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ADVERTISED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED Vol. LXXX No. 27,062 Pirst to Last ? the Truth: Mews ?Editorials ?Advertisements THE WEAT H E R Generall', fair to-da> and to-morrow; not much change in temperature; Fresh west winds. full repuri on page twenty-5one (Copyrlsht, 1920. ?w York Tribune Inc.) SrNDAY' DEC1'M"K" " 1?. L920 88 PAGES-PART 1 AND SPORTS I^IVL' ?i?'YIX I In Manhattan, Brooklyn I TEX CKXTS 1 1 ? I* vIj.i in | an,( ike Brom. KIttewker? House Votes I To Save War Finance Body Ballot 212 to 61 in Favor of Measure Designed to increase Foreign Trade to Help Farmers Opposition Makes \ Vigorous Fight Predicts P?an Will Main? tain High Prices andj Postpone Tax Revision Fror. Trie Tnb^nt'e Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Dee. 18.?Despite Ptubborn opposition, the House late this gfternoon, after five hours' debate, , Jge(j th? resolution directing the ,-v . ? the Treasury to revive the of '?' '' War Finance Corpora h"on. The vole was 212 to 61. Ihe measure already has been adopted by the Senate in a viva voce rot? un?i now goes to conference. It is ??peeled little difficulty will be met by the conferees in adjusting the amended reio.ution to the satisfaction of both Houses, but a strong belief prevails that President Wilson will veto it, as j Secretary of the Treasury Houston has \ consistently advised against it. Should ti e President bend to the ? wishes 07" the majority the revived \ corporati? liately be given the public treasury jrjth which to finance exportation of ?>roducts \o foreign mar? kets and thus enable the farmer to gee '? % price that will cover production cost. ! The principa! opponent of the r?solu- i tita in the House to-day was Represen- ; tativc Louis F. McFadden, of Pennsy?- ? vania, chairman of the Committee on' Banking and Currency, which reported the mea?';r^ oui favorably by a vote i 7:o t!. Arguments of Opposition Speakers for the opposition deelared ?he activities of the War Finance Cor? poration would glut the' bond market and increase the already too heavy na? tional debt. They also pointed out it would postpone the repeal of the ex-! rofits tax and at the same time I tain high prices. Representative Martin McFadden, of . another strong opponent of '.- measure, said the outcome would ther $1,000,000,000 added to the. ill.?"?00.000.000 now owed the United ?Hat is ?>v foreign countne?. Ii is '\.;u i, lie declared, virtnaUy-( nullify the work of the $100,000,000 corporation <. r^an'.red at Chicago a few eeks ago bj American bankers, as this ! rganiz ti n's bondfl are not tax ex- | unpt, while th? government bonds sreuld pay no taxes. As passed by the House, the r?solu- ! iion has beer, shorn of the preamble enumerates the conditions that have made adoption necessary, and Section -, directing the Federal Re s?sr?e system to grant liberal exten siona of credit to the farmers upon the security of ugricu.tural products by _?:. ? ? the reaiscounting of notes of extension. In reporting the measure to the Bins? the committe declared European purchasers would be unable to buy in American markets un!e?s long-term ild be made. "The exporters of the nation cannot frant these long-term credits unless ?key in turn tan finance them," says the report. "The banks of the country ap- ' pear unable to do this further than they have. It therefore becomes nec? essary t in I ce the investing public to put its resources at the service of ; the exporters, and the only agency tkrougfa v.- ; it appears feasible now. ttdo that is through the War Finance; Corporation, which can sell its bonds ; ?7 the .-. ? ng public and use ifs ! '..''?' to finance export?. Declared Heady to Fonction 'It ii arg led that this function can ' best be performed by private enter? prises. The V.'ar Finance Corporation ???perfected its organization and with- i wt delay could afford the relief de- : Bred, and which is necessary. The private corporations proposed to be organized under the Kdge law have not perfected the .- organization and we ' could not nope to have them operated ' 'fJJJ'-'?? '?? ??' Jntha to come. .."??'?* ' '? is conclusive that pit-edged collateral can be secured by ; '-<ur exp ,.-?. r , and inasmuch as by the' WWW o.' the act the War Finance Cor- i pwation can advance only to persons \ ?"?i corporations engaged in business , country it is certain that it ; "*, '?'?'?' ?i it ?'. d dur ng the period ? ?king advances only ! ***r< '- . ai wen underwritten by; P'>?jps of American bankers, whose in- ' ???ement guaranteed the repayment ! w th? loan, .,';'* effect of the activities contem- ! f.aUd ..._. this corporation under this ,-<i on Ml? ?>.????, Germany's Debt to U. S. *222.\*540,425tol)ate (>n!y Onp Payment Made So Far forCogl of American Army of Occupation trtvn Thi ribvme't WanMngto i Hu.r'nu JASHIXGTON, Dec 18 The Ger *ir gortrr ment ow? *.