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that they will take such action at
their peril.
1 have a high peritonei regard for
Secretary Hoover who. by the way, la
not a lawyer. Jf he made the 111advtaed
statement attributed to him
on the subject of overproduction it
is because he did not consult a lawyer.
The circular of the -d Inat. issued
by the Chamber of Commerce of
the United States furnishes no Justification
for anything contained in
j our letter.
However all this may be. the Ainsw
ortii Exchanges at e from a legal
standpoint of a most objectionable
character. Their so-called "Exchange
of Information" among the ;
members was a mere cover for pries
regulation. The law has not been
clmnged since they openly agreed to
discontinue their objectionable practie<?
Xnthinc has happened that
will gi\e countenance to the resumption
of those practices. If, as you assert;
the discontinuance of the practices
of the cooperated industries In
the Ainswurth Exchanges has had no
effect on prices or distribution of
products in New York one way or
apother it is either because there has
not yet been time to demonstrate the
effect of these changes of policy or
because the members of the exchanges
arc not In good faith performing
their promises made to the ;
t'ntil the laws are altered so as to
provide for governmental supervision
of these masquerading price fixing
associations, and until the machinery
is set up In connection with 3uch laws
V" "St..!. tu?it- <-nn tie scruti
nlzed so as to prevent them from
fleecing the public, every effort will
be made to punish the offenders? I
especially those who deliberately offend
In disregard of their promises of
reform. I am hopeful that as a result
of our labors some such legislation
will be secured, but meantime I
strongly advise you not to take too
much encouragement from the disjointed
and ill considered observations
of public officials who are not
looking at the subject from the point
of view w hich tlie !aw regards it.
The more 1 study this subject the
more firmly I become convinced day
by day ttiat these trade associations
a re the biggest factors in the high
cost of living and that until they arc
either destroyed or regulated by law
the people will get no substantial
The Interview with Attorney-General
u ? -- V?i Mr \fr-k'pri'h
i 'a jk'iti i ciciicu i>j
was understood to have been one in
which Sir. Dauglierty pointed out that
many trade combinations complained of j
were careful to keep Just within the law i
by camouflaging their price fixing activi- ,
ties under some other characterization.
Some of the laws, it was suggested,
might have to be made more stringent
before successful prosecutions on any
large scale could h? undertaken.
Keeking Federal Prosecutions.
Mr. Untermyer will have a conference
to-day wtth United States District At- j
torney William Hayward to work out a ,
plan for Federal prosecution of the ce- ,
ment and other building material combinations
engaged in interstate com- 1
merce against whom Indictments have,
been or are expected to be found. Mr.
TTntermyer believes that little more than j
the evidence adduced before the Lock? ~~-1
mt.?**Htl W.. necessary for I
the Federal Orand Jury to And indictments
in the cases of twenty or more !
combinations whose activities have been ]
Already >lr. Untermyer is in receipt '
of a number of letters from insurance I
companies heretofore barred from doing
business in New York by the rules of
the New York Fire Insurance Exchange.
These companies want to know howsoon
it will be before they will be permitted
to hang out their signs, since the
exchange has agreed to admit all companies
licensed by the State Insurance
department without discrimination.
This. Mr. Untermyer says, already Is
having its effect upon rates for New
York city risks, a downward revision of '
which already is under way.
Telegrams wera sent by Mr. Untermyer
yesterday in bebalf of the committee
to the District Attorney of Erie
county and the United States Attorney
at Buffalo requesting assurances of active
cooperation by the local authorities
when the committee goes into action
there next week. The Buffalo trip Is
undertaken at the urgent demand of the
city authorities and the Buffalo delegation
in the legislature. Conditions In
the building trades there are said to be i
ven worse than they have been shown I
to be in New York, with the "brick
trust" one of the worst offenders. The J
(lemarOS OT inr puouc aumonm-ii nmvc |
been supplemented by urgent requests i
h I so from civic organisations that want !
n housecleanlni? and alao by the Buffalo j
Board of Education.
Improperly Wired Pretext for
Defrauding Women.
Chicago, June 10.?Evidence that a |
business agent for the Fixture Hangers'
Union waa Instrumental In defrauding
the Woman's Exchange, a charitable organization
founded to furnish employment
to widowed mothers at their homes,
was the basis for an indictment today,
according to a statement given out by
ieorgc E. Gorman. Assistant Plate's Attorney.
