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WEATHER FORECAST.
Partly cloudy to-day; to-morrow fair;
moderate west winds.
Highest temperature yesterday, 77; lowest, 60.
Detailed weather reports will be found on Editorial page.
THE NEW YORK HERALD
THE BEST IN ITS HISTORY.
The New York Herald, with all that was
best of The Sun intertwined with it, and
the whole revitalized, is a bigger and better
[copyright, 1921, by the sun-herald corporation.j and sounder newspaper than ever before.
VOL. LXXXV.?NO. 259?DAILY. ? . NEW YORK, MONDAY, MAY 16, 1921.?'""v"*- PRICE TWO CENTS! :,T
? ? ' 1Ual Y- IN NEW YORK CITY. I KOUR CKXTH Kl.. KU HtUi
LOCKWOOD TO LINK
GOUGGRS HEREWITH
NATION-WIDE PLOT
Untermyer (Jetting Evi
dence to Show Entire
Country Suffers From
N. Y. Extortioners.
DAUGHERTY WILL ACT
More Explosives Soon in
Windup of Inquiry, Giving
Basis for New Drastic
Building Laws.
JAIL TO BE ONLY PENALTY
Insurance and Surety Com
panies and State Banks to
Be Forced to Lend More
Cash on Mortgages.
The I.ockwood housing committee
will begin this week the last phase of
Its task of clearing away the rotten
foundation on which has rested the
entire building industry not only of
this State, but of the nation.
Before the foundation is laid finally
for the construction work ahead Sam
uel Untermyer, counsel for the com
mittee, will set off a few more explo
sions which will shake big New York
Institutions.
Mr. Untermyer and his associates
me looking ahead already to the con
.structivfj work, which they regard as
the really important problem before
the commitee. Their policy is begin
ning to shape itself. It will be the
most comprehensive and radical legis
lative programme presented in this
country In dealing with illegal com
binations, Illicit price fixing and profit
eering.'
The investigation begun here quietly
almost a year ago has grown steadily
until .now it is nationwide in its em
brace. New York has led the way
which the Federal Government is pre
paring to follow. The exposure on
Saturday in Chicago by George H.
Thomas, general manager of the Long
aCre Engineering and Construction
Company, has shown that the grafting
system exposed here extends to all
other cities.
Linking New York and Chicago.
Thomas's charge that he was com
pelled to pay 147,000 graft to aln agent
of the plumbers' union for permission to
complete buildings convinces the Lock
wood Committee that the system in op
eration here was applied to Chicago. Mr.
Untermyer may go into this grafting
charge when his committee meets on
Wednesday, .with a view to linking the
-"hlcago and New York systems. The
name of the man to whom the graft was
paid, and now said to be dead, may be
toM before the Lockw-ood Committee.
Taken in its larger aspects, the whole
housing problem being dealt wflh by the
legislative committee in Its hundreds of
ramifications now presents these three
distinct phases:
1?Exposing other Illegal building
ombinations and the operations
of the powerful financial interests,
whose grip on the money market has
stifled competition and building.
O?Perfecting the remedial pro
gramme, which will find expres
sion in a score of new statutes, all
designed to make profiteering and
combining in the trades, both by em
ployers and labor. Impossible in the
future. The accomplishment of this
programme will be one of the big
things before the next Legislature
and will lea-d undoubtedly to a ter
rific <-nnfllct.
P Cooperating with the Federal
Government In demonstrating the
nationwide existence of the illegal
combinations. whose headquarters
were here and whose heavy hand was
felt In every section of the country
where the homeseekcr tried to build
a roof over his head. The Federal
officials are planning to begin where
the lx>ckwood Committee ends.
The Lockwood Committee, without
doubt w'ill ask the Legislature to me
nsoaallze Congress to take up the ques
tion of Federal supervision of building
combinations and their work. The com
mittee will recommend the need of com
binations with certain restrictions and
limitations.
.In II Penally fop ta ivlirrnkrrn.
The proposal as developed so far la
th it competition and combination In
building and all Ita allied trades should
he regulated by the Oovernment. This
would moan that all combinations would
be Known and that any builder who went
Into a combination not officially sanc
tioned by the Oovernment would by that
net commit nn offence against the Oov
ernment which would make him liable
to a lall aentenee.
Regarding the wtndup of Its Investiga
tion In public session here, the commit
tee Is ready to work fast. Mr. Unter
myer will devote about another week to
exposing Illegal emoblnatlons. Fully a
s. ore of these wtlt he exposed, showing
that every material known to the builder I
unt held up by a wrongful combination.
The committee will not try to cover the
field enth ' !y. To do so would take many
weeks.
Voxt the Inquiry will turn to rent
profiteering In offles and loft buildings.
