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SHE SUN, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1912.
FIREMEN TAKING OUT BURNED WOMAN. j
Sfnrf Cnmpnlpn of Kdttcntion
in ViiIiip of Tost-Morlem
IX IXTKHKST OK SCIEXCK
Sonic Brooklyn nnd T.onp Tslnnd
Ih vsicinns Kind Opposi
tion nt Home.
A cnmpn'gn has been Inaugurated by
xl". ' rs of tho Associated Physicians
of 1. 'tie Island to educate the public to
i hotter understanding of the value of
jis!r and the necessity of n morn
eonT.il offering of bodies for post-mor-tm
es.-mlnntlor.s In order to nscertnln
he rrnl causes of (lentil.
T" medical men nre so much In ear-tt-'
"in: 20(1 members of the society nt
ni'o'lni; on Hoffman Island on Satur-i-
adopted n resolution by a unani
mous vote p'.edelnx themselves to re
ijuesr their heirs to have nutopsles per
formed on their bodies. There nre 1,000
members of the mcdlcnl fraternity In
The resolution was In the form of a
report prepared by n special committee
composed of I)r. WHilam llrownlng and
Dr H C. Delntour of Hrooklyn and Dr.
L,. N" l.anehnrt of Hempstead appointed
t a previous meetlnx of the society nt
vhich the matter hnd been under gen
The report set forth nt much length
that It was the sense of the committee
hat medical men should undertake to
mak people thoroughly understand
that autopsies for Investigation as to
the cause, of death nre In the Interest
of public health nnd the ndvnncemrnt
of medical science, nnd that they tulKlit
disclose physloloslo.il nnd pathological
conditions Indicating Ills for which ef
fcttve treatment In others similarly af
fected could be slven. In the u.f ptjon
"f the report the physUlans agreed to
zn a form, which will be dr.fte.l later
nn containing n reiiiet lint In the
vent of death their liel's consent that
an nutopiy shall be performed.
In beginning their campaign o edu
cation to overcome the popular dislike
of ha vine the bodies of loved ones
pUced under the knife nfter death, the
doctor were of the unanimous opinion
'hat It wa their duly to set mi example
bv offtriiiT their own bodies for post
in .-:eni examinations. A committee w:is
nrucied to set up a special autopsy
The notion of the doctors was taken
l a result of an apparent Increasing
'ntimont acnlnst nutop!t oft th" part
ef the relatives of persons who die.
nhlch opposition the physicians say has
been n handicap to th' development of
medloul science. It Is admitted lint
much of the advance In medicine and
s irgery In the last twenty or thirty
vent's has been due to the findings at
nutopsles, and the physicians favor
lug the educational movement wcr'
ncluated by n desire to do away wltii
the frar of nn oppusltlon to autopsies
n cases which mlKht keep tliem from
'arnlnit accurnteiy the causes of many
mvsterlous nnd unexplained deaths
Pr William H. Ilrlnsmade, president
n' the society, explained last night that
'he purpose of the pledge to be signed
the physicians Is not to have their
.(Her sent to h dissecting room to be
dissected In the presence of students.
"We will simply request our heirs to
have autopsies performed so that nn
accurate cnuse of denth may be ascer
a'nil." he said. "Such nn nutopsv
w.iid of oowe lie strictly iirlvate. It
co :!d be performed In bed Just as well
n- nn where else. The -Information ob
mne'J would be valuable for statistical
1 .rposes anl the public would be pro
"What Is needed In medicine Is to g"t
at the facts and the truth. We want
no cursses. We earnestly urge upon
'h public the necessity of ha vine
H'l'opFics so thnt we may ascertain Just
why death occurred. Such nutopsles
will serve to protect the public from
Incompetent physicians by disclosing n
bad diagnosis and might also reveal
criminal prnctlccs In enses of death
where the causes are suspicious."
