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Vol. LXXX .No. 27,023
'?"??Pyrljtht. ID'JO.
New York TrUtnne Inr.)
First to Last ?- t/2e Truth ; /Vews ? Editorials ? ^4dvertisements
Fair and mach colder to-day: to-mor?
row fair and continued col?;
? strone west and north?
west winds
Full Report on Iji.t Pi???
# * *
In Greater New Tnrk
Within S80 Milr?
Torn TFNT*
Hvlan Called
To Testify on
Building Bids
Mayor Asked to Appear
To-morrow and Explain
Contracts on All City |
Work for Last 2 Years
Hirshfield Told
To Stop Meddling
Hettrick Found in Jersey; ;
Sherwin Says He Paid
BrindeD $7,500 inGraf t i
\s a re?ult of the controversy over
the validity of millions of dollars' j
worth of city contracts, as brought i
?ut by testimony before the Lock- j
wood committee. Samuel Untermyer, j
its counsel, yesterday invited Mayor j
Hylan to take the stand at the com- j
mittee's hearing tomorrow morning.
ta a letter which Mr. Untermyer
sent the Mayor yesterday he refers ,
to a previous statement of the Mayor
that he would be ready at any time
to tell the committee all he knows
about the matter and adds:
"It has accordingly been arranged
that when the committee reconvenes j
on Thursday, the 11th inst, at 10 j
o'clock, yon will be promptly and j
fully heard."
The letter also requests the Mayor ?
to bring with him "any correspondence
and other data, if any, that you may
have relating to or concerning com
4 Messrs, Brinde!!, Het- <
. . - oth? rs, and with any branch or
- city government bearing
ng or execution of bids or
the courthouse, the
, 00] Br] for '?:'"' : public work dur
la.ira of your admin
Hettrick Located in Jersey
[lowing the reported discovery of
1 H? " ' k, of "Code of Pra?
at Sea Bright, X. .1 . Mr.
Untermyer wrote h rn yesterday point?
ing it thai was still under sub
ng hia appearance at
il g at 2 p. m.
Mr. 1 ?? ". two communica
sioni i of Accounts
. raigns him for
: "mischievous inter
f.. ' p L? kvi ood com mittee'
work. oui to the Commis
p;.nl ? n-caHoil valuable evi?
dence which he has been sending to the
cu.T.ni:'.- '. trifling and incon
leqnei I
He add ' : ..? best and only service j
you ear ? rform at the moment is to j
refra n from f irther taking up our time !
ind injecting yourself into our business
for the gratification of your self-ex
P ' ,: mai . "
He concludes with the warning: "It!
the Ma; | or does not stop you
other i. t be found. ! again
?k you to si p."
In a letter to Anning S. Pra!!, presi-:
dent of the Board of Education, in ?
reply to a communication fiom the lat
ter, Mr, Untermyer points ou*, that the'
comraittea cannot possibly go over all
". i contracts to determine their
nudity, ni' BUggested by Mr. Prall, as
that will sidetrack the main work of
toe inquiry.
He gays that he nit rely want.i to
Joint out that the bids on s'choolhounes
?re baaed on collusion and that the
committee will be ready to assist the
?othoritles In establishing this fact.
More (?raft Revealed
Other dev? lopn ei ' of the day were
additional disclosures of bribe money
oaring been paid over to labor leaders
?0' Permission to continuo work on
building operations without fear of
?tnkef, Commissioner of Accounts
Hirshfield announced that according to
l??Oony given before him by Howard
a. ijoerwin, vice-president of the firm
? Terry & Tench, Robert P. Brindell.
?ad of the Building Trades Council,
Mpeeted to exact approximately JS1,
?w from contractors who had obtained
ne awards for work on Staten Island
I lers,
While Brindell, according to Sher
.7 h*d ?nade no direct demand for
f.",ated sura, ho says he gave the labor
lead? Sfi.nno In May. Brindell, said
?oerwin, put the money in his pocket,
nenduiK a c,pi.. t0 tne donor< Shorwin
I"' '' : a ' ' Brii :-;; $2,500 more last
Prom a men lier of the committee it
1' le.*?ed that evidence of a bribe of
?-0.UU0 being paid to a labor leader
'or th? '. ' ' , . of being allowed to
>ro.ceed v - operations un-.
ubstantiated by
'-?' - " ? ? "l hese witm ss< s are
?C?iitinii?d me pstj? slm
Qothcs Drop 10 to 50'
in Buyers1 Convention
Bi? Price Cuts Offered for im?
mediate Delivery; .'*.'{ Per
.?Cent Off Spring Goods
fo5n.ICAGO. K, 9 Men'.? clothin
d? verj was otTerod
?: ? . ? ,? io to r-0 per
??hoi? ale prici i
ummer delivery
,,.:; ,. io to :??> i-3 p? i
" .-. ; ear ago, and
4i0. ? ' ar articles wer?
?b?n? ' " luopd Prices ai th?
