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LXXXt No. 27,412
(Copyright, 1021,
JP?ew York Trllnipe Inc.)
First to Last?the Truth: News?Editorials?Advertisements
Pair to-day, slightly colder; to-morrow I
cloudy, probably unsettled; fresh
northwest and north winds
Fall Report on I-a?t Pas;?
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1921 -~-90 PAGES-PART I (Including Sports)
ils >te V?Vl-T 4n,P,XT'T'-J Im Manhattan. Brooklyn I TEN CEN??
ize Artist
Ifler Women
Ire Attacked
j^ter Son of John R. j
jjfocArthur Identified
?fo police Une-Up by
^hoolgirl and Matron
IJiiperUirbed, Flatly
?Jjenies He's Guilty
Sofa Say They Were
^ attacked Near Jersey
V Home of His Parents
Xlixsnder MacArthur, foster son of
Join R. MacArthur, engineer and con?
tutor, was arrested yesterday by De
tjRti?? Barth at his foster father's
?age, 17? East Sever.ty-eighth Street,
K | young man who criminally as
0ult?d two women near Cedar Grove,
?,J? in October.
At Police Headquarters Alexander
MacArthur was placed in a lino with
eight other men. none of them a mem
is? of the Police Department, and was
picked out by the two women without
i the slightest hesitation as the man
* who had attached them.
^ Captain Arthur Carey said that wit
? aesses in other recent cases of violent
' crime in New Jersey would be called
,,'to Headquarters to-day or to-morrow
* to see if any one of them remembered
seeing MacArthur near the scene of
any of the crimes at the time they
were committed.
MacArthur was locked up, charged
with being a fugitive from justice. Ac?
cording to the police, a warrant has
seen issued for him in New Jersey on
charges of criminal assault and rob?
bery, one of the women attacked hav?
ing accused her assailant of stealing
her purse.
> Careless in Dress
The prisoner is a pale, dark young
man, with hair which hangs down over
hfe collar. He is careless in his dress
'. and told the police he was an artist,
* bed studied in Paris and done some
? work which had been praised by his in
% ?tructors. He was quite unperturbed,
? apparently, from the time Detective
Barth rang the bell at 177 East
Swtnty-eiplith Street and asked to see
Mr. Alexander MacArthur privately, to
tin moment that the steel-barred door
?f his cell at Headquarters was
dammed upon him.
It was all a mistake, he said, and he
?raid not imagine how the two women
had picked him out so certainly as
their as.-ailant. It was true, he said,
that he had been in the vicinity of
Cedar Grove at various times during
file summer and fall. He had done
i'me sketch'??, around Montclair, he
. said, and was familiar with the neigh?
As for the charge against him, it
was utterly false and doubtless he
would manage to prove it so, he as
( ?erred without heat.
I It was the prisoner's coolness which
?Enabled Barth to get him out of the
, taFt Seventy-eighth Street house with
j out causing a scene or even letting
; Wrs. MacArthur suspect that her fos?
ter son was being arrested. After the
- iine-up and a lengthy examination by
Captain Carey, who questioned the
prisoner in great detail as to other
crimes of violence without reaching
?ny grounds for attempting to con?
nect his name with any of them, Mac
Arthur asked permission to telephone
to his foster moster and inform her
of his plight.
His request was granted and a brief
telephone conversation .ensued. He told
Captain Carey that Mrs. MacArthur al
i Wady had rend of his arrest in the eve?
ning newspapers.
The women who identified MacArthur
S ??"? Mary Louise Bradshaw, nineteen
Wap old, and Mrs. Helen D. O'Neill,
both of (?dar Grove. Mrs. O'Neill is a
middle-aee.l woman, the mother of five
*m. Miss Bradshaw is a student at
Upper Montcbtr Normal College.
?... Flourished a Knife
Sie was walking along the Mountain
l^d about 10 a. m.. October 10, when a
A** lt;'.pei] upon her from a clump of
wsjles. He flourished a knife and drew
toe flat of the blade across her shoulder.
?* to'd her he would kill he? if she re
?Isftd. He dragged her into the woods
, ?80 whtn he left her took with him,
I ?-*? ttyt., a purse she was carrying.
\ Exactly a week inter Mrs. O'Neill
1 ?Wi attacked under similar circum
l ???ftes at the same point on the Moun
1 tam Road.