Dr James Hancock of Hrooklyn,
cretary of the society, said last night
that the only way In which the doctors
could educate the public nn to the wis
flom of n more general practice of
having autopsies performed was to first
offer their own bodies for post mortem
purposes. He said:
"We wnnt the public to look with less
horror on the Idea of autopsies nnd
ral'Be the cre.it benefits to the living
that will follow examinations of bodies
"f persons who die from unusual or
tnvs-erlous diseases. It Is only a mat
t. - .f determining causes of death In
'1r n prevent others from dying from
the same causes."
I' n understood that some of the
p t- Inns who voted for the resolution
'i noojit the committee's report under-
"d that ench wns to pledge his body
f t a ltopsy purposes only In case the
in s.- of death was not thoroughly es
tar. .-lied by the diagnosis In life,
Ijp HrlnBinnde, the president, said
th.v the resolution provided thnt the
p,i-dge rovi rs each nnd every denth.
M-tn'n-rs of the families of Borne of
'hi phvslclnns demurred from the nu
' : pledRe Idea when they learned
" ' had tnken place at the Hoffman
' . I meeting. It is known that more
i "ne physic-Inn nt the session re
' i from voting because ho fenred
' i h's action In the cause of medical
f mluht not be poiiulnr nt home,
I ' William I.. I.ovo of Sr." Lincoln
t -i . Kmoklyn, who has practised med-
-Kteen years, wns nno of thoso
i' 'llim't vote. Dr. I.ovo said last
'' '. ni':
'I -t ifinent Is correct thnt there wns
n itv of opinion that It whs the duty
' , annum to eilucate Die public as to
t .iilvantiiKc of nutopHleH. .Much en
'"hmii was hliown ns far as the public
' .s ( uneerneil. When It eamo to n vote
n ti.e iU"Stioii, however, It seemed to inn
t the mi'inbers by nn atllnnatlve vote
"re pleilRiiiK their own bodies. That
"as ihn Mew I took, so personally I re
' ' ieil frntn votlnK. However, tiieie
nn iieKdtlNn votes. I have n wife
'I three ibiushters. When I told them
'it It they didn't evince any enthusiasm
i father's body tielni: used in tbu in
t'fuis of science.
Another physician said that there
wiuid be no occasion for the fear of be.
UK burled alive, which soinii folk have
if they would consent to an autopsy
The I.onK Islnnd medical men aluo
decided in send circular letterH to physi
cians In Brooklyn and Long Inland re
'inestlnn them to Induce relatives of
k who die from mysterious causes or
(uicmu to coueAt j.o au,topalM.
TWO WOMEN DIE IN FIRE
Coiitlnunl ram rir.il rag.
Kt Paul's Church clock had shown, undtlto
flKtires were none from the windows
The two women ha fallen hick into tiie
lituldmi;. own ome lv smoke
I hen llre'titn cam., from the roar, all'
th" way nni'ttut the block, ploiiKliui
through crowd tliat reached almo-t to
Uroadway ntl afar oil was heard tic'
whistle of the water turret auto coming
from near the I'ninm.il Courts. Th"
t,"oiul nl irms weie couiini; ,
One tlieman jduimtsl through the win
dow It was Sherman Hrockwe from
H.iwly,,N. C , and only nn apprentice to
Station an heie. but arrival Is-fore his '
compiiny. due fourth on a third alarm. '
At the window be Mannered with a bundle i
A Ix'lt wns fastened under the anus mid
tackle paid it out slowly from the top
of the Udder, one man KUiditiR by thoi
feet Hroekwell cnrrbsl it into the ilniR 1
stole It was Mrs. Nelli" Oilman, and she i
died liefore any amliul.iiioe could come
I he binly w.m taken to thu Oak strait
Anothir liundle came down and an
other. Addle I'rrstoil and Nellie LoVett
The Volunteer Hospital nmbulanco drew
up and the two were laid within The
I'roMon woman died on tho wny back
All three were overcome liy smoke alcne.
