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THE SUN. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27,
THAW BALKS AT !
Hcfuscs lo Testify Kxce-pt
I nder Same Conditions
IS POLITK HUT r'IRMi
Som. He Tells Commission.
Kill He's Acting Under
AMI I T COT THAT S.OOO
Dec In re Mr. ltucH Uiinti-cl j
Lion's lmrc mill Suirccstfil
it s-jIUMHI "Touch."
Iluny K. Thuw sprang a surprise
scstcrduy on tho Sulzer commission of I
inquiry that had Journeyed from Al
bany lo the Mutteawah Hospital for
tho Criminal Insane to got Thaw's ver
sion of tin alleged attempt to bribe
Dr. .lolni It Uussiil. superintendent of
hp Ire i.ulnin to m: Thaw free
It had ' n "pf oti'il thiit Thaw Mould
"1.1X0 II p-V.it to I'll), lint ll") Stub-
bornl n fui'iil t,, answer i in-Mt loriM anil
tho communion wont back to Albany
no wImi tn.m It canu
ThHW based his rpf ti-.il lo answer on
lie crou ml tlui' lie liail beer, "advised"
not to answer unless tho Inquiry nun
conducted "In tin same loom In which
other il .hum an d. mi that there
.shall be no .llMlii. tliin apparent. He ,
lefuted to my who had guen him thin
It was a 'u He after .' o'clock when
me thro- ceiumlsslonors. John N. Car
lisle, John . Delunev and II. Gordon
l.ynn, arrhul .it the hospll.il. They
Mere areoinpanleil by John 1'. Norton,
counsel for I lit- commission, and bj
John !. McDowell, secretin y to Col.
Joseph V Scoli, Superintendent of
State Prisons, and a number of stcnog
laphcrs. Dr. Itttsjell with an automobile met
the commls-ioner at the 1-ishklll Land
No time wan lot after the lolimil"
sionera nrtleil. Tim romtnKloneris.
eounsel atenoKtaplieiM and newnpaper
men gathered aboui a lulifr table In tho
elmpel, where Thaw was already coated
tn waltlnp He wore a black sack suit,
with a close tlttlm; collar and a dark
four In band lie. In his hand he luld
a golf cap, and with bis clear skin and
well sct up lluure looked more like an
athlete Just back from a brisk walk
over thu risliklll hllla than a prisoner
In an asylum.
An Thaw faced the commission he
watt very quiet, but hW manner suk
acsted repressed eNcliem-nl. Dr. Hits,
sell, uunuernlng wlioe part In the al
leged brlbi r plot Thaw was expected
to plve testimony, sat oiilv a few feet
awa Irom the witness, but Thaw did
not once Blanco In his direction.
When Mr. Norton, counsel to the
commission, was about to bcRin the
questioning Thaw asked politely: "Shall
I'lialrman t'arllPle told bhii to remain
scaled and Thaw laced about toward
In response t. the iin ilniinary nies
lion, "You are Mi. Iluny K. Thaw?"
Yefi. and 1 am under adviee that I
fdiould only answri riuestlons at the
same place as the other wllnes.ves, and,
evcept for the protonco of infinity, un
eeept for the iireteipe of insanity, un
der the same circumstances ah other
witnesses who have appeared. If at ull "
Mr Norton, lool.lnc puzzled, aald that
he didn't "quite understand." There
upon Thaw bald.
' I mean that I have been advised tp
rrfusc to answer any questions unless
n -tho same loom In which the other
witnesses appeared, so that there shall
be no distinction apparent."
'Well, there are no other witnesses
to be examined here," said Mr. Morton.
"No. and consequently I have been
ndvlsol to answer no questions here,"
No questions'.'" asked Mr. Morton,
and Thaw replied "Not here."
Then Mr Norton asked:
You would prefer lo be taken to the
(.am court room wluro all tho other
witnesses havo been examined, Is that
"I hae been .'idlsed that I should
only answer questions under tho Kamu
rlrcutn-tances, asldo trom tho pretence
of Insanity," replied Thaw.
Mr. Norton asked sharply If ho was to
understand that Thaw declined to an
swer any questions while ho was in tho
Thaw with a sllptht bow to the com
"I rKret to Incommode you In any
way. but I must dec-lino by advice."
