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ALL MERCHANDISE
ADVERTISED IN THE
TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED
Vol.
IAXXI No. 27,348
(('??i? rieht. 1021.
>ew York Tribune inc.)
First to Last?the Truth: News ?Editorials?Advertisement
T H E W E A 1 H h ti
Fair and cooler to-day: to-morrow
fair; fresh west
winds.
Fall Report on I.aM race
SATURDAY. OCTOBER 1. 1921
TWO CENTS I THREE CENTS I KO? I? ? KNTi
In Greater New York I Within 200 Miles I KltMwlur?
Police Made
Citv Pav for
Jov Rides in
Stolen Autos
Tfe)U9aD<3s of Gallons of
Gasoline and Oil Taken
from Municipal Depots.
Says Witness at Probe
Juggling Bared
In Printing Bids
Cost of Guarding Piers
Twice the Amount Used
for Entire Police Force?
Brown Tells Inquiry
Switching for ihe moment from
its investigation of Police Inspector
John F. Dwyer's real estate and
Wall Street ventures, am1 the hl
eged wire-tapping operations of a
plainclothes man in his office, the
Meyer committee disclosed yesterday
that a large number of stolen c^rs
were used by employees of the Police \
Department.
Th?se automobiles, according, to
the evidence, were apparently lost '
cars that had been recovered by>.po
'iicerae: . and instead of
their being turned u/er to the de?
partraent property clerk to be held
until .claims by owner?, appeared
tohavi I for "joy riding" and
ether purposes for months at a time
by Police Department employees.
Auto Cost City Heavily
The. Haines of a score of such au?
tomobiles of the most expensive make
were introduced into the evidence by
Leonard M, Wallsteinj associate coun?
sel of the committee, and figures' were
submitted that these cars had used up
thousand* o? gallons of-gasoline and
eil at . ? to the city. On? of
taest - . 3, in continuous use
for five months, ig sail to have burned
m 1,8-2 ? gallons of jiasoHn-3 and 216
B?t? ad iop'e-iber of lf>19
s erouj "d up 4,0Gr>
gallons of gasolina and 51? quarts -of
?'I A : itweeti Octob? ;
nd Novemt . ' ? 20, rfsed up 1,288
Ballot) ne md 14J quarts of
ill. The raattialttdrii for iuei usually
t?ek a gr- it It.-ip iuet before week-ends
'\?nd hafedaya, pointing clearly to the
?poses to which the auto
nebi?e were put.
it ?? ilso revealed by the committee
? ??? - ' ?' "fake*1 bidding had
h?n ir effect in the Bureau of &nv
ajl?j Di t art m i at, and
du: f. -o and ?fictittoui bids found
? the departmeht
ispa:' rawn for the pur
rter rule that
11,000 mus?
tting. The evt
at the cherr-''
taa i! cdn< acts for
? to favored
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that they
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Act by French Minister
Court? Ordered to Inflict Se?
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Hylan's Mission W Hi
Greet German Ship
The first German vessel to on- ?
ter this port in seven years?-the
Bayern, of the Hamburg-Ameri?
can Line?will arrive to-day.
Mayor Hylan has designated a
reception commit teo to greet it.
The cutter Correction, of the
Department of Public Welfare, '>
has been named by the. Mayor as
'the welcoming boat. With its
official party on board to extend
greetings and felicitations, the
Correction will steam down to
Quarantine this morning.
The captain of the Bayern was
directed last, night by wireless to
lay to off Sandy Hook until 8 a.
m. to-day so as not to reach Quar?
antine before the committee of
congratulation.
Women Saved
From Fools Fed
Bv Cloudburst
Central Park Police Serve,
as Life Savers as Down?
pour Maroons Mothers
and Babies on' Benches
Girls Wac?c to Safety
Plate Glass Shattered, Sub
way Flooded and Trees
?Jprtioied in Storm Here
Csnta'H Jacque Brown. Sergeant
Trank Connor and five patrolmen of !
the Arsenal Douce station, in Central
, Park, engaged in a frantic hour's work
yesterday during the. height of a tor?
rential rainstorm, They rescued fifty
: women and. childrern who were ma
? rconerl on benches under transfer
. bridge's in the park where they had
, sought shelter. Two patrol wagons
were needed to carrv water-soaked vic
. tima to the station.
Owing to deep depressions undei
? tisfer bridges water raced toward
them from all higher point?, end be?
fore refugees realized their predica?
ment they were waist deep ?n water.
I More than a score of women removed
their shoes and Btockings and tried to
wade through the swirling flood to
afi "'?. onlv to he driven hark.
