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THE SUN, THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 1913.
(nr PropoM's in i'ii 1 Mon
npoly mill Kciliii'i' I lie
Post of liivinu'.
THAT IS (i()V. .MiCiM Kli'N'S
Others Riiimp Troiu Itluc Sky
Hill 1o Oiip fop rioscil Spii
siiii fop Pnil.
Mtmsns. Wis, April 13 'I'll.' tnut
Important of several seme of pnyres
slve bills now pending bcfoie I lie Wis
consin Stnto Lcglslatine u general
conceded to 1m' Gov. McGovern"j bill
creating a Stiiti- maikot commission.
Jts purpose primarily Is t reduce the
cost of living Tin- ptlncipnl duties of
(lil commission, which l i consist of
three members. ttli the State Dnlrv
nnd Tooil Commissioner ns nti a or
jli'lo member, each to iccelte a salary
f $5,001). are 'o pi osccute monopoli"'"
und unfair method of trade und
jiromoto eoopeiatlte itjtsm mtlons. The
Mil carno an appropriation of fTA.OUU
tn psy the -aUirlt and cxpensonif the
The hill recites that 'the pin po" to
lip neroniplMied tn
"To prevent ltumopol.t . ooiitiiict" mid
combinations In every form ilftvlnirnt.il
to tlir people of tile State
To promote In the intere't of the .pub
lic. Including consumer and producer alike,
economical anil efficient production and
rlltr1lmtion of .ill ommoilltles
"To promote the development and nat
ural resources of the State and of tlx
jiropcr am leultiiral. Industrial and coin-,
jnerelal Interest'" so far as such develop
ment l consistent with public welfare.
"To improve rountiy life and to pro
vide equality of opportunity tor the peo
pie of the State
"To perform the ilutie and function
Imposed hy law upon the dalit and fowl
commissioner, assistants, his chemist, in
spectors and etnploee. tin- duties and
functions of the State I'.o.ud of linml
rmtlnn and Its ofllcei and employees,
and the duties and functions of the State
Hoard of Acrlculture. 't offireis and etn
The lull Kite. i he i umni.n'ii nnipie
authority to enforce the untl-ttut law
and suppress monoolle or coniblna
lions made In l entrain of trad". It em
powers the commission to establish pub
lic market" for the sale of farm prod
uce rill petty to the consumer and to
require all maikets to be Kept In a sani
tary condition It also pro-tides that the
f nmmlsslonshnll do e erythlng within its
power to improve lountrv m,. ..., as to
keep the bovs and sir!" tm the farm
nnther important progr. sm . hill
before the Legisl.ituio Is on- amending
the existing workman's ciimpenntnn
law so a to compel ail employe is of four
ir more persons m com" undr u This
Js to he done by depriving the imploti-r
if the defence nt i -ti t ri mi 1 1 negh-f-'i-ncc.
The pr-.-ent law deprive him
of the (Ipfenif of fellow servant negll
sonce and asillnptlou of rlk The
pending bill also provides a specific
whedule of liability for all ordinary In
juries and also pio trios liability of not
io oNceed $7,"tl for permanent HflK m '
ment of the face or head of an em
ploye This measure will probably
Hills providing for some slight amend
ments to th income lax law. slinlitlv
Increasing the taxes of I i u eoiporatlons j
nd lessening those of small corpora- j
lions and providing for a better admin
istration of the law are pendini,' and will
Several so-calbd "blue sk." bills, rie-MKIU-ri
tfl protect tile lTINestot III sloi'ks
and bonds of corporations, aio ponding
and one of them will probably become a
law. These lulls in trie main provide
I hat i orporations shall not issue stoi k
in honris in ecis of the value of their
properly and In fore maklui; any issue
i f such securities must have the ap
proval of the Stale llailrond Commis
sion. Another important progressive bill is
nun aiilhorizlnK the State Industrial
Commission t.i ti a miuimuni w.mr for
women and children eiiK.meri In Indus
irial and othei employments.