The committee has a great mass of evi
dence, all proving that the office build
ing profiteer was one of the worst of
fendsrs of recent years. Mr. TTntermyer
will touch only those whose profits ex
ceeded ino per cent. Anything smaller
than that Is not conslderefl worth notic
ing. Prominent names will be given as
profiteers who exacted as high as BOO
par cent office rental profits.
The Inst work of the committee's pub-,
lie hearings will deal with the money
nnd mortgage market. That, will take
fully two weeks. Mr. t'ntermyer Is
planning to wind up before June 16.
i ndcr his direction forty-seven expert
ronMnwmt on Sixth Pant.
Hoover Picks 7 Experts
to Solve Housing Problem
WASHINGTON, May 15.?
Seven engineering experts
have been designated by Secre
tary Hoover to aid the Depart
ment of Commerce in solving the
national housing problem.
The seven experts who will act
as an advisory committee to Sec
retary Hoover are Ira Woolson,
consulting engineer of the Na
tional Board of Underwriters;
Rudolph P. Miller, engineer in
charge of building ordinances of
New York; J. A. Newlin of the
University of Wisconsin; J. R.
Worcester, consulting engineer,
of Boston; William K. Matt of
Purdue University;* Ernest J.
Russell of St. Loujs, and Edwin
H. Brown of the American Insti
tute of Architects.
GIRL FLYER LOOPS
LOOP 199 TIMES
Laura Bromwell ? Also Makes
135 Miles an Hour in Test
at Curtiss Field.
'CKOWD THRILLED BY HOAX
Kunaway Plane Seemingly
Without a Pilot Makes Crazy
Gyrations With Actress.
Miss Laura Bromwell. a Blim young
woman of 23, who loks as if she could
play a good game of croquet, climbed
Into the rear cockpit of a big Curtiss
standard biplane yesterday afternoon
at Curtiss Field, Garden City, soared
up to 8,000 feet and started looping
the loop. When she finally stopped
loping, an hour and twenty minutes
later, she had shattered her own
world's record for a woman pilot by
more than one hundred. In the eighty
minutes she loped 199 times.
There were a lot of men pilots buz
zing around Curtiss field yesterday for
the amusement of ten or twelve thou
sand people who came to witness the
opening of the Aero Club's field club
house, but Miss Bromwell grabbed
most of the honors. Her busy after
noon included also the shattering of
the woman's speed record and a little
hop of 3,000 feet with a parachute
jumper.
Although a bit disappointed because
no other woman pilot came to the field
In answer to her challenge for any sort
of aerial contest, Miss Bromwell and
"her mother arrived early In the after
noon. The aviatrix was attired In the
blue uniform of a lieutenant in the
aerial police reserve, with a gold bar
on each shoulder and r double wing In
signia on her chest. She hopped nimbly
aboard the big Curtiss. which looked as
If It needed a man's strong arm to con
trol It. and was all ready to go when a
corpa of autocratic camera men galloped
up and Relayed proceedings.
Climbed High Three Times.
Once released by thorn she shot across
the long graas of the field In the big
green bodied plane and up in the air.
Scorning stunts she headed upward at
a steep and business-like climb, cording
around the field as she gained altitude.
He rplane was a mere black speck j
against the thin white clouds veiling |
the blue when the three officials and J
thousands of unofficial observers noted j
the first downward plunge for apeed and
abrupt awoop upward and over.
Then as regular as clock work the
roaring plane looped and looped, one
second upright and tho next on Its back.
Gradually the plane lost altitude, and
as It drifted downward the loops be
came more apparent. They were clean
cut loops, tod, approving pilots on the
ground declared. Kach swoop down
ward added enough speed to the plane
to bring It easily to the top of the great
circle, with no side sllplpng or "falling
out" of the evolution. About the 11 Ota
loop Miss Bromwell was dangerously
near the ground, so ahe climbed upward,
and at about 4,500 feet started looping
once more. Again, still busily looping,
she reached the danger zone Just above
the ground, and although the record
was smashed to bits, smoared up again
to 3.500 feet and looped some more.
Finally, at 300 feet, ah? decided to call |
that part of the programme over and
landed.
When the plane taxied up to the line
there was a general dash toward It.
Mrs. Bromwell beattha camera men by
several feet
"I counted two hundred." Mrs. Brom
well said. Gracious, Laura, your hair
Is a sight."
"! didn't do any counttng myself."
said Laura. "Wait a minute!"
The camera man had no Intention of
WHltlng, hut Miss Bromwell ducked out
of range in her cockpit, powdered her i
nose and adjacent portions of her dili
gently. and carefully combed' her curly,
light hrow,n Nibbed hair. Then she
emerged, smiling, but obviously a hit
tired by her eighty minutes of hard
work.
I'lanr Rnn< Atvay Wllh ?Milrl."
