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AaA t-y the following streets,
* ?nu* between Fast 96th stre?
S 166th street, extending to the
W _,?re fires of a suspicious
?^'thari in anv other single ter
flnhattan As a matter of fac
? Zm compsnlis have now come 1
^, either of refusing business
^ wertet altogether oi of cha
'I-rom statisUcs in the nit?* mar:
ZjTKeppears that in ths one s<
abounded by the streets ment?
,; have he-o. during the lasi
\Tths beginning with January, 206
?ti 1911 for the i-ame period.
WL flrM m this neighborhood,
*"I? the number ran up to 'M
, a general average of more tl
??Lt of all nies In greater New
'"tie period mentioned,
""tjuiv Insurance companies nre
gSTrliK. the district howev
.direc?v, st least through the ii
?ixi* Where an insurance com
?Swy ' - * ri9k ln Uda "
?*?L? directly to the person app
^)t uttle difficulty Is exp?rience
'lining the insurance when appll.-?
S ??broker w',h whoin the
v wishes to remain on favo
?JL j? ;- virtually an understood I
?2g companies and brokers that s
W ?mount of b"d business' will be
Tttted to the ,,r<,k"' provided h* '"
rlfor it with a proportion of ? i sine
, klfher prai'e.
??Mvelllng between Chicago, B?
t?ttiburgi ? Pn :i lelphia, Baltimore P
J ?nd nth ' tl< ire organised b
. ?ftre-tT.r.lf'ts.' who undertake '
Jgp ?ma noi oni ago iperatlni
Benson. X. .1 That city, by the wa
jjBiost a rival of crater New Vor
;y nu" ;- "?:" ,irps'
' ?It was amply proved In Peterson
nfurance and Incendiarism have a d
rtmnection. Where eomi antes decline
?jaje policies in certain district.?, a
me?. Where agents renewed their
?jMbj in those sections, crimes of
'^ndia/ism Ir, reas-ed In direct ratio to
uDOunt of Insurance Issued. Comps
iiave again reverted to the old prad
????rever. There are incendiary ?list;
?a Peterson Ir. whi-h many suspicious I
*cur, snd yet Insurance companies
itlH Issuing policies In those sections.
"The same conditions prevail In I
?fork The refusal of Insurance c
psnies to accept risks in districts wl
??actndiaries are Known to operate inv
Wy acts In a salutary manner.
Insuranc?? and l".? endlarism go h
[ :? hand. an1 no radiral change can
?Mteyht about ln the conditions until
saranre companies seriously grapple v
<ht problem of previous inspection of
property en which application for in?
?ne? Is made <>therwise. Iniendiar
will wntiriu?. ??espite the activities of r
lit aathoiitle? to round up flrebuga C
\1rtlons an?l prison sentence.? for ar
trs, after all. only 'treatiiiR svmptoi
So ?ffective alteration can be made u
th? problem is dealt with fundamenta
"Itifuranre Is one of the main root?
the arson tiee The cutting off of in?
?net policies will deprive this growth
t? principal nourishment, and the ellmi
MB of the evil thereafter will present
TESTING THE COMPANIES.
Mr. Johnson tells in an interesting fa
ion hew the department, to test this n
ft: of insurance, and to ascertain whet
H wu trie that most of the reputa
fir? insurarce companies of New Yi
?o'ikl grant poll? ?es to applicants wl
i sot previous lnv.*t1gatiun, began in J
femhf.r. l>tl, taking out insurance
?ous??*iold effects sit- a ted in various apa
??nts rented from time to time In dtff
?tit parts of the r!:- . ji? tells the stc
"A four-room flat was first engaged
D-icember 11. ?911. on the ?-erond floor
?tenement building ai No 2C1 Ea-^t 10
str??f!. The weekly rental was H Tl
?pertinent, by the way, was in an exce
tonally good lo atlon for observing t
movements of certain persons whose <
fupation led officials of the Fin r>^;,ai
ment to suspect thai they were connect
with the 'Pre-making Industry.'
To 'fumith thu aparttneni vtith t
i?v??asary household effects1 on which 1
luraoce policies n.if<ht be issued, the ft
????ring articles w?re purchas.-d:
>o ?votier kite) <n ?-halre. at |l eentS
Of? ?mil! ?n? hoa-ln?; stove with tube. 1
r?1*? ?ash curt?in? ?? ir, P. .,?? ?ach..
** futpitl'ir .
Total valu? .eS
I'pon the gbore-m< :,tinned ?article? ai
Including Insurance at an aldreas whe
'hers was no property d? all the depar
?MBt obtained a;?oiv'eth?t the sum i
H0.500 wort h ?>f Insuran'-e. "n other art
??es of even 1rs- value the departa)?
?btahjed ?ST.'?., making a total of 112T 7
"odtr IX different pol!
FIRE ZONE INSURANCE.
"The locsttoi ol rsnai Intent i* i
OS midst of th? n?e son?,' Interdicted fa
?ttne tn-stiran e companies' and 'rated ? ?
If others. When officials of the ,.*.;.
apartment nude application to Insm
?rce agents In the district tl osper
?n?ed certain di't'^ilt'e? |n ohtalnlng ir
?urance from some 0r lnft corapanlei
'?Vwgh others were sutVctently acqule*
??e? upon paym? nt of th? high r..t?i- <V
"for Instance on rebruary :
*Mhli?fton S How^ lirat grade Arems
"??Jted to the office ol Kir* Marshal, mad
W.'.atlon to an aajent representing th
Mtiona) Hen Franklin i'ompany, m Utt
?*t pojrlns i-' foi SW*I worth of lnsur
?JJ upon the property named, al ?th
J?*?*? mentioned in Kaat 101st stie-i
*'? Howe's connection with tin* I'in- in?
