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ADVERTISED IN THE ; fRIBUNE is GUARANTEED Voi. LXXX No. 27,040 <Copyrt*ht. 1920, New York Trlbnu?. Inc.) First to Last? the Truth SATURDAY. News Euitorials Advenisernents NOVEMBER 27, 1020 THE WEATHFH (toady ft??*.?* ; it?- morro?., mmir-rat? WlilMl wind?. Psll B?p?rt ?>? i ?at rm*e rmtm. ? ? ? two rr.NTs In Gr?ut?i N>w T?rk THRrT (TNTM WH.Iiin .'00 MiIm For it ck.vt? Boiling Bribe Probe by U.S. I Is Shown as Half - Hearted J. R. Mochan Admits In? vestigation Is Not Com . plete; Sands Reiterates Hi** Charge of Graft Witness Says He Saw Cheek Passed Broker Insists Wilson's Rrother-in-Law Received S 1.800 as His Share in the Form of a Loan N>. complete inquiry into the charcos brought against R. Wilmer -. brother-in-law of President 5 Tucker* K. Sands has ver been made by the government, according to testimony given yes? terday by John R. Mechan, deputy chief of the division of investigation | of the Shipping Board, before the j Congressional committee investigat? ing that body. Boiling is charged by Sands with : having accepted as a loan part of! MO.i 0 graft alleged to have been! aid by the Downey Shipbuilding' ir] iration for assistance in obtain-' , ntraet from the Shipping! Board. Meehan said yesterday the j case vas still open. Boiling is at1 ?eseni treasurer of the Shipping' Board. Mechan also told the com-! ? ittee that no investigation what-; ever had been made of the charge ?' iharing in the bribe brought: : ? Lester Sisier. formerly sec-' - ? ? . i - the board. - ---t'xanr.na;ion? yesterday ' ? Ccpj i n K'. ?ley, Meehan ad 'It ?s possible that Sands has : : thi truth and Boiling Influence Stopped Probe ?? stifled that the fail ??? vernment's officials to the chnrges against i due to any influence r .; ." but to the fact that Roard officials, following .; by h is di vision and j of '".3tice, were con- j .: v. as a victim of at- j Meehan .?aid posi- ! I ? ce .'?'? -1 no orders *o ; . tion. : the extent of his ac '? ? ?.' said his bureau's? in- , ? to talking to Mr. , . .' - ral Bi n ?on, Martin Gil- ' ? .- to the admiral, rta n ng the findings of the tice. He to I the i' - t! .' ? inv< tigation of about June ] of Mr. Walsh to say whether ng'.e ::. ? e-?? igation con- i ?-..- B rd prior to - ' lid not. Sand? Reiterates His ( harj;?-?. ? - r yesterday'a ? : . - resumed tho stand ? . that the - ? , lie testified, he paid to ? .-. share in the n the form of a ?.jar: was - '? and '?-? the foi m fled. ' Kelley, of M ichigan, . ? tee, read into ?. - of a report sub ? : : ng Board by the redil division to the ? - tanding of the Provi ring Corpi rat ion, of the head, iry and jus uti acl to thi . :?:?:ng Boaid. .?:??! to contradict the yes! erday morning .' the $40, ?. fou i note him as an official r a '.-.?? Bari*k of ?? - - ng $1.0 ration, enabling it to rom thi board, - ? ds '.ave Boiling a (heck ,- . . .. 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', II 11. ? .it, ? 1.1 ,'.;.- A'l A jt>. Streetcars for Churchgoers Ouly, Is Blue Law Chief's Aim Or. Bowlby Also Would Bar Sunday Newspapers and Cut Auto Gas Supply; K. of C. Will Fight Lord's Day Alliance Plan While th? plan to limit Sunday oper- ! ation of subway and "L" trains and trolle-y cars to those actually needed for churchgoers and travelers from necessity was being revealed yester? day as part of the program of the Lord's Day Alliance and kindred or? ganization?, striving for a nation-wide Puritan Sunday, the Knights of Colum? bus announced the initiation of a counter-offensive to fight the enact? ment of blue laws?coordinating it with their camr-Uffn against Red radi? calism. James A. Flaherty, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, made known that the lecturers of the order who address between 3,000,000 and 4,000,000 persons throughout the coun? try each winter, have been instructed to preach in connection with their cru? sade against extremism, opposition to the prohibition of Sunday sports. He said: "The Knights of Columbus oppose no sane ideas of reform, and will al ways work heartily for the propaga? tion of these ideas. But wo regard extremism of every kind as dangerous to tho country-radical extremism and reformers' extremism. We believe that lawful Sunday sports are aids to a healthy public life and we consider it mischievous interference to attempt to promote what are known as rigid blue laws." Appeal to Traction Companies Meanwhile, the Rev. Dr. Harry L, Bowley, secretary of the Lord's Day alliance, is preparing, he said, to issue a foi mal appeal to Frank Hedlcy, pres? ident of Dw Interborough; Lindley