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Vol. LXXXI No* 27,220
First to Last? the Truth: News Editorials ? Advertisements
Cloudy and eooler to-day. probably i
sh?>wers in morniir:; fo-morrow
fair and ecntinued cool: fresh
northwest and we?.t -n inds.
JPttli Repvrl on Laut i'ac?
(Copyrltfhi, 1021,
New York Trfbnne Inc.)
SATURDAY, .11 NK l, 1021
In Urrijter New Tork
Within ^<i!i Mi!..?
Talaat Slayer
Berlin Court
Armeniau Boy, Who Laid
Murder to Visiou of
Mother in Dream, Is
Freed on Insanity Plea
Shot to Aveittge
Slaughter of Race
Witnesses for Defense
Assert 1.000,000 Have
Been Slain in Massaeres
Btf Wirelraa to The Tribune
CopyriRht. 19-1. Kew Vork Tribune Inc.
BEKLIN. June &. -Salomon Teilirian,
the Armenian boy who assassinated
Talaat Pasha, former Turkish Grand
Yirier, in March to ovenge the slaughter
of his people, was acquitted of murder
to-day in the Berlin District Court.
His defense was that, at the exhorta
tion of his mother. revealcd to him in a
dream, he had shot the* man who or
dered the Armenian massaeres to carry
out the death sentence passed on him
by the Armenian nation.
The acquitta!, which has been de
Bajided in the Berlin press since the
trial began Thursday, came after Dr.
faysirer, a leading German psychiatrist.
had testifled that Teilirian could not
be held rcsponsible for his act. The
hotror of seeing his own mother's head
iplit open with an a:<e and of having
witnessed other tragedies had tempo
rarily unbalanced him, the witness said.
Two strong witnesses for the de?
fense in the closing hours of the trial
vfrere Field Marshal Liman von San
gers, whocommanded the Turkish army
dcring the war, and Professor Lepsius,
who was in Armenia at the time of the
massaeres. These witnesses brought
out that the total number of Armenians
ilsughtered hy the Turks reached 1,
000,000, a figure much larger than any
previous estimate of the extent of the
Million Armenians Massacred
"It is conservatively estimated," said
Professor Lepsius, "that out of the
1,850,000 Armenians living in Turkey
before the war only 850.000 are left."
Field Marshal von Sanders corrobo
rated this assertion, but attempted to
,-ustify the massaeres on the ground
that the Armenians had opposed Turk?
ish interests and had openly syta
pathized with the Russians. The wit
r.ess adraitted, however, that Talaat
Pasha had Wen responsible ' for the
extcutions. The question was raised
in the course of Von 'San'ders's testi?
mony regarding the extent of Ger
?assy's responsibility.
Professor Lepsius" testified that Ta?
laat issued official orders calling for
the exiling and killing of the Armeni?
ans. He declared that the German
Ambassador at Constantinople afao
placed the number of Armenians killed
a: 1,000,000, his estimate having been
reached through reports made to him
'fly various German consuls.
Exile Order Meant Decth
One official order issued by Talaat,
?ecording to Professor Lepsius, said
"by exile I mean reduction to nil."
? '"The Armenians were systematically
?m to slaughter as soon as the con
centration camps beoame overcrowded,"
iftkj the professor. "They were led
?*?-'. upon the desert, where they were
secimnjted in wholesale fashion.
"The object of the Turks was not to
8~lle the Armenians, but to slaughter
tiem in cold blood, the scheme being
to fcll off a whole people."
*atZ??*\ot LePsius said that some
SWhOOfl Armenians in ConstantinODle
JM Aleppo escaped death through the
intervention in their behalf of General
von tanders and General von der
Unfolds a Grnesome Tale
BERLIN'. June 3 (By The Associated
ifuViT Their destination is the
??*'t i0fessor LePsius told the court,
were laiaats mstructions when order
\l ? Q-P?rtation of Armenians into
Tne Mesopotamian desert. Professor
j-epmuE, in his testimony for the de
'-!, ' uPnfolded ? grewsome tale of how
wna or tnousands of the deportees
BHoer were marsacred or succumbed
T?,?i5- ,Ln'atlon aT>d exhaustion. The
??,?,'*4 <?ndirD1"> Professor Lepsius
wserted, frequentiy tied ten or twenty
Armenians together and threw them
''?to tne water.
?.in?.tn.^ witr,ess testified that he had
Tnrli'.h ICIrari} from Ta!aat t0 a high
??kish official which said: "Wire
?tin KTJ'-Brer-dea<i and how nian>'
Wth TalS' F,v* messaKe* signed
iu#vMo s name were introduced
der, ?, "?"' one of whicI> contained or
Dhtn,L U'nov'' the children from or
-Wr t\ m order t0 eliminate future
s 'roni "ntagonistic e'.ements."
