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Are Halted bv
Fearful of Crisis Here,
Directs Purchases To Be
Made in Open Market
Promise No Improvement
Public Utility Corporations
Have Only Fen Hours*
Fuel Supply on Hand
Federal railroad officials yesterday
recognized the seriousness of the
threatened coa! famine in New York
and the East by issuing peremptory
orders to prevent further commandeer?
ing of fuel in transit.
New York dealers were informed
early in the day that Chairman Spen?
cer, of the Central Coal Committee of
the Railroad Administration, .*ad in?
structed hi? subordinates to purchase
coal whenever necessary at whatever
price they could, instead of continuing
the . practice tinder whicli fuel was
taken by carloads and paid for when?
ever the owner could learn its where?
Rut the car shortage,,which is huid
responsible for the present situation.
whs practically unchanged during the
day. Nobody representing the Rail?
road Administration was able to offer
hope that conditions would improve in
the near future.
Fear Administration's Power
Because of the power th<* National
Railroau Administration still holds
over practically every big industry,
however, heads of corporations that
were in danger of complete shutdown
tor lack of fuel refused to permit their
nnmes to be used in connection with
pleas for more ears. They frankly ad?
mitted that they feared the possible
consequences of alienating government
One of the city's biggest public
utility corporations was declared to
have but a three-hour coal supply last
night. Other such corporations were
within twelve to twenty-four hours of
a shutdown unless the slender stream
of fuel now pouring into the city con?
"Wo are managing to keep goin?; by
purchasing coal wherever and when?
ever we can," said a representative of
one public utility corporation. "We art
going along now with the hope that
warmer weather will relieve the situ?
ation and make it possible to pick up
more fuel or find the lost cars that are
said to wandering in the West and
As an example of the situation con?
fronting practically ail mines in the
Pennsylvania coal tield was found yes?
terday in the car records of one of the
mines near the center of the state.
The tables for the month of January
showed that where the month's output
should have been 18,900 tons loaded
but 10,144 actually found their way
into cars because of the lack of rolling
"I think this is somewhat better than
most of the mines," said a represdrnta
tive of the company operating th.s
mine. "It must be remembered, too,
that our business has been crippled or
seriously hampered because nobody
knew when a car of co.."> was consigned
to a consumer whether it ever would
reach there. If it failed to show up at
the proper time we would begin tracing,
probably finding that it had been di?
verted" to some other consumer, whose
needs might have been considered more
urgent than those of the rightful
Typical Daily Rating
The accompanying table shows the
daily rating of the mine, in tons, as
recognized by the railroad administra?
tion. It is presumed that under nor?
mal conditions the cars to handle tins
quantity of coal would be supplied.
Rattiii?. Loaded. Total.
Januar; i 700
January 2. J,4??<> 16fi 165
January 3. ".100 ??-'.'. TOO
January 5. 2,800 740 1,530
Januarv fi. 3,510 till -.141
January 7. 1,20?"' 550 2,691
January 8. 4,900 71'.' 3.41u
January 9. .r.,00" 269 3,679
January 10. 6,300 623 4,312
January 12. 7.000 Si:! 5,115
January 13. 7,70?' 610 5.72T,
January 11. 8,400 360 6,085
January 15. 9,11 0 S31 (1,319
January 16. 9,800 710 7,629
January 17. 10,500 205 7.874
January 19. 11,200 798 8.032
January 20. 11,900 ?-- 8,632
January 21. 12.00?) 226 .S.85H
January 22. 13.300 ? 8.858
January 23. 14,000 * 8,85?
January 21. 14.7?1i) ? 8,858
January 26. 15,400 - 8.858
January- 27. 1 ?. 10.> 723 9.581
January 28. 16.800 9,581
January 29. 17,500 ?? 9,581
January 30. IK,Con JOn 0,847
January 31. 18,900 297 10,144
One cheering bit of news received
by wholesalers here during the day
was that the Pennsylvania Railroad,
on discontinuing its practice of com
mandeerinp coal, now was taking over
contracts between collieries and whole?
salers, wherever permissible, for a
period of thirty days. 'A profit of IS
cents a ton over the figures provided
in contracts is being paid by the rail?
Shortage To Be Eased
When Cold Moderates
Ten Days' Respite Needed to
Permit Car Movement to Mew
York and New England States
(Vew torn Tribune
WASHINGTON, Fob. 8.?Ten days of
moderate weather will enable the rail
ioad administration to suppy sufficient
tars at Kastern coal mines to meet all
the wants of New York nnd the New
England States that are running short
of coal, it was said officially to-day.
Orders dispatched to regional man?
agers in the Middle West and Far West
to hasten the return eastward of empty
i-oal cars, it was said, are being car?
ried out with all possible speed, but
the severe weather of the last month
?as materially retarded the movement.
Responding to complaints from New
iiork and other states in the East, tho
railroad administration recently au?
thorized Western and Middle Western
farriers to give preference to the east?
ward movement of empty coal cars, and
reports received to-day indicate that
the situation is improving. Moderate
weather, however, will be necessary be?
fore all the cars that are now "frozen
up" in the West can bo moved to the
coal mining regions of the East.
"The threatened coal shortage in
New York is due directly to the
weather, and not to the commandeer?
ing of fuel by the railroad adminis?
tration," one official explained to-day.
