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MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1920
V * *
In Greuter New York
Within 200 Mil?-?
informal Negotiations Are
Under Way With South
Africa, Australia, Can?
ada and New Zealand
Speech of Lodge in Phila?
delphia Is Regarded as
Genesis of Movement
By Carter Field
WASHINGTON. Dec. 26.?Unofficial
?ni informal negotiations . have been
going on for more than a week look?
ing to some kind of working agree?
ment between the United States and
Canada. Australia, New Zealand and
8onth Africa, with a view to maintain?
ing a united front against Japanese
These four British dominions are
confronte?, with much the game prob?
lem with regard to the Japanese which
Us resulted, so far as this country is
concerned, in the California laws at?
tempting to prevent Japanese owner?
ship of land, and the troublesome nego?
tiations oetween the State Department
and Japanese diplomats over the Cali?
It Is regarded here as rather remark?
able that at a time when anti-British
feeling In America is being stimulated
by the news frum Ireland and by vari?
?os kinds of propnganda any move in
the direction of a closer community of
interests with countries over which the I
Union Jack floats should be under way. ?
It is also regarded as strange that
inch a move should be definitely in i
progress at tue verv moment when the I
Japanese Foreign Minister is te.ling j
his Diet that negotiations with America ?
probably will soon conclude with a
treaty overriding the California laws.
Senators Studying Program
Far from laying plans for ratifica?
tion of a treaty invalidating Cali?
fornia's anti-Japanese laws. Senators !
are seriously discus.-ing a proposition .
which would result in a united front'
being made against Japanese immigra-,
tion by five powerful countries whose
interesta in exclud.ng Japanese na- j
tionals are identical.
The fact that fo.r of these countries,
Canada. Australia, New Zealand and :
South Africa, are supposed to be 'ti- '
eluded with Great Britain in an alii- j
Mice with Japan, whereas the pro- 1
posed program contemplates their iden-1
;ification w.th the United States in a |
move against Japan's expressed inter?
est, adds complications to an already
rather involved situation.
So far as can be learned no step has
been taken by the British dominions to
uresent the proposal directly to the
State Department. The brief tenure
of the present Administration is of
wurse realized, and it is considered
further that nothing along this line
undertaken by the present Administra?
tion would make any real pr? gress to?
ward the desired consummation.
Up to date the only exchanges have
been with Republican Senators known
to be in close sympathy .with the prob- i
able foreign policy of the Harding. Ad- j
The first open move was made by
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, chairman
of the Senat" Foreign Relations Com-;
mittee and Republican leader of the
Senate, in a speech several weeks ago !
in Philadelphia. Many subjects were !
discussed in the speech, and no public !
attention was attracted at the time to
a paragraph far down in it which re?
ferred to the Japanese problem. The I
paragraph appeared to be very casual,
but it suggested nothing les3 than a
union of the British dominions border?
ing on the Pacific with the United
States In dealing with the problem of
Japanese immigration and land owner
British Embassy Interested
While this paragraph escaped the
attention of the public at the time,
?nd since for that matter, it did not
?scape very important persons con?
nected with the Britisn diplomatic
Mrvicj and also with the governments
of these British dominions. On the
contrary a copy of what Mr. Lodge
?id found its way into the British Em
o*ssy h^re in an astonishingly sh >rt
?me, in view of the scant attention
Paid to it by the newspapers. At trie
?ffibassy it was regarded with intense
2v?frt*"' as m?y we" ^e imagined, but
?OTiousiy also there is nothing official
?oieh the embassy can do with regaid
te it -
But a very high official of the gov
?tment of Australia did not feel so
?>*mpered by diplomatic red tape, and
??side* he was not at all embarrass?e
O? the Anglo-Japanese treaty. More
j"?r. he knew will that the feeling in
A.? Zealand and Canada was precisely
?si lar to the feeling in Australia and
?n the United States with regard to
**? situation. So, believing the idea
waneed by Senator Lodge to be a
?plen'LUd solution o? the whole dif
w-ly. he wrote to Mr. Lodge com
?J?nd;ng the suggestion of a league o'
J0C;i*h-?p?aking nations whose boun
?rtes touch the Pacific,
of ii ^?*K* ^a!t ?'"ce informed many
Wa ? coii'?*?ru^? a* to the situation.
gf *? approval of the Mas'acnuaeus
>nat.r'? [dea has been general, de
tkKt f":r<-'y which has guarded
?no OMeoMions so f7r.
finds Patrolman in Shop;
Held for Carrying Gun
????kljro Merchant, Awakened
?J ItfMKl in Store, Investigate*
ami U Arrested
>Selv?.ori> Kar? wasn't going to take
??7 Man??*. Whi-n h? heard a ?crap
;nt sound in the dry go'.da ?tore be '?>?
__f _r*C?n* <l'i*rUr% at ?/?H Leonard
2*?7 Brook yn, ?arly yesterda? h<
Pi Ms revolver and went downstairs.