??rtmtnt was unknown to the agen!
oree days alter making lue application
**a*Wniuni was returned to Mr. How
07 ?he sgeiit, with the statemenl ths
'*"hpany was not tsklng risks in tha
???ioji of Manhattan.
'us?|ly af"r mo,,tlnK *lt" "'ls ,''"
r.ao Mr Howe e^cceeded ln obtalnltn
'*? worth of Insurante on this prop
' r w'th the Caledonia company, upoi
?*y?n?nt. however, of g,-tt.'ee time? th?
?arioi., officials of the Fire Depart
? ,n' then began s systematic appllca
?" for Insurance upon the $3 44 worth oi
fjOWty in the flat at. No. 2H Kaat KUsi
\7*? a',ld ?ucr'"'<J?'<1 '" obtaining tVtSjOl
r,a of Inaurance on the??* effects la
'?? ParUcular apartment.
All policies but one were Issued with
?J thD> lnv",ti*iltlon or previous survey
(,J*e part of the oompantss," lt?,llclse?
jnaiasloner Johnson, "the latter aeem
;"? to satisfy themselves simply' by
*W"K an Incressed rate.
w '" on<" Instan? e as high as ?10 for I ?"?
. "> of inaurance was asked, and a
5y at that rate was Issued by ths
?rPool and i?ndon and Olobe ??,?,
y? This company, by the wav, isauod
M n.i"*P*rate '",,cles "" ,h,! Property
'?.. a<I<lresv and In each instance
mmWm? a different rate.
Wie r.,,*rt'nC<' t0 th'' t?"rtl",l"a of the
cv In the riermania hire insurance
i-^mpany * ?urloue Incident occurred:
?h#* ?f th* tnu>ioyes of the company at
?ptown branch office, In ?th street.
V*m that he would like to look over the
"**lsee before issuing the poli? v. lie
W* WD ?o the flat, looked over the
?ty "household effects'?two chairs and
a fflBBa.HU ? g '-a? heater-in an othe
| bare apartment. Aftet UtdBptCtlnl
I Place the agent suggested:
'* *Perbapa you huve not moved i
your stuff yotl
Firat Gta-ade Fii%?-man Howe, not ?
Ing to make aaj statement that wou
misleading, replied tn this Inqalrj by
Ing thai tht poll ". ?Aas not wan:. .1
"HOW eVe,-. ?? a f, m S^yg -cfl\ 1
called at t branch oflhe of the C-eru
Inaurance Company, tad th?? pollc]
IHI ama handed t.. him upon payme
?-'?'"? H.ie was a ens.- in which an a
it.spei tion of the premises was made
rapreeentattvi of one of the lais'st
panlea and yet th.? poll.;, was gra
even thanigh all indication? pointed ti
-ilk' in mg an undesirable one.
*i otl. i . aaapaaj charging a high
BTllum on tliis apartment was the N<
wettern Natfonal. of If-lwavukee, a
Baked $-1 f.,r $1,000 Of insuia-no, and Is
't.- pollc) with -,,, invfMtigatlon.
wuiiainsiiurgh city Fire Insurance <
pany, ..f Brooklyn, charged a premiu
M for IM worth of Inaurance, while
Get inania Fir? Inaurance Compan;
New York, charged H60 f,,i $.v?i.
"Altogether, slzteea of the Uvrgi s' .
panics ,,r New yorfi Itsjued no lesa
$l".??.s.i wo: Mi of insurance on the so
furniture, worth $3 44. which stood m
? ?: i=t ifget s-.
With, but "i., exception, :.?? Inveattt.
or .i.stection was ma.ie. and th.' 00_B|
whose agent actually ma.ie ?he P.spec
; lb. policy just the sain.-.
"Furthermore, .>!-.<? ,,f u,,. lareopt <
pej.lee--.he Uvti-pool i nd L-andon
Qlobe?laamad three poMclea on the ?
pro; erty at this addiess. without any
In ihe ofBot of the cm pany a c
? ' B].ing anv llaftgult
. ' ? linns having been
for previous policies "a Identically
"Had a cane of irebug? been plan
a haul, they would have been abb
pro-car?. IMjfS) worth of poUctai from ti
"With BUefa a large sum of InsUIt
kttOtd upon les? thsn $4 worth of ?'fff
la It any wonder that lncend1arl?m Is
In our city?
"Qultt a lari?e number of policies on
meairre effects mentioned were oMal
without any payment whatever on
part of the Applicants. In fact, out <
total of fl27.??iO worth of insurance
Which actual pour ?es were issued nei
ta "-thirds, or tftdggi vvorih, Vert pi at
by the nompsnlet or their agent? with
anv- payments whatever.
"The only guettions asked were o
perfunctory character, owing to tbt l
that the application was ma.ie 'direc
tad not through an a?.ent. Most Q1
Uona put to appHcaata who obtained
aaranee on behalf of th" Ftrt l>*-pi
ne : i nro.-,c ?Imply from ?luurtot-ty, ovv
t?> the fad that the Insurance was
taken out through an a_et t. None of
?jiie.stif.ii? hinged on what tht house!]
effect? actually consisted of. or ort
nature of tht risk on which InatJrt
"Some dlfflcuitv arta ancountared
those who obtained the various poli?
j for the Fire Department owin?. to
' fact that not mfrtQUently the sa
.??cent? represented several different <r
I panlea and it was thoiiKht that th
j agenta might look with sutpi ion .i
se.eia1 dlfftrent pertont aa coring p
Ctea on the same property at the ?ame ?
