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B r i is g s 1.820 Soldiers Home: "_. ft? .C A. Girl Comes Bark as tho Bride of a Colonel She Me! ai the Front _ j Wounded Men Cheerful Bronx Boy Has Nine Pieces of Shrapne? From Side as Relicts for His Friends i Tato*-, of adventure embody.?-).*: every- ; thing that could happen to a soldier cither in tho thick of batti-j or in ; .'aria were brought here yesterday by ; troope ou *'*"?'* transport Mongolia, fTorn j Brost She carried 166 officers and 4,664 > me:; .\-.v,-.* all of them cither had j bee-, hi1 by a bullet from the Germans or a dart from Cupid somewhere in j France or England. The maimed men! wore ?tot tell ng about their romance? I yesterday. News ' unters were referred to the j -.fficers' quarters, with the suggestion ? that they ask for Colonel Nicholas: W. j Campanole, who married the most j beautiful American woman in Pari*-. ; lonel was found. At his side ; ? as his bride, who prior to October, l.i was Miss Elisabeth Wood, a Y. M. j ? . ... entertainer who went overseas i from her home in Winchendon, Mass. riel and Mrs. Campanole admit-! ttd that they fell in love with each? ? r the moment they met, in Feb ruary, in a "Y" hut at Chaumont. inel Cr.mpanole was then intelli? gence officer on the staff of General P< rshing and had been sent to Chau business for the commande* The couple decided to defer :- marriage until neace was in Colonel Campanole decided in ;.. r tl : - the enemy was beaten and he knot .vas tied at the Ritz in Paris ?'? e 19th. Welcome Surprises Troops Reports of receptions to returning fighters had not reached the men on ; Mongolia, and when the vessel igh the mist off Quaran- ! ne yesterday the troops aboard were surprised to hoar the din of the city's whistles and to observe the fireboats ?anting alongside shooting up their ?.-? ysers of sea water in honor of their urn. e police boat Patrol the band ' of the Street Cleaning Department played "Home, Sweet Home." "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here," made a bigger hit, and wounded men came on ?leek and waved their crutches. Among the first, to go ashore when | the Mongolia made fast, to her pier in Hoboken was Samuel Weisman, of the 315th Infantry. Ho was hard hit in the Argonne fight, but was spry yes? terday for all his bandages. He hails *'rom The Bronx and has souvenirs for ?"-:.ends of his neighborhood. They are nine pieces of shrapnel that were taken from his lec: after a fight on October '29. Two fragments are still imbedded in tiie index finger of his right hand. Corpora] Max Lander, of the 138th ? fantry, also of The Bronx, returned ?- *h some shrapnel in his ripht car - 7 his left hand. Thinks He's "Lucky Rid" "I'm sort of banged up," he said, ? "but I'm clad to be alive and home ; again. When they laid down the bar rag?: that, got me seven fellows be3ide e were killed. I guess I'm some, lucky kid." ?".?rporul Patrick Donohue, of IIS Easl Ninety-eighth Street, who'was with I the old 69th when the United States : entered the war. came home minus a section of his collarbone. "Fritz got me when the 165th was ding a position on tho Ourcq," ho said, "I was slightly wounded and taken to a base hospital at Carlo mont, but they -were net able to hold me there for "long. I wanted to jump back and get square for a nip on the wrist the Germans handed me and I pot my chance. I believe I winged ?.'?'roc- Germ?n? in the first three hours of my second effort, but an explosive ?Millet from a machine ?gun busted up r y collarbone and put me out of tho ?rap for good.'' The Mongolia had A13 wounded on board and. according to some of the ?-.-. who checked up where tho ram" from, every state in the feb. was represented by one or more Hi tnded men. P^ Brigadier Genera] Returns ?_mong those who fell under Gorman fire wore: Nicholas Frickhofen, of the Bronx, who was attached to the 165th Infan --, . Harry Podolsky, of the 327th In? fantry, who hails from Brooklyn; Her? man Smith., of the 312th Infantry, who es in Manhattan; Myron S. Taylor, of Oswcgo, N. Y., attached to the head? quarters of '.he 60th Division; Ben min Krass, of Brooklyn, wounded with the 55th infantry, and John J. Vv nods, of this city, who was with the second company of the 1st Division Machine Gun Battalion. Among the returning officers on the ? Mongolia was Brigadier General Rich- ' aid Coulter, jr., of Greensburg, Penn., , who went to France in command of the j - Infantry, He was in command of a replacement station for a year, he u : and regretted that he did not got j ? chance to he of service on the tiring On iho Mongolia came Captain ??. du \ i'iefisii, oi the French navy, who comes ? re to relieve Captain Dclooho of the command ?*?* ?the French cruiser Mb * . es, whi-h now i-i in this harbor Tiro Transport* im Rrinising 3,701? More Troops Here WASHINGTON, pec 22.- La France .