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ALL MERCHANDISE
ADVERTISED IN THE
TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED
Vol. LXXX No. 27,032
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First to Last?the Truth: News ? Editorials-*-Advertisements
THE WEATHER
Fair to-day and to-morrow, with ris?
ing temperature; moderate
southwest winds
Foil Report ou Laut p.ie?
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1920
TWO CENTS
In Greater New Tork
THREE TENTS
fVithin 200 Mile?
FOI R ( ENTS
Elsewhere
Harding Sails/
Pleading ??r
Thrift, Sanity
Leaves New Orleans for
Panama After Speech
DecryingPessimism and
Asking; Common Sense
Some Reverses
Held Inevitable
100 Ducks Presented at
Sea; Ship Opens Bar Be?
yond Three-Mile Limit
By Boyden R. Sparkes
C??yri6h'- I9-"- No* York Tribune Inc.
ON BOARD S. S. PARISRIIN? WITH .
SENATOR HARDING ON THE WAY
TO CRISTOBAL, C. Z., Nov. 18 (By
Radio via New Orleans).?When the
frcr pilots that brought the Parismina
3own the Mississippi to-day were
dropped at Quarantine the Delta Duck
Club sent aboard one hundred freshly
killed mallard ducks as a farewell gift j
;o Senator Harding, who sailed this I
.iternoon on his vacation trip to '
Panama.
Three miles beyond the coast line,
when the Eighteenth Amendment
ceased to be effective, the chief stew?
ard unlocked the door over which hung
a brass plate bearing the magic word
Bar." There was a line waiting.
Marion Star on Shipboard
Senator Harding has been appointed >
editor of the Marine Edition of The
Marion Daily Star, which is to be is- >
sued twice on the voyage. Gossip from \
Marion will be received daily by radio j
from Marion until the ship reaches
Cristobal, which probably will be at 4
o'clock next Tuesday morning. The ;
voyage is expected to require 108 !
hours.
A fleet of noisy tugs with their |
iteam whistles shrieked farewell to the j
President-elect a3 tho ship left New
Orleans behind on the trip down the j
Mississippi. Senator and Mrs. Harding ;
waved to the crowds grouped along the
shore, and finally at u solitary negro
plantation worker before they entered
their cabin. Their cabin, which is
un the upper deck, was filled with
lowers and other gifts. The Senator's
only worry now is whether he will
have turkey 'or dinner on Thanksgiv?
ing Day in the Canal Zone.
Plead? Kor Sober Thinking
M-;\\ ORLEANS, Nov. .18.? Sober
thinking and an abiding faith in the
Republic during the critical period of
aar reconstruction were asked of the
American people to-day by President?
elect Harding in an address delivered
just before he sailed for a three-week
vacation voyage to the Canal Zone.
Some reverses and disappointments,
ho declared, must come as the after?
math of the world conflict, but he pre?
dicted confidently that all of them
f'Ould pass away again if the people
only kept their heads and held fast
io the oldtime virtues of thrift, honesty
?nd common sense.
Making his second formal speech
lince his election, Mr. Harding spoke
iu studied terms and with a quiet ear
nestnes8. But ringing through his ad?
dress wa.s a predominating note of con?
fidence and unfaltering faith.
"A confident America,' buttressed by
resources never equaled before by any
People and governed by a free repre?
sentative government," was the ideal
which the President-elect declared must
be kept in view. He said no one de
?ired that the old order should re?
turn, but he maintained that in build
'ng for the new order there must be
no acceptance of strange cure-alls and
fancy theories.
Cheered by Southern Crowds
The address was delivered at a
luncheon of the New Orleans Associa?
tion of Commerce, the central feature
of a program of entertainment by
?hich the city sought to show the
President-elect that the partisanship
"f the campaign already had been for
jotten. (ireat street crowds cheered
"r. Harding everywhere during his
?h?rt stay, and to a gathering of
thousands in front of the City Hall he
(Uintlnuad an sag* Tour)
*. D. Vanderlip Will Be
Questioned by English
American Embassy Notified of
Police Intention When Califor
nian Returns From Russia
LONDON, Nov. IS.?The American
embassy in London was notified to-day
'hat Washington I). Vanderlip, Califor
"la oil an(i mining engineer, who re
entl>* was in Moscow, will be closely
?rationed by the intelligence depart?
ment of Scotland Yard on his arrival
'"London if the present plans of the
Ponce are carried out. The notification
**? given as a matter of courtesy and
' not K''Ven in like cases of lesser im?
portance.
