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New York Tribune Ine.)
ElEEJlJ^t^the Truth,
News?Editorials?A dvertisements
Cloudy and cooler to-day, followed by
showers to-night and to-morrow*,
moderate variable winds
Full Report on La-it Page
r^ar<rrr\T>T^T-. **
In Greater New Yurie | Within 200 Mile? | Elsewhera
.'."*"*" '"' i mm
Turks*, in Ultimatum,
Demand Thrace at Once*
Envoys Back in Mudania
Friday Evening at 6:30
get as Time Limit for
Area's Return ; Entente
Control Plan Is Declined
Later News From
East Reassuring
Hope for Accord Brighter
With Generals Ready to
Hesumc Parleys To-day
The Associated Press).?The Ke
awjj'sts, in an ultimatum to the Al?
lies to-day, demanded the occupation
of Thrace by 2:30 o'clotck this aftei*
Tioon, but later extended the time
limit to 6:30 o'clock this evening.
Ismet Pasha, the Turkish Nation?
alist representative in Mudania, deft
jiiteiy rejected this afternoon the Al?
lied protocol for the occupation of
Thrace by 1000 Allied troops. He
aiso declined the establishment of Al?
lied control commissions in Thrace.
The Turkish demand is for imme?
diate occupation of Thrace without
foreip control.
[The foregoing dl.sratchps -wer? re
received yeste; ' y afternoon. Late
last ni?ht dispatches from Con?
stantinople and Mudar?a indi?
cated that the difficulties at the mili?
tary cjmmanders' conference were
being smoothed ovei and that the
danger of an imm?diate crisis was
Allied Diplomats Hopeful
Although no definite news has yet
bets recaiyed fiom Mudania. where the
Allied representatives have gone again
to renew their conference with the
envoys of the Turkish Nationalist goa
.....i, at midnight to-night the;?,
a distinct current of optimism
among the Allied diplom?is hero ie
u ?. i siole successful outcome
t? " - n rotations.
Prancli opinion here was Inclined to
. i rankiin-Bi.uiiloii for in
fSkrtfliv hirr.:-.-'' :' o Vte tcv,f?**>r?&? s.i
a; ... ...i .... ' ?io and tii.it tue C?.n
snee was no p.'ace for a civilian and
; politician.
"toaiitary men can get along to?
?jefter," ...;.j a French colonel, "bu1
? o..e politician e:-r. make a muddle of :
?viole roc ?a iull of mere soldiers."
Most of the Italians here expreseec
regret over orders received from Rom?
-?'.reeling General Mombelli, the Italia:
repr?sentative at Mudania, to suppor
the Turkish claims. Gcneia? Mombel
ii's sturdy attitude at Thursday':
meeting at Mudania won for him ad
miration in many quarters and wa:
the bas s for a sudden springing u;
of a friendship between the Italian
and Enghsh in Constantinople.
Expect Turks to Stand Firm
An announcement received fron
London that former Premier Venizelo;
is willing to have the Greek troop
evac *e eastern Thrace, thus permit
ting the early establishment of a Turk
Ish civil aummistration there, was con
s.deieo as offering a way out of th.
present crisis, but the belief prevaile?
that the Kemalists would adhere t>
the.r expressed intention not to per
mit the presence in Thrace of an Aliiei
control commission.
General llarington, General Mom
belli, General Churpy, the .-.n.ed m.n
tary representatives, with Hamid Bey
the Turkish delegate, and Henri Frank
Un-BouiHon, the special French en
voy, le?t here for Mudania at ? o'clocl
thu afternoon. General llarington i
expecting the British government
reply to the Kemaliat note by wire
less at Mudania.
This afternoon was full of thrillim
moments Jue to the lack of the ar
rivai of the reply. It was exoectd
tfiat General Harington, in view o
tl?is, wouid ask the Kemalista to ex
tend the time limit until to-morro'
morning, when all parties would b
fui.y prepared to discuss the Thracia:
Situation Called Tense
Despite lengthy conferences, contint
tog all o? last night, no basi-? for agree
atnt was reached by the Allied .cprc
?Natives. M. Franklin-Bouillon an
Banud Hey were present at a confei
??u whicn took place at the Frene
?t?aisy. The situation thrcughot
??morning was tense. AU hope c
?P?ement rested on the character <
f-3* new instructions expected hour.
?!?e Greek delegates remained i
?a-i-li.nia, i.tt returning with the oth<
wprcseatativea- They were aboard
giitiah destroyer %n*d examined tl
Wtish cha** for an armist.ee conve:
u?n. a copy of which was se.it by wir
je*s to Athc?is. Colonel Plastiras r
win-?d to Rodosto Lu-J";-. leavir
Wtnel Mazarakis and Colonel Sa
????: as th?? Greek delegates.
