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THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 9, li>2?
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War as Turk
Extremists Reported to
Seized Reins at Angora,
Supported by Moscow
Situation Acute in
Opinion of British
Poincare Consults Foch
on Military Plans as
Allies Show Solid Front
By Wilbur Forrest
Special Calila lo The Tribune
C?tfrtrt*, !?-'-, Now York Tribune Inc.
J/A1U5, Nov. 8.?Confidential reports
received l'y military and diplomatic
<7U?rt*rs here indicate a most alarming
situation hi the Near East. These ad?
rices trace the fanatic activities of the
Kitionalist. Turks to the influence of
the Bolsheviks over the extremists in
?c Angora Assembly, who are now in
control of that body. All discussion of
the situation now turns directly upon
the chance of war with the Allies lined
jj> solidly against any combination
which seeks to uphold Turkish fanati?
The alliance between France and the
Little Entente is being looked upon
with special comfort at this time, since
it is almost certain that an understand?
ing exists between Moscow, the Bul
jariar. government and the Turkish Na?
tionalists. It is reported that Mus
ttpba Kemal is no longer master of the
rituation and is unable to keep bis
promues to the Allies. It is even de
dared that he has been accused of
treachery in the Angora Assembly.
Poincare Consults With Foch
In view of the increasing bold front
of the Turks it would surprise no one
here if all Christi?-s were ordered out
of the territory controlled by them.
The expulsion of the French Consul
from Brussa and the seizure of two
Urge silk factories there are already
reported. It is nc secret that Premier
Poincare has called in Marshal Foch
for a conference on the military as?
pects of the situation. It is declared
that the Marshal told him that with
the military and naval forces now in
the Near East the Turks can be pre?
vented from crossing the Straits in
laTge bodies, but the immediate danger
is an open conflict in Constantinople.
Premier Poincr.re to-day stood by his
position that the British idea of post
poninftke Near East peace conference
scheduled for Lausanne on November
?! would be a mistake, as the prompt
convocation of this meeting may serve
to ^uiet the dangerous effervescence
sow manifested. The government at
Borne has telegraphed M. Poincare con-'
firming this view. However, a com?
promise may be effected and a brief
t'e!?y in the conference agreed upon.
A section of the French press nor?
mally optimistic is beginning to com?
ment on the possibility of war. The
change of tone has come within the
last two days and it includes the semi?
British Cabinet in Session
LONDON, Nov. 8 (By The Associated
Press).?With the Allied High Com?
missioners in Constantinople delivering
?virtual ultimatum to the Turkish Na?
tionalist authorities that order be
maintained under the alternative of
martial law, the situation in the Near
East was described in official circles
to-day as growing more acute.
A special Cabinet meeting was called
this afternoon to consider the Near
Eastern crisis. General the Earl of
Cavan, chief of the Imperial General
Staff, was obliged to cancel a previous
engagement under a summons to at?
tend the meeting.
The continued mobilization of Turk?
ish troops, accompanied by a recruit
h\? campaign by the Kemali3ts in the
?uUkirts of Asia Minor, was regarded
i M on? of the most unsatisfactory fca
twtiofthe Nationalist attitude.
It h authoritatively stated that the
British M? French governments are
?cting in complete harmony, determined
W yield to no coercion from the mili?
tary forces of Mustapha Kemal Pasha.
J.he French have 12,000 troops in the
Vlcmity of Constantinople.
Marquis Cnrzon Scores Turks
foreign Secretary Cnrzon, in an ad?
dress to-day, declares: that the posi
.. ?on in the Near East at this moment
constitutes the most definite menace
?? ? ,peacc of th? world." He asserted
wat the Turkish pretensions were with?
out justification and could not be tr/i
"There ?s onlv one way whereby you
mi? make peace," declared Lord Curzon,
an.d that ia by absolutely harmonious
?etion between" the principal powers.
? the last twenty-four hours, how
???, events have dealt a rather rude
Niock to the expectations of the Allies
from the Mudan ia conference and the
?nhcoming conference at Lausanne.
The policy of the Turks is one of
?a.ionalism gone wild, and is almost
w?Tval in its character.".
The. pretensions of the Turks can
lot be tolerated. They have no con?
ceivable justification. They are an af
iront to the Allies and a challenge to
AH'ed Leaders in Accord
?1 afv6 *s a,>s?lute accord between
"e Allied generals and High Commis
thT?ru on the spot Turkey must learn
?if? w e is a ,imit to tne concessions
wo.cn we are willing to make her. We
<*nnot purchase peace at the cost of
numiliation and of disgrace.
lurkey must learn that the strength
*! threat Britain and the might of
Siii t?e ,are a rock ?gainst which she
*"? hurl herself in vain."
