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Blight of Hylan Adminis?
tration Is Graphically R<*.
vealed in Figures of
Repair Funds at Low Ebb
Meanwhile Children Are
Packed Into Buildings
Which Endanger Lives
A complete review showing the
causes for the deplorable conditions
now existing in the public schools of
the city was issued yesterday by the
Public Education Association. Tfre re?
view is based on all the facts show?
ing the indiff?rence of the Hearst
Kylan-Tammany administration that
have been gathered by various organi?
zations during the past two years and
which are confirmed by the official sta?
tistics of the Department of Educa?
In issuing the review Howard W.
Nudd, director of the association, said:
"The importance of placing clearly be
for the public the data will serve to
clear the issue and place the responsi?
bility." The review follows:
"Four years ago Mayor Hylan bit?
terly attacked the record of. Mayor
Mitchel and made glowing promises of
accomplishments for the schools. In
answer to recent startling disclosures
he has endeavored to side-step his re?
sponsibility by blaming everything on
his predecessor ?nd claiming unusual
achievements for himself. In a letter
upon these disclosures, published in
The New York American on Friday,
June 24, Mr. Hearst said in defense of
the Mayor: 'Mayor Hylan and the
present city administration have done
more than any city administration for
a great many years to improve the
condition of the schools and to lift
them out of the condition into which
they lapsed through the neglect of the
former administration.' Is that true?
Bnt Here Are the Facts
"Here are the facts:
"1. The growth of part-time in the
elementary schools during the last
eight years, as shown by the April
figures of the Department of Educa?
tion, are as follows, showing the per?
centage of the total elementary school
Per | Per
Pupila. Cent. Pupila. Cent.
1914 ...32.$31 4.781 1918 ...30,463 4.14
1915 ...37.577 5.28 1919 ...40,157 5.38
1916 ...31,406 4.32 1920 ...56,091 7.45
1917 ...46,402 6.38! 1921 ...83.901 10.70
"These figures show not only that
there has been far more part time in
the Hylan administration than in that
of Mayor Mitchell, but that the in?
crease during the Hylan r?gime has
been startling. In three years the num?
ber has risen from 30,462 to 83,901, an
increase of 53,439 or over 175 per cent.
To these figures, moreover, should be
added 23,141 part-time pupils in the
high schools, a gain of 19,141 over 3,998
last year, and 178,197 pupils on various
make-shift, double-session programs
in the elementary schools that are, if
anything, worse than part time.
"During the first three years of the
Mitchel administration 42,000 sittings
were provided in comparison with 4,100
in the Hylan administration to date,
and even these latter sittings- were
provided out of the $11,250,000 bal?
ance from the Mitchel administration.
It is estimated, however, that approxi?
mately 30,000 additional sittings will
be available at the opening of the fall
term, but even these, many of which
have also been provided out of the
$11,250,000 left from the Mitchel ad?
ministration, will hardly make Hylan'a
record equal that of his predecessor.
"2. A year ago there were approxi?
mately 500,000 children in the ele?
mentary schools in oversized clamor.:
that is, classes having forty oi^ ,
children. The number of sue1, ?
children has now risen to over r !. .
Of these, approximately 250,000 are, in
classes or forty-five or more, 30,000
in classes of fifty or more and nearly
62,000 in classes having fifty-five or
Means Faulty Instruction
"From an educational point of view
the effect of such overcrowding is ob?
vious, when it is realized that reliable
educators look upon a class of thirty
five as the maximum number in which
satisfactory instruction can be given.
From the point of view of hygiene
and fire hazard these conditions are
even more disquieting, for there is
nothing so dangerous as the panic re
* suiting from overcrowding in case of
"This situation is continually grow?
ing worse, for the new seatings con?
templated are to be utilized in re?
ducing part time rather than the size
"3.?As a result of years of neglect,
the older public school buildings are
admittedly in a deplorable state of un?
repair. The disclosures of these condi?
tions by the Public Education Associa?
tion during the past two and a half
years have recently been confirmed and
amplified by the findings of a dis?
interested group of other civic and
pon-political organizations. Since
their publication the findings of this
report have been further elaborated
upon in independent investigations by
the public press. The best testimony
to the effectiveness of these disclos?
ures, perhaps, has been the way in
which the Hearst papers have sought
to twist and utilize them in the
Mayor's behalf. What has been done
by Hylan to remedy these conditions?
