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THE EVENING WORLD, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1918
Tf. Bitckner, "did you follow bit ao"-
f "I dlrl I went to S ill!, hi Connie.
fvmiii inn until Auk f. I called on
Mas k lit n 1 Rot bark And asked him
'f 1 roStl open up. ft" MM there was
no chntics then, and advlspil me to go
to New Jersey. 1 went to Atlantic
City BBd remained there until lste in
!'rl'-mner. when 1 aaw Man aanln
TCAYS SKELLY NAMED PRICE FOR
"lie sdvlsed me tn iro uptown and
j euefestrd Maiihattnn avenue. 1 was
i looking tnrmigu Manhattan avenue
I "hen I met lr IliimMirr, Ma.is's
Vousln Pr. Hamburaer Is idiysl.lan
ti the hmias from which ... rol-
Wts- the truat hnttse. Wherever you
se one of Mans wagon hark up that
1 1 a truat turns
"lr. HnmSumfr asked me what I
tvas do i . uptown, and, when I told
1 !m, said he would rer. imaiend ma ;o
.lr. Greenberiter. the man.iKer of th
an i BaM aSlaaa, at Ho. fn Man
ittsn . M I rWMad a flat In that
us end moved In 0t 1 I 1 1 .4-1 a
ad POM M4 rnuldn't aend oil letter
nd did little hualne fbr a week
Then Df llantt inter called and said
ii waa BsWPi but I would have to
.nove tliil there had lie.-ii conipl.iltite !
Kalnat me I told htm nil the tenant
ere of the ;ame character a me. He
ild BM I ..nd better e M i .
"I sea Mann and he loM m to meet
., .-..tur,l.y n.ght at one Hundred
A vii,ii, ir.. .i.,t c.iumbua v-
ua He took m to Sol Wolf's,
I'otlled llnuor pi. i. e An officer cam
rilfj and wa ttrtrodwed by Wolf at
.dr. Kkelly. He aas.d If . wanted to
1 eep in npui '. inetil
iad already retitert
" What re you g
I didn't It !' him I
Ing to charge.?' I
eked Mr. Kkelly.
" 'One Hundred and flfty a monh.' h
" Why, air. Hkclly.' I ald. 'you
' ilaht a well ak fur tn moon. I want
. Utile flat o four or live room. I
' .uldti't pay It.'
' 'We're getting It In On Hundred
nd Fourth street.' aald Mr. Hkrlly.
"I V- hi him 1 couldn't pa! more than
I a month. He toW me he wanted to
ilk to bla partner, ami aald he would
. MM me at the uptown aubway tittion
bl One Hundred and Tenth street at
.on on Monday. I met lilm. but In
.i.'i meantime 1 had bean adid by
I! laa to oflor him .' down and lib In
i..o week, and to agra to pay Ea
"kelly ald thl would be agreeable.
. kandod him He told m I wouldn't
0 Idm again that ol Wolf would
o the collecting, lie aakml m whr 1
hi going to local. 1 told him 1 bad
gojglad a flat at No. 131 Wet On Hun
Y red and Ninth street. He aald, 'Why
d wn't you go Into th Kean rlubal
hotue or to No. 214 Wef On Hun
dred and Ninth street. Wo protect
I ARRESTED ON WARRANTS
"Finally h oald I ooutd local where
1 liked, but to i) vary careful. wont
lata No. Xtt."
Thl wa on or about Oat. 17. tk
foman aald. The neat payment of i
Wa du In two week. On the alght
Ofo: e th payment waa duo two string
er alld and wore admitted At I
o'clock In th afternoon of th next day
-tfc day whn tk second payment
tkould have bn mad the mea ra
mmed. They proved to be policemen
Hall and Uwyer, and they had a war
, "Hall told me there had been hun
tlrodg of l',toro eomplatnbag about m '
aald tba wltnaaa. "1 told him tliat
couldn't he. becauo the home waa full
of people suoh a I, and I had been
only three w eeks H took ms to
the stjiioii house In th patrol wagon.
ther I aaw Bkolly. Ikolly laughed
Tk witness bean to cry The big
'Aldormualc a ham bar wa qult a a
kgtnb whll ahe sti'uggled to coniposs
' "t didn't apeak to him," reeumed ties
mrltneas. ''I Just looked and looked at
glim. I knw 1 had bn 'Jobbed' by
(lb man to whom 1 had paid money."
Mr. Uood aald li waa balled out
h Wuir at th West Mlxty-alghtk gtraet
tatloo. Whan thy lft th nation
I "f they met Hkelly, who got on a
far with them. Hkelly, she said, told
(r It woult! cost her IPJu for ball. She
MMi she wouldn't pay It and tlkslly loft
' "Then Wolf spoke up." aald Mr.
Oood. lie aald: 'Don't toll stkviiy you
paid m 3 for balling you. Those
blouduckr want every thing In sight.' "
AYS INSPECTOR'S NEPHEW
MET HER WITH HALL.