>K ? h w#!a*?'"> In hand he throat op?n
'T fr''r?t door of the store and collided
itr, Patrlman Arnold Tito?, of the
a*rh*n Ht.-? ,tsti ?.
vi, *-. P?troImaa a'so had bandits on
2Lr? h'"i ''''k,"j ;' " ???> ?? ?? ?? '"^ '
.***, ?*'* obliging y dropped I la own
~*W? and explained to the police
?" ,,',,l'i the ??raping r?ol?e Tb<
~w?k#.r(<.r v/tr arrf!jgrjf,d yesterday
??nioon in Bridge pis,/? court. Brook'
tul ?*''i*rryi?tt a pistol without ? p< ?
?J* H? was held in %IJMA hail /or a
Caruso 111 in Bed of Pleurisy,
Under Care of Five Doctors
Physicians Order Tenor Not to Leave His Room;
Believe He Is Not in Least Danger, Though
Complications Are Possible
Enrico Caroso has pleurisy, it was |
made known yesterday in a bulletin .
issued by the five physicians attend- j
ing him. The tenor's illness is "of a '
painful though not serious character," j
the doctors stated.
The singer is confined to his room ?
at the Hotel Vandcrbilt and will have
to remain there "for a period," the
The bulletin was signed by Dr. Sam?
uel W. Lambert, Dr. Evan M. Evans,
! Dr. Antonio Stella, Dr. Francis J. Mur- j
i ray and Dr. Philip Horowitz, the latter j
the tenor's regular physician.
Bruno Zirato, secretary to Caruso,
said that the tenor complained of a
sharp pain in his back about 1 o'clock
Christmas Day and went to bed.
"This is the usual form of pleurisy,"
said Dr. Stella, "and there is nothing
very serious in the attack. Mr. Caruso !
is in the best of care and will come
through all right. Sometimes pleurisy I
results in serious complications, but 1
do not believe there is the least danger
in this case."
Caruso's illness last night prevented ?
his attending the annual dinner of the
Bohemians at the Biltmore.
Caruso burst a blood vessel in his
throat the night of December 11 while
singing in the first act of "L'Elisir
d'Aroore" at the Academy of Music in
Brooklyn. The accident stopped the
Several days before this he strained
his side in the first act of "Pagliaoci"
at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Last Monday night Caruso had to
abandon his scheduled r?le at the
Metropolitan because of what was then
said to be only a sight cold.
Giulio Crimi will sing the r?le of
Canio in to-night's performance of "II
Next Saturday afternoon, instead of
"Le Proph?te," in which Caruso has
one of his favorite r?les, "L'Amore dei
tre Re" and the ballet "II Cari"on
M?gico" will be given, with Mme. Eas
ton, and Messrs. Gig i. Amato and Mar
dones in the first-named work.
Only a few of the tenor's intim?t?
friends were aware yesterday that ht
was suffering from pleurisy. Twc
nurses have been engaged, and Mrs
Caruso is in constant attendance.
Fight Way to
Edge of Fiume
Five D'Annunzians Killed.
30 Wounded, as Regulars
Press In From Three Sides
on Thin Line of Defense
Legionaries Fall Back
Big Guns of Powerful Fleet
Cover the Advance; City j
May Be Captured To-day j
TRIESTE, Dec. 26 (By The Associ- j
ated Press).?The Italian regulars have i
reached the factories on the edge of |
Fiume and are closing in gradual.y on
the d'Annunzian stronghold. It is ex- !
pectsd Fiume will be taken this evening i
or to-morrow morning.
General Caviglia on Friday ordered
the occupation of advanced positions
around Fiume in consequence of recent
incidents and the threatening attitude
taken by d'Annunzio's legionaries.
In the operation the poet's soldiers
opposed aimed resistance to the ad?
vancing troops, who lost five men killed
and thirty wounded.
UDINE, Italy, Dec. 24 (By The Asso?
ciated Press) (Delayed).--General Ca
? viglia's regular Italian forces advanced j
two kilometers this morning without ;
firing a shot in a combined land and
? naval movement ta close in on d'An
nunzio, whose men retired. The Fiume
; triangle now is cut off and the poet's
aviation field at Grobnico has been
The plan of General Caviglia is to
gradua'ly tighten his grip on Fiume
until d'Annunzio is reduced to helpless- I
- ness. Caviglia's men advanced to-day !
from the north, cutting off the top of I
the triangle of which Fiume is formed I
and occupied Grobnico. Santa Croce and ?
San Mattia. The d'Annunzio troops I
evacuated these points without offering !
the slightest resistance.
At points from the shore northward |
the d'Annunzio line gave way and the j
regulars advanced half a kilometer. It !
was a simultaneous movement from \
The movement from the direction of ?
Udine was effected by an overwhelming !
body cf troops which advanced on the
thinly held line p* d'Annunzio's legion- ?
arie3. The advance was accomplished |
principally by Alpini, who occupied the j
high land covering the rugged territory j
to the rear of Fiume, including two ;
ranges of h ilia. Toward the sea the
regulars' line is held by Royal Guards j
While the troops advanced on the '
hilly ground overlooking the sea, the ?