When the first palroi wagon arrived
mothers with young children were
standing on benches, holding their off?
spring out of reach of the quick-rising
tide. These were taken to the station
for shelter. Before the wagon could
return for its second load many
benches ?ere entirely under water and
women were standing waist deep. Ar?
senal station wn.< converted into a firs!
aid h< bpttaL
They Wade to Safet>
H was estimated last night that more
than 150 park visitors., wore compelled
to wade to safety, by..sudden flooding of
cement paths in localities where those,
ran between higher points of ground.
On the concrete walk that fronts
anima usei in the Zoo section water
? a ? ot-deep torrent. Well
dressed women and girls struggled
ward the various exits, many having1
removed footgear.
Much of the floo ling was said to have
been '':' to congested drain basins
a^d inability of other? to care for the
'-?it rush of water. When the atom
a lai"e force of park^em
p"\'."< ed basins, but up tu clos?
ing time d< ens of <\<*'y lakes, formed
b? nade parts of the park
? ; a
The Cunard liner Scythia, from Liv?
erpool, which had been held up by fog
off Sandy Hook with other vessels of
,l<- ?? ;ek end westbound fleet, got. into
?rouble ii the rainstorm and was
?'.-'< ' to anchor.
She wa'- the last of the ships <o
make port yesterdaj and was abeam
. ? pier ' i the velocity of th<> wind
' ream" so greal that she got beyond
control of tug! assisting in warping
her into dock.
rig that tug assistance was use
. Capti Prothero by exceptionally
an ??. h ip maneuvered out of n
menacing position and proceeded ud
stream, where he anchored in the fair
' ? ind, which wf s from the
? - ? - erted a terrific nressure
r T hi . I ?? freeboard and gave the
Scythia a list to port. When the st?rt*
itself out Captain Pr?thero got
der way and warped into dock with?
out d ffi( nlty.
Damage of minor character wa- r^
r.-.-pil from various parts of thf
greater city Trees were blown dowu
? ' entrai Park and in Prospect Park,
Brooklyn, and plate glass window" ver-j
smashed in many localities. A> Van
Msl and Hunters Point avenuea, Lonij
[gland City, tl ee large plate glasi
?.. ndowa were blown in on the ground
floor of Queens Borough Hal!. P.ai'.i
flooded offices and did much dsmags
? books and records.
[n Newark tl - r< of of ?< four- itory
house at 173 Howard Streel occu
. p o ) by sixte? families was blown
away Terrific ) oise caused by
crashing of the roof produced some
-? ng I ice panic, but no casualties were
reported. ' Treci were uprooted and
telepl one and light pol< - snapped In
? ?, rm v. t ?ch la tod lesi than ten
;'<?
Subway flooded
TI f [nterborough Rapid Transit
( on p inj r< r?ort< d ? hi I s : udden rush
of watei ? ' ro , ubway gratings
flooded r:?>!s at lh* Mof.t Avi nue ta
? ..? and other &tatii oJ the Jerome
\ ?, , ?(, [?ne,
Harry Brun, fort) yeai I old, of 162
York Street, Jcrsej City, employed on
construction of the fourteen ?tory Com
,. , r. .-,; i-, ? Building, was blown from
th? roof fw.d fell twenty feel to the
? | t land?n? o? a construction eleva?
tor. Ho missed dropping ten stories
I?-.- a margin of one foot.
UghLn its struck the ' picturesque
barri of ' ?igate ffoyt's estate, on <'r,r>
t.-, Island last night, and set lire to Its
upper story, endangering 160.000 worth
. ? ? tii is furniture stoi 'd 'here. The
. furniture way, recently brought fiom
the Hoyt residence in Oyster Bay.
Responding to an alarm turned In
fixm the farm, all available Oyster Bay
hre apparatus proceeded to Ine fire, a
run oi >'?????'?" miles. Whan thoy ar
n:<< Mr. Hovt had formed employees
of the estate Into ? volunteai brigade,
wh'eh was flghtfn* the fire with
buckats. After the apparatus arrived
the flanv ?<!<? controlled within a few
1 minutas.
i
Board to Put
Transit Plan
Up to Public
Extended Hearings to Be?
gin in Month to Acquaint
All With Proposal to
Solve Traction Tangle
Count on Opinion
Making Lines Obey
Commissioners Confident
of Project's Popularity
as Its Foes Cry 'Politics'
; he "Transit Commission expects ' to
start holding public hearings about the
middle of this month on its plnn for
? the reorganization of the city's trans
portation .system.
, The hearings will last ahout a month.