~. Cfcief of Police Watsoh Ryno of Cedar
v??jjye compared the stories of the two
' vi?* &n'' came to tne conclusion that
<j,u<:re attackcfi by the same man
?WO that their assailant was a man
*80,js-aB known to persons living in
?* vicinity. This was after posses had
??oared the countryside in a vain hunt
iof the man and the police of sur
J0JlBd;ng communities had been asked
*. *M?atch for him.
fti?^ ^ MacArthur, the prisoner's
-"??ter father, who is widely known in
*"*>???; ng and contracting circles, is
???iurer of MacArthur Brothers, 120
? <CsBttnu?e en page feur)
Boy Says He Wrecked
train Just as a "Stunt"
*?wa Born of Film Smash-Ups
Caused Ditching of Jersey
Centra! Rolling Stock
Fred Polier, eighteen years old, yes
<*W?y made it clear to the Newark
POitce and railroad detectives just how
?"?a why the locomotive, water tender
t?Li ? coach of a train on th* Cen"
??I Railroad of New Jersey were de
ur2,.Rnd overturned at Port Newark
** Thursday.
"red confided that he had seen such
?-5 u*j0n the 8?'reen and for a long
at it wantt?d to have a train wreck
Ainu own creation. So he set about
?*?ro?..a train to wreck and a place to
Sli ?? He went t? ? ?witch near
??P? Creek in the Jersey Meadows,
_?!f.?-M? R r?<? of pig iron broke the
?wit^h lock, he told the police, and j
?V?MJiW0 iron bolts in ????? iour 8ec"
?_>* Of the switch after swinging it
TsJi?^B along came a passenger train
Si? ?wm Elizabethport for Broad
5F*e?L Newark. That was at noon
*^M<iay. There was a rasping sound
?*?? train ?truck the derail, and the
?jymotive turned over on iti side, the
7???* tender and the first coach follow.
"* f?o one was injured. The wreck
_i___*W a secret until railroad detec
?tWiarrested Poller.
Ford Would Replace Gold With
Energy Currency and Stop Wars
Declares if Government Will Give Him Muscle Shoals
Plant He Can Demonstrate Success of Plan to Sub?
stitute Natural Wealth as Basis of World's Money
FLORENCE, Ala., Dec. 8.?Henry I
Pord and Thomas A. Edison arrived)
here to-day to inspect the Muscle j
Shoals nitrate plant, which the Detroit
automobile manufacturer proposes to
take over from the government, and
almost immediately Mr. Ford declared
I the purpose of his vast new project.
It is not to make money, or, primarily,
to stimulate th$ employment of a mil?
lion men now idle, or to make the
! South an industrial center. His pur?
pose, he said, is to end all wars forever.
Henry Ford, by building the world's
greatest power plant here on the
Tennessee River, expects to eliminate
gold as the basis of world wealth and
i substitute for it something different?
i the units of power. And by doing this,
he said, war would cease, for gold is
j the cause of war.
"It's very simple when you analyze
it," said Mr. Ford, "the cause of all
wan is gold. We shall demonstrate to
the world two things, first, the prac?
ticability, second, the desirability of
displacing gold as the basis of cur
; rency and substituting in its place the
world's imperishable natural wealth. ,
| "Almost everybody in the world ex
j cept the newspapers and the bankers
? recognizes that civilization has entered
j on a new era. The newspapers don't
| see it and the international banker-?
j don't want to see it?it would mean
j changes in world finance and bankers
always oppose changes.
"There is a group of international
bankers who t?-day control the bulk of |
the world's gold supply. No matter to
what country they as individuals claim
allegiance, they all play the same game
to keep the gold they have in their own
hands and to get just as much more as
"With the international bankers the
fostering, starting and fighting of a
war is nothing more nor less than creat?
ing an active market for money?a
business transaction. If the different
countries of the international groups are
at war?that makes no difference. No
matter who loses the war there have
been a great many loans?the gold sys?
tem always wins. The young men from
eighteen to thirty fight the war and are
maimed or killed, the internationalists
are safe and prosperous.
"Ten years ago I said I intended to
put every ounce of brains and energy
in me to stopping war. I never meant
anything more earnestly, and that's
why I want Muscle Shoals. I see a way
which, if it can be done, will do more
to end war than a thousand years of
"The essential evil of gold in its re?
lation to war is the fact that it can be
controlled. Break the control and you
stop war. And the simple way to break
the control of these international bank?
ers, the way to end their exploitation
of humanity forever, is to remove gold
as a basis for the currency of the world.
"Army engineers say it will take $30,
000,000 to complete the big dam. But
Congress is economical just now and
not in a mood to raise the money by
(Continued on pags ?Ik)
I Arbuckle Jury
I Deadlocked bv
Woman 2 Days
| Prosecution Considers Move
\ for Dismissal After Jurors
Are Out 30 Hours Unless
Agreement Reached Soon
| Actor Is Merry in Court
| Single Vote Said to Block
Verdict for Acquittal and
Defense Predicts Victory
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3.?Late to
! night, nearly thirty hours after the Ar
i buckle case had been given to the ju3ry,
I the five women and seven men decid
! ing the fate of the motion picture come
| dian were still unable to agree on a
| verdict and the advisability of dismiss?
ing the jury was being discussed. Gos
| sip in the corridors said seventeen bal
; lots had been taken, all eleven to one
j for acquittal. The one juror holding
out for conviction was said to be a
j woman.
