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Vol. LXXX No. 27,021
(Copyright, 19?0,
New Tork Tribune Inc.)
First to Last? the Truth,
Till RSI)AY,
News?-Editorials ? Advertisements
NOVEM HER "??7 192X)
Cloudy to-day. probably with rain to?
night or to-morrow. To-morrow
colder; northern winds.
I"nil Krwrt on I..i?t Page
* * *
In Greater ?w Tork
fVltbln ?0? Mile?
F'?' R IFM:
?200,000 in
Drugs Seized
In Dingy Flat
Two Million Grains of
Morphine, Cocaine and
Heroin Hidden in Tins,
Oven and lee Chest
Narcotics Trail
Leads to Cunada
Madison Street Occupant
Had Police Badge; Wife
Had Br.ud?e of Furs
Detectives imbed four reekir.?
e ? f ? i a dingy, four-room
flaj 0n the top floor of 3? Mad n
<..,--. - ternooi u ? upon
? trove ol ' '"? ever
unearth* I i is city, it is said
Two million grains? about 285
p0Und?? of morphine,' cocaine and
heroin, conservatively valued, at whole?
sale, a'- $200 000, were discovered stowed
fcway in tins, preserve jars, kettles,
teapots, suitcases, paper bags, and even
?n the refrigerator and in the oven of
the stove.
Santo Pareil, who said he was ~
Iftborer. wa? arrested as proprietor of
the place, d arged with having nar?
cotics in his possession illee-ally. It is
the opinion of the nolice and the Fed
ho made he raid that
the druga v. ere bought in Canada and
Etnuggled '7 . (he border.
Dr. Simon's First Raid
It was !..? first drug raid since the
appointment of Dr. Carleton Simon as
ty Police Commissioner in
chargi if ' ' '"'? 'tic squad, but wus
ormation obtained by
the pol C( '? nternal revenue agents,
? , icting together in making
the ".
For several days it had been noticed
Irug Hers were well supplied
in the viciiii.y of lower
Madison Street. Many arrests were
made and the information obtained
from ? prisoners was patched to?
gether, d - ?ting suspicion toward
the Federal agenta under
Ralph Oyler and the detectives under
Acting i .'..n Shcrb bad assembled
rai I, an internal revenue agent
? -- sent ? spy out the ?and. He re?
torne i about a teaspoonful of
hite po ?. ' r, said to be morphine, foi
?Rich he i I he paid >.;, buying it
? . . ;:i Madison Stieet
Con! dent t t tne ci liter of the busi
: overnight, the
arrow stairs of
enl a1 15 Madison Street.
''". Pan open? d the door at their
knock . : tarted in surprise at sight
the group ol -
- ' she exclaimed, ac
??>'?? g Oylei seizing him by the
?!'?:.,?? ?ra back. :
Woman Defends Drug Cache
her in Italian," Oyler said
'- ;' of 1 : v. ho is a linguist.
; - ?h as good a a you,"
:or ling to the Fed?
eral deti i 'Thi re is noth ; g ..." i
r yo ,
peaking Detective
: hers pushed past hei
I ? poorly furnished rooms.
earch seemed to con?
firm her woi d -
"Whai ? '.''' exclaimed one of the
???? ? ? p ?>' led from a closet
? ? ' . heavy that it came
10 the I a thud, mingled with i
' rum m ithin.
It was pi : open and found to be
tramme ? ties of white powder.
of had I ?'-:?. broken by the
ng th< bag had received,
aid to contain mor
' ' '? : iater another detec- ?
? '?'' g >'? ' Ian at ion of surprise
" he open. ? ble cracker tin.
hat was ful] of a similar white pow
After thai the searchers opened '
?v"y c | ,-y could find. Fickle
"?? '-' ? . kettles and pails wei e
"?und to be crammed with drugs. :
'here was coc? ne in the refrigerator ,
and morpl ?ne in the oven. A vial of :
morphine was found in a big cover-.1
h two of the live small
Paresis wi re rolling about on the floor. I
M?n> Containers l sed
They set up a doleful wail when:
weir playthings, which included :. fur- :
I'?l and a sifter ns well as the kettle,'
7ere taki ? awaj by the raiders. More !
?op wi re ? und in a box under the !
'ink. Some were under the bed and two
'?Per baj containing a pound and '
?naif of cocaine and the other a like
?mount of heroin, were found placed
?relessly close to the edge of a rick- j
?ty she!;'.
Another paper bag containing white
r-wdiT was said to be full of morphine.
"hue ti i floor was littered with '
?nouph stra ge-looking contraband to
:" the torn ea i of an automobile, the
<"Jur opened and in walked Paresi. Be
l0t6 Paresi had recovered from his
""ooishmei I Detect ive Moog stuck
,.r,'N Ivei n ?> into his waistcoat ;
; him he was under arrest.