L nc 'nterrogation will not necessarily
W made with the view of taking action
t?"fst Mr. Vander'ip's presence in
?ngland, it was said, but with the inten?
te" ? ascertaining exactly what his
of ti''*8 ^d Decn 'n Russi,?> *n 'vie^'
i; . l;?e. many conflicting reports pub
??oed in London. Such interrogation, it
*?ilP0Lnted out> would be in conformity
ft? H-' recent!y adopted attitude of
? * Br'tish government of discouraging
???el between Russia and England.
?'. Vanderlip was in Stockholm up to
?rom u ays *go- Ho recently returned
vy? Motcow and gave out a etatement
!*.*riln? that he had secured a conces
52? ior 400,000 square mile? of land in
Roer?a, including Kamchatka, for a
* of Americana.
?afcf* c?rd?. dMlnetlve, In areat variety ?
ij^aoar? by the world ? bent painters. Cor
t-?==-?
Cost $300,000 to Find
Debt of $208,000,000
It cost the United States Ship?
ping Board $300,000 to discover
that the War Department owed it
$208,000,000, and it will cost the
War Department an equal amount
to verify the account, according
to testimony given by Martin J. {
Gillen yesterday before the Con- i
gressional committee investigat- j
ing the affairs of the Shipping j
Board.
The lack of system in keeping
the books of the Shipping Board, ?
the witness asserted, particularly
as to money owed to the board, j
had enabled the organization to
function since last spring without
an additional appropriation, on
funds collected on outstanding
bills. Mr. Gillen, formerly execu?
tive assistant to the chairman of i
the board, said that he had urged !
the Appropriations Committee of
Congress not to grant more ,
money to the board until it had '
collected its bills, as it was "an [
awfully easy thing to write
checks against an appropriation-"
Charges Irish
Plot Death by
Fever Germs
Official Tells House of Plan
to Spread Typhoid Among
the British Soldiers and
Glanders Among Horses ;
Documents Are Seized
Three Killed in Attacks in
Cork After the Slaying
of a Police Sergeant
-
LONDON, Nov. 18 (By The Associ?
ated Press).?Sir llamar Greenwood,
Chief Secretary of Ireland, said in the
House of Commons to-day that in a
recent raid in Ireland troops cap?
tured a document sent by the com- !
mander in chief of the Irish republican !
army to his chief of staff containing a !
series of remarkable and horrifying I
statements regarding the spreading of j
typhoid among the troops and glanders !
among the cavalry horses.
Sir Hamar read the document. Deal?
ing with the possibility of spreading
typhoid among the troops by infected \
milk, the document described the diffi- ?
culties and risks run by the operators, |
and concluded with the statement that ;
the chief of staff would, in any case, i
need expert opinion in order to carry
i out the suggestion in the document.
Regarding the spread of glanders in
horses, the general methods to be
adopted were related, and the conclu?
sion formed that the best method was
by doctoring their oats. This method
was described in detail, it being added
i that any doctor would explain how to
! grow the microbes. The document con?
cluded:
"Give my regards to all. I hope your
i successes will continue. God bless you
! all."
Gaelic League Head Threatened
Art O'Brien, president of the Gaelic
; League in this city, authorized a state
j ment last night that ho had been
I threatened with death unless he
"cleared out" of the city within twenty
four hours. He declared the warning
j had been signed "Black and Tan" and
i had been dropped in a letter box at his
j office.
I'rom 77is Tn?uKff'.T Eurnptan Bureau
Copyright, lOL'O, New 'York Tribune Inc.
LONDON, Nov. 18.?The Irish terror
of murder and counter-murder flared
out in the city of Cork early to-day,
when the Anti-Sinn F?in Society killed
three civilians and wounded two others
in reprisal for the nhootuig of James
O'Donoghue, a police sergeant, yester?
day evening.
The men killed were dragged from
their beds after the curfew hour. The
identity of their slayers is a mystery,
but the killings are attributed to the
mysterious Anti-Sinn rein Society,
which recently posted notices in Cork
that three Sinn F?iners would be killed
in reprisal for every policeman slain.
Victims Found In Street
The popular belief in Cork is that j
the Black and Tans are disguising '
their activities under this alia?.
