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THE SUN, SUNDAY,
' DECEMBER 81, 19'16.
; JJ. S. AVIATORS IN 115
! MILE WINTER DASH
'.pEight of 12 Machines Mnko
Jblrst N. Y. to Philadelphia
' Squadron Flight.
PNDKK WAR CONDITIONS
filrut. Arthur Coylo Covers
DiHtanco in 1 Hour and 37
Mlns. Two Mishaps.
', riiiioti.riHA, PfC. SO. Tie first
feuadron flight of American nvlalors at
fell comparable to what hnn been nccom
fcllihed toy fljlnc men In the war took
fUcc to-day a 11 S mllo dash In winter
old, under war conditions, between the
tempstead. I,. I., aviation Meld ami the
hltadclphla Navy Yard.
Twelve machines soared from the Long
Island field this morning with the tlier-
nometers registering zero or n bit un-
Jr as soon an they climbed to the upper
llr. Taking a bee line) between New
fork city and Philadelphia, eight of the
iwelve airplanes cama safely to ground
n the Jiavy yard before noon, while
our, for one reason or nnothcr, engine
rouble mostly, were obliged to descend
it points along tlm line of flight.
The best time was made by I.tcut.
(Arthur Coyle of the National Guard of
Hew Hampshire, who covered the die
lance In one hour and thirty-seven min
utes, or almost twice as fast as the best
Pennsylvania trains are scheduled,
fclmt. Coyle flew with Corporal II. H.
Palinon of the First Aero Company of
the New York National Guard as ob
server. - Two Men Coalpit With Ice.
At 11 :34 A. M. the big airplane settled
Pown. upon the navy yard aviation field
oftly as a butterfly lights, and the two
Irnien. stiff with cold despite their
ficavy leather gear and fur coats, needed
the hot drinks that the naval officers had
ready. Both men were coatnd with Ice
and their anna were so stiff that It was
lan minutes beforo free blood circulation
At 11 :40 the airplane, piloted by T. C.
llllman, a flight Instructor, with 8. A.
Blair as observer, camn to earth, and
ve minutes later II. AV. Illakeley. with
II. Reynolds, Inspector In charm nf
the Mlneola aviation station, gave the
tiplookera a real thrill. As Illakeley
Bwooped for a landing the savage wind
get under his goggles, twisted the classes
until his vision was blurred and left him
tfor a moment or two, practically blind.
W"h Uft wing of his machine Just touched
flagpole- 81 feet of the wing went to
pllnters and down came the machine
With crazy gyrations. Luckily It flopped
Into a mudhole and when Blakeley and
Reynolds were pitched out they fell prac
Five Other Machines Arrlre.
The other machines arrived without
fcccldent In the following order: Capt.
J, E, Carberry, Army Signal Corps,
11:S0 A. M. i I.leut. James K. Miller,
tfew York National Ouard, 11 :5I A. M.:
tMsut. U. Osborne, 11 :B3 A. St. : Leonard
Barney, with Instructor Allen, 11:58 A.
M.: Lieut. K. IV. Hainan, with Sergt. K.
X Krauss, 1 :30 P. M.
The four machines that failed to ar
rive at the navy yard met with mishaps
that Interfered with their flights but
caused no Injury to pilots or observers.
. Ueut. Torbert Carolln, with Lieut.
IWheaton as observer, was forced to de
scend nt 11:65 A. M. because of motor
trouble at Deans, N. J., nnd then crashed
Into a fence, smashing both wings of the
machine. Neither man was hurt.
fierrt. E. W. Noyes, with a passenger,
descended at 11:10 A. M. near Mon
tnouth Junction, N. J and will attempt
to pick up he successful flying men this
tnorntng when they start back for
Hempstead. Capt. It. C. Boiling de
scended at Monmouth. Lieut Kilner
"efend John II. Stetson. Jr., abandoned the
IBlEht coon after starting.
Return Flight This Morning.
The return flight from the navy yard
..,lo Hempitead Field will be begun at 9
'.'clock to-morrow morning and every
(tone of the eight here Is confident of com
'fyieting the round trip.
X On the way to this city altitudes of
trom 2.O0O to 5,000 feet were attained.
'Vesta of stabilizers nnd of other device
fa-era made. The general results of the
Mventuroua expedition are said to have
fceen very satisfactory to the Govern
Ignent experts and other squadron flights
'jrltl be attempted In the near future.
!JHG crowd at poultry show.
, 4adreaaa (ilven. by Government
it State Authorities.