M. Garrison, receiver of the B. R. T. sys? tem, and other transportation chiefs, to curtail their Sunday service to the minimum required to transfert wor? shippers between their hunes and church and to take care of absolutely essential travel. "And if they can't see their way to comply with the suggestion?" Dr Bowlby was asked. "In that case," he answered, careful? ly weighing hia words, "a propositior (Continu?d on pao? four) Fifty Families lu Queens Flee Brewery Blaze 200 Persons Routed From Beds Early This Morning by Fire That Threatens Tenements in Glendale Oxygen Tanks Explode Hysterical Mothers Lose Children in Wild Rush From Apartment Houses Fifty families, numbering more than 200 persons, many of them garbed only : in their night clothes, were routed out cf bed at 1 o'clock this morning when fire threatened the destruction cf the Welz &. Zerweck Brewing Company's I laut, Madison Street and Wyckoff Ave? nue, in Glendale, Queens. The explosion of oxygen tanks added to the panic of the roused families, who occupied seven large tenements on , Madison Street, adjoining the property,' many women separated from their chii- j ('ron becoming hysterical. Police Reserves Called Police reserves were called from the Glendale station and '-very effort was made to check a panic among the frenzied dweller.- of the Madison Street block, many of whom imperiled their lives by attempting to re?nter t,heir homes to rescue personal effect.-. While a squad of reserves held the crowd outside the danger zone, oilier reserves sought shelter in nearby houses for the scantily clad children who had been turned out into the cold when the first alarm of fire was sounded. Three alarms were turned in, and for a time it was feared the flames would wipe out trie brewery property and the adjacent buildings. Fire Starts in Garage The tire originated in the garage of the brewery and spread to an addition used as a bottling plant. At 2 o'clock th'u. morning the police reported the fire was under control and the families in the houses along Madison Avenue were permitted to return. The fire was the third within three months at the brewing plant. The first fire occurred during the early days of the B. R. T. strike. Another iiru was di covered In the plant about six weeks later. The origin of last night's fire has not beei determined. One Dead in Tornado, $ 100,000 Property Loss I'ort Arthur. Texas, Hit hy High Win?! That Lasts for Two Minute?? BEAUMONT, Tex., Nov. 2G. ? One person dead, another missing and prop? erty loss of approximately ? 100,000 is i the result of a tornado of two minutes' duration which struck late to-day at Port-Arthur, Tex. A portion of the Port Arthur Canal ft Dock--Company's sheds was demol? ished by the storm. American Lost in Germany Carried Million Marks; May Have fieen Murdered BERLIN, Nov. 20, An American named Chase, who was on his way to h .? family, has d? ?appeared from the Dortmund Railroad station, the newspapers report. Two American i .. laintances alno are missing. i ha e, a goldsmith, is known to have had a million marks in his possession. The police are searching on th*3 as? sumption that he was murdered. Amiy vs. Navy ""THE big game to-day will be covered in Tribune style by the Tribune experts: (irantland Hice Heywtnnl ilrtmn For all the details and, in ad? dition, brilliant, writing read The Sunday Tribune Doctor Fights Razor Battle Over a Nurse \ _I I Dr. John W. McElroy and Apartment House Man? ager Engage in Desperate j Struggle in Room at Hotel | - Both Accuse Each Other i Ralph Burkhardt Is in Hos? pital With. Wounds in Throat; Physician Jailed Dr. John W. McElroy, who is at? tached to the Post-Graduate Elospitnl, and Ralph Burkhardt, manager of n row ?of apartment houses on Cathedral Park ! way, fought with razors last night in ! the physician's room at the Hotel Albert. ! in East Eleventh Street, until the fur? niture was upset and smashed, the en ; tire hotel aroused and Burkhardt se- : i ; ! riously injured. The physician suffered -, peveral minor clashes. Both arc under arrest, charged with I felonious assault. Burkhardt is in St, Vincent's Hospital. The police said i that the men fought as the result, of | peremptory notice served on Dr. Mc? Elroy by Burkhardt that his attentions to a nurse with whom Burkhardt was j acquainted must cease at once. In one particular, the police said, i the stories told by both men agreed? neither ever had laid eyes on the other , until Burkhardt thrust open the phy- I sician's door and walked in. Says Doctor Attacked Him That was about 8 o'clock. Burkhardt had entered the hotel and gone straight : to Dr. McElroy's