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Vol. LXXXI No. 27,460
(< opyrtRlit, 1922,
?r? Y.irk Trlhuno Ino.)
First to Last?the Trutjh:
I MI!)\Tr ,IA\l Ain
Mews -uaitoriats---Advertisements
Fair to-day, with rising temperatures;
to-morrow rToudy ar.d nnsettled;
northeast by east wlrtds.
Full Rr.\tr.rt on I.n.t P,iz?
Miller Pleads
City and State
Bury Hutchet,
Pull Together
Declares Tinie Has Come
lo End Politieal Auimos
ity and Co-operate on
Transit, Charter. Porl
Wants 5-Cent Fare
To Become Reality
tagrr to Cnd Sectional
Strife and Iuvites the
Municipal Officials to
]\i\y Solve Problems
Governor -'it. m nn address at a
-. ncheon 0/ the Merchant ?-' Association
? ?:,- Hotel Astor yesterday, declared
the time had come for the burying of
politieal ?!?:'.' ?ities and for co-opera
? c action on three vital issues affect
jn? -i,, future wclfare of city nnd
Hic remarks were taken as an ar.
urei to the obstruetive ">ppo?ition tho
dty adn ! tration has sot up against
. th Charter Revision Com
'. Transit Commission and
\uthority. At tiie same time
1 frai k nvitation to the
city V'' ;? es to join with the state
? ? ? in accomplishing
I olution of the problema that long
v - bccn thr .-ubject of Hrifo.
Would Remove Sertional Barriers
.? rnor pleadcd for h removal
barrier of sectionalism between
do - n ?tate and faid his
a!? .;. 3 would be open
? ? al 01 and constructivt criti
' ? " one had a better plan
' ich are being formulated
provt thc city'3 administrative
?"'i ti?? ' ? transit and port condi
!' v ould receive ready
nsid ! ation at his hands.
"I deplore, and I cannot make my
- toi -rong." said the Gov
rnor, i n itly, "thc disposition which
'? in rome quarters to cre
? ? : ?? nnd politieal differencea in
dcslinj; witl problems in which there
should no politics whatsoever."
Hopes to Make NMckel Fare Reality
*" Governor said he hoped, by
,r ' ' the Trnn = it Commission's
Jan, to make ,-? reality what had come
" -the fivc-duit far*?, He
mi ' ? fact that rosiJcv- ; of the <-;tv
-'* fayi S i: 15 and .V&. H?
' pcrsuaded misapprchension
i\ the i <-kc\ fare would carrv them
' "C ?? li-.ri *o go.
p... 1,000 representative business
?n who liatened ir.ter.tly to the Gov
Bwr's words for more *han an hour
attt and re-echoed tiieir applause
iwigli thc ballroom as ho concluded:
""&."-?( is and can bc no possible
1 'Sicl of interests. Wc invite. we
wseeth co-operation and constructive
"-"::. Instead of seeking *o create
toBnic4 of seeking to set up an inde
peadent sovcreignty hcio, the gateway
0' the nation- -which T a?.sure you is
:''' verj likely to ever receive con
wmmatioi . because tho people of this
?"?"" even do not want it-- I leave tho
thought that all the people within the
oui corncrs of the >tate should co
opcTate to do those things which are
ln tl e intert - of all thc people."
'?atfd '-'i.-- to Governor Miiier on
' ,J-:' * -iJ ??< presented his argument
in support of thc proposed measures
ror the clly's relie nnd condemned thc
( feprcsentatton by which thev had
??en garbled? were Comptroller Craig,
'.';';? Hulbcrt, President of the Koard
, .??eo. and Julius Miller, Presi
f' we Borough of Manhattan.
'.- app/auded and smiled when the
solZr'u' rrr''?"??}" to his efforts to
' :.:: tbe ' ?nd port problems,
Bol'i?;^n '":,i,t; at i? was not expedient
KWl'i ' vab told that l would
4 -c the present city adminiatra
'0n. itnu it seems I did "
Govern.-r Millo,. look up in turn tho
- "r' ' '?< vision ( ommissron. the
?ransii ommi ision and th< Port Hv
wonty. h.- declart ,1 the membership
? *e commis^ions had been selected
of oolitical leanings and
;'?' ; ? ?: ol Lhe "< ri< being accom
??' "ed ut der tbc ir m.- }n-c-Wt- chair
???; Francis M. Scol - George Mc
W-"K end t ug< ,.? . ? *i. i luterbridg
'ias Hopes in >c.< City Charter
r''' Governor said hc hoped the
-!?'ter Revision Commission would bc
?*rc to report ? charfer to thc Lcgis
t'.'"*f '? ? 'dily as possible, but not
"J ' ' ':? .. ? t> have anv part of the
. '-'r' Ll:r her"." he continued.
* that charter will provide for a
.'" ? . ure of hoiii<- rule for this
PJ*i rc i.t to purcly local affairs.
,_cll'R.,i make it unnocessary for tho
,;'?' " ' tl is town to contribute i-o
? ' ;'-' i.i'..- tho expenses of thc
tf.'wk Central.