By thl time It appears Mrs. tloode
vlalm that ahe had paid protection had
leached Inspector lwyr, and an In
vestigation bad been storied, ril.s told
or meetings with Hall and Polloeman
Dwyer, a nephew of the Inspector. In
a aaloon. and of a demand by lwyr
that he employ a better lawyar. At
about the time h waa negotiating
With the policemen Mayor Oaynor
Wrote to Commlaatontr Waldo a tottor
calling his attention to tbe Uoode oase.
, Mr. Uood aald ah waa summoned
to Inspector Uwyer ouio, and u
ajakod her If aha knew Shelly. Hh de
nied knowing th officer. Uwyer ao
cuecd hr of not tolling th truth. Uh
told Uwyer she waa being bounded
"He wouldn't answer me. cald th
wltaaa. "H wouldn't tall m why I
had been picked out of hundreds and
Stop that Cough!
Shake together in a
oa. put whiskey
2 oa. glycerin
and the contents of a H-oz.
VIRGIN OIL OF PINE
Take a teaspoonful every four hourg.
It will give you speedy relief and ugn
pLrtcly cure your cold inside of twenty-
Accspt ao sukitllat. Ask your drug
gist for the genuine Mrglu OU of Pine, done
ap to wooden cartons like th out and boar
lag our isuai. That la your arotooHun.
Tha Loach Chemical Cm., Cincinnati
hundreds of women of my kind. And
weik utu nni!i I mw him In chun-h
In Kitty-ninth xtrret."
"Wern you attending n ervloeT"
"I was." innn-nl the woman, break-
ii. k down and ablilti.
Mn. OwtMt thrn told of a meetlna
of wninen to talk ovtr the nropoaltlon
nf to net away from the de-
man ia for polrOB protection. Hh wrote
to Mm. t). II. V. Itelmont for an p
polntment. and an tlui woman, Mia.
I'elmer. railed on Mayor tlaynor da)
"Did aha tell you what the Mayor aald
to her?" aaked Mr. Jturkner.
"He told her that If there were no
omplalnt itanitist her he woulln t
tie raided,'' replied the wltnea.
"WfcjP did fOV want to organise?"
"Whj, Mr i:.i"kner. rant rxpeil
anythlnn from th poln.. W wajit In
I put uii-Iit the eonttol of a VtaB 'om
tnlltee, or a committee of cltlxena, and
not le giving up all the time, anil then
bttaf Jobbed. Til day or bring afraid
to b iMlled a 'aquealer- haa gone by
They will call BM a aquealer' now. but
th limit of MtaMMl haa boon
PROTECTION MONEY DOESN'T
"I'roti etlon nmnev dinan t nrote t.
If an officer get after you and can't
get Into your home, he will swear out
a complaint anyway, get a warrant ami
V """" """r ?
"""" asswan am. awi '
1 well-clolhed policemen Into our houses
'if the policemen fanny a piece of
tapestry, or snythlng else, tag article
promptly dlnappears. What good does
It do us to complain'.' We are outcasts.
The court won't believe ua. Nobody
will Ltllev ua"
How many women leading Immoral
live do you think there ur In New
Yfrk?" aaked Mr Huck,ner.
"I ohoulil say about JTi.OiO In Manhat
tan," said Mrs. Hood- "I hsvo figured
It all out from my knowledge oT the
situation and my .uiiualntami In my
hualneaa. I know about how many date
and houses there are and the number of
girls they shelter, and how many ie
Immoral on the unlet ' 1 should say
th.re ar about ,!.."'' professional
This number. I should say, would nbout
take in the girls who work In stores;
and go on the streets at night to get i
money to live You know, Mr. Huckner,
there are hundreds slid hundred of
an is working In the store for M or H
"At the present time thing are In a
dietui... d slut among u Women. Italds
and raids and arrests and sentences
have got us moving from place to place.
There I big movemant uptown In
spector Dwyar ha rloed the mint no
ticeable hoimes. and the women he haa
driven out are going Into flats-'call
houses, tin-j are termed, where ar
ningemeiit. are made by telephone, and
which, l seems, cannot be reached by
BEYOND MAYOR. COMMISSIONER
"Can the Mayor or the I'ollce Com
missioner or the District-Attorney rem
dy condition?" aaked Mr. Huckner.
"Nvar." replied the witness. "I apeak
as one who knows. The mora power
you give th poiic. they more chey use
It for getting muiiey. PMt ua under con
trol of a committee and let us co-oper
ate. We will report to the committee
when girls under age oom Into our
circle of society; we Will report th
girls who ar working on th atret
for men, and, Mr. Buaknar. every out
of these girls 1 a thief. You've Inves
tigated thl thing all over the rountry
and what have you accomplished
"What' th matter with the police?"
asked Mr. Huckner
"Ob, 1 don't know," a.tld the woman
wearily. "The else of lieeker'e pocket
book haa driven them money mad
When they found qui how much Hecker
had they went crasy. Why oak a wom
an liuu for gelling her out of u station
liouaa unless Hi lleutansnt aallt th
money with til nondbuun . '
"l the nupibsi' uf men who conduct
houacs of lil-iepute Increasing?" asked
Mr. Huckner m
"Hu.iildl ." was the reply. "They are
ail fine. gnus and they ar turning up
town from the east side."