"Up to December 15 there were 75,000
tars of coal moved westward to meet
needs there during the severest part
of the winter. Orders were issued to
expedite the return of these empties,
but the lake territory and the central
coal regions then were in the midst
of the winter and the movement of
ears was slowed up greatly. We issued
orders that preference be given to the
movement of empty coal cf4M, but the
severo cold made speedy return of the, |
I stock out of the question. When the ?
strike came the idleness at the mines
resulted in the reserve stocks of coal :
being rapidly consumed, and this in
i tonsifled the shortage. We endeavored
' \o relievo the so-called famine some
. what hy shipping coal by boat from
Hampton Roads, but we have gotten to
I the point now whore Bpecdicr move?
ment of coal cats can only be accom?
plished through B moderation of the
cold. Give us ten days of reasonable
weather and coal will be moved to New
i York and other points in adequate
! quantities to meet all needs."
Boy, Sleeping Sickness
Victim, Dies in Bellevue
Eight-Year-Old Youth Had Not
Been Awake Since Arrival
at the Hospital
"Sleeping sickness" yesterday proved
fatal to Alfred Bucci, eight years old.
.?f 57 Spring Street, who had been suf?
fering with the baffling ?linease since
.January 14. He died in Bellevue
Young Bucci was taken to Bellevue
January IT by a St, Vincent's Hospital
ambulance surgeon and di?'?l without
regaining consciousness. Two other
young patients are in the hospital with
the same ailment, a boy and a girl. It
is believed both will recover. Bucci
was the first "sleeping sickness" pa?
tient to die in Bellevue, surgeons there
: ::aid yesterday.
Sophie Troyanski, eleven years old,
?>f lilt, Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn, who |
has been asleep sine?' Sunday, January
125, is in an unchanged condition, ac?
cording to l>r. Israel Mostkowitz at St.
Mary's Hospital, where the girl is un?
der his care.
Or. James K. Greene, of 1304 Pacific
Street, who also has the sleeping sick?
ness, is much improved. Harold Cohen,
eleven years old, of 32 Casper Street,
Brooklyn, is also much improved.
?39,000 Needed to
.S25,00O Appropriated Only
One-fifth of That Spent by
Buffalo: 6 English Classes
Have Been Established
Mrs. Florentino clutched her pencil
.a determined fingers, bent heavily ovei
:. sheel of school paper, and laboriously
wrote out the words: "1 have an apple."
"Very good, Mrs. Florentino," the
teacher said. It was ?ust as any other
teacher would say: "Very good, Mary"
only when a pupil is forty years ?-1 ?i
and the mother of eight. She must h<
addressed by her title.
"Now you take the paper home and
study it every day until the next ?es?
sor.. Your little bov will explain it to
you if you forget what it means."
The pupil's face broke into proud
smiles. She threw her shawl over her
head and, gathering up her books, was
just in time to join the line of eight
. year-olds, whet: school was over at
Public School 10G yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. Florentino ?s one of the many
foreign mothers who are heitre; taught
English under the New York State De?
partment of Education, in classes or?
ganized in the public schools. Through
I these classes women win? wee used
?'i listen helplessly while their chil
dren chattered in English about their
school adventures are able to ?enter
into the family conversation and to In?
come acquainted with their children's
affairs. The great tragedy of the for?
eign mother, that her children grow
away from her, seen.s to have found a
solution in this simple expedient of
teaching the mother English.
It is an expedient which seems verj
obvious to the officials of the State De?
partment of Education and to the per?
sons actually engaged in the work, but
to the members of the Board of Esti
' mate and Apportionment it has yet to
. be proved.
An appropriation of $39,000 for teach?
ers of English t?> "home classes" is
now pending before the City Fathers,
but has not been favorably reported.
Pressure is being brought upon the
board by the League of Women Voters,
. who are anxious that all women who
; will be voters shall be educated in the
language and various other organiza?
tions of public-spirited people,
The city has appropriated $20,000 for
the work, which is only one-fifth of the
amount appropriated by the City of
. The classe- for mothers were first
started in the women's own homes.
: Mrs. Florentino is a member of the
, first class, which began in the home of
| her sister, where there was a young
| baby who could not be left alone. The
; class prospered until there were ten
members, when it outgrew the hospi?
tality of the Florentino fiat arid the
: move to the public school was sug
"I thought, al first they would be
embarrassed tu tumo to the same school
with little children ?perhaps their own
sons and daughters" said Mrs. L. .T.
; Collins, the teacher, "but it seemed to
appeal to their sese of humor and
they enjny it. I think, too. they be?
lieve they learn more when they go to
the real school. You know, these for-,
eigners have the most profound 're-?
spect for the school and they beliovo
! they will grow up to be as smart as
: their children if they go to the sanio
There ar?? present six such schools
in the city, and the appropriation asked
is required if the number is to be in?
Man Slain by U. S. Agent
Identified as Ex-Convict
Shot by Accident During Scuffle
Over Arrest, Says Secret
Fingerprints of the man slain in a
scuffle, at the New York Central Station
: at 125th Street Monday night by
Secret Service Agent Earl Moore, iden- ;
j titled him yesterday as "Big Bill' Mc
; Guinness, alias William Hart, an ex
convict. Moore was held in $1,000 hail
! by Magistrate Simms in Harlem Court
! for a hearing Friday.
