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MAR 29 1921 ^ ^5" O 9 7 2-7
THE NEW YORK HERALD
WEATHER FORECAST.
Partly cloudy and colder to-day; to-mor
row fair and warmer.
Highest temperature yesterday, 78; lowest, 37.
Detailed weather reports will be found on Editorial past.
THE BEST IN ITS HISTORY.
The New York Herald, with all that wai
best of The Sun intertwined with it, and
the whole revitalized, is a bigger and better
(copyright, i92i. BY THE bux-hirald corporation^ a?d sounder newspaper than ever before.
VOL. LXXXV.?NO. 211?DAILY. ' NEW YORK, TUESDAY, MARCH 29, X92I.^TSr?%<?0S& "T*- PBICJF*J1K& C;S?NTS i
Bears French Suggestions
for Modifying Covenant
to Meet Sentiment of
United States.
BUT FOR HARDING ONLY
Has 'Enormous Authority'
From Millerand and
Briand to Discuss In
ternational Relations.
LOAN NO PART OF MISSION
Has Engagements With Presi
dent, With Hughes and Sen
ators on Committee on
Foreign Relations.
Etene Viviani, former I*remier of
France and special envoy for his coun
try, arrived in New York yesterday
?board La Lorraine of the French Line.
Although his formal announcement
conveys the impression that his visit
to America is one of international
courtesy and a graceful tribute to the
new Administration, M. Viviani let it
be known that he comes with far
reaching authority to speak for the
French Government in an adjustment
of international relationships.
"I have come to the United States,"
said M. Viviani in a statement issued
when he boarded the revenue cutter
that brought him ashore at the Bat
tery, "to pay to the President of that
great Republic the respect of the Gov
ernment and the entire nation of
France. I, therefore, can make no
further statement before having sa
luted the chief of the States.
"In saluting the first and great citi
zen of the American democracy, I sa
lute also the great and noble people
for whom France keeps her tender
affection and eternal gratitude."
Confer* With Jusscrniul.
M. Vlvianl would not supplement that
statement after he arrived at the Van
iJerbllt Hotel, where he Immediately went
into conference with tho French Ambas
sador, Jules J. Jusperand. Incidentally
the State Department officials slipped up
on their arrangements, and when Ambas
sador Ju?scrand arrived at tho Pennsyl
vania Station there was no ono to meet
him to escort him to tho pier, so M. Jus
sorand hailed a taxicab and went to the
pier without the assistance of an escort.
M. Vlvianl Is ready and anxious to give
information about economic, social and
other conditions In Franco or anything
else concerning France alone. But the
matter of a modified League of Nations
and relationships between France and
America Is something that he will not
discuss publicly. If President Harding
desires to ask M. Vlvianl anything about
what France may desire In the way of a
substitute for the rejected league, M.
Vivian! may have some suggestions, but
they will be expressed only to Mr. Her
ding and such persona as Mr. Harding
may elect to bccone a party to the con
ferences, such as Secretary Hughes.
Nevertheless, M. Kne< ht, his secre
tary. pointed out yesterday that M.
Vivian I came to America with "enormous
authority."
"He was, you see," said M. Knecht.
"Premier under President Polncare, and
he enjoys the utmost confidence of both
President Millerand and Premier Briand."
M. Knecht was asked if. since leaving
Franco, M. Vivianl had been advised of
recent developments In Russia, and the
reply was that the former French Pre
mier was watching developments there
very closely.
"You raya say." said M. Knecht to the
representative of This New Yof.k Hrn
aj.d. "that M. VIvlani approves most
heartily of the American Government's
attitude toward Russia as expressed In
Secretary Hughes's note. M. VIvlani
1 ad the pleasure of meeting Sir. Hughes
when he was here in 1917, t nd he has a
very hlsh regard for the Secretary of
Stato. Both men are great lawyers, you
know."
r**n yo Part of Mission.
Both M. Knecht and 8tephane Lau
rs.nne, editor of L? Jfafiit, who accom
panied M. VIvlani to America, although
In a private capacity, denied that the
matter of payment of the French loan
was one of the things that brought the
French envoy here. Both declared that
matter was giving M. Vlvianl no con
cern. The impression, however, was per
mitted to be created that the chief sub
ject to be considered will be France's
suggestions for modifications of the
league of Nations covenant that will
meet adequately American objections.
La Lorraine reached Quarantine about
1:80 o'clock. Representatives of the
?Stato Department went to Quarantine
and took M. VIvlani aboard thw revenue
cutter Outhrle. Rodman W'anamaker,
chairman of Mayor Hylan's committee
tor the recept'on of distinguished guerts,
and Commissioner drover Wiiaien, rep
resenting Mayor Hylan, were aboard the
police boat John F. Hylan and ran
alongside La Lorraine with a hand play
ing the French national anthem.
