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WEATHER FORECAST.
Cloudy to-day; to-morrow unsettled, prob
ably rain; moderate easterly winds.
Highest temperature yesterday, '45; lowest, 38.
Detailed weather report* will be found on adltorial pace.
THE NEW YORK HERALD
{COPYRIGHT, 19 2 2, BY THE SDN-HERALD COBPORiTION.) ^
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VOL. LXXXVI.?NO. 218?DAILY.
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THE BEST IN ITS HISTORY.
The New York Herald, with all that waf
best of The Sun intertwined with it, and
the whole revitalized, is a bigger and better
and sounder newspaper than ever before.
NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1922.?CJS5. "ST"
PRICE TWO CENTS
IN NEW YORK CITY.
THREE CENTS
WITHIN 200 MILE?
FOUR CENTS BLSEWHEnB.
CALL BY CONGRESS
FOR CONFERENCE TO
END GOAL STRIKE
I ????
Central Field Employers In
, yited to Meet Union Lead
ers in Washington.
APRIL 10 DATE SET
House Labor Committee
i Wires Appeal to Owners
! to Reach Agreement.
BORAH BAPS OPERATORS
Accusing Them' of Breaking
j Contract, Senator Talks of
] Government Regulation.
j
Washington, April 4.?A Congres
sional effort at settlement of the coal
strike, particularly a.? it involves the
bituminous fields, wa* begun to-day
when Chairman Nolan of tho House
Labor Committee was authorized to
telegraph invitations to representa
tive operators and officers of opera
tors* associations in the central com
petitive coal Held to attend a meeting
with tho miners' union leaders in
Washington April 1J and attempt to
reach an agreement.
At the samo time Senator Borah
(Rep., Idaho) said in tljo Senate that
"drastic public action" might be de
manded, and charged the operators
with contract breaking in precipitat
ing the strike.
Senator Borah said he was aware the
original contract had been changed, but
not in respect to the agreement for a
conference last month. Even if there
liart been no such contract, he added, the
operators and owners should have sougli i
& conference.
"The mine owners owed it to the pub
lic." he said, "to use their utmost efforts
to bring about a conference and an un
derstanding. If the miners had refused
then the criticism would have been upon
them. Tbe contractual relations between
the mine owners and miners seem to
have bee; broken down. It Jjas reached
point where the public". In defense
of Itself, must take some drastic m?a?
In order to control this great In
dustry.
Birrah Attack* Operator*.
The Idaho Senator said It was a re
rponslbillty of Congress to find remedies
for "auch serious situations." and added
that the obligation rested largely on the
party in power. He oald the operators
had "invited" drastic action by Congress,
but that there were many rteps "on this
fide of public ownership" which could be
taken properly. Regulatory measures,
arbitration programs and other legisla
tive moves could be worked out, he
argued, to "check this controversy which
tears up the Industrial life of the country
from year to year."
The attitude of the operators. Senator
Borah declared, hacl forced the miners
either to go on strike or submit to dicta
tion of their wago scales.
"That is not a condition to which the
American public will submit," he con
tinued. "They will neither permit the
man who works in the mine to control
the Industry nor permit the man who
owns the mine to control and dictate to
the worker.
"The third party in this conflict, the
public, is largely lost sight of. It must
in the end bear the brunt of the loss
finally In the increased cost of coal or
wages."
A possible divergence between the
views of members of Congress and those
of the Administration, however, was seen
when Attorney-CJcneral Daugherty Is
sued a statement reiterating that "the
Government Is not undertaking to do
anything in the present situation of the
coal matter," declaring that "men have
a right to quit.work and men have a
right to employ other men," that the
public was not menaced with coal short
age, and that It was the duty of loc,*l
authorities to maintain order. ?
Government to Preaerre Peace.
The Government would not look with
favor upon coal price Increases. Mr.
Pausrherty said, adding that he "saw
no reason at this time to believo that
disorder need be feared," but asserting
that the Government "will perform ;
whatever may be Its duty In the prem- [
Ites," If local and States agencies can- i
not. maintain peace.
The House committee action came |
sfter its members had spent two days
listening to discussion of the strike by
John I'. Lewis, president of the United |
Mine Workers, who assured the com- i
mlttec he would advise his nssoclates (
to negotiate with any "representative
jrroup*' of operators from the central
fl?ld, which Includes Illinois, Indiana,
Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
The committee decided to appeal direct
to the representative of the operators' \
srro'ips In the States named, and Mr.