The bodies of two of the victims
were found lying side by side in the
main street of the city. One of the
men, an ex-soldier, had been shot
through the head, the bullet entering
the ear and killing him instantly. The
second man, Charles O'Brien, who had
been known as a republican, was shot
through the mouth, and to-night lies
(Continued on nsgs three)
Columbia Freshman, 12,
Into Poetry Does Delve
Hardy Writes a Verse for Jester,
Just Because He Has Ter,
and Calls It a "Pome"
Edward Roche Hardy, the twelre
year-old Columbia freshman, has some
verse to-day in Jester, the comic
| monthly of the university. It isn't in
? spired, he says; he wrote it because he
? was asked to. He does not regard it
' as regular poetry, either.
"I realize," he said, "that the meter
: ia a trifle irregular in part, but please
I understand that I do not consider my
! contribution to Jester as poetry; it is
more a 'pome' than anything else."
This is the "pome":
Oh, who can penetrate the thought? of
man?
And who his mind without coming under
a ban ?
[ Hut how doc? It feel to be a freshman T
' I'll te'.l you when 1 <-?n make this scan.
I am a verdant freshman,
| I live upon the hill;
And till I am a aophomor?
I'll be a freshman stilL
League Army
Is Ordered to
Police Vilna
Spain, Britain, France
and Belgium Agree to
Give Troops to Patrol
City During Plebiscite
Sweden Also May
Assign Soldiers
Poland May Be Named
Defender of Danzig,
Which Will Be Free City
By Arthur S. Draper
oper?a! Calle to The Tribune
Copyright, 1920. New York Tribune Inc.
GENEVA, Nov. 18?The League of
Nations is to have an army. Announce?
ment was made thia evening that the j
British, French, Belgian and Spanish j
governments all had agreed to send j
military contingents to preserve order |
in Vilna when a plebiscite is held there j
to decide whether that city shall go to j
Lithuania or Poland.
Sweden also is likely to send troops |
to aid in the policing.
Thia is the first time that military j
intervention has been decided on by i
the league.
Hjalmar Brantlng, of Sweden, chair- ;
man of the commission on disarmament !
and mandates, announced that the ses?
sions of that body would be open to
the inspection of the press. This in a
heavy blow to the advocates of se?
cret sessions who thought they had
shut the doors to the public yesterday
when Lord Robert Cecil's advocacy of I
open session was disapproved. Whether j
other commissions will follow Brant
ing's lead will be learned in another
day or two. If they do there can be no j
question of attacking the league on j
the score of secrecy.
GENEVA, Nov. 18 (By The Associ?
ated Press'.?Poland has been informed
by the league council that under some
circumstances the League of Nations
might invite Poland to become the
military defender of Danzig.
It wa3 announced that the council
had approved the constitution of Dan?
zig as a free city under guarantee of
the league, as previously drafted, with
some modifications, Poland being in?
formed that while it is impossible to
accord her the exclusive right of the
military defense of Danzig, circum?
stances might arise under which the
league might invite Poland to under?
take the city's defense.
Elect Six Vice-President?
In a somewhat agitated session to?
day the league assembly completed its
organization by the election of six vice
? presidents, who with six chairmen of
the committees elected yesterday form
a sort of executive committee of the
I assembly.
The non-European nations, for whom
i much solicitude was shown yesterday,
obtained four vice-presidents instead
j of the three they had asked for. These
S were Viscount Ishii, Japan; Honoria
; Pueyrredon, Argentina; Sir Georgo E.
| Foster. Canada, and Rodrigo Octavio,
I Brazil. The other vice-presidents are
I I?. A. Van Karnabeek, Holland, and Dr.
Eduard Benes. Czecho-Slovakia.
Picturesque features of the session
were furnished by Baron llayashi, head
of the Japanese delegation; Dr. Fridtjof
Nansen, of Norway; Gustave Ador, ex?
President of Switzerland, and the two
leading members of the Brazilian dele
\ gation.
Baron llayashi, usually an impassive
| observer <4f the proceedings, attracted
? attention when he arose to ask the dele?
gates to vote for Viscount Ishii, Japan
I ese Ambassador to France, if Japan was
to have, a vice-president.
Vote Tie on Brazilian Candidates
Voting for vice-presidents of the
| Assembly began shortly after the open
I ing of the session. While the votes for
I vice-presidents were being counted
? in an ante-room the Assembly resumed
i its discussion of the report of the Ex
I ecutivo Council of the league.
A curious result of the first ballot
(Continued on pate thro?)
W?men'sUnion to O pen
Chain Garment Stores
BALTIMORE, Nov. 18.?Co?
operative manufacturing and sell?
ing establishments of women's
garments are to be established by
the International Ladies' Garment
Workers' Union, according to
plans being worked out by the
executive board of the union
which is meeting here.
