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"THE SUN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1916.
, WILSON CONSIDERING
WARNING TO KAISER
gtninir Nt to Berlin Govern
incut on the U-Boat Pledge
A HAM A CASK IX POINT
T S. Contends Vessel's Status
Must Be Presumed ns
TI.iiiniitos Dee. S. President Wll
tcn Is ssrlotisly considering the tleapatci
of a nrnlni note to Uermany with ref
tnnct to the pledge which the Herman
Government has mnilo to the United
States loniernlng methods of submarine
waif.-irr. Tills became known to-night
foilnuliiR the r.iblnct meeting.
Perietnry Lansing declined, ns usuil,
to make any comment, but the t-tatcinerl
If made authoritatively that the sltua
iinn tin iio' reached a since where It
may be necessary for this Government to'
risen an umicrstanainR wttn Hcrr.f.
ever the Interpretation which German
lubatlne eommnnilcrs are giving to th.i
As stated In The Sun to-day, the Get.
man note with reference to the sinking
of the passenger steamer Arabia la re
garded as lnvotvltiK a direct Issue over
the rlishts of nn armed merchantman on
the hlsli sens. It was said at the State
Department that the 1'nlted States In
lit.' and will Insist that the status of
,esels encountered by a warship on the
h'ch reas must be presumed to be that
of a peaceable merchantman until cor
clujle eUdonce proves the contrary,
Sei'ietary Lansing has insisted thai
(Icrm.iiiy had no light under Interna
tional law to presume that such a ves
sel .m an auxiliary warship and to act
on that presumption. Anii jIr j,an,r)?
declared significantly to-day that the
position of the United States on thf.
submarine Issue had not changed alnco
the time of the Sussex attack.
otllclals of the State Department said
that the whole submarine issue as af
f.ctcil by Germany's Interpretation of
the pledge might be dealt with In one
communication from this Government.
Bo far no definite decision has been
readied. It Is said, but the original Idea
of this Government to treat each case
HiMMlcly has been apparently aban
doned because of the Increasing serious
ness of the situation.
All reports which reached the State
Department to-day added to rattier than
decreased the concern of the Govern
ment. "The status of the situation does
"it warrant undue excitement," accord
ing to one Cabinet member, "but it Is
nemtheless rapidly assuming a dis
Secretary Lansing learned officially
to-day that the Uritlsh steamer Marina,
which was sunk without warning- and
with the loss of six American lives, was
not requisitioned by the British Ad
miralty nor was she under charter, and
that she was entitled to the Immunities
of a peaceful merchantman. This dis
poses of the German defence that the
vessel was understood to be an auxiliary
fount von Bernstorff Is understood to
b!lte that the. Marina waa formerly in
the Ilrltish Admiralty service, and that
therefore, the German submarine com
mander was Justified In regarding her as
an auxiliary warship, especially as Uer
many had never been Informed that the
veoel hail ugaln become an ordinary
If It Is proved that the Marina was
formerly In the Admiralty service and
manned by a navy crew under orders to
attack German naval craft the German
defence will be based on Secretary
Lansing's own statement that "a vessel
encaged Intermittently In commerce and
under a commission or orders of its gov
eminent Imposing a penalty. In pursuing
and attacking enemy naval craft, pos
sesses a status tainted with a hostile
purioe which It cannot throw aside or
assume at will."
It li because this Issuo may be In
ToHed that the Marina case Is regarded
as los serious than that of the Arabia.
In the latter case a passenger ship with
women and children nboard was attacked
without warning. The case tands out
an apparent violation or the Ameri
can pledge and considered in ronnectlon
with the other cases makes the whole
situation look more grave.
Hoth the President and Mr. Lansing
are desirous of si (fug the German Gov
ernment every opportunity to have a fair
heating in nil cases Involved, hut the
German explanations in the Marina and
Arabia rases are regarded as very weak.
They are, In fact, very similar and al-nio-t
Identical with the original explana
tion which Germany made after the Sus-
srv attack namely that the suDtnarme
commander by the paint on the vessel,
the course she was taking, Ac, presumed
she uas a transport or an auxiliary war
hip. PALERMO REPORTED SAFE.
CsMottrnin Sn .Mistake ' Made
limit Torpedoed Mhlp.
Boston, Dec. s. A cablegram assert
trg that It was the steamer Cltta dl
Palermo, and not tho Palermo, that was
tir,ii,loed off the Spanish coast on Vc-W.rit'--
., was received hero to-day.