Research went on and Mrs. Paresi,
(Contin..-ed en d*do tlx)
Dancer and Fiance Near
Death in Seaplane Crash
?r?Uc" ?;ir! and Man Stunned
Wh?n Machine, Hitting Ground,
'urns Over Four Times
Hirt?1? grange, a dancer of "The Mid
BaWiJ| , l; ' with Charles L. Crovat. of
Captoin' v ! .'"!i t0 ''"' ,lt?r fianc?, and
sn 'rank Fitzsijnmons, formerly
i*?? s yt, avitltor, narrowly escaped
j ?n in the Flatlanda section of Hrook
whicfi fler y" when !l hydroplane m
?trnet ?f party waa e?ine t0 Boston
dtacinth p'd *round ?fter a safety
?vp? ? j y Fitzsimmons and turne. 1 end
Miss il?Ur times'
fc'unnpH an?? ai|d Fitzsimmons were
?ble fn Crovat was dazed, but was
fhon. , s'l t0 a farmhouse and tele
IB ?n,w . ? Kin*a County Hospital for
?ound ." '' At the hospital it was
?Tjjt that neither the actress nor the
The Was s''rious?y injured.
?ital ..Ar??ona al Kings County Hos
nr?ineH ?V,if,s Dr?nge's hack vvas
btui8t, , an(* 8he suffered severe
?U?'ri n,J Permanent injuries.
H?* luiranKe '8 a native of Texas, and
>?i??uhSr "?other and sister at 529
*** Wik Street?
Harding Gets His Tarpon, but
His Wife Hooks a Bigger One
Herewith a Tale of Piscatorial Battle in Southern
Waters, in Which a Senator From Maine Brings
on Timely Reinforcements
Prom a Staff Correspondent .
POINT ISABEL, Tex., Nov. 10.?This !
I tile of Laguna Madre, written at an
, open window, through which streams
the Gulf trade wind and the sunlight of
a mid-July day in New York, might be
called The Lady or the Tarpon, with
the sub-title -'The Senator Inter?
poses." It is a tale that has its points.
It is brisk with the excitement of the
nunt. It has its moments ?or a smile
i let one hope', and it portrays, how
' ever clumsily, the brilliant tones of
i this sub-tropical land and ;ca. There
is even news in it.
It will be recalled by the constant
reader that the lordly tarpon of Bass
Brazos de Santiago made sport yester?
day with the next President of the
? ' ted States and outlying possessions,
r ic great silvery fish h.-ui all the best
of the day's battle. When evening
came on t^ey were laughing in their
. tarponic derision at a sportsman who
! r>s an angler for their breed had proved
. that he was a great statesman. They
flouted him and" doubtless tho deeps
rang with their comment.
But tho constant reader will recall
also that when the elements of this
sad story were laid before ?Mrs. Warren
(?. Harding, that knowing lady, no
stranger to her husband's bent of
mind, remarked:
"Mr. Harding will get a tarpon.
That man always gets what he goes
Justifies His Wife's Confidence
To-day Harding got what he went
after?a beauty bright, four feet and
a half, eighty-pound creature of lire
and dash, and courage. A thing of
pure silver, a fish plated with silver
dollars lost from old Spanish galleons
these many generation.-. Hi- hooked it
and played it and towed it t<. the
beach at Coast Guard Station, while
two United States Senators, a group oi
Olli-? friends and the Texas hosts beat
the palms of their hands together in
(Continued on p?gs thro?)
Press Luring
Criminals Here,
Says Enright
Report Charges Publicity
.Attracts the Lawless and
Starts Youths on the
Road to Prison Cells
Reporters Are Denounced
First Denies, Then Defends,
Suppression of News by
the Po'ice Department
In his annual report for 1919, sub?
mitted yesterday to Mayor Hylan. Com?
missioner Richard E. Enright of the
Police Department, touches a sympa?
thetic cho d in the Mayor's heart in
holding the newspapers responsible in
large measure for the advent of crimi
I nais to New York City.
By publishing "exaggerated stories
of crime and lawlessness in the city."
the Commissioner declares, the news?
papers have encouraged the craft, in?
cluding burglars, stick-up men and
other criminal elements, to come to New '
York to ply their trades in tit:' belief
that they could operate in this field
w i t h impunit y.
"During the year the local press of
this city," says the Commissioner,
"took occasion to publish, almost
daily, scare-headlines and exaggerated
stories of crime and lawlessness in
this city, which served only to adver?
tise the business of the criminal and
to attract criminals from far and near,
who, because of th? newspaper stories,
believed they could operate here with
impunity. Many young men, without
previous criminal records, stated, un?
der oath., upon examination at Police
Headquarters, that they were induced
to commit crime tiecause the news?
papers had led them to believe that
they could lo so in this city with little
or no fear of arrest and the conse?