Officers of the organization said
to-day that they have capital for
a $1,000,000 concern. A super?
visor for the project probably
would be named in a few days, it
was added, and a chain of stores
leased as soon as the factory was
started.
Police Charge
Mrs. Palmer
Hinders Them
Say Frankness in the Jewel
Theft Might Give Themj
Valuable Clews, but Do!
Not Doubt Her Story j
-
Shields Value of Gems!
_ i
X-Ray Examination Shows j
Woman Broke Bone in
Each Foot in Her Leap i
The mystery surrounding the theft '
of between ?440,000 and $500,000 worth
of jewels and furs from Mrs. Charlotte i
King Palmer, rich divorc?e., who was j
hound and gagged by three, men In
her homo at 59 East Ninetieth Street ?
early Tuesday morning, was no nearer
solution last night than when the po
?CJ and private detectives began their
investigation.
Captain Dunne, commanding the 4th
Branch Detective Bureau, admitted
?hat freely, nfter a conference of two
hours between him and Thomas J. Cor?
rigan jr., head of an agency acting for
the burglary insurance underwriters.
Intimations from certain quarters
that the authorities were inclined to
doubt the version o? the robbery re?
ported to them were ?et at rest by Cap?
tain Duane.
"As far as the investigation has
progressed," he said, "there has been
nothing turned up to lead us to doubt
tho story told by Mrs. Palmer and her
two servants."
Bones Broken In Feet
Dr. Albert C. Herring, of 242 West
Fifty-seventh Street, who attended Mrs.
i Palmer after her experience with the
burglars, lent further confirmation to
her account of what happened when he
I said yesterday X-ray exposures of her
feet showed a broken bone in each of
them. These injuries were received
when Mrs. Palmer, seeking to flee from
the intruders as they pounced upon her
in her bedroom, leaped down a long
f.ight of stairs.
The police were disposed to complain,
| however, that Mrs. Palmer was not alto?
gether frank with them concerning mat?
ter which, though not bearing directly
on the crime, might lead to valuable
clews. She was firm, they said, in her
refusal to make known the identity of
the persons with whom she visited a
restaurant in East Houston Street and
i the Montmartre cabaret, Fiftieth Street
and Broadway, Monday night. One of
Iher companions, a man said to be named
i Ulrich, escorted her to the door of her
. home about I a. in. Tuesday,
Mrs. Sidney Drew, motion picture
! actress, denied yesterday that she had
I been one of tho party. She said Mrs.
? Palmer and two men came to her apart?
ment at 4 East Forty-eighth Street
j early Monday evening, had tea and then
I left in an automobile.
Another phase of the investigatior
i Mrs. Palmer refuses to discuss wit!
the polico or the underwriters' de
tectives is the specific value of th<
various stolen articles, the names o:
the dealers from whom they were pur
(Continued on paga four)
British Cabinet Will Submit
Trade Agreement to Russia
??'roi t The Tribune's European Bureau ]
Copyright, 1920, New York Tribune Ine.
LONDON, Nov. 18.?Premier Lloyd \
George announced in the House of \
Commons to-night that the Cabinet
had decided to approve the draft of ;
an agreement carrying out the ar- ;
rangements made lest July for re?
sinning commerce with the Bolshevik!, j
Within a few days, he said, the ap- ;
proved draft would be submitted to ?
the Soviet government.
Tho Cabinet's decision by no means ',
I makes a resumption of trade between
Great Britain and the Soviets certain, ;
I but is an indication that the more I
; moderate element in tho Cabinet? '
! Lloyd George, Andrew Bonar Law and ;
; Edward Shortt?will overcome the ob
: jections of the irreconcilablea?Earl
\ Curzon and Viscount Milner.
British trade has been put ahead of
i British banking interests. The latter,
! like the French, are strenuously op
; posed to any resumption of relations
j with the Soviet until tho debts of the
j Czarist government are assumed by
! the Soviet government
An instant after the Premier had
j made his announcement Sir William
j Davidson, speaking as a representative
I of banking interests, inquired whether
j the government would make it a con
! dition of the agreement that Russia
' shall acknowledge her debt of $?,000,
| 000,000; whether or not the Moscow
' government Is able to Day at present.
The government sidetracked tho in- ?
quiry, and it was evident that no such j
condition had been made in the agree- j
ment.
The Bolsheviki notified the British '
government only a day or two ago that :
if trade was to be resumed there must
be no change in the agreement as
drawn up last July. Unquestionably
there have been changes, for those
members of the Cabinet opposed to a
resumption of relations arc too power?
ful to lie down without a fight. The
assumption is that the changes are not
so drastic that the Bolsheviki will not
accept them.