A mothers' pensaui bill mil oduced
bv one of the leading progressives Is
itinrtinK much attention. It provides
that Indigent mothers shall receive State
,ud of not to ( M eed Jl.'i a mouth for
Ihcmsolvcs nnd $'! a month for each
minor ilepemieut In!. I. the aid to be
iranbd throuuh iouiiIn courts. The pur
pose of the bill is to keep the family
louether and not icqulri- the chlldicn to
be sent lo chat liable institutions as at
The bills cMi'ildillK eiiual suffrage (o
women lank I1I1U1 in trie estlmalion of the
proareslves. In fact both the Senate
'Mid tile Assctnbh have passed such a
I ri 1 1 anil are now wianuliw; to see which
house Is lo have the honor of having
Its bill bcioine the law The hills have
I efcrendiini clauses attached to them
providing that Ihey shall be submitted
lo the voters at the next general olcr
lion for apptoval An ad Identical with
Ihe pending bills was rejected by the
voters of tin- Stall' last fall.
v joint lesolution amendlnK the
' iitislltulion so ns to provide for the
'iiltlatne iilirendum and recall of
public niMuis is pi uiIiiik. AC similar
resolution pnoiibn!; for a Stale conven
tion to icdiafi tin' Constitution lias
pafoed the lower house. Another reso
lution inmMis for an amendment to
ihe Constitution to enable the clectora
lo r linos,. I'niieil Slates Senators by
Hrrct MUr and still another resolution
IHoUiles for snntfe taxalion.
ICItcloiH of the Stale will tie able to
cole by mull if a pending piokicssIvo
bill hci'omis a law Another hill pro.
ides for sic end ihoke of candidate,
ii1i hi tlie primary and eiioral elec
tions A bill by a lull Moose member pro.
hles that anv new political pally may
hnw Its candidates placed under a
mi iv rii sitinailoii on the otiiclal halloi
illiiiK petitions i onlainlnt; a certain
pilieutai;ii of electors who voted nl
be Inm prccdllm; Keneial election
n..ihei bin pmUriiM that Iho Statu
a 1 pin llu expenses of riolcKnte-i to
j.itlnnnl pi hiical conveniloiiH,
i.iiis pi .v i,,, ik f,,r statu aid for tlio
i'il'r oum of hlKhwnyH are pendini;,
vllH f riUS.SCd. Will tnn!in lliut ! fiAfi
""fi w II b. Hient on hiKhwaM in the
o.rint' each of Up. uilHllInK two
She was a rather ptetty, but too
matiiic child of ti. and precocious too,
nc she had demonstrated iniirli to the
ilellnht of her mother and the. illsmist
of other passengers In an elevated rail
way car. She hud recited the multipli
cation table In a loud, klmlcrnurtcn
monotone, had reeled off a HtllllK of
.Mother (loose thymes, hud hummed
bars fiotu popular ratMlnie airs, had
wiped her feet on nowns III the ml
JolnhiK seats IryltiK lo Kct her totwue
iiKiilnst the window pane and had
spoiled the shines on many shoes ns she
laced iilohK the aisle.
At the l-'lfly-thltd stieel curve the
sparltlltiK infant lurched throUKh the
newspaper behind which a iliKllltled old
Mentlemali wns pretendlnf! not to bt!
annoyed, This xiivo the somewhat
overdtessed miiinma a chance to upolo
elzc and to add: "Hut don't you think
she's lemarkably bright for BV"
The old man looked mamma full in
the eyes. "Since you've asked, I think
she's n pestiferous little rowdy and
that unless coriectlve measures are
soon taken she'll make you wish she'll
riexer been born."
The titter that ran through thai part
of the car proved the verriht unanimous.
"I wot a leport on a cop to-day who
I II bet Isn't a unifier." said Inspector
Dwjer. "He repotted sick a week ai;o
and next day two little Klrls who live
on his post came to the station house
to ask where he was. N'eM day a dele
gation of boys and (,-lrls from '! post
called with a ten cent bunch of (lowers
to lie sent to his home, with a messiiKe
of hope that he'd soon be well. Kadi
day after that there was a bunch of kids
nnd a bunch of lloweis till the patrol,
nan got bad; to duty.
"InvestiKatlon showed that he was
the children's best friend. lie carries
a big Jack knife that he's always ready
to lend to any boy, has a key to tighten
roller skates, mends hockey clubs,
whittles out 'old cats,' gathers broom
sticks for what ho calls his kids, and
arbitrates childish disputes in the
"Yea, he's a bachelor, and the tell
me that there's mole than one cap set
for him among the. older sisters."
Tim past winter was the first within
the memory of the oldest lobsler men
of tlie lower New York Hay when the
pyrotechnic looking and spectacular
delicacy of the While Light paluces
was caught thtotiKhout the season.
