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$ew York Wife
iiji-p*- Fact Baseball Man
gad Family and Grand?
children in Boston, but
Doesn't See How He Hid It
Jfoodwinked for 25 Years
?Jointe laid to Doctors
Telling Him That He Had
hut Short Time to Live
Aeeepti"? the facts as they have
^e to light, Mrs. Arthur A. Irwin is
-ill mystified as to how her husband,
lite baseball manager, who is presumed
M have eomn itted suicide last Friday
R1-*jt, could have hoodwinked her for
i (jtiarter of a century. There was con
?ternation in two homes here when it
lecan'e known yesterday that Mr. Ir
ain had a wife, a son and two daugh?
ters in Boston, and that his marriage
to the Boston woman ante-dated hi3
?jnion with bis New York wife. At 565 I
**rest 192d Street, Mrs. Irwin was in :
?elusion all day. She is ill from
ihock. At OH West lS6th Street her,
?en. Frederick Harold Irwin, was try- '
jug to grasp the situation. He lives ;
ij^re with his wife and father-in-law, |
f z. Woodward.
All the re'atives of the hasehall man '
talie**"? that his suicide *was the result
?ill health and the knowledge that he ?
lad not long to live.
Mrs. Irwin said that he was obliged :
jago to Boston on business and to say I
?oodby to his friends there, as physi
jjins had practically read his death
fanant. She characterized as absurd
the report from the other Mrs. Irwin
th?t he was on his way there to "die
In her arms."
Doesn't See How He Had Time
"I have been Mr. Irwin's wife for
?any years and he has been my sole
jupport," she said. "So far as I know,
so other woman has been receiving
fonds from him. Letters showing that
ie meditated ending his life have
tome to iight. I cannot see how my
husband ever had time to devote to
mother family. He was always with
Be except when he was on business
connected with the baseball team.
About ten days ago I went to Hartford
to pack up his things. That was when
he found he would have to give up his
management of the team."
Mrs. Irwin would not disclose the
?jar- of her marriage, but said she had
lufficient proof to show, if necessary,
that she was the legal wife of the late
Mr. Irwin. She would not credit the
theory that her husband might have
been the victim of foul play.
Frederick Harold Irwin, who is with
an electrical firm on Greenwich Street,
at h is parents met each other
?fcirty years ago in Philadelphia and
?s mother's maiden name was
Mr. Irwin was married to his Boa?
ter, wife in 1883. Their son, Arthur
Herbert Irwin, is thirty-seven years
of age. Their daughters, Alice and
Iflna, are married and have several
S?dren. It was learned yesterday
that during the last few years he has
tootr bated little to the support of the
lost? n family.
The New York widow said yesterday
that the only living relative of Mr.
Irwin, so far as she had known, are
two brothers, Richard and John. One
of them is with a brokerage house in
this city. The other is the proprieteor
of a hotel at Natasket Beach.
Gave New York Wife Season's Pay
HARTFORD. Conn., July 21.-?The
New York wife of Arthur Irwin was
with him here when he severed con?
nection with the Hartford baseball
team and received his full season's
alary from J. H. Clarkin, owner of
Clarkin regretfully parted with his
Banagcr when he learned that doctors
illStraws Half Price
You can pat on any straw In
?y atores at Just one-half off?
*nd the original prices were eml
18 hats now 91.60?$4 hats
now $2?$5 hats now 92.59. And
? on all through. I'm pocke.tlngr
*kwa?but I grln-and-boar-lt.
weatest values New York has
?wer seen at these prioes. All th?
approved Shapes and braids, and
to all sizes?Including Panama?,
ahorna, Bangkoks, eto.
With two month? of w^
**head long-headed men will jump
W this chance to get a hij-fh
?rad* hat at an unusually low
fe wm thrifty women. EKrery
woman'! Summer Hat ?n the
? J I Sell Just Two Thin?
_Ifirou^h to //*2S Bmae/vknt
America? Largest Hat Shop
forest Rills Inn
The author of "Main
Street" says it is the on?
hotel that he regretted to
Fifteen minutes from
fiighty-four electric trains
?aily. American plan.
Booklet upon request.
Foreat Hill., L. I.
Telephone Boulevard 6290
had said Irwin had but a ?nort time
to llv?. The money received by Irwin
was promptly turned over to Mrs.
Irwin in the presence of the club
owner. According to Clarkin, Irwin
then left for New York, his friends
here being surprised that a man in
his condition was allowed to travel
Clarkln Tevealed to-day that a short
trrne ago Irwin had, spoken to him
about securing _ position in a Hart?
ford bank for his son Harold. A Hart?
ford banker was spoken to and ar?
rangements were mode to bring young
Irwin to this city. Irwin told Clarkin
he would write to his son immediately,
but the club owner never heard any?
thing more on the subject.