?he Kemalisrs have demanded th
troops should be allowed Lo ei ?<
^--"rn 'tarace ::s rnn as the Turkis
inistration is estabhaiibd and tl
-??a-ci contioi withdrawn; that is, witi
* ''?"?- ?.'-. This we.; o?i.cial
pen to-day as the explanation of tl
Jam of tne Alhed Uenerais to Co;
1;'--?= cJrlitional British drea
Mignts arrived before Chanuk to-da
r"r^ir.;; ?he strength in first-cla
?">iesnu?s up to n.ne. The Britii
fi.e ma??:ing exten-.ive naval concentr.
;-o?s ?n the neighborhood of isrnid.
Br.tish Viewpoint Explained
Tht"', -""'-owing statement given '
th? Assoc*ated Prtss to-day explaii
?otiPtrt3er't;-crisis in the Mudania n
?SftJL5' iior? the British viewpoin
?at?.' TurJfisa Nationalists demand?
?tvlif- S?t0 Eust*rn Thrace as so03 .
MiW CiVl? at-mmistration was esta
fi^ren8nd A-Uied C0ntr0! W>
t?tfr* , discussion was ur-on tl
SSL khet?h,er lhe Tuikish " troc:
?AmS r ?Nowed to enter Thrace i
tl*n be required to wait until aft?
? geneT^ l*e?ty was siSno<-?- The A?li<
WUtica? th&t this was more of
?"H tha? }h"^-^ *han a *??*t*3fy on
-Side u*;: they,were ao? r-ua??ed to d
f ": "?'?n. ?neir own authority."
*?ac? diplomatic circles d-bclaim?
-tCMUtUM M Stst? (tut*)
Allies Decide to Hold
Thrace Pending Treaty
Special Cahle to TH? Triouna
Copyright. 192?, New York Tribune Inc.
PARIS, Saturday, Oct. 7.?The
Allies will meet the Turkish de?
mands by permitting the Angora
government to occupy Thrace
with civil authorities thirty days
after the Greeks have withdrawn,
but the Allied troops are to re?
main. The Turkish army will not
be permitted to enter Thrace un?
til peace has besn declared.
This, The Tribune correspond?
ent learns, was the decision
reached at conference to-night at
the French Foreign Office in
which Lord Curzon, British For?
eign Minister, Premier Poincare
and Signor Gaili, Italian Charg?
d'Affaires, took part. It is prob?
able an agreement will be signed
to-day, and instructions sent per?
mitting resumption of the Mu?
dania conference.
News Summary
Attorney General Daugherty is?
sues sweeping: decision against liquor
on American _hips in all waters and
on foreign craft within the three
mile limit. President requests
Secretary Mellon to carry decision
into effect at once.
Supreme Court hears argument
against legality of consolidation of
New York Central and Lake Shore.
Turkish Nationalists insist en im?
m?diat, occupation of Thrace. Allied
and Kemalist commanders at
Mudania again for final conference
Lord Curaon and Premier Poincare
Ti^raciS'i dc!?;:*nd
in fonj: parley?'in Paria.
President Ebcrt without strong op?
position to succeed himself at Gar
man elections on December 3.
Liquor valued at $1,000,000 seized
by dry agent, after walls are bat?
tered down in Forty-fourth Street
warehouse cache.
Lawyers join Cohalan at public
; meeting in denouncing Murphy
I Koeni? deal.
Mrs. Hall and Mills to confront
| each other, report says, in Jersey
I murder investigation.
Brooklyn magistrates charged with
playing politics in refusing sum?
monses for landlords who withheld
hot water on coal famine plea.
Police quell angry Coney Islanders
at Board of Estimate hearing on
Garment firm head saves eighteen
employees trapped in ninth floor fire.
Bankers spend day In recreation
as biggest convention closes.
Grant franchises, McAneny advises
Hylan, who asks special session of
Legislature to keep busses running.
New owners announce expansion
plans for Arnold, Constable & Co.
Fans stretch by radiophone as
Grantland Rice calls world's series
Reginald McKenna and other
notables bail for home.
Court approves referee's findings
in Stillman case,
Ruston, charging political trick,
ejects Hirshfield deputy "investigat?
ing" office.
Army lieutenants stay in air in
monoplane 35 hours 18 minutes 30
j seconds, breaking all known records
I for sustained flight.
Railroad Labor Board rules against
j roads in seventeen more cases in?
! volving contracting-out system.
Ma* flower owners issue challenge
for $5.000 match race to winner of
international schooner contest.
Miller answers Smith's strike dis?
order charges and denounces paid
lobbyists of labor.
Giaiats win second game of world's
series, defeating Yankees, 3 to 0. *
The Senator breaks two records in
winning $12,250 stake at Lexington
Waiter Hagen leads Gene Sarazen
2 up in golf tourney.
? G?orgie victor in Brunswick Sell?
ing Handicap at Jamaica.