: They are regarded as of the first im
; portante in determining the success
which the plan will meet. It is through
i these hearings that the force of public
opinion, almost the sole reliance of the
commission in bending the transit com?
panies to its will, can be exercised.
"Our power is our argument," said j
George McAneny, chairman of the com?
mission, yesterday, when asked 'what
power the commission could exert to
compel the transit companies to ac?
quiesce in the plan. It is at the public
hearings that the "argument" of the
commission will bo driven home, so'
that every one who travels by subway, i
?urff.cc car or elevated lines will see
what th? plan means to him.
What the I'lan Means
.Th.? argument, it is expected, will
be that the-plan means:
A live-cent fare.
A unified transit system.
Abolition of transfer charge?.
Ownership by the city.
Control by a committee consisting of
three repr?sentatives of the railroads,
: three representatives of the city, ap
' pointed by the Mayor and removable ;
by him. and a chairman, to be chosen :
by the other six.
Wringing out the water from the;
capitalization o:' the companies.
Taking tlie securities to be issued in
place of the inflated ones out of the ,
speculative class.
This last is to be accomplished by j
the same means which is to regulate :
fares automatically after the first year. !
The minimum return on these aecu- :
rities is fixed at 6 per cent, An addi- \
? tienal allowance of lVa per cent is',
1 made for bondholders, after which, if
, the returns warrant it, another l^J per !
! cent is to be put into bonusos for em- ,
? plcyeeo. Any earnings beyond 8 per ;
: cent are to go into the '-'barometer'' j
fund, the condition of .which deter- .
laities whethei fares arc to be in
. creased or decreased.
The economies resulting from con-,
solidation are expected to enable the !
transit system tn show profits on a]
five-cent fare, there being no taxes to ?
be paid to the city. None of the mein- i
bers of the commission would discuss'
the question of whether state taxes I
might be rem itted.
Extensions Self-Supporting
Extensions of thf system would be.
? made self-supporting, the construction
cost being charged directly against the
cxt ensions themselves.
These proposal?, in conjunction with
the present desperate situation of the
transit companies, constitute the "ar
, jument" to which Commissioner Mc
; Aneny referred when asked what force
; could be exerted to compel the transit
? companies ; fall in with his pis' i.
The commission, of course, has its
inherent power a i so. which could be
exerted against a recalcitrant company.
Il has been the policy of the commis?
sion to co-operate so far as its dis?
cretionary powers permitted with com?
panies in straitened circumstances
which seemed to be struggling to do
the best they could.
It would be possible, however, for
the commission to make the path of
almost, any company a hard and thorny
"ne, and this, power might be exercised
::cainr-t a company which stood out
against its fellow:: and the judgment
: of the public.
The opinion seemed to be spreading
'. yesterday that this definite though gen?
eral plan submitted by the Transit
i mmission would pain the support of
the public, thus compelling the transit
companies to acquiesce in it.
This sentiment was reflected in the
htock market, where there was a mod
?crat< advance ;i the prices of transit
! company bonds, some of the older of
? ' hich, bearing low rates of interest,
; probably would be permitted to stand
if the plan went into effect. The stocks
(f these companies, most of which
i j robably would be ruminated under the
I roposcd plan, showed a decline.
Starts Cry of "Politics"
Nov.*-paper comment generally was
! favorable and that of individuals bore
evidence to the prevailing opinion that
a Ion"; steo had been taken toward
giving New York an adequate, economi?
cal and mell-managcd transit system.
Thii wai apparent even in the prompt
(Coatlnuid on pao* vvm
Judge Gets $8,000 Year,
?Gives $6,000 to His Wife
?Magistrate Kocftcndorfer THU
How l?e SpJit* Salary in Try?
ing Non-Suppor! Case
( ity Magistrate .lohn Koehondorfcr,
of Queens, yesterday eatablishod a di?
visional ratio of ihren.fourths of ft
man's income ff>r his wife and one
fourth for himself. The magistrate
; held thai a wife had mom to do with
her throe-fourths than a husband had
1 wit h h is one-four! ?i.
? Walter VVocrner, of f(3 Frankfort
Street, Astoria, precipitated the de?
cision, He was in Flushing Police
I Court charged with failing to support
1 Mrs. Woerner, An attorney told Mag?
istrate Kfcchendorfer that Woerner
! was able to pay his wife only $7 a
, v.i ek,
"The ma-r.-'hai to pay $l.i a week f,,r
( his own room and board," said the
i lawyer "it leave? him only the amount.
stated to turn over to his wife."
