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First to Last ? the Truth: News?Editorials?Advertisements
Shower? to-day: to-morrow probably
fair; not much change in tempera?
ture; moderate to fresh shifting
winds, becoming norihwest
I nil Report on Last Vac'i
Vol. LXXXI No. 27,289
(Copyright, MM1,
New York Tr'.bnwo Inc.)
? # * ??'*
In Greater New York
Within 200 Mil^s
?Curran and
Lockwood to
Lead Fusion
?Steering Committee of
Anti-Tammany Confer?
ence Is Unanimous for
Mayor and Comptroller
?rottx Man Wanted
For Third Place
?f. C. Miller Favored If He
Will Accept; Further
Action is Due To-day
?y unanimous vote of all counties
fcnd all organizations represented in I
the steering committee of the anti
?ammany conference yesterday morn?
ing at the Hotel Commodore. President
Henry H. Curran, of the Borough of
Manhattan, was pronounced the choice
pi the fusionista for Mayor, and Sen?
ator Charles C. Lockwood, of Brooklyn,
?n a similar way, was chosen for Comp?
That was as far as the steering com?
mittee g?t w-th *ts wor?? ?f agreeing
jopon a city ticket. All-day conferences
ef the leaders failed to produce the
man for the third place on "the ticket?
?resident of the Board of Aldermen.
In the Board of Estimate this is an im?
portant office, as the one who lilis it
has three votes out of the total of six?
teen; as many, in fact, as the Mayor or
Want C. C. Miller for Third Place
Former Borough President Cyrus C.
Kilter, of the Bronx, a "Democrat, prob?
ably can have the third place on the
ticket if he will take it. He is sup?
posed to be at Greensboro, Vt., on his
vacation. Richard W. Lawrence, presi?
dent of the Bronx Republican County
Committee, tried in vain to reach him
vesterday. If ho will not accent it. the
choice lies air.ong Vincent Gillroy. Kx
Senatu.' John V. Sheridan, both of the -
Bronx; Henry S. Thompson, former'
Commissioner of Water Supply; Joseph
M. Prosi.auer, the lawyer; Adolph Hup
fel and James A. Delehanty.
Richard W. Lawrence, the Bronx Re?
publican leader, persuaded the steering
cemmittee that it would be wise to
choose a Bronx man for third place
on the ticket, and the Bronx is likely
to pet it.
The lines are all set for a four-cor?
nered battle in the Republican pri?
maries on September 13 for the may?
oralty nomination. Major Curran will
have "the backing of the Republican or?
ganization. His competitors will be
Major La Guardia, President of the
Board of Aldermen; former Senator
Wiliiam M. Bennet, of Manhattan, and
County Judge Reuben L. Haskell, of
Brooklyn, who yesterday made, formal
announcement of his determination to
run and said his platform would be a
business administration and the repeal
of the Volstead prohibition act.
Judge Harkell makes no concealment
of the palpable fact that he is out for
the wet enrolled Republican vote in all
the five boroughs. Two years ago he
engaged in a somewhat similar battle
?gainst the Republican organization in
Kings, and beat the organization by
about 70,000 votes. The Republican
leaders say that the issue of prohibi
politically less acute than it
was two years ago, and that Haskell
"??il not run better than even with
Major La Guardia and forhier Senator
Bennett. The leaders say that Major
Curran, with the backing of the organi
?ation, ought to get 40 per cent of the
total enrolled vote, leaving 60 per cent
to b<! about equally divided among the
'? rnntendcrs.
Curran Outlines His Position
Borough President Curran, soon after
wing told that he had been chosen as
standard bearer, issued the following
"I deeply appreciate the honor that
the leaders of my party and the Inde?
penden- s and Democrats in the Coali?
tion Committee have confered upon me
in recommending to ths enrolled voter;
that I be nominated for the office of
Mayor of the City of New York. This
honor carries with it a responsibility
the seriousness of which I understand
very weil. There is no field in which
freater service can be given to the
people of our city to-day than in that
of the city's government. The power
there, for good or evil, as I know it
from ten years' experience, is so far
reaching that it affects the happiness
of every, woman and child, of every
r.ome in our city.
"I believe the people want ft change
?rom the present city administration.
From what I know of i.he incompetence
find impotence of that administration,
in the face of problems that demand
'he highest order of vision and con?
structive effort, I know that we need a
.?i>ge' anci nee(* '-? ver-v niuch.
My position from the first has been
w?t in making up the anti-Tammany
?wet I should be placed where I could
?rve best. That is my position to-day.
Have traveled a straight road through
Wese deliberations, and I never saw
My man lost in a straight road. I am
8'Sd that Senator Lockwood stands
with me in the contest. His splendid
(Continued on paga ttirt??
