Boston Evening Globe, July 22, 1922

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July 22, 1922

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Boston Evening Globe (Newspaper) - July 22, 1922, Boston, Massachusetts I * > I lf Read the Advertisements In tomorrow’s Sunday Globe. Be anre to read the Sunday Globe Magazine tomorrow. Mon yelling clition vol. on NO. 22 Entered as second class matter at Boston, Mass., under the act of March 3. 1879. BOSTON, SATURDAY EVENING. JULY 22. 1922-14 PAGES-TWO CENTS COPYRIGHT, 1922. BY THE GLOBE NEWSPAPER CO. 7:30 FINAL-CLOSING STOCKS CAPTURE OF SLAY President and Hooper Confer on Rail Strike OFFERED TODAY I BY CITY AP SALEK CHAIRMAN TELLS OF HIS EFFORTS Three Senators of Interstate Committee Present ' WASHINGTON, July 22 (by A. P.) —Chairman Ben W. Hooper of the Railroad Labor Board, arriving here today in response to a summons from the White House, went into conference with President Harding prepared to give the Executive a complete survey of the railroad strike situation and the recent negotiations conducted with a view to bringing about a settlement. The Labor Board chairman went to the White House soon after arriving from Chicago. It was indicated he might have a statement to make after seeing the President. A. F. of L. Telegrams Almost coincident with Mr Hooper’s arrival the American Federation of Labor made public telegrams sent by the Labor Legislative representatives of the National and International Unions located in Washington to B. M. Jewell, leader of the rail strike forces, and John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, pledging sympathy and cooperation in the respective strikes of the railroad shop and mine workers. The telegrams were signed by Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, as chairman of the Legislative representatives’ conference, and said: "Reports made'to the conference from various sections of the country indicate a rising public sympathy in favor of the men who are fighting for right and justice.” Three Senators Summoned After the conference between the ,    _________ President and Chairman Hooper had | tempted "ti"cut Across att®" the on- MORE ARRESTS ; MAY RE MADE MILTON LEGION MEN AS VOLUNTEER POUGE 13 MORE SHIPS TO BRING COAL Bullet Foundrn Head of Slain Woman Following the investigation by Medical Examiner Timothy Leary, the police today gave out the report that a bullet had been found in the head of Mrs Alice I. Jones, found dead in the house at 556 Tremont st. South End, Wednesday night. It was also rumored that further arrests will be made soon. George H. Mansfield, a friend of the woman Is now held pending an investigation. TRAIN KILLS AN UNKNOWN MAN 500,000 Tons Ordered in England and Wales NEW YORK, July 22—Thirteen more ships, wit!) an aggregate carrying capacity of 90,000 tons, were chartered yesterday to import coal from Europe because of the coal strike, A. D. Lasker, chairman of the United States Shipping Board, here for a conference, said. This is a total of 20 ships entered in the coal trade within two days, and Mr Lasker said that in addition to the 167 vessels now plying between American and European ports there are 400 bottoms idle in American docks that could he commissioned within 30 days. The available ships now in operation are capable of bringing in 500,000 tons evenr 30 days, and 2,000,000 tons could be imported monthly if necessary, Mr Lasker declared, adding that it is up to the coal dealers to take advantage of the facilities lf they want them. .v,_.canYaas importers today revealed 2 have been placed for the 500,000 tons from England LOCOMOTIVE IN TURNTABLE PIT BY GREEN INSPECTOR’S MISTAKE WORCESTER, July 22—Several locomotives of the New Haven railroad are tied up in the Worcester round* house today as the result of an unusual accident. A big Boston & Maine locomotive, which was being cared for in the roundhouse, is lying in the bottom of the turntable pit, and the other engines in the roundhouse cannot be removed. Strikers place the blame for the accident on a new engine inspector who, they say, opened the throttle by mistake, and sent the locomotive over the edge into the pit. 27 SWORN IN FOR EMERGENCY Police Hunt For Man Thought To Have Killed McMahon Boy SALEM, July 22—Without awaiting tho findings