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ban* and ?M. Mil!? were '*'?*';*?
der th* cm. ?ppl? tre? ?* Va.? Phillip?
?Hot appearance at th? county court?
house Ihii morning wa? ? hold and un
rr.eed.rtted stroke. She had asked the
?rand Jury to he?r her and her request
fe*d been ignored. Mr. Mott h?d ?aid
repeatedly that he did not wish her to
teetify. Bat ehe knew th*. Mr?. Gib
eon wa* to take th? stand to-day. Sh?
knew, too, that the state w?s staking
iti case on Mr*. Gib?on'* ?tory. Per?
haps ah? reckoned on th? phychoiogieAl
effect of appearance?. At ?ny rate, eh?
wa* ther* at 10 o'clock with Mr. Pfeif?
fer and Mis? Peters, and there ?he
atayed all day except for the luncheon
She drove to Bound Srook to meet
Mr. Pfeiffer coming out from New
York, and was overtaken and recog
. i_.*d by photographers and reporter?,
?leo ob their way to SomervtUe from
New Brunswick. Pulling down th? cur?
tain* of her car, ah? managed to pro?
tect heraelf from scrutiny until they
ail arrived at the courthouse. There
.he made no attempt to conceal h.r
identity. 3he would not pose for
photograph?, hut waa snapped as ?he
walked to the courthonse steps.
She appeared to be in splendid spirits
at first. A 8m i le was never far from
her !ip? and at times she laughed out
riffht as Sallie Peters of Mr. Preiffer
talked to her. There wa* a vivacity
about her that was totally absent on
the day ?he gave her on'y interview.
But the cold, hard look impressed it?
self when her face was in repos* and
her eyes flashed at the gallery crowds
and took them in contemptuously. News
of her appearance in court boon spread
..nd people came in to gaze at her. She
was not in the least disconcerted by
their scrutiny. She seemed to be un?
moved by what was going on, although
h?r eyes strayed eagerly to the jury
room door every time it opened. Final?
ly Mr. Beekman came out and Mr. Pfeif?
fer approached him.
Beekman Refuses to Hear Her
"May I speak to you for a moment?*'
he said interrogatively.
Mr. Beekman cheeked himself fn his
?wift stride, appeared to take no notice,
then turned and said, "You can't speak j
Up to that moment Mr?. Hall had
thought that her presence would over?
ride all objections to her appearance
before the grand jury and that she
would be given an equal chance with
Mrs. Gibison to tell her story. She ac- '
?opted the reb'iff through her lawyer
without the slightest hint of emotion.
There- war? other things that had
brought her there besides her desire
to tell her stcry.
She wantcu to face Mrs. Gibson, and
had no intention of leaving without
doing this. The ait seemed charged
with electric currents when the en?
counter came. Neither w.rnan suc?
cumbed to the moral force of the other.
They stared each other out?those two
hard-faced, strong-minded women who
have figured a?ain*t each other in this
case like open combatant?.
Mr?. Gibson was closely guarded all
morning. She was kept in the prose?
cutor's office instead of in t*-e lobby
with the other witnesses. When she
left two state troopers and s sheriff
accompanied ?*?__. S--e wo?*nd wisrs of
tulle around her face to avoid being
photographed. She was on the stand
for an hour and fifty minutes, and
came ont looking rather wilted.
Contrast Is Striking
There was the strongest contrast be?
tween the opulency of Mrs. Hall and
the sh?b--in"ss fcf Mrs. Gibson. The
"pig woman* looks better in her rough
farm things than in her conventional
clothes. Her rubber boots and farm
togs are much more suitable to her
Mrs. Gibson to'd the story that she
sw-re to soon after the murder?the |
tory that in.pucj.ted Mrs. Hall and I
one of her relatives. She described
her alleged ride near the scene of the !
crime on Jenny, her mule. She told of ;
see-ni. the woman in gray and the '
bushy-haired man and of the dame I
woman weeping over the dead body of j
the rector some time later. Mrs. Gib-1
son is understood to have been thor?
oughly questioned by the juror?.
As she came out she was sMghtly
eonfused and turned to her right in- j
stead of her left, in this way breaking
the full force of her contact with Mrs.
Hal). It was an exciting moment, j
nevertheless. Mrs. Hall's spine visibly I
stiffened as she surveyed the ill- !