Hie mewagc came to Robert A. Bolt
i"o , marine underwriters of this city,
from their business correspondents In
A local underwriters were heavily In
teiesied In the Insurance of the I'aler
'ion e.irgo mid were not concerned In
tlie other vessel, they made special ef
f 'tts to obtain confirmation of the Lon
1o' teport, but had received no definite
n at the business closing hour.
Tim ritta di Palermo, an Hal
Li w e of 1 Mi tons, has been In ser-
r ,i tueeu llucnos ,yres and Genoa,
Tli,. - lermo, a much larger steamship,
' Italian registry, was bound from
Nm York to Genoa.
The Our neighbor,
Lord & Taylor Brcntano's,
Book Shop who has al
ready had more experience
in bookselling than we
shall probably ever have,
lias discovered Sir Hugh
(.'lilVord, and suggests that
ve advertise his new book
f Malay stories, "The
I trther Side of Silence,"
Wc wish we knew how to
i it efFcctivclv, but Brcn
1 i'io's, or the people in our
ip, will be glad to tell
ti about h;m and his
'I llv .
DuukUday Page & Company
WORK OF AMBULANCE
CORPS IN FRANCE SEEN
Pictures Shown at, Benefit
Performance in Strand
The benefit at the Strand Theatre yes
terday afternoon for the maintenance of
the service corps of the American" Am
bulance was a patriotic demonstration, a
social event of Importance nnd a per
formance for charity. Scarcely any
event could be better calculated to ce
ment the friendship between France and
America than tho showing for the first
tlmo in public of pictures of the some
times heroic work In tho relief of the
wounded performed by Americans at the
The films have been shown privately
before In the home of Mrs. V. K. Van
derbllt at Newport, but they were first
shown to the public yesterday through
the courtesy of Mrs. Vanderbllt, Miss
Anne Morgan and Miss Elisabeth Mar
bury. The pictures graphically Illus
trate the work done by the American
drivers. There nre many touching
scenes In the handling- of the wounded
and there Is some comedy also. as. for
instance, wncn the French "pollu." at
tempt to give "Carmen" In the trenches.
German shells are seen bursting within
n few hundred feet of the Improvised
The pictures which excited the greatest
Interest, however, showed the laughing
countenances) or young- American avia
tor who have slnco been killed In the
service of Franco. There were many
friend of the dead aviators In the audi
ence. Mile. Dorzlat read poems In French
nnd Kngllsh nnd auctioned the auto
graph letter of Sarah Bernhardt ex
pressing her legret at not being able to
appear. Miss Ituth Draper appeared In
a dramatic little war sketch called "Vive
la France," Cooper Cllffo read a war
poem, Georgo Wharton Pepper rif Phila
delphia made the Introductory address
ana l-.iniei hronmiin acted as stage
manager and announced that the benefit
had realized $10,000 for tho fund. Mine.
Berlin of the Operu Comli'tie sang the
Fifty young debutantes att'.rcd In
h rench peasant costumes sold pro
WAIXIS ESTATE $762,224.
Christopher's llospltnl Hrneflta
tn Kxtrnt of stMT.ID.'t.
Harrison Pownal Wallls, who died In
a hospital at Mlneola November 14,
1915, and was a member of the firm of
Ualch. Price & Co., left u gross estate of
T6:,22l.69. of which JCT5.3tS.C4 Is net.
The appraiser's report, tiled yesterday In
Brooklyn, tlxes for the first time the ex
act amount, 1ST. 103, which Mr. Wallls, a
bachelor, left to St. Christopher's Ilos
pltal for Babies. The gift to St. Chris
topher's was the only charitable bequest.
Half the estate went to friends and
Mr. Wallls lived tit 23 Plerrepont'
street. Ills bank deposits amounted to
$1!U.700.-S, and his Interest in Balch,
Price & Co., Is appraised at $446,000.
WILLS AND APPRAISALS.
ItOIIUIIT U IDK. illrd .May to. linn;
net estate, tilt.ll'.' Mrs. l.l.ilU U Mr.
whtow, received I'll !''! ami live brothers
anil sisters each loo A.sets Included
Interest as special partner In tirokerag
(Inn nt J. It. VI llston A. Co. appraised at
MItH. Klt.VM'I.-' It i!ltlr.NVoot. died
July II. It'll, net e-tnte. rJVIH Lmiib
ilen Greenwood, hu.b'ind. reeetvs.l t .T.i.rT4 ,
Kstherlne l.yon and Wllll-im II. I.)un, son
nnd daiithtor, e.u h M.ii."s
JOHN V. ilt'TI.KIt. died January "O.
