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Vol. LXXX No. 27,06:1
(C'opTrlBht, 1920,
New York Tribune Ine.)
First to Last? the Truth
N ews ? Editorials ? A dvenisements
DECEMBER 18, 1920
Tartly cloudy to-dav; to-morrow ??en
erally fair; strong north
w?M*t winds
Tal! Report on Laat Fag?
* * *
In Greater New Tork
Within 200 MilM I KIx,?h.r.
29 Cut Stone
Men Heavily
Fined as All
Plead Guiltv
_ j
Members of Hettrick
Code of Praetiee Must
Pay $2,500 to $5,000
Each or Go to Prison
Clemency Given ou
Untermyer's Plea
Minutes of Steel Erect?
ors Show They Paid
Cash to I. W. W.; Brin
dell Trial in January
The twenty-nine members of the'
Cue Stone Contractors' Associa?
tion who were recently indicted on
charges growing out of the 1,-ock
wood committee's housing investiga?
tion pleaded guilty to violations of
the Donnelly anti-trust law yes- i
After pleas of leniency were made!
by their counsel, former Judge Clar?
ence J. Shearn, and by Samuel Un
termyer, counsel for the committee, |
Justice McAvoy, of the Supreme i
Court, before whom they appeared,
imposed f3nes of $2,500 each upon
the individuals and the corporations
they represented, bringing* the pen?
alty of each firm up to $5,000, the
full amount allowed by the law.
Two of the defendants, however,
Henry Haniein and Rudolph Seus.
not being co3inected with corpora- ?
tiens, were fined $5,000 each.
Given Twenty-four Hours to Pay
Justice McAvoy ordered that the ;
?'.ne? be paid within twenty-four hours,
warning the defe33dar.ts they would j
i.ave to spend a day in jail for every
ollar remaining unpaid within that'
?. .ne.
While John T. Hettrick, the lawyer e
head of the code of practice scheme of j
?llusive bidding to which the cut stone!
3nen had subscribed, was also indicted ?
on the same charges he was not in-!
eluded in the extension of leniency;
.: ! therefore did not jilead ye.-terday.;
". is out on $100,000 bail.
Mr, Untermyer based his'pieas forj
e'emency on the ground that the jnen
'-?;. assured of the legality
A their operations by Hettrick, that
ley had disbanded their combination
jnd that they have bees? of great, ai
?istance to the state in prosecutions
that are under way.
He added significantly that "their
?.id in other prosecutions that are
oout to be brought ?sJikely to enable
the committee to uncover felonious
en in the way of defrauding Che.
? and other frauds which other
? se never would have been uncovered."!
Hearing in an Uproar
The report of the stand Mr. Unter- i
myer was to take in the matter o'j
len ency -tor these men was the cause ;
of the stormiest session in the history
of the investigation. Just before the \
committee was preparing to adjourn |
for the day, Senator Kapian, Democrat, ;
>? from his seat on the rostrum oc-?
pied by the committee and moved
? --" the courts be asked to impose the
maximum jail sentence on persons
plsading guilty to indictments.
The meeting chamber was at once
'. into an uproar. Mr. Unter
jumped to his feet and objected
'?at the committee waa not concerned
with the criminal proceedings and that
tne r* . ? i ?? :'or dealing with the
ition of the indictments rested
with the courts. Mr. Untermyer inti?
mated that Senator Kaplan's motion
wag inspired by an editorial attack
-por, the counsel by a certain news- ;
--per and tnat it was simply intended
to ersate dissension in the committee. :
Amid the ail ?. late hissing and cheer?
ing of the spectators, the committee
finally wert i. i , executive session and
(Contir.uMl on ?ase tljhti
Banker Falls to Death
From Office Window
Edtcarrl V. Gambier Plunges 10
Sir,rien Into Broadway; Wax
Taking Pictures, Is Belief
ard V. Gambier. fifty-five year
'?id, '
K?m? ..
257 Broadway.
f;a,'r:bi'*r strack th?.
fisg r,o'.': which protrude? from th<
' the insurance building
? ?st at the feet of Wil
tUn Ogden, special officer of the Atlan
I r
Whether Gambier was the victim of
?i see lent i (determined. The fact
that he was a; amateur photographer
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World Court Is Ratified
By 9 League Members
GENEVA. Dec. 17 (By The
Associated Presse.?Nine nations,
led by Japan, to-day signed a
protocol giving executive ap?
proval to the international court
of justice ?et up by the League
of Nations. Portugal signed a
provision for obligatory jurisdic?
tion, while the other nations sim?
ply gave their consent to the
court plan without the obligatory
The latter nations were Greece,
Paraguay, Uruguay, Siam, New
Zealand, Norway and Sweden. It
is expected that from four to six
other nations will ratify the court !
project before the adjournment of i
the Assembly to-morrow night.
