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Partly cloudy and colder t
colder to-morrow; nort
Highest temperature yesterdaj
totalled weather report* will be foui
Bank of North Dakota,
Bossed by League, Forced
JL/ XiVM X i? X -E.
Voters Ended Monopoly
Which Gave Control of
Funds to State.
Could Not Meet Demands
Since Farmers Held Wheat
and Did Not Pay Notes.
treruil Drupatch to Tub nrw Yo*k lltui.r.
Bismarck, N. D., Doc. 27.?One of
the most effective ways of curing: a
dog of fleas is to starve the dog:?provided
you feel certain that you're not
going to miss the dog afterward. At
any rate the dog and the fleas become
utterly useless to one another thereafter,
and while the dog may be perfectly
satisfied, as eventually he becomes
wholly noncognizant of things
post-dating his last meal, tho fleas
may reel u trine lmpoicui iur u pcnuu
until they can establish themselves
upon another dog.
This, In a manner of speaking, is
the way a considerable portion of
North Dakota is viewing the financial
status of that commonwealth Just now.
Inasmuch as the parable would liken
its dog to the Bank of North Dakota
no offence must be taken by any persons
who think they find themselves
in the position of the aforementioned
fleas. As a matter of truth the fleas
are not represented by persons, but
To make a brief summary of the
principal causes why twenty-seven
banks?two of them national banks?
have failed in North Dakota since
November 2, it. here is necessary to
say that the Independent Voters Association
of this State decided that Just
so long as Arthur Townley and "William
Lemke, head and shoulders of the
Non-Partisan League movement (still
known as movement despite the fact
tSot ?Vin mut inn in iir> instead of for
ward) controlled the Bank of North
Dakota, North Dakota was going nowhere
that anybody else was going
and therefore might Just as well quit
lor a while. And it must bo understood
that the Bank of North Dakota,
as conceived by Messrs. Townley and |
Demke. was the exclusive recipient of J
all public moneys.
Alt Supported Non-Partisans.
Thus the Non-Partisan League had
North Dakota by the wizen. The Bank
of North Dakota paid the State, county,
township or municipal treasuries 2 per
cent, on all moneys thus taken In and
then lent it to State and national banks
at 4 per cent. Some day it will be possible
to tell folks what became of the 3
per cent, profit receive^ by the bank. It
also will be possible to let the public
know how much of this 2 per cent. Mr.
Townley's Non-Partlsan League received
for campaign purposes and whether the
State of North Dakota was or was not
supporting- a political party with ita own
public funds.
It may turn out that North Dakota
rejoiced in a situation where every tax
pjlj it, flu nitturi riuw nv vuicu ur wu?i
hid political opinions may have been, was
supporting the Non-Partisan League;
where the Non-Partisan league had
legislated itself into a position where
even Its bitterest enemies helped support
However, that would be but a collateral
condition, although immediately
germane to the question In discussion?
that of the failing hanks of North i
Dakota. To repeat, twenty-seven banks
have put up their shutters and draped a i
padlock on the outside of all doors since |
November 2 In North Dakota. The lat- [
est of these, the l<"lrst Farmers Bank of
Minot. closed its doors yesterday. Fundamentally.
the decision of the farmers to
let their grain and other crops rot In
the field and grow mouldy In the bins
rather than accept a cent leas than the
prices they knew they couldn't get in a
falling market brought to pass a lamentable
They demanded, for instance, $2.50 a
bushel for their wheat The big millers
said It was Impossible ; that prices were
falling, that everybody was losing money
and that the farmers would have to
stand their sharo of the losses. That's
a too brief and possibly slightly unfair
summary of the wheat situation, but i
there's no room here for more.
Senator-elect laidd proposes to tell the |
United States all about It the moment he
assumes the sent about to he vacated by i
Senator Oronna. whom he defeated. Already
he has written volumes upon the
true situation. ,
But the hank debacle was preelpitated
by the tremendous wallop the voters of
North Dakota bestowed upon the Tcwn- 1
|ey-Lemke bank on November 2. which i
day whs devoted by America to voting, i
On the face of it tho Non-Partlsan ,
league's Industrial programme, which ,
dt nended to a vast extent tinon the sue
cess or failure of the Townley financial
scheme, was a. good thing. It was revo- '
lutlonary and gave Its enemies ample 1
opportunity to ret up the dread cry of I
socialism." i
But It waa not socialism, and It did <
promise much needed relief for the ,
farmer, and the farmer Is North Dakota. |
However, the Bank of North Dakota, (
befng the Townley financial scheme, became
an arbitrary despot, far m?r* re- ,
actlonary and Intolerant than the most j
conservative of hanks In the hated realm
of "big bli," to use a favorite political
epithet of thn league spellbinders.