Mr. Norton tried another tack.
"This commission, Mr. Thaw," he said,
"In appointed bv the Governor and has
tho powtr to take your testimony hero.
Hy refusing to answer its questions you
I nit yourself In defiance of tho authority
of the commission. Do you dcslro to
tnko that position?"
To thin Thaw replied:
"That Is a matter of sreat rcRrci to
me, but I have In en advised to tnko
that particular position, not to refuse to
answer questions, but to refuse to un
tiwer them under any circumstances
other than those In which tho other
witnesses testllled "
Mr Norton asked who had ndvtsed
Thaw not to answer.
"That Is a cotilldentlal matter which
1 have been advised It was not neces
sary to state," said Thaw.
A whispered eonleienco followed bo
twc-cri i'lialrman Carlisle and his fel
low commissioners, and then Mr. Car
"Of course Hie newspaper men will
inderstatid and appreciate that we havo
no authority to require hlni (Thaw) to
answer those questions if ho refuses,
and i.s long as h" lakes tho potlllon
tie has, Ibis hearing of course can.
iot go mi. Wo will consider later whut
our turthcr .ittlluilo will be,"
Mr Minion leinarked that as Thaw
wan rtlready "iiii arceraled" It would bo
soloes 'to pin to bun the questions i
we mitiii deshe l,, msU f(,r tho purpohe ,
of Me .wing liliii in i out utuaclous rt-la-i
lOO tO I hit, Il H-l.ll.il.''
I h, t injp - i,
lie i 1 i,i pi I vol,
"hmi Ti-aw .,,
railed on l
-ei .lulled to leave '
I torn Ins M-ai and
'R i- cIc.-uIn uii,eist.,n. thai I haw
i - W"
fife' V .-11
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He denies offering Dr. Russell of Maiteatnan Asylum a bribe to release Thaw.
,10t ,IPOn dvlsed not to answer ques- '
t0nw under other circumstances"
There was no answer and Thaw, fol- ,
lowed by one of the keepers, strode
rapidly down the aisle and out of tho
Dr. Russell, who Is a large, slow niov- In- was to have returned $12,600 of It
ItiR man of placid manner, was uked Jan. 1 last, but Instead, because of
if he had had any Inkling that Thaw . tluctuatlons In the value of iho stock,
would refuse to testify In the avylum. ' ho kuvo back $14,300, holding $10,-
"Well, 1 heard homethlim- of this this "00, which he was to give back July
morning, but 1 didn't believe It," ho re- I 1- "less expenses, provided I don't suc:
pllert. i ceod In llbvratltiK Thaw by that time,"
A moment later Mr. McDowell, Col.
Scott's secretary, cautioned Dr. Kussell ,
not to talk, and Dr. Kusscll would say I
no more. I
Chairman Carlisle, asked If the com-
tulon would call Thaw to Albany.!
",Vo. We re through with Thaw '" 1
Commlslonor Dolanev said that so
f ir the coinmtlon hint been imnlil.. 1
to get any trace of DetectUo llof-
nun. Thaw's Poughkeepslc agent, who ,
hud been expected to appear before the !
eommlMlnn at the im.rnln... mckIoi. In ,
No one connected with the cose who
was present at the hearing would
hazard a guess as to who had advised
Thuw not to submit to an examina
tion In Matteawan.
ANHUT GOT THAW'S $25,000.
IrslIHe Dr. Itutarlt Wnntrri "iini
HnUrd o f.-.0,00O.
At. dan v, Feb. '.'6 -John Nicholson
Anhut, latest attorney for Harry K.
Thaw. In testifying before the Sulzer
commission of mqulry to-day regarding
his part In the transaction to ob
tain Thau's r,-Iease from Matteawan,
'old what one of tho commission later
characterized as "straight story."
Anhut udmttted that Thaw had given
htm a fund of $2S,0VU to pay for his
Ubet ty, but had stipulat'd Hint the
money must be returned If Anhut failed
to procure Thaw's freedom. Anhut
agreed to return $12,500 on January 1
lest If Thaw had not been released be
fore that date and the remaining $f.',d0o
on July 1 next If Thaw were still a
prisoner at that time.