of tho medical examiner, Mayor Dennis A. Sullivan, on behalf of, the city, at noon today offered a reward of $1000 for the apprehension and conviction of the murderer of Henry P. McMahon, aged 12. "ifhe reward of $1000 will be paid by the city of Salem to any one furnishing evidence that results in the apprehension and conviction of the .murderer of Henry P. McMahon,” reads ^the statement issued by the Mayor. No other important developments in the murder mystery came to light today. It is believed the police are Commander F. C. Nilson Is in Charge and Wales. He Ducked Under Crossing Gates in Chelsea many coal steamers load IN ENGLAND THIS WEEK LONDON, July 22 (by A. P.)—Demand for ships to convey coal to America Is Increasing daily. Many steamers have been loaded in the United Kingdom this to various American E? ten shUHngif a tom* be'n* fPom Bight PHILADELPHIA EXPECTS COAL FROM ENGLAND PHILADELPHIA, July 22 — Several Unheeding the warning of Victor Miller, gate tender at the 6th-at crossing of the Boston & Maine Railroad in Che!-i    .----- >    —•>    ____ sea, about 1:30 this afternoon, an un-1 known man walked across the tracks will arrive here within a fortnight it directly in the path of the Rockport i became known today. Flyer and was instantly killed.    j    ---- Miller had dropped his gates after re train, which was inhound to Boston, and was standing near them when the unknown man ducked under the gates and started across the tracks. Miller waved him back, as the heavy train was In sight, bearing down upon the crossing. Instead, he claims, the stranger told After Controversy With Mrs McPhetres, Policeman Called Before Lynn Mayor LYNN, July 22—Mrs Marlon    A.    Mc- Phetres,    wife of Mayor Harland    A.    Mc- across    aneaa    or    the    on-i    ,, . rushing train. He    had    barely    reached    hetres    of this city, was in a    contra r»lr Mf Vl An    lrvnnm    ©FSY    Wit    ll    C,    fB    oat-    .Qtvorx-ir    tLii been in progress nearly an hour,    -    ——-    - _______  ^    _______ ,,    ,    , ni.Qi_mon    a    !    the Inbound track when the locomotive ers£ with traffic officer Sherry this cnairman Cummins of the Senate - struck and killed him instantly. The    *be    corner    of    Central    av    and Interstate Commerce    Committee, i?adly mangled body was thrown several    w^Bigjt*    gts. ...    ...    .    feet up the track.    rosult    of    the    argument    the    Red who, with other committee members, I The man was about 30 years of age - '-“Sht system, used only in case of amt.rred with Mn r.llro.d | “tiSSSS I ■"*'«■ a""'* •*"* Magrath was notified. executives on the strike situation Thursday night, was called to the White House. Senators Watson of Indiana and Kellogg of Minnesota, the other members of the Interstate Commerce Committee, who conferred with the railroad executives, also were summoned to the White House. Senators Cummins, Watson and Kellogg left .the conference with the President when President Harding prepared to go to lunch, but it was said that Chairman Hooper would continue his discussion of the situation with the President at the White House luncheon table. No statement would be made by the Senatorial participants, except that they had given the views of the strike situation which they developed in PALMER RELEASED station house. Whence he was sent to see the Mayor In his office Mrs MkiPhetres, while driving a smalt coupe, went on the wrong side of the c    an<*    then    stalled her car. Officer Sherry asked Mrs McPhetres if die had seen the post. She answered ON SEDITION CHARGE I I Mrs McPhetres was then made to go  -- on the right aide of the traffic post. ii - iv ..a“sr,,tllft officer received (he LACONIA. N H. July 22 - William Palmer of IS Orange st, Roxbury, Mass, was before Judge Fowler In the Municipal Court yesterday, charged with making seditious remarks. He pleaded not guilty and appeared without counsel. After a hearing tho case was continued and Palmer Is held on his own personal recognizance to appear in this Municipal Court lf further required in the case. flash to i{o to tim station house. He told the police official In charge that he did not know it was the Mayor’s wife, hut that he was only doing his duty and did not use abusive language. THE WEATHER Continued