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Vol. LXXXI No. 27,179
First to Last?the Truth: News?Editorials?Advertisements
Showers to-day; to-morrow rain and
colder; strong south and south?
west winds to-day
Full Report on Fa?? Eight
? (Copyright, 10S1,
New York Tribune Inc.)
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1921
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fa (?rralrr New York
Within-200 Miles
^arrant Out
For Andrews
As Bigamist
Connecticut Seeks Arrest
of Broker Living in
Jersey With 2 Wives,
Despite Loophole in Law
Bride Leaves Flat
To Older Rival
letter Expected to Accept
a Money Settlement for
Son and Not Prosecute
A warrant was issued yesterday aft?
ernoon at Greenwich, Conn., for the
irrest of Herbert Thornton Andrews,
itock broker, who has been living with
?to wives nt his apartment at 2348
Hudson Boulevard, Jersey City. The
warrant charco? bigamy and perjury.
It was issued by Judge James F.
Walsh, Prosecuting Attorney of Green?
wich. Ho said that extradition of
Andrews from Xew Jersey would be
asked. Senate leaders pointed out last
tight at Hartford that under the pres?
et loose bigamy law in Connecticut
Andrews cannot be prosecuted for a
bigamous marriage, but can be prose?
cuted for perjury, as he stated on his
license issued at Greenwich last Jan?
uary that he was single and was a
lesident of Pittsburgh.
After the landlord of the Rensselaer
Aparlmert House, in which Andrews
and his two wives lived, had ordered that
one of the wives leave yesterday, Mrs. Es?
ther Marie Tatnall Andrews, the pretty
blond, stenographer, who married An?
drews at Greenwich January 26 last,
took her departure. She did not make
known her destination.
Andrews Leaves Apartment
Andrews also left, leaving Mrs. Maud
Augusta Haynes Andrews, wife No. 1
and mother of the broker's two sons.
in charge of tho apartment last night
Counsel for wife No. 1 said yesterday
she had agreed to accept Andrews'?
offer of permanent support for herself
and children and that he believed she
would leave him to her rival and forego
legal action.
The report that there was an odor
?ether in the vicinity of the Andrews
??jvtir.ent last night brought a police
Menant and three patrolmen to the
iMrtnient house. The lieutenant, in
the belief that there h?d been an at?
tempt at suicide, forced the door. Mrs.
3iaude Andrews, clad in a nightgown
ind pale and frightened, then ap?
She said she had been asleep and
demanded to know the cause of the
intrusion. She was unable to account
for the odor of ether and said she had
not entertained any thought of suicide.
Two other cases involving entangled
marital affairs occupied the attention
of the courts yesterday. Roscoe Reich
feeble and sixty-eight, found himseli
in a cell at the Raymond Street jail
Brooklyn, after having confessed thai
he had two wives. They appeared
against him when he was arraigned in
Gates Avenue court, Brooklyn.
Mrs. Rose Manheimer declared in an
affidavit in the Brooklyn Supreme
Court yesterday that her husband,
living, had tried to get her to Bay she
was not his wife in order to placate
the parents of a girl to whom he had
posed ns a single man. He asked the
girl to marry him, it is alleged.
Andrews Seems Flustered
When Andrews came to the door of
his apartment yesterday to see report?
ers his two sons, John, eight years old
and Harley.six, were visible in the hall
way. ' John stood just back of his fnther
but Harley, who is crippled, had tc
drag his body across the floor until he
reached a spot where he could sit, tai?
lor fashion, on his legs and gaze curi?
ously at the callers.
That was before Mrs. Andrews No. 1
had gone away. Her voice and that of
Andrews and wife No. 2 were audible
to the newspaper men as they waited
for the door to open. -They were ap?
parently quarreling.
Andrews, flustered but glib, told the
newspaper men he would see them all
at his Xew York office, 20 Broad Street,
yesterday afternoon.
"This story is all the result of busi?
ness rivalry," he declared. "An enemy
of mine is'at the bottom of it. There
is more to come out. I'll straighten
it all out this afternoon."
But when reporters called later at
Andrews's office they were informed he
was out and referred to his attorney,
Jacob J. Lazzaroe, of 25 West Forty
third Street.
"Mr. Andrews intended to make a
statement," a young man in the office
volunteered, "but later he talked with
his lawyer and decided to let him do
Mr. Lazzaroe, it was stated, would
talk to reporters at his law office.
