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ADVERTISED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED First to Last?the Truth: News?Editorials?Advertisements THE WEATHER Partly cloudy to-day and to-morrow.? probable thnndershowers to-mor? row; no change in temperature Full Report on I i-I Fag? Vol. LXXXI No. 27,2(>:. (Copyright. 1021, New York Tribun? In??.) FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1921 * * * TWO CENTS In Greater New TorJt THREE CENTS Within 200 Mile? Forn CENTS Eltewher? Owner Kills 2 Bullies in Cafe Figlit Shoots as They Knock Down Employee and Threaten to Beat Him After Fusillade of Pies One Dies in Taxi, Other at Hospital Police Find Columbus Av. Restaurant in Panic and Arrest Proprietor Two belligerent panhandlers, who de? manded food Rt a lunch room at 785 Columbus Avenue and began to throw pie- when it was not forthcoming at once, were shot and killed last night bv Victor Fernandez, the proprietor. Thev were Aloysius Buckley, of 344 Manhattan Avenue, and Thomas Dun csn, of S13 Amsterdam Avenue. It was a little after 7:30 p. m. wher thev lonngod into the place in theii shirtsleeves. Most of the chains an< tib?es were occupied. According tc the police, both men have beer hanging nbout the neighborhood fo: some time and were far from beinj popular, their gruff demands for mone; or food being little less than threats Leaning upon the counter where pies cak?, doughnuts, rolls and similar foo? is displayed, the men informed Fer nandez. who was at the cash registei that they wanted a meal and wanted i with emphatic promptness. Fernande glanced around the restaurant, sav that most of the chairs were occupier and directed Michaeln Higashida, th chr!" and counter man, to look after th callers when he got time. Start Throwing Pic? This didn't suit the pair at all an they ?et the whole place know it. The ?ranted a meal an I they wanted i right away, Buckley said. To prov his earnestness he seized a huckleberr pie and to?sed it toward Duncan. Dui; can fumbled the catch and the pi smeared itself on the floor. "You're slow," said Buckley. "Giv us a little service!" and ho jumpe over the counter and struck the Ja; ar.ese counter man in the face. Fernandez yelled for Aquilino Mai tin, a dishwasher and the only otht employee in the place at the tim When he came on the run Fernand? ?d to him to get a policema m-aelf run into the kitchen who ite keeps a revolver; for which he lias permit, and returned with the weapo in his hand. Crowd Gathers Outside The Japanese was picking himself i from the floor. Buckley was staneiir over him in a threatening postur Duncan was leaning across the counte avidly sizing up the food display? ?here, and all the other occupants ? the room were on their feet, meals fo gotten, whilo they awaited develo] merits A knot of curious persons he gathered on the sidewalk and we: .-taring through the big plate gla window, Fernandez r.dvanced, his revolver le eled. Buckley removed his threate ?fig gaze from the cowering count man and transferred it to Fernande Duncan abandoned his gluttonous e amination of the counter and likewi eyed Fernandez in threatening fashio "You want a good beating up, ai you're going to get it,"' announc Buckley. "Sure," agreed Duncan. "He'll" g his ail right." Just what happened next the poli haven't been able to learn. The numi cus witnesses to the fray disagrc some saying that one or the other the intruders lunged toward Fernand? others that the restaurant propriet in his nervousness pressed the trigg of his revolver before he intended do so. At any rate there were two shots quick succession and Buckley f across the unfortunate Japane knocking him to the floor again. O bullet had struck him in the abdom ant! one in the right side of the che There were three more shots as he f and one of them went through t heart of Duncan, who was standing 1 hind Buckley. The other two ricocheted from t tiied wall of the lunch room a drilled the ceiling. By this time there was a panicky ru ot diners to get out of the place and equally eager rush by the crowd on t sidewalk to get inside. Into this confusion came Martine 1 dishwasher, accompanied by Serge* Moore and Patrolman Salmon, of 1 West 100th Street police station, wh is only two blocks away. They for? their way through the crowd to wh Buckley, Duncan and the Japan* countermen lay on the floor, stair with blood and huckleberry pie. Fernandez stood over them, the volver still in his hand, trying to tr?cate the counter man from the gri burden which pinned him to the fk Leaving Salmon to guard Fernand Jioore placed the two wounded men a taxicab and took them to Reconstr lion Hospital, a few blocks away. One Dies in Taxi Duncan was dead before they reac! the hospital. Buekiey still breath BOwever, and was placed on the opei jng table. He died within ten minu however. .<ir\rna!,<,ez was taken t0 the "W JWth Street police station and loc up on a charge of homicide and nun ??? Witnesses were taken to be exi '?ed. According to the police, Fern o^z had no hesitation in saying that natt Bhot the two men. He was sea: ne said, and shot in self defense. ?