? While the jury was deliberating on
I the evidence as to whether Arbuckle
j was responsible for the death of Vir
| ginia Rappe, the picture actress who
?died after a drinking party in his
! suite here on Labor Day, the comedian
? himself was amusing himself and the
attorneys and functionaries of the
courtroom with antics such as he used
to employ in the films.
Actor Merry in Court
Screwing a half dollar into his eye
to represent a monocle, the comedian
; told a cockney story, then, picking
| a pencil from a reporter's pocket, acrib
j bled the words "not guilty" on the re
j porter's collar.
i Nevertheless, as the hours wore on,
I Arbuckle occasionally showed signs of
I worriment at the jury's long delay.
I In the speculation on the final out?
come the possibility of a hung jury
was the outstanding topic to-day.
j There was no word of any kind, how
i ever, that would intimate this final de
1 cisi?n, other than the early morning
report that the jury stood three for
| conviction to nine for acquittal. Even
? this report lacked confirmation. Earlier
corridor gossip had been that the jury
'? stood eleven to one for acquittal. Gavin
! McNabb, chief counsel for the defense,
| said he "did not expect the tail would
swing the dog." The prosecution was
? silent.
Request for the discharge of the
I jury, if it fails to reach a verdict soon,
j will-be made by the State, Milton T.
j U'Ren, assistant, district attorney, de
j clared during the afternoon.
"You always get a verdict by wear?
ing people down if you want to keep
them at it long enough," he said. "But
it does not represent their beliefs. It
(Continu?! on pago thrw)
Pastor Bars Short Skirts
For Bride and Attendant
j Issues Rules for Weddings, De
i creeing Dresses but Little
Above the Ankle
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 3.?The
Rev. W. C. Robertson, of Christ Episco- |
pal Church, of this city, to-day issued I
rules governing the attire of brides and |
wedding attendants, which, among other
things, say that "skirts must not be
higher than where the spring of the calf j
of the leg begins, and be wide enough |
to allow of genuflection before the
Blessed Sacrament, without exposing the
calf, much less the knee."
The pastor intimated that any one
violating the -rules would not be allowed
to take part ?n a wedding ceremony in
the church. Other regulations which
will be sent to prospective brides and
their maids are:
"No dress called technically an 'eve?
ning dress' will be allowed?that is, no
extra lowness in the neck, but generally
what women now wear upon the street?
a modern 'V,' round or square, neck?
with a complete back and front.
"Sleeves must not be shorter than the
"A real covering of hat or veil must
be left for the head.
"If transparent or semi-transparent
material is used, sufficient lining must
be used."
THE PI<AZ.\?Snnduy IMnnor Musicale?*
in th? new Terraced Restaurant. Special
?Jinnar {6.00 ver cover?Atlvt.
Hylan and Craig
Fight Charter
Revision Plans
Mayor Refuses Oath as
Commission Member,
Saying It Would Jeopar?
dize His Official Job
Packed, Says Comptroller
Governor -Miller Presides
as Work Is Organized;
Scott Is Chosen Chairman
Mayor Hylan and Comptroller Craig
declared their open hostility to the
Charter Revision Commission yester- j
day when that body held its first meet- !
ing at the Hotel Plaza. Together with
Borough President Riegelmann of
Brooklyn the Mayor refused to take
oath of office in the commission.
Comptroller Craig accused Governor
Mi^er of having packed the commis?
sion?which is made up largely of
Democrats?and intimated that the
Mayor would veto the charter prepared
by the commission, and suggested that
a minority report, presumably signed
by himself and the Mayor, would b?
submitted to the Legislature.
Mayor Hylan, who sat silent while
this announcement was made, declined
to qualify as a member of the commis?
sion, saying that to do so would auto?
matically mean his removal from the
office of Mayor.
Fears Groundless, Says Miller
Governor Miller, who called the com?
mission together, said that he did not
regard the Mayor's fears as serious,
but suggested that the Mayor, if ho
persisted in his opinion, could co?
operate with the commission without
taking an oath as a member of the
Former Supreme Court Justice
Francis. M. Scott, who was formally
elected chairman of the commission,
said that it seemed to him that the
Mayor, by virtue of his office, could
sit as a member without taking any
formal oath.
"Of course," said the Governor, "the
Mayor, I am sure, thoroughly appreci?
ates that there was no deeply laid plot!
in this thing."
"Oh, no," said the Mayor.
But this acquiescence of the Mayor
did not please the Comptroller, who
"That plot was laid when the bill |
was passed and the companion r?solu-1
tion for the Meyer Investigating Com- j
mittee was adopted. That is when the '
plot was laid, and it has since been ;
hatched and the crop is out."