It became hated, as do all tyrants, and '
by the same token It received the usual
swift and effective dose of the axe. It 1
If C??Mw?ed on Bmontotmth Pmpa,
3 -b~/ F
CAST. m 1
:o-day ; fair and I
hwest gales. I
43; lowest, 28.
id on Editorial page.
Dalmatian City Shelled F
Being Directed at M
Destroyer SunkSuffer
Bji the Asaoi
TeiEoTK, Dec. -JT.?The Italian n
oomoaraing r luine in combination \vi
under way. The guns are being din
and similar buildings, the intention
The destroyer Espero, which re
has been sunk by a shell from the c
The poet's resistance is of the
among the regulars are estimated at
The forces in est lug Flume have
other Fiumau airpluue was captured
fallen into the hands of the Governn
The Leglonaires in the city, ush
der the principal buildings In the lea
invading troops must pass and are mi
tion to blow up the town rather thai
blown np four bridges over the Roc in
Lo.vdox, Dec. 27.?D'Annunzio ii
ed, according to the Milan corresponc
that D'Annunzio has been killed, tin
Fierce fighting is proceeding it
spatches, and the losses to the reguls
ties being two colonels mortally woi
held by D'Annunzio, has surrendered
D'Annunzio flew over the lines i
dIuiip InniHnir thp rotnilaiv in doaArtin
the houses in the public gardens into
effective in stopping the Government
fended by barbed wire barricades. Ti
trooiw apparently is unexpectedly stro
considerably delayed by the poet's deft
Komi-:, Dec. 27.?Premier Gioliti
ber to-day that the reports coneernin
exaggerated. He said that. Gabriele d
The Premier added that the Got
display of force around Fiuiue in or
render, like those at Zara, and to for
settle the problem, which they proi*
graver complications.
Duigi Ituva. Mayor of Kome, on]
the capital as a sign of mourning for I
Prohibition Forces Declare
War on Thousands of Varieties
Containing Alcohol.
Reissue of Licenses to Manufacturers
to Be Fought?Hard
Problem for Treasury.
Special Despatch to The New Yo*k Hekai.o.
New York Iters Id Bureau, 7
Waihiniton, D. C? Dee. 27. (
Life will continue to grow less alcoholic
if the prohibition organizations
that maintain lobbies in Washington
succeed in inducing the Treasury Department
to rule out of order between
4,000 and 5,000 patent medicines now
being manufactured in the United
States. These organizations, headed
by the Anti-Saloon league of America,
they announced to-day, will fight the
reissue of licenses under the Volstead
act to manufacturers of medicines who
use alcohol in their preparation. The
licenses are for the coming year.
The Anti-Saloon League, the Methodist
Board of Temperance and the
Woman's Christian Temperance Union
are active in the movement, declaring
the medicines are not sold generally
for their medicinal properties but for
beverage purposes. Wayne B. Wheeler,
general counsel for the Anti-Saloon
League, declared that the campaign is
on and that the organizations seek to
prevent the further manufacture of
between 4,000 and 6,000 varieties of
patent medicines. This takes in the
list of medicines which might in any
way be used for beverage purposes, including
those with formulas of long
Under the Volstead act it is the duty |
of the Treasury Department through the
prohibition enforcement service to issue 1
licenses for the manufacture of such J
medicines. Little attention was paid to
the situation at first, the legitimate
manufacturers being allowed to continue ,
under formulas which were presented 'o t
the Government for examination.
The prohibition agitators, however,
having succeeded in obtaining the adop- I
tlon of the Eighteenth Amendment,
sought new fields to conquer, and so they
set about to learn what they could of
the sale of patent medicines that contain
alcohol. They have sent agents Into the j
who might bo suspected of dispensing !
medicines for beverage purpose*. and
manufacturing plant* that engaged in
die work. Their finding* havo covered :
many volumo*. and the prohibition lerrlee
has born flooded, almost, with the J
locumsntary evidence which the prohibitionists
hope will make a ca?e for
The situation present* a difficult problem
for the prohibition enforcement *er- I
vice The Government doe* not wl?h.
of course, to aee legitimate medicine*
driven off the market simply because
certain person* with a thirst ?r* willing ]
to brave the effect, of the medicines In
order to get the alcohol.
PRINTING on Oor't Postal Oards, T'ms. thousand
aod up, DTJRTBA. M W. id Bh-Adv,
rom Land and Sea, Shots
Iltiary Points?Poet's
-Italian Regulars
y Casualties.
