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Vol. LXXIX No. 20.486
' Cloady to-day. probably Bbowers t
fair to-morrow. Mod?r?t?
Poll Report on rng? SO ?.
__.__ ?,n 0'*>l* Tew Tork ?ad I _
TWO CEST8 J within commuting distance J Elsewhere
Here After
Five Years
Former German Steam?
ship, With German Who
Once Commanded Her,
Brings Troops of 89th
27.310 Fighters
Are Landed in Day
Leviathan Doeks Ahead
of Sister Ship With
11,983 Men on, Board
The former Hamburg-American liner
Imperator, which was in the mud off
Hamburg for nearly five year?, was one
?f eight transport-, that brought home
yesterday from the battlefields of
Europe 27.300 American officers and
men. It was the biggest assemblage
of fighters that landed on home shoes
since the signing of the armistice.
The second biggeft steamship in the
world, apart from dead black funnels
?nd rust on her bridge and super?
structure, she looked about the ?sm"
?a when she left New York in the sum?
mer of 1911.
Few who saw her pa?? knew that on
her bridge was Captain Thomas Kier,
her former commander, a navigator
known to thousands of wealthly Ameri?
can travellers, the one-time popular
German master who took the Cleveland
?ilfter famous cruise around the world.
Captain Kiel's war service was con?
fined to German transport along the
Danube, but in all his service to Ger
Bai?y he had never taken the life of
He American, he said.
Aid to American Officers
He had little to say as the big mer?
chantman came up the familiar fair?
way of the harbor, except ?hat Gov?
ernor's Island looked a little bigger
and a trifle morp warlike than when
he bade [t farewell live years ago. He
kne-v the Imperator from Btem to stern,
ind he had come over to unfold all he
knew to the American naval officers
*ho had taken hold of this stranger
tnly ten days before. When the vessel
?as made fast in Hoboken he sought
the seclusion or" his room.
Captain Fritz Kruse, second in com- :
Band of the German force on the Im?
perator, said he thought the Imperator
was r. better ship to-day than the
Leviathan that came over with her, and
Issghed heartily when it was suggested
that her big sister ship had beaten hcv
lu a race to port. ".She can do 23.90
JEWS easily without forced draught,"
?e said, "and keep that speed up with
?t pushing. I don't thing the Levia
?Un can beat her."
No Race Across Ocean
It was said by navigating officers on
wth vessels that there was no race
?ros* the Atlantic, each vessel mak
ttS regulation speed.
The Imperator left Brest on Thurs
?? at 10:30 a. m. and the Leviathan
?t 3:30 p. m. the same day.
J* Tuesday, at 1:30 a. m., the
Nathan overhauled her sister ship
?Wthen held the lead until she reached
J*1* in the fog yesterday morning,
??e three hours later the Imperator
**??? to anchor off the Ambrose Chan
01 Ujhtship.
3*? Leviathan carried 11,983 offi
fj3 ?nd men, and thousands of
*Wars exchanged hands in bets on
^approximate hour ?"he would over?
ea '-he Imperator. It was definitely
Kderst?od that she would beat the
?ter vessel to port, an the Leviathan
^td Rear Admiral GJeaves as a
fs?a**r and flew his flag. As a
**?<r of nava! courtesy it was under
?**? the Leviathan would lead in the
?- to port.
^a the way from Brest, where the
???rator had been delivered by her
wrman crew, Captain Kier spoke his
j;f*r?s that ? ,.,.,.,va? of thc dii,jn of
"???ny's former prestige was far
?:??? He knew Colonel House and had
:..v*' the ?at? Colonel Roosevelt, he
?*? n* admitted resignedly that Ger
__M **" b**t*n beaten hard, and
i; ?. acirding y, ?>,? r?av8] officer with
t*!u.he taik'!'1' ?y?rJC??U!d that It
'?- nave been a mistake if "imperial
P??T bad been victoious."
; Calls Treaty "impossible"
[?* Wd that Germany's on
; *?" bope of the future lay In
iJrW?ptior, of commercial relation?