Italian fleet kept silent guard in Fiume
Bay. The powerful squadron consists :
of first line battleships and destroyers.
It is reported that the orders to the :
Italian regular.-? are not to fire unless -
provoked. D'Annunzio's spokesmen say -
he also has ordered his officers not to
fire until he gives the word.
Man Regains Sight When
Auto Knocks Him Down
Ohioan's Right Eye Was Ren?
dered Useless Two Years Ago
by Particle of Steel
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
RAVENNA, Ohio, Dec. 26.?After ic?
ing blind in one eye for two years,
Ernest Holister, son of Watson llolis
ter, of this city, has been restored to
full use of the eye by a bump from an
automobile. Doctors had failed to help
Holister lo?/t the sight of his right
eye when a particle of steel struck It
while he was employed in the mill of
the Morgan Engineering Company
? Doctors removed the bit of steel, but
after bandages had been removed th?
'. eye was found to be sightless. He was
' offered no hope by specialists of ever
regaining the sight.
A few nights ago, while he was re?
turning from his work as superinten?
dent of 'the Morgan Engineering Com
' pany's department of civil engin?;ering,
Holi tcr was knocked down by an auto?
mobile. ii<- suffered no injuries more
*erious than bruises and a?shaking up,
but to his ffstonishment, after recover?
ing from the shock and anger of his
experience, ho discovered that he wm
seeing things out of both eyes. Doctors
tell him the restoration is permuncnt.
Policeman a Suicide as
Children Greet Santa
Whli? his wife arid two children were
In another part of their apartment,
where a Christmas tree had boon put
up, Patrolman James Alkiss went into
the kitchen of his home at 204 DeKalb
Avenue, Brooklyn, yesterday, and shot
himself through the head, dying in
Mrs. Atklss could nnslgri no motive
; for h<-r husband'* act. Lieutenant
' O'Keefe, of the Claaton Avenue sta?
tion, '.aid the officer had ?n excellent
record Atk?Hs had been attached to
that station for fifteen yeara. eine? bla
appointment to th?? fore?.
$200,000 Building Fired
After Oil Is Poured onj
Floors; Policeman Shoots
at Fleeing Incendiary
Gty to Guard Property
Terror Gang, Points Out!
Scenes of Many Crimes!
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
PTTSBURGH, Dec. 26. ? Operations j
of the arson ring which already was ?
blamed for fire losses aggregating j
more than $4,500,000 in Fayette and
Westmoreland counties in the last i
few days were brought to the ver7 :
doors of Pittsburgh early to-day with j
the destruction of the $200,000 John?
ston School, in Wilkinsburg, a wealthy I
borough adjoining this city. The in- j
cendiary was seen leaving the building j
and several shots were fired at him.
The fact that this latest fire oc- |
curred close upon the arrest yester-i
day of Albert Smith, of Fairhope, j
Fayette County, who is alleged to have
confessed to complicity in about fifteen
fires in the Brownsville region of Fay?
ette County, increased the perplexity
of the police officials. With Pittsburgh
itself now close to the arson zone, the
school authorities to-day announced i
that thorough precautions would be
taken to guard the school buildings
of this city.
Policeman Fires at Suspect
The Johnston School building was
set on fire after the floors had been
saturated with oil. The blaze was dis?
covered shortly after 2 o'clock by a
Wilkinsburg policeman. As the officer
started to turn in an alarm he saw a
man running f^om the school building.
He shouted at him to stop, but no at?
tention was paid to his command, and,
giving chase, he fired several shots at
The policeman turned in an alarm
and hurried back to the schoolhouse.
When two fire companies reached the
scene the entire' second floor of the
building, a modern two-story, fifteen- ?
room structure, was in flames.
Firemen, realizing that, the blaze was j
beyond control of the borough com- ?
panies, telphoned ti the Pittsburgh
Fire Department for aid. Two engine
companies and one truck company were
dispatched. An hour after the fire
was discovered nothing remained
standing but the outside brick walls.
Saw Light in School at Midnight
C. E. Williams, of Ecker Way, whose
home is close to the school house, said
that he and other members of his fam?
ily observed the rays of a flashlight
in the school building several times
before last midnight. They supposed
that the person moving about was a
watchman or other person connected
with the school.
The policeman who discovered the
fire passed the school a short time
before 2 o'clock this morning and saw j
two men standing in front of the '
building. He questioned them, and
their answers satisfied him that they
were on no unlawful mission. He
passed on and, when about half a block
away, chancing to glance back, he saw
the reflection of flames in windows on
the second floor. Running back, he
found the two men had disappeared, i
and it was then he saw the man dash
from the building.
Thomas G. Ryan, chief inspector of
fire protection, who went to Browns?
ville and nenrby villages to investigate
the fires attributed to Albert Smith,
said he believed that Smith was impli?
cated in at least thirty-three fires.
