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VOL. VIL NO. 263
Kntcrtd Becond-CUea Matter at the rooloftlcv lit RilladclDhlt. F
Undtr the Act ot March 8, 18TB laa1,,ma
PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, JULY 19, 1921
Publlahed Dally Except Sunday. Subscription Price 10 a Year by Hall.
Copyright, 1021. by Publlo ledief Company
PRICE TWO CENTS
EXTRA ' I
MA YOR DEMANDS U. G. I
TELL Of $23,000,000
IN SURPLUS EARNINGS
public Hearing' on Gas
Rise Bill Starts witn
" Moore Presiding
MUST HAVE RELIEF,
' BODINE DECLARES
, Would Withhold $l,uou,uuu
Due City If Not Helped,
Company Head Says
rvirr.ilmnn Raooed for Re-
" fusal to Take Up Question
of a New Lease
Ota United Gas Improvement Com
tajir, seeking temporary relief in the
firn of a ten-cent booet in tho price
of ras. P'tt(d on -the defensive
today by Mayor Moore, who asked ail
ixplanation of tho company'o surplus
The Mayor caUcd attention to the
wapany's cross income of SSG,0.)7.
JM74 during the twenty -three years
ef its operation of tho city-owned pas
plant.' during which time it paid 532,
20fl.4fl2.Hfl to the city ns rental.
"Th Mayor took a clan at Council
for iniorlnc the recommendations of the
Municipal Gas Commission, which urged
tie adoption of a permanent , policy
rather than a temporary relief measure.
The Mayor made these points in a
itatement he Issued just before the
opening of a hearing In hit reception
room on Councilman Hall's ndvnnce,
providing $1.10 gas. Today tho com
pany's side was heard. Tomorrow nt
11 o'clock the public will be given an
opportunity to present its views.
The Mayor's statement follows:
"The ordinance raising the price of
(ia to $1.10 did not seem to conform
to the ordinance creating the gns com
mission, which provided for a new lease
that would bo permanent, and did not,
apparently, consider any recomraendn
'tlom of the commission which had care
fully gone Into the subject.
'"The Mayor said the commission's
recommendations were definite, and that
thiy were tho result of the action of
Council at the request of the United
Gas Improvement Co., nnd ho did not
understand why they had been.floiien
erally Ignored. " -?-fc
"The Mayor indicated his purpose to
ait tome questions if tho U. G. I.
representatives cared to answer them.
i He Mid It appeared from the gns com
mission's report, the figures having
been taken from the books of the com
pany! that the revenues of the gns com
pany for the twenty-three years from
1897 to 1020 had .amounted to $102,
000,000 plus, that the operating ex
penses, taxes and uncollectable bills
amountod to $105,000,000 plus, leav
Ing the gross income for twenty-three
"Of this enormous amount the city
reteired In rental for its property S32,
208,462.30. Of this large gross income,
less rental, the company deducted for
amortization (pnying Itself back whnt
It had rut into the works). $13.001, 500.
In addition to about S17.000.000 in
terest on the bonds of the operating
c?mPan7 nni1 on common and preferred
Jock, leaving as surplus earnings, nt
the close of 1020. $23,065,102.30. the
eou valent of 12.00 cents per thousand
cuble feet of gas sold.
'This large surplus, with all the ad
w of the U. G. I. amortized, pre
sented a proper source of inquiry, when
Jw .. was askcd for tho rental paid
we city or n higher rato was sought
from the gas consumer. The Mayor
said there ucre many othiT points with
remd to the finnnclnl Mntus he would
" to hae cleared up befoio acting
upon the ordlnnncc."
A few minutes after this statement
at iMucd, the hearing opened, with
e Mayor presiding.
Mayor Opens Hearing
"A very important measure is now
wore tho Mayor for his approval or
disapproval." Mr. Moore explained,
ine lease lias born In successful opera
tion for twenty-three years and the
Jjwe lins asked for certain cxtcn-
"Km. .1 . .. . .
r- " nine hro, i ouncu grnntect one
lege, tho Mibitltutlon of the B. T.
M., . . "cnndlcpowcr, and the
m, r'K.'?(,I ,ho ordlnnnco with the
SJ"!?ndln,s ns written In tho ordi
nance that tbero was to bo u inking of
J' J'yor was induced to believe
i,,ij ? t,mc hni1 romu when the city
hAi kTv ,what thp city would tnkc
th ... . .1 Minpe (,f t,, KnH w-orks in
th. VAnt.Uw ,Pnso was not renewed nt
actual ?ink W WP" t0 stnt0 tht tho
in thitK m,?tivo of tho jrnJr in RiK
nr W r'' nnncP wns to understand
condlHn ?,.ui',y wns ,0 b0 mn(l ot tho
made o" ? the, works nnd a report
works wi,pI,y1ical Condition of the
kept ,,n et iCf thc, works cro being
More 1 1 i '"formntIon ns to be had
" event JT Bf. ,nut- so thn' '"
t hMln, ffci,,c S?ni,,uloMH of th0 lp"s
tenanthra $& le cnforccU bcforo tho
l,ln?ln Thnb"'b,ly, WB" not h main
f that orVlnn mIn,,.s of thc supporters
" Com m?MiDe,te tt rc"ort of tho
-mmissnn, Council passed an or-
n Pare I'tvr., Column Onr
M7,and Youths Accused of Shoot
ElLtonW7an Durlno D,8Pute '
,?ft'w"dc' :uIy ,jn.TuufuH uo.