Talks of Mtiek-Rakers
This is written in the Commission?
er's personal letter to the Mayor in
submitting the report. In various
parts of the report., which is ?t volumi?
nous document of 30-1 printed pages,
Commissioner Enright enlarges upon
his complaint in regard to the news?
papers and other critics of the depart?
ment. Characterizing the critics of
the Police Department as "false proph?
ets, charlatans and muck-rakers," the
Commissioner says:
"This is probably the only city on
the jdanet where libels and muck-rak?
ing and campaigns of this character
are permitted. Other cities have
newspapers and organizations that
boost the home town upon all occa?
sions, and bitterly assail any one, in?
side or outside, who dares to disagree.
The City of New York alone gives shel?
ter and sometimos attention to out
landers and knockers from far and
near who toil not, neither do they spin,
and only disturb the air and befoul
the city in order that they may gain
recognition as purists and public up
lifters, which will bring them con?
tributions and other rewards and reve?
nues, including public office."
Further along in his report he says
that one of the real problems with
v. Inch the present police administra?
tion has had to deal was that of fur?
nishing police news to the representa?
tives of the various newspapers in the
iContlnurd on page eight)
Banker Locked in Vault
By Bandit Faces Death
Safe Hloicers at Penitentiary
Called to Release Teller as
Dynamite and Torches Fail
OTTAWA. 111., Nov. 10.?Electric
torches, dj namite and sate blowers
from the Joliet penitentiary to-night
wi re called on in efforts to free Francis
Carey, bank teuer, from a time lock
vault in the National City Bank in this
city in which he was locked early in
the evening by a bandit who took $50,
000 from a safe, but dropped it when
m ightened away.
Late to-night Carey had not been
freed and it was feared ho. would suf?
re cate. The time lock was set for 9
a. m., Friday, the bank being closed to?
morrow, armistice day.
After attempts to loosen the door
with electric torches and small charges j
of dynamite had failed, a call was sent i
t ) the Joliet penitentiary for safe i
blowers believed to be in prison there.
The warden reported, however, he had j
only a few "old fashioned safe crackers
who would be of no use on a modern I
time vault." '
British Flag
Is Burned in
Broadway Kiot
Crowd of 5,000 Compel
Manager of Capitol Thea?
ter to Haul Down Emblem
Under Rain of Missiles
Women Share in Attack
Police Charge Throng with
Nightsticks; Traffic Is
Tied Up for 17 Rloeks
Thousands of men and women,
angered at the sight of the Union Jack
floating in the lobby of the Capitol
Theater, at Fiftieth Street and Broad?
way, again caused a demonstration last
night that verged on a riot.
Just as scores of theaters were emp?
tying their throngs of pleasure-seekers
t crowd, estimated by the police at
D.000, swung into Broadway from side
streets and began to howr >,r.d shriek
as they caught sight of the British col?
ors intertwined in various flags of
tiie Allied nations. A call was sent for
tiie reserves and these responded from
the West Forty-seventh Street station,
but before their arrival all traffic on
Broadway was stopped and street cars
were blocked as far south as Times
Square and as far north as Fifty-ninth
Efforts to disperse them were un?
availing. Centering their attention on
the theater, tiie reserves, reinforced by
scores of detectives, hurried to the
theater entrance, where they stood with
nightsticks ready for the first act of
It was noticeable that in 1he great
crowd of howling men hundreds of
women participated. Their shrieks of
derision rose above the hubbub and
caused the men to increase their shouts
and demands that the flag be torn
When excitement had reached fever
pitch and it seemed certain that some
act of direct, violence would be at?
tempted House Manager Rothafel
yielded to the suggestions of the police
and Lowered the flag. As he did so a
shower of stone? fell about him, but
none struck him. Then the reserves
charged the crowd, wielding their
nightsticks right and left*. While a
number of persons undoubtedly were
hit no reports of injuries were re?
Mounted policemen then appeared
and succeeded with difficulty in driving
the throngs i:i:o side streets. While
this was in progress, a small crowd of
the more boisterous hurriedly crossed
Broadway to tho west side where one
of tjn-m produced an English flag, im?
mediately the throng f el i upon it anti
set lire to it. The man who produced
it assisted in its massacre.
Two arrests were made. They were
George McManus, a clerk, of 1 r>2 East
l"2th Street, and Thomas Walsh, an
insurance agent, of 102 West Sixty
first Street. Both were charged with
attempting to tear down a flag and ,
with disorderly conduct.