__ (Continued en page ?Tx>
Wife, 72, Says Husband
Accused Her of Flirting
Woman Has Man Arrested on
Charge of Kicking Her Al?
most to Insensibility
,j~'J"ames J- Mclntyre, seventy years
?'d, a wealthy resident here, is locked
UP in the Nassau County jail charged
Win third degree assault by his wife,
tnzabeth Mclntyre, seventy-two years
old. who says that Mclntyre kicked her,
jnnicting severe injuries, after charg?
ing her with flirting.
Mclntyre, who is said to hold an
ft?iP0?tant Position with the Standard
WM Company on Long Island, is de
"Bred by Mrs. Mclntyre to have ac?
cused her many times of inviting the
notice of men, a charge which she says
J? entirely without foundation. The
?"?te of the Mclntyres is one of the
show places of the vicinity.
Mrs. Mclntyre was found lying ?1
">08t unconscious in the roadway near
"? home by a chauffeur, who helped
I???vive ber- Sh? was taken before
???ce of the Peace Louis M. Raisig,
u Lawrence, who swore out a warrant
*?r Mclntyre.
Town Constable Strohson, who served
jnc warrant on Mclntyre, told the court
..? ? , was called to the Mclntyre
?Ute last Saturday By Mrs. Mclntyre.
??0 Mid her husband had threatened
? ?hoot her, claiming that she had
m?i? rm?eivi?yf attentions from young
*?? The omcer ??id he took a revol
?Jj. ?way from Mclfityre on that oc
Find Job for Pershing,
But It's Kept Secret
WASHINGTON, April' 14.? .
President Harding, Secretary :
Weeks and General Pershing have
I reached an agreement on the fu?
ture status of the fonner com?
mander of the A. E. F. in the mil
| itary establishment. A formal an
! nouncement by Secretary, Weeks
is expected within a few days.
Meantime the matter is being
: held as an official secret.
Speculation as to General Per
shing's future assignment still
centers in his detail to have
? charge of the organization and
; development of the reserve and
: volunteer forces of the country,
with headquarters in the War
I Department.
| Senate Asked to
Probe Office of
State Architect
i Towner Offers Resolution
Charging Contracts Have
Been Given at Excessive
Prices, Violating Law
Action Expected To-day
Pitcher, Who Holds Post,
I Incumbent Since 1913;
Belonged to Both Parties
From a Staff Correspondent
ALBANY, April 14.?An investigation
! by a legislative committee of the office
j of the State Architect, of which Lewis
F. Pilcher, of Brooklyn, is the head,
was asked for in a resolution intro
! duced in the Senate to-night by Senator
.j James Towner, of Dutchess County.
The resolution charges that contracts
] for public buildings have been let at
excessive prices, and that many of the
; buildings have been built in violation
i of .law.
Mr. Pilcher, who was appointed by
: Governor Sulzer in 1913 after the Tarn?
I many machine refused to confirm two
other men that Sulzer wanted appoint
! ed, has been under fire fcefore. The
? last time was when President F. II. La
j Guardia of the New York City Board
, of Aldermen made charges against him.
For one year after his appointment
j Mr. Pilcher was enrolled as a Demo
j crat. He worked for the election of
j Governor Glynn, Democratic candidate
: against Charles S. Whitman. Aftei
' Mr. Whitman's election it was given
! out by Mr. Pilcher's friends that he
| hud become a Republican. He was re
?? appointed by Governor Whitman. Then,
! when his term expired last year, he
was reappointed by Governor Smith, a
: Democrat. The term is for five years
? at $10,000 a year.
| ?Mr. Pilcher has powerful friends in
I both parties. Last summer there was
' talk of investigating his relations with
j the New York City contracts, but the
I proposed investigation never got be
! yond the stage of discussion. His
j predecessor was removed after an iri
j vestigation conducted by Governor
! Sulzer.
The resolution will not be acted on
j until to-morrow.
1 The resolution reads:
"Whereas, It is alleged and gener
! ally believed that many contracts for
| the erection of public buildings, de
? signed by the state architect have been
! erected in behalf of the state in viola
i tion of the statutes in relation thereto,
j and,
"Whereas, Those contracts so ille
I gaily made may cause large losses to
! the state, and,
"Whereas, It is generally believed
j that some of these contracts so ille
! gaily executed have been awarded at
sums largely in excess of the reason
! able cost of the construction of the
?buildings provided for in such con
; tracts, and,
Whereas, The interests of the state
should be protected by the securing
and preserving the facts and evidence
in relation to the execution and valid
' ity of the contracts so alleged to have
: been unlawfully made in behalf of
i the state, and also the reasonable
value of the work already performed
I thereunder so that the state may be
; enabled properly to resist and defend
claims which may hereafter be made
against the state . on 'account of said
contracts or for the w.lue of the work
done and materials furnished by rea
? son thereof;
"Resolved (if the Senate concur),
That a joint committee of the Senate and
I Asaembiy be hereby created, consist
? ing of four members of the Senate, to
I be appointed by the President of the
! Senate, and five members of the As
i sembly; to be appointed by the
j Speaker of the Assembly, whose duty
it shall be to investigate the affairs of
' the state architect's office, and par
! ticularly the letting and execution of
? contracts for the construction of public
i buildings of the state.