?,,.T,' E ' ' ?' " thirteenth semi-annual
?l0Va;' * " of the United Na
! vow Clothiers. The convention is be
f ?'"ended by reUil clothing dealer
^seventeen Middle Western an
<f"hrn st??os- a"i !ias takoa the form
u*e display of made up garments
?Rochester, v Y., Nov. 0. A re
,j0 '," "T ' ; ' :; P " c? nl the who:?'
a,. ',:''.' 'thiiij i ... iiounci i h\
taannti '>''*'? ?i '.- large: I clot tin
? '"?????><?' ir ? - .,.; r..ni. The reductioi
?WlwE " ' ' : ' ^,'!"1"'- ' ?"'1 ?P
Ike r.5 rtuit:i *:i't overcoats. It is sai?
?n? ,,, ,tlon' which 'a ''; addition t
'?Di?.. . ca"h di?count of 7 per cent
'?11 ?Si * Cut from $'!:i- tho opemn
120. noles?l?' price, to approxima
No* ho? -.1 ?.' "-?
'"?'? -nZ?.rnn eurn?hut li?iw mar h yo
??? CC**'?"< "? -.Spcelal Interest" A
-^^ >letv,u?Ule 1-rui.t Co., Hi B'waj
12.000 Building Trade
Men Refuse Pay Raise
BALTIMORE, Nov. 9.?Twelve
thousand workmen, members of
building trades in Baltimore, to?
day declined to accept an increase
in wages. At a meeting of the
workers a motion to accept an
advance from 90 cents to $1 an ?
hour was tabled by an overwhelm- ?
ing vote. One year ago the union ?
rate for carpenters was fixed at
?-0 cents with the understanding
that on November I this year the
increase would become effective, i
The employers made no attempt. !
to recede from the agreement.
Some of the men said that, as !
prices were falling and there |
were indications of steady work !
at the present wage, they were
satisfied. Plasterers alone of the ;
building trades have gone on
strike for an advance.
Army of Idle
Grows as Jobs
Become Scarce
Curtailment of Industries
and Closing; Down of
Many Plants Cause Bis In-j
crease in I nemployment !
Whole Stale Affected j
Industrial CommissionHolds
Hope for Business Boom i
ThatWi?l Avert Breadlines I
The tide has turned in the employ- |
ment situation in New York City and ;
?-t?te. It is becoming more and more a
question of finding jobs for workers,
instead of workers for jobs, officials of
the State Industrial Commission as?
sert. They do not, however, share the
alarming views of John B. Andrew?-'.
secretary of the American Association !
for Labor Legislation, who, a* related.
in The Tribu?:" yesterday, predicts
bread lines and oilier distressing ac?
companiments of hard time? unless
drastic preventive measures are under?
"A month from now," said Dr. David !
P. Flynn, chief of the employment divi
sion of the Industria! Commission, yes- i
terday, "conditions may be far worse !
than now or things may be booming.
One is as likelj as the other. No one i
can tel i "
"? can ;ay this," continued Dr. Flynn: :
"Si w ieks ago our employment service ;
vas advertising for men to till jobs.
We are still advertising for men in cer- '
tain lines, but in others we have been
put to the necessity of canvassing the I
..-? to find jobs for applicants.'
There is a distinct downward trend.
That cannot be denied. But we have
not reached the stage where we have to
act lally beg emj loyers for jobs.''
Man.? Industrie.*? Idle
In addition to th< crisis in the men':
clothing industry, which, with half the ;
plants in the greater city closed and
the remainder working on part time.
Dr. Flynn admitted gave cause for ap?
prehension, he named several upstate
industries winch have practically sus?
pended operations.
These are the automobile tire and
allied industries in Western New York,
the knit goods industry in the Mohawk
Valley and the garment and shoe in?
dustry in Rochester. A slowing down
to pari time is reported in the shirt
factories oi the Albany district, he
Reports from the Middle West have
it that manufacturers there are in?
voking what in known as the "back?
door'" method of cutting labor cost-;.
It consists of discharging mechanics
and other highly paid employ?es and
permitting those who de sir? to do so
to come back at laborer's wages to do
the same work they performed before.
Scarcity of employment in that sec?
tion of the country is said to have
rendered this device fairly successful
from the employers' point of view.
Dr. Flynn said he did not believe
mai ?'faenaers in this state had re?
sorted to this scheme to any marked
"Generally speaking," he said, "em?
ployers in .New York have curtailed
either by running their plants on part
iCintlnuMl on p.i.?j? fl**8>
British Fla?; Torn Down
And Burned in Broadway
One of Croup of Men atn. Wom?
en Hips Ensign From Banners
on Capitol Theater Canopy
Fifteen men and several women
uped themselves on the sidewalk in
front of the Capitol Theater, at Broad?
way and Fifty-first Street, at 9:15 last
night. .After talking together for sev
? rai minutes a man carrying a long
' r.tick darted from the crowd and sprang
in! ? an automobile at the curb. Aft? ?
several attempts h? succeeded in jerk
if down a British flag which formed
? pari of t ie Armistice Week display
i hanging; from the canopj over the main
When the flag had been ripped from
fastening .?".eral men and women
formed around the man and a match
vas touche-d to the flag. It was dragged
j into the street and the men arid women
| danced jubilantly as it burned.