"To understand fully the answer to
this question it is essential to remem?
ber that according to reliable real
estate operators an annual expenditure
of from 2M? to 3 per cent of the value
of the buildings and equipment would
We necessary to keep them in proper
condition on the assumption that they
Ifere satisfactory to begin with. That
would mean an appropriation of up?
wards of $4,000,000 annually for the
public schools, but, since these build?
ings are not in good condition to begin
'with, an additional sum of from
38,000,000 to $10,000,000 is needed to
fix then? up satisfactorily.
Repair Funds Inadequate
"The actual expenditures for repair
and upkeep during the Mitchel and
Hylan administrations have been as
follows, according to the records of
the Department of Education:
1914-$1,313,073.861 1918_ 1,462,051 03
1915 .... 1.550,542.36 1919_ 1.297,624.63
191t! .... 1,115.579.04(1920 .... 1,331,430.46
1917 _ 1,007,^93.99 1
"While in none of these years were
the expenditures adequate to meet the
needs of the schools, these figures
show not only that the largest sum
was spent in 1915 during the Mitchel
administration, but also that in view
of the depreciation in tho value of the
dollar the practical effectiveness of the
sums spent during tho Hylan years
was far less than that of the sums
spent during the Mitchel administra?
tion. For that reason also the Hylan
record has been the poorest in the last
"While we have preferred to use ex?
penditure figures, because they indi?
cate actual accomplishments, which is,
after all, what really counts, Mr. Hy?
lan has preferred to use appropria?
tions, since U??y total more than actual
expenditures and thus appear to give
him an advantage. A study of these
latter figures, however, show? that they
serve but further to prove the point
the expenditure figures made -that the
schools nave not been adequately re
aired during the Hylan regime, but
ave gradually become worse. Mr.
Hylan's total of $7,196.939.34 for a
period of four years included the tidy
sum of $2,800,000 courageously allotted
in this year to school repairs by the
Board of Education on its own initia?
tive out. of the greatly reduced budget
granted by the Board of Estimate and
Apportionment last autumn. This
$2,800,000, moreover, is but a small
part- scarely 43 per cent?of the
$6,455,000 originally requested by tho
school authorities for tho maintenance
of the school plant this year.
"It is difficult, therefore, to see how
the Mayor can claim much credit for
or rave about this inadequate sum
which he never willingly gave. But,
oven granting the full credit which Mr.
Ilylan thus claims and ignoring for the
time being the question, 'Why were all
available appropriations not spent
promptly in view of the crying needs
of the schools?' the fact remains that,
in view of the depreciation in the. value
of the dollar, the appropriations for
repairs by this administration to date
have not only been totally inadequate
but in practical effectiveness have com?
pared unfavorably with those of tho
Fraction of Sum Needed
"How unfavorably they compare with
the $8,000,000 to $10.000,000 needed to
put the schools in initial fit condition
and the $4,000,000 required annually
thereafter to keep thorn satisfactory is
so ebvious as to need no further com?
ment?particularly in view of tho
Mayor's promises four years ago.
"4. Perhaps the best measure of what
' successive administrations have done
I for the schools is indicated by the way
in which they have cared for them in
comparison with other city depart?
ments. The city superintendent has
shown this in a recent report by means
of a comparison of the percentages of
the city budget less debt service that
have been appropriated to the schools
irom year to year. These percentages
fur the last eight years are as follows:
Mitchel. I Hylan.
1914.37.71 1918 . 26.66
1915 .29.94 1919 . ?6.81
1916_?.27.35 1920 . 26.06
191V .30.3SJI921 .?25.06
I (?To date.)
"Because of the piecemeal fashion in
[ which tho school hwdget appropriations
I this year are being made, the perccnt
; age for 1912 needs further explanation.
! The total city budget less debt service
this year was $240,042,872.47 and the
amount originally allowed the schools
last fall was $50,720,880.83, which was
only 21 per cent of the total. On June
21, however, four days after the expose
of the old school buildings, the Board
of Estimate appropriated an additional
$10,538,316 (not including $7,225,000
which will be paid back by the state),
making the total to date $61,259,196,83,
or 25 per cent of tho total city budget
less debt service. It is estimated, how?
ever, that to meet the original budget
estimate of the Board of Education
which is needed to run the schools
until January J next, an additional
$9,461,836.77 will have to be provided
which will bring the total given to the
schools out of city funds up to $70,
721,038.77, or 29.5 per cent of the total
city budget less debt service
Trailing Behind Mitchel
"It will be seen from these figures
that Mayor Mitche! outpointed Hylan
in every year and that even if Hylan
tarri'.ly makes good on the full amount
needed this year tho percentage of 29.5
per cent for his last year will be less
than the 30.38 per cent in tho last
year of the Mitchel administration,
which was the largest percentage given
to the schools in the last seventeen
years, being exceeded only by that of
1902, when 30.81 per cent was allotted.