Explosion in Paterson
Dye Mill Kills Three
fiyjmenls of Whirling Drving
Machines Hit Workers; Two
More Expected to Die
PATERSON, N. J, Aug. 2.?Thr.e
n*n were killed and several injured se
[w-sly to-night when a drying machine
??t in the plant of the Standard Silk
2!.?* Cor,1!'--ny. Two were killed in
W 7,and the other nian died a half
pi" 8 he was admitted to the hos
ehlhe "Wnizz'" ? whirling drying ma?
ta ' Was revolving ?t about 6.000 revo
WnS *, minute when the inner va
?p??" ami caused the outer vat, which is
Fiv'-i ??' t0 scatUr in ?H directions.
mXr *ra>-men-s also caused cons i d
?oie damage within the drying sec
e?d.nt i plant* The cau!,e of the ac
?ynt has not been determined.
h'tZ? , d- Michail Ganger, Gus
.??is ' ?nd Martin Huzler, all of
c'ty, \vere working within a fe
chine when it burst
???It and Huzler were killed in
?J ?-neu struck by parta of th
;:'e and Gauger died within a ha!
In>t..Joseph's Hospital.
? frfl,r;v''',-i? Dox- of Paterson, suffere?
' -?red skull and possible interna
KTV Harry Bokeko, of Paterson
B" a compound fracture of th
< .??f5 5?d both le?8* Both a
V?>?fl to die.
Jury Acquits White Sox After
2 hrs.; Lifts Them, on Shoulders
Seven Players, Zork and Zelcer Cleared in World
Series Conspiracy; Hundreds in Court Shout
Approval as Judge Declares Verdict is Just
CHICAGO, Aug 2 (By The Associated
Press).?The seven former Chicago
White Sox baseball players and two
others on trial for alleged conspiracy
to defraud the public through throw?
ing of the 1919 world series games with
Cincinnati to-night were found not
guilty by a jury.
The verdict was reached after2 hours
and 47 minutes of deliberation, but was
not returned until forty minutes later.
Judge Hugh M. Friend being out of
court when the decision was reached.
The defendants were Buck Weaver,
third baseman; Oscar Felson, out?
fielder; Charles l?dsberg, shortetop;
Arnold Gandil, first baseman; Claude
Williams and Eddie. Cicotte, pitchers;
Joe Jackson, outfielder?all former
White Sox players?and Carl Zork, of
St. Louis, and David Zelcer, of Des
Moines, Iowa.
Announcement of the verdict was
greeted by cheers Irom the several hun?
dred persons who remaiacd in court for
the final decision, with shouts of
"Hooray for the Clean Sox!"
Judge Friend congratulated the jury,
saying he thought it a just verdict.
Eddie Cicotte was the first of the
defendants to reach the jurors. He
grabbed William Barrett by both
hands, shouting his thanks.
Joe Jackson, Claude Williams and
the others were close behind, and the
jurors lifted thorn onto their shoulders,
while flashlight photographs were
Bailiffs vainly pounded for order
and, finally noticing Judge Friend's
smiles, joined in the whistling and
cheering. Hats sailed high in the. air,
papers were thrown around and the
courtroom was the scene of the wild?
est confusion in any recent Cook
County criminal case.
As the jurors filed out of the room
they were slapped on the back and
shouted congratulatory words by the
The defendants on hearing the nine
verdicts solemnly read by the court
clerk gave vent to their feelings in
varied manner. Throughout the hours
the jury deliberated the men on trial
had paced up and down at times, gath?
ered in little groups to quietly discuss
the case or remained secluded.
When the three loud knocks on the
jury room door were heard, indicating
a verdict, every one jumped for the
courtroom, but the excitement was mo?
mentary, it being some time before
Judge Friend could be reached.
Buck Weaver and "Swede" Risberg
wcra the most exerted over the ver?
dict, grabbing each other by the arms
and shouting in their gladness.
Felsch and Williams merely smiled,
while Joe Jackson took the decision
very quietly. Gandil shook hands with
a few friends and quietly slipped from
the courtroom.
"I'll give a sailor's farewell to Ban
(Continued on pago five)
MacNeil's Son
Is Sued by Girl
For $25,000
Alniena Scorpioni Charges
22-Year-Old Member of
Noted Sculptor's Family
With Breach of Promise,
Was Part of Household!
Met Them in Italy and Was
Brought to College Point
Home To Be Companion
Claude MacNeil, twenty-two years
old, son of Herman A. MacNeil, the
?well known sculptor, has been made
defendant in a $25,000 breach of prom
i isa suit by Almena Scorpioni, an Ital
i ian and a former inmate otf the home
| of the MacNeils, at College Point. Ac
; tion was begun yesterday in the Queens
? Supreme Court. Complaint has been
j served on MacNeil, who declared last'
night that he would defend the suit.
Miss Scorpioni was brought to the
Long Island estate of the MacNeils from
j her home in Italy a year ago by Mr.
and Mrs. MacNeil. She is said to have
jbeen treated rather as a companion
; than as a servant of the family. She
?left the MacNeil home three weeks ago
and since has lived with an Italian fara
lily in College Point.
