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Cloudy to-day; to-morrow unsettled with probable showers; mild temperature. Highest temperature yesterday, 74; lowest, 63. Detailed weather reports will be found on editorial pas*. THE NEW YORK HERALD ICOPTRIGHT, 1921, BY THE SUN-HERALD CORPORATION! THE BEST IN !T5 HISTORY. The New York Herald, with all that was best of The Sun intertwined with it. and the whoie revitalized, is a bigger atia better and sounder newspaper than ever before. VOL. LXXXVI.?NO. 18?DAILY. NEW YORK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1921.-B,,JS?Do&<gc^& <?S5. V1?* PRICE TWO CENTS f IN NEW YORK CITY. (. FOUR CENTS EL. ENT8 MTI.E3. L \V < (KB 8. DEVALERA IN MOVE TO RESUME PARLEYS WITH LLOYD GEORGE Telegraphs British Premier He Only Meant to Make Irish Position Clear. A MATTER OF PHRASING One Says 'Republic,' Other 'No Republic,' but Really Not Far Apart. NEITHER WANTS A BREAK London Paper Calls Difference One of Form Rather Than Substance. i ? Special Cabte to Tub NbW Yook Hchai.d. Copyright, lOt,, by Thj, Nbw Yo?k Hr.iald. New York Ilrrnld Rurean. ) I<ondon. JScpt. 16. J With both Irish and British opin ion. expressed through every possible channel, calling loudly for Irish peace, Eamon de Valera to-day took the first step in resuming the nego tiations. He telegraphed to Premier Lloyd George at Gairlock declaring Ireland's future required that before her representatives entered any con ference the position of the Irish peo ple should be made clear. The communication of the Irish President" and the circumstances under which it was sent have strengthened the opinion that the situation is far from hopeless and that both sides are striving to avoid * rupture. Mr. de Valera's note read: 1 received your telegram last Bight and am surprised that you do not see that if we on our side accepted a conference on the basis I of your letter of September 7 j without making our position quite 1 clear Ireland's representatives v. ould enter the conference with their position misunderstood and tile cause of Ireland's right irrep arohly prejudiced. Throughout the correspondence that has taken place you have defined your Gov ernment's position. We have de fined ours. " the positions were not so i definitely opposed there would in deed be no problem to be dis cussed. It should be obvious that ! In a case like ours if there Is to be any result the negotiators must meet without prejudice and un trammeled by any conditions whatever except those imposed by the facts as they know them." In a general sense the negotiations are now bang up against a difficulty which has been barring a settlement for months. Actunlly the two posi tions are not far apart. But each side has taken a definite political stand upon certain catchwords?De! Valera's Is "the republic," Lloyd I George's "no republic"-and the for mula has not yet been found to recon cile the two. ?o?h Would Avoid Break. De Valera's letter to-day coming on top of a wave of resentment over the Prospect of breaking off the Irish tiuce expressed throughout the Brit ish Isles?with the exception of Bel fast and the London Momint, Post? taken with the. lack of finality of Mr. telegram calling off froth sides want to avoid a break. Tt vould be futile to say now that It will ?cess t? r?ult> ? the no m Ca" *rac-fu,,y abandon the position which each has main tained on a heroic scale for months If Mr. de Valera in his letter to-day could have said what is the fact, that 'we'll accept some form of allegiance from the British Empire If adequate liberties under that plan are assured," It would be easy for the Premier to I accept. If Mr. Lloyd George could say what ?s equally the fact: "All right, come ,8,k' 't over." It would be easy for Mr. de Valera. *"t both sides insist on going to the conference with the flags flyInr, whether they are nailed to the mast op not One extremely hopeful element " *,r" D<> Valera's letter Is that It <rr "" r"f'ronc*' ln defining his i,.. ,i ?n th" negotiations. "Vlng out any reference to the rlRht* 8 desires and Irrevocable determi nations of the Irish people. Mora Gcorwe fo Try What he 1? plainly trying to , ?.t Is - opportunity to send his "roverelgn" The rZt ^"'P^ntiArle,, into nd TwmT hl" hnrK?'?. nnd It Mill be a shrewd move the,, to ,0 thp Irlf,h .wf 1? T1rCOf "rMont ?t>l'the 'eo'Jnen rn1(?,lt'' to press for breaking ofT tho n? rcr-or;1 'ru"ch,n* "p?" ^ p*c. ifuatlon of Ireland. But w-lint Ur.?.n. most llhely to happen Is that Mr Lloyd ;?x "Z,r ;\fo frnmp a n-w ??