"5. Much emphasis has been laid
upon the $52,000,000 program for new
schools, which will eventually provide
in the neighborhood of 83,830 new
school seafs. While not wishing to
detract from the importance of pro?
viding this large number of sittings it
is essential to point out clearly just
what they will do.
"This sum is not to be provided til
at once, but over a period of years, so
that the full number of seats will not
be available before the next four or
five years at best. In the meantime,
if the average annual increase of 18,000
in enrollment for the last ten year?
keeps up, as there is every reason to
believe that it will, since the war is
' over, it is obvious that a large propor
tion of these new seatings will be
absorbed by these new pupils and that
only a small number will be left for
the elimination o fthe vast amount of
part-time, double-session and over?
crowding enumerated above.
While due credit should be given,
therefore, to the inauguration of this
large building program, it is evident
that it will fall far short of giving all
the children in the city schools the
reserved seat which has been the hobby
and the glowing promise of the Hylan
Bedford Escapes Prison;
To Enter Sanatorium
Oil Man's Son, Convicted of
Auto Theft in Indiana, Will
Be Brought Back East
Charles Bedford, whoso father is
Charles E. Bedford, vice-president of
the Vaccuum Oil Company, will be
brought to a sanatorium in the East,
his mother said yesterday, instead of
serving the sentenco of from three to
five years which was imposed upon him
in Michigan City, Ind., for the theft of
Mrs. Bedford lives in Bellport, L. I.
For more than a year her son has been
in an irresponsible condition owing to
an attack of scarlet fever and recent?
ly he eluded a physician who had him
in charge and stole an automobile in
"We received a telegram from the
West last night," said Mrs. Bedford,
"saying that arrangements had been
made for my son's return for medical
treatment in the East. His father has
not yet decided where our boy shall be
placed. He will remain there until his
father has decided."
Arrested for Driving Car
Policeman Thought Youths Did
Not Look Like Owners
Steven Conway of 233 West Street,
and John Little, of 208 East Forty-first
Street, were seen driving an automo?
bile by Patrolman Hood, of the East
Thirty-fifth Street police station, in
East Thirty-first Street yesterday.
Hood recognized Little as a youth of
tho neighborhood who owned no car
and Conway didn't look like a car
owner to him, either.
He stopped tnem arid made some in?
quiries which, it is alleged, they failed
to answer satisfactorily. Hood started
for the police station with them.
On the way Conway threw away an
overcoat he was carrying, remarking
that it was too warm for the garment
ir' he wasn't going motoring. Hood re?
covered the overcoat and found a re?
volver in a pocket, he asserts. Both
men were locked up on suspicion of
grand larceny and a charge of viola?
tion of the Sullivan law was made
- m .?
Bedford Inmate Escapes, but
Is Quickly Recaptured
BEDFORD, N. Y., July 2.?One of the
inmates of the State Reformatory for
Women escaped to-day Und started
cross country afoot. A guard and a
matron in an automobile espied her
and took her back to the institution.
Amos T. Baker, the superintendent, re?
fused to tell the name of the fugitive.
Helen Nixon, May Daers and Etta
Van Seter, who got away from the re?
formatory early in the week, were re?
captured Friday after passing three
wet, dismal days in the woods living on
Proposed Compromise Calls
for Acceptance of Wage
Cuts and Reopening of
Negotiations With Roads
Spteial Dispatch to The Tribune
CHICAGO, July 2.?Danger of a gen?
eral railway strike disappeared to?
night, following two days of confer?
ences among the heads of various rail?
way unions over the 12 per cent wage
cut recently announced by tho United
States Railroad Labor Board.
However, while it was indicated that
1,500 leaders now here would accept
the reduction on behalf 'of 1,500,000
railway employees throughout the coun?
try, it will not bo an unqualified ac?
ceptance. The conferences will be con?
tinued over to-morrow, thus giving the
officials au opportunity to listen to
Secretary of Labor James J. Davis.
Mr. Davis is at Mooseheart, where
officers of the Loyal Order of Moose
elected yesterday in the anual conven?
tion of "the order at Toledo were to be
installed to-day. Mr. Davis is an offi?
cer of the organization.
Willing to Talk on Mediation
While on his way to Chicago this
morniug he was approached by a dele?
gation of railway union officials. He
assured them that if called he would
be glad to come to Chicago to consider
how mediation might be effected.
How to reject the wage reductions
ordered and yet avoid a general strike
that would prove disastrous not only
to the transportation lines, but to the
business of the country as well, is the
problem before railrqad union leaders
meeting here. Until late to-night they
? labored in conferences and group meet?
ings in an effort to i*each a solution.
