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L/fXXI No. ^7JS^
(CopjHflK, 192;
-_!f!__t0 Last~the Truth: News ? Editorials- Advertisements
nnt
T If E W E A T
H E lt ?
f'londy ar.d colder, frtliowrd hy ?nt)r !
or rain tbis afternoon or to-tnor
row; inrrcjiRinfr ?inds
Frtll llrporf ,,n r?R? Fourtoen
^l T\ri\ k \' -i
o?u_i u,\ l
-=_* ? ' i viu^-l ,\l(| | (Iticluding Sports) * w # FIVE CENTS ,n ***??--??**-?? Rrookiyn . tbv cEivra
fear i 00,000
gwindled by
Fakc Brokers
farestigators Preparing
Casrs for Three Grand
luries as Volume of
Complaints Increases
IJIV Savings Taken
Bv False Promises
Pou/i Methods
;1 to
Lure Unwary Invest?
or*. Officials Declare
?jfu*- c.- - ? ? ? . ? - ? victims of stock
_-inr"e.?. 01 ::rrrl = r, DlStHct At
?I*--- ' ' '? ' ?hl ''",f
.'-,;. - ? ul i be ? mplo; ed
, i. >ration of evidenc i I '?-,
r . - ? buckctshoi.
,?,? ? -? , ? - ? ? ? : en ?'? -7 T'rr par, d
. ? ? , r assistant -; itrict at- ,
tonH - ?' - rk, si.x al
-?ady ;,-" been present* '. to thc Su- j
preme Court Grand Jury. Beginning j
??.e.\t Tue.?r!ay, Mr. Banton said, two
r:,.,. ? gi ;5*ons grand juries will j'-?:n :
-Jth the e r inq i sitorial body in the I
uvesl ?- ' "" ?'" - 1 intc ntion, thc !
prost ? il _ ' bring the fraud '
eases to '?-?:? ?..'..? at possible.
i \ ... ire iio'v be- |
'ore tbe - ipi e ' mrt Grand Jury,"]
?aid Mr. Bi "but as this I ody is '
sngag
ar! al
' ? ? - "i conr.cc
tion I committee in
., it!j* ? ided to use the
- ?
tl ,'7
-J.
r tt)
othc- gT
keep i ' p ???::?-? moving
speed
Believes Thousands V'ictitmized
Fror ' ? ? nl i -?? i of com
?'air' ' ' ' <? t . Dis| nct
Attorney cst thc prey of
ttock iugg ti M.ng frauds dur?
ing thi I'ould ru i into I he
' ous ? ' ' itive -t igatora
i i ' ' urpri ed if tiie
windles for I he
j -ar nggi ? ' ti 100.000 person i.
?".*?< ? of As -?.-: ant District
}?''???>' ne* ' . - tons, who has
oeen n I orce of investi
gatoi . .lterfcn with thn
ffork, Mi iid. M r Sii rm i
ai oui ccd > <? '???
rgo ? t fraud in
I ? : ?' ion sl vipi uitice
A ? ciatt ti Adverl is
has
: 'la-. -
.. =-. -, ?
......
r.s; ( lubs \\ oi
Mi. Bai ? - named Assistant Dis
'?(' ??'?' ' ? Schn iber to
'". ? ; arge of tI e
bnck I ihi ? - : ... u-ork of
K*lyziog omplaiiitt waa con
|?'?"' " ?'"' ? a bv Assistant District
MMrney. chroil i r, Wib .".. \ ngcr and
.';''**?*? instruct ioi s from Mr.
to pick out of the mass of
those " hii e appeared to be
Krant and upon v>)iirh in
ut ? w ill b, a kcd.
coni
!?? ,
faih
snd
dea
Btat< ? .
- ..
.
? .
?? ? ?
Mai
.
Ml
A ?
iull ' ?
Itate
operal r
whei
t*rere ??
"oh- ?.
rerc ?
;ugarman Firm Mcuiir.net'
'''"?' mentioncd ?"
U .' tigatioti yes
?? - Si.ign rman <X < ',... i> h ch
" -' ?>?'?:?' with large I abilities
' ???'??. \r\ inve3tor **!-,o
? c ni : ? has made a
: - he depositod bonda to
. - collal eral for trade* v h ich
ftl m tl 11,at. hc waa
? obtain ; i rcl urn of his
'-?.
Oi
t - ' ? ha- c rclated
?.. . Di3t,rict Al
r. per ons of small
? I I! i ff'ord to be flcece I
Sonie of ti," man ipu -
bona fide
? . - . , -.; ;?".-? method: .
' in\ !:..,'?'.
i1 "' aid, waa to
nvestoi into h
v hy paj ing him cash
ime. 'i r c bucket- shop
to thc investor
that coupons
' ? ! - would in
" bool kei ping. After
- a month or two
out his "brok
' bc had disap
I chini ofiicc furniture,
? ,. -
Tr.
Ka-i ,
. ' P'ii';' ' ic stories re.
' at oi was that of
? children, who said
?' oul " her life na\
;-e<:, ?' ?' trar.saction. She told
?' ' y ghe would have
but for her children.
' - included a police
I hc pohceman
??tt on nrfor, tlircei
?Hr- Vfter Calltng Aid,
Balk- Vlaster's Rescue
Wge ij-taiu Hrowu. ;h Aui.
mal Pr, .,,,.. PoHoe and SaU
"r* f nini Reaching Out?
be ', ing to t.aptair
nar<;c Rose at
by frenzied bark
everal ^ailors
- master when he
rge, "I I ' ti, by guard
' .. ai i t hreatening to
?cd to board the
, ? on;o-u of the
and thi captain was
tr jmi .
r-T!,' red in tho Mor
b.Vc'r' ' ?":' City. A num
v. i re moored near
pinjr on these boats
' he persistcnt and
B o ' thc dog. Two of the
ached the Roseand
n struggling in
ice were e-illed and
\ t
Gm .
