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THE SUN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1913.
Education Hoard Indorses
Legislation Knlarging Its
CHURCHILL WANTS IT
Curtnils the Authority of
roMMissioxKiis to act
May Appoint Toncliors or Alter
Study ronrps Without
The Board or IMucatlon nt Hit meet
ing yesterday voted n overwhelming'
Indorncmcnt of bills now before tho
Legislature at Albany and .'iBnlflcd Its
Intention to approve others which will
once nirnln malce I lie rontrol of Hint
body of prcat Importance to political
partlcf. In the mailer of patronage, and
The board declared Itself In lnor of
meaiure which will cive It the sole,
say with reference to sMlarlcs, with
out the coordinate advice or recommen
dation of any subsidiary hoard of sup
erintendents. It testified Its approval of a measure
that nnthork-.es the president of the
lKaril to designate any supervising or
teaching cmplo.vce of the lsiurd to In
spect or report upon any subject, tt
voted to authorize an Increase of city
superintendents from tuonty-tdx to
twenty-nine and also approved a pro
vision that the board hereafter appoint
.nil superintendents without waiting for
n nomination or recommendation from
the association of superintendents.
It voted In tavor of another provi
sion which takes from the city super
intendent the power of transfer and Im
poses that duty upon the lourd; It de
clared for another which gives it the
risht to select the apeclal teachers and
assign them, giving It a patronage dvor
3,000 or 4,000 persons, all power of rec
ommendation or nomination being
taken from the city superintendent by
the erasing of the necessary words from
the city Charter.
Take Power From upt. Mamrll,
It was also Intimated that an addi
tional measure shortly to Is; Introduced
nt Allmny will meet with approval. That
will be one which will place the board
of examiners, who test applicants for
positions, exclusively under the Juris
diction of the board and will take from
the. city superintendent the power to
nominate new teachers from the lists
prepared by the examiners and give
that right solely to the Hoard of Edu
cation. Hy a vote of to 5 the board In
dorsed a bill which takes away from
the Hoard of Superintendents the power
to recommend a change In the course
of study In the schools and delegates
that right exclusively to the Hoard of
It was Intimated that the legislation
will not end with the bills already In
troduced or promised specifically, hut
that before the session Is ended the
Hoard of Education will have the file
and exclusive right.. without being sub
ject to any board of experts or special
ist!, to select teachers, arrange salaries,
select the curriculum for all schools,
pick out the books, assign, transfer or
superannuate teachers, conduct public
or private Inquiries by secret means
Into every school function, handle every
special course, school or teacher, and
dispense with every board, expert, spe
cialist or association, through which It
has been operating for twelve years or
The legislative measures, which will
impose drastic reforms In the New Vork
school system, are not pretended to be
the result of any Investigation, Inquiry
or conference. They are not based upon
the findings of the Hanus experts ap
pointed by the board of Inquiry of the
Hoard of Estimate and Apportionment
nor have they the Indorsement of any
group of educators or of any political
party so far as Is known.
.Mayor' Approval Claimed.
They were Introduced by Ilalph Mc
Kee, Assemblyman from Ktaten Island,
who Is a warpi personal friend of
Thomas V. Churoiilll, the new president
of the board, and without any definite
warrant for saying so, they have. It Is
Intimated, the approval of Mayor tiay
nor The bills Introduced by Mr. McKee do
not stop with those acted upon yester
day. One of his measures. Introduced
on .lanuary 21, Is to turn the control
of the enforcement of the compulsory
education law over to the Heard of Ed
ucation, and that came up for hearing
before Mayor Gayr.or on Tuesday after
noon. It went through both branches of the
State Legislature with a rush.
Another measure Is for the establish
ment of a nautlcul school If the Hoard
of Education sees tit. Neither of these
bills waH regarded as of particular Im
portance. The (,'lty Superintendent and
Ids boards were rntlier relieved than
otherwise to have the enforcement of a
exatloiiH law with an Inadequate force
taken off their hands. It was only
when the bills which wen upproved
jesterday came up that Dr. Maxwell
himself and others thought It time to
There was a large attend, nice at the
board meV-tlng yesterday, not more than
five or six being absent when Abraham
Stem culled up the consideration of the
legislative bills. Ur, Maxwell himself
Attended, but he only remonstrated
ugalnst one measure, t lint which gives
the board the light to decide on the
ourse of study without reference to
anything that might be said by the ex
pert board which has been performing
sjccrel liivcIIUHtlntie It'll.
The salary measure went tlirouitli
wtt Ji little or no debate, bin when tho
hill which Is Asxembb No. lull, was
(Hlled up there v as t ome lestlveness.
Tills is the measure tt'miii mves tile
president of the biMtd power to conduct
eetct investigations or to lecelve secret
jeports of anything In which he may be
Interested. -Mr Churchill himself said
DEOPLX sometimes say that
there are not many bad
Dyker Heights Is an example
of a number of bad titles In
the heart of an Important sec
tion of Brooklyn.
