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ftlt to-day and to-morro
day; fresh west and sou
Highest temperature yeaterda;
Det?U?d w rather reports will bo foun
Rupture Almost Occurs as'
Gravity of Dublin Situa- |
tion Is Felt by British j
Truce Bars Repressive Action
Against New Move
Backed by Many Citizens
in Erin.
* <.
Conferees Believe Break Will
Be Averted, as Lloyd George i
Is Preparing- to Go to
Washington. j
Sperial Cable to "Turn New Yosa Houi k.
Copt/right, I9t1, by Tim N?w Toms Hmulv.
Now York Herald Borarni,)
TiOndon, Oct. 13. J
The Irish conference here skated on
thin ice to-day. But it succeeded in
getting over, and will meet again tomorrow.
The summoning of Sinn Fein courts
in Dublin itself seems to have .been
the dangerous element In the day's
Downing Street was full of raw
nerves this afternoon, with 20,000 unemployed
seeking to pierce a cordon
of more than 1,000 police and reach
the Prime Minister, while Mr. Lloyd
George was diverted from the Irish
question by the unemployment situation.
the demands <jf the Cabinet committee
for suggestions in connection
with the forthcoming Washington conference
and the straightening out of
the tempest in tha teapot in connection
with the visit of Gen. Pershing.
The resultant irritation was reflected
when the Irish delegation left the
Prime Minister's house this afternoon.
Rome one asked Michael Collins, one
of the 8inn Fein envoys i "When are
you coming back?"
ntlmtta From Cellists.
* "I am never coming back," Mr. Collins
At that momant Arthur Griffith,
head Of the Sinn Fein delegation,
leaned across the knees of Mr. Collins,
the lighting chief of the Irish republican
forces, as they sat side by side
In an automobile, and told the questioner
that the conference would resume
at 11 o'clock to-morrow morning.
An extensive report Is now in the
hands of the Government asserting that |
the opening of the Sinn Fein courts in I
Dublin yesterday was the most daring
challenge yet hurled at the authority
of the Crown in Ireland. It was. to wit,
that the King's writ had ceased to run
in Ireland, because the BTnn Fein courts
had taken the place of the King's courts,
which were responsible for the organisation
of the "Black and Tans" fifteen
months ago.
.Nothing else so rouses British antagonism.
The royal courts in Dublin
are seriously crippled by the refusal of
a vast majority of the bar and public
there to have anything to d? with them.
Meanwhile the Sinn Fein courts have
stepped in to attack one of Dublin's
most popular scandals?the prevention
of adulteration of milk and whiskey.
Savagely as this Irritates English sentiment,
and the-keen, practical domestic
politics, as It Is seen to be, for the Sinn
Keln to exert Its authority to such a
popular end. it 'Is recognised by both
sides that the Government cannot
forcibly repVese these Irish republican
ceurts without not only breaking the
truce but without bringing up Immediately
in the conference the entire
question of sovereignty.
British Pet In Dilemma.
And If tho sovereignty question Is !
brought up before the ground Is amply
and carefully prepared It will mean a
certain breakdown of the peace negotiations.
Nevertheless, the question of these
courts seems to have beqn raised, and
raised sharply, at the meeting te-day.
Disappointment over the turn alTalra
have taken was plainly reflected in
other Irish quarters besides those of
the peppery Mr. Collins. There aro
some spokesmen for the Irish side, howaver,
who welcome the Government
pressing the matter of the courts as of
It to the Irish chart* that al! viola- i
tlon* of the truce were Invariably i
cnargeable directly t* the Brltleh forces, I
These men now my the surest proof I
that their charges are correct Is that
the Oov em merit Is unable to bring up j
any serious allegation of truce break- i
ing on the part of the Irish except ;
In this matter of the courts.
It Is understood that other questions
in connection with the truce are going
on smoothly, each side sending a warning
to their partisans thst they must be
ntore careful than ever before to avoid
provocative acts.
The Sinn Fein delegates held a long |
conference In their own headquarters
this evening, however, and it Is presumed
they are trying to decide whether It Is
better to attempt to force the sovereignty
question about the courts when
the conference opens to-morrow.
Rack Has Own Intnrpretptlan.
While the strength of the formula,
"to determine how Ireland can beeome i
SMoclated With the community of na- i
Mens known as thV British Kniplre," lies |
In Its amenability to each side's Interpretation
of the situation. Its weakness
lies In the possibility that ofther side
may at any time atnrnipt, premnturely to
force Its own Interpretation of such I
questions as this of the courts. Both
sides remain alive to this, however.
The cooler heeds on both sides de not j
i . Continued on Fifth Papr. i
t V
w; warmer to
thwest winds. I I
f, 55! lowest, 41.
d on Editorial page.