? Ill i?llS?.X' b)t ' "'"ctn. Merc
S'"K Mrs P,?it0d clmr,,1 wllh
'ty.fivc it', R"T ?horiitnn, aged
" "f'Port .0,J,0,hn Thornton, a
had n IntwMMn Vir,,,r T1, v,mt '"
4a(niei bp ,,lMPt-' wan esumed
It tt.'Uf.,t.TI,?"'n. Th0 shot
"Won m.1 .?a rucK Mrs.
. "Twn, Her condition Is wrious.
Mayor's Figures Shotting
City and U. G. I. Finances ,
What tho U. G. I. received:
from salo of gas,
1807 to 1020 $102,000,000.00
operating expenses 105,000,000.00
Grosi incomo $80,057,254.73
Wliat tho city received from U.
Itcntal of Gaa Works $32,200,402.30
Interest on bonds... 17,000,000.00
Surplus earnings for
V. G. I $23,003,102.30
ALLEGED ROBBER CAPTURED
WHEN WOMAN CALLS POLICE
Mrs. Elizabeth Drlstcr, 1224 Spruce
Street, Quietly Uses Telephone
Erompt and quiet action of Mrs.
Elizabeth Brlstcr, 1224 Spruco street,
resulted in the capturo shortly before
noon today of a man who, It is charged,
attempted to loot hor homo. After n
light with the police the man, a Negro,
who gave his name ns "William Neff,
wns caught in tho bathroom of the
Hrlstcr home. Ho was later held in
$800 bail for court by Magistrate
Ab she was about to tako luncheon,
Mrs. Bjistcr heard footsteps on the sec
ond floor. She telephoned the police.
A detail of patrolmen wns sent to
thc house. Three men guarded front nnd
rear while two others entered. 1'atrot
innn Fall went up the fire-escape in tho
renr nnd saw Neff In thc bathroom. De
tective Farley went up the stairway.
"Come out." ordered Xcff. Th
Detective Farley then broke in tho
door. Neff tried to draw a revolver tho
police say. but Farley knocked him
down. Neff then surrendered.
Two keys, one of which flted n door
of thc Brister home, weer found in the
pockets of the prisoner.
The Brlstcr house was robbed of
jewelry nnd clothlug valued at $500 n
few weeks ago.
'BOOZE BUSTLE' COSTS
T. McKEAN ALLEN $15
Chestnut Hill 8oclety Man, Also Pays
$10 for Reckless Driving In N. J.
Thomas McKenn Allen. Chestnut
Hill society man, was fined $V5 for
carrying llqnor nnd $10 for rcckleM
(irlvlnir nt Atlnntir C'."tr hln mm-nlii
Ho pleaded guilty to the reckless driv
ing crnirgc arm non vuit to UIO violation
of tho Stnto enforcement act hi carry
ing a liquor-filled flask on his hip.
Tho ilask in question, learner cov
ered nnd silver mounted, wns In the
courtroom and wni hnlf full of liquor.
After Allen hnd paid the fine he reached
exn?tniltlv tiwntfl Jnrl-m Tn-!-,!! h.,.
the Judge smiled nnd Fold :
J liar, nnsK nnd its contents nre con
fiscated. It will not be returned to
Alton riirnPfl nn h ImM nnrl lnff lm
court. Tho auto cofo wan heard first,
beforo Recorded Goldenberg. after
which Alien appeared before Judgn
Jiigcreon. 'incie was n woman witli
Allen when ho wns irrcsted.
CHARGES FENCE TO KEEP
n ANIMALS OUT; IS FINED!
Electric "Dead Line" for Dogs and
Cats Killed Valuable Angora
James Campbell, 273S Mulfeld street,
wns fined $13.50 beforo Magistrnto
O'Brien this morning on a charge of
cruelty to anlmaln. Testimony showed
that Campbell, troubled by dogs and
cats. entering his yard through the pick
ets of nn iron fence, nttnehed an elec
tric wire to it.
The principal witnes against him
was Frank Snyder. 2737 South Seventy-first
street, who testified that a
valuable Angora cat belong to him hail
died through coming In contnet ulth the
Campbell fence, nnd his police dog had
been burned 'the same way.
Campbell snjd that the wire wns only
chnrged with six volN nnd that he hnd
put It up due to the annojiuice of tho
animals that infested his jnrd. He
pnld liis fine nnd promised to remove the
SEIzrBELAJUN N GALICIA
Former Hungarian Leader Arrested
for Plotting Communist Rising
Copenhagen, July 10. (By A. I'.)
Bcla Kun, the former Hungnrlnn Com
munist leader, was arrested in I.emherg
on his arrival there from the Moscow
Communist Congress, according to n
Leiuborg dispatch to tho Berllngskc Tl
Tho chnrgo ngninst him wns that he
vns carrjing plum for a Communist
rising In Galicla.
