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Vol. LXXXI No. 27,277
First to Last?the Truth: News?Editorials?Advertisements
lair to-day and to-morrow; no change
in temperature; north to
northwest winds
Full Report on Last Pac?
(Copyright, 1011.
New York Tribune I ne.)
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1921
* * * *
In Greater New York
Mithin 200 Mil
ra i
House Passes
Tariff Bill,
289 to 127
Oil, Cotton, Asphalt and
Hides Remain on the
Free List and Embargo
on Dye Is Thrown Out
Revenue Estimated
At Half Billion
Motion to Eliminate the
American Valuation Pro?
vision Lost, 289 to 127
WASHINGTON*. July 21.?The Re?
publican protective tariiT bill, esti?
mated by Chairman Fordney to raise
?round $500,000,000 in revenue annually,
was passed to-night by the House by
a vote of 289 to 127?precisely the vote
by which a Democratic motion for elim?
ination of its American valuation pro?
vision was defeated.
Seven Republicans voted against the
measure, w-hile the same number of
Democrats supported it.
0:\ hides, cotton and asphalt stood
up against a determined fight to tax
them and remained on the free list.
The Longworth dye embargo, first of
the five contested schedules to go be?
fore the House proper for a separate
vote, and backed by most, of the Repub?
lic: n members o* the Ways and Means
Committee, was thrown out, 209 to 193.
Lost Three Amendments
Formin.tr and holding a flying wedge
and aided by Republicans not satisfied
1 the bill's provisions, the Demo?
cratic minority made the most of its
chances and won on each. The Ways
and Means Committee lost out on three
of the five amendments laid before the
There was not much chance of im
? ? ing a duty on hides and cotton after
the House, in committee of the \chole,
? o1 ed a nendnients carrying com
?? itory rates on their manufactured
[ucts. When the oil amendment
- r? ched there was such a shout of
o - that a roll call was not demanded.
A moment later Chairman Fordney, try?
ing tu make himself heard above the
? v hich prevailed during the three
of vot n_, announced that senti
t in the committee of the whole
' taxing asphalt had been so -.ver
ming that it wasn't worth while to
? through the form of calling the
More tha i 200 committee amendments
s?hed through during the last few
.; were ret up to be voted on in a
Mock. Some merely corrected spell-.
: ; the bill, some shuffled comma?
? d ome changed the rates, but the
Li uocrats, .-?til! holding their forces
line, compelled a record vote.
Fordney Pleased
Just before the roll call to pass the
I Representative Garner, of Texas,
i nking Democrat on the Ways and
Means Committee, stepped to the front
' the expected motion to send the
?ill back to its framers with instruc
to strike out the American valua
ion und reciprocal provisions. This
vas where the Republicans and Demo
divided squarely on the whole
issue, although they had split
li ly on some of the earlier votes.
;: probably was the first time since
wartime days that the House found it?
self with such a quorum on the^eve of
vote. Closing the long wrangle over
the bill Chairman Fordney brought
Republican members to their feet by
ieclaring it would bring greater pros?
ier; ty to the country than it now en
oyed. The veteran tariff maker,
thrilled by the demonstration, smiled
owed and then wheeled about to
? o the galleries.
Republicans voting against the
ill were Beck, Wisconsin; Gahn, Ohio;
Knight, Ohio; Lampert, Wisconsin;
!?hn M. Nelson, Wisconsin; Sinclair,
Xorth Dakota, and Voight, Wisconsin.
Democrats voting for it were Camp
' ell, Pennsylvania; Dupre, Martin, Fav
rot and L?zaro, Louisiana; Lea and
Raker, California.
Representative London, Socialist, New
\<?rk, voted against it.
After the House had passed the bill
lid adjourmed until Monday, Chairman
ordney and Representative Garrett, of
Tennessee, the acting minority leader,
issued statements defending and de?
nouncing it.
Goes to Senate in Usual Way
The 340-page bill, with its multitude
oi amendments, goes to the Senate in
the usual way, to be referred to Chair?
man Penrose's Finance Committee. How
long it will remain there nobody
knows. Senator Fenrose said, however,
'hat open hearings would be held, but
'.nat they probably would be brief. It
seemed to be well understood by House
members that when the bill comes back
from the Senate it will not be in the
^ame form as passed to-day. Indeed,
reports have been current for weeks
Mat Republican members, unable to
"Wain changes in rates and schedules,
would carry their fight to the Senate
in the hope of winning there.