I,ewls to-night declared it "had put for
ward a nronofitlon worth conslder'nT." ;
Purine the hearing to-day Mr. I.ewls
defended the union's proposal to estab- j
llsh a si* hour day and five day week,
one of the demands orlalnally mad?,
scouting as "absurd" a calculation by
Ttepresentatlve Black (Tex.), Pemocrat,
that this would occasion an extra annual j
cost of $244,000,000 to the public for,
coal.
In renly to questions from Bepresen- !
tatlve Black. Mr. T^ewls said the "basic ,
day wage" In coal mlnln* under present i
basic conditions was $7.50 per day. com
pared with $2.84 In 1013, but the scale'
In the latter year, he added, was a
"pauper standard."
?wperatora Agalmt tovfrrenre.
CHICAGO, April 4.?"Coal operators In
the central competitive fleld refused to
meet as a body with the miners to
riegotlatr wajres before the coal strike
begad, and there apparently la no reason
to believe that thay have changed their
Continued on Page $lx.
Theatrical and Ifotet and Reatanraat*.
Advertising will be found on rage Adv.
r '
Examine Finger Tips
for Artery Hardening
Rochester, Minn., April 4.?
Persons of middle age who
fear hardening of the ar
teries may determine readily
whether this threat Impends, Dr.
Cieorge E. Brown of the Mayo Clinic
told the American Congress of In
ternal Medicine to-day.
Dr. Brown described a new method
of examining the capillaries Just be
neath the linger tips, known as the
Lombard method and its application
as ut'lized in the clinic.
The method consists of anointing
the linger tips with an oil solution
which permits microscopic examin
ation of the capillaries for Indi
cations of hardening arteries and
also any tendency toward apoplexy,
he said.
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KILLED ARMY FLIER
IN 'WIFE'S DEFENSE'
Oil Man Says Lieut.-Col. Paul
Beck Attacked Her in
Their Home.
PISTOL ENDED STRUGGLE
Pioneer Aviator Was Party
Guest of Judge Day in Ok
lahoma City.
Special Dispatch to Tub New Yokk Hcould.
Oklahoma Citt, April 4.?Returning
home at an early morning hour to
find his wife struggling in the arms
of Lieut.-Col. Paul W. Beck, Judge
Jean P. Day, formerly Supreme Court
Commissioner and prominent oil oper
ator, shot and killed the army officer.
Judge Day was ope of the two men
who framed the first code of statutes
for Oklahoma after it was admitted to
the Union. He has amassed a large
fortune in oil, being head of two large
corporations, and also has been active
in politics as a close friend of former
Senator Thomas P. Ckre.
The shooting, according to friends
of Day, came as the result of a be
trayal of trust by the army officer.
Beck made a flight here from Post
Field, Fort Sill, of which he was com
mandant, yesterday tc attend a card
party given by Mrs. Day. He long
had been a close friend of the family.
At the eon^Uistan of the party Judge
Day took several of the guests to tlielr
homes In his motor car. It was on his
return that he found his wife strug
gling In Beck's arms, according to the
statement given out toy R VV. Dick, intl
mate acquaintance of the lanilly, and i
authorized by Judge Day.
Were Alone in Home.
Mrs. Day was left alone with Col.
Beck while Judge Day was taking the
guests to their homes, Dick said. When
the Judge returnejl, It was stated, ho
broke through a porch window and ?aw
Ills wife fighting to release the army
officer's hold on her.
Day rushed upstairs, obtained his re
volver and returned to the room where
tho two still were struggling.
Beck made a motion is ;f to strike
Day, according to Dick, and the Judge
struck him over the head with tho re
volver.
At the same Instant the weapon was
discharged and Beck fell to the floor.
He was dead before police arrived.
Judge Day was released In f5,000
bonds pending an Inquest.
Day told county authorities he struck
the officer on the head. Beck was In
stantly killed when the revolver was dis
charged, which Day claims was not In- ,
tentlonal. Tic contended the Impact of j
the blow caused the weapon to explode. 1
According to a detailed statement to j
newspaper men, Day as he drove up the ;
driveway saw his wife and Beck seated
on a divan In the drawing room.
Day ob.?*rved the officer reach for his
wife, he said, and a struggle ensued.
"She fought him. It was an awful
battle between them." Day said. "I
paused only a moment, then opened tho
door to see Beck back through tho cur
tains ?between the drawing room and
dining room.
"I rushed up the stairs and obtained
my revolver. Returning to the dlni.ig
room I commanded. 'Ton get out of
here.' and with this he drew back his
hand as If to strike."
Blow DlsrVn races Gnn.
Day said he then landed a blow with
the revolver on the officer's head and the
weapon was discharged.
Mrs. Day corroborated her husbandV
statement. She was hysterical wnen
police arrived and was unable to give a
coherent account of the affair.
