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THE SUN, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1916.
ALL CITY'S PUBLIC
SCHOOLS TO BEAR
(Board of Education Decides to
Abandon System of
IS OBJECT QV THE MOVE
Thn rmhlle schools of ((renter Now
York will not lie cleslntiatc.1 by nuniWs j
In the future, for by the action of the
Board of Kducatlnn lit ItH mretltiK yes-
terday a nin was attached to raeh
inmmHr school In the oily. The prime
object of these names, certain members
of the) board tnll yesterday, wan tn
Inspire the rhltilrcn of the schools to
greater scholastic efforts by theteaeher
merely pointing out to tho delinquent
pupils the Krcat name or place by which
their school la known.
Therefore when n ehlld In Public
choot 120 In Itronklyn falls In his les
on the teacher will simply whisper In
that child's e.ir. "Il.irrcn Island," for
from now on I'. K. lid will bo known
officially as the. Darren Island School.
More Inspiration to be gained from the
names of localities In which the schools
ro located will he Knitted by those at
tending P. S. IT". Itrooklvn. which will
b the llowantis f-chool. and Public
School 13L', Urooldyn, which will be the.
The llelvlilcro School Iuh In the p.ii
been known by the prosaic sobriquet of
P. 8. It. MrooklMi. and V. S. 10, Itlch
mond. has aciinlrrd caste by Its inline
belnR changed to the Kebert School.
One of the luritcst schools In .Manhattan.
P. 8. 34, had itilte a time getting a fixed
name, for the members of the Irs-al
school lioard In Hint vicinity and the
Board of City Superintendent went
through it category of Journalists be
fore a name was finally decided, llnrnee
Greeley wan first thought of. but that
appellation had aliv.iily been used In
Hrooklyn. The Herman Kidder School
wan the name chosen.
One Manhattan school not yet named
Is old No. 1, at Jlfitry, Catharine and
School No. .14. Norman n utile and
Eekford street, Hrooklyn, was named
the Oliver II. Perry, for the hero of
Number I", lif.ictte aeuue, near
Clarnin avenue, Itro-.khn, has been
named the Karon I'e Kalli. Number TS,
at Kvergtven avenue ami Itnlph street,
Brooklyn, at llrst vies natncil the Thomas
Ooodwln, but because of objections the
title was chHiig'd to th i:eigreen
Seventeen of the schiNils picked out
Abraham Lincoln for .i tlttlnc nam.-, but
Brooklyn again gut In tlr.-t ami the Abra
ham Lincoln School Is also In Brooklyn.
There were only t'-u schools that origi
nally wanted to lie called after e iconic
Washington, but Queens dually manaent
to win the name. Ii.irnln N forever
linked with PuMIe School t In Queens
nd Public School L'!i Is dlunliletl li- the
name of the Pnppeiihtin School li.mlel
Boone will ais,, J(,n th.. historical group
on l-onz Isl.ittil, and anionc the other
tiames adopted for the Itnromrh of iiiio'tis
are the Lake School anil Sunn side
Dante was selected an the guiding star
for the pupils In Public School 117. Man
hattan. Among 'those who will Join the
Brooklyn colony of celebrities ate Paola,
Toscanellt Isaac Newton, Kosciusko.
Rider and Pumont. New lots. Monitor. .
Conselyea, Itugby, Arlington, the Ncp- i
tune and Christopher schools will also i
necessitate a ride across the bridge to 1
Tho only living jiersenis for whom a
Greater New York school has been
named are Ion, li-mire Wlng.ile of the
Koanl of lMucalion, Thomas A. lllson
and WIIIIhui Marconi.
Other names bestnmil on .Manhattan
ohoolK ate; No. I. Willi itn 1'ittt No. ,
lillle nevereux Itl.ike. No. 34, Jlerman
Bidder: No. 3, Vtttoria Colonna; No.
41, Kenjamln Altitun; No. Salome
rurroy: No. 's, lluiry Clay. No. 77,
Carl Schutv. ; No. sii, Nathan Male; No.
7, William T. Sherman: No. I7n, Julia
Ward Howe; No. 1 St:, leander Hamil
ton: No. l!n, Paul Itevere; No. 171,
Patrick Henty: No. 110, Klotence Nlght
lngale; No. 110, Henry Cesirne: No. 7,
tho Astur, and No. '.is, at :i2'.' Pelancey
ntlect. the Hrldge School.
In Tho Kronv the names of CTnnrles
James Vnx, (Sen. Philip Sheridan, lMgar
Allan Poe, Clara Kit ton and Joxcjib
Rodman Drake Tinvc been used.
In Hiooklyn there have also been fc.
lected the names of Walt Whitman,
Father Sylvester Malone. Nathaniel
Hawthorne, Horace Creeley, Lew Wal
lace. Koscliizko, William IVnn, Patrick
flarsfleld C.llninre, Jean Paul Itlchter,
Max Mueller anil William Cowper.
Frederick llruekbatiT of Brooklyn oh.
Jccted strongly to the naming of the fine)
aehools In (Ireater New York and told
the Hoard of IMuciitloit that It was un
necessary foolishness and of no more
use than if each one of the cross stjietg
In New York wete christened by the
godparents taking a telephone directory
and solng down the pages, giving each
street tho corresponding: name from the
Dr. Ira. S. Wile, chairman of the com
mittee on elementary school", from which
the resolution came, urged tho passage
of the measure and said that the local
Mhoo boards of the different boroughs
had spent many hours In consultation
with the Boanl of City .Superintendents
In retting names that would suitably
tnaplro the younger generation. Tho
roll call resulted In a victory for Dr.
Farmer llnshnnel of Lady Churchill
litres S7II, IUO.
LONDON. Maron !!?. -tiroice Cotnwal-lla-Wtst,
former husband of Lady Ran
dolph Churchill, estlniatul In the bank
ruptcy court to-day that hi llabllltieii
amounted to ("9,440 and his assets
George Cornwallls-Wett Hist came into
prominence in 1900, w hen, despite the ob
lections of bis family, he married tho
widow of Lord Itiiiulolph Churchill, oncn
Je-nnlc Jerome of New Ymk,
Mru. Cornwallls-West secured a ill
vorce in 1!I3 tind tesiimed tho namo of
her llrst btisband. In 1914 Mr. Coruwal-lls-West
married Mrs. Pat Campbell, tho
In the ptesent war he has served iri
Lieutenant-Colonel In command of ono
of the battailous of tho Itoy.-il Naval
Division, which weio present at Ant
werp. NEW JAMAICA-U. S. LINE.