Gen. de Hussy's Will was
claimed to be Invalid under
the Laws of the State of New
York and the heirs started suit
to reclaim the property.
Every owner had to pay to
have his title perfected except
the policyholders of the Title
Guarantee and Trust Co., who
did not have to pay one cent.
The safest thing you can do
Is to have a policy of our
AND TRUST C?
Capital . . $ 5,000,000
SurpluKsll earned) 1 1,000)000
iioD'war, n. t. 1 75 ncmifn 51., B Myn.
350 Fulton St.. Jamaica.
a few wotds In favor of the measure,
declaring It necessary. It would mean
expeditions action, he contended, doing
away with tedious formal Investigations
and reports, and he Instanced the patt
time situation In the schools ns one.
thing that could be studied by the
ConitnW.-loncr Martin of, Brooklyn trust estate, left by .lames Marsh, her
thought It whs sivlns the chairman adopted father fieorgo K Mrh wa
rather too much power; It was a toi, trustee of this proper) v and the de
powerful weapon In :be bands of on.-, Pmiit said ho got an idea that. Marsh
man. He asked that the phrase "Pres. , anrl George K. Crane of Htorkton were
.. . n ,., ,e uoaro eu i.uucanon n (
stricken out and "Hord of Education '
substituted. The vote In favor
approval was 32 to 7.
Private arguments made after the
board adjourned were that It will lntl
ttile a system of espionage In the
schools which will demoralize the work-
lug forcn: It will afford an opportunity
mi private revenge: It will give ni
:.mlior f ... t, i.i,i . i,n I
t. Inclnal or the eoiiimiite,. .,n ii.n
of the buildings, for that matter, and i'
will set at nniitht am- lnvesiliri.il ui I
at nnUKht any Investlgatl.in
that might be conducted through Ir
regular channels. The effect of it will
ue the same as the "shootly" ouads
In the Police Department, which widened
the breach between the Commissioner i
and the men
lllu I'lulll of the l!l. ,
The big fight of the clay was on the
bill which makes the Hoard of Educa
tion the mo Judge of the course of studv
and at u corollary authorize It 'o
select the textbooks and everything else.
Heretofore the Hoard of Education has
ordained the course, but "upon the writ
ten recommendation of the Hoard oi'
Superintendents," whLh consists of Mt.
Maxwell nnd tin eight associate cty I
superintendents. If these men did not
suggest change or approve a chatiKe
It was not done. The McKee law slm-
plv takes ut the clause "jnon the1
written ree.mmeiinii..n- c - i,i..i, 1
written recommendation &c. w lilcti
gives the HiMrd of liducutlon the power ,
to ctiange tile course of study evcy
three weeks I? It wants to do so.
Abraham Stern, a ni;mler of the bv-
laws and legislative committee, which
approved all the mures to begin
with, opposed the bill. He declared It
was not scientific. He for one was
ready to admit tlut he was not com-
petent to work out a proper curriculum
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, L""ure" a,,u 1 u,u ,u1 and when 1 )ried to pass him Mr Marsh '
believe that tho other members were tripped me and threw me over hi- knees ;
any better able. He said the board ' As I foil 1 acvidentally hit him in th fac-e !
must not be Id by the excitement due!, ""'! seeyottwill strike me. will you?'
, ' ' " a"u T ,un
to Investigations Into doing anything '
rash, and he paid his respects to Prof.
Hanuo nnd Ills colleagues
Dr. Wile, one of the leaders of the ,
controlling faction of the Hoard of IMu
cation, was In favor of the measure.
alio v ornimsiioiicr ,ionn c.refnc sain it
was only getting back the power which .,isto and fired at him. 1 do not retnem
the board once held. As the board hasjner anything else I do not rememlier
the responsibility It should have the how many timet- Hired I remember that
power. Commissioner Martin said th '. h"M. ,nt i''"01 toward him and pulled
reason why they wanted to dcpnvc the j .Z remember where the au.o
I.oard of Superintendents of their power I mobile was ut at that iwne?nsked his
was the belief that Supt. Maxwell donil- I counsel. Mr. Harney
nated the hoard. He asked the Board "Vee, I hail driven off the boulevard
of Education who of them could pafs
on a curriculum nnd he read some ex
tracts from a course of study, asking
If any man there could handle subjects
Commissioner Lew followed In favor i
and then Snpt. Maxwell arose to speak. I
Dr. Mampll In Clash. !
He and President Churchill came In ,
conflict almost at once. Mr. Maxwell
mule a statement about the cltv Char-'
ter w hlch. Mr. J hurchll, Intern.ptmg. ;
said wis not In that law.