"If we'd only had that water, if wo onlv '
had it." Kroatied Manager Smith ns tli'e
turret halted nnd with a roar unloosed
torrents Other engines had settlisl and
were llaniini: nnd rim fnced men went .
nt the blackeneil doors now in earnest 1
Ambulances from tho .N'ew York and
thu Hudson street hospitals drew up
silentlv A sister of .Mrs. Oilman win
weeping in a doorway, mercifully hidden J
from the patrol wagon, with tho crumpled
llfture of her i-ister
Tho doorwuy sponted water now, nnd j
Chief Ken Ion shook his bend and esti- i
mated the damage at SIO.ooO. The build- i
ing belong to the Astor estate 1
Inside the police lines lire ofllclnls from .
all over town had been attracted by the
blae Old Daddv Powers, who used to
belong to Kngine" tint is now long exempt,
came back with his company and bor
rowed a coat. " i
Little Joe, the Italian, who hnd been ;
picking up s)ons and forks when list
seen and over whom even Deputy Chief
Diuns had woriicd, now appeared from
amid ice ci earn sodas witnin the drug
stoie, accompanied by various secie
taries from the Comuus.ioner'H oflico, und i
Manager Smith almost cried in relief.
BLAMES LOW POLICE WAGES.
Ilrlteolt ll s iiait 1 1 first Vcnr Pot
'I'einls lo irn f tint;,
Clement ! Pnscoll. a Deputy Police
Commissioner under .lames C. Cropsey,
declansl before a gathering in the West
Hido V. M. C A. yesterdiy afternoon thnt
tho lnadi) U.ite piy Hist year intromen
get tends to m.llio petty giaflets of them
He fnors niKing the p.iv of sucli
policemen, who now receive t0.l n year,
from which about $2.Vi is dislucleil for
uiiiforins. as one way of alleviating oxist
ing oviN in the demninciit. 'lint was,
however, he !nd, Imt one small phase
of the cii'.o. Tie ic.ot of llio Itollble, in
his otiini'iti. lies not in tho force, but
outside Ninety i'r cent of iHilleomeii
are li'inest and ambitions, Imt are hedged
In and liaiiix'red by tho workings of the
"Mysieill," ho 'led lied
Sinklni; or tho Al lerniiuie Invesllgi-
)..,. 1x IlriuM.ll t,i ,, tin i.im,wl
Ike'll, .'it .,, ,,.., . ,. ' 'i"'i
to all riliwim to linvo .i t icn- ' and fuilli
. 1.. U 'I'lw. . .!,,.,.... ,.l i, I... .-..1,1
III II I I . J,'. , ..-"- ... t, .( , .11. T
not to send'any one to jail hu to di'wuM-r
u remedy for the iII".imi wlueli mad"
possible ii silit'ition such an o-ii-iod No
man in th w -i I 1. ho decl iied. Iiuew th
pollen prob'.Min in New York, h"i,iuo it
was too liig u p'oiHHltioti for any one to
handle or unileiMitiil. Kufon enient of
tho laws, as ho sees It, Is the mni'ilo v.iy
to go ali ni! reform
The shooting of llennau Itoseulhal and
,i... ...,iu ,.r it,.., ,.oi
lllli uririii 'iin inn ,,i ,,ii,i itiii.i., it,.
ing the killing of ,lnck Zeljg, were made
possible, Mr. Driscoll said, by the inter
position of political inllueuco into police
control The ilcn were not peimitteil
to do their duty, he asserted.
Incidentnlly, Mr, Driscoll s.iid that Hie
Police IViinmissioner s job was u remaik
nbly tough onii, Hi' himself, during tho
seven months of his connection with
thndenartmcnt. loBt twnt- " rxillnds
THE ONLY ONE IN YEARS
Gov. Wilson's Letters Finally
Cause Police to Take
11 WTV 1IAr.T. f'l.VAVVn
IJimli Hour Scene at Rroarl nnd
.Market Streets After Mid
For the first time since thn crusading
days of ex-Phcrlff Sommer, more than
four yenrs ngo, "the lid was put on
tight" In Newark yesterday and tho city
Promptly at midnight Snturday nil the
saloons, dance halls nnd restnurants
where drinks are sold closed their doors.