Manager Rothafel announced that
he would hoiiit the Union Jack again
Irish Here Threaten to
Attack Britons in U. S,
British Embassy Protests to
Colby Against Message Signed
by J.V.O'Connor, of New York
WASHINGTON", Nov. 10.?The Brit?
ish Embassy announced to-day it had,
taken steps to call the attention of
the State Department to a message re?
ceived recently by the British Chief
Secretary for Ireland, dated New York
and threatening reprisais against Eng?
lishmen resident in the United States
"if there are any more reprisals in
Ireland on and after the 14th day of
November." The New York message
was sent in the name of the Amal?
gamated Irish Societies of ^m-rica and
bore the signature "J. V* O'Connor,
At the State Department it was said
nothing had been received to-night
from the embassy in relation to the
message. No comment as to the course !
the Washington government might pur?
sue was available.
The New York message, as made pub- j
lie by the embassy, read:
"We hereby inform and warn you
that if there are any more reprisals in |
Ireland on and at'ter the fourteenth j
day of November, 1920, that the men of
Irish blood in this country and their!
sympathizers will immediately begin !
reprisals on Englishmen here who are ?
not citizens of the United States; for;
every man, women or child who is I
murdered after the above date by the j
cowardly English soldiers and police
three Englishmen in this country will
pay the penalty. Amalgamated Irish!
Societies of America. Signed, J. V.
O'Connor, president."
?Many Trials
For Building
Graft Impend
?Nine Lawyers to Assist
Untermyer in Numerous
Criminal Cases Result?
ing From the Inquiry
Hylan Takes Stand
At Hearing To-day
Mayor Defends Kirshfield
Investigations as Duty;
Subway Bids Scrutinized
The criminal phase of the. Lock
wood Committee's investigation of the
building industry lias attained such
proportions that Samuel Untermyer,
the committee's chief counsel, is em?
ploying some of the best legal talent
in the city to assist him. ,
The committee's activities foreshadow
early and speedy prosecutions of a
large number of criminal cases arising
from the inquiry and it is understood
that preparations are being made to
push from eight to a dozen cases in
the courts at the same time.
In this connection it' is announced
that Emory R. Buckner, a member of
Elihu Hoot's firm- -Root, Clark, Buck?
ner & Howland?has joined the legal
forces of the committee. In addition,
it was said that eight other well known
lawyers soon would be on the commit?
tee's list of counsel. Mr. Buckner has
had many years of experience as an
assistant United States District Attor?
ney, as well as an assistant trial dis?
trict attorney in the county.
Many Crimes Unfolded
It was explained that the testimony
is disclosing additional crimes from
day to day, broadening the scope of the j
committee so rapidly that the criminal'
work has had to be completely reor-i
ganized. Mr. Untermyer spent most '
of scsterdny going over this phase of
the committee's activities. He is try?
ing to obtain the .services of the best
expert available on drawing eomplt- i
cated indictments, so that there will
be no difficulty about details, and he
will remain personally in charge of
this department of the criminal work.
All of this force of lawyers is in?
tended to be transferred to the extraer-i
dinary grand jury that has been I
railed for November 27 in the Supreme ;
Court, under the control of the Attor- !
ney General and Deputy Attorney C?en- [
eral Berger.
Mayor Hyian will be the first witness
called to the stand when the Lock- ;
wood Committee resumes its hearings!
in City Hall this morning. While the ]
Mayor made no official statement in !
connection with the matter, he let it
be known that he would appear in an- !
cordance with Mr. Untermyer's invi?
Mr. Untermyer asked the Mayor to
bring with him any data or letters
relative to dealing-- with John T. Het
trick, of "Code of Practice" fame, and
Robert P. Brindell, brad of the Poud?
ing Trades Council, charged by numer?
ous witnesses with extortion. The
Mayor undoubtedly will be questioned
as to his knowledge of the school and
other city contracts outstanding. They
aggregate $02,000,000.
Subway Contracts Probed
As u result of a visit, by Mr. Unter?
myer to Comptroller Crai.r's office yes-,
tcrday there was an intimation that
the contracts for the building of the
New York subways would come under
the scrutiny of the committee. The sub?
way contracts, involve hundreds <^i mil
lions of dollars. It was understood
that these contracts and those affecting
dock building were the subjects dis?
cussed at the conference.
It could not. be learned just what
steps Mr. Untermyer would take to
restrain Commissioner of Accounts
Hirshfield from continuing his separate
investigation of city contracts. Hirsh
field's cotirse has been approved by the |
Mayor, who said yesterday:
"Mr. Hirshfield, has a duty to per?
form under the law, and 1 expect tlftj
he will perform that duty."
In response to Mr, Untermyer's at?
tack on what he termed Hirshfield's
"mischievous interference" with the
committee's work, tiie Commissioner of
Accounts said: "Mr. Untermyer knows
very well that under the cit , charter it
is my duty to investigate any accusa;
tions made in which any city official
or city contract, is involved, and I cer?
tainly will perform the duty imposed i
upon me by tiie charter."