on the Eighth Page. Truck Rune Into Gully MILFORD, July 22—At the dangerous Batesville corner, on the Milford-Frank Un road In South Milford, yesterday a sale wholesale tobacco truck driven by Frank Moran went over the roadside into a gully, and was considerably damaged. The driver escaped by jumping. Iii Tomorrow’s Sunday Globe Order it in advance from your newsdealer or newsboy. The Editorial Section Hie Globe Magazine The Household Pages Be sure to read them all in tomorrow’s Sunday Globe. Read the advts in tomorrow’s Sunday Globe. United States Weather Bureau forecasts: For Boston‘and its vicinity and for Southern New England: Fair tonight, Sunday generally fair, not much change in temperature. Moderate south to southwest wind. For Northern New England: Fair tonight; slightly warmer In New Hampshire and Vermont: Sunday partly cloudy; moderate southerly wind. For Eastern New York: Fair tonight; slightly warmer In the interior; Sunday partly cloudy/ probably local thundershowers Sunday afternoon In north and west portion; moderate southwest and south wind.    T Lowest temperature in New England last night, 50 at Northfield. Vt, and In Northern Maine. Morning readings New York 72, Washington 76, Chicago 78, Highland Light 68, loggy, sea smooth. Boston observations 8 a rn. Eastern standard time: Barometer 30.02 Inches, temperature 74, highest yesterday 74, ......67,    nu lowest last night 6T. humidity 62 percent, wind west, 7 miles, clear. The Temperature Today The thermometer at Thompson’* Spa records the temperature up to SI p rn today tis follows; 1021 1922 3 a in... Att rn,.. 9 a in... 12 rn.... 1021 1922 I pm..... . . 63 68 2|>m..... .. 67 73 3pm...., .. 71 82 BANDITS SECURE $1775 SOMERVILLE PAYROLL Commit Daring Noonday Robbery at Plant of H. M. Hillson Company on Taylor St Three young bandits, all armed with revolvers, at ll :30 this morning committed a daring robbery In the business office of the H. M. Hillson Company, tinware manufacturers, at 16 Taylor st, near Mystic av, East Somerville. The highwaymen secured $1776, which represented the week’s payroll. When the robbers appeared at the factory there were in the office G. Irving Hillson of 128 Powder House Boulevard, Somerville; Ex-Alderman Joseph Hillson of West Somerville, Joseph Brady of 300 Park st, Dorchester, an employe; Miss Etty Kallnsky of 49 Munroe st, Somerville, a stenographer; Miss Esther Johanson of 42 Glenwood road. Somerville, also a stenographer; Mrs Emma Dutch of 84 Thetford av, Dorchester, an employe, and Victor Auti of 65 Wheatland st, Somerville, also an employe. The employes were in the office to get their pay envelopes. The number of persons in the office did not appear to alarm the highwaymen. One stood guard In the entryway leading to the office; another stood on the threshold of the office door, and th* ------    jf leader, a short, stout young man, wet dressed and wearing a straw hat, coolly walked Into the office and. pointing bls revolver at G. Irving Hillson, who was on the other side of the office counter, in charge of the pay envelopes, commanded: “Hands up, or I will plug you!” His confederate in the doorway menaced the others in the office with his revolver, and also yelled to robber No. I: “Take the cash box and all the loose money.” The latter quickly moved close to the desk counter and reaching through the opening he seized a box containing the pay envelopes and a small tin box which contained the surplus supply of cash. He used his left .hand to get the boxes and in the right hand was a .38 caliber automatic pistol, which he kept aimed directly at the face of G. Irving Hillson. Highwayman No. 2, who had be*n standing in the doorway, stepped Into the center of the office and covered the others In the office with his revolver while robber No. I was getting the money boxes, which he stowed under his left arm. Continued on the Blghth Page. II MOSQUITO HOLE” DWELLERS SUE CITIES Everett and Chelsea Defendants—Allege Sailors in Naval Hospital Suffer The breeding of milUohs of mosqui- j source of serious trouble and menace to toes, the continual flooding of cellars, ^e marines and sailors In the Chelsea the ruining of gardens, the marooning j ^Jfol P    '*** of cows and horses In their barns, and    , the driving of large-sized rats by the ; Claim River Diverted water up into dwelling houses and; Mr Gilman, who, he assert*, has been places of business, loom as Important j unable to operate his paint and varnish factors In subs brought against the , factory In the area for a long time bority of Chelsea and the city of Everett I cauge of flooded pjt8 and ceuar8 says in the equity session of the Suffolk Bu- j lhat he has 88en eome of the men whQ perior Court by the Boston Blacking haVe market gardens nearb ao Company. Charles II. Gilman, George j ab th„ armg b mo8CJU,toes that |t S. Lloyd and more than a dozen other!    