In the saloons the screens on tho front
windows were removed for the public to
see that no business was going on. Tho
restaurants opened Inter In tho day, but
no liquor wns served.
While there were rumors that jialoon
keepers wero doing business on the
quiet In some parts of tho city there
was no wny of confirming these reports.
Special details of pollco wcro sent out
from the six different precincts to arrest
and gather evidence against saloon
keepers. No nrrrsts were reported at
late hour last night.
It wns principally through a cnisade
wnged by tho AnM-Haloon League that
the new order of things wan brought
nbout In Newark. Detectives wcro em
ployed by this organization and they
mado nllldavlts about the vlco condi
tions. Tho matter was laid before tho
city otliclals nnd when no nctlon was
tnken an appeal was carried to Gov.
The finvernor pent letters to Mayor
llauslng, Chief of Police Corbltt, Sher
iff Monahan and Prosecutor Mott. It
was reporti'd that Chief Justlco Oum
niere also received one.
In his letters the Governor named n
half dozen places where liquor was sold
to boys and girls under 10. The Chief
Justice charged the last term of tho
September Grand Jury on vlco condi
tions and said that thoso responslblo
should be punished. At tho conforenct
of the Newark Police Hoard last week
orders were given to each of tho six
precinct commanders and Instructions
to the proprietors of saloons and liquor
selling restaurants that the law waa to
be more rigidly enforced.
Men nnd women nnd boys nnd girls,
driven from tho dancn halls, saloons
and restaurants, gathered at Hroad and
Market streets between 12 and 1 o'clock
yesterday morning to get trolley cars
to take them to their homes, The cor
ner looked ns If It wero a busy day rush
A number of people attempted to get
In hotels and restaurants nfter mid
night, but were stopped nt tho doors.
! Although they argued, they wero not
j admitted. The police stood by to seo
i thnt the new order was enforced. They
alro saw that tho dancn halls were
I.ed by Sergt. Ilynn n squad of police
from the Second product station raided
the Park Hotel on llroad street, oppo
site llrldge. Sl men nnd six women
I were taken prlnoner.i.
j CHURCHGOERS SEE RAIDS.
I Well lillonu .lieu of Niinirrset
riiiintv, ,N. J.i llurrleil to .lull,
K MMtvlll.r, N. .1.. Oct. n. Twenty
four well I, no vn men of Somerset county
had a free niiloinobile tide to thn count v
'jail lo-day ns the result of rnids mndo
l,v (Viiinfv Detective Tntlen nnd fvn
deputies on spcnkensles anil gambling
iii stores in Hai -it an, Somurville and Round
Vm ftfTMtt hart MUMd
ns Somerset county was belioved to be
cIomsI tighter on Sunday than any other
county in the State.
Hundreds of xople coming out of the
chinches along Main street in Haritnn saw
neighliors carried out of town ns prisoners
in automobiles, Tho men had been
caught in raids made just before noon nn
the fiiverview Hotel and Holmini's
The men caught in the bnkerjr had
heretofore been considered exemplary
family men. They were seen coming from
the establishment every Suday carrying
r.acknges of cakes and ice crentn for their
families. Hut wiitn the ptaco wns raided
to-day n crowd of "family men" were
caught in a rear room drinking beer and
Men and liquor were hastily loaded in
automobiles und brought to the county
jail at Somerset. Antonio Solmini, pro
prietor of the bakery, was held under
Jl.ooo hond on a charge of selling liquor
without n license and tho other prisoneis
were released on ball to appear ns wit
nesses against him.