As the Ways and Means Committee
Will begin hearings Tuesday on revenue
revision legislation, many leading Re?
publicans declared to-night that the
revised tax bill would reach the Presi?
dent ahead of Mr. Fordney's tariff
August Milk Prices to
Advance l}4c a Quart
Dairymen's League Quotation
Is Cent Lower Than Same
Date Last Year
' ho price of fluid milk for the month
of August was advanced 11,4 cents a
Quart over (he July price in quotations
fin ;; per cent milk for August at the
-W to 210 freight zone, made public
e&terday by the Dairymen's League Co?
operative Association. The price quoted
'a one cent a quart less than last year
on the same date. Milk prices for Au?
gust were announced as follows:
Class l?Fluid milk for city con?
sumption, $2.90 per 100 pounds.
. Clan 2?Milk for cream, plain eon
??nsed, ice cream and soft fancy
cheeses, $2.35 per hundred.
(.aas 3?Milk for butter and cheese,
' '" determined by average prices for
6 products in New York during
?th of delivery.
Milk for condensed, evaporated and
Powdered milk, ir> cents per hundred
o\cr the pr?C(. 0r m\\\? a8 above de
wrmined for 92 score butter.
tnc association reported damage to
('?sturage and a widespread shortage
aL LCTO?>t *s tho resu,t of recent
Wife Names "Butterfly C?rl"
In Suing Broker for Divorce
Philip M. Shaw Accused of Spending Thousands in
Maintaining Two Homes for Ex-Actress and Her
Mother; Alleged Offenses Condoned, He Says
Philip M. Shaw, senior partner of
Philip M. Shaw & Co., note brokers, of
15 William Street, and reputed to be
a millionaire, is being sued for an ab?
solute divorce by his wife, Mrs. Elinor
Shaw. Although the original action
was begun on May 3, elaborate efforts
at secrecy were made, and the suit
did not become public until yesterday,
when affidavits were filed by the de?
fendant in the County Clerk's office.
Mrs. Shaw, who is about forty years
of age, and a member of a prominent
Boston family, is asking for $1,000 a
month alimony and $7,500 as counsel
fees*. Supreme Court Justice Martin
will consider a motion on the subject
of alimony and counsel fees on Mon?
day. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw were mar?
ried in this city on January 16, 1902.
They have no children.
The defendant's affidavits, filed yes?
terday through Rhinelander, Durkin
_ Perkins, of 32 Nassau Street, his
attorneys, declare that his defence of
condonation is based on the fact that
at the time the plaintiff had the evi?
dence set forth in her papers she vol?
untarily went with him to Mount
Washington, in Brenton Woods, N. H.,
and remained with him for a week.
This, Mr. Shaw says, took place be?
tween September 1 and September 12,
1920. Mr. Shaw declares further that
his marriage was invalid; that his wife
obtained an interlocutory decree of
divorce from William M. Jordan, her
previous husband, in the Superior
Court of Middlesex, Mass., but that
she never obtained a final decree.
In her complaint, filed through
Benjamin P. Spcllman, of 115 Broad?
way, Mrs. Shaw charges her husband
with numerous acts of misconduct with
a woman known as Madriennc la
Barre, Madeleine Dover, Madrienne la
Bane and also to intimate friends A3
"Butterfly" and "Sweetheart." Mrs.
Shaw fixes the time of misconduct be?
tween December 5, 1919, and June 12,
1920, at the Hotel Woodward, in this
city, and at 45 Mason Street, Somcr
viiie, Mass. She also charges similar
misconduct with the same woman from
the beginning of 1920 to the date of
tho action and declares that she has
not lived with Mr. Shaw as his wife
since the discovery of the alleged acts.
"The defendant, beyond doubt, not
only had illicit relations with a woman
known as Madriennc La Barre but also
maintained her and her mother in great
style and expended large sums of
money on both of them in their support
and maintenance and in costly pres?
ents," Mrs. Shaw charges in her affi?
davit supporting her complaint. She
declares that her husband, in various
ways, spent $15,000 a year on Madri
tContlnued on pao? six)
U. S. Suspends
Quinn; Charges j
Port Neglect
? ^ _ _? ?
Shipping Commissioner Is
Taken From Post With?
out Pay Pending Action
for Alleged Inefficiency
?Deputies Are Accused
1 Almost All of Subordinales
Said to Have Accepted
Gifts From Vessel Owners
Patrick H. Quinn, Shipping Commls
j sioner for the port, has been suspended
! without pay, according to an announce
i ment made yesterday by C. H. Huston,
I Assistant Secretary of Commerce, pend
! ing action upon charges of inefficiency
i and neglect of duty. Mr. Quinn has
fifteen days in which to file his answer
to the charges. He refused last night
to discuss the matter.
The statement in which his suspen?
sion was announced makes public also
the fact that the Department of Com?
merce has found that almost all Dep
, uty Ship Commissioners have been in
i the habit of accepting gratuities from
ship owners.