The Outhrle brought the party to Pier
A, where some 3,000 persons had gath
ered. M. VIvlani. attired In a blue serge
suit with a gray soft hat. smiled and
bowed hie acknowledgments. He looked
considerably heavier than when he was
here In 1917 and perhaps a trifle more
gray, Slncc he w?? here last M. Vlvianl
nas made visits to the principal South
American republics, and he remarked on
his arrival that he. was extremely glad
of the opportunity again to visit the
principal republic of North America.
M. VIvlani dined privately last night
with Ambassador Jusserand and Canton
Llebert. French ConhuMJeneral In New
Tork : M. Laur.anne, M. Knecht and one
OonfltmeH on Second Papa.
600 U. S. COWS FOR GERMANY
ROUSES LEGION IN MARYLAND
Special Despatch to '1'h* Nrw Yobk
gALTIMORE, March 28.?Unfavorable comment was voiced in
American Legion circles here to-day when it was learned that
twenty-seven cars carrying 600 South Dakota milch cows are en route
to Baltimore to be shipped to Bremen for the German Government.
In view of protests against such shipments by other legion bodies,
Gen. Charles F. Macklin, head of the organization in Maryland, will
;all a meeting of the Maryland executive committee. According to
information received here, the American steamship West Arrow is
nearing Baltimore to load the cattle for Bremen. The Bull Steamship
Line, of which Capt. Duke Adams if local representative, is agent for
the ship and wiil have charge of loading.
Recent despatches from the West were to the effect that certain
cattle raisers have banded together to make free gifts of cattle to
German citizens. They announced that the intention was to aid starv
ing children. This action, according to despatches, was protested by
American Legion bodies on the ground that America is at war with
Germany and that all such manifestations of sentiment for Germany
should be viewed askance until thoroughly investigated.
"I have no information concerning such shipment and have not
sufficient information as to its status to say what action the Mary
land Legion is likely to take," said Gen. Macklin. "However, the mat
ter, no doubt, will be investigated, and I will not hesitate to call an
executive meeting to consider it."
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SEEK MORE BODIES
OF GEORGIA PEONS
> ??
Eleven Found and Eight Other
Negroes Yet to Be Ac
counted For.
FEDERAL INQUIRY ON
Special Court Session Likely to
Press Charges Against
Plantation Owner.
Special Despatch to The N'su- York Hb?.u.d.
.Mo.vticello, Ga., March 28.?With
tho bodies of eleven negroes already
uncovered either on the murder farm
of John Williams in Jasper county, or
dragged from out of the Alcovy and
the Yellow rivers, investigators in this
wholesale murder are now working on
the theory that there may lie other I
victims,
it is pointed out that on tho date of |
the first murder admitted by Clyde
Manning, who .says he acted on the
orders of his master, John Williams
there were nineteen other negroes at
work on this plantation, and it is said
all these are now missing.
Whether they have managed to
make their escape from the alleged
peonage conditions, or have been hid
den. or perhaps killed is the problem!
on which the authorities are at work.
There are agents of the Federal Gov
ernment as well as State officer., pres
ent doing their best to get all the evi
dence possible. Some of the local offi
cers scout the theory that there have
been more murders and are Inclined to
the belief that the negroes have
escaped but other officials are not
satisfied until a thorough investigation I
has been made.
Other developments in the caa* to- !
day u as an effort by Solicitor Brand
ol t.ie Stone Mountain Circuit to have
the case of Williams put on trial in
Newton county Thursday, but th,s was
beaton on the objection of counsel for
the defence, who argued insuffi
cient time for the preparation of t.helr
case. That, according to the judpe.
does not mean, however, that the case
will go over until the Juiy term. A spe
cial session can be called If necessarv.
he said.
Newton county Is now making every
[ effort to take charge of the cases, al
though Jasper has an equal claim. Xew
ton says its officials have the evidence
to convict and are ready to go into the
case at once.
Another development was the allega
| tions of a plot on the part of certain
' Person* to stir the whites up against the
negroes, and the receipt of a number of
threatening notes alleged to have been
written whites by negroes. It was rr
I ported that one white man had been ar.
[ rested and had confessed, but this had
j not been corroborated.
$50,000 BLAZE TAKES
RESORT AT ROCKAWAY
Solomon's Castle Once Was
Fine Country Home.