10111: net estate. I'.Ma.Tt". Mrs. Josephine
K. Hutler. widow, beneficiary As.ets In
elude 1 membership In l'.iii.i,ated Htoik
Exchange, sTimi, and ll'H shares stock of
t.k.. if 1l,ttl-r ln, firtnrnl ,1 tit SCO t.'ll.
L-tiH'lllll f- -.1ITII .Mm.I Mjii 7. Ullll: I
net'r.tate. tw.i.i:'.'.. George it, Smith and
lohn T .-smith, brother., equal l.enetu-l.irls..
Th u-tVa.ue'nf iprf.lriitv ffUy ; IntrmU
::;Wu X W'.7M
nnr-thlril Inten-.t In His whole. le rnnfre.
tlnnery business nt l.H Greenwich .treet.
St. rHH, 111. I liniei ll"ner imsiiirs-
tlflied by ileceilsnt'. father was loinlui'tea
tn nioilltle.l form bv dee. lent and hl brnthrr
since the death nf their father. They have
slven ui the mamifni lure of candy, but
the bu.lnesn i eontliiu.-il fr sentimental
iMinni, It I. s.ilil In an aRldavIt of John
T. Hmltli. an mlnilnltrator of the estate,
and no urodt lia been mails for a number
I of vmrs. The lamest liolillug or stock was
'siTliolo In I'lielpi. 1)(hIb Co..
I HIlltllLttr A. Si'ltKKTCU ille.l Septeni-
I... f 11,11 r, r 1 a-tilt-. I.VJ7. 1 "S Mr..
Vlvlsn Straus Seheftel, widow, received u
life Interest In (."'J4.IUH: ten Institutions re.
reived i-asll bequests nf tZT.n earll. .Asset,
tm tiidul .He lnur.inre, ftMi.llti. .locks and
bonds. l4..".ftT. d'- edenfs Interest In firm
nf .1 S. Iiarhe Si i'o. tl7,i-.ii. decedent's
seat In New Vnrk, Stock llxrhanre, was
ppral.ed at l.lsin At the death nr re.
marrlure of Mrs, Vivian Straus Srheflel
the estate r-Tes to Herbert A. Sllieftel
and Stuart Straus Seheftel, sons,
Uvo w. aad nt WW "'
Liberty Nt I a ;H m.
Arrive lull I more 1 t'. '
Washington - Hip. ni
Itrturnltix Ji-nv W i.liltwioti II on i, in,
Sivnre tleUrli and mnl reservlliin l anv or tin- rollimlna Tl.-kt-t tlfllitts 1 3711
llroilw.v, 7 I'ortliinut NI.. M.I. '17't. Ins. HISS, LIU, 2171, '.mim llnmdway. 3J.1 firth
Ave.. 4 V, IJ.'itli NI , 4 Court (,, llrouklyn, ind NUIIdii foot Liberty Nt, und foos
West S.'ld NI.
U. BCOr r, fnral Klrn Pussenier Aienl. IJ7H Broadwajr, New Talk
Telephone, Madison Hqiuru ;it)Jil.
WOMAN THE STAR
AT GORRIGAN TRIAL
Audience Thought T. It. Would
Be, but His Services Were
SAYS BOOK FIltM KNEW
Wife of Author Witnessed
Conference With Vice-President,
Although Col. Itoosevelt failed to up
pear as a witness yesterday nnd stir
things up a woman witness put ginger
Into the trial of the 1200.000 llbed suit
which Magistrate Joseph II Corrlgan Is
bringing against the Ilobbs-Mcrrlll Com
pany for publishing "God's Man." She
was the former wife of George Bronson
Howard, author of the book.
When It was made known that the
Colonel was expected to be a witness the
air In the courtroom Immediately seemed
to have, a higher electric potential. But
the spectators were disappointed, ns the
Colonel, who was quite willing to appear
as a character witness for the Magis
trate, was to be called only If attacks
were made on the Judicial reputation. Ho
when tho trial was adjourned the Magis
trate went to tell the Colonel he would
not he needed, and the Colonel settled
down again to lambasting mollycoddles.
She, now Mrs. Margaret Savllle of
Port Jefferson, U I., when called to the
stand before Supreme Court Justice
Goft by Henry W, Arnold, attorney for
the Magistrate, stated that she was Hy
ing with Howard In a ottage near Port
Jefferson during the summer of 1015
when he waa putting the last coat of
thought on the novel, In which "Magis
trate Comlgan" Is so described that he
could never Is mlstnken for the hero.
