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ACCUSES THOMPSON OT SILENCE BHDS
Boy Heroes Save One Hundred Factory Girls in Blaze
WKATHBR Fair to-night and r rider I nintr.
" Circulation Books Open to All."
J" Circulation Books Open to AIL"
WBITHBH Patr M-M and rrldstr j wasmeer.
I 6PITION. I
PRICE ONE GENT.
400 GIRLS FLEE
All Escape Safely From Two
Alarm Blaze in West Sev
LIFT BOYS ARE HEROES.
Run Elevators Up Twelv
Floors to Rescue Occupants
1 of Structure.
Four hundred girls fled wri-anilng
whan Are wrt. discovered this after- ',
noon on the third Boor of the twelve- i
story Thermos Building facing Noa. ,
33-M4 Wert Eighteenth street and I
-unaing back to Nos. 232-244 west
Three negro elevator boys, who kept
their heads. raw, their cars up smokr
Ald elevator shafts for fifteen sain
asts, carry Jog more than a hassfcrss per
eoas Jo aaXety. One or the etsj, tkinM
fiompa, was overcome by smoke while
oa the tenth floor anil had to be taken
o the New York Hospital.
The bulldlnc is owned by the Anuri
as Therrooa Bottle Co., which oooup!e
he second, third, eighth and ninth
loops. The other stories are occupied
' the Ulgslow Carpet Co., Jacob Am
and, manufacturer of baby bonnets; J.
Johejpn. manufacturer of veils, and
a numbs, of mall order houses. More
than 2,WO girls srr employed In :ho
buHdlng, but a majority of them wrre
"in at lunch whi'n the tire was dis
covered. ELBVATOR BOYS RESCUE GIRLS
FROM THE FIRE.
The blase orlflnated In the store room
f the Thermos bottle concern on the
ulrd floor. By the time It was found
K had eaten Its way through the entire
Jy tnc time the firemen arrived the
.-: had gained each headway In tho
i ilrd floor that a second alarm was
The building aas soon filled with
noke. The elevator buys, two of whuin
were knunvn only as George and levin.
oatinued to run tnsir can to an the
Moors of the bulldlnc, sounding the
ilarin and carrying out young -women.
On the eleventh floor 2i0 young
nomn employed In the Johnson factory
were eating their lunches. They were
slued with panic, which Mrs. Annie
Orel, their forewoman, noon alloy -il
Marshalling the girls Into order she
marched them down ten flights of stairs
oa the double quick and stood In the
doorway counting sll her charges and
breathing a sigh of relief when she dis
covered all had escaped.
SEVERAL FIREMEN ARE OVER
COME BY SMOKE.
Several flremrn were overcome b
Much damage tvus .!!.. by water m
tueistock of the Beyer I'uper Ooinpany
on the tlrst Boor and by smoke to the I
atees: " the ritamlur, Mail order coni-
vViiiy on the fourth ml lift li fluo:s.
MpS Chief Kenliin placed the total loss
Jt 25,M0i, but Kupt. W. C. Waldron of
l ie bottle company said it would fa
much higher, us he feared that T&.ssi
The'nius buttles nn the third Hour hail
I en destroyed by the heat.
When M ss Annie UnllaTHei of t ie
Johnson tlnn readied the fourth IIjoi
she was so 1'rlghtened by the smoke
i list she leaped mil of the window,
landing on the root or an adjoining
building seven feet lower. Her arm
was hadly cut. but she refused to go to
At least seven shrinking heroes mol
sstly consented to admit that they
caught little Miss Minnie Krlkh when
"she leaped from the eighth floor."
Miss Erlirh, however, killed their hopes
of Cernea-le medals by declaring she
Jumped only seven feet and landed on
her own feet without hemic assisiunce.
I'OKl.U TMAVKI. Bl RI Al .
lt"r WerMI iSDslsg, BW .re
V ntv Ti-'SL-l rail rerruiin is
lisnumis. L'eatni shO soutp sBsMwea 1
Ubm. DBSSS rnjui hri -".
uy sou iusui. ...t...
