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First to Last- the Truth: News?Editorials ? Advertisements
MONDAY, APRIL 17, 1022
* ?:-? *
Fh't nnd ?;irmcr to-dnv: lo-morrow
cloudy and mlld, prohnb!> followed
by ohowers; Freshaontherlj wind*.
I'ull Krp.irt <in I.nst t'its*
Six Killed m
% bv Trains
foupl^ Returning From
Asbury Park Easter Pa
rade Struek by Exeur
?ion Express at Crossing
Engine Hits Truck
Near West Nyack
Girl-* Die Under Cars on
Drive and 2d Avenue;,
live Seriously Injured
:,.ei vero killed yesterday
?. a f.v. injured in two grade-r.ro?sing
iccide-tr. One took place at lnt?-rlaken
Crossin?, X. J*, a New York and Long
B.ar.eh excursion train hitting an auto
ncbi'.e ind killing Lynn P. Moore, of
NssbviHx Tenn., and Eilecn Griffen,
,? Shrewsbury, >?" J., a nnrse in the
Ung T Hospital, and inflicting
.rcb-M; fatal injuriea on (hc other
f?o-cctipanti of 'he car.
fh? other aeeidf-nt war at thc West
Jfjac- crossing of the Wc__ Shore Rail
r,--l Charles Moler, of West Forty
* | Street, driver of a omall motor
truck. ar.-4 Joseph Cavanagh, of Forty
and Ninth Avenue, were
''-. 1 iree other men seriously in?
Thc five men, s'ceording to informa
' tainnd by th** Cnroner, wera out
for 1 ride in the trnck. Thc engineer
?-..? 1, a passer.-ger train bound
. ITi en, v I.irh doc? not stop a*.
. saw t the lights. of thc
c was ;? iriil'-' from the
eteu ?'.? -?*. .: bl< ? ? ' '.- whlstle.
Raccd for Cros-irg
r' .11 automatic goue, but, ro
the crc.--.ng. Witnesses
.-aid the gong rang. N_.v-rthele.ss. thc
? - truck, according to the engineer.
crossing -with undiuiinished
train wa. under too great
to be checked in time to avoid
and the vehicle with the
two men who vcr. killed
h it was carried for several hurdrcd
I ' ' ti l !
Thc ured were taken to Nyack
ire Henry Viando, of
1 ?. ixth Street; Charles
Wesl Forty-s__.tb Street.
? ck Scomen, of 770 Tenth
injui '.; in thc aecident at In
1 "'... sing are Elizabeth GrilTen,
stet oi the young woman who w?j
and Clyde Mitchell, nineteen
-h*-.* r .] , ' Latonto-vn, N. J.. owner
.__ drtoei o? ihc car. They are in
Par. Hospital. Thc young
an is injured intcrnally and may
a fracture of the _kull. Mitchell
injured internaUy.
R.lurninjr; Irom Easter I'aradc
rhe par':* had spe.rtt the. day in
Park, where they participated
E Easti r t)-.r..ric on the Boardwalk.
Mitcfcell haa lived in Eatontown several
He reccntly met the Griffen
' ietcrs at Long Branch, Moore also
'as ef recent acqyaintancc. They met
for the first time in Washington, and
Moore was visiting Mitchell.
When the party reached Inte.rlakcn
ros-ing a bell warncd them that a
train was soon to pass, Mitcbcl!
??t-opped thc car. ,\ moment later a
'eca! train pn"-rd. Mitchell started
'he machine. He was half way arross
the tracks when the esrursion train,
lhe approach of which had been hidden
h? the pa...ing of lhe local, struck thc
Thc automobile was hurlcd twenty
e feet against a telegraph pole. Miss
Kileen -rriffen and Moore were dead
when picked up. Mitchell and Miss
Elizabeth Griffen were unconscione and
told ;i ri.w details o? thc incidents
up to the aecident.
Says Bell -Vas Ringing
eer of the cx .ursion train
that his train waa going but
lwenty-l ile's an hour when it
reachi I I crossing. He insisted he
? ad sounded his whlstle and that the
h<>ll was ringing.
five years old, of
1537 Avenui A. wa? struck and killed
iy an automobile on Riverside Drive
lear 18lst Street. The girl was with
ber parenta who were waiking on the
thcr fainted when Tcs
1 hc girl was taken to
b .- Hospital, where she was
pToncunced dead.
Eosir i .??<_.-tofio, of 2451 Ferond
Av.nux wat < rossing the street a
Mock from her home when she was
Mrpc_ by a car driven by Charle.n H,
Winfield Avenue. Jersey
hild . ulTercd a fracture
th. I .; Sh. waa placed iu tbe
ai and rushed to Harlem Hos
*. .1- pron.unced dead on
.**o Soldicrt*. Injured
Jamea C. Cornell, thirty-five years
cld, a lawyer oi Manhattan, Tan down
two ecldi'T". 011 a motoreycle on the
South Country Road near Babylon, L.
U jesterday afternoon. He was placed
nnder arrest charged with driving an
tttornobile while ict-o__.c_.ted and held
n." Justice Cooper for examination
tt&xt Saturday.
The men injured are Calvin Harrcll.