!/> After the last fragment had been
i consumed by fire the men and women
I quickly threaded their waj through the
crowd which had gathered and dis
? appeared. The police of the West
1 Forty seventh Street station were
c. led, but ni? arrests were made.
j While the flag was burning no effort
was made on the part of theater em
ployec !" interfere,
It was said later by the theater man?
agement that another British flag will
be placed over the theater entrance
j this morning arid that the flags of all
i the Allied nations will be sewn to
i gether.
Last Sunday nine women of Irish
sympathies wearing buttons of Terence
MacSwiney tore a British flag from
the theater display.
Soviets Slay
3 U. S. Red
Cross Aids
Capt. Kilpatrick Stripped
of Clothing in Zero;
Weather and Led Away I
as Captive hy Troops
Two Nurses Oilier
Victims of Raid
New York Man Made Pris?
oner in Cavalry Attack ?
at Salkovo, hut Escapes
LONDON, Nov. 9,-Captain Emmet
Kilpatrick, of Uniontown, Pa., repre?
sentative of the American Red Cross
in South Russia, and two nurses were
brutally killed during a Bolshevik
cavalry raid on Salkovo Station, says
a Sebastopol dispatch to Reuter, Ltd.,
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. ? Report-,
reached the ?--Uate Department to-day
that Captain Emmet Kilpatrick, of the.
American Red Cross, and C. Atechny,
of the Mennonite Relief Society, No.
1 MadisoTi Avenue, New York City,
had been captured in the Soviet ad?
vance in southern .Russia, but no men- j
tion was made of the possible death i
of either one.
Stripped of Clothing;
"Kilpatrick was last seen at Novo ,
Alexeievska on October 80. stripped !
to his underclothes in bitter zero
weather, and being led away by Red
cavalry leaders," said the State Depart?
ment's official announcement, iriven out.
before the report of the captain's death
was received. "His fate is consequent?
ly a matter of grave concern."
Kilpatrick, formerly publisher of a
country newspaper, served with the
American army in France as lieutenant
of field artillery and after the armistice
as chief of tile supply division of the
American commission to negotiate
peace. He obtained his discharge from
the army in Paris in September, J'tlO.
and became connected as a civilian
with the peace commission.
When the con.mission was dissolved
Kilpatrick joined the Lithuanian army
as a captain along with other Ameri?
cans and saw several months of active
service on the Lithuanian - Bolshevik
battlefront. When the fighting ended
lie asked for his discharge and returned
to Paris to join the American Red
Cross in 1920 and be ordered first, to
Constantinople? and then to southwest
In the records of the War Depart?
ment Kilpatrick's neoct of kin was
shown as Lilda M. Kilpatrick, a sister,
of Camden. Mr. Atechny, who is
founder of the Mennonite Relief So?
ciety, landed at Halberstadt on Octo?
ber 25.
SEBASTOPOL, Nov. 8 'l?v i"..?* As?
sociated Press i.. Captain Emmet Kil?
patrick was captured at Novo Alexeiev
;ka on October 29, when a detachmeent
of Budenny's cavalry swept down the
west coat: oi the Sea of Azov ami sur?
rounded the I ov\ i .
Two Companions Escape
Stephen A. Venear, of Albany, N. Y.,
and .i,:ines D. Heddinger, of Baltimore,
Md., were with Kilpatrick at the time
of v.--- capture. The three were busy
distributing relief supplies among Rus?
sian civilians, but Vonear and 1 i ?dd n
ger managed to escape, Kilpatrick,
however, being in a remote part of the
town, was cut off by Cossacks.
,r I eavy uii r had fallen, making the
progress of Venear and Heddinger
??.cross the wind-swept steppes ex?
tremely painful and difficult. Many
times they were obliged to take refuge
in hollows and other hiding places
while ragged Cossack patrols were oc?
cupying hamlets and villages.
Major George Herbert Ryden, of
Kansas City, director of American Red
Cross operations in Southern Russia,
said to-day he believed all the remain?
ing Red Cross workers, numbering
twenty, are safe. All of (hem are men,
the Red Cross not employing women in
this territory.
The twenty worker?-, who are believed
to be safe in the Crimea are Fred L,
Bregel, Fairfax, Minn . Charles W.
Brown, New York; Roberl Clewell,
Bellingham, Wash.; Miller Davidson,
Ashlaind, Ky.; Wallace de Revere, Os
sining, N. Y.j I.vie M. Fo ter, Chicago;
Louis E. Hen ricks, Divernon, 111.; Don?
ald F. Jacobson, Freeport, L. ?.; Kllis
A. Johnson, Springfield, Mass.; Flavius
l Johnson, Joliet, Mont.; Edward G.
Iamb, St. Louis, Mo.; John D. Mao
Xabb, Washington, I' '.'.; George
Schlosser, Nashville, Tenn.; George
Hoyt Smith, Cleveland, Ohio; Michael
J. Stapieton, Meriden, Conn.; Walter
R, Thomas, Steamboat Springs, Colo.;
Joseph A. Trower, Wilkinsburg, Pa.;
Dr. Milton Yelde??, Bremerton, Wash.:
Alonzo D. Whittle, New York, and Leon
K. Wiese, Missoula, Mont.
50 Hold-Ups in Day,
Record in Philadelphia
Police llcm) Auk* $1,500,000
to Kijiht the Crime Wave
Gripping the (?it)
Special Dispatch to The Tribuir
hold-ups in one day and numerous
murders marking a crime wave in this
city caused George T. Cortelyou, Di?
rector of Public Safety, to ask the City
Council to-day for an appropriation of
SI,500,000 to 'equip the Police Depart?
ment to deal w-.th the emergency. The
city's criminals have shown an ever in?
creasing disregard of human life, with a
disposition to shoot on the slightest
? how of resistance.