The announcement to-day of the suc?
cess of Washi gton D. Vanderlip, rep?
resenting a syndicate of California
bankers, in negotiating with the Bol?
sheviki is looked upon as a spur to
hasten the conclusion by Great Britain
of u trade pact.
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Nov 18.?The an?
nouncement by Premier Lloyd George
that Great Britain will resume trade
with Russia by carrying out the agree?
ment entered into with the Bolshevik
government last July will have no
( effect upon the United States, it was
' said in official circles here to-day.
The State Departrm-nt lacked details
of the British Premier's announce?
ment, but the general belief among gov?
ernment officials here is that the agree?
ment entered into last July between
M Krassin, representing the Russian
Soviet government, and the British gov?
ernment, has been modified in many
? particulars. What these modifications
| are government officials could not saj
to-day.
Millions Lost
In Ship Board
Fuel Tie-Up
Payne Aid Says 54 Vessels
Were Idle, Lacking Oil,
While Private Firms
Used American Tankers
Witness Charges
Pull in Contracts
Assails Hines and Foley,
but Benson Is Praised;
Cost-Pius Waste Great
More details of the alleged inefficient ?
functioning of the United States Ship- !
ping Board were revealed to the Con?
gressional investigating committee !
yesterday by Martin J. Gillen, former- j
Iy executive assistant to John Barton |
Payne, chairman of the board, and to !
its present head, Admiral William S.
Benson.
The witness said fifty-four Shipping
Bonrd vessels were tied up alon. the
Atlantic seaboard eating their heads
off at the rate of $3,000,000 a month
for lack of fuel, at the very time that
Shipping Board tankers were plying
the Seven Seas in the service of oil '
corporations to which they had been |
allocated by the board.
Quite v.-'thout the knowledge of the j
Shipping Board, the witness continued.
40 per cent of its operators were buy
ing fuel oil in the open market at
from $4 to f.6 a barrel at the very time :
'hat the hoard was furnishing fuel of |
the same quality at $2.07 a barrel. ;
The Shipping Board, he said, had to '
reimburse ?t.t operators for the oil
bought in the open market, with the '
result that 1(5,000,000 barrels, so pur- !
chased, were charged up to the govern- !
?nent. Th-e total amount of fuel oil
used by the Shipping Board fleet Mr. ;
Gillen placed at 42,000,000 barrels.
Payne Was Chairman
This blind management of the mer?
chant marine, Mr. Gillen said, occurred
while Mr. Payne was chairman of the ?
Shipping Board. Captain Paul Foley, j
he said, was the man who had charge I
of the tankers of the Shipping Board j
fleet. There had been no change in I
methods, he asserted, up to May 26 of |
this year.
Mr. Gillen testified that the crisis
provoked by the tying up of scores of
vessels for Jack of fuel induced him
to make an investigation which re?
sulted in the discovery of the fore?
going facts. Upon his recommenda?
tion, he said, Judge Payne relieved
Captain Foley of the operation of the
tankers and placed it in charge of Mr.
Bowen. Captain Foley, he said, is still
in charge of tho Division of Opera?
tions, however, and directs the opera?
tion of 1,100 vessels,
Mr. Gillen also told the committee
that, because of lack of protection
' against contractors under the so-called
! cost-plus system of construction, the
I government lost scores of millions of
j dollars. There is no way of computing
j the losses, he said, nor can the gov
? ernment recover any of them.
He attributed these losses to the
? total lack of understanding of the cost
| plus system by government officials in
i charge of claims on contracts, amorti
; zation settlements and the payment of
| damages.
"There is no way of telling what the
| government overpaid on these cost-plus
contracts," said Mr. Gillen. "It is im?
possible to estimate the amount of ex
I cess profits paid by the government on
increased freight payments, or through
the abuse of overcharges. It would
take the entire force of government ac?
countants to determine just how much
has been overpaid. If the simple pro
| tective provisions as practiced in Amer?
ican business had been adopted and put
into practice on contracts of the army,
navy, the Aircraft Department and the
Shipping Board, untold millions would
] have been saved to the government."
Complaints Reveal Scandal
The investigation which led to the j
discovery of the tanker scandal, Mr. )
Gillen said, was prompted by the com- I
plaint3 of two operators. In making ,
(Continued en next sage)
Armenia Defies Turks;
Warfare Is Resumed \
Republic Rejects the Demand
of Tatar Nationalists That ;
it Establish Soviet Rule
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 18 (By j
The Associated Press).?Armenia has
rejected the ultimatum recently pre- '
sented by the Turkish Nationalists
demanding that the Armenians estab- ]
lish a soviet government under Turk?
ish protection.
