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THE SUN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1914.
ANOTHER HOLDUP IN
THE NEW HAVEN CASE
JSoston mid Maine, Htoek (Can
not Ho Sold Without TiCirls-
lativc Approval. i
JOKEH" IN THE CHANTER
Effort Will lie Jlmlo to Have It
Repealed No Vrojjress
ASlllOTON, Feb, 27. The negotia
tions on the New Haven dissolution plan
ut the Department of Justice were
brought to n coinpleto halt to-day by the
discovery of a Joker In the charter of the
Jloston Holding Company, throuKli which!
tv Now Haven controls the Hoslon and
It was found tha't the charter will have
to be amended by the Massachusetts Leg
lilaturo before any satisfactory plan for1
the disposal of the lloston and Maine can '
be fixed upon. This throws an unexpected
oWaclc In the wny of the negotiations '
und strong doubt U being expressed as to 1
whether or not there can lw nny settle- ,
mtnt with the Federal Government out of 1
To-day's conference ended without any
appreciable progress having been nuiilo
toward an agreement on the time to be 1
allowed for the sale of the Uoton und
Maine by a board of five trustees.
It Is virtually certain as a result of tho I
ciay's developments that no agreement will 1
be consummated between the Government j
nnd the New Haven for 11 month or more. I
even If either side shows willingness to
eomprumlso on the time limitation fea
ture. The negotiations were resumed to-day
with tho Attorney-General and his asso- ,
elates by Moorileld Storey and Walker D. '
Hlnes of tho New Haven countct and
iieorge W. Anderson of the MiijMachusctts
Public Service Commlmbin, despite the '
deadlock which wan reported before '
Chairman KUIott's departure yesterday.
B-foro leaving for New York Mr. .
Jllllott delivered an ultimatum to Mr.
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not agreu upon a briefer period than five
jrH for the dlsioal of the Boston and
Maine stuck nor upon the terms of tho
tentative provisions adopted two weeks
atro for the recognition of the right of
the State of MinMarlitiFctts to acquire con
trol of the liostou arid Maine at uny time
curing the trusteeship period.
Want thr Charter Khiiirnl,
u examination of the Boston Holding
Company's cluirttr disclosed the provision
that any sala of stock of the lkiston and
Maine by the holding company must be
approved by the State.
The Boston and .Maine originally was
owned by the State of Massachusetts. The
H ton Holding Company was created by
State In order that the Nov Haven's
.iritrol of the road might have 11 legal
ttatus. The State Ht the time of the char
'ir'ng of the holding company resemd
the' right to re.icpilre ownership of tho
JKiI aril the right to approve sales of
Hocks as well.
The Attorney-General and nil parties In
.1 confercneo recognized Immediately
.t'r- the provision was read tint It would
V Inadvisable for the trustre.-i to attempt
dlsiKisa of the llcntoti Maine In
fct clicuinbtances. It would 1j necessary
i.ccordlng to tho charter provision for
evety sale of stock, however smsll, to be
submitted to tho legislature for rutlrtca
.ion. Tii Seek a Repeal,
It wiis decided to suspend the confer
ence until an attempt had lieen made to
rrmov the objectionable proviso from the
Hot"n Holding Company's charter. Pub
".0 Utilities Commissioner Anderon left
far Boston to-night to confer with Gov.
N iljh on ways and means to get a repenl
i.f this provision.
Messrs. Hires and Storey Informed the
Attorney-General that they would lay the
situation In regard to the Boston Holding
Company's charter btforv tho New Haven
director! at the meeting In New York
next Tuesday anJ that an effort would
then be made to find a suitable plan to
'leu. ulth that situation.
At the conference the Government sub
mitted u compromise proposal for the time
Imitation on the Boston and Maine
rastecshlp, which was rejected by the rep--eentatlves
of the New Haven. The Gov
ernment proposed that the trustees be In
structed to dispose of the Boston nnd
Maine stock by April 1. 191S. If It were
ponlble to do this advantageously, with
the understanding that more lime would
! grunted by tho Government If tho two
7car period proved Inadequate.
The New Haven's representatives In
sisted upon tho full five year period de
mnded In Chairman KUIott's ultimatum.
Till demand was again rejected by the
No agnement was reached on the three
trustees to be named In addition to ex
C'.Ief Justice Knowltoti of the Supreme
Court of Massachusetts und City Solicitor
j)aierty of Sprlngtleld. This matter will
Je dlicusjed at the directors' meeting In
New York next week.
No arrangementu have been made for
t.'.e ne:;t meeting of the Attorney-General
. r.J CXilrman KillotL It is assumed that
i :oiiftrence will follow the directors'
ATTACKS MELLEN'S ARREST.
It LrcalKy (tnratlnaed at Opening
of Hla Trial.
Br.tDOEroaT, Conn., Feb. 27. Homer 8. !
Oimmlngs of Stamford, counsel for Charles
S. Mellen. ex-presldent of tho New Haven
railroad, attacked tho Jurisdiction of the
ourt to-day at the opening of the trial of
Mr, Mellen on the charge of manslaughter
u the result of Urn wreck of the Spring
tiJld express at Westort In October, 1913.
In appearing for Mr. Mellen Mr. Cum
Mings wait assisted by l J. Nickerson
of Cornwall, W. If. Hoardinun und K. D.