"Resolved, That such committee re?
port to the Legislature of 1922 on or
j before February 1." _
Last Fight to
Stop Probe
Livingston Adherent in
Assembly Introduces
Resolution to Delay In?
quiry Until November 1
Move Defeated by
Ruling of Speaker
Action Would Protect
Grafters by Limitation;
Board Meets April 25
From a Staff Correspondent
ALBANY. April 14.?Tammany Hall,
with the aid of Jacob A. Livingston, of
Brooklyn, is still hoping that some?
thing may happen within the next
twenty-four hours to prevent a legis?
lative inquiry into the Hearst-Hylan
Tammany r?gime. To-day one of Mr.
Livingston's adherents, Assemblyman
Frederick A. Wells, of Brooklyn, sought
to amend the resolution by postponing
the graft investigation until Novem?
ber 1.
Mr. Wells, however, was ruled out of
order. The resolution was not before
the house, as the Rules Committee has
decided not to report it out for con?
currence until to-morrow.
Mr. Livingston's representative an?
nounced later' that he would seek to
amend the resolution when it was up
for action to-morrow. The effect of
such an amendment would be twofold.
It would prevent the legislative com?
mittee from laying bare the graft and
corruption of the New York City gov?
ernment before Election Day and would
help the Hearst-Hylan-Tammany ticket
next fall.
. Another effect of the amendment
would be to prevent the prosecution
of grafters whose crimes occurred
more than eighteen months ago, as by
November 1 these pilferers of the
public purse would be immune from
criminal action because of the statute
of limitations.
This is the phase of the situation
which is giving greatest concern ' to
those who are fighting for a real and
thorough inquiry into graft and a re?
lentless prosecution of the grafters.
Tammany to-night is making a poll
of the Assembly to see what support
can be obtained for the Wells amend?
ment. Promises are being made tf
those who ai-e unwilling to lino up
behind such a proposal. In some in?
stances threats are being made. Th?
friends of an investigation are not idle
either. They, too, are working among
the members to prevent a possible
defection. It is not believed that with
ths support now behind.the resolution,
with Governor Miller openly and ag?
gressively insisting that the corrup?
tion be bared, the latest Livings?
ton-Tammany alliance will succeed in
? its eleventh-hour efforts to block the
? probe.
So convinced are the Republicans
who want to put an end to the con?
ditions in New York City that neither
Mr. Livingston nor Tammany Hall can
prevent an investigation that they
have already begun to prepare their
plnn of campaign.
It has been decided that the first
meeting of the graft hunters will be
held Monday, April 25, in the Board of
Estimate meeting room. This meeting
will be for the purpose of organizing.
Counsel will be engaged and sub-com?
mittees appointed. These sub-commit?
tees each will be charged with a sepa?
rate task. One will be assigned to get
the material in shape for the examina?
tion of those who will lay bare the cor?
ruption in the Police Department; an?
other will be charged with preparing
the case against the office of District
Attorney Swann; other sub-committees
will be at work on the Dock, Street
Cleaning and other departments of the
Hearst-Hylan-Tammany government.
It is believed that it will take these
sub-committees at least one month to
get the preliminary work done.
When their work is completed the
public hearings will begin and the real
work of the committee?exposing r.nd
? prosecuting the grafters?will begin.
Gen. O'Ryan To Be Third
Member of Transit Board
From a Staff Correspondent
ALBANY, April 14.?From well in?
formed sources it was learned late to?
night that Brigadier General John F.
O'Ryan would be appointed to the
Transit Commission. The other two
members, it was said by the same in
' formant, would be Leroy B. Harkness
I and George R. McAneny.
Governor Miller to-night decHned to
] say who would be appointed, but he
said that he probably would send in
] the appointments to the Senate to
'. morrow for confirmation. He has but
? to-morrow and Saturday to act, as the
Legislature has agreed to adjourn
? sine die on Saturday.
General O'Ryan, it was said, would
tender his resignation as head of the
. New York State National Guard
? promptly to be eligible for the ap?