The girl shattered the women's world's
rc< ord for speed while piloting n swift
Ansaldo 8. V. A., an Italian machine,
which ies nt such high speed, that It
takes a real expert to land It without
strewing the fleid with bits of landing
gear and wings. Over a mea'sured
course of 1.9!> miles she averaged 135
miles an hour. Toward the end of the
afternoon, although her. right arm was
sore from handling the stick, she car
ried "Wild Bill" Kopla to a height of
*.000 feet, at which altitude he decided
to get off and walk. He made a clean
leap and the single shoot he carried
opened according to schedule.
Although Miss Bromwell starred
throughout the afternoon Mme. Fucelll
of the Winter Oarden gave the crdwd
the greatest scare of the afternoon. As
Dick Dopew, Curtlss pilot, was about to
take Mme. pucelll, a comely, gorgeously
attired young woman with an Interest
ing grey silk clad ankle. Ac., for her
first fIVght. be was called to the tele
phone, Me Jumped out of the front
cockpit, leaving the motor Idling. As
he ran away from the plane the engine
Continued on SerentA Papt.
MAN SHOT 5 TIMES
IN ACTRESS'S HOME;
RIVAL IS SUSPECTED
J. H. Keid Silk Manufactur
er Was Guest of Hazel
I). Warner.
ASSAILANT GETS AWAY
Enters House Unbidden
and Makes Way to Sleep
ing Apartments.
KNOWN ALONG BROADWAY
Victim Was a Later Acquaint
ance?Her Uncle Is De
tained by Police.
John H. Reid, said to be a prosperous
underwear manufacturer, living in the
Holland, 6t> West Forty-sixth street,
was shot and probaly mortally
wounded yesterday morning in the
home of Mrs. Hazel D. Warner, a mo
tion picture actress, in 1892 University
avenue. The Bronx. The t>olice last
night sent out an alarm for a man
widely known along Broadway, whom
they wish to question in Connection
with the shooting. Physicians in
Fordham Hospital, to which Reld was
removed unconscious, reported his
condition as critical.
Mrs. Warner is the wife, according
to police statements, of Fred Warner,
who is connected with a New Jersey
refining company, but the police could
not ascertain in just what capacity.
She is about 30 years old, attractive,
and is reported to have shown marked
ability as a film actress, although her
career on the screen thus far has con
sisted mainly of tryouts. Mrs. Warner
has been separated from her husband
for more than a year, and her son
Warren, 7 years old, is a student in the
Freehold Military School, Freehold,
X. J. Whereabouts of WTarner could
not be learned by the police.
George Kurlger. who lives at the Uni
versity avenue address and describes
himself as an uncle of Mrs. Warner, was
detained by Dr. McGrath of Fordham
Hospital when he took Reid there in an
automobile about to :30 o'clock yester
day morning. The physician notified
the police that Reld had been danger
ously wounded, four of the five bullet
wounds In bis body being located about
the head, one In the forehead, another
In the mouth, the third under the left
eye and the fourth In the right side of
the neck.
Hhot by Intruder."
Questioned by Frank Oliver, Assistant
District Attorney In charge of the Bronx
homicide squad, Kurlger said Reld was
shot by a man -who entered Mrs. War
ner's home while Kurlger and two other
persons were eating breakfast Kurlger
gave the police the name of this man.
who, he said, had been attentive to Mrs.
Warner for nearly a year. He explained
that Mrs. Warner met Reld for the first
time about six weeks ago and that since j
then he had been a frrquent visitor in
the home of the actress. The police are
satisfied that Jealousy over the apparent
friendship between Reid and Mrs. War
ner was the motive for the shooting.
Kurlger said there were four parsons
beside himself In the house when the
shooting occurred. Aside from Mrs
Warner and Reld there were a Miss
Ldla Wiley, who is a cousin of Mra War
ner and has been living at the house for
some time, and a Frank Boylan, who
has been a boarder off and on the last
six months. The dwelling is a detached
affair of brick and stucco erected on a
prominence facing University avenue
and overlooking the Harlem River. Mra
Warner purchased It about a yiar ago,
according to Kurlger, paying tn the
neighborhood of 127,000. It has about
nine rooms, three of which are bedrooms
that take up the entire second floor.
Apprar* at Window.
Shortly before the shooting Kurlger
paid lie. Boylan arrd Mian Wiley went
down atalrs to breakfast. Neither Mrw.
Warner nor Reld had jot up. They
were all seated at the dining; table,
Kurlger explained, when a face appeared
at the dining room window. Kurlger
recognized the stranger and daahed up
stair*. lie entered hie room and looked
the door and paid he heard somebody
a?cend the stairs a moment later. Then
five shots sounded.
Kurlger remained In his room for
shout ten minutes, during which time
he again heard steps on the stairs.
When he opened tho doorway and
glanced across a small hallway Into hla
niece's room he saw Reld lying on the
floor, face downward, with his head
turned toward the front window. Run
ning Into the room, Kurlger said he
rumo upon Mrs. Warner stsndlng In the
doorway leading to a private bathroom.
She had a pink silk klmona wrapped
about her.