Claude MacNeil. who is completing
? his studies in sculpture under his
j father, preparatory to a course at the ;
Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, is charged
iwith having won the affections of Miss'
| Scorpioni during the time that she was
with his mother in the College Point
?home. He is declared to have prom?:
| ised to marry her.
Herman A. MacNeil is one of the
?most noted of American sculptors.
Both Mr. and Mrs. MacNeil are prom
j ;.,.-,-?? ;n the s^c'al r'"H artistic lif" of
Manhattan Long Island. Mrs. Mac
iveii wua idis? uarol brooks. ;Vne was
: married to the sculptor on December
j 25, 189C. They have an attractive home
?on the shore of Long Island Sound.
While, in Italy a year ago Mr. and
i Mrs. MacNeil met Almena Scorpiono
? and were attracted by her beauty.
! The young woman'* home was in the
! town of Perugia, Palermo. Her parents
j are peasants of the province. She ex
| pressed a desire to visit America and
j it was decided to engage her as Mrs.
| MacNeil's maid.
According to information obtained
j yesterday, the MacNeils assert the
i girl's relations with the family ended
j with such attentions as were shown
i her by Mrs. MacNeil in an effort to
, advance her education. The young
' woman in her complaint says that
; ("laude made love to her from the time
! of her arrival. She declares he prom
j ised to marry her even if his parents
j withheld their consent.
At his home last night the elder
! MacNeil admitted that papers in the
| action had been served on his son. He
! declined to discuss the case. Friends
j of the family asserted, however, that
! the suit was an outgrowth of misplaced
! confidence by Mr, and Mrs. MacNeil.
. It was said that young MacNeil does
' not understand Italian and Miss Scor
! pioni knows only a few words of Eng
! lish.
Among well known works of Mac
? Neil in sculpture arc "The Sun Vow"
i and "Last Act of the Moqui Snake
! Dance." He did important decorative
I work at the Chicago, Paris, Buffalo, St.
! Louis and Panama expositions. He has
I received awards of gold and silver
j medals from many American and for
! eign institutes.
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Rum Schooner
Seized Outside
3-Mile Limit
Coast Guards Capture Ship
Flying British Flag, With
S 144,000 in Whisky;
Captain and Mate Escape |
Huge Plot Is Confirmed
Transfer to English Registry
Without U. S. Cousent May
Result in Piracy Charge
The two-masted gasoline converted
schooner Henry L. Marshall, formerly
of Gloucester, Mass., with a cargo of
1,200 cases of whisky, valued at
$144,000, was seized outside the three
mile limit at 11 o'clock yesterday morn?
ing by the United States coast guard
cutter Seneca. The fact that the Henry
L. Marshall flew the British flag did
not save her.
This is the first, time the government
has attempted a seizure outside the
three-mile limit. It was said the basis
for the action was a navigation law
that gives the United States govern?
ment jurisdiction over all ships of
American registry on the high seas.
It is said that the Henry L. Marshall
was illegally under British registry,
being responsible in reality to the
United States Shipping Board. The law,
it now appears, has been interpreted hy |
government attorneys to applv :o a
United States craft and its office's and
crew regardless of the three-mile limit
law, and makes such shipping responsi?
ble under the Volstead act, the cus?
toms laws and all laws operative on
Not Duplicated Since Pirate Days
This new interpretation of the laws
is the most interesting phase of all the
sensational "rum-running" conspiracy
cases, and is said to have presented a
condition to the government agents not
met with since the days of piracy. It
removed all grounds for the belief of
alleged "rum runners" that they could
not be molested outside the three-mile
After being seized yesterday the
schooner was brought to Quarantine.
The captain and the mate escaped from
the vessel outside the three-mile limit,
putting off in a launch. The four men
of the crew were arrested as material
The Henry L. Marshall is the fourth
ship of the alleged rum-running fleet
I to fall into the hands of the agents of
the United States. The other three
schooners now held pending final dis?
position of their cases are the Curfew,
seized off the coast of Florida; the
Jennie T., seized at New Haven, and
the Pocomoke, seized at Atlantic City.
The men of the crew pluced under
technical arrest, gave their captain's
name as K. Klausen and that of the
first mate as E. Thompson. The men
held are Clarence King, of Barcelona;
M. Murphy, United States; L. Maul,
France and 1R Pike, Ireland. All said
they were able seamen. A preliminary
hearing in the caso was held yesterday
afternoon in the offices of Collec?
tor of Customs George W. Aldrich be?
fore Deputy Collector H. C. Stewart.
The hearing will be continued this
morning at 10 a. m.
The United States District Attor?
ney's officers and various other offi?
cials, following the seizure of the
Henry L. Marshall, confirmed beyond
(Continued on pro? five)
Cholera Fells!