George Huff, the proprietor of the
Hivcj-view Hotel, nnd four men caught
drinking In the place wero also brought to
tho county juil in full viow of the church
goers. Hutf was charged with illegal
selling and relensed under $1,000 bail
after spending aliout an hour In Jail. The
others were held as witnesses,
Ijiter in the day detectives entered th
shoe store of A. Mondrone in Hound Rmak
and In a rear room found a number of
men drinking and gambling. A snort
distance Irom Mondrone's the detectives
raided the fruit store of T. Solmini and
gathered in more violators of the law.
Twelve prisoners were brought to the
county jail as tho result of the Hound
Hrook raid. Mondrone and Solmini Were
each held under Sl.ooo ball on charges of
illegal wiling and running gambling
Chief of Polico Hetlls and three police
men rnided tho rubber shop of Harry
Pollock in this borough and arreatod tho
nrourletor and three men they found
shooting craps in a rear room. The men
wore taken to the county jail and sub
sequently released on bail.
STOLEN TAXICAB RECOVERED.
Pnllrrmnn Grti It After ItrsrnlnK
a MlnKltrrlfift- CltUcn From Pntli.
Policeman Frank Hft kert, on "reg"
post at Ninth nvenue nnd Fiftieth street,
nt 3 o'clock yesterday morning probably
saved a staggering citizen's life by lift
ing the mnn from the path of a tnxt
cub going north nlong Ninth avenue. Ai
the mnchlno whlized by the pollcmnn
saw there were two men on the running
bcmnls nnd ho nt once thought of taxi,
Ho stood the rrscued citizen on his
feet nnd started In pursuit of the car.
which had como to a sudden halt half
a block away. Threa men Jumped from
the machine nnd ran north, nnd Rlckert
rnn after them. Hn rapped his night
stick on the pavement as a signal to the
peg post policeman at Tenth avenue.
The latter headed off one fugitive and
the two brought him back to tho taxlcnb.
Tim prisoner In the Weft Forty-sev
enth street station said he was Thomns
Powers. 21 years old, a clerk of 4S West
Fifty-sixth street. Just nn he was giving
Ids pedigree the desk lieutenant w re
quest! d over the telephone to look out
for a stolen taxlcnb owned by Thomas
Cnllahnn of 401 West Fifty-fifth street.
The chauffeur, William Kelly, thj report
said, had left It outsldo a saloon nt Sev
enth avenue and Fifty-eighth street. It
proved to be the suine machine Powers
and his companions hsil been In,
Magistrate Kiotrl yesterday held Pow
ers without bnll for trial on a charge
of grand larceny.
Sr.iKKS FttOM THE TELEOnAVU
The llbrsry of thu late John Crulr. the
Cnriirll elfiillt. h b''in iirrnenml to th
Cornell t'ollrsi" f Agriculture by Mrs. I'rulK.
Tiv Kilt InrlllilM Homo 5.000 nlillilPM
Ainonu Hi" ImnkK nrn llrnricd WnahlnRtnn'ii
Milium n "Ihmlmmlry unit Horticulture,"
imlilUhril In l03, ami a "Illmnry of Unra
1'l.intK." hy I'lunliu, publWiril In W
Tlio physical riamlnatlona of all th
n.inll. nf lllL' Pill llUlel Ull I .Mill. .I1 .111
uliiiMii Mil oVfi-itlVd clilMrm, nf h "i
334 limn crippled llmh, HS hm ileaf, 280
nre ilcfM'llvr In apiocn. ua nrn tilliirrul.il,
2!2 are tiacKwaru meniaiiy, nrf pni.puo,
; nr? til I ml unit 4M hae othi-r ilrfocta,
Th" lavlnr of n lifetime, H76. were atolen
from Mlvamro Camplnu "f l'hHl"lp!il.i,
who hail no faith In tmnka, ami kepi hit
money In a trunk hrneath Ida rert,
John Murphy of Manayunk, I'a , auddenly
went Insane yeaierour. nn enierril ins i;ny
ii.u rnurtyarrl In rhtlanalDhla ami amathed
very la case In which th reennta of
ellrlola bta are ktpt for the Inspection
of th QuMltt. Ha b4not btt ppolnttl
puMBj waaaaa ajai aajiaaaaai , .