"If fiiebiiRs Intended to burn up th
property, it would s?em thar th?v wo
at once arouse suspicion if apr*_?l"g
tVy'in worth of iiisurance on the sa
property. Dnapitt the fact, however, tl
teveral policies w?-r?- Issued by the ?a
agents on this property, no mferei
se. ms lo have been drawn.
'Parties applying for insurance ?lo t
te be known in any way "
Aft. i obtaining tlO.-oO worth of '-.
ante OB the "property" located at No
KaM Bit! street the a-ftcti were raaasrf
to Xo C9 Weat 101st til tal to a?certa
whether rat? s on the weal ski- of t
City would be different from these on t
?:!*-. and ??so further to Intastlga
the matter Of the issuance of pOlId
without previous latBQCtltBl The repo
"Much difficult) wa? experienced m a
fairing rooming accommodation foi tl
i brief period of a month or two; parti?'
tatty in view of the fact that no furalt
' tO speak Of was moved Into the UftBllB
? at any of the address*-? named.
"Previous inquiry of the Janitor on tt
i part of the insurance companies or the
? .cents would have revealed the fa? t thi
no adequate amount of furniture had be?
??arrled Into the premise?- It Is true thi
i one f.r two of th'- companies did ?end
, man up to the place to 'look it over ' hi
1 with a single ?X'eption all these ulieg?
', r,_:>eotors took little trouble to ns.certal
; t!ie true facts in the CtUBt, and none It
! ?-ist- i upon actually a Being the ?..n'en
I of the premise?.
"One or two applicants from ih>- l'n
i Department auggeoted thai it might I
' well for the oot-pany to taaMI boom tt
to look ovar tat propei'ty, but this off?
wa? not taken Up, and, lavarlaUy, th
policy, or a binder?a OOVOBing r.ote unt
the policy COUld be written up-was glee
to the ai'poiant trltbout httttatlofl
"fin t! - 1144 ?forth of property Inttallt
in the new premises at (ft '.9 Watt 10:*
atres I fei whl? ti a rental ef n* per taaai
was pail-IWibO of Insurance In forty-tw
different companlet was obtained, arhil
on the Fame ihtSMNtbOld i KtOtt* at Baa
101?t etreet the ?urn of BttylM of ?nsuianc
wa? Issued In tht f"i Bfl of alghtten dlff* I
ant policies, with t_,-tQ -1 i* wrong a?l
dieta white there were no 'effoct?' at all
and where the applicant had not avtt
rented an apailin?-nt. making a iot.il ,r
rora-BOt of BbVIH la both Last and Wes
!"l.-t street, and No. I'd West ttth ttttet
in lifty-elght coin;.anie?, ttVertl "f thta
Ibsulng mole than on?- policy on the s.-lf
?Member? of the Vite Department wer?
thi.s ahie |o obtain, with no dlfflcuitv
Other than the time taken up in rr.akin
tli?? application, a duplication of then
original policies 00 tht BBnM lurnitui
from the ?arne companies Had Btt] tfl
th??e i-oriipaiib s taken the trouble t<i
perform cny soil Ol Ina pec tien the)
would have ascertained that little ?nr
nlture existed on tht BTtBBltet ?tnd it is
doubtful If It BrOUkl have been possible to
obtain $*50,i>0u worth of insurance on $144
worth of property."
due ataaaaay tJetJt, tayt C>raimlaslocter
John?on, attempted to make an insp ?*?
tlon and sent a man, OB two occasions, to
th? 1 remises. The policy waa refused.
Another company issued a temporary
"binder." but aubsetiuently cancelled it.
One of two other companies refused to
Issue policier on the Hast 101st street
Hut the ?me fact thut stands out is thta,
that, according to Mr. Johnson, upward
of 1ST. policies were issued by fire Insur?
ance companies doing business in New
York City -O applicant? whom they ?IM
not know-, on property WtttoB they took
no trout le to Inspect ; and thi? in spite
of the recommendation of the legislative
joint committee of this state to the
specific effect that "when an application
for a policy 1? received by an agent he
should take steps to satisfy himself that
the risk Is s dsalr?hls one."
At tin- risk of len.r.itiou Mr .loitnson
i "?? treat ease with wM?w Insurance
pottdes are obtained bears .lirectiy opon
the Question of arson. The refusal of the
CompuillOS to insure doubtful 'risks' WOVli
?iutonuitit allv rhe.-k a '.urge percentage of
this phase of criminal enterprise."
Hntllar experien-'e* were paot by repr??
sentatives of the department on effects i
ol the v-ai ;,. ,,r .?., ?(..?is V\AC,,,\ ,? M
sparteneni ?it No. .?.:< R??t ::th street.
k^orty insurance companies issued NO."??
? n policies on two picture fi?mes, value r,
cents sack, and a soap dish, the value or
which was 10 cents.
DIMINISHING INSURABLE GOODS.
The above offects were, on June 14. IMS,
removed and an apartment rented at N'o.
?* Kast 36th st. It was not oOMldcred
necessary t0 instan Rny ?sre-party what?
ever in this place, as the possibility of
"Inspection" seemed very remote
However, to havs n slight "inearahls
interest'' in the flat, a lookinc kU?s^
valued at N cento; a chins fruit dish,
valued at ;. cents anil a tea strahier,
worth I conta, ??t.- instan.'d
'?'lie depiutnient pbtalned Baisai Insur
anes on tliess articles Taking the una!
of the two lists, this makes an Insurance
of IS9.tX?? on articles costing 40 cents
The report continues
"Insorancs officials argue that in order
to collect Insurance on such articles
'proof >?f loss' WOUld line to ?V suhmitted.