Bryan* Gerard
And Reed Talk j
With Harding
Commoner, After Confer?
ence, Announces He Will
Stand Behind Republican
Despite Partisan Politics
Foreign Policies Up
James Speyer Confers onMex- !
ican Situation ; Woman !
Urges World Association
From a Staff Correspondent
MARION, Ohio, Doc. n.--After a]
visit with the President-elect to-day, I
William Jennings Bryan departe-} to- i
night, declaring ' is purpose to .stand
behind Senator Harding, without re?
gard to partisan polities. The three
time Democratic candidate for the
Presidency said he believed Mr. Har- '?
ding's whole purpose is to do what he ?
honestly and conscientiously believes
to be best tor the American people. i
Three Democrats mounted the steps '
of the front porch to-day to confer i
with Senator Harding about interna-I
tional affairs. They were Mr. Bryan, ?
James W. Gerard, former Ambassador
to Germany, and Senator James A. j
P.eed, of Missouri.
Thes? Democrats arrived separately
and conferred alone with Mr. Harding, I
and the sum of their discussions con- ;
stituted the fulfillment of another Har
ding ?campaign p.edge. It was on August ;
28, comparatively early in the cam- '
paign, when the Republican Presiden- |
tial nominee, explaining from his front '
porch to a visiting delegation what he
purposed to offer in place of the Wil- '?
ron League of Nations, said:
Fulfills Campaign Pledge
"What is in my mind is th<* wisdom
of calling into real conference the |
ablest and most experienced minds uf
this country, from whatever walk of i
life they may be derived, and without,
regard to party affiliation to formu?
late a definite, practical plan for the
consideration of the controlling for-1
eign powers."
The visit of Mr. Bryan, who arrived
wearing a black soft hat of wide brim j
and a long, black cape, was especially ;
helpful to Senator Harding in continu- ?
ing the development of his plan for an I
association of nations.
The conference with Senator Reed
lasted until late in the night. These I
two Senators of opposite political '
faiths addressed each other as "War?
ren" and "Jim'' and feel alike about the
Wilson league, hence their meeting
may be expected to bear fruit in
strengthened confidence on the part of :
Senator Harding that h<' is on the right
Mr. Gerard was more deeply con?
cerned about th<* fate of Armenia, it
may be gathered from his talks after
leaving Senator Harding, than he was
about any new scheme of international
In his talk with newspaper men this
afternoon Senator Harding said for the
first time that the plan for an associa?
tion of nations designed to promote
peace by referendums on war, which was
outlined here by Colonel George Har?
vey, was the Senator's own plan.
He made it evident that in the con?
ferences which he is i:ow holding his
purpose if to submit this idea to his
visitors and get their views. He said
(Continue?"* ?n pug?, four)
Inspector in
Dublin Slain;
Raids Follow
Castle Official Walking
With Fiancee Shot Down
on Street; Girl Makes
Vain Fight to Save Him
Chaplain of Late
Cork Mayor Seized
Houses Burned and Cattle
Killed in Tipperary as
Result of an Ambuscade
DUBLIN, Dec. 17 (By The Associated
Press).?The entire business section of
Dublin was raided by the police this
evening after the shooting of District
Inspector O'Sullivan of Dublin Castle.
The inspector was passing a fancy fair
in Henry Street, accompanied by a Miss
Moore, to whom he was engaged tu be
O'Sullivan. who was employed in the
Inspector General's office in Dublin
Castle, was wearing civilian clothes.
Henry Street, one of the busiest thor?
oughfares in the city, was thickly
crowded with workers returning home
when the murder occurred.
The shooting took place within fifty
yards of the Neison pillar. Two men
suddenly tired pointblank at O'Sullivan,
who fell. Miss .Moon: seize?! the r??
volver of vne of the assailants of
O'Sullivan and prevented him from
firing again, but the other man dis?
charged his weapon into the body.
