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BETRAYED BY CAT
pvre in Own Cellar Ready
for Match When Prowl?
ing Tabby Scares Him.
POLICEMAN STOPS MIS
DASH FROM HOUSE
lale cf Burglar Vailing. Youth
Finally Admits Setting Fires
(O Tose as Hero.
Ill acones of tenor, which
naal r.-rr. : nl minds. K?\e
t. ...- ?,- . ass..he twiatod
.. ? , | leaoian was
..,,-.. ? aplaaaUon
. j ,, | . . rlaui Area that
tt^t .,.- :es of Harlem tana?
, . -s in the last month
-,,, .--* . - placing ?
iiaa*i against ?1 ??' I ' v' >,; no '
.- f? lit danger of death amid flames ,
1.1 ?ai han< ? itarted h' loi gad I i E I
Mid Patter, ai apparentlj
i hai It scenes
k In fear.
. tM ? of a black cat that
..T,m | which re
. |, . ? s manta.
It had ere; t early yesterday mora?
? iam the baaemeai
? sjtatn w ti i tiered floors two doien
. .. ?
t .,? t - thai ard father slept. He
los??i the Stain with kerosene, and
ajes treated la '-he ?ame v?y a pile of
kdkejaal ? ' ah In a coal bin
-., r a mutch. At this
* fateful footfall of
>ka< ptn ag blach cat or. some loose
??eres, The youth fled in terror, and
.ft he came face
-e with a 1 W "'an.
Borflar, He Tell? Patrolman.
v ? ? | 'richtend
-? had presi 'gfl
., pm - tudden
;fc,-. *- ?- ? bouse; but In bis
,?,.,.. he overstepped
I am '
A? r, ? ?- i etory 1 le .-'nant
ira Joyce, of thl I re Prevention
F.'?i of the 1>< '? ha<1
:ir-*-'-i ? | ' : ?? I Hateno
? -. him and I
that rr?:1.- ? ' ?*"?' *r<*
?ad tffti an il r bed
faca Joyce ? to coma 1
? earest |M - ' ? l ? ?hen
Mars'- a Bl the Fureau of 1 Ire
latest gal sd tl sm.
Fetter told - 'ale a^ain with more
lohdl that ~.ace gspir.K Inconalitenciei
:n t;e ?'.cry s- | Increaaed the sus?
picion cf hil ll tem gatore. Sometimes
rt i; ? ' | said he saw in
??e '"cuse as a burglar, at others he
callad lia I M explained
mrefall* l tat he was afraid 1
lecaaai bos I rat on
sad ? partner, as I ? -
"Wi. frald to po down
t if you weren't
Petti ? red a ? came con
' i ? ? ? ? ? , h u t t h e
aero ? worse be
? - -'ory.
? n you
(in \our o*.
a ?ood ??
Hero at a Fire He Started.
i a bin,
. ??? aitod. 1
?- ?' -
? of the
u,, ' lerous
? ., ? this served
,.rt.*" ' r, and hi
i ?, ? tkei ? ?
? on to the
? ? ?
? '? of the
TnjiaRes I awyer to Free T
from Charge of Plotting to V
Cktongo, J?i- U rvraaon D. Up
whoae ?.?n?, Irving ami Herbert,
feeoed to plotttng to mordes kl
?rrk *?,\ annonneed to <i?y after ?
'ng them at the county jail that li*
torglvoa tkom ami hail aagogod a
>rr to defend them
"I love pen an.) your mother 1
you," he Is reported to bave ?aiil t<
sons. "It hurta us hot h to have
kef. We ?VOnld rather die than
you ?uffcr harm, 'i ut you had b?
remain here until public StionUo
dirocto4 elsewhere l hn\e no re:.
ment toward eltkot of \ou."
"Wo r ay kovo to remain hire
lia montha," ?aid Herbert.
"Welt, the discipline ?ill do you l
good." tn? fatker replied, "It l? a 1
to -n\ . hut U ?ill be a pood
aen to you.
Thr Cp.like brother?, acrordin?
eonfen Ion . as Rt> en out by
j lotted not only to kill t
' ?? bu1 s M 'heir mother and
;<r. m erder to participate more ev
n theli parents estate. Upd
sr., i.? reputed a millionaire.
BLACK HAND NOTE
LAID TO GARDENI
('. Krokaw's Employe Accu?
of Threatening to Kill I ami!
if $36,000 Was Not Paid.
Frank ktyolua, a Bokeraion garde
employ?, i by Clifford Brokaw a'
Glen Cove home, The Elmo, "n*
yesterdoy, el arced with send
'.etteis ?,o his employer tkrentoning
'..'e ..f Mr. Brokaw, lis wife and yen
?on if 136,000 wo? not paid.