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 8 (9:35 p.
E/? Clii^^0? EWPt) i?y The Associ
tli."_v?55)-?Continued insistence by
m'.Nationalist authorities on the ab
?MWoa of inter-Allied control of the
E2?' custoir'S, railroads and the cen
wanip over Turkish newspapers has
It ;! u ,a recrudescence in the crisis.
? '"pbelieved here that it will be nec
tia] jy. t^?e A11'ea to proclaim mar?
epu0 , E*5^ern Tetegraph Company's
?id. a? .1? ^eLen cut cn the Kemalist
T?,.' t , Chanak zone in Asia Minor.
?_,,.? rks reiu^ to permit the com
**^ to repair the line.
s ""St, N. C. Sunshine, ?ood-foll?
lt?Port.. Carolina Motel now or
*~*4r? ?''??ni<M. FeBn.,_2;05 P. il. d?
va S, Cruiser Soils
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8.?The
cruiser Pittsburgh, flagship of
Vice-Admiral Long, in command
of American naval forces in Eu?
ropean waters, has left Gibraltar
for Constantinople, "for eventu?
alities," the Navy Department an?
The Pittsburgh is expected to
arrive within four days and re?
main indefinitely. Admiral Long,
who is on board, recently trans?
ferred his flag to the Pittsburgh
from the battleship Utah, and it
was expected that he would in the
course of events proceed to Con?
stantinople and thence to various
other European ports. The re?
newed crisis In the Near East,
however, caused the Navy De?
partment to issue orders for Ad?
miral Long to proceed at once.
Republicans retain control of Con?
gress. Latest returns indicate they
will have a majority of eleven in the
House and ten to fourteen in the
Dem?crata will have a majority
of one in State Senate, six in
Assembly; success of Smith program
Massachusetts. Illinois and Cali?
fornia go "wet" by largo majorities,
but Ohio rejects the proposed sale o?'
light wine and beer by 150,000.
Smith's plurality now indicated as
401,252, Copcland's 282,642; Miller
loses even Westchestcr; Steinmetz
polled 207,138 and outran Republican
in the Bronx.
Jersey "wets" win by 88,000;
Edwards seen as anti-Volstead candi?
date for President in, 1924.
Smith pledged by campaign
speeches to do away with Transit
Ruth Taylor loses Westchester
Children's Court judgeship by
1,200 votes, after apparently win?
Senator Lodge's lead over William
II. Gaston in Massachusetts jumps
to 8,425. Gaston moves for recount.
Mrs. Winnifred Mason Huck, new
Illinois member of Congress, to fight
for universal divorce law, child labor
legislation, bonus and war refer?
Grand jury reported ready to in?
dict Mrs. Hall and a man member
of murdered rector's church; an?
other may be held as driver of auto
that trailed dead lovers.
Two thousand quarts of "ink" in
Brooklyn warehouse proved to be
Tammany leader admits he got
one-third of bus line profits solely
for services in getting permit.
Manhattan elevated stockholders
vote for lease modification and will
takf 3 per cent interest instead of
7 per cent.
Merchants' Association begins
analysis of bankruptcy law to cut
cost of handling cases.
Quarrel over leadership in Rus?
sian Orthodox Church threatens ir?
Near East situation alarms Allies.
Turks reiterate demand for evacua?
tion of Constantinople.
Allied experts recommend a two
year moratorium on German debts
and a five hundred million gold mark
Four killed and many wounded in
battle in center of Dublin between
Free Staters and Republicans.
Near East complications causing
confusion in British political cam?
Prince Celasic Caetani, distin?
guished engineer, named Italian Am?
bassador to United States.
New Republican group will hold
balance of power in United State3
Senat? after March 4.
Philadelphia National League club
announces there will be a change in
management next year. Hugo Bezdek
is mentioned as successor of Irving
Wingate will play quarterback for
Princeton team in game with Har?
Knobbie, Blazes and Athelstan win
class A, B and C divisions in Pimlico
Harvard Club defeats N. Y. A. C.
and M?ntela?*? A. C. wins from
Heights Casino in Class B squash
MARKETS AND SHIPS
Election has no real influence on
stock market; close is higher.
Five more companies to pay stock
French and Belgian francs at new
low for the year; marks establish
another record low.
Con st an tine Exempt, but Hie
Ministers Must Stand Trial
LONDON, Nov. 8.?The revolutionary
committee in Greece has published a
decree ordering the trial by extraordi?
nary court martial of the former Cabi?
net ministers and generals now under
arrest charged with responsibility for
the Greek disaster in Asia Minor, says
a Reutcr d:spatch from Athens. The
decree exeats former King Constan?
tino from tria!.