The $1,500,000 appropriation is to
be i.sed in employing extra policemen
and giving them the means to stop the
? ' g> of Cl :me.
Superintendent o( Police Mills made
his tirst draft for the new bandit
chasing squad this afternoon, when he
recalled fifty members of the depart?
ment to active duty from offices in the
City Hall, where they were employed as
clerks and messengers.
$1 opona a "Miircinkl ItitiT??!" Arronnt?55
tvijln c?. :-?winsr t'ltert ;?.. Start an account
! itai. Mrroontile Trust Fo., 115 Broadway.
War to Finish,
Johnson Tells
Baseball Foes
American League Head
Appeals to Minors to
Keep Hands Off Contro?
versy Over Lasker Plan
- I
Threatens to Pul
New Club Here
Asserts Game Must Re
Cleansed of Undesirable
Owners; Hits Gambling
KANSAS CITY, -Mo., Nov. 9.?The
minor baseball leagues of the country,
in convention here, to-day were urge?l
by President Ban Johnson of the Amer?
ican League to follow a hands-off pol?
icy in the baseball war and to take no
action that would be partisan to either
President .Tohnson, here for the an?
nounced purpose of preventing the
minors from joining with the new Na?
tional League in the Lasker plan of re?
organization, addressed the convention
this afternoon. Proponents of the new
league and the Lasker plan will appear
The political shake-up in the Nation?
al Association of Minor Leagues, which
it was rumored was being engineered
by the faction "aid to be favorable to
President Johnson in the baseball war,
failed t?.i materialize.
Previous to his address before the
convention President Johnson issued a
statement declaring that "it was war
to a finish" and that, the American
League would place new clubs in Chi?
cago, New York and Boston to replace
those joining the new National League
Prepared for Battle
"What baseball needs is to get ri<
of some of its recalcitrant club own
crs," he said. "We are, prepared t<
give them all of the battle they want
The American League is poing ubou
its business and will have chilis in th?
eight cities which have composed it
circuit for years. We will not bacl
up for a second.
"War, in my judgment, is the bes
cleanser. ? am for it, a^ I believe i
will clean up baseball as it cleans u
everything eise. What the game reall
needs is to cleansed of some of it
undesirable club owners, who have bee:
a detriment because they openly al
lowed gambling in their baseball parki
Assails National League
"Tiie National League never had an
stomach for a fight, it is an impossi
ble organization," 'ne continued. "It
politics ruined the old National Com
mission because John K. Tener, th
former league president, could not gc
along with Chairman Herrmann of tli
com rnif s;on.
"i!,e five clubs in '.he America
League which remained with me ar
the only decent element in the majo
leagues. They have fought with m
to ?tamp out the gambling evil. 1 gc
no assistance whatever from th
In iii-; address Johnson characterize
A. D. Lasker, of Chicago, sponsor t
the Lasker plan, ;.s "one who has n?
shed his swaddling clothes in bas?
"The American League does n ?! com
here with the thought of asking yo
to carry any of our burdens," Pr?s
denl Johnson said. "There i- ;. quei
tion as to whether there will be an
serious difficulties to adjust, but I b?
iieve my position should be made clea
I think you should have equal pow(
with the American and Nationi
leagues. \V? can offer you no more 1
this time. 1 have been authori; id i
our board of directors to request yc
to appoint a committee of three I
meet a committee of the same numbi
from the National and America
leagues to reorganize the game, ar
all the differences should be swe]
a-:do in view ol the ".'nous conditit
that c in fronl ? ba? eball.
Should Remain in Old Hands
"It. ir- my thought that baseba
should reman? in the hands of men wl
have given their lives to its develo
"You are the men who should clean
the game. You are better qualified
do th?> work than any one outside
baseball. I have been cautioned not
talk too much, but 1 want to say th
I do not approve of the Laskerplan.d
vised by one who lias nol shed b
swaddling clothes in baseball. 1!?
can such an individual direct the a
fairs of the game or its reformation
It was the first time in the history
baseball that President Johnson h
appeared before a minor league conve
Preliminary to election the leag
?Continu??! en ?aun ?*vsn>
Rewrite but
Save Treaty,
ays Europe
. ,. ^
Willing to Call the League
an Association or Con?
ference of Nations as,
Suggested by Harding
By Carter Field
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9,?Europe is ?
willing to call the League of Nations an
"association," the word used by Senator ;
Harding, or, for that matter, a "con?
ference" of nations. She is willing to j
eliminate Article X, and to rewrite the I
league covenant from the title to the
final period, but she is not willing to ;
scrap the whole idea and start afresh,
as has been proposed by Mr. Harding.
