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Nonpartisan fx^afnir Head
To Be Arrested, When He
Completes Sentence, on a
Warrant Issijed at Fargo
Former Banker Missing j
Hastins?*, Held in the Wesl j
on Similar Charge, Involv- ?
ing S3,00() Loan. Flees!
Sjwtai IHrpat, S to Th' Zribvng j
FARGO. 44 1).. Jan. 27.- A. C. Town- ,
ley, pres-deoi or the National Nonpar
*:.??n l.fajfue. to-day faces h charge of .
. mbMilcmft here. He i= aecn^ed
.oictly with J. J. Ha*tinsrs, former
?nancial eecretary of thc Nonpartisan
'?eatme. with responaibility for a $3,000 I
?ransaction while Ilastmc/s ?'?s vicc- :
rreaidr-nt of the Scandinavian-Ameri-J
ran Bank of Farpo.
Thc warrant for Townley will hr ??
served or> him when he steps from the '
. ail at Jackson, Minn., rext Tuesday ,
oo thc completion of a term of ninety !
cayj imposed for discouraginp rnlist
?ner.ts in the army, a charge t'nat he i
? fiR found guilty of under a Minne
*ota law several yeari ago, and from
which he appealed. wi:h the effect that.
be only began serving the sentence in
Hastings, who waa at Seattle, Wash.,
when the warrant for his arrert wh?
ts"ued. ha? disar-rei.i'cd. He obtained
'i'i temporary release from Seattle ,
officiais mi his own reeogn zance and '
haa not been seen since.
Thf chargc against Townley grows
out of the same transaction of which
ilastings has been accuse.i. Haatings
?va? vice-president of thc Scandmavian
Vmerican Bsnk. a Nonpartisan I.capue
ccn'.rolled private bank, at the time
the atr-.te chargea he negotiated a loan
to himself of ?"..000 m the name of
ihe United States Sisal Trust, with
V..m?e''' as trustee.
Transaction'* Legal Hy Attarkcd
The atate charges that at that time
there was no corporation by that name
; nd, farther. that ns an officer of
the bank h? was without authority to
: '. >. ? | e tr ? act ion witl oul I he nanc- J
'- of the regular examining board of ,
Arthur I.e Sueur, himself a former
? embei of the Nonpartisan League
..nd f'.r several years closely identified
with Townley mid oth< i leaders of the
eagne is a ding tl e st t< officials, who
re conducting the nvestigation that
,.(j to the . ? ? .-??'< of the warrant for ;
.. wi ley't ? rrest.
The actioUs against Townley and
Uastii t r. It directly from the fact
hat last Oetober thc former Non
tartisan Leaguc-backcd state _ officials
.p,-p ousted in a recall election. and
al tionists v er.' seatcd in their
Ar, ino.u ry into the condition of
tute institutii hs proceeded since
then, th. nq ry bi ng i ctended also
0 several private corporations which
hai e bec ' aff ated with thc
Bank of North Dakota, b etate-owned
? ? t ition. The Scandinavian-Ameri
aii Bank, now in the hands ot' a re
,.-.:. cami in this classification.
ST. PAUL, Jan. 27. -"Politieal perse
'...?" ; blamcd by A. C. Townley for
tl e warrant issued in Fargo for his ar
st ,n connection with the embezzlc
ent charge broughl against a former
ifficial of thc Scandinavian-American
!5an k of V arpo.
From his cell in the Jackson, 'Minn.,
ftil he told The Associated Press by
long-distance telephone to-day that he
ad "absolutely nothing" to do with ,
iny loan J. ?'. Hastings might have
nade from thc bank nnd no prevjous
nowledge of the loan involved in the
mbezzlemc i t (harge.
Two Detectives Arrested
On New Beatmg Charge
Detectives James Steel and William
lempse .both i Itached to the Park
Ue po iei ' tion, Brooklyn, surren
dered thi elves in I'latb sh courl
esterday i nl ripation of the service
' warrant foi their arrest, issued by
"v'up-j*-1 r-i t ? Reynolds. rhe detectives
i re charged with fel nii u ? assault.
Attorneys reprc enting thi detectives
asked a continuance of tbe case in order
'lat evidence might be obtained in
their lefense. The wnrranti were is
ued by Magistrate V. ynolds after hc
lad conducted an examination into the
w?=e against Thomaa Raffele, of 84
' 'ourth Place, Brooklyn, who uppoared
n court T li (daj charged by Steel and
Dcmpsej oi a short afBdavit with en
1 aging iii a ' ol ? ip and robbery of Mor?
ris H rn, 657 Coney I land Avenue, a
No compli ? ? ippearod against
RafFet. 11 and hea ?? i re swathed
? I andi g ???'???,- bodj \%;i^ covered
with bi ? Qui tioni d b> the m: gis
'rjite, Ratfi hi h-.^l been beaten
?ith h blat ..... ... Parkv lie police
station by th< two detectives.