It declares that according to the con?
stitution Constantino was not respon?
sible for the diaaster, but that the ac?
cused ministers hav? to bear his re?
In Heart of
Dublin Kills 4
Storm Wellington Bar?
racks and Turn Machine
Guns From House Tops
on 100 Free StateTroops
Battle Rages Hour
In Streets of City
Mary MacSwiney on Fifth
Day of Hunger Strike ;
Other Women Hold Out
Bg Cable to The Tribuns
Copyright, 392L'. New York Tribune Inc
DUBLIN, Nov. 8.?Four men were
killed and many wounded hero this
morning- in a battle thai raged an hour
in the center of the city when the ir?
regulars mada a surprise attack on
Wellington barracks. The dead are
one Free State soldier, two republicans
and one civilian.
As 1.00 national soldiers were parad?
ing for inspection in the barrack?
they were suddenly raked by fire from
machine puns and rifles, the rebels
having taken positions along the river
bank and on housetops commanding
the square. Private Murphy, who en?
listed only yesterday, was lulled in
the first volley, and many others were
wounded The Free Staters, who were
n close formation, threw themselves
whi?h Krc,un,Vnd cr^ to cover/from
which they returned the fire.
Battle Continues an Hour
Reinforcements were rushed un from
Porto Bello barracks, and after
hours exchange of shots, during which
two irregulars were killed, the attack?
ing party was driven off. They were
pursued into the open country "by the
regulars in motor lorries. During the
chase a civilian who came in the line
of fire was killed and a little girl on
the way to school was wounded
-A butcher's van which had entered
the square just as the attack began
vas riddled the driver, a small boy"
S?v nf0U+?ded lr? the horse w'*s billed!
?ix of the rebels and a machine gun
he hn??tUT<"- ,n thC PUrSUit After
?fr. t t r;;V?nlcen wounded soldiers
othpr, k0il t0. Uv?e*y hospitals and
W?i V?u trCated in the barracks.
Hfo + u ? em are so badly wounded
WU-. lr./ec.overy is not expected.
While the battle was raging ambu
ail traffic in the center of Dublin was
searV? C?t?Zenl WCrt? held ?P SS
searched for arms, but desultory firing
continued all afternoon. S
A large number of rebels were en?
gaged in the attack, which was well
timed and staged with a view of afford
??<!W| P0ured ?? tLir
Fighting at Cork and Mayo
Battles were also'Vported in the
counties of Cork and Mayo and in both
heavy SU T? 1?St *? Said t0 I? bee?
heavj. The republicana, under Sean
Moylan, suffered severely in a fllht
nrZ .M*\T?0m- ?n thi? engagement
Captain McDermott, the Free state
leader, was wounded.
In Cork a train was halted under
machine gun and rifle fire and the
er?a?n?OTM the rgine ?nd sent t
SSSftXV ?ull43pee.d into the coaches,
which contained national soldiers Six
'"in *?d,y?ed in this exploit"
we?, ?ni5ay0 ,battle Seven -?egulars
iveie killed and many wounded. Two
were taken prisoner. The only Free
w?ed*. Were three slightly
mi5aT^rJIMSwine3i sister of the for
huLht d, Ma/or ?f Cork, who starved
unor r?ptfl%..death "? prison' entered
?f MlheJffch 4aV of her hunger strike
?vn ?Joy pris-on this corning. Mrs.
O Reill?*y, a native of New York and
in th/io^6 ?f -thC executed leaders
in the 1916 uprising, is also on a
?S**?* st"ke ,.w*th Miss Humphries
and Miss Murphy. Meetings of protest
against their imprisonment without
trial are being organized and the
homes of Free State ministers are be?
ing picketed. Women sympathizers are
active in thi5 work.
A protest against the detention at
Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, of Miss Mary
MacSwiney, who also is reported to have
begun a hunger strike, was cabled to
the Irish provisional government yes?
terday by Michael A. Kelly, organiza?
tion director of the American Associa?
tion for the Recognition of the Irish
"Millions of Americans will hold you
responsible for the murder of Mary
MacSwiney if she dies," said the mes?
sage addressed to William T. Cosgrave,
president of the Cabinet of the pro?
visional Free State government. "Hu?
manity demands her release."
Klan Foes May Contest
Mayfield's Senate Seat
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8.?With the
election of Earl B. Mayfield as Senator
from Texas conceded, talk went the
rounds to-day that the right of May
field to sit in the Senate would be chal?
lenged because he was the Ku-Klux
The movement for a contest on May
field has not, yet taken definite form.
| The Question may be raised in* the.