In tin- winter months thete was not
tile netwoik of lines and pots in the
bottom of the bay that there Is In the
summer and fall, but a few of the
lobster men kept their lines set all the
winter and when they "lifted" at sluclt
water they found enough lohsteiv In the
pots to make It well worth while at
'The Spanish American wni seems
only about a year or two ago," said
a veteran of It one day this wttk, "and
yet It's curious lo see how the re
minders of that scrap are beginning
to lie considered as relics. A Twenty.
eighth street druggist has marie good
Use of one such relic.
"In Ills window lies Hi tattered old
life preset ver wtili the word "Vlzcoa"
years. The State, county and town
each pay one-third of the cot of the
road improvements. A trill already
paused by both houses appropriate
$450,000 to make up tho State deficit ,
f r good road aid last year. Anothei
bill meeting with lav or provides that
automobiles shall be taxed according to
their horse-power " cents a unit of I
horse-power ami the money usee" for ,
A novel bill which Is meeting with '
considerable fnvoruble comment pro
vides for State compensation of Inno
cent persons sent to prison. Another
bill provides for convict labor in mak- j
lug good toads and in manufacturing I
binder twine to be sold directly to .
gram growers. A measure providing
lor indeterminate sentences for tlrst
offenders Is npptnvcri bv the progteu.
HUGS DOCTOR $500 WORTH.
ctie of Mmiy UIhiiioiiUh He
Took Tmo of Her Itlnun.
draco Ainsvvortli, an actress, know n
as the "diamond celebrant." localise a
month ago Hie police thought she should I
not go around with 17.000 worth of dia
monds, on her. met a young man b
appointment at Nlnety-tifth street and
liroadway last night. She embraced .
him and befote she let him go u detec
tive had him on a v h.irgo of takins ,
two of her diamond lings worth J.100. ,
At the police station the prloner I
said he was pp Hudolph Hoffman of
ir.l'fl Arch street, Philadelphia. Miss
Alntmnrtli hiivu he H.1U' bie mi thni
street wearing her Jewels and appeared
nt her house saying he was from Helle-
ue Hospital and that she bad a ner
oiis ilisonler anri should he careful.
He stayed for dinner.
The doctor kept coining tn dinner.
He always Insisted on acting ns waiter
and every night nfter dinner Miss Alas
worth remembets now Hint father nnd
mother would get awfully drowsy, one
night she got drowsy anri woke up In a
Corona sanitarium, from which she had
n hard lime getting out. Her rings
disappeared, says MNs Alnsvvnnh. and
so rilil tlie doctor.
She got a wnirant for him from
Magistrate Fiesrlil. Then a letter came
from the doctor saying that she must
meet him. She met him with a detec
SWLZER'S PLAN CALLED BLIND.
Itepiilillenn Denounce I'ropioul in
Take sinking Fund.
Amiany, April 23. The llepubllcan
Eenatois nnd Assemblymen caucused
to.filght nnd decided lo oppose dov.
Silver's plan to utilize $12,400,00(1 from
Ihe State Kinking funds to avoid a State
tax to raise that amount to pay the
Slate's expenses. The caucus adopted
an address to the people prepared by
.Senator nrovvn, which In part says;
"Tho Slate's good fortune In provid
ing for the payment of ltn debts soonpr
than was expected and before the close
of the fifty year period Is made a pre
text for claiming that 118,000,000 has
been unlawfully paid Into these sinking
funds and can now bo withdrawn.
These assiiinptlnnH ore unsound, and If
acted on will seriously damage the
faith and credit of tho State.
"The money Is to hn 'hoisted, not In
the Interest of taxpayers hut to blind
them tn the wasteful nnd extravagant
budget of thin administration, which
Will exceed hy several millions Hip bud
gel of (Inv Plx,"
Tho caucuH also authorized Senator
.trown to issue, an address to the people
pletlnhiB tho Republican pcwltlon upon
j inc uovcrnor b uircci primary Dill,
painted on It An Inscription beside II
tells that Ibis life preserver from the
Spanish ship Vlzcaya was picked up
by the sallmnkel's mate of the I1 S. H
low.i after thu battlo of Santiago, .lulv
3, IKflS. A newspaper, yellow and faded,
lies alongllde. with a stoty of Hint
"It's evident lh.it Ihe drugglel has
done Well to put the Idle llwie for
iheto ate always three or four persons
looking In the window Ills shop Is
so modestly located that otherwise 11
prolmhlv wouldn't attract a second
"I suppose those Wooden shufS nie
meant for porch ornaments," said a vis
itor at a shop thut specializes In furni
ture nnd twtures for summer houses,
pointing to an aiiny of sabots on a
"No, Indeed," the salesman replied
"They are for Wcnr. Many women llml
them more desirable than goloshes for
walking and working about luwns and I
flower beds ufter summer rains and In
the mornings before the dew hits rilled.