He Stabs Drive by Baker;
Quick Play to Kelly to
Frisch Ends Game.
Bancroft Scores Only Run
on Captain's Fumble in
First Inning.
Ruth Easily Cut Off in Batting:
for Pipp?Small Crowd Sees
Series Windup.
_ --- j
Won. Lost. F.C.
Giant* S 3 .625
Yankee* 3 5 .375
The Giants are champions. They
beat the Yankees 1 to 0 in the eighth
and final game.
At last they found the vulnerable
heel of Waite Hoyt, the Flatbush
Achilles. From his chilled fingers
slipped two basos on balls in the first
inning. This and a blunder by Peckinnanah.
the Yankee rantnfn nrn.
duced the only run. Thereafter the
Yankees knocked frequently at opportunity's
door. Once or twice it
opened a few inches, only to be
slammed in their faces. The chief
slammer was Arthur Nehf. Twice he
had pitched against Hoyt and lost
This time
Well, having done our duty by the
frozen (facts, let's skip to the ninth
inning and our new world series
hero, Johnny Rawlings. There something
was done that belongs with
the miracle plays of baseball. Part
of the hurry of the crowd as it boiled
out of the Polo Grounds was due to
the fact that everybody had something
to tell the home folks. Also it
was necessary to rush away to some
spot where there was plenty of air.
where one could gasp and gulp and
recover his breath. The paper that
is running a "greatest play you ever
i?w contest noM go no further.
The winter league experts may decide,
when other years and other
series are pulled into the perspective,
that yesterday's was only one of
many stunning episodes in the people's
sport. But you couldn't malce
any of the short memoried citisens
believe that last night. Anyway, the
last Inning proceedings struck the
multitude dumb, and anything that
brings about wholesale aphasia in a
baseball mob must be worth the
reader's attention.
Sett In* for Baseball Fiction.
It was, then, the ninth inning, the
last of the ninth, with the Yankees
up and the score 1 to 0 against them.
Such was the fervor of the moment
that many a Yankee rooter knew not
whether he was cursing or praying
or merely babbling the strange
sounds that are supposed to encourage
those hard birds out on the field.
Here was a setting for baseball Action,
or for one of those rare eleventh
hour splurges that occasionally grace
the game in actual combat. And who.
my children, was that roly-poly young
man advancing to the plate as the
Arst batter for the Yankees?advancing
and swinging a wicked club and
pawing the ground and yanking the
peak of his cap and rolling a great
auid of sum with his tongue and
theoretically terrifying Pitcher Nehf
with the mere lightning of hie glance?
Babe Ruth, of course.
The crippled slugger, kept out of
two' preoeding games,' had been up to
this moment of yesterday active only
as a coach off third base, where he
kept his left hand in his sweater
pocket and spanked his thigh with his
right as he hollered for Yankee runners
who never got as far as third.
And now, with the Yankees toppling
on the edge of the last ditch, Hugglns
had sent him out in the faint, hope
that, slashed elbow, lame leg and all,
he might make a hit.
All Cheer Roth's flock.
"Ruth batting for Plpp," the umpire
screamed. The crowd, buzzing and
then screaming too. Implored the
Babe to do what was right?that is.
the Yankee crowd did, and Gtant
rooters too Joined In the cheer for the
bandaged Ruth's gameness.
Ruth was set for a mighty heave.
He held his hat at Its very tip, so that
its full force might he available. In
storv hook hasebail he would have
knocked a homer, then and there, and
tied the score. But what he actually
did was this: Fouled the flrst bail,
let the second one be called a strike,
let the third pass for a ball and hit
the fourth. Jt was a wide one with a
curve like the "t?" at 110th street.
Ruth hit It. not Into the Harlem River
but toward first base, a trickling little
bouncer that was pie for Kelly, on
fluty there. Thus the home run champion
disappeared from the world series,
having fought the good fight and lost.
One out.
A few seconds later It looked as If
Ci?r'fn??rf on Fourteenth Page.
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Total Receipts $900,233;
Attendance Is 269,976
T)ESPITE the great falling off
in attendance at the last
Sme of the world series yestery
the aggregate total of gate
~ j il. tann nnn
i^cijivo paaocu uic fi^uv,vvv maiiv
?passed it with a little to spare,
for the exact total is $900,233.
This figure sets a record for the
event for future baseball championships
to aim at. It is $177,819
in excess of the best previous
gate collected during the 1919
series between the Cincinnati
Reds and Chicago White Sox.
Only 24,510 paid to see the
final game between the Giants
and the Yankees, but the total
attendance figure, 269,976, also
establishes a record for the event.
