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ALL MERCHANDISE
ADVERTTSED IN THE
liTRIBUXE IS GVARAXTEED
Vol.
LXXX No. 27,142
<t'<M>> rtjrht, \9%l
New York Trlbn
Inc.)
First to Last-the Truth: News
WEDNESDAY
Editorials?A dvertisements
MARCH 9, L92T
T i! ;?. W E A T II E R
Cloudy vith r?i;i 'o-dsj??-. rloadv and
coldrr tr>--ior"r?": frei^ hog.'I- wini'a.
ahiftinjr to rtorthtrest.
1 :ill L-puri ?r> I n*t I>j?>
* * * *
rwo CKKTS I TOKEC CEVra i rorp rrsta
In l.r-ntrr \r Iforli I V.thJn '" ? BtilM I !.!?-?-!.,r?.
Regmient 01
|eds Wiped
Out bv Rebels
?
Yotcv. Sent to Vttaek
Anti-Bolshevik Troops,
? Drowned \* hen Battle
ship Blows Up lee Field
Petrograd Shelled
!>v Kisrlit Vessels
Worknu n Revolt Against
\ Armv Service and At
tark the Soviet Soldiers
I ?:.?;??
.
i ? ? York Tribnne In'
? ? S.?A Finnish regi
_ ? ? of Chinese and
Rnl n( ? Soviet from Petro
7,000 anti
? marching
been annib
-
waa . rosaing
??- . rear of the
an insurgent
n ? bem, killing
Dg . ? ice field, so
di >wned. No
* : of encoun
M ionists ar.d the
n es, which
I ported by artil
lerj.
Petrograd by
in full >'.'":rc;, with
t splying. A Moa
received to-day
h a ? allowad a
Kronstadt insurg
..?.r. e to recant,
irgents' ranks are rit'
that Odessa is
- ar.d work
. oops on the
way to it, Simi
u - itur lay have
l ' -med from other
By Ine Asso
? -ograd work
orced mobi
ttacked the -
g r dispatch to
. Soviets, after
- : possesj ion of the
. .' ? ity.
leader, Kozlovski,
rious, the dispatch
having ji enced the
ing to march
. issued a i
? ? ? in a
pulatioi from *:.e
?'.-?-.
? oya G'orko tfttn ia ii
against the Moscow
' " - ' -. says a dispatch
' '' ? Helsi agf irs.
Ruil Commnnicationa Cut
vay of Stock
- arriving on the
? rt that railway
. : south of Petr -
it ..- .. result of the
Kr tadt. The
i the Finnisl
?,' " this mi rning and great
'-? ? :. hovering
? " 3omi time afterward
n to ascend ar.d
' .bi ? aviator
raatioi ? and bombs,
: the homb wei
>re.
' '? a Imer ?
wl ?':: had
a '. had not yet
Bolsheviki >uffer Hean Losses
-' r rre-pondent
?ted that Bol
r. .
it w ? ? . sed with
i ibardi n nt con
' e morning. I he
-;? iterbak batteriea
: ainl; visible
- -? night. 1 inr -h
10 ' - ?? tier.
? ? Baltic fleet par
.-?.!-.? nt of Petro
; - . ! spatcb to The 1 on
? ued among the
b nd I ommnnibts. The
..? Oranienbaum, con
ei ts, deserted to
? ? after shooting all
? .-- and Commun
r< d tv <? ice brr-ak
'rograd and Kronstadt
,. bave senl agitatora to
? trj to chcck the
??
A a Finland, timed
? > ening, saya Russian
DUCd on next pnje
4P.C.Beer Comes Back
For Sale as Medicine
W* Government Kulin? Con
Hrued ;?- Perniitting Manui'ao
turc in Lnlimited <Juantities
'' hingUyn Burtau
.Wa'-' . March 8.-The beer
Ia 5, with a "roa!
cr bod by physi
'' nal purposes, aa thi re
? i by former At
'?' -1n. r, and just made
> , .
waa iost in the
? ijruration week. is so broad
nost unlimited uae of
ag< :? in case? of
,Jph" ? ? of the deciaion ends a
?i?i ?n '???"' Prohibition Com
? r and the Department
?- u!t!c< Mr, Kramer has for some
act ?!. on the ground
;0;' ;'? bring about a general
eonttft?8 u;1 o? the sfcronK rogulations
reweries and the sai.- of
rhe department held that beer
aeni. 'AK' '-l?uai atatua with wine &*
Ijate a nendment of regulatlons
o a.s to make the new
wrative is to be underUken by
Internal Revenue. The
:Sr;'''" iges to existing regu
? j. ns which would permit brewera to
:o-p,'!'- " about 4 per cent alcoholic
fov^n :" b*-ing eonsidcred by the
i*ttUUe "'' ; ? This, it is befieved,
t2j P'o^ide an ample supply to meet.
