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ADVERTISED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED Vol. LXXX No. 27,073 (Copyriclit, 11)20, New York Trlbnno tne.) Firsc w i^ast ? the Truth: _THURSDAY, ftew s ? Manorial s?Adveiusements THE WEATHER Partly cloudy to-day and to-morrow; somewhat warmer to-day; south? west and west winds lull Report on Last Page DECEMBER 30, 1920 * * * TWO CENTS iit?-iit??r \r\\ York THREE CENTS Within ?00 .Miles FO?R CFNTS Flsewlier? Indict Travis ?With Judson And Wendell Compt relier, His Deputy and Broker Accused of Grand L a r c e n y and Fraud in Bond Deals $5,000 Bail Each Quickly Provided Grand Jury Strongly Urges Law to Curb Lax Methods of Spending The October additional grand jury (yesterday returned individual indict ptents. each consisting of four Counts, against State Comptroller Eugene M. Travis, Comptroller elect James A. Wendell and Albert L. Judson, a broker. The d: fendants are charged v.ith grand larceny o? ftate funds and fraudulent auditing of state accounts. The indictments were handed up to Judge John F. Mclntyre, in Gen? eral Sessions, where the three men were arraigned and, through counsel, pleaded not guilty. Bail of $5,000 in each case was quickly furnisheii and their attorneys were given until Friday to make necessary motions 01 new pleas. In addition to the indictments, the grand jury handed Judge Mclntyre a piesentment in which the attention of the new Legislature and Governor elect Miller is called to the ''extreme laxity" of the methods by which the eir.king and trust fends of lhe state have been invested, and "suitable legis? lation" to correct this condition is 'earnestly recommenced." Fhc work of Assistant District Attorney Ferdi? nand P?cora in presenting the case is also praised by the grand jury in the ? sentment. Two Alleged Transaction? indictments are based on twe ?d criminal financial transactions was the amous "moral obligator ? ' in which it ir alleged Comp ? Travis paid Judson $100,650 o . i!.y for municipal bonds it of their market value. Th' * er transaction wad the sale of Nev ? -, C ty bonds by Judson to Travis, ii chis cas? said *o be icr $130,000 in ex ?eta of their market value. liter their bail bonds were signe? !g( Mclntyre, who assured Travi i: ' "? am sorry this occasion ha and you may be sure of a fai . I," the indicted men were aske whether they had any comment t Wendell's response was the cus tomary "nothing to say," and Comp - Travis replied that h" was " of few words." "I am innocent and time will sho\ that I am innocent' he added. Judson, however, said in an amuse fashion: "Indictments are quite popu 1st nowadays, aren't they? Almost a popular as appendicitis was a few year ?go " Travis retires from office to-morro' ?nd his former assistant, Wendell, b< conies Comptroller Saturday. The grand jury's investigation, whic lasted approximately five weeks, pre out of persistent rumors of mismar egement In the purchase of bonds b Comptroller Travi?; for the state sin! ins? ?;;n.?. These rumors assumed sue proportions that in August Distri? Attorney Edward Swann appointed M Pecor:i -o b^gin an inquiry, which r? Bolted in a John Doe investigation b< fore Chief Justice Frederic Kernocha ef Special Sessions. Profits Put at $1,000,000 Tne J?rn Doe inquiry developed bei Rational testimony a--, to the methoc r' invest ng $31,000,000 of state func Vork (' tv municipal bond principally through Judson, whos re s a o to have been moi than $1,000 000 during the Travis a? minist ral Assistant District Attorney Pecoi Drought out testimony tending to sho that virtually the entire 531,000,000 i bond;: were bought .'rom a small grot' ?.* New York brokers at prices usual' in excel <<< those quoted by oth? brokers This group consisted of Wi liam S. Fanshawe, Albert L. Judso Georg? B. Gibbons and Colonel Wi (C'nt;nu?d ?n see* uvtn) Factory Force Strikes Against Own Profit Pia? Newborn Men Obiect Wlir Earn'riii- Fall 10 Per Cent; Owners to Close Plant NEWBl RM, N. C, Dec. 29 En :'?'???" of the N'ewbern Iron Worl and . Compai v ?ted to-day ' ' ' v. agreemei r ' with the c mnai go on Btrike Pay received ! the work? r la ?. week, the first und u which was based < pronta of the concern above opera ?ng exj ? ? -, amo inted to a red icti? bt ? ? t cen? from "he amount r e ived tr e previous week. accepted the redu ?t, but to-day a o ild not abide bv tl ?*"; ? ' d to have been verba1, ? ? on a profit sivu-ii . thr? atened to r out unti pro nised their form y ( ?mrtpany officias r?p i .'<: to grant the d ' U ry the p!" d remain closed indefinitely. T ol I he largest of its kii irV M of th? ; tat' '?'?' ': ' ' i t went '/r? strike a mon *tt v.h<n a 10 per cent wage reductl announced, bat remained out on '?>y. Subsequently, however, ??oltional wage reduction ol 10 p< r ce *'* ?nnoui preeiplti ting a ?tri ?flieh wai ???:?,) through acceptan ' / '/' cials of the profit, sha , the ui< n One pmenti und? r the n? ?y-n ?/,.?.. a reduction of ift per cent '' ??