"I beg your pardon, sir. hut I must I
Insist that 1. believe. I am stating n i
fact, wus the answer
Specialization is the spirit of the
age, Mr. Maxwell said. Specialists
are necessary In every business, partlc.
ulnrly In the business eif teaching. A
board to pass upon the studies, n board
of experts If they pleased, were entirely
necessary. They were the ones to ex
periment, to try out those things which
were experimentally right; they were
tho ones to gather the results of the
work; could any but they recommend
the Improved systems? Ilxpcrts were
necessary to resist clamor.
He Instanced the clamor for a shorter
school day In oreler to do uvvay with
part time, nnd again he tecalled the.
time that Comptroller tirout advocated
the ubollshltig of the manual training,
drawing and other such subjects in the
"The Hoard of Superintendents stood
firm against both those outcries," be
ante. "If I recall aright, I think that
many of the members of this board
were leel u little by the cry to abol
ish manual training. Hud It rested
with the board then they might have'
gone. The Hoard of Superintendents
stood firm nnd time has shown the
Snprrlnlrneleiil Veiled lion n,
Mr. Maxwell's speech was In vain.
The report of the committee was
adopted by ,12 to 5.
The measure to nmend the charier
so that three additional district superb)
lendnntH tuny bo appointed by the Hoard i
or l.elucatlon went through without The trouble stalled on .Monday when a
much debate. I building mover brought up his (tilts and
The bills, it Is said, will pass nt I started a gang at work to move the
Albany In short order ami will come to khuieh to the n.-vv site which HIsTiiip Me
ttle Mayor for n hearing. Thev will be ,I,0,,1",Y'11 1,,"U 'V1'" k.r.1'1 .th'
In force b the time the Mavnniltv , huildlng from being moved on Monday,
in ieirc.e nj i ic time tlie .viae)ialt cam-1 ,)n Tlll,l4(1iy ,.Hlnor n,irtnwi,k tried to
pulgu is on If approved by Mayor Gay-1 calm his riotous llnek and fulling sent for
nor und signed by Gov. Sulzcr. Denut Sheriff I .con Ileeve of Mattl-
j - - - tinii. He cauii' with a iposhc and kjw that
IFUM inKCiil.el,n Divorce llollim.'"" ''odlly h.inil befell the priest. All
I "' Tu ltn night parleliloiicih, liiMided bv thn
C'tiic'Acio. F.-o. JO VNnlftiint Slices t- live who asu-rt ownership, ginided the
mi in v miii ui went imioic .niHgc 1 1 1 1 1 i
I to.ehij wlih a iiiiillui to vacate the iiiihi'k
(IIiiiIImrs which h"ld the Gu.Tgcnl a ib-
I voice eleerec cal'd, on the giound that ll
Is rontiHty to law and public policy Judge
j Heatcl will give his decision to-moriow,
DORR TELLS HOW
HE KILLED MARSH
ppfpiiiliiiil Snys Mannfacttirpi'
First Kit Him With n
THEN HK FIRED REVOLVER
Accused Explains Tlint He Wrote
Part of "Murder Diary"
in New Vork.
.Salkm, Mass.. r'c.l, '0 -William A.
Dorr of Stockton, L'al.. loltl to-day horn1
lie Mllccl (loorge K. Marsh, a Lynn soap
manufacturer lor whoso murder ho Is on
trial here Dorr testified that he shot
Mnrh after the laller had seized him by
the throat and hit. hltn with a jvrcpch in
Potr's automobile late in the afternoon
'on ,prll II 'the defendant was en
tirely sef.pof.csseel while tcstltylng and
(submitted to cross-examination without
showing signs of weakening.
t.nlesM witnesses ate put on in rebuttal
of testimony showing that the alleged
murder was committed In Kevern and
therefore not within tho Essex county
jiiritdicilon, Mm jury will probably Ret
thn case, to-morrow.
Dorr told about starting cast to sen
M.nsli t oncoming his aunt's interest iti a
,,. romiIK., jK properlv rrnr affairs
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.Ad be ni.nln Hti hi'ta ininH In vlall t.vtin
llcrril,itif It, e I.,xi,l...,e u f l.,!t II "ll,t,p
. . i-MM.e ma. c.uv , . nrr(.p,H 1moy from
and 1 mw Mr. Marsh com out of tho HiwniX WHM indisputable proof that
home nnd get into a street, car. I fol- !ti,r aw iwd been vhdated.
lowed the car in mv automobile. 1 sawi Jodie Martin, however, called the de-
.Mr Marsh get out of he car anil walk
i , i .
to a tailor h shop I waited until he came i
"t and then 1 spoke to him.
I asked him when hisson, James Marh,
coming luck liotn Lallfortlla Ho
".lid in a couple ol mutitho. He Mid that
he might go out there
"I told him who I was and lie said,
am surprised to see you ' 1 said that
I w Rlad h intended to g.o to California,
as I wanted htm to look into the way
the pro)erty in Stockton was lieing man-
aged by Mr. Crone.