He added that Mr. Untermyer's "at?
tempt to examine Ma-or Hylan is fur-j
ther evidence that Mr. Untermyei is
insincere in his statement that he will
not permit politics to be injected into
his investigation." He furthei said, ?
that "the attitude assumed by Mr. Un-1
(Continued on nrxt pag?)
Marines Slew
3 Haytians a
Day for Year
Major Turner Tells Naval
Board Record of Kill?
ings Was Vaguely Kept
Prior to October, 1919
Bamett's Figures
Called Exaggerated
Ratio of Natives Killed
to Those Captured Is
Put at One to Seven
By Wilbur Forrest
Special Cable to The Trib
'"? rifcht. 1920, Ne? \ <???!. '] rlliune ;:. r.
I'QRT AU PRINCE, Hayti, Nov. 10.
Testimony by Major Turner, brigade
' adjutant, that in their intensive cam
j paigning in Hayti between October
; 1013, and October, 1920. the Americar
j marines killed an average of more thai
; three Haytians daily was the feature
j of the evidence given at the initial ses
, sion of the naval board of inquiry a
this place to-day. The marines durin?
| the year had 298 encounters with thi
I natives.
The naval hoard of inquiry wa:
! named by Secretary Daniels on Oc
tcber 15, after he had made publji
a report by Major General George Bar
nett in which the latter asserted tha
"practically indiscriminate killing o
natives" by certain marines had beei
disclosed as the result of an investi
gation made when a Haytian prisone
was killed by a marine.
The first report by General Barnet
asserted that 3.250 natives had beei
killed by the marines, but he late
corrected this report to read 2,25f
The Navy Department made public th
Barnctt report after Senator Hardinc
in a campaign speech, had denounce
the administration of affairs in Hayt
by the marines and charged that man
Haytians had been killed by the Amer
icans. ,
Killing Records Vaguely Kept.
Admiral Mayo, chairman of th
board, personally interrogating th
witness, developed information th:
records of the killings wer? on!
vaguely kept at this place prior t
October, 1019, and became more a<
curate thereafter because of an ordc
issued by Secretary of the Navy Dat
iels, after the receipt at Washingto
of a protest which was not made pul
iic at. the time.
Besides Admiral Mayo, the board <
inquiry is composed of Rear Admir:
J. II. Oliver and Major General W. (
Major Turner said he believed tin
tiie figures given to General Barnf
regarding the killings were exaggo
ated, because, prior to the period <
more accurate record keeping, the tal
ulation was computed upon fragmei
tary rumors and radio messages fro;
the bush country of northern and cei
tral Hayti.
The testimony given to-day was soi
ly concerning actual campaigning '
the bush country, and did not touc
other possible clashes elsewhere on tl
island. The evidence showed th;
since October, 1919, the ratio, of Ha;
11 .-ni s killed to those taken prisoner hi
been one to sev#n.
Denies Orders to Slay Captives.
Major Turner emphatically deni<
that brigade orders hau been issued '
maltreat and kill captives in order
intimidate others, and said that on tl
contrary, orders forbidding such ac
had been issued twice, because of i
fractions of the rule? of war. Instanc
et violation, he said, had resulted
courts-martial. The first of the
i rders, designed to put an end to ba
barities against the natives, was isstn
Oc ober 15, 1919, and the second <
August. 1. 1920.
The testimony indicated that tl
country is now virtually pacified, on
two minor leaders remaining in t
Though the sessions of the boa
were public and would not have be
without interest to the natives, the
were hardly any spectators, becau;
perhaps, of the serious epidemic
smallpox, which is now rapidly sprea
ing among the black populace, pack
like sardines in their dwellings a
overtaxing the efforts of the mari
The sessions were held in the mari
headquarters, which is within a stom
throw of the palace of ['resident Dai
iqueaave. Admiral Mayo and the oth
ifticera constituting tne board are 1
ing on the Niagara, anchored a m
oft' shore.
Boy Cliess Wizard Triumphs
Over Nineteen West Pointers
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
WEST POINT, N. Y., Nov. 10.?Sam?
uel Rzeschewski, the eight-and-a-half-1
year-old chess player from Poland, de?
feated nineteen of the twenty officers,
instructors and cadets pitted against!
him at the United, States Military!
Academy here to-night. The game with ?
his twentieth opponent, Colonel G. F. I
Fiebcrger, was declared a draw after
eighty-five moves.
The boy conducted all twenty games
simultaneously, and for three hours
and five minutes was moving from
one board to another, swiftly viewing
the situation and setting his pieces in
motion. He played a wide-open game,
aggressive in attack, and jtarted each '
contest with the Ruy Lopez. He won :
his urst victory over F. C. Mayer, forty;
minutes after making the first move ;
on the first of the twenty boards. j
His continued good humor, despite ?
the stress he whs under, his cheerful
smile at the end of each game and the |
almost deprecating manner in which i
be upset a couple of piece? to signify j
that the gr-.me was over won him the
good will of his adversaries. I
Before the contest started the of?
ficers of the post gave the boy a gold
medal commemorative of his visit.