-.'.-. o? the office force. T ' ''? P*J ?? , also showed a 10 p'-r ce ', ' ??' '? ;: ?oder the profit ?bari plan. *T"'2?U fri?,?, Hpreinl. ri?it?,/>*r<l Air M eJoZ'' ' ''' '' M ''?"y All ?-??I ..r, I w. E*?? r-virlx y.,i ru *??-?-,,? TyirU /? or?l?y? ??^ Haiti!*"?!.. Off!? n 11 *? "ir. jvi uti^mie Hnu*r* uio,~A<l Caruso Undergoes Operation; Alarm Felt for His Condition Surgeons' Latest Bulletin Declares Tenor Has Sup pr.rative Pleurisy, but Has Rallied and Treatment Appeal's Successful Alarm was felt regarding the condi? tion of Enrico Caruso, leading tenor of -he Metropolitan Grand Opera Com? pany, following the issuing of two bul etins concerning the great singer's condition yesterday, one declaring the singer to be seriously ill and'the other nnouncing an operation. Last night the following bulletin was given out by William J. Guard, pub? licity director of the Metropolitan Opera House: "Mr. Caruso developed suppurative pleurisy, necessitating a s:rg:cal opera? tion. This was successfully performed this afternoon. Mr. Caruso is resting comfortably." This was signed by Prs. Samuel A. | Lambert, E. M. Evans, Antonio Stella,) Francis J. Murray ami Philip Horo? witz. This bulletin followed one issued in the afternoon, in which it was said: "Mr. Caruso passed a comfortable night. His condition this morning .shows n slight but distinct improve? ment, hut h<* still must be considered seriously ill." Following the second bulletin telling of the operation, Mr. Caruso's secre? tary, Bruno Zarato, said, when ques? tioned at the singer's apartments in the Hotel Vanderbilt: "The operation performed on Mr. Caruso to-day is very .simple and com? mon. It calls for the use of a .small needle, and amounts to an injection ?rito the sido in which there is conges? tion." None of the doctors who issued the bulletin would talk last ni??ht. Senator Balks At Delay. L el ? Siege to Wilson "Everybody Out to Lunch When ? Call," Ashurst Declares: Vainly Seeks Action on Mining Law Bolts Into White House "Claim Junipers Waiting; Like Blackbirds on a Fence,'* Is His Charge WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.?Pressed by his constituents for information as to the fate of the mine assessment bill, sent by Congress to the President De? cember 21, Senator Ashurst, Democrat, of Arizona, to-day spent several hours trailing the measure through the execu? tive offices, the Interior Department and even the While House itself and found out nothing beyond the fact that the President had not as yet signed the bill. The Senator from Arizona, bent on his mission of obtaining information, walked into the White House executive offices soon after 1 o'clock and found Secretary Tumulty absent. Being told that the bill about which he was seeking information was with the President and having pressed White House attach?s vainly to announce to the President his desire for a conference. Senator Ash? urst walked directly up the path lead? ing to the residential section of the White House declaring that "as an American citizen -and a United States Senator" he proposed to obtain infor? mation. He added that everybody at the executive offices seemed to be out to luncheon when he called. Wilson Refers Him to Ti:***ulty At the White House door the Sena? tor was met by an attendant who led him to a seat within ard went to seek Mrs. Wilson. The President had just finished his luncheon and had retire?! to his study on the second floor. Mrs. I Wilson directed the White House at? tendant to tell the Senator he would have-to take up his business first with ; Secretary Tumulty, as the hill had not ; been received by the President, where? upon Senator Ashurst retired again to the executive offices in pursuit of the bill. After waiting for Secretary Tumulty : for a short time Senator Ashur?t left the executive offices for the Interior ! Department, to which bills relating to mining generally are referred by the ; President. He had gone only a couple of blocks when the executives offices received word that Mr. Tumulty was re? turning and a messen-rer was dis? patched after the Senator. Mr. ?shurst retraced his steps and upon Mr. Tumulty's arrival requested a "frank and manly" statement as to the status of the bill. He was informed by the secretary that everything pos? sible vjjuld be ?'one to expedite action r>n the measure. Senator Ashurst thereupon ; et out again for the In? ferior D-rartment in cyest of whatever ! information mi?rht be obtained there. Promised Answer Delayed Secretary Tumulty, during the Sen- ' ator'i absence and upon return of ; "resident Wilsoti from his daily auto-I r.? bile ride, wert t.? the White ?House i for a conference with the I resident. I Soon after 6 o'clock .Senator Ashurst visited the executive offices for the I fourth time, and announced after his visit that he had bten promised an \ answer by telephone within an hour r.