Capital for Sleninslilp Coin puny
Vahserltieil Mostly III .i-t York,
Sprrmt Calilr lir'imtrh tu Tub Sin,
KjN'Iston. Jamaica, March 22. Ow
ing to th" high fuighls now prevailing
H local steamship company hate been
formed to train between Jamaica and
American pons The capital of tho new
concern has been subscribed mostly In
Under an order Issued by the llrltlsh
Oovrnunerit only Jamaica banunav can
te shipped to Knglaud.
GRAFTING LAID TO NINE
IN LICENSE DEPARTMENT
Street Stands, Pedlers and Movies Were Victims Clerk
Said to Have Confessed Special "Fixer" Employed,"
Also a Pickpocket to "Work" Crowds in Office.
Two clerks and seven Inspectors In tho
Department of Licenses are accused of
petty grafting In a detailed report tiled
with Mayor Mltchcl yesterday by
Leonard M. Wallstelu, Commissioner of
Accounts, under whose direction an In
vestigation has been proceeding for some
time. Copies of tho teport were turned
over to District Attorney Hwann and
Commissioner George It. Bell.
Tho District Attorney said he would
Investigate the matter immediately,
numerous reports having come to him
lecently that the Department of Licenses
needed a thorough overhauling. White
Commissioner Wallsteln gives credit to
Commissioner Bell for assisting lilm In
Ills Investigation It Is considered not an
Improbability that Mr. Bell will relin
quish his present Job as soon as thin
matter Is disposed of. The report tiled ,
....... - l.ll .1... II..H...In.n..l I
wiin ine .Major criiicin..-. iuu ,ri.i tim-m .
of Licenses severely.
Commissioner Bell salfl that he would!
nretiaru charges against Ills accused em-
ploeca Immediately aud would suspend
them pending trial before him on charges
of misconduct In of tire. The men ac
cused were still at their posts yester
day. .Men Who rr Aeoaseil.
Charles M. Strauss, a financial and
recording clerk. living at 429 Hast
Seventy-ninth street, receives a great
deal of attention In the report of Mr
WalMeln. It being reported to the Mayor
that lie had confessed to tho Irregulari
ties charged against him. He would
not dlcuss the case.
Others Accused by Commissioner Wall
stelu are William A. Smith, of l"3 West
minster road, Brooklyn ; Thomas Tracy,
of 4:T. West Klfty-slxth street; John 8.
Splet.iler. of 339 Kast Ninetieth street;
John Mulvlhlll. of UK. Fifth street;
Michael Schaefer. of 135tl Hushwlck
avenue. Brooklyn: John J. Korke. of
Till Sixth street. Brooklyn: William A.
KusseU. of UM Rast Ninth street.
Brooklyn, and John J. Caw, of fi drove
street. Smith Is a clerk and the others
aie Inspectors. The men accused get
H.20D each a year.
Some time ago the Commissioner of
Licenses began an Investigation of the
department for the purpose of recom
mending certain constructlxe changes.
During this Investigation he heard
Humorous stories of petty grafting In
connection with the Issuance of licenses,
particularly for news stands and moving
picture houses, but felt that nothing
toward all exposure could be accom
plished so long as his men were known
to be at work In the department. They
were withdrawn for a time, but special
agents were employed
Through these men the existence of a
graft system was exposed. The Com
missioner says that everything charged
can be proved by documentary evidence
or by permanent members of his staff
He adds- .
'In one c.ie, loo that of Strauss
the gtllltv emplojce admitted In hl
tcstlmoiiv' taken In this Investigation the
truth of the accusation against him. and
In addition confessed to other grafting
of whh h this of lice had had no previous
.peelal ueiil Heeaiiie "rirr."
The Commissioner ay that a special
agent sent into the uep.irimeni
.-i.il.llshed himself as a "tlxer" or
l..li,r" ii ml "general handy man" for
several of the employees. Of Strauss,
who as financial and recording clerk
filled In and received applications for
licenses to be Is-iieu tn inaiers m an
kinds. Junk dealers, second hand dealers,
pawnbrokers and others, he sajs.
"Without suggestlutt from any ons
Strauss asked the 'tlxer to get a good
pickpocket to 'work' the applicants that
came to the license department and ar
ranged to have the proceed split three
wavs; that Is. among the llxeiV Strains
niiii the pickiMicket A policeman was
assigned to play the role of pickpocket,
Strauss giving assurance that he had 'a
cood ttall for a pickpocket' In that tho
latter could when necessary explain his
repeated visits to the department by In
quiring a to the progress of n tlctltlous
application for license.
'Straus arrnngeti wiin ine siiiiisru
pickpocket a- to the convertatlon which
tliould take place between them In the
hearing of anbody whose iieetice was
mbartasslns. Aecoidlngly on several
distinct iK'caslons the 'pickpocket' made
his appearance at the clepattnient, min
gled with the applicant", had conversa
tion" with Strauss about the mythical
application, as per their atrangetnent,
and pretended to pick money from the
pockets of applicants who were standing
In lino tiefore the clerks' windows.
"On these occasions Strauss knew of
the 'pickpocket's' presence and believed
him actually to bo picking . kcts.
Thereafter h" Inquired tepe.itedlv of tho
supposed pickpocket and of the 'tlxel' as
to the success of the former's operations.
Pursuant to their arrangement as to the
division of the proceeds, on January 14,
191i'., at the saloon at the northeast cor
ner of Worth and Uifayette sttecls the
pickpocket' told Strauss that he had
thus far realized $C7 by bis operations.
He then tind there gave Strauss $30, of
which sum Strauss Immediately gave the
'tlxer" $15, lequestlng the 'pickpocket' to
come around again toward the end of
BRIBE TALE ACTION
Coiiflmed from First Pagr
of the law should bo ustd by you tn see
that explicit charges are speedily tried
out", to the end that at least the dead will
be s.ivcsl from any undue prolongation of
this unmerited opprobrium.' I say tin
merited opprobrium, because there Is not
a man who ferved In tho Hoard of Kstl
main with Mayor flaynor who does not
bellevo that these strictures are false,
nnd I am certain that they will ulti
mately be resented by every manly man
in this community.