In a preli - ?? hearing Thnrsday
nn'^ri" -y.-.A Steel had been under tho
tnflui'ncc of intoxicants when the ho:;t
mg took place in Parkvilh station.
Yeaterday when re-examined he with
?Irew the statement, explaining that he
ad no reason for supposing Steel to
.ave been intoxicated other than that
lie hixi not bel eved the attack would
a?-e bcr-t, made had the detective been
Neither Steel nor Dempsey would
?nake a statement when amufrned be?
fore ^!^,?.-:':?. r'.'f- ReynoldB. Both de
?-lared they would produca evidence on
"iiearinp of the case apiinst tnem Feb?
ruary 2 which would prove their in
Patrolman Soden Indicted
ts Slayer of Man in Bar
Patro'mnn .h I n P. 5oden, accused of
-?hooting snd killing a citizen in a ?aloon
on January 20, was indicted by the
crrard jury o:i a charge of first dopree
murder yesterday, and arraigned before
.Tudge Mclntyre in General Sessions. He
wm remanded to the Tombs for pleading
Soden is cimrced with the murder of
'ohn McGuinncss, a laborer, w ho was
shot to death in h saloon at 00 Ninth
Avenue. The court assigned ex-Judge
Morris Koenig and J. H. Gi'.bert as
oounsei for the defense.
BodoVs Friend Tries to
Kill Policcman; Faila
Oefective Cartridgc Saves Cap
tor's Life When Nepro ls
Caught in Dark Hallway
Patrolman Jacob Greenberg barrly
escaped with his life yesterday when
ha went into a dark hall way of a tene- I
ment house at ln.'td Street and Seventh
Avenue in pursuit of Robert Jackson. a '
negro, who says be id a friend ef !
Jackson wa? arrested on complaint
of Louise Colcman, of 70 West lT3d J
Street, who told Greenberg that thc
negro had entered her home yesterday '.
afternoon, held up her and several of j
her friends at the point of a revolver j
and escaped with their jewelry.
Miss Coleman later saw Jackson on
133d Street near Seventh Avenue. She |
screamed and Jackson ran. Greenberg'
ran after him and followed him into
a hallway. In the darkness the patrol?
man he.'..r<i a voice, say, "Now I've
got you," and felt a revolver pressed
against his stomach. There was a
click as the hnmmer of tbe weapon fell
on a fau'lty shell. Before Jackson could
pu'l tbe trigger a second time Green?
berg hit him on tbe bend with a black
jack and removed him to the West
185th Street police station.
When he was ar-aigned before
Magistrate Oberwager in Washington
Heights Court. Jackson -was held with?
out bail on a charge of robbcry. feloni
nus assault and violation of the Sulli?
van law, for exainination Monday.
<C?ntlnund trom pna' eaf
the abdomen, one in the neck, one on
the left side and on^ on the right side.
My memorandum b.jjkk stopped the one
on lhe right side fcnd my bl.ield tlic;
It was then Mr. Koenig moved a mis- |
trial on tiie ground tbat tbe evidence j
was immateria', irrelevant and was j
prejudicial. The motion was over- ?
ruled, and Rhodes's replies to other j
quest'ons propounded by Mr. Banton |
revealed tbat until he saw Boddy in
court he had not identified him as his j
New Ohjeclion Developed
That was Mr. Kocnig's cue for an?
other objection. His argument this '
'ime was lhat Buckley and Miller j
could not havc known that Boddy had
shot Rhodes and that they had no war?
rant for his arrest when they took him
"Even if Boddy did this shooting."
said Mr. Koenig, "there is no evidence
that Buckley und Mii'u r knew this.
nnd, in fact, they could not have known
it. Therefore, his arrest was not jus
Rhodes had said he bad talked with
Buckley and Miiler while in Harlem
Hospital, but he could not say he had
told them Boddy was the man who
shot him. for the reason, seemingly,
that he did not know this until he saw
Mr. Koenig was just about to cross
examioe the negro policcman, when
Justice Wasservogel ordered an ad
journment. Solution of certain puz
zling phases of his testimony will,
therefore, have to await a resumption
oi' the trial.
After court Mr. Koenig pointed out
that if Miller and Buckley had known
that Boddy had shot Rhodes they could
have arrested him legally, justifiably.
In escaping from them under such cir
cumstanccs Boddy would have been
committing a felony. and one who kills
while engaged in a felony is guilty of
first degrec murder.
On cross-exaroination Boddy's story
of thr killing of Buckley an'd Miller
and his flight afterward was not
sl.aken apprcciably. He maintained
sullenly that he remembered nothing
about tbe actual killings.
Detectives Den.v Beatings
Among the detectives who took the
stand was John J. Scott, of the West
135th Street station. He said he had
twice arrested Boddy.
"Ever strike him or bcat him?" asked
"i.vei see any of your fellow officers
st riV.- or bea* him '."'
"II >ou had seen them strike him
would vou tell on them?"
' N< ."