- <? United States : ??t'?M', ; t ntenance of the ; tpation, the War ; J??'*'"? "" ' di -.-. ed to-day in a report. .ping the American ] ?'?* }n Germany ? <.'?? December, "> ' ' German government has m?s only on? payment, $34,724,668 78, ? -???'. . "'?-?- Baker to-day said that! gJJ ???'/. had been received from the J/""' government urging the with | ?? 7*' ' n forets because , ?' ?" . . ntalning them. S*.?*";- - I ? < War Department . ST / i< ing the force? on > hTL '"" '':'' f*Wng te t??\ vacancias ' .7.' trat* of enlistment expiring, Zaf?*?* '''?> <??**? ?rid other cause?, i ?^ th* withdrawal of onsen for duty '. *thi? e/mntry. for/'* *''''*? ''' "?iotafniaf the American < M*VM ?.,, Gamenjr I?, chargeable to the ? gw nan government by the terms of - nralitlea. fa December, 1918, th? ' ..'?*'?*"?'??? of Arn*r:'-*n forces thar? ??'?>.>.'.<,?>>, T. ?i o? ha? bean '' - .; ir. Juni :' ' <;?'/'. Constantine's Foes Plot \ Secession of Smyrna - PARI?. Der. 18.?The French Foreign Office received advices to? day .saying that the Turkish Na? tionalists were concentrating all available troops in the Smyrna region for an extensive attack against the Greeks. At the same time, it is reported the anti-Constantinists in Con? stantinople and elsewhere are making efforts to have Smyrna. Thrace and the other districts ac? quired under the peace treaty secede from Greece. ??-?-?-?---??-??????-_??-1 French Policies Win as League Assembly Ends Return of Armenian Issue to League Council for Adjustment Counted Dis? tinct Victory for \ iviani _ Three in Notable Roles Cecil, Dr. Motta and Rowell Are Given Chief Credit for Success of the Meeting By Ralph Courtney Special Cable to The Tribur.e C'-ipyright. 19170, Sew York Tribun? Inc. GENEVA, Dec. IS.?-In the last round of the. contest in the League of Nations between the various forces endeavoring to decide Armenia's fate France won the final advantage just before the .assembly finally adjourned to-day, when she obtained the dissolu? tion of the special committee of six un? der Lord Robert Cecil, which had beer charged with determining the fate oi the Armenian state. Cecil had hoped that his committee would be allowei to go on sitting after the Assembly's adjournment.. The whole responsibility for Ar? menia now ret'ts on the league Coun cil, where it was placed by the nJ.op tion of a motion to this end offeree in the Assembly by Rone Viviani, o: the French delegation. The fate o: the Armenian nation now once r.ior? hangs on the Near East agreemen between Great Britain and France anc will be fought out in secret in tin depths of the league Council and o the chancellories of tjie Allied powers ^?J'.aa Allies realize that since the Ar menians began toying with Bolshevism the league and the Allies stand face t? face with possible war with Russia un less they move carefully in the disposi tion of the Armenian case. France i understood to favor strong actio against the Bolshevik tendencies in Ar rnenia, jus; as she has consitsently op posed the westward march of Bo! , shevism in other places. Britain Deprecates Force Great Brita:n, on the other hand, i : opposed to armed action, believing thu ! the opening of normal relations wit i Russia will kill Bolshevism quieke ; than any other means. Moreover, th : British are afraid that if Bolshevist should be beaten by armed force in th East it might flame out with greatc intensity elsewhere and set fire to th West. The question of mandates also hn gone back, into the hands of the Cour cil, when in reality they never wholl ieft. The Assembly tried desperatel to take a hand in the framing of the: terms, but the Council's ban on pul licity made it impossible for the Ai sembly to do much more than maix the recomrnendat'on that they be mat pubTc at the earliest opportunity. Ti, Assembly did win one victory on th question, however, for it forced ti publication of the terms of the mai .lates of Class C-?i. e., those alfectir the former German colonies in the Pi cific and in southwest Africa Lord Robert Cecil, Newton W. Rowe and Dr. Giuseppi Motta stand out i the close of the .assembly sessions . the three figures chiefly repBonsible f? the remarkable success which t! Geneva meeting has achieved. Tho three men more than any others sto< up for principles in a' sea of nation politics with which they were su rounded. It is true that Mr. Rowe iContinu-d &n P?<l*- '??"