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DEC -G 1920'
Rain to-day; colder in aft
to-morrow fair and sor
Highest temperature yesterd
Detailed weather report will b<
Conservative Estimate ol
Revenue Loss From This
ing the Gap.
Stamp Assessment and Increased
Excise Tariff Among
Other Plans Committee
Will Consider.
Tiik Xkw Touk Herald publishes
herewith the first of a series of articles
which will make plain the exact condition
of affairs at Washington, together
with the prospects for the future.
These articles will deal with specific
features of the general situation and
uHth departmental conditions as well.
The article published hcreivith has to
do with the excess profits tax. Tomorrow's
article will have the general
fiscal situation as its subject. The
articles will be published every day
until the series is completed.
Special Despatch tn Tub New York Herald.
Washington, Dec. 4.?Every discussion
one liears here of the taxatiqn
revision programme of the Government
appears to revolve uround the
expected early repeal of the excess
profits tax. There are some "whose
opinions are worthy of earnest consideration
who maintain that if for no
other reason than because of its veryname
the excess profits tax should remain
on the statute books. But these
persons appear to be in a hopeless
minority. The sentiment, in ao far as
it Can be gathered in advance of the
actual debates, seems to be overwhelmingly
for the abolition of this
Secretary of the Treasury Houston
has joined with former Secretaries
McAdoo and Glass, the three Treasury
executives who have been charged
with the administration of the tax, hi
recommending its repeal. But the rejection
of an item of revenue receipts
from which for the current
flscai year have been estimated at
$1,300,000,000 demands careful consideration,
particularly of the substitutes
proposed to stop the financial gap.
The opinion, however, Is general that
the revenues from the excess profits
tax for the next fiscal year, provided
the tax remains in effect, will be far
below, possibly not more than half of,
the estimated returns for the current
KlflfM Profits IIInq|iprarfng.
(excess profits have dwindled, if not
disappeared entirely, in the last year In
industries from which tl* greatest contributions
were received For this reason,
and also because of . le pretty gen
erai Deiiei mat tnc tax ltseir has been
one of the greatest Incentives toward
extravagance, the billion or more dollars
of paper loss Incurred by Its repeal
is not viewed with alarm.
Among the chief reasons put forward
for the repeal of the tax arc:
\ ?It Is too complex and difficult of
administration. The time consumed
In arriving at a final determination
of many of the returns is too great
and produces an uncertainty In the
business world which should not exist.
2 ?It has encouraged extravagance In
business management by creating
the Idea that almost any expenditure
was warranted because, In reality, from
60 to 80 per cent, of such expenditure
was borne by the Government.
?It requires so much Information
and data from the taxpayer that
a feeling of hostility against the tax
readily arises and further complicates
its administration. So much uncertainty
may exist concerning the final amount
of any assessment that frequently when
cvnslon Is charged the trouble may lie
In a. different construction of the law
rather than In any attempt to defraud
the Government.
4 ?It discriminates between different
forms of organization which may
be found In almost any Industry. it
penalises the more conservative business
corporations and puts a premium upon
those whose capitalization had been Inflated
prior to 1917.
?It unjustly Intimates that any
profit of a corporation In excess of
I per cent, is excessive, tending thus to
create a dangerous social Implication In
the public mind.
g ?The definition of tnveated capital.
upon which ltd exemption* and
rate* are baaed, la tinaound. Tt Ignore*
i eel value which has been created by
conaervatlve bualne** management, and
exclude* appreciation which may be due
?Ita productivity I* conatantly dlmlnlahlng
and the future yield la
too uncertain to permit It to be relied
upon aa a definite menna of producing
a given amount of revenue.
Income Tax Modification.
The above reaaona briefly *et forth
the flndlnga of the tax committee of
the National Induatrlal Conference
Board with regard to the exceaa profit*
tax. The committee had a* advi*er*
euch authorities aa Dr. T. 8. Adama.