Tailored woman from head, to foot. She
did not trouble to turn her head, but
her eyes gleamed in her mask-like face. ,
They turned ?nd turned as Mrs. Gibson
crossed the lobby, taking her in until ?
she disappeared from sight. Mrs. Gib- ?
son passed within a. hand's breadth of I
Mrs. Hall. She looked down at her j
hard, Hngerlngly. The look was re- j
turned in full measure. Neither woman
yielded an inch of ground to the other.
Miss Peters was plainly nervous
while Mrs. Gibson was in the jury
room. The light chatter of the three
figures in the lobby ceased for the time
being. Mrs. Hal' was grave, but seem?
ingly not concerned.
When the jurors filed out for lunch
con there was a touch of stage play
so that nil of them could have a good
look at the rector'? widow. Mrs. Hall
Was half way to the door when it bo
came apparent that only one-half of
the jury had passed out and seen her.
M'ss Peters and Mr. Pfeiffer drew her
hack by the arm and she stood there
calmly, facing th. door out of which
they were coming, so that all might
have a chance to see her. None of
them overlooked the opportunity.
Returns in Good Spirit?
j"he . ?id luncheon at the home o?
the T.ev. Charles Thatcher Pfeiffer, _
MetK.dist Episcopal clergyman in
Somerrill?. Her good spirits were
quite restored when she came back
for the afternoon session. She ap?
peared to be amused by the two court
?ttendast?, who sat outside the iurv
room door all through the proee.dings,
looking like the father and mother of
Katinka in the "Chauve Souris." The
pair have been so wooden and immov?
able that every one ha? noticed them at
Mrs. Cibson was the eighth witness
?ailed to-day. Henry Mills, brother-in
law of the murdered woman, was on
the st*nd for twenty-five minutes.
When he ?aw Mrs. Hail arrive he
walked over and ?hook hands with her.
A. H Bennett, t-*e man whose do? is sun
posed to have barked an* wa?cened the
night watchman who saw Mr?, Hall
enter her home about 2:3j_ a. m. on
the morning after the crime, also shook
hands ?nd chatted with her. A new
witness, whose testimony was consid?
ered of some significance until the
whole case col'apsed, was Charles Al
.......h, who testified thi? morning to
???ing a Dodge sedan in De Russey's
Aste-ikc's Gtvate*. Res-astraa.
48th St at Broadway
j 5 to 10 Years
At Hard Labor
Judge, in Sentencing Ex
Broker, Denounces Him
for Preying on Women
and Stealing Their Money
i Mrs. Duke Among Loser?
Lured Victim* Into Fake
Investments; Dr. EnlincI
to Hear H'S Fate To-day
A Bentone? of from five to ten years
at hard labor for grand latfceny, on
! which he was convicted on one of
nine Indictments found against him
last March, was imposed yesterday
upon Alfred E. Lindsay, the broker who
swindled women, chiefly widows, out of
j more than $500,000.
I * Lindsay seemed dazed by the judge?
ment, apparently having expected some
leniency due to a plea for clemency
based on his confession and,, testimony
against'two associate?, both'?of whom
were convicted, In sentencing Lindsay,
Judge Mancuso denounced him, saying
; he had made money by turning women's
The specific count to which Lindsay
pleaded guilty was that of stealing
$29,860 from Mrs. Sarah E. Arnold, of
152 West Seventy-fourth Street, on
December 8, 1921, through misrepre?
senting an investment. Major Redondo
Button waa sentenced to the peniten?
tiary several days ago for his part in
one of Lindsay's echemes, and the
other associate, Dr. Knut Arvid Enlind,
will be sentenced to-day.
Preyed on Women, Says Judge
Judge Msncuso said Lindsay had
been granted sufficient leniency in the
circumstances by being permitted to
plead guilty to only one of the nine
indictments in return for testifying
against Sutton and Enlind.
"You made women of means your
prey," Judge Maneuso told the defend?
ant. "You turned their h??-?ds by lav?
ishly entertaining them with their own
money. Your crime is no less an of?
fense than highway robbery or bur?
glary, it is true your victima were
people of wealth, yet you left them
impoverished. You stole $825,000 from
Mrs. Lillian B. Duke, and my investi?
gation shows none of tlje money you
got from these women wa*. invested.