Senate this winter, but will not be
settled until the new Congres3 con?
It is said here that the feeling
against the Ku-Klux Klan on the part
of many of Mayfield's opponents in
Texas is so intense that they will flood
the Senate. with petitions for an in?
"F. F. V." Is Back
F. F. Van de Water
'Books and So Forth'
Three Times a Week
Editorial Page of
And Mrs. Hall
To Be Named
State Seeking Indictment;
of Church Member and'
Widow for Murder and i
Chauffeur as Accessory
Victim's Shirt Cuff
Sister Says Mrs. Mills Was !
Chided by Rector's Wife
2 Months Before Crime!
By Boyden Spnrkes
! NEW BRUNSWICK. Nov. S? First de
1 gree murder indictments will be sought
against Mrs. Frances Stevens Hall and
? a man who is a member of the Church
of St. John the Evangelist, a resident
of New Brunswick and a crack shot with
i a pistol. The official who revealed this
to-night declined to identify the man
i the authorities believe shot the Rev.
! Edward W. Hall and Mrs. Eleanor
Mills, but said that one other man
' would bo indicted as an accessory be?
cause he drove the autoinobilo in
which the loverr, were trailed.
I It was learned that Mrs. Elsie Barn- !
I hart, a sister of the murdered choir
singer, will be one of the state's princi?
pal wlbieses before the Somerset Coun?
ty Grand Jury, although Mrs. Jane Gib?
son, the farm womun who says she
, saw Mrs. Hall at the Phillips farm that
| night, is the star witness.
Says Mrs. Hall Chided Sister
Mrs. Barnhart, it was learned to-?
night, has signed an affidavit in which
she says that two months before the
murders her sister confided that Mrs.
Ilnll had chided her for her conduct
with the Rev Dr. Hall. Mrs. Barnhart
saya her sister told her that Mrs. Hall ,
said: "Mrs. Mills, you are making my :
life very unhappy."
If the state can prove that Mr*s. Hall ]
made this remark to Mrs. Mills it ,
should have a vital effect on the rec?
tor's widow's contention that she never
did, and does not now, believe that the
murdered lovers had ever given her
cause to be jealous.
Another bit of evidence upon which
the state is believed to be counting
heavily is, it was learned to-night,
fingerprints that were found on the
white, starched cuffs of the dead cler?
gyman's shirt. The hands that tender?
ly adjusted his clothing after a bullet
had pierced his brain and three others
and a slashed threat had silenced the
screams of Mrs. Mills are now be?
lieved to have left a telltale mark
that- will na'me one of those who par?
ticipated in the killings as surely as
though the dead minister himself had
: voiced an accusation.
| Explains Confidence
! In revealing the existence of Mrs. I
Barnhart's affidavit and the probability
of fingerprint evidence, the official
who talked to-night showed some of I
the reasons for the confident bearing !
of Prosecutor Mott during the last ?
few days. There is to be a conference
between Mr. Mott and Alfred Gibb, of
! Bernardsville, foreman of the Somerset
County grand jury, at 11 o'clock to- j
morrow, in the office of Prosecutor j
Azariah Beekman, in Somerville. Mr. ?
; Beekman will attend this conference
and so will Supreme Court Justice
Parker, who caused Mr. Mott to be
named a special deputy attorney gen- !
eral to supersede Mr. Beekman and |
Prosecutor Strieker of Middlesex
i County in the conduct of the double
: murder investigation.
They are expected to go over all
' the. evidence that has been gathered
' by Mr. Mott's investigators, who have
i been working under Lieutenant James
j Mason, of Newark. Mr. Mott's plan,
j it is understood, is to ask for the con
j vening of the grand jurors at 3 o'clock
; Friday afternoon. They probably will
! hear a few witnesses then, a few more
j on Saturday morning and the rest of I
! the twenty-five who are to be sub?
poenaed during the early part of next
If the hopes of the authorities bear j
j fruit indictments will have been re- I
i turned before Supreme Court Justice
Parker by next Wednesday. The ,
state's case, as it was described to- '?
night, is based on information in '
, hand in all of which officiais expressed
: complete faith.
What State Depends Upon
There is the affidavit of Mrs. Barn
: hart testifying to the conversation with ;
her sister, Mrs. Mills, in which the
choir singer told of her disquieting
conversation with Mrs. Hall, when the ,
rector's widow is alleged to have said: j
"Mrs. Mills, you are making my life i
' very unhappy." Mrs. Barnhart lives at |
! 566 East Thirty-eighth Street, in Pater- l
j son. N. J. Pictures of Dr. Hall and ;
I Mrs. Mills and a few letters exchanged
j by the lovers, and which the sexton's i
wife cherished deeply, were taken to ;
Mrs. Barnhart by Charlotte Mills, the j
j singer's daughter, soon after the !