Mahanoy City Girl Sought to Flee
With Carnival Employe
Mahonoy City, I'll., July lit.- Cap
tivated by tho charm of carnival life,
tliirtcen-ycar-old Helen Mcdnosky, of
tills city, took ninety dollars nnd two
gold watches from her fnthcr's home
and attempted to elope with Frank
Demay, twenty-fivo years old, nn
nttnche of a carnival which has been
playing here for the past week.
Tho pair were arrested ns they were
boarding a train to 1'hlladelpliia early
today. Ueniuy wns jiuleii and tlie girl
today. Ueniuy wns jnlleii am
paroled into the custody of her
CRUSADE FOR NICKEL BREAD
Children's Soda Compaign Inspires
Housewives In the Bronx
New York, ,luy 10. Thc Bronx,
whose joungsters recently marched de
manding nickel sodas and In some In
stnnces getting them, now Is demanding1
nnntlicr five-cent article bread.
This time It Is the women who nre
doing the campaigning. A hundred
members of (lie Housewives' I.engue
jesteidny loiued the biiioiigli hi auto
mobiles placarded "The Nnlinn deiunnds
back its llvo-rent bread loaf." Stops
were mude In front of vitrlous 'bakeries
aud the proprietors asked to cut their
tlJWttj'.-i&''i H&' jil, ,t $ '-
WHILE ASLEEP ON
Miss Margaret Goodwin, of
3927 Locust St., Victim of
PET DOG'S BARKING IS
FIRST ALARM SOUNDED
Miss Margaret Goodwin, thirty years
old, a Gormantown school teacher, of
3027 Locust street, was stabbed on thc
head by an unknown nssnllant while
asleep on the porch of a cottngc near
Coatesvllle shortly after midnight.
Tho attack shrouded In mystery,
and the present theory of the police Is
thnt thp assailant believed that she
wns some one else.
Miss Goodwin, who has been for sev
eral weeks on tho Willow Farm, near
Coatesvllle, along with her brother-in-law
and sister, Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles L.
Storris, has been sleeping on tho porch
of tho cottage. Mr. and Mrs. Storris
sleep, on thc upper floor. Miss Good
win kept her dog tied under the ham
mock in which she slept.
Shortly after midnight Mrs. Storrla
was awakened by the bnrklng o the
dog. Sho called her husband, and a
few seconds later they heard Miss
Goodwin calling weakly for help.
Running down, they found her nt tho
foot of the stairs, her head wet with
blood. The dog was loose, having
broken his leiish. nnd he. too, hnd
received n heavy blow.
Cut Above Ear Noticed
' "At first Miss Gocdwln thought that
the blood came from somo sort of n
hemorrhage in her enr." said Mr. Stor
ris this nfternoon, "but we noted im
mediately lhat'thero was a deep cut
just nbove tho enr.
"Wo summoned Dr. Chnrlos H.
Stone from Coatewille. nnd ho said that
it was probablv n knife cut She was
tnken to Coatesvllle nnd is In no Im
mediate danger, although the Injury is
"Wo are at a loss to account for the
attack except on the theory thnt Rhe
was mistaken for someone else, or that
some intruder, intending to rob tbc
house, came unexpectedly on Miss Good
win and the dog and stabbed her and
ran away. Miss Goodwin must have
been unconscious for some time as she
says that she was nwakened by the
barking of the dog, who stopped as soon
as she came to.
"As Mrs. Storris and I both heard
thc dog barking for some time before
we heard Miss Goodwin's voice, she
must have been stunned for a consider
Stato Pollco Notified
State police were notified. It is their
opinion that thc nttnek wns intended
for some one else. Thc Willows is n
fnrm operated by the Misses Finn nnd
consists of a large estate on which there
Is the main farm house und two small
About two weeks ago when
somo one smashed the source of the
water supply and rendered the farm
house nnd cottnges wuterless until re
pairs could be mnde. Recently there
nlso have been raids on the berry
patches nnd kitchen garden of the Finn
farm and State police hnvp been aslwd
Miss Goodwin is a tencher at the
Slindy Hill Country Day School. Oer
mnntnwn. nnd resides at the I.orut
street address, with her father, Hnrold
Goodwin. The Storris' nrp both mis
sionaries to China for the Congrega
tional Church. They have been nn n
furlough and spent tho winter at the
NATION'S BUSINESS WOMEN
ASSEMBLE AT CLEVELAND
Protective Legislation for Industrial
Employes to Be Discussed
Clovcland, July 10. (By A. P. I
Delegates from practically every State
represented n wide diversity of occu
pations at the third annual convention
of tho 'National Federation of Business
nnd I'rofcssinnnl Women's Clubs, which
opened n four-day session here today
with tlie nnnunl nddress of Mrs. I.onn
Lake Forrest, of Detiolt, national
Addresses of welcome and responses
v.eie on the nfteinonn program, nt
whicli gK-eting.-. from Canada? nnd Ar
menia wei'p rend. Protective legislation
for women in industry is the principal
topic to be discussed nt tho convention.