Col. Robert H. Montgomery, A. K. Holcomb,
,T. F. Zoller, Otto H. Kahn,
George E. Holmea and Profeaaor* FalrCovtinvrd
on Twentp-nocond Pope.
each the employing"ci*? <>f biMnene
nil houaewlvee titrnugh * ItKft A1,1 > "gltna
tlon Wanted" Ad.?Adv.
mas trees or other greenery for
Christmas decoration, which are
i taken without the permission of
the owner of the land, shall upon
conviction for the offence have
his license revoked.
Huge Crowd Cheer Widow o:
Cork Mayor at Pier and
Along Fifth Avenue.
Declares She and Husband A1
ways Counted on U. S. to
fliro Mftot W?lr?.
?? v '""r1
A slender, gray eyed young womai
dressed In deep mourning, with masse;
of black hair showing in ripples whei
she threw back her heavy widow's veil
and a well shaped pretty mouth whicl
smiled engagingly from time to time
disclosing perfect teeth, was the re
cipient yesterday of one of the mosl
enthusiastic demonstrations ever ac
corded to a passenger debarking fronr
an ocean liner in New York.
She was Mrs. Muriel MacSwiney
widow of Terence MacSwiney, Lore
Mayor of Cork, who voluntarily starve*
himself to death. Taking part in th<
welcoming demonstration were som<
ten thousand Irish friends and sym
pathizers with the cause for whicl
Mayor MacSwiney died and for whicl
his young widow will live and work.
Mrs. MacSwiney came to testify be
fore the commission investigating con
dltlons In Ireland. She went to the St
Regis Hotel, where she will remalr
until Wednesday, perhaps, before golni
to TV aahlnirton t r? pfinfnr with t hp rrvm
mission. She was induced to come t<
this country by Oswald Garrison VII
lard, editor of the \atioti and a mem
ber of the committee. With his wlf<
Mr. Villard will entertain the Irish vis
itor in a manner befitting: her mourn
lng state. Mrs. Henry Villard, mothei
of Mr. Villard, was also at the pier t<
meet Mrs. MacSwiney, and organized t
committee to go down the bay on Frt
day, when It was expected the CeltU
of the White Star nine would dock, an<!
also to make the trip again yesterday.
City's Craft Convoy Celtic.
It isn't every woman who can have
ten or a dozen men take charge of hei
luggage. Although the young widow
travelled with four or five boxes, thh
special committee, representative* ol
the longshoremen's union, volunteered
to see that each piece was safelj
brought ashore and delivered to her al
her hotel. Joseph Ryan, Interrtatlona
vice-president of the union, headed the
group, winch was composed of men ol
Celtic name.
The Celtic arrived too late Frldaj
night to bo passed through Quarantine
and she lay all night Just off Quarantine
station. Karly yesterday mornlns
the usuaJ examinations were made b>
the health officers and immigration
representatives, and the big vessel
steamed up the bay convoyed by the
police tug Patrol with more than 15<
on board, many of whom nad
gone down the bay the afternoon before
to welcome Mrs. MacSwlney. Th?
John F. lrylan also steamed down th?
harbor to meet the liner. On board wai
Grover Whalen, Commissioner of Plan*
and Structures, representing Mayoi
On the Patrol were Mrs. Peter MacSwlney
and her daughter and Mrs. Annlt
MacSwlney Dixon, cousins ot. the lat?
Lord Mayor. The convoy was a riot ol
Irish colors, with which were Intermingled
those of tho new "Republic ol
India." And among the welcoming host
were several men and women who ar?
working for the freedom of their Oriental
I country. Others on board were John D
1 Fitzgerald, president of the Cork Men'i
Assoc lat on, who organized the Mac!
Swlney memorial mass at St. Patrick'!
! Cathedral on Thanksgiving Day.
By the time the Celtic reached Pier 80
* about 9:45 A'. M., thousrtrg'j of person)
had gathered In West stpsjt and alont
Twenty-third street, fror/ which polnti
they hoped to catch a glimpse of Mrs
MacSwlney. The young widow was th?
first to step down the gangplank. Accompanying
her wept Byrsn R. Newton
Collector of the IWr. and II. D. Chesterbrook
of the Collector's department, whe
j had gone on board early to arrange for
' the prompt examination of Mrs. Macj
Swiney's luggage. J. K Fawsott, selfstyled
consul of the "Irish Republic,'
I made the trip w-lth Mrs. MacSwlney. Another
In the party was Miss Mary Mac;
Swlney, sister of the lRte Mayor. Mlm
MacSwlney, who Is much taller than the
widow and much more robust looking.