W sell Iota of them, but seldom a sec
olid pair to the same pelsoti, for the
last a lifetime '
Two doom below the summer home of
Senator Kllhti Hoot on the Hamilton
I College hill In Clinton lives nn-oc-togenarlnn
magazine writer and Inten
sive in glculturallsl. who knows utl about
I cider und apples. After prowling about
. the Knot 01 chard ronie time agu he
I wrote to the Senator In New York to
"If you don't come home und look af
ter your trees they'll surely go to hell
llils year "
In leply Senator Hoot quoted the In
sti actions he hud given for the oatc of
Ihe orchard, and added
"While I am opposed to having inv
imps consumed I must siv that 1 do
like linked apple" '
j un Fifth avenue yesterday during
the fashionuble hour a group of men
'could ho seen In flout of the Public
1 l.lhinry closeh scrutinizing passereby
' and Jotting down notes on pads or note
books, Investigation revealed that they
Were tailors who hail selected that point
of vantage to examine the latest crea
tions of the world's leading dressmakers
us worn by women afoot or In pawing
carriages. And thus are Panic Fashion's
decrees promulgated to those who do
not older their gowns fiotn Worth oi
"If I met have occu.iion to want bank
notes that aiu crisp anil flesh I send
my wifo or my daughter to the bank
with my check." said a business man.
"Thnt's the ml wny I hae found of
Inducing a bank teller to hanri over
those precious new bills No matter
how large an account a man has at a
bank, or how great Is his Itnportunce,
he apparently Is not deserving of that
"A few days ago m wife and I
went to the hank together. .lust as the
teller win about to count out the money
for tne I asked my wifo how she wanted
i it That had immediate effect, for the
teller at once put nwj the old bill in
his hand ami passed out new ones"
MAY DOUBLE UP
THE GRAFT TRIALS
.liMire (ioff anil Sciilinpy Ait
Itnlli Kvpecleil lo
As soon a.- the consplrao inai nf ilie
four funnel Harlem Inspectors, which
Is to begin next Tuesday, is over Pis
trlrt Attorney Whitman Intends to take
up the rest of Hi.' Indictments In the
police i asps as f.i-, as the w.iv can
be ileareil for them. n
Tlie District Atiormv had another
conferchio with .Ini-ob llouss, ex-lawyer
for Policeman Ilugene Fox. at Hie Har
Association esterday afternoon IM
vvarri ,1 Newell, who was counsel for
Cieorge A. Slpp. ami Policeman I"o
A large amount of detail connected
with the Sipp bribery fund was brought
out, which the District Attorney hail
not known about definitely before. The
entile afternoon was spent n prepa
ration for the inspectors' 1 1 la I. After
the conference Mr Whitman went to
the home of Capt Thomas W Walsh, at
Maril.ton avenue ami I'Juth street, anri
went over the ground again with
In ordei to hurry Hie police trial
along it is expected that there will be
two branches of the Supremo Court sit
ting In the Criminal Courts Hullrilng
nfter Muv .1, so that two cases may be
cirrleri on at the same time Justice
doff comes back to Hip Criminal
liranch on May t, to continue tlie e
iraorrilnary term for which he was
designated last winter.
The present plan of tlie District At
tornev Is to ask the Appellate Division
to continue Justice Senium' term In
tho regular Criminal Hranch besides.
Whatever the outcome of the con
spiracy trial against the four Inspectors,
It Is the purpose of Mr. Whitman to
take up the bribery Indictments agalnsl
the four immediately, leading off with
one of the thirteen Indictments against
Sweeney, t'nless there Is n change In
plan Sweeney will be tried on one Indict
ment nfter another until he Is convicted
of a felony or the list of Indictments runs
with other police ofllclnls whom morn
with other police ofllclals whore more
than one indictment has been found,
A report was current yesterday that
John II. Stauchlleld might be brought
Into the case of the Inspectors for the
defence. His client, If hn Is brought In,
probably will be e--lnsiectnr .lames F
Thompson. Already retained in tho
same trial are (leorge Gordon llattle,
Francis h. Wellman and his partner,
Herbert Smythe, of Wellman, Gnoch &
Smythp, antl Abraham S, dilbert.