Testimony quoted by Gorman was to '
the effect that a n?w had pla<?<J
with the Woman'* Eiehanfe an order
for 1.400 portable bedroom lamp*, fancy i
shades for which were to be made by the
women employed at their homes by the
The testimony brought out that Fred
Meder. for the Fixture Hangers' Union,
instated the lamps had been made by
non-union labor and were not properly
wired. Further testimony waa that the
himps were rewired at a coat of $5?0, |
but that the business agent and hia
associates demanded between $1,400 and
$1,500 for the lamps. Testimony was
that they pocketed the difference.
City Hold Law Removing
W mtmti IVna 11 nmnxt it tit innnl
The Board of Estimate voted yesterday
to pay the M6 employees of the
Transit Commission, whose salaries
have been held up by the city since
they were taken over from the oil
Public Hervlce Commission on the
around that no-appropriation w?t available
for their pay. They are to be
paid, however, not upon request of
tha Transit Commission, but upon approval
of John H. Delaney, formerly
Transit Construction Commissioner,
who, the city contends, has been removed
from his office by an unconstitutional
The Corporation Counsel was Instructed
to Inform the Appellate Division
of the Huprenie Court that the.
action was taken, but that the city
does not waive its contention of unconstitutionality.
Prealdent Indnrled Into Honorary
Washington, June 10. ? President
Wardln* was the *uaet to-nlyht of Columbia.
Commandery No. 2. Knljchts
Templar, by whom he was Inducted into
honorary membership. .Similar honor
was paid by the local Commandery to
Oeorae Christian, the President's Secretary.
and to (Jen. flewve-. ' e peri anal
A delegation of Knlffhts from Marlon,
chin, the President's home, was present
and participated in the ceremonies.
' |
Supreme Court Pules Single |
Member Can not Compel
Deputy to Testify. j
Probers Hear of $100 Bills
Given to Cops?Crooked
Taxi Men Sought.
Searchers Seek Information on
Issue of Permits to Men of
Criminal Habits.
' I
The first distinct setback the joint j
legislative investigating committee has
received since it began its proceedings ,
in camera, examining witnesses under i
oath before "subcommittees" consisting
sometimes of only one meml>er.
was received yesterday when Supreme |
Court Justice Edward G. Whitaker decided
that John A. Eeach. acting Police
Commissioner, was within his rights
in declining to answer questions put
to him by such a subcommittee consisting
only of Senator Schuyler M.
Meyer, chairman of the committee.
This decision will have a material
influence upon the proceedings of the
committee, but when the decision was
announced it was too late to obtain
from Chairman Meyer or his associates
a forecast of just what the result of
the decision would be.
Ex-Senator Elon R. Brown, chief
counsel for the committee, had depended
upon this small subcommittee scheme
for examining witnesses privately and
thus laying a foundation for the public
nearlngs to begin toward tlie era or tuts
month. Mr Brown clamped down the j
silence lid before he left town Thursday j
and enjoined the necessity for strict adherence
to the secret subcommittee plan .
of examining witnesses.
Mum was the password all day at 38
Park row and among the various counsel
of the committee, but it was learned
that a start was made upon the Department
of Licenses, of which John F. Gilchrist
Is Commissioner. Subpoenas calling
for the production of all records relating
to the revocation of licenses, the
refusal to issue them, and particularly
the Issuance of all licenses to taxicab
chauffeurs, were served upon Gilchrist i
and investigators for the committee set
to work upon these records immediately.
Looking for Tnslenh Pirates.
Chief Magistrate McAdoo, Judge Rosalskv
In General Sessions and other
Judicial officer?! have made severe strictures
recently upon the manner of issuing
taxicab licenses, asserting that
chauffeurs with known criminal records
had been licensed and had robbed and
beaten their fares.
Commissioner Gilchrist, replying to
these charges, has maintained that in all
such cases the chauffeur, if operating i
with a license, had procured one by
fraud, under an alias or from some other
license holder, and that In fact the men
charged with such crimes were generally
found to be driving without any license.
Commissioner Gilchrist established the
finger print system of Identifying all applicants
for taxicab licenses more than
a year ago, and before granting any
sucli license now the application is sent
to the finger print bureau at Police
Headouarters for examination. If it is
returned with a "record," showing that
the applicant had been convicted of a
crime, the application is refused.
But there are other reasons. It is understood.
for the Meyer committee's interest
in the license department. Among
the many classes of licenses Issued are |
those to proprietors of massage parlors |
and to operators In such establishments. |
The parlors carry a $10 license and each i
operator pays $3 for the privilege.