Standard Oil of New York direc?
tors declare 200 per cent stock
Stock prices irregular after mid?
day advance.
Cotton prices advance as wheat
goes lower.
Twenty largest trans-Atlantic ship
Hr.es cut rstes to United Kingdom
10 to 40 per cent for six months, in
war on independents.
H. G. Wells for Parliament
LONDON, Oct. 6.?-H. G. Wells, the
novelst, has been chosen as the Labor
candidate for London University In th?
next parliamentary elections.
Mrs. Hall To
Be Faced by
Mills To-day
Officials Determined on
Show-Down in Mystery
of Slain Rector and
Murdered Choir Singer
By Boyden Sparkes
NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., Oct. 6.?
An attempt to have a showdown in the
Hall-Mills murder investigation will be
made to-morrow in the office of Prose?
cutor Joseph Strieker, where Mrs.
Frances Stevens Hall, widow of the
murdered rector, and James Mills, sex?
ton of the church and widower of the
j slain choir singer, are to be forced
I to confront each other, according to
a county official.
The purpose, of bringing these two
together is to determine which of
them is inaccurate about details of
their encounters with each other after
the murdered couple disappeared and
before their bodies were found. There
are vital discrepancies in their stories,
especially with regard to the conver?
sations they say they had, Mills says
he suggested that Dr. Hall and Mrs.
Mills had eloped and that Mrs. Hall in?
sisted they must havo met with foul
play. Now Mrs-Hall denies there was
any such conversation.
Mrs, Hall Facing Ordeal
When it was learned to-day that Wil?
liam Phillips, night watchman at the
New Jersey State College for Women,
had been questioned at length in the
court house it was clear that Mrs.
Hall's interrogation to-morrow should
be more of an ordeal than anything
she has experienced thus far in the
investigation. It was Phillips who saw
a woman enter the Hall yard by a
side gate about 2 o'clock ln the morn?
ing of September 15, about three hours
after the murders.
Mrs. Hall admitted that sha was the
woman- anrl ad :-;d that V- middle
?:p*d bar.M'-ir V^lHam w? ?' with her.;
Willie is a town character, a Are
"buff" whose idiosyncrasies are ex?
cused because it is realized that his
mentality is below normal. His $150,000
estate is held in trust for him and for
years the murdered rector had paid
Willie ?? limited weekly allowance.
Phillips, the watchman, knows Willie
well and could have recognized his
sallow, spectacled face and thick
shouldered frame almost as far as he
could see it. Ho declares positively
that the woman he saw was alone.
Phillips is a better witness by reason
of the fact thr-t he does not contend
that he recognized Mrs. Hall. He in?
sists that he could not distinguish her
features, but saw that she wore a long
coat of light material.
Willie's Pistol Useless
About a week after the murders
were committed the county detectives
went to the Hall home and were given,
at their request, a revolver they had
learned was owned by Willie. An ex?
amination of this weapon revealed
that the firing pin had been filed off ;
so that it was as harmless as a cap j
pistol. Investigators have learned that
Dr. Hall himeelf took this precaution,
and now they are seeking to learn why ]
the rector thought this was necessary, j
In view of Phillips's stati ment that
the woman he saw enter the Hall I
home wore a long coat, a3?d Mrs. Hall's i
admission that she had entered the
house at that tinte wearing such a
garment, the rector's widow is to be
asked to-morrow if the brown ulster
which was part of a bundle of clothing
sent to a Philadelphia dyeing and
cleaning establishment on September
20 was th. same coat she wore that
Not much attention would have been
paid to the dispatch of a single bundle
of clothing from the Hall home to a
cleaning establishment, but investigat?
ors have learned of throe separate
bundles that have left the house since
the murders. A suit of clothes be?
longing to Willie was sent to a local
cleaning establishment. This was
seized and county detectives indicated
that it might be sent to a chemist. It
is not known whether they did this.
A third package of wearing apparel
was shipped the day after trae funeral
from the Hall home to Lavalette, a
seacoast village forty miles from here
where Henry Stevens, Mrs. Hall's
other brother, lives. It was explained
at the Hall home that this was a suit
of light clothing worn to New Bruns?
wick by Henry Stevens, a rifle expert,
(Continuad on next pane)
Giants Win; |
Scott Blanks
Yankees, 3-0
Game Heart and Good Arm
of 'Come-Back' Pitcher
Put McGraw dan Two
Games in Lead in Series
Huggins's Sluggers
Held to Four Hits
Nationals Get to Hoyt in
Two Innings ; Babe Ruth
Swings Big Bat in Vain
By Grantland Rice
Those broken blossoms from the
weedy human gardens of life might
consider the case of one John William
Scott, of Ridgeway, N. C., and the New
York Giants.
