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U. S. Poloists
Iii 11-4 Game
Alilburn Forgets Ailing
Back in Helping to Pile
Up Highest Total Made
in International Match
"Wild West" Riding
George V and Alfonso
See Contest, in Which
Losers Had No Chance
By Arthur S. Draper
Special CabU (o Tha Tribune
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HUKLINGHAM P0L0 FVELD, LON?
DON, June IS.?The American polo
team defeated the British quartet, 11
to 4. to-day in the first match for the
international trophy. Devereux Mil-1
burn's brilliant four played such n won
___f_l game that the English title de- !
fenders will have to impro\*e mightily
.efore Wednesday if they prevent tho
eup from leaving these shores. >
Two Kings, one former and one fu-;
ture monarch and 10,000 spectators, j
including most of the nobility of Eng- ]
land, saw the game, in which the Amer?
icans piled up the highest score that
has been made in any international
oiatch since the trophy series was
_tar*?d, thirty years ago.
Although under the care of a physi
eian until almcst the moment that h?
mountcd his pony, Miiburn never
played so brilliantly. Eiding like a
ecntaur. hitting like a fiend, dingnosing
j'lcys with uncanny quickness, he was
easily the star of the day, and, despite
his forty years, he showed the field i
that he is still easily the finest back in
The American captain increased the j
confider.ee of lm cmipatriots that th?
eup will be won from England, for he ;
improved as the game advaneed, and in ',
the final chukker he was a perfecti
M_j.r X. V. Lockett's team was so i
Completelj outplayed that it appeared !
on tho fteld even worse than the score !
Would indicate. Two of the four points |
seored hy the British were made out
o: p.'raity shots.
J. V,--.!son Webb, No. ?. cf the Ameri- l
aan team, who is unusual in that he :
ijyjnga his mallet with his left hand,
**as the second scar on the field. He :
had six g->ala to his credit, and what is
almost as imp >rtant, he saved the game
?pan*, times when Lieutenant Colonel
lemkin&ou, the British forward, pep
pcred the American goal.
Louis Stoddard, of the American
tcfiin, h.t beai'tifully from short range
Whne Thomas C. Hitchcock, who was
' his first international match,
rilmost equaled his captain in lon
' tolonel Tomkinson and Lord Wode
fconsi were the best of the English four
T a real flush from tho fourth
? to the end. Neither Major
, nor Major Lockett got well
l and toward the close of the :
j .--vholc play became sadly ;
re was a wonderful setting; for!
portmg spectacle. Lone boforl'
-rl ? I ?? crowd beeanln !
" the Kin? oflpan
.; . ' $?? "? W"** broke
sidVs n ' v' "?' :: " : - both :
"ngfield and from the
?n the hard evels 0f the skat- !
rf_.__,!._5*in .as -_e? known here a.
Royalty Intenuely Tnterested
n, J.; '5rf.the arrival of King GcorreV
gneea Mary and Princess ^Royal Vil-'
Stok n,y. ?fen carriages apneaVed
AlfonsoT and\ fL**, Falea J0,ncd Kin'
ri?J, j convertation with the Fn<
'^American players. ffttfK
?St intei-B?fr *;, raicr'ea- \'tn the keen
" gr-ates^pCrl^"18 ?f the
h fomS !"? -HVOr of Earl "opping if
rviees^fUtJ? ?n?t_b<5 deprived of
>' ices ot their star
,., ??naa the royal party was seat-i
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(.onMrjed on pa.e ??v<nroan)
Nails and Needlcs Pay
Envoy^Vay jn Ilnssia
?,?'io Relwmfng From PekinJ
* Special Car Lo^led Wilh
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"e").-CharIea B. Crane, tctirine
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di!-:'"Jn^il!'' Cra?? dM ^t receive!
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Cvn^vthe. Soviet pfflciais
?'??>?>'-, ,,<rH'dlic?hl? Journey. When he
evoi ?' ?' , ?n h?rad*y ho expected
vfiE* ???$* bc ?rr^-<"i when he
?S.fnied?liby ('!l',t''li'1 Walter S. j
^Maie. miHtery attachd at the le
gr;.; n i',:'- Albert B. Ruddock, first I
ry. Wjj] hav. eharge of the l?.
