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50 to 75 Yrs.
Men Who Held Up Trolley
Cars Plead Guilty and
Begin Long Sentences
82 Hours After Arrest
One in Court on Stretcher
lodge Telle* Them Highway;
Robbery Is Antiquated, I
Then Give?? Limit Terms
ELIZABETH, N, J., Feb. 2S.?John
tni Char".?.?* krebs and Martin Snan
,; .. ?>] men, who have been
n County for three
months and have admitted participation '
?> ? score of robberies, were sentenced
to from fifty to seventy-five year? e.ich
in prison here to-day in the Union
County Cuurt of Common Pleas.
Sentence was impo: >d early^ in the :
?Afternoon by Judge Carleton 1?. Pierce. :
It was about eighty-two hours since
the highwaymen, trailed by blood lost
by Charlea Krebs, were arrested afier
an attempt to hoi,i up a trolley car
sear Hillside, which was frustrated
n, a passenger
. ? ? - ? revolver.
Charles K irried into
0n a si He is a patient in
the Eli sab I : ? Hospital and the
physicians attending him have th>* yet ?
removed the shal
jaw when he called on the trolley rar j
passengers to "put 'era up." The t -*ee :
men took their punishment without so I
much as blinking, and befoje 1:30 ;
Shannon and Jchr. Krebs were on their ;
way to the state's prison at Trenton. !
??You have gor.e back into history ?
]?o year? to commit your crimes," said |
Judge Pierce in imposing sentence.
"The flays of the highwaymen have !
vassed. In these times of quick com?
munication ear'y arrest is certain. The
wonder 15 that you escaped so loner. It ,
was foolish not to see this. Others will ?
be foolish if they fail to see it.
"The law denies citizens the right '?
to carry firearms in self-defens?. ?
think t.h.a* the maximum punishment ;
should be imposed. The sentence of I
it on each of the fivr i
:: - you .r..i each of you be ton- ?
state's prison at rs.rd
labor for ess than ten nor more!
t.'ar. fifteen years, the terms to run;
\ :. ncurrently."
The prisoners were sentenced for1,
. up a one-man trolley car near
Sprir.grieM. X. ,7.. Docs-;. ?olding
up two similar car-? near Summit, V
J., January 25; holding up six motf?r
n Clark Township January L?>; |
seventeen occup nts >f three ;
b biles near thi Golf
- .- three
in East Rahway, N. J., Feb-j
' ' included in
Leon . h :ch they rr nde !
W Iter tfield and :
? 'these oife-n . es ?vas de- ?
Captors of Car Bandits
Divide $1.500 Reward
>pecinl Deputy Sheriff and
Polier Chief to Share Cash
Offered by Jersey Townsmen
\ ?TH. X. J.,Feb. 28.?Rewards
iting more than $1,500 for the
.?ymf- wh *
? ; Union County since last
December are to be divided as a r
f'f the capture, Sat irday morning, of
Charles and John Krebs and Martin
Shannon, the three mer. who were taken
after their attempt to hold up a Morris
County Traction Company car near
Hillside Bhortly after midnight, Friday.
A reward of $500 for the arrest and
conviction o: the bandits was offered
by the Freeholders of Union County.
A reward of $1,000 was raised by aub
Bcription by ibeth Chamber of
will r ?
Krebs, and Police
Hopkii who ? railed
the rr. ? the scene of the at?
tempted hold-up to a shanty in Kenil
worth, where they were captured. Rec?
ommendation to this e'Tect will be made
to the Board of Freeholders by County
Prosecutor Hatfield. The Chamber of
Commerce probably will be guided by
the action of the board in dividing its
Court Sets Aside Gouled's
Con\iction for Conspiracy
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.?Convictioi
in >,'? 7.- York of Felix Gouled for con?
spiracy to defraud the government in
connection with contracts for army
clothing ar.j equipment was. in effect,
set aside to-day by the Supreme Court.