*?. lertn e ?.L ^ C?mC ,n,? th? ^n wrtni.e with your weverelgn flag fly Ceniitiucrt on Sovonth Page. 19TH HOLE IS VOLSTEADED BY NORTH HEMPSTEAD CLUB Board of Governors Tells Members They Must Do Their Drinking at Home?Familiar Post Mortem in Locker Rooms Hard Hit by New Order. The nineteenth hole, which?say it 'ow ttill open in many a place where golfers congregate in this more or less arid land, has been definitely closed no far as the North Hempstead Country Club is concerned. Such members as didn't know it have re cently been apprised of the fact by the receipt of the following printed postcard: Enforcement of the Volstead Act By North Hempstead Country Club. By order of the board of gov ernors members of the North Hempstead Country Club are here by notified that the Volstead act will be enforced by the club. No member shall bring intoxicating liquors into the clubhouse or on the club property. North Hempstead Country Club. So far as public recora goes this is the only country club near New York which has taken this action. The gov ernors of the North Hempstead club, which is near Port Washington, came to their decision last month. The presi dent. John H. Love of Ro.slyn, said when The New York Herald asked him nbout It last night: "We did this because, while prohibi tion is the law of our country, it is Ihe right thing to do. The members must obey the law, resign or be thrown out. None of them has resigned or been expelled; all are obeying the Jaw. Our club has a family atmosphere and there is general agreement that the governors have acted wisely. For one thing, drinking in country clubs is unnecessary; the members can get it imv airplane" VISITOR NOT MORGAN j Speed Tourist to Capitals of Europe Proves to Be Lucien Sharpe of Providence. GERMAN BLUFF EXPLODED Reports That American Finan cier Is Negotiating Big Deals Set at Best in Paris. Sptrial Cable tn Tub N'rw York Hwuld. Copitripht, 1021. f>u Tub New York Hkkai.d. New York Herald Bur ran. ) Paris, Sept. I A. ( "No, I am not Mr. Morgan, and it Is nobody's business who I am or what I have been doing for the last three weeks." declared the mysterious air plane tourist who many newspapers and bankers throughout Europe as serted was the American financier. A part of the mystery was cleared up, however, when The New York Herald correspondent here traced the air voyager to a residence In Avenue Raphael, where he was assured the man of mystery was Lucien Sharpe, a. wealthy munitions manufacturer of Providence, R. I. This was confirmed at the Tart* Pre fecture of Police this afternoon, where it was explained that Mr. Sharpe's pass port was Illegibly written and this had caused a mistake In his Christian name In the off lets I records, where the name appears as Charles Sharpe. At the Morgan-Harles offices here It was further explained that Mr. Sharpe. like many other Americans, used this address for mailing purposes. Statements by German hankers re ceived In Paris during: the last few days Indicated a great bluff regarding secrecy on their part in connection with the identity of the mysterious airplane pas senger and reports of conversations be tween him and members of the Hugo Stlnnes group. This bluff. It was charged, was a part of a great scheme by them for affecting International exchange. It was considered here to-day, how ever, that a more likely thesis was that Mr. Sharps Intended Investing In Euro pean aircraft exploitation and used a mysterious twenty-three day trip in a De Havlland war airplane In order to show the public that a Continental tour by air could be rarrted out with the utmost security and at a moderate cost of less than oOO francs a flying hour. Mr. Fox. manager of the De Havlland company, before leaving here for Lon don this afternoon, stressed this In a brief Interview, but he refused to com ment on his pass<?flger's business In Europe, declaring that an Ironclad con tract provided that the passenger could not be compelled to pay for th* trip If Mr. Fox or his associates revealed either his Identity or the purpose of his trip. Mr. Sharpe left here for London to day. Spccin! Pftpatch to Tint New YMMt ITmui.o. | I'RoviDBNcr, R. I., Sept. 16.?Lucie >? fiharpe If" the brother of Henry II. \ ?Sharpe, a Providence millionaire and i head of Brown A Sharpe Manufacturing j Company, manufacturer* of machine tools, which In normal times jmploys from 6,000 to 8.000 in??n. He Is unmar- ! rled and Is regarded as somewhat ec- j centric. K. D. n00?BVBLT IMPROVES. Franklin D. Koosevclt. former As sistant 8*cretary of the Navy, who Is In Presbyterian Hospital with ft ml!d attack of Infantllo paralvsis, and .Sena tor Lawrence C. Phlppp of Colorado, who was operated on In Flower Hospi tal .September 2 for appendicitis, were reported to be Improving yesterday. Th? b??? wrlllna pspara are WHITING I?AI?KR3.