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First to Last ? the Truth: News?Editorials?Advertisements
Showers to-day and probably to
morrow; moderate temperature?
and moderate south and
southwest winds.
Fall Report on Last Pago
Lockwood to
Quit Unless
Partv Unites
Warning Given in Fight |
for Candidate; Ami-'
Tammany Men Say Sen- ?
ator Will Be Named ?
Livingston Faces
Leadership Loss
Price Told to Avoid Kings
Chief; Koenig Calls for
Brooklyn Head?oTieket j
Yesterday was- Ultimatum Day
among the confussd anti-Tammany i
Senator Charles S. Lockwood served
an ultimatum on the Republican .
leaders that unless there is substan- i
tial unanimity among the Republicans
in all tho boroughs they could count
him out of the Mayoralty race, as he
wanted to go on practicing law and |
winding up the affairs of the Lockwood
housing committee.
Republican leaders in Brooklyn
?erved an ultimatum on Elections
Commissioner Ja.ob A. Livingston
that unless he kept his promise made
in the presence* of witnesses to Sen?
ator Lockwood to support him loyally
?n the primaries he would wind up
with only one vote in the executive
committee and that his days of politi- !
cal leadership were numbered.
Manhattan and Brooklyn Republicans
served an ultimatum on Joseph M.
Price, leader of the coalitionists, that
if he wanted the confidence of the !
steering committee he Would stay away !
from Elections Commissioner Living- I
ston and get his news from the Brook- j
v lyn members of the steering committee |
?Senator Calder, United States Ap- ?
praiser Kracke and Mrs. Beatrice V, i
Troubles Soon to End
Finally, as an end to a perfect dog- j
day. Dr. E. E. Hicks, of the coalitionist ?
executive committee, took to the execu- j
tive committee of the coalitionists at ?
the Commodore, a resolution calling j
for the dislandment of the coalition
committee. But the good natured doc?
tor's wrath cooled at the meeting of
the commitec and he did not introduce
his resolution. ?
The anti-Tammany leaders are con- i
?dent that they are getting all of their j
pre-primary troubles out of their col- ]
lective system, and that on Tuesday ;
they will be able to name a winning
ticket with Lockwood for Mayor, Cur- ?
ran for Comptroller and an indepen- ?
dent Democrat for President of the '
Board of Aldermen.
Senator William M. Calder will be j
back in town to-morrow more confident |
than ever that the steering committee ,
will unanimously agree on Senator j
Lockwood for Mayor and that the re- j
mainder of the ticket, and the idatform, ;
when it appears, will put Tammany on |
the defensive.
The meeting of the executive com?
mittee of the coalitionists lasted for,
two hours and a half. Mr. Price pre
sided, and about fifteen of tho twenty
nine members were in atten 'anee. The
situation, especially in Brooklyn, was j
canvassed. Messrs. Price and Allen, ?
who called on Commissioner Livingston j
on Thursday for information about the ?
solidarity of the Republican organiza- j
tion behind Senator Lockwood, told the j
committee about their interviews. They j
said afterward that they had not been
criticized for their mission.
"There is no change in the situation,"
said Mr. Price. "I fully expect that at
the meeting of the steering committee i
on Tuesday next we shall agree upon a !
ticket. The situation is such that a !
compromise candidate might possibly !
be chosen, although I am not raying !
that such a matter is scheduled for !
discussion. My position is the same as <
it has been, namely, that the designa- |
tion of a Brooklyn* man for Mayor is j
not absolutely necessary."
Report Being Prepared
When asked about the possibility of j
discarding all of the names under dis- ?
cUBsion and choosing Justice Cropsey !
or Henry W. Taft, Mr. Price said there j
was "nothing in it." He refused to ,
disewss at any length the doings of the !
executive committee, saying that there j
Was an understanding that the execu?
tive committee would report to the full j
coalition committee at tho Commodore i
on Monday night next.
When Mr. Price was asked about the !
resignations from day to day from his j
committee of men and women, who de- \
clan.- their intention to support Major i
La Guardia in the primaries, he said :
that there had been only five resigna?
tions from a committee of 325, and that
the committee did not worry about
Senator Lockwood came in from
Long Branch to talk with Republicans
(Continus, on page three)
Soviet Reported Ready
To Give Up Government
Offers to Abdicate in Favor of |
Socialist Ministry, Says
Prague Dispatch
Special Cable to The Tribuna
Copyright, 1021, New York Tribune Inc.
BERLIN, July 29.?According to ad- j
vices from Prague, Bohemia, which are j
?regarded with great skepticism in au- :
thoritative circles here, the Bolshevik ;
fovernmcr.t in Moscow has expressed ?
