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WEATHER FOREC
Generally fair to-day an<
little change in temj:
Highest temperature yesterday,
Detailed weather reports will be U
VOL. LXXXVL?NO. 21
M WILL OPPOSE
nn i unim r\n i ni\ ni i ll
IKAMIBUAKUrLAN
FOR NEW SUBWAYS
No 'Private Partnership'
With City in Construction
of New Lines.
TIBED OF JUGGLING
t
Mayor Declares Flatly for
Municipal Ownership
and Operation.
SAYS QUEENS IS IGNORED '
President Connolly Explains
Why Borough Will Fight
Program.
Mayor Hylan's administration came
out flatly in revolt yesterday, as was
predicted, against the $218,000,000 program
of the Transit Commission for
new subway construction.
The Mayor declared himself abso
lutely opposed to the city entering into
partnership with either the Interborough
or the Brooklyn Rapid Transit '
Company. When he was asked whether
tn any circumstances the city could be
expected to accept the commission's
proposals for new subway lines Mayor
Hylan said:
"Any new lines to be constructed
with my permission will never be tied
up with the I. R. T. or the B. R. T.
We have had enough of these two systems
and their court proceedings. All
of them are against any decent treat- i
ment of the people of the city."
"There must be absolutely no private .
partnership and no private Juggling. It ,
is costing the public about $10,000,00u
now, and there will be no more of It .
wl my permission. 1 am for municipal
ownership and operation of all public j '
utilities." j '
Borough President Maurice Connolly | :
supplemented tnls declaration with an j
assertion that Queens bad beeti prac- j
tically Ignored in the program of transit I
expansion and that, in opposing it, he
would have the support of many of
that borough's civic organizations.
in providing for the short extension
from Corona to Flushing, he contends,
the commission is giving the borough
j nothing new, but is merely renewing a
| promise that should have been fulfilled
long ago. '
O'Brien Take* Issue.
[ Corporation Counsel John P. O'Brien ;
also announced that he expected to take j
issue with the Transit Commission in the
matter of the tentative agreement made
with the Hudson and Manhattan Hall- ,
toad Company, fixing at 150,000 a year
the city's compensation for the company's
use of the franchise to operate
the tube under Sixth avenue from
Christopher to Thirty-third streets.
This figure was based upon estimated
gross earnings of $1,000,000 a year. Mr.
O'Brien thinks the city's compensation
should be approximately $100,000 yearly.
An adjourned hearing is to be held by
the commission next Tuesday when the
' Corporation Counsel hopes to cross examine
the commission's experts.
There is nothing in the Tr-msi'. Commission's
program of new subway construction,
the comission holds, to commit.
it In advance to operation by any
specific public service corporation.
There is still less. Ihey maintain, to
warrant the Mayor's use of the phrasa
"private partnerships and private Juggling."
It is true, however, that most of the
proposed new lines and extensions could
he operated logically and efficiently,
they say. only hy one of the two pres?.
transit companies. The pro
lected extension northward through
Central Park West and Seventh avmuo
to the Harlem Ulvcr. for instance, la an
evident expansion of the B. K. T. system
now in operation under Broadway
and Seventh avenue. To place th.j projected
new spur under other control
than that of the B. K. T. for operative
purposes would only be to make the
exaction of a dual fare fnevUabl:. The
same may bo said of most of the other
projects, as they are practically all,
with the exception of the Klghih av nun
double d?ck trunk line, either extensions
of present lines or connecting
links between them.
llarkness Seen Dnnarr,
Transit Commissioner L? Hoy T.
Harkness commented yesterday upon
the perils Involved in the city administration
embyking upon n course independent
of tfle operating companies nr.-l
In arbitrary opposition to the transit.
uthorltlos constituted by the State,
itiu contract for the Staten Idand tunnel,
nt pr<scnt planned by tr,e city administration
hh a separate enterprise,
he said, contains no provision to tlo it
up with existing subways or surfac!
lints.
In the opinion of Commissioner Harkness
that situation presents u striking
parallel with the construction of the
spur from the Brooklyn Bridge under
the Municipal Building to Center street,
which Is nothing else to-day, and never
will be. than a useless hole In the
ground, a monument commemorating the
squandering of nearly a million dollars
of r|ty money sacrificed because of lack ;
of harmonious procedure.
That subway spur, the Commissioner:
said, was built at a cost of some $800.-|
000. but witn no oontract between the I
lxig tha Spur should b<> used. After It '
bad been completed, about ton yours ago,
none of the operating companies would
use It, and It lias romnlnod Idle and
abandoned to the present time.