Just before last Christmas, nbout
three months after the Isjok had made
Its debut, Mrs. Sayvllle said, she went
with Howard to see John J. Curtis, vice
president of the publishing firm, about
getting some royalties for the reform
work by Howard, whose book was pub
llclv mentioned as being "needed to
shock the city Into mendlns Its ways."
It was when Attorney Arnold icil
her to relate what the two men laid In
the oltlce at .14 1'nlon Square that Mrs.
Savllle first appeared as a hostile v.'.t
ness toward everybody. She refused tb
state the conversation, saying crlspl"!
"Frankly I haven't been given :i fair
deal In this case, and for that reus in I
do not care to say what Mr. Cur.ls or
Mr. Howard said. I want to talk to
Mr. Curtis first."
Justice Goff wouldn't allow anv conference-
in court no matter how prlv.-.ie.
between a witness for the plaintiff and
ti member of the defendant company.
and having been admonished respectfully
but firmly to tell her story sho said that
Howard asked Curtis what ho would do
If Judge Corrlgan brought a libel suit.
She said :
"Mr. Curtis remarked that it wou!d
sell the book and be better for It.'1
Tills testimony was considered by tho
plaintiff's counsel to be In line w;lth his
contention that the publishers knew
when "God's Man" was published that
Its author had torrid feelings toward
When Vice-President Curtis of the
publishing company was put on the
stand he said he didn't remember seeing
Howard In Pecember last, and though
he had some dealings with the then Mrs.
Howard concerning royalties he couldn't
tlx tin date nor recall whether she ap
peared In person, lie denied that Judge
Corrlgan or n libel suit was ever men
tinned between them, and said that until
the suit he had never heard of the Mag
istrate or Jefferson Market Court, though
he had lived here fifteen ear.
A deposition from Treasurer Merrill
I ml., was read to tnn
Jurv ln wilch lie said the book concern
I : literary HKelit ami dmr.irtrrlz(M
' lu'V'".!;. Ut far. Memhard,.
UMll WllM lepresonted as sponsoring the
novel through the press.
sitrnus Depots Serve '.Olin.
The Nathan Straus pasteurized milk
depots cared fov '.'.Onii babies through
out the year, J.50ii during the summer,
nnd only one of them was lost by death.
Advance in price is an assurance to
the smoker that tho uniform high stand
ard or thin famoun I0r. Cigar will he
maintained. Factory, Manchester, N. H.
are new names given to the trains
formerly known as the "Royal
Special" and "Royal Limited," run
ning between New York and Wash
ington in five hours. These trains
are the nation's pride, hence the
change in names. All-
rf Aal i.r' U llio kinluni
' standard Coaches, Pullman
r rarior -ars ana UDservation
Cars. The Dining Car Service
is worthy of special mention.
"Capitol Special" will leave
York forty minutes later than
heretofore. The "National Limited"
will arrive New York fifteen minutes
Effective December 10
I.esvo W '.''dHt :i..V)p, m.
" Liberty HI. .. 4 .1X1 p. in.
Arrive II illinium . H.otip. m.
W a-lillitf tun , tl 1)0 p. in,
Iti tiirnlnitliMVit l avlilnittoii. '.Map. in.
" arrive .New Vnrk 7 1.1 p.m.
WAX SAYS THOUSAND
WOMEN WANTED HIM
Not Boasting, of Course, but
He Just Couldn't Help
MOVIES NOW AFTER HIM
Apncnrs Disappointed When
Any One Fails to Identify
Him as Oliver.
You may take It from Charles II. Wax,
alias Oliver Osborne, that "thousands of
women" have proposed to him. He
doesn't boast about It. of course. It so
.happens that he can't help attracting
Watching Wax in the Federal Building
every afternoon Is better than taking a
correspondence course In courtesy. The
little attentions that women note grate
fully all come as second nature to him.
Turning to the stenographer taking testi
mony in tho office of Assistant District
Attorney Iloger B. Wood, he said yes
terday In that barytone of Ills:
"The first Impression Is always the
lasting and the true one."
Naturally that made the stenographer
nsk what primary Impression sho had
made on tho heart of Wax.
"I think you aro a charming and
It Is quite likely Wax said that In ex
actly the same tone to a girl In Wash
ington State or In the Phlllnnlncs. but
how are the women going to check up
on mm 7 The stenographer Just tittered
As Wax said yesterday. In helping an
other woman on with her overcoat, "It's
the little things that count."
Mkra the Xotorletj-.