BAYS POLICE BEGGED HER NOT
Alter giving her testimony Mrg. Uood
said to a mporter lur The Eveulna
V ..rid :
am airuid or my life now that 1
have told niy aluiy, but I have foil
all ulong that the fuels should be
staled. It Inspector Uwyer was really
cleaning up,' why did he aot oom to
me and ask m to help blin? No, tba.
would have been foreign to police qieiU
ods a practle.l to-day.
"I hiaVa auRertd the humiliation of
being arroated and dragged through the
streets in a patrol wagon, on alleged
evidence that the police said had been
obtained ugalnal mu th day before.
Then 1 had to suffer arraignment in
uouri, wnite the very tllcei whom I
had paid for protection appeared
against me and laughed In my fc aa
i toot a plea at the bar.
Only the other night the prdlea cam
to m aad pleaded with me aot to
testify before the committee. They
aaked me not to mention the aama of
nseuy, or tne others, at any rata I
told them 1 could not help mentonlna
Hkelly and telling of graft, (or without
It ray otory would not be complete.
I am going to stick to this thing to
the last. 1 will try not to stand In fear
of these grafting police I have an ob
ject In life now and that Is to try and
isguiate conditions and make ihem bet
ter or tolerable. We all realise thai the
octal evil muat continue and It remains
ror women or my class und knowledge
of those conditions and who have really
a heart for the unfortunate women to
rtctlfy thing. Jt Is only through us
women who knowthat the atmosphere
can be changed ao as to make the evil
aa little public and offensive a nossl-
Whan Mr. Huokner was Informed that
Mary Good exipresaitd fear of the
police, he said: 'Oh! they will not dare
to barm her. Rhe is oi; of the business
for good, anyhow."
DEPUTY DILLON SAYS
HE RETRIED CASES,
BUT BROKE NO LAW.
Kourth Ieputy I '..itutilssluiisr I mi i ,
fullowe1 Mrs. U'.uils wii III sURil ut
ths Alili rinarila Imtuiiy Intu uulli'a eun.
dltlona tu-ilay. Mr. llui knur .u. i:., j
him regarilliux an upliituu uf Ilia f'ur
puraUurt t'uunsal tu ths .ffet:! that ills
mlesala by iirec.dina polio olttuUlx
ruulil nut l uvermleil by uullve ufll
Commlasloner lilllon rrlnstalsd cer
tain patrolmen af tar receiving ths
oplalon, while others applying- (pr rt-
Inatatiment wer turned down because
I of tiie earn opinion. i
"I mut have been mlHtnken that la1
all." explained the wltnaaa.
Q How did you happen to deride toj
overrule the Corporation Couneel? A.
Ptobahly I didn't give It conaldera
tlon. I recommended remlMlon of floe
In every caaa where I thought the ar-
ruaed Innocent, regardlaia of action by
my prede eaaor
ij How did It happen that the flne
agalnat patrolmen held, while rom
mandrill olflcvr got their check? A. I
do not know.
(J. DM yoU call your 'nmmlloner'
attention to the fact that the law waa
being violated? A. I do not rOOAU mak
ing any proteat. I do not recall any
thing In the law which wa violated
nor did I override tha opinion of the
Corporation 'unl. I know only that
! I waa ordered to retry a number of
rnaea and I obeyed.
Mr. tltokngr ! the Fourth Tteputv
'concerning "retrial"'' without wltnei' ,
1 vithout teat niony and w'thout jleno
graMier?i' atlendatire. ('ommtsalonej IMI
lon unawereii ili.it he "iM not recall
'the nr. umalance attending each ie
hearing He hud iran'lid (or written
rooonlti he added, but had been unable
to Hod them
I The roiiumttee adjourned until to-
. mOI i ow at - o'clock.
(Continued from Flrat I'age I
Inveetmenl the rnt whs pecujlatlve?"
"Yea." sold Hi-udder.
In 8ett.-idicr, lata), he said. .M3,nnp
sHiares of Heading tock were sold, or
over six time the amount of the rall-
1 road's capital slouk.
I Mind ler explained that every sale
recorded was Included In hi Ikgures so
If a I'm-shiti block waa sold ten time
It would be recorded us a gross Ale
of LM in if-
Th capital (took af th Boasting,
uoh aa was anbjeet to ssl. waa sold
oa an averags over thirty times a year.
"la ItOg aad 107, daring period of
great activity, th prlc of th atook
waa high aa daring low activity it waa
low," h added. "It rooe to giao to 170
a bar la loa, aad haa raaulao about
that lno. Xa Beptember, log, th
atook ranged ap aad down MH potato."
8. udder aald t.'.e highest sale alnc
lw ,n ""y w'r forly-Uiro times
the Hen. ting's capital, and th lowest
about twenty times the amount of ac
tual stock capital.