"Well, how does he figure his wife
'can live on $7 if it cost? him $157"
demanded the magistrate. "' earn
(18,000 n vear and I give Sfl.000 of It to
? Mr?. Korhe.'idorj'er. I alway? have
I maintained thin ratio and ouri
j happy homo."
;-,
W est Hungary Sets Lp
Independent Monarchy
VIENNA, Sept. 30 (By The
Associated Press).?Official con?
firmation is given by the Aus?
trian government of reports that
former Premier Friederich of
Hungary has issued a proclama?
tion establishing West Hungary
as an independent state "in the
name uf the King.'' Budapest
press dispatches, however, deny
this report.
This newest development in
Burgenland, it is considered, will
not alter tho position of Austria,
which still !.risist?3 the matter is
one for the Entente to settle.
Flat Shortage
i moving jjay
C7 ?/
at
Figures Compiled for Rout
Case in F?deral Supreme
Court Show 16.996 More
Laek Homes Than iu 1920
Health Menace Reported
Building, Spurred bv Curran
Tax Exemption Plan. May
Give R e I i e f Next Year
Three special reports by city officials
were mr.de public yesterday showing
that moving day, 1921, finds the greater
city faning a housing shortage of 69,707
apartments, a shortage which exceeds by
1G.996 that which existed at this lime
a year ago. Not only has building failed
to keep pace with the estimated growth
in population but it lias actually failed
to equal the demolition of-dwellings
which'''were occupied in OctoPr. 1920.
There are to-day 128 fewer apartments
available, in New York than on moving
day las', year.
The only encouraging information
contained in the figures is that plans!
ri>r 18,575 apartments and ?3.C69 tene?
ments w.ere tiled between February 26
ana September 10. In the six weeks
which preceded the first of Ihese dates
practically no plans were filed, and?the
sudden increase is attributed to the
tax exemption ordinance sponsored by
Borough President Curran, which went
into effect at that time. Making the
doubtful concession that all the build
ings contemplated in these plan, are
actually completed and that, the filing
of plans continues at the Name rate,
October 1. 1.9.22., will see the housing ?
shortage lure reduced CO to 7" per
cent.'
For United Stales .Supreme Court
These special reports were drawn up
Ly Tenement House Commissioner
Frank Mann, Superintendent of Build?
ings Rudolph P. Miller and Health
Commissioner Royal S. Copeland for
presentation before the Supreme ('our!
of the United States in tin brief for
the tenants in the reconsideration of
the constitutionality of the New York
lent laws. The three rent cases an
pealed from the State Court of Appeals
have been placed on the calendar of
the highest Federal tribunal for Octo- j
her 10.
The tenants will be represented there
by David !.. Podell, trial counsel for the
tenants when the rent cases were ar
gued before the Court of Appeals, and
also before the Supreme Court in
Washington; Benjamin S. Kirsh and
Raymond 1 . Wise. All three have been
retained as special assistants to the
United States District Attorney her"
for the prosecution of the alleged ille?
gal combinations in the building trades.
which are said to be llie chicl cause of
the housing shortage here.
The Supreme Court decided last
April, by n vote of five to four, that
the rent laws were a valid exercise of
tr.e police power and were constitu?
tional ?n the face, of an emergency such
as wa;-. then shown to exist. The chief
point to be passed upon in the recon-l
??deration of the laws is whether the
emergency still continues. The reports
(??veil out yesterday were drawn up to
'support the tenants' contention that I
there has been no improvement: in the
housing situation.
Counset for the tenants ye ?tcrday re
leased a digosl of the portions of their ;
brief which covers the continuance of
! the emergency. The figures presented
(Continued on pati? four)
Cut in Prices j
Urged to Aid
Unemployed
Conference Asserts Re?
sumption in Buying Will
Increase Mills' Opera?
tions and Provide Jobs
Relief Seen When
Profiteering Ends
Problem Held One for
Each Community; Build
in? ConstruclionAdvised
-:- j
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30.- Formula-'
tion o? an emergency program de
signed to effect the immediate relief!
of tee nation's idle, variously esti-;
mated at from 3,500,000 to 0,500,000 j
persons, was completed to-day by the j
National Conference on Unemployment, j
with the adoption of specific measures !
recommended by committees. i
The conference then adjourned until
October 10. when it will consider a
permanent unemployment policy and
suggestions for the return of business ;
and commerce to normal. Meanwhile,
its committees will work on details of
these subjects.
The conference found the task of'
meeting the unemployment emergency!
was primarily a community one, with]
the responsibility of leadership ami its
solution resting on the mayors. Fed- i
eral, slate and municipal aid, however,
was urged. Particular reference was
made by the conference to the connec?
tion between prices and th" solution
of the country's economic questions.