-j-if tho Samland, two of the five trans? ports now i ?? route from France with Am?*-*-- tr.-jps aboard, will dock at ? a* V r' ?1 wis learned to-day at tlie Navy Department. The others are < -;- ? ':-.' . *. ?? ;? n at Newport News, ; am; I-load and Philadelphia. ' ? cd from Brest, France, wif h 3,700 t roops of * <*? .'-?- Division, former National iardair.cn from Indiana, Kentucky ? : \\ - \ ?? , and. drafted men A ?..:?' ?.-.-. - ippi, V. bama, !!lin, t of ' olumbia. T'r,? . . t fed ! he same da; . i . . v oil ei . representing the en infanl rj . me I ical and Motoi porf Coi [i.- of t he arrny and th Mai (.'oi , with fou r civil - \ nyin tli American sol ?i ers on board La France is a ' ?... -, : . ? , iposed of thirteen officers and thirteen men, Th? troops i-bo-, ?-,' ??? ? . | a ?' ' >?'. s : Headquarters of the i.i.'a Field Ar tillery i,*i_r. i.? of ? ?? sStl' Division,] composed of six officers and IRH men. One Hundred and thirty-seventh Field Artillery R?giment, of the l*-8th Division, wiiti its supply company, ordnance detachment, medical detach ment and Batteries ?.' and 7, totalling eighteen officers arid 4S2 men. Advarce s?-hool detachment of the Elevonth Division, two officers and eighty-three men. Casual companies 814 to :il0. mad" up of mer. from Arkansas, Mississippi Alabama. Illinois and the District of t olumbla, numbering twelvo officers and *.">4 men. .Medical detachmenl for duty on bonrd, twenty-two officers, 147 men .iiid eleven nursoe; casuals, 3 officers, two enlisted men, one ex-officer, one civil? ian nnd sick and wounded as follows: Bedridden, forty-four officers. 161 men; mental. 223 men. requiring no special attention; "."iH officers. 1,251 me:?, ten nurses, one civilian, one army field clerk The other trat.sports included tho Aeolus, with 2.^2'.* sick ami woumle i, which left Bordeaux December IS with "18 and is routed for Newport News; the Tjisondan, caiTying eighteen offi? cers and seventy men, which will dock at Philadelphie., and the Ternnte, which left Bordeaux D< cembcr 18 with (?no enlisted man as the? only soldier j cargo. _ Tiro Ships to Arrive With 6,023 Troops from Abroad To-day The army transporc George Wash? ington, which took President Wilson and hisi party t.- p'runce, reported by wiroleas yesterday to the office of Ad mirai (.?leave? ir, Hoboken. tho com mander announcing that he would be off the Ambrose Channel Lightship about 1 o'clock this af'temcon. The big- vessel, which formerly was j of the North German Lloyd Line, car-1 ries 3S4 officers and 3.464 men. The passenger list, includes the 139th: Field Artillery and tho headquarters ? company of the i'"?7th Field Artillery. ' Also on board are men of the Chemi? cal Warfare Service and several ! casual companies. The sick and ' wounded contingent of 968 men in- i eludes twenty tubercular patients and seventy-five bedridden cases. The White Star liner Celtic, with I f.5 officers and 2,130 soldiers and seven i civilians, also reported by wireless yes? terday and will probably dock about; noon to-day. "So Long, Buddy," Starts Tears as Soldiers Leave ' Veterans in Hospital Exchange H el ?es as Western Men Start for Home . Men who chased and fought Huns, ; cooties and "blues" together could not keep back the tears last night at Do- . barkation Hospital No. 3, Eighteenth Street and Sixth Avenur, when they said "So long, buddy." Thrown together by a strange fashion of soldiery for several months, they had been "buddies"-and "buddies" means more than just "friends." Bill had helped Tom die his first shelter "out there." Jack had answered "here" for Jim v/hen Jim was A. W. O. L. ("absent without leave"), and the top sergeant didn't know it- or pretended ho didn't.' They had gone through the hospitals together. "Just keep this to remember me by," said a California boy, handing the New Jersey ]ad a battered pocketknife. The fortunate 800 who will leave to-day for hospitals near their homes in the Middle West and on the Pacific Coast were busy trading souvenirs?the pile of helmets, battered cartridge belts and twisted bayonets attested to their prowess as proverbial American sou? venir collectors?and bestowing keep? sakes upon their pals. The men who had gone through the tnrill of battle were as oxcited over the prospective trip as if it was their first railroad journey. Notebooks for addresses of their friends were filling rapidly. AH this, too, in the glow of a large Christ? mas treo about which the men collected. These men have been in this hospital for several weeks. They are now in condition to travel, but more than 400 escorts will see that they aro comfort? able on tho long journey. Attendants at the hospital said many of them will be discharged from the hospitals a short time after arrival. California, Washington. Oregon,; Iowa. Kansas. Nebraska. Illinois, "Mis? souri and other Western states are rep? resented among the "homeeomers." Bible Teachers'' Scliool To House War IS urges The government has taken over part of the ten-story building owned by the Bible Teachers' Training School, at 541 Ijcxington Avenue, to house 180 of 300 nurses who will bo in attendance at Debarkation Hospital 5, in the Grand Central Palace. This is the largest of the debarkation hospitals in this city, having 3,000 beds, and probably will be kept full because of its prox? imity to railroad terminals. The building of the Bible Teachers' Training School was erected from an apartment hotel, and was bought by the school for a dormitory' in 1904. It is completely furnished. Tho activities of the school will go on as usual, the students being cared for in seven houses on Forty-ninth and Fiftieth streets belonging to the school. Mr. Rarebit Returns After a. War Vacation Food Board Also Reunites Mixed (?rill Family by Lifting its Ban The Welsh rarebit will be restored to good standing on the hotel and restaurant menus to-day, and the com? ponent delicacies of the mixed grill will hold a triumphant reunion after a separation ?iating from October 21, who;? the twelve general orders of the food administration were invoked. The Federal Food Board announced yesterday that all restrictions for pub lie eating places have been lifted, be? ginning today, restoring all pre-war culinary compositions ami, it is hoped, nil pre-war portions. The chief limitations prescribed by the original war programme were that no bread and butter were to be served until after the tirs? course was on the table: not more than one kind of meat or poultry was to be served to one person at ?.?tie meal; no sugar ex? cept upon roques?; one-naif ounce limit to buffer and American cheese a person a meal, and not more than j two o*unces of wheat bread a person. The board urges a continuation of j economy to meet the world relief pro-: gramme to be outlined later by Hoover. That no cessation in the prosecu-1 tion of profiteers ami food speculators! will resu i from the partial demobili? zation of the hoar i was an other ;-:> rio ?'<??'? ni?'.. ? I Big Red Cross In Sky Planned ! To Close Drivej _ i _ i 15 Fliers to Form Kmblem: Over City as Final Appeal: to Roll Call Laggards! Redouble Efforts To-day Thousands of Workers lev Exhaust Every Possible I Means of Reaching Goal ? i A greul re<l cross will appear in the | sky above Manhattan to-day, where every one may see, to let. the city's J millions know that it is the final, the i "clean-up," day in the Christmas roll- j culi of the American Red Cross for membership. The emblem will be formed by fifteen ' airplanes, which will start from theii ? field on Long Island and travel above ' tho New York sky crapers in the forma- j tien :5ot of war and battle, but of pence and mercy. Trie great an fleet will hover over the city, flying low, so that pedestrians may see the rod crosses painted on their lower planes and be impressed with the fact that it is foi "the grossest mother in the world," who has suc? cored airmen, soldiers, sailor;- and civilians aiike, that the unique display j is being given. To speed up laggard subscribers, the j fastest airplane in the world, the ' "Christmas Bullet," will also whizz over ? the housetops this afternoon. One hundred and seventy miles an ; hour will he the rate at which the "Bullet" will carry its message of? "Join!" to those who do not yet wear the red, white and blue button of mem bership for the coming year. Red crosses have been painted on its under? side, and the machine will skim the roofs at its terrific speed with as little space to spare as possible. Route Through City Its pilot., Cuthbert Mills, will take ! the "Bullet," decorated with banner ? and Christmas foliage, from its hangar ; at Mine?la Field at .1 o'clock. Its route ' over Manhattan will be from the Bat- ? tery to Central Park. It will stop to , man?uvre over the Battery, City Hall i Park. Union Square, Madison Square, j Times Square, the plaza and Central ? Park. ! With the reminder from the clouds ? and an army of canvassers in the ? streets, in theatres, stores, restaurants and offices, there, will be no excuse for ; a non-member by the end of to-day. ! There are 444 booths in the city where people may enroll and pay up, and it is urged by the New York County officials in charge of the drive that this method he employed, as there are not enough campaigners to solicit each person in the city by to-night. Between 40,000 and 50,000 men and i women will redouble their efforts to- , day to bring the total past the mark ; set last year, to prove that peace has not made a grateful nation forget its pledges to the men in uniform who brought about the end of hostilities. Police Aid Drive Fifteen thousand workers in the house-to-house division will start ; again early to-day to canvass and re- j canvass every flat, tenement, apart- ? ment house and private