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MR 28 *22 'H
WEATHER FORECAST.
Rain to-day and to-morrow; coldcr to-day;
fresh northeast and east winds.
Highest temperature yesterday, 72; lowest, 39.
Detailed weather reports will be found on editorial pace.
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THE NEW YORK HERALD
[COP
VOL. LXXXVI.?NO. 209?DAILY.
I G H T. 18
9 2 2, BY THE SUN-HERALD COP.
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A T I O N.J
. THE BEST IN ITS HISTORY.
The New York Herald, with all that was
best of The Sun intertwined with it, and
the whole revitalized, is a bigger and better
and sounder newspaper than ever before.
NEW YORK, MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1922.-*?%gI>o&cTV&':iS&.''?rlz*
PRICE TWO CENTS /
IN NEW YORK CITY.
THRKE CENTS
WITHIN tOli MILES.
FOUR CENTS ELSEWHERE.
BRINDELL FROM CELL
CONTROLS HIS UNION;
UNTERMYER BOOED
Lahor Czar's Power Reaches
Out From Sing Sing to
Run Local 1,456.
MEETING IN TUMULT
Wild Cheers for Chief Who
Stole Only $10,000 and
Hoots for Accuser.
PART JUSTICE FOR VICTIM
Lockwood Lawyer to Tell Ex-1
/ citing ^Experiences When
Committee Resumes.
From his cell in Sing Sing Robert
P. Brindell, one time recognized labor
czar and master in especial of the
Carpenters and Dockbuilders Union,
Lbcai 3 456, reached out his power
yesterday to control labor elements
that would have restored Brindell's
enemy, August Holmstrom, a con
structor who was expelled by the local
at Brindell's order for protesting
against the ease with which Brindell
milked the funds of the local for "ex
penses."
Brindell's power and influence were
unmistakable, and much In evidence.
Subordinates acted on his orders and
his personal hostility toward Samuol
Untermyer, who sent him to Sing
Sing, was manifested a dozen times.
Brindell was cheered, while Ihe law
yer, who was at the meeting, was
booed.
It was at a meeting in Arlington Hall
attended by 2,500 excited carpenters and
dock builders that the former labor czar
chose to display his strength. The hall
was packed and Jammed to tho point of
asphyxiation. All efforts to reinstate
IT qjm strom In tx>cal 1456 were blocked
although It was agreed to lift the ban
sufficiently to permit liim to join the
Baltimore local or some Other local out
wide of New Turk.
NrmpRprr Mrn Kxclnded.
Mr. Untermyer, who appeared not only
;i* a friend of Holmstrom ond to urge
his reinstatement but more definitely as
n professed friend of union labor, so
much no, as he pointed out In his much
booed and interrupted speech, that the
?mploygra had criticiacil him (Unter
myer) as being much too frrendly to the
unions, ?aa roughly treated from the
standpoint of personal attack and dis
order. He was permitted to finish his
*pe?sdh, but not in the presence of news
paper men, who were barred from the
hall. The outstanding feature of the
uproarious session In which moderate
and conservative elements of the local
were routed was the continuing domina
tion of Brindell.
While >Mr. Untermyer was speaking
this temper to stand by Brindell and
justify his acts, even those that cost the
union treasury so heavily, was exempli
fied. Mr. Untermyer said, in appealing
to the justice of Holmstrom's causc:
"Why, Brindell would steal from you
people and did w*iile you weren't even
looking at him. lie has exploited you
nd jou don't know it. Where lias he
ever been your true friend'.'"
A voice boomed from somewhere back
in the close press of big carpenters and
dock builders: j
"Oh, well, he only took $40,000?that
ve know of."
That sentiment was wildly applauded,
tid it was some minutes before Mr.
Untermyer could go on with the futile
appeal.
Prominent among the dissenters and
I't the group that hurled every sort of
uncomplimentary epithet at Mr. Unter
myer was Ray Clark, wfio was said to
liave been foreman of a Job at Broad and
A" all streets at the time of the explosion
in 1920.
Inlon Drflea the (aorta,
The meeting was called to consider
Holmstrom's application for reinstate
ment. He was expelled In 1914 when
Brindell was the sole business agent ot
the union. The courts put him biwk.
hut Brlnd*l"a power was so great that
he union calmly fired him again after
the local had broken up and had been
reorganised, many having followed
Holmstrom Into the Municipal Dock
builders' Union and a minority hav
ing trailed after Brindell into the pres
ent local. Holmstrom went to France
in 1917 and worked on the United States
Government doeks at Brest and else
where. and when he returned to Balti
more he tried to get into the local there,
but was barred bccattpc of the expulsion
and fine Issued agiilifst hlin here.
