE FOUND OFF COAST One Liner Safe Just Outside 12-Mile Limit Carries 12,000 Cases. Prohibition Chief Appleby of New York and New Jersey has detailed the Hahn of the Prohibition navy to patrol the Port of New Tork beyond the twelve-mile customs limit and observe the actions of Incoming steamships which he suspects are anchoring out aide that limit and unloading quantities of Imported liquors on bootlerglng yachts and barges. According to Mr. Apjleby, a dry agent engaged a tug and went out to sea yesterday and bearded an Incoming foreign liner outside of th customs limit and observed 10,000 cases of liquor on one of the decks. The agent had no trouble being admitted to the llnor. Mr. Appleby said, because he posed as a prospective purchaser of the contraband cargo. The liquor which the agent observed, Mr. Appleby stated, would sell at bootleg prices for upward of $1,200,000. Mr. Appleby explained that aa the laws stand the liners he alleges are unloading the liquor outside the cus toms limit cannot bo held for violating any law when they dock. Ha said all the risks In the transaction are taken by the yachts and barges which re ceive the liquor and smuggle It Into the country by way of the Long Island and New Jersey coasts. BRONZE TABLET GIVES BUDDIES' 'THANK YOU" Atx-lra-nalna' 1.evr llnapltallty Offlctnllr Uemrmbrrrd, AIX-LKS-HAINS, France, Juno IS A bronze tablet similar to the ones pre sented to Chambery and Challes-les-Eaux In appreciation of the hospitality of the townspeople to American soldiers on leave, was presented to this town to-day by a delegation of T. M. C. A. workers from tho American forces In Germany. The Chambery and Challea- lea-Uaux tablets were presented Satur day. Entwined American and French flaca formed the principal decoration of the town. A public holiday was proclaimed. SIXTY-FIVE MISSING ON CAPSIZED STEAMER HAMBURG, June 1). Preparations were being made to-day to raise the Brazilian liner Avare, which capilzcd as she was being taken out of drydock last Friday. It la believed It will take a week to right the vessel sufficiently to pump the water from ner notu. Seventeen holes, each twenty-four Inches square, wero cut by rescue squaas in tne plates In an effort to reacn tne imprisoned men. The total casualties are still unde termined, as some of ths crew who were on shore leave, but sixty-five men are missing. NORTHCLIFFE VICTIM OF PTOMAINE POISON Publisher Retnrns 1o London Under riiraicleui'e Care. LONDON. June 19. It was author!- tatively stated to-day that Viscount Northcllffe Is suffering from ptomaine Doleonlna. This, following the strain of his trip around th world and hla unusually hard worl, sino returning, has brought about a temporary orsaKdown, IKEGHO WOOD ALCOHOL PA11TV FATAL TO TWO. NORFOLK. Va., Juno IS. Two v gro women are dead and six other women are In a serious condition fol lowing a drinking party Saturday night in WHICH tuey ure Deueved to have d runic liquor containing wood alcohol Two arrests were made. 130 uvJLUKn i.v chi:m.mt7. itior BERLIN, Jun 1 One hundred and twenty peraona wer Injured, tome erl- ousiy. in a ngni peiween members of patriotic Asiociuuon ana n parly of lommuniais at unemntiz on Satuidai acqrdlog to cewtpaper jejxixu. HataHasVaasasaaasasV1 SCORES OF POSSES Slayer Greer, Who Fled Sing Sing, Changed From Prison Garb. More than a score of posses, In cluding Btnto troopers. Sing Sing guards and police of towns on every side of Ossinlng, have failed thus fur in their combined efforts to track down Charles Greer, alias John Kelly, who escaped from the prison last night. At 1 o'clock this afternoon the searching parties had reported 1.0 definite progress. Greer, who had twelve more years to serve on a twenty-year sentence for the killing of Thomas Keene in robbing a Butler store In Dobbs Ferry, had a record of live arrests In Now York and had .served In' the re formatory at Elmlra. 4 It Is believed that he Is In' civilian clothes, for his prison garments were found to-day In the garret of the cell block. After his escape It was found that a small hole had been cut In the cell block roof. And that was where he left his prison suit and cap. Unless Greer managed to get out of the district with exceptional speed, it is believed that ho will be quickly caught, for all roads were placed un der observation Immediately after the alarm. Every automobile and boat was Inspected. From the time the great siren of the prison sounded the alarm the workers oh tho great estates of Frank A. Vandcrllp, the Rockefellers, James Spcyer and others laid all other du ties asido and searched tho premises for tho convict. The Nev York police