Dublin Castle's weekly summary of
?venta in Ireland, issued to-day, con?
tains leading articles on the truce talk,
which it terms just simple plain propa?
Peace Mo\e Rumors Circulate
Out of the crop of rumors circulating
in Dublin to-day regarding a renewal
of efforts toward peace between Eng?
land and the Sinn F?in organization
there emerged an interesting report
that the military authorities in Ireland
actually began negotiations last week
for a conference to arrange a truce.
According to this report, which is
accepted as true by those in close touch
with these developments, the overtures
came from the republicans, and one
meeting was held to consider the pre
liminarier-'. Then came the Cork fires,
which are. said to ha\e so incensed the
Republicans that they broke oil" the
discussions. Intermediaries now uiv
trying to induce them to again meet
with the military authorities.
It is understood the principal ! in?
itial condition the republicans will
seek to impose is amnesty for all mem?
bers of the ii;.h republican army,
including the men whom the govern?
ment has been endeavoring to cap?
The work of the chief intermedia?
ries, Archbishop Clune, of Perth. West?
ern Australia, and Bishop Fogarty, of
Killaloe, is proceeding with the ut?
most secrecy, and it is not considered
likely that either will consent to
make a statement to the press until
the negotiations are well advanced.
There is intense interest in the
movements of Eamon de Valera, anc
in some quarters it is believed not
improbable that he soon will arrive in
MacSwiney's Chaplain ArreBted
?rom 'I lie Tribune's European Bureau
Copyright, 1920* New York Tribune Inc.
LONDON, Dec. 17.?Father Dominic
of the Franciscan Order, who as the pri?
vate chaplain of Terence MacSwinej
attended the hunger-striking Lore
?Mayor of Cork until his death in Brix
ton prison, was arrested this mornins
in a raid on a Dublin monastery.
The raid was made at 2 o'clock. Al
j friars in the community were orderec
into one room, while the premises, in
! eluding the adjoining church, wert
thoroughly searched.
i Father Albert, another member o
i the order, also was taken into custody
; but later he was released.
A Carmelite monastery was raidec
at about the same time, but no arrest!
were made.
The body of Michael Edmond wa:
i found in the hills near Tipperary. I
j is said that four armed men enteret
his house and escorted him out. Shot:
I were heard a few minutes later.
An ambush at Kilcommon, Count;
'Tipperary, yesterday was followed las
night by the burning of houses un?l th?
| killing of cattle in reprisals.
Th?; defenses of Dublin Castle havi
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Pigeon Believed To Be From
Lost Navy Balloon Is Found
i he fate of the three officers in the
;nj'a Hg navy balloon A-6598 lies in the
slender clow brought by a blue pigeon
that fell exhausted into a lonely farm?
house near Parishville, Ni Y., Tuesday
morning after a gallant lAit futile bat?
tle against the elements.
Probably released by the three of?
ficers somewhere above the Canadian
; border, the bird flew into the violent
gale that had driven the helpless bal?
loon 450 miles in twelve hours.
The story of this bird's flight can be
built up from the nature of its condi?
tion v/hen it fell. Its right wing was
broken, and on its left foot a wear
marked 'he place where the message
from the three naval officer? had been
fastened. The rr-vsag?- was lost, as tn<'
carrier wa? undi ubtedly torn from the
bird's l*g during its flight,
Yet the urnval of th in bird in the farm ?
house, coupled with the repon, from
Wells, N. V., laut Monday night gives
an actual indication of the course of
i the mlssina balloon. The spot where
: th<j bini fell Is twenty mi!?** below the
I Canadian border, and v?rifie* the prob
able courue outlined In Tho Tribune
T?,<; missing balloon with Lieutenants
' L. A Kloor, Walter rlinton and 8t<
phen A Parrel!, undoubtedly passed into
i' -.n-i'iti. a little east of Ottawa, and is
1. m Ing um? ?? i /??? In : ?
I snow covered wasters of the tiorthorn
? Quebec wilderness.
in the mean lime tin' naval authori
? ties evinced the first symptoms of
alarm yesterday. In Washington the
Navy Department made a formal ap?
peal to the Canadian authorities
through the British Ambassador to in?
stitute a search for the missing aero?
nauts. In this appeal it was said the
nalloon probably passed the interna
i tional boundary somewhere between
; Cornwall and Prescott.