Profiteering Condemned
"During the period of drastic ?co?
nomie readjustment through which we.
are now passing," the emergency pro?
gram said, "the continued efforts of
any one to profit beyond the require?
ments of safe business practice or eco?
nomic consistency should be con-.
demned. One of the important obsta?
cle. . a resumption of normal business
activity will be removed as prices
reach replacement values in terms of,
efficient producing and distributing cost j
plus reasonable profit.
"We therefore strongly urge all]
manufacturers and wholesalers who;
may not yet have adopted this policy
ti do so, but it is essential to the suc-j
cess of these measures when put into]
effect, that retail prices shall promptly
and fairly reflect the price adjustment
of the producer, manufacturer and
the wholesaler. When these principles!
have been recognized and the recom-j
inondations complied with, we are con-;
(?dent that the public will increase their ?
purchases, thereby increasing the oper-i
ations of the mills, factories and trans-1
portation companies and consequently!
reducing the /?umber of unemployed.";
Primarily Community Problem
Henry M. Robinson, of Cos Angeles.'
chairman of the organization coni
mittce, submitted the recommenda?
tion . The report stated that "the
conference finds 'hat there are, from:
various estimates, from 3,500,000 to:
5,500,000 unemployed, as shown by pay ?
rolls, while some statisticians find as
ii . .. 5,535,000, and there is a much
? atci number dependent upon them.:
There has been an improvement, but]
?.ending general trade revival this!
rann '. be met without definite and
???-..: ,-c organization of the country."
The report, taking vn the rccom
m :ndat ions, said :
"The problem of meeting the emer?
gency of unemployment is primarily
a community problem. The respon?
sibility for leader-hip ?s with the]
Mayor and should be immediately as- ?
sunn 4 by him.
"The basis of organization should be
an emergency committee representing
the various elements in the community.;
This committee should develop and
carry through o community plan for
meet ng the emergency, usii g exist
in.: agencies and local groups as far
as practicable. One immediate stop
should be to co-ordinate and establish
Ancient public employment agencies
and to register all those desiring work.
It should co ordinato the work of the
various charitable institutions. Regis?
tration for relief should be entirely
separate from thai for employment.
Priority to Residents !
"The personnel of the employment
agencies should be selected with con
sideration to fitness only and should
be directed to find the right job for
the right man and should actively can
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I Bib
e i.:
Kj
To Be Tested in Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of ihr United
States will be asked to decide whether
the Iiibi." can legally be excluded from
public schools.
This announcement was made last
night by leaders of Cue Presbyterian
Church, who have headed a movement
among various religious denominations
to bri.-.jr a test case. The State of
Washington, which officially excludes
i he Bible from its schools, will furnish
i the basis ,'or the action^ The run
i tcmplated court procedure had its in
I ception in the Synod of Washington of
the Presbyterian ("? rch,
The line of atta will be based on
I the Declaration of Independence. The
I Presbyterians (daim that the declara?
tion is a covenant between the Ameri?
can nation and Cod, and that the study
? of the Bible by American children is
I essential to an understanding of the
covenant as well as to a fail knowledge
of Co.'.
"To exclude the Bible from the pub
I lie schools,'' the Presbyterians con?
tend in their presentment preparatory
to an appeal, "is to violate ono of the
essential clauses of the opening para?
graph of the Declaration of Independ?
ence. In the State of Washington,
the Attorney General and lattr the
'Supreme Court have rendered an opin?
ion in which the Bible in effect is ad
; judged a 'sectarian book' and decreed
I to be unconstitutional to read or
teach in the state schools."
Th Presbyterians declare this ruh
i i:(j erroneous and that the state con?
stitutional provisions so con tructed
arta void ?as it) conflict with and rc-j
I
pugnant to Cue principles of the Dec-,
laration rf Independence,
"This niling," it is added, "makes!
it impossible to obtain such knowledge i
in the school system of the state as all
citizens are equally entitled to in- i
struction in the laws of nature nod
a 10 of nature t God, which'latter are
spiritual and obtainable from the
Bible." ?
Extensive arguments are presented
to show that no state has a right to
exclude from its system of education
"instruction in the science of religion
as set forth in the Bible the only
book which sets forth, the existence, laws
and oilier attributes of the Divine
Providence to which the Declaration of
Independ ncc is committed?without
this exclusion being repugnant to the
declaration, t?nd therefore void."