! was also dressed In deep mourning.
John Reidy, Deserter, Is
Said to Have Confessed
Slaying in Hotel.
Light on Gang That Preys
on Strangers With Cash in
White Light Region.
Afnn Slnvs Prnm f'itv
? a Month and Kesumes His
Haunts in Broadway.
John Reidy, a deserter from the
United States Navy, confessed last
T night, according to Capt. John Coughlin,
in charge of the detective bureau,
that he killed Leeds Vaughan Waters,
- grandson of Horace Waters, piano
manufacturer, in the Plymouth Hotel,
257 West Thirty-eighth street, in a
drunken brawl on November 3.
Reidy, who told the police he was 24
years old, but looks scarcely 18. was
i arrested after his story had leaked out
s through men who have made a praci
tlce, the police said, of "trimming"
; wealthy young man on Broadway.
1 Roland Noak, alias Herbert Kreb, was
arrested with Reidy as a material
" witness. Both are known to the police
t and the stories they told may help to
solve the murder of Frank Barber in
1 Central Park two weeks ago. Inspector
Coughlln said.
According to Reidy, as the police gave
1 out the alleged confession, he met
1 Waters in the subway station at Times
5 square at 4 o'clock on the morning of
^ November 3. Waters bought some
rlnlnbn In n eotoan nti TT^i crh f V? <1 vanim
anil they went to the Plymouth Hotel,
where Waters registered as Talbert and
Reldy as James Dunn. After they went
to their room they began to quarrel,
Reldy said, and he hit Waters on the
head with a cane. Watera's head struck
the bedpost as he fell and he died almost
Returns to Rroadnsr Haunts.
Reldy then covered Waters's body
with a bed sheet and left the hotel. He
went to East New York, where he lived
for three days In ? Turkish bath. After
this he lived In Jersey City until he
thought It safe to return to his Broadway
haunts. The arrest was made by
Detective James J. Finn and Chief Inspector
Thomas J. Shehan of the Naval
Intelligence Service.
Reldy said he had served about two
[ years in the navy. He enlisted In Milwaukee
and deserted from the battleship
Arizona In New York Navy Yard on
August 19, 1920. Since then, the police
! said, he told them he has been living in
New York preying on strangers whose
r acquaintance he made in the white light
i district.
f He and others, according to the poI
lice, have made a profitable living In
r this way. They confessed to robbing
t men whom they had accompanied to
' hotels of as much as $1,500, Inspector
! Coughlln said. Re My took $8 from
r Waters after he killed him, Coughlin
said the prisoner admitted.
The scuffle between Waters and Reidy
caused a commotion in the Plymouth
Hotel and a clerk went to the door of
' their room a few minutes after Waters
wa8 killed. Reidy told the clerk there
' would be no more noise and he left
without investigating. Waters's body
! was found the following morning.
| Handwriting la Identlfled.
The Identification of Reidy as James
? Dunn, who registered at the Plymouth
) *ith Waters, was made by John Carey,
i clerk of the hotel, tteldy's handwriting
t was compared with the signature in the
register and completed the evidence
against him, the police said.
Waters was reputed to be a inillion
aire. His body was Identified by Ben!
Jamln R. Vaughan, a cousin, who said
f Waters was about to go to Kngland,
. where he was accustomed to pass the
f winter. He came to New York from
t Bronxvitle on election day to get the
i election returns, Vaughan said.
I Mr. Waters lived with his mother.
Mrs. Horace Waters, at the (Iramatan
, Hotel, Bronxville. The news of his
. death was communicated to her by Mal,
1 coiin R. Ix>vell. a stock broker and presl!
dent of the William A. Mills Brass Com|
pany, who is a friend of the Waters
Mr. Water# wns well known In Palm
Beach and In l.ondon. In 1SIB? he married
Elisabeth L. Blunc, better known ae
Haroneaa Blunc, an act re**, considered
then one of the most beautiful women In
Philadelphia. They lived together for
thirty-one days, when young Mrs. Waters
returned to the atuge, subsequently
obtaining a divorce.