No government, either in Britain or ;
France, would dare go to a referendum ,
on the question of starting over again.
This is the essence of information
from London and Paris which is being:
sent semi-officially to leaders of the
Riipuhlican party here, in New York :
ami elsewhere. Details as to this in- \
formation were given The Tribune cor- j
respondent, to-day by sources of un- j
questioned accuracy.
There are represented to be several
strong ?easons for this attitude on the
part of the European governments. One
is that the Allies do not wish to take up
the whole treaty situation with Ger?
many. They think it would b?> almost
impossible to obtain a signature from
whomever might be in power in Ger?
many to a new proposition. This point,
of course, only affects the parts of the
treaty outside of the league covenant.
Labor Sitnation Delicate
Flut it is on points outside the league
covenant that the European power-,
particularly Britain and France, are
anxious to avoid new negotiation ?. A
surprise to leaders; in this country in
the last few days is that the British
and l-Yench governments are more fear?
ful of attempting :o rewrite or change
the labor sections of the Versailles
treaty than any other part.
It seems that the labor elements of
both countries, and the entire strength
of the Socialist groups, arf tremen?
dously in favor of these labor sections.
Indeed, it is asserted that labor in Ger?
many is just as strongly In favor of
them, and would oppose any re\ ision.
Broadly, these labor sections of the
treat;.- would permit the commercial
isolation of any country which ex?
ploited its labor by Permitting longer
hours than agreed upon, for men,
worn? n < r children, or pormitted women
and children to work under conditions
held to be against public policy by the
international labor conference set up
by Lhese sections of the treaty,
The inter? ?1 of European labor, ami
particularly British labor, in? the en?
forcement of these labor provisions is
far fro'ii philanthropic. It would mean
protection, especially of the British
worker, Britain being on prue! ?cai !y a
free trade basis, from competition with
exploited labor. The question of wages
paid in mch countries as Japan does
not interest the British worker half so
much. i! is said, as the fact that the
Japanese is willing to work all kinds
of hours, and to have his wife, mother,
sister and children work any number
of hours. The British worker has come
to the conclusion that he is willing to
stack up his product in almost any
line against that of two Japanese work?
ers employed the same number of
British Labor More Efficient
?n this connection it may be inter?
esting to set forth in a line the results
of an investigation of labor costs in a
certain war product where the pay of
the Japanese worker1? was exact!; one
half of *.'. h it was paid i he British
workers, the c? st of the raw materials
being about the same. The ratio was
120 to 112, s-o that the British workers
almost mad" up in efliciency for the
lower wages paid the Japanese, In
this instance, however, the number of
hours a day was t':?s same for both
Labor leaders <~>'. Europe are familiar
vContinuwJ en fag?? three)
Women Quit S. P. C. C Board;
Believed to Oppose Coulter
The woman's auxiliary committee of'
the Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children is.-uel a formal
Maternent yesterday announcing that
the committee, with one exception, had
Mrs. J. N'i'l'.i'i Borland, chairman of
the committee, last mght confirmed the
! report tiiat the resignations hail been
1 accepted by the directors of the so?
ciety, meeting in special session yes
; terduy afternoon, but she refused to
: discuss the reason for the action.
"It is reported that the members of
| your committee were dissatisfied with
| the present administration of the Chil
I dren's Society," Mrs. Borland was told.
"1 cannot discuss that report." she
said. "There are others who can give
you the information. 1 have been as?
sociated with the society for a long
: period and my heart is in its work, but
' you understand my position, I am sure.
I simply can't discuss the reasons for
the resignations."
Among the members of the commit?
tee ?re Mr<. Borland. Mrs. Mortimer I..
?Schiff, Mrs. Morgan J. O'Brien, Mrs.
.William X. Vanderbilt, Mi^s Kllen
Parks, Mrs, FT. Gloster -\rmstrong, Mrs.
Sidney C. Borg and Mrs. Georg
Phe .1 ? sat Fa ?' ? in : he ra '- - of
t;ie sociel ?' a- admitted ?.? thii - w
h ?Urs after announi ement of * ?
Heckscher gifl of $4 0 10 10 ? o : ir S. f\
? '. C. had been publ hed !i ? - ..'
ricial statement ?ued Monda; c m ?
cerning the gift of Mr. and '?! i *,,;.
gust lieckscher no intimation ?-as given
?hat there was discord within 7'. or
Ii was reported yesterday that the
women of the committee were opposed
to ('olonel Krnest K. Coulter, superin?
tendent of the society, but Mrs. Bor?
land refused to discuss it. In Monday's
official statement ?vas this paragraph;
"Colonel Ernest K. Coulter, the orig?
inator of the Big Brother movement, a
true believer in the brotherhood <?;'
men and who so ably steered the ?hip
of downtrodden childhood heretofore
as managing director of the Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to ? hildren,
has promised to remain in charge.
Colonel Coulter insists he has hitched
his auto wagon to a >tar. May it be
the Star of Bethlehem."