Metz Allays Craig*s Alarm \
Herman A. Metz, another Democratic j
member of the committee, and a for-]
mcr Comptroller of the city, took ex?
ception to Craig's observations and
pointed out that he had sat on the i
Ivins Charter Revision Commission
when he was Comptroller, and that
while Mayor McClellan wao a member
ex-officio, he did not sit, but desig?
nated the President of the Board of j
Aldermen to sit in his stead, and that,
neither of them lost his ofrice.
Governor Miller explained that the '
act creating the commission contained ;
a provision declaring that the accept- !
anee of a position on the commission !
shall not affjict title to the office. |
Nevertheless, Mayor Hylan, who j
(Continuad ?n page inven) I
Noise From 16 Children
Drives Pair to Separate j
Father's Attorney Protests $5j
Weekly Alimony as Ex?
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
DETROIT, Dec. 3.?Sixteen children, j
eight belonging to Ignatz Rambowski ;
and eight to his wife, Mary, a widow j
whom he married July 14, caused such j
an ear-splitting turmoil in their home
that they have had to separate.
Mrs. Rambowski to-day told Judge
Richer the story in applying for tempo?
rary alimony. She \was granted $5 a j
week to assist in bringing up the chil- ?
dren, over the protests of the bus- j
band's attorney, who characterized the ,
allotment as "exorbitant." The court
refused to rescind the ruling !
All the children are under sixteen, j
The wife's children, being mainly husKy j
boys, won most of the battle? alleged
to have been staged in the home, it was
Craig Urges
Slash Into School Funds
Suggested to Aldermen
to Obtain Reduction in
$350,516,524 Budget
State Called Upon
To Make Up Deficit
No Other City Department
To Be Touched in Plan
to Equalize Taxation
Comptroller Charles L. Craig yes?
terday sent a letter to Alderman Frank
A. Cunningham, chairman of the Fi?
nance Committee of the Board of Al?
dermen, which is considering the city
budget for 1922, informing the com?
mittee that the budget of $360,516,524
must be reduced and suggesting that
this be done by taking the amount
from the appropriation for the Board
of Education.
The communication from the Comp?
troller contains an opinion from George
P. Nicholson, Acting Corporation Coun?
sel, to the effect that the amount of
the budget should be reduced and ad?
justed so that in no county of the
greater city the tax rate would ex?
ceed 2 per cent of the assessed valua?
tion of real estate and personalty in
that county.
The tax rate for both the Bronx and
Richmond is in excess of~ this 2 per
! cent constitutional limitation. The
I Comptroller finds that it would be im?
possible to cut down the appropriations
I for county expenses in cither of these
? boroughs, so as to bring the tax rates
| within the legal requirement, and con
j scquently the cut must be made in
! general city appropriations.
The Comptroller advises against re
| ductions of appropriations for any of
? the city departments and advises tak
l ing the money from the Board of
j Education, which he declares to be
"state activity."
Burden Passed to Legislature
! Comptroller Craig passes the obli
| gation along to the Legislature, which,
| he says, unless "the sfate is faithless
! to the cause of education," should ap
j propriate the money. The Legislature
failed to recognize the responsibility
this year, when the Hylan administra
I tion left a deficit of $27,000,000 in the
! educational budget tor 1921. which the
i city claimed the .-t?te Bhould p*iy. The
! cjrr.ing Legislature will probably fol
j low the same course, which means that
i the city \yiJLl start the year 1922 with a
? $10.000,000 educational deficit.
The $27,000,000 deficit in the Board
! of Education budget for 1921 has been
[ made up from various Bources during
j the year, including the Carrying of
! $16,000,000 of special revenue bonds in
I the 1922 city budget. Probably similar
means could be found to make up the
I $10,000,000 educational deficit during
j the coming year.
The finance committee of tjie Board
I of Aldermen will meet to-morrow to
?consider the matter and Mayor Hylan
?has called a special meeting of the!
j Board of Aldermen for 1 o'clock to pass
i upon the recommendations of the com
! mittee. The time limit for considera-1
| tion of the 1922 budget by the Board of
Aldermen expires at midnight to-mor-;
! row. The board can reduce budget
| tic-ras, but cannot increase them. The
1 budget goes to the Mayor for his final
i signature from the Board of Aldermen.
Rates in Two Borough?
j In his letter to Alderman Cunning
; ham, the Comptroller points out that
\ the tax has to be calculated separately
i for County and city purposes. While
' the tax rate for the city at large comes1
within the constitutional limit of 2 per
i cent of the total assessed valuation,
I the Comptroller points out that the
! rates in the Bronx and Richmond are
above that mark. In the opinion of the
Corporation Counsel, sought by Mr.