Tha wltneas than look up gtatlaUo In
ato. k transaetlonaeof th ttrl Itallroad
for the sain period.
The figures showed that l,Ua.(Kk) shares
Of Krie wre listed on the Stock Ex
change. Heturnlng to the Heading figures.
H. didder ald th brokeis commissions
on a year's sales would amount to "
per csnt. of the entire par value and
about 20 per cent, of the par value of
Kile, the dealing In Erie being
The figure on I'nltad Htatss Hteel
haras were then produced by Ucud
der, covering sale from 106 to date.
Tha Hteel share listed, h aald, aggre
gated MtO.ooo common.
In l06 the figure's showed that 21,
478.000 shut ua wete sold and only
0,310,000 transferred on the company'
hook. The actual transfers reported
to date were J5 per cent, of the shares
cold nq change.
Hi-udder aald the preferred slocks were
more In investors' hands than the com
Taking up his figures on Amalgamated
t 'upper stock, the witness (aid that the
total capital was l.uM.uoO share untl
I'Jio, and Is now l..i.taiu shares. In Ugpt
the market salas were U.&il.laM shares,
uml in I'.ski ao.mo.iJs shares, in January,
i.svi, tbe sales were nearly three nines
the amount of capital stock.
"too 1M1 there haa ba aa avrag
of eight Uius tha caul tat traaafrrad
aaafe roar," aald tha aaporv "Oa Haroh
la, 107, 11,14.7.000 eharaa wra old, or
oaa aad a half tltaaa th capital stogk
aad to oaa day "
stutist.. . upon Union Paclc luiltoad
(lock were then produced. They In
clude only lllll and liU tranaa- num.
"since that time t transfers rpra
sent ui. out l( per i nt. of th sales,"
aald Hcuitder. "It has been gold ever
about eleven and a naif Umea a year
sure Itakt. or nineteen times over In
IhK sixteen time In Iju. and itsis, len
Uipe In Usui, nine limes In l'Jli', six
and thrce-qtiurter time In 1U, and
four times over In lilt"
The imiulry bheii aw itched to 'all
fornU 1'etrolousii fvnvpajiy atook. Th
(tullstlclan produced figure allowing
that .'.. mi altera were sold last Or
tolwr, and oiib 100,16 actually irans-
fi I 1 e 1 on til Looks
In Mtti.an till liiwres,
:in. (..... aol.l the lltst moiiUi,
twice the listed capita.! stork
OUxtdOf next gat a hi tlgwea on Stuck
Bki hunge iiuiim. u.i-ia In lir,aklti
Itaiiiitl Transit stiKk, Th lled wligre
in llxsi were 46ii,iMO, he said, and the
li.gtiost sales In suiy one month were
UC.otlo sIwimi, In January, ltkxi. u that
year the ci.ut.il wits uadvd In fifteen
time over, h it suited
In 1U Xcudder aald, Hie dealings wer
douide the . tp.t.tl In I j the traliatat's
wre tk v cent, of the sale.
"It would hull -tie the speculative
dealings wer IM per cent, of all deal
ings," the witness Observed.
"Hock Island" statistics war then
glvun. The railroad had stM.OOU shares
listed, the accountant suld, ami In lis
tihv dealings ie s.efctxii shares. Only
l.ltii.noO shares were actually transferred.
Is a liluud tiisaas. It caa
be i ureil unly by siil Jius Ik
1,1. ,...t ..f Ir.na.in. msll.f II i'- '
.-nra)iiii ills curat it, as It ios
I H0S illseases. lTie necessity
'r a g"J bluuti )tllifier," wnlu V
ti likiuuer, vxeswiuiu.
first iuiiresfi un me v. lieu I Itiull
lluotl's hur.apstilU fur a severe
lack of rbauaislitia. As soua as I
began tu take this tasdiciii 1 fall
better, aad In a ahrl lime I wax n
tireiv cured, and have I cm in goud
conaltioa ever slure.'
nsi it ts.dav. In
Ilauia mm sr
la ths labial baesia as
MANY TIMES OVER
SOPHIE IRENE LOEB
TELLS BOARD HOW
TO CUT TAXI RATES
,. ... ,. ... ., i
hveninj!: World Writer, Who '
Studied System, Gives Facts
at Public Hearing.
HIGH PARES MUST GO.
Alderman So Ti'lls Taxi Com
pany's Witness, Put Through
Miss Sophie Irene laieb of The Kve
BlsWJ World, who has studied and i lives
tlffg tgd the taxicati utnsition abroud and
In this city, was tho chief speaker to
day at the public hearing before the
Mpvelal Alilermanlc I'ommlttee which I
to rahOTI on new taxi, an ordinance, in
acirdaiKe with the demand of The
Kvenlng World for a radical reduction
In rates and reform In regulation and
Miss Look took Issue with previous
speakers on th iuetlon of tand privi
leges. Mlsa I I. aald she hud It on the
authority of Mayor tlaynur that If anv
location Is necessary as a private hack
stand It 1 equally neceaaary a a public
"You hasgubsj 0f the H url of Alder
men," ahe ald "creuU'.l the prlvata
hack atands and you have the iiht to
abolish them. In Ixindon, there are no
private stands. Hut here you permit
taxi companle to pay the hotaj tsn per
cent, on reoelpt for a monopolising
private atand to the detriment of thy
public. So where are these oompanle
acting as public carriore? They have
built up a private hotel . I . nude and
have kept out competition.