That cdlct lias prevented his employ
ment anywhere. Mr. Untermyer took up
llolmatrom'a cause and had assumed
that his course toward union labor
would entitle him to a fair and sym
pathetic hearing. The outcome was that
he was Jeered and screamed at. and
that half the time he was speaking
boos arid guffaws broke Into the current
of his talk. At the outset he said:
"I have accepted thia Invitation pri
marily because 1 propose to convince
myself by ocular demonstration whether
It la possible that your union Is still
under the domination of Robert P. Brin
dell.
"I want to know whether It Is really
true that a man who has done so much
to destroy the repute of organized labor,
who sold you out and betrayed you
ngain and a?aln for money, and ex
torted a million dollars a year out of
I hat betrayal, Is still regarded as a
martyr to the cause that has been
disgraced by him.
"It is for that reason T came here
to champion the cause of a man I do
not know and In whom I have no per
sonal Interest. I am here to vindicate
a principle. For eight rears this man
lias been brutally hounded for his hos
tility to Brindell. For eight years he
rontlnnrd on Pag* Nln#.
theatrical*ar?i~~Hotel and S<"?tatiran??.
A4vtrtl*lng ?UI b. found on Pat*
Soviets Now Considering
Possibility Lenine's Death
LONDON. March 26.?Reports
from Berlin received in Co
penhagen, says a dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph from tha
Danish capital, are to the effect
that the leaders of the Russian
Soviet Government have been sum
moned to Moscow to consider the
situation which may arise In the j
event of the death of Nikolai Lenlne,
the Premier, which is said to be re- !
gartied as a possibility la the near
future.
V /
DIED FAILURE UNDER
FIRE BYBANTONNOW
Begins Criminal Inquiry to
Find What. Became of
000,000 Lost.
TO FIX RESPONSIBILITY
Editorial in 'New York Herald'
and Bucket Shop Revela
tions Praised.
Investigation of the $4,000,000 fail
ure of E. D. Dier & Co. is under way
in the office of the District Attorney,
according to a statement made yes
terday by Mr. Banton. The statement
was made after the District Attorney
had read an editorial published in The
New York Herald on Saturday, which
suggested that a criminal investiga
tion of the case should be made. The
statement Issued by Mr. Banton said:
"One of the papers in its editorial
columns on Saturday suggested that
the District Attorney should start a
criminal investigation of the Dier and
similar cases, and go ahead with it
regardless of where it hits. The Dis
trict Attorney of New York county
has not only started but is prosecuting
sucb an investigation vigorously. This
investigation is based upon claims
filed in this office against members of
the firm of Dier & Co.
"One of the first stops in maWng thlD
Investigation wns to issue a subpeena for
the books of Dier & Co. This move was
countered by a motion made by Dier
In tho United States District Court for
the Southern District of New York to
restrain the District Attorney from tak
l?r and to re strain the receiver of Dior
* Co. from delivering to the District At
torney, the books of Dior & Co. Judge
Learned Hand denied this motion and I
expect the order to be entered early
this coming week.
To Seek KestmlntnK Order.
"The attorneys for Dier & Co. have
notified me that thoir next move would
be to obtain a restraining order from
the Circuit Court of Appeals, pending the
appeal of Dier from the decision of
Judge Learned Hand. It la next to im
possible to prove that a crime has been
committed by any members of the Arm
of Dier & Co. or any others connected
with them without these books.
"This only goes to show the absolute
necessity of having laws in this State
which will put brokers under the con
trol of the Banking Department or some
like department, and place their records
at the disposal of public officers at all
times. It is reported that Dier & Co.'s
liabilities are $5,000,000 and that their
?ssets are about $100,000, or 3 per cent
of their liabilities. Can any one Imagine
a bank or insurance company falling
with such a difference between its assets
and liabilities as this?"
Mr. Banton then went on to say that
his office also had been temporarily re
strained from examining tho books of
S. S. Rjiskay & Co.. and that Judge
Learned Hand had referred the matter
to Special Master Parkin to report
whether the members of the firm of S. S
Ruskay & Co. had waived their consti
tutional privileges when tho books of
that Arm were delivered to the receiver
in bankruptcy.
Will Seise Books If Needed.
"Nothing but a constitutional barrier
will keep the District Attorney of New
V'ork county from taking the books of
brokers and prosecuting those against
whom he finds evidence of violation of
the laws of thin Htate." Mr. Banton said.
"Of course, it Is necessary, to prove
larceny and that a person who receives
stolen goods or money knew that the
goods were stolen In order to convict
Kuch person of receiving stolen goods.
The suggestion contained In the edi
torial mentioned ia a good one, and the
District Attorney will act upon It in
each ruse."
While Uie District Attorney's office
searches for evidence that a crime was
committed in the Dier case and the at
torney for the receiver, Manfred W.