I Peflding the arrival of Dr. :
[ ^Gould Schurman, the newj
League Amazed to Hear Danzig
Is Making 10,000 Guns for Mexieo
GENEVA, June 18 (By Tho Associated Press).?Announcement
that ten thousand gun barrels are being made by an arms factory in the
Free City of Danzig for Mexieo caused a mild sensation at the meeting
of the Council of the league of Nations to-day. M. Hanotaux, the
French repreaentative, expressed in sharp terms his surprise that a
municipality under the protection of the League of Nations was making
Herr Sahm, President of the Free City, explained that the order
had been reeeived last October before the constitution of the city was
adopted. He said it was difficult to change the factory immediately
for the manut'acture of other articles.
The Council passed over the question to consider other prohlems
relating to Danzig without announcing its decision. These questions
took up almost the entire day.
Allies Agree on
Measure to End
Constaiitine Will Be Urged
to Abandon Drive and Let
Commission of Powers
Settle Anatolia Dispute
Ottomac Victory Feared
Italy Asked to Outline Its
Position on the Decision
of Cnrzon and Briand
Special Cable to Thc Tribune
Copyritfht, 1921. New York Tribune Inc.
PARIS, June 18.?-Full Franco-British
accord on the necessity of immediate
joint action, with the aid of Italy, to
prevent, if possible, a clash between
the Greeks and Turks in Anatolia, was
the first fruit of the conference to-day
between Premier Briand and the Mar
quis of Curzon, British Foreign Minis?
Count Bonin-Longare, Italian Ambas?
sador to Paris, who war, called in at
the afternoon meeting, telegraphed to
Rome to-night to ascertain his govern
ment's position cn joining thc Allies in
their decision. His telegram pointed
out the belief in Allied circles that
the prejectcd Greek offensive could not
possibly bring definite resu:ts and could
only involve Greece in an unending
Will Submit Plan to Groece
Lord Curzon and Premier Briand had
already agreed, even in thc event of
non-concurrence in the decision by j
Italy, to inquire of King Constantine !
whethei' he would place the territorial
disputes ir Asia Minor in Allied hands.
Their mes?age will suggest that if the
Greeks agree an international commis?
sion will be appointed, in accordance
with the decisions of the London con?
ference, to make the fullest investi?
gation of the nationality of Thrace and
Smyrna and render a decision.
On the other hand, the Greeks will
be reminded that victory for them
would be most uncertain, even if they
were militarily successful, and that it
would be utterly impossible i'or Greece
to occupy all of Asia Minor or even
that part of it which is under the con?
trol of Mustapha Kemal Pasha. The
Allied communication will point out
these reasons for the impossibility of
Greek victory: The topography of the
^ountry requires short advances and
long: com3nunicatiori lines. The Turkish
population, being of the poorest qual?
ity, would welcome guerrilla warfare
and if the Greeks forced it on them
they wcv.ld soon make it their busi?
ness:1 and although the Russian Bol
sheviki have not yet aided the Turk?
ish Nationalists it is entirely nossi
ble that they will if Minister of War
Trotzky sces an opportunity opening
up in the Turkish war theater to strike,
not only at Greece, hut at all the oc
cidentnl powers, particularly Franee.
Allies Hope to Avoid Bloodshod
Lord Cni-zon proposed Allied inter
vention, and Premier Briand expressed
complete agreement. It was decided
that if Constantine was adamant in his
rletcrmination to wage war on the
Turks certain other steps would be
iaken, but the nature of these was not
disclosed. The Allies desire, if possi?
ble, to avoid bloodshcd, but they fear
?hat Constantine, who clings to a snili
tnristic policy as the only hope for
V.ecpinjf his re^ained crow'n, will not
be wil'ing to listen to the terms of
isioderation urged by the Allies.
General Townshond, of Kut-el-Amara
fanie, who is perhaps the only leading
British statesman who is. pro-Turk in
the prosent d'spute, has started for
Constantinople to present the Allied
point of view to King Constantine.
Franklin Bouillon, representing Franee'
is already in Anatolia.
The Allied leaiiers point out the dan?
ger of a Turkish victory, which would
not only restore the prestige of the
Otto3nan Empire but would also stir up
a dai^gerous pan-Islamic movement.
(Contlnui't1 on page tnree)
Boy in Niagara Whirlpool
Wins Hour Fight for Life
Hauled to Safety by Com pan- j
ions After CJeavinj; to Log
Tliat Drifted lo Him
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., June 18. ~
Edward Denny, sixteen years old, was
rescued from the N'iagara whirlpool to?
day after hc had been in the water
for nearly an hour.
The boy, with a dozen co3npanions,
was swiimning frorn the original Maid
of the Mist landing on tho American
siue above the rapids when he was
carried out into mid-stream and was
in the grip of i/v swift current before
he real.zed hia ^Hght. His coinpanions
swam out as far as thev dared, but
wef? unable to reach Denny. Thev
shouted to him to stop struggling and
cling to a piece of driftwood.