Statement of Case
The statement follows:
"The Department of Commerce has
been recently advised of a custom or
practice of deputy shipping commis?
sioners to accept gratuities from ship
owners when performing their official
duties. Secretary Hoover, on Wednes?
day, directed the Assistant Secretary
of Commerce, C. H. Huston, to make
a thorough investigation of the Ship
? ping Commissioner, Patrick H. Quinn,
and his deputies in charge of the Port
of New York.
j "As a result of this investigation
i facts were developed that practically
all of the deputy shipping commission?
ers were accepting gratuities from ship
owners in sums of from $5 to $10, and
; that these gratuities were being pooled
and prorated weekly among the deputy
commissioners. The amounts received
by the deputy commissioners from this
source were equal to or greater than
their regular compensation from the
! government.
Notice Served on Quinn
"In accordance with civil service rules,
| Mr. Huston served notice upon the
j United States Shipping Commissioner,
Mr. Quinn, immediately suspending him*
without pay and giving him a period of
fifteen days to answer the charge pre?
ferred against him, which was that of
? 'inefficiency and neglect of duty,'
"Assistant Secretary of Commerce."
Mr. Quinn was a Democratic district
I leader in Brooklyn, a lieutenant of
? John H. McCooey, when lie was ap
i pointed to his present position by
j William C. Redfield, Secretary of Com
! merce, in 1913. He has been a deputy
' Street Cleaning Commissioner in
I Brooklyn, Sheriff and deputy Register
j of Kings County and chief auditor in
th'3 Finance Department.
j Eight Swept to Death
By Undertow in Gulf
Many Children Among Victims
at Excursion Party of Re?
ligious Convention
HOUSTON, Tex., July 21?Eight
j persons were drowned, and three others,
| near death, were rescued when six
! teen delegates to the Baptist Young
i People's Union annual state encamp
| ment at Palacios, forming a bathing
? party, were caught in the undertow of
! the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of
: Green's Bayou, twenty-two miles from
, Paiacios, late to-day.
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ISm Uotii ?Etibunc
Barnes Looms
As Victor in
Golf Tourney
'Long Jim' Marches Steadily
Ahead in U. S.-British
Cup Test, With Most of i
Rivals Far in the Rear!
Duncan Is English Hope
But Will Need All His Genius
to Catch Leader; McLeod
and Murray Dangerous
By Grantland Rice
WASHINGTON, July 21_The thin,
spiral shadow of Long Jim Barnes,
fluttering above the field, has added
even greater length above his qualify?
ing records. Starting the third round
with a fresh clover blossom dangling
from the left-hand corner of his mouth
the willowy Pelham pro. will carry a
4 stroke lead beyond his two nearest
competitors, who happen to be Freddie
McLeod, of the home club, and Charlie
Murray, the Canadian champion.
When Long Jim tied his own course \
record of 69 in the forenoon test and I
marched steadily onward in the after- |
noon with a 76 the Pride of Pelham, j
with his 144 for the double journey, be
came the outstanding favorite of the I
title hunt. McLeod and Murray at 14S I
are still extremely dangerous, but th<*
Lanky One will have to skid more than j
a trifle to totter and fall, with such
dangerous - rivals as Duncan, Hagen,
Hutchison, Kirkwood and Mitchell j
either well to the rear or completely
lost. But golf is still golf with all its I
mysterious, uncanny twists, and no !
man can tell what a day may bring!
With the first thirty-six hole test i
out of the way, the final hope of any
British triumph now rests upon the
slender shoulders of George Duncan,
the master artist from Hangar Hill.
Joe Kirkwood, the star Australian, is
twelve strokes back of Barnes, while
\ Abe Mitchell, the mighty clouter, has
?withdrawn. !
So Duncan, six strokes back of the
j low figure, will need every turn of his '
j bewildering genius in the final test be
| fore the American cup is scheduled '
for another trans-Atlantic journey to
inhale the incense of gorse and heather
for another year.
Two Stars in Bad Way
The utter collapse of Abe Mitchell ?
and the wild careening of Jock Hutch- '
ison were two of the big features of
the day. Mitchell needed an 81 for his '
j first erratic march. Nothing could go
right for the British howitzer. There
I were topped drives and missed putts,
but the jarring climax came when he
reached the rim of the home green in
two shots and then used up four
precious putts before he found the bot?
tom of the cup. His last miss came
from within twelve inches of the tin,
showing the complete and utter de?
moralization of his game around the
greens. In the afternoon march he
continued to slip and skid until finally
at the ninth hole, whei*e he was out
in 41, he picked i.p his ball and with
(Contlnued on page thirteen)
Phone Girl to Fight for
Fortune as Girard Heir
Seeks to Obtain $20,000,000
From Philadelphia, Affirmed
in Old U. S. Court Decree
Special Diepatch to Tfie Tribune
MILWAUKEE, July 21.?A legal con?
test to obtain an estate valued at more
than $20,000,000, part of the property
I accumulated by Stephen Girard in
i Philadelphia alter the, Revolutionary
War, was begun here to-day by Miss
I Susan Shabach, a telephone operator,
?and other Milwaukee relatives.