?) Lloyd George Rejects Irish I Truce Proffer ! Writes O'Flanagan His In? sistence on Recognition of Republic Closes Door to Own (rood Counsels Will Not Parley With De Val?ra Erin's Vice - President Had Denounced British for Tiendisir Outrages LONDON', Dec. 18.?The correspond? ence which has been going on between Prime Minister Lloyd George and Father Michael O'Flanagan, "Vice President of the Irish Republic," in an effort to obtain a truce between Eng? land and the Sinn F?in organization, apparently has been brought to an end. Father O'Flanagan, in his latest mes? sage to Mr. Lloyd George, declared thi only way to reconciliation was by "di? rect negotiations with the official head of the Irish nation?President De Valera." In his reply sent to-day, the Prim? Minister said: "This attitude closes the door to those counsels of good wil' which you invoked by beginning thi. correspondence." Text of Priest's Message Father OT'lanagan's message read: "While sending, through a message peace ami good will to ttie people 0 Ireland, your government have intensi fied their fiendish attacks upon ou uves, our liberty and our property. "How hollow your fair words rea in the newspapers, sandwiched in be tween the burning of Cork and th murder of Canon Magner and Timoth; Crowley ! "If you really wish tor peace, allo\ the constitution adopted by the Iris people at the last general elect ion t perform its legitimate functions, an acts of violence will soon become n rare in Ireland a.- in any o? the mos peaceful nations of th*e world. The arrange the terms of a treaty by dire? negotiations with the official head c the Irish nation? President De Valen This is the only possible road to tht reconciliation which vitally inter?s! both nations." Premier Sends Reply Mr, Lloyd George replied as follows" "f had hoped that with moderatic and common sense on both sides might have been possible to reach a understanding which would put a stc to strife in Ireland and pave the wu to a reconciliation. You now imply tin in your judgment the only road 1 peace is the recognition of an Iri; republic and the negotiation of a treai with some one yo-.j designate as the o ?ieial head and president of thur r public. "I have never failed to make it cle; that there is no possibility of a settl ment so long as the Sinn F?in deman? an Irish republic, and that, though 1 a willing to explore every avenue towa an honorable, constitutional settlemei there is no road to peace so long the Sinn F?in persists in trying compel any settlement by means assassination and violence. "The oui - way to peace is that t leaders of the Sinn F?in should reco nize these fundamental facts. The present policy is only leading Del? ever nearer to chaos and ruin. "I deeply regret that you shou close th?> door to those counsels good will which you invoked at t beginning of this correspondence." Two Soldiers, Constable Die in Irish Disordei Sinn Feiners Attack Milita, Lorries; 70 Armed Men Star Police Barracks : Raid A rsen i rom The. Tribunes European Ilureau Copyright, 1?20, New Ynrlt Tribune Inc LONDON, Dee. 18. The regul week-end series of disorders in irela is apparently again in full swil Three ambushes and other lighting ? on the list reported to-day. The most serions of tin* ambus! * (CciUiui??! en nag? threel Pat O'Brien, War Hero, a Suicide; Note Refers to "Awful Woman9 LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18.?Lieutenant Pat O'Brien, veteran of the British Royal Flying Corps, killed himself in a hotel room here early to-day, shortly after he had talked over the telephone with ?is wife, from whom he had been estranged. Mrs. O'Brien, through friends, to-day said she was convinced her husband was unbalanced mentally, and that his act was ?lue to that con-: dition. I Lieutenant O'Brien left a note ad drcased to his wife In which he spoke of himself as "like the rest of the people - a little bit ?if clay." In a letter he bade farewell to his wife, mother and sisters, and con? tinued: I "And may the Just God thai, answered my prayers in thou" two days that. ? ipent In making my escape from Ger? many once more answer them. "And bring trouble, sickness, dis, Sfrace and more bad luck than any one elie in tMs world hah ever hud, an?l cur*? forevei that awful woman that ha? broken up my home and took you from me, the woman that stood in rny home and gave (several words blurred) sha caused thin life of mine that Just a few mom ont M ago wan happy, to go on that 'sweet adventure of death.' " Denle? DoDtaatlc Difficulties Mr*. O'Brien denied that any third person hhd Interfered In th? family af? fairs, and laid the woman named by O'Brien a* responsible hud been intro? duced to bei bi h< i I u ban ; tad had joined lier at her request because she did not wish to live unprotected. Mrs. O'Brien was a bride of a few months. She declined to give her for? mer name or any facts concerning her? self and she. v.as secluded under a physi? cian's care. Friend.