"If Mayor d.cynor were to walk Into a
im etlng of the Thompson coniinltten I
think we would then see n demonstration
of Intellectual force over brute Instinct
which would settle these charges forever.
"I therefore most earnestly ask that
you will take. Immediate i-ognlstanco of
the charge made by the Nrmlng Journal
and ptcent this matter to the (irand
Perley Morse, ae-couutant for the
Thompson committee, said ytsterday
that his Investigations indicate to him
that President Theodore P. Shouts of the
Intorborotigh has now or has had ac
counts with tlvei banking and brokerage
houses other than C, D, Hartley & (In,
ns he has testified before the committee,
He tefiised to makn public the nanus of
tin sn bankers and brokers.
Crank Moss, counsel for tho commit
tee, said .vestcrday that an Investigation
ot tin late Mayor Oaynor's letter files In
the City Hall had levealed a great deal
of correspondence with .Mr, Shouts, He
yond making this assertion Mr. Moss said
that he could make nothing publlo until
the report of the Investigator Is laid be
the month. He said that was a good
time to pick pockets by reason of the
presence of numerous applicants In the
department's olllce at that season."
IJave Mm to Collector.
Commissioner Wallsteln's report then
goes on to state In detail the alleged
operations of Straus.! In the matter of
mailing postcards to successful appli
cants for licences. It Is charged that
Strati's turned these postcards over to
the "collector" with Instructions to see
the successful applicants and obtain
money from them before posting the
The "cnllivtor" tut tied moH of the
cards over ti Commissioner Walliteln
after giving Strauss money which had
supposedly been collected from the ap
plicants. Tho "collector" Is said ac
tually to have obtained ?f from a Junk
dealer who wanted his application hur
ried through the d"pirtment.
The Commissioner diaries that Will
iam A. Smith participated with Stmttss
In the employment of the "pickpocket"
and shared In the suppoed proceeds of
Ills operations. It Is also charged that
Smith and Thomns Tracy, :n Inspector,
cotiplred to delay the isunnce of a II
eenso to an appllc nit for a newspaper
stand until the "liver" brought them
money supposed to have been paid by
Another charge Is tint Smith and
Tmcy assisted the "fixer" in holding up
proprietors of moving picture houses.
Commissioner Wallsteln ha ; photo
graph of Smith's badge on the "fixer,"
Smith being an Inspector of the State
Athletic Commission and the badge be
ing iiu'd by the "fixer" to frighten mov
ing picture houso owners,
Memoranda alleged to have been writ
ten by Tracy in giving the "fixer" di
rections ns to obtaining money from ap
plicants for stands ate now In the pos
session of Commissioner Yallteln. It I
also charged that Tracy's department
records show the entering up of ap
provals of licenses for various kinds of
stands, notwithstanding no record of the
legality required approval of the Bor
ough President for such ftands could be
It 1" pointed out in the tepott to the
Mayor that a city ordinance providing
that the dimensions of toop tine stands
shall not exceed ten feet long by four
feet wide was disregarded.
Mnmt Orel I im nee DIsrrKaritrit.
"Deeplle the explicit provision that
the su-iietslon of reti Ictlons as to slie
was to continue on:y until October 1,
1915," as the report, "and despite the
fmt ier explicit provision that even dur
ing that period the suspension was to be
applicable only to stands erected prior
to March 14, 1914, and not to new stand",
the License Department paid absolutely
t'O heed to these provisions. Without dis
tinction as to time of erection and with
out regard to the size of stand the de
partment as late as IVbru.irc , 191t:, ap
proved stand applications iilino"! auto
matically, "The Department's lowne?" of method
In this regard Is Illustrated by the fai t
that applications were approved, though
reports of Inspections In some Instances
pressly showeil the excessive size of
the stand, and In others showed that the
stand had not yet lieeu erected, so that
there was no way of knowing whether
or not the stand" were or when enacted
wnuM be of legal size.
"This condition nattnally Invited cor
ruption on the part of ln-pc-ctnr.- by pro
viding them with a safely purchasable
discretion. The Illegality of oversized
stand" created a pretext for demanding
a money pavment as the Price of over-
looking it. anil the department s disre
gard of such llli guilty, even when re.
ported, enable d the Inspector to make
good on his promise of indulgence In
return for the pavment.
"It Is accordingly not "itrpiising that
five Inspcctois of seven who had the
opportunity took money fioni supposed
htandkecpers and piomh-cd therefor to
disregard violations cinl"llng In nver-
' sl.e of stands."
fill I Details im l'a ineiila.
Inspectors tlaw, Splctaler. Millvihill
, aud Schaefer are charged with having
t received money on their pi utilises to re
port favorably nverslxed stand". Times,
places and the amounts of money are
gleen In the ii port. Inspector Korke Is
charged with having lecelved $10 for va
rious services III violation of depart
ment rules. Inspector Kussell Is also
charged with having reielv.il money for
guaranteeing a favnrabln report on a
, Commissioner Kelt said that when the
Mayor's bureau of 19 i'ii. was con
solidated some time ago with the De
partment of Licenses Job weie provided
for men who would have been dloppecl
could he have reorganized the staff com
pletely. He said lie liail not been In
olllce long befote he realized that many
employees were receiving money In vio
lation of law, but that li" had been
unable to get sillllcli ul evidence against
The i 'iiminls"!nner announced yester
day the leslguation of Julian Rosenthal,
1 Deputy Commissioner, He said he re
' gretted that the resignation, which came
I to him on January 10, had not been an
nounced Itefore, as It had nothing to do
, with the situation covered by Commit)
I sloner Wallsteln's report.
fore Senator Thompson at the resump
tion of hearings to-morrow.
QUEENS GAS RATE KEPT.
Itedliellon Hill May Only Apply to
Thirtieth Ward, llrntiklyn.