A eonsenntlve nttltudc toward the
question wns expressed by the Ohio
federation, which held Its nnnunl meet
ing here estcrdny. The Ohio organiza
tion rrnffinned the stand tnken by the
iiiitinnnl federation nt its St, I'nul con
vention Inst year when it wns decided to
oppose indiscriminate action on pro
Thirteen new State federations have
affiliated with the national bodv dur
ing the lost year, Miss Lena Mndesln
Phillips, executive secretary, reported.
$3,000,000 L0SSIN"0IL FIRE
Three Hundred Thousand Barrels
Burned and Plant Wrecked
Linden, N. .1.. Julv 10 (By A. P.)
, The Jo-s fiom the Hip which destrojed
thlrty-thrc? of the thirty-four oil taiiks
nnd fifteen asphalt stills nt the plnnt of
the Wnrner-Quinlnn Asphalt Co. near
here was estimated nt $3,000,00(1 today
b compnnv offlclnls. In addition, the
entire plnnt was ruined with the excep
tion of scvernl small structures. Kx
plosions continued throughout the
nlnVtt Tlirnft Imnttrpfl tlimtkinwl K...-..V.
,!, ' .' tri.1,1-,',
of oil were burned, much of It (lowing
l- ,ln...A.I t .'.. 1. tlAHrlll .l.nMili.a .1
III imiiuT ii vi tut, ...j iitvummn 1111(1
While the fire wns under control
tod.u, firemen said svne of the oil might
continue to burn for tnree days.
MADDEN HEADS COMMITTEE
Is Elected Chairman of House Ap
WashhiRten, July 10. (By A. P.l
Rpiipcntntlve Martin B. Madden. Re
ptibllrmi, Il'imiis, today was elected
I'hiiirinnu "f the Committee on Apn.
pilutions pf tlie House.
Ho succeeded Representative Good,
of Iowa, who recently resigned from the
, ., ,t,i,n-,vjl
Bossing the City's Budget
Not Unlike Keeping House
"Why," exclaimed one woman
Republican, discussing the plan to
elect a woman City Controller, "tho
man who holds that office Is nothing
more than the keeper of the budget
for tho household of the city. Women
havo all kinds of experience In keep
ing household budgets."
FOR HADLEY'S JOB
Report Republican "Combine"
Contemplates Naming One
for City' Controller
SEEN AS BOLD STROKE
Republican city organization leaders
are planning the execution of n bold
stroke the election of a woman as City
Controller to enlist the interest of in
dependents in thc combine .ticket for
tho coming primaries.
More than that, of coureo, the com
blno leaders hope, by the move, 'to be
oblo to lino up the women for all thc
Up to now tho impression hnd been
fostered that tho combine would sup
port tho present Controller, Will B.
Hadlcy, for election. Ho wns placed
in office In thc first Instance by ap
pointment of Governor Sproul when
John M. Walton died.
But tho Inside information Is thnt
"tho organization Is thinking of back
ing a woman for Hndley's place."
If thc present thoughts of the lead
ers are carried into effect, then a
woman will be slated for tho firbt time
for .1 big "Row office, carrying nn
$8000 sn'ory and considerable patron
age. And If a woman is slated on a
harmony ticket, she is virtually cer
tain of nomination In September nnd
election in November.
Strangely enough, thc news ns to a
woman candidate for a Row office devel
oped following a conference In Atlan
tic City in David H. Lnno's Amen
Corner In the Strand. Strange, be
cause Mr. Lane, the sage of tho or
ganization, has never been conspicuous
a:i nn advocate of the rights of women.
Always for Strong Men In Politics
If Mr. Lane, in the old days, had
anything to say about it. he would say
that thc law of the sex had no relation
to thc law of politics: Mr. Lane stood
fci men, nnd strong, blunt men nt that.
Nevertheless, Mr. Lane has also been
credited with politlcnl acumen of a high
order. And just now politicians believe
that the combine needs nil thc ncumen
nnd all the votes it can get henco It
Is proposed to go the suggestion of
Thomas Raeburn White one better.
Mr. White has been urging thnt
women run for magistracies. Tho or
ganization, realizing that women will
participate In the coming primaries for
thp first time Inst time they were qual
ified to vote In the general election only
Is preparing to bid high for the wom
an vote. Besides, thc magistracies nre
wanted for the men political workers,
who are hot after them.
Those who tnlkod with Mr. Lnne. In
this umen corner conference were Sen
ator Vare, Thomas W. Cunningham.
Penrose lender, and Councllmeii Hall
and Walter. Thee men were fully icp
resentative of the combine.
Senator Vnro Insisted, when he was
nsked about the shore talk, thnt poll
ties did not figure ot nil. He spoke
Continued on Tnar Two, Column Sl
Man Who Served In Navy During
War Convicted of Desertion
Boston, July 10. (By A. P.) Al
though he served In the I'nlted State'
naval service nlmost a ear and half
after May 11. 1018. part of the time
oersens. WUlinin II. Nolan, of Som
ervlle, was sentenced jetordav by a
general coitrt-mnrtial to serve six
months nt hard labor on n charge of
fieertlon from the Nntional Army. Ma
jor General Clnrence R. Edwnrds. com
manding the Northeastern Department,
while npprovlng tho findings, remitted
tlie sentence, which Included dishonor
able disehnige nnd foifclture of nil pny
Nolan, who is un lnsurunee broker,
te-tllird thnt he made lepented attempts
to enlist in the navy, but was rejeeteu.
