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Employees, Ousted by Mis?
souri Railroad for Join?
ing Union Are Ordered
Restored With Full Pay
View of Court Reversed
Decision Said to Violate
Law in Order to Decide
"Justly and Reasonably"
CHICAGO, Sept. 17.~-Thc United
SUtes Railroad Labor Board to-day
??t?blished a precedent that railroads
do not have the right to discharge em?
ployees without just cause, in a deci?
sion ruling that the Butler County
Railroad, a forty-one-mile line in south?
ern' Missouri, must reinstate two
men released because they belonged to
th? same union as the men working
nnder them. The decision said the
board was fully aware that its ruling
was contrary to numerous United
States Supreme Court decisions on the
?satter, but that it construed its duty
to be to decide every question justly
and reasonably, regardless of tnc- legal
rights of either side.
''The board is fully aware of the
Supreme Court decision (that a cor
Sration has the right to discharge
i men as it sees fit) and has no dis?
position in any way to question the
soundness or justness of these de?
cisions," said the board's ruling.
Board Lacking in Power
The ruling then pointed out that the
transportation act, creating the board,
gave it ?o power to enforce its decree,
and that one might take the view that
the board was to decide its cases ac?
cording to the legal angles and that
a eourt would uphold and enforce them,
or that it was to decide "in a just and
reasonable manner" which would be as
fair as possible for all concerned.
"The public interests demand con?
tinuous and uninterrupted operation
of the transportation lines," said the
decision. "... It is plausible to
assume that the purpose of Congress
(in passing the transportation act)
was to provide as effective means a3
possible to prevent an interruption of
traffic growing out of disputes. But
without regard to. which view of the
purpose of this legislation is correct
. . . the board nevertheless feels
that it should decide all disputes in a
manner just and reasonable to the
parties concerned and . . . that
Congress did not intend or expect to
limit the Labor Board . . . accord?
ing to the strict legal rights of the
parties because if it did . . . the
disputes never could be solved."
Discharged for Joining Union
The railroad, which runs from Pop?
lar Bluff, Mo., to Tipperary, Mo., dis?
charged Jesse H. Hicks and Frank
Mosley, two subordinate officials, when
they joined the United Brotherhood of
Maintenance of Way Employees and
Railway Shop Laborers. The board
orders them reinstated and paid in full
for the time since their discharge, lees
what they may have earned in that
time through other work.
The decision beld that while a rail?
road could choose its officials as it saw
fit, joining a union was not just cause
Brotherhood Men Here
To Receive Strike Vote
Four hundred delegates of the "Big
Five" railroad brotherhoods reached Ho
boken yesterday afternoon in prepara
109-11M13 We.t 45th Street
Midway bet. 6th Avenus ft Broadway
An hotel of quiet dignity having the at?
mosphere and appointment! of a well
Vor teas? by the season or year.
Furnished or Unfurnished.
Sitting Room, Bed Room & Bath.
Sitting Room, 2 Bed Rooms a 3 Baths.
Three exposures. Sunshlnt. la every
Under personal management of
W. Johnson Quien.
16 EAST 41ST ST.
1000 Sq. Ft. Each
American Encaustic Tiling Co.,
Telephone: Murray Hill Aggg
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF RETAILING
Opens September 20, 1921
History of Textile Ornament
Language in Retailing
Money and Banking
Norris A. Brisco, Ph.D., Director
32 Waverly Place. New York
CLEANED B? ELECTRICITY ^*r
Returned In >4 hours. lira** Bed* refln
Mfced ajad relncquered. Mattresses made to
?raer. We also sell beds, bed springs and
IMHC Springs at wholesale prices.
BRONX SANITARY MATTRESS CO..
$878 THIRD AVE. '
Hear lWth St. I>HONE 7145 MRLROSE.
for Life Insurance?
Then let u? explain to you the endow?
ment feature of Florida's greatest
orange grove development. Call or
TEMPLE TERRACES, INC.
?S East ?let St.. near Madison Ave.,
K?* York. Tel. Murray Hill 6940.