Anhut testified that he had already
paid hack to Thaw $1 1,300, tho exce.s
$1,800 having li'en realized because of
tho enhanced value of Consolidated Gas
stock, the securities of which company
formed' part of the $25,000. If Thaw Is
not released by July 1. Anhut will re
turn to him the bnlanu of tho fund,
minus expenses Incurred by tho lawyer.
Anhut startled tho commlslon when
ho testified further that Dr. John It.
Jtussell, superintendent of tho .Mat
teawan afyluin, had frequently asserted
that ho would not certify to Thaw's
inlty unless ho wero paid for It nnd
that ho had advised Anhut to suggest
to Thaw th.U tho latter raise his "fund
for freedom" to $50,000.
"I know tho man 1 should talk to
after I received this money," asserted
the young lawyer, fixing his gazo upon
Mr. Norton, counsel to tho commlslon,
"and I exerted myself to connect with
with him. It was Dr. Kussell who rtrst
Introduced me to Thaw and I knew
that in him I could rind a valuable
"I told Dr. Rusell I wanteii tn get
some alienists, at which he said to me,
'My boy, you don't want to start any
thing so soon; wait until the sensa
tion of tho last Thaw proceeding has
died down.' I was willing to cater to
Dr. Russell, for I know I would be able
to uso him and wo dropped tho subject."
"On Dec. 1 I telephoned Dr. Russell
to como to meet me. Ho did nnd we
went to the Astor House. In n sitting
room upstairs wn were enjoying a
smoko when I asked him If ho had
obtained tho alienist for me.
"Dr. Russell said at this point: 'Whore
do I come In? You know I would not
do anything for Thuw unless J got
"Dr. Russell at this point reminded
me that tho Thaw tamlly was worth a
lot of money, and Inquired of mo If I
would not ho satisfied with $5,000, 1
told tho doctor that If could not get
Thaw out !' July 1 I would not got a
tiennv nnd there was irnivn il.-mirer r,f
becoming Involved In a. lawsuit."
nhut said ho went lo Matteawan
and was met at tho station by Dr. Rus
sll In tho hospital automobile. After
enjoying tho hospitality of Dr. and
Mrs. Russell, Anhut was permitted to
Interview Thaw. Tho conversation
which took place at that meeting was
not entered In the record to-day be-
cause of Anhut's refusal to ilol.ito the
cthlcb of the profession by telling what
his client had told him,
"nill fir Ftllkf.,.11 nen 1 ....I.,..
recognizing youV" asked Mr. Norton.
"on. never' n h. mv. no' " evri.imr.ri
Anhut "Or my nunio either
Anhut said ho never had a retalnnr
from Thaw, but mode wig contract with
Holfinan. at. a "contract with Thaw, held
to be an Insane inun. would bu void."
.Mr. Noiton then asked about tho $1-3
000 teccived by Anhut, who said Ji.OOtf
of It was cash and tho remainder In
Consolidated Gas stock. He said that
Wh"ii he returned the money Anhut
cot the two receipts he Kavo when ho
received the motie.v. he testified, and
K-ive another one for tho $10,700.
"What did you do with the receipts""
""oftman asked me to destroy them,
1 w"l '""I' them up." said Anhut.
Anhut decland that Dr. Uus-ell asked
1C ?'."" would not b enough for
" Anhut . "I Inferred from this state
he sahl. "that Dr. HiL-.e!l wanted
KM, for ho said time after
,lmo "J" h" wol111'' "ol r,,1as, Thu"-
""'O"'' ' !! "en I toil
him that half of It must surely In- ro
turned if Thaw was not released, h
"'Now, you can go to Thaw and tell
liltn to extend the time for naynwnt
of the money and increaso the amount
to 150,000' He repeated that ho would
not do anytnlnc for Thaw without pay.
"Hut I knew I had Russell, and I
realised that I did not need him."
Anhut said that Dr. Russell had told
hltn that Thaw was not a paranoiac,
but was constitutionally Inferior, and
that he could release him at any time,
"In talking of Thaw," said Anhut,
"Dr Russell called hlni a lowbrow."