Only a few months ago John Wil?
liam Scott was also a broken blossom
in the garden of a game where Tim?
and Fate, the two ea_*t akcrs, have but
little mercy on those who seem to be
drooping on the bush. When the sprinj
season opened Scott, at the ago oi
twenty-eight, was a pitcher with f
lame shoulder, a family to feed anc
nothing left but a wornout glove. Th<
lame shoulder was so far gone that Cin
cinnati turned him adrift upon dral
existence to let him learn anothe:
trade. But it so happened that whih
his right shoulder may have been ful
of knots and seamy trouble, there wa:
nothing the matter with John Scott':
heart. Not even a quiver.
Holds Yankees Helpless
Somewhere around mid-summer th
willowy pitcher, six feet two and j
half above the sod, carried his lam
shoulder to the Polo Grounds and of
fered it to McGraw, and McGraw took
chance. Yesterday afternoon, in th
presence of 38,000 fans, a tall, stoop
shouldered pitcher by the name of Joh
William Scott, of Ridgeway, N. C, an
the New York Giants, stepped out i:
front of the once hard-hitting Yankee
and turned them inside out with one o
the greatest pitching exhibitions of th
Working away with all tho coolnes
and ser?n3ty of one who knows that h
has whipped Fate to a standstill, Scot
held the astonished Yankees to fou
scattered hits, shut them out an
thereby lifted the Giants into a coir
manding position that overlooks th
fertile plains of another rich world'
series harvest.
It was almost as if ftn abandone
derelict had sailed in and whipped
battle cruiser, for Scott pitched t?
eyeballs out of Waite Hoyt with an e:
hibitlon of consistent sniping thi
none of those present will ever forge
Scott won 3 to 0, and he finished und<
wraps, Having: heard that the Gian
had no pitchers left with Nehf ar
Barnes out of tha way, the pack<
| stands peered out through the ha;
I Indian summer afternoon to get
close-up of the terrific slaughter aboi
to happen on Henry Fabian's gres
carpet below. They expected to si
the tall, gaunt Giant, in build almo
the haunting ghost of Shufflin' Pr
Douglas, hammered to a pulp th.
knows neither shape nor form.
Giants Get to Hoyt
They expected to see Yankee ba
pound him into sudden and quick su
mission as Hoyt roiled back th. Gia i
as easily as he did a year ago. E
as inning after inning went by, as t?
t light went out of the setting sun ai
the October haze grew deeper, it begi
to look as if the impending slaunnt
might bo delayed. The savage Gia
attack got to Hoyt for two runs in t'
third, but the Yankees never got
Scott. Round after round they foui
his cool, sedate delivery and r
baffling curve ball blocking the big
way. And no one found the Ridgew.
wanderer harder to- reach than Ba
Scott held Ruth at his mei*cy,
marionette at the end of a string. T
big Babe took his old toe hold, scowl
each tisne with grim determination, a
drove the big ash at the ball. B
Scott, still unruffled and unperturbi
continued to do his stuff a3 the Ba
tried in vain to hit one out of the i
field. In four separate and distir
trips to the plate the Bambino died t
death of slugging shame on ea
grounders to first or 6econd that a ch
might have caught ln his cap. Sc<
had him faded and the Babe's gle
again disappeared back of a hitl?
cloud. The big boy gave the best
had but Scott had more on the b
than Ruth had on the bat?and wh
this happens there is only one stc
left to tell.
Nips Yanks Rally in Seventh
As the game wore on and the star
saw the ex-derelict of fate drawi
closer and closer to the kingdom of v
tory they began to wonder whether 1
tall pitcher could go the route. 1
38,000 fans got their answer in 1
seventh inning. Wally Pipp r
grounded out when Bob Meu
pumped a hit over the pitcher's qu
ering reach. Schang followed witk
line lasb down the right field 1:
(Continues! Ml pt*M eleven)
Army Pilots Set Flight Record
At 35 Hours and 18 Minutes
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 6.-?Lieuten?
ants John A. MacReady and Oakley
Kelly of the army, who had been flying
over San Diego since 5:56 a. m. yester?
day in the great monoplane T-2, landed
at Rockwell Field at 5:30 p. m., to-day,
having broken all known records for
sustained flight in a heavier-than-air
flying machine. They were in the air
35. hours, 18 minutes, 30 seconds.
The former record was 21 hours, 48
minutes, 45 seconds, made in June,
1914, by Walter Landmann, near Berlin.
When the aviators hopped off they
intended to attempt a non-stop flight to
New "York in twenty-six to thirty hours,
but heavy fog over the mountain ranges
caused them to postpone the attempt.