'?opr that i; will be possible to set
"r* legislative bodv competent to
(C?ntlnued rn p*jc four)
toooklynites Hunt Cover
"Steer Goes on Kampage
H* Rescued hv Policeman,
Who La^oo Beast in Wild
Hldaf ?b?e" attac^ed bv a bull,"
fl? v 'en':rilr>'- votcc over the wire to
SrteiZ ?6?* ?" de9k duty at the
'?'terdsv Avenu? station, Brooklyn,
^c\tr\"?-"i mean 'bu,!>' a C?P'*"
4V ,r *?* 'leutenant.
?ithh'orng* r<jpHed' "a kI"d of cow
*&xoenri?lsWOrth Lloyd, who ad
*??hurri?^ .1? o:i "' Western ranch,
?ken7i5S*aWl!,d5r S/J"Ut- h had
"*town rvff* ueH ,of S1>;ty at the
'"??* *??: ' '\ ho**i ?anding. Pedes
111 manner ?f ??)?* for d?orways and
Uoyd Zt * hldl"6 Place8.
??r and tih ^""w, lassoed the
?'"'Urtr,^! . t0 a rpiegraph pole
fe^rtSSj1*1 ?f the Lieberrnan
''? Moreart ?? owners at Johnson !
^andltdj, :iUe.' =laimcd the ari-j
'eajt away to_slaughter.
,'f:oi ,('-, 4 J~Q. 8. iT
*.?' "? n ii, ? I: ,'*' A'1,at ?;ocii throurh
'- lea'?is.?Advt.
Clanging Gong Foils $35,000
| Hold-Up at Johon's Theater
l ~
j"?6" Tr> to Seize NightV Rcceipts at Door, but
Manager Starts Alarm Bell an<] Pursues Ban
clils Down Avenue as Show Goes On
Robbor3 attempted to hold ?p An-'
thony SchaeflFer. cuatodian of receipts
i0i :hf' Sh?b*^ at 9 p. ?,. yesterdav
*< thc -tour 0f A; Jolson.s Theatc;
VTrn^ Avenuc,ncarFifty-ninth Street.
ihey fa,Ied to ge? the 515,000 ho had
under his arm and perhapa thr $20,000
which was in his sedan ?t the curb.
only because of tha ouick wit of Kc-n
jamin Mallon, manager of the theater.
Several persons were in the lobby
cf the theater when SchaefTer, accom
panied by Mallon, passed through with
the days rocoipts. SchaefTer carried
the $16,000 wrapped in newspapers un?
der his right arm. Mallon swung the
door open for him.
As SchaotTer started through ?. ?;o.'k<
young man who had been loafing out?
side whirlcd and confronted him wilh
;? pistol. which hc jamnied into thc
collector's ribs.
"Thrqw up your hands:" commanded
ino gunman.
Schaeffer was hcipless. Thc man
r ' .v.thS.-pi-Tto1 ?lroady was reaching
fo_rjbe $16,000 packape under his arm.
? Then. Mallon created h diversion. He
: Jet the glass door swing back suddi niy
brushing th" pistol arm of thc hold-up
man ns it close.1 and thrusting Schaef
: ter bark into the lobby with its weight
"Run like hcll, Tony!" Mallon yelled!
He himself was racing for the ticket
window, where thoro wns u revolver
and hU.-i a pUsh button which con
; nected with a sonorous gong over th"
! front entrance. Schaeffor followed in
, struclions to thc letter. crcating some
| confusion among the do/.cn or so pcr
| sons in th;- lobby. One of them, a
woman who knew Mallon, saw a second
man jojn the tirst in front of the elass
) "Look out. Ron!" she cried. "Hc'
:got a gun!"
Mallon did not even turn, however.
; Hc was fumbling for the button which
would turn looso the big gong. ln the
. moment before he found it those in
the lobby saw two gunmen glaring
through tho glass door. Thtn ;:-? th.
clamor of the gong' broke out over their
heads they turned and van for their
car, h limousine which was draw ?? up
just_ behind Schaefl'er's sedan.
Ail the time thc gonj over the thea?
ter door was ciamorous, and thc ave
(Contln'lflti gn nin, ?hr..\
30 Days in Jail
For Policeman
Who Beat Man
Magistrate Corrigan Givrs
Wamiiifr Against Brn
tality as He Sentenees
Patrolman P. Lennon
Third Degree Widcly Used
ShamefuJ Conditions Exist
VII Over City. Asserts
Court in. Freeing Victim
Patrolman Patrick Lennon, 01 thc
West Thirtieth Street station, was
senteneed yesterday to serve thirty
riays in the Workhousc for bcating a
piisoncr. Macristrate Corrigan, in
passing sentenee in the West Side
court, denounced police brutality and
said hc had resolved to do his best to
stop it.
The victim of the policeman was
Owen W. Watkins, thirty-eight years
old, h tear-"" of 27 Lincoln Avenue.
Brooklyn. H? told the court that he
was mercilessly and brutally beaten by
Lennon January 18, after being ar?
rested in a lunchroom on a charge of
felonious assault. Th" magistrate an?
nounced that he was convinced of the
patrolman's guilt, declarlng that he
had had Watkins stripped and found
hi? body a "mass of bruiscs."