!nar'(i tl it '? expected to be made
?T aru -rouphout the country
4h,r<>'- ' '!?? Attojmey General'a
irunman lYills Merchant; Slays
Self When Shot bv Policeman
Mob of Thousands Pursues Murderer Near Battery;
Trapped in Phone Booth, He Fights Patrohnan'
Until Wounded, Then Ends His Life
Morris Bealkin, fifty years old, owner
of a general merrhandise storfe at 26
Greenwich Street, was shot and fataliy
wounded last night at 6 o'clock by an
unidentiiied assaHavnt. who ran into the
street immediately after the shooting
and was pursued by a crowd estimated
by the police to have numbered thou?
sands of persona. Firc minutes later,
after having been wounded by Patrol
man Kramer, of the Old Slip police
station, in a revolver duel, he shot him
self through the head, dyir.g at Volun
teer Hospital a few minutes after 6
o'clock.
The assassin, wavir.g hi* weapon to
intimidate the pursuing mob, which
was constantly being augmented by
crowds from nearby business houses
just leaving work, ran down Greenwich
Stree* to 4 Battery Place, dartir.;,- into
a cjgir Btore kept by Solomon Epstein,
Kills His Girl
Seeretarv and
Himself inPark
W. E. McCurdy, Surety Co.
Personnel Manager and
Married. Shoot* Assist
ant. Fianeee of Another
Suicide Paet Suspected
"I Can't Wait Until I See
You To-night.* Reads Note
Over Victinrs Signature
Willis E. McCurdy, thirtf-two year;
old. personnel manager for the Ameri?
can Surety Compan: , 100 Broadway,
married ar.d the father of a daughter
cight years old. shot and killed hia >\j
iistant and secretary, Miss A!: :e K
Sr.owder, a winsome and attractive
young woman of twenty-two, late Mon?
day night, and then sent a b lllet into
his own brair,.
The tragedy it?s enacted in Central
Fark or. a strip of tar.d extendir.g into
the lake at :i point opposite Seventy
second Street. Tho bodies were found
yesterday tnorning bj Patrolman
Ciinchy, lyrng a foot or so apan, wit)
a .32-ealiier revolver between them.
Both had been shot in the head in al
most identically the same place *v. the
right side, ? little above and behind the
rigfct ear.
The pc'.ic^ and medical exarniner
agreed that the shooting was done by
McCurdy. They were inelir.ed to think
his Jnotive was je^dousy, because i:
seeretarv was engaged to be married
shortly to Charles II, Mills, of 198 Jef
"?'?- r Avenue. Brooklyn, but '?
sibility of it having beer. the r? i !i
of h suicide agreement was f.'.ho seen
by the po'.ice. This latter theory is
borne out by notes found in McCurdy's
clothea, The notes, written on slips of
papi :. were of ..:: endearing nature
ard were signed "Alice." One of them
read. "I can'r waii until T see you to
night."
Jealonsy, Sister Insi9ts
Despite the finding of these notes,
Mrs. Louise Whitney, a sister, with
whom Miss Snowden '.ived at 145 West
Twelfth Street, said she believed her
sister was shot ii: cold blood through
jealousy. She believes Miss Snowden
was waylaid by McCurdy when she left
the house Monday night and then went
to the park with him to pacify him
because he 1 ad threatened some sort
lent action unless she did. Mrs.
Whitney said her sister's fiar.ee had
seen McCurdy following them on the
previous day. On Monday, Mr<=. Whit?
ney said, her sister had toid McCurdy
that she- intended to quit her joh.
1 he two bodies were removed irom
the lake side to the Arsenal police
station '.n the park. A card found in
McCurdy's pocket indicated his iden
tity, and the identification of both
was made by Mills. He said he gave
her the diamond rir.g she was wearir.g
and that she had promised to marry
him soon.
Mrs. Whitney, whose husband, Wil?
liam Wbitney, is an assistant trust of
ficer of the Empire Trust Company,
wenl to the Arsena! station. but re
fused to view her sister's body uitil
j^fr.Curdy'a had been covered. She ssid
shi would be unable to bcar the sight
oi him. By the time a sheet had b< en
spread over his body Mrs. Whitn?:y'a
emotion was so great that she was un?
able to entcr the room where her
sister was lying.
Denies Fondness for McCurdy
She raid her sister had lived an ex
troraely sheltered life ar.d had never
be* n out alone vrith McCurdy, so far
&:. she knew. Her sister confideJ to
her, she said, that McCurdy was deeply
infatuated with her, and had informed
her fiance of this.
Mrs. Whitney asscrted her Bister had
never disp'ayed any fondness for
Mc< lrdy, ard on the cor.trary had
beer. heard to say, "I hate him."
It was said that -imcr.g the notes
found in McCurdy's pockets was a
.Cantlnusd an paf* rifht)
Cohair s Son-in-Law Buys
Seat on Stock Exchange
J. \* illiam Souther Gcts Place
Vacatetl by Bankruptcv of
William M. lnibrie
J. Wiiiiam Souther, who recently
married Georgette Cohan. daughter of
the famous comedian, at West Palni
Beach, has purchased a seat on the
Stock Exchange, it was learned yester
riay. Samuel Untnrmyer, who ia a close
friend of Mr. Souther, last night con
nrined the rumors to this effect and
said that Mr. Souther had purchased
the seat of Wiliian. M. Imbrie.