With other officials Chief Rvnn to?
day went over the scenes of many re?
cent fire*, taking Smith with him. Ac
'?or?r?ng to Ryan Smith pointed nut one
place after another that he had burned.
Harding Now |
Senator Drops Considera?
tion of Foreign Pro?
gram to Devise Means
to Cut Expenditures
Seeks Best Expert
To Head Treasury
Huge Cost of Running War
Department Chief Tar?
get for Retrenchment
From a Staff Corre y pondent
MARION, Ohio, Dei. 26.?Concret?
stops will be taken here this week bj
President-elect Harding, as head of the
Republican party, to shift governmen'
spending from a war to a peace-tim?
basis. Temporarily foreign affairs ar?
to be relegated to the background whil?
Senator Harding devotes himself t?
pressing domestic problems.
Members of House and Senate com
mittees that largely control the cxpen
dituro of the people's money are t
confer with the President-elect betwee:
now and New Year's Day. The resul
of this is expected to be an imm?diat
reduction in appropriations, with
consequent reaction later in reduce
taxation and finally in lowered livin
One of the first to come will be Sena
tor Porter J. McComber, of North Da
kota, who In the absence of Senato
Boies Penrose, is the ranking membe
of the Senate Finance Committc?
Others who will be here this week ai
Representative J. W. Good, of Iowa, c
the House Appropriations Committee
Representative Frank Mondell, of Moi
tuna, floor leader of the House; Repr?
sentative Patrick II. Kelley, of Mich
gan, of the Naval Affairs Committc
and Representative Daniel R. Anthon
of Kansas, second ranking member ?
the Military Affairs Committee.
Hughcs's Selection Believed Settled
By turning his back on foreign a
fair3 at this time Senator Harding h;
created the ini_?ression that he has de
initely selected the man he wants to l
his Secretary of State. He also h:
:-?trengthened the impression that tl
man is Charles Evans Hughes, who
known on excellent authority to ha'
been receiving the most serious co
sidcration of any of the eligibles du
ing the last week.
Senator Harding has watched wi
grow ng concern the unemployme
problem and the disturbed econom
situation, as reflected in the stock ai
bond markets. This is understood
have caused him to determine to a
point his Secretary of the Treasury
the earliest possible moment, so th
this second important member of 1
Cabinet could begin to function in cc
tain respects, such as conferring Tv;
those members of Congress with whe
he inevitably will have dealings wh
his appointment has been confirm?
Some of the men who are coming tl
week are expected to be asked "to c
press their feelings regarding the f
ness for the Treasury post of half
dozen men who are under considei
This list includes Charles D. Hill
of New York; George M Reynolds a
Charles G. Dawes, of Chicago, and f?
mer Senator Weeks, of Massachusef
Whatever they may tell Senator H
ding about, this subject, he is sure
tell them his wishes concerning le
ered government, costs. It is a pa
pledge, and as head of the party i
Senator is going to request that i
mediate action be? taken to cut app
priations as sharply as is consist?
War Department Chief Target
Senator Harding is understood
feel that the greatest target
charges of government ext.kvagai
is the War Department, with its gr
army of civilian employees. It is ab
this that he espt-c.al.y wants to t
to Representative Anthony, of
Military Affairs Committee.
Will II. Hays's visit, also schedu'
is expected to result in an offer to l
of the Postmaster Generalship.
Hays is particularly concerned j
now about the appointment of ?^
ator Harding's secretary. He is at
ous to have Senator Harding offer t
post to Richard Washburn Child
close friend of Hays. Senator I
ding is expected by persons about
headquarters hete to announce bel
long the appointment of George
Christian, who has served him as :
retary since he wrnt to Washingto
Governor-elect Davis, another
pected visitor, wants to talk about
Ohio patronage, but Harry Daugln
probably will have much to say al
that. There is another matter tc
?Lettlcd between Mr. Davis and Sen;
Harding an?! that is the appointn
of Senator-elect Frank Willis to
re?1?! Senator Harding when the la
resigns his seat. This he expect:
do on January ^<t, when Davis is
nu?mrated. Willis, it is now km
objects to receiving the appoints
from G' veinor Cox. who offere?
name him if Senator Harding wi:
to resign earlier. Willis's object
are understood to be based on a :
ing that Cox was responsible for
bitterness of the final stago of
Presidential campaign in Ohio.
Humane Agent's Misplaced Zeal
Costs Poor Family Xmas Meal
All becauso a turkey was carried
| with its head down through the con
1 fines of Greenwich Village in those
glad hours just preceding Christmas
Day Andrew Dearigher passed the hol
day behind the steel bars that should
never close on any Samaritan and a
poor family had to get ?long without
the prom sed fowl that was to form the
| center of th" Yuletide feast.
The story stood out amid the wrack
? of post-holiday inronHe?|uentia!'? before
' Magistrate Max Levin o In Jefferson
Market Court yesterday. Mr. Dar
i r'gher, who lives at 400 West Thirteenth
! Street, said the turkey for which h"
' provided the personal transportat'oru.