Sues to Annnl Marriage
*oman SaysR. J. Horton Knew
?ne Had Been Convicted
as Shoplif'ter
hyniond J. Horton, assistant llbrari
?B of *he New York County Lawycrs'
^?x-'ation. has brought suit in the
BPreme Court for annulment of his
?amage to Elizabeth McManus Ho:
1318 Th" nUrrl8*e took PIace April 1.
?. Soon afterward Mrs. Horton was
ffifV?,' "hoPW'tin?. Horton told
hi.fi! . Ia?han the arrest gave him
t?l?? !">"wledge that Mrs. Hor
M \? rPcord as a Bhoplifter.
-"s. Horton in a petition for alimony
?? counsel fees declares that her hus
*nu was fully aware of her past when
? narned her and that in 1916, after
Kle'se f,r"rn the House of the Good
tkeft v ' Where she had been sent *or
'court * vlS!t.ed hpr and continued to
8e<*f? jer? A-fter her irrcRrceration in
irord Rrformatory in 1919, thc an
*isUiayu' Horton wrote to her and in
(io?.\ *?' no malter what she- had
2, ? ** proposed to stand bv her.
Bu ii "orton l? twenty-four years old.
SLives with relatives at 1792 Am- '
vpJ\ V] Avenue. Justice Callaghan re
,,ne<i his decision.
'?W?yJ.^h^u r?u'*i'*t Kle?pin|i Car to.Call
VH % ,.ut '?hange, l.v. WaKhington
Sni^l;. *?? Southom Ky. Byutem, 612
miua^V- ii: w- <*? st- Tei- ?Cr>
laimenbaum, Once Mob Leader,
Honor Graduate at Columbia
On? of the high honor students
graduated from Columbia University
Wednesday waa Frank Tannenbauin,
whoso notions of world reform have
been somewhat modified by his experi?
ence as a soldier and as a student, and
aie fur milder than when he was one
Of the leadera of the turbulent mobs
that invaded ehurches in this city in
The ideas 4hat he held then earned
him a year ln the peuitentlary on
j Klaokwell's Island. Tho ideas fchat he
i h*aa now have won him a degree and
election to Phi Bota Kappa and fur?
nished magazine material, The highest
honors in economics and history were
giyen him at Columbia.
Tannenbaum, it is said, will continuo
hia sludies with the object of obtain
| ing the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
j He ia a student also at the New Schooi
I ot Social Research, 465 West Twentv
! third Street, where ho holds a $2,000
! scholarship and for several months
Porter Peace
Plan Reported
Out to House
Vote Is Expected Thursday
After Debate Limited to
5 or 6 Hours; Committee
Reeommends Adoption
Minority Urges Changes
Knox Ready to Aceept Pro
posal in Place of Own if
It Passes Lower Branch
From The Tribune's IFashinaton Bureau
WASHINGTON", June 3.?Adoption |
j of the Porter resolution, declaring a
' state of peace between the United
| States and Germany and Austria-Hun
I gary, was recommended to the House
to-day by the Committee on Foreign
Affairs. Action on the floor is planned
for next Thursday, when an attempt is
to be made to pass the measure with
debate limited probably to five or six
Ihe committee action was taken on
a vote of the Republican member?, the
j Democrats opposing the resolution to a
j man. Both sides have until Tuesday
I to t'ile their reports.
The opposition of the minority mem
jbers was a mild surprise, for they had
i indicated that they would favor the
! Porter resolution and vote with the
I Republicans against the Knox measure.
j They will state in their report that
j the resolution undertakes, in effect, to
negotiato a treaty with Germany and j
[ Austria and is, therefore, a usurpation
of the executive powers. The conten
i tion will also be set up that the resolu
i tion will be confusinpr in that it "takes
! advantage of rights provided under
! the Treaty of Versailles, which this
| government has repudiated."
It is expected that when the measure
j is taken up by the House the Demo
| crats will attei3ipt to insert a clause
. involving the Versailles treaty. Rep
I resentative Connally, Democrat, " oC
! Texas, a member of the committee,
j inade such an attempt during the eom -
? mittee meeting to-day. He sought to
! amend the title of the resolution so as i
! to connect the peace made by it with
! the Versailles treaty, but the majority j
j stood solidly against him. It is sup- i
| posed that this is the sort of taetics i
i the minority will pursue during eonsid-1
! ei'ation of the measure by the House.
No change had been wrought in the '
j text of the resolution from the draft
i made public several days ago by Chair
j man Pcrter after agreement of the
! majority members. The principal fea
! ture remains that, in contrast with the i
j Knox measure. it does not rep'eal the
declaration of war. Different language !
I provideu more specific reservations of'
! American rights, especially with regard !
I to continuing the administration ol'
! alien property in the United States.
Se3iat,or Knox is understood to have ?
i taken the position that if the House
j adopts the Porter resolution by a de
ciaive vote -as it undoubtedly will?he
j will be willing to yield and will offe>"i
i his support to the House measure when
j ii reaches the Senate. He is quoted as
j saying: "I shall be for whatever will i
! accomplish the desired end, whether mv
! resolution is the one accepted or not."j
Lenine-Trotzky Bi*eak
Threatens Red Regime
Split Betweeu Leaders Said To;
.Be Due lo Premier's Pol- *!
icy Toward Capital
Bv Wireleea to The Tribune
CopyTifdn. 19-1. New York Tribune Inc.