The final total of the club owners'
share is $472,675.72, but the New
York National and New York
American League clubs do not retain
all of that sum. The rules
provide that 50 per cent, of the
clubs' share for the first seven
games shall be paid into their reSective
league treasuries, and
at in case an eighth game is
necessary, as was the case yesterday,
then 75 per cent, of the clubs'
share of the receipts for that
game must go to the league treasuries.
This makes the final distribution
as follows:
Advisory Councils $135,034.20
Nat. League treasury... 97,885.38
Amer. League treasury. 97,885.38
N. V Kflt TiMflriin Huh 108 1)97
N. Y. Amer. League club 108,027.16
Players of winning club
(Giants) 131,635.00
Players of losing club
(Yankees) 37.756.67
Players of Cleveland
and Pittsburgh clubs.. 43.878.34
Players of St. Louis (A.)
and St. Louis (N.)
clubs 29,252.22
Bnt Does Not Have Such Fint
Support in Final Game
as Nehf.
Giants Win Title by Right oj
More Games Fairly Won and
Better Batting.
To the last hair raising out th<
Giants and Yankees struggled jester
day at the^folo Grounds in what
turned out to be the last game of th?
world series. With Aaron Ward leg
ging it for third with all the speed h?
could summon after a wonderful stoj
by John Rawllngs on Frank Baker
the ball was sailed with tine speec
and precision by George Kelly t(
rrnnn r risen, ana a ecorcning doubK
play closed the game with the Glanti
winners. The National Leaguers tooli
the last game, took It by the close anc
whitewash tally of 1 to 0, and wor
throe straight fronj the Yankees tt
do it.
It is seldom any antagonist can beat
the Yankees, worthy champions ever
If they did lose this series. thre?
straight. Well, the Giants did it, an<!
if that doesn't make them worthj
world champions nothing could. Th<
Giants won by right of a majority ol
games fairly won and by might of better
batting. They added to their prestige
In as hard a world series as evei
was fought, and in which the Yankees
lost in prestige not an lota.
"Tell them how lucky the Giant!
were!" exclaimed a fan as he passed
the press pen at the finish of th?
game. The Glnnts were lucky. Nom
cAn gainsay that. Most world series
winners have the better of fortune*!
favors, and the Giants basked In the
sunlight of fortune's smiles more thar
a world series winner tmttallv does.
But that factor In, by the way. Arthui
Nehf. pitching against the Walte Hoyt
the best young pitcher in the whol?
professional arena, and who cams
through with another display of skill,
Hand and anng frold?-bordering close
upon contempt for the Giant batters?
pitched splendidly himself. Ho and hi*
support, which dated to Its brightest
blar.c when there was most need of it?
that is. the nintli inning?did work
which makes a team champion of champions.
Hoyt pitched superbly and made
the best hitters of the Giants look Ilk*
"suckers," If you are familiar with such
modern phrases, but for every helpless
batter on the Giant side there was on?
Ysnkco phalanx, and In the way of pitching
which completely overtopped th<
lads of the nshen utensils siickerdorr
took Its victims equally from each side.
Perk Mnkes a Mesa.
Hoyt pitched shutout ball, but so dir
Nehf, remember that, and he had hcttei
support than Hoyt That Hoyt dldn'i
have as good support as his southpaw
rival was his misfortune and not Nehfi
fault. Hoyt's backing had but one blot
but that blot was fatal. A miss by
Roger Pecklnpaugh of a ground bal
about which there was nothing difficult
let In the only run of the game, anf
with two out. This was In the first
Inning, and In that round the Glanti
didn't make a hit or anything hearing
resemblance thereto.
The biggest ovation of the game war
given to Hoyt when he walked to thf
bench for the Yankees' ninth Innlnft
He smiled, and It was no forced smllt
either, but the smile of a youngster whe
was pleased that ho had pleased hi*
well wishers, as well as one putting e
brave front en adversity and not considering
defeat In a baseball series tf??
Conffni/rrf on PoWeeefb Pope.
(COPYRIGHT. 1921. IT '.HE f
Joseph Yiserti, Convicted of
One Murder and Suspected
of Another, Dies in Duel.
Suspected as 'Squealer,'Gunmen
Open Fire on Him as
He Steps From Car,
i Police Find Slain Bronx Roadhouse
Keeper Had Long
Record of Crime.