Its rcadi__ss to abdicate in favor of a |
ministry composed of Socialists, Social j
Revolutionaries and Mensheviki. The ,
report adds that certain Socialist and ;
revolutionary leaders in Prague have ;
80_e to the Russian frontier, believing
Bat the downfall of the Lenine-Trotzky !
regime is imminent.
You're Away
Make sure of having The
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ing your newsdealer to i-._ke
arrangements with us to de?
liver The Tribune to your sum?
mer address. Or if you pre?
fer telephone Beekman 3000.
Mrs. Stone Tells of Struggle j
To Save Husband on Mountain
Wife of Purdue President Saved by Chance as
She Lost Grip Trying to Rescue Him From
Abyss and Struck on Ledge on Bare CM
BANFF, Alb., July 29.?The theory
of how Mrs. W. E. Stone, wife of the
president of Purduo University, dangled
at the end of a rope in mid-air and
then dropped exhausted^ on a four-foot
ledge, tho only break in a precipitous
cliff hundreds of feet high, after an
unsuccessful attempt to save her hus?
band, who had fallen into a crevice
below, was revealed to-day in a dis?
patch received here from tho corre?
spondent of The Calgary Herald.
Mrs. ?Stone is now in an improvised
camp on the mountain side recovering
from the experience of lying on the
tiny ledge for eight days without food
or water until rescued by Rammer, a
Swiss guide, who carried her down the
steep mountainside to safety.
The correspondent told how she hac
watched her husband fall as they wert
attempting to climb Mount Eanon, anc
then attempted to lower herself witl
the rope in the hope of rescuing him.
I The rope, however, wna too short,
I and after hanging alongside tho moun?
tain and finding she was unable to pull
I herself back up, she let go, expecting
to plunge to her death in the abyss
below. Fate intervened and she landed
on the narrow ledge, a drop of ten feet.
I Members of the party that rescued
?Mrs. Stone arc busy building a raft to
convey her down the Marvel Lakes, the
first stage of the fifty-five-milo trip to
! civilization. The search for Dr. Stone's
?body has proved unavailing and mem?
bers of the rescue party are nearly
j exhausted from their efforts to lind
him. It is probable that the body will
bo left until another and better
equipped search party can be organ?
Mrs. Stone is still weak, but Dr. Bell,
of Winnipeg, who has been with her
since she was found on Sunday, is
confident she is now out of danger. Al?
though she has had little sleep and
nourishment since she was found she
I was able on Wednesday evening to
1 (Continued on page four)
$100,000 Slush
Fund Rumored,
Devaney Says
Detective Swears He Heard
at Albany This Was Sum
Backers Were Using to
Grease the Lusk Bill
Denies Liquor Parties ?
Senator's Boom for Gov?
ernor Considered in Push?
ing Measure, He Testifies i
K'^ ___________
Detective Bernard J. Devaney, who
aided in raising $10,000 of the slush
fund collected by the detectives to
lobby the Lusk detective higher salary
and permanent job bill through the
Legislature, yesterday testified before
Commissioner of Accounts Hirshfield:
1. That he had heard talk in Albany
that $100,000 in all had been raised
to get the Lusk bill through the Legis?
2. That Detectives Cornelius J.
Brown and James G. Geg-an had said
that they wanted Lusk to get all the
credit for passing the bill, as it would
help him in his ambitions to be Gov?
ernor. '
3. That it was not generally known |
among the detectives that Lusk was
presented with the $1,131 silver serv?
ice by Gegan and Brown until it was
exposed in the newspapers.
4. That Jack Kleist, the lobbyist,
who received $10,000 of the slush fund
?$4,000 of which he returned after the i
bill was vetoed?had introduced De?
vaney to Assemblyman Franklin W.
Judson, of Rochester.
Didn't See Him at Station
Devaney said that he did not remem?
ber seeing Assemblyman Judson at the
West Eighty-sixth Street police station,
where Kleist and the detectives dis?
cussed raising the slush fund. Com?
missioner Hirshfield then read from the
testimony of Detective Thomas J. Finn,
who two weeks ago swore that Kleist
brought several assemblymen to the
West Sixty-eighth Street station, men
tioning, among others, Assemblyman '?
Judson. Finn testified that he had the !
detective squad at the West Sixty- ?
eighth Street station demonstrate the j
method of taking finger prints for the
Rochester Assemblyman. Devaney in-1
sisted that he first saw Judson in Al-]
bany, when Kleist introduced them. j
Hirshfield will invite Assemblyman j
Judson to appear before him to testify |
in view of his repudiation of the testi- j
mony of Senator C. Ernest Smith, of I
Staten Island, who swore on Thursday
that Judson gave him the bill to intro-1
duce and that he talked to Judson j
about the stories that there was a |
slush fund raised to put the bill
through, and that Judson denied there
was any truth in such reports.