POT the professional ilrebug the 'proof
of loss matter presents no difficulties.
His system of operation Includes know!?
edge of where as can obtain ample sup?
plies of false invnii?.- and fake afldavits
'proving' that the goods wors regularly
"In some casen foods and furniture
? ho ? .lone doty ai ??th.? Bros ars
previously plaeed In the premises; and
| tliere are persons Qttlte willing, for B
i-l.are of the profits, to supply, after the
fire, all necessary 'proofs of loas' that max
PUPILS MUST" TAKE BATHS
School Superintendent Adopts
Drastic Sanitary Measure.
Madison. N J . Jan, 4.--William T.
Whitney. Superintendent of BchOOls,
who has been "<l?>insr things' with Ihe
sctitoi system ever since he accepted
the Job last fall, has pttl over a M*
one iluring the holiday re? ess. When
the pupil.? get bach on Mondav the.
will find that provision has been made
to give them baths during school hour*
In the past dirty , MMren were sent
j home, bttt It wns. found that they
rarely wetit there, preferring to cm?
| ploy their enforced leisure plajrtag la
? the streets and getting back to sjehool
| the tiext morning ?linier than ever.
I Superintendent Whitney decbjetl that
I some means should be provided for
cleaning the children instead of merely
ordering them to clean thenaelvos
The ? ??mm iss i one i. Bdwnrd !.. foot,
?who is a plumber, provid.-d tboWOf
?baths, and saw thej were oannocted
with the water suppi) .ti th?> Ontttral
avenue schooL a heater was provided,
so thai the temperature would be
made Just right
GO SLUMMING AFTER DINNER
Homicide Bureau Officials Discuas
"Psychology of Murder."
The homicide bUlWaV Of the CHstrlel
Attorney's 08BOS bad Its annual dinner
last Btgh! at the Vale flub. After the
dinner the] went ta Bos The Argyls
? as?'' Commodore Jtunea Hamlll, "f
ths 'tronx ?'oiintv Va? ht Club, the offi?
cial stenographer of the bureau, was th?
orator of the evening III? Subject was
"Sociological Condi tiens ?.:? Se* v..tk .ts
Related to the Psychology of Slurdei
After the theatre Deacon Murphy to"'*
the bureau on ?? slumming expedition
Those present were Captain Theron R
S'roi ? of Battery A <?f th<- national
guard Held srtlllery, head of the bureau;
I'ajitain Lucien H. Rrecklnrldge, ?>f th?
' ist Regiment; Commodore James Ham?
ill, el lbs Bronx ?'??uiity Yacht Club.aod
T'rlvates Deacon Murphy. Archie Ma mi 11
and .losenh I ?itvtdsoii.
THE WEATHER REPORT.
nttirial He. ord uml IhseSOSt, W/SStl ? |
JeS 4 i'???" ?r?-at ?torts .?t Ir;iU\ he? ii??s?-?l
.?i the CssaSlsn tsarltltne pawvlnees
?.he ?eatln?r In the gsjSt BOS CtSOre?!
dlnilni?Mnf win?!*, i-,t wlthcu s*l tsaaeers
ti.iv fall ?>f ''.n.itijiiii'f. TheSOStN or ecUvtt)
bs? again Shifted lo ti?- vv . ?.I
rare Mtends from t>c ??.*.<r t >*> i i ? ? Valle) ?m
trard end ssoths??eat ward, win. essssrmall
prvseun ?\*r Northern Artsesa.
'i'.. t.',?- rio:tli?A?tIl i^i-cur? :>??. ting i
ii -.??? - lha Sdvsseo of tn? tirst yieiWMIl ad
lilth ?.rf??ur< ai?-a ti Usa i?r*?i?t, srintol from
?UaskSt brtsagltag *i:>.. Ii a .ii.i'Vi fall in Ih?
t,.. iiiiuint't: to ii ? ? >w "?' ? ??v.! !:.?!
Korth? ? si tad mu? owei n re? '
Uta knr?M Mii>?c.tjii v?i?. ? to in? Haclm ? > ? ?.
In iha south atlantl ? l ? hi I states U ?a
mu. h ?*arii.?!
Nofv.t; ?t?ti. Ui k ihe a ?at :..??.
i...... ? ?> i.o 11? Ipltetton ?/ "i ?? .
., : ? ?ou ? n thi ? i" ? ? ?
??not m niederste quantity fell front ihs lak??
i. |ioe snd ' ? ? " ?? v ?... -?? ?r? twa I, b .t
ti,. ?? wn? '??' vtt -i ItaUon lo tlif -i- .'..?. ?m i
?The win?.? siens, ibe Now Bass lead ''?,*??
r. ill It* i..i?J?i i-.o I ? ?'
mad?rata w?*at sad Borthweat; south Attaai
?unit. n.od.iiit? SQISth SfcifttttS ti nulli??-;
Monday, ra ?a? ('" the n mils t'eaa . ans?