L individuals who live or have busness In ‘ small Town Hall. J. Frank Kemp, town clerk, explained the nature of the work the men, lf called upon, would do, and gave a long list of Instruction? which they would be expected to follow. After the address the men were all sworn In and are now ready for duty. The men will be called by special signal on the fire alarm which Is three blows given on the siren four times. Each man has a gun and police badge, to be carried on emergency calls, and they will respond on the call to designated places in command of squad leaders. Only In grave emergency cases will the men be called. Commander Frank G. Nilson of the post is in charge of the men and those enrolled are Walter L. Taber, Stanley G. MacGareglll, Harold B. Fabian, George A. Treat, Henry L. Cross, Oliver Wolcott, Harold C. Taber, Richard C. Ware, George Kelly, Dr George F. Bears#, John Calligan, John G. McHar-dy. E. F. Melvin, Benjamin F. Graham. Michael J. Long, Milton Tucker, Dr Paul R. Wlthington, Louis J. Lawton, Dr Waiter A. Lane, Perry Thurber, Morton 8wift. Carroll Martin, Roland L. Plummer, Norton Wlgglesworth, Herbert E. Fleischer, Carleton R. Richmond and Edward Munro. The outfit has the approval of the Selectman and Chief of Police Maurice Pierce. MILTON. July 22—Twenty-seven members of Milton Post, American Legion, were sworn in as volunteers for emerson Tcwrf Sin” last eVenin* at the rworklng on a tip which has led them HENRY P. MCMAHON. Salem Boy Who Ie Believed to Have Beeg Murdered. to Lynn, but they have withheld whatever information they may have. Will Search Woods NO SERIOUS DISORDER, STATE OFFICIALS SAY Commissioner of Puhlic Safety Alfred F. Foote said today that all he knew about disorders in connection with the strike was what he read in the newspapers. He said that he keeps no tabulation of reports of disorders or outbreaks and in many cases does not receive reports of such disorders until two or three days after they have happened. Herman A. MacDonald, Gov Cox’b private secretary, said that no serious disorder had been reported, so far as he knew, but that several assaults have been committed. Gov Cox and Mrs Cox started today for the Profile House, Franconia, N H, for a couple of days and, lf things go along smoothly In the railroad strike, they may remain three or four days longer. The Governor left the State House last night for Wellfleet and this Wilfred Burgoyne, aged 13, and hie brother, Harold, 12, of 36 Shore av, Salem, were taken to Lynn today to look over a suspect. Hie police, however, were utta/We to locate the particular man they wanted the boys to look at so the youngsters returned to their home and will go again to Lynn as soon as the authorities get the man they want in custody. They know his nfme and address and so forth but were just not able to locate him today. It is said that he bas been knows to assault boys before and In a general way answers the descriptions of the man seen with the murdered boy. According to the Burgoyne boys the man who was with McMahon was of medium complexion, tall, j wore a blue suit and green cap. j The police have announced that to-j morrow all the special and reserve officers of the force will be called for duty to search the woods in the vicinity in which the murder was committed. The authorities think that the murderer may still be lurk-ing somewhere In the locality. THINKS HUSBAND WAS SLAIN Mrs George M. Palmer Says He Didn't Commit Suicide LYNN, July 22-Mrs LUlian Palmer, wife of Dr George M. Palmer. 