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First to Last?the Truth: News?Editorials?Advertisements
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
* * *
In Greater New TorJt
Within 200 Mile?
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
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
"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
.<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
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
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
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?
Mr. Simpson said that he would not
pay a ransom. He will, however, offer
a reward for the capture of the kid?
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
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
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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
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.
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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?
"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?
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
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?
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
"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
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Storage Egg
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
"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.
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
"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?
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
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.

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