Miss Shabach and the other relatives
are direct descendants of Dominic
Girard, cousin and only heir at law
of Stephen Girard.
Attorney Frederick F. Groelle, rep?
resenting Miss Shabach and relatives,
j will depart for Philadelphia Friday to
' press the claim.
Stephen Girard never married. He
i died in Philadelphia in 1831 and his
will left all of his property, with
the exception of 3,000 acres in Schuyl
kill County, now part of Philadelphia,
to the City of Philadelphia. This land
was claimed by his natural heir, Dom?
inic Girard.
In 1851 a successful suit was start?
ed by Simon Girard, son of Dominic,
to recover the land. Attorney Groelle
has been provided with certified copies
of the judgment of the United States
District Court, awarding the property
; to Simon Girard, grandfather of Miss
Shabach. Apparently the judgment
still stands.
Other Milwaukee heirs arc William
Shabach and Simon Girard, grandsons
of Dominic Girard. A
I %
Burns Calls
Series Plot
Players' Idea
Testifies First Proposal
Came From Gcotte and
Gandil ; Court Rules
I N. Y. Talks Admissible
State Scores in
Conspiracy Charge
j Witness Admits Mistake
in Account of Meeting
After Opening Game
Special Disvateh to The Tribune
CHICAGO, July 21.--Judge Friend
this evening decided that conversations
held in New York between Cicotte,
Gandil, Bill Burns and Attell before the
1919 world series opened would be ad?
mitted in the records of the trial of
the indicted ball players and gamblers
l growing out of the "throwing" of the
! games. Twice before the judge had
ruled that these conversations were not
admissible, but to-day, after the state
had insisted that it had proved the ex?
istence of a conspiracy by the testi?
mony of Bill Burns, it was decided to
admit the conversations. This is a de?
cided victory for the state.
Another important development was
the statement by Burns that it was not
the gamblers, but the ball players, who
conceived the plot of juggling the |
world series. He testified that Cicotte
and Gandil had come to him in Now
jYork with a proposition to "throw" the
i series for $100,000. Burns also brought
in the names of Jean Dubu?, formerly
pitcher for the Detroit Americans, and
Fred Toney, now pitching for the
Giants. They had not previously been
mentioned, and their connection with
the affair was not made clear to-day.
Burns Admit?? Misstatemcnts
Give and take exchange of personal?
ities to-day enlivened the closing hours j
of the inquisition to which Burns, the
state's star witness in the baseball
trial, has been subjected since he fin?
ished his direct testimony yesterday.
The defence attorneys after having
examined him by batteries and in?
dividually, finally abandoned the at?
tack, unable to upset the principal por?
tions of his testimony. In the morning
session Burns admitted that he had
made misstatemcnts regarding certain
meeting? with the White Sox players
in the Sinton Hotel in Cincinnati.
Attorney Benedict J. Short, who
closed the examination for the defense,
questioned Burns concerning his trans?
fer from tho Minneapolis club of the
American Association, attempting to
show that his release had followed, an
attack on John Titus, of the Kansas
City club.
"I did have some trouble about that
affair," Burns admitted. "Titus was
hit by a pitched bal!. They tried to
make out that I had done it on pur?
"When Gandil refused to give you
your share of the bribe money did you
tell him you'd get even?" Attorney
Short inquired.
"Yes," admitted the witness.
"Do you think you're even now?"
"I wouldn't say, but I'm liable to be
before this thing is over."
After Attorney Short had concluded
his questioning, Assistant State's At?
torney Gorman took the witness for
redirect examination in an attempt to
bolster up the weak spots in his testi
I mony as uncovered by the attack of
? the defenso attorneys.
i Johnson-Comiskey Feud Brought In
An attempt by the defense to show j
I that Burns's testimony was obtained i
| for the state by Ban Johnson, head o? ?
? the American League, in an effort to \
! wreck the White Sox team and settle?!
an old score with Charles A. Comiskey, :
owner of the Sox, was one of tho sensa
[ tional developments of the cross-exam- ;
j ?nation. On this point Burns 'refused
to commit himself.
, The interchange of comment be- '
j tween attorneys became bitter as the
! plan to impeach the evidence offered
by Burns was disclosed. Judge Friend
! intervened several times to preserve
j order.
i Attorney Nash, who opened the
! cross-examination when Burns re- i
I sumed the stand at the beginning of j
I the morning session, occupied him- !
I self principally with questions re?a- |
tive to the alleged meeting of Burns !
with Chicago players in the Sinton
Hotel prior to the first game of the |
series in Cincinnati.
