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ADVERTISED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED Vol. LXXIX No. 26,755 m&mmgmmm ?^l?l^?^l^Llr}?*J[LJ??^r?'lit<> rio I- -Adve rt ?s?ment, ICopyrlirht, 19?0. Now York Tribuno Inc.l MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16,1920 ^F V n* I* THE WEATHER Fair to-day and to-morrow, continued cold; strong west to northwest winds diminishing: Tuesday. Fall Report on I4t?t Pair? Two rF\TsS,n,iir'*,,r >>w Vork nn? ?WO UJfiHX? (within ?omrnnlinc illolnnr? THRKE TEXTS Ktae where Wilson Threatens t Affairs Unless o Withdraw IL S. From European Consulted in Adriatic Settlement State Police Trooper Kills Two Burglars Major McMurtry Slays Thieves in Summer Home of N. Y. Woman; Receives Wound in Arm Battles in Dark as Flashlight Fails Officer's Aid Shot in Jaw and Shoulder Injury Is Reported To Be Serious Major Alden L. McMurtry, of the Connecticut State Police, shot and killed two burglars early yesterday during a battle in the dark in the Sound Beach, Conn., home of Mrs. Eliza G. Morris, of New York. Major McMurtry, who is a son of Mrs. George G. McMurtry, of 812 Fifth Avenue, New York, was wounded in the arm. Addison Bacon, who was with McMurtry, has bullets in his left jaw and shoulder. The Morris home had been closed ' for the winter. Mrs. C. W. Dreyer, who lives next door, her attention drawn by the sound of crashing g!a?s, observed a flashlight being moved about on the lower floor. She telephoned to the Greenwich police, who notified Bacon, driver of the Sound Beach fire truck. McMurtry happened to be in the fire house at the time, and he and Bacon sped by automobile to the Morris mansion at Rocky Pc'nt. McMurtry had a re? volver and a blackjack, but Bacon was unarmed. Fini Burglars in Cellar ! The two entered by the window | the burglars had smashed and made I a careful inspection of the first, sec ond and third floors without coming upon the intruders. Descending to the cellar, they saw two figures sil houotted in the pitchy darkness against a window. McMurtry'a demand for surrender was answered with a vo'ley of pietol shots. One of the bullets struck Bacon and he went down. McMurtry flashed his electric torch just in time to see the door of a closet being pulled to. A? he approached it he heard the click of an automatic within. , Drawing his own gun McMurtry jerked the door open, flashed his light and fired at the same moment, as did the man cowering in the closet. The major then crashed his club down upon the head of the burglar, who, still un? subdued, was proceeding to reload his revolver when McMurtry ?red again, killing him. One of the desperadoes out of the way, McMurtry set out to find his con? federate. His torch disclosed his quarry peering from behind a chimney. He caught only a fleeting glimpse of his man, however, for the battery of his flashlight had become exhausted. McMurtry rushed in the direction of the chimney and luckily succeeded in grappling with his antagonist. Dies Hour and Half Later They rolled about the floor, neither able to see the other. McMurtry man? aged to grasp the burglar's right arm and prevent him from shooting while he belabored him with his blackjack. The burglar got hold of some heavy instrument on the floor and struck Mc? Murtry in the stomach with it, nearly knocking him out. The major kept on, nevertheless, and was final'y able to bring his body into a position where he could fire. He ?ent five bullets into the struggling bandit, who then cried quits. Not until McMurtry had carried his captivo and helped Bacon to the floor above did he observe the blood flowing from his own arm. The second burglar died an hour and a half later. He was identified as Giovanni N'orcca, thirty years old. His companion was Anthony Forlenzo, twenty-five. Both had been living at 16 Hazel Street, Stamford, where the police dis? covered several trunks filled with loot from houses recently robbed in this vicinity. Major McMurtry and Bacon were taken to Greenwich Hospital. Bacon's condition is serious. Served on General Staff Major McMurtry served throughout the war on the United States Army General Staff. Since his discharge a year ago he has been serving as a special state policeman without pay *nd as a town constable. He is an in? ventor of automobile parts and con? ducts an automobile headlight business, with an office in Greenwich, where he resides. Major McMurtry is a brother of Cap? tain George G. McMurtry jr., of 812 Fifth Avenue, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for con ?picuous gallantry at