Joseph Viserti, alias Joseph Peppe,
proprietor of a roadhouse at Fordhain
road and Southern Boulevard, The
Bronx, who is reported to have made
more than fSOO.OOO in bootleg operations,
was killed yesterday afternoon
in a pistol duel that began in front
| or a cofTee house at 367 Broome street
and ended Inside with the slaying by
I Peppe of Louis Rango, a Jewelry sales:
man, of 139 Forsyth street. Rango
j was sitting at a table sipping coffee
when Feppe ran into the place, pistol
i in hand, and was caught between the
| Are of the opposing gunmen.
| The slaying of Peppe, who was well
known to the police, as he had been
; arrested thrice for murder, on one of
which occasions he was sent to prison
but pardoned subsequently by Gov.
r Whitman, is thought to have been due
to a belief among his henchmen that
he had "squealed." On the occasion
of Peppe's last arrest for murder,
which was October 3, he made a long
statement for Inspector John D.
) Coughlin, head of the detective bureau,
the nature of which could not be ascertained.
% Persona in the neighborhood whers
^Ithe slaying occurred, which has been
the scene of other bootleg murders during
the last year, openly asserted Peppe
.might <be. termed-a king if there-were
isuch a person among the bootleggers.
| Before prohibition, they pointed out,
Hhe had little or nothing. Yesterday he
I drove up in front of the coffee house
|in a Mercer sedan, as he had done on
. many occasions before. Then . he displayed
an unusual amount of Jewelry.
| When he was arraigned October 3 in
the Brooklyn Traffic Court on a speeding
charge he wore a ring the diamond
in which was reported to be worth
L'sed Iron Pillar as Shield.
Three shots were fired as Peppe
stepped out of the car. Reaching for
! his pocket and pulling his pistol he
' darted into the oof fey house and ran
1 to the rear. Peppe slipped behind an
, iron pillar and aiming his pistol toward
the street door fired four shots. One
of these, hit Rango under the left arm
I and he fell to the floor. The salesman
> had been having his shoes ahlned by,
an urchin when Peppe ran In. The boy
had completed polishing one shoe &ad
1 ran to the street abandoning his box,
: when the shooting began. Costible
hlnrln nt fJ> Klluhath t ppAt a WonH
of the salesman. who had been sitting
at the table with Rango, dived underneath
It and remained there until the
smoke cleared away.
The Rev. Father Anthony pallsl. formerly
a chaplain at the Tombs, was
riding through Broome street on a street
car when the shooting began. He ran
Into the coffee house almultaneously
with a score of policemen who had been
attracted by the shots. The priest found
Rango dying, and administered the last
rites of the church to him. Peppe was
dead. The pistol with which he had
killed Rango still was clutched In his
hand. Tt had four empty hambers.
Only one of the bullets had hit the
salesman. The other three imbedded
themselves In the walla
Shooting Causes tproar.
The tenement district surrounding
Broome, Mott and Elizabeth streets
turned out such a crowd of men, women
snd children that It took the reserves
of two precincts to restore order. In
the throng were many persons who
knew Peppe Intimately and who heaved
a sigh of relief upon learning he was
dead. At first it was thought that
Rango was a bodyguard Peppe alwaye
had near him and whom he la understood
to have paid (100 a week. But
papers were found in the salesman's
pockets which led to his Identification
by his brother. Domlnick Rango, of
214 Grand street.
Two score detectives and policemen
searched the neighborhood, but could
i find no one who had seen the man who
, shot Peppe. Firemen of Engine Com.
pany 55, w hose quarters are but a few '
; doom front the coffee house, imi) they
iiaw a man run ea?t. through Broome
, street a moment after the shwts were
i heard, but he waa running eo faat they
i did not ret a look at hie face or a
i chance to aee what kind of clothinr he
i was wearing. When It was learned
. i Peppe had arrived at the coffee hottee
> Ir. an automobile a search waa rnnde for
i the liar, hut It could not he found. It
discovered later thnt the chnttffeur
, had driven the car to Peppe's houae. 3S5
Knit lOSHi etreet, to Inform Mm. Vleertl
I of the shooting.
Peppc had been getting Into trouble
m ever since he purchaaed the automobile
r He waa arrealed several times for apeedi
, Inr and It was upon the occasion of his
last arreat, October 0, that a homicide
charre was lodred aralnst him and he
I waa taken before Inspector Cotirhlln to
t make the statement which possibly may
I have been the cauae of his death. He
t | waa aecuscd at that time of parttclpai
tlon In the slaylnr May 17 last of Joseph
r Larunlna. proprietor of a soda wato*
stand at 20* Kast 107th street. Witi
cesses to the murder failed to Identify
t him and he was turned out.
Feppo'a police record dates back to
> April, 1013, when he was arrested on a
( murder charge In connection with the
i death of Jerri Malda. He pleaded guilty
i to the slaying before Judge Roaalnky In
General Hesalons and waa sentenced to
II Sing Sing Prison for from 7 yearn and
Conli'nttefC on A'ltiflk Pope.
| Says It Should Have Four f
of the Seven Members
of Board.