house in Man- ! hattan for new members. An equal number of men and women police re- i serves will carry on the work in streets j and restaurants, while the uniformed : police force will take part in a good natured "hold-up" of gigantic, propor tions, directed against automobiles and pedestrians. Inducements to join the Red Cross are not necessary, but those who en- i roll may add to the mere joy of the ', act the interest derived from a dozen "shows" along Fifth Avenue. Shops have been fitted up with gayly painted ' windows, and in these are a variety of entertainers all day long. One may enroll at any of these ; "shows" and receive a ticket admitting ' to all of the others, so that for the : price paid for membership a person may be amused and interested-see pictures in tho painting, artists' mod- ? els posing, hear excellent singers. The drive officials are suggesting memberships in the Red Cross to till that gap which always looms at the; last minute in the Christmas gift. list. What better display of the season's ! spirit than an enrolment for some per- ? son who is not able to join, or as an ' additional present for those already provided for in material things! "Let nobody pass without a button!" was the. slogan announced yesterday for to-day's campaign by C. Lionel Marcus, of tho East Side Red Cross Committee. ! just returned from abroad. At a meeting yesterday at the Bank : of the United States 200 mothers who have sons with the army in Europe were present and applauded Mr. Mar? cus's declaration that all would have to stand by the organization which had tended their boys without regard ?o sect or any other consideration ex- ! cept, that of need. The pigs of I.uka Mahoprw. N. Y., are going m?'!. No one knows what the trouble : is, but the symptoms resemble rabies. Many pig raisers ha\e had to Kill their charges because cf the epidemic. David Citron, eight years ?s'A, of 711) Vermont Street, Brooklyn, war knocked down .Mini killed h> :i truck en Van S.'-ien Avenue. The truck driver, Max Amsterdam, of 1984 Bergen Street, was not ?rreoteo. Henry Tepold. ivtirvd merchant, sr.ot himself in the stomach at the home of his his daughter, Mrs. I.ena Botner, of 802 East I Bighty-third Street. He is in Metropolitan ; Hospital. Edward Johnson, of Uniontown. Benn., I was arrested, change?! with attacking Alex andcr Rubin, cigar dealer, of 2! 83 Eighth Avenue, in his store and attempting t/i roh him. Rubin';- cries brought Patrolman Gloason. who captured Johnson. \ partner of the prisoner escaped. May MeCormack, six years ein. ami her brother Jam??, four, were found dead of fu- asphyxiation in their room at 30'1 West 1 Tilth Street. The gas was leaking from a fixture. Seven men who attended Daniel Grey'?? fortieth birthday party on the roof of his home, at 24 2 Wet Tenth Street, were ar? rested on a chai-ge of homicide. During the festivities somebody thumped Grey on the chest, it is alktred, knocking him down an airshaft and causing his death. Tha Downtown league is inviting busi? ness houses on Nassau Street to juin it in appointing u committee of one hundred to safeguard the business interests of the thor? oughfare i:i the building of tho new subway under it. ' Vi MOO MOO Sign Roll; Red Cross Sees Goal WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.? Scattering returns received up to noon to-day at national headquarters ?showed an enrol ment of i:!,000,000 in the Christ? mas roll call of (he American Red Cross. This represented report?; from 40 per cent of the chapters in twelve divisions, with no re? ports from any chapters in one division. When the campaign ends at midnight to-morrow night the Red Cross officials believe that the total enrolment will equal the 22,000,000 of last. year. The cantral division-Michigan, Illi? nois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Neb rnska?was stiU in the lead to? day, with approximately 4,500,000 enrolments. The Atlantic division New York, New Jersey and Con? necticut--retained second place, with close to 3,000,000 members. 4( Hiristmas' Keough?, Noted Holidays Forger, 1? Caught Muii Arrested in Altoona, Penn., Sai?! to Have Scat? tered Bogus Drafts Ahead of Santa Claus 15 Years After eluding the police of the coun? try for more than fifteen years, "Christ? mas" Keough, the famous holiday forger, has celebrated in his private way one too many Christmases. A tall, bland stranger in a Persian lamb coat has been arrested at Altoona, Penn., by operatives of Pinkerton's National Detective ?Agency, and they declared yesterday that he was none other than "Billy" Keough, alias Meighan, alias Travers, alias McLeod, alias Newman, nlias Paget, alias May >orn, the "prince of predatory pen? men." Keough, who is said to have cashed more than $50,000 worth of bogus draffs and travellers' checks during re? cent holidays, was last heard of in New I York in 1917, when he