Zealous Detective Zipf Feigns
Ache, Gets Hootch and Prisoner
i If First Deputy Polica Commissioner
I Leach was giving prizes for zeal in the
! drive to make New York dry this week's
j hattd-embroidered tobacco pouch would
'ge to Policeman Carl Zipf. Magistrate
1 Simpson held Zipf's prisoner, Leo
\ Busch, thirty-one years old, of 83
1 Thomas Street, in $500 bail yesterday,
?but expressed disbelief in the police
| man's testimony.
Zipf, who is attached to the Beach
Street station, is one of the plain
clothes sleuths who are devotintj all
their time to a search for violators of
the Mullan-Gage law. After a fruit?
less search for bootleggers yesterday,
he decided to employ strategy. Paus?
ing before 135 Reade Street, which for?
merly housed a licensed raloon, Zipf
clutched his abdomen, leaned up
against the building and began to
moan. ?:
Busch, a porter, in the role of Good
Samaritan, approached with an offer
of aid. Zipf gasped jjwt a plea for a
drink. Busch brought a glass of whis?
ky, and when the plain clothes man
had taken it in his hand he straight?
ened up, grinned and then told Busch
he was under arrest.
When Zipf appeared with his pris?
oner before Magistrate George W.
Simpson in the Tombs court yesterday
he testified that he had asked Busch
for a glass of milk and had received
whisky instead. Then Busch took the
stand and was examined by his lawyer,
Michael Delagi.
"Is it tr.ue that you gave the police?
man a drink of whisky?" he asked.
"Yes, I did," admitted Busch. "Ho
said ho had a stomach ache, and I took
pity on him and gave him some whisky
which I got from a room nearby."
Holding Busch in $500 bail to await
action by the grand jury, the magis?
trate said he believed his story, but
that under the new law he had no right
to have liquor in his possession in the
street. The magistrate, with a wither?
ing look at the policeman, added that
Zipf'b storv that he had asked for milk
was highly improbable. j
Berlin Asks Repeal of
Allies9 Trade Coercion
ROTTERDAM, April 14.?A
Cologne dispatch to the Nieuwe
Rotterdamsche Courant says that
a Cabinet -council at Berlin has
decided upon steps to induce the
Allies to repeal their coercive
measures. These, it is declared,
are proving a catastrophe to Ger?
man trade.
I. _;_I
Hospital Told
To Fix Defects
After Hearing
Better Sanitary Conditions
at Willard Parker Or?
dered by Health Board
on Patients' Complaint
General Conduct Praised
Confidence Is Expressed in
Dr. Wilson and Institu?
tion's Entire Personnel
Improvements in the administration
of Willard Parker Hospital, which has
been the object of criticism recently
by former patients, were ordered yes?
terday by the Board of Health.
Following a three-hour hearing on
charges directed against certain
branches of the hospital the board
adopted a resolution embodying these
corrective recommendations:
That the sanitary condition of bath?
rooms be improved by the employment
of additional help.
That the censoring of patients' mail
be made the subject of review with the
idea of modifying the restriction.
That the alleged carelessness of some
of the nurses be dealt with through
disciplinary action exercised by the
director of hospitals.
Although recognizing the criticisms
and the testimony of the complainants
at the hearing as sufficient basis for
the reforms authorised, the resolution
states that a number of the allegations
"were founded on misunderstanding of
the difficulties of administration at
this particular time in all public insti?
Praises Hospital Personnel
The resolution expresses confidence
in Dr. Robert J. Wilson, director of
the Bureau of Ho'spitSrts, and in the
medical bourd, physicians and nurses
of the institution, and points out that
the death rate?7 per cent?"is lower
at Willard Parker than it is in any
other contagious disease hospital in
the world."
At the conclusion of the hearing,
which was not public, Dr. Royal S.
Copeland, Commissioner of Health, de?
clared the criticism and the investiga?
tion would result in benefit to the
"While a number of the charges
were not substantiated by testimony,
those which appeared to have founda?
tion are not impossible of correction,"
said Commissioner Copeland. "I think
on the whole the inquiry has done
good. Everybody will be on their toes
from now on. I am very glad to say
no charge was made against the medi?
cal service accorded at the hospital.
It also was brought out that the criti?
cism of the food and equipment was
groundless. We hope tp correct any
untoward conditions 'jy' putting into
effect the sense of the resolution. So
far as the charges of carelessness
made against some of the nurses is
concerned, they have been left to Dr.
Wilson for solution.'*
Four women, who had been patients
in the scarlet fever ward of the hos?
pital, testified at the executive hearing.
They were Mrs. Marie Stabo, of 45
West Eighty-fourth Street; Miss Lotti
mer, of 323 West Eighty-third Street,
and two other women whose names
were not made known. Mrs. Mary C.