TTie Armenians declared that accept?
ance of the conditions would be equiv?
alent to the loss of Armenia's sover- j
eign rights.
It is reported that hostilities have
been resumed, the Armenians counter?
attacking, and that fighting is going
on in the district of Zanhazour, the
Tatars attacking the Armenian rear.
The soviet envoy Legrand has left
Eriven for Moscow to obtain ratifica?
tion of the agreement recently con?
cluded at Erivan.
-.
Wilson Better Since Electfon
Removal of Anxiety Over Result
Has Good Effect
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.?President
I Wilson's health was said to-day by
I White House officials to have shown
j improvement since the election and the
I consequent removal of anxiety over the
i decision of the electorate. Despite
I the cold weather Mr. Wilson spends
i some time each day on the south por
) tico of the White House. He also is
j devoting much time to public business
j and to the preparation of his annual
'. message to Congress.
PARTKl?MiE I?nT A~urnit?TG?. Tin?
i Golf. Reduced rates for .lan'y. Booking,
S West Mth. Pbone 2290 Vanderbilt.?AdvU
New Indictment Charges
Brindell With Extortion;
$47,620 Bribes ?llegetl
.-,-?-?-?-i-?
Verbal Shots by Untermyer and Hylan
In Combat at Building Graft Hearing
During the clash of wordy combat that raged between Samuel
Untermyer and Mayor Hylan in the course of the latter'a examination
before the Lockwood committee yesterday, shell-shocked observers on
the sidelines collected the following verbal missiles.
Fired by Mr. Untermyer:
"I never saw an officer of the government who was so garrulous."
"If I asked him if the sun was shining, he would answer that last
week was a cloudy day, and it may rain next week."
"You are not the only thing here. You are only incidental."
"I know something about tricky mayors."
"Was there ever such an unruly witness? Will you check this
garrulous gentleman?"
"Mr. Mayor, you can behave as indecently and intemperately as
you like. You cannot make an impression by shouting and bluffing."
Returned by the Mayor:
"If you've got anything prove it and shut up."
"You are not going to put me in a hole for politics or political
purposes."
"You're not going to put anything over on me. If you've got
anything, produce, produce. The quicker the better."
"Truth is the last thing you want."
"I intend to tell you a lot of things. I am going to show up your
Interborough business."
"I would like to ask you some questions. Since this thing has been
going on, have you had any conference with the Interborough lawyers?"
"I do not want your political friendship."
I. C. C. Orders
New York Rail
Rates Raised
Increases in Commutation
Fares Are Excepted and
a Decision Is Reserved;
Ruling Is First of Its Kind
TransportationActUpheld j
Intrastate Tariffs Must Con?
form to Interstate; Act to
Go in Effect December 18
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.?The Inter- i
state Commerce Commission to-day or- j
dered the railroads of New York to !
establish passenger and baggage rates '
I on intrastate traffic conforming to ad?
vanced interstate schedules. This is
the commission's first decision on the
right of the Federal government under
tho transportation act to require rail?
road rates within a state to corre
' spond to the higher levels of inter
! state tariffs. Similar proceedings are
i pending affecting more than half the
! states in the Union.
Increases in commutation fares and
i charges on excess baggage carried in
; connection with such fares were ex
| cepted from the general order and re
! served for future decision by the com
' mission.
By its order of last August the com
! mission authorized in the New York
i region an increase of 40 per cent in
i freight rates, 20 per cent in passenger
? fares, excess baggage charges and
i rates on milk and cream, and also a
! surcharge of 00 per cent on Pullman
I accommodations. The New York Pub
' lie Service Commission granted the
i freight advance except on milk, but de
i nied the other increases within the
state, and the carriers appealed to the
Interstate Commerce Commission.
The Federal body held that there was
a general obligation resting upon it to
exercise control over intrastate com?
merce so far as it affects interstate
commerce.
Decisive Factor In Case
"The decisive factor," the ruling
said, "is whether the rates under con?
sideration injuriously affect inter?
state commerce."