Ehrlch endeavors to Increase their $400.
000 creditor*' fund by bringing pressure
to bear on certain members at the bank
rupts!' brokerage house, the creditors
and their attorneys are planning on tak
ing steps to supplement the work of the
two other agencies investigating the
failure. The mass meeting of creditors,
of three committees now consolidated,
will be held at Bryant Hall on Wednes
day evening, and it la expected that
more than 1,000 Dier creditors will at
tend. At that time the offer* of Charles
A. Stoneham, Klmore D. Dier, Fred An
drewa and others connected with the
case will be discussed and a definite
policy will be determined by the cred
itors.
Creditor* Want Wo Charity.
A new attitude on the part of some
creditors became known yesterday when
O. P. Carpenter of 164 Nassau street,
representing several persons to whom
money is dm, said that the offer of
$200,000 from Charles A. Stoneham
should not be accepted, and that If It
was, as has been stated 'by the Stone
ham counsel, merely a contribution as
a matter of a fowling of moral obliga
tion to Mr. Stoneham's former custom
ers, the offer should be rejected, as the
creditors do not want to become "char
ity taker*" If. on the other hand, Mr.
Carpenter said, there was any evidence
of knowledge on the part of Mr. Stone
ham that lie was turning over his ac
counts to an insolvent concern he should
be prosecuted and no "settlement" for
$200,000 should be considered.
"In short." Mr. Carpenter said,
"cither Mr. Stoneham la deeply c#n
Conlluaed on Pay* Seven.
PILOT CHARGES BOXt
PASSED BY SEAPLANE
WRECK, REFUSING AID
Dived for Man Missing- Af
ter All Six Had Been
Thrown Into Sea.
BODY FLOATS BY WIFE
Victims Perished One by
One-and Were Cast Adrift
From Craft.
SMITH THE LAST TO GO'
Sole Surv ivor Tells of Pathetic
^lessage; Faces Pneumonia
From Long Exposure.
Miamt, March 26.?Physicians in
attendance on Robert Moore, pilot of
the Miss Miami, fear pneumonia may
develop because of his fifty-live hour
fight against thirst, starvation and
death. He has recovered from his de
lirium, but is still shaken with the
horror of his experience.
"We left Miami," said Moore to
night, "at 11:04 o'clock last Wednes
day morning in the face of a stiff
northeasterly wind. At 11:41, about
three minutes out Of Blminl, some
thing broke off the propeller. I auto
matically looked for a ship or a shoal
to land by. I saw a fishing smack
and volplaned down to the water
about a mile away In Its course.
"I asked the passengers not to be
afraid. We were in no Immediate
danger and the craft was drawing
near. The winds, however, were
rising, and before long the hull of the
boat sprang a leak. The nose of the
plane began rising. Then a big wave
came along and lifted us. The plane
turned over, and we were all thrown
into the sea.
Misses Her tiH.
"Mrs. Bulte came to the surface
first, then Mr. Smith and Mrs. Smith.
Of the three none could swim. I suc
ceeded in getting them to the over
turned plane. Mrs. Dickson and Mr.
Bulte had not appeared on the sur
face. Mrs. Bulte made this discovery.
" 'My God! my husband, where is
ho?' she cried.
"I told here he would be all right in
a few minutes and divert into the water,
but I eould not locAte either him or
| Mrs. Dickson. Mrs. Bulte began to
weer J dived again and obtained
cushions from thi plane to use for life
preservers. As I returned to them T
saw the body of Bulte floating. I
stopped directly In front of Mrs. Bulte
and obstructed her view. As the body
passed me I noted a wound on his fore
head. He must have been killed before
he struck the water when the plane
overturned.
"Within the next thirty minutes the
scenes changed twice. On the horiion
we sighted the fishing boat. We began
to laugh and contemplated being picked
up. I was confident we would be saved.
In fact, I felt likei whistling. I believe
1 dirt. It kept up my morale. And the
fishing boat changed Its course.
"I can't understand In God's world
i why he did not keep on toward us. He
knew I was In that locality somewhere,
for he had seen me com'- down. 1 could
see his name on the boat, less than
half a mile away, as he went on "
Often Swfpt Overboard.
"The wind* rose during the nlfht and
the women grew weaker. At least twelve
times they w.^re swept over, but I
swam out and got them and brought
them bai'k each tlm<\
"The next day our hopes rose as we
saw other boats pass, but none came
within less than a tulle and a half of us.
I tried to keep up the morale of the
others by tolling th*m we were soldlerr,.
Tt helped marvclously. hut one of the
the women, Sirs. Smith, became utterly
dejected.
"We weathered the storm of Wednes
day night after a terrible experience,
fend Mrs. Bultc died Thursday. I saw
M-. and Mrs. Smith clasped In ?'?ch
other's arms and on# of them suggested
that they close their eyes and jump
overboard. But. they didn't, and Mrs.