1 Craig, the former holds that the 2 per
j cent constitutional limit does not ap
; ply merely to the city as a whole, but
! to each individual county within the
! city. The Bronx tax rate is 2.02, and
! for Richmond 2.08.
; "The budget may be brought, within
; the tax limit," said the Comptroller,
i "by reducing the appropriations for
county purposes in the Bronx and Rich?
mond counties, or by reducing the
i amount appropriated for city purposes
I throughout the city. Unless the ap
i propriations for county purposes in
Richmond County can be reduced suf?
ficiently to bring the total rate for city
and county purposes within 2 per cent
j a reduction in the Bronx would be of
no avail. It is to be seen at a glance
! that the great bulk of appropriations
! in Richmond County is for the main?
tenance of the state courts and inci?
dental functions related thereto. By
far the greater portion of the total re?
quired for these purposes is mandatory
in character. An examination of the
various items will, I think, clearly lead
to the conclusion that no material re?
duction can be made in the appro
(Continued on page ?lx)
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Pacific Problem To Be Solved
By Agreement of Four Powers;
Anglo-Japanese Pact Scrapped
. -*. _ - ?.?
China Wins Marked Con?
cessions, but Japan In?
sists on Retaining Its!
Control of Manchuria
Promises It Will
Give Up Shantung
Britain Is Ready to Relin?
quish Weihaiwai and
France Kwongchowwan
By Thomas Steep
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. ? China
achieved historic progress to-day to?
ward relief from foreign control. She
obtained the consent of three powers
to surrender important leaseholds of
Chinese territory. But Japan, while
willing to make other concessions, an?
nounced that she would decline to give
up Manchuria.
Great Britain agreed to relinquish
her leasehold of Weihaiwei, a naval
base in Shantung Province, on the
Yellow Sea, which she acquired in 1898
as a check to Russia's aggression in
the Pacific and as a means of "pre?
serving the European balance of power
in the Far East."
France will give up Kwongchow-,
wan, a port in Kwangtung Province, of
which Canton is the capital, which she
also acquired in 1898 on a ninety-nine
year lease for use as a naval base
within convenient sailing of French
? Japan will surrender her Shantung
district of Kiaochau, in which the port
of Tsmgtao is included, asserting that
this concession may be considered in
the negotiations now in progress be?
tween China and Japan for a settlement
of the whole Shantung controversy.
Clings to Hold on Manchuria
But Japan, in surrendering "Kiaochau,
reasserted her intention of remaining
on the Asiatic mainland by declaring
she "has no intention at present to re?
linquish the important rights she has
lawfully acquired" in Manchuria. Masa
nao Hanihara, the Japanese Vice-Minis
ter for Foreign Affairs, pointed out that
Japan's purpose to retain her Man
churian holdings would permit of no
discussion of their possiblo relinquish
ment before the armament conference.
Her possession of Manchuria, which
she acquired from Russia as a result
of the Russo-Japanese War, includes
military and civil control of virtually
the whole 363,000 square miles, with
the fortress of Port Arthur, on the
Liaotung Peninsula, and Dairen, a port
on the Kwangtung Peninsula, and the
South Manchuria Railway connecting
the ports with the trans-Siberian sys?
Japan's emphatic refusal to yield to
' any suggestion before the conference
looking to her surrender of Manchuria
or any rights m it almost transcended
in importance her own and the other
powers' agreement to surrender lease?
holds along the Chinese coast. The
Japanese delegates' announcement of
their country's intention regarding
Manchuria was received under dra?
matic circumstances. Mr. Hanihara
arose from beside his colleague, Prince
Tokugawa, in the chamber occupied by
the conference committee on Pacific
and Far Eastern questions, and after
stating that Japan would give up her
leasehold on Kiaochau, began to state
emphatically that, the Mikado's gov?
ernment intended to remain in Man?
Ready to Quit Shantung
Arthur J. Ealfour, for Great Britain,
and M. Viviani, for France, had told of
their respective governments' willing
ness-to give up ninety-nine-year lease?
holds on condition that the renuncia?
tions were to be carried out by all the
powers concerned. As her part in
that arrangement, Mr. Hanihara said,
Japan would surrender the district in
Shantung, but he expressed the desire
that such a stipulated concession would
be taken into consideration in the ne?
gotiations now under way between
Japan and China under the friendly
auspices of Great Britain and America.
