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in Elwell Case
Police of Two Continents
. Hunt Reputed Beauty,
Who They ?Say Can Aid in
Solving Murder Mystery
Identity Is? Not Revealed
Young Woman Said to Have
B?een With Whist Expert
in Palm Beach Last Winter
Out of the maelstrom of conflicting
evidence that has cast mystery over
the shooting of Joseph Bowne Elwell
there arose yesterday a new feminine
character who may lead to a solution
of the crime. The police of two con?
tinents are exerting every effort to
lind this new witness, who is known
only at present as "Beatrice."
The young woman, a reputed beauty,
entered the case for the first time yes?
terday. John T. Dooling, Assistent Dis?
trict Attorney, was informed yesterday
that she was with Elwell in Palm
Beach last winter.
The police of this city have request?
ed Scotland Yard, London, to look for
the woman, as it was reported she had
recently sailed for a European port.
Met Elwell in Miami
According to the information given
the District Attorney, "Beatrice" met
a sporting man in tHe South last
winter and from him learned that ?
Elwell was in Miami. She accompanied
this man to the latter place and it was
said that after meeting Elwell she was
sent to Europe by the card expert, who
expected to follow her. It was her
photoj-raph that was found in the same
room with Elwell on the morning of
Mr. Dooling refused to reveal the
identity of "Beatrice." "I don't intend
to give out the names of any women
who may be mentioned in this case un?
less I have reason to believe they are
of the utmost importance in the solu?
tion," he said. "There may be five hun?
dred women whose names could be
mentioned as fiicnds of Elwell, but
why drag their names in?"
Mr. Dooling again expressed confi?
dence that the mystery would be
solved, although he did not indicate
any reason for the statement.
Banking Accounts Examined
During the day he busied himself in
going over the banking accounts of El?
well. One of the witnesses called yes?
terday was a representative of the
United States Mortgage and Trust
Company. Documents* concerning the
account "of one of the women acquaint?
ances of Elwell were examined.
At the conclusion of his examina?
tion Mr. Dooling said this particular
account showed a good balance.
William E. Bames, former secretary
of Elwell and steward of the Studio
Club, was questioned yesterday by As?
sistant United States District Attorney
Rothwoll regarding alleged transac?
tions in liquor. The examination was
brief and failed to throw any light on
the situation, it was said. Barnes,
who was accompanied by counsel, stood
on his legal rights and refused to an?
swer any questions. He will be ex?
amined again Monday.
Flat Fight in Mexican House
MEXICO CITY,' July 10. ?The
extraordinary session of Congress
ended yesterday. For the first time in
Mexican parliamentary history, accord?
ing to "Excelsior," a list fi^ht occurred
between Deputies. Luis Espinosa and
Gen(?ral Marciano Gonzales came to
blows at the closing session.
CONTENTS OF THE
42d & 43d Streets
ON THE PREMISES
JULY 15, 1920
James P. Silo & Son,
Auctioneers, of the
40 East 45th St.
S. W. Cor.
NOTE:?The Furniture is of
the finest and manufactured
by Hayden Co., Pottier &
Stymus Company and Pooley
Furniture Co. The Carpets
throughout (58,000 yard?) ar?
of the finest texture. All of the
China, Glassware, Electric and
Bathroom Fixtures are in*
eluded in this sale.
Catitlosue, In 3 Tarts, will be Mailed
. .., un R?e',Pt O? ?0 Cents.
Address all Communication.? to the
? Real ?-? <
Central Park West at 86th St
SPECIAL SUMMER RATES
Suit?s of one room to eg many as
required. JP"uniished or unfurnished.
Restaurant a la Carte.
W6t. F. ISOQl?D, Manaasr._
A ready reference guide for the butty man
?interesting announcements under the
heading of "Business Cards" In to-day's
Trllt&ne Want Ad. Page.?Advt.