Lennon denied having struck Wat?
kins. Severa! character witnesses testi
tied for him. He lives at 42i West
Forty-seventh Street. and has been a
member of the forcc a year.
"I feel sorry to have to send a poliee
pian to prison," said Magistrate Corri?
gan. "It is against my person?l wishes,
but the law must be obeyed. The bru?
tality in thc Police Department must
stop, and the only way to bring it to a
stop is to punish policemen who beat
Third Degree Being Used
"Th'rd degree methods are being
used by the police all ever the city.
The depaitmet.t officials know it and
decent citizens know such methods ar.
being used. Thc conditions are shame
Watkins testified that, at 3:30 a. m.
January 18, he was in a lunchroom at
Thirty-'fifth Street and Tenth Avenue,
and Lennon entered, told him he waa
the man who had bccn holding up
lunchrooms and began pounding him
with his night stick. He tried to pro?
test. he said, but the pa*-<dman would
r.ot allow him to speak and struck him
?vi-ith his: club every 200 i'eet on the way
to the station.
Patrolman PhiHp Lutz, of the West
Thirtieth Street station, approached,
thc witness said. and he plcaded with i
him to stop Lennon.
Lennon testified that hc had been
called to thc lunchroom corner to stop
a fight among five men, that Watkins
was one of thc men, that Watkins
-truck him 011 thc nose and knocked
him down and that Watkins dashed
inio the lunchroom as the four others
?? si aped. Hc said hc had not taken a
drink since the Volstead act became
effective, and g;ive it as his opinion
? nat if Watkins suffered bruiscs he got
them in a fall.
Pefended by Patrolman
Patrolman Lutz gave testimony favor
:.!>le to Lennon. saying that Lennon
v as sober. thav Watkins was drunk nnd
that the patrolman did not strike his
prisoner at any time.
Magistrate Corrijian said that he
did not believe the stories of Lennoi.
nnd Lutz and declared that it was not
(Continued ?n sage six)
Cigar Store Is Held Up
Third Time in 2 Months
Lone Gunman Forces Clerk in
Sceoml Avenue Piaec lo
Open Safe for Him
Thc United Cigar Store at Ninety
second Street and Second Avenue was
held un la:-t night for thc third time [
since December 1. It was about 6 p. m.
and Albert Rothenfelder, the clerk. was
alone in the store. He had just sent
out Herman Sodickson.. of 1702 First
Avenue, a friend, to get changc for a
S10 bill. . i
It was a one-man job. The lone rob
ber was tail and thin and handled a re?
volver as though hc was used to it. He
corapelled Rothenfoldcr to open tlie
safe from which he took $81, and then
backed toward thc door Hei was stifi
backing when he collided with Sodick?
son, coming back with the changc for
the $10 bill. , A,
Sodickson was apologizing wncn the j
tali ?tranger whirled on his hoel, poked j
his revolver into Sodickson's nbs and ,
told him to join his friend in the back
of the store and keep his hands above
his head. Sodickson did so, and the i
tal! robber left on the run up Second j
Avenue._ I
r?*na Bobbia ^Vji^S^JS&ff9^^ !
Evening Concert, $2.60. Vanderbllt Hotel.
?Advt. '
Acquitted Girl
Rearrested in
Garbe Murder
Gussic Humanii, Who Left
Courtroom Suddenly, ls
Taken as Jury Considers
Evidence Against Libasci
Charge Still a Mystery
ury or Accessory lo
Slaying May Be Aceusa
tion. Says Prosecutor
Gussic Humann, who was acquitted
j of the murder of Henry Garbe, by
: direction of the court, December 14
j last, was re-arrested Iast night in con
j nection with the same case, while a
jury in the Supreme Court, Long
I Island, was deliberating conccrning the
jguilt of Joseph Libasci. who was in?
dicted with thc young woman for the
' killing of Garbe.
^ntt^l'uaMfic-Vsn?Sj^len began to
?charge tne jury^ri t/rBascl's cxs'c \he
1 young woman was seated among thc
I spectators in the courtroom. District
Attorney Dana Wallace, ln his opening
jaddress, had not spared her, but had
j reiterated thc charge of which she was
i acquitted that she lurcd Garbe to his
| death last October.
Harry Ricca, a witness who himself
is under arrest, had testified that
l Gussic Humann was with "a man with
a bicycle" whom Libasci shot October
27 on Woodhaven Road, Ozone Park -
the time and the place where Garbe
was shot. There had been other t?sti
mpny to indicate that Gussie was not
without admircrs who would do her
bidding, and in his summing up in the
j Libasci case District. Attorney Wallace
had said he would "attend to both Gus?
sie Humann and Ricca when thc proper
! time come.-:."
Girl Quits Courtroom
| Through all this thc young woman
had sat, waiting to hear the last of thc
[ evidence and the arguments foi- and
j against Libasci, with whom she says
j she was at- a dance when Garbe was
j shot. When a short reeess was taken
j just before Justice Van Siclen's charge,
t however, Gussie walked out.