; bodies were discovered.
There are other witnesses, it was |
said to-night, who are prepared tOv
swear that Mrs. Hall was seen driving
; her automobile near the Phillips farm
! two weeks before the murder. Mrs. I
?Hall has said recently that she had not j
?been around the Phillips place since ?
I she was a girl. Then there are Mrs.
: Mills's letters, found strewn over the
bodies, and letters and a diary written
by the clergyman for the eyes of his
"gypsy queen," his "wonder heart," his
j "babykins," the rather drab little worn- i
an that the congregation knew as the |
Charlotte Mills, high school student
and Sunday school pupil of Mrs. Hall,
I (Continued en pa?e eleven)
! Baldwin Coming Here to
Conduct Debt Parley
' Britain's New Chancellor of the
Exchequer Succeeda Sir
LONDON, Nov. 8 (By The Associated
i Press).?The new Chancellor of the
! Exchequer, Stanley Baldwin, is going I
I to the United States before the first j
1 of the new year to conduct the war,
debt funding negotiations in place of
Sir Robert Home, who was forced to
forego the trip because of the change
in government, it was announced by
Foreign Secretary Curzon to-day.
WHITE Si;LPmrr. SPRINGS?Glorlone
now for rest and ?pore Oat. tennis, horge
back. Pamou? bath?. Overnlsrht ?roro ??. T.
Republicans Retain Control of
Congress by a Narrow Majority;
Lose State Senate by One Vote
Smith Will Have Upper!
Branch Behind Him; i
Requires Only Six Votes
in Lower to Control
Clash With Hylan j
Oti Port Plan Seen
Fa le of the Authority
P?an and Transit Board
Is Still Undetermined
When Alfred E. Smith takes office as
Governor on January 1 he will have a
bare majority of one in the sfate Sen?
ate and will find the Republican con?
trol of the lower house reduced to r
slim six. This means that when Al
returns to Albany he need only talk
persuasively to a handful of Republican
Assemblymen to insure the passage of
legislation in the Democratic program.
But the changes in the Legislature,
while making it easy for Smith at Al?
bany, left Mayor Hylan?who doesn't
like the Governor-elect?and the Board
of Estimate, which Hylan controls, in
full and undisturbed control here, thus
insuring a jam between Albany and
City Hall, uiut-sa the Mayor recedes
from his attitude of non-co-operation
with the Port Authority, of which the
Governor-elect is a member and the di?
recting force, or unless Smith does
what nc never did before?knuckles
down to Hylan and William Randolph
Old Clash Recalled
On this subject Hylan and Smitli
clashed at a public dinner while
the Hearst-Hylan drive to get SmitI
out of politics was at its height. Hy
Ian attacked the Port Authority piar
and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Smith re
plied that it would take an army ol
spirits from the next world to en
lighten Hylan on the Port Authority
sinee he was unable to understand th<
plaPi English in which its policy v/a;
set down. Hylan at that time said th<
city c;-uld be deprived of its waterfron
by N .v Jersey. Smith read the word'
of the treaty showing that not a singlt
inch of city property could bo takei
without the consent of the city.
The Democratic party platform i
pledged to the Port Authority pfan
with but one change in the presen
law?the granting of the appointmefl
of two of the state's three representa
tives to the City of New York. Sucl
an amendment was proposed by thi
Democrats at the last session but de
There will be no difficulty, Repub
licana predicted last night, in Smitl
getting through this legislation. Bu
what action will be taken toward re
?eal of the legislation creating th<
'ransit Commission, thus scrapping i
and undoing its plan, is something tha
probably will not be determined unti
the Assembly organizes.
Smith Likely to Get Results
If the Assembly follows the prece
dent of 1919, when Governor Smitl
asked for a Teorganization of the thei
existing Public Service Commission h
this district, and obtained it, the Re
publican majority in the Assembly wil
not stand i the way of the Democrats
In view of the fact that Smith wouh
need but eight Republican vote? t<
carry out this program and that it wil
take the consent of a Democratic Sen
ate and a Democrats Governor to pu
through any necessary improvement
for up-state, it is considered improb
able by Republican leaders that Smitl
will have any trouble in finding th
necessary eight votes.
