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WEDNESHAY, JUNE 167 1920
In (.ireatfr New York
General Asserts Charges
Against Supporters in
I Campaign Are Vicious
and Malicious Untruths
$elf-Seeking and j
Declare;* New Yorker
Seeks to Ingratiate Him?
self With the Victors
CHICAGO. June 15.?Major General \
HooA, in Q signed statement, to-night
?ItfMterixed as "a vicious and ma- ?
Jicious falsehood" a declaration by
Dt. Nicholas Murray Butler, of New
York. that a "motley group of stock
pmblers. oi! and mining promoters,
jnanitions makers and other like per
tons" backeri the Genersl'a campaign
for the Republican Presidential nomi
General Wood said that tie regretted
to make the statemeni,, but that it
*as necessary to "brand a faker and
to denounce a lie." Declarlng that the
men who mar.aged his campaign were
?f "extraordir.ariiy high character," the
General said that the attack upon them
"is infamoua," and that Dr. Butler's
?ction was "an attempt to ingratiate
himself with certain clements which
exercised a determining influence at
Loyal Supporters Vilified
The statement foilows:
"I have just read the statemeTnt
issued in New York by Nicholas
Murray Butler to the effect that 'a
motley group of stock jrambler? and
others tried to buy the Pri sidential
homination for me, ;iud that the
forces who were defeated in their
insoler.t attempt to buy the nomina?
tion represent all that is worst in
American business and political life.'
"The statement is a vicious and
malicious falsehood. I would ignore
it if it were directed at me alone,
bat I car.r.'-t remain silent when my
loyal friends and supporters are
"Colonel William Cooper Proeter,
who wa = chairman of my campaign
committee. is a man of extraordinarily
high -iu-.racter. known throughout
the 'ength and breadth of the land
foi nis absolute integrity and hon
e?ty. His associates were men ot
like character, most of whom re
sponded to thisr country's call dur?
ing the war. They typify a group of
progressive Americans. The attack
unon them is infamous.
"The foroes which brought me be?
fore the convention with preponder
an%force were hundreds of thous
arttK of patrijtic men and women in
every walk of Hfe who have indor.-ed
me at nation wide state conventions,
nation-wide state primaries and in a
r.ation-wide poll of unprecedented
"Thi? action of Xicholas Murray
Butler is an attempt to ingratiate
him.3eif with certain elements which
exercised a determining influence at
the cor.ver.tior. and possibly to ex
plain his own rjolitical weakness. It
is a self-seeking, cowardly .attack,
made under the cioak of an alleged
public service. which was never in?
tended or rer.dered.
"I regret to make a statement of
th:a kind, bvit it is necessary in this
instance to brand a fakir and to de?
nounce a lie."
Proeter Denounces Statement
CINCINNATI, June 15.?Colonel
"liliarn Cooper Proeter, manager of
General Leonard Wood's campaign, on
i'-i arriva! home from Chicago to-day,
KBt a telegram to Dr. Xicholas Mur?
ray Butler, president of Columbia Un:
?Wlity, aaying that his statement
Ii*en out yesterday relative to Gen
"*? Wood' support was wholly false
ar.d v?as given out with maiicioas dis
?prd for the truth.
The telegram as given out by Colo
?el Proeter reads:
statement in the morning paper3
troited to you, relative to General
*ood's support, wholly false, and
mace with malicious disregard for
"The Senatorial influence, the same
unen. ,1... l_ . , . w
--- ?v.iawimi iiMiuence, tne same
eiement that has prevented a ratifica
?" ?/ tne peace treaty, was respon
?J>le .or General Wood's faiiure to ob
wm tne nomination," said Colonel
Says Butler Is Disappointed
BUFFALO, June 15.?"The statement
ir th '"''r"'''''' ;'Iurray Butler assail
f tne wpportera of General Wood ia
WJ reaolt of Dr. Butler's keen disap
WKment at the ridiculouanesa of his
?wa car.?: dacy," said Colonel A. C.
90i7<rar western New York manager
p ,. Wood campaign, to-night. Dr.
cat.tr'n gtatei ? ?, said Mr. Goodyear,
Ji ar attempt to assumt the role of
ffes:4-r,r maker. and ita only impor
?"c* njigh, ,,,. t0 create BOrne diasen
mgiamonK th. Republieana of New
J?'k. State "
.WehoJai Murray Bu'ler declined to
j^nttnl ;. ? - :;.-. on General Wood's
,."*?'"''" ? waa read to him over
'"* ?lepl om
mjLkw ?'??'?" rv- to ?&y to that u>
*rK" Mr. Butkr said.
fiy to Open Safe With
Torch; 1 Dead, 1 Hurt
upiosion Retulte When Oxy
?eetylene Plame Releases
**a* in Strong Box
.y.arU* ?. Holley, of Woodhaven,
fc.J,-. *?-'i Kichard Kinard, ot Atlantic
fe **n<1*' '' J ? *tt?mpt?d l88t niKht
j w "v-r a wcond-hand tafe with an
3flL***'*n* torch in the warehonse
? *? Auto Service Company, 22
??*?*? '?,-.??, Newark. Thera wa* an
Eb ?' *'"1 }",ry' '1'"'r" craihed opan.