.?" ?? United Sute?. The'treaty
?to the Germans by the-Allies
?^?opinion, was impossible of fu!
?J'""1 it sisrned hardly could
&"***? ? renn who had sailed wi
m T *'h* IrnP,,|r*,.or and the Ov?
tTlLw * **"'' t0 Ulk ?hf"Jf ''?'? v-;,r
?** too many Am*ri<-an friends ?.
Z/-1* *ornm*r\\. on <h* .-vent* of th
*?*?r* yearj(( h? _sfd) but hf> bro(j
. V*'"?' eatrats of th* submarinas.
tfc>>_J>*,l Peer? in command of ?eve
,y. Continued on page five
Copyright, M'o?iprn Ncwspappr l'nlon
Fells Guard in
Court and Flees
Slayer, in Neiv Haven,
Caught After Chase
and Pleads Guilty
Special Correspondence
NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 22.?An?
tonio V?lente, on trial for murder in
the Superior Court here, escaped froln
the courtroom in the midst of pro?
ceedings to-day after nearly killing his
?ruard. Pursued by court attendants
for several blocks he was caught and
overpowered. When rearraigned he
pleaded guilty of the crime with which
he was charged and was sentenced tc
life imprisonment.
He was accused of the murder ol
Mrs. Louise Bradley, who was beater
to death at her home in Derby.
Yalcnte, sitting without apparent in?
terest beside his guard, Deputy Sherif
George Bradley, leaped to his feet am
seized the deputy sheriff by the throat
Bradley is seventy years old. Holdinj
him with one hand Valente battere?
him with the other.
Valente felled the deputy and darte?
through an open window.
The fugitive leaped into an auto an?
was disappearing. The pursuers com
mandeered automobiles. Valente's en
gine stalled. He deserted it an?
leaped into a grocer's wagon. H
seized reins and whip and was ofl
scattering eggs, butter, canned good
and vegetables behind him. Th
grocer's wagon was overhauled. Val
ente leaped out and raced across
vacant lot.
Thomas Leahy, engineer of th
Superior Court building, was the fire
to overtake Valente. He fought fere
ciously, but others came to Leahy'
assistance and overwhelmed Valent?
As soon as he had been brought bac
to court he got painfully to his fee
and announced he was guilty. It i
feared Deputy Sheriff Bradley may di
of the beating he received.
Rifle Shoe Store
Jersey City Robbers Ge
$540 at Point o
Gun From W o m a\
With mingled feelings of rcveren?
and thankggiving, Mrs. Anatole Nodic
substituting for her husband a? pr
prietor of the shoe store at 44 Greei
Street, Jersey City, observed the e
trance of two customer? yesterday.
The thanksgiving was due to tl
prospect of two possible sales on a du
afternoon. The reverence was inspir?
by the fact that one of the custome
was garbed in the black mantle ai
coif of a nun, while the other wo
the sober habit, of a priest.
Both ?at down, and Mrs. N'odica be
over the ?hoes of the wupposed re
erend father. Ah she lifted her he
the "nun" dug a pistol muzzle into h
ribs and the "'priest" remarked in
moni uneccltslastical voice:
"One peep, and we'll blow your he
"Blow it off is right," quoth t
"nun" in a basso profundo.
After locking the door nnd pulli
down the shades the men rifled t
?hop, taking $?>0 from the till and $4
more from beneath the mattress of t
bed in the rear room. When Nodi
returned he found his wife in a hy*te
<;?l condition. Khe could give no <
tailed description of the robbers.
"Elder" York,
Captor of 132
Germans, Lands
Tennessee Sergeant Who
Killed 25 of Enemy Re?
turns With 89th Division
on Steamship Ohioan
Greeted by "Home Folks"
I Winner of Congressional
Medal to Get $50,000
Farm and $2,000 Bond
Sergeant Alvin C. York is a "red?
head." His neck is red and criss
? crossed with sun-baked furrows. His
; ears are red and prominent. His ?cg
ular-featured face is red, and his
mustache, too, so that, by contrast his
eyebrows and lashes are white. But
his eyes are blue and deep set and
sharp. Without his No. 11% doughboy
shoes he is more than six feet tall.