Day Is 50 years old and Is president
of the Fourioma Producing and Refining
Company nnd vice-president of the Con- !
tlnrntal Asphalt and Petroleum Com- |
pany. His wife is said to bo s?even |
years younger. They have one child, s
?daughter, who Js a student at the Ij'nl- j
verslty of Oklahoma. The family has
lived here for the last seven years.
Col. Beck whs mw oT the first four 1
aviators In the 1'rj'ted Statoi Army, |
which he entered as a Srcond Lieutenant
In 18!>9. He was assigned to the In
fantry branch, but took up flying more ;
than ten vears ago. He went to Post
Field as commandant of the u> iatlon |
section there last year. He was a
widower, but had one son, also ?? the ,
army. Beck was born In Texas in 1?76. ]
LISBON AVIATORS
START AGAIN TO-DAY
Expect to Leave Canaries for
Cape Verde Isles.
Lisbon, April 4 (Associated Press).?
According to wlrele.'s dispatches received
from Las Pa 1mss, the second leg of the
flight of th$ Portuguese aviators to
Brnjsll will not he started until to
morrow morning at 7 o'clock, owing to
wind and weather conditions. The start
will be made from the ha) of Oando.
fifteen miles south of Las Palmas.
The attempt to start Sunday morning
failed, tho hydroalrplane coming down In
the Bay of Otndr ^
j Extra Force of 50 to Have
Fast 3Iotor Cars and
Boats for Fight.
j UP-STATE LINE SOAKED j
Bootleggers Keep Busy on
22 Roads Leading Into
Malone.
| FARMERS IN THEIR PAY
Valley Field a Boom Town of
Liquor Thriving as if on
Gold or Oil.
Border bootlegging. it was stated at |
! prohibition headquarters yesterday, has j
| reached a stage of such perfection and :
J speed of movement that the Govern- i
: ment will take immediate steps to deal j
with it as a separate problem.
; Ralph A. Day, State director, re-\
turned from Buffalo, where he and
I Prohibition Commissioner Haynes re
ceived a report of ten days' investiga- j
[ tions along the New York-Canadian1
line from AJ Thomas and Charles Le i
Carron, general agents.
The report indicates that bootleg
ging on the border, due to the small'
number of agents assigned there, the
recent inactivity of the State policc
and the indifference of the Canadian i
authorities, is booming along with j
small effort at concealment and with
tho hearty cooperation of farmers in
the northern part of the State, who
are being well rewarded for their as
sistance.
Scores of automobiles, high power
cars, which often hit up a speed of
seventy-five miles an hour along the
roads running north and south, are em
ployed by the bootleggers, besides fleets
of fast motor boats which operate above
and below Niagara Falls and on Lake
Champlain Agent Thomas said he rec
ognised along the bonier a number of
men with police records in New York
who were Identified by the agents as
operators In- the border traffic.
Enforcers to H?t? Fleet.
Director Day paid It had been decided
to send at least fifty men to the border
with as little dflay as possible. To aid
them In their work the prohibition d<>
psrtment will put into commission at
once about ten high speed automobiles
'and a fleet of ?wtft motor craft. A
general agent will be in charge of each
launch and will have a crew of five
agents. If these means of attack do not
prove sufficient the department will
supplement them by an airplane squad
ron.
Thomas reported that tho flourishing
state of the Illicit border traffic Is re
flected In the mushroom growth of the
town of Valley Field, fifteen miles north
of Malone, the population of which he
described as being composed almost en
tirely of bootleggers. The town has
sprung up since the beginning of the
border traffic and has grown up and
spread with a speed comparable only
to that of the old mining camps of the
West.
The conditions at Rouses Point and
Malone. according to the agents, are
worse than anywhere else along the
border between New York and Canada.
They say that the twenty-two roads
which entered Malone from Canada are
all used by the bootleggers night and
day.
Farmer* Kcrp lloid. Clear.
Many farmers, they reported, have
been receiving comfortable income*
from aiding bootleggers. in the winter
they rendered particular service tn
keeping the roads clear of snow. One
farmer told the agents he had received
$500 for his road clearing work. They
have also been of assistance In provid
ing the carriers with substations, whero
the liquor can be temporarily cached.
At Buffalo, according to the agents,
most of the stuff 1p brought across In
motor launches and landed In the night.
They say it Is the custom of the boot
leggers to load their launches on the
Canadian side a little while before sun
wet and then to run over to Orand Island
in the Niagara Itlver, which Is American
territory, and wait there until about
midnight, when they cross to the main
land. ,
The prohibition department plans to
station one launch below Niagara Falls,
another above them and a. third on Uake
Chftmplaln. The automobiles will be
used to break up the traffic at Osrdens
burg, Rouses Point and other strategi
cal points.