Up registered for the draft and nbout
the time he was called was accepted
hi the naval reserve and failed to re
spond when summoned bj the board.
SAVES WOMAN'S LIFE
War Veteran Applies Tourniquets to
Victim Struck by Auto
t ,)ii nk action 'iy a vternn of tlie
World Wnr piobably saved the life of
a woman pinned to n wnll at Tenth
and Ludlow strettH by an automobile.
The soldier npplled tourniquets to
the badly bleeding legs of the woman
and then put her on his back nnd
curried her to Jefferson Hnpitnl.
The Injured wmnnii Ik Anna Lutz.
223."i Miffllp street. The so'dier Is
Bdwnrd .iei-ler. 000 North ItoMon inc
line. Late yestordny afternoon Miss
Lut. attempted to uos Tenth stieet
nt Ludlow whin the wii n-mk bv nn
automobile- drhen b Mis. F.lsie Priiul.
,ri!l(l" Greene street, (icnnuntown. mid
pinned to the wnll of the building
on the Miuthiart coiner of the Mreet
Mrs. Praill wns given a hearing by
Magistrate Mecleary at Central Station
this morning nnd held in $."1)0 bnil for
FIGHTS WOMAN DETECTIVE
Alleged Shoplifter Subdued Only
After Hard Battle
Itos'e Cappnttl. F.'lxworth stiert
near Fifteenth, wns held In $."011 bull
for ii further hcnrlng by Magistrate
Mcelenry on a chnrgo of larceny.
Susie Madison, a detective emplojed
by n Miiket street department -tnro,
sold she sirv the woninn wnlkiuj about
tlie first door, pieklns niticles of wear
ing nppr.rcl from the counters.
When the detectlvi' attempted t nr
I'M the woman she run up a stnlrwav
t.) tlie ce nnd lloor. and, seizing ii roll
o. oilcloth. Knocked Mlt.s Madison down
n flight of Mnirs. It wns charged. Wfter
a chane about the storo tho fugitive was
j . A J At-
RING THIEVES FLEE
Wreck Ends Mad Race in Gor
mantown With Motor Pa
trol in Pursuit
1 MAN TAKEN AS PALS TAKE
LOOT AND DODGE SHOTS
A wild chase of jewelry thieves
through Gcrmnntown, in which shots
were fired and a heavy motor patrol
careened around street corners In pur
suit of a Bwlft nnd powerful touring
enr, ended at Price nnd Buynton streets
shortly before noon when tho robbers
crashed Into a drug store.
Ono of thc three men in the big car
had grabbed a tray containing twenty
eight gold signet rings from the counter
In Theodore Lassen's jewelry store.
OSOj Gormantown avenue, a few min
utes before the chase ended with the
smashing of the car.
The rings were vnlucd at nbout $300.
if tho robbir who took them had waited
n moment later he might havo got awny
with n tray of diamond rings, for ho
had asked to bcc some, and Herbert
Lassen, brother of the proprietor, hud
turned unsuspectingly to reach for the
Didn't Use Gun
"My brother hnd turned only n mo
ment. mid the proprietor In describ
ing tho theft, "when the man ho was
waiting on grabbed a full tray and
another a quarter full, about twent.
(ight rings in all. and dashed out of
the shop. Ho did not drnw a gun or
order my brother to throw up his hund".
He simply ran.
""I was in tho back of tho store talk
ing to i jewelry Knltssman. When I
benrd my brother's shout nnd saw the
living figures I joined in the chase.
My brother and I were In time to s-ce
the man with tho rings jump into a
big car which was standing just around
tho corner. There were two other men
in it. They had hidden the license
numher with a cloth.
"The machine sped away before wo
had time to do anything. We hurried
brick to the shop nud telephoned to the
Acting District Itcctivc McFnrlnnd
w-as sent out with a police detail in
tho Fourteenth Districts' motor patrol
when wor.d came of the robbery.
Tolice Glvo Chase
The patrol picked up the touring car,
which nnd not jet left thc neighbor
hood, n short distance from thp jpw-plry
store, and gave chase. The two vehicles
caused much excitement In Hip quiet
streets of Gcrmnntown, ns they put on
speed nnd cut corners on two' wheels,
finally, at Price and Boynton streets,
the driver of the robbers' car apparently
lost control, for it went up on the pave
ment and crashed tnto Decker's drug
store, smashing fti the door nnd break
ing the big bulk window.
Two of the men. one carrying the
trny of rings, jumped out of the car nnd
ran. The third was too dazed to follow
their example. Detective McFnrlnnd
nnd Patrolman Zlnn Jumped out of the
motor patrol and were close behind.
They arrested the lone occupant of tho
Other members of the detail, piling
out of the police patrol, took up tlie
pursuit of thc two fugitives, drawing
revolvers and firing after the fleeing
men. Both ducked nnd doubled, how
ever, nnd made good their escape.