Anhut testified that he did not know
Supt. Scott. Clark. Gov. Sulzer, Lewis,
May or any one who has been men
tioned In the case except Dr. Russell,
Thaw and Detective Hoffman.
He denied that he hud ever told Dr
Russell that Gov. Sulzer would llko him
to t dense Thaw.
f!us Roeder, the New York newspaper
man who Hgured In tho story that Will
iam V. Clark hud attempted to Influence
Russell to release Thaw on tho ground
that Gov. Sulzer wanted Thaw re-lea-scd,
"and nothing said about It." told
tho committee how he met Clark at a
hotel In Albany on the day preceding
the scene at .Matteawan at which It was
said Clark demanded to know what
Russell was doing by telling stories that
'would put him In bad."
Roeder recounted his talk with Thaw
after he reached tho Institution. He
told Thaw that If ho were his keeper ho
would release, hlni upon condition that
he should muko an affidavit never to
touch another drop of liquor. He testi
fied that Clark told hlni Russell had no
backbone whatever, "and I ugreo with
hltn," adiied thu witness,
Roeder testified that ho knew nothing
about the alleged $20,000 bribe offer
until he read of It. Ho corroborated the
testimony offered by Col. Scott as to
their meeting. He declared that ho
"could get anything he wanted out of
Thaw by talking to hlni about music
for a little while."
The commission's subpwna Fervors
have been unablo to locate the detec
lve, Hoffman, and us Mr, Lewis v.is
not present tho hearing was adjourned
to permit the commission to k-avo for
Matteawan to take Thaw's testimony
The commission to-night, through
Chairman Carlisle, told Gov. Sulzer It
would complete Us Investigation Into tho
Thaw case this week nnd file a report
with him -within a few days.
Superintendent of Prisons Scott was
discussing with his friends to-night the
advisability of asking for a legislative
investigation of tho Thaw bribery story
so far us It concerned tho State prison
Superintendent Scott has not received
the reported resignation of Dr. Kussell
as superintendent of the Matteawan
THE BUSINESS man that
throws aside prejudice
idigs down and gets the facts
8 ells Jumeolf on motor
In building and applying both
fjasolinc nnd electric trucks we've
earned a lot about motor trans
portation. Thli Information !i of ralae ta arory
motor truck investigator. It li tout
for the atlring.
General Motors Truck Co.
NEGRO RECRUITS PUT
HIKERS IN QUANDARY
Tlii'pfltn o March Into Wnnli-
ington With Gennrnl
ORATOR IS HOWLK!) MOWN
Chilly Kcce.ntions in Alurylund
Even a Olei'fryninn lit First,
Turns Tlicm Awny.
I.AUKtb,' Md'Fpb.'20. Af tei enduring
every hardship for two weeks on Its jour
ney to reach Washington, the question of
votes for negro women threatens to smash
anil disrupt the siirir.igo army just on
the evo of their marching Into the prom
The army's leceptions have cooled rap--
Idly from tho minute It crossed the Mason
and Diiou line, and the unfortunate Inci
dents of tho lialtlmoro reception, when
two villagofuls of eager hoMosies were
disappointed by the army's sudden
changes of plans, did not help thy pil
grims popularity with tho Southern pub
To-night 'the queition whether or not
the agitation for enfranchising women
Includes giving negro women tho voto
also menaced tho army at closo range
This morning, as tho at my marched out of
Italtililoio with the chilliest sendolT of tho
enlire march, amid hardly mote enthu
siasm than a patent medicine float would
arouse, it was met. at Witians by a largo
group oi negro men and women currying
a lilg yollow banner lettered Votes lor
Negr o Women."
Tho army tecelved the greeting in cm-
Iwrrassed silence and slid through tho
village asswiflly as possible Km to-night
the report follows that a group ol these
negro women is organizing lo join the
army early to-morrow morning and
march the ut of Iho way to Washington
with it . Tho rumor was authenticated
by the foot that four wagonloads of
negroes wearing suffrage buttons drove
through Laurel to-night Just before the
suftrago army's arrival, as though they
wore a sort of alliance guaid
Partly because of this and partly le
caiti.0 of tho imfaorable teports of the
niflrugiUs sent ahead from Baltimore,
the two hotels in Laurel at llrst refused
to take the marchers in. But a commlttoo
of women headed by Mrs (leorge Waters,
wife of tho Mayor, visited the proprietors
of tho hotels and Ifggi-d them to enter
tain the marchers for tho night.
