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Scattered by the
War Are Sought
Hebrew Aid Society Sends
Two Members Abroad to
Aid Work on Behalf of
Relatives iit America
Will Bring Them to U. S.
Literacy Test Denounced
by Assistant Secretary
of Labor and Senator
Tho Hebrew Sheltcring and Immi
grant Society of America, at its elev
onth annual meeting, held yesterday^.
afternoon at the Lexington Opera
House, bade farewell to two of its mem?
bers, who depart January 28 for Eu?
rope to hclp find appro.ximately 100,000
relatives of Jewish families scattered
by the war and reunite them with their
kin in this country.
Announcement also was made that
the old Astor Library building in La
fayette Street had been purchased for
nciministrative purpose? in accommo
dating Jewish immigrants, many of
whom are expected to be found by the
men going abroad. Police reserves
were used to turn away 3,000 persons
Beeking entrance to the meeting.
30,000 Jews Registered
Already 30,000 Jews have registered
with the society asking assistance in
finding relatives torn from them by the
war. The work of reuniting families
will be headed by Leon Kamaiky, vice
president, and Jacob Massell, honorary
secretary of the society, assisted by a
staff of S0 to 100 helpers.
The first effort will be made in
Poland. A list of lost relatives has
been prepared \% towns-. Agents of
the society will visit towns all over
Europe, attempt to find relatives on
their lists, render them any financial
aid possible and assist them to come
to this country.
Assurances that the immigration
laws of the United States * will not
operate against these oersons have
been given, it was statcd yesterday.
At present the "literacy test" is a
nomina! bar, but the high degree of
literacy among the prospective immi?
grants will overcome that obstacle, it
The old Astor Library was purchased
from the New York Public Library
Association for $325,000, according to
a statement by Harry Fischel, treas
urer of the society. He declared the
lot and building are worth $700,000. A
mortgage of $255,000 will be carried on
the place and reconstruction costing
$75,000 will be made before the build?
ing is taken over on May 1.
Statistics of Society
Statistics cited yesterday regarding
the 100,000 persons to be sought by the
society showed that their 30,000 rela- I
tives in this country have a capital !
wealth of $73,880,000, or $2,796 per j
capita, and possess government securi
ties worth $10,689,840, or $356 per
capita. Some 12,000 of them own busi
nesses, 7,230 own real estate, and 19,200
are members of fraternal organiza
tions. The average weekly earnings
of the 30.000 were estimated at $62.
The society itself has a membership
of 100,435, an increase of more than
15,000 in a year.
Louis F. Post, Assistant Secretary of
Labor, enlivened the meetine with a
deT.unciation of the "literaev test" as
applied to immigrants. He also de-'
fended Secretary of Labor Wilson for
his interpretation of the immigration
Senator W. H. King, of Utah, a mem?
ber of the Senate subcommittee on im?
migration, aiso denounced the "literacy
test," and ureed an Americanization
program among immigrants to show the
difference between free government
Duel Fought in' Street
As Woman Looks On
Police Alarm Stops Fight After
Ten Shots Are Fired;
Two men approached each other
at Seventcenth Street .and Ninth Ave?
nue last night came to a halt about ;
forty feet apart. Each drew a maga- !
zine pistol from. his pocket and began
to blaze away. About ten shots had
been fired when the sound of a police
whistle brought the duel to an end,
both marksmen fieeing. A woman who
bad been watching the encounter with |
interest also ran.
Patrolman Jablonski, of the West
Twentieth Street police station, found
Edward Kcnnett, of 458 West Eigh?
teenth Street, panting in a candy store
near the field of honor and picked up
a magazine pistol not far away.
According to the police, Bennett had
in his pocket a spare clip of cart
ridges which fitted the pistol. He
was loeked up, charged with viola
tion of thc Sullivan law.
Thc- police believe that the woman
who ran away had something to do
with the duel.
42 Taken in Gambling Raids
Alleged Roulette Palace in the
Police gambling squads invaded The
Bronx yesterday and raided three
alleged gambhng houses. Forty-two
prisoners were taken, but all save four,
who were arrested in a Juxuriously
furnished apartment at Kingsbridge
Road and 230th Street, were released.