It Is known that information has been i
furnished to the committee through one |
of Its assistant counsel, who is said to :
have talked the matter over with Sen- ;
ator Brown, to the effect that police of- :
fleers, both In plain clothes and in uni- j
form, have grafted upon the proprietors '
and operators in massage parlors. The ,
practice, as alleged to the committee, :
has been for a police officer to "inspect" :
these parlors and then summons the pro- |
prietor to court for an alleged violation of
city ordinances, such, for Instance, as
failure to exhibit properly the necessary i
>?nse. So far the action of the police j
officer may be looked upon as quite j
But wh?n the proprietress of the m??i \
sage parlor?most of them are women? |
foun<1 herself confronted with the necessity
of appearing In court, ahe uaually i
Hot "soared" and proved an eaay victim
for a 11?0 bill folded Inalde the summons
aid handed hack to the officer.
If ahe didn't scare, so the committee f
la Informed, her case was called and ad- '
Journed a few times, on one pretext or
another, until In sheer weariness at losing
so much time away from her business.
together with the knowledge that
another summons probably would be
forthcoming very soon, she would accede
to the suggestion and give up a sum
running generally from $50 to $150, according
to the needs of the officer and
the financial condition of the victim.
Pramenpa Against Kickers.
If any real fight developed against the
system. It Is explained, the summons
?omplalnt would be dropped and a
framed-up or real case of unlawful use
of the massage parlor made the subject
of a more serious charge.
Ex-Senator Brown Is said to have
teen deeply Interested In the recital of
how this alleged graft system Is worked,
as Indicating a deep seated evil condition
In the Police Department. It la said that
"bad givers up" among the massage parlor
p'C.y;". ?.ui s have found their licenses
revoked upon police allegations which
they had no opportunity to refute. The
committee will make an extensive Inquiry
Into this alleged system. It Is said.
Before Justice Whltaker's decision hecame
known. Chairman Meyer and Cor( oration
Counsel O'Brien had another of
their typewriter tiffs. The ehntrman announced
that In future no assistants of
Mr. O'Brien would be permitted to Attend
any of the suheommlttec hearings,
which had been allowed In some cases
where city officials or employees were
being examined. Senator Meyer said
that the presence of the aaelatants to the
Corporation Counsel had been allowed as
a courtesy to Mr. O'Brien, but as they
had shown themselves on several occasions
to be merely "obstructlonlets" It
had been decided henceforth to exclude
j them.
The Corporation Couneel said thai he
! was not surprised that the committee
was going to make "Its Illegal subcommittee
hearings still more Illegal hy
refusing witnesses the privilege of counsel."
Chairman Meyer declared that no
witness before a legislative committee
was entitled to cognsel.
Justice Whltak'f did not pass upon
V *
any question save one, whether Chairman
Meyer could constitute himself a
subcommittee of one for the purpose
of examining witnesses under oath.
Deputy Leach had refused to take the
oath before Chairman Meyer as such
subcommittee. \
The court poinfts out that in appointing
Chairman Meyer a subcommittee of
one to name the members and outline
the work of other subcommittees the
Legislature merely intended the chairman
to act as a subcommittee for that
purpose and not to act as an examining
subcommittee in his own person.
The legislative law, section 61, provides
that all such subcommittees shall
consist of at least three members of the
whole committee. Justice Whitaker says,
and the Legislature in appointing the
present committee "could not and did
not repeal this statute." The opinion
"It would be contrary to usual cus
tum, an<l in rhe court'* opinion to sound
public policy, in cases like the" present
for the committee to delegate its powers
to one individual member in matters
that require the exercise of judgment
an! discretion.
'Ip so far as sitting in open or secret
session, I think that is a matter
entirely within the best judgment and
discretion of the whole or a sub committee."
Corporation Counsel O'th'ien, after
reading the decision, gave out anothef
statement expressing his gratification
over it as sustaining his attitude toward
the secret examination of city employees
and officials before Chairman Meyer as
a subcommittee in himself.
Gives Cheek for $23,000 to
Court 'Under Protest.'
Philadelphia. June 10.?Mrs. Emma
C. Bergdoll. mother of the Bergdoll
brothers, convicted army deserters, saved
herself and her four codefendants
charged with conspiracy to aid Grover
and Krwin K. Bergrtoii to evade army
service from going to jail by paying today
$23,000 in fines recently Imposed by
the United States District Court here.
A certified check was given to the
clerk of the court "under protest." It is
understood an appeal from the conviction
will be taken.