-4<fi>. in their homes, if they want to, with out violating the law. For another thing, it promotes Bolshevism among the club servants, who cannot get liquors, but observe that persons of wealth can. Furthermore, we want the flub to be a place, as it has been and is now, where the wives and children of the members can go freely. Finally, the bringing of liquor to the club is against the law; the North Hempstead Country Club observes the law." The club ha3 twenty governors. Among them, in addition to Mr. Love, are F. 8. Falea of the Standard Oil Company, Edward Roesler of Laidlaw & Co., William H. pvans of Leslie, Evans & Co., H. H. Hoglns of Roslyn, J. B. Pitman of Manhasset, Le Roy Latham, head of the Latham Litho giaphing and Printing Company; Wal ter Dunser. Bradford Merrill of the! Hearst publications and Howard B.! Brumley, who is treasurer. The secre- j tary is Glenn E. Fontaine. Fontaine i Fox, the artist. Is one of the members. | Members of the club say that no great amount of drinking has been go ing on, but that until the new rule was | adopted it was possible for a person j to sit on the veranda of an evening j | after a hard day's work ploughing up | the course and order ginger ale, into j which something might be discreetly i poured from a hip flask. It is assumed | that a health to old Better Luck Next I Time may have been drunk In locker rooms now and then. But the members are sure that bootlegging by servants, which is not unknown at some country clubs, has not been observed at the North Hempstead. Wholesfllers by Bogus Permits Said to Be Flooding the City. ONE ARREST IS MADE Enright Called Before Grand Jury to Explain Illegal Police Arrests. The wholesale drug trade is nov. under Are In the investigation and prosecution of illegal liquor selling which is being carried on here by E. C. Yellowley, the internal revenue ex pert, who Is temporarily assigned from Washington to assist Harold L<. Hart, State director. In the attempt to re duce New York's bootlegging activities to a minimum. Mr. Yellowley an-; nounced yesterday he has begun to concentrate his attack on the drug men, believing more than one-half of those who hold wholesale liquor per mits are engaged in illicit manufacture and sale. Several wholesale druggists, the pro hibition officials have discovered are working under a combination, th? members of which are really not drug gists at all. In one instance agents learned that a stock of castor oil shown to an investigator by one applicant for a liquor selling license was sent to; another applicant after the first li- j cense hud been granted. This practice ; of moving the stock from one store to, another as soon as the application is j granted has been a common method of camouflage for bootlegging ac tivities. The arrest of Michael Bofflna. a rep resentative of the Melbroe Drug Com pany of 29ft East Fortieth street, on Thursday night on a charge of at tempted bribery was made In connection with the Investigation of these prac tices. the complainant being one of Mr. Yellowley's staff. Boffina's arrest was made after two reports were made at prohibition head quarters which were favorable to the drug company, which, like all, was re quired to show its stock and business to the Investigating agents. A third In vestigator wa.i sent out to check up on j the reports, and he. It Is alleged, was offered a bribe to make a favorable report. Mr. Yellowley was asked if any pro hibition agents are under suspicion as a result of these Investigations as being I Implicated In the work of the "whole- j sale drug" ring. He replied lie was not ' yet sure about thai. Agents Miller and | Grill arrested Bofflna. they say, after he i passed over to them $400 and then 1200 more. Record* in prohibition headquarters show that seventy-four druggists have wholesale liquor permits, many of whleh are believed to be bogus. Eighty filed applications for permits are being held for Investigation by agent* of the status and reputation of the wholesale drug gists who mad* them. Under a rocent ruling wholesale drug gists are permitted to procure only 10 per cent, of the alcohol they have orders for. Much of the stuff sold by them as whiskey la not the liquor secured from distilleries under permit, but mere col ored alcohol mailo on the druggists' premises. Mr. Yellowley believes most of the Illicit liquor now In New York Is placed In circulation by thwholesale drug gists ?