Fleeing Mobs
Of Russians
Epidemie Spreads Among
Famine Fugitives and
Attacks Red Troops Out
to Stop Frenzied Rush
Dead Cover Roads
In Volga District
Soviet Warns No Political
ChangesWill Come from
the Present Conditions
Special Cable to The Tribuno
Copyright, 1921, New York Tribune Inc.
BERLIN, Aug. 2.?Hordes of peas?
ants fleeing toward Moscow from the
famine stricken regions along the
j Volga arc being mowed down like
grass by the violent increase of chol?
era, according to authoritative in?
formation reaching here. Unless the
rapidly spreading epidemic is checked
indications are that it will become a
greater menace than the famine itself.
The death rate is becoming enormous.
Red troops, sent to halt the mobs,
also are falling victims to the plague
and their ranks are being decimated
by the disease. This peril, added to
other difficulties, has caused a host
of desertions from the Red army, the
deserters joining the peasants. Ail ?he
roads through this region are covered
with dead.
Peasants Burn Homes
The peasants are burning up their
homes as they leave their villages and
troops of Trotzky's army, far from
halting the advance of the starving
millions, are fanning the general panic.
This is beginning to have its effect
even on troops in Moscow and Pet?
All the trustworthy Communists in
both cities have been ordered to take
up their residence in the armories in
order constantly to keep up the spirits
of the men. I
The Soviet government apparently
realizes that cholera is a greater men?
ace than the famine, for it has issued a
decree creating special missions to han?
dle the cholern situation solely, and
has informed the Committee of Sixty
three, organized to nglit tne famine,
that it will not tolerate any injection
of politics into its work.
In reply to the address of Kiskin,
one of the leading members of the
committee, in which he pleaded for the
cooperation of all elements of Russia
in alleviating the great misfortune that
had fall?n upon the people, Leo Kame
neff, chairman of the committee, speak?
ing for the government, warned that
no political changes need be expected
to result from the present crisis.
From other sources as well comes
the declaration that the Bolsheviki
will not lose control because of Rus?
sia's present crisis.
Soviet Denies Capitulation
"The Soviet recognizes its helpless?
ness in the face of the present situation
in Russia," says the Pravda, "but the
fact that Russia has been compelled to
seek aid from other peoples must not be
regarded as our capitulation. '
Pravda declares further that the So?
viet is determined to tight to the last
drop of blood against any attempts to
utilize the present moment as an oppor?
tunity f? *he revolutionary overthrow
of the B ' ?vist r?gime.
"As was to be expected," the Pravda
continues, '.Social Revolutionaries, So?
cial Democrats and cadets are hurrying
to utilize Russia's misiortune against
the government. These now declare
magnanimously that Europe must come
to Russia'-- iii(!. Of course the Soviet,
under the circumstances, has been com?
pelled to appeal to other peoples, but
it would be the height of absurdity to
think that, this means the surrender of
the Bolsheviki.
"On the contrary, the very fact that
the Soviet admits its helplessness
proves it Js sincere and docs not fear
"The government desires to correct
its mistakes, but it will fight against
these Judascs with all the powers at
its command.''
The Soviet has decided to form two
new labor armies of 60,000 men each,
which will be utilized in fighting the
famine and cholera. All men so con?
scripted will be warned that the govern?
ment will be guaranteed again.;t their
desertion by the lives and liberties of
their relatives, who, while left at large,
will be regarded as hostages.
Relief Agent to Get
Guaranty From Bussia
Mo Food To He Distributed
Until American Prisoners
Are Safe Out of the Country
LONDON, Aug. 2 (By The As?
sociated Press.).?W. L. Brown, Euro?
pean director of the American relief
administration will start for Riga on
Friday to negotiate a written agree?
ment with representatives of the Rus?
sian famine committee whereby the
relief organization can start feeding
a million Russian children and inval?
The question of American prisoner'
being released by Russia is conside
paramount, and the American rei
administration has been ordered
make no move and to give no indica
i (Continued nn page four)
Row Starts as France Blames
Cronstadt Revolt on Dr. Ryan
RIGA, Aug. 2 (By The Associated'
Tress).?Prior to his departure for
Berlin last, night Senator Joseph I.
France, of Maryland, personally ac?
cused Pr. Edward W. Ryan, American
Red Cross commissioner in the Baltic
states, of having instigated a revolt at
Cronstadt last winter. Thereupon Dr.
Ryan expressed his opinion of the Sen?
ator's credence in what Dr. Ryr.n
termed Bolshevik reports and of tho
Senator's dealings with the Bolshevik;
| in genera!.
When questioned to-day concerning
| the incident Dr. Ryan said:
' "The charge is ridiculous. The Sen
1 ator must have been raving." i
American official representatives
here also said to-day that the accusa?
tion was absolutely without basis in
The discussion began in the Sena?
tor's room in the hotel here and con?
tinued during the trip to the railway
station where Senator France was to
take a train for Berlin. It was hoard
in part by persons who accompanied
the Senator to the station. Mr. France
is said to have declared that he would
renew this charge on the floor of the
United States Senate.