50 years of age, a chemist employed In th* United States appraisers’ office on At* lantic av, Boston, whose body * was found floating in Floating Bridge Pond. late last night, disbelieves the finding that her husband WM a subside and is firmly convinced thgt he was a victim of foul play. The Salem and Lynn police are now Investigating lf there was any connection between the murder of the McMahon youth and the tragedy of Mr Palmer. morning started for the mountains. Lie    _    ...    ---- cut Gov Alvin T. Fuller said today that he would be In the State during the absence of Gov Cox and would be prepared to visit the State House in any emergency. “We Consider That This Is the Limit,” Says Secretary of B. & M. System Federation Criticism of Gov Cox for his call to the State constabulary Is expressed by W. K. Cleary, secretary of the Boston A Maine System Federation, in this statement issued by the strikers today: ’’In a report of Gov Cox he says that no disutrbance of any kind in this Stateghad taken place, and then under cover of darkness he orders the State constabulary to protect railroad property. We consider that this Ss the limit. Here Is where the dear public pays, and the strikers, being a large part of the public. Again we are the goats.” WORCESTER POLICE F0RQE LOSES ALL ITS DAYS OFF WORCESTER, Mass, July 22-Chief of Police George H. HIU today Issued orders that, because of the railroad was necessary for them to have their! strike, all days off for members of the Reserves His Decision At 8 o’clock thl3 afternoon Medical Examiner Frank (S. Atwood was to perform an autopsy on the body of young McMahon, which was found, crushed and bruised, at the base of a five-foot embankment at a lonely spot In Great Pastures yesterday. Dr Atwood made a preliminary examination of the body yesterday before it was removed to the Salem Hospital Morgue, but preferred to reserve his decision as to the manner of the death until he shall have had an opportunity to examine the body thoroughly, to question witnesses and to study the large blood-stained rocks which surrounded the spot where the dead body lay. In the meantime, local police continued their search for the mysterious tall, foreign-looking and light-oomplextoned young man who was with thai boy when he was last seen alive on Tuesday. The activities of the police were shrouded In secrecy, but it Is known that several police inspectors were dispatched to a neighboring city on a clew, the nature of which has not yet beef! divulged. the area V'omplaned about. At tome v I arms lanced because of the poison which Worcester police departmeent are can-~       1     -    —    *     ‘M    celled unutfi further notice. Dedal W. Voreoran of the law firm bf I s®t ln- These gardens,which, it is point-Walsh & Mulish, who is counsel for the' oUt, are the chief source of income CAB OF A LOCOMOTIVE AT MILFORD DESTROYED MILFORD. July 22-The Fire Department was called out last evening and soon extinguished flames in the cab of a locomotive In the B. & A. round plaintiffs, this morning said that notices have been sent out setting next Frday as the date of a hearing for the appointment of a master in the ease. The area in complaint is bounded by _ the boulevard (to the North Shore), Ev-so; erett av, the city of Chelsea line, 2d SO j and East Elm Ste In East Everett, and that part of the city of Chelsea which adjoins Vale, Locust and the surrounding streets. It is alleged that, although the condition of this region has been brought to the attention of Chelsea and Everett officials many times during th se house on Beach ate. The blaze was of accidental origin. An effort was made to drive th* engine out of the house, but the cab and boller were too hot to allow of that. The woodwork Ut wholly destroyed. for many Italians and others In the neighborhood, have, it is alleged, in many instances, been ruined by the failure of the drainage system to operate. • After stating that Island End River has always been a natural drainage waterway for the area, and that up to a few years ago It has successfully performed Its function, the bill filed by attorney Corcoran for the plaintiffs states that “within recent years the defendant cities have undertaken to cause said natuarl waterway to be restricted at WILL NOT RUN FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY ast four or five years, only promises of { certain points by the laying of drains due to the building of streets or other- Sec MacDonald Keeps Out of Essex Contest betterment