The Waters family home was at Bast
Greenwich, R. I., but Mr. Waters was
little known there, most of his time
being given to travel. His father was
one of the leading piano manufacturers
of the country. The family Is one of the
oldest and best known In Rhode Island.
The Detective Bureau was elated last
night, not only because the Waters mystery
had been cleared but also from the
fact that through the statements of
Reldy and Noak they hope to solve some
1 of the other crime* that have been committed
In this city recently. Reldy Is
1 , charged with homicide. Noak Is being
j held as material witness.
! Will Return Visits Here of Month
American Kteriitlves.
Nkwpoht Niwt, Va? Dec. 4. ? Balnbrldge
Colby, Secretary of StAte. sailed I
! from Hampton Roads on the battleship
i Florida to-day to return the visits to the
| United States of Presidents Brum of
! Uruguay and Pessoa of Hrasll and to be
the guest of the Argentine Government. |
ft n rut n*r. n <
?on. Golf and all other sport*. Through
Pullman. Penn , I;0R P. M. dally.?A dr.
Wilson Walks to Prove
He Can Deliver Speech
Special Despatch to 'Cuts Naw Yobk
New York Herald Bureau, j
Wanlllnjctoll, It. ('. Iter. 4. S
WHETHER President Wilson
will make his last regular
message to Congress the occasion
of a dramatic appearance
in the hall of the House of Representatives
next Tuesday will
not be made known until the
Joint Congressional Committee
calls at the White House Monday
afternoon to notify him that
Congress is in session.
Mr. Wilson is said to have
been doing an extra amount of
walking through the White
House corridors to convince Dr.
Grayson that he is able to deliver
the speech, but the general
belief is that he will not do so.
V /
nrm n/unrrrrn md i n
New Interdepartment Plan
Formed for Efficiency.
Washington, Dec. 4.?To coordinate
Federal activities dentin a with Alaskan
problems President Wilson lias authorlied
the creation of an Interdepartmental
committee on Alaska, Intended to be
permanent, made up of a representative
of each Government department concerned.
Secretary Payne announced to-day
that the committee would be composed
of Major Clarence O. Sherrlll, War Pepartment;
James C. Corrldon, Post Office;
George A. Parks, Interior; K. A
Sherman, Agriculture; Dr. Hugh M.
Smith, Commerce; H. V. Saint. Shipping
Board ; O. C. Merrill, Federal
Power Commission, and Gov. Rlggs of
"In view of the work of the different
departments in dealing with Alaska,"
President Wilson's letter authorising the
committee said, "I approve the formation
of nn Interdepartmental commlt.
tee. The function of the committee Is to
coordinate and bring together facts and
Alaska and make recommendation* foi
definite action to the department charged
with the particular function, to the end
that duplication may be avoided nnd ef\
flcleney secured.
"While the work of the committee I*
advisory, It is believed that bv bringing
together all available Information and
providing for an exchange of views by
representative* of the different departments
much of the difficulty now experienced
In dealing with Alaskan affairs
will be obviated and speedy and
Intelligent cooperative aetlon sei ured."
Osteopaths in Massachusetts
Attach Lollypops Also.
HoBTOK, Dec. 4 A ban on high heel*
i such as never carried a Puritan or 1
Pilgrim ancestress to church Is to r>?
sought from the Legislature by the
Massachusetts Osteopathic Society. Announcement
that the society would Introduce
a hill to stop the high heel at
Its source#~-the manufacturer?wts
made at Its nineteenth annual convention
to-day. '
Or. R. Kendrick Smith of llrookllne,
who read ? paper on "High Heels a
Crime," told his associates that the advent
of woman suffrage hail given to
the society courage to propose a bill
prohibiting the manufacture, sale and
wearing of heels more than one and
one-half Inches In height.