BERLIN, June 3.?The very life of
the Soviet regime is involved in a crit
ical interr.a! political situation that has
arisen in Russia. Premier Lenine, in his j
sudden drift away from his Red doc
trinea and back toward capitalism, has
forced a split with his former partner
in Bolsheism, Leon TYotzky, and other
The Novi Mir, a Bolshcvik newspapor
Bubsidized by the Russian Soviet re?
gime, although published here in Ber?
lin, connrms the report that Rykoff,
Lornoff and Miliutin, chief supporters
of Lenine's policy of a return to state
capitalism. were defeated in the elec
tio3is to the All-Russian Congress of
Economic Councils. Sehliapnikoff and
Rudzutak, two of Trotzky's supporters
take the places of Rykoff and Lornoff.
Both the latter, howeer, were seated
011 the Soviet People's Comtnissions,
thus indicating a sharp division be?
tween these commissions, which favored
throwing the Bolshevik program into
the discard, and the All-Russian Coun?
cil of National Economy, which ia cw
controlled by Trotzky, Sehliapnikoff and
Bucharin. The latter organization ur-jea
the annulment of all foreign conces
sions and the adherence to an oxtrem
ist, program.
Thus the two outatandlng political
and cconomic organs of the Soviet gov?
ernment are in sharp disagreesnent with
each other. In view of the most crit
ical political and economic situation
that has developed tn Russia, as has
been admitted by Lenine and Rykoff, in
cabled dispatches to The Tribune, the
stability of the I>d regime is regarded
in Kues'an circles here as senously
has beon at work oil a book which is
to appear soon.
The book dealr, with the labor situ?
ation, which, Tannenbaum believes is
controlled more by mechanical devcl
opment and invention than by the de
eign of workers or their leadcrs.
,, He ia twenty-eight years old and
marned. He bccamo ? student nt Co?
lumbia in 1!>16. but when war was
declared he. went to work in a ship
yard. His original ideas eoncerning
labor are said to have received their
Urst severe shock in the shipyard,
where his indignation was aroused bv
|us fellow-workers' indifference to the
importance of their task.
Educational work was undertaken bv
Tannenbaum on the spot with the pur?
pose ofinstilling some understanding
ot the ahip crisis among the men work
ing on new vessels. He took up work
aJ?JVr, .somewhat similar lines among
hill-billy" recruits when he was sent
to a Georgia eantonment. Before he
left the eantonment he had been made
a serR-eant.
Wirth Cabinet
May Appeal to
German People
New National Election Ex?
pected in Desperate Effort
of Government Jo Get
Majority in Reichslagj
Dissatisfaction Is Growing!
Obstruetion by Pcopie*s Parn
ty Would MakeDissolutionj
Inevitable, It Is Believedj
? _;_ i
Special Cable to The Tribune
Copjriftht, 19*21, New York Tribune Inc. '.
BERLIN, June 3. -The growing dis-4
j satisfaction among the opposition par-*
ties in the Reichstag. apparent tovday'
in the second day's debate of the gov-J
j ernment's program as outlined by;'
Chancellor Wirth Wednesday, foret
shadowed the possibility that tl3je
Reichstag may be dissolved and a nejw
national election held in a desperate
| effort by the government to obtai33, a
working 3iiajority in support of 'its
| plans.
! The Wirth coalition Cabinet, laeks
| half a dozen votes of a majority infthe
j National Assesnbty. The extremc Na
! lionalists seized their first opportumity
to-day to introduce a resolution de
| claring a lack of confidence in tho
Chancellor. Although this proved to
be of only minor importance, confer
ences which Dr. Wii'th had with leati
ers of the National People's pai^y,
headed by Dr. Gustav Stresema*ui,'
brought out nothing ni03"e than ths
promise that on questions of furfcda
mental impoi-tance connected with the
Allied reparations ultimatum the Peo?
ple's party will refrain from voting.
Communists Against Cabinet
The Independent Socialists are ex?
pected to take a similar attitude and the
government will thus be operating on
a minority vote. The extreme Nation
alists and the Coi3imunists will be the
I only parties voting against the Cabinet,
and while this arrangement might be
temporarily satisfactory . the Chancel
lor's control in the Reichstag would be
only relative.
The People's party is expected now
to bring forward a declaration agree
ing in a general way to the fullillment
of the Allied terms, but declining to
support the government's program for
cai'3-ying out those terms. The ?Demo
crats are understood to be insisting
that a real majority government be
I'ormed and threater.ing that unless
this is done" they will withdraw from
the Cabinet.
Should the People's party obstruct
the legislative program outlined by Dr.
Wirth, which is now regarded as likely
despite the tempoi'ary truce, the disso
lution of the Reichstag would become
unavoidable. ln such a case Chaneellor
Wirth would go to the country with the
slogan: "Give the government a major?
ity for earvying out the conditions of
the Allied ultimatum."