-? ? . . ????..,-,-, Rockefeller 82 To-day; Expects to Play Gc This is John D. Rockefeller's bii ?ay. He is eighty-two years old ? according to information obtai asr night at his home near Tarryto >? m the best of health. ?e expects to spend the day in ?suai fashion. There will be gol: ?e morning. When Mr. Rockefe ways coif these warm days he is c?mpaiued by an attendant who h ar> umbrella over hi? head thi-ougr the round. John D. RockefeUer, jr., and R ? y. arp t0 have dinner with Rockefeller, and it is nossiblo R/viU be a band concert. ",'c?efeller enjoys band music al K,v,jtner k'n(-s- an(l generally has h SH& at, his Pocantico Hills est?t. "lebration of his birthday. Auto Kidnapers Overpower Rich Mother, Steal Infant Father Suspected of Leading Gang in Raid on Sum? mer Home, at Pompton Lakes, N. J., of Baby's Grandfather, Who Is a Silk Manufacturer POMPTON LAKES, N. J? July 7.? Four men entered tho grounds of the summer home of James Simpson, a silk manufacturer, at Pompton Lakes, N. J-, this morning, and kidnaped his nine months-old granddaughter, Margaret Eloise Torrens. Oae of the kidnapers is believed to be the father of the child. Mrs. Margaret Torrens, Mr. Simpson's daughter, was in the kitchen ironing some of the baby's clothes when two of the men shoved open the door, at? tacked and overpowered her. Mrs. Simpson, her mother, was in an ad? joining room. She saw the men enter and is said to have recognized one of them as her son-in-law. Then she fainted. Mrs. Torrens was married two years ago to Alfred Torrens, twenty-nine .years old, a Cuban of Irish extraction. The marriage was not approved by her parents. About four months ago she and her husband separated. The baby and her mother went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, whose residence is at 560 Park Avenue, Paterson, N. J. Mr. Simpson, besides having mills in Scranton and Newhope, Pennsylvania, is a director of the Citizens Trust Company, of Paterson. From all accounts the kidnapers bided their time. They came to Pomp ton Lakes in a touring car, and are said to have loitered about the house for the last three days To-day Mr. Simpson says he saw Torrens in the automobile. Mr. Simpson and his son, - John, were driving from their summer j home to Paterson. i After the silk manufacturer and his son were out of sight the ?Automobile with the four men in it is said to have moved into the driveway and stopped. Mrs. Torrens, it is said, saw them got out. Two of the men stationed them? selves as guards. Two others walked j toward the house. One of these, ac- ? cording to allegations, was Torrens. When they entered the house Mrs. ? Torrens screamed. The bicker man held her while another intruder, sup- I posed to be Torrens, went to the ? perch, where the baby lay asleep in her crib and lifted her out, dressed only in a little white slip. The men fled down the drive, got into the automobile and departed. August Beck, a road inspector, saw the automobile speeding along the road toward Newark. He recognized the machine because it was he who had noted its continued presence in the vicinity for the last three days. He had even taken down its number. He is sure it is 226451-N. J. While the police have sent broadcast a warning to be on the lookout for a car of this description with four men in it, the Trenton police were unable to-night to find any such number re? corded in the automobile license bu? reau. Mr. Simpson said that he would not pay a ransom. He will, however, offer a reward for the capture of the kid? napers. Airplane Clips | Boy to Death In Blind Race Propeller Crushes Skull of Lad Who Becomes Con? fused Trying to Avoid Craft at North Bergen Two Brooklyn Accidents I One Flyer Forced to Desrend in Marsh; Another Picks Lettuce Field for Drop j Three airplane accidents occurred ! yesterday afternoon, one of them re ; suiting in the death of a seven-year-old ?boy. The other two, both consisting j of forced descents, caused no serious ! injury either to machines or occupants. ! The latter two were in Brooklyn. The accident in which the boy was ?killed took place at the Guttenburg ; race track, North Bergen, N. J. The j : race track was used yesterday as a ?landing field by James E. Kelly, of 110 | East Ninetieth Street,- and David J. ! King, who came from Connecticut in an exhibition airplane. The track is used by small boys of j the neighborhood as a playground. ? Felix Suszcynski, of West New York, , N. J., and about a score of other boys ! were at play there when the airplane ; began to cut circles overhead, which ? indicated its operator's intention of j landing. Small Fugitives Flee Plane The boys scattered and ran. The j airplane swept lower and lower, the ] rear of its engines beating at the ears ? of one small fugitive after another as j the swooping flyer circled the field. | Each time the plane dipped closer to ; the ground, it was in Felix's ears that j the engine snarled loudest. The other ? boys, having attained a safe distance, '. paused to watch the nightmare race 1 their small companion was running, i Twice they cried aloud in fear, think I ing that the descending airplane could ? not fail to strike him. It touched the ground at last and i bounded lightly on at what seemed a ' safe distance from the boy. The ma | chine ran on and on across the sun I baked