. wa? nrif?*ed by Chief of
'.ice McCokiU, of (lien ("ove, who,
listed by operutoj? of a dttec*
agency, ha? been keeping a <-':
watch on Myska since the holida
. the first let'or was received
Mr. Prokaw. Wl at was conside
convincing evidence to the operat
and the Chief of P lice wa? dUcovoi
two week? ngO, A letter alleged
have been written by Myska. *>
found on the floor < f a moving pict?
tre at Glen < ?^>'e. In it the wri<
and for the mon
It ?a? s:gned, "Th- Plack Hand."
it he ?? Mr. Broke? thoiif
could < ade payment by run.ii
away hi? wife ana young son would
Robert Chelea Bern, one of the opi
theatre with My?
ght 1 for? the letter was four
It wi ? to th? Broke? home a
? ?? compared ?? two letU
Mr. Brokaw. The han
writing, according to chief IfcCahl
?a? very similar. More of Myaki
handwriting wa? obtained by Pern, w
:ed him to ana?er a "help" advr
?-??? h Tiowspaper by a wealti
' jrster Pay.
When arrested M y ska protested th
Ja Ige William
Luyster re? m to the dien Co
'TIS THE CHURCH THAT
RATTLED POLICE VOICE
Protestant Edifice No Place fc
Rehearsal. Says Skelly.
Police Commissioner Woods, on di
covering a short tim? ago that thei
were operatic and ragtime ?tars amor
I li mon, *ormed a glee club to brin
out the talent. Nine of the men gaM
?rod Tuesdoy morning In St. George
Church, on Stuyvesant Square, for a ri
?ral hours lr^er. red-fared an
? ble, trey were in the offic
of Inspector .lohr. Dwyer. The inspecte
. .i ?gru? ted hi? verdict:
\ ? efiy, I want to tell you th?
' v? ... '? giv? anything better tha
an imi'ation of a barnyard chorus or
tomcat back fence leronsde, you'll a!
?resting the city's time -you'll d
your rehearsing poundmg the pave
? ,?? ? "
Crestfallen, they fled out, thei
? ?. '?'.ike Ske itteringi
"Ho . i ? ' expect a Skelly to sin
I Protestant church '?'"
27 CLOCKS IN BAG
TRAP RIVER PIRATES
Marins to Awaken Boarder1
Stolen from Cars on Floats.
After a six months' chase, detective
from Long It-land City CBUght Georg'
night. He carried i
iuaplelou? looking bag. It contalnei
ty-seven now alarm clocks.
"I run a boarding house," ho ex
? dock? ?111 make mj
? .:? on time."
Xrr, I to a brok< n fr? gh
at the foot ol >i>.t;
. th? detective?
ivered a neat of rlvei
. who live.- nt 207 Eoal
reet, and William !
-, of I 01 UV ? 186th Street, weir
? iil for the grand jury.
In tht.r rooms Captain Graham sayi
???.ves found several hundred
? r?h of loot, including V e
on? and more alarm
. ,.s, which had been ?tolei
? % the m a*( rfront Rep
. - of several milroo !
. ?. have been invited to th* Long
. islfiin: I ? . ..'iiiuarters to inspect the
610 FIFTH AVE
servie* 40-*"0 TV?'"
per S. S. Lafayette
| Gowns Suits Coats
the besl Pari? models, which, with OUI
own original creations, complete an un?
usual display o? achante Spring modes.
S. Atoran & (Ho.
FIFTH AVENUE-MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK.
TELEPHONE 7000 MURftAY HILL
Ipverythlng for the American Riviera
?s displayed .?m the departments devoted to the outfitting o? Wenn en
and! Masses. Smart Suits for Trave..,Promenade and Sports wear;
dainty Frocks for every occasion; I flats that express Fashion's tatest
word; Coats, Wraps, NegHgees, Blouses, Neckwear and a?. the acces?
sories o? the fashionable Southern costume.
Traveling Bags, Dressing Cases, Hat Boxes, etc.
A clvance Styles In Women's Coats and Wraps
for the rapidly approaching Spring season are shown on the Third
Floor, E\cry ?ate development of fashion finds tasteful expression in
the smart Outergarments assembled, among which are Coats for
sports and genera', practical wear, made cf checked woo] velour,
? cashmere suede, gabardine and ether favored fabrics; and Travel
and Motor Coats featuring ah the most desired and desirable ma?
1,200 Pairs of Women's
High-cut Lace Boots
in black gunmeta? ortahcalfskin,
will be placed en sale to-morrow
at $4,75 zzr pair
this being a decided concession
from the usual selling price.
/Women's Shoe Department,
of Choice Dress Satin
to commence to morrow (Mon?
day) W2.2 comprise
40-inch Suede-finish Satin
et S 1.65 ?Q-yz~<~
Included are twenty fashionable
shades? as weh as white,
ivory and black.
(This Sale offers an exceptional
pure h a s i n g o p p o rt u n : ty )
of Mar vex 01 oves
Just received from abroad,may be
accepted as indicative of the
correct glove styles for
the ensuing season.
Marvex Coves 'made by Tre
fousse et Cie.,Chaumont,France)
are essentiahy gloves cf quality,
for the weh-dressed man and
New Tailored Suits
for Women's Spring Wear
are now ready. T'r.Q selections
include a number cf chic models
which are exclusively reserved to
B. Altman & Co.
7"r.Q prices are moderate?