Uowers of Hrldgeport. State's Attor
i."y Judson niu unnsslsteel In tho
case. Thd court room wass crowded.
The anumaiit began with the readln
of tho plea, which took exception to
the arrest of Mr. Mellen on a bench war
rant Issued by Judge Greene on
May 1, 1913. The principal objection
wan raised ukpn Article 1, section 8. of
the Constitution of Connecticut. That
fection of the Htate Conitltutlon reads:
"The people ahull be secure In their
persons, houses, papers and iossesalonii
from unreasonable searches or aeliuro and
no warrant to search any place or to selxe
any ptruon or thing shall Issue without
describing them as nearly us may be, nor
without probable csuso supported by
Mr. Cummlngs said that Mr. Mellen was
charged with manslaughter In the killing
uf a nsrann In I lie wrack ct Wcstport lllld
the question r.rose whether or not Mr.,
-irlln had been legally arrestea.
Mr. Cummlngs then referred to th
wreck end the deaths In It, the Inquiry
by Coroner l'htlan, the arrant of certain
officials, the postponement of their IrlaU
and finally the nolle of the complaints
except one against Mr, Malum. '
Mate's Attorney Judsen characterised
the assertions of Mr. Cummlngs as false
and an iatult to Judge flmu.
SOB RESTAURANT FOR A MEAL.
Two Mclionlhnra Took Kverythla
rrom Moan tn. Clears.
Two schoolboys were picked up In Ho
boken yesterday by detectives who saw
them handing out clgarH to friends. Tim
hoys vie Charles Gallagher, II years'
old. of S07 Willow avenue, mid Kdwurd i
Hlley. 12 years ol.l. of 414 Grand street.:
Till! buVH Confessed Hint Kiev 1.4,1
broken Into -the restaurant of Ocorgo
Doyle ut 20? Washington street mill
stolen the cigars. They also confessed
that they bnil made soup, cooked steaks
and chops 11 1 nl fried potatoes and en
joyed 11 Rood inenl before leaving tho'
place about 2 o'clock In the morning.
llccordcr McOovcni hell the boys Tor ,
arraignment In the Juvenile Court
MR8. WILSON HEARS MARY ANTIN
Uoethnla la Dinner (Jurat
General and Mrs. Mharpe.
Washington, Feb. 27. Mrs. Wilson
and Miss Klranor Wilson with a party
of friends occupied 11 1kx nt tho Columbia
Theatre thlq afternoon at the Jecturu of
Mary Antln on "The llesponslblllty of
AmnrtitiiM I 'tttmit.ht,t '
Gen. and Mrs. Henry O. BhtirjM weroimerco "''' criticism of the pending
dinner hosts this evening In honor ut nnll-trust bills, nnd told them of many
Col. Guetlinls, Uovernor uf Panama, who Mans In both measures. His remarks
was a classmate of the host Wl,r t.ontmmce of the discussion he
ahdr JltlA C "J", y-terd.y before the committee as
ork for n short stay, Mr. and Mrs.
Hltt came up from their home In Vir
ginia a few days ago to be guests of
Mr. Hltt's mother.
PRICE FIXING PLAN FOR
TRADE MARK ARTICLES
Bill Authorizing an Old System
Introduced in House' ly
WamiINUYun', Feb. 2T. A bill designed
to ermlt manufacturers and retail dealers
to fix prices on trade marked or special
brand articles, approved by officers of
tho Fair Trade I..igue, has been Intro
duced In the House of HeprcKentntlves by
llepresentutive Stevens of New Hamp
shire, a lemciat.
The men-sure Is Intended t permit tho
resumption of u trade practice that was
in vajue In the United States until court
decisions were handed down holding that
such contracts were In restraint of trade
and therefore In violation of the Sherman
The Stevins bill was referred to the
Committee on Interstate und Foreign
Commerce, which will hold hearings on It
later In th
e session for the benefit of I
the Fair Trade I.eaguo and
officers of the Fair Trade I.eaguo
Th- hill oerinlls th sale of articles
manuraciureu wun traue mnriss or special
brands imdt.r contracts prescribing the!
uniform prices at which such articles shall , sion should be permitted to ray In ad
be sold. However, uniform price IWIhg. vance that the Government would not oli
os iMiucaicu, is iMiujeticu iu i-umiiiiunt. ;
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It N provided that trade marked or commission when It thought u corpora
special brand nrtlcles may be sold nt tlon was violating the law to Investigate
uniform prices In casts where such com- mid call abuses to the attention of tho I
modltlcs nr.- not controlled by a monopoly. 1 corporations and suggest chHUges.
It Is also provided that manufacturers ,
who take advantage of the taw shall affix , Itefruds Hnteriiile Combine. ,
lO eacil iirilCie or Hie UCKIIKe I-UIIUUIIIIIK I
It the price prescribed by the vender nt I
the time of delivery,
The bill further provides that dealers
oiieratlng under the proposed rrlee fixing
law shall tile In the bureau of corpora
tions 11 statement Kettlng forth a trade
mark or special brand article owned or
claimed and the prion tlxed on It nnd pay
at the same time a registration fee of
Dealers may depart from the uniform
prices named In their schedules In cne
they are cloving out bus.liu.o.4 or If the
goods become damaged, but before in.uk
J); in tH lrVVIIIV lllllKT-'Wtt,!'-"l.;niiii-
the commodities for sale to the person
from whom they were purchased.