Irwin's New York wife lived with
him for some time on Wethersford
Avenue in this city.
Driver Is Beaten
By Crowd After His
Truck Kills Child
Boy Ran Into Path of Auto, |
Witnesses Say; Girl Dies?
After Being S truck by Car ; |
Injuries Fatal to ?ZNOthers '
Peter Valenti, twenty years old, of j
672 Leland Avenue, the Bronx, received
rough treatment yesterday at the hands
.of a crowd after the five-ton truck he
was driving ran over and killed Daniel
Dooley, six years old. of 2274 Hughes
Avenue, the Bronx, in front of 2278
The boy was the Bon of Police Ser?
geant Dooley, of the Highbridge sta?
tion. He had been playing with some
of his companions when he darted from
behind a street cleaning wagon into
the path of the truck, according to
witnesses. The boy was knocked down
and dragged fifteen feet before the
driver was able to stop the vehicle.
Sergeant Dooley rushed from his
house and picked his son up. The child
was dead. A crowd swarmed around ?
Valenti, cursing him, kicking him and I
cuffing him. He ran and the crowd i
gave chase. Valenti dodged into a
shoemaker's shop and his pursuers
swarmed around the door. The arrival
of several policemen saved Valenti
from further injury. He was arrested
on a technical charge of homicide after
being; given medical attention.
Nita Baker, three years old, of 367
Edgecombe Avenue, was run over and
killed at 7 o'clock last night by an
| automobile driven by Joseph L. Katz,
? of 220 Audubon Avenue. The accident
? occurred in front of her home. Katz
! was arrested.
Thomas Moore, a chauffeur, living in
! 159th Street, between Melrose and Elton
, avenues, the Bronx, died early yester
i day morning while being carried to
? Fordham Hospital. He had received a
fractured skull when a taxicab in
j which he was returning from Clason's
Point skidded and crashed into a trol
! ley pole at Sound View and Patterson
! avenues, the Bronx.
Charles B. Gnilke, one of the six
occupants of the touring car that over
i turned Wednesday at Gler.wood Land
! ing, Mine?la, died in the Nassau County
! Hospital yesterday morning. William
I Fick, Gnilka's partner in a hotel at
? Lindenhurst. also was killed in the
' accident. The four other occupants of
| the car were badly injured.
Gen. Jacques to Visit U. S.
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, July 21.-?General
j Baron Jacques, of Belgium, commander
j in chief of the Belgian forces in the
I World War and of American units serv
' ing with those forces, has accepted the
invitation of the American Legion, ?o
come to this country as a guest of
honor at the third annual convention of
the American Legion, to be held at
Kansas City, Mo., from October 31 to
i November 2.
REG, V.S, PAT. OFE?
power, mote satisfac*
iton with SoCOny
The sign ol a reliable dealer.
and the world's best Gasoline
STANDARD OIL CO. OF NEW YORK
Women Slay Babies and Selves
By Fire to Prevent a Parting
Special Dispateh to The Tribune
CLEVELAND, July 21.?Mrs. Eliza
Moselman, seventy years old, and her
daughter, TilHe, thirty-three, ran a
boarding house in Edna Avenue. A
year ago two little babies, Helen and
Felix Stankewitz, then two and a half
nnd one year old, respectively, were
left in "their care when their father
went away to get work. As the month's
wore on the two women grew fond of
the children. To-day, when they got
word to deliver the babies to their
grandmother, Mrs. Theresa White, by !
next Monday the women rebelled. They
decided it would be better to die, carry?
ing the children to deatTi with them.
William Cook, a neighbor, saw smoke <
curling from a window in the second
story of the Moselman home. He went
to the house to find both front and
back doors locked. Obtaining a ladder,
he climbed through an upper window,
and with the fire extinguisher that his
brother, Edward Cook, brought, started
for the burning room. The door to it
also was locked. Breaking it down the
two men were driven back for a moment
by a rush of flames, but in a few min?
utes they had succeeded in quenching i
On a bed that apparently had been
soaked with kerosene lay the charred
bodies of Miss Moselman and the two
children, who were locked in her arms.
The body of the aged mother, also bad?
ly burned, lay between the bed and the
wall. Beneath the bed was found -a
The police found evidences that both
the children and one of the women
had been unconscious prior to the tire,
and are convinced that it was a case
1 of preferring death to separation from
the two children they had grown to
Examination of the room showed
that windows and doors had been
tightly closed and locked to prevent
the escape of smoke and fumes. Oil
had been poured on the bed. The fire
did not reach any other room in the
Miss Moselman was the author of
one or two books. She wrote under
the pseudonym of Ottilia Kitchener.