made a shop- ? ping tour along Fifth Avenue. Swindled New York Stores He visited Theodore B. Starr, the Gcrham Company, Lord (t Taylor, and n number of other shops, made pur? chases and received change for about ] 42,000 worth of travellers' checks j drawn on the Canadian Bank of Com- : merer. The checks were of Keough's own manufacture, but this fact was not; learned until after he had disap j,eared. The police followed his trail to St. : Louis, and a man registered there at \ the Hamilton Hotel was arrested and ; brought back to New York as the notor- [ ious swindler. Friends of the prisoner ' appeared <o identify him as ?Alexander P. Macauley, a respectable mine owner from Toronto, Canada. He was "recognized" hy others, however, as the man who had passed the worthless' checks and was held for weeks before he was able to prove that he and heough were separate individuals and; merely bore a striking resemblance to each other. I Worked Only in Holidays Police and nrivate detectives in the j meanwhile resumed their search for \ the missing forger. His habit of long : standing was to materialize only dur- i ing the festive holidays. During the ! rest of the year lie hibernated, accord- ; ing to the police. He and Santa Claus observed the same seasons, ?and there! was the same mystery concerning their '? whereabouts between whiles. The Pinkertons sent circulars with i Keough's description to the larger! stores and shops throughout the United ? States. Then they waited for Christ mas to come around again. Keough chose Pittsburgh this *>ear! for his holiday sojourn. He purchased ' ,t woman's coat at the department store ! of Lewin Meiuam, paying $97 and re reiving change of ?103 from a ?200 . (ravellers' check drawn as usual on! the Canadian Bank of Commerce. Arrested in Altoona Before he left the store the credit manager recalled the Pinkerton cir? cular and forced the purchaser to re? turn the coat and the. money. But he ! escaped before the police were sum? moned. The Pinkerton office was notified and operatives trailed Keough to ?\ltoona. lie was returned to Pittsburgh for, ttial. It was said yesterday that in? dictment will be sought in a dozen i other cities to which he has paid hoii- ! day visits in the last fifteen years. "Not Guilty," Is Farewell Note on Piper's Body ? Alleged ?Slayer of Weiehman Girl Left 1 "nguarded Two Hours in (..ell MUSKEGON, Mich., Dec. 22.- That Milo H. Piper, who last night ended ? his life in a cell at the county jni! , here, where he was held on n charge of killing Miss Freda Weiehman, had for some time contemplated suicide j was the belief expressed by the au? thorities to-day. This assumption is based by the police on the f-nding cf a note whicli Coroner James F. Balbirnie announced was found pinned *o the dead man's underwear. The note, which, accord nig to the coroner, seemingly was writ? ten while Piper was in Hamilton, On- ! i.ario. reads as follows; "Dear Mother, Father and Brother : Thanks for all you have done for ; me, Take good care of Hilda and Choppy 1 Piper's wire and three-year old son). As you or I must go, let it ! be me. "Goodby all. ! am not guiltv "MILO." No theory i?as been advanced as to what Piper meant by the words "You or 1 must go." At the bottom of the note, written on a piece of paper such as is tisetl in tobacco cans, were the words: "This dope comes from Ham ilton." It is this notation that leads the authorities to believe Piped wrote the words before being brought here ; from Hamilton. They also point out : that no lead pencil or means of pin? ning the note to his underwear had lie en left in the prisoner's cell. At the coroner's in?iuest. which will be held to-morrow. Coroner Balbirnie : stated to-day. an etfort will be made to ' d?termine why Piper was left unguard? ed long enough to permit him to hane; : himself. Tin* ce!!, it was learned to? day, was left unwatched for two hours ! be 1 ?< Pipcr'3 hod;, was found. Thousand Children to Sing at Grave Of Santa Claus's Best Loved Poet His name was Clement C. Moore. Iiis body sleeps beneath the Christinas trees that grow in Trinity Cemetery, whose sloping lawns run from Broadway to the Drive, between 153d and 155th streets. But his words live on. By grace of the verso he wrote he is im? mortal in the hearts of millions of children and of those who once were kids at Christmas time. On the night, before Christmas a thousand children of the Chapel of the Intercession, to whom Moore has sung in his "Visit from St. Nicholas." will sing carols in the dusk besiile the place where he is buried, and will lay upon his grave a wreath ;?;; symbol of their; love. All who remember the poem begin? ning: 'Tuas the night before Christmas, a m 1 rill through the house Not n creature was stirring, net- even a mouse, are invited to join in the ceremony in I Hearst's Pr?sence Keeps 2 More Off Welcoming Body Rector of Trinity Church and Tov> nsend Lawrence Tell H y la n They Refuse to Serve With Publisher Two more men have made public the fact that they refused Mayor Hylan's appointment to the Committee of Wel? come to returning soidiers because William Randolph Hearst on the committee and is chairman of one of tho sub-committees. Dr. William T. Manning, rector of Trinity Church, and Townsend Law? rence, a broker, are the latest to de? cline to servo. Dr. Manning's letter, addressed Lo G rover Whalen, th?1 Mayor's secretary, follows : "There i ? ne service ; which I should more eagerly dea ; ? to give every assistance in my power, not in which I should feel it a gionter honor to share, than that ?'