The subway spur connecting tbc Center
street loop subway with the elevated
tracks of the Brootyyn Bridge was authorised
under the McClellnn administration
by the Board of Estimate and
Apportionment, under Chapter 72 of the
laws of 1901, and Chapter 90 of the .
laws of 1907. Those chapters authorised <
the Commissioner of Bridges of the city
of New York to contract such an exten- '
slon of the loop system "for the better
accommodation of passengers, vehicles
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17?DAJLY.
MORVICH WINS KI
MORVICH, an Eastern horBe,
day in a gallop, coverini
three-fifths of a second bel
two and one-fifth seconds slower th
exception of that of Whisk Broom,
This mark, however, was nfever rec
the race.
The sixty thousand persons w
Morvich, who is owned by Louis B
age in the country, entitled to admi
was fresh and strong at the finis
track students were convinced that
had he been urged to#do his best.
Morvich carried 126 pounds,
service cup valued at $7,000, bringir
up to $162,000. He paid $4.40 ii
Morvich's journey he was a length
which beat George F. Baker's Johr
portion of the purse.
R. T. Wilson's Pillory, a long sh
Pillory swung into the lead comini
Hea in a sensational finish. Miss J
but fell back at the far turn and
Full details of these classics \
Herald's special sporting section.
BEAUVAIS ASSERTS I
LETTER STORY IS LIE
Never Had Missives of Mrs. 1
Stillman He Is Accused
of Selling.
CHARGE IS BOOMERANG
Defense Takes That View and <
Is Likely to Rest Case
This Week.
Montreal, May 13.?"I have never
sold any letters. I never had any ]
which could be sold, and if I had I {
would not have sold them for any f
money. Any man who says otherwise r
knows he is lying," declared Fred c
Beauvais, replying to the accusation ]
he had sold Mrs. Stlllman's letters for 3
ju.uuu. me letters proaucoa .inn
from which extracts have been published
he declared were false.
Beauvals denied there had been any
break between himself and Mrs. Stillman.
hut admitted he felt resentment at
Insinuations made by her counsel he
had information. He supposed that was
basuU on the fact he had written articles
an life in the woods and in the camps,
and on hunts, in which allusion was
made incidentally to the Stlllman case.
He denied the case had been a Rood
thinR for him financially, declaring he
had spent his own money in behalf of
Mrs. Stlllman. and his lawyers had not
refunded it. He added :
"Stlllman has lost his case and knows '
It. As for Mrs. Stlllman, I still believe,
as I always have. In her Innocence."
Poitgiikeefsie, N. Y., May 13.?Bars
against letting more testimony enter
into the trial of the Stillman divorce
suit probably will be clamped down next
Wednesday without any come-back
from the sensntionnl development yesterday
in which counsel for James A.
Stlllman, plaintiff, declared they had
paid Fred Beauvals, Indian guide corespondent.
|1S,000 for four letters alleged
to have been written to hint by
Mrs. Anne U. Stlllman. the defendant.
John E. JJack, guardian lor itiuc ?.mi> i (
Stillman, nllegerl by Mr. Stillman to be j |
the son of Beauvals, said to-day he did
not consider the letters, which were ,
accepted into evidence, as a blow to
Mrs. Stlllman's euuse or that of the
baby. Last night Mrs. Stillman said
she was willing to let the case go to
the Referee on the tl.ono pages of testi- |
mony and other evidence already In.
The possibility, however, that the defense
will ask to reopen the trial before
Wednesday?the time limit for such a
request?was conceded to-day as ah
outgrowth of Mr. Stlllman's eleventhhour
surprise.
The defense of Mrs. Anne Urquhart
Potter Stillman probably will be rested
this week In accordance with instructions
she Issued Friday night to her
lawyers after the four letters she is alleged
to have written to Fred K. Beauvais,
the corespondent, bad been admitted
against her. So fur as could be
ascertained yesterday no attempt will be
made to refute the authenticity of tic
letters other than the denial made by
Mrs. Stillman on 'he stand, which was i
to the effect that, while the handwriting
was similar to hers, the sentiments expressed
were not hers.
Mrs. Stillman has until Wednesday to i
decide one way or another. If no more
witnesses Rre to he called in her defense
her lawyers, John F. Brcnnan of Yonkers
and Isaae N. Mills and John li
Mack of Poughkeepsie. guardian for :
baby <Juy Stillman. will have ten days 1
In which to file a brief, lawyers for Mr. 1
Stillman eight days following in which
to reply and the next three mi reeling
days will he allowed to the defense to i
rebut the plaintiff's reply. Then the case 1
will go to Daniel J. flleason, te'eree, for l
decision.