are watching the homo of Greer's sister in Amsterdam Avenue. Greer Is not believed to be armed except possibly with tho tools he used to break tho skylight; ho did not Icavo them on tho premises. When tho prisoners were marched In to tho evening meal last night he was present, but when they were mustered at 8.30 to march to the chapel to see a moving picture he was missing. An Immediate Investigation show ed that Greer had gone to the top of tho six-tier cell block, smashed the lock of the trap door leading to t'.s garret, battered a hole through the tile roof with whatever he had used to break the lock and reached the roof near tho eaves. He entered the cupola of the Ward en's home, went down four flights of stairs and out the front door to free dom. He attracted no attention be cause trusties come and go about the Warden's home. Greer lived In New York at No. 1481 Amsterdam Avenue. Ho was last ar rested in Greenwich, Conn., and from his finger prints It was learned that he was wanted for murder. WILL URGE MEXICO TO FIND MURDERER Our Representatives In structed in Killing of Har vey, U. S. Citizen. WASHINGTON, June 19. The American Embassy in Mexico City and the Consulate at Tamploo were Instructed to-day by tho State De partment to request Federal and local Mexican officials to moke every effort to apprehend tho murderers of Warren p. Harvey, an American citizen, who was killed June IT, five miles from Tamplco. In reporting the case the Consul at Tamplco said merely that Harvey was paymaster for an nnnnmH oil company and had been killed by pandits. IIOTKI, 1'OllTKrt KILLS WIPK, i:ns owi lifk. COBLBSKILL. June l!).Alfred n. Hunt, porter at a local hotel, hilled Ills wife jenterdaj and then committed sui cide by ihootins. The (.ouple had peen sepuaifiiiiiko-uiouiij.. FAIL ID RUN DOWN ESCAPED CONVICT His Wife Paroled After Both Were Charged With In terfering With Arrest. Christian Wackerly, a detMtlvo of the automobile squad, was hold on $3,000 ball until Friday by Maglstrnto Reynolds In Coney Island Court, to answer a charge of assaulting two po. Ilcmen and Interfering with an arrest Wackerly's counsel askd tho court t record the scars and torn and stained clothing of his client as evidence that he had been grievously assaulted by tne accusing policemen. Wackerly was coming from Coney Island with his wife, in a Stolen car he said h had recovered at Brighton Beach last night, and stopped out of curiosity when he saw an arrest btlng maae. incn tne other policemen set on him. Magistrate Reynolds heard the other policemen and told Wackerly that If their evidence was true he ought not to be a policeman. "I'm Roing to ask Inspector Coughlln to suspend you," he said. The Magls trato was told Wackerly 'had already been suspended. Mrs. Wackerly, charged with dis orderly conduct, was paroled until Thursday In the custody of J, V. Car rabn, her counsel. Policeman John J. Eller of the Mo torcycle Squad, champion runner and hurdler of the Police Department, was on his machine near Ocean Parkway and New Road about 2 o'clock when he saw half a dozen or more automo biles coming from Coney; Island at a thlrty-flve-mlle clip. Ho succeeded In stopping one and was serving a summons on the driver. Charles Beck, of No. 1S38 Nontrand Avenue, Brooklyn, when Wackerly Btoppea tils car and Is alleged to have advised Beck to "step on It." Kller, who did not know Wackerly, advised him to attend to his own business. Wackerly is alleged to have declared he was an officer and got out of the car. He and Eller exchanged blows and Wackerly is said to have diawn his revolver Just as Ellens partner, Po liceman "Butch" Myers, came up. Myers knocked the revolver out of Wackerly's hand, It Is said, Just as Eller landed on hla chin with his blackjack, then Mrs. Wackerly Is al leged to have bitten Eller on the ear and she also was arrested. Police Burgeon York was called to examine Wackerly, and accordlr- to the Bheepshead Bay police, said be was fit for duty, but showed signs of having used Intoxicants. Before Wackerly was locked up he was at tended for lacerations. During the fight the Parkway was choked with more than one hundred automobiles, whose occupants had stopped on the way home from Coney Island to witness the hostilities. Wackerly was on the force when this country entered the World War and obtained a leave of absence to go Into the aviation service. He became a Lieutenant In that service and when he returned became eligible for a Ser geant's chevrons on the force. Ho was made a Sergeant on Commis sioner Enrlght's plan to give all men who had been Jn the war the prefer ence In promotions, which ruling