' Companies become bankrupt one ut
ter another in Iondnn untl I'aris befure
the system there liecgme perfect. What
w. want bof hrg t.OOO cabs Instead of
D.iKsj, then we would iiave a real ade
quate public servlc. Remove your prl
vale privileges, create a system that
will appwal to the puidt, ami you will
BIG PLOT TO SMUGGLE
LATEST PARIS GOWNS
IS UNCOVERED HERE
After patient work for more th.ui on
year, the Treasury Department, accord
ing to ftpectal Agent II. I). Ksterbi ook.
has obtained evidence unearthing g co...
splrucy by some of the Urggst ill ess
makers and establishments this
DDItatry by which Die latest model I'ur
Islan gown have boen smuggled Into
The Federal llrand Jury fouml an In
dictment to-ilay i gainst Antoinette Hal
dorn, Ihirty-llve year old, whoa i -dress
the special agent would not give
UUl. The woman was Isleasod on caeh
ball of 12.000. ktlie ts sbarged with "fa
cllltating tho transportation uf smuggled
guoog into thii country from Canada."
According to ICa erhniog. the woman
I known as Uie 041111 of the roal
smugglers, and last wk he geigad a
number of hunks which he uys had
been shipped o her at Uie Urand t'sn
Iral Utstlnn, tontainlng about la,uuu
worth of ... lutosl farla giiwna.
A big smuggling consplra.'i wag put
In uperullou so. .11 after the uluss of the
sleeper trurik" giuuggllng cases three
year ago l U balluved to be even
greater In rxtenl gt4 In Invtilve sim
of th bea. known dressmaker In every
larg city In tne Unltisl States. Kslei -brook
said that the liuvernincni hud
been defrauded out of Nearly II .OUU.isaJ.
The goham la worked In tills maimer:
An agent or og-rriar 1 miluyed to an
abroad every season and there purchase
the utssi gown. This carrier poaas as
a wealthy and Influential rurelguer, and
after the good 'have been delivered to
her. trunks ar tilled and shipped to
Canoda. A n..n .eal. lent may bring Into
till country guana of a iiuanliiy uml
quality suitable to iter station an. I th.
tiarrler represant tliaimelvos a persons
of lata chaigciur. Kslerbroog sgld that
th Haldorn wuinan I also known as
Amelia illaldorn. Mme Haldane and
IMJIie 11 u Iter t
Robbed of Its Terrors
far Rhemngtiun, Sciatic and Neurit!
eestusi rreaj cuusiatrsiuie - tut sua is xletfi
ealalsa lei Uusm aku hste IssissJ III efltcLli
It would bs tiniest crualnal lo dsestt sgf.
fsnir froia rlvtuaiatiin, tcisttcs or asurt'is, int
and twlatod wttb usia. to 111 kua o ...gi
litis In. Utu U Uis Wousy sad tlua..taiit
hlai auk a eorlistss vi hssailul tasdUiiM.
haflto a s dcclur s cits. rl,.tl,.u 1 tlis fana sf
s LM.tusr. ni us.t . ins. 1 11.111 nisi u
saudwia rut ursi sua isiisuviu.
luuutiUs lur Uisst illssssas.
Il ell) r.lu .. a fast aulurlly of etias of
rksunitllitu H-lttiis tut bturitis. sad as naitt
U It la bt Irss ii.ui. auoutlss, oiilstM sul uthti
i bas. II twu .Btimly bants
'tin sua rtsiiinsi in ii'ii.i nrsiiu I
deals . the ourel c
4ts.li uf las
Wit It slsiar.
y SUirct anil all
asst. a itniitvi resunl uf
l'. salt til Hissi Ua
nllisr its.tiiii iriifslsu.
f ybtir oh lid haa
fir. Bull Teush
a, run an i ss ads
tklsssriuesilluuM. lir1 rwKi tamtg a,0 ;sa
have accomplished what the public de
Lawysra "rten'' Holden and Hlern.
repreaentlng taxi companies, uttemptrd
frmiuently to "bully rag" Mlsa l.oeb
tntarruplesl l.er Intelligent discourse
and attempted by such ungentlemanly
tactic to divert her. Mlns l.oeb was
compi ll. d to appeal to t'halrman Will
ard for "protection' from the tailceh
legal repreeen tat Ives.