Persons close to attorneys for the I
defense said yesterday tiev wore optl-:
inlstlc. They were quoted ns holding |
that tic testimony of Edmund Eeigh, <
the detietlve. concerning "he a Urged pur- i I
chase of the letters from iuauval* for | '
11.1,COO nlded materially tin. tlaim of1
Mr*, stiliman that. n"r nnsr.nnu iir*
stopped at. nothing to deatroy her and '
her Infant eon. The claim. wil' be made
In the final brief* of the delense. It was
stated, that the allotted pm.thaee from
Beauvals la on a par wl:h mlega'lons I
of attempted bribing of witnesses from
'he Canadian North Woods. It will be
held that Mr*. Stlllman's drCnratlon
that the Kontlmont* In the letter* were ,
rot her* negatives their value and I*
tufllclent to prove them spurious. ,
SHOCK Bit lit WOMK.t .It Units. ]
Han Francisco, slay 13. ? Women '
Juror* here yesterday, acting on a dam- '
rkc rnse tried in Superior Court, smashed '
the old precedent of Jurors Cuing out to ; '
dine and suspending all deliberation* '
when the cloc'; approached a meal hour. 1
After several hours' leliberation a j 1
rail came from the Jury rrtom for "a !
f? w sandwiches and Nome N ffee." The i
bailiff almost fainted. When he rocov- : I
ered from tho shock he tji* iho Judge. (
The request was granted ,-iiU. .luncheon i
\J rvetljn the Jury com' . t
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.4 new yo
i
:ntucky derby.
won tho Kentucky Derby yesterg
the distance in 2:04 3 5, only
hind the record for the track and
an the American mark, with the
which received a mark of 2:00.
ognized by racing men who saw
rho witnessed the race declared
lock, is the greatest horse of his
ission to Man o' War's class. He
h and cooled quickly, and race
he could have beaten any record
He won $46,775, besides a gold
lg the total earnings of the horse
i the mutuels. At the end of
and a half ahead of Bet Mosie,
i Finn by a head for the second
ot, won the Preakness at Pimlico.
; into the stretch and won from
loy, the favorite, led at the start,
finished nowhere,
vill be found in The New York
j
HO ON TRACKS
SNATCHED TO ENGINE
Engineer Unable to Stop Train;
Dashes to Pilot and
Rescues Girl.
VIEW HIDDEN BY CURVE
Traditions Upheld" Says!
Grandfather, Also Engineer
of the Erie.
Grace Cushmore, 3 years old, of
?ompton, N. J., granddaughter of an
engineer of the Erie Railroad, was
iaved, in a fashion that rivalled the
novies, from death under the wheels
>f train No. 517 of the Greenwood
L,ake division of the Erie Railroad
yesterday afternoon at Pompton by
Engineer J. J. Cotter of Jersey City,
jirace was playing 1n her back yard
ind went over the fence on the tracks,
ind although railroading is in the
family and she knew practically all
if the daytime trains, she forgot all
ibout No. 517.
About the time she was getting
'ree of the wire fence and started
>n her hands and knees to crawl up
he embankment to the shining: rails,
:he train, a mile away, with seven
>r eight coaches heavily loaded, was
uveeping down from the Jersey lake
-eglon on the way to Jersey City.
Grace took her seat on the rail. There
s a curve at that point which obscured
he view.
Tingineer Cotter saw Grace sunning
herself on the rail just as the train
-oundcd the bend. The wind was blowng
toward the engine, and the sound
jf the train did not appear to reach the
hild. Sho did not move.
Passengers In the coaches as the
train took tho curve felt the train
suddenly Jar as brakes were thrown
hard down. The coaches shivered under
the strain. The pdssengers looked out
:he windows and saw Engineer Cotter
crawl out of the cab. along ttie running
hoard midway along the locomotive's
Clank, and reach the pilot, where he
stood and bent over.
Grace had risen from the rail and
stepped part way off the track bed. but
was beside the rail. Hh<> stood frightened
and crying. Engineer Cotter, with
one hand gripped to the pilot iron,
nwunc far over and at the nrecise trto
rnent necessary to save Grace'* life
raught her about the waist and lifted
her clear. He gripped her tight to htm
until the flretnan stopped the train.
T'^en he hacked up the train ami took
Grace home. The engineer turned In a
report on the rescue which was cxeeptionirl
for its lack of detail.
At the child's home her father. R. E.
(!. t'ushtnore. was inclined to he severe
with Grace, as she shouldn't have gone
through the fence and knew she
shouldn't, but Grandfather Ira Mead,
veteran railroad man, was glad that
Grace was saved and that the traditions
of the service had been upheld.