-- of O'Brien said his wife was formerly a newspaper woman in Washington, where he met her, and that she wrote under the name of "Virginia Dale" or "Virginia Dare." 1 While O'Brien was engaged in motion picture work here last summer his wife did soni" studio work, but she was said to be unemployed at present. Lieutenant O'Brien was suffering from :i "wrecked nervous equilibrium," ac cording to Dr. Walter Seager, his friend and physician. The widow was prostrated to-night in a room in the same hot -I whore her husband killed hims? If. Thront,')] h close friend, Mrs. Sarah 'litis, of Springfield, III., Mrs. O'Brien expressed the opinion her husband had been mentally unbal? anced and that, he had planned to kill her had she resounded to nis telephone request for her to meet him. 1 leutenant O'Brien, a native of Cali? fornia, enlisted ?:? the Royal Flying Corps in Canada early m the war and soon gained fame for daring exploits. Once h?- fell several thousand feet alie; a battle witii a German flii-r and ]und?'d behind th? enemy lines. He was put in a Germuri hospital, Later, while bound for a German prison camp, he jumped from the speeding tram and for seventy-two hours, wandered through Germany and Luxemburg, l.nu.ly arriv? ing in Holluml, whence he made his way Into Belgium, Two years ago Lieuten? ant O'Bi ion Pell 2,000 f? el nl Kelley I ??Id, ?'??m. \i tonio, I (a , and ? ?cap ??,,;,. ? ,, Church Dress Censors Armed With Shawls ZION, 111., Dec. 18.?Two cen? sors, armed with o?i?; dozen woolen .shawls, were appointed to-day by Wilbur Glenn Voliva, overseer of Zion, to enforce an order against the wearing of low neck dresses: in the Zion Taber? nacle. The censors, Mrs. W. 11. Clen denin, wife o? the Mayor, and Mrs. T. ('. Pihl, are to place a shawl around any woman who violates the order, conduct, lier from the tabernacle and surren? der her to a waiting policeman.' Dr. Rumely Is Found Guilty With 2 Others Kaufman and Lind heim Al so. Convicted for Failure to Report That G e r in a u ' Money Backed !\. Y. Mail Jury is Out 22 Hours Three Counts Dismissed;' Defendants Face 2 Years i in Jail and $10,000 Fine| _ ^ I>r. Edward A Rumely, former pro- ! prietor and editor of The New York ? Evening Mail, was found guilty yester? day in the United States District Court1 of having concealed from the Alien j Property Custodian sums of money! loaned by the imperial German gov-j ernment to finance The Evening Mail i during part of the war. Norvin Lindheim and S. Walter Kauf? man, of the law firm of Hays, Kaufman | & Lindheim, who wore co-defendants' with Dr. Rumely, also were found guilty of the same charges. There are live counts in the indict- i ment returned in 1916 against, the three defendants. The first three counts allege that the German government owned stock in The Evening Mail, and that this was not reported to the gov? ernment. The last two counts allege that the German government loaned money to l)r. Rumely to purchase and maintain the newspaper. U was on the last two counts that the jury found the defendant.-, guilty. On the first, three counts the jury returned a ver i- ' of not guilty Contend American Paid Mon*> The defense contended that the ' money that was. put inr.o The Evening Mail came from Herman Sielcken, an American living in Germany. The prosecution charged that Dr. Rumely i was indebted to the. German govern? ment to the extent, of $1,451,700, and that he and the other defendants con? spired to conceal this from the Alien Property Custodian in violation of the trading with the enemy act. The jury returned with ?I verdict! al -i o'clock yesterday afternoon. The jurors began their deliberations Friday night at 5:45. J. E. Block, in behalf of the jurors, made a strong recommendation to the court for mercy. The maximum pen? alty for the offense is two years in jail, ; $10,000 tine, or both. Judge Grubb ad-1 journed the court until Monda;, at 'J i o'clock, when he will pronounce sen? tence. All during the tedious wail for :.'r verdict Dr. Rumely and the other de fendants seemed confident of acquittal. Dr. Rumely si rolled along the corridors talking with friends. Lindheim talked i and smoked. Kaufman, because he is blind, sat still for the most part, but sometimes walked back and forth be? side the bar. They all took the ver? dict enimlv. Mrs. Rume'y '.vas crying when .?he left the courtroom. Rumely Educated in Germany Edward Aloysius Rumely was ben: in T aporte. Ind.. on February 28, 1882, lie was educated in the University of N'otre Dame, the 1 niversity of Heidel? berg and the University of Freiberg. Outside of his association with The! Evening Mail he is known as a manu? facturer and an educator. He founded and organized the Interlaken School.' He developed a mechanical tractor as a ? substitute for horse power in plow-! ing. IL- was secretary of M. Rumely & Co., of Laporte, and was pres?le::! and secretary of the Mail and Express Coin- I pnny. He was a member of the Nation;;! As? sociation for the Promotion of Indus-I trial Training and a member of the American Association of Agricultural Engineers. He is the author of works j on education for boys and power and j the plow. Dr. Rumely was arrested on June 'J, 1918, on the complaint of Deputy At? torney General Alfred L. Becker on a charge of perjury in connection with the report made to the Alien Property Custodian