The brokerage firm of Imbrie &. Co.
was recently put into the hands of re
eeivers. John B. Johnson and Theo
dore Smith were appointed receivers in
equlty for the firm by Judge Martin
T. Manton in the United States Dis
?rict Court last Wedneaday.
and thrcatening Epatein with hi?
p)5tol, demanding to be hidden.
"A million people are after me, let
me hide," ahoutcd the stranger.
Epstein ran into the street just as
Patrolman William Kramer and Leo
L. Moorr, of the 1st Precinct, both off
duty, npproached his shop. The cigar
dealer shouted that'a man in the store
had tbreatened him with a revolver
and the two ofticers entered. They
found the man they sought hidden iii
a telephone booth.
Ordered by Patrolman Kramer to
throw up his hands, he ftred a shot at
tho officer, who returned the tire, hit
ting his opponent in the groin. The
man dropped to the floor of the bootli.
turned his revolver on himsekf and put
n bullet through his head. He was re
moved to the Volunteer Hospital. at the
foot of Front Street, where he died at
t3 o'clock, making no statement.
Bealkin, who was removed to the
Broad Street Hospital immediately
after he had been shot, died at exactly
the same moment, also without being
i.Cantlnu'tf ?ii paga nlne
Nurse Says
Billig Kissed
Mrs. Stokes
Wife Also Received Her
Mother's Cousin in Her
Room When in Dishabille.
Mrs. Groeger Testifies
Asserts He <*ot iVIonev
Husband, as Divorce Trial
Opens, Eliniinates His
Son a?? Co-respondent
After several p i itponen <^t.; = - ??
' ? ' " ? ? it of W. E. D. Stokes. forn ??
:?:?? ? rietor of the Hotel Ansoniu,
again [ lli IIel< I '??-. . Sti kc \ a:...;
'?' * eounti r action for a separatic \ .
carne to t-:a'. yesterday before J .
:? :t ch in ' le Suprei te (Jourt.
I ar ;.? in the proceedings it was an?
nounced ' ; Francis L. Wellms r
oui ?'?: for Mr. Stokes, that V. n
onsent W. E. D. Stokes jr., son or the
' aii * If by a prioy marriage, had 1 ei ..
ated from 1 le case as one of
several co-respondents named by his
father. Mr. Stokes had made allega
tions that his son had written a con
leasion of 1 ' : relationa with his itep
mother.
Husban,d and wife, whose quarrels,
covering a period of severa; yeava, have
been of great bitter.nes3, sat not far
apart ir. the eourtroom. Mr. Stokes,
grizzied man of the world and Bixty
eight years old, east furtive glancesto
ward t: - fashionably attired, fresh
"omplexicr.eil and self-possessed Mrs.
Stokes, who .'.a^ not reached middle
life, but these glances were not re
turned. Mrs. Stokes's mother, Mrs.
Miller, accompanied her to court.
Former Nurse Testifie*
Most of the testimony taken yester?
day concerned the alleged relations be?
tween Mrs. Stokes and Hal Billig. one
ot" the co-respondents, who is r. cous
of Mrs. Stokes's mother, but to whom
the defendant wife referred as her
cousin. Thia testimony was given by
Mrs. Juliette Groeger, formerly nurse
??j the two children of Mr, and Mrs.
Stokes. She Berved in that capacity ar
the Stokes home at 3\7 West Seventy
oighth Street. and also in Denver,
where Mrs. Stokes now makes her
home with her mother. Mrs. Groeger
said that in the Denver ' orni of Mrs.
Stokes she had seen Mr. Billig kiss
Mrs. Stokes and ernbrace her, Also, thi
nurse said, she had seen Mr. Billig
enter the room oi the defendant while
the lattei was dishabille, Dwelling
on this occasion, Francis L. Wellman,
of counsel for Mr. Stokes, asked the
witness:
"What did Mrs. Stokes wear?"
"Sh? had underwear on," replied Mrs.
?} "oeger.
"What do you .mean by that?" Mr.
Wellman persisted.
"Oh, combinations, ilk, whateve: it
was, eoraets, slippart."
Nurse Admlts Altercation
Mrs. Groeger,.who said .she had mar?
ried a machinist since Ieaving the ?m
nloy of the Stokes family, told of her
Icavc taking on .Tanuary 2, 1919. fhi?
followed ar. altercation between Mr.
and Mrs. Stokes over Mr. Billig, said
the witness.
"I told her 1 was Ieaving and that I
couldn't star.ri it any lonper, that I
was nervous," Mrs. Groeger testi ied.
"She .said she would give me a
month's vacation if I wanted it, She
begged me to remain, hugged ar.d
kissed me and said: 'please stay.'
"I was ;n her bedroom with her and
the door va? clos.ed. She said ahe
woald shoot me if I said anything
against her character?unless I "would
pet down on my knees and awear to
tak-> back anything 1 had said agninst
he: and Mr. Billig. I said that I had
sa^J nothing."