NEW YORK NEGRO FAILS
IN ANNAPOLIS TEST
Emit T. Holly Does Not Pass
Mental Examination.
Annapolis, May 13.?The announcement
to-day of the results of the April
examination of candidates for admission
lo the Naval Academy shows that Knill
T. llolly, the negro youth appointed
from N< w York eity by Representative
Ansorge, did not pass the mental tests.
ITnder the system at the academy
papers are marked by three Instructor*
who do not know to what candidate
they arc asslanlnjr mark*.
Th<> examination wan taken at various
points under civil service rules nnil 203
out of "79 ivero successful. Twentyseven
enlisted men out of seventy-four
ivho were examined also passed.
JOHN H. PA TTERSON GA VE
$2,000,000 TO CHILDREN
Made Distribution Just Before
His Death.
PaVTon. Oliln, May 13.?While the
will of John If. Patterson will not be
irobated until next week, one of its Inicrestlnir
features became known to-day.
when Information was confirmed at Par
Hills that Mr. Patterson save >2,000.000
o his children a few days before his
leath.
The motley Is to be divided as fnlows:
Frederick K. Patterson, $5on,000;
tfrs. Frederick II. Patterson. 11)00,000;
Vlrs. Noble Brandon .Tudah. $.*00,000;
Slohle Brandon Judah. $500,000.
These bequests were made In celehra!Ion
of the adoption by Mr. Hnd Mrs.
Frederick II. Patterson of a baby airl a
Vw reeks aao and the fifth weddtnar
innlvcrsary of Mrs. Patterson's daugher,
Mrs. Judah.
LW YO
[COPYRIGHT, 10SS, BY TUB S
RK,/SUNDAY, MAY 14
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FIRST GERMAN ENVOY |l
! SINCE 1917 ARRIVES
HERE AMID CHEERS
Otto L. Wiedfeldt on Way to
Represent Republic at
Washington.
! ASKS FOR TRADE PEACE
International Business Can
Be Rebuilt by Cooperation,
He Says.
HIS BECEE3T0N SIMPLE
Bands Play 'Star Spangled
Banner* and Fatherland Airs
in T?.ij. :iml at H 'ken.
O o I Wicdfeidt, the \mbas- ,
sado. from the Gern in Republic to
the United States, arrived yesterday
by the United States liner Amer
Thrco hundred and fifty repress
tives of 1,500 German Amer
eieties greeted him.
The delegation was earrir
the bay by the police boat Jo; 1
Hylan, which followed the big steamship
back t.o its Hoboken berth, where
Magistrate Charles A. Oberwaeer ':
spoke for the welcoming group. f
A band aboard the Hylan struck up
[ "The Star Spangled Banner" the mo- 1
ment the tug met the liner. Another 1
band on board the America began
competing with the same air. On the
liner and on the tug folks sang the 1
anthem. 1
Mr. Wied/eldt, one of the least con- 1
spicuous persons on the big boat, re- 1
moved his hat and saluted the en- '
thusiasts who were bidding him wel
come. Prom the time or the meeting I
until thfe liner docked both bands
played almost incessantly. They alternated
American and German songs.
Contrast to Bernatorff Unya.
Magistrate Oberwager made his welcoming
speech in Mr. Wledfeldt's cabin
in the presence of a few of the delegation.
The situation was most striking I
for its commonplace air. It gave those
present occasion to think of the pomp
and circumstance atending the comings
and goings of Johann von Bernstorff,
the last of the Junker Ambussadors.
Mr. Wiedfeidt looks like the ordinary j
hard working business man. He spt'aks
Knglish well. He is about five feet ten
inches tall and slight of frame. What
hair remains above his ears is quite
, gray. A small tuft of beard adorns the
point of his chin.
While listening to Magistrate Oberwager
he stood with his legs crossed
and his hands thrust deep into his pockets.
There was a quizzical smile on his
face. His reply, in German, was brief.
There was no noise of reception at the
pier and Mr. Wiedfeidt became lost in
the crowd, attracting no more attention
than any other man in the place. He
went to the Ambassador /or his stay In
the city.
I Ambassador Wiedfeidt issued a state.
nicnt, written oy tumseir in rcngitsn.
prefacing It by saying that ho would
remain in New York until Tuesday and
then bo to Washington. The statement
| rend:
! "With thanks in their hearts Oerm.iTi
mothers acknowledge the very valuable
support in feeding their children which
your countrymen gave them, highminded
and with open pockets, both by
ending millions of single charitable par- 1
eels and by forming an efficient association
largely equipped for the humanitarian
purpose.