To-day two army airplanes will be
sctit out from Albany to search for the
missing balloon. Their pilots, Lieuten?
ants Lucas V. l*"'*n and (I. C. McDon?
ald, will operate under the direction
of Commander W. ,S. Delaney, nava!
recruiting officer in the -tare capital.
Using Albany as I heir base I In- ma?
chines will be Mown over the course
up to the St. Lawrence River. This (light
will bo a.*, hazardous as that under
: taken by the balloonists, because lund
ing fields in the Adirondack region are
conspicuous by their absence.
The general alarm sent out from the
wireless station at the Rockaway Naval
Air Station- the starting point of n,?,?
balloonists last Monday no;?!, -has
ln<-,? picked up by the radio stations
along the border and transmitted to the
Canadian stations. These me age
! have started a general search by fon si
ranger", in the wooded and mountaln
, out sections of New fork, Ontario and
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Thief Shoots
Man Down at
Subway Door!
Automobile Salesman Is
Reported in a Critical
Condition After Beins
Held Up in the Bronx
Woman in Taxicab
Robbed in Park
Court Safe Blown Open,
$2,400 in Liberty Bonds
and Tenants'Cash Taken
A. Car! Tiederman, twenty-five years
old, of 2350 Davidson Avenue, was shot
twice last night on Dyckman Street,
near Broadway, by a ?nan who escaped.
11?' is in a critical condition in Colum?
bus Hospital. Police Lieutenant Floyd
Horton died yesterday morning in that
institution, the victim of another hold?
up man.
That portion of yesterday's crime list
which became public also includes the
hold-up and robbery in Central Park
last night of Mrs. Thomas W. Edgar, of
77(3 West End Avenue. She told the
police that her taxicab was held up
by bandits, who searched her at the
point, of a revolver and took all her
money and jewelry.
These were the higl . ghl - on the
long list., wnio.'i also includes the rob?
bery of the safe of the 7th District
.Municipal Curl, of $2,400 in Liberty
bonds and several hundred dollars in
cash; the finding of the body of an
Italian, slioi live times, in front of 233
East 107th Street and numerous hold?
ups and burglaries.
In addition, after suppression by the
police, a series of burglaries in the re?
gion of Audubon Avenue and "both
Street and in West Forty-fifth Street
wore disclosed.
Robber Fires Two Shots
The motive of the shooting of Tie?
derman is still in doubt. The young
man had been visiting his sister at
191st Street and Broadway. 11?: left her
home and was heading for the subway,
? e according to the whispered story
lie wan barely aid.* to tell the police, ?
man ?topped him and claiming to be a
detective began to search him.
When he objected, he said, the man
fired two shots. One struck Tiederman
in the chest, and as he spun around
and fell the other hit him in the back.
Patrolman James Brennan ran toward
the sound of the shots and found the
wounded man lying in the gutter.
A diamond ring, a gold watch arid a
wallet containing $6 were still on
Tiederman',' person. His sister, how?
ever, said he always carried a bank
book. This was missing.
Reserves from the Wes1 177th Street
station were, sent to the neighborhood
and made a thorough search, but found
no trace of the gunman. The descrip?
tion which the wounded man gave the
police says the assailant, was dark,
smooth-shaven, voie a dark suit and
cap and was below the average height.
Tiederman was married a year ago.
Yesterday was the third anniversary
of his enlistment in the Aviatirfn Corps,
He was a sergeant-instructor at Kelly
Field, Texas, lunng the war. He is
employed by the Republic Truck Com?
Mrs. Edgar told the police that she
was on the way to a reception of the
American Criterion Society, of which
she is a member, in the Hotel Commo?
dore last night when she was he.d uf
and robbed. She ordered a taxi, she
said, from a stand on Broadway neai
Ninety-sixth Street and started down
town in it about 0:45.
On the w.-.y through the park, neai
th? West Eighty-first Street entra?e?*
two men with revolvers jumped ou'
of the shrubbery and held up the ma
chine. One oJ them, enforcing his com
man?! with nourishes of his pistol, ap
proached the door of the cub and or
dered her to get out. She obeyed tin
?command, she said, and submitted t<
;. thorough search. The robbers tool
a purse containing $15 ami strippe<
from her finger a diamond solitaire an?
another ring with twenty-six small dia
monds. She pleaded with them to per
mil tier to keep her wedding ring, am
they agreed.
They then leaped into the taxi
shouted (<> the chauffeur "Drive ?ik
?hell!" and rolled away, leaving tier ii
evening dress in the middle of the dar!