The Long Island shore for mile* on
of th? Roekaway peninsula
was brilliantly Illuminated earlv this
?ETa.* ? f,rf> dMtronf* the
Old building known as Solomon's Castle
L i. Bessemond avenues, Kar
TllC Klftro of the fir* ?ni
reflected to seu, and for morv than an
and*" v8 Cal'S froni Tjon*
ro/Tfrt , N,;w Jersey residents ajid
rad o queries from ships far out at sea
wh',1 nUCd 1? nnk Po,,ce Headquarters
what was burning.
flr!m?n wh^" * ^ tllrn,fd in' but ^e
responded could not pre
h, n i? destruction of the
thi, 21 Tk1" hl#rh wMnd helped sweep
the flames through It.
t0 fr0110* Solomon-.
lnff lr a no country residence,
but more recently a dance hall i?
owned by Richard Phlarello of l"
; f;o.'ooo.a'V' Io" wms ""mated at
45 RESCUED IN LIFEBOAT.
One O.her float rPom fh4. , bppj|ha
Still MlNlnt,
Rio Janeiro, March 2*.?Oim of th?
Sltolro'l from Lloyd Bra
* letro I'ine steamer Cberaba has been
fn??The r-KRCa"lth ,0rty-,,w Persons
n It. The Iberaba went on the rocks <<r
th,^coast of Maranhno, Bra,II. ,Mt
The British steamer .Tus.'lr took off
some of the passengers and crew hut
CAR ON MOUNTAIN
Eight Persons in Automobile
Wrecked After Slide of
200 Yards.
ACCIDENT DUE TO STORM
Crash on Hillside in West
Orange Seen From Country
Club?7 Go to Hospital.
I
An automobile containing: six men
and two boys got beyond control as it
crossed the summit of the Orange
Mountains on Mount Pleasant avenue,
West Orange. ?C. J., last night, and be
fore the passengers could leap out it
skidded 200 yards down the mountain
side and was wrecked against a tree.
One of the men. Samuel Carino, 50, of
Valley road, West Orange, was killed,
part of the twisted frame of the ma
Chine crushing him against a fence.
The others wero unconscious when
help reached them, the police reported.
Calillo Pavone of Orange, driver and
owner of the automobile, had taken
members of his family to visit a brother
on a mountainside farm and was re
turning home when the accident hap
pened. The storm was at its height
and the mountain roads were filled
with water. How the machine got be
yond his control Is not known, but the
police believe mud flung up by the
wheels prevented operation of the
brakes. Thero was not enough left
of the machine to make an examina
tion worth while.
With the six men crowded in the
seats and the two boys on the floor.
Pavone started down Mount Pleasant
avenue. As he crossed Gregory avo
| nue. the summit of the Orange range
at that point, th" car bfgan to slid*
faster. !!>? frantically jerked at the
brak? levers, but they failed to c':cck
the speed. The car btgan to skid and
then leaped ahead.
It flashed by the Kssex County Coun
try Club, half way down the mountain
side. and persons who went to the win
dows in response to the shrieking of
the horn, saw the car rush by, leap a
! ditch and crash against the tree.
The occupants were lying on the road
and In a nearby field when help reached
them. Samuel Carino was dead, his
skull having been fractured.
Ambulances were called from Orange
Memorial Hospital and the two boys
and tho five m?n were taken there.
Carlne's body was taken to the West
Orange morgue.
BURNING MOTOR CAR
FIRES 8 STORY BUILDING
Shot Out of Garage, Crashes
Into Door Across Street.
An automobile, biasing from radiator
to tonneau, was sent down a runway in
I In noil's garage, 435 West Sixteenth
street, last night, to prevent the spread
of flames to other machines in the
place. Boiling across Sixteenth street It
crashed Into an entrance of the eight
story National Biscuit Company Build
ing at 43iS and started a second fire that
required the attention of the Fire Dc
j pertinent. Both fires were extinguished
'< before the building was seriously dam
aged, but tho automobile was a total
i loss.
Kmployees in the garage had the ma
1 chine on the second floor when the fire
besan. They pushed it to the h"ad of
, the runway without thinking of the
; possibility of Its gaining speed enough
to cross the roadway.
j The police reported the name of the
owner of the machine as William Mulll
gmi. iXo address was given.
DECLARES HUSBAND'S
GHOST COMES TO HER
Wife of Trenton Suicide Seeks
Aid of Doctor.
TunetOK. March 28.?I'nnerved by the
frequent visits of the Ispirlt of her hus
band, who killed himself after attempt
ing to kill a fellow worker In a garage
here four months ago, Mrs. John Koch
of 418 Ferry street to-day placed herself
under tho care of n phjaWail, Mrs.
Koch Insists her husband's ghost has
, visited her on many occasions. Most of
the visits have taken place, she savs. at
i her bedrid".
Stephen Hannan, Mrs. Koch's brother,
and Ephralm Cord well, who live at tlit
Perry street address, say they have
heard weird sounds coming from parts
of the house. The noise*, they say. have
been Uk<- the smashing of disli<-H. Htibse.
1 fiu^nt investigation has showa nothing
! broken,
$300,000 IN WIRES
SEIZED IN 11 RAIDS
LED BY DRY CHIEF
Huge Stocks Taken From
Warehouse in Bowery
During the Storm.