Charlevoix. Cap? tain McMurtry was in command of a company of the famous "Lost Bat? talion." Bacon, a well- to-do farmer, has been a volunteer fireman and constable at Sound Beach for several years. Mrs. Morris, wno owns the house in which the shooting: occurred, resides in gtl? York at Seventy-second Street and i Thornton W. Burgess Writes for The Tribune TTIS BEDTIME STORIES are famous A wherever there are American children. There will be one in The Tribune every day, beginning to-morrowT, on the page opposite the Editorial Page. Don't disannoint the children. They won't be satisfied with anything but Mr. Burgess's Bedtime Stories. The safest way will be to order The Tribune from your newsdealer to-day. Freeze Renews | Peril of Food Famine in Citv _ V Mayor Wield3 Pick in Lead? ing Thousands of Men in Battle Against Snow, but Makes Little Headway New York's volunteer army of snow fighters, headed by Mayor Hylan with a brand-new pick in his hand, met such serious reverses before the forces of Winter yesterday afternoon that the city's food supply again is endangered. The hard freeze of the afternoon turned soft ice and snow into a flint? like substance that defied the attacks of shovel and pick men, closed water covered manholes and in some in? stances prevented the opening of sewers. Streets in the market districts, which were the objects of concentrated ef? forts on the part of nearly 15,000 men, are in practically the same condition they were in at the close of business Saturday. The work of snow fighters in other parts of the city have been virtually nullified by the renewed freeze. Food Trains Stalled Long trains of cars filled with fresh food, ships loaded with supplies for the city and pyramids of the same class of edibles that were to have been moved to stores throughout the city this morning will remain just where they are. It was reported that many vegetables were frozen. But, generally speaking, the cold served to offer natural refrigeration to the stored foods, which were prevented from rot? ting because of the drop in tem? perature. Mayor Hylan marshalled his forces in the wholesale district on the lowei West Side early in the day, and undis? mayed by the adventures of Saturday in which he aroused the wrath of on( teamster and escaped from that indi? vidual only to get in the way of ? stream from a fire hose, wielded a picV wherever he thought a worker needei instruction. The forces at his command, accord? ing to official figures given out fron the offices of the Department of Street! early in the evening, were divided ir this manner: Regular street cleaners. 2,50' Extra employees. 8,43 Policemen (volunteers) . 1,10' Contractors' men. 2,20 Men on vehicles. 1,00 American Legion . 2' Members of the American Legioi again demonstrated the fact that the; preferred facing an enemy that fough with firearms to attacking ice am snow. Of those who volunteered dur ing th _ day only twenty actually wer accepted and put to work by the snov removal department. Nineteen of thes were in Manhattan, and the Bronx pro duced one lone Legion snow shovelei At the various mobilization point of the Legion it was explained tha the men who volunteered for servie had, in some instances, worked with out having their names placed on pay rolls, and thus were not credited wit the service. Policemen Do Good Work Probably the most efficient work o the day was that of the 1,000 volur teer policemen, who, headed by Deput Commissioner Frederick A. Walli dug into the ice of the market dif trict. The Deputy Commissioner, ai riving at the Beach street police sti tion clad in fur coat, patent leathc :;hoes and the other requisites of morning appearance at church, wt furnished with a canvas coat an trousers, hip boots and a cap. Commissioner Wallis worked with pick from 1 o'clock in the afternoc until 4:30 o'clock. Mayor Hylan, wr wa.s in the district throughout the da caVried a pick, but used most of h energy to arouse the "fighting apiri' of the men. "Why don't you work like those fe lows?" demanded His Honor of a gar of laborers, pointing to the acti' policemen. ''No lika da mon'," answered tl foreman. "We getta da policeman pay, we do da policeman's work." Mayor Hylan attempted to discourai this mercenary spirit, but accomplish' little with this particular group workers. Going to the North Riv Hotel, at Barclay and West streets, ! found a group of men consuming co fee and sandwiches. "Give me the same," he said to t waiter. While his coffee was cooling he a dressed the men Informally over plate of sandwiches, calling attentv to the fact that such