Thr-hu men were held under $1,000 bail
each in .Morrisania Court for exami
They gave the names of Frank
Thomas, 18 East Forty-ninth Sw-et
William H. Mackey, 270 West 123d
Street; Albert Klein, 222 West Twenty
fourth Street, and John Owen, of
Newark. Mackey and Klein were Raid
?o be lookoutn and the two others
'oulette operator*. Five players were
released after their names had been
PershingAsked Here Jan. 20
Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske,
prefcident of the Army and Navy Club,
announced yesterday that the organi?
zation would give a dinner at the
Waidorf-Axtroio on January 20, to
which CeneraJ Pernhing and a num?
ber ot other ranking army and navy
officers have htcn invited. Invitations
afiso have been *ent to Lieutenant
G?ti*ral fioiitrt. Let Bullprd, Major
<*en?r*U Dfltrid C. Khanka, Clarence R,
Edward*, John Y, <>'Hyitti and Robert
/'.)? nandcr; Brigadiei Generals W. J.
Nicholaon, Harry C. Hale and Douglan
McArthui, Admiral Robert K. Ooontz
ar.d ilsaf* Admiral* H"nry T, Mayo, W.
H. Hiffin, 4nmi'? N, Glennon, John T.
McDonald, and K B. Ueher. j
Lenine's Envoy and His Secretary
l-oiawig <j. A. &. Martens (right), Bolshevik "Ambassador" to the
United States, and Santeri Nuorteva, his secretary, at the Russian soviet
headquarters in Washington.
Police Accuse Fourth Boy
ln $50,000 Firebug Thefts
15-Year-Old Leader of Gang, Alleged to Have Fired
50 Brooklyn Houses asCloak for Robberies, Says
He Had "Swell Chance to Lift Hylan's Wallet"
Alfred Michel, fifteen years old, the
fourth member of the gang of boys ac?
cused of setting more than fiftv houses
afire in Brooklyn in the last three
iionths to make opportunities for steal
ing from nearby houses, was locked up
yesterday. His arrest was due to the
:onfession made by the three boys ar?
rested Saturday night?John Meyer,
Michael Dooley and Charles Pappa.
Michel's home at 131 Noll Street is
iear those of Pappa, Meyer and Dooley.
Fire Marshal Brophy and Eugene
Sheils, Deputy Fire Marshal, devoted
the entire day to examining the three
fifteen-year-old boys at the Children's
Society and Pappa, sixteen, who was
held in the Gates Avenue police court,
and comparing their statements with a
list of incendiary fires. Fire Marshal
Brophy said last night that the four
boys had started more than fifty fires,
causing more than $50,000 damage, but
no injury or loss of life.
Helped Rescue Children
Mrs. Mary-Mantell, of 462 Knicker?
bocker Avenue, where Detevtives Barry
and Woodle caught three of the boys
baturday night while a fire was in
arogress, called at the Wilson Avenue
3olice station yesterday to say a good
word for Pappa. She was struggling to
?et her children, Samuel and William,
lown the smoky, crowded stairway in
the house, she said, when Pappa seized
the children, placing one under each
?rm, and carried them to the street.
Another incident in the alleged in?
cendiary career of the gang was re
vealed by Meyer. It was December 14,
about 11:30 a. m., he said. He was
watching the progress of a fire he had
kindled in a millinery shop at 1457
Broadway, Brooklyn, when Mayor Hy
lan, on his way home from the"Church
cf Our Lady of Good Counsel, stopped
to watch the fire.
"He stood that close to me I coulda'
got his leather easy if that was my
line," the police say Meyer told them,
adding, "He told the firemen they
was all right an' doing good work."
Firemen said the Mayor had com?
mended them at that fire.
-Meyer, although only fifteen, under
sized and backward in his studies, was
the head of the gang, the police say.