Judson, in an interview with The
Tribune's correspondent at Rochester,
denied that he ever had the bill or
gave it to Smith, or that he ever had
any talk with Senator Smith about a
slush fund, and also denied other
testimony tending to show that he had
killed legislation at the request of
Denies Wet Parties
Devaney was asked about parties
given by the detectives in Albany ?
where Scotch and rye whisky flowed ?
freely and at which detectives threw
hats of legislators out of the windows.
"I never heard of those parties," re?
plied Devaney. "1 never saw anybody
(Continued on page three)
Rioting Convicts Wreck
Prison Factory; 1 Slain
Several Guards Injured in
Oklahoma Institution Quell- ;
ing Well Planned Outbreak '
M'ALESTER, Okla., July 29.?-One. !
convict was killed, a building was I
wrecked and several guerds were I
slightly injured in a riot which broke ?
out in the shirt factory at the state
penitentiary this afternoon.
Mack Whitehead, life termer, from j
Pittsburg County, was killed when he j
attempted to rush guards.
The determination of the convicts to
break up the shirt factory was evi?
dently hatched several days ago, ac?
cording to prison authorities. With one
accord, they began to wreck the mach?
inery, break out the windows and at?
tack all the guards in the factory.
Armed guards leveled rifles on the
rioters and ordered them to stop. The
life termer who was killed, instead of
complying, drew a knife and made a
rush. One shot was fired, dropping
him. Order was restored in twenty
A. R. Garrett, deputy warden, de?
clared the convicts made no attempt to
escape and seemed bent only on de?
stroying the shirt plant, which recently
was installed.
"Some of the unruly prisoners had
been reading about the PilUburg riot
and they thought they could put some?
thing like that over i$i us," the war?
den declared.
Woman Driven
Insane by Heat
That Kills Two
Temperature Only 84, but
Prolonged Hot Spell Is
Taxing Reserve Strength;
Relief Not Yet in Sight
Six More Are Prostrated
Court Rebukes Citizen Who
Dislikes Village Shower;
Voices Envy of Bathers
Continuation of sweltering weather
yesterday resulted in two deaths, a
half dozen prostrations, and a case of
temporary insanity. The highest offi?
cial temperature, however, was only
84 degrees, five below the record of
Thursday. Some relief was brought
by thunder showers in the late after?
noon and breezes in the evening.
Though the temperature was a few
degrees lower, New Yorkers continued
to suffer from the combination of heat
and humidity. The long duration of
the siege is telling on tempers and
bodies. Children and old people are
special sufferers. For to-day the
Weather Bureau holds out little hope
of any radical change.
Laborer Stricken at Work
The first death reported to the po?
lice was that of Samuel Atlas, thirty
eight years old, of 27 Rutgers Avenue,
a laborer, who was overcome in the
morning while at work at 250 Canal
The second death, reported in the
afternoon, w.is that of George Looman,
sixty-four years old, of 50 Cherry
Street, who died at 1 Fulton Market.
Excessive heat was given as the
cause of the temporary insanity of
Mrs. Philomena Zirpo, seventy-two
years old, of 214 Old Ridge Road, Long
Island City, who was taken from har
home by an ambulance surgeon from
St. John's Hospital to the Hunters
Point police station arid removed
thence to the Kings County Hospital
for observation.
Early in the afternoon neighbors
notified Zirpo, who is employed by the
Queen Street. Cleaning Bureau, that his
wife, instead of doing her housework,
was running about her home brandish?
ing an axe in one hand, a crucifix in
the other. It was necessary to call a
patrolman to prevent the woman from
injuring herself.
Complains of Village Tank
While most persons found quite
enough to do trying to keep cool, there
were some who enjoyed themselves
getting hot over the way others sought
relief. A man who described himself
as a taxpayer of Greenwich Village
walked into Jefferson Market court in
the morning and told Magistrate Max
S. Levine that the swimming tank in
the rear of the court, which has given
considerable fun to the youths and
grownups of the Village, should be
done away with. He said that those
who used the tank made altogether too
much noise. The older folks were as
bad as the kids, he said, and the thing
was an outrage.
The magistrate said: "If that tank
was carried into tho courtroom I
wouldn't, object a bit. If all the
neighborhood trotted into this room
with bathing suits on, and made a re?
spectable appearance, I do not believe
it would upset the dignity of the tri?
bunal. It is bo hot now I feel as
though I'd like to run around the cor?
ner in a bathing suit and plunge in
and revel with the kids."
So the taxpayer went back to his
taxpaying, and the judge remained on
. the bench.