I -3 I
With Preference Ahead of
Purchase Money Bonds
to Be Issued.
| Blames Hylan for Chaotic Conditions,
C'urran for Not
Suggesting Remedy.
Samuel Untermyer, speaking' last J
night before the City Club, declared j
that the Transit Commission's refl'd- j
Justment plan "could hardly have
leaned more heavily In favor of the
railway security holders If It had em- ?
anated from their own offices," and in _
lieu of features of the plan to which L
he objected he offered modifications f
designed to give the city the place of,
advantage throughout the entire plan.1
He charged Mayor Hylan with "the j
chief responsibility for the disrupted r
and chaotic condition of our transit I
system," and after a scathing arraignment
of his administration challenged ?
the Mayor to debate on the solution of
the transit problem. Mr. Untermyer
said that Comptroller Craig Is the only |
man In the Hylan administration with !
sufficient ability to ofTer a remedial ;
plaor, but that he has not had the ?
"raroral courage" to do so. He closed
his speech with a criticism of Henry.
H. Curran, Republican-coalition can- | I
didate for Mayor, for failure to suggest
an alternative for his recent ob- j
Jections to the Transit Commission's'
plan, and made the public proposal
that Mr. Curran accept his suggestions.
.Senator Charles C. bockwood, Mr. ti
Curran's running mate for Comptroller, d
heard Mr. Untermyer's speech and af- C(
terward told a reporter for The New ^
York TIerajld that he would support the
changes which Mr. Untermyer proposed.
; Senator bock wood issued a statement
j yesterday criticising the CommUaion'a 1 F
pplan in several details, and hs said last1 ti
I night he would have another statement \
; In a day or two In furthsr opposition '
to the Commission's plan and advocat- i v
I ing Mr. Untermyer's modifications. ).ti
It was reported last week that both ?
Senator bockwood and Mr. Curran
I would support the plan after It had been *
made public. Mr. Curran said at that n
time that while he had discussed the n
proposed modifications with Mr. I'ntermyer.
he was not sufficiently familiar
with them to state his position. j n
M- Curran reiterated that position n
last night. | Q
.. i..ntermyer said the Transit Coin-,
| mission Is "entitled to the thanks and tl
to the confidence of the community In h
i Its Integrity and disinterestedness of I
j purpose," but that he believed the com|
mission had "had the wool pulled over
I their eyee." He conceded, however, that II
(the only means at hand of solving the ?
: transit problem Is through the commlsi
slop and he expressed confidence In the
jwtlltngneee of that body to listen to sug- h;
gestions and act upon them. I*
Mr. I'ntermisr'i Haggedteaa.
In a word, Mr. Untermyer proposes: of
That the* city lend the money to 1 in
i cover'any deficit for operation at a , f*
I five cent fare. I ^
That the city's future Investments , ^
be given a lien ahead of the purchase
money bonds to be issued for the 1 *'
properties and that bonds of the same j H
class as the purchase money bonds he d(
Issued for the city's present Invest- I ai
nient. j E
That the accrued taxes be paid. I in
That the city be given four. In- |
stead of three, of the seven members i
of the proposed board of control and ,
be given "substantial" representation j I"
on the boards of the operating com- T
; pan tea t<
That the city be given recourse to ^
Judicial review of the Transit Com- w
mission's acts.
That the bondholders be not allowed
to share In the proposed
"bonus" for efficiency in operation. *1
m th
scnrrw in?,?w? * / ??- ,
Mr. T'ntermyer charged Mayor Hylati r?
with "th? chief responsibility for the i p*
disrupted and chaotic condlton of our | Jo
transit system." be
"Thla particular Individual." he aald.
! ref>^rlng to the Mayor, "la about aa hi
capable of comprehending thla difficult it
j aubject as la a cow of understanding ; tfl
astronomy. 1 doubt whether he hiu , p,
' over reed the Transit Commission's re- pi
, port and plan, and I am sure he would p|
; not know what It was all nbout If he of
[ had dona ao. g<
] "Whllj fares have been constantly i 01
Increasing through the elimination of ar
tr&tafer* and the service has been
atecdlly deteriorating to the point of a
exasperation, until our cltlaena are now ^
paying higher fan*s and getting poorer tl
service than ever In our history, this p|
i man has stood Idly by not knowing what in
was happening. hl
"He has absorbed hut one Idea, and )n
I that has heen to capitalise his own p,
1 hopeless Inefficiency Into a political ^
j slogan to deprive the ignorant And so t)
we hear him dully, mechenh ally, >- ?.
i Dentin*. day by day. the cry. 'We wan'
a five cent fary; "the Interests'" ire .
abusing nie and trying to rob you.' And "
on that record and with that faUo , J?