labor found i own reward in increased appetites. ( leaving the hotel the Mayor w I Continued on page thrcs MacVeagh Jr. Dies in Storm On Monadnock Son of New York Lawyer Loses Way on Mountain Near His Summer Home and Exposure Is Fatal DUBLIN, N. IL, Feb. 15.?Charles MacVeagh jr., of New York, a gradu? ate student at Princeton and son of the counsel for the United States Steel Corporation, died of exposure on Mount Monadnock early to-day during an attempted snowshoe trip to the summit with Charlton Reynders, of New York, a senior at Harvard. The young men started on their trip early yesterday afternoon in excellent weather, but soon n blinding snow? storm and high wind developed, making it impossible for them to reach the summit. When a half mile from the top they abandoned the attempt and started to return, but it was dusk, and soon they lost their way in the growing darkness and driving storm. Moreover, deceived by the mild, clear weather when they started, they were thinly clad, without overcoats, hats or gloves. Reynders Tries to Save Comrade MacVeagh soon showed signs of ex? haustion, falling several times, and about 9 o'clock dropped unconscious. Reynders, who was also sutFering from exhaustion, protected his com? panion as best he could, but MacVeagh died at about 4 o'clock this morning. At about the time MacVeagh fell unconscious Fred Nettleton, caretaker at the MacVeagh estate here, who had become alarmed at the failure of the young men to return, started up the mountain on snowshoes in an attempt to find them. He discharged his re? volver frequently, and eventually Reynders heard and answered with his own revolver, but even then it was difficult for Nettleton to locate them, and MacVeagh was dead when he ar? rived. Nettleton assisted Reynders down the mountain and returned for the body, bringing it out just before night? fall. Reynders's condition to-night is said not to be serious. At Summer Home for Outing The two young men came to the Mac? Veagh summer home last Thursday for a few days' outing. Why they left for the mountain equipped as they were is not known. Even their snowshoes were said to be small for such a trip, with snow on the mountain from three to five feet deep. During the night an? other foot of snow fell. MacVeagh was twenty-two years old and was graduated from Harvard last June. During the war he was a lieu? tenant in the S. A. T. C. at Columbia. He was specializing in languages at Princeton. At Harvard he was a mem? ber of the Signet Society and president of "The Harvard Advocate." He pre? pared for college at the Groton (Mass.) School. MacVeagh's father, Charles Mac? Veagh, is a member of the law firm of Stetson, Jennings & Russell, 15 Broad Street, New York City. He is vice president and a director in the General Steel Treating Corporation, the Ram apo Foundry and Wheel Works, and president of the Southwestern Con? struction Company and the Trojan Tool Corporation. Two American Steamers In Distress, One Asks Aid BOSTON, Feb. 16.?The Red Moun? tain, Shipping Board steamer bound from Galveston, Tex., to Havre, France, blew out the tubes in three of her boilers and is adrift about 1,000 miles east of New York, according to radio messages intercepted here early to-day. A late message said she would prob? ably tow to Halifax for repairs. The United States Shipping Board steamer Orion, bound from Hamburg to St. John, N. B., ha3 been caught in an ice field in the Barrington Passage, off Nova Scotia, and is in need of assistance, according to radio messages intercepted here early to-day. The last message received said: "Need immediate assistance on ac? count of ice. Fuel supply very low." Green Cotton Is Produced Experiments of Georgia Farmer Said To Be Successful DALTON, Ga., Feb. 15.?Production of cotton with a staple of pronounced green, an objective long sought by agriculturists and scientists, was claimed to-day by C. F. O'Briant, a farmer near here, who has been con? ducting experiments with that aim in view for years. Samples of the cotton are said to be of a beautiful green color and of fine fiber, i Wilson Ideas Not Indorsed By Marshall Vice - President Declares America Entered World Conflict 'Because It Af? fected Internal Affairs' War Now Over, His Statement Contends Announcing Candidacy for Delegate, Urges Old Fashioned Democracy From The Tribune.'? Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Eeb. 15.?In a letter announcing his candidacy for delcgate at-largo from Indiana to the Demo? cratic National Convention, made pub? lic to-night, Vice-President Marshall sets forth an "old-fashioned Democratic platform." The letter is directed to National Committeeman Edward G. Hoffman, ?t Fort Wayne, Ind. Almost the first state? ment of the Vice-President, nfter his announcement of-his candidacy, is that the United States got into the European war "because it affected our internal affairs." This caused some surprise as showing, for the first time since Mr. Marshall has entered office, a willing? ness to differ sharply in public with President Wilson, whose belief is that the United States entered the war to mnke the world snfe for democracy, and to prevent future wars. yice-President Marshall also differs sharply with the President and with many Democratic orators in a flat state? ment that "the war is now over." t Text of Marshall's Letter The text of the Vice-President's let? ter follows: "Another Presidential campaign im? pends. Thus far the President, who is the chief of our party, has not deemed it expedient to express his opinion as to what the issues will be. As I am de? sirous of being a delegate-at-large from the atato of Indiana, I wish, in con? sonance with what I hope has been my entire public career, to state the sub? stance of what 1 think the Democratic party should stand for. I would not want to go under any misapprehension as to my views upon the part of the unfaltering demands of Indiana. "Wc were in the war from the very moment of its European beginning be? cause it affected our internal affairs. All of the methods and measures adopted for the preservation of the peace of our country and the winning ! of the war met with my npproval and ? I am ready to defend thorn. "The war is now over and the re? habilitation of America, as well as the ; rest of the world, is taking place. It [ is not possible to accomplish our re \ habilitation other than through the instrumentalities of political parties. ' How shall the Democratic party pro? pose to rehabilitate the political system of America if intrusted with power, is the question. Hope in Democratic Policies "I have watched in other countries the effepts of so-called unbridled de? mocracy, and I have seen its menace in this country, until I am quite convinced that the peace, prosperity and per? petuity of the American republic must rest finally upon few ancient and time honored Democratic doctrines. "No one, save God, can remove the individual as the unit of good govern? ment. Legislative efforts to produce justice and good order in society by listening and acceding to the demands of persons and classes will in the hour of peace produce failure. The only sure foundation for a stable republic must rest upon the Jeffersonian right Cojitinued on next page Soviet Forces In Rumania WARSAW, Feb. 13 (Delayed). ?A Moscow communication re? ceived here announces that Bol? shevist detachments have passed the Bessarabian frontier and crossed the Dniester River, tak? ing many prisoners. It was announced last week that a Bolshevist army was massed against the Rumanian border pending the receipt of an answer from Rumania to a peace proposal which had been submit? ted by the Moscow government. Three Swann Aids Facing Jury Charges Almirall Will Send Names to Governor, Who Is Expect? ed to Designate Newton to Conduct Investigation The names of the three Assistant District Attorneys whom the extraordi? nary grand jury wants to investigate under the direction of the Attorney General will be sent to Governor Smith within a day or two. together with the charges against each. Raymond F. Almirall, foreman of the grand jury, said in announcing this yesterday that he expected this compli? ance with the request of Governor Smith would result in the immediate designation of Attorney General New? ton to conduct the inquiry. Governor Smith made it a condition of his designating the Attorney Gen? eral that the names of the members of District Attorney Swann's staff who Were under investigation and the na? ture of the charges that might be brought against them should be trans? mitted to him. Inquiry of Wide Scope Mr. Almirall made it plain, however, that he did not consider the naming of three members of the District Attor? ney's staff to limit the grand jury's in I quiry to the activities of those men. Information will be dealt with as it is obtained and no trail of evidence will be neglected, according to Mr. Almirall. If Governor Smith decides that Mr. Almirall's letter complies with his re? quirements and designates the Attor? ney General to supervise the work of the grand jury that body will have attained an object for which it has i been striving for months. It