concerning the purchnse of The Evening Mail. He was indicted on - August '?', by the Federal grand jury, charged with conspiracy to conical the alleged Germun backing for the news? paper._ Martens May Be Given Into Federal Custody Counsel Intimates Envoy Will Hv Surrendered to immigra? tion Authorities To-morrow WASHINGTON, Dec. 1*. Ludwig! C. A. K. Mai tens. Soviet "ambassador"! to the United States, whose deporta? tion has been ordered by Secretary Wilson, may be surrendered to the im? migration tiuthorities next wee!; by Ii?h counsel, former Senator Hurdwick, of Georgia, in whose custody Martens ! n been . inci the institution <>'.' the d?portai ion proceedings last Mt'.rch. Mr. Hardwick was said to-day to, have signified Ins intention to the De? partment of Labor to confer with im? migration officials next Monday or Tuesday for the purpose of concluding: the formality of surrendering Mb client.. Court action to stay the de- j portation order is regarded, however, an likely to postpone further the ex-> pul Ion of the Hol ihcvik agent. I I OICUM . ! I1IKM i.n i it \ i s > i > \n.\ Uilll ? "I.I | l.i, !? II ' ? ' 13 ;' U.I ?,- ,1 , I ? .. ,- , '?? I? ? ?\flvl Hold-Up Men Get 97,700 in Jewels, Cash Messengers for Bowden Company Robbed by 2 Bandits in Brooklyn; One Caught in Chase Broker Is Believed Victim of Robbers Ario l\ Campbell. In? surance M a n , I) i e s From Fractured Skull Another jewelry robbery, in which blackjacks were wielded and shots fired, occurred yesterday, when two messen- ' gers of the I. B. Bowden Jewelry Com- , pany, 15-17 Maiden Lane, were at? tacked by two men near the company's ?actor;.- al 81 Prospect Street, Brook-? lyn, ami robbed of a bac- containing $6,000 worth of jewelry and 51,700 in cash. A shot fired by une of the holdup ; men at close range grazed the wrist ! of. the messenger carrying the bap, bur it was only after a battle in which one j of the messengers was knocked down ; that the bandits finally obtained the ! bag and escaped. In a chase by Polic? Sergeant Pat? rick Curian one of the pair va;, cap-; tured and the loot recovered. This was only one of a number of additional contributions to the city's crime list that occurred yesterday or became known ?luring the day, not? withstanding the Police Department's policy of suppression, Broker Believed Slam Public ?nteres.* in the death of Ar.o T'. Campbell, a well-to-do insurance broker, of 490 Riverside Drive, became aroused yesterday, when investigation disclosed fact, thai lead to the beliel he '-vas not a victim of an automobile accident, as members of his family .and friends insisted, but was attack? by bandits early Thursday morning or late Wednesday night and beaten into mconsciousne is. Campbell died at Bellevue Hospital Thursday afternoon.: II also was learned 'hat the case i? i gaging the attention of a force of j detectives, who have not been able to find oui how Mr. Campbell came to be found wil h a won nd n : h - back of his head in the gutter at l'wenty-sc\ enth Street, and Third Avenue about 7 o'clock Thursday morning. A block away the automobile .vas found. I' carried no marks of an accident. One Arrest Reported Mr. Campbell was known to be fond of horses and attended a party at Dur land's Riding Academy Wednesday night in company with Robert Galston, of 314 West 110th Street. After the party Mr. Campbell is said to have driven ?Mr. Galston and Mrs. Galston and Mr. anil Mrs. R. C. Heather, of 200 West Fifty-fourth Street, to the Heather home. The rive had some sandwiches at the I Heather apartment.. : nd tl en Mr. Camp? bell drove Mr. and Mrs. (la stun, to their home, neai Riverside Drive. It was around midnight when Mr. Gal? ston saw Mr. Campbell, who was then alone in his machine, ruin up Riverside Drive, bound for his home. He was picked up .-.even hours later by Patrolman Joseph Rudolph. 1'rs. Tim and Thornton found Campbell's skull badh fractured, and the medical examiner wa ci ? ti .?-. i' ie police say an arrest was made, but they will give1 no details. V Mr. Campbell's otiice, 1182 Broadway, members of his office siatf .-aid there was nothing to be given out concerning the matter. \\ ife Denies Attack Mrs. Campbell, when communicated I with over the telephone, declared her1 husband di'->! as the result, of an auto- \ mobile accident, and denied that ban-! dits had attacked him. !>r. Fleming, assistant superintend? ent of Bellevue. sa ?I $38.95 in cash, a : billfold, a pair or' spectacles, gold cuff I ?inks and a few papers were found on Campbell when he was brought to the hospital. i The robbery of the Bowden com- ' pany's messengers was achieved with out serious injury to either of the men. j A man who gave his name a.