alarm hs expects to ride back Into of. ; "
flee. We shall aep whether such a thing
la posalble." |
Mr. tTntermyer diagnoses the Mayor's i
case as follows : Wl
"He did not himself have, end did not I
have the sense to look elsewhere for, the
hrslpa to rescue It fthe transportation
j system) from destruction." Ci
i Mr. Unterrnyar conceded that thetranj
ait act represents an unwarranted "InterI
ference with purely local afTalrs," but
added : ( Ih
"It. has probably nsvei occurred to the f\
Mayor that whether for better or for *h
worse his election or defeat ran no ti
longer make any difference In our aad
situation. The entire transit question w
has been taken out of the hands of the W
? <?
| Continued on Sixth Pago. | tb
Railroads Plan to Red
to Cut in Wag
QHICAGO, Oct. 13.?A proposal t
wages of railroad employees wi
road freight rates is to be presen
Executives at its meeting here to-n
The proposition is to be submil
road officials which last week conf
Washington, it was stated by a rail
The proposition to pass all fi
along to the public, it was stated,
railroads to make freight rate redu
their railroads to operate at a prof
The railroads emerged from tl
serted. The 6 per cent, profit pro^
failed to bring any material relief t
and had the Railroad Labor Boai
wages effective July 1 many railro
fore the end of the year, he said.
To effect a reduction of freigh
tain present revenues for the raili
was formulated. Increased businei
rates, is expected to provide the in
railroads to operate at a fair profit,
10 Predicts Dr. C. Everett
Field, Director of Institute
in West 70th Street.
fadioflctive Treatment Already
Adds Full Decade to
the Human Span.
The generation of New Yorkers born J
wenty-flve years hence may confl- :
ently look forward to enjoying a
entury or more of life, If experiments 1
ow being conducted In the use of
adium bear full fruit. It was prelcted
yesterday by Dr. C. Kverett j
leM, director of the Radium Insti- j
Lite, at 20fi West Seventieth street.
"Work which is being done along
arious lines by the Rockefeller Instill
te. as well as a fuller development
f the rejuvenating powers of radium,
dll increase the span of human life
laterially, and I think most scientific
ten are agreed on this," said Dr.
"iefd yesterday In discussing statelents
regarding the possibilities of
adlum treatment, made by Dr. E.
tlllman Bailey of Chicago before the
*ierapeutists in convention there. "It
as often been said that a man Is only
s old as his arteries. I believe that
wenty-flve years from now human
fe may enslly be extended to 100
"For the last ten or fifteen years it
as been noted that radium has the
to oansa Ka ran Kaomf Inn fit t
ilta which tend to deposit In people of
tvanclng axe and cause arterlosclerds.
The radium brings the salts back
ito the blood and It has been used ef ctlvely
for this purpose at Gsrman and
ustrlan spaa for ten years. We have
>en administering It for arteriosclerosis,
i well as various other diseases, since
114. but we havo found that the low
isage mentioned by t>r- Bailey Is not
i effective as Injection snto *he veins,
xhaustlve tests have shown its power
developed by the latter method upon
much greater scale.
"But even In Its tiniest forms radium
servlceabre In lengthening human life,
wenty-two of the 140 springs at feura>ga
arc radioactive and for centuries
le Indians brought their old chiefs and
arrlors there for treatment. The curtve
results of the springs for rheum 1 m
and diseases of old sge were long
to noted. The same things 1a true of
e hot springs in Arkansas and Cole.do
and moat of the European spas. If
idlum la administered In augar coated
>llets through the mouth. Inatead of Inner!
Into the velna. better results can
i obtained hv concentrating the dosage. |
"A aeries of teats on both animals and i
jman beings has developed that thai
icrapeutlc effects of radium, admlnls- |
red Intravenously can be traced for a
srlod of twelve weeks. It Is probably
nsslble to trace the effects of radium |
Ills for three or four days. For a raae
f rheumatism a low dosage may be
>od, but when a patient Is brought In
i a stretcher he needs an enormous
nount of radio active energy.
"Radium, of course. Is not a drug but
physical agency. It develops alpha,
da and gamma rays, which give every
ssue of the body the stimulus of explovo
electrical bombardments? -a sort of
ternal massage, as It were- which
ring the bodily secretions bark to noral.
1 have seen the memory, digestive
wers and general strength of patients
ghfy years old Improve wonderfully ,
irough the Intravenous administration
' radium
"Hardening of tho arteries I* cheeked
"cause the salts are redistributed
right's disease Is prevented through
le same process. All of one's organs
s stimulated. Already radium treatant
can. In many Instances, add a full
rcade to the lives of the men and .
omen of to-day."
nminnnnrslth'i \a?al I'.stlmate
for K :t,1 MO.OOO.