'?5r
"g ?
and ?
U
hf'tl
?tta .
fiosp.
?"*t C
tnket
im, , ,
B? V -
patrol boat were
Hin,wn
c^r; ' ' Monahan started
Vu H; ' '? of the Rose, but
*hic]" ' the Great Dane,
pYigY, r. ' arily forgotten the
al",, " i i" the performance
tttkii - of a v atch doR. After
iUe?"l ' ' tempts, the police
m^:/ . '? ' ng the dog into ;ub
*i?d ;*';_. ;:"v T)'"" boarded the barge
V, ., ?" .-''' ' r-r- recovery of the bodv.
Pnlrr::-;.,: ; . ' sa5^on "worked with a
tbr- ir, but life was ex
sen waP,''':''"f' '' " '" that Captain John- ;
l-l-'Q ar-.et ..... 0V( r, ^^
^RITIA.^ i" IllLlilKI,; KKILE-i
7? J-.-i'i.?"*;. ?; ? arai ta Thru 6l??p
IHWt! b j' ? ?' w,~'.*:. ' t>.I.."0 SEABOARD
??" un T-r. 4iQa nt.?Aeii-t :
? ill Altered by Shrars
Until It's Like Stencil
A ttill of the late Mrs. A D
fox of Vonkers, ftled for probati
"> Westchester County yesterday,
was so altered by the use of ..-i-<
sors thal it looked like a stencil
or pattern.
The estate Is left to her mother,.
Mrs. Elizabeth Douglas, two sia
ters and a brother. She.changed
tho will in differr-nt placea by
cutting o?t clauses and sections
with scissors. In one place she
'-"t out. the namo of one exerutor
Rickard Held
To Grand Jury;
Bail $10,000
MagMrale Simpson Says He
ta Couvineed Rev ond
Doubl of Tmih of Girls'
Stories Regarding Rickard
More Arrests Promised
I rosecutor Hints Additional
Defendants May Be In
volved in Promoter'8 Case
Ter* Rickard was held ln Sin.000 ball
by Magistrate Simpson iu West Side
Police Court yesterday to await action
of the grand jury on charges pre-?
ferred against him by four girla rang-j
ing from eleven to fiftcen years in age.
.After some delay ho obtained bail and
was released. Alice Ruck and Anna'
Hess were the girls whose testimony
was given in court at the instance of
thc New Vork Society for thc Preven
tion of Cruelty to Children and, al?
though Max Ii. Sleuer, Rickard's attor- ;
ney, argued that discrepancies in their
stories made them incrcdible, Magis- j
trate Simpson took occasion to say
that ho believe.1 they had told the !
truth ns to events in the apartments'
on West Forty-seventh street. and that'
ho believed they had met Rickard in !
those apartments and elsewhere.
"It is amazing," said the magistrate,
"l-.ov,- those two girls of ter.der \earai
could remembcr with such detail what \
happened in lhe rooms and coulti de-I
r*'1' be those rooms and therr furnish- ]
ings. with such detttil.
t ourt Belleves Girls' Stories
"H they were there I cannot con- j
ceive of their being there for any |
other purpose than for the perpetra- i
tion ot' the crime mentioned. It is '
beyond human ken foi me to believe I
that these girls could statir! up under |
thc grilling cross-examination they:
were subjected to and strll stand by
thc stories. they originally told. iii 1
view of thc stories they tell v.-ithout j
being shaken h particle in the main j
details, I am convinced they told the
truth as to v.-hat happened ih the j
house, beyond a reasonable doubt, and !
<i'.af this is all the District Attorney
needs to make otit a prima facie case '
Bufncient for thc magistrate to hoid
lhe defendant to await the action of ;
the grand jury.
"There is tro doubt in my mind that
these girls met Rickard, both ir, and!
out of the house in West Forty
seventh Street.-'
Further Arrcnis Prcdictecl
Mr. Steuer protested when Ferdinand
Pecora, Chief Assistant District At?
torney, asked that bail be fixed at'
510,000. Mr. Sleuer thought that the;
$1,000 which his clicnt had furnished
during the preliminary hearing ought'
to be sufheient.
Tho prosecutor's reply was that al- !
ready the case waa becoming more '
complicated that it had appeared at j
first. Nathan Podd. accused of spirit-.
ir:g away one of t'ne girls whom the I
Cliildren's Society is holding as a wit?
ness, had been indicted by the grandi
jury, and Mr. Pecora sa>d that other j
defi ndants might appear before the in- j
vest gation was completed. |
"When we get all thr evidence ready j
for the grand jury in these cases," he
said, "il is possible that wp will make!
furl '.< r arrests." I
Rickard remained in the courtroom
nominally in ihe custody of his counsel .
until bail had been obtained, when'
Magistrate Simpson returned to the!
bench to accept it. Many of Rickard's
friends were in court, including Billy
*.,ibson and Anthony J. Drexel Biddle. !
lhe courtroom was crowded during the I
hearing, many of the spectators being j
women.
Steuer Attacks Testimony !
Mr. Steuer had prepared a documenti
.ri which the discrep.tncies in the testi?
mony given by the Hess girl and the
Ruck girl were arranged in parallel
columns. Their stories differed in de?
tail only, but Mr. Steuer insisted that
in view of the serious nature of the
charges they made these very details I
should have been Impressed tndclibly
upon the minds of the girls.