On May 17. after >?rs. Bergdoll had
heard sentence imposed by Judge Dickinson
In the United States District Court,
a reporter asked her if she intended to
pay the fine.
"Never." she asserted. "Never will I
pay a fine. Perhaps I shall go to Jail.
Maybe I would be better off."
Law Is Interpreted by State
Special Despatch to This New Voek Herald.
?w York Herald Bureau, !
Albany. Juno 10. (
Members of the State Soldier Bonus
Commission ruled to-day that Red Cross
nurses, unless actually In the Federal
service during the war, were not eligible
to the State soldiers bonus.
The law requires that those benefiting
from it must have been enlisted, inducted.
warranted or commissioned into
the Federal service, and that provision,
it is held, takes away from the nurses
the light to the bonus compensation, as
most of them were members of an organization
which was merely affiliated
with the Federal service and not a part
of It.
"I would like" to see every man or
woman who did his or her bit in the
world's great crisis and who suffered in
the great cause rewarded," said Attorney-General
Charles D. Newton, "but in
the present juncture the commission
must be guided by the terms of the law,
although It may appear that its provisions
do not reach all worthy Individuals
'He's Not a Simpleton,' He
Says in Alimony Plea.
Special Peipafrh to The New York Hbiai o
Chicago, June 10. ? "Peggy Hopkins
Joyce stands before this court presumably
Innocent and pure, and entitled
to plenty of money for defence.
"They'll paint her ad black as they
can. But when they're trying to make
her out a charlatan, an adventuress, a
Magdalene; when they're picturing ner
as a vampire, a siren, an encnantress of
innocent young men. remember that
when James Stanley Joyce left the arms
and caresses of others to take up his
new plaything, he wasn't the poor simpleton
he has represented himself to be."
In these words, in Judge Sabath's
court to-day, Weymouth Kirkland. attorney
for "Peggy of the Follies,"
closed his argument In her suit for
$10,000 a month alimony and $100,000
solicitor's fees.
The rase was continued until next
Must Prove Edison Wrong,
Says Dr. Macintoch.
Haver roan, Pa.. June 10.?College
graduates must prove that Thomag A.
Kdlson was wrong when he made the
statement that college men are failures.
r>r. John Alexander Macintoch of the
McCormlck Theological Seminary, Chi
< ago, aeciareu io-asy ?i mt commencement
exercises st Haverford College.
"Edison has made the charge that eellege
nien more or leaa are fallurea," he
said "The late Edward H. Harrtman
yeara ago pointed out why a college
man apparently make* lege success than
a high school graduate Immediately
after leaving school. The college graduate
Is capable of attaining higher placra
In the world later In life.*'
Kin of Mpea Iter of Hooae Kllln t.lrl
With Antomohlle.
ftptMNortgt.n. Mass., June 10.?Miss
J.ucy D. Glllett, sister of Speaker Olllett
of the National House of Representatives,
was arrested to-night by
Chlcopee police officers on a charge of
manslaughter after an automobile which
she was driving ran over Irene Cote, 12
years old. In Chlcopee road late thlt
Miss Olllett was released later under
ball of jn.ooo for appaarance In Chlcopec
District Court to-morrow. Miss Oillett
was overcome after the accident,
.She. told officers she was driving slowly,
hut that the girl ran suddenly In fronl
of the machine and was slruek.
LEHIGH GETS $600,000 *
Uenrral Education llonrd and far
Hcthi.bhcm, Pa., June 10.?Hubscrlp,
Hon of 1250,000 each toward additions
endowment fund for l.ehlgh University
by the General Education Board estal>
llehed by John D. Rockefeller and th?
'"arnegin t'orporatlon waa announcer
here to-night at the annual dinner ol
the Institution's alumni by Pr. Henry ft
I Drinker, President Emeritus of the unh
I varsity.
j Committee Sets a Delegate for
Each 1,500 Votes in District,
Also Two Sovereignties.
koenig Wins Fight for New
Plan?Calder Shows UpState
j The bantu of representation In the Republican
State Convention next year?
I the first official convention to be held
since direct primaries were adopted In
19X4?was fixed yesterday by the Rcnuhliran
Stints fnmmlttnn nt a aneoial
meeting in the National Republican
Club. It is as follows:
Each Assembly district shall have
two delegates for sovereignty nnd one
i additional for each 1,600 votes or major
' fiaction thereof cast for the last Republican
candidate for Governor.
It was figured roughly last night this
would make a convention of between
1,160 and 1,200, of which 383 would come
' from New York city, divided by counties
as follows: New York. 137; Kings.