Then H. Helms, the referee, gave a
.ketch of the youngster's achievement.;
?nd the match was on. Five motion
picture companies had camera men on j
tl e scene.
Besides the boy expert, the contest- !
ants were Colonel G. J. Fiebeger, Lieu- j
tenant L. M. Jones Major T. K. Brown, ;
Major Carlos Brewer, Colonel B. M. :
Dunn. Colonel G. B. Strong: Major P.
(' Kalloch, Major J. L. Dunsworth, ?
Maior P. W. Newgarten, Organist Fred
C. Mayer, Colonel C. E. Echols, Cadet]
G. M. Nelson, Captain H. (.'. Wagner,;
Captain .John Symlie, Chaplain C. E.
Wheat, Captain J. J. McEwan, J. B. I
Crawford, Colonel L. H. Holt, Major I
Ernest Graves and Major C. D. Daly.
The games ended as follows: Mayer,
8:2?; Holt, 8:32; Newgarten, S:'56; !
Smylie, 9:15; Kalloch, 9:21; Echols,,
9:27; Graves, 9:33; Brown, 9:47; ?
Brewer, 9:47; Strong. 9:48; Daly, 9:50;
Nelson, 9:57; Wheat. 9:57; Jone3. ?
10:lt>; Dunn, 10:25; McEwan, 10:20;
Crawford, 10:28; Dunsworth, 10:29; I
Fiebeger, 10:55.
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Called in Ship Inquiry;
More Fraud Is Charged
Politics Held Partly Responsible
For Alleged Graft in Ship Deals
Political influence had been responsible in part for alleged corrupt
practices in the United States Shipping Board, according to J. F.
Richardson, an investigator, who testified yesterday before the Con
' gressional committee inquiring into the operations of the board.
Richardson told of cases where inspectors and auditors of the
board had approached contractors and offered to make out their claims
against the board "for a consideration." promising them that larger
allowances would be made than if the claims were drawn up by others.
''Without mentioning names," asked Chairman Joseph Walsh of the
! committee, "can you say whether political influence was used to obtain
contracts, extension of contracts and to bring about favorable settle?
"I have seen such evidence In the records," the witness replied,
! and added that there was evidence that such influence also had entered
into the allocation of ships.
Baseball Club
Owners Will
Discuss Peace
| Proposal From American
League Directors for
Conference in Chicago
To-morrow Ig Accepted
Nationals Hold to Plan
Assert Loyal Five Must
Agree to General Reorgan?
ization Scheme Outlined
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 10.? War clouds
to-night were vanishing from the major
league baseball horizon, with indica?
tions favoring an amicable settlement
when the belligerent major leaguers
meet in a joint session in Chicago Fri?
day to effect a peace pact. The Na?
tional Association of Minor Leagues,
after listening to both ?ides, voted to
help avoid a war by agreeing to ap?
point a committee to net with the
major leagues in devising a plan for
baseball reorganization.
The sixteen club owners of the two
warring leagues agreed to meet in the
same room in Chicago and attempt to
adjust their differences without the aid
of any outsiders. It was agreed on'y
the club owners shall attend this meet?
ing and that both President Johnson
of the American League and President
Heydler of the National, as well as
lawyers, stenographers and others who
have participated in recent sessions,
shall remain away. Major league lead?
ers pointed out that if lawyers are
excluded so that no technical questions
could be raised, the threatened war
could be quickly settled.
American Leaguers Seek Peace
The agreement to make a desperate
last-minute attempt to avert a baseball
war came at a meeting of the directors
of the American League to-day, and
was one of the results of conferences
between owners of the rival major
league factions. The peace news was
announced in dramatic fashion in the
middle of an address Garry Herrmann,
owner of the Cincinnati Nationals, was
delivering to tha minor league meeting.
Mr. Herrmann, former chairman oi
the National Commission, was inter?
rupted by a messenger, who handed him
a note which he opened and slowly read
Then he announced that th- conference
of the club owners had been agreed
upon for Friday.
President Johnson of the Americar
League, in commenting on the joint
meeting, issued the following state?