was knocked out by the Court of Appeals, Wackerly was then mad a member of the Automobile Squad. OIL MAN ARRESTED FLEEING DIVORCE Held on Larceny Charge, Californian Blames Irate Woman. William B. Cheesbourg of Taft, Cat., who was taken off the White Star liner Majestic Saturday as a fugitive from Justice, was until a joar ago actively Identified with the Ku Klux IClan, was expelled and then organized an association to combat the Klan, according to telegrams re ceived yesterday from the authorities In Bakersfleld, Cat., by the New York police. Cheesbourg was held without ball yesterday by Magistrate Simpson in tho Jefferson Market Court He was arrested on the request of the Sheriff at Bakersfleld. A message from the Sheriff said Cheesbourg is wanted on charges of grand larceny and aban donment. In his cell in Jefferson Market Prison, Cheesbourg said the charges were mado by his wife in connection with divorce proceedings she began In Bakersfleld, May 22. It was to avoid those proceedings, he said, that he left California and started for Europe. Former Partner Charges He Absconded With $7,000 LOS ANGELES, June 19. William B. Cheeseborough Is wanted In Bakers fleld on a grand larceny charge pre ferred by O. F. Wright of Taft, and for the abandonment of hla minor children, on a charge preferred by Maria Cheeseborough, his wife. He left Taft about June 6 after he had sold his auto-top and upholster ing business there. He is alleged to have absconded with about $7,000 be. longing to Wright, who had an In terest in the place and owned an auto mobile which Cheeseborough aoUl. ITALIA ItOYM.TV STAIITS ON VISIT TO Iin.NMAItK. ROltG. June 14 Vlntr I'iin, !.. manel and Queen Helena, aci-onipanled by Foreign Minister J-'rltmnrr. left to day for Copenhagen to in n hn-t vllt . . 1 st .... . . . Rrhanier Will ?n Irnm I Ir-tunm tn t don to dleus with Prune Minister Liojd Oeorge the Near L'astcrn and lii4Ufc.Muuua ...... Protestants. Catholics and Jews Unite in Appeal for Conference. WASHINGTON, Juno 19. Presi dent Harding was nsked to-day to tako stops to end tho coal strike In a Joint appeal presented to (him by tho Commission on the Church and So cial Service of the Federal Council of Churches, with whloh nre affiliated thirty great Protestant communions, tho Department of Social Action of the National Catholic Welfare Coun cil, and th Social Justlco Commis sion of the Central Conference of American Habbls. This Is the first time as far as la known that these representative or ganizations of Protstants, Roman Catholics and Jews have taken Joint action In an Industrial matter. Tho ohurches In their appeal asked the President: To call a national coal confer ence: To get the facts of the coal in dustry through a Government In vestigation; Not to wait until tho suffering women and children of the mining camps has become a national ca lamity, and To end the coal strike now. The appeal In part is a follows: "We desire to express to you, on behalf of the three great religious or ganizations that we represent, our conviction that the time has arrived when our Government should act to bring about a conference In the bitu minous coal Industry to end the pres ent strike. We believe that the ma jority of the people of this country aro unwilling to have Its vitally im portant Industries subject to economic combat qb a means of settling dis putes. "Whenever either disputant In a controversy declines to employ meth ods of conference and arbitration It becomes proper for the Government to Intervene. It is inconceivable that public action should wait until the sufferings of women and children in mining towns should have reached the proportions of a national calamity. "On March 31, 1922, representatives of the Commission on the Church and Social Service of tho Federal Council of the Churches of Christ In America, and the Department of Social Action of the National Catholic Welfare Council put before you a resolution adopted by their respective bodies urg ing Government action looking toward the settlement of the coal controversy. "The Administration at that time did not feel warranted In taking ac tion, beyond the issuance of the state ment to which we have referred. No conference was held, the strike en sued, and It has now continued through ten weeks. "The coal reserves are being stead ily depleted; the suffering of the min ers and their families Is becoming more acute and the bitterness attend ant upon the conflict will inevitably increase. "We respectfully urge that a na tional coal conference and a Federal Investigation of the coal Industry would have far-reaching consequences in promoting domestic