\ Tf* Oratorio Society of New York can
accept a few more volunteer singers with
feed voice? ?nd ability to read at sight. Ex?
aminations by ALBERT ST0ESSEL. Con?
ductor* at 7:30r)P. M. Tuesday, September
SSlX ?? Parlor? of Carnegie Hail.
tion for announcement of the strike on g I
12 per cent wage cut recently ordered by I
the Railroad Board, to take effect Oc?
tober 15. The delegates represent rail?
roads of the Eastern District, extend?
ing as far west as Chicago. A meeting
of the committee on arrangements win
be held this afternoon, with M. T. Gra?
ham as chairman.
The balloting as to whether or not
the men will strike against the Rail?
road Board's decision ha3 been going
on for several weeks. Delegates attend?
ing the first meeting yesterday were
largely from the Brotherhood of Loco?
motive Engineers, Brotherhood of Lo?
comotive Firemen, Order of Railway
Conductors Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen and the Switchmen's Union
of North America.
Timothy Shea, vice-president of the
Brotherhood of Firemen and Engi?
neers; John H. McNamee, editor of a
railway magasine; Jonas McBride,
chief organizer; T. E. Ryan, chairman
of the New York State Legislative
Board of the "Big Five," and C. D.
Cinder, -chairman of the New Jersey
organization, will address the gather?
The -ballot comprises oixteen pages,
most, ?^iwith consist of printed mat?
ter expl|Jffory of the purposes of the
balIotinj^yThere is only one question
requiring ^?n answer, that one being:
"Are you in favor of a strike?yes or
Arriving delegates proved reticent as
to the probable result, but it was
stated that a majority of engineers
of the Delaware Lackawanaa & West?
ern Railroad had voted to Btrike. The
ratio was about the same, it was said,
among firemen and engineers. No se?
cret was made of the general belief
that a nationwide railroad strike would
follow the placing in effect of the 12 per
cent reduction. It is said to be prob?
able that no announcement of the
strike vote will be given out before
October 12, a few days before the cut
is scheduled to become effective.
Fireman Killed, Two Hurt
In Geneva Junction Wreck
ROCHESTER, Sept. 17.?Fred Day, a
railroad fireman, of Sayre, Pa., was j
killed instantly early to-day, and James |
Damon, engineer, also of Sayre, and ?
Joseph Ryan, brakeman, of Niagara |
Falls, were seriously injured when a |
Lehigh Valley engine crashed into a |
freight at Geneva Junction.
The three, it is said, jumped to the
tracks when they saw a wreck could
not be averted. Day was killed in the
attempt to reach safety. Four freight
cars and the engine were demolished.
Bronx Beavers, After Cunning
Escape, Return of Own Accord
Absence of Week in Midst of Modern Civilization Too
Much for Them, in Opinion of Curator; Creek
Lacked Privacy; Tunneled Way to Freedom
Three of the four beavers that ?
escaped recently from the beaver pond
in the Bronx Zoological Park returned
yesterday of their own accord. The
other was brought back a few days ago,
having permitted himself in a moment
of ?'preoccupation to be covered with a
wash boiler in tho hands of some boys.
The four beavers had been away
about a week. They went to Bronx
ville with a view to making their home
in the Bronx Creek. According to Ray?
mond Ditmars, curator of reptiles at
the park, and wiso in the ways of
beavers, they din't like it there. The
privacy of the pond in the park was
lacking, and the manners of the pub?
lic when relieved "of the restraining in?
fluence of a cast iron fence with warn?
ings on it were not all that they should
Mr. Ditmars was sitting' in his office
in the reptile house. A young rattle?
snake was snooping around in a cage
at his elbow, and on his desk was a
box of gopher snakes. "Yes," he said,
"they found that they could not work
and live in peace in Bronxvillc, so they
Tunrtel Way to Freedom
He stopped with his thumb the to?
bacco in his pipe, and, with a topical
sentence on the almost human intelli?
gence of beavers, told how the beavers
made their escape from the park a
, week ago Wednesday.