The presentment declares that within
a '.eve years after prohibiting the Bible
from Washington schools it became
necessary to create juvenile courts,
?ails ::nd correctional institutions, and
so great was the demand for their use
that peo] lo of the town and city began
to .make effort ! to stipp?y Bible teach?
ing and moral training of youth at?
tending state schools and colleges and
were knocking at the back doors of
their schools to which the law required
their children to be committed for edu?
cation, .seeking recognition of Bible in?
struction.
It is declared that "the course of the
stale toward religion and tiie Bible will
overcome all others. It took less than
twenty two years during the reign of
Ahab, by favoring the teaching of Ban!
over thnt of Jehovah, to reduce the
well established Jehovah aysc-m to one
prophet, while Baal's teaching liad in
croaaed to over 450 prophet?."
i
Irish Accept Invitation
To Confer October 11;
London Foresees Peace
Two Courses Open in Irish Parley:
A Full Settlement, or Skeleton Plan
LONDON. Sept. 30 (By The Associated Press).?The program of
the Irish peace conference had not taken definite shape to-night. Two
courses appear to be possible?the conference of leaders merely to
frame the general platform determining Ireland's position and writing
down the main planks of the agreement, as was suggested in Mr.
Lloyd George's original offer to the Sinn Fein, and delegation of the
work of arranging the new plan of Irish government to other
negotiators.
An alternative is that the conference sit as long as is necessary
to settle the details of Ireland's relations with the remainder of the j
Lnited Kingdom. That, it is thought, would mean long and absorbing
work, which would leave the members of the imperial Cabinet con?
cerned little time for other affairs of the government
"-?-,_
Senate Reaches
Agreement for'
Vote on Treaties
Debate Will Be Limited,
Beginning at I 1:30 Or!.
14, and an Early Ballot on
Ratification Will Follow
Harding Is Gratified
Advocates of the Anti-Beer
Bill Withdraw Objec?
tions : Reichstag Approves
From 'Dir Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON. Sept. 30. The Sen?
ate late this afternoon reached an
agreement to vote on the German, Aus?
trian and Hungarian peace treaties and
set October 14 as the date, when debate
o?. the agreements will be limited. The
effect of this will be to insure a quick
vote. The agreement means that the
treaties are assured of early ratifica?
tion.
Senate leaders expressed gratifica?
tion to-day that the German Reichstag;
had ratified the treaty and President
Harding also was said to be pleased.
Under the circumstances, the fact that
the Senate has paved the way to an
early vote is highly gratifying to the
Administration leaders.
The agreement, came within a hair's
breadth of failure through advocates of
the beer bill. Senator Sterling, with
the backing of Senator Willis, of Ohio.
threatened for a time to bicck it, In
the end Senator Sterling was pacified
by the promise of the leaders that the
beer bill conference report would be
taken up after the treaties and the tax
bill are out of the wav nn? thai there
would be no adjournment of the extra
session until it was acted ur.
Ma) Vote October 1 ! or 13
Coder the terms of the treat} i
nient the ratifying resolutions are to
have the right of way to the exclu? ion
of all other business so long as any
Senator desires to consider them up
to the time of voting. Beginning at
11:30 on October 1!, each Senator will
be limited to one hour in speaking on
tieaties and ten minutes on reserva?
tions, if no one desires to discuss or
consider the treaties at any time be?
tween now and October 1-1 the tax bill
will be taken up. The agreement to
vote on free tolls for the Panama
Canal October 10 is not affected.
By this arrangement, which was en?
tered into by Senator Lodge for the
Republicans and Senator Underwood
for the Democrats and then ratified by
the Senate, the treaties undoubtedly
?will be ratified October 14 or U>.
Senator Lodge tried to obtain the
agreement when the Senate met at
noon to-day, but anxiety to save the
anti-beer bill led Senator Sterling at
that time to kick over the traces.
Later Senator Lodge re.owed his ef
I forts and was successful. When Sen
! ator Lodge at noon presented the
! unanimous consent agreement he had
I arranged with Senator Underwood,
Senator Sterling interrupted.
Demands Action on Beer Bill
"I am disposed tu object to the
agreement." said he. "It appears to
be the intention there shall be a recess
after the tax bill and the treaties,
without giving any opportunity to pass
the beer bill. The beer bill must be
included in any agreement which is
made."
Senator Lodge said:
"The only attempt was to reach some
agreement on these two most impor?
tant matters, the treaties and the tax
bill. The most important is the treaties.
1 have just been informed through a
dispatch received by The Associated
Press that the German treaty has been
ratified by the Reichstag. Germany
has concluded her part. 1 think they
ought to be disposed of without delay.
1 am anxious not to interfere with the
tax bill. If the Senator from South
Dakota considers it to be his duty to
prevent action on these two great meas?
ure? on account of the beer bill I
think it most unfortunate. I think
the agreement proposed is a reasonable
and proper arrangement."