The huge motor of the T-2 was work?
ing nicely, h ?waver, and they decided
to remain in the air for an endurance
test. They passed the day and night
circling about the vicinity of San
Dieg?. - (j i ?_jg
ln a message they dropped at 2 o'clock
this afternoon MacCready and Kelly
said they had sufficient gasoline and oil
to continue fljing until late in the
nicht, but that in order not to damage
the plane by a night landing they
would a.ight just before dark.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.?Army air
officials, in a statement to-night on the
record established by Lieutenants Mac
Ready and Kelly, declared the demon?
stration had given "convincing proof
of the wonderful reliability of the best
aeronautical engine the world has yet
produced?the Liberty."
Attention was called to feats which
each of the pilots has to his credit,
among them the establishment by Lieu?
tenant MacReady of the world altitude
record, when he piloted a 6uper-charged
plane 40,200 feet above Dayton, Ohio,
in September, 1920.
The air service transport T-2, on this
flight, weighed 10,700 pounds, of which
4,600 pounds consisted of gas and oil.
The snip's fuel capacity is 725 gallons.
Special equipment had been utilized,
including a dual set of controls, so the
plane could be flown either from the
front or rear, and an arrangement
whereby the pilots could change places
and relieve each other of the monotony
of the long trip.
Lieutenant MacReady is a native of
Los Angeles and Kelly is from Geneva,
Lawyers Lash
Bosses at Big
Cohalan Rally
Jerome, Henry A. Wise
and Martin Conboy De?
nounce the Murphy
Koenig Political Deal
Surrogate Stands
On Bench Record
Gives Warning Against
Political Domination of
Judiciary by "Leaders"
By Denis Tilden Lynch
Charles F. Murphy and Samuel S.
Kocnig were bitterly attacked last
night at the Hotel Astor for turning
down Surrogate John P. Cohalan for
renomination. The speakers, noted
lawyers, representing partisan Repub?
licanism and dyed-in-the-wool Democ?
racy, were preceded by Surrogate Co?
halan, who made his first public utter?
ance since his rejection by the bosses.
The Surrogate was roundly cheered
when he was introduced by George R.
Shearer, chairman of the meeting, held
under the auspices of the Non-Partisan
Lawyers' Committee. Cohalan, in ad?
dressing the first rally of the campaign
for his re-election, said the issue was
to determine whether the bosses or the
people through their judges should
rule the courts.
Martin Conboy, personal counsel for
Charles F. Murphy, after declaring that
Cohalan was the best Surrogate in the
state, invited the wrath of the Tam?
many leader by saying:
"A ;-<t*dgo on the part of the Tam?
many leader, Mr. Murphy, and a desire
on the part of the Republican county
leader, Samuel Kocnig, ga\e birth to
the deal which resulted in the two
leaders turning down Cohulan."
Conboy Charges Spite
Mr. Conboy said that he, along with
many other Democrats, did not like the
idea of not being regular, but he said
that the decent Democrats, as well a?
decent Republicans, had no choice bul
to support Cohalan.
"Occasionally," continued Mr. Con?
boy, "it is necessary to condemn part-,
leaders, and this is one of them. Il
the judiciary is to be made the objed
of the personal spite and enmity anc
hostility to any good man, or if th?
proper aspiration to judicial office i?
to be sidetracked in order that anothei
man's brother may be placed on tin
bench, the judiciary of this state, in
stead of being elevated to its prope:
place, will be dragged into the min
in which it can coinmand nothing ex
cept the contempt of the people, t
the people of this community desin
and deserve a proper judiciary the*
will re-elect Surrogate Cohalan."
William Travers Jerome, forSier Dis
trict Attorney, flayed as "cowards" th<
handful of lawyers who had retiree
from the non-partisan committee anc
said that veiled threats had been mad<
that certain wealthy retainers woulc
not go to the lawyers who support?e
"I said to the man who told mi
this," continued Mr. Jerome, '"I havi
little of this world's goods, but whei
I have got to sell my Integrity as i
citizen for the sake of fear, for thi
sake of getting retainers, when i
client will not come to me because hi
is afraid I am persona non grata t<
some surrogate or some Supremi
Court justice, if I cannot make m;
living without that client, I had bette;
starved.' "
Henry A. Wise, lifeloni** Republican
friend of the late Colonel Roosevelt
and United States Attorney unde
Presidents Roosevelt and Taft, sah
that the lawyers were assembled ti
record their protest against one o
the most disgusting pieces of pol?tica
skulduggery that has been attemptei
in this community in many years.
After an attack on Murphy anc
Koenig, in which he reviewed th
turning down of Cohalan, Mr. Wisi
"I for one will not stand for an;
such disgusting and indecent pol?tica
jugglery. I here and now protest am
declare that the thing smells to higl
heaven. I appeal to every decent mai
and woman, no matter what his or he
political faith may be, to register thei
votes for John P. Cohalan for Surro
gate at the coming election in repudi
ation of this rascally combination be
tween Murphy and Sam Koenig and ii
recognition of the wholesome and sen
sible principle that an honest and ef
ficient judge should be retained ii
office regardless of his politico
Buckner Denounces Bosses
Emory R. Buckner, law partner o
Elihu Root jr., one of the foremos
Republicans in the city, condemns
Murphy and Koenig for "snapping thei
fingers" at the unanimous indorse
ments of the bar associations an
turning down a judge who served th
people faithfully for fourteen year
and who all that time had been com
petent, honest and upright.