Oulf su ? sreel ?flail < ..*.*t?. brisk aoatl thlft
11.? t.. 1. -. ?I. I ? I ? ? I ? ? ?? Ml I
??? no? th*. ii
Ths SieB PftSSSSN un o ??! t:.^ S'oitli?r?t
,\.,, pravcUesU) .-ino.-i cundiilaaa a ??! u.o
uMintrj foi several ssyi sad aldsi a-eather
?111 ?[?tt-aa to the ?astsrard ant sssathwarO,
? o?rriii? the ceaUal sasl lotjtaesei bortlooa of
tl;.' Muntr) durlna s.n-1?' end extending ????'
v ?r.1 Sarins llon?? Hno?* wii continus Bun
Ua; In tin? snUOl hVKSj Myiuitiilii i???jio!?. i?:
i ,, othsi i i? Ipltatlon ??, eonsequaaca 1? Indi
? a?. ? a.n.ouKh Halt '.??ui ?iiu?i< mavj be k\
prctad i i IhS ???' i'M.1 n aitu n ? sentitil
pottlon or tba oountrj and by Mondo-.- some
I teal -.?In?" In Use SaMlE
Cold sravs wsrnlnsa havs bson otu'tr.i n,r
Iba sroaiei portion [ the ?? ? ?*en : i ??
Mississippi snd th? hoeli? Mountains, ? i
?. ? ? ,:
I'urfcs?! for ??pe? I a I I^Halltlei.? l'?ir Nrw
.!er?ry ami Kantern New ^ ork, itenerullT fuir
l<i-da.r and Monda? ; BSldSS Monilav ; iniMier
air went .??"I nortliwr?! wind?.
Kor tin Dtetlict of Columbia. .Mm. ?ni Vu ?
/?.j.i?, I'ciKwar? and Kastarn rannsylvanis,
??narelli fair to ?in ami Mender; coid?!i Men
-in. modaarata ?aftsbss wind?
i m n>w ?r.'iia'.ut.??. fsntrsJty f?ir u> da: sesl
Viril?.-., ciir: Honda) diminishing snssi
? i-. '?
For \Vf?iem Pesstssylvanis, cisiKlr to Sey,
prebaMy local snews; Monday, ?oi?iei sad mir;
s a n. ?I ' |i MB,,, 4^' S |, :u ?J
Ofllcla! obaei?-aliona of I'nit*.! Ht?:?? BSBSthet
geaeSSS tak?u al S l>. in '.?rtiTiiav follow;
<ltv. Tertiperatur* WVei|n?r
Albany . ??t ?loudy
Atlantic <1tv. ?- '"lear
H.j?t??n . :,,; '? ai
Buffalo . -''? ?-""??
rfihago . M i'laudy
Nfw Oileati? . SS ? lostdy
?st. i?ui? . -11 ?ai
\va*hinKton . ?t? Clear
ixmuI geatsal K???or?i?ti.?? uuosrhag otn
f.al re-'Otd fiom the Wrathrr Hur.au ?howa
the rlianK??" ?n ")'* temperature for the laut
twenty fot.r Lotira in ioini>arl?on wtlli the
correapotuiln? ?late <>f laat year:
1612 IMI "?12 mi
3 a m . . 2"- NI f p. SI. H :??
H a. m . -" ?'?? ?? P '".-a *?
S a in. ? . ? ?">- Upm. .11 ?
tj m . '-??i M l'-' i?. ? ? ?
4 p. m. M
ll.Kl.'Hl I em pria, i ui.' \.at?'iiH>. .:7 ?l?-ai^ri,
on ic.'io l in ?. hJWSSt, HI ?at tc.io a. m.i.
avoriiK?. ?:?: avrraa^ for rorrri"init.<liin dat?
\un o-sr, 2?; a\ erase f,.r rorie?]K>n?llni date
Inat thirty three years? .'!l
I?er.l forecast: f.enerallv fair to SS) an.]
Mirador: rolA?r ?tonda\, /poderat? * rat and
HOLD LAS? RE?
Thirteen Young Men and Th
teen Young Women Do _
High Kicking Stunt.
TRIAL WAS DISAPPOINTII
But Troupe Hopes to Do Betl
at Saturday Night's Ball?
Vaudeville Also Utilized
Thirteen yoUBg men and thirteen yoi
Women kicked their right legs celli
ward, twirled around and around on
tips of th. toes of their left feet, fli
their arms about one another's neks s
came tt a pau?e, panting. The slim |
In the abbreviated Bklrt who was coa
Ing them shook her head.
"How nie art ever going to _-et the v
if you don't dance better than that?" i
sighed. "I'm afraid you don't realize tl
this is our la.it rthearttl liefer?? |h. hi
and that .?1! is an important event
the BBf-TBgt ?"ampalgn. Now! \ ?'tes
w omtB rieht foot?left foot-begin:"
Tea, Ii was the verv last rehearsal
the troupe of public school athlete ttaV
art who are to enliven the Women's 1
lltlcal I'nioa ball at the 71st Bagfani
itrmory, next .Saturday night, with BO
apodal high kicking in fancy costume.
Rehear?al in Gymnasium.
Il took place In a gymnasium ?t ?
Hi West .'.nth street yesterday, on a I
waxed floor, with a cheerful lady
pound out the mu?lc on a piano, but M
BttSS Morris, who trat the Instruct
-aid It waa the worst rehearsal ever.
h-tst Morris, though she was gradu?t
from Wadlelgh High School only a f<
rears BgO, is ??.me ?lancer herself, os s
will prove when ?he doe? a Kraneo-Rt
?ian terpelchorean duet with I-ouls
Challf in aid of the suffrage causo n*'
I Saturday night.
Mrs. Margaret Stanton Lawrence, Mi
Harriet stanton Blateh'a ?ister, who us
I to t<?ach dancing herself at Tea? hf
I College, comforted Miss Morris hy t'-lll
i her that last rehearsals were alwa
I "i ?-leb?