Johnson Issues Statement
"The American League has beer
standing for the principle that a re
oigiinizatiun of baseball should ht
worked out primarily by a committee
composed of representatives from the
National League, the American Leagui
ai.d the National Association. It seemi
now such a committee is to be createt
to consider and work out a plan for re
organization. There have bten certaii
points of difference oetween the tw<
major leagues which thus far thej
have not been able to agree upon. 1
has now been arranged that an informa
conference of major league club owner:
shall take place?this conference to be
limited to club owners and to be pureij
informal. The purpose of the confer
ence is to see if the two major league:
may no:, in some way, iron out the:;
points of difference. It is an attemp'
to see if there can be found some sat
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Boy Dies Vainly Trying
To Save Baby From Fire
Bodies of Children Found L'n
der Bed, With Little Hero
Hugging His Sister
MARSHALL, Tex., Nov. 10.?Impris
oned by flames, four-year-old Frederic
Murphy to-day sought vainly to save
the life of his infant sister, Marj
Virginia, seventeen months old, ane
himself perished in the attempt.
The child's heroism was disclose?,
with the discovery of the two bodies
badly burned, in a corner under th?
bed in a flame-destroyed room of th?
Murphy home to-day, the little bo;
hugging his sister in his arms.
Mrs. Murphy, returning from i
neighbor's house, saw her own resi
deuce in flames and suffered critica
burns trying to reach her children
The children were buried this after
noon as they were found, clasped ii
each other'? arm?,
I Many Shipping
| Bribes Charged
; In Philadelphia
i -
Representative Edmonds
Asserts Supplv Company
Paid Graft to 400 Officers
for Right to Overcharge
$6,000,000 Loss There
Declares Shipyard Added
$3,500,000 to Bill; Says
Harding Will Clean Up
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 10.?Amaz?
ing details of the methods by which
graft is said to have been permitted to
run unchecked in the Shipping Board
administration, with the result that the
cost of operating and maintaining the
American merchant marine was boosted
to unheard-of figures, were revealed
to-night by United States Representa?
tive G. W. Edmonds, of this city. Mr.
Edmonds, as a member of the Mer?
chant Marine Committee of Congress,
conducted a personal investigation that
unearthed, he says, the inordinate ex?
pense, graft and waste that have
characterized the management of the
Shipping Board.
In narrating the various incidents
that were turned up by a corps of de?
tectives operating under his direction,
Mr. Edmonds said that he lookeel for
President-elect Harding to institute a
thorough house-cleaning in the Ship?
ping Board when he takes office. A ge*?
i eral reorganization, dismissal of A.'
miral Benson as head of the Shipping
Board and the installment?>f a businers
administration are some of the things
representative Edmonds said he ex?
pected to be effected in the spring by
Mr. Harding.
Complained to Benson
Philadelphia is involved in the present
expos?. Mr. Edmonds read a letter sent
to Admiral Benson complaining of cer
I tain conditions here and advising the
1 Shipping Board head that a suving of
| $5,000,000 annuafly could be effected by
? a sane system of purchasing for the
] vessels that put in at this port during
. the course of a year. Hog Island, he
| said, was one of the shameful examples
i of the system of waste and extravagance
I by which the government's money was
! poured into the pockets of men, pos?
sessed of an inordinate greed to make
money at the expense of the American
peuple and the merchant marine.
"The crooks are trying to push our
merchant marine off the fare of the
ocean," Mr. Edmonds said. "Men of
repute have been transformed into
grafters by the almost universal desire
to share in the graft. The desire to
make money on the part of Amer cans
is doing more to hurt our merchant
j marine than any competing foreign
| power or discriminatory set of laws
i could ever hope to.
"We have had detectives at work on
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Deaf-Mute Clears Court
in Battle With Police
Nine Patrolmen, Several De
teetives and Two Other Men
Finally Subdue Prisoner
Emanuel Simon, a deaf-mute, who
I was arrested fur punching passengers ?
nt the Pennsylvania Station and swear?
ing at them with his fingers, was game
for more trouble when arraigned be
fore Magistrate Schwab in nig'-t court. '
He swung his right list to the jaw of '
Patrolman Wood, who stood beside hin:, I
and leaped for the magistrate's desk.
Another patrolman dragged him back, ;
and Wood, recovering his balance, also :
graopled with him. Dragging both pa- j
trolmen, Simon started for the gate !
leading into the body of the courtroom, ,
screeching inarticulately. Seven more ?
patrolmen, several detectives and two
court attendants leaped upon him.
Still upright and biting, scratching
and kicking in the midst of his assail?
ants. Simon clambered over the gate, i
sprawling on the floor among the
benches. Several of the policemen
were dragged over with him. Other,-? j
leaped upon the pile. The audience ?
rose and ran to the street, screaming. j
After several minutes one of the po- j
licemen managed to get a pair of nip- \
pers on the prisoner Then his legs ;
were ironed, handcuffs were slipped on
his wrists and he was carried back to a
cell, Magistrate Schwab deciding to
hold him for arraignment in day court
to-morrow. In the fight Simon lost his
shoes, socks, coat and shirt. His
lingers still were twinkling in nimble
profanity as he was carried ?back to ?