"Nine years ago," said .Mr. Bucknei
"Surrogate Cohalan told Charlie Mui
phy in his office at Tammany.Hall t
'go to heil.' This was one decision o
Surrogate Cohalan's which was not pu
in customary legal language. Charli
Murphy knew exactly what Surrogat
Cohalan meant. We know exactl
what he meant. The voters need onl
(Continued os paga thrM)
?Tife, Arrested, Swallow
Poison From Her Baj
Accused, With Companion, o
Accosting Men; Critically
111 in Hospital
While being taken to the East Twer
ty-second Street police station la?
night in the custody of two detective
a young woman took out of her handba
three tablets of bichloride of mercui
and swallowed them, ?She was rushc
to Bellevue Hospital, where it was so:
her condition is critical.
According to Detectives Raskin an
DeKladc, she is Mrs. Fannie Hollande
twenty-eight years old, living with h?
husband at 402 Grand Street, Brool
lyn. The detectives arrested her ar
a woman companion at Eighteen!
Street and Fourth Avenue on tt
charge of accosting men.
Mrs. Hollander's companion refus?
to give her name and address. She wi
locked up for examination to-day.
U. S. Ships Ordered Bone
Dry; No Rum on Foreign
Craft Within 3-Mile Limit
Raiders Open
Liquor Cache
U. S. Attorney Hayward
Leads Axe Squad on
Concealed Vaults ; 30
Plotters Are Sought
Disclosures before the Federal grand
jury, which is expected to indict thirty
individuals, resulted last night in a
sensationnl rajd on the six-story fac?
tory warehouse of the Standard Carpet
Company, 321 East Forty-fourth Street.
Solid walls were battered down by
prohibition officers and liquors worth
nearly $1,000,000 were seized. Trucks
i toiled all night removing them, while
agents worked in a maze of under?
ground passages.
The raid was led by United States
District Attorney William Hayward and
John D. Appleby, zone prohibition
chief. They were accompanied by ten
prohibition agents moving in three
motorcars equipped with wrecking
tools. The cache was that of tho al?
leged conspirators in the biggest liquor
case ever presented to a grand jury, it
was intimated. Among the liquor, it
was reported, was some stolen from a
warehouse of the Republic Storage
Storage Company in two mysterious
An unofTlcial inventory of the seizure
Get 2,000 Cases of Whisky
One hundred and fifty barrels of
Five barrels of synthetic champagne.
Two thousand cases of whisky.
Five hundred cans of alcohol.
Tho Standard Carpet Company's
warehouse is not bonded to store liquor.
j It was reported by detectives that a
j part of the big building was rented to
! persons now being frought, and that the
| warehouse men had no guilty knowl
I edge of the purposes of the tenants.
The case, which Is described as the
most important liquor conspiracy since
the advent of prohibition, was uncov?
ered by detectives under E. C. Yellow
ley sent here to investigate ware?
houses. The tase at this end was as?
signed to two detectives under Chief
Hugh McQuillan, of the Treasury De?
partment, intelligence division.
The two detectives supplied prac?
tically all of the evidence on which
the wholesale indictments are expect?
ed and succeeded in locating the cacho
of the alleged conspirators 3n the car?
pet plant.
Cellar a Catacomb
Thousands of dollars were spent by
the alleged conspirators in concealing
the big liquor stores charged to have
been either stolen or illegally with?
drawn. The cellar of the big structure
had beon converted into a veritable
catacomb. After the liquor had been
stored brick and cement partitions
were erected around it. All the natural
and ordinary entrances to the under?
ground repository also had been j
bricked and cemented over by masons ?
who must have required many weeks
for their task.
Entrance to the unusual vaults could i
be gained only by a succession of in?
genious traptloors, the workings of
which were not known by the de?
The raiders did not wait to solve the
intricacies of the trap passages, but
took measurements to see if floor
spaces were uniform. These a.eisure
ments revealed what architects call a
"dead air" space, too large to be con?
sistent with ordinary building opera?
tions. .
This satisfied the raiders that their
suspicions were well grounded, and on
order of the United States District At?
torney they brought forth pickaxes
and began hacking their way through
solid masonry. In this work they were
helped by truckmen and others com?
mandeered for the work.