?roadway. She walked to the Jloti'l Ma
jestic and told her story to the des:
c.erk, who lent her some money.
She then got a taxi and drove to th
West Sixty-eighth Street police sta
lion. Mrs. ladear is th?- wife of l)i
Tliomas W. Edgar.
Tin* body of the man found on Eai
107th Street is in the Morgue awaitinj
identification. There are two bulle
I li?les in the head and three in th
? adornen. Detective Caputo, who hear
\ he fusillade early yesterday, dis
covered the body. There were Hire
? unsigned letter.- in Italian in a con
pocket. Apparently the man was wel
I oft". H?* wer?' a dark striped suit 0
j "ond niaki-, a t,i,l? shirt, with blue an
? brown stripes, and a green and whit
striped necktie. He was gray-haire
\ and about 5 feet 8 inches in height.
When the first court attendun
reached the "7th District Municips
; Court al 360 West 125th Street yes
terdaj morning he found the ?ua
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I . S. Force on Rhine
May Return Howe Sooi
.Possibility of Early Withdraw*
Seen in German Request fo
Reduction oj Army Expen.se
BRUSSELS, Op?'. 17 (By The Assoc
ated Press;. Possibility of the ear
withdrawal of the American army ?
occupation has developed out of th
German request to the financial repari
lion.a conference, in session here, that
military commission be appointed to ti
i?, reduce the expenses of the occupi
t ?on ? ' the Allied armies.
' American withdrawal was not met
j tioned specifically, but all the delegat?
had m mind the fact that the Amener
troopi ' maintenance coats several tim?
thai of the soldierH of an?' other n
i on patrolling the Rhine.
I im I'act thai there is a certain Be
, a ,.,,: in Americu demunding the r
turn of her troops from the Rhine
pe, -, ,, i o a? ionic bearing on ti
I ,. position of I he mal 1er
City, Swept by Crime, Demands
Protection; Hylan Admits Crisis,
Calls Upon Merchants to Arm
Mayor Says Army of Crim?
inals Is at Work Over
Whole Country; Asks
Public to Aid Police
Strongly Urged to
Dismiss Enright
Issues Defense of Com?
missioner After Long
Conference With Him
Mayor Hylan, in a statement issued
last night, adtnits that a crime wave
is sweeping the city. The statement
was prepared after a long confe3*ence
with Police Commissioner Enright at
the City Hall, the second in two days.
The Mayor broadeBted his statement
sufficiently, however, to include other
cities throughout the country, and con?
tended that the crime wave was gen?
era). He insists that the police are
usine every possible effort, for the pro?
tection of life and property in this
city, but calla upon citizens to use
every precaution toward protecting
themselves, as well as To cooperate
with the Police Department.
"There i? throughout the country at
the present time," said the Mayor, "a
great criminal army, who do not care
what means they use to ply their 3\e
fr?rious trade. Life mentis nothing to
them in the pursuit of their ill-gotten
Summons Enright Early
In another sentence lie urged all cit?
izens to give their full cooperation and
??.id to the Police Department, and
added that "the department is fully
capable to meet and cope with the
crime that is prevalent throughout the
city." He urged merchants to sec that
their messengers transmitting money
or valuables through the streets are
armed, and to notify the police pre?
cinct stations in which they do busi?
ness of the time and place of delivery
of such money or valuables.
Mayor Hylan summoned Police Co3rt
"missioner fen right to the City Hall
early in the day. Their conference
lasted about an hour. The rumor spread
about the City HaJi that the Police
Commissioner had been asked to re?
sign. The Mayor ignored ail queries-on
that subject. He made 310 statement
until the prepared statement last night.
Comi3iissio3ier Enright had nothing to
say when he left the City Hall. He did
not even deny that, there? was a crime
It, was learned thai certain city offi?
cials have been bringing pressure to
bear upon the .Mayor since the crime
wave became prevalent, to rake some
defisiite actioii toward remedying condi?
tions, even to the extent of a shake-up
in the Police Department. The Mayor
is understood to have told them, how?
ever, that he had every confidence in
Police Commissioner Enright and had
330 intention of asking him to surren?
der his office, lie declared, according
to one official, that he would stand
squarely back of the Police Commis?
sioner and support him to the end in
?Yx.a face 0' -?????; critics I'hei? is a
movement <.>3i among the city officials
to bring further pressure to bear on
the Mayor and insist that he lind a
uay to relieve crime conditions.