**enty-?o_r years* old, and William
?ones, twenty-five, both of Mitchell
j eld. Thes were taken to South Side
1 where it was said last night
ould recover. Tl*.c polie.o say
*<*rnell had two .-oir.panions with him
lf: thc automobile which struck thc
?Wdiera. Hc livea at 56 East c.ighty
???on<l Street.
fries Taking Wife to Church
Nan Expircs at Wheel and Aoto
Runs Wild 75 Feel
LawTenc. J. Shutz, of 500 Linden
'??, Orange, N, J., died vesterdav at
j^? wheel of his automobile while tak
S u'._ trifc to Easter services at Grace
^copai Church there.
h? car went forward unccrtainlv for
j . seventy-five feet before "Mrs.
' ho : not a driver. managed
' r,t'n ' 'r' ir,>1 ]t- When her groping
_2f *? c'ianced upon thc gas control
*?*. fc'_n i* "ST tbe car was heading for
>;. sidewalk in Main gtrcet and wa.i
M v? f,ir>" )nch"-s ?l a tre*
m _ "ku,z *"?*- been under treatment
'ftv ft*rear for heart diseasp. He was
MM ' y?ars ohi and waa a master
ES_*r.*nd treaanrer of Corlnthian
5_-V P' _nd A. M. Hi. wife. a son
* Paeddaoghtar aarriv* him.
io Recognizc or Not to Recognize Russia. Is
^orlfTs Problem; America Is in a Position
to Force a Free, Representative (iov
ernment Upon the Bolsheviki
7'ftis is tk# tasfc of Mr. Dickinson's series on Soviet. Russia. Iv it
he dra.ics a crmeluswn. from aJl thn facts gathered during an extensive
investigation of Red Russia and vividly presented in fourtcen prcced
ing eirt:clfs.
By Thomas H. Dickinson
Copyright, 192S, New York Tribune Inc.
F APPEARS to bc written on the cards that the Soviet government
will either shortly fall or that its life will bc indeflnitely lengthened
through recognition by one or more of the leadine powers of tiie world.
News Summary
Cbirf Genoa conference problr- ,s
may be solvcd in fortnight; Russia
to pay dcbts in concessions.
Easter coup not attempted by Irish
republicans; Griffith dcfics radicals
and dolivera a speech in Sligo.
Old Impcrial Hotel in Tokio
bnrned; Prince of Wales's suite and
Americans lose effects; one killed.
Hungarian monarchists look to
Otto as King, says 4\ndrassy.
Oscar T. Crosby says Central
Europe haa been inoculatcd with
soft-money Tiru?.
League- of Nations may cstablish
"ethcr bureau" for control of radio
rolice roond-up of criminals brings
only Iwcnly-five arrcsty; Commis?
sioner Enright givea out Icttera
commending hia administration.
Six killed in autos, fonr of them
by trains.
Eather of young pugilist kills him
with shot.gun.
General Gregory Scmcnoff cannot
be tried by I'nitcd States courts.
Six mrn rescued from drow nin;*:
while rlingmg lo sinking tugboat.
Woman with religious mania causcs
dis-turbance at fasbionable Park Ave?
nue Bapti^t Thurcb.
Man killed, another injurcd in
pistol battle smong Easter celebrant.i
at Patcrson. N. J.
Samuel Untermyer prediets !j(M)
new apartment buildings will be
under construction by fall.
Eastcr dawn service in Central
Park attended by F.,000; t,prcial serv?
ices in churches; faihion parade
Industrial survey shows slight in?
erease in cniploynr-nt and decrcase
in cost of living.
Prohibition cnforc-nT-nt agents
make a rinmbcr of smal! .Sunday
Union labor econornist fayj
$4,000,000,(100 is Tiecded 'o soivc
transportalion problrrn.
Absentees being called in by "big
navy" rncn proparatoi-y to record
vote in Hoube.
Peace plan to end minere-' strike
tentatively dircussed at Pittsbnrgh.
New airplano engine devisr.d to
burn fuel oil instead of gasoline and
make fiyiug safer.
Governor Miller reviews accom
plishments of his administration.
Commission preparcs to distributo
S 1.000,000 soldier relief.
Two army flyers killed in plano
crafrh at San 4\ntonio.
The GiaDts defeat the Bravcs, 5 to
2, before 32.000 fans at the Polo
The Brooklyns in the first game of
the season at L'bbcts Field win from
the Philliea, 10 to 2, before a crowd
of 20,000.
Eaton and Piani defeat Speneer
and Kramer in a team bike race at
the opening of tbe Newark Velo
Babe Ruth rcturna to the Yankees
for a day in an exhibition game at
Baltimore in which the Oriolc-K are
beaten. 9 to 1.
Ur.chcckoJ buying wave during the
week carried average prices to now
high levcL
Delaware & Hudson reports sur?
plus equal to $11.62 ? aharc.
Prices on cotton and woolen gooda
show improvement for the week.
France plans to aid businesB by re
ducmg interest rates.
German market unaffected by pay?
ment of 30.000,000 on reparation ac?
Construction now under way points
to record year in building trade.
Vessel owners seek modification of
proposed tariff on shipyard repairs.