The girls did not. agrce as to tne !
unrn'oev of times they bad met the light .
promoter. r.o2 a.-> to where they first
bad vi ited him. One said that their;
first call "?i him bad been in the tower '
of Madison So,uarc (Jardcri, r.-.ri the .
(Contlnuetl cn ran* thrc-si
Por! Chester Divorcee
Dies of Starvatiou
Mrs. Williani Pahncr Taken
From Lodging lo Stanif'ord
Ifospttal Before FVaili
{?pr.-ial Piapatch iu Thc Vribum
STAMFORD. Conn., Fob. 11.? -A j
woman, who was identified to-night as
Mrs William Palmrr, of Port Chester,
V. V., a divorcee, died here yesterday
of starvation. She had been knt i?n
here .-.- Florer.ce Acker, and was about
forty years old.
She iia.i in rev possession ?10 in
cssh arr^', some jewelry. Four weeks
ago she was foun i unconscious on the
doorstcp1 of thc R-?v. Harley W. Smith,
rector oi St. Andrew's Church. Sh.c
was suffering fioi-i lanx of food. He
gave her a home r.nd obtained a posi
tion for !,pr. Yesterday Dr. John J.
Rylc waa ealled <o a lodging house nt
;.. Korest Street to attend htr. 11"
ordercd her reiiioved to thr* Stamford
<Ir>*p-.ral, whetc ?h* d'et'.
': - Ptrlmei. t ,vas ss .ri to-night,
obtain"! fr uivprcp aboul two j ears
v-:... *?'? ? was brought i>p in ':..?::'.?'
Hei * - ;. -. il was said, v.-as nt ??>.: i
C-r;t a.sBociated i" the tnaivigemcrsi of i
thc Hotel Gramatar. at Eroiixvilie.
Trap Set for
Drug User as
Taylor Slayer
^_J
Los Angeles Police Wail
at His Home to Arrcst
Suspeeted Assassin of
the Pieture Director
New Trail Points
To Big Fil.il Man
Two Prominent Persons,
One Actress He Helped,
Declared Kev to Crime
Special Pi.fvn'rh to 'thi Tribun*
1 OS ANGELES. Feb. 11.- Four de?
tectives are guarding a house in West
Fourt 1 Street. this city, to-night,
awaiting the coming or a man who
will he arrested nnd charged with the
murder or William Desmond Taylor.
The man sought is the man from whom
Waltcr Thiele, arrested ns a suspect
in the Taylor case last night and re?
leased, obtained a bloodsfained cap a
cap such as was worn by the murderer
of ""sylor.
The police declare tho man [or whom
they are waiting js a drug addict. They
have asked that his name be withheld
until t'ne arrest. They have searched
hia home. aud dcclarc they have evi?
dence io conncct him with the slaying.
It wa3 stated thal thp detective de
partment aiso believes that one of the
mosl importanl persons in the film
world. whose name has not even boeri '
whispered iu connection with the mur- '
der, nr.d ot"- who had a motive un-I
suspecteo until to-day, is involved in
l.he murder.
They have a new theory of tiie i rimc.
thr.t involves a woman, and the;. are
working indepcndently nf Districl \\
torney Woolwine, The resull o\ ihcir
work, they declare, will cause a Inr
ger sensation than tii; I of lhe mur
der.
Joe Noiari and A! Manning. "f the
Sheriff's office, i ilso arc working on ;t
new anjjlr in tln- case, ii. is said, nnd
another woman star i involved.
Another investigation set swinging
hy thr District Attorney continues
steadily, taking in all persons men
tioned in tiie case, all friends of the
mysterious slaiu director, ;.ll clcwi Iha1
have come lo hand thus ,'ar ;-,rH all
t'.er.rle.-. that have been advanccd. But
li." pro ccutor has fnuounced that so
i'ar i! \ip.s failed ? r< tlirow any light cn
l"c m\ -t ??? .
Wishes to ?><?<? Miss Minter
Mr. tt'oolwirio want to tppak toMiss
Mar;, Miles Minl"!*, 'ilin actress, who
was a warni friend nf fli<- dead man. I
He admit; thal :.=ons in his office
ha\e already qtiestioned her, but !ie
w?uit? a personal interview. Hc ques
lioned Miss Mabel Normand, another
lllni actress. 'or mor? than three houi*3 '
last night, and |;ep| her letters. Wbj
? e did not ;;ivc them to her he refuscci
to say. I
.'. uspecl taken into eustodj shoilly
-? '!" Miss Normand lefl lhe prose
cutor's ofhec wag turned over to the
police when he proved hc knew noth?
ing of tlie murder.
Henry Peavcy, Taylor's sprvant. was
qucstioned by Woolwine lalc this after
noon. Woolwine had been lo'.; that
Pe-rve;, was st- talkrng to ;< rougli
lookin? man hat '. of lhe raylor o ? .
in Mvarado Street ;i few nights before
thc murder-. Peavcy -'-as brought in
by ? - d teclives. Ho remaincd elos- |
."<.?'"' wil . : he iir luisitor: For some ' inie
and canu out miling, saying t... had
Asked about thc ''rough ! roking
i-ian." ie said 1" didn't know any-1
thi':- about him nnd would not asso- '
eiale with any rough eharae! r r< . This I
is thr ? econd t ? !?"-> !'? .,-. c; has heen
r-.i . ? ... the Distriei Attorney'.- r,rriro. ,
A- other witness wa? George R. Jones, I
f-'.r-..'.- i f :'..?? Rallic Apartments, wheip'
T ? '??? and .' I i." N ormand once rc
sided.
"Taylor had ,-. suite on lhe fourth
floor," Jones 'aid. "and Miss Normand
lived two floors below him. There was j
nev r an; thing between them. They i
seemed fo be straHgcrs to each other.