room on the sixth floor without making inquiries at the desk or elsewhere, so far as the police I could learn. His account of his call is that he informed the physician that his attentions to a certain young , woman must cease and that they were discussing the subject without heat when the doctor got a razor from his trunk and attacked him. Dr, McElroy's version of the encoun? ter is that, without previous notice by telephone or even by a knock, his door swung open arid Burkhardt walked in, ?pulled a razor and cried: "I'm going to get you! " Dr. McElroy said that he dodged the ! wild slash which the intruder made at, '? him, shoved him aside with a thrust of : his arm and told him that he must, have come to the wrong room. "No; you're the man I want!" Burk I hardt replied, according to the physi? cian, and rushed at him again. I>r. McElroy, whose home 's in At? lanta, Ca., used to play football at Georgia Tech, and since then has he!d a commission in the Gordon High? landers in Flanders, and the rank of major in the American Expeditionary ! Forces. He 'was wounded three limes I at Ypres and doesn't run at the sight or cedd steel, whethei it's a bayonet or , u razor. Whichever man started the proceod (Centlnurd on pao? Mivrn) U. S. Warships, on Duty In Adriatic!, Withdrawn D'Annun/.io Meanwhile Is Try? ing Desperately l<? Prevent Acceptanee of Kapallo Pact Hpecial Uisjititch to The Tribune Copj : Ighi Now York Tribun? Inc MILAN, Italy, Nov. Jih ?American warships which have been on duty in the Adriatic are leaving for other posts since the concl ; ion of the Rapallo agreement between Italy and the Jugo | Slavs. ? The Olympia is bound for the Black ? Sea, where she will take uboard refu? gees at Odessa. She will return to the Adriatic later to .mek up the Ameri? cans who are still in Dalmatia. Her final de-t inal ion is not given. Meanwhile D'Annunzio is continuing his desperate efforts to prevent the ac? ceptance and execution of the Rapallo agreement. Me has sent a long reply to an Italian diplomatic note to Gen? eral Caviglia at Trieste, declaring that he does not recognize the right of either Italy or Jugo-Slavia to define the limits of the independent stato i !" ? Finme wit hout corn- ulti ng it. He demands the inclusion in the late of I inn r; of : iak and neighbor : tig d is 1 rlct m. I le has sent n di tn - h - men?, of this ! i ooj) i I o occupj ' he , lands in the Bay of Fiume, which the Italian garrisons were about to aban don. .'*>.'? in Peril on Steamer j ASTORIA, Ore., Nov. 20. "S. 0 S." i mils were received here thi-! Afternoon from the steamer Santa Rita, a short ditttanco south of UmatilJ? Reof, The call ?aid the Btcnmer win iti di tres? land the lives of thirty-three persons wer? in danger. Brindell Gets Until Tuesday To FilePlea Stadtmiller Will Plead to Extortion Charge on Same Day; Five Jurors Selected to Try Backer New Move Made To Bloek Inquiry Conboy Again Seeks to Keep Books of Building Bureau From Committee The developments in the Lockwood committee's investigation of 'he hous? ing situation consisted almost wholly yesterday of a series of battles in the courts. The first criminal tria! growing out of the inquiry came before Judge Otto Rosalsky in General Sessions in the case of George S. Backer, millionaire builder, indicted on a charge of per? jury in connection with his testimony before the committee. The proceed? ings yesterday only got as far as the selection of five jurors. Robert P. Brindell, head of the Build? ing Trades Council, under four indict? ments on charges of extortion and at? tempted extortion, and Peter J. Stadt miller, his alleged chief of staff, also under indictment for alleged extortion were arraigned for pleading before Judge Mulqueen. .Martin W. Littleton attorney for the two men, obtained un? til November 30 to make motions ot make whatever pleas he may desire. After having been thwarted three times in his attempts to tie up the Lockwood committee's work with in? volved proceedings in the courts, Mar? tin Conboy, counsel for the Builders Supply Bureau and the Association ol Dealers in Masons' Building Materials appeared before Justice Henry I' Hotchkiss yesterday in another effor to keep the books and papers of thesi organizations out of the hand-- of thi committee. Justice Hotchkiss last Wednesd.iv re fused to vacate the committee's sub prena requiring the appearance befon the Lockwood body of Miss ?lizabetl O'Dea, secretary of the Builders' Sup ply Bureau, with ail books and paper of the bureau. Attempts to have th seizure of the books stayed were agai defeated before Judge McAvoy. Con boy then took his case to the Appellat Division, with the same result. He re newetl his attatck before Justice Hocch kiss ye.