Enright Asks
Tighe Arrest
For Rampage
Acts After Lahey Suspends
His Detective Sergeant
on Complaint of Women
and Children Victims
Suspected Hand
Book Is Defense
Inspector's Favorite Who
Ran Amuck Figured in
Many Other Assaults
Police. Commissioner Enright last
night ordered the arrest of Detective
Sergeant Charles F. Tighe of Chief
Inspector Lnhey's personal staff, who
on Thursday afternoon caused a reign
of terror at Ninth Avenue and West
Forty-third Street.
This action wa3 taken by Commis?
sioner Enright after Tighe had been
suspended from duty pending trial on
a charge of "conduct unbecoming an
officer and a gentleman."
Tighc's suspension and trial were
ordered yesterday afternoon by In?
spector Lahey, following tho complaints
of four women and two children who
had been among the thirty-odd per?
sons who wero either beaten with a
blnckjack or kicked and cuffed into a
rear room of the former saloon of
Patrick Coen, at 000 Ninth Avenue,
during the detective's wild and ap?
parently unprovoked rampage.
\Actims Charge Intoxication
Several of the victims of Tighe'3
indiscriminate attack upon persons in
the Coen establishment and upon
women and children in the street
alleged that he was intoxicated and !
demanded he be charged with felo- j
nious assault.
According to his record, Tighe is an
old hand at violating department
regulations. On numerous occasions I
in the past he was up on charges rang
ing from intoxication to beating pris- j
oners, but he seemed to bear a charmed |
life so far as punishment was con?
cerned, escaping generally with repri?
mands or light fines.
The most flagrant of his offenses, ac?
cording to a report of Police Surgeon !
Thomas F. McGoldrick, was committed j
in May, 1918, when he was charged i
with intoxication while on duty in the ]
Bergen Street station, Brooklyn'. He ?
was convicted and given six months' j
suspension. '
That he escaped a similar charge of j
diunkenness yesterday was said to be ?
due to tho fact that he was not exam- I
ined by a police surgeon immediately j
after the occurrence. This is required j
when a policeman is accused of intoxi- |
The hearing resulting in the suspen-1
sion of Tighe was ordered by Commis- ?
sioner Enright shortly before he wa3 ?
asked to make a full investigation by
Mayor Hylan. Inspector Lahey, in ad?
dition to taking the statements of tho
complainants and viewing their
bruises and discolorntions caused by
the detective's blackjack, questioned
Tighe and Detective Milton Kauffman,
who was with Tighe during the "raid,"
but who maintained a neutral attitude
and once endeavored to curb his broth?
er officer. As the complainants did not
implicate Kauffman in the attack, no
action was taken against him by In?
spector Lahey. ?
Tighe Suspected Handbook
Tighe, nervous and perspiring, bolted
from Inspector Lahey's office after the !
hearing. The inspector would not !
make known the explanation offered by
the detective, except to say that Tighe
had declared lie raided the Coen place
because he suspected a handbook on
the races was being conducted there,
and that he was compelled to use force
in handling the crowd that gathered.
Among the women complainants ap?
pearing before Inspector Lahey were
Mrs. Patrick Coen, wife of the pro?
prietor of the former saloon which
Tighe converted into a temporary
prison; Mrs. Ella Fitzgerald, white
haired and fifty years old, whose waist
was torn off by the infuriated detec
tive, and Mrs. Katherine Goete, who
alleged she was hit several times with
a blackjack while attempting to pro- |
tect her two-year-old daughter, Fran- ;
ces. Mrs. Coen was accompanied by j
her two children?Helen, seven years
old, and Katherine, three years old?
who, she said, suffered at the hands of
Mrs. Fitzgerald was the most serious?
ly injured of the women. Her waist
was torn off by Tighe so that it hung
from her in strips, and yesterday she
exhibited black and blue marks on her
arms and shoulders, which she said
had been made by Tighe's grip as
he flung her into the patrol wagon
which came to the scene after the de?
tective had kept more than thirty per?
sons in the room for nearly two hours.
Police Try to Hush Up Scandal
The police at the West Forty- j
seventh Street station, where twenty- :
four of Tighe's victims were charged !
by him with disorderly conduct, made |
every effort to keep the affair quiet. ?
Only those who bore no marks were ?
sent to the Night Court, where they |
(Continued on pan? three)
Pastor and Son Put in Cell
After Neighbor Is Clubbed
The Rev. James Barnes Deojay, pas- !
tor of Christ Church, Mariner's Island.
S. I., and his son, Leon Deojay, twenty
nine years old, were arrested Wednes?
day night, it was learned yesterday,
charged with felonious assault. The
complainant is John Stanisana, a for- j
mer Methodist minister, of 384 Union
Avenue, Mariner's Harbor. Stanisana
is now employed in the offices of the
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Magistrate j
William Croak, in the Stapleton police j
court, held the Deojays in $1,000 bail
each for examination next Tuesday.