"It was almost as if they had talked
( it over among themselves," he said.
"The entire beaver colony?five in all
?prepared for the escape of the four
several months ago, shortly after one
of the beavers in the pond died.
"The surviving beavers left the house
in which death had occurred and built
a new one about fifty feet away, and
close to the edge of the pond, near the
railing of the enclosure.
"We thought for a time that the
beavers, among other things, possessed
ideas on sanitation. But now it is
evident that the construction of the
new house was nothing more than a
i cunning bit. of strategy. Tho beavers
never lived in it nt all. They used it
to shelter n tunneling: enterprise they
had in mind, and it was from there
that they made their escape by way of
a hole fifteen feet down into the mud,
with an exit on the other side of tho
One Keeps House in Order
"In this way four of the beavers
left the reservvation. One beaver re?
mained. Note the precaution. There
was no reason in the world why he
could not have left with the others. He
was left behind to -keep the dam in
condition and the house in order in
case the others returned. You should
have seen him work while they were
The one that was caught under the
wash tub is here. The others are back.
They are not in the enclosure, but they
are in the park. I know because they
have been gnawing at the trees. I
guess modern civilization was too
much for them."
De L?mar Will Is Upheld
Nova Scotia Loses Claim to
Lien on Estate
HALIFAX, N. S., Sept. 17.?The Prov?
ince of Nova Scotia to-day was denied
any part of tho estate of the late Cap
I tain Joseph R. De L?mar, New York
capitalist, when the Supreme Court set
aside a claim for $10,098 as due the
province under the succession duties
act. His property at the time of his
death in New York, in 1918, included
5,000 shares of the common stock of
the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Com?
pany, valued at $296,000.
Captain De Lamar's estate was valued
at $20,000,000. About half of this was
bequeathed to the Harvard University
Medical School, Johns Hopkins Univer?
sity and the College of Physicians and
1 Surgeons of Columbia University. It
was specified that the money was to be
expended for medical research into the
origin and prevention of disease and
into the principles of correct living.
Says Phoebe Snow
"Each crew is versed
And well rehearsed
To heed the slogan
Through day and night
That rule is quite
The 'First1 on Road
' N the early 40's,the total passenger equipment of the
Morris and Essex Railroad, the eastern component
of the present Lackawanna System, consisted of two
? cars and two locomotives. The iron strap rails nailed
down to parallel wooden planks occasionally snapped
from position and poked their way through the floors of
the coaches. Until 1851 each of the two passenger cars
was hauled twice each day by horse power through the
streets of Newark. The road did not have its own route
into Hoboken until 1863.
A little over fifty years from that date, the Lackawanna
Railroad has to its credit almost a thousand passenger
cars and seven hundred and fifty-six locomotives of all
classes. A modern Pacific type Lackawanna locomotive
such as pulls the Lackawanna Limited is, with its tender,
over 83 feet long and weighs 479,400 lbs. Monsters such
as these operate over 2600 miles of track and in 1920
transported a total of 702,350,392 passengers one mile.
In its power and traction, the Lackawanna Railroad, as
in all other departments, aims to be "mile for mile the
most highly developed railroad in America".
LACKAWANNA LIMITED CHICAGO LIMITED BUFFALO LIMITED
Schedules Arc Based on Standard Time
Lv. New York io.ooa.m. Lv. New York 2.00 p.m. Lv. New York
Lv. Hoboken 10.20A.M. Lv, Hoboken 2.20 p.m. Lv. Hoboken
Ar. Syracuse 5.45 P.M. Ar. Detroit 7.10A.M. Ar. Syracuse
Ar. Buffalo 7.55 P.M. Ar. Cleveland 7.50A.M. Ar. Ithaca
Ar. Chicago 8.25 A.M. Ar. Chicago 2.00 p.m. Ar. Buffalo
7. JO A.M.
These trains stop at Newark, East Orange and Morristown on notice to agent.