was Impaneled last summer to hear evidence in the cases of radicals suspected of disloyalty. Soon after the selection of its members the grand jury wus asked to ta.ke up charges made by Mayor Hylan that the sub? way strike was the result of a con? spiracy entered into by members of the brotherhood of employees and officials of the Interborough in order to obtain higher fares. "Overshadowing Crime" While examining evidence in con? nection with the Mayor's charge the grand jury came upon what it termed evidence of "an overshadowing crime" and asked that special counsel be ap? pointed to direct its inquiry in the direction of the master crime it hoped to uncover. It insisted that the attorney in charge must not be connected with the office of the District Attorney, and re? quested that the Attorney General of the state be named. Governor Smith long declined to designate the Attorney General. Other attorneys the grand jury would have nothing to do with, because they would have been depu? tized as special district attorneys and, the grand jury feared, would be under the domination of Mr. Swann. In a presentment recently made by the grand jury the charge of con? spiracy made by Mayor Hylan was de? clared to have no foundation, but fho grand jury still insisted upon having the Attorney General assigned to run down the "overshadowing crime." Senators Agree on Bill To Fix National Budget Frmn The Tribune's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Feb. 15?A national budget measure has been agreed upon by a unanimous vote of the Senate sub? committee which has been considering the subject for the last month, Senator Medill McCormick, of Illinois, chair? man of the committee, announced to? day. Tho sub-committee, which was composed of Senators McCormick, Keyes, Edge, Simmons and King, will submit the measure to the full com? mittee early this week and urge that the measure be reported soon to the Senate for passage. The Senate bill is a combination of the McCormick bill, introduced some weeks ago, and the bill fathered by Representative Good, of Iowa, which was passed by the House of Representa? tives last fall. The features taken from the McCormick bill include those relating to the creation of a budget bureau proper and its functions, while those taken from the Good bill relate to the complete overhauling of the present auditing and accounting system of the government. The scheme proposed in the Senate bill provides for a drastic control of ex? penditures at their source. Every bu? reau and department of the government is compelled to designate a budget officer to revise the estimate for ex? penditures made by the various officials in those bureaus and depart? ments Budget Bureau in Treasury The measure provides there will be set op In the Treasury Department a budget bureau, which shall collect all i of the estimates, revise them, coordi- i nate them, or change them in any way I essential to proper administration and economy. After this work is done the Secretary of the Treasury will pass on them, and, after approving, submit them to the President. The President in turn is given power to revise the estimates submitted by the Secretary. Through his power he can increase them at the request of a Cabinet officer who has been overruled, or he can cut them still further. The President before the 10th of De? cember each year must submit his budget to Congress. It must set forth the condition of the Treasury at the completion of the last fiscal year, the estimated condition of the Treasury at the end of the current fiscal year and the estimated condition of the Treas? ury for the year to be financed if the financial proposals of the budget are adopted. President Must Submit Estimates In other words, the President must submit with his estimates for expend? itures, estimates of revenues and sug? gestions for raising the requisite taxes or issuing the necessary bonds to meet the contemplated expenditures. Features of the Good bill, retained in the Senate measure, create a de? partment, independent of all other de? partments, known as the accounting de? partment. This department will re? view the expenditures made by the de? partments and report on them to Con? gress with suggestions for improve? ment in methods, reductions or other changes it regards necessary, either in amounts or system?. Democrats Worried Over Lansing Case Washington Gossip Sees in Dismissal Correspond? ence a Desire by the President to Run Again Successor Before End of the Week New Theory Is That Secre? tary Was Ousted for Urging an Acting Head By Carter