; Her absence was noticed soon after
! the charge began, and as soon as the
(doors of the c,.,. ?? room were opened a
I search for her w : s started at the direc
| tion of District Attorney Wallace. More
I than a dozen detectives and process
, servers from the District Attorney's
office wero sent out to hunt for her.
i When she was not to bc found either
| :?t her home or in the vicinity of the
i courthouse the police were notified and
! a general alarm for her arrest was sent
; out. Late in the afternoon detectives
| found her at the home of an uncle,
! Nicholas Meyer, 350:! Atlantic Avenue.
Brooklyn, and placed her under arrest
"What do you want mc for?" de
; manded the young woman. "Do you
1 want me to go back again just because
(Contlnutd aa ptjo five)
Bonus Bill Ordered
Drafted at Caucus
House Republieans Direct
Committee to Report
lt and to Rush Passaec
! WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.?Early ac
i tion in the House on o soldiers' bonus
j bill was forecast to-night. when Repub
! lican members at a caucus adopted a
'? resolution instructing the Ways and
! Means Committee to frame a bonus
1 bill and declaring that once reported
; the measure should be the continuing
order of business until parsew. .No op?
position to the resolution developed, it
was said.
While ways of raising necessary rev?
enue for a bonus were discussed, it
was said, no instructions were given
the Ways and Means Committee as to
what revenue raising provisions should
be placed in the bill. Members were
1 generally of the opinion that it would
be advisable for the committee first to
thrash out this point and leave the
Republican membership of the House
privileged, after the bill is reported, io
caucus again, particularly on that fea
ture of the measure.
Sentiment was expressed, it was said,
in favor of making the cash provisions
of thc bill less attractive and those pro
viding for insurance and home farm aid
a more desirable option.
Chairman Fordney of the Ways and
Means Committee assured his col
Ieagues that his committee would act
with dispatch. Hearings, he said,
would begin Tuesday.
For s2w- by l^sdlT.g srrocera and orugRisls.
Poland Spring CompShy,
,1180 Urtruivrw. flMi.e Madlnou 8<|. 4748.?Adrt.
Quick Aid f or
Farms Put Up
To President
Agriculture Conference
Adopts Resolution Ask
ing Action to Re-estab
lish Prices of Products
Help of Congress
Also Is Demanded
Credits to Finance Exporl
of $1,000,000,000 Sur-j
plus Crops ludorsed
WARHINGTO^ Jan. ?.*. Immediate
steps to rc-establish thc value of farm
products on n parity with ihosc of
other commoditles were a tked ?.r Con
grcss and President Harding to-night '
by tho Xational Agricultural Confrr
ence through th,. unanimou ndoption
of a resolution to that effect. Thc rcs- I
olution was containcd in a report from :
th. committee cn price rclations and
members said its adoption meant. that]
"something must bc done by thr.;
President and Congress immcdiutcly." I
The resolution follows:
"It is thc sensu of this committee
that the Congress and thr- President
nf the United State- should take such
steps as will immediately re-establish
a fair exchange value for all farm '
products with lhat of all other com- ?
modities." '
. The conference at. thc same time re
jeeted a resolution of the National
barmers Union, offered by J. S. War,
namaker, of South Carolina. which !
would have called for a governmentl
nyinmum price guaranty on farm prod
Wheat Cuaranty Suggested
Some measure or stabilization
ents, but said:
"We don't Want to emba'rrass the
iresident by asking more entangle
ments in
E. B. Pa
gn affairs.
? of N'orth Dakota. asked
for a minimum guaranty on wheat for
two years.
The conference previously had adopt
ed a resolution which read'
"With respeet 4, tho "question of
PVTI'Tr^1 pHr(' guaranties, wc
fee] that there should hc a comprchen
si\e study o- this subject. and there
torc we urge that the Congress cau<^
a carelul investigation of this whole
problem to be made by some proper
authority which will report its firtdines
as early as prneticable."
Co-operation in farm marketinrr was
also recommended and indorscd.
Wallace Opposes Price Flxing
r u ,'ue,?f ,the morv radical delegate.
felt that only price fixfng will alleviate
the distress m which many farmers
have been Ihrown by the collap^e of
grain pnecs. Those favoring this pol?
icy said that hugc grain surpluses and
low prices made it impossiblc for the
tarmer to pay taxes for last year and
linancc thc planting of new crop*
Secretary Wallace of the Depart?
ment of Atrnculture is known to 01.p1.se
the fixation of prices. He bolieves
such a policy would be ruinous. but is
ready to co-operate in a stabilization
o. values that. will make the purchas?
ing power of the farmer's dollar as
trreat as. lhat of tl- city dwcller's.
The repori of thr. committee on price
rclations was that thc farmer's pur?
chasing power had been cut in half in
two years and continued:
"This unequal liquidation of prices is
thc primary causc of thc iuability of
manufacturers to sell their goods. it
has rcsulted in failures of some and
thc practical insolvency of many of
tin- important industrial conccrns of
thc nation, This has bccn thc prim
;:!". c'iusc of disastrous unempioynient
of millions of industrial workers.