MstnofRNK. Oct. 13.?The Minister of
ie Navy, William Smith, to-day Introiced
in the House of Rer resentstlvea
e Australian natal estimate totalling
He announced that tho commoneaith's
sen going fleet had been reduced
i two light cruisers, one (raining
ulser, two sloops, four destroyers,
ires submarines and a few auxlltarlea
The New York ]
best of The Sun
the whole revitali
and sounder nev
luce Rates Equal
is of Their Employees
o meet all future reductions in the
ith corresponding decreases in railted
to the Association of Railway
lorrow, it was announced to-night. 5
tted by a special committee of railerred
with Government officials at |
road official. i
iture decreases in operating costs
was in line with the policy of the '
ictions and at the same time allow
le war facing a huge deficit, he as/ided
for by the transportation act
tecause of the decrease in business, ^
rd not authorized a reduction of
ads would have been bankrupt be- ^
t rates and at the same time mainx>ads
the plan announced to-night
ss, brought about by lower freight
creased revenue necessary for the
, it was stated.
dlilONER IT!:
Deputy Michael Laura Ac- a
cused of Trying to Defeat J
Ends of Justice. c
Suspended Official Is the Democratic
Candidate for Sheriff
in Kings County.
Michael Laura, Deputy Commissioner
of thp Street Cleaning Department
and Democratic candidate for
Sheriff of Kingn county, was bus
ponaoa irom auty yeiwraay artartioon
by Commissioner John P. Leo. In a
I statement last night at the Chi copse '
I Clnb, In St. Nicholas avenue and 147th 1
| street, Commissioner Leo said that he 1
: suspended Mr. Laura for "trying to
defeat the ends of Justice" by tned- '
I dllng In a case before Magistrate Qas- 11
I per J. Liotta In the Platbush Court, In 13
I Brooklyn, involving a charge of as- I
ssult brought by a street sweeper. i
named Kelleher against Philip Mr- J
Manus, delegate of the Brooklyn j
branch of the Drivers Union. i
The Deputy Commissioner was notified
of his suspension during u conference
In the office of District Attorney
Harry A. Lewis of Kings. The ^
conference was attended by Mr. Lewis, J
Mr. Laura. Commissioner Leo and j
John Savarese. an assistant In Mr. 1 J
Laura's office. j j
The action of the Commissioner fol- U
lowed an Investigation begun by the
District Attorney In which both Mr. j
Laura and Mr. Savarese were questioned
by Mr. Lewis. This investigation. It was |
said last night at the District Attorney's I r
office, will be continued this morning t
when the further action of the District I ^
Attorney will be determined.
Magistrate to Be Questioned. t ,
At Mr. Lewis'* office It was also said j
that Magistrate Liotta would be asked ; j
to attend this morning's hearing, where ( j
he will be questioned In the effort to;
learn the details of Mr. Laura's alleged
meddling and effort to Influence the do- ' f
clslon of the court.
Mr. Leo a aid that about three weeks g
ago the sweeper Kelleher came Into his (
office and asked for some light work i
until he had recovered from his Injuries. ' r
The man presented a very battered and 1
beaten appearance, the Commissioner j f
added, and when he was questioned he ^
declared that McManus had bra'en him
because he had refused to Join the union
Mr. Loo Instructed the man to make a '
complaint against McManus. This was "
done. McManus was arrested, the case I li
being set down for a hearing last Tues- n
day before Magistrate Liotta. j 0
Late In the afternoon of that day the ' c
attorney who had been obtained to rep- !
resent Kelleher w ent to Mr. lieo and said
that Juet before the esse was called he *
had heard reports of a telephone men- "
sjyye aald to have been from twura to fl
the Magistrate. This message, the attor- j
ney Informed 'the commissioner, stated
that the Deputj Commlsaloner wm Interested
in the Kelleher-McManu# ?m, p
and "wished to have whatever Influence
he possessed exerted In behalf of Mc-'
Manna," and also aaked that the rase he
dropped If thf Magistrate found It poealble
to do ao. '
The attorney told Mr. Leo that on ac- , r
count of till* nieasuge hr had aaked the M
Magistrate to adjourn the case until yra- _
terduy, which nut done. Mr. Leo said
he took the matter ut> with Mr. Laura at t
once, and that although I .aura denied n
any knowledge of the mc range he, Leo (
obtained sufficient Information to warrant
him taking the matter to the Distrlct>
A Mot nay. Mr. Lewi* at once sum-1 p
moned Mr. Laura and Mr. davare?e to ,
hit office with Mr. Leo.
Reaawn far Ceattameaer. j
The District Attorney would not say f
what had taken place during the eonference.
