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Evening World Ten-Second Movie of
Lucien Muratore, Tenor,
J --j r ,
"In ndiiilratloii of.Mnry (iardeii.
nrtjst, 1 yh;ld to none. For ,H n ry
Garden, mnnnKcr. J ill not sine"
Hirshfield Charges Insult, At
torney Won't Apologize
and Hearing Halts.
Commissioner of Accounts David
Hirshflcld undertook this morning an
Investigation Into tho police interfer
ence with tho birth control meeting at
Town Hall cn Nov. 13 last. In the
neighborhood of 100 persons, many of
them women socially prominent, wero
gathered In the Commissioner's office.
Tho police broho up X.I10 birth control
meeting before It started, nnd Com
missioner Hirshflcld, following prece
dent, broke up lils meeting before it
Among the women present were
"Mrs. Otto Kahn, Jlis. Lewis I,. Dela
fleld, Mrs. Henry W. Taft, 11 rs. ISur
rill Hoffman, JIIsh nilsabeth Mar
bury, Margaret Sanger and Mrs. (ieo.
II. Itublee. Tlio latter was a wit
ness before tho police investigation
conducted by Deputy Commissioner
Leahy of the police Interference at
Town Hall, and was arrested for her
utterances at tho healing. She was
discharged by a Mngistiati as had
been Mrs. Sanger and -Mary Windsor,
(.rrested at tho Town Hall meeting.
Paul Ti. Cravath, one of ten well
known citizens who called upon the
Mayor for the investigation which
was tic-gun by Commissioner Hlrsh
field, said the women represented both
s'des cf the birth control question. He
told Mr. Ilirshlleld that witnesses
wero present and asked thut Hobeit
McC. Marsh, attorney for the three
women who had been arrested, lie
permitted to question the witnesses.
"I want to familiarize myself with
the "lucstion," said the- Commissioner.
"That's what we aro here for," 10
t.irned Mr. Cravath.
"Have you got tho minutes of the
"lectin?? at the lnrl: Theatie?" Mr.
Hirslifirld .isked Mr. Mm Mi.
This meeting took place a week af
ter the Town Hall lluseo and was not
molested by the police.
"Your Corporation Counsel has
them," replied Marsh: "lie tool; tho
"You aro trying to sidestep my
question," retorted HlrHhlleld.
"I resent that imputation," re
sponded Attorney Marsh, with con
siderable heat. "I am not trying to
"I'm not lieio to bo insulted!"
roared the Commissioner, banging the
table with his gavel.
"I'm sure Me. Marsh meant no 111
hUlt," remotistr.it ed Mr. Cravat li.
"I've been Insulted," repeated the
nato Commissioner. "He can't pro
. eed unless he apologizes."
"I have not been guilty of an dis-
ei.pect. much less insult," declaim!
Mr. Marsh with Using wrath. "1 have
iiothtii': 10 apologize tor und I won't
"Then tins inciting is adjourned till
Wednesday morning." sulci the Com
missioner, nnd another bang of tne
e.ivel closed the meeting and further
FOSTER MOTHER WINS
BOY, 12, FROM MOTHER
( iinrl llrelilen AunlnM Parent,
Wlm WliliortN Three Otherx.
Julius Heltncr. twelve, will continue
ti live with his foster mother, Mrs.
Kate .srlmiiclt of No. 357 K.-ist 15Uth
Stroet .mil will pnt b returned t" the
home of his mother. Mrs. (tussle Helt
ncr. of No. 12S Cannon Street, .ieeoi.1
ing to 11 derision made by Supremo
(ouit Justice llurr to-day.
Durum testimony taken before Justin
nniT the hnv lilluAelf n nnt.n leil In lint
eouit to le allowed lo remain with his
foster mother, with whom he liml re
sided since he wiih six months old.
when ho was placed In nn orphanage
by his mother. In making his decision
Justice Jlurr lecalled tho illlllculty Mrs.
Jleltnur had iniortliiB three other chll-djcu.
ROW ENDS INQUIRY
Wlii'n wc nro together In "An artist names conditions "Tliero Is no riuarrel. lint I "Surely no one would deny the "She lins taken role, after role "I wnnteil other tenors to hnto "It Is all said In a wordono -
operu, yio nro simply two people
In the piny."
Attorney Charges Actress Has
Been in Several Accidents
Since She Was Hurt.
The suit for $500,000 damages
brought by Heine Davies, film actress
and sister of Marlon Davies for In
juries she Is alleged to have received
when an automobile In which she was
riding crashed Into another car oper
ated by the Hrlarcllff Lodge, began
before Justice Kdwaitl It. Finch In
Supreme Court to-day and promises
'a few sensations.