It is understood that Senator France
invited Dr. Ryan to his room and
abruptly made his accusation, and
added that the Bolshevik Foreign Of?
fice had promised to furnish him
proof of the charge.
Ford Freight Rate Cut
Too Rapid To Re Legal
WASHINGTON, Au p. ?. -
Freight rate reductions on Henry
Ford's Toledo, Detroit & Iroi ton
Railroad have been made too vap?
idly to comply with the regula?
tions of the Interstate Commerce
Commission. His application to
file a tariff reducing by 20 per
cent the rate on stone from Sib
ley, Mich., to Detroit, was for this
reason denied to-day by the com?
Mr. Ford put into effect a re?
duction on July 26 of five cents a
hundred on this traffic, and under
the regulations thirty days must
elapse before additional reduc?
tions can be made in the same
$300,000 Mail
Loot Found in
Seized Luggage
Alleged Chief of Band of
Robbers Operating All
Over Country and His
Partner Held in Chicago
Bonds Set at $50,000
Twenty Men and Women
Named in Indictment and
Theft of Millions Charged
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
CHICAGO, Aug. 2.?Five pieces of
luggage found in the office of John
W. Worthington, alleged director in
chief of a highly organized band of
mail robbers, to-day yielded a fortune
in securities, which government offi?
cers say were stolen is the Dearborn
Street station and the Toledo mail
raids and in the recent robbery of the
Sinclair Oil Company's office in New
York. At first accounting of the un?
covered plunder it was said to amount
to nearly $300,000. It was stuffed in
two large suitcases and three big pa?
per-wrapped packages.
While George N. Murdock, special
Egent of the Department of Justice,
was opening the loot Worthington was
being arraigned before Judge Landis.
He was brought this morning from
Waukegan, where he was locked up
following his arrest. With Worthing?
ton was Owen E. Evans, his partner
in the Central Securities Company, at
105 North Lasalle Street.
Bonds for both men were set at $50,
000 cash, or, in accordance with a new
Federal court ruling, at four times
that amount in reai estate, valuation.
Charles H. Soelke, one of Worthing
ton's lawyers, protested against so high
n surety. New information obtained
against the two men, said First Assist?
ant District Attorney Clinnin, warrant?
ed asking a high bond. Then came
word from Mr. Murdock's office that the
stolen bonds had been found in Worth
ington's baggage. Other evidence
against Wortnington and Evans had
been accumulated in the last six
months by a Federal agent "planted" in
their oiT.ce as a clerk, Mr. Clinnin said.
The detective-bookkeeper managed to
see much correspondence passing
through the office between members of
the band on the Atlantic and Pacific
Besides Worthington and Evans,
twenty men and one woman, who is
said to have lent a cleft hand in dispos?
ing of stolen bonds, were named in the
indictment. The search for them is
on in almost as many cities.
According to Federal officers the
band Worthington is alleged to have
directed was ? thrify group. It is be?
lieved it is resnonsible for mail thefts
totaling $6,000,000. They took as much
interest in stealing war savings stamps
as L'berty bonds. They gave as much
painstaking effort to removing cancel?
lation from revenue stamps by a chem?
ical process they developed as to lay?
ing out $1,000,000 mail rooberie?.
"If there ever was a clear case, this
is one," said Mr. Clinnin. "The ar?
rests of Worthington and Evans are
only the start. We caught them when
we could because we didn't want to
risk having to chase them around the
Head of School Here
Held in Mail Fraud
Arrest Is Ordered by Federal
Officers in Chicago and
Bail is Set at 810,000
On a telegraphic request from the
Federal authorities in Chicago. Chief
Hugh McQuillan, of the Intelligence
Bureau of the Department of Justice,
(Continued on page five)
Breitung Sued for Gowns
Delivered to 'Mrs. Welt'
Hicks-vf-'a Make Complaint That
Ap a-el Billed at $8,339 Is
inly Partly Paid For
,! N. Breitung banker and
? ,p owner, whose wife recently
v Bued for $2,895 by a modiste, also
WB ? sued in the Supreme Court yester
dl?y by Hickson, Inc.
In this case apparel, for payment for
which suit is brought, according to
the complaint, was for Mrs. M. Welt,
formerly known as Mrs. E. M. Hag
gerty. The sum sued for is $4.270,
nlleged still to be due on an original
bill for $8,339.
It is set forth that between Septem?
ber 12, 1919, and October 29, 1920, the
concern sold to Mr. Breitung and de?
livered to Mrs. Welt the gowns and
other creations mentioned in the
papers, and also performed certain
work in connection with the goods.
Mr. Breitung, it is related, promised
to pay in thirty days, but still owes
a balance.