Moore, detailed in the railroad ad?
ministration division, had been as- '
signed to watch for persons suspected
of obtaining transportation on fake
badges and nasst?s. As McGuinnesB I
? passed through the gate he flashed a
| star, pinned to his vest. Moore fol
I lowed and boarded the Albany train
I after him. He approached McGuinness, |
I he says, and asked him about the
"Is this a pinch?'' the operative de
j clares McGuinness asked him.
He accompanied the secret service '
man half way up the stairs, when he ?
stopped and objected to the arrest,
Moore explained that he drew his re?
volver to frighten the man and Mc
j Guinness grabbed the muzzle. The
I pressure, according to Moore, released
j the safety clutch and the pistol was
! discharged about six inches from Mc
The badge McGuinness wore was six
? pointed and the inscription, "U. S.
: Secret Service" punched in the metal.
! Genuine badges of the department are ,
r five pointed and the inscription worked
1 out in filigree. A blackjack, thought
I to have been dropped by McGuinness, I
j was found on the station stairway. The i
j police say h*> served several terms in !
' Sing Sing. I
6 New Yorkers
Got Bio Fees
For War Work
"What Relation Is Between
Cleaning Streets und Con*
structing Large Plant?"
Ask* Muscle Shoals Report
Patriotism Issue Raised
Col, Wagner Blames Air Ni?
trates Corp. Officers for
WASHINGTON, Feb. ,'!. Reckless ex?
travagance in the construction of the
government nil rate plant at Muscle
Shoals, Ala., was charged in a report
by Colonel Fred H. Wagner, formerly
director of operations al the plant, filed
to-day with the House War Expendi?
Of ail evidence presented to the
committee since its investigation ?vis
begun sonn- months ago, the Wagner
chartros went deeper into detail, fill?
ing more than one hundred pages and
touching on every possible phase of
tin- building- and operation ol the $70,
000,000 war project. It was too much
foi Chairman Graham ;<> read in :? day
out he declared the conclusions re?
vealed "astounding conditions."
Wagner relnted what he alleged te
lie the story of Muscle Shoals, built or
the cost-plus plan with war-time spoeci
as tho only consideration. Big items
were put down with little items, run?
ning .-?11 the way from the charge thai
the accounting system was so bad n<
business, however efficient, "could to!
crate it and exist," to tin- tale of th*
head barber in a company shop wh?
raked down five dollars a day extr?
, for changing five times that mud
money flowing into a cash register.
With the hoi?! accusation that ?-vet
in a national emergency patriotism a
Muscle Shoals was forgotten, Wagne
told how In- had protested against pay
in?: .?.'.on tor .-? portrait of Frank S
Wnshburn. of New York, president o
ttie American Cyanamid Company, tie
subsidiary of which, the Air Nitrate
Corporation, had the government con
tract fur the actual building.
Includes Hundreds of Names
The biggest chapter was written un
der tho caption of "Extravagance,
with waste, inefficiency and irregulari
ties placed ncjci in that order in th
wholesale indictment thai include
hundreds of names.
Touching on tie- broad question o
extravagance, Wagner declared the Ai
Nitrates Corporation maintained a pub
licity bureau ;.t the plant that cos
$3 000 a month.
"The only conceivable reason for
private enterprise advertising u go\
eminent owned project," the report d?
dared, "is the export .."ion of comin
into possession of the property, an?
having already thoroughly developed i
being in position to market its secur
"Th-.- advantageous contract and owi
crship of patents," said Colonel Wav
ner, "automatically eliminates any con
pctitors for purchase of the plant."
A ter raking the builders and thei
system fore and aft, Wagner set (low
a si ?le of conclusions for guidance ?.
the committee whose big- task is in trj
ing to lind on? what to do with ;r.
Muscle Shoals properties. Among ti
I al holism i'ori;oll? n
"The attitude of government agoni
toward Lin Ordnance Department ?nd
cates clearly hat even in a nation;
emergency patriotism was forgot'.?
and despit? the contracts promises, e
forts were made to prevent the goveri
mem securing Information needed.
"Extravagance not only was permi
ted but encouraged, despite specil
provisions of the contract.
"Irregularities were common, ai
when they were uncovered it. was a
complished by the government, not 1
"There was unnecessary constru
lion, waste and inefficiency."
In looking over the results the r
port, said it was of inte'est "to paral!
them with the personnel of those r
sponsible," and then ?.'ave the list
officers of the air nitrates corporatio
all of New York, and their duties, se
ary and former employment. The 1;
incl uded :
.). W. Young, resident manager, so
ary, $10,000; formerly Deputy Engine
Department of Water, Gas and Electi
Supply, New York City.
.1. T. Fetherston, vice-presiden
salary, $10,000; formerly Street Clea
ing Commissioner, New York.
R. AV. 1'ariin. engineer of traini
operations: salary, $6,000; formel
Deputy Street (leaning- Commission?
J. 0. Ilammitt, head of communi
department; salary, $7,000; formel
Commissioner of Fire Preventu
E. Y. O'Daniels, treasurer; sala;
$10,000; formerly Fourth Deputy 1
lice Commissioner, New York.
li. Saunders, assistant treasur
salary, $6,000; formerly examiner
accounts, office of Comptroller, N
"Just what could have, been expect
other than the results secured," si
the report in closing. ":i?\n what re
tion is there between the cleaning
New York's street?, the prevention
New York's fires, the running of X
York's city police force and the op?
ation ?nd construction of one of t
largest commercial plants ?n t
Frank S. Washburn, presiden! of I
American Cyanamid Company, in
statement issued here host night, .
dared the report tiled by Colonel Fi
H. Wagner on the government nitr
plant, at Muscle Shoals "was ovulen
made one year ago." Washburn
dared that Colonel Wagner had app
ently since changed his mind, and
proof quoted an extract from an ai
cle which, he said, the colonel conti
uted to "The Manufacturers' Reco
last November. The extract read:
"The operation of this plant in?
than met expectations, with the e.xc
tion of some few minor details wh
can readily he corrected, ami at
time it was ordered closed down
plant was producing nitrate at a r
somewhat, beyond its unit, capacitiei
Washburn asserted that Colo
Wagner was "at loggerheads" with
corporation and with the construct
division of the army which supervi
the construction of the plant.