He askeil me what the trouble was,
and I said that, Mr Crane was not treat-
ing my aunt. Miss Marsh, right. I told
him that Mr. Crane was not paving rnv
aunt enough to live cm. '
1 asked him to get into the automo-
bile and take a rido while wo talked things
over. Ito Rot in and I told him soma
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Hf' hald' 11 fumly that ycitt cannot
Ketalongiiow when you used toect along
nn .ii -n,.... t... ni,i 'ThUr.,n. k.,..
some, dih-cusslon about vciu."
"1 fjild, '"hat do you mean by some
cli,eu-.sion?' He saicf, 'Some discussion
, lifnt you. whether you are her nephew
-Sn yiu h,'r ,ll'l,n,,w or ar' VU just livitiK
, "'Ts.opped the auiomobilo and starlet
'to get out. He said. 'I would not get
i mad at the truth if I were you ' I said.
'.",,Xou'r' K,'"K t mako a fuw about
iu I." ,V!.'"V . . , .. . , ,
. I started to get out of the automobile
"ud when 1 tried to pass him Mr Marsh '
T , . i 'i r4l',,I" wr-iich that : ;
n in iw inv.i n v "Dint- III" lir Villi
:,r.lk.,.,..;,.U,'!?,'...w.i,l.V,,.,.e ,V.r,.,,!ch' l,u.', 1 I
kji nuiu ui u ..on m-it on mm on ine ,
head with it
(1 with It i
hands umrwas chokiuk m. I Hed In
break his hold, but 1 ccmld not 'iTien l '
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into the side street that goes to Oak
isianci. answered uorr.
Ho thus placed the homicide in Itevero
and in Suffolk county.
"I drove the automobile back to the
loulevard," continued Dorr. "I saw that
'le w'ih badly hurt or dead and I thought
TTIIU,,KU ",0 1 y .,CK lo,'Vs h0"?'
1 did not know whut to do, no I drov e the
automobile back and forth on tile boule-
vnrd. I was ufruid to take tho body
back to his homo and I covered it up with
the automobile) robe,
drove the automobile up against the
,iuB fur.r ,, le ,mh "Mu.r
got riel or tho body I went back to I,vnn
nnd tj the room Thud. I got my things
together nnd drove to Host on Theo I
let) tho machine) in an alley near a garage
and went to the New Hichard Hotel to
get reudy to start for New Vork."
Mr Harney questioned Dorr about tho
"murder diary " Uorr said "That diary
is not tho original diary that I Kept "
Ho bought two book's in California and
kept notes in these of all bin movements,
and expenses ltor -Marsh's death ho
copied about two thlrdn of what wus in
tho diary Ho did not know how to
evpluin all to Miss Marsh, so he did not
copy it straight Ho wrote the diary
partly in New ltichmond nnd partly in
Speaking of the' negro mentioned in
the diary ns having been hired 'bv him
for II. ooi) to kill Marsh, he said there) was
no negro and nothing in tho original
diary about him
"this was put in on purpose," he said
Although ho did not show any clanger
of collapse, Dorr was much weaker when
he Hnislied his direct testimony nnd was
allowed to sit during his cross-examination
which lasted about one and n quarter
WON'T LET THEIR CHURCH MOVE.
""'"' - nee nn-
Ion lo iilehciKiie. I,. I.
Ilishop McDonnell of lliooUhn will send
representatives to Cutehoime, I,. ., to-ctay
In .in attempt to bring peace to the eon
gieg.itleiu of ,i Polish Catholic church there
that has been rioting for half a week and
preventing thn removal of the church
hull, Una fiom lt present site to a plot near
the home of l athei Ilartocvskl. Five par
i hhloners claim to own the church build-
The ohjectois to t lie piopoied church
moving went to a lawyer in Itlveiuead tu
try to get an Injunction. He told them
that the title to the chinch hlllldhifl lesta
In the Bishop.
SHOP GIRLS SUFFRAGE GUESTS.
lis n (o tntrrent More Voting Women (
In .Started. (
Ten oung women from various de-,
paitiueiits of Maey's wete entertained nt
luncheon esterday ,at the State suffrage I
headqimrtcrs, U0 Madison avenue.
This was the opening gun In a cam
paign to Intel vst ouim women In suf
frage. Other Kiuuru front neighboring
department stores and offices will be en
tertained on succeeding Wcdnesdaj s.
To Induce oung men to enlist In the
suffrage ranks a succession of "I'lmbe
Hnow" dances, so ended because tho girls j
are asked to wear white wash dresses,
will he given on alternate Saturday nights I
beginning with March 8.