"The only leased territory, there?
fore, which remains to he discussed
at the conference so far as Japan is
concerned," said Mr. Hanihara, "is
Kwantung Province, Port Arthur and
Dairen. As to that territory, the Jap?
anese delegates desire to make it blear
that Japan has no intention at present
(Continued on psg? tttret)
Friendless Boy Refugee Adopts
Destroyer Overton and Crew
From The Tribune's Washington Burean
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3.?Adopted and
cared for by the crew of a United
States Navy destroyer, an Armenian
refugee boy, ten years old, has taken
j the name of the ship as his own and
wants to make it his permanent home,
Secretary of the Navy Denby disclosed
to-day. The vessel is the U. S. S. Over
ton, in command of Commander Bruce
R. Ware, and the boy was one of the
thousands of refugees seeking safety
and shelter, in cities on the coast of
the Black Sea.
When the U. S. S. Overton was in
Batum, Georgia, on the east coast of
the Black Sea, in October, 1920, the
crew of its motor Bailer, in wandering
around op the beach, noticed an over?
turned boat evidently used as a habi?
tation. Looking in they found the Ar?
menian, boy. The youngster was ap?
parently starving and the crew took
food ashore and cave it to him. In the
course of % month's stay the boy made
i himself at home in the motor sailer,
- . i
.... "
making frequent trips and busying him?
self in polishing her bright works and
cleaning up the boat generally.
He could speak many languages, in?
cluding Russian. Greek, Armenian,
Turkish and French, but no English.
He began to pick up English and soon
was able to make himself understood
sufficiently to tell his story. His
mother and father had been killed and
he had no living relatives that he
knew of. He had existed for something
more than a year under this boat, feed?
ing himself from scraps thrown over?
board by vessels in the harbor and oc?
casionally making small sums of money
by shining shoes in the town.
The crew of the destroyer christened
the youth "Harry Overton" and took
care of him until its departure from
Batum for Constantinople. But the
refugee was not to be shaken off. He
stowed away, on a merchant ship and
finally arrived in the Turkish capital,
where he was waiting on the dock to
meet the first boat from the Overton.
An effort is now being made by the
navy to find n home for the youngster
in Constantinople where he will re?
ceive proper care and continue his
I' ?? " .. . ""- '"
Arms Conference Friend to League,
Not Rival, Says Sir Eric Drummond
ROME, Dec. 3.?Sir Eric Drummond, secretary general of the
League of Nations, addressing the Press Club to-day, declared the
League of Nations was still in existence and that its usefulness had
been proved by the solutions of the Albanian, Silesian, Lithuanian and
Aland Islands questions. Alluding to the Washington conference, the
secretary said :
"I know too little of what has been done at the Washington con?
ference to express.any definite opinion, but it is clear the conference
can not and must not be regarded by the league's supporters as a rival.
It is a friend to whom we wish all success, since all the work done in
the cause of peace or for the reduction of armaments is done in the
spirit of the league."
Sir Eric appeared before the club after he had concluded confer?
ences with various ministers relative to the league's work.
Morse Ordered
Deported From
France at Once j
Statute Which Permits De- j
portation Immediately Is I
Made to Apply on Re-!
quest of State Department {
He Notifies Daugherty
Financier Wanted in Ship
Contract Inquiry Is Sub?
ject to Instant Arrest
By Wilbur Forrest
Special Cable Dispatch to The Tribune
Copyright. 1921. New York Tribune Inc.
PARIS, Dec 3.-?Although Charles W.
Morse, American financier, who is
wanted in the United States in con?
nection with an investigation of ship?
building contract* he made during the
war, decided tondjiy to 'return volun?
tarily to' the' United States, the French
government at almost the name moment
was taking action which will necessi?
tate Morse leaving at once.
The French Ministry of the Interior,
employing a seldom used right to de?
port any foreigner within twenty-four
hours, formally ordered his immediate
In some respects the law invoked
to-day is similar to the Mexican Article
33, with the exception that it gives
comparatively liberal notice which
allows the alien opportunity to pack
his baggage and airange his affairs.
Although usually the deportee is on
formed of the reasons for his deporta?
tion, there can be no appeal or argu?
ment, as in the case of extradition pro?
Kept Under Guard
Morse remained under guard to-day,
comfortably installed at the most ex?
pensive hotel in Havre, facing the har?
bor front from which he could see the
funnels of {he liner Paris, from which
he landed yesterday. The former ice
king visibly is in poor health and is
still indignant at the prospect of miss?
ing the trip to Rome, where, he de?
clared he expected to consult a special?
ist, thence going to Wiesbaden for the
rest of the winter.
It is not regarded probable, how?
ever, that he will be physically unable
to travel Monday when the.Paris starts
back for New York. ;
On his return trip Morse, as a pas- ?
senger, will be required to submit to ?
formal arrest by American Federal au- '
thorities when h-? lands. ?
Morse's case, while he remains on |
French soil, is solely in the hands of
the French government, acting at the
request of the State Department in
Washington:. In the absence of Am?
bassador Herrick on a shooting trip to
Sandricourt, the request for Morse's
deportation was transmitted from the
embassy to the Foreign Office by Shal
don Whitehousi-, embassy counselor,
who intimated that thexembassy would ?
be pleased if not required to send for j
the documents which would be neces-,
sary in a lengthy extradition battle.