Mlsa l.net. romiiared the system In
limlon with that In New York, saving
that during two months of Investigation
abroad glie heanl of but one complaint
lodged against a cabman In the big Ktut-
Mie oalled upon the repreaentatlvea of
the companiis to produce their looks
which, upon examlnstlon, Miss !..
said, Would prove that business can
eaally bo conduclwl wlm a big profit
at tower rat. Miss lateh ill charged
companies with th public POili Itlng !
bulns(. when they have rauaed the
statement to be made lhat hus!nea is
obtained only through the medium of
the private stand.
mey aay nere ttiey ore not making
anv money.' said Misa l.otb. in
l-.uropc all the companies rc mukl.ig
money at a rat of sixteen cents o
mile, but that waa only poslb when
the government intervene i and took
mmand and gave th public a fair
Mlsa l.oeb was heartll. applaud-d
throughout by the large number of In-
depemleant ami the fair minded p.--
n pi-eannt. who urged reform.
"Abnliah the private islands, shake
up these evaalv companies, which
are not acrvlng the public, make nil
tand public eland and you In.le -,
will be Nerving th public." concluded
Representative of taxlcal. companlea
in thl city, oAscer of the Independent
Taxleab Owners' Association -which or-
ganl(atlon la on record as willing t
give service to the public at a uniform
rato of tinny cent a tisllc if glvi in
tand privileges membere of the Hoard
of Aldermen, official o. the License
Bureau which haa lurladlctlon over ail
public c.mveyaiieeand a number gfllastl uhlic i.air.,n.s. '
person. Interested In reform In the
tnxic I ayntnm in this city, wetv pres
ent ut the public hem Ing
i h.iuffeui Kenny of th 1Um.ii, siea-
man Taxleab Company took tn side
of h oompanle throughout his testi
mony. He declurad that reduced rates
could not prevail, that Independently
owned cabs would prove a nul.unce. In-
nsmuch aa "every man with u few hun-
died dollars would get Into the busi
ness and the coat of maintenance was
in. 1 'i ..111 prohibitive of reduced rutea.
"Wouldn't It be to the advantage of
the public If every man with a few
hundred dollars did operate a cub?" I
asked Alderman Meagher.
'No. The Independents are irre
sponsible," answered the witness.
A roar uf laughter greeted the atate-
100 elegant new Chester Pianos in beautiful
Bjjured mahogany cases, full overstrung scale, ivory
keys and rich, brilliant tona, of great power and
sweetness, for only
These are all brand new pianos, up-to-date in
every particular, with all the latest improvements
and fully warranted for tlx years.
Special easy payments, only $3 down and
and no charge for interest or extras.
Stool, cover, tuning and delivery free
Horace Waters (SL Co.
Open 134 Fifth Av near 18th Street.
Evening 27 West 42d St.. near Broadway.
Until Jan. ut. 254 West 123th St., near 8th Ave.
s-.- (Trad, "ffilk"!
SPECIAL (or this WEDNESDAY
ASSORTED FRUIT g
ROCK, 25c valua alsa. I Iff
OFFERING FOR THIS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY 5 lb.
EUREKA MIXED CANDY, an endless assortment QQq
af delicious confections Box.
mm OFFER TO lUIDlT SCHOOLS. CHURCHES, INSTITUTIONS. FAIRS, ETC.
COMMITTEES OUDIY WAITED 01 EVEN THOUGH I0T HEADY TO NACNASE.
Why use Department Store Candy when you can gat Loft's Pure and
PfMh maJe houMyr
POUHDS QF ' METROPOLITAN" M1ITURE. ABSO
LUTELY PURE, WHOLESOME CANDY, ARO SO HALF
POUND BOXES, FOR
POUHDS OF OLD FASHION CLEAR CAHDY
ARD SO HALF-POUND BOIES, FOR
FOUNDS OF "MANHATTAN M I XED," CON.
OA S ST ING OF CHOCOLATES, CARAMELS,
311 CREAMS AND 20 OTHER KINDS, AND
M HALF-POUND BOXES, FOR
rsl!Ml aaa IWIb
All ear site l
B- Ba'IxcLa'y ST.
Cor. Wt Broa4wsy
2 CORTLANPT ST
Car. Cburcti Slrsst
I'ark Row Naaaau Strael
At City HaHPark
Th sasalla' sretahl la saek
menl The dnrlalon came from ike
large gathering of Independents, who
sic willing to llle IhhuI ami glv a
thirty-rent s-mll rale They vn
were anxious lo go on le.s.td, they In
formed the cwnnHtte. to the effest
thai thee ran give eVeh a .it. gaj vice
providing the privileges! hotel stands
are p it out f luisiness.
Aldermen Meagher and Holies force!
the witness la testify that lie had M
knowledge of the "inside workings" at
rhe taxlcuh , ompanles. eo was iiniiuall
fled lo speak mi Hie StsffUW "i rale,
alsillilon of private atands ntul In fart,
the regulation of the entl.e taxlcah
Aldermen Meagher. Marks and lloll-s
laid stress on the Importance of abolish
ing the private hotel stand, and aked
concerning the practicability of allowing
all licenses!, bonded Slid inspected cabs
to take position at any and all limes
at hotel and other private ataiitl.