Loss of Prestige
In view of the considerable loss of
prestige which the People's party sus
tained by what many regard as its cow
ardly attitude in the ultimatum crisis,
and the smashup of the Communist
party in the recent revolt, government
leaders believe that in the event of
general elections they could obtain a
safe majority, provided meanwhile Dr.
Wirth is able .to improvo the Upper
Silesian situatiom from the German
point of view.
It is believed that both the Monar
chists and the Socialists would wel
come a general election, feeling con
fidesit that they, together with the
Democrats, are now in a position to
regain the ground which democratic
Germajy lost to the Right and Left in
the last general elections a year ago.
BERLIN, June 3 (By The Associated
Press).?The Boersen Zeitung, organ
of the industrial wing of the Demo?
cratic party, believes new Reichstag
eiections are inevitable in consequence
of the restricted parliamentary basis
on which the Cabinet is functioning.
Dr. Walter I'cathenau, the new Min
ister of Restoration, was severeh'
heckled by members of the Nationalist,
German people's and ultra-Radica!
(Cantlnued on pigt three)
Scientisfs Wit Locates
$6,000 in Lost Radium
Dr. W. F. Faison, of Jersey
City, recovered yesterday $6,000
worth of radium which had been
thrown away with old bandages.
A. Strobel, of the Radium
Luminous Material Corporation,
of Orange, N. J., found it for
Mr. "Strobel sprinkled zinc sul
phidc all over the cellar, where
wastc from the physician's office
goes. A glow showed in the zinc
sulphide which had been placed
in the furnace and beneath it was
found the tube of radium, which
renders this substance luminoui?.
Varotta Boy
May Be Free
In Few Hours
Police Predict Kidnapped
Child Will Be Released
at Night, as Fugitive
Captor Cannot Escape
Plot Is Rcvealed
By Five Rrisoners
"I Have a Baby of My
Own,5' Says WoinanWho
E n m e s h e d Gangslers
A door stnnds on the latch at 354
East Thirteenth Street and an anxious
mother and father wnit behind it for
the return of their kidnapped child. Mr.
and Mrs. Salvatorc Varotta have hnd
alternative waVes of hope and despair
since five men were arrested late
Thursday night on a charge of kuinap
ping and blnckmail. Their five-year
old son Giuseppe, who disappeared on
May 24 while piaying in front of his
Ih6mc, has not yet been found.
Members of the Italian squad of the
Police Department said last night they
were confident the boy would be found
soon. A soverc grilling 0f the
prisoncrs by detectives yesterday and
the impassioned entrcaties of tho boy's
father resulted in an assurance that
Giuseppe was safe. Two of the gang
are still at large and it is alleged that
the name of one of them was cxtracted
from his confederates. His home,
which is said to be in the immediate
neighborhood, was searched yesterday.
No Trace of Fugitive
No trace was found of the young man,
who is believed to have made his
escape with the child. He is deelarod
by tlie police to he a nephew of one of
the prisoners and the son of a baker
liyinjr clo?e to the Varotta home. A
widespre.ad hunt for him is under way.
His father told detectives; yesterday
that he had not seen him for'days. All
ways of egress from the city are under
guard, The general theory among
those working on the case is that Giu?
seppe will be returned under cover of
night and with little delay, since all
hope of obtaining a ransom has been
The alleged kidnappers appeared be?
fore Mugistrat'! Joseph S. Schwab in
Essox Market Court and were held in,
$'25,000 bail for examination on June 6;
They are John Melchionne, twenty
three years old: Robert Raffaele, twen
ty-four years old. of 171 Palisade Ave?
nue, Union Hill, N. J.; Santo Cosumano,
forty-six years old; James Ruggiere,
twenty-four years old, and Antonio
Marino, thirty-five years old. The last
thi-?ee live at 349 Enst Thirteenth Street.
ncross the street from the Varottas. All
the men, witli one exception, have been
ttssociates of the 'father of the kid?
napped boy, according to his own ?*tate
tn the course of the afternoon a
larga touring car with two men and a
woman. all well dressed and apparently
Italians, drove up to Police Headquar
ItOl'S. Its occupants said they wanted
to arrange for bail for Antonio Marino.
.one ef the five prisoners. They were
leferred to the Essex Market jail.
Po'.ice records show that Casmano
was convicted of carrying a revolver a
year ago, but cseaped with suspended
sentence. Marino was sent to the pen
itentiary on a similar charge in 1915.
Confession by Prisoner
Rafaelle was the' prisoner who gave
the assurance that Giuseppe is un
harmed. During the all-night examina?
tion that followed his arrest he con
fessed he was a_ stranger in town
looking for work and was picked up on
the street by men who employed him
to go to the Varotta home for money.
He made three trips before he was
caught with the others when the po?
lice rounded them i>p, he said.
The following confessions alleged to
have been made by Melchionne and
Raffaele were made public yesterday:
(l) "I, John Melchionne, twenty
thrce years old. living at Victory
House. Bowery and Chatham Square,
at 10, p. m., June 2, went to 3>4 East
Thirteenth Street to Mr. Varotta's for
the purposo of getting $500 to get his
boy back. Mr. Varotta's boy was kid?
napped by a gang on May 24. Mr.