"Acts of this kind, if tolerated,
would soon prevent people from. in?
vesting at all and would injure the
mercantile business of our city. It
must be ?topped. A man of your ability
and shrewdness would have prospered
in a legitimate business, but you were
too lazy. You wanted to live comfort?
ably by stealing, and you are now here
to reap the fruits of your crime."
The Mrs. Duke referred to is the
former wife of James B. Duke. Mrs.
Arno'd and Miss Margaret Bogert, of
344 West Fifty-seventh Street, were in
court and related their experiences
with Lindsay. Miss Bogert lost $18,000.
"Domino Clul*-* Pool One Lure
One of Lindsay's investment allure?
ments was the "Domino Club" pool, in
which he informed his victims many of
the leading financiers were Interested.
Late in February, after ten women had
appeared before the grand jury and
Lindsay was indicted, he disappeared.
A hurried countrywide search was?
started, and a few days Inter Lindsay
was found at a hotel in Overbrook, a
Philadelphia si'burb. He was sent to
the Tombs prison in default of 250,000
Tt was learned Llndssy not only ob?
tained cash and securities but jewelry
from his women investors. Pawn tick?
ets totaling $48,153 were found in hia
South Nyack home, some of them rep?
resenting articles that had belonged
to Mrs. Dnke.
Major Sutton. who was a West
Pointer, and Dr. Enlind were associ?
ated in selling the stock of a concern
called the Pacific Minerals and Chemi?
Lane some time between 11:45 and I
12.05 on the night of the crime. I*
It is understood to have been Mrs.
| Hall's own idea that she should come I
| to court and attempt to get a hearing, j
She wanted tho jurors to contrast her'
j with Mrs. Gibson in weighing the
! credibility of the latter's story. Her
move was so unprecedented that there
was speculation as to whether its ef?
fect on the jury would be favorable or
Much indignation la being expressed
here already over the collapse of the
investigation that has taken e even
weeks and has been under critici m
from the start. An editorial in "The ,
New Brunswick Home News" to-day, '
headed "No surrender," urges in strong
terms the resignation of any oiiicia- ?
who would be willing to let the inquiry
Successor to Dr. Hall
To Begin Pastorate Jan. 1
HOUSTON, Tex., Nov. 28.--Rev. J.
M. Ervin Pettit, rector of the Episcopal
Church of St. Marks at Bay City, Tex.,
will assume, on January 1, the pas?
torate of the Church of St. John the
Evangelist in New Brunswick, N. J. the
church of which the Rev. Edward
Wheeler Hall was pastor. The Re*".
Mr. Pettit, a former resident of Cam
den, N, J., was offered the pastorate
two weeks ago. He said over the
iong-di stance telephone that h?
?poached his decision last night.
Wooed Is Told
Bv Wife No. 2
Statement Disputes Pro?
fessor's Story They Met
in Court; Relates Trips
to Chicago to See Him
Wrote Against Divorce
Calls Teacher "Man of Emo?
tions" Who "Doesn't
Know What He Wants"
MARSHALLTOWN. Iowa, Nov. 28
(By The Associated Press).?Mrs.
Blanche Hawn Rash Brimmer Tiernan
late to-day gave out a statement on
her romance with Professor John P.
Tiernan, of South Bend, Ind., and told
of having received another telephone
callfrom him to-day.
Mr?. Tiernan's statement disputes
one given out by Professor Tiernan
that they met in the courtroom in
South Bend during the Tiernan-Poulin
First Met In 1MI
"1 first met Professor Tiernan early
in September, 1922, in thi Pennsylva
ria Railroad Station in Chicago, Mrs.
Tiernan ?No. 2 said. "We talked of the
Poulin case, and ? expressed to him
my sympathy in his trouble. After the
divorce proceedings were started in tho
Tiernan case I wrote to Mr. and Mrs.
Tiernan and told them I thought they
were foolish to separate. Mr. Tiernan
answered my letter, telling me that he
was not living with his wife, and for
me to write to him again, ?"'urther cor?
respondence between u? followed.
"About the middle of October Mr.
Tiernan asked me to meet him in Chi?
cago. I did so. We continued our corre?
spondence. After he had been grant?
ed his decree for divorce he wired
me Thursday, November 23, to meet
him in Chicago the next morning
on Friday?at 7 a, m., which I did.
Not Ready for Marriage
"During our visit in Chicago Mr.
Tiernan proposed marriage to me, and
I told him I wan not prepared to be j
marrieii at that time. Ho insisted,
and I finally consented. I supposed at
that time that all legal impediments
had been removed and that we were
free to be married if we bo desired."