Some mystery attaches to the case '
and efforts have been made to suppress '?
the facts. Stanisana appeared in !
the West Brighton police station to |
make his complaint with head and face j
bai.daged. He refused a statement as j
to what gave rise to the qunrrel be
tween himself and the Rev. Deojay, as- j
sorting -that the facts would be revealed j
iu court, The Deojays, father and, son, j
also refused to explain the cau.e of
the fight.
Neighbors of Stanisana said last ?
night'the dispute arose over a six-year- !
old daughter of Stanisana, who has I
been boarding for some time with the i
Deojay family. The Deojays home is at j
.01 Washington Avenue.
The story told by residents in the !
vicinity is that the Rev. Deojay calletl !
Stanisana Wednesday night on the tele- j
phone, asking him to come and get
his child. Stanisana, it is said, went
to the Deojay house and what took
place there can only be conjectured
from injuries displayed by Stanisana
in court. When the neighbors broke
in, according to a story they told the
police, Stanisana was standing at bay
while being attacked with clubs.
Rev. Deojay and his son spent
Wednesday night in the West Brighton
police station in default of bail. Yes?
terday when questioned both denied
that they had been arrested and denied
also that they were charged with as?
sault. The cha-^e, however, appears
on the police bitter, i
Six Million
Hungry Rush
On Moscow
AdvanceForce of Frenzied I
Horde Storms Tamboff, !
Loots Stores and Eats
Fire Department Horses
Red Guards Refuse
To Fire on Mobs
Special Shock Troops to|
Defend Cities ; Workers |
Slain in Petrograd Riot
By Joseph Shaplen
Special Cable to The Tribune
Copyright, 1021, New York Tribune Inc.
BERLIN, July 29.?Six million hun- j
gry and ragged peasants are marching !
on Moscow in an effort to get food,
according to the official Bolshevik
newspaper in the capital, Izvestia. The
vanguard of these starving hordes has
reached Tamboff, and, maddened by
hunger, has overwhelmed the Red I
army detachments stationed in that i
city, looted all the stores and ware?
houses, seized every morsel of food, i
and even killed and devoured the j
horses belonging to the city's fire de?
Izvestia admits that the Red guard
at Tarnboff refused to fire on the mobs.
_ Similar invasions have occurred at
Yaroslav and Nijni Novgorod.
Panic stricken by the advance of
this human avalanche toward Mos- I
cow the Soviet war commissariat is
rapidly forming special bodies of
shock troops, consisting of sharp- I
shooters and cavalry, for the defen3c j
of Moscow and Petrograd. The only
persons admitted to these bodies are
able-bodied young men who have |
passed through the special military j
and political courses established by j
Minister of War Trotzky. Special
Communist detachments, made up only ?
of tried and true Communists, are be- ?
ing formed for the defense of other ?
leading cities and the protection of j
the railway junction at Kiev. These
detachments are being placed under |
the authority of provincial extraor- ?
dinary commissions.
Workers Shot Down in Petrograd !
Many workers are reported to have
been killed or wounded in a labor dem?
onstration in Petrograd, in which 3,000
working men and women advanced on
the offices of the Petrograd Soviet, de?
manding bread. The reply of the Red
officials was to meet the assembled
proletarians with several squadrons of
Kirgiz cavalry, which fired into the
crowds. In the panic that ensued
the laborers broke ranks and fled, leav?
ing their dead and wounded in front
of the Soviet building.
The massacre so roused the ire of j
the working population in Petrograd
tha?: all the large factories were im- j
mediately closed by a protest strike. !
The strike started in the Baltic & Pu- !
tiloff works. |
The Bol3heviki placed the city under
martial law, and armed patrols, accom- \
panied by agents of the extraordinary ;
commission, invaded the working class
quarters and searched all dwellings
These patrols warned the workers
that if they refused to go back to
work they would be immediately ar?
rested. Most of the men and women
agreed to return, but hundreds who ig?
nored the summons, were placed under
The search of the dwellings lasted
all the night of July 19 and 20. By
energetic action the Red authorities
finally succeeded in breaking up the
strike and forcing all the workers to
go back to their factories.
Appeals To U. S. Women
Catherine Breshkovsky, "grandmother
of the Russian revolution." to-day for?
warded to the Tribune correspondent
from Prague this appeal to the women
of America to come to the aid of the
starving Russian people:
"A great part of mankind, a very
great and beautiful part of the human ;
family, is perishing from hunger, pov- i
erty and disease. A great part of j
European Russia is being depleted of I
its population. The fields and mead- j
ows, woods and valleys of my fair i
country are stricken with a terrible
"For a thousand years Russia stood ?
guard over the culture of mankind, ?
protecting the West from the onrush
of Eastern hordes who were ready to ?
drown in blood the triumphs of human
reason and spirit, and took upon her?
self the blows of barbarism.