U. S. Returns 200 Maps
To Accused Japanese
T. Oyama Arrested Last Month
After Trying to Sell Charts
at Tokio Embassy
TOKIO, July 10 (By The Associated
Press).?In connection with the ease
of T. Oyama, arrested late in June
charged with attempting to sell mili?
tary maps, the American Embassy to?
day turned over to a representative
of Oyama about 200 maps of Siberia
which Oyama had left temporarily in
the office of Colonel Charles Burnett,
the American military attach?, saying
he wanted to sell them. Before being
able to regain possession of the maps,
which Colonel Burnett decided were
of no value, Oyama was arrested.
Viscount Uchida, the Foreign Minis?
ter, wrote to Edward Bell, the Ameri?
can Charg? d'Affaires, informing him
that Oyama in his deposition declared
he had left the maps in the American
Embassy. The Japanese, he said,
wanted them to use as evidence in the
attempt to establish the guilt of the
Mr. Bell in his reply placed fully
before the Foreign Minister the facts
concerning Oyama's visit to the em?
bassy. He said that Oyama, describing
himself as a merchant of Khabarovsk,
Siberia, called at the embassy accom?
panied by another Japanese and offered
to sell the Siberian maps, an examina?
tion of which showed them to have
been formerly the property of the Rus?
sian General Staff. There was nothing
to show, according to Mr. Bell, that
they were the property of Japan, or
differed in any way from those procur?
able in Vladivostok and elsewhere.
Deciding that the maps were of no
interest, an assistant attach? informed
Oyama they were not wanted and re?
quested him to call as soon as possible
to recover his property. Oyama never
Reds to Placate Armenia
CONSTANTINOPLE, July 10.?Arme?
nian representatives in Constantinople
have been advised that peace will be
concluded at Moscow between the Boi
sheviki and the Armenians and that
consular and diplomatic relations will
be resumed immediately. Leo Shanth
represented Armenia in the Moscow
negotiations and M. Karakhan acted for
With the Bolsheviki dominating
Azerbaijan, the British evacuating
Batum and Bolshevik ministers in both
Tiflis and Erivan, speedy domination
of the entire Caucasus by the Bolshe?
viki seems inevitable.
Woman, 61, Falls From Tree
SPRINGFIELD, N. J., July 10.?A
fall of fifteen feet from the limb of a
cherry tree proved fatal to Mrs. Eliza?
beth Smith, sixty-one years old, whose
husband is a farmer on Milton Road,
near this town. Mrs. Smith died to?
day in the Overlook Hospital, Summit.
Her back was broken.
Hail Causes $250,000 Loss
DAVENPORT, Iowa, July 10.?A hail?
storm that swept this region late yes?
terday did $250,000 damage to crops,
it was estimated to-day. Large fields
of corn were virtually destroyed and
many orchards were stripped of fruit.
China Is Warned
There Must Be No
Fighting in Peking
?Diplomatic Corps Takes Pre
! caution as the Forces of
Tuan Chi-jui Begin to
Surf ound the Capital City
PEKING, July 9 (By The Associated
Press).?Warning has been given the
government by the diplomatic corps
here that in case of an uprising there
must be no fighting in thiB city and
that Peking must not be subjected to
bombardment. Forces commanded by
Tuan Chi-jui, former Premier and
Minister of War, are surrounding
General Wu Pei-fu, who has been
relieved of the command of govern?
ment troops in Chi-li, is under Pao
tingfu, thirty miles south .of here, but
whether fighting occurs there will de?
pend, it is said, upon the acceptance
by Wu Pei-fu of his dismissal. Chan
Tso-lin, Governor of Mukden, who has
been acting as peacemaker, has re?
tired to Tien-tsin to await develop?
ments. He has several divisions of
soldiers under his command, but there
is no indication at present of their
Rumors of Uprisings Current
General Tuan Chi-jui's threatening
attitude is a result of the government's
dismissal of General Hsu Shu-cheng
as Resident Commissioner for Inner
Mongolia. He is a leader of the Anfu
element, which received a defeat
when the appointment of Chow Shu-mu
to the premiership was announced.