Mrs. Tiernan No. 2 said she did not |
know whether Professor Tiernan was
coming to Iowa for her. "Mr. Tier- j
nan is a man of emotions," she said,
adding that "He doesn't know what
he wants to do."
One thing is sure, she said, and
that is if he does come here it must
he with the understanding "that I am
??o .- .?.
Leitch Killed Self,
His Host Released
Rose Sandrisser, Victim of I
Rejected Suitor, Sinking
as Her Defender Is fflreed ;
His Shots Were Harmless ;
Edwin Scndder, ot Huntington, L. L,
passed Monday night in a police cell at
Huntington, Belf-accused of killing
with his shot gun John J. Leitch, of
Northfield, who on Monday evening
shot his formor sweetheart, Rose
SandrisBer, at Scudder's home. Yes?
terday morning, after a careful investi?
gation of the shooting Scudder was
freed of the charge and pr.rolod in his
parents' custody as a material witness.
An autopsy performed during the
morning by "oroner E, S. Moore and
Dr. W. C. Pendall proved beyond ques?
tion that the shot which killed Leitch
had been fired by himself, almost at
the moment that Scudder also flred.
Leitch.was killed, the autopsy showed,
by a bullet from a revolver, held close
to his head. The bullet p.owed through
the brain. There were powder burns
on the side of the face.
Afyer Leitch had shot Miss Sand?
risser he ran from the Scudder home,
jumped into his automobile and start?
ed down the drive. The car crashed
into a trtu. Scudder meanwhile had
1 two "irtridges from his shot gun.
When Leitch was found to be dead
..cuuuer Q?j'eved that he killed him.
However, Scudder's shots had inflicted
only superficial injuries in the chest.
Miss Sandrisser is not expected to
Flight Record of 450 Mile?
Is Set by Array Ponv Blimp
BELLEVILLE, 111., Nov. 28 (By Tho !
Associated Press).?A record American :
flight for a pony blimp was made yes- '
terday when the small dirigible of
Scott Field, the government's lighter
than-air station near here, traversed
460 miles from the field to Byhun, Ala.,
in ten hours, army officers announced
The blimp is the only one of its kind
in the army and its normal flight dis?
tance is 150 miles, it was explained.
Three men were aboard.
UNCHLET HAS TAILORED
A LIMITED NUMBER OF
EXCELLENT SHIRTS, THE
BOSOM AND CUFFS OF
WHICH AXE OF FRENCH
LINEN. THE BOSOM IS PLEATED*
?&othbs or evsTO*f mmsm
SWatttft 46 th-5ti-*?.?-*
Rosy Irish Maid and Slim, Dark
Man Join Sad Frenchwoman
Harriette Underbill's Exposure of "Broadcloth"
Swindle Brings Letters Telling of Girl With "Lin?
ens" and Man With "Perfume" ; It's an Old Graft
The sad, plump Frenchwoman who
sells broadcloth at startling reductions
to a select few has heen heard from
again. Not only that, but the account
of Harriett. Underbill's experiences
with this hard-pressed lady published
in The Tribune on Monday has broiiRht
1 to light the activities of the slender
Irish maiden with red hair who spe?
cializes on "linens," while at Police
[ Headquarters they are keeping a sharp
; lookout for the ?allow, dark, slim man
who sells imported "French perfumes"
which have been ''smuggled ashore."
A letter from Florence Shirley, the
actress, which was received yesterday,
reveals the fact that Miss Shirley also
has knowledge of the Frenchwoman
with the broadcloth, of whose activi?
ties Miss Underhill wrote so feelingly.
"I am certain," writes Miss Shirley,
"that it was she who called at my
apartment on Riverside Drive four
years ago. Sh_ saiJ then that Mrs.
Guy Bolton had sent her to me. Her
story sounded plausible enough.
It Was Worthies?, of Course
j "Her appeal was so pathetic. I ro
! call that she needed only $15 'and then
| she could return to her beloved France,'
j and t gave it to her for broadcloth
sufficient for two suits. It was worth
I less, of course, my tailor refusing to
I cut into it.