"It was for this reason that, despite
their great natural capacities, the Rus
(Continuod on next page)
Housemaid's Auto Still
Belligerent With Police j
Miss Martin Has Another Mis-j
hap Up Port Chester Way;
Pays Sixth Fine in Court
PORT CHESTER, N. Y., July 29.?j
Miss Annie Martin, the only house- j
maid in Port Chester who owns her J
own car and is her own chauffeuse,
rendered jumpy by frequent mishaps,
drove to the left of one policeman
while keeping her eye on another at
Purchase Street and Post Road, Rye,
last night. Right then Miss Martin
received her sixth card since she
bought the car, March 17. To-day she
was fined $5 by Judge Thomas in the
Rye police court. The young woman
paid her fine with the remark that she
was "glad it was no worse."
On March 17, the day the car was
delivered to her, Miss Martin did up
the dishes early and started out for a
spin. She had not quite mastered the
steering gear, and because of that
knocked down thirty feet of iron fence
inclosing a millionaire's estate. On
March 19 Miss Martin encountered a
telephone pole head on. The radiator
of the car was* badly buckled and the
pole wrecked. She was fined $10 by
Magistrate Coward, of Port Chester.
Tho car was not repaired until April 1.
A few days after that it chased Pa?
trolman Tim Murphy all over Liberty
Square. Judge Coward assessed Miss
Martin another $10. On July 25 she
paid $25 in Rye police court for nearly
running down Patrolmen Frank Gedney
and George Bayha at Rye Beach. After
her last police court experience Miss
Martin said:
"It'_ all" nervousness. Whenever I
see a policeman I want to go the other
way, but the car heads straight for
him. I suppose I'll learn in time, but
it certa?-ly. does run ?ato money,'*
British King Declares
Northcliffe Interview
On Irish a Fabrication
Harding Set;
Against Extra!
Arms Parley!
Also, President Holds to
Belief Powers Can Settle
All Questions in Council
as Arranged Originally
By Carter Field
WASHINGTON, July 29. ?President
Harding is unmoved so far by the
arguments of the British, Japanese and
French for postponement until spring
of the conference on armament limita?
tion, Pacific and Far Eastern questions.
The President is understood to have
told visistors to-day that he still con?
sidered November 11 as the most likely
Incidentally, the President clearly is
delighted with the progress made
toward the conference. He believes
that a satisfactory solution of all the
controversies between this country and
Japan, coupled with an armament lim
itaton agreement which would enable
this country as well as others to reduce
taxes necessitated by the naval build?
ing program, would make his Admin?
istration stand out in history as one
j during which the greatest step toward
making wars unlikely was accom?
A somewhat detailed explanation of
the Administration's position in op?
posing the preliminary conference sug?
gested by the British Foreign Office
through Sir Auckland Geddes was made
by a high Administration spokesman
Announcement Definite
"So much has appeared in the papers
emanating from London in regard to
to a preliminary conference," he said,
"that I may say in regard to it that
the attitude of this government is
] sympathetic toward any suggestion
tending to insure the success of the
coming disarmament conference. How?
ever, the President's announcement
j concerning the conference was definite
! as to the object, the subject to be dis
! cussed and where it wa3 to be held.
| And we have received manifestations
I of acquiescence fromall the powers with
no qualifications as to the placo or
the purpose of this conference.
"A distinction exists between the
conference itself and a preliminary con?
ference. The suggestion of a prelim?
inary conference would tend to convey
?the impression that there are to be two
?conferences, that it is the intention to
put off indefinitely the conference on
?disarmament while the preliminaries
?are being discussed. I do not think it
is well to give the impression that the
real conference will be held at an in?
definite time or to make it appear that
the success of the disarmament confer?
ence hinges on the success of the pre?
liminary conference.
"We would take a good many chances,
one way or the other, by holding a pre?
liminary conference or-by holding one
conference and then another. The pre?
liminary conference, therefore, is such
? a departure, and involves so many con?
tingencies that it can hardly be re
i garded with favor. No adequate reason
exists for holding it.
Would Avoid Haste
"Should such a conference be hur?
riedly called the opinions of the do?
minion premiers would of necessity
have to be briefly presented. The Far
Eastern powers would be incommoded
in having full representation and any?
thing that might be done in that way
would have to be referred back to the
distant powers.
"As to the date of the actual con?
ference itself this government does
not object to late October or early
September, but desires a time when
all can come and none will possess any
advantages. Frankly, we are anxious
to have it as early as possible.
"In the event of a preliminary con?
ference being held '.he powers not in?
vited would be perfectly right in re?
garding it as a discourtesy. I don t
think the American people would like
! i*. very well, either--the spectacle of
two great governments powerfully rep
! resented at a preliminary conference.