500 BARRELS IN ONE LOT
Wholesale and Retail Places
Yield $50,000 Worth of
Contraband.
MOKE ACTIVITY PLANKED
Warrants Served in Each Case
?Several Newly Rich Deal
ers Being Watched.
Imported and domestic wines valued
at approximately $300,000 were seized
yesterday In the warehouse of the
Menorah Wine Company at 110 Bowery
and In ten other places in different
parts of New York city by Chief En
forcement Agent Ernest S. Langley,
assisted by Agents Izzy Einstein, Moe
Smith and Herman Wittenberg.
The raid on the Bowery warehouse,
which resulted in the seizure of $250,
000 worth of wines, was made during
the downpour of rain late In the after
noon, but despite this thousands of
curious folk, including the usual num
ber of Bowery derelicts in that vicin
ity, crowded the thoroughfare watch
ing tht'removal of tho wines In auto
mobile trucks to the Knickerbocker
warehouse. Policemen were early on
the scene, but there was no sign of
disorder.
1 The warehouse is a four story brick
structure one door from the famous
resort conducted years ago by Steve
Brody. In the cellar there wore two
empty vats with a capacity of 1.000
gallons each. The main floor housed
000 barrels and 2,500 small cases of
bottled wines. The upper floors are
I used for bottling purposes.
Ao PfrniK, Ik Chnrfc.
I'nited States Commissioner Hitchcock
issued an order for the seizure of the
wines when it was alleged by Agent
Kinstein that the Menorah Wine Com
pany did not have permits to manufac
ture, store or buy intoxicants, as re
quired by the Volstead act.
The company is said to be a subsidiary
of the Garrett Wine Company, which is
now supposed to be one of the largeat
firms of wine importers and exporters in
the country. Before prohibition went
into effect the Garrett Wine Company
was known as the Continental AVlne
Company, and the latter at present has
no Government liquor permits, accord
ing to Agent Einstein.
Manager Pellenberg of the Menorah
Wine Company \\as served with a war
rant ordering him to appear to-day be
fore Commissioner Hitchcock to plead
to a charge of illegally trafficking in
wines. When served with the warrant
Mr. Pellenberg was in the office of the
warehouse and watched the valuable
contents being seized and carried away.
Karller in the day the same enforce
ment ngouts seized about $60,000 worth
of wines in ten different wholesale and
retail places in Manhattan. The Bronx
i and Brooklyn. Five of the wet spots
raided were at 138 Henry street, 17?H
Lexington avenue, 676 Wept 17ith street.
'Manhattan; 1537 Charlotte street. The
Bronx, and ?52 South Third street
Brooklyn. The addresses of the others
were not given out at prohibition head
quarters. Warrants were Issued after it
was alleged agents had bought small
quantities of wines without permits.
Most of the wines In these seizure*- vere
owned by Italian*.
Plans Other Heliures.
Tl?e?e are the largest confiscations
made under Chief Agent Langley since
he took office a few weeks aco. suce^cd
!ng Han K. Chaoln. who w?s transferred
to Chicago to his old Job In lhe income
tax bureau of the Internal Keventie De
partment.
Mr. Langely is known to be gathering
evidence a gainst several large n ine and
liquor dealers who are reported to have
reaped fortunes In the last year through
Illegal Kttle*.
Morris Cohen, a lawyer at OS Park
row. was held In $2,500 bail by Federal
Judge Julius M. Mayer, charged with
having Impersonated a prohibition en
forcement agent and in an .ittempt to
extort 11.500 from a saloon keeper.
John C. N'ugent. who owns a saloon
at 137 East Forty-second street, was the
complainant against Cohen Ire charged
t^at on February 26 Cohen went to h's
place f^nd attempted a "shake down."
Nugent testified that Cohen declared h?
knew Commissioner Hitchcock and had
great influence with the Federal District
Attorney's office and that ? could
easily hsvo dismissed any ca-e brought
against the complainant. *
BASEBALL BAT KILLS STUDENT.
Slips Pro>n Classmate's Hands at
Blsekabirs, Vs.
Bi.ACK*m.*Ro, Va. March 21.?Law
rence n. Humner of Norfolk, student at
the Virginia Polytechnic Instltu'e, was
almost Instsntlly killed here yesterday
afternoon when n baseball bit 'lipped
from the hands of his friend sn<1 class
mate. Otis Forbes, and struck h'w abo\'e
i the heart.
Forbes is prostrated and Is In the col
lege hospital under physicians' care.
r~
$11,000,000 Lost in Night
on Oklahoma Fruit Crop
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 28.
?Oklahoma suffered a Jos?
of approximately $11,000,000
when 75 per cent, of the fruit
crop of the State was ruined last
night by freezing temperatures,
it was stated to-day by John A.