"May I call your attention to an
[ other dressing room pest? She looks
to be about fifty years old, Blender,
with fair hair, who ch.ims to bo an
actress of experience and gushes re?
ligion profusely. A little financial aid
was given this woman recently and
she has been using my name in con?
nection with her begging i>ince. She
gained an audlonce not long sinco with
Mr. Henry Miller in this way and he
was kind enough to call my attention
"You are doing u unlendid work in
exposing these impostors. The the?
atrical profession is proud of its tradi?
tion to help the needy. Your exposures
will bo a real charity to those poor,
honeEt unfortunates who are deserving
of our sympathy and financial sup?
The Samples Arc Real
The red-haired girl who sell., "Irish
linens" at remnant counter prices ap?
pears to have been operating in the
neighborhood of Kew Gardens recently.
At any rote, a letter from a Tribune;
reader in that suburb says:
"We arc wondering if Miss Underhili
has come upon the young, slender Irish
maiden of tho brick red hair and pood
old Killamey accent who has put the
neighborhood of Kew Gardens. L, I.,
agog recently. f5ho has no sick hus?
band, but she claima to come from the
Morgan Salvaging Company, of 392
Broadway, New York City (not listed,
by the way, in the telephone book),
and her bargains are startling. She
carries real linen hand towels at 14
cents each. And they arc linen, too,
but they are the samples and you have
to place your order, to be delivered in
a week or ten days.
"Naturally, such value-; spread
throughout the vicinity like wildfire.
Each housewife had a friend or relative
in town that would surely want at least
a dozen (one dozen being the limit to
one person). In no time this clever
saleswoman was being cordially re?
ceived in nearly every home in the
neighborhood. Incidentally, she carries
a few wonderful bargains in real linen
tablecloths. There are only a few left
and 'you'll regret it if you don't take at
least one for only seven seventy-five.' j
Needless to say, after the tablecloths |
are washed they are found to be real |
cotton (100 nor cent), and she never
returns for the deliver**,*- of your order.
Occasionally she carries pieces of
woolens and serges and, like the
Frenchwomen, the name of a downtown
tailor who will make up your suit."
Real Perfume on Stopper
"Sure," an official of the detective ;
bureau at Police. Headquarters re?
marked yesterday when he was shown ?
those letter?. "There's the lad with !
the perfume, too. Real imported ?
cologne, smuggled off the boat, he tells
you; and so it Is, too; that is, the drop |
or two that he has spilled on the stop- j
per is real cologne. Smells good. But j
the Btuif in the bottle is just plain
water and nothing else, or, if it's a|
colored perfume, it may be a weak tea. !
"There's the chap who wants to know j
if you'd like to buy a watch and the
man who has smuggled a box of real
Havana cigars ashore. The watch, like I
as not, has no works inside it, and the.
cigars are made over on the East Side
arja cost of 10 cents a million, more
"These are old grafts It is hard
to beat them, because they rarely in?
volve sums of money big enough to be
ated us grand larceny, and it's always
a question whether there is anything
criminal in Belling an artie'e for a
stated sum to a person who is fool
enough to pay that sum for it, the ar?
ticle being offered for inspection. But ?
if anybody has reason to believe that j
CIjanfc?g?Hug Bap I
A Special Turkey Dinner i
Chicken or Cream o? Oystet i
Roast Young Turkey
Dressing and Giblet Gravy
Boiled Onions with Butter
Mashed Potatoes or Candied j
Bread or Home Made Rolls |
Mince Pie and Cheese or |
Pumpkin Pie and Cheese
Ice Cream and Cake
Tea, Coffee, or Milk
Ta? -i?*x*r that
hfsng? ms-T-.ori-ci* of
msttnm end mntmsm.
?he or she is boing made the victim of
such a fraud the thing to do is this:
'moke a futuro engagement with the
? swindler for the sale of goods valued
i at more than $50. Then call up the
! police and have a detective keep the
engagement. Publicity will probably
j scare off these fake smugglers, any
|\vay; but remember it isn't a new graft
j by any means. In some form or an
; other it has been used by smart crooks
?ever since the Indian? so?! Manhattan
Island for n handf I of glas beads."
3 Former Stock
On Fraud Charge
Ray H. and Jolin F. Mao
Masters and Walter J.
Schmidt Are Named on
Complaint of Customers
Three former stock brokers were in?
dicted yesterday by the grand jury
upon complaint of customers that their
money or securities had been stolen or
hypothecated. They were Roy H. Mac
Masters and John F. MacMasters, his
stepfather, of the bankrupt firm of R.