The boy managed to catch a floating
loj? and with it was hurled through
the ftrat of the lower rapids and into
the whirlpool. Here he was swept
around in the big outer eddy for half
iin hour. Some of the other boys found
a long rope and threw it across the
path of the log. Denny caught it and
\vas hauled ashore, badly frightened,
but otherwise uninjured.
The police and fire departments were
called to the scene to aid in the rscue,
but when they arrived all thev found
was young Dennv lying on the bank !
rocupeiating. llia companions had i
To Join Strike
Committee Attempts to Call
a General Walk-Qni of
All Unions That Are En?
gaged in Wage Disputes
Government Subsidy of Ten
Million Pounds Will
Be With drawn To-day
From The Tribune's European Bureau
Copyritrht, 1921, New Yorlt Tribune Inc.
LONDON, June 18.?After the vote
of the coal miners in favor of continu
ing the strike was promulgated to-day
the executive comsnittee of the miners'
union attempted to call a general strike
j of all unions now engaged in wage dis
lpul.es. Should this etTort at joint ac?
tion be successful five million workers
would be affected, but conccrted action
I on their parts is regarded as unlikely.
Meanwhilc, despite the decision of
the majority of the miners to rcmai3?
on strike, men in many districts, in?
cluding Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire,
I Warwickshire, North Wales, Midloth
I ian and StalTordshire, are returning to
Th,? decision of the miners to re
i main out was announced this morning
to Premier Lloyd George, who forth
with replied that the government sub
l sidy of ?10,000,000 offered to ease wage.
! reductions would be withdrawn t^
morrow night. Without this aid wage
cuts would be much more drastic and
if it is withdrawn there seems little
likeliliood of the miners and owners
reachipg an agreement.
After the Premier's letter was re
cfcived the miners announced they were
inyiting other unions to meet with them
with the object of taking national ac?
tion to enforce their demands in the
LONDQN, June 18 (By The Associ
ated Press).?The members of the
miners' executive costimittee left I'or
their respective districts to-day after
their meeting had adjourned indefin
itely. The ccnunittee will not reas
semble, it was stated, until develop
ments arise or the members are called
togethcr by their officials.
Many thousands of miners who did
not participate in the balloting, as well
as others who voted in fnvor of ac?
ceptance, are preparing to resume work
Monday in response to notices posted
at several pitheads announcing that
the works would open Sunday "night,
according to advices from mining cen?
In Warwickshire two collieries al?
ready are working, while in the north?
ern nortion of the Nottinghamshire
district and in the. Midlothian district
the snen are declared to be preparing
to resume work.
Sew Up Daring Suits
jArmed Witb Pins, Needles and
Thread, Censors Limit the
Display of Cliarms
CHICAGO, June 18.?Seamstresses
with pins, needles, thread and other
paraphernalia of the ladies' tailor were
I stationcd at Chicago beaches to-day to
I censor the bathing suits worn by
| women and sew in those wearers who
violated prohibitions against the dis
t p^ay of legs and shoulders, which were
i made effective this year.
Last year the style of costumes worn
| at the beaches was left almost entire
ly to the conscience of the wearer, it
| was explained.
Hundreds of women who appeared
to-day in last year's "conscience"
suits kept the beach tailoress-consors
Budapest Expects Return
Of Charles on Aug. 20
Newspapers Say Swiss Have
Been Notified He Still Is
VIENNA, Juno 17 (By The Associated i
Press).?Rumors recently in circula- ?
t!on here to the effect that former Em- '
peror Charles intends to return to Hun- I
gary now are published by several
newspapers, which fix the date of his I
arrival in Budapest as August 20.
According to the Tiroler"Anzeiger of
Innsbruek, the Hungarian Premier
Count Bethlen, recently informed the
Swiss government that Hungary re
garded Charles as its legitimifte ruler i
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Former Chorus Beauty
Declared To Be Angry
at Broker Over Charges
Involving Other Women
Renewal of Search
For Her Ordered
"Clara," Sought in Case,
Believed to Have Re
turned to New York
an's association with the case was in
The report that Florence Lawlor
Leeds hns broken with James A. Still
jman, while not definitely confirmed, was
jreeeived with considerable credence
I yesterday by those intimately connected
with the case. The announcement
! came ns no surprise to those persons.
It has been expected for somo time
past, as the former chorus girl is said
to have been greatly chagrined over the
charges brought by counsel for tbe
defense to the effect that Mr. Stillman
was paying attention to other women.