Lenine to Go Under Knife
German Surgeon to Extract
Bullet in ChieFs Shoulder
LONDON, April IC?Professor Bor
chardt, of the Moabit Hospital, has
gone to Russia to pcratc on Nikolai
Lenine. the Bolshevik Premier, for the
otraction of a bullet lodged in
Lenine's shoulder in autumn. 1918,
wben he was fired upon by the student
Dora Kaplan, says a dispatch to "The
Timei" from Berlin.
Lenine has been reported in ill
health for several months. Berlin
speeialists called in to examine him
placed chief blame for his weakened
constittttioo on ?verwerlt.
Let us aBRume for the sake of argu
mcnt that the Soviet government falls.
What are the alternatives which might
offer themselves in its place? Many
auch alternativea do not appear to bt;
improvements. On tbe one side there
i3 the po3sibility of complete anarchy.
the denial of all government; on the
other side there is the possibility of a
return of the impcrial power. Neither
of these outeomes offers anything hopc
fu1 for Russia.
There r?.main certain possibilities
which require- more respectful con?
sideration. Little is to-day heard of
the Russian army. What is taking
place in the ranks of this army must
be left to conjecture. Certainly as the
ration grows less. as the zenl for a
fighting nation cools, the various mo
tives and incentives of tho soldiers
must he subjected to test. Among the
possibilities of the present situation
there is always to be considered tho
chance that a dictator mny arise in
the uniform of the army. ' This dic?
tator may be of any color from White
to Red. Against this possibility there
is the present organization of the army,
which disr.ourages tne deveiopment. of
any individual authority. Few sincere
friends of Russia hope for a military
In a!l Russia ore group remains
cohercnt enough, stable enough, to
serve as a nucleus, in co-operation with
the present government, of a more
broadly representative government for
Russia. This group is made up of the
various divisiona of the parties of the
Left, more conservative than the Bol
shevists, and including tli?e Menshevists,
the Social Revolutionarics and the
People's Soeialist parties.
No one who knows conditions in Rus?
sia to-day can contemplate. the. imme- ,
diate and radical overturning of tiie j
Soviet power. Such a step would be j
followed by anarchy, and in the pres?
ent etato of international policy toward
Russia would divide the world into
hostile camps. confuaed by cror.s pur?
poses, contending for ed-rantage.
Government Must Prove
Ft Speaka for the People
The solution of the riddle ?"an come
only frorn a hroadoning of the man
date of the Russian government. in
such a way that it repr^scnta the Rus?
sian people.
When Germany sued for an armis
tice President Wilson considered him?
self within his rights in inquiring of
'he German government. what. were its
eredentials to speai for the German
people. To-day when the Soviet jcov
ernment is asking for recognition it is
app-opriate to inqtiire of this govern?
ment what are its eredentials from
the Russian people.
The Russian government ho'ds no
franchise from the Russian peorle. In
three respects at leaft. the Russian
go\ernment violates the principles of
self-government as understood by
1. The Russian government pcrmits !
no freedom of opinion by speee'n or'
in the press. Public meetings are for
biddrn; t-h.o pre3s is bound to the gov
2. It pcrmits no freedom of elec?
tion. Neither in local nor in national
affairs are the people represented in
their government. There is no popu?
lar elcctive assembly.
3. The government does not leave to
the people the rcaulta of their labor.
ln the curbing of individual initia
tivc the roots of free institutions are
Are conditions such as tn iead the
United States to believe that the Rus?
sian government is ready to make
fundamental concessiona as a return
for recognition? Everything that has
happened in t.he last year leads one
to think that the. attitude of the Soviet
government is that, of conciliation.
The Soviet government is down to
its own dregs. It has nothing to
hope for at home. Everything it has
to hope for must come from abroad.
Without recognition by the leading
governments of the world the Soviet
government has reached the end of
its row.
United States Wonld Gaard
Sovcreignty of All Russia
l''or the last year every gesture of
lhe Soviet government toward the
Western world has been a concilitatory
one. The Soviet. government has prom
ised to pay its debts; it has offered
concessions: it has hidden the army
and reduced its numbers. It has a
new economic policy which gives sway
to some initiative. It has consistently
aoft-pedaled in all recent public meet?
ings the element of eommunism in its
doctrines. It has sought to appear be?
fore the nations of the world as a going
concern with some conservative tend
encies; in other words, a concern to
bc trusted hy prac'-ical men. For
recognition the Soviet government is
(Continued oh pejo four)
Two Army Flyers Killed
In 100-Ft. Dive at Dallas
Captain G. S. Little and Ser
geant J. L. Johnson, of Kelly
Field, Victims of Crash
DALLAS, Tex., April 16.?Captain G.
S. Little and Scrgeant James L. John?
son, army flyers from Kelly Field, San
Antonio, were killed here to-day when
the airplane in which they were riding
went into a nose dive at a height of
about 100 feet.
Offieers at Love Field who are in
vestigating the accident believe Cap?
tain Little was piloting the machine.
The accident occurred near a private
landing field, and it is believed the
aviators intended to make a landing
when the plane dropped to the ground.