The French government acted accord
(Continucd en pua? four)
Woman Doctor Ends Life
With Poisonous Drug
Body of Bridgeport Physician
Found in Road, With Deadly
Potion in Pockets
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Dec. 3.?Dr.
Elizabeth L. Radom was found dead at
5 a. m. to-day just outside the fence
surrounding the estate of Anna B. Jen?
nings, sister of O. G. Jennings of 52
Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, a direc?
tor in numerous large corporations.
She was stretched beneath a tree on
the Beach Road, her body quite com?
posed and neither her dress nor the
adjacent ground showing any signs of
a struggle. A hvpodermic needle, sev?
eral vials of strophanthin, a poisonous
drug, and a card inscribed with her
name and address were found in her
Dr. W. H. Donaldson, medical ex?
aminer, decided that the young woman
killed herself with the drug. Detec?
tives who are investigating her death
believe that she was despondent be?
cause of a love affair. She had no
acquaintance with the Jennings family
and no theory has been advanced to ac?
count for her five-mile trip from her
home at 645 Bostwick Avenue to the
place where her body was found.
She was twenty-nine years old and
entered Pennsylvania Women's Medical
College while her mother was a senior
there. Her mother is Dr. Fanny ka
dom, of Hartford. Her father and
brothers are in the drug business in
| that city.
Final Break
On Irish Peace
May Be Averted
Sinn Fein Delegates, Af?
ter Conference With De*
Valera, Return to London
to Meet Lloyd George
Dail Cabinet in Session
Rejection of All - Ireland: ?
Plan by Ulster May Lead!
to a General Election;
_ 1
LONDON, Dec. 3 (By The Associated j
Press).?After two conferences in Dub- !
lin to-day with Eamon de Valera, the !
Sinn Fein delegates in the Irish con- i
ference are returning to London to?
night. It had been intended, according i
to statements at the Sinn Fein publicity
department here, that only Arthur Grif?
fith, Sinn Fein Foreign Minister, would
, return to-night, and that the others
would follow in a. day or two.
It was expected the reply of the Dail
Eireann Cabinet to the latest British
proposals would be flatly "yes" or "no,"
and that in either event Prime Minister j
Lloyd George, upon Mr. Griffith's re- '
turn, would decide the government's
future action. But the news that all '.
the delegates were on their way here
was taken to indicate there would be
further discussion of details, giving
rise to hope that a final breach in the
negotiations might be averted.
| Dail Cabinet's Last Word
Mr?- Lloyd George, although in the
country, is within easy reach of Lon
| don, and he could see the Sinn Fein
I delegates to-morrow, if necessary, gov?
ernment officials said to-night.
It is understood the Sinn Fein dele?
gates were bringing the Dail Cabinet's
last word, and if the Premier should be
able to meet any additional points they
might raise he would submit the new
plan to Premier Sir James Craig of
Ulster by Tuesday. In the event of
rejection of the proposal by Sir James,
it was indicated that the next move
might be the resignation of the!?/Cabinet
members as a prelude to a general
If an agreement should not be
reached between Sinn Fein and the
government, the new plan, it is under?
stood, will not be submitted to the
Ulster Premier, and there was no defi?
nite clew as to what might be Mr.
Lloyd George's next move. In some
quarters belief was expressed that the
military would be given command of
the Irish situation immediately. In
other circles, however, it was supposed
the government would publish all the
correspondence on the Irish situation
and ask the electors later for a man?
date to deal with the situation.
Hope Held Oat in Dublin
DUBLIN, Dec. 3 (By The Associated J
Press).?The Irish plenipotentiaries, j
after important discussions hereto-day j
on the latest British proposals, started
on their return to London, to take up !
once more the details of the .Irish set- j
The Dail Eireann cabinet meeting I
concluded at 7 o'clock this evening, !
consideration of the British proposals
having been completed. Eamon do Va?
lera proceeded to Galway.
The first meeting in the morning was
attended by all the plenipotentiaries,
including those not members of the
inner cabinet. Betvveen 3 and 5 o'clock
in the afternoon the members of the
(Continu?! on pat? ftrnr)
Two Senators at Party
With Poison Aftermath ?
Attempted Suicide of Actress i
Said to Have Followed Rev- j
elry in Hotel
From, The Tribune'? Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3.~The attempt!
of Miss Rita Hall, twenty-three-year
old actress with the "Mecca" company,
to commit suicide Thursday was pre?
ceded on Wednesday night by a drink?
ing party in which two Senators were
said to have been participants, accord?
ing to a story circulated here to-day.