! facilities was marked f?ir Christmas
?laughter in behalf of a family consist?
ing of a tubercular mother and five
children. Hut fste intervened in be?
half of the turkey's life In the person
of a aramaa v/b? ?aid aha was Anna A4- .
lors, of 99 Lincoln Avenue, agent of a
The woman saw that the turkey was
be'ng carried with its head close to th?A
sidewalk and its feet pointing toward]
the sky. She called to a patrolman.
George Fregal, of the Charles Street
station. Patrolman Fregal does not as?
sume to be a naturalist and could not
say that carrying a turkey in any such
position was bad for the bird'?! bra'n
eejuipmcnt. Hut he was willing to leave
the scientific aspects of the cuse to the
: judgment: of the court, so !)<? arrested
I Darrighor, who was unable to cbtnin
i bail. Th?? turkey spent Christmas pac?
ing up ar'd down the rooms of an in?
stitution where if wns taken by the
woman who had intervened.
Magistrat?? Levine's judgment was
brief and none too formal.
"You're discharged -honorably," he
said to Darrighrr. "The turkey seems
to be the only one that has come for?
tunately on* ?* this affair."
Store Is Held
Up as Show
Bandit Leisurely Ri?es j
Strongbox and Cash !
Register While His Pal
Covers Clerk With Gun |
Broker's Son Held
Por $5,000 Theft!
Police Say Prisoner Con?
fesses Being Brains of
Brooklyn Robber Gang
While Southern Boulevard was
crowded with theatergoers last night
two hold-up men, who displayed no re?
spect whatever for Commissioner En
right's efforts to halt the crime wave,
strolled into the United Cigar Store at
175th Street and the Boulevard, held up
the clerk and, after looting the strong
box and cash register, departed as
leisurely as they had come with $600
Harry Judelson, of 8S3 East 176th
Street, was alone in the store when a
man entered and ordered a package of
cigarettes. When the clerk turned
around with the package another man
had joined the "customer,"-_>nd the sec?
ond carried a gun.
Keeping the clerk covered, he walked
around the counter, nudged him in the
back with the muzzle of his weapon
and ordered him to march into the
back room. Judelson obeyed.
While the gunman held the clerk in
his temporary prison, the other robber
got the strong box out from under the
counter, found its key hanging on a
nail and opened it and after emptying
?ts contents into a pocket, rifled the
Bandits Lost in Crowd
Then he called: "All right, Mike.
We've got it all."
Mike poked Judelson with his gun
and after ordering the clerk: "Stay
where you arc or I'll blow your head
off," followed his mate out into the
When Judelson finally emerged and
summoned the police, the men were
lost in the crowd that was streaming
along the sidewalks. The clerk, when
pressed for a description of the rob?
bers, said one of them "wore a derby."
George L. King; twenty-nine years old,
well dressed and radiating prosperity,
was arraigned in Flatbush Court yes?
terday on a short affidavit charging as?
sault and robbery. Magistrate Steers
at first fixed bail at $25,000, but later
raised it to $100,000 at the request of
District Attorney Harry E. Lewis, of
The specific charge against King, who
lives at 420 West 110th Street, is com?
plicity in a bold daylight robbery of
Henry Fcttel, a retired real estate man,
of 187 Linden Avenue, Flatbush, on
November 22, of jewelry worth $5,000.
According to District Attorney Lewis,
he has made a statement confessing
that he planned the robbery and acted
The police say he is wanted in sev?
eral States and is one of the most dan?
gerous criminals in the country.
According to the police, his right,
nanti is not King, but Kneninger, and
he is the son of a wealthy New York
Suspect Him of Other Crimes
Although King denied complicity in
any other crimes, Lewis said he did not
be ieve he had told the whole story
and he expects further revelations. The
police sa. he is wanted in California,
that he joined the navy when sixteen
years old and deserted, and that he
jumped bail of $1.000 last October in
New Jersey after being arrested as a
suspicious character. The police say
the bail was put up by his father.
King was arrested Saturday night as
he emerged from a restaurant near the
address he gave as his hopte. He went
to Brooklyn willingly and after several
hours' questioning, according to Lewis,
made a statement, confessing: he was
the "brains" of the Fettel robbery.
In this statement, made before Mr.
Lewis, Assistant District Attorney Ed?
ward Cooper and Detective James Mc?
Carthy, it is said he admitted being the
agent of thieves and ingratiating him?
self into the confidence of persons of
means for the purpose of appraising
their articles of jewelry and planning
Another is Implicated
The police say he was c nv'cted of
forgery in California and sentenced
to serve seven years, but was paroled
after two years and fled the state.
His alleged confession implicates
Walter Phinney. indicted for burglary,
assault and grand larceny and await?
ing trial in connection with the rob?
bery. King said, according to the po?
lice, he met Mr. Fettel at a hotel in
(Continued on next page)
Masked Raiders Wreck
Cork Newspaper Plant
Use Explosives and Fire Build?
ing; Said to Art Under ^'Orders
of. the Irish Republic''
CORK, Dec. 26.?Thirty armed end
masked raiders invaded the offices of
The Cork Examiner Chr stmas Eve,
broko the machinery -vith hammers,
wrecked parts of the building with ex?
plosives and set fire to the property.