David Hirshfleld, Commissioner of
Accounts, another city official in whom
the Mayor has great confidence, called
at the Mayor's office yesterday when
the Mayor and Commissioner Enright
were in conference. Commissioner
Hirshfleld left without trying to see
the Mayor when he learned that the
Police Commissioner was in the inner
office. Orders have gosse out from the
City Hall to all the commissioners in
the Hylan group, since the police pot
began to boil, 130t to comment on the
police situatiot! or other city snatter?
without first "seeing the Mayor."
La Guardia'?* View
Major F. H. La Guard.*, President
of the Board of Aldermen declared
yesterday that the police morale had
gone to pieces and the whole system
of uirveillance in the department
broken down. He intimated that the
Police Commissioner should be re?
moved. The Aluermanic President has
discussed the crime and police situa?
tion with the Mayor recently.
Major La Guardia sai?l that if any
commander of troops had failed as re?
peatedly as the Police Commissioner
such, commander would be immediately
removed. He declared that he would be
willing to take charge of the Police
Department and pin it 031 a military
basis, so that it would show marked
improvement in three weeks' time.
The Aldermanic President said thnt
in his opinion recent murders and rob?
beries were as daring as any ever per?
petrated in the Wild West, a3id that
Arizona, where he was raised, would
never stand for them.
"The morale of the New York Police
Department has gone completely to
pieces," said Major La Guardia, "and
radical changes must be made before
there will be any improvement."
Removal Hint
"You mean by that you think En?
right should be removed?" he was
"When a commander in the field fails
to make good he is removed,'' replied
?the Aldermanic President. "He is not
asked why fie didn't snake good. Re
sull count. The Police Department
I is like an army, and it needs rejuvena
1 T i o 1 ! and new vigor. The whole system
. of surveillance has broken down."
It was said last night that the Mayor
i might have something more to say to?
day on the crime situation.
Mayor Hvlairs Admission
j j
Mayor Hylan called into conference at his onice yesterday Police
Commissioner Enright, who, following Tin Tribune's expone of Police
Department inefficiency, said:
On December 0: ''There hasn't been any increa.se ii3
crime. There ir, no crime wave, and there hasn't been any
durkig the present administration."
On December 8: "While it is reported that there is a
considerable ii3crease in crime throughout the world, condi?
tions in this city have remained normal or sub-normal."
At the conclusion of his conference with his Police Commissioner
yesterday, Mayor Hylan issued the following statement:
"The po?ce of the city are using every possible effort for the pro?
tection of life and property. There is throughout the country at the
present time a great criminal army, who care not what means they
use to ply their nefarious trade. Life means nothing to them in their
pursuit for ill-gotten wealth.
"As the outgrowth of the war many persons of criminal tendencies
have been educated in the use of firearms and have little regard for
human life. The criminal class has unfortunately been augmented
from those who seel: the easy method of getting money in preference
to daily labor. This condition applies not only I o New York, hut to
every city throughout the ITnited States.
"I urge upon the citizens, of New York to give their full coopera?
tion and aid to the Police Departsnent of the city. The department is
fully capable to meet atid cope with the crime that is prevalent
throughout the city.
"Let 3ne urge upon the judges of the criminal courts prompt and
speedy trial of the criminals brought before them, and where found
guilty prompt and severe sentences should he imposed.
"The professional criminals lind it too easy a matter to be admit?
ted to bail. ? am informed that there are cases pending and awaiting
trial of criminals who have been arrested, released on bail and ther
r^arrested for other crimes, whose cases are still awaiting trial.
"Merchants of this city who, in the course of their daily business
are compelled to handle large sums of money and other valuable prop
erty which must be transported through the streets of the city shouh
notify the police precincts in which they do business of the transmis
sion of such money or valuable-', and the lime and place of e?eliver;
of same.
"They should see that their messengers arc* armed, and if they hav
not a permit they should apply at once to the Police Department fo:
permission, which will be promptly granted. Extraordinary precautioi
should be taken at this time with regard to suspicious persons in o
about their buildings, and where it is possible in the delivery of sum
of money or valuables while delivery is being made outer doors sho?l?
be locked to prefent the entrance or exit of persons; during that periot
'The hotel people of our city should impress very strongly upo
their guests the necessity of keeping the doors to their various apart
ments locked. It is an impossibility for the police to d?termine wha
is going on in the interior of hotels or in large business houses wher
the public has free, and easy access, and it is for these reasons that
urge that every precaution be taken by the business and hotel men o
the city."