The court held that papers in
Gouled's office which were seized by
jovernrr.ent agents without a search
warrant should not have been used
against him as evidence and that the
verdict should be reversed on the
ground that this seizure violated the
Accused Bandit Put on Trial
At the Bedside of His Victim
Court Transferred to Home of Aged Man Who
Was So Severely Beaten It Was Feared He
Might Die Before Giving His Testimony
Judge Louis Glbbs. of the Bronx
County Court, yesterday moved his en?
tire court, the prisoner at bar, officials.
Assistant District Attorney Chapman
and police officers to the home of
Paoli Lamatto, 533 Tinten Avenue, the
Bronx, when Lamatto was declared too
ill to attend court as principal witness
against John Me;, er, ?H70 "\-.rk Ave?
nue, on trial for robbery in the first
Five ?automobiler''were used to carry
the witnesses, officials and coiut para?
phernalia, and court was reconvened at
Lamatto's bedside. The witness testi?
fied that he had been held up at the
point o\ s revolver by four men on the
morning ?if March 19, li>20. at the plant
of the Metropolitan Tobacco Company,
4583 Park Avenue, where he was em?
ployed as watchman. Lamatto said
the men threw a blanket over his head,
tied him and threw him in a corner |
while they opened the office safe and ?
stole $,^.200 in cash and Liberty uonds.
Lamatto. who is an aged man, told his !
story between gasps as he sat propped ;
u p : n b ?.' ?I.
cause o? the unusual departure
by Judge Gibbs was Lamatto's pre-;
carious physical condition. This was
reported to the court as such that he!
Ship Men in Search
For Pier Grafting
Edward Hatch Jr. Returns
$20,000 ?Check to Pros
crutor. Directing Money
Be Given to Charities
The Whitman investigation ?g.?f al?
l?e' : irregularities in the letting of
citj ; :ers continued yesterday.
William Chilvers, assisting ex-Gov?
ern V Whitman in his municip.? j?ves
tigation, questioned several steamship
men connected with companies that are
alleged to have had contracts for va
Manhattan piers obtained only
through political influence.
Mr. Whitman interrogated several of
ficials of steamship companies that
have passed out of existence during
the last six months.
The check for $20.000 which had been
sent to Mr. Whitman by Edward Hatch
jr., to be used in defraying expenses
of the Whitman investigation, and
which was returned to Mr. Hatch by
ex-Governor because he found that
id sufficient funds without it, again
its way Into his hands yesterday.
Mr Hat.*h returned it to him with the
that ' be distributed equally
among several institutions that he
named in his letter.
These institutions are Dr. Fischer's
Sanatorium, the Columbus Hill Day
M ursery, the Placing-out Department of
the New York Nursery and Child's Hos
pital, the Alice Chapin Adoption Nur
s i..-, the Brooklyn Nursery and Child's
tal, St. John's Guild and the
Creche, Englewood, N. J,
Mr, Hatch suggested that Miss Marj
Arnold, executive secretary of the Ba
Welfare Association, be asked t?
the distribution. Mr. Hatch, ir
tter to Mr, Whitman, said thai
had donated the money for a publi?
and wanted it to b" used foi
lie good in ore way or another.
In connection with his return of th<
check to Mr. Hatch upon learning tha
inds for the grand jury inve^igatioi
; would be forthcoming from othe
! sources, Mr. Whitman said:
"I wish to express publicly to Mi
': Hatch my appreciation of his inter?s
I in the work undertaken by the gran?
Liquor Is Water; $5,000
Out ; Tiiree Under Arres
i Contractor Says He Bough
Three Barrels After Sampling
Robert Rockwood, thirty-two year
! old; John Baldwin, thirty-one, an
?James Jenkins, thirty-one, all livin
; at the Lucerne Hotel, 201 East Se?