"The Bent WrltbiK Tapem
a*? Waitloy Vupera."?Xiri.
Vlassed Drive
On Crooks hy
Police Nets 251
Three Taken After Hold
Up of Brooklyn Holel;
Anolher Trio Taken
for Beating Chauffeur
Gunmeii Suspects
Seized in Round-Up
Enright Issues Statement
PattingSelf on Back for
WayHe Handles Parades
The massed attack against criminals \
by the eity's combined police and de
tective forces under the ronnd-np order I
of Chief Inspeetor Lahey resulted yes- !
terday in the arrest of aeventeen aus- !
pecta. These were caught rcd-handed
in the actual commission of an al-'
legod crime or where found to have
pistols in their posscssion withont a
license. Eight others were arrested
for robberies some time ago.
There were no spectacular raids on |
poolrooms, saloons or other haunts of
lawbreakers, at least, nono that netted j
any captures. If may have heen the.
Easter holiday or that the underworld,
forewarned of the net tho authorities
were about to throw around it, has
scurried to cover and gone off to more I
healthful climes. At any rate, the ?x
peeted wholesale round-up of crooks
has not materialized as yet.
Enright Felicitatcs Himself
Commissioner Enright issued a state?
ment during the day in which he took I
occasion to pat his administration of
the Police Department on the back by
pointing to "some of the many letterss
of commendation received by the Police!
Commissioner during Ihe year 1921"
and enumerating "some crimes of spe?
cial and unusual interest and ultimate
disposition of lhe criminals."
The letters quoted are from varied
business organizations, public officials
and private citizens, lauding the police
for their efficiency and discipline, their
success in handling parade.-, enforcc
ment of the prohibition laws and sup
prcssing vice and gambling.
Three armed bandit3 entered the
Commercial Hotel. 254 Fulton Street,
Brooklyn, shortly before midnight and '
held up the hotelkeeper, William
Schnnrr, who was eompclled lo turn
over to them !>"0 he hud in his poekets.
The men tho?> ordered him to open his
s'afc, which Schnurr waa prepar ir.:r to
do, when the robhers took alarni at, tho
sound of a distant police whistle and
The robbery took place within three
blocka of the Brooklyn Police Head-]
quarters at a time when there were:
still hundreds of persons on the street
and while seorcs of police and detec?
tives were patrolling the vicinity.
Policeman Pursues Trio
A* soon as the men ran out Schurr
weiif to the door and blew his police;
whistle. Patrolman Rauchet, of Poplar '
Street police station, wlio was less
than a block away, rrived in time to
see the three bandits board a Fulton
Street surface car. lle pursued the car |
on foot, and when it stopped two blocka j
awy all three men jumped off the front j
end. Rauchet was joined by Patrol?
man Mullaney and Parnno, and thej
three offieers overtook the robhers at
Borough Hall, where they resistcd ar- I
resi but were overcomc after a
Tht- prisoners were locked up at
Police Headquarters charged with rob- j
bery. They will be arraigned in ;
Adanis Street court this morning. They j
gave their names as Patriek Burke, j
nineteen years old. of 66 Fourth Place,
Brooklyn; Ralph Bright, twenty-three,
83 Second Place, Brooklyn. and Charles j
Eorbes, twenty-one, oi' 65 Columbia |
Street, Brooklyn.
Three men armed with revolvers i
were captured in a running fight last
nipht by Patrolmon William Dudley
and Patriek Ippolito, of the Wost 123d
Street police station last night after
they had attacked and beaten Thomas
McKeown, a taxicab driver, of 12 La
Salle Street. McKeown was insensi
ble beside his c-<ib when Patrolman
Dudley arrived at 127th Street and
Eighth Avenue. after hearing the cab
driver's calls for aid. They gave their
names as Jeremiah Foley, thiryt-five
years old, 70 Eastman Avenue, Long
Island City; Leo Brown, twenty-five,
48 West 111th Street, and Frank Kelly,
eighteen, 554 West Fifty-fourth Street.
Safe Breakers Frightcned Away
James Quinn, assistant manager of
a Woolworth store at 1484 First Ave?
nue. while making his rounds late last
night found the store safe drilled and
the outer door open. The inner door
was closed and Quinn found $2,000 in
(Continuarl on piiqe eilhteen)
De Valera Says Treaty
Makes Liberty a Crime
TULLAMORE, Ireland. April
16 (By Tho Associated Press).?
Ppeaking here to-day, Kamon dc
Valera said that if the clectorate
in Ireland accepted the Anglo
Irish treaty the people would he
in a position they never were in
before, na thr government in Ire?
land would have to use its power
against any section of thc people
which rose to achieve thc coun
try's i'reedom.
"If there is another Easter
week," Dc Valera added, "the
people wotild bc fighting against
Irish soldiers."