Mrs. A. Thar niali H * won''.--' Wher?
ft id ?.Hi got h*'.-7'
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The Tribuno Wa.nl Agents?Advt. '
Grafts Corruption and Waste
Of Millions Are Charged in
U. S. Shipping Board Deals
Captain Runs Away With U. S. Ship
And Tries to Sell Vessel in Africa
A captain, employed by the United States Shipping Board, has
run away with his ship and has been trying to sell it on the vest coast
of Africa, accoi'ding to testimony by J. P. Richardson, an investigator
before the Congressional committee, which held a hearing on condi?
tions in the Shipping Board of this city yesterday.
Mr. Richardson said it vas discovered that a bunkering company
had overcharged the Shipping Board $9,000 for coal, and that the
captain mentioned had obtained a part of this in graft. The captain
was arrested, but when released in $3,000 bail was permitted to return
to his ship. He then sold all his property in this port, the witness tes?
tified, took his wife on board and sailed away to Africa, where he has
been trying to dispose of the vessel.
Harding Hooks
Big Tarpon, but
It Gets Awav
Elusive Fish Shows No Re-j
?sped for the President
Elect, Who Waits All Day
i?i Hope of Another Bite
Sacrifi?es Golf Gaine
Crowd Gathered at lee is
Told Senator Is Detained
hy "Important Business"
From a Staff Correspondent
POINT ISABEL, Tex., Nov. 9.-?Sena?
tor Warren G. Harding hooked a huge
tarpon here to-day, but, like the big fish
of countless less distinguished fisher?
men, it got away.
Those Texans who had promised him
that he would land one of the silvery
monsters assured the Senator it was
all the fault of the persistem moving
picture operator. However that may
be, the fish did get away, and the Presi?
dent-elect, hopeful of another more
successful strike, broke a golfing en?
gagement und remained out in a tiny
skiff all afternoon^
Most of the eligible people of
Brownsville were crowded about the
tirst tee of the golf ?.ours?.?, hoping to
see the President-elect drive off, when
word came that Senator Harding had
been compelled to postpone his golf
game '??(-cause of important business.
Bight that very minute he was seated
in the stern o?' a skiff tos ng oi I ti
wind-roughened waters in the deep Bay
of Pass Brazos de Santiago, about four
mil???; off Point Isabel.
A wide high-crowned straw
brero shaded his feature froi . . ? un.
Loose white cotton gloves similarly | ro
tected bis hands. Thus equipped he
sat there all day, and it is exc i? d ngiy
unlikely that through the long hours
ii?' gave a thought to troublesome
Article X, unless through association of
ideas his memory led him that way
from wonder about Jim Cox hunting
bear down in Alabama.
Arising at daybreak the Senator ?nd
his party made their way by launch
and then by skiffs out to the inlet off
Brazos Island.
Strikes Six-Foot Fish
The boatman fixed the bail to Sen?
ator Harding'- line. The Senator cast
it into the water and then prepared
to wait. One hour passe I .? i I the
second had begun before anything oc
? irre i. Then the rod was aim..?s7
jerked from ris arms a-.; .10 yards
away a gleaming fish, more than ?'?
feet in length, leaped more than its
length from the wal r . . then fell
ba? -.'.' th a ?: ? . - ., ?
["here was a loud shout from the
Senator. Then from Senators El!
un?! Frederick Hi.le, from Hai
Daugherty and othei observers, there
ca me a flood of advic? . A m.: ..
picture camera n ai ch :? ip in ??
laui ch and pi uded for .. chai ce to
photograph ! ho
After a bit ? hi ion Sei ator
Flardir.g called <.:;t. "t.:*> ahead ; I ? *
a wi ale! " Eve ry leap and I ig of 7..?:
fish jerked t! ?? Senator's an: ? !!?? '? e
gau l'i pel spire. 1 ::?:.. af ??
minutes, he was cand d . swes.t ng and
in halt" an hour the struggling fish wa .
showing signs of wearine -. The boat?
man bejrai ' ? row toward the nearb>
v each ??:' B ra o s Island, intei ? rig to
land the nsat iable
photographer pleaded, however, for a
few more opport i iti is I ? record the
,' mas: ng leaps ? f ' tr .'i;. r, a id
Senator Hardii g, v\ perfectly
human vai ? . lis pri agi ? ed.
that wa - '".?7a!. A f w - oments
later the fish, wit! a: u '.?'a:, n ;. d splaj
ol . telligence, darted into o u piling,
fl ?s- ?.! it, t;?: ! in ti:?' air and broke I h?
It : - ios ble that .- natoi Ma :\: ng
ipoke * - * mind :re? y the next few
minutes, (low ? - er, he id a r gh, I .-.
One of the ? I ;uardsi plunged
into the ?! lov wal ? r ?. ; ,ried ' o
c a te h t h c i i 1 i i ..*
but wa insu? fu \ the
nea red d? ? ???? r u*a r- ? ils
? eem? d renew ed and th ilia:
Penrose Reporte?! \\ orse
After Sinking Spell
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. ?. ? tc
State; Senator Boies Penrose, who has
been ill for about a year, was rej orte '
to-night to have taken a turn f< - the
..,-,,r.-,, Th,? report, whic aid ' he
Se al r had a sinking pell last !