The reports from divisional chair?
men as to referendums taker, by some
of the organizations, and expressions
of opinion as to the sentiment of the
workers in others, while not made pub?
lic, are said to be overwhelmingly
against acceptance of the wage cuts,
running from 8 to 12 per cent, and in
some few cases as high as 20 per cent.
Three courses of action are open.
Ono is to reject the cut, which virtually
would mean a general strike; another
iis to accept the reduction without
qualification, which is considered as un?
likely in view of the temper of the
workers, and the third is to accept the
reductions temporarily under protest
and endeavor to reopen negotiations
with individual roads.
Opinion among leaders of the "Big
Four" brotherhoods appears to indicate
an acceptance, then an effort at media?
tion. Action taken by the big brother?
hoods is usually followed by the minor
organizations. The danger spots are
among the shop crafts, maintenance of
way and some of the lesser unions.
Radical Sentiment Overcome
Reports coming from the executive
sessions being held in various hotels
by the railway union heads indicate
that a compromise proposition will be
submitted to the railway executives.
The plan, it is understood, will be to
abide by the order of the Labor Board
I temporarily, but to open negotiations
I with individual railroads for better
' terms. This compromise was reached
after several lively tilts with the ex?
treme radicals, particularly among the
maintenance of way j^presentatives.
The pay of these men was slashed
about 20 per cent, and they were strong
for an immediate strike.
If the labor chiefs go ahead with
j their compromise plan it will virtually
! ignore the Labor Board. Members of
the board announced that their decis?
ion lopping $400,000,000 from fthe pay?
rolls of the country's railways is final,
as far as they are concerned.
It is expected that the vote of the
federated shops crafts on the reduction
will be announced late to-night or to?
morrow. It is understood to be over?
whelmingly against acceptance, but ttie
leaders are much opposed to calling
a strike. They can withhold a strike
order and have warned .all members
of the unions that if any man quits
without such an order he automatically
loses his union card. The leaders make
it clear there will be no strike, nor
will there be any runaway action.
Heavy Damages Awarded
In Suit Against Doctor
Frank Stranz Alleges Wife's
Death Was Caused by Illegal
A jury in Sheriff Knott's court, Fri- '
day, awarded Frank Stranz, of 337 East
125th Street, $10,000 damages in a suit
against Dr. Fred Van Vliet, of 66 West
Tenth Street, whose alleged illegal
treatment of the plaintiff's wife re?
sulted in her death.
Stranz brought suit against Dr. Van
Vliet in the Supreme Court. The
physician did not defend the action and
it was sent to the Sheriff's jury
for assessment of damages, the sum
awarded being the full amount de?
manded. The plaintiff alleged that in
April last, a few months prior to the
time when Mrs. Franz expected to be?
come a mother, she was treated by
Dr. Van Vliet.
Without his knowledge or consent,
said the husband, the physician "at?
tempted to perform an illegal opera?
tion," by the prescription and admin?
istration of drugs and the use of in?
struments, which it was charged
constituted an assault and battery on
Mrs. Stranz. It was alleged that Dr.
Van Vliet treated the patient careless?
ly and unskillfully and that her death
resulted a few days later.
Dr. Van Vliet did not appear to
answer the case before the Sheriff's
Wanderer Is Held Sane ;
To Be Hanged July 29
Jurors Decide 'Ragged Stranger*
Murderer Understands the
Meaning of Punishment
CHICAGO, July 2.?Carl Wanderer,
convicted slayer of hia WSfe, his un?
born child and a "ragged stranger," is
sane, a jury in Judge David's court de?
cided to-day. Attorneys for the state
contended this verdict exhausted Wan?
derer's resources to escape hanging
and Judge David sentenced Wanderer
to be executed on July 29.
Wanderer was convicted of slaying
his wife and sentenced to twenty-five
years' imprisonment. He then was
brought to trial for the-? slaying
of "the ''ragged stranger," who never
has been identified, and was sentenced !
to be hanged. A hearing to determine
Wanderer's sanity, however, was ob?
tained, following a state Supreme Court
decision that a man could not be
hanged if he had become insance since
In his charge to the jurors Judge I
David said the question for the jury ?
to decide was whether Wanderer real- i
ized he was to be executed ami knew i
why this punishment was to be meted !
out to him. "If he has sufficient intel- ?
ligence to realize these facts," the
judge said, "then he is in such a mental
condition under the law that he can be '
Loses $750 Gold Bag
And $1,700 in Jewels
Guest at Biltmore Believes She
Left Valuables in a
A gold mesh bag valued at $750, con?
taining jewelry valued at $1,700, was
lost early yesterday morning by Mrs.