Smith died In her husband's arms. We
released the bodies of the two women
and they floated away.
"Thursday, as dusk approached. Smith
grew delirious and T strapped him on.
At times he appeared rational and asked
me what chance I thought we had of be
ing resetted. T told him I thought wa
would yet be saved, and *e said :
"1 don't see how we can hold out
much longer. f?on't you think I hud a
brave wife?' I assured him that I Wad
never seen a more courageous woman.
" 'All right. Bob.' he answered, 'prom
ise me that If you return you will tell
her sons how brave their mother was.
Tell them the facts and tell them the
truth about me. Vou will know as no
other how I died.'
fhrwa Blond From Fingers.
"t chewed the ends of my fingers
until blood came to appeas? my ?hirst.
I saw boats pass and waved to them, but
none saw me. As dusk appeared Friday
night T began to believe that It was all
tip. T tied a. rope to my neck, but. 1
waa so weak that it seemed there wasn't
much u?a>. I guess I was unconscious
when the boat came after me, for T
don't remember much more."
The most tragic part of Moore's story
was how he and lAwrence E, Smith, the
last of the victims to die. became so at
tached to each other that In Smith's last
hours they were slternately In laughter
and tears. Moore, to keep up Smith's
spirits, would tell Jokes and picture the
beautiful laland on which they soon
would land.
FlnaMy. ho waver, Smith reallaed he
waa dying. He then took three one dol
Contlnned on rage Nina.
Europe Beats America
in Saving of Daylight
FOR the nest thirty-five day*
England, France and Bel
gium wilf )>e,six hout^ ahead
of America lnrtlad of the cus
tomary live hours. Daylight sav
ing abroad went into effect at I
o'clock this morning, but the clocks
in New York and other Eastern
American cities will not be ad
vanced until April 30.
According to Marcus M. Marks,
president of the national associa
tion, daylight saving will be more
general in the United States this
summer than ever before. Phila
delphia. Atlantic City, Pittsburgh
and several New England cities
have been converted to the cause.
Physicians are unanimous, Mr.
Marks said, in indorsing an extra
hour of daylight and sunshine, and
the only remaining opponents are
found in the backwoods, where
they say: "The I^ord made the
tjme and it is blasphemy to tinker
^with It."
HYLAN'S EAR HEARS
PRESIDENTIAL BEE
Speaks in Chicago on Foreign
delations and Demands
New Deal.
I WOULD DUX THJ5 ALLIES
I
Attacks War Policy, Condemns
Arms Treaties and Assails
Great Britain.
Special Dispatch to Tub Nrw Vo?k Hbcai.b.
Chicago, March 26.?Mayor John F.
HyJan of New York, speaking to-night
at the annual banquet of the fourth
decree Knights of Columbus, trei.?d
national and International Issues in
such a way that, despite mention of
William Randolph Hearst, ?3e:iator
Hiram Johnson of California an* Rod
man Wanamaker. his hearers got the
impression that the New York Mayor
actually was launching his own cam
paign for a Presidential nomination
The Rockefeller-Standard <"H1 inter
ests were attacked mercilessly and pic
tured as an octopus to control the -du
cational systems of the country: th~
four Power pe3ce treaty waa con
demned and the Senators who voted
for it were scored. British shipping
interests were charged with seeking
to control the commerce of the coun
try.
Mr. Hylan would call all foreign
loans at the earliest possible moment
and maintain a policy of "spendid iso
lation." Throughout the address the
"subsidized" New York press received
frequent attention, while the New
York Mayor expressed the opinion that
the people who thought all the real
brains In the country were in Wash
ington were being badly fooled.
Pie* for Rellglona Tolerance.
A pica for a tolerance of rsllglous
beliefs that would not stand In the way
of political or other aspirations ran
through Mr. Hylan's address and
strengthened the suggestion made most
recently while he waa a * lsltor to Palm
Beach that the Whits House was hlj
ultimate objective.
In his peroration, however, Mr. Hylan
got his American history a little mixed,
despite tho sclf-a.?sutned task of one
of hia municipal cabinet to correct the
text books on the subject. He had Old
Glory "snapping proudly over Bunker
Hill," when in fact It was first raised
six months aft-Jr that historic engage
ment.
Speaking of international relationships
Mayor Hybin said: "The people of the
United States overwhelmingly repu
diated the I.oagii' of Nations because
thry did not wish to depart from the In
spiring spirit of our history: because
they did not wish lo become the door
mat of crafty old world militarism.