They .escaped before th?2 arrival of the
police. The fire was extinguished, but
the other damage '.vas very extensive.
The raiders, who wore c'vilian cloth?
ing, sa ?1 they were acting under "or?
ders of the Irish Republic." They
forced their way through the front en?
trance, carrying sledge hammers, with
which they smashed two large printing
presses. Cutting the telephone wires,
they proceeded to place bombs and
sticks of gelignite under the machnes,
! some of which were blown to pieces.
I The ra'ders remaitvd twenty-five
! minutes. It is believed the attack was
caused by the attitude of The Exam
! iner ?m the recent pastoral letter issued
by the Bishop of Cork.
LUBLIN'. Dec. 26.?Two men who
fired mi the Crown forces to-day at
Traloe were shot ?lead by the military
when they tried to escape They had
revolvers and dum-dum bullets in their
Two civilians and one soldier were
wounded here in disturbances Christ?
mas. Their wounda ara uot considerad
"Monk" Eastman, Gang
Leader and War Fiero,
Slain by Rival Gunmen
Anna Donegan, Red Cross
War Heroine, Believed
to Have Shot Mrs. Hague!
Following a Quarrel ?
1 Anna Donegan, thirty years old, and '
Mrs. Edna Hague, a widow, twenty-five
years old, rented rooms on the top floor
! of the building at 361 Van Brunt
Street, Brooklyn, on November 1 and
established '.he Lady Evelyn Beauty!
! Parlors. Their partnership was marked j
i by constant bickering and there were I
times, it wa3 said, when they found j
? themselves in financial difficulties.
Shortly before noon yesterday sev
: eral persons returning home from ;
? mass were passing 361 Van Brunt
Street. From the interior of the build- '
ing they heard three shots, fired in
rapid succession. When the police ?
reached the scene and opened a door I
leading into the parlors they found the ?
two women on the floor, dead. Miss j
Donegan, with a .32 calibre revolver
I in her hand, had died from a bullet
! that penetrated her right temple. Mrs.
Hague had been shot through the. back
of the neck.
Three Chambers Empty
Miss Donegan lived at 72 Dikeman
Street, two blocks from the Van Brunt ?
Street address. Mrs. Hague lived at |
149 Dwight Street, Brooklyn.
The police believe that Miss Done
j gan shot and killed her partner as the
j latter was turning the door-knob on
her way out of the beauty parlors.
When detectives forced their way into
the rooms they found the body of Mrs. I
Hague obstructing the entrance. The
fact that death had been caused by a
bullet entering the back of her neck
I convinced the detectives that she had
her back turned to the Other woman
when the shot was fired.
Miss Donegan was found in the cen?
ter of the room. In one hand she held j
a muff and in the other the revolvei.
I Three chambers of the revolver were i
| empty and three loaded. One of ;r.e :
j three bullets fired was found imbeddod
| ii. the woodwork of the. door leading
| from the parlors into the hallway.
The police believe that the first shot ;
! fired by Miss Donegan penetrated the ;
rback of Mrs. Hague's neck and that she i
then fired a ?hot into the door be?oic '
'urning the revolver upon herself. It j
is thought that she had drawn the re- ?
volver from a muff and that the shoDt- j
: ing was the culmination of a quarrel? \
I one of the many between them since
I *he establishment of the beauty pit- !
j When persons passing the building j
! heard the. shots a call was imm?diat-;y
? put in for the police. Detective? re
' sponded from the Hamilton Averno
: station, and :?n investigation was con?
ducted under the direction of Acting
! Captain Gallagher, in charge of d?.tec
| tives of the Mth Inspection District, j
Won Decoration in War
It was learned last night that, on
November 10, Miss Donegan male a?
: complaint to the police about Mrs. |
\ Hague regarding a quarrel that they i
! had had over financial matters. T.-.e j
I case, however, did not reach court
Kathryn Donegan, Miss Donepan's j
sister, told the police last night that i
Anna had served in the Red Cross for I
eighteen months during the war, und !
was overseas most of the time. She
, said that her work won for her a deco- j
| lation from the French.
When Miss Donegan and Mrs. Hague
I decided to establ sh beauty parlors, ac
, cording to Miss Donegan's sister, it was
' agreed that Miss Donegan would fur- j
j nish most of the. money and that Mrs.
: Hague would do most af the actual
Kathryn Donegan said that two weeks
\ ago Mrs. Hague told her sister that
she had met a man in whom she was
? greatly interested, and that she was
i thinking of quitting their partnership
and gett ng married.