-*t<-r Mr. Tumulty had talked with; Secretary of the Interior Payne, at! I'inehurst, N. C. Senator Ashurst at 7 ?SO o'clock had! received no word fifm the executive offices, and announced to newspaper men ' (Continu??! en nnx! pai?-) Booze Used to Sprinkle Streets of Albuquercpie State W. G T. V. Organizes a L'nique Demonstration to Celebrate Dry Victory Special Dmpa'ch to The Tribune ALBUQUERQUE, N. M? ?>ec. 29. ? Janu.iry 10 is going to be a red letter day in th?* history of the dry enforce? ment movement in Albuquerque. On that day BOO gallons of whisky, some good and some bad; wines, red, whit?? nod yellow, and other illega' alcoholic beverages, will be poured into one of th? big municipal street sprinklers and thon spread upon the main business thoroughfare to settle the dust, if there be any, until the last drop thus has been disposed of. The snrink?ng of city streets with booze v.'iil be tne spectacu'ar feature of th?; big celebration the state W. C. '1. U. i* planning in crr.memoration of nations prohibition. The day will '??? called "Carrie Nation Day," in honor of one of the late militant dry leaders. More than 10') rrn-n have offered their services to drive the booze loaded sprinkler, on which seats will bt; pro ??d???! for a score of women prohibi? tionists. The li'j'j.-jr wan confiscated in varl ?oux raid? mad? by tho prohibition offi? cers. I'ln*hnr*t. S. V.?* a r>, 1 ' n h Hot?! now oprn. lnt*r?*tln-< ???/??n'l In r?lf und ollur ?ix.rJ* Thru ?yuJIman. i'trin.. t.UU I?. H. dally?-Ailvt. ays Merchant Slain Bv Assassin in Crowded Street Cheese Dealer Is Shot Down While on Way to Store at 10 o'Clock in Morning in Busy Thoroughfare Crime Is Still Unchecked Cafe Man Held Up; Crepes Stolen From Undertaker; Motor Squad Out To-day A murderer killed his man in broad daylight, on a crowded Xew York street ; yesterday and escaped. Salvatoro Mauro, fifty-live years old, \ a prosperous Italian merchan-, left his nome at 121 East Houston St net about 10 a. m., walked to the corner nnd Turned south on Chrystie Street. The curb swarmed with scores of hoys and girls, women were going in i and out of stores about their market? ing and gossiping ?-?n the sidewalk, shopkeepers were waiting on their cus- ; tomers, truckmen wore rollire; barrels j and boxes from their vans, idlers were lovnging in tenement doorways. Chrystie Street presented as busy a morning scene as could be found any- : where on the Fast Side. Mamo had to i walk s.owly to keep from colliding with passersby or stumbling over the ehil- ? dren. He was c'osc to the gutter as he ! passed the hallway of No. 2.^2. From the hallway as he passed a man i stepped quickly, whipped a revolver i from his coat pocket ami %-ed point- : blank at the merchant. Mauro fell in ! his tracks. Slayer Disappears in Tenement The assassin, pistol in his hand, ran j south a few yards to 230 Chrystie ? Street, a tenement, and darted into the hall. At his heels he heard two or three men who had the presence of : mind to break away from the panic- ! stricken crowd and the hardihood to give chase. The gunman turned on them savage-: ly, brandishing his weapon. "Back up or I'll kill you," he threat? ened, and the pursuers wen" no. further. The slayer bounded up the steps and disappeared at a turn in the stairway.j Meanwhile the body of Mauro lay on the sidewalk, the center of a screaming, gesticulating mob. They1 gave way to permit the passage to the side of the corpse of one woman who came running from Houston Street. She was Mauro's wife, who had heard the shot from her apartment around ; the corner. Patrolman Smolick, of the Fifth Street station, reached the .scene, a f?".v moments after the murderer had vanished up the tenement stairs. By? standers told him which way he had fled and Smolick went in search of him, climbing clear to the roof of the six-story building. The fugitive was nowhere in sight. It is believed he either escaped over the roofs of ad? joining houses or went through a rear window of No. 230 and dropped to the courtvard. i Reserves Arc Called Oui As Eooii as Captain Arthur Carey, of the Homicide Bureau at Head-; ?rjuarters, was notified of the murder he e;?!!? d out the reserves from the Fifth Street station and, with h\> own staff of detectives, hastened to Chrystie Street. Captain Carey's first move was to (Continuad on ?age sevnn) Rush Hour Tie-Up Jams Tubes and L Police Reserves Hold the Crowds in Check When AH Manhattan Traffic Halts for 45 Minutes Women Faint in Station Crushes Surface Lines and B. R. T. Subway Overwhelmed by Honiebotmd Throng Every subway and elevated line in Manhattan was crippled at the rush hour last night by a short circuit in the main Interborough power house at Seventy-fourth Street and the East River. From 5:15 p. m. until ?5 o'clock trains made slew and halting progress on trestles and in tunnels, the third rails carrying onlv a fraction of the current required for proper service. It was not until 6:20 p. m. that service was restored fully. The Brooklyn Rapid Transit subway, which receives power from the Inter? borough. v