~iatcd Press.
gular troops under Gen. Cuviglia are
ith Hie navy, a systematic siege being
jcted against the barracks, the Palace
being in damage the city as little as
cently deserted to b'Annunzio's side,
ruiser Andrea Doria.
most dogged nature. The casualties
50 killed and 100 wounded.
been reorganized and reinforced. Aul
to-day, making the fourth that has
lent troops.
rig electric drills, are l>oring holes unding
thoroughfares through which the
tiling them. They say it is their intena
surrender It. The rebel forces have
s said to have been slightly woundlent
of the London Times. The report
? correspondent adds, is officially dei
the environs of Fiume, say the deLrs
are very heavy, among the casual
untied. The Dalmatian port or /.ara,
Sunday dropping leaflets from his airit.
Tlie poet's troops have transformed
i machine gun nests, which have been
forces. All the main streets are dele
resistance encountered by Caviglia's
ng. aud the capture of Flume has been
ri informed a committee of the Chamg
the sltuatiou in Flume were greatly
'Annunzio had neither been killed nor
eminent had purposely made a great
der to induce the I/eglonuires to surestall
the Serbians from attempting to
>sed to do, which would cause much
lered the national flag at half-mast In
Ihe dead in Flume.
Democrats Obtain Assurance
Vote Will Be Postponed
I'ntil After Holidays.
I a. a. - 1' T>iii !
r.uun* to ivecp diii r null
Finunet* Committee Benton
by 33 to 12.
Hprrial Dfspatth to Twe N'tw Yo?k llioui r>.
New York llernld Hurrmi.l
Washington, ?. C.. Dee. 21. i
Democratic opponents of the one
year emergency tariff bill on farm
products scored a temporary victory in
the Benato to-day In the first real
battle over the measure In the upper
branch of Congress. They forced
Senator McCumb'cr CS. D.). acting
chairman of the Finance Committee, to
announce that no effort would be made
to rush the bill from the Finance Committee
hack to the Senate until after
the holidays.
A motion by Senator Hitchcock
(Neb.), acting minority leader, to refer
! the bill to the Committee on Commerce
instead of to the Finance Committee.
on the ground that It was an
embargo rather than a revenue measure,
was defeated by a vote of .13 to 12.
Speaking to the motion. Senators
Hitchcock (Neb.), Harrison (Miss.)
and Gerr.v (R. I.), Democrats, assailed
the House bill as "the most Iniquitous
measure ever proposed to Congress,"
as "popgun" legislation, "vicious in
principle and Indefensible as either a
measure of relief to the farmers or
desirable for the best interests of this
nation and those with whom we are
seeking to trade."
There was a sharp clash between
Senators McCumber and Harrtaon, the
former accusing ncnator Harrison ana |
his associates of filibustering to defeat
consideration of the bill.
"I am not objecting to such methods."
said Senator McCumber, "for that is tlie
privilege of the minority If they wish to
employ such ta/ntlea. Hut in order to j
see how far they want to go," I move
to table the motion to refer to the Commerce
Committee." The motion carried, j
Senator Harrison promptly moved to
refer the tariff bill to the Committee on
Interstate Commerce, in order to be able
to irot recognition and talk, and for
nearly an hour delivered a broadside of
criticism against the protective tar'lT
system in general and the emergency
House bill In particular.
Senator McCumber admitted that the
hill was defective And said that in its
present form he would not vote for It
After he assured the minority It would
not be brought to the floor until after
the holidays, they abandoned the fight
and let tho bill go to committee unanimously.
Lata this afternoon Democratic leaders
held a conference to consider what
further obstacles will be 'placed in tho
way of the tariff legislation. They
Anally decided to await the return of
Senator Underwood, Democratic leader.
Ptnehurst, ft. C.?25th Anniversary Season.
Golf and all other sports. Thru Pullman
Psno-, 2 05 P. M, dally.?A4tv
< W YC
[COf YH1BHT, 102 0, BY THE B
50,000 HOW
Stars and High Salaried
Employees Cut Off From
the Payroll.
Companies Dropped and
Studios Closed in Process
of Curtailment.
Fewer and Better Pictures Now
I Aim of Producers With
825,000,000 Tied Up.
A radical change In motion picture
production in the United States for the
coming year was unnounced yesterday
by leaders in the industry. The chief
aspect of the readjustment is a marked
. curtailment In production already
started. The reduction Is of a slashing
order, as most of the producing concerns
have set out to cut their production
50 per cent. Some big concerns
have laid off more than that proportion
of studio companies.