tranquility and abridging the causes of indus trial strife." SOCIALISTS WANT O. K. OF FARMER-LABORITES Hold Candidate In Abrrance I'enil- Inc l'oaalble Coalition. New York Socialists are holding In abeyance to-day their nominees for offlc in the expectation thit another political party will endorse them. A conference Thursday of Socialist dele gates and ofllcials of the Farmer-Labor party will attempt to bring about a coalition at Ieaat In strong Socialist dlatrlcts. Kings County Socialists nominated candidates for all offices at a conven tion yesterday. In making the desig nations tentative and dependent upon probable alignment with the Planner- Laborites, the Socialists put Into effect resolution adopted at the National Convention some months ago, breaking away from their traditional policy of iaolatlon. Socialists will Insist that any can didates endorsed by another party will primarily be Socialists. CITY COUNSEL FERTIG IS ILL FROM OVERWORK Ham nrrnkdnirn and Is Conflnad to Home, Assistant Corporation Counsel Fertlt has broken down from overwork and Is confined to his home, No. 631 East 168th Street, Bronx. Mr. Fertlge was to have appeared before United States Circuit Judge Mayer to-day to argue against that luriat sitting In Injunction proceed ings brought by tne ew xorK Belt Line Company, a subsidiary of thn Third Avenue Railroad Company. Judge Mayer once acted as counsel to the Holt Line. To-day he referred tho cau to Judge Hough, Mr. Kert c during the past year has represented the city before th Public, Service Commission, the State and Fed eral Courts In the following cases; New York Telephone Company rate case; New York A Queens Gas Company, ratJ case; Queens Ilorough Gas & Klectrlc Company rate ease: nelt Line transfer case. iii:m:kit kii auvi;ii.h m 1'i'Kitr.it.s. The Anerno Hotel Hen's Association will havr. a benefit performance at tho Columbia Theatr Far Rockaway, on Thumluy evening, .lune ?l. The entire receipt that evening will go toward providing people who lout their home and belongings with foodstuffs and Ihtltcx. 1 South China Leader, Recently Defeated, Apparently Not Eliminated. SHANGHAI, June 19. 8un Yat 8;n, President of tho South China lie. public, whoso forces wero dofented by Gon. Chen Chlung Ming last wk. has not abandoned his attempts to re take Canton, tht southern capital. Gunboats manned by crews loyal to Sun Yat Sen bombarded Canton yes terday, and an attack upon the southern capital Is Impending. PEKINO, June 19 (Associated Press). The grasp of Wu Pel Fu on tho disturbed situation In China ap parently was stronger to-day than at any time since his defeat of Chang Tso Lin, lebel Super-Tuchun of Manchuria, at the gates of Peking. Wu and Chang have concluded a definite armistice, according to ad vices from Chlnwongtao, and al ready Chang's Fcngtlen troops are withdrawing toward Mukden, much as Chang agreed they should under the former armistice ho signed with Wu and later broke. Tho armistice, according to all available Informa tion here, resulted from a meeting of the two commanders aboard a British vessel at Chlnwangtao last Friday. But If fighting Is over In the north. Wu still faces a determined enemy in the south. Sun Yat Sen, at lost re ports an exile from his own capital and seeking safety aboard a gunbuat In Canton River, still Is determined to fight. Five boats, under Sun's leadership, have shelled a part of Canton. The despatches report few casualties be cause of the flight of many of the In. habitants. Sun Is waiting for remnants of his defeated armies to rally so that he may attempt the recapture of Canton. Chen Chlung Ming, at Canton, li showing no disposition to accede to Sun's representations for a concilia tion between them. Chen, formerly one of Sun's chief military leaders, re cently adhered to the proposal of Wu that the old China Parliament be con voked to supply the country with a constitutional Government. FRANCE OFFICIALLY TO ATTEND HAGUE PARIS, June 19 (Associated Press) France will take part in the confer ence at The Hague with the nussian delegates, beginning June 26, it was officially announced at the Foreign Office this morning. If political questions are introduced, however, the French delegates will promptly withdraw. POIWCAIIE AJTD TT,OYI GEOIIGC ino.X OUT IJIFKEIlEJtCE. LONDON. June 19. An Important Anglo-French conference on Palestine, Russia and reparations was held at 'No. 10, the Premier s residence, to day, following a luncheon at which Lloyd Oeorga entertained Premier Poln- care and members of the British Cab inet. Lloyd George, Balfour, Polncare and the latter s chef de Cabinet re mained for a