M FACTORY BUILDING FIRE; i
FIREMEN DROP IN SMCKE
Oosrrlsht. 1BI3. br
Co. ITbe Haw
MRS. HAYNES MADE
MAY CAUSE FIGHT
Son-ln-Law Harry Sherman,
Left Nothing, Consults
l awyer After Surprise.
STRONG BOX IS EMPTY,
Practically Entire Estate Is Put
in Possession of Dr.
Within a few hours aftsr the death ;
of Mrs. Anna Wagner Maynee at the)
Motel Maria Antoinette, Friday, after
an operation for an Intestinal tumor, j
trouble started over her estate, which I
amounts to about (3,000,000. Her son-1
In-law, Harry Taylor Sherman, of
the Sherman-Taylor Company, a real ,
estate concern. Is not mentioned In the
will except negatively. .
The will names Dr. If Fuller luth-1
tun of No. 114 West Fifty-eighth etreet
M executor and trustee uf the greater
liurt of the estate, which incl ides one
block of NOO shares of the I'ullman Com
pany, left to Mrs. Iliiynes by her fsther.
Albro Wagner. Inventor of the sleeping
ear and founder of the Wagner Palace
Car Company, which wok later merged
into the Pullman Company.
ESTATE LEFT TO MRS. SHER
MAN AND HER CHILDREN.
Dr. Hathbun Is directed to nstWMN
the estate as trustee for the benefit of
Mrs. Sherman. She Is to Inhertt on the
death of her husband, and If she dies
and leaves children they are to Inherit
It on the death of their father, or when
they are twenty-live years old, if Mr.
Hhennun Is living.
There is a bequest of u00 to Ilelene
Ha.iberg. u companion, and one of fj.jlsl
to William l.owa of Yonkere. a
ehauffeur, to whom Mrs. HuyneH gavaa
fine automobile several years ago, which
she rented from him regularly. The
Jewelry and some other personal proper
ty were left to the three sisters of Mrs.
I lay tins, who also are wealthy; one of
them, Mrs. Van Vlack. Is to Inherit the
big fortune if Mrs. Sherman dies with
Mr. Sherman, for whose reul estate
operations Mi's. Haynsi told Manager
KloiMim of the hotel and Dr. Itathhun
shs hud often furnished capital, ap
pearod at the hotel a few hours after
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PRENDERGAST AND BRONX
PRESIDENT IN WORDY WAR.
"Your Head Is a Fine Specimen uf
Wooden mock," Latter Tells
Comptroller During Debate.
Comptroller I'rendcrgast was to-day
uprising lin.nx President "Cy" Miller's
scheme of a road In his borough when
Miller waved his hands deprecating)),
tupped Ids head with a forefinger und
exclaimed : "Mr. i 'omptroller, we have
he. ii talking of wooden block pavement.
Your heud Is the finest specimen of
wooden block f ever saw. If we could
only gel enough blocks like yours and
lay them down for a pavement It would
make the finest adamantine piece of road
that this country ever saw."
Comptroller Prendeigast flushed und
said: "it is only two years ago '.hat
you were a practical man, but now you
are a near theorist.
"Yes, that's all right, perhaps," i
tortfMi Miller, ''but We knew nurk niaiIj
nd a, other roads and lark Comrnls-
aloner Higgins Is correct In demanding
moi.ey to i.palr the park roads In hia
"Well, he mint net the mone . That
m an iiesrw is win is .eei prvMni
;it an events. earns nu'"h I rtJID luh
The hw rabNsh
WHOSE HUSBAND IS
BARRED FROM SHARING
MRS. H. T. SHERMAN.
"ALL NOT AF
DF JAPAN STANO,"
Then l,5oo Peace Delegates
Jump to Their Feet as An
swer of Americans.
ST LOt'IS. Mo. May I When An-
iiri-w Oajmaglo deaiaadod uii who were
not afraid of Japan to get on their feet
l.'iOO delegates to the fourth American
Peace Congress to-day responded In un
tfome one In i audience had shouted
a challenge uemanuiiig u Mr. jarucgie
did not believe that the L'nltod State
was "mortally afraid of Japan." The
challenge followed the Ironmaster's
statement that the Government had a
navy able to cope with anv International
Mr. Carnegie In a speech before the
Congress to-duy told why he believed
the nations soon would reach ths goal
of peace, and by what road they would
travel, lie described tho cost of war
and warlike preparation, anal explained
his conlldeuce that the I'nlted States
never need fesr foreign Invasion.