Among those film corporations who
are known to be cutting down on production.
reducing the number of
actors and studio help employed and
in sense instances shutting up plants
entirely are the Famous Playersl.nskv
fjnhlicvn Fox iVf.'tro. Vita.
graph and Universal, constituting the |
biggest array of motion picture forces.
In Uos Angeles, the chief photoplay
producing centre in the world, more
than 50,000 actors and others connected
with the industry are now out
of work. In the East, this "freezing
up" of the movie field already has
caused the suspension of the film activities
of high salaried persons esti- 1
mated to number 5,000, connected with
the trade either as actor, technical assistant
or film handler.
"Fewer and better pictures" is the
slogan now adopted by practically every
film producing company, both here and
in California. A lowering of the Importunes
of the individual star is generally
considered a concomitant with this,
and the long tines of optimistic issraor.s
besieging studio doors in the hope of
becoming screen stars have less chance
than ever, especially with a retrenchment
on the number of players engaged.
The period of feverish activity In the
motion picture business, ranked as the
third largest industry in the country,
which followed the war, appears to be
over for the time being. That abeyance
in Him productivity Ik expected to last
into the middle of March, according to
notices of reduced output given out by
movie companies themselves. Some
companies have announced they will not
make contracts with new actors for pictures
until after February 1, evidently
expecting the producing business to pick
up after that date. But no one in the
business would venture a guess as to
how long the lull would actually endure.
Overproduction Hinted.
The "fewer and better pictures" policy
will apply to every producing company,
both here and In California. One company
recently made known that It has
16,000,000 worth of films on its shelves
awaiting disposal, and from a source
close to the various loading companies
it was learned yesterday that $25,000,000
would not be an overestimate for the
amount of money Hunk In dims throughout
the whole Industry which are now
stored away and have not yet been negotiated
A prominent factor operating for overproduction
has been the number of wild
cat film companies that have sprung up
in the last two years, drawn Into the
business by the prospect of easy stock
sellins s> hemes, bringing buyers with
the hire of quick and heavy profits in
the movie business. The Vigilance Committee
of the National Association of the
Motion Picture Industry, composed of
reputable concerns, declared a short time
ago that worthless stock was offered to
the country annually at an aggregate1
price of $250,000,000 by irresponsible
A surfeit of pictures also has been encouraged
in the United Spites hy the
State rights system of distribution In
vogue here, by which a compaJty could
produce a single featuro and market it
easily by simply sending out a salesman
with a $50 proof, a railroad ticket and
an office under his hat. Well established
companies that distributed features regularly
through a system of exchanges
that meant an initial outlay of $500,000 1
at least have been Injured by eompetl-1
tlon with concerns that produced only I
ono or two feature pictures.
Patronage Shows Palling Off,
as i lie unueriying rensoii vwij in m?n) 1
expensive Alms have been loft high and j
dry without a hlddi r. one nuthorlty ad-1
vanced the explanation yesterday thai
amall neighborhood houses throughout
the country have raised their prices during
the last year and a half The Increase
haa been only 2 or 3 cents at a
time, but In the end it haa totalled 10
cents and resulted In a decrease In the
regular weekly patronage, and tho exhibitors
controlling thoae. houses consequently
declined to pay the high rental
charges demanded hy producers.
The producers, with so much capital
tied up In unsold film, were forced to1
turn to the money msrket for loans, and
found the going very difficult there. Un- I
able to get funds for new productions, ]
companies have decided to curtail, and,
Instead to distribute Alms at a cheaper
rate, which they formerly withheld as
Continued on Sixth Page.
Deerfeet Farm Massage.
F.sten with xest?remembered with pleasure.
No other sausage has that distinctive flavor.
Be sura you get tt"s gsnulaps-qdsp
45-Story Stone Age
Apartment House Found
gALTIMORE, Dec. 27. ? The
discovery of a stone "apart!
ment" building' forty-five stoTies
high and containing 1,000 rooms,
believed to have been the home
of a now extinct tribe of American
Indians, will be announced
to-morrow at a meeting of the
Archaelogical Institute of America
at Johns Hopkins University.
The "apartment" was uncovered
with a group of towns representing
an ancient civilization
in the midst of the southwestern
desert. It was unearthed by the
School of American Research
conducted at Santa Fe, N. M.,
! by the institute. It will be described
by Edgar L. Hewett, di!
rector of the school.
Master Mates ami Pilots and
Harbor Boatmen Reject
Owners* Terms.
! Threatened Tienp of Harbor
Will Not Affect Ferries
or Railroad Tugs.