- Vincent| Pa n ?cand?la, twenty - live years old, of 526 Henry Street, Brooklyn, was taken with the loot after a ?one chase by Sergeant Curran. The money and jewelry were being j taken from the Manhattan office of the company to the Brooklyn factory by George Goetz, sixty-nine-year-old mes? senger, who had been w tli the com? pany about a week, and William Mc Cann, a colored messenger, who has been with the company for three years. ? was armed. Th ? .? took .. I rolley across the bridge. When they reached the Brooklyn side Goetz waked ahead and McCan.u ten feet behind. Thej went through Sand.- Street to Pearl Street ami on Pearl Street to Prospeci Street. Messenger Clings to Jewels ['. .. men, wearing caps, and one dis? playing a revolver, dashed across the street toward Goetz, who had the. bag. | "Give me the hat: or I II load you ? with lead!" ti." man with the gun threatened. Go? tz held on to the bag. : The man with the pun then fired a s-.hot, winch grazed the hand in which ?Contlniiril on m x'i pan?) Detectives Feign Lunacy; Trap Man in Sanitarium Alleged Embezzler Arrested \l' ter They Gain His Confidence as Asylum Companion? CHICAGO, Dec. 18. Two Chi? igo detectives declared thomsclv? insane ?m.i got committed to a private sani? tarium in order to trap an alleged em? bezzler, it became known to-day when appeal ' were sent to Governor Harding of Iowa fur the extradition of Harry i i de, ?' .m -i auditor ol the Manufacturen ' Juncl on Railroad, . harged with embezzlement of $26,238 from the railroad company. After a long search fisdalc was discovered in u sanitarium at Des .Moines, Iowa. Pretending to be de- , mented the detectives had themselves committed to the institution, one claim? ing to be another "Morganfeiler" and ; the other acting as though he believed he were N ? poleon. Evidence the detectives say they ob Leii -i w im" fv ternizinj wil h fi it daie in th? i&iiitiiriuni reiulte?! in he lernen I chu i ?,,?? Crime Wave Compels Enright to Reorganize the Police Department Foli?e Commissioner, in Letter to Mayor. Admits Lawlessness and Failure of Force to Meet Crisis Returns to \Yoo<ls*s Svsteni of Patrol (AH) More Uniformed i lien, 50 Detectives, 35 Auto Squads Assigned Police Commissioner Enright in a letter to Mayor Hylan admitted yes? terday that a crime wave existed in New York and tacitly confessed that he had erred in abolishing much of the system which contributed to the suc- j cess of his predecessor, Arthur Woods. The Commissioner in his letter said that he had inaugurated twelve extra precautions to meet the present situa- j tion; thr.t he had appealed to the dis? trict attorneys and judges to use harsher methods with men arreste.] for violent crime- and that lie felt cer j tain newspapers were attacking him at this time in order ?? ? embarras work of the police. Some of the methods a*-'.:-.! by Woods and. abandoned by Enright only to be revived in the present emer? gency are (11 the touring of the city by trained detectives in autos at night seeking dangerous criminals; (2) re I organization of the patrol system, so a- to increase the patrol force bj 600 men, bringing it up to the standard of i ho lasl administ rat ion : (3 ) send ?ng detectives on patrol in infested district--. (4) holding up all suspicious .looking automobile- ',??. detectives and patrolmen; C51 increasing the detec? tive ?oree by fifty to brine it. up to ?i n - h of t;i?' Woods a Iminisl ra ? : ? ti Says Newspapers Embarrass Him Mr. Enright said that certain news were concentrating in an em ! barrassing attack on his department. i lie also said that he had requested the j district attorneys and judges to hold prisoners charged with vicious crimes igh bail ao as to prevent their im? mediate return to blackjacking, rob? bing, etc. Mr. Knright's ?statement in full fol? lows: "December 18, 1.920. "Honorable John F. Hylan, Mayo$ I the City of New York, City Hall, j Xew York Cil y '?My Dear Mr. Mayor: I have the ! honor to report to you precautions! which have- been take,-' to cop?: with j crime condi : i ui rontinj he peo ? pic of this city: "1. Thirty-live automobiles have bi ; ecui cd. ai il man?, of I ho most experi?.-I detect ?ves in ? he depai t men! have been organized into an Emergency Auto Squad to aid in hunt-, i.;;.-, down the desperate criminals who are attempting to operate in t '-; - eit> "2. Detect ives will travel thro gh out the city on da\ and night patrol, | on foot and in automobiles, working in ce operation with rnemb? r ? . th? uniformed force. "3. i have order.,! all ! ei on vaca? tion t u return to dut> . "?(. Officers in various pre< incti have been requested t.. do an extra tour in uni form or i . plain clol lies after their regular tours of patrol. Reserves Vre Called "... Special Deputy Police Commis si? u? ' Wanamak? r. in charge of the police reserves, has- been requested to have as many members of the p?die? reserves as possible report for dut the Streits in uniform for day and night toui . ">'. Pending the deliverj of ??'