AuuNr, March 22. Chairman Oeorgo
Thompson of the Senate Committee
on Public Set vice, m a hearing to-day
on New York city gas reduction bills,
aiiiiouticed that the committee wan nut In
favor of legislation reducing the price
of gas In quei-iis, but would confine
Its gas reduction bill to the Thirtieth
and Thlrty-llrst wauls of Hrooklyn, and
perhaps only to the Thirtieth ward.
This made unnecessary accepting the
Invitation of William N. Dyknian, conn
sel for lln Newtown lias Company In
the Second ward of Queens, that tho
committee Investigate, testimony taken
by tho New York city Public Servioo
Commission which Indicated that this
company could not operate at a fair
profit except under a ti."i cent rate, the
"I am surprised," said Judge Dvkman
"In learn by the press to-day that the
Ne . Yoik cily Publiit Service Com
mission Is willing to abdicate) Its power
lo tlx rates and that It has asked thn
Legislature to pass an 80 cent ras bill
for the Thirtieth and Thirty-first wards
of Hrooklyn, it is a s'ngular confession
to comu rrnm thn commission of Its In
ability to ileal with this iiuestlon."
Kepresentatlves of the gas companies
In the Thirtieth ami Thlrly-tlrst wards
said an Ml cent rate would be roullscu
lion In the Thlrly-tlrst ward and Ih-it
a 95 cent ralu was necessary for u fair
prnllt In the. Thirtieth ward. It whh
pointed out that nil 80 cent rale in the
Thirtieth ward established by thn New
x ork city commission was not upheld
by nice I out t or Appeals,
Previously Judge Dyknian had pointed
out that gas nil had almost doubled In
price recently and that this factor would
have to ho tuken Into consideration
where, there in a rate reduction.
WAIVES ALIMONY TO
HELP RIVAL'S BABY
Mrs. James l'nppns Tells Court
All SIip Wants Is a
WUsl WO UK FOIl A LIVING
Mis. Christina Pappas, wife of James
Pappas, an Importer of Oriental tobac
cos. In seeking n divorce Informed Jus
tice" Clavegan In the Supreme Court yes
terday that she did not delre any ali
mony. Although she Is compelled to
work for her own living, she says, she
knows that her husband Is the father of
n child by the woman who took her
"I do not desire to deprive the Inno
cent child of what might be necessities,"
she added, "bv obtaining nn order for
ullmony In this case."
The wife's forbearance appealed In an
onler Issued by the Justice directing
l'appas to pay $.10 counsel fees to tlte
wife, nnd around that order came tho
L'ntlt the Huropcan war began Pappas
enjoyed a tood Income by the Imiioita
tlon of tobacco from Turkey and Greece.
Ho and his wife were married November
17. 1912, and havq (to children. They
lived together until July 7. 1914. In her
allldavlt Mrs. Pappas says;
"At that time. July 7. 1914. the de
fendant took Into iH home . woman
whoso name Is unknown to me. and re
sided there with her as man and wife.
"Your deponent Is Informed that the
defendant has Introduced this woman as
his wife atid that she Is generally so con
sldcrod at his phuv of residence, 321
West Twenty-fifth street, Manhattan. A
chltd has been born 1" said defendant
and the woman with whom he lives.
"In view of these circumstances your
deponent desires to Ik- relieved of the
burden of the lnnrrlrtgo contract. She Is,
however, of sulllclent physical strength
and nientnl understanding to earn her
own living and thetefore does not de
slle to deprive lle child of defendant of
what might be necessities by now ask
ing for alimony.''
In her allldavlt s'.ie add that she
feels that she should not be called upon
to pay counsel fees and other expense.
Mrs. l'appas said aftervvatd "I hold no
111 feeling against the defendant, al
though rfe has wronged me bitterly "
FREAK MARCH STORM
DROPS BY FOR A CALL
PUtiirliauce From the Wct Is
Fortncil of Ruin. Hail.
Sleet it ii 1 Snow.
This may be a phenomenal Match.
A few more Inches loldcd to the snowfall
yesterday, which iva "lightly undertime
Inches, will make the month a record
breaker In snow depos.t The Weather
Kureau predicted tain or snow for last
night, but It came ahead of th schedule,
and It was not strictly rain or snow, but
all the meteorological varieties of Incipi
ent spring rain, hail, sleet and snow.
The disturbance that oati-wl the trouble
was tlrst obsened by the forecasters on
Tuesday morning ove. the Kocky Moun
tain lope. north of Denver It acqul-e.l
n sudden -peel and headed In this di
rection, giving work for the snow re-niove.-s
jnd Incidentally blocking trolley
tratl'c .n all the boroughs It was a soft
snow, falling to earth In a temperature
of from 30 to 33 degrees, without the
vitality of a teal winter visitation. It
may have been the l.tt effort of winter
to ilnger In the lap of spi .ns, much to
the illstiess of the gentle girl, who
might prefer a jounger person on the
The storm centie was oh Nantucket
last night, after passing south of these
boroughs, and It looked to the local
prophets ii" If the winter had almost
Kone. They studied tlnir reports from
stations all over the land and pan of
the sea and said that th. d cy shoull
be cloudy, with northwest gales, and
that to-morrow should be fair Mabe
the prophets are right but this in
TEN DTE IN WESTERN STORM.
Chlenuo Trnltle' Tied I i Uimr 1
CliiCAi.o, March 22.--Death to ten and
Injury to hundreds lesulted to-day from
a tlfty mile hurricane which, with an
accompanying electrical display, swept
across four States, t attic were nuinen
to death, houses! untoofi'il, churches
riven by lightning anil trees and tele
phone pules iiptorn The damage will
run above $.t,0iirt.O0 j
Chicago had two slmin victims, both
killed by tt.iln" which the heavy weather
obscured The gale started with an
electrical stoim. accompanied by sleet.:
Kuars were entertained for shipping ah-1
sent from port. All x-essels, however,
had reported safe last night.
Street car traffic In Chicago waa al.
most paralyzed at one time. Snow,
which succeeded the hall, covered rhe
rails, and the relief corps had more than
they could copu with. Trolley and tele
graph wires snapped like grocer's twln.
Lightning struck several times In Chi
cago. THREE DIE IN INDIANA STORM.
