Newspaper Page Text
?m Flood Rise
ffeatber Bureau Issues Fresh
Warning Thai Third Stage
of High Water Is One:
Immense Property Loss
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 16.? Heavy
heds Of the upper
[isa ssippi during
,,,? i3 : x honra caused the
? ? ?.- : officials to-day to issue ;
^jrnings that a third stage of high
centra] and lower reaches
River must be ex
I bal the flood period would
into May in the central
1 the latter part of
? : wet river.
. and levee board enpi
v renewed efforts to
ubankmenta on both
waterway from Cairo south
to-night said that the
south of Cairo were
; he tlrst swell of the
t' day, while re
: OUth of St. Louis
,? . ? ing slowly and a |
ruing down both the
. -.-.ith heavy rains in
Boats in Beardstown Streels.
iff.V, 111., April l,".. Alarm
toblems and an enor
damage, inevitable re
rPI?. flood which continues us
?y m waa Beardstown's
p thought to-night. Fears of im?
?n ? elipse,! by con?
cd to rise and the
ations. several of
' day. Walks and
d ? everal feet
n - pa jsable by hip
the 1 usin?es seel ion
luced to the mi n ?mum
tage to buildings
? ated by the craft.
n declared to be
H "? ' eing a matter
In this work the
taking the leading
0 Crop Damage
; Ood waters in
' ' am;. higher than
more 1 n fiftj years, to
dreds of families
i reaten?d extensive
half a dozen town;.,
the [I lino is River.
ro also gr9e way and
i trict. Nat ional Guard
ted te?? i olonies at
? ', ai d at Beardstown
reliant Ordered to Share House !
With Owner, Who Asks Eviction
TI e emergen? y renl lav \? i re ap- ,
pl '': " a unique manner by the Ap '
pellatc Term ?f the Supreme Gourl
yesterday in the case of a landlord who
wanted to occupy her own house and a
tenant who refused to relinquish the
premises. The court settled the con?
troversy by permitting the landlord to
occupy five room, of the nine rooms!
in the house, leaving the balance to I
the tenant. It is stipulated that the
landlord must irive proof thai the
premises are desired for personal oc?
The litigants in the case were Mrs.
Mary K. Curtis, landlord, and Mrs.
Elizabeth Lancaster, tenant. The house
is at 254 We t 13l! I Street.
The trouble started when Mrs. Curti
brought dispossess proceedings against
Mrs. Lancaster in the Municipal Court. I
Mrs. Curtis testified she was living in
an apartment at 2187 Madison Avenue.
for which she vas paying $40 a month.
rent. She wanted to occupy her own
nine-room house because two nieces I
had come from Philadelphia to live I
with her and she needed the extra
rooms. She said she boughl the West
131st Street house from h< i avings of
many years' labor, which she chai ? t< ?
?zed as "slavery," and insisted on her
right 3o occupy her own hoi e
Mrs. Lancaster testified that slip has,
been occupying the house with her son,
two flood babies arrived yesterday in
the tent colony.
A million-dollar crop ??amago ;
timated by farmers in the Cairo ri -?
War Department Acts
ST. LOUIS, April 15. -Instruct ons
to make provisions for relief ol Rood
sufferers in the territory south of St.
Louis have been received ai .lefferson
Barracks from the War Department,
Colonel IL K. Vates, commandant of the
military post, said t i day Colonel
YaU's declared that oldicrs would be
kept m readiness to lend assistance to
persons in the flooded district- and
that tentage and rations would be
New Veterans' Hospital
lu the Bronx Is Opened
Government Surgeons Expect
lo (lose Sea View Institu?
tion by June 5
Surgeon General Hugh S. Cumminga
and Assistant Surgeon General Claude
I!. Lavinder, speaking yestcrdaj i ' the
formal opening of the United States
Veterans' Hospital. Kingsbridge Road
and Sedgwick Avenue, the Bronx, said
they had not been notified that the
government would renew its lease on
the Sea View Hospital for tubercular
patients. "It would cos', a great deal
to renovate Sea View, and we expect to
her husband being dead. On her re- j
turn from the funeral or Mr. Lanea
ter, she said, she was greeted by Mrs.
Curtis with an announcement that
thereafter her rent would bo $100 a
month, ?nMead of $77, ami if she did
not pay the increase she would have
? i move. Mrs. Lancaster told Mrs. Cur?
t? that such a subject should not he
broached to her in lier hour of bereave?
ment and that she would consider the
A witness for Mrs. Lancaster, who
heard the conversation, testified that
Mrs. Curtis siiid: "Well. I hear you
losl your husband. 1 haven't anything
to do with that. That is your hard
luck. I want my home."