Martin W. Littleton, of counsel for
Mrs. Stokes, made vigorous objection
when Mr. Wellman. at the beginning of
the trial, called Mrs. Stok'es to the
.stand as the first witness in the case.
"This is an unknown and unheard of
proceriure," said Mr. Littleton, whose
objection was overruled by 3ust;ce
Finch.
Photographs Introdoced
Mr. Wellman produced a photograph
from a suitcase of papcra over which
Mr Stokes acted as custodiah. The
lawyer asked the witness to identify it.
Mrs. Stokes said the persons in the
picture were Mr. Billig and herself.
Her mother and his grandfather were
(C?fltlnurd ?n r*g? elght)
Read the
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in to-day's
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When anaweriaf any ot 4mm
say you sav it ia The Tribuaa.
Premier of
Spain Slain
Bv Assassin
a/
Dato. Conservative Lead?
er. Shot in Street of Ma?
drid by Motorcyclist;
Chaufleur Also Killed
Noted Lawyer,
Lonp in Power
Kiiomii as Unvielding in
His Opinions: Pnt Down
the 1917 Lahor Revolt
MADRID, March 8. Prem.er Dato
was assassinated this evening while
returning from the Chamber of Dep-i
ties in u motor car. He wac ;ittncked
by several persons who fired a number
<:<-i shots.
The uctual assassin of the Premier
was a man on a motorcycle. who flcd.
The chauffeur o-- th? automobile in
which Premier Dato was riding also
ras killed.
Eduardo Dato was reeognized
of the most conservative of the Con
servativea in Spam He became leader
of the Eiberal-Con.'.ervative party, the
3trongest political group in both the
Senate and the House of Representa
tives, after the disappearancc of
Can ivas NTever a friend of the work
ing classes, and opposed to ai! re
forms, Dato acquired the he ght of his
reputation for ternn< ? \ugust,
1917, -'?: ?? - opi - ed w ith the
atmost energy the workers' movement.!
Mthough appa rer.tl; of g: nth tem ?
perament, Dato posscssed .. w-il] o1
iron and never discussed .5 sut ect
with any one once he had made up
th.". 1 on ii
Won Prominence Earh
l'h>:. who wai born ii l >i m a h
???. ? so! of farming folk, b,' : ? ?
? ' ? fc. ? . ???" la ei n .-1
" ? " a mg i lai Ho waa educated in
iooI Madrid ai ci tudie ; l: v Q
?' ?'? "" ? ? ? ' here. ': - as *dmitte i
to t ?? b?r ;- 1875 and ??. o y< n. s later
i n >d ai i ffice n th< -? i
Ii ? 'ai-' ' ' verc earl; ? ;eog
i ?? : :?.': : - ? i tl ? courts cas
rapic. Two ; eat .- fter' he was * :
??"?:' ' r: ci b ; e was a onti
??? eading peri idical of Madrid,
writij g articles on the legal p
rioi ' ls ;'?; i published a well
known history of jurisprudence.
He was elected deputj for the firsl
time : ? : i for tl e dlstrii 1 of Muria i
de Pnredes, province of Leon. He was
? ,. . . | to l epre >ent Ibe 531 e dist ri< I
in 1891, 1893 and LS9S. He was in these
early da; - of careei .. follower
of Can-:.- [el ( ?a~':.':<. leader of the
Conservative parti He later broke
away from this party with Francisfco I
Silvela, when ;?? latter foundod the |
Partido de tJnion Conservedora in 1898,
during t.he nationa critii which fol?
lowed the waj vil ? ? United Stat.es.
Senoi Dato wai .. - pporter of Sil- j
vela in the stand which he took in l
onal crisis. H< ^;^'.'', his supi
port to the Bign ng th treaty of
peaee wil , the " nited States, and led
a mtter attack in the Cortes on the
Sagasta government for havii g been
.lr.abie ro avert the war.
Overthrows Old Ilegirne
Because of the enmity which sprang
up betweon Silvela and Sagasta ai this
4im-. Silvela and Dato "'T-.:;; suc
eedi i .'. o erthrov p i ? Sagi 5ta re
??"???>. Silvela was offered the post of,
and I ? accepted in March,
1899. He appointed Sefior Dato Min-!
ister r?f the Interior.
It ?a< during th eriod t at the
fight with the vatican over the separa
tion of the Church fron the State was
begun. Silvela and Dato fought foi
the right? of the Church. Thej
ously opposed the republicans and Lib
erals, but the fight was in vain.
When ir. 1913 \ntonio Maura, severa
tinies Premier, declined to accept the
offer of King Alfonso to form s new
Cabinet on tnc ground that the Con
servatives would not have a majorityi
in the Cortes. the post was offered ti
Dato.
Dato, on accepting the post, was suc
cessful dispelling the impending
crisis, which Maura foresaw, by de
claring a: election early in Februarv
of the i'ollowing. year. and dissolving
the Cortes until that time.
Dato always was a warm admirer of.
rhe French, and when he became Pre?
mier he outlined Spain's policy in re
gard to France rs one of open ?? i
ity. During the war this friendship
was uninterrupted.