JAMES SHEWAN'S YACHT
SEIZED BY DRY AGENT
Shipbuilder Charge* Another
Illegality.
The yacht Patricia, owned by James
Siiewnn, shipbuilder and owner of a dry
dock at Twcnty-eeventh street. Brook
lyn. was seized yesterday by John P.
Appleby, general agent In charge of the
prohibition zone which Includes New
York and New Jersey. The Patricia ar
rived here March 23 from Miami with
seventy-five cases of whisky, gin, cham
pagne and rum, the remainder of a
stock of 500 cases, moat of which were
removed by customs inspectors when she
touched at the Florida port.
Agent* In California raided the Pa
tricia when she put In at Monterey early
in the year and removed her liquor,
which Mr. Shewan contended had been
placed aboard her before 1919. He on
talned a ruling from the Attorney-Gen
eral returning the liquor to the yacht
on the ground that the seals had been
Illegally broken by the customs officials.
Mr. Sbewan asserts that when the liquor
was returned about 11.000 worth was
missing.
When the Patricia reached Miami on
CoBttaM* on Pat* Seven,
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Two Liberty Issues at Par
First Time in Four Years
LL Ave of the active Liberty
bond issues went to new high
points for the year in a buoy
ant bond market yesterday, two of
them, the first-second 4%s, which
sold for 100.08, and the first 4%s,
which went to par. going to par or
tetter for the first time since the
week they were issued, four years
All of the Liberty issues receded
slowly in the afternoon without
showing the effect of extensive sell
ing.
SUICIDE, LISTENING
AT RAH, PENS DIM
Turns On Gas, Clamps Wireless
Receiver on Head and
Starts Writing.
SAW 38 YEARS FAILURE
Served With Marines; Was
Out of Health and Out of
Luck; Wife Away.
Eugene K. Martin, an X-ray oper
ator. out of health and out of luck as
a result of wounds received in France,
where ho fought with the Marines, de
cidec' on Monday evening to end his
life. He sat in the front room of his
flat at 200 East Thirty-fifth street and
wrote this note:
I am the result of thirty-eight
years of one failure after another.
I am tired, so tired. There seems
to be a thought of cowardice con
nected with a deed of this kind,
but that is a mistake. T am not a
coward. I have given life a fair
trial but failed to find interest
therein, so why should I be a bur
den to myself and others?
He then went to the kitchen and
turned on the gas at the stove without
lighting it. On his way back to the
front room he opened all the Jets.
Finally he opened the jets in the front
room. Seating himself on a couch be
side a small table, he clamped over his
head the receiver of a wireless set
with which ho had been accustomed
to divert his thoughts from himself as
he sat alone of an evening. At mid
night he took pad and pencil and be
gan writing by the dim light of the
vacuurti bulb of the radio apparatus.
At that hour the broadcasting of con
certs la over, but as his set was a good
one he could hear the chatter of the
ships. He wrote:
ago.
V
"Goo?l-by, Altr*.-'
"Listening to wireless while under
going this process of destruction. It
Is 12 o'clock, hut I am still on my
feet, but starting to get dixzy."
The next entry of this strange diary:
"Ono o'clock. I am weaker."
So far the writing was firm and clear.
Thereafter Martin took no note of time,
and when he tried to write his hanl
wandered over the sheet, so that his last
words were harely legible to those whe
read them?doctors and policemen, to
whom suicide Is an old story, but who
confessed to more than professional In
terest In this valedictory.
"Good-by. Alice " These were
the last words. "Good-by, Alice.
God bless you. I love you."
Below this were other pencil marks,
but they were a mere scrawl?suc-ij
marks as a child makes.
At 10 o'clock yesterday the janitor
of the apartment house broke the lo;k
of Martin's door to find out where tin
nas came from. He found Harris lying
on the couch. The pencil had fallen to
the floor, the pad lay on the table, the
radio bulb was still glowing. The police
came In, but as attempted suicide la no
longer a penal offense In this Btate a
successful attempt Is no more so, an'l
having telephoned Bellevue Hospital and
taken Martin's name and addresa the
police ended their function. Dr. Shusy,
who rode up from Bellevue with th?
ambulance, saw that Martin had be?;n
dead many hours. The doctor, himself
a radio amateur, noted that Martin had
had not only a complete receiving sjf.
but, unlike most amateurs, a scndl.-.g
set. too, both connected with an aerial
strung across the roof.