Unty-ninth Street, were arrested la1
' last night on complaint of Jos?:p
Lath, a contractor, living at the Woo?
s cock Hotel, charged with grar
larcei ; .
weeks ago Lath entered in
,- ns with the three men, 1
?'. for purchase of t'r
barre sky. After sampling tl
liquor through a tube, he says he pa
0 for the consignment and had
delivered at a warehouse, where lat
investigation proved that he had boug
five barrels of water, none too fres
At the time of the sale the men :>
? alleged 4o have been living in a hoi
! in the vicinity of Fifty-ninth Strc
I and Broadway, but they are said
1 have moved several times since.
Milk Value -
~~? assured yon in
Bordens Oracle A milk.
Produced and handled
with the most scrupulous
care, its high standard of \
puriiy and richness is
Our repret?ni&?rve wi7/ ie?
you about our Grade A service.
might not lire to testify against Meyer i
unless his testimony could be taken j
There was a dramatic scene as the
attorneys and court officers gathered
about w Lamatto's bed. Meyer, the
prisoner, was seated in a chtiir on one
side of the bed and Judge Gibbs on the
other. Assistant District Attorney
Chapman questioned Lamatto from the
foot of the bed. Lamatto pointed a
shaking linger at Meyer as one of the
robbers. The prisoner denied that he
was present at the hold-up, and La?
matto became excited by the proximity!
of his former assailant. A physician in i
attendance urged that the examination
be made as brief as possible.
Lamatto's testimony occupied some- ;
thing over an hour owing to the weak- j
ness of the witness. The old man has \
been bedridden for several months, his
condition being held partly due to the
violent he suffered on the night of
William Buckner, manager of the to?
bacco company, resumed his testimony
after the expjidition had returned to
Mr. Buckner swore that the $,^,200
stolen from the safe had been his per?
sonal property, deposited overnight ftor
Meyer, who pleaded insanity at the j
opening of the case and had been de- ?
??!:?re(? ~nne by a commission appointed
by the court to examine him, smiled :
throughout the hearing and insisted
that the witnesses were "all wrong."
Another Million to
Council Announces Gift
From Foundation to Aid
Children Suffering From
Lack of Food and Clothes
It wa*> announced by the European
Relief Council yesterday that the
American Relief Administration, one
of the constituent bodies of the coun?
cil, has received a contribution of
$1,000,000 from the Rockefeller Foun?
dation, in addition to $1,000.000 from
the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memo?
rial Fund ami $1,000,000 from John D.
Rockefeller, jr., previously announced.
This fund is contributed solely for
food and clothing for children in
The following statement accompa?
nied the gift of the Foundation:
"The secretary of the Foundation
spent the summer of 1920 in Centra!
and Eastern Europe, making a first
hand stutfy of the situation. ?le was
deeply impressed with the efficiency of
the organization which <_bas been ere
ated under Mr. Hoover's auspices. It
represents the maximum of self help
on the part of the countries concerned
and a minimum number of Balaried
American administrators. Every penny
of American money is expended for
f id. It is a satisfaction to contribute
to a work which is so wisely an 1 ef?
"The trustees were further in?
fluenced to contribute to the children's
fund by the conviction that at this
time the American people h^-e an op?
portunity to demonstrate then- genuine
interest in the welfare of children who
arc the victims of a catastrophe 'oi
which they can in no wise be he! I re?
sponsible. In the midst of sharp differ?
ences of opinion about ?conomie and
political policies it is possible for all
Americans to unite in preserving the
lives or safeguarding the health of
3,500,000 European children in both Al?
lied and former enemy countries."
Signs Alien Property Bill
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.?President
Wilson signed a bill to-day providing
for the return by the Alien Property
Custod(fen of property ' seized during
the war and which belonged to women
citizens of the United States and the
Allies wno married enemy subjects be
i fore the declaration of war.
For Her Cousin
Mrs. Lattimer Says Her!