. motorcycles, with sidecars, for which funds were recently granted by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, motorcycle mee have been directed to1 keep up an int? nslve patrol in all parts o f t h e ? "7. Police inspectors and captains have been ordered to remain on activi (Continued un r.oxi pagel 13 Drown When Launch Springs Leak and Sinks Craft (tdc- Down in Ohio Kiwr. 'Hirer M?e* Belogt Vugusta, Ky. AUGUSTA, Ky.. Dec. 18. Tin persons were drowned in the Ohio River when the United States steam launch Margaret sprang aleak and sank three miles?, below Augusta at 6 o'clock to-night. Those who perished an : '! he wife and two baby daughters of Major il Ii. Pittman, in charge of the go\ ernn nt dan Chilo, < Ihio, all I : ?;? pped : i th? u pp? re dn. :? ? I or :e Hart of t he Ma rgaret, his daughter, Mrs. Jame: Coffee, and her husband, Jara ?s Colf.ee, also trapped in the upper cabin. All three are resi? de nts if Augusta. Dewey Smith, Augusta; Thomas Ellei Augusta; Wollon Hiles, Augusta. William King, ?ixty-live years old, Chilo, Ohio. William Hines, Nashville, Tenu. Two . ititied mei em ployed on the dam. [Tie h at, which was used at the gov? ernment dam at ' lilo, was bringing a crov f ? ?' . ' une person; to Au? gusta. I'he launch was in sight of Augusta ? h? n th? ?? ngineer, Dan Dyk.es, discove '. ? '? .. leak in he side oi ' he , ra :.. He irted th? pumps w >rk .he watei cam. in too fast. V thin I? ' thhn five m inutes, and ? . ? i ? , tiger ? er? av are < ?" their p it wa lid, the boat I?stud and v\ em under. Nine men survived the disaster by jumping into the water. Seven swam ashore and two wen- picked up by fish trine n. The boat sank in midriver. There was no panic amone the passengers, it was said, owing to the fact that they did nol n ...-? their danger. \ ?cord ?ng to the irvn vl . we re the -i -.-. a 3 i-a rrj . ng i . \ .Lend ciiurci ? ? i *"/ IT ill ?Sot Remove Enright." Says Hylan Mayor Hylan will not remove Police Commissioner Enright. The Mayor intends to stand or fall with his police head, and has to informed some of his friends who have urged him to remove En? right. "t will not remove Enright!" exclaimed the Mayor to one of his friends. "He ?s all right. En? right is honest. Enright is doing the best he can and he is doing well. I'm going to stick by En? right. Nobody can prevail upon me to remove him. Enright's all right." Evils of Enright Police System Told !? H or ton Lieutenant. Week Before He roic Death, in Interview (?iv<Mi Tribune, Said Pull. .Not Merit, Ruled Forre Many in Offiee Boy Jobs ?Alleged Thousands Do Use? less Oeriral Work Instead of Hunting Criminals Floy.i Uorton, indice lieutenant, buf? feted about from precinct 'u precincl i - ' [because he had not found favor in the Enr ght-Lahey administration, lies dead in his hume in Bay Ridge, a victim of police zeal in attempting to arrest t h i . gunmen w hile on h is way 1 i me ' "i. - family. "They said at Headquarters 1 was a I bum, a ?tool pigeon. shoo-flj and a i fly cop," Lieutenant Uorton told a ' Tribune reporter a week ago. "I don't .,. long because I was one of Pa?; Cos I gan's men. But I'm a cop. and I'll be a cop if they ?end me to City Island, Westen, ster, Queens or Richmond. Dan Costigan drove it, into us rhat no mat .'7a' work we were or. we were expected to do regular police work." Lieutenant Horton showed t'ae re- \ suit of the Costigan training on Thurs- ; da; night, despite 'he fact that the present administration humiliated him by refusing to give him a regular as- ; signmei?t and drove him from pre.-'-.-' to precinct. "Trying to Tire Me Out" ''They arc trying to tire me out down ; al Headquarters? disgust me so that I'll quit, but either they or I'll be sis :'e> r under ground before i'll lay down to them." Horton sail to The Tribune] .V . k ago. "They say I'm yellow. Do you know ? ? .. ?" he continued. "Because 1 hav? ? - - -?: - igh to stick t., Dan Costigan, the whitest and earnest and the mon;. honest man in the job to-day. They want to iret me out because thev* know I know what they have been doing. "1 ". -. n the school of recruits when Da ' ? tigan picked me out for a spe? cial job. That was when General Greene was Commissioner. 1 have tried to be a real cop ever since. They know tl at I will talk to you or anybody else who comes here to ask me about the department. That's the reason that in? stead of having a steady assignment and one near my home I'm kicked about i m precinct to precinct, always more i than two hours from my horn.." Too Many Detail- in Force Lieutenant Horten was asked at that] time what he thought was the matter l with the present police administrati n "Too many details," was his first reply. "They have men who be on the street- lieutenants, sergeants, cops doing clerical and office boy work al Headquarters and in inspectors' orr?