have been forthcoming The result has been, it is stated, that individuals have been driven from their homes and places of business because the drainage system of the area has been allowed to become stopped up, that a continual stench arises from the stagnant water, that mosquitoes are so thick that it is itnposible to work in the district, and that they have become a wise, and at other points have changed ' Herman A- MacDonald, secretary to the course of the said stream, diverting; „ *    i it through drains on private property, (JOV ^'ox’ ann°unF«d today that, a1 and have otherwise controlled said wa terway and have dumped or caused to be dumped ashes and certain other refuse material in and upon said creek Continued on the Eighth Page. I port, he would not be a candidate for though he had received offers of sup** the Republican nomination for district Attorney of Essex County, but would devote himself to the renomination and reelection of Gov Cox. Woman Describes Man The man was described by Mrs Margaret Groan and her son, Walter, who live at the Toll House, Highland av, believed to be the last persons, except his companion, to see yogng McMahon alive, as being tall, foreign looking, rather yoang and of light complexion. He wore a green cap and a blue suit. He was accompanying tho McMahon boy along Highland av In the direction of Lynn last Tuesday, the day the boy disappeared. When Walter Crean called to the McMahon boy, the latter waved his hand back at his friend. Mrs Crean questioned her son as to the identity of the boy, who was walking with his hand In that of GEOUGE M. PALMER. When Mr Palmer’s body was found, there was a gash in the throat that had savored th® jugular vein. Later examination showed a pool of blood on the bridge, but there was no sign of any struggle. Today, in an interview with a representative of the Globe, Mrs Palmer said that she believes her husband did not commit suicide but met with foul play. She last saw him alive about 6:30 last night. At that time he was dressed In old clothes and was working In the garden, She left for Framingham to get a nephew and thought Mr Palmer was undoubtedly in the best of spirits. When she returned at midnight sh# learned of her husband's death. Mrs Palmer said that he was always In good health, despite the fact that he was somewhat delicate. Continued on tho Eighth Page, -JI He Was -Never Despondent According to her statements, Mr Palmer never contemplated suicide and was at no time despondent. It la her belief that he was mistaken for some one else who had enemies and that he may have been killed for vengeance wrongly placed. She said that neither she nor her husband had any enemy that they knew of. Her conclusion is that, her husband while fixing the garden, may have discovered some one robbing the house and have been killed as a rsult. Nothing has been missed from the house and change that hte dead man had in his pocket was still there when the body was found floating in the water. When asked lf any sharp instrument is missing from the home, Mrs Palmer said that all her husbands razors were accounted for and everything else with which he might have taken his life. The George Palmer, a 21-year-old son, shares the same belief as his mother and is determined that a rigid investigation be made. The Palmer home is only two house# from the point where the discovery of the body was made and Is in a wooded section. When Mr Palmer was work-ing in the garden he was very near thick shrubbery and trees, and it would have been possible for some one to spring out and kill him unawares. Chief Inspector William H. Kane said that so far as he knows no foul play was committed and that the report of Capt John Curry, who was on the case last night, did not denote that Mr Pal- mer tlieed from anyone’s hand hut own. According to the report of Medical Examiner Breed, Mr Palmar was nearly dead before the body fell Into the water. Why Did the Body Float? Many people are mystified about th* way the body floated to the surface so quickly. Several years ago, another body, found in the same place, had been underneath the water tor nine or til days. Tile body of Mr Palmer wa* heavily weighted and ordinarily would be in the water some time before it would come to the surface. Continued on the Eighth Page, ;