the last to regain its quota of current. Indirectly the sur? face lines in Manhattan and the ele? vated and surface lines in Brooklyn were affected by the tie-up, doing over? whelmed by the sudden volume of emergency traffic projected upon th^w. Reserves Called Out Subway stations in the theater ?lis trict, the financial district and at trans? fer points vveie so congested that in many cases the reserves were called from police stations to keep the crowds in order, and at some stations the sale of lickets was discontinued. Platforms were packed solidly with humanity, the crowd jamming the stairs and corridors and reaching out to the sidewalk. Trains came limping slowly in, packed to the last inch with passengers who had squeezed aboard at earlier stops. In some cases both trains an?! station platforms were so crowded that it wa ; obviously a waste of time to at? tempt tc open the car doors, a;; by no po ibility could any one pet. out of the trains or off the platform. South of Brooklyn Bridge the selling of tickets was suspended and the hun? dreds of thousands came surging up Broadway and Nassau Street, some of them seeking a subway station where tickets still were to be had, some hop? ing for a perch on a surface car, and thousands more, bound for their homes across the Fast River by way of the Brooklyn Bridge. The entrance to the bridge toon was packed solidly and patrolmen were called from the 1 rallie station and the Oak ?Street station to form waiting lines at each trolley loop and elevated stairway unt\ to keep clear . lanes through which persons coming to Man? hattan might reach the street. Women Faint ?o far as the police could see. there was no intentional roughness, but the constant, pressure of the arriving thousands made the congestion acute. Several women fainted and were car? ried into Perry's' drug- store, in the World Building, where a first ?id station was set up in which ambulance surgeons worked over their patients while the jam lasted, At the Manhattan Bridge conuitions were almost as bad, and ten specis.1 patrolmen were equired to handle tho crowd at the Canal Street station, which is a transfer point betv een In terborouch and B. R. T. subway lines. As it was a matinee day of Christmas week, the crowds in the theater district at the time the block occurred probably wee the greatest of the year. Th'* congestion at some of the subway an?'? el?', ated stations uptown was almost as bad as at the ?stations in the financial district, at which the sale of tickets was stopped. The West Side subway, which serves the theater district, how-j ?ver. was not so badly crippled as moit of the other lines, and the stations; gradually wer?? cleared. Cylinder Head Blew Out The Interborough subway lines were; the first to recover from the blockade! and the East Side elevated lines were [ next. Then came the Sixth and Ninth; Avenue elevated lines, and, last of al!, j the B. R. T. . ?il.way. The short circuit is said to have been; rtue to the blowing out of a cylinder head, the escaping 'team causing a short circuit in the high tension con nee t i in. Fireman Killed. Two Are Hurt In Oil Tank Explosion on Ship An oil tank in the tanker Charles M. Everest, of the Vacuum Oil C??n*pany fleet, blew up last nght at a Brooklyn pier, killing a fireman who was "wash? ing down" after a small fire on a ves? sel lying on the opposite side of the per. and severely injuring two iron? workers employed on the tanker. John Keupp, a member of Hook and Ladder Company 101, wa3 the fireman killed. The injured men are Joseph Fawc, of 110 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, whose left le?; was fractured, and Rob? ert Rushford, of 390 Prospect Avenue. Brooklyn, who was injured internally. They wen: taken to l?olj Family Hos p tal. The tire was en the TV est Win?!, a Shipping Board vessel, moored at a pier of the Robins Dry Dock and Repair Company, at the foot of Dwight Street, and had nothing to do with the explo? sion of the tank. A sho-t c rcuit in the electrician's room <f tho West Wind Bot nsulation to smoldering and caused an alarm to be turned in. Clrder Hits Fireman The firemen made short work of the blaze and were taking their usual pre? cautions to make certain that, no rem? nant of it remained when thore was n detonation on tho opposite side of the pier which toro out the deck plates in the bow of the tanker in which il oc? curred und filled the air with whirring girders und singing fragments ot steel. A steel girder which had b?en a hatch hcai:] ??ii the Everest was sent whirling across the pier. Fireman Keupp had just left the West Wind anu was walking down the pier. The iririlcr hii him in its gyrations and went spin ning onward \i> splash into the water on th?1 further side of the West Wind. Worker Blown Into Air Keupp was kille?! outright, slij-ht as the contact appeared to have been. Ilia skull was crushed by the missile. Daw.? and Rushford were two of a half dozen men burning out old rivets in the tanl.er and replacing them with new ones. It is believed that in their work one of them sent a jet of fame into a tank from whifih the oil had been drained, but which was filled with gas, tin:.; causing the explosion. Dawe was stru?fk by one of the steel fragments and Rushford was blown several feet into the air, landing on the ?I ??'