Whitehurst, president of the
; State Board of Agriculture.
lOliN, BITTER AT
STILLMAN,TOTAlK
! Faded Favorite of Broadway
i Says She Wore Mantle That
Later Was Mrs. Leedsf$.
F01.ND IN' A TENEMENT
Anxious to Aid Wife. She
Hopes to Tell Her History if
Case Goes to Trial.
In a squalid quarter of Xew York
detectives employed by Mrs. Ann*
Urquhart Potter Stillman have found
the woman who has been writing a
series of letters to Mrs. Stillman and
her lawyers in which she bitterly as
sailed Mr. Stillman. It was made
known yesterday that the letters first
cam? anonymously and later were
signed by a woman who a few years
ago was rather celebrated along Broad
way for her beauty and charm.
In those days this woman lived in
expensive hotel suites and in apart
ment houses where rents even then
were forbidding to ordinary folk. She
was accustomed to automobiles, a
yacht and places on Long Island and
in Florida. She disappeared from all
this several years ago.
And now this woman says she wants
to become a voluntary witness for Mrs.
Stillman, whose husband, James A.
Stillman. president of the National
City Bank, is suing for divorce. Fur
thermore, hers is alleged to be the
name to be set forth in the additional
affidavits Mrs. Stillman's lawyers pro
: pose filing immediately after Justice
j Mor ;chauser delivers his alimony and
I counsel fees decision this week.
Once n Chora* Beauty.
Reliable sources divulged yesterday
that this woman's letters assumed the
nature of a history of days when the
writer knew Mr. Stillman. Tho name of
the woman was not made known, nor
her present address. Nor did tho eource
of this information go Into any detail
regarding the alleged facts contained in
the letters. But after this new per
sonality was added to the Stillman ro
mance (she was found last week) the
detectives went about seeking to verify
the woman's story.
Just how much of It they corroborated
Is a matter of conjecture. But it was
learned that there was ample Justifica
tion for the drawing up of a new motion
charging that Mr. Htlllman was once as
fond of this woman aa he is alleged now
to be of Florence I^awlor Leeds. And.
like Florence Leeds, the other woman
It* said to be the product of the chorus.
The story goes on to say that tho new
woman in the case was found last week ;
that she was living in a scantily fur
nished tenement flat: that she was al
i most without funds and so bitter that
at first she refused to talk to the detcc
th 03 or lawyers, but insisted upon being
taken to Mrs. htillman.
31 re. .stillman came to New Tork from
Lakewood last week, and It is then she
is supposed to have communicated with
the new woman. Now it is said that
the stranger wants to testify In Mrs.
StlUman'B behalf. That, she will be
called upon appears to be a moral cer
tainty unless the banker withdraws his
original charges against hli? wife or the
suit and counter charges are dropped by
mutual consent or arrangement.
It was learned that this woman as
Berts she knew Mr. Stillman before he
raw Florence Leeds dancing in the
chicken chorus of the Century. Further,
it was acknowledged that no small meas
ure of her bitterness seemed to be horn
of the story of Florence I^eeds's meteoric
rise from a tenement to steam yachts.
And It is promised that If It Is necessary
for this new witness to take the stand
she will tell a story of lavish entertain
ments, beautiful Jewelry and Belgravlun
homes that lose nothing when compared
with the favors Mrs. Stillman says her
husband bestowed upon Florence Leeds.
To He ?teeond Corr?pondrat,
Naturally this second -woman's name
does not appear In the papers now In the
ha:ids of Justice Mornchaoser. because
she was not discovered until after the
court was intrusted with them: hence
the proposed additional affidavits or new
motion. Persons In i>o?ltlon to know
would not deny that her name will he
usej ns that of another Corespondent,
nn?l If this com?s to pass the new affi
davits *ill partake of the nsture of
mi amendment to the amendment to
Mrs. Stillmsn's reply to her husband's
charges.
At any rate, the third woman will not
have her formal Introduction Into the
case until after Justice Morschaus'r
speaks. Then, according to the present
programme. John F. Brennan and det'n
r.ated lawyers from 'he offices of Cad
walader, Wlckersham & Taft and
ftanchfleld A Levy?the associated coun
sel for Mrs. Stillman?purpose present
ing the new motion to the Justice, and
presenting copies thereof to l">e Lanccy
rmilinurH OH I '( <th I'll J'
Out of Work?
Looking for a Better Position?
Do this: Carefully prepare a Situation Wanted Ad, ex
?lainin(f your experience, ability and purpose. Then
leave it at the nearest. HERALD Office for innertion.
FHE NEW YORK HERALD
Telephone Fitz Roy 6000.
GALE RAKES CITY;
39 DEGREE DROP;
BIG LOSS IN WEST
Winter Bides Buck on 73
3Iile Blast, Killing Little
Girl in Brooklyn.
HOMES ABE S3IASHKD
Pittsfield, After Sweltering
Temperature of 80. Lies
Under Heavy Snow.