Sime Silverman, publisher of Va
riety, a theatrical magpzine. Is made
a coderundant with the Hrlarcllff
l.wlgo in ttie suit. Miss D.ivles was
Mr. Silverman's guest when the ac
cident occurred on the Albany I'ost
Itoad at S.10 o'clock on tho morning
of June IS, 1910.
"Where had Miss Davies and Mr.
Silverman been? Why wero they in
such a hurry to get back to New
York at this time in the morning?
Did Miss Davies make .-my piotest
rtir.ilnuf tlin uttniul W-1.I..I, tlio Wllt-n,.-
man ear was tiavelllng?" These I
were three of the iiesttons put to tho
jury liy Herbert C. Smyth, counsel
tor the lirl-ircliff Lodge, In his open
ing address. I
Mr. Smyth charged tho Silverman
chauffeur ignored the rules of the
road, travelling at" 75 miles an hour,
lit said the Silverman machine was u
Hat racer capable of making nioic
than 90 miles an hour.
"We say Miss Davios's claim Is
greatly exaggerated," declared Mr.
Smyth. "She says she was earning
from $25,000 to $30,000 a year as an
actress, hut I will show (icr income
was far from that much. She has
been In theatricals, but thero Is a
question about her being a head-liner.
"We will show tho effects of the
accident passed away In a few weeks
and that she has 'been driving her
own ear and herself caused oneAberi
ous nccident and been in threo other
accidents that we know of since the
accident upon which tills suit Is
ACTRESS IN TAXI
KILLED BY DRUG
Chaiitic-in- Held After Leaving
Dying Young Wotmn at
J. M. Terrell will nrrive to-day
from Danville, Va., to take charge
of tho bcxly or his stepdaughter, a
vaudeville aetiess known on the stage
as Dixie Dixon, who died In Hurlein
llospiital last night under mysterious
circumstances from an overdose of
some ding. Martin J. Ryan, u chauf
feur, of No. 252 Went 129th Street,
is held in connection with tho case.
The gii 1 was known In Danville as
Maliel Dixon and once was famed for
her beauty. She came to New York
flvo years ago, and, according to des
patches, her family understood she
was married not long ago to a well-to-do
New Yorker named Bliss, who
was 11 Yale graduate or student, but
the union was unbapps.
Accouling to Ryan the gill, wno
was twenty-two years old und hud
dark hair and bluo eyes, got into Ills
tnxicab at tho Buckingham nnd givi
him an uptown luldress whero 311 :
Ki.id she was to get sonin "dope
'1 lircoynen gavo her u package, he
raid, and sho took somo, Ijiter they
visited several cabarets und at 2 A. M.
Saturday morning his fnro became
ill. He took her unconscious to Hir.
lem Hospital and she nover iega,n;.l
HER 500,000 SUI
THE EVENING .WORLD, MONDAY, JANUARY
Says He Loves Mary Garden as an Artist, but Can't
unihrwlilcli he will sing. That
Is not trying to dictate."
Muratore Happy to Sing
"With" Mary Garden, but
Will Not Sing "for" Her
"As an Artist Shells Magnificent, but When
She Is the Director Trouole Starts" Glad
to Have American Tenors Given Chance
in His Roles No Plans for Future.
Lucien Muratore bowed politely to
a dark brown smokestack on tho roof
of the Rltz.
And this same smokestack, whioti
oil other occasions has received simi
lar homage from such people as the
Prince of Wales, Mary Plckford,
Marshal Foch and the six-year-old
chess player from Poland, showed
no more reaction to the gallantry of
the magnificent tenor than It had to
They call It (lorrowins the notion
from the Russian) "the smoke stack
thut gels bowed to." And It owes
its distinction to the fact that in bow
ing to this particular stack, instead
of any other that might 1 chosen,
tho face of him who hows Is lighted
In the way the photographer desires.
Usually the bowing person pre
tends the smokestack Is an Intlme'e
friend and speaks to It out loud. He
will say, "Good afternoon: I'll catch
cold If you keep me standing here
all day with my hat off," or, "How
do you do? And how do you like mo
in the third act?" Or else, "Will,
do you want me to smile again?"
But what Muratore said to the
grimy old pipe was this:
"Bon jour, monsieur. Mary Ghi
den is a magnificent artist, but"
Whereupon, tho photographer hav
ing llnlshed his task, the rest of the
interview took place, as Interviews
should, in a gilded drawing room
with a blond piano in the corner be
tween the windows.