??" of ', he tanker. Th?- other four workmen ? scaped injury. Many win dows in the vicinity were broken by t h?, i xplosion.? Keupp had been a fir?-mar. since 1916. He was twenty-nine years old and lived at 1H7?? Stockholm Street, Brook? lyn. lTOr.II?A INFORM \TION AT All-niic Const I.in- Ru 11 rond Office, in? ??.roadway (32d ?t.) Tel. toogtit? is?.',. ?A?ivt. Tin Cup Fare At 1,000,000 Relief Meal Starving Children of Eu? rope Represented by \ acant Chair Between Pershing and Hoover $2,011,211 in Aid Pledged by Diners Rice, Stale Bread and Co? coa Comprise the Menu on Bare Board Tables If the hungry children of centra! and j eastern Europe, could have peeped into Ixthe grand ballroom of the Hotel Com 1 modore last night they would have be? held about 1,000 men and women, all in evening clothes and most of them millionaires, each eating a $1,000 dinner. But it was not the lavish dinner | ? J ,000 ordinarily would buy. Savory j delicacies were absent. Rattling tin | tups took the place of clinking cut ; glasses; glittering silver cutlery was discarded for iron knives and forks, : and instead of guests sitting before tables covered with immaculate linen the hungry children would have seen John ?. Rockefeller jr.. Prince Casimir Lubomirski, G?nerai Pershing, Mrs. August. Belmont, Otto H. Kahn, Mrs. Wi.lard Straight, IMj-s. Felix Warburg, Henry L. Stimson, Alfred E. Marling, Herbert Hoover and scores of others gathered around bazo wooden tables. Menu for $1,000,000 Dinner The menu of this $1,1)00,000 dinner, which was served the guests at the rate of about $50 a bite, consisted of enly three dishes. The dishes were: Boiled rice. Stale unbuttered bread. Cocoa. Beef slew was to have been served instead of the rice, hut it was elimi? nated on the ground of economy. The yellow menu card bore a picture of a ragged child, eagerly devouring rice out of a tin bowl, and saying: "Thank you for saving me." Between General Pershing and Mr. Hoover in the center of the speakers' tt-ble, stood an empty chair. The empty chair was occupied by bhe "invisible guest" the 350,.1 starving children tor whose, benefit the dinner was given. The dinner -.vas arrangefl by Mr. Hoover. General Pershing and Franklin K. Lane, of the European Relief Coun? cil, which had undertaken to raise $33,000,000 for the relief of 3,500,000 children war victims. Ten per cent of the children are to be taken care of by tifo New' York committee. Mr. Hoover announced that as the ?linner sold for "$1,000 a plate and up," actually $2,011,221 had been raised from it, since many of the diners had "oversubscribed." He declared that this sum would take cfu'e of 211,000 children until next year's harvest. Relief Tuitions Served Th?-! cost of each dinner served was 2'J cents, but even (his small cost was not deducted fron- the pr ce paid, for all overhead had been provide?! fo,r by h special contribu? on. The reason why rice, bread and cocoa were ?elected, Mr. Hoover said, was because they rep? resent the exact fare which the coun? cil is now engaged in distributing to the destitute children through 17,000 clin'cs, hospitals, 'ceding stations and orphanages scattered through eastern and central Europe. Four portable army cooking kitchen^ in which the food was prepared were wheeled into the ;;rand ballroom to show the guests what '?ind of vehicles the European children like most. Not only were the children present in the form of an "invisible guest," as Mr. Hoover declared, but a message from the children was read. It was penned by Mr. Lane as. having come from all the children in Europe. It paid: "We. the, unhappy children <>?' Eu? rope, send you our gratitude. By every wind that blows during this long winter we will be whispering cur thanks to our American saviors. "We are only boys and girls, you know; not men and women. We did not make this awful war. We are its last victims, and we cannot help our? selves; always and always we will hate to think of war. "To die in battle, they say, is not hard bi'cause it is so ?juick and because it comes in a came. But to die slowly is not easy, and to see your playmates grow thinner and thinner and weaker ami weaker in their cry for food- that is not easy. We do not think Gol meant it to be so, do you?" Rice corisumed and tin plates pushed aside, Mr. Hoove;-, ins arm hung lov? ingly over the back of the empty chair, pointed out the prosperity of America and said no one had ground fur being despondent her??. "But," he said, "we will have ground for despondency if we fail in that im? pulse of chanty by which our sur? pluses can be placed in the hands of these needy children. .So !on<r as any person