W. K. Zoigfeld, who is stepping with
her husband at tho Hotel Biltmore. Mrs.
Zeigfeld reported her loss to the police
of tho West Forty-seventh Street sta?
tion, and1 Detectives Daley and Maney
wore assigned to search for a taxicab
used by the couple in going from tho
Little Theater to the hotel.
Mrs. Zoigfeld told the police that
the bag was studded with nino dia?
monds and five sapphires and contained
a dinner ring studded with twelve dia?
monds and six pearls, a large jade and
a pearl necklace. She said that she
remembered having the bag when she
entered the cab and discovered her loss
inflnediately after alighting from it at
the hotel. She told the police sho paid
little attention to the description of
tho cab and doubted that it differed
from any other.
To reporters Mrs. Zeigfeld declined
to say where she came from or what
business her husband was' in.
Doctors to Lead
Marchers in Wet
'Whisky Cures La Grippe'
To Be Slogan; Mothers
and Children To Be With
the More Than 200,000
All is in readiness for the big pTO
tcst parade of the anti-prohibition
forces to-morrow, it was announced
yesterday by Frank C. Drake, parado
It is promised that the parade will
be peaceful enough, but will be strong
in its denunciation of government re
' strictions, particularly those curbing
I light wines and beer.
At the head will march a contingent
of doctors, who will carry signs an?
nouncing that "Whisky Cures La
Grippe" and "We Have a Right to
Prescribe Alcohol" and "Malt Drinks
Build You Up."
Following will be the American
cl-.emists, who claim millions of dol?
lars' worth of industries are threatened
by alcoholic restrictions. Then will
come veterans, mothers' clubs and rep?
resentatives from nearly every popular
and liberal organization.
Children, too, it is said, will be seen
in the parade, ?coempanying their moth?
ers and fathers. The force which has
responded to the call to protest is
variously estimated at from 200,000 to
Isaac Zlotnick, of 80 Throop Avenue,
it was reported by the police yester?
day, evidently feared the drought of a
long summer and it is charged he be?
gan operating two stills of wholesale
capacity in tho rear of his hat manu?
facturing plant at 60 Glenmorc Ave?
nue. Brooklyn. Besides the stills the
police say they found two barrels of
mash, two five-gallon cans of licjuor
and two quarts of alcohol. Zlotnick was
Three detectives bearing search war?
rants issued by United States Com?
missioner Hennessy raided two caf?s
in Nostrand Avenue yesterday, where
it is charged they found beer of 3.70
per cent alcoholic content. The alleged
i proprietors were arrested.
Bodies of First 2 Killed
In France Reach Hoboken
1 Remains of 5,824 Heroes Held
on Ship Pending Arrival of
The United States army transport
Wheaton, with 6,824 bodies of Amer?
ican dead on board, arrived in Hoboken
this morning, but because of tho failure
of the army officials at Antwerp to put
on board the identification list no at?
tempt will be made to unload the
bodies until Tuesday morning. Tho ves?
sel docked at Pier 4. The lists are
coming over on the Nieuw Amsterdam,
of the Holland-American Line, which
is due to arrive to-morrow.
The bodies of two of the three first
Americans to fall in the war, Private
Thomas F. Enright, of Pittsburgh, and
Private Merle D. Hay, of Glidden, Iowa,
of the 15th Infantry, First Division,
are reported to be on board. They
were killed on the night of November
3, 1917, py a German patrol, which
raided the American trenches near
Bures Bathlemont, France. The body
of Corporal James D. Gresham, the
third, of Evansville, Ind., was not on
board, according to information re?
ceived by cable bv Captain R. E. Shan?
non, in charge of the graves registra?
On July 10 a memorial service will
be held for the dead under tha auspices
of the American Legion, Veterans of
Mother Wins Two Children
Court Orders Husband's Kin
Supreme Court Justice Francis Mar?
tin, in the Bronx, yesterday granted
tho motion of Lawyer Denis O'Sulli
van, of 885 Brook Avenue, appearing
in behalf of Mrs. Elizabeth Tifverman,
of 235 East Sixty-ninth Street, in a
habeas corpus proceeding to get cus?
tody of her children?-Henry E., nine
years old, and George J., seven.
The chidren have been in the cus?
tody of Mrs. Augusta Pearson, of 534
East 134th Stret, the Bronx, Mrs. Tif
On account of her illness Mrs. Tif?
verman was obliged some time ago to
go to Wyoming and leave her children
in care of her husband and his mother.