Detectives Barry and Woodle reported
to CaptaMi -Moriarity that Meyer was
in the ungraded class at Public School
162, St. Nicholas and Willoughby ave
r.ues, while the other bovs stood high
in Public School 145, Noll Street and
Accused as the "General"
It was as though some quirk of
Meyer's character had turned all his
faculties into wrong channels, the de
Bronx Tailor Shot
Dead by His Wife
Mrs. Porretto, Mother df Five
Children, Says Husband
Threatened Her Life
Jaspar Porretto, a tailor, of 2268
| Washington Avenue, the Bronx, was
! shot to death by his wife Frances yea
I terday morning in a hallway next door
I to their home. She said he had fol?
lowed her there after threatening to
Mrs. Porretto was arrested a few
minutes afttr the shooting by police
I man Thomas O'Day, of the Tremont
Avenue Station. He had been sum
'? moned by Josephine, a fourteeh-year
old daughter of the Porrettos, who
ran from the house when her father
threatened to kill her mother.
Mrs. Porretto says that in the morn
! ing her husband ordered her out of
the house, 'and said he ?^yaa going to
shoot her. When her daughter pro
tested the father threatened to kill
her also. Mrs. Porretto ran to the
; house next door, where her mother,
Mrs. Mary Daidon, lived, and obtained
\ a revolvcr.
She met her husband in the hallway,
! and, according to her story, saw him
place his hands to his back pocket as
l if to draw a pistol. STie fired, ,<he
! says, in sclf-deiense. A revolvcr and
! a knife were found in Porretto's
The five children of the family, rang
ing in age from six to fourteen years,
i were turned over to tho Children's
Reserve Woman Arrested
Mrs. Mary Mauer, of 157 North
Fourth Street, Brooklyn, a member of
the Police Reserves, was locked up
last night in the Bedford Avenue police
Station charged with going to the home
of Herrnan Weber, a scrjeeant in the
police reserves and using her billy on
Mrs. Mauer said her husbsnd had
told her that Weber hnd b?en making
statements that reflected upon her.
Mr/,Jauer siso is a member of the
tectives said.. His ascendancy over the
other boys was marked. and he was the
one, according to the police, who
planned and directed the campaign.
Meyer told them, Barry and Woodle
said, that after he had "covered" the
South Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Bedford,
Stuyvesant Heights and Ridgewood sec?
tions of Brooklyn pretty thoroughly he
hired a horse and wagon one Saturday
and devoted the day to driving about
and selecting profitable fields for
\ The boys were always home early
nights. They never "played hooky."
The fires which they have confessed
to kindling were always set Saturday
As soon as windows in the neigh?
borhood were filled with heads, indi
cating that little attention would be
paid to what went on inside any of
the houses except the one that was
on fire, the gang, according to the
police, would start operations. They
would sneak into one of the houses,
try door after door and enter every
one that yielded.
They did not bother with silver.
They seldom touched jewelry, having
been fooled once or tvvice by impres
sive-looking pieces which turned out
to be imitations. Wallets and women's
shopping bags, the police say, were
their chief spoil. Experience taught
them that these were to be found
most often in the sleeping rooms of a
flat, a fact which facilitated sneak
thievery, as, if the flat was tenanted
at all, its occupants always were lean
ing out the front windows while the
bedrooms generally were in the rear.
The harvest complete, the gang ?spi'd
straight to the top floor, opened the
scuttle and departed by way of the
roof. They would assemble behind a
chimney several houses away from any
that they had ransacked and as each
one gained thc rendezvous he would
empty his pockets of the wallets he.
When all had assembled the wallets
would be emptied and the contents
divided. The money, the boys told the
police, was spent on candy, cigarettes,
motion picture shows and shooting
.Meyer is said to hnve declared that
he had been "in the game" since April,
when the Hoboken police caught him
at one of his early essays in that city.
Hc still was on parole as a result of
that arrest, he said. He and Dooley
and Michel will be arraigned to-day in
Children's Court, Brooklyn. Pappa was
held withoul bail on suspicion of arson
for arraignment to-morrow in the
Cates Avenue police court.