H. MacMasters & Co., 82 Broad Street,
and Walter J. Schmidt, of Walter J.
Schmidt & Co., 5.0 Broad Street, which
The indictments against the Mae
Masters charge grand larceny and the
bucketing of a customer's order. The
firm failed last February, leaving lia?
bilities of $.00,000 and assets of $50,
000, although Roy MacMasters declared
yesterday that the BB.eta were reajly
The District Attorney's office began
an investigation of the MacMasters
firm last. July. The chief witness
against the partners was James A.
Oockrane, formerl cashier and a part?
ner up to 5 per cent.
Mrs. Constance P. Taylor, of New
Haven, Conn., charged that. .MacMas?
ters & Co. appropriated $1,450 last
February sent in for the purchase of
B. R. T. stock. John H. Bradnuck, also
of New Haven, complained of tho theft
of stock worth $3,618, which he sent in
for sale and out of the proceeds of
which he wished to buy other securi?
ties. The bucketinp indictment was
found upon complaint of H. Gordon
Monroe, another New Haven customer,
who ordered the purchase of certain
stocks for his account, and against
which MacMasters & Co. were charged
with executing selling orders on their
Tho MacMasters were released under
$7,500 bail each.
Schmidt was indicted oh ? charge of
grand larceny, preferred by Reginald
Miller, of 8033 Ninetieth Avenue, Wood
haven, L. I. Miller's complaint said
that on November 29, 1921, he intrust?
ed to Schmidt a $500 bond, which was
to be security for margin on his trad?
ing account. This bond, a municipal
note of Zurich, Switzerland, Schmidt is
accused of converting to his own use.
On March 1 Miller asked Schmidt to
return the bond, no trading having
been done. He said he learned that i
Schmidt did not have it then, and after
the bankruptcy it could not be found
among the assets.
Schmidt failed for about $500,000,
leuving $70,000 in assets. Ho was re?
leased in $3,500 bail.
Metz Refunds Donations
.From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28.?Dr. Her?
man A. Metz, who was defeated by
Representative Ogden L. Mills in his
attempt to win the latters seat in Con?
gress, received more money for cam?
paign purposes than the election laws
permit to be expended, a report filed
to-day with the clerk of the House
"Accordingly, the contribution of
$1,000 from Colonel Metz wa. returned
to him and $..50 of a $1.000 contribu?
tion of Mr. Gagnebin and $250 of a
$1,000 contribution of Mr. Waldman
were returned to each of these e<?*it'e
men." said the report signed by Mst.'s
campaign treasurer, Morris J. Lewi.
"Total receipts, therefore, were $3,845,
of which $3.831.47 was actually ex?
pended, leaving a ha'anc* of $13.53."
The report added that any minor
moneys remaining out of this balance
after all obligations have been tiken
care of will be turned over to charity.
2 Accused as "Kings of Rum
Ring" Have No Trouble in
Producing $50,000 Bond
in Preliminary Hearing
6 Ex-Drv As:.-..i__. on IJst
Plead No ?. _*ii?y on Charge
of Conspiracy to Evade
Taxes; Cases Set Dec. 11
Twenty-six bootlegger suspects put
up bail aggregating $820,000 in the Fed?
eral District Court yesterday, when
Judge Julian W. Mack conducted the.
preliminary hearing into the indict?
ments against them returned by the
September Federal grand jury. Six of
tho men accused aro former "dry"
ngents; two are reputed to be leaders
in ?Hie bootlegging profession, and of
those indicted six are atiii missing and
are being sough'1* by officers armed with
benoh warrants for their arrest.
The alleged rum traders who ap?
peared yesterday are among those in?
dicted by the Federal grand jury,
which later provoked a rebuke ?nd
dismissal from Federal Court .Tudgo
Rufus E. Foster by its action in
i giving premature publicity to a letter
addressed to Washington, in which
Ralph A. Day and John S. Parson?,
prohibition enforcement officials, were
accused of malfeasance in office. Judge
Foster ?-?.aid that anything this grand
jury might do would "at least be under
suspicion of being tinctured with preju?