On October ts, 1918, near Chatel Che
hery, in the Argonne Forest, Sergeant
I York killed twenty-five Germans, cap?
tured 13~ others, including a majcr
and three lieutenants, and put out r.f
action thirty-live machine guns. When
; this man on November 14, 1917, left
Pall Mall, Fentress County, Tenn.,
; where he is a second older in the
? Church of Christ and Christian Union,
I he was a conscientious objector. When
: he landed in Hoboken yesterday from
| the transport Ohioan he was wearing
1 the Congressional Medal of Honor and
I a Croix de Guerre with palm that had
i been pinned to the wrinkled breast of
! his olive drab tunic by Marshal Koch
' himself.
27,309 Other Troops Arrive
I Besides Sergeant York there landed
! in the port of New York yesterday
27,309 other soldiers. While the latter
went into quarantine and through the
cootie mill, Sergeant York was greet
? ed at the dock in Hoboken by a re
; ception committee of the Tennessee
i Society of New York, with a special
? pass from the Adjutant General in
i Washington granting him five days'
i leave in New York. For a hectic half
I hour this Tennessee hill country black
I smith was the vortex of a swarm of
i photographers, reporters, movie cam
' era men and members of the recep
j tion committee, all of these last fight?
ing for the privilege of carrying some
part of the dunnage that Sergeant
| York bore on his flat shoulders for
many a weary mile in French mud.
Then he was assisted (which made
him chuckle) into a big automobile
and ferried to New York and thence
j to the Waldorf-Astoria. Two bell boys
: fought for the honor of carrying his
i blanket rol!, trench helmet and pack
into the hotel.
Manager Acts as Bellboy
? Oscar Tschirkey, the manager, has
; greeted potentates with far less
? warmth than he showed to Sergeant
York yesterday. Oscar waved off a
? clerk who presented the register for
the sergeant's signature. He could
register in his suite, the on?- adjoin?
ing the suite reserved for the Pres?
ident of the L'nited States. Then Os?
car led the way, using his own portly
form to batter a path through the
idlers in Peacock Alley. It was Oscar
who held the gate of an elevator until
the sergeant and all his retinue of
bellboys and reception committee were
1 inside and again it was Oscar who
clapped his hands for maid servants
to unlock the doors of Sergeant York's
The sergeant entered a room with
wondrous pictures on walls lined with
heavy brocade, upholstered furniture
and a gilded piano gleaming in a cor?
ner. He took off his overseas cap and
looked for a nail on which to hang it.
Then he laid it down on the edge of a
divan and stood up.
His Mother's Picture
E. A. Kellogg, a member of the Ten
nesee Society's reception committee,
turned toward the soldier a silver pic?
ture frame, standing on a table. The
red haired man looked at the spectacled
old lady whose photographed likeness
gazed back at him. Then he said:
"That's the first picture I've seen of
my mother in several days."
Several days meant, about eighteen
months, for York then explained that
the had not carried pictures of his
kinfolk overseas. "I'd rather leave 'em
home than in the trenches," he said.
"Don't you want to have a bath?"
Continued on page five
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III lll?M???????1
Sinn Fein Leaders
Appeal to Clemenceau
PARIS, May 22.?Premier Clemen?
ceau, president of the peace
congress, has received a letter from
Edward de Valera, Count Plunkett
and Arthur Griffiths, Irish Sinn
Fein leaders, in which they declare
Ireland will not be bound by the ac?
tion of the British delegates on the
question of peace. They ask recog?
nition on behalf of Ireland.
NC-4's Lisbon
Flight Delayed
By Choppy Sea
Gale Is Expected to Move
Northeastward, Leaving
Conditions Favorahle for
800-Mile "Jump" To-day
POXTA DELGADA, May 22 i By The
Associated Press). Lieutenant Com?
mander A. C. Read, in charge of the
American naval seaplane NC-4, was
greatly disappointed to-day when he
was compelled to postpone his flight to
Lisbon until to-morrow. The weather
between here and Lisbon was favor?
able, except for the choppy sea,
which caused the postponement.