Advance mode's are now dis
played in a carefully-chosen se?
lection which includes everything
that is new and smart in mourn=
Ir.g styles and materials.
Hats, Neckwear, Cloves, etc.
M g u r.' : n g S tat i o n e ry,
All purchases will be shipped
"repaid to any point in the
United States, or to Foreign Pos?
sessions. ^'r.Q methods c? ship?
ment are optio: al with B. Altman
& Co. and no Use , its a~e al?
An Extraordinary Sale of
lich ?has been arranged for to-morrow and Tuesday
and wd?? foe held in the Imported Lingerie
Department, on the Second Floor, will
present very unusual values an
Envelope Chemises . . . 1.85, 2=85, 4.25
Drawers. 1.95, 2,75
Petticoats. 2 25, 2,95, 3.75
French Hand-embroidered Lingerie
at the si nc time, be offered at these special prices:
S3.95, 2.75, 3.75, 4.25
1.75, 2,35, 2.75/ 3.25
11.35, 1.75, 2.35
?.-Z-o?, ?iv^j ~eyD
2.25, 2,50, 3,50
An Important One-month Sale of
is in progress, Universal price advantages are beeng offerer" ir
PERSIAN, TURKISH AND CH?NESE RUGS
embracing a very great variety of weaves and sizes, The
remarkably low prices at which these Rugs are now quoted
will remain in force throughout the month of January
A Special Offering in the Oriental Rug Department for to?
morrow (Monday) will consist o?
Oriental Saddle-bag Pillows specially priced at $3.75
New additi ns a : e : o nsl a n t y sinj m a d e to the assortments?!
Household and Decorative Linens,
Blankets, Comfortables, Etc.
:: Special Sale curing the current month.
THIS WEEK THERE WILL B : ?' -
IN THE LINEN D 1 ?? ?TMEN '
Linen Damask Table Clot .
each . $2.75, 3.50, 4.25 to 6.50
Linen Damask Napkins
per dozen, $2.75, 3.75, 4.25 to 5,75
Turkish Bath Towels hemmed,
~er coien, ^?.^~>, :?o.,, ?.=o.y c- o.^'u
Madeira Luncheon Sets, hand
scalloped and har . eml ridered;
consist:: g cf 13 ?.eces [24 inch
centerpiece-, six 5-inch and six 111
inch doylies) zqt set,
f? / - ~ ?? / -V
?N THE BLANK -TDEP TMI
per pair . 50, 5.50 to 9M
Satin finisl Bedspreads, with
Single size . eac i 53.00 & 3 .'?
Do able 8 se i eacn I ':' .
Crochet 3::- sp rea? s eac . ! I
Cotton-filled . . eac ;
Cotton Hllec. wit i figi
top and plain border . eac i A 0
A limit?e nun. be o Wo<
Comfortables sateen covered, at
the very special f :eof . $3
Muslin Sheets and Pillow Cases
iow Cases, with niai: hem,
each . 22c, 15c, 20c. to 28c
Sheets, with plain hems,
eacn . 45c, ?5c, 6~c. to $1.10
A Special Honday Offering
of Novelty rietal Laces
o tat:ons, in solid effects cf gold,
silver cr steel, and in combina-?
tons cf metals with colors.
Tnese haces, which are much ir.
demand for the adornment of
dance and evening gowns, will be
marked at the greatly reduced
SS::., 51.35, M0 to 5.50 per yare
Ai Important Special Sale of
Cotton Dress ?Fabrics for
to morrow will consist of
20,000Yards of Imported (i
Printed Cotton Voile
-. resenting a great variety of at?
tractive cesigr.s (simple are.
elaborate) cr white, tinted, ar.c
darker-colored grounds, which
wi33 be offered at the abnc~mially
low price of
24:, pei yard
? s Sal : is rna ; s possible only by
an unforeseen opportunity to
:??'. ir especially advantageous
du ret si ?
Spring Modes for Misses
are already being displayed in the
?Departir : Second ?loor.
Among t sre Tailor-made
Suits of distl ?ion; Afternoon
I test ? . I : ' -' tic I spfl ehng;
ar '::'.?: ' ? ' -.:? ' - " - l:roc/:s
. ' . cf
?? v - - ~- -?<-^p /- ?"aptos.
^ - - - - ft - - - - - - - - *~ - ? - - ?
Dainty Frocks and Smart
Suits for the Girls & Boys
F THE 3RAD JATINO CLASSES
;:;...; cf the sneer white rabrics
that are at once so appropriate
and so ^fi'z.:.:. v\ with anc with?
out accent IS ::1 embroidery
z.~. '_. i?ac."
s :: .'.ue se~;re that will im?
mediately appea. . . :e hoy who
likes . feel that he is wall
Curls' anc Boys' Dep'ts,
Sen - .oo:l
Special Salespeople will, if desired,
be retailed to accompany patrons
tot -.esto ? ;'c 4: :l;:".:s- e a: Iments;
or gcois will be assemb ed for
- ^: : e : a p: ivate showreoin.