EFFECTIVE OCT. 10TH
The Lackawanna Railroad
NEW, FAST, THROUGH SERVICE
Leaves New York 2:00 P. M.
Arrives Chicago 2:00 P. M.
Arrivti Detroit, 7:15 A. M.; Ann Arbor, 6:12 A. M.: Battle Creek, 10 A. M.
Via Michigan Central R. R.
THE BEST OF EVERYTHING
The Road of
Hacinp far Hits Bad Spot nnd
Lonps Kail to Tracks 38
AM. CHUMS: NONE ESCAPES
Party Tnken Ontby Bich Younp;
Plillailelphian to Test
His New Car.
Philadelphia, Oct. 6. Tho worst
automobile nccldent In this city occurred
early to-day when a touring car. raclnK
at top peert alonic tho Thirty-third
street boulevard and Just emerging; from
the park after a midnight trip to road
houses on the Wlssnhtckon. plunsed
through the railing of the brldgo over
the Pennsylvania's New York division
tracks and fell to the trround. flfty
clBht feet belnw, ns told In a late edition
of Thk Sitn this morning.
Seven of the nine occupants of tho
car were killed outright and tho two
others died on their way to tho German
Tho car wns owned nnd driven by El
ward Shaw, Jr.. who was associated
with his father In the lumber business.
He purchased the car less than a month
ago and last evening was the first tlmo
he had had an opportunity to demon
strate to his acquaintances how ho
could drive tt.
He gathered together eight of his
chums, Robert A. Boyd, nephew of a
brewer; Alexander Nevln, son of a
wholesale grocer: William Lawrence, a
butcher; Charles B. Jeffereon of tho
Pencoyfl Iron Company, Gorton II,
Miller, Danlol Wllka, Jesse H. Holmes,
Ernest Bchofleld and Robert Oeliet, the
son of another lumber dealer.
Tho nine young men stopped at many
of tho up-river resorts and left tho
WlssaWckon shortly after midnight
They came tearing over the boulevard
before. 1 o'clock, racing another party
When they were about half way over
tho brldgo thnt spans tho tracks of tho
railroad the car swerved and sldewlped
nn automobile driven by Charles I
Spayd. Spayd was going slowly, and
although his car was turned completoly
around, he stopped Immediately and
then saw a sight of which ho probably
was the only witness.
There was o bad" hole In the road
way, five feet long, three feet wldo anfl
six Inches deep. One of the racing cars
veered around this dangerous spot and
escaped, but Shaw's machine struck
It and leaped over the railing of tho
There was no outcry from any of tho
occupants, only tho crashing of metal
nnd glass on tho tracks below.
Whon the pnrlc guard, summoned oy
Spayd, arrived tho three men In tho
front nnd tho four In tho rear wero
Tho two men In the side seats wero
till breathing, but both hnd fractured
skulls and died on their wny to tho hos-
Identification was not complete in
tho cases of nil the men who accom
panted Shnw until this afternoon. All
nf tho young men wero under thirty.
They wero nil either the sons of well
to do pnrents or wealthy themselves,
nnd 1n each of the homes to which death
has come there Is prostrntlon.
Some of the relatives of the victims
sny they had n premonition of dlaaster.
They say Shaw had no rlfiht to speed
the car, because he wns not familiar
with It or with the road nlong which
hn wns travelling.
Tho boulevard Is not patrolled by the
police nt nlcht nnd It has always fur
nlshed Joy riders n chnnce to open up
nnd tear through this half mile course
nt dnngerous speed.
Steel Co. Iliiys New Jrrary Mte,
The Crucible Steel Company of Amer
ica has just purchased t'.'S building lots
In Harrison, N. J., from thu Fidelity
Trust Company of Newark. The plot
takes In four city blocks bounded by
Fifth and Fourttva Uunttrdoa and Salem
f Cor. Wall St.