Pugilist Slain
By Father in
Alhert Ronan. in Traininjj;
for Fighu Shot to Death
When He Refuses to Visit
Neighbor With Parent
Wife Witnesses Tragedy
Mother Reaches Side as He
Kxpires; Rcraorseful
Slayer Goes lo Poliec
Albert Ronan, a chauffcur and pugil?
ist, was shot and killed last night by
his father, Michael, in their home on
Fort Hill Pvoarl, Yonkers. The older
Ronan is the owner of a farm there
nnd early in the evening asked his son
to aecompany him to the home of a
The younger man refused. He was
in training for a welto.rweight fight in
this city and told his father it was time
he was in bcd. Thc father was angered
at thc reply and struck at thc young
man. Albert struck back. His father
ran into the house threater.ing, il is
said, to get his gun and make his
son obey.
Yming Ronan ran into thc house nnd
up stairs to his own room. Hc was
ope.ning the. drawer of a bureau where
he kept a revolver when his wife seized
his arm. She. begged him not to quar
re! with his father and, on learning
the eircumstanccs, told him he must
not leave thc room.
Ile heeded her counsel, and wa3
about\ lo close. the pistol drawer when
Lhe door opened and hi.s father entered,
carrying a shotgun. Be.forc his son
could move or his wife fling herself be?
tween them, as she strove to do, Ihc
elder man levcled his weapon and fired.
The charge penetrated hi- son's
chest and he lived only long enough to
recognize his mother. who came lim
ning up stairs at sound of the shot.
"I'm shot, mother; I'm dying," he
told her.
Hc was dead almost as he uttered
thc words. His father, beside himself
with remorsc, hastened to the home of
a neighbor, Captain Robert Russell,
tl. S. A., and asked to be taken to
Mount Kisco to give himself up. Cap?
tain Russell notified the Yonkers po?
lice and Ronan was loeked up there,
charged with homicide. Me is forty
three years old. His son was Iwenty
t WO.
Drinks From WVong Cup,
Slow Poison Kills Doclor
Physician Goes to Hospital |
After B.under, Makcs Will
and Forecaftts Dealh
CHICAGO, April L6.?Dr. Edward K.
Newton, of Whiting, Ind., died here to
day from thc effects of poison which
his brother. Dr. H. L. Newton, of Whit?
ing, said thc victim swallowed by aeci?
dent at Robertville, Ind., mistaking it
for a glass of water. Dr. Newton was j
thirty-four years old.
According to the brother, Dr. Newton i
on April i had prepared a glass of {
water containiDg a slow poison, th nn
had drawn another glass of water to ;
drink. when the telephone bell rang. i
Later Dr. Newton swallowed the con-j
tents of one of the glasses and in al
short time realized he had taken the
He came to a local hospital, made his
will and told his rclatives and friends !
what would happen in a few days.
Revolt hi Honduras Reported
SAN SALVADOR. April 16.?Unoffi
eial advices from Honduras are to the
effect that a revolution of serious pro
portions is in progress at var'ous
points in Honduran territory along
the Nicaraguan frontier.
Prince of Wales's Party Routed
By Burning of Tokio Hotel
TOKIO, April 16 I By The Associated
Press).- Fire to-day completely de
stroyed the older portion of thc famous
Iinperial Hotel and damaged thc tem?
porary annex to the hotei. Three hun?
dred persons. mostly member* of thc I
staff of thc Prince of Wales and vis- j
itors who came to Tokio from various l
parts of Japan in connection with thc j
visit of tha Prince, were rendered
homelesa. Their effects were partly
destroyed. One person is known to
have been killed.
When the fire broke out at 3:10
o'clock this afternoon thc Prince of
Wales was just entering the Shinjuju
gardens, three miles from Tokio, ac
I companied by the Regent, the Empress
anr! some three thousapd invited guests
I for a garden party. Con'sequently, he
! knew nothing of the disaster until his
j return _o the city.
The flames swept rapidly through the
! hotel building under the strong wind
i that was blowing, and the hotel was
quickly enveloped. The annex also was
considerably damaged, and the new
hotel, which is under construction at a
cost of 7.00fi,000 yen, was endangere.d. |
A number of Americans residing in I
tbe holcl lost their effects. Among |
them are Mr. Mocller, the contractor j
for the new hotel, whose home is Chi- |
cago. and his wife, and J. C. Denby, a !
member of the American Embassy. j
About twenty or thirty members of j
the suite of the Prince of Waleo and J
offieers of the cruiser Renown were at
tending the imperial garden party with
tho Prince during the tire, and were
heavy Joscrs. Captain P. Leigh lost
presents he had received during the
visit of the Prince of Wales to India
and Japan, and which he intended to
ship home bv w'ay of the United States.
Scme of the' Prince's staff offieers lost
their entire kits.
The newspaper representatives and
photographors attached to the Prince's
stalf also lost everything they had left
behind in the hotel.
The man killed was a Greek n.imed
Milliaresay, who had been a resident of
Tokio for Bfteen years. Milliaresay
tried to make hia escape by way of the
roof of the hotel. Firemen placed a
ladder in an endeavor to rescue him. He
was reaching for the ladder when he.
fell. Hc managed to grasp a rung and
hold on, but the flames enveloped him.
While clinging to the rung the firemen
played a stream of water on him. Final?
ly he fell through the flames to the.
ground, where he was picked up dead.
The loss to the. buildings is estimated
at 4,000,000 ye?, ,
Irish Fight
A __? 1 ? i?*B*
One Slain, Two Wounded,
London Hears; Another
Report Says Free Slalers
Shol Six Republicans
Collins (yreeted bv
Firing at Duhlii.