Indian College Site Vexes
From The Tribune'? Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, July 21.?-While the
establishment of a national university
for American Indians seems a cer?
tainty the question of location is giv?
ing the sponsors difficulty. At a series
of conferences between New York and
Boston philanthropists and Western
Indians, which ended here yesterday,
bhe entire subject was discussed, but
bo agreement on the site was reached.
There will he another conference held
The Indians feel that fit. Louid or
Des Moines would make an ideal loca?
tion for the school that is to replace
Cnrlisle, but the Easterners favor a
site in or near Boston, on the theory
that it would be easier to obtain
faculty material. There was a sugges?
tion that an intermediate city like
Buffalo or Cleveland would suit and
there is a possibility that one of these
may be agreed upon as a compromise.
The World'* Greatest Leather Store?
404 Fifth Ave., New York, 258 Broadway
Bouton?145 Tremont Street
London?89 Seg-ent Street
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Having Survived the Terrors of the Black Hole of the
CONVICT SHIP "SUCCESS"
For Twenty-four Hours
THE BRAVEST WOMAN ?N NEW YORK
Has Beten Specially Engaged for This Week Only
to Answer All Questions in Relation to Her
Astounding Fea-t, Which Has Never Before Been
Miss Du Bru! Will Be Aboard the
CONVICT SHIP, Ft of W. 129th St.
Alongside Dock Daily From 10 A. M. to 11 P. ML
Dawes Orders Surplus
Property Sales Stopped |
Embargo Effective Until Plan!
for Co-ordinated Buying Is
Put in Operation
From Tht\Tribune'a Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, July 21.?Charles 8,
Dawes, Director of the Budget, has ;
ordered all sales of surplus govern?
ment property stopped, pending the in?
stitution of coordinating machinery to
handle such sales, which will be placed
in operation soon.' Director Dawes has
been watching this phase of govern- j
ment leakage since taking hold of the I
work of the new budget and has been
engaged on plans to check it. He finda
that a large and current.lv accruing
loss is resulting from uncoordinated
control over the surplus of the dif- I
General Dawes has been in con?
ference with the President on this
subject and an executive order will be
i issued shortly, announcing the m?
chinery to be utilised in coordinating
mich disposal. It is understood that
army officers in various corps areas
will !>e given authority to supervise
the sales. AH kind's of equipment,
building materials, steel, cement, lum
l-i'i-, furniture, ships, automobiles, tex?
tiles, food supplies, are included in the
list of surplus property available.
In the face of a large supply on
hand, with no system for bringing to
the knowledge of all departments the
requirements of' each, the different
branches of the government have been]
baying material in the open market j
with little regard to stocks available.
Maternity Bill to Pass
From The Tribune's Washcnaton Bureau
WASHINGTON, July 21.-The Sehnte
is expected to pass the Sheppard- !
Townor mensure, known as the mater- j
nity hill, to-morrow. In accordance !
with an agreement reached last month,
the Senate will vote on the bill to- I
morrow afternoon. Senator Kenyon, in
charge of the bill, said to-night it would i
pa?-s by a large majority.
For Torrid Days
A stimulating and enjoyable "Pick Me Up"
easily made and at trifling cost, is ?
Cap and Fringe Hair Nets 1.00 Dozen
5TH AVENUE AT 40TH STREET
Remainder of stock, which include?
?mail checked pattern* and figured
percale? made with** a full length skirt
and an ample bib which is outlined
mil dainty risk rack braid?fastens
over the shoulders and around the
waist with long streamer? which tie
in a large butterfly bow at the back.
Very Special 0/_f
Featuring Phenomenal Price
Reductions in the July Clearances
Turkish Towels fully bleached. Heavy
and absorbent. Sizes 18 x 36 to 24 x 54.
Sale Price 3.75 to 9.00 Dozen
Kitchen Towel?-?extra fine Union
Linen (linen and cotton) type glass Towels
?all neatly hemmed and looped ready for
use. Formerly .75.
To Close .50 Each.
Pure Irish Linen Glas* Toweling?extra
heavy. Formerly JO Yard. Now .39
Remainder of entire stock without ex?
ception?Dainty Silks, Georgette* and
Chiffons trimmed with filmy laces and
trailing ribbon*. Mark down to be taken
when garment i* purchased.
Every Sale Final
In the Silk Sale
Exquisite French Crepe
An unparalleled offering of a weave greatly in demand for ?ilk
frocks and blouse??40 inches wide. A limited quantity of figured
patterns, therefore early shopping is advised.