The fad of sucking lollypops was attacked.
"The lollypop Is not n had piece
of physical enjoyment." said Dr. Robert
H. Veltoh of Medford, "were It not
for the danger of functional derangement
of the stomachs of our school |
pupils and others by Its excessive use."
run i uuu uuiiv/iiJ
Receives Welcome Home o
Presidential Size and Make
Several Brief Addresses.
He Would Have Americ
Great Maritime Nation
With Adequate Navy.
President-Elect Proceeds t
Bedford, Va., to Speak Today
at Elks Home.
Hpteial Umpatrtt to The New Yobk Hfjral
Norfolk, Va-, Dec. 4.?Journeyin
to-night toward Bedford in this Stat
where the Benevolent Protective Oi
der of Elks maintain t home for the
aged and infirm, and where he wl
make a memorial address to-morrow
President-elect Harding is keen!
aware that his vacation is over ar
that once more he is in the swirl <
practical American life and facing tt
great tasks he was appointed to shou
The transition from the unhurrie
unworried existence of sea voyage an
pleasant adventuring in strange lane
was sudden and complete. Senate
Harding again is in the land of prou
and desperately energetic local con
mittees, of brass bands, of hungr
politicians and ambitious men of man
degrees, of swift functioning teW
graphs and of Jobs that must t
tackled and policies to solve.
Not for one moment in this crowde
day was he permitted to forget th?
he is no longer a mere cog in the ma
chinery of government, for here withi
the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay mi
nicipalities, the people and even th
navy and the army extended to hit
the honors that are reserved for
Series of K?notion*.
From the hour?9 in the morning that
he landed at Newpoprt News froi
the L'nited Fruit liner Pastores unt
he boarded his train for Bedford at 1
o'clock to-night Senator Harding wi
the centre of a succession of formal er
tertainments and informal reception
There were occasions for four'speeche
for a luncheon and a dinner, for an it
spection of the navy yard at Porti
mouth, the naval base at Hampto
Roads, the army base and the vast plat
of the Newport News Dry Dock an
Shipbuilding Company, and for a serit
of automobile drives which thorough!
exhibited to him the peculiar merits <
the harbor. It was the busiest day sper
by Senator Harding since the heat <
hie campaign for the Presidency.
The message he had for the people (
Newport News and Norfolk and thrnug
them to alt the United States dealt wit
large questions that Senator Hardin
already ha? revealed in his Interest 1
national defence, foreign relations, th
upbuilding of foreign trade and the n?
cessity for teamwork if the problem
now awaiting solution are satlsfactoril
to be solved,
I'osslbly the most Important thing h
said in the course of the day was aboc
this necessity for whole hearted coor
eratlon on the i>art of all the people. H
made it clear that In his opinion no sir
gle human being contains genius enougl
energy enough, to put through the rt
construction demanded, and that th
task Is a task for all the people as we
as for the President they had chosen.
No Man Mast Re Remiss.
"The humblest cltlsen of the Republi
ran do his part," the Senator said mor
than once to-day. "So man must b
remiss In the performance of this dut>
and I crave your help, my countrymen.
There was hearty applause when h
said hie Administration never will los
touch with the people and that one o
Its principal alms will be to restore tru
democratic government, keenly senslbl
| to the popular will.
In the Academy of Muah In Newpor
News nt noon Senator Harding was In
troduced to a large audience by Representative
Bland (Dem., Va). After
reference to his visit to the Pansm
("anal Mr. Harding spoke of the devt-1
opment of the merchant marine, a topi
of special Interest to this community.
"I do not believe," he said, "that an
nation sver wrote a particularly tirlllian
page In the nistory of the world excep
as It was eminent on the high sea.(Snly
a mistaken policy ever allowed ou
merchant marine to recede. Amerlc
must be a nation of shipbuilders an hip
operators on all the high seas. W
are Just from Panama, where we sa<
the miracle wrought when America;
genius dug a channel across the Isthmui
The still/greater thing for us to arhiev
Is to make America a maritime na
Touches on Dlsnrinnnient.