A formidable movement haM been
started among these men with a view of
Inducing Congress to modify the Sherman
law. as It has been Interpreted by the
courts, so as to authorlre price tlxlng by
contract on patented, trade marked and
special brand articles. Tills sentiment Is
reflected 111 bills such aa that offered by
Mr. Stevens and another presented earlier
In the week by ltepresentatlvc Meti of
The subject has been discussed at pub
lic hearings beore the Houfe committees
having the Administration anti-trust bills
under consideration. Republican and
Democratic members have Indicated that
they nre opposed to a general price fixing
law, although opposition haB been voiced
sreclrically ngnlnst the principle enu
merated In the Stevens bill.
4 ISLAND GRAFT INDICTMENTS.
May Grand Jnr- llllla C'hararr Vrr
Jury and Conspiracy.
The May Grand Jury, of which Kieklel
C. M. Itand Is foreman, which has heard
much evidence concerning graft on Illack
well's Island, yesterday ordered three In
dictments for perjury and one for con
spiracy. They will report next Wednesday
to Justice Seabury when the Indictments
will be handed up.
Many witnesses were called to prove
thnt tho materials used In the mmufac
tuilng departments of tho Island were
bought at double the market price. In
the brush and broom departments particu
larly was this shown to be true.
Warden Hayes of the penitentiary was
a witness before the Grand Jur aeveral
times arid several manufacturera of sup
plies were also heard. They ull waived
Immunity when called.
Assistant District Attorney Du Vlvler.
who has been handl.ng me ei-nirnco ue
fore thu Grand Jury, would not Indicate
who would be Indicted.
J. PARKER WHITNEY INDICTED.
He la Avrnard nf Violating the
White Slave" Aft.
kk FkanciiJcm. Feb. 27. Tho Federal
Grand Jury Indicted J. I'arker Whitney,
a wealthy society man, on three counts to
day for alleged violation of tho Mann
"white slave" act. Ho Is accused of having
brought Miss Genevlevo Hannah to San
Francisco for Immoral purposes.
Whitney exhibited to tint Grand Jury
letterH from Miss Huniiun. by which he
Intended to show that he held out 110
matrimonial promises to her when she
accompanied him from New York on n
trip across tho country.
Miss Illinium, who says she lives In
New York, baa left here for Chicago by
way of Now Orleans.
GANG MAKES WOMAN CAPTIVE.
Tm Arreat-rrt After Jhe Telia Xtnrjr
As Mis. Bertha Itelch, 21 years old, of
73 Sixth street, was passing 632 Sixth
street, near Avenue W, at 9 :S0 o'clock last
night a man grabbed her from behind, she
says, stuffed u liunilkerchlef Into her
mouth, dragged her Into the house und
carried her up a flight of stairs to a
room, whete he and three other men mal
After the young woman escaped from
the house she told her story to I'ollcenmn
Croughsn. who climbed tho slnlm of No.
613 with her. In tho room were two men,
who were arrested after Mrs. Itelch bad
Identified them. They described them
selves us Hurry Glaser. 28 years old, a
driver, and Mori Is Aimer, 3(5 years old, an
tipliolsteror, both of that nddrer..
Mrs. Itelch becamo hysterical ut the
Fifth street station. She lino a husband
In Uernmny.,. Up to Thurmlny, ho said
hn had beun uniuloved us n domestic
1 by Duvld Kcusler; an uctor, ut 17 Living -
jston street, llrooklyn,
FINDS A FEW FLAWS
IN ANTI-TRUST BILLS
(' V. MntllVmi nf XnV Ylll'k
,IH'"' "so" 01 1e" 1,,lK
Criticises 1'rohibitiou of
li t'lL' V I il'ti i
llr.r Ti Ifhli 1
l'resilcnt of Wisconsin Uni
versity Says They're Inevi
table and Hcticficial.
Washington-, Feb. 27, Charles F,
MathewEon of New York addressed the
Senate Committee on Interstato Com-
a representative of the Chambers of Com
I m'erce of the United States.
"The, section prohibiting discrimination
In price to Injure a competitor," said Mr.
I Matbewsou, "Is Inadvisable, because It
will destroy competition. The provision
that mine owners must sell to the public
without discrimination virtually makes a
putdlc utility of mines. This Is Illegal,
and, even If it were legal. It Is Inadvisa
ble, It would prevent railroad, for ex
ample, from providing themselves, through
holding companies, with their supplies.
Will Weaken Mieriiinii l.aro.
'The bill attempting to dctltie vurlous j
nets that shall be held to constltuto li
lt gal combinations In restraint of trade
will weaken the Sherman law. Already
the Supreme Court of the United States
has saved th Sherman net from being
unconstitutional by holding that It up-)
jiIUm only to combinations that uttinipti
to create monopolies. The bill prohibiting j
Interlocking directorates does not suit the
ChatnUTM of Commerce of tho United J
Stntcs. The prohibition should apply only
to cases where there are direct business
relations umoiig the Involved corpora
tions. There li great evil In the unre
stricted permission of corporations to
in ui, ii, .In ltiiiTlocklm; d reetorates. but i
the disadvantages are equally great In
prohibiting lhm absolutely." ;
Mr. Mathewson gave his views on the .
subject of u trade commission uiai wouni i
enrrv out l'resldeut Wilson's Mean of
wnat son m oomj iw ouuu... uv. ,
said he could not advise that a commls.