"This was a good first shaking hands
between Americans and Hermans, a
token that our old acquaintance shall'
not be forgot but shall again he brought
to mind. Therefore T am hopeful that
the links of mutual respect and service
which Joined the United States and
Uermany for longer than a century ;
now. after overcoming these few years'
Interruption, can and will he freshly
i renewed and by and by multiplied and
i strengthened.
"Nntlnn* Moat Cooiierntf."
"I do not dare to meddle with so
' many various and Intricate problems
j to solve which many of the best of
: (lie world's brains arc spending time
j and taking pains. But plcusc allow me
i ono very simple remark.
| "The present economic troubles which
! almost cvefy country has now to face,
| though In a different, way and extent.
! are the natural consequences of convulsing.
dismembering and In some
ways destroying the world's.great com- |
mcroe as It was ten years ago.
1 "The International business which
more or less every nation needs can
be reestablished but by ,t cooperation
of the different nations In the old usual
ways and in new lines which are to
be found out by practice.
"I'm glad to live In your most Inter"
Continued on Pnpre Twenly-ono.
Hntrh Ranker on 1
Held With Young
H. Telxeira de Matto?. mcmbnr of j
Telxeira de Mattoa itros. of Amsteri
dam. the largest banking Institution
in Holland, watt detained by Immigration
inspectors last night when the
steamship Ryndam of the HollandAmerica
Lino reached Hohoken.
The inspectors also held Miss Mildred
Collins, 18, who said she was a
dancer. Others of the ship said Miss
Collins and the banker occupied adjoining
staterooms.
Immigration inspectors asserted that
the hanker admitted paying her fare, '
but that he had Insisted there was
nothing Irregular about It, as Hhc was
coming across on a visit and so was
he. Mr. Telxeira tried several times
to gain his relenso, innd sent many
messages ashore. }
Mr. Telxeira wag Indignant when
asked for a statement or an Interview, j
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UN-HERALD CORPORATION.]
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1 QOO ENTERED AS SECOND CI
1366. POST OFFICE, NEW V
MELLON TURNS DOWN
'WHITEWASHING' OF
ENGRAVING BUREAU
Secretary Refuses to Accept
Report Which Discounts
President's 'Cleanup.'
ORDERS NEW INQUIRY j
Adds Two Members to Committee
Which Conducted
Investigation.
HINT AT PAPER SCANDAL '
Appointment of Custodian as
One of Probers Suggests
New Charges.
Hjin inl Di patch to Tub New York Ho.m.d.
New York Herald Bureau, )
Washington, I). t'., May 13. f
i ry of the Treasury Mellon tooted
the report of a special
which investigated condiBureau
of Engraving and
lion Is said to have been disl
with the "whitewash" nature
of the report in the face of certain I
serious complaints which constituted
the basis in part for the inquiry. Mr.
Mellc.n found in the report itself seri- :
ous differences of opinion on the real j
condition of the bureau, especially relating
to the paper supply.
The. report was sent back to the
committee with instructions that it be
considered Jointly with F. G. Collins,
custodian of paper, and Louis A. Hill, i
director of the bureau.
It became known to-day that the report
submitted to Mr. Mellon did not
agree with the findings of other investigators
who were detailed by AttorneyGeneral
Daugherty to ma; } a special
Inquiry.
In rejecting the report of the com- ;
mittce officials explained tha1 the Secretary
of the Treasury desired that the j
bureau report In Its final form shall
bring out clearly any new discrepancies ;
which may have been discovered recently,
distinguishing them from old
shortages which bave been carried on
tire bureau's books for many years.
By bringing the paper custodian Into (
the Inquiry It was indicated that lnves- I
tigah#.< have traced losses of paper j
issued for the printing of rrorty stamps
and certificates.
Hfiiiovnl for Inefficiency.
President Harding pn March 31 issued
orders dismissing "for tn good of the ;
service" James L. Wllmeth, director, and
thirty subordinate officials of the Bureau ;
of Kngraving and Printing. Mr. Wllmeth
is a Democrat. Douis A. Hill,
appointed to succeed him. Is a Republican,
who was assistant chief of the
bureau under Wilmeth. All the officials ]
removed were civil service employees;
and had been In the Governi'itnt service!
in the bureau for many years.
Ttiree days after the removal of Wii- !
moth and the other officials Secretary
Mellon, In the first official explanation
made of the President's net. said they
were removed on the grounds of in-!
efficiency and that a reorganization of
the bureau would be undertaken. An
investigation of the bureau had been
conducted, Mr. Mellon xaiu, n.v A. It.
Barnes of Chicago, working tn.der (Jen
('buries G. Dawes, Director of the
Budget, and by Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury Wadsworth. Secretary
Mellon said It was disclced that conditions
In the bureau warranted the)
changes that were made. Wr.ste was J
found, he said, and antlquat'd methods
resulted In the heavy fosses to the!