How would the Eastern powers feel
about it? The American ?.copie are
whole-heartedly behind this thing, and
I am sure that their opinion would be
against a conferences or anything which
: might tend to obscure the real issues
! and the prospect of a speedy consid
| eration of disarmament."
??_--_____________-_____?--. I
Lord NortJicliffe Sends
Denial to King George
WASHINGTON, July 29. ?
After reading dispatches from
London of Premier Lloyd George's
presentation of King George's
statement in the House .of Com?
mons to-day, and the Premier's
comments, Lord Northcliffe sent
the following cablegram to the
King's private secretary, Lord
Stamf ordham :
"Please convey to his majesty
with my humble duty my denial
of ever having ascribed to his
majesty the word or words as
stated by the Prime Minister yes?
terday. I gave no such inter?
France Drops
| Plan to Speed
Silesian Force
Briand Prevents Break in
Cabinet; Wins Approval
of Delay Until Supreme
Council Has Heard Him
Will Insist on Priority
! British Ambassador Helps
in Solution; Italy Sides
With London in Dispute
Special Cable to The Tribune
Copyright, 1021, New York Tribune Inc.
PARIS, July 29.?The French govern?
ment's determination to dispatch rein?
forcements to Upper Silesia regardless
of the opposition of Great Britain t<
this move was virtually abandoned to?
night. Premier Briand succeeded ir
winning the members of his Cabinel
j over to a policy of conciliation aftei
! two meetings, in which vigorous oppo?
sition to the Premier's policy devel?
The tenor of the voluminous Britisl:
note, which was considered by the Cab?
inet, caused several of the members t<
favor an immediate break with Londor
on the Silesian negotiations. But Pre
mier Briand gradually overcame th<
opposition, and it is apparent now tha
the French will probably withhold th<
dispatch of more troops to the plebi
scite district until the Supreme Alli?e
Council has had an opportunity to dis
cuss 'he plan.
Would Preserve Allied Unity
It is understood that the Frencl
reply to Premier Loyd George, whicl
was dispatched to-night, emphasize:
the desire of the French governmen
to maintain Allied unity. It suggest:
that in keeping with thi3 unity thi
Allies must adopt a uniform fron
toward Germany in order that Frencl
prestige in Berlin may be restored. T<
this end it propose? that Germany b
advised that the Allies are agreed tha
the dispatch of reinforcements t
Upper Silesia is necessary, and tha
the German government will be in
formed of the number of effectives an*
the date of their dispatch after th
Supreme Council has discussed th
It is understood that the French gov
eminent demands that the principle o
sending reinforcements shall be con
sidered at the Supreme Council meet
ing before the question of fixin
boundaries is dealt with. The belie
in Paris is that the British govern
ment will accept this stipulation.
The conference which Premier Br
and had this morning with Baron Hai
dinge, the British Ambassador i
Paris, is reported to have been mos
helpful in bringing about a solution c
the crisis. The Ambassador went t
the Premier's office at 11 o'clock, beai
ing the note from his government, an
talked with M. Briand for forty-fi\
minutes. Briand had to hurry away t
a meeting of his Cabinet, but coul
not present the British note until
had been translated, and so adjourne
the sitting until 3 o'clock.
Two Ambassadors Confer
Colonel de St. Aulaire, the Frene
Ambassador to the Court of St. James'
(Continued on next paie)
Hardings Depart on Yacht for
Ten Days' Rest in New England
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, July 29.?The Presi
! dent and Mrs. Harding, accompanied by
; a party of friends, started on their
; ten-days' vacation to-night when they
j boarded the Mayflower shortly before
j 6 o'clock and set sail for Plymouth,
; Mas3. Commander Holmes of the May
? flower expects to pass the Virginia
I Capes early to-morrow morning, when
; four battleships and six destroyers will
! pick up the Presidential yacht and
I serve as copvoy. The yacht expects
-to arrive at Plymouth before sunrise
I Monday morning. The party will go
? ashore at 9 o'clock and witness the
j exercises in connection with the ter
' centenary celebration of the landing of
i the Pilgrims. A banquet will be given
! the President that night, after which
| he will return to the Mayflower.
The yacht will proceed to Portland,
! Me-, Monday night and arrive there
[ JuAdgy morning, Automobile* will be
in waiting to transport the guests to
Mount Prospect at Lancaster, N. H., the
home of Secretary of War Weeks, when
the President's real vacation will begin.
It is known that the Executive and
Mrs. Harding are looking forward with
pleasure to the prospect of a real rest
ii the fastnesses of the White Moun?
tains. The past five months in the
White House have told heavily on Mrs.