In fact the major part of the Demo
cratic program can be put through witl
little trouble if the Governor-elec
does a little log rolling, and in this ar
he proved himself a master during hi
long service in Albany. Republican
admit that ho has the edge on th
situation, as he and the Democrati
Senate are in for two years and i
persuasion fails he can emulate th
example of Charles E. Hughes, whe
when Governor, campaigned agains
the legislators who opposed his direc
primary legislation and his anti-bet
Other Smith Planks
The other principal planks in th
Democratic platform call for the reste
ration of the direct primary systen
a home rule amendment to the stat
constitution guaranteeing cities an
villages niequate power of self-goverr
ment ayrd a right to enact, alter an
repeal their charters, including powe
to own and operate their public util;
ties, and a law giving the fullest meat
ure of home rule to communities i
the regulation of public utility coi
porationsj giving localities the rigr.
to own and operate-busses, repeal c
the Lusk bills, repeal of the Mille
(Continued an page sis)
Theater Crowd Sees Slayer Shoot
Down Man and Vanish in Throng
An unidentified man about thirty
years old, flashily dressed, was shot
down la3t night in front of the Shang?
hai Restaurant, 300 West Fifty-eighth
Street, just as the theater crowds were
piling southward through Columbus
Circle a hundred feet away. He died
on the operating table of Roosevelt
Hospital a few minutes later without
making any statement.
Oniy one man in the crowd which
gathered around the dying man after
the shooting would admit to the police
?that he had any knowledge of the crime.
This was A. L. Williams, of 330 We3t
I Fifty-eighth Street, who was indignant
i over the onlookers' failure to halt the
slayer as he walked calmly away from
the spot and lost himself in the bustle
of the Circle.
Williams had passed the restaurant
perhaps a minute before the shots were
fired and had just turned into Eighth
Avenue when he heard the report. He
got back to the corner in time to see a
slim man in a brown overcoat and a
derby hat standing over the dying man,
apparently wondering whether another
bullet would be needed. A second later
the slayer walked quickly away and
Williams had noticed the man in the
brown coat, he told the police, as he
was walking along Fift -eighth Street.
He had seen him showing a revolver
to another man, similarly dressed, but
fatter, who was standing in the door?
way of the Shanghai Restaurant in *
small group of men, which seemed to
b<? made up mostly of chauffeurs.
"Take a flash at this,'' he had heard
the slim man say.
The police got a good description of
both the brown-coated men from Wil?
liams, but were unable to find any of
the group which had been in the door?
way. The fat man, the witness said,
drove off in a taxi just before the
murder, and a half dozen cars sped
away a minute later,
A general alarm for the two men waB
sent out as soon as the detectives of
the West Forty-seventh Street station
began working on the case, ,
Newberry Considers Resignation;
Ferris Opens Fight to Unseat Him
Special Dispatch to The Triture
DETROIT, Nov. 8.?While denying to-night that his. resignation
from tho United States Senate had already be<;n written, Senator
Truman H. Newberry said: "I must hold a conference with Vends
that will have a bearing outside the state before I reach any decision
as to resigning or remaining in office. I will fhake no decision until I
have had all the returns from this state and several others. The ques?
tion l?i a serious one both in Michigan and the whole country-"
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
BIG RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 8.?Woodbridge N. Ferris, Democrat,
his election assured, announced to-day that his first act after being 1
sworn as United States Senator would be to move to unseat Senator
"We can get him out of there," said the newly elected Senator.
"We have the votes now to do it, and we will do it. I will demand a
rehearing of the case. This fan be accomplished quickly because we
have more than enough backers.
"Newberryism was the dominant note in this campaign, despite the
efforts of the Republicans to conceal the fact and to avoid the issue.
There must be an end to the excessive expenditure of money in securing
public office, and the unseating of Newberry will mark a big advance
in this direction."
Has Chance to
Will Hold Balance of Power
After March 4 if Mem?
bers Are Willing to Ef?
fect an Organization
Combinations Are Varied
Union With Either Regular
Republicans or Democrats
Would Rule Legislation
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8.?A group of
Senators, bearing Fhe Iabe,l of the Re?
publican party but elected on plat?
forms and issues widely at variance
with those advocated by President
Harding, will hold the balance of power
in the Senate after March 4,
With the Republican lead in the Sen?
ate reduced to an unexpectedly low
figure, the old line Senators will not
be able to control a majority, if the
number of radicals and liberals elected
Tuesday is added to the group holding
All that is lacking for what might
be called the radical element is a
leader under whom they could unite.