President Wilson and hia Admtnlstra
tain. he predicted, would gain Immortal
glory by dealing successfully with the
question of world peace.
"The goal." said Mi. Carnegie, "Is
select the safest life possible, the one
freest from all danger of violent death,
let him enter our army and navy.
There Is not a workman attending ma
chinery or erecting buildings, imr a
railway tialn employee, or a policeman
the soldier of civilisation, whose duty
Is never to attack, but always to pro
tectnot one but runs far greater risk
of sudden Injury or death than the
soldier ir murine of our country does
to-dsv. There Is Uttls danger of any of
these ever seeing war, thank od
They will only havo to parade "
WRITTEN ON THE GREAT
MORGAN ART COLLECTION.
T rt insurance to :he amount of t-'.-UQOylOO
was announced as written io-du.
on the . Morgan srt nlleetlon.
The isle Involve a premium of liHetlfta
The portion Of the eollectlon at the
Metropolitan Museum earrs th,uu,ixi
at the rata Of tW cents per Una and that
hi the Morgan library, lie hiding books
and Fth. i contents, carries I i at
10 cents per H00,
aii the insure nog contpanifg in tins
State took their full ouola of the lu
sutane and about 4. mil. oral uas placed
Boy Kits Nkull I'raelureil in l.ul.
A ten-year-old boy was found in
coiiscIoun In a lot mi Klngland avenue
near Oreenpolnt avenue, Hrooklyn this
afterniKiu by (V aries Casey of N'o. S.1
Newell street. The Ikjv's skill wai
fractUfad. Nobody in the MsfllborllOOd
knew him. He Ma dieased In a gray
su't and u blue calico shirt waist. He
H BY 4xl Bxa
vims taken t St. Catherine's II
by Dr. Weln erg und there U
bops foi uis aeQVtry
NEW 70BK, THURSDAY, MAT 1, 1918.
JOHNSON ON WEBB
ANTI-JAP LAND BILL
President Wires That Measure i
Will Involve Appeal to Court
on Treaty Rights.
GOVERNOR ASKS ADVICE.
Will Be Grateful for Surges- j
tions From President to Meet
i 8ACUA.URNTO, Cal , Mat l.-Thefol-i
lowing telegram from President Wilson
I wes received here to-day by Oov. John-
"I tske the liberty of . allmg your ut
; tentlon to the Webb bill, which would
: Involve an appeal to the courts en the
' uneetlon of treaty rights, and brln - on
what might be long and delieate , 11U
Oov. Johnson Immediately replied:
".' thank you very much for your sug
gestion. The fault may be due to the
fact that we nave endeavored to pre
serve affirmatively upon the faee of our
bill the ei is ting treaty, t have referred
the matter at eeioe to our Attorney-
Oners I and I would lie extremeiy
grateful for any suggestions that would
avoid the objection you mention "
Oov. Johnson transmitted the c ir
respondence to Senator Tliouipson, one
of the authors of the original hill, filth
"In ' instillation witn Atloi ney-tli n
eral WeUb, we are imsble lo see how
any language can be employed WBlod
might not he ultimately silblect to the
same ohjectlon that la suggested In the
President's telegram. The Altormy
(lenernl In the hill prepared has en
deavored affirmatively to preserve all
treaty rights, and any bill thai might
e pansed upon the subject of alien
land ownership, of nourag. would, from
our standpoint, endeavor in the most
e;i.!iattc fashion to protect our national
good faith in the matter of treat! Si
that have heretofore been executed and
none of us would Impair no natter
What might be Ihe legal question in
volvedthe obligations of any treaty
that may have been heertofure mud -This
being our desire, It seems to t.i I
Attorney-Oeneral and myself that .n
language can. be employed thnt will not
be equally open to the Objection sug
"III order tnat the widest pubU :ty
may be given to the views of the
President, ulthouga this telegram. (
take II, iv js not given for trunaiiilsslon
in a message to the legislature, i
all give the telegram to the prOSa ami
imu ore ut liberty to present It or nil
uf the mstters vontalued In this note."