"Where in the world," demanded
tho tenor, "did the newspapers get
the Idea that thero was a quarrel
between me and Mary Garden? It
Is true that when my present con
tract expires I shall refuse to sing In
nny company that she directs, but
why leap from that to the conclu
sion that thero Is bitter feeling be
"I will tell you. For Mary Gar
den as Mary Garden I have only the
friendliest regard. For Mary Garden
is the supeib artist I yield to .K.n'j
in reverence. But for Mary Gai'leu
as manager I will not sing.
"Let me make it clearer btill. 1
will not sing for her (ho stressed tho
"for"), but I shall Ik hapny 4o sing
with her (stressing tlio "with") at
unv time. No doubt we shall sing to
nether more than once during the
New York season, until my contra. t
iias expired. We are piogranimett to
getlicr In Monna Vanna, In Carmen,
In Salome. .
"When we aio together In these
operas I am no longer Muratore and
sho is no longer linroen. we art
simply two people In tho play, living
Inside of our respective roles. It Is
only when I am Muratore and she Is
Maiy Garden, Ditccior, inui trounte
"Is It not simple? An aitist names
the conditions under which ho will
ping. That does not mean that ho Is
trying to dictate to the manager.
Surely no ono would deny me tho
right to step out when conditions
aro such that I cannot give my bc3t.
Withdrawal 1b not Intcrcfcrncc."
Hut whether there Is .1 "quarrel"
lutween tho tenor nnd tho munaginj
soprano or not depends upon dei'.n
Ulons of "quarrel." Thero ccilainly
Is a violent disagreement. And Mm,
rtoio mado no protest when ono of
his suite, more facile in Kngllsh,
questioned Miss Garden's reported
claim that sho has done much to
bring American artists Into the lime
light. "The fact is," he nahl, "that she
refuse to sing Initiiy company
has taken role after role away from
American singers and given them to
In answer to Miss Garden's charge
that Muratore insisted on his pioprl
etary rights to the roles he sings, the
tenor countered witli tho assertion
that he had actually offered to give
i.p somo of these roles, nnd that Miss
Garden had refused.
"I went to her only a few weeks
ago," said Muratore, "and tcld her
there wero too many tenors on the
what Is your American cxprcss'o.i f
on the I neh. I wanted them, lo
have more chances. I said I would
be perfectly willing to let them sing
tho roles that nro mine In Salome,
Faust and Manon. She refused. SI10
said she had no one else who could
sing Fnust and Manon.
"And .iave you considered that all
the Americans In the Chicago com
pany were in it before she became
director, nnd that all the foreigneis
were engaged by Miss Garden her
self last summer?"
He displayed lmi own contract witli
Miss Garden's slgnnture, calling for
forty appearances In the courso of
tho season at $2,800 un appearance.
His contract before had been $2,250.
There were two or three trivialities
that he waved aside. One was tlio .
report that he had tried to have his 1
l otel bill paid by tho company. I
"I pay such things inyself," he de
clared. "Also I pay my own cij,rar
bills nnd barlier bills." I
In reply to a question why Mine.
TVTllen'fnf a T.lttn rt. ...il l.n-l Iimi! twil '
sung this season, he dcclaicd:
"There Is only one reason. Her
health has liecn too delicate to permit
it. Otherwise she would have sung.
Perhaps, even now she may Improve
so that she can 'sing lieforo the sea
He said he had mado no definite
plans for next season, beyond his n
solvc not to return to tlio Chicago
company under Its present direction.
Threo contracts In Anieiica have
been offered him, ho said, and ho has
until Juno to consider them
Muratore declined to name any of
the others In tho company who aie
said to feel as ho docs about the
management, but who, holding posl
tlnns less "strategic" than his, bine
feared to speak openly.
He declined to comment iten on
the bieak lictween Miss Garden nnd
her chief conductor, Giorgio I'olacco.
A despatch said that tlio spirited
Udy pummelled htm with her lis -Monday
night liccause she did not
like his interpretation of I'ellcas nnd
"It Is all to bo said in a woid." !
clarcd Muratore. Ono cannot he
manager and artist at tlio same
DOORS TO GIRLS
IN SKIING GARB
Paster Warns Them 'the, Musi
Don Skirts to .V.'.l-p..
Young ladies who como to
church in skiing costumes 'with
out sklrla" will ho put .".it.
Such Is the, wiirnin.; pro
nounced by tho Rev. Father
O'Gorman, pastor of toe Ctimt'i
ot tho Blessed Kacranu nt. who
declurcd that In tho futuie lo
would no more permit g'rls to at
tend services in nguliition
breeches, Jersey and j.n ''t than
ho would permit nu n to ."iiv to
church In. rowing toys.
right to step out when condlt luns
arc such I cannot gTe my best."