Field From The Tribune's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.?Interest in the ousting of Secretary of State Lansing by President Wilson shifted largely to-day to the political side. No Cabinet member has followed the ex? ample of former Secretary Lane, who acknowledged his joint responsibility for the Cabinet meetings with Mr, Lansing. Mr. Lane resigned before the present row broke. The other Cabinet members are sitting tight and hoping the whole unpleasantness will blew over. No action is contemplated by any re? sponsible leader on Capitol Hill. It is a rather safe prediction that nothing will be done unless there are fresh de? velopments. The Republicans are de? lighted with the way things are going and do not wish to make any move tha' might prove a boomerang. The Demo? crats are profoundly worried and cer? tainly do not want to start anything. But everywhere politicians and of ficials gather the political consequence: of the ousting of Mr. Lansing, and par ticularly of the amazingly frank state ments made by President Wilson, il lustrating his desire to have only mei in the Cabinet whose minds "will gi along more willingly with mine," ari being discussed. It was intimated from an officia soui ce to-night that the Presiden might name a successor to Secretar; Lansing be 'ore the end of the week This intimation came despite the pre vious assertion that there was no hurr; about the appointment, inasmuch a? Under Secretary Polk could serve a; Secretary for thirty days. Interest in the name of Mr. Lan sing's successor is Keen not only be cause of the desire to know who wil fill the office but because there i. wonder iS*- the appointment may no disclose a new motive on the part o the President for ousting his Secre tary of State. Among Senators, mem bers of th'e House and officials th< talk is very strong of John W. Davi and Secretary of War Baker. One member of the Cabinet to-da; told friends he thought Mr. Davis wa the man. This member of the Cab ?net, who is known for his inter?s in practical politics, believes the Davi appointment would strengthen th Democratic party in Mr. Davis's statt West Virginia, which went for Hughe by a narrow majority in 1916. Th mention of Secretary Baker is basei on the thought that the President ha always seemed to regard him ver; highly and because his "mind goe along" with that of the President ver; willingly indeed. Lansing Maintains Silence The general opinion in Washington however, is that the President is goin? to have considerable trouble in get ting a man to take Mr. Lansing's plac who will impress the American pcoph favorably. Most men big enough i'o the job of Secretary of State ordi narily, and whose names will so im press the people, do not want to b rubber stamps, it is pointed out. It i thought the President's letters to Mi Lansing, which are interpreted a showing that Mr. Wilson does not wan an executive at all, but merely som one to find out what the Presiden wants and do it, have made the rlac far less attractive than it would hav been had Mr. Lansing retired withou any such bald statements on the par of the President. Mr. Lansing persists in an absolut silence so far as newspaper men ar concerned. In talking to a close pe? sonal friend he is understood to hav said, when questioned as to the "ree reason" for the President's actior that "you could scrape as deep as yo wished under the chip and you coul not find any other reason than is dis closed in the correspondence." At Mr. Lansing's house'to-day it wn said Mr. and Mrs. Lansing woul leave in about two weeks for Daytom Fla., where they will spend severs weeks. Intends to Ran His Party A question much discussed to-da was whether the President intends t run again for the Presidency. A was pointed out in The Tribun just after the Jackson Day dir ner, reports had even then bee received by Democratic national con mitteemen indicating that the Pr?s dent would be physicaiiy able to run. a that time if he desired to do so. M Wilson's action in the Lansing case i taken by many as showing that he ir tends very positively to run the Den ocratic party as well as his Cabint and to brook not the slightest trac of opposition. The impression that Mr. Wilson re gards himself as again in the saddl was increased to-night by dispatche from Paris telling of the Pr?s: dent's flat statement that he woul not accept the Lloyd George proposi for the settlement of the Adriatic pro! em, and, further, that the Unite States "would find it impossible to cor Continued on next page -?? Allied Premiers Reject Demands PARIS, Feb. 