-terday. Where- . he had previously contende that the committee was not 'onstitu tional, he ye terday held that the sub pcenas forcintc the organizations to pr< dure their books violated the civ rights of the plaintiffs. Conboy d< clared that the books of the firms wer not now in hi-- possession and ths while the committee might have th right to search them he questioned it right to seize them. He said he ha ?been informed that the committee ?'. tends ?o seize them for examination j its meeting next Tue; day. "In such case," he asserted, "; I least, a small sized rio: will ensue if 1 physically interfere and try to prever such threatened seizure." Promises Decision To-day Justice Hotchkiss seemed surprise at Conboy's statements as to the con j mittee's right ot' seizure, and remarke : that ?f that, right was not vested in tb committee along with its right 1 I Eearch it would simply be farcies ; Samuel Untermyer, counsel for tl committee, argued that if this right t secure po se sion of books with a sul prrna duces tecum was not recognize aPc-gad illegal combinations nev would be broken up. Justice Hotchki: asked the counsel to file briefs at promised a decision to-day. In connection with the Brineiell pr ceedings before .Indite Mulqueen General Sessions, Attorney Littleto ! in reply to Special Assistant Distri Attorney Richter'? plea for an ear trial, said that his clients must 1 considered innocent until provi guilty. "That Is so," interrupted Judge Mr queen, "and if inn,.cent they ha been gravely wronged. Por that re son they should be eager to estnbli i their innocence us soon as possibl . If, on the other hand, they are guilt the public should be acquainted wi i the fact just, as prompt ly." During th.- proceedings Judge Mi i queen remarked that the extraordina I grand jury to he empanelled next we would take over the consideration graft evidence unearthed by the Loc wood committee. A semblance of relations was i stored yesterday between the Board 1.-Mu?ate and Samuel Untermyer Meier Steinbrink, appointed '?> ass , the board in it ? invest ipal ion of t $62,000,000 worth of outstanding ci ; toiiti act Mr. Steinbrink conferred with A ! Untermj er, n fter v h ich ?I was e nounced that Mr. Untermyer and me bers of the Lockwood committee wot ineet the board in executive se3si n.-xt Monday at noon to go over t contracts and affidavits suggested Mr. Unt ermj ir, wh Ich conti cto r ? < ; ing city wor!-. will hi .. ked to lign a means of protecting i he city a_"in (Continued on n,\g.> three) ?Lad Flees Willi Pay Boll To Beach Dvi?ijjr Father I.^-Year-Old Baldwin l.oiomo? live Works Oflice Boy Hi? appears With $1,300 PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2?. A fifteen i year-old oflice hoy di 'appeared to-day I from the Ba Idw n l ici motive Works v. i I pay envelope conl ?lining ? 1,300. I he lad i ? Klliotl M icem r, ano a i ve.-u mi,/ to ? ? hi f;.! in--, said to be dyin - m Spi I. me, Wash , ! be ieved by detective to liavi indu red him to leave i the city hurriedly. The hoy's mother ' started aero i the country Sunday ! ighl m a race to see her husband be i for.- Ik? died, and the lad is believed to he following. The boy -va, last seen going down i he fire t wer of the works shortly be? fore noon. The empty pay ho.\ was found in the tower. The boy wan luis'uit'.n? i'!.'i: itrlbuting pay envelope!! bofore he dlBnr-poarcd. Graft Inquiry Causes Mayor of Tokio to Quit i - | TOKIO, Nov. 2G.-?Viscount | Tajira, Mayor of Tokio, and other j officials resigned to-day in conse- j quence of the investigation which j has been started into graft scan- j dais, as a result of which there have heen nineteen arrests. Premiers May Decide Fate of Middle Europe Continent Awaits Kesult of Conference in London I on Which Bit; Questions of Many (Nations Depend Armenia's Future Up, - Britain and France Report? ed Nearer (Inity in Views on Russia Than in Months By Arthur S. Draper From The Tribune's European Bureau Copyright, 1020. New Fork Tribune Inc. LONDON, Nov. 26.-?All Europe is awaiting the outcom of the conferences being held in London by Premiers Leygues of France and Lloyd George of Great Ilritain, backed by a host of experts. The Assembiy of the League of Nations, sitting in Geneva, lias had to postpone its public sessions until the results of this London meeting of premiers are known. t The whole of middle Europe is in? volved in the discussions going on be? tween the premiers. Not only are the ?Greek, Turkish and Asia Minor ques? tions under discussion, but Poland and Bolshevik Russia are being talked of, together with German reparations. French Deeply Interested The French are profoundly interested in the result of Leygues'.