Dato's position as leader in Spain
was threatened during the national dis
turbances of 1917 ar.d 1918. Twice dur?
ing this period the Premier was forced
to form new cabim I ?
Dato was vice-president of the Royal
Academy of JurispRudence ar.d Legisla
tion of Madrid. He was the author of
a number of works on legal subjeets.
Wirele?!* Rerord Broken
SAN FRANCISCO, March 8.?The
world's long distance wirele record
was broken by the navy, ir was re
ported at the Goat Lsland wirelcss
station to-day, by sending messages
within three minutes from ( av te,
Philippine Islands, to Washington,;
10,000 miles.
Germany Stolid as Allies Seize
Border Cities; Ebert Defiant,
Says Peace Treaty Is Violated
Right Is Downtrodden by
Migbt. Asserts Presi?
dent in Proclamation;
Appeals for Patiencei
Cabinet Meets, but
No Aclion Is Taken
Plan of Reds to beclarej
General Strike Is Re
jected by Labor Unions
RKRI-iX, March 8 (By The Associated
Press).?Friedrich Ebert, the German
Imperial President, declared in a
proclamation issued to-day thal Ger?
many waa not in a position to use force
to oppose the forceful methods of the !
i in occupying additional German
territory, but that she nevertheless pro
tested vigoroualy against what the
President declared was an open viola
of the 1 reat: o ' peace.
? m . fth ia] ly announced t hat
?? '?" ?-? " ba -.-. lors at London,
Paris and Rrusse h&> ? been sum
moned to Ber n.
I he e :pe rts who c oopei ated in the
preparai ? ? of the German counter
proposals met this morning, Accord
ing to ? : ?'? ?? .-.?':..-. will
ry * i find a basis for fresh nejrol
tions : the Allies indicate a
for a re
The President's proclamatio was &?
'',' I v- :
'Feli ?* . ? ?????? Oui opponenta in
' i '?'? orld Wa i poi us un- i
heai 1 of demand >ney and
'? ?' : :.'??? ble of fukilment. N'ol
onlj ourselves, our ch ildren ^ -?.
.' i ?? Ireri, w uld '.: >, e be :oni( I ??
?'"".' of our ad1 ersarii i by our
ire. We were called upon to sea!
i contract ?? ich i".T!: the work of a
ge le \r iuld ? ? have s iffice I < ?
-
'We mi 3t not ai we ca i not comply
' >ur ' ?? oi a i elf-respect
:. dd it,
"Witl an open breac of the peace
rreat; of t- , .... are
' '? ancing to the occ ipat on aore
German territor; .
"We, however, are not in a posii on
to oppose force with for.-e. We are
di fenaeless,
"Nevertheless, wc cai . s0 aii
wiio Btill recognize the voice of
righteousness may hear.
"Right is being downtro . . - by
might. " j
IMeads for t'nited Germanj
"The whole German people . ? - ;rtVr.
ing with those o? our citizens who are
forced to suffer foreign domination
"K ith firm bonda must this sorrtfw
unite us in one sentiment, one v ':
"1 el ot :?:??-. ns. meet this foreign
dominati ? with grave dignity. Main
tain an upright demeanor. Do not
allow yoi rselvi to ie drivei nto com -
mitting i!l-considered acts, Be satieni
aii
" i he imperial government will not
rest ut;::*1 the foreign power yields be
r r ght." *
Chancellbr Fehrenbach at; the reas
? ' ? 6 ? ' ? R chstag ? day an?
nounced the breaking ofl of neg ?? ?
I ' - i?' Li ndon. He said: "The Al ies
a r< ad ?? g .:. to ;? ? the penal
ties into effect. fl is, in plain German.
means an act of violence, for pena I ? i
hav? nothing to do with the us ia!
c p - of right. The cond tion? im
? r ti b< secured by
i'orce. This rupture can neither be d ??
guised nor justified by legal decep-1
tions
The open discussion of the i1 lat o
cai ot begin, it was announced,1 unt 1
the returi to Berlin of Dr. Walter
Simons, the Foreign Mini3ter, from
London.
' hancellor Fehr dlecla red 11 e
A ?? adi itted that tl . ? - ible was
expected of Germany in the Paris de
Neither sentiment, European
relationships ? ;>r Iiquidation of 11 e
war wa~ possible owing to the Allied >
course of acl -
"If they peraist in this course," he
r,nid, "the evil can only be enha :ed
by it. Ti','? Allies are only creating
fresh embarras ments for themseh -
Uenies Germany Shirks
The Ghancellor said 'hat force a:v.st
be replaced by honest intent for world
brotherhood and good will. He de?
clared Germany never had declined to
take upon herself the consequeiicea
inseparable from defeat.
"We must Bhow now the height of
i ? fortitude, trhi extent of our pa
tience and endurance," he added. "I
?- ever] contidence in the <;>'rn-.an
people to do that."