>( imishroom growth. It la not the established firms In this business who ara causing the Government trou ble, but the host of boollejruers who | never had any connection with the drug business but saw In it an open door to , wide liquor selling opportunities. It is believed some of the liquor put Into circulation by these men has been I Continued on Ninth Pag'. More Than 2,000 Choked by Gas Restored by First Aid Methods. SIX BLOCKS AFFECTED Sixty Persons Treated in Hospitals ? Patrolman Dickie Badly Burned. FIREMEN ABE OVERCOME Cylinder Head Blows Out at Knickerbocker Ice Plant, Avenue A and 70th St. The cylinder head of ice machine No. 2 of the Knickerbocker Ice Com pany's plant at Avenue A and Seven tieth street blew off last night at 9:30 o'clock under the pressure of 180 pounds of steam, and released more than 600,000 cubic feet of ammoniu gas, formed from 2,000 pounds of liquid ammonia. The fumes of the ammonia seeped into tenements within a radius of half a dozen blocks, driv ing more than 5.000 persons from their homes and injuring 2,000 of them so seriously that they had to be treated by twenty ambulance surgeons. All the injured were able to move at once out of the danger zone after they had been treated with the ex ception of sixty who did not respond at once to the emergency treatment. These were rushed to hospitals, prin cipally to Flower Hospital, for further treatment. Within two hours after the explosion, however, all had re turned homo excepting Patrolman Peter Dickey of the Arsenal station, who is still in Flower Hospital in a serious condition. Patrolman Dickey collapsed from suffocation and burns after he had gone through the tene ments without a mask and carried a ttcorc or more of women and chil-j dren to the first aid station estab lished by the surgeons. Excitement !? Twmendou.. The district affected by the funics "? the escaping ammonia runs from Ave nue A to Kxterlor avenue, west to Thtr avenue and north and south to about Seventy-third and Sixty-seventh streets. Virtually every tenement In that section, housing many thousands of persona, was emptied by firemen and policeman, who, wearing masks furnished by the l ire Departments rescue squads, went through the house, banging on doors with their nightsticks and warning the people to run to safety. Old men and old women were carried out by the flr - men and the patrolmen, as well as hun dreds of babies too young to walk down the stairs or descend the <1 re escapes. The population of this district is largel} foreign, and the excitement was trcmen ',0Fcw of the people affected knew what j ,t was that burned throats and made their eyes swell shut with pftin. They ran wild down the stairs and clambered , like squirrels down the Are escape . most of them In their nlghtclothlng. but hundreds carrying their belongings, til the policemen put a stop to , streets were piled high with bedding and pieces of furniture, and crowds of j frightened persons huddled together? o. ran shrieking about, tearing at their burning throats and crying for help. The police?mostly the reserves of the East Sixty-seventh street station?flnalb herded them Into long lines and marched then, to Sixty-ninth street and Avenue A where eleven ambulances stood wait ing. the surgeons having established a first aid station. Scare Lasted Two Honrs. There the doctors gave them soothing drinks for their burning throats and dressings for their bodies. Then those that were not seriously affected were sent on toward Second and Third ave nues beyond the police lines, while those whoso suffering was Intense or who complained of pains after the^ emer g-Jicr treatment were bundled in o ambulance* and hurried to hospitals. Within two hours after the explosion startled the neighborhood and sent the , fumes of th< ammonia sweeping Into the tenements the flow of *?' had been rut off. the Injured had been treated, and the entire population of the district was marching back inlo their homes be tween lines of policemen and firemen. Lhemsclves burned and sore, but sti on rjuty. , The Ice machine from which tne c\i Inder head blew off was on the ground floor of the Ice company's plant. Along side It, working on machine No. 3. was an oiler. Steve Pupchy. k of 413 Fast Seventieth street. At the Instant ->t the explosion this man realised what had happened and be leaped fjrwaro to try w. shut ofT the flow uf unmonta ivhlch the blowing out of the -ylind r head had released. He failed h(tau.?