-. first en? counter with Lloyd George. Some re . gret is expressed that Premier Giolitti ! of Italy was unable to come to London for the conference, but he is ably rep ? relented by Count Sforza, the Foreign i Minister, and ex-Premier Venizelos of Greece is said to be on the way to London. The futur? of Armenia will depend largely upon the decisions reached by \ the Premiers, despite the fact that the League of Nations Council has gone phead with its invitation to the powers to accept responsibility in The case of Armenia. The preliminary discussion between the Premiers began this afternoon. Lloyd George was supported by Earl Curzon and Sir Maurice Hankey. Leygues was backed by Philippe Ber thelot and Paul Cambon. The first question raised was whether i any Entente declaration of policy should be made before the plebiscite ', is held in Greece, December 5, to de ! termine the succession to the throne. ?Before coming to London Leygues had '? emphasized the repugnance with which ??'ranee would view the return of Con stantine, but no announcement of British policy was given out. Russian Situation Discussed This discussion involved a review of the treaty with Turkey and the Anglo-Franco-Dalian agreement, signed at Sevres in August, as well as the closely allied subject of Russia. The French Premier has just inti? mated that, although no trad.- agree? ment with Russia was contemplated by France in the near future, the Paris government would not stand in the way of private commercial agreements. It is announced here that the Brit? ish agreement with the Soviets, made through Leonid Krassin, will be signed in the next few days. Italian policy is in line with the British. France has altered her policy materially with the collapse of General Wrangel's South Russian armies, which she. had recognized and supported. Although it would cause much sur? prise if the French should suddenly see eye to eye with t tie British on this subject, it can be said definitely that the British and French are nearer unity on their view of Russia to-night than they have been for months. The preliminary conferences dis? closed some differences of opinion on the questions of Greece and Russia but these were not as great even a had been expected. The discussion: v.-i.l be resumed to-morrow. Would Make League Rule Bind Nations ._i Canadian, Backed by Vivi ani, Wants All Govern? ments to Give Delegates Full Right of Action Six Amendments to Covenant Sought' British Lose Fight to Keep Non-Mandatorv Powersl From Control of Board By Ralph Courtney Special rabie to Th' Tribune Copyright, 1920, New York Tribun? ino GENEVA. Nov. 26.?In Commission j No. t of the League of Nations Assem- ! bly, which deals with the internal ma? chinery of the organization, Canada, supported by France, to-day made pro? posals which, if adopted, will entirely change the complexion of the league. Newton W. Powell, one of the Cana? dian delegates, presented six proposi? tions, of which the most important was that all members of both the council and the league Assembly be considered representatives of their governments and that the decisions of the league shall be binding on the home govern? ments. Although Commission No. 1 has al? ready ruled that no amendments to the league covenant shall be admitted at this session, Rowell contends that i his proposals aro merely interpreta ! tions of the covenant and have, a right to stand. Ren? Viviani, of France, who is on ! the commission, supported Rowell, i arguing that he, too, believed that the i delegates sent to the league should i be representative of the different gov ' ernments. i The commission was unable to come i to any decision on the proposals, but it appointed Rowell and Viviani as a | committee to formulate a scheme. It is reported that despite Viviani's I attitude Rowell's idea is not looked on ; with much favor by Leon Bourgeois, the other French delegate on the com 1 mission, but it is believed that in an , open debate on the subject Viviani ?could carry the. Assembly with him>. Other members of the commission ?re said to be somewhat doubtful of i Rowell's proposal. Rowell's Argument Rowell's argument is that his pian would allow the league to undertake ' much of the work that is being done i now by the Supreme Council and by the Council of Ambassador? it? Paris. , Rowell contends that his interpreta? tion is undoubtedly what the men who i drew up the covenant intended. He pointed out. that as the covenant says that the league's decisions shall bo J binding on all members, all govern? ments ought to be represented. There ' would be no point in requiring a unan? imous vote in both the Council and the Assembly unless it was understood . 