Tn several speeches he touched on th
question of disarmament, saying
"No one knows precisely what t<
morrow tna.v be, but I hnve an abldln
conviction that the heart of Amerl- a I
right and that the courage of Amerlla
equal to every task before us I be
llfiVii a /M ilgw h-anliln.l ?
Mr. Hickey was riding beside his wife
when the accident occurred.
They were proceeding north in the
west bridle path and had reached of
point opposite 102d street when Mrs.
Hickey'a horse, apparently frightened'
oy an automobile in the driveway,
S reared. Mrs. Hickey slipped from the
back of the animal and fell to the
ground, but her foot caught in the
0 stirrup. The animal then started to
run away, dragging Mrs. Hickey along
the ground for more than a hundred
Policeman Daniel Galvin of the Arsenal
station, standing near the 103d
^ street entrance, saw Mrs. Hickey fall.
i- Nine Also Captured and Five
j Whiskey Stills Destroyed
in Eastern Kentucky.
is ?
> 1.000 Shots Fired in Buttle?
^ Culprits Who Escape Are
Being: Chased.
t. I.bxinoton, Ky., Dec. 4.?Nine moonn
shiners were captured and a number
of others are believed to have been
le killed or wounded in a battle between
? thirty moonshiners and four United
a States revenue officers in the southern
part of Hell county, near the Tennessee
border, according to reports received
here to-night by U. G. McFar_
lund, chief prohibition agent11
None of the Government officers was
j Injured, although more than 1,000 shots j
were flre<l Five stills were destroved. I
The Government forces were headed
b. by Steve Cornett and Charles Winfrey,
s. prohibition agents. The prisoners will
? be taken to Pineville to-morrow.
'* The scene of the battle is in one of
n the wildest sections of the eastern Kenit
tucky mountains. First reports of the
d fighting came in a despatch from Pine's
ville, which said heavy firing had been
> heard in the southern part of the county.
>f The moonshiners who escaped fled into
it tho mountains with Federal ngents in
>f pursuit. The Government agents left
Holden. Trnn.. the nearest railway point.
,( Friday morning.
h Plans for the raid were made during
h the term of Circuit Court which closed
K in London,' Ky., a week ago. For more
n than two years the moonshiners of that
1(, section of the State. known to residents
as "South America." have been growing
19 bolder In their operations. U. G. MrFarland.
chief prohibition agent, stated
to-night when Informed of the battle.
p No raids had been made In that sec|t
tion In several years, and it was decided
at the Ixindon conference to break up |
e the traffic there.
11 California Grangers Find
Real Prohibition Liquor.
San Francisco, Dec. 4.?Regauging
e of the liquor In bonded warehouses In
San Francisco has revealed that thlrty.
five barrels supposed to contain whiskey
. valued at about. $70,000, were filled with
e water, It was announced to-day by
,, Justus S. "Wardell, Collector of Internal
f Revenue. About 7,000 barrels out of
0 10,500 have been regauged. he said.
? The thlrty-flve barrels were shipped
here from Kentucky distilleries. Wardell
t said he believed the substitution was
_ made before the barrels reached the
local warehouse.
C ______
End Up at Police Station, Juft
Like Old Days.
it 1 ?
1 xenial lifspatih to Tine New Yi,hk Kmui.0.
f Chicago, Dec. 4.?Wllllatn Davis, Miii
hue I fonroy and James Ahern of l?c'1
trolt Jolly ihis. landed in South Chicago
" late last night on shore leave from their
! coal tioats and set out for a rip roaring
" good time.
Capt. Joe Collins had damped the lid
ii tight, and It looked like a dry time.
Suddenly one tar rememberrd a newspaper
clipping he had saved for Just
such an emergency, and upon consulting
e it fhiv aiiit out in March of tvilnce til,
which the clipping noid hud an awful
" kick.
11 At 2 o'clock thin morning, after having
( eaten fifteen pica each tliey were ar,l
rated for dlaorderly condui t. Arraigned
befora Judg - Labuy thin morning. the>
told their ntnry, and the Judge thought
1 it nuoh a rattling good one that he fined
1 them ft each and nent them back to
th'lr boats
asm LBTI M VSM oism e
WlLLUMWMK'l, V?.. L>ec. 4.?Sir Auckland
Oeddeg. Brltlali Ambnnaador, ? ?:?