The prisoner wns taken to tlie (,'er
mnntown police stntion, where he re
fused to give his name or nddres.-. The
big car is badly wrecked. The police
have not jet learned whether it was
a stolen car or tlie property of one of
THREE HELD ON MISSOURI
WHITE CAP ACCUSATION
Father and Brother-ln-Law Ar
rested Other Victims Plan Action
Wnrrrnsburg, "Mo., Inly )!) - y
A. P.) Three mon wie nrre-.tid here
jesterdny in connection with the Hog
ging last Saturday of Richard Johnson.
sUty-elqht years old. while he was re
turning from work in the fields.
C'hnrge? cf conspiracy ami felonious as
sault were filpd against Flunk Ander
son, his brother nnd brother-in-law.
Tliev were released on bond
Nick M. Brndlev, nttornej for the
liifendants. announced jesteiday that
the whipping of Jol ns"n i.ic out of
u story told by Frank Anild'on's
eleven- ear-old daughter, in which i-hc
nlleged that Johnson lud spoken in
decently to her,
Nocogdoclies, Tev.. July 10. (By A.
P.) J. W. McKhlght, a plumber, who
wns seized by n pnrty of mnsked men as
he nliglited from n trnin at Tlnipson,
nenr here, taken two miles from town
and given a seveie beating, left here
jesterdny for Center, sent of Shelby
County, with tho announced intent Ion
of socking nid of count authorities in
prosecuting thc men who attacked him
iiml .ill if who n lie ttn he recognized.
McKulght wns for.nerlj n deputy
sherift ami constable of Nacogdoches
County, lie is married and has three
(hildien, but recently wns separated
from his wife.
FATHER HELD AS KIDNAPPER
A. J. Torrens Arrested In Long
Branch Took Baby Daughter
New York. July 10. Alfred .1 Tor
rens was arrested jesteidax In Long
Branch, N. J., for the kidnapping of
his ten-month-old daughter, Margaret
Klolse Torrens. from the summer home
of hor grandparents. Mr. and Mrs.
Jnnies Simpson, nt Pomptnn Lnke, N.
J , July 7. The baby was in excellent
henlth nm was not affected bv the ilava
of automobile travel through New
Jersey. Neighbors telephoned Chief of Police
Wnlllng, thnt their suspicion wpre
moused about a man and bab at 101
Seventh avenue, Long Branch. ' Walling
sent City Detective Joseph McGnrvpy
to the house and Torrens and the bob'v
were token to police headouaiterx Tl.o
baby was turned over to the Public
Health Nursing Association. The Chief
of Pollco of Pompton I.ake ami Mrs.
Torrens started for Long Branch ot
once. Torrens' rooms were searched
Chief of Police Walling, said Torrem.
had told him he planned to go to Japan
Later Ton ens in nn InterUew said
he wou'd histitute suit for alienation
of his i fe's affection against his
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Tlicrcsa Duscli. l.fcen years old, who eloped from IVeloUII.( N. YM
Saturday ultli Kred Heady, also &liorn In (ho picture, and who Mere
arrested here. Theresa was suddenly confronted by her angry father
as she sobblngly told her story at a City Hall hearing today
KIDNAP MERCHANT;!GIRL ELOPER SOBS
Sharon Business Man Spirited
Away and Held for
KIN OF WHITLA FAMILY
By the Associated Press
Sharon, Pa.. July 111. Thomas D.
Randolph, n prominent Sharon business
num. wns kidnapped Inst night nnd is
being held for S50.000 ransom, it was
learned tndnv. The Informntlon was
icVived by Mrs. Randolph today and
turned over to the city and county
Mr. Randolph did not return home
Inst night, and his wifp wns nlmost
hysterical this morning when she re
ceived two notes, one signed "Kid
niippers" nnd nnother signed "Tom."
The first note demanded $.'0,000 for
the man's relense nnd gave spn'-ilic In
structions as to how the inonev was to
be paid Tlie other wns from Randolph.
Randolph is related to irt tutllv the
same wealth families us Billy Whltla,
who was kidnapped in March. 1000.
Rnndolph, who was in tho book nnd
stationery business, telephoned to his
home nt eight o'clock Inst night he
would be delnyed ns he was waiting for
a partv of men from Pitt'hurch It
seems the men nrrived, nnd after a
time, tlie police say, tlipy drove away
with Randolph in his automobile Mis.
Itfllulfilnll uitlfeil iliirinrr (lie iill,f fni-
him, ami this morning rerened the
dotes telling that he was being held
HELD ON WIFE'S CHARGE
Woman Says Husband Beat and'
Tried to Kill Her '
Samuel Faet. Fifteenth street near!
Dickinson, wns held in S"0O ball for
court b Magistrate Meclearj tills
morning in Central Stntion, chnrged In
his wife with ns'iiult and batter) with
intent to kill '
Mrs, Fa?e s.iid "die nnd her husband
hnd been estranged, nnd when she re- i
turned last Saturday night to his home
to get her clothing, her husband dragged
her to the seeond ffeior and orelered her
to elrink pol.on. When she refused, she
sajs he-bound nnd gngged her and threw
her eleiwn the cellar steps.
Fnzcy tleelnreel his wife deserted their
slxtren-month-old bnbj nnd left him1
to enre for the child, who hnd con
tracted piicumotih. The child elled.