Burns admitted that he had not
arrived in Cincinnati until 10 a. m.
the day of the first game and that he
had not reached the hotel until 11
"Isn't it a fact that these players
were out at the park practicing at the
time of your arrival at the hotel?"
inquired Mr. Nash. "Isn't it a fact
that most of them went over to the j
! racetrack in Louisville after the \
I practice and didn't return to the hotel |
! until that night?"
Repeats Version of Hotel Meeting
"I don't know about the practice," re-1
| plied Burns. "But they were in that
room in the hotel. I saw the in there."
Mr. Nash read over tho list of the
(Continued on page eight)
Harding Firm
Arms Parley
Must Be Open
Administration Insists
All Questions Affecting
Military Power Will
Have To Be Adjusted
No Giving Way to
Japan's Attitude
Informed High Official
Says Some Nations Hope
for a Clash in Pacific
By Carter Field
WASHINGTON, July 21.-Despite
earnest desires to conciliate Japan and
to bring her whole heartedly into the
conference on armament limitation and
Far Eastern questions, the Harding
Administration is firmly determined
that the proposed conference cannot be
whittled down to n more discussion of
armament limitations.
Without the settlement of the con?
troversies between this government
and Japan there can be no real prog?
ress toward disarmament. Without
the settling of these controversies the
armament race must go on, and the
peoples of the United States and Japan
must continue to be taxed to bear the
terrific expense involved.
This was declared to-day by high
spokesmen of the Administration to be
fundamental and obvious. In the same
breath, however, the most radiant
optimism was expressed as to tb.e suc?
cess of the conference. Confidence
that Japan would not refuse to lake up
the issues that at present prevent a
perfect accord in the Far East und
make necessary the maintenance of
powerful navies* was voiced with en?
Obstacles To Be Overcome
It is admitted privately that all the
skies are not smiling. One Cabinet
member told the Tribune correspond?
ent that there are nations which would
not be displeased to see the present
controversies between the United
States and Japan develop into a war
which would cripple one or both, pref?
erably both. So it may be expected
that some unlooked-for obstacles may
be placed in the path, and they will
have to be overcome if success is to be
Meanwhile, however, conferences
betwc(*n Secretary of State Hughes
and Japanese Ambassador Shideharr
are going forward, particularly o?
Yap and the other Japanese mandates
the Caroline and Marshall islands
while even Shantung?though this is
an entirely different problem?is beins;
informally discussed.
Shantung is entirely distinct in thai
this was not a cession by Germain
of an overseas possession to the five
principal Allied and associated powers
as was the case with Yap and a!
other mandates, but a direct cessioi
of her concessions?which did not in
elude territorial sovereignty?to Japan
"Open Door" Is Nub
Practically the kernel of the whol?
American contention may be expresse?
in the words "open door" so succinctl;
applied to the Chinese question by Johi
Hay. Japan must concede the open doo
policy, and recognition of Americai
rights, which pretty nearly amounts t?
the same thing, or she must give u]
any idea of having the United State
suspend her naval building program
?ncreasing the fair lead which thi
country already holds.
The determination of the Unitei
States that Far Eastern and Pacifi
questions must of necessity be dispose?
of before the armament discussion i
begun has been made perfectly clear t
the various nations invited to partici
pate. It has been explained that th
relation between the two problems i
so vital that President Harding pro
posed one conference to dispose of bot]
subjects instead of two separate con
This point, incidentally, has beei
emphasized from the first day in th
Tribune's Washington dispatches.
The suggestion was made in a ques
tion addressed to a high spokesman o
the Administration to-day that i
Japan objected to discussing Shantung
Yap and other subjects at the confer
ence perhaps these might be referre?
to another conference later, especial!
as the British dominion premier
wanted postponement until spring.
Preparations Go On
"There is going to be only one cor
ference," declared the spokesman, posi
tively, "but that suggestion would pu
the cart before the horse. We cannc
have an intelligent or hopeful confei
ence on armament limitation until w
have disposed of the questions tha
might lead to serious controversies."
Should the conference be postpone
until spring the time will not be er
tirely lost, it was declared, becaus
informal discussions could contins
and perhaps many of the problen
solved by that kind of negotiatio
thus saving delay at the actual meetin
Preliminary work already is beir.
done by the State and War depar
(Continued on next page)
Von Steubeii as School Name
Stirs Fierce Protest in Jersey
Special Dispatch to The Tribune i
HACKENSACK. N. J., July 21.?A
?mass meeting has been called for to
i morrow night to protest against a pro
I posai of the Board of Education of
i Palisades Township, Bergen County,
to name a new school being erected in
the Manor section after Baron Von
Steuben, German general, who aided
Washington in the Revolutionary War,
and who was afterward given land
grants near Newbridge bv Congress
in 1792.