Poor Oilier Hurt by UmIIIiik Walls
ISfilAN.viiil.ls, liid., March 22 Three
men were killed, two women and two
men seriously Injuied and much prop
erty damaged III a wind storm that
swept Indiana late last night.
Due man was killed at Logansmrt
when a roof was blown on top of his
home. Another was killed when the wind
caused his house to collapse, A third,
kllled III a -ollapi.liig house, was blown
tlfty feet through tho air.
The storm prostrated wire service
throughout the northern part of tho
State. Property damage In the rural
districts wns heavy.
ONLY BLACK AND WHITE SILK.
.Ilniinfaetiirers, l.ncklim 11 rs, Can
.Makes I'rw Colors.
Thn iuinil.il report of the Silk Associa
tion of America says that Utile but
black and white silk will be produced
In thlec country dining the coming ear.
"It may be eleemod fortunate," says the
repot t, ''that fashion Is already pcipu
larlzlng black and while fabrics, n vogue
that has come to pas even In normal
limes, when women liavo turned occa
sionally from the great variety of e-olors
to blacks mid whites, simply for the
Coloied silk fabrics, the icport says,
will be limited, because of the shmtage
of aniline dyes from llermany and tho
Impossibility of manufacturing a sub
stitute on shnit nollce, The colors most
In evldciicfl wilt he thoae obtained fiom
WIFE TELLS ABOUT
THEFT OF HER LOVE
Mrs. McCnnillrss Testifies iu
Husband's $25,000 Suit
for Her Affections.
C. .1. I.0ZIEK. DEFENDANT
Patkrsus'. N. J March 22. The suit
of Ilobert McCandlcss, a contractor of
829 Kast Twenty-second street, Pater
son, against Cyrus J, Lozier, u director
of the Kldgefleld Park National Bank,
for ?2.",,000 for alienation of Mrs. Me
Candless'M affections, furnished sur
prises to-day for a packed court room.
Mrs. MnCandless, after telling of her
early acquaintance with Lozler, testi
fied about an occurrence In a Far Hock
away hotel, where she was staying with
her two nearly grown children ntnl
where Lozler also occupied a room.
That was In 1909, and she told of other
trips she and Lozler made lo hotels In
New York and other places during the
next three years.
lyozler, she said, told her that her
husband was friendly with other
woman, but finally he became suspicious
and she confessed. Mr, and Mrs, McCand
lcss are still living together, though
the papers In the suit were filed laat
Soon after Mrs, McCandlcss confessed,
Sidney Turner, a court etenographei,
testified, he was enipto)ed by a private
detective agency to listen on a tapped
telephone wire in her hum and take
down what he heard,
Turner testified he heard a conversa
tion between Lozler and Mrs. McCand
les" which lasted thlity-flve minutes. In
which Mrs. McC.llnlless lecalled to Lo
zler's memory various occasions when
they had been together at hotels. Turner
was In a room next to Mrs. McCaudless,
he testified, and McCatulles." listened on
the same wire from the cellar.
The case will continue to-morrow.
REALTY EXPERTS TO DECIDE.
Technical I'eilnt Arises In
Home I'rnori I'ase,
A o nex
evidence taken at the trial of Mrs,
m..i.i.i . i...,n...ai,.i ...i i,..- -.11..,. iii.ua
italley'. yesterday before Justice Sh.arn i "r ,ln'- um lecently. when l,e t..k
In the Supreme Court, Criminal Term. , C.eorge Strang " ic boarder. He. how
showed the loose business methods em-1 rver Ul- utlIt. of ,er private affaire,
ployed In their Annex Homes corpora- , ' , .... ,, ,
tion. Iloth women are charged with the I 'f tenants, .Mrs. l.miiia Italley.
larceny of $7.Ui0 from Mary Steen. a j told tie- isillce lat nlgiit that Mr". King
seventy-fotir-year-old servant, who swore i,.,. i ,..i , i r i,. i,,.. i.t,.,i" fe
that she had given the money to the de.
- , ... ...
ieiuiams ior invi'sinicni in nrsi oiori-
The defend. nits on the witness stand
swore that they sold to the old servant
stock In the Annex Homes, ltu.. and not
a mortgage, as alleged.
John M. Wheeler of Watcrhury. Conn.,
a former bookkeeper for the company.
was called by the prosecution. He ad
mitted that the company's check book
stub often showed overdrafts of from
$2."i.'iii0 lo $2S,0On No record was kept
of the bills iiiyable It was a custom
of t'le defendants to borrow money on
note", he said, many of which he cat -1
rled He also had control of iiwn
ticket. thn' repiesented advance." made-.
Mr. Wheeler recalled that the piop-
erty eontiolled by the company In liar-
rlson and Matn.ironeck had been lookml
over by real etate experts and that the
assessment roll." were later consulted,
.wie-r im- in.- i.i". ..i,e- .,i in r
was raised from $100 to ( I . 0 a share.
He wa not certain that the true valua
tion of the propel ty warranted such In
creases. Ileal e-tate experts will be
called to settle this point. The te?e may
be sent to the Jury till" afternoon.
BEEF STEW ORDERS PLACED.
tlellterle In Hun lion I ll.selll.clllO
I nit ll WeeL,
Mole tli.ri thtee itiaiters of to, .i.der
toi i'.iiii.ii ill. "tin lis of beef stew for the"
llrltlsh army given by the Ifltish Uov-'
eminent to the Imperial Canneries. Ltd.,!
of ran. ul i has been apportioned among'
various packing and supply houses lui
this rountrv and Canada. The contracts
have been arranged at a price of $ 1.75
a eloren one
pound cans delivered at
Montreal The deliveries will run at the
rate of 'i.Mhi.iii aii a week ' i.rokerage office- In State stieet hero., since the iompinv reorganization late
The 3mo.iioo.Oiio pound. of beef which .vneTbach Is said to have' formerly con-' last .ve.11. The dividend will total $150,
vvill be reipioeil w II be stipplleil by Snlz- trolled thn Trinity Copper .Mining Com- ,,,,n-
berger A Co., Swift Co and Armour pany atnl to have sold hi interest to The present . apitallzatiou is $2,000,.