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IJIUVCrnilJ ML 1 lf,Ulirill wmi inv ituinni-
te tho MkIi cont of llvln wn due an j
much to cooperative assoolat'onr. between
organizations ami Individuals as to the
great combinations of capital to which
public attention nnd proposed legislation
are generally directed. Th general sit
uation. In his opinion, should be met In
stead of merely permitting the Attorney
General to pick out for prosecution such
conspiration as have hrcott.o
Ills argument in favor of the necessity
niuiui. wi .vj
In modern Industrial development were
along the lines of those he presented a
fortnlght ago to the House Committee on , along mat tne Charges against him would
the Judiciary that cooperation Is luevlta- he but the first disclosure In a widespread
hie and will develop In spite of laws. The scandal.
tendencies of prices under cooperative In-
dustrlal development, he said, were to- GARRISON EXPLAINS ACTION.
ward a generally lower and certainly a,
fairer average In so far as the consumer
was concerned. . Siija He Didn't Mean to Control
It was explained by Chairman Newlands ....!. .
that the bills to amend the Sherman act 1 -our a lll.rrnl.....
In regard to what shall constitute unfair I Wasiu.voton, Feb. 2T. Secretary Gar
competition were being framed as nn Ad- 1 rlson sent to Major-Gen. Harry to-day the
ministration measure, and that personally
he bellevivl the Sherman act should
be amended In this respect.
CORPORATION LICENSE BILL.
Vel.oii Would Put Then, t'nder Her-1
relary of Commerce.
Washington, Feb. 17. Senator Knuto
Nelson, author of the law creating the
Deti.irtmetit of Commence. ntrodurvil n
bill in the Senate to-day requiring all cor
tior.'itlons engaged in interstate commerce
which are not now subject to regulation.
by the Interstate Commerce Commission
to get a license fiom the Secretary of
The bill proposes to give to the Secre
tary of Commerce complete control over
corporations, not common carriers, that
engage In Interstate commerce. It re
quires every corporation now engaged In
such commerce to make written applica
tion for a license within three months
after the passage of the act, and In
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ntentH of capitalization, amount of blocks
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plete disclosure, of Its business affairs.
The Secretary of Commrrcu may use his
discretion ur to the Issuance of a license.
an,i if a llo use lie Issued It may bj re
yoked at any time. He is authorized to
prevent unlicensed corporations from en
gaging In Interstate commerce by apply
ing for writs of Injunction from thu Fed
Corporations operating under a license
from the Secretary of Commerce will not
liavo the privilege of owning stocks or
bonds In other corporations. The bill
requires all licensed corporations to keep
not only a "directors' book " but also a
"stockholders' book," each rf which Is to
disclose thu details of any meetings und
to be accessible at all times to tho shale
holders, boudholdeiH, and In fact to thu
Tho bill Blves tho Secrctaiy of Com
merce authority to tcqulie u complete
disclosure of the affairs of licensed cor
porations at ull limes. He Is required to
TVT 'f Sm'nm-i of SeUon'Tcr
at the beginning of each bessloii of Con-
WHIPPED IN HOME, SHE SAYS.
Men Held Her, Mhe Telia New Jyrmry
TiiUHTON, N. J Feb. 27. An nffldaylt
of Amelia D. Jtumlls of S2 Gennaiila live
nue, North Hudson, formerly ull Imnute
of tho State Home for Girls, wus pre
sented to Gov. Fielder's Investigating com
mittee to-day, setting forth that while at
the homo she had been held by 11 carpen
ter and a farm bund, while Mrs. KlU.i
beth V, II. Mnnsell, superintendent of the
Institution, bent her with a strap until
she woe unable tv walk to her loom with
Amelia, who Is now morn than IS years
old, was rummlted to the homo In De
cember, 1911, by Judge Cnrr.
Mr.t. Mausell denied tho charges.
Notwithstanding th: fact that between
120 and 130 girls lira housed In tho main
building at the home, which lias been pro
nounced a tiro trap, tho matron of tho
building Icstltlod that until recently no
I llro drills hud been coiiiluvttil thoro. lit
1 other buildings there never hud been fire
SATS WIFE DROVE HIM OUT.
W. II. Cootldire Attrlbntea Ilia l)e-
aertlon to a He volt rr In Iter llaad.
William II. Coolldge of Stockholm, N. J.,
a former member of tho New Vork .Stock
Exchange, replying to the charges of his
wife, Mr. Jacques T, Coolldge. ut J 06
terday's trial before Advisory Master H00
In tho Jersey City Chancery Chambers,
denied that ho was guilty of desertion,
but alleged that ho was driven from his
home by his wife ut tho point of n re
volver. They were living at tho tlmo nt
280 Harrison avenue, Jersey City, whuru
Mrs. Coolldge makes her homo,
ra' Coolldge told tho court who could
not remember when she wa marrlod.
Iter counsel helped her out by producing
thu wedding certificate showing that It
was on January 2S, 1H9S. The separation
occurred on January 24, 1911.