SPARKS FROM THE TELEGRAPH.
Miss Kute A. Itrennn, a New York mo.
dlte, pleaded not guilty with "leave H
withdraw" to two Indictments charging
her with the smuKKlhiK of kowih und wiik
released under 5,oo hull In Hoston yes
terriay, Jack Johnson, nenro pugilist, was fined
$1,000 In ChleiiRo yi-Hiiirilay on Indict,
incuts chin King him with HinuKKlhig Into
this country u necklace for his first while
wife, F.ttii Durycn. who committed But
ride, Tho necklace, valued nt 12,000, wns
Two perilous -were, killed, two others
perhaps fatally Injured and two morn cut
and hruliod by nn explosion of dynamite
which destroyed the home nt Michael
Petron near Itnlontown, Pa.. Tuesday
nlKht. The dead are Michael Petron, 36
years ''' apO Joseph Petron, it.
MISS LUCIE DODGE
SEEKS REST HERE
(iPlllllllllllllltPP 'of .lolni ltip-
low Who "DisiipppiiiTd" in
WKA 1MKI OF SCKMKTV 1,1 IT.
Cousin Denies Itciioi'l Slip I'lctl
lo Kseupe MiUT.viii"; mi '
Miss l.nele HlgPlow Podge I that is
the way she signed her declaration),
who agltateri her mother. Mrs. Lionel
finest, by disappearing In London sev
eral weeks ago, arrived last evening
by the Wliltn Star liner Oceanic from
Southampton. Shu was unattended on
the trip and wus met at the pier by
her aunt, MNs Lucy Hlgclow, daughter
of Hie late John Htgelow, and a yount;
man, who declined to give his unme.
but wiio is a cousin of Miss podge.
Theie was nothing in Miss podge's
appearance to Indicate Unit she was
disturbed mentallv She seemed In as
line spirits as she Is teported lo have
been on the trip. She pleferied to let
her cousin do the talking for her. Ho
said that Hie rumor published In de
spatches from London that she hud
left Hie other side because of her un
willingness to mairy an F.ngllsh society
man who hud been selected for her
by her mother wus untrue
Miss Podge, It was said, had wearied
of society life and "disappeared" for
a time to settle her overwrutiKlit nerves
Finally she decided to return to her
native lanri and spend u few weeks
or maybe months nnd get pel feet rest.
The story that Miss pmlge Intended to
adopt a .itngti career also wns denied
by Hie cousin. It was not denied that
.Mrs. (Suest had notified Scotland Yurd
of the disappearance of Miss Dodge
anri that detectives had traced her to
a boarding house in the theatrical rils
u let uf London.
Miss Dodge had a seat al the captain's
table on the Oceanic, and among those
with whom she talked at all meals ex
cept that coming up the Hay last eve
ning, when she secluded herself In the
cabin of a friend to avoid reporters,
weie Lord llawke and Henry Dudley
dresham Lev esnn-i lower, a famous
cricketer. Miss Dodge was one of the
most cheerful of tlie company at the
table anri she and Mr. Leveson-Uow er
formed a friendship, or cultivated one
already formed, that inspiieri the crick
eter to several enthusiastic outburst
of farewells on the pier.
Miss Dodges learned befoie nrtiving
at Quarantine that the ship news re
porters would board the liner there and
she expressed a dread of talking to them
that Induced her friends to lake cale of
her. Slip left her own stateroom. 41
and went to that of a friend.
Her absence from Hie last dinner at
the captain's table, which Hip skipper
himself never attends when bringing up
his ship, was a theme of regret by the
men voyagers at the table. Lord llawke
anri his friends sang; "Old King Syne"
with fervor at Ihe dinner anil plcdRpd
the health of the captain ami all who
were ut his table and all who could not
Miss Dodge will lesnle while In this
city at Hip olri honip of her granilfather.
John Hlgelow, 21 firamerey Park. She
has not muilo up her mind how long she
will stay here. Her cousin si id she had
come for a rest and ttiat ihe might stay
much longer than she originally had
RIVAL UNIONS SPLIT STRIKERS,
rleiiii I'eilerutloii rrU Mem
bership In I'ntrra
PvTKRSON, April 23 - The American
Federation of Iilior men who have
announced their determination to oi -ganlze
tlie silk weavers uf I'nterson with
a Mew to seeking a satisfactory way
out of the long winded strike troubles
got down to brass tacks to-day In their
tight against the I. W. W. bv begin
ning the work of taking strikers into
the fold. In order to make original
mi mbershlp anri desertion from the
I, W. W. ranks as easy anri attractive
as possible, John Golricn, president of
Iho Fnlted Textile Workers, exercised
his light in times of strikes of suspend
lug the initiation fee.