Co. Kluhty pe r cent, of the inn tnisl
ness. It I" nuclei stood. I to be divided
among subsidiaries of the Ameiican c'.iji
Compiny anil the lenialnder I to go to
the Wheeling Can Company
i if the total mimber of . .ins oidered
Jilt, 5iio have- been contracted for with
the the firms who fonneil the Imperial
C.innerle", Ltd.. and were patties to tlie
original contract. Th" Colonial Packing
Th" Colonial Packing
Company of Philadelphia, one of these
live, win handle 12r1.01111.nnn .ans. -iiie
contract cull for the fullllluieut of t"
order within a ear. or at the i.ei. of
2,5(10,000 cans 11 week.
The agreement In the original coiitiact
c ills for a deposit of cash by tlie III lush
Cnv eminent before a date which has not
been given out It Is known that this
deposit has not yet been made am! it I"
understood that the corporation Is wait
ing action In regard to It, The London
(lUarantre and Accident Company. Ltd.,
of London is surety on the bond for the
HOSPITAL CASE A MYSTERY.
Mrs. Jennie de t.ransr lnnalian
in Iters StranKP Injuries.
Mrs. Jennie de tlrasse Monah.in,
daughter of the late elcoigK llarclay
Ward of Huntington, L. I., and great
granddaughter of Admiral de tlrasse,
who was Washington's ally In the Kivo
llltlonary war, was taken to Harlem Hos
pital yesterday aftrrnisip suffering from
a fracture of tho skull, two discolored
e.ves and lacerations of the face. The
conflicting stories she told of her Injurle
led the I'omth Kramii detectives to si .
an Investigation. At llrst she s.ili s
had been attached by two men at 12,'ilh
street and K.lghth avenue Later she
bald she hid fallen on the Icy sidewalk.
Mrs, Monahan was disinherited by her
father because of drunkenness, it was
chaiged at the lime she brought action
tn contest ,tls will. She has been com
mitted frequently to 111. nkw ell's Island
on similar chatges. Tuesday night she
went to the home of Mrs. Mary Whelp
of 203 Wet 1 :trn stieet, whose sou she
married In I Sin. He later dlvorci-d her
Mrs, Whelp lefused her admission and
she went away. Shoilly before midnight
she letiiruiil, suffering fiom a number of
Injuries. Mis. Whelp took care of her
until the woman was sent to the hospital
at the advico of Dr. Stiles of 2IS West
STATEN ISLAND NOTES.
A bulletin from tlm t.u nit We shoivs
KtiitHi Island's tux rate of 2.1.1 10 he 111,1,1 ,.
up as rnllincs c'H. I. HH, St 11 1', l.i, mi,
The Tninphlnsv lilt. Hoard ef Triole will
meet this evening to illsi s again Hie
nitlini to I"' taken In irgnril to ll liishm
of Aiieita street, ulilih Ui l.,i.u,
lends Iii'Ioiikk in 1 Ho city.
NhIIisii A Sni) th, ll'irmiKh n.'iiiiicriii'Cs
rale Hi. 11c for Ht.it mmiltieeinien, nn,
II. K. I'liulln iiililressesl last night's meet.
I11K of the Narragsnseit Cluti, he I.I lo pro.
leet against thn establishment of Ihv cID'ii
f arbugv pll 00 "Helen Ulttud.
SWANN ACTS ON STRANGE
DEATH OF RICH COUPLE
I'millnuril from First Mff.
have an autopsy pcrfotmcd on his fath
On Friday, March 17. the will of John
K. Peck was filed In (Irutnt Kapld" for
ptob.ite. The bulk of his estate, valued
at $1,000,000, was left tn his son, Percy
S. Peck, and to his daughter. Mrs. Clara
l.otllso Peck Walte. A codicil, written
In New York on March 9, provided for
a $2,000 bequest to Warren W. Walte,
the father of D. Walte.
Attempts made In Orund Itaplda yes
terday to Interview Mrs. Walte were un
availing. In the general course of the Inxestlga
tlon and while questioning all persons
who might be supposed to know of the
circumstances under which Mr. and Mrs.
Peck died Judge Hwann had an Intel view
with Dr. Walte, and has arranged to
have another. Judge Hwann learned that
Dr. Walte, a graduate of tho dental col
lege of the I'nlverslly of Michigan, had
never practised dentistry In tins Ililted
States; that Dr. Walte had no set occu
pation, nnd that he wot studying voire
culture, elocution ulul French, tic: man
WIDOW'S DEATH CAUSE
lti'iuitnl It it'll. Mrs. liin- Died
Sudilcnly Doctor Says
From Heart Disease.
Counter Patrick Klniilan .vesteulay
nfternooji otdered a postponement of the
funeial of Mis. Kumia King of 10.1 West
Klghtleth stteet. a Hlxty-yeal-old widow
and an Investigation Into the cause of her
death. 'Hie anion was taken, It wus
said, after the Coroner had received an
anonymous message over the telephone
warning lilm thai the death of the
wotnaji was suspicion.
Mrs. King was tr.e widow of
Charles King, a Consolidated Uvchange
looker, and was believed to have In
hellted between $300,000 and $0(i,n00.
She lived alone In her npai tineuts ino"t
nuieev tie om one n n,l that he had
i , , , .,1.., .e, .i. .
i recently soiu u onnci iir i"". kiviiik cue
money to "a peimii with whom she came . me usual terry lino rum toswmg arounu
Into dally contact ' for her run up the I7at Klver, and a
Mis. Kit- died lat Tinsda illuming, he straightened out ('apt. Oscar Andro
Accoidltig to Strang, she appeared In vette. skipper of the ferrbo,it. blew hl
good health at breakfast, but succumbed whistle In signal that he would cross
three huuis latet Dr. Thomas Kenyon her bows. The tide, however, pushed
ot 12 West Sevcntv-seeond street, who 'hard ugalnst the ferrhoat. and Capt.
had ben attending her, received a tele- Hardy of the Mailt" wii" unable to avoid
h'hone call from tier about In A. M., nnd
went t" hei home She had bee n suffer-
lug fnun angina pci'torK he said, and
! h...l hint nnoilie-p attack. He Heated her
,,iul rctutni d to his otllce Upon arriving
, there he received word that ehe had died.