"1 will give you your house a soon
n? I fin git one." Mrs. Lancaster re?
torted, "I am in no condition this
morning to speak to you. You show
very little Christianity with me."
"She raised cain that morning," said
the witness, referring to Mis. Curtis
Justice Marks, of the Municipal
Cour:, raised the question of good faitl
on the part of the landlord and re
fused t.. issue the warrant of dispos
again ?I the tenant.
It was shown yesterday that Mrs
! caster and her son were occupying
only four of the nine rooms in th<
house, o the Appellate Court decide?
Mrs. Curtis may have the m he
five if she uses them for her occupancy
close : hat place on dune 1," said Di
I'he Veterans' Hospital, which wn
opened yesterday, was acquired by th
government at a cost of $2.760,000 froi
the Sisters of St. Vincent de Paul, wh
used the buildings as an orphanag
Since that time $600,000 has been ai
propriated for extensive alteratior
and modilicat ions.
The room- are large and airy an
ideal for hospital purposes. \Vh<
completed the hospital will be equippt
with 1.000 beds. The cost will be ai
proximatoly $3100 a bed less than tl
Sea View Hospital, i'.verv facility hi
been installed for the treatment <
nervous disorders, including she
shock and neuro-surgical cases. Th
will be the only hospital in the counti
equipped to treat every type of ne
At the opening yesterday speech
wer? made by Surgeon General Cui
mings. Colonel Charles R. Forbes ai
Colonel Cornelius Wickcrsham. The i
ception committee consisted of Mi
August Bclmont, Miss Ruth Morgs
Commander William P. Deegan, M
William K. Draper, Mrs. Lorenzo Da
ielr-, Miss Catherine S. Lcverich a
Surgeon General Cummings.
Two Cincinnati Detectives Sli
CINCINNATI, April 1."'. -Detecti
Hueftlein was fatally wounded and I
tective Al. Guethlein seriously wound
to-day when they attempted to questi
a mail who had called at the office
Miss Amanda Blymer, a notary pub
relative to the sale of an automobile
IT MUST BE HEARD
Special Offering??A Genuine Ampico
In a Standard Upright Piano of fine make
A moderate down payment will instire prompt
delivery to your home?the balance may be paid
in small monthly amounts. For your present
piano or player-piano an allowance will be made
that will astonish you by its liberality.
in the FRANKLIN, HAINES BROS, and KNABE
Uprights, $1050 to $1800 ? Grands, $1975 to $4000
Informal Demonstrations at All Times
Wareroomj? ? FifthTlve at 5?>0t
New York Loses
By Bill's Failure
Commissioner Rnepp Says
National Bank** Will Con?
tinue to Enjoy Advan?
tage Over Their Rivals
Prom o Staff Correspondent
ALBANY, April 15.- The State Tax
Commission to-day declared that the
refusal ef ?he Committee on Banking
and Currency of the House of Rcpre
sentativea to act favorably on the Mc
Fadden bill, permitting state? to tax
national banks, would cost the State of
New York more than $8,000.000.
The State Tax Commission charged
that the Congressional committee
showed obvious favoritism to the na?
tional banks, and that it' action will
negative the hill just signed by Gover?
nor Miller .-nabling the localities of the
state to continue imposing a tax of 1
per rent on the capital stock, surplus,
and undivided profits of national banks.
In the recent Richmond decision, the
United States Supreme Court held that
such ta--.es, 'unless approved by Con?
gress, are illegal.
Walter II. Knapp, Tax Commissioner
said that the Hanover National Bank oi
New York City, has brought suit to
recover taxes paid to the state and itt
localities. Hundreds of ?Hher national
banks m this state have tiled suit?
which are dependent \ipon the outcorn?
of the Hanover appeal.
"The trial of the Hanover Bank cas?
before Justice Davis in Special Term ir
New York resulted adversely to the
bank." said Commissioner Knapp. "Ar
appeal has betn taken and the final out
come cannot be determined until the
case is passed upon by the Court of Ap
peals and possibly by the Sureme Coui"
of the United States.
"The action taken by the nations
hanks to avoid the payment of theii
just, and reasonable taxes is unjustifi
nhle and if successful and an amend
ment to the Federal statutes canno
be obtained, will result in a clear ad
vantage or discrimination in the statt
in favor of national banks, which o
course, ought not to be tolerated.