Wife VUiting nclatlTM.
The superintendent of the building
knew little about Martin, except that he
camo frrwn Galveaton, Tex., had been
In the marines for nine years and whan
he rented the little flat, a year and a
half ago. wsa on crutches. About the
same time he was married. Recently
his wife had gone to visit relatives In
another part of the country.
Financially. Martin had not fared
very well. He had worked for several
X-ray operators, but the war had made
him Incapable of steady effort. He had
also demonstrated a new X-ray before i
several physicians, a list of wliom was
found among hla papers.
His hobby snd recreation were hta
radio set. He had found that he could
not pay for the sending apparatus which
he had Installed, snd had conscientiously
written a note, which he left, asking
the makers to call for It.
A sister who lives In or near New
Tork took charge of Martin's body. The
apartment house superintendent said he
did not know her name or addreas.
Another Ouster Predicted
After Assistant Secretary
Do*er Sees Him.
PRESIDENT GETS LISTS
Income Tax and Prohibi
tion Divisions May Be
Overhauled.
WANT MORE EFFICIENCY
Organized Labor's Control Is
Blamed for Incfficieney in
Engraving Bureau.
Sptr h to Tim Nrw To?k Herald
?? York Hern Id Bureau, )
Washington, 1). April 4. ( I
F keups in diffe reaus of;
the Treasury Departiup e pre- J
<Ji *ed to-nig ' ifter a n< e be- |
tw President Har liny anil Assist
ant Secretary of the Treasury Elmer I
Dover. The income tax and
units of the Treasury, lncludln
prohibition unit, are due for
hauling. Democrats are to
planted in large numbers by
cans if the latter are able to qu
Mr. Dover, completing a review of
the personnel of the different divisions
of the Treasury, carried to the White
House lists of Jobs which tnay be
made available to Republicans. The
President, with the advice of the At
torney-Oeneral, takes the position
that the civil service restrictions will
not be permitted to stand in the way
of a housccleanlng in all Depart
ments where it is necessary in the
Interest of economy or efficiency.
Mellon Goes Over Situation.
Secretary Mellon has gone over the
entire situation with the President.
He also has discussed the matter with
Commissioner of Internal Revenue,
Blair. Mr. Blair is said to be in full
sympathy with the plan to rcorganzie i
the Department and replace present i
occupants who may be Democrats (
with Republicans who have the neces- j
sary qualifications.
Organised labor's control over thfe |
Bureau of Engraving and Printing and ;
the demoralising conflict of authority ,
which arose from it was one of the main j
underlying causes of the Presidents
order summarily dismissing the execu
tive heads of that bureau. Th* reports
submitted to the President and the Sec
retary of the Treasury, after an Inves
tigation extending several weeks, blamed |
labor agitators for dissensions which
had disturbed the morale of the bureau.
Labor's representatives are said to
have been supremo in their rulings of
certain bureau administrative matters,
and at times are said even to have defied
the former director, Jamea L. Wllmeth.
They are alleged to have been en
couraged In this attitude by certain;
members of Congress.
The condition found to exist was so
chaotic that it was not believed either;
feasible or desirable to try to harmonise j
the differences in evidence. The deel-1
slon, therefore, was reached to make a i
clean sweep.
Hardline Sure of III* r.ronntl.
President Harding to-day ntill believed
he hart ampin authority to art as he rtlrt.
The President sent a tneasage to one of
the deposed officials that no charges had
been flled against any or their number
and that the President had no Intention
of reflecting upon the character of any
of those Involved In the dismissal order.
In the .Senate Democratic members
continued their attack upon the Presi
dent for his disregard of the civil
service procedure In the case of the
bureau officials. Republicans, led by
Senators New (Ind.), and Moses (N.
H.). took up the challenge *nd ad
mitted that regardless of civil service
they adhered to the principle that "to
the victor* belong the spoils." defend
ing the President's action solely on the
ground that It was good politics.
During the debate the civil service
system was under constant fire. Sen
ator Stanley (Ky) charged that the
system was originated by the Republi
cans who have claimed much credit for
Its adoption, but Senator Moses took
Issue with him on that point, saying:
"It originated with a Democrat during
the Arthur administration. Thus It was
sired by a Democrat and has been
dammed by everybody since."
Senator Moifi'i Hope.
Tn the midst of the debate a message
from the President was announced which
catmed Senator Moses to observe :
"T hope the message contains the
names of a large number of good Re
publicans who are to take the plv" of
Democrats In office."
Senator Norrls (Neb.) crltlclxed the
Republican party for Ignoring the let
ter and spirit of the civil service rules
In making places In the Post office
Oepartment and elsewhere for Repub
llcans.