}fce prison. j
Hurley and Payne Al*o to
Face Walsh Committee;
Benso n Says He"sRcady ;
Polities Enters Scandal
?285,000 Shipyard
Sold for ?39.800
Ship Allocations to "W?s?
Baby" Firms and Sss
vage Cause Millions 1?;
Rear Admiral William S. Benso?
i chairman of the United States Shi:
I ping Board, and other high officiait
i of the board will be called to appeai
? before the Congressional committee
now holding an inquiry in this city
j into charges of graft, corruption,
! waste and inefficiency in the admin
-, istration of the board. Joseph
Walsh, United States Representa?
tive from Massachusetts, chairman
of the committee, announced this
j last night following tjie receipt of 8
! telegram from Admiral Benson.
In addition to Admiral Benson
and other officials the committee alsc
j will call E. N. Hurley and John
j Barton Payne, former chairmen of
' the Shipping Board, and Charles M.
Schwab and Charles E. Piez, former
directors of the Fleet Corporation.
Benson Offers Records
All of these men will be asked to
| testify with regard to the report
i submitted to the committee by A. M
| Fisher and J. F. Richardson, as the
! result of an exhaustive investiga
j tion of the operations of the Ship?
ping Board containing the afore?
mentioned charges.
Mr. Walsh last night received the fol
; lowing telegram from Admiral Ben
' sen:
"Your telegram just received. The
Shipping Board has no objection what,
ever to your hearing Commander A. B.
Clements to day. Records, officials and
employees of the board are at your dis?
posal at any time or place you may
desire." *
Commander Clements, who is execu?
tive assistant to Admiral Benson, was
present at the hearing yesterday, but
did nut take the stand, il?, will be a
? witness to-day in an effort to reply to
tin- testimony of Mr. Richardson, ?who
again occupied the stand all day yes
terday, elaborating upon the chargea
contained in his re] < 11
Mr. Richardson's testimony dealt with
the alleged use of political influence in
the allocation of - i other affa c
? ol the board, the sale of materials at
?prices far below valu?', laxity in finan
i c:a. dealings between I and ship
I operators and inefficient n ethods in
; the keeping of vital records.
, Ships Allocated to "War Babies"
j Mr. Richardson charged t lat
j viduals and corporations of no financial
standing whatever, and having no ex?
perience in the running and operation
of ship--, have had vessels allocated to
them by the Shipping Board for opera?
tion in a manner threatening the en
( tire structure of the American mer
j chant marine and entailing losses of
i considerable dimensions to the govern
'< ment.
i The witness charged that, while new?
ly formed corporations "war babies,"
as they were called bj ng Board
officials?were allocated i old
j companies of high financial and busi
i ncss standing were to ol 'ain
; ships, and, in
: i.v. n sh i} > -< C< . d arid trans
! ferred for opei?.? ion to the vai,
I mushroom orj which had
; sprung up during the war with the pur
; pose of reaping profits out or the needs
i of ' he country.
He added that shins had been turned
! ever to companies in which relatives of
I men conne - ed with the Shipping Board
i were financially interested
The witness charged that no proper
? care was exercised ?n the investigation
of the financial standing and ability of
applicants for ships. He added that
companies which i,?.?i purchased ves?
sels from the board outr ?: ' had com
plained that they cannot compete with
! compani? financed and equipped by the
Shipping Board.
Among th?; companies named by the
witness which ha ! their ships taken
away from them and transferred to new
mushroom lines were the Luckenbach
and Robert Dollar lines. The Hi we 11 &
Jones line, an old established organiza?
tion, Mr. Richardson said, was among
those which had great difficulty ?n ob?
taining vesels. New i mies which
fared well under allocation of vessels,
he asserted,-were the American Ship?
ping Corp?>ratior., the Jacksonville Ship?
ping Corporation, the South Atlantic
Chartering Company, the Kingsley Com?
pany of N'ew York and numerous others.
Board Must Cover !.esses
Many of the new companies, Mr.
Richardson said, have been opeiating
under a loss. These losses the Shipping
Board is obliged by contract to cover,
he declared, and no effort is being made
by the board to withdraw the vessels
allocated to these concerns.
"The statement has been made," said
Mr. Richardson, "that out of two hun
dred companies t?# which ships have
been allocated there are so many ir?
responsible? concerns that the list must
be cut in half before the division of
operations of the- United States Ship
ping Board could successfully operat?
Mr. Richardson declared that one of
the gravest defects in the methods of
the Shipping Board was the lack of for?
eign agents for the solicitation of car?
goes, permitting gross neglect on th*
part of operators in obtaining business
for the ships allocated to them and, on
occasions compelling supercargoes on
the board's vessels to go out anu -
cargoes, so that vessels should not bs
compelled to return home in ballast.
The witness criticized severely ti
i ure ta establish reciprocal working

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