"And now. the flag that snapped
proudly over Valley Korg? and Bunker
Mill droopn sadly on Its staff, for it has
been decreed by a handful of Senators
at Washington that the Htnrs and
i Stripes must flutter beside the staud
| arda of Ureat Britain and Japan, if any
1 time the Insular possessions of thiue
empires in the region of the Taclflc
are in anywise threatened.
Indnlgra In Prophffj-.
"Thj Senators, who by the their ac
tion have made the free and Indepen
dent Unitfd Hltles of America the prop
of crumbling European or warlike
Asiatic dynasties, may llvj to regret
Continued on Page Si\.
SENATORS TO FIGHT
POLITICAL ASPECTS
OF 60NUS MEASURE
Vigorous Controversy Cer
tain to Develop if Bill
Reaches Chamber.
| TO RESENT COERCION
Paid Opponents to Attack
Individual Pledges as
Party Commitments.
SNAGS FOR PROMOTERS
Senate Will Not Submit to,
Propajrandism Such as In
fluenced House.
Br i.otris SKiBor.D.
Spertal Pupto Thb Nrw York IIchals.
New York Herald narenii. I
Wnftliiiiztan. T>. C'.. March 28. f
This question is certain to provoke
vigorous controversy when the Sen
ate takes up (he bonus raid on the
public Treasury:
Did the individual promises made
by Senators to win election In 1920
and 1922 commit tholr respective
parties to redeem such pledges at
the expense of the Government?
Opponents of the 15,000,000,000 cer
tificate loan plan'passed by the House
and already viewed with disfavor by
the Senate have Indicated their pur
pose to obtain a definite answer to
this question when the Finance Com
mittee reports the measure for pas
sage?if it does.
Discussion of the bonus raid among
Senators has split into two phases.
1 One concerns the economic conse
quences to the Government and the
people of any bonus bill at this time.
The other feature, which interests
Senators who question the wisdom of
bonus legislation, now relates to the
political aspects of the situation.
Open C'huricr DUpattd.
Tn the House of Representatives the
charge was openly made and not dis
puted that tho influence which con
trolled the decisions of members who
voted for the bonus bill were of a
political character and nothing else.
Tn the Senate., where a higher grade
of legislative ability and political mor
als Is held to prevail, the claim made
In the lower house will probably be
vigorously repudiated by Senators who
for various reasons favor the payment
of a bonus to able bodied veterans of
the world war.
The charge lightly made in the
House of Representatives by the op
ponents of the bonus raid that the
majority of members who voted for it
had been coerced by threats of politi
cal reprisals in Ihc coming elections
probably will not be permitted to pass
without challenge. Senators are more
Jealous of their standing in the coun
try than members of the lower house,
who viewed the charge of political de
bauchery In the nature of an amusing
Jest,
Members of the Senate undoubtedly
will rebuke the claim made by Com
mander MacNider of the American le
gion that his organization controls five
million votes. Mr. MaeNider's charge
was contained In one of the most
amazing telegrams ever addressed to
a President of the United States. It
was made In connection with a demand
that the President use his Influence to
compel Congress to pass a bonus bill
without delay.
Kloqvenl Proof of Thrents.
The mall of memners of the two
houses has furnished eloquent proof
during the bonus rontroversy of the
determination of ex-service men to
punish the members of both the Sen
ate and House who oppose their sordid
claims for payment for patriotic ser
vices and to reward those who vote
for it.
That the Senate Is to be subjected to
the same sort of organized propaganda
as that which succeeded in the House
of Represenlatives is clearly indicated
by the methods already inaugurated.
Whether it will be as great a success
Continued on Page Two.
Hunt Thieves and $400,000 in Loot
Taken From 164 Ship Board Craft
The police of Peekckill, N. Y., and
the officials of Rockland county arc
cooperating with agents of tho De
partment of Justice In an effort to run
down thieves reported to have stolen
fitting* valued at f400.000 from the
1?4 vessels of the United States Ship
ping Board fleet anchored In the Hud
son River near PeekskiU.
Robert Wood, Under Sheriff of Rock
land county, said the {hefts are be
lieved to have been inside Jobs, as
there arc watchmen on every vessel
that would have made it virtually im
possible for persons on the outsido to
have taken the property.
George I* Brown. Sheriff of the
county, has received information that
the goods stolen Included brass fit
tings, table linen, silverware and other
furnishings of the officers' quarters of
the oceangoing ships. The plunder
ing has been taking place, according
to the report, for several weeks.
Officials of the Shipping Board In
Washington were quoted laat night
as having -hart no report of the theft*
and l-eferred the matter to local offi- !
Hals. Col. R. M. Watkins, who is In i
charge of the fleet, denied any knowl
edge of the alleged thievery, while
A. F. Mack, district manager in tMfc
city, said that petty thefts occurred
frequently and that h? did not think ,
anything unusual was occurring.
According to reports from local au
thorities, however, they are actively
?nsrsged In searching for the thieve?.