16. ? Premiers Millerand and Lloyd George have sent a reply to President Wilson's note relative to the Adriatic com? promise and hold to their position expressed in the note sent to the Jugo-Slav government on Jan? uary 20, giving that government a choice between the compromise or the execution of the Treaty of London, according to "Pertinax," in "The Echo de Paris" this morn? ing. Mr. Wilson's charges against Italy are rejected by the two Pre? miers, it is said by the newspa? per, which declares they asserted in their reply that Italy threw all her weight into the struggle and fought for high ideals. The num? ber of Italian dead is recalled in one section of the reply. While thus replying to Mr. Wilson, Mr. Lloyd George, acting as President of the Conference, wrote M. Trumbitch, Jugo-Slav Foreign Minister, informing him that England and France main? tained their original viewpoint, namely, that Jugo-Slavia must accept the compromise agree? ment, or face the execution of the Treaty of London. Lansing Made 16Goaf by Chief, One Paris View Deposed Secretary Forced to Bear Burden of Autocratic President's Blunders, Suggests "The Journal" > .-_ PARIS, Feb. 15.?Although all the Paris ne%vspapers gave prominence to Washington despatches telling of the resignation of Secretary of State Lansing and his correspondence with President Wilson, few have commented editorially on the incident. The new? arrived too late for yesterday's morn? ing newspapers, which went to press an hour earlier than usual because of the daylight-saving law coming into operation. The "Journal" calls the event "a striking example of the auto? cratic r?gime the facade of which is democratic." "President Wilson," the newspap-.-r ' continues, "returns after his mysteri? ous illness, and comes to the conclusion that Secretary Lansing during his absence has been ruling as Lansing wished, and dismisses him. National representation and popular sentiment are not even consulted in reaching a decision in which Louis XIV wou'd have used more formality. "Opposition nas existed between Mr. Wilson and Mr. Lansing ever since the latter acted in the peace conference. Mr. Lansing was openly blamed for concessions Mr. Wilson was forced to make, and the President's illness alone prevented an outbreak of the conflict between the two. Mr. Wilson's motive in this matter, however, may have be^n complex. Is not Mr. Lansing called upon to play the classic r?le of the scapegoat, which assumrs the burden of his superior's faults? The choice of a new Secretary will give an inter? esting indication." In its editorial on the incident the "Libre Parole" remarks: "President Wilson, who has governed his country seven years without the least regard for national representa? tion, who threw America into the war after winning the election on a peace program, and who domineered over the peace negotiations, returns from a mysterious illness to accuse his F'oreign Minister of governing ?tutocratical'y during his absence. Isn't that laugh? able? Mr. Wilson has given the im? pression for some days that he is pre? paring to 'change his coat.' Isn't Mr. i Lansing's disgrace the first step?" Szechenyi Calls Rumors Of Divorce "Ridiculous" Count Says He Is Not Thinking of Separation From Former Gladys Vanderbilt BUDAPEST, Feb. 15. -Count Laszlo Szechenyi to-day characterized as "ridiculous" recent reports that he was about to seek a divorce from the countess, who before marriage was Miss Gladys Vanderbilt, of New York. "I am the victim of many rumors," the Count said. "1 do not care to air my family affairs in the newspapers. It" is ridiculous to say that my wife and myself are thinking of divorce and it is idiotic to assert that I am a candidate for the throne. "My wife is in New York assisting in Hungarian relief work, while I am doing the same here." The Count appeared to be greatly annoyed at being obliged to deny the divorce rumors. Ccunte?s Szechenyi returned to the United States in September, 1919, ac companied by her four children?Cor- I nelius, ten years old; Alice, eight, Claudia, six, and Sylvia, ten months. She went immediately to Newport to bo with her mother. The countess, who by marriage be? came an Austrian subject and hence an enemy alien, was allowed to enter the United States by special arrangement with the State Department. During the war she had opened her home in Buda? pest and her husband's numerous cha teaus as hospitals. -#. GOOD MORNING: It you haven't found the help you want why don't you call the Good Morning Girl, Bookman 3000, and give her your adver? tisement for to-morrow'? Tribune