Roop, of Upland, Pa., who charged that
Her daughter did not receive proper
attention and food while a patient at
the hospital last January, was not
present. It was said she is in Ber?
Patients Criticize Care
Mrs. Stabo repeated the charges she
made in a letter reflecting upon the
sanitary condition of the wards and the
performance of duty of some of? the
nurses. The other former patients sup?
ported her charges.
George W. Saxe, of 529 East Eighty
fourth Street, testified that his wife
had been accorded excellent treatment
and service while a patient at the
Fifteen nurses, including those whose
names were mentioned in the letter o?
Mrs. Stabo, were questioned by Dr
Copeland, Joseph A. Faurot, Deputy
Commissioner of Police, representing
Commissioner Enright, and by Dr. Le
land F. Cofer, health officer of the
port. Dr. Wilson outlined his method
of administration and declared that
much of the criticism was without
basis. He was supported by Dr. John
Winter Brannan and Dr. Henry W
Berg, president and secretary, respec?
tively, of the medical board. Dr
Thomas W. Darlington, former Com?
missioner of Health, represented mem?
bers of the medical profession to whom
Mrs. Roop had sent copies of allega?
Girl Awakes After 5 Weeks
WINCHENDON, Mass., April 14.. ?
Miss Eva Lashua, twenty-two years
old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Lashua, of Winchendon, awoke to-day
after sleeping continuously for five
weeks. Her physician says she will re?
cover. She remained awake six hours
and talked intelligently with her par?
ents and physician after taking some
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Board Annuls
National Rail
Labor Pacts
Contracts Made With U. S.
Administration, Except
by 4 Big Brotherhoods,
Ordered Ended July 1
Each Road to Deal
With Its Employees
Unions Had Fought to Re?
tain Agreements or Get
Country^Wide NewOnes
j CHICAGO, April 14 (By The Asso?
ciated Press).?National agreements,
: defining working conditions for em?
ployees on all American railroads for?
merly under the Federal Railroad Ad?
ministration, were to-day ordered
abrogated, effective July 1, 1921, by the
United States Railroad Labor Board.
The board called upon the officers
and system organizations of employees
of each railroad to select representa?
tives "to confer and to decide" as much
of the rules controversy as possible.
"Such conferences shall begin at the
earliest possible date," the decision
| While the decision did not specifi
! cally say so, members of the board
said that all disputes as to rules and
working conditions automatically were
referred back to individual conferences
between each individual road and its
employees. This method of procedure
had been sought by the, railroads,
whereas the labor side had favored
a national conference between repre?
sentatives of all roads and all unions.
Trainmen Not Affected
The decision affected all railroad em?
ployees except those in train service
! ! who are under separate agreements be
! tween the individual railroads and the
four big brotherhoods.
In connection with the conference
? negotiations, the board laid down a set
of sixteen principles to serve as a
. foundation for any rules which may be
agreed to in the conference. The
present general rules hearing before
the labor board, which has been in
i progress since January 10, will con
'Itinuo until both si^es have completed
11 their testimony, following which the
i ' board "will promulgate such rules as it
; determines just and reasonable as soon
? after July 1-, 1921, a/s is reasonably pos
The sixteen principles outlined by
i the board were drawn up by Henry T.
? Hunt of the public group and upheld
? the right of the employees to organize
for lawful purposes, the right to ne
1 gotiate through representatives of their
own choosing, the right of seniority and
the principle of the eight-hour day.
It was specified that "eight hours'
, work must be given for eight hours'
pay." Espionage should not be prac?
tised by either side, the decision said,
and employees' representatives should
have the right to make an agreement
applying to all employees in the craft
or class of the representatives.
Sistec? Principles Outlined
The sixteen principles outlined were
as follows:
"1?An obligation rests _ upon man?
agement, upon each organization of
employees and upon each employee to
render honest, efficient and economical
service. ,
"2?The spirit of cooperation be?
tween management and employees be
|ing essential to efficient operation,
? both parties will so conduct themselves
I as to promote this spirit.
"3?Management having the respon
j sibility for safe, 'efficient and economi
I cal operation, the rules will not beisub
versive of necessary discipline.
"4?The right of railway employees
to organize for lawful objects shall
not be denied, interfered with or ob?
"5. The right of such lawful organi?
zation to act toward lawful objects
through representatives of its own
i choice, whether employees of a particu
? lar carrier or otherwise, shall be agreed
. | to by the management.