Jewelers Make
5th Ave. Shops
Into Arsenals
! Ex-Soldiers and a Triple
Forre of Armed Guards
Closely Scan Shoppers
as Precaution to Crime
A ,45 calibre Colt automatic lying
1 handy on a table behind tiie show
cas?- of a smart Fifth Avenue jeweler;
other tallies, back of the counters
similarly decorated after the fashion
] of the back bar of a bonanza camp
i saloon; a dozen husky ex-service men,
'? who do not shudder at the thought
of shedding blood, eyeing each new ar?
rivai narrowly and looking bored when
i:?- ;urns out to be not a bandit but a
i?hristmas shopper.
Multiply this by the number of
' jewelry stores on the Avenue and you
have the answer of New York's jewel
> merchants to th ? Polie :? Department's
j confession yesterday that no headway
i had been made in seeking the desper
l adoes who invaded Andrews & Win
' sten's shop Thursday afternoon, shot
Edwin W. Andrews dead with a silen'
rifle or pistol and escaped througi'
'one of the busiest thoroughfares ir
the world with a fortune in preciou:
1 .-'ones.
No Trace of Robbers
From the moment the three robber
passed out of the door on the eightl
? floor of the Marc.:.-- Building, Fiftl
Avenue and Forty-fifth Street, wit)
$140,000 ver;): of diamonds and pear!
the value placeo on the loot b;
I well-informed men in the jewel trad
I?leaving Andrews dying on the fioo
? and three others bound and gagged
i thi?ir trail went cold.
i "Have you made any progress i:
'your investigation?" Inspector Cough
j iin, commanding the aeiect.ve bureai
i was asked yesterday afternoon, twenty
! tour hours after the daring crime.
"Progress ?"- -he hesitated ?"wel
! progress might mean a number o
; things."
Progres.-, toward catching tiie rol
j hers was meant in this case, it was e>
I p.ained to the inspector.
' ' "No," be said, "we haven't, made an
progress in that direction."
lie added he had a "lead-" but thf
I he couldn't disclose it just yet.
? Inquiries al the office ? f Chief Ii
(Continued on pa?n three;
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Police Drive
For Hospital
Fund Dropped
Announcement in Advertise?
ment Sent to Newspapers
Attributes .Move to 'Finan?
cial and Business'Situatioi}
The drive for a $5,000,000 fu; 1 for
| the police hospital wa?- definitely called
| off yesterday.
i The decision of the officiait and
? others concerned in the enterprise was
explained in a four-column advertis?
ing announcement, sent to the news?
papers for pub'.icatiosi this morning.
"Beca*use of the extraordinary finan?
cial and business conditions which have
developed in the last few weeks," says
the statement, "it has been decided to
defer any activo campaign for the po?
lice hospital fund, (t is due the people
of New York to give them a presenta
jtion of facts about the police hospital."
Project Non-Political
The statement then goes on to saj
that the police hospital was officially
! approved by ehe State Board of Chari
; ties and was duly incorporated.
j It is pointed out that the Police
j Hospital "is wholly independent of nn\
'? control of ths i'olice Department, it:
; Commissioner or any of its member
'; ship." It is added that the projec
! is non-political and nosi-seetarlais.
-After i*nuK3ei*ating* the various loca
organizations that indorsed the move
ment, as well as the liberal plan o
conduct of the hospital, the statemen
| adds these two paragraphs in justifi
cation of the ?ynpaign :
"The thoug? Wn.cn prompted th
[ originators of ?his id?.*a was that th
1 ho.spital would be tendere ! the polic
! force as an expression of the high i-,
; preciation, respect *ina affection whic
? the citizens of New York hold 'c
| one of the finest and best organize
I bodies of men in the world.
"It was believed by the originatoi
; of the hospital idea that the people <
' tr e largest and richest city in Ameru
desired to safeguard the guardians e
? their own welfare, who stand reac
, without hesitation and without fear
I risk their very lives in upholding tl
| Jiw and order of the municipality.''