course, however, and Felix, too i intent upon reaching the boundary of ' the field to notice that his course and ? that of the airplane must intersect, ; sprinted bravely but blindly along. The airplane almost had come to a ! stop when they met, but its propeller ! still was revolving and clipped Felix, ! apparently lightly, beside the head. ' He dropped at the blow. It had i crushed his skull and he was dead : when the occupants of the machine ! reached him. They were arrested, ' Kelly on a charge of manslaughter and King as a material witness. Recorder i Miles released them in bail. Plane Plunges Into Marsh About 5 p. m. a sight-seeing airplane ! owned by the Parkway Aviation Cor? poration, of Ocean Parkway and Ave j nue W, Brooklyn, plunged into the marsh near Coney Island Creek about : half a mile from the hangar on Ocean | Parkway. James Davis, of 269 West Seventy-third Street, pilot of the ma (Continued on pas? three) Jeweler Admits He Held Self Up for $26,000 _ . William Snyder, Supposed Victim of Big Diamond Rohbery in East Side Shop, Held for Larceny Hit His Head With Mallet Then Told Police Bandits Had Knocked Him Sense? less and Looted Trays William Snyder, thirty-one years old, of 2797 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, a manufacturing jeweler in business at 132 Suffolk Street, Manhattan, was locked up, charged with grand lar? ceny, at Police Headquarters last, night on complaint of Samuel Schleimer, of 122 Suffolk Street, an attorney and silent partner with Snyder in the jew? elry business. Snyder's arrest clears up a $26,000 diamond robbery in which he claimed to have been attacked and robbed by hold-up men on June 17. Snyder appeared at the Clinton Street police station, Manhattan, early on the afternoon of June 17 bleeding from a wound in his head. He told Cap? tain George Busby, in charge cf the First Detective District, that he had been alone in the jewelry store short.lv after noon that day, when Jacob Schleimer, a part "er in the business with his brother, Samuel Schleimer, who is a dentist with offices in the building, had pone to lunch. Two men entered and demanded to see unset diamonds, Snyder told Cap? tain Busby. He asked for their identi? fication as connected with the jewelry trade, and they produced card?; He then exhibited to them unset diamond? worth between $20,000 and $30,000. They demanded to see more, and he turned to bring another bag, when he was struck on the head and knocked unconscious. When he recovered his senses the robbers had disappeared with the diamonds. Questioned later by Detective John Hays, who was assigned to the case, Snyder varied his story of the hold-up in minor particulars, but stuck to es? sentials. Yesterday Captain Busby sent for Snyder to visit Police Head? quarters, but he did not appear. Late in the evening Captain Busby received a call from Samuel Schleimer, who notified him that Snyder had confessed the diamond robbery and had returned to him $8,000 worth of unset stones. He said about $18,000 worth of dia? monds remained unaccounted for. On Schieimer's complaint Snyder was ar? rested and locked up. Questioned by Captain Busby and Detective Hays at the station, he ex? plained that he had been financially embarrassed and had staged the dia? mond robbery alone. He waited until Jacob Schleimer, his dentist partner, had departed for luncheon, took the loose diamonds from the safe, struck himself three times on the head with a dentist's mallet from Schieimer's office and, having covered himself with blood, started for the police station. "It looked all complete to me at the time," said Snyder in conclusion, as he started for a cell, "but I guess I made a bum job of it." Snyder is said to have told Detective Hays where the balance of the missing jewelry is concealed. Navy Blimp Blows Up in Air; Officers' Coolness Saves Crew Sptcird Dispatch to The Tribune NORFOLK, Va., July ".? Six men were saved from death by fire 500 feet in the air over the naval base to-day by the coolheadedness of Lieu? tenant B. T. Johnson and Lieutenant C. C. Atwood, commander and pilot ' respectively of navy dirigible C-3, which was destroyed. The big cigar-shaped "blimp" caught i fire from friction caused by the flap? ping of a rip panel which broke from I it? fastenings while the aircraft was ! i hying over Hampton Roads. The tire spread rapidly and every i man in the basket was on fire at one j or more times. Lieutenant Johnson's' coat sleeve was burning while he was! ! directing the descent of the machine; | in the hope of landing safely before j the gas bag burst. Lieutenant Atwood,' who was at the wheel, with his coatj I burning, worked frantically to drop the i machine to earth as quickly as possi i ble to save the lives of the crew and his own. j The machine is said to have made I the quickest descent on record. It dropped almost nose first until it touched the earth near the Pine Beach Hotel, just outside the naval operating base at Hampton Roads. The machine was within a very few feet of the earth when the gas bag burst. The explosion spread fire over every man in the basket, but the blimp was so close to the earth when it blew up that the crew had little more to do than step out of the basket. Lieuten? ant