*-r.lu;ioit Still Fnr Away
"T - only woman ] noticed coming lo
the house to see Mr. Taylor was Mu--.
Neva Gorbpr, who was his fiancee. j
She ' vould drive up in her car, come i.t '
thr- switc'tboard and announcc herself,!
and then go right up." I
Woolwine ft thc und of the day an- '
"We are still working hard, desper
ately hard, but ne have not yet turned
up uny thing to indicate we arc near a \
solution." i
Sands, Edward F. Taylor's secretary, i
is '.''il! being hunted. He i- reported
here, t.here, cverywhere. He is said to
hav< been Taylor's brother. He i? said
to have been this shadou y personality ',
and that. But the murder charge pre
pared by the District \ttorney ? office, :
some time age. has not yet been lodged
(Ontlnueri on oag* thrw)
Gun Firing ."1,500 Shots
A Minute Given lo Spain
fVl^srjiphrr's Invcntioii (iinerg
Half-Mile Front and Will
Be l.'sc<l Against Moors
MADRID, Feb. II (By The Associatcd
Press"). A nev.- machinc gun capable;
nf f:r',r-,e 13,600 shots per minuto, has:
heen invented by Gregorio Arias, a re
tired telegrapher of Corunna, it was:
reported to-day by the newspaper
"Imwarcial."
The gun is composed of fifty barrels. '
err'i capable of firing seventy shots per I
minute, and it is desig*ned to cover n
front of a kilometre in width, Ita on
eration nece3sitates five men. bu*. i
changes of position can he made easily. !
Tho load ing apparatus is automatic.
The inventor is presenting the gui
to the Spanish army for use in its op
erations against the Moorisii tribrs
men.
Council Postponement
Considered in Home
R.OME, Feb. 11 (By Tho Asso
ciated Presa).?The Italian Cab?
inet has authorizccl Premier
Bonimi and Foreign Minister
della Torrette to decide whether
and in what manner the Genoa
international economic confer?
ence, acheduled to open on March
8, may ho poatponed.
Edison's Vote
For'President
Not for Ford
Iiiventor Says His Friend
Henry Wouldn't Do for
That Job. Inu He I*
??? Good Manufaclui'er
Works on 75t!j Birthday
Opposcs Soldier Bonus, Beer
and Winr and Expccts lo
SlJiy in Harness !.> Years
Thomaa Alva Edison waa seventy
five years old yesterday. He punehed
thc time clock in the laboratories
of tho Edison plani nt West Orange,
N. J., nt 9:19 o'clock and went, to
work. He expccts to keep 0n punching
it for fifteen more years.
Al 10 o'clock he gave himself over
to an intervicw with newspaper men.
He Ihoughl thr-.l Theodore Roosevelt
was thc greatest man he ]-,arl ever met,
thal Sarah Bemhardt was the most re
markablc woman. thal Honrj Ford
would not make a good President, that
naval preparaHoi*,?, should nol ccasc,
that busin. ss conditions were improv
ing ' it ri that lhe soldier bonus was in
OpportUllC.
|!r ' ad just a -hor< i me before gone
out it) thc yard lo shakc ha ids with
his employees. rhc air waj damp a.ul
hlul "' '"!ll> "i il. .Mr. Edison wore 'to
ovcrcoal and his jackct was open. He
' ;,'~ ? ?'?' r: and it. ga. humor li.*
'v'"v ? flowei in his buttonhoie He
posed for photographers.
W ill "Never" Retire
1 '?" lie returned to hi; laboratorv and
?. ' ' ewspaper men set to work popping
'I'"01"'; '" : ' . "llcr another
| x< ' o:i y one question did 'te | esitatc
?"' ' :'' c" '" ns' "^ him ,vl cn l.e was goinc
" '"""'? ": had '.., su peclcd th"Rt
" ?>? "?'<- would :, K v,;,.!, ;( question, He
'',,?"?'*' :.'"-.: whHr and then he said
' I have nol ;een ? ery many turn " lie
.?"."? .;?' ??? always ;,, mj laboratorv.
! '";'' ' r;" ,;'" ' '?'?', often. I do not ro
''' ' ' "'" v I "ever saw Roosevelt but
once in my life, and thal tvas when I
snook hts hand " He naused re,- n mo.
"??-ni. I liked i eddv." he said
And ;i ro. Sarah Rernhardt, he said:
bh?- ???:?-' ?r?o'l. ?"d i.:- still full of
P'.'pp.tr.
I'," ne ; r,uert'on concerned Henry
,""!' Sr:"'" ,?"e ?'?nted to know
"hei er Mr. Edison Ihoughl him a
"ln one way, \ r.-. |n ai ->: her no "
said Mr. Edison.
"Would you vote for him r".- Prcs;
dent?"
' .-.", ' -a H Mr. Kdison prompt'y "(I
is oul of his line. But if there was a
Posl'lon ai d rector of manufacl urers
1 would '.?.?ite ?-,,,- bj,,, twico."
'")'? ''-di oi: though' that Mr. |'o-,(
wouiil succeed witli I.V Mu de Shoals
projecl.
,, ";; ,v; ',,'i' ,'?" uood." he said.
-P.vcral Ihousand in.-.chinc shops are
trying to rio whal ho hnr, done bui
1 "?'.'-' ha\ e noi done ti vo|.. ] will' ln |p
'.'"' /; hc ;."' it, I do not think he
should r? into it. |)r. :; ,00 nmbitious
and w: -i , i-i ;-,,-,,, .; ,. t'armer."
Woolr! Stick to Headly (;.issCs
The next question had to do wilh !'ie
accomplishments of ihe Wnsliinfton
conference. Mr. Edison said that it
>".".-. S?od and i;i hi,- opinion better than
nothiug at all. )t,ii he ??; .,'?