The breaking point is believed to havo
come when a well known society wom
This development will probably mean
that Mrs. Stillman, James A. Stillman, i
I Florence Lawlor Leeds and Baby Guy j
j will all face ench other in court at the j
| resumed hearings.
Search for Mrs. Leeds Resumed
The report was reeeived with jubila-l
1 tion by Mrs. Anne Urquhart Stillman i
'and her counsel. Already they are hot!
on the trail of Mrs. Leeds. Every ef?
fort will be made to have her testify
?against Mr. Stillman. As soon as she
1 was informed of the alleged break Mrs.
' Stillman oidered resumption ol tno
; search for the missinjx woman. ln pre
: vious efforts to find her Mrs. Stillman
1 spent over $8,000 of her own money,
jbut was never able to get any clue ae
to her whereabouts. She has again re
tained a number of private detectives
. to trail Mrs. Leeds.
"Clara," the woman named in the ]
i second amended answer of Mrs. Still-J
i man, is said to have returned to i
York. She was last he^rd of when she left l
'West Forty-ninth Street. At that tfmo
she reported that she was Dound for I
Minnesota. It is known that she has
! toured the Middle West since then and j
j is said to havo returned here yesterday
and to be lodged somewhere in her old'
jhaunts in the Fortios under the as-]
sumed name of "Clara Benediet."
She is alleged to be ,t beautiful!
! blov.de ot Scandinavian descent. Sh
| has been known under several namea
j and "Benediet" is the mo3t recent to
] be aclded to the list, it is said.
To-morrow the defense begins to
j prepare for the fight which will fol?
low the eompletion of the presentation
| of Mr. Stillman's case. It is expected
j that all, the testimony against Mrs.
Stillman will have been furnished
within the first two days of the re
sumed hearings. They are expected
| to last frcn> June 28 to 30. It is con
| fidently expected by the defense that
i Hllgh L. Russell's testimony about Mrs.
j Stillman's alleged confession to him
| of Guy's paternity will be stricken
j frosn the reeords.
j Defense to Cal! Fifty AVitnesses
The defense will call at least fifty
I witnesses. For the mobllization of the
I material with which they intend to at
! tack Mr. Stillman they will hold con
! fer'encec in John F. Brennan's office in
| Yonkers and elsewhere. They will be
! attended by John E. Mack and Abel I.
| Smith. Particular preparation will be
i made for the cross-examination of the
It will be searching and indications
i are that it will not be particularly
pleasant. His entire life will be gone
i oyei\ His business ag well as his so?
cial connections will bo scrutinized.
Counsel for the defense expect to
i prove some of their points through tho
| evidence of his bank accounts.
i Mrs. Stillman has gone from Pough
i keepsie to Princcton for the week-end,
j where she will attend the graduation
! of Harold Fowler MeCormick on Mon
! day. Ile is "Buddie's" closest friend
and her big son will go along with her
| She will return to Poughkeepsie be
; fore the resumption of the hearings
I nnd will stay at the home of Mr. Mack.
i At no place where she has been since
j the divorce. suit became public prop?
erty has she had such seclusion as
'? at the home of baby Guy's guardian.
\ She is outdoors most of thr> time and
is away from the gaze of the curious,
j which mortified her keenly when she
stayed at Laurel-in-the-Pines, Lake
| wood. Guy and Alxander, who are in
: Canada with their nurse, are likaly to
! be brought down before the next hear
: ings open, as it is altogcther likely that
the thirty-months old baby, who ls co
defendant in the suit, will be called
upon to face the man who renounces
Prineess's Engagement Denicd
WASHINGTON, June 18.?Rumors of
the engagement of Prince Regent Alex?
ander of Serbia to Princess Mary of
England are denicd in an otficial dis?
patch reeeived to-day from Belgrade
by the Serbian legation here.
Blunder Into Brooklyn
House After Gunman
and Blaze Away, Killing
Innocent Italian Wife
Husband Beaten as
He Goes to
Bullet Just Misses Woman
and 3 Children in Bed
in Apartment Below
An innocent woman was shot and
her husband, who was also blameless,
was beaten with blackjacks early yes?
terday morning by police of the 79th
Precinct, Brooklyn, who say they were
hunting for an Italian gunman. The
dead wosnnn had two little children.