The second day of the poultry show
Uat Madison Square Garden yesterday
redrew more people than perhaps the aver-
iT' 5 New Yorker would Imagine could be
Interested In the exhibits save aa ulti
mate consumers. A number of addresses
given by State nnd Government
authorities on poultry raising, J, w,
Klnghome- of the United States Depart
i ment of Agriculture talked on club work.
1 Trot Itoy K. Jones of the Connecticut
, tMate Department anil Trof. James E.
Slice of Cornell University gave ad-
elressea on breeding and egg production.
Illustrated with motion pictures.
The president's cup was won by F, n.
Williams of Naugatuck. Conn., with
twenty-five Wyandotte. Brooklyn pigeon
fanciers jnado practically a. clean weri
In tho record horer pigeon clam, and
everal other awards were made In
various classes. The ahow will bo open
nth Orange Yonng Woman
Bride of Manhattan 3lan,
M1a Margaret Taylor Tohy. daugliter
f Mr. and Mrs. George Panirdy Toby
of Ralston avenue, South Orange, and
George Harold Parder of Manhattan
were -married yesterday afternoon In the
Hillside rresbyterlan Ohurdi, Orange.
The bride's attendants were the Misses
Dorothy Koues,Mnzle Urlnkerhntt.Laureu
Harder. Katharine lllggs and Mrs. Jesse
Metcalf of Nowr York, the Mlssea Bar
bara Boston and Soleste Thlerlot. Mrs.
Frederick Turrell nnd Mrs. Conrad
Berens of the Oranges. A reception
followed the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. John II. Kent nf Clare
nont avenue, Montclalr, N. J have an
nounced the marriage of their daughter,
Wlsa Helen Kent, to Clarenro N, Ham
mel of New Brunswick. The rcreinony
was performed on August 1 In New York
by, the Rev, Arthur H. Shoymore. The
couple were attended by a sister and
hrbther-ln-law of the bride, Mr. and Mrs.
11. T. Kchoonmaker of New York. Mr,
nnd Mrs. Hanmicl will Hvo at 37 Clover
hill place, Montclalr,
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SWANN ACCUSED OF
FRAUD UPON COURT
Continued from First Pag.
Delehanty and announced by him at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon. It was Im
mediately recalled that the only othtr
New York county District Attorney
elected by Tammany, Col, Asa Bird
Gardiner, was removed by a Republi
can Governor Theodore Roosevelt for
misfeasance In ofTlce.
Judge Delehanty had lltfle to add to
his written statements.
"It was my plain duty," hs said, "to
Investigate a condition which. In my
Judgment, required Investigation. 1 am
not Interested In these cases In any
way: my only. Interest Is to see that no
fraud Is practised on the Court of Gen
flnrann Told of Charges.
Mr. Doollng hurried to the District
Attorney's oflKc when he heard what was
up. With him was Assistant District
Attorney Leslie J. Tompkins, who Is a
professor In the law school of New Yora
University. They got Into touch with
Mr. Swann, who was at a New Year's
party, nnd gave him the gist of the Dele
The twenty-seven Indicted persons are
Joseph Miller, Benjamin Cream, Jacob
Goldstein. Max Blgman, Harry or Abra
ham Qoldberg. Thlllp Gussln, Bam
Olazer, Waxy Gordon, alias Harry
Brown and Benjamin Lustlg! Ioult
Wechrter, Samuel Shore, Abraham
Mitchell. Abraham Silver, Sadie Lash
liiRky, Jennie Miller, Abraham Baroff.
Samuel lxsfkowltz, Morris Yulman, Jacob
llalpcrn, Solomon Metz. Harris Klein
mau, Louis Katz, William Tromofsky,
Samuel English, Kullus Woolf. Isldor
Doerner. Morris Stuplncker and Morris
Hired Gangsters In Strike.
In his memorandum Judge Delehanty
tells how acts of violence by gangsters
and thugs In the labor disputes of 1914
were Investigated by the Grand Jury ana
Mr. Breckinridge and many Indictments
were found. One of thera was for the
murder of Hyman Lelbowlti, and the
trial of that nnd two other cases caused
the adlournmcnt of the cases now In
question until Mr. Swann succeeded Mr.
rerklus as District Attorney.
Most of the principals In these rases
are accused of being the labor leaders
who hired the thugs to beat up men and
women who Insisted on working when a
strike was declared and to destroy the
property of employers.
In his letter or resignation, aaira
March !J this year, Mr. Breckinridge
said that the Investigation "disclosed a
tale of wrong and outrage and a use of
gangsters and thugsln labor troubles
unparalleled In the history of thU coun-
try. It was shown by testimony Denevea
by a Grand Jury mat men temporarily m
cintrol of the labor unions In the clothing
and other trades directed and Instigated
unnumbered crimes of murder, robbery,
assault, riot and injury to property."
r.ang Attacks nenevref.