Memory's Door Remains
Closed Against Dr. Brand
Son of "Dr. X" Still a Stranger
to Him; Woman Says He
Boardcd in Trenton
LAMBERTV1LLE, N. J., Jan. 11.?Dr.
John L. Brand, the amnesia victim, who
was identified yesterday as a retired
physician of Boston, missing nearly
three years, is still unable to recall
the events of the past. His son, Lieu?
tenant Commander Charles L. Brand,
of Philadelphia, spent the day with him,
but will not scek to move him until his
Christiana Luparies, proprietor of a
boarding Jioukc at 232 East Hanovcr
Street, Trenton, declared to-day that
Dr. Brand had lived at her house fot
ten months prior to December 22, us
ing the name of Charles Mnllem. Hc
iread voraciously, she declared, gettiny
I books from the library on astronomy
|and other sciunces, some of which wer<
! printed in Greek.
i Although frugal in his mode of life,
jher boarder always had plenty of money
j and never failed to pay for bis room in
| advance, sometimes with a $50 bill. He
j disappeared December 22 without a
word of cxplanation. That was thc
! day that Dr. Brand was lodged in jail
! here as a vagrant and when his anony
! mous career as "Dr. X" began.
K. of C. School to Open
The first civil service school of the
! New York chapter of the Knights of
! Columbus will be opened this evening
at the parochial school of the Church
of the Holy Name, Broadway and
Ninety-sixth street. The school is
open to men discharged frorn the arm.v
and navy and will have room for at
least 600. Applicants may register at
any time during the day.
? ? i..
No Rest for Census Takers
The census eniimerntors wore out in
full . force yesterday to list rnen who
could be reached only on Sunday and
to finish their task in the allottod fif
f.een days. A high total was reaohed,
with Brooklyn well in the lead of the
boroughs bv approximately 200,000, lt
Is expected the Brooklyn total will
Wood Wants to
Oust 6Reds' as
Must Have Americans in
Control and Iriject More
of Human Element, He
Tells Passaic Throng
Would Deport Radicals
Crowd Cheers "One Looked
Upon as Likely To Be
Next President of U_v S."
"We must see to it that labor is
given American leadership instead of
'Red' leadership," Major General Leon
ard Wood told an audience of 2,000 in
the auditorium of the Passaic, N. J.,
High School yesterday afternoon.
General Wood was the chief speaker j
at a mass meeting to usher in a drive
to raise a $500,000 building fund for
the Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A. and Pas?
saic Boys' Club.
"We have got to inject into the, sit
uation between capital and labor a lit- j
tle more of the human element," he |
| said. "We will have to look after labor j
with a friendly care. We cannot allow
the 'Red' element to remain among us. i
We can rid ourselves of the 'Reds'. ?
We can deport the alien and the citizen i
can be dealt with in the courts.
Americans Must Run U. S.
"America must be run by Americans. !
There is no room for the red flag in ?
America. If you see a red flag, smash
?a must down the 'Reds*.
As to the newcomerB to our country,
'etn Us take hold of them more care
tully than we have ever done. Let us
get them before the 'Reds' get them."
\ General Wood urged higher salaries
for school teachers.
"The teachers are the real founda
tion of Americanism," he said. "Th*?t
foundution must not be shattered by
?\5 not rece?ving sufficient salaries."
The general voiced gratification at
the strides woman suffrage is making.
Predicts Further Gains .
"I am glad to see the women are
coming into their own," he asserted.
"They will come to a point where they
will dominate the men?I mcan to the
extent of bringing them out to the
polls," he added, smiling.
He urged earnest support of the Y,
M- C-.A. by the residents of Passaic,
declanng his personal observation had
convinced him of the good work it and
kindred organizations had done at
home and overseas.
"They accorded to the soldiers," he
said, "care and attention, spiritual con
solation and comforts which were good
for them. I know that the army men
appreciate what these organizations'
have done, and I know that the folks at '
home realize it and will surely back'
; them up."
General Wood made no mention of
his candidacy for the Republican
nomination for President, but Mayor
John H. McGuire provojted applause
when, in introducing him, he referred
to the general as one "looked upon
as likely to be the next President of
the United States."