The woman, Mrs. Pasquale Ric
cardello, 570 President Street, was
shot through an eye by a .38 caliber
bullet, dying almost instantly. Only
after lengthy inquiry did the aut'nori
ties nrrivo at any conclusion concern?
ing which of a half dozen policemen in?
volved fired the fatal shot. A police
version of'the afTair indicated that it
might have been fired by Patrolman
Joseph Calcatcrra. Assistant District
Attorney Nicholas Salvaggi, of Kings
County, after investigation, placed the
responsibility upon Detective John
According to Mr. Salvaggi, Cooley
was the only one of the police con?
cerned who carried a .33 caliber revol?
ver. Cooley denies that he shot the
woman. An ompty cartridge was
found in his pocket, but he said that
he always carried this as a "keepsake."
Hc has not been suspended and thein?
vestigation will be continued further.
That others in the house were not
killed or injured by the flying bullets
is deemed a miracle by the tenants.
Mrs. Susie Fuseo, who lives on the
first floor, was in bed with her three
children, Congeita, six; Genevieve,
live, and Annie, eighteen months, when
a bullet burst through the wall six
inches above the bed and showered
the blanket with plaster.
Brutality Is Charged
Grave accusations are made against
the police by the inhabitants of the
block in which the shooting occurred.
They declare it was thc first time the
peace of the neighbofhood had been
disturbed in twenty-one years and as
sail the brutality of the* officers, who
they say mistook' Rfccardello for the
real culprit and beat him in the pres
ence of seores of witnesses.
Vigorous denial of the brutality
charges is made by thc men in uni
form who were on tho scene, and the
case has narrowed down to a question
of veracity between the two part'es.
Patrolmen J. Cooley and Thomas
Conley, doing plain clothes duty and
attached to the station at Bergen
Street and Sixth Avenue, entered a
saloon in ihe vicinity of President
Street and Fifth Avenue shortly before
11 o'clock Friday night to search for
violators of the Volstead act.
As they were about to leave, Con?
ley says, the proprietor informed them
that there was an opportunity to make
a good catch. Ke then told them that
a young,, girl, Lillian Gambelli, thir
teen, had, been struck by an Ital?
ian named Arco Jolio; that the
girl's mother had upbraided him
i'or the action and thnt her son Michael
had whipped Jolio for the insult to his
sister. Jolio, it was declared, com
municated the affair to his brother-in
law, Rafael Cino. and the latter had
determined to avenge the wrong done
by waylaying Michael. He was wait?
ing, it was said, in the hallway of 507
Says They Were Fired On
"Cooley and I," said Conley at the
station house yesterday afternoon,
"started at once for the tenement.
which is a three-story building. O33'
entering thc dark hallway we made our
way to the stairway and started up.
Just as we reached the second floor
landing a man, whom we believe to be
Cino. opened fire on us and emptied
six shots in our direction. One of the
bullets grazed the right elbow of my
coat, leaving a mark."
Conley showed the trace of a bullet
on his coat.
"Cooley and I scattered at once and
started downstairs for assistance, firing
four shots as we left. We sent for the
reserves, and about fifteen officers re
sponded. Cooley then went 5ip with
some of the officers and I remained
downstairs with four witnesses, whom
I had placed under arrest. I heard
no shots fired after that. When the
police got up to the top floor they
found the body of the woman. I think
Cino must'have seen her when she
opened the door to come in the hall
and shot her.
"We fired four shots, that's all. I
have been up since 4 a. m. and I must
gei some sleep."
That is Conley's version of the af?
fair. Sergeant Daniel Foley said:
"I was sumsnoned to the President
(C0ntlhur.1l 6n page seven)
an Who Took BergdoITs Place
Biecl a Hero in tlie Argonne
PHILADELPHIA. June 18.?The man
who took Grover Clevcland Berirdoll's
place when the convicted draft. evader,
noAV a fugitive in Germany, failed to
ansAver the call, died a hero in the Ar
gonne Forest after being cited by the
commanding general of his brigade for
bravcry in action in ono of the most
noteworthy battles of tho World War.
Ile was Russell C. Gross, of this city,
a private in Company E, 328th Infantry,
who was killed by bullets from a ma?
chine gun nest which later was cap
tured by Company G of the same regi
m >nt. hnaded by Corporal Alvin C.