Mr. Coolldge, besides charging cruel
treatment, named two corespondents,
Oscar Stern nnd Kdwnrd Kcniiody, both
of whom live In Jersey City. Decision
HEALER DIES IN HOSPITAL.
Christian .Scientist Doctor Taken to
Mis. Dehorn C, Folk of 1320 Dean
street, Brooklyn, widow of Jesse K. Folk.
died on Wednesday of apoplexy In the
Jewish Hospital In that borough. Shu had
been 11 piactltloncr of Christian Science In
Brooklyn for twer.'y-llve ycurs nnd was one
or Mrs. Kddy's first followers.
Mrs. Folk was stricken on an elevated
train a week uro nhd was taken uncon
scious to the hospital. She received medi
cal treatment, but tno or three of her
Christian Science associates were fre
iUeutly at her bedside.
The funeral sen lees will be conducted
to-day by First Header Albert Gllmoro
of tho First Church of Christ.
ORDER OF PUBLICITY
HALTS KOEHLER TRIAL
Hidden Force, Firhtinj Spot
light, Gets Postponement liy
Appeal of Garrison's Order.
I would buy their own cars or walk. ,
NKW IaiNPON, Conn., Feb. 2". The! Mr. Illra's Ferienl Hope.
court-martial of Major Benjamin M. Koeh-J "I ,,m one of those," said Mr. Dies,
ler has been thrown Into confusion and 1 "who fervently hope ajrl pray that the
tho scandal so far attending It haB been' tlh-' "I" come when this will he the slm
heightened by the departure for the ''lc: '""k"! unostentatious republic of our
Bhlllpplnes of Major-Gen. Thomas H
Harry, commaudllig the Department of the 1
in . Marry . who ordered u secret court-
martial, had left Governors Island only
a few hours. It is said here, when an order
rmnn fmm S!erf n rv f Vr rlfii-rl.nn ,1m.
cinr,K lna Koehler trial
open to the
Tne order had hardly reached Fort ;
Terrv. iin Plum l1nii,i. wiiee,. the t rial 1
"-it... ,.ir..i u. n ,im.., fmm If
""' "'-'rioi, when an appeal rrom it was
telegraphed back to Washington. Col.
Henry Klrby, president of the military
court, would not say whether or not he.
was the one who appealed against pub
licity In the case.
Some one opposed to such publicity then
secured 11 postponement of the trial. No
session was held to-day, and It Is uncer
tain when the court ulll reconvene
for New York from Now
niMii. mm ue..., vu ... e, n no m
avt'jg. rrom the fort comes the story
that Major Koehler challenged him as a
member of the court, as un defendant In a
civil court may challenge a Juror.
The Intention to transfer tho nun of,
Kort Terry Is attributed t 11 l. slro to
ciean out ir.e ion ana enu unmoral con-.
dltlons sc.ld lung to have existed there,
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It was because of cotnlltlons of life at
the fort that tho trouble concerning Major j
Koehler nrose. It has been expevted all j
I following message of Instructions to the
court in inu case 01 .najor Koenier:
"In responso to court's riquest for In
structions my attltuile is as follows, Hav-
..-1. 111.11 i..-.. ii.i I..C ym raw an-
I thorlty (Gen. Harry) had ordered tho .ilal
I In hrlvntc.I directed that th. telnl h.. milt.
"c ,or , ,h.a l'"G-e of vacating the order
for private trial and not for purpose of
controlling the discretion of the court In
, "l"'11 any motion of th accused
re'I.V,,-.",'n th "-elusion of spectators.
' i.-i " "ie cuuri suouiu
act as Its own discretion leads It ,0 ac,
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JUBlltU ttlll tU(lll.t-ll tiy lilt. CAIIUSUM)
of spectators courts-mnrtlal should be
This telegram was In reply to 11 mes
sage from the court reminding the Secre
tary of certain decisions In I'nlted States
military law providing that the court
might close the doors If the charges In
volved scandalous conduct.
The court also forwarded the request of
tho accused, Major Koehler, that the pub-
I lie be excluded. The War Department.
, therefore, held that the Sec.ctary had no
right to deprive the court of Jurisdiction In 1
t considering the motion of the accused for ,
foro be left to the discretion of tho court.
It Is expected that the court will decide
this question at the meeting to-morrow.
The adjournment nf court to-day was
because of the question raised by Koeh
ler's request for secrecy.
MAGISTRATES IGNORE MAYOR.
I'nt Aside Ilia Suuiiestlon That Only
Lntvere lie Made t hief Clerks.
Tho Hoard of City Magistrate of tho
Second dlrtrlct. composed of Kings and
QueelMi countiew, liave Ignored tho sug
gestion of Mayor Mltchel that only law
yers be appointed lis chief clejrka of lbs
Magistrate' courtu and the nine chief
clerks In that district wboae offices, be
camo vacant on tho first of tho yoar
were reappointed yesterday.
Chief Maglstnite Otto Kempler culled
the meeting to order In his office at 44
Court street, llrooklyn, Tho committee
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clurks In the churlflod nervine. Tho re-
lort concluded with the recommendation
that tho nine chief chirks bo rivipiolntcd.
Magistrate, Ilylau nominated Lawrence
J, Carrol as chief clerk In tho placo of
John C. McKeon. Carroll got only one
Whltn the jiuv-tlnir was In nrocress
telephone message was received from tho!..,..