'hat all governments would bow to ' the league's decisions. flu- Canadian delegates say that they j would prefer to see Article,X crossed oui of the covenant and would have in ' troduced a proposal to eliminate it had not the commission discouraged the in ; troduction of changes in the covenant at : the present stage of the league's devel? opment. They assert that the Canadian government bus gone very carefully . into Article X and has decided that, as Canada interprets it, no harm can come from it. The Canadians insist that they feel that, their independence is fully safeguarded by the clause which requires a unanimous vote in the Council and in the Assembly. Rowel! said to-day that the com? ments of General Jan C. Smuts and i Lord Robert Cecil on the covenant su ce its creation had given Canada to ? understand that before any steps could i be taken which would alfect her, such ' as the summoning of an armed force L'or any purpose, the Canadian delegates to the league would have an opportu? nity to vote on the subject, and if they voted against ?ny proposal affecting ? Canada, unanimitj in the Council or the Assembly would be impossible', and j the proposal under consideration would 'nave to be abandoned. | Cecil's Idea on Representation Lord Robert Cecil, discussing with I the Tribune correspondent to-nigh; j his conception of what the relations of | the Assembly and Council ought to be, | said: "1 was surprised the other day to ! hear a prominent member of one com j mission say that he did not consider himself a representative of his gov? ernment. Certainly our idea in Paris was that the members of the league Council should represent ?heir govern? ments. The Assembly, on the other (Contlnuril on next page) Baker lief uses Unknown Hero's Body for Vie tor v Hall Honor ,..,,. , rji- .'? :'?'??-> Washington Burea* WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 1. Th ? War Department will not permit the body ?of an unidentified American soldier to lie ?u the crypt of Victory Hall in N'ow York City, Secretary Raker definitely ruled to-day. The War Secretary refused il'" re? quest of the Victory Hall Association's ! special committee, which laid before j him last week a resolution seeking his approval for tl e scheme, on the ground that to comply with the request would establi: h a precedent tea- ? luid have I to be followed should other citi? ?? eek similar authority. "The Victory Hall proposed to bo erected in New York,*' said Mr. Baker, I "i-, but one of a large number of monu? ments which will lo- erected in the United States in memory e>f the serv? ices and sacrifices of our army in the World War. Each of them will, of course, have an e ipeclal local s'gnifi canee, but each of them no doubt will aspire to the larger commemorative quality of honoring all' of our deal. Whatever action, therefore, is taken i with regard to the proposed Victory ; Hall ?a New. York will lie n precedent, and while ein- naturally recognizes the preeminence of New Veri-; as a center of population and of commerce, iiuver thole s less populous communities would not i>e contented to hi- denied the ame opportunity to show their reverence and respect, "As a consequence, "??ere ;h;s request .nod others like it to be granted the un idi nf ifieel of ' he American Expedi tionary Forces would finally be scattered here and the-re. separated from the companionship of others who fell in the samo cause. i have already had proposed to me a number e>f similar - requests from gre-at churches and so? cieties, and as to them all I have felt ? that the request could not be granted because of the precedent invoiced and because in no other caso could the symbolic significance bo achieved which war. desired." Barriers Shut Public From Downing Street LONDON, Nov. 27 (By The I Associated Press).?The erection I of barriers eight feet high which will exclude the public from Downing Street and adjacent Charles Street was begun to? night. Both streets lead from Whitehall to a group of govern? ment departmental offices, in? cluding the Foreign Office and the India Office, and also the of? ficial residences of Premier Lloyd George and Andrew Bonar Law, the government leader in the House of Commons. U. S. May Deny Passports for Irish Inquiry Unofficial American Conimis sioners Must Define Pur? pose of Visit to Erin Be? fore Colby Will Make