The fihvsUiau lepottcd the death nt. from
aural eaii"c" and a burial certificate
i)r Kenvon .Mrs. It illev said, had l f n
,. i0iiei-l "liv .Mrs. King as her ee,ui..r
i Tlw tll,.tr .m ,. widow s estate was
...,..,,,., ,. ,11,1 ,,ot .,. eve that Me
h.nl more than JS.OOO or JvOi.i. In this
view he was confirmed by John J
Quencer of 277 Kroadway, the woman's
An autoi-y "111 be held to-d.iv
BOSTON BROKER HELD HERE.
I.. T. Aiirrliai'h Clinritecl Willi Hft.l,
:tllll stock Tliefl.
l.oul" T Atterbach, a btnker, living at
3.'2 West liiith street, was arrested at
2ls Vet Korty-sis'oud street yesterday
on a bench warrant Issued last mouth i
In llewtoti charging turn with the l.tr
cenv of stock" valued at $35,300
i, i, iirr'esie.d In
2 I.oui" T Auer
Nevv Yen k to-il ty !
l.crcenv of stocks'
,.h.cri:ed with the
.. 1 .., :;r,.:iim, formerly omlucteil
Thomas W l.nw-ou, won snnsi'ipieiiii-
floated the "lock
Aiierbach made an assignment In ll'IO
to Arthur P. Kieiich. a lawj.'f, and
turned over to him stock ecrtlllc.itei for
thousands 01 suau s 111 me minimi;
Mines svnillcate, a iloldtleld proposition
Two years later, according to the Indict -
nient. Atteibach stole these certitlcatcs
1 from Krench's office Mr.
from Krench's office Mr. 1-reach s.ii.i
' to-night that the shales wete vvoi tlib "s.
Kill that the sliati'S wete worinie'ss.
Auerbach's cre.litot" ".nil ine lost
about Jtn.mi" tluough hi" failure', but
lid not pre their complaint been 11 e
be had promised to pa up Ibeently
they set about having nun arresion
SUIT TO KEEP WATER PURE. 1
Kllltnu nt Vlohienle Hill forces
It lee All licnl to Court.
The legislature having infused to
consider the iiiimsuics Introduced by
Senutor Wagner for the 1ctnov.1l of the
Mohati"lc State Hospital and tho New
York State Training School for Hoys
from the Creitou watershed, Corporation
Counsel Hardy Intends to pie. tho suit
for an Injunction begun last November,
by which It I hoped that further work
on these two Institutions can be stopped.
At the lime tho stilt was started the
Attorney-! icneral asked tor an ad
journment to give the Legislature a
chance) to protect the itv by removing
the Institutions. It was nevoullngly
Mlpulat'-d that either side should not
move In the matter until the Legislature
"Tho Legislature has acted- adverse ly
lo the. city-and I shall theiofore bring
the caso on at once," said Mr, Hardy
Ho must give ten days notice to the
Attorney. Ueneral. II will be contended
that the revenues of tlm Ity will bo
cm tailed by the pollution of Its drinking
water and that by polluting the supply
tin' Stain Is depriving the city of Its
property without due process of law
Fits the knot nf it four-ln- hand
or Ihixv jK-rt'i-ctly, 2 or 25c.
Claett, Pcubotljr & Co., Inc., Makers
Dr. Walte Is 29 years old. Ho was
graduated from tlte dental college of the
University of Michigan in tho spring ','
1909. Subsequently lie took a years
course In dentistry nt tho University of
Clasgow and then, he told Judge Svvann,
went to South Africa for several years,
where he made $2.",000 and Invested In
two farms in British Kast Africa. These
farms are now In charge of a foitmati
He married Clara ljulse Peclt In
Orand Kaplds on September 9, 191.", the
I lev. Dr. Wishart performing tho cere
mony. On January 1. 1913. Dr. nnd
-Mrs. Walte took an apartment at the
Coliseum, at Klverslde Drive and 110th
street. At the; time of the marriage,
Judge Swanti was Informed, Dr. and
Mis. Walte received a present of $0,000
from Miss Peck, her aunt, who lives at
the Park Avenue Hotel.
Dr. Walte was arraigned In the York
villa pollen court yesterday charged
with violating the ntltotubolle speed law.
A policeman at Madison avenue nnd
Fifty-ninth street decided on Tuesday
afternoon that Dr. Walte was driving too
fast. In court Dr. Walte declined to nd
mlt the charge and the case was post
poned until to-day.
SOUND LINER MAINE
The Clinton. Veteran of I lie
Civil War, Victim of East
The venerable -errjbo.u Clinton of
the Union Feny Company, which etved
her country a the United Statea steam
ship Commodore Morris In the civil war.
was badly bumped In the Kast Klver
yesterday afternoon by the Fall Klver
L'.ne steel steamship Maine. Her rails
were ilppcel off and a section of the
cabin on the pott quarter was gouged
out, but she will Is" able to continue her
long and honorable career after tepilr
costing about $1,200 are made. The able
lodled Maine wasn't hint it all, and
procee-ded on her way to New Haven
nfter a few minute elelay.
Shortly nfter the Maine, carrying
about a dozen pa.enger nnd a big
cargo of fielght, left Pier 2S on the
Manhattan shore, the Clinton poked her
no-e out of the Fulton streot slip, llrook-
Im, nnd started for Fulton street. New
A heavy edib tide wa running
Maine went south of
I what happened. The shatp nose of the
i Meumhli slhed Into the old lighter's
woodwork aft and made a nice pile of
. The tooting of tlie histle Mil red the t
I 1,1,10,1 Patrolman llcgstcd and hi
' -rew on Harbor A's launch No. 3. then
I rrulsliig off the navy yaid Iisiklug for
1 excitement, and tl y eent the launch
' lng"lde the ferrylm.it In Jig time. As
'"""' "f ,'" f,-w tigers aboard were
hurt, the marine inlice had little to do
I i.xee-pt dig up eli tal' ; of tho smash for a
teport in hciiliiuai ers,
Theie were twelve teams on the ferry-
mat ami two or three horses were
th own off tlnir balance, tint they soon
Cap:. Iledcll, Mipcrlmriiilctit of the
Union Kerr Company, Ordered the Clln
to'i out of cominl"-liin and sent her to
Hie repair docks at the foot of Atlantic
The Maine .102 7 feet long and was
built at Wilmington. I)e in l :! The
Clinton was bull' in this city In 1S62.