T?AdvC ?Protest Sent To Britain And France Note of President Says Lloyd George's Propos j al for Settling the Fiume Question Is Disapproved -_ ? Allied Premiers Dispatch a Reply Contents, However, Will Not Be Disclosed Until It Reaches Washington PARIS, Feb. 15 (By The Asso? ciated Press).?Hugh C. Wallace, the American Ambassador, ac? cording to the "Temps," yesterday delivered to the Foreign Office a memorandum from President Wilson in which the President said he could not approve of Premier- Lloyd George's proposed settlement of the | Adriatic question, which has been submitted to the Jugo-Slavs. The newspaper says that an identical memorandum was delivered to the British Foreign Office in London. The "Temps" snys President Wil? son allowed it to be understood that the United States would find it im? possible to continue iv? conference if the Allies settle the Adriatic ques? tion without consulting the United States. The President further gives it to be understood that the United States will find it impossible to con? cern itself in EuTopean affairs if the Adriatic settlement is reached with i out consulting the American govern I ment. Criticizes Lloyd George Plan In his memorandum, President Wil? son criticizes Premier Lloyd George's plan as communicated to the Jugo? slavs by the Supreme Council on Janu? ary 20. The President examined the plan, but declares he cannot approve its tenor. He particularly opposes th? idea which consists in giving the Jugo-Slavs the choice between this plan and execution pure and simple of th? London pact. In addition, according to "The Temps," the President finds the Lloyd George pian too divergent from the memorandum drawn up at London last December by Premiers Lloyd George and Clemenceau, with the collabora I tion of the American representative. The memorandum was immediately examined by the chiefs of the Allied governments before the French Pre? mier left London for Paris this morning. The Premiers have drafted a reply to President Wilson's note, which will be transmitted through the American am? bassadors at London and Paris, accord | ing to a member of Premier Mille rand's staff, who arrived in Paris to? night. Reply Closely Guarded The greatest discretion is being ob? served as to the contents of the reply and it will not be made public until j after it is received by the President j of the United States. However, an j other delay in the Adriatic settlement j as a consequence of the incident is i foreseen in French official circles. Premier Millerand has called a Cabi | net meeting for Tuesday to hear his ? account of the London negotiations. He will also make a statement on the diplomatic situation to the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs. Its)lian circle.-- in London are reported to be greatly disturbed over the note sent by President Wilson to the Su? preme Allied Council, in session there, disapproving of the proposed com? promise, by which it was hoped the Adriatic question might be settled. WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. ?White House officials to-night refused to dis? cuss the statement of the Paris "Temps" that President Wilson, in memoranda to the French and British Foreign Office, had disapproved the latest proposal for settlement of the vexing Adriatic problem. There was neither confirmation nor denial that the position of the United States again had been laid before the Allied govern? ments. Granting that such memoranda, as reported by the "Temps," had been dis? patched, other officials interpreted the step as designed to bring 'to a head the negotiations over Fiume and Adriatic territory, which have been" dragging along for some time. Opposed Fiume as Free City Disapproval of the most recent pro? posal, which was advanced by Premier Lloyd George and contemplated the making of Fiume a free city, under the league of nations, and the awarding to Italy as a recompense a strip of territory toward the south from Trieste, it was said, would be entirely in line with the stand taken by Presi? dent Wilson at Paris that Fiume should be awarded to the Jugo-Slavs. This position, it has been stated, is the only one which Mr. Wilson considers is in accordance with his fourteen points, on which Italy, as well as the other Allied governments, made peace with the Cen? tral Powers. Under the Allied plan for the settle? ment of the Fiume controversy, re? drawn in Paris, early in January, Fiume would be an independent, free city, on the same footing as Danzig, and would be under a league of nations guaranty. The league would control .'