Hudson Tubes run direct to Lackawanna Terminal at Hoboken from 33rd Street and
Broadway, New York, in 17 minutes, and from Hudson Terminal, New York, in 9 minu tes.
For detailed information telephone Bryant 2052
WENDELL P. COLTON ADVERTISING AGENCY, NEW YORK
Harding Stops Over
In Norfolk for
3 Hours of Golf
President Plays Hard, but
Finishes in Third Place;
Mayflower Spends Night
Anchored Off Old Point
Special Die-patch to The Tribune
NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 7.?President
Harding spent three hours playing golf
on the grounds of the Norfolk Country
Club to-day. The President, Herbert
Hoover, Dr. J. B. Pollard, Surgeon, on
the Mayflower; Henry B. . Fletcher,
Under Secretary of State; Attorney
General Daugh.rty and Rear Admiral
Rodman, commanding the Fifth Naval
District, drove to the country club
from the Hampton Roads Naval base.
Only the President, Dr. Pollard, Mr.
Fletcher and Admiral Rodman played
golf. Mr. Hoover and Mr. Daugherty
went fishing off the country club
. The Mayflower, with President Hard?
ing on board, anchored off the naval
base early this morning. She passed
the Virginia capes before daybreak,
having "loafed" al lthe way down the
coast from New York so the President
could have two nights sleep at sea.
By a prearranged plan no publicity was
given to the contemplated visit of the
President and when he showed up on
the links there were les than one
hundred people around the grounds.
The President was third in the final
tabulation of the golf contest. Admiral
Rodman was first, with 65. The Presi?
dent was not satisfied with the result
of the first round, and he suggested
another. It was played, but with no
better luck for the President.
After the golfing was over President
Harding went over to tho little colored
caddie and put his hands on the boy's
shoulder. The boy had a mile that ap?
peared to be all over his face.
"Don't you ever lose that smile?
President Harding asked him.
"Naw, suh," the boy replied, and the
smile grew broader. Then the Presi?
dent put a bill into the little boy s
hands and told him he expected to see
him again when he visitor the links
later on. ,
Mrs. Harding did not come aihorc.
President Harding invited Admira!
Rodman to como on board the May?
flower for lunch.
George Christian, secretary to the
President, appeared on the links with
the President. He is nursing a frac?
tured rib sustained by a fall on the
deck of the Mayflower.
President Harding was still m
Hampton Roads at a late hour to-night.
The Mayflower got orders to sail late
to-day and started toward the mouth
of the Chesapeake Bay, but changed
her course and anchored off Old Point
Dies of Poison He Took
By Mistake for Liquor
Man Seeking Treatment at
Hospital Says He Drank
From Wrong Bottle
James Dillon, sixty years old, a
wealthy resident of Jamaica, living at
73 Harrlman Avenue, died last night
at Mary Immaculate Hospital of aco?
nite poisoning after physicians had
worked two hours in an effort to save
In the institution at the time' was
his daughter, Mrs. Richard Holman,
also living at 73 Harriman Avenue.
She was brought to the tiospital suffer?
ing from an attack of appendicitis and
has not been operated on. Because of
her condition, she has not been told of
her father's death.
Shortly after 5 o'clock Dillon entered
the hospital and told an attendant he
had taken poison by mistake. Dr. Bon
nano, who was summoned, learned from
Dillon that he had been carrying two
bottles home from a drug store, one
of which contained whisky and th?
other aconite i& Motion. He ?aid h\
had taken a driTO fro? th. wrong bet.
tie. When Dillon collapsed both bot?
tles were founa oh him.
Stomach pumps were applied atone?
and general emergency measures used
in *n effort to offset %h? effect of th?
poison, but in vain. DH?en *as identi
fled soon after his d?ath by JoMrih
Jerger, octroi the HarVriaan Avena?
house in which the dead min lived
OPEN?NG SALE OF THE SEASON j
On View To-morrow 9 A. M. to 6 P. M.