When the Webb re-draft of the untl
allen laud bill was reached In the Sc:
ste. rtenatnr Curtln Introduced a reso
lution proposing that t ie legislature
defer to the wishes of President Wilson
as expressed by Secretary of Sta'.e
The resolution set forth the facts
surrounding the visit of Air. Hrvan to
cuiiforuiu and his conferences wici
the Legislators, and promised that tue
alien land bills would not be passed
this session. However, it urged Presi
dent wiieon to endeavor to obtain luoh
treati' agreements us would reaeli the
! At lag earnest plea of the lienioeial
Tor more time in Which to study the
Webb re-draft of the autl-ullen laud
bill, the majority leaders In the Senate
agree, 1 to a postponement of further
consideration of the measure unfit to
morrow. WASIHiNOTOTN, May I -Seerelaiy
Bryan's latest deeput'hes to President
Wilson contained a note of optimism
over the situation In Saeraiuento He
is said to have telegraphed t ie Pienl
denl not lo credit allegisl iin-dcadiug
reports of the Intent of the proposed
legislation, expressing a belief in a so
lution or the difficulty satlsfu lory to
the people of California and to tag i'et
While no Informal, in was ' th urn
lug as In ihe Administration's attitude
on the pending Wabb bill, s repot t was
torrent that John Haarett Moure, Act
ing Secretary of State, dkl pot regard
the measure ai a violation of treat) ob
ilgutlonn and that the Original pi desl
of the Japanese Hoi eminent tlut no
specific dlserlinlnutlon against Die Jap-
t .1 : i he carried In tile logi-.il.ott tutj
really oecn met py the general phftVpi
slogy o( the Webb propoesl.
43 RAILROADS DEFY
11 00,000 TRAINMEN;
Workmen Told To-Day They
Cannot Have 20 Per Cent.
PROTECTING THE PUBLIC
Declare People Would Have
to Pay if Roads Sub
mitted to Men.
A pis iiral Invitation to sinks was
extended to-day to lna,0O0 conductors
and trainmen by the Conference Com
mittee of Managers of the forty-three
railroads centring In New York and
comprising what la hnown as the east
In refusing demands of 'he con
ductors and trainmen for wage In
creases that would aggregate $17,800, out),
or X) par cent year, the Conference
Committee of Managers declares It wilt
not, in the Interest of the public, ac
cede to any demands for wage In-
At a secret meeting ttebt to-day la the
neeaoMttee room of ths Knglneeriaf So-
feisty at No. Waal Thirty-ninth street.
the Conference committee, headed by
Chairman Ellsha te. handed Its an'
ewer to fifty eg rseeata tires from ths
Order of Hallway Condtaeiors. with A
B. Oarrettsod, President, and the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainman, of
which W tt. Lea Is president.
nillNT INCRBAfJK WOULD
FOUR PER CENT. LIEN.
The auswer of the rosda points out
that, to avert a etrike In tMs, they
granted ths conductors and trainmen
an aggregate Increase In wagee f (tt.-
000,000. The present Increase of H7,en0,-
000, the roads point out, would be equiv
alent to placing on their properties a
lien of 1131.000,000 of 4 per cent, securi
ties, the burden nf which would fall
upon the public. "We hold the public
Interest paramount." the answer de
clares. Continuing, the answer of the Con
ference Committee says, tn part:
"Already ths traffic of a growing coun
try has overtaxed ths existing facilities;
and the heavy burdens incurred through
Ill-advised legislation, such as extra crew
bills for which the Brotherhood of Ball
road Trainmen Is alone responsible
forcing on the railroads and consequent,
ly on the public, needless expenditures
of millions of dollars annually, or the
large financial outlay the rosds are com
pelled by law to make for Improvements
which produce no revenue, such as the
grade crossing bill of Now Jersey, and
the additional burden of previous wage
"No conditions of eon. have arisen
since the application of the Clsrk
Morrlssey award In 1910 that would
warrant any Increase In wages or
changes in working conditions."