"What's the matter? What has hap
pened?" Kurlger said he asked.
"Homebody whot him and ran away,"
Mrs. Warner was quoted by her uncle
as having replied.
Roylan had his car In the garage back I
of the house, Kurigrr said, and this was !
driven to the rear entrance. He and
Kurlger then carried Held out to the
automobile and. placing the Injured man j
In tho back seat, they drove at top speed
to Fordham Hospital. Boylan helped '
Kurlger carry Reld Into the hospital and 1
then returned to the street. That was
the Inst Kurlger saw of Boylan. Netgh- j
bnrs told the police that Mr*. Warner!
and Mlas Wiley drove away In a ma- j
chine following the deacrlptlon of Boy- !
Ian shortly after 10:30 o'clock.
find House Deserted.
When Dr. Mcflrath notified the police
Policeman Wlllinm Murdock of the
Hlghbridge station was sent to the War
ner home. He found the place deserted
and the front and back doors wide open.
There wss every Indication tho occu
ranfa had left 1n a hurry. Clothing
was strewn about the floors and In Mrs.
Continued on Fifth Fid*.
$83,165,867 Waiting for
Liberty Bond Owners
WASHINGTON, May 15.?
Uncle Sam has $83,000,000
waiting in the Treasury for
somebody to come and get, ac
cording to the latest official fig
ures of outstanding temporary
Liberty bonds.
This sum represents the inter
est due to holders of temporary
Liberty bonds who have not ex
changed their bonds for perma
nent coupon bearing securities
on which the regular interest is
paid.
The figures show that there
are 7,471,171 separate tempor
ary bonds of differing denomina
tions amounting to $1,132,730,
200, still in the hands of owners
who have not exchanged them
for coupon bonds.
Against these figures on the
Treasurer's books stands $83,
165,867 interest money that bond
owners have not yet claimed.
STATE POUCE GRAB
port jervb LIQUOR
Raid Eleven Drinking: Places
and Get Cider, Applejack,
Whiskey and Cordials.
CI TIZEN R V DISCOIT R A G ED
District Attorney and Staff,
Sheriff, Detectives and
Police Join Roundup.
Special Despatch to The New York Herald.
Tort Jervis, N. Y? May 15.?The au
thorities decided that this town and
its immediate environs had so little
respect for the Eighteenth Amend
ment that something radical would
have to be done. Therefore, beginning
last night and lasting well into this
morning, this corner of Orange county
beheld eleven of its most popular
drinking depots mided and rendered
dry.
Two hundred gallons of a furious
liquid labelled whiskey, eight or ten
barrels of very pale home brew, half a
dozen barrels of a powerful admixture
said to be equal parts of molasses, rum
and hard cider; about ten gallons of
applejack and several hundred bottles
and jugs of unclassified but potent
liquids wore lugged out of cellars and
lofts and Into Police Headquarters.
And meanwhile a great throng of dis
couraged citizens followed the raiders
around.
Put it took District Attorney Wilson
and all his staff, Sheriff Leonard and
alt his deputies, County Detective
Hutohtns and his (gitire platoon. Chief
of Police Morehead and his whole
force, and sixteen ablebodted members
of Troop K, State police, to do it.
Only once was anything approximat
ing resistance encountered. And on one
other occasion?and only one?did the
victims of the raids provide any excite
ment. When the State police, com
manded by Lieut. Broadfield. wont out
to Sparrowbush, three or four miles out
side the town proper, they first entered
the establishment of Frank Dowe, where
rumor had It a still was in operation, i
They found the still, and Dow<- producer! ;
a Government license, therefor. The ;
license privileged Drjwe to distill winter- 1
green for commercial purposes, and
Dowe and the lieutenant differed about
the most recent usages to which the still
has been put. It was a big affair,
bricked in, and held a tank four feet In
diameter.
Got Jug and Punch in Eye.
WliUe the lieutenant and Dowe de
bated Sergeant Itoberts, Corporal ltob
tPrli
kins and a half a dozen troopers mPde
a survey of the place. Before the argu
ment was over the troopers had dug up
a barrel of hard cider, a container of
home brew and eeveral Juvs of apple
whiskey. Then there was a Jug of some
thing else. It had a label bearing the
single word "Private." and when Troop
er Uooney appeared with It In his arms
Dowe lunged. Rooney and the jug
parted. The latter broke and Its con
tents were lost. But Uooney came back
with his fist to Dime's eye, and Dowe
had the honor of being the first and only
casualty of the evening.
Lieut. Broadfleld moved Ids men on
up the State road to Balmer's road
house. Somebody must have sent out a
warntng, for of the usual number of
motor cars alleged to make rendezvous
of Balmer's only two were in sight. The
natives say that Balmer's was a gay
and festive albeit most respectable plaoe
before the drought. But early this
morning the erstwhile mirthful cafe was
all but unconscious. Over In a corner
sat two men and three women. There
wasn't even a light near them. They
were nicely dressed folks and looked like
entirely likeable, worth while citizens.