Varotta gave me the $500, but after I
was arrested the money was taken
away from me."
-. (2) "I, Robert. RafTaele, went to Mr.
Varotta at 354 East Thirteenth-Street
about 11 p. m., June 1. I saw Mrs.
Varotta and I asked hfr that the gang
sent me up there for the purpose to
get the money. Mrs. Varotta gave me
a letter and she told me not to kill
the boy. I brought the letter down to
my friend, John Melchionne, and
others. I do not know their names.
And then I was told to go up cgain at
354 East Thirteenth Street to Mrs.
Varotta. At 12 midnight the samo day
I saw Mr. Varotta at home and I told
him to give me $500 and I will send
(Continucd on pttga four)
Stowaway Snake
Of Prohiijitioii a
Svengali. the largcst boa eonstrictor
ever captured in Hoboken and the
largest snake seen thereabouts since
prohibition, evinced not the slightest
ptrde yesterday in his uniquc attain
ments. He huddied his 12-foot length
in eoils in his new apartment in the
Bronx Zooiogica] Park, sunk his head
in the midst. of them and stared with
glassy disapproval al his surroundiugs.
In Svengali's tropical home the lazy,
good-natured boa folk don't go in fpr
stone.throwing, but neither do they
live in glass houses. Now that Svengali
found himself in a glass house for the
first time in his life he was in just
the mood to throw stones.
Things had gone wrong with him
ever since the big rains which broke
up the family, spoiled the hunting, and
diialiy set Svengali adrift in a watery
waste on an uprooted tree that dipped
disconcertingly in the wash of the
fiood just as a boa settled himself for
u much-needed nap.
After days and night3 of dreary,
damp and hungry driftin?, Svengali's
tree scraped oue night alone the platei
of the United Fruit steamship (.'oppe
name, which sweltered under the equa
tor with every port open, taking oii n
cargo pf bananas.
That night the Coppename took on
La Guardia
Enters Race
For Mayor
Aldermanic President to
Run as Independent;.
Will Withdraw Only in
Favor of Senator Calder
Tarnmany Hopes
For Party Split
Brooklyn Republicans in
Wrangle Over Distribut
ing of Federal Patronage
President F. 11. La Guardia of the
Board of Aldermen has decided to run
for Mayor on an independent ticket,
paying no attention to what the Re
publican leaders think of it.
His independent announcement will
be deferred until the early part of next
week in order that he may confer with
United States Senator Calder. In the
remote possibility that Senator Calder
should desire to bc the Republican and
Fusion candidate for Mayor, Major La
Guardia would not enter the race, but
would tell the Republican leaders he
would be. willing to stand for'reelec
La Guardia Plans Platform
Major La Guardia's platform, it is
understood, will includo planks for
home rule, a five cent fare on all tran?
sit lines, direct primarics and probably
a declaration for a liberal enforcement
of the Volstead law.
The Aldermanic President has been
adviscd by his friends in Tarnmany
Hall that if he would keep quiet for a
while hc might be nominated by Tarn?
many to suceeed himself. He i.s not
disposed to keep quiet, and. probablv
will attack Hylan and his heads of
Major La Guardia has a convfction
that the transit lines can be operated
on a five-'cent fare, and that the com?
panies can bo forced into acceptance
of a policy with a live-cont fare as its
dominating feature. It is understood
that Mr. La Guardia will attack the
Miller administration for violating the
spirit of home rule, for relaxing in any
degree en a five-cent fare policy, and
for passing a bill which in any degree
violates or weakens direct priiriaries.
His candidacy, in the judgment of
politicians, will eomplicate the situa?
tion and probably benelit Tarnmany and
Ilearst. by insuring the rcnomin'ation
of Hylan.
Charles F. Murphy some time ugo an?
nounced that Hylan would be renom
inated. and predicted his reitleetion.
The T.ainmany men believe that to
La Guardia would be drawn at lea<=t
three-fiftha from the Republican
strength, and for that rcason they will
rejoice as soon as they see the formal
announcement by the Major that he
has decided to go it alone for Mayor.
Calder May Not Enter Race
^ There is only h slight possibility that
benator Calder will aerioualy entertain
the idea of being a candidate for
Mayor. Since March 4 he has strength
ened his eordial relations with Presi?
dent Harding and has assured his
friends that the President will reco?
nize only himself in the distribution
ot Brooklyn Federal patronage.
The situation in Brooklyn has be
come so embarrassing for Elections
Commissioner Jacob A. Livingston, the
leader of the organization, that he
started for Washington yesterday to
hnd how he stands with the President
It is understood that he will present
the name of Asscmblvman Thomas A
McWh3<nney, of Nassau. vice-chairman
ot the Lockwood Committee. as the or
gaiuration candidate for Collector of
Internal Revenue. Senator Calder is
supporting the candidacv of John T
Rafferty, leader of his own Assembly
district, for this position.