Easter Sunday Is Quiet
in Belfast; Attempt to
Seize Mountjoy Prison
LONDON, April 16 (Rv The Asso?
ciated Press).?A dispatch to the Press
Association from Carrick-on-Shannon
says Arthur Grimth, guarded by ar
mored cars and Free State troops, to- ]
day addres.x-d a crowd in .Sligo with?
out interruption,
There was an exchange of firing be?
tween the. opposing forces this morn?
ing, the dispatch adds, and it. 13 re- (
portcd i/ne Republican was killed and :
another Republican ..nd one civiiian
were slightly wounded. 1
A dispatch to "Thc London Times"
from Dublin says that when Michael !
Collins and his friends arrived in Rut- j
land Square, Dublin, at midnight, shots '
were tired. The man who did thc
shooting was pursued and arrested.
BELFAST, April 16 (By The Asso-I
ciated Press).- A report reached Bel?
fast to-night that at the meeting at
Sligo addressed by Arthur Grifhth the
discordant factions had instructions
not to fire, but at one point during the
meeting a party cf Free Staters did
tire. wounding nbout a half dozen re- ;
publicans. These wero the entire
Not wi Lhstandinj. wild rumors of im
pending trouble in Belfast Easter Sun- i
day, not. a single cusualty nad heen re* j
portcd up to Ij o'clock to-night. An 1
unusually lnrp-e number of hold-ups, |
carried out by armed mon, took place
in tho streets of Belfast Saturday
night., but; no hip; amounts were ob?
tained hy the highwaymen.
Complete quiet. prcvailed Saturday
night and to-day along lhe Fermana;:.))
C'ontinaous Firing in Dublin
There was continuous fir'mjj; in the
north side of Dublin Saturday night.
Considerable alarm prcvailed among
the residents in lhe neighborhood of
the Bro.ulstone Station and Mountjoy
prison. According to one. account. re?
ceived here thc republicans e.ndeavored
to seize Mountjoy prison, which was
guarded by Iri_.-h republican army reg?
Broadstpne is the station from whieri
Arthur OrirhTh started I'or Sligo. Mr.
Grjffith (00k a bold course. instead of
smuggling himself into Sligo he trav
eled in state on the Midland <fc Great
Western Railroad with a guard of
honor of Free State troops. At all the
stations crowds waited to give thc Dail
Eireann President a cordial reception.
Handshaking was the order of the day at
Mullingar, w'nl.e at Longford the local
republican army members rendered
honors and the inevitable brass band
played national airs.
In an interview at Longford Mr. Grif
fith said he was not afraid to speak in
SlijTo, as'he knew the people therx as
well as in every county in ireland. were.
behind him.
lt is reported here that tho Kilmain
ham prison has been taken over by the
Irish republican army. Thr* Kilmain
ham prison is situated near the former
residence of the British military com*
mander in Ireland. rt has not been used
for prison purposes ror some time.
Inquiry Into MacMahon .Murders
Friendly communical.ions are said to
be passing between the northern and
southern govemments with refcrence
to the murder of Owen MacMahon and
his three sons, who were killed during
the disorders late last month, and
other matters,
Questioncd to-day conceming a re?
port. published in a London new^paper
that afftdavits had been lodged witb
Sir James Craig, the Ulster Premier,
accusing Belfast special constables 0/
the. MacMahon murders and declaring
that the provisional government had
demanded the arrest and trial of the
accused men. Lieutenant Colonel YV. D.
Spender, Secretary of the Ulster Cab?
inet, would neither aflfirm nor deny
the accuracy of the report.
Colonel Spender said the northern
government was only anxious that jus?
tice be done, without respect to the
creed or position of the offenders, and
that if Michael Collins, head of the pro?
visional government, had any evidence
in the MacMahon case thc proper ma
chinery existcd for thc vindication of
the law.
Home Secretary Bates of thr* Ulster
government declared that every faeility
would bc given witnesses to testify at
the inquest into the MacMahon murders,
which has been ordered.
DUBLIN", April 16 (By The Asso?
ciated Press.? The great event in
Dublin Easter Sunday afternoon was
the funera! of Lieutenant Sweeney,
who was "shot while attempting to es
cape" from the custody of the Beggars
Bush troops last Monday. He. had
been in custody for an offense com
mitted before the split in the Irish
Republican army.
To-day the dissentient section of the
army gave Sweeney a public funeral.
Five battalions of the Dublin brigade
formed a procession which vended its
way from Mt, Argus to Giasnevin ceme?
tery. Thc four miles of the route were
lined by crowds of spectators. More
than 3,000 men took part in the march
and iiirgo contingents of women's or?
ganization.. and Sinn Fein boy scouts
Frank Lawless, Sinn Fein member cf
Parliament, who recently was acci
dentally injured, died to-day.