"We should nol c-nso naval prepara
tions. \V e sl ould c-ontinu... experimc it
allj ? \\ , should <perimcnt ,-. ith thc
mobl deadly ga: e^ a?d v,, ith the h,L
gest guns. Nol that we mav ever make
use of them, bui so thal we will be
prepared in case so'ie other nation,
through rascality, should attack us.
"When 1 say c.xperimentaily, I nvan
ti at we should he prepared to go ahcad
with their ir.anufacturc :.t a moment's
notice, l want al! nations to be pre
pared that war will be too terrible to
go on with."
Question? were then asked about. thc
soldier bonus, tii" refunding of foreign
loans and light wines and beer.
Mr. Edison said he thoughl the so!
dicr bonus shoulrl be postponed until a
?nor.* favorable time. Then |le *,a!d
(Continuarl on rtptit pijx)
Arms Cul Causes 4,000
To Lose Navy Yard Jobs
100 Workri tv Released ii) New
York; No Furlhcr Reduo
lions Vre rVnlicipated
WASHINGTON, Eeb. 11.?The num?
ber of employees released at the navy
yards by the suspension of capii tl ship
construction bas now passed lhe 1.000
mark, but no further material redur
tions are anticipated. it was said to?
day at the Navy Department. Em?
ployees retained are believed sufiicient
to carry on ihe present building pro?
gram and handle rcpair work, provided
the naval treaty is adopted, anci no
hope of re-employing the mrn released
ii now held out bj tbe navy.
Reports from navj yards aa to reduc?
tion of pcrsonnel, received to-day, give
tho numbei btid off :.> follow: ;
Norfolk. 118; Washington, I 350;
Nev,' York, 100, and Pliiladt.lpbia. CO.
Tt is cstirnated that men discharged or
given leave without pay at the Mar.,
Isiand, < alifornia, yard :,iil total 1.500,
and at the South Charleston, VV. Va.,
armor planl wiil nuniTjer 150, bringing
the total reduction to 1,_'ii>-:.
The Tribune s Radio Department
Two pagcs of R^dio news, comment and
advice will hc found on Pages 6 and 7
i n Section II o f t o - d a y' s Tribune. (
Harding Si re
jOf Postponed
Genoa Parlev
_ ?*
Belief Conference Wil!
Not lake Place Before
June Saves Him Neces
sity of Early Decision
Two Em ba rrassi n<r
Factors Involved
Demand for Economic'
Restoration and ItalyV
Aid on Armament Issues |
By Cartcr Field
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11. President j
Harding and his advisers are now ab-j
solutely sure that lhe Genoa confer-I
ence wil] be poslponed from the date!
""' i'i March to June at the earliosl I
Ine request of Premier Poincare of j
France that tho meeting should be
poslponed for three months has not!
heen received as yet hy this govern- '
ment, it wns announced late to-day at j
the State Department. It was also !
made clear that tho reply of this gov
ernment would not go forward to Rome i
until the French nole had heen received
and considered.
I: has been the desire of President I
Harding all along to avoid announcing |
air decision on the Genon confciencc
until all of lhe business of thc arma?
ment conference should have been con- i
cluded. This includes not only the act- 1
ual negotiation of tiie treaties by tho
delegates, which was concluded >i week :
agOr but the ratification or ; )e a
treaties by the Senate.
Senatc Opposition Notecl
The Presideni is fully cognizai t of
the opposition in thc Senate lo
American participation in the Genoa
economic conference :?' this timp. The
las( thing he wants lo do is to stir!
up trouble in the Senate until after j
the fighl over thr t.roatiej he sub?
mitted yesterday, embodying the agree- I
menls of the arms nenl conference, ; -
over. ]
Hul there are Iwo other factors
which 8 re embarrassing the Adminis
' ral ioi in..-- of these is the insi tent
demand of a large. elcmenl iti the
nation thal this country should make
some move looking toward Lhe eco?
nomic restoration of Europe. Presi
tlent Harding liintsel" has ?hown that
'-,.. apprecialed thc tremeitdous effect
on American prosperity which thc sit
uation in F.urope involvcs,
The oth6r elcme.nl of embarrasi nent
is that Ihe Presideni is keenly appre
ciativ-p of tbe parl Italy played :- the
r-.nnamonl limitation conference. There
is ;r very strong feeling of grntitude
ovc.' the v aj in which Ihe ltalian dele
gution supported practically every
move made by thc American delegation,
and there is koen interest, ineidcntally,
iu the frankly c?.*pressed desire of the
Italians for iimitation of land arr.ia
ments and for completing thc entire
scopo of r;-,o '.',';.-! iiigton conference
at some la l er ineel ing.
Ite.luctanl to RcTuse Plca
It is I herefi' re \* ith ? feeling of
strong reluctance that ihe President
has found il becoming iipparcnt that
hc would have lo refU3e t r> come to the
conference al Genoa, of which t'ne
ltalian governmenl wil] be host, after
tliis hcarty co-operation hy thr- Italians
at the Washington conference.
The Poincare note, l.herefore, u<_v
gesting h postponement, is whal might
nlmost !*>e lernied a tliploniatic life
lir.e. Thc suggestion is rot only ex
actly *hat thc Presideni and li a ad?
visers have desired froni the first, but
it offers a means of bringiug '-ii.oui this
end which will be mucli more r!;pio.
matic I lian a flat i*c l usal lo take parl
in t.he conference unless thc ilate is
postponed.
i .? n such a repl; . however, t was
Icarned from high sources i'i '.;i" Ad
ininistration, will be carefully u orded.