The party was said to have been staged
in one of the prominent Washington
hotels and the participants to have in?
cluded Miss Hall, a companion and the
two Senators, whose names were not
disclosed in the story.
Miss Hall was taken to the hospital
Thursday afternoon suffering from
poisoning. She said she had taken a
quantity of veronal and bichloride of
mercury because "she wanted to die."
Associates of the young actress de?
clare she was poisoned by "drinking
bootleg gin."
Physicians at the hospital say Miss
Hall is ia a critical condition.
Final Execution of Pro?
gram Awaits Only Its
Formal Approval by
the Cabinet in Tokio
5-5-3 Naval Ratio
Tacitly Accepted
Details of Shantung and
Far East Forts Alone
Remain To Be Settled
By Carter Field
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3.? Th?
Anglo-Japanese alliance is to be
superseded by an agreement among
four powers?Great Britain, France,
Japan and the United States?with
regard to the Far East.
Coming on top of important con?
cessions made in China by Japan,
Great Britain and France at to-day's
meeting of the committee on Pacific
and Far Eastern questions, this de?
velopment assumes tremendous im?
portance in leading the way to an
entirely satisfactory adjustment of
all controversial questions in the
Western Pacific.
Despite to-day's agreements with
regard to foreign leaseholds in
China, the one big question remain?
ing to be solved in a satisfactory
manner by the armament conference
is that of Shantung.
Action Waits on Japan
Every other point is "up to the
last notch of settlement," and im
? mediately on Japan's final action on
i this "all the decisions will be dropped
! into the basket together," as one of
| the leading figures of the conference
j put it to The Tribune's correspon?
dent to-day.
The naval ratio of 5-5-3 has been ac?
cepted by both the Japanese and Brit?
ish, only a few details regarding re?
placements and particular ships re?
maining to be settled, and not one of
these is regarded by Britain, Japan or
the United States as important enough
to permit it even to delay the confer?
ence agreement.
All of tne Pacific and Far Eastern
questions are practically solved now
except the one point of fortification?
in the Far East by Japan and thf
United States and of the decision on
Shantung. This information comes to
! The Tribune from the very best au
? thority, and one which, incidentally,
I has never been wrong in any impor?
tant particular up to this time.
Delicate Situation Met
The negotiations leading up to th?*?
; quadrilateral agreement or under
! standing in the Far East which would
! take the place of the Anglo-Japanese
alliance naturally have been of the
most delicate nature. Almost as soon
as the British and Japanese delega?
tions arrived in the United States they
discovered?if they had not realized it
before?that this government viewed
the continuance of the alliance as a de?
cided stumbling b' > k to a satisfactory
understanding in the Far East.
The British at once offered counter
arguments. They -?o-nted to the fact
that the treaty had been amended espe?
cially with a view to conciliating the
United States by the insertion of the
clause making the alliance inapplicable
with regard to nations with which
Britain had an arbitration treaty. The
technical point was raised that this
country had no arbitration treaty with .
Great Britain, but the British pointed
out that in 11)14 they sent a memoran?
dum both to Tokio and Washington
stating their understanding of this
clause to be that it included the treaty
between Britain and the United States
populavly knewn as the Bryan "breath?
ing spell" treaty. Japan formally ac?
knowledged this memorandum, accept?
ing the construction that this treaty
with the,United States was recognized
by them, and that therefore the Anglo
Japanese alliance could not operate
against the United States.
U. S. in False Position
Despite all this the United States
government, in its conversations with
the British and Japanese delegate?,
persistently contended that it opposed
: this alliance, pointing out among other
things that it resulted in constantly
putting the United States in the posi?
tion of being the only nation which
protested against Japanese ictions In
the Far East which were distasteful
to this government, although as a mat?
ter of fact European nations, includ?
ing Britain, might feel the same ob?
The British then urged that while it
was their keen desire that the UniteJ
States should be included in the a!
liance they realized the American op?
position to the idea of alliances, and
i therefore would suggest a tripartite
agreement which would take in the
] tfiree nations and, in a way, super
j sede the Anglo-Japanese alliance.
This led by degrees to the idea that
I the agreements which would grow out
| of the conference would be, in effect, an
j agreement which might take the place
?of the .alliance and determine the ae
1 tions and policies of the nations in
; volv?ed in the Far East.
French Interests Recognized
It was then that France, with htr
? large interests in the Far East, was in
: jected into the situation, and it was
< determined that the best course would
j be to expand the agreement still fur
| ther into a quadrilateral arrangement.
Of the "five principal allied and a*#
; sociated powers" which compose the
j Armament Limitation Conference, this
j leaves only Italy, which has no inter
: ests in the Far East, and therefore is j
| concerned with the settlement of prob- '
i lems there only with a view to preserv
i ing the peace of the world mod 09 sueo

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