According to Kathryn Donegan her
sister was of the opinion that she
would lose money if Mrs. Hague sud?
denly left the business, as she was un?
able to attend to the worn, of the beauty
I parlor herself. Anna, said her sister,
! was employed as a d strict nurse at the
. Schermerhorn Street branch of the De
i partaient of Health. *
Dr. M. Joondeph, of 1202 Avenue J,
! Brooklyn, owner of the building at 361
j Van Brunt Street, said last night that
i he knew nothing of the financial
j troubled of the partners.
At the home of Miss Donegan it was
! said last night the two women had
i been friends for many years, and that
? Mrs. Hague's husband died about a
I year ago. Since then they frequently
' talked over a business arrangement, so
I that Mrs. Hague would be able to earn
money to support herself and her
Mrs. Hague, however, according to
! members of Miss Donegan's family,
had little or no money to put into a
business and Miss Donegan agreed to
put something like $1,500 into the
beauty parlor. She had received little
in return, according to her sister.
Miss Donegan needed money to buy
Christmus presents last week and was
able to get hut $10 from Mrs. Hague,
her sister tofd the police.
At the home of Mrs. Hapue members
of her family refused to make any
Murder and Suicide at Parley
BUDAPEST, Dee. 26.?During a m?'p*
ii'.g of the commission appointed to
! delimit the Serbo-Bulgarian frontier a
' quarrel started and a Bulgarian colonel
killed the Serbian general who pre
bided, says a Sofia dispatch to-day.
The colonel then committed suicide.
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Crowd Mauls Preacher
Mistaken for Thief
HETROIT, Dec. 26.?Mistaken
for a thief as he was hurrying to
his church with communion cups
under his arm, the Rev. Harry
G. Miley, pastor of St. Paul's
English Evangelical Church, was
stopped and beaten by a crowd
here to-day. The minister was
knocked down twice and kicked
by members of the crowd before
he could make his identity known. !
He walked to the church and re?
ceived first aid after being liber?
ated. The Rev. Mr. Miley's face
was cut and he was severely
Boy Killed, 2
With a Bomb
Lead Pipe Found on Beach
Explodes in Brooklyn
Home When Youth At?
tempts to Pry It Apart
One Lad Loses a Hand
Another Wounded by Steel
Fragments Which Shatter
Parlor Walls and Ceiling
The explosion yesterday afternoon
of u six-inch piece of rusted pipe,
which is believed to have contained
a bomb, caused the death of one
boy and the injury of two others. The
blast occurred in the parlor of the
home of Herbert Brann, sixteen years
i old, at 139 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn.
The dead boy is John McKenney jr.,
! sixteen years old, of 1248 Union Street,
i Brooklyn. He was Jellied by a frag
| msnt of stetl hurled through the roof
J of his mouth and into his brain.
Brann's left hand was blown oft* and
several pieces of steel were imbedded
in his face. Paul Clandow, seventeen
years old, of 807 St. John's Place,
Brooklyn, was injured by steel frag?
ments that.penetrated his forehead.
The walla and the ceiling of the
room were chipped by bits of flying
metal. The blast discharged a num?
ber of .32-caliber cartridges which lay
on a table in the room. The pipe, the
police believe, was filled with steol
Lead Pipe Explodes
The piece of pipe was in the hands
of young Brann when the explosion
cccurred. His companions were watch?
ing him as he examined it. Holding
the pipe in his left hand ne was mak?
ing an effort to unscrew a nut from
the end of it with a monkey wrench. I
The nut turred with the first twist
and Brann started to remove it with
Suddenly there came a terrific blast,
fcllowe?' bv the explosion of the car?
tridges on the tahle. Simultaneously
with the explosion of the pipe McKen?
ney fell backward. He had been stand?
ing directly in front of the pipe. 3Trs.
Brann, who was sitting with her
daughter in an adjoining room, rushed
into the parlor and found the three
boys lying on the floor.
Dr. A. E. Schermir, of 586 St. Mark's
1 Avenue, Brooklyn, was summoned. He
j aaministered first aid treatment. The
injured boys were removed to the
Found Pipe Near Beach
Young Brann told Police Captain
Frank Conboy of the Grand Avenue
precinct station that the piece of pipe
had been picked up by him near Bergen
Beach Saturday afternoon. It attracted
the boy's curiosity and he invited his
two young friends to watch him while
he experimented with it.
Captain Conboy said he had sent two
; men to Bergen Beach to investigate
and had collected fragments of steel
\ found at the Brann home in an effort
to determine the cause of the explosion.
McKenney was a messenger boy in
the emp oy of the International Bank,
of 60 Wall Street. He was a member
of Company 12, 13th Coast Artillery,
? and was a graduate of Public School
! Denver Plans to Sell
Motor Fuel at Cost
Councilman Would Establish
Filling Stations and Force
Companies to Cut Price
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
DENVER, Col., Dec. 26.?Early in
i troduction in the city council of a-bill
i providing that the city establish sev?
eral iihing stations for the purpose of
selling motor fuel at cost is promised
i by Councilman Louis Straub.