The accused men were well sup?
ported by legal talent, and well deco?
rated with diamonds. There was no
apparent difficult about the bail, which
ranged from $50,000 eacli in tho cases
of Mannie Kessler and Morris Sweet
wood, who, according to Assistant
United States District Attorney Clark,
are "leaders of tho bootleg ring," to
$5,000 in the cases of the less promi?
nent defendants. The char g?? is con?
spiracy to evade taxes by tho alleged
fraudulent removal of 4,900 cases of
whisky and -50 cases of champagne
from the Republic Storage Warehouse
The defendants pleaded not guilty, and
were given until December It to pre?
pare a defense.
The former prohibition agents who
were charged and the hail bonds de?
manded of them are as follows:
Irving Garsson, $10,000; Bernare
B?rnstefn. $10,000; Roswell A. Saver
$7,500; George M. Fanelli, $7,500;
Joseph Fasullo, $5,000; Henry Gruen*
wald, $5,000, and Abe Toplitz, $6,000.
Bail for the other defendants wai
fixed according to this rating: Murre**
E. Birnbaum, $20,000; George J. Shev
Un, $20,000; Emil Wormser, $20,000
Charles Kurr.man, $20,000; Otto Uas.i
$15,000; John Fox, $10,000; Marl
Aaron, $10.000;- Millard J. Friodberg
$10,000; Allan Black, $7,500; Alber
Block, $5,000; Al Goldman, $5,000
Juck Goldman, $5,000; Benjamin Katz
$5,000; John R. Maxwell, $5,000; Walte
Wormser, $5,000; Nathan Bornstein
$5,000, and Morris Beecher, $7,600.
Supposed Typhus Cases
Prove To Be Typhoic
Quarantine Official**) Did rio
Call it "Pneumonia," but
Made Correct Diagnotrs
One of five seamen from the tram
steamship Nigrostina, which docke
last Thursday from Aden, Arabia, i
dead and the four others are in th
Long Island College Hospital. Th
cases were diagnosed as typhoid feve
before the steamship reached tho piei
according to a report reach from th
Quarantine station last night.
The Quarantine officiala did not tur
in a diagnosis of pneumonia, as wa
previously reported, nor did they sus
pect tho mer of being typhus victim?.
Their diagnosis was confirmed yester
day, when tha Now York City Healt
Department Laboratory, in Sixteent
Street; the Quarantine Laboratory an
the Long Island College Hospital Lab
oratory, Brooklyn, announced that th
disease is typhoid fever.
Officials of the Long Island Colleg
Hospital would make no formal State
merit yesterday, although they taid th
condition of the men is favorablt
They are isolated. Dr. Royal S. Cope
land, Health Commissioner, has beei
aided in investigating the cases b
United States health authorities.
I Where busy men get
/TpHE STORES are so crowded with
?j X shoppers during the Christmas
* i season, that going through the Yale line
; is no trick at all compared to arriving
11 within striking distance of a salesman!
! ? a? a?
YET THERE is a way tor men to do their
Christmas shopping easily,quickly and with
credit to their taste and good judgment- And,
best of ail, it can all be accomplished by a visit
to one shop?Ovington's?- the Gift Shop of
! Jt? )? ??
TJERE YOU will be able to select an appro
JLVVL priate present for anyone you know?
! from the Chairman of the Board to your wife's
Aunt Margaret, whose peculiarities of taste
make her so difficult a subject.
a? a? i?
i TTN FACT, you may go straight down your
JL Christmas list, getting things which are un?
cannily appropriate and, in little more than
\ three shakes of a lamb's tail, you will be on
j your way back to the office?your Christmas
shopping over and your duty well and econom?
The Gift Shop of Fifth Avenue"
Fifth Avenue at 39th Street
New Fraud on
Bank Laid to
Head o( Branrh
Corn Excharge Harlem Man?
ager Said to Have Con?
fessed $51,912 Defalca
tion in Period of Years
Just Told of Promotion
Employee Alleged to Have
Taken Cash When Patrons*
Sent Checks for Securities
A now ?ystem of defalcation was
made known yesterday when the Dis?
trict Attorney's office announced the
j Indictment of Max W. Hensel, manage
of th ? Harlem branch of th<5 Corn Ex?
change Bank. According to the au
th**rit.c_, Hensel already had con?
ic, sod to Walter E. Frew, president of
the bank, upon the advice of hi. law?
yer. The defalcations total .51,912.43.