The Presideni i- anxious, in laking ad?
vantage o' the French miggestion for a
postponement, to avoid making a flat
statement, that this country will par
ticipate if thc conference is poslponed.
Such a promise would at once precipi
frite the very diflieullies in the Senate
on the whole international situation
which hc has been seeklng to avoid by
delaying nn announcement.
Il is expected, therefore, that the
reply of this government. to ftaly's in?
vitation will call attention to the I
French government's desire for h post- I
ponenient of the conference, and will
ask whai the probability is of nch a
postpo-iement being effected. There
will also. of course, be cordial expres
sioiiB of 'teresi in thc economic re
habilitation of Fhirope, and very pleab- i
ant referenees to the ain-.s aud aupira
t;ons of lhe ltalian governmenl with
legard to lhe economic conference.
Bla.-it Harls Streetcar
I'Yoin Broadv. ay Tracks
Three Passengers Given Medical
\ftention Wiien Short Cir
cnit Causes Explosion
A crowded surface car was moving
south on Broadway. between Sixtieth
and Si.xty-first street at S o'clock las!
night, when a terrific cxplosion beneath
the channe] rai] lifted ;t. from t'ne
tracks and threw it three feet to one!
Windows of the car were shattered,
pai engers were hurlcd from their
roi '.- and a cloud of white moke b 1
lowed .,,-! from beneath thc car. The
e.'.'p'osion was heerd foi several blocks
and a crowd quickly gathered.
The car was alnio.st empty when po
licemen and detectives reached tho
sccne. passergcrs having lefl i! in a
frantic -cramble. It took a wrecking i
crew half an hour to get it back on
the trac-:s. The explo&ion was caused ,
by a short circuit. ii uar said. ;
Three of ihe passengers were at
tended by a;1 ambulance surgeon and :
sent t.o their homes. Tliey were Joseph |
Tinko, fifty-foui years old. of -1 U :
East Fifty-first Street; Irene Pin
ning, I'tiy-i-.vo, of 527 Wesl 121st
Suect, and Alfred Hirsch, twenty-sixj
of 1548 Minford Place. th" Bronx. >
6.1 Below Zcro at Dawson
DAWSON. V. T.. Feh. 11. -Thlt local
ity is experiencing temperature-' a-; low
ri2, 6*5 degrees below aero
Four Slain in Ambush
As Sinn Fein and Ulster
Troops Mass on Border
Senate Takes
3
Treatv First
Committee Adjourns to
Thursday, After Brief
Discussion; Won't Hur-]
rv Action, Lorigc Savs
From The rribunr/a Wnahlnpton Buraau
WASHINGTON, Keb. n. .Thc Sen.
al" Foreign Relations Committee to?
day began consideration nf thc four-'
power Pacific treaty, which was de
scribcd yesterday in President ITar
ding's messago to tho Senate as the
"outstanding compact of peace for the
Pacific." I? taking up the four-power
treaty first the committee was follow?
ing up the opinion of the Presidcni thal
the naval limitation program as set
forth in the i.v,--power naval Ireaty
cannot. be readjustcd until the other
treaties growing on! of the Washing?
ton conference have been approved.
The committee discussed thc treatj
at some length, but made little
ress toward final :
prog
i on it. Ad
journmenr. was taken until next Thurs?
day, owing to the facl thal Senator
Lodge. - ?" rman, v ill bc out of the city
unt 1 that time.
N*o indicalion wa? given as lo when
I ic committee wiil be able if, make its
reporl on thc treaties or on anv of
them. Senator Lodge after the meet
:l'-. however, was of the imprcssion
tnat tho treaties could not be hurried
through ihe committee and (hat it was
impossible to prcdict when thev would
be reported.
Stralegy of Plan \pparcnl
naval agreemenl would be taken up
firsl anrl reported promptly, inasmuch
a i Ihero t - prncticolly no oppo: :' m
to i!. lt :?? plain, however, thr*t the
Administration leaders iu the Senate
rcgard it as better strt'tegy to put tho
four-power trcaly to tho front and to
hold il up a* the agreement on which
the succoss ,,f ihe naval agreement de
per.ds. H' tho naval agreeme I were to
be ralified and disposcd of, there would
bc, ii ',.' opinion of some Senators,
less disposition in lhe Senate to ratify
' ! " t I her trcatie: : ian there vv :!! he \r
it is held back.
Under the plan wh eli thc committee
is pursuing of putting thc four-power
treaty lo tlie front, ': ? nppom nts of
this treaty are forced into the post.
tion. in seckii g to defeat it. of indi
rectly seeking to knock out ihe whole
program of the conference, including
the naval agreement. Al least the Ad
min t>'ation Senatoe-s will charge the
opposition with Laking such a course,
and thc opposii >? ?? ill, to an extent,
I*.- put on I he del'i : . ive,
With thc Foreign Relations ' ommit
I ?? laking up the four power treaty
iirat, it is expected this will be the
first treaty considcreo and disoosed oT
b, the Senate itself. The Republican
icadei s i' ,11 have tt,, difliculty in adopt
?ht; this program, inasmuch as ihe ques?
tion of procedure can be settlcd if need
be by majority volc, despitc the fact
a l.wo-thirds vote is rcqu'ired fur rat?
ification.
lodge Answera Qucries
Senators Borah, Brandcgee and
Hitchcock, at the meeting to-day, asked
man*) quostions of Senator Lodge con
ccrning lhe obligations under thc four
power treaty. They went outside the
reporl of'the delegates and the prog
rcss of the conference and put. forth
iiiaiij . il rrogatories as to the exact
cope and meaniiig of the treaty'.t
terms. :?, answering these, Setiator
Lodge again stressed the idea. that. use
of force under Article II of tiie four
power treaty :?; noi eontemplated.