Chairman Wlltnrd wanted to know
from the wltneas If. In hla Judgment ami
experience, II uud mil he posalhl for
existing companle to provide a reduced
rate, saying "We propoee to have a re
duced rale." The witness evaded the
former Assistant District-Attorney
Henry linger appeared In the Intel eel
of the Hotel Knickerbocker, which rs-
telve a large annual payment from
the taxleab companle for cab stand
privilege. Mr. L'nger iiurstloncd lh"
right of the Aldermen to abolish the
land, and adJed lhat If Independents
were permitted at will to lake pissl
tion their presence would result In
confusion to trstlc
Alderman Meagher contended against
the argumsnt of Mr. Tnger that while
tile Hoard had no right to create a
pul.lle hack aland opposite private
property, th Board did bav th right
to prevent tha sxlstsncs of a private
"Iiun't you think th Knickerbocker
people are Interested In maintaining a
cub stand because of the large revenue
(n It?" usked Alderman Meagher.
"Of course," admlttuil Mr I'nucr, "We
expect to get a l .client faun It."
I Alderman Xlurx Insisted thnt 40 per
1 cent, of the call aervlce came not from
Mi., snasls .if lh. I . . , t .. I 0m..mm I -
A concession eami from tho law-vers
of tho taxleab companies, when they
told tho isimmittve that If the private
stands were tint prohibited from so
liciting mlaeellutiHOiis fares or return
ruros nrter discharging a passenger
fares might considerably be reduced.
Alderman Coiitllamlt Nlcoll made it
L " " ,""',. 'ISSZa " ' , i
., ,ii..j -ass is .i,i. ,,, ua
c.ccupled by any licensed cub. He also
1. lied removing llle embargo against nil
talis soliciting farts on the public
streets suoh a ts bolng pigctlsei) In
iaiiidon, Herlln and Paris.
Alderman Nicodl also coirtbalted the
contention of the lagi company's law
yer Hint tho Aldermen 'did not possess
the cowatltutlonul rlailt to uhollsh all
stand or to establish or regulate other
. . (Trad aiarRTl
SPECIAL for thU THURSDAY
SUGAR PtfPl.RMINTS AND
WliVTEKGRbbNS, lie ys
Cor. Fulton St.
147 NASSAU STREET
Bet. Bcekmaa Spruce St.
XSS W. llfth STREET
Juat Lsat of Bill Ave.
lasiaar laalaee the e illas.
FAINTS BEFORE CITY HALL
Itorlor (live l.lrl l:ioelle. Thinking
Her Woold-He Snlelde.
A young woman of singular beauty,
well and lilefully dressed, wa seen
to stumble and fall on th plaxa In
from of the City HuU late thl a f ter
ms. n When paaaer.eby ran to hor ns
s sialics ahe waa unconscious. A blue
laittle . ontaiuliut bichloride of ir.cpcury
tablrts waa fouml nenr her.
I'pon lb belief she bad attempted
snlekl ehe wis. carried Into the City
Hall 1 1 unit sound station. There Qf.
Abenliam Korn ndrivlnlstered a hastily
proiMirwd wmelle. Tliw young woman re
vived before an ambulance, bringing
r. Mhleltla from the New York Ho,
"What are you doing" she queried, In
a daseil manner. I have not taken pol
aon. I merely falt.V'd "
lr Hhlel Is examined her I arerully and
nnouacad she was not suffering from
polsmMng Then she was allowed to go
to her home
Mhe sat. I she w is Miss Jean Htone of
No. I Oil Weal rts'Vinty -third lreei.
BURNING MID ITCHING
SOMETHING TERRI9LB TO EN
DURE. M A1SENA, N. V., WOMAN
FINOS RELIaF IN 8AXO SALVE
"When I wa a child uiu years o
age. Salt Rheum broke nut on m
right arm, jusl above llie elbuw. I wa
ilottorctl for my blood, but without
benefit. Attor I bud Ibc measles, tbe
eruption spread all over my body, so
my bair bad to be rut. Our family
physician prescribed, but lo no pur
pose. J.sst May, I liecarae decidedly
worse, and tbe itching sin! burning
was something terrible to endure. A
friend asked me to try Saxo halve,
which 1 dill, and I csrr"! begin to
tell you what relief it has given me.
It has helped ute as autbiag else has
ever done and I am almost entirely
cured. Aay oaa who suffers from Salt
Kheutn should use Saxo Salve."
Mrs. K. E. Kegcr. Maxaena, N. Y.
It was tba penetrating, soothing
and healina influence of Saxo Salve
that brought urb relief to Mrs. Ke
gcr, and if you have sny form of skin
trouble we ask you to try Saxo Salve
00 our offer ta give back your money
it it does not help you.
All Klkar and Mtgf man
Storei in New York and
Brooklyn and at all drug
tores where this Mug
and white aign Iff
Alniubt ail hand made. 1 his
n ethod of construction guar
antees a perfect fitting shoe.
I nil bellows tongue to keep out
lie water and snow. Heavy
.iscolued sole:-. Reinforced
Mianks. in fact, this is the
i)VWt serviceable waiter weight
Jit v shown in tlu countr.