It is alleged that because a majority
of the members of the Board of Educa?
tion arc of German descent and live in
j Peitzburg, always regarded as a Ger
\ man settlement, they have been influ
j enced to attempt conferring a German
name on the new school..Mayor Thomas
A. Yeardsley of the township last night
expressed astonishment that the board
had sufficient temerity to consider the
name of Von Steuben in view of the
recently concluded war against Ger
, many. The Mayor said that if any
board member were rash enough to
mention Von Steuben at the board
meeting to be held Saturday or at the
exercises in connection with the school
dedication there would be trouble.
Discussing the proposition of the
school board, the Rev. James Graham,
llacker.sack pastor, said that there
were too many good Americans for
whom the school could be named to
render advisable the consideration of
a German name, no matter what its
historical association. James C. Mont?
gomery, Clyde Bogert and Samuel
Richards represented Hackensack citi?
zens at the board meeting. They de?
nounce the plan of naming the school
for Yon Sleuben.
F. J. Reid, township committeeman,
said to-night:
"I do not believe the name Yon
Steuben would inspire our children as
might such names as Washington,
Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton or Roose?
velt. I ?must say I do not comprehend
the motive of an American Board of
Education which proposes to attach a
German name to an American school
i in view of recent history."
De Valera Takes Peace
Plan to Ireland; Final
Basis Not Yet Reached
Russia Indignant at Her Failure
To Be Invited to Anns Conference
STOCKHOLM, July 21 (By The Associated Press).?M. Ker
gentseff, chief of the delegation of Soviet Russia to Sweden, to-day
handed to Sheldon L. Crosby, the American Charge d'Affaires, a long
note protesting against the failui-e to invite Russia to the Pacific con?
ference in Washington.
The note expresses astonishment at the omission, considering, it
says, that Russia is a sovereign power and that both the Russian Re?
public and the Far Eastern Republic possess territories along the
Pacific. It protests against the suggestion that other powers should
look after Russia's interests at the conference and declares that the
Russian government cannot, under any circumstances, permit other
powers to argue for her.
Complaint is made in the note that the attitude of the promoters
of the conference is completely in favor of the Russian counter revolu?
tion and a new manifestation of the system for intervention in Rus?
sian affairs.
British to Add Bombs Sink
To Navy Despite: Hnge German
Disarming Call Dreadnought
Lloyd George Announces in
Commons Government
Has Decided It Must Have j
Four New Capital Ship*
"White Australia" Urged
Premier Hughes Says Har?
ding Plan's Success Rests
on Settling Pacific Issues
From The Tribune's European Bureau
Copyright, 1021, New York Tribune Inc
LONDON, July 21. ?Great Britain
cannot postpone action on her naval
building program until after the Wash?
ington disarmament conference, Pre?
mier Lloyd George told the House of
Commons to-day. He announced that
the government had decided to proceed
with the construction of four capital
warships to replace obsolete types, as
provided for in the naval estimates re?
cently approved by Parliament.
The Premier said be didn't see how
the Washington conference would affect
the construction of these four ships.
He expressed belief that the disarma?
ment discussions in the American cap?
ital in November would be a complete
succ?s?, but he felt that the English
government would be derelict in its
duty if it permitted the efficiency of
the admiralty to drop. Therefore, he
said, action on the contracts for the
construction of the new warships could
not be postponed. The battleships are
to cost a total of ?28,000,000.
Far East Issues First
Lloyd George said that by going
ahead with the building of these ships
the government was not committing
itself to any other building program.
He expressed belief that a frank and
friendly discussion of the question of
disarmament among the chief naval
powers might result an an understand?
ing that would eliminate the competi?
tive building of warships, but that
meanwhile the British Admiralty coul4
not halt operations.
The Premier refused to answer the
question whether the Washington con?
ference would result in a limitation of
British naval expenditures.
Premier William M. Hughes of Aus?
tralia, delineating the attitude of his
government toward international dis?
armament in an address to-day before
the American Luncheon Club here, saij
that there was no hope for the success
of President Harding's disarmament
conference unless the Pacific ppwers
could reach a prior agreement as to
the respective rights in that ocean of
Japan, Great Britain and the United
Premier Hughes, suggesting the slo?
gan of "A White Australia" as the
Monroe Doctrine of his land, pointed
out that it had vital -nterests at stake
in th? Pacific.
League Is Called Dead
"This November conference will suc?
ceed only if it recognizes facts," he
said. "War springs from a clash of
conflicting interests, and there are
some interests so vital that they can?
not be yielded except under the com?
pulsion of force.