Acting Governor William N. Runyon
; was another speaker.
-? - -.
j Rumors in Jersey
Have a 'Dry' Bill
| Governor-Elect Edwards, at
Least, Has Delayed Final
Decision as to Course in
Fight for Beer and Wines
j TRENTON, Jan. U. ? Rumors that
: the Republican majorities in the State
| Senate and Assembly plan to take into
I their own hands the question of pro
| hibition legislation at the very outset
j proved of absorbing interest to-day to
| the Democrats in general and the close
? advisers of Governor-elect Edward I.
I Edwards in particular.
Uncertainty as to what the Republi
; cans intend doing has caused the Ed
| wards forces to postpone until after
j the Legislature convenes Tuesday noon
. the final decision as to their own
Mr. Edwards does noi take office
! until a week from Tuesday, so he will
have ample opportunity to get a line
on the Republicans' program before he
puts the finishing touches on his mes
It is an open secret that the Gover?
nor-elect has not yet determined how
, far he will go in recommending legis
: lation to "legalize" beer and light
| wines. If the Republicans should draw
! their own prohibition enforcement law
| and make a caucus measure of it, Ed
i wards would bc in a strategic position
1 to urge radical "wet" legislation and
j blame the Republican majority for
| balking him in carrying out his cam?
paign pledgo to "make New Jersey as
'wet' as the Atlantic Ocean."
Some politicians profess to believe
that the Governor-elect, seeing no
j other way out of the dilemma in which
j his pre-election announcements hav*
placed him, would not be displeased
altogether at such a turn of events.
With his election as President of the
I Senate Tuesday, Clarence E. Case, Re
j publican, of Somerset County. will suc
j ceed William N. Runyon as Acting Gov-'
i ernor, holding the office until Edwards
| assumes the Governorship a week later.
Case is counted upon to sign the
wing-clipping bills, protecting state
] boards from summary removal by Ed?
wards, that the Republican legislators
have deceided to rush through during
the first week of the session.
| Gov. Burnquist Indorses
Gen. Wood's Candidacy
' CHICAGO, Jan. 11.?Governor J.
A. A. Burnquist, of Minnesota, in an
I nouncing to-day that he had accepted
| a place as member of the Leonard
j Wood National Campaign Committee
from Minnesota, gave out a formal
statement in St. Paul indorsing Major
Gercral Wood for the Republican
nomination for President.
Two additional members of the
Wcod national committee were an
j nounced to-day at the Wood head
i quartors. They are Alien B. Jaynes,
; Republican national committeeman
froni Arizona, and John C. Greenway,
also of Arizona, who served as a'
colonel in France during the war.
Dies at Son's Wedding
Brooklyn Man, Ahout to Speak
to Bridegroom, Falls
Michael Montefusco, sixty vcars old,
of 94 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn^
"ropned dead Jast night in New Plaza
Hall, that borough. in the sight of ftOO
guests who had assembled to see his
Bon,.L<so murricd l? Angelina Banero.
jhe father was approaching the
bridegroom to speak to him when ho
totterud and sank to the floor. The
ceremony was postponed.
Formerly A. T. Stewart <? Co.
Store hours?9 to 5
Broadway m Ninth, A1
This is January 12!
The weather today will
probably be fair.
was engaged upon his own portrait
and asked his intimate friend,
standing by, for his opinion of the
The reply was, "It would be
better if you could keep to your
own portrait, but you seem to be
trying to improve upon your
There is a great deal in the
manner of bringing truth for
ward in such a way that it is not
overpainted and made ineffective.
After all, the public is the jury
which has the casting vote.
Very few individuals have any
true sense of invention.
And your own shadow often falls
behind you late in the day.
Strength, sagacity and a straight
line are the safest in the long run.
of the pink
and white sale
This carefully - planned
event ends next Saturday,
January Seventeenth. It
has had a very successful
very low prices
Corsets, three models, at
Imagine finding a corset,
of good materials, with real
stays, garters, "an' every
thing" for only $1.25.