Government.
flensona for "Shnkrun."
Mr. Wllmeth declared that the bu
reau, which employs nearly tl.000 per- ;
sons of technical ability, hart reached j
the highest point of etflclency <1 tirinpr the
time lie was director, lie insisted he
was not sure whether ne hart any political
affiliations or not, ris he voted last
in 18?6. and could not recall whether he
had voted for a Republican or a Democrat.
Administration officials said that the
President's order was not in the nature
of a political move. It was pointed out
that one of the reasons for the general
shake tip was the existence of dissension
among the various division chiefs,
and that conditions called for drastic
action to restore harmony.
Attorney-General Dauglierty said
there was ample legal authority for
the course taken by the President, in
spite of Mr. Datigherty's view, however,
the Civil Service Commission called to
the attention of the President for his
Information those sections of the civil'
service law which make It mandatory
to serve employees with charges before
they arc removed.
Visit to Speyers
Danseuse on Ship
and both ho and Miss Collins ridiculed
Iho suggestion that there whs anything
more than mere friendship 1k?-j
tweon them. A special board of inquiry
Will examine the case,
Mr. Teixelra la said to be on a visit
to James Spe.ver and his brother.
Kdgar Speyer. Neither of the Messrs.
Speyer could he reached last night.
Teixelra de Mattos Bros, figured
prominently In the charges against ,
Fid gar Speyer last December, when
hln baronetcy and his British citizen- i
ship were taken away from him. The j
report of the Home Secretary of the '
Certificates of Naturalization Committee
charged that Sir Kdgar Speyer's
firm In London had close relations
from the outbreak of the war with the '
Deuts^c Hank and Teixelra, and that i
a code Vvas arranged to defeat the I
British imnsor.
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AMBASSADOR CI
BARTHOU'S A
GENOA, May 13 (Asscx
appealed to the United
proposed international
the Russian situation. Th
Richard Washburn Child, inf<
to-night that such a proposal
by the French delegation.
The Ambassador unders
posal suggests that the Unitec
accepted, would have a domii
the commission, but would
ceptance to any decisions of
did not approve.
If the United States acce
the Russians being represente
In opposing before the
project of a mixed commissio
sentatives, M. Barthou said:
the whole of our thoughts, f<
speak out.
"We have been unanin
absence of the United States,
eral commission perhaps th<
cept an invitation to partici;
Such an outcome would leav<
In gfving this out to-nij
said that M. Barthou had be
American Ambassador and
the matter with the Washing
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HOUSE'S WAR FRAUD
BILL RECOMMENDED
Chamber Will Take Up $500,000
Measure for Consideration
To-morrow.
SALAKY LIMIT IS $10,000
__________ ,
Amount Involved in Pending'
Cases Peaches a Total of
.11192,000,000.
Special Dispatch to Tub New Toik Herald.
?w York Hrmld Iturrnii. ) ,
Waahinirton, I). Mar 13. (
The House Appropriations Commit
tee to-day reported a bill authorizincr 1
the Department of Justice to expend <
$500,000 for the employment of spe- '
cial counsel and Investigators in the '
prosecution of war contract frauds.
It will he taken up Monday in the '
House for consideration with another '
bill providing for the empanelling of a '
special Grand Jury in the District of '
Columbia to try many of the fraud '
cases.
An amendment proposed by Hcprc- i j
sentativa Sisson (Miss.) and adopted
provided for a salary limitation of I
$10,000 to attorneys, except one who j
may be paid in excess of that amount 1
In reporting the bill the committee , 1
stated that the amounts involved in '
the cases to be tried range from a f w
hundred thousand dollars in a single ^
case to several millions. The total in
volved Is $1 32.0uu.uuu. in mo war ue- 1,
partment, however, there ore 135,000 :
additional canes to be investigated, if
is expected that In the cases already
before the Department five years wilt
lie consumed In active court proceedings.
; '
In asking for the $500,000 appropriation.
Attorney-General Daugherty said j
there were 31.012 cases, both civil audi,
criminal. begun under the national pro- .
hihltion net during the flsc-al year ended I
1021, and that there probably would j 1
lie an increase of 50 per eent. in these i
ca?es In 1322. or about t0.000.
Mr. I>HUgherty said that In order to
carry on this work it Is necessary to
employ the best attorneys.