Thus far the dally reception In the
Federal Building hasn't lost Its zest for
Wax. When somebody falls to Identify
lilm as Oliver, he does his best to re
fresh thot persons memory. Seemingly
he doesn't want anybody to withhold
from him any of the notoriety that Is
Oliver's. Speaking tot notoriety, the
movies nre after Wax. Mr. Wood
walked Into the otllco of 1'nlted States
Attorney Marshall yesterday afternoon
and announced that fact.
Well." said Mr. Marshall, tilting back
States Assistant District Attorney, who
It. Mm j.lmlf tinil -mnbln,- r.flp,'l Ivpll-. "f I U..eHPA.1 Tl.n 1.- r. 11 r-.ntittii ! f! l.nlllni
don't see how we are going to stop them. ,,o ss'ev.il,. president, against' who,,, tho '"ffiJe,! ,ha the
If he wants to earn a little money. I foreclosure was directed by the New "V,,,, amH-ar In
suppo,e he can. Hut not here Let I, In, Vnrk Uf(.. , ,. m(1IP , noO.OOO r' .I"'""., ' u, lre b
do It up at the Tombs If be likes." , foreclosure judgment, for the , ""' ';""-. - ;' " uires but
An unexpected visitor yesterday was I ,, ,lw , ,,,. NVw Vork Life, with h; ' '1' f. ,r " d
William L. Weimde, a former L'nlted ... ,, ini. i2.44 4.Ml. ' lU.trter I ml letters Mr. M"Pw
dropped in on otner uusniess, nut "i" Woitli about J l.onn.iloo. The city ns
ran against Wax in Mr. Wood's room. , M,,PH t nt nt,ut 2,SOO,000.
"I know you." said Wax. smiling and t
offering his hand with the friendliness of
a hotel greeter. Mr. Wemplc lookeil Ills
astonishment, and then said the prisoner
mut have been Joking with him.
"Oh, no, I'm quite serious nbout It,"
said Wax. "I came to se you In this
building In 1911."
Facts BroiiKht Out.
Then It developed that In that year
Wax had been accused by a wonian,
said to be tho Miss X. who was brought
Into the Investigation early this week,
of swindling her out of several hundreds
of dollars. Wax Just dropped In on
Mr. Wemple to explain away that un
pleasant aspersion on his character. Mr.
Wemple told him, not without regret,
that the Federal authorities! had noth
ing against him then, and Wax de-
parted with a light heart, expressing the
hope tint some day he would bo better
acquainted with the gentlemen In the
Federal District Attorney's oltlce. lie
was operating under the name of Bay-
mond at that time, and according to As-
-'slant District Attorney Samuel Her-
shensteln posed tm a Government officer.
fii-irui ii.j.vw ,u- ..............
Mioinir man '";"
Was Cl.llllieil li.v lilt- imi-uu-i ........
'acquaintance. 1 us ' "
; n-M hotel vv I
1 teren. i-upp
...... - -
here Oliver Osborne tegts-
failed to Identify Wax as
J Founded 1826
U ' 38th Street
The Chesterfield, tailored to
Lord & Taylor standard, has a
dignity of set and a grace of line
in keeping with the characteristics
of the eminent English gentleman
whose name it bears. Is is a Coat
of distinction for "The Avenue"
a Coat which in fabrics, cut and
finish will be accorded lasting ap
preciation by Men of punctilious
tastes in dress.
The materials are fine Cheviots
and Meltons, in dark Oxford gray
or black. The Coats are lined
throughout with Skinner's satin
and finished with collars of silk
Other Overcoats, n complete range of models
and fabrics $22.50 to $65.00
Lord & Taylor Suits
$20.00 to $40.00
Weaves, patterns and styles
that have had an important in
fluence in determining the vogue
or the present Winter season.
Ttae Tamer's companion, although Mr.
Wood gave him every opportunity. For
stveral minutes the painter studied the
faces of the men lined up with Wax and
then gave It up. Mr. Wood Insisted on
his trying again, but with tho same re
sult. Then the Assistant District At
torney suggested that I,app talk with
every man In the room, so ns to find out
whether he would rccognlzo the prisoner
by his voice. Ijpp worked through to
the end of the lino without halting be
Mr. Wood gave It up then, and asked
Wax whother he could Identify Itpp.
This the prisoner did eagerly, and strove
to make the painter recall the circum
stances of the meeting In the hotel. Lapp
refused to admit he knew the prisoner.
NEW YORK LIFE BUYS
MADISON SQ. GARDEN
Makes the Only Hid, 82,000,.
000, Two Other Interests
Being Wiped Out.