One oi thc questions asked of Sena?
tor Lodge was what is the meaning of
tlte word "rights" as used in the four
power treaty, vvherein each nation
agrees to respect the ritrhts of tho
other. Senutoi Borah wanted to know
whether rights meanl recognized ter
ritorial i ights oi whether they included
i.-iaim: of all so its and aileged rights.
IL- cited th- case of the island of
Saghalien, pointing oul that Japan h:.s
thc southern half of it and .-huivs
rights i,i the northern half. lie wanted j
t.> know if such rights as these came j
within thc pttrview ot tho treaty. Thi:-;
question was left open for further dis
cu - -tion. . j
The exacl mean tnc; of thc exprcssion
'adjustment'' was also gone into and i
Sonator Lodge was interrogated about
'his and how far a conference of pow
e: - called u ii rl," i the four-power pact
wculd be empovvercd to reacb un actual
(Conllnurd en tvxi paa?)
(Jandhi Postpones Civil
Defiance iViove in India
Disobedserice Comiiiand Held
Up by SJaying of 17 Police
in Chauri Disturbance
LONDON, Feb, II. M.ohandas K.
Gandhi. t-ic non-co-operationisl leader,
ba decided to postpone the civil dis
obedience movc for another fortnight
on account of the recent disturbance
at Chauri, when seventeen native po?
licemen were killed, says a Bombay
dispatch to tlie Exehange Telegraph
Company, All is now quiet at Chauri.
Since lhe inauguration of the gov
ernment's new policy in India i' is
added, almost 8,000 person3 have been
arrested, 5,000 of them in Calcutta.
A Reuter dispatch from Bombay ro
ports thal; t!*e Last! fndi-% Railway
-?'iike is spreadinp and the use of
troops has been grarrted te deal with
intimidution, to which the local work
crs have been submitted.. A partially
successful attempt to tie Up the rail
tvay is told ot'. but efforts to d.-\mage
the line st various points were futile.
"Tha Pioneer" (Allahabadl says
there t'-- no doubt that tho strike wns
actuated by political motives.
Irish Order Martial
Law to Curb Hevolt
From 7 i.r Tribun*'* Eurovmn Fturmyi
Copyrlffht, 1922, New Yoru 1'ribune Ino.
LONDON, Fcb. 11 .?The Irish
Free State provisional govern
nient has declared martial law in
several districts about Cork and
Tipperary. Discontent among
republican extremists and agita
tion to subvert the proposed Free
State. constitution were given as
the causes for the rieelaration.
The provisional authorities de
cided that the only way to keep
the disaffected groups in hand
v, as hy u.se of lhe republican
army, but the disorders are prov
ing very embarrassing to the
Dublin Cabinet.
l_
Grange Urges
Profits Tax as
Basis of Bonus
'Further Annoyhig, Bu*i
ne**s Preventing aiul Ob
jectionable Tax Seliemes**
Prolesied bv Farmers
4"B!oe*- Support Probable
Dpmainl Upsets Plans of
Lcgislators to Deviec
Means to Pay Veterans
.'-,?>. ri? Tribune's Washington /iv-.ju
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11. A demand
made to-day by representativea of the
National Grange that the money for
paying the soldiers' bonus he raised
'?without burdening the public w th
further annoying, business, preventing
land objectionable tax schemes," a:-.d a
I-further demand that the excess profits
, \\\ be re.-enacted nnd re-extended for
thal purpost, caused much uneasiness
i to-day among the leaders of Congress
who are attempting to agree upon a
: program that will meet Lhe great ex
! perse entailed by passage of the bonus
bill.
The demand of lhe agriculturists
was made in a letter to Chairman
j Fordney of the House Ways and Means
Committee, which set fortli the oppo?
sition of the farmers to the tax pro
gram now being considered bv it
as a means of meeting the bonus pay?
ments.
Represents 1.000.000 Farmers
The letter from the National Grange,
which has a membership of 1,000,000
farmers, was all the more depressing
because virtually no progress was made
by the sub-committees representing the
Senate and House Finance Committees
in then- efTorts to straighten out the
laiigle which developed yesterday be?
tween the two bodies over the program
of taxes for paying the born;;-. An
executive session this afternoon, at
tended by Senators Smoot and McCu n
bcr and Representativea Fordney, Long
worth and Copley, of the Ways and
Means Committee, did not bring these
conferces any nearer agreement. The
continued opposition of Mr. Smoot to
lhe stock and bond tax and tho levy on
undivided corporation profits caused
the hitch.
The flat statement of the position of
the farmers' organization was a bomb
shell. It is regarded by many at the
Capitol as indicative of the attitude
which may be taken by the "farmer
blocs" of both the Senate and House
when tho measure is reported from
committee for consideration and pre
sents to those nov? in charge of bonus
plans an untirely new problem.
Senator Smoot declared again to-day
that hc is unalterably opposed to plac
ing new burdens on business or tying
i.p money through the proposed stock
and bond tax or the one on corporation
surpluses. Ceitain of the conferees,
bov/cver, indicated to-night, that they
believed the Senators would agree to
the House tax schedule after possibly
one or two more conferences. It was
stated that it may be found necessary
to modifv some of thc proposal*.
Holds Agriculture Overtaxed
The National Grange in its letter
ealled attention to the fact that with
less than one-third ? f the population
engaged in agriculture the proposed
eight-point tax program unloads at
least one-half of the taxes upon agri?
culture directly, in addition to agri
culture's share as consumers in the
other taxes. More than ha!r the gaso?
line ta.v, moro than half the automo?
bile tax. al] of the tobacco tax, a large
share o," the real estate tax, a large
share of the bank check tax and a larre
share of the parcels post tax will hear
directly on agriculture, it is declared.