The latter's nomination has been
blocked in Parliament and the Anfu
element is pressing for the appoint?
ment of Tuan Chi-jui.
Under pressure from tho Anfuites
the President signed a decree depriv?
ing General Tsao Kun of,the governor?
ship of Chi-li, but in the mean time is
requiring him to discharge the duties
of thai office. There have been several
days of great tension here and rumtrrs
of uprisings have been current in the
275 Marines in Peking
WASHINGTON, July 10?American
forces now in Peking consist of a
legation guard of 27& marines, com?
manded by Colonel Mason Gulick.
While no American army forces are
? stationed there, the 16th Infantry, the
only American army detachment in
China, is at Tientsin, about eighty
miles from Peking, and could be
brought up to the capital on short
notice, officials said to-day. In addi?
tion to the American guard a number
of other powers have permanent lega?
tion guards at Peking.
No report of a threatened attack on
Peking has reached either the War
Department or Marine Coi-ps head?
The American marine guard is the
largest at Peking. The. total strength
of the entire international force there
is estimated at 1,400 men. In the event
of an attack this fore? probably would
be commanded by Colonel Gulick, who
is believed here to be the ranking
foreign military officer at the Chinese
, Japan Guard Second in Size
Japan's guard at Peking is only
slightly smaller than that of the
United States, while England's force is
third. Other countries which have
armed guards there are France, Italy,
Holland and Belgium.
Germany and Austria did have
guards at Peking, but they were in?
terned when China.entered the war.
Besides the American, infantry regi?
ment of about 1,000 men at Tien-toin
there are approximately 3,300 other
troops there, according to information
here. They include 1,500 Italian, 500
British, 750 Japanese and 700 French.
690 Distilleries Destroyed
In Alabama in Six Months
TALL?DEGA, Ala., July 10.?Federal
prohibition agents, in Alabama de?
stroyed 690 illicit distilleries and rec?
ommended 644 prosecutions, for viola?
tion of the Volstead act in the first six
months of 1920, J. Kelly Dixon, State
Enforcement Officer, announced to-day.
jftank?n Simon & <t?
Fifth Avenue, 37th and 38th Streets
THE CHAIN STITCH
to feminine fashions
Imported Chiffon Alpaca
Wool, with Drop Stitched
Black Camel Navy Blue
Henna Brown White
FEMININE SWEATER SHOP-Fourth Floor
Pumps or Oxfords
The Shoe Fashion of
the Moment, For In
or Out of Town
Made of EN TETE CLOTH
(cUhe Kid Finished Fabric)
FEMININE FOOTWEAR SHOP-Third Floor
Son Asks Receiver
For Father's Firm;
Blames His pother
John W. Greene Jr. Asserts
?Sire Sided Against Him
in Family Controversy
Over Share in Business
John W. Greene jr. applied yesterday
in the Supreme Court for the appoint?
ment of a receiver for John W. Greene
& Co., export and import brokers, of
11 Cliff Street, and for an injunction
to rstrain his father from continuing
to use the firm name in his business.
He said he was a partner in the busi?
ness, but that his mother and sister
had made his position there intoler?
The younger Mr. Greene sets forth
in his affidavit that he obtained a
quarter interest in the concern in 1007,
which was increased to one-third in
1917 and to one-half In 1918, when he
invested $15,000 in cash and $7,600 in
securities in the business. In March,
1919, he says, his mother visited his
office tvVice to protest against his hav?
ing a half interest.
"In loud and angTy tones," the affi?
davit runs, "she demanded a disavowal
of the 50-60 agreement, as she wouia
not permit her son to enjoy equal
rights in the business with her hus?
band, contending that he was not en?