"We made our campaign on the pledge
that we would observe civil 1'rvlS"
Continued on P?f* Four.
Change in Address
The Herald Square Branch of
THE NEW YORK HERALD
Ii Now at Broadway and 37tH Streat
Second Floor?Entrance 1367 Broadway
Telephone Worth 10,000
For HERALD Want Adt.
CRIME WAVE ROUSES
WASHINGTON SQUARE
TO SEEK MAYOR'S AID
Citizens Association Acts to Get Better Police Protec
tion and Clean Out Park Where Robbers Plotted?
Detectives at Standstill in Seeking Clews to Shat
tuck Burglars?Thieves Murderously Broke
Promise in Locking Ten in Vault.
10,000 Revolver Permits for Financial District
AT the office of John J. Cray, Fourth Deputy Poli:e
Commissioner, it was announced yesterday that
more than 10,000 bankers, brokers and their em
ployees in the Wall Street district have taken out per
mits within the last few weeks to carry revolvers. Since
January 1 the Police Department has issued permits to
25,000 citizens, and the number is increasing rapidly.
The pistol permit fee. due to a law recently passed by
the Legislature, has been raised from $1 to $1.50.
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The robbery of the home of Albert R. Shattuck on Sunday and the
general incrcaso in criminal activity in the city were discussed by a
special committee of tho Washington Square Association, which met last
night at the home of Gustavus T. Kirby, 7 East Ninth street.
Specific recommendations for better police protection of the Wash
ington Square district were approved after those at the meeting had offered
many suggestions and had criticized the present methods of policing that
part of the city.
"" a committee refused to make public these recommendations last
They will present them to the association Friday and if they are
i the Mayor will be asked to put the changes into effect at once,
lgh the recommendations were not given out it was learned that
one has to do with an increased number of policemen and detec
.11 the Washington Square section. The park itself, it is claimed,
. uould be cleaned up. It was on one*?
of the benches in Washington Square, |
where hundreds of idle men gather
every day and night, that the plot
was formed to rob the Shattuck home.
Members of the association at the
meeting last night declared that the
undesirables should not be allowed to :
loaf for hours in the park. Pan
handlers also thrive there, it was
pointed out, and reap a plentiful har
vest, chiefly from tourists who ride,
there on the bus lines.
Shattuck Offers uKsrmtlona. |
Mr. Shattuck appeared yesterday.
afterrtoon at a meeting of the execu
tlve committee. He told the story of,
how his home was robbed and how he, j
with hie family and his servants, so
narrowly escaped death.
Mr. Shattuck plso told them som"
suggestions he had worked out for
himself, partly as u result of his own
experiences and partly because of
what i?e had seen as a property owner
in that section for many years and as
former president of the Washington
Square Association.
When Mr. Shattuck got through
speaking the executive committee ap
pointed the special crime committee,
which met last night at Mr. Kirby's
home.
When the committee offers Its report
to the general meeting of the associa
tion on Friday Mr. Shattuck will be on
hand to supplement It with suggestions
of his own> What he has to say will
bear largely upon his own case.
Whether Mr. Shattuck has any crltl- j
clsrn of the way the robbery of hlu ?
home is being Investigated Is not known,
but it is known that on the day after !
the robbery he tried 10 see Mayor Hy- ;
lan and failed. He did see Commis
sioner Enright, however, and got every j
assurance that the poRce would do their
best.
More Policemen deeded.
It is understood that while Mr. Shat
tuck may not have ar..y crltkism to
make of the way the police have han
dled the case he does believe the chances
for robbery would have been materially <
lessened If there had been more poll<?
meh on duty. That belief id strength
ened by the fact that when one of his
servants. after getting out of the wine
vault where they were locked, went out
Into the street to And a policeman there
was none available until one came
across the square from the Mcrcer street
station.
The Shattuok robbery ana tbe condi
tions which made It possible Was t.ie
sole topic dUcussed at the meeting In
the afternoon. One thing whs agreed |
upon: There Is a crime wave. There
were differences of opinion on what to ;
do about It, but that basic situation was
settled. One of the committeemen de
manded that there be an inquiry Into
the methods of the Police Department,
hut it was decided that cooperation was
more desirable than an Inquiry, and more
l'kely to get results than would a policy
of hostility.
At the afternoon meeting were Ous
ts wis T. Klrby. Robert W. de Forest.
.Tohn U Wllkle. Albert R. Shattuck.
riarkson Cowl, Pavld H Knott, the Rev.