"If a man was beaten by your fellow
oflicers and you were cailed down here ,
and placed under oath would you tell
on * k.?.jn ?"
"That's all." Mr. Koenig smiled at
"Wail a minute," interposed Justice1
Wasservogel. Then he rephased the
question and Detective Scott linally
"I'd tell tho truth."
Harry D. Blocmfield, formerly of the J
same station and now assigned to the
S2d precinct. denied that hc had ever'
struck Boddi- or seen hirn struck.
Arrest on Burglary Charge
Anton Strasser, in uniform, testified I
that he had arrested Boddv on a bur- '??
glary charge that was dismissed four
daj B later. Ile denied on cross-exam
ination that hc had knocked thc ne?
gro s teeth out.
"Do you know that it's against the'
rules of the Police Department to
strike a prisoner un justifiably?"
"It's a crime," said Strasser.
"If you hr.d struck Boddy without
justification you'd adm:t if?"
"I certainly would," said Strasser
i at's all," :-aid Mr. Koenig, smii
.ng at the jurors, some of whom were
Detective Thomas Donahue, of tbe
S7tl Precinct; John T. Donahue, of the
SSth (West 135th Strcet station), and
Bernard J. Devanney, now of the 9,"d
Precii et, all told of arresting Boddy.
and all denied they had struck him or
se< n '? im struck.
John Donahue told cf arresting
Bo Idy November 1, l^lS..
"Did you question him ?"
"The whereabouts of a boy named
"You were gentic with him?"
"Would you admit it under oat'i if
you had not been gent'e with him?"
The detective gazod vacantly a rao
ment before replying:
There was a burst of laughter in V:e
courtroom, and as Donahue departtd
his ears were red.
? 44 East 58th Stre.
44 East 58th Street
(Bet. Ma-li-on and Park Avenues). Tel 7S34 riaia
TO-DAY AT 2.30 P. M.
AN ATTRACTIVE SALE BY AUCTION OF
I'he Authentic CoUeetion of the
Formerly contained in the Castello de S. Ciovanni at Bolonna
IN TODAY'S DISPERSAL
THE MAGMFICENT MARBLE WELL
With Water Pab XVI. Century (cne of tlic nne?t ever seen [n this country)
aad rhe Rare $nd Beautiful XV. Century Gate? frotn. the CaMello de S. Giovanni
The a&lejWi.l bo cowdweted by MR.^^^gJjjS^W^CLARKE.
Missourian Tells the Senate
Those Who Cast Vote for
Resolution Branded Word
'Dishonor Over Records
Called Worse Than Pirales
Action Most "Shamelesg"
Ever Adopted in Legisla?
tive Bodv, He Declares
fr,-,-,, Tte Tribune'* Washinaton Rtireau
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.?Speaking in
the Senate thia afternoon in connec?
tion with the bill to fund the foreign
debt, Senator Reed, of 'Missouri, Demo
crat, made the bittorest attack yet
heard on the resolution declarinp Sena?
tor Newberry entitled to his aeat.
Senator Reed addressed himself par?
ticularly to the Willis amendment to
the resolution, which eondenined the
largei expenditure of money in the
Michigan enrnpaign. He called the
resolution the most "shameless" ever
adopted in a legislative body.
Senator Willis, of Ohio, author of
the widely-discussed amendment, sat
in the chamber through the attack but
did not reply. Senator Reed sa id hc
rcferrcd to the artior. jn the New?
berry case because |i. showed t;i"re was
no use submitting any argument to the
majority of the Senate.
After referring to the resolution
adopted in the Newberry case as. con
demning the expenditure of money, but
commending the result of the election,
as "a plea in confession and avoid- j
anr<\" Senator Reed said:
"There is not a man who voted for.
this resolution who did not brand In i
red letters above and across his politi?
eal record the word 'dishonor.' There
is no ianguage hunian tongue can ut
ter that. will adequately erpress lhe
degradation of that resolution and the
t,elf-cor.frss?d degradation of those who
Aslcs Praycrs for Majority I
"I wish that the Newberrv resolution
could be printed in 170,000.000 copies
?;nd posted on the footboard cn" every
bed in America. so that every man, j
woman and child, when thev awokc in I
the morning and got through saying:
their prayer- for the rest of creation
might invoke Almighty do,] to forgive
thc men who voteel lhat the acts done
hy Newberry were of ? kind ca'culated
to endanger the Republic and then
voted to ratify his acts and seat him
in this body.