Police on both sides of th? river have
Joined forces, as it is believed that th*>
goods must have been taken from the
ships across the Ice before It broke up
with the approach of warm weather.
Henry Burke, <"hief of Police of
Peeksklll, is investigating the recent
death of Charles Olme. who was an
assistant to a Capt. Brown on one of
the ships. Olme was found dead on
the shore close by the place where
the fleet is resting, and It la believed
his death may have had some con
nection with the report* of thieving.'
LLOYD GEORGE INSISTS
CRAIG CONFER ON BELFAST
Sp'ctal Cable to Tm Niw Vo?K Hkcai.u. Copyright, I9ti. by Thc New Vo?K Heiaid.
New %'urk Hrralil Bur mil. I
l/ondon, March 26. J
PREMIER LLOYD GEORGE fully realizes the gravity of the
Irish crisis. The Ulster difficulty will be put up to him to
morrow without gloves and he may be compelled to make
momentous decisions in the face of the growing proof of Orange
responsibility for the terrorism in Belfast.
Late to-night the word from Belfast indicated that Sir James
Craig. Ulster Premier, would not. accept the Government s invitation
to come to the conference here. An invitation probably couched in
even stronger terms will be sent him if he refuses.
Michael Collins will not meet Sir James Craig. "My hand was
spat upon when I extended it before," he told a New York Huiai.d
correspondent last week In Dublin. It became known to-night that
Arthur Griffith and E. J. Duggan, Minister of Home Affairs, are
coming, breathing fire over what they call the "ruthless failure" or
the Belfast government to carry out the terms of the agreement
whereby Collins raised the boycott on Ulster in consideration for the
promised efforts of Sir James Craig to secure the return of expelled
Catholic workers to the Belfast shipyards.
Evidence has accumulated over the week end from accounts of
armed motor gangs terrorizing the Catholic districts of Belfast that
many of the horrible crimes were the work of men supposed to be
the forces of law and order. Dublin asserts that men of Class C
of the Ulster special constabulary who Ulster Finance Minister Pol
lock said the British Government would subsidize, are the ones who
in motor cars are terrorizing their Catholic fellows.
The Dublin delegation also is bringing evidence that a great
majority of the outrages have been perpetrated against Nationalist
Quarters, a fact which London little realizes, as the British news
papers seldom mention the politics or creed of the victims unless
both are Orange. Only two newspapers here stated that the McMahon
family were Catholic.
SLAIN Br STRANGER I
AFTER SCORNING GIRLl
Man in Light Green Overcoat
Is Shot Down by Murderer,
Who Escapes in Taxi.
SHOT JUST SKIPS A BABY
.
Madison Street in Panic as
Murder Follows Quarrel on
Crowded Sidewalk.
i A man in a light green overcoat met
a girl in a gray hat yesterday after
| noon at 4:30 o'clock in front of th?j
1 poolroom at 16fi Madison street, which
is owned by Kid Dropper, a famous
gangster in the days of Monk TCast
j man and Johnny Spanish. They
; talked for ten minutes, and thev
! talked so volubly and with- such ges
ticulation that they attracted much
attention In a street crowded with
children at play, and on a sidewalk
i aJmost Jammed with women pushing
: baby carriages and others on their
afternoon promenade.
The girl in the gray hat seemed to
grow angry a* th? conversation pro
1 ceeded. She appeared to be trying to
Induce the man to walk away with
her. She pulled at his arm and
pleaded with him, but he remained
obdurate. Finally she left, going hur
riedly toward Pike street, and the
man In the Hsrht green overcoat began
I to pace up and down the sidewalk.
Tie went in one direction as far as the
end of the poolroom property; in the
other as far as the end of the prop
erty, 158 Madison street, occupied by
a Greek restaurant.
Between these two point* the man
walked for Ave minutes. He scowled
and muttered to himself, the police said,
i and this fart and the further fs>'t that
he ?ai resplendent in clothes that were
obviously new and freshly pressed, w Ith
a silk shirt of many colors, glistening
tan shoes and a rakish green cap, mad*
him an object of interest, to the chil- I
dren. They flustered about him; the I
little girls stood at the curbing nnd
watched him. the little hoys Imitated
his walk and made joshing remarks
about his quarrel with the girl.
The man paid no attention to tlirm.
He continued to walk up and down,
pushing his way past the ?<warm of
baby carriages and through the crowds
of children that got under Ills feet. At
4 :45 o'clock. Just Ave minutes after the
girl had gone, a brown and white taxi
cab stopped In front of the Greek res
taurant. Several persons who glanced
Idly at It told the police afterward that
it seemed at the time to be empty ex
j ceptlng for the drlvrr. but later develop
ments showed that a man was hiding in
the Inclosed part.