..mi.... r....... i...t..vi .,ul.l.,.r l,..t l 1. 'asi
mum III .nnwt .tint.iit-1 .wilt, tin ... 1, trv
adjourned and Magistrate Reynolds moved
that tho Ailing of vacancies bo put over
for u week. Tho voting resulted In n
lie, 7 lo Then Magletrato McGuln
who hud not voted, asked to bo recorded
as opposed to adjournment, Thu nom
inations were then contlrmod.
Paul A. Doimolly, clerk of tho Domestic
Relations Court, Is tho only lawyer among I
the 11I110 chief clerks,
Railroad llenda at Kmployeea' Hall.
President II. 11. Thomas of the Lehigh
Valley ltallroud, VIce-Prosldcts J. A. Mid
dleton, T. N. JarvlH and U D. Smith met
freight station agents nnd pier employee.-!
at u bull given by tho latter at tho
Amsterdam Opera House Inst night. All
tho Important otllclals of the road were
siueits. Thorn were more that) 600 danc
ers on the floor,
TEXAS ORATORS PROP
UP FALLING REPUBLIC
J)Jeg nw( SlnVllctl RniTC Atrilitlst
1 ,L0 m,V'"" "r- inint-
Cars and Society,
EVEN HKYAN IS RUBBED
Country Goinp to Dcmnition
Bow-wows and It's Time
to Call Halt.
WAsntNOTON, Feb. 27. Two members
of the Texas delegation cut loose In the
House to-day and made the rafters ring
with their cries of rsgc over tho way
things tiro now drifting In the republic.
They depiecated social activities In the
1 army, the navy und elsewhere ojid Insisted
that unless present tendenclin were
checked tho country would go to the dem
nltlon bowwows. llepresentutive Dies nnd
ltepresentatlvc Slayden were the Texas
orators who disported themselves.
I'tery time a pension bill Is mentioned
In Mr, Dles's presence lie smarts with
nngerj every tlmo Mr. Slnydcn Is told
that 1111 American army or navy ofliccr
or all American diplomat has come In con
tact with a King or other foreign potentate
he emits a howl of indignation. Itiuik,
social and otherwise. Is the pet aversion
of Mr. Slayden.
A pension bill was brought up In the
House to-day. In the cuursu of the de
bate some one mentioned In paislng that
the Secretary of the Navy wanted six
Vfce-Admlrals created and that thu Secre
tary of War had recommended that tho
rank of Lleuteuant-General be restored In
Representative Dies nnd Slayden at
oncu plunged Into the dlscusrlon. Mr.
Dies deplored the weakness of Govern
ment otllclals for uutomoblles. If he had
his way about It Government officials 1
I fathTi. 1 bollevc all effort to cony ix-
tMVirilllfi'a tit tlut intii.i.k.. ..t a.... .
Una are the sure and never fulllnir siens
of di-cay In this republic."
A few minutes buoro Iteprescntathe
Slayden had declared that the navy
wanted six Vlce-Admlrals merely for social
"I tlnd from the discussion of this vlce
adinlrnl measure In another body (the
Senate) that we nre in a sad dilemma be-
'e liave no Vlce-Admlralb In this
country," said .Mr. Dies. "That actually
tiui itvuj aim iai.: ins linen
visiting abroad and entei talnlng princes
and potentate at our expense und break
ing clitmpngnu bottlrN for their entertain
ti.ent are In a bad tlx because we do not
lia any Vlce-Admlrals to get around
ahead of any other functionaries when the
punchbowls are opened.
"Therefore It l iiecesuiry th(t
should have Vlce-Admlrals so that when
wm noMiave to f 0,' tlio
rrnnce ami so on.
yMrT now Hepresentutlvo Trlbble of
ijcorgla, who also views royalty with
-oid wo iav UIl). vice-Admirals when
w. defeated Spain T' asked Mr. Trlbbl-
"Oh." replied Hie .re.-tHile Tm.r "vo,.
do noi iie.i Vicu-AitinlmU ami if.-..
cnampagne in a contest upon the Held or
on the sen In behalf of the (lag and
m - niv ('tlfl tttll
liberties of the couritrv. A man nn flt.hf
as well being the Captain of a ship as If
hu were four hundred times an Admiral
of a esel, What they are anxious to
get It for Is that they themselves and
their families may take social rank in
the courta of the capitals of Kurope."
Mr. Dies returned to the automobile
question ind denounced the Secretary of
Labor for asking Congress to buy three
( inacmnes ror mm.
I "I feel sorry for my friend the Secre
tary of Labor In his ambition to have a
seven seated touring car and a IL'.SfiO
electric brcaue w are setting a mad pace
In the simple republican capital," said Mr.
"When a man undertakes to Indulge one.
of thee limousine, habits with a Ford sil-
ary lie has either got to come to Con-
Kress for more money or take it out of
the contingent, fim.1. In defiance of thu
edict of Congn ss, and whn he gets down
n little lower In the scale and the fellow
with the Ford disposition and the wheel
barrow salary gets Into trouble he wants
the Government to give him a pension."
Heferrlng to extravagances In living
! - ' " " '
1 ago we almost had an Ins
nsurrcetlon In this
country as to whether Senators or mem- 1
hers of the Cabinet should glvo the glad
lo.ti.l tn lrul.lu., it.-..