New York's annual harbor strike i
will come, to pass on January 1, ae- |
cording to announcement made last j
night by the Harbor Boatmen's Union |
and the Masters, Mates and Pilots Association.
At si m<3**tinc r?t ! Kmith stro<?t .a00
marine worker* voted not to accept
the term* offered by the independent
towboat owner* for 1921. which are the
same as they now receive. Arthur I
Olsen, secretary of the harbor boat- !
men. said the strike will affect 2,200 I
members of the organization and tie
up 600 towboats.
The men demanded $30 a month increase
in wages and twelve hours a
week less work. Other marine work- ;
ers employed on harbor craft accepted
he 1920 terms for next year at a conference
with the owners on December
21. but the harbor boatmen and the i
masters, mntes and pilots were dis- j
gruntled because since they left their
international union the employers re- i
fuse to treat with them.
Coincident with the announcement h.v j
the barter boatmen, a committee of the ;
Insurgent masters, mates and pilots,
made up of John Ambrose, John Ford
and Hugh McQee, notified the hoatrnfti
they would Join them on January t.
There are upward of 2,300 In this union,
accoruing in u>e comma ice.
The strike last year extended to all
! craft In the harbor and about 16,000
men walked out. The paralysis of traffic
between Xcw Jersey and Manhattan
caused a loss estimated at $1,000,600 a !
day. The strike now threatened, how- i
ever, would not affect railroad tugs or ;
ferries. ?
The men now work sixty hours a
week and rocelve from $170 to $240 a
month. The renewal of their contracts
on these terms was satisfactory to all
the marine unions except the two Insurgent
ones. Boat ownerH said they could
not afford to pay any inoro and will
tight the strike to a finish.
Simons Deplores Demands
Under Versailles Treaty.
Bkrun, Dee. 27.?Complaint tint <lermany's
foreign position is "contimtaily
becoming worse as the Versailles Treaty
ts carried Increasingly Into effect" Is
made by Dr. Walter Simons, the German
Foreign Minister. In a signed article ap
peanng in tne r ranxi?n settling in-aiiy. j
Tie concludes hi*, article by saying:
"We may be sure the new President <>f
the United .States will not hesitate to restore
a state of peace with Germany."
"Not a week passes, says, "without
our former opponents addressing demands
we ran only fulfil by siicrlflcing
Important German Interests.
"With America we still live in a Rtate
of war, and that this is not simply a
manner of speech has been shown by the
Incident between the German and Amer- |
lean Ambassadors in Paris."
Dr. Simons then refers "as a gleam
of hope" to the possibility of the Hrus- ,
seis conference making possible the fixing
at Geneva of the German war debt |
within tolerable limits.
Socialist* Say Refusal Is 'Blow
in Their Face.*
Chicago, Dec. 27.?Agitation for i
re|eas>' of all political prisoners and restoration
of political liberty "until the
last vestige of Wilsonlsm Is erased" was
promised In a statement from Socialist >
party headquarters hero to-day. follow- 1
Ing the refusal of PMdMmt W II
pardon Eugene V. Debs at Christmas
"We refuse to believe," the statement !
says, "that President Wilson, who has
pardoned murderers, bank robbers, burglars,
adulterators of goods. German
spies, dope dealers, bank wreckers and
other choice criminals, speaks for the
American people when ho continue* to
keep in prison a political opponent.
"The Presidential Christmas pardons
granted to two murderers and one dope
dealer, together with the refusal to grant
a fpirHnn (n Pna->,nn \" nn,l iti.hr
political prisoners, was probably meant
as a blow In the face to the HoclullstH
anil other element* that have been demanding
unconditional release <>1 men
and women in Jail and tinder coevl.-tlo:
solely for the expression of their opinions.
The Kxeeutlvn Is quoted ta having
said that Debs Is an "unrepentant
prisoner," and that to pardon htm would
be a breach of faith with the American
boya who went to France.
to Miami. Keml-weekly tailings. Atlantis
OpastLbMJl.lt. Offloa, IBM BSirare-Ada.
for venue change
in extortion case
Littleton. Lawyer of Building
Czar. Asserts He Could
Not Get Fair Trial Here.
TfMilhm T iaf. nf
6,003 Signers Who Seek
to Aid Accused Man.
Clashes of Counsel Frequent
While Defendant Chews
Gum on Rear Seat.
Developments in tho Lockwood
building trust investigation centred
yesterday in the efforts of Martin W. j
Littleton. counsel for Robert. P. Brin- |
dell, who is under seven indictments |
alleging extortion and coercion, to 1
have his client's case transferred for j
trial to another county.