"The proposed ordinance Is now be?
ing prepared and will be ready within
a short time," said Mr. Straub. "It
takes time to work out the details of
a bill of this kind. I want to be sure
I am right before we go ahead. Fur?
thermore. I want to introduce the bill
when I know there will be sufficient
vote.-? to pass it.
I "The city is the owner of numerous
triangular pieces of property .which
would be suitable for tilling stations.
It could afford to sell the gasoline at
cost because of this fact, and I believe
that as soon as the city cuts the price
of gasoline the companies wou'd not
be long in making their prices the
samo as thoae of the municipality."
Found in Union Squar?
With 5 Bullet Wounds
in Body, He Dies After
Being Taken to Hospital
Trailed Six Months;
Threatened to Kill
Empty Pistol Near Sub
way Entrance; Round
Up of Suspects Is Begun
"Monk" Eastman, called -New
York's most notorious and fearless
gang leader?the man who camo
back from the WorTd War a ?hero
and promised to go ?traight and
make good when Governor Smith re?
stored him to full citizenship, camo
to his death early yesterday, pre?
sumably at the hands of rival gun?
When picked up near the subway
i at Fourth Avenue and Fourteenth
Street Eastman, whose real name
was William Delaney, was dying
from five bullet wounds, one of
j which was just below the heart.
"Monk" had stepped from the nar?
row path long enough to threaten to
kill, and so, evidently, had forfeited
the protection that was his during
the time he remained away from'the
gangs, a private citizen.
Just what occurred is a mystery.
When the identity of the gangster
was learned after the body had been
taken from St. Vincent's Hospital
to the Mercer Street police station,
Lieutenant Funston, in command of
detectives in that district, took
charge of the case and notified Police
Headquarters. Assistant District
Attorney Hennis was assigned to the
case and a score of detectives or?
dered on the job.
Police Round Up Gunmen
Realizing the danger of a gang out?
break during the present wave of
| crime, every effort was made to round
; up those responsible for the killing
and any others who might have any in?
formation regarding "Monk's" fall from
| grace. Detectives in Manhattan and
Brooklyn were searching the gathering
places, of known gunmen last night In
an effort to learn how Eastman could
be shot five times at a place as public
as Union Square, even ;.t 4 o'clock in
the morning, without some one having
seen the murder.
That he might have been killed else?
where and thrown from a taxicab is
one theory. This is strengthened some?
what by the fact that a oistol with five
of the chambers empty was found on
the stairway of the B. It. T. tubws;,
entrance near where the body was
found. This, too, might have been
thrown from the cab.
It became known last night that
Brooklyn police, who knew that East?
man had "broken out" f?x months ago,
had been tra ling him, and it is be?
lieved th's vigilance made the killing,
? which had been expected for some time,
I impossible in Brooklyn. Th^ police in
that borough had learned that "Monk''
during a drunk last . ummer hart
threatened to kill another "reformed"
gang leader. Ever since detectives had
been on "MonkV trail.
Police Expected dang Rattle
In the surveillance of Eastman th*
j police learned trat the followers of the
other gang leader were arming them
! selves, and a close watch was kept on
j the various hangout.-; in Brooklyn.
I where the former East Siders wore
making their headquarters, to prevent,
or at least check, the battle that wa.-,
expected at pry moment. That the
! killing apparently took place in Man
j hattan, in a public square, is something
j the Brooklyn police were unable to
Eastman w?s fourni at 4 a. m. by
j Policemen Ma'.loy and Morelock, of th?
? Mercer Street police station. As fain .
; heartbeats wore di;<tinguishable. ho
[was rushed ti St. Vincent's Hospital,
but he was _ead when taken to the
| operating room. There were tw% bul?
let wounds in the left arm, another
; through the left hand and two througn
the chest, one of which was ju;t beJ.ov;
Finger Prints Aid Identification
At the Mercer Street station, vher*
the body was taken, Detectives John
Bottie and Joseph Gilkinson, who were
cssigned to the case, recognizea the
victim of the shooting, but to make an
identification positive finger prints
were taken to Police Headquarters.
Search of the clothing of the dead
gang leader and war hero showed tha'.
the suit he wore was of good quality
'? and was made by Witte Brothers, 51'.
?? Eldridge Street. In the coat pocket
I was a label on which was written "E
| Eastman, Oct 22, 1919?No. 17,434
Henry Witte, a member of tin
ItiV'O. :>.g firm, when asked who th?
! suit was made for, ?aid:
"Monk" Eastman, the old time jfani
leader, whose address l3 124 Peni
Street, Brooklyn. We have mad?
clothes for him for nineteen years. Tu
last suit we made for him was de
livered October 21, this year."
No Immediate Prospect of Arrest
At the Brooklyn address it was fait
that Eastman had not lived there dur
ing the last year and a half. Tenants o
the place said they had been there dur
ing that time and that *hey had ??
information regarding Eastman.
Detectives discovered late last n??f'
that Eastman did not live at the Pc
Street address but in a furnished root
house at 801 Driggs Avenue, Brooldyt
The room was thoroughly searched fo
clews which, might lead to tha arree