28th St. NEWARK
42d St. Cor. Broad & Market Sts.
MADE LINCOLN CATAFALQUE,
Wllllnm Mtrntlirrs Celebrate Ilia
Xt-n-KT, X J., Oct.. 6. William
Struthers and his wife observed their
golden wedding anniversary nt their
homo In Vreeland avenue to-day.
nr. Struthers, who Is 79 years old,
wns born In Dunfermlne, Scotland, the
home of Andrew Carnegie.
Ms father was the official upholsterer
to the Duko of Hamilton. When young
William como to this country, he be
came head of the upholstery department
of the old A. T. Stewart store. Later he
had charge of the homes of the Van
derbllts" and Walls and to-day has
charge of the H. McKay Twombly home
In Madison, N. J.
When in the employ of the Stewart
tore he designed the catafalque upon
which tho body of Abraham Lincoln laid
In state after his assassination.
Jennie Gourley, a sister-in-law of Mr.
Struthers, was an actress on the stage
the night Lincoln was shot.
GIRL IN JAIL DENIES
SHE'S FIREBUG LEADER
Leona Says She's Been Slave
to Mnn Sho Eloped With
Did What He Ordered.
Leona Elmarko, nn elghteon-yeor-old
Italian girl, who Is locked up In the
Bergen county Jail at Hnckensack, N,
J., on a charge of arson, said yesterday
that It was perfectly ridiculous to sus
pect her of being the recognised head
of a bold bad gang of firebugs accused
of being responsible for fifteen or six
teen suspicious fires at North Arlington,
Grantwood, Lodl and elsewhere.
She was arrested at Harrison on Fri
day afternoon by County Detective
Louts Bounocore and, according to tho
detective, she later gave Prosecutor
Wright vsjuablo Information concern
ing several suspicious fires In which sho
had collected Insurance.
The young woman has had several
aliases, including Carmella Lavato, Mrs.
Rando, Carmella Zoccola and Mrs. Lom
bardo. Will M. Clemens, a detective, says
that from his Investigations he believes
the girl was the main factor In fourteen
Nicola Pa res I. alias Nlcols Kenln
genta, an alleged member of the firebug
gang, was arrested on Saturday night
In connection with an Incendiary fire at
North Arlington, on which he Is said to
havo collected $3,200 Insurance.
Tho Elmarko girl blamed all of her
troubles on Joe Zoccola.
"I havo been a slave probably for
Zoccola," sho said, "for I havo done
everything he demanded, but me a
leader of a firebug gang, never! I was
forced to marry Ktank Lavato when I
wns 13, although I didn't love him. I
eloped with Zoccola at Cornwall-on-the-Hudson,
but didn't marry him.
"Our houso burned down In North Ar
lington and I lost all my wedding
clothes and Jewelry. They said wo set
It afire. We hnd moved away from Lodl
a week before that house was burned.
Joo told mo several times to change my
nnmo nnd I obliged him, without asking
any questions. If they think Joo Is a
firebug, why don't they arrest him?"
Thn girl admitted to Detective Bouno
core that she accompanied Paresl when
ho collected his Insurance.
A NEW AGE OF ICE COMING.
Prof Schmidt Tblnkn We Mny Soon
He Ilnay Kreptnar Warm,
Ithaca, Oct. !. "I huve no doubt that
wo are now In nn Intcntlaclnl period
similar to tho.e which have nlrendy ex
iHted, nnd In the future the human rnco
will have to use all Its knowledge In an
other fight for Its life against tho en
croaching Ice," said Prof, Nathaniel
Schmidt of tho history department nt
Speaking of the Ice age, he added:
"I wish to call attention lo the recent
discoveries In Switzerland of four dis
tinct periods of glaclntlon, and to thu
fact that Prof, Wlnchell of Minnesota
has been able to produce definite proofs
that Kansas has gone through the samo
four periods. This Is Important because
It proves the contemporaneousness ot
ItotfMMssf la tot hstnlsjftsrsaV'
505 Fulton St
DUTY ON $6,000 GOWNS
Will Settle Under Protest and
Have Federal Courts Fix
$800,000 JEWELS EXEMPT
Bemark That He Would Open
Town House Led to the
Fifteen trunks and five pieces of hand
luggage or Frank J. Gould now at the Ap
praiser's Stores will be appraised to-day
and the duty fixed which Mr. Oould must
pay if ho chooses to bring tho contents
into the country.