Brindell's trial on the first indict- i
ment is set for January 5 in the Su- j
preme Court. Mr. Littleton's efforts to
obtain a change of venue were opposed
vigorously by Samuel Untermyer, chief
counsel to the Lockwood legislative j
committee, who argued that there was
nothing presented by B rind ell's attor- I
ney that tended to show that the head ;
of the Building Trades Council could
not get fair trial in New York
During the argument, which wan
heard by Supreme Court Justice William
P. Burr, the two lawyers clashed i
repeatedly. AH the while Brindell, the
labor king whose practical application
of the Hettrick "code of practice" and
whose methods of assessing contractors
led to his Indictment, sat In a
rear seat chewing gum and evidently
enjoying the proceedings.
Mr. Uttleton declared that his client
was being made the victim of lynch
law. "They do it in the South with
a rope." he said. "They're trying to ;
do it here with printer's ink. It can j
be done either way."
Brindell's counsel opened the argil- j
ment by presenting a voluminous collection
ot newspaper clippings dpaling I
with the disclosures of the l.ookwood
committee and a file of affidavits j
which embraced the sworn statements
of a number of investigators who gathered
opinions of .'""00 persons supposed
to be residents of New York county
who thought Hrindell might not obtain
a fair trial within the county.
Klnna Found In Affidavits.
Mr. Untennyer proceeded to ussail
the Littleton affidavits, stating that
investigators working under the direction
of Peputy Attorney General Samuel
A. Herger had found that scores of
the makers of these affidavits were
either residents of some other county,
were intimates or associates of Brlndell
or his friends, or otherwise disqualified
to venture opinions upon the
administration of Justice in the county.
Two women Investigators were among
the signers of affidavits presented oti
behalf of Brindell. One wan Mrs. H. ,
Elvla of lol West Ninety-eighth street, i
Manhattan, and the other Ella Mor- ,
gansteln, who gave her address as the
Pennsylvania Hotel. Mrs. Elvta said :
she had questioned 686 persons and
found none who thought Brindell stood
a chance to get a fair trial In this
community. Ella Morgansteln talked
with 250 persons who supposedly might
become Jurors in the case with the
same result.
Brindell. in his seat on the back j
benches, smiled when these affidavits
were Introduced. His complacency,
however, was disturbed In a moment 1
when Mr. Untermyer presented counter
testimony again In the form of affidavits.
The first was that Mrs. Elvia was
unknown as an Investigator, that she
seldom left her home at the address
given, and that If she had undertaken
to question persons concerning the |
Brindell case she did so at most for '
six hours on two successive days.
Quirk M'ork for Questioner.
"That," said Mr. Untermyer, "would !
be a total of twelve hours, or 720 mtn- I
utes, during which she says she talked
with H35 persons and mado notes of
what they said. That would be about '
one minute eight and two-fifths second?
tor each porson.
"This other investigator, the record
shows, talked with 399 persons in six
and one-quarter hours, or 37.". minutes.
That's a minute and a half for eacli
person, provided there was an Incessant
Mow of persons wonting to be
Interviewed nnd there were no stop."
The whole thing Is Incredulous, absutx
and ridiculous."
Mr. Untermyer added that efforts to
locate Klla Morgnostein at the Pennsylvania
Hotel adduced information
that she was not a guest there and
was unknown to the hotel officials
Brtndetl'e Friend a Signer.
The most spectacular clash between
Untermyer and Littleton was when the
former declared that one Vladimir Kanke
of 1393 Kulton avenue. The Bronx, who
signed an affidavit that it was his
opinion Brindetl could not obtain a fair
trial In New York county, was associated
with Brlndeli in the Building
Trades Council nnd had figured prominently
In the Lockwood investigation.
Mr. Littleton's Interruption cau?ed Mr.
Untermyer to request him to sit down.
"I'll not sit down in a thousand years
at your command," roared Littleton.
"You've bulldosed people around here
long enough, but you're not run-nng this
jOeMttaued an Mimtk P??v
The New York
best of The Su
the whole revit
and sounder ne
/ N 1
Income and Profits Tax
Receipts Above Estimate
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.?Income
and profits tax re- i
ceipts for the last quarter of the
year exceeded Secretary Houston's
early estimate of $650,000,000,
according to the daily statement
of the nation's finances for
December 23, made public to-day 1
by the Treasury. On that date I
income and profits tax payments j
for the month amounted to $650,- i
602.546, as compared with $824.- '
178,191 for the corresponding
period a year ago.
Treasury officials declared that
some increase in the total could
be expected, as there was still a
week to be accounted for. Receipts
from income and profits
taxes since June 1 total $l,t>08,135,297,
according to the Treasury's
statement, as against
$1,922,194,430 for the corresponding
period last year.