The first squad of iccrulls to Join the
union was made up of fifty silk work
ers, tho majority of whom did not hide
their eagerness to get bad; to work.
They signed up at the Labor Institute
in Van Hotiteu street, and Assemblyman
James Matthews, secretary of the
I'nited Trades and Uibor Council, made
It perfectly dear to Ihem what they
There were many oilier strikers who
visited the headquarters In search of
light and Matthews antl his associates
told them what the A. F, L. was stand
lug for and advised all who hesitated
"to go homo and sleep over It" before
making up their minds,
Those in charge of the recruiting
campaign emphasized the fact that
there could be no solution of the strike
difficulties us long as the I. W. W,
leaders were running things.
It is expected that there will lie a
rush of strlkprs to get aboard the A. F,
!. band wagon at tho Labor Institute
when tho books nro opened at o'clock
EXPOSITION BILL IS SIGNED.
Suiter Approve Ilelleiilesspn .Sun
day Opriilnir .Meiionre.
Ai.iiast, April '.'.I. Tlie Kravvley hill
appropriating K'.'iO.ikhi for New Vork State's
exhibit nt the I'nniunn-I'ndflo Imposition
nt San Francisco In mil wns sinned by Gov,
The Jackson bill, lelntlug In violation
of tho Department of Labor's reeulntlons
The Foley bill, also approved, estenris
the Jurisdiction of the Public Servico Com
mission lo lingKngu anri transfer companies,
Tho Fltitneraltr bill, which was signed,
oiithorlzes tho Justices of the. Appellate
Hlvislon of the Hupretiio Court, Urst De
partment, to appoint such Interpreters
as they deem necessary, Instoad of only
four, us at present.
(lo v. Suler will veto the nril hill, whllio
has passed the legislature anri which
repeals the Hums law prohibiting railroads
from build In if on tho narrovvest portion
of thn Albuny post road In WestchtxRtor
county, running throuuh llastiiiKH, Hohbs
Kerry, IrvlnitUin, Tarrytowii and North
Tarrytown. If he finds that It luterlores
with the proposed hishway trunk lino .
ImIho frnm llllffflln tl NAW 1 nrlf pltl'.
Thi Governor approver! Assemblyinntit.
Eisner's bill pormlt tfnur delicatessen slnren,
to bo opon on Sunday befoio 10 A, M, and
between i and 7.39 P. M. f
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$5. mid Says It Cols
$f for Mviiijr.
luvestiKatioiiH by a commillee or the
t'oiiHiiniei h' League inlowano conditions
under which women employees of the
Now York department, s.torcs work show
that the nveniRe weekly iuy is not more
t hail to mid that ti) is the least upon which
u self supporting woman can live de
cently, according to the annual report
of tho leaRiie. just published
Tho leaKllo's Investigators base their
cimteiitioiiH on what they have, learned
concerning '.".'5 saleswomen morn than
16 years of age, who have held 331 places
in stores of nil grades, including some
of thu liest in the city Thny prepared
chart showing that in the H.H cases
examined tlie following wages were
To II. or I'.' 3 per cent .under to weekly,
tods, or'.'ii 4 per cent , under 18: to 109. or
lit il per cent , under to 5o; to2ns, or02.S
per cent . under S', lo I2U. or 37 7 per cent
J nnd upward; io'.'8l, or Ml I per cent .
under t"c, to Oil or 1.1 9 per cent , ts or
more; to 31.1, or HI 3 per cent , under t9.
to l si, or 7 per cent , t'J nnd over
Tho committee found that chances fo,
ttdvnnccmcut in iIicho caesi were Hmal),
that department utoro employers openly
oxpro-iseil a preference for girli living
at home: that Mime advertised for Kales-
women, preferably those, llvintr at home.
anil that others have gone ho far an to j
tell applicants that uiiletw they live ut
honio or have other source nf innnmn !
thny cannot live honestly on the wages
firms are accustomed to nay
Classes of otnployees other tha" sales
women, the report says, fare even worse
than they in tho matter of wages A
census wjs tiiUen of 702 places such as
thosij of htock girlp, packers and cashiers,
and of these ,"is per cent paid less than
i'i and 712 per cent less than t7 All
tlio girls concerned hero were more than
P. ve.irs or age
The committee believes lli.it low w.iues
and the poor Hiving conditions which low
wages entail are responsible for the
llliillll uiivMll.lll Ul rouie gll.n 111 tiepan -
The problem of ventilating the stores
properly has not been solved, the report
,-iys. nnd very little has been done, in
spite of tlie agitation recently to prevent
tire and panic in department stores.