in this nation can entertain an automobile, he can entertain an invis? ible guest. There are 6.000,000 auto? mobiles and only 3,000,000 guests. (Continued on nnt page) Church Reinstates? Girl Who Eloped With Pastor Taken Bark on Probation After She Follows Example of M:nisler in Confession PASSAIC, N. J.. Dec. 29.?Following the example of the Rev. Dominic Cor? nelius Denzel, Miss Trina Hannenberg, the member of his choir in the Nrew Netherlands Reformed Church who disappeared with him on November 11, and returned several weeks l??ter, has appeared before the church consistory, confessed her sins and has asked to be taken back into the church, from which she had been expelled. This was announced to-right by John Rose, presiding elder, who added ??hat so far as the consistory was con? cerned Miss Hanner.berg 1 ad b?-en taken buck op probation, the same sti'.ti.- occupied by Denzel. The parents of the girl, -do were dropped from the church because of alleged "guilty knowledge of her escapade, have nnt. so far as is known, asked for reinstatement. Qr.U.TTY an?! EFFICIT?NCY ar? two enrdlnal principle? t.-> be c-n ulriprod when ?nmRlric help for your ofri<--\ fartorv or hoin?" Reach '.hi? cal I oro of nppllrants (hroiiurh n 1 rit,?inn Help Warted A?l. I'hun?- Beekman 3000 or go to any Tribune Warnt Ad. -.joi!!.?Advt, New Crisis in Europe; French Seek British Aid In Occupation of Ruhr D'Annunzio Flees Fiunie In Airplane Italy Not Worth While Dying For, Poet Asserts as He Surrenders Power to Municipal Council ROME, Dec. 29.?D'Annunzlo has is? sued ?"a proclamation declaring that it is not worth while ?lying for Italy. He said he was leaving Finnic by air? plane. This was semi-officially an? nounced here this afternoon, together with the statement that the Finnic agreement may be regarded as con? cluded. Complete recognition of the treaty of Rapallo has been given by D'An nun'zio's representatives at the 'v buzia confer?.;-.ce with Genera! Ferrar'.?), it was. indicated in a report rec< ived yesterday from General Caviglia, com? mander of the Italian regula;- forces at Fiumc. "1 have an impression a solution is approaching," General Caviglia wrote in his report on the .situation allud? ing to the negotiations at Abba/.ia. Complete Recognition of Treaty The report indicated that Riccardo Gigante, Mayor oi fiumc, and Cap? tain Hostventuri, director of national defense at the city, had accepted the chief condition prescribed by Caviglia, namely, complete recognition of the treaty. Agreement to disband D'Annunzio's legionaries and the granting of gen? eral amnesty were expected any mo? ment. The suspension of hostilities previously ordered has been o olonged. Negotiations for surrender were pro? ceeding with tin Municipal Council of F'iume, to which D'Annunzio i as ceded his powers. A description of the last pha es of the struggle in Fiume, received yester? day, show that the legionaries re? opened lire against the troops '.vho wore merely holding the positions they had ta k erf Monday night. The fight assumed the character of guerilla warfare all along the' line. The legionaries took advantage of the m.tural resources of the terrain for lojing ambuscades. Women Work Machine Guns As the regulars were advancing j across orchards they were enveloped by tir?, from machine gun.: which had been sunk to the level oj the ground and cleverly camouflaged. The houses seemed to have been j abandoned, but when the troops ap- i proached the legionaries, hidden be? hind windows, behind chimney stacks i and on balconies and roofs, suddi nly opened fire Even women were found working machine guns. The gravest losses were inflicted by j hand grenades, which were used so I freely us to give the impression that they must have beet?, accumulated by scpres of thousands. It would have been an easy matter to get the bettor oi' the legionaries by employing artil? lery, but the military an; hoi it,es re? fused such recourse, except against military building. . Cemetery Destroyed During liatllc The legionaries ultimately trie ? i0 j fcrcc the regulars to retreat in 'der to relieve pressure on the city, but failed, owing to the stubborn resist-] ar.ee, especially of the carabineers' and ? Alpine troops, who fought courage? ously for more than three hours. .The \ points where the struggle was hitter- . est were near the railway station and i inside the Fiumc cemetery, which was? virtually destroyed. D'Annunzian legionaries set fire to ; a powder magazine in the Reci?a Val- ! Icy, ti.'Utheast of the city, la-t night, according to a report from Abba/.ia. The explosion,.which occurred toward midnight, set fire to the woods sur rounding Fiume to the east, and great clouds of black smoke rolled down over the city. Carrel Discovers INew Idea in Medical Science Wife Announces Much Pain ami Suffering Will Be Alleviated By Its Methods Or. Alexis Carrel, of the Rocke? feller Foundation, \v? U-known research worker, will shortly announce a hither- ; to undiscovered