On her return here, Mrs. Tifverman
?aid, she found her husband had been
sent to Blackwell's Island for assault,
and she immediately instituted pro?
ceedings to regain custody of her chil?
Woman Leaps From Train,
Love Letter in Stocking
CAMDEN, N. J., July 2. -- An
unidentified woman i3 in the Cooper
Hospital, here, in a critical condition
following a jump from a train on the
Cape May division of the Reading rail?
road this morning. She is suffering
from a fracture of the skull and is
In one of her stockings was found
a love letter signed Louis Larsen and
giving an address at 1 Fulton Street,
N. Y. The woman also had about $90 i
in money and a man's gold watch. She j
is about thirty-five years old, of dark
complexion, wore a pnk waist and a
dark tailored skirt.
Held as a Swindler
A new method of swindling was
charged yesterday in the Jefferson
Market court to Joseph Mestri,
twenty-seven years old, of 770 Wash?
ington Street, who was arrested on
complaint of Manuel Chisa, of 143
Wrest 100th Street.
Chisa said Mestri got $1,000 from
him by falsely representing himself as
manager of a large- department store
and promising him a job he never got.
Magistrate Joseph E. Corrigan held'
Mestri in $2,000 bail on a charge of
grand larceny. The case was adjourned
until July 8.
On Extortion and
Harold Hagan, of Brooklyn,
Accused of Trying to Get
Money From Tailor As
reatcd for Having Liquor
Patrolman Harold Hagan, of the
Poplar Street police station, Brooklyn,
was held in $4,000 bail yesterday in
Kings County Court on charges of at?
tempted extortion, attempted taking of
unlawful foes and two charges of as
Bault in the second degree. Bail was
furnished by his father. He pleaded
The alleged offenses were committed
June 16. Hagan was on sick, leave at
that time. According to the report of
a police surgeon who examined him, he
He is alleged to have entered Gari?
baldi Salvatore's tailor shop at 222
Johnson Street, Brooklyn, picked up a
can of benzine and accused the tailor
of having liquor in it. The tailor
begged him to take a sniff before ar?
resting him, and the pungent odor of
benzine is said to have convinced even
Hagan that he was1 on the brink of a
Although the tailor is said to have
told him that he was not the lessee of
the cellar, Hagan is said to have forced
the cellar door and finding some wine
downstairs, to have accused the tailor
of owning it and offered to make no
complaint against him if he would give
The tailor refused,, it is said, and
Hagan started for the Adams Street
police station with him. On the way
he got into a fight and released his
prisoner to use both fist3. The tailor
watched the fight for awhile and as
his captor was getting, the worst of it,
went back to his ?hop.
Two other patrolmen found Hagan
unconscious in the gutter from a cut
on the head. When revived he told
them he was on the way to the police
station with a prisoner when a crowd
nttacked him and took tho prisoner
away. He directed tho patrolman to
the tailor shop and there they found
Salvatore stitching away. He accom?
panied them to the police station With?
? a ' ?
Mrs. O'Hare Released by
Kidnapers; 8 Arrested
Socialist Speaker Seized in
Idaho Freed in Nevada; Ap?
peals to Governor to Protect
TWIN FALLS, Idaho, July 2.?Mrs.
Kate Richards O'Hare, Socialist .lec?
turer, is at Montello, Ncv., where nine
of the men who yesterday kidnaped
her here are under arrest, according to
a telegram, H. H. Friedheim, sponsor
for Mrs. O'Hare's appearance here,
said he received to-day from Mrs.
O'Hare. Mrs. O'Hare has appealed to
the Governor of Nevada for protection
according to the message.
Mrs. O'Hare was released at Montello
several hours after she was taken from
Twin Falls, and at once had her al?
leged kidnapers arrested by a deputy
sheriff, according to word received
Mrs. O'Hare had arranged to deliver
a lecture at Twin Falls Friday night.
Before time for the lecture, a score
of men appeared at the Friedheim home
and quietly removed Mrs. O'Hare to an
Information from Montello said that
tho Idaho men deposited Mrs. O'Hare
at a railroad station with the warning
not to return to Idaho. Mrs. O'Hare
sought Deputy Sheriff Robinson and
complained againBt eleven men, said
to be prominent business men of Twin
Mrs. O'Hare is said to have tele?
graphed Governor Davis of Idaho, tell?
ing him she was on her way back to
Idaho and demanded protection.
Mrs. O'Hare was pardoned by Presi?
dent Wilson after sl\e had served four?
teen months of a sentence for deliver?
ing a speech which was held a viola?
tion of the Espionage law.