April Kool's 'day Is to be celebrated J
with a mystery party with fortune telling, I
sleight of hand performances. Jack llotnei I
pies and nil soils of strange foods. Thete,
Is no charge. fcr admission and young
men and young wnn'irn will be welcomed
whether they arc confessed sultraglsts oi 1
A Junior league Is to be formed rrlelsv
afternoon at the honin of Mrs. Itobeit
Mlltoil. 315 West Seventy-ninth t-tieet.
In ordur lo give tho gills an oiR.itilz.itloii
of their own
AGAIN ACCUSED OF REBATING.
More Indictments Age Inst Sheldon
A ennd set of Indictment" diamine.'
the solicitation and acceptance of rebates
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I TUMI 111." l4lIIIKII .tlllj IHIlllunil nnr .
handed down by the Federal Grand Jury 1
eterady against Oorge W. Sheldon nnd
Henry W Aekholf, nieinbeis of the
freight forwarding concern of G. W. Ack
hoff Co. of Chicago.
The previous Indictments were dismissed
liv Judge James t.. Martin In the t'nltcd
States District Coutt recently on the mo
tion of John It. StnnrhrVId, attorney for
the defence, who s.ild that Ills el' nts weie
mi tit" proll of til. ralliO'icI and re
eeed Ifi.flOO n at salarv ..lid addi
tional fees for exti.i services. No money,
he s.ild. was ever paid In bis clients In ie
ImPs on the freight Milpped by them
from this city to Chicago and other
The Government attoines aigued that
the very fact that the defendants te-
celxed commissions from shippers and
jfendants' business a legitimate mid Pialse-
wort lie one that redounded Mo I he bcncllt
"or'"s 'I,, rn",umllu
OI ine nupitc.
rhe new Indictments mention live
overt acts tending to show that the de
fendants received about JtO worth of te
bates on approximately too worth of
BOMB BLOWS HOLE IN LOFT.
tiarmrnt Factories In Writ Fifteenth
rrrl Are Damaged.
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.. ... .,... i-,f. in.ii.itnir Ht 54 West
li'irnenth street at it o'clock last night.
causing much damage to the fronts of
adjoining buildings, notably St I rancls
Xaxler's c-otlege. nt 43 to M W est ! If-
" - . ' . k..7i V " , , .Tth.-r
jr,,.n through the bulUeyc side-
walk. There was every Indication that
I.. ...... I.lnl. . t.l.iwW., UIIH 1tse1.
The NVw York ' llostiltal. nt Fifteenth
street and Fifth avenue, was not damaged
and the physicians and nurses denied that
Ithe t,atlents were aluim.d b the big
, hang, w lilch was heard for many blocks
cjn the tifth and sixth floors of the loft
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makeis 01 white goods, whose emplyoees
are on strike and llecht Hros., white
goods manufacturers, ale on the ground
Tlfty women strike bt. ak. rs who were
u Vd XX Zr!X 2X1
f,.Hr keeping them In the loft,
Nobody was hurt. Windows were
jtrnashrct nt C2. it, 66, CS and fio Wet
i1,i11..n,r Itlelmrd Kcan of the llurrmi
of fVJmt. p-llb es V
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",.",., Vtatioii we
,,f r0,b ustlb es nn, lietectlves Dennlson
nf the west Seventeentli
were unable to tlnd any
1 r lnr.-....l ...n,.l.l.... Tim.'
thlIKht that dynamite or nitroglycerine
A J u,;,. wall between Phlllipe brio's
.-, hi,MhM., xtr l.en.i
MV . -.."i -
Kauffer's storermon at 32s and 330 Kast
Twentj -fourth street was blown out late
'Kh b? n'5terlous explos Ion " li""
III letivu ni;i fii jii tut; mei .
wrecked. The tenants of the six story
double tenement ran Into the street
The police found newly kneadeel loaves
In the oven, but could not fine! any bakers.
They learned that a man left the base,
moot In a hurry Immediately after the
explosion. The ovens weie heated with
WOMEN'S INDUSTRIAL SHOW.
He-Bins To-nlKlit In the Cirnnil Cen
The Women's Industrial Inhibition is
to open at 7 o'clock this evening at the
Grand Centtal Palace anil will continue
for nine elavs, It will show unusual call
ings for women nnd how women may be
come successful In many walks of life.
Mrs. Nelson Derrick Henr. the direc
tor, has enlisted the active support of
sewitt.v women who will exhibit paint
ings, sculptures and other works of art.
Among these are Mrs. Harry Paine Whit
ney, Mil's Kathryn Day and Mrs. W
Tho entire main floor will be devoted
to the exhibition. The exhibits will con
sist of a "temple of fashion," a "lxiudolr
of beauty," a "kitchen de luxe" and a
"school of hygiene." Mrs. Miner" K Black
will show a replica of the. famous Munich
Mrs. William Sulr.er and Mis. Mai tin
Glvnn have been Invited for the open
ing nnel during the exhibition
Among the charities which will bene
fit from the exhibition arc the cleorge
Washington Memorial Association, tho
New Vork Association for the Hlltul, the
Association for the Jti'duction of Infant
Mortality, the Little Mothers Aid Asso
ciation, the Free lndustiial School for
Crippled Children, the New York Parks
and Plnygrounds Association, Southern
Industrial School and the Women's Aux
iliary of the New York Juvenile Associa
tion ARRESTED FOR BOGUS CHECK.