U, ! ' '"'"' 'rtowu thirty-five feet and
5?M?y ,.;.,.,)_ Kinard wa? ?0 se
K5f,jr? 'njored tbat doctora at St.
^9**>a HoMpital do not <:xp?<:t him
tjL'"*' '"'** treaaurer of the Auto
??? i *"''"'"?""''/? where Kinard was
2r*J,?d *" a m*chanic. The atafa was
9*pr*>f*ny ?t Robert '.'.. Hartir, a
M*r m ;...,,.,,;, .?,,\ aHfen |n f;?,,t
ST** ''? ' porchae*d by H?rtig,
MTfl**t*"'?y '"? aaked H>jLi<-y '.'/ open
, ''? ?- .?? ?.,<-. ? v. ;ir.i accumulation
^,.y"'- i'?.;-i. ?>,< tuta blew open the
Harding's Band Will
Welcome Him Home
From u Staff Correspondent
MARION, Ohio, June 15.?
Preparations were begun here to
night to welcome Senator Hard?
ing home with the band that he
played in when a boy?that is, all
the survivors of it. About eight
*. f the twenty-five or so who eom
posed it are left. Meanwhile
Democrats and Republicans alike,
have united in one party, "Hard?
ing for President," and are mak?
ing elaborate preparations for
his home-coming and election.
The leading men of the city
were in conference to-day and
Harding's reception promises to
be the biggest thing ever staged
in this part of the state.
Go the Limit
For Al Smith
Murphy Fails to Line Up
Taggart. Who Stands by
Marshall and Abandons
Unit Rule for Indiana
Aspirants Are Canvassed
Edwards Is Impossible. Mc?
Adoo Out of Question,
Say Democratic Bosses
Speciat Disoatch to The Tribune
FRENCH LICK, Ind., June 15.?The
hottest tip on the political moves to
be made by the Democrats at San
Francisco comes from this little health
resort nestled down among the hills of
Orange County in Southern Indiana.
Here a number of the party's leaders
are planning the drives they expect to
make at the Democratic convention.
The Tammany crowd, headed by Charles
F. Murphy, are spending much time on
the golf links. but this exercise is only
a part of their act:vities here.
After passing from Cox to Hoover
during the developments of the day, it
was said to-night that the Tammany
men have just about decided upon the
individua! cn whom they will center
their strength for the nomination. This
individual is Aifred E. Smith, Gover?
nor of Xew York. who is here with the
j other political leaders.
The word was passed out that it was
going to be a native son proposition with
! tl.e New Yorkers, and the leanings
which have drifted in the direction
of Ohio in support of. Governor Cox
have evidently been puahed back in
I the other direction. McAdoo is con
sidered out of the question, and the
Tammany outfit expects to do all in its
power to checkmate any effort in be
? half of the so-called "son-in-law" pos
Will Puah Smith to Limit
Governor Smith is looked upon now
as the man who will be pushed to the
limit and this movement has been
given added impetus "between strokes
of golf" as played on the French Lick
Included in the New Yorw crowd
aside from Mr. Murphy and Governor
Smith are C. W. Berry, Charles U.
Winchester, W. A. Humphrey, K. J.
MfCarthy nnd E. J. Smith.
Mingling with the Tammany leaders
are former United States Senator C.
W, Watson, of West Virginia, and a
number of lesser luminaries.
No official conferences have been
held by the political powers as
sembled here, but "politics is in the
air," and there is no denying that many
of those informal confabs are meant
for sounding out sentiment.
The Governor Smith feeler went out
to-day, and has met with no little re
' sponse. Edwards has been discarded
? as an impossibility. Cox patronage was
found tb be more favorable, and the
' Gerard movement is still smoldering.
Marshall Too Undeclded
The lack of a positive position on
the part of Thomas R. Marshall as td"
; whether he will become a candidate
ha? virtually eliminated him from ac?
tive support so far as visiting leaders
are concerned. It appears that the
Tammany crowd is more anxious to
hring out an Empire State man than to
support a possibility from some other
Nice words in behalf of the Vice
President are spoken, but that is all.
Again, if the political leaders assembled
here had any hope of lining up Indi?
ana support with them for any indi?
vidual, they ar>- doomed to disappoint
ment, according to Thomas Taggart,
chairman of Indiana's thirty dc egates.