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7 Held on Mutiny Charge
Members of Oil Tanker Crew
Brought Here in Irons
Seven Mexicans, alleged mutinous
members of the crew of the Texas Oil
Company tanker Harvester, brought up
from Port Lobos in irons, were placed
by Federal authorities in the Hudson
County jail, in Jersey City, yesterday,
ponding their arraignment Tuesday be?
fore United States Commissioner Hen?
drickson in Jesey City. Charges of
mutiny, felonious assault and assault
with intent to kill have been made
against them by the captain and first
assistant engineer of their ship.
Captain Hilliard B. Millbank and
First Assistant Engineer Andrew M.
Grove allege that they were attacked
by the men in the harbor of Port Lobos
when all other officers were ashore.
Freed as Murder Suspect
Witnesses Testify Prisoner Is
Not Man Wanted in Jersey
Giuscppi Acciardi, of 119 Elizabeth
Street, who was arrested on the re?
quest of the chief of police of Franklyn
Furnace, N. J., in ; connection with a
murder there, was discharged in the
Tombs Court yesterday afternoon by
Magistrate Francis X. McQuade when a
number of witnesses testifed that Ac?
ciardi was not the man wanted.
These witnesses had been shown a
picture of Acciardi and had identified
it as that of the man wanted for the
murder, but when they saw the pris?
oner to-day they admitted their mis?
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hotel that he regretted to
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at 42 nd Street New York
Two Roomers Arrested
in Death of Woman
Held as Witnesses After AH
Night Grilling in Case of
Slain Tenement Keeper
Following a grilling which lasted all
Friday night, two of half a dozen room?
ers at 115 Chrystie Street, where Mrs.
Anna Kospovich, fifty-seven years old,
superintendent of tho tenement house,
was found dend late Friday afternoon
with a gag in her mouth and hands and
feet bound, were locked up at the Clin?
ton Street polico station yesterdpy as
They are Vera Yensca, twenty-four
years old, a cook, who discovered the
dead woman when she came home /rom
work, and Samuel Lcursch, forty years
old, a shoemaker employed in Hoboken.
Each denies having any knowledge as
to how Mrs. Kospovich met death, or as
to the motive of her assailant.
Detective William Keane, who con?
ducted the investigation, expressed the
belief yesterday that robbery haj not
been the motive, inasmuch as both
money and jewelry wore found on tho
dead woman's person. An effort is be?
ing made to learn the identity and
whereabouts of two men who visited
tho apartment Friday afternoon, bring?
ing with them several bottles of whisky.
Body Found After
At 20 Ct. Burglar
Doctor Unable to Tell If
Mark on Dead Man's Head
Was by Bullet or Fall;
Fish Store Register Looted
After firing two revolver shots to
halt a man he had discovered climbing
out of a rear window of the fish store
of Frederick Feldmann, at 736 Ninth
Avenue, early yesterday morning, Pa?
trolman John A. Kelly, of the West
Forty-seventh Street station, found in
an adjoining courtyard at 368 West
Fiftieth Street, the body of a man
described by the police as Joseph J.
Kane, twenty-one years old, who lived
in Forty-first Street, between Ninth
and Tenth avenues. The man was pro?
nounced dead by Dr. Brodsky, of Belle
vue Hospital, who said he could not
determine whether a mark on the man's
skull had been caused by a bullet or
by a fall.
Passing the store Patrolman Kelly
saw a man inside who, at sight of the
patrolman, dropped to the floor and
began crawling to the rear. The pa?
trolman went through an adjoining
restaurant to the rear of the building,
where he said he saw a man climbing
from a window to a shed. Kelly fired
a shot in the air and commanded the
man to come down. The next moment,
however, he ran off in the opposite di?
rection. The patrolman then fired a
second shot. The man disappeared
over the opposite side of the shed.
The patrolman then began a search
for the fugitive, but, because of the
darkness could find no trace of him.
A short time later at dawn Kelly re?
newed the search and then found the
suspect lying in the adjoining court?
Investigation showed that a rear
window of the fish store had been
forced and that 20 cents had been
taken from the cash register.
Court Warns Kings
Grand Jury Against
Mountebanks Often Be?
smirch Worthy Men, In?
vestigators of Craig-Shal
low Charges Are Told
County Judge J. Grattan MacMahon,
in addressing the June grand jury of
Kings County yesterday, which is held
over pending the investigation of the
charges made by Comptroller Charles
L. Craig against Edward B. Shallow,
Associate Superintendent of Schools,
in connection with tho selection of;
Coney Island school site?, without
mentioning names referred to "politic*',
mountebanks who seek to use poweri
and influence of a grand jury to assail
the character of men without cause."
Judge MacMahon declared that this
sort of thing happened every four
years when the city campaign was on.