He -aid his thoughts turned to the
threatened part- of the fatherlar.d,
from which "echoes of determination
and endurar.ee are revertjgrating," and
Three Aceidentally Shot on
Brooklyn Armorv Rifle Range
The accidental d scharge of?a r.fle
in the rifle range of the 23d Regim i t
Armory last night seriously wounded
one member ^<:' the regiment ar.d in
jured two others. According to the
ofticer in charge of the range ai the
thne of the shooting, only one bullet
was discharged.
This officer told the police that he
had warned the m "' in the j.ange that
the rifle was out of order and that it
was not to be touched. Alcxand?r
Par.noni. 041 Clas&on Avenue, Brook?
lyn, of Company B was held by the
police in connection with the shooting.
James Golder, nineteen year old. o?
878 Sixtie.th Street, Brooklyn, a eutter
bv trade. was removed from the arm< ry
to the Swediah Hospital in a serious
condition following the shooting. i.'?n
ie1 Bornsdhetm, or" 1615 M^trop'- itan
A ? '. Brooklyn, was wounded in the
shoulder, and a third unidentifled meai
ber* ?'' the regiment was siigntly
unded in the left hand.
There were more than 2,000 persotis
on the main floor of the armory at the
time attending th< automobile shov>.
N'one of these heardthe shot fired.
According to the pui.ee. at the con
clusion of targct practice Panr.oni
I'icked up the gun. He is sa'd to have
attempted to pull bi>ck the breachblock
wlien it was di-cha'-u'e.i
Golder and Borrh Ihe ;:? and a third
member of the regiment were talking
together in the ran^f- when the gun was
diseharyed. Golder was strurk in the
stomach, the bullc^ passm^- out of hia
baek and striking Sornsdheim in the
shoulder. The bullet is then ^a;d ?o
bave hit the ceiling and ruhochetted.
striking the third iaii
Gerrnan Envoys Glud to Leave London;
Berlin Calh Amhassadors for Council
? LONDON, March S i By The Associated Press).?The Gerrnan
delegates to the reparations conference here left London for Berlir. at
2 o'clock this afternoon, and seemed pleased to get away. Their de
parture was without incident, a number of persons, mostly Gerrnan resi- i
dents of London, being at the station to see them off.
Dr. Walter Simons, Gerrnan Foreign Minister, and head of tl.
delegation, and Major General von Seecht, Gerrnan chief of staff, stow
beside the train severa! times to be photographed. The Germans will
proceed from Ostend, Belgium, to Berlin on a special non-stop train.
Dr. Sthamer, the Gerrnan Ambassador to Great Britain, will leave
London for Berlin to-night. When asked whether he would return, the
Gerrnan envoy I rugged his shouldera and said he did not know.
PARIS, March 8.?Dr. Wilhelm Mayer, Gerrnan Ambassador to
Prance, has been called to Berlin to get in touch with his government.
Appeals Court
Upholds Rent
Lawg' \ aliditv
\_
Decision Is the >1o>t Sweep
OlKT
ing Del'euse ol f
Power of the State Ever
Made by Any Tribuual
No Rights Destroved
Five Judges Concur, One
Dissents: Landlords Lose
All Four Con tenti on s
\LBA\Y. Marc - The emergi
ng .. , l-at an xtraoi
nary ?cssion of the Legisl I
'all. were cleclared c titutioi a! by
the Court of Appeals to-day in one of
the most sweeping ? ev r
handed dowr by the tribunal
rn its finding the court reversi : thi
-.' i g of the Appellate Division of the
Supreme Court. First Departi en1
I ad be d that the Uegis i re
could not constitutional \ withdraw
the right of the iandlord to ejectment
at the exprratiotr"of the term:- of the
lease without impairing the obligation
of the tenant's contract to surrender
???;on.
Judge Cuthbert W. Pound, ?who
wrote the opinion, wljich waa
curred in by CI ? rudge Hiscock and
Judges Hogan, Cardozo and Andrews,
held untenable the four conte
of the Iandlord tl at the hou ng laws
denied to landlords the equa] protec
tiot of the laws, that they deprh e
landlords ol prcpertj without due pro
cess of law, that they interfere with
doi f - ;ct an . ; I at they I ?..
pair the obligation i coi racts.
Police Power l pheid
Judge Crane concurred in the gei ?
eral result of th ? '? . b it Judge
McLaughlin di sent :d on the grounds
that tl ? legi ation was objectionable
?' all the point rai se I by t he Iand
ords
? ? a rity i
judges, as expressed bj Judge Pound.
ihold the po e power of i he stati
a greater degree than ai y pr ? us di
isio ? ? ? court.
'- s," the oj
state!, "in the ghl >f pn ? ? . ieorie
o' : I ' police ?>"v ????. ! hat t ?? --.-.'.
may regulate a bus ness, how< ver hon
^'.^e!f. if it ormaj b< come, an
hi strument of -?? despread > pr
Fhat the bu|ines \ i renti
th.e City of New York ia emergently
such a:: Lr i ent and has, therefore,
become subject to control by the police
for the common good. Tha: the regu
lation of rents and suspension of pos
sessory remedies so far tend to accom
the ] urpose as to upervene the
constitutional inh i :?? . ed upon
to defeat the laws before us."