Under such a leader, if a union is pos?
sible, they would be in an enormously
strong tactical position. By combining
with the old line Republicans they
could insure passage of any measure
they desired, but if the old line leaders
did not fall in with their ideas they
could do business with the Democrats,
also attaining by that combination a
Much Jealously in Group
Aside1 from the fact that the men of
this radical group who were elected
have widely varying ideas, however,
there is a great deal of jealousy and
i fee'ing between some of the individu
! als, which may prevent the complete
suceess of such an attempt. Neverthe?
less there is considerable speculation
on the possibilities. If a real leader
should develop he might easily become
a formidable candidate for the Presi?
In this group will in all likelihood
be Senators Borah, La Follette, John?
son, Brookhart, Norris, Howell, Nor
beck, Capper, Ladd and at times others.
If these Senators act together, as they
are expected to on many occasions,
the Republican organization Senators
cannot' dominate legislation. The
Harding Administration will be unable
to make recommendations to the Sen?
ate Republican leaders and have them
carried out unless it finds a way to
annex Democratic votes.
Already there is talk here that as a
result of the Senate changes the case
of Senator Newberry, of Michigan, will
be reopened after March 4 if he does
not resign. If the question is forced
to a vote again in the Senate there is
little reason to doubt he will be un?
seated. The Republicans opposed to
Senator Newberry, plus the Democrats,
(Continued ?n nsxt pas?)
Wets Roll Up
In Three States
Massachusetts Defeats State
Aid for Volstead Act:
Illinois Votes for Wine
and Beer by Four to One
California Gives 50,000
Ohio Takes Opposite Stand
and Ballots Show 100,
000 Against the Measure
While the wets of Massachusetts, Il?
linois and California rolled up tremen?
dous majorities against the drastic en
iC*reement ?f the Volstead act in Tues?
day's election, Ohio, the fourth state in
which the issue wa3 brought squarely
before the voters, turned in a majority
of at least 100,000 against the sale of
light wines and beer.
In Massachusetts the majority against
an act proposing state aid in the en?
forcement of the Volstead act was
103,668, with virtually completed re?
turns. In Illinois the vote is estimated
at 4 to 1 in favor of light wines and
beer. The estimated majority of the
wets in California is 50,000.
House May Modify Law
Positive knowledge of the election of
155 candidates to the next House of
Representatives who may Le depended
upon to support efforts to modify the
Volstead law, with the possibility of
actual control of Congress, was an?
nounced by the Association Against
Prohibition at its headquarters in
Washington last night.
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
BOSTON, Nov. 8.?The defeat cf the
dry referendum in Massachusetts, de?
signed to give state co-operation to the
national Volstead act, will be hailed
by the Wets as a signal victory, particu?
larly in view of the fact that churches,
welfare organizations and other groups
were strongly lined up for the measure.
The final tabulations show the result
on the referendum as follows: Yes,
319,965; no, 423,633?a margin of 103,
Dry Leaders to Keen Up Fight
Dry leaders declare, however, that
they will renew their effort to improve
enforcement of prohibition in this
Analysis of the figures shows a clear
tendency to ignore party lines. This
was seen in the vote for John A.
Nicholls, candidate of the Independent
Republican League, who was out to
defeat Lodge. Nicholls drew the votes
of many dry advocates despite the fact
that every dry vote given him actually
benefited a wet candidate. The line?
up on this question, as predicted, af?
forded the apparently inconsistent
spectacle of both wet and dry move?
ments taking strength away from the
Republican ticket heads. In the main,
i however, the wet issue was not para?
Big Majority in Illinois
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
CHICAGO, Nov. 8.?Tremendous vic?
tories for the $55,000,000 Illinois sol?
diers' bonus and for light wines and
(Centlnuert ?a next eat*)
Police Raid Cafe Where
They Often Cash Checks
Charge Flanagan Bros., Oppo?
site Headquarter?, With
Having Real Beer Oasis
Flanagan Brothera' cafe, opposite
Police Headquarters at 168 Grand
Street, where policemen have gone to
cash their chocks ever since head?
quarters was nroved from 800 Mulberry
Street, was raided yesterday by In?
spector Donohue and fifteen detec
| They had a search warrant and dis?
covered, it is said, fifteen cases of
Scotch whisky, thirty cases of beer
and a liberal supply of bar whisky.
They arrested Joseph A. Flanagan as
proprietor and his bartender, Herman
Haller. Both were released on bail.
The Flanagans' place moved to Grand
Street when Police Headquarters did.
U used to be around the corner from
300 Mulberry Street. For twenty
years or more it has been a favorite
resort for policemen of all rankt.