Mayor to Leave Friday, \'?
llvlan Fears No Hoodoo
Mayor Dylan will lay aside the ct
of his office and override superstit
by starting for Palm Roach on his
nual month'? vacation Friday, tin- 1
The day had been set and will not
changed unless the condition of }
Dylan, who has been ill, defers
The Mayor also told friends he
no fear of leaving city governn
affairs for so brief a period of tim
the hands of hi? Republican collea
F. II. I.a Guardia. President of
Board of Aldermon, who becomes Act- i
?tig Mayor in hi1? absence. Comptroller
Charles L. Craig, it la said, will pro- I
side at the hearings of the Board of
Estimate's (ruction investigation whlU ,
the Mayor is away.
Grand Jury Questions
Mount Vernon Gambling
< atizens < iommittcc Hehl to Huve !
Failed to Prove fUise; Offi?
Tin- Committee of One Hundred,
composed of citizens of Mount Vernon,
has failed to convince tho Westchester ,
County Grand .Jury that the county
authorities have permitted open gam?
bling to flourish without taking proper
measures to suppress it. In a present?
ment returned by the jury yesterday
at Whit?' Plains, its members take oc?
casion to compliment District Attorney
Davis. It says in part :
"Afler weighing th?? testimony care?
fully, we have reached th?i conclusion
that, everything that wus proper and
warranted by the facts hud been done,
and that the gambling cases of Mount
Vernon have been looked after in the |
best manner and handled with consum- j
mate? skill by the duly appointed au?
"In consequence, we find tin* conduct, !
of the District Attorney, Lee Parsons
Davis, has beep guided solely by a de?
sire to perform his duty, that he has |
given the question a great deal of
studious attention and conscientious
work, and that lie has been tireless and j
exhaustive in his investigation.
"We also find that those individuals
who have manifested a desire for fur?
ther probing in this case have failed
to present any evidence, and have given
too great credence to statements made
bj persons who, as witnesses before the ?
grand jury, could not substantiate their j
To Continue Merger
After Rail Return
Combination That Grew Out
of War Efficient and Eco-;
uomical, Official Says;
To Seek Kate Increase;
The American Railway Express Com- i
pany, which came into existence during i
the war as a voluntary organization, of
the principal express corporations for j
operation under the United States Rail- ?
road Administration, will continue un-j
der private operation after the relin
quishment of government control oftne:
railroads on March 1. according to an j
announcement made yesterday by
George C. Taylor, the president of the
It is probable thai the American Rail?
way Express Company will continue to|
exist indefinitely, said Mr. Taylor, as it
irtfers opportunity for more efficient and
economical operation of the various
units comprising it than would be given
by a return to pre-war conditions. He
added that the continuance would rep?
resent iti the handling of express mat?
ter what the United States Postoffice
Department does with mail, facilitating j
interchange of traffic among railway'
companies and having the advantage of
general use ol all equipment and june- j
tion points throughout the country.
There Ins been no definite action j
taker, as yet to continue the company,
said Mr. Taylor, but it is expected that !
it will operate under private control i
as u exists to-day until the ponding
legislation in conjunction with the re?
turn of the railroads 10 their owners,
is settled definitely. As soon as Con- '
gress acts, he said, an application to,
the Interstate Commerce Commission
tor an increase in express rates will be
considered, but it is not known, accord?
ing to Mr. Taylor, whether the increase
sought ici 11 be large or small.
The companies which make up the
American Railway Express Company I
are the Adams, American. Southern,
VVells-Fargo, Great Northern, Northern
and Western Express, none of which,
Mr. Taylor explained, has been direqtly j
under government control at any time.
Niece Granted Divorce
Detective Tells of Double Life
of Her Husband. Wealthy Im?
porter, Living in Brooklyn
Mrs. Rose ('. Dumarest., ?i niece of
Jos? Luis Tnmayo, President of Eeua- |
dor, was granted an absolute divorce
from Rene Dumarest, wealthy im
porter, by a jury before Supreme'Court
justice Kapper in Brooklyn yesterday. I
William Kramer, a private detective, ;
testified that he hud taken lodging at?
the home of Mrs. Emma Rath, a .
divorcee, 401 fi Avenue K, Brooklyn, and j
that, lie found Duinarest. rooming there:
under the name of "Mr. Dumar." Du-1
marest was known there as "Emma's i
fellow," the detective swore, and used
to wipe the dishes for his landlady,
interspersing this domestic service with i
hugs und kisses.
Dumarest and .Mrs. Rath, it was :
brought out, first met at a. summer re
sort in the Catskills. The Dumarests '
were married in Ecuador in 1900. The ,
President of that republic, it was j
stated, is a brother of Mrs. Dumarest's i
mother. Mrs. Dumarest, who lives at j
117 East Nineteenth Street, Brooklyn,!
said she intends to sue her ex-husband
for ,$19,000 she says she advanced for ;
the maintenance and education uf their !