As the troopers entered one of the men
In the party leaped to his feel
"Pinched, by gosh !" he grunted.
Whereupon one of the women, with 1
great presence of mind, uttered a pierc
ing scream, leaped to her feet, threw her
glass Into the atr, contents Included and
tumbled over backward In a faint. Ai
the glass crashed to the floor the other
woman walled :
"Good Ijord. flara ? A dollar and a
half a throw, too."
C;onion Gin llnlllr Fnnnd.
They found thirty-two bottle* of homo
brow and a bottle of Oordon Rln In a,
cabinet near by, and Bilmer. a* were
the other proprietor*!, wn? irre?t',d.
The other plncea raided were aeat- '
Fontinuod on Fourth I'apr.
BULLETS POUR INTO
W. VA. TOWN AGAIN
IN IK WARFARE
Troopers Start in Motors to
Attack Hidden Riflemen
at Merrimac.
KENTUCKIAXS HIYE HELP
Blue Grass Giiardsnien At
tempting to Capture Moun
tain Fighters Near Sprigg-.
Williamson, W. Va.. May 15.?Heavy
firing on Merrimac, W. Va., from the
Kentucky mountains opposite that vil
lage broke out to-night, according to
a report received here by Capt. J. R.
Brockus of the State police. All other
places in the tyouble zone along the
Tug River were reported quiet.
A squad of tropers headed by Ca.pt
Brockus left immediately by automo
bile for the scene of action. Six Ken
tucky deputy sheriffs, who were in
Williamson when the report was re
ceived, crossed the river and started
over the mountain in an effort to reach
the attackers from the rear.
Before leaving Capt. Brockus com
municated -with the Kentucky National
guardsmen on duty at Sprigg and re
quested that they move on the attackers.
He was informed, the Captain said, that
the soldiers could not leave Sprigg, as
they were watching a body of men in
the mountains at that point.
With Kentucky National Guardsmen
on duty hi the region along the Tug,
which was the scene of a three day
mountain battle growing out of Indus
trial conditions, authorities here had be
lieved the fighting would cease.
Outbreak. a Surprise.
All day the situation was quiet, and it
was the general belief that the moun
tain fighters had decided to abide by the
truce arranged late last, night. Capt.
Brockus had just reported "all quiet" to
his superior officers to-night when the
despatch telling of hostilities at Merri
mao was received.
Seventy-five Kentucky National guard
men arrived here from -Moorehead, Ky..
this morningg and ware Immediately
posted at points of vantage on the Keu
tucky side of the stream. They took up
positions from Borderland to McCarr.
Capt. W. K. Proctor is in command of
a detachment of twenty-five men at Mc
Carr; Capt. Pa vis Thompson had a like
force opposite Bprlggs, W. Va.; Bleut.
FYed fee had fourteen men at Border
land and a squad of eight men wus sta
tioned at Pond Creek, east of the city.
About thirty-five more Kentucky troops
are expected to arrive later.
Reports to-night from McCarr were
that the mountain fighters at that point
were scrupulously observing the truce
arranged last night oy Or. William Dot
eon of Freeburn. Ky., who went into the
hills and delivered his message of peace, j
Two fires, which Marry Olmstead. act
ing chairman of the labor committee of I
the Williamson Coal Operators' Associa- |
tion, said he believed had been caused I
by incendiaries, occurred in the region.
A small office of the Pond Creek Coal.'
Company at Sprlgg. and a garage of the !
Burn well Coal Company, nt the same
place, were burned. Bloodhounds have I
been sent to the scene in an effort to
trace persons who might have been re
sponsible.
Klrenrnis found \enr Tmt,
Capt. Brockus received a report late
to-day from his men at Merrlmac that
they had found an automatic title, three
other rifles and 1,000 rounds of ammu
nition, In front of a tent colony near I
there. The troopers reported that the
arms and ammunition were thrown from
a train. The guns were wrapped In
Charleston (\V. Va.) newspapers under
date of Saturday.
A. A. Gaujot of this city reported to
Brockus that as he passed a tent col
ony at Sprlgg he siw an automatic rifle
and several suit cases thrown from the.
train.
A telegraphic report from Thacker, W.
Va., said two men had been shot there.
BIG SWINDLE CHARGED
TO WAR MILLIONAIRES
Two Frenchmen Arrested Af
ter Luxury Revels.
Parts, May 16.?Two ' war million
aires," Roger Gault and Jules Bureau,
were arrested yesterdny on a charge of
swindling. It Is alleged by the authori
ties that the new hoard of the Central
Society of Prpvinclal Banks found nmong
lta supposed assets fourteen worthless/
drafta aggregating 3,300.000 francs for
which. It Is said, Gault and Bureau were
responsible.