Congress directed that rates be al?
lowed which would yield an aggregate
return of from 5Mi to o per cent on
the value of the railroad properties,
the commission stated, adding:
"There can be no doubt of the power
of Congress to devise and provide for
carrying into effect a plan :or assur?
ing the nation's interstate railroads a
fair return upon the value of their
property, and the full control of Con?
gress in this matter is not to be de?
nied on the ground that the carriers'
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Liquor Seized on Way
To Harvard-Yale Game
i _________
Four in Atrto Arrested and 480
Quarts of Colored Alcohol
Are Confiscated
STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 13.?Whis?
ky, which was intended for sale to
those at the Harvard-Yale game who
wanted a "wee drop" as a bracer, a
j cold preventer or as en aid to enthusi
! asm, to the amount of 480 quarts was
! seized by Federal prohibition enforce
| ment officers here to-day.
The four men arrested said the
liquor was to be placed on sale in New
| Haven. Their automobiles were es
: ptcially fitted up for liquor running.
The whisky, after analysis by the
i officers, was declared to be ""oor ?tiff."
j I- seemed to be alcohol with a cherry
extract in it. The men, who were held
| in $500 each for a hearing, said the
j liquor was loaded at Newark, N. J.
Plnrhnrst, N. C.?Caroline Hotfl now
?open. IatiTfitln?; uvnti In folf ar.d oth.-r
I ?ports. Through Pullman, Pcaiu 2:05
P. _ dally.?AOr/t.
Cummins Will
Push Anti-Rail
Strike Measure!
Failure of Labor Leaders Is
Indication That Their De?
mands Will Be Ignored
by the Next Congress
U. S. May Eliminate Waste !
Legislation to Increase the j
Efficiency in Army and
Navy Plants Is Indorsed
By Carter Field
WASHINGTON, Nov. IS.?The- voters
have given to the government an im?
perative mandate in favor of anti
strike legislation, in the opinion of
Chairman A. B. Cummins of the Senate
Interstate Commerce Committee, who
returned to Washington to-day after
the bitterest political fight of his ca?
reer.
Legislation which will make railroad
strikes, with their threat of starvation
and freezing for the big cities, illegal
will be pressed by Mr. Cummins, and :
he expects its passage. Mr. Cummins
fought last session for the inclusion of .
an anti-strike provision in the Cum- ;
mins-Esch bill. He won his tight in
the Senate, but in the House the anti
I strike provision with teeth was elim
? inated, a mild, toothless affair being
j left. Curiously enough, Representativo
i Esch, chairman of the House commit
i tee, opposed the vigorous Senate provi
| sion, but organized labor blamed him
I just as much as Cummins, and centered
j its fight on the two. Esch went down
| in the primary, but Cummins won a
brilliant victory ?n the primary, and
then was elected, over Claude Porter,
by a two to one vote in the general
I election.
Organized labor leaders attempted to
defeat every man who had voted for \
the Cummins-Esch bill, putting practi- j
cally all of the emphasis on the anti- !
strike provision. In almost every in-J
stance the voters disapproved the stand -
taken by the organized labor leaders.
Mr. Cummins is confident that many of
the railroad workers?not the leaders
?voted for him, believing that an anti
strike provision is a public necessity.
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Negro Woman, 2 Men
Killed by Georgia Mob
Prisoners Accused of Murder
Are Taken From the Sheriff
by Crowd of 150 ami Shot
DOUGLAS, Ga., Nov. 18.?Two negro
men and a negro woman, accused of im?
plication in the killing of Pearly Harper,
a planter, were shot early to-day by a
mob of more than 150 men. The crowd
overpowered Sheriff Tanner and two
deputies who were attempting to get
the negroes to Fitzgerald for safe- j
keeping.
An attempt had been made last night
to storm the jail where the negroes, '
Will Perry, Willie Ivory and Minnie
Ivory, his wife, were held, but the crowd
? dispersed after listening to an appeal
I by Sheriff Tanner to allow the law to
take its course.
Early to-day the Sheriff decided to
transfer the prisoners to Fitzgerald and
started in an automobile. A mob was
| organized and set out in pursuit.
Overtaking the Sheriff seven miles
from Douglas, the mob demanded that
the negroes be turned over to them, and
upon his compliance lined them up and
! shot them.
A coroner's jury returned a verdict
i that the negroes met their deaths at the
| hands of unidentified persona.
-?-?
Tribune reader? have confidence In ltd
advertising columns on account of th?
"Merchandise Guaranteed" Plan. This
| policy Involves a careful inspection of th9
smallest Want Ad. Consult the. Want Ad.
columna for Items o? lntsrest.?Advc.