,i:l. ( from wl "- ? ? not en lir y re
covered, could not b? c? i fir ned of
licially. N'either his ? nor hi?
cian could be reached I u night.
and there was no response at ' ;.? Ser--..
tor's ! ome to ' lepl one r ngs
Senatos Penrose, who -"i?.' several
months -.va.- confined to his home in
this city, had ?o far recovered that he
was able to go to Atlantic City early
Kst month for two weeks. He returned
October IS an?l wa? reported to be
much improved.
See \ili?iitl'' City boardwalk in tu.nluiuri?
In a Grand Central PaU???,?. ? Advt.
Red Rebellion
Develops New
Mexican Crisis
Socialists Seize Cities in
Yucatan; Many Killed in
Battles; General Strike
in Republic Threatened
3ioscow Inspires Revolt
Business Men Fear Disor?
ders Will Delay Recogni?
tion of Ohrejzon Regime
By George E. Hyde
Special Cable to The Tr.bun*
..- ? igbt, 1920, New Vork Ti bune Inc.
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 9.?Develop?
ments here and in Yucat?n are such
that American business men fear the
United States may be forced to abandon
its purpose to recognize the new gov?
ernment in Mexico at this time. Th?
I Socialists in Yucat?n have seized sev
? eral cu?"'; ami engaged in battles witl
; the Liberals, marked by many deaths
. Proclamation oi a soviet govemmen
[and of the secession of Yucatan fron
I the republic aro expected. Here il
:?'? sico City Reds, led by foreign agita
?tors, are threatening a peneral strik?
in more than thirty industries of th<
Representatives of American busi
ss hous? 3 are alarmed over the situ
ation and have been busy cancellinj
credits preparatory to awaiting fur
: . ;? developments. The greatest fea
in official circles i:. not of revolution
i ut o:' the possible effect on recogni
tion in the negotiations now in prog
re.-? at, Washington. The belief is ex
pressed that the developments prob
Muy ??', 1 res lit in indefinite postpone
nient o.' recognition by tin? Unite
States, entail ng aggravation of th
ir ternational tangl? .
Conditions in Yucatan Chaotic
Conditions in Yucatan, where the S<
cialists have been growing in strengt
'or t he la >t ; hi ee > ear: , becam
chaotic yesterday. Posses appeared :
several points, calling upon the prole
tarial to rise and secure their right
by overrid tig) a!! opposition. Pui
tant t ? 77 ?'???'? al ins< ructions ?rom ; h
War Department, the military in Yuci
tan bad obeyed orders not to interfei
? tcept when requested by the civ
autliorities, who refrained from actio
all being partisans of one of tl ?? coi
? tiding fact ons. Yesterday, howeve
? military commander took the il
tiative and recaptured one 'own o
cupied by the Social st i, ? ? ng
largo supply of arms and bombs.
Pi rson acquainted with th tu
tion in Yucatan *ay the number ?
' oops there is small and that thi
be unab!< to re ore pea te unie
' ? ?" ireed Rumors that a So-? ?el w?
eparation have been reaching ti
capita] for son e t ime.
Observers sa : ? ? rio : n - ?
' ' ???'' situation had been i
.sed by tl ??? ! drawal of \ rl lal
on tl the purpose
avoiding clashes between tl e milita:
and political fac
1 i.'t:i-::.i Call n rotary of We
ordered the garr? n ret irn "i and '
'I ' . ' -. ' ? re?stabli
? rdei I !?? ; ? ??-. < ; iurpr
d velopi enta ind a determini
end the \
f.abor ' ri4;is \lso Threatened
ibor ?i ifficul 7 ' -. ;? i ?? are ra pidly a
proaching a cri Develo]
: ' ?/da; : . : - abo
idcral n tension betv eei ie ' ?br
?-'? ? and Huerta "acl alt] ough t
personal rel? ns o I ?? two ade
are report? d a ? ? i aining . nchangi
i . ? . t ort
rn Mexico i with a
litioi uelter closing. I
rike at Vera I ? . lirected
? ? ? agit?t? . ? ?
'..'?? > ' ? ?
railv traftii
.' eral v? :1s at Vei
.unable to m ?ad
. : : sat? ? . ... ng under
? on of ' he !'? rd Inte rnal
eluding mployee - of the I re? t ra
?i- , ..." ; ng and tele] in ne c?
eri? (thirty ?
? ? . are threatening as
? trike u nies ? the governm? i !
settlement on i:ie Vera Cruz strike
as. It is general!) mder?
- ? ?.! ? ? governmei ? m al
beca a e of press i r? [ rom the ( ibreg
fact on, to .4..le I o the ? -,
and that il probably will
to 'u'r- dra ' ? action to p
. . . ls .. , .-. ? ?n the ca
The '!'??>rr-^r ? followers a ? ' I
'.. r critici >m of the " acl
strength" of Pro', sional President
la Muerta in dealing with the situati
some even intimating that thts attiti
i- lakcn purposely to embarr
Ohregon when h? takes orer the Pr?
\mi? < i,r^v rilatIncttve, m gm> v?ri
' - es, Mac* 4 Co.. I E. t?U St.?it iotu
Bribery of Employees and
Abuses by Officials
Alleged in Report to
Committee of Congress
50 Pet. Over Market
Paid for Supplies
Contractors Pad Pay Rolls
for Repairs; Looses on
Unpaid Loans Heavy
WASHINGTON, Nov, 9 (By Th?