Mr. Taggart said to-night there had
i cen no meeting of the Indiana dcle
i'atcn and that none would be held
until they arrived on the scerie of ac?
tion. Mr. Taggart added thut Indiana's
colid delegation would back Vice
President Marshall to the limit should
his name be presented as a candidate.
The unit rule would not be adopted by
the delegation, Mr. Taggart said.
"Tf the name of Mr Marshall is not
presented to the convention," continued
Mr. Taggart, "I look for the Hoosier
vote to b?- spli*4 three ways, with
Palmer, Cox and .vIcAdoo all getting a
share of the votes east."
Dublin Police Take Arms
Of U. S. Ship Offieers
American (lonHiilar AgentH
Bi'jzsn Inqiiiry Into the
Seizure A board VeK.sel
DUBLIN, June 16.- Removal of per?
sonal arins from the offieers of an
American ship which arrived at Dublin
became the subject of irtquiry by the
American consular officialu to-day.
When the freighter Milwaukee Bridge
arrived at Dublin recently the police
took pistol* from the captain and three
other officer* under pretext thut a raid
tot arms by Sinn Feinem wu? feared.
It i* pointed out that a ship while
in port i? amenable lo local law.., but
the American official* want BRHurance
that there m an apparent nec?*uity for
the rter/.urc of am. In Jrish ports.
OOREY, County Wcxford, Ireland,
June lo. A police inspector, Captain
| Wil?on, 1 j. ? been nhoi dead by five
? rmed racn, Heven ihot* wore fired .i*
Ratificatioiis Over Coun?
try Sign Republicans
Have Opened the Battle,
Declares the Nominee
Will Not Resign
Seat in Senate
The Notification Probably
Will Take Place in
Marion Middle of July
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, June 15. - The
speech of acceptance of the Republi?
can Presidential nomination by Sen?
ator Warren G. Harding will contain
the candidate's views on subjects of
national importance and include an
exhaustive interpretation of the Re?
publican platform, Senator Harding
The Senator added that he did not
expect to be notified officially of his
selection until after the middle of
July, and that the ceremony probably
would take place in Marion, Ohio, his
"The candidate's speech ,is an im?
portant document in which the plat?
form is interprcted and the issues are
drawn by the candidate," Senator
Harding explained in a conference
with newspaper men. "It will not do
to be hasty in preparing this docu?
ment, for every part of it must be
considered at length.
"W'he campaign will not wait on
that," Senator Harding said. "It is
going on now. I am hearing from
ratification meetings ail over the
The Senator also definitely an?
nounced that he will retain his seat in
the Senate until his term expires,
\ March ?!. but that he will withdraw
I his petition for reelection as Senator,
liled last Friday. some time this week.
"There is no posslbility of my re
signing as Senator," Senator Harding
said. "1 intend to serve out my I
If Senator Harding should resign it j
would leave the way open for Governor
Cox of Ohio, a Democrat, to appoint
a member of his own party to fill the
vacancy in the Senate. This would i
destroy the Republican majority. lt
would give each party forty-eight votes
in the Senate, with the decision in the '
event of a tie resting with Vice-Presi
dent Marshall. a Pemocrat.
Meantime Senator Harding is to '
hold a series of conferences with Re
publican leaders in connection with the
preparation of his speech of accept
ance. He saw Leslie M. Shaw, former
Secretary of the Treasury, to-day, and |
has an appointment for Monday with
Will H. Hays, chairman of the Republi
can National Committee.
"We discussed only matters pertain- ;
ing to the campaign," Mr. Shaw said
as he left Senator Harding's office.
"We did not touch on questions of
administrative policies. The election
of a candidate is the first business be?
fore us now."
Among other callers were Repre?
sentative Mondell, of Wyoming, Re?
publican leader in the House, and Sen?
ator Smoot, of Utah.
"I have just been .talking to the
next President of the United States,"
Mr. Mondell told newspaper men after
Senator Harding plans to go to a
Beaside resort for a week when he has
concluded conferences here. He will
then return to his home in Ohio. He
intimated he will conduct a "front
porch campaign" after the manner of
McKinley, not resorting to barnstorm
ing, but making speeches in larger cit
ies on invitation. This has not been
formally settled, however, it was said.
When Senator Thomas, a Democrat,
of Colorado, called on Senator Hard?
ing to-day he jokingly advised the
candidate to stay at home if he wanted
"lf we are to have a Republican for
I President, I hope it will be you," Sen?
ator Thomas said. "I'm glad you got
j the nomination."
"Thanks,.Charlie," replied Mr. Hard
"I have always said that the man
i who stays at home will be elected,"
! Senator Thomas continued.
"That fits right in with my ideas,"
Senator Harding replied.
"Well, if you do, you may win," Mr.
Thomas said. "But I am going to tell
our candidate to do the same."
Senator Harding received the news?
paper men standing at his desk ln a
(Contlnuod on pagt. four.)