.' giving fitting welcome home to cur brave and sailors. "1 am informed, how? ? r, that V . R Hearst is a menibei of I - appointed bj the Mayor, . ; sub-committee, of wh cb Mr. :i ? chairman, is to have part in Ll ? official welcome to our troops. "If this inform?t!? n i corn cl 1 find myself compelled, with very groat regret, to decline the Mayor's appoint? ment to membershin in this committee. "Mr. Hearst's attitude during this war toward our Allies on the >ne hand, and toward our enemies on the other, is a matter of open and public knowl? edge. In 'The New York American' of June 6, 1915, he defended the sinking of the Lusitania, on which American men, women and children were brutal? ly murdered. "In my judgment the apointm? ? of Mr. Hearst on the committee to wel? come our returning soldiers is so man? ifestly improper that all loyal men and women of our city should join in earnest protest against it." In a letter to The Tribune Mr. Lawrence wrote: "I have refused to serve on the Mayor's Reception ? omn I ee, as un der no circumstances w? , Id I serve on a commute.' v ?| I Hea - His ap? pointment t.. th? c? mm ? i ai to every i?;in in the 5?rvLa?" honor of the man who caught the spirit of Christmas and who made the mythi? cal Santa Claus a living, breathing reality to those whose eyes have not j been injured by sophistication. Following the singing of carols the ! Rev. M. A. Bates, pastor of the chapel, will conduct a short service, and the i children will march to pay tribute to i thai other great celebrator of Christ- ! mas. Charles Dickens. In memory of him a wreath will be laid on the grave of his son. Alfred Tennyson Dickens, who died while on a lecture tour in this | country. Before the outdoor exercises a Feast; of Lights will be held in the chapel it- ' self. Every child will bring a candle anil will name it after one of the saints. It will then be lighted from a central taper, representing the spirit of Christ. At the conclusion of tho Feast of, Lights the littlest child present will | press the button which will illuminate three living Christmas trees in the churchyard. Harbor Employes To Await Outcome Of Boatmen's Move! Deride Not to Strike Un-! less War Lahor Board ! Admits Its inability to Handle Loral Situation The executive board of the Long? shoremen's District Council voted yes- j terday to approve the action of the Marine Workers' Affiliation in holding up the ordar to strike pending action by the National War Labor Board and Lo instruct its members to do nothing to disturb the business of the port un? less the National War Labor Board ad? mits inability to handle the situation. "It was the sense ol the meeting," said President John F. Riley, "that the mon should let the burden of trouble, if any there be. rest on the shoulders of those among the boat owners who are trying to force a breach of the pre va ling peaceful conditions. "The men will also be advised not to ...'??? umbrage at anything the boat own t*s or their representatives may a . Any arbitration will be decided on the merits of the case and not on hat the boat owners may say in their ?idverti em nts Therefore if the men ?.ill pay i:> attcr.-tion to rnisrepresen ; tation no harm will be done to anybody , except those making misatatements. "An interesting feature of the situa Lion is the response made to advertise menl of boat owners for discharged soldiers to take the places of men who may strike. This has not scared our men and it lias offended the men com? ing back from France. It is a serious mistake for the boat owners or for that matter any other group of em? ployers to fig ?re on recruiting strike breakers from the army. The fact ?-. that the armed forces are made Up largely of union men. *'To show you where the soldier stands we have th" report of one gathering where there were between 400 and ,700 discharged men at which Lhis advertisement was read. They were unanimous in denouncing it." The several associations of boat owners will hold informal conferences to-day to discuss the situation created by the decision of the National War Labor Board that the;.