"I repeat.?and 1 intend often to re
peet in this body-that it is the most
stupid piece of business that has ever
.lisgraced any body of me:;, whether
they were pirates sailing the seas under
a blaek flag or were dignified states
men seated in this chamber to protect
a great country: for tiie Mack flasr gen
tleman at least had a philosophv and
He said. "We follow still the good old
rule. 'the simple plan that thev should ,
take who have the power, and they i
should keep who can." He made his
victims v.aik the plan, evpeciing also j
to w?]k_ tie planl; when he was capt- i
ured. lie did not intend to be anything j
but a pirate; he ran up his blne'lc flag I
with the skull nnd crossbones, he
ground his saber, lie took to the high-!
ways as a marauder and a crimirial. !
l*',:t. here is a distinguished body of i
rnen who solemnly resolve that a thing i
is wrong nnd protest to the high
Heaven that their conscience is out
raged and their souls are harrowed hy
the very thought of what has happeneil
and who then, having indulged in that
sanctimonious, hypocritical recitation
proceeded to ratify all that was done. i
Miserable, ldiotic, He Says
"What a miserabie, stupid. idiotic
thing that was! Tbe tongue is nara
lyzed in an effort to describe a thing'
like that. If he was wrong, whv did
you not wipe out the effect of the
wrong and not adopt it ? You say,
'Thia thing that crawls and ban a
forked tongue and crooked teeth is a
poisonous serpent. Therefore, we will ,
admit, it to the family eirr.le and allow i
it to wind its i'olds about thc arms of
"A new word ought to be introduced I
into our tongue- a word that would j
describe tbe sort of thing that has
happened?a Newberryism. It will not
serve much use. however, because the
thing I have described has never hap?
pened before Htid wil! never happen ?
again. for there never will appear upon '
the face of this earth another band of
gentlemen who will write down in cold |
type that 'the thing is bad. wicked
dangerous to thc state, and therefore
we do that thing. Therefore, we ratify
it, we confirm it. we sanctify it.'"
Sealed Record Keeps
Ebbets Alimony Seeret
The record on which Jnstice A^b !
nall, in tbe Brooklyn supreme i,oun
awarded Mrs. Minnie F. A. Ebbets an
intorloeutory decree of divorce frorii
Cbarl?s H. Ebbets, part owner of the
i Brooklyn Baseball Club, was ordered
I sealed yesterday, thus keeping seeret,
; the amount of alimony agreed upon.
The order for sealing was granted
| on the request of Meier Steinbrink, at
1 \?\Y? f'"'r Mr" Ebbe's' T,,c trial was
? held in open court and the ston- told
by witnesses has been published. "Mr
Steinbrink centered his efforts on pre
venting a disclosurc of the amount of
alimony which the plaintiff ?? to re?
The sealed record earries the testi?
mony of several detectives, who said
that they had trailedthe baseball niag
nateand the unidentified co-respondent
from the Ebbets home to Albanv, ard
tound the couple in a hotel in the lat
lt was rumored yesterday that thc
amount of the alimony agreed uoon
was $10,0(10 a vea- ' upon.
Sheriff Aska $10,000
For Six More Guards
Forced lo Aflftipn Six of IlisNine
lo Boddy Trial; Tells of Risk
With Smnll Force
Shoripr Percival E. Nagle appear?d
before tho Finance Committee of the
Board of Aldermen yesterday nnd re
quested an appropriation ot* $10,000 in
special revenue bonds for thc hiring
of six additional guards for prison
service. ln mnking his appllrntion tbe
Sheriff referred to the trial of Luthcr
Boddy and eaid that he bad been com?
pelled to assign I'our of hia nine guards
to thnt. trial.
"I don't want to send out two of my
men to guard ten prisoners, as hns
been the custom," said the Sheriff.
"This is not. t'nir to the men them?
selves. Sometimes a batch of prison?
ers includes frllows eentenced to long
terms of imprisonment. They are des
perate characters and would ?ot. stop
at killing a guard in order to escape.
Better prerautions should hc taken
in removing prisoners either to juil or
The Sheriff. who was a major 1n the
World War. declared it was easier nnd
snfer to handle prisoners on the battle
field than guard criminals being moved
from one institution to another in this
"With two other soldiers 1 have
guarded 800 prjsoners during o battle."
snid thc Sheriff. "Vou couldn't take
that chance in New Vork. There out:ht
to be a guard for every prisoner. Too
many of the convicts of to-day are of
the killer type."
The committee indicated that they
would grant the Sheriff's request.
A New Vaccine
fOontlnuo* Irem aaea er.e^
he given to the public dispensaries. Tf
need be, special stations for the ad?
ministration of vaccine to those who
cannot afford to pay will be eBtablished
by tbe Department of Health."
The Commissioner snid neople were
constantly writing and telephoning to
nnd out whether there is any form of
in.iection or medicine which "they may
take to protect them against infiue.n-.'a
and pneumonia. His reply has been. he
said. that there is no medicine manu
factured which has proved a prot.eci.ive
against these two diseases. No vaccine.
he paid, hns yet proved to be of value
ns a preventive of influenza, but he had
reason to ecl encouragement over the
vaccine developed for protection against
The announcement of tho vaccine in
b .sense, constitut.es a new policy on
Hie part of the Department of Health.