WASHINGTON, May 22.?High winds
to-day again prevented the naval sea?
plane NC-4 from leaving Ponta Delgada
for Lisbon, on the second leg of her
transatlantic flight. TJie Navy Depart?
ment this morning received the follow?
ing message from Admiral Jackson at
Ponta Delgada:
"NC-4 will not leave to-day. Sea<* too
rough for start."
The weather forecast for the Azores
district cabled to the Navy Depart?
ment to-day held out promise that con?
ditions might he favorable to-morrow
for continuation of the flight, as the
blow from the southwest was moving
northeastward. The forecast follows:
"Wind thirty miles, south-southwest;
cloudy; Visibility good; sea rather
rou^h; continuing strong southwest
winds and cloudy sky Thursday; dis
Continued on page five
House Passes
| War Risk Bill
In 50 Minutes
Republicans Wash Hands of
Responsibility for Delay
in Paying Allotments
to Soldiers Families
$13,107,000 Is Held Up
i _
Wilson Is Criticised for
Lack of Funds to Pay
j 25,000 Civil War Checks
New York Tribun?
Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, May 22.?The new j
Republican majority of the House this
; afternoon passed the war risk insur- !
! anee deficiency bill in fifty minutes and j
' washed its hands of all further respon- i
sibility for delay in the payment of j
i family allotments and separation al
1 lowances.
The Senate is expected to act with '
equal expedition, but the payment of j
i back allowances cannot begin until the '
; bill has been signed by President Wil- !
son. It was emphasized many times in ?
I the debate that the President's absence
from the country would entail a delay
! in mailing checks of at least two weeks, !
' and each time Republican leaders took !
! care to emphasize that for this they j
t were in no way to blame.
During the debate Republican lead- ?
| ers informed the country that:
1. Seven hundred thousand May ?
checks, totalling $13,107,000, for ben- j
eticiaries under the war risk insur- j
anee act, are being held in Washing- j
ton unmailed for lack of funds;
?_.^XJM. iutiUbtM'i-of-?tfaa/i^s on June 1 j
will be fiOO.OOO additional, totalling ?
? 11,505,000.
3. There are no funds to nay 25.000
Civil War pension checks on June 4. j
The amount needed is $3,000,000.
Democrats Hasten Action
After the hill hnd been reported by
the Appropriation Committee the Re?
publican floor leader, Mr. Mondell,
moved an adjournment, and lost by
a vote of 77 to 73.
'?I ask unanimous consent," said
Continued on page five
Premier Refuses to
Reply Until Veni?
zelos, Invited bv
4Rig V Withdraws
Dispute Over
Greek Mandate
Wilson Takes Initia?
tive on Questions;
Problem Complex
PARIS, May 22 (By The Associated
Press).?It has been learned in trust?
worthy quarters that the United States,
Great Britain and France have united
in sending a note to Italy requesting
an explanation of the landing of Ital?
ian forces in Turkey.
Premier Orlando is said to have made
a reply to the council of four after a
sharp personal incident during which
he objected to the presence of Premier
Venizelos of Greece. The latter retired
from the meeting.
The Italians landed forces at Adalia,
Budrum and Makri during the period
when Premier Orlando and Foreign
Minister Sonnino had withdrawn from
the peace conference, making the land?
ings without notice to the Allies.
Nature of Reply Secret
The nature of the Italian reply and
whether it was acceptable to the send?
ers of the note was not known this ]
forenoon. .
President- Venizelos was invited to
attend a recent meeting of the council
of four, at which the subject of '
Smyrna was under consideration, be?
cause of the Creek interest in Smyrna.
near which an Italian landing was
mode, ^'hen Pr^-iier Or'iRnflo entered
putting aside the usual diplomatic ;
formality, addressed him directly, ask- !
ing what the answer was to the note j
inquiring as to the landing of the
Italian forces in Turkey.