Two courses of a, tlnn are now open
to the trainmen and conductors. They
may, at a laler date, modify their de
mands upon the managers, or they may
elect to take a referendum etrike vote
among their 100,000 members. The
latter course Is the one most probable.
The taking of a strike vote. If It be
ordered, will occupy two months. Mors
than a month was token by ths engin
eers, of w hom I here were only no.is,
while the trainmen and conductors num
CHILD ATTACKED, MAY DIE.
Man Hrulsllt Mistreats Neeea-t ear
Old OtPf and Ksrapes.
Sadie Teshtnaui a rsttj seven-year-
old girl, l.vlnv with her pirents al No
'"I'' Ma, I. , ,n avenue, was playing in
front Of her h'Mus this afternoon, when
en unidentified mas seised her by the
sun snd dragged her into the cellar of
the house at V.i U44 Madison avenue
There the ublid was brutal mMreat
ed and was almost unconscious ah eh
her cries sere hcaid and she was dis
covered. she was rushad I) Dp, Caasasso, of
the Karleui Hospital to that institu
tion, nhere it Is ssld h.- Condition, Is
crltcal The gTl's asaallaill was not
fount!. More than a score of detec
tives weie put to wurk on the case.
"Ag IfgPP Trasl" Bill Passed.
ALBANY, May I ggeildllgll
Walker i so-called " Aliti-Araon Trust
bill," designed to PfSVeU I as far as
possible ineendierj f 1 1 - n N'ee fork
ell), passed Ihe tssentil) lo-Ja)
a vaU of 9 :o Id
WHO ISN'T INTERESTED
IN MATRIMONY AT ALL.
School Questions and Not Mat
rimony Occupy President's
Miss Margarst Wilson, eldest daughter
of the President, explained to-day before
taking the train for Washington what
she had learned afbout Sir social centre
movement in this city.
"tt will really ha useless to ask me
shout my views on marriage and so
ciety." aha said. "Since 1 have been In
New York I have been besieged ny news
paper writers, who neve wanted to know
If I thought early merrlages a-ers a suc
cess, what Income was suOlclent to
marry on and how much a women's
wardrobe should cost her. At pressnt 1
am not Interested In marriage."
"There are Juet three things that In
terest tne thle morning," continued Miss
Wilson with a faculty for singling out
the essential Issues which wss worthy
of her fsther. "They are all related. I
have Just been talking to a friend of
Oov. Bulger, who says the Oovernor is
going to stump the schoolbousss In ths
Hlate In his fight for the passags of
ths primary bill. That Is splendid! It
is right thet the schoolhouaes should bs
used as meeting places. In fact. It la
this use of the schoothouss as a oentrs
for the community that underlies the
principle of all soclsl centre work.
When the school drops lis dry peda
gogy and Its Isolation from all the prac
tical Intereeta of life. It may be of mors
ssrvlce to the. eity.
"This use of the echoolhouse for po
litical meetings, whleh Mr. Hulxor pro
poses, will he more of a a ley toward
ths realisation of ths Ideals of the so
cial centre movement than anything
that hss yet been accomplished.
"The second matter," continued Mlee
Wilson, altho.it even stopping for
tireath. "Is the attKude toward the in
vestigation whloh has been carried on
by i'rof. ilanus Opinions voiced at a
dinner to Mr. Menus last night showed
there is a very prevalent misunder
standing about Mr. nanus's rrltieUm of
the schools of this city. Any one might
tlilnk the schools of other cities had at
tained the highest Ideal or perfection,
and that the New York schools alone
were deficient. All avin nesd a gen
eral regeneration, which will come from
the working out of the social Idea.
"At pressnt school children ere taught
subjects which ars not of the slightest
practical use to them, and they are
taught in a manner that dues not de
velop them. Knowledge Is poursd Into
them, hut they are not taught to pro
duce anything. All their reel Intereeti
are outside of school, simply because
the school doesn't connect itself with
anytbtug useful or recreative. The
school Is ths logical centre for the so
cial life or the community."
Miss Wilson paused.
Wlatt la the third matter In whleh
you are Interested?" asked the reporter.