"All banks should be treated fairl*
and precisely alike in the matter of
taxation and other taxpayers will cer?
tainly resent any favoritism which may
result from this action taken by na?
"The situation has heroine so serious
a? t'l attract the attention of taxing
eifflcials aiul taxpayers throughout the i
Unitod States. The action or failure j
to net nu the part of the Committee on i
Ranking and Currency cannot he too
severely condemned, tf there were fil
coriitnittr-e in Congress on taxation this
bill probably should have been referred ',
to such committee, and it ii un?
fortunate that it has to come hefote
a committee composed largely of bank ;
er?, bank officials and tuen especially
interested in banks."
Yawned Neck Ont of Placo
Dentist a Bit Too Strenuous in
ROCHESTER, \. Y? April L5. Dr.
David X. Martin, a local practicing den?
tist and a graduate of last year's class
of the Dental School, University of
RufTalo, is to-day recovering from the
effects of a dislocated vertebrae in his
neck. Buffeted several days ago when
he stretched himself too strenuously
and took an extra relaxing yawn. Dr.
Martin was treated at a hospital here,
but was permitted to go to h i -? home,
where he is continuing treatment.
Dr, Martin in flexing his muscles a
week ago Wednesday twisted his head
too much to one side and in so doing
the atlas and axis vertebrae move??!
from their natural places, causing the
dislocation, according to the record at
the hospital, made public to-day.
Jury l nable to Determine
Cause of British Plane Crash
LONDON. April 15 (By The Associ?
ated Press).?The cause of Thursday's
airplane tragedy, when Captain Sir
Ross Smith and Lieutenant B. Bennett
were killed, probably will never be
known. Th?- coroner at the inquest
held this aff.prnoon failed to elicit
from the expert, witnesses more in?
formation than that the plane was
without, defcel an.l that nothing wrong
was found with it after the accident.
The coroner's jury, accordingly, re?
turned a verdict that death was due to
misadventure. The coroner said the
secret of how the plan?' got into the
fata! spin had passed on with the two
men who lost their lives, hut that it
was proved that there was no defect
in the machine.
Will Fight Effort I]
To Save Fevrola
From Death Chair
Westchester District Attorney
Says Wife of Doomed ?Man
is Making Eleventh-Hour
Attempt by Recanting
?istrict Attorney Weeks of Wr.iL
ehester County replied yesterday to the
declaration of Mrs. Tessie Fevrola. of
228 West 124th Street, that her testi?
mony for the state which resulted in
the conviction of her husband for the !
murder of Generossi Nazzarro was
false and given under duress. Naz- |
zarro was killed in Vonkcra four years i
ago, Fevrola is now in the death house ?
at. Sing Sing. Mr. Weeks said that Cue j
' affidavit filed by Mrs. Fevrola is simply
an eleventh hour attempt to save her I
husband from paying the ?loath penalty, i
Mr. Weeks has filed an affidavit in i
White Plains replying1 to the one filed
by Mrs. Fevrola, In it the details of
the trial are set forth, and it is stated
that a further refutation of the
charge brought by Mrs. Fevrola will
be secured from Lee Parsons Davis,
| who was the county prosecutor when
Fevrola , as brought to trial.
In 'her affidavit Mrs. Fevrola al?
leges she was forced to make a confes?
sion by Davis. She says that she was
threatened by the county prosecutor
with prosecution for perjury unless
she falsified her testimony. Since the
trial Mrs. Fevrola has been under the
surveillance of two detectives from
! the District Attorney's office.
"The prosecution of Fevrola," Dis
', trict Attorney Weeks said, "took place
| before I took office, i shall present the
, affidavit of Mr. Davis, and as 'ne was
active in the prosecution he will prob?
ably appear with me at the hearing on
Mrs. Fevrola'a plea. Her plea at this
'. time is simply a move to try to save
Fevrola. 1 shall produce affidavits
i which will prove this woman has per
; jured herself in this latest affidavit."