? "6. No discrimination shall be prac
. ! tised by management as between mem
I bers and non-members of organizations
? I or as between members of different or
: j ganizations, nor shall members of or
; j ganizations discriminate against non
! I members or use other methods than
lawful persuasion to secure their mem
i j bership." Espionage by carriers on the
r i legitimate activities of labor organiza
. I tions or by labor organizations on the
' j legitimate activities of carriers should
; not be practised.
[ Must Consult on Pay Cuts
? "7. The right of employees to be con
; suited-prior to a decision of manage
; I ment adversely affecting their wages or
? | working conditions shall be agreed to
. j by management. This right of partici
. ! pation shall be deemed adequately com
, I plied with if and when the representa
'? tives of a majority of the employees of
. the several classes directly affected
i (Coninued on P?9? four)
Dozens Ready to Catch Fever
For $1,000 in Germ Experiment
Special Diapatch to The Tribun?
CHICAGO, April 14.?There are a
great many Chicagoans who are willing
I to risk their lives in scientific experi
1 ments to benefit humanity, it was dis
' closed to-day at the John McCormick
! Institute of Infectious Diseases.
During the day fourteen persons,
I among them several women, presented
j themselves at the hospital and asked
that they be. accepted as subjects for a
j test by which Drs. Ludwig Hektoen,
; George T. Dick and Gladys Dick, well
i known pathologists, hope to isolate the
! scarlet fever germ in order that a pre
! ventive serum for that disease may be
In addition, the hospital was bom?
barded by telephone calls -from persons
who want to become subjects for the
experiment, which is regarded as a
highly important one among medical
,1 The three pathologists are seeking
nine persons for the test, preferably
| young men who never had scarlet fever.
, The mortality of this disease is high,
ranging from 3 to 40 per cent.
Subjects accepted for the experiment,
which, if successful, will develop the
first serum for combating the disease,
will be paid $70 each on being inoou
latedi with germ cultures and $1,000
each if they contract scarlet fever.
"While I am aware that the public
is vitally interested in this experiment,
I feel that I cannot give out details at
this time, as the facts, which are highly
technical, might be confused through
publicity," it was explained to-day by
? Dr. George Dick.
"No subject has as yet been selected,
though we expect to choose at least
three from the applicants to-day. In?
oculations will be made through the
mucus membrane of the throat.
"The experiment could best be made
with children, but, of course, we can
j not ask a child, who hasn't the re
] sponsibility, to make such a decision to
I become a subject. There were many
! ex-service men among to-day's appli
' cants."
Premier and Operators
In New Move to Block
British General Strike
Liner Passengers Rushed to Ports
In Fear of Tie-Up of Rail Service
LONDON, April 14 ("By The Associated Press).?By reason of the
shortage of coal through cessation in the output and the. threatened
transport strike, a rearrangement in the sailings of transatlantic liners
has been necessitated.
Passengers who intend to make the voyage on board the White
Star Line steamship Celtic to New York were advised to start from
London to-night and remain in Liverpool for the sailing of the steam?
ship on Saturday. The Orient Line has asked passengers to embark
immediately on the boat due to leave London on Saturday. The Jap?
anese and Peninsular & Oriental companies are arranging to take
passengers aboard their vessels for the sailings of Friday and Saturday.
There are 216 vessels laid up in the River Tyne, the largest coaling
port in England. These include 65 government vessels.
Millerand Galls
Council to Plan
Ruhr Seizure
Blockade of Hamburg Also
To Be Considered at Con?
ference To-day; Foch and
Weygand to Participate
Powers to Meet in May
?Germany Expected to Make
Reparations Offer Open?
ing "New Perspectives"
PARIS, April 14.?President Miller
and has called a special conference at
Elys?e Palace for to-morrow for a de?
tailed examination of the situation cre?
ated by Germany's recalcitrant atti?
tude regarding reparations, says The
Echo De Paris. Premier Briand, Mar?
shal Foch, General Weygand and vari
ous ministers, including MM. Lou
cheur, Barthou and Doumer, will (Cake
part in the deliberations..
A plan for the military occupation
of the Ruhr district and perhaps a
blockade of Hamburg, .the effectives
requisite,, what Allied assistance can
be expected and matters of a kindred
nature will be discussed, as well as
all possible means of economic coer?
cion likely to prove effective in securing
In case Germany resists settlement,
the newspaper declares, it is accepted
by the Allies that France will recall
two classes of recruits to the colors.
Germany's obligation to the Allies
will be fixed at between 130,000,000,000
and 150,000,000,000 gold marks by the
Allied Reparations Commission, says
the newspaper. It adds the exact figure
will depend upon the solution of cer?
tain questions still being considered.
According to information from other
sources it is expected the inter-Allied
conference will meet in Paris the be?
ginning of May, and it is hoped here the
British Prime Minister will be able to
By Wireteea to The Tribune
Copyright. 1921^New York Tribune Inc.