Associated Press).?Corruption of
employees and officials of the Ship?
ping Board Emergency Fleet Corpo?
ration, graft in purchasing supplies
for and in repairing government
owned merchant ships, and the use
of political or other influence in ob?
taining contracts for ship construc?
tion and the allocation of completed
vessels to operating companies are
among a maze of charges made in a
report submitted to the House Com?
mittee on Shipping Board Opera?
tions by A. M. Fisher and J. F. Rich?
ardson, former employees of the
Benson Ha? No Reply
Chairman Benson of the Shipping
Board refused to-night to discuss the
report, declaring that any statement
he might have to make would bt
made to the House co ?. which
is continuing its investigation of the
board's operations.
The report was made public to-nighi
by the committee o'" whic i Rep
five Walsh, Republican, of Ma lac
setts, is chairman. I: covers m? re ':..:'
one hundred p':"i??.l pages a:;?i d? al
exhaustivclj with many ph? ? ??
Shipping Board operations as o tn
by the committee's investigators ove
a period of more than a year.
Mr. i isher, who formerly <b a
neeted with the Federal 1 rade Cum ni
oi . made a survey for the SI
Board as to record keep::!?.- --.? I ?
the office of the lumber administratioi
Mr. Richardson, for twenty ?
i ewspaper man, w;*s emp o
? ral years in the board's departmi nt c
investiga! ion.
??ross Waste I* (harmed
In presenting th? report Mr. Riel
ardson said it was designed to deal onl
with problems which could be solve
wholly by'the Shipping Board * ????:'. pi:
untouched iourte i ;-? n ral ? i'
ects in connection with -l!?? hoard
operation?. Amo g these were organ
zation of the board, technical errors i
, ii?, cons ' ru< r i? n pi ram, Germa
American deala, assumption of dipt?
matic functions by board officials, ei
'orcement of the new merchant marir
act and evasions of the selective servi?
Taking up in detail seven gene-;
phase ? of the boar l'a a.".-, ?ties, the r
port charged gross waste ??'" goven
n ' ;.' "?; id ?'. nprop srl - ?ira *n co:
tract , ?? I the government lar*
im? and Failure of the various d
? ?si on s of the board to cooperate c
?:? ntly and th-* almosl complete fsi
ure of some of the divisions to fun
tion pro] : ly.
Padding of pay roll'' bj firms reps
ing Shipping Board ve els, owners
by comp ? perating goven 7
els of stock in ci npanies ft -:.
upp ' ? ? ?' era ft al ? ?
ranging anywhere from 10 to ?
cent kbo.-e wholesale cost wh
theft of supplie i and equ pmen :
hips, ai I i he loss of mill ions or c.
1? r'-t through imprope - ired loa
made to contractor ,: gover
rnent vc ? i > were charj
Loans Secured by Worthless Bond?
The :!?-.'-'-' * ; ? - ? red - "at
onie ca "-> t lie fle ?' ci porai
money t ? eont ?ct rs a-. ; accepted
ecurity bond i impanies
: by the contractors, "wh:
rice been found to
.le The charge also wa
? ,? in man; cases hipl ; Id ng p!mi
???.'. lich are going c<
corns are turned back to i mtractors
ilvag p ,- itioi , and the contri
: rs thus reap large profit s ?' * te <
; ?? e" of the fleet corpoi i
\ ther allegation ? I ?
that ?. any firn d :
contract ?na gurated T. b ?rty i
eelling ci their plant
charged to lip 1 n ?
' the money 1 '. .
cost for sel ng t bo It was f
? ?*? charged that Ir. su
?'. ? ition autl
. i to ta.
' ??' ' ? ' i .? ;
I I ? ? - ? ????>?
i.. . .. ..,,.. re sold oi ; pot e i
a t a 1 ? ; ?
ised " plant purpo
(t ? contractor her
,- ? ? . -. -. t th e U n i te d S ta t?
?ing I ?ni J ??..'? ? - * '
? ' "?
.-??'. ?. ?? i i !
(in i* > 1 . il ' - ? f ilvag?:
1 mater ... port
,.' ? ? ? ai .;-*??'? by pen
position at the . ale of
ara worth of mater?
owned by th ? fleet corporation
net '???i - than 13 Vi cents on
.a. i.rn the Ship]
Hoard at other points wa- purera
the i-ame rr.a iT.a!.' in the open I
???- r. (,-" the c-rig
- ? ? itei
Maladministration i- Cause
"Ho* ever," .?.?I the ?
.-;...-.,.- . ?, be one of maladi
...: ral ion ra I ' f
mited returi
nateriali conci ned
The report said that "t ?? H^r??<- (
pany" *?>??- trying t? purcha e und
blanket contract ai. supplies and *??
of the fleet corporation and cha
that one of th? <?''-?'.a!? of this ?
pany was '"also an ??Hvi-,er to the S
pi nu Boa rd's cane ?' I at on und < '
? board.
The Shipping Board announced

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