149; The Bronx, 46; Queens, 41, and
Richmond, li.
j This would compare with tiie 1930 (
j unofficial convention, when New York
county had 123 delegates, Kings 142; I
j The Bronx, 40; Queens* 35, and Richmond,
8; a total of 348. The total nun:I
ber of delegates in the convention was
j 1,108. The basis under which It was
. former! wa u nna hoiao-o fo trw ahv*ml(rntv
I " ? - ""
I and one additional for each 1,000 votea
or major fraction thereof cast for the
last Republican candidate for Governor.
Dsell Is Elected Treasurer.
Charles H. Duell, a lawyer, whose
friendship with Col. Roosevelt grot him
into a controversy with Gov. Whitman
several years afro, was elected treasurer
of the State Committee to succeed Joseph
E. Davis. His home is in Westchester
It was decided that the State Committee
should issue the call for the conventions
in the various judleiary d.'stricts
this fail, and that each one should
be held on September 20. Represematives
from each district fixed the basis
of representation on which the conventions
should be made up.
The First, Second, Fifth. Sixth and
Ninth Judiciary districts adopted the
State convention basis. The Third and
Fourth will have one delegate from each
Assembly district and an additional
delegate for each 4,000 votes. The Seventh
and Eighth districts will have one
delegate from each Assembly district
and one additional for each 5,000 vo.es.
j The State chaitman was authorized to
name persons to call each convention
to order.
Ellis J. Staley, formerly Surrogate of
Albany county, who is being groomed
as the leader there in (dace of William
Rarnes, was made a member of the 8ta;e
Committee in place of William A. Glenn.
William A. Wygant was substituted for
John B. Corwln.
Victory for Kornlg,
Increasing the size of the State conj
ventlon was a victory for Samuel S.
i k'tMiniir Th. nrieinsl nhan wn v in rive
j each Assembly district one delegate for
sovereignty and one additional for each
2,000 votes. He wanted a larger convention
and urged 1,000 as the baste. The
compromise was reached before the,
meeting opened, som? of the up-State
leaders being won over by Koenlg. The
former say In the future It will be Impossible
to hold spring conventions in
Presidential years in New York city because
the larger number of delegates
could not be accommodated on the main
floor of Carnegie Hall, the only place
Talks with some of the more powerful
up-Htate leaders would indicate that
Senator Calder will be able to win renomination
next year in spite of the
movement against him.
"I am for Calder," said Frederick
Grelner of Buffalo. "He deserves renomlnation
and will be selected again.
In my Judgment."
Rhlnelander Waldo, who is a candidate
for Governor-General of the Philippines,
was in the grill room of the club
while the Htate committeemen were
gathering. It is said he needs the Indorsement
of the organization. Although
a Democrat, Mr. Waldo supported Prcsl|
dent Harding.
Toledo Maniac Had Made
Fortress of Attic.
Toi.xdo, Oldc, June 10. ? Disovcry of
approximately 500 round* of arnmunl1
Hon and a number of guns of various descriptions
in the death chamber of James
Kelley, maniac, who yesterday killed two
policemen, defied a hundred other officers
for more than two hours and then
i terminated the tragic warfare by committing
suicide, was announced this
! morning by detectives.
A search of the dead man's personal
belongings revealed numerous letters and
catalogues from firearms companies,
which showed that Kelly had been seek!
ing prices on every description of rifle,
revolver and firearms.
, There was a huge corn cutter, sharpened
to a rasor edge. In the bedroom.
which Kelly had converted Into a fortr'-sa
A .38 police revolver, a Colta .45
I and a .82 pistol were found on the bed
heebie the lunatic's body when the police
smashed their way Into the barricaded
com when Kelly fired a bullet through
his own heart after feja body had been
pierced three times by Machine gun bul[
If ts fired by police.
Lad in Serious Condition as
Result of Prank.
Sprrial Pf.'pahli In Tiis Naw Yo?k Hmui.d.
New Lpnpow, Conn.. June 10.?O-orgc
1 Coml. 12. Is In a serious condition following
an attack of hysterics brought on
when three of his playmates attacked
htm Wednesday on the grounds at Knrt
Qrlswold. j-emoved his shoes and tickled
his fe-'t
He was found In a helpless condition
by an officer at the fort, and a physician
worked over him all night trying
to relieve hltn. He la recovering slowly.
Wahsaw. lnd., June 10.?Virgil DeckI
er, nineteen-year-old farmer youth, was
' found guilty of murder In the first de.
gr?ie In connection with the death of
> Leroy I-ovett, his chum, by a Jury In
I Circuit Court here to-night. He was
C -entenccd to life Imprisonment.