U. S. Agents Watch
For Jack Johnson
Pugilist Told to Get Out
of Mexico Faces Arrest
if He Crosses Border
Special Dispatch to The. Tribune
SAN DIEGO. Cal., June 15. The
eight years' of fugitive ramblings of
Jack Johnson. former heavywoight
boxing champion of the world, are to
come to an end some time to-morrow
forenoon, if not eariler, according to
notice served upon him in Tia Juana,
Mexico by the government of Lower
California and reported to United
States Department of Justice agents
here. He has been given twenty-four
hours to depart from Mexican terri
tory, notice being served this fore?
noon. There appeara no way for him
to go oxcept to come across the line
and into the hands of the waiting
Tia Juana j? on the Mexican side of
the International boundry, sixteen
mile* south of San Diego. There, where
"almost everything goes," the ex
champion after finding refuge in
France, Spain, Cuba and the Mexican
mainland with a degree of tolerance,
i* to be handed a kickout.
Johnson, fugitive under conviction
and BCntence for whito sluvery, ar?
rived at Tia Juana about two months
i ago, accompanled by his white wife,
j her Spanish maid and something of a
j rotinue. They came by way of Mexi
I cali from Mexico <*ily, where the for?
mer champion had sent out numerous
j feolor* for a battle with American
Jusserand to Continue
As Ambassador to U. S.
PARIS, June 15.?The For?
eign Office authorized the state?
ment this afternoon that, not
withstanding published reports
to the contrary, Ambassador
Jusserand would return to Wash?
ington to resume his ambassa
dorial duties after his present
vacation in France.
It was added that the French
government was entirely satis
fied with his rervices and had no
reason to suppose that an?
other man would better represent
Hanged by Mob
5,000 Duluth Residents
Take Six Men Suspect
ed of Attack on White
Cirl From Hands of Police
Mock Trial Is Conducted
Lynch ings in Heart of City;
Guardians of Law Over
powered; Not a Shot Fired
DULUTH, Minn., June 15.? Three
negroes were lynched here to-night by
a mob estimated at 5,000 persons,
which overpowered the police, took
possession of police headquarters and
seized the negroes, who were held in
connection with an attack on a young
A mock trial was held by the mob in
the police station, and three negroes
were found guilty and three others,
also held in connection with the assault,
were acquitted and turned back to the
Not a Shot Fired
.Not a shot was fired in the attack
on the police station, the members of
the mob using bricks and other mis
siles, and in the iinal stages of the
fight, streams of water from fire hose
taken from the police themselves.
Shortly after midnight the mob still
surrounded the police station but there
was no indication of further trouble.
The police believed the mob would
disperse in a few hours without other
One negro was lynched at 11:46
o'clock and another had been taken
away at that time. apparently witb the
intention of hanging him, too.
Members of the mob held "court" on
the second floor of the building, tem
porarily acquitted two of the negro
suspects, but apparently decided the
others were guilty.
Hung Near Police Station
The first negro hanged was taken
about two blocks from the Police
Station to the corner of First Street
and Second Avenue, east, where a rope
was thrown over a telephone pole.
As he was pulled into the air the
rope broke and he tumbled to the
ground. He was held until another
rope was procured and the hanging
The attack on the girl is alleged to
have occurred last night at the circus
Troops Going to Scene
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 15.?Two com?
panies of the 6th Infantry, Minnesota
National Guard, were ordered to-night
to proceed at once to Duluth, and a
train due to leave here at 11:35 p. m.
was held for the assembllng of the
National Guardsmen of the state are
in camp at Fort Snelling, and in a
comparatively short time after orders
had been issued by State's Adjutant
General Rhinow, the troops were ready
to leave for duty.
In the meantime General Rhinow
ordered a company of Home Gunrds at
Duluth mobilized and gave instructions
for commandeering of such ammuni
tion and guns as could be obtained, for
use in an effort to quell the disturb
Root Arrives at The Hague
Work to Organize International
Court of Justice Begins To-Day
THE HAGUE, June 15. -Most of tfce
delegates of the Commission on the
Construction of a Permanent Interna?
tional Court of Justice have arrived at
The Hague, where conferences will be
gin to-morrow. Elihu Root, representa?
tive of the I'nited Stntos on the com?
mission, who arrived at Scheveningen,
just outside The Hague, Friday, is
George Fitzgerald, Seven
Years With Tenor, Is
Charged With Carrying
Gun Night of Robbery
John Doe Inquiry
To Begin Friday |
Warrant Is Sworn Out to
Keep Him Within Coun?
ty, the Detectives Assert
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
j EASTHAMPTON, L. I., June 15.? '
George Fitzgerald, chauffeur for En
! rico Caruso during the last seven
years, was arrested at the Caruso sum?
mer home late to-night. His deten?
tion came as a dramatic tum in the
; investigation into the robbery of the j
$400,000 worth of jewels from the
I Caruso estate on the night of June 8.