Items on the Hickson bill include
a pink satyi wedding gown, $265;
brown velvet dress and coat, $600;
black chiffon velvet dress, $295; black
chiffon dress, ?200; blue topcoat,
trimmed with mole. $195; blue velvet
dres*. $350; hat, $45, and veil, $18.
No information regarding the suit
other than that contained in the legal
papers could be obtained. Through
counsel Mr. Breitung has recorded a
notice of appearance, but his answer
ha* not been filad.
Arms Council;
British Agreement With
Harding's Program Offi?
cially Announced; Date
of Nov. 11 Satisfactory
Greatest Obstacle
Held Surmounted
| Question of Placating Ja?
pan for Probable Sacri- :
fices Remains Problem
From The Tribune's European Bureau
Copyright, 1921, New York Tribune Inc.
LONDON, Aug. 2.?Great Britain has
completely abandoned the idea of hold?
ing a conference on Pacific problems
preliminary to the general disarma?
ment conference in Washington, it was
definitely stated in official circles here
to-day. This announcement was made
in the face of an article in The Daily
i Chronicle this morning advocating a
j preliminary meeting and hinting that
I Premer Lloyd George and some of the
j dominiert premiers would make a hur
! ried visit to America for that purpose.
There is no reason to assume that
i Mr. Lloyd George has renounce? his
i plan to head the British delegation at.
| the Harding conference. Although the
| official sentiment here is that dominion
? representatives should not be sent to
j the conference, the dominions will pre?
sent a full statement of the colonies'
j case to the international delegates. Re
! cent sessions of the British imperial
conference have been largeiy devoted
to preparing this.
Lloyd George has abandoned his plan
of taking a vacation on the Continent
and will pass late August and Septem?
ber in Scotland, leaving for the United
States at the end of October.
November Date Agreed 0?
LONDON, Aug. 2 (By The Associated
Press).?Great Britain has agreed to
the original date suggested for the
disarmament conference at Washing?
ton, November 11, the anniversary of
Armistice Day, if Pr?sidant Harding
still considers that the most suitable
time, officials said here to-day. Great
Britain, they added, would enter the
conference without any reservations
as to the set program.
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
! WASHINGTON, Aug. 2.?Great Brit
i ain's decision to abandon her plan for
j a preliminary conference was regarded
? by American officials to-day as the re
i moval of virtually the last obstacle
! to an agreement on the general plan.
What concessions must be made to
! Japan to compensate her for the things
I every one here believes she must sur
| render at the approaching conference
; on armament limitation, Pacific and
Far Eastern questions is absorbing the
attention of official and diplomatic
This is more true to-day, following
the announcement that the last pro?
posals for a preliminary conference
j and for postponement of the confer
| ence date until spring virtually have
| been abandoned, than it has been in
i the last few days. It has been realized,
I however, since the President er.t his
?note of invitation to the pc era that
| the success or failure of the whole.
| project rested almost entire j with
! Japan.
Japanese Interests Studied
While nothing official is .eing j
I said about it, every one knows that
I the conversations between ?-retary
?Hughes and Ambassador SlJdehara
i have been far more concerned with
I what might or might not be. done for
i Japan than on such technical points j
I as the date or place of the conference,
| or even on whether the agenda should
I be agreed upon in advance.
Diplomatically sneaking, conversa- i
i tions between this government and I
Japan have been on the question of de ? j
i termining the agenda in advance. Ac- ?
tually, the conversations have been on j
i the agenda itself. The plain truth is
that the armament limitation, Pacific i
and Far Eastern questions conference ;
is going on now, and has been going on j
for weeks. When the conference is I
called to order in December most of its !
work will have been accomplished.
The present obstacle is that Japan is j
being asked to give up her own claims |
in every one of half a dozen controver?
sies, notably Shantung, Yap, open door:
in the Marshall and Caroline Islands, i
occupation of the upper half of Sagha- (
lien Island, open door in China and im- \
migration. She realizes now that the
sympathies of virtually all the repre- ?
sentatives of the other powers will be
against her on nearly all of th^se '
questions, with the possible exception
of Saghalien Island.
Japan might be placated, it is point-;
ed out here, in return for concessions
on these points with the agreement of j
the powers attending the conference to '
(Continued on paga four)
I Caruso Aroused IS o
Envy, Says Damrosch ?
Special Cable to The Tribune
Copyright, !'.>'Jl. >:??v VorV: Tribun? In? ?
PARIS, Aug. 2.?The envy that ;
usually atienda an artist's tri?
umphs never was aimed at C'a
ruso, said Walter Damrosch here |
to-day, in paying a tribute to the j
memory of his dead friend.
"I have never known any singer
of such distinction with such
pleasing amiability,"' said Mr.
Damrosch, ''or whose success
caused so little jealousy among
his fellow singers.
"Caruso, not content with hav?
ing a magnificent voice, made
himself a great artist as well by
his own efforts, and they always
respected him for this."