Adequate Credits Asked
"Thc conference deciares that no rc
vival of American business is possible
until thc farmer's doMar is restored to
its normal purchasing power when ex- I
pressed in the prices paid for thc com- '
modities which thc fatmcr must pur- 1
Thc conference at tt = general sc3-|
ion cominendcd the cfi'orts of thc De-;
partment of Justice to reduce retail
prices and urged that still stronger
measures bc used to bring values to
a general levcl. Thc conference had
hit its stride after three days of pre?
liminary work and adopted a body of
icsolutions proposed by five committe
tc-cs. Among thc recomnicndation?
adopted unanimously wcre:
Legislation providing adequate credits
for financing thr exporl of thc $1,000,
000,000 surplua products.
Investigation by the Interstate ("om
mercc Commission of thc advisabiiity
of exlending prefcrential rates on ccr
(Conliniicd 011 pago thr?e)
Japan Yields
To Harding
Delegates Will Ask Tokio
for Permission lo Con
sent lo Immediate Re
turn of the Province
Favorable Answer
Brlievrd Assurecl
China to Govern District
Free From Financial
and Economic Control
By Thomaa Steep
WASHTXCTON, Jan. 20. -Promptcd
by Presidenl Marding's mediation, the
?Tappiiese delegation recommended to
;nl'" h cable to-da; acceptance of
China's final terms for a settlement of
(hc Shantung controversy. N'o doubt
*"? ; ! ; as to tho result. Tho President
and Secretary of State llughes have
been assurcd definitely that Shantung
will bc restored t.o China.
Di" restoration will be immediate.
exeept thal. certain Japanese officials
"?ill remain on the Shantung Railway,
running trom Tsingtao. the port, to
I'Hinan, capital nf ihe province, to co
opcratc with Chinese officials in effoct
i?g thc transfer of the property. The
joint Japanese-Chinese administration
is to terminatc in a period not longer
than iive years. But tho rcst of the
province is to he surrendered uncon
dltionally. Japan will yield all eco
'""'I'l' and financial control. Payment
for the railway is to be on terms that
will enable the Chinese government to
assumc ownership at once and will con
sist oi Chinese treasury note': cxtend
mg over lifteen years,'but redecnmblc
at l.hc option cf the Chinese within five
L. S. Ineurs No Responsibility
Although the impending settlement is
attributed directly first to tl- good
offices oi Mr. Hughcs and Arthur J.
Balfour, head of thc British delegation.
and finally to the President himself,
11115 goveinment, it was pointod out bv
tne spokesman for the American dole*
gation. ineurs no responsibility. The
agreeincnt. between China and Japan,
which wi 1 probably be put in treaty
fcrm will stand on its own basis, but
i. will be noled in the record of the
armament limitation conference. Thus
C.liJna will havo t.l,e moral backing of
-II thc other powers that the terms will
be carried out. and the conference itself
will have succeeded in removing a dis
pute which Mr. Hughes referred to at
the cutsfot as one of the discernible
forces of disturbances to the peace
of the rar Kast.
Friends of the President pointed out
_tp-day that it was particularly fitting
that he should have been instrumental
in hastcn-ng a settlement. The Presi
Di. Alfred S,e Ihe Chinese Minister,
uho called at the White House with
Mr llughes yesterday. said to-day he
had imprcssed on the Executive the ex
trcme senousness to China of an ad
..(.urnment of the conference without a
settlement. The President, whose in?
tcrest in China's behalf was shown
when he attacked the Shantung award
in he Versanes treaty in the United
Mates .Senate in 1919. made no suirires
t.on whatcver that China shoulcf ac?
cept Japan s terms, Dr. Sze said.
Harding Sympathetic
"On thc contrary," said Dr. Sze, "the
I resident eyinccd tho sincerest sym
pathy ,n China's struggle to rcgain her
lo.-t province. 1 told him that if Shan?
tung remaincd in Japan's control th"
Chinese people would fcel humilinted'.
Ihe } re.5ident was In aecord with this
view. '
lt was not disclosed what suggestions
the President made, but it is under?
stood His views were communicated to
liaron Shidehara, the Japanese Ambas?
sador. with intimations that the United
states Senate, when it came to pas*
upon treaties growing out of the con?
ference. would be likely to bc influ
enced by any failure on the part of
Japan to carry out her pledgc in regard
to Shantung made when she took it
from Germany in 1914.
Two facts were made known to-dav
by the Far Eastern sub-committec oii
drafting, headed by Elihu Root. of the
American delegation. in regard to the
proposed nine-power treatv on China.
One i.-. that i! is to be a treatv, not a
more agreement, which will a'pply to
China as eomprehensively as the four
power treaty, already adopted bv the
conference, deals with the islands of
the Pacific. The other development is
that the China treaty will supersedc
thc Kranco-Japanese treaty of 1907. j
Alliance Now Supcrfluous
In abrogating th.' French treaty the
same proccdure will be followed as was
observed in nullifying the Anglo-.lap
anese treaty. France and Japan con?
cluded an alliance to protect their'
(Continued on next pao*)
State Control of All Coal
Trade Proposed at Albany
.' ,-o-,i n <tafl Correspondent
ALBANY, Jan. 26.-?State control,
over the :ia!e, price and transportation
of coal is proposed in a bill introduced ;
to-day by Assemblyman Thomas F. Cos- I
giovc. Democi'at, of Richmond. Thc
measure would crcatc a commission i
of five members, one of whom would [
bc the State Commissioner of Health.