Germany to Make New Offer
BERLIN, April 14.?Germany prbbably
will make a new reparations offer the
middle of next week, it was learned to?
day. A meeting of the Cabinet which
considered the matter was said to have
been marked by complete unanimity of
opinion regarding the terms to be sug?
gested. The Berliner Tageblatt asserts
that besides the plan for the use of
German labor and material in restora?
tion work in the devasted regions of
France, the Cabinet meeting discussed
"financial plans which open up new per?
spectives." Outside mediation will be
another feature of the German offer, it
is said.
Publication of the exact terms that
Germany will suggest is to be withheld
here until they have been submitted to
the Allies.
All members of the Cabinet are work?
ing earnestly to evolve a proposition
which they jiope will be acceptable to
the Allies in full settlement of Ger?
many's war obligations. The govern?
ment hopes, if possible, to avoid the im?
position of further penalties. Presi?
dent Ebert said to-day that the threat?
ened Cabinet crisis, resulting from
Foreign Minister Simohs's unauthorized
assertion while he was in Switzerland
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Sir A. E. Vicars
Shot Dead and
Home Burned
Body of the Former Ulster
King-at-Arms Bears Tag
Inscribed, "Traitors Be?
ware, We Never Forget"
Figured in Gem Scandal
Absolved of Responsibility
for Theft of the Famous
t Dublin Crown Jewels
DUBLIN, April 14 (By The Associat?
ed Press).?Sir Arthur Edward Vicars
former Ulster King-of-Arms, was shot
dead this morning at Listowel and hit
residence was burned. A tag was at
taohed to the body, reading: "Traitors
beware. We never forget. I. R. A."
. The former Ulster King-of-Arms wil
hr?, Remembered not only as one of the
most accomplished heraldista, genealo
gists and archaeologists of1 his day, bT?1
also as the foremost figure in the fa?
mous scandal of the theft of the Dub?
lin crown jewels in July, 1907. Sii
Arthur Edward Vicars was then Ulstei
King-of-Arms, having held the place
since 1893, and as such was responsible
for the safe-keeping of the jewels.
They mysteriously disappeared from
the suite of offices in which he worked
and never could be traced. In Octobei
following he received notice that the
office held by him was being reorgan?
ized and that the King would no longer
require his services?in brief, he was
dismissed. He felt aggrieved and de?
manded a judicial inquiry, which was
denied him; but in January, 1908, a
commission investigated the loss of the
jewels. As the inquiry was private
and witnesses were not put under oath
he declined to take any part in it. The
result was that the commission found
him guilty of negligence, and his peti?
tion to the King for a rehearing was
Woman's Name Involved
A little later scandalous rumors
arose in the press and elsewhere. It
was suggested in The London Mail?
not The Daily Mail, but a sensational
weekly?that Sir Arthur had permitted
himself to be sacrificed in order ?.o
shield a lady in whom he was much
interested, and in that connection the
name of Lady Haddo, daughter-in-law
of Lord Aberdeen, was mentioned?a
lady of spotless reputation. It was
intimated that another woman, named
Malony or Morely, but also known as
Robinson, was jealous of Sir Arthur's
friendship with Lady Haddo; that the
night before the disappearance of the
jewels this woman, with several other
persons, was Sir Arthur's guest at a
card party at the castle; that this
woman obtained from Sir Arthur the
key of the safe in which the jewols
were kept; and that she secretly left
the castle before daybreak and fled
to France, on the funds supplied by
Sir Arthur.
An attempt was made to have the
case taken up by the House of Com?
mons, but without success. Thereupon
in July, 1913, Sir Arthur appealed to
the law courts in a libel suit against
the Mail. He absolutely denied the
whole story, declaring that he had
never known or knew of the Malony
Morely-Robinson woman, that he had
not played cards the night before the
disappearance of the jewels and that
the persons mentioned as his guests at
that time were, in fact, not then in
Dublin. Lord and Lady Haddo testified,
the letter saying that she had
spoken to Sir Arthur but once, and
that was brfefly at a public gathering.
Counsel for the newspaper made no
attempt at justification, but admitted
that his clients were convinced that
they had been grossly imposed upon
and expressed profound regret for the
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Brindell Cannot Spell
Business, but Can Do It
Reflection Consoles Labor Czar
as He Barely Escapes Prison
Rating as Illiterate
Special Dispatch to Th? Tribune
OSSINING, N. Y., April 14.?Robert
P. Erindell, labor czar, told prison
authorities yesterday while he was
under examination for intellectual
rating that he couldn't spell "busi?
ness." but he could do it.