"In catching my train," laughed the
SENATORS REJECT MITCHELL.
Al.HANV. May I -The .Senate Fi
nance i 'oin'iilttee voted to-day to report
adversely (Jov. fiulxer's notnUjsMone of
John Mitchell of Ut Vernoif for state
tobaf (JontattssiOMI and .Inhn II It lies'
of 1'iatishurg i fat uperiatehdent of
MISS WILSON ISN'T
REFUSED $2,800 CASH
TO BE PRISON "GOAT"
FOR BRIBERS, FOX SAYS
Thompson First Offered $125 A
Month for Silence on Sipp Secrets,
Collector Testifies at Con
spiracy Trial. 1
INFORMER SIPP ON STAND
TO TfeACE PASSING OF BRIBE
"I Know We Lived on My Husband's
Graft," Mrs. Walsh Admits Under
FEATURES OF THE TESTIMONY.
Eugene Fox, Ctpt Walsh's former collector, swore Uatt
the bribery of Sipp was rproposed by Lawyer Roust w$0 tetkl
Edward Newell, Slpp's counsel, fixed R at 111,300. Walsh arid
he'd raise it, and 25o was passed through Fox to Roust.
Hartigan brought $95o as the "balance," which also went to
Fox uild of several meetings at which InboeUor Thomp
100 tried to persuade him to accept $125 a month to go to
prison, to be given by him and "those who succeeded Mm in
Harlem." He had declined this and Thompson offered him
M.80U, asking. "Are you going to squeal?" He answered:
fTsjkf it any way you like."
Fox frankly told of collecting from tMOO to 1,000 a
month graft in Harlem.
George A. Sipp, the alleged bribery of whom led to the
present trial, took the witness stand after Fox.
Mrs. Walsh testified that she got Hi So, 500 and 100
. a .. I , , f A k J.L .Asa I
that "Sweeney wamea, arm
to Hartigan, messenger to rox.
j nation she admitted she knew
Baseball Barnes To- Day
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PRICE ONE OUT.
saw iiw pm win. pew zxewn
Under merciless trees ixam-
we lived on my husband's
Mrs. Mellie Walsh, wife af Chptata
Thomas W. Walsh, chief accuser af far
mer Inspectors Dennis ftweeaey.
K. Hussey, Jeenee F. Then
John i. aturtha, was the Brat
In Jtwtltie eleaburjr'B court to-day at
trial of tlie Inspectors for oaospiracr to
bribe Oeoraje A. Wpp.
The ueual erawej tried far plaeaa la
the aeurtroosa. and Capt Ttaraey aad
a squad of man from the
atreet station barred thexa eat. Aa
the few who wars admitted wars Me
sial members of the) Jury which oaa
vlrted Lieut. Charles Becker.
LAWYER ROOM 10 RIPRt
ENTID BY COUNML
The array of lawyers, already aa
uaualky large, was Increased by the
presence of Charles La Bar bier, coun
sel (or Jacob Kouss. who waa Eugene
Fog's lew? sr. Mr. Le Be rat or said
Rouss would corroborate Capt. Walsh
In every Instance where Walsh had In
troduced the lawyer's name.
fne inspectors castas; oa Mrs. Walsh
as she took the stead aaw a little, dark
haired woman, her face lined hp worry,
who was arrayed la a purple cull wit'
hat and feathers to match. Asslstan
District Attorney John Klrkland Clark
Immediately asked bar eg to Sweeney's
visits to Welsh while ths latter waa
etek In had.
Bhe aald Sweeney oame two or three
times a week aoti she aaw him the Sun
day night before Patrolman Fox was
discharged. It was the time whes
Walsh was urging Sweeney to pet Fox
out lest his nsrve break and he
"Wi.et did you hear Bweeaey aapr
asked Mr. dark.
"1 heard him say bs would sead Har
tigan over la the moraine;," replied
Q. Did you see MarDcan la ths mera
lim a Yea.
Q. What happened? A. My husband
aakstl me to pet him 1150. aad I aal
Mm a lioo bill and a fit bill. He
asked me to pet him a fresh envelope,
attu I did. tad ha am the tie ah If,
'mm es ,