Harding Sleeps
In Lodge Atop
Mt. Prospect
Cheered From Wayside as
He Motors 120 Miles Over
Rural New England to
Weeks's Summer Home
Blankets Fend Off Chill
Speaks at Portland, Plays
Golf at Crawford Notch;
On Links Again To-day
By Boyden R. Sparkes
LANCASTER, NT. H., Aug. 2.?Retir?
ing to sleep under extra blankets to?
night, to avoid the biting chill that
swept the top of Mount Prospect, Pres?
ident Harding began in earnest the en?
joyment of his brief vacation from the
heat and cares of the capital. His bed
was in The Lodge, summer home of Sec?
retary of War Weeks, and it is the
only dwelling on this sugar-loaf peak.
If the President had not needed rest
before, his experiences to-day would
have tired him out. Throughout the
120-mile automobile journey across
Maine and New Hampshire he was kept
busy acknowledging the enthusiastic
greetings of rural New Englanders and
folk on vacation. He made two brief
speeches and played eighteen holes of
golf over a course that follows the
steep mountain slopes at Crawford
Notch, at tne end of the Roosevelt Trail
from Portland.
To-morrow his program is confined to
golf and his meals. Temporarily he is
even out of touch with the two White
House stenographers who are usually
kept busy by him.
Lands in "Sub" Chaser
A submarine chaser brought the
Presidential party ashore at Portland
from the yacht Mayflower at 9 o'clock
this morning. Governor Baxter of j
Maine and a group of local notables
were waiting to greet him. Then there
was a quick motor run to the City Hall
through crowds of flag-waving persons,
who broke the police ranks and swarmed
toward the hall as soon as his car had
passed them.
Mrs. Harding's arms were filled with
flame-colored tiger lilies, so it was with
difficulty she freed a hand to wave back
a response to the greetings called to
her. The President held a stiff straw
hr.t against his breast and smiled
broadly at these constituents of his
golfing '"buddy," Senator Frederic
Hale. Mayor Clark introduced him
simply as "the President," establishing
a local precedent and earning volumes
of official gratitude by this time-saving
"I've been among you before," began
the President, with blue eyes twinkling,
'?but you were not so much interested
in me then. I doubt if you even knew
I was here. I like you for it. It is one
of the characteristic glories of the
American people that they are apt to
take some man from among their fel?
low citizens, one of themselves, and
put the responsibilities of government
into his hands."
He told them of the days he had
passed campaigning in Maine?in times
when he was not a candidate himself
?and of devoting most of the time
listening to Aroostook County farmers
talking over the potato crop.
"I am not a sectional man," declared
Mr. Harding. "I want to see New Eng?
land standing with the South, the West
and the Northwest and the Pacific
Coast for the same ideal American?
Then he spoke of the part the men
of Maine had played in the American
marine of the clipper ship days, when
they carried the Stars and Stripes into
every quarter of the globe. ,-I hope
to be able to do something during my
Administration," he said, "to restore
the American merchant marine and
?Continued en pago thr?t>)
Lieut. Hamon, Amnesia Victim,
Vanishes From Jersey Hospital
Lieutenant George Hamon, found
; wandering in Weehawken a week ago
j suffering from amnesia, disappeared
j last night from the North Hudson
j Hospital, Weehawken, where he was
, under treatment.
Hamon had been subject to recur
: rent periods of forgetfulness since be
| ing taken to the hospital July 16. At
> times he appeared to remember his
i parents and to recall details of his
j more recent life. Again he appeared
: to lapse into a dazed condition, lack
! ing memory entirely.
The young officer's disappearance
I took place about the time his parents,
: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hamon, of Okls
: homa, had been expected to arrive in
; Weehawken to take him home with
them. Yesterday Hamun told the hoa
i pital authorities he had received two
telegrams from his mother say:'
i would arrive to-daj.
Lieutenant Hamon'a absence became
known when Detective Michael Lyons,
of Weehawken Police Headquarters,
? called at the hospital to ask whether
! Mr. and Mrs. Hamon had arrived. A
i search of hospital and grounds failed
i to teveal young Hamon. He was said
by attendants to have been seen about
the grounds up to 4 p. m.
Miss Mildred Gumper, superir.tend
I ?nt of the hospital, at first reported
that Hamon had gone for a stroll. She
later said this had been her supposi?
tion, as the young man had been al?
lowed entire freedom in moving about
the institution and grounds. Mi-.s
Gumper said Hamon had usually been
accompanied by an attendant, but owing
to his apparent recovery of memory
and generally improved condition it
had seemed unnecessary to guard him.
When Hamon had not returned up to
8 o'clock Miss Gumper notified the po?
lice of his disappearance. Detective
Lyons had already acted on his own
suspicions and had several men search?
ing for the absentee.
Hamon referred to his parents as
wealthy. He said they would attend
to all bills incurred by him. Several
apparent discrepancies in the young
man's story had begun to arouse police
doubts, He had been at the hospital
r.-\orr than two we?vks, and although
reputed to have wealthy relatives in
and about New York none had callee
to see him.