Yorke, of Tennessee.
i'i is was revoaied to-night by the
Overbrooks Post of the Americnn Legion
after a search ing investigation. The
post announced it would change. its
name to that of the fallen hero and, in
associatton with a committee of citi
r.ons from the district covered by Local
Draft Board No. 32, proposed to erect
a memorial to Gross, "who was forced
into service ahead of his turn by the
Gross, who was twenty-three years
old, was the first man called by thfl
draft bo':rd after Bergdoll fniled to re
spond. Ile went overseas with his com
mand, a part of the fc'Jd Division, on
May 1, 1013. The citation by Brigadier
General Lindsey shows he was killed on
| October 24 of the same year in the
"Private Gross," the citation said,
"displayed great heroism and self-sac
i ritice in advancing with his automatic
i rifle team on the right flank of the
company against an enemy machine gun
I nest, Private Gross, uyterly disregard
: ing his personal safety, pushed forward
! until he was killed by an enemy ma?
chine gun bullet. His oxample of un
selnshocss was an inspiration to the
other mep of his platocn:"
The body of Gross. Avhich was buried
in France, is expected to be brought to
thia country. His parents requested
this, and a letter from the War De
partmsnt this week indicated they
might expect it within a month.
Craig Says City Agreed
J 00*000 Bevoiid Value
Graft Hunters Expeeted to
Grill Police Chief To
morrow on Gambling
in City HalPs Shadow
It was reported yesterday that when
Pclice Commissioner Richard E. En?
right appear3 before the joint legisla?
tive graft investigating committee to
morrow he 'will be questioned concern?
ing the failure of his subordinates to
produce records called for in sub
pcenas and also v/hy he has not had
his police close up the pool rooms
where betting on the races and other
forms of gambling are carried on.
These pool rooms, it is charged,
fiourish all over the town. There are
said to be five running openly within
a stone's throw of the Brooklyn
Bridge. Two of them are believed to
be on Pearl Street. The other three
are on Park Row, it is said. Handbook
j men are operating in saloons where
j the police A'isit to see if liquor is be
| ing sold, it is cnarged.
Those familiar \Vith gambling and
I other forms of organized lawbreaking
I said yesterday that it would be impos
> sible for the handbook men and the
I pool rooms to continue without paying
\ for protection.
Organized Tribute System
In the investigation conducted by
! The Tribune, which led to the indict
i ment last winter of several policcmen
j and officials, it was shown that there
I was an organized system of levying
? tribute on burglary insurance com
\ panies and automobile owners, as well
| a? a systematic scheme of cxplciting
! employers of labor during striV.es.
Since tne announcement Avas made
; at the headquartei*3 of 'he legislative
! committee on Friday that there would
j be no more pussyfooting with the
i Hearst-IIylan-Tammany administration,
; belief has been current that Enright
1 would be subjected to a severe grill
\ ing by Elon R. Brown, counsel to the
. committee, and by its chairman, Sena
I tor Schuyler M. Meyer.
Yesterday Mr. Brown announced that
: the Appellate Division, acting on his
i petition as a taxpayer, had agreed to
I reconvene next Wednesday to hear the
j committee's appeal in the Leach con
; tempt case, which was dismissed by Su?
preme Court Justice Whitaker. In his
! opinion Justice Whitaker held that
I Deputy Police Commissiner Leach, who
: had refused to be sAVorn before a sxib
committee of one, had acted within his
j rights, nnd that the committee should
I have followed legislative custom, as is
| prescribed in Section lil of the legisla
i tive act, and appointed sub-committees
: of three.
Committee Special One
The appeal from Justice Whitaker's
! decision will be based on the ground
i that the investigating committee, being
I a special committee and not a standing
! committee, is not controlled by the sec?
tion of the law cited by Justice Whit
The announcement that Brown had
? prtitioned the court had been kept dark.
| When Justice Whitaker's decision was
; handed down a week ago Senator Meyer
announced that ho would appeal at once
i to Governor Miller to reconvene the
j Appellate Division, which Avas in recess
; for the summer. Since then Senator
j Meyer has learned that any taxpayer
: could request the Appellate Division to
I hear an appeal in an emergency.
It is expected that the court will
I make known its decision the week fol
i lowing, when it reconvenes to hear
| originai motions.
Indian Veterans Barred
From State War Bonus
Newton Finds They Claasify as
Aliens, Whatever Their Ser?
vice, if From Reservations
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
ALBANY, June 18.?lndians of New
[ York State who fought in the World
! War will not be entitled to the state
; bonus if they are residents pf any one
j of the state Indian reservations, ac
i cording to a ruling handed down by
| Attorney General Charles D. Newton
Fand announced to-day by Adjutant
General J. Leslie Kincaid.
The ruiing holds that reservation ln?
dians are not citizens of the state and
' as such have no standing, even thoue;n
' they be veterans Hvitb distinguished
service to their credit, as far as the
bonus is concerned, Attorney General
Newton Avas forced to reach this deci
| sion, as the status of the Indian is vir
tually that of an alien in his native
Bicyclist Flies Plane
Driven by Footpower
PARIS, June 18.?Succcssful
fiight in an airplane operated by
foot Avas unofiicially credited to?
day to Gabriel Poulain, the noted
French cyclist. The feat was ac
complished in official tcsts for the
Peugeot prize of 10,000 francs to
the first person to succeed in leav?
ing the ground and fly ing ten
meters with only human power.