It waa learned, however, that
Mr. Laura declared he knew nothing of
any message, either written or b> tele- ! it
phone, being sent to Magistrate Llotta. p
Ho is understood to have satd later,
however, that he knew of the tnessage M
but tlmt it was sent wilhouT his knowl- t<
edge or consent by his "confident l>
assistant." It was this Information that
Impelled the District Attorney to announce
that he would continue his In- i h
vostlgatlon to-day. ! t|
Mr. Leo declared last night that Mr. h
Continued en defeat* Tape.
Herald, with all that was
intertwined with it, and
zed, is a bigger and better
/spaper than ever before.
- ir J- ^ WITHIN 200 MILE8.
French Line Manager Tells
Meyer Committee Lack of
Pocks Forces Use of Boston
and Other Harbors.
juekenbach, Unable to Get
Facilities for Fleet, Says
Foreigners Are Favored;
Bribe Hint Spurned.
"lerk, Sub-Renting City Property,
Runs Rank Account
to 31illion or More in
Few Years.
Edgar F. Luckenbach. president of
he Luckenbach Steamship Company,
ne of the largest American shipping
oncerns, testified yesterday before
he Meyer committee in City Hall
hat he was approached by B. W.
-ougheed, the ship broker, who
tated that for $60,000 a lease could
? fixed up for pier 85. Brooklyn,
fr. Luckenbach refused to make the
ayment and did not get the pier,
n sweeping charges made against
Commissioner Murray Hulbert, Mr.
<uckenbach stated that tne head of
he Dock Department gave prefernAO
t a DrltiaVi uhinnino cocnoraf
A?v>v? VV JL/l 1WDU ClUJpjJi VUI (It/I OtiVUQ
ver American companies.
Albert E. Clegg, vice-president of
he Kerr Steamship Company and a
irominent figure in shipping inteists,
testified that his company paid
he city $51,000 for lease of pier 33
n Brooklyn and in addition gave
>34,500 to "some one" whom he could
lot Identify as expenses in connecicn
with that pier. The Lucken?ch
concern formerly had ?he pier.
Wr. Kerr, head of the company, knew
ill about the arrangements, the witness
James F. Gill, treasurer of the
Oriental Navigation Company, testi'led
that on August 14. 1919, he paid
(13.500 to P. J. McLaughlin, broker,
n connection with obtaining a pernit
for pier 86. Hudson River. Philip
Derondl, president of the company,
nade all the arrangements, the wit\css
Broker Named in Other Cases.
B. W. Lougheed is the same broker
rho was named last week by the v
""ranee and Canada Steamship Corporation
as having received either
125,000 or 335,000 (the amount was
>ot fixed positivel.vl for having ohalned
a pier lease. He sailed for
Europe In September and has not reurned.
Mr. Kerr, who made the arrangenents
for $34,000 expenses in connexion
with pier 33, is in Europe, Mr.
:iegg said.
Mr. Derondi of the Oriental Navigation
Company, named as having
paid $13,600 to McLaughlin, is in
Surope, Mr. Gill raid. Mr. McLaufchin
has not been found by suhptena
it-rvers. who have been hunting him
or weeks.
The committee's hunt for persons
aid to possess first hand information
if the mysterious expenses and arangements
in connection w-lth p'.er
eases appears to end at the water
ront. Several other witnesses will
ie called on this subject, however.
Mgch information was obtained
llustrating how fortunes are being
nade out of the city's piers which are
eased At small figures and sublet ar
normous figure# by those lucky
nough to get control to snippers who
annot get piers for their cargoes.
Frank J. Hoey, formerly a steamhip
clerk, went into business for him
If In 1916. I.ater he established the
Irm of SabhRtlno A Co.. stevedores
fe had a charge account at the Dot !.
Jepartment and was fortunate getting
l?r leases.
Small Coals, Big Receipts.
At different times Hoey had two
hr#e or four lenses. The average
entitle paid to the cltv, testimony
howed. was something like $20 a day
"he prices at which the piera sublet
anged from $100 to $200 a day. Testimony
showed that the SabbatIno &
"o. bank deposits from 1918 to W21
tere $05$.IPS. Frank .1. Hoey's deposits
for the sumo period were
Freight steamships of the French
.Ins bearing great cargoes have been
nmed away from this port and soot
r> Philadelphia. Boston and Baltimore
Imply because the company wan unWe
to get piers in New York, <Jscar
t. Cauchois, assistant general repre.
rntatlve of the line In this country,
mid the committee. He said his cornany
had been willing to pay almost .
ny price for piers, but foi two years
us In en unable to get uceotnmodalons
here, and so the business is
elng diverted to other ports.
It was revealed that the profits oJ

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