Funeral of Mr*. S. M. Dennis
Here; Buried in Connecticut
The funeral of Mrs. S. M. Dennis,
mother of Mrs. Louis Reed Welzmiller,
Deputy Commissioner of Public Mar?
kets, took place at 10 a. m. yesterday.
Mrs. Dennis died Saturday in the Pr?s- '
byterian Hospital after an operation I
for ansemia, after having received ?
titr?e transfusions of blood. Dr. Louis j
Reed Welzmiller. medical director of i
the West Side branch of the Y. M. C.
A. anil husband of Mrs. Welzmiller,
gave the blood for the transfusions.
Mrs. Dennis was seventy-one years '
old and was active in philanthropy and
war work. She was prominent social- '
ly in the Bronx, where she lived with j
her daughter, at 1463 Bryant Avenue.
Interment was in New Preston, Conn. |
Repeal of Dry
Board Call* on Legislature
to Rescind ItH Action;
Would Put 'Wet' and 'Dry'
Issue to Vole of ? Nop le
Only One Negative Vote
Pleas to Modify Tone ol'
Resolution Fail; Whisky
Urged as influenza Cure
The Board of Aldermen, after a live?
ly discussion of prohibition, at its
meeting yesterday adopted a resolu?
tion*, reported from the Committee on
Legislation, calling upon the Legis?
lature to act in support, of Governor
Smith's recommendation and rescind
the ratification of the F.ighteenth
Amendment in order that the "wet"
or "dry" ?iiiestion may be put to a ref?
erendum. A substitute resolution of?
fered by Alderman R. S. Allyn, of
Brooklyu, which sought to modify the
terse language of the original resolu?
tion was lost.
Alderman Allyn wanted to tone down
the words of the original resolution so
?s to call upon the people to observe
the law until the constitutionality of
the amendment was passed upon by the
I'nited States Supreme Court, and to
have the proposed referendum apply
only to the question of light wines and
beer. His suggestions met with vio?
lent opposition from members of the
committee which formulated the res?
Wanted Tone Modified
Major F. II. La Guardia, President ot
the board, left the chair ttempbjrarilj
in order to ask Alderman Willifel T
Collins, leader of the majority,ft* h?
would not change the wording Ot tin
rosolutio in respect to the decluratioi
that the people, had not had a fair op
portunity to puss upon th? prohibitioi
question, The resolution stated tha
the Constitutional enactment was el'
fected by "taking advanttage of tin
people's forbearance and tolerance at i
time when their patriotic fever lulle?
them into indifference to personal sac
riflco or encroachment."
"It seems to me.'' said the alder
manic, president, "that there is som
misunderstanding as to what can b
accomplished by this resolution, Vu
must bear in mind that we have pro
hibition because of the passing of th
Eighteenth Amendment to the Consti
tution of the I'nited .States. The Stat
of New York ha?l its chance and th
Legislature ratified it, as did forty
five other states, and enforcement law
were passed by the Congress. To thos
laws most of the people of the countr
objected. The Volstead law is unfair
it is vicious.
"Many communities passed rescinc
ing laws, Ohio, for instance, but
didn't change the law, and a referei
clum in New York won't change th
law one hi', and any one who we;
into office on a 'wet' i^.atform is pout
c.Uy dishonest, because he cannc
carry out his platform. The Governc
of another state who ran for offit
on a platform declaring that, he woul
make New Jersey as wet as the A
untie Ocean can't do it. When tl
Governor of New Jersey raised h
hand and' took oath of office he hi
came the Dr. Cook of politics."
Alderman Charles H. Haubert, ?
Brooklyn, asked Major La Guardia
he thought Judge Reuben II. Hask?
was alec ted on a false platform. Tl
Aldermanic President replied that !
Only One Negative Vote
Alderman Collins, replying to Pr?s
tient Lit Guardia, declared that, whi
the language of the resolution mig
be strong, it was just what, the niajc
ity of the committee meant. He d
?lined to change it. Alderman Bru
M. Falconer, Republican, was the on
member of the board who voted agair
"I am tired of hearing criticism he
about the .Socialist Assemblymen
Albany," said Alderman Falconer,
am tired of hearing resolutions abo
Ireland, and ?bou* prohibition, a
about everything except those mattt
which relate to the affairs of N?
York City. I think it is time we a
ended to our own affairs and let otlw
attend to theirs. I vote 'no' ".
Major La Guardia had difficulty
maintaining order during the heat
prohibition discussion. The sound
his gavel was loud and frequent.
called the Socialist Assemblym
sharply to order when they attempt
to inject the issue of the war into I
prohibition discussion. Alderman V
deck, Socialist, ?f Brooklyn, create?:
laugh when he said there had nc
been more than five saloons in his d
trict and he was the "most salonli
Alderman." His constituents were i
interested in prohibition one way
the other, he said. All the Socia?i?
however, voted for the resolution.
Liquor for Influenza
The board adopted the resolution
Alderman Louis Zeltner. calling iif
Congress to so amend the prphibit
law that the sale of liquor might
continued during the influenza t
demie. Alderman Zeltner decla
that "good whisky" was not-, only
necessary remedy for influenza t
pneumonia, but was also a sure p
vontative if taken in moderate do
before a person fell ill.