Samuel S. Koenig, president of the
New )ork Republican County Commit?
tee, is in Washington. Koenig and
Livingston expect to be told by Sena?
tor Calder that he is not now and
never has been a receptive candidate
tor tho Republican nomination for
Former Senator William M. Bennett
ia preparmg a statement conceming his
candidacy f"or the Republican nomina?
tion for Mayor in the primaries. Mr
Bennett says that if he is beaten in
the Republican primaries he will abide
by the result and support the organi
zation candidate.
Black Gets Pulhnan Back j
MIAMf, Fla., June 3.?Return to
; H*".y St* Franeia Black, of New York !
of his private Pullman ear seized last ?
i March, when intoxicating liquor was i
; found aboard it by Federal and State '
ofheers, was to-day ordered by the trial ^
*?n? The Costs' ani0?nting to over^
: %L000, were assessed against tho'
county. !
; Black was acquitted when tried for i
violation of the prohibition laws.
Awakes in Land
nd Turns Sullen
something not down on its manifest
the same being twelve feet of discon
tented boa constrictor. Svengali made
the best of a bad job bv consuminij a
couple of dozen rats and draping him?
self as comfortably as might be be?
tween tne refrigerating inaulation and
the plates.
Still in ignorance of the sea-^oinjr
boa constrictor stowed awav below
deck, the skipper pf the Coppcr.ame
tied u*0 for reconditioning at the plant
of the W. & A. Fletcher Co. in
Hoboken. Employees of the drv dock
company. likewise blissfullv i?-norant
of the preaence of Svensair.'brgan rip
ptng out the refrigerating insulation
Svengah was rudely aroused from
his dreams of -swaying fronds and de?
licioua baby tapirs by the sudden and
compiete collapse of his bed. Probably
no more surprised boa constricto.- ever
tunabled out of bed onto the heads of
a dozen shipwrights. Certainlv no
shipwrighta ever made better tinlo out
of a dry dock then those upon whom
"svengah descended. '
They returned, however, to fmd
Svengali coinpletcly stunned by this
new mistortune and dumped him un
ceremoniously into a packing case,
which they nailed securely ami aent ,
to Bronx Park.
Inquiry on City Graft
Begins Probe of Hylan
Officials' Bank Books
EnrightLaughs at Meyer Request
For CostigaiVs Help in Inquiry
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
HORNELL, N. Y., June ?".?Police Commissioner Richard Enright
only laughed when asked to-night what he intended to do about the
request of the legislative investigating committee that Captain Daniel
E. Costigan be assigned to assist the committee in its inquiry into con?
ditions in New York.
"They want 'Honest Dan,' eh?" he said. "Well, I'm too far away
from home to talk about that. I'U take care of that matter when I get
back on the job."
Asked as to whether he would grant the committee's request, he
said: "I'm on a vacation now, and I can't tell anything about it until
I get back."
He said he might be away from New York for ten days, but he
rather fancied he would go back the first of next week.
Irish Inspector
And 5 Slain in
Rebel Ambusli
Crown Force of 17 Attacked
by 100 Sinn Feiners in
Mayo, Near Town Where
British Made Reprisah
Dublin Shell Plant Fired
| Four Constables Killed by
200 Tipperary Civilians;
| Wires Cu| in Liverpool
From The Tribv.ne's Eurovean Bureau
i Copyriaht. 1921, New York Tribune inc.
LONDON, June 3.?District Inspector
; Stevenson and five auxiliary Irish po
jlicemen were killed, and four constables
I seriously wounded, in a Sinn Fein am?
busli last night at Carrowkennedy, nine
miles from Westport, County Mayo. The
battle, lasting from 7 until 12 o'clock,
| was waged f uriously until the crown
j forces' ammunition gave out. The losses
j of the rebels were not learned.
Seventeen po]icemen, traveling in a
I motor car and two military lorries,
! were attacked by more than 100 Sinn
Feiners ensconced behind a fence on
j a country road winding down the
J Erfff River valley, between the Croagh
; Patrick and the Partry mountains,
j When the first blaze of rifle fire struck
I out from the roadside wall the police
j ieaped to the road and returned the
? bullets with machine guns and rifles,
A few took'to a nearby shclter. After
f.ve hours, with the crown forces short
of ammunition, the rebels closed in,
looting the automobiles of the reserve
supplies of cartridges in them and
then burning the cars.
Rescuers Too Late
One of the constables obtained a
bicycle and escaped from the scene,
riding into Westport to get reinforce
inents and physicians. Large numbers
of police were obtained, but too late
to save the beleaguered force in the
battle. These troops continued to
i scour the countryside to-day in an*ef
fort to run down the rebels".
ln quieter times the road on which
the ambush occurred is much fre
quented by tourists. Afttfi* a fatal am?
bush iri the same neighborhood a few
months ago the town of Westport was
shot up by the crown forces in re
prisal, and many houses were burned.
There have been no reprisals yet for
last night's attack, although there was
some shooting in the streets of West?
port to-day.
The Sin Fein campaign in England
flared up again last night. Telephone
wires about Liverpool were cut and an
attempt was made in Middlesbrough to
murder a policeman bv four men whose
baggage was found to contain a large
quantity of a high explosive.