Walls Battered Down
The first hole broken through the
wall revealed a maze of anrrular pas?
sageways. Following these the raiders
came upon a large inclosure with con?
cealed entrances. No ?(?ne was lost 3n
solving combinations, but pickaxes
and crowbars were brought^ into play
wherever necessary and partitions torn
down. ,
Soon the big stores of liquors began
moving toward the street and were
packed into vans which waited at the
The inclosnre where the liquor was
found was abotit twenty-five by seventy
five feet in area and was surrounded
by the subway passages.
Wood Alcohol in Liquor
Seized in British Boat
John D. Appleby, prohibition
zone chief, announced yesterday
that a chemist for the customs
service had discovered 2 per cent
of wood alcohol by volume in each
of three samples taken at random
from two thousand cases of
"Scotch whiskey" seized on the
British schooner Gamma. Owners
of the Ga3iima have protested the
seizure of the liquor, and the gov?
ernment may argue that to return
it for distribution as a beverage
might cause death or blindness to
It was said that none of the
seized liquor tested at more than
49 proof, while the lowest was
24.85 proof. Good liquor should
not be less than 90 proof, it was
said. Prohibition agents declare
that liquor smuggled in from the
Bahamas as pure, Imported
whisky almost invariably has been
weakened by the addition of
water, to which a cheap grade of
alcohol has been added.
Landlords Use
False Plea o?
Coal Shortage
Hot Water Denied Tenants,
The Tribune Finds, When
Fuel Is Plenty; Helped by
Magistrates in Brooklyn
? i , ,-?.?? ,?mam
Political Trick Exposed
Redress at Law Is Refused
and Blame Placed Upon
Miller Ad ministration
-u. .
Many landlords are refusing to give
their tenants on adequate supply of
hot water on the plea that a coal fam
! ine exists. This plea is declared to be
wholly without foundation.
In Manhattan and some other see
j tions of the city the suffering tenant
can halo offending landlords beforo
magistrates by summonses. But in a
number of districts of Brooklyn this
channel of relief is denied them, it
was charged yesterday. Not only are
i certain Brooklyn magistrates refusing
? to issue summonses in such cases, it
I was declared, but it was established
I beyond question that political capital
i is beirg made of this by the erroneous
! accusation that Governor Miller and
! the State Fuel Commission issued an
j order upholding the landlords in the
These facts were ascertained through
an investigation made by The Tribune.
When the results of the investigation
were laid before William H. Woodin,
chairman of the State Fuel Commis?
sion, last night, he promptly denied
that any such coal-hoarding order had
been promulgated. For the benefi of
the landlords and their mythica' oal
famine, he pointed out that stea '.es
of anthracite coal, such a3 are isf ' in !
apartment buildings, "are in New ork !
in tremendous quantity, and t .ally
available for purchase and delivery."
A reporter began the investigation j
be going to the offices of the Committee |
on Rent Profiteering, in the Municipal j
Building. There he was informed that !
scores of tenants, from all parts of the j
city, "have been flocking to the com- !
mittee offices to make complaints that
their landlords, in violation both of
terms of leases and provisions of the
law, have refused to give them hot
water, or a sufficient supply of it, the
landlords blaming 'the coal shortage.' "
Refusal Is Misdemeanor
Section 2040 of the Penal Code, the
reporter was informed, reads as fol?
lows :
"Any lesso-, agent, manager, super?
intendent or janitor of any building,
or part thereof, the lease or rental
agreement whereof by its terms, ex?
pressed or implied, requires the fur
ishing of hot or cold water ... or |
any other service or facility to any.
occupant of said building, who wilfully !
or intentionally fails to furnish such 1
water ... or other service of facility
at any time when the same are necea- :
sary to the proper or customary use
of such building, or part thereof . . .
is guilty of a misdemeanor."
"In accordance with the law," the
reporter was informed, "this committee >
has referred the complaints to the
(Continue?, on paga three)
Harding May Ask Place for
U? S. on Reparations Board
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.?Indications
that the Administration may suggest
to the Senate the advisability of an
American representative on th? Repar?
ation Commission were given to-day
at the White House. *
Since it will be several weeks before
the Senate convenes it was declared
President Harding was not ready to
make known bis views upon the subject
of American representation on the
commission, but it was said that the
Administration was deeply ftit?-rested
in the rejuvenation of Europe and
would work in accordance with any
proper plan for international better?
ment that could be worked out.
The President, it was explained, was
without authority in the mutter of
American participation in reparation
discussions or in any proposed adjust
i ment of the foreign debt. American
! representation on the commission, it
. was said, was purely a matter for the
[ Senate while Congress retained its au
? thority over the method of disposing
of the foreign debt questions.
President Harding was represented
as being deeply impressed with the
deliberations of the American Bankers'
i Association in New York, but to fee!
! that the suggestion advanced there for
j 3 e-appointment of Secretary Hoover to
j the Reparation Commission was not
j ripe for consideration so far ehead of
i the convening- of the Senate.