He had the clerk of the hoard r?
a letter from Dr. Beverly Robins
which was printed in The Tribune
January 31, in which Dr. Robinson I
tilied that the life of a patient sufl
ing- from a serious bronchia! affect
hail been saved "by frequently
peated ?loses of good whisky," wh
had been obtainable only from the ?
vate stock of the physician thro;
the letter's generosity. Mr. La Guai
pointed out that the Board of He?
had the legal power to obtain all
whisky necessary for use during
epidemic. The .board concurred in
appropriation of $80,000 in reve
bonds for the Board of Health
granted the Bellevue and Allied I
pit?is $30,000 in special revenue bo
to fight the epidemic. ?
Today at 12 o'Clock Noon
AEOLIAN CONCERT HALL
Music Week Concert
ALFRED CORTOT, Pianist
and the Duo-Art Piano.
No reserved seats held after 12:15.
A limited number of seats open for
general admission at 12 o'clock.
The Aeolian Co., 29 W. 42d St.
AMKBICJA'H FOREMOST THEATRES AND HITS tNDER THK DIRECTION OF
LEK & 3. .1. BHtTBEJlT
WINTER GARDEN ?AT tomorrow
jr o,.. Internal
?Tth ?ni Ifwsj. Ergs, 8:15.
W?tH "Tii-diiy aiirl Hat., 2:15,
AS YOU WERE
W. of liwajr Ev8. B 00.
day ?mi Saturday. '.MO
CASINO "Mats TO 'lav * Saturday, - 30.
MUS1CAX fOMBIiy KXQllISlTB
? LITTLE WHOPPER
V/ltli VIVIKNNK SEGAL
tal RICHARD BENNETT
W FOR THE DEFEAS?
M0R0SC0 ??LtftS'rf SPECIAL
special s To-day at 2:20
MATINEES > Alio FRIDAY AFT.
JOHN 0. WILLIAMS ITewjMU
EUQENE 0. O'NEILL'S FIRBT FULL PLAY
BEYOND THE HORIZON
A Nitw American Trnnedy In Three Act*.
I LONGACRE Mata To day &" ?at.
COi'tLUt PRICE MATINEE TO-DAY
lay Cotnslodk U Morris tint presoni
"Miss Elliott and new play win."
Laur>nce ?learner in Sun-UeraU
"Beautiful beyond word-?."-?
?(Huron Dnrntort in Koe, Worin"
IN WILLiAM HimiSVTB NJW COMEDT
"Maxine Elliott a vi?ual delight
m new play.
?Itayuiood ttrmm ?? Tritjufnt
"The premiere wa? a triumph
for the ?tar ? * ? did the ?<est
acting of her career."
-St\.->hen Rathbun in Eve. Bun.
"Trimmed in Scarlet"
I First Matinee To-day
Maxine Elliott's ???^ I
Nora Bayes ?&-%&?W"f.
"MY GOLDEN GIRL
Mr. Herbert will < ondm ?.
"HIGH HANK AMONG THE
BREAKFAST IN BED
Thin A. M. and I? Goinjf
to Marry Her Husband'?
Beet Friend at the
ELTINGE, W. 42 ST.
She Feels Like a "Scream.'
Firat Mat. Today?Mat. Sat.
Mat?. To J
(liarle? Cherrv and
! runcliM' I urrll.nnr
In the fumouocoraedjr
"THE RUINED LADY'
Mi T?? ? f -
ADAM and EVA *?th st. s
nr lt?a> Em. 8:10.
Today K Saturday. 2:?0.
'Thoroughly amuslni, capitally acted."?Trlb.
CENTURY TJH*L5J F * iVo lTt . e S
MATINEE TO-DAY. 50c TO *::,00. ..?,?., ?.,?.? **,'..ly??
K.-k aJirl Murria Qest Present ' '" '" * .""
Hay Coinstock wirl Mrrrrl? ()?
and New York
from, the Theatre Renaissance, Pari*.
COMPANY Of 300 PEOPLE?? BCENHS
THE KOKT OK \ HKVI E THAT
'.ROADUA? SO MUCH ENJOYS."?Sun
?'none 34 Bryant Curta
Hats Wed '- >a: Curta -. 2 -v?
3>The Musical Com?iqHil
wuh EDITH DAV
?5EATJ NOW TOC ?\"r3A, M/s ,:-;
? LINCOLN fc WASHINGTON ? ?3THPAY5
CENTURY GROVE. Roof of the Century Tlica
MORRIS GEST MIDNIGHT WHIRL
I-.vs. 11 :80. Host After Theatre Show 'n N. Y
__ SUCCESS OF TWO BEASOT?S, ~
I EAST IS WEST
_ Willi KAY ?AIN'T?.
" ASTOn?Mati. Wed. a Sat. Evs. ?A?.
?ADDICI/ :;:'t'1 SL- ''?"? B'way. IMata.To-iu'w !
UMrlnllm G'lej'1522 Bvs.8:30|&.Sai-,. 2:30.
The Th'ialre Guild Announces
TOLSTOY'S GREATEST PLAY,
THE POWER OF DARKNESS
BKOAIIIII-RST, W. 44 ST.
In "Smllin' ThroaRh.
Mat* Thurs. A Bat . 2 30
HAKIMS. \V. HO St. Evs. 8:*5.
rO-DAT ? .-: ,-. . 2:
KELWYN, W. 42d St. Evs. 3 1!i.