Father Prescribed Mcdi-j
cine Alleged To Be Chlo-j
ral Hydrate for Patient
Parent Contradicts Story
Prisoner Flires Lawyer as
Grand Jury Inquiry Is
Arrange?! at Syracuse |
ftjirrirtt Otupatch to Th* TV'frun?
SYRACUSE, N. Y, Feb. 28,-Mrs. I
Alice T. Lattimer, the nurse arrested i
in New York Sunday night in connec?
tion with charges made by her cousin !
and patient, Mrs. Ruth Crawford, to?
day denied responsibility for adminia-j
tering medicine containing chloral ?
hydrate to Mrs. Crawfc i. She said the
medicine had been prese.bed by her
father, Dr. William D. Townaley.
Mrs. Lattimer was arrested in New
York on board the steamer Arapahoe
when she returned from Jacksonville,
Fia. Thia was after the police here
had found Mrs. Crawford, who is sixty
eight years old. strapped in bed at her
home and after chemical analysis bad i
revealed poison in a bottle found in
the room. Attendant nurses said they
had given Mrs. Crawford
the contents of this bottle at Mrs. Lat-1
Dr. Townsley to-night said that he j
had not prescribed for Mrs. Crawford
lor a year and a half and that Mrs. Lat?
timer had been in complete charge of
the case in this time. For more than
six years, he said, Mrs. Crawford was a
patient in the doctor's home and during
part of that time, he said, he knew
nothing of what was goinj on in her
room. He said he could not recall
ever prescribing chloral hydrate for
Mrs. Crawford. This was used some- |
times for quieting hysterical persons, :
he explained, and he admitted that his j
daughter had told him on occasions
that Mrs. Crawford was in that condi?
No charge has been preferred against
Mrs. Lattimer by the police or District !
Attorney Malpasa and no decision has j
been reached whether they will oppose
her effort to obtain her freedom on :
$5.000 ba.il. -Mrs. Lattimer has engaged !
May Question Mrs. Cm*? ford
The District Attorney will have Mrs.
Crawfoi'd examined, both mentally and
physically, and if she is able to appear ;
will take her before the grand jurj to
repeat her charges of being strapped in '
bed and having her feel tied to the bed i
posts. Because no definite crime has
been charged, it is probable the grand
jury will take up the matter as a John
Doe inquiry, leaving it to the jury
whether a crime has been Qmmitted
und what persons are involved.
Mrs. Lattimer was taken direct to Po?
lie?' Headquarters when her train ar
rived here and was questioned by Chief
of Police Cadin.
It was during this conference that
Mrs. Lattimer, according to Chief
Cadin, said that her father had pre- I
scribed the chloral hydrate '.'or Mrs.
( raw! ord
Judge William S. Former, of the
Municipal Court, is expected to be |
called as a witness in the case because j
he conducted the trial last year of a i
suit brought by Dr. Towsley against]
Mrs. Crawford for board and car?' while '
she was in his home. The suit is said ;
to have caused a break between Dr.
Towsley'and Mrs. Lattimer. and when
the ? in was #way from home Mrs.
Lattimer moved her patient to Mrs.
I Crawford's own home, next door.
Patient Attempted Suicide
'ir;, ? ? "ford '? day *a id 1 . '
ears ago she tried to kill herself bj
. tying the straps around her neck, but
was unable to pul! them tigl I
"My suffering was unbeai .
declared. "I used to beg her '1rs. Lat?
timer] to give me a pill to put me out
? of my misery.
"When I turned over my morcv and
' property to Alice she said she would
i take care of me as long as I lived. I
. told her to take it and bo happy and
to leave mo alone. I haven't any
? clothes. If I were abte to leave m;
; bed to-day I should have nothing to
wear. All the money I have in the
1 world is one penny. Since Alice ?
taking cure of me* I have had three
new night gowns."