Dl'BLIN, June 3 (By The Associated
Press).?The national shell factory,
which was cstablished during the war
for the manufacture of ammunition for
the British army, was set on fire at
6:30 o'clock this evening. Shortlv after
ward the building was blazing fiercely.
Full of Army Stores
The manafacture of shells on the
premises had been discontinued for
some time, but inside the building were
large q\iantities of military stores and
The factory adjoined the military
park, and the gate was strongly
guarded. Late to-night Dublin Castle
announced that the tire was under eon
While a cricket match was in prog
resTs on the Trinity College grounds
this evening six pistol shots were fired
tC&ntlnued on pase three)
Frightful Massaeres
Of Oreeks Reported
LONDON, June 3.?The Athens
jorrespondent of the Exchange
Telegraph says, under date of
Thursday, that it is reported from
Constantir.ople new and frightful
massaeres of Christians have oc?
curred. at Sahisun and Trebizond,
on the BlaCk Sea coast of Ar
menia. The streets are strewn
with the bodies of Greeks, he
Many shops in the two ciliea
have been ransacked, according to
the reports reaching Athens. An
American destroyer has arrived
at Samsun to protect the Amer?
icans there, it is added.
Mechanic Kills
Bus Co. Labor
Chief and Self
Shoots Frieud of 18 Years.
With Whom He Had Been
Xoking but Few Minutef
Before on Garage Floor
Grins and Fires Agrain
Sends Bullet After Man
Running for Police, Then
Puts One in Own Head
Michac! Pinnerty, head of the Fiftl
Avenue Couch Company Employmen
Bureau, waa shot and kiiled last nighl
by Patrick Fitzgerald, night foremar
of the company's garage on 102d Street
east of Fifth Avenue, who then kiliec
' himself with another bullet. The
. shooting took place in the garage aboui
Each of the men had been employcc
1 by the company for eighteen years
j Their friendship was close and nevei
j had been interrupted by any .misunder
standing for so much as a day, so fai
as their fellow employees knew.
Joking Together Before Shot
At 8:30 last 3:ight Finnerty anc
Fitzgerald were talking and laugh ing
with one of the other employees, whe
left them in a few minutes. Soon aftei
the two friends had been left to them
selves, Joseph Orann, a mechanic whe
stood not far away, was startled by a
loud report.
Looking around he saw Finnerty
staggering back from his friend clutch
ing his breast and heard him exclaim:
"Pat! What are you doing?"
Fitzgerald, snarling in a fixed grin
that exposed his teeth. took carefu!
aim with his revolver and tired again
crying: "FH show you what I'm
The second bullet struck Finnerty in
the right eye. The first had grazed
his heart and would have proved fatal
At the second shot Orann took tc
his heels, shouting: "I'll get a cop'"
Bullet Passes His Head
There was another report and a
bullet whizzed past his head as he ran
through the doorway. He was back
within two minutes with Sergeant
Kelleher and Patrolman Bauer, whom
he had found at Madison Avenue in a
police side-car motorcycle.
Another pistol shot sounded as they
turned into the garage and they found
I'itzgerald dead beside the man'he had
killed. He had shot himself in the
Finnerty was forty-two years old and
Iived with him wife at 1250 Fifty
fourth Street, Brooklyn. Fitzgerald,
who was not married, was forty-five
years old and lived at 519 West 178th
Confesses He Slew Girl
In Embrace of Rival
Saw "Red" When Another Was
About to Kiss Phone Opera*
tor, Says Suitor
Special DLavatch to The Tribune
PHILADELPHIA. June 3.--Lester
Newhall to-night* confessed to.the police
that he shot and killed Josephine How
ard, the pretty telephone operator, when
he saw James Sullivan, the University
of Pennsylvania student, who was es
eorting her home, attempt to kiss her.
; Newhallsaid that he lay in wait for the
Igirl after trailing her to a dance ha'l.
"When I saw another man about to
Ikiss the girl I.loved, 1 lost my mind,"
| Newhall exclaimed to Captain Soude'r.
i "I saw "red.' The next thing 1 knew the
revolver was in my hand and Josephine
I was failing to the sidewalk, dead. Then
i I ran. I got through the boiler house
| at Sixteenth and Cuthbert streets and
I then 1 walked around the central part
[of the city all night. The next night I
! took a train to Harrisburg and then
! went to Sunbury, walking back to Har?
risburg. 1 don't know why I did it, ex?
eept that I was crazy when I saw Jose?
phine in another man's arms."
Newhall's confession came at the end
of a severe examination.
He told how he had met the girl
earlier in the evening. He said they
had quarreied and that she had gone
away. He fol'owed her and saw her go
. into the dance hall. He loitered about
1 and shortly before 12 o'clock saw her
| come out with Sullivan, whom he had
never seen before.
l'Af SfSUt.?A'<1 v l.
Accounts of 50 Tanimany
Leaders To Be Seized;
Ree'ords of O'Mallev.