The Italian Premier, with apparent i
feeling, replied that he was prepared
to explain to the council of four, but
not with outsiders present. Premier
Venizelos at. once offered to withdraw,
but President Wilson is said to have
insisted upon his remaining. Premier
Continued on page three
Why Not Begin by Liberating the Prisoner of War?
'Cora-right. 1919, New York Tribuna Inc.)
7 Days'' Grace Is to
Quiet Foe at Home
DAR1S. May 22.?The seven days'
granted the Germans before the
time limit for the submission of
replies to the Allied peace terms ex?
pires will not be devoted exclusively
to the drafting of notes at Ver?
sailles, but will be employed at Ber?
lin for the purpose of quieting agi?
tation there, according to newspa?
pers here.
It is pointed out that there is an
influential party in Germany, made
up of Independent and Majority So?
cialists, which favors the signing of
the treaty. Bankers, manufacturers
and business men generally, as well
as the military authorities, are said
to share this view, believing, it is
declared, that anything is prefer?
able to Bolshevism, which might en?
sue if Germany refuses to agree to
the terms of peace.
U. S. Forces to
Strike if Foe
Fails to Sign
?Generals Liggett and Hines
Recalled From Trip to
London and Ordered to
Coblenz by Gen. Pershing
COLOGNE, May 22.?It la said the
Allied troops everywhere are ready for
an immediate advance into Germany,
should it become necessary.
COBLENZ, May 22 (By The Assoc?
iated Tress). Lieutenant General Hun
! ter Liggett, commander of the army of
occupation, and Major General John
Hines, commander of the 3d Corps,
who were on their way to London, have
, been recalled to Coblenz by orders
from American General Headquarter?.
Nine hundred motor trucks bagan to
move Tuesday midnight from west of
the Rhine to the bridgehead area. The
trucks are being distributed to x-arious
points of advantage among the troops
holding the zone east of the Rhine
should the occasion arise for the Amer?
icans to start an advance.
The recall of Generals Liggett and
Hines, it was learned in Coblenz, is
part of the new programme for the
American army in the event the Ger?
mans do. not accept the peace treaty.
The composite regiment of the Third
Army which was organized for partici- ,
pation in the Empire Day festivities in
London, in which Generals Liggett and
Hines were also to take part, is being
held in Coblenz because of the new
turn in the peace situation. The regi- j
ment may be sent to London and Brus- !
sels, as intended, if the peace treaty is '
signed within the next few weeks.
The movement of the motor trucks
continued throughout Wednesday and j
most of Wednesday night, and was the
topic of conversation among the Ger?
man civilians in Coblenz. Many civil- i
ians complained that the trucks,, as |
they rumbled across the Rhine bridges
at night, disturbed their sleep.
The trucks, which have a capacity
of from thirty to forty soldiers, are i
fully equipped. They were taken to ;
concentration points of the two divis- :
ions on the east bank of the Rhine.
The withdrawal from the area of oc- i
eupation of the 90th and 6th Division?!
and the 4th and Tth Corps continues. !
The army of occupation at present con- |
sists of the 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th and 5th j
Americans Ready to Act
Under Orders of Foch \
.yet/? York Tribun?
Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, May 22. ? Marshal j
Foch is still the supreme commander ;
of the American army in France and
Germany, and if he orders it to ad- i
vanee further into Germany it will do
While refusing to be quoted on even- j
tualities following the possible refusal ?
of Germany to sign the peace treaty,
Secretary Baker admitted to-day that
the American forces in Europe are at
the disposition of Marshal Foch.
The army view is that the present
German government will refuse to sign
and will give place to one that will
sign, whereupon the present govern?
ment will come back into power, thus
escaping the unpopularity of signing
an obnoxious treaty. There is not
thought to be any likelihood of further
hostilities, though there is a belief
that a little more punishment would
have a salutary effect on the. Germans
and would contribute powerfully to a
durable peace.
The strength of the French and I
British forces now in the field is not ?
known here, but it is considered ample, |
together with the American army, to
deal easily with any possible German
opposition. The American forces in
France and Germany are estimated at
sr.O.OOO men, 80 per cent combatants,
of whom 250,000 now are in Germany.