Sunday at Sligo Feared
As Spur to Outbreak
Memory of "Black >_ro_,i-/._y" of
1916 Matlr Easlrr a Day of
Menace to Prtu'c in Ireland
Fears had been widely cxpressed in
Ireland that any attempt by Gri r_t.Ii to
.-.peak at Sligo on Sundny wo ild pre
cipitate open warfare betw.'tr. the loyal
Free State troops and the mutineers in
the Irish army who doserted to Karnon
de Valera's leadership* Thc mntineers
had specifically forbidden any speech
making at Sligo, but Grimth refused to
(C?_tiiiO-d o? n?-t pag.)
Italians Wonder IIow
Reds Will Greet King
GENOA, April IS (By The As?
sociated Press).?The attitude of
the Russian delegates toward
King Victor Emmanucl when he
visits Genoa next Saturday and
receives the members of the con?
ference on the battleship Victor
Emmanuel is the subject i ach
speculation here. The
Communists always have re 'used
lo meet the King.
The situation in delicate i'or M.
Tchitcherin and hia associates, as
they are the guests of the Italian
government and are anxious to
retain the good will of the head
of the state.
Semenoff Can't
Be Tried Here
Di?lrict Attorney Hayward
fnforms Borali Neither
Civil nor Military Courtw
Havo Jurir-dk'tion in Case
Friend? to Furnish Rail
Russians Fxpeet to Got
Cossark Chief Out of
Ludlow Street Jail To-day
Veither lhe Federal court', the
state courts, nor the military courts of
the United .States army can now try
General Cregory Semenoff for murders I
committed in Siberia, Federal Distriet '
Attorney William Hayward informed
Senator Borah hy telegraph last night.
"If tho army of SemenotT was recog
nized hy our authorities at the time the
murders were committed," M. Hayward
said, "the only appeal wonld have been
to his military superiors there.
"If his army was not reeogni/.ed, our
military authorities had the light to j
capture, try and punish him at that
time, but not now.
"Some nations claim jurisdiction and
threaten punishment for certain crimes
committed by a foreigner in foreign
countries, but I believe this right has
never been recognized by the law of
"We expressly denied Mexico's right
in 1886 to try an American citizen for
libel committed in Texas and inter
vened and demanded his release. Iu
my opinion, Semenoff would bc sub?
ject to prosecution under any govern?
ment now or hereafter maintaining
sovereignty over tcrritory where the
acts were committed and by no other."'
There was every prospect last night
that the incarceration of General Greg
ory Semenoff in Ludlow Street Jail in
default of $25,000 bail would be termi
nated to-day. He is ataman of t.he
Siberian Cossacks ano was the holder
of the chief military authority in the
Trans-Baikal in the bloody times that
followed the fall of the Russian royal
regime and the rise of the Bolsheviki.
Fresh bail. in the form of cash, would
be posted to-day, it was said, and the
General would he released.. He will
go at once to Washington to ask for
a hearing by the Senate Committee on
.Another attempt to procure a bond
from any one of the bonding companies
would not. be tried, one of the Gen
eral's counsel .--aid. Russians living in
New Vork would accumulate the $25,
000 cash for deposit as security for the
General pending the Youravita Com?
pany bankruptcy proceediiigs, and Mrs.
Semenoff would not, again ofFer to
pledgo her pearls or the steamship
tickets to Paris.
Court Action Promised To-day
All yesterday afternoon and until
Iate last night General SemenofP* at
torney's were at the Bar AssviaUon.
Although it was announced that papers
to procure his release from Ludlow
were being prepared for presentation
in court to-day, there was much evi?
dence that the more certain means
offered through the raisin^ of $25,000
cash bail was forming a .'.erious part
of the conferences. Several times dur?
ing thp afternoon one or another of
the attorneys loft the Bar Association
i for an hour or more. One absence took
; Gullic B. Goldin to the jail, but the
? Ludlow Street jailer refused him ad
: mittance to his client, he said.
While this direct action to obtain
: General Semenoff's release on cash
? bai! was being carried forward by his
' friends, the attorneys, Clark, rrentice
& Roulston, were preparinp their flank
rnovements. John Kirkland Clark went
to Washington last night to appear be?
fore ? Senator Borah's Committee on
Labor, while. E/.ra P. Prentice, Mr.
Goldin and others of the firm remained
hi work on a writ of certiorari for pre?
sentation to the Supreme Court to-day
should any ill betide the bail pro
| (Condnued nn pags (our)
Criicial Changes linpend
In Chinese Republic
Peking President Calls on Civil
and Mililary Leaders to
Scttie Difference?
I PEKING, April 16 (By The Associ?
ated Press).?China is on the verge of
j internal changes which are bound to
affect the republic's future, according
to competent authorities here. Presi
| dent II. u Shih-chang has appealed to
| the civi; and military officials through?
out the country to compose their d if
? fcrences. He has told them that the
; present turmoil in China is depriving
! it of all the advantiiges'it should have
'received from the Washington con
i ference. The President added that un
1 less the provincial chiefs would co-op
; erate he wonld resign.
Military actiyitiea continue. General
| Chang Tsao-lin. Governor of Man
churia, is sending southward 70,000
soldiers from Mukden, who are being1
garriBoned in tiie vicinity of Peking.