Twenty minutes after his arrest j
Fitzgerald was brought before Hiram j
! Sherill, Justice of the Peace in this j
i village, and arraigned on a charge of i
! violation of the Sullivan law. The
| warrant alleges Fitzgerald was in pos
session of a revolver without a ner
mit on the night that Mrs. Caruso's
jewelry disappeared. The chauffeur
denied his guilt and demanded an ex- I
amination. He was held in $1,000 bail
for a hearing at 2 o'clock Friday
\ afternoon. The arrest was made for
I the purpose of keeping him within the j
jurisdiction of the county.
The quick turn in the jewel robbery |
case came half an hour after the at- i
; torneys specially employed by Fitz- i
| gerald to care for his interests had '
left the Caruso estate. They were
j Henry J. and Frederick E. Goldsmith,
of 160 Wesl Forty-nrtn Street, Man?
hattan. Both had just told their client
that the investigators had no author-ity
to dcta.n him on the property and that
he could go where he pleased.
Drives to Justice's Home
Scarcely had they left, when Fitz- !
gerald brought out the Caruso ''our- |
ing car and drove Mrs. Caruso, Mrs.
Park Benjamin jr., Komaine Benjamin,
Sylvester J. Kelsey and William F,
'Jenkins to this village. Kelsey is an
investigator on District Attorney Leroy
M. Young's staff. The car stopped at
Justice Sherrill's home and the whole
party, with the exception of Fitzgerald,
While inside. Mrs. Caruso swore to
a" formal affidav't alleging that her
jewelry, valued at $400,000, was stolen
by "John Doe" on the night of June 8,
and twenty subpoenas were immedi-'
I ately issued for witnesses to attend the i
John Doe investigation, which will be '
held in Odd Fellows Hall at 10 o'clock
j Friday morning. j
As soon as this was done Kelsey i
I swore out a warrant against Fitzgerald. I
1 The party then entered the t uirin.r car!
i again, Fitzgerald being unaware of the !
'? warrant. He was ordered to drive the I
car back to the Caruso home. When ?
the car had been placed in the garage, ;
Kelsey informed Fitzgerald he had a
warrant for his arrest.
"All right," replied the latter, "I ex- !
! pected it. 1*11 go with you to any place I
. It was then that he was brought be
? fore Justice Sherill. After the ar
; raignment Fitzgerald said to the news?
paper mon: ''That revolver was given
| to me by Mrs. Caruso when we arrived
| here May 8. 1 asked her about a per
; mit at that time and she told nm that
; I did not need one, that Mr. Caruso
i was an honorary police captain in New
York and that he had fixed things up.
I never carried that revolver on my I
person while off the grounds. It was j
. kept in a bureau dravver in my room i
for the protection of Mrs. Caruso and j
I her baby."
Acted as Night Watchman
In addition to his duties as ehauf- j
feur Fitzgerald was night watchman -
on the Caruso estate. The decision !
to swear out lhe warrant against Fitz?
gerald was reached at the conclusion |
of a conference between members of
i the Caruso family nnd the District At
; torney's staff after Fitzgerald's at
i torney had departed.
Just before he was taken from the
, Caruso estate Fitzgerald was asked ,
whether he cared to go into the house ;
i and talk to Mrs. Caruso or any mem- ;
| bers of her family.
"No, I'm through with the Carusos," ]
! replied Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald was allowed to say good
by to his wife. She presented a pa
; thetic figure when her husband told
' her he had been arrested. She wept
nnd Fitzgerald said: "Don't worry,
: dear. I am innocent. They are trying
to lay this robbery on me."
His two children, Catherine, ten, and
George, four, clung to their mother's
skirt and wept. bitterly as Kelsey told
' Fitzgerald to get ready to go.
"We ? had been informed that Fitz
I (Contlnuud en page three)
Coal Shortage May Result
In Embargo 011 Exports
WASHINGTON, June 15 (By The
Associuted Press). An embargo on coal
exports as a means of relievinjr serious
fuel shortage* in various section.s of
the country, notably in New England,
was considered today "by several de?
partments of the government.
Reports from New England received
in the last few days by the Interstate
Commerce Commission have told of a
coal shortage so serious that in some
municipalities only two days' supply
is on hand. Governor Coolidge, of
Massachusetts, has made repeated re
(|uests to the commission for relief.
Other soctions of the country are
said to be fncing s'milar problems. Re?
lief has been effected in some cases.
The railroad congestion from which
the country has not fully recovered
and the strike of marine workers in
n number of Atlantic ports aro held
to be the principal contributing fac
tors to the present situation.