"And anyhow," pouted a pink, a* cf
-.ion ? l?ate.i ?jan? Ing skirt to n pair
purple blOOBBttt In the first row. "h
cat mybody tnpect it todanet wall rig
I aftei the holiday?, wlnti t?t*Vt been eii
i 11 us so mucii candy and ?tuff ?since tht la
? ebearne] ""
Are you a ?uffragist" ' inquired t1
No.' cuuf?s?e.| the (ink hkirt. "b
this !? awful good practice. I thii
mache I'll get a rai?e ef salary on tl
ImproeaiBtal l*vt galaed her?
They certainly have work*'d hard H
?atordayg rala ar ?hine. the) have gon
Mies* aspiring young athUti. ttaehai
and hepped, ?kipped, eavorttd and piro
letted f"i two hour? unde: Mita Moiti"
thai tht] might furntah
for the guests at tl
Ball. And they are
:...?? o get tk i lice tiiat tl it
. of ? baurgtng the Wot
? ?, s PoUtlcal I'liui anvtliing foi the
nervp es TI.tffftgtStS certain!"- a
. ?v?m at getting features f?>r nothing f.
then pt*opagau_da work
IninriK the whole of -bit week tl
union win ?Imply I? -?? Itaelf In on? gnu
I advertising orgy advertialng the he
? The start till bt mad.- It morrow wll
| an alldav-unless ?topped by the potti
wlth a s ini'iioi- retool BOB spe.-< h In
trtndow ut Sixth aveatt and Bal ?tree
The suffiaKisis are doing lh*-lr be?t 1
Bathe It an ordtriy, law thiding \. le? ?
speech The) tre even hand painting
I Baga, t.. be hung la the window abo*.
their easel to-morrow, w;th the trordtt
HPleaas Ittep tht sidewalk rat tona hi
. . OB v? ?' ma f be a: I ? Bttd
if the crowd btocha the going after tim
the auffratglsts caa'l help u rue? w;
have don.- licit ! a '
To Advertise in Vaudeville.
The union is BlSQ going Intt vaud'-vil.
a? a Batata "?' .civ. m-mi: tht kolL Bver
evenhag this w,-.k. at m a'-toeh, Mas ?
? the member? will app? ar <ui the ?tag.- a
the Manhattan Tbeatrt and >i" a le-aatfl
_t< tpltl tbOUl how BfOIBtll want lo vot
anu what a ince lime one can have a
? tie i all "II Sat'lHla I tight
?m M?.n.lav Bight Miss Klizabeth _B-fl
worth ?.'cn.lv. ?rill bt tlic slar ?Ml Tues
?lav nikht Mrs John Wintert Braaaat
Brill apptar, on ?Vadastdti night Mra
1 Raymond itro-cn. ?m Thursday nigk
I Miss ruai,or Barrel, ad oa bridar ugh
[Mra i'iaji.es Manie BJorkman.
Kui the grandest Bdvertising tehtaa
tht ualon has c oa i I.I, alasl la Item
: t.. boom the i'.?'... i be) tre goiag ah.-c
with it however, end < vp?-? i fiat ?' wii
n_aht Bata) _oovtrte. it i? the v..t? .-?
toi ? h ? n ? let trie toaster, Invented bj
tl.e kUSband of oil" ol tht union s Olllcei?
This Uasatef ha*, u win srrangatnaai
with "vote? ior aromen" In Invnrttd Iti
tora which will pi??- ?gainst tata bi?-a??
a? It toast?, so tbut tech pi...- will h_v,
the logan printed on ?i when ?errad. Tin
union ?iit-tid? tt otTtt abate toaatera tc
b?tela ami iattttrtnta tt half ratea
Anuthi i plan tht BOltn ( ' I ?I ? '- |
la ihe Boedlni ef the market with ?ttet
fot noaota applet nort tntiimn The) La?
: tend t" p-aahaas aa -ett-ti-l hi Oroana
and when the apples b?.RM .'airly ?Iza,
I.It- nest BOSBBM r ih'v will paste the let
t.rs 'vot'-s lot women'' on tht > he? k ol
?very one. ?<> that when ihe ripened
product .s harveettd there will he tha
nuagic aenten a tit i bi k rot) -kin. la paie
g| . el:
Oh, it la ahme tdvertiatng a?;eiii for
itself, the Women's Political Union is!
? . ?????
TO SHIFT DR. GOODELL
Conference Will Transfer Pas?
tor to St. Paul's M. E. Church.
Th? Rev. i'i ' bar?es U Qoodell, pa-tor
of Calvary Mttbodltt Church tor nine
>*-al?, Will Bt appointed pasloi of Si
| rani'? Church, Watt liad avenu? and M?ih
mreci. ni in? ?eesMm of the New York
Conference on April 2 Until ibat time
l)r. Ooodell ?rill retain tat peaterate af
The decision t" call Dr. GtOOdail to the
pautteratt *>f si Paul's wa? reached at a
meeting of the board of truste?-? on
Timisdav evening. Tue proposed change
met wi'ii the approval ol Bishop Wilson
and District Hupf-rliif-nd-tit McKossie.
N.. arrangement hau been made as >et
to replai e the loM "f Calvar) Church at
Beventh avenue and UMh stiert, whoea
congregation be? become tae of the larg
aei m the MethodhM world under the pes
toi.ite of l>r. ??I'O.nii. When he an-umej
charge ?if the church Pr. (,'oodell found
only I.OW members enrolled, now there
are S.O.f> full members.