The Jiity was out Icsa than three
hours and recked a terdlct on Ui? fifth
j Will Try Again to Agree on
j Candidate to Oppose Tammany's
I William Church Osborn Believed
to Be the Tammany
Choice for Senator.
Sprrial t'r?patrh to Tim N*w Yobk Himaio.
i Straovpk. June 10.?There Is trouble
| ahead for Charles F. Murphy before he
' can put through his programme of naming
George Van Namee for chairman of
the Democratic State Committee,. UpState
leaders who were silenced by fright
j In their conference yesterday became
bolder to-day and asserted they were
going to make another effort to get together
on a candidate for the chairmanship
to oppose Murphy's selection.
It Is regarded as certain that the Murphy
plan looks to the nomination of Alfred
E. Smith for Governor. William
Church Osborn is believed to be the
Tammany choice for nomination as
United States Senator but that will meet
with much opposition up-State where the
loaders vkv that If the nominee for Gov
ernor Is to come from New York City the
second piace should go to a man more
distinctly labeled up-State than Mr. Osborn
whose residence is Dutchess
county, but whose business is in Manhattan.
The principal result achieved by the
midsummer gathering of the Democratic
leaders appears to have been to demonstrate
the sad plight of their party.
With the county and municipal elections
and the choice of a new legislature at
hand, the Democrats are weakened by
the strength of the Republican Administration
and the lack of a cause.
Charles A. Norris of Carthage is the
choice of the Democratic leaders in the
centra! and northern part of the State
to oppose Van Namee. Mr. Morris gave
no encouragement to the movement on
his behalf.
Democrats In the un-State localities are
talking fusion as the best method of
making a showing in the fall elections.
Even the leaders, who are 100 per cent,
organization men, are trying to find
some dissatisfied Republican and independent
elements with which to combine
in the hope of making some kind of 3
showing In November.
The leaders have their coats oif and
are prepared to put in a hard summer's
work politically in the hope of strengthening
their organizations in some of the j
districts where there is something left
to build upon. The campaign will consist
chiefly of assailing Gov. Miller's
turn ntNns RURNF.n
Soldiers Overcome in Fighting
Blaze?Loss $200,000.
| Niagara Falls, N. Y., June 11 (Sat|
urday).?Fire that started shortly beI
fore last midnight destroyed halt a
S dozen buildings at Fort Niagura and
at 1 o'clock this morning was still uurning.
Several soldiers of the Twentysecond
Infantry were overcome while
fighting the Are. but one. Private John
C. Seely, was In a serious condition. Patients
In the fort hospital, one of the
first building)* to catch fire, were carried
out In safety.
The buildings destroyed were the cantonment
buildings, put up during the'
war and ueed in the reserve officers'
training camps. Officers estimated that
the damage would exceed $200,000.
Soldiers at the fort, aided by firemen
sent from Niagara F"alls. were trying at
1:30 to savs the old barracks and the
j officers' homes.
1 Administration Encouraged in
Its Preliminary Steps.
Wash'JJoton, June 10.?Informal responses
of a favorable character have
been received here from several of the
(tovernments to which the United States
recently addressed Informally the suggestion
for International negotiations regarding
Although nothing of a definite character
has been' done In the way of actual
diplomatic discussions, the Intimations
received here are understood to
have encouraged the Administration in
Its preliminary steps toward a disarmament
conference. It was indicated to-day
that considerable time might be required
to actually bring such a conference
il wan noi r*ve**j?-u uwu wndi nations
the responses had come
A bandons Super - Battleships
and Battle Cruisers.
By the Aeeociated I'rete.
Paris, June 10.?The Chamber of Dep.
utles to-night adopted the, naval programme
preaentod Thursday by Deputy
Paul Denlae. reporter for the Naval
Commission, by 408 to 12S
The programme abandons the ronstruetlon
of super-be ttleehip* and battle
cruisers on the principle that France,
being a pacific nation, needed a navy for
coast defence, not for offensive warfare.
It calls for the construction of six light
cruisers, twelve destroyers, twelve torpedo
boats and thirty-six submarines at
an approximate cost of 1,116.000,000
Resignation Accepted; Senator
Davenport May Succeed.
I Sprrtnl De.'ibsfeh in Tub Nbw Ynsu Hbsalp.