Initiated to-night Into the mother chap1
ter of the Phi Heta Kappa, larg-at and
? oldeat of all Greek letter frat -rnltlea.
He van the prlnchml orator of the cele.
bration of tne t44tli annlvera.i>v of the
founding of the noctety at the College
| of William gnd Mary here. i
I "HAVANA aprt IAI.." Only Direct Through I
I train Atlantic f!nn?f I.Ire <Vflc?, i"4g |
Hroadnay. Tel. (.ongarre ."?aar> ? AH< .
He ran onto the bridle path, leaped
and caught the horse by the'bit. The
horse dragged the policeman several
Mr. Hickey had jumped from his
saddle as his wife fell. He disentagled
her foot from the stirrup and pleaded
with Galvin to hurry for a physician.
The policeman started up the bridle
path and hailed several automobiles
but none of them heeded his slgnalj
Finally Mrs. Clarence N. Chauncey of
116 East Fifty-eighth street saw that
there has been an accident and ordered
her chauffeur to stop. Mrs.
Hickey was lifted Into the car and
she was taken to Park Hospital, In
Central Park West, where Dr. Cox
pronounced her dead.
The horse Mrs. Hickey was riding is
the property of her husband and is a
high spirited animal. Mr. Hickey lives
in the annex of the Montana Apartments,
375 Park avenue.
mA rnimi in rt i nnrrm
iv mm uabimt
Appointment of His Successor
Would Aid Gov. Sproul at
Penrose's Expense.
G. 0. P. Leaders Convinced
Harding Aids Should Come
From Outside Senate.
Special Despatch to Tub Nbw York Hbbald.
?w York llrrnlri Ilurrati, ?
WnxlilnRton. I>. C. Ilff. 4. >
There is little likelihood of any member
of the Senate becoming a member
of the Harding Cabinet, according to
Senate sources of information of the
most reliable nature.
The suggestion often repeated that
Senator Knox (Pa.) should be made
Secretary of State again has been regarded
until now as almost in the
class of certainties. However, the
statement by Senator Penrose (Pa.)
urging that Senator Knox remain in
the Senate is looked upon as spiking
this possibility.
Pennsylvania politics doubtless is responsible
for this turn of affairs. It was
pointed out that In the event of Senator
Knox leaving the Senate the appoointment
of a successor would rest In the
hands of Gov. Sprout, Senator Penrose's
chief rival for control of State
politics, and evidently Senator Penrose
feels that this would put too much
power In the Governor's hands.
Back of the desire to keep all Republican
Senators In their present positions
Is recognition by the Republican leaders
that the cry of control of the Republican
tnllon on duty here to put out the
flames. for a time Intense excitement
prevailed, hut when It became known
that ft prisoner accldentftlly had eel fire
to his blankets the soldiers were returned
to quarter* and the people went
Adjutant-General Jacknon Morris of
Kentucky, who reached here yesterday,
had a Ionic conference with Col. Herman
Hall, commanding the federal troop* In
Mingo county. Den. Morrl* *hI<1 he hud
come here to ad first hand Information
of the situation a Ionic the Tug fllver.
which here form* the boundary between
Kentucky and West Virginia He also
said he would look Into the activities of
Tike count> deputy sheriffs In the Kentucky
strike region.
London Will Present It to
Congress Next Year.
CHirmo. Dec .?One of the first official
acts of Meyer Tfondon. Socialist Hep
rnsentatlve- elect. New York. In Congress
next year will be to present a petition
signed by more than 1.000,000 cltlscn*
requesting the release of Eugene V. Deb?
from the federal prison at Atlanta, according
to an announcement made tonight
by members of the National Socialist
Committee. Deb* Is serving a
term for violation of the espionage act.
The committee will hear and read the
petition to-morrow when Meyer Tendon
and Theodore Debs, brother of Eugene
V. Debs, will arrive from New York.
Uaugh -sob?thrill at
"OVEIt THE mi l. "
I YEW.-THICK TO l? A v.-4-f .