During ths Whitman and Perkins ad
ministrations. Mr. Breckinridge contin
ued. Illegal use of gangsters was sup
pressed., "but within the past two weeks
flvo raids have been made unlawfully
upon the'shops of employers In this city,
thus Indicating a recurrence to condi
tions such aa were revealed by 'Dopey
Benny. 'Jew' Murphy and others of
His letter to Mr. Swann also said:
"During the latter part of the year
1915, from a number of ource Infor
mation came to the office of ths District
Attorney that every effort would be
made to adjourn these cases to your
term of ofllcc. with the expectation that
they would not then be prosecuted, or
thst action would be taken In them
which would be entirely satisfactory to
the union officials."
When Mr. Brecklnrldjre resigned the
cases were pending In the Supreme
Court. Judge Delehanty In his memo
randum notes that an attempt between
March 14 and March SO to have Justice
Shearn discharge the ball of the de
fendants was unsuccessful, and that on
Jane : Mr. Swann had tho cases trans
ferred to General Sessions.
On June 9 the ball was discharged,
says Judge Delehanty, by a "distin
guished and high minded Judge, who tm
doubt relied Implicitly upon the good
faith of the recommendation presented to
him Uy the District Attorney, dated
June , and signed by a Deputy Assist
ant District Attorney and by John T.
Doollng, as Acting District Attorney."
This was done In Part I. of General
Sesalons. The Judge assigned to that
part at that time was Judge Craln,
whom Judge Delehanty does not name.
The young Deputy Assistant District
Attbrney who signed the recommenda
tion was Edward Well, who had held his
Job only three months when the cases
were turned over to him,
"Planned by Swann Perianal!?."
Judg Delehanty says that even a
man of -wide experience could not learn
between the end of March, when Well
took over the cases from Breckinridge,
ami June G, when discharge from ball
was requested, all that could ne known
of these cases.
"It Is of extreme significance," con
tinues Judge Delehanty, "that there was
prepared and presented to a Judge of
this court a recommendation whlah ap
peared to he a matter of routine, and
which purported to represent the result
of an Investigation concluding in June.
The fact Is, ns Is shown in the letter of
Mr. Breckinridge, that the disposition
made in June was actually planned in
Starch by District Attorney Swann In
January Sale of
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Women regard our daily offer
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Doubly confident are they that
in this tale, which has been in
preparation for many, many
Values are GENUINE in every
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persjon, ami Cher aesms to t no honest
explanation of this proceeding, nor does
thr.Bem to to, any reason why .the
District Attorney, irtio In person made
this agreement to dispose of the cases,
Should not tiavs assumed the 'rseponsl
Wllty Cor this agreement."
Reviews Some of the Cases.
Judge Delehanty also speaks of the
recommendations as being "a sham."
He reviews specifically the case against
Crean, Goldstein, Slgman and Goldberg.
He says Blgman and Goldberg were ac
tually present and In charge of a gang
that broke the nose of David Manuse
wits, knocked out his teeth, kicked and
trampled upon him on March 18, 1914.
He aays the men who committed the as
sault are In the city' and available as
witnesses and that the case can readily
be tried, yet none of the witnesses, ac
cording Mo Detective Wood's Investiga
tion, has been examined by anybody
connected with the District Attorney's
"Some of the witnesses," says Judgs
Delehanty, "are citizens who were bru
tally assaulted and who felt (at least
under former administrations of the Dis
trict Attorney's office) that they had a
right to make complaint and be heard.
Until this administration It has not been
deemed necessary that a statement of n
citizen who was bru'ally beaten and
'Who Identified his attallantt. need be
corroborated. There Is nothing involved
or vague or Indefinite about tho brutal
attack upon the public street in which a
peaceable citizen Is the victim."
Judge Delehanty explains that hs Is
placing his statement on tl.e records "so
that any Judge to whom the matter Is
presented In the future may act with
full knowledge of the facts."
fttalement by Swann.
Mr. Swann made a statement last
night In which he said It was well
known that Judge Delehanty was a can
didate for the Republican nomination
for District Attorney1 next year: that
Mr. Breckinridge was Mr. Perkins's
csmpatgn manager last year, and that
"this Is part of a concerted political
drive against the present administration
of the District Atorney's office."