STitACUSt;. June 10.?Resignation of
James Roscoe Day chancellor of Syracuse
University was accepted by the
board of trustees to-day, effective on
the naming of his successor. The trustees
voted to make him chancellor
emeritus at a salary of $7,500 a year
for life. Dean Henry A Perk of the
College of Ulberal Arts was elected vicechancellor
nnd Dr. William 11. Mentrler
: named dean to succeed Dr. Peck.
\ The report of Treasurer W. U. Basi
sett showed a $310,00(1 deflclt for the
I last fourteen months and a total debt of
I $1,500,000
I There, ta talk in some quarters o(
Senator Frederick ,M. Davenport as a
j successor to Chancjj'lot Day.
, 1921.
Home of Ohio Prosecutor Is
Wrecked, hut No One Hurt.
New Philadelphia, Ohio, June JO.? j
Attempts) were made by bomb throwers
early to-day to kill Russell Bowers,
prosecuting attorney of Tuscarawas
county, and L. O. Haug. safety director
of Dover, both active In enforcement of
the prohibition laws.
A dynamite bomjs was theewn on the
front porch of the Bowers home in New
Philadelphia early this morning from a
passing automobile. It exploded, blowing
the porch to splinters and wrecking
the house. No one was injured. A
DoniD also was tnrown on me porcn or
| the Hang home In Dover, but the fuse
I did not burn.
Authorities placed Nick Nigro and
hia son Chauneey under arrest as susi
Legislation Called a Menace to 4
* (
Industry and Handicap to :
National Defence.
The new A'olstaad bill was declared '
a menace to industry and the national j
defence, and the Anti-Saloon League '
cnargea witn nampering me cnemical
industries, at a protest meeting held j
last night by (he New York section of
the American Chemical Society in Rum- '
ford Hall.
Manufacturing chemists who addressed <
the1' meeting*declared that the proposed 1
legislation would handicap the manufacture
of dyes, work injury to the high j
explosives industry, cripple the development
of chemical warfare In America
and prevent the carrying out of many j
processes essential to manufacturers. It
was stated that under the new Volstead
bill there might not be enough alcohol
available for manuracturing the celluloid
Alms of the motion pictures.
The speakers were Dr. Martin H. Ittner,
chief chemist of Colgate & Co., and
chairman of the committee on industrial
alcohol of the American Chemical
Society: W. L. Crounse, counsel for the
National Wholesale Druggists Association;
K. M. Boyles, chief chemist of McCormick
& Co., Inc., and Alfred D. Van
Buren, counsel of the legal division of
the Internal Revenue Bureau. A paper
frnm Mr- \l C U'liilitir nfO.U?nt nt
the United States Industrial Chemical 1
Company, was read. Dr. John E. Tee- 1
pie was chairman.
The chiqf /quarrel which the chemists 1
have with the proposed legislation is '
that "it turns the users of industrial
alcohol, bound hand and foot, over to
the Prohibition Commissioner, to be dependent
upon his judgment concerning
the amount of alcohol they may use in
their businesses." s
Dr. Whltaker said: "The entire disregard
of the right of existence of alcohol,
the chemical, tor Industrial purposes
can only be explained on the assumption
that prohibition enforcement
officials are totally lacking in knowledge
of its industrial relations to chemical
industry, to their home comforts, to
tho ViPnltli of fViomboIi'ob a rtrl ih*li< fum.
ilies, to the progress of science and to
national defence. Granting this ignorance,
it Is not surprising that they believe
and advocate, as the best method
of enforcing prohibition, the complete
extermination of all alcohol."
Dr. Whitaker pointed out that the exhaustion
of petroleum, looked for within
twenty years, wUl necessitate the use
of alcohol for liquid fuel.
Mr. Crounse asserted that while reputable
firms, under the present act, were
having serious difficulty In obtaining
alcohol, 12,000 fake manufacturers. 4,000
of them in New York, had no difficulty
in obtaining all they wanted. "We need
a housecleaning in the whole matter of
enforcement of the Volstead act," he
said, "and instead we are getting a law
whioh is even more uncompromising
and unfair."
Mr. Boyles said the Anti-Saloon
League and Internal Revenue officials
have lost sight of the fact that in dealing
with the chemical manufacturer
and the food manufacturer they arc not
dealing with the saloonkeeper.
For Me
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I Finished WorsU
I Blue Serges
I ' Flannels
Penal Stripes
I Herringbones
I Cheriots
I Single-Breasteds
Men's Models
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Roy A. Havnes Takes Over Dry
Law Enforcement of Nation
Wayne B. Wheeler Charges
' Financiers Are Behind
'Bootleggers' Trust.