"Happily this awful spi-ctre of social
conflict has passul, but now some little
dignitary down In some little country Is
taking tea ami getting to thu punchbowl
ahrod of our Admirals and we inut have
Vlce-Admlrals that they may better per
form their social functions."
Mr. Dlts grew sarcastic In hl inference
to Secretary Hryan's Inability to get along
well on n salary of SlS.onu it year.
"On account of the terrible pace that
somebody here In Washington has been
setting." said Mr. Dies, "tho great Stcrt
taty of State exclaimed In anguish that
he could not live 011 JI.OuO a month. I
am sure he told the truth,
great faith In our Commoner,
but somebody has made the pace so hard j
in the capital of our republic that on
of our servants, the great Commoner,
cannot live In this city in befitting stvle
on 12,fi0 n year.
"It looks to me like It Is 11 good time
for Cabinet Ministers. Senators and Con
gressmen to set 111 thla cltv an cxamnlo
I of old time simplicity ami democracy."
Mr. Slayden talked along similar lines.
MOD TRIES TO LYNCH SLASHER,
Negro AttarLa Man Willi Itninr
When Aakeil for.tlnleh.
Klehtecn policemen were needed yester
day afternoon to save John Williams.
neiro, from a Hath Iteach mob after he
had' slashed Patrick Hurke, !,: yeais old,
of Hay Nineteenth street lucaustt
llurkc stopped him to ask for 11 mutch.
Hurko was on his way to see his wife,
who la seriously 111 at the Coney Island
Hospital. At llensou avenue and Hay
Twinty-llflh street hu met Williams, who
lives at 2GUS Klghty-slxth street. When
he asked the negro for a match Williams
pulled out a razor und-slashed him. When
I pulle.l out a razor und-slash
llnrke fell Williams bent
'las If crazed continued to
over him, and
cut, Tlrd at
he ran homo.
I Hurlio may die. Mrs. lluike does not
know her husband U Injured. When she
Inquired anxiously why he did not conic
ho was In the next ward, hut they were
afraid to tell her for fear it would kill
Ad tie 11 In li
le Nutrl Dinner.
The Advciiliiliig .Men's League of New
York city has: decided to hold "Consumers
Fashion Night" ami lo give an umriually
attractive dinner on March 12. The big
department stores have, been Invited to
exhibit their sprint; fashions to entertain
the women guests, who wikl also get use
ful souvenirs, among which will prubabl;
bo a watch, 11 fountain pen, a box of writ
lug paper, 11 box of confections, IntcM
popular novel, puifumeH and other articles
selected from a list of nutlonully adver
Whatever is Equitable is fair
This mav be a play on words, but it allso hap
pens to be the truth.
It is easier to find a needle in a haystack than
two prices in Equitable rents.
The Equitable is not being built to favor the
few at the expense of the crowd.
And for that reason the one-price idea will be
unequivocally maintained with every tenant on
the Equitable rent roll.
Lraf now being made from May 1,1 BIS. The building, how
ever, U due to be completed 2 or 3 mom ht mhemd of that date.
Temporary Office, 27 Pin Street
VICTOR HERBERT'S SON HUNTS.
for I'lensure, hut
Detroit. Feb. 27. Cllllord V. Herbert
of New York city, son of Victor Herbert,
the composer, arrived In Detroit yester
day to hunt ti Job In an automobile fac
tory. Young Herle-rt displayed letters of
Introduction to oIIIcIiiIm of the Ford Motor
Company, where lie will go In search of a
position. He is n member of the senior I
class at Cornell, whence he cumo direct I
to Detroit. I
"All my life lisve liked mechanics," !
he said. "I had a little gasolene ntjtnr
boat when I was very young nnd I be
came Interested In motors. Father ha.i
never Insisted that I follow a musical
career. On tint the other hand, ho Is
willing that 1 shall arrange to take up
the automobile buslm-sH. and he sent me
.. ..I....!. r..e tr.O t,. innLa thin felt.'
Herbert Is 10 je.irs old. Ho will be
graduated ut the end of the present
neademlo year nnd will then come to.
Detroit. Hiss Indention Is to start nt the
bottom and work up.
NEGRO SHOOTS 2 WHITE
WOMEN; KILLS HIMSELF
Attack Caused by Common Law
Wife's HcfiiMil to Keturn
Warren Nelson, a negro, SO years old.
of 71 West 14:d street shot his former
common law wife, a white woman, and
her sister yesterday evening bcoiuso the
wife would not return to live with blm
ng.iln. Then the negro shot and killed
himself. The women nie In New York
Nelson, u light colored, well dressed
negro, lived with Ixmlse Hack until the
summer D'OS. when Judge Mulqueeii
sent him to Ing Sing for ten years. ll
fore that l;o had been sentenced twice as
a common gambler. Ho had tho reputa
tion of being the "champion dlceman of
after Nelson wa cmivlcted '
I tried to live 11 n
g' t " Job and
down her forlner life. Shf
two years ago married
r' - 1 -
1 Krilerlcl; Olderrhaw. who Is sain 10 ic a
j decent mechanic. They lived together
' for a year. Then In January. 1913. Olilor-
shaw heard about .Neion anu lett mo
She went to live with her uncle, Henry
Hack, at 421 Wwt Thirty-sixth street.