Expressing astonishment at Judge
Delehanty' waiting until the last day
of his term and until every member of
the District Attorney's staff was known
to be away for the holidays, he said he
BEGIN TUESDAY, JANUARY 2ND, THEIR
INVOLVING PRACTICALLY ALL REMAINING STOCKS
OP PASH ION ABLE WINTER APPAREL AT REDUC
TIONS OP ABOUT ONE-HALF and ONE-THIRD AND
IN MANY INSTANCES AT LESS THAN HALF PRICE
DINNER & EVENING $75Formerly tol 75
GOWNS) "Formerly tol 45
(DANCE FROCKS) ( $35 Formerly to '95
BLOUSES )$1 O-Fnr '35
(FASHIONABLE SWEATER PROPORTIONATELY REDUCED)
ENTIRE STOCK OF
AT REDUCTIONS OF
ONE-HALF and ONE-THIRD
Including Rich Fur Coats Sets nnd Separate Furs of Sable,
Ermine, Kolinsky, Mole, Seal nnd other Fashionable Furs.
rCLEARANCE OF MILLINERY
$18 & $20
$25 to $35
could not make n detailed reply unlit he
had seen tho papers. Ho said his office
would have given Judge Delehanty
bVeiy assistance In Ms Investigation If
he had requested It, -which he never did.
"Mr. .Breckinridge," continued Mr.
Swann, "for three months frittered
away his time, degenerated Into a mere
tax eater and suddenly without notice
"We had already discovered the necessity-of
Indicting some of the main
witnesses for murder, and their testi
mony was discredited while others had
recanted their former statements. A
conviction seemed Impossible and an at
tempt to try the cases under those con
ditions would liavo meant a tremendous
waste of the taxpayers' money and the
consequent clogging of an already over
loaded calendar. 1 have seen Judge
Delehanty almost dally and ho has
never referred to tho case."
Mr. Doollng also defended the course
of himself nnd his chief. Hs said the
witnesses In Hie cases were supplied
either by the "Dopey" Benny gang or
by a detective agency "working under a
WAR ON CATS SAVES GAVE.
Good Hnntlaar la New Jarser Sine
Feline Slausrhter Started.
A report of the New Jersey FUh and
Game Commission Just Issued states
that the wholesale extermination of cata
In Burlington county during the 1916
epidemic of foot and mouth disease ha
resulted In sportsmen finding Burlington
among the best hunting grounds in ths
Game animals and birds are mors
plentiful In the county than for years
and ?orc of hunters have repeatedly
baarged their legal limit of ten rabbits,
also quails, pheasants and squirrels. It
Is held thatthe chief factor In ths in
crease, in game animals and birds as
well ns song birds in that county was
the warfare on cats by both hunter
and farmers. SporU-nen found hundreds
of prowling homeless oats in the iroods
and fields, preying upon native birds
and animals, and killed them.
Mr. and lira. A'lehsta Entartaln,
Orbskwicit, Conn., Dec SO. Mr. and
Mrs. Morton C Nichols gave v big- re
ception at the Country Club to-day la
honor of Lteut. and Mrs. Livingston
Watrous, Just returned frort Hawaii.
95 Formerly to 200
$65 Formerly to 125
M5 Formerly to MOO
35 Formerly to 95
$95 Formerly to250
$65 Formerly to' 135
$65 Formerly to 45
$45 Formerly to M 25
$35 Formerly to 75
$1 9 5 -Formerly to350
Of rich metallic brocades.
$1 25 Formerly to245
Of chiffon velvet.
$75 Formerly to 165
Of silk and velvet.
$35 to $40
CREDITS OR APPROVALS
SAVE NEW YORK
B. Altman & Co.
Arnold, Constable & Co.
Best & Co.
Bonwit, Teller & Co.
J. M. Gidding & Co.
In behalf of citizens of New York and
all merchants endorsing the Save New York
Movement throughout the United States, the
Save New York Committee wish to express
their thanks to the manufacturers of cloaks,
suits, furs and kindred lines for the support
of the Save New York Movement.
The manufacturers of these lines who are
located in the Save New York zone between
Thirty-second and Fifty-ninth Streets, Third
and Second Avenues, showing a farsighted
policy and friendly spirit, have almost unani
mously agreed to remove their factories from
this zone as their leases expire.
Their action will insure that this zone will
be protected by a custom, stronger than law,
in all the years to come, and that the heart
of New York City will remain intact for all
time with the dignity, character and stability
that make it what it is.
We, the undersigned, extend to these
manufacturers our best wishes for a prosper
ous New Year:
L. P. Hollander &
Lord & Taylor
R. H. Macy & Co.
Jas. McCreery & Co.
Saks & Co.
Franklin Simon & Co.
Save New York Committee
By J. H. Burton, Chairman
WtU lii nutu i. Lev. Is lit a,