General V,'u Pi i-fu. inspoctor general
! of Hunan and Hupeh, is marshaling a
j .-iniilsr number of men in Shantung
| i.r.d at other points. These troop rnove?
ments are believed to be merely stra
teg'c, with no intention on the part of
the commanders to fight. Chang Tsao
lin is determined to dominate the Pe?
king government. He designs to elimi
nate General Wu Pei-fu and co-operate
with Dr. .Sun Yat-sen, leader of the
revolutionary party in China, and
cetablish a unified goveranieas.
Peace Paet in
Two Weeks
Predicted at
Poincare Expected to Ar
rive in Ten Days and
Meet I ...?>?_ George Be
fore lhe Latter Departs
Ne\l Move Awaits
Word From Moscow
Reds Consult With Prin
cipals by Radio; Plea
of Tchitcherin Regard
ccl as Masterl v Effort
By Arthur S. Draper
W_/ Cable <o Th* Triouns
Copyrlght, 1922, N<*w Vork Trlboaa .n?i.
GENOA, April 16..--Complctioa
of the chief f.asks before the Genoa
economic cx-nferonce within two
weeks is now expected in view of
the report that Premier Llojd
George, prme mover in it.- negotia
tions, expects to return to London
the last of this month. Premier
Poincare of France probably will
come to Genoa within ten days in
order to see the British Premier b*e
forc he departs for home.
Georg Tchitcherin, chief of tha
.Moscow delegation, who did most of
the talking for ih* Russians at yes
terday's '-onfcrence with the Allied
Big Four at Lloyd George's villa,
was engaged to-daj in an extended
radio conversatiou with Premier
Lenine in Moscow. He will not he
called into conference \*i'.h tha
Allied leaders again until he haa had
a report from the heads of the Bol
shevik government and has been in
structed how far to go in making a
compromise with the Allies. The
German wireless here hummed all
day with the Russian mesaages to
anr] from Moscow.
Real Peace Fore. hadowed
The result.. of yesterday'* conferenee
Beem to forffshadnw at last a real pes
sibility of peace in Eutope. Only the
Kuropeans realize what a Lremendoui
advan(age that would bv; for the who'.o
world. No other European leader
could have accomplished what Lloyd
George haa sinCT he reached Genoa n
week ago yesterday, and still hia im
mense task is only partly finished. ln
the next fortnight he hopes to bring
ali the nations at this gathering into
a compact recognizing Russia and re*.
opening the channels of trade between
that country and the rest of the world.
That is Lloyd George's chief goal, but
hc wants also to bar aggressive mili?
tary action for ten years. The British
won't call it disarmament, limitatiou
of armament or even a truce, bat if
the Lloyd George scheme is accepted in
good faith it will amount to all 0f
Further details of the profoundi^
important and highly critical conf*r"
ence which lasted nearly two whole
days in Lloyd George's villa becai.ie
known to-day. Tchitcherin made a
truly remarkable and impressive state?
ment of Russia's position. Here fol?
lows a paraphrase of the case as he
put it:
"We went to war with you only part?
ly prepared and in bad economic and
financial eondition. After three year*
we were compelled to make peace*. Ln
the last three years \v<- lost .'irlaryl
the Baltic .States. Bessarabia and other
territory. Russia not only lo.t to
Germany but to the Allies as. well.
"Then for two years vou made*war
against us and we lost tremendously in
men and materiar, and finally famine
reduced large areas.
..uils Now, He Contends
''From a moral viewpoint we are now
quits. Setting our countercla.m
against your deman-ds, we would owe
about l_(l,i)!)0.000,000 pold francs, but
you can soe we cannot pav. Wc"offer
what we have?concessiona in forests
coal. iron and oil. We cannot ex
ploit them as we haven't the eapital
or machinery, but we have labor and
raw material."
Tchitcherin's statement, which re
quired more than an hour to deliver.
held thc closest attention of all those
present, and frequently some of the
delegates interrupted to ask further
details ou certain points. M. Seydoux,
of the French delegation. said later he
considered it one of the most dramatie
statements he ever heard, and every
one wondcred what Lloyd George would
say in reply.
"We owe you nothing, ' the British
Prime Minister finally said. "ln every
revolution there is part of the popuia
tion waich is in full synipathy with
the attitude of the neij,hboring* state*
hostile to that revolution. Kolchak
and Denikine desired simply to make
war against Germany, and our sup?
port of thein was perfectly logical."
Lloyd George found historical anal
ogy in the English position at the
time of the French Revolution.
"You must admit also that your
propaganda gave us Just cause for
feuring you," he continued. "That fear
no longer exists. You have given us
much new information about your posi?
tion and your views, and wc assure you
we don't want to be unreasonable.
American Attitude Cited
"We will give you all the accommo?
dations you want. Our attituda
toward you, regarding debits. is not
unlike that of Ameriea Urward us.
What we want is that you recognize
your financial obligations. The prin
ciple is the thing that matters. A
government, which doesn't recognize
its responsibilities, injuroa itself. If
you don't recognize this principle you
cannot hope for future assistance from
any one.
"We hold that the late war was not
one between England and Germany, but
between Russia, Austria and tbe Bai-.
kan States. France migbt hava- r?
mained neutral, but she kept be? tft*>

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