Majority in House Is Cut
From 166 to 11, While
Senate Margin Drops
From 24 to Possible 14
Vote Upsets All
Defeat of Pomerene in
Ohio and Beveridge's
Downfall Big Surprises
By Carter Field
The Republicans will control both
House and Senate, belated returns
indicated, though the majority in the
House has been pared down from
1C6 to approximately eleven and in
the Senate from twenty-four to be?
tween ten and fourteen, depending
on belated returns from Utah and
Not since the WToodrow Wilson
election of 1916, when rockrihbed
Republican states west of the Mis?
sissippi went Democratic after
Hughes's election had been conceded
in the East, have there been so
many surprises in one election. The
largest of all was in New York,
,?-u_? ? cwrt, ,_.,.,,,,, ?-,,. only
carried Tammany's favorite son to
victory by little short of half a mil
... . ......j.*t,n i;u. demo?
cratic candidate for Senator and
about nine Democratic candidates
for the House whose districts had
been thought surely Republican.
Ohio Defeat Dizes Democrats
The second biggest surprise was in
Ohio, where the Democrats had been
absolutely confident of the election of
Senator Pomerene and of his nomina?
tion for President on the Democratic
ticket two years hence. Dr. Simeon D.
Fess rolled up a majority of more than
12,000 over Senator Pomerene, while
Carmi Thompson, Republican candidate
01 C?i:-vrnor and close friend of Presi?
dent ^/rding. seems to heve been de?
feated ?jj A. Victor Donahey by a small
majority. On the same returns giving
Dr. Fes3 O.00G majority Thompson was
nearly 14,000 behind Donahey.
There seems little doubt that the
referendum on the 2% per cent beer
amendment saved Dr. Fess, not only
because Fess is dry and Pomerene is
wet, but because the fight to defeat the
wet amendment brought out the dry A
vote back in the country, where prac- B
tically all the voters are Republican. ?
Among the other important upsets
were the defeat of Senator Townsend
in Michigan, on Inte returns, after it
had been assumed from early reports
that he had been elected. Townsend
was beaten by ex-Governor W. N.
Ferris, the first Democrat Michigan has
sent to the Senate since the Republican
party came into existence just before
the Civil War. Ferris was known to
be tremendously popular, and on one
previous occasion ran 166,000 votes
ahead of his ticket, while Townsend
has been hampered for the last few
years in keeping his fences intact by
his own illness and that in his family,
so that deductions about the issues in
the .ampaign might easily go astray.
Townsend was bitterly attacked both
in a vigorous primary fight and in
the election for his vote to seat Sen?
Lodge Barely Escapes Defeat
The very narrow escape from defeat
of Senator Henry C:tbot Lodge was
another surprising fe??ture of the elec?
tion. All of Tuesday night and most
of yesterday it was nip and tuck, and
late in the day Colonel Gaston, Lodge's
Democratic opponent, announced that
he would de nand a recount. At that
time the figures showed Lodge less
than 2,000 ahead. Discovery of an error
in the figures late in the day, however,
put Lodge's majority at 8,425.
The Senator's friends had hoped for
a majority of 100,000, but so intense
was the opposition that it was clear
just before election his majority would
not reach 60,000. No one really ex?
pected, however, that his lead would
be so small as to put the election for
a moment in doubt.
Both Opposed to League
The vote does not reveal anything
??bout sentiment on the league or on
prohibition, as both Lodge and Gaston
were against the league and wet. The
vote against Lodge is believed to rep?
resent votes of person* who, despite
the fact that there was no candidate
who represented their views, expressed
their personal antagonism to Lodge.
They voted for Gaston not because
they agreed with him but because he
haa not been so prominent in the ?eht
against what they wanted as had Lodge.
Minnesota was kjiown to be close,
but it had been thought that Senator
Kellogg would pull through despite
the tremendous radical drive against
him. Dr. Henrik Shipstead, who ha?
apparently defeated him, is the first
member of the Farmer-Labor party to
reach the Senate, as Senator La Fol?
lette, who has the support of the party
and who actually made speeches in
Minnesota for Shipstead, clings to the
Republican label, as does Dr. E. F.
Ladd, Senator from North Dakota, who
is actually a member of the Non
At a late hour it appeared that the Re
ruHicps had lost Semite seats in New
York, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey,
Michigan, West Virginia, Washington,
Delaware and Minnesota, a total of nine,
and had gained Senate seats ' in Ne?
braska, Ohio and Utah. This would
make a net loss of six seats, which
would reduce the present majority
from 24 to 12. Two of t^ese contests,
however, are still in some doubt, those
in Utah and Washington, so that the
actual majority may bo 10 or 14.
Bcveridge's Defeat Emphatic
The defeat of Senator Beveridge, ap?
parent from the very early returns, in?
creased in proportion as the slower re?
turns can*,e in during the day. At a