One is a pretty pink corset of
figured material, with elastic in
set at waistband. . . Another is a
plain pink coutil, with elastic in
set at waistband. . . The third is
a pink coutil finished with a little
Brassieres and Bandeaux,
eight models, at 65c
Strong brassieres, trimmed
with imitation linen lace and
good embroideries. . .Pink ban?
deaux that are very pretty.
Third floor, Old Building.
Scarcely any more than
small sizes, in spite of the
fact that more material is
Good looking gowns as low as
$2.45. A comprehensive collec?
tion at $2.95, $3.95 and $4.95.
Very well made corset covers
and drawers; some finished with
lace, others with embroidery. At
$1.25, $1.45, $1.95 and $2i95.
Surprisingly pretty are the
straight and envelope. So many
styles to select from, too. $1.95,
Practical petticoats. Large
array at $2.95, $3.95, $4.95.
Large and roomy. Beautiful
materials. Fine snowy white
nainsook. Laces and embroi?
deries very carefully selected.
Everything made for comfort.
Some of the styles are the trim,
strictly-tailored sort. Others are
trimmed with laces.
Third floor, Old Building.
Charming things in pink
"and white at very little
prices?for Miss 6 to 14
crepe, at $1.65; two models; one
plain white, tailored; another
with a pretty printed flower de?
PRINCESS SLIP, $1.10 to
$2.95?plain styles finished with
neat casing to hold dainty rib?
bons. Others finished with em?
broidery and others laces.
COMBINATION SUITS, $2.25
to $3?ever so many pretty
styles. Embroidery and lace
trimmed. Beautiful materials,
DRAWERS, 50c to $1.95?
good assortment at their moder?
?iIoF1IC0ATS' 7r,c- 8r'c ?nd
$1.25?the sort rarely found at
Third floor, Old Building.
at savings K
From one of the best
known manufacturers of
hosiery. You'll recognize
the brand at once as perhaps
the most desirable hosiery
16,922 pairs are "sec?
onds." Some slight imper
fection bars them from the
perfect class, but doesn't af?
fect their wear or good ap
pearance. Among them are
some of the most liked
grades, especially in silk
hosiery for women.
756 prs. women's mercerized
lisle; "seconds" of 95c
Mock seam leg, seamless foot,
high spliced heel, double toe, sole
and heel and double top. Black
3,480 prs. women's s silk
stockings, "seconds" of
$1.80 to $2.15 grades,
Plain black, mock seam leg,
seamless foot, mercerized cotton
top, toe and heel, high spliced
double toe, sole and heel; black
and Havana brown. And mock
seam leg, seamless foot, em?
broidered clock, black with white
clox; mock seam leg, seamless
foot, cotton toe, heel and top.
2,328 prs. women's silk
stockings, "seconds" of
$2.10 grade, pair..'.$1.15
Pure silk, seamless foot, mock
seam leg, mercerized cotton top,
toe and heel; black, white and
3,790 prs. women's silk
stockings, "seconds" of
$2.66 to $4.15 grades,
Some all silk, full-fashioned,
mercerized toe and sole; some
with mercerized sole, toe and
heel; top plain weave in black,
white, Havana brown and gray.
And some fancy embroidered,
drop-stitch and openwork clock,
with mercerized cotton top, sole,
heel and toe. A few lace stripe.
1,116 pairs fine lisle "sec?
onds" of 45c grade, pr. 25c
Fine ribbed hose, white and
1,428 prs. "seconds" of 45c
to 55c grades, pair.. .25c
Mercerized cotton, with turn
over cuffs; some plain,.some com
binations. Sizes 4% to 9.
1,152 pairs "seconds" of our
75c grades, pair.35c
White mercerized lisle socks,
fancy turn-over top.
240 pairs "seconds" of 80c
Silk, with mercerized lisile,
fancy turn-over tops, mercerized
cotton toe and heel.