Some of our customers have
had 14 months' wear from
.j Bingtf pa""- All si;.- , jo.uo.
NOLU MIWHEHB El nr..
JOHN Me FORBES
tsll i IK CONaTHL'CTOlt.l
ti West B'txtviy S21 tirecs w If h SI.
Meat Veses, -sw Vurii (ilv.
SeiU lot Catalot IV."
KRAMER FURS ARE THE MOST
ACCEPTABLE HOLIDAY GIF 15
FROM TRAPPER TO WEARER
Buy tha "FAMOUS
direct from Amsrica'n
at cur wholesale
salesroom andaava tha
THE WORLD OVER
NltAB rixvAx. COAW-Beld by rjlall.rs i J
Hudson Seal. Aslaller' PrlJ 37.50
... ur.:: .u aalAN ros t'UA'la
"I, I..T. :i,.tV Hl fcblAN rONV t'UA'IH
- InIi 'calisVlnT sucli as rlal.r ssli a.
poav.l K.isiisrs' l-rlu aa. 26.BU
tax.1 KAr-rOUX Aral o I II ail
meth it. i. iisis' prius aia an
s a as
Lsreli er afuehrat Col I sr. n" Mft 00
KRAMER FUR CO.
It V BiKW VOKH.
Na.il, 10 Vssr at
II EAST 1STH STREET
Hit. Il'ii ar aatl Bib Avs.. N Vark,
Taku elevator to wholesals salesroom.
Lsrasat sawilaasat. loasat erluas.
rM tt four Ounri-slfNoa,
Call. t?i ur nbuiif- CIH7 riintott.
MAIDEN UHt .w'.'iRV
IBest Sc 9.
While our new depart
ments devoted to
Women's Apparel are
most complete, we are
more than ever prepared
with the apparel for Infants
and Children for which we
are so j u st I y noted.
(J We ask your attention to
our regular advertisement
appearing on another pago
of this paper.
mm AVE. At Thlrly.fiflh SI.
Perhaps you find your choice of
a piano difficult? It's true there
are over 400 different makes, but
many of them are new and un
tried, and but few that have been
in business as long as the "Pease,"
which for 68 years has been a
standard of durability. It is one
of the very few pianos that are still
made by men of the name.
New Pease Uprights, 325 up;
new Wilbur Pianos (made by
Pease), $223 up; used Uprights,
New Player Pianos, S-175 up.
with free music library for all time ,
used Players from $150 up.
Terms of payment from S5 per
month up, according to the piano.
PEASE PIANO CO.,
128 Wait 42d St., near Broadway, N. Y.
Brooklyn: Newark t
34 Flatbuah A vet 10 Naw St.
4 'all Hue el Vlrler and Colombia ialklaa
duY DIRECT FROM
Bags, Trunks, Lr
tuy bigi. BTftdt nwoufaL-tarar ae'llM itlnrt
u ilia Uiusuasec.
40 TO M SAVINC.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY SALE
Killl l INK WEIst (INI.T.
pcaal Sale Price
II laili -Like Cat.
)7.M Seal or WalrW Toilet Sett. . .t).f
$3.M Ladiet' Alligator or Seal Wriat
Call, Iiisiiiki oar atsasli Ua of Lsstbst
Ht, I'ssl fasi-., I'nilirallas, JCtc.
THK OBEATKKT VAI.l'ES AT BIO
HA VI NUB.
D. A. DOYLE,
2 Attor Hu 26 6th Ave.,
215 Broadway ore, nth at,
3 Vuy St. 412 6th Ave..
it Writ 125th St. i ..mar sitti Si
SOI 6th Avs.
IDEAL XMAS GIFTS
a isctvt aia ir ,t
VVI...I Mr....!..'., aa
On Nle Rlobt Any-
If luu r it ii I art
'bturm llnro" wrtts to
Miller Bros & Co.
a." " itii'j ur.iaawar. n. v.
In Nhaua Aaala We will senJ you ths
instantly. aai, "i nsarswi aaair
ATTKKIII HV. On Tuisusv Pee. 10 sua
dt'tiiy ui his ri-si.'.iics. la w. tiitii st..
JOHN Ti lt.-.hill A I ri.i: hi i; y
saasral servlaai win b. beia t at.
Thoiiint's Chunh. aad st. and 5th as.,
en Friday mnviili(. Dse, 13. at lu
e'clok. Inlertnunt at rstsryon. n. .t.
It la rniiu. ttija Ihsl au (low.rs b seat.
Musion. tiiii4clua ,ia UauimHis
ysnii, Ull-S.s vuiTj'. t
Ml i. l U QBABUg I'uu IT.
Adfruaini.ii jar TUx Vluial bmj bt left al
sr Auifn sii llhtjtct xlssti'UM oillo li lit
au uuui i n. a
M i-vwnw anu rtBVnnUsV
lS."'f.,, "- 11 of
as? " ,lur"1 B u, li. asi
ftSkSf; nil ri."!' Hlaz!
i ANV or Mea aad Wawisa.