?ONALI) ! PEGOY ? A I PH
BRIAN I WOOO ! " K?iAN
In the te
-Mals. TU-DAY & Sat
' ! , : ? I : , /. ?
Popular Matlnoe To-day. Best Seats SI.
Arthur H a-rrrner?tuln /'res. -
\ Chorus Thiit Outstrip? All
he A M EH I CAN SiNf.ERS
PARK The -
4 S- A?'! /
Mais. To momw & Satur>Uy. Z
To-nlghl ?\< (> M?!?,. TO DAV & Satanl
' HI vor Minos, n
Presenta t!t.t Har
vartl Prw ^riniu.H
WITH .VN ALL STAK CAST
Moves Next Mon. THB
Ki-gs. ?t:45. Mate. To morrow & I
?^ PASSION FLOWER r32?H
FULTON f?ftMFfjY 4)pl- ?r- B'way. Kwrii/is, 8:
?WvmE.ii) I Ma--- To-morrow t Sat.. 2:
Ureutest Luugliinu (.'omedy of All.
MY LADY FRIENDS
Ma Tanie d'Elonf;sur.
??Olli ?3 I r Maia I
s STORM S&?.
45th ut. E?o.'. S <:,.
l'o-mor m & Sal . 2:?o. ?
LAS3' a WEEKS. '
:n -'THE i
>i:i> THE i:i oOD
II se.i I NO."
I ? ?
? . . ? ' LAST WEEK.
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N E W Y O R K * 8
T II E A T R E S
luth Ht. Evk?. ?t 9.
dny & SnturdW. 2:20.
? I> SUCCESS E S
NEW AMSTERDAM^,?? wit"d^
<si Mat. Today
% THE NIGHT BOAT
:? Anno Caluwell. Jerome LCern's Sew T*ne9.
\ Jolly Craw o? SEE-WORTHY Girls
"IT'S A -TOY RIDE."
J1 A RLES DILLING/TAM'S
t Miifiicui Comedy
JV?a\ ?-. 44Ur St. Evgs 8 30.
Mats To day an.I Sat.. 2 -0.
Another Ot?8 Skinner Triumph
Si r-?H/kington Melodic Gem.
'STERDAM THEATRE AT I I :3ri
Cort Theatre **st 48 ?st
, Uvs. 8:15 i'.iarp. Mats. Wed. & Sa:.,2:lC
tiorrow & Sal
in "THE SON
raro Srarbfirouffh and David Belasco
KMCKFRBOCKER. Tfwnj. 38th St Brs S 30
MATINEES TO-DAY & SATURDAY. 2:15.
VICTO? HEIUIEKT'S Br.-^t Musical Play,
HENRY MILLER'S ,??S??5S
I'lttronaRf of Mr
Harold : . >v< nrmicfa
CREATORS 0? h'SW
art m ?kmm
70 MEMBER;- 01 N ??
!: ?? - 0
IV o ? so h n u
>rtl?i- \ji Baron Ojie?(?;-a.
John Charles Tin,mas.
Wild? Bennett, Star Cast MATINEE TO-DAY.
COHAN & HARRSS ^f^:
Kv.--. 8 4,">. Matinees To-do}' aiui Matura*)-, 2.;;0.
^ .? ABSOLUTE DRAMATIC TPWff?Hl
DAVID BELA8CO present?
?NA GL?IBE ? "THE G0LD ?
Kvgs. S 4 .
1 ' rs "One Night in Rome"
\ Masterpiece In Play t'onslruction.
?AETY. B'way. 1?J
HUDSON Booth Tarkington's
s-v t,. "CLAREKCE"
Wed.&Sat..2:2(1. . w?mM?iiwai
'?ltest I.ljfht Comedy Ever Written by
nn American."?Heywood Broun. Tribune.
Thurs.. Fob. j. Spl Mrft.
Kjrrar I ?gram . Martinelli. ;
. i: --'
Iliiij Dittrrfly. j
thur?. .. 8. ClTOpatra's Night \ '?-.*
H.irrol'J. Cond., !'j;i' Coq d'Or, - ?ir.
dellus. Qalll; ])taz, Didur. B In U lamJqi
Frl. at I? Lu JuIv?. 1'ui ? v Gill!:
i aniso, Harrold, Mar ; r
Sat. Mnt. at 2. Riqele'.t.. I! GordOBi
Hack? ?:. I1- Laica. S rgu
Sat. al Double Bill. ; : : L Oraoolo.
Easton. Ar.l.r,. n.,/ -. . ... Paglianl.
\l ./..?? CKnii Al ato Cond
Next Mon. al S. Samson ., t'.? ?la .?
Camto, "Jai i. nos, VV ?-,
Wod. :n j Carrnxn l'ai G?U.
Maraur-'.li. ? -i/t- u. Botiller. C . I IJ
rhurs., h.b. 12. Special Mat., . i H to ?).
t\l?)A. S[ "''''' M-'. Amato.
H ABI) Ma \ l'iA'.u LsKO.
H Ai. Mts.Wi-d.ftSat.
Mr. & Mrs. CoburD "The Better 'Ole'
To-morrnu & Saturday.
: I STREET
I.EE KliKDICR Present?
Sir Oliver Lodge
At CARNEGIE HALL
Mon, Eve., Feb. a, 8 :?0, and Tues.