Diana Is not going to stop shooting
stnrs from her pinnacle atop the Madi
son Squaro Garden tower, nnd the old
Garden Is not coming down to make
room for more big loft buildings nt
least not yet. Protecting Its Interest In
the property represented by a mortgage
loan of J3,C00,000, the New York Life
Insurance Company bought in the
Garden yesterday at foreclosure salo on
n single bid of l:000.000.
None of the rent estate operators,
poultry dealers or sporting promoters
who had indicated that they would bid
for the property appeared nt the sale in
the Vesey street salesroom, nnd when
Bryan I,. Kennelly ns auctioneer put the
question. "Wnat inn I offered?" I'd-
waul I, Deviln, manager of the real
estate and mortgage department of the
New Voik Life, made the only bid.
Perhaps the most Interesting feature
of the sate was the wiping nut of an In
terest In the property amounting to
Ur.O.iiOD held ns it second mortgage by
Tbomati W Joyce, who Is connected with
the banking house or J. P. Morgan &
Co. This amount was part of the pur
chase price which the Mndlson Square
Garden Company permitted to remain
as a mortgage when It sold the prop
erty t,o the F. A: 1. Company In 1S12.
It wns expected mat tne .iiorgan in.
terests would proteet their loan.
far as could.be learned nobody was at
the auction room csterday to represent
them. But their loss Is not the only one
T(lp (jiiri)P generally Is thought to be
EMERGENCY SUBWAY EXITS.
Public -er-.lcr Commission Order
The Public Service Commission, fol
low lug nppruv.il of plans submitted by
Flte Commissioner ltobert Adatnson. or-
ilereil tne interisirougn iiapiu ni
Company yesterday to Install additional
the recommendations made by the com
mlslon for the added safety of subway
passengers following the subway 11 el
dent at Fifty-third stteet and itroadway
In Januaiy. 1915. will be completed or
I under construction
I Among the other I ecominetidatlons
hmcIi i-ither have ieu i.irrled out or .ire
.,... i.-i,.- riiniiil.t.-il ui-re for the in-
Mtal!atlon of a complete and separate)
.,.,,,, sste-n. the Installation of .111
j Hi,tc-iciulciu lighting sstem throughout
the subwav to be lled In tin- event of a
shoit circuit of the main s.vste-u, the in
.,..,, ... l,,,!,..,.,.,!.,,, ,,.., ,,.
,y fr the operation of ventilation fans
.. ...I I..ulll ..r itimr .nit.
- " .''.
ladders nnd stairways rrom tne sui.way " V, ,T. 1 V,!,, vv .r.i
,0,"; """ornr'Mlc'nT1 "M """""" "TaVs" ac " n-. led Mapes.
lXll.,en,,1nT.d,;re installed all of , .Kreder.ck ... Jellirfe Ml
Lord & Taylor
$25.00, $30.00 and $35.00
FOUR JANITORS TELL
OF FREE FOOD JOBS
C'oiillniicrl from First Page.
hour and Is distributed. The driver re
turns later, and If nny of tho bottles arc
still left In the case he is saved con
slderable work. Mr. Kvnns said he dldn t
know how tho system can be changed.
The witness told about nppeals which
are made to milk companies by em
ployees in private houses, hotels, rcs
tnurants nnd saloons with authority to
buy milk for tho purchase of tickets td
parties, halls, &c. He displayed a bun
dle of thirty or more such nppeals. In
the bundle was a Iwokful of tickets for
a raffle on a plush chair which the
compiny had bought.
"We had to tako some chances, no
There were also tickets for an enter
tainment for a mini who had lost a leg
nnd another for a drawing on a gold
piece In n cafe.
Tho witness said that the amount
paid for such tickets as are taken Is put
down on the company's books as 'In
cidental expenses" or "charity."
.lent People Home In C'b.
Mr. Kvnns said that sometimes he at
tended the "receptions" for which he
bought ticket nnd even went to the ex
pense of sending people home In cabs
when there was a storm. Ho recalled
an Instance where he paid for cabs for
thirteen people home from such a gath
ering. He added that such exjienscs are
Incidental to running a milk business
nnd admitted that ultimately they are
paid by the consumer who buys the
A. J. Conklln. In charge of canvassers
for a big milk company on tho K.ist
ui. in i,tuen intth and Thirtieth streets.
i said his concern pays superintendents
anil Janitors or apartments irom ni
to $1 for each customer they get who
buvs n quart of milk. He explained that
the length of n householder's lease enters
Into the price paid.