516 prs. silk socks, "seconds"
of $1.35 grade, pair. .65c
Mercerized toe and heel and
turn-over top, in white, pink,
772 pairs of mercerized lisle,
"seconds" of i 85 grade,
Wide and fine rib, in black
only. Three for $1.
Main floor, Old Building.
$110 grade, $69 each
Rich, silky rugs in the darker
tones that are so widely sought;
5 M x3 % feet to 7x4 feet size.
12 Chinese rugs,
$275 grade, $189 each
Fine quality, in beautiful
shades of blue, tan and old
rose; size 9x6. feet.
In view of the general
scarcity of fine Oriental rugs
for the last four or five years
and of their consequently en
hanced market value, one
would naturally expect to
find them now marked at al?
most prohibitive rates.
Third Gallery, New Building.
The rugs in this Sale?
$94,500 for $71,500?are not
only priced below what the
market calls for, but they
are priced considerably be?
low our own minimum fig
ures. This does not mean
that they are as low as they
were in pre-war days, for
that is out of the question.
It does mean that they are
marked at less than any rugs
of the kind can be bought
for today, probably any?
where this side of the Darda
They make an impressive
show in all the glory of
colors and diversity of deco
rative ideals. *
Les Galeries Belmaison
The three small galleries of Belmaison will be
used for exhibitions of applied art. At present we
are showing in the large central gallery a very fine
painting by Gerard, a presentation scene at the court
of the Empress Josephine. Gerard only painted a
few group pictures, this being one of thirty-two which
In the same gzllery there is a magnificent Queen
Anne carpet with peacock feathers in the corners and
a snuff colored field, patterned with the most graceful
garlands^ of English flowers. Price, .$8,000.
A sculptured Queen Anne elephant (sighed by,
"C. J. Spooner, carver"), is also shown in this gallery.
This elephant has an opening in his back for a vase
in which branches of leaves and flowers may be
placed. He is carved out of walnut of beautiful pa
tine. His trappings are of gilt. ?
In the small gallery at one end is shown a set of
wall paper which is called Scenic America, designed
by a Frenchman about the middle of the 19th cen?
tury. This is a reproduction of an original set of5
great value. It was one of the papers made in the
ill-fated factories of Alsace-Lorraine. So far as we
know, the wood blocks from which this paper was
printed were destroyed in the late war, and it there?
fore has a very great documentary importance.
In the other small gallery is shown a set of 18th
century wall paper painted in the Chinese manner,
which came from a historic old house, Dease House,
at Port Arlington, Ireland. It is very rarely that a
complete room of old wall paper comes to America.
This room is particularly fine. The price is $5,000.
A very important collection of Early American
and English Furniture?
RARE EARLY AMERICAN HADLEY
CHESTS, A SIX-LEGGED HIGHBOY, A
FINE MAHOGANY HIGHBOY WITH
TWO CARVED SHELLS AND CLAW
AND BALL FEET, A BEAUTIFUL CHIP
PENDALE BED, THREE BILBOA MIR
RORS AND OTHER ANTIQUES
formerly the property of Mr. George S. Palmer, a
large part of whose collection is now in the .Metro?
politan Museum, New York.
Fourth Gallery, New Building.
which have given good music to thousands upon
thousands of Americans in good American homes.
Founded in 1838. Used by LINCOLN.
Two styles of upright pianos. $650 upwards
Three styles of upright player-pianos. $1,026 upwards
Two styles of grand pianos.?1,050 upwards
Founded in 1849. Now in 114,000 homes.
' Two styles of upright pianos. $595 upwards
Two styles of upright player-pianos. .. $850 upwards
Two styles of grand pianos. $925 upwards
Founded in New York 83 years ago.
Three styles of upright pianos. $475 upwards
Three styles of upright player-pianos. $700 upwards
Two styles of grand pianos. $855 upwards
and the SHONINGER
a piano added to the
Wanamaker Roll of
Honor because of its ex?
cellent musical qualities.
Founded in 1850. One of
our most popular pianos
Three styles of upright
Two styles of upright
Ready for immediate delivery *
ConvenietU terms on all
PIANO SAliONS, First Gallery, New Building.