< the K;'S came up In such huge <|iiantllles ,nd be stau-gered back, blinded, burn, d and choking, and managed to make his any Into the street. There a policeman | Continued on Ninth Pngr. Brown Tells Meyer Commit tee of Enormous Sums Di verted by Extortioners. PROFIT 280 PER CENT. Gen. O'Brien Calls Manage ment 'Iniquitous' and In sists Guilty Be Caught. RENTS LESS THAN COSTS ? J Dredging Absorbs Income of One Pier?Legislature Held to Be to Blame by Hnlbert. Under what Elon R. Brown, coun sel for the Meyer committee, de i scribed as "a secret uncontrolled sys I tern of extortion," the municipal I piers have been sublet by private (agents with profits at the rate of j more than $4,000,000 a year. This is I cither a loss to the city or an un I necessary burden on commerce en j tering this port, resulting entirely ] from bad management. Operation of the Chelsea piers, the finest in this port, was defined as "absolutely iniquitous" in that totally inadequate returns are paid to the city, unjust discrimination is given In favor of a few shippers who hold the piers and the public suffers the penalty. Gen. ted ward C. O'Brien, who was Dock Commissioner under Mayor Strong and special investigator for the United States Shipping Board, charged that the Department of j Docks was guilty of criminal negli i gence in permitting profiteering by | the corporations and persona leasing city piers. He told the committee that its duty is "never to adjourn until It has searched out and con victed the men Kullty" of practising extortion on commerce here. Hnlhert Trrntpd "Unfairly." At the end of the day's session in City Hall Murray Hulbert, Dock Commlsaione.r. issued a statement Baying he had been treated unfairly in the newspapers; admitting that he was the best Dock Commissioner New York ever had and stating that any one who read the testimony taken by the Meyer committee would recognize Instantly that this state ment was a fact. Investigation of the Dock Depart ment was suspended at least tem porarily yesterday. The committee's agents were sent to the offices of the United States Shipping Board to go through reports filed there by Gen. William M. Black. U. S. A., retired, dealing with profiteering on piers, j Senator Meyer said he was not cer tain when the dock inquiry would be j resumed. There is much evidence on j the subject yet to be presented. The; committee spent two daya going into evidence presented by The New York Herai.d and Us own case as prepared was delayed. The Police Department Is next on ' the schedule and the plan now is to! open with Commissioner Enrlght on the witness stand next Monday afternoon. The police inquiry prob ably will take two weeks. The city's rental from twenty-four leased piers Is $1,484,717, Frank C. Rippon, investigator for the Meyer committee, testified. These are the piers covered in Gen. Black's report. At the rate they charge the shipping Interests who lease these piers re ceive $5,685,000 a year in revenues for wharfage and service through subletting. ProBt of 2SO Per Cent. Shown. This figure Is based on the assump tion that the piers were used to ca pacity, whereas, in fact, they were occupied under sublease only part of | the time. The average berth charge demanded by the lessees is $240 and the amount received by the city Is $63. This represents a profit of 280 per cent. Mr. Rippon read Into the record a report made by David Hirshfleld, Com missioner of Accounts, questioning the advisability of Retting only 7V4 per cent, return on city Investment through a proposed lease of l*)er 2, Hudson River. The lease was made, however, I on thnt basts. The city administra tion after that went ahead with Its Htaten Island project costlnsr $2S,- i 000,000 and Issued lejixes on the same Conffnurti on Rtcond Pag''. Men and Women Who Are Looking for Work Should avail themselves of the cooperation offered by THE HERALD to those who advertise in Sunday's Classified Section under "Situations Wanted." For com plete details see top of Want Ad page to-day. THE NEW YORK HERALD Telephone Chelsea 4000. CITY OR SHIPOWNERS LOSE $4,000,000A YEAR ON DOCKS; COUR TACTION IS DEMANDED Great New Piers Leased on Losing Basis, Despite Warning to Hylan by an Aid THE hearing yesterday before the Meyer committee upon the city's pier leases