Sale of Laces
Made by Hand
COMMENCING TO-DAY, TUESDAY,
we will place on sale our large and
exclusive assortments of Filet, Filet
Antique and Irish Laces ? just the
Laces so greatly in demand for Gowns,
Blouses, Neckwear, Lingerie, and Chil?
dren's Wear. Also the wide Filets for
This assortment consists of Filet Edg?
ings and Insertions from the narrowest
Picots up to 8 inches wide.
18c, 28c, 50c. 75c. $1.50, 1.95 and
Heavy Filets, 10 to 20 incties, $2.95
to 9.50 yard.
Irish Picot, $1.25 dozen yards.
Irish Edging and Insertion (21 z
inches wide) to match, $1.95 yard.
Owing to the great popularity and
extremely low prices of these Laces an
early selection is advised.
Fifth Avenue ^__^ 34th and 33d
New York | __IJ\ Streets
U9?. Trad? Mark
Elusive Gunman Kill?
Italian Feud Arbiter
Dissatisfied Disputant .lelievrd
to Have Take? Revenge liy
Assassination in Street
Joseph Granatelli, forty-six yrars |
old, of 225 Chrystie Street, well '??
in the Italian quarter of the citj
to the police __ ''The Peacemaker," was
shot and killed a few doors (roi*\ his
home by an unidentified o
shortly after midnight last night.
Granatelli, who run a poolroom at
219 Chrystie Street, closed the pool?
room at midnight last night and walked? ?
down 'he street to his b?>me, Accord
?? to witnesses, as Granatelli passed
1ST Chrystie Street two shot? were
:ir?-d. Granatelli fell, an.I when the
nearest witness reached him he was
Police summoned from the Fifth
Street station took ten persons to the
police station, whT?? they wore ex?
amined by detectives from the Italian
squad. No description of Granatelli's
assailant was obtained. Shortly after!
the shooting a double-barralled. sawed-1
off shotgun was found in a blind alley.!
According to detectives of the Fifth
station, Granatelli was widely
known as an arbitrator in Italian feud .
'I he police believe that a party to a
reei'iiL feud was not satisfied and
40 Columbia Sophs Miss
Dinner at Freshies' Behest
200 Lower Classmen Take !
T??em Prisoner in Subway
Only the strong and the fleet among
thi ophomore class o? Columbia tlni
attendcd their annual dinner
: ? he ? h the H ronx la:??
i ' ? i ' . ? , ,.,,,, p ? ,?H?, forty ?n
ber, were the unwilling guests ol ?;?
'i, ??!.?-?. who mi pri led the
party ;?? the Mott Avenue station ofi
the.subway at !4!>th Street, the Bronx,:
and detained them until it wan too late
to attend the dinner.
The freshmen, 200 strong, who
learned Beveral ?lay-? ag?> where and
wh'^n the Bophomores were to hold:
their dinner, congregated at a hall at!
Walton Avenue and 149th Street early
last m>rh'. When they learned from;
scouts that the Bophomore ??. ? ? was
in the subway station ?h*y h irried
In the fight that followed the f
men capt ur.d foi imores
With t ?ese.len succeeded in
? T escape, pursued bypatrol
?'-.< \ from the Moi . \venue sta
forty capt ve mores were
taken to Grand Centra
they were tied wit , treet
They returned to th? versi
Grand Jury Finds Craig
Charges I nsubs.an.ia.ed
Reports No Evidence to ^tnw !
Irregular Letting <?t (on
tracts in Queens
The Queens County Grand .T".ry.;
which was charged to invest ?irate state- :
ittributed to Compt
b there were I the
?' contracts in Queens, reported
. ? . ! idge Hun |
in Long Island City that it had
den ce e ?ren to w '? rra nt an iu
.? :i of such a charge.
ft was Bet forth in the presentment
that ' lompt roller l i ? ?? m ide - ??
answer to a letter from I>i ti V
ney Dana Wallace of Queens
to submit any ?
?on bearing upon alleged
collusion in bidding.