Philadelphia Prisoner Claims .Mrs.
.1, Crulu llnvemeei' us Sister.
Pitit.Anr.i.riiiA. Feb. "K. A man who
says he Is W. II, Hiyant and who told
the police that he Is a biothir of Mrs. J.
Craig llaveiiieyei' of 825 West Klul avi'
nue. New York, was attested heie to
night on a charge of paslng a n
woithless check on Albert Lewis. Lewis
savs he Is u distant relative of Hryanl.
Thn check was dtnwn on the First N'a
tloiial Hank of Culpeper, Va , and was
leturnecl marked "No funds."' When av
tested In a Market stieet hotel Hryant
had a checkbook which was almost
stripped of checks,
After his nrtest he began tiylng to get
In touch with Mrs. HnveniHyer, who, he
said, Is ono of tho family connected with
thn American Sugar Itellnlng Company.
He null) she would pay his hotel hill and
ni.ilie cooel his checks.
Magistrate Gorman held him In IB"')
.1 i'iiiik ll.iveuiever b a hiokei He
lives at I'JTi WcM Unci avenue.
LnnKhlln (iocs In l.onilon,
Washington, Feb, 2 In the execu
tive' session of the Senate to-day the
nomination of Irwin H. Laiighlln of Pitts
burg, now secretary eif thn llmbicssy at
Iterlln, to fir. secretary of the Knilmssy
at London was .t-onthnied, He Is a nia
tlve of Mrs Laiighlln, sister of Mis", Taft
CHARGE LUNACY IN
RICH MAN'S WEDDING
Relatives Try to Invalidate
It in the Case of
II. X. Walter.
HOl'SEKKEPER HIS RRIDK
.Justice Orders an Investigation
Into Mental Condition of
Charges that a man more than 73
veers old and worth J80O.D0O was led!
Into n marriage with his housekeeper
while In was helpless and Incomp-'tcnt
from ii Mtokc of pareilysls, resulted In.
mi oreler by Justice Lehman ycfleriliy
that a Juiy determine the mental con
dition of Henry, N. Walter, an officer
and director of D. N. K. Walter A Co..
carpet innnuf.icturets, ,T,l Cnlon Square,
The alleged Incompf tent's wife, who
wns Anna II. Kuthe, Is now living with
Mill In the house he owns nt I'!. West
I tilth street. Mrs. Walter objected lo
having her hu.band taken out of his I
home ami required lo go to court In
his preen condition, on the grountl
thn! It might bring on a second stroke
of paralysis nnel result fatally, but Jus
tice Lehman Mltccted that the cas. be
heard by n Jury next Monday.
The order wan tnude em the petition
of WalterV brother. Morltr. Walter, of
IS Kast Sixtieth street, who is nssocb
.itrrl with 111 in In the carpet Ini'lne's,
and who asked thai n committee of hla
property be appointed. His affidavit
that his brother's condition Is such that
supported bj allldav Its of Drs. Nathan
H. Drill. Gustvc Hoehme and Isaac
Adler, who have attended Walter since
he suffered the stroke, and who were
ciiscl'.argi'il from attenduncs upon him
by Mrs. Walter.
In his petition Morltx Waller said his
brother suffered th? paralytic stroke
on October 13 last and was married to
his housekeeper. Anna Kuthe, on
Jjtiuary 25. His brother has real es,
tat worm J20.000. and stocki .Mid
bonds valued at more than STuO.Ol'V.
the petitioner said.
Mr. Walters declared that his
brother was In reasonably normal
mental condition until he wns
strlck'n. when hl entire left side
was pnralyxed and his mentality
was Impaired. He oberved his brother
on December IS and ugaln on February
10. and found absolutely no mental Im
provement. When he was summoned
here from California on October 20 be
cause of his brother's Illness, he said
the brother gave the clear'st indica
tions of mental unsoundness.
The petitioner asserted that on many
occasions when he visited His brother
th" latter failed to recognize him. The
patient shook hands but stated
vacantly. He cannot Identify articles
of common use. continued the peti
tioner, whet ens during the fifty years
the broth were associated In busi
ness he had a keen bifcdncss mind.
Moiltx Walter believes his brother's
mental condition will not improve.