PROBINgTeNEMENT HOUSE FIRE.
The Fire Marshal and the police am In
vettigatlng B ?uspicloiis lire which oo
?urreil eailv visi'iilav mo: rung at No. l-Q
West ?".1st ?trcct. The tlr'. which ?taxied
In tin? hallway of the six st.u y tenement
house, wa? duaoovarnd h) Jeme? wither
-iMH.n and was quickly extinguished. Thi
police are working on several ettwt which
have been furnish? ?I by tht tenant? In
SKIRT EDICT NEEDED,
SAYS DR. m
Modern Chinese Women C<
less and Revolutionary in Th
Ideas, She Declares.
ASKS PATIENCE WITH CHI
Republic Still in Shadow of SI
ery, She Tells Audience
Does Not Expect Recog
tion of Government Yet.
"N'o lady ?roes out on the stre?i
trousers-that is, without her skirt.
course, go real lady could."
I>r. Vamcl-Kin was explaining the
cent edict of the Chinese government ?
cernina; the dre.?s of woman yestei
morning at the Hudson Theatre.
The edict had to be made berausi
the carelossneaa of the revolution
modem women," Dr. Kin contin
Kravely. "Thest- women think nothitii
rushing about the streets wearing i
the long, tight trousers which conven
bas always decrsed ahoiild bo covi
wlih a short skirt. Then th?? little sch
girls, too, hsave become careless. It
too much bother to put on the si
When the school bell rings they just r
out without It. The government
?liilte right ln sounding a warning aga
"As for the clauses concerning
wearing of hat?, I urn quite sure tha
IS th?? work of your American Journal!
It Is not in harmony with Chine?.? tn
tion for women to wear hats, but sk
are nothing new. Dadles have alw
Dr. Kin pleaded with her audience
b? patient with the now China, still
the shadow of centuries of slavery,
ehe admltt?d she couldn't expect
Cnited States to recognize the repul
until there was one.
"It will be some months yet," she s?
"before our election machinery Is in wo
In?? order. In the mean time the pr
Incen are without any central authori
In spite of the fact that t'hina Is a cot
try without a government to-day, It
very v>0\\ behaved. The people are
?Sad to taking care of themseUes In
pr.vtl'fll, every day affairs of life tl
th.v dun't nuns the government wh
was so far removed from their every i
I'- Kin disappointed the s?irT:?Ki
lr th? niiiltem-r hy demolishing I
"fhlna hasn't "ven manhood suffrr
vet," ihe BSlt], "and the desire for woni
auffriis?: exist? only in the minds of a f
rovolutlonlnta ami anarchism. 1 kn
there |? ;i story that Chinese women I
it, th?? assembly at Cantan. The ?eo.uel
tl ? when the assembly essjtwnecl it w
? tycl to discover that these new ine
her? were \ourg s.-hoolgirl.?. utterly igt
tant of lawmaklng.
' It \k srith foot binding, rather th
retirte, 'hat Ins Chinees a*eassa shot
ossjosra themselves to-day They mi
be prepar.'d to fulfil their duties In 1
first. Oulv 1 pt?r rent of th* wo
en run rend and write Wnat could th
.in with suffrage'?
?SinII I tell fssj one result of this st
frajrette uprising'' A woman went
Vimn Shlh-kal. He has alwaya been
Liberal II?" gave her a hearing. S
Stayed tttO hours and bored him so th
he issued the order that no woman shon
ever have sudlsnos with hin again"
GUILTY DESPITE PARDON
Court Rules Against Forg<
Freed by Roosevelt.
A pardon granted by the F'rcslde:
desen'l wipe out the fact of a convlctio
n.-.'ordlr.g to n de. IstOO handed down I
the Appellate Division of the Supren
Court yesterday. The decision order?
<"liarles Carles!, Who api>ea|e,i from
pent.-nee (OC a s'con.l offence Impose
upon lorn in General Sessions last Febn
ery, on ths grotiml that President Roos?
velt's pnnlon had lihitte?! out his tin
convict!??!', tn Shu Sing for a term <
twelve v.-ius and eleven months.
The p..no., say ?arlesls .saloon, at l'.t
?treet and Avenue A. has been known fr
"tears to them as th? resort of forgert
bin? kmallera and ?runineii. Ills first cor
vlctlon. a?'or<ling t?i the indlctmer
against him. was obtained In \?K In th
L'tllted .otates District t'ourt for sellln
countarfeii ?ijv.T tellers Tim fun pa:
.'..n Rnint-d Mm l'v 1 resident RoosevH
.ii IMI, however, had th?? effect, he held, q
nulllfylna this conviction and removln
Whatever guilt mA9 have attached to birr
tin ble sulise?juent conviction of forger
.!, 11,.- SOCOnd detres, hS conteniled th
puid.m prevenlsd the court from ser.ter.c
Ing him for a soeond offence. .lustlc
Mum hard. <>f the Supreme Court, grantei
him ?i ?< rtttl? ule of reasonable doubt oi
Justice Miller, in yestrr?la\ "a oplnioq
. M lhat 'i pardon ?u.-rely restored to th'
:?? tplent hi? civil rights, saying it wa
Solely wlti.li, the province of the Legisla
ture to attach much areater criminality ti
the ?e? ond offence l><?? au?e of the men
tact of a conviction for tho llrst. and tha
tic Bsoeuttrs by the exerclu?- of the par
dotting power OOUM no more Interfer?
with thai nerctaS of the legislative powei
ti .in th.- Leaielatttrs f???il?l interfere wltl
the power to pardon.