Eradication of the harmful influence
of these two fuctors was the subject
of a conference to-day between At?
torney General Palmer and membcra
of the Interstate Commerce Commis?
sion. Menns ol' (jjnllng with rail con
Ifcstion nnd mnrine Inhor troubles were
uiuiorstood i" hnve boon agroecl on. ul
though no Htntemcnl was issuiid aftor
Restoration of normal transporta?
tion conditions by rail and by water,
officials conversant with the situation
said, would not bring complete relief
from the coal shortage. For that rea?
son the matter of an embargo, similar
to that in effect during the coal strike
last fall, is being considered.
During the war the fuel administra?
tion f/aa possessed of power to declare
an export embargo on coal. The trans
fer of fuel administration powers to
the director general of Ihe railroad
administration nnd the more recont
placing of the director general's pow?
ers in the hands of the Secretary of
the. Inteiior have clouded the question
/>f whether an embargo could be laid
without additional legislation. Some
legal experts hold that no official now
has power to declare an embargo, and
cite tho effort made in the closing days
of the last session of Congress to pass
a bill providing for such an embargo.
Members of the Interstate Commerce
Commission are said to hold that tho
commission could not put an embargo
on export coal except indirectly by
means of car assignment orders, which
would eliminate Ihe supply nf cara for
the transportation of such coal to the
Should the cmergency become iufR
? iently great, some officials doclhre, the
Attorncj Genarnl might act under the
Lever food und fuel control act to
i ...I' ,n amburfo on exporl coal.
Two Men and Woman
Hunted in New Trail
For Slayer of Elwell
2 to 5 Years;
Inspector Sentenced to
Sing Sing on Conviction
of Perjury Refnses to
Involve Men Higher Up
Dominick Henry, former police in?
spector, found guilty of perjury last
Friday, was sentenced yesterday by
Justice Bartow S. Weeks in the Crim
inal Branch of the Supreme Court to
serve from two to five years at hard
labor in Sing Sing Prison.
Henry took the senlence calmly, re?
fusing to retract the accusations made
by him against James E. Smith, Assist?
ant District Attorney. In testimony
before tho extraordinary grand jury
Henry had charged Smith with offering
to protect gambling in the 4th Inspec?
tion District, over which Henry had
command. The jury found that Henry
had committcd perjury in giving this
New Trial Ih Denied
Motions for a new tria! were denieo"
and Henry's lawyers announced that
they would file an application to-mor-1
row afternoon for a certiiicate of;
reasonable doubt. The plea wil! be heard
Friday morning in Special Sessions. ;
possibly before Justice Thomas F.
Justice Weeks granted a stay of exe- I
cution until Monday pending Henry's ;
appeal for a certiiicate. If this cer- I
tificate is granted Henry will be re- j
leased on bail and his attorneys will j
file an appeal for a new trial with the i
Deputy Attorney General William j
Rand, who conducted the prosecution, I
said that Henry circulated the affida- ;
vits in which the charges against Smith j
were contained at the direction of j
Commissioner of Police Richard En- ;
right and Commissioner of Accounts j
David Hirshneld, and that they and]
Mayor Ilylan "are in no small measure
responsible for the occasion which now j
calls for the judgment of the court.":
This was interpreted to mean that Mr.
Rand, counsel for the extraordinary I
grand jury, will instigate further in
quiry into the case.
The extraordinary grand jury went!
into session in the Criminal Courts
Building early yesterday afternoon.
Its ostensible business was the com
pleting of the investigation of the of?
fice of District Attorney Edward
Swann, but it was reported the mem?
bers were greatly interested in the
testimony given by Jacob Luban, Jacob
Goldman and -Bernard Friedman to
Commissioner of Accounts Hirshfield
against Assistant District Attorney
Newspaper Men Called
Two newspaper men wiio received \
statements from Commissioner of Ac- j
counts Hirshfield regarding this testi- j
mony were called before the grand j
jury, as was James Chapman, a Federal I
prisoner in the Tombs, who is pre- !
sumed to know something concerning
the charge against Smith.
In their testimony before Commis?
sioner of Accounts Hirshfield the j
three men are alleged to have accused
Smith of accepting a bribe of $5,000 ]
for using his influence to get an al- j
leged owner of a disorderly house a j
Mr. Rand's statement to the court!
"The jury having found that the de- i
fendant's testimony before the grand I
jury was false, the Attorney General j
might well rest upon the repeated dec- I
larations of the defendant's counsel j
that the perjury is unparalleled ir, j
wickedness and infamy. I do not think I
that would be fair to the defendant.
There is this to be said in the mitiga- j
(Continuod on pago three!
Father Will Give
G. H. Coughlin Refuses to
Tell Police of Proposed
Secret Meeting Place
Special Dispatch h> Thi Tribune
PHILADELPHIA. June 15. Despite!
the advice of police officials, George H. j
Coughlin will exclude them from his I
negotiations with the kidnaper of his !
thirteen months old baby, Blakely.