The Gould party, consisting of Mr. and
Mrs. Oould and Mrs. Gould's three sisters
tho Misses Hetty. Mabel nnd Tilley Kelly,
arrived hero on tho French liner France
last Friday, bringing with them thirty-sis
plooes of baggage.
A ohanoe remark of Mr. Oould on thi
pier that he was going to open up hi,
town house here on Fifth avenue caused
the customs officials to hold up his bag
gage. The goods of tho three Kelly
sisters wero allowed to pass because Mr.
Oould explained that they wore not resi
dents of tho United States, but English
In tho Gould baggage was Jewelrz
worth over $300,000. This Mr. Gould
finally had released as ho proved to tha
satisfaction of the customs officers that
the Jewelry had either been bought In
this oountry, hod been bought abroad
and brought into this country on previous
occasions and duty paid on it at the time
or had been brought into this oountry
before under the foreign rosidence rule of
There was only aboiyt $350 worth ot
minor plooes of Jewelry on which Mr.
Oould will have to pay duty.
Besides the Jewelry, however, about
tQ.OOO worth of gowns will be examined
and when the appraisal has been made
the duty on these, it Is figured, will be
somewhere between $1,000 and ll.SOO.
When the duty has been Imposed Mr.
Oould will pay It under protest pend
ing action he will tako in tho Federal
courts to determine his status an a foreign
or an American resident.
When Mr. Gould returned to this coun
try on tho 2d of last Mny he claimed
foreign residence and was allowed to
bring his baggage nnd jewelry in duty
free because lio said that he was goinr;
to a hotel and wob only to be a short
time in this country. Ho only stayed hero
ten days and didn't open up his town
house. It was his remark uiat he wn i
going to open the houso at Ml Fifth ave
nue that caused tho present holdup of
A year ogo last January the United
States Government decided to fix definitely
the status of a person holding a house
In this oountry and abroad and decided
that any one having a house here wan
an American resident and llablo to the
payment or customs duties as well as
When tho question comes to the Col
lector or tho Port to decide whethor a
man Is a foreign resident or an American
he has the right to decide, and in thii
case Mr, I.oeb gives tho benefit of the
doubt to thn United States.
"NEVER BETTER," 8AYS JfJHN D.
Hides to Church With the Cisich-v
mnn, I.nukliiw Hudily nnrl I'nt, cc
TAnnrrowN, N. Y Oct. fl. -"I ne"1'
roll better In my lire," said John D. Hock" t'
roller this morning to his pastor, th''
Hov. Arthur T. Itrooks. "I hnd n delight1.'
rul summer nnd have come bnck to Tarry
town reeling ns fine an a fiddle. "
Mr. Hockefeller drove from I'ocnntlco
Hills with some of his neighbors, Mrs.
Hockefeller had not recovered from tho
journey Fast. Mr. Hockefeller eamo In
an open carriage and sat on the front seat
with hiw coachman. Ho had a noticeably
high color and seemed fat.
Mr. Brooks preached on tho messaajo
from tho stars and took a fling at hrh
society which had nothing better to do
with Its time than to consult aMronomers
or crystal gazers and the like. Mr. Hocke
feller was so pleased with the sermon
that he asked Mr, Brooks, for a copy to
tako home to road to STrs. Rockefeller.
After the sermon Mr. Rockefeller re-
S lined and took communion. Then he
ook hands all around and had plessnat
jesting for all his old nsljStjMsa,
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