Johnson's left wrist was fractured by the blimp's propeller as he was en? deavoring to prevent the spread of flames to 'he motor fuel tank. Both of his arms also were burned. D. W, Rus? sell, official photographer, who was tak? ing pictures from the air when the machine caught fire, suffered burns on his back. He threw his burning coat from the machine before it reached the earth. Every man in the machine was burned, but all of them will re? cover. Ten minutes after the dirigible landed only its motors were left un consumed by the fire. C-3 was one of the newest and largest dirigibles in use by the navy. De iValera's Peace Terms Due To-day Sinn Fein Leader Expect? ed to Make KnownWhat Is Demanded for Res? toration of Order in Erin Smuts Not To Go To Dublin Meeting General Will Preside at Lloyd George Confer? ence With Irishmen By Arthur S. Draper From The Tribune's European Bureau Copyright, 1021, New York Tribu.ie Inc. LONDON. July 7.--The Trish settle? ment hinges on the outcome of to? morrow's conference in Dublin between Eamon de Valera, President of the "Irish Republic," and Earl Midleton, the southern Unionist leader. At this session, adjourned from Tuesday, the Irish leaders will attempt again to formulate a common policy to be followed at the proposed meet? ing with Premier Lloyd George in London. A dispatch from Dublin says that De Valera has decided to accept Lloyd George's invitation to a parley, but only awaits the results of to-mor? row's discussions. Although General Jan C. Smuts, Premier of the Union of South Africa, who is playing a leading part in the Irish negotiations, is not expected to return to Dublin for to-morrow's meet? ing, he probably will be designated as chairman of the proposed meeting be? tween the Irish leaders and Premier Lloyd George. This probability is not affected by the Premier's announce? ment in the House of Commons to-day. that no plans had been made for at? tendance at the projected conference by the dominion premiers who are in London. King George Pleased King George has accepted with sat? isfaction the proposal that the London Irish conference be held at Bucking? ham Palace, which both sides can re? gard as neutral ground. General Smuts, accompanied by Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Minister of War, called on King George to ex? plain the turn of events in Ireland and to tell him of the conferences he held in Ireland Tuesday and Wednesday with leaders of the different factions. The South African Premier remains highly optimistic over the situation, as do also Earl Midleton and the other southern Unionists who have been co? operating in attempting a settlement. The Sinn F?iners apparently regard their own position now as strategic and that if Ulster can be brought to work with De Velera united Ireland can make a better showing at the peace table with Lloyd George than would be possible if councils were divided. Sinn F?in leaders want a com? mon policy for all Irishmen at the Lon? don conference. They deny that the delay in reaching a settlement is the result of the failure of the different Irish factions to agree. Hostility Disclaimed An official announcement from Da Valera's headquarters says that no hos? tility to Ulster exists there and that. if Sir James Craig, the Ulster Premier, will cooperate with De Valera he will give Ulster "terms more generous and a legislature more dignified and power? ful than Lloyd George conferred upon northern Ireland." Heavy pressure is being brought to bear on Premier Lloyd George by cer? tain Orangemen who are hostile to a settlement with the Sinn F?iners on any terms, but the Premier is anxious tc have every avenue of peace explored rather than order an intensification of the campaign of repression of Sinn F tin. General Smuts's absence from to? morrow's meeting is not significant, as Earl Midleton will be there to tell De Valera exactly how the British govern? ment feels ?n any point that may come up. The Archbishop of Canterbury, ad? dressing the bishops of the Church of England, to-day said that the situation (Continued on next paqti) Heat-Crazed Man Kills Mother With a Cleaver Wounds Sister and Woman Neighbor Who Closes With Him; Forced to Flight Specl<d Dispatch to The Tribune WINSTED, Conn., July 7.?William Hahn, one time policeman, thirty-rive years old, driven insane by heat, yes? terday killed his mother, Mrs. Charles Schlosser, fifty-four years old, and wounded his sister, Mrs. John Hagen, and a neighbor, Mrs. Joseph Mich.d. Hahn attacked the women with a cleaver. Entering the house as Mrs. Schlosser was preparing a meal, Hahn snatched the blade from her and inflicted a deep wound in her skull, from which she died later. He then pursued Mrs. Hagcn, who fled with her child in her arms. Hahn was intercepted by Mrs. Michel, living next door, who had re? sponded to cries for assistance. He swung the cleaver at Mrs. Michel and inflicted severe wounds on her arms and body, but she closed with him and overcame him. Hahn then ran to the Nepaug Reservoir and jumped from a cliff into the water. When dragged out by a posse he was unconscious. It was said Hahn had been be? having irrationally for more than a week. He was taken to the State Hos? pital