Move Maurer IlasBeenRebuffed State Department Embar? rassed by Attack on British Fias; by Crowd in 5th Ave. Fron: The Tribune's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Nov. 26.?Passports for members of the unofficial American commission to visit Ireland and Eng? land to investigate the Irish situation, named by the American Commission on Conditions in Ireland, may be re? fused by the State Department, it was strongly intimated to-day in responsible circles. Applications of several mem? bers of the proposed commission are now before the passport bureau of the State Department for issuance, but thus far none has been authorized by Secretary Colby. It was said at the department that 1 the issuance of passports for the ? American investigators "would depend ? on the purpose of their visit to the ! British Isles." The members of the commission In | elude Major Oliver P. Newman, for : merly District Commissioner of Wash i ington; the Rev. Norman Thomas, pub i lisher of The World To-morrow, of ? New York City; James H. Maurer, i President of the Pennsylvania State ; Federation of Labor, and known as a i .Socialist leader; Arthur Gleason, a ' New York writer, and Dean Robert ; Morse Lovett, of Chicago University. One Maurer PaHsport Revoked Special scrutiny of the application | of Mr. Maurer is to be given by the I State Department because of the fact that, about a year ago a passport is? sued to him for visiting England and European count ea to make a survey of labor conditi n-, was revoked just before his contemplated departure. While the State Department has | rigorously opposed taking any action j that might be interpreted as offending either the Irish sympathizers in this country or the British government, it was strongly indicated to-day that the attitude of certain Sinn Fein aelherents in this countrv was making most dif? ficult the "hands off" policy of the State Department. The rioting by Irish sympathizers yesterday before the Union Club in ?New York City, where efforts were made to remove the British colors ! flying alongside ensigns of the United 1 States and France, was referreel to by I State Department officials to-day as a most regrettable incident and one '?? which may call for an official expres? sion of regret to the British Embassy here. In this connection, however, it was said that the visit to-day to the department by Sir Auckland Geddes, the British Ambassador, had no con nection with the New York inc lent. It was considered sign ficant, how? ever, that Ambassador Geddes has been at the State Department on two pre? vious occasions tins week and held lengthy conferences with Secretary of State- Colby. The subjects discussed at these meetings, of course, were not dis? closed. An official expression of regret was dispatched to the British Embassy here early this year by the State De? partment when Irish sympathizers burned a British flag on the steps of the Treasury Building, although no 1 protest had been laid befor-, the de? partment by the embassy. In that in? cident the position was taken by the . department that the insuit, occurred on : American government property. U. S. Quick to Apologize Violation of the American color? in foreign countries, which also has oc? curred, brought forth speedy apologies ; from the.se governments, and the pol | icy has been adhered to by th s gov Fish Bone is Removed From Sutherland*? Spine Slat?* Senator From Kins-t County Recovering From Delicate Operation State Senator Kenneth Sutherland was being congratulated last night by his friends at his hume, 2834 West 1st Street, Coney Island, on his recov? ery from an operation for the removal of a fish bone from his spinal cord. Dr. Philip I. Xash, his ph; cian, said ?the Senator's recovery would be rapid. Two years ago when the Senator was can ?? lie. ?: ? .- for ree led ion he ? as n jured in an auti m ibile accident on " ? '- nue '." ab ' formed en his sie i.--. Tl.ain became u acate : recently that the Senator decid id to . ibi lit to '.lie operation, winch was ; er f, mied at the Harbor Hospital last ; Wednesday. In the absces , a the I base of the spinal column, the fish bone was found. Dr. Nash says the opera? tion was entirely successful. The Sen 1 ?tor has no recollection of having swal i lowed the bone. ,-,?? rini-tinr-t, N. ('?ilolf ?ml nil other I -.porta; many championship ovenf? echod i ulfld. Threiueh Inilliaan, Perm., . Ol? p m. 1 ?allr.?Advt. Griffith and Other Sinn Fein Chiefs Sent to Jail Founder Taken From Bed! by British and Rushed to Cell as Troops Search! and Strip Dublin Home Raid Is Surprise To Lloyd George Other Leaders Hurriedly Arrested; Irish Meeting in England Forbidden; Big Round-Up in Erin, From, Th? Tribune's Kuro/?ea-? Bureau (Cor.vriffht. 