I'ihally th innkeepers reluctantly con
sented, tho proprietor of tho Cloier Leaf
Inn stipulating that he would take only
ten women unci that (leu. Hosalio Jones
must be ono oT them and that she must
vouch for tho fact that nono of tho other
nino was likely lo do anything unde
sirable. "If they out up any didoes." saj( ,
grimly, "out they go "
laurel was not tho first place to ques
tion the desirability of the suffrage march
ers to-day. Reaching Klkton for luncheon,
it was found that no preparations had
beti mado for it. and tho army gathered
the information from fome corner loafers
that "this yero is aiiti-suflrage. and w
all don't think much of you folks nohow "
Marching up to tho door of tho little
church, they were at first refused admit
tance by the clergyman, tho Ke Henry
Castleman, end his wife, hut later the
pastor relented and agreed thai if the
marchers would buy their own luncheons
at the little grocery store they might u-e
as tables the bare wooden benches of the.
combined church nnd schoolliotise
Afler luncheon Col Craft and (Ion
Jones, in turn, mounted a big slump in
tho door yard and pit-tided for the cause,
hut their remsrks were received in stolid
silence Marching through Dorsov lain
In th afternoon, Col Craft tried toaddre
a crowd of villagers, but was howled down
and was followed for some distance by a
mob of children hooting, beatine tin nans
and mocking her with cat calls.
liotti lien. i ones a nil i ol craft admitted
to-night that If the negro women do turn
up in tho morning to march with them into
Washington there will bo nothing to do
but take the first train back to New orlf.
This danger which Imperils the army's
mission at any rate mav servo to heal up
mo ureaon wmcn nan threatened to split
the armv in two ever since (!en. Jones mi.
tagonized twoMary land villages by march
ing right through them to Baltimore last
Sunday after arrangements had been
mnie to entertain iho armv in both
den. Jones refused Practically the in.
vifations on the ground tlmt.t his march is
not a pink tea but a political movement
('apt Craft, however, accepted tho hosp'.
tallty of the village of Overloa with about
half of the army, and as a result she rank s
much higher among Maryland hotesses
than the General. Tho women of llverlea
now propose to give a gold medal to Col.
Craf.. whoalsoacceptedan invitation from
a number of Maryland women to return to
tho htato aim organize a htatowitlo hiking
Clen. Jones, who is Railing for Kurono hh
soon as the march Is over, was not in-
eluded in tin invitation.
"No more hikes for mo." she said to
night; "If wo get through this one. it
will be enough " Tho General admitted
that she Is not enthusiastic about Mary
To-day's march of twenty-sii miles
wore out Mrs. B. W. Hulon. who joined
tho army in Philadelphia, and she reached
Laurel in an automobile completely ex
hausted, Tlit) armv will set out at 0 o'clock to
it will sjieud the nieht.
Hen. Jones to-day sent from Laurel
morrow morning for Hynttsvillo, where
by parcels post lo l'resitfenl-tdect Wilson
a yellow votes for women flag and this
"Wo send and beg of you to accept this
votes for women flag as a memento of
our pilgrimage through New York, Now
Jersey, Delaware and Maryland "
5 HELD IN STEINBERG MURDER.
X Ball for 'I'hone Wanner Accuai-d
In Ills C'onfrialon.
Four men and ono woman mentioned
in the confession of Harry Wagner as
concerned In tho shooting of Abraham
Steinberg on January 7 we're held es
terdny without ball on n charge of homl
clrts pending the Inquest on March 7
Copt .MrKinny of the Second Detec
tive district and I'ollceiuun (Jrlflln tes
tified at Coroner Kelnberg's hearing yes
terday to having heard Harry Wagner
mention each defendant by name as con
cerned In tho murder and to Dr. Albert
T. Weston's affidavit fixing the death of
Abraham Steinberg as duo to "pistol
shot wound of nec-k."