for Insane at Middletown. While You're Away Make sure of having The Tribune every morning by ask? ing your newsdealer to make arrangements with us to de? liver The Tribune to your sum? mer address. Or if you pre? fer telephone Beekman 3000. JSh? Hort ffiri&mte France Protests Leipsic War Trials as Farcical Special Cabla to The Tribune Copyright, 1921. New York Tribune Inc. PARIS, July 7.?The French government has dispatched to the Allied capitals a spirited protest against the miscarriage of justice in the trial of German war crim? inals before the German Supreme Court in Leipsic. As a result of the acquittal of Lieutenant Gen? eral Karl Stenger on charges of having executed wounded French prisoners and soldiers and the sentencing to a short term of Major Bruno Crusius on similar charges, the Briand government has recalled the P'rench judiciary mission at Leipsic and has asked the Belgian and British Premiers to recall theirs. Labor Leaders Brand Hylan Unfair, Unfit Another Term Protested by Central Trade Council Delegates, Aroused b y Fight of Street Cleaners j Chair Blocks Resolution | Gompers Is Asked to Define : Power of Group in Com? bating Building Pay Cut j -_ Delegates at a meeting of the Cen j tral Trades and Labor Council, at Bee | thoven Hall, denounced Mayor Hylan j last night as "unfair and unjust to la ! bor," and "not the kind of man we j want as head of this city another term.'' They demanded that the organization, i representing 700,000 unionized workers, go on record as opposing his reelecci?n" The attack on the Mayor developed j in the course of a discussion over the ! plight of .100 street cleaners, who had .been dismissed by Commissioner Leo ! last February because of their failure to report for snow-shoveling duty. ?John H. Boyle, a delegate of Local 9t>, j International Moulders' Union, com ? plained that the Mayor had refused to use his influence to have the men re? instated. "I offer the resolution," said Boyle, ?"that because of Mayor Hylan's atti i tude to the street cleaners, and his un ? just and unfair treatment of labor, that ?he be denounced bv this body. Mayor \ Hylan is not the kind of a man we want as head of this city another term, and 1 propose that this body go on record as opposing his reelection." The motion was seconded, but Chair? man John Sullivan refused to recognize ? it, because it was not in writing. It '?? finally was agreed that a committee of ! the council call again on Commissioner j Leo and make an effort to have the dismissed men taken back. Although it has been in existence . since September last, the organization i last night drafted a letter to Samuel ! Gompers, president of the American ? Federation of Labor, requesting that I he inform them what the powers and function of the body are. "In view j of the attitude of the building trades ! employers," remarked one of the dele ? gates, referring to the proposal to cut j the wages of 100,000 men in the indus ! try $1 a day, "it looks as though labor ! in this city is about to got a beautiful j kick in the ribs. It's about time we ? knew what our powers are and gather j our forces for the fray." John Coughlin, vice-president of the I council, asserted that 10,000 mechanics I recently had been thrown out of work I at the New York shipyard, and that if 1 the number of unemployed continued ? to be increased the peace of the city : would be menaced, lt was decided to ? appeal to Assistand Secretary of the I Navy Roosevelt and others to keep the | men at work. The recent attack on Kate Richards I O'Hare at Twin Falls, Idaho, for al : leged radicalism was also denounced as ?"lawless and un-American." ? ? | Only 86, but Humidity Causes Five Prostrations What prostrated five persons yester | dav was not the heat, according to offi ? rials of the Weather Bureau; it was the humidity. The temperature at its ! highest point, 4 o'clock yesterday after I noon, was only 86, 7 points less than on I July 4. The humidity, however, was 66. ! This, the weather officials explained, was unusually h ?eh for the temperature I that accompanied it and was the cause ? of the universal discomfort here. To-day is expected to be partly | cloudy. Thunder showers are forecast j to-morrow. Britain May? HeedU.S.*,End Japanese Pact England Informed Unof? ficially That Renewal of Alliance Will Arouse an Intense Dislike Here Tokio Reports Abrogation Near Lloyd George Forecasts Statement When Reply Comes From America - By Carter Field WASHINGTON, July 7.