The housing law ? . in the view of
the majority, do not invade proj ?
right -. "W at ? iken,'' tl e court
ays, "is the right to u. '- prop
erty oppr : . ?? ; , and it lestruc
t.ion of that right that is contemplated
and not the transfer thereof to the
public use. The taking is, therefore,
analagous to the abatement of ;t nuis
ance, or to the establishment of mild
ng restrictions ar.d is within the po?
lice power."
Not since the Volstead act was up
held by the United States Supreme
Court has there been such a broad
assertion of the police power of the
state or Federal government, In fact.
Contlnucd en cigt teym)
Marlborough May Wed
Miss Gladys Deacon
Couple Frequently >een To
jrether a* Society Hears Re?
port of Engagement
From Thr Tribune'a European Bureau
< i pyright, 1921, New York Tribune Inc.
LONDON, March 8. A report that
the Duke of Marlborough soon will
marry Miss Gladys Deacon, of Bo v .
is being circulated in London society.
The duke and Miss Deacon have been
frienda for a long time and they have
been s< en frequei tly * igether -mce tr.e
was divorced a few months ago
by the former Consuelo Vanderbilt.
Miss Deacon is a sister of the Prin?
cess Radziwill and for several years
hasljeen prominent in London and cor.
tinental society circles.
A year affo Miss Deacon was awarded in
London a verdict of ?500 sterling ar.d
'?.-:. against The London Graphic for
the publieation of an alleged libelous
?
The owners of the paper apologized
to Miss Deacon and made a for nl
itatement that there was no E
tion for the story.
Co-operation Is
Tlieine of First
Cufoiiiet Session
Harditig Foreeasts Changes
in Bureaus to Increase
Efficieney and Eliminate
Duplication of Effort
Cooiidge 1 lth Member
Situation on Rhine Closely
Scrutinized: Announce
inent of Policy Exoerted
WA! IWS ' I'l '?.. Man ' 8.?Ten rnen,
trai ger to ea ? . ? -
??'.'? at the Wl te II . se
oMay, and when I ey had n;a le their
?'?"??-y ': r ig i battalion of ' usy
' imtra mei President Harding's Cab
i net sal down a tl eir fi rst mee .ing
ind pl to the busii
affa rs of the United - ??
? ? . ? men kept thi
?; ? becau ? Vice-Pri
? ? a there and he wa rny
thing but the inconspicuous Sgure that
, re-Presidents norrrially are rati 1
Frora President Harding it xaj learncd
after the gitting that Mr. Cooiidge was
ig ' o give an opinion ori every
problem discussed, quite as thougn he
ad of a department. Vanoua
of the i a.1 ' -' f( reig
tioi ? ell ;.-? problems o ' admini??
trative orj ani: al ion. vere con d.1.
In the j-. ....
chief at tention wa ; direi ted towarc! tl
-??'-?? :' the Cabinet organi
as a - moc thly woi king ma ??? ne V r.
m?oe
ng thi ? .??? ..-?
? he he;. note of hi
onj to his etai ? ?.-,.?
he wp.nted ?? hesital and
ousy abi
liet ion mighl
>rgai zati< - :.??-. now being ?
ated
Overlapping To Be Eliminatcd
Phe reorgai a i ntended to
and ?? Ml
the membei ' the Cabin are
-
tl at maj I
of I ? or ? t ? ' i ?. .
a.n ki ow? oi ? ? ?? time
' ng has long coi
? n thi
? rgani ;ation of . Her
bert ih'o-. er, >? cretar; oi ? mere
has son e ide is on th
:,) bc ; ? ? : feet One
..? [] rC! ??? . ..... j. ;.-. j nz . .
functions of the State Department to
control of the Commerce Uepa I
There ar~ one or two suggestions be?
fore President Harding that provide
for the creation of entirely new de?
partment-.
The other big subject of liscu
i binet eet g wa
th the problems pe ling
r .' ons of the United Stat< s t ?
tral America, prii the present
between Panama and Costa
Rica
German Situation Considered
Although the question >i reca lling
.'? erican I ro ips 'rom ! ? Rhim
-.- dered, t know that 1
situation now presented along the Ger?
man border is rece ..?-?. ? ? -- .
tiny of Mr. Harding and hi
It generalljr is expected thal ? me con-;
:rete expres lioi of thi /eri ??
attitude may b< forthcoming . the |
neaT future.
When tne army appropri it
was under cons deration just I ef
aigurat Repu i
gress proceede i on the expeel
that the American troi he out
'-.?"?? iefoi the fir if July. The
bill, with iti curl ailed b tfjget' i i
a rmy of occupati m.
actment, ar. 1 must ?? taken up agam
? i
a 30 v rapj ?? ip ? :; ..-. j ;,_.
e queal n of passing a Con
ition to declare a state
witl Germany, and t ! be
the Administral deter
(Continusil on nagt threaj
l . P. Discharges Harriman
Nephew ot* System's * Founder
Let Out in Refrendiment Mo\e
/?.-,, SpteialVispateh to Th* Tribune
OMAHA, Neb., March 8.?In cutting
expenses to the bone the Union Pacific
Railroad to-day discharged from its
service Norman Harriman. a nephew of
the late E. ii. Harriman, builder of the
L'nion Pacific system. At the time of
Harriman'a diacharge, several hundred
other employees in l'nion Pacific head
quarters were let out.