Small Nations for
Leon Bourgeois Admits Council
Is Impotent to Use Effective
Weapons Against
Soviet Russia.
Special Cable to The New Yohk Hjcbalo.
I Copyright. 1920, by Tub New Yobk Hekair.
Geneva, Dec. 4?This Dengue of NaI
tloris structure, produced largely by
President Wilson's own hands In
Paris, Is to-night rocking on its foundations
under the blasts which came
to-day from the two American continents.
The Argentine Republic, in a note
uont tn "Paul Hi'mnns nretiident of thft
j assembly, to-night, threw down the
-hallenge that unless her proposals
>r changes In the covenant, including
I tne demand for the admission forth!
with of all sovereign States, were
adopted at this meeting she would
withdraw from the league, her deletion
headed by Honorio Pueyrredon,
her Foreign Minister, having withdrawn
to-day from the assembly
pending an answer to her challenge.
Canada, responsive to her big neighbor's
objections, as well as her own,
and dissatisfied with the halting policy
here toward changes in the covenant.
i moved in the assembly to-day to cut
out the "heart of the covenant," Article
X., here and now, as being conceived
in iniquity, unfair to the small
nations and a piece of humbuggery,
to use the words of Mr. Charles .T.
Doherty, Canadian Minister of Justice
and proposer of the resolution. It was
referred to the committee on amendments.
I Protest \Knlnnt Dnmlmncf.
Both demands spring from the sam*
' general causes and have the same object,
namely, to obtain Immediate revision of
the Paris covenant aa having been
framed by President Wilson and his hi*
Power associates without proper consideration
for the rights and Interests of
the smaller nations. They are made aa
a protest against the control the big nations
have exercised here, through tha
unanimity rule and their domination of
the council, to confine the assembly's
action to harmless discussions, and to
postpone changes and present decisions
in all matters vital to their Intcres'.s,
disputing in the meantime the assembly's
power over the council.
Canada stepped out beside Argentina
j to-day In asserting her independence,
I but Argentina's action appeared mors
serious to-night, because she has al|
ready withdrawn from the meeting hers
and also because other South American
States may follow her if she leaves the
Thus the league at last stands tottering,
its weaknesses, pointed out first by
the American Senate, now demonstrated
to the disgust of Its members
In the very first experiments of this
Demands of Argentina.
Argentina, and even Canada, are admitting
that they, like America, havs
nothing to lose, even If they are not
In this league, and Insist upon changes
In the covenant, Argentina taking up
her position now beside the United
States These are her demands:
1. That all sovereign States, notably
Germany, be admitted to league membership
In such manner that If they <lo
not become members It will be by their
own action and not by that of the
2. That the States nhlch have not
been delimited be admitted In a consultative
: i nal tne international conn om
given immediately compulsory Jurisdiction.
4. That the council be democratized
through elections In a rotary manner)
which will (rive each State membership.
In the council Inside of thirty years. t
In the note sent to President Hymana, |
Argentina says the obtaining of amend- |
ments to the covenant was the chief
purpose for which she sent a delegation
here. Argentina not naving been
consulted in the formation of the pact.
The note, which was signed by Senor
! Pueyrredon, ssld that the action taken
on amendments and rules demonstrated
the futility of the Argentine hopes, and
"In consequence and in accord with Instructions
from my government I hat?
the honor to inform the president of the
assembly, and through him the assembly,
that the Argentine delegation conI
aiders Its mission terminated."
"Itoes Argentina withdraw from tha
league?" .kenor Pueyrredon was asked
i to-night.
"You can gather vour own conelusions."
he replied "They have tried to
build the top of the house before thajr
build the basement."
Situation Is feverish.
The situation here to-night resemble*
the feverish days of the Peace Conference
In Paris. The desperate attempts
by President Hymans to save the situation
failed, although he promised reconsideration
of the amendments question
by the next session, but even by this
was unable to prevent Argentina's ultimatum
league enthusiasts are "running

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