--Two points stand out here with regard to Premici Lloyd George's statement in the Brit ish House of Commons to-day that h? was waiting a "reply" from the Unitec States as to the renewal of the Anglo Japanese treaty. One is that no formal inquiry o representation has been made by Brit ain to this country with regard to th renewal of this treaty, and that n official message of any kind has bee sent or is contemplated by the Stat Department. The second is that in certain con versations which have ensued, thoug of an entirely unofficial character, whi was regarded by the American spoke: men as practically the unanimou view of this country was set fortl This view is of dislike, if not dowr ! right opposition. It Is believed th the British government has been ai vised accurately on this point. Meanwhile dispatches from Tok stating that negotiations are und way between Japan and Great Brita looking to the abrogation of the trea have aroused intense interest here. Fear of Offe?ding U. S. The same Tokio dispatches indica j that the reason assigned for the pr j posed abrogation is fear of arousi; the hostility of America. There was tremendous surprise official circles here to-day when t press cables came in announcing wh Lloyd George had said. Among soi officials there was an unwillingness believe that the British Premier cot have said it. As at least two separate dispatcr used the same idea, however, wonc turned as to the idea behind Llo George's expressed hope that he woi be able to make a statement basea this anticipated reply from the Unii States, and on one j.'rom China, bv M? 'day. The most, popular view among servers is that the distinguished Wei man is endeavoring to smooth over objections raised to the renewal of treaty by the British dominions, i that he is trying to placate their rep sentatives by overemphasizing the i portance of the information he expc from this country. But the best information obtaina here is that reports which have alret been sent to the British Foreign Of would not be of a character wh would lend themselves to placating representatives of the dominions. Leads to Opposition Their frequently voiced scntime that renewal of the Anglo-Japanese liances must be contingent upon proval by this country would naturi lead them, it is pointed out here, vigorous opposition to its renewal w the attitude of this country is m known. "Of course, the sentiment of 1 country is well known," said a h sokesman of the Administration in i cussing this situation. "In infor chats, such as were held, the attit of the people of this country would i urally be mentioned. 1 have no do i that the British government has b accurately informed on this point." "Is it not amazing, then," he I asked, "that the British Premier wc I make a statement that he was war I a reply from this government?" "Oh, we have had some informa as to erroneous dispatches sent from London on this whole situati he replied. "We cannot assume i this was not a garbled cable, to the least." There is no doubt whatever that Administration believes the renewa the Anglo-Japanese alliance to be popular in the United States. As recently printed in The Tribune, S< tors of the Foreign Relations Com tee, including Lodge, McCorn Borah and Johnson, were very fi in expressing their belief that American people opposed its rene in conversations with B. L. Simp agent of the Chinese government his recent visit to Washington. Simpson is now in London. Conversations Informal The Harding Administration, 1 ever, has taken no formal step; notify either the British or the Japa governments of its thoughts on (Continued on next page) a Storage Egg j Mrs. Clara Shapiro, thirty-eight years old, of 109 Seventh Street, was arrested yesterday on complaint of Benjamin Heilbron, poultry dealer at 403 Third Street, who charged l her with having stolen a live rooster I and hen from his store while his back ? was turned. Heilbron said Mrs. Sha rirc concealed the birds in a black j bag. Patrolman Trunka followed the i woman and finding two fowls in her bag took her to the Fifth Street police station, where she insisted she had raised the birds from storage eggs. Arraigned later in Essex Market Court, Mrs. Shapiro explained to Mag? istrate W. Bruce Cobb that she had ! been driven to take the chickens by i went. "I am the mother of seven children and my husband has no work," pleaded I the woman, tearfully. "This is a ter ! rible thing to be charged with. I had j no intention of stealing chickens. I i had put them in my bag, intending to buy them, when a woman I know came ! I along on the outside, and 1 stepped out \ \ to speak with?" "Cock-a-doodle doo?oo?oo!" came a | I penetrating screech from a black bag j I on the attorney's table. I "I was just going to say a word to the woman and then go back and pay for?" "Cock-a-doodle-doo-oo-oo," repeated the rooster in the black bv.g, and the speckled hen, his companion in mis? fortune, clucked deprecatingly. "I don't see the necessity of having those birds in court," remarked Magis? trate Cobb, but the poultry dealer said he thought the birds were the best evidence. When the magistrate asked Mrs. Shapiro to give the address of the woman she had stepped out to talk to she became confused. The magistrate said he was con? vinced Heilbron had a case against Mrs. Shapiro, but that, since she was poor and had stolen to feed her family, he hoped the deaier would consent to dismissal. This Heilbron refused to do. He said ho had been victimized hundreds of times by chicken thieves, and wanted the woman punished. Mag? istrate Cobb held Mrs. Shapiro in $100 bail. As she was led away, weeping, the rooster crowed three times, lustily, After being placed in a cell ?