He assured District Attorney Lewis.
| who said he had not investigated the ,
i Craig-Shallow case sufficiently to de?
termine whether the facts should go
before the grand jury or not, that hi3
I remarks were not directed at the Kings
"Every four years we have a politi?
cal upheaval," said Judge MacMahon,
"and it is a crime that political
mountebanks seize upon this condition
to assail men in their character with?
out cause, little reckoning the result?
ant wrong to a man and his family.
To1 spread their factionalism these
political mountebanks do not hesitate
to try to turn to their cause the great
powers and influence of a grand jury.
"Of course indictments are not con?
victions, but they are stern assertions
of chapges which carry a penalty. One
indicted may be freed of the onus of
an indictment, but the Btain and sting
of it remains with him to the end of
his days. Gentlemen of the grand
jury, I know that you will not be the
tools of factionalism. I have felt it
,my duty to speak to you as ? have,
for unfortunately at the present day
we are suffering from the nausea of
too many little men in big men's
places and of big men being rejected."
Miller Frees First Convict
?Liberates Firebug on Condition
He Returns to Norway
Special Dispatch to The Tribune
OSSINING, July 2.-?A commutation
of sentence was received to-day at Sing !
Sing Prison for Arthur I. Fosse, a
Brooklyn firebug, who is to be sent
back to his home in Norway by the
Norwegian Consul in New York City.
Fosse is the first prisoner in Sing
Sing whom Governor Nathan L. Miller
has ordered liberated. The only other
pardon received there this year was
issued by Acting Governor Wood to
Frank Shanks, an inmate said to have
been incurably ill.
Fosse was committed to Sing Sing
from Kings County in August, 1918, for
alleged arson. His sentence is reduced
by executive clemency to seven years,
ten months and eight days, which he
has served. He will be released on
parole with the understanding he will
go back to Norway and not return to
6 Crippled Women
Carried to Safety
In $200,000 Fire
Flames Sweep Brooklyn Fac?
tory Next to Home for
Friendless; Seventy Chil?
dren Away in the Country
Fi*e started about 4 p. m. yesterday
in a shaft in the first floor of a gi_J
story factory building at Concord and
Liberty street?, Brooklyn, just south of
the approach to the Brooklyn Bridge,1
Although four alarms were sent in'
quick, succession, the fire was beyor:!
control and swept through the entire'
building, causing damage estimated at
moro than $200,000,
The factory is just south of th?
Home for Friendless Women and Ch U
dren which abut? upon the incline usedj
by street cars in leaving the bridg?
j ?truature and great billows of smok?
| swepst across the tracks, half-stran
j ging trolley passengers bound fo?
| Brooiklyn. Seventy children had been
| sent from the home to the country ?
? few day ago and only three remained,'
I These and six crippled women were'
j carried out by policemen.
A hose line on the Concord Street
i side of the building near the police
i lines burst early in the fire, knooking.
| down Corporal Alexander McManus, of
! the Adams Street police station and;
: causing a panic-stricken rush for safeVr
S by the crowd gathered there. In the
conf'usion Henry Golfried, of 223 Ful?
ton Street, Brooklyn, was knocked down
Has left leg was dislocated and he
waa injured internally. He was taken.
to the Cumberland Street Hospital,
Corporal McManus suffered severe
bruises of the left leg and reported
I Fireman Thomas Gcnyon, of Hoolj
I andl Ladder Company 110, was shov.
l ereid with broken glass as he chopped
', his way through a door on the Liberty
i Street side of the grocery and was
i cut about the face and legs. He re
j turned to quarters after receiving med
i ical attention.
The first two floors of the buildinc
i weare occupied by the Bushwick Pap?r
1 Bocx Company; the International Wood
! en Heel Company occupied the third
I floor; the Sandford Pen Company, the
! fourth; the B. & Z. Shoe Company, the
i iifith and the Steinkamp Shoe Company,
| the sixth.
Accused of Stealing Plans
Draughtsman Admits He Took
Max D?ring, forty-nine years old,
chief draughtsman for the Giles En?
gineering Company, yesterday was
held in $2,500 bail for further exami?
nation by Magistrate McCloskey, in tho
Adams Street court, Brooklyn, on %
charge of grand larceny. D?ring ad?
mitted to the court that he had taken
drawings and plans valued by the
company at $50,000. The plans were
fotr a sandwich wrapping machine. (
D?ring told the court that the ider.3!
involved we?e his own and that he
had $1,370 in back pay coming to him
from tho company, and that fer a sal-;
ary of $55 a week the company ex?
ploited his ideas at a great profit. Ha
will be further examined next Friday.
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