The live defendants are Max Orcnstelu,
G77 Hcheuck avonuu, Max Welsberg, 020
Sohencli avenue; Abraham Kialkott and
his daughter Anna, 111 Rldrldga street,
and Louis W'elnstelu, H77 Hast New
York avenue. Brooklyn.
Lawyers of the defendants plied Capt.
.MrKinny with question.
"What wus Wagon's motive, revenge?"
"Reward," ulinwered the captain "He
was promised by these defendants, hr
said, future good living, protection and
money for defence and plenty of wotk
when he irot out He jot some money
Many ownets find it necessary
to move old, inharmonious fur
nishings into new buildings,
because their appropriations, esti
mated to cover building, fixtures
and furnishings, are exhausted
before furnishings are reached.
This cannot happen under the
Hoggson Single Contract Method
of Budding. Let us explain why.
A ha, Jtxnklng the lloggion Singh
Ctntntl MtlM cBuliJlnt, en Kvutst.
7 KAST 4th ST.. NEW YORK CITY
tlOSTON NKWHAVKN CI1ICAQO
STEFANSSON TO TAKE
WIRELESS INTO NORTH
Will Flash Messages to (.'aiitidian
Wllil, II K GONE FOTUl YEARS
.Moving. I'ictin-ps Will He Mndo
of Wliitn Eskimos to Con
Carryinc moving picture machines
and a wireless apparatus Vllhjalmur
Ktefansson. tllscovetcr of tho blond
Ksklmos is preparing to sail aguln for
the polar legions, to bo gono nearly
four years. A new expedition sent
out by the Canadian Government un
der his leadership will leave San Fran
cisco the latler part of May or the
first of June In an effort to explore
a vast tract of banco lands 'lying near
The exploler i- taking along the pic
ture sppar.uus to prove that Ksklmos
of light complexion nre to ho found
theie The wireless will h used to
keep ill communication with the out
posts of civilization.
Nineteen picked men will accompany
Stefansson north on the whaling ves
sel Kiirluk. which was purchased yes
terday In San l-ranclco. livery man
will risk his life, for the expedition
will I- much more scantily equipped
than most that have gone forth.
Associated with Stefansson will be
Ir. I!. M. Anderson of the Museum of
Natural Art and History In this city,
whcie the announcement of the plans
was mado yesterday. Dr. Anderson was
north with Stefansson when the light
colored ICskimos were found and will
this time be second in command. Capt.
I'ederson. a w haling skipper, may sail
the Karluk at least to ICsiiulmault.
While the Kat Ink will Is- provisioned
for only I wo t-urs Dr. Stefansson ex
pects to stay in tho north until 1916.
I He says that ho and his men can
j live on such animals as caribou, wolves,
Muxes and bears the rest of the time.
I Hut he will take along an auxiliary
i food supply of pctnlcuu, sweet choco
late and malted milk, besides tea.
Orlglnaly this expedition was to be
made under the auspices of the National
Geographic Society, the American Mu
seum of Natural Art and History, and
possibly the Harvard Travellers Club
i of Huston. Hut the Canadian Govern
jmotil made a proposal thai the Journey
U- mailt- under the British Hag.
Dr. Slefausson obtained his release
from the existing agreement nnd no
jccpled tho Canadian offer, which i.s to
I pay all expenses and give the leader
jcaite blanche In getting together his
i equipment and men. All this was con
j ttngent on the agreement that any lands
Idiscincred should belong to the British
Another condition Is thai the party
, chould sun t north this year In Muy
or June. Amudsen Is planning n situ-
liar atlempt on tho north In 19 la.
The Stefansson party will enter the
Arctic regions by way of Bering Strait.
They hope to arrive In the polar sea
ntiout September 1, and will Jam ihelr
frail craft as far through the open
water as possible. Then they will let
her freeze In and bellcvo she will be
carried to their goal by tho southern
drift of Ire. They do not expect to
try for tho pole, as Peary has taken
all the zest out of such u venture.
Th" land that StefatiFson seeks has
never been touched by man. He con
ceives Its discovery to be the greatest
honor left in tho north.