The letter, signed by Dr. T. C. Atke
son, Washington representative of the
Grange, aiso states "that, reaHzing the
emergency situation," it will immedi?
ately begin an aggressive campaign in
favor of the immediate re-enactment of
the excess profits tax. The state
granges and 8,000 subordinate grang->s
will be enlisted in the program, it adds.
It will also have. according to the let
ter, the c >-oper ar or. of the American
Farm Bureau Federation and all other
farm organua'ions.
Ford Gives $8,000,000 Check
IVETROIT, Feb. JI. A check for $8,
000,000, bearing Henry Ford's signa?
ture, was turned over to-day to Ralph
Stone, receiver of the Lincoln Motor
Company, completing the transaction
whereby Mr. Ford become.-, owner of
the Lincoln property, sold at auction
last Saturday. Deeds signed by Wil?
liam S. Sayres, master in chancery,
were given Mr. Ford immediatelv af
terward. Tne deeds, when filed for
I record by Mr. Ford, will bear $4,000
worth of revenue stamps.
Constables Shot Down al
Oones Siaiion, Wl
Severa! Are Wonn
and Others Captu |
British Will Rusl
Forces lo Belf;
Qasfa Expected Soon ;K?i
naped Prisonors H
Br Released This \\ <
BELFAST, Fob : : , . n <
; sociated Press i. i
cial constable ? .*< . ' ? ?., ,j
.' several wounded and :
a party of twenty captu
.railroad slation at Clono ?'?-??
1 noon.
Tho speciali , on tl ir v to '" -
niskillen, were waii - ? -
j tho arrival of h aii froi i B
, to convey thei i io tl r d
Tho train had cnterod thi Lati
and some of the ? in the
act of peti infi into I cai riages
; whon n pa .-?-,? ,- : ;
' army men w th i "?? ai d a ? h n<
gun came on I h
They immedi ?*? .? on
' tho specials wil h ti eir rifh
j chine gun, and Cour of ? -
were shol dead, ono of I
his hoarl blown i ?'". .- F the
, others we p were
taken prisoner and tln
' escapod. The republ .
. then fled. Ta] ' ? un
awares, tlie ? pei ?
fire a shol at tho - ckin;
Warning Senl to 1* ' .
( lones is in t ? '
is included in the Fre.
? It is very near I ? ?? ?
Belfast rec ?
of the traged
the stalioi ?? ' it i
ern term rius, :?? i
more Iroops.
' by train
thi shooting : ?
Belfa ? poli ??? .
] were lined agaii i v all
don r.
Sir Jam< '
ha - addres ?????.-?? ....
to Premier Lloyd
: Churchi und Yise t I
1 which ?: nedia actioi
, A Ion v '< ad of p e f ra
j Mecroom to Bandon
he 1 d up by ai in< ? ? ..,
i captured the cai ? ?
, ard equ iumei t, but th ??-,?.
. ualties.
The police wr ... ? ..
j Bandon foi ? ? mol
| reached Li i rda I l
' blockaded witl
j tating a ; .'? i ? ,
brief engagei ei ?. . ?
render, but they i-cr< tal ? i
oner, and after the a I de
carr o^i thev cann bari
10.0C0 Patrois on Bordci
Fro.n riii Tribi ? - ? .,
? ? .p3 rig '..."?? - ,
LONDON. I->b. * ;
? t ion of Iris troops o : .- of
tho Ulster border
I Dispatchc fronti. I ha
close to 10.1 00 ..' ?? I pat
dvav. n up '"?' the 0
the Sinn Feinerf
; .,-r 11 into releasin
in Londondei ry j ? ??
several thousand ]
Republican army bctweei
i and Belleck. W ith gi
both sides, it
wouldn't take much to start
<' conflict.
The Ulster constal
clas - are heing urmed 1
. government. The Bril
' has ordered se-. eral additio
; ion"5 of t roops to Btlfast to
| possible outbreak of c
James Craig, Ulsl Pi er, on hi
return to Belfast fi m Loi on to-day,
went into conference
. the police and m ilitar;
! north.
; No steps to release the loyaHsl
: naped by the Sinn Fei
? been taken, aside fro the ] mise
j given Prcmrer Lloyd
I Griffith, presideni of th
; that they would be fre ??! gra lually.
The st.itr-' vi ?' :? ''. coi
ceed in bluffing lhe
passed. and thc grei I
' moment is I o pre\ ?'" i outb
' hostilities between the " . -1 ? -
lined up on the b irdci Thi rtarian
' hatred bei ween the two
was greater than it is to-d nd i ?
both desire a clash.
Rivals Ready for Cla h
BELFAST, Feb. 11 i By '' k ' ?
ated Press).?Reports were i ?
here from tho Ulster boi-der that
understood none of the captives
in this week's kiduapinga would be
freed before next rr.
These reports said Ulster special con?
stables and the contingents i tbe Irh-.u
Republican army were watching each
'other like hawks acro ? the Ferrnar.agh
Monaghan line. Policing was so rigid
that business was enl ?? ... suspended.
The border specials were halting
every passing vehicle at Newtown But?
ler and Rosslea, v hile a few miles away.
. at (.'lones, the Republican army wv.3
jpracticing the same activity.
"Tbe Belfast Telegraph" in an edi
torial article, says:
"We charge that the abductions were
i made with the knowledge r'::d authorit '
i of Michael Collins. We charge Wrr,
they were done by men weariug *.' ?
luniform of thc provisional government.
i We charge that the victims were cor
I riod off, in the main, in motorcars re?
cently handed over hy thc British gov<
ernment to the provisional government,
We charge that the provisional govet&i

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