>Irs, Shapiro, still tearful, asked how much the bail was. Being told, she drew irom her stocking a roll containing $520 and furnished cash bail. "That rooster," commented Magis trate Cobb, "is a wise bird." Harding Wins Matching Pennies With Senators From The Tribune's Wanhinpton Bureau WASHINGTON, July 7.?Pres? ident Harding matched pennies with the fourteen Senators with whom he took luncheon at the Capitol to-day to decide who should pay. The President's luck was with him. Senator Wads worth, of New York, was "stuck" for the price of the luncheon for the entire p.trty. Gunboat Sent By Denby Stirs Ire of Obregon Mexico's President Quoted as Saying Warship Can Stay at Tampico Only for a Limited Period Explanation To Be Asked Oil Companies Expected to Fight Law Calling for Unearned Wage Payments By George E. Hyde Special Cable to The Tribune Copyright, 1921, New York Tribune Inc. MEXICO CITY, July 7.--The arrival of the United States gunboat Sacra j mento at Tampico yesterday has caused i some uneasiness among Americans i resident here and in outlying districts j because it is likely to be interpreted as a step preliminary to intervention. ! Officials of the Mexican government j evidently are displeased with the ar I rival of the warship. President Obre ! gon and a member of his Cabinet are ! quoted as saying that the ship will t>e i allowed to remain only for the time j established by international law as a j visiting period and that then the I United States will be asked to explain. Excelsior, in an editorial article, \ warns the government and the public j to be captious ard recalls that in 1914 I a group of warships arrived off Vera ; Cruz as a preliminary to the occupa ; tion of that port. The newspaper I points out that a serious situation j might be precipitated by "real or im ; aginary disorders" and adds that con : conditions now do not warrant the ? presence of the ship. Officials generally blame the oil ? companies for the present crisis in : Tampico. President Obregon has open | ly accused the companies of closing j their wells and stopping exportation i in order to bring pressure to bear on I the Mexican Congress to make it re i peal the recent additional tax on ex j ports. The President quotes statistics i to show that the producers would be i able to continue operations under pres ' ent conditions with profit. Wreck Delays Reports Reports from Tampico are vague ? because of a wreck between Tampico l r.nd San Luis Potosi, in which, one ! unconfirmed report says, eleven were 1 killed. The wreck, 'which blocked ! traffic, is said to have been due to I heavy rains. The advices received here ? say that several thousand workmen in j the oil fields were laid off by the oil . companies when the wells shut down [ and that the presence of these unem j ployed has raised the possibility of : industrial troubles. General Arnulf o ; Gomez, commanding the Tampico gar? rison, had a long conference with President Obregon on the situation. i The idle workers appealed to Presi I dent Obregon to force the oil com ; panies to pay them three months' i wages, in accordance with the existing 1 labor laws, as the closing of the wells j is regarded by the men as unwar? ranted. President Obregon is reported , tj have instructed the state governors ! to force the oil companies to comply | with this provision of the law, but to ; date the companies have not been in [ structed to make this payment. A ? majority of the companies are expect? ed to fight this iaw, both in the courts 1 and through diplomatic channels. Besides the dangers of industrial violence the authorities in Tampico j fear fire at the wells and also are I worried over the cessation in revenues from the tax on oil. The decrease in i revenue already is being felt in Mexico City, as employees in several govern? ment departments are unpaid. Gunboat Causes Stir MEXICO CITY July 7 (By The Asso? ciated Press).?The anchoring of the American gunboat Sacramento off the mouth of the Panuco River at Tampico yesterday caused excitement in the port. Later in the day the commander of the warship visited Claude I. Daw son, the American Consul According to a rumor in Tampico, two British vessels in British Hon (Contlnucd on next page) Watchdogs Attack Girl, Then Fight Rescuers Child Mangled and Woman and Policeman Bitten; Two Animals Killed Two bulldogs, trained to catch and hold burglars, attacked Kate Sapora, ten years old, who was visiting Mrs. Madeline Mato, of 182 Withers Street, Brooklyn, yesterday. The dogs rushed at the child, pulled her to the ground and tore at her arms and legs. Mrs. Mato, who endeavored to rescue her guest, also was attacked and severely bitten. Both animals were shot and killed by Patrolman .Foster after a struggle in the inclosed yard. The patrolman also was bitten. Cries of the girl brought Foster, who feared to shoot the dogs lest he wound the child. Failing in an attempt to drag one of the animals backward by its legs, he placed the muzzle of his re? volver close to the animal's site and fired. The dog forsook its hold and leaped upon him, fastening its teeth in the calf of his leg. Foster fired three shots into the bulldog at close range before it fell dead. He then at? tacked the other dog, which also bit him badly in the left foot before it could be dispatched. The child was taken to Greenpoint Hospital, where she was said last night to be in a critical condition. Mrs. Mato was attended at her home. ?ordon' i>ry\;im;er~?i.e. Perfection of Quality. Acker, Merrall & Con. dit Co , Charles *? '"?., -i?ex. Wilson and others, '^3e, tioteis and restaurants.? , A?vt. HardingVisits Senate, Urges Tariff andTax Before Bonus Goes to Capitol Unexpect? edly, Lunches With Hie "Old Crowd" and Asks Soldier Bill Be Held Up Favors Veterans' Measure Later Wishes to Rush Financial Laws First and , Calls for Recess Until Fall to Let Committees Act From The Tribune's Washington Burean WASHINGTON, July 7.?Presi* dent Harding visited the Capitol un* expectedly this afternoon for th? first time since the beginning of hia Administration. He had lunch with, the Senators and urged that the Senate defer action on the soldiers* bonus bill and recess or adjourn un? til September 1. He asked that the bonus bill bd, recommitted to the Finance Com? mittee until after the tariff and tax? ation bills are passed. The effect of this would be to defer action on the bonus measure until the regular ses? sion next winter. In his talks with Senators the President told them he was in favor of bonus legislation, but did not believe it should be passed until the financial and reve? nue questions connected with it have been clarified. The President re? ferred to some of the argumenta made by Seci*etary of the Treasury Mellon in his letter against the bonu$ as reasons for postponement. Mr. Harding informed Senator*! that he would send to Congress 4 special message in a day or two* dealing with the question of the bonus and adjournment. The Presi ! dent wants legislation this session ? confined as far as possible to tarif? ! revision and tax revision. Came to See "Old Crowd" After his conferences with Senators, j President Harding said he had coma ; to see the Capitol, "primarily to have | a little lunch with the old crowd, talk a little about the legislative proeram and see how more speed could be had in getting the things for which the extra session was called." The bonus waa discussed, the President said. In arswer to a question as to hii attitude on the bonus bill the Presi? dent said: "The Executive was publicly commit? ted a long while ago to a favorable at? titude, but may express to Congress! soon his position in a more formal way. "The question of re-ess was dis? cussed," the President added. "A great many of us think we would expedita the things for which the extra session was called by some process of recess? ing and getting the committees to? gether on the things for which the ex? tra session was distinctly called." To-night it is uncertain whether th?1 President's intervention will result in recommitting the bonus bill or in ta adjournment. As a recess must be had by agreement, that is not likely. Lead? ers admitted they had not the --otes yet counted to recommit the bonus bill or to force an adjournment. However, they say the President's message may give them enough to recommit the bonus measure. It is evident there wilt be a bitter fight over recommitting- the? measure. Senator McCumber, in charge of it, will continue to press for action on it. With respect to adjournment of th? Senate until September 1. this plan will be strongly opposed by the agricultural "bloc" unless certain agricultural meas? ures are first passed. Senators of this group told the President they would oppose quitting unless several measure? for relief of the farmers were enacted. The President does not object to som? of these, but is opposed to others. Compromises Are Sought Efforts are being made to compro? mise on a plan for passing a bill to in? crease the limit of loans under the farm loan system from $10.000 to $26, 000, the billto put on the reserve board the Secretary of Agriculture or si representative of the farmers, and th? bill to increase to 6% per cent the rate on bonds of the joint stock land banks and tire farm loan system. The last mentioned bill has passed the Senate and is pending in the House. The President is understood not to oppose these. The Administration is not favor? able to the Norris bill for a farm ex? port financing corporation, which the agricultural group favors, and there will be a controversy in the Senate over whether to adjourn before disposing of this bill. The grain futures bill, which the agricultural group wants passed, also will be the subject of contro? versy. President Harding was informed flatly by Senator Simmons, ranking Democrat on the Finance Committee, that he was for the Norris bill, and would fight all etTorts to sidetrack it by adjournment or otherwise. The Presi-, dent conferred with Senator Norris, who is chairman of the Agricultural Committee, and found that ??e was als? insistent on the export corporation bill. The President went to the Capitol at 1 o'clock and remained there for two hours at the Senate end of the build? ing. He was accompanied by Senator Frelinghuvsen and his secretary. George B" Christian. On arriving at the Capitol he took luncheon in the Senators' private dining room with Senators Knox, Lodge, Wadsworth. Spencer, Hale, Harreld, Brandegee. Frelinghuysen, Kellogg. Moses, Wat? son, of Indiana; McKinley, Sterling and McNary. With the President, fifteen. were at the table. The luncheon was ? simple and informa] affair. Senator Knox was seated at the President's right and Senator Lodge at his left.