.Mr. Walter says he Is advised that on
Jnnuur 24 Miss Kuthe went alone to
the marriage license bureau at the City
Hall to get a license. The patient's
condition was such that he could not ac
company her. She gave full informa
tion to a clerk, but it was necessary for
the clerk to go to the prospective bride
groom's house the next day to sec him
before the license was Issued. That
plght Miss Kuthe called In a clergy
man and had the ceremony performeJ
In the presence of a brothcf-ln-luw and
a nurse as witnesses. She discharged
all the nurses and physicians on Feb
Clarence Walter of San Francisco, n
t'.iphew of the alleged Incompetent, who
sanl he came Kast In behalf of relatives
In California, made an affidavit that
during many visits to his uncle ho
hasn't heard him speak an entire sen
tence. Dr. Hrlll said that the patient has
been In n condition of dementia through
hi. entire Illness, Is unable lo read and
cannot give the names of his parents
ot bis brothers. The other physicians
.nnde slmllnr statements.
Dr. William O. Majllton, who made an
affidavit In behalf of Mrs. Walter, salci
He was called to attend Walter cm
February 8 and finds that he Is Imprn'
Ing slowly, can now talk distinctly and
e'lnes not become excited. He think
Walter will bo able to take care, of him
self In two or three months.
In an allldavlt by Mrs. Waller she
said she Is a graduate of the Woman's
Medical College of Pennsylvania and Is
licensed to practise medicine In Nw
Henry .1. Gaede, Mrs. Walter's attor
ney, salel yesterday that she has been In
Welter's home since IS89 and Hint a'l
t'ledr friends recognized them as man
und wife. The lawyer said that Walter
was divorced from n former wife In
California twenty years ago and lha'
he did not marry Miss Kuthe before be
vause he was under the Impression that
he- couldn't do so while his first wife
lived. She died a year oi so ago, tho
Mr. Gaede declared that the marriage
was performed by the ltev. Krnest A.
Tbppi'ft of :.4C WcM 1.13d street, a Ger
man Lutheran cleiKymun. Mr, Tappert
said last night that when he asked Wal
ler the necessary questions In the m.v
Hage ceremony he answered thi'tn d!
tltictly and seemed to know what vv.n
WANTS $10,000 FOR A POSE.
Ileimath ""eejx l.lenlennnCs t ill form
DnmnKfil Ills Hepiilntlnn.
chtiigiiig t li.it his reputation vvn Itijiin-el
tlirouitli the publication of his photograph
in a police lleutoiunt's uniform, Joliullor
wath hied suit III the Supreme Com I yester
day lo recover o,ooii from Joseph F. Web
her. a tailor at 27a Fifth avenue.
The plaintiff alleges that Webber induced
111 in to don a liollre iililfoi in and tiooe anil
Inen printed the picture in a now simper
to advertise the business. Ilnrwalh says
he lias suffeied anxiety nnd mortification.
MRS. GOULD BR0KAW GETS FEE.
Husband Vlosl Pn r.,UIMI for Wer
,lulce lllHckmar ill llrooklyu yesterdny
nwaielecl In Mrs. W (loulil Hrokuvv S'i.eloo lor
eounel feus ui her action for absolute
In the application Mr llreUim declared
she hud no means of support outside of liei
M.'-'Via month ullniony ....
Mr Hiokaw asserted that Ills wife I
saving some of her nlimonv unci Investing It
In his decision Justice. HUeknur said Hie
alimony wns lor liter permanent imdntcnuiica
and she could do us the pleated with it.
Built by Masters for
"Excellence" in a piano is more than
case, action, strings and pedals.
"Excellence" in a piano is that some
thing, over and above all these, which
the genius of the builder puts into it.
The STEINWAY Pianos are the crea
tion of genius.
STEINWAY & SONS
107-109 East 14th Street, New York
Subway txprtu Station at tht Door
BILL A COMPROMISE
Soiicitf Insurance Committee
Com bin ps Features of Many
Ai.ba.s't, Feb. 26. Senator HamsperRer
of Iluftalo, chairman of tha Senate In
surance Committee, announced to-night
that the committee hod framed a hill to
provide compensation for injured work
men. Ho thinks this is tho compensa
tion bill which will pasa tho Legislature
this year if any does. Thomas I), Fitz
gerald, who represontB labor interests in
Albany, declared to-night that they
would not accept the commit tee'n com
promise bill which will be introduced to
morrow and will not bear the name of
Mr. Kamxtiergpr aid: "The com
initteve Iioh decided to introduce a new bill
which containa the best feature of the
compensation lawn of other Statee, and
uIho embodying therein imch provision
of tho pending bills that appealed to Ihe
committee us being fair and reasonable.
The committee bill is an electivo measure
and provides a definite eohedule of com
poiiFatlon to workmen injured In the
course of employment and to tlioir de
pendents in case of death resulting from
"An employer electing to accept the
compensation act is required to insure
his obligations with i-tock or mutual
companies, or with n State managed
insurance fund, or may carry his own
insurance if he can furnish satisfactory
evidence of financial strength.