Poulain is reported to have re
oeatedly fulfilled the requirements
for the award.
State Loses $7,700 on
Eighteen Whisky Cases
The extraordinary term of thc
Supreme Court appointed by Gov?
ernor Miller to deal exclusively
with persons accused of violating
the Mullan-Gage law, has been
in session ten days. It has cost
approximately $8,500 to maintain
the court for that period. The
court has collected $800 in fines.
Eighteen cases have been dis
posed oi*. Twelve were tried by
juries. Five pleaded guilty and
one defendant was dismissed on
the recommendation of Assistant
District Attorney Pecora. Of the
eleven defendants who pler.ded
guilty or were found guilty, six
reeeived suspended sentences, one
was fined $400, another $200, an?
other $100 and two were fined
Volstead Makes Another
Fight for Immediate Ac?
tion on Legislation to
Amend Palmer Decision
Opposed by Dinwiddie
Former Anli - Saloon Man
Plans 'Honsecleaning' of
Dry Enforeement Laws
From Tha Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Ju*ie IS.?Another
attempt to-day by Chairman Volstead
of the House Committee on Judiciary
1 and other drys to dear the way for
consideration of the supplesnental pro
j hibition bill was marked by the first
| open split between the dry forces.
This was Mr. Volstead's second ap
I pearance before the Rules Committee
j of the House in an effort to obtain a
I special rule for his bill, which would
i give it precedenfee on the executive
i program. Any chance he may have had
; for success to-day was prevented by
J the serious differences that broke out
j between his faction, which includes the
Anti-Saloon League, and another dry
I element headed by Dr. E. C. Dinwid
I die, former chairman of the executive
i committee of the Anti-Saloon League
| and now representative of a number of
I other tesnperance organizations.
The first attempt to obtain the spe
! cial rule for the Volstead measure,
| which would prevent the use of beer
i and wine for medicine under the Palmer
| ruling, was flatly rejected by the Rules
! Committee more than a week ago on
j the ground that it carried legislation
j more drastic than its purpose indi
I cated. Mr. Volstead argued that his is
] an emergency measure to offset the
j Palmer ruling, but the committee re?
fused him because of several "riders"
j in the bill, which, it was glaimed, would
I cripple some American industries.
' It was believed that after this action
by the Rules Committee the drys would
return with the objectionable parts di
vorced from the emergency sections of
the bill, but when Mr. Volstead reap
peared to-day he again- urged the oriir
Attacked by Campbell
This brought a renewed cross-fire of
hostile criticism and questions from
Chairman Campbell and members of the
committee, which was taken up by Dr.
Dinwiddie and other dry witnesses.
All factions were united in agreeing
that Congress should take immediate
steps to prevent the use of beer, but
the drys behind Dr. Dinwiddie claimed
the other prohibition features should
be withheld and placed in other legis?
Dr. Dinwiddie also virtually gave
notice of what 13 going to be an or?
ganized campaign to etfect a complete
(Continued on p?0? three)
Hardings Off on Yacht
For a Week-End Cruise
Party laelnding Herriek, Knox,
Cunimins and Longworths
(iuests on the Mayflowcr
WASHINGTON, June 18.-President
and Mrs. Harding: left here late to-day
aboard the yacht Mayflower for a
week-end cruise on the Potomac, in
company with several guests.
The party is not expected to land
at any point, and will return Monday
morning. It included Myron T. Her?
riek, newly appointed Ambassador to
Franee; Under Secretary of State and
Mrs. Henry P. Fletcher, Senator and
Mrs. New, Senator Cunimins. Senator
Knox, Representative and Mrs. Lonij
worth and General Sawyer, the Presi?
dent's personal physician.
Lpon arriving at the navy yard,
where the Mayfiower was docked, the
President was given the customarv sa?
lute of twenty-one guns and another
as the ya#ht started down the bay.
The President was not long in niak
ing himself comfortable aboard ship for
relaxation from the cares of state.
His straw hat was quickly replaced by
a cap and, settiing himself in a steamer
chair as the ship parted from its moor
mgs he turned his attention to an
A wireless message from the May?
flower at 7:30 o'clock this ev?ning
when the yacht was off Indian Head'
"Fine weather. All well."