CAMPBELL CALLED TO ANSWER EERCDOLL CHARGES
Major Bruce Campbell, Gover Borgdoll's military coumeL has
been summoned from Camp Pike to answci charges i;:n.le today
by Mrs. Emma Bergdoll before the Congiession.il Investigating
Committee thnt he hnd demanded $100,000 and accepted $5000
to bo paid "the higher ups." Major Campbell recently told thc
committee he did not want a dollar from the Bergdolls. Mrs.
Berffdoll told the committee she did not know the nnme of the man
to whom Major Campbell had given the money. "
GREEKS REJOICE AT CAPTURE OF TURKISH TOWN
ATHENS, July 10. Confirmation of a rcpoit that Hutm
on the southern branch of the Bagdad railway, had fallen Sun
afternoon was received here through official channels last i .
and was followed by general rejoicing. A communlquo says
four heavy field guns, eleven machine guns and uumeioua
oners were taken by the Greeks.
FIRE DRILL CAUSES STIR '
s. ' I
Independence Hall Scene of Much
Temporary Excitement ;
A crowd collei'tesl about Independ
ence Hall at 10:,10 this morning when
n iMillection of bells started ringing
nnel gunrils scurried about in nil ell
reclleuiH. Mnn) of the spectators stood with
drooping jnws expecting to see John
llancock'n chnlr consumed In llanies or
some inirg nr untieing
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J0"r mfi JrflVB tu, other guard,
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PLEA FOR LOVER
Pretty Theresa Dusek, 16,
Peekskill, N. Y., Confronted
by Angry Father Here
IS TAKEN BACK HOME
Magistrate Mecleary's court rn City
Hall today was the scene of a little lovt
The heroine without a question was
Theresn Dusek. She is sixteen and
looks fourteen. Clad in n little white
elress she sat in the back of the crowd
ed courtroom at 10:lfi this morning and
wept bitterly because the policeman
was going "to take her friend away."
Theresa's love story had gone cruelly
wrong. Last night slip and her boy
sweethrort. Fred Heady, with whom She
had eloped from Peekskill. N. Y . Sat
urday, were arrested in n rooming
house on Eighteenth ftrect below Vine
by Detective Taggart.
It wns of this nnd her unsjmpathetlc
fnther who would not let her have
"Fred" that Theiesn sohbingl) talked
as she wnlted for the time of her hear
ing. "Father has a butcher shop in Pecks
kill." she said sniffing bravely.
"Yes, nnd thnt's where he Is now."
And just then, juu ns though tn
thing were happening in a stor book,
into the courtroom walked father!
With hhu was Detective John Shny.
of Peekskill. nnd in his hend was n ellre
plnn. It took less than five minutes to
execute it. There was a brief executive
sesion with Magistrate' Mcelenry, a bit
of bustling around to locate a certain
)oung mnn, nged twenty, and named
Fled lie adv. There was the gentle
pulling a bewildered Theresa from bur
seclusion on the back bench nnel oft
the Peekskill part) set from the City
, Withdraws Charges Here
"Chnrges of nbdmtlon withdrawn in
Philadelphia," Mr. Dusek explaineel
brielly ns he steeied his party thiough
the corridor. "Thej will be pressed
ngaln. however, as .soon as wo reach
The nartv hurried to Brn.iil Street
Stntion where the) made the 11
o'clock train for New York. There-a
was on one side of father and Fred in
tow of tlie elctecthe
Before her Irate pnrent put In nn
appearance at City Hall, between sobs
(nntlunrd on Taur To t'ol imn Km,
BOY SURVIVES HEART CUT
Factory Worker Accidentally Lacer-
ated, but Wound Is Sewed
New York, July 11) Frank Farinn,
sixteen yenrs old, of Brookljn, is re
covering nfter his heart )csterdoy was
accidentally pierceel with a knlfu an I
then seweel up.
The boy was weirkins in h factory
when a seeiiteen-inch knife with
Kurkcoc's openeel his chest wnll, took
four .tltchea In the heart muicfes nod
luits iu tug .UCQ,
BERGDOLL PAID ' ,
But Military Lawyer Sought
$100,000 for 'Highor-Ups,'
She Tells Committee
DENIES THAT SHE TOLD
MAJOR TO GO TO H-
tl'j n tflnff Corrmponitrnt
Washington. July 10. Mrs. Emma
C. Bergdoll. mother of the notorious
Philadelphia slacker, today told tho
congressional committee nvestlgatlng
the escape of rfiover Bergdoll, that sho
had hern asked for $100,000 by Captain
Bruce Campbell, an nrmy officer at
Governor's Island, to give to "higher
ups." She snid sho finnlly gave her son
?."000 whleh was given to Campbell.
Campbell, neiw a major, was Crover's
The admission came while the slack
er's mother wns under cross-exnmlna
tion by General Sherburne, counsel for
Tho hearing reopened this mornlnc
due to idscoverv of new clues. A sec
ond witness, whoso name Is withheld,
v. Ill be produced tomorrow, and then It
Is expected that the hearing will close.