"Let me ask whether Americans can
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Wounded Auto Bandits at
Bay in Syracuse Swamp
Two of Five, Cornered After
Road Battle, Said to Have
Eluded Posse and Escaped
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
SYRACUSE, July 21.?A sheriff's
posse has cornered in a swamp north
of this city at least three of the five
bandits who last night held up and
robbed James A. Davis at Constantino,
N. Y? and later bound and gagged
Hampton Rich, a Watertown taxi
driver, whom they had hired to drive
them to Syracuse.
Rich escaped from the barn near
Sandy Creek, N. Y., where the bandits
had left him, and telephoned the Syra?
cuse police, who met the speeding high?
waymen on the outskirts of Cicero. A
battle ensued as the sheriff and his
deputies pursued the bandits. At
Morey's crossing, the car ?.head struck
a huckster's wagon, u s the bandits
crawled from the wreck, one of them
was shot down, but his companion
picked him up and draped him into the
swamp by the roadside.
The ammunition of the sheriff's party
was soon exhausted and a hurry cali
?vas sent to Syracuse for reenforce
tuents. Before these arrived two ol
the bandits escaped. At least two ol
the three men still in the ?wamp ar?
believed to Ua wounded.
Ostfriesland., Once Pride of
Kaiser's Fleet. Wrecked
by 2,000-Pound Blasts
From Giant Aircraft
Three-Plane Men Jubilant
Regard Grand Finale of Sea
and Sky Tests as Proof
of New Warfare Phase
From a Staff Correspondent
Va., July 21.?The German battleship
Ostfriesland was sent to the bottom
in the grand f?ale of the navy air
| plane tests off the Virginia Capes tnis
j afternoon after six 2,000-pound bombs,
? not one of which made a direct hit, had
i Leen dropped at her from a height of
about 3,000 feet.
The huge enemy dreadnought sank
in just twenty-one minutes after the
attack with the heavier bombs by army
flyers, going down by the stern.
Damaged, but not unserviceable an a
consequence of three direct hits out of
five shots with 1,000-pound bombs in
the morning attack, the dreadnought
was not sunk until the second attack,
but then the huge bulk of the former!
German terror went down ignominious- !
ly as the prey of the 2,000-pound
To-day's work marked the fourth,
and last phase of the test? in which
army and navy airmen have tried their
attack against each of the principa!
types of modern naval vessels. First I
they attacked a submarine, second aj
destroyer, third an armored cruiser
and to-day a dreadnought.
Depends on Size of Bomb
Only the difference in weight of
bombs required to do the business dis?
tinguished these various attack-?, so far
as their effectiveness is concerned.
The submarines turned up their toes
under the first rain of 163-pound
bombs anl smaller destroyer fire. F he
destroyer was sunk by 250 and 200
pound bombs;. The armored cruiser
required 600-pound bombs to put her
clown, and finally the battleship with?
stood the fire of all the attacks until
the present maximum size 2,000-pound
bombs were reached.
While it is true that yesterday's
attack by the smaller bombs somewhat
weakened the Ostfriesland, which had
sunk two feet at the stern during the
night, and probably another foot dur?
ing the morning tests, there were not
many who had faith in the claims of
the airmen that bombs from the air
could sink a modern battleship.
To all the end came as an astounding
and almost incredible happening,
though the dropping of the 2,000-pound
bombs from the great Martin bombers
and the two Handley Page machines,
winch came out from Langley Field,
nearly a hundred miles distant, had
been anticipated as the big event of
the experiment.
At 12:17 a shout went up. But it
ended in a laugh, for this aiming shot
with a sand loaded shell fell 150
feet ahead of the bow of the German
warship. At 12:19 came the first of
the real bombs. It fell short of the
mark by approximately 100 feet,
throwing high into the air a column
of spray mixed with the black of the
ascending smoke. At 12:21 p. m. came
the third bomb. It fell wide by 300
fet-c of the bow of the ship.
The fourth shot from the ever-cir?
cling giant plane came at 12:22. It
fell just off the starboard side of the
Ostfriesland, abaft her mainmast.
Fifth Bomb Shakes Ship
The fifth bomb was the first to shake
the ship. This struck close to the
starboard side of the bow. In a great
geyser of water thrown up by the ex?
plosion went a portion of the free?
board about -fifty feet back from the
bow and water gushed over the fore
<Continued en pig? three)
18 Killed in Italian Riots
Communists and Fascist! Meet
in Renewed Battles
ROME. July 21.?Four Fascist! were
killed and tfiany wounded in an en
counter with carabineers at Sarzana,
Province of Genoa. Later. Communists
attacked the Fascist!, killing four.
In similar disorders in other towns
! ten persons were killed and fifteen
! wounded.
Rfaii .Tos?ph C, Lincoln's n??? book,
"Galush? the Magnifk-eii'..'' li at bookstore?.