- are bound to arbitrate matters in dispute. It was intimated yesterday that as a possible way out the operators may offer to compromise on a nine-hour day instead of the eight-hour demanded by the men, and to arbitr?t" all t-uestions of wages. It is thought the men will not. make any agreement short of eight hours, preferring :o leave everything! to arbitration and take their chances 0f getl ing .'.hat they ask. Hunt for Slayers Of Bank Officials Centres on Tvler Police Say New information Indicates He Was Taller of 2 Brooklyn Bandits? Expect Underworld "Tip"' Additional information which came to the police yesterday made them so certain Roy Tyler, alias "Bob" Phillips, was the. taller of the two bandits who robbed the East Brooklyn Savings Bank December 13 that they concentrated last night on finding this notorious yeggman and jaiibreaker to the exclu? sion of virtually every other theory ir the douole murder and hold-up. While New York detectives are ir other cities on Tyler's trail, Captair John L. Coughlin, Brooklyn detectiv? commander, who is working on th( basis that a "mob" of at least si) crooks have knowledge of the hold-up said that the police were certain tha a tip to Tyler's present whereabout; would be forthcoming from the under world within a day or two as a resul of the $5,000 reward offered. In addition to the positive identifica tion of Tyler's Rogues Gallery photo graph by Detective Albert Doody, wh was shot, chasing the bandits, the bar keeper at Martin's saloon, a few block from the bank, at Myrtle and Frankli Avenues, Brooklyn, has also stated pos itively that the picture of Tyler show him was that of the taller of the tu? rnen who stopped at the place a shot time before the hold-up. The barkeeper has told the polic how the shorter of the pair choked ove his whiskey, provoking the laughtf of his tall, lean companion. Identifies tion of Tyler's picture has also bee made by Peter Bullinger, who runs hotel at 296 Nassau Avenue, Brookly; where the men turned up at about o'clock the afternoon of the robberv. Here again the men called for whii key. The man identified as Tyle bought a dollar's worth of it and pi the flask in his pocket. While tl men were at Bullinger's bar some or came in and attempted to sell the tickets for a dance. The tall ms made a memorandum of the hall ? which the dance was to be held. Tl police have this scrap of paper, whi( was found in the room in which thi passed that night. That the men were well supplii with money was in.licatcd by the fa that they i>oth offered ten-dolla?- bil in payment for the room. The char; was $L'.2T> each. Bullinger gave the each a five-dollar bill and started count out the rest of the change. Th said to him, "Never mind." A Maspet Flushing Avenue trolley transfer w also found in the room. The hour punched on this doveta with the time it would have taken t bandits to travel back to Myrtle A\ nue from Canarsie, where they dropp the little black loot bag, and th transfer to the car that took them Bullinger's establishment. The police had been working on t basis that "649" stamped on the b torn of the black bag thrown away the robbers was its correct stock m; ber. But examination of the numt under a magnifying glass yesterd showed that the "6" was out of ali( ment with ihe other numerals, lacl their regular quality and apparen had beet; .nserted ?vith ? pointed strument. From Suitf Sine came word last nif that jail officials there believed t! "Boston Kiidic" Kelley, notorious bf robber, who escaped from the S Sing farm at Creen Haven more tl two years ago, might have been volved in the holdup. Kelley. it \ said ther?\ looked l'ke the tall ban Kelley still had eighteen years o twenty-year sentence ?o sene and i made a "trusty" just before his eses With "Goat" Hinch and "Sheen" H lis, Kelley staged a bank robbery Cobleskill. N. Y., several years ago which a watchman was killed, pals were sent to the chair, but "E ton Eddie" turned state's evidence got off with n jail sentence. Kelle; known to ha\e been in the Wet', si his escape. State Control Plot Charged By Thompson Senator Says Reaetionary lie pu hi i eat i Chiefs Made Deal With Demoerats Change of Rules Ur?*ed Candidate for Leadership of Upper House Names Smith as Conspirator In a letter addressed to each of the twenty-eight Republicans elected to the .State Senate, ?Senator George F. Thomp? son, candidate for majority leader of the ?Senate, charges that there exists a conspiracy of the "reactionary lead? ers " of the Republican and Democratic parties to run the state in the next two years, and that as a preliminary they intended to organize the State Legislature, especially the Senate, to suit their purposes. The letter bristles with charge? and sinister phrases, such as "party n?r cenaries." One charge made by Senator Thompson mentions Governor-elect Al? fred E. Smith. On this score he said: " It is apparent that it is intended by a very, few people who hope to control the next