Howard Duffleld. .1 Herbert Johnson, j
John Farr. Arnold Ridiards and Ernest'
folyer. On the "crime rommlttee" are
Mr. Solver, Mr. Knott, Mr. Kirby and
Mr. Wllkls.
In Dansrr of Death.
Further Investigation of the Shattu<-1<
robbery yesterdsy revealed that Mr. 1
Shattuck stood In the shadow of injury ,
If not death from the burglars three
times, and that hla household also was
in similar dangef on two of those or- |
melons. The sheer vicissitude of for- j
tune through which ?ach time they i
escaped forms one of the most remark
able chspters of the rohherv
It appears that Mr. Shattuck and a
friend spent s number of minutes in the
rellar of the Wsshlngton Square North
house Sunday morning within a few
feet of the coal bin where the Ave
armed thugs were hiding. The two men
made an Inspection of the cellar;
Walked all around It leisurely, 'hatted,
approached the coal bin. passed It, hut
through some whim of fate never un
dertook to open the door of the bin and
look In.
Meanwhile, according to an admls- 1
? Ion said to have been made by Eu
genie Dlaset. the only member of the
band who has been captured so far, the
Conttnned on Pare Five,
BOYS'PRANK NEARLY
WRECKS WOLVERINE
!
Engineer of Speeding: Train
Sees Planks on Track in
Yonkers Just in Time.
ROLLED FROM NEW HOUSE
Three Children Sought After
Dangerous Play in Piles
of Lumber.
W. Otis, the engine driver of the!
Wolverine, one of the two fastest
western trains of the New York Cen
tral, which leaves Grand Central Ter
minal at 5 o'clock, saw ;in obstruction
on the northbound express track Just
beyond the Ludlow station and about
three-quarters of a mile south of the
Yonkers station yesterday afternoon at
5:25 o'clock.
Otis slowed down and stopped the
train, but not before the pilot of the
electric locomotive had nosed its way
Into the obstruction, which consisted
of several planks and two or three
tections of galvanized iron pipe.
Tho obstruction was sufficient to
have derailed the locomotive and pos
sibly one or two of the Pullmans, but
fhe police do not believe that the
planks and the pipes were placed there
With any intent to wreck the train, be
cause the track at that point is
straight for more than a mile and it
would have been almost impossible for
Ihe engine driver not to have seen It.
As nearly a* the police could (ret at
the truth of the thing, the planks were
pushed to the track* over a retaining
wall along the east side by three little
boys about 8 or 10 years old.
John Peterson of 113 Ruena Vista
avenue, Yonkers. whose property over
looks the railroad tracks In the rear, is
building a house there and ha* many
planks and much piping scattered about.
He told the police that about Ave min
utes before he heard the Wolverine stop
he saw three boys playing about the
yard among the piles of lumber. Th*
ground along the tracks is si* to eight
feet higher than the tracks and s'op.r.i
down to the top of the retaining wall,
which is topped by a fence.
The police believe that the boys, play
ing In the lumber and building material,
shoved the planks and rolled the piping
to the edge of the wall and that they
were thrown almost clear of the lo^al
track, which Is next to the wall.
The train was delayed only a few
moments, as the track was cleared bv
the men of the crew and other workman
were sent down to carry the lumber and
piping back into Peterson's yard. Tl.
police questioned every boy In tho neigh
borhood. but could not find the ones
that Teterson had seen playing in hl?
yard.
DEMOCRAT IS ELECTED
MAYOR OF HARTFORD
Kinsella Carries Whole City
Ticket With Him.
TfAnrrotin, April 4.?Richard .1. Kln
sella. Democrat, was elected Mayor of
Hsrtford to-day. He defeated An?on T.
McCook. Republican, by a plurality of
more than 3,000.
Kinsella. a former Mayor, will succeed
Major Newton C. Rralnard. Republican.
The entire Democratic city ticket was
carrIM Into office with Kinsella.
The Democrats elected eight .of ten
Aldermen, but the holdover mer/hers of
the Common Council will keep |t Repub
lican by It to i'
Greenbrier. Whtt? Pulphur Springs,?W. Va.
rhamplonahlp golf. Both courne* open. Th?
saddle, tennis, swimming and th? cur*. Over
sight from J*?w York. Booking', riaia.?Adv.
Lloyd George's Speech Ac
cepted as Approaching the
Policy of Paris.
ASKS WILL HE STICK?
Sure He Meant What H0
Said, but Doubtful How
He Will Apply It.
RUSSIAN TRADE BOGEY
Cannot lie Fledged Until Bol?
shcvist Good Faith Has
Been Tested.
Sprcial CahJe to Tnn New York Hmal?.
Copyright, 1B!2, by Thb New York Hbrai.b.