BEFRIENDED BIRD IN NEED.
None Moteil to Itelrnse Sparrnn Till
Olsrn Came Almis,
A sparrow caught by one wing In a
glrilur of the elevated structure at
KJfty-t.ec.ond street, Hrooklyn, attracted
the attention of a passerby late yester
day afternoon. Gradually a crowd col
lected, every one watching Intently the
pinioned bird's struggles to free itself,
As each train passed the sparrow flut
tered and Its tlulterings U-came more
and more feeble.
Then nlnng came Charley Olsen, car
penter and practical man, who lives at
335 Fifty-fifth street. Promptly h be
gan to mount the sleel upright near
the top of which tho sparrow now lay
still Olsen freed Its wing and let It
go, but tlie bird dropped to the street
punting. Then a boy closed It to his
breast, took it to a tree and put it
up among the branches, and the people
went on their way.
COURT HOUSE PLANS ON VIEW.
Public Mmy See Ihr W That Dnn'l
Picture a Itonnri BnlliHnar.
The 242 drawings nuhmltted In the
final competition for the new court
house will bo on exhibition this morn
Inft at the Fine Arts Building, 215 West
Visitors who were Invited to see the
drawings last night found what the ar
chitects there said were as ftno examples
of draughtsmanship as have ever been
put on public view in New York. They
marvelled nt the detail arid brilliancy
of the plans. The drawings covered the
walls of all four rooms where the Na
tlonnl Academy of Design holds Its ex
hibitions. The plans of Guy Lowell, who won
the competition, were 1n the place of
Honor. His round court houso faced
you ns you entered tho main hall.
Flanking them nnd extending through
out tho exhibition rooms were the
drawings of the twenty-one other ar
chitects who engaged Jn the competi
THEATRICAL MAN A SUICIDE.
amarl Drssaoer Despondent Over
Siunue'l Dessuuer, theutrlcnl manager
and former advance agent for the Colum
bia. Amusement Company, Mhot and killed
himself yesterday In his apartment ut B51
West 178th street.
He excused himself from luncheon and
Ids daughter Fannin and a friend, Inss
'Campbell, heard a shot In a front room.
D-spondcney oter business was the cause
sivrlb'd by his dnUEbtsr,
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world. Unceasing energy, dynamic force of
faith and will, even the prophetic vision, all arc to lie
found in this remarkable book " The Bellman.
"One of those rare novels which seize the reader s
interest on the opening page and engage it more
and more deeply as the narrative proceeds."
BY THE SAME AUTHOR
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MACMILLAN COMPANY, New York
AUTO AMBULANCE RUNS AWAY.
Muall Hoy Badly Injured I'm lent
and Hurler I nhurt.
The new automobile ambulance of tho
Harlem Hospital Marled of itself yester
day without driver Nicholas Nicola.
There was nn Injured man inolde und
u doctor hanging on liehlud who knew
nothing iihout automobile.".
On the aldewalk ut 104th street the
runaway hit three-year-old JiunesBai ry,
who was taken into his home nt 10H
Kast 104th street badly Injured. Then
Ihe car turned through 104th street
to Third avenue and was making for
an elevated pillar when .lames Lynch
of 121 Kast 108th street Jumped on tlie
running hoard and Mopped It,
wThe ambulance had come In tlie tegu
lar way lo I'Xlnglou avenue und 103d
street, where .lames Cat-dolt, 41 years
old, of 32 Thompson street, had heeu
budly Injured by n premature blast He
was put Inside und the machine started.
Dr. Cohan thought everything wns all
right until he passed tlie driver stand
ins on the ground with his hack turned.
SUBWAY DOOR VICTIM
GETS $30,000 VERDICT
Wits rmi&flit l.v ('en Ire
Sliili- Wliilp KiiIit
irjj; a Car.
, ining woman who ha." becomn a
1 helpless Invalid because a subway guard
j closed a centre door its she was enter
ing a car sat in a witness chair hefnre.