branch of medical science, according to Mme. Carrel, who returned yesterday on board tho French ? liner Rochambeau to aid her husband in completing a report of his discovery. Mme. Carrel said t'.iat when this new ! ranch of medical science is perfected much pain an?! physical misery now needlessly borne by many peop'e could be greatly alleviated. She refused to say anything about it. French Socialists Join Moscow Internationale TOURS, France, Deo. 2D (By The Associated Press). ? The French Socialist party to-night by a large majority voted in favor of absolute affiliation with the Moscow Internationale. A motion by the Left wing to join the- Third Internationale ab? solutely was given 3,208 votos, while another motion, introduced by Deputy Jean Longuet, of the Centrist section, requesting the Congress to state unequivocally whether it would recognize tin barring of Longuet and his fol? lowers from the Internationale, received 1,022 votes. After efforts had been made to keep the organization intact, the party split into what may prove three sections. -1 British Lobor Will Fight for cr Peace in Erin Arthur Henderson T ells London Parley Ireland Is Tired of Strife and Waute a Settlement With Honor Unions to Arouse People Home Knie and Crown Force Withdrawal To Ke Features o f Campaign By Arthur S. Draper I rom The Tribute's European Biircau Copyright, I222, New Yorh Tribune Inc. LONDON, Pec. 29?"We are tired o) strife and want peace?provided we can have peace with honor," was a message which Arthur Henderson to? day told the great London Labor Con? ference he was delegated to present to England from Ireland. Ilenderr.on, who is a member of Parliament, was the head of the labor delegation which has jus', returned from a tour of Ireland. At to-day's meeting, which renre sentcd 3,000,000 workers, British Labor announced its intention of in? augurating a nation-wide camoaign on an unprecedented scale to arouse the people to the pressing necessity of a definite settlement of the Irish question The t'Tm "British Labor" is used ad visedly, because for the first time the organized labor of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales was united in pur? suance of a single object. This meet? ing ?ilro was the first joint gathering ?f the Irish and English Isbor parties, many Iri^h delegate.-, being present. Program Is Home Rule Labor's Irith program is, broadly, Home Rule. A series of popular meet? ings, beginning at Manchester on Janu? ary 17, ?ii! have as the r subject, the following theme: Withdraw all Crown forces from Ireland, place the r? spon iibility of maintain ng irder on the local authorities in each area, and pro? vide for the immediate election by iro portional repr?sent?t.on of an open Irish constituent assembly, charge?! to work out for Ir?'land whatever con stitut'on the Irish people desire. This v., iid be subject to only two con? ditions?that it afford protection to the minorities and that >t ; r?vent Ire? land becoming a naval ?ir m litary men? ace to Great Britain. Reference to the protection (>?' m i no rit ? - : , of course, designed to safeguard Ulster, This policy whs approved by so p?<r cent of Irish labor as represented at the All-Irish Congress of November !>';. 1 he campaign to be waged with tl se objects in view -.vil! be the greatest in the history of British labor. The opening gun at Manchester will be followed by a London meeting at Albert Hail and then speakers will stump ; H the provinces. Irish Oppose Martial Law Labor believes it is starting r/ith practically a clean slut: as, according tr> Henderson, negotiations looking to an Irish peace have collapsed. The re? sponsibility, he ? .id, rested with the government, whose policy, as exempli? fied in Lloyd George's speech of De? cember 10, proclaiming martial law in (Continued on next pr.ge) Tilden and Johnston Win Singles in Davis Cup Event AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 30. William T. Tilden, 2d. ?vor: '' cham^i^n : tennis player for 1920, defeated Nor-: man E. Brookes, of the Australasian team here to-day in the I rs '. ent. of che Davis Cup championship tourna- | ment. The score was 10? S, 6?1, 1?ti, i 6-4. A very h??t sun and a little wird; and rain had left the court slow but solid, and the showers of the y:\si few days seemed not to have injured its playing surface. Tilden served first from the north? ern end of the court, and he and Brookes each won their services until the first H'.t stood "three-all." Brookes then won on Tilden's service and broke through with his own. and led 5?3. Tilden responded by winning the two ? next games, saving the last set with a I fine service. For a moment Tilden was off balance, and Brookes again won on the Ameri? can's servie?'