Senator Underwood explained the
action of the Democratic conference.
He said the conference decided, not to
regard the treaties as political mat?
ters, and emphasized the fact that the
Democratic side insisted on "deliber?
ate and careful consideration."
Opposed to Night Sessions
"The Versailles Treaty,"' he said,
"was considered for months. Wo do
not purpose to recognize night ses?
sions. Unless we receive proper con?
sideration ir will endanger ratifica?
tion. I am not talking for idle pur?
poses."
Senator Rend said lie had no objec?
tion to any understanding Senator
Sterling might have with Republican
lenders, but he desired to say he was
not i u .rid by it.
WIiph veil tlittil. of writing.
Think of WWtill*. ?AUvt.
Treaty Ratified
Bv Reichstag
A '
Amid Cheers
I ^ .
|LT. S. - German Peace Pact
Is Hailed as Restoring?
?Friendship Forever, After
Getting a Huge Vote
Only Communists Object
Rad irai Member Charges
l! Is Capitalistic Mock?
ery of Fourteen Points
; BERLIN, Sept. 30 ? By The Associated
Press |. Approval of the peace treaty
with the United States was voted by
; the Reichstag to-day. Debate on the
bill ratifying the treaty was dispensed
I with by agreement of all the partie?
except the Communists, and thus but
a few minutes Were required for the
proceedings.
When the treaty was reached on the
day's calendar, Loebe, President of the
: Reichstag, asked if there were any
objections to the bill, whereupon Wal?
ter Stoecker, Communist, rushed to the
speakers' stand and indulged in a de?
nunciation of the treaty, describing it
as a "maekerv Of President Wilson's
fourteen points'' and as "living been
dictated by American ?".pita!.''
As none of the other parties desired
to speak, the bill immediately passed
all three readings by a rising vote,
?which showed an overwhelming ma?
jority. The Nationalists cast -heir
votes for acceptance.
Hopes for Long Friendship
Herr Loebe thanked the House for
.promptly di posinj of the issue and
expressed gratification dvci the im?
pending resumption of friendly rela?
tions with the "last of Germany's nu?
merous foes."
"By virtue o\ this resolution, nor?
mal relations between the two coun?
tries will be restored," he said. "I
gladly take occasion to express satis?
faction that further pending matters
can now be settled by negotiation. 1
, believe 1 voice the views, of a great
majority of the house, perhaps of all,
'in expressing the expectation that
friendly relations between the United
States and Germany which were inter?
rupted by the war will henceforth and
| for all time remain undisturbed."
Loud cheering greeted Herr Loebe's
.-f'-ech.
Stoecker in his denunciation of the
! treaty declared :
'?'i he wanton, Iniquitous submarine
win- caused American capitalism to
enter the war, from which it emerged
with gigantic booty. ? What remains of
President Wilson's famous fourteen
j points, which European pacifists and
'the .Majority Socialists extolled'.' The
?peace treaty with the United States is
; another dictate which the German
bourgeoisie approves because it wants
to shift the heavy burdens to the
.- boulders of the working classes.
i "The coming Washington conference,
prating in smoothest phrases on dis
j aramment, will only serve to veil its
' true character, namely, partition of
the booty among the bourses of New
"iork, London and Tokio."
?
i
Uproar Shakes Reichstag
As Wirth Charges Plots
. General Battle Near \S hile
\ Chancellor Denounces Nation?
alists! as Planning Uprising
/,'./ Wireless to The Tribune
Copyright, 19.21, New Vo.k Tribune- Ir.o.
BERLIN, Sept. 30. In one of the
? stormiest sessions the Reichstag has
j ever held Chancellor Wirth to-day
bitterly assailed the German National
is4, party and charged those reactiona?
ries with forment ,ng a great conspiracy
for the overthrow of the republic.
i Conclusive proof of such a plot was in
th( hands of the Cabinet, he said,
j The Chancellor warned the National
: ists that the government was prepared
to t rush such a move. He charged the
Nationalists with responsibility or
the Erzberger murder and vowed the
government would smash any organiza?
tions, political or military, "which are
determined to utilize murder m a
polit ?cal weapon."
The Nationalists, lead by Her' ?ergt
interrupted the Chancellor, 1 'ach
time were silenced by sho?th ;, fist
; w: vim; deputies of the govtm acnt
'coalition parties. Carl Helffei;eh, for
; mer Vice-Chancellor; General Luden
dcrff and S?rgt were repeatedly cooed
I by the radicals in the house
At times it locked as if a genera!