Dr. Copeland has heretofore consistent
ly opposed the cmployment of this form
of safegunrd because, as previously de?
veloped, it provided insufficient evi?
dence as to its morits. As recently
improved. it has been found in actua'l
practice materially to reducc the sever
ity of pneumonia cases. he said, by set
ting un a form of "artilicial pneumonic
Drop in Number of Cases
The vaccine b.as its origin in the
sputum of the pneumonia patient. By
a scrapir.g and hoating process and by
diluting the residuc in a salt. solution
the disease baeteria aro suspended.
Influenza and pneumonia cases re?
ported to thc Health Department
showed a decrease yesterday over the
previous day, but the number of deaths
were somewhat higher. Two hundred
end three influenr.a cases were reported
for t'"e twenty-four hours ending at 0
o'clock yesterday morning, as compared
with 360 case-' reported Thursday. Ves
terday's?new pneumonia cases were 70,
as against 131 on Thursday. Influenza
deaths numbered fi, as against three
rhursday. T'neumonia deaths reported
yesterday were 52, as compared with
One hundred and forty-five of yes?
terday's influenza cases were reported
from Manhattan, as were 39 of the
pneumonia cases. Brooklyn reported
22 influenza and 1" pneumonia. the
Bronx 25 influenza and 10 pneumonia
Queens 9 influenza and 14 pneumonia
and Richmond 2 influenza cases and J
On the same day of the 1918 epidemic
836 influenza cases and 130 pneumonia
cases were reported. On a similar date
in 1918 there were 45 deaths from influ?
enza and 75 deaths from pneumonia.
"It looke very much to us as if we
were dealing with a mild form of pneu?
monia rathen than influenza," said the
Health Commissioner. "Of course, the
same precautionary nieasures are
necessary in curubating pneumonia as
have been used to ward off influenza
attacks. Every one should take the
strictest precauiion against possible in?
fection from either of thc diseases."
Stork IntcrrupLs Suit
Court Sends Men Scurrying for
Auto to Take Witne98 Home,
Where Son Is Born
Justice Cutler interrupted proceed?
ings in the Bergen County Circuit. ses?
sion at Hackensack yesterday with a
neremptory order to bailiffs that they
go out nnd foinmtindi.fr the first auto?
mobile in sicht.
Five minutes later Mrs. Vincenzo
Ferraro, of Fairview, N. J., who had
been testifying in a case on hearin<r,
was on her way home, the ehauffeur
under instructions from the justice to
dis regard speed renrulations. Soon
after rrachmg home Mrs. Ferraro save
birth to a son.
Mrs. Ferraro and her husband, Pau'
sued to recover $10,000 from Joseph
irnllo, of Hackensack. for assault.
Mrs. rerraro was under cross-exami
nation by Joseph P. Gandiell, an at?
torney, when Justice Cutler leaned
over the bench and spoke to Mr
J'erraro, who appeared ili. He imme?
diately ordered a recess and dispa'ched
the baihffs in search of a conveyance
Later the jury returned a verdict
for the cefendant.
THURSDAY'S FIRE DID NOT HARM
Long Beach, L I.
THE BEEFSTEAK PARTY
WILL TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED
Carefree Mirlh and Jollitv M...:- v * t ?
w... c.P. pjs^ ,T^'r5rrc?r"?
SPECIAL REDUCED RATES OVER THE WEEK END
Only 45 Minutea* Travel VL4? t-i
ie Long Beach 100.
Demes NHy lan's
Right to Sue
Insisls Mayor CliallrnpeH
Validiiy of Public ServicG
Commission iu His
Attaek ou $1.25 Rate
Cites Kulings of Courls
Contends Board Has No
Rcasou lo Enlertaiu a
Con jcctural Complaint
Charging that Mayor Hylan does not1
clnim to be a consuiner of the com-1
pany, and that he further denied thc i
powers und challenged tho validity of!
the existence of fhe Public Service.
Commission, the Consolidated Gas Com?
pany filed with tho Public Service Com?
mission yesterday its answer to the I
j complaint madc hy the Mayor against;
tho f.1.25 rate, in which hc also asked j
j tho commission to hold hearings on |
lt is contended by the company (hat i
the commission has no jurisdiction or ?
j renson to entortnin a complaint, "which j
| is tentatively, rouditionally or con-1
jecturally brought before "it." lt is i
urged that tlm company ought not to be '
Girl Killed, 4 Hurt, \
When Truck Plows
Driver Says He Swerved His
Vehicle to Avoid Hitting!
Children; MoreThnn Score j
of Persons Knocked Down
A aix-year-old girl was killed and
four other persons seriously hurt. when
rn auto truck ran onto the sidcwalk
I last night in Eighth Avenue, near Four
tcentli Street. I'lore than a score were
i knocked down and slightly hurt.
j Thc truck was going south in Eighth
j Avenue shortly before 11 o'clock when
j the driver, John Hayes, twenty years j
old, appeared to lose control of his
? bteering gcar. The vehiclo swerved I
? and ran on the walk, which was crowded !