Four Witnesses Testify
That They Paid Graft
to Labor King to Keep
From Losing Contracts
->
Ring of Employers
Cited in Evidence
I Untermyer Threatens to
i Cite Hylan for Contempt;
Backer Trial on Noy. 26
A verbal duel between Mayor
' Hylan and Samuel Untermyer, coun
; sel for the Lockwood committee, em.
j phasized by repeated clashes and
; violent display of temper, during
' which Mr. Untermyer threatened the
1 Mayor with contempt proceedings,
: furnished the curtain raiser for a
serifs of spectacular developments
yesterday in the Lockwood commit?
tee's investigation of the building
; industry.
The chief of these developments
were:
The additional grand jury strength?
ened its case against Robert P.
Brindell, head of the Building Trade*
Council and reputed labor king in
the building industry, by handing
down two more indictments against
him. Brindell had been indicted on
Wednesday on the charge of at?
tempted extortion of $7,500.
One of the indictments brought
in yesterday merely supersedes the
Wednesday document with the wording
somewhat amended. The second indict
ment goes further, and charges Br;n
dell with extortion in the first degree.
The labor leader in this case is ac
cused in three counts of extorting $500
from Louis J. Cohen, a housewrecker,
on July In, last, in connection with a
demolition job.
Backer Trial Nov. 26
The trial of George S. Backer, th?
millionaire builder, charged with per?
jury in connection with the inquiry,
has been fixed for November 26
day following Thanksgiving.
Four more witnesses testined before
the committee to the payment of ?>47,
>>20 to the labor leader for permi
to do werk and for protection >? g
labor troubles.
Of these, the testimony of George J.
Atwell t^is declared to be extremely
significant. In the course of his story
it was disclosed for the first time tha'.:
the real source of the ?;reat powei
Brindell wielded in the building
try lay in the Building Tradea Employ?
ers' Association, with offices on West
Thirty-third Street.
"The Court of Appeals" is the war
Atwell characterized this organization,
the dominan- : orce ? ? atwell
says, was Otto -i I
Brindell for wonderful woi
izing the business, the w "
Brindell appeared in c< urt
with his attorney, Martin W. Litl
to answer to the new indictment
pleaded not guilty, ill.-, bail of ? :
furnished under I ; t
was held sufficient to covcr all
present charges, and ;
until November 26? by whi<
counsel must make whatever n
he i)psirp>i.
Judge Mulqueen, before "
dell wa-, arraigned, wan ed the
ant's counsel that "the til
c me when people wou I more
security." To this Mr. Littleton re
piled that he hoped that Bumcienl
between indictments would be al
to enable him to go out and dig up tha
necessary additional ba:l.
Says He Paid $25,000
Of the witnesses who testified to
giving up to Brindell, Albert Hirsko
witz, u housewrecker, of 590 West End
Avenue, s-.iid lie paid $25,000 to pre?
vent a rumored strike- on an operation
upon which he was engaged.
Nyman Clompoos, another house
wrecker, said he gave Brindell $4,.",oo
for fixing up matters so there
be no labor troubles on a.i operation
of Frank Melton's, another
and for privilege cardi enabling men
to work on his jobs.
Joseph If. Goldb att, another con?
tractor, said he paid $2.000 to
deli's agents at the request of iirin?
dell to nave a strike called off on an
alteration operation. Goldblatt ?
to put the proposition on a b<:
basis and says i.e demande J a ri
for his money.
When the agents refused to give ! im
the receipt he threaten
whereupon, he savs, one of tl ??
named Pike remarked: "Go as far as
you like. We have got all the protec?
tion we wan-. We have got the Dis?
trict Attorney and _ the police .force
with us.
"You can bang your head against a
stone wall."
'Why, my dear boy," Pike laughed,
according to Goldblatt, "your amount
?p so small it can't he seen \Y
about fifty on the lis- who have paid
trom $20,000 to $50 000 and nobody
made the row! you do to give up. We
are sorry we ever tackled you "
Atwe'.l gave up $17.120 on a 50-50
arrangement with the labor lea i r
? for jobs and protection, he laid. Two
; checks were produced which he had
j given to Brindell in alleged pa
of the tribute. They had been mads
out to Brindell personally and bore his
indorsement on the back. Cour
; the Lockwood committee asserted that
; these were among the strongi
of evidence against the labor csar
which they had yet come across.
Mayor Does Some Prodding
The heated wrangling between *hs
Mayor and Mr. Untermyer at yest? r
' day's session of the committee was th#j
? most turbulent and acrimonious o: any
'that have regularly marked the '
j *hen the Mayor was on the stand Ii
i was ?vident ta-c the Jlayor ?u no

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