Costly Medallion Stolen Here |
Is Twin of Gold Kosary She'
Wore to Death.
Major Kavanaffh Loses Other
Valuables in Third Raid by
Thieves oil Abode.
A gold medallion which is believed 1
to have belonged to Mary Queen of
Scots whs stolon by burglars who j
wrecked the interior of K. C. Kava- j
nagh's apartment in 6S1 West End i
avenue last Sunday afternoon or evening.
The burglars also stole a gold |
chain, nearly five feet long, dating i
from the sixteenth century, as well as |
diamonds and platinum jewelry valued
at several thousand dollars.
Mr. Kavanagh said he had intended :
to present the medallion to the Metro- I
politun Museum of Art this week. So i
l'ar ns researches by Mr. Kavanagh
and Dr. T. Carvallo, a European art
collector, have been able to trace the j
history of the medallion, it was a companion
to the gold rosary that Mary
Queen of Scots wore on the day of her
The tlligri-e work in the sold of the
medallion is the same design as that
of the rosary, and appears to experts
Lo have e.nrcuted by the same
goldsmith. The medallion bears a representation
of Christ's face on one able
and tho Virgin and the Christ child on
the other. The links of the stolen chain
were flowers, executed In soft gold. The
medallion was ?. wedding gift to Mrs
Kcvnnagh by r>r. Carvallo. who ha*i tr.
his collection the rosary worn by the j
Scottish Queen on the day that ehc was
beheaded In l.'ST.
The burglars also carried away a
silver niedn.1 of honor given to Mr.
Karanagh by the. Kroncli Oovernmeat
for his work as chief of the auxiliary
workshops during the war, where lie j
served as a Major; a pin made up of |
seventeen diamonds, two platinum pins j
set with diamond*, a Seventh .Regiment
pin of pearl* and platinum, a solitaire i
diamond ring, an antique gold watch |
and twelve scarf pins. .some of them net
with diamonds and pearls.
Thla is the third time the Kavanaghs
have been robbed and news of the rob- j
bcrles suppressed by the police since
they arrived In New York^rom France
fourteen months ago. They went te
the Ansonia when they landed, and
there a quantity of Jewelry was taken
from their apartment. They appealed
to the police, but nothing was recovered.
A year ago Christmas week some of
the Jewelry stolen Hunday was taken
by n negro maid w hen they were livini
at .''S West Seventy-third street. The
police got much of It back, and the
negress was arrested and sentenced to
from three to five years.
On Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Kavanagh
left their apartment at 4 I*. M. and returned
at 11:31). When they reached I
their door on the fifth floor the Major
saw it had been forced open with a
Jlinmy. Ho sent Mrs. Kavanagh down
stairs out of harm's way, and. gripping
his walking stick, stepped into the
darkened interior and switched on the
lights. Drawers had been opened and
their contents heaped on the floor, and
furniture had been wantonly wrecked,
but the burglars had gono. There were
no tracks In the snow, which begar
failing about 8 P. M., so the Major
thinks the robbery occurred before that
The Major at once called Police JTeadonit
Vils rail was transferred to
the Went 100th street Htatlon, where he
was told Jt whs Impossible for detectives
or policemen to be sent, as all available
men were Investigating a robbery which
had been reported In the same neighborhood
In Ninety-third street. Major
Kavanagh hastened to the address
which the desk lieutenant gave to him
and found T?etectlves Foley and Mullen
and three policemen, who went with him
to his apartment.
Mrs. KavaniiKh is a daughter of Fell* '
Rouvler, French historian. She met
Major Kavanagh, who ser\rd in France,
on the starf of Hrig.-tSen. John M. Oar- ,
son. Deputy Chief Quartermaster, at the i
homo of I?r. Carvallo, tm.' cmueau tic
Vlllandry, near Tours. Mmo, Carvallo
formerly *1S MIsa Anna Coleman of
}*hlladelphla, and ahe and the doctor frequently
entertained the young French
girl, who wae liaison secretary with the
American Rod Orona at Tour.*, and the
American officer. They were married In
the chateau on September 12, 191S.
l22.23.">,fl*IO fntintla RronaM In
llurlnii IHIHI Heroril Until.
Rostov, Dec, 27.?This city wan said I
to have become the greatest fishing pco-t |
in the world with the announcement today
that 122.225,160 pound.* of ground
fieh had been brought here during 1?20,
shattering all records of the last thirtytwo
years. It Is estimated that at least
X.OOO.OOO will have been added to this
total before th? y (W clooea.