Special Drtpotch to The New York Herald.
S>?' York Hrrnld Bureau, )
)T?*hlniton. I>. June 10. t
Hoy A. Haynes, new Federal Prohibi
lion Commissioner, to succeed John K.
Kramer, will take over that office tomorrow.
He is under orders from Revenue
Commissioner Blair to complete reorganization
of the prohibition enforcement
with the least possible delay. One
of the earliest appointments will be that
of a new Federal supervising agent at
Mew York. That announcement is expected
in a day or two.
Haynes received a big sendoff from the
Wl-,.-?o ? _ '
?ral counsel of the Anti-Saloon league, 1
thus nlsed up the new liquor law chief:
"Mr. Haynea is very acceptable to the
prohibition forces and to th? friends of !
law and ordtr. Hu is honest, courageous,
snergetlc and effective. We have every
reason to believe he will make a good
prohibition commissioner."
The new commissioner enters office at '
a. moment when the affairs of that office
are tn a topsy turvy condition. The
perscnnel of the field forces is at a low
?bb, through the dropping of most of .
the dry law agents?for lack of funds to
pay salaries up to July 1.
While Mr. Haynes goes through the
process of assimilating some of the :
basic ideas of enforcement from his
predecessor, there probably will be no '
official announcement from him on his
policy. i
He comes to the office with a record
pf having been a leading figure In temperance
affairs and In the work of the
Anti-Saloon League in Ohlio. It is sigoificant,
however, that on the eve of
a king- office many of the old rules or
i restrictive character Issued by the
Kramer organization are being thrown
iside and new orders, more liberal, are
supplanting them.
High official sources are responsible 1
ror the statemont that despite Mr.
hfayties's active career as a temperance
vorker there will be less interference
in thf future from prohibitionists in
framing rules to govern permltees under
.he permissive provisions of the Volstead
All rules originating In the enforcement
unit are to be carefully analysed
ay legal advisers of both Sectretary
Two New ^
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To the man w
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standards ? in
todel* design, in wc
irschbaum Tuxedo? or Fu
regit (coat and trousers) special t
(5. Slight charge for alteration
rn Brotl
(Between Fifth and Sixth Avenue)
Mellon and Commissioner Blair to determine
their status and their oorreetnesa
'as Interpretations of the dry law.
That is plainly indicated by Mr. Blair's
refusal to sign a tentative draft of regulations'
authorizing beer manufacture
and sale for medical uses beoayse it did
not conform to the Palmer opinion.
A big "bootleggers' trust," the operations
of which are nationwide, has been
formed with the backing of certain
brewers and men prominent In financial
affairs in some large cities, Wayne B.
Wheeler charged to-day before the
House Rules Committee.
"This bootlegging combination, in
which men of large financial means are
interested, constitutes one of the great- i
est menaces to prohibition enforcement," j
Mr. Wheeler eaid. "Its main purpose - J
to break down prohibition enforcemen' ^
Mr. Wheeler did not mention tl D
names of the financial men and did no
name any cities in which he believe?*
"the trust" operates. He made the M
prompt action on the Volstead supple- |
mental prohibition bill tightening; up the I
dry law.
Gov. Edwards Accepts Invitation
to Review It.
Jersey City is to have an anti-prohlbltlon
parade July 4 and Gov. Edwards
has written to the director of the Hudson
county branch of the National Association
Against the Prohibition Amendment
accepting an invitation to review
"If it is humanly possible," the Governor
wrote, "I will be with you July 4.
While I am a thorough advocate of all
laws, it is nevertheless our duty as citizens
when we are convinced of an unrighteous
law on our statute books to
use our best endeavors by every honorable
means to remove it."
Women are to be invited to march in
the parade. The cxpenses^are to he
rinanced by popular subssrlption, as in
New York.
Miss Belle Norton, chairman of the
women's division of the New York parade,
announced yesterday that within
the last few days she has received 300
more applications from- women to march.
Mount Vernon Man's Pocket
Bultred With Find.
Policeman Smith of Mount Vernon
found a bottle of whiskey bulging the
pocket of Charles E. Morse of 472 South
Third street. Mount Vernon, last night
and asked him how he came into. possession
of it. Said Morse : j
"I had a. sream laat night that thers I
was a bottle of booze buried in a lot. and fi
I wasj so Impressed by the dream that to- a,
day I went to the lot and sure enough I
found this bottle of whiskey buried."
Nevertheless Morse was arrested and
charged with violating ,the State prohibition
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