The infant was stolen three weeks ago :
from his crib in the Coughlin summer :
home, Curren Terrace, near Norristown. '?
Since the father has announced his 1
intention of dealing personally with the
kidnaper and carrying $12,000 ransom j
to him Charles Eiler, Chief of Police \
of Norristown. and James I. Donaghy,
Chief of Police of Lower Merion, have i
Coughlin has received seven letters i
from a man who calls hlrnseff "The
Crank." He writes that he uses this
name because Coughlin, when he re?
ceived the letter, said he thought it was
written by a crank. Coughlin believe..
"the crank" has his baby.
The police sought permission of the
father to hide near the place where he
meets the kidnaper in order to pro?
tect him. Coughlin refused.
."I shall deal with this man in a
sportsmanlike manner," he said, "and
I believe he will deal in the same man?
ner with me."
Following his public ofTer the father
expects to receive a letter Btnting tlu
place ar.d time of the meeting. He will.
Up to Time of Death
Joseph Elwell's movements up
to the time of his murder, so far
as the police have been able to
learn, are as follows:
8 p. m., Thursday?Attended
dinner at Ritz - Carlton with
11 p. m.?Accompanied party to
Ziegfeld Frolic on roof of Ani
12:30 n. m., Friday? Sepa
rated from Lewisohn party in
front of Amsterdam Theater and
went to Montmartre Cafe, join
inp two men and a woman.
3:45 a. m.?Drove up in front
of his home in a roadster with a
7:35 a. m.?Postman delivered
8:15.?Found by Marie Larsen,
the housekeeper, crumpled up in
a chair in a front room on the
first floor of his home, shot
throuph the head.
Ship Lines and
U. S. Attorney Requested
to Proceed Against Com?
panies Refusing Freight
From Independent Trucks
Action which may result in con?
spiracy eharges against steamship
companies and unions discriminating
against freight being hauled from the j
coastwise piers in this port by the
trucks operated by the Citizens' Trans?
portation Committee was taken yester?
day by the committee in a letter ad
dressed to the steamship companies.
In addition a delegation representing
the committee called upon I'nited
States Attorney Francis G. Caffey and
asked him to prepare for action upon
any case of yiolation presented to him.
The committee, which consisted of
William Fellowes Morgan. chairman of
the Citizens' Transportation Commit?
tee;/ former Atxorney General George
W. Wickersham, Walter Drew and
Walter Gordon Merritt, of the law
committee of that body, also laid be
fore Mr. Caffey a copy'of the decision !
rendered last week by Judge Lewis L. I
Fawcett in the Burgess case in Brook
Colonel Caffey took the facts ..nder
I'rompt Action Promised
Mr. Merritt, as chairman of the 1
law committee o( the Citizens' Trans- I
portation Committee, said:
"The law committee is functioning
and preparations are being made to
take prompt legal action in the event ;
of disorder, or any further refusal by ,
steamship companies or their em?
ployees to perform their duties as com?
mon carriers. The committee will not :
tolerate discrimination by common car?
riers against freight handled by its
truckmen, as in the case of the cargo
of rice described in to-day papers."
The rice referred to is part of a
shipment sent to the Merchants' Re
frigerating Company. of which Mr.
Morgan is the president, for storage,
and which was not acc.epted when ,
union workers threatened to walk out !
if it was unloadcd from the motor I
trucks of the Citizens' Transportation
lt was this incident which prompted
the Citizens' Transportation Commit?
tee to send its letter of warning to
the steamship companies. The letter,
signed by Mr. Morgan, reads in part:
"The Citizens Transportation Com?
mittee has commenced trucking oper
ations in the City of New York in
order to relieve the public from the
hardships of freight congestion arising
from obstructions to the free fiow of
"lt has now come to the attneiton of
ihe committee that certain steamship
and port service companies, together
iContlniiRd on page nine)
Lasl Chance of Suffrage
By Louisiana's Vote Lost
House Defeats Ratification and
Arlopts Resolution Opposing
BATON ROUGE, La., June 15. All
possibility of action by the Louisiana
Legislature to enfranchise the women
of the nation before the November
elections was removed to-day. the
House voting down, f>7 to 44, the Fed?
eral ratification resolution, and then
adopting in quick order, f>0 to 39, a
resolution flatly opposing Federal suf
The Federal ratification resolution
failed. in the Senate la"t veek, and a
measure granting state suffrage to-day
was made a special order in the Senate
for Thursday. The ctate. suffrage
measure has been ; ,- ?.-' "? the Housi
this summer it's a good
move to nave The Trihune
follow you to your vaca?
tion home. Let us mail it
to you?both datlv and
Sunday?just phone Beek-*
man -wo or .vrife our
and vve'll vr that ii comes
to you regularly.