The other four commissioners would i
be named by the Governor. They ;
would serve without pay and be ap- j
pointed for four-year terms. ;
Thc measure would give the com- |
mission abeolute control over the "pro
duction, transportation. manufacture,
storage, distribution and sale of coal,:
wood and coal products'' in this state.
lt would be clothed with drastic
powers to reorganize, at its discrction, ?
the entire melnod of fuel distribution
in every locality in the state. Among
other things the commission could es
tablish a detinite zoning system in i
pach community and grant to coa! and j
fuel dealers, exclusive franchisea to
work within such zones.
One function of thc commission j
would be to make a general investiga- i
tion into the coal and fuel situation. |
It would have authority to demand i
wholesaJe and retail coa! uealers to
submit their hooks and reconls.
One express stjpulution of the pro- '
posed law is that the. commission, in
case of a coal shortage, shall have thc
power to dictate in what manner avail?
able fuel supplies shall be distributed.
In an cmergency the commission would
bc authorized to take over the plants
and equipment of all coal and fuel
dealers. Violation of an order Issued
by the commission would hc punishable
by a $500 fine or a year in prison.
An official of Burns Brothers, coal
ealers, in commenting last night upon
ssemblyman Cosgrove's bill, said that
the conditions in the coal industry
couldn't be^worse than at present, and
that therefore hc couldn't see any ob
jrction to a fuel commission.
"We're pretty well down in the
mouth." hc said, "and if it would help
the general situation it would bc a
creat thing."
All coal dealers, he declared, are
making so little at the present they
could not stand for any restrictlon if
such restriction would make conditions
harder for them.
"The idea is news to me," he added,
"but anything is possible."
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Genoa Conference To
Be Postponed; Harding
:s Action on Arms
Harvey to Tell Poincare U. S.
May Yet Enter Genoa Council
Full Participation by France a Condition. However;
-Dispo.sition of Europe lo Cul Budgets and
Arinanicnts Also a Factor
PARIS. Jan. 20 i By Thc Associated
Pre .ti. It va, rcliably stated to-night
that George rfarvey, thc American Am?
bassador to Great Britain, will tcll
Premier Poincare during his bricf so
journ in Paris on his way from Cannes
to London that the United States may
yet cousidci being represented at the
forthcoming economic conference al
Genoa, p.-ovidcd France will conscnt
to full participation in that gathering.
I'his was thc view expressed to
night, subjeel to any further instruc
tiona thc ambassador may receive from
Washington ns to the course to bc
taken toward thc Genoa conference.
Hc arrived here to-day.
Mr. Harvcy's interview with tlie
French Premier, which is regarded in
French official circlcs as unusually im?
portant, is expected to take place to
morrow morning or to-morrow after
House Passes
Bill, 230119
Opposition Aided by 17 fte
publicans; 8 Democrats
and New York Socialist
Cast Ballols for lt
Mob Called 3 or More
Penaltics for Members, Offi?
cials and County; Foes
Say Senate Will Rejecl It
WASHINGTON. Jan. 20.-The House]
j to-day declared itseif in favor of the i
| Federal government exertlng its au?
thority in an attempt to stamp out'
; lynchlng, passing by a vote of 230 to
| 119 the Dyer anti-lynching bill. Seven-,
teen Republicans joined 102 Democrats
| in voting in thc opposition, while eight j
: Democrats and one Socialist. London,1
Xcw York, voted with 221 Republicans
, in favor of the measure.
Republicans who voted in thc rega-'
itivewcrc: Barbour, California; Brown, I
iTenncssee; Clousc, Tennessec; Curry,|
'California; French, Irlaho: Herrick.;
I Oklahoma; Hcrsey, Maine; Jones.'
! Pennsylvania; Kelley, Michigan; Lay
ton, Delaware; Luce, Massachpsetts;
Nolan, California; l'arkcr, New Jer?
sey, Robertson, Oklahoma; Sinnott, |
Oregon; Slemp, Virginia, and Stafford, I
Wisconsin. j
Dctnocrat^ who voted in thc affirma- i
tive wcre: Campbell, Pennsylvania: ?
< (.'ockran, Xew York; Cullen, New York; j
Gallivan, Massachusctts; Johnson, Ken- '
tucky; Mead, New York; O'Brien, Xcv ;
Jersey, and Rainey, Illinois.
The bill provid.v. life imprisonment I
or lesser penaltics for persons who par- '?
licipalc in lynchings. and for state, !
county antl municipal officials who fail I
through neglcct to prevent them. The j
measure also stipulates that the county )
in which mobs form or kill any one 1
shall forfcit !?10,000 to the family of i
the victim.