Because of his mother's attitude, he
says, the firm was dissolved, but last
December he again entered his father's
business on the understanding thai
his mother and sister were to stay at
home. They refused to be convinced,
young Mr. Greene says, that home was
their place, and the old dispute was
revived, with the result that the elder
Mr. Greene, on being reminded of his
promise that the women folks would
stay at home, replied that he "would
stick by his eldest daughter and the
plaintiff could do as he damn pleased."
So Mr. Greene the younger says
that, as ho was barred from the office
and was unable to draw any money
under the partnership agreement, he
began this proceeding.
Rome's Cabbies Strike
Just for Horses' Sake
Complaining Amount of Oats
Allowed by Government Not
Sufficient, Drivers Walk Out
From a Special Correspondant
ROME, June 25.?The Roman cabmen
have struck again, not for a high wage,
as they have already doubled the price
of a ride, but for their horses' sakes,
as the amount of fodder allowed them
by the government requisitioning office
is not sufficient for the animals. The
cabmen complain that out of the 10,000
quintals of American oat?, which ar?
rived in Naples a short time ago 1,000
quintals was distributed to the cab
drivers who own their own cabs, 1,000
to the Cooperative Cab Company, 1,400
to the livery stables which rent private
cabs and only 368 to the Cab and Cart
Cooperative, which has 2,000 horses
working on half rations. These latter
are those who have to stand longer
in the squares and work at night, whi'e
the other horses lead an easier life.
The ration for horses of private car?
riages is seven times that ot the
humble cab horse, which the^Z?
say is not fair. ?* **??*.;
For the first time in th? Uy
Rome the Public <ymp?thi?, wfc-1
cabbies in their three-da, ? ??
but so far the matter has not ?JT1*'
tied, although the cabbies h?*? ?*?
back to work. Te Cost
Einstein Thanks CoTomk,
Famous Physicist Hone? ?U.^
ars of World WmSeLS*
A lrtter has been reecnvcTbvvL
ol*s Murray Butler, preside ?*?>"
lumbia University, rom?^^
bert Einstein, of Berlin ?S?** *
thanking the trustees of the m,u %?
for the Barnard Medal, com?,!*!*-*
l.?m vi this year's commence4?
recognition of his highly 0lW ^*
fruitful development of thf ??' ??i
mental concepts of -rhysics threi ^^
plicat'oa of mathematics." Til. ?!*??
"I beg to express to ?ron ?m. .
thanks7or the great honS^J**
propos.? to do me. Quite apart tS.'.'P
personal satisfaction, I believe I ^
regard your decision as the hsJLtH^
i.f a better time in which a ?.??
internitional solidarity will onJI^
unite fccbolars of the various,r*
FRANKLIN SIMON & CO.
Develop for Women and Misses
THE GOWN of NAVY BLUE
For the Dawn to Dusk Hours of Mid-Summers In or
Out of Town?Not Occasionally Useful
But Useful for All Occasions
(~\N the stage of mid-summer fashions one
>-^ g,own plays many parts. Franklin Simon
& Co. cast the navy blue g>own for this role
?because it is cool and becoming,, because
with practicality as an end it employs art as
a means, blends usefulness with beauty, turns
utility into charm?combining, all with value.
in Cr?pe de Chine, Cr?pe Meteor,
Taffeta Silk or Cr?pe Georgette
Models That Retain For Silk First Place Among
Fashions?Prices That Restore Silk to
First Place Amonfe Values,
"?n Town" Gowns "Out of Town" Gowns
FOR SHOPPING, LUNCHEON,
TEA OR INFORMAL AFFAIRS.
FOR TRAIN OR MOTOR; AT
THE COUNTRYSIDE OR SHORE.
Diversified are the models at every price, and
the greater diversity is at the lower prices
29.50 to 98.50
WOMEN'S GOWN SHOP-Third Floor
MISSES' GOWN SHOP?Second Floor
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A Store of Individual Chops?-Fifth Jtvenue? 37th and 38th Streets