When the taxlcab stopped the man In
j the green eoat was walking directly
| toward it. He did not seem to see it.
i lie reached the end of his promenade
and turned to go back. It was then
that a man opened the taxlcab door and
stepped to the ground. He walked
, quickly tow-ard the man In the green
coat, pushing aside the crowds of
curious children. When within five feet
he drew a revolver and fired two shots,
both of the bullets going almost directly
i over a baby carriage which a woman
had Just pushed In front of him.
The first bullet hit the man in the
green coat In the head ; the other missed,
but the police could And no trace of it.
i The man who had been shot fell to the
| sidewalk without a sound, unconscious;
the other man stej?ped quickly Into the
taxlcab, the revolver still In his hand,
; and the vehicle went swiftly toward
I Pike street and turned t'ie corner.
The shooting had occurred so quickly
j that for an Instant the crowd In th?
' street stood still with amsr.ement. Then
the women began to scresni, the hables
began to cry and the children who ha<!
! been playing began running about and
shouting.
i Patrolman Newman of the Oak street
j station sent the wounded man to Gou
[ verneur Hospital, but he died In the
' ambulance.
Concession Included in Me
diation Offer by Allied
Ministers.
TO COMPENSATE GREEKS
Anglo-French Cloud Over An
fiora Accord May Bo
Dissipated.
J'ahip. March 2? (Associated Preas).
?Retention by Turkey of Constanti
nople and a large part of pastern
Thrace, the demilitarization of the
territories adjoining the straits of the
Dardanelles, whether allotted to Tur
key or Greece, and that an interna
tional commission shall attend to the
upkeep of the straits, are proposals
made by the allied Foreign Ministers
after Ave days' consideration of Near
East questions.
The conclusions of Tremier Poin
care, Marquis Curzon, the British
Foreign Secretary, and Sign or Schan
zer, the Italian Foreign Minister, are
believed to mark a step toward a set
tlement of a question which ha* been
one of the roots of unrest in the Old
^orld. The amicable offer of media
tion between Turkey and Greece re
moves the dilemma facing the French
of either taking a hostile attitude
toward Turkey or breaking wiih the
Allies, and also removes the cloud
created over Anglo-French relations
by the Angora accord.
Should the Turkish Nationalist lead
er* find the proposed modifications of the
Sevres treaty do not go far enough, It Is
pointed out that nothing has be?n done
in Paris which would stand In the way
of continuing the negotiations.
Authorities In Constantinople alrradv
have accepted th* armistice proposal,
made several days ago. and the Angora
representatives, when told of the For
e*i? Ministers' decisions to-night, did
not hide their feeling of satisfaction
Tn connection with their proposal that
? he straits territories be demilitarize)
the Minsters suggested ihat allied forces
mill tart, ?*1Ilpo11 Pel insula and allied
mill tar.v Inspectors be charged with the
as.-, of enforcing the measures. The
Proposals are to be submitted to the ln
w,,?w,u b' '?vu* r0
send representatives to a citv to b.
ronrp71 ,?te.r* w*t,lln three week*. Thp?*
Brttteh1 ? .V* Wl11 **?'?ted bv the
mission. * and ^^oh High Com
missioners In Constantinople.
fvln^t^H^ nnd'?C a mean? nr "alls
t'1" desires of the Armenian* ,a.
confided to the League of Xatlons.
, fWo meetings to-day the Minis
ters wer^ still at variance on certain
sues, and with Uiedeslre Of reaching a ?, ?:.
tlemei.t before Slgnor SchanaV left for
thi*s i *W Premier Uoyd George ?
tnird session wa?t called. It wa? mid.
nlnht before announcement ???<. made
^decisions h.d been IhMoH
(hi' ,h" ?M,ni"?rs that
ne financial independence of Turkey
niu.it in large measure be respeetefi and
that. If compelled to bear ihT burden
entailed by her entry into the w?r heshle
th? Central Towers. Turkey's financial
nnu" h i marHlS ,hat H f,*M indemnity
only be Imposed. The .Ministers decided
. .1 Ottomsn public debt admlni*.
(ration should be maintained, and that
except for certain measures for the pro
tection of allied economic Interest* .,n
financial control be placed over Turkey
Measures t0 modify the situation that
exists by reason of the treaties ealie.1
capitulations, without compromising the
rights and Interests of forelgnws |?
Turkey were also studied hv Uie Mln
Isters. t nder dies.- capitulations." the
subjects of Western Powers resident
In^Turkey enjoy extra territorial privi
DiHGRROt'l SHELL Fot
A .5 calibre high explosive shell w?s
found in the gutter in front of 31*7
"v?ntie yesterday bv Patmlm?n
och of the Kbst HStb street station
" ,z,",:x-T ?"r 10 *"? "?