1920. New York Tribun? Ido.) LONDON, Nov. 26.?Dublin Cas? tle struck a heavy blow to-day in Ireland, beginning a round-up of Sinn F?in leaders which the London evening papers hail as signalizing a determined effort to stifle all op position to British rule by putting the heads of the republican move? ment in jail. The crown forces arrested Arthur Griffith, the founder of Sinn F?in and acting president of the "Irish republic"; Professor John Mc? Neill, Member of Parliament for th? Nationalist University in Derry; McNeill's son, Joseph McBride and E. J. Duggan, Sinn F?in Members of Parliament, and many other i-epub licans. The first arrests were made this morning and to-night the round ; up is continuing. Big Clean-up Move? Begun The round-up is the biggest ele^n-np movement started by the government since the Easter rebellion in 1916. ; Griffith was arrested after that clash, , bul was later released. Griffith was taken in bed at his horns. He offered no resistance. No arms were found in his home, but a large J number of documents wer-! captured and confiscated. Griffith is supposed to have been the directing genius of the Sinn P?in or j ganization during Eamon de Vulera'a | absence in the United States. Profes | sor MacNeill 'was formerly viee-presi j dent of the "Irish republic," and is de ! scribed as one of the principal organi? sers of the Sinn F?in army. Both ! Griffith and MacNeill have been popu? larly regarded ar moderate? Sinn i Keiner;-. Griffith Arrest a Surpris? - LONDON, Nov. 26 (By The Asso? ciated Press,.?The arrest of Arthur ! Griffith in Dublin, it is said, came *b i a great surprise to Premier Lloyd ? George and the Irish Office. It is even declared that it brought forth some adverse criticism from the Premier and ' from those in the inner circles of 10 Downing Street, tue Premier's offl ? cial residence. No orders for the arre?t of Griffith ; had been issued here, it is said. Higher officials have considered him one of | the strongest moderating influences in '? Sinn Fern organization, and no evi?. I dence to the contrary, report says, h*?, (been forwarded to them from Dubli: DUBLIN, Nov. 26 I By The Associated Pre - - i. A statement issued from Dub? lin Castle, the seat of the government, ? with regard to the Griffith arrest, read; "Arthur Griffith wa?. arrested at his residence in St. Lawrence Road at 2 a. m. A large quantity of literature? 'ah- taken from his house. No arm? were found. He was in bed at the time, ami was taken away in a motor lorry. He mad" no statement. ;Ls arrest was effected without, trouble." Griffith Seheelulert for Address Mr. Griffith was to have addressed a meeting of the ?ri-:i Self-DeterminatioB League at .Mane-he.-er next Sunday. When the news of the arre.-,-, of Grif? fith and Professor MacNeill wa? circu? lated it created a great sensation ro ighout the Dublin population. In a vivid account of the raid on the and her husband's arrest, Mrs. Griffith said: "The reason why both Arthur and Professer MacNeill are being taken away is that no moderate leaders will to guide the young men. and the British government may think they will c me out. It has been trying to force them out in order to massacre . Griffith saiil she was awakened at 'iv1 o'clock this morning by tho crashing of a pane of glass in the front itoor of the Griffith home, "i jumped to the window of our up Iroom and called out," sh? continued. "Tho seven men compos Ing the party pointed revolvers at me, shotting '< ome down at on-e.' "1 turned ar.d called to Arthur 'Here they come; jump,' and then slipped on a dressing gown and ran downstairs. The men, all of them members of the [auxiliary police, had reached the !and ing already. They had 'mashed the ? window and cut the door chain. They rushed ?nto Arthur's room with re? volver! pointed and placed him, under ! arrest. "When they took him away later T ? said to them: 'Where ere vou going to ; put him?' To tl is one of them re . plied: 'We are g< ing to shoot or han-; him, as he jolly well deserves.' "Our seven-year-old child, who had dee] ng by our bed, he-ard the rema - began to scream and became ric;.1,. As they drove off, however. ai.'her man Bhouted back: 'Wc at? taking him to the Bridewell.' Third Arrest of Leader Mrs. Griffith said her husband had been sleeping at home for the tir-1 time in a week. She recalled that th'?. was the third time he had been ar^ rested. The first wa? in the" winter rising of 1916, when he was kept Im? prisoned for eight month?, and the see.