Market Chief, Taken
? u
Panic al Wigwam:
O'Brien Protests
Morris Bloch Pleads That
Papers of the Mayor
Be Granted Immunity
- ______
The legislative graft hunters yts
'? terday began a sweeping investiga
\ tion into the fmancial operations of
: Mayor Hylan, other members of the
| Tammany-controlled Board of Esti
j mate and various important figures
; in the Bearst-Hylan-Tammany ad
| ministration.
The committee expects to go thor
J oughly into the bank deposits of at
| least fifty members of the city ad
! ministration. Bank accounts of a
j number wiil be in the hands of the
committee within the next few days.
A few minutes before the doors of
the Broadway branch of theColumbia
Bank, Canal Street and Broadway,
were to ciose for the day process
j servers of the joint legislative graft
| investigating committee entered and
seized the bank accounts of Edwin J.
O'Malley, Commissioner of Public
Commissioner O'Malley, who. al?
though a resident of Queens County
is a protegc of Charles F. Murphy
leader of Tammany Hall, in discussing
the seizure of the books reveahng
some of his fmancial dealings, said:
"I was notined by officials of the
bank that my account had been sub
par.aed. I told them to withhold
notlung, for there is nothing I'm
afraid of.''
' Dismis8ed in 1919
This ia not the lirst time O'Malle?
hat been under fire. In October, mri
the Kev. Jonathan C. Day. a Pre<-by
tenan minister, then Commission-r of
Markets. dismissed O'Malley, who was
His *irst Deputy Commissioner. Com
n'^tS1nner Day did not 3ike ^e wav
U Malley was handling the sale of the
I anny food supplies allotted to th's
1 v ?}';? 0'MalleV and another deputv.
VviLiam \\. Smith, kept the proceeds
03- the sale. which ran into the hur
areds of thousands of dollars, in the*
own name in several banks in Manhat?
tan and Brooklyn. This, thev ev
plamed at the time. they were' com
pelled to do because the monevs could
not bc deposited in the name of the
city. Shortly after O'Mallev was di'?~
missed Commissioner Day" dismissed
I bmith. ,
This was more thr.n Mayor Hylan
could endure. and within twentv-four
| hours aiter Smith had been dismissed
ne removed Commissioner Day. Dav
! was no sooner out than Mayor Hvlan
; appointed O'Malley his succp?sor "and
! instructed him to reappoint Smith.
La Cuardia Asked Inquiry
j After Day's removal F. H. La
| Guardia. President of the Board of
j Aldermen, one of the two Republican
| members of the Board of Estimate de
i manded that there be an investigation
, of the charges made against O'Mallev
! by Day. The Mayor's friend, Commis
; sioner of Accounts Hirschtield, said the
papers and documents which Day said
: would prove his charge had disap
i peared and the investigation ended in
i a hzzle.
The news of the new turn the in
i vestigation had taken threw Tammanv
? Hall into a panicky state. The spoke*
| man of Tammany Hall on the commir
, tee, Assemblyman Morris Bloch pre
j tested against the seizure of the" bank
j Accounts. objecting especially to thn
j probe into Mayor Hylan's fmancial op
? erations.
"Mayor Hylan by virtue of his posi
! tion is entitled to certain considtra
I tion, whicii the committee ha<* failed to
show him, ' said Bloch. "If the com?
mittee wants the Mavor's bank ac?
counts they would call him publicly to
the stand and. ask him about them.''
Bloch Appeals to Meyer
Bloch, after making this protest to
the newspaper men, cailed at the office
oi the legislative graft hunters and
| made the same protest to Senator
.Schuyler M." Meyer, chairman of the
: committee.
The quest of the fmancial account'*
I of prominent members of the Hearst
; Hylan-Tammany administration was
, begun. sysu-matically two weeks ago,
! when a blanket subpeena 'was served
! Up?n Comptrolier Craig calling upon
: him to produce al! the pay vouchers of
| Mayor Hylan and his associates in the
: city administration for the months of
! Kcbruary and AUieh. When these were
: returned to tne legidative graft inves
. tigating committee the stamps and can
: cellations on the checks revealed some
af tlie depositories used by Mayor Hv
lan and his cabioet and ieaser officials.
I There was talk last night of a second
blanket subpeena being served on all
the banks of the city calling upon them
to produce the accounts of all city offi?
The graft investigators, through
their chairman, Senator Meyer, yester?
day made fornial request of Police Com?
missioner Lnright to assign "Honest
Dan" Costigsn, former head of the,
I Vice Squad, who was demoted by En
j right, to aid them in their in'.estigation
! of graft conditions.
Letter Requesting "Dan"
The request wa? embodied in the fol
jlowing letter to the Commissioner:
"Dear Sir: The New York State
Jomt Legislative Committee to inves
j tigate the afTairs of the City of New
jYork. under the authority conferred by
|tb? Legislature 'to have the assistance
;and cooperation of officers and employ
ees of the City of New York,' requests
?you to arsign Captain Dani^i E. Costi
, gan to assist the committee in its work.
j "I need not point out. I am bure,
that this is a matter of great urgeacy

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