Di'astiY Boycott on Belfast
Declared in Dublin
Convention.
I)E VALERA IS SILENT*
Republican Forces to Ra.
Under Control of Execu
tive Committee.
220 'DELEGATES' THERE
/
Most of Them Youthful antfj
Few Wore 1'niform of Re
publican Army. , jf
r?,.rTh 6 <A?,oci?MI
ress) _-The convention of member*
of the Irish Republican army held in
Mansion House here to-day, notwithj
^.andiug the prohibition issued by'
fhe Dail Eireann authorities against,'
y. was in session for more than
twelve hours. 4
A resolution was passed unani
I?!81-! Affirming allegiance to the,'
Irish Repubhc. The resolution also'
declared that the Republican armr
should be under the supreme control
executive committee, whictf^
shall draft a constitution for submis
sion at a subsequent convention.
Among other matters on which th?
convention took decisions and con
cermng which the executive com
mittee will later issue a full state
ment was to boycott Belfast and to
extend the boycott to the six north,
ern counties of Ireland.
An official statement which out.
lined the above results of the pro
ceedings added that the delegate,
present numbered -20. that thev rep
resented forty-nine brigades, as well
as four members of general headquar
ers and officers from eight divisional
staffs and from three or four ind?
pendent brigade staffs.
Entrance* Are ?.iiar?rd.
The meetings were conducted In
private. Extreme precautions were
en to prevent unauthorized per.
sons from entering the hall, a line
of men remained throughout the day
in front of Mansion House, and ail
entrances to it were closely guarded.
1 here was no display of arms and no
attempt at interference with th?
meetings, a small crowd of the curi-i
ous lingered in the vicinity of the
hall throughout the day and evening.
The meetings seemingly were only
slightly affected by the declaration of
Richard Mulcahy, Minister of Defense
that every man attending would b?
suspended from the army. Jt ]<j esti
mated that about 220 delegates
present a majority of them wrr?
youthful. Very fCw 0f them wore uni
forms. The atfndaneo included .-om*
members of the Belfast Brigade. It ts
said they came to Dublin not to sup-'
port the purpose of the meeting, hut*
to urge unity as essential for the r>ro?i
tection of the northern Nationalists, j
iir.o Attend *r??lon?.
Mr. Mulcahy declared to-day that th?
convention had been arranged by t?<?
of the five brigade commander* of thai
army.
The silence of 13am on De Vaiera. i%
tlx* face of challenges by the m;*i^
papers to make known his attitude to-'
ward the convention, seemed perplexlns;
in political queers to-day. Michael
Collins in a speech at Watcrford to day
challenged Mr. De Vaiera to roveal b'a
rtava arid aiso to dissociate himself'
from such "mutinous statements" ?<
were mad* last week, by Roder.ck O'Coti
nor. director of engineering of headW \
quarters staff of the Irish republi -arf ^
army. in a>- er;"ng that to-dav's con-?
vrntion would be held despite orders t? %
the contrary.
Mr. Collins added that the greatest
argument with which he would he faoett
at the coming conference with thai
authorities In l^ondon would be Mr. Da
Valcra and that gentleman's political
followers. He said Sir James < ralg.
the Ulster Premier, would not"dream o?
coming into a union while tho present J
dissension prevailed, and if Mr. Dei
Vaiera could unite the country un4ef*
his own leadership, accept the trtMHRfl
snd agree tn w^rk f.>r the Free State, he I
(Collins) woul.l gla'lly sfp aside. 11? j
added that he would not regret in sticli
a contingency (hat so heavy a burden, j
of responsibility had been taken fraotf
him.
DUBLIN SEES BELFAST
SEEKING INTERVENTION
Pollock's Parliament Speech
Is So Interpreted.
Special Cahlr to Tub N'bw To?k Hm?>s. a
CoMStykf, I9tt. by Thb Nrw Tnn l'rui% '
New York Herald Hureaq. i
Dublin. Msreh IIS. i
Dublin Is furious at the attempt ?
'iavr> England Intervene in Irela?4| j
which It believes is evident trom If. N.
Pollock's statement in the Delfsst
;??' "ill, >\iien r< . Minister of Kind DM j
be suld the British ' lovernment w?nl4 j
suhslillxp the lTlst*r Special ConstatM*
lary. Arthur Griffith and Michael Cot?
lins. however, 'In not believe Pollo^B 1
i,new his facts, because they believe that t
Premier LJoyd i;eorg<- I* endeavoring J
play fair. They consider such a sulk J
? idy would be a direct violation of the
Free State treaty.
There are those, however, who do nog 1
put such faith in Mr. I.lnvd rjeovge, *r1
one man of International v putstion, amt
who Is not a t'.Tthi ji i'ii' n (
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