New York Herald Bureau. )
Part*. April 4. (
Inasmuch as the discourses of Prim*
Minister Lloyd Georgo and Premier
Raymond Poincare are strikingly simi
iar in most of their vital points, French
political circles profess the belief that
the Genoa conference will be actually
economic in character, instead of being
diverted along political lines to effect
wholesale changes in existing treaties
and in the European attitude on tli*
absorbing problems of reparation and
disarmament. Even the French are re
joicing in Mr. Lloyd George's latest
approach to the French policy, al
though secretly feeling that the Brit
ish Premier has left a loophole which
will make trouble for the French dele
gation unless closely watched.
"We are confident Mr. Lloyd Georg*
meant what he said when he said it,
but, unfortunately, he did not go into
details as to how he intends to apply
his words when ho reaches Genoa."
one member of the French delegation
told The New York Herald corre
spondent to-day in summing up tho
situation, adding:
"As long as he intends to devote hi*
attention to the Russian problem, It will
be possible to reach an accord ; but
wli?n ho links up France's needs with
those of Ruasia it will require delicate
dlptomao- to prevent bringing in po
litical Issues, which the French nation
insists must definitely be barred''
It Is understood that the Cabinet has
decided that the French delegation to
Genoa shall refer all undertakings to
Premier Poincare and the Government
before France is committed to them.
'Won't Polncnre on "Way
Some regret is expressed that Mr.
Lloyd George is not going to talk wita
M. Poincare on his way to Genoa he
fore conferring with Carlo Schanzer, the
Italian Foreign Minister, and Premier
Pacta of Italy: but it is probable that
some of the French experts will pri
vately review the situation with their
British and Italian colleagues during
the early days of the conference apart
from the regular sessions.
That will be necessary to overcome
the initial efforts of the Soviets ami
Germany to turn Mr. Lloyd George from
his present good Intentions, according to
the French press. For, apart from the
political Issues hitherto feared. It is re
ported from Germany that the German
delegation Is seeking an accord with tl.e
Russian on the question of Germany ?
eastern frontiers.
\mong the economic problems touched
upon by Mr. Lloyd George regarding
? hich discontent Is likely to be expressed
by Belgium and the Little Entente. and
possibly even Italy, Is the idea of re
suming immediate relations with the
Soviet Government under a trade treaty,
leaving recognition to be derided only
after a probationary period. These na
tion* like France, hold that such a
treaty would be bilateral In effect and
unilateral only In ."Plrit. and that even
trade cannot bo pledged until Russia a
good faith has been submitted to a
test of Are.
The BrltMi Premiers reference to,
European armies was sufficient to dis
turb the nations on this side of the
Channel, regardless of their pacific In
tentions. as it Is likely to bring up at
Genoa. In political form, the demobiliza
tion of Russia's million Red troop# M
one of the guaranties to be demanded
of the Soviets.
The Temp*, to-nigh*, declaring that
Mr Lloyd Gcoiw> past policy ir. Euro
pean questions is partly the cause of
the maintenance of large Continental
forces, asks:
"Having rendered peace unstable
himself tie Is now fulminating against
armaments But how Is he going: to
suppress '.ie Red army of the B?^e
vlkl. with whom h? has been dealing
since 1920?"
Application Difficult.
Likewise Jacquea Balnvllle. in tha
l.ibrrt*, suggests that Mr Lloyd
Oeorge's ptwlmlim .is to a solution
without abandoning armies and that the
reparation* pruhlem la almost heyon<1
human rapacity, in likely to bp grasped
eagerly to their advantage by both
Ru?sla and Oermany. The same
writer admit* that the application of
Mr. Lloyd Oenrgr-* principle* at Oenoa
will be difficult unless the Issue of
transferrin* vast wealth from on'
rountrv to another la dlacussed, thereby
bringing In France's claim for repara
tion priority.
Fear alio la felt that the question of
allied debta naturally will follow the dis
cussion of Russian debts tn fact th*
.4cNon Francaiae believes th* British al?
ready have serwd notice upon Franca
that she must expect to pay her deb?
and Interest the moment that the t'nlte.1
States asks for a definite settlement.
Whether this will creep lt\to the Oenoa
sessions Is highly doubtful, an It would
forre France herself to bring In the
reparation Issue, and thereby defeat M.
Polncare's announced Intention of recall*
In* the French delegation If tha repara
Hon problem la broached.
Meanwhile the Franco-Little Kntenta
bloc la much worried aa to the content*
of Pr. Walter Rathenau's 700 page re
port, which I* believed to hava
aubmltted for tha approval of tha Mea?

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