I with persons leaving a motion picture i
Evelyn Piee. six years old, of 309)
; West Thirteenth Street, was picke<l up 1
unconscious by Patrolman Michael '
; O'Rourke, of Charles Street police sta?
tion. She died at St. Vincent's Hospital !
| n few minutes after aamission.
The more seriously injured are Marle '
; Orte. thirty-eight years old, 2fi9 West
. Eleventh Street; Elisabeth Lewis, thir
: ty-two. 2.15 West Seventeenth Street
Samuel Gert, eighteen, 844 West Four- I
? teenth Strcet, and Henrv Wetaen iii'tv
, three, of 271 West Eleventh Street. All '
j were taken to St. Vincent's Hospital.
Witnesses said the truck ran fifty j
l teet through pedestrians before taking
j to the road again. Fifteen ormore slight- I
, ly in.iured persons went to their homes I
(without receiving medical care. Hayes I
was placed under arrest on a technical
; charge of homicide nfter word was re-!
I ceivcd at Charles Strcet station of thc :
j Rice child's death.
: In a statement madc to the police
I Hayes said he was driving at moderate :
j speed when two children began cross- !
ing Eighth Avenuc directly in front of
the machine. He was startled by the'
danger of running them down. he'said,
and swerved his truck to one side,
; miscalculating the distance and leaving i
j thc roadway.
S 'Grandpa' Murray Found III j
| Aged Caretaker oi' Trinity
i Cemetery Overcome by Cough i
James Murray, ninety years old, of I
; 477 West 1 Kid Street, caretaker of
(Trinity Cemetery. at Amsterdam Ave
j nuc and 155th Strcet, for lift.y years, i
was found lying insensible near his'1
; but at the cemetery entrance yester- ;
| day by Patrolman John Rciily, of tho
I West 152d Street police station.
Patrolman Reilly summoned an am- |
bulance from Columbus Hospital. Dr. i
Conderas, who accompanied thc ambu- |
lance, said Murray apparentiy had been '
evercome during a tit of coughing. He
was removed to the hospital for treat?
Murray is a familiar character in the
neighborhood. He is known Lo practi?
cally every oid resident as "grandpa "
and is much sought by children as 'a i
story teller. Lieutenant James Murray
jr., of tho West Sixty-cighth Street
station, a son of the aged man, waa I
notified of his illness.
Aged Woman Inslantly Killed; j
Falls 4 Floors From Window
Mrs. France? Spicgel. cighty vea-s
old, of 50(i West 177th Street, was in
stantly killed yesterday when she fell \
from a window of her apartment on the !
fourth floor at that addrcsa.
The body of the aged woman struck a '<
stonc sidewnlk, narrowly missing a
group of small children at play. Rela
tives of Mrs. Spiegel said last night
she bad been in ill-health for some i
months. )>er.th is believed to havc been
been due to accident.
Bubjeeteo* to tfi? great Tabor nnd exVa
pensa of prepnring to dofend itself j
aRainst such a complaint. The company
points oul. that an, action of the com
niission will become null and void in
tho ovent tho contentions of tho Mayor
are suslniried by the court.
Denial is made th.it the ("ity of New
York or tho Mayor niny prosocuto a
complnint. beforo the commission as to
the rato charged to private eonsumers
of gas, as it has been specilically held
by lhe state and Federal courts that
the city has no !egnl interest in or
concern with the rates charged for
gas euppliod lo corisiirners other th?r.
such municipaJity and no legal right
to cxpcnd the money of taxpayers and
the time of public officers and em?
ployees in endeavoring to concern it?
self with gas rates.
The answer sets forth that these
rulings of thc eourtn have been marfa
in actlons involving both the Consoli?
dated Gas Company nnd the Public
Service Commission upon applicntions
by the Mayor aml the Corporation I
Counsel. The company says that the
cnmmoneing of n new hearing now
upon the complaint. of the city would
involve an nnnecessnry waste of the
money of the tnvpnyrrs atirl the coio-j
pany," because thc Public Service Com-]
mission comrnenced hearings last Junt j
aa to the rates of thls ond other com?
panies, and that these, hearings have
been in progress with the city's conn- j
sel and experts participating Jn them. j
Hcnial is made to the Mayor's charge !
thnt the company has been and is
charging excessive rates.
Similar answers were filed to the
complaints filed by the Mayor against
tbe New York Mutual Gas Light Com
rany, thc Standard Gas Light Company,
tho New Amsterdam Gas Company. the i
East River Gas Company of Long i
Island City, the Bronx Gas and Elec
trie Company and the Nev/ York and j
Queens Gas Company.
Miller Says School
ItemcdieK Are Up to
C harter Comm issi<>11
Governor Insists There I?
Iraperative Need of Speed
in Reorganizing Traction
Lines to Release Money
Governor Miller said at thc Hotel
Pla?;a yesterday, in answer to ques?
tions, that his attention had been called !
to the condition of thc New "Vork!
schools and their administration by tbe I
Board of Education. Asked if he fa
vored legislative action to correct al- !
leged abuses, thc Governor said any- j
thing of that character fell within the |
general rule of leaving local adminis?
tration to be considered by the Charter
Revision Commission, whose report
will be considered at a special session
of the Legislature.