A table of thousands of yards of CREPE DE
CHINE is the centre of most active interest. It
has been reduced from 2.25 a yard to
And regardless of the fact that it is a clearance sale there is a wide
range of the most wanted colors in a 40-inch width.
White Silk Habutai
Formerly 2.75 Y card
A toft (ilk, washable quality, for sports Skirts, Blouses and Lingerie,
Pare. Wool, Fibre Silk and Pare
Silk leaves to be closed out at
Remainder of Nary Bine Wool
SKp-0_ Sweaters?a smart style for
sports wear?finished with a sash belt
which ends with tassels. Now 21.95
Imported Mohair Tan Sweaters
?cleverly fashioned and finished.
Clearance at 7.45
Plain Weave Fibre Silk Swearer?
in a Tuxedo model?shown with pockets
and a narrow sash belt?in die popular
summer shades. Remarkable Take at 9,75
Remainder of Pare SDk Sweaters
?this season's modela. Formerly 3230 to
45.00. Clearance **22L50
Two Ways of Saving in the
A ?trap wrist glove of the finest quality chamo?
lisle, also a soft chamois glove in die favorable 12
and 16 button lengths. They come in leading
shift's, including Cafe au lait.
Formerly 130 and 1.95. Clearance #95
Milanese silk gloves in 12 and 16 button lengths
?in attractive- colors, also White and Black.
Formerly 1.95. Clearance 1,35
An Exceptional Offering
Women's fine quality pure thread silk hosiery,
reinforced with elastic cotton tops and soles. Semi
Fashioned. In Cordovan and Gray.
Formerly 130. Clearance ,\J0
A ?pecial purchase to augment the
clearance consists of women's fine
Lisle Hosiery in Black, Gray, Cor?
dovan and Navy. Pair
Imported summer Haberdashery items
drastically reduced for clearance prior to the
arrival of early fall stocks.
Pure Silk Shirts
In colorful patterns that are distincive and smart
?workmanship on a par with that of strictly cus?
tom made shirts. Fine durable silks.
Formerly op to 10.50
Broadcloth Silk Shirts
Famous throughout the country for their superior
wearing qualities and finish. In dignified patterns
and conservative colorings?also white.
Foulard Silk Ties
Also a few of the newest open end four
i-hands?ideal for summer use.
Men's Pajamas, including plain and fancy pat?
terns, mercerized plain colors, etc.
Now 2.95 *? 4.95
On the High Wave of Popularity
At a Low Tide of Prices !
Models for Beach, Bathing and Swim?
ming. An unparalleled offering which in?
cludes Wool Jerseys, Satins and Taffetas,
Poplins and Venetians. Shown in a ?fiver
shy of new color combinations.
In the Clearance at
4.95 to 42.50
Annette Kellern?na Cotton Tights. .95
Annette ICellermann Cotton and Wool Tight*., 1.95
Bathing Caps.50 to 3.95
Lowered in Price
Special group of durable umbrellas in
all the wanted colorings in a complete
range of n?w handles and stub ends, some
with white tips. ?? Qf?
Formerly 12.00 Clearance O.t/t)
Carpets and Rugs
Best quality English and Domestic
Bigelow Hartford Jacquard Royal Wtlton
Rugs. ?. f
Size* 27x54 inches. Formerly 21.00.
Size* 113 x 13.6. Formerly 235.00.
Plain1 Bigelow Wilton and Axminster
Carpet??-in desirable colors.
Formerly 5.75 to 9.00 Y_
Now 4.50 to 6.50
Figured English and Domestic Wiltons,
Axministers and Wilton Velvets.
Formerly 5.75 to 9.50 Yd.
Now 4.25 to 7.00
Imported Scotch Chenille Axminster Rugs
?sizes 32 x 63 inches, formerly 17.00,
Now 14.25, to ?'?es 9 x 12, formerly
120.00, Noy/ 100.00.
All Summer Apparel
From Former Sale Price?
These models, including tub and sports skirts, ell summer frocks,
etc., were marked at a very small margin of profit upon their arrival
several weeks ago, and with the additional 10% reduction, which is
o be taken as garments are sold, we do not hesitate to say that the
offering is one of the most exceptional of the season.
Remaining Stock of
Wraps, Coats and Dresses
with a few exceptions, now offered at reductions amounting to
I/o *0 */?> Former Price*
In order to make this a final clearance in every sense of the word
?no returns will be accepted. '
Silks, georgettes, beaded and em?
broidered effects; also summer cot?
ton and tailored Blouses at the
following sale prices.
7.50 to 9.15
69.75 " 89.75