On the scientific side the expedition
will experiment with magnetic instru
ments. The expedition will have two bases,
one on Prince I'utrlck Island and tho
other on Victoria Island, 700 miles
apart. Dogs will bo purchased in
Alaska and lightly burdened sledging
parties will be sent out whenever solid
Ico Is found. The blond Ksklmos aro
on the mainland near Victoria Island,
and a side ttlp will bo made there.
Tho unexplored land Is estimated al
about 1.000,1)00 siiuare miles In area.
It may bo part of Iho mainland, n
new continent or simply a largo Island.
On the Karluk will be eight scientists
mid lwlo ordinary seamen. To keep
In touch with them the Canadian Gov
ernment Is planning u network of wire
less Muttons. Sleds, in addition to the
vessel, may be equipped with both pend
ing and receiving wireless apparatus.
The Carueglo Institution In Wash
ington has arranged with Dr, Ste
fansson In regard to the magnetic work.
If the Ice drift gets tho ship lit the
right tlmo It will eventually como out
of the polar sea through tho Northwesl
Passage, landing In Greenland or the
malnluud of North Americu. If any
thing goes wrong tho Ice will crush
tho craft, which has a hull of only
Dr. Slefausson will sail for Huropo
on tho liner New York on Saturday to
lecture in England and to purchase
SPARKS FROM THE TELEGRAPH.
Ths creation of the three Federal
Judicial dlstilrts of Northern. Middle and
Southern Alabama was upproved yester
day by tho United Stutes Senate.
A lesolutlon for an amendment to the
Constitution providing for tho Judicial
recall was Introduced In the Illinois State
Tho bill requiring ten ersrs of thi
Hlni. to hn rend dully In all public schools
passed the Pennsylvania Hou yesterday
I. Altmatt & ia.
Wommeini's Wovem Sfillk Underwear
' 2 n very attractive assortments, is shown at
raoderaiie prices in the Wonracmi's Kirailt Uradcir
wear Department. Eracluded are ninitteresitttimj
novelties in Bmniported SjMk Undergarments,
jnciasdoimg BEoomere and Kniclker Skirts of
supple Jersey Silk, designed especially to
conform to tihe present fashions in dress.
The Infants1 Wear Department
is prepared to supply COMPLETE LAYETTES,
including French and American-made Robes,
Dresses, Siips, Cloaks, Caps, Wrappers,
Sacques, Undergarments and all the essen
tials of the baby's wardrobe.
ASso Bassinettes, PilJows, Nursery Hampers,
Toilet Stands, Toilet Sets, Scales and other
efijuiptments of the modern nursery.
AT MODERATE PRICES.
JHflh, Atirniu, 34Uj tuth
ARRESTED AS A QUACK
The Rev. Dr. iichlciisncr, Ac
cused of Prnctisincr Medi
HAS "IDEAL WATER" CUtE
Also Advertises Lectures on
"Rltick and White MiipiV'
Though ho protested that he was a
graduate of several medical schools and
a member of many spiritualistic, psychic
and mtslical societies, a man calling him
self the llev Dr Ilicluml H. Kchletisner.
N. D M T . M P . who said lie was the
pastor of the New York Temple of Modern
Spirituattsm, w-as Hm-sted yesterday
afternoon on complaint of oounsol for tho
Now York County Medical Society, who
charged him with practising medicine
without being registered in this State as
SchloiiHtier was arraigned lieforo Magis
trate Kresclii in the Kssex Market court
and was remanded for trial.
According to the complaint Schleusner
has been practising medicine and
spiritualism in this city for at least a year,
having maintained nn elaborate estab
lishment at 13s Kast Twenty-seventh
street, where he treated patients and also
loelured on spiritualism. Ho is said to
havo employed four physicians.