MILLION'S LOST IN* CROPS
Freezing Weather Disastrous
i to Early Fruit and Grain
Over Middle West.
One of the worst March storms In
many years, with high winds and rec
ord drop? In temperature, struck New
York and the States of the north At
lantio seaboard yesterday, coming out
of the west on the heels of freezing
weather that has caused damage to
property and early fruit crops In mid
dle Western and Southwestern States
estimated at many millions of dollars.
In Oklahoma alone the State Board of
Agriculture estimated yesterday that
the low temperature of the night be
fore had damaged the fruit crop to the
extent of about $11,000,000, with "5
per cent, of the crop ruined. Similar
losses were reported from Kansas,
Arkansas, Teaas, Missouri and South
western Michigan. Grain crops in
Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and other
middle Western States also were bauly
damaged.
In New York the storm hit the city
suddenly about 4:40 o'clock, the wind
reaching a maximum velocity of
wenty-elght miles an hour, with a
3!> degree drop in the temperature
within a few hours. It raged in the
metropolitan district for more than an
hour, sweeping with hurricane force
through the Ave boroughs of the
greater city and the towns of New
Jersey and Westchester county, uEn
rooting trees, driving ships out to sea
tearing roofs and cornices from houses
and blowing down an abandoned mov
ing picture theatre in Brooklyn, undei
the wreckage of which a child was
buried and killed.
Child Burled Under Bnlldlnft.
In all of the sections affected by the
hurricane there were freak weather dis
plays, the strangest being at Pittsfleld,
Mass. There the people sweltered at
noon In a, temperature of 80 degrees;
three hours later the mercury shot
downward and the heavens opened and
dropped a blanket of snow upon the
city and the district that by 9 o'clock
last night had reached a drift depth of
: 15 inches.
About the time that the uprooting
of an old tree in Battery Park gave
| warning of the widespread damage
and destruction about to come slx
: year-old Cablrla I>eeeo of Six
teenth avenue. Brooklyn, wan on her
way home from Public School No. 112
at fifteenth avenue and Seventy-second
street. In the Fort Hamilton district of
Brooklyn. She struggled along in the face
' of the wind, her school books under her
arm and her slight body bent nearly
double with the efforts to make her way
! against the blasts.
I She reached, Anally, the comer of
' Sixty-ninth street and New Utrecht
avenue and started bravely up Sixty
ninth street. She got an f> r an tii*
' front of the one story building, now
vacant, which several years ago was
the New Strand moving picture theatre.
: a . ramshackle old utructure long since
abandoned by the theatre owners as
unsafe. But she got no further. By
that time the storm was at Its height.
Two or three persons struggling along
on the other side of the street noticed
that tho little girl was malting but
little headway against the wind, and
then suddenly they heard ? crash and
the old building buckled within Itself
and collapsed, throwing most of Its
bulk across the sidewalk.
Kveryon? who had seen the collapse
of the building looked for the girl after
the excitement had subsided aomewhat,
1 but there were no signs of her. She had
| last been seen directly In front of the
th'?tre entrance, and there her body
was found last right at *:S0 by two
firemen of Truck Company No. 149
after they had worked for several hour.i
by the light of tor< hee and searchlight*
digging tato the ruins with picks a?<d
axes. She lay prone on the pavement,
her school books by her side, and lie.
arms outstretched a? she had tried to
ward off the plunging mass of Iron and
timber. The back of her skull was
crushed by a heavy Joist that lay slant
wise across her body. Her mother, who
had stood beside the firemen for thre^'
hours and watched them dig Into the
wrecknge In search of the child, faint?d
when the body ?a? uncovered and ti<
attended by an ambulance surg?on and
sent home. More t'.an a thousand per
sons gathered about the scene during
the March and the cxcitement In the
district was intense.
Mnny Other Children tfnrf.
Ro far as "he police had received re
porta last night this was the only death
caused by the atorm In New fork city,
although more than a score of lesser
accidents were reported. In several of
these children ?ere struck by falling
signs and seriously hurt: one hoy, WIJ.
ford Kerdeny, 4 years old. of 4'.0 West
Fifty-seventh street, m struck on the
head by a flower pot that was blown
from a w indow In <2* West Fifty-seventh
street and hi' skull ?rt< crushed. Ho
waa tan. ii to Rocscveit lioup.tal un
conscious and probably will die. At
about the same time Mrs. Pauline
Steeder of 3W> T'ar>< avenue was cio?ts
<m tmm t\
20 M. P.'a Quell Red
Uprising in Short Order
B, Hit Aaaociatrd Pitss.
QOBLENZ, March 28.?A Com
munist uprising occurred
this morning in the American
bridgehead aTea. at Montabaur,
six miles northeast of Ehren
breitstein. A riot call v.as an
swered by the Provost-Marsnal,
and American military police
were despatched to restore order.