? scuffle would result. The Centrists
. Majority and Independent Socialists
? and even the Communists, formed ?
: ring around the Chancellor as he ?poke
j H.s remarks were frequently met Witt
'"Bravo! Bravo!" from his supporters
? -
De \ alera, in Brief >ote
of Conciliatory Tone,
Says Delegates Will (io
to London Conference
To Explore Eve ra?
diance of Harmony
Belfast Press Sounds Sole
Discord, Saving Too
Much Is Conceded Irish
By Arthur S. Draper
I'rom The Tribune's European Bureau
, Copyright, 1921. New York Tribune Inc.
LONDON, Sept. 30.?Eainon de
i Valera, acting: for Sinn Fein, to?
day accepted Premier Lloyd George's
invitation to a peace confer, "
? London October 11.
In the shortest of the long series of
notes that have been exchanged be?
tween London and Dublin sine
! Premier's six peace proposai- w<
made last June the republican
er agreed that "conference nol cor?
respondence, is the most pracl
and hopeful way" to an agreement
The text of De Valera's ac
follows :
"We received your letter i
tion toa conference in London. 0
toher 11, wjth a view of ascert
j how the association of Ireland
| the community of nations kno\
the British Empire may hi '
reconciled with Irish natioi
| rations.
"Our respective positioi
i been stated and understoo
' agree tiiat confereni e,
spondenee, is the mosi pra?
j hopeful way to an understaT
"We accept the invitation Our
\ delegates will meet you in !
? the date mentioned and exph re ev
i possibility of a settlemen
i sona) discussion."
Reply Seen as Long Step to IV
j De Valera's accepta
! reserved than had b< i
?London. His repetition of I
?George's suggestion that thi
?once be held to ascertain
?association of Ireland with \\
jrnunity of nations known a
ish Empire can best be rec
Irish national aspirai on
garded as a long step towan
De Valera refrained
in h ? i immunication. To I
i ceptance of the Premier's off?
Fein lead? r add s in a
ity thai the Sum hem delegates w ;
mi ' I ? /ernment in Lon
oned and "e> ploi
sible settlement try p
s i o n
Thi-- conciliate! y phi
, the coirespondei
mosphere ro- peace ne
to be restored and hipl
entertained on both f d
Si a foi : he outconn 11
The only discordam
and British pre 5 Ci
' De Valera's acceptani
fast, where the Un i i
think ' loyd Georg? alr< \
? ceded too ?
: plaint is mam- that ' ? ? '
, with Sinn Fein are d
' \r.?r over o
the Parlian
! The tone of these con
? a remindei I hat '
i stacl - to peace.
The street '??
' les< quiet a;-'a in afl
? the i'i Bt 0? the '?"
i been i?o n
. the -'?,.' ' The ? ?
: Dublin have run dowi
up men : hat ha bi
?capital. The bat li1
, by a republican court
! birch rods and deported
I'nprecedented Conference
LONDON. Sept. 30 B
ciated Press I. The Irish
expected to be ui pre ?
' history of Great Brit
\ Europe. One result of it
cancellation of all hopes o
George attending the W.
armament conference, bei
country will look to
steer the empire through the w it? rs cf
'the complicated undertaking.
lief was expressed in high quart to
. right that if M r. Lloyd Ge
I cessfu! in the task of br - :i
peace in Ireland he will h&\
greater honore than c mid be
at Washington.
Although no names have been formal
? ly announced, it is ui:'; - at
j the Sinn Fein delegates to tl
ference will be Arthur Grifl
! of the Sinn Fein; Michael <
; Finance Minister; Robert C. Bai
who ha.-; been a leading :
; negotiations; Eamon J. i . . . ?.
Fein member of Parliament
?Gavin Duffy, who has &?::??
: resentative of Sinn Fei
.These men were to have bei
'pates to the conference at Iveri
? which was called off by Pr yd
! George.
Irish May Ask Kingdom
Tt appears that the Prem
: can hardly give the i
because the problem of ui
already is engaging his at) id
is likely to become mure import
; fore it becomes le-s so.
Beyond this point ther
: speculation as yet, althoi t
i sibility is advanced that I
. ers may ask fo? the rest
; land as a kingdom under the Brit
i crown, for which growing -
j among important factions ol the h i
I is declared to have been making it! If
felt.
While it is generally ??
i the calling of the conf?rent d ??<? i<Jt
I necessarily mean a solution of tho
' Irish problem is at hand, it is CO l>
| ered the greatest step yet tal en tow 1
i the possible smoothing out of th ? ?
i culty.
According to a dispa'ch to "The

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