Three Who Accompanied
Turf man at Cabaret Are
Known to Police, and
May Solve the Mystery
Kentucky Girl Is
Target of Interest
Owner of Pink Kimono
and Lingerie Unknown;
Widow to Contest Will
District Attorney Swann an?
nounced last night that as a result.
of their latest discoveries the au?
thorities believe they are now on the
trail of the murderer of Joseph
Bowne Elwell, card expert and turf
man, who was mysteriously shot in
the reception room of his room, at
244 West Seventieth Street, last Fri?
He said that detectives have been
sent to Lexington, Ky., to inquin
about a girl whose first name is
Annie, but last name unknown. to
whom Elwell is said to have been
extremely attentive. The District
Attorney's informant asserted that
the father and brother of the girl
had sworn to kill Elwell.
William Barnes, secretary and
valet to Elwell, said the murdered
man had but recently returned from
Kentucky, after spending ten week-.
at Lexington. The District Attor?
ney's informant also declared he
knew that Elwell left Lexington in a
great hurry. It was learned, too,
that Elwell stayed at the Phcenix
Hotel during his visit to the South
ern city and had been received in
the best of society, spending much of
his time playing whist with society
The latest theory of the police is that
the father or brother of the Lexington
girl come to New York, where he
learned Elwell's address. He. is
thought to have waited about the
house Friday morning until the letter
carrier arrived at 7:25 a. m. and rang
the bell. When Elwell came down to
get his mail it is believed the visitor
entered the house and accompanied the
whist expert into the reception room.
rhere he is believed to have taken
a seat facing Elwell, about six feet
away. The detectives her.- thcorize
that the man opened a discussion with
Elwell over the purpose of his visil
while Elwell laid four letters on the
table near his chair and opened and
began reading a fifth. Angry words
were probably exchanged, culminating
in the murder.
After a conference lasting past mid?
night at tho Elwell home between Dis?
trict Attorney Swann and Assistant
District Attorney Joyce, -?- %> is in di
re< ? charge i f the ca e, M r Jovcc ;?. I
the police '.' ? ally acco inted for
%! of Elwell's movements op to the
time he reached home the morning of
the crime. He declan I md the
taxi driver who took 1 well to the
Montmartre, one of the I vi ? caba
rets in the city, after he lefl the
Lewisohn party in front of the Amster?
dam Theater at, 1 :30 a. m.
Met Two Men and Woman
Here, it was declared, he me1 two
men and a woman, who an ki
the po.lice and the Distr ct At1
but whose names are being wi
until they havo been found. Det c
tives were searching the city for thi
all day yesterday. Mr. Joyce bi .
that these three persons can I
much light on the circumstances
rounding the murder.
While it is not known del i I y
that Elwell went eireetly from the
cabaret to his home, he w-a- seen to
drive vip to his residence in a roadstei
at 3:45 a. m. ;?;. .1 ?hn Isdale, who lives
at 2Mfi West Seventieth Street, two
doors from Elwell's residence.
Isdale told the District Attorney that
it was not a hot night and that he was
sitting by the window facing Seventieth
Street when he heard an automobile com
ing eastward on Seventieth Street, with
rtts cut-out open. He looked out of the
window and saw the car drive up in
front of Elwell's house.
He then saw a man get out, who, he
said, he had no doubt was Elwell, and
saw him wave his hand to a man still
in the car. The car was, according to
Isdale, a two-seatec. black machine, of
apparently expensive make.
Seek Owner of Kimono
Mr. Joyce said that every effort is
being made to find the man who
brought Elwell home. It was sug
gested that he may have been one of
the party who met "Elwell at the M> nt
martre, at Seventh Avenue and Fiftieth
Street. The head waiter of the cabaret
was questioned yesterday by the police
as to whether a quarrel occurred among
I members of ihe Elwell party and the
j identity of the man who drove the car.
I Aside frqm these developments, Mr.
i Joyce said he would like to^iind the
j owner or wearer of the pink silk
' kimono found in Elwell's house. "If
] I can find who wore this and to whom
it belonged," said Mr. Joyce. "I be
lieve that person could tell me sorne
ihing about the crime."
It was learned also that two other
undergarments for women were found
on the dead man's premises. They
were a piece of a camisole and an en
The filine; of Elwell's wil! yesterday.
Icaving everything to his parents. was
the cause of hitter comment bv his
widow. Mr... Helen Derby Elwell, from
whom he had been separated. Mrs. El?
well said she would eontest the will m
lu-half of h?r sixteen-year-edd son,
Richard, who had been attending a
[ire|-i ratory school in Massachusetts.
Tl .' ,vill ??:? . led un
:?-' trroi ate Coha lan. who is u I n
? ? . ?. iafct: d< ??.-? i box
!"'?'? mn m containi d i hr< e .. .use
?; ? in par .. foilows:
"1 givi .-.1. mj property, real and