? -
Lloyd George Proposal of
Dominion Home Rule,
With Ulster Safeguard?
ed, Goes to Dail Eireann
Truce Con tilines
Pendiii?: Decision
Both Sides Are Hopeful;
Sinn Fein Leader May
Consult Craig at Once
By Arthur S. Draper
From The Tribune's European Hura?a
?"opyright. 102', -New York Tribune Inc.
LONDON, July 21.?Eamor. ?4
Valera, president of "the Irish rt*
public," will leave London for Dub?
lin with his followers on the first
train to-morrow morning to lay be?
fore the Dail Eireann, or the -Sifin
Fein pari lament, the peace pro
| posais made to him in a final con
I ference to-day by Premier Lloyd
Lloyd George handed to De Valera
a memorandum embodying the basir:
upon which the British government
is willing to enter a tripartite ??in?
ference for the settlement of? the
Irish question. The Sinn F?in
leader passed more than an hour at
? the Premier's official residence in
Downing Street, most of which time
j Lloyd George took to explain the
proposition which he was handing
De Valera in writing.
Basis Not Yet Reached
The republican leader conferred
immediately with his advisers who
are in London, and a few minutes
later a communique was issued at
the Premier's residence, in which
Lloyd George and De Valera joined
in saying that the basis of a final
peace conference had not yet been
reached. It added that De Valera
would communicate with Lloyd
George from Ireland.
The nature of Lloyd George's pro?
posals is not known. lloliof I? ex?
pressed that they embody the dominion
home rule plan, with reservations fot
Ulster that have been the subject mat?
ter of the conferences between Lloyd
George and De Valera in all their meet?
ings i'-nd also between Lloyd George
and Sir James Craig.
De Valera refused to- light to divulge
the contents of tho Premier's memo?
randum. He said his understanding
wa.? that nothing regarding the pro
posais wa to be given out until he
could consult, with members of the
Dail Eireann. He will convene thiu
body next week.
The British government has agreed
to the immediate release of the mem?
bers of the Dail Eireann who remain
in jai!. It is beli v id that De Valer?
will meet Sir Jamea Craig, the Ulstei
! Premier, this week end, but this wa*
' denied in some circles. Within tw<
week- De Valera and his followers ar?
. planning to be back in London.
Both Sides Hopeful of Peace
The unusual secrecy which ha
mark? ?i the negotiations from the out
set ? f the London .-onference betweei
Lioyd George and De Valera is stil
preserved, but tier* is no questio
; that both sid 's are extremely hopefu
I that they are now W?ll on the way to
: ward a peaceful solution of a long; Ugh'
i The truce in Ireland will continue .i
force for an indefinite period.
General Jan C. Smut.-, Premier of th
; Union of Forth Africa, talked with D
! Valera again this afternoon. It i
' likely that he, too, will go to Dubli.
j this week-end.
In view of the fact that a false in
' pression might be created by the stat?!
j ment in the communiqu? that no bas'
for a conference had been reached,
pointed cut -.hat no matter how sa
; isfactory the Premier's proposa
? might have s?*emed to De Valera pe.
' sonally, he was powerless to accei
them and could only transmit them 1
' the Sinn F?in Parliament. Lackir
i plenipotentiary powers, De Yalei
could only accept the Premier's men
oiiindum and promise an early reply.
The outstanding teature of the situ
| tion now is the spirit o:* conciliate
? that still animated all the negoti
: tions. After a fortnight of <*uiet t
n r.ianJ in Ireland for permanent pea
is greater than ever.
A dozen or more L'iiionists met V.
ten Chamberlain, government leader
! the House of Commons, this morning
enter a protect against im- Irish i
; gotiations and demand that the rights
Ulster l>e safeguarded. The fact tl
. only tw?> : j of the i louse
Commons have deserted the governm?
| ranks because o:' dissatisfaction w
Lloyd George's policy reflects th?' ui
nimity of opinion here. Apparen
' Chamberlain had no difficulty in
??ssuring the Unionists.
Plan Acceptable to Sinn F?in
The Tribune learns from a high
j vhority that Ireland can have doinin
? rule, and the Sinn F?in will ace
1 thi.-*. Neither side wants to resume
I lighting, but there probably will bee
1 siderable stalling and bluffing befor
linal settlement is reached.
There are obvious reasons why
sudden settlement might ha*.?:
! ?urious effects politically on 1;
I Lloyd George and De Valera. espec
'' lv so in the cas?-- ot" th?- former,
cause the Premier i*. passing tbro.
an exceedingly trouble
? mentary stage. If th.' .*- inn I'
i jumped at a ?-? ttlem i Geo
'might be charged with striking ?*? p
| bargain, while De Valera might
I charged with weakheartednesn. In
j words of the old war-time com?
' niques, ?leguti-QioQ? "ara deveioi

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