Legislature to have an under? stand inp with the Democratic Governor by which patronage will be divided, the part which goes to the Republicans to be distributed generously among the few in control of the organization of the Legislature, the Democratic Gov? ernor to approve such legislation as shall be deemed necessary to continue this faction in future power in the party." Would Change Senate Rules. Senator Thompson declared that to defeat any bipartisan combinations of a sinister sort the ?rst Thing that should be done by the Republican Sen? ators is to change the rules governing ; the proceedings of the Upper House. "The Senate rules are fundamental, for they determine the conditions under which the fight for everything that is decent and right must be made," said Senator Thompson. "With a strangle hold upon the situ? ation through the rules of the Senate, the reactionary leaders csn even use the activity of the advocates of reforms : to compel the special interests, and the ! forces of vice and lawlessness, to fur? nish the money to ena?ne the leaders to continue in power." Senator Thompson, after pledging himself to have the Federal bone dry amendment ?ubmitted in the first week of the session, ana to have the rules changed so that all shall have a square deal, if elected leader, continues: "For six years I have seen the pub? lic defrauded in its expectations time and time again through no fault of the majority of its representatives, except the existence of the rules. Party pol? icies cannot be established b\ the ma? jority of members of the majority ; party because of the rules. Failures Due to Rules "Failure of public service commis? sions and remedial legislation, failure of the state to inventory its vast nat? ural resources and apply them to the : service of the people, failure Legislature to exercise its c? : tional duty in regard to the ra1 of an amendment, to the ! stitution in relation to intoxicating liquors, failure of any action to remedy the high cost of living in the cities, failure of the election laws and nu? merous other .'allures, are all cue to the rule.-. It is of the greatest ; importance that these r-jie? should be changed. The*, can only be changed by a light to change them at the time of the organization of the Senate. Ob? viously, now is the time to make it. The" Senator charged that "a quiet attempt is now being used to organiie the Senate in the same old way, by an unauthorized use of Senate patronage and promise of committee assignment?, in an endeavor to gam individual pledges from ?Senators." He referred to the need of changing the rules, pointing our 'hat this re? form was achieved in the House of Representatives while "Uncle Joe Cannon was Speaker. Wants Square Deal Continuing, he said: "I ask the support of every Senatof who believes that public business should be done in the open and on the level and who believes that the ruie? of a legislative body should be de? signed to enable the majority to trans? act business intelligent!:.- and promptly and not for the purpose of enabling a venal or weak party minority to re? duce an independent and self-respect*" ing party majority to a condition ol impotence. "I ask the support of ever.- Senator who believes that legislation should not be allowed to go through unless it represents the intelligent and COB scientious conviction of a constitut on al majority of the Senate, and who believes that any measure which. upo* its merits, has the support of sue!? constitutional majority, should not be permitted to be strangled by a minor? ity for reasons which will not stand scrutiny. "I ask the support of every Senator who believes in majority rule the party, who believes that the Repub lican party should stand for de<*eiifT and morality and against adverse in? terests which have never hesitated W betray the Republican party when the1*' could no: prostitu?*- it to th? uses. Would Rout Mercenaries "I ask the support of every Senator who believes both as a matter of rc tnd politi -a' expediency t"18^ the ?''?? ..? ?-.me to prevent forever any contre of vicious special ipter??? upon the Republican pa York and for us so to ac undependable mercenary whom ** drive out of the party ranks will replaced permanently by two righteou?. -independent, self-respecting men ana women voters whose support will es?**" lish the dominance of our p irty for '?" next generation.'" Opposing Senator Thompson 5 fc" * ator J. Henry Walters, of Syr?*??1'? Senator Walters has ' ?*' "1' nounced nis candidacy, but he bus t'e*" active in trying to In e up s^'ner'1 votes to elect him majority leader. Those in a position to '-.now **_ the contest for the leadership of ' Senate will develop nto on? ??* "? biggest political fights the Republic? party of this state has ?? itneaae*? ?'?^ that within a very few days raer "' national prominence will find the** selves dragged into it.