It took the twenty M. P.'s only a
few minutes after their arrival
at Montabour to put down the
disorders. Tliey arrested the
leader and confiscated a quantitv
of Communist literature. No
further trouble is expected.
V?
BIG BOOM STRIKES
MOTOR INDUSTRY
Detroit Manufacturers .Report
Steady Improvement?
Many Oversold. .
COAST LEADS LX SALES
East Also Makes Heavy Call
and Export Trade Js
Picking1 Up.
Detroit, March 28<?A decided im
provement in the motor car business,
with a resultant increase in produc
tion, was indicated by manufacturers
here to-day.
Demand for private cars, trucks and
tractors, it was said, had been growing
steadily for several weeks. lYoducer*
of low priced machines first noted the
improvement, but now, it was indi
cated, higher grade cars were in de
mand. One manufacturer of a high
priced car reported to-day his stock
was oversold.
The principal demand, according to
the manufacturers, comes from the East
and the Far V.'eat, with the Pacific
Coast in the lead. "Export trade was
also said to toe improving. Various
reasons were assigned for the apathy
in the Middle West, among them the
fact that it is principally agricultural
and, therefore, had been affected to a
I greater ext'-nt by depression in food
I stuffs markets.
[ The Ford Motor Company announced
to-day that CO per cent, of the men em
I ployed here last fall were now at work
on a six day a week schedule, while the
Dodgo Broth era' plant, which opened
only two weeks ago on a 10 per cent,
scale, was reported to be working at 60
per e?nt. normal. The Packard, Hudson
and Easex plants are running at about
50 per cent and the Cadillac, Lincoln.
Paluc, Hupp, Studebaker, Columbia,
Maxwell-Chalmers and Scripps-Booth
factories here announced a quantity pro
duction attain had been reached.
ARREST NEWSBOYS FOR
SELLING FORD'S PAPER
Test Case in St. Louis of Po
lice Prohibition.
St. Louis, March 28.?Three news
boy* were arrested here this afternoon
on peace disturbance charges for "cry
ing'' the sale of Henry Ford's publiea
i tiou, the Dtarbo u in vio
lation oC :? recent poiic regulation.
W. iJ. Blanc hard o' Detroit, & repre
sentative of the publication, explained
he instructed the boys to "cry" the .-ale
of It fcnd get arrested so a test could be
made of the legality of the regulation.
Chicago, March 28.?The Chicago
City Council to-day filed the request of
a Jewish political club that the sale of
Henry Ford's weekly periodical be pro
hibited by ordinance. A police order
against the crying of the publication al
ready is in effect here.
MAN 102 IS NOT TOO
OLD TO MAKE HIS WILL
Age Not Factor in Mental
Faculty, Surrogate Holds.
Sp -'tal l"*ptit '? to Thi Now Yoik
Bt'iTAt.Q, March S irrogat<- Ho ??ol
Hart hold', that a man who has reach<*<1
the a*. <>f 102 j* capable of making his
own wilt ?nd distributing his property
any v.ay he sees fit. The ruling was
made In the < a*e of Ouy Martin of East
Aurora, who died at tliat age.
Mr. Martin's grandson. Frank Mar
tin, oon'^wted the document, declaring
\ Mr. Martin could not be of sound mind.
The Surrogate, however, held that .i
man'* agw Vud nothing to do with l-.ls
I mental fscilties. Never before In th<
j history of the Surrogate's office "> is
there be^n a will admitted to probate
written by a peison a' sueh an advaft. ??<(
ag".
I Mr. Martin left ati <-?tal> valued it
RAIN SCATTERS 20,000
? ON WHITE HOUSE LAWN
Egg Rolling Celebration
Broken Up by Storm.
j flprc(a 1 P- patch to Tki N*w Ycrk Hcmid.
New York Herald Utir-wn, '
I>. C.. Msr-di JS. (
A sudden bre.-k.ng o.' a springtime
I s?orn brought tu an abrupt end at 4
this afternoon one o' t e inn<!
spectSSUlar Faster f*g centra'ions ever
'ield or. the Wh House
1'pward -f -*).000 persons, mostly
women arid ? Y.idrer. f.ed for shelter
when a tr.nppi >g ftortliwggt wind began
to blow, 'wringing with it a little rah.
a&d sanding the mercwlry down from al
, most P0 to W decrees within an hour.
Fortunately tno?t of the Faster finery
escaped, for While the wind kept up the
i rain stopped, although the Wuhiligloii
street car system almost broke down
uni!'*r the load
tV;-.en tlie White Hotis* law n < wpr
oleared of the Easter e*g rollers who
' bad gWarmed there tU?.- grounds looked
i much 'iUe a *:eld tial hs?l been t.ie
enmp of a c!rou.? atid ?* Id v,e?t . .???
combined. )?.. ? the Ui.is had a good
t ntfl s.nd Mr. Harding ir, not w i.t> ing.