With them lived Mrs. Hack, Mrs. Cilia-
b, 111 Koenlg.
1 years old. Mis. Older -
shaw's sister, and -Mrs. Koenis s two
Nelson got out of Sing Sing last De
cember. He began to search for Mrs.
Oldershuw and found her about three
weeks ago. He asked her to return to
him. When she refused he threatened
her. He has beii visiting the house
every day since then to get her back.
He called yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock nnd spent the atteiiioon urging
her to leturn. Just before (J o'clo 1
he drew a revolver.
"Here's your llnlsh!" he aid.
Mrs. Koenig 'vas In the room. He llrtd
four times nt Mrs. olderslmw. One bulb"
entered her breast near lur heart, one
hit the wall, one struck Mrs. Koenig In
the arm and the other glanced otf the
side of Mrs. Koenlg's head. Nelson shol
himself lit the right templo with the las!
bullet In his revolver, killing himself in
stantly. JACKIES TRAMP ON SN0WSH0ES.
Crew nf Nat ill Tug I'ottMiine roirr
.111 Stiles In Three I)mn.
I'miLINU, N. 1. Ftb. 27 ltoatswalt
Wilkinson and thirty-two of the crew of
the I'nlted States naval tug Potomac,
which was abandoned in the Ice while tr
Ing to icscuo American tinning schooners,
leached here to-day fiom Itoruie Hay with
the American Consul, Mr. Gould.
The men had tramped fifty miles on
siiiiwsboeM through the wilds of Newfounrl
. land In three days. Four of the crew of
the Potomac who w el e 111 weie left behind
In the care of a physician
; a Better Car
HE COULD BEAT ANY
KID AT "BACKUP OP"
Then Joaquin Backed So Far
He Couldn't Get Back
SYMPATHY? NOT Ft IK HIM
"Me for the Station Hoimo,"
lie Said When "Old Marys"
Wiped His Eyes.
A small hoy with bright eyes ah
a tear stained face broke away from a
group of women nt 149th street and
Clinton avenue last night and spoke thus
to rollccman Gllllgnn:
"CUtlcer, kindly take ine to the station
house. These old Marys had the nerve
to try and wipe my eyes for me. It
makes me sick. I may tie lost, but I
can't stand for women hotherln'
around. Me for the station house."
At the station he nte a sandwich and
spun the following yarn:
lie was Joaquin Hndriguez of 308 Pros
pect avenue, Hruoklyn, going on 9 years
old. Willie Swain, the boy who sits next
him In Public School 140, snarled at him
yesterday afternoon and said: "You're
Just a kid. 1 kin lieat yuh backln' up."
"Wnlt till after school and I'll take you
on," suld Joaquin. So at I o'clock the
great backing up race began. From Jerk
ing his head around to avoid running over
trucks and m-n Joaquin got dizzy, but
I kept on and on and gained on Willie
swain. They walked backward endlessly
through llrooklyn streets and tlimlly came
to the llrooklyn llrldge.
That's about four miles from Public
School 14ti, but this Is Senor Joaquin's
On the bridge be noticed for the tlrst
time thnt Willie Swaln had been left so
far behind that he wasn't In sight.
J-i.iqulu kept on to the Manhattan end
of th" bridge, lnt tiding to take the sub
way hom . Hut dizziness mad A him fci-S
wabbly and lie leaned against a pillar to
test. Compassionate pilgrims Irritated
him with queillons. but one of them, gave
blm a nlckfl for cm fare and said, "Where
do you live?"
"Prospect avenue," said the exhausted
"Cmiiu along In the subway with mo
and I'll take you there, the man sug-
I gi sted. Th-y lisle In the subway nnd tho
boy got out nt Prospect avenue Tho
Bronx, not lliooklyn. Joaquin found blm
elf In a foreign land. He shed a tear or
two ami the "old Marjs" pestired hlui
with their hand'ierchlefV.
"I'm no dumb ox," he said to Polloe
mnn Gllllgan. "I'm the smartest boy In
my episs. The teacher's Miss Pierce. Ask
her It was dlzzli.tts mnde me cry"
"We can't believe you're so awful
I smalt," said LltUt. Powell, taking a paper
I from one of tho youngster's books. "Lot's
! hear Mm recite this poem."
"Gimme a start the tlrst words."
! Powell read the tlrst two words,
whet eon Joaquin recited without a skip
or a brt-ak "The Captain's Daughter." Ha
-toed out in the middle of the lonm with
the police all around In a circle and ges
turul like Corse Payton as he recited the
Hut hl little dnuEhter whirr ere !
.e she took hl ley hand:
In't itott upon the ocean
.fust the sitae ss nn tSe Limit
"Good enough?" said Joaquin.
"Ynu'te .sure 11 great kid," said Lieut.
"Pollctmen," said Joaquin, "I like ou.
I am not a lilt tired. If you phone my
father Juit tell him I am going to sit up
talking with the cops till he gets here."
Tin- father, he said. Is Louis Augustus
Itodrlgut"., a cigar manufacturer In busi
ngs at E!3 Fifth avenue, llrooklyn, with
.1 man of the name of Graplerer.
"That's a tunny name," Joaquin told
lepor'ers. "So I'll spell It for you," which
At midnight Joe wan still In the station
hoiim talking with tho cops and waiting
for tils father.