Tl ?? prisoner's method of forgery con
SjSi ?1 In takln? a photograph of a sjbssl
and having It retouched Wy a clever autlsl
to resemble the original.
CHAUFFEURS LOSE LICENSES
Two New York Men Penalized for
Violating Motor Vehicle Law.
AJbeny, .'??r1 l.--??ChaukTeuray license?
kn i to Arthur .1. Warley und William
\\ oinlwurth. of New Volk, who were con
?tinted of violating ihe motor vehicle law,
have bee* suspended by Siscretary of State
tevetsl ?'omplalnts have been received
by the Secretary of Htate of the use of
1913 license number plates by automobile
awnsra The law provides that such
pintos shall not be used before Kebru
THE REV. H. E. PAYNE TO WED.
Ae.-oinpanted by his prospective bride,
the Rev. Henry Edward Payne, thirty
four years old, rector of the Protestant
I KptBcopal i'hurvh of the Holy Cross, ln
I fit. Nicholas avenue, Brooklyn, appeared
I before Deputy City Clerk (leorge Freng
In Long Island City yesterday and took
?.ut s bTtarrtaa* iteeneo. The Rot. Mr.
Payne said be lived at No. 176 St. Nicho?
las avenue, Brooklyn; ?'??i h widower, and
born In London. The i oung woman gave
her name as Mi.?? Klle.-n Rankin, nine?
teen veut.-, old, of No. 1812 Hlmrod atreet,
Itldgewood, i^ii.?? ns Horough. It la under?
stood th? wedding will take plu.ee this
weea and that bishop Durasse will ofll
? DYING IN HOTEL
Richly Dressed Woman Be?
lieved to Have Drank Poison.
BOTTLE FOUND IN ROOM
Still Unconscious at Midnight in
Hospital?Had Fortune in
Diamonds on Fingers.
A woman of evident refinement and
wealth, who registered at the Hotel Bel
mont. Park avenue and 4_d street, as Mrs.
O. H. Livingston, of Kansa* City, about
7:30 o'clock la?t night, was found moaning
and half conscious In her room half an
hour later. She was only partly dressed
and lying on her bed. The woman was
trying to scribble a note as the maid en?
tered the room, but fell backward in a
faint a moment liter. Rushed to the
New York Hospital, the woman was
worked ovar by physicians in a desperate
attempt to save her life. She partly re?
vived under this treatment and made a
statement, but later lapsed into uncon?
sciousness. She has a chance for re?
The physicians at the hoapltal believe
the woman Is suffering from chloroform
poisoning. A bottle was found In her
room which was believed to have con?
tained some of the drug. She was made
a prisoner, charged with attempted sui?
While the doctors were working over
the woman she regained consciousness
for a brief Interval, and whispered that
her name wa? Mrs. Orace H. Livingston,
of Kansas City, that ?he was a widow,
and had been In a sanatorium in the West
for several weeks.
Mrs. luvlngston wore a fortune in dia?
monds on her fingers, and her clothing
was of fine quality.
The woman entered the lobby of the
hotel and requested the clerk to give her
a room for the night. She did not appear
to be laboring under any* great emotion
aa she waited for a bellbov to ?how her
to her room. She carried a small hand?
bag, but ?aid nothing about any other
baggage coming later.
..bout half an hour later a maid. In
patting through the corridor, heard |
groans coming from the room occupied
by the woman. The maid listened at the
door for a moment, ami then, becoming
alarmed, ahe communicated with the
night clerk. He In turn summoned the
Dr. Peter .1. Gibbon?, the hotel phv?i
clan, was called, and he worked over her
for half an hour and succeeded In partly
restoring her. He said she was probably
auffering from chloroform poisoning, and
when she began to sink again he advised
that she be sent to a hospital.
A dispatch from Kansas City last night
said Mrs. G. II. Livingston was not
NO FACTORIES ON HUDSON
Court's Decision Protects Big
Estates from Encroachment.
A decision that will protect the rich
families living along the Hudson at flast
ings-on-Hudson from the encroachment
of the big factory Interest? has beeu
handed down by the Court of Appeals In
the caae of the Tower Ridge Yacht c'lub
v?. Mrs. Foster l.ymaii Hasting?.
In July, 1506, Martha J. Stout, who
owned land at Hastings having a front?
age of -wo feet on the Hudson River, con?
tracted with the Tower Ridge Yacht
Club to convey to the club lfl?) feet In
width of the waterfront If the club would
pay the expense of obtaining the grant
from the state for the 400 feet and do the
tilling In. The club was to apply for
the grant In the name of Mrs. Stout.
She conveyed her upland and riparian
lights to Bernard Schaeffel, and he in
turn, at his death, conveyed them to Mrs.
F. L Hastings, his daughter.
The club sued Mrs. Hastings to rompe!
her to convey 100 feet of waterfront
obtained by Schaeffel from the ?tale.
.Justice Milla before whom the suit was
tried, decided that Mrs. Hastings must
convey the 1?J0 feet upon payment of the
sum which Schaeffel had expended to
obtn'n the grant, less what the yacht,
club had expended..
The yacht club then appealed to the
Appellate Division, which reversed the
Judgment and decreed that Mrs. Hast?
ings muit convey the 100 feet without Iht
payment, to her of any money whatever,
and without any provision requiring the
club to fill in. except that It mutt as?
sume the obligation contained in tht
state'? grant to flchaeff*?l ,
The possession of the property by the
yacht club prevent? any factory'? get?
ting the land.
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