Mrs. Bergdoll admltteel she got very
angry at Captain Campbell, when ap
pronched for the nionpy.
"You sniel that you tohl him to go
to ." said General Sherburne.
But Mr.s. Bergdoll refused to admit,
that she had use-el those words. Gen
eral Sherburne was endeavoring to
bring etut the- story he savs Mrs. Berg
doll told him in Philadelphia.
Refused to Divulge Story
Mrs. Bergeloll at first refused to di
vulge the story. She was assured by
Chairman el'ters thnt she wouldjjp Im
mune from prosecution for anything,
in her testimony, however, then agreed
Captnin Campbell said he wanted the
money for some either man, Mth. Berg
eleill said, who was "some ngent of th
Government." She saiel she could not
recall thc man's nnme.
At the start, Mrs. Bergeloll snld then
late D. Clurcnce Glbboney. who was.
rnnncnl frm Ttn.r!lt n..f '..!..
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M...,.v. ,, unnni iu, v'vr,wtJV, , rm mill
not give nny of the money. Lnter,
she said. Bergeloll told her to turn over
the S.'OOO. This payment was mnele In'
bills of large denomination, she said.
The committee counsel then brougnti
out thnt the first inkling of the pnymenti
of $."000 to Captnin Campbell was ob-j.
tallied by intercepting a letter from
Bergdoll to his mother. It was wrltteai
from Ebcrbach, Germany, where Berg-
doll fled after his escape from nnny
guards in Philadelphia. Bergdoll, it,
wns saiel, commended his mother fop
"acquitting herself" before the IrivesT
tignting commlttee-'nt the previous hear-i
ing, but nsked her why she did not tell
of the $5000 given Captain Cnmpbell,
Wanted .Money for Higher I'ps I
According to Mrs. Bergdoll's testl- J
mony. Captnin Cnmpbell wanted the
$100,000 tor "higher ups" In Wash- 4
iugtou. Pressed b) General Sherburno 3
for names, she said the man as sho 3
recalleel it, was "conuected with the , "
court-martial of her son." Even when
the names of members eif the court-
ninrtinl were read she was unnb c to X,
recall the name mentioned by Captain
Campbell, siie snid.
When the- hearing opened this morn- J
ing, one of the committee invtst!gnttoa i
tohl how Mrs. Bergeloll broke Intei tears 3
and sobbed, for fifteen minutes, when
she was again approache-el recently In j
Philadelphia in regards te the case. Tho 1
strain of her recent experiences had f
ben toe much for her. he snid. 1
Mrs. Bergdedl showed ns much when '
she nrrieel from Philadelphia this I
morning. She took her plnce on the
witness .stand with ap expression of
MINGO'S DEATH TOLL 27,
OPERATOR TELLS SENATORS
Says Three State Police and Guards- I
men Were Shot In Back J
WnAhlngton. July 1!) (B) A P ) '
Twenty-seven persons nre known to j
lime lost their lives In the Mingo, W.
Vn , co.il fields elisorelcrs since the mid- l
die of Mai. IOL'0, Hnrr) Olinstcnd. rep- !
resenting operators, testified toeln bo- i
fore the Senate investigating i-ommlt- '
tee Of these, he snid. three Stato po-
lice and nntlonnl guardsmen were "shot S
in the bnck while in the performance of I
their duties." A witness for the minerH '
ireiously had testified that 100 persons
had been killed elurins the period. r
After the strike wns called Qlmstead f
said, operators "solicited" workmen i
from outside territory and when fheso t
men nlighted from their trains they J
were frequcnth abused and assaulted F
Charges of union officials thnt J
"miners were enslnied nud held In :
peonage" were "absolutely without
foundation," 01mtend testified Private'
detecthes designated ns deput) sheriffs, '
hnel been pnld b) thp operators, he said. '
"because the county had insufficient
Senntor Sterling questioned propriety
of such procedure Mr. Olmstend ox-
plained thnt the mine owners, needing 'j
protes-tlon. Inaned the money to tho
county for the pn.Miient of deputies
with un understandins for reimburse-
"ELOPING" WlfE TO RETURN
Mrs, Clarke Durea, Pardoned by
Husband, Will Come Homo Again
Montlrello, N. Y Julv 10. Mrs. 4
Earl Vonrnoj nnel Charles Durea, unor- 'V
dnlneil Holiness pastor, left here last 'j,
night for Uridgeville, a nearby hamlctV
on the Neiersink Uiver, where they J
were expected to become reconciled with . ' i.
iiieir rehju-ciive iiuhi-", ine recently
iiiissing eiorno) nud Mrs Durea Hvi
elentl) both Voornoj'H wife and Mr.''
Durea's husband become persuaded of
the triitli of tlie plea of the "elopers"
that their mutual departure ten day
ago was marked by nothing more than
a plntonlc attachment and a desire to
Hep insplreel on Mrs. Durea's part by
her husband's "hysterical religion" and
on Yoornoy's by his destnste for bU
inotlur-ln law's society.
There was even Indication thnt Mr.
Veieirnoy would elrop her suit for di
vorce to the gratification of local reel
elents. who were pained by the scandal.
Before her departure last night she an
nounced that she would not bring Karl
back to her mother's home.