The police estimate that the men, who
w-ere without any great capital at trie
beginning of the world war, borrowed
upward of 30.000,000 franca from various
banks, with which they bought factories,
maintained a chateau, purchased six au
tomobiles and astonished the habitues of
the Paris night resorts by their expendi
tures, these sometimes including tips of
a thousand francs.
MEXICAN REVOLT QUELLED.
Mexico ?'itv May l"> A >- u 1?JI revolt
In the Stato of Tabasco Iff! by t'apt. On
tlveros haa been put down, aoeordlnc lo
advices received, here by the War Office.
Ontlvoms raptured the village of Car
denas and held It for three day a. Fed
eral troops under Col. Amiiatielea then
recaptured It and made prisoner the
garrison. Ontlveroa escaped. Tlie revo
lutlonlnta surrendered without giving
trouble. saving they had been misled by
Ontlveroa as to his motives.
Francisco I>iila Castillo, a former Fed
tral General, was executed yesterday In
Oaxaea for revolutionary activity.
For Country Board, Furnished
Rooms, or Board in the City
Wnnt Ads. in The Herald will put you in touc h with
the most desirable type of people. Be sure and see
Want Ad. Pago to-day. Interesting letter there
about furnished room advertising.
THE NEW YORK HERALD
TELEPHONE CHELSEA 4000
GERMANS SEIZE ALLIES' GUNS,
TROOPS MARCH ON SILESIA,
FRENCH GOVERNMENT AVERS
Special Cable ' , Tin: Nnw Yolk Hbkald. Copyright, ]|JI, by Tiib Vbw York Hbui.i..
New Vork Hrruld llurruu, I
Paris, May 15. (
HpHE French Government has received confirmation of reports from
Breslau that Germans invaded a munitions depot of the inter
allied control officials there, taking a complete battery of field artil
lery, nearly a hundred machine guns, 4,000 Mauser rifles, more than
1,000,000 cartridges and thousands of hand grenades, which they
sent immediately toward Upper Silesia. There is said to be a steady
movement of troops as well as of civilian guards from the south of
Germany toward Neustadt, on the Silesian border.
The French Ambassador at Berlin has been instructed again to
warn Germany that France views such happenings with uneasiness
and that if continued they can but further increase the tension be
tween the two nations and exasperate the French people.
President Millerand left Paris to-day for Lille, accompanied by
Minister of War Barthou. They will meet King Albert of Belgium
there to-morrow. Premier Briand had an interview to-day with Prince
Eugene Sapieha, the Polish Foreign Minister.
KILLINGS IN IRELAND i
REDOUBLE IN PURYI
Only Daughter of Sir Charles
Harrington Is Slain in
Attack on Party.
CORK STREETS TRENCHED
Believed That Rebels Are Pre
paring to Make General
Assaults on Barracks.
nj the Associated I'rei>?.
Belfast. May 15.?Miss Barrington.
only daughter of Sir Charles Barring
ton, Bart., former High Sheriff of
County I.imeriek agid who lias been
interested recently in endeavoring to
promote a pence settlement between
the discordant factions in Ireland, was !
shot und killed to-day in an attack
upon a party with which she was trav
elling.
Nine policenwvn, two soldiers and a
number of other persons were killed
Saturday and to-day in attacks and I
counter attacks at various places.
Numerous persons were wounded.
More lives may have been lost In the
Maeroom ambuscade, when seventeen
auxiliaries were killed, or on "Red
Sunday." but for general and organized
violence Saturday and to-day prohably
were the worst since the shootings on
a large scale were Inaugurated in Jan
uary. 1919.
All tho casualties except one occurred ;
in the area covered by the Southern
Parliament. Th<* exception was at j
Dromoro, Tyrone, where a Sinn Feiner ]
was shot dead.
Miss Barrington was travelling with
two other women and1 Inspector Major
Biggs and a military officer when she
was killed. Tho military officer was
wounded.
Constable Bridges was shot dead and
two other constables wora wounded while
purchasing groceries Saturday at Brum
Collaghor. A party of police going to
their relief was fired upon and two of
the polleemcn were wounded slightly.
Fierce flghtii.g followed an attack on
the Bandon police barracks. The mill-1
tary and police swept the streets with
machine gun fire and the people were
obliged to throw themselves upon the
ground for safety. About the same time
armed civilians marched through Dun
manway. County Cork. Bring followed
by auxiliaries in motor lorries they shot
and killed several horses In the streets
so as to obstruct the path of their pur
suers.
All the roads south and west of Cork
have been 'renched at many points. The
belief prevails that rebels Intend to carry
out a general attack on military and
police barracks.
One hundred civilians attacked the
Clonakilty barracks with rifles and ma
chine guns Saturday afternoon. The
attack was repulsed. Four members of |
tho attacking party were seen to fall.
The police suffered no casualties.