When Hamon was taken to the hos>
pita! he r-rtid he remembered nothint
since starting en a bombing plane ove3
the Western front in France, Septem
her 25, 1918. He had been an avia
tor in the American forces, he said
but could not recall what had hap
ened to the machine he had flown tha
day or anything that had taken plac?
. ?i
Caruso Dies
At Naples on
Way to Rome
For Operation
Despite Conviction of His
Full Recovery After Ill?
ness Here New Abscess
Brings Unexpected End
Weakness Prevents
Action bv Surgeons
Acutely Suffering Early in
Morning, Tenor Suc?
cumbs at 9 o'Clock;
His Wife Is at Bedside
Special Cable, to The Tribune
Copyright, 1921, New York Tribune Inc.
NAPLES, Aug 2.?Enrico Caruso
is dead.
The golden-voiced tenor, who, un?
til recently had been considered well
on the way to recovery from his ill- :
ness of last winter, failed to recover
from a sudden relapse and the end
came this morning. The physicians .
diagnosed the cause as peritonitis,
resulting from an abscess between
the liver and diaphragm.
Caruso's death, his friends here
said, was the result of an impru?
dence risked when he made his pil?
grimage to the shrine of the Ma?
donna at Pompeii in fulfillment of a
vow he had made in New York that
when he recovered his voice he wtuid
pay a visit of thanksgiving.
Caruso tried his voice last week,
and his friends found in it all the
melody and power that had brought
the musical world to his feet. Over?
joyed, the tenor immediately set out
on the journey to Pompeii, accom?
panied by his wife.
Cold Settled in Stomach
After his visit to the shrine, Caruso
imprudently visited the excavations,
where he caught a cold, which settlcJ
in his stomach. Four specialists were
called into consultation at his hotel in
Naples last night. They insisted that
an operation was the only hope of sav?
ing the patient's life. He was suffer?
ing excruciating pains and it was
necessary to inject camphor into his
veins every two hours to support his
NAPLES, Aug. 2 (By The Associated
Press).?Caruso's death at 9 o'clock
this morning at the Hotel Vesuvius in
this city came almost as an echo of
his avowal, less than a week ago, that
he soon would be singing again as in
the old days. He had been brought
here from Sorrento in a desperate ef?
fort to save, his life.
Only a few days before Caruso had
been able to visit the famous sanctu?
ary of Our Lady of Pompeii, giving a
thanks offering for his recovery. He
had gone also to the wonderful Island
of Capri, where he attended a lunch?
eon in his honor. But soon afterward
unfavorable symptoms in the form of
a high fever manifested themselves,
and his wife telegraphed to a Rome
specialist to come to Sorrento. It was
then discovered that a new interna!
abscess had developed.
Too Weak for Operation
Caruso's removal to Rome for an op?
eration was advised, but he showed
such weakness that it was impossible
to transfer him further than Naples,
where he arrived by sea Sunday eve?
ning. Four eminent physicians were
called, and their examination showed
the presence of a subphrenic abscess,
accompanied by severe peritonitis.
An operation at noon to-day was de?
cided upon, but the patient's condition
became suddenly worse at 4:30 in the
morning, and he died soon afterward.
In order that Caruso should not tire
himself the attending physicians or?
dered him not to speak, so during his
last night he uttered no word.
Wife At Bedside
Present at the bedside were his
wife, who was Dorothy, daughter of
Park Benjamin, of New York; Caruso's
little daughter, Uloria, and his son,
Rodolfo, his brother, Giovanni, several
nephews and the comrwi-ers Vincenzo
Bellezza and Paolo Longone.
The burial of Caruso will tak? place
to-morrow amid national moumiifg at
the Church of Santa Maria Gracia in
Naples, it is understood.
For a time after his arrival in Italy
Caruso showed improvement, his na?
tivo air having a beneficial effect
Nevertheless, he conserved his strengtl
and for this reason was obliged to re
I'fuse a request to sing at a receptior
giver, by the Admiralty to Crown Princ?
; Hirohito of Japan.
That h is voice remained strong an:
clear was evidenced when recently h<
? sang before the soprano Hidalgo an?
! the barytone Montesanto, who express?)
? their delight.
Depression Comes
There was grave anxiety, however
! when Caruso only a few days ago be
: ?an to show signs of depression. Th<
rising temperatire, which had char
i acterized previous attack.*, recurred
jand steadily his condition grew worsi
until Saturday, when he suffered fron
': violent pains in the abdominal region
? The medical consultation followed, am
I it was apparent that the patient wai
I not only suffering acute physical pain
bus that his heart was weakening
[ rapidly. Ouygen was administere?
.' and other measures were taken to pro
i long his vitality.
Caruso himself wanted to procee?
immediately to Rome, but he was dis
?uaded from this because such a J?ar

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