According to the many pamphlets found
in Schlousner's place the prisoner ad
vertised himself as a gruduato of the
Amorican College of Mechano-Therapy,
tho American Sclusil of Naturopathy, the
New York Institute of Science and the
Chicago School of Psychology. Tho
literature also said he was u member of
tho National University Society, the
National Association of Mechiino-Tliera-
pists. the Naturopathic Socioty of tun
United States of America, tho Inner Circle
of the Kssono Socioty, the IVychlo Natural
Science Society and the Tyroll Hygienic
According to one of tho pamphlets
Schleusner eflected his cures chk'Ily by
mooliano-thorapr, which ho dellncs as a
"scientillo combination of food, circum
stances, ideal water nnd" motion for tho
stimulation of psychological action bv
mechanical and other means for the pur
pose: of establishing a normal condition
of tho body "
The literature quotes Shakespeare on
how man "shuttles off this mortal coil"
and iintnoJiutoly points out that when
ho does "it's all up with hlni "
The "doctor" advertises that a "good
circulation will sweep away all the im
purities of the blood like a swift flowing
As for his school of spiritualism, Schleus
ner ndvertises an elaborate course of
fifty-two lectures dealing with "black
and white magic and tho good nnd bad
uses of spiritualism "
Stephen I-'ontana, who Is employed bv
the medical sonlety, made an affidavit
that lie was treated several times by Dr
Schleusner According to tho nflidavit
Dr Schleusner after looking l-'outnua
over ussurcd hltn ho was "near consump
tion" and gave him several treatments.
Dr. Hchleusner seemed to think, Kontana
(-aid, that ho had an acid In his blood
(FRENCH REPUBLIC PROPERTY'
Natural Alkaline Water
wlthoat the word
Unexcelled for table use.
Standard remedy for Dyspepsia, Stomach
Troubles and Gout.
Ask your Physician
35tl fbitttis, 2friu flm.1
R.H. Hicj & Co 's Attractions Are Their l?w Prices.
llerld Hniiarr. H'wui. :Mlli In .'l.-.th St
Dinner de Luxe
Thursday, Feb. 27th, 1913
Served from 11.30 A. M. to 115 P. M.
CH4B MEAT COCKTAIL
OLIVES. GHERKINS, RADISHES
CONSOMME RICIIE o.
MOCK TURTLE au MADERE
TILET cj BASS 'CENDRIl.LOS
or EGG a la TRIPE
ROAST LEG OF LAMB
SPINACH cu I'ELOUTi:
and POTATOES FOND ANTE
NEAPOLITAN ICE CREAM'
and ASSORTED CAKES
COFFEE. TEA or MILK
which ho tried to remove, but ho could
never remember which log ho attached
Ins electric Imtlerv to and ulways left
that detail to his patient
I'ontana says ho paid tho doctor K or lit
a visit . Ho was told that a full treatment
would cos J'.'t
HEDGES GETS A RECEIVERSHIP.
TnUc barge f the Itellnmnre
dltillHilenl r'nnipnii.o .
Hlilion in baiikropli y ban been Hied
against t tie liellatnore riuorcd Caul and
llqiilpiiient Coinpaus, oflli e at ?,s .I'fftli
avenue and factory at tiridt'eport, Conn .
by William Dauphin. S-m Allen V Tori).
i2'.rj. and Sulberner A sens Co..
I' was alleged that the company admitted
in writing inability to pay its ilehte .lodge
1 1 ii ixl ippolntctl .lob I" Hedges lecuKei
bond .',.iw, with authority to continue
business siMv din's, and to hoi run S'l.oi" on
Kno-Mi liabilities are slated to be MlO.tin,
besides which thui ate other llalnllties nf
iiiiinv iho. iunds of dollars. Sonilaal assets
a re s 1 1 , . I I
.ludi-e Swaun esterdn net epled d
of guilty of manslaughter in the llrst
degree from (leorge Kuril, a restaurant
keeper, of r.'il West 12.ritlf stteel. who
killed his wife on November !." last
.lealou-iy was the motive Judge Sann
sentenced l-'uehs to from two lo twent
years in Sing Sing
Thomas Wnlnli. .7. of lit KsM IVlM
street, was killed yestetday when burled
under Ions of coal while at work In n
cellar at IP Hast Forty-first street Tin
coal bin partition gne way and tin
coal overwhelmed Walsh before he colli, i
Fred Hllpl. is. u machinist, 'or I".
I'alrtl street, Brooklyn, was held without
ball In the Tombs court jesterdiiy b
Magistrate l.ev on a charge of nttenipteii
robbery of Warren H. Mlchencr, man
nger of u Postal Telegraph office. In
tuxlcab on February is.