Democratic opponents of the bill, dc- j
feated in atteinpts to rccoinmit it to
the Judiciary Committee and to strike '
out the enacting clause, madc no con- I
certed effort to have amendmentsj
adopted. They declared "the vicious !
principlc of the bill" could not bc |
changed hy amendments, but expressed j
confidence that. the measure never ;
would receive Senate approval. j
Except for a few perfecting- amend- '
ments offered by Chairman Volstead of j
thc Judiciary Committee, amendments
proposed by individuals were rcjected. |
One by Representative French, Repub- I
lican. of Idabo, 'would have eliminated I
the provision requiring counties to for- j
feit ?40,000 to families of mob victims. '
One committee amendment approved I
rcmoved from the bill the requirement
that counties through which a mob j
passcd should pay a $10,000 pehalty.
190 Reported Dead
In New Cairo Riot
British Troops Quell OutA
hreak; London Believes
Disorders Exaggerated.
. i
LONDON, Jan. 26 (By Thc Associated j
Press).?A cable dispatch to "The
Evening Star" from Rome to-day says
i it is reported there that fresh dis
! orders have broken out in Cairo,
Egypt, rcsulting in 190 persons being
killed and more than 1,000 others in?
jured. British troops, thc message
! adds, quelled the insurrection.
Thus far no confirmation or denial of
j the Rome report has reached London.
; Official quarters here were inclincd
j to discrcdit the seriousness of the re
1 ported trouble. A dispaj-ch from Field
j Marshal Allenby, Egyptian High Com
I missioner, filed yesterday afternoon,
j made no mention of any such trouble.
i A dispatch to Reuter's under to-day's
j date, reported only the shooting and
j wounding of a British warrant officer
j yesterday evening and said a few tri
j fling incidents occurred aa a result of
| the arrest of those who signed the re
i cent manifesto urging Egyptian3 to
adopt an attitude of non-co-operation
? toward the British authorities.
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noon. and this meeting n ay b< fo lo . :d
1 by another on Saturday < r Monda^ .
Ambassador Harvey ai : ' .? ve
l ning that while liis visit to Par
no! in the nature oi a . pecial mis
sion hc would take ihe opportunitj of
making clear the American viewpoint
with regard to thc Genoa conference
spccifically and to thc whole economic
| and financial question generally. lie
said he would see as many represcnta
tives of tho French government as
possible, but he was ehielly concerncd
j with having om: or two talka with!
Premier Poincare, so that France
might thoroughly undcrstr.nd the
American attitude.
.Mr. Harvey also will hold a number
of conferences with Myron T. Herrick,
j the American Ambassador to France.
Mr. Herrick has been active 111 sound-1
ing French opinion, and it is under?
stood he will work closely with Mr.
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Pontif f Buried |
Beside Pius X |
In St. Peter's!
Crowds Pray Outside Closed
Door? of Cathedral as
Papal Court Alone Goes
With Benediet to Grave
Cardinals Again Confer'
-. ?
Plan Election of Successer,!
With Probability Grow-!
ing He Will Be Italian1
SpccM Cdb!e to Ttic Tribunr
Copyrlght, 1922. New Vork Tribune rric. j
ROME, Jan. 26.?The body of Pope
Benediet XV was buried to-day in the i
crypt below the basilica of St. Peter's. j
next to thc tomb of Pope Pjus x. Only !
members of the pontilical court and!
of the diplomatic corps witnessed the'
ceremonies. The crowds that for three j
days had thronged the cathedral to
view tho body as it lay in state were
absent from thc edifice, and the great!
bronze doors were closed, not to swing !
wide again until a new Pontiff has i
been chosen. !
From the Chapel of the Holy Sacra
ment tho body was carried hetw-en
''"es of Swiss and Palatinc guards lo
thc Juhan Chapel. where stood the
cardinals and other officials and diplo
niats. After the cho'ir had sung the
body was placed in a coffin of wood !
which ui turn was placed in one oi' lead'I
and finally in a third of wood. Only the j
Pontifl'Y, cross of brass and the inscrip- '
tion marked the exterior. After a final ;
hymn tho body was placed in the crypt. j
Prepare for Election *
Later in the day the cardinals as- j
sembled for a fourth time since the
death of their leader and decided to <
call the conclave for thc selection of a
successor on the day after thc ninth i
funeral service in the Sistine Chapel.
I3y that time, it was thought, enough I
cardinals will have arrived in Rome to I
make up a quorum of thc Sacred Col- '
Cardinal Du Bois, of France, came to?
day. Cardinal Mercier, of Belgium.
and two from Germany are expected
There was a general belief that the i
American cardinals may arrive too late ',
for the election, as it is surmised the \
conclave may be the shortest in the I
history of the church, brcakiug the ]
last one's record of four days.
An inquiry at the Vatican to-day re- :
vealed that there is little expectation ;
that a foreign Pope will be chosen. \
The last foreign Pope was Pope Adrian \
V. a Hollander, elected in 1522. He <
held the papacy only one year.
The friends of Cardinal Merry Del ?
Val say that his protest against Cardi- j
nal Gasparri's offtcial communication .
of thc death of the Pope to thc Italian j
government is based on the argument |
that this should be done only after con- j
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Prohibition and Women |
ln U. S. Discourage Stork!