? "I wish to say to the OMtMUhiM that I j |
? "it to he conservative In connection I i
with the suits that art to he brought," he
added. "I nhall never allow a man to be '
Indicted unless t think he Is guilty, and
unless [ think, taking Into consideration ]
the general vicissitudes of a trial, that
he can and should be convicted. I will
not assume the Jurisdiction of Ihe court ;
jhut If I determine that a case cannot be i 1
sustained or ought not to he sustained 1
I will not. for the accommodation of nny|
clamor, allrw suit to he brought."
Asked to give an approximation of the i
claims against the United States. Mr. !
Uaugherty said they would aggrcaato
about ll.ono.OOft.Ono. of which $Ron.noo,- ;
000 Is Involved In patent claims alone.
Chairman Madden of the committee
asked Mr. Dnugherty how the $500,000
would he spent, and In answer the At- '
tnrney-Oeneral replied: "Hcfore we get
through the expert witnesses mid accountants
will cost about as much money '
as the attorneys. I should say that If It 1
costs $500,000 we ought to get through
on $250,000 or $300,000 on attorneys'
fees, with expenses added to that, and I
$100,000 to $150,000 on account of ex- '
ports and accountants, because these activities
will comprise the principal part1
of the work."
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:OYD GEOi
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iPPEAL TO U. S.
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dated Press).?France has
States to participate in the*
commission to investigate
ic American Ambassador,
:>rmed the Associated Press
had been submitted to him
J
tood that the French prol
States, if the invitation is j
lant voice in the action of
not be bound by her acthe
commission which she
pts, France would agree to
d in the commission. '
subcommission the British
n, including Russian repre- s
"Let us speak out frankly
or the time has arrived to
ious in our regret at the )
If we appoint such a gen2
United States would ac- j <
pate in these negotiations.
2 none of us indifferent."
I
ght the French delegation
en in consultation with the
had asked him to take up
rton Government.
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TRAIN MOTOR CRASH
KILLS 3, INJURES 40,
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Black Diamond Express I)c- '
railed by Automobile at
North Lerov, N. Y.
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FIVE COACHES ARE UPSET ,
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Three Pullmans Are Piled Up '
After Plunge Over 40 Foot
Embankment.
Batavia, V. T.. May 13.?Three dead. !
twenty-two in hospitals and a score
ar more with minor Injuries, was the !
result of the Black Diamond Express
>n the Lehigh Valley Railroad rrashng
into an automobile at North Leroy
to-day.
All the dead and injured, except the
Jriver of the motor, who was killed,
tvere passengers on the train. Two
women who still were unconscious late
this afternoon were the most seriously ,
injured. The dead are:
THOMAS R. BRODIE of T.rroy.
I.. E. CL.AY, traveling salesman, Tort- '
land, Me.
E. E. CORSER, yardman, Lehigh Val- |
ley, Niagara Falls.
The seriously Injured are: Vnldentiflcd
woman. 50, wedding ring initials M. R .
nay die; unidentified woman. 50, wedding
ring Initials R. O. B. to L. R. \V.. i
November, 1920, may die; Richard Edwards
Lisle, Broome county; Mrs. Drenaan,
Detroit: Mrs. Rosabel Tracy. 57
William street. Geneva, N. Y. ; C. Mac'omanns,
298 Swan street, Buffalo; Ruth
Shcrrer, Temple : Charles Shonk, Tonan.inda,
and Cyrus Field, Niagara Kalis.
Auto (auses Wreck.
The wreck, according to Enjrineer
Vfoeer of the Black Diamond, was caused
fly the attempt of Thomas U. Brodle to |
get his automobile across the tracks at >
Ihc Bake street crossing ahead of the
train. The engine struck the. automobile
iquarely, tossed it ahead and ran Into
the debris, which lifted the front trucks
t>f the engine from the rails.
The train was moving at Blxty-flvc
miles an hour. Knglneer Mosor said, and J
as Its speed was checked by the derailed
engine It buckled and Ave cars
which were pinched out crashed down a
rorty foot embankment east of the ere
Ing. They were the smoker, a dm cme-h
aixt three T'ullmens. The wrecked cars
lay In a V shaped pile, with the dav
coach and smoker on one side and the
three Pullmens on the other. The day;
roach, at the apex of the V, was badly L
smashed.
There was wild confusion nmnng the
t assengers as the cars went over th- \
embankment. Word was at enee trie- |
plumed to the nearest station and ph\ t
s'cians were sent from Batavia an ! I (
i.eroy. A special train was also mad. ,
up nt Buffalo. A large number of tin' .
Injured were brought to (latavia In automobiles
before the relief train arrived.