Association Against it
Last, week the Patrolmen's Pietiev
! lent Association went on record by
i overwhelming vote against the hospit
? Stung by the criticism advanced agair
| the project, "both i ii and outside t
department, Commissioner Enrightfo
?' days ago began an official canvt
, among the patrolmen, forcing thein
; give their names and shield nutnbe
, together with their vote on the he
, pita!.
Fie announced Wednesday night tl
: this poll had shown the department
bo in favor of the project hy h lui
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Pullman Pom " E*. M. Jatlj V :- ?
Court Urges 25,000 of
Citizens to Form Vigi?
lance Committee aud
Hunt Down Criminals
Protection Demand
Made on Governor
Hundreds Apply for Gun
Permits; Financial Sec?
tion Guard Is Doubled
New York's reaction to the crime
wave which for months has en?
gulfed the city, challenged an ad
ministration charged with deliber?
ately smashing an efficient police
machine, and which culminated on
Thursday in two shockingly bold
murders, was immediate and wide
spread yesterday.
Judge Otto A. Rosalsky, from
the bench in General Sessions,
called for a vigilance committee
of 25,000 citizens, to work inde?
pendently of the police, in order
to protect their families, their
homes and their properly.
The combined jewelry trade as?
sociations appointed a committee
to call on Commissioner Enright
and learn if possible how much
protection they could expect.
Appeals Made to Officials
The same, body drafted and sent
resolutions to Governor Smith,
Governor-elect Miller and Mayor
Hylan, appealing for assistance t?>
meet the sit nation.
Wholesale and retail shops,
banks and offices in which large
amounts of money are on hand
armed their employees against in?
vasion by gunmen.
The financial district and the
shopping zone.' were jammed with
private detectives,and the city po?
lice guard thrown around the "en?
tices of prominent men and im?
portant buildings was doubled.
Deputy Commissioner < ray'.-, of?
fice was swamped with calls from
individuals and from firms asking
the method by which revolver per?
mits could he secured.
The Merchants' .Association of
X\.-w York and the Brooklyn
Chamber ?.?!' Commerce both an?
nounced a call for meetings to be
held on Monday to devise methods
of providing protection to their
n ember .
Women ?Call for Militia
The Women's Republican Club,
in a letter to Mayor Hylan, re?
quested that the militia be called
out and that the city He placed ui.
der martial law until the crime
wave had been suppressed.
And .davor Hylan, who has beer
silent during the expose of conditions
in the city over which he presides,
finally discovered, according to a for
mal statement addressed to the public.
that New York was in the grip of a
crime epidemic. He pleaded with the
citizens to arm themselves in addition
to cooperating with the Police Depart?
ment. He said that permits authoriz?
ing the carrying of guns would be
granted promptly, and advised that th-!
city take advantage of this means of
protec'ii'i .
No arrests have been made in the
robbery which led to the murder of
Edwin V. Andrews, the jeweler, on
Thursday, and the police officers in
charpre of the case virtually aamitted
that they had made no progress.
Three Held in Slaying
Three men and a woman are held for
the killing of Police Lieutenant Horton
on Thursday. Mrs. Lucille Emma
Brooks and Nicholas Loresch are
chargi-i.l with homicide. John Cavanagh
and Michael Loresch arc held, the first
as accessory and the second as abettoi
of the crime.
Tii? killing of Andrew?, and Police
Lieutenant Horten gave impetus to the
movement designed to provide civiiia:,
protection in this city for l.fe an?:
property. On all sides it was declarer
that the EnrigM-Lahey police system
had broken down and was no longei
capabie of meeting existing crime con
Judy.- Otto A. Rosalsky from th?
bench in General Sessions urged th?
immediate formation of a _ vigilanc?
committee of 25,000 armed citizens, t?
act independently of the Po ice Depart
raent. Judge Kosalsky's theory was thk
through :. vigi :ance committee of cit
iz( ns it would be possible to detec
and arrest criminals before they ha
a:, opportunity to commit the crime
they were contemplating.
Chief Magistrate William McAdoo, i
a statement made last ti i v?iit, declare
that the present crime wave can ' b
attributed to an immense army c
youn^ men out of work. He added thl
'these men will do anything, *rom piel
ing pockets to taking human I if ?3, i
? order to get. money. Mlanj of them, ti
chief ma^i trate at ert cl, un.' dru
addict! - '! ? a, ? hat "\'o per c?#
o th? operating in \v\?. Voi
to-daj ?re getting awa; ?> th It."
| Judge John V ?iclntj i . mid

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