Asked about the sort of "persuasion" !
he favored to induce the traction com- \
panies to improve their service and to
assent to modincation of perpetual ,
rights and contracts inimical to thc j
city, he said he did not wish to go so >
far as to prejudge the work or thc
plans of thc Transit Commission. He '
made it clear in informar rem?.rks that ,
there is imperative need of speed in I
reorganizing traction, gettir.g the iinca
on a basis that will command the con- :
fidence of the public ar.d enable the <
city to bafeguard its mvestnieiit ;??'.
nearly ?r',00,000,000. He said the longer
the delay the hai-der it v.-ouid be to
bring about a pr'bp'er read.iustmerit.
"Until the city's 'frozen' capital now ;
invested in the subways is liberatcd
through readjustment and reorganiza?
tion it will be difficult to find money
lor new schools and teachers and new
piers and new subways," said the Gov?
ernor. When told about the criticism
over the high cost of the operations of
the Meyer legislative invostigatiqg
committee, the Governor made no com?
ment, but when asked about continu
ing the committee he said that he knew
of no special reason for the continu
unce of the Meyer or any other special
Judge Franklin C. Hoyt, of thc Chil?
dren's Court, who conferred at length
with the Governor yesterday, said that
his forthcoming report would state that
there was a diminution of juvenile cle
"It is quite possible," said Judge
Hoyt, "that the movies are detrimental
in their impressions on sub-norrr.al
juveniles, but the records do not indi
cate that they are harmful to normal
lariifith Fears for Freedom
House i scd To Be 'Man's
Castle; Now Distillerv
David Wark Griffith. who spo'ke last !
night at the ar.nual dinner of the Mich- ]
igan Society of New York at the Hote! I
Biltmo.re, said that ^the country nusH
beware of the think*as-I-thiiik man, "of1
tne dr'.nk-as-I-drink man and th? eat
as-J-eat man or its freedom would be ?
When be was young and lived m Kiin-I
tucky, he said, every man's house was I
his castle in which he had complete!
treedom of thought and speech, when '
his wife was away, but now every inan'a
home wat, his distiilery.
Dr. Royal S. Copeland. Health Com?
missioner, said that every thousand
persons living 0n Fifth Avenue. had
seven habies and every thousand ner-i
sons living on the lower East Side had
thirty-seven babies. and unless people !
with money put it into dwelling con?
struction thc congestion was going to
be ,-rions. ?. ^
IF milk were pro?
hibited, how much
would you pay for a
bottle for your chil?
Do not conf use the
cost of milk with its
value. Milk is the
most perfect food of
all-and the cheapest.
CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION. INC
For Bus Plan,
(Continued fr?n P"(je ?n?)
that tho proposed bus lines were (o
he oporatod strictly on ? Rve-cent fare.
Ile (! rlared th'ii the bus Jijies would
"earn for tl e taxpaycrs 18 per cent on
'fhe 3,500 busos provided for in the
plan would serve tha public better
than tho 3,000 ti i '? cars now in
operation, the report stated, owing to
ih" quicker and less interrupted movo
ment of fhr- motor bua. Thp trolley
(-.;??' nov, iii operation vary ln capacity
from thirty-onc ',;> fifty-two seats, and
allowing an average of -r'0 per cent,
the total capacity would bc 150,000.
The 8,500 motor buscs wonld have 122,
500 sent". tiie report saia. but the
quicker movement of the btifes would
make this equivalent to 183,760 to 2t.r?,
000 trolley seata.
Thc commissioner said it should be
noted that lhe motor bu? propoted and
designed by tho department is not
similar to thc "borrowed busseg" now
in operation, "but would be superior
to any hns yet operated in any city In
Would Drop I'llteen Routes
As the Hrsf. st"p ln the city bus
r>r ? ?r.i'.ri, it ia proposed to clinn'nate
fifteen car routes in Manhattan. They
,ir>. the Broadway-Seventh Avenue line;
Ninth Avenue, Eighth Avenue, Sixth
Avenue, Madison *nd Fourth a*en-:es,
Second Avenue, Avenue tt, nnd the fni
lowing cross-town linea: Eighty-sixth
ti'''--, Fifty-ninth ^'rr-'', Forty-second
Street, Thfrtj fourth Street, Twentj
?;-i"'i Strret. Fourteenth Street, Eighth
;? ' reet and Grand Street.
I'hc report ^aid that thc removal of
these surface lines would reiie^o the
traffic congestion that er.i?.t.3 at various
mportant intersectiona of the city,
principally at the junctions of thc
cross-town lines with the more im?
Ma.vor Hylan surnmed up all opposi?
tion to the bua pian when he a*k>?d
Commissioner Whalen if he didn't;
".see tiio litt.'e scheme."