It was made known officially-at the
I white House- in connection with the
general discu.:-tiop of European reha?
bilitation that th1. ."nited States was
playing a far greater part in the gen?
eral effort to bring about a better in?
ternational economic situation than
has been generally appreciated*
! Daugherty Rules Liquor
at Sea Violates 18th
Amendment; President
Orders Its Enforcement
! European Lines
Expected to Fight
Decision Will Still Put
American Boats Under
Handicap, Lasker Says
By Carter Field
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6.?Amer!
? can ships are to be bone dry, uncbr
. an opinion rendered by Attorney
: General Daugherty to-day. Foreign
j ships entering American ports must
j also be hone dry at the moment they
pass within the three-mile limit, the
: Attorney General ruled. Any liquor
; they may have as they cress the
\ three-mile line must be thrown over
, board. It cannot be on board, legal
! ly, no matter whether it is locked up,
j or sealed, or protected and guarded
in any other way.
President Harding at once issued
orders for enforcement of Mr.
Daugherty's construction of the pro?
hibition laws in a letter to Secre?
tary of the Treasury Mellon, request?
ing him to draw up regulations gov?
erning foreign ships and to notify
owners of privately owned American
craft. The decision will function in
the case of foreign ship.* as soon as
the Treasury Department issues the
necessary rules.
Means Dry Voyage? for All
The final result will be that no
? tourist or seaman on any ship of
I whatever nationality sailing from an
I American port will be able legally to
j obtain a drink of anything contain
! ing more than one-half of 1 per cent
j alci?ho?.
j The Volstead act has definitely
moved not only upon all ships firing
the flag-, which are now to bo just as
dry legally as the State of Kansaj,
but it has moved also upon every for?
eign ship touching at American ports, ?
including the Philippines, Hawaii, Por- I
to Rico and all possessions except the
Panama Canal.
Those who love wine with dinner, s
cocktail before or a highball citer
will be compelled to make their port
of sailing for Europe, Montreal, or
their port of sailing for the Orient
Foreign Relations Involved
President Harding, Secretary of
State Hughes and Attorney General
Daugherty conferred at some length
late to-day over the situation with re?
spect to forbidding foreign ?hips to
come into American ports with nny
liquor aboard. The ruling is frarkly
regarded as a flagrant violation of in?
ternational law f.nd !?n abrogation of
treaties with Great Britain and other
maritime nations.
The Administration regards Itmff as
helpless, however, in view of the *rt
cent decision of the Supr?me Court
handed down by Justice Holmes. Test
cases will promptly be brought by
owners of foreign ships, it was pointed
out, and these will be cp.rried as speed?
ily as possible to the Supreme Court,
so that a final ruling ma> be had on
this point.
It is frankly admitted by the Admin?
istration that there is no expectancy
that Congress will move a finger to re?
lieve the embarrassment, and the
President's advisers, as a matter of
fact, are not a unit as to what they
would like to see done if they could
do anything.
The President and Chairman Lasker
of the Shipping Board are fully aware
that dry American ships cannot com?
pete successfully for passenger busi?
ness with foreign ships which serve
wines and liquors. As a result the
selling of wines and liquors by vessels
flying the American flag, when thesi?
ships were beyond the three-mile limit,
was winked at until very recently.
The best opinion here is that the
practice would have gone on indefinita?
ly if it had not been for the smashing
attack on the practice mt.de?not by
the Anti-Saloon League leader*?by a
former brewer, Adolphus Busch, of St.
Louis. Busch wrote from abroad to
his business associates and demanded
that a protest be made to the Presi?
dent and given widespread publicity?
which it certainly received.
Not Anti-Saloon Victory
Even then the Anti-Saloon League
leaders did not demand action, and the
Administration was inclined to say
nothing and merely ignore the fact
that American ships were acting with
regard to liquor selling precisely as
foreign ships were?that they scaled
up their liquor supplies wh.lfe in Amer?
ican ports, but opened them up as st.cn
as they had crossed the three-rail?
limit. The Shipping Board quietly
obtained from its ovrn counsel an opin?
ion that American ships could ?ell
liquor when outside the three-mile
limit, and everyone got ready to sit
But the liquor question raised by
Mr. Busch was injected without tho
wish of the Administration into ta*
ship subsidy fight. Drys in Congress
asserted they could not vote to subsi
; dize these "floating saloons." Indiv.
I idual drvs, after repding the Busch let
I ters and* looking at the fac similes of
? wine cards which Mr. Busch had sent
! to the newspapers, and not realizing
? the larger purposes of their rational
j leaders in winking at the practice,
? wrote scorching letters to thoir Sena
i tors and Members of the House, It
| was "breakers ahead" for the ship sub
i sidy bill,
The Daugherty opinion, or rather the
combination of circumstances which
forced it. is frankly regarded by Presi?
dent Harding and his adusers M a
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