Harding, and it has been her tendency
to overexert her strength, coupled with
the hot weather, that forced her to
take to her bed for a few days. She
had recovered to a large extent to-day,
however, and boarded the Mayflower
with the intention of returning feeling
at her best.
The list of guests includes Secretary
of War Weeks, Senator and Mrs. Fre
lir.ghuyser.. Speaker of the House and
Mrs. Gillett, Brigadier General Saw?
yer, Senator and Mrs. Phipps, Repre?
sentative an.l Mrs. Joseph Walsh, of
Massachusetts, Senator ? Hale and
George B. Chri^a-t-i-fi ..
Disclaims Story Asserting
He Told Lloyd George
Before Trip to Belfast
He Must Stop Killings
Lays Statement
Before Commons
Utterance Which Giused
Quarrel Given Out by
Steed, Publisher's Aid
From The Tribune's European Bureau
Copyright. 1821, New York Tribune Ino.
LONDON, July 29. ? Premier
Lloyd George in the House of Com?
mons to-day read a statement from
King George describing as "a com?
plete fabrication," certain state?
ments which The London Daily Mail
this morning quoted Lord North
cliff e as making in the United States.
The newspaper, which is owned by
Lord Northcliffe, said that he had
related a conversation which King
George was supposed to have had
with the British Premier prior to
the King's departure for Belfast to
open the Ulster Parliament. Ac?
cording to the newspaper, Lord
Northcliffe quoted the King as say?
"Are you going to shoot all the
people in Ireland?"
"No, your majesty," Lloyd George
was alleged to have replied.
"Can't Have People Killed"
"Well, then, you must come td
some agreement with them," the
King was said to have added. "This i
thing cannot go on. I can't have my J
people killed in this manner."
[Substantially these remarks -wer?
attributed to H. Wickham Steed, edi?
tor of The London Times and Lord
Northcliffe's traveling companion,
in an interview he gave out in New j
York last Sunday.]
The King's communication as read
by Mr. Lloyd George said:
"Hi3 Majesty the King has had
his attention directed to certain
statements reporting an interview
with Lord Northcliffe, appearing in
The Daily Mail and reproduced in
The Daily Express and some Irish
newspapers. The statements con?
tained in the report are a complete
fabrication. No such conversations
as those which are alleged took ?
place, nor were any such remarks as ?
those alleged made by His Majesty.
Kept to Tradition
"His majesty also desires it to be I
made quite clear, as the contrary is
suggested in the interview, that in !
his speech to the Parliament of i
Northern Ireland he followed the in- j
variable constitutional practice re?
lating to speeches from the throne
in Parliament."
Premier Lloyd George, supplement- ,
ing this note from the King, said:
"Lord Northcliffe's interview is be?
lieved to have been calculated to preju?
dice seriously the chances of an Irish,
settlement, as it has been circulated
freely in Ireland."
The Premier indicated his belief that)
the publisher had caused the interview
to be cabled to London, and after read?
ing the King's communication con?
"I hope that this statement may d_
something to sterilize the effects of the
criminal malignity which, for personal
ends, is endeavoring to stir up mis?
chief between the Allies and misunder?
standings between the Bnti?h Empire?
and the United States and te frustiate? j
the hope of peace in Ireland."
Not Printed in London
The storm over the alleged conversa- \
tion between the Premier _nd the King; j
broke with such suddenness in London I
that the public here was hazdly aware j
of the circumstances until the inci?
dent had passed. The original cable? |
dispatch carne to the Daily Mail of?
fice, but was printed only in the
editions of that paper w/wc. circul?t?
in Ireland, Scotland and Wales. There
was no hint of it in the London
editions of the paper. Some of the?
other morning papers hau lepublished
the dispatch and the evening paper?
were just beginning to print unofficial
denials of the story, when Premier
Lloyd George rose before a crowded ;
House and read the King's ?statement, j
His remarks were greeted with hearty
When ho had finished James Henry
Themas, Labor member, vigorously
seconded the Premier's remarks.
"There is an issue raise! in .hi?
matter," he said, "that is of more im-:
portanco than party politicians or*
newspaper proprietors."
He said it was the duty of theHousai
of Commons to approve this protest in !
the interest of constitutional govern. !
ment. -?
Northcliffe Departs for \
West After Lively Day ?
While Bathing Gives Lie to .
Curson Denial; Visits White :
House With Correspondente, \
' From 1 he Tribune'? Washington Bureau
t WASHINGTON, July 29.?What with' !
cabling King George's secretary that
a statement made by Lloyd George -,
: was false, and characterizing as a lie
' o statement by the British Foreign
i Office that Lord Curzon had nothing
! to do with the British Embassy her?
! snubbing him, Lord Northcliffe enjoved
j a second somewhat hectic day in Wash
[ ington.
I He had not quite finished hi* men**

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