"The little sehemo," said the Ma~or,
"is to turn over to tho city the broken
down trolley lines and then grab thc
Bernard Shcppard, who said he r^n
rescnted Austin P. Fox. of the City
Transit Company, Inc., which p.pplied
a year ago for a franehi?f to operate
bus lines, asked permission to'speak
in the capacity of a taxpayer, and
upon being aliowed to address the
board began to pick some of Commis
Eioner Whalen's figures to pieces. cor,
tending that there wa.? too much gen
erality witli respect to the estimates
for operation, maintenance, deprecia
He declared that the city "hould act
cautiousJy if it meant that it was go
ing io mvest $25,000,000 in something
that would not net a return. The prop
osition being in the pioneer stage, he
said, it wouid not be amiss to have it
tvledi .?,ut by Priviii? operators, v.-ho
should be given a franchise for a lim
Uoard Kills Application
H<? said although the City Transit
Company had made application for a
franchise a year ago, the company had
not learned what had been done about
it. Ihe ooani straightway took actior
n.v iiiing tho application which is
equ>va,ent to kijling it. Commissioner
Uha.en oeclared tne City Transit Com
on the Madison Strcet line. ar.d that
,cs capitalization was onlv $500.
lhe broadway Association and the
Yorkville Chambf-r ot r*~ "~""~"
through representetives, went^??rce'
ord M f.voring the bn, J^.? ?*
promised to help in every ^a? V "*
missioner Whalen'g report w..,..""'
to the committee of tfee whok ferr*d
Go-ernor Miller, judjrine f.A? ,.,
speech r,? Thursday night at thi * **
High School, in the Iron* 4'^"''
oppo-ed to the Hylan p|?n' of !^r,y
tut.ing bus lines for ,,"fo'f ?"*??
After making it clear that b* hrit
mterfering with the plan. of the*^6*
s.t. Commise.on, and would aw.it ??*
commiasion's artion or er>-n>ZZV *"
reorganiiati n of trVStftERfi?"*
had this to s*y: Governor
"I nottce lately <-r.T>n49nhit. fi_n
aimi about scrapping 'xistir* *
lines in this city a-d ,3 lran?a
nev gyatem at a probabla ?'T* *
half a billiot, dollar,' gJJJ ?* tt
tion would not provide ?, .(??i? *?**
tional seat. for a fc'r.jfU l^ "dd|
pa.aenger. It ?ot.ld m*ke ft. '^
tion worso r*ther than bn^ nB ???"
vo.i y.erap what i/ou havo. V T*IOr?
well to get loroothinff b?f?, h'
place. lt would ?eem to KwfJ? '"
make tne most of existing fac?E .*<>
revamping and Improvin. them t^''
necesslties of tbc eomrn^jt* *?? Tfi*
wait for such proposed lAauIIL"*
You reed better aefviw JS rtKation
it. now. There ia a Mt;,yr"J n*?d
?f 4/100 paasen?er. cvCV7ada;nC?'?
after week and month Ift? ' ^
This haa been known for i \L t^
No provision ha- been mtittZr ttu
normal and steady inereaaa ??h .J*
facilities have been fa!,,n? ^"J *?
after day for the last ^nffUfi1
Fox field in Arlvcrtising CaW
, Richard K. i ox, Mventy./onr ,M?
Old, of Red Bank, N. j nnM,.v
"The Police Garette,- ,?<* Wahtr -?
George, f.fty-on*. or 239 Quincjr g ?
Brooklyn, his *WertiaiDg mt '
were arraigned befor, ^iiT%u
in Tomba Court estetdaj darjrf ^v.
violation of the Penal Uwi in puWWh".
Ing forb dder, m, . ca! ?1rCTf.???wu
Tbe-. pleaded not guilty and werc .,.
leased in $.'.00 bail <-*rl for trial befor*
the court of Special Seaeions.
A When Hoops
were the last word
in styles Blooming
dale's was the favor
ite shopping place oi
the disciples of the
Mode. Now, during
our Golden Anniver
sary, as ever, we
carry out the latest
dictates of Dame
1872?Golden Aaaivemry Year?1922
59th to 60th?Ux. to 3d Avm.
R 4JC T OjRS
They keep .'Vpw York strmls clear #/
low and traffvc nfovinf.
ThAHolt Manut'acWriij Cfc,
50 Cliur* bt. Corthfttt 41W.
True to the traditions of this
Mid-Season, we are turning our
attention to giving values that
our discriminating Patrons ex
These are not quoted as Sale
Yalues. but are consistent with
the Gidding policy of favorable
Furs and Fur-trimmed Apparel,
especially, will bear close com
parison with prices offered else
Taupe Nutria Day Coats
Choice Hudson Seal Coats
Taupe Caracul Cape Wrap
(Platinurn Fox Trimmed)
Rich Ermine Evening Cape
Smart Day Wraps
For street, sport or afternoon
wear; richly fur-trimmed?
With and without fur?smart new
materials, including homespuns
and swagger tweeds.
?fIFTH AVE N U E **Sj>?JH?,