Mat.. Fob. 17, iit 3:30
"The Evidence for Survival"
Friday Morning, Feb. 13, at 11 o'clocR
"The Destiny of Man"
Thurs, Morning, Feb. 19, ut ll o'clock
"The Continuity of Existence"
Tickets, 50o to 13.GO (plus tax)?
Now on snlo at Carnegie Hall Box
AT SHUBERT THEATRE
Hat. Morning, Feb. 11. at 11 o'clock
"The Reality of the Unseen"
Sun. Eve.. Feb. IS, at 8:30
"The Structure of th? Atom"
Mon. Mat., Feb. 16. at 3:3?
'The Continuity of Existence"
Tickets $1.00 to $2.50 (plus tax).
Sow on balp at Shubert Theatre l$ox
Sir Oliver Lodges American Tour ?s
undM- th.? ux?:luHlve manasoment of
LEE KEED1CK. 43T Fifth Ave.,
Manager of the World's Most Celebrated
TO-NIGHT at 8. "Jjnni.rur lip Nctr? Sam?."
liaa.iai., Dufranue, Uuburdeau, Warner?, 2>i-'0'
lay, Lazzari, Defrifn? Cond L'ha? a
Thur?., "La Stnna.-n'jula." Oaill-Curcl, Si'hi??.
Laxzarl, Darcb. Trerisai Coi I ?'? ?.-.?'A"*
Frl., "Fall?an.' 1'... sa. s l>r?r<>'<J.
sharlow, I'k?. ika. I . Col . SiarinustL
Sat. Mat.. "Louise ' Gard l-'oi.talne,
ClaL-?afui, Dufrannc. i
8a?. Nlght. "Boheme." Herborl Boncl, l'a'
loskft, Hiiulnl. Laztari. Coud , D? A::se ?s.
Mon.. "Thals." Qarden. Kon-?i?is. Dufranne.
?lucia.-' Galll Curd, ?old, Klaiini
?La Gioconda.-' Ilaisa, Dolri. ?a?etS.
j:. Gordon ?'. nd . Marlnuzti
Sunday Niant Concert? N. V. Hippodrom?.
NEW YORK SYMri?ONY
H K? C8 ?T\ ? |-?i %?i J? \# -i- '< Aeo,iu,, ,,!?11- s?<?. Morn.
Moss- BROADWAY ?f ?. SYMPHONY CONCERT
?Si??* DANGEROUS HOURS?.??raun,to^r?r
"PARDON ME" x-ippWLus},:>a\.,r?medJr'
With 12 Girls. | Aeolian Hall, Sunday \l(
, :. at n.
.;,'v 8. HI I.
50ULAN HALL, To-morrow Afternoon at 3
Piano Recital by JOHN
St. S. E. Macmillen. 25 W. 42. M. H. 3426.
rketa 760 to $2. Stetnway Piano.
Aeolian Hall, Sat. Aft., Feb. 7, at 3.
Plano Recital by MEltWlN
Mgt, Ijoudon Charlujn. Mason * Haiulin Piano.
PB. 1 . Keith'? |
B'way, 4Tth Bt
Mats. Dally, ftMl I
R?. F. Keith's
B'way A 96?1 St.
St. A B'way.
? K L L E ti A K F. R
Wir,. Srtabury ?t (ju
M?hlln(rnr & Meyer
Dorothy Shoemaker <& ?"o.
Howard &? (,'lark Revus
KKKOAN* & EDWARDS
? ais at H.)\ l ?tu-.
SHKI1..V T E K R Y
IHGA.V & nATMOND
BROWNING St DBNNT, oth?
& NORMA TALMADOE In
"A Dnuglitir of 2 World?"
LOEW'S New York Theatre & Roof
tout. 11 A. M. to 11 P. M Boot to 1 A. M
WM. RUA8ELL, "The Valloy of To-morrow''
Loew's American Roof &%& ?*l
"SAILOR'S REVUr v Shiltotl I ill ?.,.,
"FATTY" AR8UCKLE. "The Garaie" J Rtserred
UES. EVE., JFEB. 10, at 8:15, Citrneeie Hall
teethoTen Choir, Eantany and Samaroff.
1r?t N?>w York prrformanre of the Rach
itiiunon* Choral Symphony, "The Bell?.'*
ololsta IUNKLE, A. HACKETT. PA1TON
Da. Foa. World.
ciOST '.Nt ii 0???,'. POO* ?
liAWAiAs mm m
,100 PLOP LE - ORCHtSTRAofSOaV
Seats on aale tor S week?
W OR. LOS CREATE^.
AEOLIAN HALL, This Afternoon at 8.
PIANO RECITAL BY MOLME
Mgt. Tlaenswl & Jones.
In "Double 8d?b<m1."
Rl VO LL?5r HEMTK A
DOUGLAS MaelEAN ?F*
DORIS MAY In "What'?
Your Hu>l?afld DolnpV"
ADMISSION $1.00. MATINEES ">0r.
Side Show*. Animait?, Aortal A?tr<. H?C?
Divina;. KrrakH, mu?
ALL STAR CIRCUS FEATURES
Including World'? Fumou* Wrestler?,
STECHER, CADDOCK, ZBYSZKO.
l>lr. Jack Curley * Preeman Hernsteia,
COLUMRIA. B'way & 47tU St. Twli-o l>ai!y?S?*
rURLE8QUE WONDER SHOW. at?
WIIL ROGERS ?
"Water. Watet BmM
??.U?,- ?? o limuT ?'??*?
?IrnnJ By???hoiiy On*