When given a list of words to spell
Brindell proved a poor speller. He
spelled 'business" with four s's and
wrote as a sample ssntence: "I went
to school for six year's."
After his examination Brindell was
iven a sixth grade classification. Had
e been given the fifth grade he woulc
have been ordered to attend the prisor
school for illiterates each day.
Owners Invite Miners to
Conference After Plea
of Union Representative
| Is Heard in Commons
Lloyd George Asks
Appeal to Ballot
General Workers' Federa?
tion Votes to Support
* Triple Alliance to End
LONDON, Friday, April 15 (By
The Associated Press).?Determined
efforts are being made to reopen the
negotiations between the miners and
mine owners for a settlement of the
coal strike. A deputation from the
House of Commons visited Premier
Lloyd George about midnight after
Frank Hodges, secretary of the
miners' union, had addressed mem?
bers of the House and explained the
miners' points. When they left the
residence at 12:30 a. m. they de?
clined to talk, but many of them are
reported to have displayed "an obvi?
ous air of relief."
The mine owners have also decided
to invite the miners' leaders to con?
tinue the discussion. Evan William!1,
president of the mining association,
announced at a late hour that the
mine owners would extend another
invitation to the representatives of
the miners to deliberate, both nation?
ally and in the various district?,
with the object of ascertaining what
was feasible to improve the lot of the
lower-paid miners. The owners then,
again visited Downing Street in re?
sponse to a summons from the Prime
1 Minister.
Hope ojL?u??^JS^ved
New hopes or a resumption of the
negotiations, therefore, have arisen
through this offer of the mir>.e own?
ers to meet the miners' leaders
around a new conference table, and
also the offer made by Mr. Hodges
i in his speech to a meeting of the
members of Parliament. In this the
secretary of the miners' union said,
among other things:
"We are prepared to consider th?
? question of wages provided they are not
! regardable as permanently on a district
basis, but only of a temporary char?
Mr. Hodges had a friendly ?reception,
according to the press association. Tha
large committee room of the House was
filled with Unionists, Coalitionists and
Laborites. The Conservative member,
John A. R. Marriott, presided. Mr,
Hodges exhaustively reviewed the situ?
ation, and on some points gained the
sympathy of his audience.
Regarding his offer the press associ?
ation says that it is not without prom?
ise of a peaceful agreement and will ba
conveyed to .the Premier by Mr. Mar?
Issue is Clearly Drawn
The whole labor movement is align?
ing itself solidly with the miner*
against the government. The worker?
seem to believe that the hour has
struck for a final struggle against
what they, rightly or wrongly, suspect
to be an organized plan on the par*
of the employers to force down waees.
The Federation of General Workers,
representing 1,500,000 persons, in more
j than one hundred industries outside?
the Triple Alliance, decided to support
the Triple Alliance in its strike in the
interest of the striking miners.
The Prime Minister in a two-hour
conference in the morning with repre?
sentatives of the Triple Alliance de?
clared the government would fight on
its refusal to grant a national pool oC
Mr. Lloyd George asked why the labor
forces did not appeal to the nation on
the question of nationalization of indus?
try, which was a political issue. The bal?
lot box could only decide the question,
he declared. There is still some mystery
about the actual offer the government
made to the miners. No details of the
financial assistance contemplated hava
been given officially, and, according to>
j some intimations from the miners' side,
J the government has only promised as?
i sistance for the period of a month of
! six weeks, which the miners consider
totally inadequate. This may possibly
explain the miners' accusations, which
i the general public only dimly compre?
' hends, that the government is acting
: solely in the interests of the min?
? owners.
Conference Proves Futile
j After the failure of the morning con-.
I ference some hope remained that me
j diation might be the outcome of th?
? Parliamentary conference, made up o?
? the Parliamentary Committee of th?
j Trade Union Congress, the national
executive of the Labor party and the
Parliamentary Labor party.
This important conference, however,
after pronouncing itself uncompromis?
ingly on the side of the miners and
the Triple Alliance and against the gov?
ernment, gave no sign of Initiating new
| negotiations or mediation. There w.is
! practically no peace talk at the eon*
j ference; the general feeling appeared
to be that any furfher ?ttempt to ap.
j proach the government would be futile.
The resolution adopte! by thh body
is not a definite pledge to strike ac<
j tion, this being a matter for individua!
j unions, but the appointment of a com.
I mittee to act with the Triple Alliant-*
! is considered a more important mov,
than has happened in any previous in
; dustrial crisis.
i Another aspect differentiating (hi
I from previous struggles is th\ unit?:

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