Former District Attorney Davis said
\ that the charges of Mrs. Fevrola were
! ridiculous and that she had willing!,*
I given her testimony at the trial of her
0/ ? c of ihr, th ree h 1 rges t s ft yo s
/// ///i.' world
A crossing on the Berengaria is like .? week at some
delightful Country House, yielding luxurious repose,
enjoyable exercise, charming societ\ all without sense
o? effort, discomfort or crowding. Recently converted
it? nil burning. She forms u iili tho M \i KI-.TAMA
and AQ1 ITANIA
The FASTEST OCEAN SERVICE
Sailings Every Tuesday From New York
// \ ou U ould enjoy an additinunt doy or tun nl s,rn with
the. maximum Cunard comfort, at moderate tost, tlien try
the CAR0N1 \. (.ARM WIV or one of our neu .vi.OOn
tanners. SCYTH1V SAMARIA. LAC?NIA, ot the new
Anchor ?.mer, CAViERONIA. TUSCAP??A ?6,700 tons.
The LA( ONIA .;;'. from Boston.
CUNARD \M) ANCHOE STEAM SHIP LINES
25 Broadway, New York
Fifth Ave. at 35th St.?N. Y.
THE FIRST STORE IN THE WORLD FOR BABIES AND
T/i? ^Maternity Center ^Association
THE FIRST ORGANIZED SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF MOTHERS
AND BABIES IN THIS CITY, ARE ALLIES IN A SPLENDID CAUSE
"Setter S ah'es and Healthier ?Mothers!
THIS LETTER TELLS THE STORY
Paris handmade frocks
Caps and bonnets
Coats and capes
Pillows and slips
Rompers and aprons
MATERNITY CENTER ASSOCIATION
370 SEVENTH AVENUE
MR. JOHN S. EU????. CHAIRMAR
Mk. GEORG-? F. BAKER. JR.
MR. LOUIS J. HOROWITZ
MR. VICTO?* MONAWtTZ
MR. DWtGHT W. MORROW
MR. JACKSON T. RCYNOLO*
MR. JOHN SLOAME
MR ROBERTS WALKER
MR. PAUL WILIIOr?
BOARD Of" DIRECTORS
WINTHROP W. ALDRICH
M. W. AMBERS
IRENE OSOOOO ANDREWS
HARMON S. AUGUST
JOHN C. 8REXKINRIOOE
ARTHUR SCOTT BURDEN
MARIA L. DANIELS
JOHN R. OREXEL. JR
EOWARD T. DWIGHT
JOHN S. ELLSWORTH
JOHN S. ELLSWORTH
MARSHALL FIELD, JR
ROBERT L. GTRRV
ANNIE W GOODRICH
HENRY C. GRAY
MAnY P. HAYDEN
HELEN H. JENKINS
RALPH W LOBENSTINE
WILLIAM G. MCADOO
EUGENE MEYER. JR.
C. S. MOORE
JUNIUS ?. MOROAN. JR?
HENRY HOLLISTER PIAS*
HERBERT L. PRATT
FREDERICK W. RICE
GRACE RAINEY HOOIR?
JOHN S. ROGERS
C. C. RUMSEY
PHILIP VAN INGO?
TlL?FHON?. LONaACP? ?O0O
?I. IMPORTANCE OP
19 2 2
To Beat & Co'g Patrons
Through the great kindness of JSest 4 Co.
? generous percentage of all the Bales r.ade on their
fourth floor ( Liliputlan Bazaar and the Girls* and.
Juniors' Department) on Easter Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday, April 17th, 18th and 19th, wi'il be donated
to further the work of
The Maternity Center Association
This organization, through pre-natal care, proper
professional aid and good nursing, aime to safeguard
the health ot mothers and babies in this city.
DO YOU KB01T that in 1921 in Manhattan
1 mother died for every 205 babies born
1 out of every 26 babies born died under
one month of age
1 out of every 21 babies was born dead
WHEBSAS - when proper care was given the mother tinder the
aupervision of the Maternity Center Association, only
1 mother died for erery 500 babies born
1 out of every 51 babies born died under
one nxmth of age
1 out of every 42 babies was born dead
If you have a healthy happy hahy, or a growing girl, in
your own home, won* you think of these others and make
a point of doing your Spring shopping for your children
on April 17th, 18th and 19th, at Best & Co., who are so
kindly co-operating with us to further this excellent
yu*jUei ( ?*><??
Dressy coats and capes
Cape or coat suits
Paris handmade frocks
English Unen dresses
English tub silk frocks
Khaki outing suits
Seventy-five well- known society women
will take charge of our fourth floor for
the three days, a group of 25 women
serving each day.
Mrs. Winthrop W. Aldrich is the chair?
man in charge for Monday, Mrs. J. R.
Drexel. jr., will serve on Tuesday, and
Mrs. C. C. Rumsey on Wednesday.