Thomas J, May, employed by K !.
lowenfels A: Son, egg dealers nt 34S
ttreenwleh street, testified that on Tues
day last he bought a cose of eggs (thirty
dozen), from the State Department of
Foods and Markets, and that the eggs
were not stamp 1 "Cold Storage" despite
the order f Commissioner John J. Dil
lon himself that the eggs should be so
Hkk Wrrr nt Poor UunlMr.
Wlnfleld II. Mapes. a Jobber In butter
nti'l eggs, of 17 Harrison street, bought
in e cases 01 com siuraKt- oisn iivm v
liffe. Wright & Co. of 2S.4 Washington
street on December fi. nnd the cases bore
the same mark as on eggs he bought ill-
according to a New York Mercantile
change teport. tdiowcd that the eggs
wen) "poor quality, no grade, badly
shrunken, thin bodies nnd weak," He
said the five cass contained seven dozen
and ten rotten irgs.
"The Federal law," he added, "allows
one dozen nnd a half bad eggs to a
case, and tho Mercantile Exchange has
a s.mllar rule."
"Then you complain that the Stat
Department of Foods. nnd Mnrkets asks
you to stencil your cases of eggs In two
- " v., ., . n
Inch bMters whl le they ;
many shlppein and acts as commission
merchant also for the Department of
Foods nnd Markets. He said that tho
law otders Jobbers to stamp rases of
eggs with letters two Inches high, and
that he Is not enforced to do this as ho
Is a wholesaler.
The WIckH committee adjourned to
meet next Motility at lit. 30 ., M.
STORAGE EGGS CHEAPER.
Wholesnle Price Drop V-i Cents
it llimrn III Two Ilna.
The wholesale price of cold storage
eggs fell I'- cents a dozen esterday. a
mat an oinciiti aiiiwiiiiiuu nn- i-sr.
O.llMIK'n l uili-IKIlllM'lltci -'in
Greeley 1900 J
39th Street lj
1 1 j
drop of 2H cents In two dayt. Trill
represents a reduction of about 6 cents
n doien since the Hartlgan city egg
boycott started Tuesday, November 28.
Julius D. Mahr, president of the New
York Mcrcantllo Exchange, sent R let
ter yesterday to members of tho ex
change In which ho crltlclted John D.
Dillon, Htato Commissioner of Foods
and Markets. Af tho same tlmo Com
missioner Dillon received a letter from
Harry Dowle, preslent of tho Butter
and Kgg Exchange. In which the ex
change head said that If tho Commls
sloncr Is possessed of any facts showing
corrupt practices chargeable to a mem
ber of that exchange the exchange
stands ready to aid him to enforce a
"Wo are asked to stamp each and
every egg with the words 'cold storage,'
or their equivalent," Mr. Mahr wrote to
tho Mercantllo Exchange members, "and
tho question Is whether It Is feaslblo for
us to do this and whether, If It Is, wo
should observe such regulation. In
answer to this I should say No. We
are adylM-d by counsel that In Issuing
Ills order the wordH 'cold Htorngo' on
each egg Commissioner Dillon has ex
ceeded tho authority conferred on him
SHACKLE TON ON RESCUE TATP.
Giplorer to Kali for Ilos Sea on
Ikjnpon, Dec. 8. Sir Ernest Shackle"
ton will sail from Dunedln, New Zea
land, for Boss Sea on December IS to
rescue the members of hl8 Antarctic ex
.edition marooned there, according to a
Renter's despatch from Wellington. The
explorer will take his nuxlllary ship
The ten men whose rescue Sir Ernest
will attempt are Copt. Mackintosh nnd
nine members of the crew of the Aurora
who were marooned in tho neighborhood
of tho noss Harrier when the ship broke
nway In a blizzard twenty-nno months
ngo. They had only n scanty supply of
provisions at that time and nothing has
been heard from them since.
Important Unrestricted Public Sales
American Art Galleries
Madison Square South, New York
ON FREE VIEW 9 A. M. UNTIL 6 P. M.
To Be Sold at Unrestricted Public Sale
On the Afternoons of December 14th, 15th and 16th
Antique Chinese Porcelains
and Pottery, Jades, Agates, Enamels, Carved
Rhinoceros Horn, Han and Ming Statuettes,
Cloisonne Enamels, Many Beautiful Snuff Bottles
and a few fine old Bronzes,
Being the Important Collection Formed by
Ernest Marsh. J. P., of Haselmore
And Recently on Loan Exhibition at the Public
Muaeum & Art Gallery, Kingiton-Upon-Thamaa.