At the Galleries of
33?-341 Fourth Ave., Cor. 25th Street
A large assortment of
Desirable Household Furnishings
(the property of Estates and privat? owner?)
Including modern Furniture, Upright Piano, Chiming Hall Clock
Mahogany case; European Porcelains and Glassware, Solid Silver
Silver Plate, Bronzes, Persian Rugs and Carpets, Draperies
Oil Paintings and Water Colors
by Thomas, Edward and Percy Moran and others.
To be sold on the afternoons of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs?
day * Friday, September 30, 21, 22 ft 23. from 2 o'clock ea<?h day.
Wallace H. Day, Auctioneer
Irish, linen damask,
beautiful round designs.
2X2 yards, $6.30
?xiyi yards, 8.25
2xj yards, 9.75
In round designs.
Round, scalloped edge,
68x68 inches, $3.75
Store Hour? Are Now 9 A.M. to 5:30 P. M.
Lord & Taylor
Splendid quality of pure
linen, soft but firmly
woven. Dozen, $5.50
Typed and twilled, in
red only. A serviceable
quality. Dozen, $3.95
Tomorrow is the jQast T)ay of the
-Day Furniture Sale
AlPgood things must come to an end, and that is the case with
this Autumn Sale?ending tomorrow night at 5:30, leaving just
one more day for you. This Sale differs from a Fall Exhibition
of New Furniture only in its prices. Every piece is new, and there
are many of them. All prices go back up to normal Tuesday.
To Give You Some Idea of the Values
6 piece Louis XVI motif suite, mahogany,
6 piece Queen Anne motif suite, mahogany, 415
6 piece Louis XVI motif suite, mahogany, 460
6 piece Queen Anne motif suite, walnut, 550
6 piece Louis XVI motif suite, mahogany, and
grey enamel, 550
6 piece Louis XVI motif suite, walnut 575
6 piece Hepplewhite motif suite, walnut, 650
6 piece Hepplewhite motif suite, hardwood, 750
6 piece Chippendale motif suite, mahogany, 800
.6 piece Louis XVI motif suite, walnut, 950
DINING ROOM SUITES
?o piece walnut Jacobean motif suite, $375
?o piece mahogany Sheraton motif suite, 475
io piece mahogany Hepplewhite motif suite, 525
lo piece walnut Jacobean motif suite, 625
io piece mahogany Hepplewhite inlaid motif
io piece mahogany Hepplewhite decorated
motif suite, 1500
i o piece mahogany Louis XVI motif decorated
io piece mahogany Hepplewhite decorated
motif suite, 2000
LIVING ROOM SUITES
? piece Queen Anne suite, covered with
imported silk damask, $430
3 piece suite, covered with blue figured velour, 530
3 piece suite, covered with fawn figured mohair, 715
2 piece suite, covered with tapestry,
2 piece suite, covered with tapestry,
3 piece suite, covered with tapestry,
3 piece suite, covered with tapestry,
Large reading chair, covered in tapestry,
Sheets Kirmanshah Rugs
Splendid qualities in
muslin sheets and cases,
at special prices to in?
troduce the Fall season.
63*90 inches, $1.15
63x99 inches', 1.25
72x99 inches, 1.45
31x90 inches, 1.45
81x99 inches, 1.65
8fxio8 inches, 1.85
90x99 inches, 1.85
90x108 inches, 1.95
42x36 inches, 35c
45x36 inches, 39c
50x36 inches, 42c
Prominent among the many beautiful Oriental rugs
in our Autumn collection are the fine Kirmanshahs
and their very attractive prices introduced below.
We are now showing these on the Fifth Floor.
List of Sizes
and New Pnces
A choice group of Hamadan rugs, size 3.9x2.8 feet,
$35 and $40
A wonderful!vfine wool
filled comfodbble, cov?
ered witllMv very good
plain sateen, in blue,
rose, pink, tan, lavender
and green. Specially
Excellent down com?
fortables, covered in a
beautiful quality of
sateen, borders to
march, in blue, rose,
pink and tan. Size 6x7