IS LAID AT REST
WITH FULL HONORS
Enright and All Inspectors Escort
Body From Home to Pronx
Commissioner Enright, all ollca
Inspectors and Deputy Inspectors,
five Sergeants and ninety Patrolmen
formed the funeral escort to-day for
the body of Otto W. Motz, the young
policeman, who was slain by a, bullet
from his own revolver by Frank
Whaley, a crazed Negro, In tho West
123d Street Station Thursday. The
cortege proceeded from Motz's home,
No. 1853 Amethyst Avenue, tho
Bronx, to tho Church of Our Lady of
Solace, Whlto 1'lutns Road and Van
Ness Avenue, where tho Police Gleo
Club sang the requiem high mass.
Father John Stanley celebrated the
mass. Father Richard Barry was dea
con, nnd Father Panlel Sulllvun sub
deacon. Father Joseph Stanford de
livered a eulogy. After the chur;'n
service the funeral procession, Willi
muflcd drums of tho Police Band,
marched to St. Rnymond'H Cemetery.
CITY TAKES PART
IN $100,000 GAMBLE
Sinking Fund Acts Favorably on
Ferry Scheme Which May
New York City Is to enter a J100,
000 gamble of public funds In til? In
terests of a private ferry company.
which proposes running ferry bouts
between Tottenvllle, ri. I., and houth j
Amboy, N. J. If tho company suc
ceeds tho city will get its money hack
in Instalments. If the company falls
tho city will have the "privilege" of
running the bankrupt concern's boats
tor uno year, at un ndequate rental
to the bankrupts of courso, und try
ing to accomplish through munlctpul
operation what pitvato capital may
have failed to accomplish.
To-day the Hlnklng Fund Com
mission acted favorably on the appli
cation of the Jersey Coast Ferry
Company. The terms provide t'jr a
nominal $100 n year rental tor ten
years "and un annual additional J'cn
tul for tho terminal propotty of a
sum equal to 10 per cent, of tho total
cost to tho city of the acquisition of
the property and the construction of
the terminal.. Tho city would re
ceive, If the company is siiecc.isful,
S10.000 a yeur plus the $100 11 year
nominal franchise sum. There Is a
ten-year renewal clause, tlio com
pany paying the city 5 per cent, of
its gross receipts, provided, however,
such payment shall not bo less than
the 10 -per cent, paid the llrst ten
ONE STOKES CASE ON
lolel Mnn Iteiiurl-t 111 unln In
halt for Vlfc, Dower HlKht.
Although two cases were slat'd to
itait against him In Supreme Court
lo-rday. W. FJ. D. Stokes again i.iiled
to appear and his counsel offered an-
ther doctor's certificate that in- still
v.is 111 of pneumonia.
Mrs. Helen El wood Stokes, who In
i ling hor husband for the restoration
of her dower right, was in touu to.
I lay for the first tlmo since :!m sen
j atlonal Stokes divorce trial a year
j.go. Justice Cohalan adjourned tho
use for tho day on nn affidavit that
Mr. Stokes' counsel was engaged in
Tho suit brought by Mis. l.ilyan
Mokes and the United States .Mort
gage and' Trust Company against V.
K. D. Stokes on notes aggregating
iiound $"200,000, proceeded to-day bo
loro a jury.
imi. ron" woi'Mi nr. iviumnF
I'oier Hprmidas, elghicen. M can,
. lug at No. 273 West lath street,
rested on Oct. 10. while tiylng to
tiler a room In tho Waldorf -Astoila by
'iiublng along a coping, wiier. .m was
lot and injured by a house detective
.isent to Sing Hlng to-day fi r 1 year
ul 3 months to 2 yenrx and ft inunthn.
In will convicted liefnre Judge Man
.ho 111 fjenoral .SeMlnns on u eh: 11:0 of
h tempted burglary.
Big People in. Action
from Amcrlcuns nnd given llicm
TAKE A CUT,
Transit Board to Look Into
Financial End of B. R. T.'s
Tlio hearing by the Trnnslt Com
mission to-day of the application of
Llndley M. Oarrlson, as receiver for
the B. R. T. properties, for permis
sion to extend tho maturity (Into of
$16,000,000 Now York Municipal Rail
ways and New York Consolidated
Joint receiver's certificates was nd
ourned without decision, so Unit the
Inanclal aspect of the matter might
bo examined. Carl M. bwen, attor
ney for tho receiver, testified that It
was proposed to pay to the holders
of the certificates a bonus of 2 per
cent, for consenting to the extension
from Feb. 1st, 1922. to Feb. 1, PJ23,
thus Increasing the Interest-hearing
rate of tho certlllcates from fi tq 8
Chairman McAneny asked If tho B.