Child Welfare League Unable'
to Meet Demands for Adop?
tion, Says C. C. Carstens j
CHICAGO, Jan. 26.?Prohibition ano
what he termed the "independent atti- j
tude of modern women" have rcsulted ;
in such a acarcity of babies that the I
Child Welfare League of America, for '?
the first time, is unable to meet the
demand for babies to be adopted, C. C.
Carstens, of New York, director of the
organization, said in an address at the
league's middle Western conference to
"If you want a baby for adoption,
get one now, for soon you won't be
able to," said Mr. Carstens.
"There are fewer babies being born
ir. the better class homes because of
the independent attitude of modern
women. After a girl has been married
awhile, however, she realizes that there
is something missing in her home. Then
she turns to adoption as the easiest way
out, but finds that prohibition ha* so
decreased the number of dependent
babies by improvingr conditions in the
lower class homes that the demand far
exceeds the supply."
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Manv of President'g Close
Advisers Opposed to
Any Participation in
European ?Vftiddle Now
Ouiery in Senate
Also an Obstacle
Fear Expressed That Plea
to Cancel War Debts
Might Be Embarrassing
By Carter Field
WASHTNGTON, Jap. 26.?Oppo?
sition of tho United States to par?
ticipation at thie time in the In?
ternational Economic Conference,
which ha?? been called by tho Allied
Supreme Council to moot in Genoa,
Italy, on March 8, will result in a
postponement of that conference, ac?
cording to information which hn =
been received in Washington fron
foreign capitals. It is believed that
thc conference will bc postponcd to
early summer or even later.
The objedion of the United Statea.
't was shown to-day, is not primarily
t<. participafcing in an international
economic conference. It is the view
of the Administration, however, thal
participation at a *time when the
great pmblentp worked out. at the
armament limitation conference still
are in abeyance would not l>o prood
policy. After the>c Washington
conference questions are .-ettled ?
thal is. after they have been put ir
the form of treaties which havo beer
ratificd by tlie eonstitutional author
ities of thc nation? involved?ther
the United State-. safely can take up
such problems as would come before
an international economic confer
Harvey to Notify Poincare
At the same time that the views of
thc Administration cn tiie subject of
lhe Genoa conference became knowi
here to-day. George Harvey, Amer
Ambassador to thc Court oi i^t. James -.
announced in Pari? that hc would sla
the American View of thc (ienoa ce
ference to Premier Poincare. This
view. it wa? stated. was that the
United States would not enter the
Genoa conference at all unless Franc*
took part unrcservcdly in its proceed
Thc dctermiiiatu.il of lh" President
not to take part in the Genoa confer?
ence until the present armament con?
ference was entirely signed, sealed an<;
delivercd, was reached some time apo
Since then, while the viev, of the Ad?
ministration has not changed, there
have been numcrous indications of op
position t" American participation m
the Genoa conference, notably in the
Senate and by President Gompers, of
the American Federation of Labor.
Thc President hu- delaycd formal an?
nouncement because he wished to make
no statement on the Genoa conference
until thc Washington conference had
become history. He knew he did no', ?
want to accept lhe CTenoa invitation in
thc mean time, but he did not want to
announce a linal decision. His rnaso;
was chiefly a diplomatie one. Ile did
not wish to show his hand as to the
economic conference in advanc to
powers with which this government is
uttempting to reach conclusions in the
Washington conference.
Senate Outcry a Handicap
\s in several other instances in the
little less than one year he has been in
office, this effort of the President to
work a little international strategyhas
been mnde much more difficult, if not
checkmated, by the clamor of those
members of the Senate who feared that
without loud protests the President
might do something of which they dis
To-day. therefore, to quiet th*
clamor the Administration suddenly
released information in four different
The President himself told a Senator
that there was not thc slightcst chance
of his accepting the Genoa invitation
under present conditions.
A Cabinet officer who has refusrd
day after day to answer any question*
by the newspaper men as to Genoa
stated baldly, when asked again to-dav
regarding American participation, that
"it is so remote that you may regard
it as non-existent."
Two other Cabinet officers talked
about the Genoa conference to the
newspaper men to thc same general
effect as thc Prosident's statement to
the Senator.
Postponement Held Ccrtain
"The horoscope secins to indicate
that the Genoa conference will not bc
held in March, but some months later,"
one of the Cabinet members said.
The Harding Administration. he as
serted, has ground to believe that thc
Genoa conference will not be held in
March, but will bc postponcd until
after the conclusion of the armament
At the same time he cxplained that
tho Washington conference will not be
regarded by the government as ended
until final action has been taken by thc
Senate on all the treaties.
"My own idea about the Genoa con?
ference is that before the United States
can participatc in it four things must
happen," the other Cabinet member
said. "The question of reparations
must first be settled definitely among
the foreign governments involved.
There must be a reduction in European
armies. We cannot deal with any
conference where the recoguition oi
Russia is involved, nor can wc be pref
ent should the discussion of foreig
debt come up.
"To mo it seems absurd to go into
conference while Russia has an arm.
of a million and a quarter, tsrd mji

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