revealed: That in addition to having its old pier leases profiteered upon at a rate of $4,000,000 a year the leases negotiated for new piers on a 7 Ms per cent, basis will mean a loss of 1 Vi per cent, on thirty year leases and 2^ per cent, on fifty year lease?. That David Hirshfield, Commissioner of Accounts, who is Mayor Hylan's own investigator, knew that such would be the case and warned against making such leases. That despite that knowledge Pier 2, Hudson River, and the new $28,000,000 piers on Staten Island were leased on that losing basis. That the city under the terms of the Staten Island leases is losing control of its new piers. That the leases are a speculation, in which only the lessee can gain. That the piers are not self-sustaining on that basis and will be a drag on the treasury, to which they should add revenue. Board's Figures on Registra tion Show Failure of Promised Facilities for All. PART TIME IS INCREASED 39,828 More Pupils Than Last September Must Attend on Limited Schedule. I Mayor Hyl.in is Just 126.103 school j seats thort of his election promise four years ago to provide a seat for every school child in the city. The above figure was taken from the school registration report of his own Board of Education which was made public yesterday. The report sljows further that, de spite the Mayor's recent statements i elaborating the number of new schools has built and intended to build but | hasn't, there are 39.828 more pupila I this September who are relegated to j part time attendance for lack of facili ties than there were last September. The registration figures show that registration and attendance in public schools Is the greatest this autumn in I I the history of the city. The total registration In day schools as of Sep tember 14, 1921, is 909.658, an increase of 53,545 over the registration of that date last year. The total attendance at day schools on f'eptember 14 of this year was 838.509. if- against 770.610 on the corresponding date of 1920. an in creise of 67,899. Of the foregoing 1921 totals, 816.399 represents the rpgistration In elementary schools and 757.536 represents the attendance in elementary schools, the remainders being in high, training and vocational .schools. The number of elementary pupils on part time is 92,875, and of high school pupils 33,230, which gives a total of 126,105 In all the day schools this term. The Increase over last September's part timo pupils Is 39,828, the largest num ber of which are in the high schools. The Borough of Manhattan Is the banner borough for elementary part tim ers, 5.747 being the figure alreadv regln t< red this term. Even the Borough of Brooklyn, where most of the new schools were opened tills term, shows an increase of 2,588 pupils over September, 1920. In ! The Bronx, where two now schools have been opened, there are still 3,697 more part time pupils In the elementary schools than there were a year ago. No new schools have been opened In Man hattan. In Richmond, where one school has been added this term, there are 329 part time pupils In the elementary classes. The figures of Queens show an Increase of 732 pupils. When, prior to the opening of school on Monday, it was predicted that the t total number of part time pupils would j reach close to 95,000, members of the ' Board of Education and Mayor Hylan appeared to bo hopeful, if net confident, of a more satisfactory condition when the actual totals had been compiled by William L. Kttlnger, City Superintendent, who issued the official tables for tnls term. Tho actual total of part time pupils Is more than 30,000 in excess of the prediction, which shows that It was a conservative guess. Appended to the report on registration and attendance for September 14, 1921, Is an estimated registration for Septem ber 30. 1921, showing a decided increase over the flKures for the opening week I this year. The estimated registration In elementary *''boola In the five boroughs Blven as 835,975: In the high schools 85,911; In the training schools 1,593, and in the vocational schools 3,402, which makes a total registration of 926,881. This Is an Increase In the estimated numbers of 48,476. After Dr. EtUnger issued the tabula tion Annlng S. I'rall, president of th-i Board of Education, save out the follow ing statement: "The Increase over September of last 1 year In elementary schools is 40,288 ; in the high schools, 12.4SO; In training schools, S43, and in vocational schools. 