The gardtnerg v II have It a>l fixed u;>
' again in a coupie of we?ks.
I Klibh h-ip. iJet tii' kind >ou i-anl. I'm
Herald w arn
BERLIN ARMS FOR
TROUBLE IN STRIKE
EXPECTEDTO-DAY
Communists Disarm Police
in Bitterfeld: Bandits
Rob Bank; Reds Fight
Armored Cars.
SEVERAL ARE KILLED
Reds Still Have the Upper
Hand in Leuna, as Police
Fear Reds Will Blow
I P Biir Factories.
HALLE REPORTED IJLTET
j American Reporters Arrested
| in Search for Russian*?Eng
lish Papers Blainod by Cops
I
for the Insurrection.
I
the Associated Prune.
Berlin, March 28.?The Government
to-night ordered Wllhelmstrasse closed
to all traffic In anticipation of possible
disturbances to-morrow, when the
Radicals hope to tie up the big indus
trial and other plants in a general
strike.
Government troops to-night are oc
cupying the street, all the approaches
to the Foreign Office and other Gov
ernment buildings are barricaded with
barbed wire entanglements.
Late reports from middle Germany
say that the situation is unchanged.
There have been sporadic outbreaks ai
points not yet occupied by the troops
and which are temporarily held by
rioting bands which have eluded the
security police in the roundup that is
now going on in the province ef
Saxony.
The Communists in Dusseldort and
nearby towns placarded the walls with
a summons to a general strike, but iu
Hamborn only was there any response.
Mettmann, a small industrial town,
is in tho hands of some GOO Com
munists. Wuelfrath and Welbert alko
have been occupied by Communist?,
who are commandeering food and
money.
MARTIAL LAW IN FORCE
AS HALLE FACES STRIKE
Red Leader Saya Fright la
Aim of Upriaing.
Special Cable to Tiib New Yoik I1kaam>.
Copyright, 192t, by Tub Xmv Yo?k 11rau.n.
ll.u i.e. Saxony, March ?8.?The Com
munis t? In th? Halle district are still
attempting to force a general strike and
martial law has been declared. Tub
New York Herald correspondent asked
a bomb squad organizer of the Red
army the tactical object of such a poller
an that being followed by the Com
munists.
"Wo urr getting the burghers Thor
oughly friflittned without loss of lif?-,
and w>: are silencing tlie dirty rag?
which an- ml Representing the prole
tarian revolution," he replied
The operations about the Ueuna In
dustrial work*, still in the hands of the
Cotnmunlbts. are Ilk" throwing matches
around powder kegs. The director of
the plant said that the ammonia vats
were almost full. Unless the largest of
these vats Is err.ptled by to-morrow an
erplosion there Is almost Inevitable. A
momentary break at the connecting sta
tion, where all the pipes are centred,
would wreck the works and the sur
rounding village*. The closing of those
works also would be disastrous. It
would require three works for sssero
bling the chemicals and the reconstruc
tion of the entire plant before produc
tion would again be possible.
Engineers and technical ami olfl.e
workers abstained from joining the
Communist*. and refused to recognize
the Revolutionary Committee of Work
er*. but affirmed their neutrality whea
the directors gave way before the Com
munists. Kempln, leader of the r^ura
Communist*, remains obdurate, despite
the possibility, through n<?gotlatlens arid
compromise, of avoiding diaster. Mean
while the tng.neers and the older work
ers In the plant, under the Legal Works
Council, are voluntarily performlr^t th?
labor ne.-esf-ary to keeping the works in
operation.
The Rc'd leaders admit that the non
revolutionary workers rocosnlzo tlie nc
i . slty of ma ntaii L.g the works, and
the Council o Work Is seeking to ef
tecl a compromise between the employ
ers and the revolutionary leaders, with
ih>i object of avoiding a conflict which
would Imperil the plant. The leader of
the Counc il of Work, who Is a Commun
.rt. confe-ss^d that he believed the lied
tactics were Invane.
SITUATION CRITICAL
IN SOME jAXON TOWNS
Communiats Rampant, but
Authoritiea Are Active.
ft. ? A rxnr '.a'tH t'rrsa.
Halle. Germany, March 28.?The
Communists still have the upper hand
In l.ctir.a tlie policc showing no in
tention to attack them for fear that
the big factories *111 ho blown up.
which the workmen threaten.
At Halle the situation Is quiet, this,
according to the police, being due to
postponement of th? Communist plan*,
which wovided lor the capture of th?
surrounding towns ''est. The Inten
tion then to matvn into Halle and
pain control of the strategic and In
dustrial centre of the whole province.
The po'lec are not yet ready to ?.<jr
that the Communist movement has
failed, and at* ?lilt nervous over th*

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