Hensel'a scheme was based on pur?
chases of securities by the bank's cus?
tomers through ??s branch, it was
stated. When a check in payment for
the securities was sent in by the cus
tomer Hensel took the cash and then
would make out a charge ticket in the
same amount against the accoant of
some depositor, who made few deposit?
or with-irswals. These items were not
entered on the deposit, books. This
made the amount of cash on hand and
the totals of the books balance when
the bank examiner? paid their visits.
In his alleged confession Hensel said
he discovered this method after he
had been reprimanded for a clerical
error, and resorted to it, originally to
prevent further trouble in case of mis?
Two weeka ago Hensel was notified
that he would be transferred to the
managership of the Bronx branch of
the bank. He went to hi? attorncj
Leslie Lockhart, 51 Chambers Street,
and told him about the defalcations.
Upon his lawyer's advice, according to
the statement made yesterday, Hensel
confessed to the bank.
Hensel, who is thirty-two year3 old
and married, lives at I.archm.rit Gar
dens, where he haa a $17,000 house. H?
had been manager of the branch a.
Lenox Avenue and 3 25th .Street for t.r
years. He has returned $24,000 to th?
Guaranty Company of North Americ?
and Lloyds, of London, with whom tht
bank is insured, and offered to heir
correct the errors in the accounts.
According to officials of the bank th?
thefts extend over a period of years
Letters have been sent to all brand
managers of the bank informing then
of the thefts and the method of opera
tion. In agreement with Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Harold W. Hastings
Hensel will be released in $5,000 bai
while straightening out the books.
Mystery of Missing Wife
Deepens; Husband Hele
Search for Woman Who Dis
appeared E_?;h_ Months
The disappearance of Mr3. Jenni
Becker from her home at 819 Ea?
150th Street, th. Bronx, eight month
ago remained as much of a mystery a
ever yesterday, despite the efforts c
the Bronx District Attorney's office an
a squad of detectives, who are invest:
gating it, and at whose directio
Abraham Becker, the woman's hu.
band, has been detained on $10,000 ba
as a material witness.
Detectives McCarten, Walsh _.r:
Waterhouse put in the greater part c
the day in a minute examination of th
swamp land at Hunt's Point and th
East River and the refuse dump ;<
cated there in a search for clews. The
said that the husband, who was en
ployed as a chauffeur by the Erapi.
Fireproof Door Company at the tiir
of the woman's disappearance, fr?
quently drove over to the dump wit
material. They declined to make pul
lie the results of their search.
Assistant District Attorney A!. Coh
continued the questioning of frienc
of the woman and her husband yeste
day. Several discrepancies are repor
ed to have developed in the statemeni
made by the husband and the account
given by other witnesses concernin
the movements of the couple ?r th
pieces recently imported
from sParis. are shoirvn
in this department.
Suitable for distinctm
The present rate cfexchm
renders the prices 2
: time of the disappearance ?< ?_
Becker, and, for the time belt*, ?'
! least, Mr. Cohn ?aid. the D**ri?V
. torney's office has no intention of t?
?leasing Becker from the cunt y jS
where he has been a prise*?! sineA..)
Friday in default of bail. iWt
| *Uk? S7..500 for ?Jea h of Nesro
I LEXINGTON, S. C.Nov. 2g.X
has been entered against L?*tri*j_!*
I County for $7,500 as the rcRuh oftk?
lynching of Will Allen, a nagtu, a?!
: here in August, 1921, it becait*,-? in?-,,,
to-day. The action is brought by ?_**?
Allen, his widow, as administratrix*?
the estate of her husband. Alles'vu
?hot to death after being taken fr^*
oncers who had captured him foiled
' is shooting of Noah Prick, awVlu
IF the best legal brains
cannot always uncover
flaws in real estate titles,
do you fee! like taking a
chance on your purchase?
Our title insurance po?c?
covers you fully. You pay
for it once, it covers you
Yon are cordially invited to constS
36 West 44 th Strati . . . M?)?**
383 East 149th S'rttt . . A'"? Yrrs
i8S Montague Street . , . Broeaha
This hunter is waiting at the edge of an
ice floe for a chance to throw his spear at
? walrus. A good sportsman can send
the spear about 40 feet and with momen?
tum enough to kill a full grown walrus
weighing over 2,000 lbs. Of course he
cannot haul it ashore single-handed but
he anchors it as best he can until he can
get Help. This is not difficult as fresh
warm walrus meat is a great delicacy to
the native of the North.
fio, I3&?U*? ?t a ______ ten Ptset
Fifth Avenue at 53rd Street