531, making a total In a'l day schools o' 53.545. Such a large Increase Is un paralleled in the history of the city .?chool system. "The great <t Increase ever showr. before was 36,000, In 19)4. The aver age Increase of tjl" last nine years , 18,500 per annum, while the Increase this year, being 53.545. shows the regis tration for September, 1921, to be 35,04.1 j above the average. "The total number of pupils regis- ' tered Is 909,638. as against *56,113 In f SHI fit Itr Vf tf? Unexpected Move by Prosecu tion Blasts Hope of Helease in Bail. NEW WITNESSES CALLED Inquiry Starts Into Forty Quarts of Liquor Drunk at Fatal Party. ? San Francisco, Sept. 16.?"With the formal announcement to-day that j Roscoe C. (Fatty) Arbuckle, motion picture comedian, would be prosecuted on a charge of murder in connection with the death of Virginia Rappc. | actress, following a Labor Day party in the actor's hotel rooms here, both the prosecution and defence squared away to-night to arrange for the trial, the first chapter of which will be writ ten next Thursday, when the prisoner will enter a plea. When District Attorney Matthew Brady in the Court of Police Judge V.vlvain Lazarus to-day announced that "the people are ready to proceed on the murder charges" he blasted hopes of the defence that Arbuckle would bo at liberty on $5,000 bond set by the court when a Grand Jury in- j dietment charging the defendant with j manslaughter was returned. It was indicated to-day that th?? prosecution's decision to go to trial on j the murder charge was a surprise to the defence. From Los Angeles <amc j report ?> that Arbuckle already had made train reservations for a trip from San Francisco to that city this evening. Murder is not a bailable charge in California. District Attorney Brady has the sup port of the Board of County Supervisors In his prosecution of Arbuckle. it was shown when the finance committee ?>f that body appropriated $1,000 for imme diate expenses of the trial and promised more when needed. Brady had asked the hoard for additional funds, declaring much wealth would be expended by the defence. Mrs. Bamblna Maude D'lmont, who swore to the murder charge on which Arbuckle to-day appeared in court, viewed Miss Happe's body to-day and Is reported to have suffered a collapse. The body, according to present plans, will be shipped to Los Angeles to-night. Robert H. McCormack. assistant 1 ITnited States Attorney General in charge of liquor prohibition prosecutlonr, said he expected to present to the Federal Grand Jury Tuesday evidence that liquor was served and consume! at the party given by Arbuckle, in which Miss Bappe was alleged to have received her fatal injuries. In addition to his other troubles Arbuckle may suffer the loss of his j custom made automobile, said to have j cost $25,000. Government officials Kay j if It is shown that liquor was Iran- | ported from Los Angeles t" this city i in the automobile it Is liable to coti- j flscatlon. Subp<*nas were issued to-day ;um monlng Lowell Sherman and Fred Fiali- j bar k, declared to have been guests ?t j the party, to appear before the L'nltcJ j States tlrand Jury here. Sherman and Flshback were que*- I tloned yesterday concerning the liquor alleged to have been consumed at the Arbuckle party. According to Robert '? Camarlllo, Assistant t'nited states pin- i trlct Attorney. Flshback said m?re than forty quarts of liquor were consumed ! in three days in the Arbuckle apart ments. A development to-day was the an nouncement that Dr. Arthur Beards!*'. house physldan In the St. Francl* .lotel | and the physician who first attended Miss Rappe, Is being sought by the authorltle . Bigger crowds than usual grc*\'d Ar- ( buckle's public appearance. A few min utes before his case was called 'n police, court for a preliminary hearing <n one of the murder charges, the crowd, mostly men attempted to rush through the door's. They were held back by police. Members of the Women's Vlgl!an<c Con mtttep, formed for the purpose of as sisting the police and pros, ruling oifi cliilw of the city In maintaining law imd order were pr sent at the c urt hearing Following the court session I? 