. Lut played weakly and lost his own. Each p aver then won twice, but Tilden managed to rally and won the set. 10?8. The second set was closely fought, but Brookes was unable to win from Tilden's service. He held his own up to -l to ? and tiien lost his own service. The las; game indicated the weakness of Brookes, Tiiden's variety of strokes being too much for the older player. Brookes was apparently fatigued at the opening of the third se?, but he re (. v??re i splendidly, while Tilden dete? riorated, either from fatigue or ??era penament. After los;ng the first game, Brookes ran out the set, giving a splen? did exhibition. William M. Johnston. Tildim's play? ing mate, defeated Gerald L. Patterson in straight sots, ?S-?3, ?C?1 and G?X. Rumania Appeals to Paris Against Russian and Hungarian Menace; Po? land Also Asks Help Foch Is Preparing Report to Allies Energetic Note Alarms Berlin; Time Is Up, but Disarmament Halts By Ralph Courtney s,.,,, ? ? ? .. to Tin Tribune Copyrli SVw York Tribu? I PARIS, Dec. 29.?Europe is on i the eve of another crisis. The Bolsheviki are concentrating on the frontiers of Rumania and rii?.' Baltic states; Poland has <ie manded a forma] military alliance with France; Hungary is mobiliz? ing; Rumania has cabled to France I calling attention to the activity of Hungary, who, she considers, ?a threatening her territory, and Ger? many has told France that she can? not keen her disarmamenl engage? ment. If the situation :s not immediate? ly improved France will place a new national government in power, probably headed by Poincar?. Marsha] Foch has his staff work? ing ten In urs a day, preparing the military report for presentation to the Council of Ambassadors next Friday. If by January 1 the Germans have not fulfilled the spa disarmamenl agree? ments, tl ' \? es are entitled to invade her territory. Foreign Minister Walter Simon-, of Germany already has de? clared officially t'.? the Council of Am? bassadors and tu the Allied representa? tives in Berlin that Germany cannot disband her citizen guards as the Spa agreement stipulated, lie also has in limated that the Allies will not get a reparations contrae! ;.! Brussels if they insist on disarmament. Perturbation in Pari? French official circles to-night talk with restraint of I .<? crisis, bu I do not conceal thcii perturbation. Simons paid a special visit to Charles Laurent, the French Ambassador to Berlin, in order to inform him of Ger? many's inability to disarm her polic? organizations. The French are par i icularly angry thai G? rman: have lii ed tl repi ition question with disarmament, although Simons ex? plained that he had nc desire to ap? pear to be trying to blackmail Trance Simons said hi posil on was very Me ivas ?urroundi ; by men who were violently opposed to .. reparations contract and who would use any excuse to upsel ': ? plan almost perf? clod in Brus els. He bi ?rge : !?'-?? nee not to make an incident of the German dis armame I re. In Germany the cit? izen guards w ? ???? ? i ab lolutely Franc in , I abolis! ?1 would help the enemies of tiattoi To- ? ' h ' ?? rm ' ? r M? y el visited Premier Leygucs, and in a long Simons argu France fully admits th? difficulty of n, but she i permit ? he Germai i ry el? menta, which a ? arc arming .again to fight Franc? ; ''ach of i nment : to-night hfivi ' I";" Gi I T? ?ng the ta I ?.'nehmen win ? Appeal Sen! ( i Lloyd Ccorge France is'anx now ij Kng ? if sh? ecu] ? . ? - erwehr in East ? : .. . nd Ba .. : a, and Premiei eyguos to-night s? nt another pi ii ; invil ation to Premier I loyd G? meet in a conference. The Uri ?3h Prem>r does not appca: very eager for a conference just now and there is a gx-at fear here tha' England will use the present crisis t? draw .till further away from France France greatly hopes for England': ???'., but greatly fears her oppo sit i on. Tl ?? French government insists c ? t, an?i ir ?s said Pre mier i.- even prepared to go t n if there no ot ?? v.ay '>r see - ; latter :-. 'read has r< ??Tice ?'7i I he R iviera, t her? by in considerable humiliation on the ?ire; ont governn I 'aid he cor rush t outl of France to discu ? Eu? pean affairs w tn a stop-gap goven mont Buch as that headed by Leyguc whose days are numbered. Mold Spa Pact Violated According to the Spa agreement, th Allies :???.? seize, th? Ruhr district i case of Germany's failure to carry oi ?t i t? rms, an i the refusal to disarm tl Einwohnerwehr is held to violate or of these agi nts. ? Action Fran?ais demands th: '.''??.i. the retiring War Minister, 1 elevated to the Premiership. It say "The present government will brir war on us any time between the ne ;,ix and < ?ghteen months, whereas th could be avoided by occupying t! Ruhr ?lis.ru-:. "The error of 1C?K? war- increduii about the violation of Belgium. T _? of 1920 is the belief in the i violable barrier of the Rhine. The t roi of 1920 Is faith in the control a' disarmament of Germany. Leygu talks in 1920 just like \ iviani ir. 1914 Viviani, who, one month before t war, refused to see war. The? : ; kind of stupidities are liable to cost another million and a half men a another 'democratic' Invasion." The Democratic Nouvelle, arch sv porter of invasion, ^ay6: "To incre?