Failure of Hylan Aids to
Present Proper Facts
in Condem nation Case
Assailed by Comptroller
$170,000 Too High,
Court, However, Not In?
formed of Facts. Made
Award for $230,750
Comptroller Charles L. Craig re
newed his attack upon the Hylan ad
ministration's financial transactions
| yesterday, and in a letter to the
| Sinking Fund Commission charged
j that by an award for the purchase
j of the New York and East River
i Company's property the city would
j be forced to pay more than $100,000
! above its actual worth.
The operation of the ferry, which
plied between East Ninetieth Street
and Astoria, Queens, was permanently
abandoned by the company December
20, 1920. The city already owns the
ferry slip formerly used by the com?
pany on the Manhattan side of the
East River, and the property in ques?
tion is located in Astoria. The city
brought condemnation proceedings to
acquire the property.
The award recently made in the Su?
preme Court, Brooklyn, before Justiee
Kapper, allowed the ferry company
$230,750 for thc real estate and build?
ings at Astoria. The Board of Esti
mate had appropriated $45,000 for the
purchase of three ferryboats. Accord-.
ing to the reeords of the Board of Esti
mate, quoted by the Comptroller, the
company offered to sell both the ferry
terminal and the ferryboats for $227.
000 in August, 1920, and the proposal
was rejected by the city.
Opposed $170,000 Valuation
The Comptroller charges that in 191v,
after the ferry had suspended opera?
tion, the company filed an affidavit in
a proceeding brought by the Corpora?
tion Counsel tb compel the company t>>
continue, in which the company set
forth that the ferry terminal was as
sessed at $68,000 and had been ai>
praised at $80,000, and the ferry boats
had been appraised at $90,000 addi?
tional, making a total of $170,000,
which, the company swore, "to be mor.'
than a fair and reasonable value of said
The difference between tho com?
pany's own estimate of valuation and
the award, including the additional
$45,000 for the boats, would be $105,
"lt appcars from the transeript o?
the stenographer's minutes of the trial
before Mr. Justiee Kapper that neither
the prior history, nor the record in
these proceedings, was brought to the
attention of thc court," said the Comp?
The snandamus proceedings to com?
pel the company to continue operation
were brought by the Corporation Coun?
sel in January, 1919. Apparently the
ferry company attempted a change of
front when it became a question of
fixing values for the purpose of con?
demnation proceedings this year. The
minutes of the latter proceeding, ac?
cording to Comptroller Craig, show
that the company called an exper*,
Charles J. Farley, formerly employed
in the Dock Department, who testified
that the value of the property to bo
taken was $282,457. Another expert
testified for the company that the val?
ue was $2S4.4.">G.
Worth $191,000, Expert's View
The city called an ejfpert, Martin
McHale, who testified, after qualifying
as an expert, that the market valuo
of the property taken was $191,000.
The city also called as a witness John
T. Allan, who qualified as a builder
and estimator, and testified that the
value of the structures was $92,666.
The Comptroller said that he had
sugpested to the Corporation Counsel
that an appeal be taken from the
award, and understood that such an
appeal had been filed. The Comptroller
submitted his statement to the Sink
in<r Fund Commission. for consideration
before final action should be taken
toward paying the award or using the
money appropriated ior the ferry
Corporation Counsel John P. O'Brien
was much. incensed when the Comp
trollei's statement was called to his
attention. He declared that the state?
ment was prtjudiced and did not in?
clude all tbe facts.
La Guardia Backs Crmg
In School Site Dispute
Makes Quiet Inspection and
Says City Has Availablo l.ots
ISear Place Chosen by Shallow
Impressed with the seriousness o?
the charges made by Comptroller
Craig of alleged collusion in the selec
tion of the school site at. Twenty-ninth
Street and Neptune Avenue, Coney
Island, the members of the Board of
Estimate are seeking to find out from
personal inspection of the sites in?
volved whether the Comptroller or the
Mayor is right in his contentions rela?
tive to the availability of the property
for echool purposes.
Besides the Mayor and the Comp?
troller, who have already visited thu
sites since the issue was raised, it was
learned yesterday 'hat F. H. La Guar?
dia, President of the Board of Aldei
men, made a quiet *rLp to inspect tho
land last Friday. The Aldermanic
Psesident declared when he returned
that he found conditions just as the
Comptroller had etated?that ture
were available sitaa to which the city
ckimed title just acro3? the avenue
fiom the site. selected by A^aociate
Superintendent Edward B. Shallow.
Major La Guardia was accompanied
by a disinterested party and found
that while the land to the north of tho
s.te selected by the Board of Educa?
tion waa in t^e proc^d oi bejjjs fuiay,
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