R. T. as a system did not still show
a deficit, e.nd Mr. Owen admitted It
did. The luwyer warned the com
mission, however, that the certlllciite
holders held that they oould with
hold their consent to the extension
and force a sale of the piopnrty to
retire the financial paper.
Commissioner Hnrknesx snld it might
tw well to postpone definite action on
the application until the Transit Com
mission's statutory plaa was announced.
Ho further atuted Unit any consider
ation he would give to the application
would be affected comewliat idvorely
iby tho tact that the employees of the
H. R. T.. consented to ft 10 per tent.
i eduction In wages vhlle tlio liankois
Who is the
What made him
so? Common sense. And if he
smokes Turkish cigarettes, he
Why ? Common sense.
LORD SALISBURY is the only
high-grade Turkish cigarette in
the world that sells for. so little
"See" Her as Manager
chjince iiiiiI offered my rojes, hut
Ship's Cat Boss
'Em oil the Ely
To Hear Purser Tell It, Mary Jane
Has Her Mother Beat, and She
Was a Champion.
Mary Jane, daughter of Zulln, has
gray fur all over her slim flguro ex
cepting on the nigh hind leg, which It.
puro whlto from tho knee down. Her
fur (with tho slnglo exception noted)
matches fnlrly well tho dingy paint
of the Red D liner Philadelphia, on
which sho has 11 job as mascot.
To this extent tho story jnf Mary
Jnno has liecn verified by tho Bhlp
news reporters. But for tho rest of
It there is nothing but tho word of the
purser. Woods Jumesl Bays he:
"Wo have had cats und cats und
cnts on the Philadelphia, but when It
comes to catching nylng-flsh tho
championship goes to Mary Jane. Her
mother, Zullu, was pretty good In her
day, but she quit us In the Interval
between Prohibition nnd tho re-estub-llshtnent
of the thrcc-tulle-llmit bar
and sho, has never como Lick. 55ula
at her best, however, never caught
more than eleven llylng-flsh on ono
tr' between hero nnd Curacao. Hho
was yellow and conspicuous and the
llshcs generally dodgod her.
"Mary Jnne, on the other hand,
made a record of twenty-seven on
this trip, und sho had her claws In
two more--which were whoppers and
"This cat's system Is to sit In un
open port near tho water line and
reach out for tho llsh us they lly past.
Klin seldom misses one that comes
holdln tho receiver's certlflcinos
wero exacting 2 per cent, bonus for
permitting the maturity date to run
another year. "The two things don't
iniurii up.- Air. iinrKiicss also criticised
the H. 11. T.. for Its failure to .resume
service on cortuhi lines follonlnc the
rtrlko two years ago. "The hankers
are getting reitaln favorable results
obtained to the detriment of the em
ployees und the public," he ulu.
-which meant that II you don't like LORD
SALISUURY TURKISH CIGARBTTES
you cm jet your monoy btck irom the detler
can't bo a miinager nnd artist at
the same time. '.
BULL AND HIS WIFE
Missing Wife and Daughter Now,
at Home of Minister in North
Carolina. ' a
Mrs. A. H. Bull nnd her seven-
year-old daughter, who disappeared,
from their homo In Ridgewood, X. J.J
twonty-thrco days ago, will to-dajy
tie Joined by their husband and father
A. H. Bull, paying teller of tho liar-,
riman Rational Bunk, at tho fresh
air farm of the Hnv. Oscar'HaywoooV
in Mount Gilead. N. C. .,.
Tho clergyman telephoned tho nr-,
rival of mother and daughter to Mr.i:
Bull on Snturdny night, asylng that
Mrs. Bull s mind wn evidently unbnl7
unced over tho recent death, of her,,
mother, und adding that the coupli
had spent most of tho twen,ty-thre,
days on trains trying to locate, him. In
the-little North Carolina vllUg Mr,
Haywood was formerly thqwqman'B
Frank Costa, whoso seventeen-,,
year-old pon, Ralph, was a'cclts'ed of
eloping with the missing Mrs. Bull,
said ho hoped Mr lull wo'llUl 'mnk 1
It his business to apologize "yr-tho ooy
und his family. ' "M
STILL TRUE "
"Nature has created the pig
for man's palate; he is good
onh to be eaten;
"And life has been given to'
him merely as a sort of salt
to prevent his corrupting."
Thus wrote Plutarch some
eighteen hundred years ago,,
and his words still ring truejT
Particularly to those wh6'
have tasted the delicious-
country sausage served ac .
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