To which haa been added
Nearly One Hundred
Old Chinese Rugs and Carpets
In desirable sizes and designs
Which are to be cold without restriction by order of the
LONDON HOUSE OF YAMANAKA & COMPANY
llrsi rlptlir llluslralnl Catalogur .Mallrtl on Itrtrl'it of lift) nl,
The Very Important Osborne and Other
Books, Plates, Drawings, Letters, Americana.
To Be Sold at 3 and 8:15 P. M. on Dec. 13th, 14th & 15th
lllilttratrtl Cstnloiuc .Msllrd on llrrrlpl nt llfli On Is.
An Extensive Collection of
Old Velvet, Brocade, and Embroideric. Fine Antique
Lace., Beautiful Old Fans, Antique Tapestries, Ancient
Oak Paneling, a few Pieces of old Furniture and a Remark
able Gros Point Carpet of the Queen Anne Period.
To be sold at Unrestricted Public Sale
On the Afternoons of December 18th, 19th and 20th
By Order of the Well-Known Expert
Arthur Blackborne, of London
i'.lalofu. tnatlrd on receipt or I'lrty Cents
The salea will be conducted by
MR. THOMAS E. KIRBY
.ml Ills a. . I. lain. Mr. Olio llernet, (if
AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION, Managers
tl.tIIMii Si. South tinlranif it K. Street, Ntnv Vurk
1 1 "z:
We have liern lirnrlni; a (Trent ilral nlmui thr now famous "I'rtti
t'nat Spfclnl," from jmmijiIp who iirwr rnmr In rnntai't itli it.
Niiw wp will lirar iilmut Itt'rnm inn lm ns om of tin party
In The New Vnrk Kiriilni; I'nst Sntiirilnr Mupiinr,
Will There Be a Christmas in Europe?
A mijrf-eMInii to Mit-inul the oliM-rwinre of ClirMi'iiis till year U
startllnt; hut rrnil what Simeon Stnmskj, in 'Tn-.t-Impressions,"
has tn say ahoiit It In The New Vork l'.irniiii; I'ost S.ituril.iy
Shades of Tweed!
I'erhaps. ome tiny, eflieienrv In elty poiernmnit will he the rule
rather than the eM'eptlcm hut the impossible seems ahoiit to he
aiTouiillsheil for men are hrlnjj tralnril in eolletre for the ork
In The New York I'.ienliiR Post Snturilny Mnpiine.
Do You Know Hugh Chalmers?
One nf the prratrst falrsinrn In Amerii-a rvplnlm the illlTerence
hetween the art of making things anil the art of sellinp; tlirin in
The New York riling Tost Sntunlav Mapnr.lnr
An Arabian tale by Frances Jenkins Olcott, an article
on child training by Prudence Bradiih, a whimsical
sketch by V. J. Youmani, and the Magazine's depart
ments devoted to the stage, music, art, literature, and
sport, are filled to the fullest with interest.
FIVE CENTS At all the Better Newsstands
Morr Than a NtipaptrA National nilifuli'on.
FATHER WINS 'POOR
LITTLE RICH BOY'
Lawyer Tells of William
Mills Jr.'s Court Fight for
Son Worth J?t,2.-0,000.
The story of a father's success In r;
gaining the affection of a son who had
becomo estranged through peculiar cir
cumstances was told yesterday by Ar
nold O. Schramm, a lawyer, of 27 Will
iam street, after tho Appellate Division
In Brooklyn had handed down a decision
that William Crossman Lee, "the poor
little rich boy," must be returned to a
guardian of his father's choice and sep
arated from n guardian named by the
Few cases of the kind have excited so
much Interest ns the bitter litigation be
tween William Mills, Jr., father of the
fourteeti-ycnr-old boy whose fortune ag
gregates (1,2.10,000, and Thomns Freder
ick lec, the boy's stepfather. Their
struggle for control of "the poor little
rich boy" lias been In the courts nearly
two years, but It Is assumed the decision
rendered yesterday by tho Avpellate Di
vision practlcnlly ends the contest.
Mr. Mills visited his son lnt summer
nt ramp near Batnvia, N. Y, ; taugh.
tho boy how to swim and row, and went
fishing with him, all with the. result
that they beramo fast friends. This
happened whllo Lawyer Schramm was
appealing to tho Appellate Division
against a court ruling that the boy
should be placed In tho control of Mr.
Lee, his stepfather. Yesterday the de
cision favoring the father was received.
Mr. Mills expects to spend Christmas
with his son, nnd a happy party Is beinf
-Saturday Magazine, Book Section, News,