Two gunners of the Royal Marine Ar
tillery stationed at Kast Fern, near
Mldleton, County Cork, were shot dead
Saturday night. This was the first at
tack that has been made on a naval
force. At Castletown and Berehaven,
Country Cork, to-day. two soldiers were
shot and killed by armed civilians.
Bombs were thrown at military lor
rlas on three occasions In the Dublin
district to-day. Some of the occupants
of the lorries were wounded.
The Bosslare pier barracks. County ,
Wexford: the Bridgetown herrecks
Wexford; the Rpldal barracks In Oalway
and the Holy Cross barracks. County
Tipperary. were unsuccessfully attacked i
Saturday night. There was a hrlsk tight
lasting half an hour at the Rutmore
barracks Saturday. The police resisted
the attack with hombs and rifles. There
were no casualties.
SEVEN LIKELY LOST IN
LAKE SUPERIOR STORM
Victims Aboard Barge?Gale
an Snow Continue.
Sati.t Rtb. Marik. May 15.?All hope
had been abandoned to-night for the
captain, hlf wife and five of the craw
of the barge Mlttrc, which broke from
the sttamthlp Zlll.'ih off \vhltefl??t Point,
l.akr Superior In Saturday morning's
storm.
The barge Peshtlgo, which also broke
from the Zlllah, waa plrk?d lip to-day
by the Zlllah and brought here. The
Peshtlgo lay to after breaking her tow.
The Pittsburgh Stenmahlp Company
atenmer Mauna Is>a, which grounded on
a <and bar at Cedar Tteef last night,
waa refloated to-day after Sno tona of 1
lion ore had been removed.
A heavy northwest gale wtia whiplng i
l.ake Superior to-night and -:now w.is'
falling, but no other vessels were re
ported In danger.
rntti'*r.imipith \ tini >11 i>
TIaPajo*. Spain, May 15?Two Hus*
alana have been arrested here for distrib
uting Communistic propaganda and So
viet newspapers among working men.
BT POLISH REPORTS
In Doubt Whether General
Lerond and Insurgents Jfavc
Had Legal Negotiations.
DENIAL NOT CONCLUSIVE
German Employers in I pper
Silesia Prefer Compromise
to Labor Uprisings.
Copyright. lOtl, by Tub New Yobk Herai d.
Special Cable to Tub New York Hbhai.d.
New York Herald lliireau. t
Berlin. Mu\ 15. (
Whetlfer Gen. Lerond, French rep
resentative and head of the Interallied
?Commission in Silesia, has entered
into negotiations concerning: the de
marcation line with the insurgents,
?thereby giving them the recognition
of legal standing, is still widely dis
puted here. A leading Polish Insur
gent told The New York Herald cor
respondent on May 10 that on the pre
ceding day and again on that day,
representatives of the insurgents had
gone to Oppeln for the purpose of ne
gotiating with Gen. l^erond.
"Quite naturally Korfanty, leader of
the Poles, could not meet Gen. Lerond
in person because this would have been
too formal recognition," the informant
continued.
Gen. Lerond and Premier Briand de
nied that the fixing of the line of de
marcation had been concluded with
the insurgent element, but this does
not exclude the possibility of a verbal
agreement between Gen. Lerond and
representatives of the insurgents.
Gen. Lerond hinted to The New York
Herald correspondent last week that
'such conversations were being under
taken. The correspondent of the Lon
don Times suggests the same thing,
and further that the French, but
neither the British nor Italians, were
parties to these negotiations. Kor
fanty and the demarcation line having
been reached by the insurgents, they
pre now attempting to consolidate
r.helr positions.
German mine owners and manufactur
ers In upper Silesia prefer a compromise
with the Insurgents to the possibility of
labor troubles. Wage payments are
being met by settling half in German
marks and half In" distributing food
stuffs.
In a signed warning Issued at Beuthcn
on Friday employers advised the Polish
insurgents that the impending food
shortage would provoke plundering. Ac
cordingly, with a view to relieving this
situation. In spite of indignaton In Ger
man Nationalist circles. Director G'lsen
hemer of the Mine Owners and Metal- I
lurgists Society, n -ts as Intermediary be- |
tween the insurgents and German manu- 1
factors r* lu matters having to do with
food supply, wages and travel permits
for Germans. The Glelwltx and Hlnden
hurg mines have refused to submit their
personal lists to ? P foenhelmer. hut the
Knttowlts. firms compromised with the
Insurgents.
SOUTH AFRICAN BLACKS,
ARMED, SEIZE ESTATES
Claim to Belong to Lost Tribe
of Israel.
Ijdsdos, May 15 (Jewhh Telefrmph
?ncjr. ? A despatch recelv
from .Johannesburg. South Afit a, says
a strong foree of police armed with ma
chine Runs la concentrating In the
Queenstown district, where a large num
ber of blacks claiming to belong to one
of the lost trlbea of Israel haV< silxcd
large estates and committed a number of
crimes .igolnst the European populace.