Harriman had been ir, the Union
Paciflc's employ- ti number of years. ir
the chemiatrj department of ti - ad
Degoutte \ssures People
?ntentions Vre Not Ho?
tile: Teuton Offieial*
Continu* to Function
Populace Assiime
Inclifferent Pose
Duesseldorf Mayor WaruM
Citizens to Avoid Any
Provoeative A11 i t u d e
FRENCH MILITARY HKAP
QUARTERS, ? ? - . . Mar? h ?
(By The Associated Press).?Occu
pation o<" tht I itional Gern
territory which the Alliea had an
nounced they would take possessior
of as o:u- of the penalties for Gei
[many's failure to meet the All >.
reparation den ar is was carried out
to-day.
Nb untoward incident marked the
ward move of the \lli : tr m
so far as reports up to a late hour
showed.
The occupation of the city of
Dtisseldorf, the largest ities
takei the A] waa
pleted this morning, and that or
i~>~d:>\>ur\: and Ruhrort, comprish
together the chief port of the Ruh:
coal and ir.dustrial r< ." m, this
afternoon.
Show of Force Avoided
nove i ? '
in a wa; to obviate, ?o far aa r- ?
sible, a show of force, but th
French and British Rhine flotilias
were prepared f -r eventualit
The t roops moved for.. ?
afoot, in camions and on board
Fren :h and British river craft.
Belgian tro ?. - entered 11
by way of the bridge over th< ..
The French and British | i
by way >f 1 Colog
marching along the east bt.nk of th
Elhine and entering Diisseldorf
' he south and east.
burg was occapied by Frencl src
s, while :?
Ruhrort was taken by th A
The i. >ad luarter of Gei eral i >e
goutt :ommai of
the Fn tlong I v.:
rder f ? [arshal F
for the a are situal . . t S --*
on ? be ??> the Rh ppt
5 i t e D u e s s<
At Due the ...
warned in a pro ie Maj .
gainst taking h pro oeative ..'? tud
toward the Aliied for< es.
Uostile Porpose Denied
^fter ?' e o ... . ,r,r
' . ed ifprocka.ma1 o
- P< ? dec are l .
BtiJ
p ilation, but o-.e ii
r ? :
. ? . ? - . ga
No obsta tised againa
?
-
as n
Belgian General < ommands
? - lelgia
. ?
. . i Belg'a
nrmy, ! ? h- :. moui ce 1,'wo
? ? - a soon ? pati .? . o'
? i ?.-.?. w ?. comj
The F ? ' occupa
-t I ? -"' ? , -.-. - i ar
in riv.ei craft, disembarkin/ a"
the Ruhrort docts.
The militarj ? p ? ? . - - &
ties with the Gerrnan railroads, traffli
o whi< :. mo\ ed sm . - . *
? on.
DUESSELDORF, March - Bj
*'- ?.;?'- Du :-. rr
? ? Gerrnan cith taker
by the Aiii*-? in their advai ;e
a td tionsd f,?miiir territory. waa quiet
ly intored by Aliied troopa early to
day.
Many . 'sons were on ?tc
'r "" cornera, despite the "ar'.y hour.
as if the\ had been waiting '_p ,1
night for tne event, but t) v onlv
looked th opparert indiffereice at
the troops as they pat-sed. Later
the day small K'roo-pi- oi r. op!- ci
ed the street c-.ri.er-. .:? ussing t. ??
' *- ' ' c ipation, but quickl ?
ippeared at the request of the pt.
lice.
Inhabitanta Vre Surprised
French and British airplanes flew
over Duesseldon ?? afternoon while
AI ed troops with machine x .?? ?
t?King positions on the bridg -
roads and in the itnportant factories
! The inhabitants of tha city had not
; been prepared by the newepapers ?
the determination of the Alliea aad
? surpri.-ed this morning at day
break to see Rhine boata moortng
north and south of the citjr, loa-Jed
with troops and war materials.
Britisii tanks ar.d cavalry landed to
! the north *\'i French artillery and en
i gineera iatided to the sourh of tr.e .??
The Anglo-French foice-, masMd
j arounu DuesSteldori, while Bc-lgiai; la
lant.ry. which i -J concentrated ye
aay at Crefcld, crossed the brtdge int???
! the eenter of the city.
The Aliied quartermastera have
| asked the Mayor to give them pos?e
: sion of certain schooli>, beB'.de? the
: barraeks and railway statiuu, wbtc>>
ha\e not yet beer. occupied.
Tralfic with Obercassel, across th-?
Rhine, has stopp^d and teiephor.e coro
munication with the town has beer.
interrupted.
The administration of the newlv
occupied territory will be the sa
is at present appiied ia the R; -
Germao off.cials a - - ....-?.
carry on affairs a< ? .? Germai

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