conference. KRASSIN FAVORS TRADE RELATIONS WITH U. S. Announce Belief That Tteaninptton I Vat Far Off. MOSCOW, June 1 (Associated Press). Leonid Krassln, addressing a Russian Foreign Trado Department conference, voicod tho belief that re sumption of official relations between Russia and tho United States Is not far off, nnd the newspapor Pravda edi torially advocates dealing with Amer ica to build up the Russian oil In dustry. M. Krassln In his address reiterated that the Government would not sur render Its monopoly on foreign trade. SEVERAL ARE KILLED AS FIREWORKS GO OFF Thlrtr Injured OJMirnMnar End of Croaa-Ocean Fllarht. LISBON, June 10. Several people were killed and thirty Injured by an explosion on a vessel In the Tague River last night, during a fireworks display celebrating the completion of the transatlantic flight by Portugueso naval aviators. Festivities wero sus pended. Torchlight parades wer held in Lisbon and Oporto. iiiniiissT roi.isn riKcortATio Foil linn nimsa ivonicicn. WAHSAW. Juno 19. J. W. Van We rt of Fenton, Mich., has been awarded the VirtutI Mllltarl." the highest military decoration In the gift of the Polish Re public, In recognition of his services with th Red Cross during th Bolihe- vik invasion or 1020. He is serlnualv 111 In (Jia Amertrnn Hospital at Constantinople. FOUIt KILLTCTJ IX SILESIAX RIOT. BERLIN, June 19. An affray la re ported at Blakupltx, Upper Silesia, be tween a small detachment of French troops and a force of plebiscite police (a mixed body of Poles and Germans), orderod to relieve the communal guards, numerous civilians sided with the re lieving force and a fuslllado killed four of them. XEW GENEVA-MOSCOW AHt I.IAK. GUNKVA. June 19. A 36-hour bl weekly airplane service from Geneva to Moscow will begin July 1, according to an announcement made her to-day The airplane will carry nsjiencen and mall. It Is said two large German steamship companies are backing th mtuicuk . . ........ Free Staters Have Great Vic tory Throughout South Ireland. , DUBLIN, Juno 19. The Free Staid nrn-treaty Vtartv ha won a orranat victory at the polls In tho Southern Irish elections. Cork, stronghold of Republicanism has been carried by candidates of Michael Collins. Mary MacSwlneytf sister of the late Lord Mayor of Corty was the only Republican candidate elected to the Constituent Assembly and she was led by a Labor candldat4 who headed the poll, and two treat ltes. She owes her election to th women voters. Lord Mayor O'Callaghan of CorkJ czpccUd to be one of the stronger! anti-Treaty candidates, was at the bottom of the poll. Complete results for the South will not be known until to-morrow. The sound defeat administered the Republican forces Is expected to bat followed by a manifestation by KamorJ De Valera regarding the Constitution The Republican chieftain has takeq his defeat in bad grace, and his fol lowers charge Michael Collins wttb breaking his word regarding the pro posed coalition. nErrni.icAx kidnapped. BELFAST, June 19. A party o armed men this morning kidnapped James Blaney from tho Downpatrtcl4 Infirmary, where he was being treat with tho military on May 22. TAFT'S FIRST DAY IN LONDON QUIEU Chief Justice Meets Kingf Xo-Morrow, Day Ahead of Schedule. Press). Chief Justice Taft of the! United States Supreme Court spent the first day of his visit to Londoti quietly, working on th address h) will deliver to-night at the banqutt? of the Pilgrims Society. Mr. Taft will lunch with Ambassa dor Harvey at the latter's resldsncA' " SJ to see how much the British me m t.nnnll. hn. .tt. a w A .In.. IahV ,H visit here, thirty-four years ago. King George has expressed a dsirl iu sec uic lunuvr x-.rcoiucm, ana jur Taft will go to the palace to-morrow ; afternoon, a day ahead of his oripl- nal schedule, and will have a loat talk with the English sovereign. I FREXCII THEATRICAL COKPANtf TO TOUR AlfEniOA. been jnede, with the approval of the French Government, ror M. de Feraudy nt 11 h vuiiicuio .a bulbiici bb.hu 01.111 plays by Mollere. Notice to Advertisers tot turner me tvvcs nmy motoibs vtaria K a world Office. Copy eoMiinlm arrtnoit ram vj TH won a nuu d rrcMTta 7 i r nrwiA hv i p. li, Tauriair Drtctainf minne Frirlir. ronr rentilnlflsT mirtlinil to tw Pundir Main fhttt eflcr. Itm cerr which fctt not been rtctlritl by 4 ! M Fiidir. ud i4 vrirtnc ronr which hu not brn reetmM ta tu publlfiilcm offlc by I V. IU Vr&if. M pwhtrt Inftertlon order not rrrrlrrd t ! M. r"r!4v wilt bt omitted condition! rtQutr. riiitUr la thr order of Uttit uccJpt tod potltm rtltut orurr DltplaT cant er nrdari ttltftd liter thin wue. 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