Fifty-nine per cent of the air-service
originally in Europe still is there.
It is assumed here that the moment
the Germans refuse to sign the treaty
the armistice expires and war auto?
matically hegins again.
luux'rto? between New Y?jrk ?ad Alb?ny.? AdtL
Allies' Reply Will
Go to Foe To-day;
Austrian Ter m s
Ready Monda y
Treaty Signedby
June 12 or 16
Entente Refuses to
Consider Berlin's
League Proposal
PARIS, May 22 (By The Associate?
Press").?The council of four agreed to?
day on a reply to the Cerman note con?
cerning reparations. The note will be
handed to the German plenipotentiaries
I at Versailles to-morrow and will out?
line some modifications in the terms
regarding reparations as they now ap?
pear in the text of the peace treaty.
This will be the first modification of
the terms of the peace treaty as agreed
upon by the plenary conference.
Consideration of Germany's protest
regarding the Saar Valley also has re?
sulted in slight modifications of th1"
terms of the award.
The Allied reply to the Cerman not."
regarding the league of nations, which
was delivered to-day, says in general
that the council considers "the pid?
?is for the covenant are much mo> ?
! practical than those of the Germa:
government and better calculated to se?
cure the objects of the league."
Regarding the suggestion of a sepa?
rate mediation office, this is not con?
sidered feasible, since such a body would
not have the requisite authority lo
maintain the peace of the world."
A categoric negative reply to the
German note on the economic .effect of
the peace terms was sent by the Allied
?council to the German delegation to-day.
i The reply characterizes the Germa,i note
' as exaggerated and says it indicates
j failure to appreciate the enormity of the
; Germans' responsibility.
The Germans are reminded that "it
is right that Germany, which was re?
sponsible for the origin of these calam?
ities, should make them good to the ut
most of her capacity."
Newspapers here declare the *e\ en
day extension granted yesterday f -r
the submission of German replies to thp
Allied peace terms will be the last
concession as to time made to the en?
my. If this is true it is expected the
treaty may be signed between June 12
and June 16.
Count von Brockdorflf-Rantzau, ac?
companied by several of the German
peace delegates, again has gone to Spa.
He will consult with representatives of
the German government there.
. The German delegation has sum?
moned from Berlin for a consulation
Carl Kautsky, the Independent Social?
ist leader.
. ST. GERMAIN-EN-LA YE. May 22 , By
The Associated Press). The Austrian
peace terms, it is understood, will be
delivered to the Austrian delegates here
early next week, possibly Monday.
Josef Schumpeter, the Finance Min?
ister of German Austria, shortly will be
sent to join the Austrian peace delega?
tion at St. Germain, according to a
Vienna telegram via Berlin. Herr
Landesberge/, who is in charge of the
Austrian financial interests at St. Ger?
main, demanded the assistance of an?
other expert, and it is reported he
asked that Dr. Rudolf Sieghart, former
governor of the Austrian Credit Fon?
cier, be sent. The government, how?
ever, preferred to send Herr Schu*rt
Mannheim in Panic
In Fear of Allies
Citizens, Believing inva?
sion Imminent* Storm
the Municipal Bank
MANNHEIM, May 22 (By The Asso?
ciated Press).?Alarmed by the belief
that Germany will not sign the peace
treaty and that the Allies will occupy
Mannheim, citizens became panic
stricken to-day and stormed the munic?
ipal savings bank. Many persons have
fled from Mannhiem.
Large crowds later gathered and held
protest meetings and other demonstra?
tions, which added to the general con?
fusion in The town.
An official expression of regret has
been issued in Berlin that the people
of Mannheim "appear to have lost their
BERLIN, May 21 (By The Associated
Press). The Greater Berlin Soldiers'
and Workers' Council to-day adopted a
resolution demanding that the peace
treaty be signed, and appealing to the
proletariat of the Allied countries.
The Majority Socialists held a de?
monstration of protest against the
peace terms in the WilholmsplaU to?
day. The crowd, in contrast with"

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