Supreme Court Justice Donnelly and a
Jury yesterday and showed no feeling
when her attorney pricked her flesh
with a pin to show that her nerves
were dead. The Jury also saw a gash
cut in her hand and no hlood Mowed
After heing out onlv a tew minutes
1 ,u,v ouglil in a verdict for $30 000
ii.. uer frtvor
In her favor
The plaintiff was Miss Mabel Noar,
a trained nurse. She- was changing
from a subway local to an express at
Ihe Grand Central Station on March
I 2S. 1011, when a centre door was closed
Ion her. Her arm was caught in the
door and her head was thrown against
Hie steel partition at the entrance.
She found a seat and wns in a semi
conscious condition until the train
reached the end of Ihe line, where she
was found to be in need of medical
For a long time afterward Miss Xoar
was a pallent in the Fnrdham Hospital
und was then sent to Ilellevue. Later
she was removed to the City nnd Metro
politan hospitals on lllaekwell's Island
us a chronic invalid. Her case attracted
the attention of medical men and the
visiting surgeons at the city hospitals
sent her to the Hospital for Deformities
and Joint Diseases und to the Neurological
Hospital In an effort to find aid for her.
Finally she went to tlio lironx Sani
tarium, where she Is a patient now
Miss No.ir'8 attorney called Dr. Smith
Ely .lelllffe, a nerve specialist, as her
chief witness and Dr. JeltlfTe told of
many experiments hy surgeons to Und
u nerve In her body that was still
sensitive. Pin pricks and hot water
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A Standard Safe
First mortgages on Improved
real estate have been a standard
safe investment for centuries.
Dividing up such a mortgage
into an issue of First Mortgage
Bonds does not lessen the safety
of the mortgage, and makes it
available for sums of any site.
We offer first mortgage real
estate bonds secured by the
highest class of improved city
property, in denominations of
$100, $500. $1,000 and $5,000,
netting 5,S to 6 per cent
CU trwrittft Cinwim S. to?
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status buiidm, cms mmj. si
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I Tlpkm lUotor 1Mb
brought no response and It was fnuiM
that she was not nffected hy nn.ies
thetlcs. Her loss nf the sense of feellnc
had brought on a hysterical delirium
Or .lelllffe said, nnd there was no hope
for her recovery
The young woman Is unable lo walk
without help. She reclined on a benth
while waiting to be called yesterdin
and while testifying she had lo he held
In the witness chair. About all Mi.
Nonr could say wns:
"Tlie door shut on my head w 'h
a terrible crash. (1od help me' T.iK"
me away. Oh, that I have to suffc
this way! My head' My head'"
Counsel for the Interhorough souk
to prove that Miss Nonr's condition i
not line 'entirely to her accident
BRADLEY MARTIN'S BODY HERE
U lilon anil Kreilerlek Townnrna
Mllrlln .rrlvr From Abronil,
Among the passenger by the .N'or'h
Gentian Llojd liner Kais, r Wllhelm II
In yesterduv from Hremen. Southamp
ton und Cherbotiig, were Mrs. Mr.ullei
Martin and Frederick Townseml Mat
tin, accompanying the body of Mr,nJ.et
Martin, who died abroad
Other passengers were Count Hern
storff, YV. M. Van Nordeii. who said Me
hud retired from business and could no
discuss financial anil other condition'
International or otherwise, Haron aii'l
Harmless Jlorenilz. Cyrus H. Woods
American Minister to Portugal. Mrs
De Lancy Kune, W. H. McClurc. John
A. McVlckar, Mme. an Swlnderen. W
Rudolph Kip and MuJor Otto Ibi
precht. Sttiins Withdraw lilt ore Mill.
Hy the consent of both parties SuiTiei'
Court Justice Putnam In Itrookl.tn sic""t
nn order yesterday permitting tin- ili
continuance of a suit for absolute di
vorce brought hy Mrs. Mabel I, f-ttsn
ngalnst Klngsley Swan, ii promlli'iit club
mini. Counsel for Mrs. Swan denied tlwt
there hud been a reconciliation.
Seriilmiinian Leaves .'iO,ooo.
MlNfoi.A, 1 I, April 23 .Mrs JUtiM"
Wynne, a negress, who wns a wn.linuidn
nnd scrubwoman Ht Oyster H.iv. left an
estate of more than fSO.ofln, areorilitic lo
nn appraisal lllcd heie to-ilat.