Anln llrlver Killed. I
V. K. Clay of f'ortlanrl. one of the
dead. boarded the train at Batavia, the <
Inst atop before the wreck occurred. II. I died
after being brought to a hospital i
here. Mr. Clay was a representative of t
the Curtis Publishing Company. Thomas j
It Brodle of Leroy. driver of the auto- j
mobile, was hurled 300 feet and Instantlv '
killed. Corset- wan crushed to death In 1
the day coach. The wreck occurred a'
U:2r. A. M.
None of the train crew, except the I
porters, was Injured. Charles H. Baldwin
of Geneva was conductor and Henry I ,
Krager of Buffalo, floeman.
The Black Tdamontl Van w reeked near 1
the scene of to-day's % rid. nt the night I 1
of August B, 1901, resulting in the ; '
Injury of eight persons. 1 t
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Herald, with all tnat wa
n intertwined with it.j an
ilized, is a bigger and bette
:wspaper than ever befor<
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EST IONS
RGE PLA
BURN ANGRY NOTES
Lloyd George and Bartliou
Have Stormy
Talk on Soviet
Program.
1*0 IXC A RE DICTB ! '
France Won't Sit With
sians on Commission
Study Country.
JOMPKOM1SE SUGUE?
Separate Treaty With ltus?
Held as Menace Ovq
French Head.
B.v JOHN McH. STLAR1
'opi/right, 1922, by tim niw Yo*k
Special Cable In Tub Nbw York h
Genoa, May 13.?Proposals p
rard by Prime Minister Lloyd '
or the appointment of a mixe
nission to study further the R~.:
[uestions and for the enactment of a
irovisional truce caused a great
itorm in the economic conference tolay.
Later there was a lull and at
he end of one of the most dramatic
lays of the conference there was said
o be hope of a Franco-British agreenent.
,
I,pattern Coming Together.
When it appeared certain that
nier Poincare's instructions agi
he Lloyd George plan made a;
nent impossible. M. Barthou
lounoed this evening that he and
Lloyd George had made progres
ward an agreement.
This announcement was so s
ling that the dignified commis
broke into applause. *
While Mr. Lloyd George appare
yielded on the point that the m
ommissions should be appointee
lie governments rather than by
ienoa conference?one of the th
nsisted on by M. Poincare?hi
itill fighting hard to prevent
French from excluding the Itussi
"rom participation on these mi
ommissions. A compromise is i
ikely by which the commissi
vould be called first and the Russi i s
would be let jn afterward.
\Ynu|<i Bring In 1 nlteil State*
M. Barthou expressed the hi
his morning that if Russia were
ilone while the commission, s
Ahich Russia was not reuresent
studied the situation the time so i
nuum twnn; iui uiiuinci tuuicici
it which the United States would i
cpresented. He urged that t >
[ nlted States be represented >
hese commissions of experts, and
Invitation to this effect may be se
Despite the apparent defeat of Pt
mier Lloyd George all along t a
line until late this afternoon the
Is some suspicion that the whole d
fcelopment since the Russian rep
represents merely the carrying o >t
the British threat that anoth
jort of Oriental bargaining would I
rmployed with reopening of negoti
lions left to Russia.
Both the French and British see .
to agree that Russia net is allie
redit more than the Allies need Ru- *
dun food. There is also a we I
founded belief that the Genoa chie
ains are not finding enough in Rm
da's demands for their own poc'cet
md are pleased over the posslbih4
if the United States coming in with
ild after the adjournment.
There were three dlscueslons d -rt
ng the day, the first by the sub-cx *
ni?sion on Russia in the morripi
hen the Lloyd George-Barthou m^e'X
ng and last another meeting of th<\
iiiiCKMiMiiiwiuii III iii<; iniv niiriiruvi'it
The situation earlier In the day War
indoubtedly more critical for tb*
cnference, for the Entente and fed
>cace ami pood understanding through"
)Ut Europe than at any time ninco the
11 mlstice.
France Hold* \loof.
Yester Jay the French had Intimated
hat they were willing to let Mr. Lloyd
rom the wreck. This intimation whs
insert on the belief that M. Polnonia
inrt given M. Harthou a free hynrt
H re at Inst. But a dlapatch from
inn..i to Paris reciting this reacheil
it. Polneare while he was holding a
iblnet meeting. He exclaimed that
inch n thing would not rto at all and
pushed off to give new Instructions of
lie most precise nature which M.
Inrthou was forced to follow at the
meeting of the sub-commission this
nornlng.
The French insisted that the whole
British theory of dealing with the
itiisHinns was wrong. M. Polncaro
<nirt that Tlussia must be left alone
until she was convinced that she could
rot be admitted into the comity of
nation* as long as she held to ro<r:
nunlstle dogmas. Ho was convinced
hat a policy of holding aloof woul4
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