< es. "The Glee Club and Police Band I it. mbers are favored sons?all the time ' off they want, no matter what burden ! il adds to the other cops or to the pre? cinct commander, or no matter howl . rious the ?rime situation is. "Is the city underpoliced ? The Tribune' figures don't tell half the; story. You fellows didn't discover that j ii .very precinct two of the men who ! turn out after midnight go back and do iCon'.lnuf.d on next page) Sing Sing Inmates Gloat ()\er Safety From Crime New York Urged Not to Send Crooks I p the Hiver to Con- i taminatc Prisoners OSSINING, X. V.. Dec. 18. The Christmas number of The Sine; s njr Bulletin, i-sueii to-day, gets a chuckle out of the crime situation in New York. remarking: "Isn't it a pleasant sensation, when ' e keeper locks our cell door at nijrht. the feeling of security that conies t.. us . as we drift away to dreamland? "I. wouldn't be a bad idea to build a wall around New York City and keep i all their crooks there, instead of send-i ing them up the river to contaminate i the inmates of Sing Sing." A red and green cover adorns the Christmas number of the prison pub- ? lication, and it contains a Thristmas j greeting from Archbishop Patrick J. Haves, of New York, to the inmates of the prison. _ Do mentir llrlp Problem* Old-Time Squad System Is Revived and Extra Protection Is Given to Maiden Lane Seetion New Deadline in Shopping District All of Police Vacations Canceled as Citizens Band to War on Crooks The Police Department began re i organization yesterday in a belated effort to check the growing crime i wave in the city. While robbevie? and hold-ups con? tinue unabated, and courts, patriotic organizations and private citizen* I were discussing means of conibat '< ing the .situation. Commissioner En : right in a letter to Mayor Hylan submitted twelve changes in the ad ' ministration ami organization of the Police Department which ho believes I will increase its efficient y. These j include : The establishment of an au tomo bile patrol system of thirty-five ma? chines. A return to the old system of pa? trols bj detectives in ..rime infeste.! | districts. Alterations of the present patrol system which will give the city the i use of six hundred more patrolmen ! daily. , Deteetive Bureau Enlarged Assignment of fifty additional i men to the Detective Bureau. < Cancellation of a I s acal ions .. !)i?' department. < Irdeis !.. all ins] ectoi s and cap tains to remain on continuous duty I til! further notice. Material increase in the - imbe patrolmen in the Wall Street and Fifth Avenue shopping districts. A cali to the Po i? ? I ir\ es to re? port for duty s\ henever pi - ... It is undersl - ving a ? ... and Chief h spector Lahey, 100 men have bee-: pdded to the force belo old dead -. dead? line" has been drawn about th? shop? ping district from Thirty-second to Fifty-seventh Street and from Broad why to Madison Avenue, with twenty live addit ional m? on duty ? h< re. Mayor Hylan terd lad? clear his at itud trat ion of th Po . He placed ? im -? If, ement to i friend, (?uarel ? sioner, exon ra1 ..r fault in coi -. i'ith the crime wave ai lei no cir cumst anc? . Othe .I st ruggle to an I ? aga the ii ights of criminals in cl '. led preparatio deal n er.- ha? commit ? try at once Swann Demands High Hail ?Ms!i':'-7 Attorn? e bail ii c ? robb? ry, assault, burglai y ai Fei here aftei. To mon hat a crimina case* placed on a : list and [he ?? be rapidly as poa siblc. Judges of the i al Scs sions hi to fun nami ? or ? erj prof? and hi?. Th.- Military Orel - War, com] OV( ?'-?-;: s, has to be 1 to-morrow organizi tioi of a \ g li nee committee attl? '. - criminal n up. Private citizens are arming- by the hundred I o irot? ? elves. ?ppli ?ation f_oi are pouring into the Police Department. Fifth Av?nu< jewelers -still under the gloom the death of Edwin Andrews, killed by robbers last Thurs? day, are taking ? measures to prevent another ucl o trage. Special r d s a r ? and by Moi ay ? ?? ????..' contain a dozen or nor? ai med ?? ? ; wl how to us guns. The Tribu I ' : mon interview wit] :'- eutenant Floyd Horton obtained several days tj;o This interview, g lei ??-. If now r? leas ed by who fell fif n of i hold-up man oi : I i la. - ight. ir ar Veterans to Form Vigilance Com milter Military Order H ill Help to Suppress Crime; If ?King tc Co-operate ft it h the Polict Roused to action by the prevalen? me th treets oi the ?it or law-abiding citizens the staff of I !\ew York Chapter o the .Military Order oi the World Wm at a meeting yesterday morning, tool initial ' ooking to the formatioi of a vigilance committee to Buppres the operatioi of hold-up men am murderers. Definite plans >..' organization wil be determined to-morrow night at a emergency meeting of the entire.chap ter. comprising 1,500 officers wh served in the army, navy and marin corps, to be held in the 71st Regimen Armory. Not only members of the oi ganization, but ail other officers wh >;... active service in :''?? armed force i . the ' ' ited 5t i t.. al toi .i. i . ' -. . 268 Wc?