"The presumptive idea of acceptance
of tho act by the employers appearing in
the Foley bill has been eliminated nnel in
its place u provision substituted requiring
aflirmutive action by employers in order
to bring them within the benefits of the
"Provision has been made for the crea
tion of a commission, to be appoint eyl by
the Covortior, consisting of live members,
to be known as the industrial commission
board. This board will have the power to
wss upon all agreements for the settlement
of compensation claims, with exclusive
jurisdiction in determining controversies.
This commission is given judicial power
to hear and determine all disputes anil
its decision is to be final on questions of
fact, limiting appeals ro tho courts to
questions of law
"Provision is also made for thn creation
of an employees mutual Ktate insurance
fund to be administered by the State
Insurance Department. Tho department
Is charged with tho duty of determining
the premiums, establishing reserves, and
collecting such additional assessments
from employer en required "
MT. MORRIS THEATRE OPENED.
Illlieriilnim Will Iteeelie Denial of
T.M!,IH1I fur I'l'oiicH).
'fin .Vncleni Older of Hibernians hist
nlKlu celebrated the oponlliK of the Mount
Mori is Theatre-, which they have- built on
the northeunt coiner of lltith street ami
Fifth avenue. About 2.0UU member und
Biu-fts of the oniiinl7.atlon were present.
The eocli'ty bouuht the property twelve
vcars iiko for Su,000 and ll Is now laid to
be worth with the theatre aWit $2lft,u00.
Tewl.iy the Hibernian will turn the thea
trc ovei to in, l-'iftit a
. ..... ' ' ' tun .1 Mll.nc-lliril I
mnpany on a lease, for which they .u e lo
irccivr 11 101,11 teiital or 7MU100,
The structure is of brick with terra cotta
tiiinmlnss 011 the outside and fuinUhhiKs
of ROld anil urei'ii nlthln.
On Draught and In Bottle Everywhere
"'i,U)l.i:srt)N A WOCHrfitc'ar a"n.l lioTlie rt. New York.
Wear Hub-Mark Footholds
Time and again you are uncertain as
to whether you need rubbers. The
near-by crossing are clean, but it may
be thawing down town. Perhaps rain
threatens. Still you take a chance ol
getting your feet damp rather than en
cumber yourself with rubbers.
At such times you need Hub-Mark
footholds. They give adequate protec
tion and are never burdensome. Escap
ing the heavy wear the heel of an
ordinary rubber gets, they last a long
time and give your other rubbers a
longer lease of life. Wearing Hub
Mark footholds is an economical habit.
are made in storm,
low whole vamp and
open vamp styles.
Illustration of vrloui
nlc ot Iliib-Msrk Huh
her are apprarlnc In the
street rr. They cost nn
more than n
made for all pur
poses for mm.
thk hub-mark is your valuk-mark
tour dealer cannot supply ton, irrlr tj.
BOSTON RUBBER SHOE CO.
Maiden, IU11, KilablUbeet IBM
KOHLER'S DAUGHTER IS HOME.
ilrl aya hr Will Xnl Appear
Mls Mnrthn K. Kohler, the evenleen-yenr-old
dHUuhter of .lames P Kohler.
secretary 10 the Tax Coiniiilinn, who
ran away to Atlantic t.ity on SaliirtUr
so as not to appear as a witness attain1)
Walter K. Doyle, n youm; real estate brokei .
who Is under U'.OOo bail on serlou charges
made on hnr behalf, itot back early yesier
clay morninie to her home at 300 Kt (Sev
enteenth street, Klalbush, accompanied bv
She was in no nay depressed bv l,er
recent experience, laughingly alluded in
her runaway trip to inie City and reit
ernted with much emphasis the Matenicii'
she innde there ileelarltiK thai she would
not testify nvuinst Doyle and would repudi
ate the flldavil she had made against lilm.
"I won't leatlfy uitainst Waller under
any consideration,- she said, M consider
him Jul the way I would consider a Inn
oanu, and do you think I'd ay anything
that inlBiit hurt lilm or that might ruin lu
whole! life'' I'll go to prison or reforms
tory or aiivw,here they have a mind to send
in. sooner than cauao him any more trouble "
Miss Kohler elenled that either Doyl
or anv of his friend hart anything to 1I0
with her fllulit to Atlantic Oily.
"1 made up my mind of my own accord "
she said, "to cllsappenr, o that they would
have to let Walter go when 1 wouldn't be on
naiiii on Tue.day. I didn't set the money
from Wulter or hi friend. 1 got all I
wanted from a place where I can get all
I need at any time."
Mr. Kohler said that he ha not been
ked to appear before Ihn Oram! Jury
It was said at Doyle's home hy hi mother
that he wn a wreck hecuuta of the charges
miido against him and had gone to Wnsli
Ingtoti and would not return for several