These blocks, the despatch asserts, de
clare they are waiting for a divine call
to return to Palestine and that their
presont activities aro In preparation for
this.
MADRID EDITOR FEARS
NEW EUROPEAN WAR
Declares Germany Cannot
Fulfil Her Promises.
Maprip, Msv 15.?Apprehension lest
a new struggle should break out In Eu
rope or that, Germnny may he thrown
Into civil strife was expressed by the
Trihunn In commenting upon the accept
ance of the Entente ultimatum hy (let
many.
"TTic Krench ultimatum." the news
paper declared, "which was ac< opted
hy Germany with Koch's bayonets at
her breast notably Increased the prob
ability of a new European war. and,
still more, revolutionary and Commun
istic outbreaks on German terllory."
The newspaper ended by saying :"It
Is Impossible for Germany to fulfill the
promises she madeln order lo prevent
I the orrupatlen ()f tne Ruhr region." I
EUROPE IS ON BRINK
WAR OVER SILESIA
Situation .1 u>t as Serious as
During Fatal Days of
.) uly 101 K Says French
Officials.
ISSUE NOW CLEAN Cl'T
General Mobilization Order
Being Printed?Action to
Follow Silesia invasion
by Reicliswchr.
BERLIN' TS BEIXO WARNED
Messages to Jusserand Instruct
Him to Advise U.S. on France's
Information?'Plot.' to
Overthrow Treat v.
Special Cable to Tub Nrw York Herai.d.
Copyright, 19it, by Tne Now York Herai d.
Nfw York Herald Hurcmi. I
Pari*. May 15. j
Europe is swaying on the edge of
,i precipice, nt the foot of which lie5*
I another Franco-German war. The
entenic cordiale seemsapproaching the
j snapping point as the result of Pre
i mler Lloyd George's defence of Ger
| many and his suggestion that the
; Kelchswehr be allowed to enter lTp
j per Silesia, which speech was fol
lowed by Premier Briand's declina
tion in a note sent to London Friday
night to meet the British Premier for
a conference over the Silesian affair
until after the French Parliament has
had an opportunity on Thursday to
announce the policy of France. There
Is no doubt that the Parliament of
France will insist that Briand stand
Arm.
"The situation is just as serious
during the fatal days of July, 1914.'"
one official told The New York Her
aj.d correspondent to-day. "And al
though the rapidly developing Anglo
phobisin lie re is regretted in some
quarters, the French generally are nor
sorry that a clear cut Issue has arisen
that offers an excellent opportunity
to settle the German question ou^e
and for all."
MrnniKf) to Jaurrind.
America's attitude, as reported In
The New Yobk Herald's despatches
frotn Washington, however, are tn
duclng the French to move cautiously,
and it Is understood that long mes
sages have been sent to Ambassador
Jusserand at Washington giving de
tails of the French position regarding
Upper Silesia in the hope that Amer
ican opposition to the treaty will not
have a new opportunity to express
it-olf d!sadvantageously to France.
The French Foreign Office con
siders Berlin to be sufficiently warned
regarding what will happen if It In
cites further military disorders. While
no official note has been sent to the
Berlin Government the German Em
bassy here was communicated with
and told that the attitude of Ite.!eh?
wehr officials as well as civilian
groups headed by former officers of
Germany's regular army is suspected,
and if detnehments penglst in their
intention of crossing the frontier it
would be a signal for war.
The Germans immediately took the
hint and disorders censed for tw>>
days, but sin<*e then Premier Lloyd
George's tirade lias made them bolder
and the French are fearful that a
crisis is approaching which will nnlv
he settled by France's Isolated action.
XV on Id Mt-nn Itcnl War.
I* render Briand insisted that
French troops would tmt outer the
Ruhr rogton without allied consent,
hut it is pointed out here that this
promise had to do only with the que\
tion of reparations, while any mili
tary campaign begun on the SHesinn
question would be more than mere
occupation or slight punitive meas
iires. It would necessitate ? veritable
field organization with the use of
every French reservist and ail sup-.
plies until Germany'* defeat has been
definitely settled.
The French General Staff has re
ceived reports from Gen. Lerond,
French representative and head of th ?
Interallied Plebiscite Commission in
Fpper Silesia, that the allied troops
there are Insufficient to preserve order
'f the German residents arriving Wi
Silesia from the interior of German y
have, as ts understood, been encour
aged to protect themselves at all eost?
against the Poles. It seems certain
that more Frrneh classes will be called
to the colors as soon as the Chamber
of Deputies gives Premier Briand a
vote of confidence.
HumaMtr this morning exploded the
Idea that the class of lttP would be
.sufficient by printing a facsimile of so
"order for general mobilization" now
being turned out by the thousands at
the national print shop, the onty detail
missing being the date wh< n the mo
bilization Is to be effective.
War Office officials explained that tbl?
Is merely a precautionary measure Tha
order will provide for the mohillzatbc
of ail field armies aa well the ro

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