I'lve Per l ent, em Preferred nnd III
on Common Voted.
K.cks . W'e.itherbee. president ,.f
Arnold, I'on-i.ilil,. Co. announce.! v...
' t'rday the voting of the tlrst dividend
1 ' 10 ineieruil anil ,UKi,ll(lu In com-I
' mon stock. The dividend, which will
he paid April I. will be of r, per cent. I
on the prefmed and In fur cent, on1
tin- common stork. Net earning for'
; me etlrieiit quaiter tile at the rate of
I f,:t ner cent on Hie comm.,,, se..i.
1 Mr. Wi atherbee said v etei dav that r
, t,nt(. (iinsi.il.i,. r.i ceiinietv' ' ,
UK pr, prosperity, th.it Its html.
no!) ,,,,,, ,.,eased 0n per cent, lver
t, sa.n e period last ear and that the
,mi00k was blight
Dr. Anna H. Shaw
school teacher, preach
er, lecturer, ordained
worker among the poor,
and President of the Na
tional American Wo
man's Suffrage Associa
tion, Dr. Anna Shaw
has told her own life his
tory in an astonishing
human document. It is
the record of an un
usual, brave, active
American woman whose
experiences could not be
Mint' Itniek lleinitliiienl
Main I liinr, aim si Hear.
Herald Sciviaie v vv YeirU
Folks Says Also That He $nz.
jested Strong's .Nnine
TKLI.S OK ALHAXY T.UK
Homer Folks, secretary of th StA'n
Charities Aid Association, w ,0 n,,.
spent a large part of his time Is t
ness chair at the charities he,irh:s an.
sworlng questions about tli o.rell,
"charity tiust," acknowledged yotirit, c
that he suggested to (iov. U'hltniiti t .
name of Commissioner Ctiarle
Strong as the man to conduct t ie in
qulry now going on at tho Hir a-
The appointment of Cjminl"mnr
Strong has been crltclsed be l'at'i
William H. Kartell of SS. Pe" r ,i,
Paul's Church, Hrooklyn, In Iv.s p.i.n
finiccs iiiuieniuN enej in ve-ntiKai ,un. .eii
Kolks was chary at Hist ot glv 1 g 1
details of ills conference with tlie r v.
ernor relating to the report ot tne c'.i
ties situation made by Comim"Mo
Kingsbury, explaining that he ,1 .1 tr.t
know how far th conversation w is ro.
After Commissioner StrotiR aimoun, r
that he was Inquiring about the o
verentton on his own rrsponsiblll y t.
witness said that It was t.ov. Wiatmun
who proposed the Investigate Mr
Kolks admitted that lie had submits
names to the clovernor for the Comm 1
sloncrshlp, among them that of Mr
Strong. It was not the tlrsl tune t
had discussed npisJlutmctits to:;t i,r
Mr. Kolks added.
William 11. Ilotcliklss, counsel trr M,
Kingsbury, introduced an. .illl.la.
Frank L. Polk substantiating the tat
mony of Mayor Mltchcl that tho i.r,
Thomas M. Mulry and Knbert W. Ifet -berd
of the State Hoard of Chnrlt
threatened Mr, Polk, then Corputatto
Counsel, with an Investigation of i. ..
Charities Department unless the cn.ire-.
against Mrs. Mary C. Dunphy. u!.er
Intendent of Kanilall's Island, nrrt
In Mr. Polk's allldavlt it wa- si,,,,,
that Mr. Mulry and Mr. Hehbet.l n
claimed any Intent of menace t . r
words at the conference on M.r 1 5!.
Ilil5, but that Mr. Poll; Interpreted t" r
rematks as threatening In hit rep.it t
the Mayor later. Ten clays alter
Mayor, according to his testlmnn. . r.t
word to the visitors to "go ah id an I
investigate" a bill was Introduced I'"
the Legislature for such a purpo-
William Khlnelander Stewir', r'' -dent
of the State Kourd of Clurlt,-.
took the stand to give his Idea of t
pluase "charity trust," Instaiic "g M
Kusell Sage and Kockefeller I. un.i
Hons as hypothetical members of su .
a combination. He added that lie hut
nex-er heard of these tiodles combinlnj
or exercising any undue Influen e i v.r
charities supervision and legislation
The hearing will continue at 10 o I '
COLUMBIA GUARDS THE BAR.
I. an- Modcntu of )artleiahl
111 hire Are Dropped From Hull.,
Columbia I." taking steps to keep ci
of the legal profession men whose i'm
acter and ethics nro Inconsistent v '
the standards of the profession, ue.'or.
Ing to Dean Harlan K. Stone, of the law
school, who said yesterday that i"
five years he has been at the hc,erl '
the law faculty at least two stu b "'
who had satisfactorily completed course
had been denied degrees and hal'
dozen more had been advised to kav
Dean Stone said that In inativ .
It was practicable to steer a pr --p- '.v
lawyer whose ethics did not appea' '
lie of the best away from the picfc.
bi'fore lie had rec eived his legal tr.e e
"In such a cia-e," said the eb c "
student I" called Into tlie mf ,. a
I" told that Columbia would h ' 4
better on without lilm. lie 1- ui..
too that he should not go Into the ' n a
In order that this rway have iff. 1
notify the Har Association and the
aoter committee in New fork S'.ete 1
also the bar examiners of every s.' 1
In the Union."
We've ammunition enough
to "strike" the right note for
every man's Spring overcoat.
And have lots to "spare"
for Spring suits.
Overcoats -- trim-looking
dark oxfords and blacks,
some silk-lined to the edge,
some with braid trimming.
1 Coats cut on freer lines,
handsome mixture coats silk
lined through the shoulders
All sizes from youth"-' .52
chest to big men's extra l-cs
Spring overcoats. SKS to
Everything men .'tml bm
ROGERS PKKT COMPANY
' Boaeiwav Hi
tit Uth St "Thr ,et - s"
' Broadway Cornet s" 1- t
nt Warren ' 1 '
fttNt t't'lVcti .-UK I ri . '
inimiiuiiu o pel i "0. !
i The Sunday Sun i-