Herald, with all that was
n intertwined with it, and
alized, is a bigger and better
wspaper than ever before.
En right Arts on Policy of
Chicago Chief to Watch
Squads From Civil Service
List Get Rush Training1
Burglars and Holdup Men
Caught in Dragnet Are
Sent to Sing Sing.
Special squads of picked detective#
were organized yesterday by Richard
K. Enright, Police Commissioner, to
watch railroad terminals, ferries and
highways In and near the city for
criminals who may try either to enter
or leave New Tork. Mr. Enright also
let it be known that he has accepted
I an invitation of Gov. Edward I. EdI
wards of New Jersey to attend to-day
a conference on crime conditions In
the New Jersey State House in Tren- ?
ton. The Commissioner said he hoped
cooperation between the police officials
of both States would result from the
conference, and that one of the suggestions
he will make i.V. lhat New
Jersey adopt the Sullivan Jaw.
Mr. Enright's announcement of information
of the terminal and ferry
squads prefaced a copy of a letter the
Commissioner has received front
Charles C. Fitzmorris. Superintendent '"j
of the Chicago police, in which the
latter denied he had compared police
conditions In the two cities. Mr. Fitzntorris's
letter apparently was in answer
to one of Mr. Enright, which was \^,j
not made public. Superintendent Fitz
moms, in discussing ways 10 rouna up
criminals, said recently the most Important
thing to do was to watch th<
terminals and ferries.
\ . 1
MnrlKht'n Statement.
Mr. Knright'a statement follows:
"S'peclal squads liave been organized
to watch all railroad terminals, ferrle.- |
and highways leading to and from Ntv r
York for the purpose of apprehending
criminals who may be endeavoring to
operate in this city. These squads art
composed of selected men who are familiar
with the criminal element and
their methoils.
"The rolice Commissioner lias receive
an Invitation from the Governor of N.-w
Jersey to attend a conference with Nc".
Jersey officials at the State House It;
j Trenton at noon on December 28. TV.
; Police Commissioner will attend this conference
with a view toward enllstint
the cooperation of the Stato and police
authorities of New Jersey In rounding
up criminals who may be shifting to
either sl?le of the Hudson River. The
| importance of a law similar to the Sullivan
law in tills State enacted In New
Jersey will also come up for consider*
tlon. The criminal element have difficulty
in obtaining firearms In thla State
because of the operation of the Sulllvav
law. They have no difficulty whatever
In obtaining them in adjoining States
where there is no similar statute in
"The newspapers of this rlty have
given considerable publicity to alleged
statements by the new superintendent
of police In Clii. ago drawing Invidious
comparisons And conclusions between
police conditions In that city as com
pared with New York. The cnicag<
Superintendent of Police. Mr. Kltzmorrls.
in the following letter denies the Infoi
mat ion that he has ever indulged in in.
such comparison or criticism of the poilce
department of this city:
" 'T have not the pleasure of your
acquaintance, which would have made
thin letter unnecessary.
" 'So much has been published regard
ing conditions in Chicago and ,\V* York
that I would like to have you know
whether you arc interested in the fact or
not. that I have not made any statement
that could be construed, in any way. as a
comparison between the police departments
of the two cities. I would like
to have you know that conditions in
Chicago are keeping our department
busy without leaving any time for criticism
of the department of any othe'city,
and that any statement publisher;
an coming from me, containing any
Mirh intimation, la without any foundation
In fact."
BSO to Rrfia TralnlngAsido
from organising the new squad*
Mr. Knright Issued orders that the first
BftO men on the civil service list for
appointment to the Police Department
be notified to report to Tollce Headquarters
during the next week in batches
of 100. These men will be formed Into
two clasceo of 323 each, which will be
the largest claasea In the history of
the department. One class will ho In
session from 8 o'clock In the morning
until 4 In the afternoon when the second
class will begin and oontlnue on until
midnight. There now are 80 men In
the school for recruits, so the number of
potential policemen In the school In
the end of the week will be 730. It
Is estimated that all of these will he
patrolling the streets not later than
March 1.
Capt. fharlr* ficofleld. head of tha
recruit school, was Instructed to accelerate
the Instruction so the recruits msur
l*.- pi.i. -d on the streets as ?oon u-< pop ?
elblc. It ordinarily takes sixty days tu
put a recruit through the pares, but ,jfl
<"apt. Scofleld Is understood to have told
the Commissioner that he will maka a
record for turning out cops because of
the emergency. An additional staff of
Instructors Is to be assigned U? tin
school. -1
When <1m Board c< BwttmoW

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