'trlct Attorney Brady gave out a sta' ?uer.t in which h. explained the reasons tor Ids determination to press the muni- r charge Later. In asking the Inane committee of the County Boml o< Supervisors for a special fund witn v*hl ii to prosecute Arbuckle. he s?M s ,4\W mty have to all ?4irt? the 1 nlied fitntes f. r < < m " TO SQUEEZE OUT ALL WATER, REORGANIZE, UNIFY TRANSIT LINES Plans of Commission In clude a Clean Sweep of Tangled Finances of Koads, 4 ? AIM AT ACTUAL VALUE Decision, Made After Six Months of Study, Not Likely to Affect Five Cent Fares. BLOW AT HYLAN CHARGES Biff Boar From Financial In terests Expected in Clearing 45ft Years of Wild Deal ings. Some Scandalous/ A report of the Transit Commi# sion, which now is expected to be made public early next week, will show that the plan for reorganiza tion and unification of the city s transit systems will include a clean sweep of the tangled financial condi tion and overcapitalization of the companies, it was learned yesterday. The commission purposes, it is un derstood, to put the companies back upon a basis of valuation at what the properties are actually worth, and to eliminate the large amount of "watered" stock and other excessive valuations which are said to exist. No governmental action touching the transit companies ever under taken here, it is believed, brought such a protest as will this move. 1 he commission is expecting a storm, but it is known also that the body is committed thoroughly to the plan and is determined to execute it. In fact, it was ascertained yester day that the forthcoming report is I to be solely for the purpose of in 1 forming the public of the commis sion's intentions and not for laying open any part of the plan to contro versy. For six months the commis sion has been atndying the New York i transit situation, finally has made up ! its mind about what should be done to remedy conditions and intends to carry out its plans unchanged. The New York Herald is informed. Firra on K*lr Bail". "There is no time now to quibble over details." is the attitude of the Transit Commission, according to an authority believed to be familiar with the plan. It was learned that the commission is not greatly concerned over whether the fare shall remain at 5 cents, go up to C or 7, or conceivably drop to 4 cents. The commission Is understood to take the position that when the fundamental couuitlons underlying the transit situation are reduced to a firm, fair foundation the rate of fare will take care of Itself?in other words, that when a just and reasonable basis of valua tion is reached a fair return would be determined upon that basis. It was regarded as likely, however, that an analysis of the commission's plans would show the rate of fare would not exceed 5 cents. It is understood to be the purpose to put the transit companies on a foot ing so that they may obtain a profit able return upon a fare that is reason able and just to the riding public, and to safeguard that footing fO that financial manipulations to disturb It would not be possible. That plan, it was ascertained, will Involve the stupendous task of "J'un ing up the moss that has resulted from fifty years of wild financial 1eal ings, some of which have ?oi f-een short of scandalous." While it was not admitted that anybody would s.ifor In such a cleanup in the lor.g ?un, it ?vnn conceded readily that there will ho a roiirtng outcry from transit finan cial Internets when the plan Is mads public. Aftfc on rilea Drclilna. Though the derision and opinion of the Public Servico Commission ir. re fusing to grant an Increased rate of fare to the Utlca street car lines are known to havr bron arrived at and promulgated without cr.suHatton with She Transit Commission. It was generally r<g:.rded yesterday that the views of the two .tnmlr ! .ns did not vary grpatly upon the following point In the Public Servlco Commission's opinion: ?'Public utilities. Just as other depart ments of business, must expect to cop>i wl'h periods of depression and short earnings, just as at other tlmos they enjoy periods of rrosp<-rlty and full dlvt dend-?. If the public Is expected to maki tin every deficiency In or lor to give a utility a good round rate of earning power, then the public Is entitled to the benefit of the surplus over the agreed . arnlng rat.- In time* of prosperity.' It was regarded as altogether certsln that the Transit Commission would agree with the Public Servlco Commtsslou that th. r Hod has passed ulvsn the transit comranles may we* ??'Shw rates of fare on th. pica of high costs of labof MiVep' v-as reason to believe also that n ionv; the disappointed when t< re port is made public will be the 1 an a Imlnlstratlon, which has made polli H capital of <;ov. Miller s creation of t J T anslt Commission by charging tha. tho purpose was to order higher car 2rc?. It Is exported that tho f port ? , ? will show 'hit (? or> t -1 ?