"The statement of the grand jury is
all right, so far as it. goes," was the
comment of Borough President Con?
nolly of Queens. "Hov, ivi r, ! im Borry
? ?> grand jury did r
?'?oiler Craig an
tify, ; think that this ? hould have
lone in the at he tax
..._ rhal ? ' ? ? ?esi
At Island Said
To Have Typhus
Hungarian Immigrant De?
velops Symptoms of Dis-:
ease After Being Permit?
ted to Go On to Riassena
Ship Concerns to Help
Companies to Build New
Delousing Plant on Hoff?
man Island at Once
Mrs. Andrew Nerr, thirty-eight years
old, a Hungarian immigrant, who ar?
rived in New York from Rotterdam
February 6, is suffering from typhus
at her home at Massena, N". Y., accord?
ing to dispatch.es received last night
Mrs. Nerr was taken to Ellis Island:
upon her arrival and soon afterward '.
was permitted to proceed to Massena. j
She has been ill since reaching her
home and physicians are convinced
that she is a victim of typhus. Blood!
tests are being made at the State!
Health Department at Albany to on-,
firm the diagnosis. State health offi- j
ciala and physicians at Watertown w II
confer or; the case to-day '
mea ?ires have been taken to prevent
Mi . X? rr sailed from Rot
Ship Concerns to Huild Fiant
The International Mercantile Marine
Company yesterday cancelled It ?
of the steamship Minnesota for use in
delousing vermin-infested Immigrant!
bt 'he port quarantine station. Pas
nage by Congrei j of the 3 p#r cenl
alien immigration feill prompted the
step. As a substitute measure and one
which Dr. Leland E. Cofer, port Health
Officer, feels is a better mov?
I. M. M. ar.d other steamship eo-n
pnnies composing the Internation?!
Steamship Conference agreed to erect
a delousing plant oi I ' ! u I land as
. ? v e lii
. perat ion with t he pul
..? un is expected
inge in the pla I ? steam
? i aid in the work of ?-??m
and other dani
broughit \ ?
. ropeans, Dr Col
p icted ? ir of typhus
is ] I, ]
for the ei irkat mt ind
Hope to Clear Port Soon
"We have begun to see i ur ?? ,
of the congestion resul< ;ng from toe
arrival here of shiploa ta
inctean immigrants." Port Health
Officer < ofer said. "If we don't g??
.'?.'w days we ??? be c ia r
twelve or fourteen -i.i ?ven hun
put through a ?i? lousing to-day, and
ci implem ent to-morn iw -
the work of di
?rr* plant which the Bteamship
lines am going to erect
ready in a month and tl is will be a
great help, although that in Use
not solve the problem of quarantine
That the health authorities, Federal,
state an?l loc^i, have not gi i n i
of an appropriation sufficient '
pent all d inger ' a
?? i. .?
day, when, arenrdlne to Dr. Royal B.
rop?>lar><l, City Health #''irnmi??i'>n<,f, '
the rnnffT'i-s Bee
t?-; of nn appropriation
Dr. Copeli ling the con?
ference, ???.?l that .???r?.-,
the a - ?
i r. <-r??a?i?"?t ?: and
r>m?-nt were %
needed at ?.' I ? <? ?
typhus and cholei ropo
itates orgai ? " t a i
and Williams, rt",ir. ? ?
Baltimore and N ?< 1
a committee to confer
and iio^i* of Rep.
? .??i obtaining fr I ??
for ? rovement of port
? 't ? ? Dr Can m ing *
I $500,000, :'? ' 5 P- .
(If'phia $300.000 and Baltin ?? $l
Autos Kill ihre*? flhild?*
Thr??> rhi?dr?*! w#r? ki?u? hy ?i?
mobil?! in M?nhj"n-i fi ?
? Ki?rnan. Bis ? ?ht- ?-.'>*
Ea?.t Th?r?y-?.isth Btr**t, *t? era?
I ? ? - | ?.?r
!a?t night while
- ? , Ht? years ?f
by an autom- bile wh
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